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Sunday, April 29, 2007

I Love You

They say a picture paints a thousand words...

He asked me again during the perfect candlelight dinner...
And I said "Yes!"
Not because of the lovely settings,
Not because of his persistence and his courage,
Not because he swept me off my feet...
But because I know,
I'm ready to love him now...


At last, he found me... and at that single moment, I believe, we were the two most happiest people on earth :)


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Green Bus


Love is like boarding a bus
The yellow one that you wait for never comes
Or is either late

When the green one comes you hesitate whether to get on it
Because you don’t know the route that it’ll take
Or where it will bring you to

Green ones just pass you by and by
Yet you never get on…
Still waiting for the yellow one

Until one day you get so darn fed-up of waiting any longer
You see a green bus
Hail it
And get on
And you’ll be surprised
It carries you away to the land of dreams…

And one day you'll find
That there's something more than just the trip on the green bus you enjoy
Not just the jazzy music it plays
Not the aircon not the comfy seats not the endless supply of icecream
Nor the lovely country view outside the window

You start to wonder why
Then one fine day you find flakes of green on the seat
You see a reflection on the glass windows outside
The skin of the bus starts to peel

And you suddenly realise
That underneath that dingy colour of green
Lies that shiny coat of yellow that you've been waiting for all along

My Green Bus...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I Love Dory

Hello foo!
Byebye
I love Dory
Dory is a fish.
I am going nuts.

prompt>> ll file.txt
-rw-rw-r-- 1 author eng 63 Apr 28 2005 file.txt

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Me: "Hey, ask you something."
Him: "What?"
Me: "I forgot d. If I were a fish, I would be Dory."
Him: "Guess what was my first perl code when I was an intern?"
Him: "I love Dory"
Me: "No way.......!" *Melted*

Sorethroat

I cannot believe he gave me a sorethroat!!!!!

Definition

Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing fevers, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck. It is typically caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Mononucleosis is often transmitted by saliva. While it is known as "the kissing disease," mono may begin slowly with fatigue, malaise, headache, and sore throat. The sore throat becomes progressively worse, often with enlarged tonsils covered with a whitish-yellow covering. The lymph nodes in the neck are frequently enlarged and painful. The symptoms of mono gradually subside on their own over a period of weeks to months.

Mononucleosis occurs most often in 15- to 17-year-olds.
<-- So now what, is this article trying to make me feel like we are teenagers jumping on each other at every chance!?

I mean, seriously!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Food Loft

I liked the mood yesterday...
just sitting there holding hands with the one you like
at a place by the sea
while sipping ice-blended juice
and listening to big-band swing and jazz

They were playing:
Aretha Franklin - Say A Little Prayer for You
Diana Krall - The Look of Love
Sam Cooke - What A Wonderful World This Would Be
Frank Sinatra - Moon River

I liked it even more...
just lying by your side
at a place called home
with your arms around me
and humming along to songs

We sang:
Robbie Williams - Better Man
Beatles - All My Loving
Mika - Grace Kelly

P/S: I got licked by Elmo, a toy-poodle during breakfast this morning! Other than that, I had half-boiled eggs and sweet kaya-toasted bread. *Smiles!*

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Random Feelings

I am growing... from a size 5 to size 6
and I don't know what to wear everyday
My skirt doesn't match my shirt
and I need to stock up on basic whites and blacks
How can some people look so effortless?
I wish I had flawless skin...

I felt so happy and cheerful that Monday morning
I need to write this down before I forget
I was as chirpy as a blue bird at breakfast
I thought, someone please give me a face mask!
To cover that silly, wide smile on my face
Either that
Or someone please wipe it off my face :P

Your friends love you, I can see...
but mine love me too
so I guess I ain't that bad afterall~
Sometimes I wish they were just here beside me
so they could shield me with affection
and protect me with words

You'll remember me when the west wind moves
Upon the fields of barley~

Sunshine

Baby
You make me feel like Sunshine everyday
Like rainbows bursting in the sky
And birds flying around freely

How I wish it were Saturday all over again...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Comedial First Date


Okok so that's not really what that happened :P At least not all... except the romantic parts, hahah luckily I didn't need to concoct that up. Here goes...!

So he said he would pick me up between 6.30-7.00p.m. And by 6.30p.m., I was nowhere near ready. My close friends and housemates would know I'm the type of person where punctuality means half an hour late. And that spelt bad for him... for when he called at 6.30p.m. sharp I told him I was not ready and asked him to wait in the car. LOL.

In a blunder, I hurriedlly picked what to wear and as a result, dropped both my contact lenses down the sink. As I opened my door to shout for my housemate, there he was already standing in front of my bedroom door with a bouquet of flowers in his hand...!! #%$#^%#&@# to the person who let him in... I was not ready, with my hair up and my makeup not done. I was only thankful that I was no longer wrapped in my towel when I opened my bedroom door. This was already turning into a typical date in American comedies where the boy needs to wait for the girl for half an hour in her flat. Like Rachel in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Hahahhaa...

Anyhow, he presented the flowers to me and on our way to the lift, I told him, "This is what happens when two calamity people go on a date..." Hahaha... Anyway he did do the "whisk me away" thing and we found ourselves seated in a flurry by the waiters at our dinner table in the Mansion where everyone around us was dining in complete and utter silence. Surprisingly, my date didn't know that 32 Mansion was a fine-dining place... you know those type of places where there are more platters and knives and forks and spoons than you can handle. *blink*
Throughout our dinner, we couldn't help but have the feeling that we were on some comedy show being watched by an audience just awaiting for something calamity to befall us that night LOL. Luckily for us, everything went pretty well and soon enough there was a table of people who spoke so loudly and cheerfully they drowned out the silence and we could joke and laugh more freely :D The food was sumptuous sumptuous sumptuous by the way...!

After that we took a short stroll on the verandah by the sea... I'm guessing it could've been more romantic... but due to lack of time-management, we had to leave soon to catch our movie. For our movie choice on our first date, we actually went to watch Hannibal Rising which is so NOT-A-DATE-MOVIE. This should serve as a warning to all of you who are going on first dates not to watch something gory and gruesome like that on a first date, especially after having a big meal consisting of meat. Anyhow I omitted that movie from our date-memory and so, all-in-all, it definately still was a perfect first date for me... :))

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Perfect First Date

"I'll whisk you away..." he whispered
I wondered, was it to that perfect dream come true

He took me to the Mansion down the street, by the sea
where the décor was perfection
and the theme was romanticism
a dozen mistletoes in a hauteur setting
and I couldn't stop gazing in awe

"10 roses? What does it mean?"
"Perfect..."
"Perfect?"
"Perfect 10 roses for the perfect woman..." he said
"But I'm not perfect", I said
"You're perfect for me..."

My feet sank, but he caught me in time
perfectly in time to lead me down the hall
through the open doors
past the jazz band playing
to our table of marinated chicken and fish
to sinful pieces of chocolate almond and walnut cakes dipped in milk
and to wonderful hours of endless conversation throughout the night

"Any reason for the date?" I asked
"I wanted to have time together with you, away from the people, away from the music, away from everything..."
"But that's not a reason..." I laughed
"Well, I just wanted to wine and dine you..."

Perfect time, perfect moment
Perfect setting, perfect feelings
Could this be perfect for me?

I just remember the way he whispered in my ear
"I'll whisk you away..."

Friday, April 13, 2007

Hey hey you you!



Avril Lavigne 的新歌 Girlfriend 真是一首很受用的歌曲,女生拿来表白真适合不过。歌词简洁,不用拐弯抹角让对方知道你对他有意思; 同时很轻松,若对方不接受,大可当笑话一笑置之。

我不知道我为什么大胆地向你公然表白。也许因为时间迫切了吧; 也许我真的,就是那么一点真的喜欢你。

Hey hey you you! I don’t like your girlfriend! No way! No way! I think you need a new one! Better yet make your girlfriend disappear...

Avril Lavigne 的 Girlfriend 里头的男生有点麻烦,因为他已经有了女朋友。我也不喜欢抢别人的男朋友,因为自己曾经试过被第三者介入,至今还希望那女生有报应。

Hey hey you you! I could be your girlfriend... Hey hey you you! I know that you like me, no it's not a secret...

可是若那男生没有女朋友呢,省却了这一方面的麻烦,岂不是更容易到手吗?唯一的理由就是他对我一点兴趣也没有。是不是我一开始就会错意了呢?

但是为什么他不喜欢我呢?

You’re so fine, I want you mine, you’re so delicious! I think about ya all the time you’re so addictive! Don’t you know what I could do to make you feel alright?

世界就是那么小,碰巧让我遇上一个自己喜欢的人... 你知道我可以让你 feel alright 吗?

So come over here, tell me what I want to hear...

若你喜欢的人告诉你,他也喜欢你,我想,那一定是世界上最快乐的事情了... :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

失而复得

经过两天的寻找,我遗失的衣物竟然神奇地让我失而复得。

广康说我把手机袋留在他车内,光珠在她的洗衣篮内发现我的迷你牛仔裙。

一定是我做对了些什么,上帝把衣物都还回了给我 :-)

记得前两天在车内听见这首歌 《Robbie Williams -Better Man》,歌词如下:

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

上帝最近派了一个天使来照顾我,让我久违了的感觉,失而复得。就是你吗?

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Weekend

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord, for he is risen!

I had lotsa fun this weekend... despite losing my beloved denim skirt and phone pocket and handsfree (see previous post)... I had the feeling that I fully utilized every single moment of my time this weekend.

On Friday night, I attended my Masters course from 7.30-10.30p.m.

And on Saturday morning, class continued in the earlier part of the day from 9.00am-2.00p.m. Chiew Yun was here in Penang for her company's furniture fair in Queensbay Mall, so Leonard and I went to find her for lunch. We had a flaming lunch at Manhattan's Fish Market. Lovely! And glad that someone actually dreamt of the chicken-floss butter bread that I made for breakfast... :D Went back and got some beauty sleep for less than 2 hours, and I was out again with Hong and Kelly to find CY again for dinner at Lan Kwai Fong, opposite QB. My gay friend wasn't able to make it for dinner, albeit his promise. And after dinner, straightaway took off in Leo's Fifi to Batu Feringghi with the girls and Julian and Adrian. We had a peaceful, enjoyable chat about corny love-stuff (the boys!) and horoscopes and travels to Japan and Spain and Sabah in a nice little bistro by the beach called Sunset Bistro. Couldn't see the moon as it was on the other side.

Patrick Leong in action

On Sunday morning, I attended the Easter service at Dewan Sri Pinang as usual with James, and managed to tag Leonard along as well. Hahaha. I was picturing a nice Easter celebration with Resurrection sketches and all but halfway through the worship it seemed like it was just a normal combined church service for Penang First AOG. Sorry Leonard, hahaha, but you did enjoy the Patrick Leong's renditions and the tambourine chicks :P We had lunch afterwards in a beautifully decorated little Taiwan restaurant in One-Stop and listened to James' interesting Biblical facts. This Easter, I couldn't really get the message the guest speaker at Penang First was preaching... so I bought the Easter copy of "Every Day with Jesus" at Salvation. Hope I'll understand more about the true meaning of Easter after reading this... a relationship with Christ. At night, after eating Kelly's delicious/ nutritious homecooked meal, we sped off to QB again to watch The Reaping. Talk about a Biblical Sunday... :P And I almost laughed my head off when Kelly and Leo got on stage for the weigh-but-only-accurate-gets-the-prize contest organized by Slimming Sanctuary. Well, you would have won hands down if it were only the weigh-the-lightest contest. :P

Leo and Kelly in action

Sunday, April 08, 2007

遗失...

真是越怕会发生的事情,越会发生...

上个星期就是因为怕没有机会穿我的迷你牛仔短裙,所以虽然还没有干,还特地用塑胶袋包着从怡保带回来槟城。但是却完全没印象我到底把那裙怎么了怎么了...

等到这个周末要穿时,才发现,裙子早已不翼而飞了... 为什么?!难道真的被风吹下楼去了吗?还是整包被我丢掉了?!

唉... 这是我最喜欢的迷你裙,很有 sentimental value... 是我在曼谷背包旅行时在 Central World 外面的路边摊用 RM25 买的... 虽然看起来好像很普通,但是珍贵之处在于它的洗白浅蓝色,还有故意破洞的样子,而且穿起来我觉得还蛮健康蛮好看的,这样的裙子真是可遇不可求,失去了,怎可以用金钱来衡量?!

正值我发现不见裙子的当儿,我刚刚又发现我遗失了我装手机的黑色心型袋子!也是在曼谷买的!里面还有我的 handsfree 啊~~~~~~~~ 可能遗漏在 PSDC 吧... :((

唉~~~ 为什么我最近这么 calamity?! 好伤心唷~ 为什么马来西亚没有卖像曼谷一样的东西??? :((

Saturday, April 07, 2007

上硕士班的第一天...

几个星期前,我作了一个决定,报名拿MMU的part-time Masters in Engineering (Microelectronics) programme。其实之前也没什么心理准备要拿这个课程,是朋友拉拢之下,再看了课程的安排还蛮过得去,就一口气答应下来。感觉就像 taking a leap of faith,很顺其自然,也没什么想太多,凭着一股“天下无难事,只怕有心人”的勇气去做。自己本身也很有兴趣,因为和工作相关,而且自己也感觉到以前念的学士学位基础不足(我以前是念 Telecommunications 的)。

我没跟太多人说我要念硕士班,因为还必须看公司是否愿意赞助我。就谈赞不赞助这一回事,已经是另一个故事了。好的是这个 Money-Making University 提供了一个很好的方案,先给你一个月的免费试用期,若到时公司不批准,我才退出课程。

和政府大学 UTM 相较之下,MMU 的时间比较 flexible,星期五晚上七点半上到十点半,星期六早上九点上到下午两点。 UTM 星期六上整天,星期天上半天,那我不是连 church 都没得去?MMU 一个学期之需要拿两个重点科目,UTM 却是五个... 同是受承认的 Masters course,那又何必对自己太辛苦?

今天要去上课了,离开公司之前感到异常兴奋。相信一些同事也感染到我的兴奋了吧 :P

到达PSDC,发现到上课环境良好,授课的教授也教得很好很用心,也惊喜遇见以前大学的同学也来一起上课... 突然感到有一股冲劲,想不顾一切地念下去(希望不是三分钟热度!)。教授在开课之前说了一番话,让我感到很感动。等有时间再和大家分享。

请大家为我祈祷吧!希望公司肯赞助我念这个硕士班,因为我真的很想继续念下去。

楼梯口的老婆婆

我的家隔壁有个老太婆,常常独自捧着饭碗坐在楼梯口吃饭。我很好奇,为什么她不要在自己的家里吃?是不是不想妨碍孩子一家人吃饭的时光?还是被孩子刻薄赶出去?

每次经过那个楼梯口,我都很想问她,要不要进来我的家吃。可是又怕人家说我好管闲事。

真是奇怪的一件事。

Thursday, April 05, 2007

最难忘的清明节/愚人节

I've been wanting to write this since the day it happened, but it's been so busy in the office, I just couldn't find the time to do so. Here goes...

每年的清明节,爸爸都很少带我去,可能嫌我太吵吧,或是太爱笑... 怕祖母听了会认为我们对她不敬,或是怕吵到祖母的邻居...

Anyway,上个礼拜我突然心血来潮想陪爸爸到祖母的坟上拜一拜,尽下孝心。可是爱睡的我又不想早上四点爬起来去扫墓,也不想中午时分晒到好像黑人一样,所以就跟爸爸建议说睡过午觉,差不多傍晚时分才去陪祖母吃“晚餐”。想不到爸爸一口就答应了,我们一家人下午五点浩浩荡荡地出发到家附近的华侨义山去扫墓。

爸爸一到达坟场就变得异常严肃,虽然平时的他已经很严肃,但是不知道为什么每次濒临祖母的时候就特别这样。他也变得很紧张,特地把车锁匙交给我手上叫我好好保管。附近有一个马来人替人作锄草服务,爸爸给了他十块钱,让他把祖母的坟墓锄干净。

点完香,请过祖母吃龙珠果、葡萄、蛋糕等东西之后,爸爸就开始燃烧元宝了。我看见元宝到处乱飞,就跑到车上拿出锄头,让爸爸把元宝好好集好一起燃烧。

直到搞定一切,要走了,才发现到,我拿锄头的时候把锁匙留在车上了。聪敏的车子竟然自己 auto-lock,反锁了。

那时候已经是傍晚七点了,在附近扫墓的另一家人也一早走了。看见天就快黑了,路过的车辆也越来越少,爸爸便跑到大路去截车回家拿 spare key。可是堂堂一个男子汉,当然没有路过的车子会停下来帮忙。结果我和妈妈跑去截车,还好一挥手,就有一名好心的马来男生停下来载我们一程。

我们回到家,当然,家里锁匙也不在我们身上,因为也被留在车内了。那天是星期日,要找锁匠也找不着。幸好,那名马来男生也很好心地替我们解决了拿锁匙的问题。

成功进入家里取了 spare key 之后,多得嘉琪一家人的帮忙,我们赶到坟场救我爸爸。那时候已经接近八点了,坟场完全是漆黑一片,要用大灯照才看见前面的路。那些羊肠小径,天黑了我很难认路,兜错了一圈完全看不见爸爸的车,我担心爸爸被捉掉,也担心再找不到,爸爸就要在坟场里过夜了... 紧张得差点要哭出来。幸好嘉琪的家人也在这里扫过墓,所以再兜一圈,就看见爸爸拿着那把锄头防身,站在车旁。我说,祖母过世后这么多年以来,爸爸第一次 spend some quality time 陪祖母。

还好回家以后,爸爸妈妈都没有骂我,只是责备了我几声。其实真的很危险,爸爸说,幸好我们俩母女没有留下来守着汽车,因为我们走不久,有几个华裔年轻小伙子骑着电单车兜来兜去。他就拿着锄头假扮在那里锄草。爸爸还说这么多年以来第一次在报纸上看到有人竟然在墓地行劫。所以坟场里的“好兄弟”们不是最可怕,人心才是最险恶。当然,世界上也有很多好人,就像我们遇到的马来人,还有早前的那位锄草工人,也推了一辆脚踏车来问爸爸需不需要用到。

这一天,祖母真是开了我们一个很大的愚人节玩笑。我写这一篇部落,也是为了孝敬我老豆,因为隔天载他回学校时,我说,如果我是小学生要我写一篇《清明节扫墓记》,想也不用想,一定是写这一天了。

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Nice Saturday~

一个双人份的 Banana Split...

一个丰盛的水果 salad...

加上一壶香喷喷的 English Breakfast Tea...

还有一个很好的 conversation...
造就完美的一个星期六下午。

一个 chocolate fondue...

一个甜滋滋的 Ice-cream sundae...

一个环境清幽的小阁房...

还有很好的朋友...

...秋韵...

...嘉琪...
造就完美的一个 Saturday Night。

能够和要好的朋友开心相聚...

就是一种福气...

一种幸福...
造就完美的星期六生活。

Monday, April 02, 2007

Sorry...

is only what I can say now.

Sorry for breaking your trust in me.
Sorry for hurting you.
Sorry for damaging our wonderful, long, built-up friendship.

If I could turn back time, I would have never said those words.
I'm so sorry...
Hope you will forgive me tomorrow.

A Continuation:
After this incident, I realised that some secrets are meant to be kept.
For secrets are like jewels between friends,
They determine the value of a friendship,
And trust.
A treasure, a solemn pledge that's supposed to last for eternity.

I'm only so glad that a timely and sincere apology was accepted,
and broken feelings mended,
and smiles and laughter exchanged once again,
and sorrows forgotten.

And I'm thankful also for other friends who supported and believed in us both;
Who showed me the meaning of true friendship,
That a true fire can withstand the mockery of harsh words and time.

Thank you my friend,
I'm so proud to have you as my friend. :)