It was an eventful weekend! Nearly two hundred photos and classic moments to boot! By the way, nobody noticed the falling snow on my blog header?:(
I think one of the more amusing things in life is meeting old school teachers. Especially primary school ones.
Anybody remember Pn. Chang the science teacher from SRSS19?
I saw her just now at Yip Kee in Sunway Pyramid. It’s quite daunting to go up to an old primary school teacher and tell her who you are because chances are that they don’t recognise who the hell you are.
Another weird thing about saying hello to Pn. Chang was telling her that I’m “Pei Shan”. It’s been ages since I called myself Pei Shan. I know it’s my chinese name and all…. *makes grim smile*… strange lah! But she remembers me! I reminded her that she thought me standard 5 science. The only other person that she can remember from my standard 5 class is the super smart Jade Ho. No surprises there.(Jade’s a very popular girl, even back in primary school! Super smart because when she got 85% for her standard 6 science paper, she was crying and the entire class stood around her to comfort her. I got 80% for that test and was so happy already.)
Anyway, so Pn. Chang said, “Wah! You changed alot hor! I remember you used to wear glasses one hah!”
No kidding. (I’m the horrid one in the middle by the way!)
Then she asked, “So, you’re in form5 now?”
I declare a public holiday for everybody. Someone FINALLY thinks that Jolene is younger than her actual age. I know it’s nothing but I’m the girl who people ask “So, working now?” and who sometimes has the misfortune to be mistaken as someone’s mother. 🙁
🙂 It’s nice to meet old teachers and allow them to see how we’ve grown. And that we’re no longer the cry babies who cried when they forgot to bring their science latihan book.
Weng Lum called me yesterday and told me that he didn’t actually get an exemption for not finishing national service, but a deferment. We were bitching kau kau on the phone while I was driving on the Federal Highway. Apparently there’s a new ruling that those who did not finish national service will be put under deferment. 🙁 Weng Lum and I will go to the headquarters in late December to kau tim everything. If all goes wrong, we’ll have to go for national service AGAIN when we’re well into our 20s. 🙁
I was telling my father about it and he got more excited about his idea for me to become a dentist in the army.
“Do your government service as a dentist in the armed forces la! Can get captain rank immediately! Think of it this way, you kill three birds with one stone! You can use this to replace national service, complete your compulsory government service, get a captain title,” Dad said.
“I see. Got aircon one or not the clinic there?” I was sceptical.
“Haiyoh! Sure got one lah!” he said.
“Can I come home one ar?” I asked.
“You think they’re gonna throw you in the middle of the jungle issit? There’ll be proper bases for you to operate in one lah!” he reasoned.
“Will it be in Petaling Jaya?” I hoped.
“I think I’ll just let nature take it’s course lah,let her live her own life,” Dad said to Mum, giving up hope in the conversation. Glad he realised that I’m a little too city-life to be a…hahahaha.. captain in the army… Hahahahaha..and that there’s only so much future planning for me that he should do.
Anyway, I’m back this weekend because AIMST’s dental students were invited to attend the 7th Annual Dental Student Conference in University Malaya. I was praying that I would not fall alseep…wanting to maintain a professional air and all that. Hehehe. But ended up swaying around in my seat. LOL. Embarassing. I thought it would be dead boring but amazingly, they CAN be interesting.
11 of AIMST Pioneer Dental students.
Brenda checks out some of the latest dental gadgets.
Tea break. L-r: Li Shen, Me, Lie Yuen, Lydia, Maxis, Carol, Brenda, Narjit, Cze-Yin
Lie Yuen and Li Shen
We had a two hour lunch break and we went to the very famous Murni in SS2.
Lydia and Lie Yuen
Camwhoring with fantastic effects from the sunlight.
Carol and Lydia
l-r: Mango Special, Maggi Goreng Tak Mau Lada Tak Mau Cili Tak Mau Pedas(Fail. Sangat pedas.)
When we went back to the university, UM’s dentistry dean spoke to us and invited us to visit the simulator labs where the 2nd year students are having classes.
They were making dentures!
Got some students to pose for us. So cute and messy la they all.:)
The dental technician who was conducting the classes there said that dentists have to be very good with their hands. With all my plasticine creations, I seem to be heading towards the right direction. 😀
We made friends with a second year dental student who explained to us about what he was doing. After we got friendlier, he asked, “So, have you started your tooth collection yet?” And we’re like, “HUH?”
Then he brings out a box of teeth.
We were a little weirded out but joked around and asked him to give some to us as souveniers lah. And you know what? He actually gave us a tooth each!!
Living giving candies to little kids. hehe.
UM is damn beautiful. If I had the..hahaha.. chance to study there, I’d definitely go.
On Friday evening, we went to Flaming Steamboat in Sunway. It was nice as 14 of us had steamboat together-gether! Pity many of us could not make it.
Or else it would’ve been another gargantuan fortnightly reunion(Some got bible study, some got coffeebean to work at, some are not in malaysia, some got Maxis to work for, some got AusEd to work for, some got flu to tend.).
By the way, Flaming Steamboat has a HUGE variety of food to choose from their buffet table. Drinks and ice cream also available at the buffet table.
We ate like pigs. RM16.60 per person! Good lah!
You have a choice of ching tong(clear soup) or tom yam soup.
She Dee and Chun Guan getting busy! One thing about steamboat is that they require alot of work.. and who likes to work when they are damn hungry?
Barry and E-Guy acting too cute.
See the amount of food? It’s seriously worth it! Go, Go, Go!!
l-r: Manda and I.
l-r: Marcus and Brendan.
L-r: Liss and Esther
l-r: Manda, Me, She Dee.
Yes, I know my cleavage is screaming, “HIIIi!!!! I’M HERE!! YoOohoO!!” Barry was the first to give blunt-as-usual comment about its existence. I reasoned with him, “They’ve not seen the light of day for quite a while in Kedah. Thought it’d be nice to let them have some sunlight once in awhile.” He nodded intellectually at my explanation.
l-r: Kwo Kuang, Chun Guan, Barry, Marcus, Brendan, Chun Meng, E-guy, Kevin.
A damn cute pic of E-Guy and Barry!
l-r: Liss, Me, Esther, Manda, Chien, She Dee.
L-r: Liss, Me, Esther
l-r: Chien, She Dee
L-r: Me, Chun Meng
Hahaha..this Kevin ar. We had to WAIT for him to finish camwhoring first then only he’ll help us to take a group picture. Sheesh.
top l-r: Chien, She Dee, Liss, Esther
bottom l-r: Amanda, Me
After dinner, we decided to surprise Mel at her workplace. The whole very bising 14 of us turned up at Coffeebean giving hugs all around. (Hsien met up with us there as well).
Despite my disgusting double chin, this picture still gets to go up! That’s because Mel looks nice here! See what a great best friend I am! By the way, doesn’t she look adorable in her Santa hat? She was forced to wear it. Hahhaha.
A long lost SU-ian. Koon Seng!
l-r: Hsien, Me, Liss
Amanda bought a ginger bread man because ‘it was so cute!’
A very nice photo of E-Guy and Mel.
A paiseh group photo. (because had to ask a stranger to take)
Amanda cradling her Ginger Bread
Mel was sad that she was not included in the previous group pic. So we reenacted the pose just for her.
Camwhoring with Esther. It’s been too long.
Pitying Mel for not being able to sit down and join us.
l-r: Liss and Esther
l-r: Esther,Mel, Sush.
l-r: Liss, Me.
Muka kesian-ning together-gether.
This is a cute photo of the guys waving their goodbyes when Esther and Hsien left.
Mel savouring a toffee!
Met up with Dennis, Joshua, Mel and Esther the following day for breakfast at Tanjung. It’s only with this combination of mad people that I can laugh until I get a good tummy workout.
l-r: Mel, Dennis
l-r: Me, Esther, Joshua.
Something Joshua said still gets me giggling until now.
He was telling us about his 13 year old brother(8 years younger than him!) and how the little brother is more happening than him when he was 13 years old himself. He seldom talks about his brother due to the age difference. But in recent years, he has been playing the matured korkor and brings his kid brother to the movies every now and then.
But the little boy is starting to get a life of his own.
One fine day, Joshua asked his brother, “Eh Andy, want to watch Chicken Little?”
Andy looked like he was having loads of difficulty trying to explain his situation to his brother. “Em, I’ve watched it with a friend(female friend somemore! ooo!) already..!”
Joshua was like, fine, fine. No problem. I think he said something like he bought the dvd after that or something.
Then when Harry Potter came out, Joshua tried again, “So, Andy, wanna go catch Harry Potter later?”
Poor Andy had the same look of difficulty on his face and said, “Erm, kor ar, I watched it with my friend already(same friend! eheehe!)….”
Poor Joshua had to download the movie after that. LOL. So kesian.
After breakfast, we headed over to pick Zhuo Yan and the poor guy did not know he was tagging along for shopping trip in Summit. Summit is almost like Sg. Wang, but not as nice. It still has a satisfying variety of things and really cheap as well too! It has got loads of stalls hence the name Air Con Pasar Malam.
l-r: Esther and Zhuo Yan.
See what I mean by cheap? I mean I know it looks damn lala. But it’s in lala shops that you have to slowly sift through and finally coming across a true gem. It’s all about luck!
Tie-tie pants only for RM10!! I bought a white one. But I think I am starting to regret it coz it resembles the pants that I was forced to wear for my maternal grandfather’s funeral.
A bag shop was having a clearance sale. All bags at 50% off!!
L-r: Zhuo Yan and Mel.
This Zhuo Yan damn annoying. Back in Summit, I was telling him about something in a rather animated manner and suddenly he stood really close to me and poked the pimple on my forehead. So pain!! Hahahahaha. Burst already somemore. Jolene’s pimple juice all over Zhuo Yan’s finger. Serves him right. This is him trying to disturb me again. Somemore when I am driving. Tsk, tsk.
But all in all it’s good to know that everybody can still communicate so well despite the distance we’ve had in the past few months.
Ooh! Here are some of my purchases from Summit!
RM5 feather earrings! It was at half price!
These were going at 50% off. The only pair left and it fit me perfectly. RM25.
I bought a bag from that clearance sale!! RM15 only some more!
Man, that’s a damn long post. I wonder how many of you managed to stay awake until the end.
Best news in a long time: Dad gave me the green light to get my own streamyx connection in the hostel. YAYY!!! My life will be back to normal!!