Friday, December 21, 2007


As reward for all my hard work (and after convincing my mom) I am getting myself a brand new camera!! :D

I'm looking for something around 5 to 8 Megapixels because it's sufficient.
I don't need to zoom in and see my own pores thank you very much.

So anyway! My budget's around $250 and I've been scouting around for some mighty fine models :)

The first one which I've got my eyes on is

Canon IXUS 70

which is quite sexy though it's not the prettiest model around.

The other model that I've been eyeing is the

Nikon COOLPIX S200

which is prettier and slightly cheaper than the Canon IXUS.

I'm not too big of a fan of the Pentax Optio T20 but it's pretty cheap too.

Don't they look all pretty and shiny? *O*

The Sony cybershot cameras are dead sexy with the range of pretty colours but after playing with a friend's Sony DSC-T70 Cybershot camera I realized that the cameras themselves aren't really that good!

But the pink one looks sooooo good :(

Damm it.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Life without a full stop

I've lost my full stop

I'm not going all emo on you guys

I really have lost my full stop
and my comma

do you not notice the missing punctuations by now?

The sad story

I went upstairs to have a shower and come down to find that my keyboard was going a little berserk
Typing a letter gave me another letter or number and sometimes even nothing!!
I wasn't really that panicky because 'someone' else was doing it for me
Which is odd enough because I'm actually very protective of my laptop as Sharon would know

Nonetheless I called up SK and asked him if he knew what the problem was
We spent over half an hour on the phone but nothing worked

Then after I hung up
that 'someone' made a confession
Now I'm not pointing fingers or anything but it wasn't me who spilled a little drink over the keyboard

I know
I wish that 'someone' had told me earlier instead of letting me agonize over my laptop trying to fix settings when I could have shut it down and dry it
Liquids and electronics should never go together!!

But it's an accident and accidents do happen
Yes I'm a wonderful and forgiving person LOL~!!

Apparently laptop keyboards are major sensitive
a little moisture and it goes insane
Kinda reminds me of that Gremlins movie
keep them away from water or you're in big trouble

So what if YOU (omg) spilled a little drink over your beloved previous laptop's innocent lil keyboard?

  1. The laptop must be TURNED OFF!
    No don't waste precious seconds to 'shut down' your laptop
    TURN THE MAIN POWER SWITCH OFF! PULL THE CORD! Anything that will save you valuable time before the liquid seeps into your laptop and KILLS it
  2. Remove all removable parts (eg battery)
  3. Tip the laptop over and give it a little shake in attempt to drain it
  4. Blow dry your laptop with a hair-dryer on the LOWEST or cool setting
  5. DO NOT TURN ON YOUR LAPTOP FOR 48 HOURS to ensure that it's completely dry

I'm not mad or anything
I just wished I had known earlier so I could react to it and save my full stop and comma
Everything else seems alright
A couple other keys such as backspace home and end can be stubborn at times but they still work with a little patience

For now Microsoft Word will have to be my best friend
It's quite hard to type out a URL without a full stop

If I really can't take it I'll just get one of those external keyboards
Though it's been only like 2 hours since I turned on my lappy and I'm already feeling a little annoyed

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Japanese creates see through-frog

One word: EW.
Not exactly see-through but *shudders*
I've lost my appetite -.-
The whole article is at the end of this blog entry but I'm sure not of you wouldn't be bothered to read it.
Basically, they've mated two frogs with recessive genes that cause paleness (much like albinos in a way) to give offsprings which are then mated with one another to give SUPER pale froggies.

This is so that they can study the internal structures of the drog without dissecting them :)
But these little frog's grandfroggies would die right after birth due to too many defects in them resulting from all the recessive genes :(
Sounds like playing God, you say?
Exactly. And this is what I'm capable of doing with my degree.

That's why I'm leaning towards plants instead. At least they don't look at you with sad eyes when you're about to kill them.
September 27, 2007 - 5:29PM

Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing see-through frogs, letting them observe organs, blood vessels and eggs under the skin without performing dissections.

"You can see through the skin how organs grow, how cancer starts and develops," said the lead researcher Masayuki Sumida, professor at the Institute for Amphibian Biology of state-run Hiroshima University.
"You can watch organs of the same frog over its entire life as you don't have to dissect it. The researcher can also observe how toxins affect bones, livers and other organs at lower costs," he said.
Dissections have become increasingly controversial in much of the world, particularly in schools where animal rights activists have pressed for humane alternatives such as using computer simulations.
Sumida said his team, which announced the research last week at an academic conference, had created the first transparent four-legged creature, although some small fish are also see-through.
The researchers produced the creature from rare mutants of the Japanese brown frog, or Rena japonica, whose backs are usually ochre or brown.

Two kinds of recessive genes have been known to cause the frog to be pale.
Sumida's team crossed two frogs with recessive genes through artificial insemination and the offspring looked normal due to the presence of more powerful genes. But crossing the offspring led to a frog whose skin is transparent from the tadpole stage.

"You can see dramatic changes of organs when tadpoles mutate into frogs," said Sumida, whose team is seeking a patent.

Such frogs could theoretically exist in the wild but it is "virtually impossible" they would naturally inherit so many recessive genes, Sumida said.

The transparent frogs can also reproduce, with their offspring inheriting their parents' traits, but their grandchildren die shortly after birth.
"As they have two sets of recessive genes, something wrong must kick in and kill them," Sumida said.

While the researchers relied on artificial insemination, they said that genetic engineering could also produce transparent and even illuminating frogs.

Sumida said researchers could also inject into the transparent frogs an illuminating protein attached to a gene, which would light up the gene once it manifests -- for example, showing at what stage cancer starts.

Sumida said it would be unrealistic to apply the same method to mammals such as mice as their skin structure is different.


Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Impossible Quiz

This game is so totally addictive!!
I've been playing for the past few days and I was stuck on question 42 for a bit but fortunately me brain still works so I got through that. *mini dance*

I've gotten to question 66 . . I really want to see what happens in the end.

If you get through all of that, congratulations. . . and also there's also a sequeal to it ;)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

It is not the end

I wasn't having a good day in lab today.
It was hectic and as usual it involves a lot of running around trying to get everything organize without tripping over myself.

Then I get this text message. It was from my cousin.

"Hey I've got bad news for you. Read calmly okay. Your grandma passed away at 3 am this morning."


The first thing that came into my mind was, "Ha. That can't be true."

My lab partner Huey Yeng turned to me and asked me what was wrong. I turned to her wanting to laugh it off because it couldn't be true, it was all a sick joke but I couldn't say a word, instead I found myself crying :(

Mom had called me on Monday and I haven't spoken to her in weeks.

I asked how grandma was. Mom said that she was officially bed-ridden and that the doctor said that she was waiting for death.
She also said that grandma asked for me the other day which brought tears to my eyes.

I kinda cried when I heard this because it's just so ironic you know. .

My grandmother was someone who needed constant attention and was always ill. She always wound up in the hospital, wailing in bed, telling me that her time is up.

She always made me cry because I believed her :'(

As I grew older, I realized that she was just saying that to get sympathy from others. Everyone knew her tricks but I still love her anyway.
She may be grumpy, unreasonable and bitter but she was my grandma and no one's perfect, hey? I will miss her . . .

As I grew, I've learnt to tell her to not say such things and to believe that she'd get better.
Everyone tells me to take care of what I say to her because she takes everything personally. But I don't care what they say. I said and did whatever I wanted.
Despite what they say, I've never gotten into trouble with her :)

When I went back in July, she had been admitted into the hospital. Before I came back to Adelaide, she wailed and said that she would not get the chance to see me again. Once again, I told her that she will. I strongly believed that because it's always been that way... I would always see her again.

But I was wrong this time.

I've always thought the reason why she's bitter was because she's old and lonely. As long as I could remember, I've vowed never to grow to be like her. If I'm 60 and alone, I'll just buy myself a cute dog and pamper it.

She was such an unhappy person, always dwelling on negativity. . . constantly tortured herself with miserable thoughts and self-pity.

I want to be like my dad though. In the sense of filial piety . . . he may not be the best dad in the world but he was a damm great son.

He has lost both parents now. I can't imagine how that must feel.

My dad is the fourth child out of seven kids. And yet, everyone says my dad is the only one who truly cares for his parents and I believe that. Even grandma finally admitted that my dad was a good son.
She doesn't compliment people very often you know.

Dad is a workaholic and he's a busy man but he always made time.
He isn't a very affectionate man but when the two of us visited grandma in the hospital, he would fluff her pillows, feed her and stroke her hair.

He says that one should be filial and care for one's parents when they're old.
If there's one thing that my dad's done right, it's being a good son.

Sometimes I feel like he's slowly becoming like my grandma which isn't a very good thing but that wouldn't change anything. I'd still love him and I'd show him the same love that he has given to his parents.

She's only 68.
But she's always been weak and frail. Mom said that it was best this way.
She's in a better place now.

And I truly believe that she is.
Death is not the end of everything.

I remember being five or six at least at the time and we were visiting grandma.
Mom sitting on the edge of the bed and I was dancing around to the radio when my grandma came in.
She laughed at me and said I was silly but I just gave her a big grin and continued doing my thing.

She shook her head as she sat down next to my mom and watched me prance on.

Hey, and I'm a better dancer now ;)

Monday, August 27, 2007

I can smell danger

There was this poster sale in my uni.

I'm talking about HUGE posters. They were posted all over outside the caf, some onto cardboards then latched onto walls.

Anyway, it was unbelievably windy today.
As I was walking with Khoa towards the caf, I noticed two posters which had been pasted on thick box-type cardboards and taped onto a lamp post. The wind blew and one of the posters started moving and was lifted off the ground but still clung onto the lamp post.

I went, "Whoa, I hope it doesn't break off and kill someone."

The moment I said that, it broke off and everyone stared in horror as it flew right towards this group of students who were sitting not too far away.

We held our breaths when it slammed right onto another lamp post, just narrowly missing this girl's head.

It was so loud because it smacked the lamp post with great force . . . man. . I can still hear it in my head!

Khoa just stared at me with his jaw open wide.

The whole day he was going, "Lish can predict bad things. She said that the poster was gonna fly and it flew!! I'm gonna stick with her now. I may be able to cheat death," and "Hey, Lish, do you sense any dangers?"
I'd go, "Yes, keep your eyes on that sign board. It's out to get us."

BUAHAHAA! I crack myself up! *dabs a tear away*

I don't claim to have any danger senses. I'm not spiderman. Or spiderpig.


The only other time I had such a reaction was back in my secondary years.
We had our math papers back and everyone was going around the class comparing marks, because you know, we're Asians.

Anyway, I had this sudden looming feeling of impending doom so I turned to Sharon and went, "Something bad's going to happen."

THEN the lights went off due to a power failure.
I think Sharon freaked out a little because she went, "Omigawd! Omigawd! Omigawd!!"
If that's not freaking out, then I'm not sure what to call it.

Okay, in both cases, it wasn't the end of the world or anything.
Yeah, well, you'd better be glad that they weren't. *shakes fist at your ungrateful face*

Now that I think of it, it's probably a good thing that I can't really predict misfortunes.
I'd either have no friends or have crazy people as friends.
If you're crazy, you attract crazy people, it's that simple.

But then, if I had such a power, I could probably harness it one way or another and rule the world . . .


Be part of awesomous HEROES :D
yes, 'awesomous' is not a word and no i will not correct it. Say it! It's catchy!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

When the cows come home . . .

Lately I've been rather . . . well, unsatisfied with life.

I know that I don't usually write emo entries and I try not to but at the moment, I really want to spill out how I feel.

So leave now if you don't want to read pathetic, petty things.

+ . + . + . + . +

It's not that nothing has gone right in my life so far.
I am happy :D

Either that or I'm trying to convince my readers and myself :(

There are a lot of things that are bringing me down.

I try not to think about them but when you're sitting alone in your room, listening to bluesy music, your mind tends to wander back to the little unhappy things have happened recently in your life.

My pracs have not been going so well.
It's been so frustrating that I want to tear my hair out and just cry. I'm not the only one either.
It's been 4 weeks now and I still haven't gotten any results :(

I keep telling myself, 'It's alright . . . there's next week . . . I'll get the results next week!'
But I just keep getting disappointed. I've gotten to a point where I just don't give a damm anymore.

Plus I didn't do well in a test because I've been so very, very careless... mistaking a C for a G and also XhoI for XbaI. I know that I could have scored better. I guess I was being too confident. That really bummed me out.

Also . . . turns out a lot of my fellow classmates have gotten their summer scholarships with a grant of $300 per week.

I missed out on the chance and I know that if I had just signed up and met up with Dr. Able earlier, I would have gotten it too. $300 per week is definitely enough for me to pay my rent and get by!

But at least I've met up with Dr. Able and I know that he'll definitely take me on for the summer to do a project with him.

I know I have to focus on the happier things in my life but it's been one hard week.

I've always enjoyed the independence that I have, especially in uni. I don't have to get stick to a group (no peer pressure, wahey!) and I pretty much get along with most people :)
But this week, I felt a little lonely.
Perhaps I've just been thinking too much but for a while now, I noticed how some friends just well, ignore you when they have their gang around but becomes your best friend when they're alone or when they need your help.

Just the thought of these people dampers my mood a little.
I don't know why.
I feel a little empty inside.
Like something's missing.
But I can't quite put my finger on it.

Maybe I just miss talking to Sharon.
She'd listen to me whine. Right, Sharon? *puppy eyes*

Ahh... I don't know.
Maybe it's something else?

But one thing's for sure, I've lost a bit of my confidence. The confidence to believe in myself.
The confidence to try again.

Hmm.. maybe that's what I'm missing.

Anyway, rant's over.

I hate it when I go on and on about something because I figure in the process I'd figure out what's bothering me then realize I'm no closer to it than when I started.

+ . + . + . + . +

Lately I've been listening to a lot of jazz and stumbled upon Olivia Ong who is a Singaporean! She's got a contract with some Japanese music company and I must say I'm really impressed.

I love her soothing clear voice. Perfect for my emo-ness.

She's pretty too :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Meet Mr. Pumpkin

As weird as it may sound, this old guy that I've met while waiting for the bus gave me a pumpkin!!


Yes. Weird and in a way freaky.

But you haven't heard everything yet!

Slthough it was bright and sunny day yesterday, I was rather down. Blame PMS.
To top that I was late for my group meeting for this scientific poster we had to make.
I stood there waiting for the bus for like 15 minutes but there was no sign of it.

Then this old dude with a long white beard came along, carrying two bags.
He looked at the bus stand then at me before asking, "Have you been waiting for long?"

I wasn't really up for a chat but said yes and that it was late.

Anyway, he didn't seem to notice the foul mood I was in and started chatting away.

There was something about this old man that was a little different.
He had a sparkle in his eye. Like how you'd expect Santa Claus to have.

Before I knew it, I was actually enjoying having a conversation with this man.
I learnt that he loves nature, art, growing things and enjoys writing poetry. He must have been a hippie back in his day because he just seemed like one!!

Halfway through our conversation, he stuck his hand out and went, "I'm Marcus."
He was quite a charming fellow. In fact, he has a lady friend who wants him to marry her!!
Apparently she's like ten years younger than he is and . . . he's 65!!

Mind-boogling! My grandma's only a couple years older and she's so frail and nearly bed-ridden.

This is some random hippie picture I found while googling but he looks somewhat like the old geezer. Isn't the old lady cute? xD

Finally the bus came and we got on. Before he got off to meet his friend for coffee, he asked me meet him in a cafe near the art gallery next Friday at 11. He said that if he wasn't there by 11, then he couldn't make it and he'll come the following Friday. Then he reached ito his bag and gave me one of the pumpkins he grew :)

Talking to him made me realize how money driven everyone else was and how caught up we all can get in our lives that we don't see how simple and beautiful things really are.

He was so cheery and lovely that just the thought of him makes me smile. I know you all think I must be crazy but I don't mind meeting up with him.
I do have a feeling that he might have forgotten me by then though.
But if he does, it doesn't matter either :)

Let's see how it goes, shall we?

I had no idea what to do with the pumpkin but when I got to uni with a pumpkin in my hand, everyone was like, "What on earth is that?" and some people started telling me how to cook it.
Others say it looks really odd. One person said it was the oddest shaped pumpkin he's seen. HAHAHAA!!

. . and I must agree XD

But look what I did to it!

Looks pretty good, no? ;)
And it tasted great too!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

It's... it's alive!!

My hard disk has been revived!! =D

Thanks to my cousin!!

Thank you so much cousieeeeeeee <3

Turns out that the thing's been disconnected inside.
We have no idea how that happened.

But who cares?! *boogies* =D

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Goth that got away

It was Sunday and the buses didn't come very often but still I waited for one in order to head to uni.
Yes, uni on a Sunday. It was for some discussion prior to an exam. Am not a nerd!!!

As one arrived, I eagerly hopped on to escape the cold. There wasn't anyone in the bus except for a man asleep in the back.
I picked out a seat nearest to the back door.

The driver got out for a ciggy break and so we had to wait.
As I flipped through my notes, I realized that someone was behind me. It was that man. He had moved from the back to the seat directly behind me.

I felt uneasy and sat onto the edge of my seat, not wanting to be near him.

After the bus driver got in and picked up a huge group of skater boys. I sat back into my seat cause I figured he wouldn't dare do anything with so many people watching.

Not too long after I felt something on my waist. I turned and found fingers with chipped black nail polish trying to ease their way between my bag and I.
I immediately freaked out and jumped away.

I don't know what he was trying to do but I figure he was most likely after my bag.
Although it's a sling bag and he would have never been able to get anything.
The idiot.

I should have screamed. I know.
I was just too freaked out too.

He had leaned right onto the back of my seat and slid his hand between the side of the bus and the seat. So when I turned, I catch a glimpse of his face. He had dirty blonde hair, dressed in all black and drew a scar over his pale forehead. I couldn't see his eyes. I'm not sure if he had closed them or I must have panicked a little too much to catch everything.

As I sat, I was fuming with anger and yet I was dead scared. I checked if everything was there and thankfully, nothing was missing.

I was afraid that he would follow me when I got off the bus or something.
I feared that if I caused a commotion, he would beat the crap out of me the next time he saw me. After all.. Adelaide is really, really small.

As the bus got near to my stop, I got out of my seat and stood close to the skater boys.
He didn't follow me.
I couldn't do anything but glare at him as I got down from the bus.
ARGH! I was so pissed and now thinking about it, I'm still pissed!!! >.<

If only I had said something.. I wish I did.
I should have made a scene.

Who knows. . . the next victim might not be so lucky. .

Monday, May 21, 2007

Guess what's in my pants

Omo~!! I laughed so hard at this! xD

It's about this dude from some TV show who went around asking ladies to guess what was in his pants. If they were able to, they'd win $500.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Dearest mama,

When I was four, I remember sitting in the car, waiting for you so we could leave for a visit to a relative’s house. After a while, daddy asked me to check on you.
I hopped off and entered your room to find you putting on lipstick in front of the mirror. Wanting to be like you, I mimicked the way you puckered yours lips and said I wanted to try it too.
You laughed but held my chin gingerly as you applied it on me. I ran eagerly outside to show dad.
The look on his face was priceless.

When I was six, I remember pointing at a very kick-a** ‘Hello Kitty’ hair pin in a glass display and asked if I could have it.
You said no.
I asked why.
You said that I would lose it, just like every hair accessory I owned.
I said that I would keep it well and would still have it with me till I was old.
You gave in and bought it for me.
And I lost it.

Whenever I was frustrated or mad, I would hide under my bed. I would bring my blanket, pillows and a large bottle of water (for survival) with me. I’d imagine myself hiding there forever without your knowledge, occasionally coming out in search of food.
Surprisingly, you would always find me.

When I was eight, we moved houses. I remember you cooing and cuddling the baby girl next door because she was ‘oh so cute’. I thought you didn’t love me anymore because she was cuter. I was so jealous of her at the time. Looking back, I realized how silly I was.

There were times when I disappointed you.
There were times when I made you cry.
I’m truly sorry for them.
But as a mother, you’d never hold them against me.

I remember holding your hands and looking at them in wonder.
These hands cradled me. They nourished me. They cared for me.
What beautiful hands they are.

Thank you for always being there for me.

Happy Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Friends forever

So our new bin has finally arrived!!


And her name is Sulo.

Everyone.. meet Sulo.

For a while, we were garbage bin-less . . .
but a neighbour of ours was kind enough to lend us their extra bin.

And yes, it has a name too.


Ahh.. Zulu has been a wonderful and patient substitute. She has never ever once complained. Not even after we left her in the rain for a couple of days.

Now that Solu has arrived, Zulu will no longer feel lonely :')

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


We had a long lab practical session yesterday which required a lot.. a lot... and a lot of waiting.

We waited for an hour for the first section of the prac to be complete before we could proceed.
There were five minutes left before our membranes were completely soaked with anitbodies so like kids in a candy store, we eagerly started preparing for the second part... when the lab technician Daniel stormed in and in a loud booming voice, "Alright everyone. Take all your personal belongings, leave the lab and make your way out and down the fire exit, towards the car park outside. We are evacuating the building."

Everyone: O_o

But we didn't even hear a fire alarm.

Nonetheless the firemen sure came fast.
Yum, firemen :)

We didn't see the building go up in flames though. No signs of fire or a cat stuck in a tree.

It took a while but we could return soon after.
While we continued with our work, Daniel suddenly burst in to ask, "Did anyone leave their personal belongings behind?"

Everyone: . . .

Seeing the looks on our faces, he went on, "Someone did on the level above and their stuff were stolen."

Everyone: *jaw drop*

Turns out that there were 2 boys, aged 12-13 who had broke into the building and set off the fire alarm (which we did not hear -__- . . .) and stole a couple of things.
But they were caught and police were involved.
Woo.. freaky.
And it all happened in the floor above ours.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Fallen Tears

It’s been raining for three consecutive days and it’ll probably rain again tomorrow.It hardly ever rains in the driest state of the land down under.

“El nino,” said Soo Hui.


I’m just afraid it might turn out to be a hurricane brewing and wipe us off the map when it strikes.

Still… when I’m alone, rainy days always bring out the melancholic side in me.
I was supposed to study but I ended up sketching instead +___+




For a long time I’ve felt so alone
Although I’m surrounded by people
Everyday of my life

But these people…
They have no faces
They cannot see these tears I shed
Though they hear my cries
But they cannot comfort me
For they have no voices


Then who is this stranger?
Like many others, he sought for me
To find the person
who is constantly crying her heart out
Like many others, he came with an outstretched hand
But he cannot help me
No one can

Why should he be any different?

But he… he has a voice

He asked for the reason why I was crying
I could not answer him
He took my hand and told me not to be afraid
For he was here to heal me
Through the tears
I could see a smile forming
His features became vivid
I suddenly see a face
And what a beautiful face it is

Thursday, April 26, 2007

In the land where taboo thrives

I stumbled onto this rather interesting article today.

Sex education in Brunei a no-no

Apparently in the last two years, a total of 95 babies were born out of wedlock.
And the youngest teen mom is found to be a 13-year old. original context

NYAH!! 13 years old?! I was still enjoying Cartoon Network at that age .___.

First of all, my jaw dropped when I saw a heading like that in some community forum. It's pretty unusual to see any news about Brunei, let alone be it such a topic.

So some people have proposed sex education to be carried out in schools to teach safe sex.
However, the Government is afraid that it would seem like they're encouraging pre-martial sex instead.
Oh woe-is-them.

"I find it sad that in Brunei, we still delude ourselves in thinking that Bruneians don’t do these things. That only married couples have sex. We find it hard to accept that sex among teenagers are commonplace. " (Jack blog)

I agree wholeheartedly, Jacky boy.

Being in denial doesn't solve anything.
You can close your eyes and ears all you want, it's not as if babies will stop popping out when you do so.
Besides making sex sound so taboo only makes it more enticing and fuels curiousity.

On the other hand, we Bruneians an endangered species anyway.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


So Uncle Yenny went off to Korea to teach english to kiddies..

^HAHA! I stole this off her site.

I somewhat envy her.

I mean, she just graduated the end of last year before turning 20 (So technically she graduated at the age of 19) and so she's taking a year off to go to Korea and teach English-suu!

Sounds like fun huh??

I'd like to do that but two things come to mind.

  1. $$$
    No money, no talk.

  2. Teaching kids English must be like pulling teeth, especially if they're pulling yours.
    Can you imagine little kiddies running around, screaming their heads off and causing havoc with every step they take?

But then.. think about the amount of k-pop celebrity stalking she could do~

She says she'll kidnap Yunho and bubblewrap him then send him through mail for me.
Yay! xD

Good luck Yenners.

I hope Korean kids are angelic.

Speaking of Korea, I bought this the other day.
Korean ice cream! ^O^

But why do they need to say it's 'white vanilla'
I wasn't aware that vanilla come in any other colour but white.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Mission Complete

As we stood outside Adelaide's magistrates court,
the building loomed over us like a towering giant.

We were there on a mission.

^Very important mission papers.

The security was tight. We had to pass through a metal detector and have our bags check.
Just in case we turned out to be armed and dangerous.
Le gasp.

Don't those men look very important with their red folders?

Of course, they don't look very professional cause they're looking upwards ... obviously they don't know what floor they're supposed to go to.

We waited patiently for our turn and when the lady before us stepped out of the Justice of Peace room, we walked in.

The lady at the desk had her head down and was busy scribbling away.

There was an awkward moment of silence before Soo Hui knocked on the door. Even though we were already inside, she said, "come in," without even lifting her head up to acknowledge our presence.

No one said a word while she finished up. The atmosphere was quite tense.
Then she finally looked at us and took the papers from Soo Hui.

She started yapping away without ever using a full stop. "BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHHHH do you declare that everything written here is true..blah blah blah blah...say 'I declare'."

Soo Hui nodded her head.

She looked at her straight in the eye and in a stern voice repeated herself slowly, "Do you declare that everything written here is true? If so, say 'I declare'."



After Soo Hui declared that it was true, she turned to me and actually smiled, "we can't just have you nod and go 'hmm-mm'." she explained.

I forced a smile out and just nodded my head and went 'Hmm-mm!'


What a relief when the whole ordeal was over.

And all this.. just to get a garbage bin.

Because someone had stolen ours. *shakes angry fist*

In other news, we have a wireless modem now!
YAY~! *prances*

And I finally found the right bulb for my lamp!!
YAY~! *prances some more*

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Endless Story

Reira starring Yuna Ito - Endless Story


If you haven't changed your mind
soba ni ite hoshii yo Tonight
If you haven't changed your mind
I want you to be by my side Tonight

tsuyogaru koto ni tsukareta no osanasugita no
Everytime I think about you babyima nara ieru I miss you
It is hard to say I'm sorry
I was tired of acting strong I was too young
Everytime I think about you baby Now I can tell you that I miss you
It is hard to say I'm sorry

* tatoeba dareka no tame ja naku anata no tame ni
utaitai kono uta wo
owaranai story tsudzuku kono kagayaki ni
Always tsutaetai zutto eien ni
For instance, I want to sing this song not for someone else, but for you
The endless story continues into this radiance
I always want to tell you always, forever

Memories of our time together
kesanaide kono mama don't go away
Memories of our time together
don't disappear, they stay like this, they don't go away

atatakaku tokedashite tashikameru no
yasashisa no shizuku kono mune ni hirogatteku
setsunai hodo ni I'm missin' you
kasaneta te hanasanaide
Beginning to melt warmly & make certain,
the drops of kindness spread on my chest
I'm missin' you so much that I'm sad
Don't let go of my hand upon yours

tatoeba kanau nara mou ichido anata no tame ni
utaitai kono uta wo
owaranai story taema nai itoshisa de
tell me why oshiete yo zutto eien ni
For instance, if the wish comes true,
I want to sing this song for you again
The endless story with an endless love
tell me why tell me always & forever

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Rest In Peace . . .

I can't believe Calvin left.

Tears are welling up in my eyes as I type this.
He's gone.

Just hours ago, Seng Kheng asked me over MSN if I knew who Calvin Chee was.
I told him that Calvin was my childhood friend but we lost contact after he transferred after secondary 3. Although I did bump into him early this year. . .
Then he told me that Calvin collapsed during a lecture yesterday.
Then he said that he may have passed away.

I was really angry at first.
I didn't think it was funny at all.

But it was true.

When it all sank in, I couldn't help but burst into tears.
I wasn't very close to him but he was a friend. He was probably the most patient person I know. I have never once seen him angry.
I remember back in primary school where a group of us would just sit and chat about things.

At the time I didn't understand why he always missed classes to go to the hospital. I knew he had to be quite ill if he was visiting the hospital that often.
He has thellasemia. . .

I remember him reading one of my essays out loud, "My ambition is to be a scientist." He turned to me and proceeded to act out as a scientist. Pretending to hold two test tubes in each hand, he mixed them and was surprised to see that nothing happened so he stuck his eye into one and it blew in his face.

I remember sitting in his house playing a South Park video game with Alex when we were supposed to do a discussion for a History detabe.

I remember coming to school with a dodgy haircut and he said I looked nice. . . =)


He's only 20.
In fact, he's only a week or so older than me.

They said that he passed out from shortness of breath and today, he left us.
I want to end this entry on a happy note but somehow I can't seem to find a way to do so. Forgive me.

I'm still in shock. It was just so sudden. So very sudden.
But it was his time. God beckoned him. God will guide him.
Rest in peace, Calvin.

Till the fat lady sings

Having the internet is bliss. They gave us a 4-port modem while we wait for the wireless one to arrive.

Anyway, I just came across a news article in some Science & Technology site.
Yes, nerd alert.
Anyway, they've found it.
The gene that increases one's susceptibility to obesity.

It reminded me of an old documentary that I've watched... and at the time, they were still searching for the gene (FTO gene).

I recall this massive lady going, "I would feel better if this gene does exist. If it's in our genes, it's not our fault that we're fat."

So basically it's comforting news for her.
Homer Simpson will be happy to hear that too!!

He looks ecstatic =D

Just remember the gene just increases the chances of you getting fat, it doesn't mean it WILL make you super-sized.

Imagine someone stuffing his face with donuts while watching telly going, "Nope, it's not my fault that I don't exercise and live to eat."

More about the Fat Gene :

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Give it to me!!

Here I am in Uni again... blogging.


Apparently we exceeded the 200 hours limit.

Such a slow connection and it's limited.

Soo Hui was pretty pissed over the long weekend because Friday and Monday were public holidays.
A long weekend and we have to share dial-up.

And on Sunday, the dial-up stopped working!! >O<

So today we walked to Kern (our Internet provider) to demand an explanation.
And guess what? The processing was fine.
It was done exactly on Thursday, just before the long weekend!!
So we actually have ADSL 2+, we just don't have a modem!!
The guy (Jason) went, "alrighty then, let me get you guys the details and the modem."

Upon hearing that, Soo Hui turned to me and said, "I'm really happy" with a straight face on. Kinda like Droopy Dog . . .

Except she doesn't have a tail.

Anyway, they gave us our modem and off we went.
If we had tails, we would have been wagging them all the way home as just the thought of being able to use sweet sweet high speed internet is like doggie paradise~

So we got home and unpacked everything. It took a while but we installed everything and it worked!
then it struck us. . . the modem wasn't a wireless one.



So we walked back to demand another explanation.
And guess what they said?
There's no wireless modem in stock.

Oh joy to the world . . . la la la . . .
someone kill me.

Saturday, April 07, 2007


I was shopping in Woolies on Wednesday and EVERYONE was getting easter choccies!!
Feeling the Easter-y-ness in the air, I bought some chocolate eggies too!! =D


I wanted to know how it felt like being the Easter bunny for a day
so I doned a pair of bunny ears and hopped around in class, handing eggs out to my fellow Christian friends.






Of course not!! >.<

Well, I handed them out and maybe semi-hopped *cough* but I have no bunny ears =(
I could use Soo Hui's reindeer ears-horns-thingy but then the Easter Bunny would be upset.

He's a sensitive fella.
And no, I didn't have any myself =(
Mr. Easter Bunny would be proud of me =D

Anyho, I'm officially FREE!! for now.


Our two week study break is finally here!! With so much free time, I have no idea what to do!!

What's that you say? Study??
I'm not a nerd!!

But then again, the first day back and there's a test =__=
Which is why Anatasia calls it a 'crap' study break XD
Don't you love them lecturers?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Is this a joke?? TiSP Google

I'm not sure if any of you've heard of this yet but...

"Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines."


*eye twitch*

Very hygienic indeed.

Well, if your toilet becomes clogged, you know why.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

mini updates on moi

Here I am again.
In uni, online.. with my darling housemate beside me.
She's supposed to be here to do her research but she's checking out friendster instead.


Anyho, a little update about my life.

Sharon lost her mobile phone!! =O
Soo hui's envious cause now Sharon can get a new phone.

My 'practice' presentations went well. The lecturers seemed to be quite impressed with me, especially since I was the only person who didn't have any notes to refer to.

It didn't occur to me that I could prepare notes. I assumed that Aussies don't read from their notes or cue cards but they do. In fact, some of them were really nervous or just kept their eyes on their papers.

Who would have thought!!

And Soo Hui is chatting away and looking at friendster profiles while she waits for replies.
Perhaps I should question her real motive of coming to uni in order to go online.
I wonder what she'll say when she reads this.
Maybe her expression will resemble this ---> (-___-")

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Korean fish ice cream

I have been eyeing this fish-shaped ice cream ever since I stepped into this Korean store in Chinatown. Apparently it has red beans and vanilla ice cream.

So I bought it!! It's only $1.80

And I sort of forgot about it and left it on the counter.. and it sorta melted
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but still very cute.. and delicious!! :D

Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Evil Lamp

Why couldn't I have gotten a magic lamp with a genie who'll grant me every wish?

Instead I got this.

Looks pretty cool eh?

Sleek and shiny.

And who am I to argue?
But the only problem is that it didn't come with a bulb and guess what? .. the store that I bought it from doesn't sell bulbs that the lamp uses!!


So I got a standard one. I mean, it can't do me any harm could it?
As long as it's 40watt, I'm sure it'll work.


The thing turned smoking within a minute and the fuse blew.

So I decided to take it out.
and the cowardly thing broke!
Well, the bulb broke but the base was still in there.

Me being rather stupid and frustrated stuck my hand in to remove it.
And I cut myself .___.
It wasn't really that bad.
It just pierced my skin into my flesh right under the fingernail of my index finger.
Okay, it did hurt a lot.

I tried getting rid of it by wearing a glove but it was jammed in real tight!! >=(
I was getting really frustrated and decided to borrow a plier from someone
But no one has a pair of pliers!! >=(

I just left it there so it just sat there on my table...
you know, it was almost as if it was laughing at me!!

^Look at it mocking me!! >=(

So I went and bought pliers and after almost half an hour of twisting and turning it finally came out!! YAY~~!!

But I still haven't found any store that sells the right bulb *sulk*

For those who are wondering where I got the comic of the genie from, check out this cute little site :)

Check out another one of her works. I'm pretty sure she just used 'Paint' or something equivalent but they look so good!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

you have been warned

Australia is full of creepy crawlies...

I found this one the other day on my couch

God, it's ugly...

UGH~! The ugly-ness!!

Well, you may think it looks small but it was HUGE!! It was the size of my palm!
I was so jittery around it. I feared that it would lunge itself at me and chew my arm off.

It took me ages to get him out of the house.
Basically I pushed the couch towards the balcony and shoved the cushion with a broom... and hammered away at the cushion to scare the spider away.

And I found a smaller one yesterday..


Anyway, Soo Hui and I doing fine as housemates.
I haven't gotten the urge to kill her so far.

We've just gotten a phone line and registered for internet! Woo-hoo~!!
So in about two weeks, I will have sweet sweet high speed internet!! *SLURP*

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Feeling suicidal?
Then I'll recommend this.. it beats any method of suicide :)

Someone sent me this picture ages ago and I finally found it again!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Happy Birthday!!

to Alexis and me!!

I can't believe she's the same age as me!! XD

Well, when I got into class, a couple of my friends wished me happy birthday which made me feel so loved.
After class, Jane popped by with a cake for the both of us!
And my ex-housemates bought me a brownie and a card!! ^____^ Well, Gibson came by this morning with two potential housemates. I asked him about the misunderstanding and he was like, "ah.. don't bother about that!" maybe he didn't realize the situation .___. but hey, that made me heaps better. I finally moved everything... and my quilt is MISSING!! *gasp*
The previous tenants must have taken it!!
Also my traveller's adaptor plug and my soap bar holder!! >=(
The nerve of those people!
Now my soap bar has nothing to rest in!!

Speaking of evil doings..
Yesterday, while Sheng Yee and I were walking in the mall, this dude ran past us with blood stained tissues held up to his ear. These two other men were chasing him. One had a bottle in his hand and was swinging it about. I was terrified that he would break it to slice the dude up.
Right there, they cornered him with him shouting out, "Look, there are cops here alright!!" trying to discourage them but they weren't fooled. Fortunately or unfortunately (depending on the situation), he managed to dodge them but in doing so, nearly ran back into us!! ARGH!!
He threw the rolled up tissues and legged it with the men tailing behind him.

Who said Adelaide was safe?? @___@

Pre-birthday blues

I feel as if though I’m suffocating.

The past few days have been a whirlwind. At first everything seemed peachy and wonderful. Gibson turned on the electricity for me and he told me to settle in before coming to the office on Monday. Sweet, huh?

So I settled in… I scrubbed the place clean because it’s really filthy.

Did I mention about the two quilts that hung in the garage’s clothes line with pubic hair almost every inch of them?

Yes. Filthy.

The carpet needs cleaning and the walls were marked with prints and smudges.
I wanted the place to look presentable in order to lure possible housemates in but it was all in vain.

On Monday, I went to the office but Gibson wasn’t present so someone else dealt with me.
Big mistake.They called me up this morning and said that there has been a misunderstanding.
Initially, I wanted to sign under one contract so that the place would be a lot cheaper so Gibson gave me time to find a housemate.

Problem 1: I haven’t secured a tenant for the middle room yet.

Problem 2: No one else is around to sign the contract so the whole place would be under my name, which meant I had to pay for the bonds and rent whether I have housemates or not.

Problem 3: I have to pay for the rent of February which was not what I expected. Soo Hui told me that they only charge you from the moment you arrive. So that meant I would have to pay $600 for the middle room and will continue to pay until I find a housemate.
The only way to fish me out of the problems was to sign a separate contract which meant I have to fork out an extra $80 or so per month but I no longer have the task of finding another housemate.

Gibson probably wants to choke me to death.

I feel pretty bad now.
I didn’t think things would turn out this way.

They also wanted Soo Hui to pay immediately which doesn’t make much sense to me. Even if she wired the money, it’ll take a couple of days and she’s returning Thursday!

I’m just hoping that they’ll sort everything out on Thursday. And not make us pay the rent of the middle room!!


What a great way to start my birthday, huh? With a dejected heart and worries swarming in my head. There’s only an hour left before it strikes midnight and here I am, sitting alone in my room with its barren walls as we’re not allowed to stick anything onto the walls, not even bluetac.

So is this what turning 20 is like?

Wide open road ahead with a clear blue sky hanging above. Yet somehow lightning strikes before your eyes, scorching an innocent daisy that just happened to be opening up its petals to receive the new day, leaving you weak as the ground rumbles of thunder.

I’m being pessimistic, you say?

I know life is a beautiful thing and that obstacles make us stronger but tonight I just want to sit in the corner and sulk.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Depression is sinking in big time.
I hate leaving my family.
It always sucks.

I can't believe it.
In less than 24 hours, I'm going to be sitting in the Bruneian airport waiting to board my plane to Singapore.
There I would have to wait 9 hours before I get onto a flight to Adelaide.

I heard a lot of people are leaving on Friday to head to Australia as well so I supposed I won't be the only sad depressed little girl sitting in the corner.

Well, I might actually.

Anyho, 'Heroes' is quite addictive isn't it?
I didn't it was all that great at first because Star World was constantly going on and on about "the no.1 rated TV series in the US, etc, etc, etc, etc"

What happened to Gray's Anatomy?
Or Desperate Housewives?

The 'Heroes' rave would die out just like the rest of them but for now, it's pretty darn good.

I've watched all 15 episodes in the last couple days and I WANT MORE!! *deranged glazed look*

It's only like episode 5 on Star World but did anyone notice the symbol on the computer when Mohinder's running the DNA sequence??
The symbol is probably the unique DNA sequence that they all share.. or something.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Land of Prancing Elves

There's so many interesting shows on TV that I just glues me onto my seat. Is it me or has my flab gotten flabbier? If there's such a word.

The other day I was talking to Sharon and I realized that I haven't watched MTV or Nickelodeon in ages~ I must be growing into an adult!! GASP~!
So I watched MTV and there was Punk'd on!
Ashton's quite a hottie, no?? :D

If I had a list of 'hottest men' like a certain someone I know, he'd be.. oh... no.12 maybe?

And the hottest??

Oh u-know who~ xD

Speaking of which, it's

Yup!! Yunho's birthday today! ^^

Yes, I do have too much time on my hands.

Back to MTV, I watched an episode of Boiling Points and there's one where this guy is in line in a grocery store and paid items worth $5.11 with coins!
The people next in line were so frustrated except for this one lady who patiently stood there with a smile on her face.
He tried to irritate her by accidentally dropping all the coins while counting and had to start ALL OVER again but she just stood there smiling.
He asked her to help him and she did. With a smile on her face!!
When he was short of 79 cents, he accused her of stealing it. She denied it but wasn't offended.

Maybe she was a saint or something.

On the other hand, another girl told him off within 4 minutes when he started counting his coins in a retarded manner.

Anyho, they have a special episode where they went to Malaysia~!!
I'm hoping that they'll go to Adelaide, they'll never come to Brunei, I don't swear so it'll be pretty hard to eliminate me unless of course I just leave or something.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tag! You’re it! *prances*

Okay, I got tagged with this “Answer-And-Tag-Questionaire” and because I’m bored and have nothing else to do, I actually completed it. It’s pretty short anyway.

Words to sum up 2006:
Interesting, fun yet difficult. It’s a pretty tough year.

The most interesting thing that happened in 2006:
I went to a Dong Bang Shin Ki concert and made Yunho smile. WHAHAHAAA~ I don’t care what you say, I really did. *sticks tongue out at you*

Name three new friends you’ve met in 2006 who are worth keeping:

My twinno Yenny, Cheryl and my Korean friend Ah Rum! *twirls*

One thing you regret from 2006:
Allowing peer pressure to get to me.

One thing you learnt from 2006:
I don’t have a passport. *eye twitch*

One thing you’re looking forward to in 2007:
Sweet, sweet high speed internet of ADSL 2+. *drool*

5 people you tag with this quiz:
Anyone else who reads this!! Especially Sharon, Teresa, Chow Mei, Seng Kheng (if he’s reading this) and Soo Hui (but she might be too busy with piano to bother)

Post a recent picture of you:
Here’s a pic of my brother and I. Doesn’t he look cute here?? xD

Question: What’s up with the new blogger anyway? I tick ‘Remember me’ everytime I log in and it doesn’t remember me!!
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