Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Get to know me...

This is a questionnaire I got through an e-mail. Do try it and post it up on your blog as well.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7.15am
2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Can't remember. Was it Harry Potter? Was it Initial D?
4. What is your favorite TV show? I…don't really watch tv. I'm glued to the computer
5. What did you have for breakfast? Potato bun with blueberry filling
6. What is your middle name? Mayling
7. What is your favorite food? AIYOH! Hard to answer…
8. What is your favorite drink? TEA!!!
9. What is your favorite chip? Nga Ku chips!
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? None
11. What car do you drive? Any car available (either a waja or an old mazda)
12. Favorite sandwich? Erm, black pepper chicken or mom's mayonnaise chicken sandwich
13. What characteristic do you despise? Hypocrisy
14. Favorite item of clothing? Jeans
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Japan, Europe
16. What color is your bathroom? I'm not too sure about the upper part of the wall…well, it's mostly green
17. Favorite brand of clothing? No specific brand
18. Where would you retire to? Uknown as of now
19. What was your most memorable birthday? 21! That was the first time my face got smashed into a cake...
20. Where were you born? USA
21. What's your favorite sport to watch? Rhythmic Gymnastics, Ice Skating
22. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? The person who sent this to me
23. Person you expect to send it back first? Ha?
24. Which fabric detergent do you use? Dynamo
25. Coke or Pepsi? Coke
26. Are you a morning person or a night owl? More of a night owl
27. Do you have any pets? Yes, my fighting fishes and nameless guppies. There's Tuatha de Danaan, Raitei no Chidori and Fried Rainbow, the Fish Who Lived.
28. Is there anything you regret in your life? Not taking up ballet, violin and language classes since young
29. What did you want to be when you were little? Police
30. What would your dream job be now? Actress! So that I can meet all the good looking yummylicious actors!

Labels: ,

Monday, February 27, 2006


WAAAAAAAAARGHHHH! I really don’t like it at all! I don’t like being greeted by a dead, disemboweled rat upon my arrival at my workplace! It smelled too! ARGH!!!! I should have known that it was a sign that today wasn’t going to be a good day. Sign number 2: Lady Boss’ computer refused to boot up. Sign number 3: Photostating machine had error message after switching it on. Fortunately, the printer was fine…

Talking about disemboweled rat, I wonder what happened to the old punk I saw the other day… It was the last day of Chinese New Year, and my family decided to go to Mines Wonderland. They had exhibition on Laksamana Cheng Ho, Flower Exhibition and many other Chinese New Year specials. The ride there was terrible. It was horribly jam. On the way there, this group of Indian guys, probably in their late 20s to 30s went up to a car on the left lane and started HITTING it hard! With their bare fists! Then, a motorbike ridden by their “comrades” stopped in front of the car to block it from moving forward. The car driver, who was a Chinese man (40s -50s, he looked like a gangster) was not bothered by the bike and rammed into it. >.< The bike fell and the bike rider and the pillion rider had to unstuck their legs. But that did not stop the Chinese driver from moving forward! He continued stepping on the accelerator, trying to go over the motorbike. >.< It was like watching an action drama, live. I was slightly disturbed by that incident. I don’t think I want to go to that place often from now on. Not that I always go there…

Dad said they were probably car repossessors. Mom asked him whether it’s true, since they were so violent and dad said, well, that’s how it works. They probably have been trying to get the car back for a long time and this guy must have evaded them. So, as a last resort, these people were hired to go after him. Either that, or he must have quarreled with this bunch of people earlier on, and they were there for revenge.

Well, we arrived at Mines Wonderland and realized why it was so jammed. MCA was having their open house there as well, and each time a minister arrives, the lions (6-8 of them) will dance. One of the Chinese New Year Specials was performances by international award winning Chinese troupe. EXCELLENT performances! I’ve never seen such dangerous stunts and moves executed so perfectly before, and some of them are only small kids!

I have never been good at history, but at least I knew that Laksamana Cheng Ho exists. What I didn’t know, was that his original surname was “Ma” (I think) and “Cheng” surname was awarded to him by the emperor. What I didn’t know also, was that he was an eunuch O.o It was definitely an interesting piece of news.

Another attraction that was worth mentioning was the animals on exhibition there. The white tigers were…white. One of the orange tigers (forgotten the name) was really huge! For some odd reason, the peacocks there kept on making noise at the same time. They were probably disturbed by the sounds coming from the MCA open house stage. Anyway, I know what sounds the peacocks make now. It sounds like this, “Niyao, niyao, niyao, niyao, buyao…”

We didn’t get to see everything that Mines Wonderland has to offer, which was a pity. Was it worth RM32? Yeah, definitely…

Labels: ,

Thursday, February 23, 2006


It all started on Valentine's Day. My "date" and I decided to eat at an Italian restaurant called Italia Bella Pizzeria. Well, something like that. It's located at SS2. Went there at 7 something, saw the crowd outside, and decided to give up. I was craving badly for spaghetti T_T I like their spaghetti. Tasted so good the last time I tried my friend's dish (I had lagsana at that time). In the end, we ate at Genki Sushi, Pyramid. I told my "date", "Sushi is the fastest, we can just grab it of the conveyor belt." After seating down at the table, my "date" asked, "So, what is there to grab from the belt?" There were only cakes, other desserts and the boiled prawn sushi. Lesson learnt - stay at home during Valentine's Day.

After that, I kept on searching for delicious spaghetti, something similar to the one at SS2, but I haven't found any so far. They were good, but it wasn't the one with white creamy sauce and herbs like SS2's. Then, my boss suggested Backofen, an Austrian bakery near my office. So I went there. I had their Smoked Salmon spaghetti in creamy sauce. It was great! Today...I packed it back to my office for lunch. They even gave plastic fork and spoon for me to use. For some odd reason, my lady boss, her daughter and my colleague were standing around me, watching me eat. Feeling awkward, I decided to start eating. I shuffed my fork into the spaghetti, intending to mix it well with the sauce, and...

Lady Boss: AAAAAAAAaaaaaaah!
Lady Boss' Daughter: EEEEEEEEE!!!

... Never eat spaghetti in creamy sauce with plastic fork and spoon. You'll find yourself covered in sauce, from head to toe. Literally. Everyone scrambled for tissues, to wipe the sauce off my hair, my body, my face...Phew. Well, it was just a little sauce, but still...

After that, I used stainless steel fork and spoon. No problems from then onwards. How was the spaghetti? Delicious, like usual.

Labels: ,

Monday, February 13, 2006

Revival of Steffi the Numbnut - CNY!

Right, I admit, I was suffering from writer's block, going into "slump", over-enjoying Chinese New Year (if there's such a thing), whatever you choose to call it. It has been a good Chinese New Year, was at Kluang, Johor on the Eve of CNY till the 3rd day, then on the same day, took the train down to Singapore and came back to good old Pee-Jay on the 6th day. Ang pow collection? Pretty good...especially when you get Singapore currency. Heh.

So what exactly did I do in Kluang? Well, last year, I did not celebrate CNY at my hometown because of exams. Yay. Apparently, my cousins, aunts and uncle had a swimming outing last year. This year? Mountain climbing, Gunung Lambak to be exact. Our goal? The so-called midpoint. It's probably only 1/3 of the mountain. Conclusion? I'm really, really out of shape. Really. It was embarassing to be left behind with some of the older folks when ppl my age (my cousins) were way ahead of us.

We started of looking prim and proper, full of energy and zest. By the time we reached the halfway point, most of us were red-faced, huffing and puffing, dragging our feet (actually, I think it's just me) and sweating like crazy. Then, being adventurous, I tried drinking water from the pipe at the halfway point. Cousin said she drank one whole bottle before and it was fine. So I took one sip. Seems fine to me. Then I drank a few gulps. And then, spit them out immediately. Kami-sama! >.< It tasted a bit weird, a bit sourish...Dad said natural water tastes like that, but I didn't care. I refused to drink it after that. There were a pair of squirrels scampering about, looking for food. They were quite big, and certainly not afraid of people. These were real squirrels, and not those tree shrews we see scampering about on our streets.

After taking loads of pictures, it was time to descent. Going down took a shorter time as we took the shorter route down. At the foothill, there was a resort there, complete with a small water theme park (nothing fanciful, just huge swimming pools and colourful playthings). Sis and I decided to buy ice cream from the shop in the resort (yalah, lose calories already, must put more back). Sis took one bite (ahahaha, luckily I didn't eat first), made a face, when running around to look for a sink, and spit the ice cream out (why bother, just open your mouth and let it spill out on the spot lah, like what I did with the water). She said the ice cream tasted weird and BITTER. Ah well, no wonder there wasn't anyone buying ice cream from that shop. Ah well, there goes my treat. T_T I didn't even open it...

Then, it was back to grandma's house. Following that was the search for cousin's missing tortoise, lunch, the search for cousin's missing tortoise again, house visiting, rest, dinner, after dinner snacking and gossiping and finally, bedtime. A really busy day, but certainly enjoyable.

Labels: ,