Saturday, November 19, 2011

Random Part 2..

Realised my writing has been sporadic and with not much content.

Today I'm gonna write about bring away from home (Although I've been away from home for 3 years, but nobody bothered).

When I came, I was excited..felt that it's great to be in the UK. I like the place, the people, the school and even the gloomy but always cool weather.

And then, I met my flatmates, which turned out to be really nice people. Friendly and

responsible..Small chit chats to pass time and occasional flatmate dinners for get together and socialising among ourselves. It's a wonder how a house of American, Chinese and Malaysia can get along so well.

Going to classes are sometimes a bore, but interesting at the same time. They give a different feel to what I experienced back in UMS. Students are more interactive (except me) but still as last minute as ever. Guess students are all the same all over the world.

Partying? No..I've not been to any parties...Strange but true. Someone told me: But you are in the country with the highest density of pubs! Maybe I have not found a clique that will do those things with me.

Inside, I feel a little tad cut off from the world. I don't have much friends which can be a little lonely at times but I don't look at it as a bad thing. I enjoy being alone.. or rather I've gotten used to being alone.. just like how I went through my undergraduate life. Apart from that, life's been treating me good here I guess.

Tonight, we had another flatmate dinner, a Thanksgiving dinner and it made me reflect on what I have and I felt thankful for them.
Picture of the church opposite of my house on a rainy autumn day...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


Since I have not blogged for some time, I think it's time for an update.

Life in Sheffield so far has been plain Jane plain. I go to class, cook, do some work and sleep and the whole cycle restarts the next day... True, I in the highest pub density country in Europe and yada yada but I haven't got the right friends to spend some fun time with. Everyone's always locked behind their room doors or either not a social butterfly. I am not a social butterfly too but sometimes, I need to have fun too. This is the only downside to my university life here.

In my 6th week now, and I am liking my life here although there are things that I do miss back home. Realised that no man is an island. Even more when I went to visit my aunt over the weekend. The town was small with nothing fun but I totally enjoyed my 24hour stay there because of the company. Miss the foods at home as I have to make dinner for myself here and sometimes just doesn't taste right just not as delicious as what I get at home.

Weather's turning cold here. Gets colder by the day but I'm liking it. I can walk and walk and walk but need not sweat and pant. And I enjoy the autumn breeze and colors of the trees. Overall, I'm taking a liking to UK :) *hoping to befriend some fun people soon*

Friday, September 30, 2011

A new beginning....

Finally the long wait and uncertainty is over. I am once again back on the studying path, but this time in a totally different setting. I'm currently writing this from my flat in Sheffield on my 3rd day here. Sometimes I wonder why I subject myself to studying all over again (I can't get a job; hence studying is better than being unemployed)

So far, adapting to life here has been good. There's not much adaptation needed; I speak as much mandarin as I did in my previous university...just as the Chinese said: China Chinese are everywhere.

The weather and the people are nice. The only thing that I still have not let go is always converting the amount of money I spend back to RM. But hey, this is only natural as I am paying everything at 5x more expensive than the price tag. In actual fact, if you don't convert the money, things are considerately cheap here. Maybe I should get a part-time job to sustain myself.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Just because I enjoyed it

Last night, I went to a David Archuleta concert. So, I decided to blog about it because I enjoyed it so much and he gave an awesome show.

For the first time at a concert, I wasn't busy clicking away on the camera. I was just relaxing and enjoying the show. The experience gave me a totally different feel to enjoying a concert. Maybe in the future, I will not bring a camera to a concert to fully enjoy the show.

Anyways, back to David...He really indeed is an American Idol. All he did was sing..His voice was powerful, not once did his vocals failed the crowd. And the more the crowd reacted to him, the more powerful he became on stage. He improvised as he went along, running up and down the notes and interacting with the concert goers. Everyone was so excited and all jumpy.

I may not know the words to every single song, but David really got me starstruck by his vocal. No costume changes, no back-up dancers...just pure 1.5 hours of good singing. Leaving the concert, I have a totally different perspective of David Archuleta now.

His fans were great...They go from as young as 5 year olds to 50 year olds....and surpisingly (maybe not), adults were partying harder than their younger peers. However, speaking of aggressiveness, the younger crowd wins hands down. There's this instance, when the concert ended, the band (apparently the band is very popular with the fans as well) interacted with the crowd while packing up their gears, they were throwing their drumsticks and score sheets to the remaining fans and all these young girls were fighting with their life to get those souvenirs...And their screams...totally deafening I tell you (think I'm getting old to get into fangirl mode).

If you ask me: will u attend another David Archuleta concert in the future..My answer's a definite Yes!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This and That

I just realized that my previous posts were words. So today I've decided to put up pictures instead of more ramblings.

I took this in Sekinchan ( more like grabbed from facebook). This was my first time in a paddy field. I love how the picture turned out. The color of the sky and the green paddy fields.
This was on top of some KL hill in Ampang. The place has quite an awesome night view of KL city.
Finally, the long awaited wedding. The wedding was wonderful to say the least. Good food, good music and best of all good company.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Half a year over

In the blink of an eye, half of 2011 is over and done with. Time flies like nobody's business. And so many things happened! The goods and the bads but I truly hope that the second half of 2011 brings much more excitements and goods rather than bads.

Things are still looking hazy for me and it is hard to be enjoying the present but I am trying my best.

And as for my internship, there's still 3 more weeks to go. Like I said, time flies. It seems like I just came to Kuala Lumpur last week to start my internship. Lo and behold, I'm in my 7th week already.

p.s. just a random blog from my office on a boring wednesday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Someone's getting MARRIED!

The first among my good friends to get married. And since it's a first, everyone's s-u-p-e-r hyped up about it. We had a bacherlorette party for her last weekend. But's she's a goody-2-shoes so there weren't much wild stuff that we managed to do. But it was fun. The club that we went to was practically empty but as the saying goes, it's not the club but the crowd that you are with. We had a good and crazy time among ourselves injected with hilarious moments in between. Some unexpected things happened but it was all in good fun.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY HEADGIRL. Muaks! Can't wait to attend your wedding ;)

OMG It's Week 5 already?

This week has entered my fifth week in Kuala Lumpur. And I've practically spent it doing nothing much. Just going to the office and staying at home, not much exploring done. It's so untypical of me but I guess I just want to enjoy the laid back time that I am getting here. Some peace and quiet which I don't usually get elsewhere.

Just a random candid shot that my gfs took of me and I like it :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bye Bye For Good

3 years in Sabah has finally came to an end. I will definitely miss those days of fooling around, studying, rushing assignments and also sitting for exams (yea, call me crazy).

Before I left, I went to have some fun with my friends (Duh!). Enjoyed it the way we did when we first arrived in Sabah.

Looks familiar? This was exactly the same spot we took picture when we were in our first year.
These are the same people that I have been hanging out with since first year.
Some of my coursemates that I often hang with and team up for assignments. This is also one of my favourite lecturers, an eccentric person.

However, all things have an end to them (or else there would be no beginning right?)

Everything that I've saw, learnt and got to know will be cherished in my brain.

The Next Phase of Life

Location: Office

and what am I doing in the office?? Blogging...after a long time..

Currently I am standing at the crossroads of my life. I finished my undergraduate studies. Doing my internship right now; with another 7 weeks to go. Now the tricky part is deciding the path which I will thread from here. Everything in front of me is covered by a veil of mist. I know the paths are in front of me, but I fear for I cannot see clearly behind that veil. The typical 'what if' questions bog my mind daily (I tend to analyse things).

I've tried my best.Put my best effort to walk the path that I want to. But until the mist clears, I guess I'll just be standing at the junction for some time to come. But where ever I go, I try to make the best out of everything. The cup is always half full; I believe so.

What ever will be will be :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Finally, I'm home

As the title reads, I'm finally home for good. I finally finished my three years in uni! I'm about to graduate. I'm bound somewhere which is yet to be known.

I'm currently enjoying the last few perks of being a student. Lazing at home. Sleeping time away and go on a feeding frenzy.

My future path is still in a daze. There's no clear picture what's awaiting me. This leaves me a lil scared of the unexpected.

But I just received some good news..and I'm SO EXCITED!

The best is yet to come. I hope this phrase is what is coming for me in the future.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Final Final Exams

Currently, I'm in the midst of my final exams in my final year for my undergraduate studies. A lil excited and a lil scared. I'm all excited to graduate and finally be done with my bachelor studies but at the same time I'm a lil scared of what's to come. There's just so many uncertainties. Where am I heading after this? What do I really want to achieve from here onwards since studying and graduating are in my grasps.

Everything is mystery. However, like I previously blogged...the only thing and the right thing to do at the moment is to enjoy the moment and be in the moment. There's no point in thinking too far ahead although planning ahead is good.

With 2 more weeks left in Sabah, the land below the's becoming bittersweet for me. Let's just take in as much as I can before I leave. Come to think of it, it just seemed like it was only yesterday when I blogged about coming to Sabah to start my bachelor studies. Time just zoomed by me I guess. A blink of the eye later, 3 years (almost) had gone by, many things changed, I matured (sort of, I think) and I'm leaving soon.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Reality Check

April's here. I've gone through a quarter of 2011. My uni life ends in 2 weeks. Exams in a month. 5 pending assignments. Life's just treating me 'great' at the moment. Lack of sleep, lack of rest and lack of appetite. I'm so caught up with work that I don't have time for myself to stop and think. My routine: Wake up > Go to class > Lunch > Stare at laptop (min. 10hours/day) > Sleep and the cycle repeats.

But, I digress. I want to be happy in my last 2 weeks of uni. I want to enjoy it to the max. My three years of undergraduate study is going to be up real soon. So, no matter how hard it is, I want to enjoy every single moment to the last of it.

Before this chapter closes, I hope to make the best out of it. Reality...touche!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Life and Death

The line between life and death is really thin, maybe to the extremity of being invisible. In the wake of the earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, humans are once again being reminded that life is fragile and not many people appreciate their lives. Living a materialistic life, chasing after money, power, luxury; people go astray from the true things that satisfy their lives.

What comfort can your X-box, Wii and Nintendo give you? What can money buy you when everything else is lost? What can power do for you when there is no place to exert it? And yet we, humans chase these as if our lives depended solely on them.

We forget the simple things in life that satisfy us the most. A simple hug, a smile, a wink, making small talks..these little little things in life are the things that lifts us up when we're down. We fork out money to obtain things that do nothing for us. And we abandon things that are given away freely. And we complain about unsatisfactory lives, missing pieces to complete our lives.

While reflecting back on my life, if I was to be swept away by a tsunami right here right now, I don't think I have any major regrets in life. I've a lead a good life. I've traveled to many places. I am surrounded by people that loves me (no matter the distance between us). I guess I can say that I'm one lucky girl.

Have you lead a good life?

I feel like a big bear hug right now, but there's no place to get one.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Of Three Years (Almost)

Last week, I had my course night dinner. And it is finally dawning on me, I'm leaving this place is another 2 months. YAY! (with a bit of bitterness). Not that it has been a torture here. In fact, it had been filled with good memories. I will miss this place. But most of all, I will miss the people I have been hanging around with for the past 3 years. You see, since I am sort of a recluse here, I have a very (very very) small social circle.

When I leave, I'll be a grown up (which I totally dread). I'm aimless with no clear direction of where I should head to.

Reality is cruel.

But at the mean time let's enjoy life (in hell) from now till the end of my studying days here in UMS. I took life for granted for half the semester drunken in sweetness of doing nothing, achieving nothing. Now, the deadlines are haunting me like zombies.

So here's to 6 weeks of torment. Cheers! (Life is only miserable if you allow it to manifest)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Decade of Friendship and Counting

A long overdued photoshoot, finally it happened. The best part was it finally happened at the right time - 10th year of knowing each other. What more could we have ask for? I guess the saying 'the time will come' is true in a sense.

We hired our own photographer; Danial Yap to do the shoot according to the themes we set : At our school, at the beach and in pajamas. It took longer than expected; 5 hours plus instead of 4 hours but every single minute was fun and I believe that it is another deeply etched memory in our hearts. The pictures came out prettily as well.
To my kiddies, I heart you guys. Let's stay this way forever.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

For many singles, today is the most dreaded day of the year. A reminder that they are still single, lonely etc etc.

For me, this isn't the case. I don't see the big deal that people make out of this day...Ok..You might want to call me sourgrapes and all because I am single but I'm not. But many people around me are making it seem like being single on valentine's day is depressing and are behaving that way.

For me, I'm proud to be single and happy with the way things are right now. Everyday is valentine for me. As long as I'm doing things that I love, be with people that I care about..everyday is valentine for me. Why should you only show love and appreciation for people that you care about on this very particular day only? It's all so commercialised and full of gimmicks. I would prefer non-mainstream valentine celebration anytime. Things done with earnest sincerity is more valuable than any gifts that can be bought off shelves. Things like cooking a meal, catching a movie at home or even playing monopoly deal would be nice for me. The most important thing isn't the amount of money spent on posh restaurants, flower bouquets and chocolates; but the time spent together. That's why I say everyday can be my valentine's day if spent with the people that I care about.

Anyways, all is just my personal opinion =) HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fan Talk

Ok, although I am uncertain about how authentic LeeHom's twitter account is but I got 2 replies from him when I replied his tweet!!! Yes, not 1 but 2 replies. This must have been the best thing that happened to me in January. January in Uni was a drag..I was just counting down the days till I come back home again for chinese new year. And here I am blogging from home =))

Just to show off..Here's proof of his replies
This is the first reply to my tweet
This is his second reply

Thursday, January 20, 2011


First of all, why the question why? Lately, I've been thinking about this a lot. Firstly, my roommate got hitched. Yay congrats etc etc but why must they think that I'm little miss lonely and they are responsible to find me a partner ASAP. I know they mean good but sometimes it's a tad too overwhelming. I mean come on.. I get along fine on my own. I'm not angry but sometimes it gets a lil frustrating. I don't do self pity because to me, being single is great. I do have times that I adore people in love and wish that I could be in their shoes but that's all there is to it. Fullstop. No more and no less.

Secondly, why do people keep on asking if I'm dating. Ok...this is totally related to the first question but you get the idea right. People keep asking the same question over and over and over.

Ok. Feeling slightly better after ranting. This is just a random feeling.

Sunday, January 09, 2011


Finally I am sitting down to blog about South Korea. YES! Finally I went to Korea after thinking about it for the past 2 years. Went there with my uni mates/room mates and crazy Ah Ping. My travel mates couldn't make it this time :(

Took Air Asia to South Korea amid fears of a cold war between the North and South. Despite all the fears globally, the South Koreans don't show any signs of worry. Instead, everyone was in Christmas and New Year mood with lots of shopping and festivities.

We arrived on 21st December at about 9pm. By the time we fumbled our way to the
hostel it was about 11.30pm. Nothing much to blog about there.

The next day after Ah Ping arrived, we went MyeongDong for some 10 hour shopping. Yes..10 long hours but we only came back with lots of make up Etude House, Innisfr
ee, Nature Republic, Missha.

If you aren't familiar with Korea, get one thing straight. They are very singer idol obsessed. Hence, everything and I do mean relatively everything is advertised by some idols..Make up products, ski resorts, the subway etc etc.

And I got my first free hug in Korea too! From a German guy and girl in Korea. Talking about going global.

THE Unexpected

What do happens when the unexpected happens? Usually, I just sit and stare and this line keeps repeating in my mind...'Why?? How did it turn out that way?'..

Have you encountered anything unexpected? I bet at some point in your life, something unexpected turned up. I'm not just talking in a negative pretext here...positive unexpected(s) happen as well...

Of late, I got the news that some one I know of passed away in a car crash. I'm not sure of the exact reasons he crashed but the main point is he's only 24. There's a lot more of life that he hasn't seen or tasted.

It always has to be something drastic to make us realise that life isn't forever and life is full of the unexpecteds...Of course good things make life feel greater and enjoyable. Humans are ignorant..and they always ignore the negative things..when something tragic happens, we stop short in our steps and feel shocked because we only acknowledge the good stuff, never the bad.

The news made me realise 2 things which I already know but often forget.
1. Life isn't forever and full of unexpected stuff.
2. Don't take things for granted. Cherish every moment. It counts be it the bad or the good because that is the package that life comes with. It is how you lived that is important. Not making a picture perfect life.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Year's Resolution

Although 6 days have rolled by in 2011, I don't think it is too late to make a new year's resolution....I try to keep it simple so that it doesn't become impossible to keep to my resolution.

So this year, it's going to be different as I (hope) I will be graduating and transition into the working world.

Resolution 1: Graduate!
Resolution 2: Lose some weight? (been at this for many many years but I don't think I've been successful)
Resolution 3: Do what ever that makes me happy! Life's short and I'm not getting any younger. I still have a lot to achieve..

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Remembering 2010

I suddenly feel that sitting down and doing a recap of how I spent my year is a good thing. Makes me realise how much I've achieved (or not) to make me feel thankful for my year and promise to make the next year a better one. Looking back...2010 has been a really really great year for me. I love it so much that I'm a little sad that it's over now...

On new year's day of 2010, I made a resolution to embrace 2010 with anticipation and I did it alright!

February was some kind of reunion for family and friends and lovers (although I'm not included in this category) over chinese new year and valentine's day. It has dawned on me that I can't seem to spend enough time with my family and friends. There's always endless chats about nothing and time seems to tick by too quickly.

All through March I was toiling away at assignments and midterms..not much highlight there.

Come April, my friends gave a surprise birthday just a day before exams...Heck..I was 22 before I knew great pressies for my birthday as well

May and June were great! I got a finally after procrastinating about it for the entire first half of 2010. And I went to Langkawi with friends, China to meet friends and Singapore with family. 2 months of full travel and sightseeing and enjoying with family and friends.

July..I started my final year in UMS. Yes, my final year and I can't believe it. Life was much more hectic than the previous semesters with assignments, labs and fieldtrips and FYP. I got kicked out of the hostel as well. But now, looking back, I think it was good that I got kicked out. I have more freedom, made more friends and learned how to cook.

August...did something crazy at the club which was fun!

September...I finally conquered Mount Kinabalu and went home for raya break where I got to meet up with lots of friends which I have not seen in a long time except for Sue. Got drunk for the first time in my life during house party over MidAutumn Festival.

October...continued to toil over reports assignments etc...finally I got to enjoy it on house halloween party and enjoyed halloween night in the club with friends and cousin all the way from Penang. Was a crazily fun night..

November...Exams and saying farewell to a friend...There's always an end to all things and the end also signifies a new beginning.

December..Worked part time after not working for almost 2 years. Went down to Batu Pahat for the first time due to work. 8 days of cold cold fun in Korea..with snows and clubs and shopping! Spending time with family and cousins from UK and Australia and hanging out with friends..

Before you know it, 2010 is over and all the 365 days of it can be summarised into a short blog. Whaddaya know right?

PS After writing this blog, I realised that I shall miss 2010 very much. All the first times doing crazy stuffs and travelling and etc etc...

So dear 2010, I shall keep u embedded in my heart for always =)

New Year has come and gone

Speak of the devil and 2010 is gone and 2011 is here. I haven't found the time to blog on the eve of new year as I always do. But I'm now back to catch up on it.

Anyways, it's just the fifth day of 2011 and I'm down with flu, cough, sore throat and fever. What a good beginning to 2011 for me.

The past one month of semester seemed like a dream for me. And in total, I think I only spent like 10days at home out of the 30 days break. It's even more hectic than when I was studying in uni. Time really flew by. I was looking forward to my much awaited Korea trip and now it's over and I'm back in Sabah. I shall try to find time to blog about my Korea trip soon...before my classes start and assignments start pouring in like crazy since this is my final semester already. YES..I'm graduating really soon and it just seemed like I just step foot into uni not long ago.