Jun 5, 2017

May 2017

Hello guys! So here is my 'kinda' proper post update! I am just 2 weeks away from my finals for Year 2. How time really flies (I always say this sentence do I?). My blogging mojo came today and I figured I should take this time to blog and update about my life. I have come to a conclusion where I just want this place to be a place where I first fell a love with which is documenting my life here and having chance to read back again in upcoming years and reminisce about it and of course if I am able to share great experiences and information, I would do it in my blog :)

Begin with: 17th May

17th May

This is my intro photo. Haha. Yknw how there is the cover photo for each new blog post, and usually I will put a photo which I want people to look first. Yeah, so here is a photo of me tying up a bun to class! Although it is not that much of a bun, more like a very messy partial bun, I like how my hair look so soft here with my faded colours and strands of hair falling off my shoulder.



17th May
Same day I went our for lunch with Clement in Semeling. A local economic rice shop which is a favourite for students in Aimst due to its location and price. It is called Pesta Seafood Restaurant. A very humble small stall situated in Semeling.

A day before: 16th May


I took part in my first interfaculty sport event. I was representing the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1500m track event. Heck I was nervous. I won the first place during my previous Pharmsalympics in September 2016 which qualifies myself to represent my faculty to the interfaculty event. I was up against 4 other faculties namely Nursing, Business, Dentistry and Biotech. Runners were required to be there by 4.55pm, and so we all did. 1500m female track event was around the 7th or 8th event. I was pumped up at first, nervous and excited but it was all neutral by the time my event start at 8pm. We waited very long due to much delays that occurred. Even my body cooled down by the time I begin to run. Long story cut short, I got 3rd placing. 4th place stopped running, 5th place fainted. lol. My ex-roommate (left) ran with me in this event too! She ran so well and I am so proud of her! And also too Jia Gee who won first! I am inspired by both of them, their running spirit motivates myself to keep running long distances. It was indeed a great experience joining this year's Interfaculty Event. And also big big big thanks to all my friends for all the support for screaming my name, who waited so long for my event to come. At parts I think my leg couldn't withstand any longer but I didn't want to let them down nor to let myself down. To the guy who ran with me through the whole 1500m T.T I thank you too. Can I cry die liao. 


A day after: 18th May



 Throughout the whole time I was training for my 1500m event, I took care of my diet and also constantly pushing myself to run everyday. However, due to my knee, I couldn't run everyday like I wanted to. Anyways the point is, I took care of my diet. So right after my event, the next day Clement brought me to McDonald's to satisfy my long buried cravings. Oh yeah! And also, this was a day to remember!!! Do you see my happy face hugging a blue koala bear there? It was won from a claw machine!!! Miracles are real. We were casually walking to the cinemas but was found closed, which leads us to a row of clawing machines. We thought to just try our luck. I wanted this blue koala, so we aimed for it. There was a malay guy playing there too, he even exchanged a RM5 note with Clement to play more rounds. We got this koala by our 6th or 5th try! AH!!!!! Our excitement level hit roof top when we saw it passed the border, down under it rolls, into my arms. We screamed. Okay la perhaps I screamed hahahaha. Ever since that day, I aim to play more claw machines. Lol fml.

5th May: PROM 2017
 

Months of planning for this one night. Great job well done to everyone!



6th May


First time attending a Sikh wedding! Thank you for the invite Khavitha! With the girls that night.



19th May: The Famous Curry Mee in Eupe


Both Clement & I and also Ying Hui & Kang went for the famous curry mee in Eupe food court Sungai Petani! We went there around 10am and started queing up. We were lucky enough to had a taste of it like finally. We went there several times but it was sold up so fast. So here is a sakai face of us while we were quieng up hahahaha.


22nd May: Mom's Birthday



It is mom's birthday! I was in Sungai Petani and couldn't be home to celebrate it so as our usual tradition, we will video call to celebrate together. "Ready? 1 2 3. *sings happy birthday song*". It makes me felt as thou I was back at home celebrating together. Such a nice blessed birthday mom had this year. Received flowers from dad, birthday cake and also 3 birthday cards in total from Esther, Apple and myself. She love the flowers very much. Suddenly dad's long kept romantic-ness resurfaced. Always so happy to see mom being who she are best :)


23th May: Hospital Visit


Kang was admitted to the hospital and we all went to visit him. This is such a cute photo of Ying Hui by the way. Hospital food not enough for him to eat, extra tapao food for him. Definition of happiness in this photo.



Whole month of May Birthdays
24th May

26th May


30th May
Seriously so many birthdays were celebrated in May! Wow! First it was mom's, then Yvonne's, Xiew May next, then Gerald and also Yue Ying's! and also Khavitha on the same day. 


29th May: Dumpling Festival


Chinese Dumpling Festival! So thankful to those who shared your dumplings! It all gave a great taste of homely-feeling and brings our heart close to home and family. 



Since Foundation
29th May
 Random decision to snap a photo together. Aren't random shots the best? Since foundation til now, my two best friends, one from Tawau, one from Miri, one from KL. Jiayou my MBBS friends <3 You girls can do it. Lacking Yee Ting! Lots of love to you girls!!!



 Beginning with June: Family




"Home is where family is at."




That's all from me for now. Next time you see me writing up a blog post might most probably in July when my finals end. Til then, have a great day!

Priscilla.

May 19, 2017

Hello peng you

Peng you means friends. 朋友. So hello peng you!

It know it has been a superbly long time since I write on this space. I have been always thinking of what to post in my blog. I was thinking of something meaningful to post, something that is beneficial to anyone's who is reading here but most of the time I blog mostly on my personal happenings.

So the more I think about what to post.....I ended up not posting anything instead fml. So I thought again, let's just not think and let my fingers type as it wish.

But see here, I have been blogging for many years now. More frequent previously compared to current. Ever since I entered uni, I have been blogging less. I love writing, jotting down daily events that occur because I love the idea how I can look back at my old blog post and reminisce the moments that I had. I could use Dayre. But my handphone got no storage fml again. But it still mostly due to fact that I like Blogger's platform more. I like to feel my fingers pressing the keyboard (okay sorry sounds exaggerating).

However, when I grew up, and as I mature, I don't blog as frequent as I did in high school. Because I became more cautious of what I post online. Especially when my blog is open to public, anyone is able to read it. Thus, I have been more careful to not simply blab about anything. Sometimes it could reveal too much to the internet world. If you have noticed, a wave of randsomvirus surfaced in a lot of medias recently. It is a virus which locks the information in your computer until you pay a total amount of money. But based on the news, no one has submitted to the payment.

This is just such a random post on my thoughts on blogging. I shall put up a proper post next haha. Okay zai jian. Zai jian means bye!

Mar 2, 2017

Learn to ask for help

Hello and hi,

its funny how, few minutes ago I thought my title today was going to be "Be Independent". Given a circumstance where I am staying 373km away from home, there are a lot of things you have to do yourself. Previously I blogged about how I had food poisoning in my university campus due to the cafeteria food that I consumed. Thankfully I had great housemates and room mates that time. That was during my foundation years.

There are many situations where I have to do things on my own now. It is always good to have help from people, but if given a choice I would rather choose to do something myself. Because I don't like to bother other people. Everyone have their own things to do. And you yourself is responsible for yourself. People can help you but they aren't obliged too, and most of the time you can't depend on other people to help you, after all, it is your own matters, not theirs.

Thus, I don't really want to ask people for help unless I really had no choice and when I am out of wits. Like let's say a printer problem that I faced.

 I am currently using HP Deskjet 2515. My printer ran out of ink. Both the colour and black ink. So I refilled the black ink, but I don't have the colour ink. The problem I faced is my printing is streaked. I searched online on how to handle this problem. My room mates gave me some solutions. But neither worked. I was at wits end. And I know my period was coming, so I could sense the easily-get-irritated feeling already ( okay here makes no sense). But I hanged on and not burst. Because, after all I was telling myself, this was a very small problem and it was my own problem and I shouldn't have disturb anybody's time and I should learn to settle this thing. I thought to myself if I really couldn't settle this, I might post it to facebook or group chats to ask anybody knows how to solve this. But then I didn't.

Lastly I told klm, and I think he had a very logic solution to my printer problem. And I didn't want to sound so whiny nor naggy when I told him about this issue. And so, I think my printer solution is solved. I had to get the colour catridge too to see if the streaked printing will be solved.

Point here is, I am very much appreciative of him. And sometimes, hey, maybe the feeling to depend on someone once a while feels nice.. Thank you.

Feb 14, 2017

So talking about...



Hi!

So I thought, hmm, today wasn't a very productive day, I should publish a blog post to make myself feel abit productive haha. Today was definitely one of those days where you don't want to do anything at all, just stay at home, put on a korean drama, slack and just laze away.

I will also put my Bangkok post on hold and just blog on random stuff. It's funny thou, coz all this while if I think of publishing a blog post, I will have so many thoughts planned out to blog. I would've think of what topic to post and also how to put my words together. But when I sit infront of my laptop preparing to type my blog post, I forget everything that I wanted to post.

So here are some random thoughts,

the other day I was talking to my friend, on new year resolutions. I think it was probably my 19th birthday (I guess), I thought of maturing. To be more rational thinking, more mature, to make decisions, don't be indecisive. I had a problem of deciding stuff sometimes. This is call dilemma. Indecisive. Still happens to me sometimes.

So about maturing, I learn that you actually mature through experiences or when you are being put into a certain situation where you by hook or by crook have to do it yourself. Up until now however, I still think I am in someway, still not mature. But I was told that it is alright. It is alright to not know everything. You can't expect yourself to know everything by the age of 21. You are still in the age of learning and discovering. So just go with the flow and learn from every step you make.


So talking about turning 21,
I registered as a Malaysia voter! Have you? I am excited to vote. So here is some info I got:

  1. You only can register when you pass your 21st birthday.
  2. You can register at Pos Malaysia.
  3. You just need your IC to register as a voter.
  4. It takes 3 months to process.
Thus, I am not sure if I can vote for this upcoming general election (GE) since it takes 3 months to process my registration. I don't know if I am registered on time. So let's see then! To those who have passed their birthdays, you guys should go and register now and be a responsible Malaysian!


So talking about the korean drama I am watching,
it is called Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. It is quite a different drama concept. It's about a young lady who is a weightlifter. So she is in a sport's school. When I am watching this drama, I tend to notice very good values from it. There are some very good quotes too.

"Learn to stand on your own two feet"
Becoz Joon Hyung(the male starring) told his ex-girlfriend, Si Ho to be independent and learn to stand on her own two feet.

"Be as strong as steel"
Because in life, you got to be strong to face any challenges.


So talking about a book I recently read,
it was written by Ellen Degeneres. I had a nice time reading her book. One of words that I remember was "Be unique". Sometimes we tend to follow the norm, to not be different from other people, so others won't give us weird look. But actually, everyone is different. Everyone is unique in their own way. So don't care how others look and you and just be who you are.
Hmm I think that's why klm always told me to be myself haha.


So talking about friends,
I think it is very very, very important to find friends whom you can share deep conversations together. Where you can tell them anything openly. And I believe I have those friends :) For that I am very very grateful for their existence. We all meet different people in life for different reasons.


So talking about women,
girls have pms. What is pms? Pre-menstrual syndrome. And we tend to be quite different in this period of time. We tend to lose our patience easily, get irritated easily, frustrated. I still don't know why this could happen lol. Nevertheless, I am trying to get a control on this pre-menstrual syndrome. I am still very curious about pms at how it can influence our mood. Well, I guess it's the change in hormone levels. Girls are also need to take notice of health check-ups such as pap smear. I came to know this through a video I was watching.


So talking about valentine,
Today is February 14th. I read back on my previous blog posts about Valentine's Day. Haha pretty childish omg. Nothing much happen this year's Valentine. It's funny how I take notice of Valentine's Day more last time compared to this year. I think it is mostly about spending great quality time with your love ones like your family, friends or lover. It doesn't have to be only on Valentine's Day. I still don't understand the point of it la actually lol. I would love birthdays, Chinese New Year and Christmas more because it's a day that have a meaning to it. Valentine's Day also have it's meaning la, but I don't know about it, so I don't care la lol paiseh.


So that's it. Haha. Done with all random thoughts. It is very random, but I just felt like typing out a post.


Priscilla.



Feb 11, 2017

Bangkok Day 1: Chatuchak Weekend Market & Chinatown

4th-8th February 2017



Mom and I travelled to Bangkok! It was our first time travelling together, just the two of us. It was quite intimidating at first because there were many uncertainties. We didn't really planned our itinerary for the trip, we thought of just going with the flow, seeing what fits well then we'll go for it. After all, travelling spontaneously is probably the best experience ever.


[Saturday, 4th Feb] - The both of us first arrived in Don Muang Airport at 8am in the morning. The first thing we did when we arrived was to buy a sim card. There were many people selling sim cards as we exited the arrival hall. We bought ours from truemove for 299baht, for 7-days.

truemove sim card
After we bought the sim card, we head outside of the airport and we found many public buses which states Mo Chit BTS. So we planned to head straight to Chatuchak Weekend Market instead of checking into our hotel because it was too early to check-in anyway.

How to get to Chatuchak Weekend Market from Don Muang Airport(DMK)?
You can take a bus from Don Muang Airport at 30 baht to Mo Chit BTS and from there you can walk to Chatuchak Weekend Market. The buses can be found outside of the airport. I think this is the cheapest route to Chatuchak from DMK.


1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
The best time to shop is from as early as 9am! The weather won't be very hot and sunny, plus, you can have the first buy of the day which many of the vendors would like because they believe that the first buyer will bring luck to their sales for the rest of the day. You might even see them rubbing their goods with the money you paid.


Chatuchak Market is huge. I am not kidding. If you really take the time to shop, you could probably shop the whole day. There are many many things to see in Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Opening Hours:
Friday 6pm-12am
Saturday 9am-6pm
Sunday 9am-6pm


2. Check-in to our hotel in Sukhumvit
One of the best decision was to stay in Sukhumvit area. It is a very very busy area of the city with many office workers, shopping malls, BTS, subways, busses, taxis and tuk-tuk. Our hotel was at a very strategic area of Sukhumvit. Just few mins of walking to Sukhumvit Subway station and Asoke BTS and also Terminal 21!

taken from google. This was our room

Fusion Suites Hotel

3. Chinatown@Yaowarat Road
We took a tuk-tuk to Chinatown for 200baht. The tuk-tuk guy first said 300baht, but we felt that it was a bit too pricey. So he then agreed to 200baht. One thing for sure in Bangkok, you really have to bargain your price for your transport when you take tuk-tuk, taxi and even shopping.




Fried Noodles
Fried dough with kaya! This is really nice.

Pad Thai
Chinatown was packed with people! We tried some fried noodles which was just okay. I did some research and there was this kuey chap in Chinatown which is very famous. We did went there and queue, but it was too long so we didn't manage to try it. We did however taste a very nice pad thai(photo above) near that kuey chap stall. Fried dough is also famous there! It was served with kaya, and I gotta say, the fragrance of the kaya was SO GOOD. The stall is located at the very front of Chinatown street. Highly recommended! I very much like the whole atmosphere in Chinatown because there are a lot of food stalls to choose from. It is actually famous for it's seafood but we didn't try either because of the long queue. My advice is to just slowly walk along the streets, who knows what yummy food you'll find at each turn you make!


That's all for Day 1 in Bangkok. Hope you find this post useful!


Priscilla.


Feb 10, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017 - Year of the Cock

I am back to write again. Was being hiatus for quite some time since my holidays began. I am on a 3 week holiday break. It's my semester break + chinese new year holiday. We are now closing to the end of Chinese New Year. How time pass :/ I am one week away back to campus.

This year I was able to spend more time in KL instead of my hometown in Pahang. I was able to meet up with most of my friends, and also going to each other houses for bai nian. Manage to catch up with one another after some time. I personally like chatting with one another when we go for bai nian, seeing our friend's parents as well, all too familiar since we all have been friends since high school. It's not about the gamble or the angpaos you receive. Thou we all would definitely like to win some money and receive big angpaos. They act as a medium for everyone to communicate with one another. This year especially, my friends and I played "In Between". It is very very intense. You will know how intense it is if you played it.

All of us were screaming, bribing one another to bet higher lol, you can see both ends of a spectrum. Some were being devils - tempting to bet higher. Some were being angels - pulling the hand brake, not to bet anymore. It was really fun haha. Most frequent use word during gambling is "You either go big or go home". Damn it hahahaha.

Hometown.
For this Chinese New Year, my family and relatives have our reunion dinner at a restaurant. It wasn't like our usual reunion dinner where everyone will prepare dishes and we'll have dinner on a very big long table (total of 3 tables). Some of my uncles and aunts thought, we should have a rest during the reunion dinner. Preparing a reunion dinner for a big family is no easy job. Preparation can start as early as morning til dinner time. And after dinner, there will be much cleaning to do. So thus, we ended up having a more relaxing reunion dinner.

Typical restaurant reunion dinner
I however really loved all the preparation and cleaning up lol. Yes, there will be a lot of work to do. But it is the process that really counts and matter most. The preparation for dinner is long. Well, that means more time to bond for me. We all will help one another preparing the dishes, carrying the dishes to the table, filling up everyone's rice bowls, making sure everyone have their spoons and chopsticks. Then after dinner, the younger ones, usually us cousins will settle with all the cleaning since the uncle and aunts already did all the preparation and cooking. The cousins and I will distribute our jobs into soaping dishes, rinsing, wiping the dishes and cleaning up the table. It is really a lot of fun since everyone is doing it together.

Having that said, I am not unsatisfied la. I am just expressing my previous reunion dinner experience lol. We only dine out on reunion dinner. The other days were all home cooked food. Oh yay! :D

Home-cooked meals are always the best!

Had pan mee on day two.

It was so goooooood. The taste still lingers on my taste buds <3


It was only these recent years where the cousins will spend a day out together. It is one of the very fun moments during each Chinese New Year. Us cousins rarely meet up. We probably only meet up during this festive season. So that's only once a year! It is really nice to have them thou :)

Boys being boys lol. 


On a side note, did you come upon a post that was shared widely in facebook regarding our perspective on Chinese New Year? Every now and then, we often say "Eh this year's Chinese New Year not as festive as last year hor", "this year more quiet, less festive mood leh".

Screenshot from facebook.



Chinese New Year is always there. We celebrated it ever since young, sometimes it's not the lack of festive season feeling that deteriorates, it is probably our perspective on cny. I think the post had a good point. When we were young, we would like to buy new clothes and wear it on the first day of cny. But as we grow older, it is no longer necessary to get new clothes. And so as to young adults now who spend more time wishing cny on social medias. So it's our perspective on this festive season itself.

PS: My chinese isn't very good, so this what i understand from the post la lol. You guys who are better in chinese can understand it better than me. I also understand part of it only lol. So please mind my chinese abilities la!


I just think we should really just treasure the time spent with our family and relatives. We don't know how many Chinese New Year can we spend together and it's also a once a year celebration which gathers every family members. So just enjoy the moment lah! :)

Priscilla.

Jan 19, 2017

so this turns out to be my first post in 2017

HELLO & a very Happy New Year 2017!



my new year wish came out so late. Pardon me for that as I have been occupied with a lot of studying due to my finals. I am currently having my finals. Only one paper left til we are free! So hang in there friends, freedom is so close!

Thought I took some time off to post a blog post which I have been longing to do.


To start things off, yesterday was a very very good day. How good?
Insanely good.

Because for 1. Biochem paper will be done.
but that also means, I have to suffer before it comes. I find Biochem tough because there were more lecture slides compare to the other subjects. It also was more challenging. There were sooooo many things to memorise. End of story.


- so this was me. Waking up superb early in the morning. Bathed. Had my breakfast. Off to the library. I was the first to arrived that that wtf. So I took a photo at how empty it looked. Peaceful.


2. it was a great day coz the moment I arrived back to my room....


- this happened.
I was literally hyperventilating. No joke. Jumping up and down. Screaming out of excitement. Shit was real. There I saw, my baby pup with a note written "Wear this to dinner", with a dress on the bottom. Immediately I knew, which dress this was. 

I had that moment. That moment, that you only see in the movies. Sht. Didn't know it occurred to me. My roommate recorded the whole situation when I found this lol. 

Thank you so much! It was my first time being really surprised by you hahaha.


3. so we had dinner. A very nice dinner with good conversations, good food. Good quality time.
- and to be exact. A 2-hour long dinner lol. How could you eat a dinner that long you wonder? It happens when you are having a really good quality dinner time. Conversations over the dinner table.
- sorry bout the presentation of the food. we were both ravenous.


4. matching look.
- hehe. Enough said.


5. another surprise on my table!!!
- i was having my nap after finishing Biochem. And the moment I woke up, I found this!!!
- the moment I saw, "Do you feel touched?" wtf. I already know who is the woman who gave me this. 
- Thank you so much for this early gift. The note that you gave me was so true. Definition of our friendship. I really like it. Much much lurffff.



Okay. so up til no5, it all happened yesterday. The ones after it all happens on different days. But they are the things I want to post about. 

6. another very very nice gift.
- this was a very very very lovely gift! I have been longing for a bracelet like this and you gave me as a gift for my birthday! I was jumping up and down when I received this as well lol.
- sometimes the smallest gifts are maybe what you are looking for. It was definitely what I was looking for. hehe.


7. a very happy friend who got something he really wanted
- my friend here. He was ecstatic. 100% super super happy because he got something he have been searching and staring and researching on for a very long time. HAHA.
- then he tries to convince us to buy it too. But no, I feel it is under use hahaha.


8. another very very happy, cheerful friend.
- Xinni turns 21! Wohoooo.
- She have always been a happy pill wherever she goes.
- my diet plan partner haha


9. Jia Xi turns 21!

- another January baby! Yeah!
- we took the exact same photo at the same place at the same date but different year. Exactly one year ago and one year after.


10. a visit from an old friend!
- he popped up out of nowhere when I was studying for Pathology.


11. same place, same people, same timing
- this was taken after Patho's paper.
- Yan Jin was saying that I wore the same shirt when we were walking here last year after exam
- Then I say why not we just snap a photo. And we did.
- but this photo is lacking of a lot of people still


12. free birthday movie pass!!
- because both Xinni and I are born on the same month, we both got a pair of free movie tickets.
- so we asked another good old friend name Tzing Wen out for a nice movie.
- we watch The Railroad Tigers.
- This was after Pathology paper.
- the bf is also in the photo lol.



And that's all for now! Time to get sunken in my books again..... It wasn't my vision of how my first blog post for 2017 was going to be. But these are the things and people that made a great start of 2017. More post after my exam!

Count your blessings, even the littlest ones :)

Priscilla.