Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008!!

Here we are again in the last day of the year. After today, we will waive goodbye to the dearest 2008 & welcome 2009 with open arms (whether you like it or not). There were lots of ups & downs throughout this year.

Let's welcome 2009!!

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Celebrating Christmas.

When everyone was busy celebrating Christmas on 25th DEC, i had my own special way to celebrate it although I'm not a Christian la. I spent my time few days at my grandparents' place with my grandparents & cousins. i planned not to go back my grandparents place actually because i was too excited to meet my friends on Christmas day... but, unfortunately.. since my mum was working night shift, my dad + brother still in KL "SHOPPING" for CNY and my aunties & uncles place were full with their children, So i was left no choice but to go back to my grandparents place. Hei! it's not that I'm scared to stay alone at home OK.. It's just that there r lots of break-ins in my housing area these few days and my mum & grandma keep on telling me (a nicer word than "nagged") not to stay at home alone.. At last, being a good and obedient girl, i went home. Missed another chance to meet my friends.. Miss u all so much!! huhu..

Anyway, it's not that bad going back to my hometown, I love my hometown.. :)
Let's see, i spent almost half day at my great grandparents place, chat with my grandaunt, sleep & layan kerenah my 2 cousins.

My great grandparents house.. back THEN..


The following day, since there was nothing much to do, my grandma, me & my cousin made kuih cucur (actually we prepared the mixture the night before coz the mixture needs to be leave overnight).

The mixture prepared to be fry in low heat.

Doesn't it look like fried egg?

Nothing special.. wait till you overturn it.. see the next pic...

Nah.. see.. it looks like a hat..

Although it's quite oily, but it's nice.

While waiting for my parents to come back & fetch me home, we sat under the shady rambutan tree.

kampung girls look.

Went back Melaka few hours later. "Somebody" tak puas hati I balik rumah.. wahaha.. guess who.. hehe..

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Ha... At last i found sometime to blog. Kinda relieve after my group handed in our debate report. Thanks to all my friends who had pour in so much effort to complete the report, especially Jasmine who had done the most work. *applause*. But final exam is really around the corner about 2 weeks from now.Must start study edy oo.. Haiz...

Actually nothing much for me to blog. Just want to upload few pictures about what i have been doing recently before Christmas.

My friends & I after musical play, "The Given Gift". (photo from Jasmine)

Aha!! I almost forgot something. Lingli (girl in orange t-shirt above) gave me this....

My Christmas gift.

Thanks Lingli.

Gingerbread man cookie.

In order to prevent the gingerbread man from running away as in the traditional tales, this is what i did..


and this continues until this...


Since i will not have any access to internet in my grandparents' place from tomorrow, i would like to wish everyone

Merry Christmas!! Have a fun & blessed Christmas!

Love : Elaine.

p/s: I'm so sorry to all my friends because can't join you all for Christmas celebration.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The peak period.

It's the peak period in trimester 2... very buzy with assignment, report, exams, meetings & etc.. Too many things in my mind. Can't really sleep this few days although i'm tired, dunno why. Maybe coz too hav too many things to do & worry. I can see dark circles forming under my eyes already. I tend to forget lots of things. Haiz... need to get some gingko nut for the brain. Having Quantitative Analysis test on this Saturday. Die lo.. not yet study anything + i dunno how to do the questions in tutorial.. how to do test??!! HOW?!!! HOW?!!! HOW?!!! Huhu... Someone please~ teach me Chapter 8..
Report for Managerial Communication debate have to hand in on monday. Have to finish it right after my test this saturday.

Can't stop thinking my brother enjoying his holiday & doing CNY shopping while i'm stuck here with tonnes of works!! I plan to go KL next week but, looks like can't make it. To my friends out there, if i'm still in Melaka next week, let's go out k? really need to give myself a break.

To all my friends, Good Luck for the coming test!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Nothing much happen these few days. went out with my cousin & kinda sad coz can't join my frens for reunion. Sorry guys, meet u all next time. Yesterday went to watch musical play "The Given Gift" by MMU Christian Society. Lee Hoon & Siew See were there also.

The Given Gift

Juz came back from 2 meetings. aiyo.. tired leh. more meetings means... MORE WORK!! Juz got 1 1/2 pages of companies to call.. Wah!! looks like my phone bill this month is gonna be longer.. huhu.. luckily can claim but... I still have pay 1st though... There goes my budget for CNY shopping.. huhu.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Oh no!! Looks like for the past few days i'm having a food fiesta. ARGH!!! Better stop before...(u know what will happen).. haiz. My mama came yesterday. So, after class yesterday, i brought her to visit her great-grandson.. yes, my nephew.

Finger licking good.

My cousin was there during that time & since she had not take her lunch, brought her to Windmill. At first I planned not to eat anything but in the end i ordered a plate of spaghetti. Aiyo!! eat some more..

My cousin enjoying her Gordon Bleu.

This morning, went to Seri Negeri with Yee lin & Jasmine. The clerks there work so.... super.... slowww & kinda rude... OMG!!! They should learn some manners & communication skill. I asked for a "specific form" from a malay clerk but she answered me with that some sort of angry tone.. Hello!! i'm not doin anything wrong!!! I'm not asking Money from you (clerk)!! Oh, maybe she is angry bcoz she has to wake up from her chair & walk for few steps to get the forms for us! After we took the form, hang around to take a look at the form 1st, in case got anything want to ask them. When we wanted to ask them something, no one was at the counter. They can juz ignore us there without asking whether we need help, although they can "SEE" us there. The same thing happen to 2 malay ladies who came in later, but at least they entertain them. ARGH! I saw them busy packing some school bags (should be for the unfortunate children), but there were bout 4-5 people there takkan 1 fella also cannot entertain us. How la wanna improve government agencies' service if their workers are all like this. At last, we just left & went Dataran Pahlawan to buy something.

Before we walk around finding the stuff we wanted, of course we have to let our stomach have what they want since it was noon+ i dun take any breakfast in the morning. So, we went to a Japanese restaurant in Dataran (forgotten wat's the name, but it's opposite Gintell.. i think). Too hungry to snap pics until we finish our lunch.

Hi!! We are Elaine!!

Me & Jas.

We walk around to find the things we need. After tired walking, we went to eat herbal jelly in Melaka Raya. The shop's name is Chuang Chun Herbal Sdn. Bhd. The shop is located just 2 doors before Starbizz (Melaka Raya). It is my first time here. I like the setting & interior design of the shop. There are many few flavors of herbal jelly that you can find here. For a reasonable price, you can get a bowl of this original herbal jelly.

Herbal Jelly Menu.

Let's see whether my food fiesta will stop here or not. I really really need to stop this "mouth exercise" thingy.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Yummy weekend

Another post about food. Started with saturday evening when suddenly i wanted 2 eat satay celup. So, my mum & I went to Ong Kim Wee for Satay Celup. Reached there around 7 pm & the shop was already packed with people. I considered myself as lucky cos there was only 1 empty table left. Haha.. Perfect!! Quickly got to that table before someone had that seat. Here are some pictures before i started enjoying my food.

All the fried stuffs.

Fishballs, seafood & meat. (raw stuffs except the quail's eggs).

All the stuffs were dipped & left in the boiling gravy for it to cook.

After few minutes, all the stuffs were entering my stomach 1-by-1. Muah! DELICIOUS!! Love the nice aroma & thickness taste of the gravy. The combination of spicy, sweet & sour gravy will make your taste buds crave for more each time it enters your mouth. Ahh.. ~HEAVENLY!!~ Took me about 15 sticks of satay celup before my stomach surrendered for any extra stick. Hey, for those of you that think i finished the whole thing, you are totally wrong ok!

After dinner, went Jusco for window shopping. Nothing that caught my interest. Dropped by Papparoti and bought a bun before heading home.

This morning (Sunday) ,i woke up & got a good news from my dad. What izit about? Well, it's private. so i'll just keep it to myself. My dad received a phone call from my uncle who suggested that we go makan breakfast together. So, my dad called my 1st aunty & uncle to join us as well. We had our breakfast in Ong Kim Wee again... but not satay celup, but dim sum. The shop is the 1st shop, located at the same row of satay celup shop. This was my 1st time having dim sum in this shop. I usually had my dim sum in Bukit Beruang. For me, the dim sum here juz taste ok. Nothing so special. I prefer dim sum in Bukit Beruang. But my uncle (who suggested us having breakfast together) said that the "bak pau" there is nice because the filling is not too dry. I can't comment much about it coz i'm not 1 of "bak pau's" fan. As they were enjoying themselves doing one of my family's all time favourite activity (eating), they chat & their topic of the day was about car & the "good news". I juz spent most of my time listening, exploring my uncle's new hp & snap some pictures.

Some of the dim sum.

The "bak pau".

After breakfast, went to my grandaunty's place for some "bonding" activity. Went home bout 2.30pm. At 2.50pm, my grandma came with my 2nd uncle, followed by my 1st aunt & uncle 5 minutes later. Another family gathering.. that means.. more food, more eating.. Haiz.. My mum came back from work with bread & biscuits. So, we had bread+kaya, bread+sardine, biscuits, coffee & fruits for tea. sry.. no pic this time cos busy preparing food (not bz eating!! i did not take anything. Still can feel the dim sum + pau in my stomach) & layan them. They went back around 5.45 pm & mum busy preparing dinner.

Looks like food & my family can't be separated. From the stories my grandma or i call "mama" told me, looks like this "all time favourite activity" had been inherited from 1 generation to 1 generation.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lucky me?

I was sleeping when suddenly i heard a ringing tone. I was thinking tat the tone is very familiar but where did i heard it b4? I thought it was a dream till my mum who was rushing to work woke me up & handed me my old hp. Aha!! that's my old hp's ringing tone (i had entered another sim card in that phone) , no wonder it sounded familiar. With a groggy head, I picked up the phone and i heard a teenage malay guy's voice. This was what happened this morning. It might not be the exact word but it has the same meaning.


Me: Hello.

Stranger: Hello. Adib ada tak?

Me: Salah nombor.

Stranger: Ni siapa?

Me: Ni rumah orang Cina.

Stranger: Apasal orang cina cakap Melayu?

Me: Suka hati saya la. ( I was thinking that u r talking in malay and of course la i reply in malay.Plus, why should i explain to a stranger why i speak malay?)

Stranger: Ni siapa ni?

Me: Ni rumah Cina. Awak salah nombor.

Stranger: Eh, tapi ni bukan orang cina. Ni siapa ni?

Me: Ni rumah Cina la. ( In my heart i was saying "hw la i wanna proof that i am a Chinese?". An in the 1st place, why should i proof to u?)

Stranger: Ni bukan cina ni.

Me: *quiet* ( In my heart, I was cursing him for disturbing my sleep and he thought that i was playing a fool with him. Come on man, i slept at 2.00 am & my sleep was more precious than playing a trick on u at 6.40 am in the morning).

* Hung up*

After bout 4 minutes...


Stranger: Hello.

Me: Salah nombor.

Stranger: Sorry.. sorry..


Actually, this was not my 1st experience. Before this, there was a chinese man (his voice sounded like someone who was in his late 40's) called and asking for some stranger in Mandarin. Argh!! I dun 1 to mention wat happened, makes me angry when thinking bout it. Had to admit that i'm a "banana" or a chinese who does not know hw to speak chinese (but i can understand ok..), that doesn't make me & some other people in the same category "weird". Instead, i categorize it as " unique". Anyway, i would like to thank that malay guy coz he gave me a morning/ wake up call, or else i might overslept & missed my 8.00 am class.. So, I'll forgive u for disturbing me early in the morning.

After the 4 hours (2hours BMC lecture & 2 hours BQT tutorial) torturing of sleepy,cold & hungry (didn't take anything for breakfast), at last we called it a day in campus. Haha.. I became awake as soon as the tutor said "class dismiss". Another reason i was awake coz i was goin to meet someone whom i had not met for a long time. What i can say is, i'm the last person she met before she went "missing in action" and now the 1st among my frens to meet her. So, can guess who? Of course she is a girl.

Presenting.... (drumroll)...


Pav's latest exclusive photo.

We went Mori Cafe to hav our lunch + talk + gossip for nearly 3 hours.. Oh ya! we met Kannan, another "long-lost-fren" there. Another picture of pav.

Pav: Hi everyone! Let's go yam cha together one day ya.

Aik!! Why today i membebel so much ar? K la. Better stop nw or else....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What a day...

Hello!! I'm back again after few days.. There's nothing to blog tis few days. Haiz, 2day i felt so stupid lor.. make a huge mistake in d BQT quiz.. huhu.. Question 1. Y la i soooo careless? Y?!! Y?!!! Y?!! Argh!! Waste my 10 marks = 5%.. Hopefully d lecturer cn give markah kesian 4 writing d formula, but i guess tat's IMPOSSIBLE!!! Haiz.. nvm la, it's over anyway, can't do anything. Take it as a lesson & be more alert next time.

After quiz arnd 2.45 pm, rushed to CCU to attend Cervical Cancer Awareness Talk. The talk was conducted by Dr. Vincent Tan. My mother worked with him before in Malacca General Hospital (now he has his own clinic few doors away from King's Hotel) & according to my mum, he is a good doctor. It's good for everyone to learn bout cervical cancer since there r more & more cases reported each day.When i say EVERYONE, hey!! that includes all the GUYS out there as well. It doesn't matter u dun hav any (cervix) but it's helps u 2 understand ur mum, aunt, gf, future gf, wife, future wife or any ladies tat are related 2 u.

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At nite, had to go campus again 4 MCCT quiz (i forgotten wat MCCT stands for.. hehe) representing Faculty of Business & Law (FBL) society. It was raining so heavy. I had a hard time driving coz I can't see the road properly. Juz used my instinct to drive. Met Sherryn & Elaine (not me of course). Basically, d quiz was hard although it was in MCQ form. 40 question in total (20 general ques, 6 ques bout M'sia, 8 ques bout MMU & 6 ques bout src). Although it sounded easy, but it was NOT!! 3 person in a group = 3 brains still can't answer most of d questions... In the end, juz simply hentam any answer la.. haha.. As d result, we didn't win anything. Sry FBL society, we tried our best. Since it was the first time for us (me, Sherryn & Elaine), we took it as a chance to gain experience. Who knows if we are goin to represent society again next time, then at least we know wat type of questions to expect...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Juz another day

I went back my kampung yesterday.. haha.. but tis time balik a while oni la. One of my uncle followed us back. We were bz chatting & "updating ourselves bout our relatives" under the shady rambutan tree since it was windy there. Then suddenly my grandma suggested 2 me having mee rojak for tea time. TING!! Good idea! it had been quite sumtime i didn't eat the mee rojak. Really miss the taste of "Lubuk Cina Mee Rojak" (Lubuk Cina = my kampung's name). My dad went 2 buy mee rojak & came back with a big packet of mee rojak, probably can be eaten by 12 adults. When we were juz started enjoying our food, my 1st aunt & uncle came back & brought more food. There were few types of kuih such as karipap, cekodok pisang, pisang goreng, ubi ketuk & kuih udang. Actually, i think my family has a norm which is "let our visitors eat till they surrender" or "eat till u drop (in a good way of course if nt sum1 will be lying on d hospital bed for over-eating)" . Hahaha.. tat's y evryone will gain weight evrytime come 2 our houses.

Went back arnd 7pm & reach 1 hour later. watch news & chat wif my aunt who came back from KL at my grandaunty hse till 8.45 pm. Then my dad, mum & me (my bro stay at my granparents place) went to town 2 find dinner or shall i say consider it as supper. We went 2 buy fried oyster in Kampung Pantai & satay sumwhere in Bukit China.

Although it is in Kampung Pantai, but it states there "Ujong Pasir Oyster". This is bcoz last time this stall used to be in "Moon Luck Ujong Pasir" together with the satay. since that shop was demolish for some housing projects, so all the tenants shifted & scattered arnd that area. We reach home arnd 10 pm. It's all about food 2day.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wat Happen??

Today i woke up early to prepare 4 BMC tutorial. haiz, last nite too tired to practise. Too preoccupied practise d tutorial presentation, suddenly i realize. OMG!! I'm late!! Need to get ready for class.. I was rushing loading my things into the car. Suddenly... OH NO!!! My right hand middle finger kena kepit in between my car door & the wall.. OUCHH!! i can see it was swelling & turning into blue-black.. I was actually wanted to stop the car door from banging against the wall, but.. my finger become the victim.. huhu.

It had been raining cats & dogs since 4 sumthin'. haiz.. another wet day. class ended at 5 pm. I went home i discovered the driveway was very dirty. Haiz.. another work 4 me 2 clean it. The heavy rain must hav caused all d water & sand flowed into my driveway again since the road is higher than my driveway. luckily it didn't enter my house, or else... u all cn imagine.. Half way cleaning, my mum came back from work.. guess wat? she bought back "nasi lemak kukus" for dinner... haha.. Nice treat for me after cleaning the dirty stuff.

After dinner, got ready to attend sponsorship division meeting for charity nite. I'm responsible to contact 4 companies. Back home arnd 8.45 pm, despite feeling sleepy(must be d effect after eating nasi lemak) still hav BQT tutorial questions to do.
Although really tak larat edy, but still gagahkan diri to do. haiz.. k la.. gotta continue doin my tutorial ques or else i can't sleep 2nite..

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nicole Tan will be in MMU Melaka!!

Dear everyone,

FBL Society will be having Business & Law Month starting from next week onwards, we'll be having our Business and Law Month all the way till early December. Several activities have been planned in conjunction with the month. There will be several events:

Nicolekiss LIVE in MMU!
Date : 19 November 2008
Time : 2.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Venue : Corporate Communications Unit (CCU)

Special appearance by Nicole Tan - travel blogger, the Star Metro columnist! Visit to find out more about Nicole! Nicole is a full time travel blogger/writer - A columnist for The Star Metro newspaper. Her travel blog, is officially two years old this Oct and has since gathered over millions of visitors. Her blog documents most of her world conquest in East Asia, South East Asia and Australia though she has been travelling since the age 20 and has covered most of the Western Europe solo.

*Article from fblupdates*

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My 1st Blog

Hello blogging world. hope i'm not too late 2 join all d bloggers out there. At last i decided 2 create a blog in order to keep my memories alive since i might forget all d interesting sweet and bitter memories of mine. Well, hopefully i'll b consistent enuf 2 blog part of my life. haiz... still have lots of things 2 learn bout tis (blog).