Another Dream Related Status That Was Too Long For Facebook

Latest dream of the afternoon: Dreamed that I was narrating a story (ala ancient TVB drama) where a young man visits the madam of a house and straddles her. She doesn’t reject his advances (but nothing was shown lol malaysian tv in my brain) as she is a lonely woman.

Then as the door is closed, I become the madam and I start to get aggressive by plucking and snapping of his teeth one by one, while looking at a study model of his teeth. The teeth was some how spread out in OPG style (x-ray of your jaws) BUT in plaster of paris, with the teeth snapped out accordingly.

I was just snapping his teeth off one by one while he sat there but with anger in his eyes. I snapped everything off with my fingers and suddenly family members started returning to the house so I left one quadrant of his dentition in tact. (the entire dentition is divided into four..so one quadrant is 8 teeth.)

I knew he was going to take revenge but I had to get away from him.

Then I forgot what happened. LOL.

Next thing I knew, Linda Chung (wtf) was forcing me to chomp on glass and eat them.

I couldn’t tahan swallowing the pieces of glass so I started to retch out bits of glass. I had to puke it out carefully so that I did not cut my throat. The retching woke me up. UGHH. Luckily I didn’t puke on Chee Kiang’s bed.

Oh yeah, I’m in Singapore now. HI!

Fudging Up My First Order From One Woman’s Junk

Holyshit, latest FML moment:

Sent my first ever order from One Woman’s Junk by hand delivering it to a house in USJ 11. The buyer’s name shall be known as K.

Stopped outside the house, checked the number. Number 19. Check. Road? USJ11/xxD. I’m pretty sure it is.

The house and all its neighbors do not have door bells so I was knocking on their gates. I contemplated climbing into the houses to put the bag of clothes but I thought about my future and realize that it is not wise to stay in jail over one red dress and a green top.

So after knocking on like four houses, a little girl comes out of one of the houses. I explained my situation and asked if I could place the bag of clothes at her house and I would tell K to come collect it later in the evening. She first agrees then runs back out to say that her mummy don’t let. Ok lor. I then ask her maid for a plastic bag and she gives it to me to put the clothes in.

All wrapped up in a plastic bag, I then throw the plastic bag into house number 19, USJ 11/xD.

Satisfied with myself, I reaffirmed the address on my phone and my eyeballs almost popped out when I saw that it was actually 19, USJ 11/xB. B!!!

I stared forlornly at the plastic bag sitting in the garden of the wrong house and thought about foregoing that bag of clothes forever and returning RM58 to the poor K.

I then knocked on number 17 and a girl comes out. She looks like she’s about 16 or 17. I explain my situation to her and ask her if it’s okay for me to come in and borrow a broom and a chair to try to pick up the bag from her neighbour’s garden. She kindly let me in and when I placed the chair to the side of her wall, to my horror, the bag was beyond reachable. I contemplated putting one chair on this side of the wall, and trying to put another chair on the other side of the wall. The plan was to climb over. And perhaps fall and crack my skull.

I put the chair over to the other side of the wall… and because it was on the grass the chair hit the floor and then fell to its side. FML FML! I was freaking out by then. LOL.

So I told the girl that I would explain the situation to the girl who ordered the dress and could she please please get a hold of the bag for me the moment her neighbors got back. She cheerily said okay and promised me that she would do just that.

I then drive over to USJ 11/xB house no.19. There’s a nice big functioning door bell, with people in the house some more. I was about to vomit blood already. And my feet were getting fried under the afternoon sun.

I explained my situation to another young girl in the house who happens to be the cousin of K and to please remind K to collect the bag of clothes from house number 17 on USJ 11/xD. She said okay, totally understanding the whole story.

I then got into my car and quickly emailed K to tell her the story.

She was so sweet!!! After hearing my super FML story, she even said it made her day. So nice of her right?

But she had her own FML story too, though it had a happy ending:

“zomg you know what happened? I went to house no 17 xD, and the girl told me she forgot to take the parcel from house 19 3D. Then I ketuk ketuk the house gate and the houseowner came out, she said she came back home late and she didnt see any parcel. Then she said she will ask her niece when she comes back whether there was a parcel when the niece got back from work in the evening (the niece was out)

Then i gave her my hp num and drove back home. Just when I parked my car in my house porch the lady called me to say her nephew saw a plastic bag and a stool in the garden when he got home from work, he thought ppl anyhow throw rubbish in the garden and he THREW THE PLASTIC BAG AWAY. Into the huge bin at the end of the lorong summore, not the normal garbage can in each house.. So I started my car and drove back again, then had to go find for the bag in the huge rubbish bin! FML Betul. Thank goodness it was just on top! I brought scissors in the car, so i saw one nicely tied bag on top of a pile of rubbish and i just cut the top open and took the clothes out without touching the plastic bag. The bag is still there, the clothes are with me (yay!)

I shall forever remember this night as the night of my rubbish bin malfunction :D”

I really don’t know what to do with myself already..

A Day Around Queenstown

After almost 10 hours of driving along the scenic road, we finally reached Queenstown! Due to my frog-under-coconutness, I didn’t bother to ask or google about New Zealand before heading there hence I thought that this Queenstown is some quaint place that I must SO brag about when I get back. Well, turns out the entire world knows about Queenstown. -_-

We arrived in the adventure capital when all was dark and we didn’t even know that right in front of the bach that we were staying at was the magnificent Lake Wakatipu. The whole of Queenstown is situated around this beautiful lake!


The impending mess of two families.


One brother with a blocked nose.


There was a fireplace! But due to everyone’s inexperience with lighting a fire/Uncle Dan’s claims that the logs were wet, we didn’t use it. Nifty thing though.


Artistic Adrienne and her Wacom tablet.. I should have taken some photos of her drawings. She gets her inspiration from Sonic the Hedgehog and imho, she draws better cartoons than the cartoon itself!


Another thing that is awesome about this bach (a holiday home rented out to tourists but owned by someone else who lives far away) is that it has an extremely well equipped kitchen! A huge fridge, spices in a spice rack, a dishwasher, two ovens, a microwave, utensils, plates, mugs, kettle…you name it!


There’s a double story room at the back of the bach with a tiny attached kitchen too! It has a fridge AND a microwave! Ahhh!! This place is even more equipped than my own house.


The bach has three rooms. Popo, Mervyn and myself took the biggest one. Adrienne was supposed to join us but she preferred to be with her parents.


Mervyn’s corner in that humongous room.


The Tung family’s bedroom.


A view of the upstairs’ rooms.


The upstairs toilet.


The staircase. Sorry lah must showcase the whole house. Hopefully you’ll be enticed to rent it! 😀 Very cheap only! NZ1000 for four nights! Divide that by eight people! Actually there’s no limit to how many you can cramp into that bach.


Mervyn in the morning.


The staircase in the morning. I know it’s super mo liu but I think the place looks different in the day hence the photos. Shut up and keep scrolling.


The Jolene’s touch. Not unlike Midas’ touch.


The view from Mervyn’s window. Too awesome right?!


My brother is clearly not a morning person.


The fully functioning kitchen in the morning.


Adrienne brought her Wii along to entertain all of us. Actually most of the time she’ll be engrossed with her Sonic The Hedgehog game.. after we make her feel guilty about ignoring us, she’ll let us play some Wii sports on it and make ugly avatars for us. Complete with moles and all!


The family that owns this bach has their shelves stocked full with books, magazines and boardgames. There’s even a telescope at the back! The cupboards in my room even had prams and toys for babies!


I realized I didn’t get a night shot of mum and dad’s loft. From the ground floor, you go up a level and it’s the bathroom with some landing space where they put their suitcases.


Aforementioned staircase.


After the first level, a narrow staircase leads you to the bedroom proper. Tiny little thing but someone’s gotta give. Thanks mum and dad for taking the room with the highest possibility of being scary!


The view from mum and dad’s bed.


The bach even comes equipped with a balcony but it was too cold out to be doing any barbecuing.


When we woke up it was still very cloudy but after awhile, the clouds parted and we were treated to a sneak peak of the amazing view! The mountains that you see in the picture are called The Remarkables, one of the three ski resorts in Queenstown. More Lord of The Rings footage was shot there!


A shot of our bach as dad and Uncle Dan were backing out from the drive way.


The troop all bundled up as we explored Queenstown.


Baren tree again!


Don’t know what Adrienne was doing.


One of the window displays! I bought one of those puffy little sheep!


In the center of Queenstown are all their shops – restaurants, souvenir shops, ski rentals, boutiques, bookshops etc.


Adrienne makes herself comfortable.


Mervyn cannot resist cute things. <3


Neither could we. This was when I discovered that Adrienne loves soft toys! I thought her only interests were video games and drawing cartoons!


The two sheeps my grandma bought for her.


Pfft, no money, so ugly.


Cute little building near the jetty.


Popo, mum and Aunty Jenny chilling out while the rest of us soaked in the sights with our cameras.


Bobbing boats.


Plenty of ducks were just floating about, oblivious to the world, fighting for food with the fishes.


More of Queenstown!


That’s how it is in New Zealand. Clear water all the way!


A duck and a drake talking it out.


Ugly duckling spotted!


All around us were people indulging in adventurous sports – here’s one! Some guy parasailing!


Up he goes..


So peaceful!


Mervyn and Dad are both extremely awesome photographers and I am not being biased just because we are family.

Here’s a link to Mervyn’s flickr and here’s a link to Dad’s Picasa.

Mervyn is more about concept, where else dad loves to capture ‘the moment’ and enjoys HDR-ing his pics.


Like a Nikon ad. 😀


At least he is willing to pose for me.


Naughty Adrienne knows about WTF but does not want to say it out. Even after much encouragement. Heh.


Gorgeous colours on this fluffy little guy here!


This duck came up for a walk.


No photos please!


Looks like the duck and the drake from the earlier photo are done with their talk.


A shock of blue feather peeks out from within one of the ducks.


What else to say but thanks dad for the tele lens! <3


Aunty Jenny says hi!


Mum loves soft toys!


Queenstown looks pretty cramped but in a nice quaint way.


We had Japanese for lunch! The price was okay, comparable to home.


Mum and her udon.


I thought the Japanese restaurant was quite witty with this signage but turns out it’s a government’s effort and it is pretty much at every other restaurant.


Naughty souvenirs! I bought Chee Kiang a boobie egg fryer thingie, so that he can serve the Boyz@AMK (his housemates) boobies for breakfirst!


Edgy signboard.


LOVE IT!


Just for you to cop a feel of the small town.


A belgian chocolate store but I was coughing so mum did not allow me to eat any. I have a feeling even if I was well, she would not get me any either way.


The hot chocolate there is delicious! There were many kinds of hot chocolate flavours!


Can’t get enough of the ducks!


And the yellowed willow!


Some boat putters by.


Another one of the times when dad would yell, “PULL OVER!” and we would get out of the cars in the freezing cold, braving the winds to try our best to capture the beauty of the South Island.


Slippery path!


The budding photog!


Taking photos of each other!


Terpaksa layan myself.


The nearby hills!


See what we found!


Quite freaky.


For further freakiness!


Ugh!


More self layan!


I think this was with dad’s G11. The settings on my camera for the last few photos were kinda off. 🙁


Tender moment with Adrienne.


Flat looking rocks!


Throwing stones in vain.


Blur but I love the moment!


Family photo without popo who didn’t want to come out into the cold.


Mum and her ever ready poses.


Dad’s like a christmas tree, only better!


Furry glove makes an appearance again! Sorry!


Must be some NZ trend to deface their cars artistically.


Very meaningful.


-_-


Heading back to our bach. So potong right, no adventure in the adventure capital of New Zealand! Just photos! 😀


Mum, waiting for someone to open the door for her. Also to show you the doorway of the bach!

And that’s all for Day 2! 🙂 On Day 3 we went to Milford Sound. More pics in the next couple of days!

Road Trip To Queenstown, New Zealand

Back in August, the entire Lai household made a trip to Christchurch to visit my dad’s old colleague’s family.


It was sunrise when we were approaching New Zealand. I gave my mum my digital camera and she took this picture. SO PROUD OF HER!


Mervyn and a kiwi.


The kiwis in NZ are so much sweeter than the ones back home! However, when I got back to Malaysia, kiwis were being promoted left and right for their Vitamin C benefits. Don’t know why.


Dad and mum devouring more kiwis.


Meet Auntie Jenny and Uncle Daniel! They were such fantastic hosts during our one week stay in NZ!


Auntie Jenny provided us with fluffy bedroom slippers to curb the cold NZ floor. I was really glad that I was there during winter!!


Almost all the windows looked like this!


Enjoying the cold weather in their garden.


Somehow dad looks kinda short here.


Not quite frost but the water droplets just look extra white. Wonder why!


My room! Loved the sheets, loved the frosty window.. ahh!


Ugh.. ignore my stupid watermark. This is OkieDokie who made me a flower balloon!


The inside of a NZ mall!


Aforementioned flower and brother.


It’s always interesting to visit a foreign grocery store. there are so many things that are different from what we have back home!


Mum showing off her skills.


And..uh, dad too.


Meet Adrienne! Uncle Dan and Auntie Jenny’s daughter! Her artwork is superb for an 11 year old. I’m trying to get her interested in make-up and pink stuff and she throws it all back at me. Sigh. 🙂 One day, one day.


Have you tried wholemeal pasta before? Tastes damn nice!


The very next day, we embarked on a 7-8 hour drive to Queenstown, which is hailed as the Adventure Capital of The World!


Some random cemetery.


Photographing my brother in his element.


Love this picture of Adrienne! She’s a very good kid model. All the innocence and happiness so evident!


Beautiful bare branches in the winter time.


I think this was when we were in Darfield..which is where the epicentre of the earthquake was. We missed the earthquake by two weeks, thank goodness!!


A sneak peak into the multitude of snow capped mountains that we would be seeing along our journey. We were giggly with excitement when we saw the first snow capped mountain, the spectacular sight doesn’t get old!


A sheep taking a dump.


A judgmental sheep stares at the sheep who just shat.


Gorgeous picture of Uncle Dan and Adrienne.


Father and daughter moment. <3


Some lambs.


From time to time we would just stop the car at the side of the road and go trigger happy. That’s pretty much how our 8 hours drive became a 10 hours drive.


Horsesss! With fuzzy fur too!


And a patch of hair!


I think I have more photos of Mervyn’s almost butt crack than his face itself.


I like dried grass..so you’ll have to sit through the next few photos patiently.


Mmmm.


Attempt at being artsy fartsy.. lovely rusty barbed wire, eh?


Love the way the dew gorgeously hangs from the grass looking like tiny flowers.


Adrienne was hooked onto photography as well. This little girl has awesome stop motion animation skills!


Dad scolded me after this photo was taken saying that I could easily become some NZ roadkill.


Teaching Adrienne the many ways one can enjoy herself in front of a camera.


Acorns!!


Dad would pull over whenever we came across a breath taking view. And there were many!


Mum and Mervyn.


Myself and mum!


Mervyn braves the cold to get his one million dollar shot.


Obligatory touristy picture.


I still could not get enough of the snow capped mountains.


As with the bare trees.


One thing I loved about our road trip to Queenstown were the small towns that we stopped over! We even stopped at Twizel for dinner on the way back! Twizel is where some of the Lord of the Rings footage was shot at!


Small town knick knacks.


More small town knick knacks.


And all the small towns had proper cafes.


I didn’t realize that there was actually frost on the road until I edited the picture!


Hello!


Majestic hills/mountains that could even block out sunlight!


The tumbling hills.


It was a long journey but we were so entertained by the scenery that it wasn’t boring at all.


Land of the long white cloud!


That’s dad – every 20 minutes of driving.


Some farmers’ homes.


Another stop over!


Beware of horses and horsemen.


So dry and gorgeous!


We made sure to stop over at Lake Tekapo. On a still day, you could get a mirror image of the snow capped mountains on the lake!


Camera shy seagull.


Dad and I being fascinated over this puddle of water.


Reciprocal shot.


One more of the tiny puddle before moving on.


One thing great about New Zealand is that the beautiful sights are so peaceful – no tourists to photobomb your pictures.


And the star of your own photo is yourself! I am referring to my super packed Shanghai trip, which will probably be posted up in my next life. I will put it up, I will I will I will.


Adrienne runs down to join me by the lake.


I couldn’t decide which photo to put!!


And a zoomed out one. LOL.


This is Lake Tekapo, a glacier lake.


Touristy photo!


Adrienne is so brave.


Adrienne unintentionally photobombs dad’s solo photo.


Dragging Mervyn into the shot.


See how clear the water is!


Little photographer.


Mervyn and his reflection.


Mervyn the mountaineer.


The adults weren’t too adventurous and decided to stay away from the rocks.


Popo shies away from the public.


Where else Mum totally revels in it.


Just finding some excuse to pose with my fluffy purple gloves! <3


Aunty Jenny, a chunk of leftover snow from the cold weekend and a super colorful truck at the back!


I got Aunty Jenny to kick the snow for me!


Emo seagull.


Dad catches his prey.


A lone and faraway church.


Mervyn farting?


Managed to convince Mervyn to snap this photo of me. Takes some effort to talk him into carrying my camera. He has a lot of requirements – he needs to get all his artistic shots first before he can layan me, if I am wearing my bling bling glasses, he won’t photograph me out of disgust. 😐


Nice photo of Mervyn!


Dad’s suffering face as we bypassed beautiful sceneries but could not stop as Uncle Dan was going full speed ahead with no intentions of slowing down for another stop over.


Mervyn in the wilderness.


Uncle Dan and Aunty Jenny stopped over to get our dinner for the night! FRESH SALMON!!!


A salmon’s worst nightmare.


The water was kinda murky, quite unlike the glacier water that we have been seeing all along the way.


With popo, who is not a salmon fan.


It was about NZ15.00 for a kg of salmon! Still pretty much a steal as compared to the exorbitant amounts we fork out for our pathetic sashimi slices.


Peaceful surroundings for the salmon to breed.


Ohm.


This Adrienne is like an energizer bunny.


See what I mean?


Something to remember our memorable Salmon Farm trip with.


Bye Bye Salmon Farm!

Since there’s a crazy amount of photos from my NZ trip, as you have probably guessed, I am going to split up my posts. So till the next one!