Monday, September 26, 2011

If Only

OMG OMG OMG!

I finally recovered my hard drive from my old broken laptop. And amongst all the crappy junk I had in there, I found my folder of all the poems that I had written when I was young. I am SO HAPPY!

SO HAPPY!!!!

This particular poem is one that I really love and is proud of. Was written 3 years ago, when I was about to finish Uni and would have to say goodbye forever to then boyfriend. How weird that so many things have changed, eh?


IF ONLY

If only time would stop
And people would freeze
No sound in the air
But just us two
In the middle of a kiss
If only miracles would happen
And luck is on our side
There’s no one stopping us
Or asking us to hide

But if only I can forget you
Or keep you off my mind
Let us stop this game
‘Coz it’s making us blind
If only I could erase you
Erase you from my head
Wake up tomorrow
And forget today

If only when I see you
I can look away
Stop your beautiful eyes
From taking my breath away

If only I can erase the smell of your skin
Or the magical feeling when we touch
Forget the moment when we kiss
Oh boy, it just hurts too much
If only I can forget your laughter
Or how your face looks when you smile
Forget how your eyes twinkle
And how it’d make me tremble for a while

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Someone Needs To Grow Up Or Get Smacked

The more I think about it, the more I come to realize what a lame person you are. The annoying thing is, I was brought up not to judge, but when it comes to you, it's so difficult not to judge. I can't stand how you always think you're the greatest, and that you think you're perfect.

YOU'RE NOT!

So stop saying things like, "Oh she will do anything for me because she loooooovvvesssss me!!!" or "He told me that *name* is lucky to have me as his girlfriend because I'm SO freaking hot!!" When you say that, it makes me want to gag....then dig a hole with my bare hands and kill myself with a straw. That's how lame I think you are.

Honey, take a look at yourself in the mirror and tell me honestly you think you're the hottest woman in the world...because if you think you are, I'd like to recommend that you go have your eyes checked!!! It might sound mean, but I'm so sick of hearing you talk about how 'perfect' and 'smart' and 'mature' you are. Tell me, if you're so beautiful and if your boyfriend is so lucky to have you as his girlfriend, why are you so freaking self concious about yourself, and why do you always hold a tight leash around your boyfriend? You're so paranoid that he's gonna leave you the moment he walks out the door without you grabbing on to his hands. It's pathetic, really.

And you're not matured! You think just because you drive a car, have a boyfriend and have a job that it automatically puts you in the mature category? Puhlease, the moment your ex-boyfriend broke up with you, you threw a hissy fit and started throwing things around like a looney. Your parents pay for all your expenses - school, rent, car and when something 'terrible' happens, you cry and go running to your parents and you think you're mature? You're this 18 years old kid trying to act all grown up but in reality you're just a kid who's trying to impress the world. You don't know the first thing about being a grown up. Try coming back to reality.

And I really don't think the fact that if you buy branded bags and clothes make you more of a woman. REALLY?? How can you even think that, let alone say it out? So if women who don't buy anything branded at all are NOT women? What are they, freaking aliens? Just because you like spending 300 bucks on an ugly piece of cloth, it doesn't make you a woman. It's amazing to hear what comes out of your mouth. It really is.

I think the most annoying thing is the way you act. Saying things like this, "OMG!! Yesterday, we went out with my new best friend and her boyfriend and we all had the best new best friend couple date!!" Really? Are you 6? I think the last time I heard something like that was when I was in year 8 or 9!! And then when your new best friend dumps you, you come running to me and expect me to be your best friend?! Sorry hun, but first of all - I don't do the whole 'She's MY best friend" scenario. I ain't that childish, I like having a bunch of best friends and I actually like going out in a group and have fun, not sit there and pout like a fat cow wanting to have all the attention on to yourself. Stop being such an attention seeker, you are not that interesting. And another thing - I'm NOT your backup best friend, I'm not someone you can just throw to the side when you're done with me and then pick me up again when you can't find your new toy!

Grow up man.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Job Interview

I have a job interview on Tuesday.

Nervous much!?

I actually don't mind interviews that much, except for the fact that if you've only have ONE interview lined up so far, and if you don't get the job, you might not be able to pay rent and will have to start living in a cardboard box behind the bus stop.


Answer: I can fly. Seriously. Like superman. I fly.

  Answer: I hated it. That's why I'm here you dodo.

When all fails, I guess you can do this.



If it doesn't work, I guess you can start building your cardboard box.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heart Attack

I got my visa.

=)

A little bit of me just had a heart attack from all these mixed emotions. 




Monday, March 28, 2011

You Probably Think This Post Is About You. How Vain.

You know the day when you finally decided to be the bigger person and say ‘hi’ to the person who broke your heart ages ago, NOT because you’re still in love with them, but just out of courtesy and politeness. Then when the person doesn’t reply you, and you’re sitting there wondering if they are either busy or think they’re too cool to reply you?

It’s neither.
The truth is, they’d turned into retards and couldn’t remember how to use the keyboard.
Or their brains.

True story.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Whole World Is In Mourning, Have A Little Respect Or Shut Up

The tsunami and earthquake tragedy that struck Japan more than a week ago made a lot of people ask the BIG question: "Is the world coming to an end?" You can't blame those who ponder on that, with so many disasters happening, especially in the past two years. It saddens me, to read and hear about those who have lost their loved ones and lost their homes.

I read about so about how they deserved it because of the whale and dolphin killings. REALLY??!! That really made me angry! How can they be so ignorant and insensetive? Yes, it's true that the whale and dolphin killings were cruel, but that doesn't mean Japan had to go through such a tragedy to pay back for it. No one, and I mean NO ONE deserve to go through that. To those people out there who think they deserved it, SHAME ON YOU!!

Here is a list of natural disasters that happened around the world in just this year. (Jan 2011 - March 2011)
  • Earthquake magnitude 6.9 Argentina-January 1
  • Earthquake magnitude 5.2 - Southern XinJiang, China-January 1
  • Earthquake 7.1 magnitude Chile-January 2
  • More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Sky in Arkansas-January 2
  • Dead fish cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River-January 2
  • Uganda yellow fever outbreak kills more than 40-January 3
  • Earthquake Near Japan Triggers Tsunami Warning-January 3
  • Powerful earthquake hits south-east Iran-January 3
  • Earthquake 7.0 magnitude hits northern Argentina-January 3
  • Hundreds of dead blackbirds found in Louisiana-January 3
  • 10,000s of Birds found dead in Manitoba-January 3
  • Thousands of Birds fall from the sky in South America-January 3
  • Major Flood in Rockhampton, Australia-January 3
  • Dead Birds Found In Kentucky-January 4
  • 100 tons of dead fish wash up on Brazil's shores-January 4
  • Hundreds of dead birds found in East Texas-January 5
  • Dead birds in Sweden, millions of dead fish in Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand-January 5
  • Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa airport-January 5
  • 40,000 crabs found dead on England beaches-January 6
  • Heavy floods leave at least 35 dead in Brazil-January 6
  • Earthquake 4.5 magnitude in California-January 12
  • Huge Waves Destroy Homes in E. Indonesia-January 12
  • Victorian Flood - January 12
  • Thousands of marine animals found dead in Mato Grosso Do Sul / Amazon Region-Febuary 4
  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake- Christchurch, New Zealand -Febuary 21
  • Thousands of dead fish have washed up at Sebastian Inlet State Park Florida-Febuary
  • Millions of small fish including anchovies, sardines and mackerel were found dead at King Harbour area at Redondo Beach, California-March
  • Magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan-March 11
  • 40ft section of California Highway falls into Pacific Ocean-March 16
  • Magnitude 3.5 earthquake - offshore nothern California - March 17
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake- Vanuatu- March 17

Did all those people deserve that too? Is it really necessary to say that just because of a group of people have done a cruel act, that everyone else should pay for it?! If you say yes, I'm sorry to say this, but you are a sick, sick person and you should get some help. Or maybe just go bury yourself in dog poo.

Some say all these are happening due to the next coming of Jesus Christ, some are saying that people have sinned too much and God wants us to repent, some are saying that disasters are happening due to the over-population in the world, some are saying that the movie '2012' is actually 'true', some says that the world is too weak and old and is time to die, some are saying that natural disasters happen every year and this year is no exception, some are even saying that aliens are coming.

Whatever you chose to believe in, just don't ever say that "they deserve to go through a natural disaster and lose their loved ones/homes, etc because they are cruel. It's kind of 'country-ist'. Don't generalize. People are not types of chocolate.

The whole world is in mourning, have some respect. If you don't have anything nice to say, take a hike and shut the hell up.

To those who have been directly or indirectly affected by any of the tragedies, you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers.

R.I.P to those who have lost their lives.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Housemate From Hell

I think my housemate is a psychopath. Or at least, a potential psychopath. Or whatever- he's a housemate from Hell. When he is around, I just feel uncomfortable, almost nervous. The things he do aren't very psychopathic, but it's the small little things added up together that makes me think there is a darker, evil side of him. Oh and that day I heard him singing a Celine Dion song in the shower. Loud. At 9.28AM.

He leaves plates after plates of half eaten food on the kitchen counter, sometimes for days. And that once that pissed me off the most - he left bacon fat stips on the cutting board out on the kitchen counter for 2 whole days. Plates, pots, pans and utensils are always left unwashed. And when he does finally wash it, he washes it with soap then doesn't wash the soap off and leaves it to dry. That means each time I use anything from the kitchen, even a freaking tea sponn, I'd have to wash it first. And I really wish he would stop using my stuff if he doesn't know the basic rule of putting them back where he found them. Once he had a party and without asking, he used my pots, my salt & pepper shakers, my lime juice, tomato & bbq sauce, potato masher and cheese grater as well as my baking trays and then left them dirty everywhere around the house for 2 days! See, I don't mind if my housemates uses my stuff, as long as they respect it and clean it then put it back to where they got it from. Be considerate and besides - it's comman sense!!

He curses all the time. *Enter curse words here* And I mean really bad curse words. Sometimes early in the morning, when I'm still daydreaming on the bed at 8.30 or 9 in the morning, I'd hear him stomping on the floor, slamming the doors and cursing really loud. It just ruins the day for me. I especially feel sorry for the doors. What have they ever done to him? And - furthermore, what can he possibly be sooooo pissed off about THAT early in the morning? Did he wake up forgetting some Celine Dion songs lines?

He says the most inappopriate and dumb jokes. For an example, last weekend the hubby and I decided to go to Woolies to get milk and cereal for breakfast the next day. As we were walking out, Mr.Dumb Housemate said, "Oh yeah, you guys are actually going out for the munchies, aren't you?" and snickered. I wanted to punch that look off his face, and I don't even like violence. I wanted to yell, "Just because it is late and we were going to the supermarket, that doesn't mean we're crack heads like you. Why don't you just go back into your room and sing some emo songs and shoot yourself in the toes, you tiny little prick!"

Oh and did I mention, he doesn't sleep in his room, he hordes the living room (so this means the hubby and the other housemate and I don't spend any time whatsoever in the living room like normal people) he sleeps on the couch in the living room, and told us, "I can't sleep on a bed unless I have a warm body next to me." Gross image dude. And totally weird. It's already bad enough that he sometimes walk around the house in his tiny little tight red underwear, and laughs when I turn around and walk the other way, but he also has this habit of walking around shirtless and then asks me if he is getting more muscular or more tan. Sometimes I just want to high fly kick him in his face (If I could, I would) and tell him to bugger off, because he reminds me of an annoying praying mantis.

This guy is 30 years old, but I feel like he's 10. He's a PHD student in some bio-chemistry thingy and he still doesn't know basic things in life and living in a share house.

So, is he a psychopath? Maybe.
But is he a douchebag? Definitely.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Deep. Meaningful. Honest.

Count That Day Lost

If you sit down at set of sun

And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost.

- George Elliot -

Thursday, February 17, 2011

You're A Problem

Why is that everytime we get through one problem, another annoying problem pops up?

It's just my luck. I'm so effing frustrated and depressed. Life's so unfair.
I wish you will just disappear!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year 2011 - Year of the Rabbit


Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

Chinese all around the world are celebrating this auspicious celebration today. (And some part of the world, tomorrow) People wearing red and gold, carrying baskets and baskets of hampers and gifts, cartons of mandarin oranges and pineapple tarts and almond cookies, adults giving 'ang pow' to the children, fire crackers going on and off at every direction, plates after plates of food are shoved in front of you and down your throat, and of course the family reunions where you meet up with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and other relatives you didn't even knew you were related to. Friends and neighbours will come, some bearing gifts and some expecting gifts.

There will be a lot of gambling, where the adults will usually play mahjong and the teenagers or kids will play clards. But every where you go, you see laughter, joy, happiness and even strangers are generally nice to you.
I guess now that I am not in Malaysia anymore and am unable to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family and friends, the thing that I miss the most is spending time together with my family and friends. I guess, in most ways that is the only thing that makes a celebration a true celebration.

When I was young, obviously the food and the 'ang pows' were the most important thing. But now that I am older and wiser, those things are no longer as important. What's important now is spending time together with your loved ones and making every minute count. Because, honestly what's Chinese New Year without family and friends? It's just another day in the week.


So, we Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year, but not all of us know what each tradition means as we were brought up with it since young. Sadly most traditions have died as we are now more modern and think that traditions are just 'old wives tales'. Well, a lot of my friends ask me what Chinese New Year is and why is it so important, and even more - how is it celebrated?

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese culture. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar (hence the name), and it is a time for family reunions and scrumptious feasts. Chinese New Year traditionally lasts from the first day to the 15th day of the New Year (which is Lantern Festival) Also, on the eve of the Chinese New Year is celebrated as the 'Eve of the Passing Year'. It's a tradition to go back to your hometown (in my case, it's where my grandparents live) and have a huge family dinner. We call this our 'annual family reunion'.
A lot of people probably don't know this (even me
until about half an hour ago), but Chinese New Year has had influences from other cultures such as the Vietnamese, Koreans, Tibetans, Mongolians and the Bhutanese.

The Chinese New Year is a chance to leave the problems of the previous year behind. It is important to start the New Year
fresh, and this means cleaning up the house and buying new clothes. Houses are decorated with red banners which have auspicious couplets written on them such as "happiness", "luck", "health & longevity" and "prosperity". These are hung around doorways and are intended to bring luck to the household for the coming year. (and the 'Prosperity God')
Red is a very important color in Chinese culture, symbolizing prosperity. Many people will wear red clothes during the New Year celebrations, and houses will have many red decorations such as Chinese knot work and lanterns. Some house will also go as far as have red lights and streamers decorated all around the house.

"Ang Pows" or red envelopes are given to children or to those who are unmarried. In those "ang pows" contain money which totals an even number, for an example $20. The number "4" in Chinese means "death" which is why an "ang pow" should never contain anything with "4", for an example $4, $40 or $400.

The reason why fireworks and crackers are so popular during this festive season, beside the fact that it's fun and beautiful, is also because loud noises scares of evil spirits. This is why for the entire 15 days, our sky is lighted up with beautiful fireworks displays.

Another tradition that my family follows is that during the Chinese New Year celebration, you are not allowed to clean the house, ie: sweep the floor. The reason behind this is that you're sweeping away the good luck that the God of Prosperity has brought in. This is why the day before Chinese New Year, the whole house is cleaned, scrubbed, mopped, wiped, swept and practically polished.

My grandmother also used to frown at us if we wore anything black during Chinese New Year. Black symbolises death and bad luck, that is why Chinese (especially children) don't wear anything black for any reunions.

Also, during Chinese New Year, we were told to never swear or curse and not to say anything like "I have no money", or "I am unlucky". This will attract bad spirits to you, and for the remaining of the year, you will have bad luck.

However you celebrate Chinese New Year and whatever traditions you and your family follows, I wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and may your New Year bring you good health, prosperity, happiness and love. To those who are travelling back to see your loved ones, drive safe. Just remember, Chinese New Year is all about being together with your family, friends and loved ones. The food/money/gambling is just a plus point. LOL. To those who are unable to spend Chinese New Year with their loved ones due to work, travelling or whatever other reasons, don't despair. Just play some Chinese New Year songs and cook yourself a homecook Chinese New Year dish you're used to.


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

W-e-e-k-e-n-d

You know what I love mosts about the weekend?

The ability to not give a damn when you're ordering the 5th shot of tequila pop and knowing you will have a hell of a time trying to nurse your intense hangover the next day.

I'm just saying...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Sun Is Going To Eat Me


It's so hot out there!

I feel like the sun is about to goble me up whole! Seriously, it's like 32 degrees right now and I can't even think straight. Oh Winter, I'll never bitch about you ever again. Please come back to me.

On the plus side, my dress finally arrived! Woot! I bought a dress from ebay and I'm so super excited! It's a pink halter neck dress with a very nice blue sash that ties in a bow on the back. The back part of the dress has a longer hemline than the front and it's double layer with the inner layer in hot pink and the top layer in baby pink. It's a little loose on me, though it was supposed to be a Medium size, but it's too pretty for me to worry too much about it.

Ain't it pretty? I'm gonna save it for Valentine's Day! *crosses fingers* Hopes the husband takes me somewhere nice.

And now, I'm going to devour a bowl of chocolate & honeycomb ice cream, sit in front of the air con and watch The Big Bang Theory.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Why My Life Is So Amazing

I know I have not blogged in like 2 weeks now. But my life has been so awesome and busy lately that I find blogging such a mundane task.

If only that was true.

The truth is I've been staying at home doing nothing all day, playing Dynasty Warrior and watching Oprah and Judge Judy. Is it depressing? Kinda. But is it fun? Definitely.
Oprah has got to be the best talkshow host ever! Larry King is as bad as a spoiled fish compared to Oprah. (no offense to Larry's fans out there.) Plus, Oprah gives away awesome gifts! And Judge Judy cracks me up. She's so sarcastic and blunt that it's hilarious watching her giving someone a hard time. Plus, watching dumb people make a fool out of themselves, suing their family members/close friends/neighbours for such small, petty things is pretty funny.

Dynasty Warrior is an awesome game that I played on PS2 years ago. And a few days ago, a friend told me that the game is available online on aeria games. It was a joyous moment. (Yeah, all you WOW players, bite me!)

Some pics to prove that DW is better than any other online games out there. Yes, you heard me. Any other games.

A scene from a battle

DW's characters


Da Xiao, my favourite character


It's a pretty addictive game. Just the other day, I spent 10 hours straight playing this game. So, if you don't have a lot of time to spare, I suggest you don't play this game. Go play WOW, you'll stop playing after about 3 minutes.

OK, the DW's addict is going to stop now and continue with the addiction.
Will try not to have so much of a life, so I can blog more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

If I Were Rich.....

....... here's what I'd do:

Build my own zoo, and another one specially for endangered animals.


Charity


Buy a cool house


Buy a cool car


Buy my husband a castle in Europe. (Yes, he wants a castle)


Travel all around the world


Go on a cruise. With my entire family and in laws.


Buy myself an island. Yeah baby, an island!


Instead of a crazy cat lady, I'll be the crazy dog lady.


Need I say more? Parties people. PartIES.


This is what my wardbrobe will look like. =)


I'll finally be able to buy as many shoes as I want.



I'll buy all those cool gadgets that I don't even know what they're for.


World's Record: Longest Whisper Chain

Check this out yo!

Epic Fail


*ouch*
This person's wife should go back and hit him on his head with a frying pan.


OMG! Justin Bieber has gotta be a joke! He has a nail polish collection?! And it's called the 'One Less Lonely Girl' collection? Maybe he's that guy who carried out the DIY sex change procedure.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Why Vodka is Evil

Never...drinking vodka ever again.
Last night, on our supposedly 'quiet night out' with a few friends, the husband and I ended up reaching home at 2.30 in the morning, my head was spinning and that cheeseburger from Mcds was a really bad idea after all.
Woke up at 8.30 this morning and panicked because I thought it was 8.30 at night. Yes, I was that retarded. Sue me.
So yes, I have declared a war against vodka, and never shall I drink it ever again. I will stick to a drink that would not give me a hangover the next morning. Something like...orange juice. Yes. Orange juice is my new best friend.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sydney Or Not To Sydney, That Is The Question

I'm weighing the pros and cons of moving to Sydney:

PROS:
1) Averagely higher paying salary.
2) Probability of landing a job is easier as there are more job opportunities.
3) There are more shops/bars/clubs in Sydney than in boring lifeless Canberra.
4) My sister and brother in law is in Sydney - which means we can have weekly dinner and shopping spree dates.
5) Averagely cheaper rent. (Saw a couple of beautiful places in North Ryde that costs $270 - $330 for the whole apartment a week, which the husband and I could still afford atm. We are renting ONE room now in a shared house for $200 a week not inclusive of bills and internet.)
6) We can go to the beach whenever we want.
7) My brother in law (the husband's brother) is moving to Sydney, so this means it will be easier for the parents in law to visit us as now they would have to visit us in Canberra then to Sydney to visit him.
8) Mamak is in Sydney.
9) Sydney is way cooler. And I don't just mean the weather.
10) Sydney's Harbour Bridge is awesome.
11) Sydney's Opera House is awesome.
12) Apparently, food is cheaper.
13) Blue Mountain is nearby!
14) It's nearer to Gold Coast! Gold Coast baby! Gold Coast!!
15) Better public transportation
16) More things to do / more places to go to on a boring Saturday night.
17) Better weather than Canberra.
18) Less 'kampung'.


CONS:
1) I hate moving.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chinese Horoscope 2011

Every year, my mum, aunt and grandmother will sit in the living room and have a very long discussion about horoscopes. Western horoscopes, Asian horoscopes, star signs, palm readings, face readings, feng shui, you name it - they've read it. Every year, they buy books and magazines, read the newspapers and watch shows about luck and horoscopes and ways to 'improve your life, career, home, love, health and luck.'

Of course, every year, my mum will tell me the things I should and shouldn't do. Colours and numbers I should avoid, food I should eat, holidays I shouldn't go to, how I have to save money, work hard and buy her a porche. (ok, the last bid was just an exaggeration, but you know what I mean)

Anyway, this year because I'm in Australia and my parents have moved to the States, my mum then emailed the horoscopes to my sister and I. Now, I feel obligated to share it with all of you. And perhaps, it will either help you or humour you.

Like they say, it's better safe than sorry. Horoscopes may sound 'unscientific' , 'unlogical' , 'mumbo jumbo', but what harm could it be to follow a few simple things like, "don't wear anything green this year."? LOL.

Once again, Happy New Year all.

The 12 Animal Sign Forecast for 2011!



Rabbit
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

This is your year! Though it may not be absolute perfect, but you don't have much to be concerned about - just be prepared to deflect any negative vibes that may come your way. Expect smooth financial operations and some measure of support from other people at your time of need.




Dragon
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

Don't rest on good luck to help you this year. Take control and focus on putting on all the right moves to achieve success. Avoid making hasty decisions. An ideal time to concentrate on advancing your professional life than your love life because opportunities for romance will not be so thriving.




Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

Life gets interesting and challenging this year! Get ready and pack your bags for new adventures - literally - as travel opportunities are abound. There's a chance of increasing wealth and romantic luck as well. However, be wise in all your endeavors and take caution when you travel.




Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

There will be some happy events and glad tidings for you, especially in the form of help from other people. Though you may need to be wary of those with hidden agendas or spread gossip, you still have trustworthy ones behind your back. Expect personal relationship to undergo positive transformation.




Goat
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

The year may start off as problematic at first but fear not, the challenge is a potential opportunity or success. You will receive help, support, and solutions from people when you need it most. This will help you overcome all these difficulty and ensure that the year will end with a much positive note.




Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Greater opportunities for professional and financial success are in the cards this year. So make the most of it! However, be wary not to over-exert yourself in the name of career success or else you may find yourself with health problems. Expect positive changes in the domestic or home front as well.




Rooster
1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

You will tackle the year's challenges with strength and conviction, showing your mettle to overcome it. However, watch out for obstacles ahead as it may signal the loss of something. But take heart: Don't give up. Use your creativity and flexibility to get back on the saddle again as the experience gained will help to push you forward.




Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Expect a generally good year ahead with no major problems. Though that doesn't mean you don't need to take heed of some risks that may crop up. Keep an eye out just in case. That said, enjoy good fortune as it comes your way. Career-wise, your outlook is pretty sunny and you will also enjoy good relations with the people at work.




Pig
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Good things will come to you, career-wise. But all this depends on how well you spot opportunities and make the most of it. You are prone to misunderstandings with others this year, so take note and play it cool. Plans may go awry and derailed you from your objectives. Best to be prepared so you can overcome any potential obstacles heading your way.




Rat
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

You can pump your fist in the air in jubilance as good fortune in terms of material wealth and relationships are coming your way. Expect possibilities of an increase of income or promotion and a likelihood of romance. However, do take care of your health and be alert for other troubles that bring legal problems, scandals and loss of reputation.




Ox
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Be wise and aware, and keep a low profile this year as some problems in 2010 still remains. Worry not; there will still be time for you to enjoy success. Just stay positive, be proactive and play your cards right. Then things will fall into place. Devote your time and energy to care for elderly family members. Also, be alert as you may be prone to lose money or property.




1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Much improvement is heading your direction this year, especially in terms of professional development and career outlook. However, think before you act and stay calm when you approach problems. Take care of your health and those of family at home. Remember: Prevention is better than cure. Relationship-wise, romance is on your side. Just look a little closer to home.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

If Only

OMG OMG OMG!

I finally recovered my hard drive from my old broken laptop. And amongst all the crappy junk I had in there, I found my folder of all the poems that I had written when I was young. I am SO HAPPY!

SO HAPPY!!!!

This particular poem is one that I really love and is proud of. Was written 3 years ago, when I was about to finish Uni and would have to say goodbye forever to then boyfriend. How weird that so many things have changed, eh?


IF ONLY

If only time would stop
And people would freeze
No sound in the air
But just us two
In the middle of a kiss
If only miracles would happen
And luck is on our side
There’s no one stopping us
Or asking us to hide

But if only I can forget you
Or keep you off my mind
Let us stop this game
‘Coz it’s making us blind
If only I could erase you
Erase you from my head
Wake up tomorrow
And forget today

If only when I see you
I can look away
Stop your beautiful eyes
From taking my breath away

If only I can erase the smell of your skin
Or the magical feeling when we touch
Forget the moment when we kiss
Oh boy, it just hurts too much
If only I can forget your laughter
Or how your face looks when you smile
Forget how your eyes twinkle
And how it’d make me tremble for a while

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Someone Needs To Grow Up Or Get Smacked

The more I think about it, the more I come to realize what a lame person you are. The annoying thing is, I was brought up not to judge, but when it comes to you, it's so difficult not to judge. I can't stand how you always think you're the greatest, and that you think you're perfect.

YOU'RE NOT!

So stop saying things like, "Oh she will do anything for me because she loooooovvvesssss me!!!" or "He told me that *name* is lucky to have me as his girlfriend because I'm SO freaking hot!!" When you say that, it makes me want to gag....then dig a hole with my bare hands and kill myself with a straw. That's how lame I think you are.

Honey, take a look at yourself in the mirror and tell me honestly you think you're the hottest woman in the world...because if you think you are, I'd like to recommend that you go have your eyes checked!!! It might sound mean, but I'm so sick of hearing you talk about how 'perfect' and 'smart' and 'mature' you are. Tell me, if you're so beautiful and if your boyfriend is so lucky to have you as his girlfriend, why are you so freaking self concious about yourself, and why do you always hold a tight leash around your boyfriend? You're so paranoid that he's gonna leave you the moment he walks out the door without you grabbing on to his hands. It's pathetic, really.

And you're not matured! You think just because you drive a car, have a boyfriend and have a job that it automatically puts you in the mature category? Puhlease, the moment your ex-boyfriend broke up with you, you threw a hissy fit and started throwing things around like a looney. Your parents pay for all your expenses - school, rent, car and when something 'terrible' happens, you cry and go running to your parents and you think you're mature? You're this 18 years old kid trying to act all grown up but in reality you're just a kid who's trying to impress the world. You don't know the first thing about being a grown up. Try coming back to reality.

And I really don't think the fact that if you buy branded bags and clothes make you more of a woman. REALLY?? How can you even think that, let alone say it out? So if women who don't buy anything branded at all are NOT women? What are they, freaking aliens? Just because you like spending 300 bucks on an ugly piece of cloth, it doesn't make you a woman. It's amazing to hear what comes out of your mouth. It really is.

I think the most annoying thing is the way you act. Saying things like this, "OMG!! Yesterday, we went out with my new best friend and her boyfriend and we all had the best new best friend couple date!!" Really? Are you 6? I think the last time I heard something like that was when I was in year 8 or 9!! And then when your new best friend dumps you, you come running to me and expect me to be your best friend?! Sorry hun, but first of all - I don't do the whole 'She's MY best friend" scenario. I ain't that childish, I like having a bunch of best friends and I actually like going out in a group and have fun, not sit there and pout like a fat cow wanting to have all the attention on to yourself. Stop being such an attention seeker, you are not that interesting. And another thing - I'm NOT your backup best friend, I'm not someone you can just throw to the side when you're done with me and then pick me up again when you can't find your new toy!

Grow up man.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Job Interview

I have a job interview on Tuesday.

Nervous much!?

I actually don't mind interviews that much, except for the fact that if you've only have ONE interview lined up so far, and if you don't get the job, you might not be able to pay rent and will have to start living in a cardboard box behind the bus stop.


Answer: I can fly. Seriously. Like superman. I fly.

  Answer: I hated it. That's why I'm here you dodo.

When all fails, I guess you can do this.



If it doesn't work, I guess you can start building your cardboard box.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heart Attack

I got my visa.

=)

A little bit of me just had a heart attack from all these mixed emotions. 




Monday, March 28, 2011

You Probably Think This Post Is About You. How Vain.

You know the day when you finally decided to be the bigger person and say ‘hi’ to the person who broke your heart ages ago, NOT because you’re still in love with them, but just out of courtesy and politeness. Then when the person doesn’t reply you, and you’re sitting there wondering if they are either busy or think they’re too cool to reply you?

It’s neither.
The truth is, they’d turned into retards and couldn’t remember how to use the keyboard.
Or their brains.

True story.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Whole World Is In Mourning, Have A Little Respect Or Shut Up

The tsunami and earthquake tragedy that struck Japan more than a week ago made a lot of people ask the BIG question: "Is the world coming to an end?" You can't blame those who ponder on that, with so many disasters happening, especially in the past two years. It saddens me, to read and hear about those who have lost their loved ones and lost their homes.

I read about so about how they deserved it because of the whale and dolphin killings. REALLY??!! That really made me angry! How can they be so ignorant and insensetive? Yes, it's true that the whale and dolphin killings were cruel, but that doesn't mean Japan had to go through such a tragedy to pay back for it. No one, and I mean NO ONE deserve to go through that. To those people out there who think they deserved it, SHAME ON YOU!!

Here is a list of natural disasters that happened around the world in just this year. (Jan 2011 - March 2011)
  • Earthquake magnitude 6.9 Argentina-January 1
  • Earthquake magnitude 5.2 - Southern XinJiang, China-January 1
  • Earthquake 7.1 magnitude Chile-January 2
  • More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Sky in Arkansas-January 2
  • Dead fish cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River-January 2
  • Uganda yellow fever outbreak kills more than 40-January 3
  • Earthquake Near Japan Triggers Tsunami Warning-January 3
  • Powerful earthquake hits south-east Iran-January 3
  • Earthquake 7.0 magnitude hits northern Argentina-January 3
  • Hundreds of dead blackbirds found in Louisiana-January 3
  • 10,000s of Birds found dead in Manitoba-January 3
  • Thousands of Birds fall from the sky in South America-January 3
  • Major Flood in Rockhampton, Australia-January 3
  • Dead Birds Found In Kentucky-January 4
  • 100 tons of dead fish wash up on Brazil's shores-January 4
  • Hundreds of dead birds found in East Texas-January 5
  • Dead birds in Sweden, millions of dead fish in Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand-January 5
  • Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa airport-January 5
  • 40,000 crabs found dead on England beaches-January 6
  • Heavy floods leave at least 35 dead in Brazil-January 6
  • Earthquake 4.5 magnitude in California-January 12
  • Huge Waves Destroy Homes in E. Indonesia-January 12
  • Victorian Flood - January 12
  • Thousands of marine animals found dead in Mato Grosso Do Sul / Amazon Region-Febuary 4
  • Magnitude 6.3 earthquake- Christchurch, New Zealand -Febuary 21
  • Thousands of dead fish have washed up at Sebastian Inlet State Park Florida-Febuary
  • Millions of small fish including anchovies, sardines and mackerel were found dead at King Harbour area at Redondo Beach, California-March
  • Magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan-March 11
  • 40ft section of California Highway falls into Pacific Ocean-March 16
  • Magnitude 3.5 earthquake - offshore nothern California - March 17
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake- Vanuatu- March 17

Did all those people deserve that too? Is it really necessary to say that just because of a group of people have done a cruel act, that everyone else should pay for it?! If you say yes, I'm sorry to say this, but you are a sick, sick person and you should get some help. Or maybe just go bury yourself in dog poo.

Some say all these are happening due to the next coming of Jesus Christ, some are saying that people have sinned too much and God wants us to repent, some are saying that disasters are happening due to the over-population in the world, some are saying that the movie '2012' is actually 'true', some says that the world is too weak and old and is time to die, some are saying that natural disasters happen every year and this year is no exception, some are even saying that aliens are coming.

Whatever you chose to believe in, just don't ever say that "they deserve to go through a natural disaster and lose their loved ones/homes, etc because they are cruel. It's kind of 'country-ist'. Don't generalize. People are not types of chocolate.

The whole world is in mourning, have some respect. If you don't have anything nice to say, take a hike and shut the hell up.

To those who have been directly or indirectly affected by any of the tragedies, you have my deepest sympathy and my prayers.

R.I.P to those who have lost their lives.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Housemate From Hell

I think my housemate is a psychopath. Or at least, a potential psychopath. Or whatever- he's a housemate from Hell. When he is around, I just feel uncomfortable, almost nervous. The things he do aren't very psychopathic, but it's the small little things added up together that makes me think there is a darker, evil side of him. Oh and that day I heard him singing a Celine Dion song in the shower. Loud. At 9.28AM.

He leaves plates after plates of half eaten food on the kitchen counter, sometimes for days. And that once that pissed me off the most - he left bacon fat stips on the cutting board out on the kitchen counter for 2 whole days. Plates, pots, pans and utensils are always left unwashed. And when he does finally wash it, he washes it with soap then doesn't wash the soap off and leaves it to dry. That means each time I use anything from the kitchen, even a freaking tea sponn, I'd have to wash it first. And I really wish he would stop using my stuff if he doesn't know the basic rule of putting them back where he found them. Once he had a party and without asking, he used my pots, my salt & pepper shakers, my lime juice, tomato & bbq sauce, potato masher and cheese grater as well as my baking trays and then left them dirty everywhere around the house for 2 days! See, I don't mind if my housemates uses my stuff, as long as they respect it and clean it then put it back to where they got it from. Be considerate and besides - it's comman sense!!

He curses all the time. *Enter curse words here* And I mean really bad curse words. Sometimes early in the morning, when I'm still daydreaming on the bed at 8.30 or 9 in the morning, I'd hear him stomping on the floor, slamming the doors and cursing really loud. It just ruins the day for me. I especially feel sorry for the doors. What have they ever done to him? And - furthermore, what can he possibly be sooooo pissed off about THAT early in the morning? Did he wake up forgetting some Celine Dion songs lines?

He says the most inappopriate and dumb jokes. For an example, last weekend the hubby and I decided to go to Woolies to get milk and cereal for breakfast the next day. As we were walking out, Mr.Dumb Housemate said, "Oh yeah, you guys are actually going out for the munchies, aren't you?" and snickered. I wanted to punch that look off his face, and I don't even like violence. I wanted to yell, "Just because it is late and we were going to the supermarket, that doesn't mean we're crack heads like you. Why don't you just go back into your room and sing some emo songs and shoot yourself in the toes, you tiny little prick!"

Oh and did I mention, he doesn't sleep in his room, he hordes the living room (so this means the hubby and the other housemate and I don't spend any time whatsoever in the living room like normal people) he sleeps on the couch in the living room, and told us, "I can't sleep on a bed unless I have a warm body next to me." Gross image dude. And totally weird. It's already bad enough that he sometimes walk around the house in his tiny little tight red underwear, and laughs when I turn around and walk the other way, but he also has this habit of walking around shirtless and then asks me if he is getting more muscular or more tan. Sometimes I just want to high fly kick him in his face (If I could, I would) and tell him to bugger off, because he reminds me of an annoying praying mantis.

This guy is 30 years old, but I feel like he's 10. He's a PHD student in some bio-chemistry thingy and he still doesn't know basic things in life and living in a share house.

So, is he a psychopath? Maybe.
But is he a douchebag? Definitely.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Deep. Meaningful. Honest.

Count That Day Lost

If you sit down at set of sun

And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went --
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay --
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face--
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost --
Then count that day as worse than lost.

- George Elliot -

Thursday, February 17, 2011

You're A Problem

Why is that everytime we get through one problem, another annoying problem pops up?

It's just my luck. I'm so effing frustrated and depressed. Life's so unfair.
I wish you will just disappear!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year 2011 - Year of the Rabbit


Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

Chinese all around the world are celebrating this auspicious celebration today. (And some part of the world, tomorrow) People wearing red and gold, carrying baskets and baskets of hampers and gifts, cartons of mandarin oranges and pineapple tarts and almond cookies, adults giving 'ang pow' to the children, fire crackers going on and off at every direction, plates after plates of food are shoved in front of you and down your throat, and of course the family reunions where you meet up with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and other relatives you didn't even knew you were related to. Friends and neighbours will come, some bearing gifts and some expecting gifts.

There will be a lot of gambling, where the adults will usually play mahjong and the teenagers or kids will play clards. But every where you go, you see laughter, joy, happiness and even strangers are generally nice to you.
I guess now that I am not in Malaysia anymore and am unable to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family and friends, the thing that I miss the most is spending time together with my family and friends. I guess, in most ways that is the only thing that makes a celebration a true celebration.

When I was young, obviously the food and the 'ang pows' were the most important thing. But now that I am older and wiser, those things are no longer as important. What's important now is spending time together with your loved ones and making every minute count. Because, honestly what's Chinese New Year without family and friends? It's just another day in the week.


So, we Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year, but not all of us know what each tradition means as we were brought up with it since young. Sadly most traditions have died as we are now more modern and think that traditions are just 'old wives tales'. Well, a lot of my friends ask me what Chinese New Year is and why is it so important, and even more - how is it celebrated?

Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese culture. It is celebrated on the new moon of the first month according to the lunar calendar (hence the name), and it is a time for family reunions and scrumptious feasts. Chinese New Year traditionally lasts from the first day to the 15th day of the New Year (which is Lantern Festival) Also, on the eve of the Chinese New Year is celebrated as the 'Eve of the Passing Year'. It's a tradition to go back to your hometown (in my case, it's where my grandparents live) and have a huge family dinner. We call this our 'annual family reunion'.
A lot of people probably don't know this (even me
until about half an hour ago), but Chinese New Year has had influences from other cultures such as the Vietnamese, Koreans, Tibetans, Mongolians and the Bhutanese.

The Chinese New Year is a chance to leave the problems of the previous year behind. It is important to start the New Year
fresh, and this means cleaning up the house and buying new clothes. Houses are decorated with red banners which have auspicious couplets written on them such as "happiness", "luck", "health & longevity" and "prosperity". These are hung around doorways and are intended to bring luck to the household for the coming year. (and the 'Prosperity God')
Red is a very important color in Chinese culture, symbolizing prosperity. Many people will wear red clothes during the New Year celebrations, and houses will have many red decorations such as Chinese knot work and lanterns. Some house will also go as far as have red lights and streamers decorated all around the house.

"Ang Pows" or red envelopes are given to children or to those who are unmarried. In those "ang pows" contain money which totals an even number, for an example $20. The number "4" in Chinese means "death" which is why an "ang pow" should never contain anything with "4", for an example $4, $40 or $400.

The reason why fireworks and crackers are so popular during this festive season, beside the fact that it's fun and beautiful, is also because loud noises scares of evil spirits. This is why for the entire 15 days, our sky is lighted up with beautiful fireworks displays.

Another tradition that my family follows is that during the Chinese New Year celebration, you are not allowed to clean the house, ie: sweep the floor. The reason behind this is that you're sweeping away the good luck that the God of Prosperity has brought in. This is why the day before Chinese New Year, the whole house is cleaned, scrubbed, mopped, wiped, swept and practically polished.

My grandmother also used to frown at us if we wore anything black during Chinese New Year. Black symbolises death and bad luck, that is why Chinese (especially children) don't wear anything black for any reunions.

Also, during Chinese New Year, we were told to never swear or curse and not to say anything like "I have no money", or "I am unlucky". This will attract bad spirits to you, and for the remaining of the year, you will have bad luck.

However you celebrate Chinese New Year and whatever traditions you and your family follows, I wish you a Happy Chinese New Year and may your New Year bring you good health, prosperity, happiness and love. To those who are travelling back to see your loved ones, drive safe. Just remember, Chinese New Year is all about being together with your family, friends and loved ones. The food/money/gambling is just a plus point. LOL. To those who are unable to spend Chinese New Year with their loved ones due to work, travelling or whatever other reasons, don't despair. Just play some Chinese New Year songs and cook yourself a homecook Chinese New Year dish you're used to.


HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!


Saturday, January 29, 2011

W-e-e-k-e-n-d

You know what I love mosts about the weekend?

The ability to not give a damn when you're ordering the 5th shot of tequila pop and knowing you will have a hell of a time trying to nurse your intense hangover the next day.

I'm just saying...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Sun Is Going To Eat Me


It's so hot out there!

I feel like the sun is about to goble me up whole! Seriously, it's like 32 degrees right now and I can't even think straight. Oh Winter, I'll never bitch about you ever again. Please come back to me.

On the plus side, my dress finally arrived! Woot! I bought a dress from ebay and I'm so super excited! It's a pink halter neck dress with a very nice blue sash that ties in a bow on the back. The back part of the dress has a longer hemline than the front and it's double layer with the inner layer in hot pink and the top layer in baby pink. It's a little loose on me, though it was supposed to be a Medium size, but it's too pretty for me to worry too much about it.

Ain't it pretty? I'm gonna save it for Valentine's Day! *crosses fingers* Hopes the husband takes me somewhere nice.

And now, I'm going to devour a bowl of chocolate & honeycomb ice cream, sit in front of the air con and watch The Big Bang Theory.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Why My Life Is So Amazing

I know I have not blogged in like 2 weeks now. But my life has been so awesome and busy lately that I find blogging such a mundane task.

If only that was true.

The truth is I've been staying at home doing nothing all day, playing Dynasty Warrior and watching Oprah and Judge Judy. Is it depressing? Kinda. But is it fun? Definitely.
Oprah has got to be the best talkshow host ever! Larry King is as bad as a spoiled fish compared to Oprah. (no offense to Larry's fans out there.) Plus, Oprah gives away awesome gifts! And Judge Judy cracks me up. She's so sarcastic and blunt that it's hilarious watching her giving someone a hard time. Plus, watching dumb people make a fool out of themselves, suing their family members/close friends/neighbours for such small, petty things is pretty funny.

Dynasty Warrior is an awesome game that I played on PS2 years ago. And a few days ago, a friend told me that the game is available online on aeria games. It was a joyous moment. (Yeah, all you WOW players, bite me!)

Some pics to prove that DW is better than any other online games out there. Yes, you heard me. Any other games.

A scene from a battle

DW's characters


Da Xiao, my favourite character


It's a pretty addictive game. Just the other day, I spent 10 hours straight playing this game. So, if you don't have a lot of time to spare, I suggest you don't play this game. Go play WOW, you'll stop playing after about 3 minutes.

OK, the DW's addict is going to stop now and continue with the addiction.
Will try not to have so much of a life, so I can blog more.

Monday, January 10, 2011

If I Were Rich.....

....... here's what I'd do:

Build my own zoo, and another one specially for endangered animals.


Charity


Buy a cool house


Buy a cool car


Buy my husband a castle in Europe. (Yes, he wants a castle)


Travel all around the world


Go on a cruise. With my entire family and in laws.


Buy myself an island. Yeah baby, an island!


Instead of a crazy cat lady, I'll be the crazy dog lady.


Need I say more? Parties people. PartIES.


This is what my wardbrobe will look like. =)


I'll finally be able to buy as many shoes as I want.



I'll buy all those cool gadgets that I don't even know what they're for.


World's Record: Longest Whisper Chain

Check this out yo!

Epic Fail


*ouch*
This person's wife should go back and hit him on his head with a frying pan.


OMG! Justin Bieber has gotta be a joke! He has a nail polish collection?! And it's called the 'One Less Lonely Girl' collection? Maybe he's that guy who carried out the DIY sex change procedure.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Why Vodka is Evil

Never...drinking vodka ever again.
Last night, on our supposedly 'quiet night out' with a few friends, the husband and I ended up reaching home at 2.30 in the morning, my head was spinning and that cheeseburger from Mcds was a really bad idea after all.
Woke up at 8.30 this morning and panicked because I thought it was 8.30 at night. Yes, I was that retarded. Sue me.
So yes, I have declared a war against vodka, and never shall I drink it ever again. I will stick to a drink that would not give me a hangover the next morning. Something like...orange juice. Yes. Orange juice is my new best friend.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sydney Or Not To Sydney, That Is The Question

I'm weighing the pros and cons of moving to Sydney:

PROS:
1) Averagely higher paying salary.
2) Probability of landing a job is easier as there are more job opportunities.
3) There are more shops/bars/clubs in Sydney than in boring lifeless Canberra.
4) My sister and brother in law is in Sydney - which means we can have weekly dinner and shopping spree dates.
5) Averagely cheaper rent. (Saw a couple of beautiful places in North Ryde that costs $270 - $330 for the whole apartment a week, which the husband and I could still afford atm. We are renting ONE room now in a shared house for $200 a week not inclusive of bills and internet.)
6) We can go to the beach whenever we want.
7) My brother in law (the husband's brother) is moving to Sydney, so this means it will be easier for the parents in law to visit us as now they would have to visit us in Canberra then to Sydney to visit him.
8) Mamak is in Sydney.
9) Sydney is way cooler. And I don't just mean the weather.
10) Sydney's Harbour Bridge is awesome.
11) Sydney's Opera House is awesome.
12) Apparently, food is cheaper.
13) Blue Mountain is nearby!
14) It's nearer to Gold Coast! Gold Coast baby! Gold Coast!!
15) Better public transportation
16) More things to do / more places to go to on a boring Saturday night.
17) Better weather than Canberra.
18) Less 'kampung'.


CONS:
1) I hate moving.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chinese Horoscope 2011

Every year, my mum, aunt and grandmother will sit in the living room and have a very long discussion about horoscopes. Western horoscopes, Asian horoscopes, star signs, palm readings, face readings, feng shui, you name it - they've read it. Every year, they buy books and magazines, read the newspapers and watch shows about luck and horoscopes and ways to 'improve your life, career, home, love, health and luck.'

Of course, every year, my mum will tell me the things I should and shouldn't do. Colours and numbers I should avoid, food I should eat, holidays I shouldn't go to, how I have to save money, work hard and buy her a porche. (ok, the last bid was just an exaggeration, but you know what I mean)

Anyway, this year because I'm in Australia and my parents have moved to the States, my mum then emailed the horoscopes to my sister and I. Now, I feel obligated to share it with all of you. And perhaps, it will either help you or humour you.

Like they say, it's better safe than sorry. Horoscopes may sound 'unscientific' , 'unlogical' , 'mumbo jumbo', but what harm could it be to follow a few simple things like, "don't wear anything green this year."? LOL.

Once again, Happy New Year all.

The 12 Animal Sign Forecast for 2011!



Rabbit
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

This is your year! Though it may not be absolute perfect, but you don't have much to be concerned about - just be prepared to deflect any negative vibes that may come your way. Expect smooth financial operations and some measure of support from other people at your time of need.




Dragon
1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000

Don't rest on good luck to help you this year. Take control and focus on putting on all the right moves to achieve success. Avoid making hasty decisions. An ideal time to concentrate on advancing your professional life than your love life because opportunities for romance will not be so thriving.




Snake
1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

Life gets interesting and challenging this year! Get ready and pack your bags for new adventures - literally - as travel opportunities are abound. There's a chance of increasing wealth and romantic luck as well. However, be wise in all your endeavors and take caution when you travel.




Horse
1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002

There will be some happy events and glad tidings for you, especially in the form of help from other people. Though you may need to be wary of those with hidden agendas or spread gossip, you still have trustworthy ones behind your back. Expect personal relationship to undergo positive transformation.




Goat
1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003

The year may start off as problematic at first but fear not, the challenge is a potential opportunity or success. You will receive help, support, and solutions from people when you need it most. This will help you overcome all these difficulty and ensure that the year will end with a much positive note.




Monkey
1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004

Greater opportunities for professional and financial success are in the cards this year. So make the most of it! However, be wary not to over-exert yourself in the name of career success or else you may find yourself with health problems. Expect positive changes in the domestic or home front as well.




Rooster
1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005

You will tackle the year's challenges with strength and conviction, showing your mettle to overcome it. However, watch out for obstacles ahead as it may signal the loss of something. But take heart: Don't give up. Use your creativity and flexibility to get back on the saddle again as the experience gained will help to push you forward.




Dog
1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006

Expect a generally good year ahead with no major problems. Though that doesn't mean you don't need to take heed of some risks that may crop up. Keep an eye out just in case. That said, enjoy good fortune as it comes your way. Career-wise, your outlook is pretty sunny and you will also enjoy good relations with the people at work.




Pig
1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007

Good things will come to you, career-wise. But all this depends on how well you spot opportunities and make the most of it. You are prone to misunderstandings with others this year, so take note and play it cool. Plans may go awry and derailed you from your objectives. Best to be prepared so you can overcome any potential obstacles heading your way.




Rat
1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008

You can pump your fist in the air in jubilance as good fortune in terms of material wealth and relationships are coming your way. Expect possibilities of an increase of income or promotion and a likelihood of romance. However, do take care of your health and be alert for other troubles that bring legal problems, scandals and loss of reputation.




Ox
1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

Be wise and aware, and keep a low profile this year as some problems in 2010 still remains. Worry not; there will still be time for you to enjoy success. Just stay positive, be proactive and play your cards right. Then things will fall into place. Devote your time and energy to care for elderly family members. Also, be alert as you may be prone to lose money or property.




1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010

Much improvement is heading your direction this year, especially in terms of professional development and career outlook. However, think before you act and stay calm when you approach problems. Take care of your health and those of family at home. Remember: Prevention is better than cure. Relationship-wise, romance is on your side. Just look a little closer to home.