Sunday, March 25, 2007

stress/fatigue/fun

Haven't been able to blog since last Saturday as my sis keeps hogging the computer. :( Wish I could get my own notebook, like, now.

This past week I've been feeling kinda stressed, worrying about assignments, society stuff, and my future education plans *sob*, and also feeling really, really tired all the time even though I'm already trying to get lots of sleep. I often get the feeling like an invisible hand is squeezing my heart and lungs and I can't breathe. Ack, I'm so melodramatic.

On the brighter side though, I did have some fun the past week. On Sunday, I went to some Chinese carnival thingy (which I blog in the previous post). Then on Tuesday, my TV-aholic side gets really happy. It's the premiere of Prison Break!!! Wooohoooo!! *g* It's this awesome show about this guy (Michael Scofield) whose brother's in a prison that he himself designed, and is framed for a crime he didn't do. So, he robs a bank and puts himself in the prison so he can get his lil' bro out. So cool. And the actor who plays Michael Scofield is Wentworth Miller, one of the newest faces of Gap. I see ginormous pictures of him whenever I go to Queensbay now. Heh.
He is TEH HOTNESS!! XP And he's like, a genius in Prison Break and in real life too. Aih... why can't more guys be like that in real life? :P

And then on Wednesday, Peng, Josephine and I went to the Traders Hotel to get squashed by people ask some burning questions about UTAR and all that. After getting sprayed by some bad news there, we had to go do something to cheer up... and that's what photo booths in Prangin Mall are for. After scaring passers-by with our initial hysterical laughing, we finally sobered up enough to take some photos (though we still cracked up after every single one of the 16 shots). *shakes head* So here's a sample of what we ended up with...

Yup yup, I had fun all right. *g* But now, it's time for me to feel depressed about assignments again...

i see lanterns

Last Sunday I went to some Chinese carnival thing at Pesta, where they had the... um... Chinese circus thing (dunno what to call it in English =.=) and also a lantern exhibition. This gets its own post 'cos I took many pics there. *g*

The show itself was just OK, I'd seen better ones before, but the lanterns were really cool. Those lanterns weren't the ordinary, pansy-sized ones you carry around while eating moon cakes - they were huge ornamental ones that came in all shapes and materials. There were many, many lanterns there, but here are some of the coolest ones:

Zodiac animals...




A very long dragon (it's mouth moves!)...


Another one made with thousands of CDs...

Yet another one made with porcelain spoons and plates (!)...

A Kuan Yin that spouts water...

... and a couple of big arches.


And besides all these lanterns, there were also people from China selling all sorts of souvenirs and stuff, and guess what... I got my portrait sketched! *heehee*
Heheheheh. My nose and mouth look kinda squashed, and my chin is a bit too long, but other than that it looks pretty much like me. Especially the hair. XD What do y'all think?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

my first tag

Nothing like being tagged by someone to feel officially part of the blogging world... haha. Been tagged by Michelle since, um, 2 weeks ago, so now I'm finally getting around to it. *g*

The rules go: The 1st player of this "game" starts with the topic "6 weird habits/things/hates about yourself" and people who get tagged must write about their 6 weird habits/things/hates as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next 6 people to be tagged and list their names.

And now on to the 6 weird habits/things/hates of frEsh...

I am an ant killer. Whenever I see an ant, I absolutely must kill it. I don't know why. If I see normal, tiny-sized ants, I calmly smush them with my finger. If I see scary, big ass ants, I get very agitated and look for stuff like newspapers or something else that I can use to whack the ants until they are flattened, and very, very dead.

I have a very bad sense of direction. I think most people who are close with me will already know this, hehehe. I've lived in Penang my whole life but can't find my way around Penang to save my life. It's pathetic. And this bad sense of direction isn't only applicable in the real world; there were a few times when I was playing computer games where you have to run around big buildings or forests or something of that sort to find stuff, and I would turn round and round in circles until I got on the right track just out of sheer luck. *shakes head* Yes, I know this is so pathetic, stop laughing now.

I am a TV-aholic. OK, you might think, "What? Don't all people love to watch TV?" But I'm seriously addicted to TV. Almost every prime-time hit show that comes from the US, I watch. The long list of programs that I like includes: Heroes, all CSI's, House, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, American Idol, One Tree Hill, Everybody Loves Raymond, some I can't think of right now and even shows that have stopped airing/haven't aired here, like Friends and Prison Break. Come to think of it, the TV is kinda like my boyfriend - I spend a lot of time with it every day, I feel happy when I'm around it, and I get upset when something/someone (e.g. assignments) comes between me and the TV.

I started wearing glasses when I was 5+. Yup, that's me, the big geek. When I was young I used to get up early in the morning and read. I read storybooks, The Star, kiddie encyclopedias, just about everything, until I became the first freak with glasses in my kindergarten class. If I remember correctly, it would be at least another two years before someone in the same class as me would get glasses (and probably not from reading too).

I have high tolerance level for pain. Every time I get hurt, I don't scream or make any noises at all. When I was about 4, I fell down on some fake train tracks in Pesta, and got a deep cut on my right knee. When I was wiping off the blood with tissue paper, I accidentally stuck my finger into the cut too deep and ended up kinda digging a piece of my flesh out with the skin still hanging on, and I just calmly patted the piece of flesh back into my knee. When I was in Std. 6, I accidentally slammed a car door hard... onto my right thumb. No one knew until about an hour later. When I was in Form 3, I was carving wood when my hand slipped and the carving knife went straight into my middle finger on my left hand, and blood sort of exploded out. My mom was right across the table from me, 2 ft away, and even she didn't know until the next day.

I used to think traffic lights were manually controlled by people. *paiseh* When I was really young, I used to think that where there were traffic lights, there would be people in a building or something nearby, watching the traffic pass by and occasionally press a switch to turn the lights from red to green, and vice versa. So whenever I was in cars and came to traffic lights, I would look around and wonder which building could the traffic light guy be hiding in, and think how bored he was to sit around and control traffic lights all day.

So there you have it - 6 weird things about me. After doing this tag, I've come to the conclusion that I am really weird... and I know you probably think so too. XD And as for the next 6 people to be tagged, I'll pass on that because I don't really have anyone to tag. :P

Sunday, March 11, 2007

scam!

It's been one week since my last semester in college started, and nothing much has happened, still slacking on some society stuff that I'm supposed to do and trying to decide on what to do for my last assignments. Only in mass comm can you get assignments where you have to analyse movies or books. :D Finally I can say I have to watch movies for the sake of research. So I happily run off to buy a copy of Babel to see if we could use that movie, only I unluckily ended up with some doofy half-transparent DVD. Geez. So I'm going to exchange it tomorrow.

But on to the real scam now. You know how nowadays there are many cases where people get SMSes about winning some contests, and the bad guys trick them into giving away their bank account and PIN numbers or transferring their money away? Yeah, my dad got 1 of those today, saying his SIM card won RM 10,000 in some Petronas contest, and asked him to call. Now, because there is really some Petronas thing going on, our first reaction was, "Really?!" But we quickly realised this was a big fat scam. Firstly, what would Petronas be doing with my dad's SIM card? Secondly, the phone number was a dead giveaway. I mean, 006281382920298 doesn't really look like a local no. And besides, I think Petronas would be not so 'cheap' as to ask my dad to call instead of calling him themselves.

So my dad decided to call anyway, just out of curiosity. Apparently there was some guy with a strong Indonesian accent on the other end. He started by asking what banks my dad had accounts with, and after that asked what the account numbers were. So my dad was like, "Tak tau, tak tau," and all that. And then my dad was going to be real straight up with the Indo guy and say that he didn't trust him because that guy was speaking in a heavy Indo accent, probably because he was all the way in freakin' Indonesia, but the guy kept interrupting my dad and yakking on really fast, and finally hung up. Actually now I kinda wish that my dad tried to scam that guy back and give him some fake account and PIN number. *heehee* Let him see what "WTF?!" feels like. So, whoever reads this, watch out for these guys.

And er, I have been 'di-tag-kan' by Mich, but I'm still slacking, so... er... I'll do it in these few days. Please don't whack me Mich. :P

Friday, March 2, 2007

a long break

Bleaaargghh.... holidays are almost over. CNY is almost over too. Which means... I'm gonna have to go study again... :( I want longer holidays!!

The holidays and CNY made me feel real lazy... lazy enough to not blog for more than 2 weeks. *g* CNY was, as usual, nothing really special for me, just a time when my house is suddenly very bright and red...


...and I drink lots of shandy and eat lots of fishballs, prawnballs, chickenballs and whatever else people eat when steamboat-ing. Most of CNY I was just sleeping, watching TV, going online, eating and sitting around. Probably the most interesting thing that happened during New Year is that I got to go to the revolving restaurant at City Bayview for the first time in... uh.... about 10 years. (!) Yah. My aunt and her family came back from JB and wanted to go there after the reunion dinner, so my uncle belanja my family too. XD And there...

...I had my first ever alcoholic cocktail - a Pina Colada! Hahahaha.... Don't laugh at me la. *paiseh*

One weird thing about this CNY is that I noticed the number of mosquitoes and ants in my house suddenly increased. I've too many mosquito bites on me to even know where they're located now. =.= Really annoying. I hope they die horrible deaths or go away real soon.

I'm so bored now. I think I'll just go sleep or something.