Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Was out most of the day going around visiting people... Actually, it all started with just 'euwen wants to meet me for lunch' since rosemary, christy, the 2 girls went to taiping zoo and mummy and grace went to kl for some spa thingy.. and james is back... only ppl left in ipoh is only me, yiche and papa...
Anyway, went out for lunch with euwen.. when i got a call from yvonne that her friends had arrived and had nothing to do till 2pm (with the arrival of more of her friends).. so, we kinda waited for her in my house when euwen came...
Went to JJ Corner (the shop nxt to it actually) for lunch with euwen and ian.. yea, met ian and his family there.. and ian joined us after that.. by that time, von had decided to go to bus station to pick her friends up and had lunch by themselves.. And there we are, 3 of us again... (like yesterday night, in pasar malam for ian's bday celebration.. but there was the 4 cousins at tht time) Then that euwen fat hau want to visit ppl before he leaves ipoh.. Then ian kinda followed us.. Wanted to go to belinda's house.. but she wasn't at home.. Then, since we're in the vicinity, we went to carol's house.. The houses there are damn HUGE~! and she has this nice little cockatail bird in a cage outside.. hehe...
She decided to join us for a visit to chee lim's house... while ian had to go back for some church events... And before long, we were sitting in chee lim's living room, talking all the way... After like God knows how long... we left our separate paths.. chee lim went to meet up with choon may who went to infinity (snooker area) where von and her friends are there playing snooker... I followed euwen, in which he had to fetch carol back.. Then, we met up with von they all in imax.. playing dota~! haha.. and there we were, her friends; eng kiat, choi and kenneth and us.. playing dota... and i havent been playing since before i came to singapore and my skills deteriorated terribly.. lol...
Went home for dinner - bak kut teh with family before i left the house agian to meet up with von they all again... This time in parade and a much more bigger group... Cause there were shake and and their melbourne friends.. They decided to go to one of shake's friends house, chong chyn, in fair park, near the basketball court.. We played cards and mahjong there till 12 plus and went for supper in east... Ooh.. then had to fetch shake back to her new house! haha.. first time going there and it's quite deep deep inside... It's much bigger than her former house though... And she took me there thru like dunno what mazes of bercham roads.. but when i left, i followed one 'unmarked' road and right away, reached outside the main road... haha.. how ironic..

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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas 2005~

It's the time of the year for christmas~! Went out for a fellowship session with my church friends after midnight mass... There was mag, ben, kelvin, von, adrienna and i.. The group's getting smaller through the years.. But heck, hope it still remains as a 'tradition' for the years to come.. Came home rather late.. 3 plus if i'm not mistaken

Then.. morning came~! And it was like last time.. preparation for christmas party~! (well, so i call it one).. There were a few new faces this year for christmas, namely; christy and mr steven goh.. Goh made splendid dishes, with different varieties of chicken and beef dishes... and some weird nyonya appetizer.. Then Christy made some curry chicken (which was too spicy for my own good), rosemary made spaghetti and there were lots of stuffs actually.. haha.. some new dishes from grace also; garlic bread and salad..
And me? what did i do.. well, i was being appointed as the 'basin executive' this time.. Washing dishes!.. :-/

People started coming at 1 plus.. and for my friends, they only started to arrive at 3 plus.. There was omega, von, licia and jason.. Shake couldn't make it as she had some stuffs to do at home (shifting house).. Ate a bit, chat a lil'.. Sat at the round table till later, yee hui arrived, then jit vern and brandon.. Later, accompanied by jill and pinkie... We played happy family (while waiting for their arrival)..how sad rite? haha.. then later, when there's more ppl, brandon introduced this game called 'snap'.. it's a different version of snap and i wouldn't want to explain how the game is like over here...

Stayed and chatted till like 5 plus.. 6... Then, jill, chin ping and i decided to pay chee lim a visit.. (since she just arrived home from UK).. stayed there for like around 10-15 min and we left.. haha.. talk about a quick visit... Went home, ate the leftovers for dinner.. and the time that all of us have been waiting for..."OPENING PRESENTS"~!!

I still remmeber the time when we were still kids.. we would fight and argue who would be the one whose supposed to give out presents every year.. and i was always looking forward to my turn.. until.. well.... i grew older and it never really reached my turn... Not so anxious bout it anymore. This year's christmas was quite brief.. i think, not even 2 hours.. mainly cause of the absence of my eldest sister.. Presents are fewer..(but of higher quality).. but all in all, it's still FUN~!! haha.. had some good laughs.. before long, there goes christmas~! For one moment, christmas is just a day away.. and the nxt moment, it's 364 more days to go....

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Unpredictable day..

Well, just as i thought things are starting to quiet down around here.. And euwen said he wanted to see me before he leaves.. So, he kind of just wanted to come over to visit me... But i told him i'll join him for lunch... And there we go, out for lunch.. when i remembered that Jill wanted ppl to teman her shop.. so, called her and went for lunch together... While fetching jill, von suddenly msged me, asking me what's the plan for today..and i told her i was out with euwen.. and surprisingly, she was at some clinic in ipoh gdn south.. haha.. and tada! recruited another person to go out with.. lol.. After having lunch, dind't know where to go.. Called chin ping as euwen wanted to take wanyoe's jacket from her so that he can pass it to sinnyi.. But anyway, she was out having lunch somewhere in the east.. So, we went to had lunch there... After lunch, chin ping kind of joined us as well, and we went to jusco to do some shopping... haha... There it goes, from the idea 'euwen wanted to visit me' into 5 ppl in the car going to jusco...
But von didn't join us for long.. Bumped into kianmei in jusco and we did some light shopping.. On the way back, jill and pinkie suddenly decided to drop by my house... And thus, euwent dropped us in pinkie's house and she drove us all back to my house.. haha.. It wasn't really that fun there though.. with the 2 kids terrorizing us... lol.. got both jill and pinkie irritated.. (not to mention myself) The 2 kids just doesn't know when to stop.. But we ended up, having some light talks before all of them headed back and finally,able to take my nap.. hehe... Then, woke up.. had dinner and prepared ourselves for midnight mass...

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Friday, December 16, 2005

RoAd TriP!!

woot~! Leon took me on a Road Trip to the East the whole morning-evening, where his house is.. He came and pick me up at 11am, and took me for double breakfast~! haha.. one is some kaya toast and half boiled egg, and the other, the famous katong laksa.. It was quite filling for me, as my stomache was quite occupied from yesterdays' food.. haha..
So, after the release of what is leftover from yesterday, my stomach is all ready for lunch... lol.. But anyway, it was not time for lunch yet..took me to see big big houses with nice nice cars. The houses are like.. mansions... They have very long driveways, some even got a mini rainforest inside them... Got lost somewhere in the maze of beautiful houses and eventually took me back to his house and lepakked around there for a while.. Then, he took me to some very nice condo nearby with a very recreational swimming pool.. haha.. too bad i dind't bring my swimming trunks.. otherwise, would have just went to dip into the water for a while..
Had prawn noodles for lunch before going to Kim's house to pick up some stuff to be donated to the salvation army.. After all that, they went to queensway mall to do some shopping while i had to get back from the MRT station over there cause i had carolling performance.
Speaking of the performace, we sang at some SRC event at Yunnan Corner. It was my first time stepping foot into the building. We only sang for like 15 minutes and then we were invited to their buffet dinner!! haha.. It was delicious... they had spaghetti, pizza, lots of nice tid bits! Oh, and there was an ang mo 'santa claus' and alot of children running around.. The ang mo kids were so cute.. Haha.. it was fun watching the kids play, surrounding santa claus; taking pictures, etc.
Hmm... there goes my long day.. haha.. walked all the way back to hall and spent another 1 hour or so talking in the music room... FInally, going back tmr!! can't wait.... haha


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Thursday, December 15, 2005

A Visit to NUS

Guess there's still this momentum of going out. Felt there's nothing better to do in uni, and decided to go NUS to visit my old friends; ian and jit vern.. At first, i was quite reluctant to wake up.. only woke up at 1045 and left NTU at 1100.. haha.. didn't take long to reach NUS though... by 1150 like that, i'm already in ian's room.. And as usual, we kind of entertained ourselves... ian played the guitar, then we sing christmas songs.. haha.. then go watch misc. videos... Then out of a sudden, sek hee called me..! Said he was in ISETAN @ Orchard there.. ask us to go find him.. But that Ian complained he spent alot of money (and so did I actually), then we made him come to NUS.. lol

We waited for him quite long though.. Finally, after almost 2 hours, he called us... See see, he's already in NUS, but his phone got no coverage, so, he has to find a public phone (in which he walked all the way to central library) whereas Ian's hall is at the place where the bus dropped him. Haha... ANyway, we had lunch in biz fac canteen, with the company of Ian's "good friend", Aimee, an exchange student from Vietnam, quite pretty..
Did some catching up and after lunch, sent sek hee back to the bus stop.. Went back to Ian's room where i slept for 90 min while he played dota.. haha.. Lepakked in his room till like 5pm then i started to wonder where jit-vern is. He was out with Cheryl since morning. Later at almost 6, he came over with cheryl, and we took a walk in Engin Fac. At 7, went to Clementi for dinner where we bumped into 2 of jit-vern's exchange student friends, Paula and Rachel. At that time, i was so late for choir practise. But managed to reached back in NTU at 830pm, and i'm still early for practise. Hahaha...
Sis came back from Thailand and did some catching up with her as well after practise. And now, here I am, summarizing today's event. haha.. There goes another day...


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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

argh~! my neck.. it's certainly not good sleeping on the marble floor with only a pillow to support the head. That's the consequence for missing the last bus back to hall. Slept quite late (arnd 5) and woke up considerably normal time (10-11)ish.. spent half of the day there doing nothing, play cards and do nothing.. Only went back for boggle training (which so happened i'm the only attendance, apart from the big shot ppl) and spent the rest of the night making video...
Think shall sleep early tonight, to make up whatever that is lost...

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

East Coast~!

Well, well.. i guess today (or yesterday) will be the last major outing that i will have for this year. And it's the East Coast. I can remember the last time i went there. Think it was with my sister like 2-3 yearse ago. But at that time, i couldn't really explore that place thoroughly. However, this time... there were 5 of us who went there; the usual 4 of us and xian ching. We started off by meeting up in mei yuet's room at 10am, had some light breakfast there and then set off to JP to buy our lunch and teatime; TunA and bread~!
Reached east coast at around 130pm after getting lost once in a while in parkway parade, trying to look for the underpass....
Anyway, first thing we did was EAT~! haha, found a spot somewhere, settled down there for lunch. Need the energy for all the activities that we planned to do. First, we played roller blades~! It's my first time on them, and as expected, i can even hardly stand when i first tried it out. I think i've fallen like 20 times throughout the whole 2 hours but in return, managed to well, at least move around a decently moderate speed with only a few imbalanced body once in a while.

After that, we wanted to go kayaking.. But unfortunately for us, we dind't know the rental place was so freaking far away. Kind of wasted almost 30-45 minutes trying to find tht place. And when we finally reached the boat rental place, it's closed... sighz.. rental's only from 11-5pm and we were there at 520pm. How unlucky of us.. So instead, we decided to have our tea time and we found a 'spot' at the top of a rock on the beach. The scenary was quite nice from up there (apart from all the ships in the far end of the ocean).
Played with water after lepakking for quite a long time at the rock. It was almost night time, almost 7 if i'm not mistaken.. Too bad didn't take any pictures there.. haha.. would be quite nice though..
After taking our shower, off we go again scourching for dinner.. For us, it's either nice and expensive food, or cheap and tasteless food. We walked walked around and surprisingly, we hit a jackpot~! There's this place calle d the Hawaiian BBQ Buffet. It's $19.90 per person but because kian hwat had an OCBC debit card (which has a VISA on it), the meal became a one for one. And since there's 5 of us, the 5th person need to pay only 20% of the meal. So, we went in.. and there was this table (buffet style) with fish and chips, spaghettis and some other tid bits. So, we thought tht was it lar... But see see, there's this "set" thing.. haha.. THere was PLENTY of prawns, almost limitless, sotongs, roasted chicken, sausages, lamb, beef, crab sticks, and all sorts of other delicious foods.. The waitresses will just go around, adding more food of different delicacies each time~! It was like paradise to us.. Too good to be true~! We were so afraid that there was some catch to it and we'll pay something far more expensive than what we're believed to.
By the end of the day, all of us filled our stomach till 150% (there goes dieting for the girls) and there comes the bill~! haha, it totalled up to $95. When we checked the bill, then only we know that the extra charge came from the drinks~! Actually, we could have just plain water, but some smart friend ordered a gigantic size of hawaiian tea (which was delicious btw) with a big slice of pineapple at the side of the cup. But although it came up to $19 per person, it was still quite worth it lar, since we enjoyed ourselves so much with the food.. haha...
Reached JP at 1215 and there goes our last bus to NTU.. But we took a 243 bus that drops us in extension and we stayed over night in mei yuet's room.. And here i am, blogging while 2 of them are busy sleeping while the other one is busy uploading pics to her friendster.. haha... (xian ching went back to his hall and sleep)
Guess tmr's gonna be a rest day... am gonna need it i think..
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Sunday, December 11, 2005


We ran out of places to go and decided to stay in hall, take a rest from all of those outings.. It's not only draining the energy out of us, but also all the cash in our wallet.! But still, it's darn boring staying in the room just like that.. haha.. So, after church in the morning and an hour's nap right after that, went to hall 1 and lepakked there for a while.. But somehow, we managed to turn it into another photo-taking day.. Haha, didn't know how it happened, but it did.. It all started when we went to SRC to watch kian hwat's sepak takraw match (which it was ending when we reached there). Anyway, we decided to take pui lee for a walk around campus, and we ended up in Nanyang Heights area, a place where i think i havent gone before also.. We entered this Nanyang Executive Centre (my first time inside as well) and took lots of pics there and also in the playground nearby. The only bad thing bout all these, are those blood-sucking mosquitoes who were feasting joyfully while we were occupied..

Had our dinner at 600pm with the company of ruiyang. Finished off our meal with a sumptuous dish of desserts (and it's only $3.10). There goes another day. But at least, i had time for myself for the night.

Bugis, Esplanade & Clark Quay

Yet, another full-day outing for today. But this time, it's more tiring than the previous ones even though came back slightly earlier.. haha.. probably cause we went 'shopping' at Bugis Street. Anyway, i kinda reluctantly woke up by kian hwat's phone call, saying that he's gonna ta pau food to eat in mei yuet's room and asked if i'm ready anot. haha... and since i was sleeping.. well... *ahem*

Oh, then was at JP for a while, and there was this Snoopy and Friends Christmas thingy.. haha.. so adorable.. with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the girl mascots dancing with 2 hot ladies.. and the kids all follow them dancing.. lol... Wish i were still a kid, then can go down, jump jump around, and get to hug that big giant dog..

Then, i kind of dragged Ian down to bugis with me as well... haha.. feel sorry for him though.. had to accompany me venture through the mazes of girl's clothes in bugis street.. Then he wanted to go to Royal Sporting House to get some stuff (which he called it by a differnt name, dunno what Ricks-ee-r House or smtg like that) but in the end, ended up sitting in World Sports talking cause tht place don't have RSH.

After Ian left, I went back to bugis street and had dinner there, then we headed to esplanade to walk walk and take pictures (lots of them) along the way.Walked all the way to fullerton hotel area and was too lazy to walk back to MRT station from there. Therefore, we took a bus that dropped us in Harbour Front. Was the first time i was there.. haha.. the complex there is quite huge though.. But anyway, we reluctantly went to clark quay (all of us were too fatigue cause of all the walking) and took a quick walk and taking pictures (again) with a low health battery camera.. All these outings really kinda drained the life force out of all of us.. But then again, should enjoy while we could. Think it's gonna be a rather quiet week once mei yuet's friend returns to malaysia.






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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Choir Performance & Holland Village Outing

After weeks of practise, it has come to the day for our first paid performance.. It's held in capital square where we're supposed to sing for some dinner function. (actually, it's just a buffet for the residence of that hotel)
Anyway, the pre-performance was quite disastrous.. The equipments are supposed to be set up at 430 (cause supposed to start at 445) but the logistics ppl only left school at 430.. in the end, the only reached at 530, and since they are one hour late, we started one hour late.
But the performance was quite alright lar. Despite that was the first time when everyone actually gathered around and sing together for the first time. Haha, usually,only had different different group of people at for different practises. But our real saviour was tat wee.. Who was 'fated' to be with us. He was assigned to take pictures for the hall's publicity but ended up conducting for us cause we desperately in need of one, and we didn't had one originally.
Ended at around 730 and the management invited us for their buffet. It wasn't really a very grand thing.. just a simple buffet, but it's do-able lar..


Later, went back to hall, only had around half an hour's rest b4 heading out to holland village with mei yuet they all. When we reached there, couldn't decide where to go. It was either Eski, Wallas, or B.O.N.D. Finally, half-heartedly we went to Eski.. haha.. ordered a few drinks which costs us around $60, It's so damn cold inside.! They had this freezer room and is literally as cold as a freezer.. It was damn cool, sat there, took lots of crazy pictures, chit chatted and headed off for supper at a food court nearby before heading back to ntu. Quite a tiring day, but it was well worth it i guess..









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Friday, December 09, 2005

Bbeen spending most of my time in hall now... with choir practises every night from tuesdays to thursdays... and tmr's the performance day~!! haha.. dunno how it'll turn out... some of the things are quite impromptu..
apart from choir... spent my past few days playing comp games.. haha... my "unfinished" GTA:San Andreas and a new game; The Matrix: Path of Neo... The latter is a butt-kicking game~! with cool moves and stunt... haha..
anywayy... at least, now i'm kinda starting to be 'undetached' from my room.. went to zouk again on wed night, (been there 2 weeks in a row now) , this time with mei yuet, her kl friend "pui lee" and kian hwat.. it was quite enjoyable.. guess there's really a difference when going out with guys and gonig out with girls.. hahaha.. oh well..
then went to orchard today... but dind't stay too long, as i have my choir practise at 8 and my friend wasn't feeling that well.. better to accompany her back..
Has been living a very unhealthy lifestyle.. sleeping at around 5 plus for the past 4 nights.. haha.. guess hve to bertaubat liao..


Sunday, December 04, 2005

guess being alone ain't that fun anymore... last time, i would rather have the whole day all by myself.. but then.. there's nothing much to do... well, there are alot... but not much motivation to do so anymore.. i want to do something more exciting.... an adventure...
but what have i done for the past few days? i've been studiously sticking my nose in front of story books.. finished harry potter in like 2-3 days.. and 'the alchemist' in one day; yesterday... cause there wasn't any electricity in hall from morning till night and i've got no computer to play with.. sighz...

and today... i woke up late for church.. (damn, the choir ppl are sure gonna get mad at me.. just last week they were complaining bout ppl not turning up deliberately).. only managed to wake up at noon.. (there goes my whole morning)
decided to clean up the room abit.. but all i did was just to sweep the floor.. haha... better than nothing i guess..

guess the only thing i do that i think is benfecial to me is to jog around the 199 bus route.. gonna train up my stamina~! and lose all those fats for being a couch potato in front of the comp.. even took the 'courage' to turn down a supper invitation. haha.. partly cause i only have $2 in my wallet... lol..

guess tmr's a new and exciting day for me~!! wonder what will happen then... =)
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Thursday, December 01, 2005

tired tired...

one major event down, 2 more to go~!! just got back from brainhunt... spent hours shouting and giving instructions since 1000 plus till 1700.. need precious sleeepp... but it's kind of my own fault lar.. went out to zouk yest night with sameul, leon and bj till like 230 (and i bumped into ferdi and susan leong) then supper at boon tong kee (or smtg like tht) to eat super yummy but expensive hainanses chicken rice.. only got back to hall at 0400... slept for around 3 hours "at night" and now, wishing for another one hour sleep.. later, going to have choir practise at 2000 till 2200.. and might be going for supper aft tht at 2300.. haha.. (yaya, my own fault)..
well, if i could wake up late the nxt day, then it'll be alright lar.. but then, think i'm going out at 1100.. haha... hopefully can 'survive' for these few days..
but anyway, brainhunt was fun..though early in the morning, there was a stroke of bad luck.. and as u would know... bad luck comes in threes.. my first badluck was when i was waiting at the bus stop.. Since i thought the bus will start at 800, i waited for the bus at 810.. waited till 815 (supposed to meet up in SRC at 815), and couldn't wait any longer... perhaps i thought it's the holidays and the bus will start abit later... after around 100 metres of walk.. there comes the bus... sighz.. can't believe the bus driver dind't see me..
2nd bad luck when i lost some of my props for my game.. missing a few plastic bags that contains all the necessary things.. searched high and low.. but finally, managed to find it in the garbage bag.. haha.... (long story)
third stroke of bad luck.. after i've FINALLY managed to set up everything and was preparing for the starting of the game.. suddenly.. *THUNDER*.. it started to rain.. as my game is an outdoor game, i've to shift everything back inside and have to re-prepare everything all over again~! and this time it's worse.. cause have to beat the time... fortunately, the logistics ppl are very efficient.. could help me alot and things went much fluently.. (started 25 min late)
after all those, everything went smoothly.. (apart from my poor throat)..hopefully, no more bad lucks anymore in the future but good lucks~! haha.. (maybe i should start wearing some lucky charm)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

yummy yummy.. sushi buffet~!! never thought i would eat so much in singapore.. haha.. at first, i already had lunch back in my own hall at around 1... then i went to north spine to do some photostating and since there's quite alot to photostat, decided to come back later... so, went to find chsiung in hall 5.. watched him play dota and then suddenly lit ting they all say they're going for sushi buffet at 3 and asked me to come along.. and well, i can't resist such offer.. and voila~! haha.. went to bkt batok and whacked all the sushis there.. eat until really cannot stuff anymore in the stomach already... lol

though, never had a real rest today.. came back, straight went for carolling practise.. and finally~! i get to read harry potter:half blood prince!! sister bought it.. haha.. that'll keep me company for a few days..


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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Well well, things are starting to get busy...Have to attend 2 meetings today, that covers both my afternoon and late evening time, then church in the morning.. and tmr, i'll have to spend the whole day under the hot sun organising for the singapore brainhunt event.. And to the expense of entertainment; have to skip class outing, and outings with friends..
sighz, banner designing, come out with a e-newsletter, hall carolling, and soon, hall dance... wah~! i want my PIG life~! what happeend to the good old days when i can sleep like a pig, eat like a pig and live like a pig..


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The end of 1st Sem

almost 5 months has passed now since i came to singapore... and how time flies.. it's the end of sem 1 already.. I still remember when i first step foot into NTU, staying 'illegally' with my sister, going for FOCs.. Then, when i first got my room in the midst of a camp, meeting different ppl.. Hmm.. i realised that i had the chance to actually know alot of different ppl in singapore and to be part of them; the Catholic Society ppl, the Hall ppl, the Malaysian Society (MSA) ppl.. Instead, i only chose to really know the malaysian ppl in my lecture group, and only certain group of ppl in MSA..

Actually, i think i've been using language barrier as an excuse not to know and hang out with them better. There are ppl who are worse in their language, and yet still maintain a very good rapport with ppl... oh well, i guess, it's really time to change the mindset.. But i guess it's gonna take some time..

Anyway, had erm, a quite enjoyable and tiring day lar... went to Sim Lim Square in Bugis, Queenstown, Chinatown for dinner, Clark Quay for a 'digesting' walk.. and i bought this mini vaccuum cleaner from Sim Lim Square; USB power operated.. lol... and as expected, the suction power kinda sucks.. (no pun included).. can only suck very light dust particles, including hair.. paper also cannot really lift up that high.. haha..oh well, so much for wanted to buy smtg 'different'..


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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Decorations in Orchard Road

Orchard Road is so beautiful~!! It's somehow different viewing from a car window compared to a bus window.. The lightings over your head, seems endless as it began to shrink down the road.. christmas decorations on both left and right sides, huge christmas trees and by far, the most 'exaggerated' decoration is in centre point.. with large M&Ms clinging to the front of the building..
too bad there wasn't any camera.. otherwise, could have post up some pictures.. then agian, after exams, most probably will be going there.. this time, into the nicely decorated malls.. even the singapore post office has lights all over it; from the roof, all over the balcony, and to the driveway..

You know, all these makes me feel more christmas-ey in spirit.. and it all started cause leon and samuel wanted to take this french exchange student guy for dinner in esplanade... although we kinda like 'wasted' 4 hours of studying.. but it's all worthwhile.. too bad won't be around singapore to celebrate christmas...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New face..

After for like dunno how many years, finally took the initiative to change to boring old-look... kinda makes me feel blue looking into it.. and thanks to chin zwen, i now have a critter lurking in my blog.. all the way from north pole... Hopefully, i'll have better luck with my christmas wish this year since his relatives are still there..
Can't believe i'm doing all these things when i'm supposed to be studying.. sighz..
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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Return of the 4-eye..

hmm.. if it's not for mr sim, my blog will still be growing mushrooms.. (who are btw, almost 3 months old now)
things are abit slow-paced at the moment.. exam papers that has to be sat, books that i can't stand, and errands to run... fortunately for me, i had a one week break in ipoh.. but basically, all i did was to sleep, eat, and going out with ppl once in a while.. probably the most beneficial thing i did was to go for badminton with euwen.. and i was reluctant to go at first, cause i kinda slept at 5am in the morning then badminton is at 8am.. but oh well, he woke me up early in the morning like nobody's business and cheated me, telling me that breakfast is on him...
and things that i look forward to, like getting one whole collection of twins MV from sinnyi wasn't achieved.. oh well.. looking forward to christmas holidays..

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

revison..

been reading and studying physics for the past few days liao.. reminds me of major exams. only diff from stpm is tht, it covers only 2 main topics(which is a good thing).. and THERE ARE VERY LITTLE EXAMPLES FOUND (which is a bad thing).. cause for lazy ppl like me.. i usually study the examples... and not do exercises.. haha.. crapz..
wonder how i'll bring about for this coming assessment..
ps: finally, i managed to 'borrow' my sister's 2.1 creative speakers... haha... can listen to higher quality songs liao with strong bass... =D

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COMEX (Singapore PC Fair)

i think it's my first time ever that i've been to a 'big scale' PC fair.. it's called COMEX and it's supposed to accomodate three levels of Suntec City which is located in City Hall..
I think it's worse than some JUMBO sale.. ppl can hardly move inside there.. i think just to travel 10 metres will take around 5 minutes...
Now i think i understand how women shop during mega sales.. it's like.. u want to buy every single thing available.. haha.. things are cheaper and they're lots of new products..
As for me, i've only bought Kingston notebook RAM, webcam for $25 and dvd medias (dvd+rw, dvd-r). Went there with boon jin... and he bought almost the same thing, just tht he didn't buy RAM but 1Gb SD Card.. haha..
things are like so tempting.. the digital cameras there are... *drools*.. can't describe with words.. firstly, it's an illusion for me to see prices in the range of $500-$1000 (cause it's in singapore currency) for high-end digital cameras.. and the accessories offered.. but one bad thing, as i've mentioned b4 is the crowd.. can't even have the chance to approach a particular shop.. cause have to walk with the crows.. it's like a busy road with cars moving fast and u're one car trying to cross over the other side of a cross road..

Went there after lunch at 1pm and came back at about 5 smtg.. At night had plans as well; birthday celebration for ka hong and rhoda.. it was supposed to be 900pm but only officially started at 1030pm cause the 'main ppl' weren't around.. (partly, cause it's a surprise thing for them, and so happen tht they were out of NTU)
but overall, it's quite okay.. still had time to come back to study a bit of physics.. (Physics test is nxt week and i havent even started on my tutorials yet)..
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

NTU 50th Anniversary

one of many NTU's own personal holidays... i don't know whether it's a good thing to have a holiday anot, cause everytime they have a holiday, means they will have replacement classes.. and when classes are replaced, which means it makes my other busy days even busier~!!
sighz.. i can't wait to go back to Ipoh..
but anyway, back to the 50th anniversary.. they have concerts, performaces, free gifts, etc.. i watched most of the event through web broadcast.. prime minister of singapore came.. and FIR gave some of their performances~!..
too bad i had inter-block games (carrom) to help manage.. thought of bringing my notebook there to watch (cause they have Wifi in the games room), but the atmosphere is just too LOUD.. wasted my effort carrying my notebook there...
but carrom was damn funny.. me and bj played as partners.. and we're super noob.. but some how, we managed to get into finals (of course, they're other teams playing as well tht helped us to get into finals).. then, cause we're super noob... our last game took so long to end.. in the end, the other 2 teams finished playing (one win and one draw).. so, we have to either win or lose (cause we wanted to call it a draw since it's so draggy).. finally, they can't wait any longer.. we played a 'sudden match' round.. where the first person who is able to slice the carrom seed in the middle into the pocket will win.. and guess wat? bj managed to 'chicken' tht win.. yay~! Green House won... =/

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

Merdeka Night

Just like yesterday, half of the day was damn slack, while the other half.. was damn shag.. First half of the day, i think i wasted it on help to make the mensa background for the website.. Lene came over to help design the website page at noon and left at about 3 plus..
By then, it was almost time for the Merdeka Night..

Basically, this merdeka night is an event organised by the Malaysian Student's Association where we celebrate the independence of our country.. (like duh~!)..
Merdeka Night's theme is "Secondary School Memories" and thus there's a dress code, that is to dress up like high school students.. then, can see everyone dressed up in pinnafore, skirts, ya'know.. the basic school uniform.. though some of them dressed up as lab assistants, teachers, toilet cleaners.. haha.. jkjk..
Then i got this friend whose a guy.. actually wore a pinnafore~!! *sweatz*.. and he actually won the 'merdeka queen' title.. haha.. cause they got this mini-pageant event as well..
they have performances, 'clubbing session', alot of in between photo-taking session.. and of course, games.. (did i mention FOOD?!).. haha..

guess it's time to take my beauty sleep now.. damn tired.. guess i'm gonna skip church again tmr. probably will go in the evening.. sighz.. i'm a bad boy... shall pray b4 i sleep tonight.. haha..
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Family?

Had a conversation with my sis in the morning and made me realise again that it's quite a pain for parents to have all their children study abroad.. Nobody at home, only their wife.. From a big family years ago, and now.. all alone at home.. Well, realised all these things are inevitable.. some day, everyone has to go further their studies; it's just a matter whether it's far away, or somewhere nearby..
Guess the only thing tht old folks wants now is just to see their children and spend time with them as much as possible.. And as for the children, they've to realise that family is an important part of life as well and that their parents won't be here forever..
This is part of life i suppose.. life goes on.. but have to remember what is still around, and appreciate it. For once its gone, won't be able to get it back..
Take every possible opportunity.. Put a smile in faces of loved ones.. Guess tht'll suffice for the moment..


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Monday, July 25, 2005

First day of school (ECA Recruitment Day)

Finally, first day of school... but it's just like some any other holidays... cause we don't have any lectures or tutorials.. the only thing we did was... we went for some talk for freshies.. and watch some performances by the ntu choir and also a sketch.. lasted for only like 1hr 30 min.. then we have our "tea break"

after tht, it's the recruitment day... it's like a flea market.. soo many ppl and it's hot and stuffy.... then all the societies will set up booths, and recruit ppl into their clubs...
think i've joined quite a number of societies also... i signed up for the NTU Student's Union Subcom, Catholic Student's Apostolate, NTU Choir (have to go for auditioning), MENSA, Contract Bridge.. and the funny thing is, i signed up for some drama club, where u have to pay $4 to become a member.. and every member will automatically get 4 ECA points on the spot.. (ECA points are needed for us to maintain our stay in our hall)

now, i'm thinking of what minor should i take... was thinking of taking a minor in psychology.. but not very sure yet.. dunno whether it'll help me in my major.. sighz... =/

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

School Sem's starting....

how time flies.. tmr, school semester begins.. after almost 8 months of slacking.. it's back to studying.. a whole new chapter...
but at least, the first day there wouldn't be any classes.. but ECA recruitment day... then, there'll be flag day on wednesday and heritage walk on thursday... sighz... speaking of busy.. hall camp was seriously tiring...
the last 2 nights was the worse.. 2nd last night, we stayed up for "fright night" and slept only at around 5am.. and the last night, since it was the last night (also SP night) in changi.. my OG (orientation group) played the "traffic light game" until like 4 am plus.... and the last day itself, we had beach games in east coast...
although my group didn't get the best OG, but probably the 2nd best.. but we had lots of fun and in our eyes.. we are the best group of all.. lol..

but there's a follow up to this hall FOC, tht is the D&D (dinner and dance).. then each group has selected 2 pageants (one male and one female).... sounds cool eh? lol..
dinner time liao~!! had a basketball game just now... been quite a while since i last played it.. still as bad as ever... lol..


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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Second FOC (MSA FOC)

Definitely has been a very tiring week.. with the proceeding of the Malaysian Student's Association FOC.. The first few days, we did our admin stuff, like doing our medical checkup, creating bank accounts, paying for hall fee, etc.. We had games, fright night, dirty games, sketches, SP night.. we even went to sentosa for some games at the beach.. it was very enjoyable.. there was even this event where it really reminded me of scouts gathering.. where we'll have cheer fights.. all of us put in our best efforts and most of us lost our voices.. lol

Camp was very fruitful.. making new friends, learning new dance moves :P, ooh.. and most of the MSA ppl speaks mandarin.. it was quite hard for me to fit in.. cause i don't speak nor understand mandarin very well.. but i've tried hard to try to listen and understand.. haha..
Then there was this one time when the seniors took us out from ntu.. went to chinatown for dinner and then proceeded to esplanade, where all of the groups met up.. Supposedly, tht place is supposed to be romantic.. overseeing the sea and such.. but there are alot of couples over there.. haha..

The last day was superb though.. went out from ntu from 8 plus heading to sentosa and came back to our rooms at almost 4am.. we had a spectacular finale.. with events such as SP night, and sketches... then after everything's done, we had this "clubbing session" where everyone danced and jumped around with the accompaniment of music.. then we ended of with presentation of pictures taken through out the whole camp..

Then yesterday, went over to johore to renew my embarkation card.. alot of ppl went back to their hometowns though.. had dinner with chiew hsiung over at can2, lepakked at his place.. then we stayed over in my place.. we joined up the 2 beds together and 3 of us slept together.. wahhahah.. then boon jin kept on 'complaining' tht it's so gay.. lol..

oh well, one more camp to go, the hall camp.. aft tht, school sem will start.. how time flies... =/

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Saturday, July 09, 2005

End of First FOC

One FOC down, 2 more to go... the CSA (Catholic Students' Apostolate) FOC is well worth going.. I've made new friends, learn new things, and get exposed more of this country tht i'm going to live in for 7 yrs..

At first, i've always thought singaporeans were snobbish, selfish and arrogant.. well, this group of ppl tht i've met turned out otherwise... they were so easy to mix with, probably cause they're all of the same catholic faith.. haha.. We walked through campus and stayed in a chalet at changi..

Oh, at first, i was quite worried bout yesterday (friday, the day of our hostel results).. afraid i couldn't get my room keys.. if i dun get them, i won't have a place to stay on the 9th and 10th night.. but fortunately for the good samaritans, a guy called Eugene Yam.. well, he drove a van in changi and took me all the way back to ntu to get my hall keys.. (btw, changi and ntu are 2 opposite ends).. i reached ntu near 11.. only to find tht the hall results are only out after 12noon.. and these ppl are kind enough to wait for me until i'm done and fetch me back to changi to proceed with the camp.. haha .. good eh?
When the results were out at 12noon, i was already at their office at about 12:05.. i've got the same hall as my sis.. hall 13.. goodie.. *smiles happily*.. went to the finance office to pay the $300 deposit only then i collect my room keys.. then, i've to shift my stuffs from my sis's fren's room to my own room.. All of these things are being done in an hour's time.. of course, with the help of the CSA seniors...

But after the camp, it's back to solitude for me.. my sis going to indonesia for a week, and the rest of the msian ppl arriving on monday morning... but my roomie, bj, will arrive a week early.. hv to pick him up from the bus stop early in the morning later... then he's gonna spend the night with his father in NUS.. (paid for the guest room)..

oh well, guess i shall try sleeping again... the room here is so warm.. sigh.. hv to sleep topless... lol..2 more orientation camps to go, the MSA on monday and hall camps the following week

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Monday, July 04, 2005

Welcome to NTU~!

After 7-8 hours of bus ride.. i've finally reached NTU probably around 6am.. After months of relaxing and slacking, it's time for another chapter in our lifes.. It's a whole new world out there with new people to meet, obstacles to overcome and new places to explore.. I will soon find out what would be like, after 20 yrs of being sheltered with the security of family and home, to a whole new place and environment..

Well, fortunately for me, I've my sister still around close by in singapore.. Since I didn't have my own hall to settle down, I'm currently staying with my sister in Hall 13.. When i reached there, first thing i did was to take a bathe and plan on what i'm going to do for the day.. While she, needs to prepare herself for work. I couldn't really sleep though.. only slept at 8 plus and woke up an hour or so later..

My first task was to open a bank account in OCBC which was located in the North Spine by the Canteen.. Well, I kind of a sesat-er and i've to make 3 trips to OCBC bank to open my account.. lol... My return from the first trip was because i forgot tht i've left my IC in my jeans.. 2nd trip, I forgot to bring the offer letter and also my mother's photostat IC.. But they told me what else i needed, like a singapore address and a contact number.. Well, I've to use my sister's contact for the moment since I dun want to leave a few thounsand dollars in the room.. After much walking (luckily it only takes about 10 min walk from the hall to the bank), i've finally opened a bank account and went straight for lunch.. I ate chicken rice which costs $1.50 and it's not really tht delicious... oh well...

Came back, online a bit.. and took an afternoon nap before exploring the North and South Spines... I walked all the way to the end of South Spine (which was almost the opposite from the residential hall) and felt lazy to walk back.. So, i took the internal shuttle bus, which only costs 20c to reach anywhere in NTU.. At first, I tot of exploring the Sports & Recreational Park but decided to go back and rest, and leave it for another day...
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Friday, June 10, 2005

Elim Youth Camp - Day 3

I could hear sounds of soft talking, water from the shower and KNOCK KNOCK~! "Rise and Shine" yelled one of the committee memebers... and i thought i just fell asleep a few minutes ago.. haha... oh well, it's the last day (although unofficially) for us to have real fun in the camp..
Devotion today was slightly different.. instead of being splitted into our SG, we were asked to do our devotion by ourselves.. spend some quality time with God.. We were given the freedom to go anywhere on the same floor.. But most of us just stayed in the hall anyway..

Well, it's time for breakfast again followed by some Praise and Worship led by Andrew Chun..
And then, our first major event for the day.. Session 5 at 0940. And as i've mentioned earlier, this session was being 'performed' by the SGs themselves.. But anyway, we started off by handing our bookmarks that we're supposed to make the night before to the 'speaker'.. for some 'bookmark exchanging'.. Then, we started off with "Please God or man?" by Sword of the Spirit followed by "Friends" which was performed by my group (Shield of Faith).. After that, we were shown 2 short video clips of Chicken Run and Panic Room.. and were discussed by groups: Helmet of Salvation which was about LIES and Belt of Truth which was about FEAR respectively. Finally, Breastplate of Righteousness did a marvellous sketch that differentiates "Gossip and sharing".. The session took up an extra hour and some of the coming activities such as Q&A Session and preparation time for special event was being cancelled/truncated..

We had our break for 15 minutes before Session 6 "Relationship with God" by our speaker Jonathan Chai.. Lunch at 1245 followed by Siesta until 245.. Next, is preparation time for tonight's special event.. Each of us was given a "phrase" and each group was supposed to perform a sketch to act out whatever that was given.. Our group got
"There are 3 types of people in this world: Those that make things happen, Those who watch things happen, and those who wondered what happened"
My group wasted time on discussing what sketch to make.. after half an hour, we still havent come out with a storyline yet.. sigh.. in the end, we all decided to do some 'no-sense' sketch (based on LOTR) where WE, will make things happen i.e. the sketch, and the audience will be the ppl who watch things happen.. And since we purposedly made the ending "senseless" and of no logic, the audience will be the people who wondered what happen.. well, we tot it was a good idea.. but after we came out with tht, It was already time for Tea Break and we didn't even have time to practise on the sketch at all... *die*

Games at 1830 hours.. Supposedly to be the dirtiest and filthiest game of all.. We were asked to assemble in the hall.. And we were stripped off our spectacles, watches and our name tags.. After that, all of us were being blind folded in a HUGE circle.. After everyone is done, we were being 'painted' by poster paints (or watever it paint it is) onto our faces.. I shall call it "hand painting" since it's all being done by bare hands.. You can actually feel the cold and gooey paint more sensitively since our sight sense was taken away...
Next, we were being separated again into different groups which was being led by "slave masters".. mine was yian yan, and we're asked to do anything she asked us to do... And obviously, we, the blindfolded ppl, are their slaves... We were promised to be taken to a safe place by our slave masters and avoid harm from other groups.. Well, anyway.. we headed off outside barefooted and were asked to do "childish things" such as roll on the floor, singing songs to make the slave master happy, walking round and round aimlessly... And all of these are taken place in the midst of "devils" who poured flour and cold water at us, beat us up with newspaper, and 'decorate' us with paint.. Some even took clothes peg and put it on people's ears, nose and well, use ur imagination...
I shall tell the game from my group's view.. In front of me was kah hon and behind me was matthew, sulyn, liyen.. Our hands were on each other's shoulders.. We could hear sudden screaming and shouting, wondering wat happened.. Well, we just followed by.. At some points, we got the chance to 'beat up' other groups by just banging our hands aimlessly hoping for random targets... At other times, they was people asking us "Are you thirsty? Would you want some water".. And this kah hon got so irritated with this statement, he actually slapped tht person's face.. hahaha...
Finally, after much torture and dirt.. we were all assembled in front of the hall seated down.. After our blindfolds were removed, the committee explained on the meaning of this game.. Well, there is this devil aka Ooi Jin Ann and her konco-konco (the speakers and the slave masters) that are there to torture us.. And we as people who are blind, just followed whatever the slave master tell us to do.. Then, there is this angel aka Ricky Tan who goes around, offering ppl water trying to save us.. Some of us accepted the water and was being 'saved' but some just rejected them.. hehe... Then, we were given the chance of getting revenge to the 'devils' with flour, water and paint.. haha... damn, was it a mess..

Bath Time right after that.. Took us some time to clean up ourselves.. Then, it was Dinner and Praise and Worship...
On to the major event for the day.. the Special Event~! It was started off with ice breaker and games for 10 minutes followed by a Fashion Show for 50 minutes.. Each group were to 'dress up' 2 members and design their clothing with straws, newspapers, toiletpapers and shoe strings.. My group dressed up Glenn and Bernice as Arwen and Aragorn.. But the winner for the fashion show goes to Breastplate where they dressed up Kar Poh as an angel.. with wings and halo.. it was real creative.. straws as wings... :bows head:
Next, it's the sketches... Our first group was to perform.. Everything went quite well despite it was our first 'practise'.. but unfortunately, the ending was being explained very well.. Everyone really wondered what had happened for the ending.. but too bad, Cheng Fai never elaborate properly and everyone was still blurring bout the whole thing... haha..
Anyway, here are the rest of the phrases:
1 - God made Coke, God made Pepsi, God made me darn sexy
by Belt of Truth
(i remember the story is about some mad scientist who found a formula pepsi+coke that makes a nerdy guy, into a sexy one.. starring ricky tan as nerdy guy and andrew chun as scientist)
2 - never be afraid to try,remember... Amateurs built the ark, Professionals built the Titanic
by Shield of Faith
3 - to solve the human equation...we need to add love, subtract hate,multiply good, and divide between truth and error
by Breastplate of Righteousness
(winners of the talentime.. their sketch was quite straight forward)
4 - people change, things go wrong, crap happens, but life goes on...
by Helmet of Salvation

After tht, we had our supper which i remember was doughnuts.. haha... then, we played the cup game (taught by jason lee) and the whole lot of us took lots of cup and played on the whole stretch of tables.. haha.. we're just crazy.. making so much noise, banging the tables..
This time, lights out was free for all.. which means there's no curfew since it's the last night... most of us spend the night writing affirmations.. I myself spend my night in kah hon's room writing affirmation while chatting and listening to guang liang's songs.. until 2am kah hon is already sleeping in the room.. then, i headed off to the hall where everyone was really sitting/lying down writing affirmations.. there was cheryl and jv at the long table, then jinann, yian yan, jason on the mat; lik wai, jo hanna in the middle of the hall.. We stayed up until 4am while writing affirmations, chatting and doing crazy stuff... Speaking of crazy, jason lee has really misplaced his screws.. he's been playnig the keyboard's preset songs.. and there's this 'marching song' which he literally marched all over the room.. haha...
We slept straight away after we landed on the bed....

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Thursday, June 09, 2005

Elim Youth Camp - Day 2

Rise and Shine at 730~! and being a pig as i am while everyone else is bathing and getting prepared, i only woke up at 755 and got ready in 5 minutes for devotion time.. hehe..
We were separated into our SG's for Devotion where we discuss and share our experiences/thoughts on the verse "I Will Never Leavy You Nor Forsake You" Hebrews 13:5-6.
Breakfast time half an hour later followed by Praise and Worship led by Clarence..

Session 2 ("Black and White") was started at 940am by our speaker 'yoke li', a yr 4 dental student in USM kedah.. she splitted us into 2 groups, namely: boys and girls.. and we had our "battle of the sexes".. tht conversation took an extra 30 min for she talked on BGR, and everything related to it including sex, masturbation, etc.. Break for 15 minutes and we moved on for our 3rd session, presented by Kok Ming entitled "Lunatic, Liar Our Lord". Since Yoke Li termakan '30 minutes' of the schedule, they cancelled of Q&A Session and headed right of to Lunch at 1230pm..

As i've said, this camp has alot of 'eat-sleep' activities... right aft lunch, went back to the room for Siesta time to rest/sleep at 1.30.. but i took my time to write affirmations for my group members.. hehe..

Right after resting, we were entertained again by Sing Along followed by Team Building games.. Talking about Team Building, we were 'forced' to play this "Electric Fence" game.. the concept goes like this...
There'll be a string tied across 2 pillars at chest height, and team members must work together to bring over everyone 'over' the fence without touching it.. so, we came out on alot of ideas like carrying ppl 'horizontally', carrying on their backs, etc... then the last few ppl will 'high jump' over it.. and i injured my leg on doing so, cause my feet landed on some 'rougher' surface and caused me blue black on the leg's surface...

After games, it's eating time again.. (yay!) Tea Break for 30 minutes then we moved on for our games again... and this time, it's Amazing Race.. =)
As usual, we're splitted into our SG, then we were given clues in the hall.. Our first clue was to lead us to G Floor where we looked for yian yan for the 2nd clue..
2nd clue was a 'detour'.. "Brains or Brawns".. if we choose brains, must look for cheryl while brawns must look for jinann in P2.. Well, we decided to choose brains and headed of to P2.. We couldn't find cheryl though, but saw jinann.. Then jinann was like, 'aiyah, choose me lar.. it'll be better wan.. trust me'.. lol, then we changed our option to jinann.. and sure enough, it's an easy task where the task only need 3 ppl to do the hoola hoop 10 times around the waist.. =) then OFF WE GO~!
Next stop, seek for ricky in the Penthouse... and the 'agenda' there is "fear factor".. haha.. each member, one by one.. will proceed to the balcony where there's a covered tin.. we were showed a piece of crumpled tissue paper and asked to retrieve it inside the tin.. and since it's fear factor, the tin contained EARTH WORMS~! it was no problem for the guys lar.. but the girls hard abit.. some screamed, shouted and for other groups, some even cried.. lol..
next, the 2nd part there, we were all being tied up in a circle with a rafia string.. then, we were asked to move/travel around with the string tied up around our waist.. =/ tht's slow and suffocating.. haha.. imagine, everyone's sweaty and crumpled up.. fortunately for me, i was tall enough to get some fresh air... =D
ok, for the next clue, i remember this part.. it's road block (where EVERYONE must do the task together)
the clue asked us to find 2 ppl and look for them..
1) An "out of the water" sotong
2) A cockroach tht lurks around corridors (tips: it's a place where we go often)

We managed to find the 'cockroach' (jason lee) in the 2nd floor where our bedrooms are.. We saved alot of time travelling cause we travelled thru the staircase where it's nearer to where jason is located... anyway, for jason's station, we were asked to complete 2 out of 3 tasks.. 1st task was to sing the negaraku song in english, 2nd task was to say out the alphabets from Z-A.. and the 3rd task was to sing the chorus of the theme song, "no fear" in BM.. we chose the 2nd and the 3rd which was easier..
Next, we went to the swimming pool in search of 'sotong' (yian yan).. our task was fairly simple, we were asked to sing a song tht wld make her happy (we sang the 'you are my sunshine' song, only tht, sunshine became sotong) then, one of us have to drink nescafe out from a baby's bottle.. and i volunteered to do it.. hehe.. and since we were the 1st group *we were leading all the way*, she requested for another song...
Finally, after obtaining both 'congratulations' from jason and yian, we were asked to seek for ricky tan in P2 and look for the nxt clue... tht ricky tan go hide right at the end of the car park where he gave us our last clue... 'the pit stop'.. we raced *or supposed to* to the hall where the finishing line is.. we were greeted by sleepy and lazy cheryl and jinann who were lazing at the sofa, asking us to entertain them... sigh.. ask us to sing and dance (more on shaking) like monkeys.. aih,.. finally, we were congratulated and we were teh first team to arrive~! yeah!! haha. our reward was 'early bath time'... =/

Dinner was at 7 followed by Praise and Worship by Kar poh at 8pm.. AFter tht, we had an interesting session 4 (or should i call it 'testimony') from Billy Yeoh.. he told us his story bout his life, how he was being an atheist, then to hating christianity and finally, accepting Christ and loved him more than ever b4.. not to mention some near death experience.. hmm..

Lastly, it's SG Time again where we're supposed to recap wat has happened.. And last minute, we were asked to give a presentation for session 5 the nxt morning.. therefore, we practised on our sketch and skipped supper... Our sketch was about 'friends' where they're charlie's devils aka gangsters inside it.. haha.. Finally, the speakers, knowing tht they're so many stpm leavers, decided to give an informal session on preparation for uni life.. tellling and helping us on fears, expectations and their personal experience...
It lasted around 12 plus where all of us were dead tired by then and didn't 'chat' much like the night b4 and slept at about 1 plus...

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Elim Youth Camp (Zero Fear) - Day 1

hmm, kept on thinking whether i should 'log' this event anot, then come to think of it.. probably it's the last camp i'll ever attend with my school friends.. so, might as well lar.. haha..
okay, shall start of with the schedule as in the "itinerary".. we departed from church at 9am and reached there at 11 plus.. we stayed in this place called Dinding Pantai Desir (or smtg like tht).. it's some 15 story apartment in which we only used 3 of the stories..
P2 (parking lot 2) - where the 'main hall' is situated and we had our sessions and games there
2nd floor - our 5 apartments
topfloor aka The Penthouse - where we feast 5 times a day~!

Upon reaching, we were given our files, name tags and our groups.. 5 grps altogether namely;
Belt of Truth
Breastplate of Righteousness
Shield of Faith (MY group!)
Helmet of Salvation
Sword of the Spirit

and for the first time in any camps, the first event on the schedule is LUNCH~!! lol.. good news for me.. and after lunch is always 'siesta' for one hour.. then, some orientation thing in which we introduce ourselves to each other.. and as usual, it's done through games..first game was 'slipper game' where each of us will grab A slipper and throws it in the middle.. then one person grabs the slipper of the nxt, and the owner have to intro themselves.. then, we hv the cane game.. where i'm too lazy to explain in words..

2 hours later is tea break, and station games~! our first FUN activity.. hmm.. i shall decide on elaborate on station games...
there are 5 stations..
1st station - lead by jason where it's similar with yahoo grafiti.. one person is blind folded and draws while the rest of the team members will guess.. and obviously for me, being the pakar graffiti.. lol.. managed to get my group first place for tht station with a score of 37/40
2nd station - lead by yian yan where we hv to eat everything inside marked packages.. quite easy..
3rd station - lead by cheryl in which there's a plate at the end of the line filled with flour and sweets inside.. what we need to do is to use our face to retrieve the sweets from the flour-filled plate..
4th station (also known as kangaroo hop) - lead by ricky where we need to hop 3 times and where we land will be the place we shoot rings into the cone
5h station (snake and ladders) - lead by jinann in which we roll one big dice, and one member becomes to 'piece'.. and whenever we land on a number, we must do a task.. like sing song, push ups, run around like monkeys, etc..

bath time for 45 min then dinner at 645pm~! forgot wat i ate but every meal also i ate alot.. lol.. then at 730 we had our praise and worship followed by our first session at 8pm..

After tht, we have or SG (small group) time.. my group members are jinann, sulyn, waikuan, matthew, cheng fai, bernice, glenn, kamlai and eric.. basically, we just introduced each other and talk about ourselves so tht they'll know more about us lor...
then, it's supper at 945 and free time all the way till sleeping time.. after supper, all of us gathered in kah hon's bedroom to watch the 'tonghua' mtv in which kar poh programmed it to be played over and over and over again.. dunno what's wrong, but it seems tht song v happening among them.. lol.. lights out which was scheduled at 11pm..and of course, we dind't sleep on time lar.. we chatted and only slept at around 2am.. while waiting for jason to finish their committee meeting.. ooh.. bout rooms, my room mates are jitvern, guan sing and jason lee.. 2 single bed and one double decker.. jason and i took the single while jit vern took the upper bunk of the double decker.. and i've to sleep on the floor tht night cause my stupid mattress can't support my weight and 'sinked' downwards.. causing me to hv backpain.. sigh..
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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Double Bday Celebration

A very hectic saturday, today is... There's this double bday celebration of yee hui and jin ann in my house.. Had plans in the morning.. and my parents are coming back in the middle of the night..

Well, here's to start it off.. had an appointment with bj, yiwen and the twins to watch 'house of wax' at 1130am.. The show was better than i anticipated... i really tot it was a horrible horror movie... but it was quite alrite.. and to my surprise, paris hilton is just a 'watak sampingan' and all she does is kiss, make out and die...

At first, i was supposed to have lunch with yee hui they all.. but i guess i decided not to ditch the current ppl tht i am with and had lunch with them in JJ Corner.. haha... bj didn't wanna walk so much, so at first, we sat down at the bamboo noodle house.. but there were ALOT of ppl and no one is serving us, and i suppose the food will arrive super late too.. therefore, we ended up in JJ Corner.. but while we were walking there, the wind blew hard at our faces and the sky is getting darker.. well, being optimistic.. i tot it wouldn't rain until our lunch is over... Well, u might have guessed, it rained heavily while we were eating.. hehehe... Then all of them were like complaining cause we were like stranded there.. But fortunately for us, by the time we finished our food, it drizzled back.. Took the advantage and went back to jj in a flash...

Oh, i was supposed to help clim buy madagascar tix too for her.. And I've never seen jusco filled with so MANY ppl since i was in form 5.. the ticket line was so long, tht it almost reached the bench place.. sighh... anyway, we decided to go for bowling but ended up singing karaoke since there wasn't any lanes available... About the karaoke, it was HorriBle.. it was FILLED with malays and some of them were practically shouting and screaming with the doors wide open... suffered inside.. haha.. after singing 2 songs, i had to take my leave cause everyone's waiting in my house for the 'cutting cake ceremony'..

As soon as i arrived home (traffic was horrible, luckily i drove the kelisa) they were already 2 cars waiting outside my house.. one is chee lim with cp inside, and another is kf's car with jinann, jill and yee hui inside.. the ppl in kf's car were literally sleeping waiting for me to come back.. haha.. then jv came after playing bowling in his bike.. anyway, we cut the cake, took some pics...(yee hui was so meticulous with phototaking tht he wanted the perfect lighting, the correct settings, and the perfect pose.. well, we played along with him since he has veto power tht day.. ) while jinann and kf went home, jill played gb, while the rest watched tv and played uno... jo and ferdi arrived later...

It was time to cook~! We turbo'ed to nuggets, deep fried the fries and mixed the drinks.. i fetched jill home to take the agar agar and the watermelon (not to mention getting some ice cubes on the way).. By the time i reached home, yee weng, kian mei, matthew and kah hon were already in my house.. The 'laku' foods were the sandwhiches (which cp brought earlier), the nuggets and the fries.. hehe... Kean fatt brought the mihun later which was a lil' bit like extras cause it was a bit too much.... such a wastage.. then jinann brought trifle.. hahaha.. yummy.. ian, jason all arrived later..

We sang karaoke, the ppl in front of the comp was palyin dota/gb... well, that's all tht we do (apart from eating)... the house was kinda in a mess.. haha.. by 10 plus to 11.. everyone started leaving... luckily von was there to help out since her bro is only fetching her at 1am.. she helped do the dishes while jill helped clear some rubbish... After everyone left, i had to sweep and mop the floor, clean the kitchen, keep the plates, utensils, etc.. It was so damn tiring... plus, i had to fetch my mum at 4am (which they woke me up cause i was practically dead by 2am)
But it was fun though... good to see so many ppl around..


group pic


birthday boy/girl cutting cake together


wat are they doing?!!?

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Clearwater Sanctuary..

How do i get started? well, let's see.. today was supposed to be a taiping zoo trip but because we couldn't get any tickets (no tix to taiping) in medan gopeng yesterday, we had 2nd thoughts whether it's a good idea to actually go thru all tht trouble just to see animals~!.. Kinda figured tht it wasn't worth it (duh~!) and we decided to go to this clearwater sanctuary for sports instead which is located in batu gajah...
It was almost a failure cause we couldn't get anyone to drive... We needed 2 cars and yee weng is one tht confirmed can be driven.. then it's supposed to be boon jin but because of some circumstances, he couldn't drive there (not to mention he chose not to go with us).. Just as we were telling everyone tht it's cancelled, miraculously, yvonne's parents let her drive there but with a condition; she has to fetch her mum at 1pm.. (yay~! trip's still on)

And since we have to be back early, we have to depart early... met up in cgmc at 7am.. and we have new company~! king pui and king fu.. they followed yee weng's car there together along with jason ling and ian.. while ferdi, me and michelle followed yvonne's car...
Took us about 40min to reach there.. our first impression was like.. woww, this is the country life.. with lakes and trees all around us.. but anyway, we started off with tennis.. spent an hour playing tht (8am-9am).. king pui was v good though.. could even defeat jason ling easily.. haha.. while yweng doesn't have a racquet, he go play basketball and did some slam dunk in one of those kiddy lil basketball ring... haha.. and while ferdi and i was being a noob, we played with each other while the girls joined us later for a mixed doubles... (finally i learned how to serve.. poor noobs..)

next stop, we went cycling after much consideration.. this was the 'major' event for us la.. haha.. since there were 9 of us and 5 aren't members... we split up the cost cause a bike costs RM10 per hour for non members.. but it was a good investment.. we cycled all around the place, venturing thru beautiful scenaries, golf courses..(there was once we were chased by a golf cart cause we werent' to cycle near the golf courses) but our 'major' destination was to go to the "anna and the king" set.. we cycled thru upslope and downslopes, thru rocky and sandy earth, just to seek this anna and the king thingy.. and after much sweat and muscle strain, we finally found an illegal entrance into the thing.. by then, we were all exhausted and tired out from cycling for more than an hour.. (and tht's why we rushed thru the place fearing we have to pay extra for the bikes)
we took this one BIG bend to find the place.. but turns out to be very near the clubhouse (our pit stop for free cold water) and ian felt v exotic to be inside an abandoned place.. ;P

once we returned the bike, all of us just sat down dead on benches facing the pool.. oh, and the pool was v well decorated and nicely placed.. with weird shapes and a 'mini waterfall' (higher 3m pool to a lower 1.5m one) and since the water looks tempting (and it's almost 11am), we swam right after we took back our breathe...
all of us swam except for the girls and ferdi... we played a fool and had fun there.. taking pictures, doing sommersaults, throwing ppl into the water (not to mention kicking ferdi into the pool).. haha.. we raced with each other, talking to each other in the water and all those stupid stuff.. it's more of a leisure sport, where it wasn't strenous and there's tree above us covering us from the sun... it was superb... it's like living a life in a resort.. haha.. and since the clock's pointing noon, we took our bathe, preparing to have lunch and leave... and good news came~! von's dad called her and told her tht she need not be back so soon... cause he'll be fetching her mother... how sweet of her dad to be so understanding..

Haha..and lunch was another adventure.. at first, we wanted to eat at the clubhouse but everything was so expensive.. fried rice costs RM10 (but members have 35% disc).. everything looks so expensive, so, everyone decided to journey back to ipoh to eat.. (did i mention tht we didn't even have breakfast?!) But while we were driving out of the club, i suddenly came out with an idea to go to kampar to have chicken bun for lunch... haha... all of them got conned by me.. i told them it's just somewhere nearby..(or so i thought so).. but it turns out, we had to journey back to simpang pulai.. and took the other turn to go to kampar which took like another 30min maybe? haha... seeing all the food stalls by the side of the road tempted us to stop by and hv some tid bits.. lol...
but we journeyed on and reached kampar at around 1pm or so... we went back to this kam ling restaurant where i ate the last time i went to kampar with the capt ball ppl.. at first, we ordered one Large Chicken Bun and one plate of Fried Rice.. but after finishing all of them, everyone said tht they were still hungry and ordered another Large Chicken Bun.. and the large one means LARGE.. which costs RM35 per bun.. but since they said it's brunch and all of them were hungry.. haha.. it was well worth it.. it was delicious la.. and all of our stomach are filled up when we stepped out of the restaurant.. costs RM10 per person...

After tht only we went back home... at first, we decided to go to the newly opened Giant.. but when we reached to the pantai puteri hospital there, it started to rain heavily and we decided not to go anymore since we were all tired and it was raining... reached home at about 3 plus... and i slept till 8pm.. haha... all in all, it was a fun trip.. kinda like a road trip + sports in a club.. haha.. a memory to remember...


the pools


relaxing right in front of the pool..


what the hell is ian trying to hide?!


the non-swimmers


tennis


cycling


at the anna and the king site


alien invasion..

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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Jit Vern's Birthday

we celebrated jv's birthday in ICCC at 12 noon.. at first, the venue was supposed to be in yeolde greentown, but cause he got this iccc discount voucher of 30% for his bday in this month, he last minute changed to place... it was an all guy celebration.. there were only jv, bj, me, yw, yew lok and lik wai... boon jin and lik wai was abit dissapointed cause they brought their cameras;expecting alot of girls to be there... hahaha.... all of us had western food, and by the end of the meal, jv had a surprised 'gift'.. a gift from jinann.. she came all the way to iccc just to pass him a cake.. in fact, she dind't even come inside, just passed the cake to ian to give it to him.. the cake was quite delicious.. it's a homemade butter cake with chocolate chips as its topping tht spelled "VERN".. how sweet of her... in fact, it's v thoughtful for anyone to bake a cake for ur bday.. esp of the opposite sex... lol... =p (atsome level, will feel kinda touched)
after everthing, we took pictures at of ourselves at the car park area.. as usual, we nbtd, go take stupid pics.. haha..

went home and slept till church.. was supposed to join jv and his family for dinner staemboat in iccc and then to karaoke, but i had church... and i told my mum tht i'll be home for dinner.... even the salam thing (organised by cindy), i didn't even go.. dun feel like going... hmm.. shall call it a day..


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jv's cake Posted by Hello


multi headed car Posted by Hello


jit vern wanted to gun down yee weng?! Posted by Hello


monkeys in the tree.. how many can u spot? Posted by Hello
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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Back to School

typical wednesday it was to start off with waking up early for basketball in fairpark.. but wat was different was tht i had to rush home middle of the game cause i was in dire need of the toilet... my stomach was giving me excruciating pain until i can't even run... haha.. had to be back home to shit.. =P

went to school in the afternoon with von to visit jv, cheryl and jinann.. when we reached there, kah hon was already there (saw geraldine and richard in lsc too).. ooh, i saw our new toilet building.. damn freaking 'gaya'.. tinted doors and there's even ceiling fans in the toilet.. haha... other thn tht, nvr changed much though.. we had our 'lunch' in food court where i tried the waffles for the first time.. it was not bad at all...after eating outside food for a while, canteen food is still the best.. drinks are below RM1 and food hardly reaches RM2.. haha... did alot of talking and chit chatting there.. the atmosphere in lsc was so cosy tht we cld stay there for the whole day.. but it's runnning late.. b4 we knew it, it was already 4 smtg..

after fetching jinann back, we headed straight to mich's house for dinner.. her mom prepared food for us jst for a mini gathering... we were the latest ppl who arrived.. the rest of the world was already there, playing uno.. ferdi, anand, jason, ian, yweng, OJ, ee lin, mich, von and i... played cards till dinner (which was actually teatime cause we had out 'dinner' at 550)... her mom prepared nasi lemak.. all in separate dishes..my fav dish is of course, the mutton curry.. lol.. yummyyy..
ooh, and the worst part of the day was when we palyed the 'water game'.. i had one full teaspoon of belacan... blehkkzz.. cld have vomitted... my stomach and throat was burning... we did lots of other stunts ler, like yweng become 'fei mau', anand and eelin becomes the perverted monkeys and OJ shaking his ass vigorously.. lol..

all in all, it's quite fun lerr.. though i think i have less sleep during the holidays.. guess i'll make tmr "sleeping day"..it's time for a good rest..



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Sunday, May 08, 2005

found this particular post in friendster.. think it's quite worth to read...
enjoy! =)



"Guys,realize that the girl holding onto u..
is PERFECT in their own special way.

The way she laughs..
The way she sleeps..
The way she loves you..
The way she tries to please you...

Always remember that.

She can always walk away and up,
getting someone else who can love her more.

For all you know,
there is someone out there wooing her already,
but she is rejecting,
a maybe perfect love for you.

There might also be someone out there..
who is willing to love her more than you are loving
her now,
fufill her every need and love her as much as she
loves you.

Understand that.

Girls have a huge guilty concience.
...imagine this, guys.
When you are holding her today...
and then you cheat on her by hugging and kissing
another gal.
and then you run back to her...
and u do the same....
but you see love in her eyes...
What do you think?
Do you feel the hurt?
Can you feel guilty?

She loves you not because you are good looking,
have money,
buy her things,
make her parents happy,
or that you have a car or bike.

It's because..
she loves you.... n FOR YOU.
she loves the way you laugh,
the way you sleep,
the way you hug and hold her,
make every little bad thing go away.
That's why she loves you.
Always remember that.

There might be another guy...
who wants to have what you have.
So dun let relationships run wrong.
You might never have another chance with that
girl.
Dun regret when you lost a gem.."

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Saturday, May 07, 2005

it's been quite a long time since i last saw chee lim.. well, kinda promised tht i'll look for her... so, ended up having tea in secret recipe with chee lim and von.. surprisingly though, we bumped into jitvern and cheryl there.. cause jv's bro wanted to buy SR cake for mother's day... did some catching up with each other there..

night plan: yeolde english organised by anand.. well, found out during tea tht yvonne was going to yeolde english at 9pm too but was invited by cindy.. is it just a pure coincidence or izzit the same thing?
anyhow, von and i followed ferdi after mass as we've no transport.. picked up cindy and asked her bout the 'plan'.. haha.. turns out, it's the same thing... lol.. since the 'appointment' is at 9, and church ends around 8, we headed to tesco cause ferdi wanted to buy wine and cindy needed to look for yian bout the elim camp form.. but we visited alot of ppl there though; liyen and chee leong..
okay, von and i can't tahan dee.. cause too hungry.. hehe.. we went to buy roti boy to alas perut first b4 going to yeolde..
wasn't too many ppl there though.. only anand, xingmin, yek keng, jill, thiru.. but later, alot of couples came, like weitek&jill, ricky&liyen, eelin.. then saw waikit& christine, kitloong&yeuwei..

wanted to go out longer but since tmr's mother's day... and they wanted to wake up not too late the following day.. we called it a day right b4 midnight.. tiring day actually..

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Thursday, May 05, 2005

i wonder when was the last time i went for a movie.. probably about a month or so; watched "kingdom of heaven".. at first, i tot it was some chinese show.. cause mostly chinese shows has similar titles such as that.. only realised it wasn't when the movie started.. lol.. the planning was kinda surprising though.. at first, yvonne suggested to watch some movie.. and asked me to call some ppl.. i abit the malas la... and she called michelle.. so i tot, maybe just one small group of fella la.. but when i went there.. i saw ian, jason lnig and chi, yw, ferdi, kean fatt.. lol.. such a big group..
was quite a shock though.. haha..but acted all normal ler..

show was not bad at all ler.. kinda reminds me of lotr, star wars (some certain scenes), troy and some say "alexander".. and the movie actually lasted more than 2 hours.. bout 2 and a half... watched early bird and my stomach was grumbling halfway during the show.. lol

pity my stomach... only got to eat lunch at 2 plus in salam.. OJ joined us there.. and mamak food damn expensive ler. eat some maggi mee ayam also RM4.50 dee... sigh.. mental note:do not go to mamak stalls and order anything with meat... =/

just when i tot it was time to go home to get some sleep.. then someone suggested go snooker.. haha.. 5 of us went for snooker; yw, me, von, chi and ferdi.. same old place, infinity.. but played for less than an hour ler... but when the time i reached home also, it's about time to go out..

promised ian to help him take some videos for his church's parents day presentation with my camera.. our shooting place is at ian's house and also su jing's place... cast: ling, kitmay, jason, su jing's bro
director: ian
camera-man: me
at least, i'm back home for dinner... i almost forgot how tiring it can be going out the whole day.. weariness seeping thru my veins...

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