Wednesday, 18 January 2012


So, I have not made good on my resolution. What happened to updating more recently? Grr..I have no time. Not enough time. Haiihh I know its not true. Its all a matter of priorities. I'm sure a lot of people have read this story before, but I still want to share it here.



The philosophy Professor appeared in the classroom with a big paper box. Without saying anything, he took out of the paper box a glass vase and began filling it up with small stones. The students were all looking puzzled.

When the vase didn’t have any more space for stones, the professor asked:

-Is the vase full?

And the students replied:

-Yes, it’s full.

The professor smiled and without speaking, he took out of the paper box a bag with small pebbles and
started filling up the vase; he shook it a bit and the pebbles dropped and filled the gaps between the stones. When the vase didn’t have any more space for pebbles, the professor asked:

-Is the vase full?

And the students replied:

-Yes, it’s full.

He smiled and, without speaking, he took out of the paper box a bag of sand and started emptying it into the vase. The sand dropped and filled all the gaps between stones and pebbles. When the vase didn’t have any more space for sand, he asked:

-Is the vase full?

The students slightly hesitated, but replied:

-Yes, it’s full.

He smiled again, and without speaking, he took out of the paper box two bottles of beer and started spilling them into the vase. When the vase didn’t have any more space for beer, he asked:

-Is the vase full?

This time the students laughed and said:

-Yes, it’s full.

-Now, said the professor, I want you to imagine that the vase represents your life

The stones are the most important things in life: Family, your partner, your children, your health, your good friends.
The pebbles are the other important things in your life such as studies, home, and work. If you put them first in the vase, there wouldn’t be any space left for stones, the most important things in life.
Sand is everything else -the very small things- in life. If you put the sand first, there wouldn't be any space left neither for stones nor pebbles.

The vase is your life. If you spend time and effort for small things, you will never find time for the important ones.

Separate what is important for your happiness.
Talk to your parents, play with your kids, adore your partner, look after your health, enjoy your friends. There will always be time for knowledge and studies, there will always be time for work, there will always be time to fix your house and your car. Be careful for the stones. Separate your priorities.

The students were amazed but one asked:

-Well, ok with all of that but what about the beer?

And the laughing professor replied:

-I’m so glad you asked. It’s simple: No matter how full is your life, no matter how tight things can be, you have to know that THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SPACE FOR A COUPLE OF BEERS


Although the story I heard was coffee at the ending and not beer. I suppose coffee would be better to tell students, since beer is slightly encouraging. But its the same thing anyway. No matter how busy you are, there is always time for a cup of coffee, or a couple of beers with your friends.

So moving on from our priorities. Here are some photos of my life recently:

At the New Year's Ever party at Sarawak Club, there was a caricature/comic artist. Since it was free of charge, we all joined in the queue to have our own drawing. Saved time by drawing in twos.

We were all very dressed up that day. The theme for the evening was Circus Trapeze something along those lines. Formal black tie. If I learned anything from my years of going to Sarawak Club on New Years Eve, its that everyone is dressed up to the nines.

So, better to be overdressed than under-dressed. As such, this year, we fit in perfectly. :)

Look at our drawing! Cs looks so much like Lee Chong Wei in the caricature drawing. And I, I look like his mother or someone older haih..Oh well, I wanted a drawing, and we got one. No complaints! :)

This is LCW, in case you didn't know. The world's number 1 badminton player from Malaysia. I like LCW. Cs, like, is inadequate. Cs worships LCW!!! If LCW is a woman, I would be mighty jealous! Hahaha

I watch waaayy too much badminton than I ever need to, thank u very much. Cs has been talking about LCW's new book for days. About how he is going to buy both the English and Chinese version, and a limited edition (if available), and bringing it with us to Taiwan so he can read on the plane etc..

I watch the finals match and I am glad that LCW won the Malaysia Open for the 8th consecutive time and I am looking forward to LCW winning in the Olympics etc..but Cs, he is different. He follows every single match, remembers the scores, and has the ready answer if anyone even asks him about the match. He checks the live score on the website every 5 mins (or less) when we are in church!!! When LCW is playing!!!!! Huge Fan indeed! I have learned not to speak to him when LCW is playing on tv.
Moving on, moving on..

Winnie and Kah Ling's caricature. Any comments? Don't be shy now. Its very obvious that (in the drawing), Winnie looks like Kah Ling's mum. Not that Winnie is old. Just that Kah Ling looks young, like a kid. Hahaa this should be a compliment. I must state again: in the drawing ah, yao, not real life! Before Winnie comes and screw me again.

Cherrie!! Little princess watching the world go by..

Back to badminton again. Cs won a lucky draw prize. A new badminton racket from Yonex worth about RM200+ Needless to say, he was ecstatic.

Coincidentally, on the same day, it was my office's annual dinner and I also won a lucky draw: laptop bag. :) Better than nothing. Happy nonetheless.

In the spirit of Chinese New Year, we gathered at my mum's place and made seaweed popiah and meat floss popiah!! And finished everything before Chinese New Year. Well, not the meat floss on so much, but the seaweed popiah are all gone now. Mum and Winnie have since made a second batch, and I..I am going to stop eating for now.

This is what I'm talking about: seaweed popiah. I'm sure there are other names, but I like the term seaweed popiah. So be it. :)

Annual dinner theme was Hawaiian night. So almost every other girl had a flower in the hair, or alot of flowers in the hair, or garlands. Pretty. Guys had on flowery Hawaiian shirts, and some had hats and flip flops.

It was a very casual looking affair in a 5 star hotel, no less. But it was good fun.

My outfit that day!

And that's it for my update so far. I'm halfway writing my Disneyland post but its taking too long. Long posts are just too time consuming. Ahh..I'm almost done. Maybe I'll write more again tonight.

OK Bye!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Continuation of Hong Kong trip

I open up my blog everyday and I gotta say. Even I am kinda fed up/sick of my blog. Hehe blog, why u no update yourself??

I must. I must make it one of my resolutions:

- to blog more
- to eat more healthily (less Maggi) and maintain current weight. 
- drink less
- to earn more money. No idea how yet. 
- to travel more
- to cook more and save money in the process

And that's about it for now. Realistic resolutions. Unrealistic ones include:

- go to London and Europe!! Make it for Shirley's wedding! Kill me now. I wanna gooooo sooooo baddddd...Bitch needs me to be her bridesmaid. Heheh
- bake more. Make those awesome looking cakes I drool/lust over such as tiramisu.
- Quit current job and stay at home goyang kaki Find another job!


Moving on from my resolutions. :D

So in continuation of my Hong Kong trip. We took the Star Ferry from Kowloon island to Hong Kong island. You can take the MTR as well but where's the fun in that? Star Ferry was kinda cheap too only about HK$3 (estimating cos I forgot already).

We came out of Tsim Sha Tsui MTR, walked past Sasa's and Bonjour's and many branded expensive looking shops before finally reaching the harbour. Heheh.

I love Hong Kong. The views. Breathtaking. Gorgeous. I was so happy walking around pointing my camera at everywhere taking photos. Simply take photos like me also the photos turn out not bad eyy. Lihai. (and so modest).

I think it was around sunset by then. Ehh just realized Cs face getting quite round. Hahaha I did quite a good job in fattening him up. /pats self on the back. Lihai again. :)

It took some 10 mins? or less to arrive at Central. I don't remember cos I was busy taking photos and admiring the views.

The inside of the boat/ship/ferry. So quaint. 

♥ the views.

Cs with our trusty guide book..

And me posing..It wasn't cold at all. We went in mid November. Oh gawd and only now did I finally get to write about it.

Me posing..

Followed the crowds and saw a huge Apple store packed full with people. As I took this photo, I looked around to see quite a few other tourists like us also taking this photo.

Walked around Central in the mall (don't know whats the name by now) and used the fancy and very clean toilet. Then we decided to go to the Peak. So we went to take the tram up. Super long queue lo. Many tourists and we had to wait quite a while..

The tram! Everyone pushing/squeezing to go up. I am damn kiasu (as always) so I push back and managed to get a seat in front..Hahahha I am like that on Air Asia as well, before they introduced seat numbers. I am damn kiasu and walk super fast and cut here and there and always end up in front! V for Victory! Don't know why I'm broadcasting here buay paiseh one.

We didn't go in to Madame Tussauds because I went to the one in London and Cs already went in this one in HK. We both thought it was overrated. Kinda boring really taking photos with wax figures and everyone tries to molest/get close and do silly poses with the stars. 

I posted this photo on Friendster and fooled my siblings hahaha they thought I met Colin Farrell. Looks real because of the Guiness in his hand. My mum thought I was so thick skinned for going up to him and taking photo when he was obviously ignoring me. =.=

Smaller photo because I look terrible. 

And yes, I looked like that in 2005. That is how I look like about 10 kg heavier, bad hair, no make up, and bad smile. Moving on moving on..

Haih..Nv ren ah..really have to work to take care of ourselves. What we eat and drink, our skin care regime, exercise and fucking hair and make up. Need to invest time and money. Ahh no time to do so much shit lah. Have to cook, work and earn money and shit give birth some more. Not to mention all your hard work goes down the drain when you are pregnant. Hahha obviously I am not ready to be pregnant yet and I am damn emo now. Its the PMS.

The peak!! It is quite chilly and so windy up there. Don't be like Cs and forget your jacket. Don't be like me and wear a short skirt.

My humble little S90 takes quite awesome photos..

We didn't stay long. Just to take photos, and help others tourists take photos, and steal some hugs and kisses, then off we went. It was kinda cold and the wind was soo strong. I didn't want to catch a cold. Plus we wanted to go to Lan Kwai Fong after this..

The queue to go back down. Boo sama dia. ish cold lah but at least the queue pretty fast..
Look at what everyone else was wearing and what Cs and I are wearing (quick scroll up to see again!!)No wonder we are shivering.

Next up, Lan Kwai Fong!! It was a Monday night and it was pretty quiet. Just office workers. Men in suits and women in office attire having a pint after work.


We chose a bar that was easy to people watch and went in for some beer..

Unassuming looking chips that tastes good. Wished we could get more.

I wish I am more like a girl lo really. Drinking white/red wine or cocktails instead of beer.

Later we went to Yung Kee for supper. The super expensive restaurant! I asked for plain water because I had hiccups and I needed water immediately, and the server gave me a pot of hot water similar to the one below. And charged me a ridiculous amount for it.

I don't know if you should go to Yung Kee really. The food is good. We had roast goose and century eggs and they charged a ridiculous amount about RM 80 for the roast goose below.

It tastes good lar but I'm sure you can get the same at other places for much cheaper. Plus the service is bad. Lai, lets boo sama dia. Hahhah I wonder who reads my blog?

Other than Malaysians and Singaporeans, can anyone else understand me? Allow me to explain. Lai means come. As in come, come let's all boo sama dia. Lihai (when I use it) means smart/good/thumbs up. Boo sama dia means booo..hands down. (Something like that). And SPK means sua pa koo or toad under the well (something like that too).

The restaurant looks expensive from the outside eh. Supposedly won lots of awards. I say supposedly cos I dunno lah and I am lazy to do my research. I just assume so from the photos and mentions of awards in the restaurant. Don't take me so seriously.

Both of us look terrible after a looong day out and alcohol. Like shit. But posting it anyway because we were so happy then.

As we came out of Yau Ma Tei, next to the station, we went to buy some curry fish balls as err supper. Or midnight snack. Since we were on holiday, we had to try more food.

Men. Have to eat so much. Siao one. I don't have to keep reminding him to eat nowadays (like I did before when he was a crazy 58kg). He is now a healthy 76-78 kg. Good work mi. He now hunts for food for himself. Also, I encourage him to eat more and very willingly cook supper for him every night. :)


Unrelated but I am in a talking mood now. I went out drinking with Winnie last weekend. Cs stayed home watching tv and sleeping early. I woke him up about midnight to tell him that he don't have to send me home and that Winnie will send me back. But about 2+ am, I called him to ask him to pick me up. I whatsapped him to be exact. He woke up and called me and came immediately. He apparently kept waking up every 15 mins or so to check his whatsapp in case I needed him.

So he picked me up and we went home. It was about 3am by then. There was some pipe problem in our house so our shower water is very small like smaller than tap water. Makes it damn near impossible to shower or wash hair. Plus no hot water. And it is raining day and night leh fcuking cold.

So at 3am, my husband actually ran my bath water for me. Made sure I had lukewarm water to shower in and filled buckets for me. I am the luckiest girl in the world. When I woke up the next morning, I had buckets of lukewarm water to shower in again, and said hubby is at work already. Yes, I am a lucky bitch. I'm aware of that.

But I love him too. :) I fill his bath water for him as well..


Thursday, 5 January 2012

Kuching floods: 05.01.2012

So, this my first official post of 2012. The beginning of the year was kinda sucky; I fell sick. Hate my tonsils, I really wanna cut them off. Grr. They give me sore throat which almost immediately brings on high fever which means its time to visit the doctor, because those drugs from pharmacies are always not strong enough. 

Mum brought me to her doctor, unlike any that I have ever been to. He gave me two shots after hearing my symptoms and alot of pills to take right in front of him. Two shots eyy!! TWO!! Big needles. The one in my ass hurts more that the one in my arm.

Ahh moving on. I'm almost back to normal already. Already healing. Still taking meds but I refuse to think of this as a bad beginning or whatever nonsense such as end of 2012 that a couple of retards keep talking about on FB. Wth?


Speaking of this, Kuching today was hit by floods so severe in several districts. I feel very fortunate that my housing area is fine. But the main roads are flooded. I couldn't get to work even if I had wanted to. It rained the whole day and night. Before I went to bed at night, it was already raining heavily.

In the middle of the night, I woke up several times because of the sounds of the rain. Heavy rain. We are lucky that we only need to check the ceilings for leaks, and not for signs of floods.

Everyone was getting updates on Facebook on which roads were flooded. All these photos are taken from Facebook. Sorry I cannot credit anyone because they are shared hundreds of times around. I have seen the same photos shared by many different people but please feel free to correct me if you have taken these photos.

 Most of these photos were taken in the morning on the way to work. Many people were stuck in the jam, using their phones to update statuses and taking photos. As you can see, the photo above was taken from Rock Road, on the way to Saberkas. Batu Lintang on the right is soo flooded.

A disaster happened there. A Form 6 student fell into the drain while walking to school this morning. A worker from Shell station jumped in after her. Read the news report here. Some people in Facebook are saying that their bodies have been found, but as yet I have not seen a proper news report. Until then, fingers crossed and God Bless! Hopefully they will be fine.

This photo below looks like its from Batu Lintang area as well. The area kinda slopes down. On Monday when I came home from work, I used that road and the waters were already rising. Cars were slowing down while passing but I can't imagine what its like for people who have to live in that area. Its terrible.

 This photo above looks unrecognisable doesn't it? This is in fact Hui Sing's housing area. According to sources on Facebook. Kinda scary really. 

 Tarot Cafe at Jalan Keretapi. 

Timberland area. 

I saw some more photos of my housing area at the main road to MJC, and heard from friends staying at Stapok and Sg Maong area that it is flooded too.

This is really scary. When was the last time Kuching was so badly hit?

This is a bad day all around. God bless those two missing persons and their families.