Monday, February 21, 2005

Chen meiyun taiwan opera Night 3 - 纸新娘

Jennifer say:

Today show is called: Paper bride

Here the story:

Two sisters, xiao ling and xiao juan were washing clothes beside the river. They belong to a poor family where their only father was sick. A squire and his servant passing by the river saw the two sisters. Xiao juan is the elder sister and the squire like her to be his daughter in law. A marriage was arranged between Xiaojuan dad and the squire and juan dad received 100 tales as drowny.The daughter was v pleased to know she marrying a rich guy. Unkown the xiaojuan, her husband was already died ten years ago.

The squire went back to his house and told his only son the marriage bwt his elder brother and xiaojuan. the son try to persuade his father to drop the marriage but his dad insisted on a marriage as his dead son would have been 20 and xiaojuan was 18 so he wish for a wife to burn incense to his son after he died.

The marriage took place as placed and the son carried his brother tablet to the new bride room. Xiaojuan still did not know she marrying onli a tablet and when she learnt the truth, she was devasted and left the house. The squire went back to find juan and told her dad that if juan refused to come back, her dad need to pay him 50 tales but being poor, juan had no choice but to went back to the squire house to be a living widow.

Xiaojuan soon grow ill after 3 months as she was heart broken. The son (second son) was v nice to her and keep buyin medicine to juan whom refused to drink the medicine. Juan died shortly after but the son did not told juan dad abt the death. The squire insisted on a grand burial where pure gold would be wear by juan. A greedy wife of the squire house servant on hearing that juan would be wearing gold as her husband to broke the coffin and steal the gold. So poor juan was striped to the v last piece of clothes where her clothes that was wore by her and all the golds were stolen. Her body was left in the wild. A 'bajiazi'(good for nothing) guy named X (duno his name) happen to see juan body and sawing she left without clothes, he gave him his own clothes and burried her.

Now X was not only a gambler but also love to borrow money from his aunt. His dad had died so his aunt raised him from young. X was asked to return money he borrowed within 3 days or he will be hacked into pieces. So X went to find his aunt to borrow money. But his aunt refused. So X lied that he goin to get marry and his wife is expectating. The aunt was v pleased to know that and give X 300 tales. X cousin (X auut daugher)know X was just lieing and X even told her that he lied.

One day, X aunt decided to pay X a visit. X cousin went to find X before her mother arrived. X cousin was told by X that if her mother know the truth, she may had stroke and need big medical bills so X cousin think of a idea to cheat her mother. X cousin (let called her lim,duno her name also) find a paper bride (the one where it is usually beside coffin..called jintongyuni) to act as a bride as she know her mother is short sighted. The paper bride was placede on X bed. Her mum arrived and wanted X to show her his new wife. X aunt went to the bed and out of sudden, a live girl was come to greet her.. Lim was v scared and when her mum asked lim to greet the girl, lim screamed the greeting out before rushing out of the house crying ghost.

Actually the girl (paper bride) is xiaojuan spirit. She possessed the paper bride to receive favour to X whom gave her clothes when her body was left in the wild. The story went back to xiaoling (juan younger sister) whom pay a visit to juan house. Xialing then learn juan had died from the son. Xiaoling draw a protrait for the son to pray incense to juan.

The story goes back to juan spirit whom asked X to take part in the coming imperial exam thought it left only 6 months before the exam. But juan managed to help X pass the exam and become the new scholar.

Lim (x cousin) meet the squire son whom agreed to marry her. Lim then asked the son why one particular room was always shut. so the son told her the death of his sister in law and his brother. On seeing the protrait of Juan, Lim told the son that X wife had also the same look and same name.. They decide to find X to clear thing up. X meanwhile took his paper bride back to find juan dad and sister. Juan ask X that she stay in the sedan till her dad forgive her. X then told juan dad that he bring juan back but her dad was shocked as he say juan had alreadi died, how come X still claim he married Juan. When X went to the sedean to find Juan, he only found a paper bride with a letter. The letter was written by juan whom thanked X for his kindness in helpin her wearing clothes and she coming to help X. Lim and her husband whom arrived in juan house (they went to X house and learn from Lim mum that X gone to Juan house). In juan letter, juan wished X will take care of xiaoling and so X decided to marry xiaoling. The truth was also discovered that juan was actually the paper bride.

End of story. i took fotos of their fantansic customs.. they comin again in mar too. i will go to watch more of these opera esp taiwan ones that v well performed.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Chen Meiyun taiwanese opera Night 2 ~ 施公案

Jennifer say:

today i went to huangcheng miao with dad n mum again..this is my second night here..i start to love geizaixi esp their customs.. e chen meiyun opera is only here every 6 years so it a show not to be missed.

today show is callled "shigongan"..

the story begin with a poor man and his wife where the man need to got to capital to take exams... he then part with his wife and his mum... He was selected scholar of the year...scholar in Qing dystsy was selected every 3 years onli. The princess fall in love with the scholar surname shi at firs sight.. so the princess persuaded her mum, (emporor mum) to ask the emporor to arrange for a marriage... the emporor asked shi if he marry but shi say no...the emporor brother, wangye (prince) asked shi to swear to heaven that he is unmarried as e price suspected that at age 34, shi is sure to have a wife..shi lied that he is unmarried as he feared his promotion will be affected if he offended the princess.. so shi was selected fuma (princese husband).

one day, the prince (emporor brother) and his wife went horse ridin when they are attacked by a tiger...luckily, a young man that is later known as shi younger brother saved them..the prince told e young man that the name of this year scholar is called shi... on hearing this, e young man was v happi that his brother was the new scholar so e younger man ( shi an) went to tell e good news to shi's mum and wife..on hearing this happi news, both rushed to capital to find shi... Shi an arranged a inn for shi wife and mum... shi wife then go to find shi on her own.. On seein his wife, shi was shocked and ask his wife to leave him by throwin money to her and told her he married to princess.. the wife at first thought that if she remained the offical first wife, the princess can be the second wife..but the heartless shi say that the princes is of royal blood and his wife is not even fit to be the princess maid... so shi asked his servants to chase his wife away.. his wife was heart broken and told the new to shi mum whom scold shi for treatin them so badly.. Shi was afraid that his wife will tell the truth to the princess and went out to find her... his wife try to ask shi to give up his offical post but shi refused and drew a sword to try to kill his wife whom fled.... runing to escape, his wife meet shi mum whom try to stop shi from killin his own wife..shi accidentally killed his mum while at the same time, his wife was also killed by him. He dropped his sword when he heard voices comin... the voice was actually shi an whom discovered that his elder brother murdered his mum and wife... he seek revenage and went away..the corpses of the two bodies were discovered by a drunker whom took their bodies to be burried.

Shi an lauched a complaint against Shi by goin to the magistate whom is the prince.. Shi an told the prince the truth but the prince whom need to protect the royal image, say that under qing law, the prince will investiage but shi an need to be tortune under the hot burning oil wok whom shi an accep the wok punishement willingly..

the prince invited shi to his house and try to ask him abt the murder of his family.. shi try lieing but the prince was v alerted to discover the bad lies.. at this moment, the princess arrived and ask the prince to let her husband go .. but the prince refused.. so the princess ask her mum to come in personnal. the mum scold the prince for being ungrateful as the prince was actually an adopted child. out of no choice, the prince had to let shi go after his mum hit him on his head.

the prince find his father (current emporor father) to clear injustice in this case, his father then invited all his family to his bday party... while the party is taken place, the old father asked the prince to investiage the case by acting masgistate... the onli evidence is a sword that shi claimed he lost it at a clift.. so the prince need the bodies to have a proper trial... The drunker whom was lead by shi wife spirit went to the court and told them that he thought this is a coffin shop... shi wife spirit then whispered to the drunker of the murders.... the drunker then take the two bodies to court.. on seeing the bodies of his mum and wife, shi finally confessed of his relationship and was killed by the prince on court.

that the end of the story..quite interesting.tml i watchin paper bride..should be nicer too..

Saturday, February 19, 2005


Jennifer say:

text from:

Taiwanese Opera
Taiwanese opera 歌仔戲 was once performed on nearly every auspicious occasion, including weddings, birthdays, and temple festivals. By tradition, the form is said to have its origin in short songs from Ilan County 宜蘭縣. These songs were purportedly influenced by the narrative music of Taiwan's aboriginal peoples and later evolved into a more powerful musical form. These "Ilan folk songs" are accompanied by an orchestra consisting of the san-hsien 三絃, a three-stringed Chinese banjo; the pipa 琵琶, a four-stringed vertical lute; the tung-hsiao 洞簫, a vertical flute; the sona 哨吶, a trumpet-belled, double-reeded horn; and various percussion instruments, including gongs and drums. Various regional Chinese music theater forms, particularly the pei-kuan and nan-kuan music theater brought to Taiwan by early immigrants from southern China, have clearly influenced Taiwanese opera. This is evident from the colorful makeup and costumes, stage props, and stylized gestures used in Taiwanese opera, which had become a complete musical genre by the 1930s.

The role of Ilan in the development of Taiwanese opera continues to be important today. Several major troupes are based there, including one sponsored by the Ilan County Cultural Center 宜蘭縣立文化中心, which also houses a Taiwanese opera museum. Today, there are nearly 200 troupes performing around the island, but only a few of professional calibre. The best-known is the Ming Hwa Yuan Theater Troupe 明華園歌劇團, established in 1929. Like other Taiwanese opera troupes, it began performing at outdoor stages, often set up in front of temples, but today it also performs at such prestigious venues as the National Theater. The troupe has also toured overseas, performing in Paris and mainland China. Other important compnies include the Ho Lo Taiwanese Opera Troupe 河洛歌仔戲團, the Han Yang Troupe 漢陽歌劇團, and the Lan Yang Troupe 蘭陽戲劇團.

Taiwanese opera's most celebrated actress is Yang Li-hua 楊麗花. With a career spanning over 30 years, she continues to periodically present her own productions. Like many Taiwanese opera actresses, Yang is known for playing only male roles.

Television performances of Taiwanese opera have also been important to its development since the 1960s. Although many TV troupes have a soap opera mentality, with electronic music and pop songs, the Yeh Ching Taiwanese Opera Troupe 葉青歌仔戲團 is one of the few that retained the basic traditional form. Its founder, actress Yeh Ching, has developed an islandwide following through her TV performances and has won numerous awards.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Born Free part 2

Jennifer say:

Today sweetie extremely notty..she refused to come back to us even thoug i went to find her 3 times and dad went to find her 2 times... 5 times to invite the royal queen back to our house but she refused... so we leave her in the wild...

well..i like her back..she sometime v cute in her little sweet way so i named her sweetie... when dad got injured, sweetie actaully stand in hind leg and smell dad... she sort of know what smart.. also she alway stay in the same room whenever i usin the computer.. so clever...

anyway when i back in e afternoon, i feed the AMK ah ring and little black nose... little black nose has change his home..under the brush... he like to meow many times when he see me... eee..his fur so black.i feel like takin him home to bath and home stay with sweetie..wonder if sweetie will give red alert to little black nose... but i feed him yest and today at the same place.

then i saw sweetie whom seem v pleased to see usual, meow and follow me home..haha....

Monday, February 14, 2005

History of Taiwan Geizai

Jennifer say:

taken from:

Singing songs (ge zih 歌仔) from songbooks (ge zih ce 歌仔冊) was the most important form of entertainment in Taiwan's early agricultural society. Some were songs sung by busy farmers working in the fields; some were ge zih or Taiwan za nian 雜念 sung by ordinary folk. There were also nian ge 唸歌, sung by the blind and buskers, and begging tunes (ci shih diao 乞食調) sung by beggars. This genre of song was known collectively as jin ge 錦歌, a continuation of a minor form of Ming dynasty music based on the folk songs of southern Fujian province on the Chinese mainland. First sung by amateurs and ordinary folk, jin ge quickly spread in popularity and was soon being performed by travelling entertainers.

Taiwanese opera was a major form of entertainment in early Taiwan society.
The first recorded instance of Chinese opera being performed in Taiwan was in 1624. Introduced into Taiwan from the neighboring provinces of Fujian and Guangdong, Chinese opera is classified into thirteen distinct categories: six traditional operas (li yuan si 梨園戲, gao jia si 高甲戲, luan tan si 亂彈戲, che gu si 車鼓戲, sih gong si 司公戲, and ke jia san jiao cai cha si 客家三腳採茶戲, or Hakka Tea-picking operas); four regional operas (Fuzhou si 福州戲, Putian-Sianyu si 莆仙戲, Siping si 四平戲, and Chaozhou si 潮州戲); and three puppet operas (kuei lei si 傀儡戲, or marionettes; bu dai si 布袋戲, or glove puppets; and pi ying si 皮影戲, or shadow puppets).

An audience enjoys an outdoor performance of Taiwanese opera at the Tian Hou Temple in Tainan as part of celebrations during the Lunar New Year holidays (Photo by Li Jhih-hong)
The singing of jin ge 錦歌, or ge zih 歌仔 in Taiwanese, was combined with the operatic form of che gu si 車鼓戲 (literally, "cart drum" opera) in Ilan to create what is later known as traditional Taiwanese opera (lao ge zih si 老哥仔戲). The repertoires, music, and body movements from many other styles of theater were absorbed as Taiwanese opera began around 1925. After liberally incorporating props, stage sets, and performance material from the Fuzhou and Shanghai styles of Beijing opera, Taiwanese opera began to grow in popularity.

The incorporation of props, stage sets, and performance material from Beijing opera helped boost the popularity of Taiwanese opera.
In general, Taiwanese opera can be considered a vernacular opera. The style spread not only throughout Taiwan, but also to Fujian province and other Chinese areas in Southeast Asia. At the peak of its popularity, Taiwanese opera was being performed on both indoor and outdoor stages, on the radio, in movies, and on television. It was an important part of temple festivals, special celebrations, and even the daily lives of ordinary people.

However, beginning in the 1970s, rapid development transformed Taiwan from an agricultural society into an industrial and commercialized economy. Consequently, entertainment trends also changed, and Taiwanese opera rapidly declined. However, thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of many scholars, patrons of the arts, and modern drama workshops, Taiwanese opera has once again gained popularity in recent years. Today, it can be seen on both national and international stages. The regeneration of Taiwanese opera is evidence of the genre's ability to adapt and transform, a characteristic that has been demonstrated at every stage of its development.

Infused with new life and energy, modern Taiwanese opera can be seen on international stages. (Courtesy of the Ming Hwa Yuan Theater Troupe)
The foundation of Taiwanese opera music is jin ge 錦歌, which was derived from folk rhymes, folk songs, wailing dirges that express sorrow and dejection, and music incorporated from other types of opera. This repertoire was gradually expanded to include new songs, either created by musicians or adapted from popular tunes of the times.

male lead siao sheng

female lead siao dan

male jester siao chou
Taiwanese opera makes use of a wide range of traditional musical instruments. Stringed instruments include the ye hu 椰胡, a two-stringed Chinese mandolin with a sound box made out of a coconut shell; da guang sian 大廣弦, a large, two-stringed Chinese mandolin; jing hu 京胡, a two-stringed high-register Chinese mandolin; nan hu 南胡, a two-stringed low-register Chinese mandolin; yue cin 月琴, a four-stringed Chinese mandolin with a full-moon-shaped sound box; san sian 三弦, a three-stringed plucked instrument; and gu jheng 古箏, a 25-stringed plucked instrument similar to the zither. Wind instruments include the suo na 嗩吶 horn as well as horizontal and vertical bamboo flutes. In the percussion section one finds the bang zih 梆子, a rectangular, hollow wooden block percussion instrument; shuei yu 水魚, another type of percussion instrument; large and small gongs; opera and northern-style drums; large, regular, and small cymbals; double bells; clapper boards; and hardwood clappers.

Actors and actresses in a Taiwanese opera troupe apply make-up before a performance.
Later, Western musical instruments were also incorporated into Taiwanese opera, including jazz drums, electric pianos, electric guitars, saxophones, and cellos. Taiwanese opera is not restrictive, and any musical instrument capable of producing a lovely, melodious sound is likely to be used.

Originally, Taiwanese opera only had three classifications of characters: namely, the male lead (siao sheng 小生), the male jester (siao chou 小丑), and the female lead (siao dan 小旦). Later, as Taiwanese opera began to incorporate more styles from other major operas, it gradually expanded to include eight major characters. In addition to the siao sheng 小生, there was also the supporting actor (fu sheng 副生), which was further divided into the subcategories of villain (fan sheng 反生) and martial artist (wu sheng 武生); the sorrowful female character (ku dan 苦旦); the primary supporting actress (fu dan 副旦 or hua dan 花旦), which included the subcategory of female villain (yao fu 妖婦); the secondary supporting actress (da hua 大花); the elderly woman (lao po 老婆 or lao dan 老旦); the third-tier supporting actress (san hua 三花); and the female jester (cai dan 彩旦 or san ba 三八). With this variety of characters, Taiwanese opera vividly portrays both comical and special events from everyday life.

Musical instruments of Taiwanese opera include two-stringed low-register Chinese mandolin, a four-stringed Chinese mandolin, northern-style drums, hardwood clappers, and other percussion instruments.
Modern drama has significantly influenced Taiwanese opera. Originally, traditional Taiwanese opera themes involved historical events, tales of gods and spirits, famous legends and myths, auspicious occasions, and stories of swordsmen and heroes. Later, contrived and mystical romance stories, love and hate themes, and farces, were creatively applied to make Taiwanese opera more lively and unrestrained. Even the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex, Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata, Hamlet, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Imperial Watchdog have been performed as Taiwanese opera.

Taiwanese opera is part of daily life in Taiwan, reflecting the thoughts, feelings, and aesthetics of the people. Taiwanese opera expresses incomparable energy, and, as it adapts and introduces new performances, it will continue to be a favorite folk art in Taiwan.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Taiwan Geizai Xi

Jennifer say:

Well..this is my second day watchin geizai xi in live...before that i been watching VCD casted by yang lihua .. a v famous taiwan geizai acteress... well..for others whom are sobbish enough to commeht that geizai xi for the old and auntie, i will ask them to appreciate taiwan culture and the nature of how geizai songs are sung.. thought i half understand the words, i can still understand the story line.

yesterday at river hongbao, i onli watch a small i watched a whole a performance by taiwanese group called chen meiyun group performance... i am so fascinated by their customs esp the female huadan.. yesterday, i learn those male that act as female is called nandan... huadan is used for real female castin as female.. i do know a bit so and so but i love ancient clothes.. so i a great fan of TVB accient dramas and now geizai xi from taiwan.. today performance is called du hua hate father..(i think so) abt a woman, her two children are v poor so her husband left home to work..on his way, he save a v rich xiaojie whose father is a offical.. the xiaojie love at first sight and persuaded her father to give a fake imperial from emporor and forced the marriage.. the poor husband agreed as in accient time, to disacknowledge anything say by emperor is death. but he asked his father in law to allow him to go and meet his wife.. his new wife also wish to the story goes, the man slapped his son, the new wife slapped the man's son, the first wife vomit blood and died.... the man two children, a boy named hua and a daughter named lijun was left to fend for their own.. by a 'tragedy' that changed their poor fate, the daughger fall into the river and her brother try savin her but also dropped into e water ...luckily a man saved hua while lijun was saved by another rice funni how both were saved by rich taught hua matial arts....while the daugher becaome xiaojie...

the story rewind to 16 years after... the husband had a son that 16...let me called him x (i forget his name)...x meet the now grown up lijun whom is 20... and like her.. so he persuaded his father to let him marry a elder woman as wife..the wife bein the wicked mother( remember she forced the marriage and ask her husband to abandone his wife n children) agreed to pay for the marriage...... well.. of course lijun disagreed to the marriage... by chance, hua (lijun brother---they lost contact for 16 years) and his master daughter ( the one whom save him in the water) knocked at jun house... talk talk and serve tea... the master daughter then asked jun adopted mum what her daughter name... Tink tink...lijun... sound familiar name to hua so he asked the adopted mum if lijun is her nature daughter.. oh well.. at last sibling renuion party.. the brother on knowing x marraige to his sister, he played a trick on x.. the sedan arrived and hua imposed as the bride... on discovery, they fight and hua stab x accidentally... so hua was arrested and trial by his real father whom still duno his son is here.. on seeing hua face... there are exchanged of heated words and blah blah abt how his father had neglected his own family.. his father later saved hua secretly and set him free.. but the wicked 2nd wife use a arrow to try kill hua ...but e father take the arrow for his son.. so cry cry situation is seen here and at last after a lot of talk and scolding, the husband finally scolded his wife and left her in the floor whinning (cryin)...

that e end of the story.. sort of hard to understand if u did not watch... i capture 4 fotos of their beautiful customs.. wow..they got so many customs that so beautiful... if onli i can get to wear them.. but i need to paint my face like them too...i thought it is ok if i can wear them... heee

Friday, February 11, 2005

River hongbao

Jennifer say:

Today mum n i went to river hongbao at singapore river... before that, we took 132 to hougang... we went to hougang mall as mum bought her camera and we need film for our camera... digital camera is with blood whom claimed to have IMPORTANT events that he need to use for own use... we managed to get a film in HM after many closed shops. So we took MRT to Clarka Quay and we went to Bao Chi Gong temple in magazine Road... last time, i ken kiang go and shake the divition lot and got a medium lot..even though the lot did not ask me for a oil, the temple caretaker say must buy oil so today i finally offered a oil back.. there are quite a number of cute thing in that the lucky bag that cost $5 and the wishing well where u drop a coin into the dragon head and make a wish.

Then after our temple visit, we walk all the way to river hongbao.. it our second walk...last year, we also walk there after our waitressing at Ming Zhen resturant. It quite a nice walk considering that the sun is abt to set.. we meet 3 cats on our way and i feed each of them..those cats is one ah ring, xiao hei and garlic black.. they are vvv friendly..keep rubbin on my legs.. i took picture with xiao hei that do not wish to eat but wan to rub his fur against my legs and mum's legs..

next on river hongbao, we walk walk and see lot of crowd.. mum bought a hulu made from a china guy for a horse hulu with my name on it and the word ' Jin xiu qian cheng'... it cost $12... next we walk to the big mongolia tent... we then walked to the stage under the river.. there a show at 8 so at 7.20, we settled ourselves in the back seats and wait n wait till 8.. i like taiwan geizai songs...even thoug i do not understand what they singing, somehow the music they have is fantastic.. maybe i am a hokkein that not pure but that do not stop me from loving taiwan geizai shows... anyway, there are other mongolia the dancers from inner mongolia are quite petty and slim.. except for the songs that i dun like, it is quite enjoyable to see them dance with their hands lookin like holdin a horse... we watched halfway as we scared of big crowd when e show ended..quite a enjoyable show to watch...

and when we back, i took sweetie downstairs..she as usuall notty ..when i go down to fetch her, she refused to come to i gues she wan to be born free for a short while..i takin her back tml

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Hongbao from sweetie

Jennifer say:

oooo..on the first day of NY, 5 min before day 2, i am stratched by sweetie... well..all my fault.i was carryin sweetie to find blood but sweetie freaked out by blood and used her hind legs to give me two hongbao marking on my hands...two markin made by her sharp day, i choppin off her nails till it not sharp at all... well.. i been sratched 4 times by cats so this is reali nothing now.. this time, i am scratched on my hand.. well... thanks sweetie for giving me hongbao first day on CNY...

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

It Another New year

Jennifer say:

It the Chinese New year again, today is day 1.. so fast... yesterday, i am still doin a lot of things... cook,changeing my hamster cage, feed bob n lizzie, bath bob n lizzie, top up hamsters food and their water, straight my hair that stil look the same, clear up some mess, ,and also clean the dirty TV..

before the New year eve, i alreadi clean up my look presentable at least...

everyday need to bath sweetie two time... eee...

Saturday, February 05, 2005

What the Wise woman say:.

Jennifer say:

Proverbs from:

Chinese Proverbs
- "Virginity like bubble, one prick, all gone."
- "Man who run in front of car get tired."
- "Man who run behind car get exhausted."
- "Man with hand in pocket feel cocky all day."
- "Foolish man give wife grand piano, wise man give wife upright organ."
- "Man who walk through airport turnstile sideways going to Bangkok."
- "Man with one chopstick go hungry."
- "Man who scratch ass should not bite fingernails."
- "Man who eat many prunes get good run for money."
- "Baseball is wrong: man with four balls cannot walk."
- "Panties not best thing on earth! But next to best thing on earth."
- "War does not determine who is right, war determine who is left."
- "Wife who put husband in doghouse soon find him in cat house."
- "Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night."
- "It take many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it."
- "Man who drive like hell, bound to get there."
- "Man who stand on toilet is high on pot."
- "Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement."
- "Man who fish in other man's well often catch crabs."
- "Man who fart in church sit in own pew."
- "Crowded elevator smell different to midget."

Chinese Astrology :.Horse...eeee

Jennifer say:

Chinese Astrology:

Thank goodness for open spaces, because the Horse needs plenty of room to roam! Energetic, good with money and very fond of travel, Horses are the nomads of the Chinese Zodiac, roaming from one place or project to the next. All of this Sign's incessant activity and searching may be to satisfy a deep-rooted desire to fit in. Paradoxically, Horses feel a simultaneous yearning for independence and freedom.

Horses crave love and intimacy, which is a double-edged sword since it often leads them to feel trapped. Love connections tend to come easily to Horses, since they exude the kind of raw sex appeal that is a magnet to others. This Sign tends to come on very strong in the beginning of the relationship, having an almost innate sense of romance and seduction. Horses are seducers in general; check out any A-list party and you're bound to find the Horse in attendance. This Sign possesses a sharp wit and a scintillating presence; it really knows how to work a crowd. Surprisingly, Horses tend to feel a bit inferior to their peers, a misconception that causes them to drift from group to group out of an irrational fear of being exposed as a fraud.

An impatient streak can lead Horses to be less than sensitive to others' needs. These colts would rather take a situation firmly in hand as opposed to waiting for others to weigh in or come to terms with it. The lone wolf inside the Horse can at times push others away, but this also makes this Sign stronger and is a key to its success. Horses are self-reliant and, though they might lose interest fast in a tedious, nine-to-five day job, are willing to do the work necessary to get ahead.

Horses tend not to look much at the big picture; instead they just follow their whims, which can result in a trail of prematurely ended relationships, jobs, projects and so on. This Sign really knows how to motivate others, though, and get a lot accomplished. Once they find some peace within themselves, they can curb their wandering tendencies and learn to appreciate what's in their own backyard.

The most compatible match for a Horse is the Dog or the Tiger

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Countdown to New year 2

Jennifer say:

Finding Nemo...

Jennifer say:

Under the my fishes turn for blog...I like goldfish better not that i have goldfish eyes as what my sis say..but those with bubble head are extremely cute..i used to have 8 such goldfishes..they even lay eggs that did not survive except for one poor baby that swim rather funni till it died..sadly one by one, my fishes died..gues it old age but they are mostly v cute..

My dad is a so called fish doctor but i think his teacher is a 80 half blind old guy that give his every students A* for 'showing pity' to him by turnin in class is such a lousy fish doctor..i doubt he ever been one..all his fishes are half dead swimmin in dirty water before he decide to change e water..and sometime after some naggin from me... or mum.

We use to have oscar i wonder what oscar award is so famous and why oscar fish is like fish mkt fishes..not valuable at all... we used to go to big canal to catch guppies for the big oscar fish... dad used to buy fishes too..i remember hiding those pregnant fishes till her babies hatched..but of course they never of the worse thin is i drop a guppy down the sink...yeah..mum opend the botton of the sink to wash and discover the dry my fault..hee...but oscar too died....

i dun reali like oscar ..i prefer my 'rui' fish...i do not know the chinese name for this fish..but it supposed to be v good for recovery patients...bobtan, mum friend gave mum one but we keep the fish as pet for a long time as it v never splash water unlike other similar fish even if we do not give it water..sadly, we release it into the wild just like that...i think it too have cross the rainbow bridge also released the 3 'eat shit' fishes that stay with oscar into the wild with rui fishes...poor things..that time i am still bit young to feel sori for those fishes...except for those female guppies..hee

our last batch of goldfish is the long body type...not as cute as bubble headed but they are also cute.... they also died of old age..we have them for almost 1 year....fishes are v clever too..they always greet u with their shakin of the boby..shakin a boom boom....shake shake to show they need food

currently, we have havin lohan fishes...last year, there a madness of lohan where every fish shops sell those ugly lookin grey fishes... they can onli stay alone...we need a divider if we wan two inside the same tank..our house have 4...our xiao bai died .... two of the fishes are gift from my uncle and dad colleague...the other 3 is buy one...i like pinky better..she pink unlike her 3 siblings that grey like road... they got names too..xiao hei, vampire , puppy... currently our fish tank has two..and it is called boy home and girls pinky n puppy are male.. vampire and xiao hei that both lie lot of disgusting eggs are females...yah..we just let the egg rot inside the water as they are v protective of their infetile eggs too..

now fish shop are all sellin back goldfishes..

Heroes In the Hard Shell

Jennifer say: Nijia Turtles..i got two nijia turtle...hamie look like their master..hee...used to have 3 terapins but one landed in rainbow bridge... My ah-bob and Lizzie.... the other in rainbow bridge is named feifei..a v good tempered male terrapin..bob and lizzie are both females..when feifei cross the bridge, bob is a widow.... can see tha bob is quiet after feifei leave her...poor bob

i got bob from my uncle..that time bob is alreadi big not like lizzie and feifei that is as small as a 50 cent coin onli...

Bob is now v v big... she stil the same. i have bob for nearly 10 years or more..i cannot recall the years but it definitely more than 6 years..lizzie is younger..i got her before i move in our new flat in lizzie abt 7 years...

Strangly, though bob is a widow, she do not like lizzie at all..she scared of lizzie in fact...but take note of the fact that both are female..u do not wan lesian effect..HEE... but i though they be good companies for each other...but since both of scared of their own species..they live in their own basin..yeah..those basin u used for bathin babies or wash clothes...

they are definitely easily to take care of than hamsters and cat.. hamsters require constant petting.... and cat..constant attention seeker... but terrapins are v long as they got food and fresh water, they look happi... but one bad thin is their shell is v dirty esp lizzie..lizzie dislike any form of scrabbin and so her shell is like dirt pavement but i make it a point to clean her shell with a big brush once a week or twice a week.

bob and Lizzie use to be our sole pets where we took them out for small walk..when they pee , it back home...but since i have hamsters, i seldom took them out... sort of neglected them but i always feed them and clean them, esp changin their i think i doin my part as a RESPONSIBLE pet owner..yeah..dun ever have terrapin as ur pet if u dislikke commitment or u plan to dump them like litter into the wild once they grow as big as bob....

i like bob shell better..very like turtle shaped but lizzie shell look like wrong layering of cerment that out of shape... guess this is our fault as we did not shade her shell when she still a baby...yah..shape like ur plant... petin and holdin it constanlty help to give it a prefect shell...

I love their eyes in the big and round like sweetie... i guess animals are related in some way...terrapins have cat big eyes, hamsters can use terrapins shell as a horse..(i used to put hamham that more obedient on bob shell for a walk), sweetie love to sit around bob n lizzie area..duno if sweetie lookin at them but as long as she not notty, i will leave her alone)....

Every New year eve, i feed bob n lizzie early dinner and change them fresh water before the big day 1 arrive...yah..i never change this tradition..this year, i feed hamsters their corn sticks on NY eve as a treat..for sweetie, duno..anyway good..Yipee..goin to take sweetie out on NY...duno if she behave herself

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