Friday, April 28, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
It was so warm and beautiful outside today... Chele and I could not resist a game of tennis. Apparently, everyone in the neighborhood had the same idea... the school children are still out on their Easter break, retirees are just hanging out with their friends over games of tennis. Lucky us we both kindda knew where the tennis courts are scattered around our area. Okay my tennis peeps... get those rackets out from the basement and let's go hit some balls!!
Monday, April 17, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Hoppy Easter weekend everyone!! Chele has Friday off.. lucky her, I had to work for half a day before I head back home to pack. Chele and I are off to Rochester for the weekend... Sharon, Chee Ming and other friends will be joining us for Easter dinner over at the Milizia's.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
To think that some government might even allude to fitting their policemen with stopwatches to time the duration of the act of PDA. How do they think to attempt to measure this PDA business? In the Indonesian article, "It was not clear if the guideline referred to an uninterrupted five-minute kiss."So if it is NOT an uninterrupted five-minutes kiss, does that mean it is an accumulated kiss that totals off to five minutes or which ever comes first?!? Boy, do we know how to spend our taxpayers' $money$!!
So much for young lovers hanging out by Gurney Drive after a night of hawker's delights nearby.... and what about those couples who rendezvou-ed in the evening on a bench under a tree overlooking the Penang bridge with their parked motorcycles or Kancil right by the coastal high way?! (*some of your know what I am really talking about here!)
I guess this means that when Peter (the tourist) and I do get home... no PDA of any sort for fear of being imprisoned by the Malaysian government!! So much for holding hands and looking left/right before crossing the road as well! :P
Fri Apr 7, 2006 08:40 AM ET
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Unrelated people who kiss each other on the lipsfor more than five minutes at public places in the Indonesian city of Tangerang will face arrest, local media said Friday.
The government in Tangerang, a suburb west of Jakarta, defended the regulation as a practical guideline for its officers to follow up on tough and heavily criticized anti-prostitution laws passed by the city council last year.
"Please do not dramatize this. We will not arrest people at will as we are not oppressors," Ahmad Lutfi, head of the city's public order department, told the Koran Tempo newspaper. Lutfi declined to comment on whether officers would be armed with stopwatches, Tempo reported.
It was not clear if the guideline referred to an uninterrupted five-minute kiss. Kissing in public is generally frowned upon in Indonesia, especially in rural, predominantly Muslim areas, but giving a time limit for such behavior is unheard of.
Around 85 percent of Indonesia's 220 million people follow Islam, giving the sprawling archipelago the largest number of Muslims of any country. Although most are moderates, there is a growing tendency toward showing Islamic identity and conservative attitudes. That backdrop, along with the recent devolution of power to regional governments, has given several regions space to create tighter ruleson morality.
The new anti-prostitution laws in Tangerang, a city of more than one million, sparked complaints from liberals in February after a female restaurant worker waiting for her husband on a street at night was picked up because police officers thought she was a prostitute.
At the national level, draft legislation addressing pornography issueshas been circulating for years in parliament and debate on it isreaching a peak. The original draft proposed a ban on public kissingon the lips but it is unclear whether the particular article willsurvive in the final version.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Laurence... what can I say about him? Well, next to being the most gracious host while us girls were in Hawaii - he makes me laugh and listens to all my whinning of school, work and everyday happenings. If he were to describe himself... he would say that he is the Perfect Man!! ;P We have a running joke of running a pirate ship together!! He's the Captain of the ship who likes to loot and plunder; and have a good time in the process - what ever he means by that!! Nicholas... he is one of my oldest friends.. we've known each other since we were fourteen.. so that's a decade plus there! It would be hard for me to imagine my high school years without Nicky. He has been the go-to friend, the shoulder for me to lean on, the support sytem I needed. He was and still is always there for me! He knows what works in teasing/picking on me - I let him do it for old time's sake!! Can't wait 'till we meet up again this summer!
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Mary (Pete's Grandma) and I getting ready to color our couple dozen of eggs. Here are some of my colorful works!
This picture reminded me of a "March of the Hard-Boiled Eggs Army" picture prepping for an attack on us human kind for their beloved cousins who were turned into hippie-dyed eggs for Easter. Yikes!!