Archive | May 2009

Freak. I am having diarrhea-like symptoms for the past three days.

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Valedictorian 2009

HAHA. It must be a joke. After proving myself for the past (XX) years in the academic realm, I have to prove myself again? HAHA. Against the wishes of my family and friends (sorry Erwin, I can’t do the butt flash and front/back roll thingy), I’ve decided not to put myself through the selection process. I want to enjoy my commencement together with my friends instead of stressing over what to say and how to say it right. 

Hi

Congratulations! You have proven yourself to be the very best.

I am pleased to inform that you have been shortlisted as potential Valedictorian of your graduating class 2009 to be presented at the XXX Commencement Ceremony. We would like to invite you for an interview to select the Valedictorian 2009.

Date: June 2 Tuesday PM
Venue: Dean’s Meeting Room

As part of the selection process, you are required to submit:

(1) your CV
(2) an outline of your significant achievements and contributions to the School, as well as
(3) a draft of your possible Valedictorian speech.

Kindly submit to XXX (copied on this email) by June 1 Monday. XXX will then advise you on the specific time of your interview on June 2 Tuesday PM.

You should be proud of yourself (give yourself a good pat) for having come this far. Please feel free to give me a call XXX should you have any queries.

Cheers!

Regards
XXX

Valedictorian 2009

HAHA. It must be a joke. After proving myself for the past (XX) years in the academic realm, I have to prove myself again? HAHA. Against the wishes of my family and friends (sorry Erwin, I can’t do the butt flash and front/back roll thingy), I’ve decided not to put myself through the selection process. I want to enjoy my commencement together with my friends instead of stressing over what to say and how to say it right. 

Hi

Congratulations! You have proven yourself to be the very best.

I am pleased to inform that you have been shortlisted as potential Valedictorian of your graduating class 2009 to be presented at the XXX Commencement Ceremony. We would like to invite you for an interview to select the Valedictorian 2009.

Date: June 2 Tuesday PM
Venue: Dean’s Meeting Room

As part of the selection process, you are required to submit:

(1) your CV
(2) an outline of your significant achievements and contributions to the School, as well as
(3) a draft of your possible Valedictorian speech.

Kindly submit to XXX (copied on this email) by June 1 Monday. XXX will then advise you on the specific time of your interview on June 2 Tuesday PM.

You should be proud of yourself (give yourself a good pat) for having come this far. Please feel free to give me a call XXX should you have any queries.

Cheers!

Regards
XXX

I am no longer expected First Class. Weeeeee. Thank God for all the Blessings, Grace and Patience upon me!

When I need to connect to the rest of the world (ppl on my MSN list), MSN let me down, even the freaking web messenger. gawd.

The Sad Bride.

my friend in an ad

If you have seen this ad before, do take a second look. The bride who is supposed to look like a sad-bride-who-just-lost-her-mum-to-cancer is a close friend of mine (whose name shall not be mentioned). HAHA.

Her experience? The process was fun but being paid X amount for her face to appear EVERYWHERE (literally, it appeared in the train. -_-), she felt exploited.

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Oh. An updated picture of hers (some of my loyal reader may find her familiar, she appeared in my previous post before) HAHA.

Reserved.

SMRT is finally going the extra mile to shame those undeserving people who plant their gi-normous bum on the reserved seats. If you are not pregnant, carrying a child, injured or old, get off the seat bummer.

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Round and round.

Now, I swear by the aphorism, “What goes around comes around”.

Next time if anyone hands you a flyer, take it. FREAKING TAKE IT.

My mum asked me how to set up FB account this afternoon. -_- I fear the day when she adds me to her list.

P/S: I will be giving out flyers on Thu and Fri at an undisclosed location (freaking crowded place -_-) to earn some quick bucks. Sigh. This is what happens when you go on a shopping fiesta in Seoul.  IF anyone out there recognized me, PLEASE do not call me or say hi. Just move on with life. 

There’s no better friend. Adopt a dog.

SPCA latest print ad

I recently came across this cute print ad from SPCA Singapore.

Together. 1.2.3. Awwwww.

So many Zhangs.

Zongzi (also known as rice dumpling) is traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival (Mandarin: Duanwu Jie) which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of theChinese calendar (coming Thursday!), commemorating the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived during the Warring States period. Known for his patriotism, Qu Yuan tried unsuccessfully to warn his king and countrymen against the expansionism of their Qin neighbors. When the Qin Dynasty general Bai Qi tookYingdu, the Chu capital, in 278 BC, Qu Yuan’s grief was so intense that he drowned himself in the Miluo river after penning the Lament for Ying. According to legend, packets of rice were thrown into the river to prevent fish from eating the poet’s body.

– Wikipedia, our trusted source for everyday research

On Saturday, my house became the Chua (my mother side) Family Hokkien Ba Zhang factory. With manpower of about 6 aunties and a capacity of churning out 10 – 15 kgs of Ba Zhang (Chinese rice dumplings) and Ki zhang (the yellow ones without fillings), my room smelled like Ba Zhang for the rest of the day.

Today, I tried making Nyonya rice dumplings with J’s mum and I smelled like Nyonya zhang. J always proudly brags that he is 25 percent Peranakan. Even though I can’t see any Peranakan-ness in him, his mum’s (who is 100 percent Teochew) Nyonya zhang may just support the stereotypes of a Peranakan family.

Gosh. I can imagine eating Ba zhang, Nyonya zhang and Ki zhang as breakfast, tea-time snack and supper for the rest of the week. -_-

An interesting yearly tradition will also take place this year. The exchange of zhangs between the two families. Chua Family Hokkien Ba Zhang will be exchanged with J’s not so Peranakan family’s Nyonya zhang! Ooo. I love variety!

Snippet from The Sartorialist.

Ooo. I love the way she dressed. Effortlessly chic (minus the cleavage).

sloppy but yet stylish look

Prada Transformers @ Seoul

Too lazy and tired (after writing the 8th post for the day) to write anything else (also commonly known as Blogging Fatigue). In this post, I am going to let the pictures and Amandina’s previous post do the talking instead.

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Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon

You can tour through this place by foot (running a total of 5.52 km with an average (beware!) time of 1.5 hours) or with the electric tram (which we obviously picked!).

Quoted from Amandina, “I love visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites – they are always breathtaking and never disappoint.”

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Before the walking

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Freak. The steps.

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Cheonggyecheon Stream, Seoul

I lurve the Cheonggyecheon stream. But we didn’t take many pictures here. That’s because with my butter fingers, I dropped Jason’s lens cap into the cold water. Sorry baby!

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The poor lens cap must be really cold and lonely now.

Ssamziegil @ Insadong, Seoul

“Ssamziegil has been marked as the ‘Special Insa-dong within Insa-dong’. This unique area was designed in such a way by connecting its charming alleys in the form of a spiral-like stairway. As you do your window-shopping through the lovely, cozy stores all the way to the top, you will arrive at Haneulmadang where you can get a extraordinarily clear view of the sky.”

Visit Korea

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I love the way the building is structured. At a florist there, we saw a pretty-white-plastic-caged-like-pot holding some flowers and we wanted to get it for our loft, but apparently, the owner does not sell the pot without the flowers. 

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Shucks. I have the tendency of taking ridiculous photos when all I want are sophisticated and charming looking ones.

The Day I looked like Maria – the Korean version dated 1395.

Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the grandest and most beautiful among all the five palaces found in Seoul. The suave and mannish looking guards “protecting” the palace added an extra dimension to our experience there (they also caused a frantic picture taking scene among the girls and tourists).

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I was supposed to be dressed like Da Chang Jing (from the show Daejanggeum or Jewel in the Palace) but ended up looking like Maria. Hmph.

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Namsangol Hanok Village, Seoul

Charming and quaint traditional houses, peaceful streams meandering through the garden, traditional folk games (which I failed to master -_-) and fascinating plants are some things you can find without spending a single dime or penny (or won).

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Night in Busan

The night view from the viewing platform below Busan Tower is charming.

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Tip: Never get up the Busan Tower unless you enjoy breathing dusty and musky air or viewing things through badly scratched plastic lens.

Lotte-ly Lotte-la

Behaving as though we were 14, we headed to Lotte World! (Yes I know, what’s Lotte World when you’ve been to the ones in the states.) But it wasn’t too bad for a mere 35,000 won (approx SGD40~)!

Some of the rides were nerve-wreaking (Our favourite! Speedboat-like-ride running at 70km/h!), heart-stopping (Bungee-jump-like-ride) and hilarious (Simulated cowboy shooting game involving a plastic motion horse with a bunch of youth! The photos of the losers (those with the lowest scores) were shown at the end of the game! Thankfully (and surprisingly), I wasn’t at the bottom three!).

Initially, we were all excited and energetic.

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At the end of the day, we were too worn-out for any more rides. Our age is definitely catching up with us! Hmph. 

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