Friday, May 12, 2006

Let's Go To The Top, YEAH! Let's Go To The Top...

For the seven readers who actually read my blog... I'll be at The Top Room this weekend together with a nice ol' bunch of guys who call themselves Eye2Eye Jazz Mix. Come on over if you're free. There. Done.

If you wanna know more go here.

Yay! I just figured out how to do that! All by myself... I'm so clever!!!!!!!!

Oh Edwin, you'll be sooooooooo proud of me :-)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Oh dear...

Ms. Almost Seven just pointed out that I'm in an incestuous relationship with her father. Gasp!

She asked, "Mom, Uncle Kenneth is you brother right?"

To which I replied, not wanting to confuse her with the "in-law" tag, "Yyyyeeaah... sorta. Why?"

"Then how come you and Papa are married? Shouldn't Papa be your brother???" came the shocked reply!

I didn't have the heart to confuse her any more. After all, my Dad married my Mom, my grandpa married my grandma and my uncle married my auntie!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Of 5 hour bus rides, weddings & too many really late nights!

Ok. I know I've neglected my blog again but I've been really, really, really busy! And really, really, really TIRED! Here's why...

I left KL at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, arrived in Singapore 5 hours later at 11:30 p.m.

Went to the jazz club then went for supper and didn't reach the apartment till 5 a.m., Friday.

Got up at 3 p.m. the same day, went to the gig at 9:00 p.m.

Reached the apartment at 5 a.m., Saturday, just in time to pack bags for the 5 hr ride back to KL.

Caught the bus at 7:30 a.m. and reached Bangsar at 12:45.

Rushed home to get kids ready for a wedding.

Out of the house again by 2:30 p.m. to go to church cos Aaron's suit was with someone from the bridal entourage! David's niece, the bride, got it for him from the bridal house and, though I had told her a month ago to get it early, she got it only the same day I was leaving for Singapore so had to make alternative arrangements!

Anyway, no sooner have the i do's been said and David & I were out the church doors and zooming across town to KL Convention Center where sound check for an Instant Cafe show was awaiting us!

Made it just a little after 5 p.m. Finished by 6 something then off to the hotel across the street for a quick meal [the first for the day!] and an even quicker change in time for backstage call at 7:40 [which we missed by 10 mins!].

The show was over by 10 p.m., half an hour shaved off from the schedule [yay!] and then we were off to our last stop, The Top Room.

At last, a chance to sit down and finally feel the muscles in my entire body relaxing. A nice and icey shot of White & Mackay... a satisfying and unhurried drag of some carcinogenic material... some really happening swing flowing out from stage and then the doors open and, lo & behold, my 3 kids are at the doorway! At midnight! My brother-in-law dropped them off at the club from the wedding reception and the sight of them sent my muscles back to its rigid state as they were when I first got there.

So there was Ms. Fifteen, Mr. Fourteen & Ms. Almost Seven all refusing my attempts at taking them all back home in a cab. Teens were saying, "We wanna stay! We won't fall asleep! We wanna listen to the music!" Half an hour later Mr. Fourteen was antsy & Ms. Fifteen was bored so went downstairs to read books and comics. But Ms. Almost Seven was in a party mood to match her party frock and was, true to her serani blood, dancing menyancing on the Top Room floor!

Needless to say, the next few hours left me even more tired than anything. Flower girl finally started falling asleep on dancing partner's lap. So I sat her on mine, not realizing that her hefty weight would double once she did fall asleep!!! So some arm muscle spasms and leg pins and needles later and Edwin [the dancing partner] took pity on me and put her back on his lap. Thanks ERS!

We finally headed for home around 3 something [the earliest in the last month] and I ambled along the 3 flights of stairs to my bedroom. Serves me right for the bright idea to convert the third floor into our own little sanctuary :(

Anyways, here are some uber-nice kodak moments from the longest day of my life.


My sweet-faced angel

Papa giving last minute "page-boy" instructions

Aaron taking his role seriously [oversized jacket and all!]

I so think my daughter has the makings of a model!

Besides, she already knows to party like one!!!