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Monday, July 31, 2006
Busy weekend I had. Friday headed to NUH with MQ to get the mould of her teeth done. Hai.. She needs to put on braces for a year starting maybe this November. Saturday went to Ikea with MQ to buy a curtain for my room. The sunrays have been unbearable. The store is holding a sale n it was so crowded, especially since it was a Saturday. Pondered over many designs n style n I finally got one. Now I have to start working on it to get it fixed onto me wall.
Sunday was niece Tao ying's one year old birthday celebration. Went for a buffet lunch at Hotel Royal. MQ joined us n my cousins bombasted her with questions. Haha, glad that she didn't mind. Food was only average, in fact, the quality is forgettable.
Monday again, school is starting this week. Hoho~
On the shuttle bus to Ikea
They even decorated the bus with Ikea store's wallpaper
20min later, we were there..
The store was packed with people!!
We went to have a snack first. This is MQ squeezing the tomato sauce onto the hot dog bun
We LOVE hot dog...
Inside the store...
Queueing up @ the cashier
She almost fell asleep waiting at the queue
On our way back on the shuttle bus. PACKED
Went TM in the morning to catch the "Goods Exchange" programme
Can u spot Patricia Mok?
Went Hotel Royal in the noon to have a buffet lunch.
Timothy(left) n Edmund... My little nephews
Our reflection while eating..
My cousins n nephews
Parco playing with himself?????
Mine n hers.. Check out the difference in colour
Tao Ying's Cake
Timothy(left) n Edmund singing birthday song
Tao Ying turns one...
Blowing off the candle
Tao Ying's brother cutting the cake
Tao Ying cutting the cake with the help of her dad, my cousin
Cutie Parco eating the cake
Hehe, careful of the fork eh...
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Trust - firm belief in the reliability, truth or strength of a person or thing
If you trust someone, you believe that they are honest and sincere and will not deliberately do anything to harm you.
Well, I'm back to this word again. When MQ told me she was meeting up with her ex ystd, I had this weird feeling inside me. I started to get moody n jumped into the pool immediately. Haha, no, I'm not attempting suicide. It just happened that I was beside the pool at that moment she called me. Why did I react in that way? Insecurity? Or do I lack the trust in her?
I wonder why I can't trust so easily this time round. Perhaps it is due to the damage caused by my previous relationship. I trusted my ex, but what I got in return was betrayal. Ok, enough, I don't want to dwell on the past anymore. She had moved on, n I have my lovely MQ now. I know it takes trust n communication for a relationship to work out. Maybe I need a little more time to accept that she'll continue seeing her ex as a friend. Me n MQ have been together for only 49 days after all...
School is starting in a week's time n I'm preparing for the battle with books again. It has been close to 3yrs since i last had an exam. I'm rusty, I'm lazy, I'm too free for too long. I guess I'll need some time to adapt to the mugging mentality again. University education will be my last hurdle before heading into working life. Somehow, I'm having this get-it-over-n-done-with attitude with me now. Haha, I don't know why..
School starts in a week, but I'm more concerned about the start of EPL 3weeks later on the 19th August!! Haha.. Jermaine Pennant had signed a 4yr deal with my beloved Liverpool today after agreeing to a 6.7million pound transfer fee. His signing marks the end of Benitez's searh for a right winger. This former arsenal man put in 497 crosses last season while playing for the now relegated Birmingham City, more than any other player in the premiership. I'm really getting excited about the prospect of Liverpool this coming season. New signing Craig Bellamy will provide the pace up front, Jermaine Pennant will provide the pin-point crosses to the 2metres tall Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia continues to entertain with his tricks n flair, young exciting Chilean star Mark Gonzales will terrorise the flanks, n let's not forget captain marvel Steven Gerrard n "passing king" Xabi Alonso. Not neglecting the backline of Carragher, Finnan, Hyypia n Riise, now bolstered by solid new signings in Fabio Aurelio n Gabriel Paletta. The team can't look more promising than this.
On the other hand, Manchester United is getting stuck with the transfer deal in Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Christiano Ronaldo is worried about his safety n want out of Old Trafford too. The only bright side is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer n Paul Scholes have regained full fitness n playing well now. On the Chelsea front, even though they had managed to sign Michael Ballack n Andriy Shevchenko, they're facing the problem of unhappy stars warming the bench. They have since lost Damien Duff to Newcastle for a bargain price of 5million pounds n Argentinian hitman Hernan Crespo is desperate to return to Italy. Arsenal will start afresh in their new Emirates Stadium after successfully retaining Thierry Henry as their captain n having Czech star Tomas Rosicky adding on to the quality of the team.
Remember me condemning the Italian football match fixing scandal? Well, now I think it's a joke. After the appeals, Lazio n Fiorentina were reinstated into Serie A n AC Milan allowed to compete in the Champions League. Only Juventus remained in Serie B but had their point deficit reduced to -17 instead of the initial -30. Inter Milan was being "crowned" Italian champion for the 2005/2006 season.
Haha, don't u think it's a joke? An appeal can change the initial punishment so drastically. Who were the judges?? Total rubbish. Juventus have lost majority of their stars. Fabio Cannavaro n Emerson had reunited with Fabio Capello at The Bernabau, Lilian Thuram n Gianluca Zambrotta went to Barcelona n goalie Gianluigi Buffon contemplating a transfer to AC Milan. Big stars still at the club includes Alessandro Del Piero, Pavel Nedved, David Trezeguet, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Patrick Vieira n Mauro Camoranesi. Will they stay on to play in the Serie B? I can only see Del Piero doing that, cos he's been a Juventus player ever since he became professional. The rest will leave sooner rather than later. If not now, then in January next year when the transfer window opens again.
That's all folks. I just saw the trailer of Rocky Balboa. Damn, I surely will catch this in the cinema when it comes to Singapore. Sylvester Stallone is my idol!! I can't believe he's already 60 this year. Check out his muscles...
Went for a swim ystd
Came up for a tan, then the sun got covered by dark clouds. Wad the heck
Dad managed to get 2 NDP tickets. Woohoo!!
Finally, I have a much needed fan in my room, all thanks to dad. He won the bidding in the annual Lunar 7th Month dinner
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Damn, I woke up with a stiff neck ystd n it haven't heal completely today. It so hard to turn my head without feeling any pain now. Argh.. The stupid "Hello" programme still refuse to upload any photos i throw at it. When i click "send", the programme simply stood there n do nothing. There wasn't any indication of uploading or what so ever. I uninstalled n reinstalled it but to no avail. It's getting on to my nerves. End up i have to use photobucket to upload everything, which took me hell lot of time. Ass. Anyone know how to fix this bugging problem?
Nevertheless, I updated about my trip. Beware of the massive number of pictures beneath this post. It sure gonna take a long time to finish loading, depending on photobucket too.
Phew, another hot Tuesday afternoon...
Day One, Friday
Fetched MQ from her house early in the morning at 6.30am. Her mum tagged along for a ride to Bedok. On our way to Bedok, MQ's mum commented "Weili, how come u're the same as uncle? He likes to play with the gear knob too when the car is not moving" Haha!! MQ was at the front seat with me, n we turned to each other looking somewhat awkward. Her mum meant I'm very similar to her dad. Sheesh, for a moment, me n MQ felt like father n daughter instead of a couple.
Dropped her mum off n we chiong to Tampines to meet her friends at the MRT station. Took the train down to Lavendar n walked to Golden Mile Complex for the coach down to KL. Kaoz, the coach was really lousy compared to others. Ok fine, the seat n air-con is good enough. However, other coaches were hell lot faster n they have individual LCD screens at the seats for entertainment!
So yeah, we travelled on the North-South highway towards KL on the slow coach. Saw a few Ferraris, Aston Martins n Merseratis on the highway, all of them Singapore registered vehicles. The whole group of them are friends n imagine the sight of the super cars zooming past my coach at speeds double that of ours. Damn, they were so fast that I was too slow at whipping out my camera for a shot.
After 2hrs+ of travelling, we went for a toilet break at a stop over station. N oh my, the place changed so much the last time i went there. I haven't been to KL for 10yrs now. The last time was a school trip when i was just 11. After 30mins of rest, we continued our journey up north. Slowly, we started to see more cars on the highway n another 2hrs later, we hit KL. I peered out of the window n took numerous shots of the city. At last, i get to see the Petronas Twin Tower, n also new additions to the city such as the KL Monorail. The traffic jam was still as bad n Proton cars rule the road, but I see a healthy mix of foriegn cars as well, a sign showing the national car manufacturer is losing market share.
Checked into our hotel, The Federal, at Buikit Bintang. We were somewhat tired after the long journey. Guess what, 2 of the 3 rooms we were checking into were not ready yet. Heck, we had no choice but rest in the one n only room we had n freshen up ourselves. Not wasting anymore time, we ventured into the streets, checking out what's there to buy. Me n MQ split up with her friends n we shopped around two big malls in BB Plaza n Lot10.
Didn't buy much though cos the prices in the malls were around the same as Singapore's. Had dinner next n we found our way back to the hotel. We were exhausted to the bits n thank god the room was ready by then. Had planned to go to ChinaTown initially, but the sight of the big bed changed everything. Unpacked our stuff n collapsed on the bed for a good night's sleep. It was a short day, most of it spent on travelling on the stupid slow coach.
On the train to Golden Mile. Our packs
Last pic of Singapore along AYE
Singapore Immigration Checkpoint at Tuas 2nd Link
The sea ahead
On the 2nd Link Bridge
After 2hrs+ of travelling on the coach, we stopped for a short rest
It has been 10yrs since I came to this stopover. It changed so much..
It's so nice n much cleaner now n it's even air-conditioned
The lady making the Malaysia's very own Ramly Burger
MQ eating her sandwich
I had choc in pancake
To the toilet
5hrs+ later on the coach, i finally saw Kuala Lumpur
Berjaya Time Square ahead of me
Check out M'sia own "HDB" flat
The last time i came, there wasn't any monorail
At The Federal Hotel
Taking a rest
We broke a little flower vase.. Haha
Walked around Bukit Bintang after throwing our luggage at our hotel rooms. This is what we saw
Famished were we. Sat down n had curry puffs
My dear MQ enjoying her puff
Just barely an hour on reaching KL, it started to rain heavily
We walked around Bukit Bintang Plaza n Lot10 shopping malls. MQ trying out a shoe
Saw this top @ a Timberland outlet. Tried it out
Bought the shades for RM19.90
However, the t-shirt n shirt are too ex. Such a pity, i like them
Dinner with MQ. I had hot plate sweet&spicy chicken rice
She had pasta
Walked on the street after dinner
Haha, they have a very unique green walking man at the traffic lights
Exhausted, we headed back to the hotel
End of Day One, a short half day walk around Bukit Bintang. Good night~
Day Two, Saturday
Woke up early at 10am. Ok, not exactly very early, but the bed was irresistable. Took a bath n went for breakfast. With no time to waste, we took a cab down to KLCC to have a look at the Petronas Twin Towers. Had intended to get the free tickets for the tour up the world's tallest twin towers but we were too late. Disappointed, we shopped around the shopping mall of the towers instead.
It was huge, n they sell top brands like Georgio Armani, Tiffany&Co, Rolex etc etc. Of cos, things in the mall weren't cheap n I only bought a few tops from there while MQ shopped around for shoes but got nothing! Haha, she's so cute.. After 2hrs of walking around the mall, we sat down n had the famous nasi lemak at Mdm Kwan's restaurant. I can see it's really famous cos the queue outside the restaurant was pretty long..
Took a cab down to Mid-Valley after lunch to shop at the Megamall. Kaoz, it was so crowded eventhough it's such a GIGANTIC mall. Walk n walk n walk n more walking. Our legs almost died there. At the end of the shopping trip, Min Hui even said straight in my face "I walk until I'm falling sick le" Hahaha!! This is the first time i hear a girl grumble about walking too much during shopping. I guess the walking was really too much.
Took a cab back to the hotel, dropped our stuff, n they headed for a foot massage while i went for a haircut myself. Walking by myself in a foreign land was pretty scary, especially in a place like Malaysia where the locals don't really like Singaporeans. I walked the streets by myself late at night at Phuket(Thailand) a few months back, but I didn't feel threatened at all. Perhaps it's all the robbery cases in Johor that freaked me out.
Had my hair cut at EC House, a common haircutting outlet u see in Singapore. Hoho, guess how much is the cut. It will cost S$10 here, but it only cost me RM12(S$5.50) over there. See, that's the difference in standard of living between S'pore n M'sia. Things are hell lot cheaper over there. I roamed the streets after my hair cut n found the "food street" Selena was telling me. Gosh, the WHOLE stretch of road, probably 200metres, was lined with food stalls; fried oyster eggs, fried prawn mee, bak kut teh, etc etc. Damn, i wanted to try out everything, but I'm leaving KL in less than 24hrs' time.
Suddenly, my stomach felt weird n I started having diarrhoea. WTF right. I was just looking at food n the stomachache had to come n destroy my appetite. Chiong back to the hotel for the toilet. Boo!@ MQ came back from her massage n was pretty worried about my condition. Heh, but I didn't really give a heck about it n went on for seafood dinner with the rest of them. Had crabs, lala(shellfish), fried hokkien mee n fried chicken wings.
Unable to take it anymore, I headed back to the hotel for another round of lao sai after dinner. I'm so lucky to have MQ taking care of me when i wasn't feeling well. Felt really bad to make her torn between me n her friends. She didn't want to neglect her friends, but was worried to leave me in the room alone. So my 2nd day in KL ended in a pile of shit, literally. Pissed
Day 2, good morning KL
Took a cab down to KLCC
On the road
The KL tower
Petronas Twin Towers upclose. Really MAJESTIC!!
Slacked around at Coffee Bean
Dunno what is this
Hehe, this is damn cute
Fake sunflowers at Sony gallery
The rose is as big as my head
The yummy nasi lemak
The F1 racing car
Went to Mid-Valley
This is the Megamall
After my haircut @ EC house, i roamed the streets. Saw a clown
This is the whole street full of foodstalls
The RM12 haircut
There were fireworks that night. They symbolise the start of the Great Malaysian Sale
Fried hokkien mee
Crabs. Hands dirtied by food after this shot. No more pics of other dishes. haha
End of dinner. Back to the hotel's toilet. WTF
Day Three, Sunday
My last day in KL. I woke up feeling better but my stomach still felt weird. I stayed in bed till late morning. WTF, destroyed my plan of waking up early to get the free tickets to the top of the Petronas Twin Towers. Had a light breakfast n we headed to Berjaya Time Square for some last minute shopping. It was another huge shopping mall n i'm getting kinda sick of walking in malls. So me n MQ went to check out ChinaTown.
We took the monorail, our first time on it. It was nice n comfortable, but a bit too small. Well, monorails are meant to be small anyway. The ride took 10minutes to reach our destination. Alighted n walked a short distance. Saw a few temples along the way, so typical of ChinaTown. Where there's Chinese, there will confirm be temples around. Heh..
We shopped through the whole Petaling Street n bought some stuff. Such a hot day n we both sweated like no tomorrow. Phew~!! Stayed there for about an hour plus n then headed back to the hotel to pack up. Boarded the bus at 3pm back to Singapore. The trip back was much faster n more comfortable cos the coach was a better one than the one we took to KL.
Reached Singapore at 8pm. We were dead beat, but had fun. The stupid diarrhoea spoilt my plan. ARGH!! Maybe I'll drive up to KL next time instead.
More of it
here comes the monorail
Hot n thirsty, we had our fav soya milk
Our loot from Petaling Street
Packed our stuff, last pic b4 leaving the room
A wall at the lobby
Went to Guardian. I saw this pharmacist. Is he the one Selena was talking about?
Nice coach back home. I was enjoying cantonese version of Initial D
Had this at the stop over
@ the Malaysian Immigration checkpoint
On the Tuas 2nd Link bridge
Home Sweet Home.....