Sunday, June 29, 2008

.: Life In UK :.

Had an hour web conversation with my bro...

Kinda good to hear from him after three weeks since he has left...
Sounds and looks like he's adapting well. On top of that, he was proudly showed us all the cool cheap food stuff he can get from Tesco, which is about 5 mins walk from where he's staying.

He went like :

"Jie, you know how much this cost?
*brings a bar of chocolate out*
"It's only 1 pounds"

.. and he does it repeatedly for like three or four products. Almost like an advertistment for Tesco products or something like that. Even went to the extend of opening the bar of chocolate at eating it right in front of us. *shakes head*

But it's good to know that he's doing alright.

Miss him alot tho........

Saturday, June 28, 2008

.: Made Of Honour :.

"It takes a real man to become a maid of honour"

Tom and Hannah met in college when he accidentally slipped in her bed thinking she was his roommate. He was impressed how feisty and honest she was. He always had girls flinging themselves at him but Hannah was against all that.

Tom became successful in life. He's become wealthy from his invention of the "coffee collar", has plenty of guy friends to hang with, a new girl every week, and his one best friend.

Hannah then goes to Scotland for work for 6 weeks and Tom realises he feels empty without her. Tom decides to tell Hannah his feelings when she returns only to find out that Hannah has become engaged to Colin in Scotland.

Hannah asks Tom to be her "maid" of honor and he agrees so he can try to win Hannah back and stop the wedding.

Was Tom able to win Hannah's heart?

Watch this movie to find out *wink*

(adapted from Wikipedia)

.: Say Goodbye : Jordan Knight & Deborah Gibson :.

Say Goodbye : Jordan Knight & Deborah Gibson

I’ve been so lost lately
I don’t really understand baby
Where did i go wrong
I wanna talk to you
Please call
Where do i begin with you
After all that we’ve been through
I don’t think that it would be right if we
Got together so suddenly
I wish that i could take back all the things that i said
And replace them with simply i love you instead

You don’t wanna say goodbye
But you never really seem like you wanna try
But i only wanted you to stay
Then i let you just slip away
If you didn’t listen to your heart inside
Then it really doesn’t matter what was on your mind
And if you need me then tell me why
Girl, i never meant to say goodbye

Mmm oh yeah
I think about the past baby
Why we couldn’t make it last, lady
I know you still have doubts
But i’m gonna prove that we can work things out
I wanna be sure that you know what you put me through
And reveal that you intend to never let me down again
It’s clear to me and i can’t ignore
That i have to give you something i couldn’t before

You don’t wanna say goodbye
But you never really seem like you wanna try
But i only wanted you to stay
Then i let you just slip away
If you didn’t listen to your heart inside
Then it really doesn’t matter what was on your mind
And if you need me then tell me why
Girl, i never meant to say goodbye

I didn’t think that we would come to this
Ooh, no
Your eyes, your face, your smile is what i miss
Why’d you wait so long to take me back
It’s all a simple misunderstanding

You don’t wanna say goodbye
But you never really seem like you wanna try (never wanna try)
But i only wanted you to stay
Then i let you just slip away
If you didn’t listen to your heart inside
Then it really doesn’t matter what was on your mind
And if you need me then tell me why
Girl, i never meant to say goodbye

You don’t wanna say goodbye
But you never really seem like you wanna try (but i never meant to say)
But i only wanted you to stay
Then i let you just slip away
If you didn’t listen to your heart inside (never meant to see you cry, never meant to say)
Then it really doesn’t matter what was on your mind
And if you need me then tell me why
Girl, i never meant to say goodbye

Been listening to this song recently from my mp3 collection...
Just love the malancholy tune & lyrics of this duet...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

.: G'day Mate :.

Updating this blog at this lovely lil cottage (known as No 14) in up in Katoomba, Blue Mountains. The weather here is much colder than Sydney, but the sights here are absolutely breathtaking! I just love it here so much.

Will be splunking in one of the Jenolan Caves tomorrow morning.

Been doing sooooo much walking these past few days....

Keep you guys posted!


Day 1 : Friday

- Arrived at Sydney Airport at about 6am (local time), Uncle Kum Hung & James picked us up.

- After unpacking and washing up, Aunty Amy brought us to Coogee beach. We walked along the coast until Bondi Beach. Dipped our toes in the blue Pacific Ocean :) Took a bus back to Coogee and went to a restaurant nearby and had Peking Duck for lunch.

- Went back home, took forty winks and woke up just in time to wash up & have dinner.

- Had dinner at a Chinese restaurant of lobster, abalone, pigeon, shark fins' soup, etc. The seafood is so fresh and delicious!

Day 2 : Saturday

- Uncle Kum Hung drove us & another couple (Damien & Elle) to The Entrance, near Gosford to see the pelicans. It was about a 2 1/2 hours drive from NSW.

- Stop by at Hawksburry River, weather was kinda gloomy, so the river wasn't as blue as it could be according to Uncle Kum Hung

- Lunch was a picnic in a park. Aunty Amy packed for us nasi lemak consisting of rice, eggs, chicken curry, etc

- Saw the pelicans. Accordingly, they have been fed with fish head/bones by this Fish & Chip shop daily exactly at 3pm for many, many years

- Had home cooked dinner that Aunty Amy prepared for us

- Played a few game of Wii with Sam. Nearly beat him to it. Nearly, but not quite!

Day 3 : Sunday

- Met James at a train station (Newtown) where he lived and walked to his church for morning service.

- After service, we walked passed his Uni on the way to town. Drop by at a mini meseum in his Uni

- Went to Fish Market for lunch of fresh oyster, fish & chips & sashimi. A seagull stole a piece of salmon slice right under our nose! Frustrating!

- Walked around Chinatown and got home just in time for dinner at the same Chinese restaurant with Jing (James' gf) and her parents.

Day 4 : Monday

- Went to Kiama blowhole and on the way, we stopped at Subline Lookout.

- Saw a beautiful rainbow at Kiama, absolutely beautiful

- Had lunch of Maggi Mee & tuna sandwiches in a park (most of the parks in Aus have BBQ facilities & also very well maintained)

- Uncle Kum Hung dropped us at Hurtsview for our grocery shopping

- Damien cooked dinner for all of us - seafood noodles (absolutely lip smacking!)

Day 5 : Tuesday

- Hunter Valley day tour (cost about AUS 68 per person)

- We had wine, cheese & chocolate tasting (I think I had more than a total of 30 glasses of wine!)

- Bought 6 bottles of wines, consumed 3 bottles in Sydney (spread over a few days of coz) :)

- Walked around Circular Quay to have a night view of Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Oprah House

- Walked all the way to City Hall, George Street (had my first bite of Krispy Kreme!) and stop by at Woolworths to do some grocery shopping

Day 6 : Wednesday

- Went to Botanical Garden in the morning.

- Took a ferry from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo.

- Pet a wallaby, saw the infamous playtipus, koala bear, among many other animals

- Had dinner with Eunice (ex PwC colleague, currently working in EY, Sydney) at a Korean Restaurant in town

- Went home to pack for tomorrow's lunch & dinner (this is what I call budget travelling *wink*)

Day 7 : Thursday

- Went to Katoomba by train (approximately 2 hours train ride)

- Went to Scenic World, Gordon Falls, Laura Cascade (we walked at a bush path from Gordon Falls to Laura Cascade of about 2 km in 45 mins)

- Spend a night in a lovely lil cottage called No 14 (recommeded by Lonely Planet guide)

Day 8 : Friday

- Went to Jenolan Caves by bus from Katoomba (about 2 hours bus ride)

- Explored Lucas cave and Nettle Cave/Devil's Coach House

- Went home by train and had dinner

- Met Chee Kean & his wife, Amy

Day 11 : Saturday

- Slept in late, woke up only at about 10 am

- Went to Sizzler for lunch with Kean & Sam (all you can eat buffet). Had Rump steak, not bad. The buffet was good, with many variety of salads, pastas and desserts :)

- Walked around Paddi, Chinatown (had a try of the famous Emperor Golder Puff -
which is actually a custard filled puff which I absolutely love) , The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Star City (Casino). Was asked for my ID and was told " You don't look anywhere near 18, sweetie!". Can't sleep that night *smiles*

Day 12 : Sunday

- Went marketing in the morning; bought Rump Steak, sausages, lamb ribs, lamb chop, prawns, eggplant (they are huge!) for our BBQ lunch at Uncle Kum Hung's backyard

- Went to Kean & Amy's house for a game of Wii

- Went digging for cockles somewhere near Botany Bay (we collected almost close to one kilo; or maybe two)

- Washed up and had dinner of porridge & fish at the same Chinese restaurant

Day 13 : Monday

- Got a day tripper pass (AUD 16 per person)

- To a ferry to Manly beach; shopped around and had fish & chips for lunch

- Took a ferry back to Circular Key and then another ferry to Parramatta. The sunset view in the ferry to Paramata was truly beautiful.

- Went home & had steamboat with the rest of them

Day 14 : Tuesday

- Flew back home, flight was delayed for two hours. Only arrived at KLIA at 8pm M'sian time.

(pictures to be updated much much much later - you guys know me la hor! *wink*)

Had a good trip to Aus overall, and there are alot of beautiful places to see & wonderful people to meet, but at the end of the day, there's nothing better than to return to a place you call home......

Friday, June 20, 2008

Writing To My Jie

Hi I'm a guest here. I just want to write something here because I'm a very nice sweet girl like that. =)

I wanted to call her(Kath) but 3134785seconds ago I remembered that she is at Down Under. Haih, did you went to the beach? Got buy nice Roxy flip flops or Tee for me? Buy books ahhh? Which author. Don't buy intellectual books because I cannot comprehend one. Now probably you're wondering "Why am I related to this shallow girl?". hahaha

Faster come online or comeback home. I want to talk to you. Ben was online but he didn't reply my nudges. Busy probably? Why everyone don't have time to talk to me these days? So busy meh? hmmm. Working people don't have time as much as me. Thank god I don't have to work. Amen!

Excuse me. I have to kill my braincells. I hate maths. It's like suicide. T__T.

Call me when you are back. I want to see my chocolates and gifts ... errr and you!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

.: To My Lil Bugger :.

Well that lil bugger I've been growing up with for the last 21 years of my life is flying off to UK today...

I could not send him off as someone mistook the timing, thinking it was 4am in the morning, when it is actually 4pm. And no one noticed until about three days ago, and by that time, it was too late for me to apply for my annual leave.

So am I gonna miss him? Of course, how could I not? All of us are going to miss him, even though he's only gone for 1 year and 3 months (exactly). My heart's quite heavy to know that when I reach back home from work today, that lil bugger is not going to be there.

How I would miss his crazy antics, his blurness that entertains the whole lot of us. No one to fight the remote control with, or the computer with. No one to talk crap with on a lousy day. No dirty jokes at family gatherings at the "children" table, no more crazy dances after winning a game in PS2. No more trying to test him of his pharmacy knowledge everytime I come home from the Doctor, reading the names of the medicines I was prescribed with.

Sigh, the house is gonna be so much empty without that lil bugger around....

I shall not cry, for this is just a temporary goodbye. He will be back in a year plus. Maybe even bring back home a white chick (though we did joke yesterday that it's better that bringing home a white guy *wink*).

Just how much our relationship has developed over the years. From the annoying dude that pokes me while I'm watching TV just to test his home-made shield (consisting of pillows tucked at the front and back of his pants and a wastepaper basket over his head) with a paper sword, to the gamer that thought me games like Starcraft & Command and Conquer (which formed 90% of our conversations back then), to the nerd that ignores me during exam periods (he was way more stressed during PMR that I was with my SPM), to the dirty sicko trying to outbeat me on the most dirtiest jokes.....

Can't help but think bout the time....

we played together...

fight endlessly over everything - I chased him with a bread knife and the maid we had back then freaked out & the dent on the wooden stairs was an imprint of his tooth (he fell down while I was chasing him and his tooth was actually stucked on the staircase)....

where he fell down into a monsoon drain outside our primary school (I was crying, while he was actually laughing in amusement over the whole situation)...

when he annoys me by interupting all my calls by picking up the phone upstairs and screaming in his pre-puberty pitch (which was exactly like a girl!)...

I thought him Add Maths - his standard sentence was "Jie, the question cannot answer wan. I've tried a million times. Stupid <>, dunno how to set question wan!" and then saying "Oh..." when I taught him the solution to the same question...

he asked me to make him a good luck charm for all his exams (it started with me making a four leaf clover for his PMR - and he got straight As')....

he told me horror stories bout aircrashes, pandemics, etc...

I said a prayer for him today, that the good God will be with him when all of us can't.

So Ben, I wish you all the best and I will see you again next year....

p/s : I will definitely convert your room into my Winnie the Pooh shrine.... *muahahaha* *evil grin*

Sunday, June 8, 2008

.: What's My Age Again? :.

Went to Bangsar Seafood Village, Bangsar yesterday (Saturday) with the rest of our church members and some guest to celebrate our Church's Membership Day - it was SLS' 8th year anniversary.

Was placed in a table with the rest of the kids (well, I guess they do need some responsible adults - that's me *ehem* to babysit the kids). So there was Dr Tui's kids - Alynna, Adam, Adrian and Andrew, Melinda's kids - Tanya & Sonya and their friend Karen. Then Alynna & Adam was whispering and giggling and after I gave them the curious look, Alynna said "Adam wants to ask you something...."

I turned my attention to Adam, who was giggling and smiling, and he asked "Are you two married?" (indicating JC, who was seated next to me).

Taken aback by his question, I smiled and asked him "What do you think?"

Then, his brother, seating next to him, replied with an answer which I could not be more satisfied with...

"Of course not.... She's too young to be married... She's like what? 18 or 19?"

Made my day I tell you! Hehe *wink*wink*

.: Kung Fu Panda :.

Everybody wants kung fu fighting! *hyakk*

This animated movie is to hilarious to the bones. I would strongly recommend for everyone to watch, best animated movie since Shrek I! :)

Friday, June 6, 2008

.: Sick of Being Sick :.

One weekend after another....
Time really passes by so quickly...

I had a bad asthma attack on Tuesday morning. Was actually coughing since Friday, but thought it was a bug I caught from my boss. ThenTuesday morning, I was gasping for air like a fish out of water. Went to the Dr, who eventually prescribed some drugs and an inhaler. Thank goodness for the inhaler, as it does leviate the breathing difficulty.

The medicine causes me to sleep the whole of Tuesday.

Untili today, I still have difficulties sleeping at night, cause I will cough and cough none stop until about 3 am. My throat sores and my stomach muscles aches from all the coughing.

Just continue to pray for complete recovery!~

Thursday, June 5, 2008

.: Prayer For Serenity :.


GOD grant me Serenity
To accept things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And Wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.
Taking as Jesus did --- This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it.
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will.
So I will be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next. AMEN

-- Reinhold Nieburh
p/s: Drew - thanks for the inspiring post, hope you don't mind that I share it with others here
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