when i have dug through the long tunnel of gloom, i realise that i should have just stood up and got out of the trench. sometimes all it takes in a change of perspective.

my 25 is going soon. mustn't spend it in unhappiness!
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I don't believe in buying expensive shoes. I do love my choos, but I can't bear to turn them into the devastating sight below.

when my shoes repeatedly stub the escalator steps.

when i run after buses or trip over ledges or get my heel stuck in tiny holes on the road.

i need new shoes. i am very particular about my shoes. because i am short, i need heels. but because i carry a damn freaking ton of brick (laptop), i can't wear high heels. they have to be the right height.

then there is the size of the heel. it cannot be too thin, no support. it cannot be too thick, ugly.

no patent, too passe.
no wedges, cannot wear skirt with it.
no brown heels that doesn't match the black colour, ugly lah.
too rounded tip, too girly.
no alligator nose, too witchy.
no strappies, not pro.
no back strap, they come off everytime.

yes yes i know. i am very fussy. up until this point when i am writing it down, i didn't even realise all these go through my mind when i assess the buyability of a pair of shoes. of course i can't find my perfect shoes so i settle.

did i mention i wear size 6.25? when i bought the spoilt black shoes at charles & keith, i couldn't slip into 6 while 6.5 was a little loose. so i asked the salesgirl if they had those insole things that reduces shoe size when you slip them in. happily they had and didn't even charge me for them.
when i went to primavera and spotted the black shoes i eventually bought, i faced the same issue. i couldn't fit comfortably into 5 or 6. so i asked for the insole thingy. the salesguy brought out dirty grey ones and my shoes fit. when i asked him for new ones, he said he didn't have. i asked to buy some, they didn't carry any either.
and it dawned upon me that shoe stores don't just sell shoes. they sell a service too. like any service industry, it is important to think ahead of the customer and anticipate needs before the customer even realises there is one.
charles & keith had clean insoles for customers so they could have the shoe fit them rather than have them fit the shoe. they had clean insoles to sell so customers need not search for it. they gave it away free so customers are happy. and they share their 'bargain' with friends. like now.

you may disagree with me but ultimately you have to be on my side.
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viewing pictures of an ex colleague's work trip in Germany, i felt a pang of regret. i love love love to travel and sometimes lament leaving Verigy with its plentiful travel opportunities. but then i will at most travel 2 weeks in 1 year and have to be in singapore for the other 50 weeks. now that i put it this way, it's not that big a deal liao. but in future, i must find job that allows me to travel while i am still single. haha.
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because ...
kelly is coming soon!
and we are finally taking our first trip together!
i actually have no leave since i am on probation but my boss agreed to let me take 5 days.

*hopping around* yay!
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erdinger down. four to go.

lemon drop shots
guinness with port
whisky green tea
chocolate martinis
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i feel like i just gave birth. everything revolves around my baby's needs. i am not human anymore. i don't have a life anymore.

my work is my baby. i resolve to go out and party next week.
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i need to drink.

shots of lemon drops.
guinness with port.
whisky green tea.

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