Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I'm well again!! Finally!!

Three cheers and three cheers and three cheers for nana! Hip hip, HOORAY!! Hip hip, HOORAY!! Hip hip hip, HOOOOORAAAY!!!

haha. never felt so happie getting well.

u know, things always don't happen at a time when they're supposed to. like at a bus stop, the bus u're waiting for never comes 1st. but one day when u decide to go elsewhere and take another bus, it miraculously shows up before all other buses! OR let's say 4D. every week without fail, undaunted by long queues and stormy weather, u visit ur lucky lottery shop and buy a set of numbers. but one day u decide to give up this gambling vice of yours and stop buying...surprise, surprise! your set of numbers is 1st prize!!

bleah.

it's just like me getting sick. for the past few weeks i've been feeling reallie tired and needed a good break, but coz of work and other commitments i couldn't just hide at home and hibernate...until last week, when i was a little less busy, i started to feel not quite right...the kind of feeling u get b4 u fall reallie sick...so i took a day's MC to stay at home and rest, knowing this week will be reallie busy with outdoor shows and filming and i can't afford to fall sick...BUT. but. but. sigh. after taking MC on thurs and feeling ok on friday, things took a turn for the worse on sat...and sun...and mon...and tue...boohoo. call it untimely. i think my body purposely sabo me.

monday was the worst. woke up at 7 am for photo-shoot at 8 am...after that rushed down to city hall for filming...whole day run here run there under the sun...until i felt weak in the knees and had a headache...filming ended at 8 pm but that's not all for me...after a 2 hr dinner break at home, it was back to work at 933 from 11 to 2am...haha...i find myself pretty amazing...

of course, after that my body couldn't take it anymore and i had to rest on tuesday...slept like it was the end of the world...slept like there's no tomorrow...felt great! never had the chance to get sooooooooooo much zzzzzzzzz without being rudely interrupted by the dreaded shrill of stupid handphone alarms...

<<< (rewind back to monday) <<<
something cute happened while we were filming where in singapore episode 3...we were about to break for lunch and waiting for the bus to pick us up from raffles city (me, kailing - the contestant, weijun - the celebrity guest and our producer geng wei), so we shopped at robinsons to kill some time and enjoy the air con. our producer, as usual, was happily chatting away about how several generations are required to produce really beautiful women / good-looking men, and i was just tagging along feeling a little blur coz of the flu and a little hungry coz didn't eat much that morning...somehow, after a while, i realised that our producer wasn't with the 3 of us anymore. ok, maybe he went to the toilet. so we'll just wait for the bus to take us to lunch. 10 minutes passed...then 20...still no sign of bus or producer or any of the crew members...and we finally realised that we had been left behind. the best part? we didn't have our handphones nor a single cent on us coz all our belongings were on the bus. the even more best part? the others will probably not know that we're stranded until after their lunch coz there were 2 buses and not everyone was eating together, so one group would assume we're with the other and vice versa. and we were soooooooo hungry!! boo hoo. luckily for us, weijun remembered his bao mu's number and she could help us contact the producer, so we went to city hall mrt station control, explained our sad plight to this kind lady, and borrowed her handphone to make the call.



Yep...that's us...the 3 lost sheep. hmm should be 2 lost sheep and one sick rudolf the red nose reindeer! check out my red and peeling nose...thanks to all the sniffing and sneezing...

<<< (rewind back to saturday) <<<

met up with a group of friends at this restaurant called menotti for dinner...though i was feeling quite sick, still went coz it's getting harder and harder to meet up with old friends and the dinner was also a birthday celebration for one of us. well, the food at menotti's pretty good. i had a gelato cake, which is an ice-cream cake, and it was yummy...refreshingly fruity in a citrus sorta way but also sinfully chocolatety. my friends ordered their set meals with a variety of starters and mains, and all were pretty good too. but good food aside, their service...SUCKED. when we got to the place, a waiter showed us into the restaurant. and that was it. yes, he showed us in. but not to a table. interesting. so we were a bit lost for a while coz, well, the USUAL practice is for a waiter to show patrons to a table and not leave us standing around not knowing wat to do. then i asked someone if we could have a table and after discussing with half his crew (like it was a huge decision to make), someone brought us to an empty table. after browsing through the menu and deciding what to eat, it was time to order. only problem was, who's gonna take our order? with so many waiters standing around looking unoccupied, u would think getting their attention was easy. but NO. they were having a better time playing with their high-tech waiter gadgets (PDA-looking devices where they record customers' orders)...and when we finally caught the attention of a not-too-bad-looking waiter, he simply waved back and continued poring over his new found toy! best...my friends were considering not paying service charge coz bad service certainly didn't deserve to be rewarded (in fact they should've paid us for putting up with it!)...dunno if they did pay in the end coz i left early.

i was highly amused by the lack of intelligence of one particular waiter...let me tell u why...

he came to our table with two bowls of soup, and asked who were the ones having them as starters. my friend sitting opposite me (Z) raised her hand, so he placed one bowl of soup on the table where Z sat. with one bowl of soup left, he asked again who else is having it. another friend sitting further away (L) raised her hand and called for him. but for some reason, Mr i-can't-see-clearly-in-the-dark-coz-the-restaurant-is-not-well-lit Waiter didn't see L raising her hand (even though she was less than 3 metres away from him) nor hear her. since i was just beside Mr Waiter, i spoke up and pointed L to him, indicating that she was the other person having the soup. Mr Waiter looked cluelessly at me for a while, looked at where i was pointing, then back at me, and, as if he had solved THE mystery of the century, flashed a knowing smile, took the bowl of soup away from Z and gave it to L. Z stared at me, baffled. i gazed at Mr Waiter, amused. L gaped at the bowl of soup before her, confused. Mr Waiter, thinking he had the problem sorted out, went on to ask again, "who else is having the soup?"

i hope, as perplexing as the story sounds, u do realise that the very simple fact was: the two bowls of soup were for Z and L. i do not know why, but Mr Waiter, as a waiter in a posh restaurant downtown visited by tourists and professionals and the rich and possibly famous, just could not register this uncomplicated piece of information.

after our initial shock, Z and i SLOWLY explained to him who REALLY were the two mystery people having the two bowls of soup, and Mr Waiter FINALLY understood our message fully.

so the moral of the above story is, if u wish to savour good food at menotti, u'll have to brace yourself for an excrutiating battle with bad service...well, let's keep our fingers crossed and hope they'll improve with time...

ooh thanks thanks and more thanks to all who watched the 1st episode of Where in Singapore last nite! hope it was fun and interesting for u! and thanks to all your words of encouragement too! but i still think i look reallie weird on tv...hmm...

woah. this was a pretty long entry! *applause* haha...till next time...life goes on...


17 comments:

mich_elle23 said...

Hey peifen, glad to hear that you are well again!!! yeah! Miss your ni ke si cheng bao yesterday... u sound so poor thing on monday... voice totally change liao... haha. Finally our happy peifen is back again...yeah.."cya" at ni ke si tonite...=)

Jerry^_^ said...

hey pf, i seen last nite prog , no la..not weird lo..quite cute cute and lovely..hehe..but u muz take care of ur health lo..pray pf get well soon* :D

ys.steve said...

hey peifen! hm.seriousli u din luk weird on tv lor! haha.=D n get well soon ba! alot pple getting sick nowadays so take care ba! =D

Thomas said...

This is long entry, got time rest more, wow lau still write blog.
If it me , i think i be too tired to even switch on the PC or have dinner liao . Take care. Hear u on air soon , tata .

brokenn heart said...

hahax.. ii oso siick.. ii gt flu lorrx.. ii tiinkii spread to the rest of moii frewns bahh.. almox 2-3 frewns oso gt flu after hanging out wid moii.. =p

haish.. shud ii giif up on hiim? *
advice advice advice ~!

tCy* said...

hAHas. probably the waiter did not sleep well or something...
Ye. Glad you are well again~~ Do take care~~

vanhellsing said...

Yikes ... Sick still eat all those food , high calorie and heaty. Sinful indeed but I guess if I were in your shoes , I wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to sink my teeth in a gelato cake either ... hahahaha

Argh ... *sniff* flu epidemic i think ... its my turn to be red-nose reindeer

Jiro said...

Hi Peifen...
Glad tat u r well again...
Muz control ur mouth on eating for the time hor... else many of ur supporters will gone nuts for unable to hear ur voice for juz one single nitz...
Tell us where tis menotti restaurant is... I be happy to help u put a stand outside the entrance, saying...
"Whoever steps into tis restaurant cannot register themself into Peifen Fans Club..."
(*Cackle*)... :p

Evonne said...

Woohoo..U are Well Again!!!hehe...but me still cough as well as snore throat...guess shout too loud @ the Superstar Recording...(cos b4 attending the superstar recording....i was sick)

by the way...wat event u hav this weekend?

davidlee said...

Glad that you had recover. :-)

crazy fan of yanzi n chongqing said...

hey peifen!

realised that ur descriptive skills very good lehs!!! mm... take good care of ur health ok? hope i can listen to ur prog tonight...

p/s... calling in the hotline needs to be done at strategic places... haha...

eve

twentyseven05 said...

heyz
so sick still have to film, so poor thing, must be hard on you.

n that waiter incident, one word, dumb.ahaha. may i ask wats the range of prices of their food? if too ex then i cant afford =P

jiayou n more importantly
TaKE CaRE!!

~jeanette

ESY said...

Y EVERYBODY FLU DE??? I ONLY FEVER LEI.. HAHA.. TC EVERY1.. VIURS IN THE AIR!!

VyVy said...

hahahahahhaa the waiter reali funni.. where got ppl so blur de.. lolxx.. u r pretty on tv.. dun worry.. :D

Lu_Bu A.k.a 永宏 said...

Hmmz... An example of attempt at providing good service that has gone bad to become a joke... -.-

Cold Lion said...

Viruses these days are not what they used to be in the past. Cure? Drink more water ;>

brokenn heart said...

heyys !! =]]
sho happy lorh , he finally tok to mii le.. yeahs !! den the other girl like jealous like dat.. muahahax.. bud seriously la , alot of ppl hate her.. bud the most imporatant ting ish dat he tok to mii le !! YEAH !~
humpff ! sick !! beri bu shu fu !! tmr still need to go school.. actuallie didnt wan to go de , bud so mani frewn call mi go den ii go lorhx.. hahax ! dey sae dey mish moii..heeheex !
* shud ii make frewns wif the girl dat jealous of mi ? advice please !~