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22 December 2008 @ 12:05 pm
12 hours  
in the last 12 hours, i have:

1. springcleaned my entire room
2. cleared the clutter that has been on my floor since may
3. reorganised my entire desk and made it work at last
4. re-setup my jvc
5. planned the contents of my new cabinet
6. modified the height of my shoe racks
7. made the wires of the electronics on my desk route a better way
8. wiped every single surface i could reach
9. changed a leaky tap
10. individually wiped and dried every key on my keyboard, my mouse and all the groves in my windows

number 9 was an unexpected event. as i stood at the bathroom door at 9am, leaning on the wall as i watched mother remove the tap that suddenly turned leaky in the middle of the night, i was marveling to myself that she was such a superwoman. and then... she couldn't connect the new tap onto the pipe underneath. oh well. she is still quite super anyway, i thought to myself as i crawled under the sink. when i gave the spanner a final twirl, i realised that i won't be thinking about leaving the country for awhile.

i have discovered that the best way to springclean is to do it while completely zombified. i threw out so many things that i could not have thrown out otherwise, but should have done months ago. why did i not do this earlier? it was so easy.

i have also discovered that wet wipes are my best friends when battling dust. of course, they are less environmentally-friendly than the usual wet rags, but for a major clean-up once in a while, wet wipes produce amazingly pristine surfaces. i didn't use up many - probably about five purse packs for an entire room. and not once did i sneeze during the clean-up.

it is amazing what 12 hours of constant cleaning can do for the soul. salsarina was right. springcleaning is very important to one's life. to springclean your environment is to springclean your life. an email just came in from my boss to say i'm one of the top four performers this year. i guess my braincells didn't die for nothing on those blasted documentaries. it is funny how everything is falling into place... in my room and in my life. i'm not superstitious but every time i do something like this to my living space, some good energies would come back to me. uncanny.

i have been up for 24 hours. i am incredibly beat, but incredibly at peace with myself. i'm finally ready for the end of the year.

and now, i shall go and fall over in bed.

i hope everyone has been well. i miss you all. :)
feelin': happyhappy
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on December 22nd, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
i think springcleaning is darn therapeutic!! i think you think the same?? :P
JV: shirtdrag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
hi sweetie! that is such a cute cartoon of you! yes, i'm so therapeutised right now! have been awake for 34 hours but am still very happy! :D how are the both of you doing?
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on December 22nd, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
awww thanks dj! :):)
does it look like me?!?!?!?!


aiyo 34 hours! really?!?!

hmmm we are good i suppose?? :) wj's drowning in his studies.

Edited at 2008-12-22 01:47 pm (UTC)
JV: shirtdrag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
it does! :) aww... are you being the good little wifey then?
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on December 22nd, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)

haha, i think so! abit hard to, though. *sighs* too much drama at his place. im tired.
JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
don't think about drama! stay zen!
Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on December 23rd, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
you had been reading, doncha? *sighs*
JV: shirtdrag0nette on December 23rd, 2008 07:36 am (UTC)
on and off... i don't know the whole story, but it's always good to stay zen. :) life is too short to be worrying too much.

Little Miss Sunshine.tiffanyx on December 23rd, 2008 07:39 am (UTC)
trying to. will keep that in mind. thanks dj! =)
.that girl.: squee!girlwhowaits on December 22nd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
can you please come and help me out with the cleaning? i promise loads of chocolate macaroons!! ;)

wet wipes are awesome - we nicked so many of those towelettes from restaurants when we were back but i've yet to use them to clean ;)

we have been well, better than we were at the start of the year - miss your posts!

Edited at 2008-12-22 01:27 pm (UTC)
JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
fly me there and i'm all yours to command! :D you can feed me macaroons and let me play with tsar!

that's great to hear, babe! is your sg visit next year still up?

.that girl.: snow girlgirlwhowaits on December 23rd, 2008 11:29 am (UTC)
Jet star was having some competitive rates but I'm not sure about flying friends on them ;)

The visit is still up for now but it depends on the currency rate (and nanna's going back to butterworth in feb (;_;). It's been pushed back to May though but we'll definitely keep people updated about this.

Otherwise we can always meet in Melb ;)
JV: eatdrag0nette on December 23rd, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
i've flown jetstar before to hk. it's not so bad! :D

man i would love to meet you in melb! are youse planning a short trip over? i really need some mekong sliced beef phor and chuji yukke.
.that girl.: yum!girlwhowaits on December 24th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
The man only wants SQ for the games hehe.

We are thinking Melb instead of Singers if the economic situation is still a little dreary May.

Hmmm Mekong pho... we finally found a place here that does it like Mekong! :D The places I miss is that and King's Cafe on Russell hehe

ps: Merry Christmas!

Edited at 2008-12-24 01:10 pm (UTC)
JV: eatdrag0nette on December 25th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
ahh... but it will be freezin' balls in may!

i wish i could find something similar to mekong in singapore. but i have to admit that i have not tried very hard to find one. maybe i fear being disappointed!


petitbout: Toplesspetitbout on December 22nd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
Spring Cleaning is Practical AND Soulful
My cleaning best friends are the 3M microfiber cloths.

Congratulations on your being a top performer!
JV: tigahey!drag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Spring Cleaning is Practical AND Soulful
oh i have a lot of respect for 3M things! i will most certainly check those out. :)

thanks darling! i don't know if i'm the top... i'm just in the top four! :D
sticker mansilver_crv on December 22nd, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
wet wipes smells good!
JV: poohdrag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
yeh i know! i like the baby wipes too! i also have the unscented ones... hehe!
senprojectsen on December 22nd, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)

SPRING!? SPRING!? it's freezer time here in chicago!

it is totally not spring there! :-)

happy days to you!

JV: lucienhugdrag0nette on December 22nd, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)

happy happy days to you too! :D

stay warm and have a very merry christmas!

ex_neke on December 22nd, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Cleaining is good for the soul. If only it wasn't so much hard work. :P
JV: graffitidrag0nette on December 23rd, 2008 07:37 am (UTC)
wet wipes made it oh-so-easy! :D