Saturday, February 15, 2014


It was after Christmas when The Rolling Stones posted their 2014 tour dates on their website. That first tour poster had Singapore on it -- which later disappeared from subsequent announcements on their Facebook page. So were they coming or not?

There must be ways to find out. Google alerts, hounding music writers, even friends at the British High Commission -- if they knew Prince Andrew was heading this way, surely they'd know if Mick Jagger was too.

The Stones teased us for two months. Tickets went on sale yesterday morning. Set the alarm clock, got up, turned on the Mac, joined the booking e-queue, and some 30 minutes later ... satisfaction. By then, the selection of available tickets was already limited. They probably sold out in an hour.

March will be a rock 'n' roll month. We have tickets to Eric Clapton, and now the Stones a week later. March is also when I hit the mid-century bump. It's fitting to celebrate it with septuagenarians who are proving that you can still rock at that age. :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Top dog

There is only one thing to do with the other dog is hogging parental attention: Conquer Mummy's pillow!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sunny side up

It should have been just a simple breakfast of grilled portobello mushrooms and toast. But then L got creative with the Chinese New Year mandarins.

The starburst effect was very nice on a Monday when I was trying to pysch myself up to getting in to work after a weekend off. The Chinese New Year holidays are over.

(Yes, the paper napkin was stolen from where it says.)

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Synchronised sleeping (part gazillion)

Sometimes they do a mirror image ...

... then one flips over and they're sychronised again.

The master manoeuvre involves the big stuffed dog right between them.
Notice there's no room for the humans on the sofa. It's a variation of the Spread & Conquer move,  more commonly seen on the bed at night.

Confucius would probably have said it

Fortune cookies aren't really part of Chinese New Year, let alone Chinese, but our neighbours gave us a box for the New Year. This was my fortune, and I suppose it should work for the year ahead.

"To succeed, we must first believe that we can."