Howdy Aunty!

Hi all, I am Aunty Scroogey, a guest columnist for The Peonies. Whether is buying stocks or socks, Aunty Scroogey (also known as The Aunty) likes to buy into value, not prices…. thus The Aunty will be writing on issues relating to buying values and being thrifty. For the record, Aunty Scroogey works in the market and is a scrooge because she has 3 kids to bring up single-handedly.

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32 things about a great girl

1. She does about 1,913 kind of sports (including golf, yoga, badminton, ski-ing, rafting, diving, rappelling, jumping off cliffs and etc.)

2. She has been to 393 countries

3. She is domestically challenged

4. She suffers from middle child syndrome (MCS)

5. She drinks about 2 coffees, 5 tea’s and 7 coke-light’s on an average day

6. When she is challenged, she gets a MCS attack and gets another coffee

7. When she is asked the meaning of an english word or abbreviation, she rolls her eyes before explaining it to you condescendingly

8. When she is asked the answer of a maths sum (usually from me), she rolls her eyes before telling it to you condescendingly

9. She is belligerent and unapologetic about it (do NOT ask her how to spell ‘belligerent’)

10. She loves meatballs from Lucky Plaza

11. She always says “I love you” to her mum before putting down the phone. Even if mum called 15 times in the past hour

12. She wears a scuba mask to swim in her lap pool

13. She wears lilac color flip flops with little ribbons for hiking

14. She has a fake big toe nail

15. She loves & spoils her dog to bits  (we hate her dog & Tommy wants to chop it up to bits)

16. She killed her school rabbit

17. She is in her office’s gardening club

18. She is in her office’s gardening club because they did not know that she killed her school rabbit

19. She hated the gardening club

20. She is totally one of the brightest but diligently learns all the Singlish words by heart cos she would rather die than be called a nerd

21. Her famous last words to everyone in the company: “You’re missing the point!”

22. She packs one hour before the flight departure time and strolls into the boarding gate 3 seconds before it closes

23. She is scared of no one and nothing. Except long queues and photo-taking. Oh and being called a nerd

24. She loves to sit in front of the speedboat and will gladly pretend to be Kate Winslet in Titanic when you ask her to. (but no you can’t take a photo)

25. She doesn’t smile. She smirks and sometimes pretend it’s a smile.

26. She has 28 pairs of shoes but wears only 2 of them

27. She is I.T savvy.  She is on Facebook, Twitter, Friendster, Skype, MSN, Blogspot and any social networking / messager program you have heard about and beyond. In fact she’s already a member of the social networking program which will be launched in 2013.

28. She loves junk food

29. She has 23,569 freckles

30. She takes the taxi 3 times a year but always manages to gets the whackiest cabbies (like one who gave her a lecture on his life story on the way to the airport)

31. She once invited her friends to her place for a dumpling party. Only to panic a day before the party because she realised she can’t make dumplings

32. She rocks and we love her

Happy Birthday A-gal!

Team BXG

If you told me 10 years ago and I will one day love Muay Thai, I would have rolled on the floor laughing, and after having caught my breathe, called the asylum to get you locked up.  Today, I sat in a stuffy, spicy 800 square feet room with roughly 90 other men, watching boys and men knocking the air out of each other with smiles on their sweat-drenched faces.

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The XY-ers

Many of my friends and I are born in the “middle ages” between the Generation X and Y era. The shocking news of Michael Jackson’s death today had a lot of us talking about the good ol’ days. I remembered in our rock ‘n roll era of pagers, CD’s and A&W root beers, heavenly pop stars like Michael Jackson and Madonna are deemed invincible and will live forever. Death was a concept so unfathomable none of us ever gives a second thought about it.

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The Pinnacle of Human Cruelty

The recent culling of dogs in Hanzhong, China has shocked many animal activist and rights groups on an international level. So far more than 32,000 dogs have been killed in the cold-blooded mass massacre after an outbreak of rabies . Petitions, pledges and letters have been going around the Internet and I hope you have also sent in your pledge.

Animal Rights Pledge

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He was a sailor, a fireman, a bookshop owner, a bus driver, and even used help make cakes at my grandaunt’s bakery. He loves to eat, travel, and is not rich but extremely generous to his family and friends. He looked ferocious but is as kind as a beetle. He taught me to always pursue the things that matters and never to live life with regrets, to love with no fear and to cry without holding back.

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