31 December, 2009
"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
Wishing all my friends "Happy New Year 2010" and all the best of health in the coming year :)
24 December, 2009
19 December, 2009
Deep inside my heart you'll leave me never
Even if you took my heart and tore it apart
I would love you still forever
You are the sun, you are my light
And you're the last thing on my mind
Before I go to sleep at night
You're always 'round when I'm in need
When trouble's on my mind
You put my soul at ease
There is no one in this world
Who can love me like you do
So many reasons that I
Want to spend forever with you...........
The next thing which really made me so touching when I was warm-welcomed by Karen's daddy and mummy. Thank-goodness, I never thought that both Karen's parents still remember me after so long never meeting up to each other - It's like 16 years ago. Well, I'd been threaten well by her parents during primary school. I used to visit Karen's house, studying and playing together that time which I'm still miss a lot until this day. A little history about Karen: "She is not just pretty but intelligent as well."
And now, not noticing this childhood buddy of mine had finally tied her knot today and yet to be called someone's wife. I'm looking forward to see you again, and wishing you and your hubby "Happily Ever After". All the best in your official wedding dinner on the 26th December which is going to be held in Kuala Lumpur.
Here are some of the photos that I took just now, didn't managed to take more photos cos my batteries was DYING...... I think I need to get extra batteries for my upcoming Christmas Eve's dinner. (Or else I'm going to end up like tonight's luck :( Hur... Hur...)
The Champagne Tower
The 5 Levels Of Wedding Cake
Ooopsss!!! Look !!! Little Carmen (Another ex-schoolmate - Jenny's little princess) was there too. Isn't she lovely??? Heh.. Heh..
And last but not least, a big thank you goes to Karen's brother who took this photo for us. Nice shot!! Brother :)
08 December, 2009
Well, I think I better get my story started. For those whose just following my trip, here are the previous story - City Touring @ Merlion Park (Part 1) to keep you all back on track with me.
Just before we heading to Clarke Quay for a nice dinner, Uncle Chris led us to have a walk round through the city. (Yes!! *WALKING* no transportation) It was fun though where we get to see more stuffs. At the same time I earned "A little Gift" as well. (Swollen and Red toes as u can see in my previous Introduction Post.
Here are some of the pictures as we walked around the city.
Buildings and Skyscrapers
And the oldest bridge in Singapore - Cavenagh Bridge
Here are a little bit history about the bridge.
Originally known as the Edinburgh Bridge to commemorate the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh, its name was changed to Cavenagh Bridge in honour of Major General William Orfeur Cavenagh, the last India-appointed Governor of the Straits Settlements, who governed from 1859 to 1867. The coat of arms of the Cavenagh family can still be seen atop the signage at both ends of the bridge.
Cavenagh Bridge linked the Civic District on the northern bank to the Commercial District on the southern bank of the Singapore River. Before Cavenagh Bridge was constructed, people could only get to the two districts via a detour over Elgin Bridge or by paying 1 duit (¼ cent) for a boat ride across the river.
This bridge has elaborate suspension struts in comparison with most other suspension bridges, and is the third bridge to be built in Singapore. It was constructed in 1869 to allay the inconvenience of crossing the Singapore River by boat. It was originally designed as a drawbridge but on its completion was found to be suitable only as a fixed structure. Numerous steel rivets were used in its construction, which employed steel casting methods commonly used during that era.
The bridge was designed by the colonial Public Works Department's John Turnbull Thomson and constructed by the P&W Maclellan, Glasgow Engineers at a cost of Straits $80,000. Built and tested in Glasgow to withstand a load four times its own weight, it was shipped to Singapore in parts and reassembled in 1869 by convict labour before opening to traffic a year later. Rickshaws and ox carts used the Cavenagh Bridge to cross Singapore River. Subsequently, the bridge became overloaded due to the flourishing trade on the Singapore River in the late 1880s.
When Cavenagh Bridge became unable to cope with the increasing traffic into town and its low draught was insufficient for the passage of boats at high tide, the government decided to build the Anderson Bridge in 1910 to replace Cavenagh Bridge. Cavenagh Bridge was eventually spared from demolition and was converted to a pedestrian bridge, with the heavier vehicles, horse and ox carts being diverted to Anderson Bridge. A police notice, which is still preserved till today, was thus erected at both ends of the bridge restricting the passage of vehicles that weighed beyond 3 cwt (152 kilograms, 300 pounds (US) or 336 pounds (Imperial)), including cattle and horses.
Ohhhh!!! Sound interesting isn't it???? More interesting places coming on your way as I'm going to take you to another world. The kingdom called Clarke Quay.
So, do step in again :)
18 November, 2009
My tears slipped down automatically again (I can't recall how many times I had experienced such emotion.) In front of my mom, Staff Nurse Lo and Dr. Fauziah - who did the review for me today inside her Pediatric Clinic since Uncle Soo had been very busy and seldom meets up with his patients lately.
The reason why am I upset??
--> It's not because my situation is getting worst.
--> It's not because I refused to take any medication.
--> It's not because I get scolded by "Uncle Soo".
--> It's because she talked about my future.
--> It's because she talked about my social life.
--> It's because she asked about my love life.
(Which is a sensitive topic to me and I wouldn't want to think or talk so much about it.)
And last but not least, Dr. Fauziah was trying to convince me from transferring to adult's clinic. Well, I understand that in my late 20's, I shouldn't appeared in Pediatric Clinic anymore. But up to this level, I'm still. Imagine that I had been spending 17 years of my life in the "House of Pediatric" since I was 10. Uncle Soo and Staff Nurse Lo is just like my second "Papa and Mama". So you can tell, It's kinda hard for me to move into another new environment.
Recently, those old scenes of my younger age as kid kept playing in my mind where I get excited to go visiting Uncle Soo in his clinic, jumping and running all the way inside his clinic, climbed on him and sat on him playing with the bear which hung on his Stethoscope and his name tag, while he tried to check with my VP Shunt. The distance in between me and Uncle Soo was so close that time. That was the sweetest memories I had.
But as time goes by, I'd grown up as a high school student. According the hospital's law, whoever reached the age of 12 is considered an adult and will be sent to adult's clinic. But Uncle Soo still remain taking care of me. There was a time when I'd gotten into very emotional and refused to take any medication, and always causing urine infection which made Uncle Soo very angry and I get scolded badly all the times and nearly gets "DUMP". Quite scary though. Haha.. And that was the first time I felt regret and sorry for him until I actually apologized to him and hoping that he won't "DUMP" me. But Uncle Soo seems understand with his patients pretty well. (Cos who can stand from keeping medicines as their main meals and injections all the times???) Well, that was some bad memories.
So often nurses in the Pediatric Clinic made fun of me by saying that I'm truly Uncle Soo's Pet. Uncle Soo not only accompany me during my childhood, but he is concerning my studies and working life as well. Which I think every doctors in train now should possessed the spirit within him. Well, no matter what... I still need to consider leaving "Pediatric Life". Decision... Decision... Urg!!!
What should I do???
Uncle Soo and Staff Nurse Lo
27 September, 2009
Well, instead of loitering around the mall, my buddy and I chose to have our BRUNCH at Atmosphere Restaurant in Menara Tun Mustapha or normally the local Sabahans named it "Yayasan Sabah". With a 72 glass walled sides tower rising 30 storeys to 122 metres at the Likas Bay. It is about 10 minutes drive from the center of Kota Kinabalu.
Situated on the 18th floor of the tallest building in Sabah, this spectacular revolving restaurant and bar specializes in Pacific Rim and local cuisine.
The view inside the restaurant
Food and Beverage
We pretty much enjoy the environment inside the restaurant with the sound of easy listening piece of music, relaxing dining area. Of course, not forgetting the eye catching views up from the building.
According to the waiter who served us, the atmosphere inside the restaurant even more relaxing when the restaurant transformed into bar and lounge at night. Thus, the idea of having a "YUM CHA" sessions popped out in our mind. That, we are going to plan a gathering with the rest of our friends to have a drink here someday.
Before we left, we managed to tour around and took some views surrounding. Here is it, hope you guys enjoy it.
05 August, 2009
Here are some of the introduction I had found on the web:
The Merlion (Singa-Laut) is an imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". The fish body comes from Singapore's ancient name back when it was a fishing village — Temasek — meaning "sea town" in Javanese. The lion head represents Singapore's original name — Singapura — meaning "lion city" or "kota singa" .The symbol was designed by Mr Fraser Brunner, a member of the Souvenir Committee and curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium, for the logo of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in use from 26 March 1964 to 1997. The Merlion continues to be its trademark symbol since 20 July 1966. Although the STB changed their logo in 1997, the STB Act continues to protect the Merlion symbol. Approval must be received from STB before it can be used. The Merlion appears frequently in STB-approved souvenirs.
Besides "The Merlion", we also get to see "The Singapore Flyers"
The Singapore Flyer is currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. Described by its operators as an observation wheel, it reaches 42 stories high, with a total height of 165 m (541 ft), and is 5 m (16 ft) taller than the Star of Nanchang and 30 m (98 ft) taller than the London Eye.
Located in Singapore, on the southeast tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land, it comprises a 150 m (492 ft) diameter wheel, built over a three-story terminal building which houses shops, bars and restaurants, and offers broad views of the city centre and beyond to about 45 km (28 mi), including the Indonesian islands of Batam and Bintan, as well as Johor, Malaysia.
The final capsule was installed on 2 October 2007, the wheel started rotating on February 11, 2008 and it officially opened to the public on March 1, 2008. Tickets for rides on the first 3 nights were sold out for S$ 8,888 Singapore dollars (US$6,271)(£3,150.83GBP)(€4300), an auspicious number in Chinese culture. The grand opening for the Flyer was held on 15 April 2008.
Each of the 28 air-conditioned capsules is capable of holding 28 passengers, and a complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 37 minutes. Initially rotating in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from Marina Centre, its direction was changed on 4 August 2008 under the advice of Feng shui masters.
Other than that, Uncle Chris did show us a newly landscape in Singapore as well - The Esplanade. What is it??? The very first sight when I saw this unique building. Some fruit image came out in my mind. Yes!!! The building looked much like a durian shape. Don't you think???
The Esplanade or Theatres on the Bay is a waterside building located on six hectares of waterfront land alongside Marina Bay near the mouth of the Singapore River, purpose-built to be the centre for performing arts for the island nation of Singapore. Taking its name from the nearby Esplanade, it contains a 1,600 seat concert hall and a 2,000 seat theatre for the performing arts.
The library@esplanade is located on the third floor of the building. There are outdoor performing centres, and retail and food space at the Esplanade Mall. There is an outdoor open space on the fourth floor of the building.
That's all for now, more interesting pictures of skyscrapers, beautiful sunsets, hot and sexy sport cars. All next, in Part 2. Stay tune :)
04 August, 2009
If you guys still remember, I actually did blog about my trip to Singapore two months ago, but haven't finished up my stories on that trip. Just to refresh all your mind, you can always refer back to the beginning of my journey to the center of Merlion City by clicking here.
In order to make it short, here were what happened next.... After Uncle Chris picked us up at Changi Airport. (Well, I did meet up with my old high school pals - Teya & Yuen Nee, they were on their short vacation for 4 days 3 nights either) And sent us to the place where we gonna stayed in for 3 days 2 nights - Which was Costa Sand Resort.
"Costa Sand Resort" - What a calm & beautiful name it was given. Don't you think?? Just close your eyes and imagine... For me, the first picture came out from my mind was the sandy beach, clear sparkling sea water, pretty ladies on their bikinis, with the sound of sea breeze. Suddenly I'm feel like in Phi Phi Island, Krabi (Thailand) - Yeap!! Saw this nice Island in one of my ex - schoolmate's album, it's definitely another nice place for vacation instead of Hawaii.
So, after check-in into our room, and settled down. I started up my journey venturing the resort surrounding. The first thing I'd discovered this resort was actually located inside a small amusement park. What we know from the information quarter, there was no housekeeping, room service, breakfast, lunch or even dinner provided. But there were a lot of shops, food courts, Pick 'n Pay convenient stores available inside the resort. According staffs from the resort, besides Costa Sand Resort (Downtown East).There were also another 2 branches which is Costa Sands Resort (Sentosa) and Costa Sands Resort(Pasir Ris).
Here are some views from the resort:
The food court: The only place we filled our hungry stomach - You got to believe me, here they sold the best Iced lemon tea & Chay Tou Kuey ever.
The BBQ facilities : BBQ is one of the favorite activity for the peoples in Singapore during holidays & weekends. And definitely Costa Sand is the best choice. But in my opinion no matter it was weekdays or even weekends, The Singaporeans loves to BBQ all the time. This can best proved by during our stayed at Costa Sand, the huge crowd of people BBQ-ing until midnight even during weekdays. Party all night long.
According to Uncle Chris, The Singaporean families really enjoy their "Family Day". Not like we - Malaysians. We hardly see Malaysians hanging around with their family members doing activities sort like: picnicking at the beach, shopping with daddy and mummy. But The Singaporeans seems got the traditions. During the school holidays The Singaporeans do enjoy their one month "Summer Holiday" which starting somewhere early beginning of June, this time around you can easily bumped into families in the streets, leisure malls and so on. This is the golden time for them to share happiness being together in order to build up a better relationships in between the family members.
Other then that, there were also:
As well as Swimming pool for guests who are staying here.
During my stay in Singapore, I did encountered a lot of new stuffs. This is the reasons why I like traveling a lot.
For example - The Vending Machines (Thanks to TK & Chucky for the right vocab)outside our room: We only have Soda Machines but I haven't seen this in Malaysia yet. Am I right?? I remembered I only saw this vending machine in one of those episode of "Tokyo Walker" hosted by Helen Toh on TV set. But now finally I'd seen it for real through my eyes.
Next, we gonna stepped out of Costa Sand and exploring the world outside as Uncle Chris will take us city tour around. Wanna know what are the interesting places?? Come let's follow us!!
06 July, 2009
Ahah.. This is so ridiculous !! Please do forgive me for my nonsense, probably I'm getting the "Transformers Fever" already. Heh... Heh...
CRAZINESS. Why ??? Well, here's the story:
Well, I never thought that this movie still very popular until this date since the movie had started showing couple of weeks ago. We (Me, Imelda, Tina and Koch) were catching the 3PM show but we arrived as early as 12 Noon to avoid movie ticket shortage. After gotten our tickets, we spent our 2 hours pre-movie sessions by loitering around at the mall, took our lunch at KFC Outlet (Oh yeah, Tina and I met our ex-colleague - Kevin. He is getting chubby now ever since started to fall in love. Hmm... Maybe this is what we so-called THE POWER OF LOVE.)
Soon or later, the clock ticked to 3PM. Everyone was excited to rush into the cinema hall, It was a big crowd, they even set up a booth selling Transformers' posters, all kinds of key chains, merchaindise provided for the die hard fans.
THE AFTER SHOW...
Tick.. Tock.. Tick.. Tock.. 2 and half hours of show finally had come to the end. *BUTTOCK PAIN* (This is what we gained) I was kept on sneezing due to the full blast air-conditioning system inside the cinema hall. Afterthat, four of us took another hour loitering around before we headed to "Tsunami" which is located at Hilltop for our dinner as suggested by Tina. Gosh!! You got to believe me, they are selling the cheapest set dinner ever with the size of one portion can be share by two persons. What the heck??? By the time Koch sent us back home it was already 8PM, and my nose still sneezing all the way. Oh Gosh !!! Hopefully Im not catching the H1N1. Heh.. Heh... *PRAYING HARD*
Before I end my post, I'm gonna leave you with some Transformers' Goodies...
The Sypnosis :
It is revealed that thousands of years before Optimus Prime and the other Transformers arrived on Earth, there was a race of ancient Transformers who scoured the universe looking for Energon sources. Known as the Dynasty of Primes, they used a weapon called the Sun Harvester to drain stars of their energy in order to convert it to Energon and power Cybertron’s AllSpark. The Primes agreed that life-bearing worlds would be spared, but when one brother, who was thereafter dubbed "The Fallen", constructed a Sun Harvester on Earth in 17,000 BCE, the remaining brothers sacrificed their bodies in order to hide the Matrix of Leadership, the key that powers the Sun Harvester, from The Fallen, who swore to seek revenge upon Earth once he found the key.
In present day, two years after the events of the first film, Optimus now leads NEST, a military organization consisting of human troops and his own team of Autobots—including newcomers Arcee, Sideswipe, Jolt, and the twins Skids and Mudflap. While on a mission in Shanghai to kill Decepticons, NEST learns that The Fallen is coming. Back in the United States, Sam Witwicky finds a splinter of the destroyed AllSpark, and upon contact the splinter fills his mind with Cybertronian symbols, which he is initially unaware contain a riddle that leads to location of the Matrix of Leadership. Sam gives the AllSpark splinter to his girlfriend Mikaela Banes, for safe keeping, and leaves her and Bumblebee behind to go off to college. Upon arrival, Sam meets his college roommate Leo Spitz, who runs an alien conspiracy website, and Alice, a co-ed who makes sexual advances towards him. Back home, Decepticon Wheelie tries to steal the shard, only to get captured by Mikaela and getting his eye burnt. Mikaela immediately leaves to get to Sam, after he had a mental breakdown, uncontrollably writing in Cybertronian language.
Decepticon Soundwave hacks into a US satellite to eavesdrop on the NEST forces, learning the location of the dead Decepticon leader Megatron, and where another piece of the AllSpark exists. The Decepticons retrieve the shard and use it to resurrect Megatron, who flies into space and is reunited with Starscream and his master, The Fallen. The Fallen instructs Megatron and Starscream to capture Sam in order to discover the location of the Matrix of Leadership. Mikaela arrives in town just as Alice, who is revealed to be a Pretender, attacks Sam. Mikaela, Sam, and his roommate Leo destroy Alice, but are captured by Decepticon Grindor. The Decepticon known as "The Doctor" prepares to remove Sam's brain, but Optimus and Bumblebee appear and rescue him. Later on, Megatron is helped by Grindor and Starscream. In the ensuing battle, Optimus ends up getting killed by Megatron.
After Prime's death, Megatron orders a full-scale assault on the planet. The Fallen speaks to the world and demands they surrender Sam to the Decepticons or they will continue their attack. Sam, Mikaela, Leo, Bumblebee, the Twins and Wheelie regroup, Leo believing his online rival "RoboWarrior" may be of assistance. "RoboWarrior" is revealed to be former Sector Seven agent Simmons, who informs the group that the Transformers have visited Earth before, as their language is written on ruins all over the world. Wheelie identifies the language as that of the Primes, and directs the group to a former Decepticon named Jetfire, who can translate the language. They find and reactivate Jetfire, who teleports the group to Egypt and explains that the tomb of the Primes is located in the surrounding desert, and only a Prime can kill The Fallen. By following the clues, the group locates the Matrix, but it crumbles to dust in Sam's hands. Believing the Matrix can still revive Optimus, Sam collects the dust and instructs Simmons to telephone Major William Lennox to bring the other Autobots and Optimus's body.
The military arrives with the Autobots, but so do the Decepticons, and a battle arises. During the fight, Decepticon Devastator is formed and unearths the Sun Harvester in one of Egypt's pyramids before being destroyed by the US military. Jetfire arrives in time to save the group from Mixmaster, but is mortally wounded by Scorponok. The Air Force carpet bombs the Decepticons, but Megatron breaks through the offensive and kills Sam.
In a vision, Sam meets with the other Primes, who tell him that the Matrix of Leadership is not found but earned, which Sam has done, and send him back. The dust reassembles to form the Matrix, which Sam uses to revive Optimus. The Fallen steals the Matrix shortly after that and activates the Sun Harvester. In a final effort, Jetfire volunteers his parts and spark, giving Optimus the power he needs to defeat The Fallen. With enhanced capabilities, Optimus destroys the Sun Harvester and takes on Megatron and The Fallen, killing The Fallen brutally and saving humanity. Megatron and Starscream retreat and vow that their fight is not finished.and...
29 June, 2009
There you go:
- Bloodripz - for creating a birthday thread (In CSP Forum)
- Kate - the best chatter throughout Facebook
- Dori Dori
- Kanariya san
- Maslight - The "BIG" sister in CSP Forum
- Shiver - The first person to greet.. Uinah capatnya
- Aucifersakuya - miss Your "waku waku"
- Kira - mari main timbak timbak
- Bubbleberry - Another best chatter throughout Facebook
- Chucky !!!! Lend me your "M16"
And last but not least...
28 June, 2009
Anyway, I had decided to leave all this bad feelings behind for a while. Well at least for the next coming 24 hours ahead. Thanks for the non-stop warm greetings from all of my friends and cousins over the phones, Facebook, Friendster, MSN. All of your greetings is far more precious than any diamonds or pearls.
Here I want to give a big thanks to:
Imelda: Yeah, my best buddy ever !! The laughter we formed this evening, during in your blood donation sessions at Citymall really drown me to far far away from thinking the matters. I realized somehow your explanation got the point there.
and to ....
Sun: Yeah, my ex- primary school buddy !! Thanks for lending your ear last Saturday. I know I had been very bla... bla... bla... Heh.. Heh.. :)
Last but not least, here are a little gift for myself.
Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BOO!!!
P/S : To all my fellow readers out there, I know all of you been wondering where is my "Singapore Trip" post. I'm promise that I will be back for more posts on my "Singapore Trip" once I get better. It just now isn't the right mood for me to write something interesting like travel post. Sorry !!!
14 June, 2009
According news from The Reuters......
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore government on Wednesday confirmed the city-state's first H1N1 flu case, a 22-year-old Singaporean woman who is being quarantined in hospital.
The government has been warning Singaporeans for weeks to prepare for an inevitable H1N1 outbreak in the city-state, a regional financial and trading center and the world's busiest port.
The woman arrived from New York early on Tuesday on a Singapore Airlines flight, and was not picked up by thermal scanners at the airport as she did not have a fever then, the government said in a statement. She was in a stable condition.
The government said it planned to impose home quarantine on around 60 people, mostly Singaporean passengers on the same flight who were sitting near the flu patient, and it urged them to report to the authorities for anti-viral medication.
"This won't be the last case in Singapore unless we could stop people from traveling," Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan told reporters.
The government was continuing with screening at border checkpoints and asked people to stay at home if suffering flu symptoms. It also advised caution over travel to affected areas.
Singapore financial markets shrugged off the news. Singapore's central bank said in April that the global outbreak of flu clouded the outlook for the economy.
(Reporting by Nopporn Wong-Anan; Writing by Neil Chatterjee; Editing by Alex Richardson)
But who cares ??? After making our final checklist, my brother sent us to airport 2 hours earlier to catch our flight approximately 10P.M. in the morning and estimation we will arrived at Changi Airport 12Noon.
While on the plane... Yeah !!! Bored till I mad :( Thus, I'd grabbed my camera and took some pictures (Oh gosh!! Do forgive my silliness)
Sayonara !!!! Kota Kinabalu!!!!
Mom's chubby lil' packet of Jacob biscuits
"Tick!!! Tock!!! Clock is ticking." 2 and a half hours gone and we were finally arrived at Changi Airport which was the entrance gate of the "Merlion City". Due to the Influenza A (H1N1) struck the city a day before, so the Ministry Health of Singapore had set up a screening area inside the immigration counters. So everyone got the chance passed through a huge plasma TV - Just like those plasma TV we used to watch football match at Food City Kolombong.
Since this was not a family trip, we went to Singapore with dad's friend - Uncle Loh and his wife (But his wife will be joining us only in the second day). He was the one who had been arranged the trip from air tickets till accommodation. After we had gotten our luggage, Uncle Loh's friends (Uncle Chris) whom was Sarawakian but had been migrated from Malaysia to Singapore few years back had picked us up and sent us to the place where we gonna stay for 3 days 2 nights - Costa Sands Resort (Pasir Ris).
I just love this resort, It's very calm and relax!! In My next post I'm gonna bringing u all touring around the resort. So stay tune !! Before I wrap up my post, here are a picture of My parents, Uncle Chris and Uncle Loh taken during our lunch session at one of the food court inside Costa Sands Resort.