Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Owl City

Stumbled upon Owl City while looking for music videos to watch on Youtube. The first song I listened to was "Fireflies". One word summarizes my thoughts on that song, "Wow!". After listening to that song, I listened to his other songs and as his other songs are as good as the first one I listened to, I ended up googling him, checked him out on his Myspace, became a fan of him on Facebook and also dropped by his official website. His genre is eletronica/pop and if you're tired of some of the songs you listen to on radio. Listen to his songs for a change. His music is like a breath of fresh air, like taking a vacation away from the polluted city where everyone looks and sound the same.

I quickly became a fan of Owl City within a few minutes or was it seconds. Listen to some of his songs and you'll agree that Owl City is simply amazing, like the one you've been waiting for all these years. Owl City isn't a band. Everything you hear is the work of one guy, Adam Young. Something like Secondhand Serenade, where there is only one guy behind it, John Vesely.

My problem now is if his album is available in Malaysia. Now I'm listening to his songs on his Facebook and those uploaded on Youtube. I hope I can find his albums in Malaysia because I'm not keen on downloading his songs from the Internet and I'm strongly against buying pirated albums, a topic I would discuss another time.

Merry Christmas and have a fruitful New Year!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Looking young

I had English presentation today so I had to wear formal. So when when I was walking out of Kelana Jaya LRT station, a UNICEF promoter stopped me and asked if I'm a student or working. So I guess with formal clothes, I do look a bit more older.

Anyway, I found another advantage to looking young from an article in Malay Mail ("Looking young may mean living longer, says study" 15 December 2009, page 13, World section). According to a Danish study published in BMJ, people who look younger than their years also live longer. The possible bioligical explanation to this is that people who looked younger also tend to have longer telomeres which is a key DNA component linked to aging. So I guess I must have longer telomeres. I wonder what my telomeres looks like. Any medical/biology student can help me with that?

Listening to an album I won yesterday from Broadcast Communication booth. "This thing called jazz and more...vol 1". Truth be told, jazz is not my cup of tea because everytime I think of jazz, I would think of slow songs that make me sleepy. Of course there's an exception to this rule, when Lee Hom sings jazz, it's never boring even though I heard that song a million times. Overall, some of the songs are pretty nice, though some are boring. Anyway, this album is not for sale, it's written there right on the back of the album. While listening to this album, I imagine myself having a romantic dinner in an upscale restaurant.

Some songs in this album are starting to become my favorite,

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Just finished reading this book which I borrowed recently from my college's library. I had to choose between Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This book was written by Khaled Hosseini who also wrote The Kite Runner.

Set in Afghanistan, this book tells about the hardship of 2 women, Mariam and Laila. It's about family and friendship. It gives the readers a glimpse of what life is like in Afghanistan through these two women. While reading this book, we may recognize some of the events.

Overall, a splendid, moving story. Khaled Hosseini is a good storyteller. If you enjoyed reading "The Kite Runner" you would enjoy reading this.

Hope you would read this book and enjoy it as much as I did,

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Big Thank You

A big thank you to my friends and family for birthday wishes, cakes, dinners, lunchs and what not. I really appreciate it.

Exams are coming, decided to take a rest today as I'm feeling mentally tired. Continue tomorrow. I plan to start with OMIS because it's the easier subject to study right now. Actually, English is the easiest is manageable in a good way, not that worried about English, it's my strongest subject this semester. PM will be fine this time round, not much problem with it. My biggest worry is Finance. It's really difficult. That's why I'm mentally tired today. The problem is not with the lecturer, she tried her best. The problem is with the subject itself or maybe me.

Before I get more pessimistic, tomorrow is my OMIS assignment presentation and next week, I'll be presenting on Apple's marketing strategy.

That's all for now,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Amcorp Mall after class

Stopped by Amcorp Mall after class today. Haven't been to that mall for a long time. Wait, the last time I went there was in January this year, but I was there only for a few minutes. I went to Victoria Music Station which is located near the entrance, to collect my Leehom album which I pre-ordered and left.

Today, I spent much more time in Amcorp Mall. I went to Popular hoping to find a book whuch I was looking for but couldn't find it at Popular. I guess I'll have to stick to my favorite MPH. It has every book I want unless the book is out of stock. I also planned to buy an OHP pen because mine ran out of ink but couldn't find any there. :(

Before leaving, I went to Victoria Music Station just to see if Carrie Underwood and Kris Allen album is available. Guess what? it's there. The price is pretty reasonable for an original album. Can't remember the exact price but it's around RM35-RM42. Then I asked for Leehom's Music Man concert DVD. I think so far, it's the cheapest, at RM68. The other stores like Popular, Videoezy are selling higher than RM68. I'll think about getting the DVD. Anyway, my birthday is just around the corner. *hint hint*

Bought a 6-inch Subway sandwich for lunch. I ordered the sub of the day which is meatball marinara. You get to choose your own vegetable and sauce. A 6-inch sandwich is enough for a meal.

Got to go watch some Apple ads for my English presentation.

Monday, November 30, 2009


I actually planned to do my English case study tonight. My lecturer uploaded a video on CSR and then we have to answer some questions based on that video. Nothing wrong with the questions. It's just that the video is more than 6 minutes long, and it take a long time to load and it's hard to pay attention and still remember the first line mentioned by the person in the video. Guess I have a lot of excuses/complains. In a nutshell, I hope that there is some transcript for that video.

Anyway, got distracted, since I can't keep up with someone talking about CSR, I decided to watch the new Lifehouse video, Halfway Gone. Nice song, but then again, I would say any song by Lifehouse is nice. I'm that biased. Their album Smoke & Mirrors will be released on February 2, 2010. I hope that includes Malaysia as well because I planned to buy their album around Chinese New Year time together with Carrie Underwood's and Kris Allen's. Yeah, and around that time I plan to watch that Jackie Chan movie starring Wang Leehom.

Guess what, next year Chinese New Year will clash with Valentine's day.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day trip to Malacca

Went for a day trip with family to Melaka or Malacca (it is actually the same place. Melaka is the BM spelling, while Malacca is the English spelling)

Our first stop is the Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary along Ayer Keroh. Actually, there are more than butterflies and reptiles there as there are also birds, monkeys, apes, a pair of leopard, fishes and insects. It's like a mini zoo.

Then we had chicken rice ball for lunch. The one we had wasn't that good, maybe we just went to the wrong place to eat. That's the same with cendol. So the next time you go to Melaka, bring along a Good Food Guide.

Wanted to go to the Ship Museum but it was closed. It seems that it is closed everytime I want to go there.

Next stop, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum. It was formerly a Baba Nyonya house and the owner is a rich man, after he moved out, he converted it into a museum. There are guided tours but for only a small group of people at a time. I was lucky to get in, joined the last tour for the day. It costs RM8 for an adult. The guide will take you around the house, explaining about the Baba Nyonya culture. Parts of this museum was used as a setting for a Singapore TV series, Little Nyonya.

After that, we walked along Jonker Street. Bought some pineapple tarts and tried the not-so-tasty cendol.

Later on, we went to Menara Taming Sari which is a revolving observation deck from a height of 80 metres.

Had dinner at Ole Sayang for some Nyonya food, this restaurant is popular judging by the number of people who eat there. It's hard to get a table unless you're willing to wait or reserve a table in advance.

Last activity for the day is the Melaka River Boat tour. Take the one from Taman Rempah if you don't like waiting as there are less people taking this tour from that stop. There's another one near the ship museum (that's what I call it, I'm not sure what is its actual name as I never got the chance to go inside.) This stop has more people.

Enjoy your weekend,

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Love language and learning style

While taking a break from studying for my Performance Management test tomorrow, I decided to take 2 test online. One is on my love language which my pastor mentioned today and I decided to check out which love language am I. And the 2nd test, learning style which is to find out the best way for me to learn something.

Love Language.

There are 5 love languages namely touch, words, quality time, gifts, and acts of service. My primary love language is acts of service while my secondary love language is words of affirmation and quality time as they both had the same score.

Learning Style.

My strength is in verbal-linguistic which I guess is pretty obvious. Followed musical and intrapersonal.

Wishing all my classmates, all the best in their tests next week!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Marley & me

Just finish reading Marley & Me: life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan. Finished it in the college library while waiting for my lecture to start. I had to hold back my tears while reading the last few chapters because I'm in the college library and crying there and then is not something I envision myself doing. Furthermore, I don't want people to stare at me. I can understand how the author feels when Marley passed away. You're not only losing your best friend but also something that's been part of you. You watch him grow and know him inside out. He's a big chunk of your life.

I find some of the things Marley did in this book amusing and laughed at some of Marley's antics which I also mentally compared to my own dog. Sometimes I think that my dog is the world's worst dog but he's also my closest friend.

And yes, like Marley, my dog is afraid of thunderstorms and in my dog's case, fireworks too and in Malaysia we experience thunderstorms pretty much all year round and at every celebrations like Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali there's bound to be someone setting of fireworks and firecrackers.

My dog has also destroyed a some things in my house like shoes, curtains, fences and what not. But besides all his shortcomings I still love my dog.

This is one book I can relate to on a personal level and once you start reading this book, you'll find it hard to put down and might even consider adopting a pet.

I enjoyed reading every page in this book.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Took 2 tests today

Had my OMIS test first thing in the morning. There was only 1 question which consists of 25% but I'm not sure if I can get full marks because my answers in part (c) or was it (d) , the question that was about application packages, was kind of not-so-accurate. Anyway, OMIS case study usually depends on how well you can crap but to be able to be a pro at crapping, you need to know the subject inside out to. If not you'll have nothing to crap about.

Just took an English assessment test on Jobstreet. Even though I did better than majority (and I'm not kidding, they had the statistics to prove that.) I don't think I did that well. I think my standard of English is dropping. I guess I need to read more often. I used to read a lot in secondary school but then again, I had loads of time to read then. Now, everyday, assignments, tests, final exams and other studies related stuff will be on my mind. Anyway, no use complaining here, better improve my English before I head of to UK in a few years time.

To end on a high note, Universal Studios will be opening in Sentosa Island, Singapore next year. This means that if I plan to go to Universal Studios in the future, I don't need to go all the way to US so I can save some money. But then again, I won't be saving much as entrance tickets to amusement (or is it theme? what's the difference between amusement park and theme park anyway) park is not cheap. Haiz.

Need some music to forget about these never ending worries and stress from my mind,

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Meeting role play over

Had meeting role-play for English today. Made a few mistakes but oh well, no one noticed, not even my own group members and my classmates said that my expression was very good, that I make a good actress. My role is a marketing manager from hell, she tries to look down on other people, and won't take any responsibilities for her own mistakes. The kind of colleague or boss from hell. I had to be angry and fierce in one of the parts and I think managed to not only look scary but sound scary as well. I hope I did Lee Hom justice at the part where I had to convinced them that Lee Hom would make a better brand ambassador over Lam Fung.

So I guess if I can find a job as an accountant, I should try acting, who knows I might be the next Datuk Michelle Yeoh. (oh, dream on)

The song that keeps playing in my head right now is Already Gone by Kelly Clarkson. I know it sounds a bit like Halo by Beyonce but I can relate to the lyrics in this song and the music suits this song. Watch it on Youtube:

I think the song is about being together with someone where you know that the both of you aren't meant to be together and letting go of that person so that he/she could be happy. I think we all face situations like this once in a while, don't we?

Got to wake up early tomorrow,

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Completed the Twilight Saga

Finished reading the last book, Breaking Dawn last night. Happy ending. Somehow, I don't want it to end. There were still some things which I think Stephanie Meyer wants us, the readers, to imagine ourselves. Like not that Bella doesn't age, what will Charlie's reaction be? Or Renesmee when she grows up, what will she be like? What about the Volturi? How long will they rule? etc. etc.

Overall, I find the first book, Twilight the best, followed by the 4th book, Breaking Dawn. Something seems missing from New Moon, I can't put my finger on it however, I find it emotional. Eclipse was OK.

I know most people like Edward but I prefer Carlisle.

Can't wait to watch New Moon at the end of the year. Watch the trailer on

Going to read some of my friends' blog and then continue calculating financial ratios for Finance assignment.

Happy Halloween, have fun!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nokia N97 mini

I saw the advertisement for Nokia N97 mini on my blog and decided to click on it to check it out. The only thing I could not find is the price which is the most important factor for me when it comes to not only buying a phone but to everything and anything.

One thing I like the Nokia N97 mini is that it has everything I want in a phone and then some. It is cool, isn't it? I would prefer a smaller phone compared to a bigger phone because firstly, I'm a woman. I don't find it womanly carrying around a big phone. Furthermore, I don't like oversized things like oversized bags, oversized wallets however, I prefer oversized sunglasses, better sun protection.

Ok, enough talk about something I can't afford right now. To check out the Nokia N97 mini visit: How I wish I have an oversized bank account.

Got to go back to analyzing financial reports for my finance assignment.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I'm never gonna do this

After reading Beyond Ugly by Constance Briscoe, I'm never going to do cosmetic surgery, ever. Unless I'm involve in an accident or something which requires me to have one.

Her detailed description of the surgery is so, well, makes me want to say "yuck!". And yes, it sounds painful. I have also read articles in magazines in the past on cosmetic surgery gone wrong, and the patient had to suffer blood infection, which kills.

The conclusion is, cosmetic surgery to me is costly and risky.

Never going under the knife

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Do I really look so young?

I was walking out of the LRT station when one of those salespeople approach me, she ask me if I was in Form 4 or 5. I told her neither, I'm in college. She didn't believe me and said that I'm cute. I really don't like people mistaking me for looking younger than my real age, not at this age. But there's nothing I can do about it, all those creams and what not sold in the market are for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, anything that can make us look younger. There's nothing to makes us look older. At least, I haven't come across any yet.

I do want to look older at this age, look mature. That's why I put on make-up sometimes, so I don't look so much like a teen when I'm not. Maybe there are good things about looking young. I don't need to worry so much about looking old, at least no one ever mistaken me for looking like I'm twice my real age. And other reasons like being the one who is being look after not the one who has to look after someone.

OK, back to the salesperson in the LRT, actually she wants to sell me a product which cost around RM15 or RM35, depending on which product. So I told her that I didn't bring any money to college because I only plan to attend classes and go straight home, not planning to spend any money. So I don't have a single cent with me. It's kind of true, I have gone to college without any money before, usually if I only have classes in the morning and will have my lunch at home.

Speaking of looking after, it reminds me of the song by The Fray "Look After You". (

Will you look after me?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Horrible result

I took this Cyber Crimes Quiz on Discovery Tech which is part of Discovery Channel online.

Guess what my results was?

I got only 2 out of 10 correct. Here's what the summary of my result says:
0-3: Horrible
Do you even own a computer? You should DEFINITELY put your credit card on ice, and then click on the "Take this Quiz Again" link below.

Uh-oh, I guess this means that I need to start reading news on cyber crime. Ignorance is not a bliss in this case, look where it got me. And yes, I'm not going to do buy anything online until my result on the Cyber Crimes quiz improves.

You can take this quiz by clicking on this link:

Hope that you get a good score!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Romantic love song

I'm adding Longer by Dan Fogelberg to my list of love songs. It's so romantic and the music is perfect as in it suits the song. I sometimes feel that this is God's love song to me. Would be romantic if my future lover serenade this song to me.

- Dan Fogelberg Lyrics

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Your Road Map for Success

I used to wonder what is success? I thought it was about accomplishing something, but I was wrong. I found the answer in the book, Your Road Map for Success by John C. Maxwell. Success is defined in just 3 lines.
Success is...
knowing your purpose in life,
growing to reach your maximum potential, and
sowing seeds that benefit others.
Another thing that stand out while I was reading this book is the code of persistence written by Harold Sherman, author of How to Turn Failure into Success.
  1. I will never give up so long as I know I am right.
  2. I will believe that all things will work out for me if I hang on the end.
  3. I will be courageous and undismayed in the face of poor odds.
  4. I will not permit anyone to intimidate or deter me from my goals.
  5. I will fight to overcome all physical handicaps and setbacks.
  6. I will try again and again and yet again to accomplish what I desire.
  7. I will take new faith and resolution from the knowledge that all successful men and women have had to fight defeat and adversity.
  8. I will never surrender to discouragement or despair no matter what seeming obstacles may confront me.
I had a meeting with the external examiner and someone from CIMA today and one of the things that they said which can help us in our learning is to read a lot. I can't disagree. You'll not only learn more things, your writing skills and thinking skills will also improve greatly.

I love to read,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Camp Rock

Watched Camp Rock last night. The storyline was so-so. But I like some of the songs in the movie. My favourite is "This Is Me" by Demi Lovato. I heard her name a couple of times, at least now I have seen her movie and know how she looks like. The music video is to wide for my blog so I'll just give you the link. I actually prefer the scene where she sang this song while playing the piano.

This Is Me:

Class started today,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Back from camp

Got back from CF camp few hours ago. Got bitten by a leech on the first day of the camp while playing games.

The games and stream-trotting was fun but tiring. My sports shoe's sole came out while stream-trotting and since I brought along only 1 pair so while playing the obstacle course, it was quite uncomfortable. My body is aching now especially my arms and legs and butt (I slipped at the waterfall).

The speaker was really good. His message was really straightforward and I can sense God speaking to me through him in certain areas. It's really a wake up call for me. Let's hope I don't press the snooze button after the camp.

Food was good too. I met many new friends there, and got to know old ones better. One of the session that I like is the "car wash" session, where we had to go up to our group members and say the positive things we see in them. A very encouraging and touching session for me.

I think the theme for this camp is unity and yes, I believe we managed to achieve that in the 4 days and 3 nights.

Had an awesome time at camp and now having problems downloading next semester timetable which starts next week,

Friday, September 25, 2009

Talent is never enough

Here's a must-read for all you talented people out there. I believe everyone is talented in something whether it's music, sports or photography just that you haven't discovered it yet.

During my semester break (by the way I'm having my semester break now), I read Talent Is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell.

In this book you'll realize that talent alone is never enough, to go far, you'll need to be a talent plus person. Here's the formula to be a talent plus person.

Belief + Passion + Initiative + Focus + Preparation + Practice + Perseverance + Courage + Teachability + Character + Relationships + Responsibility + Teamwork = Talent plus person

Reading Breaking Dawn,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Man in the Mirror

I like Wang Leehom's version of Man in the Mirror. Originally sang by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I like his interpretation of the song and the video he put together. Whenever I listen to him singing this song, I somehow just want to listen to it. No multitasking. I hope you get what I mean.

I think he did justice to this song. Did not massacre it. I hope he includes this song in his next album.

Wang Leehom's Man in the Mirror.

By the way, this is my favourite Michael Jackson song,

Shopping whole day yesterday

Was out the whole day yesterday.

During the day I went to Pavilion and KLCC. Nothing much to do in Pavilion, for me, because I don't really buy high end, designer stuff. Did more shopping in KLCC. Had lunch in Manhattan Fish Market. I ordered Fish and chips which was enough to last me till dinner. For drinks, I had espresso which I didn't really like.

Bought some t-shirts from Giordano. Now my style for t-shirts are slogan/statement tees. It keeps changing according to my taste. Saw a bag that I like in Parkson, will it in KIV, you know in case I really need it few months later or next year. Saw Leehom's Music Man DVD in stores. There's a special limited edition and also a normal one. The special edition comes with a Leehom figurine for RM109.90. The normal DVD is at RM69.90. I checked the price at a shop in 1 Utama, it's the same price there. Went for Music Man concert few months ago, enjoyed the concert, would be good if I could watch it close-up because my seat was quite a distance from the stage and I had to watch from the screen in front.

Was at 1 Utama until it closed. Closing time was pretty early, it's not even 10pm yet and shops are already switching off the lights and everything. Just did window shopping there.

Have a good day,

Friday, September 18, 2009


I just watched Up. Didn't get to watch it in 3D, but it's ok. I think this is the best movie I watched this year. Maybe the best Pixar movie yet. Enough said.

The list of company for practical training is available on e-learning already, advanced diploma friends, please take note.

I haven't decided which company to apply to yet. Still thinking.

Selamat Hari Raya,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The 8 Laws of Style

Not too long ago, I wrote on Victoria Beckham's 10 Style commandments. This time, also from the same magazine but different issue, Glamour November 2006, is some fashion advice from Michael Kors. In case you haven't heard of him. Michael Kors is a American fashion designer, judge on Project Runway and has his own label.

Here are his 8 laws of style which I think is still practical today as it was in 2006.
  1. "Try out your entire look in advance - not just your dress."
  2. "Edit down your wardrobe to what you really love and know looks good on you."
  3. "Quality doesn't have to be expensive. Things that are well designed come at every price 'honest'"
  4. "Shop at stores with liberal return policies."
  5. "Have a signature piece. It's the most classic way to look chic."
  6. "Get your clothes tailored."
  7. "Spend on the timeless basics you wear consistently; go cheap on the trendy stuff."
  8. "Be irreverent!"
Exams Over!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still having exams

I'm sorry for not updating for a long time. Exam season now. Just had Financial Accounting paper yesterday, will be having my next 2 papers next week.

I like this new single "Mess of Me" by Switchfoot from their new album, Hello Hurricane which is not in stores yet. I'm not sure when it'll be available in Malaysia. The song is really cool.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs recently unveiled new ipods at an Apple event. I like the new ipod nana even though I haven't seen it yet. It comes with video camera and the price has been slashed, this means I can afford one soon without burning a hole in my pocket. Other than that, it has an FM radio that can be paused live, voice recorder and a built in pedometer. Read the rest of the article:

Can't wait to check out the new ipods,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fallin' For You

I like this new song by Colbie Caillat, Fallin' For You. I like it because the lyrics is honest and the song makes you relax and sing along to it. She looks a bit like Jennifer Aniston in this video.

Watch it:

Everyone in my college is having the exam fever, my 1st paper is on 9/9 and ends on 17/9.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Victoria Beckham's 10 style commandments

I was reading Glamour UK 2006 issue when I came across this article. I like Posh Spice style, I think she has a good taste in fashion. Well, she could make a Miss Selfridge dress look like a Gucci dress. Furthermore, she will be guest judge on American Idol season 9. Other celebrities style that I like are Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Let's get straight to the point. Here's her 10 style commandments. I think even though it is written in 2006, it might still be relevant today.

Rule 1: Visualise your overall look.
Rule 2: Shop the world.
Rule 3: Borrow from another era.
Rule 4: Invest in some timeless classics.
Rule 5: Find your own fashion fail-safe.
Rule 6: Accessories are the bare necessities.
Rule 7: Dress from the inside out.
Rule 8: Be brave and customise
Rule 9: Trust in a few faithful opinions.
Rule 10: It's fun to experiment, but follow some classic style must-dos.

Finals in a few weeks time,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Love Drunk

I like this song from Boys Like Girls. In case you're wondering, the girl in this music video is Ashley Tisdale. She acted in High School Musical as Sharpay. She also has a role in Aliens in the Attic which will be released in Malaysia on 13 August 2009.

Got to continue doing my FA tutorial,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Relationships Part 1

I was browsing Gwyneth Paltrow's newsletter on for recipes and I manage to find one that I like which is on making sandwiches (vegan lunch), though I won't follow it exactly, I'll make some changes here and there in situations where I can't find a particular ingredient or don't like a particular ingredient. Then another article caught my attention and I went on to read it and I find it really good.

It's about long-term relationships. Anyway, personally when I enter into relationships I enter with a hope to marry that person someday. I would also settle for someone who meets my expectation or whatever criteria that's on my "list" not for someone lesser. Maybe that's being a bit of a perfectionist no wonder I haven't found anyone suitable yet. But it's alright I can wait.

Read the full article on Relationships Part 1. Will update will part 2 comes out.

To all my programme mates, all the best in your coursework test next week!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Went to TGV in KLCC after class today with my classmates to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Since I know most of you don't like spoilers so I won't reveal any. What I like about this movie is the visuals and the cinematic effects.

Found out that there's Subway and kebab in the foodcourt in KLCC. So just in case I have cravings on a day that I'll be going to college, I know where to go to satisfy my cravings. Saw a white guy eating with chopsticks for the first time. Really surprised I must admit. He didn't hold it the right way, anyway so do I.

No test next week and submitted Decision Management assignment today. However, I still can't procrastinate because I have to study for Financial Accounting and Business Taxation test the week after next.

Not sure if I should go for my secondary school classmate's farewell. Most of my friends, the ones I usually mix with are not going.

To go or not to go,

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Beautiful music

For the past few days, this song, River Flows in You by Yiruma took my breath away. It's a beautiful and soothing song. Whenever I listen to it, I just want to put everything that I'm doing down and just listen to it. It helps me relax especially since the past few days was hectic which so much assignments, tutorial questions to do.

You can watch the video on Youtube. (


L'oreal De-maq expert Cashmere-Milk Expert Make-up Remover

My make-up remover finished few days ago, so now I'm using a new one by L'oreal. I find this one better than all the other make-up removers I used before. I like the scent and it's gentle on my skin especially when removing waterproof make-up on my eyes. When I used it to remove the waterproof mascara on my eyelashes, it comes off quickly.

Friday, July 10, 2009

I get it now

Last year, a number of my girl friends got crazy over Twilight, the movie, the books, the cast etc. Some were even willing to search every bookstore in town to look for the books because due to the strong demand, some stores had already ran out of supply. Some also bought online. I also had a friend who watched the movie a few times.

Things I won't do, which includes watching the same movie a few times in the same year, let alone the same month. Or searching high and low for the books.

This week, I finished reading the first book, Twilight and I can't wait to read the next one, New Moon. My mother borrowed this book from her student so I didn't buy it.

Anyway, I bought this pair of shoes from Larrie last weekend and when I tried it on, it was oh-so-comfortable. There was an article in The Star ( on this brand. By the way, this brand is a local brand. Talk about Malaysia Boleh!

Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Few hours of rest

Had the last test for this week, that's Financial Accounting. I think I'm more prepared for Financial Accounting than Decision Management. Anyway, I had to start doing my Decision Management which I need to submit in 2 weeks time. It's a team-based assignment so it's still ok, at least we can share the burden. It's really tough, at least, my senior helped me kick-start the whole thing by explaining the assignment to me.

I like this song by Taylor Swift, You belong with me

I like a lot of Taylor Swift songs.

Busy week ahead,

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I here time whooshing by

Time really flies. Now I only have a few days left to study for Decision Management test on Monday, Business Taxation test on Wednesday and Financial Accounting test on Friday. Of all the three subjects, I'm most worried about Decision Management because it's the toughest so far.

Anyway, you can now view my Facebook by clicking on this link which I just created Facebook is getting cooler and cooler by the day.

By the way, I don't twitter because I won't update regularly and will probably become end up dormant.

Thank God it's Friday tomorrow,

Friday, June 19, 2009

An angel

I like this song that I have been listening to over and over on the radio. It's Halo by Beyonce.

I've met some not so good guys and good guys but all the good guys that I met, they are like angels. This song is dedicated to the good guys that I met.

I'll be having tests for all my subjects in 2 weeks time and I have lots to study. Advanced Diploma is way different than diploma, furthermore it's tougher. I need to have better time management.

Need to wake up early tomorrow, will be supporting my seniors who are taking part in CIMA Business Challenge.

Blessed Father's Day

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Italian food

I really like Italian food, and that's probably one the reasons why I want to visit Italy one day.

Few weeks ago, I had dinner at Buonasera in SS2, their chef is an Italian (from the name card they gave me, the name sounds Italian) and they boast that they sell authentic Italian cuisine. Try their pasta with cream sauce. It's really to die for. The cream sauce is really delicious. Next is their lasagna which one reader recommended in Star Sunday Metro, Foodies section. I didn't try their lasagna there, but other than pasta, I like eating lasagna too, just like Garfield.

The first time I had lasagna was when one of my friends made in way back in secondary school. I haven't seen my friend for a long time, ever since she went to study in university.

Last weekend, when I was home alone, I ordered 2 large pizzas to last me the whole day and breakfast the next day from Domino's pizzas. I wanted to try the NY crust because it's new and it has the word "New York" in it. I didn't read the description carefully because when I opened the box, the crust was actually thinner than the Classic Hand Tossed. I prefer my pizza crust thick. After eating so much pizza, I'm not sick of pizza yet.

My senior will be leaving to UK today for the transfer programme in SHU. Arrivederci Andy! :)

Let me know your favorite Italian restaurant in Klang Valley,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Buy secondhand car, save environment

I read 2 articles on on how buying a used car is actually greener than buying a hybrid. Besides, it's also cheaper to get a used car as a hybrid cars costs a bomb. Read articles here and here.

If you're currently living in Malaysia and after reading the article above and made the decision to get a used car, check out It has a variety of cars listed there from BMW to Perodua. After all, according to the website, it's Malaysia's Largest Car Classified.

Will get a used car when I can afford one,

Monday, May 25, 2009

1st day of a new course

I'm currently doing Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting, also known as the CIMA programme in TAR College. First day today, and I also got selected as the Assistant Course Rep for my course.

Saw this video on Kris Allen, winner of American Idol season 8 facebook page. First heard this song at passion conference last year. Good to hear it from Kris. This song is going to get me going throughout my whole course.

God of this city - Kris Allen (he's not the original singer)

Greater things are yet to come,

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Monster vs. Aliens

Went to watch preview screening for Monster vs. Aliens in 3D at KLCC last night. It's not out yet, it's just a preview screening, it will be released in cinemas in Malaysia on 28 May. So be patient.

The hall was fully packed. For the first time, there was people seating at the 1st row.

It was really funny. I wonder why aliens like to land in US. Think: War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still...

Anyway, this movie is about Susan who got hit by a meteorite and it caused her to grow and turned her into a monster. So she was put into this prison for monster where she met other monsters. Then one day, an alien decided to attack the earth, so the government decides to release the monsters to fight the aliens. In the end, the monsters save the world.

My favorite character would be B.O.B. His character is the funniest and most interesting in this movie.

If you plan to watch this movie next week, I highly recommend you to watch it in 3D.

It's a happy day because Kris Allen won American Idol,

American Idol season 8

This is the results for the finale: Kris Allen vs. Adam Lambert.

Kris Allen won. Congratulations Kris! Looking forward to your album!

Kris Allen fan,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

David Beckham: My Side

I think David Beckham needs no introduction. You probably know who he is and how he looks like. I've been reading his autobiography which he collaborated with Tom Watt.

I'm not a fan of football, in fact I hardly watch football except for a few matches that were on TV at the Mamak. I watch World Cup too but it's usually the finals. Nope, and I don't know much about football.

You are probably wondering why I read this book. Well, I wanted something to read during my free time and I saw this book in the library so I just pick it up to read.

In this book, he writes about how he love football as a kid, started playing for Man U, his family, his ups and downs, some of the things he experience just because he's famous or because his wife is one of the Spice Girls, and him joining Real Madrid. He wrote it in an honest way. Something David Beckham fans might want to read.

Been spending my free time reading,

Saturday, May 16, 2009

On Kris Allen's side

I'll be supporting Kris Allen this week for the finale of American Idol season 8.

I think he's a talented singer, who dares to take risk, and he's creative and knows how to make a song his own, and his version of that song rocks too! Furthermore, I feel comfortable when I watch him perform, so I can buy his album, listen to all the songs in his album because it won't make me uncomfortable, or turn down the volume or go to the next song. I think I can watch him perform 1000 times and not feel bored. He can also play various musical instruments. I admire him for his passion and musical talent.He's also a humble person, down to earth and has a wholesome image.

I first notice him when he sang "Man in the mirror" during one of the group performance week. That performance made me sit up and continue to watch him for the rest of the competition until next week.

My favorites are (in no particular order): Man in the mirror, To make you feel my love, How Sweet It Is, She Works Hard for the Money, Heartless, Ain't No Sunshine, Come Together.

I would really want to vote for him but unfortunately, I can't because I'm not in America. So America, I'll be depending on you all to vote for him. Thanks in advance!

My vote for Kris Allen,

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Music Influence

I read this in Cleo, May 2009 issue.

It says that according to a US study that compared students' SAT results with their fave music, fans of Beyonce music came out second last. At the last spot are fans of Lil Wayne. Classical music fans scored higher than anyone else. Also credited with above-average intelligence are fans of bands like Radiohead and U2. Fans of Aerosmith and Nickleback, however, scored rather low.

It didn't say anything about fans of Wang Leehom, Carrie Underwood or Lifehouse. Hmm...wonder how smart are fans of their music.

Maybe I should listen to more classical music in order to pass my CIMA exams with flying colors.

Anyway, I like this version of How Do You Sleep by Jesse McCartney featuring Ludacris. I like guys who wear aviator sunglasses, it makes them look cool like Jesse McCartney and Wang Leehom.

Today is my lucky day because Kris Allen made it to the Top 2 on American Idol.

Love and music,

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Extraodinary Pantene Commercial

My friend sent me this video few days ago. I really like it. First, the played my favorite classical song, Canon in D but when I listen to it in this video, the feeling was different, I get teary-eyed. Second, I like the message, especially her conversation with one of the violinist playing on the streets.

Girl: Why am I different from others?
Man: Why do you have to be like others? Music is a visible thing. Close your eyes. You'll see.

Hope you enjoy this commercial as much as I did.

On a lookout for more touching commercials like this one,

Monday, May 11, 2009

Why do we have to pay taxes?

As I was reading Romans 13 today and came across verse 6 and 7 which says," This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. (NIV)

Reading these verses reminds me about a client I had at my work place who asked why does he have to pay taxes. If I had read this verses earlier, I might have quoted this verse to him.

Anyway, the textbook answer is a part of our earnings contributed to the government to enable them to meet expenditures for the benefit of the people.

Just finish reading Talk to the Snail by Stephen Clarke. I find it funny. Don't go to France without reading this book! ( according to the back cover of the book.)

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Financial Goals

Been using my free time to read Money Sense which I downloaded the PDF version from AKPK website. Currently reading the chapter on financial goals and want to share some of my financial goals with you. I believe everyone have at least 1 financial goal. It may be something small like being able to donate RM100 to charity every year.

Here's mine:
Short-term goals (less than one year)
  • To save RM200 to buy that handbag that I spotted at UParkson.
  • To buy Lifehouse and Carrie Underwood latest albums which will hopefully be ready this year.
Medium-term goals (1-3 years)
  • To go for a vacation in Sarawak. I have never been to East Malaysia before and I'm a Malaysian.
  • Buy an electric guitar/an acoustic guitar.
Long-term goals (more than 3 years)
  • Buy myself a life insurance.
  • Invest in unit trust/mutual funds.
Now that I have list down some of my financial goals, it's time for you to write down yours. I hope that I can achieve all my financial goals.

A little update on Wang Leehom. He recently released a new MV - Screenplay. Check it out!

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. - Les Brown

Monday, May 4, 2009

Music-Man Live in KL

On May 2, 2009 I went to Music-man concert in Bukit Jalil National Stadium. The last time I was there, it was to watch the Commonwealth games which was a long time ago in 1998. I arrived there with my friend at 6.30pm and there was already a crowd. There was already a lot of people there and my friend and me lined up at the wrong place. However, after finding out that we were at the wrong line and after looking around for a sign that says RM198, we managed to find the right line. It was really hot out there, I was already sweating even before I got in.

I think there was more than 20,000 there that night. After the opening performance, I finally got to see what I had been waiting for - Wang Leehom. He performed songs from his older albums and also from his latest album "Hearbeat". He also introduced Bahamut to us and it was really cool. He played the grand piano (which looked dirty, no wonder he didn't mind standing on it to sing "What's wrong with rock" before the concert ended), violin, drums and of course the electric guitar. I like how he played a popular Disney song "When you wish upon the star" before performing "Luo Ye Gui Gen" on the violin. He' s really a maestro.

Some songs that I didn't expect him to sing is "Crying Palms" - one song which I still love until now and also "Can You Feel My World".

Other than singing and playing musical instruments, Leehom also danced and beat-boxed. Wow! He performs differently live and most of the time, it's better than the album version. So it's really worth it to go to his concert. The concert ended at around 11 something and fortunately, I managed to reach home after 12am. Normally, the LRT stations closes at 12am or 11.45pm.

Overall, the concert was brilliant!

Leehom fan,

Friday, May 1, 2009

Rest day

Happy Labour's Day!

Yesterday was my last day of work, and also one of my busiest, where my deadline is at 2PM, because that's when the office boy will submit all the BE forms to the IRB. Phew! Even e-filing isn't much better, because the website is so jammed up and slow. Sometimes I had to log in a few times. The worst part is when you're about to sign it, it got stuck and you had to log-in again. My colleague also treated me to lunch at Pizza Hut :). I will miss working there. When they get up to be at work at 8.30pm tomorrow, I'll be at home.

Went to 1 Utama today, watched Threads of Destiny. It's a Japanese movie. The funniest part was when Sara jumped down from the building and a guy at the back shouted,"Aiyo!". Before the movie, I was at U Parkson, checking at the cosmetics from Estee Lauder. I applaud the make-up artist or whatever you call the person at the counter. Good customer service! Bravo! I tried the new range of lipstick/gloss that I saw in a newspaper advertisement and because I had dry lips so he applied lip conditioner for me to. He helped me choose the colour too because I wanted something that suits my skin tone and gives me the natural look. After that he helped put on blusher to make my skin look healthier and less dull. I'm a fan of Estee Lauder perfumes especially the Pure White Linen collection.

Yeah, and if you bring along a Clinique coupon pasted on The Star or Sin Chew Jit Poh a few days ago, you would get a skin consultation and also a free gift worth RM30 or RM50.

Lunch was at Sushi Groove. I love the tempura there.

After lunch, I shopped a bit more before going home. The sales were tempting and it's better to shop on a full stomach, you will buy less. I bought a packet of Marks and Spencer chocolate chip cookies. Hey, it was a "hot item" and the price is right. Hehe. I usually don't shop in Marks and Spencer because the price tag hurts. However, after I bought some cookies from Marks and Spencer with Yein and Enya, I somehow got addicted to it. Now that I'm free, I hope that I can meet up with them again.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thinking of you

I was suppose to be able to be back early from work today but I was waiting for a client who didn't turn up in the end.

Anyway, got this song stuck in my head. It's Thinking of You by Katy Perry.

Enjoy the song and video, got to go catch American Idol on TV, even though I already know the results but that still doesn't spoil the fun of watching it.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Expensive Chicken Rice

I realized how expensive a plate of chicken rice sold at a stall near my house is today. It's RM4 for a plate! Near my workplace, it cost RM3.30 in one stall and RM3.50 in another stall behind my office. The RM3.50 has a crowd eating there and I agree it's nice. I can get rice balls instead of the normal style for rice in the RM3.30 stall.

I rarely eat meat for lunch at my workplace because I usually eat at a vegetarian restaurant. I usually eat small rice and two different dishes of vegetables and it cost around RM2. So that's still affordable I think.

Happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

1st pay cheque

I got my first pay cheque on April Fool's day. Enjoy my work, my colleagues and bosses are nice, friendly and helpful. Have to work overtime on most days, right now it's the peak period so have to rush to complete the cases by April 30.

By the way, I'm working in a tax firm so I'm doing tax. The thing with taxes is that it keeps changing as the government introduce a new budget or make changes in the taxes so some information in my text notes were completely obsolete.

Update you all later. Have fun computing your taxes by April 30, 2009!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sunway Pyramid

Just came back from Sunway Pyramid. I went there to catch-up with my friends from secondary school, we were classmates when we was in Form 3.

We had lunch at Sushi Groove. Students get 10% discount. Just present your student card when making payment. It's slightly more expensive than Sushi King. If you're not sure what to order, just order the box set. It comes with a Ocha (not sure if I got the spelling right but it's tea) which is refillable and Miso Soup. There are variety of sushi in one box, depending on which set you ordered. The place is pretty dark but not too dark until I can't see what I'm eating. I find the sushi unique because it's not too cold like they just took it out of the fridge kind of cold. One of friend described it as warmed up sushi. I liked the tempura.

After that we went shopping, watch people ice-skate. Many shops are having sales. When we got tired of walking around the mall, we had donuts and coffee at J.Co. First time I drank espresso at J. Co. Then it started to rain, walked around a little bit more until it's time to go back. Good thing the rain wasn't too heavy and I didn't need to wait too long for the bus.

By the way, I'm starting work tomorrow at an accounting firm. I've been praying for a job for months and finally got one.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Across the Universe

Watch this musical last night which is based on various songs by The Beatles. Most of it, I haven't heard before except for "Let It Be". It's about a love story between Jude and Lucy. I think Jim Sturgess portrayed his character Jude really well. Furthermore, I like his British accent.

Across the Universe is one-of-a-kind musical, nothing like I expected. The visuals were really nice too. Enjoyed it and it's something that I want to watch over and over again.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Broker

Finished reading The Broker by John Grisham.

Just finished it this morning, like usual it was raining in KL. Wanted to finish last night but I had to watch American Idol. It kept me on the edge of my seat,wanting to know what would happen next to Joel Backman/Marco Lazzeri/Giovanni Ferro (It's just one person by the way). As I turned the pages, I wondering if he would get caught, or killed by the people who want to kill him, or would he be safe. I think this novel would make a good movie. Really. It's so exciting. And it has a good storyline, I won't fall asleep while watching this movie, I didn't while reading this book. I also learned some Italian words from this book like boun giorno, come sta, sto bene, grazie and so on.

Anyway, Italy seems to be a nice place to relax and with a lot of places to go sightseeing in this book, especially Bologna.

Hopes to visit Italy one day,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

During rainy days

One rainy afternoon, I finished Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella. It was entertaining and after putting down this book, I want to read the other books from the Shopaholic series.

And since it was raining cats and dogs and with some lightning and thunder, I watched Hearty Paws. This Korean movie can make you cry. It's about relationships, loyalty. I think the main theme in this movie is abandonment.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Baked potatoes

I made baked potatoes yesterday and it turned out well. I followed the recipe from Western Food Eastern Style by Ruzita Awaluddin.

500g potatoes
100g butter
100g cheese
A little salt
Aluminium foil
Cucumber, tomato and parsley

  1. Clean potatoes and scald with a little salt in boiling water. Cut potato into halves or three quaters if preferred.
  2. Wrap potatoes in aluminium foil and arrange in a tray. Bake until cooked.
  3. Remove potatoes from oven. Add butter and cheese on top.
  4. Bake potatoes again until golden in colour. Serve with cucumber, tomato and parsley.
Instead of 500g of potatoes, I used 4 potatoes, which was enough for my whole family. I used Mozzarella cheese. I might try using other type of cheese when I make this dish again in the future.

Enjoy your baked potatoes,

Monday, March 9, 2009

I can graduate

I passed all my papers in my final exams, ergo I can graduate.

Thank you Jasper for helping me check my results :)

Thank you Jesus too for Your grace. This is really God's grace.

Finally completed Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting) at TAR College,

Friday, March 6, 2009

Support Malaysian

I voted for Jackie Miao, a Malaysian as the Wild Card applicant for the Best Job in the World. Since I'm Malaysian, it would be good to support another Malaysian.

You can vote for her too at and click on Short-list. What are you waiting for? Voting closes at 11.59PM UTC March 24.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Returned from Singapore yesterday. I totally love Singapore.

I went to a few places there like Chinatown, Vivocity, Orchard Road, St. Andrew Cathedral, National Library and other libraries in Singapore. Didn't visit the places I went before the last time I was there. I spent most of my time at shopping malls. There are some sales going on there. Some of the malls are older than me, some I don't even know the name of the mall. Bought only a few stuff. Others are cheaper to buy in Malaysia and can be found in Malaysia. Besides, I don't have much money with me. The only think I bought that cost over S$10 is a Bonia purse (which might be found in Malaysia but I wanted to used up the S$50 gift voucher my uncle gave me) which meets what I want in a purse. I can be choosy when shopping. Other than that, my favourite purchase is Lee Hom's Hear My Voice album. It's his Japanese album and I couldn't find it in Malaysia and other music shops I went to in Singapore. Imagine my delight when I found it in HMV, Citylink. I got it at my last day there. Maybe you'll find find what you're looking for when you least expect it because I was already about to give up finding that album.

Still haven't found X Japan album. Even if I did, probably won't buy it yet because I don't have enough money.

Things I like about Singapore: there are plenty of shopping malls around, good public transport system, clean, safe, lots of public libraries around which is good for people like me who like to read.

I would definitely visit Singapore again in the future. I still have some unfinished business (looking for X Japan albums).

View some pictures of my Singapore trip here.

Enjoyed myself in Singapore,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slow internet connection

Was chatting with my friend on Gtalk when I started complaining about the internet connection here in Malaysia. So he asked me to test it on

Anyway, I'm not surprised with the result. I kind of expected it. The result is 489 kb/s for download. My friend did the same test and he got 12500kb/s. By the way, my friend is based in America. View my result here.

Was going through Enya's chatbox. We're (Enya, Yein and I) are still talking about X Japan. I didn't know they listen to X Japan too. I thought it's just Adrian, Andrew and me. Hehe...can't wait to exchange X Japan songs with them. My favorite at the moment is Tears. Will check out their album when I go to Singapore. Heard that they are more popular there, hopefully I can find some of their albums there.

Watch Tears Music Video

Leaving tomorrow morning,

Sunday, February 15, 2009

On Valentine's Day

Didn't celebrate Valentine's day as I'm still single but celebrated Hoc Mun's birthday though. Here are the pictures.

1st picture: Pi Yao and me
2nd picture: Hoc Mun the birthday boy
3rd picture: Kay Yi, Soo Wei and me
4th picture: Soo Wei and me

They are all my secondary schoolmates and again I'm the youngest one at the party.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Another Heaven

Beautiful song, a duet by Wang Leehom and Jane Zhang. It's on Leehom's latest album, Heart. Beat.

Finally, understood Jane Zhang's "dolphin voice" people were talking about. Check it out in this video. It's like Mariah Carey.

I dedicate this song to all who will be celebrating Valentine's day!

Another Heaven - Wang Leehom featuring Jane Zhang


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Passion World Tour pictures

Attention to anyone who was part of Passion World Tour in 2008. Catch the amazing pictures captured by Jeremy Cowart on this website >>> awakening the book

Happy Valentine's day in advance,

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Back from Genting Highlands

Just came back from Genting Highlands few hours ago. Spent less than RM150 while I was there. Totally unexpected considering that the cost of things that can hurt your wallet, not a recession-friendly place.

I went with my classmates, it was a graduation trip. Most of the rides are fun, gave an adrenaline rush except one ride that I regretted. It was so darn slow. I don't know what is that ride called, but it's somewhere near the entrance.

Found out that I'm allergic to the fake snow in Snow World. I only got rashes on my face. But only realized it when I got back to my room to bathe. Had fun playing there, throwing snow balls at each other.

Didn't sleep much, spent the night playing card games. When everyone went to sleep at around 3 or 4 a.m., I didn't really sleep that well because it was too cold. The blanket wasn't thick enough.

Really tired now, got to go get some rest.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Seeing double

Nope...Coldplay was not on Music on 8 today, maybe it was last week. Today it's Daniel Powter. Daniel Powter is on my fan list in Facebook. Yeah, I admire him as a musician and I can relate some of his songs. While watching the show, I saw this uber cool double neck guitar. My first time seeing one. It's something like the picture shown below.

(picture taken from wikipedia)

Singapore trip has been cancelled to next, next week. So next week, it's just Genting trip with classmates. Then I'll have some paperwork to do.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

The day after

It's pass 24 hours after my last paper, Company Law ended. So what have I been up to so far?

  • Getting prepared for my trip to Singapore. There's lots of things to do there. 1 week is probably not enough with so much to see and do there. I just found out over the internet today. Let's hope it won't rain, because it'll ruin most of my plan because I won't be walking around like a tourist, instead I'll be stuck inside a shopping mall.
  • Running on my treadmill. Need to lose all that weight I had gained during Chinese New Year.
  • Reading magazines like Newsweek, The Economist, Business Week. Mostly business stuff.
  • Watching American Idol tonight.
  • Jamie's CNY open house tomorrow.
  • Watching Coldplay on 8TV on Saturday. I think those guys in Coldplay are talented. Like almost everyone else, my favorite band member is Chris Martin.
  • BBQ party at Vincent's house on Sunday with my classmates (or should it be ex-classmates?). Followed by a class trip to Genting Highlands.
  • I'll be Singapore, maybe for 1 week plus.
  • Work after I come back from Singapore. Need to earn some money and get some job experience.
  • Can't wait to watch the movie, He's just not that into you. My favorite actress, Jennifer Aniston, is in this movie. I haven't watch the movie yet (unfortunately, while rest of the world gets to watch it on February 6, I have to wait until April), but I can't stop playing one of the soundtracks in the movie, Love, save the empty by Erin McCarley. I like her make up in the video, especially the eyes.

Love, Save the empty - Erin McCarley

In holiday mood,

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Counting down to...

Firstly, I would like to thank all those who wished me Happy Chinese New Year. Thank you for your wishes, hope you all had a great time too.

My last paper, Company Law is just a few days away, will be taking it on February 4. Then it's time to plan for my holidays and enjoy myself to the maximum before going back to do Advanced Diploma. Let's hope that there's no complications in my results. Anyway, failure is not final, failure is not fatal. My Advanced Diploma starts in May so I can still sit for April/May examinations if I fail any paper (touch wood!) but there will be further costs involved.

Wang Leehom released a new video - No reason to pay attention to you (available on his latest album, Heart Beat)

Going back to study Company Law,

Saturday, January 24, 2009

10 things we're still buying

Even when consumer spending has drop and the economy is getting worse. Read this article on Forbes website.

  1. Smart phones. Well I'm thinking of getting a smart phone myself, although an ideal one would be an iphone but I can't get it legally in Malaysia so maybe I'll get a Nokia N series when I've saved up enough money. Chinese New Year is in a few days time.
  2. Video games and consoles. If I were a boy, I would definitely buy more video games to pass the time. Guitar Hero seems fine to me. I do play Dance Dance Revolution though.T
  3. Toy building sets. For example Lego. Don't you think I'm too old for it? and I don't have kids.
  4. Car maintenance. I don't drive but I think everyone who drives need to spend money to maintain their cars. Anyway, for those who'll be traveling back to their hometowns, please service your cars before leaving.
  5. Restaurants. Ahh...I need to eat and I eat out most of the time.
  6. Movie tickets. Well, I need to watch movies and the sound system in the cinema is better than the one at home.
  7. Netbooks. My dream is to get a Macbook one day.
  8. Dress casual shoes. I just bought a new pair of shoes last month I think. It's a pair of Reebok sports shoes (this might not be related). I'm thinking of buying some new shoes maybe during sales in May.
  9. Personal care. People need to use personal care to survive even during tough times. You know, they still need to keep themselves clean and to look presentable. I just bought a pack of Simple facial wipes so it's more convenient to cleanse my face when I'm traveling and also a Nivea lip balm for my cracked lips.
  10. Gym memberships. Personally, I don't like working out in gyms and a gym membership is expensive. However, I run on the treadmill at home.
Have a wealthy and healthy new year everyone! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Taking a break from studying for exams. Had my first paper today, Tamadun. Well, it was pretty easy. The subject is easy. Just have to memorize, don't need to understand. One of my friends, an expert on history said that some of the facts in the textbook is wrong. So after today, I won't really remember much of what I studied from this subject except for Moisme (something like Confucianisme) said that "muzik akan melalaikan seseorang", because I totally disagree with it.

Speaking of music, just watched the MV for Everything (from Heart Beat). So far, Heart Beat is my favorite Lee Hom album and I can't wait for his concert in Malaysia. Really want to go, have even been saving money so that I can pay for a better seat.

Everything by Leehom

To all my classmates and coursemates,
All the best in your final semester exams!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Heart Beat - Lee Hom

This album opens with a fun and playful "Dirty Love" and follows through with hit single "Hearbeat". I feel like dancing and singing along to "The Sun After Washed by Spring Rain". It's my favorite song in this album. I find his ballad "Everything" impressive. There's also a duet Jane Zhang in "Another Heaven". "What's Wrong with Rock" has a combination of rock with the pipa (a Chinese instrument). The music video for this song features Janet Hsieh on the pipa. Watch a video of the (Music)man himself talking about this album.

Heart Beat is in stores,

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lee Hom's new video

Check out Wang Leehom's new music video. The album, Heart Beat will be in stores today (Malaysia). Other coutries probably got it on Boxing Day last year, December 26, 2008. I haven't got the album yet. Will be collecting it after class this Wednesday. Can't wait to listen to it. His guitar in this video is so cute. And this song, just take my exam stress away.