In my opinion, with that article alone in The Star and other newspapers, the popularity of the party has probably gone through the roof. Probably one of the organizers told the newspapers about, posing as a concerned citizen.
Over drinks yesterday, a few of us were shrieking our heads off coming up with possible scenarios that might take place at the seaside sex party:
1) Getting sand between the penile gland and the foreskin.
2) With no available water around, one would have to use sea water to wash off the sand (refer to No.1) and later on regret his rash decision.
3) If you’ve never been lavished with attention from the opposite sex before and think, “Hm, this sex party seems like a good idea to see if I’m actually desirable after all.” Then Imagine standing naked alone, with everything hanging loose, and no one bothers to come over to play. Abit the shy, don’t you think?
To make matters worse, it gets a bit cold too, coz no clothes on ma. Maybe can take out your hand phone and pretend that you’re preoccupied so that people won’t look at you sadly.
4) Kissing random girls(or so you think) and groping anything that resembles a boob without checking for the tell-tale bulge barely covered by the g-sring.
5) I thought guys are supposedly self conscious about the size of their things.. not awkward meh? Especially when those who belong to well endowed races stare at your relatively miniscule projections and give you “aww there, there, it’s okay!” looks.
6) For the noobie nudies, you’re probably gonna walk around with a hard on. And if someone brushes past you going, “Excuse me! Passing through!”, you accidentally make a mess on her. Paiseh, paiseh.
7)Â Cool idea: Bury yourself in sand and leave the obvious unburied with a sign next to it, complete with equally obvious instructions.
8 ) Staring at strange goo left on the crotch area of the g-string that just landed on your head at midnight.
9) Being ferociously kissed and fondled by a big burly man. Regardless if you’re a guy or a girl.
10) College girls from Malacca and Terengganu(waaat?!) confirmed their attendance? Hahahahaha. so naive. Later all 50ish uncles and shemales milling around only..
I’d love to continue but I’m rushing out for a friend’s New Year’s eve gathering at an apartment in KL tonight! I’ve always wanted to be above the KL fireworks, and NOW I CAN!
Disclaimer: I am not at all involved in that probably fictional sex party down south tonight. Just in case the police is so desperate to google up people who blog about the event.
Here’s to a great 2009 and with high hopes of photos of the ‘party’ on Facebook tomorrow!
After months of anticipation, the dental dinner came and went two Saturdays ago.Â Our theme for the night was Glitter.Glam. Glow. Aside from the official preparation, all of us clamoured to equip ourselves with glittery accessories, make-up and the works.
My president, my housemate, my Cze-Yin!
The dinner was held at G Hotel, a refreshing change from the boring hotels available at Sungai Petani. We did it last year at Cinta Sayang(probably the best the small town has to offer), and I hope the future committees of the AIMST Bachelor of Dental Surgery undergrads will only go higher and better from here. The cocktail area is quite impressive, don’t you think?
Having not seen the ballroom before but only heard about it via Ei Leng who kept telling us about her deco ideas during the meetings (complete with powerpoint presentations etc), my expectations of the place were far too high. While it snugly fits the 200-strong dinner party, I have to say I expected higher ceilings and a bigger stage!
Here’s Poh Yee and Zhu Zen who came early together with us to help out with the preparations.
Yii Ping pretending to play the piano.
The sponsorship committee did an awesome job by bringing in about RM10k worth of sponsors. Here we were, packing the goodies from our sponsors into Sensodyne bags.
We had Sensodyne bags from the Northern Region Malaysian Dental Association’s conference last year and they make really good bags to carry our swimming stuff in.
This is Samuel, my year 3 junior. Watch the second video which I’ll post below. He is a maestro on the violin!
Gotta love pretty white table arrangements.
Chee Wen is our Vice President and in all the years that I’ve known him, I’ve not seen this overly responsible side of him. He did such an amazing job by arranging the flow of the night, making sure there were no glitches at all!
l-r: Andy who headed the Glitter Queen and Gala King committee(sort of like a Prom King and Prom Queen kind of thing) and Yii Ping who controlled the lights for the night and rocked the crowd with her leet guitar skills.
in all the events that I’ve ever been a part of, the programme books by this committee has to be the BEST! Glossy cover and coloured pages inside!
Little suits and dresses to vote for the Glitter Queen and Gala King with.
Samuel and Gaya taking the extremely heavy keyboard into the ball room.
Because dental students floss, you see.
With the beautiful programme books all ready to blow their minds away.
The bunch of boys who poured in their sweat and blood into making the event a roaring success! It’s quite a feat as they are the ones who saunter into class looking like they’d rather be back in bed/in front of the computer. My kakis.
l-r: Maxis,Sett, Melvin, Jimmy and Chee Wen.
Gerviene’s really proud of her programme books.
Glamour shot of Melvin and me.
It totally goes with the theme of the night!
Doing the necessary.
CY was helping the Gala King and Glitter Queen committee to arrange the ballots in the ashtray.
As usual, Andy can be seen clowning around the entire place. Which dentistry event would be complete without his famous antics?
photos of Sensodyne bag to appease the sponsors.
With the products! We’ve got mugs, oral aid(for ulcers), some denture cleaners(erm..), Wrigley’s Chewing Gum in Watermelon!(damn damn nice)… and I think that’s about it.
We spent about RM400 on rented lights but turns out that the hotel already has their own lights.
Not too shabby eh? I made the glittery envelopes and printed out the ‘certs’ for the Glam King and Glitter Queen title of the night.
The RM36 tiara was bought from Hot Market, a dodgy place which sells all kinds of knick-knacks. Surprisingly, some treasures can be found amidst the cheapo junk. There are some pretty bling bling brooches that Lie Yuen and I are quite interetsed in.
Damn ngam with the theme right?
Gotta love the fonts too!
How I love my extremely glittery envelopes! <3
Me wearing the cheapo RM1.90 Gala King crown! It’s so cheap that the blings are not actually blings, but holes with inner facets to simulate ..er facets.
Gerviene wears it proud.
Ei Leng, Kelvin and Melvin posing with the souvenirs for the VIPS.
The end product, all ready for the big night.
back l-r: EiLeng, Brenda
front l-r: Nien, Lie Yuen, Poh Yee, Zhu Zen and myself
Cze-Yin did not want to be left out.
I know this looks like a couply photo of Melvin and Poh Yee..bwahahha.
Another few hundred bucks went to an event company which helped with the backdrop.
l-r: Maxis, CY, Gerviene, Cze-Yin and Nien.
Since Gurney Plaza was only next door, it was quite convenient for us to get our hair done.
Now I see the appeal of the Jappy hair bun.
As with every event there would definitely be a mad rush to get our make-up done and of course, go about doing our delegated duties.Â I was fortunate enough to secure a hole in the wall at the function room!
Here’s some of batch2 junors: Alice, Sue Lyn and Sook Mei.
Gillian and Gabrielle looking gamorous in what is actually white.
Gerviene smiles forcefully for me.
Since I was a busy running around taking photos (pathetic photographer for the night who didn’t snap with a dSLR), this probably one of the only photos of me camwhoring.
The VIPS arrived a little too early. Our Malaysian students, decided to arrive at Malaysian time.
The committee really went all out with the details.
l-r: Amalina and Phebe. Phebe was last year’s Gala Queen!
Myself and Ah Thong!
Nien looked really beautiful that night. Her dress was altered to perfection and it was flattering from ever possible angle. Her hair was wind swept and glamorous. Ah Thong, like almost all the guys in my class, looked really smart that night.
Cze-Yin’s dress, as we kept describing to whoever who asked, was like a night sky filled with stars. Better savour this moment, it’s one of the very rare occasions where you will see her in a dress. As for Zhu Zen, her gold crinkled dress looked absolutely elegant with a brown satin sash. Since she’s so fair, the colours really suited her.
l-r: me, Josiah, Zhu Zen, Lie Yuen, Nien, Cze-Yin and Ah Thong.
I’ve never seen Lie Yuen in a gown before and it adds plenty of height to her usual petiteness. A brown chiffon over a pink satin material, it really enhanced her curves!
Josiah was nominated for Gala King that night. I just looked lost, don’t I?
Here’s some of my batch 3 juniors.
l-r: Kenneth, Kai (hope I got your name right!), Jonathan
More rose petals at the reception.
Dr. Robinson and Prof. Comfort.
Don’t they look the part??:D Kelvin and Ei Leng so glam.
More of the deco.
GLITTER.GLAM.GLOW in full glory!
Ei Leng who headed the deco team came up with the idea to have an illuminated white backdrop with the Glitter Glam Glow ‘floating’.
l-r: Jennifer, Phillip and Deniece. Phillip and Deniece were our emcees for the night.
Forgive the bow-legs, my mother has already nagged me countless of times. Don’t you just love the background?
Yii Ping wanted one as well!
A sexy one.
True to her nature, we gave her one of the more macho jobs – lights!
This is Sett looking like the debonair gentleman that he is.
Here’s one of the belly dancers practicing backstage. The way they shimmied put me in awe! Yes, I know what a shimmy is. (or do I?) After all, I went for belly dancing classes for about four months.
The juniors hired a couple of stylists to do their hair on the spot.
Lie Yuen and Ee Chean.
More of the Year 2 boys:
L-r: Aik Munn, Jonathan, Kai(I THINK), Navein, Chew Weng, Kenneth, Wilander, Phillip.
Our charming biochemistry lecturer Dr. Ong with Deniece and Kai Xuan.
My first year juniors whose name escaped me! Sorry! Please let me know who you are if you do see this.
A few of us Year4 girls!
l-r: Zhu Zen, Myself, Lie Yuen, Nien, Angela, Sock Nee and Praveena.
Housemates photo!! Too bad Cze-Yin was too busy running around.
Nien and Sock Nee! Sock Nee make-up was amazing, it totally rendered her unrecognizable! Love the lashes!
In my opinion, Angela should have been nominated for Glitter Queen as well. She’s got the works! The make-up, the hair, the dress… I especially love the dress.
The three of us who came in about the same shade. Without my flash, my dress is like the colour of Nien’s.
Another one of Sue Lyn and Alice.
l-r: Phebe, Shing Hui and Gabrielle.
l-r: Xin Yi and Sett
Xin Yi’s dress is so sweet and sexy! I love the bow-sash thing.
Pei Zhi and myself. She’s so lucky to have nice cheek apples.
l-r: Amelia, Sook Mei, Myself and Oi Leng.
Myself and the very very cheeky Yi Chin.
Cze-Yin and Maxis.
l-r: Steven, Ee Chia, Yan Rui and Li Shen.
Ee Chia looks really different! Almost couldn’t recognize her.
l-r: sorry I can’t remember your name!!,
Some Year 1 juniors.
l-r: Ron, Priyanka(Briyanka?), The Guy Who Won Glam King(sorry can’t remember your name), Kelvin, Mac, Michelle, SORRY!!
L-r: Saratha, Sorry!!, Sutha, Shalini
The VIP Table. Once again, they were the first to go in! It’s such an embarrassment when the students are not as disciplined as the VIPs!
Myself and Chwan Horng. We never realized he had the build for a suit and he looked really good that night! The Gala King and Glitter Queen hunters must have thought the same as he was nominated for Gala King.
Andy and Zhu Zen, the newest couple in class. If we’re lucky, another pair might be on the same way but I’m not saying who~~. I’d probably get killed after this for even saying a little bit.
l-r: Narjit, Sett and Jamie.
More of the Year 1 girls.
L-r: Xin Le, Melanie, Jeanette, Dai Shan, Karishma, Peta, Priyanka/Briyanka. Correct me if I’m wrong!
l-r: Si Ying, Michelle (who is Andy’s sister!!), Mac.
Don’t you just love the background? We’ve got an awesome seaview!
Check out Poh Yee’s entire ensemble. She even got herself a fascinator!
Here’s Jeeva and Jeya!
Plus Harveen, whose make-up was really pretty!
Whilst ushering everyone into the hall, I managed to get Lie Yuen to get a quick shot. This will probably be my Facebook profile photo for the next 6 months.
The people were starting to trickle in.
Prof. Smales and Dr. Robinson trying to speak to Dr. ST Tiew from Tiew Dental Clinic and Mr. Ezekiel Tiew amidst the chatter of dental students.
Sett the projector guy.
l-r: Serene, SORRY but I love your dress!
Poh Yee and myself.
Ee Chean and me.
Ah Thong and me. Yea I know this is hardly a wordy blog entry…. more like a photo album.
Aik Munn and myself.
The lecturers’ table.
top l-r: myself, Yee Wooi,
bottom l-r: CY, SORRY, Yi Chin
Wah Melvin so hensem.
Myself and CY. He was nominated for Gala King that night too! I dig men in vests! Good choice, CY!
Lie Yuen and Brenda.
l-r: Jamie, Lie Yuen, Narjit.
l-r: Zhu Zen, Poh Yee, Lie Yuen, Sock Nee.
Don’t we look colorful?
l-r: Narjit, Poh Yee, Sock Nee, Angela, Brenda, Xin Yi, Pei Zhi and myself.
At least our table had a good balance of guys and girls!
The event officially started with the belly dancers doing their thang on stage.
Our four emcees for the night: Magesh, Deniece, Phillip and Gerviene.
The crowd was of a pretty good size, no complains there. Next year’s will be massive with the fifth batch soming in! 🙂 And us old folks enjoying ourselves for the very last time before we graduate.
Cze-Yin, Brenda and myself with our handsome dental tecnology lecturer Mr. Mansor who wore a lovely bowtie.
Prof. Smales used props for part of his joke during his speech. I was too busy going trigger happy that I did not hear what his joke was about. But apparently those were scrubs.
More of the lecturers.
The dental dinner doubled as the exco’s installation ceremony as well. 🙂
Chee Wen gets installed as the Vice President.
Melvin as the second batch’s vice president.
Mohan as the third batch’s vice president.
Myself as the immortal secretary.
Nien as Asst. Treasurer.
Cze-Yin giving her mandatory speech.
Which we probably missed as we were too busy looking pretty and colourful.
I can’t remember which MDA rep this was, but isn’t he smiley?:)
The lady in red is our Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs’ Dr. Hacharan Singh’s wife. That’s Prof. Comfort, our Assisant dean looking for food.
Prof. Smales so nice, always smiling to my camera.
L-r: Ee Chia, Harveen, Steven, Jamie, Sylvia, Narjit, Wuan Phing, Li Shen, Yan Rui
Some of the batch 3s.
More of the batch3s. Sigh, our class is so small(and old) compared to them.
Ooh I love this picture. Very postery.
l-r: Charis, Gillian, Sook Mei, Amelia.
l-r: Nien, Myself, Thong, Ee Chean, Angela, Brenda and Cze-Yin
My dinner gang.
The food sucked. Enough said. The management at G Hotel did not follow our orders properly and actually served BEEF! Can you believe that?? We had Hindhus among our guests!
Dai Shan and Duo Zhuo(?) serenading the hungry crowd.
Sigh, wish we took a bigger group photo.
Dr. Pavai, Zhu Zen, Angela and Dr. Nanditha casting their votes.
Our beloved Zephyr then warmed up the crowd.
With Ebby, who is dubbed as Aimst’s best guitarist!
Yii Ping our girl guitarist! One of the MDA reps was so proud that he even snapped a photo of her.
Maxis, Zephyr’s crooner.
Jimmy is Zephyr’s other guitarist.
Chee Wen always looks so hot with his bass.
In between performances, Phillip and Gerviene threw Mr. Mansor a few questions about his attire. His bowtie was a crowd favourite.
Phillip continues to go around.
This was when the Glitter Queen nominees had to say a few words. I was actually trying to see if Poh Yee was on the stage but could not find her. In actual fact, she was only seated next to me, talking on the mic.
Another nice photo, courtesy of Lie Yuen!
l-r: brenda, Chee Wen and Ah Thong.
This Malay dance was performed by my classmates as well. Fizah choreographed this dance! I love the costumes!
It was then followed by an Indian dance by some of the Year3s.
And a strange Kungfu dance followed suit.
l-r: Gabrielle, Cassandra and Phebe doing an acapella version of Belaian Jiwa.
Oh Samuel sizzled with the violin! As did Sook Mei. 🙂
I always find violinists to very poised and polished.
oh this dance was pretty good! Aik Munn, you’re so sexy when you dance!!
Phebe, last year’s Gala Queen and Khim Yik, last year’s Gala King, preaparing to crowd this year’s recipients.
Jeanette from year 1 won the title of Glitter Queen.
The Gala King and Glitter Queen makes their way up to the stage.
I can’t remember the guy’s name but he’s a year 1 student as well.
Seems like a tradition for the title of Gala King to be given to first year students!
I. absolutely. love. love. love. Soo Huan’s dress. I’ve never seen anything this unique before!
myself posing with l-r: Desmond, Nien (you look gorgeous here), Brenda, Lie Yuen and Ebby.
Another photo to appease the kind and wonderful sponsors.
The year 3 choir!
Ken(far left) is an amazing singer. When he sings, he sounds like a boyband member(the one who can sing).
it was time for Zephyr to take to the stage again.
Jimmy and his trademark Fedora. So this is stage prop I suppose.
Chee Wen getting all intense.
The first years are a really sporting bunch! It also helps that the band members are all quite the dental hotties. 😀
Living the rock star dream. My classmates actually get gigs around Penang-Kedah!
Happy dancing girls make for nice photography!
Love the Glitter. Glam. Glow at the back.
Myself and the sexy jennifer.
Ee Chean pops out of the Conga line.
Such happy people!
I especially love this photo as I managed to capture the girl with the red sash looking so very happy.
LOVE THE COLOURS!
l-r: Angela, Zhu Zen, Nien, Cze-Yin, Lie Yuen, myself, Brenda and Poh Yee.
Maxis must’ve been very happy that night. Bwahaha.
I decided to go around taking more photos.
l-r: Alex and myself.
Tee Lun and me.
Myself and Stephanie.
top l-r: myself, Samuel, Yi Chin
bottom l-r: Ken, Adrian and SORRY!!
Another couple in our dental course, Kimra and David.
Jeanette and Chwan Horng.
Jo Ee! She was doing A Levels at Taylors when I was there as well! She went to Russia and came backand is now my 1st year junior.
l-r: CY, Samuel, Melvin, Poh Yee and myself.
ugh, my boob fats are popping out. Pretend you can’t see anything okay. This is me and June.
Xin Yi and myself!
Adrian, myself and the infamous molar container that I bring for every dentistry event. It’s always very useful!
Myself and Wuan Phing.
Janice and myself.
Siva and myself.
Myself and are-you-Melvin?
myself and Kelvin.
Myself and Mac.
Myself and Alex.
Myself and Johnson.
Myself and I-think-could-be-Melvin-too.
Lie Yuen looking very pretty at the reception.
So does Nien.
I didn’t remember to take photos with the lecturers! Here’s one of Lie Yuen and Dr. Pavai.
l-r: Lie Yuen, Dr. Satya, Dr. Senthil, (sorry Sir!!), Sett and Josiah.
Cze-Yin with Dr. Karthik and Dr. Brindha, our clinical lecturers. They’ve been with us through the thick and thin! Almost as awesome as Prof. Smales!
I think this was Cze-Yin or Poh Yee’s extensively pinned up hair.
l-r: Magesh, Lie Yuen, Cze-Yin, Nien and Bala.
l-r: nien, Steven and Lie Yuen.
Steven didn’t want me to appear taller than him so he made me squat down. I look like Quasimodo as a result.
Andy and myself.
Jimmy and myself.
Gloco Dental Mug and myself.
myself and myself.
top l-r: Jimmy, Yii Ping, Kelvin
bottom l-r: Cassandra, Phebe, Gerviene, Ei Leng, Nien, Myself, Cze-Yin, Andy, Chee Wen and Melvin.
One glam photo to wrap up the night.
We adjourned to a bar at the hotel called G spot.
Everyone was pooped out!
The place was quite pretty.. albeit a little dead.
Nien looking really nice here.
Lie Yuen wants you to buy her a drink.
josiah and myself.
Here are photos of the preparation that led up to the night:
This was when we were filming the first scene for our “Dentistry for Dummies” video. It was a video by our class and almost the entire class acted in it!
Andy putting powder on Ee Chean’s hair to make him look older.
Praveena getting her motherly make-up done.
I didn’t think he had enough powder in his hair.
We had plenty of sweets for the scene. I’m too lazy to explain. If you bother to look at the video, it’ll be up on my blog in the near(or far) future.
The yummy sweets!
Chee Wen even had a timeline to follow.
Oh yes, brown eyeshadow to fake some moustache.
Really like a crew working on a movie. Jamie is the director by the way!
My room is still full of glitter. ;\ I was making the glittery envelope and ugh.. glitter everywhere.
One of my dinner dress with the glittery mess.
Glossy spray paint to set the glitter in. Not a nice effect.
Can do lah.
Everything had to be glittery, even my nails! 😀
We were helping Cze-Yin with her speech.
ooh ooh, and this is our committee photo at the dental building with our dean, Prof. Smales.
If you’re keen, here are some videos of the dinner itself:
So you’ve seen my post on the Girls Day Out which was kindly sponsored by Maxis and saw how I carried the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 around as if it was light as air. Actually, it was pretty much AS light as air as there were times myself and the other girls were like, “Oh shit! I thought I was holding it!” when in fact we were holding our shopping bags and someone else was carrying it for us.
I was allowed to have the laptop for up to a week and I really did not want to give it back!
For those who are into specifics, here’s what I got from the press release:
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is running on 1.6Ghz Intel Atom Processor N270 with a Genuine Windows XP Home Edition. You gotta love the glossy 8.9 inch LED display (1024X600). When I compared it to my Dell Inspiron 630m(some zaman purba ancestor of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9), white colours appear SO pure and white on the Mini 9, where else, white colours on my old Dell look like stains!! 🙁
Okay, I’m not going to pretend I know a lot about the gritty computer stuff but if you know whatever 1GB DDR2 at 533MHz then yeah, that’s the memory and good for you. Please explain in my comments to my other readers! But from a simple girl who simply loves shopping, going online, logging on to Facebook and shopping blogs, then I’m just telling you this: The computer starts damn fast and shuts down damn fast too! That should be good enough for a lot of people. 😀
About it’s hard drive, (ya this one i know) it has a 8GB Solid State Drive. 8Gb is barely enough for the programmes that I need to function properly so I just plug either one of my trusty external HDs in and play my chinese dramas and edit my photos on the go. This is what I do with my own laptop anyway!
I did have a lot of fun with the 0.3 Mega Pixel integrated Webcam! Check out my stupid photos at the end of this post.
As if it is not small enough, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 even comes equipped with blue tooth!
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is what techgeeks call “a netbook”. The cool factor is the ability to go online whenever and wherever and not all of us are within vicinities of wireless internet courtesy of some hightech university(ahem) or overpriced coffeehouse. God knows how many stuff I’ve to do online. Especially all those things that involve “working hours”. Gah. Only one week and I used it to upload money to my tunecard, nearly booked a plane ticket back to Subang (NEARLY), paid a parking compound, sent bereavement flowers(this was quite hectic and I was really grateful that I had the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with me) and booked a hotel room. All this while smacked dab between my morning and afternoon clinic sessions without needing to go home to my internet to complete my tasks. Paying my electric bills and my irrational online purchases can be done anytime. I LOVE YOU MAYBANK2U!
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 comes with a tiny little sim card plugged in and this gives you instant Maxis Broadband connection! The laptop obviously has a Wireless 802.11g Mini Card and a Wireless 5530 HSPA Mobile Broadband Mini-Card. Well, not to say it is automatically connected to the internet. You still have to double click on the Maxis Broadband icon and click on ‘Connect’ and viola, the World Wide Web is your oyster!
As I’ve mentioned in the Girls Day Out post, the laptop feels like a clamshell phone at times.
The keyboard takes some getting used to. Since the laptop is tiny, the keys are no doubt tinier than your average keyboard. While everything is at the correct places, the apostrophe key (‘) is located where the right Ctrl key usually is. As a result, I keep pressing enter when I want to use the apostrophe key. But when you can go online anywhere and anytime, this is a small sacrifice to make.
It’s quite functional really. If you want to use the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 to connect to another internet connection, you’re free to do so with the LAN port there. Then there’s three USB ports for all your portable needs. I think the center port is for projectors. Not photographed here is the earphone jack which I used a fair bit. When you are out in public, best be using your own earphones.
The other two USB ports and ur SD-MS/Pro-MMC slot! That’s how I managed to upload my picture from my camera and blog live from My Diamond.
I have chicklits thicker than this.
When you remove the battery from its bay, you can see the Sim-card slot.
Here’s the SImcard!
There are a few networks that Maxis Broadband runs on such as Edge, GPRS, 3G and HSDPA(High Speed Downlink Packet Access). For example, where I am staying in Sungai Petani only has Edge and GPRS but in town there’s 3G. So does the highest floor of my dental faculty building (I was watching youtube videos with that speed!!). When I was in KL and back in my house at Subang Jaya, I was able to connect to the HSDPA network! Another amazing thing was that the North South Highway has HSDPA coverage as well! You’ll see it later on in my post.
The Maxis Broadband-Ready Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is only available in Malaysia, it being a concept created locally too. This is something to be proud of!
There is currently an on-going promotion for consumers to purchase the laptop with the Maxis Broadband connection at RM99 per month for 24 months inclusive of 6 months Maxis Broadband subscription. After that, it would be RM77 per month for the Maxis Broadband subscription!
I was particularly amazed that from the laptop you can even send smses to normal mobile users via the same programme that you use to connect to Maxis Broadband.
The fairly simple looking Text Message portal.
I sent a couple of smses to myself. I replied and it even gives off a little chime when my reply comes into the laptop. So you can type one whole rant and sms it to your friend and your poor friend might not reply you because he is only using a boring ol’ handphone.
At the beginning of my week with the darling Dell Inspiron Mini 9, I had to drive back to Kedah. I was really really surprised to see that I could connect to the EDGE network along the highway!
Proof that I’m at the rest area along the North South Highway.
You can even stand next to the highway and surf. Though obviously you would prefer to be in the comfort of your own car(even better if someone else is driving).
I really was online! Please excuse the jakunness.
Upon reaching Kedah, I had dinner at one of my favourite restaurants and naturally I whipped the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 out.
It was on GPRS at that time and I could check my email! YAY!
Even when the food came, I didn’t want to put it away. I heard whispers of “Internet” from the table behind me.
Digressing for awhile! See my pretty nails and my antibiotic! 😀
After dinner, I went to Tesco and I had fun disturbing my friends with “HELLO I’M IN TESCO!” on Gtalk.
When I went home, I did some online banking with it!
The old laptop is for downloading so it shan’t be move. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 can be carried anywhere, so I put it on the bed to do my errands.
While working on some stuffs on my old laptop, I used the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 to watch my chinese shows. As you can see, the quality of the video is quite good. The laptop comes with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 and Integrated Stereo Sound. But I wanted it tob e louder and used my RM25 speakers to blare my TVB drama.
I brought it along with me for lunch on a Tuesday as I have no classes on Tuesdays.
It’s not a burden at all!
I’m always so happy to see my Gmail load properly. This means that the connection is good! I spent about 3 hours at Old Town and yet the computer did not die on me. Me thinks with minimal usage the battery can last up to four hours. If you watch plenty of videos, then it’ll deplete quickly for sure.
Here I am at my uni cafeteria looking smug with my pretty Dell Inspiron Mini 9.
It doesn’t look bulky at all right? It even complements my outfit!
I can even swing it with ease.
In the dental students common room, I was ECSTATIC! On EDGE, FREAKING EDGE, I could connect to MSN!
Here I am in between clinical sessions. My dad had instructed me to send bereavement flowers to Chee Kiang’s family (his grandma passed away on the 25th of November. She took care of Chee Kiang ever since he was a baby and I’m glad I had the chance to meet her as she meant alot to him. Apparently I’m known as “Ah Lene” to her. 🙂 Very endearing. RIP Chee Kiang’s popo. 🙁 ). So it was quite a task, googling for a florist in Penang, calling the florist and taking down notes(thank god for Notepad on the computer) then emailing the florist my specifications and banking in to her via Maybank2u – all this within half an hour! I was sweating bucket loads as I wanted the flowers to reach on that day itself. The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 really helped me out here.
My guy classmates were extremely intrigued by my tiny laptop and they gave the “WTF” italian-style hand signal when I said that Maxis Broadband lent me the laptop for a week to review.
Completing my online banking. The laptop is SUCH a lifesaver. I know I really sound like I’m sucking up but it’s not everytime you get to review something that you really really really like and appreciate.
As I was dismissed early, I headed to the locker room to try out the connection. PROPER GMAIL AGAIN! No need for lameass ball-sucking html versions of my beautiful Gmail inbox.
Furthermore, the connection in the locker room was only soso.
Yet I could STILL go to my blog. Being able to access my blog with a relatively slower connection only means that Maxis Broadband’s slowest network is already pretty awesome!
As I was waiting for my flickr page to load, I held it open like that all the way back to the car.
Checking email and driving is a no-no. Don’t learn from me! (Suddenly i feel like one of those stuntmen who do silly things to wow their audience and then tell them not to do it at home.)
Flickr finished downloading! Yay!
I nudged Esther on MSN but she didn’t reply. So I syok sendiri and turned my webcam on to camwhore.
With Maxis Broadband on your Dell Inspiron Mini 9, you can even surf the net from the comforts of your tarmac road.
Or have a good time checking out other people’s facebook and blogs with your girlfriends. We were at Starbucks at E-gate, Penang! All the way from Sg. Petani yo!
Me being lanci at having such a tiny laptop while everyone else’s laptops were hugeass!
This post would not be complete without a picture of me and the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 in my classroom. I had the most awesome connection there in that entire week. Of all places! I could load Youtube videos, I could go on MSN, go on Facebook, go on my favourite shopping blogs…etc! But since I only have lectures once a week, I didn’t get to enjoy the amazing speeds as much as I would’ve liked to.
I could even pass the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 to my classmates like how one would pass notes in the class. The arrow indicates how far the laptop went from me during a lecture session.
Chee Wen borrowed my laptop to get some inspiration for his tasks regarding the upcoming Dental Dinner.
He wanted to utilize an Avril Lavigne Concert Opening-style and wanted to show me the video.
On Edge only and can go on Youtube, MSN and the works!! OMG!
As it is so tiny, I did not rouse the suspicions of my lecturer.
Yes, I talked on MSN while class was going on but hey, I did my part! Took down notes too!
Our love affair came to an end on Friday. 🙁 I was using it on the bus ride back but because I watched too many chinese dramas, I depleted the battery quickly.
I found Wai Ping online and couldn’t resist telling her where I was!
The bus turned into Butterworth and ZOMG I’m on HSPA!! I could practically do ANYTHING online. I felt…so powerful.
I had to announce it on Facebook.
And I definitely had to annouce it on MSN. (can see ah?)
The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 proved to be a good companion when I was waiting for my mum at Pudu Bus Station (I HAAATE that place). Furthermore, I’m in freaking KL and obviously the connections there are mind blowingly fast.
Iconic KL Tower in the background.
Cute little LED to show that the internal camera is turned on!
I got slightly carried away playing the camera so bear with me. They even had those cute accessories for us to mess around with!
Left: I look more like a baker than a French girl.
Right: My Ugly Celebrity Look.
Left: A french artist trying his best to maneouvre the colours on his canvas.
Right: Either a pimp/Italian chef being delighted at the skills of his latest whore/taste of his newest dish.
left: The Macy Gray look is not a good look for me.
right: As it makes me look like a beruk!
I got some Beruk jokes for you, told to me courtesy of stupid Dennis Chan.
Q: What’s Beruk and Green?
A: Berukoli! (broccoli)
Q: What’s a Beruk who fell off a tree?
A: BERUKEN! (broken)
Q: What’s two beruks talking about other beruks?
A: Dennis and Jolene -_______________________-
left: Somehow Dell decided to install Kurt Cobains hair into their program.
right: Woops the hair is floating away hahaha
left: i know i look surprised here, but I’m actually trying to be like a baseball fan being excited.
right: Jack Sparrow beremo.
I brought the laptop for my Dental Students Association meeting.
Left: melvin damn layan.
right: Ei Leng comes to Kepo as well!
left: A Chinese in France!
right: Child pervert.
left: Not a good look!
right: hahahhaa he looks like he knows Kung Fu!
left: Jimmy sifu so yau yeng.
right: Anime hair added to mess things up.
left: The hair looks damn real! So does the glasses. Weird moustache.
right: HAHAHA. Lesbian or 50 years old. You decide.
left: Julie Walters.
right: He’s just confused.
left: I added a bandana on top of his orange hair.
right: HAHHAHA stupid Jimmy.
right: HAHAHAHHA China Doll Jimmy.
left: So unladylike Jimmy!
right: got bored of the accessories so I played with my own hair.
My brother adores gadgets, so I had to share this funny little camera with him.
Left: Like a country bumpkin child rapist!
left: italian mafia gone wrong.
right: AMISH HAHAHA.
My brother actually looks like a gentle creature here…
i know the consequent photos are going to be a bit long, but I couldn’t choose! So all goes up!:D
It was late in the evening and I was quite a distance away from the fluorescent light hence the grainy images.
left; Angel and I reading something together.
right: I surprised Angel with a kiss.
left: Angel looks genuinely happy.
right: She looked at the camera! Good dog!!
left: Another kiss for the clever girl!
right: Like a teddy bear..:)
left: me thinks she has had enough of kisses. Quite angry the face.
right: the natural shape of her eyes! She was born with almond-shaped eyes!
left: Angel look at the camera damnit!
right: Dogs are for hugging!
I tried using the accessories on her but the camera simply wouldn’t recognize her features. 🙁
left: My unfashionable older sister cuddling Angel.
right: Angel hugs back.
left: She looks so reluctant.
right: Totally not in the mood.
left: Angel suddenly takes over.
right: She makes an announcement to anyone who would listen or else………………
…she would record a scandalous video to tarnish my reputation. (yeah she likes to hump my hands, don’t know why.)
left: Shying away from the public after the scandal hahaha
right: On vacation in the tropics to put the past behind me.
I’m really grateful to Maxis Broadband for this opportunity and I might even get one myself. My internet addiction is beyond help!
Well thank goodness Esther did not heed my advice when I said, “eh pull me away from him if we talk more than 6 minutes okay!” all those 7 years ago.
To the boy who liked me when I was 14,
the boy whom I flirted heavily with when I was 15,
the boy whom I gave a cold shoulder to when I was 16 for getting more A’s than me in class,
the boy whom I started to miss when he went away for his A Levels in Singapore when I was 17,
the boy whom I was waiting (im)patiently for my first kiss with after a whole year of dating when I was 18,
the boy whom I cried for when he had to leave for Singapore once again for 7 years when I was 19,
the boy whom I only saw once every 2 months or more but was thankful for every chance we had when I was 20,
the boy whom I finally could fart in front of when I was 21 (and now he is farting a whole lot more in front of me. What is this! Permission is it!)
Happy 4th Anniversary dear. 🙂 I’ll up you next year.
Some of the millions of reasons why I love you:
1) The way you said, “A Gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell!” when you don’t want to answer my questions.
2) The way you curl up into a ball due to embarrassment when I said “ungentlemanly” things to my girlfriends in front of you.
3) The way you layaned me and assigned chores to our fictional children. Your cute “HAHH?” as I climbed higher and higher with the numbers: “Child number 6 leh?”
4) The way you shake my hand when you want to make a point/prevent me from merajuking.
5) The way you crafted our impossibly outrageous future together. (he even made up professions for our neighbours.. and talked about road trips with our Kiwi and Japanese neighbours..wtf)
6) The way you have double eyelids and this totally solves the problem about me passing down my single eyelids to our children.
7) The way you totally rock at being bitchy about you-know-whos!
8) The way you complimented my father for his deep voice.
9) The way you are shy to say “Love you!” at the end of our phone conversation when your mum and aunt are within ear shot.
10) The way you make scandalous kepoh noises when we drive past stationary cars with couples in it at remote places.
Dec 17th/18th marked our 4th anniversary but as the poor boy was sick, we couldn’t spend two glorious days at Batu Feringghi. The other half of the plan turned out awesomely well though. JW Marriot at Singapore made up for everything. Definitely one of the best weekends of my life. Luxurious, romantic and FREE!!