Sunday, August 29, 2010

#41

I suppose about 9 years ago, it was my brother who moved to Seremban because the clinical school is there. I didn't understand why but I knew I was somewhat glad because there would be one person less to argue with me. But, I didn't know that it was from that day onwards, he'll be separated from the family for quite some time as in not living under the same roof for at least 2 years although he comes back and visit and spend time with me over the weekends at times. What happens after that was he getting posted to different hospitals which my family have to travel to to visit him and marriage.

Today, it's my turn...

I've moved my things to Seremban. It'll be my first night there tonight. I'll still come back during certain weekends. Reason being is that I didn't spend my holidays doing things I want to do. I did not have the adventure I want nor outings with my friends. I did not finish the dance choreographies nor the music playing. Seremban is surely a different adventure which I think many would have mixed feelings about. But, I do hope that one day, I'd still be able to go back and live under one roof like I always did.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My "Half"-Convocation

*plays Hogwarts song*

Yesterday, I attended the convocation in my university. Although I was not one of those who would be a doctor, pharmacist or dentist, we received our certificate of completion of Phase 1. So, we'll be going to a clinical school soon, depending on what we've chosen. So, I'll be moving to Seremban to complete the second phase. That's why it's only "half" a convocation.

Anyway, the convocation was divided into 2 sessions. I was in the second session. I woke up at about 7.30am in the morning and realised that my graduation robe was not ironed. So, it was pretty much a last minute work. Lucky, I didn't end up being late. :)

..My batchmates before entering the auditorium. All lining up in alphabetical order..

Since Pam stayed over at my place and accompanied me to my half-convo, she was also my photographer for the day.

..Me and Nirmal..

..Jae Ric, Me and Jeremy..

..MORE of my batchmates and I..

..Me and Soon Lee..

..Me and Emi Khoo who won a Merit Award for being the second in my batch..

..Me and Thomas who is the Gold Medallist in my batch..

..Me and Rudy the talented Musician..

..Yaw Shing, Koon Hau, Chin Nam and Thomas..

..PAMELA! (who is currently addicted to the series, Pretty Little Liars)..

..Me and Mr Alex who gives lecturers which you'll never want to miss because it's so good, funny and interesting even though it is related to Behavioural Science..

*Hogwarts song still playing :P*

..The Lecturers..

..Me and Nirmal again ^^..

She gave a really good speech. She said something like 'In life, if you end up last, people would call you a loser. In med school, if you end up last, people would still call you a doctor.' I wish I could remember more details about the speech but if there was any impact made, it was that point which she said. Well, there was one other thing too... Students compete to be the best in their batch but no matter what, there'll only be on spot at the top. Then, many turned to look at Thomas (the top scorer). hehe.

As for the collection of the scroll, well, I kind of screwed up a bit. I didn't quite look at the camera. Oh well, I'll do better in 2 1/2 years time. :D


..Me and Benedict..

..Sandip, Me and Benedict (who did that on purpose)..

..Dr Ranjit and I..

After taking the batch photograph, I returned my robe and collected my academic transript and my certificate. I had lunch (which wasn't that nice) and went home to sleep for a few hours. I was really tired. It was an eventful day I suppose. Perhaps the one in 2 1/2 years would be a more exciting one. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

#40

Half-convocation in less than 3 hours. Yesterday was the rehearsal and I did a couple of mistakes. Hopefully, all turns out well today. I try to remind myself that it's just probably 5 seconds to take the scroll and 20 seconds to walk.


(by Pam) and i love pamela tan! (: BWAHAHAHAHA!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

#39

It's going to be 2 busy weeks ahead. I haven't got much time to write and upload the pictures I've been taking to my laptop. I was working last Monday and will be returning this coming Monday as the new Medicine intake is coming in and I'll be helping with their registration.

I met up with Pam again yesterday. :) I watched Curse of the Deserted. It was out long time ago but I just had time to watch it yesterday. That is pretty much it.

Sometimes, I don't feel like talking or interacting much with people. Some might say it's not very nice and that I should be polite blah blah blah, well, I don't really care about it these days. I've reached the point of 'Whatever... I seriously don't care about what you said/did or what you did not say/do'. The world doesn't revolve around me or you.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Dinner at Shogun

I've been craving for Japanese buffet for quite some time. So, I finally went to Shogun yesterday with my family. I don't think I managed to conquer all the food because I don't think my stomach can stretch to fit all sorts of food.


I started off with the sushi, sashimi and cheese-baked mussels.

Then, I had some sort of salmon salad with sesame sauce. But, I felt that the vegetable was a bit bitter and I didn't like the addition of spinach in this. I feel like the taste did not blend in. >.< There was also a selection of Thai food and dimsum as well as some fried food but I did not get those. Instead, I was more curious to try the pasta! I've been watching the Korean drama 'Pasta' and it has made me curious about the different types of food.

So, the next stop... Pasta and cheese-baked oysters. :)
The pasta was really creamy and I really liked it. But, I didn't quite like the cheese-baked oyster. I couldn't tell what the red sauce was because it did not taste like chilli nor tabasco to me.

There was a wide selection of soup too including tomyam but the tomyam was too sour for my liking. Since I haven't had miso soup for a really long time, I took that instead and added seaweed as well as tofu according to my liking. The spring onions was not a good idea. It took away most of the taste. Maybe, I did not soak it long enough or maybe, it wasn't supposed to be in the soup. (".)??

I had tempura too! It was alright. Tempuras somehow taste the same everywhere. I tried some oysters too. Raw ones. I'd prefer mussels over oysters though. :) Imagine eating it and discover a pearl in it. Escargots. Hmm, it was my first time trying it. My brother liked it. I've never had it before.

Well, I thought it was alright at first. "Mm.. chewy. crunchy. not bad. texture is okay. it's new. it's acceptable." But then, I was thinking about the snail. The tentacles, eyes, internal organs? What made it crunchy or chewy? Then, I felt bad because snails are the good ones. Although they are slow, they don't bite. (I'm assuming that they don't.) Plus, they are cute. I've never touched one. But, when I was a kid, I loved looking at them, trying to figure them out.


Snail mail. You've heard the term before, right? Snails carry mails :P And, when a snail becomes a meal, the mail never reaches the recipient. It dies in the line of duty. :( Anyway, putting the lameness aside, I think I won't be eating any more snails for the next couple of years.

I also had cawan mushi and more sashimi! :D Moving on to desserts...

Green tea ice cream! ^^ I love green tea ice cream. I had 3 scoops of it. I would have more if I could but I had to make space for the other types of desserts.
*ice cream.. ice cream.. ice cream ^^*
Green tea cake on the left and 5 mochi in the center. On the right is a pumpkin dessert. Well, there are 3 different colours. The green ones have honeydew paste inside while the pink ones had red bean paste and the white ones, I believe, have sesame paste.

The pumpkin dessert was alright. I just didn't know that the white coloured part was actually coconut. I don't really like coconut unless its a drink.

There was konyaku jelly too. The so-called orange cheesecake was not cheesecake. I think among all, I like the honeydew mochi and the green tea ice cream best. :)

Next stop, hopefully, UMAI-YA!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

My Water Moments With TX5 at Mali Cove

Thanks to the invite from Nuffnang, I finally got my Sony TX5. There was an event organized by Sony in Mali Cove, Sunway Lagoon yesterday.

I went there with my brother and sister-in-law. It took us 1/2 hour to find the place because I didn't know where the Ministry of Sound was and what more, Mali Cove.

By the time I got there, I was a bit lost. I did not know what the itenary was despite there being a schedule but what was written on it were mostly workshops on how to use the TX5. By the time I got to know that in order to play the games, you have to find a group of 5 people and sign up, it was already too late as all the teams were full. So, I ended up sitting and watching people.

I bumped into a highschool friend. She didn't turn out to be that friendly. I bumped into an IMU friend. She turned out to be awesome and making my day so much better. :)

..Me and Pei Jin..

I saw her from afar but wasn't sure if it was her but then we somehow met in the middle of the wave pool and found out that our stuff were just side by side. Hers on the table and mine on the bench. Well, she played the games and her team won first place! Well, top 5 groups out of the 25 went home with either a Sony TX5 camera, mp3, camcorders etc. Lucky them. :)

I always feel alienated when it comes to events. I don't like crowds because I know that most of the time, I don't blend in. Moreover, my brother didn't want to play in the water with me. So, my sister-in-law did and although she's small, boy oh boy can she splash water pretty well. The only way I can make her stop is by holding on to her hands. >.< This is Mali Cove. I've been asking my friends if they know what/where Mali Cove is and none could give me an answer.

I also asked what the dresscode was because I really did not know what to expect when the attached email mentioned 'My Water Moments with TX5'. Was it games involving water like water balloons and water guns? At least, that was what I had in mind. The reply I had was to wear comfortable clothes as I could get a little wet.

No, I did not end up a little wet. I ended up soaked. heh.

Oh and there was also this guy, Juztin Lau who went to sing. No, I do not know who he is nor did I understand what he was singing because it was in Chinese and apparently, he's the winner of the Astro Talent Quest 2009. Was the crowd enthusiastic? Not really.

So anyway, while Pei Jin was waiting for the other groups to finish their games, we went to get some pictures taken. Photographers: our brothers. Well, my brother took most of them since he had nothing to do.

Pei Jin's brother took this one! Of us by the "shore".

Well, we were just doing what the kids did when they slided down. Heh. They are just soooo adorable!

..Us by the kid's slide. There's even a lifeguard in yellow..

..Us on the slide.. :)

Whether we did slide down or not, well, I'll just have to leave you with suspense to wonder.

..Us at the shock-proof station..

Well, there are 5 game stations of which each represents a special feature of the Sony TX5. In the shock-proof station, the participants had to throw a number of camera dummies into the container according to the colour. The team which manages to accomplish the task in the shortest time will win that station.

..Us at the temperature-proof station. I had no idea what was going on here..

"I say Brr.. *clap* *clap* *stomp* *clap* It's cold in here. I say there must be some IMUians in the atmosphere"

..I have no idea what we were doing haha. Just posing for the camera!..

INCOMINGGGG...!!!

*smileeeee*

..I tried Yoga..

..More of me and Pei Jin..

..JUMP SHOT! :D Must have when there are two cheerleaders..

..Last picture of the day..

I won't be using the Sony TX5 just yet because I still need to get a memory stick, screen protector and a casing. Ooh, I've got the pink one by the way. :)

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

#38

I don't think I'm getting lamer, but cooler.

Me: Hey, you know... I can make a table without a saw. :D
Friend: Huh? How do you do that?
Me: Think about it... I can do it. You can do it.
Friend: You don't make sense. =.=
Me: C'mon... Use Microsoft Excel laaa....
Friend: Lame la you..

Later that day,

Friend: I went to the ATM Machine to draw money.
Me: You went to draw money? Amazing. *gives her look ^^*
Friend: What, Esther?
Me: Nothing. I can't draw money because I'm not an artist. :D
Friend: O.O oh my gawd, that's LAMERRR... =.=ll

Sunday, August 01, 2010

#37

I found this on a web while surfing one day and I can't help but think it's cute. :)

What do you think Twilight fans and non-Twilight fans? hehe..