Friday, December 29, 2006

Toronto Downtown Christmas lightings

Earlier before Xmas, "The One" and I went downtown supposedly to catch the "Xmas parade" but we went too late and missed it! hehehe So instead, we were downtown to catch some christmas shopping mood and they are..

"X'mas tree" made up of light bulbs infront of Eaton Centre

The Streets Light up in Downtown

We didnt take alot of photographs as there were soo many people, so thats all for now...

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

White flurries..Rabbits??

As promised, although there isn't a "White X'mas" this year, we did have some flurries here are the "white flurries look" from the view of our apartment...

View from our bedroom window

Just next to our apartment, this is the "Woodside square" mall, where we did most of our gorceries shopping and in that mall, there is a little library too where we used to hang out waiting to use the internet. This mall is a place where most of the Asians (as in Chinese or Hongkongers) can be found. Sometimes, early in the morning inside the mall, you can find elders practicing their martial arts or tai chi moves and others gather to do chinese fan dancing too.

View from our balcony

Just infront of our apartment, this is where we catch the TTC (toronto transportation) buses for travelling around as well as where "The One" goes to catch the bus to work.

Okie dokie, thats all for the flurries..when there is REAL snow later in the year (hopefully), "The One" and I will make snowman on the balcony ok!

Signing off for now..

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Finally we got the Memory Card Reader!

Finally the long awaited photographs that you guys are waiting "The One" and I went to get the Memory card reader and I got to download all the pictures that we have been taking. Respecting "The One" wish (he doesnt want his picture to be known to the world) so I'm going to put just generic pictures for you guys to see on the blog :) as for those with his guys can always go to our yahoo photographs (which I'll post in the emails for you all okie) ;)

As and where its appropriate, I'll slot in the photographs (such as the one of my birthday, our christmas feast...) in the blog. Happy 'photographs hunting'!

Cheerios & keep smiling!
With love from PoohBear

Thursday, December 28, 2006

A little article-Driving in India

"The One" brought back an article on "Driving in India" to share with me, it is something pretty humourous and we both had some laughs reading it. "The One" who's from Pakistan and I, who have been to Pakistan, can definitely related to alot of what the author was talking about..let me extract some little parts from the articles and share with you guys..time for a little laugh :)

"Driving in India-An article by a Dutch National who spent two years in India"

For the benefits of every Tom, Dick and Harry visiting India and daring to drive on Indian roads, I'm offering a few hints of survival. Indian road rules broadly operate within the domain of karma where you do your best, and leave the results to your insurance company.

Do we drive on the right or the left side of the road? The answer is "both".
Basically you start on the left side of the road, unless its occupied. In that case, go to the right, unless that is also occupied. Then proceed by occupying the next available gap, as in Chess. Just trust your instinct, ascertain the direction and proceed. Most drivers dont drive, but just aim their vehicles in the intended direction.

Ocassionally you might see what looks like a UFO with blinking coloured lights and weird sounds emanating from within. This is an illuminated bus, full of happy pilgrims singing bhajans. These pilgrims go at break-neck speed, seeking contact with the Almighty, often meeting with success.

Although the authors have alot more to say, I'll end this with last but not least... (My favourite ;)) Leaning Tower of Passes. Most bus passengers are given free passes and during rush hours, there is absolute mayhem. There are passengers hanging off other passengers, who in turn hang off the railings and the overloaded bus leans dangerously, defying law of gravity but obeying laws of surface tension.

As "The One" and I read with fascination the way the author phased his words while describing what he experienced and saw while driving in India, we cant help laughing away. Hope you guys had a little laugh today reading this.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With love from PoohBear

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

2nd Anniversary of Asia Tsunami

2 years ago on this Boxing day, the Tsunami in Asia has shocked and awaken the world. Although all these seems so far away, it is always a reminder to love and cherish your loved ones who are with you.

As we all celebrate in the Happiness and joys of the holidays; this date, 26th Dec 2004, someone somewhere in the world has lost their life or someone precious in the 2004 Asia Tsunami. To all who have survived and those who are still hoping and praying, Be Strong.

If you will like to light a virtual candle of prayers, please go to this website:


What does your birth date means for your love life?

I've always been interested in Astrology (perhaps thats because I'm a scorpio). Found something interesting from Edric's blog (althought I didnt know him personally, I got to his blog from my one of my close girlfriend janet's blog).

What does your birth date means for your love life?

Your Birthdate: November 6
For you, love is a natural progression from friendship. You are almost always friends first.In love, you are loyal, steady, and honest. You are not a cheater or even much of a flirt.You are likely to stay friends with your ex... and open to rekindling something in the future.

Number of True Loves You'll Have: 4
Number of Times You'll Have Your Heart Broken: 5

You are most compatible with people born on the 6th, 15th, and 24th of the month.

How true is it of my birthdate??
Verdict: The words description I'll put as 90% true, as for the numbers...I'll leave it to your guess :)

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

A little intimate Xmas affair

Christmas came and Christmas gone..This year, Christmas was a little intimate affair with "The One" in cold, snowless but heart warming Canada ;) Although we didnt have the traditional Xmas feast (Logcake and Turkey), "The One" and I had a big feast of "HotPot" (which is steamboat back home). The day before, we went to the Asian supermarket and got scallops, mussles, prawns, seafood stick, fishballs and seee (photo on the left)...BIG feast for the 2 of us huh ;) and of course, what's a celebration without some booze? We went to LCBO (liquor store in Canada), got ourselves some beers and vodka cupaccino and to complete this Xmas mood..we got our laptop blasted with online radio streaming of Xmas songs..

I was singing in my awful little voice, 'Rudolph the red nosed reindeer" as I was preparing the hotpot, "The One" was like..."plsssssssss" okie, I stopped torturing "The One" for a little while..but guess what? The first Xmas song we heard on the online radio station was "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer"! hahahha...

Just a little special note to "The One",
thank you for that lovely thought (and action) of getting me the Xmas present, although in the end, we didnt get did make me feel very treasured and loved by you :))

To everyone, Happy Holidays and may all your wishes come true!

p/s: End product of our feasting....Pretty much "clean up" huh! hehehe

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Thursday, December 21, 2006

War Brides of Canada

I was reading one of the stories on the CBC news, "War brides and husbands visiting Halifax say "I do" for the second time." These are brides who married Canadian soldiers during the war time in the 1940s, left their native homeland, travelled by ship and settled down with their husbands in Canada, however some do eventually left Canada as they couldn't stand the 'homesickness'.

These stories somehow did tug a heartstring with me as I can somehow relate to them (althought I didnt arrive during the difficult war times nor did I arrive in ship). "The One" and I started out knowing each other on the internet, like the war couples, we didn't have the time to be together well as the fact of having to leave families and friends behind, travelling more than 24 hours on the plane, coming to a new land to start life all over again with "The One". As one of the war bride said, "Homesick, Seasick, Lovesick", for me in the 2000s, that will be "Homesick, Airsick, Lovesick"

The Power of Love..who is to deny that? I'll leave you with some photos of "Memory lane: The War bride train"

Cheerios and Keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Winter Solstice?

I just learnt something new from "The One", he was telling me that today is the shortest day of the year. I was like huh?? Never heard of that..since I'm curious to learn more, I did a little research. From the site of NOAA (National Weather Service) this is what I found..

"In the northern hemisphere, the Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (near December 22) when the Sun is farthest south. The winter solstice marks the first day of the season of winter. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, respectively, in the sense that the length of time elapsed between sunrise and sunset on this day is a minimum for the year. "

Just on the CBC News this morning, it was mentioned that at 7.22pm tonight, it will be the official first day of winter (21st Dec 06). Yup, "The One", you're right :) Today IS the official shortest day of the year of 2006 aka "Winter Solstice" hmm..must enjoy every single daylight hours I'm getting today!

Something new for me today..learning from "The One" :)

Cheerios and Keep Smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage growing and glowing:
Always share informations (anything from As-Zs), there's nothing such as a 'stupid' question. Sometimes, I drive "The One" nuts with all my 'why? why? why?' hehehe... It is never about one being smarter or more knowledgable than the other. We learn something new each day from and about each other everytime we keep the heart and mind "open" to learn and share:)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It is confirmed..

Yes, many will be disappointed but seems like Toronto is going to have a 'GREEN Xmas' instead of a "White Xmas". Am I disappointed? In a way, a way, No. Yes because I thought this will finally be a 'White Xmas' for me since Xmas has never been "White" back home in Sg..No, because after hearing so much news on the damages that these snowfalls have done to states such as Vancouver, BC and in USA (ruins of parks, power down, no heater, no water...etc) that can be a terrible feeling during this time of the year.

The other day "The One" was saying, perhaps one morning when I wake up, I'll see the earth covered with white snow..."The One" is still hopefully and I think if that happens on Xmas morning, it will be a miracle :)

Well, I'll leave Mother Nature to the Hands of God, who am I to meddle with what God has in plan, isnt it? (Perhaps having some bubble Xmas to 'replace' the snow?) hehe

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Saturday, December 16, 2006

No White Xmas this year??!!

The other day, on the news weather report, it might be a 'nightmare' that this year we might not see a 'WHITE XMAS'!! geeee...till now, the temp and weather has been pretty weird. "Higher than norm temp at this time of the year", that was what was reported and till today, I havent really seen real snow except for the occassional flurries. "The One" joked that maybe I brought all the HEAT over from Singapore, thats why there's no snow till now hahaha. Will the snow make it in time for this year xmas?! 9 more days to xmas,I'll keep you folks updated if this will be my first ever "WHITE XMAS" or Canada's first "NO WHITE XMAS"...

Sign out for now!

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Friday, December 15, 2006

Little Revamp to my blog

Decided to do a little revamp to my blog..change the template and did some updating of posts. Do let me know if you like this little revamp or you dislike and any other "constructive" comments will be appreciated :)

oh and by the way, just to let you guys know, sometimes when I have something to write I might not finished writing in one day (so I save them as drafts) so if you might be surprised to see 'new posts' in months when its supposed to be 'archived'...well, you know, writers block sometimes ;P hehehe

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Fairytale bridals gown you dream about

whats your fairytale bridal design of your wedding gown? is it empire style? off shoulder? with lots of flowers? laces?

I was looking at the Fairytale endeavors bridals and saw some really beautiful gowns that I think in my humble opinion just look 'fairytale'! Let me know what is your fairytale bridal wedding gowns and if you have seen any (or it can just even be YOURS!) share the lovely pics with all the women and lets us envy you too..:)

To a woman,one day to walk down the aisle with her Prince charming in her wedding gown, its just like a fairytale; like a little girl's dream of owning a barbie doll. To the man, think of it as the day when you wore your graduation gown, or like owning your first dream car. That sense of excitment, proudness of achievement, the "end" of one journey and the beginning of another.

Women are sensual creatures, memories make up a large part of their life (be it happy ones, sad ones or even fearful ones) They recall every significant moment of their life (the sight, smell, sound etc of that One Day in their life) as if they live every moment of that event every day...

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

BBB- better business bureau? nah its baby baby baby!

Babies babies on the way..this year alone, I have seen so many babies among my friends, closest and dearest. It is indeed a wonderful sight to see (the babies that is! ;) of course not forgetting the PROUD parents

Just wanna say congrats and best wishes to:'s the OSCAR list!

-my own sister Grace and her 'The One', who has promoted me (yet again) to an auntie to a pair of handsome twins baby boys, Caden and Zander

-my cousin, Ancelin and her 'The One' with their 2nd handsome bb boy, Aden

my friends
- Janice and her 'The One' 1st lovely bb gal, Xin yun
Janice set up a blog for her little princess:
- Lenny and her 'The One' who has their 1st handsome bb boy, Peter
- Wee wei and her 'The One' 1st lovely bb gal, Rei
- Huileng and her 'The One' 1st lovely bb gal

wooo...anymore coming? I wonder :) To all the parents, best wishes and enjoy the wonderful times with your little precious ones!

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love From PoohBear

p/s: thought I'll use 'lovely' for the bb gals and 'handsome' for the bb boys...dont want to be accused of saying I'm unfair when describing hahaha

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage growing & glowing:
Daddy is just as important as mummy in this special occassion of the birth of the baby as well as parenting. Give the mummies lots of support but dont let the daddies fade into the background and feel neglected ok! Go Daddies Go!! :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Getting better every moment

I just discovered that I'm getting a little better each time as I put to practice this Html (computer language as they called) that I'm slowly learning. I'm beginning to learn where to insert and put in Html code to link up webs and stuffs! woohoo..not bad huh..;) pretty proud of myself (considering that its self-taught though..hahaha)

To my "The One" and anyone out there as I always will say 'theres light at the end of the tunnel" just have to keep praying, work hard and I'm sure we will get somewhere.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear

Tips on how to keep a relationship/marriage happy:
Encouragement for each other is very important, however, most of the time the stronger of the two always gets neglected because everyone thinks he or she is tough, coping well and forgotten the fact that the stronger one needs just as much love and care too to get going. Have you shown some love and care for your other half today?

Saturday, December 02, 2006

When the going gets tough, how does the tough gets going?

Words of encouragement, support and little thoughts that are shown all goes a long way in building a relationship. When the going gets tough and can't see any light at the end of the tunnel; these words, actions and the knowledge that there are people out there that care and love you are the driving forces that keeps the tough going.

Cheerios and keep smiling!
With Love from PoohBear