Tuesday, July 31, 2007

And another one joins the club!

Congrats to Natalie and Kian Leong on their special day 01.08.07.
Like every good friend of mine, they got a hand bouquet made especially for their special memorable day from me as their marriage gift. After some experiences, i think i'm starting to get a hang of it. The couple was truly happy and surprise to see it when i pass it to them, even my gal pal Vince was in awed. Seeing their expressions is priceless, and i'm so happy they liked it as much as i do.

This time, i picked roses because i don't know the bride as well as the groom, so he told me to play it save but creatively. The colour scheme: Salmon & Brown cause that's the colour of Nat's dress. I really can't wait to see their photos with my flowers. I'm ubber impress with my bouquet this round as i also got the approval from my other floral arranging pro friend Lil :) Will post more pics once i get them from the happy couple!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I want a Sweet Escape

And what better way than to do it with Gwen!
*excited*

Monday, July 23, 2007

Bowl-the-ring

I updated the list of "To Do's" for myself recently and one of them would be to conquer Mt. Kinabalu next year. Whats the big deal some would ask, well... to begin with, i'm terrified of steepness and heights and watching stunts from Fear Factor (on TV) alone can make my palm and feet to sweat like a fountain.

So... to proof how serious i am in conquering my fear and build the courage in me, i went bouldering with Lil and Kelvin last week at Camp 5 - 1 Utama :) Don't ask me how i got myself into this as i've never quite heard of that word before until Lilian asked me what it meant!

The closest sport i've done that requires climbing ropes and harness would be from the team building company trip i had 6 years ago. It was an abseiling course, but it felt more like a training to escape from a building on fire!

Kelvin managed to go all the way up
and maintained err... something 'un-shrunk'


Lilian the little cilipadi who belayed me.
I was so afraid that might just crush her to death if i do fall!

I've yet took up the course to get my 'license' to belay others so i had to trust my friends to guide me when i'm making my way up and over the artificial boulders. When i made my very first attempt to climb, bare hands, no ropes (because the height wasn't treacherous) and in extremely uncomfortable shoes (because mine was too tight), i wanted to cry mid way up. My bones were trembling inside my tensed muscles and at some point i wondered if i should just jump off and give up. Then there were this two 'Dr.Phil' belaying me and kept encouraging me that i'm doing well and great and i should take my time. Then i suddenly feared that i might just run out of energy to pull myself up when i reach the top.

I kept reminding myself with Kelvins advice to NOT to pull myself up but i should use my leg to push myself up and Chris a cute lil' 19 year old friend of Kelvins was on standby to pull me in case i froze there! *embarrassed* As i reached the top i was horrified to see no more crimps and i instinctively grabbed the edge and as i was doing that my *blush* untrimmed manicured nails gave a loud "sssrraaatttchhhh" like a fat cat clinging on its dear life with it's claws! Chris couldn't help but chuckled and said "There goes your nails! Hahahaha..." *sigh*

My muscles hurt so bad the next day not because of the intense workout but from my occasion fear and tensed muscles when i tried to balance between my fear and sanity. I'm definitely going back to get my license! :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Busy weekends ahead!

Woohoo! 2 more days til the weekends and i'm a happy, happy gurl!

What have i been doing the last few weekends... not gonna blog much about it but pictures there will be! :)

Lovely dinner at Delicious 1U with Lilian

I'm gonna order this the next time i go back there!

Chicken sandwich - It tastes better as lunch somehow, not so much for dinner...

Dinner with the girls @ TGIF, The Curve

Orgasmic mocha chocolate ice-cream or cake?

Followed by a round of beer! Cheers to all the good and bad times!

A kick-ass time!

I'm not a real big fan of any overly physical sports. Especially when i'm required to 'fight' over something with someone! The last i remembered myself swearing not to touch a ball was after i was almost knocked unconscious by a basketball. And i was only watching mind you! I could have been dead if i'm playing~

But, yes... people do change. And i think i've forgotten how disillusioned i was after being smacked by a round hard flying object. So i said 'Count Me In' when i was asked to join for a game of futsal. I mean, how bad can it be, it's only a mini court with a bunch of amateurs running about for one ball! I actually looked forward to it!

So we went to the nearest Futsal club is just a drive away from workplacep; Platinum Club at Bandar Sunway (along Monash Uni) but that road is super freggin' jam after working hours. Thank goodness we left early and got there in time for some warming up and quick crash course lessons!

If you can't kick, pose!

The men did most of the rough tackling while the girls attempt for defense. Some guys played like girls, while some girls defended and strikes like a guy! The most unforgettable moment was almost being bashed by the ball launched full speed by Eugene! It flew right over my head and i could feel it brushing over my hair and i got shell-shocked from it! Everyone went "Whoah!!!" and i couldn't believe it missed me by a couple of inches. I cannot imagine it hitting me flat on my face with that power and speed, seriously!

One hour game = a bunch of stinky, sweaty, contented peeps. We all had a great time, and lot's of laughing involved. That's what you get from a bunch of multimedia designer and lecturing geeks.

What i've learnt from this futsal experience:
  • When an opportunity comes, don't take too long to consider as other's might just take it away
  • Always take aim and strike! And it's okay to miss as it sharpens one's judgment.
  • Learn to trust and let go.
  • Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer!
  • Good shoes helps in every occasion.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Important Reminder from a Friend

  • Never let emotions cloud your thoughts and judgment.

  • Always put ourselves first. Ask ourselves what we want to do and work towards achieving it. But do not use this way to hurt another.

  • Do not do something with an expectation of being returned with a favor but do it because we want to. If we do it with our heart, it will be 'felt' and returned in a way we don't usually expect.

  • Do not doubt and worry about failure as it will affect our confidence and mental strength in achieving it. Instead, put all the focus on planning to achieve it.

  • There is no failure but only crossed out options. Do not question and dwell on our inability to achieve something but move on to the next best option.

  • Instead of seeing something coming to an end, see it as a new beginning to something else. That way, we learn to accept new challenges in life instead of running away from them.

  • When we are feeling emotional we are usually irrational and selfish. That time, we only say or do things to defend ourselves by inflicting pain and anger at others. Instead of letting our emotions rule our head, always take a step back and give ourselves the space and time to analyze the problem rationally.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

A gift from an angel

My birthday pressie from Lilian. Thank you my dearest friend, it's extremely precious! And thank you for sticking by through all those times. You are without doubt my angel. And you are the only one who will slap me and say, i'm doing this for you own good! *Hugs & Cherish*

Who Knew

Beautiful...



"Who Knew"

You took my hand
You showed me how
You promised me you'd be around
Uh huh
That's right
I took your words
And I believed
In everything
You said to me
Yeah huh
That's right

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong
I know better
Cause you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Remember when we were such fools
And so convinced and just too cool
Oh no
No no
I wish I could touch you again
I wish I could still call you friend
I'd give anything

When someone said count your blessings now
'fore they're long gone
I guess I just didn't know how
I was all wrong
They knew better
Still you said forever
And ever
Who knew

Yeah yeah
I'll keep you locked in my head
Until we meet again
Until we
Until we meet again
And I won't forget you my friend
What happened

If someone said three years from now
You'd be long gone
I'd stand up and punch them out
Cause they're all wrong and
That last kiss
I'll cherish
Until we meet again
And time makes
It harder
I wish I could remember
But I keep
Your memory
You visit me in my sleep
My darling
Who knew
My darling
My darling
Who knew
My darling
I miss you
My darling
Who knew
Who knew

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Seeing Stars

So i'm back. For real this time.

I haven't been able to sit myself down without taking my mind off work for the past i can't remember when.

And like the saying goes, when it rains, it pours. Not just with work, but my entire life is going through a major transition. It felt so surreal, like a dream i couldn't wake up from. But then again the feeling is for real and there's no way i can pinch my way out this time.

TOA Multimedia Starlites 2007 was overall a pull-through success. And i have my great team members to thank.


The support and love given to it was unconditional plus the commitments by our dearest students were superb. The past few months of hard work and hectic planning of details has proven to worth the while.

This year's exhibition cum event was designed to mainstream on creativity and productivity. So we had a ONE month of long run exhibition with industry support and contribution. My favorite would be the 'Great Stuff Market'.

It was organized to support our independent local designers and products; mainly clothing and toys. This round was considered as a test-run and perhaps we may consider collaborating with our students and staff in the future to promote our local arts and creativity. (Anyone out there interested in creative collaborations?)

I must say, Thank you to Tuck Loong for his creative design support for ALL of the events posters. He worked like a machine for the past few weeks and even fell sick for a period of time from what i guess the bad weather and workload :p

And as for the 'Stars' of the show, our selected outstanding students and projects took over our role to inspire and share with their own classmates on the Open House event last Friday. Followed by a simple refreshment treat plus lucky-draw. Which wouldn't have been possible if not for the great support from our Sponsors: Pipit, Jaylim & Dooodolls!

After last Friday, i could finally stretch myself and place full concentration on my own rubble. (Will stress more on that part if there's a need to!)

Meanwhile, here are some pics to feed those who weren't there ;) Enjoy!

Speech by HOD, Sweii


An International Award Winning Short film - Fence

Announcing the 1st lucky winner of the day!

The people who sweat and bled for the entire event!
Thanks again you guys!