Saturday, October 27, 2007

.: Get Well Soon :.


Heard that you're not feeling well
Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery
Will be keeping you in heart and prayer

Thursday, October 25, 2007

.: Let The Music Take Control :.

I love music.

Music is food to the soul.

Music heals the soul.

Well, it's not that I listen to the most up-to-date, happenin music round town, but I do love a variety of music, from instrumental to accapellas, from rock to oldies, from ballads to pops, in any language - English, Chinese, Malay, Spanish, Latin, etc, etc

Well, just for the kicks of it, I've listed a few songs that I just love (or in some cases don't like)

My very own Top Ten Chart

(I damn sampat - this is what happens when I sit at home too long and I'm no longer motivated to study)

10 songs with really meaningful lyrics
- Man In The Mirror (Micheal Jackson)
- My Wish (Rascal Flatt)
- There’s Gotta Be More To Life (Stacie Orrico)
- Butterfly Kisses (Bob Charlie)
- Reflection (Christina Auguilera)
- In My Daughter’s Eyes (Martina McBride)
- Angel (Robbie Williams)
- Only Hope (Mandy Moore)
- The Graduation Song (Vitamin C)
- I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe)

9 beautiful duets
- Come What May (Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor)
- I Finally Found Someone (Barbara Striensand & Bryan Adams)
- When I Fall In Love (Celine Dion & Julio Iglesias)
- Private Emotion (Ricky Martin & Meja)
- We Could Be In Love (Lea Salonga & Brad Kane)
- I Do (98 Degrees & Shania Twain)
- Everytime I Close My Eyes (Mariah Carey & Babyface)
- Canto Alla Vista (Josh Groban & The Corrs)
- Where's The Love (Black Eye Peas & Justin Timberlake)

8 sad songs for the broken heart
- Out Of Reach (Gabrielle)
- Menghitung Hari (Kris Dayanti)
- Blue Eyes Blue (Eric Clapton)
- How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (Michael Buble – original by Bee Gees)
- Like We Never Loved At All (Faith Hills & Tim McGraw)
- All Out Of Love (Air Supply)
- Ghost Of You And Me (BBMak)
- That's Why You Go (MLTR)

7 love songs
- Looking In The Eyes of Love (The Corrs)
- So Much In Love (All 4 One)
- Fallen (Lauren Wood)
- I Love The Way You Love Me (Boyzone)
- First Love (Utada Hikaru)
- Aku Cinta Padamu (Siti Nurhaliza)
- Truly Madly Deeply (Savage Garden)

6 songs to slow dance along to
- The Way You Look Tonight (Michael Buble – original by Frank Sinatra)
- You Belong To Me (Jason Wade)
- It Feels Like Home To Me (Chantel Kraviazuk)
- She (Elvis Costello)
- Back At One (Bryan McKnight)
- Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)

5 songs that you blast out of your radio when you have a really bad day
- Since You’ve Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)
- Linkin Park (all of their songs esp Numb, Crawling, In The End – I just can’t choose)
- I Don’t Love You Like I Love You Yesterday (My Chemical Romance)
- Scars (Papa Roach)
- Shut Up (Simple Plan)

4 songs to play at your wedding
- From This Moment (Shania Twain)
- Everyday I Love You (Boyzone)
- The Rose (LeAnne Rimes)
- The Way You Make Me Feel (Ronan Keating)

3 most annoying songs
- The Ketchup Song (Les Ketchup)
- Oops… I Did It Again (Britney Spears)
- Blue (Eiffel 65)

2 booty shaking songs
- Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)
- Buttons (Pussycat Dolls & Snoop Dogg)

1 song that I find meaningless
- Absolutely (Story of a Girl) (Nine Days)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

.: Saw Throat + Fever + Flu :.

I'm not feeling that good today. Down with a bad sore throat.
Suppose to have dinner at Shangrilla Hotel tomorrow. Ex-company post audit dinner.

I'm suppose to be studying now, but as usual, procrastinating is my middle name :)

Now....anyone has the fastest, most effective way to cure a bad sore throat?

I've tried :
- propolies (better than honey - or so they claim)
- gargling with concerntrated salt water
- taking strepsils

What else left to try? Someone please come out with a solution....

I'm now down with fever and flu :(
And no dinner....

Saturday, October 20, 2007

.: The Nutty Lecturer :.

My last lecture for the year today.

And as usual, I presented my lecturer a small Thank You card to express my appreciation and gratitude for all that he have done for us.

In it, I wrote this;

A different Thank You card this time, but with the SAME BIG APPRECIATION! Thank you Colin for making tax classes so entertaining and fun, in spite of the subject being dry and boring.

P/S: A bit of M'sian tax advise. Foreign entertainers are subjected to 15% WHT on income derived from M'sia. We might just have to classify you as that :)

Thanks so much once again. Take care!

Shan Lyn

Really am thankful for Mr Colin for being so so so very enthusiatic and interesting when conducting the class to such uninspired, unenthusiatic bunch of students. Really never fail to amuse me on how much enthusiasm a person his age (or at any age for that matter) can really be. Such an entertainer. It is such a great joy and pleasure having him as a lecturer :)

If I ever become a lecturer one day (who knows I might *wink*wink*) I would really want to be as passionate as him and Ms Menon (another lecturer whom I really look up to for being so good at what she does!). Well, the same goes for Mr Martin (my ICAEW lecturer), Mr Goh & Mr Simon (my ACCA lecturers) as well as Ms Lim ML (my Form 5 bio teacher)

They are those whom I really inspired to be.

Well, Mr Colin has really put in his best to guide and coach us throughout. Now, it's my turn to put in my best to past this paper.

Wish me luck! :)

Friday, October 19, 2007

.: Friday Night :.

8.45am, driving down the LDP at 110mph, listening to Christina Auguilera's "Fighter" repeatedly blasting on my MP3 in my lil Piccanto, praying for the wisdom to know the difference between the "need to try harder" or "it was never meant to be".
For some reason or another, I can't seem to tell the difference between having to work hard, to put in more effort, to exercise more patience
just plain ol' give up, it was never really meant to be

Anyhows, life still goes on...
And as much as I would like to wish that the whole wide world would just stand still until I resolve my problems...

Had an early morning class today with Mr Collins, which I must admit I wasn't really in the right frame of mind to concerntrate. My mom gave me a cough syrup (some traditional Chinese medicine) before I went to class, and she claimed that it does not cause drowsiness. Even before lunchtime, I could hardly keep my eyes open. And I think my lecturer actually noticed, but he did not tease me or anything like that. He knows that I'm usually not like that, and today is an exception (I'm an angel when I'm in class actually *ehem*ehem*)

I've been having this nasty cough/whizz ever since I came back from my church camp trip from Malacca. I guess my asthma has been triggered again, last since the bad haze back in 2005. Been taking the ventolin inhaler to help my breathing every once in a while.

Speaking of Malacca, JC and I bumped into Bridget just now in Atria. She asked how was our church camp, and we both replied that it was good. She then turned to me and say "My brother mentioned alot about you."

Darn, I wonder what Benedict (Bridget's brother) has been talking about behind my back. Well, I always go along with one philosophy; if it's about good things - it's definately true and if it's about bad things - it's an absolute lie :)

JC was not feeling well today, so I drove him to a clinic nearby his house and then send him home. I noticed that many people have been falling sick recently, esp concerning respiratory problems. Probably due to the bad weather.

Hope he feels better tomorrow, so that we can enjoy the dinner I was planning to prepare for us tomorrow. On the menu is - beef steak, potato & pasta salad, mushroom soup...... Mmmmmm...
The beef steaks is in the fridge marinating itself (hmmm...sounds grammatically wrong), potato salad is done (I did it all by myself just now).


It's time for bed.

Nite nite

Thursday, October 18, 2007

:. 3 Billy Goat Gruff :.


Once upon a time three billy goats lived together in a field on a hillside. They were the three Billy Goats Gruff. There was a Big Billy Goat Gruff, a Middle Billy Goat Gruff and a Little Billy Goat Gruff.

Beside the billy goats' field ran a river. One day they decided to cross it and eat the grass on the other side. But first they had to go over the bridge. Under the bridge lived a big ugly troll.

First Little Billy Goat Gruff stepped onto the bridge. TRIP TRAP went his hooves.

"Who's that tripping over my bridge?" roared the Troll.

"It is only I, Little Billy Goat Gruff, going across the river to make myself fat," said Little Billy Goat Gruff in such a small voice.

"Now I'm coming to gobble you up," said the Troll.

"Oh, please don't eat me, I'm so small," said Little Billy Goat Gruff. "Wait for the next billy goat. He's much bigger."

"Well, be off with you," said the Troll.

A little while later, Middle Billy Goat Gruff stepped on to the bridge. TRIP TRAP, TRIP TRAP went his hooves. "Who's that tripping over my bridge?" roared the Troll.

"It is only I, Middle Billy Goat Gruff, going across the river to make myself fat," said Middle Billy Goat Gruff, whose voice was not so small.

"Now I'm coming to gobble you up," said the Troll.

"Oh, no, don't eat me," said Middle Billy Goat Gruff. "Wait for the next billy goat. He's the biggest of all."

"Very well, be off with you," said the Troll.

It wasn't long before Big Billy Goat Gruff stepped onto the bridge. TRIP TRAP, TRIP TRAP, TRIP TRAP went his hooves, and the bridge groaned under his weight.

"Who's that tramping over my bridge?" roared the Troll.

"It is I, Big Billy Goat Gruff," said Big Billy Goat Gruff, who had a rough, roaring voice of his own.

"Now I'm coming to gobble you up," said the Troll, and at once he jumped onto the bridge, very mean and hungry.

But Big Billy Goat Gruff was very tough and strong. He put down his head and charged the Troll and butted him so hard he flew high into the air and then fell down and splashed into the middle of the river.

And the great ugly troll was never seen again.

Then Big Billy Goat Gruff joined Middle Billy Goat Gruff and Little Billy Goat Gruff in the field on the far side of the river. There they go so fat that they could hardly walk home again.

Used to listen to this story when I was young, where my mom and dad would tell me over and over again as a bedtime story. Feeling kinda nostalgic when I saw the same book (Ladybird) that belongs to Ah Fei in Ze Huei's car just now.

I wish I was still 5 and mummy and daddy would tell me bedtime stories.......

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

.: Marco's Pizza :.

Dinner with Ah Xiao, Ah Fei, Ah Suk & Ze Huei at Marco's Pizza tomorrow.......

.: Rat-a-too-eeeeeeeeeee :.


Watching it again, for the second time.
Can't help but fall in love with him over and over and over again. I want a pet mouse.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

.: A Cup Of Coffee Anyone? :.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.

The students responded with a unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things --God, your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favourite passions--and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else--the small stuff."

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. "Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first--the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."

Monday, October 15, 2007

.: What I Learn In Church Camp :.

I learned that...

... the tallest mountain in M'sia is KLCC (by Caleb)
... the place in M'sia that is known as "under the wind" is "under the air cond (by Janessa)
... I can fold balloons resembling a shape of a turtle (by Sherlee)
... aunty Wendy has ALOT of cards - Jusco, Tesco, MPH, Real Rewards, Bonuslink, etc, etc (during scavenger hunt)
... Keith has the talent to be a runway model (during Baba Nyonya Night)
... aunty Anita can really act out as the perfect "si lai lai", in three different dialect (during group presentation)
... my skills in pool is still as good as it was *wink*wink* (while playing pool with the rest of the boyz)
... aunty Cathy & aunty Nancy are one of the bestest aunties in church (during the whole time in camp)
... Sue Zann can really eat a banana real fast (during Telematch)
... boyz will always be boyz (hanging out with the members of Christ Clan)

but on a serious note

I learned during Rev Johnny's sharing of his testimony that the struggle I'm going through trying to find my calling when it comes to serving the Lord is something that he too has gone through. But eventually, it will all fit into this perfect picture that God has already determined for me, and when the right time comes, I will be ready to serve him where and when he needs me too. Children's ministry? Evangalism? Whatever it may be...

...I'm ready for repositioning,

...I'm ready for equipping,

...And I'm ready to serve the Lord.

"As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord"

Friday, October 12, 2007

.: Happy Birthday Kor :.

Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:
Your birthday as my own to me is dear...
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.

Dear Kor,
Happy Birthday
May you always be blessed with abundance of happiness, joy and love :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

.: Random 40s :.

Yin tagged herself this. The first I heard something of this sort. And since I'm killing time before bed, and looking for a no-brainer task to do, this seems to be the perfect thing. So here goes....

1.Your name plus "ness"?
Siew-ness Shan-ness Lyn-ness (absolute weirdness)

2. Two feelings at the moment?
Tired and drained

3. What are you listening to right now?
Charlene - I've Never Been To Me

4.Done anything you regret so far this week?
Life is always full of regrets for those who live in the past. Must learn to live in the present :) Be happy where you are right now!

5. Describe where you are right now?
Sitting down, looking at my Compaq laptop (it needs to be upgraded real soon)

6.The highlight of your week?
The week has just started..... Hmmm... Having lunch with my lecturer, Mr Martin I guess...

7. What are you craving to have right now?
No craving so far, the last craving I had was of nasi dagang, of which I've satisfied last week from the TTDI Rahmadhan Bazaar.

8. Who were the last people you ate with?
Had a really late dinner with JC just now in Sunway College's Medan.

9. What are you scared of?
Insects, blood, being alone (alone alone not alone alone if you know what I mean)

10. Last movie you watched?

11. Last songs you sang out loud?
Dreams - The Cramberries, while driving on the way to college

13. Are you thinking of someone right now?
Nopez... I just stop thinking altogether since 9pm (studying since 10am is not exactly healthy)

14. Who is the last person you talked to?
Well, on MSN, then it would be Qianhui (actually, I'm still talking to her now *wink*wink*)

15. Last thing you downloaded on your computer?

16. Have you changed much this year?
People change through the passage of time. In a way, I'm still the same ol' me, but in some ways, I've changed - for the better, or for the worse, then those who are closest to me can tell...

23. Who was the last person to text message you?
That would be Jun Wei, poking me with his Nanchack - he's really sampat wan

24. Where was the last place you went to besides where you are?

26. Do you speak any other language other than English?
Erm, in fact, I don't really speak English.... More like Manglish.... But besides that, I speak a lil of BM, a lil of Cantonese, a lil of Hokkien, a lil of Mandrin...

27. Last thing you watched on TV?
That would be two days ago - *long pause* ermm.... CSI:Miami

28.Do you dress for style or comfort?
Definately comfort... My dressing sense is not exactly stylish *hehe*

29. Name someone with the same b-day as you?
Erm, not anyone I personally know....

30. Ever had a drunken night in Mexico?
Nopez! Never even been to Mexico...

31. What's the craziest thing you've done?
I used to do alot of crazy things back in my primary and secondary school days. Guess I've toned down quite alot (age is catching up on me - ohhhh no0o0o...) The most craziest of them all? Well, ask me if you want to know *wink*wink* (There are some underage people who read my blog you know)

32. Favorite color(s)?
Blue.... All shades of blue..... Just absolutely love blue...

33. What's your favorite cereal?
It would have to be Koko Crunch, presoaked in milk...

34. What is your favorite Michael Jackson song?
Man in The Mirror... Very meaningful lyric

35. Who do you love?
I love my friends and family :)

36. Any plans right now?
Erm, plan to go to bed soon? *wink*

37. What are your plans for tonight?

38. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
Erm, nothing really exciting. Definately not looking foward to studying, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do (or girl in this case)

39. Last time you smile?
Erm.... ages I guess :)

40. Who do you wanna be with right now?
With the people that I love....

Saturday, October 6, 2007

.: Of Stripping & Biological Assets :.

SMS conversation between two soon to be ICAEW coursemate who clearly has been overstudying...

"I'm feeling really horny right now, reading bout dividend stripping...."

To which was replied "I'm more hornier... reading bout biological assets..."

For those who has accounting background and know what IAS40 or MASB 140 is all about, you would understand.

Gosh..... talk bout boring ol' accountants getting turned on....
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