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Archive for February 2009


At last, I had made up my mind and accept the offer from medium size company instead of working at Big 4. Honestly, who does not wish to work at Big 4? However, it is worthless for me to keep on waiting from one of Big 4 to call me and at the end, I lose 2 companies from my hand and continuously become jobless.

Next week, will officially become my first day of working. Yesterday, when I was at my dad’s office, suddenly vision of my new environment life, I was quite nervous. Working life is totally different from study life. Instead of calling your friends as classmates or coursemates, next week onwards will address them as colleagues. The person who guide you previously, you call he/she as lecturer or tutor, now those words are no more come out from your mouth and need to change to call as “Boss” or even senior.

I worked before but it was a short period as it was 3 months industrial training. That time I was quite lucky coz I got few classmates and coursemates work together under the same company. Now, I gonna go with my own. Luckily, I met one of my TARCian friend at there. She is Angliea.

Next week onwards, no more late sleep, no more late wakeup. I hope I can adapt that as I us to sleep late and wake up late.

Before I end, I would like to wish Happy Birthday to my pretty classmate, Hwee Ying. Here, wish you success in your business and pretty as always.

Hwee Ying & I at lawatan ke High 5

>Time waits for no one, sure as the tide pulls the ocean
Sure as, the path that’s been chosen, cannot be changed
In my life’s destination, I searched for the explaination
For some kind of reason, for my sorrow and pain

But in my isolation I learned to listen
To be thankful for the love that I’d been given

This is my journey, journey through life
With every twist and turn I’ve laughed and cried
As the road unwinds
This is my journey, and I’ve learned to fight
To make me strong enough, to lift me up, to bring my dreams alive

In my desperation I swore that never again
Would I hear all the laughter of my friends and my family
A million tears that I’d cried then began to dry
In the silence of the night time
I had came to realize

A sweet inspiration filled my horizon
Gave me the heart to go on and never would give in

This is my journey, journey through life
With every twist and turn I’ve laughed and cried
As the road unwinds
This is my journey, and I’ve learned to fight
To make me strong enough, to lift me up, to bring my dreams alive

I’m going to love each moment, of every day and night
I’ll look back to the past with the sweetest smile
For now I realise, I’ve been given the key to life
I’ve been kissed by the angel by my side

This is my journey, journey through life
With every twist and turn I’ve laughed and cried
As the road unwinds
This is my journey, and I’ve learned to fight
To make me strong enough, to lift me up, to bring my dreams alive

To bring my dreams alive
To bring my dreams alive

This song by 911. Still remember who are them? They were one of the famous boy band during my primary time. I only realizes this song last few days and once again, I found the song came out with meaningful lyrics. When I listen to song, I’m not only listen to the rhythms but their lyrics too. Besides, this lyric is compatible with the title of my blog.


Early as 6 am I woke up this morning. It’s been so long long long time I never wake up as early as today. It’s also my reactive participation back after been an ages since I’m lost from that world.

Today is Lord Baden Powell birthday. Who is he by the way? He is the founder of Scout Movement. Few years later, he set up Girl Guides Movement with his wife, Lady Olave St Clair Soames. The coincidence between both of the lovely couple was both share the same birthday which falls on 22nd February. Today the Scouting movement and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrate this day as World Thinking Day.

Previously, almost every year Sabah Girl Guides Association celebrated this meaningful date at Istana Negeri. Recently, they had changed the celebration location at Wisma Pandu Puteri as it is much more fun as many activities can be conducted by different district.

Stalls sell lots of handicraft, foods, t-shirt and lots more

Horse riding from Kota Belud

Cutie brownies are dancing together…

As well as guiders

Ice-cream! Ice-cream! Who wants ice-cream? Adorable ice-cream boy

Good thing about the events was I never thought I will meet someone that I had not met for so long times. First was my primary school Brownies guiders, Ms Liew. I met her last year at the same event and this year, she’s there again.

Ms Liew, my primary school Brownies Guiders

The second person is totally out of my expectation. Why I was so shocked is because never thought she joined Girl Guides Associations. She was my computer teacher back in secondary school. Thanks to her too for helping me in one of my Queen’s Guide Challenge which was Computer Badge. Luckily, she still remember me.. Thanks to Girl Guides too for reunite both of us…

Ms Sharon Dodih


Right now, this very minute

Someone is very proud of you
Someone is thinking of you
Someone cares about you
Someone misses you
Someone wants to talk to you
Someone wants to be with you
Someone hopes you aren’t in trouble
Someone is thankful for the support you have provided
Someone wants to hold your hand
Someone hopes everything turns out all right
Someone wants you happy
Someone wants you to find them
Someone is celebrating your successes
Someone wants to give you a gift
Someone thinks you are a gift
Someone hopes you are not too cold, or too hot
Someone wants to hug you
Someone loves you
Someone wants to lavish you with small gifts
Someone admires your strength
Someone is thinking of you and smilin
Someone wants to be your shoulder to cry on
Someone wants to go out with you and have a lot of fun
Someone thinks the world of you
Someone wants to protect you
Someone would do anything for you
Someone wants to be forgiven
Someone is grateful for your forgivess
Someone wants to laugh with you about old times
Someone remembers you and wishes you were there
Someone needs to know that your love is unconditional
Someone values your advise
Someone wants wants to tell you how much they care
Someone wants to stay up watching old movies with you
Someone wants to share their dreams with you
Someone wants to hold you in their arms
Someone wants you to hold them in your arms
Someone treasures your spirit
Someone wishes they could stop time because of you
Someone can’t wait to see you
Someone wishes that things didn’t have to change
Someone loves you for who you are
Someone loves the way you make them feel
Someone wants to be with you
Someone hears a song that reminds them of you
Someone wants you to know they are there for you
Someone is glad that you’re their friend
Someone wants to be your friend
Someone stayed up all night thinking about you
Someone is alive because of you
Someone is wishing that you would notice them
Someone wants to get to know you better
Someone believes that you are their soul mate
Someone wants to be near you
Someone misses your guidance and advise
Someone values your guidance and advise
Someone has faith in you
Someone trusts you
Someone needs your support
Someone needs you to have faith in them
Someone needs you to let them be you friends


By the way, I had received this forward message few times and I found it meaningful as this had meaningful message within it. Appreciate everyone beside you especially your family and friends who concern about you, give you support when you’re facing any obstacles and courage to make you stronger.


All my nerves nervous like hell and freeze like living in iceberg”

Today, 2pm, somewhere around nearby Port View Seafood Restaurant, this is my first time formal interview. Lots of questions being asked. Hopefully can get this job.

Funny pix from my ji mui, makes me feel relief 😀

>This will be final trip of my ji mui in Sabah. At first we plan to overnight at Kundasang yesterday night, but due to some problems, so we postpone it and just make it for a day trip. Thanks to my dad’s driver to drive us all the way to Kundasang.

First stop is at Strawberry Farm & Hotel. Quite dissapointed with the strawberry cause it is too small. Next stop is Agro T Nursery, where you can see, feel and touch all the plants and flowers being planted.

After that, we’re heading to one of a place that visitor should stopby when going Kundasang. This place is Poring Hot Springs.

Lunch time! We stopby Ranau area to have our lunch. I’m not really sure where and what to eat at Ranau, so we just simply have our meals to fill our hungry stomach.

Finally, this is the place where everyone searching for, Kinabalu National Park. That’s our last destination before heading back to KK. This is one of the first national parks in Malaysia and most popular tourist spot where if you want to climb the highest mountain in South East Asia, you could start from here.

Big and huge rafflesia but it is fake one.


After the tour of visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village, we’re heading back to Sutera Harbour again. At last, my ji mui had the chance to experience riding on jet ski. Thanks to my dearest daddy.

We drove from Sutera Harbour and heading to Tanjung Aru beach. Jenny said at first she refuse to join as she scare but at the end, she said she really love to ride on it. Glad to hear that.

At first, I sms Wawa to join us but at the end, I sms her back that cancel. I thought my dad will brought us back to island again but my dad said. We just drove around nearby. Sorry ya, dearest Wawa. If next time my dad organize trip to island again, I sure will sms u all.

Here we go!

Tanjung Aru Beach

To purplefish. My dad said you are good in riding jet ski. Doesn’t seen like your first time

With my dad

I love this pic

We gonna miss you, Ms Jet Ski

At night, we were having dinner at home as my mom cook. After that, we shop around Servay Hyper for some snacks and foods for tomorrow trip to Kundasang.

See how hungry is purplefish?


This is my first time to visit Sabah local traditional village. It was also one of my brave attempt drive to there without a map beside me. Thanks for the signboard near Putatan. I saw signboard somewhere around highway to Lido-Luyang but I was lost. So, don’t trust that signboard which near Petronas.

So, what is Monsopiad? Monsopiad Cultural Village, the traditional village us a historical site in the heartland of the Kadazandusun people and it is the only cultural village in Sabah built to commemorates the life and time of the legendary Kadazan and head hunter warrior, Monsopiad.

Before we had the chance to look around, need to go to the reception counter and sign in. At first I thought it was free but it was not. So, here a tip for you. If your student card is till valid and available, please bring it with you as only cost RM20. If not, it will cost RM45. Much differences, right? After register, there is tour guide to explain all the places and bring us around.

Tour guide, Rose

Zhee Yee is paying attention to what Rose said

Full of explanation being brief by Rose and she bought us to the main and popular house which known as “House of Skull”. I’m not dare to take those photos as is not encourage by my religion. So, please forgive me for the photo. However, I manage to take a snap of the skull of Orang Utan.

We reach exactly at time. Time for performance. Here, audience had the chance to watch Sabah traditional dance and also dance along with them.

Performance Hall

Papar Dance

Limbai Dance, Bajau traditional dance

A warrior came out from no where

Zhee Yee being selected to use the sumpit and there was a funny scenes in between

Dance along

Group photo

A cute little monkey cup


Zhee Yee aka Purplefish and Meow Ling arrived KK at midnight. Both of them having supper at my home, eating maggi mee! Hahaha.. You really can’t imagine how hungry are both of them?

Pulau Gaya, is the first trip. It was one of the enjoyable moment that I had because my hometown BFFs are joining us. The more the merrier, right. Wawa, Pat Foo, Linda and Matt are joining us but so sad that Shing Wei was busy with her assignment. If not, it will be another perfect picture.

We gather at Sutera Harbour and my father drive us there. It’s been so long I never experience snorkelling. And this time, must grab this chance.

Pulau Gaya is one of my dad’s favourite island that he will bring any visitor for swim, snorkelling and even jet-ski. Sadly for this time visiting, my dad unable to pull down his jet ski due to some problems occured.

My hometown BFF

My KL ji mui

Anyway, we were really enjoy so much and having our day as the weather is fine and clear. Unlike the trip during year 2006, the rain keep pouring and spoil the happy mood. Glad that the guard at that island were so kind to help my friend that can’t swim well and catch some sea creatures for us to see. Lots of sea creature he captured at that moment.

Nemo. Did you saw it?

I’m just love snorkelling….

Before we left, not forget to have a snap-shot as unforgetable memories

My dad’s ship…MY ONE

Say Sayonara to Sutera Harbour…

>It happened 3 years ago and it happens again!

Somewhere around September 2006, a group of my diploma friends came to Sabah for 1 weeks plus vacation. Yup, Cuti-Cuti Sabah! It was their first time trip to Sabah. And this time around, in the middle of Feb, 3 of my BFF aka ji mui spend some of their precious moment for holiday in Sabah. So happy to see them!

Jenny came earlier as she came from Miri. I brought her first night dinner at Hilltop Restaurant. At there, it is famous for its western food especially chicken chop.

Jenny and her lovely smile. I talked about her before in my post.

Chicken Spicy Chop. Not spicy at all 😛

Chicken Button Mushroom

Chicken with Cheese

  • 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