Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I'm a pirate! That I be!
I sail me ship upon the sea!
I stay up late - till half past three!
And that's a peg below me knee!
by Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tue Sep 18, 11:09 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - Put a parrot on your shoulder, strap on a peg leg, hit the rum and start bellowing "Shiver me Timbers" -- Wednesday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.
"Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp is not the only over-the-top buccaneer allowed to have fun.
September 19 is your once-a-year chance to don an eye patch, sport a ridiculously large hat and keep on saying "Arrrrr.
It all started back in the 1990s as a cult joke between two American friends -- John "Ol Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Capn Slappy" Summers -- but really took off when syndicated columnist Dave Barry got to hear about their surreal festival. "We tap into that need for whimsy in people's lives," Summers says of the 24-hour celebration of quirkiness when they urge all self-respecting swashbucklers to show "pirattitude."
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (TLAPD), which adopted Treasure Island star Robert Newton as its patron saint, now attracts fans from as far afield as Britain and Australia and even boasts a special Wikipedia site on the Internet.
The day even has its own unofficial anthem -- American Tom Smith has written and recorded "Talk Like a Pirate Day" -- and Canadian sketch comedy troupe Loading Ready Run produced an educational video on how to swashbuckle with the best of them.
Ol Chumbucket and Capn Slappy are bombarded with requests for TLAPD interviews and proudly boast on their own website that they are even now being immortalized in computer games. "That's fairly cool and geeky," Ol Chumbucket decided.
Pirate fans around the world have rallied round, showing that surreal silliness is alive and well. An American soldier stationed in Iraq promised that "to celebrate, myself and others will wear an eye patch all day."
Sydney, Australia is staging a harbor cruise with "flagons of grog at pub prices and prizes to treasure for the dandiest of outfits."
A bar in Venice, Italy is holding an olive stone-spitting contest for would-be buccaneers.
A Brazilian fan even sent a letter of support in a bottle while one overjoyed Argentinian whose birthday falls on the same day said "It will be difficult to talk in Spanish like pirates but we will try."
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
" It starts in my toes
makes me crinkle my nose
where ever it goes I always know
that you make me smile
please stay for a while now
just take your time
where ever you go... "
Chorus from Bubbly by Colbie Caillat
**Check out the music video HERE!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Was looking for open-toed flats while I was in Hong Kong after attending Vivian & Ivan's wedding. Saw this pair in one of the many stores selling women fashion at Argyle Center. The gold trimmed side caught my eye! Never really thought of myself as a gold-colored shoe buyer but once I tried it on, it was so comfy and oh so adorable!! It was the best purchase ever this summer. Paid HKD70 for them which comes to a grand total of USD$9.10. They are so comfortable and cute.
These next two pairs were found at the Aldo store at the Waterloo outlet mall as well. Who can resists a sale? Prior to getting the gold shoes, I was really particular in trying to find an open-toed flat or semi-flat that is black & white, medium-sized polkadots with a nice bow. This pair at Aldo's was dark-blue... it would do and its comfy as well. The other pair was just plain cute and it can be my part of my running around doing errands gear! Retail price for each pair of Aldos = $9.95, which brings us to a grand total of $20.60 (tax included).
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Not bad at all considering I have purchased one pair of shoe for more than that amount in red!! Okay..... note to self... no more shoes for a while now.
Monday, September 10, 2007
You see green in the pictures above... and green is the color to our wedding. It is not Kermit the Frog green nor is it split pea soup green, we are looking at a rather subtle yet elegant green that is not too pastel. In short, we know it is somesort of a green hue with cream accents. All the green that we saw online were totally off once Chele and I saw it in real light. Different designers have different definition of greens (kiwi, pistachio, teal, celedon, meadow green, apple, spring green, aloe, mint, honeydew, eucalpytus, sage, jade, leaf, etc.) and to add to all that green business - there's the matter of fabric choice selection for the dresses. Are we going for Duchess Satin or Silk Shantung? What style should the dresses be? Is the bridal party seelcting their own dress style??! I need a drink!! Margaritas anyone? It's a greenish concoction!! :P
Friday, September 07, 2007
This is what I received......
The other package contained an mp3. It is a Samsung YP-K3QR, 2GB in Red. I love it!! Thank you so much Uncle Charles, Aunt Helen, Amelia and Samuel!! It's sooo small and slim!! And the best part is that it lights up in color, plays picture files and has an Fm Tuner FM radio. Now, I have to get Amelia to teach me how to use it!! I'm a bit lazy when it comes to reading the isntruction manual :P Thank you, THANK YOU so much for the gift Chan family!!!
.....to our wedding day.So much to do!! Decisions to make, vendors to call and confirm, guest lists, registries, save the date annoucements, invitations, flowers, wedding favors, the bridal party, dress shopping, etc. The chronicles in the making of the Cheah-Milizia wedding begins!
Monday, September 03, 2007
Thanks everyone for making my trip home a memorable one...
Church Street Pier
Jason in Penang...