Monday, December 15, 2008

Please...no more Titanic

Man, I have been posting TWO posts only for the past one month.

Exam made my life... lifeless, yeah?

Anyway, Christmas is coming... New Year is coming...Chinese New Year is coming....

Most importantly, my family cruise trip and trip back to Singapore is coming!

Went to apply for a stamp on my passport at Mexican Consulate last week, so that I will have smooth clearance at the Mexico's port of entry at... Long Beach? or Baja? Ha ha, I am not sure either, this trip is fully in-charged and booked by Han, so if he arranged a 'selling the pig' (mai zhu zai) trip for us, there goes for us... You will never see me again if that is the case. Bye~

It will be a short cruise trip between California and Mexico for three days two nights, where we will visit *whatever* studio in Mexico where they filmed the legendary movie, Titanic there.





Hmm, I seriously don't think that it is a good sign to visit Titanic studio on a CRUISE TRIP!

CHOI~ DAI GAT LAI SEE....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It is over!

Yeah!!!! True holidays has come!!! My final exams ended two days ago, and it is now time to relax...

...For 1 week before the results are available next week.

Opps.

I think I did pretty well in the exam, however other classmates might did better than I do.

So, keep my fingers crossed.

Anyway, Friday was another fun day because we had early Christmas party in office. We started this game called 'Secret Santa' weeks ago where each of us is a secret Santa to one of the colleague. So, on Friday, it was when your Secret Santa revealed his/her identity.

My Secret Santa turned out to be Victoria, our lovely graphic designer in office and she gave me a real cool purple turtleneck long sleeve baju. Seriously, Purple is not really my color, however I love this baju a lot!!!

(Sorry no picture because baju went to laundry liao).

Very much that I would like to show those pictures on the party, however after seeing my super rounded face, I decided that, it is good to keep my life under low-profile.

Ha ha.

Gosh, 3 weeks to go before another year come, and I am still way far behind my target of 'slimming down to 55kgs'.

Man, how do (eating chip) those girls (drinking soda) stay slim ar?

I wonder... (dipping my chip into cheese sauce)

Can someone tell me?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Final Exam again

Time surely passes fast, it is time for final exam again.

Nothing special to update for time being, unless you count maintaining the same weight as something special, as opposed to gaining weight.

Ha ha.

Oh yeah, after final exam, I will be going on vacation again. To where? I will let you know soon.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fresh!

I have always been a short hair girl. After trying to keep long hair for 1 year, I decided to raise white flag and returned to my original face.

It was...





This is me now...





Less shampoo, less handling time, more free time to eat study. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Depression hits

I know I have NO REASON AT ALL to get depressed, yet, I am under depression now. Other than talking to jie mei - which they are far far away on the other side of the world - to ease the situation, I guess it is time to seek professional help.

Well, maybe not now. Hopefully this is just PMS, of which I never had before.

Or did I?

Of all the gray things that I am looking now, the only positive side is that we have free counseling service on campus.

Being able to see this tiny strain of positive light, I think I am still curable.

Amitabha!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lost track

Since my last post in recording my weight on 4 Apr, I have been losing track...because I refused to acknowledge that I have gained much weight during the summer holiday.

How can I possibly reduce weight with all the makan and minum in Malaysia and Singapore?

Watch these...

In Cameron Highlands:


Steamboat


Afternoon tea at Boh plantation

In Klang:


The most famous Chuan Bee Bak Kut Teh, super yummy!

In Melaka:


Kian Pin's wedding dinner


Cendol, opposite the Stadhuys (red house)

In Penang:


Curry Mee?


BBQ Chicken Wing and Satay


Nasi Lemak


Ice Cream Toast and Yun-Yong (Coffee mix Tea)


Durian. I think Marian didn't really like durian.


Lok Lok

In Singapore:


Indonesian Grill (the empty plate) and Sour Sop juice


Haagen Daz chocolate fondue


Full course Korean meal

In Tioman:


Every meal is like this, full table of food

During the Kota Kinabalu trip:


Marry Brown breakfast in Senai airport


Yogurt Berry in KK


Bak Kut Teh in KK


Squid sauce spaghetti in Little Italy, KK


Roti Canai breakfast in KK, with my favourite teh o ice limau. Btw, I dream of teh 0 ice limau few days ago. Is that a sign?


Free style food ordering in a market in KK


The end product of free style order


The last meal during the KK trip, luxurious seafood dinner


Not forgetting there were many more delicious food that I forgot to take picture, as I was too engrossed into my meals. To name a few, creamy butter crab, biji biji chicken rice, fried chicken, bak chor mee, teochew porridge,dim sum, roast pork+duck+chicken....

Macam mana to lose weight?

This is where I am now.



I give up.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Lab Rat 2.0

After my previous experience of being a lab rat, I think I got addicted and last week I was a lab rat again, for another research.

Coincidentally, it was on Halloween day that I went to become a lab rat. Let me proudly present... my best Halloween outfit.


The research students are putting the sensors onto my body...


...And onto my carrot legs...


Oh, I hate wearing head band.

After all the setup and pre-test, I was asked to walk on the conveyor belt machine for three times at different speeds, each time for 15 mins. The silver biji biji sensors would detect my motions and they will study the normal gait motion in order to develop their state-of-art instrument. I am not sure if I can say too much about the instrument they are developing. But, it is surely a high-tech device that could save the world!!!

Ok, I am exaggerating again.

In overall, the subject test took me two hours only, pretty fast. Luckily I didn't kena electrical shock, ha ha.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Obama wins. Are you happy?

The general responses that I received were: Yeah, I am happy.

How about you?

For moi, I feel ~o~k~... I am more concern about my job opportunity after my graduation.

Mr. Barack Obama, can you help me on this? please?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Korean pop!

I have two MV would like to share with all of you...

First one is the big hit song currently in Korea - Nobody by Wonder Girls.



Second, is one of my favourite female group singer and I find this MV very interesting. Please make sure you watch through the whole video. Speaking about being big size and not pretty... speaking of me.


Does this remind you of the korean movie '200 pounds beauty'?

Enjoy!

Friday, October 31, 2008

How was the UTEP's International Food Fair?

I have been constantly busy with things - International food fair, exam, paper, assignment,book review,chapter summary,project...

Hu, too many things to take care. Since my previous very depressing post, things have been getting better and I am not that depressed anymore.

Firstly, the UTEP's international food fair. After several sleepless nights and 'food-less' day, I can proudly announce that the food fair was a very successful one. For the first time in the history of our program, we raised 843 tickets = USD843. Based on our records, USD300 was considered the best. Now, I have definitely raised the bar. Huahahaha....

Of course, this can't be done on my one-girl-show only. It requires team work to deliver such good results.

It all started from kitchen...


Aku, with very unglam hair net and Christina from Brazil


Abu joined the cooking too. Ya, she never leave kitchen.

Then, the booth...


From scratch, nada


To fully loaded, can you see the 'people mountain people sea'?

In fact, complaints were everywhere because 'the line was tooooooo long'. Ha ha.


The best team, International Representatives


From left: Sonam/Bhutan, Justyna/Poland, Abdallah/Egypt, Tip/Thailand, Ana Molina/Mexico, Christina/Brazil, Marian/Switzerland, Pink Leo/Malaysia and Julio from another student organization.


Who created this gorgeous poster? Me, of course.


Pink Leo and Justyna from Poland.


From left, Tip from Thailand, Pink Leo, Justyna and Sonam in his traditional Bhutanese costume


Tip had hard time counting the tickets, because it was a lot.


International Education time!


No food, no queue.


Yeap, Marian came to help us although she has already graduated. How sweet. On the right is another Bhutanese guy.


Everybody was so happy with the good results.

Now that I can sleep well, eat well... and add weight well.

I am back to 62.5kgs again. Damn!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Is high expectation good or bad?

"Is high expectation good or bad?"

What say you?

When I was young, parents, teachers, neighbours or even strangers would encourage me to have high expectation.

" You should go for 100% for this exam."

"You should try to be No.1 in the class"

You should this... you should that.

Of course, their wishes rarely get granted, but at least, I don't fail out too badly because I worked hard to achieve the high expectation.

But now, this 'high expectation' is seems having a counter effect, it's hurting me.

Few hours later it would be the start of the International Food Fair, and I have been very stressed on 'doing a good job the best job'. I have this unrealistic vision of ... yeah, we must win the prize. yeah, we must raise lots of money. yeah, we must this..we must that....

As the day approaches, the stress level reaches the maximum point that I am now 36 hours consecutively without eating. Fasting? Dieting? Not really. I lost my appetite FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!

ME? SAYA? FOOD LOVER! NOT APPETITE?

Da surely can't believe this, I bet you.

And now, I keep tossing on my bed and I just can't fall in sleep. I know deep in my heart and mind that 'I must sleep/rest so that I have the energy to do a good job later'.

Yet, my body is not following my mind.

Come and think about it, it is necessary that I set such a high expectation?

Do I get salary increase? No.

Do I get promoted to higher level? No.

Do I get praise for doing a great job? Maybe. So what?

Suddenly, I think I am the biggest fool in the world to set such a high expectation to myself.

Why bother?

I am paid $820 per month regardless of my job performance. Due to the nature of the job, I don't expect pay rise or promotion, and hardly I will get retrenched. All I need to do is just show face in office on time, shake shake leg, go off on the dot, and wait for the $820 bank into my account on the first day of the month.

Why am I stressing myself so much to exceed...nobody's expectation?

Damn stupid me. What a big fool.

My stress level just broke the 100 point marker because of Wall Street Journal:

For '09 Grads, Job Prospects Take a Dive


More depressed now. Alamak!!!!!!

I should have married a rich guy instead.

(Mr.Yap, don't kill me arrrrrr....)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Negative Chi

Negative chi has been invading me for the past few days, mood swing plus constantly feeling sian has affected my study and work life very much. For one day, I can stay up for 24 hrs non-stop to work, for another day, I would sleep the whole day.

I can sense that something is changing within me, regardless physical or mentally. Yet, I don't know what is the 'something'.

Suddenly I realize, I have been staying at home whole day and night for the past few weekends, except unavoidable dining-out time. And I need one meal only per day, and I can't finish the one meal for most of the time. The only thing that make me happy is my constantly dropping weight. But, this is not the way I want to slim down.

This is so un-me. I remembered when I was in Singapore, weekends are filled with exciting activities such as window shopping, karaoke, mahjong, gathering or even just merely staying overnight at my 'bukit timah villa' where it is the main camp place among our 'mou lei tao gang'. As the name suggested, we do nothing but stupid things. Playing Wii non-stop from 12am to 8am is indeed a stupid thing. :)

Moreover, I start to countdown to ... Not Halloween, not Thanksgiving, not Christmas, not New Year, not Chinese New Year, Certainly not cheng-meng, not labour day either, but my graduation day on 16 May 2009. However, shocking news came across me when one of my compulsory classes is not offered on next semester, a.k.a. I can't graduate by 16 May then. I guess this further deepen my down feeling.

I have started to send job application to various organizations, and I only received nothing but rejection letter. The economics downturn has made the job hunting more challenging. Some of my friends even have hard time securing their existing jobs.

SIGH.

Apa dah jadi to gua?

I guess, I am just missing old cheerful energetic Pink Leo in Singapore. I want to leave here ASAP! But this is not an option for me.

Depressed. Si be depressed.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

马来西亚-美国-香港-新加坡

马来西亚-美国-香港-新加坡, 这些地方有什么关系呢?

哈哈,我刚刚感受了Globalization的power啦! 粉红狮我啦,刚刚在香港radio电台-第二台的甜心家族点唱给木头叶听,他们几乎是立刻把我的点唱念出来。好感动呢!木头叶也刚好有听到哦!

一个马来西亚人,在美国一个小小的地方,透过香港的电台,把她的思念传给了在新加坡的老公。

Wow,都说了,有了Internet,是无所不能的。

Sunday, September 28, 2008

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