2010年12月30日星期四

My Year 2010

I didn't travel as much as year 2009 in year 2010. But still, I think I had a good year :)

The last two days of year 2010, let me recall what I did over the entire year.
  1. Spent my 2010 new year countdown in Taipei with my family & some of my extended family (3 cousins & my Er Yi). We had lots of fun and laughter, one of my best new year countdown ever.
  2. Went to Cameron Highlands with Yee Hau :)
  3. Started a daily photo blog from April till July, until I found myself lost of inspiration. But it's really interesting, because I found myself appreciate my daily life even more than ever.
  4. Took part in Singapore Blog Award 2010, and unexpectedly got myself into top 3 (based on votes). I didn't win the award, but it was really a great experience that I never regretted for what I did.
  5. Got my first very "mempersiasuikan" video interview for Singapore Blog Award 2010!
  6. Watched Yo-Yo Ma & Silk Road Ensemble live! Got myself teary, the heart melted when the feelings from the pieces filled the room.
  7. Got myself new idol after Silk Road Ensemble concert, Wu Tong. His incredible voice gave me goosebumps!
  8. Watch "The Love Violin Concerto" by Tan Dun premier, but what a shame, it wasn't conducted by Tan Dun himself.
  9. Went to SiChuan snow mountain in September and teared when I stood under the snow mountain.
  10. Realized I need Yee Hau in my life, because he's my "regulator". The two weeks without him, I had a very chaotic life.
  11. Went to a coffee tasting class in Starbucks, had 3 cups of coffee in 2 hours and love it!
  12. Went to wine tasting class, had 6 glasses red, white and champagne in 2 hours!
  13. Made very important decision of my lifetime, and ever since then, I decided to be more spontaneous when I still have the chance.
  14. Had a couple of small and warm parties in our messy little flat, love it, and want to have more.
  15. Had a couple of glasses of red wine, stayed up whole night to chit chat, and decided to continue the crazy night with a morning jog! At the very same evening, went to Wala Wala for a drink again... A record!
  16. Woke up at 10.10am, on my birthday 101010. (not planned)
  17. Got an iPhone (my first canggih phone) as birthday gift from Yee Hau :)
  18. Learned how to brew fresh coffee because I got a coffee maker set as birthday gift from Da Jie :)
  19. One year anniversary for my braces.
  20. Ran my Standard Chartered half marathon, not the timing that I wanted, but it's better than my first half marathon and I didn't get knee ache this time. Good enough.
  21. For the first time in my life, I got shooed out from airport because of "pest control". Spent two hours sitting on my luggage trolley outside the airport, using free airport Wifi to chat with Yee Hau on iPhone. And that, made my iPhone the best birthday gift ever!
  22. Went to Shanghai to spend my Christmas with Kia Hooi. It's a shame we got cheated by weather forecast, there's no white Christmas.
  23. Took bullet train for the first time in my life. Travelled 169km from Hangzhou to Shanghai, took me 45minutes only. Top speed 350km/hr. Impressed!
  24. Feel sick at Ningbo, and for the first time of my travelling history, I spent most of the time sleeping in the city rather than touring.
  25. For the first time of my life, I wanted to go home so badly during a trip. It's most likely due to cold and sickness. Spent a lot of money SMS-ing Yee Hau & my mom during that period of time. Aww...
I think I did a lot more than the above 25 items, but I don't think I can recall them one by one.

I made mistakes along the way. Learned from mistakes and really appreciate the loving people around me (family, Yee Hau, true friends) who pointed out to me.

At age 27, I tell myself I'm still young and should still continue the enthusiasm to learn and enjoy life with full passion. And at age 27, I realized it's so important to know what I really want so that I can work and strive. It's still not too late to realize, I hope.

But most of all, I really want to thank the people around me who make my life so interesting! My family & extended families, Yee Hau, my friends (in real and virtual world) and my colleagues!

Year 2010 had been great, and I believe year 2011 will be better!

Happy New Year everybody!

2010年12月21日星期二

Off to a Holiday!

I'll not be updating the blog probably, till next year.

I'll be spending some time in Shanghai, Ningbo & also HOME!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

2010年12月19日星期日

芯荟,安息吧。

We wake up every morning to fight with our alarm clock.
She woke up everyday, fought for her life.

We complain when we're having minor flu and cough.
She suffered from multiple seizures since she was a few months old.

She's a fighter, she fought for her life with an unimaginable spirit. She survived one after another hospital visits, but fate still took her away.

Maybe it's a relief for her, to end her sufferings.

May she rest in peace.

Her life may be short, one and a half year, but she taught us how to love.

芯荟,安息。

2010年12月13日星期一

December, is to have FUN!

I love December.

We don't get to have white Christmas, but it doesn't mean we can't have fun. I love Christmas trees, I love snowman, and I love all the Christmas goodies!

Two years back, we had a Christmas party at home in Penang. Last year however, we had the most disappointing Christmas in Taipei City, unexpected eh? This year, I have all the big and small parties coming before Christmas!!!

Our cozy (or messy) little flat will hold a small party this coming Friday. We will not have time to prepare the Christmasy food, so we decided to go for Shabu Shabu. But no worries, we'll get log cake and maybe ham to make it as Christmas as possible.

FA team has a yearly Christmas lunch, where the engineers and manager give the technicians and operators a treat, as appreciation for the one year contribution. The team will have gift exchange at the end of the lunch party every year. So, that'll happen on next Monday.

I'll be celebrating romantic Christmas with Kia Hooi in Shanghai this year. And I'll be joining her for a party on Boxing day with her colleagues. Sounds GREAT!

Due to my trip to Shanghai, I'll miss my Wu Yi's Christmas party in Penang. I chatted with her last Sunday, she promised I can request for food, and she will specially prepare for me! To make up the Christmas party that I will miss! I'd like to request for a Jamie Oliver X'mas!!!

That, will sum up for the parties that I will have for the next 3 weeks before we step into 2011.

>.<

2010年12月12日星期日

Fairy Tales. Too Much.


I'm running away with the sword.
To kill the metal beast!

(Inspired by Prince Edward in Enchanted)

2010年11月29日星期一

It's a bit....

I was running in the gym this evening after work. I planned to run at least 1.5hr today, and rest for the whole week till the actual Standard Chartered marathon.

Anyway, when I was at my last half an hour, the machine started to act weird. I wasn't holding the heart beat sensor at all, I never had the habit. But out of nowhere, the heart beat was 90. And it went pretty stable throughout the half an hour, from 88-91.

It's kinda freaky!

Luckily there were a lot of people in the gym, I didn't freak out. But I was trying to tell the machine, whispering in my heart, "Let me finish ok? It's just half an hour more."

:P

2010年11月28日星期日

--

留在空中没说出来的话,不代表不存在。

说出来的话,也不代表真实。

什么才是真相?

2010年11月23日星期二

长大后⋯⋯

长大后,要做什么?

小时候,父母亲都很喜欢如此问。望子成龙,望女成凤,每个父母都逃不了这样希望。我不知道小时候我怎么回答,不过我知道有好些“长大后,要做⋯⋯”的事,都自己偷偷希望。

小时候,总会为了一些很奇怪的事情,开始崇拜。

不知道几岁的时候,我想成为消防员。原因?无他,就为了接到通紧急通知时,从钢铁上滑下来很酷!

又不知道几岁的时候,我想成为摩托赛车手。原因?无他,就为了转弯处膝盖碰地,不会跌倒,亦不会受伤,很酷!

也曾经希望成为鼓手,在台上挥着鼓棒,很酷的样子。偷偷告诉你,至今听歌,配乐里让人鼓舞的鼓声,还是让我蠢蠢欲动,想成为酷酷的鼓手。

想当的,还有很多很多⋯⋯

为什么都没有当上?

是我太懦弱?还是我只维持三分钟的热忱?

我想,我应该写封信给以前的我,道歉。
然后,再写封信给现在的我,鼓励。
接着,再写封信给以后的我,确定一切,我已经做了,没有懊悔。

已经没有“长大后⋯⋯”的资本了。

2010年11月21日星期日

Something to Look Forward, Again :)

I've caught up with the Air Asia X promotion on Monday, to purchase a pair of return ticket to HangZhou. But HZ isn't really my destination, I'm actually heading to Shanghai and Ningbo.

I'm never a fan of big city like Shanghai, the only reason I'm visiting this place, is my best friend, Kia Hooi. Since she's working in Ningbo, not too far from Shanghai (when you're looking in China context, far and near need some re-definition), I've been wanting to pay her a visit. I kept thinking and looking for a chance.

Now, here we go :)

I am looking forward, very much. I went to Kinokuniya on Friday after work, to get myself a good and quick guide. I was flipping through while I was waiting for Yee Hau, and I thought, I might like Shanghai after all.

Shanghai wasn't my cup of tea, back in year 2005. During my 3rd year in University, I was so determined, that I must get out of Singapore. I knew I couldn't afford an exchange programme, so when GIP was introduced, I was SO determined I MUST go for it. The first batch of seniors who came back from GIP China shared their experiences.

The one and only thing that I can remember from the sharing was, a senior who came back from internship from Shanghai, he said "Shanghai was great! It's like Singapore!" I was so sure, I'm not going to Shanghai.

So, at that time, all my applications went to Beijing, without even concerning what are the companies doing, I only wanted to get myself to Beijing. And I never regretted the decision, and I still very much missing the wonderful place.

Anyway, right now, after doing some tiny bits of research here and there, I think I may like Shanghai after all. And of course, Ningbo too!

2010年11月20日星期六

Happy Anniversary!

To my dear braces...

19th November 2009, I had my braces on. One year from then, I'm still having them with me. I'm not hoping to celebrate this anniversary more than 2 years.

Anyway, I told my colleagues over the lunch, that it's my braces anniversary today. So he asked me, "How would you want to celebrate? Eat porridge?"

...

Speechless, but come to think of it, it's kinda true :P

2010年11月16日星期二

Addict to Addiction (note to self)

I addict to things easily. And my bad habit, once I got into it, I addict to my addictions. I know it's best to quit, but I just keep doing it, until, someone gets me out of it, or I finally know how bad things can be. I wouldn't prefer the latter.

And you know what's worst with addictions, you kind of go on a cycle of getting out of it, and coming back to it.

Wei Wei, bad habit, get them off!!!!

2010年11月14日星期日

不要以为我很随便

上周末,从槟城飞来新加坡,因为班机延迟了,所以没办法之下只好打计程车。看见T1的长龙,差点没晕倒,没有法子,只好等。

等着等着,在我前面的男人问我,这个时候还有地铁吗?我告诉他,有是有的,不过怕到了Tanah Merah没有connecting train了。他“噢”了一声,也没再继续。我就继续传简讯(现代人……)

过了一阵子,前面的男人又转过来问我是槟城人吗?我说是的,他的槟城口音也很重,一听就知道他是。他说了很多,我也忘了是什么,大约是在新加坡生活了多久之类的。然后,突然之间,话题就变得很奇怪。他说,他这把年纪,如果留在槟城早就娶老婆了,在新加坡很难找老婆,寂寞得很。我没能搭腔,只好笑笑。他问我干那行,我说工程。他说:“好啊,男生应该很多吧。你的机会可多哦!”

……

我含含糊糊的敷衍他,他还是不死心。在快到他上计程车的时候,他说,我们保持联络,交换电话好吗?

老兄,保持什么鬼联络,我和你聊天不到两分钟咯!我说不用了。他又说了一堆话,再问我,真的不交换电话。我说,不用。

他竟然一脸不悦,“那我先走了!”,转过身,继续等计程车。

我习惯了在机场或旅行的时候和身边的陌生人聊天,不过,第一次遇见同乡人和我聊天,竟是这样的!他开始和我聊天,竟是为了电话号码,我不给他,他就马上不说话了。这种#¥%……%—%*……*—(的男人!难怪没有女朋友!

他以为他这副德性随随便便在taxi stand可以pick up一个女生?我要是真的这么随便,也会找个帅哥啦,拜托!!!!

Mempersiasuikan Orang Penang!

2010年11月10日星期三

赠卫八处士——杜甫

我一直为我自己没有好好念唐诗而觉得惭愧。小时候,因为妈妈是唐诗三百首“迷”,我也有一本儿童唐诗三百首。不识字,但是整本书倒是背得朗朗上口。可是,长大后,懒惰了,就没再更深了解唐诗。

九月份在成都的书展,买了一本人民币10元的唐诗三百首,慢慢地读。

觉得这首诗不错,或许五十年以后的今天,我用得着。所以,在这里share一下。

人生不相见,动如参与商。
今夕复何夕,共此灯烛光。
少壮能几时,鬓发各已苍。
访旧半为鬼,惊呼热中肠。
焉知二十载,重上君子堂。
昔别君未婚,儿女忽成行。
怡然敬父执,问我来何方。
问答未及已,儿女罗酒浆。
夜雨剪春韭,新炊间黄粱。
主称会面难,一举累十觞。
十觞亦不醉,感子故意长。
明日隔山岳,世事两茫茫。

I Need Something New!

I found that I've been repeating my dinner lately, I'm getting tired of it, so I need something new. Now, I'm addictive -ly clicking away in Jamie Oliver's website. And what's worse, I felt hungry as I clicked my way through. And I realized my fridge is just too small!!! My kitchen is too small!!!

Dinner is not the only thing needed to be new. I was browsing Olympus website (I do that occasionally) and found that they actually have promotion for existing E-system user for the new Olympus E-5. It's really tempting, it's year end, should I get it?!

I need a new phone too! My Sony Ericsson was half dead by the time it reached its one year anniversary. Now, it got crazier day by day, I'm just waiting to get my new phone!!! (But I've already guaranteed myself one, so no worry about this *wink*)

Oh man...

By the way, can anybody tell me how to make rolls? I want to make this!

Smoked salmon rolls

2010年11月1日星期一

I'm Re-reading


Thanks to Kia Hooi, who recommended this book to me years ago when I really needed it.

I recommended that to Sock Hoai after that, and she recommended that to a friend and the list goes on... It's a chain effect.

I'm re-reading it now, after all, I need them again.

=)

2010年10月23日星期六

I'm a Sucker for British Accent Man

Sock Hoai and I went to watch "I love you Philip Morris" last week, a gay movie starred by Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey. Then we realized, we both like Ewan (OMG! Like so much!) and we're actually suckers for British accent guys.

Give me a random British man, I just love the way they speak. Everything sounds SO elegant.

Even when Simon Cowell is being so mean!


Even when they're so old! I still think Sean Connery is the best James Bond, but of course, he's best when he's Indiana Jones's father.


Even when they went to prostitutes.... :S


Even his hair is getting lesser and lesser... Still sexy!


And of course, when it comes to a combination of British accent, sexy & handsome look and good singer, I melt...


But wait, I think there's one British man whom I might not think he's sexy and elegant...

















Haha!

He's Coming Back Tomorrow

The Man is out of country for almost two weeks, and I have been pretty messed up for the two weeks too.

I've been having too much alcohol, too much caffeine, too little sleep, too much non-routine random life, too much junk food... And a lot of emotional ups and downs too. In conclusions, too much of not-too-good-for-you things, and too little of good-for-you things.

I've been feeling a little bit of lonely, and people around me suffer, because I get them to do things with me.

Finally, the Man is coming back to town tomorrow, and I think that's when everybody finally feels relieved, and I will get my life back to normal too!

Phewww...

2010年10月16日星期六

Thoughts after Last Night

Sock Hoai and I chatted the whole night last night, until we saw the purplish light came out from the skyline telling us it's actually morning.

I told her my secret dreams, my frustrations, my weaknesses, my happiness etc... Some of the things, are things I've never told anybody, that I've never have the guts to admit them myself. (That's the problem when you chat for the whole night, and especially you've already had some alcohol)

I was told a few days ago, to do what I want to do when I'm still young because the courage gets lesser as you age.

To put it in another way, you're not doing anything fun and spontaneous anymore!

Talking to Sock Hoai had made me think of a lot of things that I want to achieve, but had not yet achieved, some of them are not even on the way. I realized how much more effort I have to continue to put in, before I die with regrets.

If you have purpose to fulfill, the Beings up in the Heaven will know, and they won't take you away before you achieve them! That's how I remind myself every now and then, so that I work towards what I want.

Ask yourself, if you're given a day to be spontaneous, and that you have nothing to lose, what will you do?


I'm feeling spontaneous now!

2010年10月14日星期四

比赛

人,天生犯贱。没有“竞争者”在身旁,会渐渐变得舒适,懒惰。

“竞争者”来了,好胜心驱使下,加把劲,向前冲。

你猜,我现在身旁有没有竞争者?

2010年10月11日星期一

1010101010

I'm officially 27 year old yesterday. And, I am not any wiser.

I happened to wake up at 10.10am on 101010. My alarm clock was snoozing crazily since 9.30am in the morning, I kept switching them off until I saw this magical code, 1010101010. Hence, I decided to wake up.

I just thought it's kinda fun. Like I told you, I'm not getting wiser, I realized, I'm still a kid who believes (chose to believe) Peter Pan is real.

I should probably be serious on listing down what I've done in 27 years of my life, and what I should do in the next 2-5 years. But unfortunately, I'm a bit light headed now, as I'm drinking a little bit of beer that Yee Hau bought to celebrate my birthday before he flew to Nepal.

The Man really knows how to surprise me when I least expected anything from his busy schedule. He was so busy preparing Nepal trip, I really never expected any celebration. It's not easy to organize a mission trip. What he did, although it's such simple gesture, moved me to tears. (It's really easy!)

I have got no candles, no birthday songs, but that are not what I need. My family, YH, friends and relatives have already made my day :)

I love the world!

Like Discovery Channel said, the world is awesome!

Let's carry on :)

2010年9月22日星期三

我回来了(转自摄界)

摄于亚丁,四川


我回来了!

刚刚把我相机里所有照片看了一遍,决定以这张来公布,我已经回来了。

我,人回来了,却把心,留在山上了。

2010年8月22日星期日

Important Lessons from Yo-Yo Ma


At the age of 55 (as of year 2010), Yo-Yo Ma looks young at his age. Browsing through his fans site and official website, it's not hard to notice, this great musician had not changed a lot throughout the years, except for the hairstyle and the spectacles.

I never interviewed him (DUH~), but through his numerous interviews, performances, videos, music, I have concluded one thing about his secret to stay young.

Be passion, stay young, never stop learning, and help others to success!

Be Passion
Needless to say, Yo-Yo Ma's music is one of the most fascinating ones. His passion was fully expressed in his work, and when you're in his live performance, the happiness from the music, filled the entire hall. That will bring you to tears, that will fill your heart.

This passion, I believe, is what that keeps him so young and happy, even at age of 55.

Stay Young
From his videos and interviews, I always imagine Yo-Yo Ma to be a playful person. Traveling around the world, knowing and giving young musicians advice, playing music with people from all walks of life, he always seems to be such a happy person.

Never fear of trying, I think is how he stay young at heart at all times.

Never Stop Learning
He's never content with just classical music. That's why, he explored tango, original soundtrack of a lot of block buster movies, Silk Road Project etc.

Never stop learning, keep going.

Help Others to Success
The most beautiful concert this year, will be Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble. I love Yo-Yo Ma even more, and I discovered my love to another younger musician, Wu Tong too. Immediately after the concert, we were goggling about Wu Tong and found that he owed part of his fame, to Yo-Yo Ma.

In the concert back in April 30th, we could clearly see how Yo-Yo Ma gave the attention to Wu Tong instead of himself. Even though he truly 100% knew, 100% of the audience were there because of his name. But the center stage, was mostly given to this younger musician.

This selfless image of Yo-Yo Ma, had taught us to help others to success when you're already had enough of it.

So remember,

Be Passion at What You Do

Stay Young at Heart

Never Stop Learning

Help Others to Success

And you will stay young forever!

2010年8月21日星期六

我与九寨沟——无缘


和姐姐盼了很久的九月份九寨沟之游,即将成为我们这趟旅游的遗憾。

去年,想去四川,但因为汶川大地震,心里觉得不好受,没去。可今年年头,我们定了下个月的机票,可是人算总是不如天算。近来,暴雨连连,很多地方都遭洪水破坏了,淹水,塌方。很多旅游的地方,都受影响。通往九寨沟的路线,也暂时关闭了。

原想去那里,学长曼玉“轻功水上漂”,也没有机会了。都江堰、黄龙、卧龙、九寨沟整条路线玩不成。乐山峨眉,好像也去不成了。

唯有重新做功课,计划另一条路线。(现在,四川新闻网天天上,关注气象和灾情路况)

看来,我们还是会再到四川,祢补去不成九寨沟的遗憾⋯⋯

2010年8月18日星期三

Addiction

It's not too difficult to sink myself into waves and waves of addiction.

I've found a very addictive website, which I think it's too good to be kept for myself.

The Pioneer Woman

Cooking & Photography, enough to get me clicking the pages on and on...

My Cool Brother

Photobucket

The moment I saw this photo at En's FB profile, the first thought I had was an image from any random page of magazine. But, the colour was wrong.

So, as a beloved Er Jie, I can't help but to get the original photo from him, and turned it into something I prefer.










Photobucket

Kinda star look, isn't he?

2010年8月1日星期日

Happy Birthday En En!

Photo courtesy of Ah Yang

This cute little boy is my younger brother, in case you don't know him.

He turned 18 today! Time flies and I always wish he's still the little brother I "used" as remote control back then. But we can't stay cute forever, so he's all grown up to a.... much normal adrenaline high teenager.

Cat acting, Sing Sing Car, traffic jam cars, Mahathir posters, volcanoes, bowling pins, soccer etc etc, those were all back to the good old days. Now, he's a 100% tech savvy and car lover. Though he no longer is my remote control, he's a very reliable driver at home now.

Not long after today, he'll be flying out from home, studying elsewhere in University and bringing home girl friend(s). Man, I still wish he's the little boy!!!

Anyway, Happy Birthday Ah En!

Er Jie loves you :)

2010年7月31日星期六

Inception


I wanted to and tried to blog about this movie after I watched, but I can't put words into it.

So, I just want to tell you.

JUST WATCH IT!!!!


P.S.
I love all the casts in the movie. I always am a fan of Leonardo, and I like Ken Watanabe since he played in The Last Samurai. But now, I like Arthur (Joseph Gordon Levitt), Eames (Tom Hardy), Ariadne (Ellen Page). Especially Arthur to be honest, I really think he's very cool!

:)

2010年7月27日星期二

Nodame Cantabile Finale


Finally, after a 3 months of long wait, the finale is here!

After 3 months, I can't really remember the details of the first part movie. So, on Friday night before we watched the show on Saturday, we did our very own movie screening at home. So the first part ended with Nodame feeling sad that Chiaki can do so well compared to her. And her professor asked her to stay apart from Chiaki for some time, for her own good.

I like the first part compared to the finale. I think because the first part, Nodame was the Nodame we knew from drama, crazy and unreasonable. To the finale, Nodame has grown up, she's a little bit sadder in character, and more mature. Less craziness.

However, good thing about this finale was, some of the lovable characters from drama played a part too. Masumi, Ryu and Miki. It's just nice to see them together. And not to forget about Ryu's father. Kind and lovable, and creative on the set lunch's name, like "Nodame beef set lunch" :P

There's a new instrument introduced in finale, which is theremin. Watch this video to understand what is a theremin :)




But still, the movie guaranteed you a good laugh from start till the end. No doubt about that.

It's been so many years since we started to watch the drama. I remember we were still in our final year. And now, we're already in 3rd year of working life. Time flies.

The finale of Nodame is kind of like a "full stop" of certain part of the memories. Kind of.

Please, don't try to watch this if you've never watched the drama, the special episode, the first part!

2010年7月13日星期二

The Soloist


Plot:


Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr) from LA Times met Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) when he was playing violin by the street, with two strings. Steve found out that Nathaniel is a child prodigy and was once a student in Julliard College, and hence decided to write a column of Nathaniel's story.

On Steve's way to find out more stories of Nathaniel, they had developed a special friendship. While writing about his life, Steve was trying to improve Nathaniel's quality of life, and also the mental state. But frustrations came when Nathaniel refused to cooperate.

Steve's good intention wasn't fully received by Nathaniel, but the friendship remained.


Reviews:

It was a really funny show, and yet sad at the same time.

It did make me ponder, on the good intentions we have to help people, how much will it be well received by the receiver? How much did the receiver want help from us? Did we ever ask before we offer? Or we force our way through to earn our karma?

I am always a fan of Robert Downey Jr. And I've watched some shows of Jamie Foxx, but in this show, he's exceptionally good. Even better than Robert Downey Jr.


Verdict:

Definitely worth to watch!
(I wonder how did I miss this show last year. I found out from my colleague that this show was only shown in Singapore for a very short period of time, with almost no publicity. What a waste!)

2010年7月8日星期四

The Best Love Story in 5 Minutes



Since I was in all the love story mode last weekend, I can't get rid of this best 5 minutes moment from "Up".

This was the best ever! Short & sweet, and touched your heart at every corner.

2010年7月6日星期二

Despicable Me

Downloaded from web


情节(如果不想破坏自己看电影的新鲜感,请看结论):

Gru一心一意想成为世上的第一大坏蛋,得知Vector偷走了金字塔而引起世界的轰动而感到非常的不满,因此决心要盗个比金字塔还轰动的——月亮。

要把月亮偷来,就得靠“缩小”仪器(小叮当的百包袋里有),把月亮缩小才带回地球。可是那仪器落入Vector的手中,Gru想尽办法,都入不了Vector的城堡。

无意间,让Gru发现Vector爱吃饼干,而且,还轻易的让三个孤儿院的小女孩进入他家,兜售饼干,还下了一笔可观的订单。Gru因此到孤儿院领养三个小女孩,想趁她们送饼干的时候偷偷溜进屋子,把仪器偷走。

一路走来,原本很厌恶小孩子的他,慢慢地爱上这些女孩。而担当起一个真正的父亲的责任。

后来月亮偷了,也还给了天空。女孩子们变成了他的女儿,坏人留在月亮回不了地球。故事就这样经典的圆满结束。

结论:

很经典的动画故事,坏人好人两方拼。不同的事,所谓的好人,Gru也是个大坏蛋,只是有另一个比他更坏的敌人,Vector,而显示出他比较好。不过说了是经典动画故事,坏蛋总是有点疯癫,说坏嘛,也不过是搞笑。这就是动画美好的一面。

情节的节奏有点快,有些应该可以感人的地方,还是欠缺了一点什么。如果可以更细腻的描写角色的感情,就可以融合娱乐和感人于这部动画之中。

3D效果很不错,不过,动画的仔细程度,不能媲美近期也刚刚上映的Toy Story 3,故事情节也是输了一载。不过,下班后当作是纾解压力的娱乐,是相当合适的。

意外惊喜:

Julie Andrews竟然有为这部电影配音,配的是Gru的妈妈。

Minion原来是个荧光棒。(这个情节,是本人认为全套动画里最最最好笑的一节)



Thank you omy for the movie preview!

2010年7月4日星期日

很久都没有这样疯狂(无聊)

不知道为了什么,我这个周末特别懒惰。什么都提不起劲,唯有赖在苹果前看了一部又一部的电影。总共看了四部。(好几年都没有这样了,最后一次我在电脑前看马拉松电影,应该是大学时代了)

我想这部戏大概是在讽刺所谓的secret agent吧。整部电影,不管是真的CIA,还是退役的,还是普通市民,都在跟踪。

可是,为了什么跟踪,为了什么怀疑,为了什么杀人,都没有人知道。

电影结束以后,其实只是一场又一场的误会。

人死了,埋了。秘密收藏了,CIA总部耸耸肩。

算是带点黑色幽默的电影。

泪腺很浅的我,看着这部电影,泪流到不象人。

一段唯美的爱情,就是因为唯美,才需要电影。

我突然也很想写情书⋯⋯

看这部电影之前,一直觉得刘若英配张学友太奇怪了点。可是看着看着,还是挺顺眼的。

这部电影有点像好莱坞的New York I Love You(虽然我还没看),是很多不同人不同环境谱出的恋情。

无聊的时候,就是需要一点,这类轻松的爱情片。

海角七号,因为还想看一部流泪的电影。可是,有点失望,海角七号并不是预想中的那么好看。普普通通,爱情介于唯美和现实之中。

不想一般唯美爱情的电影,也不像现代城市的爱情。一半一半吧。

和“情书”一样,故事围绕着情书发展。

因为生活实现是的,因为生命里没有唯美的爱情,所以我们需要电影。只有电影才能实现一些不现实的想法,一些无厘头的梦想。

2010年6月21日星期一

上网爱情

这个年代的谈恋爱比以前难多了。

以前分手,是两个人的事。闹不和或和平分手,只有你们两人的事。

以前结婚,摆个喜酒,请请亲朋戚友,高高兴兴闹一天,然后(打算)白头偕老。又或者,干脆签个字,旅个行,回来派张照片,小两口快乐就好。

以前谈一场恋爱,真的只有两个人。

现在,你没有update你交友网站上的status,朋友会提醒你。你update了,很多人来留言。你post张亲密照片,朋友(不熟或不认识的)来问你几时结婚请客。你post结婚照,朋友(不熟或不认识,真气人)来问你为什么不请他。

最尴尬是分手。两人的亲密合照,更糟的是,两人以往在wall上让人喷血的对话。 分手了,要delete吗?要假装不知道吗?还是干脆开一个新户口,重新做人?

我人老了。觉得,新时代有点吃不消。

我看,还是写情书好一点。

2010年6月11日星期五

Happy 3rd Year

11th June marks the official 3 years of my working life, in the same company, the first job in my life.

3 years didn't seem too long, they past in a blink of eyes. I've definitely got some complaints made along the way, but overall, I'm still as happy as I was. Life isn't just about work in the office, it's about how we make it interesting.

I've learned a lot throughout the years. I'm glad my colleagues are good ones, willing to share and teach, and even willing to take in my nonsense most of the days. I am really glad they do.

I've met good people, but I've got some bad ones too, who can completely turn my days upside down. But I am glad, that there are more good than bad ones. So, the world is still beautiful. Let the bad ones suffer with their karma in their future or next life. I don't have to punish them.

I just want to thank everybody, family, Yee Hau, friends and colleagues and even enemies (If I've made some without knowing), without you, I wouldn't have make it till today :)

Way to go!

加油!

2010年6月8日星期二

Pasta with Bacon, Mushroom & Peas in Creamy White Wine Sauce

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Ingredients:
1. Pasta of your choice
2. Streaky bacon
3. Button Mushrooms
4. Peas
5. Garlic

For the sauce:
1. Cream
2. White wine
3. Grated Parmesan Cheese
4. Butter

For dressing and garnishes:
1. Garlic salt
2. Pepper
3. Parsley

Method:
1. Cook the pasta to al Dante
2. While cooking the pasta, sautee the chopped garlic with butter
3. Add in the roughly chopped streaky bacon when the garlic turned brownish
4. Add in the sliced button mushrooms into the pan when streaky bacon turned slightly crispy
5. Cook till the water secrete from mushrooms are slightly dried up
6. Throw the peas into the pasta pot at the last minute of your pasta cooking while cooking the mushrooms and bacons
7. Add in cream, white wine, garlic salt and grated parmesan cheese and stir well
8. Drain the cooked pasta and peas
9. Immediately pour the pasta into the pan and stir well to make sure every strand of your pasta is coated with the wonderful sauce
10. Serve on your plate and dress with freshly ground pepper and parsley

Simple and Delicious!

2010年6月6日星期日

I'm Impressed!

I was sending emails moments ago.

When I pressed "Send" as usual, there was a dialogue asking me "Did you mean to attach files? You wrote "I have attached" in your message, but there are no files attached. Send anyway?"

Man, how could I not impressed!

>.<

2010年6月2日星期三

Is that a Sign?

今早,一面工作的时候,我的脑海不听使唤的一直唱着这首个。

人生旅途 难免崎岖
今天或有骤雨
明日会天清风也吹
人生旅途 全靠争取
唏嘘尽已别去
前路有新的一天要面对
(歌词取自张学友“独寻醉”)

早上觉得歌词有激励性,晚上,我开始觉得是一个讯息?
我应该追踪这条讯息的路?
还是⋯⋯

2010年5月27日星期四

老实告诉你

我还是很高兴。

从周一到今天,我的心情都是美美的。虽然,偶尔还是会为了点小小的事情蓝蓝的,可是整体的说,还是好的。全因为一封电邮。


入围最佳摄影部落格。

这等事,能不高兴吗?

当初报名的时候,其实纯粹为了希望那小小的摄界,可以在那里得到一点点游览率。小小的愿望,大大的惊喜!朋友说得对,在你没有期望什么的时候,惊喜就会来报到。

在这里还是不忘拉票,如果喜欢我的摄界,记得投我以票哦!

2010年5月15日星期六

汤杯还会回来吗?

很难得马来西亚有那么出色的第一男单,汤杯还是离我们远远的。拿督李年纪也不小了,马来西亚羽球也不能老靠他,在加上马来西亚球员的心理素质往往不够中国球员好,靠他们总是让人心碎。

1992年的汤杯,是越来越遥远了。当时,整个男团都很出色。现在,最有希望的都让人失望,尤其第一男双,还活在全英赛的骄傲,身材走样,动作不灵活,看得国人心碎。反而老将第二男单尽心尽力的打,虽然知道他赢不了,可看陈金扑前扑后,还是比较爽。

黄宗韩当年的对手,夏煊泽老早当教练,他却还在球场上拼搏,青黄不接就是马来西亚的问题。

说起夏煊泽,看到他还是挺怀念的。以前,他是我的偶像。黄宗韩遇到夏煊泽,就是“逢夏必败”,每次两者对打,我都很为难不知道该支持谁。一个是偶像,一个是国家。

每次都说对他们太失望,以后都不看,可是每次都忍不住看,然后⋯⋯唉声叹气。

汤杯还会回来吗?再等二几十年吧⋯⋯

2010年5月12日星期三

Thank You Omy for Robin Hood Preview

Robin Hood was my favourite childhood cartoon, for no particular reason. Maybe it's the handsome fox that did the magic? Or maybe, it's the funny lion Prince John? I have no idea at all, seriously.

I never read synopsis before I watch movie, I never did. It's simply not my habit, because I want to have 100% surprise from the movie. And I did. I didn't know that this show is actually the making of "Robin Hood became an outlaw". So the show started with him in the wars, and how did he fight along with friends to go back to London. And of course, how he knew Lady Marian. And finally, ended the movie becoming an outlaw.

And all the time, I was waiting for Robin Hood to raise his bow & arrow, and be chased by the palace guards. It didn't happen, at least not the first 2 hours and 25 mins of the show.

My personal opinion, is that the story has been emphasizing a little bit too much on the love story between Robin Hood and Lady Marian. Robin Hood is about his friendship with his fellow friends whom he fought along with. Besides, kissing in the middle of battle with French and didn't get hurt is a miracle. (I thought it was a lame scene)

Watching Robin Hood did make me feel very nostalgic of my childhood. And please, just let me share a little clip from Robin Hood back in 1973.



Side note, the sceneries in the movie were very nice!

2010年5月7日星期五

笑,有很多意思。

最简单的,是发自心里的笑。这种笑,不管是微笑,小声笑,大声笑,都让周遭人感到舒服。因为,那是一种真诚的感觉。这种笑,旁人不用多加一份心思去分析。

另一种,是化解尴尬气氛的笑。比如说,三个人在聊天。A说了一句B不想听,更不想做回应的话。那么,C就假假说了一些无聊的笑话,然后自己假假的笑。希望可以化解尴尬,或者说,至少让自己不尴尬。可是,成功率,只是一半半。

还有一种笑,是掩饰自己的笑。比如说,有位不知死活的人,突然有天不想活了,对你说:“哇!你好像越来越胖了哦!”,还要很大声那样的嘲笑你。可是,在众人面前你不想发火。你笑笑地说:“是啊,老公养得我很好啊。”,即使你已经很想揍他。

然后,最让人捉不着、摸不透的,就是无时无刻都在笑。这种笑很可怕,因为,此人明明是在臭脸干着一码事,可是一有人接近他,他会突然笑起来,很亲切。这种,叫做难以琢磨的笑。

相同一个字,这么多文化,这么多层面。

可是,只有真正从内心出发的笑,才会体现在你的双眼。其他的,只是部分肌肉抽动的动作。

你,今天让哪个脸部肌肉运动了?

2010年5月3日星期一

Pixar Exhibition in Singapore Science Centre

我姐弟仨一直都是Pixar的超级粉丝,从来没有错过任何一步Pixar的动画片,更连各个短片都看过了。这次姐姐到新加坡来看马友友,碰巧新加坡科学馆在搞Pixar的展览,我们当然不放过。

门票二十元,原觉得有点贵,但后来看完之后,就觉得很值得了。我知道此公司搞动画非常细心,可从来没想过是如此的细心。比方说,Ratatoullie里的那只小老鼠的草稿,是一张类似graphics drawing的图,老鼠的前后左右,上下,甚至连老鼠的腰围都有标明!

最让人惊叹的,是Toy Story的Zoetrope。



当然,既然是Pixar,也就不乏好笑的。比如,他们Xray了Toy Story里头的玩具。猪猪扑满里,空空的,只有钱币。我也不知道,他们是否着的X光了吗?还是制造出这些图画来。

Pixar对动画的认真,实在是让人钦佩。同时,也非常搞笑。在创造动画角色的时候,为了让角色表情更动人,创造者把自己的演出录了下来,然后研究演绎该角色的脸部表情,将此融入动画里,我们才有如此逼真的动画。

我们在里面逗留了两个小时,如果要逗留更久都可以,可是我们还得赶去机场,所以有些东西,是草草看过。

要在这里细说,是不可能的。所以,自己体会去吧!绝对值得!

I Love Silk Road. I Love Yo-Yo Ma







Yo Yo Ma-Silk Road Ensemble

音乐会圆满结束,我拍烂了手掌,却也挽留不了马友友再演奏多一点。

我们两姐妹一直都是马友友的粉丝。自从买了音乐会门票,我们都一直期待着。期待,现场体会马友友用大提琴歌唱的一刻。

这次的音乐会主题,是“The Silk Road Ensemble”,是这个Project的十周年纪念巡回演出。

看了这场音乐会,你唯有更爱马友友。整个晚上,我只感觉到马友友和一团乐手,都是那么的开心,都是那么的热爱他们的音乐。他们没有制服,大家都穿着各自的颜色,轻松自如的,在台上互动,仿佛观众是不存在的。我可以看见,马友友一直在歌唱,一直在微笑。我也可以看见,众乐手也是和他一样开心。

更爱马友友的原因,是他是如此的谦虚。他肯定知道在场的观众,全是为了他的大名而来。可他只是扮演一个团员的角色,把音乐奏好。没有刻意突出自己,更让一些年轻的演员发挥。安哥的时候,也没有刻意玩弄一手,来一段大提琴独奏,没有,都没有。他只是一个丝绸之路的团员。这么有名,却这么谦虚。虽然我为了他没有独奏,觉得有一点点遗憾,可是却为了他这种大量的性格,更崇拜他。

也因为这个音乐会,我们爱上了另一位乐手——吴彤。他的笙,是如此动人。他的笛,是如此清脆。他的歌声,让人感动。回家谷歌了一番,才知道他真是一位音乐才子。他有一个摇滚乐团,名叫“轮回”。从小学习中西乐不同乐器。是很多乐团的团员,当然,包括丝绸之路。

音乐会曲子,都非传统音乐。很多人或许不喜欢,可是,我们不是应该象马友友一样,尝试多样化,让生命更精彩吗?马友友一代大提琴大师,可以没有架子的,上“芝麻街”当客串、演奏各型各类的电影院声带、尝试各种传统和非传统的演义,才有今天精彩的艳出。我们又为了什么只把自己听歌的范围缩小呢?

真希望马友友会再到新加坡或马来西亚演出,我一定看!

看了这个影片,你就会明白我们爱上马友友和吴彤的原因。




Conclusion of the concert, it worths every second and cent!

2010年4月28日星期三

おにぎり (Onigiri)

鮭おにぎり (Salmon Onigiri)

鮪おにぎり (Tuna Onigiri)

If you'd read my photo blog, you would know I'm currently a big fan of onigiri >.<

Ingredients:
1. Japanese short grain rice
2. Japanese vinegar
3. Pinch of salt
4. Salmon or Tuna (TC Boy Tuna in Vegetable Oil-Kia Hooi, I help you to advertise!) or any other fillings of your choice (I am thinking of bacon for the future onigiri)
5. Furikake or Sesame for the toppings
6. Seaweed

Method:
1. Japanese rice to water ratio 1:1.5.
2. Let the rice sit in the rice cooker for 15 mins more after it's cooked.
3. Add a spoonful (Chinese soup spoon) of vinegar into the rice, and fluff the rice.
4. Wet your hands, coat with a bit of salt when you make the rice ball.
5. Top with furikake or black sesame.
6. Wrap with seaweed.

Fillings:
For salmon,
1. Marinate salmon with salt (I like to use garlic salt), extra virgin olive oil and a bit of parsley for about half an hour.
2. Pan fry the marinated salmon with butter.
3. Do not overcook salmon, fry with medium heat and turn off the heat as soon as the salmon turned pink.
4. Seared the salmon into pieces. You can also add some pepper.

For Tuna (use white meat tuna for better taste, as Kia Hooi taught me!)
1. You don't have to do anything. Unless you need more flavor, you could add some pepper to it.

You can either wrap a little fillings into the rice ball like I did for my salmon onigiri (first picture) or mix the fillings together with rice when you're fluffing it (second picture). The latter helps to save some time.

For overnight onigiri, Sheena taught me to pan fried it with sesame oil. It's fragrant and delicious :)

I'm loving it~

2010年4月25日星期日

网络上的友谊

我从来没有试过在网络结交不认识的朋友。可是,事情总有例外。

Sheena是佳慧的大学同学(所以严格来说,也不算完全没有联系),我俩透过彼此的部落,还有佳慧,“认识”对方。可是,我们从来没有见过面。我们的结交,纯粹透过彼此的部落。我对她没什么了解,可是在MSN聊天的时候,总可以聊个上天下地,没完没了。

相隔半个地球那样远,我总告诉佳慧,应该和Sheena一起到宁波找她,一起去玩!不知道这样的机会,要等到几时?

谭盾小提琴协奏音乐会回来,看见Sheena写得这么一个entry,嘻嘻,想炫耀一下!
“Wei and I have never met each other, neither would I say we know each other well. But there's a mutual interest, an agreeable mind and thoughts that could travel miles. I trust in her pick of books, her views through the lense, her taste on food, her values of life. I feel I do know you, after all. One day, we shall meet and I shall share my 'evenings' with your 'mornings'?”

谢谢!

2010年4月24日星期六

The Love Violin Concerto by Tan Dun


I like Tan Dun, ever since I saw his interview with Lu Yu. He's such a romantic, cute, happy person, full of enthusiasm to his life and music.

When I knew SSO was going to play Tan Dun's new Violin Concerto, I was happy, I thought he's coming to Singapore to conduct his own piece! But to my disappointment, he's not. But I still invited Sock Hoai and so we went.

I know Tan Dun's pieces were always a bit different from the conservative classical that we know. But this new piece, is top of the it! But yet, it's such a suspense that holds your attention to listen through the whole piece.

I do not know whether it's because he had been composing a lot of soundtracks, listening to this violin concerto felt like watching a movie. A movie, with chasing scenes in a chaotic city, cars and people in the background. At times those people ran into park, where there are families in the background. At times they're in the alley. At times they even ran into Chinatown! And this piece definitely ended with a bang.

Well, maybe one day Tan Dun will be here, conducting his own pieces, and I'll attend :)

Other pieces of the concert were not popular classical pieces, but I kinda like them too. And they're all new to me!
2. The Love Violin Concerto by Tan Dun

2010年4月22日星期四

1英里之差

我从小到大就是这样,想做一件事情,我会一直想。一直想着、念着,直到我达到为止。

今天约好来新公干的文鸣在乌节路吃晚餐。趁大家还没到,我提早到Kinokuniya,只为了个。

我一直都不是一个很有创意的人。往往想做一件事,是因为受了一些事情的启发。上周,我在Kinokuniya看见一本摄影书,由两位相距3191英里的朋友,每天早上拍了照片,在一个共有的部落上载,维持了一年。我就是为了这本书,开始了我的摄影日志。

我两周前在书局看到这本书以后,一直念念不忘。可是把3191,记成3192,结果在谷歌搜索了好久,什么都搜不到,所以一直对回去书局把网站记下的这件事念念不忘。终于都让我做到了!现在,我已经把网站链接了~

我为了这个1英里,想了两个星期呐!

2010年4月21日星期三

Totally Immersed in my Homework

I have assigned a homework to myself, which is, to post a photo a day on my photo blog, like a photo diary for my own.

After a few days, I realized, that is a damn tough job! Why did I sign myself in to this in the first place? Most of my photos were taken in the evening, after work. (Obviously, I can't do those at work) And there were days I skipped because I reached home too late, and it was sometimes past 12am to the next day, there's no way to turn the clock back just for "daily photo" (Excuses.... obviously)

The most difficult part is, what should I take on my routine daily life?

However, it may seem crazy, but I've been enjoying this tough assignment. As Sheena mentioned, it helps me to pay more attention to little things that happen in daily life. Which is so true.

Maybe 365 days from now, when I look back to this collection, I will feel very satisfied for what I've done :)

Assignment for myself is always better than assignments from teachers :p

(The photos were labeled as Daily Scribble in Photo Blog)

2010年4月17日星期六

少讨厌一个人,对自己好一点

我才知道,那个我曾经觉得,ok la的人,其实不喜欢我,甚至有点讨厌我。

我没有感到特别伤心,反正活在这世界也不是为了讨好每个人。虽然曾经有闹过意见不和,不过闹过就算,人生这么短何必在意。

讨厌一个人,是一件很累的事。

对自己好一点,就少讨厌一个人,多喜欢一个人。

2010年4月11日星期日

Nando's Chicken

The last day of my home trip was spent for 扫墓 at Penang Island, my grandparents. We woke up early morning, packed everything needed for 扫墓 as well as my bag pack to fly back to Singapore.

It was unearthly 6am when we departed from home. I didn't bring my camera up to the hill along as I thought my mom will scold, but ended up she didn't scold my sister. Next year, I'll bring.

After扫墓, there's no point to go back to BM and then came out to airport again. So we had our breakfast dim sum then shopping at Gurney Plaza. Didn't get anything, but I've got my long missing Nando's Chicken in Gurney Plaza before I flew to Singapore.



There's no Nando's Chicken here in Singapore, but there's one Nando's alike, called Barcelos. I don't quite like it, it's more expensive, and definitely not as tasty. Things back home, are always the best.

We're all full from our breakfast, so mom and dad ordered the half chicken set to share. Looks yummy isn't it?

Ah En, YY and I shared a platter. YY and I couldn't stop taking photos, but the food were so tempting, my dad just had to make us act faster! Hahaha.... It's really hard for them to have a good meal when YY and I brought our cameras along. Pity...

A meal at Nando's before departing to the Lion City, real good. But it's never as good as dining at home.

Mom's cooking is still the best in the world.

2010年4月10日星期六

成功

“某某才工作几年,已经升级两次,月薪五位数,利害哦!年纪轻轻,就是一位成功人士!”

这种对话,相信对谁都不陌生。当年年纪小,听了当然是点头赞成。对啊对啊,谁谁身价百万,某某公司高级人员……很成功!

不过,现在长大(老)了,渐渐不被这种对话吸引。

从小,我就养成一副“轻松派”的模样。虽然遇上考试比赛等,压力还是有的,可往往外表没怎么样看出来(除了青春痘之外)。没辙,家里有个“不长进”的舅舅,从小就没做好榜样,隔天考STPM,他在家拼金庸。我也有样学样咯~只是,功力比他低很多。可是,那种轻松,一直就耕在性格里。

出来社会工作了,偶尔觉得迷失方向,觉得自己不知道在做什么的时候,我会慢下来,想一想。究竟我要怎么样才叫成功?

每个人成功的定义不一样。所以,成功是,达到你已经定下的目标。

我要的不是,身家百亿,更不是名车、名牌,我要的,就是开心!不要误会,穷光蛋也不会开心,所以工作还是要做、财还是要理、钱还是不可以乱乱花。开心是,生活充实、衣食住行样样有、家人朋友常陪伴、保持自己的兴趣爱好。(开心,还是有目标的。比如说,今年工作上要达到什么、今年一定要去哪里旅行……等等。)

这样想,生活好过很多。开开心心上班,虽然偶尔有挑战,不过雨过天晴后,我还是一条“好汉”。工作压力?到公司的club游泳、做gym。想抒发?回家看电视、煮煮菜。再不然,写写blog、拍拍照。偶尔回家享受天伦乐,偶尔旅行放眼看世界。这样,就可以开开心心一辈子。

想想,我的目标是开心,那,我也算是年纪轻轻的成功人士啦~

2010年4月5日星期一

怡保明阁点心

民以食为天。我们全家人都是爱吃之人。爸爸在我们小时候,可以开半个小时的车,带我们吃一碗据说很好吃的粿条汤。小时候当然是怨声多多,不过长大了,我们都续爸爸的脚步,一样到处“揾食”。

在我中学的时候,怡宝一日游是常有之事。我是家里唯一一个在怡保出世的小孩,在那里长大,直至小学才搬回槟城。怡宝一日游,纯粹为了满足我们家人对怡宝食物的怀念。其实除了吃,就没什么的了。怡保行程,往往是早餐吃富山点心、午餐吃海外天、下午茶喝白咖啡吃鸡丝河粉、晚餐吃芽菜鸡,才打道回府。

这趟回家,妈妈建议不如和我同毓豪一起到怡保吃点心,我们上金马轮,他们才回家。姐姐就这样请假,载妈妈和弟弟到怡保。爸爸因为公事太忙,没得和我们一起癫……那就,下次吧!

到了明阁,姐姐和弟弟对对面的新开张富山蠢蠢欲动。其实说真的,三间店面,三层楼,美丽的装潢,还真是吸引人。可是,我坚持我是为了明阁的芝麻糊和花生糊而来的,大家只好顺一顺我这个大粒人。


花生糊卖完了!每次来都没吃得成,不过,芝麻糊已经让我很开心!明哥的芝麻糊,一直是我的最爱!滑滑的……又不太甜,真是想了都会流口水。


明阁另外一个不可错过的,就是“芋角”。明阁的芋角,是最有芋头香味的芋角。我们点了很多次,但是由于坐在点心楼的一角,一直没被注意到。还好,吃得到~


有到怡保的话,可以吃吃明阁点心。
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回家吃饭最高兴


妈妈说,这样的普通菜肴,我都拍到这样爽!

其实,对于一个住在外地的游子,妈妈煮的家常便饭,就是最好吃的菜肴。管他是一碟蒸鱼,还是一碟青菜,吃起来,就是家的味道。

我每逢遇上什么假日,就会回家。有时候一阵风一样,来也匆匆、去也匆匆,别人总是很不明白。为什么花那么多钱,坐一趟飞机回家,又不请假?我的年假是够少了……再请就完蛋了。可是,回家的时间是无价的,一趟来回机票百多块,也不算太贵,开心就好。我回家,爸爸妈妈也开心。一家人围着吃住家饭,其乐无比。

妈妈是烹饪高手,这一点相信大家早已在姐姐的博客见识了不少。每回回家,妈妈都有新菜肴上桌,幸福到没话说!这回,妈妈从电视上学来的,用冬瓜夹着培根,蒸一蒸,嗯……美味极了!味道清淡,培根带点咸味,冬瓜的甜味,混合在一起,淡淡香香,色香味俱全!


你说,我怎么有可能不爱回家呢?

2010年3月24日星期三

Missing Comments

There had been some time that I realized there weren't any comments on my entries, but of course, I keep writing anyhow.

I seldom sign in to my dashboard, but I did a few minutes ago, to realize I have quite a lot of comments awaiting for my approval to publish!!! I've totally forgotten that I requested for comments moderation since there are a lot of spam on my blog comments....

Thank you to all my friends and some anonymous readers who have left comments for me! Sorry for letting them sitting at the dashboard for so long...

Thank you for reading :)

2010年3月20日星期六

我们都是狗仔队

有没有发现,自己慢慢有着狗仔队的潜质?

没有?真的没有?

在认真点想,你有没有觉得自己有一丁点像狗仔队?

不相信?

这个年代,每个人都至少有个部落格、面子书、Twitter等之类的社交网站户口。搞了一个户口,就把自己平日拍的照片,自己生活的感言、对情人说的情话、对朋友说的废话、对人说的人话、对鬼说的鬼话……全都向全世界公布。

有些人喜欢在面子书向情人来个爱情宣言,搞到读者毛骨悚然!
有些人把工作的不快乐在网站发泄,搞到同事杯葛!
有些人把自拍的照片自恋的上传,搞到有人作呕!

可是,再作呕的东西,其实,都不关我们的事。很多时候,在面子书上活跃活动的,都不是自己最亲近的朋友,恶不恶心,其实一点也无关。可是偏偏,我们的狗仔队心态,是不是也要八一下,结果,饭后话题还是很多一下。

真的,这个年代,每个人都变成大明星,有空就向大家(认识与不认识的)报告近况;每个人都变成狗仔队,是不是也要八一下,还要加加意见。

这个年代很矛盾,明星各个多起来避开狗仔队,大众纷纷跑出来公开自己的生活……

真的,为什么我们这么矛盾?

2010年3月19日星期五

Best Manual in the World


When they said treat your readers like an idiot, this manual took it literally.

2010年3月15日星期一

Nodame Cantabile Finale & 1812 Overture


Thanks to Sock Hoai, I became a fan of Nodame since I watched the hilarious japanese drama. Since then, I watched all the released movies, including the latest finale in Paris, with Sock Hoai and Ai Mei of course, who else :)

Nodame never failed to make us laugh like crazy, even though we had so little sleep the night before. (SH only slept for one hour, poor thing)

But today, I'm actually writing to tell you about 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, instead of the movie. I always like Tchaikovsky's pieces, 1812 Overture was also one of my favourite. During the show, I was very delighted when this song was in their song list of the concert.

At the end of the piece, there's a scene where the concert manager went out of the concert hall, and lit up the cannons. The entire cinema was laughing, including me of course. I thought it was just another joke.

But this afternoon, I found out, I am the joke to have laughed at that scene!

I was playing 1812 Overture from Youtube on headphone while writing a report today. As the song approached the end, I heard some familiar sounds. I thought, "This percussion really sounds like a bomb!" So curiously, I turned on the monitor to check what percussion was that. To my surprise, the concert was really firing something on the stage!!!

I couldn't help myself sharing this with Sock Hoai and she as dumbfounded as I was. She googled and found out that "cannons" were actually listed in instruments in this song!

Still couldn't believe? Watch this video and read the info at right column.

I am very impressed!

2010年3月6日星期六

Alice in Wonderland in 3D

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I've watched Alice in Wonderland in 3D. The 3D was very smooth and there are lots of depths in the 3D, hence, it makes things really really 3D! And this time, the 3D glasses are better, I felt more comfortable throughout the entire show, there's no need to adjust the glasses every few minutes.

The story has nothing to shout about. It's a Disney show, good and evil are very distinct. You know the story from start to end by 5 minutes of the show. But, if you grow up watching Disney cartoons like me, and can still remember bits and pieces of the old cartoons even when you're way past your childhood. Well, I think you should never miss this show.

The blue caterpillar, the mad hatter, the white rabbit, the red queens, the cards soldiers, the cat, the weird animals, the twins etc... They are memories of my childhood, and watching them, feels like meeting old friends.

Yee Hau complained the story was too flat.

I thought they're ok, because I'm only expecting fairy tales from Disney, not any super big film.

Rating? I should give a 3/5, it was not as good as I expected it to be. But, the wonderful colour had made me feel Wonderland enough :)

Anyway, it's my "Happy Unbirthday" today :D

2010年3月4日星期四

Alice in Wonderland



Everybody knows I'm a JD fan.

But you may not know, I grow up watching tonnes of cartoons. I meant tonnes! And a lot of time, I watched them repeatedly as if there's nothing else to do in the world. Alice in Wonderland was one of them.

I've been looking forward for Alice in Wonderland in movie since I knew Tim Burton was going to make one :D Tim Burton & Johnny Depp, the best!

I was just preparing myself for the show, so I searched for the pieces of Wonderland memories on Youtube. Oh gosh... I love it!

The Unbirthday Party, the Caterpillar, the Queen etc...

However, my colleague commented that this show makes him feel like everybody is on drug! Is that it? I thought it was full of imagination~

:)

2010年3月1日星期一

旧情人

我最讨厌农历新年回家乡,每个姨妈姑姐都会很关心我的下半生。

我的下半生?我从来没有计划。除了一些金钱上的计划,不要问我梦幻的婚礼是什么,不要问我梦想的伴侣是谁。爱情,是缘分。有缘分,就可以找个好的,开开心心一起度过一生。没有缘分,我一个人也可以开开心心,度过我的一生。

“我老了总可以在老人痴呆症之前给自己找间好的养老院就是了”我不耐烦的时候就会这么答。

我不是不相信爱情,只是伤得也够深了。初恋以后,几乎每段都是残局收场。后来最后一段,我真的认为他就是我的白马王子,后来却被我发现他一直以脚踏两船,到后来,我都不知道,究竟她是第三者,还是我。她比我年轻漂亮,比我有钱。而且,他说她的胸部比我大。

我请了一个月的假,在内蒙古、北京溜达了一阵子。决定,这辈子都不会为这种没用的男人伤心。绝对不会!

今年的农历新年,姨妈姑姐也问得有点厌了,毕竟问了五年,你要是不累,我会觉得你很厉害。开开心心到城里和旧同学会面,可是“欢乐的时光过得真快,都是时候说拜拜”,朋友们都有自己的家庭,总不能拉着脸皮不放人。我付钱请客,就各走各路。

在停车场,突然有人叫着我。我看着他,他愣了一下,“对不起,可能我认错人了。可是你真的很像我朋友。”,就走了。

我不是不知道他是谁,只是不想认出他是谁。才相隔五年他长得像“富商”一样。早就在流浪回来以后,听说她找到一个更有钱的嫁了。你会选,别人也会。这叫报应。

旧情人认了又怎么样?屈膝畅谈旧事?还是旧情复炽?还是互相指责?还是无言以对?

我看着他颓废的模样,在车上独自捧腹大笑,直到眼泪流……

(本故事纯属虚构,如有类同纯属巧合)

2010年2月27日星期六

祈求一点雨




天气实在是热到不行

没有一点雨

我像那朵黄花一样

皱皱了

老天爷

求求你吧

来一场清爽的大雨

2010年2月23日星期二

What is Love?

My friend asked me what is love.

I have no definition to love, but I know I can differentiate love from like.

When you love someone,

You go extra miles for the person
You are happy when the person did a little things for you
You miss the person when him/her is not around
You want the togetherness
You long for a hug
You feel close
You are happy when the person is happy
You are sad when the person is sad
You are even paranoid sometimes
...

You can have these feelings to lots of people, because you can exert love to many people. Different types of love. To your lover, your family, your closed friends.

Love is always a broad term.

To love your family that you're born with, it just comes so naturally.

To love your friends who stand by your side when you're in trouble, but doesn't require you to stay with him/her/them forever and ever, it requires lesser decision making.

To love your lover, whom "Till death do us apart", it requires tonnes of courage and a lot of decision making. Because that, is a gamble of your life.

Knowing love doesn't guarantee one to find love. There's a scenario that love stories like to paint, is when a girl married to a guy who loves her more than she loves him. The girl's heart is with someone who left her. I always thought that is some stupid love stories that was trying too hard to sell. But I have been so naive, I had just recently found out that these can happen in real life.

My friend told me the strongest reason for a girl to married a guy that she likes but doesn't love, is age. Society, especially in Asia, still hold the "belief" that girls should be married before reaching age of 30. Under such tremendous pressure, a lot of people had made decision as this.

So, I guess it depends on how you want your life to be. To married a person you like but not love, and gamble for your marriage and whole life? Or to search for the perfect one, have no fear to love, even when you're age of 40, 50 or even older...

I still, hold strong belief that everyone has a true love. You can only piece the puzzles that are matched. If you forced the puzzles to match, they're never a picture, nor they're happy.

Have you found your puzzle?

Don't give up hope, because I believe, everybody has a piece of true match, waiting at the corner. And because I love my friends, I don't wish any of my friends would ever fall into this.

Let's not give up, for love.

2010年2月13日星期六

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus


*Disclaimer: If you intend to watch this movie, you might consider not reading this post!

Ever since I know this movie is releasing, I know I shall never missed this! How could one resist to watch Heath Ledger for the last time in cinema? Moreover, Johnny Depp and Jude Law were both playing a part as well. I can't resist, for sure.

My personal thoughts after watching the movie, I thought the show was very Buddhism. It was how a human deal with temptations and choices in life.

When the characters of the movie moved into the mirror, they're actually in Doctor Parnassus's mind. In this imaginative world, you will see the things you wanted the most. There will be two paths. One lead to temptations, one lead to reality. If you chose temptations, you'll die in Doctor Parnassus's mind, and hence, disappear from the real world, forever.

Doctor Parnassus himself had temptations too. Immortality and youth. That was why, he made deals with Devil. But the deal, was to give in any children he fathered to Devil when the child reached age of 16. When the little girl of Doctor Parnassus reached 16, that's when Doctor Parnassus worst nightmare came about. So deal after deal he made... Temptations and choices he had to face.

I thought, all the characters, Tony, Percy, Anton, the daughter, are reflections of Doctor Parnassus thoughts and temptations at different time. Because every human, at different time, we could act differently, having different characters and personality.

Percy was his angle every time he fell into Devil's trap, daughter was Love, Anton was heroic, Tony was trouble... The ending of the show, is all depends on Doctor Parnassus himself. Because he decided on which reflections to sacrifice, which reflections to stay.

I would like to watch this movie again, but not in the cinema anymore. It feels like The Matrix, you just have to watch 2nd time, to get a full picture of what the story wanted to tell you, in the hidden message.

Additional note:
I have never expected the transition of Heath Ledger to Johnny Depp could be so smooth. Wonderful!

2010年2月6日星期六

Comfort


When it's cold, I get warmth from coffee

When I'm tired, I get a kick from coffee

When I crave, I go for coffee



(for your information, i haven't had coffee for a while, been trying to get rid of drinking that everyday, but doesn't mean not drinking at all :D )

2010年2月4日星期四

Darth Vader, I am :P

I've finally made a decision, to pay $99 for a pair of Adidas Limited Edition, Star Wars Series. I just love my new Darth Vader shoes :)

The Box




Even the wrapper was Darth Vader :)

The Shoes






When Darth Vader meets Darth Vader



He's happy because the force is with him :P


Swimming happily in the world of Darth Vader

My colleague went to the shop with me during lunch time. He's not as crazy as I am towards Star Wars, but he'd like to check the Stormtrooper Shoes out too. I was persuading him so hard to buy, because I would like to "mind control" him.
(Actually the Stormtrooper shoes are better looking, because they're white. But, I'm just not going to buy Stormtrooper, seriously, I don't want to be the clones)

Unfortunately, he didn't buy. So me, the "Darth Vader" couldn't mind control anybody la~~~~

I'm sure I'll hear Darth Vader theme in the wind when I put this on >.<