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>No time again? This time really rushing for 3 assignments. I want to finish them asap coz I haven’t start my revision yet. Will I able to get what I want? Seems like everyone is busy with their assignments as no recent updates of their blogs. I wish to write more but I really want to finish asap. So, blog I will be back as soon I finish my assignments. 😛

P/S – I’m getting interested in writing blog


This week nothing much I can write in my blog coz lots of things happen. Even during Scotland trip, I should enjoy and leave all my problems behind but I can’t. Maybe I too sensitive with it. However, today is my dearest pretty maid aka aunty birthday. Happy Birthday to purplefish. I just gave her a miss call and I never thought she will know that is me.. At last, I end up with calling her and wish her “Happy Birthday”. It’s been so long we never chat so we had talked in the phone for more than 15 minutes. She told me that she is going to yam cha with my other ji mui, Jenny and Meow Ling. How I wish I was there at that moment where they can cheer me up? I don’t dare to tell them my problems as they had their problems too. Forget bout that..
I think some of you had read bout the story that I post below. I had read twice and I post here coz it is really a touching story.

My mom only had one eye. I hated her. She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.

The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEE, your mom only has one eye!” I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, “If you’re only gona make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?” My mom did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings. I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had children of my own. I was happy with my life, my children and the comforts. Then one day, my mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren. When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, “How dare you come to my house and scare my children! “GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!”

And to this, my mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address,” and she disappeared out of sight. One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity. My neighbours said that she died.

I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

“My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children. I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up. You see……..when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine. I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.

“With all my LOVE to you, YOUR MOTHER

First time when I read this story, my tears drop. OK! I am a sensitive person. But I really appreciate my family as well as my friends. All of you are important for me as you all is part of my life.

I miss my beloved mom!! This year celebration of mother’s Day!

>The month of August represent my very best friends month. Why? Coz this is the month where four of my very best friend’s birthday.

  1. Shing Wei, my long time friend since Form 2 till now. During secondary school, most of the time we always been together even after school time till there was a moment, one of my classmate asked are we “les”?? Gosh!! No, we are best friends :D. Her birthday is on 9th August. All da best in your coming exam ooo…
  2. Lembu, susu miss u so much…Seems like animal talks here..Hahahaha.. Lembu represents my very close friend during my diploma time, who was Marina. Both of us hometown was very far so most of my weekend time spend with her.. Sometimes, both of us can walk from hostel to Wangsa Maju..Yes, we walked coz too lazy to wait for bus and don’t want inccured more cost for taxi.. After diploma, she move on with her career in Kota Bharu but glad that she comes to KL once in a blue moon…Hopefully, she can comes to attend my convo in coming Nov..Happy Birthday to my lembu and her is today.
  3. Purplefish..Another animal here again…Don’t misprescribed me as I like to give animal nickname to my friend. Her real name is really purplefish. By the way, her chinese name pronouciation is “zhee yee” and when you first time you heard of it, you will heard purplefish. She is funny gal.When everytime I with her, I just can’t stop laughing. She is like medicine to me wherever I am sad. Purplefish, thanks to the courage and support you gave to me. Without you, I think I still playing guessing game..
  4. Last but not least, my ketam, Jenny.. Although been as my classmate for almost 1 year, but don’t know why I feel like I knew you for more than that. Why “ketam”? She loves to eat ketam and there is also story behind this. As you know, it is boring during lecture and sometimes will feel hungry too. She took my MIS tutorial questions paper and draw ketam on it. Almost whole page full with ketam. So that’s where her nickname came from. Today I received message from her thru friendster and when I read it, my tears suddenly drop. She told me her currently working condition where she just started working with. But the main reason behind my tears drop is because I really miss them. In one day, I receive 3 message from my vbf and I really miss them so much. I know in about 1 month plus, I about to go back to Malaysia but some of them will change coz each of them have their own busy life. Can we still continue with the moment we had before? I wonder

>Unbelievable right?

Well, this is not the first time since I had skipped FDM class for few times.. Ooopss, I did it again. I’m not purposely skip class today. I’m not feeling well and this had made my plan spoiled. I plan to replace all my Wednesday and Thursday class so I can concentrate to do my non-stop assignments. Yup, tons of assignments came back again! Haiz.

[To be con]

>“What an adventurous experience!”

That is what I can described about my trip to Birmingham. Our road trip is successfully being well planned. We had been to the destination that we planned it before. Thanks to our driver, Adam and his assistance, Liong Sung, with the help of his GPS and lastly, Tsun Hin for his “speed” drive. Hahahaha.. Well, not forgetting to the organiser, Ai Wei for planning this trip. I really enjoy this trip although most of the time I sleep inside the car.
At last, I had experienced at least one time for the road trip in UK. I wish to join for second time but I know it is impossible as this moment, we are rushing for our non-stop assignments and exam is coming. Anyway, really enjoy and having so much fun with u all..


Since the day I came to UK, there’s lots of things I really miss. I became so homesick compare the time when I was in TARC. Maybe cause all my best friend aka my ji mui not with me.

Here are the moments that I really miss a lots

  1. Went to island and jet-skiing every Sunday with my family.
  2. Dad and mom woke up of their 4 “piggies” to have breakfast.
  3. Watching movie and hang out with my long time friends back in hometown.
  4. Almost every night yam cha with my ji mui and TARC friends and “38” till late at nite.
  5. Overnite at my ji mui’s place.
  6. My hostel juniors cooked for me especially “7 Flowers”.
  7. Me and my ex-roomate, Joanna exchange, discuss movie and music and chat with each other till morning. (Sorry for didn’t hang out with you before going to UK, but I promise that I will find u after back from UK)
  8. Talking and laughing in lecture hall as well as tutorial time.
  9. Sing k for non-stop at Red Box, Low Yat.
  10. Most important moment: study at library (really miss u lots :D) and walking from school to Wangsa Maju.

Every moment is precious to me and will remain in my heart forever.


Too tired with yesterday Whitby Trip. This is the 1st time I felt tired with the trip that I joined. Fuuuuh!! Never been so tired even London trip which takes 3 days. Maybe this feel days not enough sleep. However, need to wake up early coz going to Liverpool today!

For this trip, there are 2 persons I would like to thanks to. First, is my KTAR hostel friend, Mei Tzeu for letting me stay with you during my stay in Liverpool. Her hostel in Liverpool was known as Marybone. Thanks to your housemates too for the wonderful and delicious dinner. Sorry for troublesome you especially during sleeping time :P.. Second, is to Adam coz accompany me for this whole trip..Thanks so much to both of you
First and foremost, what Liverpool famous for?
Liverpool Football Club..Nehhh…I’m not interested with it but I also went there to search for sourvenir coz Liverpool famous for that. As usual, keychain is my best selection as sourvenir.

Besides Liverpool FC Official Club Store, we also visited Albert Dock which being requested by my friends to this place if going to Liverpool city. This place is one of Liverpool’s most important tourist attractions and a vital component of the city’s UNESCO world heritage Maritime Mercantile City. As well as being the number one tourist attraction in Liverpool, it is also the most visited multi-use attraction in the United Kingdom outside of London with in excess of four million visitors per year. Amongst the many attractions at the Albert Dock are the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Tate Liverpool.

The Beatles Story Exhibition is also located at Albert Dock. Should I said more about this group? You should know better than me :P..

Last but not least, this is the main reason I went Liverpool for..”Superlambananas”.. They will only been display till end of this month, if not wrong..However, so sad that I unable to take more with them coz insufficient of time..Haiz.. Anyway, they are so creative and each of them are different from others.

A collection of Superlambananas


The sea, the harbour, ship, dracula not forgeting fish & chips..
Yes, everything mentioned by the senior, friends and lecturer are here…

As usual, all of us wait in front of hub and the journey takes about 2 hour and 15 minutes..

Nothing much to see as most of us were searching which restaurant are famous for their fish & chips. Finally, under Zen advise, we choose “MagPie Cafe”. Option: Dine in or take away. And we choose take away as dine it takes lots of time and it’s huge (as described by my housemate who dine in). We sit nearby seaside while enjoy our view.

Next, we climbed the 199 stairs.. It’s must be very very very high…No, we were wrong.

By the way, I getting lazy to described bout our journey at Whitby coz most of it was what we always done when we visit other places like take pic of building, landscape, etc.. So, let’s picture desribe more about our visit to Whitby..Just one thing that we unable to search for is Dracula.. =.=”

Talking bout sourvenir, I can’t find the perfect keychain to describe Whitby.. So I just bought some special sweets and postcards. 😦
Tomorrow activity:
Liverpool, here I come


Kind of little bit dizzy when I woke up this morning coz yesterday nite drank beer with my coursemate :P.. However, must wake up coz need to finalise our last FDM presentation. YEAH!! This time not my turn to present. It’s not that I don’t like present but I feel that my presentation skills had getting worst. Don’t want to talk bout that..

It almost 1.30pm and we still not yet ready with our slide…NO!!!!!! Our presentation is at 2 pm. Luckily finish at 1.33 pm..Fuh!! Wah!! Can’t imagine that Yong Siang, which was his 1st time presentation at SHU, not bad at all..Memorize for last minute and present without taking any short notes on his hand.

For Stanley, what should I talk more bout him again! STEADY AND RELAX WHILE PRESENTATION! But being asked 2 questions… The same question beings asked to another group too.. “What will you do tomorrow?”..I wonder, what it’s means? So sad this time around no group photo again coz Stanley rushing go back hostel to take his luggage coz he’s going to London.

After that, we all go our own separate way to look around. As usual, Fargate, Castle Market, The Moor, etc.. Can’t help myself from shopping. Everytime said want window shopping, sure end up something on my hand..Haiz..Bought 2 new bags! OK, this time is my 1st time I bought bag at UK.. From castle market and Primark :P..Here is the pic of the bag I bought.

This is the night that I’d been waiting. Tonight AAC members will be having dinner together.. This is the 1st time we gathering after been in UK for so long. Thanks to our master chef, Siew Hsia for organize this. And you know what, she cook my favourite food, NASI LEMAK!!! Each of our contribute something such as Flat 1(Andrew, Wing Kat, Wendy, Chee San & Junnie) cook “mihun goreng”, Flat 8( Wei Pei, Wee Jin, Tracey & Kok Ming) provide fruits, and not forget my flat, me and Liong Sung contribute fish fingers and ice-cream. Really having fun tonight and I really forget all my problems. Thanks to u all.. Hope we can do it again next time.

Yummy yummy!

My favourite food, nasi lemak

AAC Nitez!

By the way, during my primary and secondary time, today which is 1st August is friendship day. Happy Friendship’s Day to all my dearest friends including those in Malaysia. I miss you all so much! Hope u all are doing fine but seems like you all are busy with your works. I understand. And not forget Happy Birthday to my DAC 13 classmate, Bee Lian..

Whitby..[Continue tomorrow]

  • ken: >so cool ah the miniature world.. gotta admire the precision and accuracy of the structures :)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >CathJ and ladymariah - Thanks so much! =)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >Armstrong - Although quite sad because it comes to the end, but I am quite happy to see it ends with good ending. :)Sailor - Thanks for the compli