Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goodbye 2008

And finally it is that time of reflection again.

What is it about the coming new year that always make us want to look back and be nostalgic for the days that have gone by?

For me, the greater first half of 2008 was an awesome year. It was my last semester in IMU and I wanted to make it count. And despite the difficulties we were made to endure for sem5 and eos5, I'm glad to say - I cherished every single day spent with my friends. :)

We ploughed thru MSK and CNS with dogged determination. Do you still remember that funny phrase by a lecturer? Tom, Dick and Harry! haha.. the other more obscene one I shall leave it for you to remember yourself :P

Do you remember the endless days we spent at the library mugging for the huge exam? Forcefully swallowing those lecture notes. Those days were hard but I think beneath the boredom and frustration, we were happy. really. We cracked lame jokes, talked crap and played silly pranks on each other. (I think we're just trying to stop ourselves from losing our minds :P) But we were just happy to be together.

There were many other good times too, too many to reenumerate here. Memories that suddenly appear in one's mind during those idle moments before sleep comes.

After the exam, we went to many places and we did some crazy things - memories that will last me my entire lifetime. :)

Being the noob I was, apparently I couldn't hold my liquor. I guess I must train up a bit or else I will have a hard time socializing in aussie? But then I wanna have a normal liver wo.. o.O

Then there was the post-exam Redang trip, which I think must be one of the best trips of all the trips we undertook in the past few years. We just concentrated on having fun fun fun!! ^^

The later part of 2008 wasn't too bad either but most of the time I was on break. There were a few unhappy incidences but they were inevitable so yeah. just gotta put it behind me. The best time was the month I spent in Seremban. It was tiring no doubt, but I just felt happy to see my friends and of coz, my dear dear once again. :)

Hey I notice my memory is better when it comes to things that count!

And now, slowly but surely, it is nearing the end of 2008. And with the start of 2009, it will be the dawn of a new chapter in my life.

Starting all over again at a place called Perth. To make new friends and adapt to life in a foreign country and not to forget, adapt to the hectic lifestyle in clinicals. I guess I can safely say I'm one step nearer to graduation.

Inside, I am but a jumble of nerves - of excitement and nervousness. But yes, come what may - I will welcome what 2009 holds for me with open arms.

My wish is that everyone will find happiness no matter where they are and what they are doing. :) Hence, Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bottle Of Love

While I wait for my illness to bore itself out (apparently it's not bored yet, can you believe it? I'm already bored to tears), here's a short post.

Been meaning to post this up ages ago but I decided to clear the dust out of the older posts first. But no fear, it is finally here.

Here's the gift that Pui Fun and Sue Wen gave me for my 21st birthday! They passed it to me during the gathering in Seremban.

isn't it so lovely and thoughtful?

it's a bottle of messages by all my friends :D

I'm only supposed to read the messages when I'm in aussieland

and the quota is one message a day

Haha, don't worry, considering my curious nature, so far I've been successful in restraining myself from opening it :P

Thank you so much for the gift! ^v^ I love it!

I'll definitely still be able to feel the love of my friends even though I'm far away from all of you.

May our friendship be like wine - the older it gets, the better it is! :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Season greetings! Tis a festive season, isn't it? Anyway, merry christmas to all my readers! ^^

And guess what? Of all my luck, I had to choose today to fall sick -.- I think I probably got the infection from a friend I met a few days ago who had just recovered. Sigh.

Well, am now having a cough which is getting progressively worse, mild fever (?) and severe body aches. Really hate the latter coz I don't feel like doing anything except lying on my bed and relieving myself of the aches. (omg sound like old lady!)

Okay I don't think you guys are really that eager to know the details la haha.

So yeah, just a simple merry christmas from me! I might do the review of 2008/new year resolutions for 2009 post if I feel like it hehe. Till then, cya!

Need to get more rest~ (as thought slept whole day still not yet enough)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Here is the whole heartfelt article by a senior doctor about the attitude of the house-officers he has worked with in the past.


How do you call yourself a doctor when you do not even know how to perform CPR? Most importantly, one must work with a conscience. Yes, they are allowed to make mistakes, but never at the expense of the patient’s life due to their lousy attitude or severe deficiency in knowledge.

To the parents of these young doctors, have you heard the other side of the story before defending your children? Did they tell you why they got scolded at work?

And if you find out that your child caused a patient’s death, simply due to his poor knowledge and lousy working attitude, will you be able to sleep well at night?

To the house officers who complain a lot, if you can’t even handle negative comments from your senior colleagues, how can you survive when you face demanding patients and family members?


Being a medical student myself, I am a tad disappointed to hear this. I'm not saying that I am very good, far from it actually - but I plan to improve myself in the next few years, hopefully I will be able to meet all the expectations one would have of a houseman by then. Must gambate!

It saddens me when there are people who choose medicine purely just because their parents force them into it or they are just out hunting for the glory - and when they are deep in it, they realise they have no passion for it at all - and yes sometimes they managed to scrap through and pass out as a doctor. But after that what happens?

You get doctors who are not passionate about their line of work, are sloppy and do not care about patients' welfare. In one word, they are dangerous.

I remember what a doctor used to tell us students - his aim is to not to make us into smart Dr. House-like doctors. His aim is to train us into competent SAFE doctors. So simple yet so true.

I can't figure out how these housemen cope with it. Does the fact that they had indirectly cause the death of a patient due to their carelessness or incompetence pains them? Do they wake up in the middle of the night with a guilty conscience? Do they even care that people's lives are in their hands?

Of coz, this is just a generalization and the group in question is probably a minority. There are many good hardworking housemen/doctors out there who are doing their best for their patients - and for that, I applaud them. Keep up the good work! I hope I will be able to emulate in your footsteps...

I will never forget the doctors who scolded (or will be scolding) me harshly in medical school. Coz they are the ones who woke me up to the fact that my knowledge is not up to scratch and I need to buck up more. Coz they are the ones who sincerely want us to be good doctors like them, serving the masses with their best effort.

I hope I will remember these words the next time I'm reprimanded by a senior doctor. Cause when they do, it means they care about us. I hope I will not take their harsh words to heart but instead use them as a motivator for me to gain more knowledge.

I also hope that the next few years will serve me well so that I will be able to become a competent and safe doctor. It's not an easy journey but I will give it my very best!

Another Function For Your Cellphone?

A new MacGyver-esque cellphone hack could bring cheap, on-the-spot disease detection to even the most remote villages on the planet. Using only an LED, plastic light filter and some wires, scientists at UCLA have modded a cellphone into a portable blood tester capable of detecting HIV, malaria and other illnesses.

Click here to see original article.


I am sure your reaction now would fall somewhere between the range of incredulous-ness and amazement. For me, I am not sure how accurate will the test results be or how feasible the plan is, but so far, it seems like a pretty cool invention.

Just imagine a possibility, in the future, doctors wouldn't need to send blood samples to labs for testing. Just need to wave their cellphones (erm how do they work by the way?) and voila instant results! haha.

Let's see how it will turn out, shall we?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

For Myself

Countdown: 29 days left - am wishing that the hands of the clock will go a bit faster..

I've been thinking of what to write here. There are a lot of emotions I would like to pen here, but alas this blog is too public and god knows who is reading.

How often do you find yourself forming perfectly beautiful sentences in your head, revising them again and again to get that perfect effect you wanted - only to realise that actually writing those down would be too much of a giveaway of your true feelings to the whole wide world.

Recently, I had come to realise, there are certain things no matter how hard you try to change the outcome - you won't be able to get what you want. No matter how you try your best to please that person, it will never ever happen. Coz all these are out of our control. The outcome has been determined since birth.

Sometimes when I look at what others have, the simple pleasures they take granted for - and I envy them - for being lucky enough to not know how it feels to not have those.

Being the silly girl I am, I predict that I will probably struggle with these issues again in the not-so-distant-future. But till then, I pray for a reflective serene mindset as I get things going. Maybe by then, I would find it in me to be able to forgive, I am afraid I won't be able to go so far as forgetting though.

The only thing that I am thankful for is that all my hard work till now had not gone to waste. I will be able to use it to weave potential futures.

And the only thing I am sure of is that - this time around - I will be doing it for myself.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

IMU Ball: A Sensational Symphony

Yet again this is old news but I am slowly churning out the drafts fermenting in my blogger dashboard haha.

Yup just some ramdom pics from the IMU Ball!! Already photoshopped them so it'd be a pity to let them go to waste right? hehe.

Kee Ping, Alicia, Kee and I were in charge of general decor and backdrop.

So this is what we did for each table.

cute yet romantic at the same time right!

the 3 balloon blobs are balloons filled with water then twisted into that apple shape.

we put glitter and a floating transparency with the words Imu Ball: A Sensational Symphony (hoho painstakingly written by me :P) into those balloons!

dont you love how the light from the candle illuminate the balloons!

I only have pics from here and there coz I don't have a camera la yeah. Cant wait to get one of my own.

This is the corsage my dear dear got for me. <3

It's so sweet of him but 3 roses bundled together to place on my wrist is a bit too bulky la haha.

And omg I love my hair! Li Shan, that hairdresser's curling power is too geng ade!

the curls super duper nice right?

come on admit it! :P

I wonder if I should get a permanent curl or just buy a curler to do it myself, oh well probably no time to "pan leng" also la hmm =(

Anyway, here's the extra body art they did for each of us.

on the side of my right calf, nice ka?

I should have asked for one on my shoulder instead - more striking that way

Well I certainly had a nice time at the ball, but I think the ballroom was too packed and everything was a bit disorganized. Too much photo-taking when people shld be sitting down to a nice dinner together. =/ And I wished the dance floor was larger too, didn't get to dance at all sigh.

But on the overall, it was a wonderful night. Thank you to those who made it possible. :) Especially to De Jun, Ball president! Congrats on a great job done!

To end this post, here's the IMU Ball Video that made many of us almost teared.. T_T haha maybe they wanted to sabo the girls' makeup kua :P

Sry for the blurry quality - but it is a great video, especially the front part, very touching.

it is difficult to say goodbye to all the lovely memories

I noticed I am in quite a lot of the pics wo! haha

Anyway, thank you for all the great memories, my friends. :) I am going to miss all of you.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thirty Three Days

So yeap, there you have it, the countdown has finally begun. But actually I'm quite looking forward to it!

33 days before I fly off to a foreign land, with only 1 friend in tow. (We're going to paint the town red, right Debbi? ^^)

Wait, tat sounded pretty familiar, I think I said something like that before!

Looking back, I realised that I'd changed a lot from the young girl that was eager to start her medical studies 3 years ago.

Ah how naive I was then! There were so many things I had not seen before, so many types of people I have never met before! I was still like a pupa in my little cocoon, waiting to become a butterfly so that I can explore beyond the leaves I spent my childhood munching on.

Okayyy, that analogy sounds a bit weird.. haha.

I still remember the day when my dad left me at vista on my own, and I hardly knew anybody there. I was left to my own devices for a few days before orientation started. Those days were spent drifting aimlessly, and eating at FoodAve for a few lonesome meals.

Then I got to know a few people from orientation esp frm my group (Ballbusters! :P) but things aren't always that easy.

I made it my goal to get to know more people during sem 1, but I think if truth were to be told, I only felt like I had a place to belong to during sem 2. Through coincidence, fate or whatever you call it, I'd found my close clique of friends. :) Friends that really matter.

And now the cycle starts again. How many times have we gone through this uncertainty? Primary sch, high sch, college, uni and... now?

I realised that this twinning program is a cruel way of yanking friends away from each other and then forcing one to start over again from scratch.

Of coz I know that the twinning program is a good one, letting some of us seek different opportunities abroad. I guess I should be excited and all - to study in a foreign land (and I AM excited!) - it's just that saying goodbye to friends that have proven themselves true is never easy.

Yes there's always the saying tat true friends will not be affected by distance and time. True of coz, but there are times you wish they were there physically with you - to experiences the same things as you do, to hold your hand when you're down, to lend you a ear to listen to your woes and that you may do the same for them.

But as I'd always given this advice to others: "look at the bright side of things", so today I'll take my own advice.

*raised eyebrow but starts self-psychotherapy anyway*

I'm going to start on another amazing journey - new places to explore, new sights to see, new people to meet, new things to learn! - so I am gonna enjoy it in all its entirety. Work hard, play hard!!

There might be times where there will be obstacles (I think I can imagine like a few hundred possibilities after my experiences in vista) but hey, what is life if not made up of ups and downs eh?

Okie gogogo!

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Road Not Taken

I rarely blog about this stuff, often preferring instead to keep it away from prying eyes, and store it in a safe corner of my heart, for me to examine at leisure, for me to relive it in my head alone.

But recent events have given me a glimpse of the other fork in the crossroads. Of where it might lead if one is not careful. Trying hard to peer at what lead down the road not taken, so that there will be no misstep that might result in one ending up there.

There are just too many factors to examine, to analyse, too many questions to ask. And there are some variables that are just too intangible. A fluke maybe?

Are some things fated from the start? Or can we mere human beings do something to change the outcome?

I've always believed in that "we can't change the cards we are dealt with, but we can change how we play our hand."

The cards that we are dealt with are not easy ones - there are many distractions, many temptations, many instances where patience is sorely tested.

But the core is strong yes, so I will still continue to have faith in us. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kelantan Trip

This post will be abt my family trip to Kelantan a few weeks back. Just a brief one, so will be mostly pictures k!

All of the pictures below were taken by my bro coz he is the one with the camera.

After an excruciating 6 hours drive of being squished in a car, Uncle Chew (my dad knew him when he worked in Kelantan as a HO long ago) welcomed us warmly and took us for a late lunch at this kopitiam, at first glance it doesn't look much, but the food was certainly yummy!

fried chicken that tasted absolutely different!

probably because it was 'ayam kampung' so the meat was really lean & crispy!

delicious mutton that is oh-so-tender

And there some other dishes too but dont want to make you guys salivate too much over your keyboard la haha.

After that, we went to this place that sells batik/sarong and the women start ooh-aahing over them while the rest just hung about. Personally, the batik isn't too bad looking (have some nice patterns too) but I'd prefer them in a more unconventional design! [think those normal fancy gowns you see outside but made with batik]

We then went back to the hotel to refresh ourselves. We stayed at the Grand Riverview Hotel and for its reasonable price, the room and decor was really nice and comfy. I didn't have any 'initial insomnia' problems that I'd normally have while sleeping in a new place. Btw it was really beside a river! Luckily it didn't overflow!

After that, Uncle Chew brought us to have a sumptuous dinner with his whole extended family too!

look at all the clean plates! was that a 10 course meal or what? oh my!

and I think my bro only rmbed to take photos after everything was cleared haha

There was a lot of seafood (which is not my fav btw) but most of it tasted nice. Personally loved how they fried the kangkung till it tasted so crispy! A good way to bluff vege-haters to get some vege into their system! :P

Well, we then went to KB Mall, which is the largest mall in Kota Bahru.

eh not bad, this mall lives up to expectations!

Oh ya, the only way this mall is different from a normal one is that it doesn't have a cinema!

Yes, apparently cinemas are not allowed in Kelantan unless all lights are on (yaloh can do hanky panky in the dark hor) - which defeats the purpose of going to a cinema in the first place, right? That's why all the cinemas close shop after that rule was set out. *shrugs*

Okay la better go to Day 2 or you all will be bored to death ade. For the second day, we went to visit some touristy sites.

And believe this or not, despite Kelantan being an islamic state under PAS, they have two huge-ass Buddha figurines here and it's really peaceful actually.

enormous Sleeping Buddha

smaller Buddhas, and they have all the zodiac animals too

you can see the snake one here

We then went off for lunch. Banana Leaf Rice!! One of my favs after I was introduced to it in that mamak shop in Sri Petaling.

and can you believe how long a history this shop has?

coz my dad enjoyed the very same dish years ago! haha

And guess who has the same discerning taste buds? :P

our very (in)famous Dr. Chua Soi Lek!

Nah, this picture as proof if you don't believe me hehe

Then the next site we went on to visit another huge Buddha. The Sitting Buddha!

see how large the buddha is compared to us!

And the last place we went to is this famous beach in Kelantan called Pantai Cahaya Bulan (Moonlight Beach). If you still remember your history, this was the first place the Japanese troops landed in Malaya in 1941.

And no, I didn't remember my history. That nugget of infomation was provided by dad.

blue skies, palm trees, a sandy beach

And here's another interesting trivia. It wasn't always Moonlight Beach before this.

Its old name was Pantai Cinta Berahi (the Beach of Passionate Love!!) and no prizes for guessing why they changed it to its current name haha.

Maybe it gave people ideas, huh? *wink wink*

see how strong the waves were! coz it was near to the monsoon season

Anyway that was it for Day 2, well the interesting parts anyway. No more photos so I dunno what else to elaborate from my shrinking brain.

Nothing special for the last day, we just said our goodbyes and went on our way.

Thank you for your kind hospitality, Auntie and Uncle Chew! :) We certainly enjoyed ourselves!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My New Laptop

Alright! My new baby is finally here! My new latop, that is. :D

After much thought and discussion with frenz, in the end, I settled for this - Dell's Studio 15.

from the front - oozing sexiness

I got this from a retailer from PC Fair as there was a good promotion!

Here are the specs:

  • Processor: Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology - Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P8400 (2.26GHz)
  • Memory: 3GB DDR-2 SDRAM
  • Monitor: 15.4" WXGA WLED Display with TrueLife™
  • Hard Drive: 320GB Hard Drive
  • Graphic Card: ATI Mobility Radeon
  • Warranty: 1 Year

All for the price of RM3299!!

And throw in a free external hard disc drive of 160GB (which is just great coz I needed one too!), a 2GB thumbdrive I wheedled out of the salesperson (I think I must have didn't lay on the charm enough haha, coz he was reluctant to gimme the 4GB wan -_-) and a great hamper of stuff ranging from optical mouse, coolant, keyboard protector etc.

I got the purple maroon one - nice onot?

So far, I'm pretty satisfied with it - just one tiny fact that it's a bit bulky for me, as the screen is 15.4 inches.

But other than that, all seems ok so far, with a few hitches which were mostly due to my own silliness haha.

Let's hope all goes well for this!! *cross fingers*

PS: But it's weird, I kinda miss my old lappie too... ='( Maybe because I had already gotten so used to it... Anyway, it's now in my younger sister's hands ade. So that next time when go aussie, I can webcam with my family ade! hehe..

PPS: And yeah, typing this 1st post on my new laptop feels different also.. hence this boring straightforward post lo. Lack of inspiration... :P

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Check out this site for some quick revision of ECG! It's pretty useful I think.

yalah, I felt regretful when I realised I couldn't interpret properly the ECG spotter question given by Darren in this post. =(

Looks like I better brush up the areas which I'm weak in soon! Must motivate myself to STUDY!! even though it's holidays!


And yeah, I just found out the my laptop won't be arriving tomorrow. Why? Because the people at the shop just called me saying that they can't courier the laptop to my house if I didn't pay it in full.

They definitely said the opposite when I paid the deposit on saturday. Now the lady tells me that was because the person who told me that it could be done was a part-timer.

Okay fine, but then why must the full-timers wait till so many days before contacting me? Then I could have just bank in the money earlier ma...

The thing better arrive in the best condition...!!


Went to the Education Fair today with my cousin and our dads. Just thought will drop by for fun, and to see the opportunities available. And I notice that there were many booths there that offer medicine.

And I wonder to myself.. why do so many people want to do medicine? Why do I even want to do medicine?



Of coz I was just kidding. -_- hahaha..

That's my answer for those that think the normal altruistic answer of "I want to help people" is just not good enough for them when they ask the inevitable question of "why do you want to be a doctor?"

So there.

PS: Just thought I'll whip up a quick rambly post for once! I realised some of my recent ones are a tad too structured for effect. *blink blink*

Monday, December 08, 2008

Fudge Brownie

sinfully sweet dessert!! :)

Here is the really simple recipe:

(no oven baking required! only baking weighing scales and measurement spoon needed)


  • 1 egg
  • 80g of butter
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of sultanas (raisins)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 225g plain biscuits crushed (I used Digestive biscuits coz it's healthier)


  • Crush the biscuits into tiny crumbs. The finer the better.
  • Crack the egg into a small bowl and beat it till its colour lightens.
  • In a medium saucepan, add the butter and sugar.
  • Heat and stir till the butter and sugar dissolves and bubbles.
  • Remove it from heat, add the vanilla essence and beaten egg. Mix it well.
  • Then stir in the crushed biscuits and sultanas, mixing it thoroughly. (I added some white choc chips in here too!)
  • Press the mixture well and flat in a container and while still warm, cover the top with the icing. (will be mentioned how to make below)
  • As you can see, I'd added some chocolate chips right onto the icing! I love choc chips!
  • Then chill it in the fridge for a few hours. (It's up to you how long actually, coz I did mine overnight.)


  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 50g of choc pieces (the type for baking sort)


  • In another saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and water.
  • Stir over low heat until it is dissolved.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Then take off the heat and add the choc pieces stirring until they are dissolved and let it cool for 5 mins or until good spreading consistency.
  • OR you can do it this way. For me, I added the choc pieces in straight after, but to prevent the chocolate from being burnt, heat it using the double boiler method.
  • After that, spread the icing evenly onto the biscuits mixture which you had press evenly into a container just now.


  • After taking it out of the fridge, cut it into small bite sized pieces.
  • You can eat this on its own or add it to vanilla ice cream, it tastes absolutely heavenly!
  • Serve and enjoy the sweet goodness! ^v^

To make the fudge brownie in the picture above, I had doubled everything in this recipe as I wanted a thicker slice. Especially more icing haha!

Btw, I'd made some modification to the original recipe, hope you don't mind, Michelle! (I minus out some of the sugar and butter as the first attempt was a bit too sweet/oily, and since I'd added some choc chips too!)

Original recipe can be found here.

Isn't it so simple? This dessert is definitely a favourite of mine. :D Yes, I have a sweet tooth! haha.. Anyway, hope you guys will like it too! Lemme know how it turns out.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

The Gathering

Finally it is time to blog abt the gathering! Yeah this post is backdated by a few weeks, but better late than never right! haha.

On friday night, we went to meet those arriving from other states and we had dinner in this posh place called Kensington. To celebrate Jane and David Lee's birthday too. :) The atmosphere there was rather romantic and the food delicious! My carbonara-sort of pasta was yummy but it was too cheesy that I couldn't finish it in the end.

That night, we went back and some of us (namely the girls, Kee and me of coz!) started work on our Fudge Brownie. Coz it needs sometime to be chilled in the fridge first. I shall post up the recipe later up in this post k? By the time we finished, it was quite late ade. Half dead. x_x


The next day, we rose early and Khee Chun brought us to this famous curry mee place in Seremban. It was some distance away but it was worth it. Word has it that this place is often packed with visitors so we're lucky that we arrived and ordered just b4 a throng of ppl appeared out of nowhere. haha.

Anyway, the difference btw this curry mee and others is that the gravy/soup is really genuine curry! And they are very generous with their servings too! For me, the best part was their "tau pok" (those spongy bits floating in the soup) coz when you put it in your mouth, it has this fragrant buttery taste and when you bite, all the soup accumulated inside fills your mouth.

I'm salivating just thinking abt it. Hey maybe I have a talent in food reviews after all! Didn't that sounded absolutely yummy? :P

After that, we went to have one of the last karaoke sessions in Greenbox! We started around 11 and finished around 3. It was fun, but seemed to be missing a few of the usual singing kakis! sigh.

Anyway by that time, us girls and Eugene who offered to help were pretty rushed for time coz we still needed to cook so much stuff for the dinner party that night! The rest of the afternoon was spent solely on cooking and catching up!

We had so much fun mashing potatoes, mixing pasta, frying nuggets (alamak had to experiment summore rmb? non-stick wok very hard to use), didnt we? :) The whole process took longer than we expected so we arrived abt half an hour late. But no matter la, due to msian time, some of the guests just arrived in time.

The only two cameras available died pretty early so only got 2 photos of the food. Forgot to take pics of the pasta!! Nvm, I shall make it again next time then show you guys okay? ^^

So this is the mashed potato, following Pui Fun's bro's recipe.

took pretty long to make but turned out very smooth, buttery and yummy!

would be nicer if we're able to make gravy though

Don't have pics of the pasta nevermind, I shall describe it to you. Li Yann and I copied it from the one of the pastas we tasted in Italinianies once hehe. Pretty successful imitation, I must say!

Just imagine pasta mixed with thinly slices pieces of apple, sprinkle in some sweet raisins and with a dressing of mayonaise and served chilled. When you eat the pasta, the perfect cold sweet taste of the apple and raisins lingers on your tongue and blends with the mild saltiness of the dressing. The result? Yummy-licious!

See? Told you I'm good at describing food eating haha! Anyone want me to review their restaurant? *wink wink*

Hopefully I'll be able to upgrade my cooking skills more when I get to aussie. :)

Before I digress more, the other foods available were nuggets (fried by us), kfc bucket, cordial drinks and vanila ice cream (contributed by the guys who didnt cook haha). Sounds delicious, right?

And now time to announce one of the main stars of the night!

*Tada* The lovely Fudge Brownie!

our sinfully sweet dessert

Taste especially good with vanila ice cream :)

I can sense this post is getting a bit too long so the recipe shall be in another post k? sorry! This picture I included as a teaser first k? hehe.

Okay enough abt how yummy the food is. we know. :P

Despite that not-so-little-hitch, I am still glad that some of my close friends were able to gather under one roof that night, enjoy dinner and talk together. (Though I must say, the topic of conversation has much to be desired for a party of coz)

I realised my previous notion of reliving the success of the previous surprise dinner party was naive. The people are slightly different. The activities are different. The feel is different. Even the time is different - 2 years later.

I think all I can do is hold close to my heart the memories of that night of fun and laughter. :) Of coz, who wudnt laugh when you remember the image of the 2 guys playing matrix ping pong? hehehe..

So.. the dinner party passed just like that. After months of planning. I guess age is catching up on us, coz we didn't stay up to play mahjong or chat the night away. Well we had been up and running since morning anyway.


On sunday morning, Khee Chun brought us to this nice dim sum place. Lemme tell you, the dim sum is CHEAP!! The place was air-conditioned and we ate till our hearts' content (which is saying something as there were quite a lot of hungry guys in our group!) and each of us paid less than rm10! cool.

I like dim sum with yam.. oops too random ade. haha.

So after that very fulfilling brunch, I went back with the girls for some last catching up. Before Li Yann and Pui Fun goes back to KL. And Eugene then went back a few days later.

And thus that concludes our gathering. Hope there will be many more to come in the future! And hopefully more ppl will turn up please!!

Dinner Gang RAWRS!

(Btw can we find a better name please?)

Thursday, December 04, 2008


I realised that what I have always wanted has always been that - an escape.

I know I said that a few months ago, but apparently some things do not change. Some things are IMPOSSIBLE to change.

Why do I even keep making these futile attempts?

It's like I am the child who plays with fire, who still foolishly continue to play with it, even though I know it's hot and will burn me.

Maybe I'm a coward for wanting to runaway. But I finally came to the realisation that sometimes, there are some things in life that can't be changed, no matter how much I try.

It's true the chinese proverb: "it is easier to change the landscape of a land, than to expect a person to change his character".

And the only thing one can do to make oneself happier is to put some distance between the negative thing and oneself.

People often use their own circumstances, their own experiences as a sort of measure - at times without even trying to put themselves in others' shoes.

Sometimes, all I want is someone who can understand and not judge me by what I'm saying. To listen to me with an open mind.


I wrote that last night but couldn't post it up as something went wrong with the internet halfway.

Anyway, I think I've found someone who will really listen. :) Thank you for the nice FB message! You know who you are.

Now, I think I finally know why people often like to come to me with their problems. Coz I listen with an open heart and an open mind. I try my best to understand their situation and put myself in their shoes, and think "if it was me, how would I feel?"

If you keep judging people whenever others tell you their problems, they would not want to confide in you the next time. Coz what's the point?

It's easy to HEAR but not easy to LISTEN.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

V-Day Gifts

Okay this post is like SUPER backdated (I mean it was during february this year ah!), but I was waiting patiently for the last photo ma.

Anyway, as I continue slowly photoshopping other photos and writing posts I long ago promised, here's a post featuring the V-Day gifts the bf and I gave each other! XD

So this is how he presented his gift to me!

sucha nice box, filled with hearts! <3

Guess what was in the box?? It's this!!

omg the lil octopus is just too cute for words! haha..

and you know what, you can use it to record a message!

press the red star to record, and the blue star for playback

Thank you, dear! =)


Here's my prezzie to him.

what's in the envelope? *suspense suspense*

do you like how I decorated it? :)

Here's the back part.

okay nothing much, just to show off~ :P

Tada! Get ready and check out the gift!

yup it was a handmade puzzle, forgot to take pics when they were still in pieces

and I had so much fun watching him slowly piece them together!

To form the lovely picture below!

nice ah nice ah???

*jumps up and down*

I drew it from scratch leh!! and I coloured it using colours pencils! then cut it into puzzle bits hehe.

As you probably can guess, the picture signifies something that I hope will come true in the future. ^v^

And yah, here's the last picture!

I was waiting for him to get it framed!

Nice right? Can hang at home as a decoration ade leh..

haha maybe I have a talent in this :P

Okla, that's all for now. Thanks dear dear, for your gift and I hope you like yours as well. :)

And guys, maybe from this post, you can get more ideas on what to give to your other half for Valentine's day!

PS: If you are so kaypoh interested, here's how we celebrated V-Day this year.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Old-School Games

Finally got the influx of pics. Will slowly photoshop them before putting them up here k?

Anyway, in this post I wanna share with you guys some of the popular games I played during my childhood days. I'm refering to video games coz I grew up in an urban sort of environment so only had minimal experience of playing those traditional games (eh but I did play 'Iceman' wo? smtg like 'Fire & Ice' I think. and also jumping boxes drawn on the ground wan, what do you call it ah?)

Well, I'm sure those born in the 1980's (Generation Y!!) would probably have at least seen some of these before. It was the era of game consoles before the PlayStation started taking over the market.

And now, comparing them with the current ones, one can clearly see the difference in the advancement of technology. And start reminizing/laughing at how noob the old ones were, but dont play play le, in those days, they were the forefront of technology le!! And provided us kids with hours of endless fun =)

So do you remember this?

lol the way the penguins wobbled abt is so cute!

and this is not easy to play le, the floor alwix very slippery wan =/

How about this?

Road Fighters! omg I rmb getting hooked on this during primary 6

coz someone sneakily installed it in the comp labs :P

this is where I learn my driving skills from (no wonder they are almost nil lol)

Eh this next one not bad too! Needs good hand-eye-brain-coordination!

goal of the game is to manoveur the cat to avoid the mice while picking up the items!

I like bouncing the cat on the trampoline boink boink :P but be careful coz it'll break!

Okay the next one is a favourite of my sis. yah dont be surprised, even Generation Z kids might find these games interesting, even tho they have more high tech ones available now! haha..

I tried playing it too with her insistence, not bad woh.

very funny when u upgrade ur level from normal boxing gloves to a tank!

And this one I clearly rmb playing during my childhood, I quite like it somehow hehe..

Must bomb open all doors with a skull on it to get the keys or rescue a miniature fren.

of coz must avoid the rats and the fat gun-shooting uncles haha!

Okay I think the next one is funny. Still remember it?

first level you are supposed to tame a lion to jump thru all the fire hoops safely.

I think the next level you are supposed to walk on a tight rope and jump over chimps! >.<

For the next one, I don't think I played it before last time but my frenz did. and it was a shame, coz this one is really fun!!

I later only realised apparently can take things to throw at the stupid robot dogs!!

my sis loves this too, before that it was just a hassle having to try to avoid everything! now can throw ade lol

Next one is Battle City! I love the theme song in front!

needs a bit of decisive planning and quick action!

I remember playing this alot during the good ol' days~

And last but not least, the most classic of all old-school games. You at least shld be able to remember this!

one of my favs! Despite how it looks, it is not easy to play also haha..

you guys loved this too, right? Mao Xian Dao rawrs!!

oh no I think I used too many exclamation marks in this post!!! sry must be too excited ade :P

Guess where I got these cool games from? Yup, Zherlin was the one who gave it to me when I was in Seremban, he got it from his cousin, which got from someone else no doubt haha.

Many thanks to the original person who compiled the whole huge list of old games, some also I never see before le..

So now, I will have something to occupy my time during clinicals when I get fed up of studying! ^v^

PS: Anyone who wants it can ask from me, it's a small file only, so shld be quite easy to send to you guys =)