Archive for August, 2007

Happy Independence Day

August 31, 2007

Side note: How utterly disgusting is it when some people tell lies to make themselves look good? How low can you be to go around telling people something about yourself that just isn’t true? E.g going around telling people how great you did in school when in actual fact you’re just average or gloating about how much attention you get because you’re oh-so-attractive? Excuse me while I go BARF!

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I think I’m probably the least patriotic person I know but Selamat Hari Merdeka to all Malaysians!

Sorry I have not been updating this week. As stated in my previous post I’m on a mission to finish up Chapter 4.

I was calculating China’s GDP growth rate from 1952 – 1999 last night and it took me almost an hour to get the growth percentage for like 15 years. Why? For one, my calculator is a scientific one with lots of functions that I hardly ever use now. Because of that, the keys are so small that I have to be very careful in tapping the numbers. In other words, I have to be S-L-O-W.

See? Such small buttons and screen

Two, just looking at the table of numbers make me twitch. I don’t know if you know what I mean but here’s a picture so you can have an idea…

There’re two columns of growth rate I need to calculate and that’s just one page. There’s still one more page to go. :S

Ok-lah enough complaining. Back to the books. Have a great weekend all!

Makeover

August 27, 2007

I had a makeover photo shoot thing yesterday with my mom. I prefer the makeover this time because it’s more private as compared to prior times when the makeover was done on the cosmetic floor in Parkson. It’s quite uncomfortable as people walk by and stop to look at you getting your makeup done. Even worse is when they stop their tracks and watch you pose for the camera. It’s so embarrassing to pose and smile when like 8 other people are gawking at you like some exhibit in a museum.

The photographer this time was very polite and patient. The pictures came out quite nice to say the least since I’m a kayu (wood) and don’t know much on how to pose and whatnot. I got the on-the-spot printed A4 size photo right away and ordered a few more extra prints. This time’s makeover was done in one of the halls in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

I’ll get the ordered prints in a couple of weeks so I’ll keep you guys posted. Til then these are just pictures taken with my camera.

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Getting my face “made”

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Our pictures on display voluntarily in order to get a free 5R print; Stranger, mom and myself

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Ta-da

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The mom and myself

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I like this picture with my mom

The makeup was quite thick but it doesn’t really show in pictures. I suppose there are certain techniques in makeup for photo shoots. Feel free the compare the obvious difference of my face with my normal look. Hahaha If you can’t figure out the difference, I suggest you take a closer look at my eyebrows. LOL

Anyway, I wanna finish up Chapter 4 this week if possible, so not much updates until I’m done.

Friendship

August 24, 2007

Friendship can be a complicated thing when the other party consistently takes advantage of you. It’s especially disappointing when they take you for granted over and over again. I’ve had my experiences with people that take me for granted (Note: I did not use the word “friend” to address them). During uni years, there are those who pretend to be your “friend” in order to get a free-ride in assignments and even worse, exams.

They say friendships are invaluable. I agree, to an extent. Is it logical to spend your monthly savings on a “friend” because the saying says friendships are “invaluable”? Some say friends do not give up on each other. Is it logical to keep holding on to a friendship that tires you out mentally or worse, spiritually? If someone treats you like crap ALL THE TIME, will you continue to shower kisses on their feet? If you say “yes” well good on you for being so “nice” and “forgiving”. But if seen on a different light, the so called nice-ness and forgiveness is actually “stupidity”, no?

Everyone has a different idea of what makes a true friend but there are common denominators . For me personally, being a true friend consists of:

1) Trust

  • Trust is the most important thing in any relationship. A friend is someone you can trust. Trust takes time to develop in ANY relationship. Once a lie is told, trust will not be 100% there anymore.

2) Honesty

  • Honesty is the best policy. There are times when being too honest hurts people’s feelings. I know because I’m sure I have hurt some people’s feelings by being too straightforward. I’ve had some complaints made behind my back, I know. I’m the kind of person who says what it is the way it is. I rarely sugar-coat things. I’ve also had some “friends” that lied to me and most of the time I just forgive and forget but once you do it again and again, that’s it. I don’t need people lying to me. I’m not talking about the innocent white lies of protecting your friends’ feelings. I’m talking about conniving two-face two-timing assholes that lie to make themselves look good.

3) Appreciation

  • Appreciate your friends. Do NOT take them for granted. Don’t just assume or expect that they’ll do everything and anything for you. Just because one agrees to pay for your drink or meal once doesn’t mean that he/she will pay for it everytime. Just because one shrugs off a mistake you made doesn’t mean that he/she will shrug it off again and again and again. Just because one does not say anything doesn’t mean it’s ok to be late every single time.

4) Love

  • Above all, love your friends. If you love your friends, a lot of the stuff above will work itself out automatically. It won’t require much effort on your part because when you love your friends, you just want to do the best you can for them. I know in our society we don’t go out and proclaim our love to our friends and family but when you think about it, it’s really not the words that matter the most. It’s our actions. What we do to and for our friends will show them if you really do care and love them. “Actions speak louder than words”. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that expressing your love for family and friends is less important.

So I made that list, it doesn’t mean I am a perfect friend nor person. I try my best to become the friend that I want in my life. “Treat people the way you like to be treated” pretty much says it all for me. I know I am doing something right with my friends because I have probably the longest friend I’ll ever have in my life and a new found friend who is a lot of fun to be with and maybe a handful of other good friends who appreciate me, who love me. That’s enough for me. Who says meeting new people is exciting? Hanging out with old friends is equally as exciting. I don’t need a zillion friends to show how “successful” I am socially. What’s the use of having a lot friends if these “friends” turn their backs on you in time of need?

I would be lying if I said this post was not about anyone and written as a general post. It is about some people, some people who really do not appreciate their friends, who constantly “shit” on them, who take friends for granted. If you think it’s about you, instead of sending some me hate mails or comments or lashing or bitching about me behind my back, complaining that I don’t understand or am being too straightforward, take a minute of silence, just ONE minute, and THINK. How good of a friend are YOU? If you think you’re a perfect friend, let me tell you something: No one is perfect in ANYTHING. The only thing your friends ask from you is sincerity, the same treatment you give to others that, frankly, do not deserve it at all nor appreciate.

Okay enough rambling.

P/S: I feel so much better now. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Of snot and pimple

August 22, 2007

Yesterday I woke up dizzy and nauseous. I suspected it was something I ate but then again it could be stress. So I ended up not going to work and went back to bed for another couples hours.

Today I woke up and I got this message…

Rob: My nose is being bad, stuffed up. Sinuses sore. Bleh.

My reply…

Shin: Uh oh, Robbie is sick

And then we started messaging back and forth…

R: I’m not a sickie, bleh…. *sniffle sniffle*
S: Awwwww my poor Robbie is sickie. Tsk tsk tsk, off to bed you sick man!
R: Yes dear…. *shuffles feet*

Too adorable right? Well at least for me…so I decided to give him a call.

R: Hewwo
S: Hiiiiii sickie!
R: I am not sickie! *sniffles*sniffles*
S: Sure you’re not…it’s normal for you to have yellow blobs oozing outta your nostrils
R:
S:

*Silly talk that I can’t remember, probably us arguing about him being sick*

S: I think you should get some early sleep tonight
R: I’ll think about it
S: No, you gotta go to bed early. Come online earlier so you can go to bed earlier.
R: Nah I’m fine
S: Damn, my ploy to get you online earlier didn’t work!
R: !!!
S:
R: Oh so never mind my health, you just wanted me to come on earlier.
S: I have to blog about this

*More silly talk that I can’t remember*

R: I have a pimple on my nose
S: Yeah, I can see it…
R: …..
S: You know that picture we took at the studio with you wearing the black shirt?
R: …yeah….
S: Yeah I picture a large red pimple on your nose in that picture
R: !!!
S:
R: I swear I hear your horns growing
S: I gotta go, I gotta blog about this before I forget
R: Great you’re gonna blog about what’s IN my nose and what’s ON my nose.
S: Oooooooooo GOOD IDEA!
R:
S: I love you honey, bye!
R:

So there you have it, how I started my morning today.

Oh, HI HONEY

I better get back to Chapter 4. Have a great rest of the week peeps!

P/S: This is not the long post I was talking about. Sorry, I’m still working on it. I promise it’ll be up this week!

A blast from the past

August 19, 2007

When I was a lil girl I used to eat this small round biscuit-like snack almost daily (I guess that’s why I’m the size I am today….HAH). A couple weeks ago I saw it again at the store. All the memories of eating this snack came back to me…the taste of it, how it melts in your mouth when it comes in contact with saliva…

Okay, so by now some of you are probably thinking “What the heck is she going on about???” It’s “ball cake”. Now back when I ate this snack often I didn’t call it “ball cake”. It was more referred to as the “round round biscuit” or the “ji liap ji liap” (in Hokkien). Still don’t know what I’m talking about? Okay, here’s the picture:

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Know what I’m talking about now?

Okay…closer look:

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NOW do you know what I’m talking about?

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ANYWAY….

Yesterday I had lunch with Fiona at Taipei 101 or is it 101 Taipei..? We were there last week too and had almost the same dishes. These are pictures from last week though. We were so hungry that we stopped at the bakery to buy some cream puffs. At 80 cents per piece it was really worth it because once you bite on to it the cream just kinda squirts out into your mouth. Ok my mouth is watering already.

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Look at the cream oooooozing out…MMMmmmMMMmmm

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Honeydew ice blended at (I think) RM3.50

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Fried oysters

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Pork chop rice

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Pork rib noodles

And then…..

Camwhore starts…

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Do you see the oh-so-satisfied-look on my face? It’s like “Neener neener neener you can’t have it”

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So it’s almost the end of August and I’ve been working on Chapter 4. Hopefully I can hand it in by the end of the month. The professor has yet to get back to me on the previous two chapters. Cross fingers that it’s ok, as compared to the first chapter AKA the proposal which got rejected a handful of times. Arrgghhhh

Oh yeah, Rob, the lucky monkey he is, won concert tickets for the Beastie Boys from his local radio station. He sent a total of 6 SMSes and the winner is the one who sent in 101st SMS. So, he got it. The concert is scheduled for September I think. Since he’s not a fan of the Beastie Boys, Rob is looking to sell the tickets off. More information later.

I’m working on a longer post so check back soon k?

Have a great weekend guys!

Questions?

August 16, 2007

I have a book of 650 “luv questions” which Rob and I went through most of it a couple years ago when I bought it. We would take turns saying a number between 1 and 650, then I would flip to the question number and read it out. I think it’s fun to answer those questions because it gave us something to talk about. Questions like “Are you good with remembering names?” or “Are you superstitious?” will get us talking and sharing stories from our past experiences. Some questions are deeper, like “Are you an inner-directed or outer-directed person regarding your love life?” or “What is your own definition of true intimacy?” that would require a longer time and eloquency (on my part) to express myself.

Before Rob and I got together, he sent me like 95 questions to answer to understand each other even better. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t like some kinda interview process to go through. LOL They were deep meaningful questions that kinda show who you really are through your answers. I was excited in getting my answers to Rob and at the same time excited over getting his answers. I was excited to see if we matched in terms of our views regarding relationships and whatnot. It took me almost a week to answer all those questions. Up until today I still have the questions and his answers. Allow me to share some of those questions:

#1 Would you ever lay in the grass side by side and try to find the same images in the clouds?

#2 If you love someone, how often should you say the words?

#3 How do you talk about the woman/man in your life, when you’re not with them?

#4 If you could watch your lover do something without them being aware of it, what would it be?

#5 When you say a little prayer for the one you love, what do you pray for?

#6 How old would you be, if you didnt know how old you were?

#7 Name one song to which you know every single word by heart… why are these lyrics so special to you?

#8 Whats your favorite type of kiss?

#9 What would you prescribe for someone who is incurably romantic?

#10 If you were going to wash your lovers hair, what scent shampoo would you use?

#11 Do you believe that for love to last, you must be both a best friend, and a lover? Which is more important, to be friends first, or lovers first?

#12 When you are away from your lover, how often do you wonder if they are thinking about you? What do you miss most when you are apart?

#13 Can you love and accept all sides of a lover, without a need to make them over?

#14 When you’re out for dinner, do you prefer to sit across the table from the one you are with, or sit side by side?
A.

#15 What is your favorite room in the house?
A.

#16 What color is passion, what color is love, and what color is intimacy?

#18 What is it about love that makes you afraid?

#19 When her hair has turned to silver, will you still call her/him sweetheart?

#20 Would you be more likely to be wishing on a star, at the end of a rainbow, or on a wishbone or in a wishing well? What would you wish for if we were holding hands?

#21 If you couldnt think of anything to say, but you wanted to say ‘I love you’ in a song, what song would you play?

#22 If you buy your lover a gift, does it take you 10 minutes or 2 hours?

#23 What is your favorite flavor of lips?

#24 If you were the seed, and she/he were the flower, what flower did you grow?

#25 What is the difference between liking your lover, and loving your lover?

#26 Is loves answer in your kiss or in your eyes?

#27 What is the difference between having sex, and making love?

#28 What is the greatest gift you have to offer a lover?

#29 Using 5 adjectives how would you describe yourself?

#30 What do you consider to be the seven greatest things in life?

#31 How often do you have to have things your way, with little or no compromise? What will you not compromise on?

#32 What is the meaning of your life?

#33 If you wanted to give someone a good laugh when they walk by your tombstone, what would it say?

#34 How do you want to be remembered?

#35 How many people do you want at your funeral when you pass away?

I know it’s quite a list of questions, I still have hundreds more. LOL Go ahead, try answering these questions with your partner. I was contemplating whether to post up my answers along with the questions or not but in the end I decided not to because it may affect your answers. The key points to answering these questions is to be open and discuss them however you want to. You never know what you’ll learn about your significant other. I know I learnt a lot about mine after discussing those questions.

Kuching Food Fair Part 2

August 13, 2007

Went to the Kuching Food Fair again last night and ate like crazy (again). I wanted to go walk around in the garden display. Unfortunately the display is almost the same as last year’s and the year before that.

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Sio bees again

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Salad Yew Cha Kueh

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Food food food

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Fountain 1

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Fountain 2

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Fountain 3

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Fountain 4

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Fountain 5

Not too bad lah. But at the same time not spectacular, right? Or am I being to picky?

I’ve taken a liking into shirts with words lately. I bought a few when I was in the States. Here’s one:


The shirt says “I love desperate housewives”. I don’t really love the show but I don’t hate it either. I just thought the shirt looks good on me when I tried it on at Walmart. HEHEHEHE

Is it just me or are my posts getting boring every time? I have lots to say but I don’t know where to start or I just don’t think it’s a good idea to talk openly about certain things about certain people. =P

Anyway I gotta work tomorrow so I better get some sleep. Will try to come up with something blogworthy (I hope).

GASP!

August 10, 2007

Mark your calendars people! Go buy today’s date for lottery number! It’s a very extra-out-of-the-ordinary day.

Why, you ask me?

Because….

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Today I had brocolli and mash potatoes for lunch. I don’t recall the last time I had something quite this healthy. I steamed the brocollies in salted water and seasoned with olive oil and salt and pepper. Looks good doesn’t it? :D


And to finish off I had fruits – an orange and grapes.

P/S : Yes this is a backdated post. =P

Smelly

August 9, 2007

I am the ultimate Sudoku champion of the Roshinia Cup. Earlier today I played against Rob and beat him 5 times. If you’re wondering how the heck to play against another person in Sudoku, check out the games section on MSN.

Rob was all aksyen (cocky) saying he was going to kick my ass in Sudoku today. When I won for the third time he still wanted more. I asked him “Are you SURE? You lost 3 times already!” Then he said something to the effect of “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!” Damn aksyen for someone who lost right? In the end he lost 5 games in a row and said he had enough. To that I said “If you can’t stand heat, get out of the kitchen!” I was so content with myself.

Speaking of Rob, I now call him Smelly. The reason is because…..

Yesterday morning, I get this long message from him saying:

“I’m so gross right now! I woke up, made poptarts, Chris [his friend] comes by ! His AC needs a charge. He also broke a sway bar. I can’t fix that. I go in all sweaty, work called, Steve [his boss] needs inside help. I work the oven, its hot today. I finally eat at work cuz an order cancelled. I just got home. I didnt bath or brush teeth yet today. I am GROSS! Oh, im gonna drive a couple hours saturday, Doug [another boss] out of town all week. More money more free food . Im stinky.

Now he subconsciously already knew what he was getting himself into by telling me all that stuff. I couldn’t help myself and called him as soon as I was done reading that message. We talk on the phone for a few minutes, all the while I was giving him a hard time for being stinky. After we hung up so he could go take a bath, we exchanged a few more messages…

S: It’s stinky man on the throne to the rescue! *swoosh*
R: Damnit shinnie!
S: LOL
R: You suck

(Twenty minutes later….)

S: HEH *sniff*sniff* hmmm I think you missed a spot honey
R: Take a huge sniff, I haven’t bathed yet .
S: OMG *THUD* [meaning fainted]
R: DAMNIT SHINNIE!
S: how come you haven’t bathe yet honey?
R: I had to move a couple things, then take bath. I’m in now. SPLASH!
S: LOL splash.

I know, I know. You don’t have to say it. We’re a bunch of 7 year olds. But you guys should know that by now. HEH

Kuching Food Fair

August 7, 2007

Getting the feeling that I’m falling sick, with a scratchy throat and cough. I’ve been sneezing a lot too. Not a good time to get sick, then again there is NEVER a good time to get sick. DUH! :P

I bumped into my supervisor at Choice Daily earlier. When he saw me, he hid his face with the shopping basket and said he’s ashamed of himself for not getting back to me yet. LOL For the first time, he’s not hassling me for work. Instead, he owes me feedback for two chapters. I like this feeling. :D

I must continue to work hard for the remaining half of the madness AKA the thesis. Wish me luck!

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I’ve been eating a lot in the past week or so. I’m feeling very FAT and bloated.

Last Friday I went to the annual Kuching Festival Food Fair with a couple of friends and ate like crazy. Food variety remains pretty much the same like every year but somehow Kuchingites flock the Dewan Masyarakat like crazy. I suppose us Kuching folks are the “kiasu” (never-lose-out) type. HEHEHE

And like every year, I go for the Taiwanese sausages and sio bees (dumplings). I ate two sticks of Taiwan sausages and handful of sio bees, not to forget the grilled fish and sotong (calamari).

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Meat dumplings

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All the different sio bees

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Taiwanese sausages

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Fried sesame chicken cracker

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Crunchy on the outside, juicy in the inside.

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Grilled sotong (YUM) and a dumpling in the corner

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Grilled stingray with sambal

After the food fair, we jumped into the car and drove towards Kuching Airport for Starbucks. We parked pretty far from the food fair so by the time we reached the car, the evil food in us were digested. :P (Yes, an excuse to justigfy pigging out)

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Our drinks, thanks to the generous Carolyn for buying. =D

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Black forest = YUMMY

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I can almost taste it…UGH I wanna bite lappy’s screen

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Check out my XXXXXL arms earring

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I think I can be a Starbucks ambassador =D

I’m going to sleep early tonight. Better get some rest in case I’m really getting sick.

P/S: I love you Robbie and I miss you like crazy *hugs* (Just because I felt like saying it)

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