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..


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) 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....


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...


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


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...


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...


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..

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.


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..


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... =)

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)