Friday, September 30, 2005

Today is a special day!

Simply because I've got pretty nails!


Nice? Done by yours truly leh!

Of course I'm not so narcissistic to declare a special day 'cos of my nails. I just wanna hao lian!


Today's a very special day, because

(Is there an official term for birthdays on the lunar calendar?)

What did I do?
Definitely is to make my little pricess happy!

Nothing beats having someone to play with her.

New clothes from Grandpa(my uncle)!

Die die also must take a pic with her and my nails..

She was biting this 'O' shape from the rubber mat, and she decided she wanted to go somewhere else. So, she held on to it with her mouth and crawled away. I was laughing like mad when I saw this. My favorite pic of the batch!

Isn't she cute?!
She wanna eat, but it's cold, and she wanna eat again.
Abbie loves ice-cream!

Time for bed!
Or maybe not.

Where are my presents?

Where are my presents?

(Frown)Where are my presents?


Aiya! Joking one la! I'm a baby..I dunno what are presents...



Abbie: =P
Ah Yi: =P


Happy Birthday my Darling Baby..

A photo from long, long ago!


*Alot of photos coming, for it's a special day.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

When Shuyin argues with Shuyin...

Case #1
I read a girl's blog pretty regularly.
A few days back, she wrote something along the line of this:
'Most people will think it's my fault anyway, since I'm always the bad girl. I brought it upon myself anyway. I always cover up all his flaws and presented him in good light to all the people around me. Do you know my pain? Nobody will understand the pain that I went through.'

SY1: Cannot stand this kind of people. There she is proclaiming to be oh so noble, and to be the person who took all the shit in the relationship, and then writing in her blog about how pitiful she is. It's like what's her point? She WANTS people to know, or she DOESN'T WANT people to know?
Mind you, I read her blog and always thought that the boyfriend is a scum from all the things she said. There are lousy boyfriends, I know. What good light?

SY2: Maybe she ren wu ke ren?

SY1: Yes I know. Just the point of her not practising what she preached. 说一套,做一套. What she wrote made me think that she's just doing all these to garner sympathy. If she persisted in doing it all the way and keeping it to herself, then I'll truly admit that she's 'noble' indeed.

SY2: But it's her blog. Like a diary. It's a personal space. Don't forget the 'diary' factor.

SY1: But she knows there are people reading her blog leh.

SY2: Don't be a kpo la. Outsiders cannot do much too. The couple are the only ones who know what's what in their relationship.

SY1: Ya lor..that's why I don't talk about mine here. Just in case I get some comments that might sway my objectivity.

SY2: I agree. Eh, don't you hate it that when people quarrel, they give loads and loads of reasons, and they bring out some ancient grandmother story long ago and go on and on.

SY1: Yes yes! The worst thing is, they went one big round, and they didn't address the problem AT ALL. 'Hello, I'm talking THIS problem here. *snap fingers* FOCUS!' They just don't wanna admit that they're wrong la.
But hor, what has it going to do with this case?

SY2: Nothing. Just feel like saying it. Cannot meh?

SY1: -_-! You talk so much. Those reading might think you've got problems with Idris or what.

SY2: Ya hor.. Ok. Shh..shhhh...


Case #2
Weili wrote an entry about this system of his school, which was pretty much a flop. Someone loser wrote and email and sent to various departments with a capital 'S' and said that Weili insulted the school and asked them to look into the matter. The various heads of the departments HAD A MEETING to discuss this matter. Lucky for him, his vice dean was open minded enough. She asked Weili to be careful with what he writes. She didn't want to look into the matter 'cos they don't even know who wrote the letter anyway.

SY1: Heng ah!

SY2: Ya la! Was it necessary to blow the matter up to this extend? Meeting across departments? All my friends who are from that school complained about that system. I bet if they do a google search on their students' blogs, they can easily find a handful who said the same thing about the system.

SY1: Weili's blog has more readers, I guess. Which definitely increased the risk of him getting into trouble.

SY2: True. But what trouble? Excuse me, how do you insult a school? I don't think Weili was insulting anyone or anything anyway. 'Complain' is the better word.

SY1: Maybe it's due to his use of expletives. People react differently towards the use of vulgar language. People who don't know what 'knnbccb' means, may not even bother at all; people who always hear it, will just see it as a form of expressionand brush it off; while people who are more sensitive towards it will take it more seriously and personally. In this case, I think it's the readers' own discretion and give the writer the space to express in his/own style.

SY2: I feel that they should look at the bigger picture of improving the system.

SY1: Correct. Haiz, it's saddening we cannot write as freely anymore. You'll never know what might accuses will be thrown to you the next second.

SY2: Better don't dwell on this anymore then, just in case I get Weili into more trouble.

SY1: 现在都死无对证. Weili had already closed down his blog and going to stop blogging. What a waste. Maybe I shall 撒娇 to him to write me an email from time to time, blogging style.

SY2: Yeah! It's seldom that Shuyin 撒娇 to anyone. GOGOGO!

SY1: -__-!!


Case #3
What else but the case of the JC students getting into trouble because of their blogs. Mrbrown gave a short and sweet summary. Everyone should already know about it.

SY1: Bah! That's simply ridiculous.

SY2: Precisely! Actually come to think of it, it all boils down to the issue of 'what is a blog?', which we are constantly pondering about.

SY1: Yeah. The Net is already a grey area. The nature of a blog is even more ambiguous.
Blog = Web diary.
Web = World Wide Web >> A virtual world where anyone who has internet access can access to.
Diary = A personal, private space to write whatever one wants to express, to record.
The nature of the two things already opposes each other to some extent. So is it private? Or public?
Of course, they can co-exist, if not why are there so many blogs now? But the price is of course, the lesser freedom to express, and the shortchange in content or style.

SY2: Yes! It's a constant struggle man. For example, I say, 'Fatsos are gross!'

SY1: How can you be so insensitive?!

SY2: But it's my diary! I can write whatever I want!

SY1: But there are people reading your blog.

SY2: Then how?! Write or don't write? I really feel that way what...Maybe not all fatsos are gross la. But if I don't write, then it defeats the purpose of this being a diary, then people too say I'm too stupid to come out with anything. But if I write, I might hurt someone, one of them might even sue me too! HOW?!?! *grabs hair*

SY1: relax relax. Back to the topic.

SY2: Paiseh paiseh. Maybe some authority should just come out with a list of Dos and Don'ts in blogs. You know lika Acts? They'll list down every single criteria and such. That'll help.

SY1: Ya right. Do you know how wide of an area they have to cover? Even in the real world, some people 走法律漏洞 to get themselves out of trouble. The Net such a massive space. It'll take a long time to cover every single possible problem.

SY2: You have a point. But look at the JC students. In the first place, if they knew the teachers are reading their blogs, I don't think they would have written what they wrote. I think suspension was too harsh.

SY1: But you are not suppose to insult people in the first place. And shouldn't they bear in mind that it's the WWW.

SY2: But it's a diary!

SY1: There we go again..the diary versus web issue.

SY2: Yes I know. I feel that the school should issue warnings instead. If I'm a teacher, I'll go to the students and say, 'I read your blog about what you wrote about me. Maybe we can sit down and discuss what can be improved. I'm hurt by the comments you made. Would you mind if you can take them down?'

SY1: Ya..If I'm the student, I'll feel guilty already..It shows the benevolence of the teacher too..set a good example.

SY2: Suspension is too much. These things are done out of curriculum. Why should the students' school work be affected too?
If the 'insulted' persons in question are not the teachers, but some other people, will they be suspended from school? I highly doubt so. I can't help to think that the school is abusing their authority.

SY1: Teachers and pricipals should be treated with respect.

SY2: So are any other people. The local teachers' union said they'll back the teachers if they wanted to engage in any legal actions. I know they are trying to protect their members. However I don't think that was a good approach to the problem at all.

SY1: Maybe they gave a harsher punishment to warn the others? 杀一儆百. Remember the two guys who were prosecuted for the racist comments?

SY2: But that was different. The two of them were totally in wrong. That was an issue of NAtional Security. But this? What is the magnitude of the potential damage?可别为了杀鸡儆猴,而导致杀鸡取卵的局面. Teachers has the union the back them up, they have the resources. What about the students? They seemed to be victimised now, no? 物极必反啊.

SY1: Everything is just so confusing. What can be done? What cannot be done?

SY2: Read this. Very helpful.

Minutes later...

SY1: Ok done. Majority of us, do not know every single law there is. We might have committed them without even knowing, thinking it was ok. I think a good way will be to give warnings first. Unless we are talking about really malicious and damaging issues like the racist one.
Very sian-ed by all these. Shall go do my nails.


SY1: What?! You are me ok?!

SY2: I forgot.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Just photos, or maybe not.

Spent last week playing DW5 at Idris' place.
I love the new character, Xing Cai. Hohoho.

We have relatively clean air in Singapore, but somehow, the air at his place, smells different from everywhere else. That's the perk for living near a 'forest' and far away from the roads I think-fresh, cooling air. My face didn't get as oily throughout the day either.

Damn bimbotic, I know.
Just my little observation. Shall write it down just in case they move house.

In his house.
For once, no double chin, no red eye.
Think I've put on weight. And I hate it when it happens, 'cos it all pile up at the wrong areas. -_-!
I don't have Photoshop in my lappy. So what you see is what you get. Very sad. Cannot edit.

Talking about photoshop, Mr Chua HAS photoshop.
So, I gave it a shot to do some photo editing. Hopefully I can give Miss Cheng a run for her money. =D

GWAH!! Look at the double chin, baby. You like?
From this fugly, yellowish picture...




shi bu shi hen mei?
Nicer jaw line.
We look scandalous hor?

Think I shall install the software.
Nah..don't think I can surpass Yanyan though. In terms of experience, I've already lost out.

I don't understand why are people against photo editing.
If technology enables us to make things look better, why not?

There is this celebrity, who apppeared in a local magazine cover in a bikini. She has a scar on her adomen area, and they airbrushed it away.
Confirm, chop, guarantee that she's definitely above average, both face and figure.
No one will want the scar to spoil the whole aesthetics, wouldn't they?
Even if we don't mind the scar being there, as the boobs already diverted the attention, it'll still be better if we can ENHANCE the visual, correct?

Let's not talk about ugliness, since it's such a BE-U-TIFUL world and everything is so BE-U-TIFUL.
Will you rather keep beautiful or 'beautiful-er' photos of yourself?
If you choose the former, sorry, we don't click. You can close this window already.
In the mean time, see a doctor. You somethingwrong. (Shuyin does circular motion with index finger beside her temple.)

When we post our pictures in our blogs, friendster, even MSN profile, of course we'll select the nicer ones. So if we are able to photoshop our photos and make them more visually friendly, we can have more of them! Then, we'll be happy, people who see them will also be happy ('cos no need to puke while having lots to see), everyone will be happy! jie da huan xi! *throws confetti*

But then again, 'photoshopping' is a very time consuming process.
The best thing will be, to not need to edit anything, and still look great!

The model with great skin, cute face, will of course...


She's turning one already...
And she have four little teeth now...
Not very little la. Poor baby, must be quite a torture when the gum itches.

Lots and lots of Abbie!
She has so many expressions now, that it is so difficulte to keep track of.
My cousin counted that within 5 minutes while she was sleeping, she changed 30 poses.
shi bu shi hen li hai?

I just saw her yesterday, and seeing this pictures make me miss her already...

Totally irrelevant, but Joel aka bigfuck aka rambotan said he likes the larger than life caucasians in Chicago, which is where he is now. Bet he's having a GREAT time.
And we both dislike MEMEs.
Have fun and study hard ah!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Too busy to blog, because...

Abbie's 1st birthday is coming!!!

I'm so excited!

Helped my cousin made an emailer:

No money to buy presents, so must do manual labour.

Actually, I have no idea what I'm busy with.
Just felt busy...

Can't wait for the party!

Friday, September 16, 2005

I woke everyone up..

By my laughter.

Because of THIS.

Excuse me, while I go pat everyone back to sleep.

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Omigosh omigosh!
I'm so excited la!
'Cos Idris said he'll get this for me within these few days.

Dynasty Warriors 5!!!

I totally love this game..
It's easier then the typical RPGs like Xenosaga, in which I'll have pretty much fallen asleep before Kosmos gets her new costume or what. The levelling up process is so monotonous.
I'll just wait for Idris to complete them, and I'll watch the 'movies' with the nice songs.

But Dynasty Warriors -> MY KIND OF GAME!!

Fight fight fight!

Oh, not to forget the story line too..
San Guo Yan Yi!

My favorite character in the story and in the game (DW 1,2,3,4):

Doesn't Guan Yu just emits the OMPH vibes?
I have a thing for heroic characters who apart from the usual package of being righteous, courageous and bash those baddies upside down, they have this fatherly touch about them.
Don't know what the hell I'm talking about?
I also don't know. Very difficult to explain.
Think Bruce Willis, Zhang Tie Lin, Jin Chao Qun...

My BEST character:

After I played Guan Yu until cannot play anymore, I had to choose a new one. The thing about playing with pro-gamers like Idris and his sister, is that all the good characters, ARE ALL TAKEN BY THEM before I understand what is what, what belongs to what. They have already done all the necessary research by the time they get their hands on it. -_-
I was stuck with no many choices, so I chose someone from my favorite country in the story, Shu.
Surprisingly, I was very good leh!

Usually if we get bored of playing our core characters, we will select a few, just for fun.

Idris' sister likes to use this guy:

No matter if he wins or loses a battle, he'll go around making comments somewhere along the lines of 'I'M SO BEAUTIFUL."
Reminds me of Yanyan.

This time round, I'm going to try this new character:

I like her name. So meng huan.
And she belongs to Shu. (SHUyin)
Abit lame.
You don't even think about it.
Every time there's new female character, YOU TAKE. Big boobs, YOU SNATCH.
I still remember Ayane. Stupid woman, her boobs are the size of my heads.
At least I'm taller. *indignant*

I don't think Yanyan will read this entry. It'll bore the hell out of her. She hate's 'male' topics, topics which guys can go on and on and on and forget about the girlfriends. NS is one, gaming is another. I can't stand it, too.

My boyfwen ah, is a hardcore gamer.
There was a period of time he was totally obsessed with the Final Fantasy online version. Whenever I go over to his place, he'll just be playing.
I'll take a nap, read magazines, watch DVDs, and he'll be playing non-stop.

Being the very nice girlfriend I was, I didn't complain.
I did my own stuff, and when night came, 'OK! I HAVE TO GO HOME.'
This happened for a few times, THEN THE BOYFRIEND WILL START TO FEEL GUILTY.
'Oh, I didn't spend quality time with my girlfriend.'
'Oh I'm such a jerk, totally neglected her, and yet she's so nice about it. Didn't complain at all.'


Of course, that didn't work permanantly. Whenever there's a new game, the process repeats itself all over again.

One day, I was fed-up.

But I only managed to play well in a few games. A tad more controls, I fumble.
At least I tried...

On a different note, the siblings are really good gamers. So many of Idris' friends, the two of them win every one of them. So most of the time, I just watch.

Kinda 'high' today.
Must be the excitement of getting the game.

Sleepless gaming nights! Here I come!!!

Monday, September 12, 2005

I knew it.

Change of plan.
Weili will blog about his birthday, with pictures.
Yanyan will blog about the banner making.
Will put up pics that I like, which they don't post.


Sunday, September 11, 2005

Happy Happy Sunday!

(Edited: My lousy cousin can't read han yu pin yin. Tsk.)
It's Sunday!
And it's our beloved gorilla's birthday!

I'm blogging over at his place now..
Stupid Yanyan is still sleeping and stupid Weili kept mumbling to himself..

I'm such a nice friend, I tell you!

Yanyan and I spent 6-7 hours yesterday PAINTING a banner for the birthday boy.
Didn't even do such thing for my Jerry Yen when I went for the F4 concert can?!

Ahahahaha. Chuan bang le.

Shall post more details and pics of his big day tomorrow. HOHOHOHOHOHO!

Meanwhile, it's Abbie time!

To date, little baby has three little teeth and she loves biting my bangle.
Oh my god, she's so cute can?

Who cares if you think that I'm using the baby's photos to make up for my 'lack of content'?
Whenever I see her cute, chubby face, it makes me happy!
Shui guan ni men ah? Wo kai xin jiu hao.
LEI CHOI AH? (Cantonese)


She's wearing the rhomper I bought for her from KL which turn out to fit pretty well, and er..biting the toy I bought too..

Ni zai pai wo ma?
Ai pai na li, jiu pai na li. --Mdm Mok, this is a line from an OS*M advertisement, in case you dunno
(Are you photographing me? Take wherever you want.)

Wo ji xu yao!
(I continue biting.)

Wo zuo zhe yao..
(I can bite while I'm sitting..)

Tang zhe ye ke yi yao!
(Can also bite while I'm lying down!)

A-yi shuo wo shi CHAO JI WU DI XIAO KE AI!!!
Wa biang, this one very hard to translate..

Still biting..


Hen lei leh, pai na me duo photos.
(Very tiring leh, take so many photos)


Have a nice day, people!