Thursday, December 6, 2007

When the internet is not a friend

I know I haven't been posting lately. Unfortunately, I was tied up with tons of work to do since July/August. Took a well deserved break in November but I was having problems with my phone which means no internet the first two weeks.

Got that fixed and it was now my modem which wasn't working. It is still getting replaced which means that I still can't post frequently. My posts are piling up.
I will hopefully be back soon.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Working 9 to 5

I haven't been posting lately as work has consumed my life. Been working 15-16 hour days and I need to weekend to recuperate. Shall resume once my life becomes a little normal.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Cars & Michael Schumacher

Being a F1 fan, a recent internet surfing brought to light that my favourite F1 driver, Michael Schumacher was the voice of a Ferrari F430 in the movie. OMG!! I didn't know this, I now have to find that movie from storage again to check it out. I recall that it was just a 1 line but I hav to see it again. Am I crazy or what?

Deciding Moment

It starts with a look, sometimes with a touch
The pauses becomes longer, words become tender
Time becomes meaningful, or is it not.
Do you hesitate, or go ahead.

(Dedicated to R.A & H.Y)


Went to watch Ratatouille at the movies today. I absolutely love it. There was not one dull moment and plenty of laughs thrown in.

I highly recommend it. There is always something about Paris and food that will always get to me. I am definitely watching it again.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Car love overboard?

This happened a few days ago and it was a conversation among 4 people that I never expected.
These was how it went...

A: My car is my baby.
B: So is mine, it's everything to me.

A: Do you have a name for your car?
Me & another guy (C): WHAT??!!??
B (male): Of course, I named my car Howard. My car is a guy.
A (female): My car is Ronald, he is a guy too. Male cars are definitely easier to drive.

Me: Are you guys serious??
A&B: Yeah! don't you name your car? It has feelings too you know.
Me: I have never heard that. A car is a car and I had a car which I drove every single day for years but it is still just known as my car.

A&B said to each other: Hey, our cars are parked next to each other, they are making friends now.

I looked at C.

C: I have friends who name their cars too but not me.
A: It's logical to name your car, you are with it all the time.
Me: Doesn't make sense to me.
C: Do you name your toothbrush? your toilet seat? your bed? you are with those all the time too and more than you car.
A&B: It's different!

Me thinking : It's that really different?

A said to B : Do you sometimes talk to you car too.
B: No, that's too much!
A: Well. ok. I'm stopping this. Probably freaking you guys out.
Me: Why do you talk to your car?
A: Well, sometimes in a traffic jam and it's just us. I talked to my car.
Me: Well, that's just a one sided conversation. Weird!
A: No, he replies.

This is getting weirder and weirder.
Enough said.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Good Drugs, Bad Women

I bought my ticket today. Wondering what am I talking about? I'm going to my first Burlesque show, think ala Pussycat Dolls & Moulin Rouge. I only knew about this show when there was an article in the SMH about the revival of Burlesque.

Rich hues and elaborate costumes coupled with the art of the tease! This is meant to be a good show and stars one of the Pontani sisters who is apparently widely respected in this business.

Pontani says, "It is about the tease, sass and class and being sexy. It's not sleazy, it's just fun."

Never one to shy away from expanding my experiences, I will tell you guys what it's like after the show on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

APEC and its chaos

APEC, known as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is underway this week at the city of Sydney. With various lock downs in place, it is causing a bit of inconvenience to the everyday people. Why they can't have it in Canberra which is the government congregation state defies logic.

It's really funny with the near round the clock news on the President of the US. Imagine all the government ministers who have to be at the airport strip before his stated arrival time of 10pm and having to wait around for 35 minutes in the cold rain because he is late. All they got in return were handshakes and waves. The public witness a second by second footage of Mr. Bush getting out of the plane and making his way to the car while all the Minister of China got as footage was a mere 10 seconds. Makes you wonder where the priorities are considering that the former is being introduced as the most powerful man in the world.

Next thing was news reporter stating his hour-by-hour schedule for the next few days. Am I seriously interested? Wouldn't giving the public his schedule increase any potential for troublemakers? Some events are just so amusing!

To commemorate this event, the Australian mint has even produced 1 dollar coins tailored specifically for this. A pack of 20 coins is currently being sold as AUD29.95. Any takers?

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Iconic views

Went to the office during the weekend for a dose of the oh-so-wonderful internet speed that it brings. I happen to look out the window of the meeting room that I was in and this is the view I get.

The harbour bridge on my left and the Sydney opera house on my right. Priceless!

Chifley Penrith Panthers

Was working in Penrith the week before which is out in the western region. Making the journey to the client everyday was starting to get a bit too much and a few of us decided to just stay there to save our time and energy.

We checked into the Chifley Penrith Panthers hotel which was right next to the Krispy Kreme store. Now, this is a moment to savour as this was the first store to open in Sydney. People used to drive from miles away for their dose of Krispy Kreme in the past.

What can I say with the indulgence of hotel rooms sometimes. I found myself with 2 double beds in my room. Now what am I supposed to do with 2?

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Priceless moments

One of the joys of having to travel as part of your job is that you sometimes go to unusual places and might even chance upon unusual scenes or moments. This is one of them.

This was a video I took recently when I was relaxing at a local pub at the outer parts of NSW. The man who is playing the tambourine vigorously is 78 years old. His energy and flexibility is just amazing. Although he might be waking up the following day with a sore body.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Eclipse of the Moon

There is going to be an Eclipse of the Moon tomorrow, 28 August 2007 Sydney time.

Check out here and here for more information and the times throughout Australia. Hope to have your company wherever you are to watch this special event.

Friday, August 24, 2007


It's been a tiring two weeks working away from home. Not to mention the fact that when I came back during the weekend after the first week, my phone line and broadband wasn't working so there goes any blogging.

Came back today after two weeks and my living room light isn't working! Hmm...not good!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Travel & Living Channel

One of my client's head office happens to be about 3 hours drive away from Sydney. As a team of us have to come here twice a year, the travel hours is a nightmare and we just stay around here.

I always love coming back here due to my recent discovery that the hotel that we always stay in has Pay TV! Now, I'm not excited just because there are additional channels. I am excited that they have 1 channel that is exclusive to just Travel & Living.

I can't wait to switch on the TV everytime just to watch all the food and travel program shows. There is even a series known as "Miami Ink". This program is about a really well known tattoo shop in Miami. It shows the people who come and get tattoos and the stories behind the tattoos. It does give an interesting insight into peoples' experiences.

There was another time when I discovered a dish that has uses a chocolate sauce. Yum~ anything with chocolate is fine by me!

So at the moment, my panda eyes are just going to get bigger as I just can't tear my eyes away from watching.

The behaviour of some people

Recently, I tried to apply for leave in November. However, in my company, if you have already been scheduled onto an engagement, you need to talk to the manager involved to release you. Considering that there is more than 2 months to go, I approach the manager to release me only to be smack in the face with some harsh words.

This is just a simple taking leave process but she is especially making things really difficult. Sending me really harsh emails and saying that I need approval from my partner. That is just ridiculous, I have followed per the company policy and we are not in high school. Intimidation or authority such as this is uncalled for. It may be the fact that the manager doesn't want to let me go but you just live with in and move on. Making it difficult for me to go on leave is not going to make me feel any happier to work on your client either.


At the end of the day, it says a lot if you need to resort to tactics like this. Authoritarian power never win hearts and minds over, personal power does!

We are in the working world now and are mature adults. I do not need to feel intimidated when I have done nothing wrong. Some people just really need to re-assess their behaviour.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hair salon & exorbitant prices

I've had the same hairdresser since I was in high school. I remember me being young and innocent at a tender age of 14 walking timidly by myself into a hair salon for the first time.

He greeted me with a smile and took care of me. He was but an apprentice then, and instead of giving me the usual blow dry, he styled me hair with long cascading curls that caused eyes to turn when I was walking on the street. He gave me a haircut that was practically maintenance free, fuss free and the kind of hair that I can just jump out of bed and it still looks great. I was loyal ever since and grew up as his career grew and he had his own salon. He even opened up a second one in the last few years.

The prices that he charges are not pricey at all and at RM45 per haircut. Even my mom, friends and friend's mom became loyal customers. Those kind of prices and considering that this is a hairdresser that regularly does hair shows and fashion magazines. It's a steal!

That was all fine and dandy till I moved to Sydney. Finding a hairdresser that you are happy with is not easy. Mainly being a lot of the Asian hairdressers like to limit themselves to the usual haircut. Having been told that I have a round face and not suitable for any hair length shorter than my shoulder consistently starts to take its toll. The Caucasian hairdressers are more open and I got a few short haircuts which I get heaps of compliments on. However, they all happen when I was a hair model and this hairdressers are international hairdressers. I don't want my haircut to cost me the price of an air ticket!

I decided this week that it's time for a hair cut and pop into a new hair salon that opened near while I live. Considering that my hair is still short (pic), I was expecting it to be quick and modestly priced. Imagine my surprise when she told me that it will cost me AUD75 and she is going to put in some treatment that I don't have to wash out but just so that my hair looks great brings it to a total of AUD95! OMG!

Number one being, that treatment she mentioned sounds suspiciously like just leave-in conditioner and number two being AUD75 to trim my SHORT HAIR??

And this is just a simple cut and blow dry, there isn't even any hair wash thrown in!

The prices that some of these hair salons charged is just ridiculous! If anyone knows of any good hairdressers in Sydney, please let me know!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Spongebob Squarepants..

I LOVE cartoons! My dad used to always tease me when I was a teenager and I still watch them~. Ha!

You will always remember the favourites. JEM, Transformers, My Little Pony, Smurfs.

However, cartoons are not as what they used to be and being pressed for time and being a decade older, the cartoons nowadays such as Barney and Spongebob squarepants do not flick my interest. However, while doing some work at home, my eyes inadvertently browse over to the TV guide and I saw that the Spongebob Squarepants movie is going to be shown on TV. My brain started racking and I remembered people telling me that it was in the movie that you realised that Spongebob Squarepants is GAY!

Now, having not watch the movie before, I decided to watch it to see if this was really the case. 30 minutes into it and I was like, "You can really tell that this is a KID's movie, why am I still watching!".

Finally after heaps of advertisement and 120 minutes later, the movie ended and I did not see any second of it that inclined that he was GAY! Where did all those rumours come from??

Friday, August 3, 2007

What THE!!

You know you must have done something right when you feel like !@#$#@$ from lack of sleep, sunshine and food and someone says you look CHIC!

How is it possible to pull that off when you wake up with 5 minutes to spare to catch every ounce of ZZzzZZ that you can the past few mornings.
You know you've probably worked too many hours when the cab driver who sends you home says enthusiastically, "Enjoy the rest of the night...or at least what's left of it!"

Thursday, August 2, 2007

One of those long long days

Most of us go know what we are in for when mid July hits and the busy season starts. Some are lucky, some have to slave away. Unfortunately, what was suppose to be a good client this year turns out to be one that is pressed for time and more work to do and a cut in the number of us in the team does not help either.

After working our asses off the past 2 weeks, there was only me and another colleague left this week. We still worked hard but not till the wee hours of the night as I don't think that our bodies could take it. We both agreed that panic mode will only start tomorrow and we will work through the weekend and Monday.

Alas! The director calls and wants everything to be finished up by tomorrow. OMG!! I don't even know how am I going to be able to do that. Fingers crossed and hope for the best while I am still in the office now and slowly working my way through. It doesn't help when you have these 2 BABOONS yakking away 10 metres from you. Yes!! 2 BABOONS whose sole mission seems to be to disturb and distract others from being able to concentrate on their work!

Go dirty stares at your direction should be enough ammunition.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

There are birthdays and there are birthdays~

It's been a full on week and I couldn't wait until the weekend was here to even catch up on some sleep. Ha~

I still had to wake up early to have a late birthday celebration with some close friends of mine. We decided to go to Alice Kuih in Thornleigh. A well known Malaysian restaurant in the Sydney circle whose owner is from Klang. She makes good kuih too. Check my food blog on my review.

Only problem was that it is so far away. We took the train and it took 50 minutes to get there. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait long for our food to come. Happy and satisfied minutes ticked away as we savoured our long lunch.

We even chatted with Alice and she gave us some of her kuih for free. Yippee..

Time to take the train back to the city and that was another 50 minutes. Funny thing that train rides are. I noticed this dude who was on the train when we were on our way there. When we took the train back like 2 hours later, saw the same dude coming onto the train and into the same carriage again. Talk about coincidence.

Got me some birthday cake back in the city, as you can see, it is "Matcha" cake. Yummy~ it was good although I wish that it was a tad sweeter to satisfy that sweet tooth of mine.

I suddenly realised when i got a few peeps messaging me that I had another colleague of mine whom I've known since uni who is having a birthday + going away party tonight! I totally forgot, scrambled to organise things and arrange transport and off I go to another party.

It was funny to see when our of our workmates decided to tease this couple that was there. She started hugging the BF and not let go. Next thing you know, the GF ran over in a dash and pull them apart going "What are you guys doing!". Funny stuff!

Party ended and the few of us who felt that we needed to replenish our strength trotted off to grab a bite. By the time I got home, it was nearly 4am. There goes me trying to catch up on some well deserved sleep and rest.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

I've been so busy the past week that I haven't had a chance to blog about the latest Harry Potter book. I was so tired for working long hours the week before that I couldn't wake up to be at the bookstore by 9.01am to grab a copy of the book. I got it as a birthday present from the Behs! Thank you chiccies...

Started reading in the late afternoon and did not stop. Finished after 11 hours! I definitely loved this book. I feel sort of sad that it is all over but can't wait for the movie to come out. Hope that it is more than 2 hours. Can't wait to see the battle scene.

Did a search on Wikipedia to see what was written there and for those who have yet to read the books (although I highly encouraged reading the whole thing), it gives a nice brief and detailed enough analogy on each chapter of each book so that you know what is happenning.
I found a few interesting news, enjoy!

In an interview, author J. K. Rowling gave additional information about the characters that is not explicit in the book.
  • The epilogue does not directly state that Harry and Ginny or Ron and Hermionie are married, but Rowling confirmed that indeed they are.
  • Harry and Ron are both Aurors; Harry is the department head, and Hermione is "very high up" in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.
  • Luna Lovegood has become a naturalist of sorts, searching the world for odd and unique creatures.
  • At Hogwarts there is a new permanent Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, since the jinx that Voldemort placed on this job is broken. There is also a new headmaster, as Professor McGonagall was getting too old, but Rowling did not say who either of them are.

Now I didn't know that there was a jinx placed on DADA teachers. I need to read my books again.

Spoiler embargo
  • Rowling made a public request that anyone with advance information about the content of the last book should keep it to themselves, in order to avoid spoiling the experience for other readers. To this end, Bloomsbury invested £10M in an attempt to keep the book's contents secure until the July 21 release date.
  • Arthur Levine, U.S. editor of the Harry Potter series, denied distributing any copies of Deathly Hallows in advance for press review, but two U.S. papers published early reviews anyway.
  • There was speculation that some shops would break the embargo and distribute copies of the book early, as the penalty imposed for previous installments — that the distributor would not be supplied with any further copies of the series — would no longer be a deterrent.

Now if that was the embargo, I wouldn't not be selling early either as it makes sense since there are no more Harry Potter books to follow!

Price wars

In the UK, supermarket chain Asda claimed that the retail price of the book (UK£17.99: equivalent to US$37 at the time of release) was "holding children to ransom". The publisher responded by threatening to withdraw Asda's supply of the book, claiming a previously unpaid debt. Asda issued an apology and settled the debt, and its supply of the book was restored.

Asda, plus several other UK supermarkets, had already taken pre-orders for the book at a heavily discounted price. Asda then sparked a further price war two days before the book's launch by announcing they would sell it for just UK£5.00 a copy (equivalent to US$10.28 at the time of release). Tesco also lowered its price to UK£5.00, but only if customers spent another UK£50.00 in store (Asda did not impose this restriction). Morrisons lowered its price to UK£4.99; the cheapest retail price in the UK, although cash & carry chain Costco offered the book for UK£4.98.

At these prices the book is a loss

leader, with the supermarkets taking a loss of just over UK£3.00 on every copy sold, but attracting large numbers of customers to their stores. This caused uproar from traditional UK booksellers who argued they had no hope of competing in those conditions [25]. Independent shops protested loudest, but even Waterstone’s, the UK's largest dedicated chain bookstore, could not compete with the supermarket price. Some small bookstores hit back by buying their stock from the supermarkets rather than their wholesalers. Asda tried to counter this by imposing a limit of two copies per customer to prevent bulk-buying. Philip Wicks, a spokesman for the UK Booksellers Association, said: 'It is a war we can't even participate in. We think it's a crying shame that the supermarkets have decided to treat it as a loss-leader, like a can of baked beans." Michael Norris, an analyst at Simba Information, said: "You are not only lowering the price of the book. At this point, you are lowering the value of reading."

I agree, they clearly don't understand the value of reading! However, they are just looking at it from a business point of view I guess. I still believe that some things such as iconic events like this should not be messed with!

Malaysia, a similar price war brought about controversy regarding sales of the book. Four of the biggest bookstore chains in Malaysia, MPH Bookstores, Popular Bookstores, Times and Harris, decided to pull Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows off their shelves as a protest against Tesco and Carrefour hypermarkets. The retail price of the book in Malaysia is MYR 109.90 (about GBP 16.05), while the hypermarkets Tesco and Carrefour sell the book at MYR 69.90 (about GBP 10). The move by the bookstores was seen as an attempt to pressure the distributor Penguin Books to remove the books from the hypermarkets. However,as of 24 July 2007, the price war has ended, with the 4 bookstores involved resume selling the books in their stores.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Busy season starts...

The time comes when the hours seems turns into night through the tiny windows or none at all...the task at hand seems overwhelming and your health takes a turn for the worse.
Some cope well..better than others...some just got it plain unlucky....

It's busy season again for those in public audits. I've been putting in 13-14 hours straight for a few days now. You just want the weekend to never end. I started getting headaches which I rarely get...(unless I'm drinking of course =P)!

It's now the weekend and the worse is over but another is to start next week. Time to get some serious R&R before Monday hits.

One of the grads on my team was so sweet. She got us chocolates as she enjoyed working with this team and learned a lot, we also laugh a lot (when we can!). It was delicately wrapped in a box too~

Thanks Anita. hope to work with you again.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Happy Birthday to Mua?!

It is my birthday today and I totally forgot! Had a celebration dinner with a few of my closer workmates the weekend before and it turned out to be a really good night. 17 of us sharing two long tables and having a banquet. We sure were a noisy crowd! Thank you to those of you who gave me this flower~ that was really sweet! Thank you to those of you for those lovely lovely presents~
Anyway, on the actual day of my birthday (which is today), my laptop decided to crash on me the night before and I just couldn't use the internet at all. In this modern world, I CANNOT not have internet. So bright and early I woke up to rush to work to get the IT people to look at it. Saw an sms on my phone and it was a long known friend of mine who wished me a happy birthday. Thanks Michael, you're the first one. It didn't even register to me at that point, I couldn't' believe it.
There goes my free Boost juice drink as I forgot to mention the special occasion.
Anyway, I just wanted to shout out to all of you who remembered and took the effort to send me messages, be it in any form!

Monday, July 16, 2007

When a stroke of bad luck hits you...

You know those movies and stories you watch and read of people having a bad day! I've heard of knowing one piece of bad news or something unlucky happening, but I have not experienced a few in a day.
My day started off well enough until I was in the office at 8.3o in the morning. My laptop decided to throw a tantrum and just didn't want to connect to the internet nor the office server. This means that I can't access my emails nor am I able to print any documents. Sigh~ before I could get the IT people to do anything, I had to head off to a client.
The end of the day hits and my colleague was driving along the Harbour Bridge back to the office when her tyre blew out. OMG! This was the Harbour Bridge that we are talking about. We managed to scoot to the side of the bridge where the staff building was. Got the staff to help us called NRMA but apparently they don't go on the Harbour Bridge. They manged to get another toll company to arrive though. So although I was like two minutes away from the office, pedestrians are not allowed to walk on the highway so I had to catch a cab to take me just round the corner.
Got to the office and they couldn't fix my laptop as the IT personnel in Sydney have all gone. Now I have to get into the office at 8am in the morning again.
Decided to console myself by getting me some 70 cents Krispy Kreme donuts but got frightened by a huge rat/possum running across the park at night. Eek~
I'm just glad that the day is over.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Office Network

Isn't it amazing how extensive and fast the office network can be. Just a whisper and news travels as fast as the speed of light and suddenly, everyone seems to know about it. This is probably relatively true in office places where people do actually stop to chat to each other.

Heard a piece of news only yesterday morning and now it seems everyone knows. Well, at least it was good news.

Although quite a number of us (me included) was quite surprised when I heard that two of my closer work friends have been going out. Needless to say after scrambling around trying to see if this is true, I decided to go straight to the source. That is always the best way!

Haha...I have to say that the source probably got a bit more than bargained for when I threw my pen which hit the head and bounced off a wall after that. That was definitely more than "I knew I had to face the music sooner or later"! Ha~!

That was still a good ending to the week. I have to say that lately I've been thinking that my gums seems to be really weak and maybe I should drink more milk. Why do I think that? Well, my gums seems to get bruised easily when I brush my teeth. Later, it hit me that it might not be weak gums, that irritating spot on my gum could actually be an ulcer.

Pardon me but I've not had ulcers in my mouth before. How long does it take for the ulcer to go away? Do I need to do anything about it? I am hoping that it will just go off on its own like pretty soon.

Anyway, I'm can't wait to watch the Harry Potter movie as well as having a joint birthday party celebration dinner tomorrow. Time to sleep now. Have a good weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harry Potter

The Harry Potter movie started today in Australia. Unfortunately, I have to wait till the weekend to watch it. I can't wait...and 9 more sleeps before the book is out. AAaahhhhhhh~

Friday, July 6, 2007

Delectable Cakes of Art

I got this in my inbox and they are just delectable, not to mention real works of art! Sigh~ I want to be a patisserie too.

Let's all drool over them.... :P~

Bags ~ If you can't own 'em, eat 'em!

I need a holiday...

Shopping Time
Let's go Party
Back to hitting the books!

I Love Pressies~

Snacks on the way...

Finally, taking a break!

Whoosh...goes the wind

I keep this handy little widget at the side of my monitor screen that shows me the weather for the next few days. It's the first time that I see "leaves being blown by the wind' icon. That was probably something that I should have taken note of. Instead, I was thinking "Ooh. cute icon something new. I think that means that it is going to be windy"!

Boy, was it windy alright. I couldn't really tell being inside the office. Rays of sunshine peeking through the clouds, it seems to be a nice winter day that would not be too cold! Happily, a friend and I went out for a walk. We got the rays of sunshine but we also got hit by gusts of wind. I could feel myself being swept away a little at times and had to stable my footing (wearing heels did not help!). That walk turned out to be quite an interesting experience.


There comes a time in your career when it's time to open your eyes.

Where you can no longer hide and it's time to play the games.

To react in a different way, to see a different perspective.

Be strong my dearest, for there will be tough times ahead.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Happy Birthday

Happy Belated Birthday Mili!!! Yummy~ I think you will like this one. :P

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Random Ingenious Slogans

It's great to come across funny, witty or sometimes just corny slogans at the most unusual places and spots when we run around in our daily lives. I saw these two when I was travelling away at work last work and they just made me laugh!

Saw this at a gourmet shop at the cheese section. How true! Although this does apply to wine too.

Travelling along the highway on the way home. Now the car really doesn't look that ancient but it still is funny!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Nutrient Water

With our the level of consumerism in many advanced countries, you also tend to be hit with an onslaught of a variety of choices for any given item. The world of health, energy and sports drinks is already really huge but beverage manufacturers be it giants or family business is still constantly coming out with new inventions or even just new packaging and marketing ideas to entice the weary consumers of us who tire of the old really quickly.

This is a health drink that came onto the market recently and I was having a look at it when a friend of mine bought it to drink. There are several choices and this one is made of cranberry and grapefruits with Vitamins A,B,C,D and E included.

Now I know that you are meant to drink it as how you would with any drinks. Imagine my surprise when reading the instructions here that it instructs you to "APPLY LIBERALLY" for fast effective relief from other beverages. Wow! That is something new, a drink that is meant to be applied onto the skin rather than be sliding down your throat. What would they think of next?

Josh Groban

I only found out last week that Josh Groban will be holding concerts in Australia. The best thing is for the Sydney venue, it's going to be at the Opera House. Now that is something even better!

I've been listening to Josh Groban since seeing him doing a cameo on Ally McBeal. Absolutely love him! He had me then when he sang on that particular episode. I'm sure that my jaw was not the only one that dropped when he started singing. There was even once when I was chatting with a friend and he told me that he hasn't heard of Josh. I went out to buy his albums the next day and post them to my friend.

Alas! after managing to find someone to go with me, all tickets are sold out! So sad!!! Can only console myself by saying that I am saving money as the tickets are heaps expensive.