Friday, 26 November 2010

A Note of Gratitude to A Bunch of Awesome Buddies

Through life, we grow. Friends, an important element in this long gruesome journey made up a big part of my life which no doubt I could never detached myself from.
Here, I penned a note of gratitude to these awesome buddies I encountered when our life paths crossed with each others and the bond called friendship was formed. =)

Last Day of School
Name: Audelia Choo
Years Known: 7
Status: Friend, Psychologist, Family Counsellor

This gal has an immense amount of emotional blurness and numbness. (Note: She self admitted it!) *laughs* So, she became the best book to share emotional breakdowns and emotional distress for it will never affect her. Also, a place to turn to whenever help is needed for my 半桶水 (Bàn shuǐ tǒng – incoherent) Mandarin. Thank you for listening all this while. I bet I almost turn you deaf.

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Name: Eleanor Cheng
Years Known: 7
Status: Friend, Hokkien Buddy, Photostat Centre

Kar Pei or Eleanor, the Hokkien speaking buddy which kept my dialect speaking abilities from deteriorating. Kam siah (thank you). Direct in her speech, a simple MSN conversation or SMS is engaging. Cheng Kar Pei, chin kam siah lu kong uah ka wa eh si chin direct and kamsiah for lu hor wah eh software. (Thanks for being direct with me and thanks for all the software)

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Name: Teoh Patsy
Years Known: 9
Status: Friend, Daughter

Pasty, the petite one. Supposedly my ‘daughter’ after a trip to KL for Celcom Youth Ambassador project. We share the love for bak eu phok (fried pork lard)!!! Lovely ‘ah girl’ thanks!! Mommy miss you!!

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Name: Janice Ooi
Years Known: 9
Status: Friend, ‘Shortie’

The ever sarcastic gal which can make me thor huek (vomit blood) when talking to her. Though I am always impressed with her sarcasm and how she can insert it spontaneously. Also, she is the person to call during time of disappointment because she has never failed to make me laugh while I am pouring my heart out with her sarcasm. It sounds ridiculous but no doubt her sarcasm is funny. Thanks for your sarcasm. Who knows maybe I will be thin ONE DAY thanks to you.

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Name: Tan Hwei Yuin
Years Known: 9
Status: Friend, DVD Library

As stated, the best place to go to when in search of a TVB show. Breakfast buddy and the friend who is just a day older than me. Thanks for all the shows that you have lent me. 

Part 2 coming up with more people I would love to write a note of gratitude to. Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Why Do I Deserve To Win A Samsung Galaxy Tab

Of recent, I read about Samsung Galaxy Tab Contest on FeeqSays Network and it came just right in time! WHY? My beloved Sony Ericsson W705 begun to fail me for the forth time. This time, the screen is yellow and flickers like mad. Its like its infected by Hepatitis. Equipped with the classic Nokia 1661 as my spare phone, I have lost the privilege of checking my email and surfing the net on the go. 

Nokia 1661 and the Hepatitis infected W705 - Both UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE MY NEEDS

Nokia 1661 is too basic - only text and call. W705 is worst - its like it has cancer or some incurable disease cause it just spoils every few months. Kek sim (heartache) only. Now its down with hepatitis - the screen is always yellow T_T

Purchasing an all new phone equipped with Wi-Fi, 3G, HTML browser would not come in cheap. As just an ordinary student depending on scholarship for tertiary education, a high tech phone would not come in easy. A classic and basic phone PLUS Samsung Galaxy Tab is equivalent to a brand new high tech phone. Hence WOALA!! Problem solved! Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab, use it along my classic phone, get the best of both worlds without financial worries. YIPPEE!!! XD

Of course its not just that, it won't be logical if I wanted Samsung Galaxy Tab without knowing how it can be important in my daily life. So, I did a little Google-ing, honestly I am amazed by is function. I sound like a noob right? *laughs* Wi-Fi and HSDPA connections attract me for sure BUT the 7.0" screen is the best part. With full HD player, up to 32GB internal memory, 7 hours of movie play and video recorder, feels like falling into a multimedia heaven. The large memory and 1.0GHz processor, watching my favourite movies and dramas on the move seems too good to be true ^.^

Plus, GPS in Samsung Galaxy Tab would make driving easy for me, a no-sense of direction person. Not to forget, e-reading on Samsung Galaxy Tab; reading a book, magazine and novel in a modern way. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab <3
So, why do I deserve to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab as compared to the hundreds and thousands of people who are probably blogging about this contest hoping to get a shot in winning a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Well, at the very least, I know I would be able to make the most out of the Samsung Galaxy Tab given I won it. Samsung Galaxy Tab would be the best technology companion for it will guide me when I drive, entertain me when I am bored, assist me on the go, capture moments in my life and connect me to my friends and family. Bound to further studies in UK next year under scholarship, no doubt Samsung Galaxy Tab would play an important part in my life helping me through the hectic life of a student =)

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巾幗梟雄之義海豪情 ADDICTION

YES I AM ADDICTED!! No denial to that... Since the latest TVB drama starring Sheren Tang (鄧萃雯), Wayne Lai (黎耀祥) and Fala Chen (陳法拉) started airing on 18th October 2010, the show has been driving me mad pondering over what will happen next. The award winning cast from the Best TVB Drama 2009, Rosy Business (巾帼枭雄) is super talented and no doubt the story line is amazing too.

So what is all this craze about? Here's a little peak into what got me going 'gaga'.

Synopsis (from Wikipedia):

Guangzhou is in a state of political turmoil in the 1930s. Gangsters are on a rampage and opium trading becomes rampant. As they watch the illicit profits from opium trading escalate, the government forms the Anti-Smoking Bureau under the guise of suppressing opium, but the bureau is under the influence of Cheng Long-kwan (Elliot Ngok), the gang’s kingpin. His eldest daughter Cheng Kau-mui (Sheren Tang) who is an unscrupulous person soon returns from Shanghai to reap the rewards. Mui meticulously plans her every move.

On the other hand, Lau Sing (Wayne Lai) is the leader of the Criminal Investigation Team. He has worked hard all his life to ensure an easy trail for his family, especially for his bed-ridden younger sister Lau Ching (Fala Chen). Despite his hot temper, he values friendship and brotherhood more than anything else. Once, he almost sacrificed his life to help his timid teammate, Tong Kat (Pierre Ngo).

Meanwhile, the Japanese army invades China and Canton falls into the hands of the Japanese. Mui enters the darkest time in her life when her aunt Cheng Long-hei (Susan Tse) frames her.

Relationships between characters


TVB has been rather dull with their story lines in recent years and most endings became so predictable just like some classic old movies where there is either a happy ending or a tragic ending. There is just that lack of oomph and twist to make them exciting. And as for some drama made to be a comedy, I find the joke LAME just plain lame.
No Regrets is so exciting because every single episode brings a new twist to the story and every single episode makes you crave for the next one. How the relationship between Lau Shing (Wayne Lai) and Gau Mui (Sheren Tang) changed and progressed from bitterness and Lau Shing's despise in every move Gau Mui made to the strong courageous friendship; a bond so strong that they would be willing to lose their life for each other. *ponders whether they will end up as a couple*

Is there love???

Besides these veteran actors and actresses (Wayne Lai, Sheren Tang and Susan Tse) brings the show to a new height. Its though their eyes speak for them. Set during the Japanese Occupation era, the casting directors done an exceptional job in choosing the actors for the role of Japanese Generals. That killing aura from their look, the perverted expression towards girls and the cruel and brutal ways to deal with suspected spies; EXTRAORDINARY!

Brutal treatment...

As the show now plunge into its climax with the ending of episode 23 showing Gau Mui personally executing Lau Shing for treason towards the Japanese Royal Army, I am more than anxious to find out what happen next. Will Lau Shing survive? *prays he escape somehow* Whilst that, Gau Mui is alone facing the plot of her evil aunt to bring her down. What is her plan? Is Gau Mui going to be safe?

Would Lau Shing survive? Did he really die?

Would Cheng Long Hei bring an end to Gau Mui's influence and power in the Cheng family?

Oh boy, these show has certainly got me hooked on it like how people are hooked on opium in the 1930's era. Looking forward each day for more surprises from the best drama series I have watched so far; No Regrets (巾幗梟雄之義海豪情).

Not forgetting the theme song, 義海豪情 by Leo Ku <3333333333333

*All photos credit of
*Synopsis credit of Wikipedia

Monday, 15 November 2010

Quenching Your Thrist @ New World Park

An ordinary bowl of ice kacang
New World Park or Sin Seh Kai as known to many Penangites house a variety of hawker stalls, restaurants and retail shops. When a couple of my friends from other states visited Penang, we went for the famous ice kacang in New World Park after a hot day in Kek Lok Si.

Besides the famous ice kacang, there are numerous hawker delicacies too. The Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng too dine here in New World Park.
New World Park Ice Kacang1

The most unique feature of ice kacang in New World is the fruits that come along with it. A bowl of ordinary ice kacang topped with papaya, banana, watermelon and etc besides the traditional red bean, cincau (grass jelly), atapchi, and jagung (corn); not forgetting sugar syrup and condensed milk.

Rating: 9/10


Together with ice kacang, not too be missed is cendol, ice shaving topped with gula melaka syrup, red beans and cendol strips.

Rating: 8/10

Cucur Udang or Prawn Fritters

In addition to dessert, we had a little snack, cucur udang (prawn fritters). Light batter topped with small prawns deep fried to perfection served with peanut sauce dip.

Rating: 7/10 (Prawn fritters lack of crispiness and is rather oily though the peanut sauce dip was spectacular)

Getting to New World Park is easy as you would not miss the large building with numerous cafe and restaurants. Parking is easy with many lots in the parking area with a small charge.

A- New World Park Parking Entrance
B- New World Park

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Dinner @ New Lane, Penang

New Lane CollageNew Lane or also known as Lorong Baru in the national language of BM is famous for its long stretch of hawker stalls selling the best of Penang’s food. Located in the heart of Penang, Georgetown; New Lane is a famous attraction for tourist especially those seeking for a culinary escapade.

Of recent, myself and a couple of friends took a ride through this wonderful street of food. Here’s a little insight on what is a MUST TRY…


Chee Cheong Chuk Collage

The ever famous Chee Cheong Chuk (Pork Intestine Porridge). This stall has been around for decades and it serves one of the best porridge in town. Thick porridge garnished with slices of char siew (roasted BBQ pork), pig’s stomach, small intestine, liver and crispy deep fried pig’s intestine. Truly a yummy entree though it may sound a little peculiar. Remember to give it a try.

Price: RM 4.00/bowl (small)

Rating: 8/10DSC00636

Chee Cheong Fun Collage

Chee Cheong Fun. Rolled flat rice noodle cut into small pieces, garnished with chilli sauce, tee chieo (a type of sweet sauce) and haew kow (a type of savoury sauce made from prawn paste) and sesame seeds. Yummy and really suitable for those with a small appetite.

Price: RM 2.00/plate (small), RM3.00/plate (big)

Rating: 9/10IMG_2090Fried Oyster… Fresh oyster fried with egg and starch, accompanied by a chilli dip. The fried oyster here in New Lane is rather good. Worth a try.

Price: RM7 onwards

Rating: 8/10IMG_2101  Char Koay Kak, radish cake pan fried with soya sauce and special sauce depending on each hawker. Fried with egg and bean sprout. The Char Koay Kak in New Lane is a little too salty. However, it is still worth a try. Also available is Seafood Char Koay Kak that comes with assorted seafood. Nevertheless, the original one still taste better.

Price: RM 2.50/plate (small)

Rating: 8/10

 Loh Bak Collage


Loh Bak, an assortment of deep fried snacks served with chilli dip and a starchy sauce. Amongst snacks up for selection are beancurd. loh bak (pork roll wrapped with beancurd skin), prawn fritters (thin layer of dough with prawns fried to prefect crispiness), century egg, Taiwanese sausage, octopus and many more. Worth a try but is a little pricey.

Price: Depending on items selected, all items are priced individually

Rating: 7/10

Assorted Collage Clockwise from top left: Loh Mee (noodles in a starchy soup garnished with pork slice, egg and vegetable topped with chilli and blended garlic), Curry Mee (noodles in a coconut milk based soup and topped with various seafood like prawns, squid and frozen pig’s blood/ tu huek)  Jiu Hu Eng Chai (Squid and water crest in a specially mixed sauce topped with peanuts and sesame), Laksa (Rice noodle in a sour savoury soup with various spice, cucumber, lettuce and pineapple)

Parking is really a nuisance with limited parking available by the roadside.

Happy Feasting! =)


New Lane Map

New Lane is noted in red.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


One of my friend's post on her blog amused me recently. Facebook has become a really essential social network most people are on now. Some have an account to connect with pals, some just to play the games on FB and some just anonymous users or fraud accounts.

Sharing with you today, my dear friend, Carolyn Cheong's blog! Enjoy the 2 post =)


Saturday, 6 November 2010

I'm Back

YES!!! I am back to blogging once again after weeks of absence. Exams are now almost over and I pray very hard for better results this time around.

So much to update on but there is no time allocation for blogging at the moment. Would be right back! XD