Friday, October 31, 2008

Everything Thai for today. =)

Today was an interesting day because I get to watch a horror movie. I don't know why, but I just love movies from this genre. The Coffin was surprisingly not disappointing but it was actually quite an impressive horror flick after The Shutter. Why did I say this? Most of the horror movies made in Thailand that I've watched so far were not up to my standard (or you can say not up to the expectation of viewers who love Japanese and Korean types of horror movies) so I wasn't expecting much from this movie either. The quality in terms of the sound and storyline for other Thai horror movies was horrendous. Take The Dorm as example. I got bored watching that show.

During the movie, Ju Dee was clutching onto my arms so tightly that I thought some blood capillaries of mine burst. I broke the record for being the first person ever getting out of the cinema bruised all over.

Okay, that was obviously a joke.

There were some funny moments in the cinema. Chee Leong, who wasn't an avid fan of horror flicks got the most challenging experience. The movie was said to pose an even a greater challenge than the rides in Genting (a confession he made during lunch). Imagine, paying a meager RM6 just to get the same exhilarating feeling (maybe even more). See how much you have already saved up if you were to spend it on the rides in Genting?

Back to the story. I could not remember what or when, but The-One-Who-Hates-Horror-Movies suddenly decided to drink his water and spurted some water (he claimed that it was a suppressed form and I wonder if it wasn't suppressed, I would have been drenched. LOL). It was seriously funny for everyone who heard about it later. So it became the joke of the day.

(Chee Leong, forgive me if your mishap became the joke of the day. It had already been popularised in Patricia's blog. So this is just a recap. =P)

After the movie, we set foot to Johnny's as planned days and days ago for our tomyam steamboat. Something Thai again. This was pure coincidence. It didn't cross our minds at all that we would be watching and eating something Thai for the day. The food was fabulous and I ate a tad more than I should.

I am now in the process of getting my cross-stitch project done. It's almost a year now. Will be posting up the pictures of the process once I am done. Then I will get it framed in my room. My first ever finished 32,000 squares of crosses.

Arthur Foo is an awesome writer. I love his wits and humour in his novel. Brown Sugar is truly one of its kind.

Currently my favourite song: God Of My Forever

The Chinese version with chords: 我永遠的救主

The lyrics are so beautiful.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Second and final event for me at Syuen

The continuation of my experience working at Syuen Hotel. This time it's a Chinese wedding function which meant more fussy guest.

While waiting for the briefing to start, I snapped a few pictures of the ballroom. The lights were off then so the picture quality was not as good.

At first I thought it was a Malay wedding but then when I saw this, I knew I was wrong.

Double happiness character which proved that this was going to be a Chinese wedding.

The table setting. Look at the little box on the right of the chopsticks. Suren and I were betting on what it was. he said it was sweets but I said it was cake. I won.

A direct view of the character facing the entrance to the ballroom.

The 9-layered wedding cake. Beautiful.

The main stage.

VIP table for the newly-weds and parents

As the number of tables were less than on Friday's, it wasn't as tiring. However, the guests of the night were far more demanding. They would start making noise when their teas are not refilled immediately and some even complained that the tea wasn't hot enough.

Suren got the worst from a drunk guest. One drunk uncle asked him,

"Why are you so black?"

"Because you are white."

Suren, that was such a hilarious answer. If only he wasn't a guest, Suren would definitely get his sweet, sweet revenge.

I also saw Rains there. She said she was in charge of the event. Then, I noticed someone else who was also familiar. She was clad in a dark blue evening gown and I then recalled her name. Su Yin. Yes, that's her. My ex-schoolmate. Had a little chat with her and then I found out that it was her cousin's wedding. She was one of the bride's maids.

Compared to the Pre-graduates Night on Friday, last night's dinner had an extra course serving prawns. The courses seemed to be lighter compared to the first night I worked.

From these two nights, I have learnt that Chinese guests are really fussy, a fact I already knew but now confirmed really true.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Being a waitress at Syuen

I had my very first working experience at Syuen Hotel last night as a waitress for a banquet. I don't know about other of my friends but I did find it interesting albeit the heavy load of dishes I had to carry to the tables. Now I guess I need to do more of this work to strengthen my arms.

Through last night's experience, I finally figured out how the back area of Syuen looked like. The elevator was really antique. It's time for them to change to a new one as it looked as though it would fall apart anytime soon.

The moment we reached the second floor, which was where the banquet hall located, we were led by the manager into a series of hallways to the office where we kept our belongings and later on put on a maroon-coloured vest. I kind of like the vest.

Prior to the event (which was Malam Pragraduan UiTM Perak also known as Pre-graduates Night in English I think), we were briefed about the steward area as well as other details about the procedures to serve the courses. At that moment, I felt like there was so much things to remember but I eventually realized that the tasks when performed were not as complicated as explained in theory.

Now didn't that remind you of something? No wonder most students do not fare well when it comes to theory. They practise practicality.

The most tedious part of the job was actually sending the trays of dirty dishes and glasses to the steward area at the end of the event after the guests had left. My legs and arms were so sore from the long periods of standing and carrying the loads. During the service, I did something I felt embarrassing (didn't know whether the guests felt that way or not) about. When I was carrying the fish dish to the table, I spilled a little of the gravy on the table cloth before I managed to put the plate onto the centre of the table. Glitch happens.

But I enjoyed myself somehow. I felt I actually accomplished something by working hard.

A few pictures before the event started. We were so bored waiting for the arrival of guests so we snapped pictures of ourselves.

Ju Dee wanted to pretend that she was holding our faces but failed.

Three of us. Four if I count the photographer. =)

Patricia and I

I will be working for another function tomorrow/later today. I wonder what function will it be this time

P/S: Dearest uncle, you do not have to worry that I will regret what I have ventured into because I love the job even if it means hard work. Thank you for being so concerned. I really appreciate that. I really do.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Any Anas out there?

I suddenly have this sense of urgency to post about something certain people of the world do to prevent from getting fat. Or what I would say, prevent from getting flesh.

Dearest Julie, if you ever do drop by at my humble site, have pleasure reading. I put these pictures below just for you to enjoy. They are your models so you mustn't criticize the way they look.

Picture 1: Beautiful girls in their own way but one of them ate all her own flesh (the one on the left, obviously).

Let's name the anorexic girl Ana, shall we? The other girl should be called Ann.

Ann leads a healthy lifestyle by eating a sufficient amount of food on time unlike poor Ana. She is deprived from food.

Oh, Julie! I can never imagine your life in Malaysia. I am sure you will book the next flight to go back to where you belong because you simply cannot resist food here. Having said that, I don't mean that we are people who eat non-stop till we are fat. EATING=FAT is a ridiculous equation. Okay, you would probably say that you eat but not as much as 'we fatsos' (as you would absent-mindedly call us) but I can assure you, eating a grain of corn per meal is not eating (this is merely an example and does not depict your real eating habit). Get it??

You must be anticipating to see what picture number 2 is.

Picture 2: Exposing beautifully-formed ribcage

This picture can haunt me in my sleep. Even the picture of Linda Blair being possessed in Exorcist does not look half as scary. Do you look like this, Julie?

If you do, then please do not reveal yourself to me. I still need my sweet dreams.

Picture 3: Modelling on the runway

Look at the face. Gorgeous. Look at the body. Gosh!!

Julie, are you a model too?

Picture 4: The finale

Julie chanting to self: I am fat. I am fat. Need to lose more weight. Oh, scratch that. I mean flesh.

I know what your horror movies are, Julie. Surely it's the Big Momma's House and also The Nutty Professor. To me, these two are the best movies ever made to taunt anorexics. =)

P/S: Julie is a Britsh who speaks perfect English as well as other languages like German, French and so on. Such a perfect girl yet she is allergic to Ju Dee. I mean, how harmful can a healthy girl be? She called me fat too. Oh, not to forget she even called me 'chicken'. I should count myself lucky that word does not start with a 'W'. To read more of the conversation I had had with her, please move on to Ju Dee's chatbox. Thank you.

Monday, October 20, 2008

House Bunny is funny!

I had been sitting in front of the screen for hours for the past few weeks and finally it's over. I've completed my assignments!

Now I just need to wait for my dad to buy the black ink and I can print them out.

Watched House Bunny today and I found the show really funny. Anna Faris is a dumb blonde (no offence to her fans, yeah)!!

A snapshot of Anna Faris a.k.a. Shelley from the movie.

No one would wear her lingerie everywhere except for the House Bunny!

Picture: She was looking for a new home after being kicked out from the Playboy Mansion.

P/S: Looking forward to finish my very much delayed cross-stitch project.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More of Blogthings

Once again, I tried out some quizes from Blogthings. This is what happens when I got tired of doing assignments.

What's Important to You... And What Isn't:

For you, your career is usually your number one priority.

You don't mind having things to get done... as long as they don't pile up on you.

Your most important priorities get your attention. You are happily able to let the less important things slide.

You want thinking to be a high priority, but you don't take enough time for yourself.

You Are Pretty Charming

While you're not a natural charmer, you can be charming when you want to be.

And lucky for those around you, you usually feel like turning on the charm.

You project a happy, calm image - even when you're feeling the exact opposite.

You make people feel great about being around you... though you're not always up for putting in the effort.

Your Observation Skills Get A C-

You tend to notice the big things in life...

But the details aren't exactly your forte

You Are Impact

You are very unique and quite striking. You are forceful and aggressive.

You never go unnoticed, and people recognize your power instantly.

While you make your presence known, your message is a bit fuzzy.

You are not the easiest person to understand, and you're not one for details.

You Are 40% Addicted to Blogthings

Okay, so you know how to take and post a Blogthing.

But you're no addict. (Hey, this quiz *proves* it!)

For you, Blogthings is more of a healthy habit.

At least, that's what you tell yourself!

You Are A Relationship Rescuer!

You don't ruin relationships, if anything you keep them together

The key: you respect yourself and your guy. Which goes further than you might think.

You simply treat your guy how you would like to be treated... the old golden rule.

And in return, he treats you like gold - or at least tries. And how perfect is that

You Can Hang With the Guys and the Girls

You've struck a good balance between girlie and laid back.

You can keep it casual but when you dress up, you are as girly as the next girl.

You Are a Champagne Woman

A true mystery, no one can quite figure you out...

That is, until you start drinking. Then you tend to let loose.

You're fun to drink with, but it definitely takes you a few drinks to loosen up.

You prefer to date a man who likes the finer things in life... like a five star dinner with that champagne.

Your Weight is Ideal

Your BMI is 18.8 - a healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 25

Congratulations, you are the perfect weight for your height.

Even though you may not be entirely happy with your weight, you are healthy.

So gain or lose a few pounds if you want, but don't go too crazy!

Don't agree? Blame the government standards we based this test on!

Your Life is Rated PG

Your life is pretty family friendly. The worse someone is going to get from you is brief nudity or toilet humor.

Your Scholastic Strength Is Deep Thinking

You aren't afraid to delve head first into a difficult subject, with mastery as your goal.

You are talented at adapting, motivating others, managing resources, and analyzing risk.

You should major in:






Foreign language

You Are a Great Student

You aren't afraid to crack the books when you need to, and you make your education a true priority.

You could become a PhD in anything, if you set your mind to it. There's no limit to what you can learn!

You Are An Invisible Ex

You're so over your ex, you hardly even remember you have an ex.

You prefer leave all of the baggage behind you - far, far behind.

As they say, indifference is the opposite of love!

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life - a living diary.

If it happens, you blog it. And you make it as entertaining as possible.

You may be guilty of over-sharing a bit on your blog, but you can't help it.

Your life is truly an open book. Or in this case, an open blog!

You Are a Good Girl

You are 80% Good and 20% Bad

Generally speaking, you're a very good girl.

(But you don't have us totally fooled!)

You Sometimes Know When Someone's Lying

You can spot a liar if the liar slips up, but you're not always aware of other people's dishonesty.

Eventually a liar will reveal himself, and you usually will figure out if you've been lied to.

However, someone could be duping you without you knowing it. So watch out for the telltale signs of lying!

Guys Like That You're Sensitive

And not in that "cry at a drop of a hat" sort of way

You just get most guys - even if you're not trying to

Guys find it is easy to confide in you and tell you their secrets

No wonder you tend to get close quickly in relationships!

You Are an Apple

You are strong, powerful, and even a bit stubborn at times.

You have enough strength to help those around you in trouble.

You are adventurous and charming. Many people are drawn to you.

You love life, and you enjoy traveling the world. You enjoy fine food, art, and culture.

People have accused you of being a snob, but that's not accurate.

You do enjoy the best things in life. Unlike snobs, you truly appreciate quality... not just pretend to.

You Are Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic - you have many facets to your personality.

You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.

You have a little bit of something to offer everyone... no wonder you're so popular.

Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dear Eve,

If you are reading this, I just want you to know that no matter how far I am from you, you can still pour out your problems to me for you are one of my bestest friends and I want to be there for you. I know God is putting you through a series of challenges but I am sure you will be able to overcome it. Trust me, I have seen you overcome bigger problems before. What can be more difficult than handling the 'monster' way back in Form 6 (I don't think 'the monster' reads my blog anyway)?

Being away from hometown can be sickening as you will meet new people and these new people who do not know your past will not understand you in the shortest time. Fret not, you will soon get acquainted to your housemates and everything will be fine. When you said that you are struggling because I am not with you, I think this is the time that God has set apart for you to get to know yourself and learn about how the world really works i.e. meeting strangers and coping life living under the same roof with them.

I remembered your mom telling me to take care of you when we entered Form 6 but you actually did fairly well without me. I was the one being dependent on you. I was the one who needed you to guide me to take the town bus back home. You learnt independence so much quicker than I did.

Cry no longer for the tears are better saved for things much worthwhile. Swollen eyes do not look good on anyone. I wish I could just stretch out my arms and give you a warm and encouraging hug so that you will have the strength to cope with your problems.

I will not abandon you and my number is always available twenty-four-seven for a chat. Don't you just love the phone? No matter how depressed you are, you can still talk to someone you are comfortable with no matter how far that person might be.

And I am glad that the person is me.

Do take care always and may God bless you in everything.

Your chum,

Monday, October 13, 2008

Indulgence pictures

Finally the pictures are uploaded by our dear photographer. Thanks a bunch!

Four of us while waiting for our food.

Patricia and I

(See, I didn't call you 'lou ling'. Oops!)

The section where we sat.

The beautiful lightings and the fan. I love the antique look of the ceiling.

Crockery and cutleries

The cruet set.

The sugar was yellow in colour so we mistook it for cheese. 'Cheese' has never tasted so sweet. Yuck!

Hot lemon tea.

Corn bread and the salty butter which I liked very much.

Passion and mango fruit drink.

I thought it was banana juice at first. =P

The graffiti on the wall.

Chicken bolognese spaghetti

My lasagne

Ju Dee's 'favourite and most memorable' dish. Tuna Vue.

Puffed Chook. Looked so tempting.

Some pictures of their achievements

The ladies

The gents

I am so sorry but you seemed to be the only seat available under Indulgence.

Ju Dee fell in love with it instantly.

Another picture before we left.

It was raining when this picture was taken.

This was how much we ate.

P/S: There's this stupid Malay pervert who had nothing better to do, not even nonsense deliberately hit my hips with his filthy wrist as I walked past when I went for dinner. Idiot, you did that on purpose and you think I am as idiotic as you not to notice. Totally brainless. I am not going to curse you or anything but I just wish that the next time you try to attempt to molest others, you will get caught and get sent behind bars in the zoo and be molested by the smelly hands of gorillas and monkeys for eternity. That serves you right.