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,