Friday, August 29, 2008

Temperamental Women

Grad Night. ICE WORLD. What a theme. More like a mass wedding ceremony minus the grooms.

As trials are coming nearer, I, one desperado, headed off for my first Moral tuition today. How kiasu. But, hey, we're Malaysian. My conclusion from this class is you don't need much brains to answer Moral questions!

One great news this morning. I've been shortlisted for the interview for Taylor's Principal's Award scholarship! I guess Taylor's couldn't contact me so, they called Ka Yee instead. Thanks, Ka Yee, for passing on the message. =) The interview's next Sunday so, I'm pretty nervous that it's just around the corner. The next day.. trials.

A wave of panic spread around the school that trials would begin on the 3rd of September. Ms. Chong sent Jo, Fau and I to confirm it with Physics Lim. She went totally berserk and asked us why did we spread this news around. HUH? Blank. We didn't know anything. She didn't even hear our question. We asked when are those 3 papers not whether trials is on the 3rd, which many people did, apparently. But she just exploded and now, there is grey cloud surrounding BK. Is it set by the government or by Mrs. Ting? What about our study plans? How considerate. Our questions went unanswered. Wrong place, wrong time.

Sure, she was stressed about the timetable and all, as CCL reasoned, but that is no reason to embarass two unwitting students in front of their peers. If teachers can't respect us, then how can we respect them in return? HMM. Temperamental women.

Badminton.. after ages. Gotta pick up my racquet. New strings! =)

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar

AH.

Good news. My phone's fixed.
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Bad news. It'll be stuck in Penang till I can meet my unc.

Captain ball tourney yesterday. I am a ganas player? O.o I wasn't too confident at first with my team but we managed to get a 9 all draw in the first round and a 7-6 win in the second. Great job, defender Kin Ken, star shooter Sze Yuen, goalie Nikitha and spirited players! Let's win it next round!

I'm losing momentum in my studies. Cheers. Helena made me write a report on HELP debate for the English panel. I'm typing it out and reliving the memories of the de- Wait. Isn't that her job? Glory, glory, hallelujah.

In ev'ry job that must be done
There is an element of fun
you find the fun and snap!
The job's a game

And ev'ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! Aspree!
It's very clear to me

That a...
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
The medicine go down-wown
The medicine go down
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down
In a most delightful way!

-Mary Poppins

writingareportisfunstudyingisfunwritingareportisfunstudyingisfunwritingareportisfunstudyingisfun

Monday, August 18, 2008

Slacker Speaking

I should be immersing my head completely in my books but, here I am. AH. Tahniah.

I need help with my Add Math project. HMM.

Here are two of the very few art stuff that my noob self has done this hectic year.

Phui Yan (No. 1 Archuleta fan)'s b'day present. This was aeon's ago..


It's production is still pending.. wish it could be done in a jiffy. =/

Lustre

We returned to Butterworth to take pics with my grandparents with dad in his grad gown. As the Hungry Ghost Festival was just over, many of the celebrations have yet to die down. The giant joss sticks were still up and smoking and so were the triangular flags. We were lucky to catch a Teochew opera by an all-female troupe from Thailand outside the market one night. It was about deciding next year's host for the festival. There was also an altar to the Goddess of Mercy where devotees prayed. They threw two curved halves of wood to decide whether the deity wanted the celebrations next year.

As announced, the theme for this year's Grad Nite is Ice World. UHH. The big buzz that's going on around the fifth formers is "What am I going to wear?" - which is exactly what I am asking. A tour around Sunway Carnival brought no fruits, so, I think I should go to the function in my white PJs. Kidding. =) Anyway, that's not something to be worried about for now. =)

Badminton. TENSE. I missed Chong Wei vs. Hyun-il. In add math, none of us could sit still. I thought I was the only person, other than Weng Hong who was anticipating this match. How wrong was I. The whole MGS group was too! Thanks to modern day tech, we got live updates. I think it was more kan cheong than actually watching it because of the waiting. We all shared the updates by word, little notes and hand signals. In the end, our wira stepped right into the finals against arch nemesis and world No.1 - Lin Dan aka Super Dan. We rushed back from Penang to catch the most anticipated match of the year. Lin Dan, full of confidence, managed to upset Chong Wei 21-12 in the first game. The Chinese' strokes were as confident as he looked and he wrapped up the entire match 21-8 in 19 minutes. While most Malaysians will criticise Lee for a lacklustre performance, I believe he did a great job in reaching such a high level as it wasn't easy at all as some would perceive it to be. After all, he did bring back a silver medal, the first in 12 years. Congrats, Chong Wei!

I'm phone-less for now. Its going for a health check up to diagnose its illness.

I really want to play badminton, but, have no one to play with. SOB.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Swedish Boyfriend

Recently, there has been an unjustified deduction from my phone credit. From RM 1.16 in the afternoon to nil at 12 midnight. So, I paid a visit to our Digi Man. After checking the log, the Digi Woman said that I've been using GPRS and sending messages overseas. I've not done either both. The country code is 406 - Sweden. We just gawked. Mom asked, "Who are you messaging in Sweden? Got Swedish boyfriend?" HMM. I'm can't reload till this is fixed otherwise that Swede boyfriend will rob me. So, I'm so sorry to those who messaged but didn't receive any reply from me.

National Service, hot topic of the week. I missed it but I want to go. Torture? I see it as challenging and fun. Unhygienic with bad food and high death rate? I think that this is pretty good training as Mano said it builds A.Q. - Adversity Quotient. I don't mind the hygiene conditions and the food, because it's not that bad like in my sis's camp! On the "high" death rate, I quote Mano again. When 100, 000 people die, it's statistics. When 1 person dies, it's a tragedy. As long as you have A.Q., you'll survive. I'm actually thinking of applying but Dad thinks I've gone bonkers. But now, I don't think I will because I can only qualify for 3rd batch. Concerning safety, I'm assured that everything will be fine because I have the One Above in me!

To end on a happier note, the Olympics! I've been chasing badminton matches, mostly repeats. Today, it's the semis. It's Chong Wei (MAS) vs. Hyun-il (KOR) and Chen Jin (CHN) vs. Lin Dan (CHN). I'm really hopeful that Chong Wei will make it to the finals against Lin Dan. My sis and I found this pic of Chong Wei on the Beijing Olympic site. Pretty odd.


Before + After = MAJOR transformation

Chin Hui's in my house now, going nuts singing and chatting with her darling. Save me!!! 5 pm faster come!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Do You Really Wanna?

I spent about an hour in Shao Wen's place today after extra class. He said something that made me think that that time spent at his place wasn't a waste of time.

shao: laughs. That's so evil. I never expected that from you.
yiwen: What.. nothing what.
shao: But that's a way to get revenge is it?
yiwen: No la. I mean.. It's okay on the outside, but on the inside, it's different. I can't let go.
shao: That means you're not forgiving.
yiwen: Yeah.. Shucks. That means God won't forgive me too.
shao: Haha. Yep. So what are you gonna do about it?
yiwen: I don't know la. We all learn about dropping relationships that are not beneficial to us right?
shao: Okay. For example, in MSN. Dropping relationships means "deleting" and "blocking".
yiwen: Umm. But now, all I'm thinking about is "blocking" only right?
shao: Yeah. You're not forgiving.. "deleting". So, let go. Delete.

That's probably the right thing to do. But do I really want to? Of course. I can do that but with difficulty though. But does the other side want to? That's uno numero question.

"Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves." -Confucius

Growing older and hopefully more matured has made me change in several ways. I have come to see many things around me. First of all, can the church be a barrier in you walk with God? Surely church brings good stuff - fellowship with Christians, hearing God's Word etc. But currently, I'm not at the peak of my relationship with God and at times, I don't think that church helps. Is the MYF going in the right direction?

I'm not here to condemn or whatsoever. I feel that I'm attending church just because I have to, because of routine, because I'm in the band, because I'm Christian. Sometimes I feel that worship time is just a showcase of talent and I'm not excluded from that list as drummer. Even while playing I feel like I'm a crowd-pleaser providing good music for people to sing. Honestly at times, I cannot see the direction in which the message is going and the relevance of it. There is no spiritually uplifting message, no spiritual food to feed my soul. There was once where I actually thought of leaving church to another to revive my desert spiritual life, but, there's always this fear of uncertainty, the thought of people asking me "why aren't you coming to church anymore?" and also my commitment and responsibility in the band. So much for a CF leader. I need revival.

Secondly, relationships. I guess I've toned down except for when I meet with Jess in MYF. People whom I was once so close to are drifting away like a kite when its string is cut and I'm the one chasing the kite to no avail. Now, I'm slowing down and coming to a halt, making no effort to keep on pursuing that kite, because it all boils down to nothing. Clapping with one hand makes no sound.

"He stands to benefit who makes friends with three kinds of people. Equally he stands to lose who makes friends with three other kinds of people. To make friends with the straight, the trustworthy in word and the well-informed is to benefit. To make friends with the ingratiating (flattering in order to gain favour) in action, the pleasant in appearance and the plausible in speech is to lose." -Confucius

Thursday, August 7, 2008

1 Mouthful

Bad headache today. Skipped BK test not because I didn't study or because I was being an "umpire" for a ping pong tourney like Philip. Thanks Phui Yan for getting the meds for me and thanks Zhi Hui for providing the meds.

I got summoned to the principal's office during Math concerning some discipline case which I am involved indirectly. HMM. But all's well that end's well.

I've got tonnes of chemistry to do so adieu.


You made my day today.
=)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

KL in a Nutshell

Friday - Saturday: BK ORAL QUIZ

We reached Menara Wesley and studied. Really?



We woke up before dawn to get to Catholic High. In the wee hours of the morning, I bumped into Stephanie Ngim, Grace, Ai Ling, Wai Kit and Joshua Teng - the Batu Pahat debater. Small world.

The quiz was great, very exciting especially at the oral part. Jessie and I made it to the semi-finals. Top 30 in the country! Only 5 Perak teams made it. In the end, Kevin-Serene got third and Philip-Shao Wen got fifth. For the Perak Ding Lik Hung trophy, Kevin-Serene (1st), Philip-Shao Wen (2nd) and Jason-Sheng (3rd). Jessie and I missed out for 3rd place by 4 points.



Later, Mom and Dad picked me up and I met Melissa in Lakeview Sports Club, Subang. It's been 9 months since I last saw her. We chatted for 2 hours and took pics together. Well, it'll be a long time till we meet again anyway. When I left, she waved at the entrance and I waved form the car until we couldn't see each other.



Sunday: HOLY HOLY HOLY

We went to Renewal Lutheran Church (RLC), a charismatic megachurch unlike the Methodist churches. Ps. Joshua Yee is a very anointed preacher. So direct and clear. We had lunch at Lorong Seratus Tahun Penang Cuisine, then, back to church for Ps. Vernon Falls' anointing service. This man of God is really great. He prophesies and anoints people with olive oil and healing does take place. Mom was slain and she felt warmth coursing through her body. That's a sign of healing. Later, a sore in her mouth immediately disappeared. I prayed mostly for SPM. As I was leaving, I felt a conviction that I'll get 11A1s. Hopefully it'll be true.

Dinner time at Mungo Jerry - a B.K.T. house. I love the pokari - some pork dish.



Monday: DAY OUT!

It was supposed to be shopping day but we ended up in UM to settle Dad's stuff. We went to the bookshop and I managed to find a rare gem - Basic Rock Rhythms for drumming with all the taugehs! Hoho. Jon's gonna have more work to do!

Then, we went to 1 Utama for shopping, but Mom and I really didn't buy anything. Well, she got a bag and I couldn't find any shoes for the convo. So Dad brought us to Ikano, which is adjoined to the Curve and Ikea. There, I got my first pair of girly shoes. LOL. It's 2 inches I think. It's nice but terrible to walk in. Give me sneakers anytime!

I got to see Reuben again. He can sit up on his own but can't crawl yet. But he loves to jump when you hold him up. He cries when he sees strangers.. me. Later, I visited Aunty JB and Alethea. Haven't seen her in years. She's got her curly hair back and is just the same as she was.


Tuesday: CONVO DAY

The varsity grounds was packed with people. We entered the Dewan Tunku Canselor for the convo. I got to see the Regent of Perak - Raja Nazrin who is the pro-chancellor of UM. He presented the scrolls to the grads. If you scrutinise this pic, you'll be able to see him and Dad.

Lastly, CONGRATS, DADDY!

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