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November 10, 2008
September 10, 2008
After reading Wanna's Chinese version of "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield, I came up with one short story of my own-the result of an inspiration from Vida Winter, a famous author in the novel. Vida Winter wrote a series of twisted fairy tales called "13 tales of Change and Desperation" in the book, and somehow after reading it I decided to try writing a story with a similiar theme.
The story's in Chinese though, I'll try to translate it into English over the weekends. To understand the story better, you may need to read a summary of the original version of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid". Comments please, dear readers!
September 4, 2008
September 3, 2008
I wonder whether other students have encountered the same bizarre reason for lack of textbooks as this is what Ms.Julie Cook told us what the person in charge told her when we asked her today why MC Mart is still out of Approaches to Reading texbooks:
She said she's not sure whether this is the truth while our jaws hit the ground in disbelief. I really can't tell whether this means the driver died on the books and damaged it all with his spilled guts or his entire van exploded into a zillion teeny weeny pieces, for these are the only connections a dead driver seems to have with lost textbooks.
The next thing you know will be someone telling us that our College Grammar textbooks are on the same delivery van.
August 24, 2008
In my case though, it's more like Our room with the existence of sweet Wanna, which by the way is still lounging(or hopping?) with kangaroos in Melbourne.
Lets take a peek into our chamber of guilty delights, shall we?
Place: Room 408 of Women's Residence 1
Location: Muak Lek Campus of APIU (or the former Mission College)
Residents: C.H.Ning ( Malaysian Chinese) and Wanna S.C. (Thai Taiwanese)
Ning's corner is a place where food and books live in perfect
harmony, with the exception of various gadgets and widgets like
the all-too-important boiler and other bits and pieces.
Bedsheets were absent at the moment for
they're being packed for the wash.
The forbidden land of Wanna's territory (until she's back).
Says Ning's vampire self which appears in holidays,
"How I rejoice in the existence of the curtain, which shields
my eyes from the horrible sunlight, and the fridge, which holds me
store of bloodbags, when the time comes for me to be a creature of night..."
So here's the place I'll be staying for the next 4 months =)
Wanna mentioned about redecorating the room when she's back. If this chamber ceases to look this way after she's back, with Wanna's permission I'll show you guys how it looks again.
August 21, 2008
Answer: The waiting room of Platform 16.
What was I doing?
Answer: Waiting for MH782 to bring me back to Thailand.
10 minutes after I took this picture the last call came for us to board the plane.
We hired a taxi and reached Victoria Monument at 6 something. On the way Greg told us that this was the 4th time he travelled on the highway. The 1st trip was to pick up Kitty, the 2nd to send her to Bangkok where she'd be staying for the night with her roomate Om, the 3rd trip for us and the 4th trip to send us back to Bangkok. LOL He haven't even get a bite for the whole day, so we let him to go for his meal and to look for his shoes while we went back to college (university?) ourselves.
August 13, 2008
- I'd done certifying my documents for registration!
- The clerks of SJK(C) Yoke Nam have agreed to help me out for my practical work
certification which might come in handy in the next few years.With that it'll be easier
for me to apply for scholarships, especially those offered by universities in The States.
- I managed to have a decent conversation with dear's parents at last!Both of them!
- Baby Hang's baby brother was born safely on 11 August 2008. We've been quite worried about him last week,as the doctors found that his umbilicial cord had somehow winded around his neck. But all's well ends well=)
- Yi Heng's a great help yesterday. He ran back and forth, retrieving all the things I just
happened to leave behind without complaining!Keep this up, bro.
- Dear, thanks for giving me a good time in The Curve yesterday =)
- And dear? Thanks again for making a few extra rounds just to help me out.
- Yow Han handed me the first CD of Aunt's previous talk last night. He promised to
give pass me the other 2 on Saturday. Thanks Pastor! You are a good friend.
- Greg, thanks for looking after my fish and cleaning its tank haha.
- The last goes to Mom and Dad, for being so tolerant and nice with me these 3 months. I love you both!
Btw, here's a very meaningful site of gratitude which I found, which is a community of grateful people.
On the other hand, if you just happen to not feel a mite thankful for anything and everything in your life happens to be all shitty and all sucks for the moment, you belong here
So you see, there is a place for eveything in this world. Have fun clicking around peeps =)
August 11, 2008
Maybe from now on my family will always have an annual steamboat dinner for me whenever I left for Thailand in August. It will definitely be the perfect final touch to my enlarge-thy-waistband-when-you-go-home project.
Anyway here are the pictures I promised:
The main character of all---MR. WOK.
My pretty and capable Mom behind the honourable MR WOK.
Here's my balding-yet-still-very-handome Dad.
The "You take, you take more pictures and I'll KILL you!" Bro.
of the restaurant.
MR WOK full of our food.
The survivors of the food plate which were
still being eaten in the end.
It's the Ho Ho Steamboat Restaurant in Sri Petaling.
Steamboat fanatics, it's definitely a MUST-GO .
(Boy I'm so hopelessly lame at making recommendations TT )
5 things to be thankful for today:
- Xi Bing was so nice; she treated me both lunch and Yogurberry!
- Yogurberry's ice cream was soo nice!
- Chatted with Benson's girlfriend tonight. She's cute =)
- Finished the kids' test papers for Pathfinder's Dog Honour. Results? Not bad ;)
- I almost forgot: Yow Han was nice too; he's our driver. Thanks a lot, Pastor!
You don't get this kind of pastors anywhere.
August 9, 2008
Now before I forget, 5 things to be thankful for last night:
- The opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics was awesome. Glad that I didn't miss it.
- It didn't hurt that much when I went to Grandma's house now..though the pain remains.
- Mom's Asam Lakse is....indescribable. I wish I could cook like that =(
- Baby Hang didn't come over last night, so it's a perfect day of rest for us =)
- Found lotsa nice custom hairstyles for my Sims 2. Told you I'm totally addicted to it XD
- I love having steamboat with my family.
- And of course I'm real thankful for my family!
- My new sport shoes will be perfect for the next cave trip.
- James and Wira really did help me out; I'll have nothing else to worry about my godbro's
stay in MC now.
- MC is no longer Mission College! It's now Asian Pacific International University!
I'm sure we students will get more courses to choose from now; I'm hoping to have
a go at some courses dealing with abnormal psychology XD
August 7, 2008
- I finished translating 1 set of Mrs. Leong's powerpoint slides!
- Mom's sushi was heavenly.
- The trip to market with Mom.
- The ever-so-refreshing rain.
- My hair's getting more and more manageable these days.
IT'S NOT DEAD YET MUAHAHAHA
August 6, 2008
Will be going back to Thailand on August 18 but am trying not to think so much about it now.
Here's my list today:
- Mom's real nice; she didn't mention anything though I can't get the things she need
and didn't help her out this afternoon.
- Bro.'s being obedient today; he completed the exercises I gave him though
he grumbles a little.
- Dad's sweet too; he called back from office just to tell me that my adapter's being sucky.
- Connection's pretty good tonight.
- I've got More chocolate!
By the way,
Happy Birthday Cucumber!
I'm starting to like writing out this list of thanks. Aunt promised that my life will be different after I do this for 2 weeks!
I did Google what she said though, and I found an article in Reader's Digest to support her claim.
This article is entitled 'The New Science of Being Thankful' and here's something interesting on a study carried out by Robert Emmons, PhD, a psychology professor at the University of California and Michael McCullough, another psyc prof of the University of Miami. The two professors took three groups of volunteers and assign all three of them to focus on different areas: things that irritate them, things that leave them feel thankful and also things which are just everyday life stuff. Here's what they found:
Here's another part of the article which lists out the benefits of being grateful:
The results: The people who focused on gratitude were just flat-out happier. They saw their lives in favorable terms. They reported fewer negative physical symptoms such as headaches or colds, and they were active in ways that were good for them. They spent almost an hour and a half more per week exercising than those who focused on hassles. Plain and simple, those who were grateful had a higher quality of life.
Felt better about their lives.
Were more optimistic.
Were more energetic.
Were more enthusiastic.
Were more determined.
Were more interested.
Were more joyful.
Had fewer illnesses.
Got more sleep.
Were more likely to have helped someone else.
You can find the rest of the article here:
Well I don't know about you, but I'm sure that I'm trying this on myself now. So far I really don't see any harm in trying this out, so guys, do consider doing what I'm doing now =)
August 5, 2008
- I've learnt to catch the number 20 bus at Kota Raya from Woon Cheng.
- I've met Mrs. Lim, Miss Yao and Mrs. Liew-all my ex-primary school teachers-at
- Baby Hang is very very manageable today.
- Mom had not yell much at me for being so late last night.
- Dad is so sweet-he bought me a new cellphone tonight.