First saw it on Kenny’s and then my brother and his friend Xiaoo decided to take it on and so did another friend of my brother’s Ian. Has it become a meme?!
I hope you don’t mind Kenny, but it’s damn sweet and fun! Here’s mine!
I think I’ll call it Ayam The Meme.
I am that girl who pretended that a slipper in the middle of the road was very interesting because I was shy to hold your hand.
I am that girl who flashed her friends to make them laugh.
I am that girl who swore to her mother at the age of 8 in a raging fit saying, “If being a dentist is the last job on the face of the earth, I WON’T EVEN TAKE IT!!!” after getting one of her final milk teeth pulled out at a dental clinic in SS2.
I am that girl who nearly got kidnapped in Subang Parade at the age of 3 on the fateful day that she decided to ponteng kindergarten but nobody seems to take me seriously for it.
I am that girl who wrote a love letter to a boy in standard 2 but he rejected me by throwing my scissors on the floor. Don’t know why.
I am that girl who called her mother a Silly Pucker at age 8 for not playing monopoly and got whacked by her dad who mistook it for Silly Fucker.
I am that girl who did not want to tell her dad where she learnt that word from because she was afraid to be deprived of her Archie Comics so she quickly racked her 8 year old head to find a comic that she could do without – and so she put the blame on her Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck comics instead.
I am that girl who learnt where babies came from at the tender age of 5, courtesy of her Phillipina maid.
I am that girl who actually got sexually harassed at the age of 8 by a chindian guy who wanted to take piano lessons from her mother borrowed her home toilet and claimed that he wet himself and asked her to wipe his dick for him with a towel.
I am that girl who actually wiped his dick with a towel.
I am that girl who remembers it being big and black.
I am that same girl who used loads of handwash to scrub at her hands after he left.(symptoms of a sexually harassed victim)
I am that girl who is NOT emotionally scarred from it and found it very funny albeit dangerous 10 years later.
I am that girl who knows I can report him to the police.
I am also that girl who knows how the fuck can she remember that fucking fuckers face and hence it is impossible to lodge a report.
I am that girl who is now thinking, “my poor virginal 8 year old hands..”.
I am that girl who enjoys telling people that story, partly because it IS the truth and partly because other people’s reaction to it is very interesting.
I am that girl who felt like the ugliest thing in the world when a boy once told her that she was “Fucking ugly, want to vomit,” when she was a mere 12 year old.
I am that girl who has bad period pains and wriggles on the floor.
I am that girl whom you nearly kissed during prom.
I am that girl whose shoulder you cried on whenever he makes you feel emotionally wretched.
I am that girl who gave you a Purple Streetwear Nailpolish in exchange for that cute senior’s ICQ number.
I am that girl who frightened you when she said, “You know, nipple stickers are the bomb.”
I am that girl who is an incurable blog addict.
I am that girl who dies without the internet.
I am that girl who will endure 6 hours to and fro from Kedah to KL just to see you.
I am that girl who wonders if her family will still go to Vietnam for a holiday after paying a bomb for her education.
I am that girl who doesn’t want her friends to go away to study.
I am that girl who will never stand in the way of anyone’s education.
I am that girl who cannot speak mandarin.
I am that girl who believes that she can be more of a hopeless romantic if only she was of a different sex.
I am that girl who loves glitter too much.
I am the same girl whose father told her that if her lungs were to be dissected, they’d find glittery residue in her lungs.
I am that girl who knew you were looking at me so closely when you thought I was asleep; 3 years ago.
I am that girl who once thought it was the end of the world when she had dandruff.
I am that girl who obsesses easily.
I am that girl who is secretly proud to be a year younger than her peers because she will graduate younger.
I am that girl who feels most guilty for the things she has done when she’s shitting in the toilet.
I am that girl who has stopped liking Douglas Lim because of his long hair.
I am that girl who folded you origami hearts with a special note in each and everyone of them and stuffed them all into a cookie jar and sent it to you for this year’s Valentine’s Day.
I am that girl who was overwhelmed when you showed how happy you were to receive the hearts and the cookie jar by saying, ‘I love you!!’.
I am that girl who’s just a wee bit disappointed that you forgot to open this month’s origami heart.
I am that girl who wants to spend new year’s eve watching fireworks with you.
I am that girl who hates her hair.
I am that girl who is out of touch with the Klang Valley for nearly three months.
I am that girl who hasn’t been to the cinema in nearly three months.
I am that girl who actually misses national service.
I am that girl who is such a hypocrite.
I am that girl who made you her diary since the raw beginnings back in 1999.
I am that same girl who can never thank you enough for being the big brother that she has never had.
I am that girl who played rollercoaster with a mattress down the staircase with you as a child.
I am that girl who was your 30th birthday present.
I am that girl who put bubble gum in your hair because you pissed me off.
I am that girl who farted in your face when you were climbing the stairs behind me because I hated the fact that you had a crush on the same guy as me.
I am that girl who hates changes.
I am that girl who is lying down now wondering if the ache in her tummy is a period pain, the impending signs of a good shit or a raging fart.
Damn! This is so friggin’ therapeutic!! This is a voluntary meme, no obligations to listing down a few selected names. It’s good for the brain.
Traditions in dentistry are starting to form, I think. The Mid-Autumn festival could very well be a strong dentistry tradition for years to come. It was previously celebrated by individual classes but on Tuesday, the entire dentistry bunch came out for a night of tanglung fun.
The juniors were setting up the lanterns.
They even hung it on a long wire. I’m quite surprised that they managed to get permission to hold the event near the clock tower.
Zhu Zen’s all ready to hold some lanterns.
We were helping out by lighting the lanterns.
I do prefer the glass paper lanterns as compared to the traditional ones.
One of the many many class photos.:)
I think this is a mixture of batch 1 and 2 with our dean and oral anatomy professor.
I bought sparklers that night. 🙂 Glad it made everyone happy in a way.
Half a heart… a bit paiseh to keep doing something like that hence the many unsuccessful attempts.
I then tried to get my classmates to get in on the fun. 🙂 I wish we spent more time camwhoring with the sparklers. 🙂 Happy times.
The colours turned out to be pretty nice too! When I was younger, these simpler sparklers weren’t that fun as compared to the loud crackers. It’s only when you’re older do you realise the many benefits of these sparklers. Aesthetics have become more important than the destructive ones. 🙂
This looks like a dragon!
l-r: Cze-Yin, Narjit, Lie Yuen, Me. Actually it’s a photo with our dean, but I don’t think he would appreciate seeing a clear photo of himself on my blog. 🙂 I do look nice here, don’t I? Not too fat, not too mata-sepet, not too messy. Ahh..contented.
That’s Zi Wei with her other Year 1 classmates. Glad that everyone was enjoying themselves with the sparklers too!
Pity that the smoke from the sparklers had to go spoil the photo.
The Year 1 bunch. They seem like a very united group. 🙂 Our class looks so small compared to theirs’.
They even brought Fluorobands!(glow sticks?) I was reading in some Wiki entry that people take glow sticks out to play during the Mid-Autumn festival. Was I too old when this tradition was formed??
Nien wanted a photo with her housemates.
l-r: Nien, Poh Yee, Sock Nee, Zhu Zen
Another housemates’ photo!
l-r: Maxis, Ah Thong, Ee Chean, Chwan Horng.
Oh yay!! I didn’t realise I had a class photo. Some more I’m inside! What a refreshing change. 😀
l-r: Lie Yuen, Me, Nien.
Myself and Felicia.(I hope this is your name?? Sorry babes, I’m bad with names. 🙁 )
After that, the hundred over of us made our way to the sports complex about a 15 minutes walk away from where we were. It was beautiful as all you could see was a trail of colourful lights bobbing along.
One of the highlights of the night was sending up the Kong Ming lanterns. People would usually write wishes on the lanterns or even touch the lanterns for good luck in the romance department. One of the juniors sponsored the lanterns. If I’m not mistaken, she spent about RM300 on the lanterns, but I could be wrong. I on the other hand sponsored RM60 for whatever sparkly things that were there that night. Another RM60 for some snacks and drinks but that’s okay as some of my classmates chipped in for it. Next year really must form committee already if they are serious about turning this into a tradition.
Traditionally, the Kong Ming lantern is made out of rice paper around a bamboo frame. Combustible material like petroleum or kerosene is placed at the base of the lantern. For the base, we used something like an aluminium tray to burn the wad of stuff doused in kerosene/petroleum. I’m not really sure exactly what they used that night.
Ei Leng and myself. My double chin has been given a month’s notice to move out. No rice for me.
l-r: Samuel, Melvin, Me, Narjit.
Gerviene, the silly little junior showing us her “un-hot” lantern. The glow stick actually looked quite nice inside her lantern.
Gerviene and Andy really berbodohing.
Suda and myself. My eyes moved out last month.
A bunch of juniors from Year 2!
L-r: Stephanie, Melvin, Ken, I’m sorry I forgot!, Charis.
Lie Yuen and I, trying very hard to take a night shot.
Kenneth and Me. You looked like you were holding a wand, Kenneth!
Tee Lun and me! Was I crouching or is he really that tall!?
Adrian and his nose digger.
A crowd of people nearby were relighting their candles.
Each batch was given one Kong Ming lantern. Andy was the expert in our group. Hehehe.
The BDS ghosts.
See all the nosey and curious faces. 😀
Awww… Melvin looked sad here! I think it was because he didn’t know how to set up the Kong Ming lantern. Some more must pose with a monyet lantern.
Phebe and myself!
Cassandra and myself. She looks so happy lah! I must practise looking this happy as well.
Andy and Ah Thong were pretending to be student protesters on the streets.
The other batches gathering around their lanterns.
Bala and myself.
L-r: Zhu Zen, Cze-Yin, Poh Yee and Lie Yuen.
Tucking the tray onto the base of the lantern.
Hehe, don’t we all enjoy a good bout of camwhoring..:)
l-r: Ei Leng, Kelvin(his skin is soooooooooooo freaking smooth. I think he has got the smoothest skin in the whole of dentistry) and Gabrielle.
I’m so proud of myself as I can actually read those chinese words. Wahahhaa.
And up it went. I’ve never seen a Kong Ming lantern before so it was a surreal experience for me. Just give me glitter, fire, lights..and I’m one happy camper.
See the lantern taking off?
Lie Yuen and Cze-Yin looking pretty with the extremely cute coloured lanterns. I also want that colour….:(
The two lanterns rose into the sky together.
Everybody, including myself, was staring at the lanterns in awe.
Then Baja Hitam came to save the day. yay.
I love this photo! It’s like a fairy taking off into the night.
Higher and higher..
Another lantern being sent up.
You can see that the lantern has swelled up relatively due to the burning fuel.
Everyone was chanting, “Good luck come!”
Wonder I will make many many mini Kong Ming lanterns and release them in an open field. 🙂 And take many beautiful photos!
Here’s a video of us letting go a Kong Ming lantern and also of us playing sparklers.
Inspired by the Kong Ming lantern, I wrote a poem and sent it in as a blog entry to R.age. I really like it. 🙂 Also because I was so inspired by the images i found while searching for Kong Ming lantern on Flickr.
A lone candle sits in an empty tin,
Flickering to the rhythm of the blowing wind,
Watching the candlelight dim to a finish,
I close my eyes to make a wish.
Running my fingers down the bamboo frame,
Tracing the red characters, each side’s the same,
On the ricepaper, I write your name,
Miles away, would you do the same?
A dozen lanterns glow in the distance,
Like fireflies coming out to dance,
I lose myself in the starlit sky,
Somewhere out there a star would die.
If I send a lantern up tonight,
Will it make everything all right?
Will it replace the dying star?
Sometimes I wish you were not so far.
A fire starts within the cheering crowd,
The rice paper is becoming very taut.
The white lantern reflects in my eyes,
Tilting left and right, undecided to fly.
A breeze comes by and takes it along,
And like the notes to a sad sad song,
The white lanterns rise to the sky,
Playing the melody of a wistful sigh.
Take with you a piece of a yearning heart,
Trusted upon you to play your part,
To realise a wish on a hope on a dream,
Carried away on a glowing floating stream.
The glow sticks proved to be similiar to wands so we did what any normal person growing up in this era would do – pretend to be Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy.
LOL I don’t know if it’s obvious enough, but if you can see, we were supposedly doing the “Expelliarmus!” charm. Note the green wand flying off my hand.
Don’t know what this photo is about but I like my legs here. 😀
We had many yam seng sessions. -_-
And then we resumed playing Harry Potter.
We thought it might look prettier with sparklers.
Chee Wen then came to layan us. See his stance..? We suspect that he reads Harry Potter one lorh. (Chee Wen seems like a very unlikely Harry Potter fan, hence the reason it’s funny. hahaha)
Wah sei, the action gets thicker.
Anybody remembers the Pimptress?
The juniors even decided to roast marshmallows. Semangat.
Since most of us seniors live off campus, we decided to head to a nearby playground in our housing area to while away the night. Maxis came up with a few games for us to play.
Sock Nee and Xin Yi having a go on the swings.
We played a scissors, paper, stone game that consisted of painful whacking for the losing team.
See how Lie Yuen is grabbing her bum in pain?
Then another game was to hold your candle and make sure that it doesn’t get blown out by the other team. Since the wax was dripping all over our fingers, it was quite stressful. Ee Chean made me laugh like a hyena when he said this, “TEK LAP! I likeeeee.” with a voice that Austin Powers would use. Tek Lap means Dripping Wax. It’s usually an S&M term. Hehehe.
The year 2 juniors joined us after that. I had fun giving them hard whacks with the newspapers during the paper, scissors, stone game.
See the hand on the mouth? Hahaha.
Like in jail like that. Hahaha.
Poh Yee was freaking out.
Shing Yin and Samantha looks damn adorable here.
The monster is here. I’m like, the bionic woman. Full of unnecessary strength.
What night would be complete without a group photo?:D
Let’s all point at the moon and have our ears plucked off the sides off our head. Or was it the ears going black? I can’t remember the grandmother’s saying.
Andy was as usual, monkeying around.
l-r: Xin Yi, Pei Zhi, Angela and Zhu Zen crowding around the bottom of the slide.
I directed the two of them to pose like this. It would come in handy when they plan to do their wedding dinner slideshow. Hehehe.
Steven and Lie Yuen.
Nien and Poh Yee.
This was courtesy of my Gorilla Pod, hooked onto a pole in front of us. Pretty good eh?
Us girls getting ready for a group photo. I like this photo because it’s pretty candid.
Hiau por sign!
The boys came up with a new game. Monkey bar wrestling. -_-
The guys’ very unique group photo. Hahahha see the poles curving towards Andy? Heavy lah you Andy!
Andy was trying to be sexy.
On Wednesday night, our dean treated the performers and the dental dinner committee members to dinner. So it was another excuse for a gathering to happen. Hehe. It seems as if we are really free, eh? Must start concentrating on the academic side of dentistry. T_T
Big group photo.
And yes, yam seng again. 😀
Aww, Melvin looks good with my pink fluffy handbag.:D It matches his pink shirt.
I was going trigger happy(well, don’t I always) and snapped this photo! This is what I see on the way to university! One day, Lie Yuen and I get out of the car and explore the area for more photo opportunities. It’s such a serene way to start a day!
With old shop houses lining both sides of the roads and part of Gunung Jerai seen in the distance.
Camwhoring with the pretty sliding shutters. Old but colourful in their own melancholic way.
We huddled around my laptop excitedly on Thursday night as I’ve finally managed to download the first episode of Heroes Season 2! It hasn’t lost its magic! Next up would be a Desperate Housewives gathering. Heh.
By the way, I thought that I should introduce my Good Luck Tofu. When I spoke to it in the dark asking it to bring my electricity and internet back(to make Lie Yuen laugh lah, you think I’m such a retard meh?), all of it came back the next day! I brought it along to the hair salon and it gave me great hair for the dental dinner. *heart* This is the mini version of the tofu that I made Chee Kiang buy back for me from Vivocity. They’ve got a huge one in Vivocity, like a cushion to seat on. Very very cute. This is the first time I’ve thought about a soft toy for days on end after seeing it in the shop. I think I reached childhood a little too late.
Oh, oh!! I’ve purchased a Flickr Pro account! No more stressing out on images in my blog!!!
Today is one of those days where I have nothing to complain about and am just feeling general complacency. Not an ounce of immediate worry to tend to, many funny moments to reflect upon and many many things to look forward to. 🙂 I know these feelings won’t last but it’s nice to bask in the moment. 🙂
I’ll be home this weekend! Chee Kiang will be back as well and I’ll make him watch Hairspray with me. My dad also gave me the green light to buy myself the latest iPod nano. See? Things to look forward to. It’s also my Aunt’s birthday. Which sadly, falls on the day of my grandparents’ death anniversary.
As for funny moments, I even have a poem to go along with it. We went to a nearby backwater town called Bedong and had our lunch there. A rather unusual place but oh so rustic! We ate at a quaint(a nicer way of saying dirty) stall and ordered many plates of Wa Tan Hor. At one point, Nien was horrified as there were two flies in her plate, rolling around. She shouted and took her chopsticks and started to flick the flies off her plate.
I stared at it and put one plus one together and gasped, “Fucking ar the flies?!?”
Nien was like, “Yala and then!”
Oh how we laughed! We could even take a piece of tissue paper to pick the flies up. I suppose they were too heavy because of the gravy on their bodies. But Zhu Zen came up with a better explanation, “I think they’re weak already!” To which we all stared at her wide eyed before bursting into peals of laughter as she’s supposed to be like the most innocent person on Earth that type.
Since everything happened too fast, I didn’t even think about taking my camera out. But no worries, I made an illustration of the scenario during the very boring Medicine lecture.(it was Microbiology all over again *yawn*). Brenda and I even got very inspired and co-wrote a poem together aptly titled “Fucking Flies”. But since it has a female perspective and a male perspective, I shall call it, “Fucking Flies Duet”. I penned the innocent and naive female part while Brenda wrote the bastard guy fly part. Heh.
That’s Nien and a magnified version of the hot and steamy action that was going on on her plate. Heheh.
And here’s the poem, please enjoy! The first two lines are of the female’s perspective and the second two, the male’s.. and alternate lah!
Fucking Flies Duet
Flying high, buzzing sly,
The call of a testosterone laden cry.
Scanning from the sky for a mate,
Saw one near a dinner plate, must be fate!
Beautiful wings, flapping fast,
Satiating an insectual lust.
My genitals are starting to quiver,
I can see her beaver shiver,
His handsome eyes, a million to one,
In each and every, the reflecting sun.
Her uncountable eyes staring at me with such passion,
I am sure I can overlook her lousy fashion.
As we descend on to the sticky mass,
His black shiny body on me he press,
As I start moving into rhythm,
Something began to obstruct my momentum.
We were dancing and tumbling,
And then I felt us slowly parting.
It was a great big blue stick,
That started to make me feel sick.
The stick dragged me away from him,
Through the gravy I tried to swim.
There was so much slime sticking to her body,
Not any of those were mine sadly.
It was too soon, I wanted more,
Our short lived romance on Wa Tan Hor.
I’ve got tons of photos to update about. Yeah, so what’s new. Will probably put it up tomorrow! And also answer all the comments in the previous posts tomorrow. Don’t know why I’m feeling so drained. It’s 3am and I can hardly stay awake. I used to be able to keep awake till 8 am!! 🙁
After months of postponing the dinner, we finally got it over and done with last Saturday night. It was a miracle that everything went so smoothly. It’s even a few notches better than all the IU and Installation events that I’ve attended back in high school. It even beats my lousy school prom hands down in terms of entertainment. The company was great as everyone made it a point to attend the event, unlike my high school prom when there was a misunderstanding between the cliques and a lot of people decided to fore go the prom. Then in college, some people thought that the choice of venue was too low class(poor Holiday Villa) so prom was canceled.
The two weeks leading up to the dental dinner was rather relaxing compared to all the hassles that usually comes with these kind of events. We had performance rehearsals, last minute meetings and make-up rehearsals as well. Hehe. I had to make up for four of my friends plus myself.
Anyway, before proceeding, please please layan me by watching the videos I poured my blood and sweat into while working on it for 5 hours(it involved the sun rise as well.) It’s a video showcasing what the dental students have been up to all these years. I’m happy that everyone who watched it liked it. Maybe that’s because they are my classmates. Oh well, plleeease layan. It would mean alot to me!
My Class'( batch 1) Video
Batch 2’s Video
Batch 3’s Orientation Video
Brenda’s, Lie Yuen’s and my make up collection.
I’ve just discovered that false eyelashes can work on me!
This is Nien trying out my false eyelashes. It’s so natural looking right? Plus, it opens up our eyes and gives us double eyelids. It’s a freaking miracle.
Just look at that.
Brenda was saying that the (aesthetic) preparations leading up to big night is even more fun than the dinner itself. I couldn’t agree better. This is a last minute dress that I bought from Queensbay. Only RM100! Shoes are from Nose. The clutch is RM40, from Bonita.
After everyone left my room, I decided to have another go with the falsies. My eyes were instantly bigger(by my standards lah T__T) and a nice soft crease of a double eyelid formed above each eye.
🙂 I am using a glue from Cecil, a brand imported in by Sasa, Shins and the likes.
About two days before the dinner, we had a program rehearsal in the year2’s classroom.
Here are some of the 150 door gifts that Lie Yuen and I were wrapping the night before. I’m the one who wrote to Southern Lion to ask for free gifts!! *proud*
About 5 hours before the dinner on Saturday, the whole lot of us went to get our hair done. At first I didn’t recognise the girl sitting next to me at the salon, but after awhile, I realised it was a year one junior! See, everyone was getting their hair done!
There goes my rebonded hair lah.. but I liked it! My hair is back to its usual straightness now, thank god! And do tell me if you think my parting is weird. As of now, I don’t really have a parting because of my stupid fringe which seems stunted. But little did I know that back hair could actually be swept to the front, then sideways to create a whole new parting! Why, how interesting! I’m always deliriously happy when I discover new beauty tips/products. It was the Maybelline Foundation stick in 2001, silicone bra in 2004(THANK YOU FOR THE CLEAVAGE FREE BRA!), it was the Mac foundation in 2006, it was the Bloop eye shimmer-glitter in 2006.. then now the false eyelashes and this hairstyle tip! Woohoo!
I left after taking these pictures because I had to rush back to tend to my other classmates’ make up. Cze-Yin was one of them though she dropped by much later. You can tell by now that things would lead to a mad rush later on.
Nien, before her hair was done up!
And so, the Jolene Make Up Factory(established in 2000. Seriously, almost all my friends(those who can’t differentiate between an eyeliner and an eyebrow pencil) come to me for make up even though my skills are almost non-existent.)
Oklah, to give myself credit, Wuan Phing looks quite nice. This was after I laid my hands on her face. Hehe.
The other side of the factory: Lie Yuen and her wonderful mascara skills.
Cze-Yin was damn cute. When I brought the lip gloss brush close to her face, she pursed her lips instead of opening it slightly. -_- Then she took out a brand new set of Maybelline eyeshadow. I was amazed, “Wah! Cze-Yin bought make up!”. Then I tried to open it but it turns out that the eyeshadow set was still wrapped up in plastic. -_-. She shyly said, “Yesterday only buy one. hehehe.”
Oh yes!! Another lovely beauty product that I’ve come across are what I call marshmallows. You know foundation sponges? I love those things to bits! So easy to use! Everything has a smooth finishing when you use a marshmallow to apply the foundation. It can also take away the Monkey Backside Syndrome that usually comes with too much blusher on the cheeks. I dabbed a small dot of foundation on the side of the apples of the cheeks and make a sweeping C-motion towards the sides of her face. It makes the cheeks glow gradually instead of two pink Clown-like circles on the cheeks.
A few quick photos before we left my room for Cinta Sayang, where the dinner was held. Poh Yee and her professionally done make-up. Brenda and her are on a different level already. Too used to their own make-up skills day in day out, they took to it a whole new level by going to a professional to get their make-up done.
And myself? About 15 minutes of fingers crossing while applying foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, eyeshimmer, eyebrow colouring, lip gloss and some blusher and more foundation. I’m quite happy that I look more fair than white. There’s a difference between fair and white. Really.
Lie Yuen looked really beautiful that night too. Her eyes were done by Brenda and she curled her hair herself.
Oh shit, the false eyelash was curling down. Can we all pretend that it did not happen and just move on, and close one eye if you see it happen in the next few photos? 🙂
My new friendster, facebook and MSN display photo. <3
Upon reaching Cinta Sayang, the rest rushed to the toilet to touch up their make-up while I connected my laptop to the projector for the video presentation that I had to do later on during the dinner.
The toilet was obviously a must-go before entering the hall. That’s Brenda and I with unsatisfactory camwhoring skills.
This photo was unintentionally set to 500px in width, but oh well, at least it serves its purpose. 😀 A dress in my favourite colour is so hard to come by.
Ah Thong and Praveena were manning the registration table.
Ei Leng and a few of the other Year2 juniors painstakingly decorated the souvenirs. It’s simple but really really beautiful. Oh! And the labels were printed by my Aunty Susie! 😀
Oh crap, this was before I changed the flash settings on my camera. This is Alex. If you don’t remember him, he’s one of my year 2 juniors.
And here’s Kenneth! Like wise, if you can’t remember him from the Orientation post, he’s a year one junior!
Effin’ flashes. Jimmmmmyy..not a junior. Haha.
When I look better, he doesn’t look too happy. When I looked in the mirror, the eyelash didn’t curl down. Hmm. 😐
Aww, Zhu Zen looked so beautiful that night too! As did everyone else!
After entering the hall, I ran around the hall taking photographs of all the tables. Maklumlah I’m like the unofficial photographer for my course. Just in case these photos would be needed for a yearbook/magazine later on. Better to be safe than sorry right?
Samantha, Oi Leng, Amelia and other year 2 juniors.
Maxis(far right) with the year 1 juniors.
Year 1 juniors too.
LOL, the table that apparently consisted of the guys who sit in the back row of the Year3’s class. My dean called them up on stage and gave them the Golden Pillow award. It’s a known fact that they sleep in almost all his classes. Hahaha. The Sleeping King was actually sitting at my table. Maxis was trying to hide behind the menu when my dean gave the “awards” out to the guys. I was apparently the Sleeping Queen too. I can’t help it. Luckily my dean didn’t call me out on stage. Hahaha.
Year 1 juniors.
Year 1 juniors. 🙂
Ah, the three beautiful ladies. L-r: Narjit, Jamie and Wuan Phing.
Ah, the 5 beautiful ladies and one lost looking one. l-r: Lie Yuen, wtf was I doing, Brenda, Narjit, Jamie and Wuan Phing.
Lishen and Yan Rui.
L-r: Lie Yuen, Brenda, Cze-Yin, Zhu Zen, Nien and myself.
l-r: Melvin, Tee Luun and Me.
Father Shu and myself. Not bad ar this Andy, everybody wore a blazer and he HAD to come differently.
Tee Luun and myself again. One without Melvin jumping in! Btw, Tee Luun, I think I probably have my eyes closed in the picture in your camera. Same goes for everyone who took a photo with me inside without using the red-eye removal flash function.
I don’t remember her name but I thought this random photo is pretty nice!
Kenneth and myself again.
l-r: Ee Chean, Myself and Maxis.
Ebby’s the man! He’s the main driving force behind the success of the dental dinner. He’s like our freakin’ prime minister. Thank you Ebby!
Bala and his friends tending to the PA system. The poor guy didn’t even get to eat the whole night.
Magesh. Watch his killer dance moves later. 🙂
Most of the girls in BDS Batch 1. 🙂
L-r: Brenda, Lie Yuen, Xin Yi, Pei Zhi, Nien, Sock Nee, Zhu Zen, Poh Yee, Cze-Yin and the girl who has her eyes closed forever.
The first performance of the night.
Another prop to Ei Leng for the brilliant idea of typing helium balloons to the chairs. I think I really lost the 5 year old in me because I forgot to grab a balloon(or balloonssss) home. I was crazy about helium balloons as a child.
Another view of the crowd. Just imagine when I’m in year 5 and all five batches would come together for a night of socializing, we would need a much bigger hall. I would be a happier person that I already am. 🙂 It’s nice to have events in university aside from the usual exams and classes. 🙂 I’m glad that things are looking up.
Hahaha this was when they were called out to receive the golden pillow award.
Soon after, dinner was served. I didn’t really get to eat a lot as I was running up and down taking photographs.
Ah Thong wanted one too!
L-r: Sook Mei, Ei Leng, M yself, Amalina, and Brenda.
Cassandra and Desmond, the two emcees for the night.
The Year2’s band. Constipated Rockstars apparently!
A lovely photo of Brenda. So ladylike~!
Since I’m part of the Aimst Dental Student’s Association committee, I was up on stage with the rest of the committee on Saturday night as well. It was sort of an installation for us as well.
l-r: Me, Lie Yuen, Shin Yiin, Brenda and Amalina.
Since the theme for the night was “The Teething Years Gala”, we had a Gala Queen and Gala King selection. Six from each batch were sent up on stage to contend for the titles.
The guys. Quite dark though.
Andy being his usual self.
Next up was Cassandra’s performance. A medley of Disney songs with Ei Leng, Stephanie and Charise.
Her voice is really really powerful. It reaches to the back of the hall and that’s saying something!
The rest joining her on stage. I thought they all did really well! 🙂 So nice to see all of them working on this together happily and singing together on stage. 🙂 I know they’ve been practicing really hard together. Phebe and Gabrielle were on the keyboard, playing beautifully. They complemented each other so well. Each of the girls were so graceful even though there wasn’t enough mikes to go around but nevertheless, each sang so well and the song flowed from one to another seamlessly. Great job girls! 😀
Now for my moment of glory. I took videos of my classmates and got Ei Leng to compile some materials of her classmates to do a video as well and with videos from the juniors’ orientation, I made it into a 17 minutes long video.
The sound system was from my laptop to a microphone held towards the laptop speakers. -_-. But I’m happy that it was not muffled as the songs were carefully chosen for each video as well!
Here I am, trying to get my VLC player to start.
I just did the video in my usual style of captioning photographs, with some videos thrown in. It’s almost like having a blog entry viewed by a large crowd all at once. The feeling was indescribable when people laughed at certain parts. 🙂
But the best part was when they cheered as the credits rolled. I was really really swelling with pride!!
After my video, the Gala Queen and Gala King were announced. Phebe, who is in Year 2, took the Gala Queen title and the title of Gala King went to Khim Yik, who is in Year 1.
Andy, Sett, Jimmy, Chee Wen, Ebby and Maxis rocked the house down with their band performance. I’ve never been a fan of bands but I was amazed at how well they pulled it off! Talents sitting right behind me in class!
When I was younger, I always develope 5 minute crushes on guys who go up on stage to perform something. If I was a young unassuming junior, I would have been fascinated by Chee Wen because he was concentrating so hard on his bass to the point of sexiness! Hahaha, I told him that later and he was like quite shy.
Our class pakat to dance while the band performed. You know, to show support and all. And sporting people from Year 2 like Tee Luun, Melvin etc took to the dance floor as well.
Jimmy and Sett. They were all so good. No wonder they get hired to do gigs as well.
And Andy, the drum maestro.
Maxis and his dance steps.
Oooh, ooh, a medley of four dances. I was in the last one! Narjit’s dance is damn nice. Do play the video of our rehearsals. Seriously nice okay!
And lively too!
I had to change into a Punjabi top for the performance. Since I am obviously not familiar with the Punjabi top, I went out of the toilet ready for my turn on stage and a cleaner Aunty motioned to me, “Girl, come here,”. She tugged at my top and said, “This one terbalik lah!” I went in to the toilet, trying very hard not to mess up my hair and took the top off and put it back on. I went out only to be sent back in to the toilet again by the cleaner Aunty who said that my top was still on the wrong side. I was already panicking and sweating, silicone bra was threatening to fall off my chest. T_T. It was only the fourth time that I managed to get it right and with a swing of her head, she gave me her approval. -_- Quite embarrassing in a way.
Us, up on stage. Do click on our rehearsal video!
The end! After that, we went off the stage and initiated the dance floor as planned. 🙂 The crowd didn’t take long to build up, much to our surprise.
I mean it’s not even a club but yet everybody was sporting enough to come up front. Every single person in the hall was out on the dance floor, grinding and shaking and moving. It was really amazing. Our ‘podium’ was the stage. When you detach yourself from the entire situation, you can’t help but think, “This is happening in Sg. Petani.” 🙂
After the party came to a close at midnight, about 28 of us went down to Penang to prolong the night. It was a good mixture as some of the juniors came along as well.
L-r; Lie Yuen, Nien, Cze-Yin, Praveena and Brenda.
Just before coming out of Sg. Petani, we passed a road block and to our horror, a policeman flagged us down. We were like, “Oh shit, why why why?” Lie Yuen’s car is not even modified, so it HAD to be the way that we were dressed so late at night. In Sg. Petani some more.
Lie Yuen wound her window down and the policeman said, “Tunjuk passport.”
I was aghast, “Orang Malaysia lah!!”
And he was like, “Alah, panggil je passport. Sama la dengan IC.” Yeah right, sei ham sap lou.
Then he continued, “Ingat kamu ni orang taiwan. Semua macam penyanyi taiwan je,”
Want to say that we look like Pak Ku(prostitutes from China) just say lah. No need to flirt so much.
Then he asked, “Ahh..rumah mana?”
And Lie Yuen was like, “Ada dari KL, dari Penang..”
And he said in a miang voice, “Ohhh.. patutlah pakai lain sikit..hehehe..”
I recorded everything on my handphone and his tone was seriously of those reserved for flirting. Yerr.
We finally reached Penang at about 1am.
l-r: Lie Yuen, Nien, Poh Yee, Myself and Brenda. We were waiting for the rest to catch up with us before heading into the club.
We were getting really bored.
We opened three bottles that night. The bill came up to be about RM900. The guys paid RM50 as they would be drinking and since the girls were not that into drinking, they forked out RM30. I joined the guys as I knew I would drink a little and I didn’t quite like the idea of drinking yet paying only RM30.
Poh Yee and myself.
We were at a club called Glo and it was seriously seriously packed. We couldn’t find a place to sit and we couldn’t even find a place to stay still! The girls were grabbing on to each other for dear life, forming a dancing train(we were bopping to the music as we snaked around the club) looking for any available space. Damn fun!
It’s Alex again!
Myself and a year 1 junior, Soo Huan.
A very nice photo of Lie Yuen and myself.
More year 1 juniors. 1988 boys! Kai and John. Both of them are from Klang! Yay, now Steven has teman to sit the bus all the way down to Klang instead of travelling alone after the bus passes Pudu. And I think I’ve found another person who cannot tahan flash too!
A handful of us that night.
A nicer one.
Myself and Ken. I’ve not seen him in a really long time although he is my classmate’s housemate! As he is doing pharmacy, we hardly bump into each other.
Pei Zhi and me. Andy looks so cute at the back.
Okay, why are our faces extra fat in this photo?
Maxis and Chee Wen showing the signs that my classmates use to death. Jimmy’s teeth gashing is catching on to.
Now Chwan Horng introduces the Doraemon hand sign.
Such a happy photo! Every single human captured in this photo is not a stranger!
And Adrian is doing his mouth open sign. A sign that was and probably still is Sett’s trademark. Very Slipknot, is it not?(or some other hardcore rock band that I know nothing about.)
l-r: Ken, Jimmy and Chwan Horng.
From the colours of the photos, you can tell that I was a little off already. Hehe. I love the effects though.
Poh Yee and myself. We were all sweating so much after moving around for like two solid hours.
Wahhahaha Brenda looks so cute here. Hahaha.
l-r: Xin Yi, Chee Wen and Myself.
l-r: Me, Melvin and Tee Luun.
Another really nice shot.
Wah sei, this is me being pouty. I’m quite surprised to find this photo in my camera but am equally amused.
LOLOLOLOLOL. Super funny. And see those lights? Credits to my shaky and swinging hands.
Supposed to be a photo of me, tee Luun and Adrian but as usual Melvin so cheekily self invited again. Hahaha.
l-r; Ee Chean, Maxis, Chwan Horng and Pei Zhi at the mamak at about 3am!
l-r: Melvin, Me, Brenda, Tee Luun, Poh Yee and Adrian.
me sniffing Lie Yuen at the mamak.
A better and clearer one.
So apparently I had one too many that night but I was not off my face drunk(hell no!), just whining-like-a-baby kind of tipsy.
But bad enough to raise my classmates’ eyebrows and to shower me with concern the following day.
Apparently I spilled teh ais, like twice. After spilling each teh ais I’d declare loudly in a sing song voice, “Wooohoo no more teh ais for me!!” even though Nien was scolding me because the teh ais was dripping on her. I then tried to drink the puddle of teh ais with a straw.
I er, smiled and waved at the mamak waiter who politely waved back. It’s like the five fingers curving one by one, that kind of wave. Yalah, hau por wave. 🙁 🙁 🙁
Then when they wiped the spilled drink with tissue paper, I wanted to chew on the soggy tissue paper. Then whenever someone took out a camera I wanted to bite it. Haha.
I scolded Adrian for letting people to call him Ah Lian. (it being his surname). He retaliated by making many number signs with his fingers and asking me how many fingers he was holding up. I’m like, “*bad word* lah!! FIVE LAH!” and he was like, “No.. it’s four plus one.” -_-
Ee Chean and Chwan Horng also kept putting up fingers asking me how many fingers there were. I got it all correct, I think.
I took Tee Luun’s cigarette and dragged it across the table, putting it out and shouting, “CANNOT SMOKE OKAY!!!”
I remember catching Sett and Andy looking at me in amusement and called their names and waved again.
I baby talked alot, apparently. Lie Yuen went to get her car(don’t worry she didn’t drink at all) and according to Brenda, I apparently said, “Where’s LIE YUEN?! I want Lie Yuen!!!!!…….” and then pouted. Why am I so gross!! T_T Big girls don’t pout. It’s a general rule. Ugh. So sorry for the trauma, everyone.
Then I turned around and asked one of the year one juniors, “John, are you scared of me?!” and he’s like, “Er..yaaa.” ..Must really smack myself already.
So you see, I can still remember a whole lot of things so it wasn’t too bad. And I was surrounded by people who drive responsibly. Ahem. (this is for the benefit of my father if he reads this;P Hi dad!! I Love you!!)
It was in the car when things got weirder.
Before we crossed the Penang bridge, I suddenly burst out crying after a long trail of whining like a spoiled child. It’s like I absolutely had no reason to cry. Lie Yuen encouraged me to let it all out, “Just cry only Jolene! just cry!!” Hahahaha. She was laughing really hard though. Nien was freaking out because she has never seen me cry or anyone cry like that before for that matter. The way I was crying was as if I was at a funeral of someone dear to me. Extreme wailing.
In Poh Yee’s words, “Hou chi tong chu kom miong.”(like slaughtering a pig like that!). Derek called her on the phone and he was apparently laughing at the way I cried. Hahhaa. Shy only wei.
Hahahaha. Then Poh Yee and Brenda’s motherly instinct all became more evident as they soothed me and said, “Jolene don’t cry!” and “Jolene, mou ham lah!” One speaking Cantonese and one speaking english. Hahahha Damn funny. And I could still remember to talk to Poh Yee in cantonese. Then they put an arm around me and asked me to look at the bright lights over at the main land there. They talked to me like I was a child. hahahhaa. I never knew they had it in them. According to Brenda, I cried from Penang all the way to Sungai Petani. At least an hour man.
Lie Yuen’s car was littered with tissue papers. Hahaha. Then half way through, Hey There Delilah came on the radio and they were like, “Jolene!! Your favourite song!! Listen!! Listen!!” hahahaha.. I was just off okay, not mentally retarded. But damn funny though. I wailed again, “Wargghhhhhh I miss him~~~~~!!!” Damn long distance relationship song. LOL… and they consoled me again and again, pacifying me. Ahhh, my classmates. What good mothers they will be. 🙂
I was back to being happy when we passed the Sg. Petani toll. Still can come out of the car to open the gate for Lie Yuen to drive in. Hahaha. I think we arrived home at about 5am. It’s quite an achievement seeing that I’m in Kedah.
I fell straight into bed without removing my makeup, changing out of my clothes or taking the pins out of my hair. My arms felt like leads at about 7am. It’s still aching till now, I’ve no idea why though. When I woke up, I was freaking out because I remembered that I fell asleep with my contact lenses on! I managed to pluck my right contact lens out and was groping my left eyeball frantically, fearing that my contact lens dissolved in my eyes because I slept with it or maybe it went to the back of my eyeball(but I’ve learnt in anatomy that there are muscles at the sides of the eyes, so that’s really impossible. hehe.). So yeah, I lost my left contact lens. :\ *grudgingly opens a new packet of contact lens*
And that concludes Jolene’s Annual Alcohol Experience(JAAE!). If you consider this drunk then so be it. It’s only my third time ever and for the past two times I cried too. Oh well, as long as I keep my friends entertained. 🙂 It warms the cockles of my heart. Heh. Oh, if you have me on MSN, I might be able to share another gem of an incident with you. Hehe. Lazy to put up a password protected entry.
In 2005, it was after 6 glasses of red wine with Chien, Mel, Esther and Sush at Asia heritage Row. We were playing a game called Confessions and Chien kept filling my glass up. I cried because I couldn’t think of a secret to reveal. Hahaha. Then the tears just went on and on.
In 2006, it was at the merdeka party at Bryan Chin’s house. On an empty stomach and a mixture of about six different kinds of alcoholic drinks including wine and beer. If you’ve read the merdeka post, I think that was worse than Saturday’s night experience. I did go home to play Mahjong on my keyboard(while chatting on MSN, so imagine the gibberish.) Then I cried on the phone to Chee Kiang and Esther complaining about how I have no dinner to eat and that I’m very pitiful bla bla bla. Imagine that! Pitying myself just because I’ve got no dinner to eat. :\
I’ll surround myself with good friends for JAAE 2008. Satu tahun lagi! Yam seng!
Hehe, just kidding. I’m not much of an alkie. In fact, I’m not sure if it’s only Chivas but that sure makes me nauseous. I think I had something else on Saturday night.
I can even count the amount of times I went clubbing with two hands. (so about less than 7 times). (Ya, this is also for the benefit of my father if he’s reading this. *kisses Daddy*)
Oh yeah, the internet is back! 😀 But I’ll be moving houses soon, so I’ll be internetless for a few more days. Don’t know exactly when. I’d suffer a bit but at least I’ll have my TVB shows to keep me company till I get my connection back. 🙂
Oh, Oh, and I’m finally done with Harry Potter!! The end was very very nice!
And how could I forget this! Mel and I and the rest of the Dahlings appeared in the Star last Wednesday. 🙂 Click click click!