College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?
In less than 24 hours, I'll be back in Singapore. Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.
~Abbott Lawrence Lowell
I learned three important things in college - to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes.
~Agnes DeMille, Dance to the Piper, 1952
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
A college education shows a man how little other people know.
~Thomas Chandler Haliburton
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage.
I wished I went to USM instead. Then I wouldn't have to move so often. But then again, of course I'd prefer living in Singapore. Duh.
Football players, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.
I think by now, everyone knows that Manchester United came to play against...
Of course, being the invited guest, you wouldn't thrash your opponent on purpose just 'cause it's a very well known fact that you're better (in this case, WAAAAAY MUCH BETTER), right?
I was talking to Jonathan on MSN. (Me=red, Jon=blue)
u tink msia can win meh
on saturday the match quite close malaysia lost 3-2
yeah i know but dont u tink they purposely give chance one
hahaha yeah totally give chance
yala.... so... i dont see the point if i were msia, i wouldnt even wanna play damn embarassing ok its obvious to the whole world that manu give chance and then when msia get 2, msia goes "yay we get 2!"
and then manu goes "congrats, u got 2"
but the malaysian goals were quite good but everyone knows thats fake
or very lucky haha i dont see the point la....not embarasing meh
the point is 100thousand ppl came to watch manU = MONEY there was one part, so damn obvious that manu purposely kick the ball to msia one
haha accident la i think lol you're just being nice to ur own country haha u're just being mean to ur country if they were really that pro, they would have qualified for world cup
but anyway msia get lots of money from that?
split i guess it helps economy in way cuz lots of shirt/jersey sales drink food etc spurs the local economy hmm... yea i suppose but still its damn embarassing its like u know you're not good enough u still wanna go embarass urself
If you asked me, I'll just tell you "I'm temporarily not a Malaysian. Once Malaysia qualifies for World Cup, you'll know my citizenship will be reverted."
Why is it that in most thriller movies that I watch, the villains are usually insanely powerful for the whole duration of the movie while the victim(s)/main cast suffer under the evil clutches of the villain (also for the whole duration of the movie), and then at the ending, the villains die sudden deaths - thus eliminating any chances of them suffering from any means of torture or hardship as fit punishment - while the innocent victim/main cast (whose home/car/property probably got wrecked by the said evil villain who is now peacefully dead and thus is unable to pay for his acts of vandalism) only get a few seconds of breaths of relief?
Don't the villains get their share of suffering at all? Where's the fun when they die sudden deaths, instead of having them being put to jail, or at least being tortured for a little while before they die?
Gah, movie directors these days are so unfair.
My arm's hurting like hell from that badminton game I had with Ethane, Kathy, and the 3 guys *takes deep breath* Kelvin, KenVin, and Kevin.
Yes, I know. It doesn't help having all three of them hanging out together in the same group.
Me: Kelvin!! Come here please!!
Voice 1: Hey, she's calling for you.
Voice 2: No, she isn't. Why would she call for me? She's calling you!
"KELVIN WITH THE 'L', I MEANT YOU!"
See what I mean?
Here's a picture of me sitting in the badminton referee's seat.
I try to be pretty, even at sports.
Try to ignore my fat legs and different colored socks, please.
P.S.: Last night, I achieved my highest sneeze combo!!! 6 consecutive sneezes in a row!! Beat my combo if you can!
To many people holidays are not voyages of discovery, but a ritual of reassurance.
-- Philip Andrew Adams
As of the final week of my 3 month break, I have:
1. Not trained myself in DotA. 2. Read the first page of my Fluid Dynamics lecture slide, which says that pressure is the equivalent of mass divided by volume. Woo hoo. I actually learned something in preparation for my second year of Mechanical Engineering course. 3. Read 5 Shin Chan comic books. 4. Watched Ouran High School Host Club, Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae, and a few more Studio Ghibli animes. 5. Taught myself how to solve a single face of the rubix cube. 6. Read a love novel called P.S. I Love You. 7. Taught myself how to use command prompt and MS DOS, with lots of trials and errors. Trust me, it wasn't easy. 8. Taught myself how to enhance my own facial features using Adobe Photoshop. 9. Solved a Sudoku puzzle. 10. Used a minimal amount of my brain. 11. Procrastinated. 12. Watched TVB dramas on Astro On Demand. 13. Completed Harvest Moon: Innocent Life on my PSP. 14. Gave up playing Breath Of Fire 3 on my PSP. 15. Learnt that dinosaurs ran at the speed of approximately 40 kilometers per hour. Thanks to my enlightening trip to Genting Highlands. 16. Celebrated my birthday 3 times. 17. Shopped a lot and spent a whole lot of cash. Also added some new items to my already bursting wardrobe. 18. Visited my grandmother. 19. Downloaded some really, really, really old games developed by Maxis - Remember Sim Ant (1991), Sim Town (1995), Sim Tower (1994), etc - in the early 1990's, and learnt how to use emulators to run them, because Windows Vista is eons and eons way too advanced for MS DOS based games. 20. Downloaded some Nintendo NES games - ahh, those good old late 1980's games; who can ever forget Contra (1987) and Circus Charlie(1984); they're my favourites - and an emulator for it.
You have GOT to try out those good old games developed in the 1980's and 1990's; they may be old and unatttractive, what with those shitty graphics, but they're real classics and there's something in them that these new generation computer games will never have.
For those who are old enough to have experienced it before (especially if you're already in your 20's), you know what I mean.
May the legacy of old NES and DOS games live forever.
"I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing."
For weeks and weeks I have been idling and rotting at home when today, all of a sudden, inspiration hit me and I decided to use my brain.
Isn't that a wondrous miracle?
My 3 months summer break is going to end soon, and I will be going back to Singapore in 12 more days. So, today, 12 days prior to ending my days of negligence and idleness, for the VERY FIRST TIME in the whole of my 3 month semester break, I actually did something useful!!!
I solved a single face of a Rubix Cube all my myself with zero reference to formulas, tutorials, special techniques, etc. Sheer intelligence!
I achieved something I have never achieved before and most importantly, I USED MY BRAIN!!!!
Isn't this something to celebrate about?
"Self, I am soooooo proud of you!! You're finally growing smart!!"
"As a child, my family's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it."
Went to Jia's place to bake cheese tarts and chocolate tarts!!!!
I've been wanting to post this yesterday, but I kept procrastinating coz it's so damn troublesome to have to transfer all those pictures from my phone to my laptop, and then having to browse them in the vast sea of many other pictures from my 'My Pictures' folder to be uploaded here; my gosh, why can't blogger have that Java application like FB so that I can upload my photos much quicker?
I hate transferring and uploading stuff. What a hassle.
Lazy to type; here are them pictures (no, 'them pictures' isn't a grammatical error, it actually means 'the damn pictures' for short).
Just arrived at her house with nothing to do. With a full length mirror in front of me and a camera phone in my bag, what else do you expect me to do?
I know I'm vain.
Here are the tart shells:
And then, we started making the batter for the cheese filling!!!!
I was too fascinated (yes, this is the first time I have ever witnessed cheese tarts being made) by the delicious smelling batter to bother with photos.
However, if you insist, here's a picture of me having a taste at the uncooked batter (raw eggs, lemon juice, cheese, fine sugar, and butter):
Cheese tart fillings taste awesome, even uncooked!!
Then, we filled the tart shells.
Trust me, it isn't easy filling the tart shells with cheese filling. The first one I made was a complete disaster.
Luckily, I soon got better.
Here's one pretty tart I made.
Jia decorating the cheese tarts with blueberry.
Baking in the oven...
TADAAA!!! DELICIOUS CHEESE TARTS!!
Next up, CHOCOLATE TARTS!!
Mind you, it was seriously tough work filling the tart shells with chocolate, because you have to melt the chocolate first and chocolate is more watery than the usual cheese batter. It's also more messy to deal with, and chocolate hardens real fast.
Look how messy the tarts are, with chocolate overflowing all over.
The hardest part was, we had white chocolate and milk chocolate, and we had to put half of each into each tart, making it look bi-colored, which was darn hard, because the chocolate kept flowing too rapidly.
At least we still managed to make some patterns.
Mitten got burnt while tring to melt the chocolate.
TADAA!!! CHOCOLATE TARTS!
I'm so proud of the tarts I made myself!!
Later that night, we went to Sunset Bistro at Batu Feringghi with Phaik Yean and Mei Hwa.
Didn't take much photos, except for a random picture of my slippers:
All this blogging about home made tarts is making me hungry. I'm now off to have some of those tarts I made!!!
"I know its bad to say this, but lets face the ugly truth: If it weren't for ugly people, the good looking ones wouldn't look as good as they do right now."
Ugly girls look pretty after putting on make up.
Pretty girls look oh-so-very-slightly prettier after putting on make up.
Whats the freaking point of being born naturally pretty, when any ugly old Toni, Dominique, and Hilary could be magically transformed into beauty pageant contestants with just the miraculous touch of make up?
The world's so unfair.
P.S.: Say I'm thick skinned, say I'm vain, but by no means have I ever mentioned before that I am prettier than you (gosh, what is wrong with people these days; you accidentally slip and mention they're not-so-good-looking and they find out, they immediately snap back and tell you to look in the mirror, calling you an ugly bitch - I mean, just because I say someone else isn't pretty doesn't mean I'm saying I'm prettier than her, right?); unless you think so yourself, which probably goes to show that it just might be the ugly truth.
P.P.S.: Sorry. Felt like being a bit bitchy today.
P.P.P.S.: FYI, I do love make-up. A whole lot.
P.P.P.P.S.: Last but not least, here's a toast to all the pretty girls in the world. If you think you're up for it, this toast is for you. *winks*
"What's the point of having so much money if you don't use them?"
I no longer wish to call my occasional splurges 'shopping sprees'; I have found a more suitable name for it: Using cash.
I don't buy stuff because of my shopaholic impulses, I buy them because money are meant to be spent, not saved as food for termites and book worms.
Or maybe that is precisely why humans are born with in-built shopaholic impulses; so that we would actually spend what we earn (or in my case, what I receive from my parents) rather than keeping them till our old age, and then when we die, giving them to our children, who in turn will keep them for their children, and the cycle goes on and on until the very huge sum of snowballing money gets into the hands of some prodigal son who spends it all in one night at Las Vegas, coming home a poor, shirtless kid.
For goodness' sake, its your money, so freaking USE IT!! Your children will earn money of their own.
Am I good at giving myself excuses to spend money, or what?
So far, here are some of the stuff I have bought:
Lovely book, some parts almost made me cry.
JAY CHOU PIANO BOOK~!!! ^^ Comes with a complementary CD. AM SOOOOO HAPPY!!!I am going to play the piano all day!!!
Some Anime. ^^
Kiddy stickers!!! I used some of them already, hence the blank spaces.
Shin Chan comic books to be added to my already huge collection!!!
My collection of Shin Chan comic books since 2004.
A mini rubix cube. Though I still haven't figured how to match the colors yet...
I also bought 2 scarves last Thursday (a pink one and a white one); I know I've got a green one already, but one cannot expect one to be constantly wearing a green scarf, especially when one has a wardrobe full of different colored clothes (imagine matching a green scarf with a red top!! *gasp*) now, can one?
So as you can see, I have got lots of anime to watch and books to read (plus, 3 more classics I bought last year but didn't bother finish reading them); I don't know if I can finish all of them in 3 weeks time, by which I will have to be back to Singapore for my second year of uni education torture.
20 minutes later...
That was 2 days ago; it's now in the fridge, still 49/50 uneaten.