Friday, September 30, 2011

Am Officially A Graduate!

FINALLY!

After 4 years of sweat and tears, I can now proudly call myself a graduate (although I have pretty much been calling myself that for the past 4 months - illegally)!
To be honest, I don't know if you call this as being pessimistic or not, but I never really see myself wearing that purple robe with a mortar board on my head because..........I really have no idea.
It could be because I like to live for the moment (not entirely true but it sounds like it) and I can't be bothered about the future that much.
Even after ending my 6th Form life, I was doubtful on which path I should take.

However as life takes its toll on me, I somehow ended up with a Bachelor's Degree in Materials Engineering but I'm now working for an oil & gas company as a future SAP Analyst.
Totally nothing to do with the course I took for 4 years.
I do feel sad and reluctant to let this engineering part of me go but I guess like what Babe said, no one will take away the engineering knowledge I have in me (albeit not much - hahah).
Meaning to say if I were to step into the engineering world again after this, it wouldn't be that difficult.
Hey, after all I had almost half a year's experience in the manufacturing line!

Anyway, here's the happy part- my Convocation!!!


The newly decorated backdrop in the DTSP hall.


Yes, tell me you don't expect a vain shot of me to appear....... (-.-")

With 'Joanne', my ex-roomie!!! Sat with her on the first day of orientation and also during convocation!


Coursemates!

Smile until my mouth also became numb already - hence explaining the same facial expression throughout the pics!

My high school friends who made it that day! THANK YOU for being a part of this!

 
Babe who drove Evelyn & I back to Penang!! Thank you, dear! :)

More coursemates!




My family who attended the convocation! :)) 

A decent pic of me with my mortar board still attached.

If you noticed, I wasn't wearing the mortar board in most of my convo pics because it kept falling off!
Initially I thought I didn't pin it properly then I remember asking my sister to take the robe and board for me since I couldn't make it back to get them.
Looks like my head is bigger than I thought (I was too lazy to measure the size of my head so I told my sis to just measure her own head! Haha)!
ps: To my coursemates, HAPPY GRADUATION!
Finally we made it to this day after so much drama in between but I'm sure it was all worth it!
Let us all cheer to the best of our future!

pps: To those who attended my convo which include my family members and friends, thank you for making this day a more meaningful one with your presence!!! Not forgetting all the wonderful wishes on Facebook! Thank you!!

So many things to update, so little time (in fact I've been doing almost nothing everyday T_T)!
Till next time,

xoxo,


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Goodbye to One and Hello to Another

This year has been rather very hectic for me, with an addition of two responsibilities on my shoulders in the first 2 quarters of the year: as a final year student and as a contract engineer in a multinational electronics company.
Having said that, I haven't regretted once because I know that I've been very blessed.

Nevertheless, it was tough in the beginning, but somehow, I managed to pull it off with a Upper 2nd Class Honours in my hands (well, about to be in my hands by end of this month!).
But like they say, everything is about balance.
So I did not have any graduation trip with my family or friends, not to mention, not even a holiday since I came back from London (January 2011 to be exact)!
Yes, that's sad.

But lo and behold, after 4 months of being in the electronics company and 3 months after my unofficial graduation, I was offered a position as a graduate trainee at a British oil and gas company.
I was almost blown out of my mind because, hello, oil and gas??
Something I could only dream of it in my, well, dreams.
So, again, I have been blessed.

But all things must come with a consequence(s), which brings us back to the balance I mentioned.
By accepting this new job offer, I will have to give up on a title which I've been yearning for for the past years: Engineer.
I didn't really see that coming but oh well, we must always adapt ourselves to changes, right?
On top of that, I have to forgo my chance of going to:


Honolulu, Hawaii.

and instead, for an exchange, my new company is sending me to:


Ma' Daerah, Terengganu.

Oh yes, that's a LOTTTTTTTT of differences.
So I was sad, disappointed and had a lot of mixed emotions because I had to miss out the chance of going to one of the beaches I have always wanted to go.
But, there's a but, as a balance AGAIN, I do not have to spend a single dime on my trip to Terengganu and on top of that, I'll be given pocket money!
How awesome, right?
I guess Hawaii will have to wait......*frowns

Anyway, I can't wait to go for my convocation this 24th of September (Saturday)!
So those of you who are in Penang at that time, do drop by for my convo!
Just bring lots of gifts for me yourselves!! :D

Okay that's the end of my rant today.



xoxo,

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunway Giza: The Zun Kitchenette

Whee! Decided to visit Sunway Giza for the first time since I had a date with ZM there and thanks to Babe, I now know how to navigate my way to not just around Sunway, but more! :)


Edited a pair of bunny ears just for the fun of it. :D

Pics in lomo mode! Simply love it!

It our first time in Sunway Giza so we didn't have any idea of what and where to eat!
After walking around for a bit, we decided to dine at The Zun Kitchenette as Babe wants something soupy and non-heaty.


In front of the restaurant.



Very cozy dining place.

Apparently the food in this restaurant is served using Eu Yan Sang's herbs and whatnot!
No wonder the food smells and tastes so good! 

Us!

What's a lunch without the food and drinks right!
So here's what we ordered:


Salt-baked chicken drumstick @ RM16.80.

Babe had the above and commented that the rice tasted quite typical but the chicken drumstick was quite good.
But I don't think it's worth RM16.80....


Noodle with duck leg & dried..........vege? @ RM15.80.

I ordered the noodles. The noodles texture reminds me of the wan than mee noodles in Penang! *homesick
And as a duck lover, I must say I'm quite impressed with the meat!
It's been long since I tasted duck meat cooked that way and the soup was just fantastic!
The soup tasted like the herbal soup my mom used to cook at home. T__T *super homesick


Euphoria longana honey @ RM5.00.
I love the drink, too!
It's not your typical honey lemon juice or something, it has that refreshing taste which you can't get at just anywhere!

With that said, I only wished that the waiters/chef didn't have to stand like 3metres away from us and it felt like we were being stared at while enjoying our lunch... -.-


Saw this while on our way to IKEA! I think the Air Asia pilot lost his navigation. Haha.

Oh and a photo of my outfit for the day:



Top: Vest from F Block, black spaghetti strap from Forever 21.
Bottom: Random denim I bought from Sg. Wang last year.

I really love F Block!
I love how their clothes aren't that expensive and the quality is so much better than those in Asian Avenue!
I almost bought one similar vest in Asian Avenue (Sunway Pyramid) for RM8 cheaper but of a much poorer quality!
Luckily I changed my mind!



xoxo,


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Because I think I'm getting chubbier.

So it's been almost a week since I settled in KL and one of the few things I have realized is that...

I'VE GOTTEN CHUBBIER!!

Well, it may sound like a good thing to a lot of people who think that I'm too thin (which I agree so) but gaining 'round' at inappropriate places is totally not something I'm comfortable with!

*Pinches cheek.

But I'm quite positive that after tomorrow, I will be facing lots of new things with new surroundings and new people around me!
So I hope that will give me enough pressure to be.........less chubby?
Okie..doesn't make sense at all but oh well.


Good day at home! Missing my bed......... :(

Wanted to post proper blog post but I'm very tempted to do some editings so that will have to wait!
So if you're wondering why I'm getting chubbier, wonder no more...for the answer is right below:

The man who is responsible for my chubbiness. Hmmmph!

Yes, I've been overly well fed.
Anyway, wanna edit my pics now!


*Pinches cheek again.



xoxo,


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Clinique Star Tour 2011

Before the makeover.

Haha.
Yup, that's the first word that came into my mind when I decided to register as a contestant for the tour!
Subconciously speaking, I would say the main reason behind my joining this competition is because I wanna compensate back the chance I let go with Hada Labo (it keeps haunting me everytime I saw the ad on tv!).....  :(

Anyway, to cut the long story short, we had to pay RM35 (Babe paid for me and in return I promised him something) which consisted of make up, hair styling, a portrait shot and a goodie bag worth RM130 to join the competition/makeover!
Sounds awesome, no? Indeed it was! Wait till you see what's in the goodie bag:

Goodies!

The goodie bag consisted of the latest Cleo magazine, a Clinique mascara, facial cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sunblock! (oh, and a reusable bag as well)
I really love the sunblock! It's non-greasy and pretty lightweight as well. 

Poor babe had to wait for me for 2 hours during the makeover!
But he's been the nicest bf ever...waited for me, took videos and pics of Clinique crews beautifying me and still gave me the warmest hug at the end of the day. :)
Amazing how I never got bored of the same guy for almost 8 years.

So here's the end result:

Taken on the spot after the makeover.

I kinda like the make up especially the eye makeup!

The eye makeup! I think it's called the V-shape/cat-eye eye makeup?

This is just a random photo I like. :P Please ignore the background.




Anyway here's a video to show you.......basically nothing but how pleased I was with my make up (although it's not mentioned but I think you can tell from my expression!).




Unfortunately yours truly wasn't shortlisted but it was a good experience nonetheless.
I mean, come on, how many times can you join this kind of competition before you start getting wrinkles etc?
Not many for sure. ;)


Till then,


TOODLES!


xoxo,


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