Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sore Throat

Friday afternoon was an enjoyable and life-endangered day. It was my first meeting food tasting session with other ambassadors (from other countries), in Justyna's (Poland's ambassador) apartment, it's interesting to know them because they are really FUN and NICE people. As it's a food tasting gathering, so I brought a Malaysian dessert - Seri Muka a.k.a Smiling Face. In case you are not sure what is 'Seri Muka' , this is it:


Home made Seri Muka by Abu.

I brought a big tray of Seri Muka to the food tasting session, and return empty. Hmm.. I guess they really love this sweet dessert. Heng that I didn't bring curry. I also tried Marian's (Our ambassador coordinator form Switzerland) crepe with cheese filing (my favourite), yummy. And Thai ambassador Tip brought my another favourite, Tom Kha Gai. And Dechen didn't have time to prepare some food, she brought us lovely donuts (also my favourite) though. When I say lovely, it means yummy.

Oh my god, seems like every food is my favourite! Whatever...

After the food tasting, it was already late afternoon. As I was driving, so few ambassadors tumpang my car to go home. Hhmm... frankly speaking, I don't trust my driving skill, I wonder how would they? Anyway, There is always the first time. So I still drove them home. I made a few dangerous turns in Mesa St, and I was putting 5 lifes (4 girls plus myself) on stake. I must clarify that not all Malaysian drive recklessly. I hope next time they would still want to car pool with me. To Dechen,Tip,Mee and Justyna - I'm sorry about my lousy driving skill. I'm glad that you girls are still in a piece when you got off my car. Hahahaha... :p


When I got home, I got a surprise from Singapore - Lantern from Ms.Da. Although it's already past Mid Autumn Festival, but my heart was filled with warm. Thanks Ms.Da,you made my day.

Lantern delivered all the way from the other side of the world, Singapore

And today, after my afternoon nap, I felt my throat was dry and sore. And addting salt to the wound, today's dinner is Ma La Huo Guo (spicy steamboat). I couldn't resist the steamboat, it looks delicious. So, after the appetizing dinner, the soreness of my throat reach the max. Luckily I'm no longer working in call centre...


Hot hot hot!

I can't talk much now...

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Crazy stuff that you would do only when you are young

Again I was alone in my lab this afternoon, don't feel like studying despite the test is on tomorrow.

Browsing Youtube, and I saw a video related to my high school Pay Fong High School. Wow, nowadays education in PFHS is so different, they even have movie maker project - means your project is to make a movie/video.

As expected, teenager's favourite subject is those spooky one. Nevertheless, I must admit that these little boy boy or girl girl did an impressive job in their project, despite of limited resources.


We may not have the skill, budget, technique,stunt,script or props like Hollywood, but we still do good funny movie....

Along that line, I found videos which are really hilarious, pretty much remind me of my wild young days too.

I believe they were really 'high' at that moment.

Oh yeah, I was part of this too

And I remember clearly that I was still suffering from skin disease then when marching under the superb hot sun and that thick heavy coat. Doubled the stuffiness!

Not forget that the aftermath of carnival for school anniversary was a painful one.


But of course, we totally enjoyed the 2 days of celebration.

Here comes the usual tradition - Xian Jin (Donate/Contribute $$ to the school) must come along with 'special effect' But we didn't do it as kua zhang as this class.



And there are many many more memories which were so dumb and stupid then, yet sweet and sentimental now.

I guess, that was the only time that we have the courage to do all the crazy and stupid stuffs! I miss my school, I miss my unique school uniform, I miss our freedom learning style, I miss the canteen, I miss the days where it is ok for student to tear off the classroom... Huh?!


If I can turn back time, I want to do it again.
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Those were the days...


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

秋分

秋意浓。古人有云:春江水暖鸭先知。我这儿是:秋山风凉朕先觉。

秋分,落叶,渲染着感伤的情怀。老板娘我好像也变得比较多愁伤感。

是的,(叹气)我很感伤,因为。。。明天有考试。(再来一声叹气)

突然想起了张学友大哥一首动听的《秋意浓》,歌词如下:

秋意浓 离人心上秋意浓
一杯酒 情绪万种
离别多 叶落的季节离别多
握住你的手 放在心头
我要你记得无言的承诺
啊~不怕相思苦 只怕你伤痛 怨只怨人在风中 聚散都不由我
啊~不怕我孤单 只怕你寂寞 无处说离愁
舞秋风 漫天回忆
舞秋风 叹一声黯然沉默
不能说 惹泪的话都不能说
紧紧拥着你 永远记得 你曾经为我这样的哭过
啊~不怕相思苦 只怕你伤痛 怨只怨人在风中 聚散都不由我
啊~不怕我孤单 只怕你寂寞 无处说离愁

啊~不怕相思苦 只怕你伤痛 怨只怨人在风中 聚散都不由我
啊~不怕我孤单 只怕你寂寞 无处说离愁


但,我还是比较喜欢这首歌的原版(广东版)的《李香兰》。

New member of the Jungle

AhFaiZai (LogHeadYap) decided to join my thorne, and he shall be the King of Beast Jungle while I am the Queen of Beauty Jungle, it's a perfect combination of Beauty and the Beast.

Thus Pink Leo announces:

By the decree of myself, AhFaiZai shall be the new King of the Jungle, and I shall be the Queen of Jungle. *applause applause*

Please join me to welcome the new member of this humble jungle, we will continue to bring nothing-but-nonsense to all.

Good day and Good bye! *applause applause*

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

刘嘉玲与刘惠玲

刚看了刘嘉玲去年上的康熙来了。天啊,她真是气质美女的典范!巨星就是巨星,所带出来的气质。。。我真的不知道怎么形容。棒棒棒!

Abu说我小时候本来想名我为嘉玲,因为嘉玲嘉玲的很顺耳。可是香港的刘嘉玲太有名了,为了避免我成为众人的笑柄,所以改了刘惠玲。

幸亏她当年没命我为嘉玲,因为香港的嘉玲与我,气质上真的是相差十万八千里!

当然,我会努力的提升我自己,无论是举止,谈吐,外形上,向刘嘉玲小姐看齐!

若我是刘嘉玲,木头叶可不是梁朝伟?说真的,从某个角度看,木头叶还真的有点像梁朝伟。就是那木纳的性格吧。

我这样说,会不会得罪了梁朝伟呢?嗯。。。

此中秋非彼中秋

光阴似箭(小学作文‘常出现的字词’排行榜榜首),这已经是我到El Paso的第7个Monday。

生活开始有了固定的模式:
周一到周四 - 工作,上课,跆拳道,睡觉。偶尔想一想木头叶。
周五到周日 - 既无上课也无上班,在家休息兼恶赶前四天的功课。没事弹吉他,随mp3自己唱免费的K,打保龄球,和弟弟斗个嘴。

原本有点不想继续跆拳道了(老板娘的特点:三分钟热度),因为时间很赶,必须从工作时间抽出两个小时练习,搞得我没时间吃饭。但是,跆拳道的Instructor太帅了,做事认真,又年轻,不知道有没有比我小(年纪)。可是没关系,这个时代姐弟恋是很平常的......又公然搞心理外遇了,哈!可怜的木头叶,娶到这样的老婆,认命吧!你可是签了字要一生一世照顾我,不得反悔了!

潜意识会每天上来随笔一番,真的是我的online diary也。

今天是中秋节,很应景的说:但愿人长久,千里共婵娟。外国的月亮,其实真的比较圆。可是没有好友做伴,再圆的月亮也显得落寞。

今年的中秋,没灯笼,没公司送的月饼,没活动,没木头叶,没气氛。。。 没意思。

这根本不是中秋节嘛,呸!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Food Tasting

He he he he... Despite of my KNS 2nd interview for Ambassador program, I got the position. Now, I can proudly call myself an Ambassador of Malaysia and Singapore... in UTEP.

My first meeting with the rest of ambassadors will be on this Fri. Well, it's not really a meeting though, it's 'Food Tasting' for our coming Food Fair in Oct.

Food, it's definitely my strength.. not because I love to eat ( a lot!) , but it's because I've tasted most of the food from North to South, West to East (coast) of Malaysia and Singapore. As as we all know, Malaysia is heaven of food! Maybe the word 'heaven' is not enough to justify how wonderful Malaysian cuisine are.



A simple seafood meal in kelong (near Pulau Sibu)
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Thanks to my ah-cook Abu (mum), she will prepare a Malaysian local delicacy for the food tasting.

Hhmm... should I bring curry? nasi lemak? satay?chicken rice? cendol? hay-mee (prawn mee)? char kuay tiao? nasi padang? roti canai? wanton mee? ikan panggang? putu piring? ramli burger? ABC? keropok lekor? tau sar pia? laksa? thosai? briyani? putu mayam? teh tarik? bak kut teh? bakkwa?chee cheong fun? popiah? rojak? yam cake?carrot cake? chwee kuay? yong tau foo? yau zha gwai?otak otak?kuih muih? tee ka chor? or ... durian?



Durian indulgence in Penang, fresh from Ballik Pulau
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If I'm going to name all Malaysian food, this blog will go endless..

One thing for sure, I'm NOT going to bring durian, because durian is too expensive durian may not smell pleasant to everyone.


Don't worry, this is not smelly tofu.

Gosh, I'm drooling again. I miss mamak stall! I want to lim teh! I want to be a pig!

My favourite, roasted sucking pig. Yummy!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Aduh!

My left fingers are sore now, thanks to my new guitar. Yeap, that's right, I bought a NEW guitar today. So happy, although I don't really know how to play a guitar (faint~).

I hope I got a good deal for this guitar, with a price tag of USD227.30 that includes:

  • Fender DG-8S Acoustic Guitar
  • Tuner
  • 3 medium picks
  • Shoulder strap
  • Gig bag (soft)
  • Strings
  • Strings winder
  • Instructional DVD
  • Additional set of Martin strings

My new Fender

And later in the evening, Han bought another thing that I wanted so much previously, the Electronic Banking Edition of Monopoly.






Monopoly 'Here and Now', electronic banking edition

As we know, it is a cashless society now. Hence Monopoly has upgraded to cashless system too! You don't see stacks of 'cash' with this game anymore, we use card to credit/debit the money. Cool ya!

When I first saw this electronic edition Monopoly in a Hong Kong magazine on last year December, I wanted to get it so much. However, it was only sold in HK, Aus and UK at that time (not even USA!), so I've dropped that idea.

Now, it's available in USA. It's time for game!

Back to my guitar, I'm thinking on how to maintain a longevity life of my guitar. Any pro guitarist there? please share your experiences o! Should I get some maintenance or repair kit?

Friday, September 21, 2007

西北累!

西北累!Si be tired!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It is an extraordinary day!

Hhmm...ok lar, maybe not to the extend of EXTRAordinary, but it's still a not-so-ordinary day.

Today, officially I start my on campus job-sitting in computer lab. What is my job duty? As mentioned:- sitting in the computer lab. It's such a small computer with 10 computers only, and out of the 10, 2 are Mac. So strictly speaking, I need to jaga the 8 desktops only. Easy huh? True enough, I just need to make sure paper is loaded at the printer, all computers (8 only) are working, people don't steal the mouse or keyboard or speaker or printer paper or.... whatever it is in the lab will do. Thanks for those thieves who steal the computer accessories over past few semester, that's why I got my job.

But come to think about it, what is the costs of 8 sets of mouse+keyboard+speaker+rims of A4 paper? Now that they are hiring 2 persons with paycheck of more than $500 per month (each!), just to make sure those 8 sets remain at the end of this semester.

Anyway, I love my job. Basically, I'm paid to sit there for 19hours per week, while I do my homework or study. And as I'm working in Biology department's computer lab, I have the chance to know people from other field, rather than just stay within the business circle. It's great to listen to those conversations which are not stock+share+investment+loss+profit. Did I just overheard virus, disease, immune, gene ... (Eeerr, it doesn't sound pleasant either). Fine, although it doesn't sound appetizing, it's still good to know few biologist.

Thanks to this job, it's nice to see my $$ increase steadily (See, business person...). I can hear cash register sound *chiching* now...

Han said I'm such a lucky girl, can find a job within a short period, especially I'm a new and international student. Whenever there are $$ to grab, I'll be there!

Money sucker Pink Leo.


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Habis...

Habis liao... I just came back from 2nd interview of Ambassador Program. And I did it like KNS.. My ppt presentation totally betrayed me.

First thing, the nice-best to represent Malaysia spirit-background music was NOT working at all, perhaps due to different pc configuration. It was already a bad start, that made me very gan cheong. I was too nervous in front of 2 directors, my voice trembled as if I'm inside a fridge... Habis habis... I was still praying my perfect ending slide to work when I was halfway through my presentation, it's a Visit Malaysia 2007 video.

Guess what? As concurrence as a bad start, the video doesn't work at all. I was stunt there, don't know what to do. Panic! Worse still, I completely forgotten my backup ppt (which is series of photo presentation that I took in Melaka, Kelong and Penang previously) in case my video doesn't work.

Fine, Bad start+Bad presentation+Bad ending = Bad interview.

I guess I just blew my chance.

Monday, September 17, 2007

人在最无聊时会做什么呢?

What do you do when you are terribly bored? 人在最无聊时会做什么呢?

现在是3.21am。我即不想念书,也没睡意。我现在真的很无聊。翻了几遍youtube,好像没什么吸引得了我的偶像剧。

电脑一直重播着刚下载的歌-林俊杰的‘大男人小女孩’,非常适合夜半无人时分细细倾听。

疑?等等,你刚是说‘下载’吗?啥?你完啦!竟然做这种不道德的事!

唉,在你骂我之前,可以让我辩护自己吗?试想,在这个鸟不生蛋,乌龟也不上岸的El Paso里,会有卖中文音乐CD的商店吗?

答案是:完全不可能!

所以啊,我只好上网购买CD啦!既然是网上购买,也就是说,我无法立即拿到我的CD呀。但是,我又很想立刻欣赏到这首歌,所以,我只好偷偷下载咯!暂时来讲,我还不知道有没有网站有提供付费下载歌曲的服务也。若有,拜托你们一定要告诉我!因为,这对我来说,是一个很大的福音哟!

好,废话一大堆了(都说很无聊了嘛...)。到底,人在最无聊会做什么呢?

我就讲我自己好了。我现在,一面听着好听的旋律,一面和朋友chat msn。感觉真好,太谢谢Internet的发明,真是造福人群。

在和朋友聊天间,也翻看了之前我在Friendster写的blog (http://fuiling6.blogs.friendster.com/), 感觉好奇怪哦!原来我之前也写了不少无聊头顶的话题。纵然我的文笔不太流畅,它还是我珍贵的过去的一部分,是我人生日志的一小段也。

在等待朋友回应之间,我又习惯性的回想了我到目前为止,人生中最开心的日子:高中的日子。

在之前Friendster的blog也有提到:
我想,如果可以回到过去,我会想要回到我高中时候, 因为,那是我最开心,学到最多,成长最快的日子. 当然,也经历了一些不愉快,遗憾的日子.但是,每一次当我回忆高中的日子,我不禁嘴角会扬起微笑。

是的,高中时的画面又在我脑海中浮现起来...

我的初恋对象,你现在过得好吗?很遗憾当时没有好好的把握这段感情。
我曾经暗恋的帅哥(们?可见我不止暗恋一个男生哦!我是大花痴也),现在有固定的交往对象吗?还是孩子都几个了?
曾经和我一起骑脚车上学的男生,听说在国外当起老板了。
那个总是静静坐在一个角落的害羞男生,现在竟然三无不时msn我瞎扯。
长得高头大马的班长,好久没有他的消息了。
篮球队的帅哥们,都跑去哪里了?
常欺负我的贱人,还在一直欺负人吗?
班上哪几个班花,还是一样非常受男生欢迎吗?
那可爱又胖胖的鸡饭后,生意应该做得不错哦!
回去了台湾的朋友,你们可曾想念在马六甲的日子吗?
很会唱歌的PP,身为人妻的日子还不错吧?
曾经留级又常常驾车载我走遍马六甲的大哥哥,几时要当爸爸?
失去联络的同学们,这些年来,你们可曾一丝丝的想起过我?

如果你完全没有想起过我,我,会非常伤心。因为,我常常把你们放在我心上,不曾忘记。

同学,如果你正好看到这篇文章,可以drop我一个email吗?pink6leo@gmail.com。就算没有话题也好,我只想知道,你现在好吗,生活愉快吗,心里也可有和我一样的感觉吗...

不知不觉,1个小时过去了...

今日的身份:容易感伤又念旧的同学

Sunday, September 16, 2007

挺无聊的

挺无聊得,没K唱,没bbq烧,没麻将打,没水好吹...

下星期三要正式开工了。希望日子忙些吧!


刚从ER回来。啥? ER?Emergency Room?


请放心,ER乃Exercise Room也。今天有一堂免费的ER Orientation。既然是免费,老板娘我当然不放过哦!今天的Orietation不错,了解了不少Gym的Do & Don't,出席的人也不多,只有两位-我和我的朋友Marco. 哈哈...大概学校只有我们两个Gym白痴吧!Marco是位从墨西哥来的学生 (物理系Graduate哦!脑筋可好的呢!),英文程度只属小六程度,但是热情是满分的,这和我们马来西亚人一样...(不禁想起一首歌‘我要用马来西亚的天气来说爱你’...)

最近无聊的看了两遍‘换换爱’和 ‘恶魔在身边’,爱上了里头的男主角-王传一和贺军翔。帅哥就是帅哥,多看几眼也不会闷。(叶先生看到这里,大概要气爆了吧? 公然搞心理外遇! 哈哈,你奈我何?我人在远方,na na na na ...) 我想,我是比较喜欢王传一多一点点,虽然以目前来讲贺军翔好像比较红。


左一是帅哥王传一


好,要继续研究Accounting了...Debit是啥,Credit是啥。还有麻烦的Information System,要写一篇文章。对了,还有Business Law的第三章,也得好好深思熟虑一番。


看吧,无聊的生活吧。除了功课,还是功课。真是他X的!



哦,你可能会觉得奇怪,Pink Leo干吗写起中文博客?说真得,once a Cheena-pai, always a Cheena-pai. 用英文的叙述的我心情故事,总是好像无法讲得够味。虽然之前是想说accommodate不会看中文的朋友而写了英文的blog,可是现在,我要诚实地面对自己了。还是‘之乎者也’比较适合我(路人甲:你确定吗?)。

不会中文的chingu (注:韩文-朋友的意思), paiseh 啦 我承认我是鱼贩。

na ni なに (注:日文-什么,啥的意思)?.....不明白?

鱼贩=fish monger。那鱼贩是以什么为生?当然是卖鱼啦! 所以,卖鱼=Sell Fish, 也=Selfish。

明白了吗?

我承认我是自私的。身为朋友的你们,要纵容我的自私哦!多多捧场我的博客哦!谢谢啦!


今日的身份:叶太太兼偶像剧女粉丝兼无聊的学生

Friday, September 14, 2007

在冷热交战之间

多奇怪的天气。白天,热得可以中暑。夜晚,冷得可以结冰。

我每天就和冷热兄弟(或是姐妹)交战。

可是,隐约感觉到,冷兄渐渐战胜了热弟。我的厚毛衣,又要开始忙了。

就快要中秋节了。可惜,在这个美国不美国,墨西哥不墨西哥的城市里,中秋是被忽略的。

中秋被忽略了,那我呢?

我的朋友们,你们,会把我忘了吗?

怀念在Toh Yi周末别墅狂欢的日子,怀念半夜不睡觉唱K唱通宵的日子,怀念三无不时咒骂别人的日子,怀念一起打麻将的日子,怀念一起开心的日子。。。

最怀念的,是你们在我身边的日子。

因为,有你们在我身边,什么冷兄热弟,通通都靠边站吧!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pumpkin Invasion

Today went to Wal Mart with Abu, and we saw various sizes of pumpkin there. At first we thought they are fake pumpkin for decorative purpose only because they look so fake like made of plastic, but the pumpkin are placed in food corner! So out of curiosity, Abu went to ask the staff whether the pumpkin are edible.

Well, yes, they are edible, and they taste good too. Hmmm..I should try that one day.
Why do I see so many pumpkin in supermarket? Because Santa Claus is coming to town.... No lar, It's going to be Halloween lar...


Mini pumpkin which look like toy

Mid size pumpkin
Gigantic pumpkin, that you can craft into scary face

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Happy Birthday Zun Han!

It's 7 Sep again, it's my brother Zun Han's birthday. And today, we have a international student bbq night, so we went there to have some fun. We have food there, beach volley ball (there isn't any beach there, but we played on sand ground), water bombs... and sumo!


Fake sumo


Before we go for the bbq, Abu and I went to buy a birthday cake for my brother. In that bakery (It's a German bakery owned by real German), they make lovely cookies too!
While waiting for the writing on the cake to be done, we look around the bakery and found something familiar:

Alicafe

It's kinda weird when I saw the word 'Imported from Malaysia' as we are used to 'imported goods are from china or other countries'. I didn't know that German appreciate Malaysian tea and coffee too. Haha..

Oh yeah, before I forget, a song to my brother..


恭祝你福寿与天齐,庆贺你生辰快乐,年年年都有今日,岁岁都有今朝,恭喜你,恭喜你!gong zok lei fook sau yu tin cai, heng hor lei sang san fai lok, nin nin dou yao gam yat, suay suay dou yao gan jiu,gong hei lei, gong hei lei.


Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Zun Han, Happy Birthday to you!


祝你生日快乐,祝你生日快乐,祝你生日快乐,祝你生日快乐!Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le, Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le,Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le,Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le!


Selamat Hari Jadi, Selamat Hari Jadi, Selamat Hari Jadi, Selamat Hari Jadi!


See, I dote my brother very much!


Han vs nose digging



Obviously, habit starts from young...

Friday, September 07, 2007

Life is getting busier

While I was enjoying my relax life of not working and having classes after 6pm only, all of the sudden, many things come to me at one go. Interviews, group projects, self-reading (tons of that), fitness class, miscellaneous...

Today is a good day, at least it's a good one for me. I went to 2 different interviews this morning: On campus part time job and Ambassador of International Program.

Lucky enough, I was accepted for the part time job immediately (Hooray!), and start work date is on next Mon. I'm so happy that I can earn my pocket money so soon. But... this leads me to another tedious process of getting a social security number (sort of work authorization permit). Now I have to run to few offices to get things and documents done, but the officers are saying that the earliest that I can apply for my social # is on next Tue. Damn! This means that I can't start work until I have those few important numbers! Sigh, what can I do? I can just wait... and wait...

2nd position that I apply is to become an ambassador of international program, and I can represent two countries; Malaysia and Singapore. I need to go through 2 rounds of interview to present the countries, and the 1st interview was held in this morning, and it was a smooth one. What I need to do is to do well again on my 2nd interview with the big boss. Then I would be able to introduce my country and Singapore to others. I love to do these kind of stuff!

If everything goes fine, I should be able to earn enough pocket money for my expenses like petrol and to establish more contacts. Double up benefits - I get paid and I get to know more people.

And also, I'm taking up Tae Kwon Do class again. Why 'again'? Well, in case you didn't know, I nearly took black belt test for my Tae Kwon Do 10 years ago, but due to busy study and other commitment, I quit. Now, since Tae Kwon Do class is offered as free in UTEP, I shall just go ahead and pick up my punching and kicking skills again... This is also to commit myself to do regular exercise.

With all these activities in place, Pink Leo is not going to update her blog as frequent as it was. Nevertheless, I will try to sneak a little time from my busy schedule to roar here!

Take care folks!


Monday, September 03, 2007

A little significance of my birthday

We celebrated our 50th National Day not too long ago, and there were days where hot topic was 'Negaraku=Mamula Moon?' and YouTube's Negaraku rapper controversy... Whatever it is, I just realized that I'm somehow more related to our national anthem, Negaraku (not Mamula Moon), than others;other than being a Malaysian.

Got this from Wikipedia:
At the time of independence, each of the eleven States of Malaya that made up the Federation had their own anthem, but there was no anthem for the Federation as a whole.......a worldwide competition (of choosing a suitable national anthem) was launched. 514 entries were received from all over the world. None were deemed suitable......The Committee then turned to the Perak State Anthem. On August 5 1957 it was selected on account of the "traditional flavour" of its melody.

Ok, the key word here is 'August 5'. Why? Pink Leo was born on August 5 too. After numerous effort of searching for a suitable song as national anthem then, this was the day that we finally found it!

Well, August 5 was also the day that my mum gave birth of me after hardship of 9 months pregnancy, especially I am the first child.

I love you mum! Although I always give you lots of headache... :p

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Orange Fever

Finally the day has come, the Game Day UTEP vs UNM.


I woke up early yesterday, as in 6am in Saturday. Dad woke up as well at 6am while others were still sleeping soundly. So we decided to enjoy another donut galore in the early.


While enjoying my heavenly donut, I flipped El Paso Times, our local newspaper. No doubt American football is the most popular game in USA, the cover page of El Paso Times was this :-




Not only cover page was about the game, you can find the related news or article in almost every page:-




So, if you haven't heard to 'football' by this time, I bet that you must be 'katak di bawah tempurung'.


Those retailer or restaurant would be worried for their business of the day, because based on past experience, retailer shop and restaurant's business would be very bad, as everyone is gate crushing the game. Some maniac football fan would tailgating near the stadium on the night before the game, while others would reach the stadium maybe 3 to 4hrs before the game. Why would people want to reach the venue so early? Because parking is a big problem when everyone is coming for this game. So you have to come real early to secure a decent parking space. By the way, we paid USD20 for a sheltered parking lot.

Orange is our team color. Of course, I would wear orange to show my support. And I also bought this giant orange hand to enhance my orange power.




A must-props for football game.


Old Bean and Abu join the orange fever


The giant orange hand not only serve as a tool to enhance my orange power, it's also a handy digging tool. Nose digging I mean.



Han and his girlfriend



Home ground


Sea of Orange


Lone Star State, Texas


Go Miners!


Before game starts

As I didn't really understand the game, I find myself half-yawning-half-amused-by-different culture for the first 3 quarter games. The real exciting part was the 4th quarter (last quarter) of the game, where we are 3 points behind our opponent. Pressure started to rise and everybody were cheering hard for UTEP.
Lucky enough, we managed to get 1 touch down and it inverted the whole score board. We won the game!
Miners, you are the best!

Victory cheer!

Minerpalooza 2007

What is Minerpalooza? Minerpalooza is a carnival that held in my school UTEP yearly. What do we do there?



The token to everything

We eat...


Churros! I name it Ang Moh Yau Cha Guai!


We play...

I know you are not going to believe this, but I did hit down the guy 2 times out of 3 throws.




We fight...


Photo taken by me


and of course, it is a great important that you get a good camera man if you want a clear and nice photo of your fighting postures.



Photo taken by my brother


And, last but not the least, we smash car!





Indeed, this is a FREE country. Welcome to America!