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There's something about you

25/12/2011

There's something about you

That turns me on.
When I think of you,
and the feel of the cool air against my skin,
I bite my lips against my teeth,
And I start to lick my lips.
There's just something about you,
That turns me on.




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Evangelistic Conversation

24/12/2011

Evangelistic Conversation

In the past one week, I've had two completely different strangers telling me they are Christians.

One was at the KLCC food court when I sat down at the table with two indian men. The second one said, 'Dont you say grace before meals?'. Then he asked, 'do you celebrate Christmas?'.

The second incident was when I was at Monash and the man that came up to me to return my overpaid fee by motorbike directly said, 'I am a Christian believer'.

Now, I'm not sure if it was due to Christmas, or that is their interesting way of trying to start an evangelistic conversation.

What do you think?


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Monash Sunway, here I come!

23/12/2011

Monash Sunway, here I come!

My mom was going headed for a fishing expedition and dragged me along. Turned out the car we were going in was not big enough to accommodate the number of persons going...
Luckily it was barely 12ish pm yet. So I was thrown off the group, and had to make the sad decision to head home.

Then I took all my paperwork and documentation and drove to Monash Sunway.

Yes, I finally drive on my own the first in three weeks time. LOL. There was a bit of traffic congestion midway. Remind me to recharge the Touch N Go card with credit so I can avoid the traffic jam!!
I spoke to a Counsellor who took all my documentation and made copies of it to be certified true copy.
I did ask her about the Matapelajaran Wajib which is some nonsensical requirement under Act 555 for all higher education institutions, by the Department of Education in 1996 where all Malaysian citizens have to complete 3 compulsory subjects.

Really, what does it achieve? Harmony is not created through studying. Its through practice, as I realised from conversations with parents of the children of the three to five year old children that I supervise in the Montessori centre.

The counsellor did not say much, but of course, if I decide to graduate in Malaysia, I would need to head back to Prime College to get a transcript for that. Maybe they may take my Institute CECE transcript as substitute instead. That just depends on where I choose to graduate eventually.

She waived the Rm100 for application fee to Sunway Monash! *wee hee* Well, now I have an extra Rm100 for use on more important things!

The application was easier due to the fact that I had previously applied for enrollment to UTS, so all my important documents were there.

The only annoying thing was the fact that the institution required my Year 11/SPM certificate, and apparently I had to declare that I had done Year 12/A Levels. Like really, who bloody cares if you did Year 11 or A Levels when you already have your Bachelors, isn't it???








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Jo in Korea

21/12/2011

Jo in Korea

Jo arrived safely in Korea on Friday with her husband, Ricky.

I decided to ring her, and made a couple of calls to her house but no one picked up. Finally her second sister picked up, so I had no other option but to answer in my pidgin and not very fluent Korean.

The elder sister went on this excited spiel about how my korean has improved heaps. I ended up speaking mandarin to her (she speaks mandarin as well) instead. LOL.

Later I found Ricky on skype. I called him on voice, but the wifi connection was not too good. I think skype texting might be our only stable way of contact unless the wifi connection improves for the better.

They had asked me to go to Korea, but really, I don't need to go to Korea the third time round unless it was necessary. I am hoping they are coming to KL this time around instead.



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Going Old School

Going Old School

So I have recently gone old school. As much as I love technology, it has certainly turned us into horrible social monsters.

Edward, my CG group leader gets really cross when he sees me on my mobile. Even Vincent, the really good looking guy I met recently (yes, that's his name... I hope he doesn't read this!) was mentioning something about it. *guilty guilty*

Even having lunch with Tammy when she is in the midst of work crises and I had to take the phone away from her as she constantly checks her email on it!

I really am guilty about it...haha. So recently, I decided to do something about it. I decided to go off mobile
Msn, and Gchat. It saves heaps on my battery life, so that's a good thing.

When I first discovered mobile chatting on my mobile phone, I thought it was a godsend. But now I realise it comes with its own repercussions. Also in not facebooking everything about our lives leave a bit of mystery for the males to find out about our lives. I think I shall let it remain that way for now.



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UTS Spring Semester 2011 Results are out!

UTS Spring Semester 2011 Results are out!

So University of Technology, Sydney has just released their results
for Spring Semester 2011.

So what were my results?
*Drum roll please*....

International Management- Distinction. (75 marks)

Managing Work and People- Credit. (71 marks) It was a difference of 4
marks for to Distinction *sigh* but better than nothing.
So now its back to serious business. Heh.



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Journal: A Good Looking Younger Chap.

19/12/2011

Journal: A Good Looking Younger Chap.

I miss Jo, my korean friend who is in Sydney. She's flying off to Korea with her hubby (or might have already flown there now). She was my housemate and my closest confidante. But we all have to move on in our lives.

During the fair, I met this young Chinese chap, Vincent. He's very very very good looking. He's also the same age as Courtney Middleton (which is a clue to me only to what his age is). :-)

*Swoons*

He would make the perfect brother. Caring. Loves to tease. Articulate. Ambitious. Idealistic.
He's got a Probationary Driving License though.

Hahaha. He speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, and English well.
When he went to fill the cup with water from the Cameron water cooler, he accidentally overfilled it. He just drank from the same cup and then passed it to me. Without batting an eyelid.

Eh? When I asked him about it, he didn't seem to get it, so I just took it from him and drank from it. Then he went and filled it up with water again. LOL.


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Moving the mountains and seas.

Moving the mountains and seas.

So I haven't dated in a while. Basically, been out of the game in a while.

However in the time I've returned to KL, I've re-learnt some things.

If a man is interested in a woman, he will do all the work.

A guy I used to know used to take the train down from KL to Singapore every two weeks to be with her. He waited on Skype almost every night to talk to her. I think he's now moved to Singapore to be with her and has already married.

If a man can't even spare 5 mins to call a lady he's supposedly pursuing each night, that speaks volume. Its either Talk or Walk.


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Online Trend in KL

15/12/2011

Online Trend in KL

In Australia, a lot of end consumers are turning to online shipping, what with the cost of products in high end malls that most of us can't justify the prices.

The trend in KL I've observed since my touchdown are the many group vouchers that seem to be following along the same line of thought.

Last night I bought a number of items. Including a Nokia e63 battery pack, a pair of pinhole glasses, some food vouchers from Gloria Jeans, tassel earrings.

Quite inexpensive I must say. But I'd advise to pay via Paypal for their 'supposed' guarantee for product delivery and product description.

Yesterday I met up with Tammy Lim (plusizekitten.com) to pass her some goodies. As she is a fan of LUSH, I brought back for her a bath related item. Plus some other magazines, one which was the Australian version of the Woman's Weekly, and the other, Bazaar.


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Debriefing Period

12/12/2011

Debriefing Period

Why do people ask/request the most stupendously ridiculous stuff during my first week back in KL?
Sometimes people can be so impatient.

Anyways as mentioned, my time back here in the first month is just to take a rest. I havent taken any rest during the year as I knew I would be taking the trip back.

I'm just going to take this time to debrief before deciding what to do next. A lot of things have changed. Some subtly, some a bit more straight forward. But everything in stride.

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Casio Sheen watch


This is my new Casio Sheen watch for abt Rm200 plus that I bought from Groupon Malaysia last week.

Was wondering when it would arrive, but it did. It arrived on Friday, I think as my mother took a long time to send it to me.

The metal face has so much reflective sheen that I can't even take a proper picture of it without reflection using my Nokia E63. My phone camera isn't so good, so maybe using a proper camera with the AF Macro mode might help? I didn't try, so I dont know.

So what is it that you want to know about this watch?

I like it because it is big, and the sheen of the metal made it look really nice to look at. It also has a nice pink leather strap that goes with my denim jeans.




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Speaking Bahasa like an Indonesian

09/12/2011

Speaking Bahasa like an Indonesian

When buying the LRT MyRapid ticket this morning, I realised I spoke Bahasa Malaysia like an Indonesian. LOL.

That's from frequent listening to my kids at school, Annabelle Kamadjaja and Oriel Santoso speak Bahasa Indonesian...

The malay teller at the LRT station couldn't understand what I was saying.

Me: kalau mau beli tiket, cam mana mau beli ya?'
Teller: Cik, boleh ulang sekali lagi? Tak faham apa Cik cakap.


Heh....


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My Nepalese housemates in KLCC

My Nepalese housemates in KLCC

Today I met up with two of my Nepalese housemates, Ribesh and Anisha. My mom dropped me off at the Sri Petaling station, where I took the LRT to Masjid Jamek. Then walked down and transited for the station to KLCC.

To go to Sungai Wang, we took the underground train from KLCC, transiting at Bukit Nenas, and taking the Monorail to Sungai Wang.

We ended up not going to Low Yat, Lot 10, Pavilion and only within Sungai Wang plaza, and at Bata shoe shops where everything was cheap. Hahaha.

On our way back where we transitted at Bukit Nenas, we tried crossing the road, but the traffic lights did not turn green even once for us. Granted, the traffic lights at the Bukit Nenas Monorail station was not working, but it was no fixed.

I ended up buying two pairs of heels at Bata KLCC, and Ribesh one for himself. Because they are Nepalese, they could understand hindi. They wanted to try the chinese and malay foods but not the indian ones, as indian and Nepalese culture have their similarities.

Granted that we were walking all the day, we were all tired by the time it was 6pm. Phew!
Anyways, it would be a while before I see them, so it was a good outing for a while. They're heading to Malacca tomorrow. Wish them a good trip!




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Malaysia: Being a smart traveller with local culture

06/12/2011

Malaysia: Being a smart traveller with local culture

I have to say, the new Opera Mini and my Nokia e63 are having disagreements.

Bad Mini Opera!

Anyways, this time around on my trip back, I don't tell people I just came back from overseas. People in service industry seem to think that people like us are good targets with lots of dough.

Tsk Tsk Tsk.

I just keep my mouth shut, and zipped and pretend to know nothing. Then whinge about how expensive the services are. And please never say things like "this only happens in  Kuala Lumpur' except in a language that service people cannot recognise.

Even speaking Korean is not safe.. Sigh.

I have to lie that I am studying korean language in Sungai Wang. People here seem to only think about money. Money. Money.

Sigh.



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Malaysia: Dental Prices Are Exorbitant

Malaysia: Dental Prices Are Exorbitant

Today I went to see the dentist in Mega Mandung, Old Klang Road.

He is not my usual dentist office Doktor Kumar, so it's my first time having treatment in this place.

Anyways, I had a check up and scaling service rendered which came up to Rm30+ Rm120.
It turns out I would need to have five fillings done on my teeth!

Each filling costs average about Rm100? I don't think I can afford that in Malaysian currency. It just costs way too much. I'm going to have to shop around to look for a better quotation.

I finally bit the bullet and drove my mother's car. We drove all the way to Mid Valley...

And its the third day back since I came back from Australia... Hooray!

No more road fright!!
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My new Hotlink prepaid number.

My new Hotlink prepaid number.

So it's Monday now. Finally got over my jet lag. Was real grumpy on Sunday, with three hours difference and not enough sleep.

Today I applied for a Maxis Hotlink prepaid number. Haven't had a prepaid mobile number in KL for ages!

Unlike Australia, internet data doesn't come with your basic prepaid plan. Well, at least with Maxis Hotlink as far as I know. The cheapest is Rm8 for hourly use.

Considering the minimum pay that the average Malaysian earns, I think its highway robbery what the local telcos here are charging for internet.

In Australia, the average minimum pay is aud18 for an adult. A recharge of aud50 from Optus includes unlimited calls to local numbers, unlimited local text messaging, unlimited social website surfing, and aud900 odd to make your foreign calls. That's really a bargain compared to what Malaysians have to pay.

The sim pack was RM8.80. The recharge was RM10. I paid an additional Rm98 for Hotlink 3GB data. That's about Aud33. And that's just for data! The nerve!

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. How unconsumer friendly.

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My new Hotlink prepaid number.

05/12/2011

My new Hotlink prepaid number.

So it's Monday now. Finally got over my jet lag. Was real grumpy on Sunday, with three hours difference and not enough sleep.

Today I applied for a Maxis Hotlink prepaid number. Haven't had a prepaid mobile number in KL for ages!

Unlike Australia, internet data doesn't come with your basic prepaid plan. Well, at least with Maxis Hotlink as far as I know. The cheapest is Rm8 for hourly use.

Considering the minimum pay that the average Malaysian earns, I think its highway robbery what the local telcos here are charging for internet.

In Australia, the average minimum pay is aud18 for an adult. A recharge of aud50 from Optus includes unlimited calls to local numbers, unlimited local text messaging, unlimited social website surfing, and aud900 odd to make your foreign calls. That's really a bargain compared to what Malaysians have to pay.

The sim pack was RM8.80. The recharge was RM10. I paid an additional Rm98 for Hotlink 3GB data. That's about Aud33. And that's just for data! The nerve!

Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. How unconsumer friendly.

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20 mins to take off.

03/12/2011

20 mins to take off.

Its my Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur. Sitting in the plane waiting for plane to depart at 3.40pm on this day in history.

Anyways, the Course Coordinator called me this morning. He mentioned that he has received my score, and my accumulative marks for my International Management unit is a Distinction with about 75marks. Woo Hoo! So happy!

Now just waiting for results for Managing Work and People in a few weeks time?

So this morning, I packed up everything.
Sold my guitar to my housemate Ribesh, who is also carrying my books to Kuala Lumpur. I will be meeting up with him and wife to pick my books up later.

Sold it to him for more than half the price of the guitar since he carried the books. I wasn't sure about carrying it back as there was no hard guitar case, and goodness know what would happen to the guitar if I brought it back. Getting a guitar case may cost a lot, and I didn't have the time to look for one anyways.

My housemates and I took a cab from Narwee to International Airport which came up to about 40aud for the journey shared by three persons.

Was having coffee earlier with Suryanti at Mondreaux Cafe having an ice coffee and hot crispy potato wedges. YUM. Had japanese for lunch earlier. The shop was managed by some korean staff whom I spoke some korean to with.

Ok, so people, see you guys in KL soon. Taa!

Sent from my Nokia phone

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Last day plan on Friday.

01/12/2011

Last day plan on Friday.

Anyways, today I will work out how much space I have left in my luggage bag. I am not going to church on Sunday as I will be tired out from the 8 hours flight from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur.

My plan for Friday.
11am- see my Chiro.

After 11- was supposed to see the Course Coordinator. So, I might only just ring him up and talk to him. (I don't really want to go and see him for any reason at all). This just means that I have to work out my strategy on what to say to him.

- Ring up some mates to have a chat. 
- Have to go to bank and do some transactions.
- Buy some stuff from Woolies.
- Work out some financial stuff with some mates.

6pm- Mia Chan & mates for farewell dinner.
After dinner, Jo & Ricky are heading to my place to collect some stuff.
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