Monday, January 31, 2005
so we decided to go to dao vien instead..
after that we went to buy joy's school books.. she so should have come back earlier to check whether there were second hand ones.. so expensive were the books! and i dun believe how many editions they changed.. like i did economics in high school and was usingthe 5th edition and now they are using the 7th edition.. all these authors and publishers really know how to make money huh!!!
at nite i met up with david at the bell tower and then later we had coffee (mocha for me rather) at C restaurant... its a really pretty view!! its like harbour centre in vancouver; a rotating restaurant but this place acutally lets u sit in the lounge and have just coffee and stuff... we ate there before when we were dating... its a really nice place...
Sunday, January 30, 2005
afternoon, went to joondalup bbq and had the usual shredded duck and pickle noodle soup.. after that everyone practically came back to my place for coffee and then i went with tim and martin to see their new place which they will be staying after they signed the contract that day.. it was
evening had dinner with my family and tim and martin too at my palce and then at nite some of my high school friends came over.. we chatted and later watched the movie closer which i totally didnt understand and thought of it to be a rip off! oh well...
im looking forward to catching up with everyone else..
Saturday, January 29, 2005
in the afternoon, david came over and visited me.. it was kinda strange after not seeing him for awhile.. but nevertheless i was glad he came.. :) actually we were talking as i was trying to unpack.. he went back home for dinner while i had my own family dinner... at nite, i just continued with my unpacking..
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
after that i went to somerset.. walked down orchard road and stopped at SIA in paragon hoping to get my flight stuff sorted out.. unfortunately, by the time it was my turn the lost and found office was closed and so the lady couldnt really help me.. but i must say i was quite impressed by their customer service...
met up with alvin in far east... went for a drink and then joy came.. then we walked over to swensen where we waited for justin and dom... we ordered the yummy US fries and dips and our ice creams and started eating! *yummy*
after that, dom decided to do something since he was free and i was free anywayz.. so we went to chinatown.. pretty cool place.. its like this big chinese night market.. kinda like wat u would see in the HK pictures.. so that was pretty neat... i got a pair of earrings and joy and i got these bookmarks! :p dom took alot of pictures with his camera.. after that dom drove us home and walked us up to our flat; that was rather nice of him.. :)
and........ its AuStRaLiA dAY tODaY!!!
aussie aussie aussie........ oi oi oi!
aussie aussie aussie......... oi oi oi! :)
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
i bought another pair of shoes.. i think that is enuf shoes for me for the year! :p
after that we went to yishun.. there really isnt much there...
went home.. ate dinner.. then saw my brother in the foodcourt.. i was like who is that guy carrying a zegna bag in the homemade noodles line.. must be my bro! :p
Monday, January 24, 2005
anyway, i went to the salon and they rebonded the front bit again and treated my hair... but i did get to ask them about the ice treatment and the products they used which is i guess something that i got off my chest... was walking around holiday plaza but then the clothes there is really nothing much to buy loh.. but i did get a pair of shoes and also DVDs and joy got audio CDs..
after that we went to pelangi plaza.... shoping wasnt that good there either but we got more DVDs and audio CDs for joy.. we ordered a plate of sambal kangkong for dinner in this "restoran" place... when we placed our order the guy was like giving the look "is that all?" :p hahaha..
then we took the shuttle bus to leisure mall where we bowled! joy won one game and i won one game... scores were pretty crappy tho... all less than 100.. but seriously.. i had a bad 2nd game... 0, 0, 1, 1, 0... the stupid gutter!! after that we shopped too i gues.. mostly i did the buying there.. after that we took the shuttle bus to city square and then crossed the customs back home.. quite glad that we made use of our time in malaysia and managed to clear 3 shopping malls! :p
Sunday, January 23, 2005
kim came along with us too...
the usual.. we had lunch at the katong basement...
after that, joy, kim and i went to suntec city... there is so koi gardens! didnt know that actually.. kim told us that! :p
didnt really do much shopping.. kim had her gelare.. and then we took the shuttle bus back to city hall... and then i went back home to sleep and rest becuase i was feeling quite sick always sneezing and having a running nose and heavy head.... so i pretty much rested and slept... im glad i didnt fall sick in canada tho.. it would have felt much worse having no one to look after me and also with the cold weather and the snow.. so i do praise God for that... ;)
Saturday, January 22, 2005
after that we even had ice cream! i dunno how much it is but THANKS to herbert who gave us a treat! :)
after that joy and i met up with shermaine and we were in far east.. took a neoprint as well! its weird tho some of the poses coz we wenrnt really ready! but yeh. after that joy left to go home to take care of rusty (a dog).. shermaine and i thot it was pretty silly.. i bought 2 bracklets there... then we walked down orchrad road and bought a curry puff (but we didnt believe how long the line was for this curry puff! but we queued anyway!) lolx :D
after that went to bugis to meet up with sherlene and her frenz for dinner... her frenz left and then joy came and then we went to the bugis market.. i got a top there... its not too bad acutally! walked aroung.. joy and sherlene had durian.. me and shermaine had a fruit juice... had some oyster ommelette thing and then we went home..
Friday, January 21, 2005
us 3 siblings went out for dinner together tho to a nearby kopitiam place... haha.. we were comtemplating going to a nice place and charging it to my parents account.. hahaha (mum: if ur reading this arent u glad we didnt?! :p)
so yeh.. pretty dull day i guess..
Thursday, January 20, 2005
before we went to malaysia we were at woodlands centre there with my cousin also... she was going to go back home to malaysia...took a pic wth my cousin.. dun u think we look a little like twins since like both of us were like wearing the same top.. lolx :D
anyway, on the way out we met this actor that always acts as the loanshark in the local productions here... at first i couldnt really recognise if it was him.. then i asked joy to look.. so it was kinda strange at the bus stand.. like i kept looking over then joy kept looking over,etc.. and then finally i got up my guts to ask him "excuse me.. do u happen to be an actor" and he was like yeh.. and joy asked whether he always acts like a loanshark.. lolx :D i thot he was quite a nice and friendly actor but then i dunno.. joy has these other theories about how he is the flirtious type and the sleezy types... but he was nice and waved to us when he went on the bus and stuff.. oh well. i should have taken a pic huh!! :p
anyway, on the way back went to the pasar malam to look for somehting my dad wanted that my mum asked me to look for.. its like a savanger hunt man.. its liek u know they sell it there but u werent quite sure which store..so yeh.. we found it in the end whch was good and headed back home for a nice shower and relaxing times....
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
went to holiday plaza via the taxi.. it was kinda scary.. like we went in and told him where we wanted to go and agreed on a price.. then once we got in he suddenly just locked all the car doors... my sis and i were thinking "err.. they dun usually do that do they"and furthermore i dun know the roads in malaysia and so i had no idea if he was actualy driving us in the right direction and stuff.. but nevertheless, we made it there.. was just shopping around i guess but didntr eally find anything i liked..... and then we passed the hairdressing salons... then was just asking about rebonding and cut and treatment and stuff and found out the price.... i dunno.. i guess after that i couldnt really shop coz i kept thinking whether i should rebond my hair.... and in the end i did.. sat there for a good 5h i think to do my hair...
BUT.. the bad news is that i dun think its that straight! liek after rebonding and the wash it is meant ot be straight and they are not meant to try and cheat by straightening it again rite? but that;s wat i did.. so now i cant really tell if my hair is straight coz i rebonded it or coz he ironed it.. grr.. and im not meant to wash my hair for 3 days so i cant tell (they didnt even tell me that.. but good thing i know it since i rebonded my hair before) and the other hting is that i think they cheated me of my treatment.. coz its meant to be an ice treatment but they did some other treatement at the end which they said they did it together with the setting my hair thing... so i feel kinda cheated loh! grrrr...
anywayz, after that me and joy had some KFC and headed back to singapore via the taxi and then the bus again... and its like we had to bargain with the cab drivers coz they refused to drive us back at the same price that we went there for.. so in the end the technique to use was to get on the cab and just say the place and the price.. hahaha :D
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
i must say that it was quite a fruitful shopping adventure...
i love the bugis market! i think it must have expanded! so cool...
i got 2 skirts! :) hehe.. and one of those double-strapped watch...
after that went to my cousin's place to eat and also kinda see them off i guess..
she and her husband is going to New York for a vacation.. hahahaa :D i think they are going to freeze there since its like -12 degrees or something!! :p but snow will be fun for them.. ;)
Monday, January 17, 2005
happy birthday to joy
happy birthday to joy...
happy birthday to joy
did nothing much at home.. just stayed at home and pretty much watch the holland V we got... cut a cake for joy TWICE... and yeh.. watch more TV.. hahaha :D
Sunday, January 16, 2005
wat alvin said today was true.. "sunday is a whole day affair"
didnt really leave 'church grounds' until 3ish... it was still fun tho.. meeting al this different ppl and just sitting and bumming.. hahhaa :p
then we went to mostafa.. martin drove.. his driving is not as dangerous as he thinks it is... at least i wasnt freaked out of my seat in the car.... ;) lolx :D
its like this 24h shopping mall in little india.. well, my sis and i didnt really get anything but i guess it is just the experience of it all! :p hahaz :p
took a train to bishan where we met up with this woman to buy her 2nd hand set of holland V vcd..
then to woodlands where we went to swensens to eat for joy's bday with some cousins..
then back home..... watch holland v vcd! hahaha :D
and hunger has over-whealmed me...
Saturday, January 15, 2005
was going to eat prata at the 24h prata shop but ironically, the shop wasnt open..
joy and i took a cab back... ate some nasi lemak.. went to sleep till about 11am for me.. went out with my bro to meet some perth church frenz who are now back in singapore (most of them for good :( ).. good time of catching up and fellowship... relaly enjoyed it..
after that went to far east, the guyz went to eat chicken rice while i went shopping for awhile.. i got a top and my sis's present.. hahahaha :D after that went to drink kopi (barley for me) and kaya toast.. after that was just walking around orchard... so many people!! just looking at all of them makes me dizzy!
and then met up with my cousin and her husband and joy at nite.. went over to their place later.. we ate durians! *yum* but bad afterbreath! watched some tv and then came back home... it's rather late now... 2.40am.. i should be asleep.. it has been a looong day..
Friday, January 14, 2005
went to jurong point.. was frantically searching for kim's bday gift.. since it was her bday dinner that nite..
went to seoul gardens for her bday dinner... while waiting, sherlene and i ate about 28 pieces of sushi between us! *blush*.. it was yummy tho.. had alot to eat... sitting, chatting, making a fool of ourselves... :p
was 11-ish.. took a cab over to kim's place to cut her bday cake.. watched white chicks (didnt quite get it coz wasnt erlaly paying attention).. decided to sleep over since we didnt want to pay for calling them up and 50% surcharge... watched bruce almighty but by then i was already sleeping on the couch.. hahaz :D
Thursday, January 13, 2005
later at nite we met up with Sherlene and Shermaine to go to Coffee Club where my friend and his band were playing live jazz.. it was pretty cool.. we had chocolate fondue.. so yummy! :) hehe
After that we went to boat quay/clark quay and walked around and ended up eating prata! hahaz :p
was just sitting and talking in front of the water at boat quay.. acutally singapore is quite pretty... if only the water was not so smelly.. but the skyscape is pretty nice...
was contemplating going to K or watching a movie but ended up just going home at around 11ish..
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
went to toa payoh and bishan today..
i got a denium skirt and a white watch and a pair of pinkish earrings.. i think those were my main spending for the day..
i think i needa go for a foot massage... that would be soo nice... :)
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
so went to causeway point (woodlands) to shop... nothing really much also...
there was a pasar malam there so we walked there... i bought this mashi maru head cushion things for my car! hehe :D oh .. and also got this pinkish/whitish butterfly-ish skirt... ;)
after that went to my cousin's place to watch tv and stuff..
then she had to go to this fashion to change ur pants.. so followed her there too i guess..
then she came over to our place to look at my coats since she is going to new york on jan 18..
so yeh... nothing really much in singapore except eat, shop and socialise in singapore i guess...
Monday, January 10, 2005
acutally, went to lunch with my bro and sis.. then my bro decided to go to orchard to shop and he had to do some of his business stuff i think... so we broke up in our own separate ways..
i just called SIA.. they said they are going to deliver my baggage today after 10pm.. should be still up, watching tv... and we have cable in this home!! :) hehe...
too bad.. my camera is not working, cant take pictures.. :(
Sunday, January 09, 2005
plane also got delayed beacuse of the snow and slush so we couldnt take off and had to wait for the runway and also the plane to be de-iced.. and also, there was a weight problem and so they offloaded some baggages...
and sooo.. i didnt get my baggages at all! had to file a lost baggage report and all.. could have taken the mrt home instead of having my bro wait in the airport..
and guess wat.. my fatness was the first thing my bro mentioned! not welcome back grace or i missed you grace.... *ughh.... i think i shoudl really get serious about a diet (maybe in australia.. food is too good in singapore)*
but on the plane i met this couple who was going to bali... they owned a clinic there or something and even offered me a place to stay if ever i went to bali.. haha.. that was nice and also in transit in korea, i overheard this lady talking about going to perth so i started making conversation with her and telling her about perth. its pretty cool.. she is going to perth on exchange.. but she is a teacher and she basically swapped places with another teacher... so cool! maybe i might get to go back to vancouver that way, who knows... but yeh... and the school she was going to was the shcool i did my teaching prac last year! so coincidental.. but yeh.... i dunno.. i feel that i have become more of an outgoing person through exchange.. like just more friendly and not so scared to talk to random strangers.. i acutlaly find it interesting now.. hahaz :p
anyway, plane food, for the first time, i thought was pretty disgusting.. the more i ate it the more it tasted liek chartwells... maybe it was catered by chartwells.. u never know!
not too bad.. didnt get jetlagged.. arrived at around 2am in singapore,.. got back at 2+ and then went to bed....
Saturday, January 08, 2005
ive taped 2 bags together into one.. it looks like a classic...
did so much today.. sorted out student admjin stuff, had brunch with will, went to lougheed to get souveniers, met up with Kenta, packed....
and my camera has officially died now... but i thank God that it lasted me for teh whole of my canada exchange! :)
tomorrow im going to singapore... i think im gonna miss the place.. but more than that i am going to miss the people.. *sobz*
Thursday, January 06, 2005
had breakfast and then shu and aruna came back from class... later at 12pm.. all of us attended a tsunami memorial ceremony but it didnt feel quite right because they were giving credit to liek ministers and there was like violinist doing performances and opera singers in italian.. so its like wat? anywayz.. that lasted around 1h...
then shu, hannah and i decided to go to 4th ave but before that hannah had to get some things sorted out at student admin... happened to meet joyce there.. haha :p but yeh.. we wentto 4th.. was walking around.. its quite a yuppie area so some of the furniture stuff or household stuff they sell there was pretty cool but expensive! we settled for hot chocolate in the end..
back to the uni where i played 2 games of pool with james... i won!! :) so happy.. but i think i was playing surprisingly quite well that day... after that i headed back to sfu which takes 1.5h... mostly online and just talking mostly to my mum and also david..
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Got up early again… went to the bookstore to try and sell back my book but then they didn’t want it because they want the original CD… so yeh… I dunno.. might try UBC instead.. then I was supposed to meet Bobby for breakfast at around 9.30.. called him to tell him that Ravens is actually open today but then he said something came up and so changed the meeting time to 10.30.. went there.. I was hungry but they weren’t serving lunch yet and told us to come back at 11 or 11.10.. so went back to ‘my’ room and got him to sign my scrapbook.. hahaz :p
Had lunch at ravens and we actually ate outside… view was nice and all but it was cold! Anywayz.. after that Bobby showed me the business lounge where i used the free phone.. haha :p
Got my SIA stuff sorted out after having to wait for the operator for 30min before in the morning.. but yeh… Bobby had to meet up with his friends at 1pm so he left.. I went back to rez to back to go to UBC and also went to lougheed.. wanted to print some pics but I dunno how come it didn’t work.. the thing is that my SD card couldn’t be read.. oh well.. kinda shopped.. too bad there is no boxing week sales.. so sad.. but I managed to get a jacket for $50 + taxes… hate taxes.. they should just make the price inclusive of the tax!
Went to UBC.. took me a good 1.5h.. got to commercial drive rite.. and I walked around the block like practically chasing after the 99 because I didn’t know where the stop was… but yeh.. I didn’t even end up going on the 99.. went on the 9 coz it said UBC and I thot they just forgot to put the other 9 on or something.. but no.. that was actually the long bus to UBC (which I found out from Sarah later).. oh well..
After Shu and Hannah got back, we (Sarah, Shu, Aruna and me) went to Safeway for groceries.. came back and cooked our dinner.. chicken noodle soup.. took so long to cook but it was nice in the end.. ate at like 8.30.. ate donuts too that I got from Safeway…
Kinda watched the Jerry Mcquire movie (just abit of it) and then just hang out at nite.. played cards,etc.. hahaha :D
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
the plan of cain, joyce, jack and me going snowboarding kinda changed to just david, his friend matt and me.. hahaha.... but i got picked up which was nice!! :) i dun quite like bus-ing my way around.. :p so yehz..
we went to Mt Seymour to snowboard... after getting rentals and all it was around 930... the did my bindings too far apart so i went back to get that fixed.. so the guyz did 2 more runs than me... had a hotdog for lunch and it was th emost expensive hotdog ive eaten.. $5!! hahahaa :p can you imagine.. its like 50c to make (yes, i know that coz we bought hotdogs before to make)! oh well...
we only did 2 more runs after lunch and it was 1.30pm and we left.. would have loved to take a break and stayed a little longer but oh well..... snowboarding is so expensive.. i spent $66 today and Seymour is like the cheapest mountain here.. went to matt's place to take our showers then we went to lynn cannon suspension bridge.. and this one is FREE; not like capilanos... its not as high up and not as long but still good.. hehe..
got driven back to SFU (yay!), took a little nap and yeh... might do my scrapbook 2nite... ive had instant noodles for 3 days in a row now.. hope my hair doesnt fall out! :S
Monday, January 03, 2005
after that, went to king george to get picked up at 12.15.. so yeh.. went to church today... last time at church i think (unless i get my flight changed).. so yeh.. david picked me up and it was acutally a combined service, didnt know that but it was nice anywayz... was hanging around after church for awhile.. got them to sign my scrapbook... and just talking and stuff.. and we're planning a snowboard trip tomorow!! it's so exciting!! :) hehe... gerald drove me back to production way... back in my room and just on msn... ;)
Sunday, January 02, 2005
long ride.. but we finally arrived at around 5pm... some nice views along the way but then i think most of the time i spent sleeping...
finally after lucking (some word for carrying/dragging) my luggage back to rez, went on msn.. tried updating my blog and checking other ppl's blogs.. i really like the internet.. i think its become some sorta necceassity in my life...
hApPy NeW yEaR eVeRyOne!!
may your new year be filled with all good things and may each person walk in the destiny that God has planned for you.. May God bless you with love, joy, peace and true happiness! :)
my new year's theme: crossing jordan
Saturday, January 01, 2005
We had to get up early today (before 8.30am) because some guy was gonna come in to fix the blinds.. had quite a good breakfast.. bacon, bread and cheesecake… sounds like a weird combination but it was nevertheless good.. ;) anywayz… after that me and sarah were shoveling snow in the balcony.. hahaaz :p it does take quite a lot of strength to pick the snow up and show it over the balcony.. ahhaz :p it was quite fun.. sarah made a snowangel before that and it actually worked this time because the snow was nice and soft… had sorta a little lunch and then we went out.. actually, before I went to the back of the house to help the family take a group picture.. it was freezing cold, freezing freezing cold!
first to the office and then to the bank and then future shop and then we went to the suburb of
watched the timesquare countdown on tv.. i was so disappointed the colin powell hit the thing 1 second too early! but then i also watched the seattle (which is also the same as vancouver) countdown to the new year..