Jun 29, 2011

fattening stuff that make me happy :)

tenkew Lord for free ice creams.
if you guys continue to forget to bring your bibles and textbooks, there're many more to come :P
midnight toast lovingly prepared by graceet koh.
also: more carbs @ italiannies
freshly baked bread dipped in olive oil and vinegar are so so so seriously addictive!
only in malaysia: famous pandamaran fried chicken and yao yao bing for brunch!
crawled up early to have brunch with raven, miao and quan. way to go, joyce. way to go.
fat free shorts! wearing them is totally a confidence-booster!

enjoying my unexpected week long mid sem break so far. spending lots of time with this and that and who and what. i love you guys, you know who you are. no mood to start on assignments due the day classes resume. and enjoying the last few days of my age starting with digit 1. the big 2 oh iz coming soon! better not to have any expectations or else last year's drama would repeat itself. good night peeps! *can't type well cause distracted by my new metal gray nails. transformers wooh!

p.s: congwats to ratina!

Jun 28, 2011

babai long hair~

today, we are going to mourn the passing of my hair together. it's been a difficult five years, full of memories, be they sweet or sour, bitter or exhilarating. having long hair has always been a childhood dream of mine. watching other kids with lovely long hair with colorful ribbons and pink lacy hair clips with some kind of childish jealousy. usually those kids have special license to have long hair because they attend ballet lessons which require long flowy hair. maybe that is part of the reason why i have never liked dancing ever since. mother has always responded to my requests of having long hair with a resounding 'no!' followed by a long lecture about the merits of short hair and the detractions of having long hair. never really bought that theory though. so when i entered a high school where short hair is a must, that childhood desire was given a rest. hair was trimmed every month, fringes were chopped to be above the eyebrows every few weeks. life was hard then. two years later, lo and behold, a miracle happened, the headmistress was enlightened and students were given the green light to have long hair! at last! that's when my hair finally gets to go without a cut for many, many months.
my hair!
my long hair!
long and floaty in the wind, smooth and silky to the touch..(advertisement lines etc etc)
ahhaha ok i know a post about hair is kinda disgusting. since this is supposed to be a eulogy for my hair, let's take a walk down memory lane and see how my hair evolved over the years (not much actually eheh)

was taken when i'm 13. middle parting seemed so yeng back then lol. please don't use this photo to blackmail me or anything. ahahah im still kinda proud of my middle parting! i have no idea why i don't have any photos of myself in form 2. perhaps facebook hadn't existed yet. or i'm camera-shy. or those photos were stashed away and forgotten. but i think they better not exist. i look seriously gross. refer to above photo for verification.

so after two years of gross hair, we had the chance to grow out our hair.. so after a very tedious period of painstaking patience waiting for my hair to stop being gross and disobedient.. it finally started to resemble... hair.
taken at the end of form 3. i think we were going on a class trip to celebrate the end of junior year. then i spent the the whole year when i was 16 to continue growing my hair out, just to get bored with it and chop it off again.
the chop wasn't a success and also wrecked my reputation. HAHAHA. the very sleek bob (think Posh Spice, long in front and shaved short at the back) was verrry popular back then and everyone was having that haircut left and right. so i decided that i want to be UNIQUE(!) and went for a roundish sort of bob instead. little did i know that a bob required lots of time and effort blowdrying it into shape everyday. and we weren't allowed to use hairdryers at the hostel. (this seemed to be an appropriate occasion to use fml. ahaha) so i had to bear this horrible out of shape thing on my head for a whole year before it became something resembling normal again. this was also my last experiment with short hair for a long long time.
basically how i looked in form 5. already kinda long hair, with fringe. this is kahwoon~ we were going on sg tour that year! woohoo! life was good, hair was better!
senior year! still the same.
long, fringed. ponytailed.
then i graduated. me at first half of 19. black, not long, not short either. continually trimming it to keep it in shape. but basically still the same old look.

then here comes the second half of 2010.
me after modelling for kay's show. biggest change in my hair ever!!! the pretty lady at the salon yanked and whipped and braided my hair into this... thing. i felt so sorry for my hair and scalp. and i had to sleep in it too! ow ow ow ow ow
a clearer view? with shiroy at the airport seeing danielle off!
so this is how i looked like after taking all those crazy braided things off. its kinda fun to have such huge hair and rock it like a star. but at the same time i can't feel my scalp anymore. ahahaa... so worried over my hair that i started getting lots of treatments for my hair, taking good care of it, and finally straightening and dyeing it.
newly done hair.
long. fringed. browned. straightened.

and that's about it.
thanks hair, for growing so diligently all these years and taking my trimmings so good naturedly.
i love you. and i'll miss you too!

here's a lil' something: i cut my hair with my sis!
see?!! now we both have permanent helmets stuck on our heads! hers is longer by a few inches. actually she's the one who asked me to get a haircut with her. and guess what?
i'm not regretting it :)

in fact, i even liked it!

go on, get a change this summer :D

update: wooh! colormekatie chopped off her locks too! there must be something in the air. many are now joining the off-with-your-hair club! maybe its all the global warming that's going on.....

Jun 23, 2011

sem break to the max: the final stage :)

ok so here's the last installment of my week long break :) spent 4 days at cameron highlands. doing what? ICF Camp 2011 whoooooo!!! there's too much to share about this camp, lots learnt from God, tons of fun and games with my group (team david still rocks!), got to know so much more people, many friendships built, wonderful worship sessions, girl-talks in the dorms........ it's hard to share everything here, so here's a collection of pictures stolen from facebook(photo credits to wendy jillian and chun leong):

we went by bus, and andrew haz cravings, so we got some BR at the rest stop:
sad news :(
gooey fudgey caramelly m&m-ey green tea and some random flavour i can't recall. yums! but got kinda sickening at the end :S

happy bday to evil lyn! surprised her with cake on the bus :D

cameron looks kinda magical at night. glowing lights in valleys, row by row..

(from left: andrew jason soonhong chern kylie evelyn kelvian and me!)
all not fully awake yet..

random group pic taken during the countless random flicking sessions they had there :D

trying to create foggy breath with hot coffee in the mornings
wonderful worship sessions. here's fanboy King and superstar Joyce :D

violent monopoly deal wars.
cool wording on the camp shirt. as usual its rubbie who designed it!
sheltered in the rain. no more captainball :( notice daniel's hand on his leg? those guys just discovered how to create hairballs (by rubbing your palm on the hairs in a circular motion). eu jeen just created a whole bunch of those hairballs on daniel's leg. ew to the max lah! its funny how people can find ways to entertain themselves in weird situations ahahaa..
found this quaint little place called 'The Lord's Cafe'. there's a sign at the entrance saying that this cafe has been doing good business for a few years and it's time that they give glory to God, thus they changed the name to 'The Lord's Cafe'. cute! there're quite a lot of pastries there, scones, crepe, and whatnot. no idea why i had cravings for banana since i got to camp, so happy that they serve banana crepe there! :D got the strawberry scones too. it's a lil' too dry. prefer the crepe. and the drinks are kinda nice. very fruity and thick. good stuff thrown in :D
lots and lots and lots and lots of strawberries sold there.

after spending 4 days at the campsite, it's time to leave. thank you committees for arranging a half day for us to do some sightseeing! since a few of them came by car, i joined justin and janvy in the car while shamini went over to the bus. boy did i not regret my decision! kelvian bought us to a couple of nice places while the bus went straight on to the Tanah Rata marketplace.
here's some award-winning garden. really beautiful place with LOTS of weird plants, coupled with good weather, i must come back to this place again!
the garden is just opposite this pub. we weren't allowed to go in cause its for guests only. so can only pose outside lo :(
jillian loved this telephone box a lot :D
next stop: strawberry lollies at methodist cheefu centre..

the lolly! filled with pure strawberries, no added sugar or preservatives! totally guilt-free!!!
kelvian enjoying his second lolly.
amazingly all of us managed to squeeze into that small playbox!
finally met up with the busload :)
got a inflatable strawberry just to annoy sandra! it turned out to be quite a hit!
guitarist, bassist, drummer.
me, wendayy, and andrew~
good job, guys :)