Burnt Out After 3 Days Into Year 2

I’m sure the rest of Malaysia are coughing as well.

I remember at the beginning of every year, I’d anticipate a new set of homework. All ready to get down and dirty with the new subjects. I’d go home sorely disappointed because everything in school is going really slowly.

So there I was, all psyched to be back for ROUND2! *deng deng* (this is the sound of the bell used in wrestling matches, if you must know!)

I’m not disappointed at all. Noo.. not at all. Just burnt out already and it has only been three days.

I can safely say that the amount of classes spread out in a typical three weeks period in our first year is the same as the amount of classes we have in a typical week here in Year 2.

Class starts at 8.30am EVERY day and ends at 6pm on the average. That’s like about 10 hours of classes. With a few hours break here and there, but still! Staying in university for that long can be very very draining.

I’ve never seen so many of my classmates zoning out by the end of the day. All of them looked half dead and I even went home and climbed straight into bed.a

We can now have tv dinners.

The lengths I’d go for my chinese shows.

Lie Yuen’s such a good girl.

At the beginning of each academic year, all students are given a handbook to guide us through our year. Very inspiring. *semangat*

I bought this notice board from Tesco! Isn’t it cute!!? I can hang my earrings, put up some notes or bills, hang some snacks.. hehe.

And here’s my new RM180 cupboard. Smells like a cupboard. Looks like a cupboard. Functions like a cupboard. Great! The previous cupboard that I was using for the past six months did not have all those features that my new cupboard has. Yes, believe me. I dragged it down the stairs, up the tar road and to the big dustbin at the top of my street. I tried asking Lie Yuen if she wanted to sit inside the cupboard while I dragged it, but she was afraid of the metal rods that was sticking everywhere.

Oh well, her loss.

me happily posing with the year 2 guide.


..a new year, a new me..

I enjoy multitasking.

Here’s a snapshot of what my schedule used to look like.

See how crazy it is this year?
*takes a deep breath* I know I should not be complaining since I am MORE than grateful about not needing to repeat my 1st year.

It’s quite soothing to organise my notes with these ring stickers while I read the papers at night. It’s still early days. I probably can’t be farked by the 3rd week or so.

And a good number of my classmates told me I lost weight. DID I DID I DID I ?!!!
I know it’s still a far cry away from what human beings deem beautiful. But at least you can see that I’m a bit more of a woman now. Previously I was a tree trunk.

The title on the box looks like it indicates that the box belongs to a 7 year old.
Anyway, yeah, that’s MY first year. Madness huh?

Juniors seem alright so far. There was this one guy in university whom I have been smiling and waving at each other with for nearly a year. I NEVER knew his name and cannot recall how we started smiling and waving at each other. We never talked, only smile and wave. I know it’s strange.

Today I learnt that he is my junior. Strange how things turn out.

Lucky juniors. They have seniors who can lend them notes and tell them what books to buy. Pioneer students had NO help whatsoever.

Other than that, it’s been nice to be back with the other classmates.

Just last night, Josiah cooked supper for a few of us and brought it to our place. Brenda, Andy, Chee Wen, Xin Yi and Yan Rui came over and we watched tv together. Such a nice feeling because it’s like being in a family where everybody watches tv together.

I guess once life is established in Kedah, it’s not so bad. I had quite a tough time adapting back in the early days of my first year. I had a very bad bout of internet withdrawal syndrome when I first arrived and ate crap for food every single day.

Now I get to have a say about what I eat. Which is damn good.

I have kai lan, meat balls and herbal soup waiting for me downstairs and a container of rice too. Mmmm!

Not like you care, but yeah, I’m so happy about my dinner tonight.

Just A Quick Update

You guys are no fun! No one guessed that I was the mystery paddle pop woman over at Ivan’s. Not that I directed any of you there, yet. Heh.

Sorry for not updating properly these few days as I’m busy enjoying the last few days of my holidays. No..no shopping. Damn wasted though.

But yeah, I’m back in Kedah already. I came back on Saturday with Lie Yuen to clean the house up. *looks at Lie Yuen busy cleaning the house.* *looks at own untidy room.* Haiyah, later lah.

OH!! OH!!!

I PASSED MY BIOCHEMISTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was at Low Yat Plaza on Friday with Sush and I was in the midst of buying my 1.3mega pixel webcam(and she was buying a 160gigabytes external hard drive) when Josiah messaged me.

“I called the dean today and he said everybody passed.”

YAY!! Imagine my happiness. I can’t believe I received my good news in a place like Low Yat. Such an unlikely place for me to be.

I was so happy that I bought 100 pieces of empty Imation cds, a purple cd file, a pink cd file(very Barbie) and a DreamWeaver pirated cd.

Not quite satisfied with Josiah’s message, I decided to call the School Of Dentistry and my professor picked up the phone.

I was jumping up and down like a monkey outside the Bukit Bintang McDonalds. You know the big Giordano signboard near Sg.Wang? Yeah.

I’m going on to second year! I’m on my way to be a real-er dentist. Don’t ask me what’s a real-er dentist. It’s just my own way of saying that even though I’m studying this course, it does not mean that I will happily pass every single year. I will sadly pass. Pain and sweat, slaving over them books. Hopefully no more resits, ever. Every year accomplished signifies a step closer for me to become a real-er dentist.

I’ve bertaubat-ed* already for the new school year. I’m going to study in detail whatever that I do not understand. Supplement from all the books in the library. Search for it online. Learn!! FILE MY NOTES PROPERLY!! Take down notes dilligently.

…sekali first day of class also fall asleep already. But no worries, I have a grand supply of Nescafe 3-in-1 and some Chicken Essence left.

On other Kedah-ish updates, I just bought myself a new cupboard. Not like anybody cares. But it should be arriving in about 20 minutes. For only Rm180!! Not bad.. I hope it won’t fall apart though.

Lie Yuen and I were conned by Andy.

If most of you have forgotten who Andy is due to the “extremely long” in-between-years holiday.. he is our classmate who comes from Sabah to entertain us with his endless wisecracks and basically one of the very few people who can make our life in Kedah entertaining. We wouldn’t know what we would do without him.

I smsed him and said, “hellooo!! came back already?”

And the bugger replied, “Hey…I’m still in Sabah. I don’t think I will join you all this year lar. Maybe become your junior or maybe not even come back.”

Lie Yuen and I screamed, “Bullshit!!!!!!!!”

Then I called him and his acting skills persisted.

“I got some problems lar. Think lah, jolene, if I am coming back to SP(Sungai Petani), why would I still be in Sabah now when class starts tomorrow? I got some problems which I will tell you about later,” he said.

“No! No! Don’t lie. Please don’t lie,” I begged.

“Why would I lie for? Maybe I won’t come back even..see what Professor Smales say first.” he said.

“What? You passed everything what! Wei! Don’t lie lah!! I will cry one you know!” I was nearly in tears.

“HAHAHHAHAHA..on the way to the airport lah. How’s the weather there?” …dumbass!!!

“NOT GOOD ALREADY LET YOU MAKE SPOIL!” and I passed the phone for Lie Yuen to continue with the shouting. Hehe.

It sucks to have people leaving the course. Thank god no one is leaving. Only three classmates have to repeat the entire year. Sigh.

Before I go off to continue cleaning my room and awaiting the grand arrival of my new cupboard, I shall let you in on something.

Come closer.

*whispers* I’ve got my own domain now.

Everything is ready already! Just that my layout is giving me shite and I don’t feel like updating any blogs of mine until I’m satisfied with that layout. I love that layout so much and nothing comes close.

I’ll be moving to wordpress because blogdrive is giving me shite.

I’ve also got two posts to write for a website and a company’s product. Heh. Hopefully can get it done in the next couple of days.

Redang photos are still lingering in my drafts. ; Maybe that’ll go to my new blog.

And I’ve got a sorethroat. Arghhhhhhhhhhhkkkcchhkkkkkkkkkk..*cough*

The Great Singapore Adventure

It was crazy. Even though it was only for a weekend but it was a DAMN fun trip.

We set off for Singapore at 4am and reached Singapore at 9.50am.

After picking me up, Daryl picked Kailin up and we headed down south.

This is somewhere in Johor. It’s nice watching the sunrise from the highway!

No kidding..!

Daryl was getting all artistic and stuff.

This was about 6.50am..

Daryl calls this the egg yolk!

Our kind and patient designated driver.

A morning view of the causeway.

Down to Singapore! WHeee!!


And this one too. You can see the sunrays from behind the cloud.

Did you hear about the guy who drove into the motorcycle lane at the checkpoint and needing the guards there to remove some cones for him so that he could cross over to the correct lane? *malu*

We decided to go have a look at Kai-Lin’s university first.

This is Daryl. He is lost.

How cool is that? It’s only ONE hall and they have a big ass poster for their orientation WITH sponsors. I’m so jealous.

Look at all the cute banners. This is how a university should be. 🙁

Poor Daryl was very very lost.

This is him, trying his best to help by asking for directions.

Near Kai-Lin’s block. She is supposed to stay in Hall Residence 9.

Still lost.

Alas we found it.

One poser pic before leaving NTU to go look for Chee Kiang at NUS.

So sweet right.:)

NUS – the university I really wanted to go to but was never smart enough to get into. Should have studied harder when I was younger..

You tell me, how NOT to be jealous. Trees in abundance, cooling even on a sunny day.

Chee Kiang’s call has its own …what’s this thing called again? Emblem(sp?)? Code of arms?

He is staying in Sheares Hall.. BLOODY COOL RIGHT. Got lobby with GLASS doors. Nyamaaaa…

Got elevator somemore, don’t play play..

The uber beautiful view from his window. I know of office windows with lousier views. LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY!!

Now this really took the cake. His table was at least slightly longer than 2 meters!!! ARGHHHHHHH.. I am SO jealous. 🙁 🙁 🙁

So cute right, his seniors made all the juniors name signs to put outside their door. I was walking past the corridor and calling all the names as I passed them by. Hehehe, nobody came out to greet me though.

Wood concept. Come here to live poshly or study one?

Chee Kiang brought me up to the roof top of his block.

Time to go to Hotel 81 on Bencoolen street to check in!

🙂 In Daryl’s car along the way.

Oh look at that! And actual hot air balloon!

The young lovebirds. Not that WE are old, just that their love is new, young and eager. 🙂 Ah. *swipes tear from eyes*

Chee Kiang and I.

And we saw cows!

While the guys checked in, Kai-Lin and I decided to do some obligatory camwhoring.

A photo of her taking a photo.

The four of us got a room together. We were abit shocked that it was one big double bed..and had to sleep horizontally, four in a row, with our legs sticking out at the other end.

I became too cool when Chee Kiang slipped his sunnies onto my face.

Crossing streets in the city.

We ate at Cafe Catel. They all say that Singaporean hawker food sucks. But over the weekend we ate

Chee Kiang and I..

Tomato soup? I just like taking photos of my meals, but I have problems remembering their names.

The interior.

Check out the size of Daryl and Kai-Lin’s pork ribs… madness.

Since we’ve never seen such a large portion of food before, we took photos.

Chee Kiang’s chicken something something with spaghetti something something..

My carbonara!!! It was so good…

Daryl couldn’t care less and used his hands anyway.

We call him the barbaric barbarian. A barbaric barbarian is someone who pales in comparison when it comes to a barbarian at table etiquette. hehe.

The cool toilets..

*froths at mouth* BIKINI!! OMFG!!!!!!!!!!! And it was like $24 for a set and the second one was at half price!! Damnit, so so so so cheap. I bought two sets and it only cost me $36. In Malaysia, an average set of bikini will set you back about Rm150. I could get three sets of bikinis and it wouldn’t even cost me more than what I should pay for one back home. This place is called Sheer Romance. I can’t remember which mall it was. I was just blindly walking in and out of malls along orchard. I’ve lost count how many shopping malls there were along Orchard Road.

What a cool graffiti wall.

One of us.

After walking for a few hours, I finally had the chance to meet up with some of chee kiang’s junior college mates!!! All ASEAN scholars too..*feels intimidated*.
L-r: Fui Chin, Britney, Kay(Sp?)

Check out the mini peace pendant on Brit’s neck.

L-r: Chun Leen, Fui Chin,Brit, Kay

Yes, this is the one and only Charming Chun Leen that all of you were so hot over a couple of months back. I finally got to meet him despite talking to him on msn/skyping/blogs etc etc for ages!!

Charming Chun Leen and Fui Chin

Daryl’s got a cool bling bling on his lobe.

Check out Charming Chun Leen’s nipple. He had a mini growth (with pus) at the bottom of his left nipple and had to go drain it out. So here’s the scar and it looks like a smiley face.

To prove that it REALLY looks like a smiley face, Fui Chin decided to take it a step further by demonstrating what they meant by “smiley face”.

IT’S A SMILING PIG!!!! Hahahahhaa. It’s the nipple that looks like a pig’s nose. HAHAHA cute right???

Chee Kiang got abit carried away…. please don’t bite Chun Leen’s nipple.


The glasses were so unique. It’s like they were about to pour, yet no matter how you try to tip the glass over, it won’t spill. Smart.

Round and round..

Fui Chin ordered this I think. Looks nice!

Charming Chun Leen making himself at home.

A new way of camwhoring.

The lot of us.
L-r: me, Chee Kiang, Charming Chun Leen, Fui Chin, Britney, Kay, Daryl and Kai-Lin.

Britney and I! He is a PTS kid too!! 🙂

Charming Chun Leen and I

See lah, EVERYBODY had a camera with them.

Yup, that’s my boyfriend. -_-

Britney’s sexy ass.

And we did this in the middle of orchard road, obstructing traffic. The river of people had to divert and go around whoever who was holding the camera. LOL.

Sunnies make the best mirrors.


Okay, Jolene the jakun has never seen a mobile Starbucks Coffee dispenser before.

According to Kai-Lin, Daryl was supposed to be her bitch when he went down to Singapore. She’d pay for his every meal. So this is him, giving paw.

Me and a pretty cow. Me + Cow = two cows. T_T Why do I like to insult myself.

We went to this record store (HMV? HVD? What was the name again?) and they were selling vinyl records at $2.60. Fui Chin bought a few…….to decorate her room. Yalah, I am also quite pelikified at the the idea. But you have to admit that it is quite creative!

Daryl loves original cds.

Chee Kiang’s alter ego.

We then had dinner at this place called Din Tai Fung to eat their Siu Long Pau. Some dumplings wrapping around some meat and soup. Mmmm.

Quite a nice place. I was eating good food after good food. Nevermind lar, once in awhile spend abit.

Some soup..

Some sour vegetables..

Chee Kiang’s fried rice!

Siu long paus!!

My noodle soup. Mmmmmm.

They have so many people working on the infamous siu long paus in this glass casing. We were so amused because it looks like they were on display. Hahaha. Chee Kiang said it would be nice if they had a sign that goes, “Don’t feed the chefs”.


We were just cuddling and someone went trigger happy.

The plan was to watch fireworks.. but we were too late and were distracted by Singapore Idol on the telly back at the hotel. So we watched it from the taxi.

While walking along the Esplanade.

We found a park.

And decided that it was empty enough(by my standards, hohoho) to do stupid things.

And when I mean empty enough, I mean about 10 or less people still hanging around. Hehehe.

Daryl can carry Kai-Lin because she’s small in size.

I was so worried that Chee Kiang would break his back. But he managed!!

The guys having a go.

Singapore by night.

I’m not sure which building this was but it sure was pretty. We were trying to walk over to Clarke Quay/Boat Quay.

See the bridge over there? We got a little distracted by the scenery over there and stayed for like three hours just hanging, talking and laughing.

At the brige. l-r: Daryl, Kai-Lin, Chee Kiang and Me.

Oooooo. Love the lights.

Kai-Lin and Daryl

Chee Kiang and I

Still lepaking on the bridge.

The lighting behind us is very nice.


I’m sure by now you can tell that we really didn’t know what to do with our night.

nice or not? Too bad I didn’t bring my tripod.

So you see, two pairs of weirdo couples lepaking by the bridge singing Malaysian national songs.. “Keranamu Malaysia..” “Duli Maha Mulia” “Jalur Gemilang…” i think I threw in a few national service songs as well. LoL.

Before heading out to Orchard Road to have lunch with Daryl’s cousin sister, we decided to camwhore in front of the mirror and with the help of the lovely sunlight.

I love the sunlight. And when I increase the exposure, everything has this glowing effect.

Daryl pan cool.

One more.

Kai-Lin and I. Love her dress.

My new favourite photo taking style.

See how happy they look together. 🙂 So sweet.

The four of us.


One more..

Not enough sleep.

Pan cute.

We were at this placed called The Coffee Club or something like that. REALLY NICE FOOD!!
L-r: Kai-Lin, Daryl, Daryl’s cousin Yih Yung or Lih Yung..sorry I can’t remember.

She treated us to lunch. So nice of her right?

The place looks damn cool.

And the counter was equally pretty.

Chee Kiang and I

Kai-Lin’s drink.

Some seafood spaggheti thingie…oh you know me and food. I just eat. I don’t understand the fancy schmancy titles given to these dishes.

NOW THIS LOOKS DAMN GOOD. Daryl had some lobster something something.

Chee Kiang’s chocolate expresso or something along those lines.

My strawberry smoothie!

Chee Kiang’s cheese baked rice.

My chicken cacciota. Don’t ask me to pronounce that.

And Chee Kiang’s dessert. So cool looking right? Sorry I jakun.

I really really love the decor. This was just a layer of water, slowly flowing down the sides.
Soon after, we split up with Daryl and Kai-Lin. I loan Daryl my handphone because his phone did not have any credit left. We got carried away and lost track of time and the next thing I knew, the sky was dark.

My dad kept ringing my telephone and Daryl kept saying I was asleep, that we were already driving in Johor and he couldn’t wake me up. Obviously my dad got suspicious right.

So he was so scared he said, “Sorry uncle, alot of cars, heavy traffic..” and he hung up on my dad. OMG.

I was with Chee Kiang at that time and was busy calling Daryl but he didn’t pick up. I myself was getting wroried because the sky was getting dark and we were supposed to leave Singapore at about 6pm. I was so stupid to not think that my father would call to check on me. I should have sent him an sms or something right?

Daryl ended up telling a lie to my father because he was worried that I would go home late. So he had to tell my father that we were already driving.

Then Daryl called Chee Kiang and freaked out about how my father would not STOP calling my phone, resulting in which Chee Kiang freaked out and I nearly died of high blood pressure from all the commotion.

I immediately used Chee Kiang’s handphone to call home and my dad was seriously very very pissed.

My dad boomed, “WHERE ARE YOU NOW?”

Me,”I’m not with Daryl noww………”

At the corner of my eye, I saw Chee Kiang freaking out and making a frantic sleeping motion and mouthing, “sleeping!!! sleeping!!!!” and making a driving motion and mouthing, “Johor!!! johor!!”

Oh, so apparently I was supposed to continue the lie.

“Er..dad… I’m…er actually with Daryl now.. we’re er, In johor…. er, yea I was sleeping er..er..” I just couldn’t go on!!!

My dad was damn angry, “I already told your friend not to bull shit to me ar…what are you playing at??? I hope you guys didn’t do anything irresponsible..”

Sigh. Daryl was actually so scared which is why he came up with that. And I am a horrible liar myself. So I just told my dad that I was sorry, we have not left Singapore yet, we split up at Orchard to do our own things and that we’ll be back very soon.

No can do. He was still very angry.

But I apologised profusely through smses and Daryl even wanted to come down and say sorry to my dad. I think that softened my dad abit. Heh.

Daryl came to get me with his car and we were like smuggling humans, Kai-Lin came out of his car and hurriedly ushered me into Daryl’s car. After a quick goodbye peck, I jumped into Daryl’s car and we sped off.


His petrol light was blinking. Fuckanathan.

He thought the tank could tahan until we reached Johor. Die die also don’t want to pay in Singapore dollars.

But he thought it’d be best to pump at least $10 so that even if he got lost in Singapore, at least he wouldn’t be stranded stationarily in the middle of nowhere in Singapore.

We turned into some industrial park in Tuas and it was factory after factory and MORE factories. So he just took a random left turn after driving for fifteen minutes and swerve his car to the other lane, sort of a U-turn but definitely broke a lot of Singapore rules with that stunt of his.

We slowly drove to the checkpoint and prayed that the car would chug along. After coming out of the Johor checkpoint, we kept our eyes out for a rest area.

We saw a Petrol station but it was on the other side of the road. ARGHHH.. and his light was still blinking furiously. We drove on a little bit more and saw a rest area sign. HALLELUJAH!!

We took the next left turning, thinking that it would lead us to the petrol station.

Mahai, it was another long highway. So long that we couldn’t even see where it ended. He drove for about 2km and said, “Jo, I don’t think my car can go on any longer.”

Before I could react, he did a THREE POINT TURN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY and drove all the way out on the emergency lane, all the while pressing his horn hoping to warn oncoming traffic. Lucky for him, for that 2km stretch, there weren’t any cars and we managed to get back on the highway that we were on originally. LOL. I only realised that I was biting on the sleeve of my jacket when we turned back out to the highway. Hahahaha.

What an adventure.

The two bikinis on the right are from that Sheer Romance shop. If I am not mistaken it is at Far East Plaza. Yup, they were for my Redang trip.(I used up my entire memory card for that trip. Hahaha to your broadband.)

And I bought this beautiful pearl bracelet for $5.

I LOVE IT. Brenda was telling me that they sell alot of it in Gurney Plaza, Penang for RM10. But I think this one looks much nicer. 🙂

Oi Jakun!

Was supposed to meet up with ben Shyen, Melissa, Abby, Esther and MunTeng for lunch today after college but was just too lazy so i dragged my lazy ass home to watch episode 5 of Friend’s Season 10… now I’ve finally gotten over the imaginary guilt of internet bills….. keep forgetting the purpose of StreamYx!

lazy ass and I went for a nap till 6.45pm when Dennis called up to say he’d be dropping by with my belated bday present… lazy ass felt like, well, an ass for not getting Dennis’ present just yet.. wait ya, KKB, just wait:)

Then while I confirmed my plans for the night[watching all 4 chinese shows].. Kay Hong called and say, “oi want go yam char or not?” then I was like, “YAy let’s go!”.. then I thought we were just heading to normal places like in 15/taipan ..and that was why I was in shorts and a sleeveless top.. so Kay Hong said, “aiyer, u wear like that ar?”.. went upstairs to change into better ones.. was well aware of the fact that we were supposed to pick Lis up too though. So we went to “pai lin” at Liss’ place as the both of us could not make it tomorrow for her open house thing. But on the way there i was like “SHIT WE NEED TO GIVE SAU SUNS(Buah Tangan)…”… then we were driving around Damansara looking for shops..(what the hell is wrong with you Damansara, don’t you need foodstuff etc..?!?).. Then Kay Hong said that his aunt stays nearby and we could go tapau some newyear stuff and bring it over to lis’! ..

Kay Hong is lucky with directions and he obviously does not know the roads very well that’s why he is lucky. We ended up in Subang Airport and had to do a U-turn to go into the LDP highway. hahaha. then we more or less took flipthecoin type of decisions on the road. We ended up Lis’ though. Yay!
So upon reaching Lis’ place… said Happy New Year to both the parents and Nicholas and angpow and stuff and then talked to Aunty about poor Shiling and sat down and ate some mandarins..hehe.. then we left for Bangsar(?!!) and kind of like pretended to be nonchalant.. but of course la I’m not ..THAT excited..was feeling alittle sleepy already though(1opm)…but there I was, in Bangsar..without make up.. and hair not washes…Wtf?!..then we headed into this mini-club called Voyeur. Ji Yang was already there but then again, we weren’t sure if it was him even though we were at the same table as it was sooooo clouded up with smoke. Pah!
Bumped into some ex-17 guys.. the indian bods in the 17 interact club and basically hung with them for awhile.. then Lis and I mustered up enough enthusiasm to head out to the ‘dance floor’..if you can call it that.. it was quite cramped..but a first timer shan’t speak so much….. spent about 15-20 minutes there..and decided to leave for tehais at a nearby mamak. So the three of us headed out to some curryplace and Lis was pale with anxiety… she was due back at 12.00 sharp.. and the time was about 11.45.. the poor girl.
 So after mamak-ing, we literally ran back to the car which was like, from school(smksu) to my house…oh man.. then Kay Hong was laughing and saying things like “we all small kids must go home early or not mummy scold..”..seriously, it was so pathetic as we scrambled into the car and must’ve looked pretty fool-ish. Not foolish. FOOL. Ish.

Luckily Lis’ parents weren’t too pissed at her.. I myself made home safe and sound despite Kay Hong’s constant speed of 150km/h. I kept freaking myself out by screaming at him to slow down.. then I knew I was getting a little annoying so I kept saying that “ah po(old lady) here.. dun so fast..”