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Thursday, December 18, 2008

ISA = I Simply Arrest

This week, Malaysian Media History (MMH) seems to be the main focus of my college life. As if only a fews days' worth of lessons before the mid-terms wasn't enough, we had to finish 9 questions on Operasi Lalang, the May 13th Incident and Constitution Articles. Not to mention 2 presentations in 1 day. *sigh*

But anyway, while trying to answer a question on ISA, I found this really funny phrase:

"ISA = I Simply Arrest"

OMG!! It is so true! XD That's why people are trying to convince the government to get rid of the ISA (proper name is Internal Security Act) in Malaysia. And not only the people here. Apparently, the USA and other countries are quite interested in this topic as well.

Gosh, what time is it now? Oh, 12.34 p.m.
I only have less than half an hour to complete the last 2 questions AND try to remember something, anything about the stuff that I've been answering. Hip hip hooray! - NOT

See ya laterz, alligatorz!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Heroes Mania

...not me.
Just Rhea, Ruth, Nicole, Aaron and a few others. I think.

I only like Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) from Heroes coz he's super cute and has the amazing ability to control time.

Just imagine: There's this pain-in-the-ass Malaysian Media History assignment which we have to finish by Thursday AND a pesky English research topic for presentation on that day as well. *poof* We go back in time to Friday so there's plenty of time to finish both! Nice eh? XD

Of course, what's a blog post without pictures? So here he is...

My favourite time-travelling geek from Heroes! ^^

Monday, December 15, 2008

It was a dark and stormy night...

So after being handed a 500-word essay assignment by our dear English lecturer Ms Azizah last week (or was it the week before?), I finally got around to doing it at around 12.15 a.m. on the day it was due, which is today. Like I said before, procrastination dies really hard.

The title of the essay was pretty straightforward - "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword". I know some of the more... *ahem* clumsy people out there might just make a typo and link the 2nd and 3rd words together. XD But whatever - we're not talking about stationery size here.

The guy who coined the phrase was Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton for his play Richelieu in 1839. Basically, it means that words or ideas have more influence than action or violence.

Sir Edward also thought up the phrase "It was a dark and stormy night..." which is the archetypal example of a florid, melodramatic style of fiction writing. I just found out that Snoopy is very fond of using it for his novel, which he [tries to] type while sitting on the roof of his kennel.

Peanuts anyone?

Oh well, off to English.

I'll see you later.

Friday, November 21, 2008

It's Daylight Robbery, I Tell You!

Okay, not really. I was just exaggerating - sorta.

I mean, RM38 for a magazine is definitely a better bargain compared to RM38 per month for some dead-and-dying game. *coughragnarokcough* At least I get colourful glossy pages to drool over time and again instead of gameplay that only lasts 30 days. Gosh, I feel so stupid now.

Not that it was all bad - I got to know some really great online friends during my active years there. ^^ (And the game was super cute! >_<)
So... anyway, I have completely forgotten why and what I wanted to blog about while I was searching for pictures to add to this post. *facepalms*

I quote Winnie the Pooh - "Think, think, think..."

Oh yes! Now I remember. The 5th (subbed) episode of Junjou Romantica 2 is out today! *dances around happily* Have I ever mentioned that I love Aarinfantasy to bits? Well, Junjou Romantica has become my drug addiction and they are the suppliers. It is the reason why I look forward to the next week, because I know that I will get my fill of romance (albeit of the not-so-conventional type) and humour from it.

I now officially announce that Junjou Romantica is my obsession!

Phew, that felt good. =)

Now all I need is the scanlation of the 8th volume so that I'll know what happens next in the Romantica arc. I freely admit I am only a fan of the Usagi X Misaki pairing and not really into the other 2 pairings. Nevertheless, you take what you can get, right? And all of them are gorgeous! =P

Ah, did I mention cute Japanese guys? No? Well, there was a whole bunch of them (2 and a half tables, actually) having lunch in this little 米粉糕 (mee hoon kuih) shop in Klang - which, btw, sells the most delicious 米粉糕 this side of the Peninsular - and there were several who were really good-looking. Talk about having some eye-candy before the main course! XD They were precisely what the doctor ordered to cure me of my emo-ness + slight depression the night before. ~lol~
Gackt the dorkiest yet coolest J-rocker ever! XD

Yeah, that's about it for today. Off to sleep!
Nightz, people. ^^ Sweet dreams~!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A "Sort Of" Tag

How you do the Letter Meme:
Dear (the last person who left a comment on your blog).
I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___.I think I realized it when ___2______3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___.___12___.
-Your name-
P/S: You are so lifeless, ___13___, -The name of the person that tagged you-.

1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister

2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - your dwarf bit me
April - I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - you put cuffs on me
July - I threw up
August - I saw the shrunken head
September - we skinny dipped
October - I quoted Santa
November - your dog ran amok
December - I changed tennis shoes

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kebab - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife

4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out

5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - Scarred
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
American Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks

8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from
LAOrange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your memories from the military service

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family

13. What is your favorite activity when hanging out with mates?
Gathering for drinks - Ugly pig
Foosball - Silly duck
Shopping - French kisser
Dulging for food - Cranky banana
Movies - Smelly armpits
Snacks - Horny wolf
Snooker - Tiny nipples
Bowling - Sexy grandmother
Outdoor activities - Vain pot
Having a long talk - Nose plucker
Taking pictures - Dumb bitch
Other - Burn yourself

Dear Swannie,
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I'm in love with your sister. I think I realized it that night at the mental hospital and I saw you sit on Manchester United's goalkeeper. I'm sure you're cowardly enough to understand that Santa doesn't exist. I'm returning the cut toenails to you, but I'll keep your left ear as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about our friendship. Go burn.
P/S: You are so lifeless, ugly pig, Nicole.

-LOL- I hope Swannie doesn't see this... or perhaps I'm hoping she'll see this and laugh her butt off. XD

Monday, November 17, 2008

Book Fair Booty and W-T-F?! KFC

Woohoo~!! I finally managed to get my very own copy of...

at the 第十届国际中文书展 (International Chinese Book Fair) held at The Mines today.

I know all you Final Fantasy fans must be soooo envious right now. *strokes the glossy pages lovingly* =P Hahahaha! I know I'm perasan-ing, don't kill me plz.

Well, some of you probably already know that I normally try to stay as far away from Chinese books as possible, but somehow the words "book fair" seem to have some kind of magnetic influence on me. My dad actually asked me yesterday if I wanted to go, but since it was Sunday I was sure it was gonna be packed like 2 cans of sardines stuffed into 1, so I told my dad and he said we'd go today. And go we did - dad, mum and me.
My parents' entry ticket. I got in for free. *grins*

Though it would've been pretty neat if we'd went yesterday, coz 林宇中 was there in his official role of ambassador. I must say, he looks cute with the 'bookworm' look. ^o^So after walking around the fair, we went to the shopping mall part and walked some more. (lol) Nothing much to see, except that the top floor, which was previously vacant and walled up, had been opened up as a sort of IT floor.

Then we went to KFC for a bite to eat and to rest our tired legs. Oh.My.God. I have never felt so pissed off at a fast food joint in my entire life!First there was this bunch of women who took like hours to order and get their food. The lady who was beside us in the next line had already reached the front of the line by the time they were finished. Wtf?!
Then when it was my turn to order, that same bunch of bitches (Yes, I was really pissed off by then!) came back waving some coupons at the counter guy. I thought they wanted to get some napkins of something, but it turned out that THEY WANTED TO REDEEM THE FREE FOOD FROM THEIR COUPONS OR SOME OTHER FREAKING REASON. Like, wtf?! Get behind the line if you wanna get your food lah! And the guy at the counter was also damn blur and slow. =.= So all in all, it took us half an hour to queue up at a fast food joint.

Mathematically, this is incorrect.
But for the sake of humor and for you 8th graders:

KFC is one letter away from FUCK. All it's missing is U!
- Comedy Fest 2005
You just gotta love their brilliance. Seriously.

Yes, I realize it just turned from a perasan post to a rant post. Whatever. It's my blog and I'll write whatever I want. Not like anybody cares. XD

Till next time,

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Elementary, My Dear Watson

Well, I've spent the past few days reading Sherlock Holmes. Seriously, with so many other detective stories out there, the only ones which can make me read them again and again are the Sherlock Holmes cases by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Even Agatha Christie (I absolutely loved "And Then There Were None") is no match for this 19th century crime fiction author.I mean, you really have to admire his powers of "deductive reasoning" and keen observation to solve the most baffling cases. Coupled with an ironic sense of humour, an ego that sometimes borders on arrogance (yet he frequently lets Scotland Yard take the credit for his work) and a faithful sidekick - Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes is the icon of private detectives.

Some of my favourites from the many Sherlock Holmes stories would include

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
  • The Empty House
  • The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
It is always fascinating to read about Holme's exploits and I never cease to be amazed at the way he solves cases in 19th century London. The first (and usual) reaction he gets when he announces that "...this investigation draws rapidly to a close" is wide-eyed surprise or skepticism, followed by enlightenment and awe after his explanations - which, by the way, always seems so simple and logical.
And here are some of my favourite quotes from the various stories about the great detective...

"You are Holmes, the meddler."
My friend smiled.
"Holmes, the busybody!"
His smile broadened.
"Holmes, the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!"
Holmes chuckled heartily.
- from The Adventure of the Speckled Band

"I had at last met an antagonist who was my intellectual equal. My horror at his crimes was lost in my admiration of his skill."
- from The Final Problem

"I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal."
- from The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

'Thank you,' said he, as he replaced the glass. 'It is the second most interesting object that I have seen in the North.'
'And the first?'
Holmes folded up his cheque, and placed it carefully in his notebook. 'I am a poor man,' said he, as he patted it affectionately, and thrust it into the depths of his inner pocket.
- from The Priory School

To be honest, the thought had crossed my mind that if he hadn't been a private detective, Holmes would have undoubtedly been a formidable criminal mastermind.Oh, on a parting note...
The phrase "Elementary, my dear Watson" does not, in fact, appear in the Conan Doyle books, only later in Sherlock Holmes' films. It was first used by P. G. Wodehouse, in Psmith Journalist, 1915.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Err... Um... Yikes?

At this rate, my blog's gonna have abandonment issues like the Xanga one.

Anyway, what's going on recently in my life would be college assignments, anime, manga, running around various bookstores, and being too lazy to blog even though I am (almost) constantly in the vincinity or in front of a computer/latop.

Phew. That was a long one.

So basically the idea was that I spent 3 consecutive days doing assignments until 4 a.m. (Yes, procrastinating dies really hard) with the result that I looked like a panda (only without the black and white fur) on Friday. Which happened to be the day I was meeting up with friends at Sunway Pyramid. Which also happened to be Halloween. Say hello to your friendly neighbourhood vampire-wannabe! XD

Then the weekend was spent going around Kinokuniya and Borders trying to get hold of the Junjou Romantica mangas. Last I saw the manga section at Kino, they still had ALL the available volumes there. Then when I went there on Saturday, they were all GONE. As in, not a single volume was left! W-T-F?! And they told me they couldn't get any more shipped over. (Thanks a bunch, Malaysian filter system. *glares daggers*) So I popped over to Borders at Times Square. Luckily they still had vol. 3 & 7, so I quickly snapped them up and asked if they had any more at their sister store. Next day I went to Borders the Curve and gobbled up vol. 4 & 5. I was told that Borders @ Gardens Midvalley had already sold out the other remaining titles. Noooooooo!!! T_T

Okay okay, I know I've got an obsession going on. It's totally under control. (READ: Who knows where I can buy the other volumes?! HELP!!)

Right, I can see you people rolling your eyes and/or edging away from the computer right about now. Fine, I'm off to have lunch, a listening test and then back home to the 3rd episode of Junjou Romantica season 2. =D


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I got tagged... O_o

Okay, I know this tag has been long overdue, but still... at least I did it, right Rhea?

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves
3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they got tagged and to ask them to play and read your blog.

Starting time : 7.40 p.m.
Name : Laura Lee
Sisters : It's great being the only daughter! XD
Brothers : 2
Shoe size: 7... or 39/40 (I don't know which size is for which country's measurements and I don't really care)
Height: 160cm
Where do you live : Petaling Jaya, somewhere around Damansara
Favourite drinks : Iced water, ice lemon tea, sweet ice tea, Starbuck's hot caramel machiatto
Favourite breakfast : Bacon and eggs, nasi lemak, pan mee... lots more

Have you ever
Been on a plane : Oh yeah.
Swam in the ocean : Yeah, when I was small. Nearly drowned due to excess consumption of sea water. lol
Fallen asleep at school : Hell yeah. Why not?! =.=
Broken someone's heart : Umm... not sure. Tell me if I did.
Fell off your chair : Definitely.
Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call : Yupz.
Saved e-mails : Of course!

What is your room like : Pink walls... and basically disorganized.
What's right beside you : Handphone, Forrest Gump DVD, stand fan, guest bed... and other random stuff.
What is the last thing you ate : Starbucks caramel machiatto.

Ever had
Chicken pox : When I was 5.
Sore throat : Just recovered from it.
Stitches : Fortunately, no.
Broken nose : Also nope.

Do you
Believe in love at first sight : Maybe?
Like picnics : Are there bugs involved?

Who was were the last person
You danced with : I don't dance. =.=
Last made you smile : My mum. XD
You last yelled at : I don't remember. O_o

Today did you
Talk to someone you like : Does MSN count?
Kissed anyone : Nahhh~
Get sick : Refer above. ~_~
Talk to an ex : I don't have an ex.
Miss someone : Umm... I guess?
Eat : 6 hours ago, more or less.

Best feeling in the world
Do you sleep with stuffed animals : Sure. 3 Patrick dogs, a super huggable frog and a panda bear.
What's under your bed : I don't even wanna know.
Who do you really hate : Can't think of anybody at the moment.
What time is it now : 7.55 p.m.

Is there a person who is on your mind now : Several, in fact.
Do you have any siblings : Again, refer to top. Jeez.
Do you want children : I guess so.
Do you smile often : I don't smile - I laugh. =D
Do you like your hand-writing : I do. ^^
Are your toe nails painted : Why do you wanna know?
Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in : Err... Another IKEA bed. Haha~
What color shirt are you wearing now : Green
What were you doing at 7:00 p.m. yesterday : Sleeping? Or online-ing? Didn't notice.
Are you a friendly person : Depends.
Do you have any pets : My dog died when I was in primary school. Now we keep goldfish.
Where is the person you have feelings for right now : I have no idea. O_o
Did you hold hands with the person who mean anything to you now : No.
Do you sleep with the TV on : I sleep with my pc on. Does that count?
What are you doing right now : Typing this. Duh!
Have you ever crawled through a window : Not that I recall.
Can you handle the truth : Sometimes, maybe.
Are you too forgiving : I think I am.
Are you closer to your mother or father : Both. ^^
Who was the last person you cried in front of : Parents, I think. Can't remember exactly.
How many people can you say you've really loved : Hmm... 10? More or less...
Do you eat healthy : NO
Have you ever cried because of something someone said to you : Oh yeah.
If you're having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to : My Patrick doggies! XD
Are you loud or quiet most of the time : Quiet
Are you confident : Depends on the situation.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
1. Trying to adapt to a new primary school.
2. Watching tv.
3. Doing homework.
4. Listen to music.
5. Err... Eat, sleep, study? =.=

5 things on my to-do list today
1. Go shopping. - Done!
2. Get enough sleep.
3. Have a nice dinner.
4. ......
5. ......

5 snacks I enjoy
1. Roller Coaster rings - Cheese flavour
2. Chocolate
3. Twisties - BBQ Curry or Cheese
4. Does a cheese sandwich count?
5. Can't think of any more so far.... >_<

5 of my bad habits
1. Twirling my hair until it gets knotted up. >_<
2. Leg-shaking. -_-"
3. Loves good food too much.
4. Loves shopping/retail therapy.
5. Not folding the blanket after waking up in the morning.

5 places I have lived in
1. Petaling Jaya
2. Seremban
3. My house
4. .......
5. Planet Earth laaa...

I've had (including part time)
1. Student (full-time, hahaha!)
2. Daughter + Sister (also full-time, no holidays XD)
3. Class monitor (Primary 1)
4. Prefect (Primary 5 & 6)
5. Secretary, then Co-President of KC Interact Club

Friday, September 5, 2008

Move Over Cedric, I've Found My Edward Cullen!

I'm telling you, casting Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen was probably the worst idea ever.

Why? Because he's freaking Cedric Diggory, that's why! And he doesn't look anything like the Edward in my imagination either. That Edward was much, much more gorgeous and inhuman than Robert could ever be, even with the help of CG. I'm sorry, but that's the truth.

The closest thing I've ever seen that resembled my beloved Edward Cullen, vampire extraordinaire, is this...

C'mon, I know you're halfway convinced now. Pretty, ain't he? *grins*

Details, details. His name is Gackt, and he's one of Japan's biggest J-Rockstars. The screencaps above were taken from his "Secret Garden" MV (2001) and it's definitely one of my absolute favourites. Other interesting details about him is that he's half Japanese and half French, has blue eyes (I'm not kidding) and is convinced that he's a vampire. LoL! Oh, and although he looks like a bi-, he's actually pretty straight (most of the time). XD

And here you have it - the Cullen siblings! [From left:] Rosalie, Jasper, Alice, Edward, Emmet

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Roasted piglets... and cars?!

Gosh... I haven't blogged in days. Nothing much to blog about, except for the occasional glimpse of life's weirder sights.

Looks like the Big Bad Wolf managed to get the 3 little pigs after all... and also all their cousins. o_O
Okay, joking aside, this picture was taken at the SS2 pasar malam more than a week ago (4th August 2008). Those roasted piglets were part of the menu for the charity dinner or something that evening. And no, I was not at the dinner. I was just there for the pasar malam.

If roasted piglets are not your thing, then how about a burnt car?
This... wreck of a car was seen being towed away from Leisure Commerce Square this afternoon.

Here's the story...
[2 days ago] At around 4.00 p.m., a ringing alarm is heard coming from Block B of Leisure Commerce Square. Many people are surprised at the sound but not unduly worried, convinced that it is ringing because yet another lift has broken down. It stops after a few minutes and everybody continues about their business, with the alarm ringing in their ears. Several minutes later, the alarm starts up again, more persistent than before. A short while later, people are stunned to see all the workers and students in Block B pouring out of the building, apparently evacuating the premises. At the same time, thick smoke can be seen coming out from the basement car park. All this time, the alarm has been ringing.

[The Reveal] According to Ms. Catherine (our ECS lecturer), the incident was started by a spark from some broken wiring in the basement car park. It seems that the spark caused a pillar to catch fire, which eventually spread to the car parked next to it. As we all know, cars and fire do not mix well, resulting in quite a nasty mess. Luckily nobody was hurt in this unfortunate incident. The same cannot be said for the car, which, as you can see, had more than its rubber burnt off.

If you wanna know how good J. Co. Donuts are, look no further. This is the proof!
...Yeah, proof of how "wu liao" we are. Fact is, that box is empty. We just couldn't find a place to dispose of it and were passing it around. I was about to pass it to Ruth when it suddenly seemed like a good opportunity to take some random pics, hence the "It's-mine!-No-it's-MINE!" moment. LoL~

See? That's the last donut!

P/S: I'm starting to like Sunway Pyramid now. XD

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Musical Randomness

a. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc on shuffle.
(For the record, I'm using the Walkman's shuffle function on my handphone.)

b. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
c. You must write that song name down, no matter how silly it sounds.
d. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
e. Put this on your blog.

1. If someone says, "Is this okay?"
Taylor Swift - Our Song
[Even if it isn't, it will be. There will always be ups and downs in life, maybe when it's all over, you'll wish that you could rewind and play it again.]

2. How would you describe yourself?
林俊杰 - 忘记
[I hate to admit it, but yes, I'm sometimes a forgetful person.]

3. What do you like in a guy/girl?
宇多田光 - 光
[Sun-shiny brightness! Haha~ Okay, I mean, I like people who are optimistic and have a sunny disposition. A sense of humour totally helps. *winks*]

4. How do you feel today?
周杰伦 - 心雨
[Hmm... Well, it does look like it's gonna rain today. But I'm actually in an okay mood.]

5. What is your life's purpose?
Ayaka 绚香 - Why
[I wonder what it is too. Why oh why am I here doing what I'm doing?]
6. What is your motto?
林宥嘉 - 伯乐
[Just waiting for the right people to discover my true potential! XD]

7. What do your friends think of you?
BY2 - 好好爱O
[Ohmigosh... Really?! I'm so touched! I certainly hope so!]

8. What do you think of your parents?
Tank - 非你莫属
[Can't live without them. I'm their's and they're mine. 'Nuff said.]

9. What do you think about very often?
张栋梁 - 新歌试唱
[Going for a karaoke session with my friends! And also trying new things. ^^]
10. What is 2+2?
David Cook - Always Be My Baby
[I knew it! I totally suck at Maths! =( Or does this have something to do with Biology..? Hmm...]

11. What do you think of your best friends?
Kaoru Wada - Fate of the Unknown
[That is pretty... ominous. Although it's true in a way - we don't know what the future holds for us.]

12. What do you think of the person you like?
黄启铭 - 月光下
[It'd be pretty romantic together under the moonlight. =P]

13. What is your life?
Bowling for Soup - High School Never Ends
[Hell yeah! And it's not only my life - most people's lives are pretty much the same. Listen to this song and you'll totally understand.]

14. What do you want to be when you grow up?
五月天 - 快乐很伟大
[I want to be happy when I grow up! Hehe~]

15. What do you think of when you see the person you like?
花儿乐队 - 加油歌
[Probably means that I must think something encouraging like "You can do it!" when I see the person I like and then go up and talk to him? O_o]

16. What will you dance to at your wedding?
邓丽君 - 月亮代表我的心
[Aww... That is so sweet. High possibility, since my parents both love this song. Classic!]

17. What will they play at your funeral?
王力宏 - Kiss Goodbye
[O_O OMG! This is so suitable, it's creepy!]
18. What is your hobby/interest?
McFly - All About You
[Yes, you! Tell me more about yourself by leaving a comment! Wakakaka~! XD]

19. What is your biggest fear?
林俊杰 - 原来
[Finding out the horrible truth about something unpleasant. Among other things.]

20. What is your biggest secret?
大嘴巴 - 119
[I have a love/hate relationship with hospitals. Nah, not that big a secret.]

21. What do you think of your friends?
Orange Range - Shiawase Neiro
[I'm very happy and fortunate to have my friends. ^^]
23. What song would you play during your first time having sex?
曹格 - 爱爱
[Err.... Not my first choice, but pretty cute. LoL]

24. What does the year have in store for me?
Miley Cyrus - The Best of Both Worlds
[Wow~ I sure hope so!]

25. What does my love life look like?
Michael Bublé - Home
[Well, they do say that being in your lover's arms is like being home. Nope, never tried it before.]

26. What do I say when life gets hard?
潘玮柏 - 路太弯
["I've just hit a winding stretch of road. It'll get better ahead."]
27. What do I think of when I get up in the morning?
张栋梁 - 寂寞那么多
[It can get pretty lonely when you wake up and nobody else is up yet. Nahh, not really.]

28. What do I want as a career?
林俊杰 - 杀手
[O_o Interesting prospect, to say the least. Might consider it if I'm living in a computer game.]

29. My favorite saying.
林俊杰 & 金沙 - 发现爱
[Ooooh, I've just discovered... a bug! Nope, so far I haven't discovered something as elusive as love yet.]

30. My favorite place.
林俊杰 - 美人鱼
[Mermaids live in the sea, so... I like the sea? Not really - I nearly drowned (felt like it) in it once. And I don't usually have vacations by the sea.]

31. Where would I go on a first date?
五月天 - 倔强
[Being stubborn might ruin the date. Oh well.]

32. My drug of choice.
曹格 - 爱爱
[L-O-V-E. Sounds nice. Where can I buy it? XD]
33. Describe myself?
Michael Bublé - Everything
[I am everything that I am, and more besides.]

34. What do I enjoy doing the most?
欧阳靖 - 饮啖茶
[Hey, who doesn't like a nice cup of coffee/tea and some snacks? Preferably with good company too.]

35. What is my state of mind like at the moment?
张栋梁 - 错了再错
[I've made many mistakes in the past, and I'm sure I'll make them again in future, but get over it and try to do the right things too. =)]

36. How will I die?
Yoko Shimomura - Beauty and the Beast
[LoLz~ Does that mean happily ever after?]

Friday, August 8, 2008

08.08.08 Beijing Olympic

This is what you'll find when you use Google today:

Cute and also kinda cool, huh? ; )

So today's the big day - 8th August 2008 - the start of the 29th Olympiad held in Beijing, China. There's nothing much to say that hasn't been said already, therefore I'm just going to announce that my eyes will be glued to the TV from 8 p.m. onwards until the opening ceremony ends.

......Oh wait, I don't think that's quite possible. We're having an online discussion about the assignment for ECS. Dang. Looks like I'll have to switch between screens then. Thank goodness for laptops!

I think I'm deteriorating. I have all these ideas for my blog posts, but when the time comes for me to blog, I'm usually too lazy to do it or they've already escaped into the abyss of oblivion (a.k.a. I totally forgot what I wanted to write).

Taken during the meeting this afternoon. From left: Aaron, Victor, Christine, JQ and me. ^^

Monday, August 4, 2008

1st EVER College Blog Post !

Woohoo~!! Yes, it's my first ever blog post typed and published on a TCPJ computer. You can go ahead and go all "L-A-M-E~!" over my enthusiasm and roll your eyes or whatever, I don't care! =P

Well, had a class at 8 a.m. (Intro to Mass Comm.) with Mr. Benjamin. We didn't know which group we would be in yet, so we just showed up for the morning class, just in case. Had 5 whole hours ("OMG 5?!) of free time till the next class, since the lecturer for Intro to Human Communication was still on her vacation.

I couldn't log into the Taylor's computer (not to mention website), so after lunch, Foong Yee (Thank you! ^^) accompanied me to the ICT Department to fix it. Finally! =) So now I'm surfing the net while waiting for 3pm, when the lecture starts.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Malaysian Petroleum Club (MPC) - Chinese Restaurant

For latest updates on the MPC, visit my new blog: Winter Blossoms

As promised, another MPC update! ^^

This time around, Dad took us to have lunch at the MPC's Chinese restaurant - Seligi. (Yes, I know it doesn't sound Chinese at all, but whatever.) So, the thing is, I couldn't go inside there before this year... because I wasn't of age yet. Yup, they have an age restriction for all except the coffeehouse (which was the place that I blogged about before). This year I'm 18, thus I can legitimately go and dine in Seligi. *wide grin*So, in typical Chinese fashion, we were seated at a round table (Chinese always have to have round tables, huh?) and then my parents were given the menu to order dishes. I took a peek and it was really quite simple; several ways of cooking chicken, fish, vegetables, tofu and a few others I can't remember. Thoughtful as ever, they even had 2 set meals for vegetarians. Oh, and of course, the usual desserts.

With some helpful comments and suggestions from the
maître d', we (okay, my dad) ordered Cod Steamed in Soy Sauce, Claypot Tofu with Seafood, Prawns Cooked with Oatmeal and Stir-fried Baby Bak Choi. We also added a dessert of the Red Bean Pastry that you always get at Chinese weddings. (They didn't have lotus paste! *disappointed*)
Anyway, the first dish to arrive was the prawns. I gotta tell ya, those were absolutely some of the biggest prawns I've ever seen in my entire life! I mean, it came all covered with oatmeal, so at first I thought, "Wow, those prawns are pretty big, even with the shells still on them," and then when I took a closer look, I just couldn't believe it! The prawns were already de-shelled and ready to eat, and they were HUGE! They were all curled up and almost as big as my fist! My goodness...

Next came the baby bak choi and claypot tofu. I'll admit, the first thought that went through my head when I saw the vegetables was "Ohmigosh! Those baby bak choi really are so small, they look so cute and yummy!" LoL~ The claypot tofu looked pretty normal in comparison.

"star of the show" finally arrived not long after - the Cod Steamed in Soy Sauce. It looked really, really delicious, with the 2 big pieces of beautifully cut snow-white cod lying in a pool of amber soy sauce and some garnishings on top.The first dish I tried was the oatmeal prawns. Despite their size, the skillful chef managed to get the prawns' texture just right, not too tough and not too soft. The sweetness and aroma of the oatmeal complimented the slight saltiness of the prawns perfectly. Next was the baby bak choi, which was stir-fried with just the right amount of oil, retaining its crunchiness and fresh green colour. The tofu was also not bad, with generous amounts of seafood accompanying the tofu and mushrooms.

Undoubtedly, the best dish was the cod fish. A first bite gives the impression that the fish meat is melting in your mouth, and gone before you even realise it. The second bite lets you savour the experience, and such is the skill of the chef in steaming it that all the flavours of the fish are still very much intact. The meat is very smooth and the skin (normally quite different from the meat and instantly recognisable from its texture) is barely distinguished when put into the mouth. Of course, without the soy sauce, it would not be perfect. But try pouring a generous helping of sauce onto your steamed rice, and then eating it together with the cod fish - now that is what I call a divine mouthful.After that wonderful lunch, we sat for a while drinking tea and watching the scenery outside the 43rd floor window. I was sitting facing the windows, so the building directly in front of me caught my attention. It was [apparently] quite "transparent", with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, *gasp* walls and doors! Seriously. I could even see a worker walking from room to room inside. It was rather... fascinating, to say the least. Or maybe a little freaky. I mean, it looked more like apartment lots than offices, but who would like a transparent house, even if it is 40+ storeys high? People in working in the Petronas Twin Towers (for example) would be able to see everything. O_oOh well, that's about it. Next time, I wanna go to Kiku Japanese restaurant, which is just down the hallway next to Seligi. XD

Me messing around with the teapot before leaving. Where am I looking?!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Orientation @ TCPJ

Yup, my college life @ Taylor's College Petaling Jaya (TCPJ) has officially started!

So basically this week is Orientation Week, since it's all about getting us "newbies" familiarised with the school's system and campus and other miscellaneous stuff. Today was pretty boring - some talks on the library's usage and some note-taking tips.

Monday, 28th July 2008 -
Needless to say, it didn't seem to start out very smoothly when I walked into The Annexe (fancy name for "Hall-in-the-Basement") and went over report my attendance, only to discover that my name wasn't on the list for Foundation in Communication. In my head I was like "Wtf? I registered 4 freakin' months ago and paid my fees last week! Why the hell is my name NOT on the list?!" Then I showed them my receipt and they were like "Oh... In that case, write your name on the list then."

Great. Just great. -_-"

Thankfully, after that not-so-minor glitch, everything went on without incident for the rest of the day. After listening to a couple of hours of briefing/talks/speeches, we were separated into our respective "schools" (mine is School of Communication, SOC for short) and relocated to a smaller lecture hall, where we listened to some more briefings. After that, a senior brought us around for a tour of the campus. Then we were released for lunch and ID photo-taking session.

Luckily, me and Jennifer (her real name is quite similar to mine *grins*) went to The Annexe early to queue up for the photo session. Waited nearly 30 minutes before our turn, and then we went to have lunch with Charmaine (not sure if I spelled her name correctly, sorry~) before going back to the small lecture hall.

Now began our "ice breaking" session of the day. Each of us were given slips of paper with song lyrics on them. We were supposed to find people who had lyrics from the same song and form a group. I got a line from Madonna's "Don't Cry For Me Argentina". LoL!

We got together with the other group who got Madonna's song "American Pie" and sat in double rows. The first game we played was Charades. The theme was "Titles of Famous Movies" and all the other groups managed to guess both their movie titles except our group. (I bet all of us will forever remember "Toy Story" now! Haha!) However, we were not discouraged by this. In the second game, a group member was chosen to be "creatively mummified". All of us agreed that Michelle was the most suitable member to be mummified. XD And so she went from this... this!

Thanks for being such a good sport! ^^
(Credits to Michelle herself for the photos - I stole the links from her blog *guilty*)

And in the end, our group even managed to get 1st runner-up in the "Mummy Competition"! Yay~!! Our prize was a packet of Van Houten chocolates. Yummy~ =)

Group pics! And yes, that's the one and only guy in our group. XD

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