Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bombardment? NOT!

So...I went to see my lecturer with the rest of the group members to get back our assignment today.
We went at about 10am sharp and thanks to the big guy, A, whom purposely opened and peeped into our lecturer's room (which was then still filled with other students facing the same torment) in order to get noticed.
Indeed he did a great job. WAHHAAH.
The students then came out from his room looking like they have just been shot buy a machine gun, one of them being a member of my another assignment group.
I was coughing due to my nervousness and my head spun so bad due to being sleep deprived I thought I was going to die though I was already told about our marks by other friends.

So, we went in and our assignment was on top of the rest.
I saw the 11/12 being slashed and a 10/12 right beside it.
My heart sank when I knew he deducted our marks, without even listening to our explanations.
Then he said, "Let me reply this email for a while."
So I was like, "Okay...u better make this quick cos my heart will just jump out without a notice and I'll be dead by then." Obviously I said this in my heart-lah.

Then, he faced us and took a look at our assignment.
First word : Good
Second word : Good
Third word : Of some praises alike and all.
I was a lil relieved knowing he sounded satisfied with our work.
Then he went on asking us some random but not pointless questions.
He was pretty friendly and gave us some advices on how we could have improved our assignments.
I must admit he has really high expectations on his students.
But I thank God because I did not choose the material which he has been or still doing research on.
If not, an even worse scenario would have happened!
Hahaha.

We left the room a while after LCC came knocking on the door.
I was more calmed then eventhough he added only 0.5 in the end.

Then, both CLs went to have roti planta for breakfast! Perhaps to celebrate?
Hahah. No-lah. We just happened to crave for the same thing at that very-rare-few-times-when-our-minds-actually-cross-each-other's time.
I'm glad we managed to put behind each other's misunderstandings throughout the making of the assignment.
Thank you, you!!

I'm also glad we did well in this assignment though it's only 5 marks in total.
Because it simply shows hard work does pay off.
Just a random reminder, there's no shortcut to success. :)
*Even when I cheat during quizzes, something bad will always happen after that.
HAHAHAHAHA. Serve me right la hor.


*Disclaimer : If you feel that I'm showing off my semicond assignment marks to the rest of the world to read and know about it, come on. Please bear in mind that this is MY BLOG. A place I where I'm obviously allowed to rant and ramble without having to ask anyone's consent. If you still find it offensive and decided to judge me because of this, please do not bother to read my blog anymore. Because it's simply not meant for ppl like you. :)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

LitleGras Concert 2009

FINALLY! LitleGras Concert is done!
Though my duty was very simple and easy, but I still MANAGE to do a stupid mistake.
Well, I should have told my leader that I don't do spontaneous acts. HAHA.
So, yea I escorted the VIP to the stage and I came down before he did.
I know, that's like OMG like gazillion times.
I don't think anybody sees it as a mistake but for me, I couldn't get through my conscience.
Sigh..

But I didn't do it on purpose ok!
It was simply because I wasn't told that the VIP would be involved in the chime thing for the opening ceremony (yea, it was the OPENING CEREMONY only).
Such a blooper! URGH.
Luckily didn't kena scolding from CL (my leader happened to have the same initial, too!)

Anyways, in my own opinion, the concert was kinda good.
I couldn't really make a comparison because I haven't been to one before.
It's an annual thing, and this year, I'm glad I got the chance to be involved. :)
My favourite performances of the night would be:
1) Ah Ji's (both songs)
2) CH's solo saxophone performance
3) Some 1st year guy's performance. I forgot which song he sang but I know I was tapping my feet along! Hehe.

I wished I was wearing my specs then I would have been able to recognise him. Worst, I got the seat right behind the VIP. Could it be any better??! Yes, if I was wearing my specs. :S

And I also secretly wished I could play the drum suddenly. I guess it's not much of a secret d now, heh? :P

Btw, I did not mean that the rest of the performances weren't good, I'm just saying that these are the ones I like the most.
So, no offense to the other performers. All of you did a really great job!!
Because if it wasn't because of you guys, there won't be a concert!
I'm really amazed by the students here.
They play, they sing, they dance and the best is, they COMPOSE!
Yup, all the songs performed that night were composed by our very talented friends, juniors and seniors.
RESPECTO!

I even managed to widen my circle of friends!
Though most of them are juniors (because it's kinda late for me to join as member rather than being a leader) but I had fun mingling with them!
They were all very friendly and I'm glad we're friends. :)

The down side of the day would be me forgetting to bring along any camera.
ZERO photos to be uploaded.
ARRGGHH! How could I, right?
I did take a pic using CH's hp but didn't get it bluetoothed to me though.
Someday I will...when the word procrastination doesn't exist in the dic.



There you go! The amazing saxophonist and I!

*Let me go check if the word procrastination does exist in my dictionary. :D


Went to have supper with Ivan, Fergie and HF after that. Crapped the whole supper session.
Goodness.

Nites! 114



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Count Down Starts Now!



I'M OFFICIALLY 115 DAYS AWAY!!

*heart beats a lil fast now*

WOOT WOOT!


:))))))

ps: Been really busy with revisions, assignments and lab reports.

And please, please wish me luck for I'll be retrieving my assignment very soon from my lecturer. Soon. ARRGGGHH!!







Sunday, February 22, 2009

MM Mascara



Came back to uni with cousin yesterday night.
Sigh. It's not even a day after purchasing the MM mascara, we already have to part ways. :(

Anyways, I managed to use it once before I left that poor thing alone without its owner back at home.
My first impression after applying it was, cakey!
I thought it'd be much easier to apply it but no!
My lashes clump together though I tried combing them properly.
But when it dries up, it got better.
I wanted to get the lash expander, but I ended up buying a different one. :(
The sales girl said lash expander is sold out.

However, this MM mascara's plus point for me would be it's ability to hold the curl for really long hours!
I wore it from noon and only started to clear it off 12 hours later.
HAHA.
Completely no worries about smudging even during the long hours of wearing it.



On the other hand....
you will find it so damn difficult to remove the mascara.
You'll probably have to risk losing a few lashes!! :(
Already so short some more had to reduce its volume??!!

I used to be a hard core fan of Maybelline's mascara till MM caught my attention.
It's pretty darn expensive for a student like me, but heck, it's sponsored. :)
Well, it could be. :)

Nonetheless, I'm quite satisfied with MM Mascara.
I'd give it 3.5 outta 5 stars!

I have so many pending assignments and a report to do!!
Sigh. Uni life is really taking its toll on me.

Adios.




Saturday, February 21, 2009

Shopping = Stress Remedy

Went shopping today!! FINALLY!!~ (if you get what I mean :))
This is the result :



I'M NOT A BIG SPENDER, I'M NOT A BIG SPENDER, I'M NOT A BIG SPENDER.
*pls keep chanting that together with me. I need help!* :D

I did buy a couple more things but I think these are the essentials for my coming event this Saturday!
Probably some of you would have already known what I'll be up to on that day! :)
Can't wait to eat, mingle and SNAP! YESH! Snapping is important when you're into blogging.
What's more, memories stay alive in photos, right?

I cannot believe I spent a freakin' MYR 45.90 for the mascara.
But hey, KOKD, I'm glad you'll be coming back for the mascara. HAHAHAHA.
The rest are quite reasonably priced.
It's gonna be my first time not showing off my legs for a formal function.
So, please go easy with me on this. Hehe.
Erm. But I do hope you didn't get it the wrong way.
I mean, stockings??! I used to go like, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? when I saw the lil' girls walking around in them, of multiple colors some more.
Then Babe would go, "La~la~la~la~la~la~........." HHEHEHEHEHE.
Then I would smack him for being so cruel on the outside while I'm the cruel one in the inside.
HAHAHAH.

But after I started watching Gossip Girls, I began to feel like I need to have a wardrobe makeover session or some sort.
Man, you should see the variety of stockings they wore in the series!!
Even when they go to high school!
How I wish I wasn't exposed to this at this stage of my life.
Sounds as though I'm in the middle age or something. Haha.

Anyways, I couldn't find a suitable lip gloss to go with the things I bought today.
Either the colors were too old-looking or they're absurdly priced.
Hmm. I was really stressed last week (you can simply judge it by my previous two posts) so shopping is always my best remedy for stress.
Shoo! away stress by shopping!! *yayy*

Happy blogging, BLOGGERS!

XOXO.
CL

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bleh.

I guess I still can't accept that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.


Don't bother to call. Or msg or whatever.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I was blinded and now I don't know what to believe anymore.

The Fateful Day

Bicycle Pictures, Images and Photos

I had a bicycle accident while cycling back from the library today.
With no one else but myself.
Sad, right?
No serious injuries but I did get some scratches on my knuckles which hurts a little every now and then. :((

That wasn't the worst part.
The reason why I got this minor injury is because I was cycling at the corridor (which I wasn't supposed to) because the weather was practically burning my skin.
There were banners along the corridor but at that time, the wind was blowing quite strong and the banner was flying everywhere, blocking my way.
And, there was another fellow riding towards me.
I wanted to let him pass on my right side so I tried to cycle as fast as possible when the wind has calmed to avoid any mishap.
Apparently, I am a slow cyclist. :((

The wind blew the banner and I was kinda shocked and too late to avoid the banner.
It hit my face a little and my bicycle was out of control because I couldn't see for one millisecond.
THANK GOD I didn't fall off the bicycle.
In that split second, I didn't know what to do but to think that it was so embarrassing to let him see me in that position.
So, I don't know why but I just gave him a big grin suddenly as if it was very funny to get hit by the banner. XP

Grin Pictures, Images and Photos

He did smile back (more like giggling to himself) and I sped off after that.
SO HUMILIATING ALRIGHT!!

I hope I'll never meet him again!! Eeeeeeeeeeeee.
Even if I do, I hope he loses his memory on what happened today!
HAHHA.

Anyways,
I came back and continued this :

Bedtime Stories Pictures, Images and Photos

Funny movie again by one of my all time favorite comedians, ADAM SANDLER!!
He can never fail to make me laugh in all of his movies!
And whoever says Jim Carrey is the funniest man on earth, THINK AGAIN!
I'm a fan of the latter too but not as much as this guy here! Hehehe.
I keep on forgetting the name of the other silly/disgusting/pathetically funny comedian who appears quite often with Adam Sandler.
*Just found out his name from Google : Rob Shneider!

In my opinion, Jim Carrey makes people laugh through his actions which is quite superficial at times.

jim carrey Pictures, Images and Photos

But I do love his silly actions. Hehehe.

However, I find Adam Sandler is rather genuine in his actions and somehow he can make me laugh just by looking at him!

I'm not gonna talk about Rob Shneider here because I think he's very disgusting!
The roles he plays all this while make me feel disgusted more than anything else.
Have you seen him in "The Hot Chick" and "The Animal"?
Hmm. No comment.
But still quite funny though. :)

I don't feel like summarizing the movie but I can tell you those two little kids are soooooooooo adorable!!
Bobby and Patrick!

Go watch!
*I don't think they still have it in the cinemas though. :)

ps: You can still ask from me if you want a copy of Bedtime Stories but be quick because I'll usually delete it a few weeks after I watched the movie. :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Genting Day 2


It's Day 2! It's Valentine's Day!
Woke up at 0830 hoping to visit the beautiful garden as told by PS.
Five of us (while the rest were still asleep like lil' piggies :] ) walked around the nearby area to search for it.
But sigh..all we saw was some lame garden with flowers that looked like they're almost gonna die anytime soon.
Feeling rather disappointed, I suggested my hobby to them instead : Photography! (to make it sound more professional)
Hehehe.

And if you'd have noticed, I couldn't really smile properly in the following few pics because it was Valentine's Day.
As if it's not bad enough that I don't have my bf to accompany me on that day, the couples in Genting have to be so lovey-dovey, holding hands and flowers and stuffed toys and chocs and whatever-it-doesn't-matter-anymore-cos-i-was-so-sad things.
SIGH. I'm not blaming them la. I would have done the same too if Babe was with me.
But it's really heart breaking to see them together wearing couple Tees and all....
I could only hope for dreams that won't come true in the near future. :(



Still cannot smile.

Anyways, since it's CL's (another CL but she's ACL) birthday, (she turned 22 on V' Day!) we decided to have our lunch at Pizza Hut before boarding the bus back to Penang.
I hope she did enjoy herself though we didn't do anything much but hey, going all the way to Genting to celebrate her birthday is at least SOMETHING, right?
Hahah.

To ACL,
"Happy Birthday to you! I hope you enjoyed yourself in Genting though you missed the Space Shot because of the rain. But at least this time around, you got to enter the CASINO for the time!! Hehehe. May all your dreams come true!! :))"




Took the bus back at 15oo on Saturday but reached the Prangin Bus Terminal at??

A FREAKIN' 2330!!!!!!

Imagine how long I was in the bus, thanks to the hoo-hahs in Perak state now, a few roads were blocked since last 2 weeks.
In the end, the bus driver had to take another route which was so far and thank goodness for a person who has very super low tolerance on long bus trip, I could still survive. :)

So, that was the end of our Genting trip. We had fun though the rain ruined quite a lil of our day but it's ok!

ps: We got this humongous Karaoke room to ourselves! *grins* Look at the size of the screen!




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I know my birthday is long gone but I just thought of sharing the sweetness of Babe and what he did for my birthday! :)

Received it on the 10th of February, though it was a lil' late but it's the heart that counts, no?
Was so excited when mom passed it to me!! Heheheh.








Too bad I can't show the content of the card because I'm afraid most of you will be too shocked of the geli-ness of the content. HAHAHAH.

I'm just kidding.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!


Yet another Valentine's Day without him.
According to him, it's the 4th V Day in a row we failed to celebrate together.
I have to admit. I've lost count.
I didn't mean it the bad way, but V Day has been just another lame normal day for me throughout these years.
Read this : ESCAPE (to save me from repeating)

As a typical girl, obviously I want this day to be a special one where I can celebrate it with him.
But it seems that it has been impossible for the past 4 years.
Nevertheless, to me, V Day is just V Day.
It doesn't really mean anything to me besides a card and a phone call.
But I still appreciate the effort he puts in for this day from thousands of miles away.
Like they say, it shouldn't be the only day you show your love to your loved ones by buying flowers or chocs, etc.
If you truly love someone, you should be doing it more often than just on V Day alone to show how much you love her.

Anyways, I'm not gonna continue emo-ing now because I celebrated (oh well, sort of) V Day in a whole new way!
Like I mentioned in my earlier post, my coursemates and I went to Genting on last Thursday!



We took the night bus from Jawi Toll at midnight and reached Genting at about 5am.
It was damn cold, I was practically stuttering every single word that came from my mouth.


Very few people were in sight, we headed to the lobby and MC and ST queued up to get the number for us to check-in.
Surprisingly, we were at No. 188, despite how early it was but I see that number as a good omen. :))



While waiting for the counters to open, we went to McD in the First World Plaza to savour some breakfast before kicking off our day with fun-filled activities!!



Already felt the adrenaline rush in McD at 6am. :)


Dawn in Genting with the Outdoor Theme Park as background.
Pardon my silhouette. Was it even mine???

Anyways, we hung around at the plaza and snapped pics while waiting for the ticketing counter to open and out of sudden, people started crowding at the counter and some brainless people do not seem to know how to wait in queue and started pushing like useless craps.

Immediately after getting our wrist band, we went on the rides, of course!
Started with the Venetian inspired ride. HAr HAr.

I must say this fellow scares me most of the time.


Next was the indoor roller coaster which I've forgotten what it's called.
So lame and slow, I shouted for the sake of having fun since it was my first "roller coaster" ride of the day.


Then we continued with some bumper cars and flying Jumbos (forgotten it's name as well) which I think was meant for lil kids (heheh) before going for the ultimate ride : Corkscrew.



I did not even scream at all when I was on the corkscrew mainly because I was busy searching for the camera so that my pic will turn out nice...but to no avail. :(( So yea, I was vaining as usual. Hehe.
So in the end, I didn't manage to show the perfect pose for the camera.
It was so fast and I was trying to keep my heart from falling off my chest.

Next up was the fun-kart!
Picture taken before the lady gave us a talk on the safety precautions and bla-bla-bla.


And one stupid fellow over took me so dangerously when I was driving. Felt like making him *bangbang* at that time. Urgh! :P

Thanks to the corkscrew and jumbos, I was already feeling a lil unwell and plus the kart-riding, I felt like a dead fish.
But I promised myself, I must always take a ride on this whenever I come to Genting :



and so I did.
It was totally AWESOME!!!!!!
Because a few of us decided not to try the Space Shot, we split as we got onto the machine.
ST went up with me but we settled at a different row of seats.
I was seated beside a couple and when I felt like I was falling in the speed of light, the two beside were as quiet as a mouse.
I screamed my lungs out and felt real silly after because I think they must be laughing at my reactions. Sigh.
BUT IT WAS REALLLLLLLY FUN!

Then I spotted a new (maybe not that new anymore) temptation at the outdoor theme park : Beryl's Chocolate Wonderland!


I felt like a kid once I stepped into the 'wonderland' because the decorations were really pleasing to the eyes and so were the colors!! Look at the pics!!
I couldn't help but to keep snapping and snapping because I felt so relaxed though the music played was all the latest RnB type. Hmmm.
And I think I heard the word "fcuk" in one of the songs played. Hmmm again.
So much for trying to attract the kids with the colors and chocolates.


All of us pampered ourselves with tonnes of chocolates!


What's with me and UK? Hmmm.

Coincidentally, Beryl's was having some Valentine's Day contest that day. Customers are entitled to a free photography service for the contest upon purchase of any of Beryl's chocolates and it was only for couples.
So, I went up to the man in suit who was in charge of the contest and asked him if we could enter the contest (actually I only wanted the free photography service) and he told us it's only for COUPLES.


Spot the guy.


I told him we have 5 couples here! And he was reluctant to let us enter at first. Hahah.
Then to prove that he shouldn't discriminate female 'couples' like us, I continued by saying that there's no rule saying that couples have to be of different genders. HAHAHA.
In the end, he said OK and we walked away!
Why?
Because we must purchase the printed photos for MYR5 after the picture was taken. =.="
Hmm. Effort wasted nia. HAHHA.

Happy and satisfied Beryl's Chocs customers!


Posing on the merry go round.

I don't know why but I have this phobia of getting into rides that spin. Eg: Merry-Go-Round, Ferris Wheel etc.

As my friends were about to go on the swinging ship (which I've also forgotten its name), it started pouring. :(


The day on the outdoor ended thanks to the rain so we went back into the plaza instead.
As the night approaches, the girls decided to spend some time singing at the karaoke.
We had our dinner there and dang, I forgot to take pics of our dinner. :(



At the entrance of the karaoke place.

Sang our hearts out though they don't really have the kind of songs I love but I guess I can make do with M2M, Westlife, Jordin Sparks' etc. :)

TO BE CONTINUED....


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Genting, Here I Come!




I'M OFF TO GENTING AND WILL BE BACK THIS SATURDAY!!!!


TILL THEN, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, Y'ALL!!

TATA!

ps: Will try to take as many pics as possible!! :)))



I somehow find this pic kinda nice...so yea, bear with my insanity. *smiles*



Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm Proud To Be A Hokkien Lang!

Serena recently sent me this forwarded email which I find rather interesting.
Do read this article below before you continue to hear my rambling. :)

Ancient Imperial Language of China – 2,000 Years Ago

How Did it Sound Like? (
Mind you, it's no way similar to Mandarin)
Has this Ancient Language Survived?
Who Speaks it Today?

You'll be Surprised. You have heard it. You, your parents, or grandparents may still be speaking this ancient, archaic language!

Yes, it's HOKKIEN (Fujian/Minnan Hua)

Hokkien is:

1. The surviving language of the
Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), China 's Golden Age of Culture.
Note:
The Hokkien we hear today may have "evolved" from its original form 2,000 years ago, but it still retains the main elements of the Tang Dynasty Language.

2. Hokkiens are the surviving descendants of the Tang Dynasty -- When the Tang Dynasty collapsed, the people of the Tang Dynasty fled South and sought refuge in the Hokkien ( Fujian ) province. Hence, Hokkien called themselves
Tng-lang (
Tang Ren or People of the Tang Dynasty) instead of Hua Lang (Hua Ren).

3. Hokkien has 8 tones instead of Mandarin's 4. Linguists claim that ancient languages tend to have more complex tones.

4. Hokkien retains the ancient Chinese pronunciation of "K-sounding" endings (for instance, Ha
k Seng (student),
Tua O
k (university), Thak Chek (read a book/study) -- the "k" sounding ending is not found in Mandarin.

5. The collection of the famous "Three Hundred Tang Dynasty Poems" sound better when recited in Hokkien/Teochew if compared to Mandarin.

6. Consider this for a moment: Today, the Hokkien Nam Yim ochestral performance still has its roots in ancient Tang dynasty music. Here's the proof: The formation of today Nam Yim ensemble is typically seen in ancient Tang dynasty paintings of musicians.


More Astonishingly:

Although not genetically-related, Hokkiens, Koreans and Japanese share many similar words (which are different from Mandarin).

That's because Hokkien was the official language of the powerful Tang Dynasty whose influence and language spread to Japan and Korea (just like Latin – where many words were borrowed by the English, French, Italian, etc). Here are just a few words in Hokkien, Japanese & Korean for your comparison:



Hokkien


Korean

Japanese

Sin Boon (news)

Sin Mun

Shinbun - newspaper

Cheng Hu (government)

Chong Bu


Pang (room)

Pang


Chhia (car/vehicle)

Ch'a


Mui/M'ng (door)

Mun


P'hio (ticket)

P'yo


Eng Wan (eternal)

Yong Won


Chaek (book)

Ch'ae


Ki (flag)


Ki

Ki

Kang (river)

Gang/kang


Poh Hiam (insurance)

Poh Ham


Sio Sim (caution)

Cho sim


Mo Kui (demon)

Ma gui


Cham (attend/join/mix)

Ch'am sok


Kantan (simple)

Gan Dan


Sin Sei Kai (new world)

Shin Sae Gae


Kok Ka (nation)

Kuk Kka


Hya (elder brother)

Hyaeng


Choon Pi (prepare)

Jun Bi


Si Kan (time)

Si Kan


Kam tong (emotion, feeling)

Kam Jong

Kanjoo

Kamsia (gratitude, thanks)

Kam Sa

Kansha

Keat Hoon (marriage)

Kyol Hon

Kekkon

Oon Tong (exercise)

Un Dong

Undoo

Tua Ok (university)

Tae Hak

Daigaku

Aun Chuan (safety)

An Jon

An Zen


Mua Chiok(satisfaction)

Man Jok

Manzoku

Ai Lang (lover)

Ae In

Aijin

Seng Kong (success)

Song Kong

Seikoo

Chhiu Sat (suicide)

Cha sal

Jisatsu

Pu Do (grapes)

P'o d'o

Budoo

Chin Por (progress)

Chin bo

Shinpo


To all 49 Million Hokkien Speakers:

Be Proud of Your Ancient Hokkien Heritage & Language! Speak it Loud and Clear. Teach Your Future Generation this Imperial Language, Less it Fades Away.

Be Proud Children of the Tang Emperors.


To all Mandarin-speaking friends out there -- do not look down on your other Chinese friends who do not speak Mandarin – whom you guys fondly refer to as "Bananas". In fact, they are speaking a language which is much more ancient & linguistically complicated than Mandarin.

Keep in mind that Mandarin is just:

1. A Northern Chinese dialect (heavily influenced by non Han Chinese) that was elevated to the status of National Language by Sun Yat Sen for the sake of China 's national unity.

2. Mandarin was never spoken by your proud, imperial Tang Dynasty ancestors. It was probably spoken by the Northern (Non-Han) Jurchen, Mongols and Manchu minority.
Start speaking the language of your ancestors today.

Oh well, I guess most of you would have already known what I'm about to talk about in this post.
But first, I'd like to admit that I'm an English educated girl with very limited Chinese/Mandarin knowledge.

I do speak my native language which is Hokkien, with my family and friends every now and then.
At times, some of my friends who know that I hardly speak Mandarin, will tend to converse in Hokkien when I'm around.
Isn't that very thoughtful of them? :)

However, I encountered this situation where I was in a group with everybody else who speaks Mandarin except for me and we were working on the same project.
So, what happened was they were discussing something so intensely in Mandarin and I was in a position where I felt like telling them right on their face and go, "Hello, I'm still here and I'm part of the group. Do you mind speaking in a language which everybody understands?"

It's really devastating to see how those Chinese educated people often stereotype people like me, who speak mostly in English and could not totally understand the Mandarin words they were saying.
In the end, they finally gave in and started to talk in English instead. :)

I know some of my friends feel inferior when they have to speak in English especially to those like me, but I still think it's one of the most effective ways to improve one's English.
Because it doesn't matter whether you speak good or bad English, soon enough you'll be conversing in English as fluent as those in the western countries!

And I know it goes vice versa as well.
As for me, I took the initiative to learn Mandarin during my first year of uni and I think it did help me, though not a lot because I have some Mandarin basics back when I was in primary.

However, since most of friends are from Penang, if not Kedah and they understand Hokkien, so I tend to speak in Hokkien without thinking of trying to improve my Mandarin.
I know it's bad...but actually, to be frank, my English has been deteriorating ever since I came to uni because I've been speaking Hokkien more than English and obviously Mandarin as well.
I will be taking English class (University level, mind you) next year, so I wouldn't want my English to be of a lower level than it should be.
That's why I need to practice more in English than Mandarin. :)

Hence, you see this blog is updated very often because it's one of my ways to hinder my English from worsening.

Suddenly, I feel so proud to be a Hokkien lang. :)

ps: Attached in the email, for more information about Hokkien, you might wanna visit:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tagged by Jamie!

Starting time: 1301

Name: CL

Nick: Curry, Chilli, Ah Teh, CL Teh

Sisters: One elder sis.

Brothers: One elder bro. I'm the youngest! :PPP

Shoe size: 6

Height: 1.55m.

Where do you live?: In a lil small island which is quite polluted and noisy but has lots of good food, PENANG!

Have you ever...

Been on a plane: Yes. A couple of times.

Swam in the ocean: I can't even swim well in the pool! :P

Fallen asleep at school: Definitely. HAHA.

Broken someone's heart?: I think I did but trying not to now.. :)

Fell off your chair?: Not that I can think of any.

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: Occasionally, yes. :)

Saved emails: DUHHHHHHH.

What is your room like?: Kinda spacious for two people to sleep in but it's very messy considering both are also girls who treat shopping as one of their hobbies and we end up not having enough space to store our stuffs. =P

What's right beside you: Educational stuffs, keys, water bottle, calendar, post-it notes, stationeries

What is the last thing you ate: Rice and some local dishes.

Ever had ...

Chicken pox?: Yes.

Sore throat: DUHHHHHHHHH.

Broken nose: Nope. Wouldn't want that to happen in my entire life time!

Do you...

Believe in love at first sight?: Nope. Unless it includes things like shoes, clothes and anything that doesn't breathe.

Like picnic?: Tried before when I was in the primary. Kinda torturing at that time. But I'd like to have it at a place with beautiful green scenery like those in New Zealand.

Who was/were the last person...

You danced with: Myself!! I dance with myself a lot. HAHAHA.

Last made you smile: A friend. :)

You last yelled at: Erm..can't remember. Babe, maybe? Heheheh.

Today, did you...

Talk to someone you like: Yeah, before I slept last night which was after midnight d so considered as today la yea. :)

Kiss anyone: I wish I could... :((

Get sick: Hmm...a lil runny nose.

Talk to an ex: Nope.

Miss someone: Obviously. It's like a daily routine to me anyway. HAHAHHA.

Who do you really hate?: Really? No one.

Do you like your handwriting?: I do! Only when I stop writing for 1 week (eg: after CNY week), I really disgust my handwriting then.

Are your toe nails painted: Yup.

What color shirt are you wearing now: PDI beige, same as the red PDI shirt Babe's wearing in the pic I posted 3 days ago! :)

Are you a friendly person: Only when you get to know me. But that actually means I'm not friendly la hor? HAHA.

Do you have any pets: I wish I could have a cute puppy...

Do you sleep with the tv/laptop on: Only when I'm really tired because I dislike wasting electricity.

What are you doing right now?: WTF.

Can you handle the truth: I take time to digest it once I'm told. But to handle, it's a lil difficult at times.

Are you closer to your mother or father?: Mummy dearestttt!

Do you eat healthily?: Seldom. (Babe, don't kill me for this. HAHAHAHa)

Do you still have pictures of you and your ex?: Never taken before also! Haha. THANK GOD! Even if I do, that was before he was my ex.

If you're having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to?: Babe or blog.

Are you loud or quiet mostly?: I'm quiet when I'm supposed to and loud when I'm with my close friends. I get excited easily you see. :D

Are you confident?: Trying to build more.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:

1. Day dreaming of entering SGGS because the students from my primary were frequently brain washed by the teachers.
2. Lots of sports.
3. Scheming my way to be the best student of the year. HAHAHA.
4. Always tried to win medals for the Yellow team but somehow it still came last :((
5. Write letters to my Kakak or Adik Angkat-s. HAHAA. So many till lost count. omg I cannot believe I was so into that when I was 12!!

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire

1. I'll make sure everybody I know is not suffering from any financial difficulties.
2. Buy lots and lots of propertiess!!
3. I will bribe the gov*rnm*nt and make them change the way they are leading the country since they like money so much. HAHAHA. Or else I'll change them myself. HAHAHAHA.
4. Grow more money on trees.
5. Migrate maybe.

5 bad habits of mine

1. I get miffed pretty easily.
2. I like to spend when I'm feeling low.
3. I don't like to spend money which is not mine unless I really have no choice.
4. I think my life is all about money now. AHAHAHAH.
5. I take time to prettify myself. HAHAHA. Sorry la, I'm chabor ma.


5 places I've lived/living

1. Georgetown
2. Jelutong
3. Butterworth
4. Bayan Lepas
5. Sunway

ps: Will be blogging like usual again tomorrow. Wish me luck for my semiconductor test k!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

5th Anniversary!



This was supposed to be written on 24th January, which was our Anniversary date.
Having caught up with a lot of homeworks and assignments, I had to postpone the entry till today. =P




As most of you have already known, this year is my 5th anniversary with Babe.
So many things we've been through since 2004, be it good or bad, we learn our mistakes and we treasure the best moments we had together.




This is not the first time Babe and I couldn't celebrate this day together.
It's not easy, to have to bear with the emotions when someone you love is so far away.
Though we're both separated physically for now, but I know deep down inside, we are already one.





To Babe,
Thank you for showering me with your unconditional love.
Years have passed but I can't help but to feel that strong feeling I still have for you.
Whenever I'm sad, you will somehow find a way to put back the smile on my face.
You never complained and always put up with my stunt and childish acts.
Whenever we're together, I feel like the world seems to only revolve around us.
When you hold my hand, it feels as though I have somebody to protect me from harm.
I'm sorry for all the hurtful things I've said and done. But I know you'll always forgive me because you love me.



Thanks for all the wonderful memories we've built together.
I know it's not easy to have such a demanding GF like me, but hey, YOU DID VERY WELL!!
HAHAHA.
I miss you.
I missed the times we were together, doing silly things and keep hitting each other's tooth when we tickled each other.
I missed the look on your face when you whispered that three words to me.
I missed the way you laughed at my not-so-funny jokes.
I missed the times when you will always make sure I reached my house whenever you dropped me home.
I missed your hugs and kisses.
I REALLY MISS YOU.




Since I found you,
:: I began to understand what true love means.
:: I feel like the world is filled with hopes and that dreams do come true.
:: I learned to love myself even more before knowing how to love others.
:: I'm grateful each day for having you to think of every morning when I wake up and every night before I go to bed.
:: I never wished that I could turn back time because I only wanna see what the future holds for us.
:: I learned the word patience in a whole new level.
:: I learned to be a better person with you by my side.



No words can express how much you mean to me.
It's been 4 months since you left and 5 months left before I get to be in your arms again.
I'll still be waiting. Waiting for the day we get to be together again.
Life hasn't been easy since you left, but I know you will be back someday.
I'm holding on to the words you gave me.
Let's hope the we will have even more anniversaries worth celebrating for in the future.


HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY, MY DEAREST and I LOVE YOU.

xoxo,
CL

ps: SHOW OFF TIME! Look what Babe has gotten for me for our 5th Anniversary!! Thank you, dear!! :))))

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tagged by Syaz!

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
Ang Choon Li

2. What were you doing at 0800?
Already awake chatting with BF since 0700 which explains why I wake up so early in the morning to suit his time at the other end of the globe. :)

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Checking out reviews on Majolica Majorca products. Hehe.

4. What happened to you in 2006?
Like, A LOT? One of the most memorable one would be winning the Koperasi Young Entrepreneurs State Level Competition. That was the time when I felt like my hard work was paid off and of course with the never ending help from my 3 other group members' who worked as hard! HAHAH.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
"I love you, Babe." It was loud because his place was very noisy like market, he said and I was alone in the room so I don't mind saying it loud. HAHAHA.

6. How many beverages did you have today?
H20 only..still need to save money, remember? :)

7. What colour is your hairbrush?
Is this necessary? It's blue anyway.

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
The chicken rice + egg which cost me MYR3.00 and a horrible diarrhoea after that.

9. Where were you last night?
In my dorm, thinking I should have gone home but I chose to stay because of my test and yet I'm doing this now. SIGH........

10. What colour is your front door?
Brown. *I can't believe I actually turned and looked at it before confirming the color. OMG.*

11. Where do you keep your change?
In my purse. I don't like small change. They make me feel even more broke.

12. What's the weather like today?
Not bad amazingly. Not as hot as the usual Parit Buntar weather.

13. What's the best ice-cream flavour?
Macadamia Nut from Haagen Daz! *drools*

14. What excites you?
When I'm about to go out. Whatever the occasion may be.

15. Do you want to cut your hair?
No, thanks. If I cut it any shorter than now, someone would be screaming his head off. HAHA. Not that I would anyway.

16. Are you over the age of 25?
Okay...is this question meant to remind me of my CURRENT age???

17. Do you talk a lot?
Hohohoh. Try me.

18. Do you watch the O.C?
I used to when they show it on 8tv. I was a huge fan of it back then. But now...I'm more to Gossip Girl. "XOXO, you know you love me." HAHA.

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Two in fact!

20. Do you make up your own words?
Occasionally, I think so.

21. Are you a jealous person?
Unfortunately...YES! AHAHAH.

22. Name friends whose name starts with the letter 'A'.
Adrienne, Angie, Auricca...AAAAA

23. Name friends whose name starts with the letter 'K'.
Kirthi, Mr. Khoo..blah.

24. Who's the first person on your received call list?
My silly boy. Yes, he does call me from UK quite often. I'm so happy. Hohohoho. :D

25. What does the last text message you received say?
"Babe, on the highway....*blah blah blah*...So wat u want for Valentine? Any special?" Ahh..the last part's important, that's why I typed it out. HAAHAHAH.

26. Do you chew on straw?
Nah.

27. Do you have curly hair?
Apparently, I do now.

28. Where's the next place you're going to?
Genting! With my Babes!

29. Who's the rudest person in your life?
Hmm...can't really think of any right now at 0235. Maybe because no one's ruder than me? HAHAHAHA. Does the word ruder exist? Sounds pretty weird. HAHAHA.

30. What was the last thing you ate?
*Sila rujuk soalan No. 8.*

31. Will you get married in the future?
Haha. Funny.

32. What's the best movie you've seen in the past 2 weeks?
If you mean it anywhere including my laptop, it has to be HSM 3. I cannot stop myself from re-running it everyday.

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
Like would be an understatement. Love, yes!

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
Evening I guess.

35. Are you currently depressed?
Kinda...having to think of not having someone you treasure so much on Valentine's Day. ;(

36. Did you cry today?
Nope.

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Because it's the first time Syaz tagged me and I haven't done it before and it could save me time from thinking of any blogging material for later today. HAHAHA.

Cheers.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Of Mars, Music and Booze


What can a man, a guitar and a bottle of Scotch whisky do?

:)

Oh and btw, take a tour at his blog :

http://kokd.blogspot.com

Disclaimer : He did not ask me to promote his blog. Just thought that since he has decided to explore the blogosphere in a different way, perhaps we should give him a chance! HAHA!


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ps: Valentine's Day is approaching. Any idea how to pamper your lovers yet? (:

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