Sunday, January 27, 2008

free again

Wheee.... Friday 25th Jan marks the end of my sorrowful exams. No more scattered brains, no more staying up thru the night, no more panic at forgotten lists or formulas... at least for about 3 months anyway. In about a month I gotta worry about my internship pulak.... sigh. At least I've got CNY to look forward to soon.... yay angpows!! XD

So to celebrate this 'freedom', I went shopping for CNY clothes with my housemates today.... and caused some serious damage (from my perspective anyway) to my bank account in the process. Haih.... what I wouldn't give to have a money tree growing in my bedroom..... hmmm..... The worst part is, I still have a serious itch to go shop some more tomorrow. Alone, if no one has the energy to accompany me... don't really mind at all. Yesh.... I'm known for my ability to shop alone for hours unlike most people, and also for being the one guaranteed to come back with lotsa stuff from every single shopping trip. :D Aduhai..... is there rehab or some sort of 12-step program for shopaholics?? Ogawd I still have to get formal wear for my internship.... someone please give me some winning TOTO numbers.... ish....

Nothing much has happened in my boring exam-filled life lately, so... here's some photos from quite a long time ago.... hahaha...

Here's a couple of pics taken after my Media Planning assignment presentation about 3 weeks ago... btw thanks seriously to Shzeli & also Mich for helping me with it, I would have been so totally screwed if not for y'all helping me... ;D


Er... yea, this pic kinda looks like something taken at some kind of mobile phone exhibition where some girls stand around and hold phones.... =.= Our topic was on SE Walkman phones, so naturally we gotta have some er.... product samples. See if you can spot the real phones in the bunch :D



And here's our group again with our big-ass flowchart. Props to Jo Anne & Siew Chia for producing this ginormous flowchart which couldn't even fit into this photo.... hehehe... Dunno what's up with the funky lighting here though, makes the flowchart look even more.... luminous... than it really is...


Hehe.... here I am with Pinkee, feeling very short. (note: I was wearing heels.) Wtf is with my pose.... Cute is so not my colour. =.=


Finally here's me with Chai Teng (aka Teletubby>.<) attempting some sort of mafia boss pose. ehehe... I have short dwarf legs... *random*

Oh... and last but not least, here's a photo taken during Ms Mah's wedding last month...


I really like this photo 'cos everyone looks just nice, and I don't look fugly for a change. And Ms Mah looked so so so pretty in her gown.... and she just had this sorta happy glow about her when she smiled that we'd never seen before... it was the happy glow that people get when they're with the people that they love... sigh... it was almost enough to melt my cynical, stone-cold heart. I almost threw my anti-marriage attitude out the window that day because the ceremony was just so.... erm.... warm and happy(ok I dunno how else to describe it =.=)... but a few hours later I was thankfully back to my old heartless self. :P

*run out of stuff to blog*

Er... that's all for now.... till the next time something vaguely interesting happens....

Sunday, January 13, 2008

dinner at the apartment

Yesh... 9 hours later I'm posting again... this is definitely a new record for teh queen of lazy bloggers. XD

So last night me, Ker Chiat & bf, and Staphy went here for dinner:


The Apartment at KLCC. As can be expected of all things in KLCC, it's kinda posh... The concept for the layout is like, well, an apartment - there's a Living Room, Study Room, Bedroom, Garden and Patio. This is the area where we were sitting, the Study Room:


Yah... the Study Room has all those bookshelves and whatnot, some of which you can't see because I was trying not to look too sampat, taking pics here and there and everywhere... hehehe... And here's the bar in the Living Room area:


Looks nice, eh? hehehe... So now moving on to the most important part (the part that Mich likes the most :P), the FOOD. Among the 4 of us, we had 4 drinks, 2 appetizers, 4 main courses and 2 desserts... here's one of the appetizers, clams...


This came with a plate of bread that you can dip in the 'sauce' and eat... nice ;) The other appetizer was Apartment Salad, which I forgot to take a pic of =.= But whatever la... salads are just a bunch of veggies, they all look the same.... hehe...

Next are the main courses...


Smoked salmon sandwich...


Green curry chicken... (yes, the colour looks kinda bleah, but its REALLY nice ;)


Red roasted mullet spaghetti, or something like that... I think the 'mullet' is supposed to be those few ketuls of fish... this one's OK...


And this one's the nicest of all the main courses - roasted duck pasta! yumyum... and of course, here's the desserts...


Banana crepes, also really nice... and my favourite ever.......


STRAWBERRY PARFAIT!!! OMGOMGOMG!! Yes people.... I go absolutely nuts for anything and everything that has strawberries in it... hehehe... and it is really nice too! XD

And that's about it... er... except for the drinks, which are not that important.... just (really sour) lemonade and passionfruit drinks... oh yeah, the most fun part about this dinner: we paid with this...


AHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I kid you not, we used fake Monopoly-like money which had 'Italiannies' printed on it (which you can't see because of my lousy phone camera =.=) to pay for the whole meal! Why so holiao huh? Well... because as of last night The Apartment wasn't even officially open (it opens tonight, Jan 13th at 6 pm)... Ker Chiat's big bro is the restaurant manager there, and he asked her to bring 3 other people for a dinner, as a sort of training for the newly hired staff there... so we got to eat for free! hehehehe... berbaloi I tell you... if we had to pay, we'd have to pay.... let's estimate and see... RM 10 * 4 for drinks, RM 20 * 2 for appetizers, RM 25 * 4 for main courses and RM 15 * 2 for desserts... that's a total of RM 210, and I probably underestimated a bit. ehehe.

So now that I've got that out of my system.... back to studying.... ergh...

random midnite rant

WARNING: Meaningless rant below

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why does it always have to be like this... this feeling of longing for something you can never ever have, it's becoming all too familiar, breaking me little by little every day... am i doomed to be like this forever? life sucks, for sure, but well-meaning but over-optimistic friends don't make things any easier. "it's just not your time," they say; "sure can one," they say; "you're not that bad," they say; "miracles happen," they say; "you go so well together,' they say; i never believed any of those fluffy marshmallow, happy-happy land crap, and damn right i was to do so. being the fool i am to always fall for people out of my league, i'd better be realistic enough to know that life just doesn't work like the happy-ending shit that goes on in the movies...

why, though... why do i have to have this god-forsaken 'pattern'? he's bad news and i knew(know) it... yet i am just inexplicably always drawn to him... why? i can't help but notice when you're around me, i hang around just to make sure you're ok, i think about you all the time, i make excuses just to be around you or to do stuff for you, and yet i swore i would never ever chase a guy... and i'm always scolded by my friends for this sort of mindset... "what century is it already?!" but i can't... because i know that rejection is the only possible outcome, and i cannot take it... what am i to you? do i even register on your radar when other people are around? you always come to me only when there is no one else left or you need me, and you barely speak to me when there are others around... please tell me i am imagining this, like my over-optimistic friends say so... yet sometimes, once in a blue moon, you act ever so slightly like i am not just an ordinary friend... or maybe, most probably i'm imagining that as well... what kind of luck would that be, right? i always tell them that there is no remote chance, ever, that we would ever be together, like my brain is telling me, but part of my heart wishes that what my friends say is true - that we're compatible and have the so-called chemistry =.= i just wish i had the slightest idea what you're thinking... i would settle for you not being repelled by what they say in front of you because i know i would never be considered in your league by you...

yea... as people always say - let things happen by themselves, just take it one step at a time, don't worry there'll surely be someone for a sucker like you, etc, etc, etc... i already know all of that by heart, i just follow my brain's 'splash of cold water' advice to keep moving on - it's kept me living for so long anyway... just that darn thing called 'hope' getting in the way... this is why i'm proud to call myself a realist/pessimist... life always sucks, repeating itself in this stupid cycle again and again... so never expect much from life, and life will be a lot easier to go through...

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OK, that's my rant for tonight... I feel kinda bad that my UTAR peepz are all slaving in hell or something for internships, and here I am babbling about this nonsense. It's just, studying really messes with the wires in my head sometimes, so I'm blogging at this very early hour with no proper punctuation. Jeesh. To all my interning friends - all the best and good luck with your internships, I've read your blogs and I'm properly scared now. I'm sure y'all will make it out successfully, and we'll all go celebrate successful internships when we're all done, k?! Luv y'all lots~~ XD

K I go sleep now... will probably post more tomorrow...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

happy new year, i guess

Well, yet another year has passed without anything special to hoot about. To the maybe 5 people who read my blog, sorry for the serious lack of updates. I am, as you know, supremely lazy when it comes to blogging, and was also in hell with assignments until last Friday. I do have a coupla pics to post, but for now I just wanna mumble abit and head off to sleep (8am class tomorrow =.=).

Anyway, happy new year to everyone! Hope you all had a nice time celebrating and whatnot. In case you ask, I was just home with a bunch of housemates drinking beer, hooting at fireworks and playing Truth and Dare. Sad, I know. No transport and no money, how? Wouldn't have made much of a difference if I could go out to celebrate anyway, 'coz this is one of the new years in which I felt (and still feel) the crappiest, for reasons that shall remain foggy. Nothing to worry about, just a general sense of feeling really really miserable and having an urge to go kick a garden gnome or something. Sigh.

Oh well.... it's 2.51, bedtime's here. Ciao.