Thursday, July 31, 2008

Updates

I very the g.e.r.a.m.

Well, for those of you who have purchased the Medical Microbiology and Immunology book by Levinsons but was the 9th edition, you can now change it at VK bookstore to the 10th edition provided you did not highlight or scribble on the book since you purchased it. If you only wrote your name, then, you are eligible to change it.

Well, I highlighted the book the day I purchased it. : ( There goes my chance of changing it. What's the difference if you ask? Well, there are pictures now! A LOT OF PICTURES... of bacteria and virus etc. Yorr...

Anyway, these few days was kind of hectic. Cheerleading workshop was a couple of days ago and today, Wei Chin, Jien and I went to meet the tailor. So, another thing has been settled which is good. Now, to work on the routines. There are many things that I want to join for IMU Cup but I can't. I'm not fit for it yet. Maybe next time when there are other competitions besides IMU Cup, like open tournaments or something. : )

For the first time, there were three lectures in a day. The first lecture was by my previous FasC, Prof. Ong and the second lecture was delivered by Prof. Yasmin. I sat in the first row and I dozed off when Prof. Yasmin was telling her stories. After 59 minutes, she couldn't talk as well as she did before and had 28 remaining slides. :S Well, the main thing is memorize everything. I like Prof. Ong's lecture. Lucky thing, he did not ask why and how during the lectures like how he would do it during PBLs.

Last but not least, is of course, Sushela Devi's lecture. Again, she is one incredible lady to finish the lecture in 30 minutes. :) It saves a lot of time, really...

There are no lectures tomorrow. Only PBL 2. I wonder why my group didn't postpone it to next Monday or something. I still haven't done my PBL yet and I am procrastinating because after I publish this post, I'm going to nap for 20 minutes. Yes, I am.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Architecture Exhibition (Part 1)

I think architecture is cool. When I see models like this, I go crazy over them like observing every single detail. How did they make them? How did the come to think about it? Why did they choose such material to make that particular shape? It's all why and how... So, here are a few pictures. I'll put up more when I get the chance to.

Some of them are really small. My favourite is 'Body Shop'. Small and cute. : )









Sunday, July 27, 2008

At Medical Museum

This is one of the few reasons why the medical museum is fun. You get to play without anyone stopping you but there will be people looking and I'm not talking about our batchmates. Did you know that there is a camera in the medical museum? I'm serious, go check it out when you go there the next time.

There are a few skeleton models in the museum. *cheeky smile*

Say, do you see the resemblance? Hehehe...
Well, this is my masterpiece... The thinking skeleton who is trying to act cute and shy. Well, it is actually putting a phalange in it's jaw. ;)
while this one is Arthur's. I suppose this one says 'My eyes!!!'

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Station 1 Cafe

Station 1 cafe, a place for everyday western or so they say. I had dinner with my brother there. The food looked nice but it wasn't that good. This is my dinner, grilled chicken chop with rice. It was black pepper chicken and it has way too much pepper in it. The reddish looking thing is pseudo sausage. It does not at all taste like sausage and it's horrible. >.< I'm serious. It's too soft to be sausage anyway. I think what they did was that they blended the meet and made it to a sausage looking shape.
This was my brother's Chicken Maryland. The chicken tasted nice, better than the chicken chop and sauce was okay. But when the sauce was served, it wasn't hot. So, it's like eating chicken at normal temperature. I think it'd be nicer if it was warmer. The coleslaw was not cold enough, so, it didn't taste so good.
This is the salad and apparently, it's called the 'Chef's salad'. The sauce is sour and it's sooo not nice. My mum makes way better salad than that! See that long thingy there? It looks like ham, but it's not ham and I believe it is the same meat as my pseudo sausage. There's cheese in it too and it is like those you get from the supermarket, like Chesdale.
So, I don't think I would ever want to go back there again. I think I should be a food critic instead. Well, Beside Station 1 Cafe is Wing's music cafe. It doesn't have a lot of variety but I hope to try the food there one day. I wonder if there are any other music cafes. I've just got the urge of wanting to go to Bangsar... but I can't. : (

[Pictures taken by my brother : ) ]

Friday, July 25, 2008

( ",)

Emo-ness is in the air.

That's what I realised.

I see it in my friends.

I see it in my family.

I see it in myself.

But, don't give up just yet. Though it's hard, but we'll get through it. He will take us through it. I believe He will...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hometown memories (Part 2)

I went back to Bukit Mertajam again the weekend before uni started. I tried food that I've never tried or taken in a long time.Here's the octopus. It's not raw octopus. :D It's actually quite nice if it's small but some octopus head is like so big. >.<
This is called yam rice! So far, I only know Bukit Mertajam has this. I've never taken this before since I stayed in KL.
It is accompanied with this though. Soup with meat! :D

Anyway, the house in Bukit Mertajam is very near to the St. Anne's Church. I used to go there when I was a kid and I would light up candles and make prayers...
It's very pretty. This Saturday, there will be a event I think. A mass prayer or something. When that happens, this place will be flooded with people.
The 10 Commandments on the stone.
I don't know how to describe this.

Audi A and B

... it's perfect for orientation and cheerleading practice...

Well, as you all realised, there are more people in our uni now. Their orientation was one week before we returned. On the very first day when they entered, they were already splitted into groups and had to come up with a team name and cheer then.The theme was pretty cool. I love the artwork! It's 'Rule of be ruled'. All together, there are 14 groups of which 7 represents the fellowship and the other 7 represented the scavengers (I think).
I had 4 friends joining the new intake of which all of them are in BPharm and 2 of them were chosen as leaders.
Just some random pics were taken.
I got to know a lot more Pharmacy seniors. : ) It's like I haven't seen them before but I see them now. Doesn't Audi A and B look nice? It looked nice but for lectures, it isn't really that nice. It makes me want to sleep but heck, I won't. If you do see me sleep, WAKE ME UP!! :) I guess today's lecture wasn't that bad. I saw people sleeping in during lectures! There isn't enough seats either. As for PBL, I refuse to comment. >.<

Benedict was the life of the group. I stoned for quite some time. My PBL fasci is very stylish though. She's a nice woman. : ) [I think, well, she probably is...]

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lalala~~

Well, uni started today. I nearly dozed off during the briefings and the seating sucks!

To see so many of my batchmates back in uni makes me happy because friends add colours to our life. It felt good to see Lydia and Arthur again, my best buds! And also loads of other people. :D When I went to the cafeteria, I was walking from tables to tables and talking. It looked awkward.

I'm happy. It must be the ice cream. :D

That's all the updates for now. I've got to rush to finish my COP report. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Because HAIR is IMPORTANT

I'm back from Bukit Mertajam and uni is starting tomorrow. There are so many things that I want to write about- food, newspaper articles I came across, driving on the highway for the first time, orientation for the new intakes etc.

But I think, now is the time for me to write about my hair. I am a depressed cow.

I wanted to get a hair cut so badly because my hair was super dry and super long and I was not happy about it. Knowing that I might not have time to go get a hair cut after the new term starts made me want to get a hair cut today. So, my 'really really good' brother drove me all the way to Lilac (I said 'really really good' because he sacrificed his time. He was suppose to study. XD) But, Raymond, my usual hairstylist was not free. He had like 3 customers and well, he was just really BUSY.

So, I thought, 'I could always go back to my previous hairstylist' and so I did. He asked me how I wanted it to be and I told him. As for the fringes, I want the length to be at my eyebrow, not too long and not too short. Then, he does what he always do. Since I didn't have my specs on, I couldn't exactly see how he cut my hair. So, in the end, the back turned out to be quite nice but not the fringes.

My fringes were above my eyebrows. It was too short! He stood there and I asked him, "Don't you think this is too short?" Well, I was not very happy about it. Because Raymond would be all about looking natural and now this ex-hairstylist makes me look so fake. Well, it just doesn't spell 'Esther'. In fact, this hair cut spells out a lala wannabe girl. *smacks head*

You want to know what the worse part is? It is that in front of me, he said, "Short hoh? Yeah, I think shouldn't have cut that short." You're the one who cut my hair and that's what you're telling me now? You sooo do not do that in front of a customer.

...double u tee eff...

Anyway, I'm going to let my hair grow again. And when it is long, you know where I won't go to. So, maybe these 2 weeks, don't talk about it and even if you think it's freaking funny, don't do or say anything in front of me.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's going to be new...

I'm going back to Bukit Mertajam again. It's going to be another tiring journey before I come back to on Sunday. I can't believe I'm going to spend my last 2 days of holidays there of which I would be travelling most of the time in the car. =.=

Uni is starting on Monday... Am I looking forward to the classes? Well, not really. Perhaps I wouldn't know until I've experienced a week or two right? Oh well, I have too many things on my mind. One of it is the unfinished COP report. I'm stuck. I so am. And, it's not a nice feeling.

A lot of people I know are going through a difficult period of time be it relationships, studies or something else. No matter what, you've just got to hang on until you no longer can. Well, that's what I would do.

It's going to be a brand new semester with new things to learn and new challenges to face but with the group of friends. : )

Friday, July 18, 2008

The penis

I was driving my mum to Sri Petaling today and as I drove, I saw this old man. Well, he was probably in his late 60s. I thought that he was a construction worker seeing that he was holding an old and dirty looking shirt on his right hand. As he walked, he waved his left hands in random directions. It was as if he was trying to get rid of something or trying to tell something. I don't know. His shoulder length hair was messy, and flew over his face but he did not bother to brush it aside.

But something was not right. He doesn't seem to be looking straight all the time but rather looking upwards or sidewards. His head followed the direction of where he was looking. And then, when I drove pass him, I realized that this person has mental problems because despite having his pants on, he did not zip up his pants nor button it. So, it was "flashed" (referring to the male genitalia) and he was walking along the road!

As a medical student, the first thing that came into my mind was the male reproductive system. It reminded me of the pubic hair, testicles and penis. That's because they are all located anteriorly and not interiorly. I was stoning when I drove pass him. There's nothing much to say because I'm so used to it and besides, it was just a brief 5 seconds. Imagine staring at the Male Repro. notes with the clear picture there for 30 minutes to study every part in detail; the first time I did that, I was so grossed out. And to handle the models in the medical museum...

I nearly screamed in the session when one of my guy friends threw the model of the penis in front of me. All I could do is just give them the look. =.= or the do-that-again-if-you-want-to-suffer look. It became such a taboo last time that you can't say the word out in public or else everyone would stare at you but in a medical university, people don't care if you say it out loud or something.

After all, it's just an organ. It's not just for sex but also urination.

Fidelity by Regina Spektor

There are songs that I'd like to share. I've been listening to a lot of Regina Spektor and October Fall lately.

Fidelity means ties such as faithfulness to obligations; honesty; and precision.

"Fidelity" by Regina Spektor

(Shake it up)

I never loved nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting my heart truly
I got lost in the sounds
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind all this music

And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart

And suppose I never ever met you
Suppose we never fell in love
Suppose I never ever let you kiss me so sweet and so soft
Suppose I never ever saw you
Suppose we never ever called
Suppose I kept on singing love songs just to break my own fall
Just to break my fall
Just to break my fall
Break my fall
Break my fall

All my friends say that of course its gonna get better
Gonna get better
Better better better better
Better better better

I never love nobody fully
Always one foot on the ground
And by protecting by heart truly
I got lost
In the sounds
I hear in my mind
All these voices
I hear in my mind all these words
I hear in my mind
All this music
And it breaks my heart
It breaks my heart

I hear in my mind all of these voices
I hear in my mind all of these words
I hear in my mind all of this music

Breaks my
Heart
Breaks my heart

Random update

I'm having writer's block. There seem to be nothing interesting to write about lately other than the orientation for the 7 new intakes. Since I didn't participate in any, I wouldn't exactly know how things are especially for my friends.

What I've been doing in uni is lazing around, stoning, observing and choreographing. For cheerleading, we're making a very slow progress and after looking at the timetable, I doubt we'd have time to juggle both studies and extra curricular. There is a lot more work to do and well, I guess inspiration has yet to hit me. So many things worry me for cheerleading but worrying is not going to help me get over them. I guess I'll just have to wait until the next training session.

I equate cheerleading to saving a sinking ship, not that it is a sinking ship but to save a sinking ship, you've got to have teamwork, contribution of ideas and focus. You can't just expect one person on the ship to save the others, right? And the last thing I want to do is leave it to sink. If no one does anything, then the ship will definitely sink but if a few people does something, the ship could only hold on for that long.

I was talking to a friend on the phone about it and what to do when we start classes because everyone would have a different time because we're all grouped. Oh well, things will work out. It's perseverance that I need, and, I shall. Anyway, IMU is soooooo DUSTY because of the construction, and it is making my flu worse. Imagine going around with mucous dripping or continuous sneezing. Brain drained I am for these couple of days. *sniffs*

I thought of going ice skating two weeks ago but looks like plans did not work out after all and I thought of going shopping but hmm, maybe I can go shopping tomorrow. Perhaps I should just sleep in after all...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sh*t happens

It's not my first time seeing it but the second when everything you do on the computer is gone because the power got cut off.

Indeed, it is a horrible thing to feel and I've experienced it a couple of times. Thanks to Microsoft Auto Recovery, I have no worries about whether if my laptop automatically restarts when I am away and yet did not save the document; or when my laptop hangs and I have no choice but to shut down everything. Not only that, blogger also autosaves the drafts and hence, I can exit the page or accidentally close the window and yet, have the draft saved. :)

So, the Sem 4s becoming 5s (well actually, they should be known as 5 already) were working on their Selectives. Some of them have to do a presentation tomorrow while some have to do it the day after tomorrow. They were working so hard on it until the power supply got cut off in the library. It happened yesterday too and those guys just had to re-do everything.

There was one time when I was working on my assignment back in SAM and I completed it. Then, when I accidentally closed the window, the system automatically asks if I want to save it or not. I clicked on 'No' and I was like #%&* but sh*t happens and you've just got to deal with it. ( ",)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Every food has a story...

When I went back to Bukit Mertajam, I discovered stories of people who did great things before. The picture that you see below is the pulut udang. The man has been selling pulut udang for more than 40 years now. My parents had it when they were young. One pulut udang is for 60cents and is located pretty near to the Bukit Mertajam
train station. But, he is fussy a little. (just like the cafeteria lady. I'm serious, she told me herself!) Well, I had like 3 of those and it's really good. :) At least, they are better than the ones I've eaten in KL.

Okay, the next one is known as Bang Zhang Kueh (Hokkien pronounciation). The person behind it is actually my uncle. He has been selling this and this alone for more than 50 years and managed to send support a family with 3 sons, buy 3 houses and 2 cars. Amazing, huh? He is a very thrifty and hardworking person. Everytime I go back to my hometown, I'd definitely go get this. :D

Have you heard of Si Ko Th'ng? It's like Leng Chee Kang, but it's way better than that. It has sweet potatoes, jellies, gingko nuts etc. :) It's truly something that musn't be missed.
Oh yeah, the Cai Kuih. Although it's common, but there is this shop in Jawi where another branch was opened later (2 shops) that are managed by different brothers. Every day is a full house and people come for this.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hometown memories (Part 1)

I went to Penang Island on my second day of stay in my hometown. (I'm from Bukit Mertajam and Yen Haw is from Butterworth but I didn't visit him.) So, my parents always buy tau sar pia Penang Island. They say that the best ones are made here. I went to the shop with them. It's known as 'Gee Hiang' and the shop has the "mascot" everywhere!
They stand outside to greet you. This one is on the left...
This one is on the right. See the biscuit at the hands? Well, that's what they are famous for. Their heart is for the tau sar pia...
but ours are for people with SLE...

Anyway, you've seen two of them, here's the third one which was right outside the entrance.
When you go in, you'll see this one at the corner. They are like everywhere! Did I mention that they are huge? Haha, I don't think I need to mention that... I wonder how heavy it is.
Then on the other corner, was this!
At the carpark , you'll see another two of them. It was freaky at first, but I got used to it. Just imagine like those scare movies where they blink their eyes when you are not looking or move a little. *brr... it gives me the chills*

Since 1856! Can you imagine how long the family has been in this business? That's long... Well, I just took one photo. My brother didn't come along since he was working but if he came I think camwhoring would be much easier for me. :D Ooh, and the bicycle is really really old by the way.

Anyway, when I got home, my dad went through a few stack of photo albums and I found pictures of me when I was small. :D

I could sing then~! Or at least, I thought I could. Now that I'm all grown up, I can tell you that I don't have the talent for singing. I believe that day was the pseudograduation for completing the course. But, it was just the beginning to learning about music and piano which I did not complete. Just like how my brother has talent for music, I believe my place would be in dancing as long as there is someone to teach me. :)

I wonder how I was like when I was young. Was I cheeky, naughty or just a normal little kid? I came across this picture...

I guess of all the pictures, I find this one amusing. I am curious about myself. What was I thinking? Did I wanted to laugh or smile? Did I wanted to show or tell something? Why did I bite my lips?

I guess you could tell which one I am. Out of the five people I'm standing with, I only know one girl until today and she's the one standing on my right.

Since young, my family tried to give me the best in everything now that I think of it. I did not realise it then, but I realise it now.

I love my family... I wish my dad was in this pic too. He took the picture, that's why he's not in it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We can... Yes, we can...

I can't believe I'm blogging all the way from Bukit Mertajam where internet connection is super slow. Yup. I had to somehow, find a way to go online. I guess I really can't live without internet for a day.

Anyway, I made a mistake from my previous post. I don't think Air Topic 2 results is released yet. Correct me if I'm wrong okay? So, I've checked my results online and I've gotten a result which I expected for the past 3 weeks. I did hope that it'd change though but nevermind. There is another semester ahead to work hard in and hopefully cheerleading wouldn't consume too much time. Wait, it will if only a few people do the work...

Just as I've feared... I was not wrong to predict what might happen. Some told me that there was no point thinking bout it then, but now, I can say, because I've thought about it, I am prepared. I will brace myself and I will accept. If it is difficult, I might quit but if I do, please stop me.

What to expect in Semester 2 besides 2 PBL sessions and 1 MMS session a week, there will be Air Topic 3. 2 months to come up with a team name for cheerleading, team cheers, coming up with the music, practicing stunts, hoping that the tailor can finish sewing 23 or 24 cheerleading uniforms in time as well as raising funds for the team. Sounds like a lot of things, huh? I know that there are cheerleaders who are involved in other activities as well such as basketball, volleyball, chess, track events etc. So, please organize your time well and we should all be serious in trainings. Let's not waste anymore time! The faster we contribute and merge our ideas, the faster we get things done and we will have time for other things... :)

It is not the end of the world yet. We can... Yes, we can...

Results will be released...

... noo!!! Tighten the leash to results. Don't let it get away... Lame, I know.

I can't believe I still can't get a shut eye. I was about to until I found out that AIR Topic 2 has been marked and imunet is down at the moment. Besides that, the system will automatically delete essays that have plagiarism.

I check the website everyday and what are the odds that when you finally stop checking, it appears? I guess that's how it goes. You shouldn't go searching for it but rather, let it come to you. Oh well, I could always check tomorrow but tomorrow, I might now have the chance to do so since I'm going back to my hometown which is Bukit Mertajam. Dial up is going to take a while but it could work. =.= Of all times, why now? Even the Summative 1 results will be out tomorrow.

I guess I would receive smses asking what I've gotten for Summative and I'll probably reply them by saying that I'm in Bukit Mertajam and I can't check it yet or maybe not. Well, for all I know, I'd probably get a B-, B or B+. It's not like we can change what we did in the past, so we just need to accept, move on and do better the next time.

Good luck peeps! On the bright side, we still move on to Semester 2... :D

If we had extra time...

I went to Sunway Pyramid today with my mum today. It was a good bonding session. There was a snatch thief who robbed this lady off her handbag. Poor lady... I'm not sure if he got caught in the end. I sure do hope he did.

So, I was talking to my friend about time. We're all running against time and often, we don't have enough time. How nice would it be if there is an additional of 12 hours? Extra time to study, to prepare for something, for family, for someone special and also for yourself. Perhaps, extra time to sleep. 36 hours, how nice would that be?

If you had extra time, what would you do?

I think I'll need those time when I enter Semester 2 where cheerleading, basketball and chess training come in along with studying for Summative 2 and EOS 2; and revising Summative 1... :S *gulp* I believe when the time comes, we'll know what the right thing for us to do is. It's going to be one hectic semester with IMU Cup along the way and it will be the first time for MEDT 108 to participate in the events.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

First time driving to the Mall

Everyone has got their first time in doing things and today is my first time driving a shopping mall which is MidValley which means it was also my first time doing a front parking etc.

I was indeed, very nervous... Not to mention that my mum's friend have been telling us about the pickpocketing in MidValley, I was being very very careful. After I drove in to the level P1, I started looking out for parking lots. It wasn't easy for me because I was too slow in reacting. After a few turns, I finally found one and boy oh boy, was I excited like a little girl who got candy. But the thing was, I was so afraid because I thought that there wasn't enough space but I managed to park after reversing and moving forward a couple of times just to get it straight and right. :D *grins widely*

Still in the car, I turned off the air-conditioner and took out the keys, put it in my handbag. I made sure I had my cellphone with me and that I did not leave anything behind. I opened the door with the smile on my face, with the feeling that I have done something that I have never done before... parking in a shopping mall carpark. I looked at my mum and asked her if we should leave the place. I walked ahead of her and then, turned to see if she was behind me since she wasn't walking beside me.

She asked me a question, "Have you locked the car?"

I stoned. Oopsie Daisy. I was so concerned about not being pickpocketed that I made sure I left everything in my handbag and all zipped up. And so, I went to lock the car. Ooh, the remote does not work, so, usually it is done manually. My mum asked me how I would react if I found out that the car was stolen because I did not lock the car. T.T And I was thinking, after all the accidents I've been through and how bad the condition of the car is with paint scraped off, I believe some people would put in more effort in stealing another car. My Wira, although precious to me, may not seem precious to other people. But, I will never know...

I don't think I'll ever forget to lock the cars now. :)

Monday, July 07, 2008

Being cheerful, but how?

I think one of the hardest thing to do is to motivate oneself intrinsically into doing something to feel cheerful.

What do you do to make yourself feel cheerful?

I usually end up watching the tv, and if there's cartoon, it'd be better. Otherwise, I'd just play a DVD. Other things that I do is that I snack on chocolate or ice cream. Although it's fattening, I guess doing it once in a while is okay. What I really want to do one day, is stay up watching a movie marathon and finish a tub of chocolate chip ice cream (preferably). It's been so long since I last had ice cream, I crave for some now. Sometimes, drawing helps to like randomly drawing stuff and let your mind wander off a little. If only there is a field of flowers that I can look over... or a clear night sky with stars. I want to walk along the beach at night or go on a trip with my friends to anywhere in Malaysia. I think that would cheer me up a lot...

How about you?

Missing uni


This holiday is a boring one since I'm always at home and I can't go out due to some personal reasons. All I ever do at home is download stuff and watch some movies over and over again. It sucks not to have Astro.

I miss uni now. What makes uni enjoyable is not the course structure nor the facilities but the friends you make over there and the time where you hang out together. I miss those times when someone says some things at random moments which makes everyone laugh...or perhaps the thrill to be involved in a project and yet have to juggle with studies but at the end of the day, you feel like you've achieved something.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Soooo distracted

I watched Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium today. It is a nice movie. It feels really magical. I don't know how to describe it but it makes you go 'Wow'. Imagine dancing teddies... oh wait, I can't imagine this now. I'm distracted.

Why is that so? That's because I'm multi-tasking. While I'm typing this post, I am also watching the movie 'Shawn of the Dead' which is a horror comedy. Some scenes are gross where the blood splats everywhere but somehow, the character makes part of it funny. Gosh... Movies about zombies. You're probably wondering why I even watched the movie in the first place. Well, that's because I have no idea what the movie is about, so, I watched it. Yeap, it's a pretty bad idea.

Anyway, back to the Wonder Emporium... I'm sure you guys have at least heard of it before. It is about a man who is about to depart from earth and passes his toy store to this girl who has been working for him but she's not ready to take over yet. It is also about this other guy who finds the other side of him like the kiddy part.

You know, I was wondering because as we grow older, we would probably lose the kiddy part. How many of us still retain it? I still love watching cartoons but haven't been watching any in months because I don't have Astro and therefore, no cartoons to watch.

Okay, I can't continue writing anymore... Cortisol and adrenaline levels are fluctuating like a sinusoidal graph when watching 'Shawn of the Dead'. I'll stop here and say something tomorrow.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Inspired~

I was watching Kung Fu Panda (three times already) and there is a saying that I exceptionally like. It goes:

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That is why it is called present.

I find it truly inspiring. :)

I like the Turtle the most, followed by the Sifu who trained Panda. Whenever they pronounce 'Kung Fu', I'd think about orientation where my group did a skit involving Kung Fu Ballet. Aaah... I miss those days. It's not a lie when the seniors tell you that it will be one of the best days that you'd get in uni.

One of my favourite scenes is the training where Panda battles with the Master for the dumpling and to stop him from getting the dumpling, he used the chopsticks to grab the Master's leg. I find that hilarious. I'm pretty sure that most of you have watched it.

Panda reminds me so so much of Kie Shen. Only Bomshe11 would know why. :D

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Perfect Resident

I found this in MMR. Though I have no idea how true it may be but there might be some truth to it after all. I like the last one especially. :)

There are some tasks that I ought to finish but haven't got started on them yet. *sigh*

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

What a day...

It was my first time attending basketball training and I know clearly that I suck especially at aiming. No doubts about that. I learnt the basics today and boy oh boy, was there a lot of things that I didn't know such as screening, box out etc. Gan trained us girls, Mei Xin, Wei Chin, Jun Ai, Li Ling and me. Reza, Mahesh and Murresh were there to well, ermm...

Some gave encouragement while some were teasing around. But they trained with us too. Reza, thanks for running the lines with me in the first round, otherwise, I wouldn't dare to do it alone. It would look soooo weird. I was pretty stiff because I was so blurr about what to do. I hope they did not realise that I was stoning.

As for the cheerleading meeting, we still haven't got a team name yet. What theme should it be? Whatever name we came up with either sounds funny, lame, hip hop-ish, uncheerleading-ish or something. We're so close to a name, but yet so far. We went through a lot of songs that was in Murresh's laptop and picked out a couple of songs that we might want to remix. We discussed about the uniform and a bit on jumps. There's still a lot more things to work on.

lunch with Elizabeth, Ghi Waie, Teck Jian and Shook Yin [it's the wrong spelling but the right pronounciation]. We went to Alison's and I had Hakka Mee again! My second time... :) Then, we talked, well actually they talked most of the time. By the early afternoon, I was pretty tired. So all I could do was listen- 101 on relationships, Selectives, cheerleading, EOSes... =.=

When I got back to Uni, I met Jae Ric, Roderick and Melvyn. When we were talking about blogging, Roderick said that blogging is ridiculous and he started using his bombastic English where out of 10 words, I could probably understand or guess the meaning to one word. He's super tall, fit [he has to be since he's in Infinity Milers], nice, funny and... *sudden pause* wait, why am I promoting him in my blog all of a sudden? =.= I got to know Foo Wen, another senior who is in Sem 7 apparently.

So yeah, that was my day. I feel so bruised...

Looking for music. Any recommendations?

I'm looking for some good music to dance to. Something that is suitable for hip hop, breakdancing, cheerleading or a combination of two elements. Does anyone knows any? There are so many music of course but a good music does not only have a nice beat but is also familiar to other people so that when they hear it, they would also enjoy it.

I'm so noob-y because my taste in music is a little weird. I like Korean songs and emo English songs. Okay, well not exactly emo English songs but most of the songs that I have are emo. I'm thinking of Black Eyed Peas but still can't think of a specific track. When I think of Britney Spears, though some of her music are nice, I wonder how people would think about it after her good image was tarnished by her own doings over the past years.

Oooh.. Looks like its time to go to uni to study..













Gotcha! I'm no where near an opened book or file. ;) I have to go play basketball with a couple of friends or a lot. Then, there's cheerleading today. Maybe I'll update about that later.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ice-skating :)

I went ice-skating with Teck Jian, Elizabeth and Adeline today. :) It was FUN! I guess I felt thrilled because it has been a long time since I last skated. I want to go ice-skating more often from now on. :D So, the Lit. class finished at 12.45pm. Elizabeth and I met up with Teck Jian and Adeline at around plus minus 1.15pm. So, first they had lunch (I had mine with my mum) and Teck Jian decided that they should eat at A&W. Can you spot them? I don't think so. hehe.
So, that's Teck Jian's lunch. Eli and Adeline's lunch did not arrive yet during that time.

I wish I could take more pictures. If only I have my camera with me but since I don't have it, taking pictures wasn't very convenient.
So, this is the only picture I managed to get for the day. Some people (the photographer) was apparently shy leh, don't want to take picture. And I couldn't take pictures while ice skating. The last thing I would want is to drop my phone and have some dude skate over it.

There were a group of reckless skaters there as well. They are foreigners, if I'm not mistaken and what they did wasn't very nice. Bumping into other people, skating in the opposite direction, disrupting the classes held there...

I fell 4 times. The first one hurt, so did the second but wasn't as bad as the first. The third, well... I was getting tired and my ankles were aching. By the time it was the fourth, I didn't want to skate anymore.

There was a boy who was having his class then. He did a lot of figure skating moves ("stunts") which was really cool. I was very impressed with the other kids/ students there too. I think involving them in figure skating at a young age is a good thing and also a good investment.

Have you been ice skating? What are your bittersweet memories?

How did I decide on which team to support?

Two nights ago, my friend asked me, "Esther, which team are you going to support for the Euro Finals?" and I asked him, "Well, which country is playing against which country?" He said, "It's Germany vs Spain."

*pause, hmm... I wonder*

Me: Which team are you supporting then?
Him: I'm supporting Spain! Because they are going to win...
Me: In that case, I'll support Germany because you're supporting Spain.
Him: Whaa... No... Support Spain.
Me: I wanted to support Spain but because you're supporting it, I can't support it now... So, I'll support Germany. >.<

*after awhile*

Me: Fine fine, I'll support Spain and that is only because I think Germany will win.
Him: Okay, as long as you're supporting Spain...!
Me: =.=lll

I did stay up the whole night. But, I wasn't entirely watching the match. :) Multi-tasking... I was watching 'Run, fat boy, run'. A movie about this man who left his wife at the wedding altar and tries to win her back by proving to her that he can finish whatever that he has started. Of course, there is an antagonist which seem so nice at first and is hated in the end. But, it's just a movie.

CB recommended to me another movie which is Hot Fuzz that is similar to 'Run, fat boy, run' and one of the roles is played by the main actor in the movie itself.

Anyway, I'll update more later... I'm going ice-skating with TJ, Elizabeth and a few other people who I'm not so sure of who they are. ( ",) Yay!