Friday, January 31, 2014

Lunar New Year X Couldn't Get Better: Bush on Fire!

Eight something in the morning

on the day one of Lunar New Year

hanging around taking an early nap

 

someone knocked on the door

telling us that our shop

was on fire

 

Goodness

jumped out of bed

and left in such a hurry

didn't even bring along my phone

 

got some staffs from

the eateries next door

to help us out

 

after the fire was put off

they left, much thanks

just to make sure it doesn't come back

we continued the job

 

the tenants was still in bed

hanged over from last night

me and his wife were like

 

going at least ten rounds

carrying water in buckets

because

the pipe outside

were locked in for their washing machine

what a weird place to place

washing machine

 

Hanged around talking to

the lady for quite awhile

nice girl from HeBei

 

while floundering 3 doggies of hers

arrgh how I wish

I have brought along phone

to at least snap something

it's like

a mini jungle fire

dried branches, leaves etc

but it spreads fast if

nothing is being done

I saw smokes From far

before arriving at the scene

thank goodness there's this

neighbour who is kind enough

to come and knock on our door and

those who gave a helping hand

it's nothing serious actually

but happening on the first day of

Lunar New Year

somehow made it more

memorable than ever

and you know

how important neighbour is

no matter how antisocial you are

Thursday, January 30, 2014

姐很累 X 買車唄?:買個你妹

工作了三個星期

昨天終於才知道

自己掙多少錢

 

內臟好像沉了一下 調亂位置了

須要調整回來

後來我很認真地算

一個星期工作47小時

 

不對啊

合約明明寫 早上8:30 - 下午5:00

但大家自動加班到六點

難道我例外嗎

 

六點正走的也算少數

但我就那麼厚著臉皮

假裝很無知地下班

 

區區的那點錢

我在想如果真的想

和北鼻買一間

可以在陽台吃早餐的小房子

幾乎不太可能

連租這樣的房也有困難

 

還是三人合租一個房間

比較符合我的身份

 

我再算了下

要不想等公車

買部汽車怎麼樣

小型的日產車

 

就想首付

要籌1/4的錢

那也要籌上兩年

而且是很苦命的兩年

 

完全不去旅行,你能嗎

完全不買玩意兒,你能嗎?

就專心在存錢

 

殺了我吧

況且那只是首付

其余的3/4怎樣?

 

其實嘛

等公車也沒那麼差

 

就在這短短的一小時內

兩輛我須搭的公車跑了

眼睜睜在我眼睛看到

但腿力跑不到的距離

走。掉。了。

 

但我堅持不能打車

打車就籌不了錢了

 

寫于

趕路的大年除夕

 

P.s.

我真的很累

不回家行嗎?

真的我糾結了好一陣

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

泛黃信紙 X 藍色信封:致未來的第六瘋

北鼻,

 

連續三天

又來給你寫信了

因為我發現這樣給

我很多快樂

 

在下班坐公車的途上

想想今天要給你寫甚麼

轉眼就到家了

 

憂郁都不見了耶

要不然 我每次下班

那種天色由晴轉黑的時分

特別壓抑

 

然后再想到

明天一大早還得

重復做一樣的事

胃好像抽了一下 好想吐

 

給你寫信

精神有所寄托

至少天一黑

也還有一樣可以期待的事

等我去完成

 

我平時不太喜歡

讀自己寫的東西

連作業也是如此

大概因此

而失了不必要的分數

 

唯寫給你的信

我會反復去讀

因為要是我連自己也讀不下

又怎么忍心讓你看呢

 

糟了

我好像忘了要給你講甚麼

我的人生就是這么簡單

天天只期盼天黑前能到家

給自己做飯 然后再給你寫信

就這樣過了一天

 

希望你讀著我的信的時候

對于我的

喜(極)怒(度)哀(無)樂(常)

感同身受也足矣

 

期待哪一天

能夠用筆和紙寫信

然后再親手交給你

哪怕只是一張便利貼

 

我那簡陋的字體

足以讓你驚訝

 

困了

無論你在干嘛

不許太遲睡

 

對了

昨晚忘了跟你說晚安

前一個晚上好像也是

 

晚安

晚安

晚安

Monday, January 27, 2014

泛黃信紙 X 藍色信封:致未來的第五疯

北鼻,

 

歹勢啦

昨晚很累 給你的信

寫著寫著就睡著了

幸好還來得及給你寄了

 

周日特地把自己

充實地弄得累累的

再強忍不要睡午覺

這樣周日晚上才能很累地早睡

而避開與 Monday Blue 交惡

 

昨晚客廳的燈泡突然燒了

我想換卻不知道怎么把它拔下來

 

突然想到《下一站天后》電影里

周麗淇是一個大明星

卻愛上了自己的司機,余文樂

只因為她特別喜歡會換燈泡的男人

 

當時看了覺得有點可笑

現在才發現原來

會換燈泡真的很重要

 

不過 其實也不是這么重要

以后我們的家 都用那種

甚麼甚麼

二十年都不壞的特亮省電環保燈泡

 

這樣即使你出門不在家

我也不必擔心燈泡會燒掉

 

但是你要出遠門 如果太久

最好還是帶上我好了

 

沒了燈光

我就把桌子搬到陽臺去

靠著陽臺的燈光

吃飯 打字 過活

 

半昏暗的燈光下

還不錯,燭光晚餐的情調

但甚麼人會無聊到

一個人吃燭光晚餐啊

 

其實我還挺喜歡陽臺這地方的

每晚都在這里窩著吹風

假裝抽煙

 

況且我超喜歡

在陽臺吃早餐嗮太陽的那種感覺

就我們兩口子

 

但是當然

如果我們家有個小花園

在花園吃早餐就更好了

我是說如果而已

 

為了陽臺早餐

我們再努力一下好嗎?

 

p.s.

如果現在你身邊有一個她

就別浪費時間了

快點把她甩了

 

相信我

因為我才是那個

陪你在陽臺吃早餐嗮太陽的人

 

刮風下雨甚至下雪的早上

就窩在沙發 喝熱騰騰的可可

 

晴天雨天 刮風下雨

都在一起吃早餐

 

對了

你喜歡吃怎么樣的早餐呢?

現點現做 保證好吃

Sunday, January 26, 2014

泛黃信紙 X 藍色信封:致未來的第四疯

北鼻,

 

昨晚電台播放了山東的

《Can I be Your Baby》

翻查我曾經po過這首歌的文

甜不膩 X 超酷斃: Can I Be Your 北鼻?

 

原來已經是2012的事

那是我期待

看見你的時候

會發生的一個畫面

只因你還毫無音訊

所以遲遲未能實現

 

我有時也會害怕

可能根本你就不存在

永遠都活在我的想象中

 

對於你的一切

是模糊得

我唯有用否定詞來

形容我希望看到的你

 

你長的不錯

你穿著不奇怪

你沒有太嚴重的壞習慣

 

最重要是

你不會丟下我

在任何時候

 

這樣已經很不錯了

不是嗎?

 

Can I be Your Baby? / 山東

Stephelle’s Kitchen: Sunday Wraps

perfectly in love with this new wrap

I got from the corner store downstairs

12 inches wrap

double the size of a Mission’s wrap

yet half the price

 

very home-made like

simple packaging,

with only a small piece of paper attached

half of the words written in Arabic

except the contact person and his phone

 

that’s the good thing about corner stores

prices may not be as competitive as

major hypermarkets

but there are some surprise items

which you will never find in hypermarts 

 

the whole range of arabic wraps they have

and this one immediately attracted me

 

when it has such large surface

it gives the liberty to wrap it

whatever way you like it

or you can just tear it into two

and make two wraps

spicy veggie wrap

 

the dressing is

home-made chili paste from home

quite spicy, almost choking

but the wrap balances out the taste

just fine

spicy veggie wrap

 

here comes the second serving

slight stump version

almost 4 in the afternoon

lunch + tea time

spicy veggie wrap

 

the wrap feast continued on

because I had to get it finish

short expiry date, sure it is

Greek yogurt dressing salad

 

the light wasn’t working

out of the blue

I kinda ate in the dark

depending on the light of the balcony

 

this is a new experiment of

Greek yogurt X chili sauce dressing

sour and spicy

light texture, without compromising the taste

definitely something I would continue making

Greek Yogurt salad

 

it actually has a light pinkish colour

which my camera, Mr. Lexis wasn’t able to capture

 

perfect treat

Nestle Greek Yogurt

 

I don’t know why on earth

they rebranded the yogurt

within a year it was launched

it used to look like this

oh yay, Qia in Santorini

Nestle Greek Yogurt

 

that was when I put the Greek yogurt and

normal plain yogurt side by side

now that the design was taken off

the price was reduced for almost half too

it now costs almost the same as plain yogurt

so might as well get Greek version

Nestle Greek Yogurt

 

I guess the going-premium strategic

does not work for this market

and thanks to the competitor SunGlo which

launched a way cheaper version

which I am yet to try 

that could be one of the reasons why

the price was driven down for half

 

it’s just strange

all I know of

for products of Nestle

drastic increment is a norm

but decrement, so this is the first time ever

 

so the Qia edition is now a limited edition

I did keep it, I think

Succumb X To Being Numb: Waiting for My Bus to Come

Waiting for my bus

it has been more than 30 minutes

I am so bored that I started writing

bus stop on the opposite side

4 buses have come and left

and still counting while I write on

 

But on the other night

while I was waiting for some other bus

this particular bus which I am

waiting right at this moment

actually come twice

while it took me 40 minutes

until the one I wanted come

 

by the time I reached home

it was already past 9pm

 

Fuck my luck

thank goodness the weather

is quite lovely today

 

Thank goodness I have

done all the house chores as

written down in my checklist yesterday

 

Thank goodness it's a Sunday

Thank goodness

 

While I was walking down here

I sort of imagining

not too long down the road

I shall join the league of

the old spinster

 

It's a Sunday

and I am heading to a mall

and guess what’s the bag

I am carrying right now

black woven bag, complimentary copy

 

And in there

You will find a mini purse

a hand pouch which contents

a bigger purse, unloaded with money

a bottle of water

and another Eco bag

and that's about all

 

two possibilities if you found such bag

an old spinster or

a loving ma

 

how long could the wait go on

I thought the frequency of the bus is

30 minutes

 

So even if it leaves right in front of me

having failed to catch if

the maximum amount of time

I spent waiting for the next one is

30 minutes

 

Well..

Hypothesis rejected

 

Lolz since when

am I a scientific person

 

Since the day I realize that

there are loads of things

which are beyond my control

rejection is a common thing

 

Do or die

You shall be fine

 

It is almost an hour already

there came a lady dressed up

in a store uniform, i assumed

she takes the bus everyday

probably she estimates the timing better

so it should be here soon right

I supposed

 

Well who knows if

this is another to-be-rejected hypothesis

 

Probably next time

I should just take the bus opposite

and transit at the terminal

 

Would have landed myself

long time ago

if I have not insisted on waiting

 

almost one hour of a precious morning

was wasted waiting for my bus to come

 


2:05 pm

fair enough

I waited 5 minutes for the bus

so it compensated the 1 hour

I spent waiting

 

the usual grocery shopping

and extra Loots

for my niece

pink peacock QiPao

 

Thank goodness I grabbed two

they come with 50% discount

which I wasn’t aware until payment

what a pleasant surprise

my niece insisted on this one, actually

or else I would have just bought the pink one

dark pink floral QiPao

 

 

There's adult size too

baby blue and peacock

are my kind of things

nut somehow

I am not ready enough for

this amount of brightness and

the kind of "sleeky silky" cloth

 

half of my Sunday gone

better make good use of the

second half

before I plunge into the

well.. I don’t even feel like mentioning

Saturday, January 25, 2014

In Order to Save X Am Out of Anti-social Cave: New Place

meet my new room

the stuffs are not mine

except the blue air bed in the middle

and the tiny storage house

room for three

 

it came to a surprise to me and people

that I am actually sharing room with

two other girls

all these while I have insisted on

a private room to myself

 

that’s the kitchen

pretty standard

on the left is my territory

the plastic shelves come in pretty handy

kitchen and laundry room

 

best part of the house

the spacious living room

since it’s unfurnished

and I was even wondering

if room space is urgently needed

this place can fit in at least 3 beds

double decker, maybe

and where I am standing can actually be

partitioned into a small room

sofa, anyone?

 

I even thought of buying a sofa

so that I can hang out there more

or even sleep there

but it’s okay

not for the time being

I don’t even know I gonna be here for long

two other rooms up there

it’s sort of like a penthouse

more housemates upstairs

 

my work/dining/hangout desk

kiddy happy

 

the view

nothing much to ask for

and it’s quite windy at night

so here I am every time

yup.. the building looks new from the outside

but conditions of houses differ

that’s my first impression when I stepped in

and the corridors are extremely run down too

more blocks and the town houses

 

suddenly becoming the most “sociable” person

in the whole house

since the rest are in their own rooms

most of the time

 

the only nightmare was

the master room’s toilet

the light was currently blinking

not working right

but it’s better that way

because the actual sight was

quite a eyesore

not to mention to use it

most disgusting ever.. and it's a girl's toilet

 

I showered here during the first night

and that’s it

kept having the feeling that

something is crawling over my skin

felt more uncomfortable

than before taking the bath

 

thank goodness there’s the common toilet

which was pretty well maintained

surprisingly huh

master room is supposedly to have the

best toilet in the whole house

since it’s an ensuite

but this is totally the opposite

 

another photo purposely not rotated

because this is another eyesore

I was in the middle of cleaning it

moldy veggies, quite a few type 

yogurt which expired last Sept

and lots of insect corpses

and some which are still alive too

I thought putting food in fridge

serves the purpose of keeping away the bug

well…

WoW

 

but anyway

this was no challenge to me

have done it once

back in the old collage day

but that was I got everyone to come

and do it together

that way way messier

given that a floor of 15 residents

are sharing that tiny fridge

fridge mess

 

while this time round

no worries..

 

and I actually enjoy this quiet time

right now

while the rest have left for their

lunar new year cum study break

 

so I am still pretty much

an anti-socialist after all

 

but I guess I am pretty lucky

no complains about the roommates

I found the room online

paid even before I came

and right away checked in

without even inspecting the room

 

the only criteria I was sure of is

the renting notice was written in Mandarin

so I am assured of who am I renting from

and who they are looking for

 

well.. not to be racist or whatsoever

in this pretty complex community

“globalized” if you prefer a nicer word

it’s better to find your own kind

 

all I ask for is a space to

shower and sleep

8am I will be gone

and will only be back after 7/8/9pm

 

so it doesn’t really matter if

it’s a private or sharing room

moreover it saves me so much

to have this 

 

the living room is a bonus

so is the kitchen

and it feels nice to stay among students

all of them are

 

you know how that is

when you are a student

you wish you are out there working

and vice versa

 

when working life gets terrible

at least I am still part of this

student community, at night 

 

and I could imagine if

I were to have a private room to myself

I probably would mess up the place

and smashing objects around

for all the stress I got during day night

 

alright

almost done with this side

plus mopping the kitchen

but not too sure abut the frozen compartment

and there are the drink pockets too

it doesn't take that long actually

 

it’s alright

work shall continue tomorrow

spicy veggie soup

 

checklist for tomorrow

  • grocery shopping
  • living room
  • fridge’s pockets
  • fan

 

this is the first time

I am seeing the fan not running

so this is how it is

accumulation of wisdom

Monday, January 20, 2014

Zip at Back X Here You Pack: I'm Not an Eco Bag

Nike Women Sptcas Windrunner Jacket - Navy Blue - Packable

seriously the combination of

navy blue with the font

what's its name again?

is already a temptation

 

What's more

some details at the side

Nike Women Sptcas Windrunner Jacket - Navy Blue - Packable

 

By the way meet my new

packable wind runner

Nike Women Sptcas Windrunner Jacket - Navy Blue - Packable

 

The pack pocket comes from

the back pocket

it's like reverse it out and

stuff everything in

Nike Women Sptcas Windrunner Jacket - Navy Blue - Packable

 

Spotted it about 24 hours ago

before the crime took place

too bad I was so empty-handed

not even bank cards

only a mini pouch

this is too cool, baby

Nike Women Sptcas Windrunner Jacket - Navy Blue - Packable

 

2nd trip down here

in a hurry

was sent to grab a book

during working hour

despite the rush

managed to steal glances of it

this time round even poorer

just a phone

and the money my boss provided

to pay for the book

 

so 3rd visit

the final one was quite uncalled for

came down with my colleague

she was like do you have any plan

to come down here

I was like: yes why not today

 

she was like

are you serious

probably she was asking for fun then

 

come on

let's go

 

but it's actually quite a tiring chore

to come to a shopping mall on

a Monday evening

 

lost interest totally

not to mention

adding tiredness to the

already long day

 

damn

my eyelids are falling anytime soon

I don't even know what am I writing now

 

By the way

I could lend it to you

Ok..

 

What did I just write upstairs?

anyway this jacket

costs me a fortune

have never bought an item

at this price for long

 

sneakers or shoes at least

come in a pair

but this is just one

 

I have already thought of

how are we utilizing the thing

 

what thing?

Oh ya the jacket

 

my dearest mind

please stay awake for 3 more minutes

I can use it as raincoat

for winter destinations

jogging outfit

 

What else?

sorry..

my mind is really not functioning well

at this hour of the day

 

See you then

Sunday, January 19, 2014

有幸趕上 X 未修飾: 承天禪寺

泉州承天禪寺

 

修葺工程進行中

也不是說

現在的師傅功夫不好

但舊舊的 脫色的建筑

就是有一種時間沉淀的感覺

確實讓人舒服

但要不上漆,一直被空氣侵蝕下去

恐怕文物也不能長久保留下去

泉州承天禪寺

泉州承天禪寺

 

只能說

我還挺幸運的

趕上了這時候泉州承天禪寺P1250881

 

法堂

好壯觀的繁繁體

以及一尊元朝古佛像

泉州承天禪寺泉州承天禪寺

 

一向對“斗拱”

這一門建筑藝術

有一種“嘆為觀止”的感覺

抬頭一看,別有天地

精準的角度配合,整體的霸氣

若用古代的話

形容“牛逼”是啥詞呢?

泉州承天禪寺

 

于宏船長老的紀念館前

第一次看見仙人掌的花

泉州承天禪寺

 

后記

上一篇的標題 一目了然

游歷古剎 X 是我畢生大志:插播。南普陀寺

試問 星期六晚上-星期日凌晨

大家通常都會在做自己喜歡的事

 

而我正喜歡在這段時間

寫古剎游記

所以更加確定

我真的好這范

泉州承天禪寺

游歷古剎 X 是我畢生大志:插播。南普陀寺

我不是特別虔誠的信徒

佛家 道家 儒家

好像也常混合為一

 

但或許受我爹熏陶甚深

對中國建筑這環

還蠻有興趣的

尤其是宗教建筑的藝術

 

話說這一輩子

如果我真想做一樣東西

可能就是把大江南北的

重點保護古剎都游遍

 

心里大概有一張清單

從京城到深山

從高原到沙漠

 

布達拉宮 & 大昭寺

莫高窟 & 敦煌壁畫

武當山 樂山大佛

是少不了的

 

當然還有一些城市中心的大廟宇

還有一種規模不太大

但香火特別鼎盛的 小廟

 

再編成一本書

要能弄成那種

小清新fu的手繪圖設計

哇!死而無憾

 

插播

廈門。南普陀寺

 

此行的三大遺點

(一)風光明媚的大陽光天,就拍這么點

(二)冬天蓮池干枯一片,要不然

(三)這兒素菜特有名,未有緣一嘗

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。。正在進行

大規模的整修

一直覺得那種未上漆

原色的木料建筑

特有美。感

廈門。南普陀寺

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