That Failed Camping Trip To Monkey Beach

In my futile attempts to keep up with my blogging, here’s one of the recent things I got up to – a camping trip to Monkey Beach at Batu Feringghi that didn’t quite materialize. It’s not really that recent. This was about two months ago. -_-

Next up: Photos from New Year’s Eve~! lol

I was really dreading the long hike up the hills and down to the secluded beach but since I am already in the final bits of my fourth year, I thought I should at least try to spend more time with my classmates who will be spreaded all over the country come August 2010.

We did go to the beach and all…but read on to find out why we didn’t need to stay the night. (yay!)


We left Sungai Petani really early, like 7am early. The plan was to go to Batu Feringghi and maybe spend a night on Pantai Kerachut or Monkey Beach.


Sent Chee Kiang back to his Aunt’s place after spending an entire week with me in Sungai Petani. He had to attend the very important Lush.fm anniversary party on that same day since he is an intern DJ there.

I’m not sure if his two months at LUSH are up, but do check out his 2 hours show (if it’s still on) from 10am or 12pm on Saturdays. :)  He’s hosting a show called the Lush Lab targeting tertiary students.


Andy was up to his antics again with Sett filming in the background.


We had breakfast at a residential area somewhere on the island. It was quite nice to be there early to see the very local morning market buzzing with families. I even bought some ear diggers there. I now have enough ear diggers to  last me a life time (provided I don’t lose the entire stack). Do you know how difficult it is to look for ear diggers?


Zhu Zen might look really petite to you but she actually enjoys hiking. All the girls in my class are into the great outdoors Minus Poh Yee and Brenda..lol. Poh Yee proposed for a High Heels Racing competition for the upcoming Adsalympics, our annual interbatch sports event, which she would be sitting out. Bad sport! πŸ™


Bummed out about missing the last camping trip, Lie Yuen vowed to come for this one.


When Sett eats, Steffi goes around with the camera. When Steffi eats, Sett goes around with the camera. πŸ™‚ They’ve got it covered! Though I don’t suppose we’ll be watching the video anytime soon. *huff* Just like the dental dinner performance my class filmed. *huff*


Smiling for the camera. Not mine. ;\


I thought the boots lend a really rustic touch to the morning market. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure if they were for sale or if some construction workers put them aside while they had their breakfast.


This is not your usual camping trip where we bring food there to cook. We tapau-ed a few stuff from the morning market for lunch time on the beach!


Chee Kiang was telling me those are really good made in Thailand pants. LOL That’s coz he bought some before. They are his Penang pants. Zhu Zen was just in the way. πŸ˜›


Haven’t seen him since. 😐 *forlorn*


l-r: Xin Yi, Ee Chean and Chwan Horng with his egg tarts.


When I went to buy my lunch from the chicken rice stall, they did not have pak cham kai yet. This is me being depressed about the whole thing. With pak cham kai, I savour my lunch, relish every bite. Strangely, with the siu kai I just gobble everything as fast I can. No idea why.


Like a scene out of some made in Malaysia drama.

When Sett goes camping, he means business. He went all the way into the residential areas of Penang to borrow these tents for us.


It’s awesome to be a girl. The guys will carry all the things! It’s even more awesome to be me because they remember how I almost passed out from the hike during the last camping and hence didn’t want to burden me with any excess weight. Some of them even offered to carry my backpack for me! Such sweethearts!


Saw a poor diseased looking kitty at the registration area. It looks like a stray but strays don’t wear gold necklaces!


My hand is there for size comparison.


Nien and I! It was at this time that I had second thoughts and had cold feet. Yeah, you can use the term cold feet too when it comes to hiking and camping, not just for weddings. I was seriously tempted to drive all the way back to Sungai Petani from there. So close. The thought of a two hour hike into the forest was killing me. I’m a pussy like that so bite me.


And me is teh most disgusting woman on planet earth! Didn’t wash this pair of shoes since the last camping trip…which was in September. LOL. It was soggy from the rain and the socks were stuffed inside it, which I threw away in January. I reckoned mushrooms were growing inside it and died from a lack of nutrients, so in the end, it’s not that gross when I wore it again after 6 months.


What was I getting myself into?


Kitteh was having a good time out in the sun.


You might be lucky enough to get a random stranger who so happens to be really awesome at photography to help you and your friends to snap a picture. This was not one such man.


It was okay at first.


Still good. At least i had my camera with me to absorb my surroundings.


With my ipod, hiking was a breeze. *dismissive wave*


In his commendable efforts to excite me about the upcoming camping trips, Chee Kiang gave me some activities to do. I was supposed to photograph three species of flora for him. He was going on and on about it like a kindergarten teacher reminding her students that it would be OH SO FUN and EDUCATIONAL. What I did was stop at one spot, point camera down, click..


Point camera up, click…


and point camera right and click. Done. So much for enthusiasm! All can be found in his own garden at home. πŸ™‚


Lie Yuen living life precariously on the hanging bridge.


And after awhile, everyone wanted to have a precarious photo on the hanging bridge. Chee Wen still looks happy lugging this box because we were only about 5% into our hike.
L-r: Zhu Zen, Lie Yuen, Nien, Andy, Chee Wen, myself and Steffi.


Aww this was kind of gorgeous. πŸ™‚ The water looks inviting but anybody who swims in the waters of the west coast must be out of their mind.


Maybe from the angle my camera was at, the slope doesn’t look that nasty. But trust me, it was. And there were worse. So bad that I had to stash my camera in my bag in case it falls between the rocks. HIKING IS SO NOT FOR ME.

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I managed to entertain myself with serene sceneries such as this. A lone narrow swing in the afternoon sun.


A green lake that flows gently, possibly full of algae.


A boy who pooh-poohed the entire hike and went way ahead of us. That’s Maxis for you. Always the most active among us. He’s like the Energizer bunny!


To find such a beautiful bed of seashells on a Penang beach was a lovely surprise!


More of aforementioned seashells. I especially love the red ones.


Jakuns trying to bring home souvenirs.


Jakuns smiling for the camera.


I look like Nancy Sit!


Look at those dangerous rocks!


The cast of Desperate Dentists. (recurring guest appearance, Steffi the Pharmacist)


This would make a nice picture for the year book that we’re planning to do come the end of fifth year.


That’s what you do when you have rocks and the deep blue sea.


Ditto.


Must be a bit flamboyant wan when you’re on a rock with the sea as your backdrop.


That’s Lie Yuen btw if you can’t see her face underneath her cap.


We were so happy when we saw this beach coz we thought we already reached Monkey Beach. Little did I know that we were only half way through. It’s like slogging for your exams only to be told it’s not until two more days.


I thought we were already on the beach! Imagine the pain and sadness I felt when Cze-Yin said, “Half way only lah. Keep moving.”


We had to hike through this rocks! One of our bottle caps fell through the rocks and we couldn’t even hear it touch the ground.


AT LONG LAST. The entire hike took us about two hours. I know it sounds like child’s play to you serious hikers out there but if I am to walk anywhere for two hours, it would be in a shopping mall.


It must be nice to be a guy. When you take your shirt off, girls won’t assume that you want to seduce them.


Me and my delicious Chicken Rice. Well, it wasn’t even that great, but when you’re fecking angry, anything goes.


Lie Yuen and her mee hoon.


Mmmmm.


mmmmm 2.


Behind the scenes shots of the popular TV programme “Desperate Dentists”.


How do you resist a float this size?


Xin Yi and Chee Wen waiting for their turn on the jet ski.

When we first arrived, I was like, “I wanna play jet ski!! i want to go i want to go anybody want to go with me? Anyone? Ok fine I go myself.”

Had a good 15 minutes giving myself heart attacks and vowed never to go jet skiing again.

And when I came back, the couples started going on the jet skis. -____- See, got boyfriend around so nice.

Then the rest also started going. In pairs. T___T

Maybe because I made jet skiing look so fun.


Lie Yuen and the whale.


The whale got lucky.


Sexy, wind swept, beach side photo FAIL.


ooooh my ass.


ewwww.. I wouldn’t swim in that water.


But Ee Chean and Chee Wen were fine with it.


RM45 for 15 minutes on the jet ski..


Obviously must take photos when there’s a hammock around.


of course Nien wanted one too!


Me too me too! I could sleep there all day.


Surprising how the hammock can still support all of us.


The jet ski operators signalling to the rest.


Such a nice photo of me and Nien!


Chwan Horng finally takes out his camera.


Look at them go!


Really like some scene out of a movie.


I know some of you have seen this photo quite a long time ago. πŸ˜€


This one as well.


See the look of concern on Chwan Horng’s face?


Maxis went full speed as he did a sharp turn. According to Ah Thong, Ah Thong himself flew up from the back of the jet ski and into the water. Thankfully there were no other boats or jet ski nearby or something bad could’ve happened. Maxis himself didn’t let go of the handles and his body got thrown off the jet ski. As a result, he slammed into the side of the jet ski face first.

They managed to climb back onto the jet ski and came back to shore. Poor Maxis was bleeding profusely from his mouth. His upper front teeth (12, 11, 21 and 22) were partially avulsed. This means that they were inclined at a horrific angle out of their socket. According to his orthodontist, he was lucky that he had braces on as those brackets are mofing strong or else his teeth would have been knocked out.

One of the wires from his braces hooked out on to his lip. That wound bled the most!

14 fourth year dental students there just did what any other layman would do. Ah Thong ran through the crowd shouting, “Dental emergency! Dental emergency!” as he went to get the first aid kit. -_- That’s the title of one of our assignments last year. LOL.

We poured water over his wound and then stuffed gauze into his mouth to prevent the bleeding – think victim of a kidnap case. He was then rushed to the hospital on the jet ski. The rest of us took a boat back.


That’s Xin Yi and Chee Wen who were totally unaware what happened.


See, still smiling and all.


Ah Thong was such a hero. He was the one who got us the boat and did multiple phone calls to settle things.


See the look of concern on all their faces.

After spending two hours at the hospital with Maxis, who fortunately only had very minor injuries, we went for Steamboat. Maxis couldn’t eat anything but tofu. πŸ˜€


One of the best Steamboat buffet places in Penang. Can’t remember the name but it’s somewhere near Georgetown, I think.


The ice cream roxxXo. And my face is red because of the heat from the damn steamboat.

OMG I FINALLY FINISHED THIS POST AFTER TWO MONTHS. Procrastinator iz me.

The Internetless Thoughts

This is a time of great depression.

A call for everyone to stay united. We must get through this difficult time.

At least for my housemates and I.

FUCKING INTERNET IS FUCKING DOWN AGAIN!!

I’ve been giving the tmnet customer service people their daily dosage of verbal abuse, apparently that’s the best way to get things done.

Out of anger, Lie Yuen and I are sitting on big plushy chairs in a cafe with wifi, Wii and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream! Yeap, all in Sungai Petani.

In other recent events, I had food poisoning on Monday and puked for the second time in 10 years. Three pukes within the hour. πŸ™ I puked with such force that vomitus came out of my nostrils as well. When the vomiting finally came to an end, I could still feel my nose feeling kind of distended. So I went to the basin and blew my nose and out came pieces of kuay teow and economy rice. UGHHH.

Then when I sat down to rest, a piece of vomit material slid from the middle of my throat down to my tummy again.

I’ve been feeling okay for the past few days.

I am strangely calm about the lack of internet though my patience is definite wearing thin by the day. Even Lie Yuen realized that I’ve gotten less abusive what with the lack of internet. I usually get all cranky and stuff.

Without the internet, I’ve finally managed to fold that mountain of laundry at the foot of my bed, sorted out my notes and actually sleep before 2am every night! That is an amazing feat given my track record of four hours a night.

I’ve also been catching up with my series that I’ve downloaded for eons. Gossip Girls, How I Met Your Mother..etc. Just a thought on Gossip Girls.. I don’t get the hype about the show (though I’m still watching it). It’s so innocent compared to the usual stuff their audiences are exposed to. Come on. Virgins? Pfft. Unless I’m wrong about the audiences (people my age) and they are actually targeting high school kids.

Anyway, Lie Yuen just said, “Wanna go already?”

Want. Want to go home and sleep. Stomach is exploding from Root Beer. I suspect this Root beer has been tempered with.

What A Girl Wants Is An LG KF350 Ice Cream Phone!

As you have probably seen in an earlier post, I was given an LG KF350 Ice Cream phone to play with and here is my review after a week of using the phone!

First things first, you’ll have to watch the super cute LG Ice Cream advertisement:

I was using this phone for the entire CNY period and thus I’ve been texting a LOT with this phone. I especially adore the huge keypads. I’ll never get tired of that.

Obviously, the number one reason any girl would love this phone is because it is in the PERFECT shade of pink! It would match so well with all the princessy things that we secretly own (some of us are quite proud to be all girly, i’m one of those girls!). My laptop is pink, my old pink camera went to the hospital and is probably kidnapped by the evil Lumix factory workers, my…wallet is pink, my spectacle box is pink, my cosmetic bags are pink… sigh the list goes on. The LG KF350 Ice Cream also comes in baby blue and white. These phones have been dubbed the Ice Cream phone as they look so adorable and edible! The phone comes in three delicious shades of pink, pistachio (baby blue) and white.

It comes with a 3megapixel camera (but I have problems installing the software hence I can’t upload photos to show you the quality), an FM radio which I could really use on the go, bluetooth, mp3 playing capabilities and a miniSD slot too! So you can easily expand your phone’s memory up to 2GB!

What I like most about the phone is the gorgeous pink cover that is all plasticky and unassuming when the phone is just lying there, being pretty.

Imagine the startled looks you’ll get when your pink gorgeous unassuming phone suddenly lights up when you snap it shut! Totally attention grabbing. πŸ™‚ We all secretly like to be attention seekers, don’t we? And in pink too!


So gorgeous! That’s a heart shaped emoticon! The phone totally has those deco den loving girls in mind.


The adorable LG KF350 Ice Cream feeling right at home. πŸ™‚

The Ice Cream phone in all it’s pinkish goodness!


Another thing that totally sold me was the soft pink glow radiating from the keypads. Usually harsh neon colours are used for the keypads. It’s a wonder how LG managed to get the light to be of a sweet shade!


The default wallpaper is of course ice cream related!


It might look like an adorable toy but once you hold it in your hands, you can feel that all too familiar weight of a sexy phone. You know what I mean? That needed weight to make a phone desirable.


And this is where the microSD goes in!


On the left side is where you insert the earphones(to listen to the radio) and the charger. The volume buttons are at the side as well.


The bottom of the phone.


Personally, I felt that the menu could’ve been a tad bit more sexy, or if this phone is meant to pull at the heart strings of girls who love all things cute, the theme should be SUPER kawaii! Perhaps this can change if I can figure out if it’s possible to download themes for this phone.


There’s also the option of switching to grid style.


The LCD screen on the cover! It tells the time, tells you who’s calling, tells you if there’s an sms and you can even have adorable ‘wallpapers’ for your external LCD screen. It’s also one of those screens which looks like nothing’s there until something actually appears on the screen. When you close the cover, that patterned area lights up as well. When an Mp3 is playing, the light bops to the beat. How cute right?


The hearts are actually animated! Actually almost all the wallpapers can be animated. You can even design your own wallpaper!


For those times when I’m not in a good mood.


I think this was supposed to be an owl..


Awwwwww..my LG Ice Cream phone is in love!


There was even a pig emoticon!! <3


This is what you see during start-up.


Sudoku makes for good company!


I’m really happy that I managed to download opera mini and I can do my online banking on the go and also check my email (like every other hour..T_T)


The opera mini works like a charm on this phone.


The 3megapixels camera look promising as well! I’ve still yet to figure out the configurations to send MMS. sigh sigh.


Nice right?:D


Even the video function is not too bad.

I was told that I would be getting the phone since December and I’ve been really excited! Kept scouring blogs to read about this phone… I even came across this blogger who blinged her entire LG Ice Cream!

The phone is retailing at RM799. Quite a bargain for a gorgeous accessory PLUS a fully functional phone. What more can a pink loving, princessesque girl probably ask for? White fur lining the phone? Actually I kind of want that.

I even made a video review:

My Friend MIGHT Become A TVB Star!

Weng Lum, a dear friend of mine, received a call from Astro On Demand today to come in for auditions at the Astro headquarters.

He was extremely shocked because he has NEVER ever ever applied for anything like that and out of the blue, someone calls him on his phone asking him to come in for auditions for Astro on Demand. It did cross his mind that someone was playing a nasty prank on him but when the person on the phone introduced herself as Yo-yo, he was more than convinced that it’s TVB related.

He speculates that he might very well be the next TVB star. So those of you who know Weng Lum, do call him out for more yamcha sessions soon and rekindle your ties with him so that you can properly brag that you’re a close friend to Lok Weng Lum, that hot new TVB star.

I think It is time to give Weng Lum a nama England that will stand out among the sea of TVB actors. With names like Evergreen and Ellesmere already being brandished about, I think.. hmmm…. Wingham Lok Weng Lum would go down well. These TVB stars do have a tendency to give themselves nama England which sounds similar to their chinese name. Wingham Lok, it is!

I told him that I don’t care, he must take me as his date for all the TVB award shows in the future. Splashed across the tabloids would be headlines stating something about A Mystery Miss X Accompanying “Lum Chai” To The TVB Awards. *nods* That’s the plan.

He was saying that he had to speak in Cantonese to the Yo-yo lady on the phone. Just like me, his cantonese packs up, slams the door and leave whenever he gets nervous or when he is speaking to strangers or when he gets intimidated. So he’s really worried if he can make it through the auditions, IF he goes.

I told him, no worries. Those teen girls totally dig guys who speak cantonese in a ‘chau yam’ way. They’ll be like, “OoOOOOOOOoHhhh.. ABC chai!! Hou tak yi ahhh!!! *squeal*” and download like a million of Weng Lum’s photos into their computers. See how hot stuff Daniel Wu is and Edison Chen was. Weng Lum will be of the same breed.

He told me to calm down because most probably he’ll become a kelefeh only. I told him, ALL THE BETTER and PLEASE have more emotions in your eyes! Those TVB kelefehs all need some good bitch slapping to regain some soul in their eyes and stop the monotonous bullshit. They need to be taught HOW to act. Weng Lum would be a breath of fresh air to the legions of pathetic kelefehs.

So say if he gets a Waiter role and he is to serve Bowie Lam’s character, he should totally take matters into his own hand, forego the script and put on his most angry look and seethe menacingly, “LEI KONG…*squinty eyes*….LEI OI YAM HONG CHAU??!????? HOU!! NGO LOR PEI LEI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”   Translation: You said….*squinty eyes* …you want to drink red wine?? FINE!!! I BRING FOR YOU!!!

Even if he gets thrown out of the set, the directors might keep him in mind for a future role. Rapist ke..crazy man ke.. at least something right?

When I go back for the holidays, I’d better bring him to alleys with dead ends to perfect his Running Away From Baddies scene. Make sure he gets his wall-scaling, rubbish bag falling and sticks throwing skills honed to perfection.

Then I must teach him how to shout “TIM KAI” to the heavens followed by a “TIN AHHHHHHH!!!!!!”. Hopefully I can find places with railings for him to grip when he shouts. The railing should preferably overlook some city skyline.

This will then be followed by a series of kissing lessons, the slow and barely touching graze on the lips to the full on head turning and twisting kind of kiss. (think Bosco Wong and Linda Chung in Gem of Life. Funniest sex scene, EVER.) Practice on mannequin lah of course! Crazy ah! Later Chee Kiang scold!

Then if the show he is to act in a little less conservative, then must teach him to position a girl properly on his half naked chest which is ALWAYS, ALWAYS covered by a bed sheet. Sigh and smile, take a puff from the cigarette and blow out the smoke with his teeth clenched together. Smile again with a conniving smile. Half his lips curl up in a sneer. That’s for his baddie role.

If he’s a good guy, he would hug the girl tightly, rub her while the girl cuddles into his arms a bit more with a happy sigh.

Must train to make an ANALOGY out of every single thing in the world.

While playing snooker and talking about love: “Kam Cheng hou chi tuk por gom myong…” Translation: Love is like playing snooker……

Tryhing to give advice about something while in the kitchen: “Lor yi gor peng gor lei gong… yi gor lei ng chit jor hei, lei ng wui chi tou yi gor ping hai lan jor geh..” Translation: Take this apple for example…. if you don’t cut it, you won’t know if the insides of the apple is rotten or not.

TVB addicts would know what I’m going on about. πŸ˜€

Edited: Oh, Weng Lum was saying that most of his friends just scoffed at him and he was like, “Wait till they see me in Gem of Life 2!”. So I came up with a brilliant story line for him. He’ll come back as Shun Shun, who didn’t actually die and ready to take on Miracle! (Ho Fung’s company). Ada Choi will be old and wrinkly then. The sad part is? Weng Lum doesn’t even watch Gem of Life. Sien.

So just you wait, Weng Lum could very well be the next big TVB Star.


I asked him to go snap a photo of himself with his most canto face EVAR.. and he reckons this one has a bit of canto flair to it, with the hair parted at 45 degrees.

He’s still undecided about the audition. I think he should go! What about the rest of you?

Should Weng Lum go for the auditions?

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