Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wong Wei Chen!!!

One day,
three very bored girls started a conversation about a common topic among females-
Males- in particular, HOT MALES!!!

When boredom strikes- we make the best out of it, eh?
Wong Wei Chen, don't think that becos you posted first,
means that I will kowtow to you and LET IT PASS that LeeJunKi is on your list!
(Takeshi bla bla bla...)

Today! I will prove to you WHY he is so-not-a-faker!
and why he is more worthy than ur-what's-his-name-lee to have a spot on MY LIST!
Actually, the whole list was supposedly a Top Five thing.
Alas, after much thought- I have decided to remain forever faithful to my TOP THREE!

So, without further threats and ramblings-
Bring on the eye candy!

(swooonnnnsss first, will swoon again later)


(big enough for your eyes mah. Chen?)

Yesh- that yummy mass of Male above is my Takeshi!
Ahhh, where do I start? where to start?
What is not to love I ask you, when someone that YUMMY smiles at you in that way...
You know that feeling where your legs get wobbly and your heart really races?
I was totally in love with him from the moment he sang in Perhaps Love-

So yesh, Chen, I can really say he isn't a faker because
1. He's a really great actor with awards to prove it
2. Look at the photo below, OMG-there is a whole lot of raw feeling that comes out of the pic
3. YOU DARE SAY AGAIN- I tumbuk ur Lee bla bla and he sure cannot tumbuk me back, because he not man enough!

Thank you the divine being up there,
for sending this gift to women worldwide!
We will cherish and LOVE it, oops, HIM very very much!!!

Pffffft. This is Chen's Lee Bla Bla.
Esh, cannot even compare to MY TAKESHI.
Both completely different level.

And this is to ascertain the fact that he is GOOD LOOKING in person!
Some celebrities or so-called hot guys resort to unnatural touch ups in photo shoots.
Not this one, he looks damn good without even trying!
And he is SOOO cute too!
Just look at that mischievous face of his!
I really want to know what he was thinking at that moment!

I will always support my Takeshi through thick and thin-
i.e. like defending him against some woman's claim that he is fake...
tsk. tsk. tsk.
He is a really highly sought after actor with international accolades!
Like, in the most recent blockbusters- e.g. Red Cliff!
Where he gave such a touching rendition of the classic novel,
haih- talent my friends, talent...
in a nicely sculpted package too!

Once again,
he is TRULY God's Gift To Women.
Capital letters are validated, he is Takeshi Kaneshiro!

HOTNESS #2 Raymond Lam Fung

Okay, okay, Chen, at least we agree on this cutie eh?
If not, really tiring to praise all of my men,
while u silently curse me in your room at Pujut 7.
Don't think I cannot feel the evil dagger stare you have while looking at the comp screen.

Since I was doing such a bimbiotic post,
I might as well do it properly-
Hence, the cutie face stamps on all the pictures...
Hahhaha, I actually wanted to add these Heart symbols all over their faces...
erm... but that was one step too far...
even for the present bimbo situation...
which has me salivating...over these guys...

Okay, it is not unfair to have so many 'loves'...
C'mon, if guys can say-
I like Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba and Pussycat Dolls...
My heart is big enough for these three!

My Raymond!
He is the TVB actor to watch nowadays,
especially after Moonlight Resonance/ 家好月圓
which further cemented my love and dedication for him!

I love the way he always has this really ...'yeng' expression on his face during serious moments,
even my family knows me well,
everytime I see his face appear on a TV screen-
My dad says "Nah- your husband lar- start screaming..."
I will death-stare him first,
then proceed to scream "LAM FUNG!"

He is also such a great Canton singer.
His voice is so distinctive that I can hear it all the way from my room,
when my bro plays his songs from his phone...
Seriously, one can drown in that voice of his!
If I am feeling sad or down,
just listening to him,
will pick up my spirits!

What to do,
am truly a dedicated fangirl!

I haven't reached No.1 Fangirl status yet.
To be No.1 Fangirl, one must:
-Have a pillow with his face on it
-Have his picture photoshopped next to your face and edited ala wedding photo style
-Have all his albums to date (I do illegal downloading from the internet)
-Have a DVD of all his TVB shows
-Have a fansite dedicated to him
-Hate Linda Chung, who is his rumored GF, cos she stole him away from me! His one true love!

I will do all of the above if I meet him one day,
and he actually smiles at me in that 'yeng' way of his...
and holds my hand...
and says "I've been waiting for you!"

But since that is a far-fetched day dream,
I will still give him my full support...
by watching every show he will make in the future!

That is a pledge!

See? He is such a fun sport!
I've always seen him smiling at public events,
unlike some stars who are always grumpy when a camera points at their face!
He is so nice to his fans...
except I can't assure you with first hand experience,
only second hand accounts from fan sites and forums...

Just to see him smile!


(cue fangirl scream)

My Bosco!
This so cute that you want to pinch him!
And he has these really 'yeng' serious moments as well...which make you love him.
Bonus point- HE LOVES TO COOK.
Hahhahahaha, you can cook for me everyday...
and I'll never get sick of your cooking!

He's one of those guys that you don't really take notice of at first,
but then they start to grow onto you...
and you know that you've fallen HARD.

One feature of his that I really really adore are his lips!
He has such kissable lips!
Long and pouty!
Haih- should I now try to brush up on my Cantonese and work to be a TVB actress?
So that one day... I might (hopefully) get to smooch him?

Others think that he likes to 'act-cute' and finds it nauseating
but I am of opinion that that is a part of his personality-
I like! He is open and doesn't care about 'proper' image portrayal!

Hot, Pro-Chef at work!

So, in an ending befitting a post such as this,
I shall quote Chen-
"I am insanely-crazily-attracted to these fellas!"

I totally get you girl!

(swwooonnss happily!)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Finally! The Trip Down Under!

*Warning* Heavy picture post ahead!

So I went for a short brief jaunt over to Brisbane before the start of my new semester. Believe me, I am a firm believer in holidays. They are rejuvenating, educating and refreshing all at once! Thank you so much, Grand mama! I really did enjoy myself and was fully prepped for the new study period! Plus I had such a great time meeting new people- within the short period of 1 week! And... I think that I might have some new appreciation for the formerly-thought crude sport called 'Rugby' because thanks to the teachings of my cousin and my uncle, I actually sat through two rounds of the Bledisloe Cup! All those really buff men chasing a rectangular shaped ball? I know understand the WHY WHY WHY question of WHY they do that!

Me and Grand mama departed to Brisbane via Brunei Airlines, at the most unholy hour of 1.45 am. I am a chick who takes her sleep very. very. very seriously.

Indeed, we were very EXCITED about heading to Brisbane. We just didn't want to arrive looking like sleep-deprived, hunger panged, panda eyed tourists. Have you ever tried sleeping on a plane? Let me tell you, its not exactly as bad as trying to sleep on a bus but it does not allow you to actually doze off. You'll be constantly awake. Due to the shuffling of the other passengers... the hard sides of the seat...bla bla bla.

Or maybe I'm just the type who can't sleep in airplanes. Yea.

BUT THEN- Lady Luck was on our side! Guess who got upgraded to First Class/ Business Class? WOOOOT!

And therefore, we had a swell time, good sleep, excellent service, great meals... AND WE ARRIVED LOOKING FRESH AND ALERT! To the surprise of my aunt!

Lesson learn t? There's a reason why people pay for Business Class, when they can afford it.

My companion throughout the trip. Wait, the little one. My other companion was my Grandma. This little pink fellow with the glassy huge eyes was the silent spectator- everyone, met Mr. BrownHeart.

(Yesh, not the most imaginative name ever BUT can you see that brown colored heart on his...erm... body? Hence the name. One can also say its a parody of BraveHeart. I really detest that film!)

#1 The Neighbourhood

Anyway, we got all settled in and Brrr! It was really really cold. Australian winters are milder compared to European/ China/ Japan winters but for a first-timer, it was really really chilly! There were days when it felt like there was natural air-conditioning in the outdoors and there were days when I just wanted to stay home, cuddle under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate. I now know the significance of hot chocolate and winter- its a symbiosis, one cannot exist without the other!

The good news about winter? FASHION! I could finally wear scarves! & coats! & pashnima shawls! without having weird looking glances thrown my way and aunties shaking their heads, complaining about "young people nowadays and weird fashion sense!"

Thus, it was quite alrite! Since I am (hopefully) heading to Perth next year for the completion of my degree course, I can say that I am now a veteran of Australian winter-time. (Hah! Look whose talking? One winter only!) I can fully prepare for my wardrobe... oh, and my skincare and my diet and my...wardrobe!

Almost a Fairytale- The gateway for one of the houses in my Aunt's suburb

First outing up our sleeves- a walk through the neighborhood. My aunt lives in a suburb called Corinda, located near Indooroopilly. Another frequent haunt for my one week stay was the local Indooroopilly Mall.

The suburbs are fantastic places to do a bit of 'house-watching'. Most suburbs in Brisbane vary in the form of housing design. For instance, Corinda and the surrounding suburbs around Indooroopilly have a strong sense of 'Queensland Architecture'. Another suburb outside SunnyBank, which is a predominantly Asian area, has normal brick houses.

Queensland Architecture is unique because of the way the house is designed. A long veranda is one of the differentiating points of Queensland architecture. Or I might just say that it looks like an amped-up, more luxurious version of the Malaysian Kampung House.

Jen, care to explain more about the various features of Queensland Architecture... or any puzzled people could just Google It!

The infamous Queensland Architecture House.
What I really like is the detailing around the fences and the ballisters.

My childhood dream- a treehouse!

Wandering around the suburbs- while walking away the huge meals that I seem to have almost everyday, is a really entertaining experience. Everyone here has infused so much personality into their houses! Its like their houses are a part of themselves. Which, the same cannot be said for most Miri houses, every Semi-Detached or Bungalow has the same, standardized look that screams- Same, similar, copycat developers!

Blooming Azaleas.

My Grandma almost went crazy over these pink/ white beauties. She almost knocked and wandered into the house, just to compliment the owner on his/her superb gardening skills.

Almost. My aunt and me are fast workers.

I wish I could squeeze them and satisfy my urge for fresh juice.

Grand old trees that look good. Handsome guys.

Duck. Stork. Another Bird Family Friend.

The walk also took us down to the Neighborhood Park. Where I saw mangroves and a man-made pond with little cute ducks waddling about!

The thing about ducks is- you don't really understand the 'waddle' part until you actually see it? They really do waddle! Penguins shuffle, Ducks waddle. Hah- mysteries of the universe! The weirdest thing was that this park forbade onlookers from feeding the wildlife. It seems that its actually a wildlife reserve? Part park, part wildlife reserve. The animals are supposed to be wild. They are supposed to fend for themselves. The theory is that once humans start supplying food, the ducks/ other wildlife will become dependent on those suppliers, taking away their wilderness survival skills.

Ahh, okay, so I couldn't feed these waddling ducks. At least I could appreciate the irony in that.

I heart the way the ripples appear as they swim past.

# 2 The City

The next day... we made a visit to the city! We went to see the fabulously put together Picasso Exhibition at the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), located in the Cultural Center, right next to the State Library. Let me tell you, for an art amateur, I really did enjoy myself, looking at the various paintings on display (no cameras allowed!) in the galleries. The descriptions and running commentary from my Aunt and the museum speaker made the whole visit extremely worthwhile, I was actually learning something! This is another small woe of mine, that Malaysia doesn't really put together nice showings like this- well, there might be one or two, but then, I'll have to jet over to KL... In Brisbane? Heck, they had Andy Warhol before Picasso!!! My cousin went and he was amazed. That says a lot. My cousin is a guy. For a guy to enjoy a museum... yea, I guess it was really really good.

The view of Brisbane City from a lookout point.

It was a chilly day. Leggings-Check! Pashnima-Check!

The city is totally different from my aunt's suburbs. Her suburbs are kinda like a mini-town, you get a whole town square in the middle of the suburbs where people sit in cafes or go to knitting classes at the craft store. But the city? Whoa. The hustle, the bustle, the pure energy! At every corner, there was something going on! People taking pictures! People getting off a bus! People chatting away! The whole city is actually composed of all these dual story townhouses done in a maze. If you take a turn at your left, for instance, you end up in a shopping complex, made out of quaint townhouses! A right turn? A lovely little tea shop!

Of course, there were the skyscrapers and the office buildings but the shopping district! Ooohhhh...

I remember this little cafe that had tables laid out in the back alley for their customers all the way from my 2004 visit. The cafe owners had even transformed the back alley into a little garden. Like an oasis in the middle of the city! We wanted to stop by that cafe this trip- but time was not on our side...maybe next time?

The City Hall right smack in city central.

My aunt, who is a recent graduate of a Fine Arts Diploma Course from Griffith University is a proud jeweler! She works on her projects on a daily basis in the Jeweler's Residence in City Hall. They have all the in-house equipment and provide her with a comfy, inspirational workplace.

The various jewelers works on display.

These works are for sale as well. Its a great way to promote new talent because the City Hall is a tourist destination, which means that these new talents get a lot of exposure and acknowledgment if someone were to purchase their work! Its great too because instead of showcasing your work in a rented space or having an exhibition, City Hall takes care of that for you.

I have promised my aunt that I will purchase a ring (her rings are a piece of art) from her when I get my first paycheck!

These two pictures show my fav works from the many displays. I really like the bird motifs on the plaques. Oohhh, but they really cost a bundle! And the little silver embossed tin man with dancing hands and legs? Can I bring you home? Heart the little cap on his head.

Why did you have to be so expensive, Love?

My love for flooring. Especially flooring that tells a story.

Toy Horses!

These exhibits are from a local toy manufacturer called Dobbins and Drum Toys! These beauties are 100% handmade. I think, if I remember correctly, a sign next to them showcased the famous people for whom the toymaker had served all these years- including, IF I am really not mistaken, HRH Prince Charles himself!

The exterior of GoMA. Its a modern art gallery, hence the ultra modern exterior and interior.

It was a really good showcase!

I've known who Picasso was- hhahhaha, for his extreme art and his extreme love life! He had as many lovers as his famous art works. One of his lovers was even an accomplished artist herself, with her work showing right there next to Picasso's!

Throughout the whole collection, you could really gather how much the artists of that time period influenced one another. Since they were all friends or acquaintances, they all discussed their artwork regularly. As art connoisseurs, all these artists collected one another's' pieces. Then they learnt from each other. Cubism, Picasso's famous feature's origin was explained. As was pointillism, sculptures and various other methods that he used over the years for his pieces.

It was amazing to see that Picasso was so talented, because he wasn't merely a painter- he was a sculptor, illusionist, photographer and art critic...and he did it with aplomb!

A naughty piece of work displayed at the entrance. So whose is BIGGER? I really can't tell!

The artsy chairs at the museum cafe.

Where we had really delicious sandwiches and tea!

Another love of my trip has got to be BREAD. One cannot say that they have visited Australia if one has not tried their bread! In the course of one week, I think I ate more focaccias and loafs than humanely possible. I should have been bloated! But the bread... oh, the bread!

They make the best scones, the best croissants, the best wheat loafs... even the regular sandwich loaves taste so much better!

I can't seem to fulfill my desire for bread back here...the best I've managed so far is French Toast in Baker's Village KL. Note the fact that its in KL.


The first thing that jumped into my mind when I saw these was- FISH! Oops, person.

She who has something-something for cutesy, beautiful and one of a kind wallpapers! Gal, I really wanted to bring one of these beauties back for you but it would have been crumpled to the extreme. Next time when I have more baggage space? (ahem) or Shipping space?

The book shops in Brisbane had the most delightful children's books.

I found these two in the corner shop of GoMA. Its a resolution, I think, the urge to purchase these babies when the time is right!

Above, Sunday Chutney. (Eeeeee, such a yummy name!)

Below, The Giving Tree.

Another special mention.

Everyone knows those gray, rectangular boxes called Power Circuit Boxes right? The ones with the words Sesco or Tenaga Nasional sprayed across the front?

Well, Brisbane has re-defined the ugly. They actually vamped up these sore lookers through a competition that everyone could take part in! All you had to do was to secure a power box or your own anywhere in Brisbane and paint your own design onto it! Then, the judges would go around and select the winner!

This book here documents this creative plan and actually showcases all the painted circuit boxes! They even interviewed the various 'artists'. Talk about a cool state project.

The State Library of Queensland. With a really quaint looking modern-fused exterior!

The fun and cute thing about this library is that there's a game to play! The staff exhibits many sculptures and art pieces of local artists all around the museum. The interesting thing is- they don't place it right in front of you. The point is, they want you to look for them- like a treasure hunt! They give you pointers and the rest is up to you.

Once again, it would have really been a fun game but we had so many things to see, so little time!

Stuffy, old library? Nuh-huh.


Its got to stop somewhere eh?

Dun fret! Next up- Aunt's Place, More City Spotting's and Fave Things.

Meanwhile, I think I want to make a resolution to travel once a year, when I start working and when I can well afford it myself! I think its well worth the money earned and great for my soul!

So, till I can update again-Toodles!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Brief Respite

There is something very wrong, when a conversation that started like this-

Miss Teo: Hey thr! Hows you? Ethics okay? Word limit how much?

Golden Chen: NOT OKAY. 2000 words rite?

Miss Teo: DAMN. I tot 3000. HOW HOW HOW?


Miss Teo: YOU EVIL WOMAN. dun laugh. Later you share the same fate.

Suddenly goes on to this-

Miss Teo: I am word cutter extraordinaire now. Damn lar.

Golden Chen: I feel your pain now. I got 600 words left.

Miss Teo: Eh, be happy lar, I dun have ANY more words left.

Golden Chen: Wait- I still have second value, justification and conclusion.

Miss Teo: OUCH. I feel your pain. Can I laugh now?

Golden Chen: WTF. I feel your pain too. I shud not have laughed. I take back my laugh.

How come our measly lives are dictated by a (wtf) word limit? From surveyor to passengers on the same boat? Chen, I say we say Hell to the rules and resort to anarchy- we just write as much as we want to... but as trilling as that sounds... I dun think I will ever resort to that notion.

We very kinteo (scared), no brawn people always talk behind backs and perform a NATO- no action, talk only...

Remind you of someone in the Malaysian Political Scene?

To watch Roswell Season 3
A pair of gladiator flats
A pair of ballet flats
Chanel 2.55

To finish my assignment on time

Of things to come

with Golden Chen over the stoopid assignment
(sobs- we are such students!)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

He Came, He Saw, He said Buh-Bye

(Click on Pic to enlarge)
Spent the Nite with my Besties instead of a horrible essay.
Remember to greet TopShop for me!
Remember not to always cook Broccoli- there are other veggies!
Remember to write occasionally- as in once a month?
Remember to take pictures- ppl invented a camera for a reason!
Remember to go to Disneyland Paris and bring back something MORE than a pic.
Remember to miss your Miri Food and Besties!!!

Missing the guy who re-defined 'Act-Cute'
See the bunny ears in the photolog?

Take care, Dude!

Evil, dry journals

To form a coherent sentence


BestieJiun for the nice pic

Ting and Jason

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sugar Rush

"I Love Being Around you-
you make it easy,
as easy as 1,2 (1,2,3,4)
Theres only one thing two do three words four you...
I Love You."

Me love Plain White T's.
Could a song be anymore simple yet meaningful?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Patchwork quilt

1. Moon Cake Festival is near!!! In fact, it is this Sunday! As a true blue Chinese, I am technically very happy when feasting is concerned. Festivals = Good Food! So far, my moon cake sampling has only extended towards Malaysian brands such as Baker's Village and KLT (Kam Lun Tai). I have tried local cake shop/ bakery mooncakes but in my foodie opinion, KLT wins hands down!

One bite can tell you that all ingredients are of the highest quality! It melts in your mouth and does not leave a bad after taste. I tried BV Lotus and KLT Lotus at the same time and I could not stand the sweetness of BV Lotus. It was also rather grainy and coarse in texture- but KLT? Ohhhh, sigh, I shall now have to compare thee to international brands. Maybe they might pale in your presence too...

So Happy Moon Cake to all! Special wishes go to the peeps away from home- Jen, Cinds and Dan Ting! Hope the lot of you have a great weekend- moon cake or no moon cake!!!

2. Dire circumstances call for extreme measures. I have no idea why, but my face has been breaking out. Not serious but enough to have me in a tizzy. I don't like the pain that comes with pimples. Ting, who is currently majoring in pharmacology, has some background in...of all things...skincare. According to she, it is best to pinch a pimple and extract its root so that it will not remain in your skin glands and have to opportunity to grow again.

-_- Correct me if I'm wrong, this sounds like pulling weeds from the lawn. Here I was- thinking that dermatologists have always...always...always... informed people NOT to pick a pimple. BestieTing just said "Well, you can do it in a hygienic manner." Her version of hygienic? Don't let your fingers come into contact with the pimple.

Anyway, I am now trying this mud mask in hopes that it works as it is touted. Natural recipe, bah? Won't hurt right?

3. SECRET RECIPE Miri Sarawak finally opens!!! I have no idea whether its an official opening or a soft opening, but that place is packed. Me and all my fellow Miri friends are very, very excited!!! Note the use of 'Miri friends', why did I state it like tat? Hmph- because a KK born and bred person just dampened our enthusiasm by replying : "So? KK already has 3 outlets. I am sick of chocolate banana cake." -_-

4. No, Jen, I do not care what relation we have to each other- I will not accept your invitation for that neopet-lookalike thing on Facebook called Pet Society. Ask Jason to play lar- he has a new VAIO lappie.

5. I am reliving my secondary school years through Roswell! YESH. I have totally forgotten how yummy Michael was- wait, where is that actor who played Michael? He is too yummy to be phased out... I will google him.

6. Muahahahaha! Ramadan has arrived! Happy Fasting Month to all Muslims! Happy Berbuka Puasa! Again, why shouldn't we rejoice when Food, Good Food is involved? More delicious food for me. I have sampled the best Mee Jawa yet- now am on the prowl for Asam Laksa.

7. On a totally random note, I am looking forward to Sunday! Why? Because something very, very dramatic will happen to my dear Fish! Ssssshhhh, its still a secret! I can't wait!!!


Panting for Cake- Secret Recipe, anyone?

My Business Statistic Notes,
exams this Saturday :(

What else? Roswell.

This Sunday 'Do with Fish.

Friday, September 5, 2008

To see is to believe?

Sometimes, we wonder... about reality.
Is it not a fragment of our imagination?
Something so familiar that you knew you'd seen it before?

I get flashbacks very frequently-
First, it comes as dreams,
then as memories,
then when the actual scene plays out before me...
Its like a homecoming- knowing something that was bound to happen.

Which brings me to the quote of the day
(damn- that phrase is so over-used)

"You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see,

but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel."


Cultivating my inner-self
Study Period

Katy Perry

More boyish stuff- cos of my feminine haircut

Dearest BestieTing
(who's on a flight back to UK)

Pic from BabyBabyBaby Mag
by Roberta Ridolf

Monday, September 1, 2008

A passing fancy

It has come into my notice that Miri has a sky full of clouds. After a short jaunt over to the Land Down Under, I have a greater appreciation for the cotton candy swirls that dot the Miri Skyline.

It may be a weird habit- but I am rather like Shikamaru from Naruto. He's not my fav Naruto character...but I understand his fascination with cloud watching. To me, it provides some 'Me-Time' when one can sit back and sweep away all the worries in the world, for some peace and quiet. After all, clouds are great listeners and even better soul-soothers. They have a tranquility in them that I am hard-pressed to anything at all. When I look at clouds, somehow, I feel quiet and comforted. It is a hard thing for me to actually find some 'calm' and 'quiet' in this hyperactive body of mine but clouds seems to exude a certain influence over me.

Heck, I don't really understand how watching waves crash against the sand is comforting- the waves make too much noise. But with clouds... it seems like they are the silent spectators of our world, telling us stories and watching our every move...quietly passing by to their next destination. It seems that clouds are the daytime audience while stars provide as night time watchers.

As per your awareness- the Australian winter sky is completely blue. It does look pretty, like an unfinished painters canvas longing to be completed...however, I still prefer my wispy, laughing, story-telling friends...

A passing moment equals numerous thoughts. A passing cloud equals incomparable stories.

(click on the pics if you want to take a better look)

In need of cloud-watching


Jeans and tees and long necklaces (sigh)

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly,
but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

-Maya Angelou