Monday, December 28, 2009

Holidays, Holidays!

Back at work again today, but I don't feel like working at all. When I arrived, everything was so QUIET! Most people are already clearing their annual leave. The place is just pretty empty, and I don't have much to do. Actually, I think I don't have anything to do at all. In fact, I'm blogging from office right now XD

What can I say? The holiday mood has REALLY sunk in and taken root. I took a 5 day weekend last week, only working Monday and Tuesday, and that was for Christmas. I will doing the same this week, for New Year's! =)

This year as usual, I will get my ass down to KL from 30th Dec to 3rd Jan 2010. Yes, when I come back to Penang, I will most probably be missing my ass, coz I will be partying it off XD

Oh, and I just got a new haircut and even dyed it! Well, it was actually for my KL trip too. New year, new hair ^^

I can't wait for go visit and see KL again. I can't wait to have an effing good time with my friends again. I can't wait to go club with my shirt off and party my brains out. CAN'T WAIT!~

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lady GaGa on MTV VMA 2009

The much talked about MTV VMA 2009 live performance by Lady GaGa.

I know it's a bit late, but she's still bloody (no pun intended) awesome in it!

Gosh *loves GaGa* XD

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Celebrated Christmas eve at Gurney Plaza again this year. Simple dinner with friends at Svenson's (forgot to take pics -_-") and later, adjourned to Dome to join the masses for Xmas eve concert and countdown. It was crowded and hot as hell.

Beautiful Xmas tree right at the entrance of Gurney Plaza =)

Santa forgot my prezzies, even though I've been such an angel this year T.T

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I'm feeling a little 'dry' lately, if you know what I mean. Ever since YZ, I haven't been going out with anyone. I've become more of a hermit. Yes, I do Facebook VERY actively and maintain a couple of profiles in some PLU websites, but I haven't met anyone new. Nor is there anyone who've piqued my interest. Sometimes, all this dating stuff can feel tiring. Ceh, feels like I'm getting old...T.T

I haven't been clubbing for almost 3 months, save going to a bistro last nite. My regular friends have kinda gone AWOL, haven't seem 'em for about 2 months, hence my hermit mode commenced. Been going out once in a while for movie or dinner with some other friends, but that's just about it. Ish...I need more action.

I find it rather frustrating how some people hook up so easily. They find someone with a snap of a finger, go dating and end up together 0.0

Whereas, I find that I'm fighting a losing battle sometimes =). If I go down, I'm going down hard...I mean going down fighting XD

What do they have that I don't? Oklah, granted they are better-looking or cuter or more handsome...I'd better stop here before self-esteem takes a dive =P. Anyhow, probably most people go find them anyways. They can just sit there and look good, and guys flock towards them, ain't that the truth? =)

So, what do regular people do to get action, or a lover? We chat and make online profiles hoping someone might take a fancy. Sounds familiar? Although, I kinda have the hunky-ness factor going on for me (or so people say), I don't really catch attention.

What to do? *go check Facebook*

PS: Wanna meet up? I'll let you feel my biceps XD

Friday, December 18, 2009

Right Place At The Right Time

It's Friday, TGIF! Some pics to brighten up your day, title says it all =)

Something you almost never see...cats enjoying a bath XD

Don't you wish you can fit as many balls in your mouth? (Not ME!)

So flexible that it's freaky. But, imagine how many dates I would get if I were that flexible =P

Baby sandwich anyone? But seriously, that baby is either gonna grow up claustrophobic or traumatised by fat people and/or body odor!

Subway saint =)

Get your paws off my human, bitch!

This guy is REALLY trying to save his apartment.

Now that's organized, same air time.

Seriously, what's he trying to prove? Shitting won't smell bad if your poop falls far away from you?

LOL, you call that hard? =P

Oh, the irony. this for real?

A sense of pride if you succeeded the challenge, and get your nuts bitten off if you fail.

LOL, poor granny. Got scared riding a sledge and got her funny expression posted on the internet XD

Landing won't be pleasant...

Girl: "Save me!".
Cat: "KNNCCB, save me first!"

This is epic, nice shot!

Looks like someone's either trying to be funny or get fired =P

Manufacturer must be handled mostly by men.

I'll take the hubby, TYVM! =P

Someone didn't know his own strength, or just trying to get her shirt off.

This is just...ROFL! I don't know which is funnier, the guy licking the armpit or the other guy's face XD

And my favorite of all...


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ouch, My Back!

Yesterday afternoon, I injured my back again. This time, it's my lower back. It was the first time at that region and it definitely felt the worst so far. It was upsetting coz I very RARELY get injured. I was just doing my usual deadlifts and going into the 3rd set. I added another 5lbs and got into my 4th or 5th rep when suddenly, I felt a sudden strong pull from my lower back. Alarmed, I dropped the barbell and almost immediately the pain hit me. It wasn't a sharp pain, but rather a pulling, stiff pain.

It was stiff and painful enough that sitting, standing or any movement at all made me cringe in pain. Immediately, I packed my stuff and left the gym cursing. I REALLY hate getting sick or injured, and was dead worried how long it would take to recover. After much struggling, I managed to get into the car, drive home, pull myself out of the car, took a quick shower and went to see a doctor immediately. He gave me 3 days worth of painkillers and muscle relaxants, as well as an MC for today. I contemplated getting a massage and was thinking of asking for a good masseuse from Shawn, who had suffered a similar case before.

Luckily for me, a friend of mine, Justin said that he could help me out that evening. He used to work in a massage center and knew what he was doing. I know the real pain of such an injury would usually come with a vengeance the next day, so I immediately agreed. I'd hate to have this drag out for a week, so I was up for anything (credible of course) to help me recover ASAP. The massage session was kinda painful, but it was really worth it. I felt much needed relief as the pain subsided a little and my back felt less tense and tight.

I woke up this morning feeling better, although it's still a bit stiff. I guess I was lucky this time. It could have been worse, like a slipped disc, which would be friggin' excruciating. I really have Justin to thank, he really knew what he was doing.

To be honest, when I felt that injury, all I could think of was when I could start working out again. However, I won't be lifting until my back fully recovers. And when it's recovered, I'll be doing mostly upper body work and need to rehabilitate my back with light lower body work. I'll still be doing my cardio while gauging how my lower back feels. I hate to be idle. Didja think I was gonna quit and get scared? I'd rather face it head-on, and just be more careful in the future. Perhaps my form was a little incorrect during lifting, or I didn't concentrate at what I was doing, or I might've over-estimated my strength a little.

Bottom line is, I won't quit! I just need to be more careful.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Being 'Manja'

While we were dating, YZ complained that I was too 'manja' towards him. It wasn't anything new to me, coz I DO tend to do that to my BF or someone I really like. What was new to me was that he was complaining about it =P

None of my exes, or people I've dated had a problem with it. But, YZ felt that I wasn't treating him on the same level. That I wasn't treating him like an adult or matured person. I didn't really see it that way coz I felt that I was just being more affectionate and caring. In reality, I really appreciated his level of maturity. It was a real breath of fresh air for me. AND, we had already developed a more intimate/sexual relationship, hence all the 'manja'ness.

If you are my BF or even potential BF, I would let my affections pour out and begin to pamper you. I would be more attentive towards you. I would always observe you and learn as much as I can about the person that you are. And yes, I love to manja manja every now and then, coz I really can't help it =P

I guess all those things come naturally for me, or perhaps it's what I perceive I should do when I enter into an intimate relationship, and I think a lot of people do it too. However, I DID have to tone it down a little. It was giving YZ a hard time so I had to respect that.

What about you? Do you like to manja manja with your BF or GF? =P

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Miss You...

The year is coming to a close and I realize that I'm still all alone. The days have gone by so fast, but I still remember what we had. It was brief but it was good. I remembered the sweet things you did for me. I remember the moments when we were together.

At the end of last year, you came into my life when I was feeling the loneliest. I jumped into it without much thought when I saw the look on your face, as we kissed under the moonlight on the beach, while you lay on my lap. You made me feel wanted again. You made me feel that I was worth it. I miss the cute and adorable things you'd do. I miss the sounds you made as I tickled you when you pretended not to let me kiss you. I miss the times when you called me 'lo gong'. It was so cute when you begged me to get off you coz I was heavy and you couldn't breathe. I miss just cuddling you when we had a chance to be together. I miss pampering you, making sure you're alright and had what you needed so that you'd be happy. But then 3 months on, it just ended as abruptly as it began. I'm sorry I had to break-up with you. I didn't see a reason how we could go on when you behaved that way. Although it didn't end well, I still kept the memories. Good ones are almost impossible to erase.

Then a couple of months ago, you came along. I honestly didn't know that anything would even happen when I pushed the 'Add as Friend' button on Facebook. The open flirting that ensued in Facebook really surprised me, but it felt good. When I met you I didn't expect much, coz I didn't know you at all. Our first date was really sweet. I remember it to this day. I find it rather endearing how 'aggressive' you were. I was surprised at how matured someone your age was, at least more than those your age that I've met. I miss it when we held hands in public. I miss how you'd sneak every opportunity to lean on me when we went on the escalators. I miss how you held my pinky finger when I had one hand on the gear as I drove. I miss how well you knew how to cuddle when we slept. I miss feeling your warmth beside me. I miss the way you wouldn't let me kiss your 'sensitive' places, afraid of making too much noise. I still think it's adorable. I also miss the adorable way that you walk, as you come down those steps to meet me when I came to fetch you. What I miss the most is going to the movies with you. Holding hands and cuddling so close, we might as well have bought the couple's seat. It was a pity you made the decision you did, because I really thought we could make something of it. I just want you to know that it was a great month for me. Sometimes I thought of being more aggressive, but I get the feeling that would just drive you away. Nevertheless, out of all those whom I've been with (not a lot), you were the one who treated me the nicest and cared for me the most. I just thought you needed to know that. To this day, I still miss you a lot.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Lady GaGa On Ellen

Lady GaGa's interview on the Ellen Degeneres show during Thanksgiving.

Bad Romance live! XD

Her new song Speechless.

She's so quirky, down-to-earth, funny and incredibly talented. Love her to bits XD

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm Feelin' It!

Christmas and New Year's is just weeks away and I'm definitely feelin' it! The Christmas carols playing everywhere. More Christmas food and desserts popping up on Youtube. Christmas-themed movies and TV series are out. Christmas trees, decorations and merchandise being sold here and there. It just gets you in the mood, ya know?

Anyhow, my family doesn't really celebrate Christmas lavishly. We don't have, or more accurately, we've never had a Christmas tree nor do we exchange gifts. Truthfully, we've never really observed the same traditional practices as our Western counterparts, except for the commercial side on Christmas. Putting aside the fact that mum and dad have been estranged for more than 10 years, we didn't really see the necessity to spend lavishly on decor or gifts, but would just rather spend time over good food. But one thing we still do (except for dad since he's Buddhist now), is sing along with Christmas carols! To me, Christmas carols are just instantly heart-warming and triggers a sudden sense of joy, mostly reminiscent of my childhood =)

Not THIS Christmas carol, but I love Jeff Dunham. Hilarious! XD

Usually on Christmas eve, I'd go out to celebrate with my friends. We'd hang out somewhere in town, usually around Gurney or upper Penang road and observe the masses, as people from all ages celebrate the countdown to Christmas. Some would get dressed up in Christmas hats or attire, and you might see some Santarinas around. It would be bloody crowded and things would get messy, especially when the youth get their hands on those pesky spray-on foam that come in cans. We'd usually take cover somewhere, probably in a restaurant when it gets closer to midnite to avoid being showered by foam and then, have graffiti sticking on to you. As soon as it hits Christmas, foam and graffiti hit the air and rain down everywhere. Everyone screams in unison and just goes besserk! It's really fun to watch (from a SAFE distance) and be apart of.

Then a week later, it repeats on New Year's eve celebrations, minus the Christmasy stuff! XD

On Christmas mornings, I'd go to church for Christmas mass with mum and sis, where there would be a rather corny but nevertheless, adorable show about the birth of Christ orchestrated by the Salvation Army's Children's Home's children. It would happen every year without fail, and it's sort of a tradition for my church. After that, we'd usually adjourn for Christmas lunch, usually somewhere rather fancy, and that's about it. Let's face it, Christmas in Malaysia is just like any other day. You don't exactly feel the vibe of festivities, as opposed to the other major holidays like Chinese New Year or Hari Raya. We are greatly toned down as compared to our Western counterparts.

As this year is coming to a close and the new year looms, it sometimes makes me feel kinda nostalgic and reflect on what I've or accomplished this year. Sadly, it wasn't much. A lot of tough times financially and I spent a lot of time battling my own inner demons. I guess I got too caught up in everything to notice the year slipping by so quickly and didn't manage to fully accomplish what I needed to do. I'm NOT gonna say a procrastinating thing like "there's always next year" nor point any fingers. My life is my own responsibility, and if I didn't deliver, I need to buck up. I'm just gonna get my focus back into gear and do what I set out to do. I aim to make my life better, not worse.

Also, I'm a bit torn on where to celebrate New Year's eve this year. Should I just stay in Penang or go party my brains out in KL? XD

Thursday, November 26, 2009

This Is Why You're Fat

Got these from

The Steakinator
2 8oz Prime Angus steaks with braised short rib, cheddar cheese, bacon and a fried egg on a toasted cheese and garlic sourdough bun.

The Meat-Up
Ground Beef, topped with 2 pepperoni logs, stuffed with Cheez Whiz, topped with a layer of bacon, topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese slices, topped with more bacon, topped with meatballs and served with brown gravy.

Deep Fried Chocolate Cake
Battered and deep fried slices of chocolate cake served with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.

Powdered Pancake Donut Surprise
Inspired by the favorite desert of the character, Cartman, on “South Park,” 9 12” pancakes with 2 sticks of butter, 1 cup of chocolate syrup and 1 cup of maple syrup between each layer, all topped with powdered donuts and powdered sugar.

A trifle dessert whose layers from top to bottom include: sugar crystals, cotton candy, Butterfinger pieces, melted Caramels, Twinkies, peanut butter mousse, Rice Krispy treats, chocolate syrup, melted candy bar, peppermint cookies, Girl Scout Thin Mints, white chocolate pudding, Crème Horns, melted butterscotch and Brownies.

El Niño
Ground beef, sauteed onions, sour cream, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese wrapped in a large pepperoni pizza, totaling three pounds.

The Sex Panther
Breaded schnitzel, bacon, cheese, ham and steak in a hollowed out bun.

The Fat Bastard Burger
Burger with triple beef, triple bacon, triple cheese and caramelized onions.

Max Brenner’s Chocolate Pizza
Pizza topped with double melted chocolate chunks, melted marshmallows and candied hazelnut crunch bits.

The Big Fat Ugly
A sandwich filled with four cheeseburgers, a double cheesesteak, a chicken cheesesteak, gyro meat, grilled chicken, bacon, sausage, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, mac n’ cheese bites, fried mushrooms, jalapeño poppers, pizza bites, onion rings, hash browns, American cheese, mayo, and ketchup on two rolls.

Double Bypass Burger
A burger topped with five slices of bacon, four slices of cheese, two fried eggs, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion between two grilled cheese sandwiches.

Ultimate Biscuits
Three biscuits topped with ham, pork sausage, bacon, cheese, two over easy eggs, and gravy.

The 30,000 Calorie Sandwich
Sandwich filled with ground beef, bacon, corn dogs, ham, pastrami, roast beef, bratwurst, braunschweiger and turkey, topped with fried mushrooms, onion rings, swiss/provolone/cheddar/feta/parmesan cheeses, lettuce and butter on a loaf white bread.

And these are just a fraction of the pics, loads more at Seriously, why would people even come up with these stuff? Everything is mostly heavily deep-fried, loaded with appalling amounts of processed carbs, sugar, fat and sodium. Not to mention the portion sizes are ludicrously huge. Caloric content would be through the roof and each would probably contain enough calories to kill a baby elephant. And most of them don't even look edible to me. In fact, most, if not all of them look REALLY disgusting. Looking these absurd 'franken foods', I can't help but think that they are inspired by mindless, irresponsible gluttony.

No wonder the world is eating itself to death...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Yes, Chikus is the term my good friends used to describe the type of guys I 'supposedly' like or am drawn to, which is the CYTs (Cute Young Things). I don't necessary wanna adhere to that coz I wanna keep my options open mah. Let's see from the trend this year... first started with Bobo (19) late last year, then there was L (21), Terry (21), ES (20) and YZ (20). Oh shit, it COULD a bit true. But, if life hands me those, then I gotta try to accept right? =P

In my defense, my 1st ex was 3 years older than me, k? And now that I'm 29 d, it's harder to find guys older than me, k? So must find younger than me lo. I've been hoping to find someone around my age, but life wants me to have the CYTs, not my fault mah =P

Sooo, if you hear me dating someone below 23 25, don't judge me XD

Sooo, I shall further indulge search. I might start playing the field a bit, feeling a tad lonely nowadays. Maybe coz end of the year approaching? Or my T hormones are acting up again?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Tired, Tired

Ugh, I need a life. Lately I feel as if I'm so lazy to do anything sometimes, even go out. I've been analyzing what's been going on and it's my erratic late nights that are really screwing me up. I've been so tired sometimes, that even the thought of doing something feels tiring. My colleague have commented that my eye bags are getting darker and bigger. Zits are multiplying again. I feel de-motivated and emo more often.

First of all, I seriously need to spend time some time OFF my PC. I wasn't this obsessed since I started WOW'ing. The gamer in me is kinda messing up my life. Gotta get more shut eye coz lack of sleep is messing up everything, from my thoughts to my emotions and my life. I'm spending less time doing things I oughta do and more time gluing my eyes to the screen killing monsters, people and completing quests. Gotta remind myself there's a life out there too, and the brain needs to shut down more often. I'll always have a love for gaming, reminds me of the good ol' days. Bad thing is, I go VERY overboard, putting everything aside to satisfy the gamer's lust. Like everything else I preach, I need to do it in moderation. More importantly, allow myself to rest more.

Secondly, I'm working out a little too hard lately. My body feels like breaking down sometimes. Instead of feeling better, I feel like crap sometimes, which is bad coz it might be indicative of onset over-training, however mild it might be. Need to rest more and de-load on my weight-training. Striving to make better progress is one thing, but breaking down your body too often while it can't recover won't get me nowhere neither. I need to remind myself that more is NOT always better and start listening to my body more often. I used to be alright, but I think I've crossed the fine line between dedicated and obsession, which is unhealthy. I need to remind myself that too much can cause me to move 2 step backwards, instead of 1 step forward.

This is all really self-inflicted stress, as if what I get from work and daily life isn't enough already. I'm getting really fed-up and frustrated of being perpetually tired, from lack of sleep and added stress from working out too much, which are both physically and psychologically unhealthy for someone as young as I am. Sleeping late has always been a weakness of mine. I've always adored the night and not a morning person, but that has to change. I need to go on a 'wake' diet and tone down my workouts. Hopefully I'll be able to bounce back in a week or 2...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where Are You?

Where are you? Why haven't you come? Why haven't you appeared at my doorsteps? What's taking you so long? Did you have trouble finding me? I tried to look for you but in vain. They say that there is always someone for everyone. I'm beginning to think that they're liars.

I can't see you. I can't hear you, nor feel you. The road is dark, there is no light. It is cold and lonely. Sometimes it feels so bitter and empty. At times it feels so hard, so overwhelmingly tough. At times I feel like I'm adrift in the vast ocean, under the silhouette of the moonlight. Alone without a compass, without a breeze to carry me anywhere.

I need you. You have no idea how much I need you. Sometimes it feels like I can't carry on. Sometimes it feels like my heart is caving in. Sometimes it hurts so much. I yearn to feel your warmth against me. I yearn to listen to your beating heart. I yearn to feel the gentle caress of your breath. I yearn to hold you in my arms so tightly, at the risk of suffocating you.

Don't you see how much I need to love you? Can't you feel how much love I have to give? I don't wanna go on alone. Please come into my life. Everyone is telling me to wait. As patiently as I'm trying, at times I'm silently falling apart. Only hope is gluing me back together, to wake up one day and find you beside me. But that hope is starting to dwindle.

Everywhere I go, almost everyone I know, already has that special someone. When will it be our turn? Leave your footsteps in the sand, leave your lingering scent in the air, mark the trails of your life, to help me find you. When will our paths cross? When will our vines entwine? Will we ever find each other? Only time will tell, but here I am to announce. That I'm ready and waiting.

Where are you?

PS: Just feeling emo tonight...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Going GaGa Over Bad Romance

OMG, you have to check out Lady GaGa's MTV of her song Bad Romance!~

Seriously, this is one of her sickest MTVs ever! I love her so much. She's so different, isn't afraid to express herself in her work, fabulously and fashionably weird and she makes it WORK. Who handles her fantastically eccentric outfits? They are just so out of this world. And you gotta wonder what goes on in her head! I can't seem to shake this song outta my head. It's gonna be an awesome clubbing song too XD


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Being Too Hard On Myself?

I've been looking back on my life. I'm already 29, and what have I really accomplished? The truth is, sadly, not much. In fact, I haven't managed significantly improve the quality of my life to the level that I wanted. Ever since I moved next door with dad so that I can have my own room, I haven't been able to save. I've had more responsibilities like bills and insurance to pay for, on top my study loan, monthly allowance for my dad, repairs for my car and other unpredictable misfortunes that pop up. My job doesn't pay well for the experience that I have. I don't feel appreciated as an engineer and the pay doesn't justify the workload.

I haven't managed to save to buy a better car, own a better PC, buy better things for myself or finance my own place. Shit, I barely did any shopping this year, coz I was afraid of spending. You might say that I'm currently evaluating the quality of my life based on my financial means. I'm very dissatisfied, even borderline in despair that financially, I'm still not where I want to be, and I'm still struggling. At this point, I should already have the financial stability, not keep worrying about money. I really need a new job and a better life. And it's NOT just for me, it's for my mum and sis as well. I don't ever want mum to work so hard in her older years, which is rapidly approaching. I REALLY NEED that job in SG or AUS. However, most engineering jobs in AUS involve civil, mechanical, structural or electrical engineering that focus on construction, railways or even water facility managements. And those aren't my major or what I currently do at all. So, SG would be a better target at this point, since they have jobs more relevant to what I'm doing. I COULD consider an internal transfer to SG, on top of other companies I'm currently applying to in SG as well.

My love life is a bomb, and nothing to talk about right now. Still alone and single. Being single has it's perks, coz you have all the time in the world to do whatever you want. But ever since YZ, I feel even more lonely. I really do miss him, but it wasn't meant to be. Once again I'm in the market, but not sure if I'm still wanted T.T

I don't look better than before. In fact, lately I look worse since I haven't been getting enough sleep. Sometimes I'm just thinking too much that falling asleep is becoming difficult. I know I might be too hard on myself, but I abhor being stagnant and not moving forward. If I'm moving backwards, it frustrates me to no end.

I remember when I started my job as an engineer, being a professional and in charge of my own financial means. I was saving quite a lot too, especially in my first year in the job. I had also just returned to Penang permanently and being active as a PLU, making a lot of new friends and really socializing to make up for what I missed in my younger days. I really felt that I was making something of my life and going in the direction I wanted to be.

Now, I just feel like a failure. What have I accomplished so far? NOTHING! No savings, still looking like crap and no BF. What a way to end the year.

I'm not meant to be a still lake, but a river that keeps flowing forward, not backwards. Am I being too hard on myself?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Awesome Movies in Nov!

Lately, I'm either caught up in work or just plain tired or lazy to step foot out of the house. I haven't been clubbing for more than 2 months. I haven't met anyone new for quite some time. Only activity the past week was lunch with some friends and 2 movies, both of which are Thai.

Last Friday, a couple of friends and I watched the new Thai martial arts movie, starring Jija Yanin, whom you might remember from her as an autistic girl turned kick ass martial artist in Chocolate, which was pretty fucking awesome!

Her latest movie now is Raging Phoenix:

What's not enjoyable? The choreography was mind-blowing and there's plenty of action. However, the story was kinda corny with dungeons and rooms that were setup in a rather mystical or medieval sense, plus long bridges under the city traversing a seemingly bottomless pit (where a really good fight took place). Acting was just alright, although I felt there was a small bit of over-acting. Having said that, this movie would still kinda blow your socks away. Action was practically NON-STOP towards the 2nd half of the movie, where chair-gripping violence coupled amazing choreography was abundant. I only have 2 quibbles with the fights; some of the characters felt like they were indestructible and could take TOO MUCH violent pummeling than humanly possible before either collapsing or dying AND Jija seems a little too petite in size to be dealing enough damage to fall her opponents obviously much bigger and stronger than her physically.

Sunday was lunch at Sakae with Isaac and ES followed by a belated movie treat by ES for the both of us. Oh, we watched Phobia 2, which was quite scary.

Seriously, you shouldn't eat a full meal before watching a movie that makes your heart jump repeatedly. My lunch almost jumped out along with it. Having said that, it was a GOOD watch. It's just basically 5 scary story stories all rolled into a single movie. Good thing about that concept is that each story won't drag on for ages before it hits a climax. Plenty of good, creepy scares and some gore too. Although, the last one (which I think is the best) should be regarded more as mix of horror and humor, but focuses more on the latter. I should also mention that in each story, there IS a cute guy to focus. So cute I just wanna...ok, let's move on =P

Two more movies in my MUST WATCH list this month are Ninja Assassin and 2012.

Seriously, I've been craving for these two movies ever since I saw the trailers, like a dog anxiously waiting for its master to throw the damn ball! 2012 looks really promising and it's directed by the same director for Independence Day, which is one of my ALL TIME fave mass destruction movies XD

I can't wait for Ninja Assassin coz there's Rain (Bi) starring in it *screams like a schoolgirl* and the choreography in the movie should be awesome too. Check out Rain's practice and training!

Ah, Rain...sigh =P

Monday, November 2, 2009

Early Birthday Weekend

Last Friday, Isaac.R and JL came down from KL just to celebrate Isaac.Y's belated birthday and my early one. I thought it was really sweet of them and I really appreciated it. Thanks for coming guys! =)

Saturday started off by Isaac.R and I taking JL to several places he had never been to the first time he came to Penang last month. Isaac.R actually took JL to Kek Lok Si in the morning, but I met up with them at Tesco at noon and together we proceeded to the Snake Temple at Bayan Lepas.

Isaac.R pointed out that the guy in grey walking beside him was kinda cute. He's Malay but looked kinda mixed and yeah, he's cute =X

Oh my, there he is again. 'Accidentally' took another photo of him, but he's quite cute leh. Should've taken a close-up one =P

Once inside, JL was kinda squeamish about the snakes and wouldn't try to touch 'em, which was kinda funny since he was the one who suggested to visit that place.

After that, we proceeded to a beach called Sungai Batu (I think) that is ONLY accessible through some remote kampung area with REALLY narrow and bumpy roads. It was so bumpy, luckily none of us ate yet. If not, we'd be redecorating the inside of his car, if you know what I mean. If someone in the car was pregnant,
heshe would've had a pre-mature delivery, or terus 'gugur' leh. And we got slightly lost along the way (it's not like that kampung place had signs). Eventually, we found the place, which turned out quite nice.

Wonder what caught their attention...?

Isaac.R and JL (standing)

JL and I =)

After that, we proceeded for a looo00oo000ooo000oong ride to Balik Pulau. Kinda reminded me why I never go to Balik Pulau. Plenty of narrow, winding roads along the long journey. On top of that, the car was almost empty on fuel the whole way, adding to the suspense lah. So, JL got bored, took my camera and started taking random pics and camwhoring.

Isn't JL cute? =P

Why to Balik Pulau? For the laksa of course (durian season is over, cannot get good ones d T.T)! Why else would someone travel miles and miles if it were not for makan, especially Penang makan? =P

Asam laksa...JL and Isaac.R had this.

Laksa Siam or Lemak. I was the only one having it but after they both tasted, they ordered it also. It was quite good XD

You can only get this in Balik Pulau now I think. They don't sell this anywhere else on the island. If got, please lemme know k?

After that, we headed back to Tesco coz we needed to do some additional shopping for the BBQ that night. Fast forward, the BBQ on Saturday was just a medium one with less than 15 people. Nevertheless, it was good times with good friends =)

These were taken quite early when not many people had arrived yet and it had just started. Too busy eating and talking to snap the rest later =P

Oh, and remember I said that Brendan was baking me a cake? It's a marble cheesecake with luscious dark chocolate coating and thinly sliced kiwi fruit. It was absolutely DELISH!

Introducing Brendan, my fave foodie and baker XD

ACTUALLY, we had 2 cakes that night and the cake above was the second one. The first was a creamy crepe cake that Isaac.Y had ordered and it was really good too. We demolished it before I remembered to snap a pic =P


I got a lucky cat, an aromatherapy set for my room, a MP3 wireless FM modulator for my car (how practical), a cute angel pair and A FRIGGIN' ELECTRIC OVEN (which also came with a Winnie the Pooh envelope and card that you see on top XD). Apparently, someone IS listening to me when I yap about not having an oven and wanting to learn how to bake XD

So, my friends pooled some cash and got it for me. I think it's really sweet. Good lord, I was so excited, I think...I THINK I jumped up and down like a kid *embarrassed* OK, MOVE ON!

Ah...lastly, Isaac.R got me this locket which means prosperity while we were at Balik Pulau from this uncle, who is apparently a living heritage and has made a living his entire life out of carving and molding silverware and accessories.

Guys, thanks SO MUCH for everything. Thanks for spending the time, making the effort and the meaningful gifts. Love y'all loads ^^