2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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这些年

自九把刀《那些年》的电影放映后,很多人就爱聊起他们的“那些年”。
或许不需这部戏,大家时不时都会回首过去,怀念那些再也回不去的曾经。

那我们的这些年,又如何呢?

这些年,我会说 — 我们长大了!

这些年,我们聊的并不是当年有没有把功课做完,也不会是,那一个同学偷偷带电子机或“鸡”上课被没收,那一个同学喜欢那一个同学,那一个老师有几讨人厌, 那一个学校放假要去那里玩或报名参加生活营 等等。。。

这些年,我们谈的不见的是什么国家大事,但,总觉得我们长大咯!
这些年,我们聊的会是我的工作怎样怎样,到底这份工适不适合,我的公司福利好不好,薪水高不高,工作时间长不长,我的同事三不三八, 我的老板/老板娘疯不疯。。。
这些年,我们会谈谈人生大计 — 要辞职?换工作?要继续努力挖人生的第一桶金?
这些年,我门会谈我们要买车子或有的更是本事,会谈到买房子!
这些年,我们会谈到与那个“他”发展的好不好,那个他 “甜”不“甜” (in english – sweet or not?),  那个他怎样欺负他。。。
这些年, 烦恼也逐渐多了,要做的选择一个比一个重要, 一个比一个关键。
这些年,有的满是泪水,有的喜喜哈哈,有的外表看起来很好,但没人知道他到底是不是真正的快乐?

这些年,你们都好吗?
当这些年还没变成那些年时,你做了你最想做的事情吗?

 

 

 

A good 2012 ahead!

It has been a while since I last updated this blog. Guess blogging is not in trend anymore after the existence of Facebook. Besides, the working life is kinda hectic where I rather spare the free time to sleep =S Yes, I love sleeping very much! So do you? However, I have this urge to blog since the new year is here.
Sorry for the slight delay as we are in the second month of the year already.

My 2011
My 2011

Anyway, here’s a sneak peek on my year of 2o11.
You may view more pics on my FB.

Well, I must say 2011 was a very fruitful one to me.
Been to the land of Aussie, slacking and enjoying laid back lifestyle there for a month+.
After the trip, successfully gotten myself a job not knowing what media planning is about.
In addition, I was really lucky to be able to join the company trip and brought myself all the way to the soul of Asia – Korea!
A very enjoyable getaway with my fellow colleagues.
Hence, 2011 has been really good to me.
I’m so thankful for that. Sincerely thanks to those who made my 2011 an awesome one!

 So, what’s for 2012?
Not so sure about it yet but I wish it will be an even better year ahead!

Dragon CNY

Dragon CNY

The year has began with the CNY celebration.
Had real fun back in the hometown for a week.
It was rather short. In fact, I’ll never have enough to my stay back at home.
Home is always the best ❤

For this very 1st entry in 2012, I hereby wishing all of you a good year ahead blessed with joyfulness and prosperity!
HUAT AHHH!!

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

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Fun in Melbourne

Abandoned this bloggie for months.

Here comes my super overdue entry on the trip to Melbourne ages back.
Have even been to Korea and haven’t get the time to blog about.
No time for blogging anymore as it used to be. N wat not, blog is not in trend anymore.
But… since I hv done drafting on this months ago with all the pics loaded here, so why not putting some words on and get it published?

Am definitely missing the joyous days there…

Melbourne's CBD

Melbourne's CBD

I claimed this a graduation trip for me and my HPY.
Remember how we used to discuss happily on where to go upon finishing our degree
and sadly only the mere two of us made it for a trip!
n Yes, it’s our trip to Melbourne 🙂
A place where both of us can find our love!

Thanks to HPY and HPY’s bf who brought me around.

In the train

In the train

One of the must experience things in Melbourne would be running after the train/tram!
Especially the LAST TRAIN in which we hv to run for our life in order to get home.

Clayton

Clayton

Had a couple of nights stay at SPY’s place in Clayton which is far from the City.
N this suburb was really cold! The picture of how we shivered and walked back to the house from bus station is still clear in mind.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

I’m really glad and happy to meet the long lost fren-MissMok in Melbourne.
Touring the city with her was really fun!

RMIT

RMIT

Miss camwhoring with this woman on this green field, rolling here n there.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

QV market is a MUST GO place for tourist like us.
This is where you get to buy bundles of souvenirs for your frens 🙂

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Curious students like we do will never want to miss a chance to hv a “Lawatan sambil belajar” trip to the Museum.
Show your student ID and you’ll get to visit the museum for free.

St. Patrick's Catheral

St. Patrick's Catheral

We discovered this beautiful church when we were on our way to the Parliament.
Regret for not entering and look see look see on the interior.

Parliament House

Parliament House

The 3 visitors to Parliament House

Posers @ Parliament

Posers @ Parliament

St Kilda

St Kilda

Grabbed the chance to check out the St Kilda beach with HPY, HPY’s bf and Felix

with the HPY

with the HPY

An ideal place to stroll along with the view of the city

Oh shit! I miss yarra river so much!
Love to walk along the river with the spectacular view.

Another MUST GO spot!

I hv whole lot more to share!
Road trips to Great Ocean Raod, Phillip Island and Mornington.
Guess I won’t hv the time to do it.
Kindly visit my FB for the pics 🙂

I miss you Melbourne! I will be back! See you…

Recharge

Hectic life ever since I joined the working community.
Working life = lifeless.

KL view from the plane
KL view from the plane

Super long break no more.
Cannot go home n grow mushroom for months anymore.
Going home is about taking annual leave and public holiday.
Slacking no more for not going to work as I like as how we skipped lectures/tutorials back in uni.
Have no rights to simply take a day OFF.

Sunday: Monday blue
Monday: Working day
Tues: Working day
Wed: Working day
Thurs: Working day
Fri: Working day n TGIF as weekend is here!
Sat: Resting day

So basically, get up early for work, jam on the road, lunch, work till the sky gets dark, think wat’s for dinner, eat, shower n sleep are my weekdays routine.

 Weekends are about hanging out and doing the chores =)

Am glad and grateful that I hv this week off to hv gone home for like FINALLY.
Been homesick for quite a while.

Oh well, the other quarter of the year is here! It’s Sept!
Time to get myself recharged during this break and get prepared to battle over the coming workload.

 Working life ain’t bad afterall.
Worth for the experience and wat not, for the sake of life.

Hey, friends out there! If you are in the workforce like I do, let’s fight together!
Fighting!  Cheers ❤

Jln jln cari makan di Melbourne

Wanted to blog about my trip to Melbourne long ago. Yet time ran too quickly n did not allow me to.
I have tonnes of pictures taken n would like to share with y’all.
FB stalkers would have already seen them.
But still, I hv the urge to compile an entry here which I think it’s different from merely browsing the pixies through FB?
Anyway, if you are starving now, I would like to advise you to kindly leave this page.

So yea, as the title suggests, this entire post gonna be on the food I had in Melbourne City!

What for brunch?

Rose Garden
Rose Garden BBQ Shop @ Elizabeth Street

Upon my arrival to the city, my boy brought me to this Rose Garden BBQ Shop for brunch.
This restaurant serves very big portion of meals in which the plate of my supposed-to-be-1 serving salted fish fried mihun looks like a sharing meal for two!

Apart for the XXL sized meal, our lovely fren – SPY highly recommended their salt pepper chicken.
So ppl visit the restaurant for it’s XXL meals with yummilicious taste and
most importantly, for it’s reasonable price in the city.

Breakfast at Centre Place
Breakfast at Centre Place

Grabbed the chance to enjoy a meal at Centre place – the busy laneway with various bars, restaurants and shops
together with the long time no see woman from Adelaide.

I cannot remember the name of this Italian restaurant but I do love the risotto and beef stew rice they serve.

Reunion

Centre Place
Centre Place with Tokyo feel?

The ladies’ favourite camwhore session is BACK!

Hainaichi
Hainaichi

There’s this Japanese fast food chain in OZ.
Emily brought me there to try out their best selling Kay’s Chicken
no doubt, the kay’s chicken did not disappoint us.

A variety of teas can be found in the restaurant.
As recommended by Emily, their lychee tea is really good.

Sushi Burger
Sushi Burger

Coming up next – Sushi Burger!

It’s japanese cuisine again. Ppl in Melbourne do fancy Japanese food I guess.
In fact, I had a wide range of cuisines from Japan to Chinese to Indon to Thai to Vietnam n etc.
The food variety tells how much of migrants Melbourne has.

Btw, back to the topic! Yes, speaking of sushi burger, must try their Spicy Raw Salmon sushi burger!
It’s finger licking good to go with the special sauce in the burger.
OMG, I’m craving for it now!

Okie, upon the request of one of my loyal fans, I would like to hereby express my gratitude
to my HPY MISS CHARLENE LAI CHERN LIN who reckoned this stunning delicious sushi burger to us.
Xie xie ni HPY, ni de ren hen hao…! Xie xie! arigatou gozaimass… kamsahamida! 

Ying Thai @ Lygon

Ying Thai @ Lygon

Sawadikap!
Tried this thai restaurant located at Lygon called Ying Thai.
It’s a popular Thai restaurant as the crowd tells.

Their seafood tomyam was amazingly good! Way too hot to me but yet I suka =)

Hi Tea?

Fut TaiS like us whom never say NO to Hi-tea must visit:-

Max Brenner

Max Brenner

Max Brenner cafe for their crunchy waffles!

San Churro

Chocolateria San Churro in QV

Chocolateria San Churro for a cup of drink and San Churro!

Tian Ren Yam Bubble Milk Tea

Tian Ren Yam Bubble Milk Tea

Besides, Fut Tais MUST! Seriously no joke! It’s compulsory to visit Tian Ren Tea @ Swanston St.
For their very very awesomely good Yam Bubble Milk Tea!

*PHOTO CREDIT TO MISS CHARLENE LAI CHERN LIN  
Again, xie xie ni HPY! ni de ren zhen de si hen hao… haoo daooo! 

Lindt Chocolat Cafe

Lindt Chocolat Cafe @ Collins St.

and last but not least – exquisite Lindt cafe which is specially designated for all the Fut TaiS!

nice place to chill out

nice place to chill out

The nice chilling environment is always the best for Fut TaiS to gossip…

Dinner?

Giraffe Cafe

Giraffe Cafe

Giraffe cafe serves good food with it’s inviting home alike interior.
It’s perfect to have a gathering there like we did =)

Stalactites
Stalactites @ Lonsdale Street

If you’re running late for a dinner whereby most of the restaurants in the city have probably closed, no worries,
you may visit Stalactites – the famous Greek restaurant in Melb that operates for 24 hours!
Try their kebab which is so called souvlaki in their menu.
I would suggest u to order Lamb souvlaki which I think it’s the best among all!

Little Lamb
Little Lamb @ Russel St

Another MUST visit restaurant – Little Lamb!

If you are very very hungry, you may go for this eat-all-you-can steamboat.

eat all u can!
eat all u can!

Worth the money and the steamboat is really good with their tasty soup bases and different types of sauces!

Best to eat when you cannot stand the coldness in town!

Something to munch on? 

Lord of the fries
Lord of the fries

You will love to try tis lord of the fries which can be found in
Melbourne Central and somewhere near Flinders as you’ll see the crowd queuing for tat.

Sushi rolls
Sushi rolls

 I love the way sushi is served in Melbourne.
It’s easy to eat and I heart the soy sauce that they pack in the fishie little bottle.
You can just drip the soy sauce accordingly to your preference with no hassle!

Do visit TOKUI sushi at Swanston Street for the cheapest sushi in town! $2 per roll =)

That’s all for now. Time to hit the sack.
More to come! Stay tuned*

Reality

It’s time to back to reality after living in the world of fantasy for a few months.
Ain’t easy to walk to reality after so much of indulgences I had.
Oh well, I hv to walk on no matter how hard it is.
I have to open my eyes to witness what life is.

As we grow, we gone through different stages in life.
Like education, we begin from pre-school education to primary to secondary to tertiary education.
After all, we have to join the community and explore on, to discover what the real world is.

Hell yes,
I am joining the community and exploring on.

Vizeum entry pass

Am glad that I’ve gotten a job as recommended by a friend of mine.
Thanks to my beloved HPY! Jobless no more =)
Hv joined the family for a week.
Nice working environment with friendly people.
Will keep my fingers crossed and I hope this turning point can be a fruitful one.

Hello WORLD!

鸡笼

The long waited april was here eventually and slipped away in a blink of eyes.
I’ve been confined in this chicken cage 鸡笼 = Geelong for more than a month.
Few more days left and I will be released to fly back to reality.

Some of you may not heard of this City just like I did,
can’t believe tat I’m actually here!
Anyway, it takes you only an hour journey to come here from Melbourne City.

Waterfront
Waterfront – the Heart of Geelong  

FYI, Geelong is the largest regional city in Victoria.
Waterfront is the MUST visit place if you happen to come Geelong.

Eastern Beach
Eastern Beach

It’s nice to stroll along the bay with the breeze.

Geelong landmark
Prominent bollards in Geelong
 As a typical tourist, taking picture with these sculptured bollards is another MUST.
Sailorman and sexy woman
Sailorman and sexy woman

 You can spot a number of bollards are installed in Waterfront.

Baywalk bollards
Baywalk bollards

“The bollards chronicle characters from the city’s past and present,
including dapper young ladies in neck-to-knee bathing costumes,
1930s lifesavers, a Geelong footballer, jaunty sailors, fishermen and a town band.” (visitvictoria.com 2011)

Cunningham Pier
Bay City Seaplane by Cunningham Pier
Ford Discovery Centre
Ford Discovery Centre

Managed to visit both Wool museum and Ford discovery centre.
More pics on my FB.
Grabbed the opportunity to see wool’s production and antique cars by Ford.

Westfield
Westfield

Westfield is where we shopped for our groceries
where we can find the nearest Coles.

Market Square
Market Square

As I was told, Aussie is a very laid-back country and here proves the statement.
Look at the shops! All closed at 5pm to 6pm.

Empty street
Empty street

The city turns into silence after 6pm.

So hmmm.. Msia is not too bad afterall, with shopping malls and shops operate till 10pm at least.
Msians should be blessed with that.
We still have loads to do when the night is still young.

Roof top view
Roof top view

Discovered and in loved with this picturesque view
when I first climbed up to the roof top to do the laundry.

View for the other side
View for the other side

So yeap, there’s nothing much can be done in Geelong.
Do up the chores like cooking, laundry n cleaning up the room are my major tasks here.

In fact, the living expenses here are undoubtedly much higher,
especially to a Malaysian like me who used to spend RM than AUD $.

masak masak
masak masak

It’s way cheaper if you get to cook yourself and avoid eating out.

Dinner
Dinner

We normally cook together-gather with the boys here for our dinner.
Glad tat we even had Kuching Laksa here in Geelong.

the boss
The Boy

That’s HIM, the reason why I’m here =)

家 是永远最好的!

自四年前,离乡背景赴大城市追求梦想,
也经历了两个月的实习;
深深体会到有”家”可以回,
有妈妈烧的菜,热腾腾温暖的阿妈靓汤可是多么幸福的事 🙂

回到家
不愁吃, 不愁安全, 不愁交通, 不愁银两…
什么烦恼都没有了.
当然也可以跟困扰又讨人厌的 “失眠”先生 挥别!


在家的日子非常悠闲.
每天陪老妈子大人喝茶, 买菜  跟老爸老妈吃午饭.
在家当宅女,上网 面子书 等.
当然最开心的是 – 有好多很精彩很好看的电视节目陪伴着我!
有空就拍拍拖 或 跟朋友们喝喝茶 “吹吹水”. 哈哈!
我就这样 “浩浩荡荡” 地过了这两个月在家当”寄生虫”的日子.

虽然偶尔会觉得内疚,
但我肯定,如果我不把握机会过下游手好闲的日子,
以后一定会后悔莫及!
每个过来人都会同意我的想法吧?
因为一旦开始了工作, 恐怕要回家也难了…

这两个月里, 在我这可爱又充满人情味的家乡时,
遇到了不少熟悉的脸孔,
有心人们都很关心小妹的未来, 一一问到 我会去哪发展…
隔壁邻居也不例外. 伯父更是感叹年轻人都离开父母不爱回家陪他们老人家.

我的为未来还是未知数, 什么工作, 在那里工作 我也不晓得…
下一次回家也不懂会是几时 😦
但我不会忘记我在家的父母和我最心爱的狗儿们!
我一定会回来的! 你们要等我哦!

 

p/s: 超久没有用华语了,这应该是自我多年前开始写部落格以来  第二篇华语部落格文章.希望你们可以看得懂我快要生锈的华语咯!