Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Eventful 2008

2008 went by so fast. When did time fly by so fast? But the more I think about it, it sure feels like a year have past. Looking back, I sure did a lot of things in 2008. I wonder how 2009 will be be like?

Last years new year was a merry one. Meeting up wif frens and going fukubukuro hunting after the Ski trip. This yrs one is a bit sad. With me and MayC cooped up in the room, counting down for the new year.

Ski trip with Kosen ppl. Not as fun as wif the ex-PPKTJ-nians, but its free :D This new yrs one, we will have tutors coming as well. Interesting......will be keeping a watchful eye out.Went back to M`sia. Oh, my beloved Malaysia. I lap U so berry much. Will be seeing you soon. :DDDDD

Hanami in Banpakukouen. Sakura flowers losing its appeal on me. :( Oh no!
Went to stay wif my host family. Very nice experience. Really felt like I finally got to know her better.Internship. Very good experience as well.
Summer hols trip wif MayC to Tokyo,Hokkaido and Amanohashidate. Fell in love with Furano. Super beautiful.
Wakasawan trip wif Kansai Kosen ppl.
Bringing me beloved sister around Japan.
Hari Raya in Japan.
Speech contest.
Korea trip. Super huge blast. Really fun. Overdosed on Shopping and Eating. Currently sick from over doing it :D. So im lying low this new yr. Kekeke.....
Updates on Korea trip coming soon. Can`t decide how I want to blog bout it.

So what about my New Years resolution? I seriously want to be a better student and person. Feels like there is much much more room for improvement there. On a vain note, I wanna take better care of my skin. No more pimples *fingers crossed* and I gotta go exercise more too. Hehe...



May the new year be a great year for you.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Karmic resonance

Recent thoughts

As seasons change, so does the mind,
the road might go forward but sometimes it pushes you back,
company along the way might prove reliable or lead u astray,
tune on your innate vibe,
for the compass always points north,
but for the turbulent heart, care not,
a mirrored facet is the aim,
hip hip hurray, front forward we march,
cleaning up our act along the way,
the mantra,
be good, stay true, 100% head first all the way.


Sometimes... we have to make hard decisions. Where no matter what you choose, you end up feeling as if you did not make the right choice, results of a clash of priorities. Sorry dear darling you know who you are. Believe me it was not an easy choice to make. But i hope you understand where i come from and not hate me so. Oh woe is me, but im just human and this is how it is.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Was flipping through my folder of pictures for fun and I stumbled upon this one that has not been opened in awhile. Its filled with PPKTJ pictures that I got from ppl, cos poor me did not own a camera back then. Haha.....

Super natsukashi man. Looking at all the pictures and remembering all the events that happened those two years in PPKTJ. I think I can safely say that those two years were one of the best periods in my life to date. There was so much fun, drama, gossip, activities, studies..etc etc. All going on, spinning and twirling, interlocking, kinda messed up sometimes, but it was great fun.

Kinda miss those days. But all good things must come to an end. And its just life; how we grow up and move onto another stage in our respective lives. But it was great. What we all had back then. We still have it now actually. Cos it lives on in our hearts and memories.

So take a stroll with me down memory lane.

Did it bring a smile to your face too? Haha.....i hope it did.

Cheerio till next time.

Friday, December 12, 2008

海王丸 aka Chin Leong`s ship

Been meaning to do a post on 海王丸(Kaiwo Maru) since we paid a visit to it last month under our host Chin Leong. Visitation rights to the ship docked in Kobe this time was closed to the public, but with our great "connections" we managed to get in and have a grand tour of the ship. This uber cool ship was built to train future seamen and it runs on wind and engine power. All the better so they have more to learn. From a distance, this ship is a magnificent sight to behold. Its so grandly piratey, I kept thinking Pirates of the Caribbean...Pirates of the Caribbean. Im visiting the Black Pearl. Hahaha.....but its white and made of steel. Sigh, one can keep on dreaming right.

It even has a figure head and all. Double cool. All ships that run on wind power do. They believe that it protects the ship. This one is glided in GOLD! Aren`t they afraid that someone might try to scrape some off? Sigh, so leng.This is Chin Leong and his beloved ship. *peace*Does anyone recognise this? Yes...yes Is the thingy they crank up to call the Kraken in Davey Jones ship. :D But in real life this thing has a more boring abeit important use, its use to roll up the ropes used when the ship is in full sail. Cos man power cannot compare to those elements out at sea. Muahahaha.This ship has not one but two steering wheels. If im not mistaken one full turn will make the ship turn one degree. The thingy below is to keep the ropes in place. The darker one is made of a type of super hardwood that is extinct edi, magnus something, my memory fails me. :PAll those ropes are connected to the mast and sails, and seeing no tags in place, i asked Chin Leong how they know which rope goes where. Apparently they have to memorize it. Fuyoh, and I thought memorizing for exams were bad enough. Dining area where they eat. Very nice and clean.Kitchen where the cooks whip up yummy(according to Chin Leong) and delicious dishes. So delicious in fact that he skipped dinner wif us to dine in the ship. -_-Classroom. Very neat again. Almost too neat. Feels a bit like the army.MayChing can never miss a change to indulge in her favourite activity-Camwhoring. Vincent happily joined in. :P And we introduced Chin Leong to it too, who after months out at sea, is losing touch wif our land antics.At the bridge, trying to disturb Chin Leong by asking him multiple questions about the flags stored in the shelf on the upper right hand of the pic. I dunno why my face looks like that -_-"Seafaring charts. *gasp* How cool is that. Had a short demo by Chin Leong. Its amazing how they transfer all that into directing the ships course.Dinner in a Vietnamese restaurant. Chin Leong came to "pei" us. The food was really good, and the waiter a bit too over enthusiastic. Very friendly, with lots of smiles and hand gestures, asks lots of questions.......*sweat* He even remembers me from last time, which was last year. 0.o!!! Seriously, its an experience on its own. So thats that, and Chin Leong is out and away at sea, should be in Hawaii now. Lucky fella. Thanks a lot for showing us you ship! :D Twas very educational and interesting.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Long time no see.
I`ve been neglecting my blog for almost 2-3 weeks now. Haha.....
First it was a test to see how long i can fend of the temptation. Then I got too good for my own good and have not been posting things up. :P
The feeling is simply not there. Just like how i pushed away the shopping bug. haha...
oh well, im back now.
Will post proper stuff up within the week.

Just wanna say something i learned this past weeks. That : If you put your mind to it, anything can be accomplished. Just push away all the unwanted thoughts, wants, emotions. U can end up highly effective indeed. Im just skeptical about how all this affects the emotional side of a human though. If you are still in the dark, Im finally reading the 7 habits of highly effective people and trying to apply it. Im only doing habit 1 and already skeptical. Oh well, time will tell.

So till next time.