Tuesday, January 30, 2007
This year is going to be my final year in Perth if I plan to come back to Miri for career. I don't know whether I should be happy or not. When I'm back in Miri, I miss the life in Perth. When I go back to Perth, I miss Miri. What do I want?
The first time when I was going to Perth in 2004, I was quite happy and excited at the same time. I thought I can at least get the freedom I have long for.
However, it's not the case. I missed home a lot. I started to count the days on the calendar. "When can I go back to Miri?" I asked myself.
Somemore, with the stress I have on studies, I started to dislike Perth. I described it as Land of Stress instead of Land of Kangaroo.
Years later, I no longer have those kind of feeling. I started to tell people how nice is Perth. I tell them how clean is the environment. I tell them how cheap is the wine. I tell them how friendly is the people. The list goes on.
Maybe because Perth has become my second home (although it's a home without my family). I have my own friends there. I have learnt how to become independent there. I have spent about 4 years of my university there.
Although I have a heavy heart to leave Miri, I still look forward for my final year in Perth (if I plan to come back Miri for good).
Wish me all the best in Perth, guys...
P/s: I'm quite lost in writing this post. If you don't know what I'm trying to say, just ignore it and enjoy the photos.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Arghhh... stress, stress. I'm going to sleep now. I'll try to write again tomorrow. Stay tuned for the next post, guys.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
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Friday, January 26, 2007
P/s: If you couldn't find any ready made grass jelly, you can actually make it from scratch using instant grass jelly powder (something like jelly or pudding powder).
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Compare to the most common keropok (cracker) which is flat and crispy, Keropok Lekor is quite different as it is long and chewy.
Keropok Lekor is definitely a tasty snack. Keropok Lekor always earns two thumbs up from those who have tasted it.
So, why don't you spend just RM1 to try this mouth watering snack?
Monday, January 22, 2007
Anyway, let's cut the crap and get straight to the point.
When I was told a student committed suicide because of RM4.50 the other day, I was so shocked. Before that student committed suicide, he asked his mom for RM4.50. His mom refused to give him. The reason, no money. Then, he asked his grandfather for it and again, his request was rejected. The student didn't ask the money to buy the tasty Nasi Lemak or a pair of Nike sport shoes. He asked the money to pay his school fees! Just because he couldn't get RM4.50 for his school fees, he committed suicide. How sad, right?
In another case I have seen on a television programme, a man was contradicted with some kind of virus which caused him grow fatter and fatter (I couldn't remember if I have written it correctly or not since it's quite some time after I saw it in television). Because of that virus, he couldn't work and that's mean no income for him. He needs money for his family and also he needs money for his treatments. The television programme's host urged the public to help the man by sending him a donation if possible.
In both cases, money is the main problem. Both cases mentioned above were depressed especially the first one. I thought, "RM 4.50 for a life?". If I was to know that student is in need of that RM4.50 for school fees, I would have given it to him without second thought. Of course, that's still within my capability. If a person needs about RM1000 for surgery, I don't think I can afford to help.
I was, then, thinking how I can make extra income to help the poor and also for my personal use (I plan to travel at the end of this year). The first one of course, by blogging. I have known most of the people out there earn their side income by blogging. Some even turned full time blogger as their income from blogging is more than their jobs. I don't know if this can be worked or not but my planning is like this. I'll use Adsense or PayPerPost to earn some money by blogging. Then I'll have 50% of the income for my personal use and 50% for donation. The percentage is just an example.
I know, with me alone, I don't think I can do it. And also, with my limited English, I cannot produce any articles which are required by PayPerPost. And there are actually some other reasons, which I think, can make this plan impossible. To list a few; time to blog is limited when uni starts, low popularity of my blog, main purpose of blogging isn't about earning money, and etc.
So, I need suggestions, comments and ideas! :)
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Give it a try... I'm sure you will like it. :)
P/s: If you are not a HOT curry lover, you will like this stall's curry as it's not that spicy.
P/s/s: Party? Want curry? You can always ask this stall to cater the choices of your preferred curry.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
DV: I feel like eating some dessert lah...
Kok: Hah? Dessert? What do you want? Eat chocolate lah. Mars or Boost.
DV: Don't want. I want cake. (This ex-housemate of mine likes cakes a lot although she scares of fat.)
Kok: Cake? So expensive!
DV: But I want cake wor...
Kok: Don't want! Choose other dessert lah!
DV: Haiyo! Then... ice-cream lah. We go Caltex, want? (Caltex is a petrol station which is just nearby our house).
Kok: Wahlao! Ice-cream? You crazy ah? So cold still want to eat ice-cream?! (Only few degrees that time).
DV: What crazy? Cold cannot eat ice-cream meh?
Kok: I thought we only eat ice cream when the weather is hot?
Guess what she told me???
DV: Hah? You don't know? Here (in Perth) we seldom eat ice-cream when the weather is hot. The weather here is too hot that the ice-cream will melt before we can even finish it. That's why we eat ice-cream during the winter!
Kok: .... *Speechless* (True also hoh? When it's cold, we can enjoy the ice-cream since it won't melt). Oklah! Let's go now, let's go now!
P/s: Don't laugh at me the next time I buy an ice-cream when it's raining/cold weather in Miri. I have my own reason because my ex-housemate taught me so! ;)
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Looking at the shower towel...
I asked myself, "How come we need to wash the towel? Using the towel to dry ourselves, will the towel become dirty when we are cleaned after shower?"
What do you think?
Sunday, January 14, 2007
The durian tasted great! Yummy! I haven't had any durian for quite a long time already.
One advice from me before I end this post. Do drink lots of water after you eat those durians. As the durians are quite "heaty", you might end up with sorethroat if you eat much and not drink any water. Remember this advice. :)
Friday, January 12, 2007
The title goes like this;
5 Things You Didn't Know About Me
- I am as old fashion as you can think of.
- I have never been to pub/disco before. (22 years old loh! :P)
- I listen to Mandarin songs instead of English songs.
- I ever thought of a sports coach or chef as my career.
- I prefer to do Photoshop rather than getting tagged.
*Whee wit* Super-model-body oh! Firehorse, like it? Haha!
I don't know who should I tag after this. So, I'll give the freedom to everyone whether they themselves want to be tagged or not. ;)
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
31st March 2001, I went to Miri Outcrop Museum together with few teachers and a group of students (mostly my classmates).
This trip was organised by some of the Shell's staff.
And to boast a bit, I can still remember the guide told us that many well known geologists from all around the world has ever visited the Miri Outcrop Museum. ;)
Monday, January 08, 2007
Frankly speaking, I haven't bought this book yet. So, I could not make any review on this book. It is a book which reviews the typical life of Malaysians (correct me if I'm wrong). Many reviewers give good comments on this book. Why not save some of your money, which you spend on roti canai, char kueh tiaw and teh-peng, to give this book a try?
If you have bought this book and would like to read more books from Lydia Teh, you can try Congratulations! You Have Won! and Life’s Like That. Those are her first and second books. Some of you might say, "No money to buy so many books la!" (actually this happens to me since I'm a student with no income :P). Worry no more. You can visit Lydia Teh's blog and enter a contest which can win you some of her books + some books from her book shelf.
Now, go to your local bookstore (I think Popular Bookstore might have this book), give our fully support to Malaysian's writer, Lydia Teh and grab a copy of "HONK! If You're Malaysian"! Remember! It's honk and not beep! HONK! HONK!
Friday, January 05, 2007
And I'm lucky enough to be in Miri now. With my parents taking care of me, I am as strong as a...
I think I didn't get enough rest which caused me fall sick.
My two cents of advice to everyone: Drink water and rest as much as you can to avoid any sickness.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
This morning, I had the best Fried Kueh Tiaw (Hor Fun) in Miri for breakfast with my parents. The stall is inside Krokop 5 Market, somewhere near the best rojak stall (used to be).
I had my stomach satisfied before I went to work. A simple yet wonderful breakfast for me. Yummy!
P/s: The "Best Fried Kueh Tiaw" title is given by me. If you have tasted the Kueh Tiaw and found it not up to your standard, please don't come to me.
P/s/s: Let me know if you know any other good place for Fried Kueh Tiaw. I'm a fan of Fried Kueh Tiaw.
Monday, January 01, 2007
I hope everyone will have a wonderful year throughout. =)
2006 has been an exciting year to me. I was "forced" to study very hard (and of course, smart) as I was already in my third year of uni life. I also had to ensure that I won't repeat any of the units.
Aparts from study, I had done several "first times" in 2006. Let's see what are they...
- I started this little world of mine.
- I baked my very first cake with Chris.
- I had my first extra-ordinary bread.
- I plucked my first fresh strawberry.
- I was the Psychology Department's white rats.
- I was elected as the International Student Services' Sports Secretary.
- Study HARDER and SMARTER!
- Get a job and earn some $ for travelling.
- Improve my English.
- Enjoy more food. :P
- Remove some fat on my body. (Does this contradict with 4?)
- Decide to stay in Australia or Malaysia for career.
The last but not least,
HAPPY 2007, EVERYONE! =)