flawed work of art.
Monday, August 27, 2007 @ 7:30 am
counter-tagged by sabai.

Each player of this game starts off with TEN weird habits or little known things about yourself.
People who get tagged must write in a blog of their own TEN weird or little known facts about yourself as well as state this rules clearly.
At the end, you must choose 6 people to tag and list their names.
ok here it goes...

1. yesterday was a very bad day for me. *listens to daniel powter's bad day*
2. I hide in my bathroom when I'm scared or worried.
3. I cry in the shower, and I feel much better after.
4. I squeeze friends' arms and go 'eeek.'
5. people don't believe I'm from a Chinese primary school.
6. I shut up when I feel I'm too talkative.
7. I have something against authority - they should earn their respect and not demand it.
8. I don't like it when people say things about my family's financial condition. money can't solve everything and isn't a cure-all for every problem under the sun.
9. kids scare me. I don't wanna break their little limbs.
10. I used to play in the rain till I fall sick. it's actually really therapeutic.

Alright, it's now YOUR TURN!!

I tag
valentine, goose, desiree, chowchow, faisal, adelinesin.

Saturday, August 25, 2007 @ 6:10 am
note: second post for the day. first post on Italy: part III can be found in archives under the links tab.


Tag 3 people to do the meme when completed.

1. My ex is:
my age .

2. I am listening to:
Take What You Take by Lily Allen.

3. Maybe I should:
not blow things out of proportion.

4. I love:

5. My best friend:
is more than one person.

6. I don't understand:
why parents can be so over-bearing.

7. I lose:
my lipbalm all the time.

8. People say:
that I look like my dad. woohoo!

9. The meaning of my screen name is:
my name in short.

10. Love is:
bad for you! stay away!

12. I will always:
call Furbie a gundu.

13. Forever:
is a long time.

14. I never want to:
lose anyone I love.

15. My cell phone is:

16. When I wake up in the morning:
I wonder what time it is.

17. I get annoyed at:
men and their stupidity.

18. Parties are:
good sources to get free food.

19. My dog is:
a gundu.

20. Kisses are the worst when:
it feels wrong.

21. Today I am:
longing for company.

22. Tonight I will:
sleep early.

23. Tomorrow I will:
have a long day at work.

24. I really want:
to have a teleport machine.

25. When I looked at myself in the mirror today I:
swear I heard the mirror gasp in awe. :O <- mommygoosy's answer. I wanna puke, man. wondered why my face is red and blotchy.

26. I will drive my car:
with music pumped up.

27. A word that rhymes with “PARK” is:
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.

28. Bright or Dark Room?:
Dark Room - the ones where photos are developed.

29. If I'm alone in a room with two beds, I:
push the two beds together and have a super large bed and sleep. I so smart man. <- roflmao. goose is hilarious.
will follow goose.

30. The last thing I said to someone was:

Now to tag people.
I tag: sabai-von, melissa mok, chowchow. (all patrick seyy)

@ 5:40 am
part III of Italy trip: just Verona.

first, let me begin today's photo tour with a cute little one of chubby cherubs and Bon Bons.

ok, I never knew this till Bako told me, but apparently, sweets are called bon bon in Indonesia. so, what's it doing here in Italy? anyone care to clear the air?

would you guess that this is a wall splattered with germ-infested saliva? yes, that is gum on the walls...

... with love notes and such. so, you should've guessed by now that we've reached the romantic town of Verona!

some locksmith's making a lot of money round here, selling padlocks to more hygienic lovers who leave behind souvenirs for Juliet.

ok, if you have no inkling what that is, shame on you! why, it's Juliet's famous balcony.

R-rated photo alert!

I dunno whether it's good luck or what to touch her left boob, but hey! everyone's doing it! probably started with some pervert.

sale in Italian is saldi, by the way. am more interested in the doggie:)

no, that's not the Colosseum in Rome, it's a mini one in Verona,

where operas and things take place.

this place would look fantastic at night, don'tcha think?

end of part III

Friday, August 24, 2007 @ 12:48 pm
hey, ever googled your name?
c'mon, don't be shy - you know you do.
well, out of curiosity, I googled Celine Chu, and this popped up. I forgot how much I miss these survey thingies. thanks xinyu, for naming me the funniest person and also one of the girls you like. *winks lesbianly*

1. How old will you be in 10 months?
*counts* 20! OMG!

2. Do you think you will get married?
YES PLEASE! er, too eager? where art thou, rich man of mine?

3. What do you look forward the most in 3 months time?
*counts again* (what's this?! some weird maths survey?!) bako will be back from germany, so that's something I'm looking forward to...

4. Who was the last person to call you?

5. Play or Eat?
what matters here is the subject that I'm about to devour or be entertained by. I like to play with my food before I eat it. raawr!

6. What were you doing at 12. am last night?
talking to bako.

7. Are your parents married/separated/divorced?
:D married for more than 30 years, thank you!

8. When was the last time u saw your mum
not too long ago when we were having tea.

9. What happened at 11 a.m?
it was raining..

10. Are you a social person?
I'm shy lahhhh,

11. What was the last thing you ate?
loller/colon chocs.

12. Whats your favourite ice cream?
ooh ooh! Ben&Jerry's COOKIE DOUGH!

13. What is your favourite desert?
the Sahara, I suppose. oh, you mean dessert ha? cakap lah. I love a good tiramisu. oh, homemade apple pie is delish as well.

14. How many glasses of water do you drink on average?
4, maybe?

15. What do you drink in the morning?
Water, first thing, cos' my throat is really parched.

16. Have u kissed sm1 before?
haven't you?

17. Do you know how to play poker?

18. What is your fav thing to spend money on?
I don't like to spend money unnecessarily. period.

19. Do you wear any jewelery?

20. Who is the funniest person you know?
I find anyone with a good sense of humour funny. think I'd say Bako, cos' that's what I liked about him when I first met him. (an unbiased opinion)

21. Which type of girl/boy do u like the most?
those that make me laugh.

22. Are you missing someone now?

23. Do you have a boyfriend or a girlfren?
(this survey dude has really bad english, man.)
I have boyfriends, girlfrienDs, gayfriends, lesbianfriends etc.

24. Do you hate someone?
sometimes, myself.

25. Are you loving someone now?
rarely myself, most of the time, others.

I tag.... no one. this is a BAD survey!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 @ 10:42 am
a recent trip back to school plunged me into some weird conversations...
'So, where are you now? Doing journalism?'
'Haha. Nope. Accounting.'

'So, whatcha gonna do after this?'
'Erm, go home, get some sleep.'
'No no, I mean after your holidays.'
'Ohhh, going to Uni.'
'For journalism?'
'What?! Who said anything about journalism???'
'Why? You write well!'
'We've all read your essays through Mrs. E.'
'... Ohhhh! Damn, I should've copyrighted that before I gave her my essay book.'

:( that got me thinking. that and my results. I wanna be good, real good at my Accounting. I have to. For my sake.

deviant bri-chan has some amazing stuff. remember the peter & wendy shoes? amazing.

'smile for the camera' - one of her most famous works.
disney princesses take on a whole new perspective, and I must say, I love this.

Saturday, August 18, 2007 @ 6:29 pm
caution: not for the faint-hearted or full/weak-stomached.
I'm not kidding.

sprinkle brigade! the grossest site I've ever been to, but for a laugh, why not? they go to places no one in their right mind would, venturing into the world of poo decorating. dog poo, that is. but don't take my word for it, go check it out, don't say I didn't warn you though. ;)

Friday, August 17, 2007 @ 11:07 am
I didn't plan on going to school for yet another Installation, but flojo appeared at my doorstep unannounced with a booming, 'quick quick! go and change!' I wish I had recorded the way she said it, complete with her index finger waving about, like a school teacher. might I add her hair was tied up in a bun as well? yikes!

ok, so back to the Interact Club event which brought back so many memories. some so good I wanna rewind to that time frame, some so bad I wanna cut out from my mind completely. overall, I spent 3/4 of these functions backstage, sweating like a pig, toggling with the PA system. end of story. oh and I attended to the food as well. haha. rarely tasted any of the food though.

I really liked this year's theme, which is 'Paint the town Green'! inspired by the LiveEarth concert not too long ago, the girls did a great job promoting the beautiful cause of saving Mother Earth. I myself pledged not to litter. I've something against people being litterbugs, even if they're my friends. from my experience, they get very embarassed when I clean up after them, so they tend not to have the habit of littering. at least not when they're out with me.

I really do think that every year, these events get even better. with the word actually getting out to people and the girls improving with every event.

the ex treasurer & bulletin board director with the best Interactor award.

Thursday, August 16, 2007 @ 10:19 am
A Level results....

I've mixed feelings about them, I think. it's not the AAAa I wanted, but it's not the ACUu I expected. it's somewhere in the middle. the good thing is I fulfill the guaranteed requirements of Melbourne U. so, that should be cause for some sort of satisfaction.

congrats to fai-jia & hils with straight A's. (they're the only ones I know so far, so sorry if you're not mentioned) also to Jayne, who got in to her Georgie's! (: *clap clap*

last but not least, thank you friends & family who've been praying for me. I didn't get the best results imaginable, but I got the best manageable. (huh. does that even make sense? aiyo, c'mon lah, I was so damn sad just now k? cut me some slack, I'm trying to cheer myself up here. great, now she's typing to herself.)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007 @ 5:59 am
listening to: joey ramone's what a wonderful world.

finally watched HarryPotter5. with flojo, who now has watched it 3 times. felt bad about it, but she says that she likes the fighting scenes. (the parts I find scary and cling onto peoples' arms. those who've watched movies with me will know this) anyhoo, I can understand why people say it's EmoHarry the whole way through. the boy's shouting, banging on stuff, having nostalgic thoughts.. but, it's true to the book, no? from the starting scene, I was like, wait a minute.... have I watched this before? it's exactly how I pictured it. with Big D being a typical example of a chav and mrs figg with the plastic bag on her head. (very very common among the old ladies in england) oh oh and I love Luna's dreamy voice. she's cuter than I imagined! as always, hate cho and her icky scottish accent. (sorry, cho)
all in all, I feel that this movie's the truest to the book so far, truly:)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 @ 10:07 am
after finally finding a parking spot, goose, lyn, dee and I went to search for a place to buy parking coupons for her crv.

*passes by buddhist supplies shop*
someone: eh, here got or not?
me: should have gua. holy ones some more.
dee: *laughs quietly*

dee & lyn wait while we go further in front to find a place that hopefully sells 'em.

*outside herbal shop*
goose: erm, do you sell parking coupons?
woman: oh. further in front there. *points to where we just came from*
*goose and I look at each other*
goose: har? where?
me: I dunno. let's go in front and see la.
*slowly walks away*
man from shop: hello, you want coupon right? maybe I can spare you one.
goose: oh ok.
me: yay.
*man takes out coupon from car*
man: you s'porean?
goose: uh, no.
man: oh, I'm s'porean.
me: whoops.
*goose hands money over*
man: no no, it's okay.
me: cool!
goose: thanks!

and yeah, we definitely need more dudes like him. wheehee!

p/s: I miss you goose!

Thursday, August 09, 2007 @ 6:41 am
part II of Italy trip

note: again, photos best viewed in full, I have no idea why part I's photos have all disappeared when they went under archives, but yeah, I'll make sure this one gets to linger on the front of the blog for a while longer, so everyone can have a good look.

today, (well not today, but like 3 weeks ago, however for simple understanding, let's keep it as today) we're off to the little town of San Gimignano. (jee-me-nya-no) my first impression of this place was LOTR! cos' it's built in this walled fortress kinda thing. so it's like what you see in Two Towers, when Aragorn rides up on the pavements of the Rohan kingdom. *sound of horse hooves*

I like the way these plates are arranged, just look at the colours - they're good enough to eat! (:

oh, and I must add that Italian shopkeepers don't like it when you take photos of their wares without buying anything. and me being chicken, just snaps and walks off quickly before they can go, 'mamma mia!'

*smiles at arrangement of chairs*

ok, this is cool. he's actually winding this box thingy which has some sheet music with holes in it and poof! music comes out. it's maaaagick! plus, he's singing along, which adds to the delight of passers-by.

just like the mamaks of m'sia, these places are on every corner of every street. perfect for the immense heat of Italy.


I just love this little cafe. (:

*jumps* oh. it's just a statue. torture museum for all you horror junkies.

Pinocchio, if you know, is set in Italy.

what did I tell you? just when jie was taking this photo, the shopkeeper comes out clapping her hands at her like shooing away a stray cat.

that jumble of buildings over there is Siena! (personally, I think it's a beautiful name)

the goose part of town. no, stop laughing, natasha, I'm serious. you see, every year, (or was it twice a year?) Siena holds this horse race which is contested by every little uh, section of town. it's divided into a few, like Goose, Seashell etc. the winning district gets to hang their big flags and banners out like this. go goose!

this is the square where races are held. it's all covered with sand and properly set up. it's very slopy and kinda hard to walk on.

church of Siena. gothic style.

I dunno which two I prefer better, the top or the bottom. hmm. both have a very different feel to it, but are taken of virtually the same thing. I like how the houses are all simply arranged on the hills. messy but cute.

outside st. catherine's basilica, where you can see her actual finger. eeeew.

verrazano castle's garden.

I wonder how
I wonder why
yesterday you told me about the blue blue sky
and all that I can see is just a yellow lemon tree

oooh, real grapes hanging from real vines!

when the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine,
that's amore. (:

we tried all sorts of wine. the reds had a strong spicy flavour, but they were all very good. kfc was right about them Italian wines. they're not the same anywhere else.

saying goodbye to the vineyards...

...travelling by our bus named Ponziani...

...we reach Firenze! (better known as Florence)

baptism of Christ.

so, we weren't allowed to take photos in the Academy of Art place where the famous statue of David is kept. (by the way, it's HUGE.)

so, take a lookie at this imitation one outside a square somewhere.

that's Neptune.

that's Neptune's butt and a birdie getting cosy on one of his servant dude's heads.

that is not a statue. it's one of the many buskers that earn a living from tourists.

I like this photo. take a look at the back. the bridges seem to go on forever, don't they?

view from Uffizi gallery. again, no photos allowed in there. but, it was great looking at the many works of Italian artists like Da Vinci, Bernini, Michaelangelo, Raphael and so on.

the close-up's not too bad too, showing the o kuno hito-ness.

end of part II

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 @ 4:20 pm
5 doctors - jolyn, adeline, archie, jayne, dee
2 accountants - jas & me (the boring people)
4 sixth formers (eh, budak kecik!) - sarah, chelle, juivy, kim
1 HDTV pro (mass comm. haha) - linhui
1 lawyer - lyn
1 psychologist - goose (the reason we gathered)
1 pharmacist - stef

aww. we're all grown up and out of our tiny blue pinafores and bata school shoes.
we sure were a noisy lot. haha. girlfriends rock! :)

au revoir, goose. take care in florida! [where they have uh, big oranges ;)] muax!

Monday, August 06, 2007 @ 2:46 pm
peter.wendy - shoe commission by deviant artist

here for full view.

viva la Vans!

Saturday, August 04, 2007 @ 7:18 pm
no time to blog, dad's bought a new toy, the much anticipated...


I think I kinda suck at it, but, I keep beating my elder brothers and dad. maybe they're just letting me win. haha.

also, chenli bought this big Optimus Prime toy that can be transformed into his truck. it looks so real, but at a hefty price of 100 sing! er, and it takes half an hour at least to transform the poor dude. BUT, he does do a cool horn horn *lights flash* thing when he's a truck, and a *jet blasting* noise as Optimus Prime. haha. my whole family's so childish!

Friday, August 03, 2007 @ 9:54 am
breaking my back just to know your name
seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game

*bobs head*
I realise I enjoy driving with indie music blasting on the stereo. much calmer, less anxious and less easily irritated by stupid jb drivers.

somebody told me
you had a boyfriend
who looked like a girlfriend
that I had in february of last year
it's not confidential
I've got potential

Thursday, August 02, 2007 @ 12:09 am
thanks ah, weiyi!
to other readers, you're not obliged to do this, it's just a pre-Italy blog entry to get the ball rolling a bit.

4 places I've lived:
1. Orange Road
2. Light Green Road
3. Heathhurst Road
4. Baring Road

4 jobs:
dad's place as the data entry computer fella.

4 movies I love:
1. Windstruck
2. Transformers
3. Pay It Forward
4. Lord of the Rings trilogy

4 TV shows I love to watch:
1. Gordon Ramsey's F Word
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. House
4. Heroes

4 places I've been on vacation:
1. Italy
2. Australia
3. LA
4. China

4 favourite food:
1. Dairy Milk Chocs
2. Pringles
3. Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Ben&Jerry's Cookie Dough

4 places I'd rather be:
1. My Bedroom without Mom Home
2. Medan
3. New Zealand
4. My Future Apartment in Melbourne ;)

4 albums I can't live without:
1. Grey's Anatomy OST
2. Abba's Gold: Greatest Hits
3. Mika's Life in Cartoon Motion
4. James Morrison's Undiscovered

4 favourite books (authors):
1. Harry Potter series by JKR, but I have to say, the last book was a bit of a let down.
2. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
3. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
4. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

4 favourite magazines:
1. Seventeen
2. Cleo
3. Stuff
4. T3

4 favourite cars:
1. New Volks in white, thanks
2. New Mini :)
3. Merc Convertible
4. BMW Convertible

4 possessions I adore to death:
1. Bako :)
2. My clothes
3. Nikon SLR D50
4. HP Laptop