Archive | March, 2011

Get It Right

19 Mar

Just watched Glee’s latest episode – Original Song and oh my, the songs just get better!

For some reasons I feel really moved by the song Rachel performed in the Regionals, Get It Right.

Just somehow it sort of relates to some things I’ve been encountering lately. Well, I mean every now and then people do feel like their efforts are not good enough but just somehow they want to fix things, right?

Just of recent, I suddenly feel like giving up with the things I’ve been doing since I got into the university.

Well, I’ve never thought of getting any form of appreciation in material wise but for the least, I want to at least get some sort of appreciation from people. Maybe just a simple ‘thank you’, you know.

But in return, people question why did you do it in the first place and sound like you only brought more trouble with your involvement.

And next thing you know, they start talking behind your back for all your hardwork and effort.

I really don’t think I deserve those sort of thing? I may not have contributed so much I was able to set everything right but for the least, I tried to help. I tried to assist you in ways I’m able to.

Or even you know, I tried to be a good friend and just show you the right path. But instead you think I’m trying to be possessive and controlling.

I said it once, not sure if you still remember but I advice because I care.

Think about it, I could’ve just walked away and let you continue being the naive person you are then watch you ‘hit walls’ along the way.

Perhaps sometimes ignorance is indeed bliss.

Oh wells, emo stuffs aside, GLEE IS AWESOME! ♥

And and and I just met up with my ex-work mates from HSBC during internship last year. Really glad to see everyone still being themselves. 😀

#1. Girls who used to be in the QA Team!

Seriously never thought I could meet such great helpful down to earth people in HSBC! They’re all really nice and were ready to offer a helping hand whenever you need one.  🙂

So despite the 3hours sleep since the last 48hours, I’m a happy girl!

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Malam Anugerah Kurshiah 2011

15 Mar

Every residential college here in University of Malaya have their annual college dinner thing where supposedly, it’s to celebrate people who have done their fair share of contribution and sacrifices (LOL) to the college.

Last year I had the chance to go up stage not once but TWICE for Project Director and Best Project Award. jeng jeng jeng~

So this year I decided to just sit and let others have their chance. (Blehh.. Actually didn’t join anything anymore, lazy!)

But I did what everyone does best on this superbly so called grand dinner. 🙂

#1. Elen & I

Did my hair this time, thanks to Choon Roei who purposely came back to help beautify us, the bunch of noobs. 😀

At this point I only got my hair curled up while Elen got hers tied up into a semi-mohawk style.

Later we got our make up done as well then hurried up to the first bus because my darling roomie plays an important role in that dinner. And her designer was already rushing for her to come and try her wings on.

Yup. You saw that right. Wings. 😀

#2.

Elen with wings! She was asked to be the gimmick for the opening ceremony hence the extravagant outfit. 😀 Well, they sure picked the right girl because my dear Elen’s super gorgeous!

So the dinner was as usual, sit with friends at table, laugh at people’s wardrobe malfunction, wait for food to come, sit some more, eat, laugh some more then eat again and then dinner’s over.

Okay, I’m kinda lost of words now so I’ll just let the pictures fill in the details. 🙂

#3. Chai & I

When people saw this picture, they all asked the same question. “When’s the big day?” =.=

Do we really look that old?

#4. Us with Wei Hoe

#5. Part of table 32

#6. Felicia!

#7.Hung Tong in yukata!

Two of the five room mates I have who completely transformed themselves that night! Preeeeeetty!!!

#8. Louise & I

It was only after this picture that I finally realized the pictures turn out better in another setting so yups, damn fail. 😦

Pictures from this point onwards are all borrowed from friends because I just saw them on FB and they look nice. 😀

Pictures from Louise's DSLR

#9. With Elen without her wings. 🙂

#10. With Bei Shan

#11. Missing Hung Tong, otherwise a complete group picture! 😀

#12.

Finally a picture with Hung Tong but no thanks to Elen it’s a bit blur. 😉 Tong was so busy the whole night, everyone wanted a picture with her. We were saying she’s like the mascot of MAK. 😀

#13. Trademark!

How can we miss our trademark shot ey? 🙂

One last picture from a junior, Adelynn’s iPhone 4! One of my favourites! Thank you!

#14.

Had quite a good time though I had one of the toughest and longest time in the bathroom when we got back, trying to wash the sprays and gels off my tangled hair. Curled hair seemed kinda nice but I guess it comes with a price to pay – major hair loss! 😦

So yup, another annual activity done by the college that would be the last time for me. Sigh. Hope everyone else had a good time too! 🙂

To Uncle Choong!

9 Mar

This is to the man who taught me all the basic principles in life.

He taught me how to constantly look on the bright side of things because that will simply bring out the better person in you.

He taught me not to blame others or just anyone on a misfortunate that’s happened to us.

He taught me to be contented, hence appreciate what the country’s been giving us instead of constantly criticizing them.

But he didn’t tell me directly word by word, he told me all these through the way he acted towards things that has happened all these years.

So yeah, it took me 23 years to finally see what a person he is.

Funny how when I was younger, I had always been afraid of him because he will never ask, “How was your day?” Instead he waits for you to tell him about it.

Then when I was in my teens, I got frustrated with him for not showing how much he really cares, or did he even bother about how I was doing because he will never tell you, “Well done!”

But as I grew older, I realized he is extremely proud of his daughters and son over small achievements by them. Well, obviously he didn’t tell us directly.

I know this because he was caught in a heated discussion with a relative when the relative question my report that made my team first runner-up’s in the Investment Research Challenge.

And he is always telling long lost friends we happened to bum in that all his girls are either working or studying in universities and would purposely highlight the institutions that we’re attached to.

Not forgetting his two favourite quotes that will never fail to bring tears to Mom, giggles to my sisters and the brother would say, “Lame~” 😀

“I may not have the biggest houses or the most luxurious cars, but I have five money-can’t-buy treasures”

“I would want your mother to die first before me because she simply is too dependent on me. I will still have to hold onto her now when we’re crossing the roads!”

These two are the ones that make me realize how much of a man my Dad really is. And how he’s inspired me to be the person I am today.

To the person I respect most in my entire life in spite of whatever other people have to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Oh and the contented Dad is actually extremely happy about aging because he claims that now that he’s in the senior citizen’s category, he gets to enjoy all the privileges! Discount rates on tickets and cutting queues are the two things that he enjoys most! 🙂

#1. Uncle Choong!

Failed shot, it was supposed to look like he’s holding the eagle but nevertheless a good picture because his expression is just priceless! 😀

Happy birthday again Pa! Hope you enjoyed all the eating marathon! 😉

A Bit of Here and There

6 Mar

Time flies way too fast and it’s just scary that it seemed like it was just yesterday when I was contemplating which university to go to after STPM then now I find myself at the crossroads again, to decide which field should I join after exams this May.

Don’t ask me why I’m in such a rush to work right after my exams because the question should be ‘why not’ instead. Why not start moving towards your ambition as soon as you’re all ready and qualified?

Oh well, not going to go on about that now cause I do know not everyone has the same ideology as me.

So anyways, I went down south last week for a short weekend getaway with the boyfriend and had really quality time together! 🙂

#1.

#2.

Well, for a short holiday Malacca’s a pretty good place but for long term, I wouldn’t like to stay there.

No offense fellow Malacca-ians, but I guess I’m just too used to the ‘faster’ here in KL. At a few times, I was so close to telling them to hurry up but decided not to since I’m supposed to be on a relaxed holiday. 😀

On a side note, I’m completely happy to be home now! Hehe!

It felt like it’s been so long since I got home and just do nothing. Not that long actually, just two weeks consecutively stayed back at the hostel. Haha.

And as usual, besides the Drama marathon, I kept up with the Choong’s through quite a number of meals.

One of the ‘special’ ones was Dim Sum breakfast this morning! Special because I was the one who paid the bill. 😉

#3.

Dad’s birthday is around the corner and I just got my prize from Bursa for coming in as first runner-ups in the Investment Research Challenge so decided to share the joy!

And joy to the Choong’s is by eating good food together. 🙂 Somehow Dad doesn’t want any presents and insisted on us spending on meals for the whole family instead.

Maybe he just likes to bring us altogether and eat all the way!

Dim sum at the Grand Imperial was great because it was my first time and the food is just yummy!

#4. 'Lau Sar Pau'

Especially this one! The filling is super yummy with the strong butter-y cream-y taste.

And later for dinner we’re going to have the ‘Pun Choi’ again! That will be Xin Yi’s turn to pay of course! 🙂 And speaking of the sister, she’s got a new look!

#5.

Not that obvious from here but it’s supposed to look like Tavia Yeung’s hairstyle because she’s so inspired by her after watching ‘The Rippling Blossom’.

Okay, I do realize that my post is so scattered and jumbled up with random updates. I think I’ve abandoned my blog for tad bit too long this time. >.<

Will hopefully come back soon with a better update. Till then, take care!