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Cheap To Marry.

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I’ve never understood the significance of a wedding band. To me, the exchange of rings is less symbolic than the vows you make to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. A ring is an accessory, easily removable. Words written, uttered, remembered, are more significant and real. Yes, it’s true. I’m cheap to marry.

But with this ring…

Description from Spoon & Tamago:

“The Tokyo-based gallery deux poissons, 1 of only 3 galleries in all of Japan who specialize in jewelry, recently announced that they had enlisted Torafu Architects to design their latest piece. The young architecture duo, who have no experience designing jewelry, managed to leverage their immense knowledge of material to design a ring that poetically captures the essence of the bond that is formed between two people who decide to spend the rest of their lives together.

But don’t call it a timepiece. “Gold wedding ring” is crafted from 18k-gold which is then coated with a thin layer of silver. As time passes the silver wears away to reveal the gold. It’s a poetic piece that visualizes the time shared between two people.

Depending on which ring you choose – round (52,500 – 94,500 yen) or square (47,250 – 57,750 yen) – the gold is revealed in different ways.”

 

Such a sucker for these things. I’m now just approximately SGD1000 more expensive to marry.

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Written by smudgi3

May 15, 2012, Tuesday at 23:11

Posted in Insight, Stuff

The Five Languages of Love

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I haven’t read the book by Dr Gary Chapman but I have done the quiz. My results don’t surprise me and I think they explain a lot about how I behave and react when I’m in a relationship. Take the quiz here. It won’t take too long. This site may not have a very in-depth analysis of your results, so if you are interested to know more, Google for more quizzes, or buy the book.

My results are:

Percent Language Score
30%
Words of Affirmation 9
23%
Quality Time
7
10%
Receiving Gifts 3
10%
Acts of Service 3
27%
Physical Touch 8

Your highest score indicates your primary love language. Your second highest score indicates your secondary love language. If two scores are identical, you are bi-lingual(you have two Primary love languages). If the scores of your primary language and your secondary language are close(for example, 10 and 9 respectively), it indicates both are important to you. The highest possible score for any one love language is 12.

Having a clear picture of your primary and secondary love languages will explain much of your past behavior. Think back over the past and ask yourself, “What have I most often requested of my spouse?” Chances are your answer will lie within the scope of your primary and secondary love languages. You have been requesting that which would meet your deepest need for emotional love. Your requests, however, might have come across as nagging or criticizing and thus drove your spouse away.

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October 6, 2010, Wednesday at 12:24

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Sharing the love

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So my mum woke me up in a panic this morning because she wanted to marinade some chicken wings for the barbecue we were organising for my brother. She had never prepared chicken wings from scratch before, but she knew marinades for deep frying and barbecuing are different.

After searching the Internet and not knowing where to start looking for my grandma’s recipe, I followed my mum into the kitchen and considered what was on the table. After throwing together everything available and massaging them into the wings, we put them in a Ziplog bag and hoped the garlic would save the day. The outcome? The most delicious homemade barbecue chicken wings I’ve ever had in my life. I have to say I think I outdid my Grandma. She would be so proud.

I know many of my friends love barbecues, so I’m gonna share this recipe, just in case I get invited to one and will be guaranteed of quality *cough*. Most importantly, I didn’t write this down this morning, so next time, I can refer here for the marinade. I have to say, though, I didn’t exactly measure the ingredients so each try may taste different from the one before. As my Grandma says, “Don’t ask me how much I put in, I only know I put in enough to make it taste good.” So, you’re on your own. =) But you’ll thank me for this.

For about 50 mid-joint wings:

Red onions, finely chopped
Garlic, finely chopped
Ginger, finely sliced
Lemongrass (a few stalks), smashed
Dark soy sauce, a few splashes
Light soy sauce, a few splashes
Sesame oil, a few splashes
Honey, a few tablespoons
Hua Tiao wine, a few tablespoons
Crushed black pepper, sprinkled liberally
Salt and sugar, sprinkled using gut feel

Enjoy~!

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June 14, 2010, Monday at 00:19

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The Infernal Sin.

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Something sexy crawled up seductively from the deepest tunnels of Hell and settled comfortably on my bed.

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June 5, 2010, Saturday at 01:29

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My kitties. (Not the real one)

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tokidoki kittiesMeet Carina and Skeletrina.
Aren’t they the cutest?!

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May 17, 2009, Sunday at 23:05

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I don’t know what it looks like at your end, but I’m loving my Twitter page.

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April 17, 2009, Friday at 00:37

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Impressed.

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I love McDonald’s. Not for the quality of their food, no, but for their efficiency and convenience. And who can resist a Mackers brekkie whenever they can?

And so a week ago, because D and I stayed up to watch brainless Taiwanese variety shows all night, we ordered Mackers online at about 5am. Just because we can. It was yummy; hot, sinful junk food delivered right to our doorstep at wee hours of the morning. However, yesterday afternoon, as I was doing some internet banking, I discovered that the breakfast we had cost me three times as much. The amount was credited from my account two times more than required. Intensely disturbed, I called my bank but they couldn’t help because the amount had already been transferred to McDonald’s, so I had to go to them instead.

Because it was a Sunday, I only had the delivery hotline to call and the only two options I had was to press 1 for New Order or 2 for Web Enquiry. Naturally, I pressed 2. The guy who picked up the phone was impatient. Instead of listening to me describe the rather long-winded situation first, he asked twice if I had wanted to make an order. However, after I got my point across, he became very helpful. He asked for my mobile number, as well as a separate contact number just in case I couldn’t be reached, so that he could check with the higher-ups. He called back less than 10 minutes later to tell me that they would do a refund on Monday.

Now I was pretty satisfied at how prompt they were, but nothing impressed me more than this email I received from McDonald’s today:

Hi Ms. XXX,

Thank you for your feedback on 12th Oct 08 to our McDelivery Call Centre
with regard to a charge to your credit card for a McDelivery 24/7 web order
dated 5th Oct 08.

Our investigations show that your credit card has been incorrectly charged
for a McDelivery 24/7 web order that was not completed due to an unforeseen
technical glitch. We sincerely apologise for the error and has taken
immediate steps to ensure this is corrected.

Instructions have been given to your bank to reverse the charges. This
reversal will take effect within 2 weeks from 13th Oct and should appear in
your next credit card statement.

Once again, we apologise for the error and inconvenience caused.

Your Sincerely,
XXX (Ms)
McDelivery Consultant

I mean, McDelivery Consultant? Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve received such an (almost) perfectly worded email, so much so that I felt it actually warranted a post. I’ve been too lazy to blog about much else these days, and I apologise.

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October 13, 2008, Monday at 22:35

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