Tuesday, September 8

Outlet Shopping 101

1. Do not bring a debit/credit card.
2. Have something to eat before hand. No one's gonna stop and eat.
3. No heels pls.
4. Shop alone or in pairs if you're traveling in a group to avoid wasting time.

It's labor day weekend! Just came back from philly yesterday. It's such a nice place. We arrived late at night on the first day, took the train on 30th St to Atlantic City and there's where the adventure begins! The lady at the little b&b we stayed in was kind enough to let 5 of us squeeze into a single room. Aih I feel so guilty now for spending so much. First time shopping in outlets mar what to do. Can't blame me right.

Philly is exactly what I imagined the states to be. Skyscrapers minus the horrid air pollution in KL. But I guess state college suits me more cos I hardly spend money here and all goes to the winter break/summer funds. And we had Malaysian food at Penang in Chinatown! Awesomness~ The fried kuey teow, curry mee, and rojak was as good as what we have back home. *drools*

So, it's been a month now. How's is it going? Ok as usual. There's hardly any major cultural shock in fact, but if there is any, it only surfaced when class started. Orientation offered only a mild taste of americanism as international students have a separate orientation week with the locals. For starters, not falling asleep during lectures was a huge turn for me lol. Not all the profs are good in teaching tho but most of them are. The sad thing is, alot of my credits from Intec goes into electives.. so I barely have time to take courses that I really like because all the elective credits are now filled. It's all gonna be core subjects now. How sad is that. :(

Speaking of core subjects I really need to get going. Actually this post was longer! I accidentally clicked something and the whole post was wiped off before I manage to save it. Sigh.

More updates on DC trip next time. Tata.

Sunday, August 23


Anyone familiar with Mac Blogging? Trying out Ecto currently.

Monday, August 3


Happy birthday dear! Sorry I couldn’t celebrate with you this year but we’ll compensate that some other time k! :)

So I went to have a new hair color. And I so hated it ok. I told the stylist I want something with a red base but not too bright, but the hue turned out so dark it’s like going back to black. –_- She actually suggested a lighter color and told me that it’s orange base tho.. I immediately rejected the idea because I’m so done with the whole flaming orange thing.

8th of Aug is the date that I’ll be flying. 1130pm. At this point I’m still quite optimistic of it, although mum and dad has been pestering so much about the hazards of studying so far and what could possibly happen if I hadn’t take care of myself well. I’m gonna miss home for sure. But there’s a whole new chapter out there waiting to be unfold.. speak of the mixed emotions.


p/s: xoxos to the birthday boy :)

Friday, July 10

Embassy of the US of A

Everything is finally done! Went for the visa interview yesterday, settled housing finally, and that’s about it. All set.




The over-the-counter interview thingy lasted less than a minute –_- That guy only asked for financial support letter and college transcripts. No questions at all! And he’s exceptionally cheery. :D I met quite a number of them from Intec – Pui Yin, Razin, Jamal, Hayeri, and Mumu. Initially I was talking to Razin while queuing outside the embassy, and some random uncle overheard our conversation and started plugging in. And so I was stuck with an exceptionally chatty uncle for the rest of the 2 hour process. He told me about his studies in the UK, about his children, about his nieces and nephews, about his travelling, about MCA, about nearly everything. –_-

And guess who I met at lunch that afternoon.




Mum is so short. Haha!

Saturday, July 4


This is gonna be some lengthy mundane post about my life in Intec so you can skip it altogether if you’re not interested in another uninspiring life story.

My 2 years in Intec can be split into many parts – there’s the Austin part, the living alone part, the Hui Chin Stephy Su Jen part. I can’t name which is my favorite as each taught me different things, each presented me with different opportunities, and each carved down lasting memories.

During the first semester, it was 2/203. My room mate was an AusMat girl, with 2 other seniors in the unit. It was the most painful experience ever, for many reasons that I can’t mention here. When the orientations began, I wasn’t eating nor talking. One of the first people I get to know was of course from the orientation group… There were Amy, Tim, and Sze Yin. Somehow I bumped into Mei Yueh and her friends so from there, there’s Subby. After that placement test I was so afraid that I’d be placed into some classes with hardly any Chinese! I remember everyone surging towards the notice board for results. Ah. Austin. What more can I ask for. :D



This is Austin. Lol I don’t even quite know how to start describing you guys! The story should begin here actually cos there were literally no memories during MMS. I began to open up alot while I was with them. That’s where the sleeping queen reputation started too I guess –_- And I started to feel inferior too because each of them is just so brilliant in their own way. Everyone is independent when it comes to studies, it’s quite hard to believe how we even kept up with that amount of time wasted making fun and cracking off color jokes in class. And that  moon cake festival celebration in class! With kettle, tea cups and all. Everyone actually contributed in some way except for me (wtf i tot you guys were joking!).




Some spontaneous class outing.. And where we laughed our ass off with that Eu Win the cave man with his lamb shank pic. I remember how Tim and Jian Wei called Ikhwan a million times to get out of their math tests for this. Haha I could go on and on with Austin. It’s like anything is possible with them cos you can never predict what’ll happen or who will say what next. We used to laugh so much. :D You know the saying – friendship isn’t a big thing, it’s a million little things? It’s not that we’ve been through any hardships together, but Austin is like a million antics, a million laughter, a million discussions, a million little things.


















The second semester it was 5/201. I stayed alone with Huey Yi then, but it was perfectly fine because the Austinians were still around. When they left, I though I would never find joy in Intec again. It took a very long time to cohere parts of me that left with them. I guess things only took a turn during the 3rd sem, when I moved in with Sj and Stephy. To tell the truth I was a little reluctant at first. Reclusion was something I actually loved at that time. It felt like an outsider who is unable to penetrate into their circle of friends. Or maybe I don’t even want to. I simply avoid talking because I don’t know what to say. Days come and go and the only thing that kept me going was weekends, where I get to spent time with Cy.




A week after that, Hui Chin moved into my room. MY WAS I FURIOUS. (haha I so wanna stab you hc for stripping off my already depleting privacy!). Now I wish we could be room mates longer. For some reason, I loosen up alot since then I don’t know why. Stress levels were constantly low ;) *is that a good thing even?* Maybe I should describe my housemates a little. Su Jen, who is the most hardworking person I’ve been with – like, seriously, none of my friends come even close – is constantly engaging herself into nothing but revision. Everyday is finals for her. But she’s so cute with that totally blur face of hers. She doesn’t get our jokes most of the time. Which makes it even funnier cos we’d be laughing at her. Haha. And did I mention she can’t miss a day of exercise? There are days when we came back late at night, while all of us were totally washed out, the first thing she did when she stepped into the house was her Yoga routine. Yoga at 12pm. Wtf. And there’s Stephy, the reputed Chopstick Sister of Sj, who’s recently not single anymore. lol. I always saw a resemblance of Tong in Stephy. She speaks and laughs loudly – as Tong and I would – and the thing is, she eats as much but couldn’t grow fat too. I hate you people. ><



Another unflattering pic of mine. Why do I keep on taking unflattering pictures? Is it because my face is too round, or too flat, or too uneven for the camera? –_- Hui Chin you’re unflattering in this pic too so ok, we’ll cancel each other off. That girl has got something in her. She can spent half a day studying for Socio test padahal we had weeks to do so. *salutes. grand master, please bestow upon me your wisdom* And she beat me twice in being the first to exit the exam hall! ARGH! Among the 3 I guess she’s the one that I can relate to the most. Not because we are the only ones at home that can’t miss an afternoon nap or we panjat pagar to get back home of course. We agree the most on things, and laughed the hardest on the simplest things. I’ll miss you dude. Just like how I missed Subby :(




What I see of Akasia everyday


Messy as ever :)


My notice board



My best friend the fan and I. Seriously, if you can survive in Akasia through the hottest of days I have no doubt that you can make it in Sahara. The weather can get so hot these days and without air conditioning you just feel like going around naked. Akasia is the only thing that I absolutely despise hate loathe disdain do not miss. Will someone miss living in Sahara? No. Will someone miss uber slow internet? No. Will someone miss crude and never punctual bus drivers? No. Will someone miss wearing jeans and a jacket to every single freaking outing? NO! Joel use to say that Tong’s place is a labor camp, which makes my place a refugee camp I said. Well that aside, Intec itself is actually a pretty conducive place to study I must say. The classrooms are nearly twice as large as those in Taylor’s. And there won’t be students cramping along the corridors we can barely pass. Hmp it’s such a waste I didn’t get to take pictures from the top floor of our library. It overlooks the whole college in all angles. The library. What a comfortable place to sleep study.

Lemme show you guys some pics of the grad dinner! I know it’s all over Fb already but these are different cos it’s taken by my blurry cam.


















There were people getting raped..


People banging each other..


And touching each other..


And little kids horrified…


And trannies..


And huge smiles :)




What a night :D For a split second the video being played made me wanna cry. Take care guys. Till then. :)


p/s: It’s been so many years since the last Federer – Roddick finals in Wimbledon! Me excited.