Sunday, July 27, 2008

Coming To Terms

I am now more to terms with going to the Residential camp tomorrow. I'm actually looking forward to it. Packed my bag and everything is more or less set and ready to go with a few little tweaks to perfect my packing style. Still not up to embarrassing myself in front of people who are younger and fitter than me. However! I have already thought of something to say whenever people laugh. Wanna see it? There:

"Yepz, I'm here really to make you feel better about yourself. Not to play."

Ya, I'm delusional. As if people will laugh and accept that reason. Anyway, just going to tell Cheryl here that her birthday card will arrive late because:

1) It's not made yet
2) I can't send it on time in the first place.

And, heads up, I'm going to test the theory of 'water babies' having 'babies'. First, I put four balls of 'water babies' in. Then I'm just going to leave it and wait for it to have 'babies'. Going to leave it for a week, and if they are not going to multiply, then the theory of 'water babies' having 'babies' is proven wrong. So far, it has done nothing but grow really really big. As it grows bigger, the color stretches over and gets lighter so it may look like there is nothing in it. Another project I have going on now is the cross stitch. So far I have been doing quite well with the back stitch. Here it is now.In no time at all I shall have my bookmark!! Muahaha!

So bye for now and I'll see you on Thursday or Friday. Heads up, Friday is my birthday! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...♪♫

"I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them." - Joan Rivers (American comedian, actress, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Contents of the Parcel

Yesterday, I received a Very Exciting Parcel from my mom. Here are just some pictures of the things there. One of the things which I immediately dived into was the 'water babies' which Li Hao bought for me. They are supposed to 'mate' and then 'get pregnant' and 'have babies' so far all mine did was grow.

And grow..

And grow.

This is what it looked like before I added water yesterday.With water.And an hour or so later it'll be grown to the full size. This is it today. I dare not add any more water because it keep growing.Then here is the long-awaited microphone/speaker. I have yet to learn how to use it yet but I'm sure I'll enjoy it whenever I do.Then my favourite cough syrup! Pi Pa Gao.Stacks of Reader's Digest from 2005 and 2006. ^_^Chinese storybooks.Books that I wanted, it's by Low Kay Hua, he writes really touching novels.Calendar thing that came with the books.Hair cream.Mobile phone decoration.And this I must place great emphasis on, because this is the best they have made it. Birthday cards from my sisters! Sorry for looking at them before my birthday, but they were just there!Looking at those just kinda makes me miss home. I was pretty up and down a few hours after I opened everything. Like "Wow! Presents!" and "Awww..I miss home." I'm fine now though, there's no place like home and I will get back sooner or later. Special thanks to Mommy who sent it to me, I know you're reading this! HI!! *waves frantically*

Ahem. *composes self* Now on to other things. Today I found out that I am going to have to go to Residential camp on Monday. I went last year as well, but it wasn't exactly packed full of great memories and all. Though I must admit I did enjoy it. It's just one of those things where I would sigh and sigh while going there and then maybe absolutely hate it while I'm there but get really high whenever it's over and can proudly say "I did that!"

Truth is, I am looking forward to it in the way that I could talk to all the girls and everything again, but I'm not exactly looking forward to making a fool of myself by exhibiting my non-fitness. Dragging my lily-white, unfit ass up the climbing wall is not exactly a pretty sight, and it's sure as hell not fun. Also, not looking forward to meeting my arch-nemesis: my fear of heights. Last year, I had to climb a huge mountain and then walk all the way down again while being able to see all the way down. It tires me even to think about the things I have to do there. Bouldering: climbing up-river in a wet suit and wellies. The water weighs you down and water gets into your wellies making your legs even heavier. That's one of them, just to name a few.

I think I better stop complaining. It just takes a while to bring my mind around it that's all. It's just, I don't want to put on a huge display of my unfitness again this year. And I'm so much less fit than I was last year. That is, if you can call last year 'fit'. Sooo not looking forward to it. Well, let's look at it this way. No matter how much humiliation I suffer, I wouldn't die, right? I'll just go through a traumatic period of time huddled up in a corner rocking back and forth murmuring curses at everyone who ever made me feel shame.

That just makes it so much better. Even so, I could look at it in a happy way or a sad way. It's my call. Let's just hope I remember that whenever I'm dragging myself up a wall or upriver all the while cursing every single crisp I ever ate in my life.

"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process." -Sai Baba (South Indian guru, religious leader, orator and described by his followers - not uncontroversially - as a Godman and a miracle worker)

Friday, July 25, 2008


Tagged by Zhi Yu after I published my previous post. So two posts again for today. Here goes.

1. The person who last tag you is:

Zhi Yu!
2. Your relationship with him/her is:
3. Your five impression of him/her:
Bubbly, happy, stressed out, funny, enthusiastic
4. The most memorable thing he/she had done for you:
Lending me her phone whenever I was in 'trouble' in band.
5. The most memorable thing he/she had said to you:
"In Australia fat people walk around the streets with mini skirts and sleeveless tops"
6.If he/she become your lover, you will:
Not happening.
7. If he/she become your lover, thing he/she has to improve on will be:
Like I said, not happening.
8. If he/she become your enemy, you will:
Probably wouldn't happen. :)
9. If he/she become your enemy, the reason will be:
I dunno..because she doesn't talk to me? (hint hint lol)
10. The most desired thing you want to do for him/her now is:
For her O levels to be done and over with so she can finally relaaax.
11. Your overall impression of him/her is:
Cute! ^__^
12. How you think people around you will feel about you?
Me? I sure hope they think I'm fun..
13. The characters you love of yourself are:
Relatively relaxed, creative (yea right), and loves food.
14. On the contrary, the characters you hate yourself are:
No self confidence.
15. The most ideal person you want to be is:
Great self confidence, gives good advice, funny, caring, sensitive.
16. For people that care and like you, say something to them:
You rock my world! *loves*
17. Pass this quiz to 10 persons that you wished to know how they feel about you:
1. Ryan

2. Seow Peng

3. Zoe

7. Hui Zhi

9. Ming Ching

Jin Jun

18.Who is no.6 having relationship with?
Her boyfriend Hami.
19. Is no.9 a male or female?
20. If no.7 and 10 are together, will it be a good thing?
Eh..maybe, because No. 10 is a really nice guy and N0. 7 is really nice too.
22. What is no.2 studying about?
Leisure and resort management I think. Or something along those lines.
23. When was the last time you had a chat with no.3?
Looong time ago.
24. What kind of music band does no.8 like?
She's not fussy, and likes anything that makes her feel good.
25. Does no.1 have any siblings?
One older brother and one older sister.
26. Will you woo no.3?
I don't dig girls. Nuff said.
27. How about no.7?
Muahaha. Hui Zhi is cute and pretty but no. She's just a great friend.
28. Is no.4 single?
Nopez nopez, she's married with a baby named Oliver. :)
29. What is the surname of no.5?
30. What 's the hobby of no.4?
She currently hasn't got time for much but she like photography as well as cooking.
31. Does no.5 and 9 get along well?
Haha, they are complete strangers in different continents.
32. Where is no.2 studying at?
Ngee Ann Poly I think..
33. Talk something casually about no.1:
No. 1 likes girls! :P
34. Have you tried developing feelings for no.8?
Nopez nopez. She's a good friend.
35. Where does no.9 live at?
36. What colour does no.4 like?
37. Are no.5 and 1 best friend?
Not exactly, though they know one another.
38. Does no.1 have any pets?
A Scottie dog named Geordie and a rabbit.
39. Is no.7 the sexiest person in the world?
Haha! To make her happy, yes!
40. What is no. 10 doing now?

Either studying or listening to orchestra music or playing music.

"Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day." -Dalai Lama (the Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people)


Yesterday was great. Other than the original hiccup where I overslept and near missed the bus which didn't come, and Ryan oversleeping too, it was a good day.

Because we both didn't have breakfast from running to Downpatrick, 1st thing we did was go to Subway! I had Sub of the Day, which is great. It's such great value for people like me who eat practically anything. Different kinds of meat each day, with lots and lots of veges and salad stuff on it.

This is my Subway. Are any of you drooling?Then even though we went to Downpatrick with great ideas about going to the gym, I eventually felt too lazy to go. And so, we ended up sitting about that little hill. Took pictures. None of me though, 'cos I'm the one with the camera! Muahaha! (captions are below the photo)

"Hmph! I'm not talking!""Then I ducked my head like this.."
"We-ell..At least I get my photo taken..""SMILE!"

My parcel from Singapore came today!!! SO happy, but not the bank statements yet. Haven't had the chance to take photos, so I'll tell you briefly what's in it. Stacks of Reader's Digest, books that I wanted, candy, hands free microphone for chatting over the internet, Pi Pa Gao (cough syrup), pajamas, water babies, birthday cards, toothpaste, hair cream. Along with other bits and pieces. There is also a CD with photos in it. Yay!

Just finished looking at the photos. I kinda miss home now..

That's ok. I'll go home sooner or later.

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action." - Mother Teresa (an Albanian-born Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. She spent over 40 years ministering to the sick, the poor, the orphaned, and the dying. All the while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Music Meme

I was tagged by Emma to do this!

The rules of the meme are:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your spring (or whatever season). Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

1) Amber Pacific- Gone So Young

2) Amber Pacific- Poetically Pathetic

3) Mika- Happy Ending

4) Eleventyseven- Myspace

5) Shakira- Hips Don't Lie

6) Michael Jackson- Beat It

7) FIR- 1234567

I'm going to tag Ryan, Seow Peng, Zhi Yu, Hui Zhi, Jodeline, Parky, Jin Jun

Psst! Parky's got blue hair! And scroll down for more details on today.

"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language." -Herbie Hancock (an Academy award and Grammy award-winning American jazz pianist and composer. He embraces elements of rock and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz)

A Little Birdie Told Me

Today started off relatively normal, I was just hanging around, doing this and that. And wondering in the garden hanging up clothes as well as looking for the cherries. Suddenly, there was this awful lot of squawking and Sonny came running towards me with a wee bird in his mouth!

I was so shocked I don't really know what to do. So I ran at him and shouted "DROP IT!" Being the giant poof he really is, Sonny dropped it and ran away. So that is why he didn't come for lunch. He was busy hunting! HMPH! Anyway, the poor bird was lying there on it's side breathing rather heavily and I was just waiting for it to fly away until I realized that it was just a chick (AWWWW!) and that it couldn't fly even if it wanted to. I must admit I was so afraid of touching it at first I really gingerly poked it.

And jumped out of my skin when it squawked. So, I did what any squeamish girl would do. I used the poop scoop shovel to pick it up. And put it in a little corner while I finish hanging up the clothes. Then went up to it and realized it was probably hungry. You know the way you see in documentaries, when the baby chicks want to be fed and they will point their beaks up and squeak whenever their parents fly over?

Well as it turns out, it is not only when their parents come. It's whenever anything at all comes directly over it's head into it's view. All I did was to lift up my hand to try to lift it and it opened it's mouth and squealed. At that point in time, I really didn't want to looked around in the bushes for any creepy crawlies to feed it. So I fed it the next best thing that is in the garden. Cherries. It went down pretty well. And I realized that chicks can run really fast too.

Had a hard time picking it up, and then whenever I did, I went in with it perched on my finger and put it into a paint tray. Fed it more cherries and a teeny bit of grape, and then gave it some water till it wouldn't open it's mouth anymore. Then I called Auntie H and she said to put it into a box with cloth and newspaper. That I did. After running around the utility room for about 5 minutes after the chick. It was pretty quiet by then. And I stroked it to sleep.

Then did I start on my lunch. Here is my lunch!And here is the chick.To cut the long story short, we called the Wildlife Sanctuary in Newcastle and the woman came down to pick the bird up. Then we learned that it was a blackbird. And that the Wildlife Sanctuary is closing this year due to lack of funding and help. The woman just can't take it anymore. She is paying for the wildlife out of her own pocket, and once she had to take four, FOUR cleaning jobs on top of her own job and looking after the animals just to be able to afford to nurse them.

It was a sad story. Anyway, pretty sad to lose the little fellow. I was starting to have images in my head about a little bird following my around wherever I go and perching on my shoulder. But it has to be returned to the wild and that is that. It's parents have long stopped calling for their lost child, but the woman thinks they'll come back again. Poor things.

Interesting day all in all and I'm so proud of myself for finally picking it up. The cats would have got it if I left it running among the lavender around the apple tree. No darling, lavender smell nice but they don't protect you.

"My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife." -Steve Irwin (nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an iconic Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. I still miss watching him on TV)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Today was quite a good day. Had the toilet ceiling painted to clear the mildew off. Then after that went to Nanny's where I had Lilly (the Yorkshire pup) sit on my knee. She quite contentedly sits there for ages and ages. Really cute! ^_^

Then came back and realized that the neighbor's cherry tree is dropping it's cherries again. Yay! Cherries for everyone! Picked quite a good lot, more than last year. Cherry season is in. Hooray!

And! I finished the cross stitch on my bookmark! Now all I have to do is put in the back stitches for the finish. And then iron the backing on and everything. This is what it looks like now:
"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom." - Hannah Arendt (a German-Jewist political theorist)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I was browsing through everyone's blogs among my links as I do everyday. And I spotted something really cute! It's the mini ipod!
I have noticed it before, just haven't really looked closely as I'm normally more interested in the posts. But WOW! Is it cute or what? I created one. Maybe not as nice, and not as orange as I would have liked it to be but still, I've got a mini ipod! Do let me know if the songs don't work. They did say to check the songs before adding it on. But I couldn't 'cos my sound system is down.

Last Wednesday, on the last day of Non-adult Environment, Aunt and Uncle came back and she got me a cross stitch kit for a bookmark. ^__^ I started on Saturday and got the border done. Haven't done the backstitch yet because you leave it for the last.

Here is how much I've doneThis is what I should have at the end of it.I also found a clock thing, which I thought of putting down but decided not to just in case the viewers' computer/laptop crashes. Let me know if your laptop/computer runs really slow or crashes with the mini ipod there.

Here is the clock. Cute?Here's to my new and improved cute blog!

"Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got." - Josh Billings (Perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United Stated in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain)

Monday, July 21, 2008


Hey! I did some IQ test somewhere and I got a score of 125.

I scored 83% for Spatial Reasoning. Spatial reasoning is the ability to interpret and make drawings, form mental images, and visualize movement or change in those images.

92% for Word Analysis which is
the identification and/or decoding or a word the reader does not immediately recognize.

73% for Quantitative Skills
include solving symbolic proofs (either logical or mathematical), statistical or graphical analysis of numerical data, problem solving using mathematical methods, and implementation of computer algorithms.

75% for Fill In The Blank. I couldn't find the definitions for it. But it kinda speaks for itself.

Average levels for IQ is 100 but then again while researching on that, IQ levels are not necessarily used to see how clever someone is. I'm still happy to be above average though.Do scroll down for more posts. I've posted three times today. Three! One for each different thing. I don't like squishing it all up into a big long post.

"If my films make one more person miserable, I'll feel I have done my job." -Woody Allen (An American film director, writer, actor, comedian, playwright, and jazz musician)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sarah's Sleepover

Wednesday was the last day of Non-adult Environment. Then on Thursday I went to a sleepover at Sarah's house. At first we were just hanging around, then took quite a few pictures and we started watching movies. Here are the pictures that we took.Then we watched..Penelope!It was a really really good film and I absolutely loved it. All filled with colors and I love the clothes that Penelope was wearing in that film. This film is about a girl who was born with the face of a pig due to a curse in her family line. She then starts on the journey of self-acceptance and meets a man who doesn't care about her face, but her personality. Shan't spoil the story for you. Let's just say it's got a feel-good vibe around it.

After that, Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of fleet street.This one has got a depressing vibe to it. In this film, you are torn between the good and evil. To me anyway, there is no clean cut of right or wrong and you feel sorry for all parties in the end. After watching this you just feel so sorry for everyone in the film. Music isn't too great. And most of them sound out of place anyway, but that is to create a sense of unease throughout the movie. Lots of gory bits in it. As well as tension and suspense. It's an overkill if you as me. Those who hate violence and watching tortured souls in action, don't watch it.

Then it's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.Not too bad, waay too dark for me. Still, if you abandon the books written by JK Rowling, it's a pretty good movie. I can't say much about this movie because I didn't really watch it. Was listening to Claire and Sarah picking out the wrongs in the movie which is not according to the book half the time.

Last, Mansfield Park based on a book written by Jane Austen, easily one of the greatest women authors around.This movie is amazingly good. The main actress is so pretty and the feeling of not being equal with the people she lives with jumps across the telly to me. Lots of color again, great story line,
I love the way Fanny Price sticks up for herself whenever she is put down in front of people. And the little twists and turns the movie makes a little at the end of the movie. It's a little risque, but not as much as Sex In The City, that was terrible.

Finished watching the movies, went upstairs to gossip and chat about everyone and everything. I fell asleep at 3.40+am or something. And Claire and Sarah talked a little bit more till 4.20+am. Woke up, rushed through our breakfast and Claire's mom took me to Saintfield where I got a lift down to Ryan's. I had lots of fun. It was a fun-filled two days. :)

Went to Ryan's friend's house for the night. His name is Simon and he already has a family and all. We were there 'cos there was no one in Ryan's house. Anyway, watched Step-up 2 The Streets.Was really good, the dance moves are amazing. I don't know the storyline well because I didn't get to watch it probably. But aesthetically appealing, yes! Halfway through Simon's son Jacob fell and hit his head on the corner of the fireplace. He now has a little hole above his right eye. Hopefully it's healing. Jacob's only 4-5years old, and he doesn't seem too bothered by it.

Now on to yesterday. Yesterday, I uploaded a statistics counter onto my blog to keep a track on how many people view my blog a day. The last time I checked, only 8 people have gone it. Not too bad if you ask me. Haha.

"I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -Woody Allen (An American film director, writer, actor, comedian, playwright, and jazz musician)