30 August 2006

Trip to Sibu, Sarawak

Last week i was on a job assignment to Sibu. It was my first time to East Malaysia. I was therefore feeling kind of excited before i go. As it was on short notice, the moment i go home, i need to pack up, shower then sleep as i have to be at the airport at 6something to collect and pay for my ticket! However, its all COOL for me as i love adventures!
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KLIA Express- My first time on board... (R) looking sleepy n tired..

Sibu actually reminds me of my hometown in Johor, Batu Pahat. Not many tall buildings, mainly mini-markets other than hypermarkets, taxi which doesn't use their meter, friendly folks, mandarin speaking and nice food! It's a peaceful little town.

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Sibu Airport

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Joanne and me

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(L) local dishes- MeeLin ( Sarawak Vege) and local sashimi! Both also very yummy! (R) The H.U.G.E. King Prawn with Cheese on it! Sorry about my half-eaten rice haha..:p

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(L) Hotel Kingwood for the first night (R) Hotel Tanahmas for the second- i prefer Tanahmas although the beds are smaller but its cleaner than Kingwood!

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Note: I am not supposed to be the main character of this photo, look at my colleague behind..wahaha..esp the bottom part!Yes i am mean i admit!!!

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Went to the central market

Overall, i enjoyed this trip to Sarawak. The assignment was quite exciting as well. Oh did i mention, Sibu is really H.O.T! and their air-con doesn't seem to be working well. It's also a good place to buy C.Ds and D.V.Ds (if you know what i mean) very good price! I wouldn't mind going there for job assignment again!!!

28 August 2006

Random Feelings

I feel like slapping myself for my previous post. It was not even anything to look foward to, he is just a nice person to be with...

Why was i upset?

I think i must have gone nuts.

Dear all, kindly ignore my previous post, think its the effect of spending too much time with your girlfriends and not going out alone with any guy friend...

No no, can't let this happen again! :p

27 August 2006

He's just not that into you -Real Life Experience

Recently i got close with one guy, not very close but we tried keeping in touch every now and then. He is a funny guy, i always like guys who can make me laugh!I thought this is going to be something beautiful, my close friend thought so too. Then i got two signs:
1) Called him but never call back, only sms me the next morning; FINE
2) SMS him about time to meet up tomorrow justnow and til now 2am there's no response as well...SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG WITH THIS GUY?!
I am waiting to see the 3rd sign, if he do this again.. That's it, i think i have experienced the He's Just Not that Into You symptons. Sad to say i have wasted a LiL part of my life on him, but heck, life is all about experiencing it anyway.
Good Luck to me, i am meeting him tomorrow, that is if he reply my sms! :p $%$&$&$% ...There are so many guys out there anyway ! (just that all taken only what :()
Please ignore me if you find me irritating haha..i am just too tired today!
Went to Sibu wednesday til friday, will post my photos soon!!!CIAO BELLE.....

21 August 2006

Enjoy the Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university lecturer. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his guests coffee, the lecturer went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and some expensive and exquisite, telling them to help themselves to hot coffee.
When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the lecturer said: "If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you towant only the best for yourselves but that is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and are eyeing each other's cups."
"Now, if Life is coffee, then the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn't change." "

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee in it."

It is so true that we are constantly pursuing materialistic enjoyment such as diamonds, branded handbags etc that we forget those simple things in life which once gave us so much happiness. A day out in the park, cooking for family and talk to our parents, we have forgotten about these little things. Life shouldn't just be about jobs, money and position!

Let us all enjoy the coffee !

20 August 2006

Graduation Day in UM

It was one of my highschool friend's graduation day two weeks ago. A bunch of us old friends went to UM to take pics with her and to congrats her on her achievement! We had so much fun together. Lots of memories came back to me after that gathering! Thought about how we used to spend time together in school, tuition, or go makan after tuition. Life was simple , we were simple then. Things got complicated when you start working. U don't know who you can trust but when i am with my high school friends, i feel that i can totally be myself and live at the moment! Come often ah Bee, we love to have you around..but..maybe not so often lah k wahaha...Wait for us to go visit you in Spore...!

Yi lein, Me , Ah Bee and WC

Us with the graduate, ah Teo

Us again, Ah Bee love taking photos, so we just have to entertaint her :p..haha actually i love taking pics too!

Us having dinner at Kelana Jaya Seafood Centre

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18 August 2006

He's just Not th@t Into You

I read this book recently. This book is definitely worth a read for us girls!We ought to be doing a reality check on ourselves, whether we are really wasting our precious time on the right person?

Do you feel that it's so normal to hear stories from your girlfriends that they think they have met some nice guy, they hit off pretty well, they exchange phone numbers, but its always the end of the story. These guys kept us pondering for some days, wondering if we have said something wrong along the way or we have actually scared them away .Most of the time we even help them out by coming out with certain excuses for them i.e. they are too busy with work, they lost our phone numbers etc. Come on girls! It's all RUBBISH, according to the author of this book!

It's all because He's Just Not that Into You!!!Some tips to share:

1. He is just not that into you if he is not asking you out

The author thinks that if the guy likes you, he will you out. The truth is men find it very satisfying to get what they want!If you think that this is telling you to sit around and wait for the guy to ask you out , No...what the author is saying is just reminding us not to waste our time on unnecessary man! We women can be more powerful and take charge of our love life...

2. He is just not that into you if he is not calling you

If a guy is into you, you will never see you staring maniacally at your phone,willing it to ring,you will never be ruining your evening with girls night out by checking your phone once in every 15mins!

3. He is just not that into you if he is not dating you

Guys tell you how they feel even if you refuse to listen to them. When they say that they do not want to be involved in a serious relationship, they truly mean it! Don't be in a situation where you are SORT OF dating someone..

4. He is just not that into you if he is cheating on you

Whatever problem that you are having with your relationship doesn't merit him to cheat on you!Don't ask him what you did wrong, don't share the blame. Cheating don't just happen by accident!

5. He is just not that into you if he doesn't want to marry you

The man whom you are dating saying that he doesn't want to get married, or he doesn't believe in marriage, he is simply saying that he doesn't want to get married TO YOU. Stop listening to all those excuses

6.He is just not that into you if he is breaking up with you

If a guy has decided to break up with you, don't do anything anymore! Cut him off and if he has said it out of anger or anything, let him miss you and try to win you back!

If you girls are interested the book is by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, writer and consultant of Sex and the City. I think i have benefited a lot by reading this book, i realised that we deserve better treatment from guys who are really serious about us! Come on girls, let's not waste our precious time on some crappy, undeserving relationship!

Life is too beautiful to be missed...

I LoVe Sunset...

photo taken at ShangriLa Putrajaya

I love sunset, it always gives me a sense of calmness, it takes me away from the complicated reality, reminding me that there are still good things in life...I am glad that i am alive to watch sunset...
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16 August 2006

What do you do when you are too bored in the office?

t@ke pictures :p wahaha....

My messy desk, see my pink tumbler? Everyone says its C.U.T.E~!


ME Again!

Where's my pretty colleague? She weren't in the room the other day. Too bad for you guys! LOL...

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Never Give Up

Recently just when i was feeling low and down, my good friend sent me this story. It came at a right time, although it is some signal sent to me, asking me not to give up on myself, despite the disappointment and rejections from others. I wanna share with you all this story.Here it goes:

One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship,
my spirituality...
I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

His answer surprised me...

"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"

"Yes", I replied.

"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.

And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo." He said.

"In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. "I would not quit." He said.

"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.

Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant...

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.

I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle." He said to me.

"Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots?"

"I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you."

"Don't compare yourself to others." He said.

"The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet, they both make the forest beautiful."

"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high!"
"How high should I rise?" I asked.
"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return. "As high as it can?" I questioned.
"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."

I left the forest and bring back this story.

Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness;
Bad days give you experiences;
Both are essential to life.
Keep going....

Happiness keeps You Sweet,

Trials keep You Strong,

Sorrows keep You Human,

Failures keep You Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing!

You are right. Don't compare yourself to others, everyone has a different purpose in life. One day i shall find mine....and i shall grow up high!!!Thanks Xian for telling me this story!

13 August 2006

Japanese Buffet Lunch @t Zipangu Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

On Saturday i went to Shangri-La Japanese buffet lunch with one of my very close legal aid friends. Her name is Carol. It was indeed a very nice lunch. We were there from 11.30am til around 2.30pm, exactly from the starting of the buffet til the end of it! We were slowly appreciating the food and happily chatting at the same time. Here's some of the food offered there:

favourite Sashimi!According to my Auntie, not many jap buffet offers this clam sashimi (the red colour one) as they are really expensive!

Oysters , prawn and scallop...All very Fresh!!!

The cooked food. cod fish, unagi, fish in mayonese sauce and mussels in garlic sauce. The cod fish was great, very lightly cooked with soy sauce.

The Desserts: redbean cake, wasabi chocolate mouse tart, mochi and coconut strawberry cheesecake! I adores the cheescake, very yummy!

Thanks to my auntie for lending me her card. Her card got us a 50% discount, so we ended up paying only RM50 for such a great meal! There are many more type of food offered there but i was already too busy eating to take anymore pics :p
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11 August 2006

Which Baby Are U???
My friend sent me an e-mail recently with details of characteristics of people born in different months of the year. I looked at mine, being a February baby and i was amazed of how accurate some of the characteristics are the same as mine.
  • Loves reality and abstract -I think i am constantly in a dilemma, or put it more accurately, i am always in the process of knowing myself better. Yes, to a certain extent i am always being realistic about life in general but of course everyone must have dreams of their own that you would like to think that you are able to achieve in some day,isn't it? Those who knows me well, would know what has always been my dream...
  • Intelligent and clever -haha would i want to deny this? No way...I won't say that i am a genius but i do think that i am quite smart haha...looking at the fact that i hardly study in the university and i managed to graduate with quite a good degree! ok ok fine..stop showing me faces ;p
  • Changing personality -I think this is also quite true for me. Some days you can find me very friendly and approachable, talking to you non-stop and laughing happily, but some days i am just quiet and don't even want to entertaint anyone. Of course i am not referring to 'those' days lah haha..
  • Attractive -Don't think i should comment on this one...i shall leave it to you guys!
  • Quiet, shy and humble - Sometimes i am quiet, and usually i am quiet because i am not comfortable with the people around me. I don't think i am shy unless i am in front of the guy i like. I am quite humble..won't say i am very humble as i do like compliments!
  • Honest And loyal -I think i am definitely honest. When i was in secondary school i am was normally asked to be the treasurer of societies and clubs, maybe because of my innocent face? I believe in karma, you will have to give back whatever you took from others one day, just depending on the timing only. Loyal, i am definitely a loyal friend, i always trust my friends very much, therefore throughout my childhood i sometimes get hurt and betrayed by my friends
  • Determined to reach goals- i think this is one quality that lacks in me. To be serious i think i can count how many times in my life i am determined to do something. I am always taking short cuts; basically i will always choose a path that is easier and faster to reach the desired destinations. Actually i understand that this is really not good, as you miss out a lot of things on the way. Maybe the truth is i have never desire something that much in my life that it is worth me fighting for it! Thanks to my family, i have most of the things in my life and somehow i feel that i shouldn't be too greedy, i feel that if you are easily contented, you will be happy with your life..
  • Too sensitive and easily hurt -Call me petty or what not, but i do expect people around me to know how i am like and not to hurt me...I am actually easily hurt, even though i always pretend that i don't care about it..I am really not good at showing my deep emotions...and sometimes i regret because i hide it from the person that i want him/her to know the most, in the end i have to pay for the price...
  • Loves making friends but rarely shows it- I Love making friends! but people always have the impression that i am too proud or cocky to be approached...i wonder why? those friends who knows me afterwards found out that i am totally not like that!
  • Daring and stubborn - Yes i am stubborn. Actually people who are stubborn always have to pay for the price of being stubborn. I like things done certain ways but of course i don't like forcing people. That's why sometimes i am angry, angry with myself because i can't get what i want and yet i don't want to resort to using other alternatives to get what i want. COMPLICATED rite...
  • Loves entertainment and leisure -I am sure everyone loves this! unless he/she is a WORKAHOLIC!!!
  • Romantic on the inside not outside -Once again this relates to my disability of showing my emotions..my ex always complaint about this last time...but maybe my way of loving him is simply different from the way he loves me...i think sometimes we just need to accept each other as they already are...
  • Tries to learn to show emotions - See??? It's hard being a February baby!!! All my life i will probably be a member of this LEARN TO SHOW YOUR EMOTIONS club....

If you guys wanna know about your characteristics, tell me by putting your comments in my blog, i will post it up later!

05 August 2006

KL Bar Young Lawyers - Visit to UKM

This morning i joined the KL Young Lawyer's Committee 's visit to UKM. Honestly speaking, i haven't been to any of Malaysia's local university. Of course this is not the main reason i join the visit. I wanted to help out the law students and share with them my experience so far in this profession. We all gathered at Sg. Besi Toll at around 10am, there were 11 of us and by the time we got to UKM, Bangi, its already around 10.20am. Think we are supposed to be there at 10am, but the Dean of the Law Faculty and the other professors were still very kind despite us being late.

When we walked into the Lecture Hall, we were quite surprised to find that there are more chinese students than the malay students. We were actually expecting a main malay students crowd. So the Dean proceeded to give a speech to the students, then our KL Bar Young Lawyers Chairman, Richard Wee gave a speech as well. Thereafter, the students were divided into 11 groups as there were 11 of us. We are supposed to lead the group and share with them our experience in the profession.

I was given a group of around 12 students. At first i was a bit worry about the students being quiet and there will be some silences in between. Later on i actually joined my group with another group of students, of course with another lawyer in leading the other group. I was planning to share with them my chambering experience. So the lawyer went on to talk to them about the profession itself. She has been in the practice for around three years already so she had more things than me to tell the students. However,i contributed here and there as well when she couldn't think of the things to say. I told them the factors to consider when you are choosing which firm to chamber with.

The students were generally quite shy about asking questions. One of them is concerned about some firm's preference of oversea graduates than the local graduates. We advised them that there are also firms which prefer local graduates than the oversea graduates for obvious reason that they do have an advantage over us as they learned all about the Malaysian law while doing their degree in the local university. The problem for them is that they don't realised this advantage as they are too concerned with the fact that they are local graduates. The other lawyer was being very encouraging, telling them that the most important factor is to show their personality and their attitude, to prove to the firm that their general perception of local graduates is wrong. Actually i think that i am being lucky because i get to pursue my studies oversea because it does change my personality in away, having seen the world outside Malaysia. Our session lasted for around one and a half hour.

The students were very grateful about us going over to give them this session. They thanked us for don't know how many times. The Dean and the professors were very friendly as well. The campus is actually quite nice, with lots of trees, feels like a real campus. However the problem is that the area is quite remote. The students were telling us that it can get quite scary at night and how quiet it will be during weekend.

I think this is a very good experience for us too.Everyone walked away from UKM, feeling that we have spent our weekend in a meaningful way. I feel that i have benefited from the lawyer's kind words of encouragement and her advice about the attitude we should have, having entered this profession.The rest of the committee members were very friendly and fun to be with too. Their next university to visit would be the International Islamic University. I would be glad to join them with i have nothing particularly important on that day. Looking forward to next outing with the KL Young Lawyers Committee. U GUYZ ROCKS!