Saturday, December 29, 2007

How I Waste Time With Facebook

Oops another filler post of sorts. My blog posts has been less than scintillating lately, huh? What to do, no emo-ing is a good thing, but emo-ing is the thing that makes me produce thoughtful meaningful posts sometimes.

Anyway, I did play around with photoshop for some of the pics below though. It's fun! Making things pretty!

Ooh ya, I'm supposed to be introducing how I waste my time with Facebook, right? (refer to title of post pls)

Yes, Facebook is really fun once you started on it. Did I mention that it is addictive too? lol. Okay I'm gonna intro some of the applications that got me hooked.

If you love puzzles, this application called PuzzleBee is just the thing for you!


before and after


They have puzzles in amazingly large numbers. All made by the people who are participants of the application themselves. This way, there would be more varied type of puzzles! And all puzzles are categorized by way of tags, so you can always search for your favourite type of puzzle!

I have always been a fan of puzzles but dislike spending money on something you can only use one time. And I lurve things that are different everytime!

So this application came just at the right time! Everyday I can play different puzzles and difficulty is ranged from easy, medium to difficult so that means I can use my breaks in btw cramming facts for this! Freshens the mind, doesn't it? hehe...

Next up is the (fluff)friends application. It's kinda like a virtual online tamagochi where you can adopt a pet but minus it bobbing about tho haha.

Anway, besides adopting the main pet, you can buy minis too with munny. Minis are minature versions of the pets available and they will keep your pet company. So cute aren't they? hehe..



a white christmas for my leppit teehee

And now besides the minis, you can buy different sort of habitats and decorations for your pet. The range they are coming up with is quite nice! Check it out! lol.

Besides acting cute and letting you feed them, you can let them challenge your frenz's pets in a race. And to earn munny, you bet on which pet will win. Kinda like a horse race, except there are no horses so far haha.

Well, so far that's about what they can do. I know, sounds kinda boring after a while, but hey gotta find a way to waste that time, right? =P

Next application is Jetman. Very simple game. Just click and hold to fly, or release to freefall. And yes, avoid any sort of blockades.


ah yes I photoshopped in that "wee!" lol

Sounds too simple for you smart asses out there? hehe Have a try. The highest score goes to those who can go on longest without knocking anything! Not an easy feat, mind you! Moi is pretty bad at this... blek.

Last but not least is virtual Sudoku!

guaranteed to bust your brains out

If you can't enough of the free sudoku puzzles you get in the newspapers daily, this application is for you!

There are 3 types of sudoku available: the normal numerals, chinese numbers and the last one is so cute, with different types of sushi! haha. The last 2 is definitely harder especially if one is used to the first type. keke.

Btw if any of my frenz want any of the above applications, just lemme know and I'll send you an invite! *winks*

Okla, so thus ends my filler post. (well I did spend quite some time on the photoshopping!) Hmm I shld be working on my new-year-resolutions-post but I'm lazy and shall procastinate on that more serious post! huhu.

PS: Yeap, hols coming to an end! =/ Shall be going back kl tmr and getting my scary renal results on monday. =(((

PPS: Oops, almost forgot. Wish all those who are sitting EOS5 the best of luck!! Just do your best and I'm sure you guys will be great. =)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Definitely D'lish!

I was sorely tempted to try out this new deli in midvalley called D'lish when pinkpau and michelleg reviewed it on their blogs sometime ago.

And I had the very chance to do so a few weeks ago (sorry this post a bit backdated blek)

I was kinda full after dinner that day - besides the 50% offer starts after 9pm so I cudn't very well be delaying my dinner till after 9 right? - so I decided to tapau-ed some of the awesome cupcakes they had on sale!

[here are some pics. they are massively photoshopped to the best of my ability coz the quality of the photos were horrible! must be the poor lighting aikz]


takeaway~

wow so I am a gourmet then! teehee

yalah everyday know how to eat only lah :P

And below are the cupcakes! For better pics and more variety, you shld refer to the links I provided earlier okie. Their photos are just so much nicer!

Anyhow, I'm still very satisfied with the photo below becoz I managed to present them nicely - despite the original lousy quality.

left: baked banana cheese cupcake with white chocolate curls

right: cheese and raspberry brownie cupcake with chocolate curls

Don't they sound absolutely delicious? Well to be honest, they tasted pretty good, but not as delicious as described though. Probably would have chosen other choices but then only a few left after 9pm. =/

Maybe I'll be luckier next time hehe. *eyes the rocky road and the one with peanut butter frosting ooo lala*


PS: Christmas is over. Well, it doesn't really mean anything special to me except that I get holidays! I don't mind that though! :P Last time when I was a little child, I used to wake up in anticipation of presents - yeah mr. santa claus aka dad left them in our pillow cases. (guess we must be pretty greedy to use that instead of stockings, huh? lol.)

Monday, December 24, 2007

It's The Thought That Counts

Gifts. Whether it's giving or receiving, don't we just adore them?

So here's a post abt the gifts that I've recently come by (yes that means either receiving or giving).

The gift below was a present for Suewen's 21st birthday and it was contributed by our whole gang of ppl that went to her party.

a box of happiness

Instead of a lot of people sharing for one expensive gift that one might not use that often, brilliant moi came up with an idea to give Suewen a different sort of gift that any girl would like!

And so the idea of a gift box filled to brim with goodies (chocs, accessories, mini soft toys etc) was borned. Behold:

my idea of a dream gift

Isn't the soft toy octopus the cutest? Oh that's a scrunchie on top of his tiny head hehe. The octopus has an opening at his head which means that its most basic function besides looking cute is a handphone holder.

I guess you can't really see much from the pic so I'm just gonna reiterate the list here. Lemme see: the octopus, a cute furry bear holding the #21, packets of chocs, a really pretty necklace and hairpin, purse, face oil paper blotter, guitar peak, handphone pouch, keychain, scrunchie etc. Pardon me, my memory fails me.

Some of the things included weren't exactly the norm as gifts, but we decided to include them coz they were necessities for her. So at least she will use them sooner or later... Imho that is def better than letting something really pretty but non-functional sit on a shelf to gather dust, right? hehe.

So that was the gift that we spent a lot of time preparing for, and the process was fun! Enjoyed it although there were moments of stress o.O you would never guess~ aikz.

Okla, enough rambling abt that. Next on would be abt some of the xmas gifts that I'd received this year! yayz!

Feast your eyes:

no need caption wan lah okay

The Choki Choki is from Liyann! It seems so long since I'd last eaten choki choki leh.. Can you guys rmb this candy from when we were young? [okay I'm refering to those who are leaving their teens] I likey~ thanks! =)

Oh, and both of the nail polish are from Ian Zing, courtesy of the xmas gift-exchange program we had this year. The colours sure are funky alright! I like them very much and yes I've already painted both my finger and toe nails with it. thanks a lot! ^v^ *wriggles fingers and toes lol*

Next on is:

xmas colours of red & green! do notice my photoshopping matches the colours scheme too!

The green box filled with Eclairs is from Puifun! The boxes that you sendiri made are nice! Although I must say, purple and green are a bit clashing lah haha. Anyway, thanks!

The gift wrapped in red with such a cute lil angel in front could be from no other but Valene! Inside is a cute lollipop (sry, no pic of it) and a decoration thingy that I haven't yet figured out what's the function, will ask her soon lol.

Okay, last but not least, an xmas card:

yes you read that right. it's hand-drawn alright!

Oh I took the liberty of photoshopping the card so ignore the unnatural snowflakes okie haha. And the reason I decided that I must put this card up is becoz there's a twist to it. Kee Ping who gave some of us these similar-looking cards, was very smart to put a little unique indivuality to each card.

I found it after a few mins. Let's see if you can. (unfortunately not all would possess the power to do so but you can ask me tho) It was fun searching for that lil twist! hehe.

Alright, time to wrap things up!

Before I go, I hereby wish my readers an early Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Wow, how time flies - hmm that means a post abt resolutions is in sight - I shall procastinate abt that teehee... (as I'd procastinated on this year's post, YES till now I haven't list down, so yup, a tad too late for that ade lah lol)

Right, I'm off to enjoy myself at my aunt's xmas party tmr! Tataz~

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Winter Solstice

Yes, filler post ahead. Wonder why when I'm ready to blog properly, the internet lags so horribly that I throw my hands up into the air, give up and leave it to another day.

So here I am.

Anyway, I'm back in Penang since Thursday and will be here for around 1 week plus. Frenz, ring me up!

I went to my maternal grandma's hse today to visit since most of the family were here. And because today was Winter Solstice, we had Tang Yuan for supper! (click on the links if you dunno what they mean)

do I need to caption this?

Well, truth to be told, I don't really fancy the small little balls made of glutinous rice flour. They are tasteless and semi-springy. Not my type of food. But the soup that comes with it is sweet and I likey.

And hey, even though I'm not really into it, no harm in eating it as it's tradition, right? hehe.

so yeah. filler post done. I hope the internet is obedient the next time. Tata~

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Obligatory Post-Renal Post

Yup, this post is like delayed for one week but I've explained how "busy" I was the past week in my previous post so I'm sure you guys wouldn't mind, right? hehe.

Anyway, here's a mini bite abt the renal exam. I promise I will shove it to one side (compartmentalize it as men apparently do) and won't talk abt it again until I get the results...

If I'd to describe the exam, I would say that we kena PAWNED! =/ yes the exam was freaking hard and the 60 mins given to us just weren't enough.. so much so that the examiner took pity on us and gave us an extra of 5 mins.

There was one saq question which was really tricky. The patient was having some major emotional drama but it didn't mention that she was hyperventilating. Our lecturer wanted us to figure it that out ourselves. Luckily I guessed correctly [actually I was at my wits' end and just wrote whatever that came to mind blek] and so the answer really turned out to be respiratory alkalosis. This basically was a nothing-or-all sort of question. aihs.

Anyway, although I got that right, I got a hell lot (yes that means A LOT) of small questions wrong. I think in my hurry to get the paper done in that little amount of time, I accidentally miss reading some parts or just got the links btw features and diseases jumbled up in my little brain.

Can you believe that I wrote crescents were a feature for Focal Segmental Glomerular Sclerosis (FSGS)? Well probably becoz Rapidly Progressive Glomerulo Nephritis (RPGN) is the only other type of glomerulonephritis with 4 letters too. Stupid brain short-circuited. aikz. Or how abt I wrote that DCT was more prominent looking under the microscope compared to PCT? Crazy ain't it, the way my brain got messed up? bleh..

Alright, I think that's enough ranting abt the exam, although my mistakes are definitely more than that. Just hope that I get an okay result. *prays*

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Time to talk abt celebrations! After the devastating-ego-destroying exam, we went to Greenbox as usual to sing karaoke! I cudn't enjoy as much as usual coz I was really super sleepy. Getting old I see, as last time I could party for more than 2 nights without proper sleep.. boo~

After that, we went to Midvalley to catch the movie, Enchanted.

where fairytales go into reality mode

I think the movie was really nice! Highly recommended. Guys might think this is some sickly-girly-sweet sort of movie, but no worries, most of my guy frenz who watched think it was not bad.

The props were really beautifully made. Her princess dress, lovely! And there are some musical like elements in it (as how cartoon characters often break into song) which makes the movie even better as the songs are really endearing to the ear! hehe I've even downloaded some of them. And the many funny moments definitely brought us many laughs. This movie is definitely a must watch. go!

And so thus ended that day.

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Last Saturday, I went berpaktoh-ing with the bf coz so long never go out ade haha. We went to Sunway Pyramid, which looks super nice now as they had just opened up the new wing and everything looks new and shiny! woots!

As I'd read in some blog tat J.Co had finally opened up in Sunway (I seemed to be getting all my info from blogs nowadays), we two donut ppl made a beeline for the shop and got ourselves 2 dozen donuts! Of coz we shared one dozen with tzen - we would definitely become obese if we ate 2 dozen at one go, haha.

For dinner, we went to Sakae Sushi which has just newly opened too. It was almost as nice as the last time I ate, which was almost 1 year ago at The Curve. Thank god that Sunway has sucha great range of restaurants that were hard to get to before. Yay! Next time we can slowly explore the nice eateries ade... [omg I'm always into eating!]

After that, we went to watch I Am Legend.

the last man and not alone part seems a bit contradictory, no?


If I had to describe it in a few words, let's say it's rather similar to Resident Evil but this movie focuses more on the emotional and psychological aspects of a man who's think he's alone. Very touchingly portrayed. I almost shed a tear (oops can't give spoiler) erm.. when something pitiyingly bad happened.

I'd recommend this movie if you guys like your science fiction and emo-ness mixed together. Will Smith did the movie really well. Can you believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger was originally casted to play this role? I don't think he would be able to portray it as well tho.

Hmm. I guess this post basically "summarizes" our outings after the renal exam till now. Sorry tat I hvta combine posts coz I can't drag this on forever.

I still have so many things to blog abt too so keep that anticipation boiling high! Toodles!

PS: See more new ads? Clickety click pls to find out more? Some of the ads are pretty creative. hehe.. I need more money too.. huhu.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Writing Or Singing With Your Soul

Oops it's been so long since I last posted. Pls accept my humble apologies. But then it's not all my fault either as I've been pretty occupied (read: busy) with lots of stuff recently that I was not prepared for. haha..

I just started my literature selective this monday and boy, it has been a really fun week! Compared to other groups I think, ours has been pretty light and enjoyable *pities those who got pharmaco - heard that it's a total bore*

The workshop with Charlie Dark on tuesday was really an eye-opener. He taught us how to carry ourselves confidently while talking to a patient. And to shut off our brains and use our hearts more sometimes. I had to admit, I lost my poem-artsy-writing-streak once I stepped into the all-facts-pls-put-a-stop-to-your-emotions-med school.

It was always about the next exam, the next lecture, the next textbook, the next fact that you try hard to squeeze into the brain which is screaming in pain from information overload. What a life. =/

But now's a time for it to recuperate. Maybe I'll let my right brain take command over the left brain for a while. I'm sure I'd pretty much overworked the poor cells in me left brain. *starts imaginining how a left brain failure patient would look like -_-*

Sometimes the literature classes feel more like sociology classes. It's really interesting to see my batchmates start discussing abt what the author is really trying to say or portray. [E.g. is the persona a homosexual or why did the a character changed his sex from a male to a female?] The reasons to justify each are countless and we could argue for days end and it wouldn't be enough haha..

Anyway, besides being kept busy with literature classes - which I gotta admit doesn't really take up that much of my time these days, I'm now currently busy with the Friday Night preparations. Friday Night is something like a talent night in my uni. I was asked to be a backup singer by my friend. When I heard the song, I cudn't imagine that I'd be able to sing that. lol. so yeah practices are taking a relatively big chunk of my supposedly shld be really free time during this first week of selectives. But it's definitely a new experience! =)

Okay I won't say more, you just gotta come see this thing for yourself! It's tomorrow night! Do come okay. And pretend you dunno me when you see me on stage haha.. For those not so privileged to see the performances live, I shall be very kind to post a video on my blog so you can imagine that you were there okie! ^v^

There's a lot more I wanna blog about - suewen's bday party, post-renal post etc but hey one good thing at a time, okay? Toodles and I'm waiting to see you at friday nite alright!

PS: See the nice Taylor's College ad above? Click to find out what is it.. and also to gimme some money to keep me going! haha...

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Men Are Like...

I'm working on my obligatory post-renal post.. sorry, I'm kinda busy coz suddenly many things cropped up haha.

Anyway, I found this from so-p's blog and tot it was hilarious. So this post is just to keep you guys hanging to your seats biting your nails in anticipation okay lol. I'll be back with a proper post soon!

Be warned that this post might be a bit crude but hey so what? :P Think slightly dirty if you are so innocent and don't get it. hehehe..

Rmb to fasten your seatbelts - here we go!

This is for all those men who say - Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free, right?

Here's an update for you guys then: Nowadays, 80% of women are against marriage. WHY? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage. :P

  1. Men are like Laxatives. They irritate the crap out of you.
  2. Men are like Bananas. The older they get, the less firm they are.
  3. Men are like Weather. Nothing can be done to change them.
  4. Men are like Blenders You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
  5. Men are like Chocolate Bar.. Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
  6. Men are like Commercials.. You can't believe a word they say.
  7. Men are like Department Stores … Their clothes are always 1/2 off!
  8. Men are like Government Bonds. They take soooooooo long to mature.
  9. Men are like Mascara. They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
  10. Men are like Popcorn. They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
  11. Men are like Snowstorms. You never know when they're coming, how many inches you will get or how long it will last.
  12. Men are like Lava Lamps. Fun to look at, but not very bright.
  13. Men are like Parking Spots. All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

LoL, Girl Power forever~ Woo!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Renal Is Damaging My Brain

Renal exam is in 3 days' time.

Right...

omg shyt!!! It's really hard this time around.

Physio is hard. Pharmaco is hard. Patho as usual is hard. Every-freaking-thing is hard.

Kill me please. *runs shrieking into the dark*

Here's some renal-related humour to chase away the stress.

Rolling "Kidney" Stones, huh? (get the joke??)

the person who drew this certainly knew his medicine. the yellow arrow shows the classical loin pain!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Money vs Beauty

Here's a post to get the negativity out of my system. This is what I got from an email. I found it pretty amusing so I decided to share it with you guys. Enjoy! =)

A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum:

Title: What should I do to marry a rich guy?

I'm going to be honest of what I'm going to say here. I'm 25 this year. I'm very pretty, have style and good taste. I wish to marry a guy with an annual salary of $500k or above. You might say that I'm greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high. Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married?

I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you? Among those I've dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into the high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, a $250k annual income is not enough.

I'm here humbly to ask a few questions:

  1. Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym

  2. Which age group should I target?

  3. Why do most wives of the rich are only average-looking? I've met a few girls who don't have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys?

  4. How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)

Ms. Pretty

I want to patent my money-growing tree, please.

Here's a reply from a Wall Street Financial guy:

Dear Ms. Pretty,

I have read your post with great interest. Guess that there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours. Please allow me to analyze your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I'm not wasting time here.

From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you. The answer is very simple, so let me explain.

Putting the details aside, what you're trying to do is an exchange of 'beauty' and 'money'. Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square. However, there's a deadly problem here, your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can't be prettier year after year.

Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It's not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worried abt 10 years later.

By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a 'trading position'. If the trade value drops, we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term. The same goes with the marriage that you wanted. It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wise decision, any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or 'leased'. Anyone with an over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you.

I would advice that you forget looking for any tips to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself into becoming that rich person with the $500k annual income. This way, you will have better chance than finding a rich fool. Hope this reply helps.

If you are interested in 'leasing' services, do contact me.

signed, J.P. Morgan

well at least money can be made into the shape of trees lol

Tak-Apa Lar

Finally, pbl is over for the semester. omg I'm so relieved.. although the last pbl was a damn booboo. (as in like a whale that flopped on its chest on the beach or something worse than that - yes I know I'm writing crap now)

It was really shitty coz everybody didn't really prepare. noo, sadly moi was one of them too, but it wasn't from lack of trying - I really did try but the damn electrolyte balance thingy is just too damn confusing to understand. *pulls hair*

Why do I care so much anyway? People don't seem to have a problem with just doing a half-ass job and then waltzing away.

Can't I change myself to be more dont-carish? Can't I be more like them? I'm sick of myself being such a wet blanket. Why can't I just smile and be positive even though everything is not going right?

I'm just too sick and tired from all this trying but it doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere at all.

Like what Linkin Park used to sing: In the end, it doesn't even matter...

So why can't I just don't give a damn?

PS: Damnit. This is such an angry post but I think I needed it to get it out of my system. bah. *takes long deep breaths*

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stress!

A word that is unfortunately rather well known to me and my fellow medical students. Pretty much a love-hate sort of relationship.

Without it, there wouldn't be the urge to push yourself to greater limits and study harder. With it, you just can't seem to find effective motivation to study at full concentration.

*whine: What's a student gotta do??*

I dunno.

Doing my pbl properly and still being able to be up-to-date in my studies is just a seemingly impossible task for me. AHHH I need more time!

You know the moderation thingy btw work and play? I think I've been indulging too much in the latter. Stoopid facebook and bleach.

I'm so dead for renal. Better work harder. aihs faster finish last pbl for sem4! I really starting to dislike it.. it's taking up too much of my studying and personal time. >.<

But unfortunately this too-responsible-stickler-for-rules attitude of mine is preventing me from skipping pbl without good reason or not preparing properly before going. *arrgh* I think I really need to change this habit of mine.. yeah.

whatever. it sucks.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Still Alive But Less Bloggy Somehow

Ah ha!

I knew it... You thought my blog was dead, didn't you?

but you're wrong! Coz I'm back to revive it today!

Okay okay I was just busy the past week so I went on a sudden unplanned hiatus. Busy with what, you ask? Goodness know.. there's studying.. doing pbl.. chillin.. studying.. doing pbl.. you know lah, the life of a typical medical student. >.<

Today I went for the dialysis centre visit in ss14 and omg I was sucha blur sotong today due to lack of sleep (was up late doing pbl and woke up early for the visit ma). I shall list down the series of small unfortunate events.

not as comfy or fun as it looks in photos

  1. I forgot my ID tag and had to go back up to take it, causing my group to start out late. gomen!

  2. We kinda lost our way when we had to switch stations from the star lrt to putra but it was alright in the end. but the rain did not help tho. =/

  3. I was so blur that I didn't take my ticket and left it on top of the machine that lets you into the station.

  4. Luckily I noticed it just before the train started moving and the whole group rushed out with me to help find it. Gomen for making you miss that train! *hides into a hole*

  5. Went back and asked the security guard if he could find any ticket left there. Thk god he found one and passed it to me.

  6. Got back on the train and finally set foot in our last putra station. However, the machine rejected my card becoz apparently the card wasn't mine I think. Wow, there is another blur sotong that left his/her ticket there at the same time as me! :O

  7. Luckily, the counter person let me thru after asking some questions. phew.

  8. The dialysis centre visit went smoothly - am happy that I learnt quite some things and managed to get quite a lot of patient history without problems at all. There was one chinese old man that was quite pitiful... *sigh*

  9. On the way back, we took taxi [apparently it's cheaper to take taxi the whole way than change lrt two times plus take one taxi to the centre.. go figure!] and we arrived in front of vista in less than 15 mins! Can you believe that I almost left my purse in the taxi? Thank god the driver was nice enough to tell me! Thanks very much!

  10. Some of us were chit-chatting there and I was almost-by-an-inch-nearly runned down by a van! The ah beng even glared at me! omigosh..

Well that about summarizes what happened this morning as a result of my extreme blurness. Thank god my group was nice enough even though I caused them so many problems... haha. Arigato! =)

I could probably brood in a corner abt this series of unfortunate events but hey, I think I'm finally able to slowly change my used-to-be-pessimistic persona. In fact, I find all these rather funny and as an opportunity to laugh at myself, bwahaha. How life makes fun of us sometimes. *amused*

Anyway, besides what I mentioned above - tonnes of things happened too so I shall just give the rest in a brief summary okie. Sorry lah, busy "important" person here ma... lol.

  • The groupings for selective came out ade. All 4 of us girls got our second option of literature. I wanted the first option of anatomy but considered not bad already I guess, since I heard some got their last choice summore. kelian.. I don't mind anything, anything but pharmaco is fine with me haha.

  • Sue Wen's 21st birthday party last saturday! That shall be dealt with in more detail in another post alrighty..

  • Repro results came out today. I did okay, am pretty satisfied that my hard work paid off but I think I still need to work harder to be even better yeah. Gambate! Well, this time our batch were not so lucky like the last endocrine exam where all passed with flying colours. This time around, around 50 plus failed. The graph was a bi-peak of sorts, with one peak of 44 in A- and another peak in the B- and below range. Guess we will hvta work harder for renal, right?

  • Oh ya, Facebook is too addictive for words. shyt. It's evil!!

I think that's all for now. I have been procastinating the past few days away. Time to get to work! Renal exam is one and a half weeks away! Go go go!


PS:
This post was done in a hurry so everything is just patched here and there. Pardon me for the non-fluency of this post. whatever lar. Just gotta write carefreely sometimes, huh?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Walking In The Rain

Not necessarily a melancholy sight

Sometimes there just is a sense of comforting solitude in walking home alone in the rain. (don't worry it was just a drizzle)

Thinking of nothing in particular... but just comfortable silence while your footsteps take you home.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Good Tidings

This happened last thursday morning.

*buzz buzz*

Oops my handphone which is on silent mode is ringing during my csu. Hmm I wonder who's calling so early in the morning?

*checks caller ID*

ooo it's my dad. I wonder what is it that is so urgent that he will call me twice after I turned off his call - well, it's better not to pick up the call coz the csu lecturers are pretty pantang abt this. No point kena marah for nothing, right? >.<

After the csu session... I suddenly remembered Dad's call and quickly called back, still wondering why coz he almost never calls me in the morning.

Apparently, it was to inform me about my sis's UPSR' results!

random pic - in exam mode

And to my great joy, she got straight As!! :D

I was so happy when I heard that! I'm gonna get her a present when I get the chance! I wonder what I should get her though, hmm...

Well, probably none of those idols' merchandise altho she likes them very much, she certainly has enough of that ade.. I think it's a time and money wasting addiction. blek. Must discourage her interest and cultivate other better ones! huhu..

Anyway, congrats sis! May you do continue to do well in your future studies ya! ^v^

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I've always been looking for a good clinical anatomy book. It's getting a bit troublesome to lug around the big anatomy books available in the library.

Besides, most of the anatomy books classify the anatomy according to regions instead of body systems - which is rather mafan as my uni teaches according to body systems and the info is scattered everywhere and anywhere in the former sort of book.

But not anymore... when I found this.

Clinical Anatomy by Systems - Richard S. Snell

Yes, a new book by Snell which teaches anatomy by systems! Hurray! Certainly a god-sent book in times of need haha!

It'd have been great if I could borrow it in the library but alas, the only 2 copies there were nowhere to be found after many days' of searching. In the end, I decided to go ahead and just buy the book.

I still remember seeing the book in VK bookstore the day before, but the next day, there was none left. I was disappointed as I was counting on using it soon. Looks like many ppl find it useful too. I think so far it's the only reputable anatomy book which classify their info by systems lo.

Anyway, the next day I wandered in again just to ask when will it be available. Manatau to my delight, Henry, the bookshop owner, said that there was still one copy that someone reserved for a long time ade but never came to collect it. He said he had forgotten abt it but now I can have it! I was so happy and bought it immediately!

Yay now I finally have my very own anatomy book! Little purchases like this (well maybe not so little after all - it costs rm138 eh! - I'm broke now) makes me happy. lol.

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The day before it was the surprise donuts and the next day it was the news of my sis's UPSR results plus suddenly getting the book I want!

Wasn't last week a week of good tidings? =)

I Am A Donut Lover!

Recently, the subset of the local blogosphere who loves pimping food has been in an uproar over this new doughnut shop that just opened in Pavillion not long ago.

How can moi be an exception when it comes to great food, right RIGHT? hehe.

somehow the Winnie the Pooh matches the box very well... kawaii ne~!

btw do take notice of my photoshopping of the photos ah. nice onot?

Anyway, the shop is called J.Co (ring any bells?) and it's an Indonesia brand. Apparently, it gets a lot of flake because some people think that it copied a lot from the more famous brand, Krispy Kremes. And weirdly, J.Co's logo and flavours do seemed very similar to another brand called Big Apple in Malaysia.

Sharing is caring! =)

this is the real colour of the box, dunno why the colour so different in the other photos? huhu.

Well from my background story above, you can see that I've been doing my "google" homework for this post huh. =P

But anyhow, I haven't tried the other two brands before so I have none for comparison. So you can say I'm a newbie unless you wanna count the hard choc donuts where you can get 4 for RM2 in Carrefour. hmm I think not.

Okay whatever. Who cares as long as the doughnuts taste good???

Time to open to see the goodies inside...

*drum roll*

omg it looks so yummylicious! *drools*

I really enjoyed eating all the different flavours. And their promotion of RM33 for 2 dozen donuts instead of the usual price of RM48 is damn worth-it! I want more..!

There were a few flavours that weren't available that time. I want to try the cheese me up and green tea wan! Next time ya... hehe.

Okay time to intro the flavours that I do have...

the one unlabelled is becoz I don't know & can't find out its name - anyone care to tell me?

My favourite in this photo is the choco loco and jacky chunk! omg the chocaletey goodness in the top and filling of choco loco is just wonderful. And lurve the nutty feel when I ate jacky chunk!

I think the why nut must be very nice. Unforuntely I kinda ruined it coz I put it in the microwave on too high temperature to reheat it. It was my first experiment. It came out more like biscuit tho oops. Anyway I'll definitely buy this the next time I go coz there's a peanut butter filling inside! ooohh!

Snow white and crunchy2 were so-so only. Especially becoz the flakes on crunchy2 had already turned soft coz we put it in the fridge ma.. snow white was okla coz when the sugar and icing melts in your mouth, it leaves a cooling feeling, which is not bad!

Right, time to intro the rest..

oops taken at weird angle coz I was just in too much of a hurry to eat it! lol

My favourite here is strawberry heaven and oreology. The filling for the former is just so nice!! I'm not really a strawberry fan (normally I'd prefer choc) but this toally converted me! woo. And anything with oreo is always nice imo LOL.

Glazzy is supposed to be super soft like cotton candy when you bite into it according to some but it wasn't so probably because it was cold and reheated so it's different I guess. Next time must eat straightaway from the oven, piping hot! >.<

Mochabella and alcapone is not bad but I'd prefer more white choc on the latter. They gave me too little and all I tasted was mostly the almond flakes.. weird. And these 2 are supposed to be their bestseller. *looks at own tastebuds but can't reach -_-*

Anyway, the one I don't really fancy is tira miss you. I think that's because I don't like the flavour from the beginning so yeah, not it's fault.

So in conclusion, the J.CO's donuts rawrs! I'm so going there to buy more in the near future! hehe..

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Oh ya, were you wondering why did I suddenly go to buy these donuts so far away from my home?

Well, the thing is, I didn't.

These donuts were totally a surprise from my dear dear!! ^v^ He purposely went all the way there, lined up for almost half an hour just to get the donuts then rushed back to uni just in time for class (all just because I pointed out to him a few days ago, saying that the donuts looked very nice on some blog!)

I feel touched and loved. =)

Isn't it sooo sweet of him? Plus he bought one box for my frenz too!

Thank you for the surprise, dear. It's totally the thought and the effort that counts. Although the donuts are very delicious too hehehe...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Less Is Not More, Sometimes

I used to wonder how some people could get away with almost anything (I'm inclined to believe that they could get away with "murder" too but let's not go there) just because they were more good-looking and possess a diabetic-oh-too-sweet-tongue.

But not anymore.

Today I had a revelation.

It wasn't something like those damn drama drama scenes you would see in animes or dramas where any revelation will be accompanied with thunder and lightning plus dramatic music.

Nah. It was just a simple observation and thought.

Apparently, one can't get away with the bare minimum forever. It will come back and bite you in the ass in the future.

So there.

I know I am on the right track, doing the right thing in my best effort (okay maybe I still need to increase that effort more but hey, at least gimme credit - I'm trying everyday).

I rest my case.

Post Repro

Yes once again, ladies and gentlemen, I'm back! >.<

Sorry for the long hiatus, the first half of last week was spent mugging for the repro exam. Which turned out so-so, which is not what I expected, as I'd say I had worked rather hard for it. The exam was relatively more difficult, and there wasn't enough time for me to double-check as I'm accustomed to. Oh well.

Anyway, what I didn't like was the ospe question on male anatomy. I felt I was cheated out of my rightful 4 marks just because the examiner that I asked couldn't described what the hell was the arrow pointing at. I really did know that the vessel coming out of the testes is pampiniform plexus and that it drains into the inferior vena cava on the right and left renal vein on the left!! I knew all this, but it was cruelly snatched away from me just because the examiner said it was pointing at the "whole thing" which I thought was refering to spermatic cord! Arrrgh... not fair! Gah!

Anyway, I think I made some small mistakes here and there too.. but can't remember ade now. Just hope for the best la! Looks like we won't get to repeat our previous success like in Endocrine, where 160 ppl got A and the rest got A-. That was pretty cool, right? haha.

Okay, enough abt the droll exam.

The latter part of last week was spent in enjoying myself, hence the lengthened out hiatus. huhu.

Hmm think I shall just give a brief summary right? Not really into the blogging mood now aikz. Here we go!

Last Wednesday:

Straight after the exam, they went bowling at endah parade after lunch!


okie this is not how the place looked like. just googled it.

but it does looked slighly similar tho so you get the picture yeah

Was quite fun.. but however I didn't managed to go even near of beating my own personal high score of 92. =( Lousy 4 games for me. But the rest of the guys did really well. Woo!

Then after dinner, we went to Midvalley to watch Stardust.

The movie poster. Notice the stars I added? :P

This movie is really really nice!!! It's been so long since I watch a nice fantasy flick nicely acted out and directed.. Good storyline and not altogether too predictable!

Thought that Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro were hilarious! Be prepared for laughs. The dead brothers' ghosts were too funny for words, got me LOL-ing in the cinema hehe. This movie is highly recommended~!

Last Thursday and Friday:

Didn't do anything really special (I think.. my memory is failing me) except cook some dishes and watched taiwan drama with the bf. The food posts will come up separately okie! hehe.

oh ya, went to guide Ailing on mock osce on thursday afternoon. Thank god for the help of Suewen, Kee and Eugene, don't think my short term memory would have served me well in helping to guide her.. haha. Managed to refresh my memory abit too keke.

Last Saturday:

The morning and afternoon passed uneventfully but the night was happening! We went to Naomi's 21st birthday party at the buffet dinner at Sunway Hotel. It costed rm47/person..

And the highlight of the all the foods was: *drum roll*

imagine mashmallows or strawberries dipped into flowing chocolate, giving it a lovely coating! choc fondue is an orgasmic delight indeed!

icecream was yummy too! yes I know, I was abit too generous with the choc chips. -_- lol.

However, the rest of the foods were not so delectable. Yes admitedly, the lamb and baked salmon were something, but then for the original price of rm70/person (we had a discount that day) the rest of the food and the lack of variety were disappointing.

For a lesser price of rm50, I would had prefer to go to Shogun, which is this cool Japanese fusion buffet where the variety is so astounding that one won't be able to fully try all. Geng, right? Hope can go there again in the future! Only been there once last year and was partially subsidized by the Aikido Club then. This year got onot? *wink wink*

Okla, will end this obligatory post here.

And Renal here I come! (it's been only 3 days and ohmigod, it looks tough) Bumpy road ahead! Kidneys! >.< yikes!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Democracy - A Myth?

If you didn't know, yesterday 10th november there was supposed to be a PEACEFUL protest (called the BERSIH rally) in KL about wanting a cleaner and fairer electorial system.

Protestors were asked to wear yellow to show their solidarity.

But look what the police did to the peaceful protestors just because the demonstration was considered "illegal". They sprayed tear gas, water cannons and chemicals into the faces of protestors!!

Watch this video to know more.

Democracy? Think again.

Even the local major newspapers aren't able to report the truth anymore. The rally was considered non-existent by them, if you care to flip the papers today. However, more info can be found at Malaysiakini and Screenshots. Click to check it out!

Anyhow, I'm glad that the rakyat is not afraid to voice out anymore.

*peace*

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Coffee...

...the liquor of the Gods, pardon me, I meant the life-saving liquor of us poor medical students.

Well, I do not profess to be extremely fond of it, but I think I need it now. My eyes are falling asleep on their own.

Yes you know I'm trying my very ultimate best to not fall asleep if I'm succumbing to drinking coffee and camwhoring with it. >.<

Old Town Kopitiam's coffee smells and tastes so good! Mmm...

Here's a more artistic photo of the coffee.

Coffee in a cup, viewed superiorly - that's from above for you laymen. -_-

Okay, the coffee doesn't seem to be working... I still feel sleepy. My stomach feels weird... I think the coffee doesn't seem to be agreeing with it. bleh.

Pray I don't fall asleep. *slaps self awake*

O.O ---> O.o ---> -_- zZZ

Sunday, November 04, 2007

It Can Only Be You

Due to lack of material (that is nowhere near interesting to write about - unless you wanna hear about how your testes/ovaries came about? I think not... bleh), I think I'll just blog about the lyrics of a song that I quite like coz it's quite meaningful and touching.

It's in chinese, so paiseh ya to those who can't read it. psst ! Go learn chinese! Useful language leh...

Edited: For those who can't read chinese but want the english translation, pls go to the comments' section then! InnShan has been so kind to provide them there. =) Do check it out!

非你莫属
by 林依晨

懂得讓我微笑的人 再沒有谁比你有天份
輕易闖進我的心門 明天的美夢你完成

整個宇宙 浩瀚無邊的盡頭
每顆渺小星球 全都繞著你走

愛我 非你莫屬
我只願 守護 由你給我的幸福
愛我 非你莫屬
也許會 笑著哭 但那人是你所以 不怕苦

懂得讓我流淚的人 給的感動一定是最深
在我心中留下傷痕 你同時點亮了星辰

看 那麼多相遇
偏偏只和你 天造地設般產生奇跡
哦 我心的縫隙
我想除了你 任誰也無法填補這空虛

How touching the love described in the lyrics is! Right right? So pure and innocent.. Aww.. *love struck eyes*

Okay fine. I just needed a distraction from my repro notes ... ANY distraction will do - no more Bleach for you okay, girl.

Aih right. I know I sound incoherent in this post, so yeah don't bother about me right? -_- Blame it on the exam! 2.5 days more! aikz. Better to stop rambling now. Ciao~

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Strike Out Boredom!

It's already thursday and boy, how time flies when one is struggling to keep one's head above water in med school.

Anyway, I'm feeling A-okay now (altho no one was kind enough to even give me a comforting comment *sniff sniff*) so yup, the sun is up and smilling again. Ohh, storm clouds come out to play when I'm in one of those moods so yeah beware, I do bite at times. :P

Ohhh riiite.

What shld I blog abt? My life that seems to be filled with study study study all the time? nooo way! All work and no play makes zzzyun a dull girl, remember? hehe.

So yeah, after the repetitive vicious cycles of lectures/study/do pbl/you know the drill lah for days' end, yesterday night we spontaneous happening people decided enough was enough and went bowling! yay yay.

It was pwetty fun and we played 3 games altogether. I who self-decided that I wasn't good in bowling beforehand, improved tremendously from scoring super low marks (that was eons ago though) to a self-bragged high score of 92 yesterday!

yes I know that is like not very high in some ppl's eyes but hey you shld see my scores in those earlier years. lol. mostly masuk longkang wan last time. Now probably only 1 or 2 times termasuk in a game.

And you know, I got a few lucky strikes and spares too! Something that never happened before..

How's that for improvement, huh? hehehe.

Btw, I'm slightly stiff all over now.. must be the sudden abrupt exercise I got from bowling. Better go jogging more often!!

oh... why am I blogging abt this? Is it very significant enough to warrant a total post abt it? Nah.. Not really.

but then my social life is pwetty dry recently (repro IS hard!) so yeah, gotta take what you got, ya know?

Erm I think I managed to end some of my sleepiness and boredom in this post. so signing off now.. more pbl notes to read up on.

PS: Tell you what, studying repro takes the fun out of sex. -_- Not that I'd know tho. LOL.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Of Masquerades And Candles

Stained Glass Masquerade
by Casting Crowns

Is there anyone that fails
Is there anyone that falls
Am I the only one in church today feelin' so small
Cause when I take a look around
Everybody seems so strong
I know they'll soon discover
That I don't belong

So I tuck it all away, like everything's okay
If I make them all believe it, maybe I'll believe it too
So with a painted grin, I play the part again
So everyone will see me the way that I see them

Are we happy plastic people
Under shiny plastic steeples
With walls around our weakness
And smiles to hide our pain
But if the invitation's open
To every heart that has been broken
Maybe then we close the curtain
On our stained glass masquerade

Is there anyone who's been there
Are there any hands to raise
Am I the only one who's traded
In the altar for a stage

The performance is convincing
And we know every line by heart
Only when no one is watching
Can we really fall apart

But would it set me free
If I dared to let you see
The truth behind the person
That you imagine me to be

Would your arms be open
Or would you walk away
Would the love of Jesus
Be enough to make you stay

I first saw the lyrics of this song in Crz's blog and the lyrics somehow struck me... and poignant as it was, it remained in my mind till now. I haven't heard the song yet (download taking a looong time) but no matter, the lyrics somehow ring true.

[don't worry I am still a free-thinker, just appreciate the lyrics okay]

Don't you notice how we act differently towards different people?

To some, we are more carefree and light-hearted. To others, we are more serious and we close our hearts to them by giving a blank unreadable face. In this world of deceit and treachery, it is safer to hide ourselves beneath a facade of apparent happiness, isn't it?

We act the role people assume us to be so well sometimes that we even trick ourselves that that is who we are.

Sometimes just sometimes, we are a tiny bit uncautious, we let a glimpse of the real us peek out. And instantly, it is frowned upon by others. I ask you, what's a girl gotta do?

Suddenly, I'm enlightened to the advantages of being a deaf and mute recluse. Dealing with people and making everyone satisfied is the hardest thing one can do and still remain true to oneself.

Anyhow, all this musing reminds me of a poem we read once in secondary school. Somehow I am able to appreciate it more now.

Out, Out Brief Candle
by William Shakespeare

She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more.
It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Aren't we all idiots sometimes?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Typically Asian

Yeap, the next exploration in the culinary world is a typical meal you will see everywhere in Asia. We Asians like to have it when we are sick... as it's easier on your GI tract.

Feast your eyes (yes a pun!) on...

The more fluid version of rice

This meal is not too hard but it took the bf and moi quite a long time to cook this up so to speak... coz we cudn't estimate how long it took to boil the chicken.

Anyway, when we finally managed to boil the chicken drumsticks [I didn't know that chicken had so much oil essence in it! it looked like oily chicken soup!], then we waited for it to cool before shredding it. After that, it was only a matter of adding the shreds of chicken meat into the porridge just before it's done.

We also boiled some salted eggs (coz I like it with my porridge!) and a steamed egg dish. but no photos of that sorry coz it's unphotogenic... *muahaha*

Well I'll only post photos of that when we have mastered the dish... it's normal to have mishaps now and then. :P Can't expect for us amateur cooks to be successful all the time, right? keke.

Anyway, we added the last of the nuts I brought with me from penang and some pepper - and voila! - we have a nice steaming meal of porridge!

*licks lips* yay tasty.

My Expression Of Self

Were you too harsh?

I do not know.

I do not want to be an arrogant person and assume I'm right all the time. (which logically I am not)

Maybe I do have a problem when it comes to expressing myself. Maybe I am too sensitive for my own freaking good. Maybe I'm too pushy.

Arrgh shucks I hate this.

Let me put this behind me. *don't even dwell back on it, girl*

yeah right. I wish.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

You Are The "Kee" To Our Hearts

That was what that was written on the birthday cake. Isn't it sweet? ^v^

yeap you guessed right! One of the last outings b4 the Raya break was to celebrate Kee's 21st birthday slightly early becoz his real one is sadly, during the Hari Raya break where everyone would be going home. Well I'm sad that I can't share the joy on the real day itself but an earlier celebration is the best alternative!

If you remember - I mentioned in this previous post that my friends were so funny to decide to surprise me in the carpark lobby near the lifts, I decided to give my dear dear the surprise of his life. (I alwix think that 21st birthdays shld be celebrated grandly *hint hint hehe*)

Therefore, mischievious moi decided to ask all his friends to hide in his bedroom with the cake and surprise him when he opens the door!! He would never discover it beforehand! keke. And there would be no anti-climax surprises that occured with mine. My friends accidentally surprised a malay couple that was walking silently in front of me LOL. I must admit I was surprised too, but then the effect of a bunch of ppl jumping right in your face and several metres in front of you is different. haha.

Oops digressed.

Anyway, the plan worked perfectly. I must admit, I was in a fluster, hurrying the rest of the people to the house after class while me and Tzen would work our Art of Delaying on Kee. haha. I must say, my plan of getting slides, returning and borrowing a book worked perfectly. So much so that they were sweating profusely in his room haha coz they can't on the fan when the candles are alight. poor things.

So I messaged them, warning of our eminent arrival so that they could prepare. I was so prepared that I even gave Leong the lighter a night before. Which turned out to be a blunder when Leong put it on the sofa, which naturally lead to a question of why is it there by Kee. Thankfully, that week he was kinda blur so he didn't ask more. :P

But all the preparation in the world couldn't prepare me for the last challenge. For once, he didn't go into his room but remained in the living room. I was for once at a loss of ideas to bluff him to go into his room. Luckily Tzen came up with the idea of borrowing his book. Kee was at first reluctant to bring the book out now (and it is weird to demand a book there and then saying he need it NOW especially when he was playing ps2 summore lol) but thk god Kee gave in and went to get the book in the end.

And so the surprise went as planned! ^v^ I was so happy that it turned out perfectly. There are so many factors that come into play when it comes to surprising ppl eh.. gotta work more on that.

Here's a photo of what Li Yann, Sue Wen and Pui Fun gave him during the party...

Kawaii, ain't it?

And lucky me, I get the girly half of the keychain even tho it isn't my birthday! hehehe...

Ohh.. you didn't think the celebrations ended just there, did you? Anyway, we went to Midvalley to have a nice dinner and watch a movie lo. After much discussion, we somehow ended up at Oh Sushi for dinner.

I think the decor there is absolutely fabulous! See see!

Unfortunately, I can't say much of the food. Compared to other japanese sushi restaurants, this one was hontoni expensive! And the bento sets weren't much to boast abt either. Only the California Roll plus other small sushi taste not bad. oh well, guess I still like Sakae Sushi the best. yummy bento sets there!

Anyway, we talked crap so much that we were almost late for the movie. We wanted to watch Resident Evil at first - and yes this time we did book tickets - however not all of the crowd wanted to watch it so in the end, we switched to The Bourne Ultimatum.

this particular poster is cool but it's not the one shown in Msia I think.

You know what, this movie is a must watch! Very cool and intelligent sort of movie. And full of action too! It's amazing to watch how Bourne keeps pulling the stops on the evil police organization that's gone on a killing spree. Justice prevails! Btw, I think he's more real that James Bond and all that suave crap. so put this movie in your choice of must-watchs okay! hehe.

Well my post can't finish without showcasing the rest of the prezzies he got.

This gift is by his college friends.

Woo! Hugo brand Cologne leh! don't play play.. hehe

Next gift is by Zherlin, Keeping, Tzen and LiShan.

yes a white tie! ooo... shiny.

Well, you didn't think that I myself would be so blur to forget a prezzie for my dear dear, right? :P

Okla, last but not least, the next one up is my gift...

yeah after much thought and lots time spent of gift-hunting (thks to tzen & meow for helping me with the trip!), I decided to get him a vest!

He will be able to match it with his formal shirts! keke. hope he likes it! =)

Well, that was how we celebrated Kee's birthday lo..

Nothing exactly extravagant but pretty memorable too. I hope he enjoys it as much we did. ^v^

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Art of Art

Boo! I'm back!

Gomen for the slight-unplanned-hiatus. Been kinda busy and the post that is in progress is in need of a few photos that I'm still waiting for.

Anyway, here's a distraction. A post to showcase the drawings done by my bf for my uni's art competition (last year and this year).

Behold:-

Reflection

A mother reflecting back on the birth of her firstborn.

I think it's very touching oh! hehe. Anyway, he got first place last year for this drawing.. I think it has a lot to do abt how meaningful the drawing was.. =)

And this is this year's art piece:

Medicine: His-Story

Given the title of History of Medicine (thus leading to the art piece's aptly-title, don't you think so? it was my idea hehe), this art piece showcases the different facets of medicine. Various cultures are depicted here - Egyptian, Greek, Chinese and modern medicine.

This art competition is an international one so the prizes are pretty tempting! rm2500 for first prize leh! o.O and rm500 for consolation!

Anyway, I think this drawing is pretty detailed and the content fits the title given. I saw the other participants' pieces yesterday and I must say, I'm impressed. The art pieces submitted were really good! although some kinda don't really fit the title though. Creative license eh?

Oh.. I think I've runned out of things to ramble about. Did I manage to distract you? hehe..

Well I wish I could draw like that... *sigh* Nevermind, at least I think I'm good when it comes to words and ideas! *hint hint* keke...

Friday, October 19, 2007

Homegrown

My frens would probably remember me saying how much I miss my mum's cooking and how I wish I was as half as a good cook as she is.

Well, here are some of her dishes in full glory. ooo so yummy!

(paiseh my camera phone isn't capable of doing justice to the food that she cooks -_- hope that my photoshop skills can help a bit...)

First up is...

Can't believe it leh, that my mum also know how to make Loh Bak. :P She really has talent as a cook, most of the new food she tries to make will turn out successful eh! geng.

Anyway, this Loh Bak can rival those served by Little Penang Cafe. At least you know for sure that my mum uses real ingredients! hehe.

Second dish up is...


This dish is really good! The fish used is sting ray actually if you didn't know what sort of fish they used in your curry. One doesn't get to eat sting ray too often outside as it's expensive. hehe.

Anyway, I lurve the sourness given out by the tomatoes mixed with the spiciness of the dish keke. oh ya I really like tomatoes in my food, if cooked correctly of coz.

Next up is...


yes my mum knows how to make Bak Kut Teh too! hehe. Of coz the best I've ever tasted was a famous shop in KL [my uncle brought me there and sorry I think I haven't tasted the so-called best in Klang yet] but then the Bak Kut Teh my mum makes is pretty good too...

And you guys normally know that dishes with that chinesy herbal smell really gross me out. o.O Somehow I do enjoy eating Bak Kut Teh tho. hehe.

Last but not least is...


Yes Lam Mee the penang way!! How I miss this when I was in KL, they just don't have this tasty noodle in their hawker stalls.

This soup is cooked with pork and lots of prawn, giving it a sweet taste. Then the eggs are fried in a way so that they are in very thin sheets, giving a new sort of texture. Add the egg and noodle in the soup and voila, you have a delicacy!

This is my absolute favourite out of the four dishes above - and mind you, I am just simply picking four dishes that I have photos off - my mum's range of delicious dishes is so much more than that...

oh my these photos of food are getting my tummy in a rumble... huhu.

Alright, ciao for now!

PS: I'm going back to KL tomorrow morning - yes hols are coming to an end *boohoo* and weirdly, for once I don't feel exactly exhilarated by that. Hmm.. weird. oh well, whatever.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Love Of A Dad

Hey, this is a very touching poem by a saddened dad that I got in my email today. Just thought that I'd like to share the beauty of it with you guys.


To My Child:

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face
and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear,
and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry
and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink,
and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off,
and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble
when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck,
and I will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry
about what you are going to be when you grow up,
or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies,
and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's
and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story
about how you were born and how much I love you.
Just for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late
while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours,
and miss my favourite TV shows.
Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray,
I will simply be grateful
that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.

I will think about the mothers and fathers
who are searching for their missing children,
the mothers and fathers
who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms.
The mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms
watching their children suffer senselessly and screaming inside that little body

And when I kiss you goodnight,
I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer.
It is then, that I will thank God for you,
and ask him for nothing,
except one more day...