Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Annual bday celebration (with the ipoh old gang)

U might not notice, but actually my posts are famous of its 'lateness'. Usually, i always delay writing the post until i got the mood. Like tonight, i have the mood to tell u all the story about our annual celebration of our birthdays. This year, it was the second time we had this bday celebration 'for ourselves' and i hope we could continue this 'tradtion' every year.

If you checked my previous posts in 2008, u might get to read the 1st annual bday celebration (my 19th bday). Actually, how we came out with this idea is based on few simple ideas. First, all of us Ipoh gang hardly have time to gather together. Second, everyone's birthday is all scattered around the year. Therefore, we decided to have this birthday celebration together. 

Actually, we were not desperate to have this birthday celebration. Well, we are not 10 years old young ppl who wish to have birthday party anymore. To me, this was just a good excuse to gather everyone together. Instead of going cyber cafe (our usual outing activities), or watch movie (sometimes our outing activity), we now have birthday celebration to keep us together. It somehow make us appreciate each other (at least to me la). Most importantly, we were all happy during the moment.

Let me start narrating the story of the bday celebration. For this year, we had our original 'members' which are talung, kah joon, ze hao, me, tet khiun, kean zhi and joon heng. But we also invited some guests... who we hope will become our permanent 'members' : guo han and xiao jen. The day was like this, early in the morning (11 am, i know it's not early d), we went to cyber cafe to play few hours until lunch hour. Then we menjemput (welcome) our invited guest xiao jen to eat lunch in Beacon Point. Anyone knows where this place is? it is located in ipoh garden east. We had seen this restaurant/cafe many times but we never tried the food there before. SO we tried the food, but we forgot to buy cake.. lol. We postponed the celebration a little while until we finished our lunch. Then only we buy the cake. But.... where are we going to have the celebration and eat the cake? We had already finished eating and left the restaurant/cafe.

The solution, which was I who suggested, was we celebrate it in Tesco Food court. lol.. And thus we celebrated our birthday in Tesco (last year in secret recipe Jusco). Because of we didnt have fire lighter (we are not smokers), our cake didnt have candles. We bought an ice cream cake! Tet khiun and I had longed to try ice cream cake for a long time. 

 the ice cream cake we bought

After that, we cut the cake... then only we realized we had not yet sung the birthday song. Well, since it was not the first time, so it was not so embarassing to do it. This is our bday song lyric:

Happy birthday to us,

happy birthday to us,

happy birthday to talung, kah joon, ze hao, wei han, tet khiun, kean zhi, joon heng, guo han, siao jen, (name orders by birthdate)

happy birthday to us!

Then we clapped for ourselves. Of course, in the process, we caught attentions from many people in Tesco.. haha..  Then we hurrily ate the cake and later bid farewell to kah joon who had to leave to fetch his sister and also siao jen.

(note: from here onwards, it sounds like a diary)

We continued to play comp games in cyber cafe until dinner time.. lol. Joon Heng didnt join us for dinner as he had to prepare for his 'trip' to KL the next day. We said goodbye to kean zhi after dinner and helped Talung push car. (lol his car battery dead). After that, it was already around 10pm. Me and tet khiun back to my house for shower while guo han and zehao back to his house.  We met again at 12am for supper in Mamak if i'm not mistaken.. then we spent overnight in zehao's house. 4 ppl but only 3 laptops, the person without laptop which was tet khiun went to slp. 3 of us played and played and continued playing untill........ 7.30 am while i couldnt stand anymore and fall into the drowzy world. Amazingly, i woke up at 10 something am and returned home to continue my sleep.. lol. The end.

Ps: i realized the annual bday celebration 2008 was not in blogspot but my old xanga blog. If u interested in bday celebration 2008, can go to this link: http://weihan89.xanga.com/663291169/old-friends-gathering/ 


Picture taken in Tesco with nine of us and the ice cream cake. I was the darkest person there. thanks to OBS (see my previous post).

Monday, June 22, 2009

Chinese Tag

Yo,being tagged by Wan Yee.
url : http://www.cheahwanyee.blogspot.com/

Rules :

-----点给----- (老实说,不做也没关系,haha )
1. erlina
2. chiang jinn  
2. kah  joon
3. ta lung
4. kok hoe
5. yi herng
6. shu wei
7. thomas

-----個 人 題 - 10 題-----

02 你的綽號:er...不懂
03 你的血型:A
04 你的星座:牡羊 或 白羊
05 你是男還是女: 男
06 你幾歲: 20
07 你住哪裡: 巴占,怡保,霹雳
08 你現在的學校 : Universiti Teknologi Petronas
09 你有沒有手機 : 有
10 承上,那是多少:2 或 3

-----朋 友 題 -----

11 你最要好的朋友(限1個): 十年后再问我。
12 你最討厭的人(限1個):想到了一个还蛮令人讨厌的人
13 你最正的女性朋友(限1個): 很多'正'义的女性朋友
14 你最帥的男性朋友(限1個):cheh 不重要
15 什麼樣的女生你最討厭: 抽烟女,自以为了不起
16 什麼樣的男生你最討厭:抽烟男,自以为了不起 (两性平等,哈哈)
17 你的好朋友有誰(不限): 废问题
18 你經常和哪位朋友出去:tet khiun, keanzhi, ze hao
19 你身邊最憨的朋友(限1個,不能自己): wen pin.. haha
20 你身邊最可愛的朋友(限1個): 对我来说,95% 的人都是可爱的,希望你不是那剩余的5%

-----情 題 - 15 題----- 我最喜欢

21 你有沒有喜歡的人:我不懂了,唉
23 如果没有,你希望什麼時候有另一半: 有缘即有
24 到目前為止,你跟多少人告白過:太私人了,少过四个
25 到目前為止,你被多少人告白過: 也是很私人, 少过四个 
26 到目前為止,你交過多少個男/女朋友: 一个
27 你現在有另一半嗎:  没有 (却给wan yee 的答案炸到)
28 你最好的同性朋友跟你告白你會怎樣:想他开玩笑的机率有多高
29 你初戀情人突然跟你告白你會接受嗎 :考虑一下
30 你為什麼會喜歡你現在喜歡的人: 我现在喜欢谁?告诉我一下
31 你和另一半牽手過嗎: see question 27
32 你的另一半抱或親過嗎: see question 27
33 你跟異性牽手過嗎: 有啊,她主动的呀,现在还有
34 是誰,你們什麼關係:亲爱的妈妈
35 現在有人在追你嗎:  没有吧,我回头都看不到人,除非她的追踪术太高明

------混 合 題 - 10 題------

36 如果有天,好朋友離你而去,你會怎樣:预了,哪会有永远的朋友
37 如果有天,好朋友背叛你,你會:预了, 人是自私的
38 如果有天,好朋友對你喜新厭舊了,你會:说 byebye 咯
39 如果你很受不了你的父母,你會離家出走嗎: 不会 gua
40 你上課認真嗎 : 只要我有精神,上课必认真
41 你功課好不好:不是'不好'
42 你开电腦都在幹麻:facebook, msn, gtalk, 看小说, 玩电脑, 听歌, 温习, ...
43 你的即时通有多少个同性: 即时通指的应该是 instant messenger. 要算死我mea? 男多过女. 
44 你的即時通裡有多少個異性:女少过男

------兇 手 題 - 1 0 題------

45 傳給你這份問卷的人是誰:wan yee
46 这個人對你好不好: 好
47 這個人是你的誰:三德学弟
48 你有喜歡過這個人嗎: 他是男的
49 你們認識多久了:2 年多 gua~
50 這個人是怎樣的人: 听话, 心肠好
51 這個人正/帥嗎: 非常 (给脸你)
52 個人跟你有沒有在一起过:曾经在那孤独的夜晚, ... 没有啦!! 废问题
53 萬一你喜歡這個人,你會怎麼办: 我会怎么办? 变成 gay 咯

------聯 想 題 - 10 題------

56 說到正妹你會想到誰:小龙女, 哈哈 武侠看多了
57 說到帥哥你會想到誰:楚留香, 对他印象挺好的
58 說到憨你會想到誰: wen pin, lol
59 說到痴你會想到誰: phooi nam, lol
60 說到暗戀你會想到誰:哈哈 (刻意代过)
61 說到出去玩你會想到誰: ze hao
62 說到聰明鬼你會想到誰: hun ming
63 說到傻子你會想到誰: 自己
64 說到笑點低你會想到誰:应该是指笑话够冷吧, 自己
65 說到愛笑你會想到誰 : 还是自己 (不是我自恋 oh)

-----學 校 題 - 1 1 題------

66 你的班導是誰: 没有班导咯 
67 你的座位是第幾排第幾個:通常坐前面, 像个外星人 
68 你最喜歡的老師是誰: 喜欢很多老师呀, 没排名
70 你的英文好嗎:半桶水 
71 你的體育好嗎: 一滴水
72 你的数学好么: 一杯水
73 你喜不喜歡你的校長:没睬他, ok gua
74 你的學校好看嗎: 还可以
75 你的班級是: Jan 2007 ICT batch
76 你的班級在幾樓:没特定, 但讲师办公室是在block 1 和and block 2 la啦


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ee.. Outward Bound School Camp

Ya~ya~ Everyone says i'm very dark now. That's the result from attending this camp. For your information, this camp is supposed to be attended by all Petronas scholars. Thanks to our rich sponsor, this is the second holiday camp that we attended. Different from the first camp (well actually it is considered as a camp, but a course perhaps), Outward Bound School (OBS) is not under Petronas' organization. It's an external organization that provides physical and mental training to us.

our dear sponsor 'invitation' letter to go OBS

And yes, despite my poor physical fitness and basically zero understanding on camping stuffs, I still choose to go to this OBS (there are ways to 'escape' this camp). I know somehow I must try something like this, or else i will never have experience like this at all (coz i wont go for such camp by my own will). I barely made any preparation for this camp as I was just finished my exam a few days ago and was busy preparing and attending my cousin's wedding. Anyway, cut off the crap, u probably wanna know what we did there, right?

I hope i could fully narrate this as this camp only lasts for 7 days (unlike my 36-days Indochina trip). Well, on the first day, we gather at UTP (i hope i dun nid to explain wat is UTP...) and later our UTP' Mercedes Benz Buses (lol) fetch us to the OBS base which is located at Lumut. There arent many exciting activities during the first day. It is just about 'confiscating' our wallet, money, IC, handphones, books and stuffs like tat. Basically what left in your bag are just daily stuffs like clothing, shower gel, toothbrush, etc... We had a early sleep that night (ten something pm) to prepare for the next day's challenge. Hmmm.. briefly talk about the accomodation, it's wooden but luckily got fans and beds (not so ulu la). We stayed in a dome which can fit 18 persons. The beds are double decker beds. And i think there were only 2 fans (or maybe an invisible fan nearby which makes it 3). So, to me, who slept at the bottom part of a double decker bed, it wassssssssssssss sooooooooooooooooo super hot! I barely feel the wind coming. But anyway, that was considered as quite fortunate place to be slept in.


first day, while we still having happy smiles.. jz kidding 

2nd day was an exciting one. It was kayaking day! It should be fun right? Not at all, at least to me. Kayak-ing for 30 mins to 1 hour might be fun. But kayaking for continuous 4 hours plus with super sea wave and winds definitely made my hands broken into pieces (ya~ya~ i'm exaggerating). Well, i was always planned to get a strong person as my kayak-ing partner. But, you know, always, things do not follow the plan. I was (and chose to) partner with Karen, and yea, i admitted this is kinda racial unity. (not sensitive issue la) It's just that you tend to mix with people of same race especially when u are the minority right? Like i said, the wind and the wave and perhaps our techniques used made us suffered in the sea. We were supposed to kayak to Pulau Pangkor, but due to the undefeatable strong wind and wave, we failed to achieve our target and turn back to a nearby campsite for camp. It was crazily tiring but we couldnt stop paddling. If we stopped paddling, the wave and wind will just push us to a more distant places. There was a time when i had mental breakdown, thinking that we might not be able to turn back. Haha you know la, me... partnered with a girl while both of us arent Hercules (not even 1% of Him), having such worries is definitely normal. 

Miracle happened, we able to reach the campsite with our turtle speed and broken hands. When we reached the beach (the campsite at beach), basically i cant feel my hands already. So, i'm grateful that people help us to carry our boat inside although they only did that after 10 minutes. (we've no strength to carry the boat and therefore we were sitting and resting whilte waiting for help for 10 mins). Besides the pain muscles and tired arms, my hand 'grow' a little bubble that its painfulness cannot be underestimated. More discouraging things occured to make me very down that day. The darkness (there's no light there, except moonlight), the mosquitoes (my must-kill-enemy), the dirtyness (dun dream to bathe with clean water there, sea water got la) made me very emo. I was wondering "why would anyone from a city come to these places to suffer?" Oh ya, regarding to 'releasing unwanted stuffs from ur body' issue, it can be done naturally.. ya, naturally... with the nature. That's the way to answer the nature's call. 


some food from other group (pic grab from Haris), look delicious o? sure got sands inside.


tis is where we camp.. not from our group also (grab from Haris)

The third day plan was about kayaking a circle of the whole Pulau Pangkor. I was like "c how i die le" mood and started our kayaking. I discussed with Karen on changing partners (coz we know we two stick together wont have good ending... not about love, i mean kayaking) and she agreed. But the funny thing was... my new partner was Cheah Hui. Lol... if my previous thought is "c how i die le" mood, then after knowing who's my new partner, my mood is "sure die until cant die" mood. We both know each other's "potential' and we both requested another partner. But, unfortunately, dunno due to what reason, no one wants to change with us. We begged the sea captain, and the sea captain kindly ignores us. (yea, kindly.. and politely, i didnt use the wrong word). So.. with the "sure die" mood, we sure die. lol. We were like the last kayak of 22 kayaks. And paddling like crazy to catch up. Finally after one or 2 hours, the sea captain finally 'realized' our 'potential' and we finally have a switch on partners. My partner later was my groupmate, and we too struggled a bit to reach the rest point. We managed to reach, but again, as the last kayak or second last. This was much better, partnering with a guy is no doubt better to a girl (no sex discrimination, it's just that I'm not 'qualified' yet to partner with a girl). We were only kayak'ed' 50% or 40% of our full journey by the time we rest. I even slept there.. it was just so tired, and honestly i adi nyawa nyawa ikan (if i stil have nyawa).  Miracle really happened! because of the super wave ahead of us, our instructors give us a life path (translate from mandarin). They fetched us back with their mother boats. Oh.. i was almost cried at that time, tears of joy mixed with the seawater.. and created new kind of chemicals.. Oopss. i am obviously crapping just now. I was so happy that my hands can rest. My poor hands, i cant even raise up my hand that time due to the muscle pain. I almost kissed the instructor and OK.. stop crapping! lol. 

The fourth day was just plain practice on how to use whaler. Ah.. i getting lazier on typing.. so i will make this short. We learned how to tied the sail, how to row, how to do this do that and bla bla bla and tat's all for that day. (short enough?)

The fifth day was another day of camping. Whaling + camping just like the second day kayaking + camping. The camping i mean here is slping under the tent with darkness, mosquitoes and dirtyness. Fyi (for ur infomation), we only have 2 nights slp under the tent, 4 nights slp at the OBS base wooden dome.  Honestly, whaling is much more easier to me compared to kayaking although some other people say differently. Whaling is to manage a mini-sized kind of pirate boat, 15 ppl in one boat and only 8 ppl row the boats and other 7 people set up the sails, give out commands or simply become the backups to row the boat (when they got tired). We had to row the boat unless there were strong wind with right direction, then we could set up the sails and start sailing (instead of rowing, let the wind move the boat). Things are easier in whaling compared to kayaking, bcoz the loneliness feel was gone. We did these things together as a team. Team power, i would say, made things really easy. With backups to substitute ur rowing job, it is not as tired as kayaking.

whaling.. well not from our group, we didnt bring camera. U cant find me there. lol

The sixth day, we(everyone) had to do a little 5 mins presentation to entertain the crowd.  Well, without well preparation and not even a single rehearse. We sang two songs. One was a malay song that its name I do not know and another song is Barney Song. What is Barney song? "i love u, u love me, we are happy family, ..." with edited lyrics for both songs. We had to present it during the BBQ night (the last event before the closing ceremony). We had lots of fun there. 

The seventh day, we attended the closing ceremony and successfully received the certificate from OBS. Yay!, finally go home! With the efficient UTP bus services, we waited 2 hours for the bus to come and that's the time we took many many pictures. It was great to go home and actually I learned many things there. Did i regret going OBS? nope, not at all. If given the chance, would i participate again? NO WAY! LOL.

PS: i not yet received many photos from our group, so.. lol. entertain urself from other group picture first la. :P 

a picture of our non-muslim gang. (no racial discrimination)

Behind us was the kayaks that gave me nightmare

my tri-colours hand after going to OBS, :P