Monday, October 29, 2007

22nd Birthday part III

After an exhaustive night the previous day, woke up relatively later to meet up with jit vern, ian, yee weng, ferdi and yen kheng for a cathing up session cum my birthday + ferdi's bday celebration!
We met up in Jurong Point for lunch and ate in Bento Box. It's a Japanese Restaurant but our main purpose was to have a relatively decent meal and a place to update each other with our lifes. Turns out, there are a couple of news from ian, myself, ferdi and yen kheng.. haha.. but it was all fun and crappy.. haha..

Then, we just loitered around JP, did some shopping.. walked about and actually sat in McD and talked there for about an hour without ordering anything!! We wanted to order Ice Cream but the ice-cream machine broke down.... Didn't had fate with the ice-cream. Went back in the evening just in time to do my laundry before a pizza ssesion with my programmer friends.


Went to Wai Seng and Yi Wang's room at 7pm to wait for the pizza man to come. We ordered 4 large pizzas from 2 different suppliers; Oishi Pizza and Pizza de France. There was De Zien, Yi Wang, Wai Seng, Elaine Lee, Joe, Shaun and myself!

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Pizza de France came on time but Oishi Pizza came relatively later.. like about 30-60min late. Anyway, they were so sweeet! When the Oishi Pizza came, they put 22 small candles around both pizzas! (11 candles each). Sang me the birthday song and asked me to blow out all the candles in one breath.. haha.. i was left with 3 candles... does it mean i'm forever 19? haha..

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The meal was S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R! Never doubt Elaine when it comes to food! All of us ate till we can't eat anymore... I myself, I think I ate 7 slices. And all of us were very full after that. Anyway, something nice about being with these 2 group of friends is that... we just 'hang out' and 'chill'..... Can just generate crappy and nonsensical statements out of nowhere. Well, probably the only difference is that... I'm not that crappy when I'm with the 2nd group (wai seng, de zien they all). Don't know why, but prolly not as close yet? Nevertheless, really enjoyed myself with them.

After food, we decided to play a game of 'mafia'. But erm, it wasn't just ONE game.. We played lots of rounds with different number of people and different people. Was basically short of people and decided to call laifai. Then, yiwang left for a while, and shaun left a while, but was substituted by zhi sin who came in later. At first, I didn't really enjoy the mafia game cause I was only exposed to that game in previous year's FOC and it was.. well, kinda boring... Prolly the group was too large and the "kind" of ppl who are playing it. But... this was even more fun than bridge~! haha... Guess who you're playing with really counts eh? Had so much fun...

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The guys sitting around playing "mafia"

We played till like after 1am and decided to call it a day when we realized it was getting kinda late.. So much for being in an exam mood.. The past 2 days was really relaxing and entertaining... The better days of my university life.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

22nd Birthday (contd..)

Despite being a person who dislike studying, I actually spent 2 of my birthdays in the library!! Once was last year, where i spent the entire afternoon in library 2 after class... This year, I went to the library after lunch and was there till early evening.! Talk about spending your birthday productively...

Anyway, as I didn't have any celebrations planned out for me, decided to entertain myself by taking my gf out for dinner! She surveyed some restaurants to eat and stumbled into this place called "The Tea Party" in Bukit Timah. It's actually a hang out place where there's sofas and couches for people to play board games in, or you can enjoy a main course meal of pasta and high-grade tea leaves! I never really sit down and enjoy tea (real chinese hot tea) with anyone before.. so, decided to try this place out! The place is very cosy and makes you feel at home. We ordered spaghetti, scones and tea! The scones are FABULOUS! It was hot from the oven and it's crispy, soft, moist and you can feel the butter taste in your mouth! It comes with spreads of jam, butter or cream cheese.

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My share of scone and white tea!

Oh, and for my tea.. i ordered this drink called "white tea"... I've heard of oolong tea, green tea and now, white tea! I wondered whether the tea is white in colour... So, i ordered it.

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So... it's not that "white" after all.. I guess, it's supposed to be colourless... But the tea was good~! My gf ordered this jasmine vanilla tea (or smtg like tat) which is a flavoured tea. (tastes like some fruity flavoured drink)

Later, it's the main course! Nothing special bout the pasta, except that the spaghetti isn't really made out of spaghetti.

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Chilled out a bit... and since there weren't a lot of ppl there, we decided to camwhore a bit...

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After that, we went to Clark Quay as she haven't been there before. So, took her for a walk and to our amazement, the place was crowded with people! Later, we saw a few groups of people dressed up in their Halloween costumes, some wore horrific masks and played random percussion in the middle of the street. I suppose there was some halloween party going on somewhere there.

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Did I mention that Clark Quay changed alot?! There are more shops and more things to see now. It has become more happening and entertaining for sight-seeing people.

When I reached hall, Hon Yoong they all were waiting for me to celebrate my brithday. It's kinda like an MSA tradition and Hon Yoong only realized that it was my birthday when I was with him in the library. But anyhow, appreciate his efforts to 'organize' a celebration in such a short notice. Would like to thank all for those who came down to wish me despite being in an exam season now. All in all, it was a great and enjoyable day! Contained both studying and entertaining elements in it. =)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

22nd Birthday~!

On the first few (or negative) minutes of my birthday. Well, Yvonne first wished me at 11pm (+0800hrs) cause it was 1am in her timezone.. lol.. so, there's my early birthday wish.

Then, right when it was going to be midnight, my gf so funny... asked me to go meet her without telling me where we're going.. So, i went down my block, and found her in the tv lounge... sitting in the dark. Curious to what she was up to, i went inside.. only to find out that she's trying to make the lighter work to light up a candle attached to a small cake. hahaha... Then she was so paiseh cause she didn't know how to use the lighter (the flame from the lighter was too small)
Anyhow, celebrated my birthday with just the both of us... with her singing a birthday song to me all by herself.. haha...

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And to some other silly things that she did was.... I called her earlier to ask her where she was going, and told me that she's going to Canteen A (walking distance), at first, i bought it until i heard the EZ Link tapping sound and the door of the SBS bus closing. I told her that i heard them and she insisted that i was just imagining stuff... lolz..

Second silly thing was... she bought an ice cream cake from Jurong Point at 830pm, but she had a Buddhist Society Exam Supper at Canteen A right after that. So, the ice cream lasted without the fridge for more than 3 hours and by the time it reached me... the inside was a bit liquidy and the crust kind of cracked abit... lol...

Despite all these, it's the thought that counts... Sometimes, when silly things happen, it's quite funny also.. haha... Funny and sweet... =)

Still didn't have plans for my actual birthday. Think prolly will just study half day and go out with gf the other half.. lolz.. Guess there's no big bday celebration this year.. ^-^


Friday, October 26, 2007

My self-made meal

When people cook their own meals, it may be pasta (spaghetti), rice with dishes and noodles.
Well, I'm more of a lazy person and all i do is make my own sandwhich toast!

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My 'kitchen'

I shall call it the Ham Sandwich Toast with cheese, ketchup and mayo (additional cheese topping may be included)

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Sometimes, I'll have yoghurt drink and some fruits to go along with it. Oh, btw, the cheese topping would be adding a slice of cheese at the top (in addition to the cheese inside it). lolz

This is so fattening and unhealthy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Exam Welfare Package~!

Towards the end of each semester, it'll be the time for mugging, people camping in libraries, people eating too much cause they are stressed out from studying..

But one thing that i actually enjoy is the EXAM WELFARE PACKAGE~!!
Let me give you a look at how NTU takes care of their student's welfare.

For my school of EEE, they are giving away free McSpicy during lunch time~!!

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Also, my hall, Hall 13's welfare and bizmag actually did a very great job with this year's Exam Welfare Package~!
They gave out free KFCs which consists of a piece chicken and a burger, and a goodie bag filled with good stuff~!!

Contents in the Goodie Bag!!

Hall 13 Exam Welfare Goodie Bag
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The package~!
Hall 13 Exam Welfare
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Guess, there's another list as to why it's great to be a university student~! hehz..

ps: I now have a flickr pro account~!!! Thanks to yahoo, i've migrated my Yahoo! Photos to Flickr and they are giving me a pro account until 24th Jan 2008. But still, it's a pro account~! haha.. a bit psyched up now.. lolz Guess there's not gonna be any studying tonight

Sunday, October 21, 2007


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now we know why kiwi birds are extinct~!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Things that I'll miss as a university student

When we've reached a certain age, we tend to reminisce on our past. Things that we took for granted, things that we miss doing. Like when we're studying abroad, we'll miss our high school and primary school days. Stuff like that.

Hence, to better appreciate and to remind myself that being a student is FUN!, I decided to blog this as to why being a student is the greatest! (As compared to working life).

List of things that I'll miss having as a university student

1. to be able to sleep till whenever you like
2. to be able to download movies at LAN speed and the latest episodes right on your harddisk within few hours
3. to be able to skip lectures
4. to be able to watch lecture recordings (can pause it when you're bored, rewind when you've missed a point or fast forward when it's useless)
5. to be able to wake up only to realize that you're late for class, and you can just skip it
6. no need to worry so much about financial issues like car loans, house loans, etc.
7. cheap canteen food at just $2 a meal
8. can wake up at 800 for a 830 class and still able to reach there early
9. free shuttle bus service
10. your friend's room is just a few minutes away
11. can online 24/7 without to worry about utility bills
12. canteen is just 1-2 minutes walk away
13. able to play LAN games!
14. can copy and paste (smartly) sample lab reports from senior
15. can still join ECAs and learn certain skills at a minimal fee. (dance, yoga, taekwando, etc)
16. free gym, free swimming pool, free usage of sports facilities (fine... it's actually part of the tuition fee)
17. free acess to online library catalogues, research papers.
18. can borrow novels for free from library!
19. washing machine is free of charge
20. hot water in the pantry, hot shower
21. can go to the library with your friends to study from morning till midnight, and have breakfast, lunch, coffee break, dinner, supper in between
22. student privileges (movie tickets, computer deals, student mobile plans, concession cards)
23. chatting on msn with delicia!! [posted by delicia]
24. If your gf/bf is also staying in the hostels, they're so close you can visit them (almost) anytime you want!! [posted by sek hee]
25. f ur roommate happens to be hot... y'know, time to experiment with yourselves and all that... XD [posted by sek hee]
26. To have someone like me who will always nag + complaint about the tidiness of ur room and ur laziness. Hoho~ Luckily i still got one sem to do so...Blek =p [posted by su ping]

Lazy to think of anything else. Feel free to add more in 'comments'


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sourcing for Industrial Attachment

(Industrial Attachment) IA is just basically internship for the engineering course in NTU. It lasts for 22 weeks and has pay ranges from SGD$500 to SGD$1600 with an average of $800

We're supposed to source out companies via our university where they provide us a list of companies that are interested in us, and we pick and choose which companies we would want to work in. There are interviewing companies and non-interviewing companies. However, you can only choose one interviewing company and the rest will be non-interviewing ones

As for me, my choice of company is Agilent Technologies. It wasn't really my first choice as my initial choice was Motorola but somehow, somewhere... over the last minute, i've changed it to Agilent Technologies and it was to my personal satisfaction; I think it is good.

Hence, I went for my first interview on 2nd Oct. It was an informal kind of interview where the members of the project came to interview me. It was as if, they didn't really know what to do with me. So, I thought, IA interviews are more relaxed and less stressful.

However, over the next few days, they contacted me again to go for a 2nd interview on the following Monday! This time, I'll be interviewed by the manager of the project.. By the way, did I mention that the company is in Yishun? It's about 75minutes traveling time. Anyhow, was kind of nervous for the 2nd interview. It turns out, it wasn't that bad at all! I got to understand the jobscope better! After the interview, I decided to skip my classes and went to look for siah for lunch over at her office. Didn't want to purposely come out to town just for the interview!

Then on Thursday, they called me up again. This time, they told me that I got the internship! Asked me whether I have 2nd thoughts to work in their company anot. haha...
Oh well, in short.... it was good news. Managed to get my internship and will be starting work beginning of January!


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Tagged by Elaynne

I was "happily" watching my online lecture recording when Miss Elaine Lee Xiao Yin msg-ed me in msn and told me that I was tagged!
At first, i thought it was the "facebook" kind of tag where you appear in other ppl's photo and someone else recognize your face and decides to tag you. But no! It's a "blog" kind of tag and it's my first time encountering this (yeah, i'm not so much of a blog enthusiast) So, decided to play along! I like to answer mind-boggling and life-questions, by the way.

So, here goes...

Elaine's Q: You feel that you have finally found someone that you would actually consider having a future with, this is your chance!! But your afraid that you might be wrong about it. What would you do?

So, if I really start a relationship with that person and in the worst case scenario, I break her heart, or she breaks mine. Especially if we're currently best friends and doing so may end up losing the best friend you will ever have! If I start a relationship, I will risk of losing her if everything turns bad. If i don't, she'll be my friend FOREVER! But trust me, even friends don't last forever... Well, I think problem with guys is that they tend to think of all the negative outcomes first..

What's life without risk! My answer: I'd go for it! Even if it may end badly, I'll make the journey to be as memorable as possible. After all, it's better to love and lost than to never love at all. In addition, if I didn't try, I may end up thinking "if only I started with that girl, how would my life go?" and my life will have more of the "what ifs" and probably more regrets.

So, that's the end of it.
Oh, and there's a rule to tis game:
The instruction was :
*quote* I'll tag you a question which you'll answer on your blog, and then you create your own uestion and tag it on to someone else. *unquote*

But what the heck, rules are meant to be broken. I don't even know who reads my blog for a start. I'll probably leave it to some other time, when I really need a question answered.