Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Penang where i was born

o yea, i went to Penang from 28th Nov till 5th Dec, hehe... what’s best of all from this trip is to see my beloved Ah Ma....!!! she’s a great lady, she can do all things. When i was very young, she baked all sorts of traditional cookies for new year and cooked all the dishes...!!she made me the bead-bag, yellow and white beads...!! but too bad, my body as growing exponentially that time that i was too tall to carry the short strap bead bag. Nevertheless, i still keep it, it was and still is my only specially hand-made bag....!! only me, the only person in the world have this bag =P...oh well, each of her grandchildren has one, but one differs from the other, our grandma made us felt so special..!!! she made “tang yuen” and wrapped “zhang” for us during the festive days too...!!! she also made “kaya jam” which i enjoyed eating with the pink bun....!! she basically cooked everything for us all, her beloved grandchildren...!! whenever i visited her in penang, she would brought us to the morning market, local people there refer morning market as “apolo” and i wonder why, till today, lol... i was always happy and felt extremely homey when surrounded by people that talk in Hokkien, especially in the “apolo”. Even though she could not do all these things anymore now due to her illness, the fond memories she gave me has always kept me loving her madly till now...!!! oh and my grandma smells like lavender, she used lavender talc powder after bath all the times...!!! hihihiih

During my visit, i stayed with my aunt- my mum’s younger sis. As said, she is younger than my mum only by 3years, hehehe, but in this pic, i think me and my aunt look more like sisters rather than aunt and niece, hehehehehe... i’m not old, is her that is young ok =P.

Me, my cousin sister, and my sis, hihihihi..

Mmm, throughout the trip, my sis has been staying with me. With her around, i automatically become lazy. Lazy to keep my stuff in order, or even remembering where i placed them. She is the one that did all the motherly things for me-where is my toothbrush, my shirt is lost, i forgot to wash this that, i couldn’t find the comb, the shower water is cold, things like that... she is my great sis.. we had lots of arguments during our growing ups (guess it was my weather like mood swing and my rebellious attitude...) but now that we are both young people ( or it was me that finally grow more mature compared to last time), i think we are like best friends now... i mean, i called her often and we talked about everything, i once called her and cried only.. hehehe.. i think, i knew that she knows i wont be home for a long time (like, 2 or 3 years) after this 3months break, so she took extra lovely good care of me whenever she is around.. sobz.... sobz.... i really appreciate it, sis.. i love u...!

Night view from my aunt/s place, very very very twinkling...!!!!! but one thing that is of interest is that at night, when strogn wind blows, it produces this spooky sounds "whooooooo"... "wooooh"..... "woooosh".... long draggy one... eew.....!!!

Aiyer, puppies...!!!! hehehehe, they belong to my cousins- Ng Lai Chung, Ng Kwang Hooi, Ng Soo Phaik and Ng Soo Chen.. hiihihihihi....

i have a sweet cousin bro that loves me alot, he is Kwang Hooi. He is only one week older than me but he take cares of me like an older brother. ^^ i love my cousin bro too....!!

oh, and we all went to the seaside to have the famous fruit rojak, together with grandma. We took turn to feed grandma, hihihi, the rojak was so nice, especially when you eat it at seaside with the afternoon sunbeams and sticky salty smell of the beach water, lol... hahahah... super got “feel”....!!

One of the purposes of going to penang is to shop, shop and shop. What to say, i have restricted myself from buying shirts when in perth, due to the conversion rate, hehehe.. and it definitely saves a lot by shopping in Malaysia. Hihihi.. =P

Time to leave, i've been in penang for a week, it's tie to go bac to sitiawan. bye bye everyone...!! wll come back son, cuz i promised lai Chung to eat sushi with him already, he "chia" me, hahahah...!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

All pictures..!!

Naughty Tessa, yityeng and me, after a satisfyinh dinner one day, during the study break, hehehehe, i cooked soup,that's why.. sedap betul =P...!!!!

All you see is clean bowls and plates, and great smiles....!!! great dinner, and also my chicken soup, heheheheh.....!!

there, i told u, i did boil soup....!!! hihihihih, i love boiling soups....!! nice rite....!!!! rlly nice, sedap terlalu amat sangat.... lol =P

I made a small gift for Usha, hihihihi, cuz she lent me her book for my exam! Nothing big inside, just a huge apple which i bought during the day.. hihihihih...!!!

Mmm... looks like a couple watch right..??? hehehehehe, it's my watch and my housemate's watch.....!!! only after staying together i realized someone is wearing the same watch with me, hehehe... she bought it in china, while my aunt bought me this watch. => so sweet a coincidence. hihihi...!!

Mmm, one of the many days, i steam herb chicken...! hihihiihhi, i rlly love cooking...!! and my beloved housemates enjoy eating....!!!

before anyone cook a chicken ,the chicken have to be skinned first. No oils, healthy body alright. => dancing with the chicken.

After church, Yanhua dropped over at my room. so we all took pics =P... hihihihihih... from left to right : Jaclyn How Hui Ning, Hor Cheah Yen, Ny Yan Hua. =>

Our legs high in the air, heheehee..... smelly... ooo.... x.x'''

Cell group lunch. Thomas, cheah yen, yeefang. And then popped another church guy from behind, lol.

it was during exam period that suddenly my right side sandle strap was broken. At the exactly same time, jaclyn's left side sandal strap was broken off too....!!! so, the enovative way was to share the still-in-service sandals. heeheeheehe.. we shared sandals cuz we didnt have enough time to go and buy sandal, a cheap one.. =P.. nah, eventually we did buy one new pair each la. hahaha..

Housemates pictures.....!! Yityeng (Msia), Allie (china), cheah yen (msia), Ariel (china, also the one who has the same watch with me! ), jaclyn (msia). missu all so much....!!! great time cooking together in the kitchen, hehehehehe....!

Derek, Dayong, Me, Jac...! all wearing black. Mmmm, having banana+ apple+orange?? smoothies, home made... not too bad, hehehe, good for digestion ,lol.... hahaha..
My room, my pillow, my soft toys....!! hihihih

A birthday card i made for Jessica Tan...!

Yanhua aka YanYan, in my room studying... she dozed off on my bed somehow...

Went to King's Park on one fine saturday, with Usha and Julie, hehehe, we "tabao" pizza for lunch... instead of studying, i couldnt stop admiring and taking pics... bleh , hahahah..

view from the Invisible Bridge at King's park. Overlooking the Swan River. =>

me and Usha....!!! she's a very pretty girl, my pharmacy senior ^^...!! love ya....!!!

Cant see it very clearly from this pic, but it is tiny little ice spheres, hehehe. falling from sky, creating an unearthly sound outside our house.. scary... hehehe..

This is what found in the garden outside our house, during the raining winter days. ehehehe, wondering will there actually be snow in perth one day in the future.

Tracey and me....!!! hihihiih, tracey, u've been very helpful and friendly towards me, thanks for giving me the opportuniy to become your friend. i appreciate u so much!

Jac jac and me, during the Freshies Welcome Sunday in church. (p/s: i was dressing like thatbecause i was in the hiphop dance, not that i dress like that to church on normal days, no...! hahah )

Unsuccessful attempt to cook beefball for cellgroup. put in too much black soya sauce, so the beefballs turned black very quickly...... it was cooked, but it looked overcooked due to the colour. hahaha, nevertheless, cell members were very supportive, lol. u know how.

One of the many wonderful gift i received on ym birthday, delivery from melbourne, a book i enjored reading and from which i learned a lot. thanks gal.

This is a poster, an assignment for chemistry lab. my lab partner, Brian Lau finds all the information while i put them up into a psoter. scored 19.5 out of 20 for this assignment neh, hehehehe....!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

i'm back (2nd part)

Thank you to a church brother who was very willing to send us to airport in perth. Yeefang and Yijia tagged along and we took some pics while waiting to check in. gonna get the pics from yeefang soon...!
in the plane, i thought i would be reflecting on my year, of what took place early this year and how it changed me. Of what i've experinced in perth and what lessons i've learnt. lessons that was learnt the hard way. and how the days in perth came to an end. one ending that i think was bigger than its beginning. and of the wonderful people i've met.
Nah, i didnt do all that on the plane. rather i felt asleep. i was tired and the flight was too comfortable that my body couldnt resist falling into deep slumber and regain the lost sleep during the post-exam days. haha..
i didnt get to have the window seat. i wanted to see how is sunset like from above the clouds. i didnt get to watch, only a glimpse from where my seat was. nevertheless, i still hope to get a window seat on my flight back to perth next february. perhaps the sunset then will be more beautiful than this one ^^.
the plane touched down after 5hrs and 30mins. reached klia at 10pm. When we heard the plane announced "selamat pulang ke tanah air", yityeng and me burst out into laughter. somehow it was funny............we were greeted by warm air. night temperature was at 28degree celcius. ah, what a night.
phoned dad and sis, they're already there waiting. then at ther arrival counter, we bid goodbye to each other - jiahuei, yityeng and jac. we'll see each other soon again, so i wasnt feeling sad. after having supper at Ming Tien foodcourt in PJ, dad started journey home. i've always like long quiet journey, either i will go off-minded or i will enter into deep thoughts.
finally... finally... finally i reached home, the real home, physical home, the house i've been staying for the past 7years. it was a wierd funny feeling. but i knew this is my home. the place where i grew up and the place where i belong. the place i have my family members with me. ^^

i actually started a journal in september. see if i'll be able to transfer them to this blog in the near future.
i am still looking to downloading pictures into this blog. that's all for today.

will talk about my penang trip in the next blog.

I am replying to...

Hang wan: eh, u're here....!!!!!!!! why shout my full name?? =P i'm back in sitiawan again, hihihi..

Thomas: hihihihi, woot, glad to hear everything is well in perth....!!!!!

KimKim: i now officially make a grand entry for u...!!!!!!!!! WELCOME KIMBERLY, YES I MISS KIMBERLY SO SO SO MUCH...!!!!!!

Pawleen: think this december i cant go to kuching =<>

Yuwan: i miss u, my holiday is great, met up with my grandma and relatives ady...!!! my holiday was unpredictable. lol...!

Linfoong: muacks...!!!!! eh, why ur blog has no chatbox ady..?? apa terjadi...???

Dayong: correct....!! i was typing in a rush, now i read back, OMG, so many spelling mistakes, so horrible....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like a 5yr old kid's essay. FAINT BIG TIME. lol..

Yan hwa: yoyo, i miss u i miss u i miss u....!!!! ONE hour.....!!!! hahahaha...!! i was in penang cuz i was cutting hair in the saloon in sitiawan, and suddenly my aunt from penang called, and right after cutting hair, we went straight to buy bus ticket to penang, totally unpredictable, i mean i reached home and in less than 48hrs, i was heading to penang already. ahahahah, but i like unpredictable holidays sometimes lol...

eujeen: cough, ur name is one of the few guy juniors i rmmber, hahahaha and one of the few whom i chat with, so.. like that la hah....!!! hahahahaha. but i do know u served well in CA and am so proud to hav a junior like that...! woot...!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I'M BACK...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Attention everyone, can i have everyone's attenttion please....!!!!


i dont know how to begin, but let me begin with saying grace to God, beecause is it by Him that every single event taking place in my life.

Current state: i'm in Penang, in cyber cafe. am waiting for my old phone to be sereviced in the Bukit jambul complex. msg my old maxis number. i'll reply. lol.

Post-Exam Days:

my days had been very busy after the exams. Right after our last paper, which was Pharm Prac, we spent no time sleeping at home. Our cellgroup gathered at Thomas's house, ate and chit chat, played games and just spent time together. I would love to go to details, but =<>

the next day, jac and me weent to city to have lunch with Pastor Chin and Aunt Doris and Allie, sweet sweet sweet. Ate dim sum...!! the beest part was, we got to see how lovely and adorable is Pastor Chin and Aunty Doris. They called each other "darling" and hold hands while walking...!! so so so so so so so so sweet................ melted my heart... ^^

went shopping for some light souvenirs for family members. Tired, tired, tired.

the next day, ( i woke up at 12noon btw) yeefang and me went to Carousel to look for present for Dayong's and lawrence's bday present. in the evening, all of us the vickery gals went to David Lim's house for his 18th birthday celebration. Greeat time, well organized games, sumptious home cook food by David's mum, fully air-conditioned house and again, great time...!!!!!!!

Spent the whole night packing and packing and packing and packing, endless packing, heheheh, cuz next year, me and jac are going to move eto new house along Hillview terrace...! hihihih...


but i think, since this is the time that we have, we should use it to the max. Do it when we're young, energetic, passionate- especially eppreeciating friendship with people around...!!!

anyway, the post-exams days were HECTIC like mad. hahah, but i had fun, i was glad. i got to spend time with Tracey, we all celebrated Dayong's and Derek's birthday, moved stuff to new house, shop for souvenirs, David's birthday etc etc.

not to forget, jac and me stayed at YanHua's house for few days before going back to Malaysia. Did face mask, went swimming, cooked maggi mee, watched movie and also drying the cloths...!! miss yan hua a lot a lot................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i miss yanhua, iris, kaiting jie, usha, pawleen, fenny, dayong, derek, jonjon, thomas, elise, wilson, sara, derrell, rungano, tracey, Yuka, and many more...!!!

i miss yuwan, jessica, amelene, yeefang, jia huei, jac, joash, eunice, gloria, eujeen, patpat, amos, leen....!!!!!

i miss linfoong, peter, hannah, and my form5 classmates..!!!!

i miss everyone...!!!!!


i will blog again SOON, telling about my flight back, trip back home and more...!!

more pics to come too, i promise...!! there's like 1000new pics but i just couldnt have enof time to do so..!!!

wait wait wait ok, coming...!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hidden treasure in Vickery

( thorn among the roses, on Luqman's birthday ^^,
with all the Vickery gals and Hsiu Li)
(during our first few days in perth, we explored the city together-gether ^^)

^^ I made the decision to continue staying in Vickery House for next year's study.

For the past few days, i have been in confused state- whether to move out with Janice, Jaclyn, and 3 other gals whom i am not very close with; or to continue staying in Vickery. Me and Jac went to have a look at the house, and it was in very good condition. It was very well furnished. The rooms are bigger and each has their own bar fridge, bigger wardrobe and cleaner bathroom. It was indeed very tempting for us to move out from Vickery. Besides, the house is located quite near to school, within walking distance, which is another bonus.

Jac and i consulted a few elder friends for advices and comments. Those advices were appreciated a lot. But the more advice we listen to, the more confused we got. There were so many different opinions which each of them has their own sense and weight. I got tired judging the opinions when it comes to deciding whether it is wise to move out. Besides, it was exam period and i couldnt be bothered anymore after few days of non-stop confusion.

Both options has their own pros and cons. Yesterday, when i decided to move out with Jac, i was feeling sad. Sad to leave vickery. Sad to leave the community life that i've got used to for the past 2.5years. sobz sobz. Yeefang came over and gave me hugs! she said she felt commited to take care of me emotionally, SWEET ok..!!! muachh...!!!

I feel sad that we would not be able to walk to each others' units at the odd hours of the day, for random purpose. Whenever i cooked new stuff, yeefang in all her might and courage, braved through the night to come to our house and tasted my food. i will miss that. Ah jia they all bought new shirts from Carousel and i went over to their place to see them posed in their new shirts while talking nonsense. i will miss that. Luqman felt pek chek and came to our house to have some silly chat while discussing studies. i will miss that too. Siaw tze, my big sister, always give me her hand to hold as i walked back from uni with her. i definitely miss tha too! Yijia, the one always cracking jokes whenever she came to our unit. i miss that. Ling weng and michelle came often, just dropping by with no purpose, saying a sweet hello and sometimes having girls talk in my room. oh, how i am going to miss that much. And hsiu li that never fail to join us for every midnight birthday celebration for all the Vickery girls and Luqman's birthday too!

on top of that, i am going to miss the Sunday morning walk to church with yeefang, ah jia, dayong, derek, jonjon and george! miss having visitors to unit 13- like Kimberly, Jimmy, Pauline and Kaiting jie. oh gosh, there are so many things i will miss =<...

yaya, i know, ppl say "life moves on".. we cant be stagnant, we gotta make new friends. but i realize next year, i am not ready yet to let go all of these. i am not ready to let go this bunch of great friends. of course, it's not like i am moving to another country and we're not going to see each other anymore. But moving to another house in another place is equivalent to saying goodbye to all the daily routines that we did together. i know i am not ready for a shift next year. Maybe only by the end of next year, we will move on. End of next year.

Finally, i decided to re-consider my decision. I changed my decision after another discussion with Jaclyn during dinner. yes, i changed my decision!!! and i couldnt be more glad after that!! ^^ sms-ed the gals and told them my new and final decision. Later, ah jia sms-ed saying "aaahh, love u!!! muaccks!!!" . well, i love u guys too, hihi...!!

after dinner i came into my room, i had no idea why i had the urge to take out the CA shirt from cupboard. the shirt has been there for quite some time, and i never take it out just to have a look. Tonight i did. And when i turned the shirt over, i saw one verse at the back of the shirt.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. Luke 12:34

smileeee ^^ now i know my treasure in perth. The bunch of names i mentioned above are my hidden treasure in Vickery, that makes me choose Vickery over the comfortable new house.

I treasure each and everyone of you....!!!! wink wink...!!!! ^^

p/s: There are many more ppl whom i treasure ok. Whole lot of u guys out there...!!! Just because ur name is not mentioned here, doesnt mean u are not treasured. To everyone that is reading this, i treasure u as well...!!! ^^ yes yes i do...!!! ^^

Monday, November 5, 2007

2nd Attack....

Huu huu huu...

Flu flu, go away,
come again another day,
little children wanna study,
Flu flu go away....

It's a modified children rhym ^^

Wasted lots of tissue... and body fluid as well...
Overdosed with glucose...

Nose, please stop running..

Throat, please stop aching...

^^ i shall be strong..

^^ i will not fall asleep...

^^ i will not go online for long...

^^ i shall pray harder , mmm...!!!!

IT'S STUDY BREAK, EXAM IS ON ITS WAY......... NO...!!!!!!!!!!!!

silence is golden, silence is silver...

* too much crap, just wanna destress.. relax.. chill... cool down...*

blah, back to digging my running nose in Max Page's lecture notes..

Sunday, November 4, 2007

2nd Semester Cellgroup.

Had our last cell group on 2nd Nov '07. I went to cellgroup not expecting anything yet it turned out to be a meaningful one. Seeing everyone brought their cameras showed me how much they treassure each and everyone, and that touched my heart. I love this cellgroup.

Yeefang, Dayong, Tim and me reached Thomas's house rather early. We saw Fenny, Anna and Rungano on the floor (funny ^^). They were sticking alphabets on the floor, for games later. Seeing them on the floor made me excited so i joined them in action just to take picture, lol..! hahaha..

Mmmm, it's stil bright out there, we went out to have an evening walk. It was cooling, windy, soothing and the sky was marvellously coloured, as it the sky is preparing our hearts for the last cellgroup of the year. Oh how i just enjoyed such evening, one of many gifts the nature can offer to us. Of course, we didnt let go any opportunity to take picture. Rungano and Dayong and me, took one. ^^ Not long later, Thomas arrived with Sara, WIlson and Elise. Reluctantly, i was ushered into the house. Cellgroup was starting soon...!!

While waiting for the rest to greet each other, Fenny had a play with the guitar. Didnt know she can play, Salute...!!! All took their places on the floor and shared how their week have been. It's one of the things to do before starting games, so that everyone get to tell the highlights of their week. Some of sharings had been funny, some encouraging and sometimes it was rather solemn one. Yet, by sharing, everyone was opening up to each other, allowing each other to laugh together or to weep together. That is the golden line being in a relationship-friendship. This is what God seeks in relationship that He has put among us, to care for, to encourage and to build up.
Ok, it was games time then. Rungano led us into games. Everyone hold hands to form a line. Then they will have to begin a journey from A and finish it all the way to alphabet Z without letting go each others hand. I got to be the first one ^^. It was rather easy at first, by it soon got more and more complex as the alphabets weren't placed in order. We ended up strangling each other at the necks, waists, legs and heads , hahahahaha.. Our flexibity of muscles and bones was tested to the maximum. Older people found it bit challenging, while younger people like me =P found it not bad, lol.. hahahah...!!!
And... we took pctures again, hihihihi...!! We're basically messed up in a bunch. I personally think it was a really meaningful game. This game taught me to reflect on human's relationship, how intricate and complicated it can be sometimes. But we did never let go hands, we hold on to each other and finished the journey well. We could have let go hands and find it easier to finish the journey alone, plainly and quietly, by we would have missed all the fun, laughters, joy and blessings that we can gain as a group, as a family in Christ. As said by Joshua Haris in his book, every relationship is an opportunity given by God to potray of His goodness and love. Human will never be perfect enough to reflect God's godliness, but we have been given assurance that God is the faundation of all relationship on earth the moment He created Eve for Adam. I appreciate each one in the cell, and i believe what we have sowed over every Friday nights for the past 4 months, is the priceless friendship built on His solid faundation, laid in the eternity of heaven. Thanks Rungano ^^ for such a wonderful game.

Elise-Me-Rungano. hihihi. And Fenny and me after finishing the game ^^. What follow next was cell evaluation. Fenny and Rungano gave words of encouragements to each and everyone of us, which made us (or at least me) felt touched. ^^ The details of the evaluation shall remain among the members of the cell, and will not be published without the consent of everyone. Hihihihihi =P. I love everyone...!!!! I really do, i really do, i really do...!!! ^^
So, it's food's time, "makan" time. Derrel's favourite time, lol...!! That night, everyone brought their best dish...!! Thomas : take away Pizza (yeah, that's his best dish hey! ), Derrel ( urmm... forgot =< ) , Yeefang : fry vegetable + carrot + mushroom + osyter sauce = yummy..!!, Sara : fried mihun and fried mee ^^, Rungano : Dessert , Anna : salted chicken delicious! , Dayong : signature Tiramisu..!!, Tim : prawn crackers!!!!!, me : tomyam mihun. hahaha.. and of course our favourite spring rolls by Elise and Wilson...!!! everyone ate till they were bloated.. aaah~~~~ hahahah.. It was the time that we got to bless each other with food aye..!!

Took some pictures along the way, hehehehehe...!! lovely people all.... ^^ muach...!!!

While washing plates we still took pictures, =P....!! heheehehe...!!! see how girls have friendship bond during those lovely kitchen time ^^.. Before everyone depart, girls hugged all the girls and took more and more pictures. There were no tears. ^^
Members of Fenny's cell consists of Fenny as cell leader, Rungano as cell helper, and members like Thomas, Derrel, Dayong, Tim, Wilson, Sara, Anna, Yeefang, Elise and last but not least, me...! Did i miss out anyone..? no ^^ oh and our Zone Supervisor who visits us every fortnight, Lynn Tan.
I thank God for putting all of you in this cell, or rather, putting me in this cell overflowing with wonderful people..!! Your crazy-ness never fail to make me laugh like mad. There were few times that i laughed till my stomach cramp and tears rolled down my cheeks.. Thanks for being willing to share, your sharings gave me encouragements and shows me how great God we all shared ^^. Thanks to Fenny and Rungano, for the wonderful Words given out to us, you guys brought me through the 10 commandments, given me new and deeper perspective and understandings which i couldnt have gained it by myself. I am blessed again and again by all of you..!!! muahhh muahhh muahh...!!
Everything that is good has to come to an end. And here, our wonderful 2nd semester cell group has ended. As i said, no tears during goodbye. We ended it with smiles. Because we know all that was built upon Him, in Him and by Him will last forever. Thanks for being apart of my life.
God bless everyone, and we shall bring forth all these good time as blessings.