Aug 26, 2015

Unexpected hostel

Hello,

This morning was my registration day for the new intake. Honestly, today was a pretty rough day to begin with. There wasn't a long queue to register, however I had issues with my hostel. Maybe due to the fact that my previous hostel was really clean and hygienic, I've set a certain level of the hostel that I want. I am not the really kind of people who is really picky but the first room that I got today was really really really bad. I was welcomed by an unpleasant smell and shoes were scattered everywhere and not to mention I could see layers of dusts and hair all over the floor. The whole room was very stuffy, everything was shut close. My bed was beside the window, as what I wanted, the room was at the second floor, as what I wanted. But just by looking at the cleanliness and condition of the hostel, I could not stay there any minute longer. 


Initially I was told that I have to wait for a week in order to change hostel. Life's good, I was allowed to switch that day itself but I would have to find a room myself. So the search begins. I was running up and down multiple flight of stairs, asking familiar faces and ringing up some numbers just to ask if there was any available rooms. After a whole afternoon of searching, I finally found a room that was just right. It's at the fifth floor, it's not by the window, but it's clean. Real clean.


When I mention my request to change from second floor to fifth floor, they were shocked to hear. It really emphasize how much I really wanted to switch my room. Really thankful that I was able to settle everything in. I unpacked and put everything into place. I finished my registration by 10am but all things settled by 7pm. What an exhausting day.


Would really wanna thanks the people who helped out today and those who took concern about my matters today... Out of everything, most of the stuff I still had to settle it by my own. This is a matter of being independent and part of growing up.


That's all for today!


I think I loss some grams today. Ran up and down the fifth floor at least 10 times today fml.


Goodnight, Pris.

Aug 25, 2015

Journey to Kedah

This morning I took a 6 hours of butt cracking journey all the way to Kedah. Oh yeah man. So after all considerations, eventually I took the bus. Dad did insist on driving me there but yeah... I took the bus.


For the past few weeks I've already started my packing process. It's not because I wanted to leave so eagerly, it's so that I will not forget the things that I was suppose to bring. Well, for that beng said mom just text me that I forgot some stuff. For example my power bank T.T
I had all things plan out, during my 6 hour journey I can play my phone, a new game that I'm after, Four Letters. I can surf the net while I'm at it because I know I'll have my power bank to charge it back up. But heck, I forgot my power bank so I reduce my usage of phone, thus I slept right away the minute I got into the bus lol.

Woke up half way at a rest stop. I didn't had lunch either. My initial plan was to have the food that mom packed for me. With that being said again, I forgot to put it into my bag. fml. Mom purposely woke up so early just to cook it for me, she even did some preparations the night before. She isn't those early people and yet she wake up early just to prepare it for me coz I nag her that I'll miss her food. Thank you mama <3 yet I forget it and mom take it as her lunch lol.

Becoz we arrived at Jalan Duta quite early so we had round two breakfast there. Had a great talk with mom and dad. The bus arrived quite off schedule but it was okay since I get to be with mom and dad. 

Tomorrow is registration day! Gotta wake up early for it! On top of that, I get to meet my senior today, did a lot of catch up :D 

 

Aug 23, 2015

Wednesday

Wednesday is my degree registration day. Currently having a dilemma between taking a bus or having my parents to send me all the way up to Kedah. It takes approximately 6 hours by bus, 1 hour by flight (to Penang or Alor Setar), probably 4 or 5 hours by car. In a way I don't want to trouble my parents for sending me all the way there coz that means they will spend an estimate of at least 10 hours travelling the north-south highway. Of course I did consider driving there first so they will just have to take turns driving back. Nevertheless if I take to account the toll fees and petrol that w'll be spending, I rather take a 6 hour bus. Part of me don't want to trouble anyone this time around.

Okay done nagging bout transportation.


Apparently I think too much of teh ais kurang manis make me can't sleep or it's just probably I haven't reach my bed time. Been sleeping really late coz degree is starting, once it begins, I'm gonna be a nerd, be a good girl. Heh, maybe la. Don't mind me, bullshitting *:P*



As mentioned in my previous post, my holiday was as long as 4 months. I get to hang out with my friends a lot more. Being in high school was different, we could meet up every single day and have those super fun moments. Since everyone went to college, we don't meet up as often as we could as some of us study so far away and at times will be too busy. But being able to reserve some time in a week to meet up with each other is really something I'll treasure. We get to spend time together like how we used to but not in classrooms haha.



My two favourite girls. Found a place to be called our old place. Great music, drinks and company. Really like the ambiance and the feeling at that place. When lil' Y come back, we'll go there! Hehe. Can't love this girls enough lah. Idk if I mentioned this before but although I'm the 2nd eldest among us four, I always feel the youngest among them two. Like two jie jie take care of me. Feeling much love yo <3 Ern posted this, 
"The exact same place, the exact same company. Whenever I thought that distance were getting in the way, only til I realize nothing's change"
couldn't agree more :)




Then there's these bunch of bro's which is really fun to hang out with. Late night mamak with them every weekend. Sort of forced them to have this photo lol. They look decent enough haha. Endless talking lah. I get too much gaming info thou, too bad I don't do gaming. Thanks for the mamak sessions bros :)




There is also my good buddy linghes and lcd. Two nerds that I know since high school. I can't express how happy I am for linghes at getting medic :) also had mamak with them the other day. Thanks for all the help, especially during muet time haha. damnit so last minute preparation for muet.




All the good times spent together during holiday. Why fun times have to end so soon.. Lol I know I'm like giving out a feeling like I ain't coming back. It's not like i'm not coming back. Of course I'm gonna be back, it's home after all. It's just that the next time I'm back it's gonna be next year, most probably. And becoz I feel that people often scare me with what's degree like o.o kns you ppl lol


First picnic with the clique! Woke up ridiculously early to prepare and depart early but heck, still late haha. Gonna blog in a separate post regarding our picnic (if i rajin enuf)



yum cha.



girls night out. that time everyone one of us were working. So I tot we should make time to hang out often. Hence a girl's night out! <3



Was really glad to meet my primary friend too! Been friends for so many years! Met her twice during this holiday. Glad to spend her birthday together too! 




Okay goodnight. It's almost 3am wtf. Goodnight!



Aug 19, 2015

Degree?

One week from now I'll be going back to my previous university to continue my degree. It's a love and hate relationship with this university. By returning to the same place, I can meet my friends again! At least gonna spend the other 4 years together at the same place.


As time closing in, part of me just want to stay at home, close to family and friends but another part of me is excited to embark on yet another new journey. This feeling of excitement comes with some butterflies. A sense of anxiety. Degree is a whole new level. Transferring from pre-u to degree, you got to step up your game. Foundation was child's play. Nevertheless, I hope I could cope up with my studies.


After an estimate of 3 months holiday, it's time to get the engine running in full power again. For that, I've set some goals to achieve. For starters, my fitness level. Work out have been hiatus for 3 months, and my stamina level might have deteriorate... fml -.-  Not to mention my flexibility too. I just have to loss some kilograms! 


What does degree have to offer? I am really not sure. But it sure gonna be challenging. I've been accepted to enter the faculty of pharmacy. It takes 4 years of studies. I'll get to see new and familiar faces. A new syllabus. Phew...


I look forward to it.



Aug 9, 2015

Ah Gong




24th January 1938 - 1st August 2015

Dearest ah gong, you are forever in loving memory. 


It was a Saturday night when I first receive the news of ah gong's passing. The previous day, Friday, I was sick the whole day up until Saturday morning. I first received the news when I was driving, picking up Esther from tuition where my aunt back in hometown called us saying grandpa might have passed on already. By that time Esther answered the call. And my aunt say that he might have only. She mentioned the doctor couldn't find his pulse. Minutes after, ah gong passed away. He left the world at approximately 6pm.


Mom and dad came home at 7pm approximately, by that time Esther and I were already packing and getting ready to return to hometown. When mom reached home, immediately I went to gave her a hug. We both stood there hugging each other crying. Apple was confused as to why we were crying so she said, "Mommy, da jie, why are you crying?". 


We continued on packing. Mom had prepared dinner for the family beforehand, she cooked grandma's chicken rice. Everyone was calm, eating and exchanging words. We left KL to Pahang not long after.

As we arrived, we saw many men setting up tents outside the house, doors were all open, the whole house were lit up. In the house we went and we saw our relatives and also a coffin. Ah gong put on his best suit, I recognize that suit that he wore on my cousin's wedding. People put on make up for him, even comb his hair but not the way he used to comb though! My aunt said he looked handsome. Yes he does :)


The next morning more arrangements were done. Ah gong was placed outside of the house, surrounded by lamps and curtains and flowers. It was my first time witnessing something like this. Men were walking in and out, getting things ready. Other relatives came the next day too. It was actually very heart warming that everyone back at hometown together.

When grandma passed away, I was at a very young age. Probably 6 years old. I could only remember seeing popo in the coffin with the help of dad carrying me up. That was the only memory I had at popo's funeral. I also remembered mom crying when she received the news through the phone by my uncle. But at ah gong's funeral, I am very aware of things. This time around, I was in charge of collecting 白金 with my cousin. The whole big family helped each other in every other way. Go teamwork. Dad was in charge of handling the obituary, corresponding with the newspaper people and making sure every detail published was correct.


 On the second night, the grandchildren were told to gave eulogy if we could. I stepped up to gave on alongside with a video. Esther did too. The night started as usual, with some church service because my grandpa was a Christian. Then later on, my eldest aunt who stayed with ah gong gave her eulogy followed by my second uncle. Then it was the grandchildren's turn. Ah gong have a total of 8 children and 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. I was the 13th. My 14th cousin was first, followed by Esther and then myself. My cousin gave such a beautiful eulogy.

Initially my eldest aunt who gave her eulogy started crying,which then gave a domino effect to all the ladies in my family. I was on the verge of crying as well but I held back. Then when Esther went up, she immediately cried when she said hi to everyone. She was constantly crying when she gave her eulogy, making it harder for me to hold up. But I know if I let it out that time, I wouldn't be able to talk later and so I gave my eulogy without crying.


My eulogy started something like this...
I repeated some things that was spoken by Esther as she was sobbing when she talked.


We grew up without knowing my dad's parents because they passed away at a very early age, Even my dad couldn't recall much of them. So this leaves us to my mom's side. My memory of grandma would be, during Chinese New Year she will be the one cooking all the delicious food. Grandma always overworked herself too though. For grandpa, we spent a lot of time with him. This was all thanks to my dad for emphasizing how important is it to treasure the time spent together while they are still with us. I have clear memories of ah gong for the past several years.

I had the chance of decorating the Christmas tree with him together with Apple and Esther. He will always belanja us mamak when we go back home, often asking if we are full or hungry or if we have eaten. He would often go for evening walks, sweating so much and then later return home for dinner with a very very very big appetite. Ah gong appetite is no different to a young man. He eats a lot and his favourite food is siu yok (bbq pork). Often after church service he would be really hungry and asks me to take some food for him. We have leftovers from dinner, knowing that ah gong will come back for round two. So I remember moments where I take food for him and sat at the dining table in the kitchen, accompanying him. I try to talk to him when he eats, I tried to talk hakka. We would exchange some words but most of the time I will stared at him finishing the food in records time haha.


I remember a time when we went for an evening walk together. There were this long flight of stairs We walked up the stairs together and I mentioned I wanted to be a pharmacist. And when I manage to earn my own money, I will give ah gong some as how he always give me. I just got my acceptance letter to enter degree in pharmacy on the 3rd of August. 

Ah gong is someone I really treasure in my life, he was the only one who gave me the feeling of being a grandchild. I thank him for that. Thanking him for all the care throughout the years. I'll be remembering him as a very happy-go-lucky man :)

Ngai oi ni ah gong.