Archive | January 2007

Whistler


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Some picture I took at Whistler…nice scenery…but lousy photographer…. hahaha

The day at the Wreck Beach


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Ok I went wreck beach alone on Friday before I went shopping… thinking that it would be a nice sunny day to visit a beach. Before I go, looking at the map, my impression would be….hmm, it looks near my hostel….probably the distance would be like pasir ris chalet to the the beach…but HA….it is 300 steps down…..YES…STEPS….. ok, jason will know that actually I have a mild phobia of walking down stairs or steps, and so I took bout 20 minutes to walk down that 300 steps…yeap i counted…that’s approximately 300 steps…and when I was making my way down the steps…. there is a middle age runner jogging me pass…..once…twice…thrice!!!!! up and down…..yes…three times…. i wish there was a hole for me to hide my head…hahah… ok….so I made my way down..Yap wreck beach is supposed to be a nude beach…. or a druggie hangout place, but at 11 am in winter… there are only people from UBC or some unknown visitors walking around, and sitting on the logs…. wreck breach…just like the name sounded….it seems like an isolated area…abandoned…hmm, i guess it’s because it’s winter… haha… ok the worst has yet to come…remember the 300 steps I told you……. yap…then I had to make my way up…that horrible steps…. I nearly fainted…..

Shopping at Robson last friday


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Shopping at Robson and guess what! I bought 1 pair of jeans and 1 pair of 3/4 from Zara!! And how much did that cost…..wa HAHA…..CAN$9.90 for the jeans and CAN$19.90 for the 3/4!!! COOL.. haha, and also bought a holder for ipod nano for my sista !! Anyways, we also ate the roadside hotdogs which only costs us $3.50! ahah

That sucks. (At whistler)

At 2.45 pm now. Suppose to be working on my strategic management case analysis on Friendster…….ended up watching “Guess guess guess” on Youtube, writing this blog and doing laundry… I better get going soon , ha…

Ok, went snowboarding yesterday at whistler…. And the trip cost about $170 for a day trip…..guess what happened………the worst stomach cramp I experienced…….i was in total pain……..snowboarded less than an hour and I collapsed at the cable car station while we were on the way to have our lunch…….dramatic events followed…… before I knew it ..I was on a wheel car…..then the first aider came………rode on a snow mobile (like a motorbike on snow) and sent to the first aid room to sleep for the next 1.5 hours. Yap…..it sucks…. I want to thank Sharon from SMU who was there taking care of me before I was being sent off on the snow mobile ! Thank you!!!

Oh, and when I woke up…. I saw this little boy…aged 14 with a bandaged around his neck… and I had a short conversion with him..

Me: what happened?

Him: Snowboarding……flew….broke my arm and collar bone.. (can’t exactly remember his exact words , but something like that)

Me: Wow, that must have hurt

Him: Yeah….

Me: You’re a brave boy. Don’t worry, at least you’ll learn from it.

Him: Thanks. Yap. So what happen to you?

Me: (Oh shit, why does he have to ask! URGH) Stomach Cramp

Him: Oh, that sucks.

Me: Yeah. So how often have you been here?

Him: Sixth times, what about you?

Me: (URGH) First time.

Him: Really? Oh that sucks. First time and you’re ill.

Me: Yeap, I know………… (URGH)

Oh well, but I am really glad that I did not break any of my bones…haha… at least I got to ride on the snow mobile…haha…and tested a bit of snowboarding…ya…that sucks….but oh well… live it….

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Vancouver, BC V6T 1X1

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Erotic bingo, Potluck….

Hello! Hmm, on thurs we went for a super interesting event…. EROTIC BINGO! Hahhaha, ok…it is held in Pit Pub, one of the pubs in our school, so how the game is played is that…when you’ve got a line across or horizontally or vertically then what you do is instead of shouting BINGO, you should VAGINA!!…. haha…a bit crude right, then they have skits and talk shows all talking about sex and vagina! And they have games and chocolates shaped like ..AHEM…VA…….

 I bought a souvenir for my sister …..but hey, before you even think about what this stupid event is…hold your thoughts! It’s for a good cause! It’s an event to stop violence against woman! How cool….

The pictures of our pubbing event is with my friend Joel, hahaha…

Yesterday we had potluck too!! OMG the food is dammmm good!!!!!!!!! Ranging from appetizers like salads, tuna on crackers to xiang gu (mushroom) with gou qi zhi, vegetables with oysters, grilled salmon and chicken drumsticks, vinegar sauce with some other sauce of pork and chicken, chicken stew, mee suan with Japanese curry, Indian redeng curry, Ba ku tea, did I miss out on any other dishes, oh nice mix nuts fried rice, mini hashbrowns  and desserts we had jello and lime foam pie (ok I forgot what is it call)…… wooooowww….. hmm, again pictures are with my friend….

Ok, we are going ice-skating later!!!! And shopping!!

The United Church of Canada – Chapel of the Epiphany


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Went to church service, it’s a very traditional christian church, and some of the practices I’ve never seen before. :) They sang hymns and it’s a nice and peaceful feeling. Even though it is different I guess God’s presence is the same.

Snow capped mountains


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Nice views and all right! We were walking around after the church services and saw the clear blue sky with snow capped mountains, so we walked towards it to get a better view!

Bad cold weather

The weather is turning weird, we are suppose to have temperature ranging from 5 degree to 10 degree and New York is suppose to have our weather but wala! We are having -6 degree to a high of 0 degree! This is crazy! New Yorkers like Cat and Harry, please enjoy what you are having now!!

Ice Hockey match 13th Jan


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We all went for the ice hockey match to support UBC Thunderbird! Paid $5 for the ticket and catch a glimpse of the cute guys of our hockey team!! But oh well, they lost by the last goal in the last period of the game! Heard that they will continue the game on Saturday, so I’m not too sure on how the game is played! Hahah

Snow collection attempted


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Attempted to collect some snow for Sufang upon her request for unique souveniers and she requested snow… so in an attempt to collect the “pure” snow…I cut a bottle and do a funnel like thingy and stick it to my window…and of course…it failed! The snow just won’t fly to the bottle..haha

Apology Cupcakes


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We are suppose to meet for dinner at Vanier but Ben and Sheryl fly our kite and decided to go shop for groceries! Knowing that they flew our kite, they decided to get us some cupcakes to apologise. They went through the snow and wind to bring us the cupcakes! SO SWEET! AWW…. the cupcakes make the world a better place!

Snowy day 10 & 11 Jan


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Baby wanted to see more of the snowy pictures…..but I only manage to took a few from the same angle…but it is still nice la…haha

Friendly to ALL Creations!

I love Vancouver! The people are extremely friendly not only to people, but also to the environment, animals and the disabled! NEAT! They are so supportive of recycling and energy conservation. And not just that, I met a bank counter staff today who is deaf and he communicates by typing and I reply by typing on a machine too! How cool! I love the way they are soo socially responsible to all people!

Hey, I did a silly thing again…the other time I lock the keys of my locker in the locker, this time, I lock myself out of my room! Got to run to the common block and get a spare key! Ha! Poor me!

The first day in School

Bought my notes and readings, and you will be amazed at how much I paid for it…It’s CRAZY…imagine a stack of papers which is about ¾ of the thickness of a normal textbook say our Management science or Econs text…and how much does that cost?! Guess! $30…..No…..$50….No….$100…. NOOOOO……..it’s $150.75 inclusive of tax! Is this CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! URGH….it’s not just the photocopying is expensive at 10 cents per page…they charge copyright fee and case fee…and it’s because of the Harvard Business Review, we paid like $8 for a set of case?!!! They are nuts!!! Because they sort of monopolize the market!! URGH… ok, classes are kind of tough with great commitments, like pop quiz after all lectures, mid term exams, cases yada yada….. exams… oh did I mentioned that they are still using chalk boards and transparencies for some of the classes? Back to the old school…haha…but the teachers are fun and interesting… one teacher has a facial expression of Jennifer Aniston except that she is older, probably 30 to 40? And she is a plus size of Jennifer, but she is kind of funny and cute. Haha…

My Room in UBC Tec De


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That’s my room!!! Nice hor…slightly bigger than Kent ridge and the peeps here are super friendly!! HHAHAHAHAHHA

Original Cupcakes


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Passed by a cupcake shop on 6th Jan when we were buying groceries for our meal! And WALA….. it’s so nice sweet and yummy! We all bought a mini cupcake for $1.25! So expensive…but definitely yummy with some sugar rush!!! Is there such a store in Singapore? If not, maybe I can bring in one!! WAHAHAHHA……

Cooked 6th Jan


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We cooked!!! At the Hi Hostel downtown on Saturday! Tomato sauce pasta with meat and mushroom for lunch and Oglio Aglio… I don’t know if it’s spelled like that…haha…the pasta with no sauce for dinner with crispy bacon!! And we had waffles with maple syrup for dessert! Hahaha

Snowed – 4th Jan


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Snowed on 4th Jan!!! Woah!!! Initially I thought it would really be fun …EXCITING…but I only like the first 10 minutes it! Haha, cause it’s really soooo cold… it’s like 2 degree Celsius and below? Haha…it feels like Christmas!!! With snow….Christmas tree all around!!! Woooo!!!!! And nice little cottages…. Too cold to take the pictures but it’s cool seeing it…like what’s on TV, Christmas Card…and Cartoons!! WOOOO