Archive for September, 2007

The Kong Pia Fairy

September 28, 2007

I had a visit from the Kong Pia (a type of bun) fairy about 3 hours ago.

Yesterday I was craving for the minced-pork-filled-Kong-Pia at the coffee shop below the office. Unfortunately, by the time I remembered I wanted to go order, they sold out. Well, actually they ran out of minced pork cooked to yummy perfection. So in essence, they only had just plain kong pia. I figured I’ll have it next week and left it at that.

Imagine my surprise when not more than 3 hours ago, the Kong Pia fairy called me up on my cell phone asking me if I was at home, which I was. She then told me to go downstairs because she’s outside. I go outside to meet her and she gives me a plastic bag…

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A plastic bag full of KONG PIAs!

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I think there were 10. I’ve eaten half so far, savouring every single bite of the succulent pork filling, salty yet sweet. MMMmmmmm MMMmmmm MMMMmmmmm.

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Okay, I’m gonna go enjoy the rest of my Kong Pia for lunch. Thank you Kong Pia fairy. You watch out now, I will get even. *evil laugh*

P/S: Feel free to go say hi to the one and only Kong Pia Fairy.

Happy Mooncake Festival!

September 25, 2007

It’s the Mooncake Festival here and pretty much all over the world where it’s celebrated. Looking out my window, I don’t see a full moon but oh well. I do see kids walking around with their battery-operated lanterns. Back in my days (DAMN just saying that makes me feel OLD) Flashing Reminiscing back, we only had paper lanterns and those battery-operated ones were not that common. Paper lanterns require candles to light them up and I can still remember getting my hands burnt from candle wax. Those were the good ol’ times.

I received a funny forwarded message from a friend of mine outstation. The message reads:

One day, Mr. Chee bought mooncakes and shared with all the staff. Then the boss came and asked, “Wah, nice cake. Who buy?” All the staff replied, “CHEE BUY LAH” Happy Mooncake Festival.

Yes it’s unoriginal, yes it has nothing to do with the Mooncake Festival but I found it funny. Needless to say I laughed upon reading that message and started forwarding it to some of my friends.

I was at the Mooncake Festival Fair thing at Carpenter Street last night and I took quite a lot of pictures. Haven’t transferred them yet as I’m now occupied with Chapter 5 (OMG CHAPTER 5!!!!!).

In Chapter 1 I was struggling over the theoretical framework, Chapter 2 was just plain mind-numbing history, Chapter 3 I was cursed with SOEs, Chapter 4 I was perplexed with GDPs and now in Chapter 5 I’m damned with FDIs. I forsee in Chapter 6 that I would pass out before I can finish.

We shall see.

No ordinary love

September 24, 2007

Dear Robbie,

I dedicate this song to you.

Love,
Your “Shinnie”

No Ordinary Love
by Jennifer Love Hewitt

This could have been just another day
But instead we’re standing here
No need for words, it’s all been said
in the way you hold me near
I was alone on this journey
You came along to comfort me
Everything I want in life
is right here cos…

This is not your ordinary
no ordinary love
I was not prepared enough
to fall so deep in love
This is not your ordinary
no ordinary love
You were the first to touch my heart
Made everything right again
with your extraordinary love

I get so weak
when you look at me
I get lost inside your eyes
sometimes the magic is hard to believe
but you’re here before my weary eyes
you brought joy to my world
set me so free
I want you to understand
you are every breath that I breathe

This is not your ordinary
no ordinary love
I was not prepared enough
to fall so deep in love
This is not your ordinary
no ordinary love
You were the first to touch my heart
Made everything right again
with your extraordinary love

From the very first time that we kissed
I knew that I just couldn’t let you go at all
From this day on, remember this:
That you’re the only one that I adore
Can’t we make this last forever
This can’t be a dream
Cause it feels so good to me

This is not your ordinary
no ordinary love
I was not prepared enough
to fall so deep in love
This is not your ordinary
no ordinary love
You were the first to touch my heart
Made everything right again
with your extraordinary love

P/S: Yes I know I’m way too mushy and sappy. I can’t help that I’m just a hopeless romantic :P

Fart Face

September 22, 2007

So Rob and I were talking yesterday (as always) and then…

R: Ummm I think I gotta fart
S: Oh really?
R: Yeah…
S: *horns growing* Ok then let’s hear it, bring the headset down to your butt
R: ….are you sure?
S: Sure, why not?

*shuffling sounds*

suddenly…..

…..

…..

…..

…..

Prrrrewwwwwtttttt!!!!


*Cue me LAUGHING LOUD*

*more shuffling sounds as he puts on his headset*

S: *still laughing*
R: *laughing* You hear it?
S: *still still laughing* Yeah
R: ……
S: So you farted on your headset now you have the headset back on your face, well head..
R: !!!!
S: *ROFL*
R: …..
S: Hey honey, your headset smell good? *LOL*
R: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Cue me laughing louder and louder that I almost fell outta my bed*

R: Ya know, this reminds me of that time YOU farted in MY face

S: …….I have no idea what you’re talking about…. *pretending*

R: Oh you mean you don’t remember that time when I was sitting on the bed putting on my shoes and you came walking to me with the “Oooooooooo I’m up to something” face, turned around and FARTED at my face then ran away laughing like a hyena?

S: Nope I have no recollection-none-what-so-ever what you’re talking about

R: Sssssssssssssure you don’t *roll eyes*

Yes I did fart on him that one time. His initial reaction upon hearing a “prrrewwttt” from me was “Wait a minute did you just fa…OH GOD!!!!” as he had to leave the room. I didn’t stick around to find out how bad the smell was.

Now ladies and gentlemen, THAT’S what WE call weapons of mass destruction.

Two more to go

September 18, 2007

I woke up this morning with a pain in the neck, literally. Must’ve slept wrongly or something. BLEH

I’ve moved on to reading up for Chapter 5 now. No more breaks for me in between chapters because that really throws me off. I mean, I go crazy for two weeks or so trying to finish up a chapter and when I’m finally done and don’t have anything to do the next day I feel weird, like something is missing. Then a day or two later when I’m used to being lazy and not doing anything, I have a hard time getting back to the groove to work on the following chapter. I have no idea why I’m oh-so-complicated. *roll eyes* I annoy myself sometimes *sigh* Lol

After I wrote that post on friendship, I’ve pretty much subconsciously distanced myself from certain people and it seems that life is much more simple. I no longer place hope nor expectations on things. In other words, it means less frustration, anger, disappointment and resentment. Sometimes you just gotta realize that some things are not worth it. I like how I liberated I feel. =D

Seeing Numb3rs on tv is really tempting me to go on a DVD marathon again. I got some pirated tv shows to catch up on.

Well it’s kinda late. I should get some sleep and tomorrow; Chapter 5, here I come!

Back to SOEs

September 15, 2007

I’m almost done with Chapter 4. I think I can finish it this weekend. I’m getting kinda excited because I’m slowly getting it done. Two more chapters to go! But then that’ll only be the first draft and I predict I need to go through at least 3 drafts before final submission. That’s ok though because I would have had the meat of the whole thesis done. I would only need to do some touchups, that is IF the supervisor doesn’t straight up reject the whole thing. *cross fingers and toes (if you can :P)*

The thing that slowed me down on this chapter was the fact that I had to read back on SOEs because there is some relevance of SOEs in this chapter which talks about employment and labour mobility and markets etc. So yeah, it’s a bitch to understand.

On a totally different note, I killed a fly yesterday and I was damn proud too. The little bastard was flying in my room buzzing oh-so-happily….until I zapped it with my China-made-electric-racket-for-killing-mosquitoes. The thing was so huge that one zap wasn’t enough because it was still buzzing. I zapped it a couple more times and in my head thinking “MWAHAHAHAHAHA I AM GOING TO KILL YOU” and yes I did. The satisfaction is beyond words. Very sadistic/cruel/evil blablabla of me you say? Well, I don’t give a rat’s ass. =)

Anyyyyyyyway, Rob’s coming online in a minute so I better scurry on to Skype. Bye~

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

September 11, 2007

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

That’s my new favourite word. I don’t know why, but I just love saying it. I guess the reason for my liking of this word is due to the fact that it took me almost an hour to figure out how to pronounce it correctly, smoothly and naturally, not like I’m trying SO hard to pronounce the word. I always knew this word existed but for the life of me I just couldn’t figure out what the word was. So I asked Rob (who shockingly knows this word) and right away he knew what I was talking about. He said “Do you mean supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?” I was like “!!!!! How do you know that and say it so quick?!?!?!?!” Needless to say he was very proud of himself that he knew the song title from the Mary Poppins movie.

The key to pronouncing this word is to break it down into a few parts as such:

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

(Okay maybe more than just a few parts)

These word means, as quoted in Wiki:

super- “above”
cali- “beauty”
fragillistic- “delicate”
expeali- “to atone”
docious- “educable”

Combined together, these words form “Atoning for educatability through delicate beauty”.

Okay Rob’s coming online soon and we’re going to work on the chapter together so I better prepare and stuff.

By the way, today is September 11th and also the first death anniversary of my grandmother. May they rest in peace.

Not done yet

September 6, 2007

SIGH

I’m still on Chapter 4. When will this madness end???

Thanks to dear Robbie, the GDP-growth-rate-calculation-drama is done. He’s a sweetie, thanks baby! :D

Pigged out last night with a couple of friends. The chicken wings at Jalan Song is a MUST TRY!

MMMMMMMmmmmm yummy juicy chicken wings

Satay kulit

Taiwanese sausage anyone?

Ok, I gotta get back to work on the chapter. The sooner I finish the sooner I can breathe and relax, until the next chapter is due. Argh!

Will update ASAP. Don’t miss me too much.

Au revoir!

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