CLICK HERE FOR BLOGGER TEMPLATES AND MYSPACE LAYOUTS »

Sunday, December 20

What Does Christmas Mean to You?

It's the time of the year again
I love the sounds of Christmas
Hear the choir singing joyfully
And he sights of the Christmas trees

Cause thers more to this season
There's more than meets the eye

Christmas, Christmas, blessed Christmas
but do you know what it means?
Christmas, Christmas, blessed Christmas
but do you know what I've seen?
Cause it's not about the presents
It's not about the Christmas tree,
It's not about the toys
It's about a baby boy

I love the joy and Christmas cheer
The smiles in the atmosphere
No more tears cause Christmas is here
It brightens up the year

Christmas, Christmas, blessed Christmas
but do you know what it means?
Christmas, Christmas, blessed Christmas
but do you know what I've seen?
Cause it's not about the presents
It's not about the Christmas tree,
It's not about the toys
It's about a baby boy

The greatest gift of all was given to us
A special boy was born his name was Jesus, Jesus

Christmas, Christmas, blessed Christmas
but do you know what it means?
Christmas, Christmas, blessed Christmas
but do you know what I've seen?
It's about a boy named Jesus
It's about his love for us
It's about overwhelming joy
It's about a baby boy

It's about a baby boy
That's what Christmas means to me.

Song & lyrics by Wykit

May you be blessed in this joyful season,
Merry X'mas!

p.s Shall get back to you guys after handing up my assignments, argh...

Monday, December 14

Elevate Youth Camp

Hello people! Exhausted yet rejuvenated, I'm back from youth camp. Only away from KL for 5 days but I find it hard to adjust myself back to the hassles of life. The deep blue sea, the starry night, shooting stars... how much I miss them =)


I had a different experience in this camp than in the past because I was one of the game committees this time. Planning and playing are two totally different stories, still, it was fun. Perhaps the other members (Alvin, my brother, Naomi, Arnold and John M.) absorbed all the stress, afterall, my attendance at the meeting was pretty bad. Anyway, I think all of us deserve a big hand for the good job done. Come on, don't be stingy, will you?

Beside the games, I enjoyed each and every session very much, though I fall asleep in one or two sessions. Evangelist Cart Butler is awesome! I was pretty worried I couldn't understand him at first because his Australian accent is very strong. Fortunately, everything turned out unexpectedly well. Pretty cool, huh?

Proudly present to you...


The Foos

The Champion

The SHANE

The Beta Bon Bon Bam

The Arthur

The SuperGarfield

Elevated!

Tuesday, December 8

I Itch All Over

Oh my, what the heck caused my allergy?

by all means, please stop itching...

Camp is just 1 DAY away!

I hate this!

Friday, December 4

It's TIme to Shake off My Languor

It was only two weeks away from my last semester but I felt like ages that I barely remembered what have I done within this short break. Yet, I have stepped into a new page of life. Sigh, time does fly, no?

Recalling the elusive memories of the past two weeks, thank goodness I still managed to do so, the first week was rather full with outings and activities; whereas the following week was submerged in the world of fiction.

Certainly there were things that prompted me to share about in between, but as always, laziness got the most of me. Haha... Never mind, here's a quick look of some of the near past events.

Dreams in November
I think I was a bit out of my mind for buying ticket worth RM 58 instead of the cheapest, but this alone is enough to prove how good they are, erm, at least to me. Anyway, I went with Ming Yee and Han Wen.

Different from their past performances, drums were of little concern during the first half. In fact, they started off with some sort of lion dance as well as fan dance, emanating a strong sense of Chinese tradition. It's not boring though, the girlish and awkward posture amused the crowd. But things changed a 180 degree half way through the end of the first half. Still no sight of drums, but several glasses filled at different water levels. Yeah, glass music. The tinkling sound was definitely soothing, accompanied by a child-like melody, it made everyone felt young again.

After the intermission, they resumed to their normal style. Abstract. Impressive. Heart thumping. The zenith of the performance was the blindfolded soloist playing a variety of percussion instruments. IT'S DAMN GOOD!

Of course the performance followed a story line that I couldn't put them into words and everyone has a different interpretation. So I might as well leave it to your imagination.

MoneyTree "Red Carpet" Party
Went together with Darren and Rou Shian. Nothing much to talk about this other than I found myself seriously lack of soft skill and general knowledge. Well, I might be a bit over worried but I'm going to graduate in no more than a year's time! Knowing that soft skill is of paramount importance in today's workplace, it means I have to start equipping myself if I wanted to survive in the future. Oh no....

Apart from all these, I brought my youngest sister to national library so as to dispel her boredom. Or maybe to stop her from disturbing me, lolx...

Other than that,
1) surprised Tambi for his 21st birthday with Chia Yi, Yong Jian, Feng Ling, Hao Jia and Maggie. Steamboat again.
2) yamcha with Xing Yean, Jun Ming and Zhen Tai some days later.
3) watched 2012 with Toby
4) watched Mulan with my family

Well, apparently I'm too lazy to continue writing xD.

Anyway, I will be off to Youth Camp next week, which means I'm going to skip class. Who cares about assignment, huh? Well, I do. Sigh, better start doing them now...

Wednesday, November 18

And so, emo knocks on my door

Staring at the monitor, I could hardly think of anything to write despite there is a strong desire to write something.

Is this called emo?


Or it is just the galactic effect that claims to bring the world to annihilation in 2 years time?

Friday, November 13

November

ACHEW!...

Well, I know it is ... AHCHEW! ... very dusty here...

If you're wondering what have been keeping me for being so busy, blame exams. Haha...

Anyway, before I go into the main point, just allow me to say this:

EXAM IS OVER AND I'M FREE!!!

Wonder if you notice this, early in a year denotes a new start, when we meet new friends, expecting something new with great enthusiasm and even the sun is hotter, as if he feels our happiness too? But when it comes to November and December, leaves falling in profusion, gloomy dark clouds covering the sky, drizzling all day long, and everyone is about to bid farewell. Is the world programmed such a way that everything has a season?

Forgive my sentimentality (nice word to substitute emo isn't?), but when I read my friends' blog writing on their feelings toward graduation, reviewing their last year in secondary school and etc, I can't help but to let my mind wander back through the time tunnel. What further magnified this are old photos uploaded on Facebook, thanks to technology advancement huh?


Reminiscing all these days, I couldn't tell what exactly my feelings are, but I do smile as I flip through one by one. People that I've met, the ups and downs of my own, things that I've done... And I began to ask myself, had it never happened that way, what would I be today?

How good it is to have memories, if one day I lost all my memories, ouch... I don't even dare to imagine this. Anyway, all good things must come to an end, what makes the difference is either you treasure what you have or you take them for granted and regret later.

With this, here I am to say happy birthday to my mom. For whatever reasons, I find it hard to say happy birthday to her in person. Maybe I'm just too lousy in expressing myself, maybe I'm just too shy... Happy Birthday, mom =)

p.s. Oh ya, I found this accidently, 6sAi's class blog, ohno, I miss my ex-classmates =(

Sunday, October 25

Lay Back

So, finally I got a chance to slow down my pace, take a deep breath and lay back for a short while. Phew...

Lot of things happened in the past few weeks, but due to the heavy workload that I had, I killed my enthusiasm to blog about them, telling myself 'hey, mind your priority, don't get distracted.'

Guess what? When it comes to free time like now, my intention to blog about them has reduced to the minimum. In layman terms, I lost the mood. This is no good eh?

Anyway, will selectively blog about some in the near future. Couldn't tell you how soon it will be because final exam is coming in two weeks time! Oh no...


Thursday, October 1

C'est la vie

Walking down the journey of life, once again, another crossroad laid in front of me. With no clear directory, I was torn between the two.


Squinting hard at the left, I saw no end.
Turning to the other side, the end shrouded in a mist.

"Which path should I take?"

I hesitated, evaluated and finally made my move.

Never know where the road eventually lead me to, never know what is coming next, but I know for sure this is my decision, of which I feel comfortable with and I shall never regret.

Although there are thorn bushes, I shall overcome it with patience and joy.
A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up
Proverbs 15:1

I will cling on this as I walk along. Point out my mistakes and correct me, for I'm only a human being.

Wednesday, September 16

Quando Quando Quando

Lolx...

When I read my last comment only I found I was not making things clear. Hmm, perhaps I shall draw a line here.

I'm over her.

In fact, there is someone else dwelling in my heart and she is

Opps, did I just blurt out her name? Silly me, I shouldn't.. Well, just keep it low profile okay? You don't want to see me blush like a tomato right? So don't ask.


Having said that, doesn't mean I'm going to shut her out of my life.
I will still greet her on any occasion, say King's birthday, New Year, bla bla bla...
I will still heave wistful sigh reminiscing the good old days.
I will still do whatever I used to do, the only difference is with another frame of mind.

So, don't give me that I-can't-stand-you kind of expressions anymore. =)

And as for my lovely Juliet, tell me quando quando quando...

Wednesday, September 9

090909

Wednesday, September 2

In All Give Thanks

"In All Give Thanks"
Wonder why is this phrase keep popping into my mind so frequently as of late.

In all give thanks, is easier said than done, especially someone like me who tends to take things for granted find it extremely hard to practice this.


Anyway, life is getting more and more hectic and once again, I find my time management is yet to be improved. I have to get rid of procrastination or else insufficient sleep is going to make me a walking zombie.

Long story short, I wouldn't be able to update my blog as often as I used to be. Please don't miss me too much as I don't want ended up sneezing all day long and look suspiciously like a HINI patient. =)

Sunday, August 23

Untitled



Thursday, August 20

All About Birthday

In case you don't know, this is going to be a grandmother story.

Initially, I wasn't willing to blog about this without having all the photos and videos that I need, because long post without photo is just equivalent to watching a black and white television show, or even worse. But I know I shouldn't delay any longer either. So bear with me and I shall add on the photos and videos as soon as possible, deal?

Long story short, my first surprise came on 7 of August. It was Friday and as usual, I went to cell group with Alvin and my brother. Things went on normally and it was not until closing prayer was done that I found myself in total astonishment! Everybody was staring at me; birthday song flew into my ears; Sarah holding a slice of cake approaching me... Surprise comes when least expected and this is it!

Words for RSG: I've never been given a cold shoulder just because I'm a non-believer and being with you guys are just nice. RSG rocks!

Surprise 2:

The next morning my brother asked me to go to cybercafe because Tzyy was going back to Singapore on Sunday. So off I went and what's on my mind for the next three hours were Dota. Around 3pm, I reached home. It was a scorching hot afternoon and I was facing down all the time to avoid the strong sunlight once I got down from my car. Strangely enough, curtains in my house were all down (this is not the case normally) and doors were all locked! The first thought that struck me was burglary! No idea why, of all things, burglary came to my mind.

Just a few moment later, door was opened and I rushed in. I couldn't describe the exact situation once I entered my house because I was entirely dumbfounded! No sturdy men, no offensive weapons, but a bunch of cheerful friends, close friends that I've not seen for quite some time, holding cake and singing the familiar song. Was I dreaming? No way, it was way too early. Pinched myself. Ouch, it's hurt!

Gosh, out of a sudden, I was enlightened, understood why my brother asked me out, why my mom had told me not to go anywhere the day before because I had to fetch my sister. It was all a scheme, an infiltration! Wasn't it? Anyhow, to be frank, I've suspected nothing. Nothing at all.

They contacted my brother, my sister and even my mum and all the plan just worked out perfectly nice. While I was in cybercafe, they were frying nuggets, french fries and preparing salad in my house!

Not only that, they also prepared a short performance.

video

My tears were about to roll down but luckily it didn't happen. =)

Kio had another hot dance but she doesn't like her performance that day. See if I got the chance to upload it. Anyway, that was a great performance, Kio.

Words for my family: I find it extremely difficult to thank all of you face to face. Throughout the years, I've been troubling you all so much. I don't tell a lot about me myself because I don't want to worry you all. After all, I'm old enough to handle my own affairs. Daddy and mommy, sorry for my rebellious and misbehavior. As to my siblings, I know I'm not the epitome of a good brother, but I do really care a lot for you. In short, I'm proud to be in this family and I love you all very much =)

Words for Kio, Fish, Hao Jia, Xing Yuen, Maggy, Chia Yi, Yi Chen, Feng Ling: Forgive me not giving comments to each and every one of you, but I really love all of you very much. Most of the time, I ffk and seldom do I call or sms to keep myself updated. Yet, I got the best out of you all. Contented. What else can I ask for? Anyway, I wish everyone of us all the best in life, may it be in studies, relationship or health. Keep in touch ya~

Words for Tzyy, Tomoki and Zen: Thanks for being part of the plan, if weren't you, I would have suspected something. xD

Surprise 3:

12 of August 2009 is the day where I left my old bag (which I've been using for 3 years) and my metal pencil box at the little corner of my room because I got a brand new one as birthday present. Actually I saw this as white elephant at first, because though my bag and pencil box look worn and torn, it is still usable and I've never thought of replacing them. But I'm really happy receiving new one. Maybe you all are right, I should have care more about my attire, my image. Hmm ... White bag implies me that I got to be more careful and on top of that, I got to clean it whenever it gets dirty. Oh no... Any tips on handling white bag?

Went to Pizza Hut during break and really happy to see so many turned up. ^^ Interestingly enough, since form 3, almost every year my birthday have got to do with Pizza Hut. Lolx... I'm not a fanatic Pizza's fan by the way.

Kept the hype alive, we went for G.I. Joe right after that.

Words for Ah Ting, Xing Hui. Li Li, Yu Bing, Ah Xin, Chui Wen, Ming Yee, Roushian, De Ren, Zhi Ming, Han Wen, Yen Mei, Jian Shun, Joey, Yin Xin: Though it was just a simple lunch, I appreciate it a lot. Well, I swear I will take good care of the bag and I will gel my hair (hmm...?), no more short pants in school and try not to ffk. Haha, satisfied? Anyway, for those who are going oversea next year, all the best in study but don't stress yourselves too much. Opss, so does everyone. All the best ya ^^

If you think that's all for this, I'm sorry, you're wrong.

Surprise 4:

Alvin slept over my house the coming Friday (14 of August) and asked for my companion to One Utama the next day, claiming to buy text book. Without hesitation, I agreed.

It was my brother who woke us up around 10.30am and after a light brunch, off we went. Pretty unusual that Alvin was sms-ing on the way and what made this even suspicious were two phone calls. Alvin was just answering "hmm", "oh", "ya", "erm" in which you probably won't answer in a normal course of conversation. Then he told me Racheal was having lunch at Italianese, everything became clear, wasn't it? Haha... Anyhow, I was still surprised!

Li Jian, Toby, Jun Yuan, Frog, Hui Bin, Racheal, Lun Wen, Hui Xin, Zhi Quan, Pei Voon, Xin Ying, Xiao Pei, Monica, Hui Wen, were already enjoying their lunch when we reached there. Apparently, we're late. xD

Once food was cleared, the service crews came over with a box of lovely cupcakes, a Tabocca chili sauce and tambourine. They asked me to stand on a chair to speech. Well, at that time I was speechless. Way too happy to speak.

Next they handed me a straw, thought I were to drink the Tabocca. In fact, I got to use that straw to blow off candles from a distance. Well, I did it, hoho... And my reward was the "Italianese birthday song".

Words for Alvin, Li Jian, Toby, Jun Yuan, Frog, Hui Bin, Racheal, Lun Wen, Hui Xin, Zhi Quan, Pei Voon, Xin Ying, Xiao Pei, Monica, Hui Wen: Really happy to see all of you that day. Thanks for spending your time with me and I love the cupcakes as well as the candles. They are just as cute as all of you~Opss...

I might be unlucky in the love department but God has definitely be kind enough to me for having friends like you all. Well, I wouldn't kill myself for being single, but without friends and family. Haha...

Shall stop here and once again, thanks a lot guys. If I missed out someone, be kind enough to tell me, you know la, I'm very forgetful sometimes. All in all, have a nice day.

Ciaoz...

Sunday, August 9

Picks & Pickles of the week

Well, a lot of things going on in these few days that somehow make me not in a study mood that I'm supposed to be.

Surprised. Touched. Thrilled. Bewildered. Grateful. Can't find any word that can convey my feelings precisely. All in all, I'm really thankful for everything you all have done and I appreciate them very very much. Thanks in advance :) Will tell you guys what's going on once I get everything I need and most probably will be the next post. So stay tune to find out the greatest "infiltration" in the history. Lolx... Once again, arigatou gozaimasu!

Okay, back to the gist, I fetched my brother to his school (APIIT) after his piano practical exam last Friday. While he was taking part in Math Exploration, I decided to swim at Bukit Jalil Aquatic Stadium with Alvin. Who knows luck wasn't with me. It was having Malaysia Mini Olympic and wasn't open for public until the next day. Fine. Went to another stadium near Tun Razak but it was closed for the same reason too, just that it was another competition.

Gosh... We then went to Bukit Jalil Golf Club (rich men's club) but the pool is only open for members and members' guests. Without a membership card, nothing you can do. Desperated, we decided to try our luck by asking an auntie to invite us as her guests. Maybe it was because of our honest face, she didn't hesitate to agree. In the end, we paid RM9 each and enjoyed ourselves, including sauna service. Too bad that I still don't know how to swim even though Alvin has been teaching me. I just can't relax my whole body and swim like a fish. Swimming is hard man...

Is over 12 now and my birthday ends with a satisfaction note, though I am expecting some "latecomers". Haha.... Once again, thanks profoundly to those who turned up to surprise me, those who smsed me with birthday wishes, those who left their comments on facebook, those who tricked me to cyber cafe and those yet to come... I beg your forgiveness if I missed anyone out, be kind enough to remind me.

It is not how expensive the cake is, nor how expensive the present is, but the thought that counts. Never mind I got no tangible present, for what I've received (or going to receive?) is invaluable and imperishable. It warms my heart every now and then, gives me strength when I'm weak, cheers me up whenever I'm demotivated, paints my life with colours, what tangible goods could have done this? None.

You made my day! I love you, my family and friends! ('',)

p.s Stay tune ya ^^

Wednesday, August 5

Lefties vs Righties

School reopened for a week or so and as far as I'm concerned, everything is going smooth, in spite of the worsening pandemic, haze and some hiccups going on. I do hope all my dearest friends out there are in good shape, stay healthy ya? ^^


Well, it's August now! For Chinese, 8 itself is auspicious in nature and that's why there are so many August babies (Opps, it just a wild guess and it is not necessarily true). But the very fact is, in my calender, birthday reminders in August outnumber any other months and they come one after another! Which means my wallet will go flat; my stomach, on the other hand, will be fattened. Oh no...

Anyhow, with all my sincerity i wish you all a very happy birthday! Though we might lost contact, though we might not as friend as we used to be, though you might not remember me, it doesn't matter.

Besides, August is also a festive month in Malaysia! What else could it be? Of course I'm talking about our National Day, what is better than having no school and lazing around? xD
But did you know that, there is a Left Handers' Day out there and it so happens to fall on this propitious month too?


Lolx, I know you might feel like "what the crab? left handers' day?!" but this is not a joke nor it is a nonsense, it is an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their our (I'm a left-hander too) sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.

Did you ever wonder why are you a right-hander but not a left-hander, or vice versa? Well, I do. I've been always wondering why am I the only left-hander in my family? Research shows it is the gene that messing around. Leaders, entrepreneurs are not born, how bout this issue here?

Lore has it that left-handers are generally better at 3-dimensional perception and thinking, leading, for example, to more left-handed architects than normal. Left-handers are also usually pretty good at most ball sports and things involving hand-to-eye co-ordination. Proofs?

Can you name some of the successful lefties? Way back centuries ago, we got geniuses like Albert Eistein and Leonardo da Vinci; famous musicians like Beethoven, Schumann; great artist like Michelangelo; while Barak Obama, David Archuleta, Larry Bird, Hugh Jackman, Celine Dion, Nicole Kidman, Henry Ford and Bill Gates are some of the strong characters in this ten years. Undoubtly, they are (were) talented and brilliant.

one of the M.C. Escher's masterpiece

Mona Lisa by da Vinci

However, nothing is perfect. To be honest, being a left-hander brings me more or less some inconvenience in my daily life. For instance, "fighting scenes" are available on packed dining table especially when chopsticks are in use, problems in using scissors and rulers, extra care needed when using ball pen and so on. See, as a minority (only about 13% of the world population) we are somewhat neglected. As there are very little tools and machinery specially designed for us, we are forced to use right-handed tools and machinery which is completely back-to-front for us.

That's why Left-Handers' Day is needed, with the idea of having everyone to celebrate in fun, practical ways, making right handed family members/friends/colleagues realise how "dextrous" (right-handed term, hmm.....) we have to be because we are constantly adapting a right-handed world to work for a left-hander. Getting right handers to do everything left-handed for the day is a great way to make the point!

But in Malaysia, the awareness to this itself is a big question mark, let alone having events as such. Just imagine how it will be if there is such event, you will be able to know your left-handed family or friends better through a whole lot of laughther, isn't that great?

There's nothing wrong to be a left-hander or right-hander, and there is no need to fight to see who is better, for each of us has our own specialities and we are equally good. So, don't set upon me after you read this post, I never meant lefties are any superior than righties, deal?
Anyway, greet your left-handed friends, if any, a happy Left-Handers' Day on 13 of August as it is a day for us! :)