Batch 1’s Cheerleading Journey for ADSALympics 2010

I hope I will have the energy to blog about the rest of the ADSALympics events which just wouldn’t stop.

For those who are not from my university or my course, ADSALympics is an annual sporting event held by the AIMST Dental Students’ Association. It is basically a crazy week of non stop sports, reducing us to soggy tissues at the end of it all.

On Day 1 we had the long awaited Cheerleading event followed by the Basketball game on that very same day. Swimming, Dodgeball, Ping Pong, Badminton, Futsal, Amazing Race..all within the span of one week. On Monday would be track and javelin and on Tuesday, we hope to be done with the rest of the Dodgeball matches.

I never knew one human being could do much in such a short span of time. Ask any dental student (who contributed ahem ahem ahem clears throat) and they would raise one finger with the help of the other finger, supported by raising their knees slightly for a larger force…..just to show you that they are still alive.

Body Evolution (our local massage center located at our usual dinner spots) would be filled with BDS people over the next few days. I had my full body massage there a few days ago and if any of you saw ugly red spots on my right and left arm (bilateral ugly red spots), that’s because the china masseuse talked me into getting the hot cup treatment. Don’t know what is it lah, I thought she wanted to use the cow bone on me to ‘kuat sah’ and before I knew it, my flesh was being sucked into tiny bowls. I had a very turtle moment and it hurt like a mofo bitch. That’s why it is very important to send your children to chinese schools.

SO! Here’s a summary of our cheerleading preparations over the past few weeks. All these photos were up on facebook weeks ago but privatised to only my classmates as we did not want to show any of the juniors or lecturers what we had in store for them come ADSALympics Day 1! Our hard work really paid off with all the awesome comments we have been getting. For eight days of practice, I think we did pretty good. We got second place though Maxis wanted us to be number one! We are complacent people and it was more than we could have asked for! Full coverage on the Cheerleading event will be after this post. ๐Ÿ™‚ PROMISE.

Photos are below but do watch the video of Batch 1’s entire cheerleading journey thus far. PLEASE WATCH AH. I took such a long time to put it together.

Our first ever practice was held at the jetty in our housing area, BLM. Trivia: The jetty is rumoured to be haunted after 7pm.


The happy faces of the eager participants.


Ee Chean with our squad leader, Maxis. The girls from the other batches had a good laugh when they found out that our squad captain was a guy. I tell you, he is the best squad leader EVER. So determined, so focused.


HAHAHA my favourite photo of Chwan Horng which he hates. It’s like he was fantasizing about something.


Me loving Nien who was protecting my baby. My baby MBP contributed to the group’s cheearleading lessons. Then the monster behind us is negligible. No need to care about him.


Monster scared of paparazzi.


Touristy photo with the Merbok river which runs through our housing area, runs under the bridge which we take to uni everyday, runs all the way to the sea and bypasses the foothills of Gunung Jerai. I’m like studying at a fucking resort place. Ahhhhh.. but why don’t I appreciate it and hire some boat and explore?


Plenty of photo taking during our first practice because the sun was lovely.


Monster dribbles water from his chin seductively.


Got warm up session somemore..hahaha.


Showing you how it is done wtf


Sett abit lost the plot.


One of our first few attempts at hoisting up the flyers.


Zhu Zen has a fear of heights.


Maxis just climbs on top of anybody forgetting that he and whoever who was kesian enough to be the base weighed about the same.


Just trying a few positions to see which fits.


The humble beginnings of our female star. GO LIE YUEN!


Should see the video of Poh Yee screeching and screaming when she was climbing on top of Andy.


Ee Chean’s attempt at being a flyer.


Cze-Yin’s turn.


The boy bridge. Initially, Lie Yuen and Sock Nee were supposed to run across it together. I was also supposed to be on one end of the bridge as an extra boy, since there weren’t enough boys in the team and the only girl who had the physique (body mass) of a guy was me, so fml. Nothing has changed since kindergarten, as Lie Yuen reminded me. Sad flashbacks of wearing a tuxedo and twirling my classmate who was wearing a yellow dress, dancing to the song “Happy Together” at our kindergarten concert played in my head. Not enough boys back then too.


I love boys’ backsides.


The original fan members. Only remaining members towards the end was me and Narjit. ๐Ÿ˜€


LMAO at Cze-Yin. Why is she always so funny..*wipes tears from eyes*. It’s like her world has a totally different gravity pull.


Our mad squad leader trying out the vision in his head.


One of our star flyers too!


The two lightest ones in the group with the two strongest bases.


Everybody tried to give their own ideas.


As Andy said in cantonese, “Ngo dei Batch 1 mou mat yeh geh, hai cheh tor jek” (Us Batch 1 people don’t have much one, only got damn a lot of cars.) 37 students in my class, I think we have 33 cars.


For our second cheerleading practice, Maxis found a shady area near the first guard house at uni. It was a spot that most of us did not even know existed. Another reason to give my hat off to him.


L-r: Xin Yi, Poh Yee, Pei Zhi, Angela amidst the brown leaves.


Sock Nee so cute <3


Narjit and Socknee so cute <3


That’s right Joe, cheerleading in your formal clothes.


Housemates photo!!


Ah Thong trying out some moves.


Obligatory photo with the grass.


While I’m at it..


Monster Jimmy actually gives a very nice commentary in the Batch 1’s Cheerleading Journey video! He explains how he does his now famous jump that wowed the whole school. ๐Ÿ™‚ SO PROUD OF YOU MONSTA.


For the past few years as Lie Yuen’s sister, best friend, classmate, housemate, ex college classmate, KL kaki lang… I have always had a feeling that she used to cheerlead in high school but would always get scolded from her for getting my facts wrong. Seems that I was right all along. She does have natural cheerleading talents! Climbing up to the third layer..etc.. she can do it all lah.


Both hands have to raise at the same time so that the flyer will feel more stable.


Pure look of terror on Sock Nee’s face!


Narjit giving Cze-Yin a kiss.


Xin Yi the goddess with her humble followers bowing at her feet.


Chwan Horng tried to run away from me in case I snap another photo of him to frame him.


Zhu Zen’s japanese emoticon eyes. <3


Must teach Cze-Yin to stand like a woman.


Auditioning for flyers.


Looking for cheerleading videos to inspire the group.


Looking back at the photos, we really had a lot of fun practicing as a team. ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s almost like I’m in some huge campus in a foreign country where the ground is always clean and never muddy.


I love this picture of Sock Nee and me!


This would make an awesome Maxis Broadband advertisement. We were gathering around to watch the youtube video which we replicated with a few modifications.


Can see everyone’s shock expression. This is the part where the japanese boys did that crazy high jump which Jimmy successfully pulled off.


Practicing some cheerleading steps.


An accident happened.


CSI came to investigate.


Hopefully the dead leaves can help with the decomposing process.


At our third practice, we had it at Gemilang the futsal court. Maxis was taking this so seriously, he even printed out instructions for everyone. We were so proud of Maxis for taking so much initiative that we scolded each other if any of us forgot to take the paper home. LOL.


Practicing the dance for the first time.


Dinner after that third practice was at a rather high class chinese restaurant. But shared among so many people, it was only RM10 per person.


Sock Nee and her monster. I had to ร‚ย force him to open his eyes because he was spoiling all the previous photos.


Maxis and Yi Ting who is practically our classmate now.


L-r: Thong, Me, Zhu Zen and Nien.


L-r: Nien, Lie Yuen and Ee Chean.


After class, we gathered to start on the pompom making process. It was a futile session as the material used was not ideal. ๐Ÿ˜


I did ask them to smile properly!


We felt like a china factory.


Wah, Wuan Phing and Jaya dressed for the occasion.


Long story short, most of the pompoms were done by my grandmother, mum and me as I thought it would be better that I finish the pompoms since if a few people took it back to their respective hometowns during the holidays to complete, there would not be any form of standardization. So, I took one for the team!


George Washingthong.


The science student who is also a cheerleader. It is possible.


Ba di ya…dancing in september..~


Here comes the bride..


Trying out our skinny pompoms.


Wig test passed.


Bra test passed.


Warming up again. Very fake one la.


This was our second run through with the music. It was already our second last practice. Hahaha.


Trying to get the dance moves perfect.


Ah Thong poses for a squashed like a fly photo.


After our one week holiday, we rented a badminton court somewhere in town for our final rehearsal. It was also the first time we attempted that super dangerous three layer formation where Lie Yuen falls backwards to the waiting arms of the boys.


Lie Yuen falling. Sorry my camera sucks. ๐Ÿ™


This formation was also thought of super last minute. I think the actual performance was our second or third time going through the whole routine. *bows*


Pompoms are good to go!


The banner was done creatively by Ee Chia, Nien, Chwan Horng and a few others. I loved the glittery gold paint! We have a banner that rolls down from the top of the three layer formation. You can see that in the video! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Life Of An Online Blog Shop Owner

Blogshop owners in the Malaysian blogshopping scene are usually girls in their twenties (college/uni students or young working adults) who own a blog where they put up products to sell. Most choose to sell clothes, shoes, bags and accessories and some do handmade items as well. I ventured down a road less taken and found my calling in stickers. The Sticker Monster is two years old already. ๐Ÿ™‚ Time flies.

Honestly, the money is not consistent but it is a total enjoyment seeing all the colourful stickers that I manage to take in. It is just enough to pay the bills on a monthly basis but to go on holidays or to really make a living out of it? Of course not!!

However, some blogshops go on to become real online stores and they actually make enough to quit their full time jobs to focus on the business entirely!

Then there are times when a bazaar crops up and invites you to be part of it (The usual rates are RM70-80 but more sought after bazaar spots have a higher going rate). I don’t know about clothes lah but back in the glamourous days of Bijou Bazaar, a pioneer in the bazaar-online blogshop scene, stalls can make up to a thousand ringgit in one afternoon.

As for my stickers, the best I ever got was about RM500. The worst? LOL A profit of RM2! Sales was terrible and the rental was expensive. Walked around the other stalls and bought RM30+ worth of hairbands and thus the RM2 profit after sitting there for a whole afternoon.

So here is my recap of my bazaar experience at MOS Euphoria’s/A Shopaholic’s Den’s Too Hot 2 Handle:

The night before, I took out all my stickers from their respective plastic bags and arranged them properly in the box so I did not have to do this at the bazaar the next day.


Sensing the excitement in the air, Angel loves to be in the thick of things and decided to sit right in the middle of my sticker mess.

Whenever I am working on ร‚ย something, she will come and sit right in the middle. If it is soft, she will fall asleep on the pile.

Like how she did with my pompoms which I was working on the night before for my faculty’s sports week (held this week). Mel laughed so hard when I told her I was going to be a cheerleader.

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-____- So comfortable right?


She won’t get off no matter how many times I ask her to.


After awhile I decided to give her paperweight duties. She fell asleep and her paws were easily lifted up without rousing the sleeping dog. So one paw held down one stack of plastic bags from a certain supplier and the other paw did the same for another supplier’s stocks.

When that was done, I had to take out my dad’s tool box and find a spanner, learn how to use it and dismantle my mum’s metal clothes hanger. Rolled it out to the front door to make things easier in the morning. Asked mum for some crystal bowls for my display, packed the essentials like strings, markers, plastic bags among the usual sticker stuff.

As I had yet to finish with some sticker inventory work, I was up till almost 3.30am keying in codes and taking photographs with my eyeballs blurring with eye shit because sleep was much needed.

I surprised myself by waking up with exactly enough time to wash my hair, blow dry and have my full make up done. *pats self on the back* This would be the third time this year where I put on make-up. What is happening to me?! Too comfortable with my own face?! How can that be?!?

So hell basically starts after colouring my eyebrows (last make-up step). I drag the plastic bag containing my plastic bags for customers, record book, calculator, scissors, cellophane tape, strings, corkboard pins, disposable chopsticks and plasticine.

I start by trying my best to stuff the clothes rack in to the car with plenty of huffing and puffing and maneuvering, sweating under the slight morning drizzle. I then make countless trips by first putting my biggest sticker box in the boot, followed by my smaller sticker box (i usually have two more small sticker boxes but since I can fit everything into one big box and small box, I guess this is good news which means my stocks are actually dwindling!), then my big carry all with all the random crap a sticker stall could possibly need. Mum’s precious crystal bowls clinging in another bag, settled into the backseat. Kicked two nice heels into the backseat while I put on my 3 year old slippers to drive (and for the many trips up to the stall and down to the carpark).

Finally settled into the driver’s seat. Checked my make-up. Okay, still presentable.

Drove to the petrol station to pump petrol, bought my lunch for the day (coconut buns ftw and mineral water), took out some cash from the ATM. Just in case I saw something nice at the bazaar but I hardly had time to wander around.

Upon reaching Sunway Hotel, I had to make like a thousand trips from the carpark to Euphoria where the bazaar was held, lugging my million and one things. By the third round, I was a sweaty mess.

I looked in the mirror and a gunk of whitish stuff was accumulating on my upper lash line. It looked like eyelash glue applied directly onto my lashes but the problem was I did not even put my falsies on so this was beyond gross!! Melted eye concealer, sliding off my lids because of the sweat and then settling on my lashes!

But the show must go on.

I dragged my mum’s clothes hanger up the stairs and a fellow blogshop owner helped me hoist it up and had to wait for me when I went “oh fuck oh fuck, my eyeshadow just went into my eye” and had to stare at the ceiling and blink furiously for a few seconds. The kind stranger stood there waiting for awhile and then we continued our long tedious journey.

Throughout the arduous process, there were many other blog shop owners who were trudging up with their super big suitcases. Since they were selling clothes, they probably have it far worse than me. Sucks to be them!

After getting everything up to my store, it was time to open up my cloth trays (damn useful) and place the stickers accordingly. Epoxy stickers, furry stickers, big puffy stickers, bling stickers etc.

My display was a little different this time around!


I used my mum’s disposable chopsticks, stuck tiny colour papers on it with the stickers’ description and price on it, propped it onto a plasticine and there you have it! A sign with a stand!

My mum’s crystal bowl were used to keep my decoden stuff. Yeap, they finally arrived. Pictures up on the blog soon!


Nice right?!? So many girls came by to run their fingers through them. I hope interest means good. Damn supplier won’t let me take less than 100 pieces per design.


Clearing out the old stocks. I have plenty new stocks at home which I didn’t want to bring because then they would be distracted by the new ones and my old stock would be like old maids left on the shelf.


I feel so smart this time around. I bought two plastic corrugated er..plastic boards(?) in pink and blue. Stuck corkboard pins into it and hung the stickers all up.

When that was done, I could finally rest. I really wanted to walk around but didn’t because I did not have a friend with me this round. Previous unfortunate souls were such as my mum, Chee Kiang, Mel and Esther. Which is good also since I was not tempted to buy anything.

With the little bit of clothes I had on, I was shivering and tweeted, “Fucking cold in Euphoria!! Any blogshop selling jackets?!?” Too bad the event did not have a hashtag or it would have been awesome communicating with the other sellers.

I saw a few familiar faces like Leeza from Tasty Cherry Chapstick and Jeremy from My Favouritees. Grace from Lush Serendipity is also a familiar face but it was only this round that we got acquainted. Tiffany from Soak Republic was talking to me at my car…..and I really forgot if we have met or not. :(:( I AM HORRIBLE LIKE THIS. :(:(:( So I saw her earring carousels and I stupidly asked (to make conversation), “Oh…..you sell accessories!” She gave me an ‘are you kidding me’ look, “I am from Soak Republic la!!”

:(:( I only dealt with Pei Shan (extra remember her because of the same chinese name) before when I reviewed some of their products and only saw Tiffany at previous bazaars. :(:( My bad. Awesome stuff..too gorgeous. I lost one bracelet during a drunken night out though. ๐Ÿ™

Tiffany wasn’t the first victim of my lousiness in remembering people. ๐Ÿ™ It is not that I don’t care for the people that I meet, but I just have such terrible memory! ๐Ÿ™

Quite a few people walked pass my booth or stopped and said, “HI Jolene!!” and I waved back, “Hi!!! How have you been?” without a clue who they are. ๐Ÿ™

As for old school friends, there were too many that came by my booth! They didn’t even know I would be there that day! The first would be Evelyn who was my senior from school, Chung Lern and his girlfriend Stephanie (whom I bumped into at Daiso Curve exactly a week ago), Kok Ben, Sze May (a junior whom I didn’t recognize because of her funky hair cut. Had to ask her, “Sorry you are?” Malu sial……she was one of the faithful Interact Club juniors), Pui Mun and college friend Matt Ho plus primary school classmate Wayne Adam!!

Bloggers friends too, the usual Kelli, Hsu Jen, Nigel and David who are usually there at every bazaar that I am at! Plus Jess whom I was supposed to send stickers too! Arghh! If only I brought it along, I could have passed it to her. Vivien, Ginny and Natalie were there too!


With Cze-Yin who came with almost her entire family.

And Cze-yin not counted as “wah such a coincidence ah!” because I asked her to come if she was free to teman me jaga stall. She just came to shop and sit with me for awhile. LOL.

There were also a few who came up to me and told me that they read my blog. Some had to pick up my namecard and say, “OHhhh I read your blog.” Hahaha, not instant recognition, but still good enough! So touched! :)) Thank you my silent readers!


With Kelli!


Trying to get a wider shot of my stall.


<3


With the RM19 shawl I bought from the blogshop opposite mine. I’m holding up the Swarovski grade crystals which I just received from my suppliers. SO LOVE…!!!

Here’s the only photo of the rest of the bazaar. Apparently there was a long line at the entrance waiting to get in! Didn’t expect the bazaar to be this hot!


My decoden pieces!! Cute right?:)


With Hsu Jen.


Chung Lern and Stephanie.


Yien Yee, the smart girl who runs A Shopaholic’s Den. She was pretty much the bazaar’s organizer though it is an event under Euphoria.


With Wayne and Matt who happen to be colleagues now!! What a small world. ๐Ÿ™‚ One was my class monitor in standard one who threatened to write my name if I spoke another word when the teacher was not in and the other I met in college when I did the make-up for the cast members of a play by the Taylor’s College Society of Performing Arts.

After repeatedly explaining the joys of decoden and bling bling stickers to all who stopped by to oooh and aaaah, it was finally time to go home at 6pm. Since I was all alone, I had to AGAIN make the countless trip up and down.

If my day at the bazaar with all those familiar faces walking by wasn’t enough to make me feel that Subang is a really small place, Justin and Ada were in the car opposite mine. Can’t run away from familiar faces. ๐Ÿ™‚

Seeing me struggle with my boxes, one of the waiters helped me to carry it all down to my car. “I help you because I like you! You know my name or not?” he said. I was like, “Okaaay…….” but still have to give tips lah. Coz cannot assume people think you’re a lenglui and just play the lady in distress card right?

So I played the lady in distress who will still give him RM5 tips anyway. He took it immediately. Right then…:\

Compliments and help were much appreciated anyway.

Finally back in my car at about 7.15pm with my freebra sliding off my chest due to sweat (yes I know I am the most disgusting girl in the world but such is life) so the bra sat next to me in the passenger seat as I made my way home.

The end.

The International Dahlings Weekend In KL

New Updates on The Sticker Monster!


In A World Of Blings!
Pearls To Love!
Extra Large Bling Sheets In Your Favourite Colours…
Bling Strip Tease!
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It says a lot now that for a simple outing involving a stay over and a night out on the dance floor had to be planned out so many months in advance!ร‚ย 

For years, the girls, otherwise affectionately known as The Dahlings have wanted to go away somewhere together. What was supposed to be Mel’s hen’s night dwindled down to a night full of girly fun because she said it was too early for a hen’s night. So maybe round 2 in 2011! From overseas trips, we cut down the plan to local holidays to fit budget and schedules and to further fit schedules, we just thought, “Haiyah, have a sleep over at one of the hotels in KL only lah!”ร‚ย 

I’m still looking forward to the day where we can truly go on a holiday, just us girls! ร‚ย 

The day started off with some famous wan tan mee at a coffee shop in SS14 but I opted for pan mee instead. Pan mee is my latest craze! Have you heard of Jojo Pan Mee in SS15? It’s the best! I think there are other branches but I am not sure where.


Sush and her wantan mee kon lou.


With Min Dee whom I have not seen in eons! (but who I have seen quite a few times since as she is finally done with her course in Australia but will be heading to Hong Kong to work in a few months’ time)


Mun Teng enjoying her wan tan mee without bothering to strike a pose for me.


With a slightly opened mouth (damn fake lo) trying to pretend that this is a fun girl day out. I mean it was, but it was still the beginning and it wasn’t like I was in mid-squeal or something. Oh well, but it does paint a picture of fun!


Alright, I managed to get everyone to hold still.ร‚ย 
back l-r: Min Dee, Esther, Mel, Sush
Front l-r: Mun Teng, Meร‚ย 


Oh look!! Chee Wen and Jimmy on the AIMST billboard. The billboard is all over the North South highway as well!ร‚ย 


We stayed at the Concorde and here I was, soaking up the christmas decoration and the sunlight while Mel checks in.


Gigantic beautiful christmas tree!ร‚ย 


I think we found a mistletoe on the tree or something.


Couldn’t leave Min Dee out as well!


Esther welcomes you to the Dahlings Headquarter (our room).


Mel was freaked out by the amount of accessories I bought. Hey, I couldn’t decide, alright?


Mun Teng and I took to the bathroom to check out the bathtub.


And did a little more than that.


Sorry Mel!


Later Mun Teng’s eyes grow pustule.ร‚ย 


Min Dee comes out of the closet. Hehe.


We have a nice little spot in the huge bathroom where we congregated for a make-up session that night before heading out to Zouk, which was just a 10 minutes walk away!


Sush makes the best afternoon snacks.


We were trying to replicate the Langkawi Bed Photos! I’d put up a link but I’m too lazy to find the post. It was back in 2004 where we went to Langkawi for the last time.


Our supposedly wild and sexy poses. I was in the midst of swishing my hair.


At the end of a broadway musical pose.


At the end of a Las Vegas show pose.


The crumpled bed. Tim and Aud once came into Chee Kiang and my hotel room during the Nuffnang Vpost Christmas party thing, saw the crumpled sheets and giggled and whispered to each other, “They all also.” Where got, we all so innocent one okay!


Misai Mel.


Hahaha Josama Bin Laiden.


We then changed into something more comfortable before heading down to the pool! Oh! And Abby has arrived as well.


Only Mun Teng can muster that pout.


Such a pro.


Mun Teng’s perfect pink water bottle, Esther’s present to me – a tiny tampon canister and a long slender glass with I don’t know what kind of flowers.ร‚ย 


Our token future tai tai at practice again.lร‚ย 


A cute photo of Abby adjusting the cameras with the girls behindร‚ย stiflingร‚ย their yawns.


Nice pyramid shape!


All of us had sunnies to wear except for Liss who made do with her hands.


All legs!


We all had the masquerade look going on while Mel has the batman face she remembers from her kindergarten days.


A kooky one.


Just one more – at least an organized one.ร‚ย 


One last slutty one before we decided that enough was enough and went down to the pool.


All eight girls crammed into the elevator, saw a mirror and proved to be true camwhore professional.


Like we’re in a reality tv show or something.


Mel’s got the rising from the water pose down pat.


No obvious full frontal monokini shot of me coz quite shy and indecent. But not like you want also right! Haha. Later your eyes burn ah.ร‚ย 


Thankfully it wasn’t that big a splash or not shy only.


Abby and Liss.


Getting some underwater hugs from Mun Teng.


Where there is a camera the girlsl will flock to it! Sort of like those carps application on phones which follow your finger pressure.


Mun Teng and I in a very very wrong angle.


Esther’s artistic shot of us girls and our heads. It was damn tiring as we were practically doing chin-ups while trying to lift ourselves out of the water.


One of her with our hotel.


This is what happens when you leave your camera with Esther.


Like I said.. carps. ๐Ÿ˜›


I had to have one too! I think I don’t have photos of myself these days. Mojo dying and all that.ร‚ย 


The girls spelling out LOVE from the water.


And when you do alphabets with your hands, you’ll definitely do YMCA as well.


I know I look kind of bald in this picture.


Mun Teng’s aqua pancute.


While waiting for six other girls to get ready, Min Dee and I camwhored with our ‘light make up’. Dinner was simple, only KFC at KLCC.


HAHAHAHHA funniest picture. Min Dee and Sush are so professional until they can fit themselves into our camwhoring picture.


Mel and her fish lips.


Them working ladies.. girls’ night out also must use their blackberries.


Esther and I with our movie still moment. ๐Ÿ™‚


This picture was to disgust Chien out. She’s all the way in Australia missing out on all this. Along with Amanda and She Dee who were also not in the country. ๐Ÿ™


Damn salah photo. I hope nobody clicks “Save As” and looks at this picture from time to time.ร‚ย 


Only Mun Teng is capable of the super cute and super kesian face.


Still trying to get in on the action but I was actually trying to snap Mel and Min Dee’s finger lickin’ good moment.


Chicken Chic.


After dinner, it was time for a more elaborate make up session.


Sush and Mel looking gorgeous!


Oh and Min Dee too!


Esther and I making full use of my 120 colours palette.ร‚ย 


Nothing more fun than having a good ol’ bonding session with your besties and sharing make up. (don’t scream, Chien, we didn’t share everything)


Mun Teng the life saver with her Baby Liss curler.ร‚ย 


I have not dared take the plunge yet. This was when my hair was still damn long. I had it cut in late January and it feels SO light now! When it gets long again, then I’ll go get it curled.


Mel starts the in-house jiggy session.


Love love love this picture of Min Dee perfecting her bob!ร‚ย 


A bimbo pose to set the mood. We brought our own bottles to get a little head start so as you can see, I was coated in nice tint of red already. Or was it my blush? Who knows.


Mel’s awesome red leopard print satin dress.


Min Dee and her sly smile..


Mel and her seductive smile..


The girls in white! Min Dee had only just bought that dress about an hour ago from Top Shop.ร‚ย 


Poor Esther had to be the photographer.ร‚ย 


Apparently one of their dance moves. Heh.


If you think Mun Teng has a wide range of pan cute expressions, Mel’s got her own set too.


I’m giving the “Such is life” pose. It’s sort of our “wtf” or “fml” which basically means “So what can you do?” This is Mel poking my cleavage and me going such is life.ร‚ย 


Abby dear and me and my distracting purple hair tie.


Liss, Abby and myself in a chokehold.


Abby and Mel trying out all new poses.


Another bed photo when we are all glammed up!ร‚ย 


Copying each other’s dance moves!


You can see I was really into it.


My idea of a provocative pose. May differ from society’s.ร‚ย 


Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance was blasting from the room’s stereo we were surprised that the hotel management did not kick us out.ร‚ย 


We had our own little dance floor before taking on the real thing.


The girls calmed down for awhile for another photo.


Showcasing what each and everyone of us was wearing to the club that night. Mel’s leopard print dress.


My slinky trival motive dress and a bracelet which I have already lost. ๐Ÿ™


Esther in her chic black outfit.


Min Dee in her aforementioned new white dress from top shop. With her height and the length of that dress, it was such a great combination.


Sush in a sweet soft cotton top and a light pink skirt.


Abby’s little black dress.


Liss and her bright blue top!

Oh no! I realize I didn’t take a picture of Mun Teng’s outfit. ๐Ÿ™ Sorry MT!ร‚ย 


One obligatory one with the room mirror.


Sigh, the visibility of a double chin is my sacrifice for my friends so that they look good and can all fit into the picture. Liss proved her blurness once again when she didn’t know who did the far left profile belonged to. It was her own face.ร‚ย 


We were there rather early, as you can see.


Sush and Min Dee getting our drinks for us.ร‚ย 


Mel was getting a little pink too. I like the slight redness on my own face. If only I knew how to apply blusher like that.ร‚ย 


My head is life half the size of their bodies.ร‚ย 


Mel showing off her gorgeous bag she bought from a Barbie flagship store in Shanghai.


Me staring at my RM19 bling bling bag from Sg. Wang.


With Sush and Min Dee.ร‚ย 


“Let’s go to Velvet now!”ร‚ย 


Esther’s turn to get a little pink.


Kissy pic from Sush and me.


At this point I was a little bit too happy. Some random guy took this photo for us and while he was still holding on to my camera I turned to the girls and said loudly, “He is really cute!”


Liss and I. More like restraining me from dancing alone on the dancefloor, which was empty.


With all our busy schedules, it is indeed rare to just come together and have tremendous fun. I’m the only one still in uni save for that future Dr. Ang Su-Chien dwelling in Australia, so you can imagine lah. Trying to organize a short holiday is pretty much a nightmare as there is no such thing as school holidays anymore.


As the night wore on, almost everyone was trying to swat me away.


Totally getting the pan cute expression wrong.


Mel and Mun Teng adoring each other.


I seriously don’t know why I took this photo.


Pretty disco balls hanging from the ceiling!ร‚ย 


Everyone was in the mood already.


Mun Teng and her abuchak pose.


Right then, so I wasn’t the only one dancing anymore.


Camwhoring while walking over to Velvet.ร‚ย 


Bumped into David who was there with…. I’m thinking Amber Chia, Alex Yoong et all? ๐Ÿ˜› I think lah. Can’t remember (anything). Haha.ร‚ย 


The rest of the gang were celebrating Marcus’ 23rd birthday at Velvet.


Myself and the birthday boy.ร‚ย 


Sparklers on top of the Moet case.


Hello Hui Shan!


It was quite a big crowd that night!


I’ve always heard of Moet but have never seen it, and not in this size too!


Liss getting some love from Mun Teng. MT seems to have a lot of love to give out.


The birthday boy told me something really funny a few weeks after that. I have this problem where after a certain amount of alcohol, I become a crybaby drunk. Simple things can trigger the tears. Very very very simple. Too embarrassing to say but at that point in time it seemed as if it was the saddest thing on ร‚ย ever. So there I was sitting on one of the sofas alone sobbing my heart out (thank god the make-up was still intact!) thinking no one saw me since it was so dark. But little did I know that everyone saw me and you know la guys damn scared one when they see a crying girl.ร‚ย 

So Marcus came with his champagne glass wanting to clink glasses, “Heyyyyy – *sees me crying and immediately U-turns*” ร‚ย The boys told Mel and Esther, “Uh, Jolene’s crying” and they were like, “Haiya always like that one. No need to care.” Yeah really no need to care one. Hahaha. Just my stupid weird self.


Me and a Moet.


Yum seng to the birthday boy!ร‚ย 


Another photo that I love so much!!ร‚ย 


Customary forcing drinks into the birthday boy.


The birthday boy gets the girls.


With E-Guy!ร‚ย 


And Krystle!


And Afiq!


Can see my eyes a little bit swollen? Haha, luckily the mascara, eyeliner etc were still intact.ร‚ย 


Seriously don’t know what I was doing. Hahaha. -__-


Another one with E-Guy.


I think this was after we sang a birthday song for Marcus and he felt shy.


Mun Teng was sad because the club closed at 3am.


Making Marcus finish the remnant of the drinks.


Was happy after that.


Walking back to our hotel.


Mastering the damn sad face together.


Buffet breakfast the next morning with a bunch of really fresh looking girls.


Wish I could say the same about myself.


We decided to end the awesome weekend with a trip to Zouk Spa (go Zouk Club then go Zouk Spa) for a massage. Was about RM50 for an hour, full body. Not too bad! I think the skills of the masseuses there are pretty good.


All five of us had a room to ourselves! The missing ones were downstairs having a leg massage instead.ร‚ย 


One happy photo before we left.ร‚ย 


I look like a monkey here, but don’t agree lah okay.ร‚ย 

Till the next girly weekend getaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

AIMST Third Annual Dental Dinner

Oooh, new updates on The Sticker Monster!!

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With my current one week holiday in NUS enjoying the super fast internet connection here, I’ve been putting in a lot of backlogged photos into drafts so yeah, my blog is catching up quite a bit with my life!

The dental dinner was very much anticipated by the first batch of dental students here at AIMST.

Read about the 2008 and 2007 dental dinner here!

It being our last, most of us were having a hard time trying to decide what to wear. For myself, I knew that I needed something long. Of course must be something with a plunging neckline too, hehe. That’s just the way I roll contrary to what my mother thinks. It’s a nice present.

I just wanted opposite of everything that I’ve ever had. No more letting my hair down or even dresses that ends above the knees. I don’t know if I made any fashion boo boos lah, but oh wells, variety in life bla bla bla. Clutch a little bit unavoidable since most clutches looks the same. Sometimes it gets a little bit annoying because formal wear fashion has only so many varieties but still, definitely much better than being a guy.

I did contemplate on treating myself to a mani and padi but Jolene The Nail Artist from 2003 finally emerged from the depths of my many personas and said, “For fucks meh pay so much,” so I decided to do it myself. Since Jolene The Sticker Monster (another one of my many personas) has quite a lot of nail bling blings, I, Jolene The Poor Dental Student (obligatory persona to provide for a better future for my family – current and future. Current because I must maintain poor dental student status so that my dad doesn’t kill me when I tell him that my bank account is high and dry before the month is up and future because dentists usually can put their kids through university) shall make use of this fact. I think most of you might be lost at this point. It’s okay, read again.

Oh before I go on to the pictures, here are full length photos of me from all three years:

2007:

Don’t have full length=( but it ends around the knees, and yes, this is the same dress I wore to the Nuffnang Blog Awards.

2008:

I like my hair the most here.

2009:

Most favourite neckline. Hair, hmm.


Faster say nice!


I think you should look at it again.


This is also a promotional gimmick to get my customers to have faith in Preciosa crystals which is just as shiny, if not more shiny than Swarovski crystals. It’s like an equally good crystal brand lah, that I got duped into selling. I thought I was buying Swarovski. ๐Ÿ™ But it’s okay, turns out that some customers are quite pro when it comes to crystals and some of them love Preciosa! Yay!


Tiny gold beads usually used in nail art. I’m selling also! RM3.50! Go see this link for my nail bling blings!


Cze-Yin and I went to get our hair done without Lie Yuen because she was at home with one of her many personas too. To name a few, she has Lie Yuen The Self Hair Stylist Persona (whom she was at home with), Lie Yuen The Comic Doodler Persona, Lie Yuen the Otaku persona, Lie Yuen the Dog Lover persona, Lie Yuen the Lomo Crazy Photographer and so on. There are many people living in our house. Multiples of three.


Sorry yeah, I worked quite long on it so must show you again. I stuck each bead on one by one!


Sick of seeing me photographing my nails, Cze-Yin wanted in on it as well.


Wahh..so sparkly! Preciosa crystals FTW!


She didn’t like her curls though and came home to get Lie Yuen to rectify it for her.


Ee Chean and Chwan Horng were there with us getting their hair done as well. We booked the slots a whole month in advance, damn kiasu right?


This is what they were doing before they put everything up. What I wanted was a high bun but they didn’t quite give me that. Don’t know why the bun didn’t hold up well.


Housemates in Lie Yuen’s room with her purple mirror that has been with her since Year 1.


As you can see, her purple mirror is rather portable. She also has very good taste when it comes to decorating.


Outside our house were two handsome boys and one beautiful girl who eventually won best dressed for her exquisite qipao.


Getting a bit emotional. We wanted a picture in our dresses as housemates right outside our house. Something to look back on in the years to come, don’t you think? The rusty gate, the tiny patch of vegetables planted by the next door popo and the brochure-strewn porch, sigh. Only 5 more months now before we say byebye. If I don’t study hard, maybe I will have to stay there alone for another year. ๐Ÿ™ Boo.


Designated driver for the night. But Lie Yuen took over after clubbing that night because you know why lah hah.


As Poh Yee was one of the earliest to arrive, with her standing around the reception area, many people taught that it was a wedding and that they were at the wrong place!
L-r: Poh Yee in her white gown, Pei Zhi, Brenda, Xin Yi, Myself, Sock Nee, Cze-Yin, Narjit, Lie Yuen and Angela.


Brenda in a black halter dress that swept the floor together with me.


L-r: Chwan Horng, Ee Chean, Chee Wen and Joe. I’m not sure if Joe was nominated, but Chee Wen took home best dressed for that night. I know everyone was in a suit *rolls eyes* but Chee Wen’s one had a really good cut!


Poh Yee and Cze-Yin posing together since they both wore white.


Poh Yee with the beige Zhu Zen.


As you can see, we could not stop taking photos. Pretty soon I am going to run out of captions already.


L-r: Magesh, Praveena and Bala. The two boys have rather good taste when it comes to clothings! I think they should have been nominated for Best Dressed Male.


L-r: Samuel, Charis, Ghayatri, Myself.

I love Charis’ dress!! All that bling bling on the boobs! <3 Classy!


Batch 1 girls SS-ing again. Different angles mah, sorry la.


We wanted to take colour coded photos but I think we got distracted half way. So here are a few anyway.


With Professor Comfort and Dr. Robinson, who have been with us through thick and thin since the beginning of the BDS course!


Chwan Horng ambil kesempatan.


L-r: Charis, Shing Hui, Gillian (who was nominated for Best Dressed Female), Ei Leng, Gabriel, Phebe and …um, someone help me! Sorry I forgot your name..:((( though I see you in the locker room everyday :((((((((((

I love Phebe’s dress!! It is so different!


Myself and the handsome CY!


Ahhh…my two lovely juniors Sabrina and Gerviene who made the exam season more bearable by responding to my crap on facebook. Thanks babes! <3


L-r: Aimee, Sabrina, Myself and Gerviene. Had to have one with the reception counter!


I thought the Batch 3 boys looked rather dashing so I positioned myself right in the middle.
L-r: Navin, Phillip, Kenneth, Me, Aik Munn, Chew Weng (whom I always mix up with Wah Seng) and Chin Kai. Chin Kai was the emcee for that night and I think he did a fantastic job playing the Ah Beng stereotype. It’s not like he overdid it, you can see that plenty of his own personality was up there on stage with him!


One of the few solo photos of myself. ๐Ÿ™ It was a sad night for me as my second SD card fucked up on me. It made weird lines across the photos, with grey areas etc etc. Some photos were lost and some of the more kooky ones were the affected ones. So much sadness in this world. ๐Ÿ™


One more with the entire reception area.


Just realized that Pei Zhi and I have similar clutches. Eh actually almost all of us had white-silver clutches! LOL. Batch 1 dentistry girls and their similar tastes, tsk tsk.


Josiah and myself.


Xin Yi was nominated for Best Dressed Female too! Love the slightly bondage style but in such a happy colour.


Jamie and Brenda – The GIrls in Black.


I love Sock Nee’s choice! The blue really stands out and also adds to the many colours when we stand together. Thank you for bringing a piece of rainbow to our class photos, Sock Nee.:)


Zhu Zen and myself. Who was the photographer? So lousy wan!


A few of the girls with Dr. Niekla (in black) and her daughter (in white).


Nien and I before entering the hall. Nien bought her toga dress from UK when she was there for her year end holidays! You have to touch the material.. so beautifully thick!


Props to Ei Leng for her gorgeous style. Firstly, love the design as it really shows off her curves, love the colour and the fascinator? WIN! Why? The black dots were garnished with blings from The Sticker Monster. <3 Totally adds to the glamour.


It’s people like Sock Nee and Ei Leng who brighten up an otherwise sea of blacks. Not that most of the girl wore blacks, but dare to go against convention!


See how awesome Sock Nee’s blue goes with Gerviene’s red as well?


One with Gerviene.


Batch 2 girls posing and I pull a paparazzi at the side. Don’t you just adore Carmen’s dress? (far left) I have one of her posing for me but as fate would have it, it HAD to be one of the spoiled photos. BAH.


L-r: Me, Narjit, Janice, Kaixuan.


Myself and my other damn funny junior, Jennifer! I thought your outfit was so Princess Jasmine. The slinky cloth, the hair, the make-up, the bustier (?), the sash, the works! And apparently people said I looked like The Queen as my choice of outfit was rather regal. So…we were royalties that night!


The folks at my table. For three years in a row now.
Up l-r: Cze-Yin, Nien, Ah Thong, Myself, Ee Chean
Bottom l-r: Brenda, Poh Yee, Lie Yuen, Zhu Zen, Chwan Horng.


Half the class with our beloved dean, Prof. Smales.


The other table.
top l-r: Xin Yi, Pei Zhi, Zhu Zen, Brenda, Lie Yuen, Pih Yee, Nien, Sock Nee, Myself
bottom l-r: Angela, Sett, Joe, Maxis, Chwan Horng (why close eyes!), Ah Thong and Jimmy.


All of us were fussing over Dr. Brindha and Dr. Karthik’s baby boy, Darshan! And don’t you just love Dr. Brindha’s blue sari??? I could lose myself staring forever into this shade of blue.


L-r: Brenda, Nien, Dr. Karthik, Narjit with Darshan, Dr. Brindha, Cze-Yin and Jamie.


So so so so so cute!!!!!! He has so much wisdom in his little baby face.


So the opening act was by a bunch of hot chicks from Batch 5. I don’t know their names. ๐Ÿ™ I hardly know anybody from Batch 5. It is always the case for any Year 1 dental student.


Playing with Sett’s brother-in-law’s DSLR. ๐Ÿ˜›


The VIP table looks on intently.


The hot chicks at my table.


Like how they say it in the magazines and newspapers when they photograph celebrities and politicians: Jolene and Nien share a light moment.


The dinner was also to introduce the new AIMST Dental Students’ Association Committee 09/10. I’m finally done with secretarial work. *dusts hands*


The committee strikes a post for the camera.


Oh cute little ballot holders for the Dental King and Queen and best dressed candidates.


Deniece wows the entire school with her sizzling belly dance moves. She jiggles in sections!! Too amazing.


Myself and Janice.


Steven and I! Steven’s one of the few international students we have in dentistry. He is from Seychelles Island! So cool right! He was telling me that the people in his country speak French.


This is our other international student, Nadia who is from Kenya and is now in the third batch! I think we have another one or two international students. There’s even one international student from China in the first year.


This is Ke Ke, my Batch 4 junior.


Yii Ping is one of the few girls on campus who can work the electric guitar.


The three person band doing their thang.


SEI KAM MOU. Here’s Jimmy practicing his skills with a DSLR. He would soon get a DSLR a week after dental dinner.


The clever system they derived for the voting process. Each label comes with a slit, so you pretty much can understand, I don’t have to come up with words to describe the process.


Melvin the ADSA president squatting and digging some food from his buccal sulcus with his tongue. Hehehe. This photo made many laugh on Facebook.


The ever hyper Batch 4 girls did a dance that brought many of us back to the 90s, early noughties. N’Sync’s Bye Bye Bye and Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time to name a few.


Old ladies like me appreciate songs from the 90s.


Dr. Niekla belts out Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love Of All. Dr. Niekla can SING! Not only is she a brilliant pediatric dentist, she had an album and everything when she was in high school and quit the singing business to pursue her dentistry studies. My lecturer was a pop star back in Indonesia!! I can’t get over it, it’s just too awesome.


It has been a tradition for the Batch 1 to put up a video and this year, Jimmy came up with the idea to make a parody of this funny Thai commercial about exaggeration over the simplest things.

Here’s the video:


Ah Thong laughs at himself on the screen. I’m getting some Oscar/Golden Globes vibes here. Heh, like they are all dressed to the nines like how they are in the awards as they watch snippets of their award winning performances.


After the video was the part where a couple of students from each batch were sent up on stage to compete for the Dental King and Dental Queen title. The winner was Khim Yik from Batch 3 and Stephanie who is from Batch 2! This is Khim Yik’s second win! He first won the title when he was in Year 1!


The two reps from my class are Narjit and Joe.


This is Khim Yik!


This is Xin Le and Shanmugam from Batch 4. The couples were asked to act out a situation on the spot and I think these two did quite a good job!


A dance by Batch 2!


Batch 2’s drama was damn cute lah. The red cloth is the gingiva and those white stuff are of course teeth. It’s a story about a few teeth in the mouth of a boy. Whoever who was doing the voiceover (I think Carmen was one of them) did such an amazing job!


Then you have the bad guys, who are none other than evil S. Mutans. Streptococcus Mutans is the commonest bacteria which contributes to tooth decay, so of course all the dental students roared with laughter. So geeky of us! ๐Ÿ™‚


Myself and Melvin while I was on the way to the toilet.


Wouldn’t be able to forgive myself I didn’t get one with the mirror.


Sigh, the sadness starts here. I have a few nice pictures on my own with awesome poses on the stairs, at the table etc. But it was all damaged by some stupid fucked up glitch with my SD card. I have digital camera phobia now. ๐Ÿ™ I never want to lose photos again, ever. And it had to happen with the pictures of my last dental dinner ever.


At least this one is still here. I’m going to have to ask you to excuse the chunk of an arm.


Crowning Dr. George as the best dressed lecturer.


And for the last time….Zephyr.


Zephyr is a band formed by my classmates and in their heydays (a time when they were less occupied with clinics and the likes) they actually played in places like Halo Cafe and were quite well known around campus.


If our schedule doesn’t free up and what with us finishing the course soon, this was their last performance.


Ah Thong and me! His tie quite different right!


Carmen and myself! Carmen was Chee Kiang’s senior (by one semester only) at IMU when he was there doing pharmacy for 6 months. And then she too left IMU to become my junior here. Hehe. Another transferred coursemate of Chee Kiang’s is Philip who used to be Chee Kiang’s junior when they did A-levels together in Singapore. He then pursued dentistry here as my Batch 3 junior.


Soo Huan, who won best dressed with her beautiful qipao.


l-r: Vivian, Me, Zhu Zen, Poh yee, Kaixuan, Soo Huan and Sylvia.


Brenda and I with Dr. Sonu, our pediatric dentistry lecturer.


Yii Ping and I. She’s got such a gorgeous smile!


Zephyr’s adoring fans.


Chwan Horng and I.


Narjit and me.


Oooh sexiness. (not me lah)
l-r: Deniece, Jeanette, Me


San leong.


Jamie and Me. Nice lace!!


Me and my darling housemate! Nice right the swirly thing she did to her eyes?


A more decent one of Lie Yuen and I.


By far the sweetest couple in BDS (the rest also very sweet..but the guys must take a leaf out of David’s book okay!) This is Kimra and David who have been together since their first year. They are now in third year already. Like most couples here in dentistry, they are always together. A particular sweet moment was during the futsal ADSALympics event. Someone kicked the ball and it hit Kimra on the head with a loud smack. David left the court and immediately rushed to her side and rubbed her head. SO SWEET RIGHT. It was by far the most exciting part of the game for me. *guy sports bore me*


Eh, another photo with Bala and Praveena!


Wilander and me!


Wah Seng and me!


Wah smexxy Peta and me. So onz your dress! I love it!


Oooh, this was a spoilt photo as well. ๐Ÿ™ But luckily the important parts of the photo was still good. So here it is, looking like some sidebar image link! Jacqueline and I were excited that we both had bling bling eyelashes.


The sides of myself and Jacqueline.


L-r: Encik Mansor, Encik Yahya, Myself, Lishen and Encik Abdullah. They are our dental technology lecturers.


Ei Leng and her gorgeous fascinator again! Courtesy of The Sticker Monster! (tak habis-habis promoting) ;P


L-r: Jeeva, Venga and me.


Sett and me. What’s with the thumbs up?


Jimmy and Brenda. I had one with Jimmy too but it was one of the spoilt photos, sigh.


I like this one of Andy and Lie Yuen!


And this one of Poh Yee with our guy classmates!! Regret that I didn’t have one like that!!! Why didn’t I think of it!


Before everyone made their way home, we tried to gather all the classmates for a photo together. However, Cze-Yin and Andy were missing from the photo.


So I made this! Jimmy and I have an on-going bet that anyone who can make the most realistic complete class photo will be able to laugh at the loser who will have to eat a ball of ZOE. (ZOE is the material used to fill the tooth temporarily and the material is dough-like) I’m still procrastinating my entry as he did a pretty damn good job. LOL. Let him wait lah till he forgets about it.


Room service!


Was driving out of the carpark when I saw Jimmy lying on the stairs. Somehow he looks like a dwarf with the optical illusion.


After the dental dinner and it being our last, many of us made our way over to Mois. It was fun because people from different batches came along. The crowd was huge! About a quarter of the club were taken up by dentistry students and some of us called our friends from other courses along. So basically Mois was filled with AIMST students that night.


Sock Nee looking so adorable here.


A few drinks before everybody warmed up.


Me and my sweaty face and my chewing gum.


If you think Chee Wen looks red here, this is nothing.


WHAT’S WRONG WITH MY CAMWHORING SKILLS!


This looks like a really nice movie poster. With Bala smiling in orange and Sett smiling knowingly at him! It’s another one of my distorted photos. ๐Ÿ™


A clearer one of the two of them.


The girls looking happy.


Wah Adrian is SO feeling it.


L-r: Adrian (needs a tissue!), Aimee and Aik Munn.


l-r: Stephanie, Charis and CY.


SCARY RIGHT!! It’s like he used red paint on his face.


Poh Yee and her bling bling dress.


Andy declines a drink.


l-r: Pei Zhi, Xin Yi and Poh Yee.


Here’s a clearer view of Poh Yee’s super bling red dress.


Whatever is in the jar looks kind of gross. It’s not a mixture of puke, don’t worry. ๐Ÿ˜


Like every other outing to Mois, we ended at the night at the nearby mamak.