My Cover of Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, Glee’s Like A Virgin and My Favourite Moffatt Songs

😡 I guess I didn’t keep to my promise to put up the cheerleading pictures and videos first! But I am getting to that, pictures are being uploaded to flickr as I type!

In my me time, I indulge in a little syok sendiri karaoke session, if you don’t already know by now. Always fearing the day where my housemates will come and knock on my door angrily and say, “OI ENOUGHLA! YOU THINK YOU SING VERY NICE ISSIT?!!!!!”

So these are the latest products:

My cover of Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now. Her voice is so husky and gorgeous and not sure if Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga are okay with the same prefix.

My latest song obsession from Glee! Loved the cast’s version of Like A Virgin so much. Santana’s sluttiness is so refreshing. I’m always drawn to sexual innuendos, why ah?

And from about a month ago, I belted a few of my favourite Moffatt songs from my teeny bopper years!

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. 🙂 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. 😀

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. 🙂 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. 🙂

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  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. 😐

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. 🙁

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! 🙂

What A Sweetheart!

In the midst of the exam tension, bloody mary decides to rain upon me. Tummy cramps and in a state of mental instability due to exam stress, something nice happens. 🙂

On Msn:

Cheeks ชี เกียง  [JO.CK]:
hi dear 
how was ur paper?

Miss Lai, you want to stick a finger down your throat and dig out that blob of phlegm. Please try it.:
hi dear
not yet
tmr only

Cheeks ชี เกียง  [JO.CK]:
why you don’t like your uterus*

*In reference to my facebook status update about ripping off my uterus and throwing it at the ceiling.

Miss Lai, you want to stick a finger down your throat and dig out that blob of phlegm. Please try it.:
haha.. well, aside from the fact that it’ll bear us a family
it gives me shit every month
pain la now 🙁

Cheeks ชี เกียง  [JO.CK]:

Miss Lai, you want to stick a finger down your throat and dig out that blob of phlegm. Please try it.:

 Cheeks ชี เกียง  [JO.CK]:
you’re asking me to run? why 🙂

 Miss Lai, you want to stick a finger down your throat and dig out that blob of phlegm. Please try it.:
hahaha coz ur scared of me when my period is here whatt

Cheeks ชี เกียง  [JO.CK]:
but i’m always here for u

Miss Lai, you want to stick a finger down your throat and dig out that blob of phlegm. Please try it.: 
🙂 SO SWEET!!! *melts* ok now uterus also feel better coz of temporary happy hormones release

Of course my tummy cramps were still there, but I thought this was very sweet of him. Like KINDS WORDS FOR THE MONSTER before she goes on a rampage biting things and people alike. And of course he’ll deny thinking that. Bless. <3

The Dinner That Led On To The Mid Autumn All Nighter

Whipped up a few dishes over the weekend (sounds like very keng like that right) and had potluck with the classmates who didn’t go home for the weekend. It was rather last minute as we only decided to have it during lunch that day. I was like, “Tonight not going out di.. wanna cook,” and Poh Yee’s all “OKAY POTLUCK”. -___- So much for my fantasy of boiled salted broccoli and possibly failed attempts at cooking steak. (apparently you just panfry the steak for like 3 minutes for medium rare! I plan to read up more about how to cook steak.)

Potlucks are fun! Can sit down and talk cock. Lesson learned: Never buy Tesco’s Whatever Balls. EVER. Poh Yee bought chicken balls and it bombed. I bought Sotong Balls (actually wanted fish balls but didn’t read the packet 🙁 ) and it was so sloppily compressed together that the ball would fall apart in your mouth without being chewed on. The last time a few of the classmates went camping and bought some balls from Tesco to cook and they couldn’t even stomach it. That’s saying something considering Maxis DBKL was among the group that went. He eats ANYTHING! Back in Year 2 Lie Yuen and I bought a packet of strawberry oats and it tasted like STRAWBERRY SHIT and we took it to school the next day and asked Maxis if he wanted the rest and he’s like, “Okay.” 

I cooked Lotus + Four Angled Beans + Aforementioned Sotong Balls, Steamed Fish with onions, tomatoes and ginger and sweet and sour prawns with onions and tomatoes. 

Lie Yuen cooked her asparagus with button mushrooms. 

Poh Yee boiled rice and made soup. Her soup is much better now as compared to the days where she offered us sea water. 

Angela took the easy way out – she tapaued! Maybe next time I’ll get to try her specialty kailan.

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Guess which is the tapaued one!

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Sweet and sour prawn. My recipe super easy only.

1. Peel prawns and marinate with sugar and salt.
2. Fry garlic.
3. Throw everything in with sliced onions and chopped tomatoes. If you think my onions and tomatoes look abit pathetic here then you fry the prawn first lor.
4. Add tomato sauce and oyster sauce to taste. MMmm. Don’t worry about the gravy, the prawn will just piss all over your dish. Plenty of fluids. 

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I can stomach this.. my classmates were kind enough to finish it for me! 

I boiled the lotus till it was supposedly soft (still hard when I took it out, sigh) and then stir fried it together with chopped four angled beans and with the sotong balls as well. I usually use oyster sauce to cook my veggie but only used salt and garlic this time. CHING CHAU BEST! <3 

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Steamed fish! So as Jimmy said, the fish was not fresh enough but at least they finished it! I removed the scales and rubbed salt and a little sugar at the front and back of the fish. Steamed it for about 15-20 minutes with sliced ginger, onions and tomatoes all over it. (I THINK!! You l33t chefs don’t laugh at me please!) Oooh, I poured a bit of olive oil over it too and Cze-Yin added salt to the whole thing when I wasn’t looking. Turned out well!

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From one of our favourite dinner places.

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L-r: Xin Yi and Angela. 
Can see Lie Yuen working hard in the background. 

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Another tapaued one.

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Lie Yuen’s asparagus! Jimmy “Michelin” Lie said that the asparagus would be better if it was bigger. Skills wise okay but the problem was with the ingredients, not the cook! 

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We were starving while waiting for the rest to show up.

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At long last!! Soup and rice maketh a meal!

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Group photo before the meal. 

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Can see the pained and hungry smiles on their faces when I demanded to have one of myself too.

So the night went on with us talking excitedly about the following day’s Mooncake Festival event. Lie Yuen brought back the yukata she made for her sister Lie Peh for the Nuffnang Halloween Party a year ago for Poh Yee to dress up as Chang Er – the lady in the moon. 

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That’s my bunny who is supposed to be the bunny in the moon but he did not enjoy a warm reception from the others so I had to put him back in the car.

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Cze-Yin then brought down her awesome tanglung creations!! Crazy girl has been holed up in her room making tooth shaped tanglung and heart shaped and lip shaped and bunny shaped ones as well.

Suddenly, don’t know who had this bright idea to do a backdrop for people to take pictures with Chang Er. Jimmy “Picasso” Lie immediately jumped into artist mode and went about working on it. It was already 8 pm and there we were, embarking on a project. So proud of my classmates, can be so semangat with such short notice. 

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So there we were in Campap looking for materials. Bought some polystyrene boards to create the backdrop, went and bought RM49 worth of cloth to make the background and also for Lie Yuen to sew another costume for Wu Gang, the tree chopper who lives on the moon.

I always thought that the Lady in the moon was really lonely, with only a bunny and a man who is so busy chopping wood in the background. But I think the last time I thought about this was when I was 8 years old.

Now at 22, I’m thinking, damn. They must be having hot moon sex every night! Only two of them on the moon what. Hopefully the bunny is of the vibrating variant. Heh.  

According to chinese superstition, if you point at the moon, you’ll have a cut at the back of your ear.

After what I’ve said, my ears will probably fall off. “OH WU GANG, YOUR WOOD!” Bzzzzzt.

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Jimmeh “Versace” Lie consulting Lie Yuen the tailor.

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Supposed to help out but got carried away making pointless tanglungs with the rest. I came up with a Tulip lantern okay, don’t play-play!

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I don’t know why they used Sock Nee to test size. She’s like the most petite girl in my class and some more it’s a guy’s costume! 

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Cze-Yin’s lips got contours somemore. *kau tau*

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Checking out to see if the material we were using was good for the moon.

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Chwan Horng was assigned the task of drawing chinese clouds.

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He did a pretty awesome job!

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Jimmy “Versace” Lie and his tailor trying it on the model.

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I was assigned the task of cutting out the moon. Plenty of fun with the polystyrene cutter!

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Ee Chean had the task of creating a poem to be put on the backdrop. It looked more like one of the banners that we hang up during funerals after we put the words on it.

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Hahahhahahaha.. think Lie Yuen was leaning in for a kiss. 

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At this point we were still thinking how to go about making the axe for Wu Gang. 

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Flimsiest hammer in the world, but oh so nice! I love my chalk pastels… such nice effect!

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We had Ee Chia over to colour the clouds. Super feng shui type right? We were googling for clouds and they suggested that I google “Justice Pao” because they wanted the kind of clouds behind him whenever he sits in his courtroom. Couldn’t find anything but I found out that Justice Pao is on facebook. With the half black face and moon and everything.

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Cze-Yin and the mess.

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Jimmy “Picasso” Lie hard at work.

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So glad that everyone helped out. We managed to wrap up at 2am, which is rather early considering the fact that we only started work at like 11pm. That includes Lie Yuen’s Wu Gang costume!

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Jimmy “Sparrow” Lie. In the car he was fretting because he wanted to get Maxis and Sett to have their measurements taken by Lie Yuen since most guys would fit into that size but they were in Penang. I told him, “ME LAH… since I’m like the size of an average Malaysian boy.”

“WHAT AM I THEN?!???!”


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In search of his nipple.

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That’s what we were going for.

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Jimmy “Blair Witch” Lie claimed that the orb on Ee Chean’s shoulder is a spirit. I said no it’s a dustbunny and he’s like DUSTBUNNIES GOT SMILEY FACE ONE MEH. 

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YAYY. Done. 

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of course I needed one too.

The ADSA Mid Autumn Festival Celebrations 2009 post coming up soon! My stickers sold really well that night! Thank you all of you for supporting me. 🙂 Brenda was a really good sales assistant. I gave a lot of discounts though *stress* but still made a profit lah. Maybe giving discounts is the secret to a massive sale.