It’s Year 4 already here in Kedah! All of us are getting more wrinkles, cringing whenever we hear the age of the first year juniors, realizing how our dressing is totally more..serious.. than the younger dental students, feeling more and more detached from student life and so much more. Somehow, I don’t feel the enthusiasm of going into Year 4, as compared to how gung-ho I was about starting Year 2 and Year 3. It’s probably because I’ve got so much going through my head (all good things, most have to do with pumping cash into my bank account).
Here are two things that I am very very proud of!
Once upon a time, I used to think that blogger name cards are for people who are a little full of themselves. But notice how I don’t put “blogger” anywhere on the card? It’s more like a personal name card I will give out when I attend blogger events. I’ve been to more than a few events where people have passed me name cards (official ones, not blogger ones) and I’ll have to give them the whole I’m-only-a-pitiful-dental-student-who-is-not-worthy-of-name-cards-yet routine.
Now THESE cards are totally necessary. 🙂 Been giving out a lot of these.
Like about a million years ago in Internet time, Choo Ki passed me a ticket to watch the Wall E. Premier. When I decided to whip out my camera for some necessary snapshots, she was no where in sight. This is her colleague, Evelyn from TNB! TNB organized this event to raise funds for charity. Thank you Choo Ki for thinking of me. 🙂
She called a few other bloggers along too! On my left would be Ireneq andÂ Zewt! Both of them are part of the dying breed of bloggers who actually write beautiful beautiful accounts of their thoughts.
Suanie’s nephew Ryan was there! Lucky little boy gets invited along to movie premiers too!
He was totally turned off by the monster behind him.
It was one of those rare times when I get to meet blogger friends. Here’s Peter who is one of my very first few blogger friends from way back in 2005. The man who introduced me to the world of blogger meets. 🙂 He was previously based in Penang and is now permanently in KL!
Suanie and myself. She needs no further introduction. Her blog is one of the few blogs that I actually bother to read these days. 🙂
This is Wuan, Peter’s wife! Back then, I introduced her in my blog posts as ‘Peter’s Girlfriend’. They got married not too long ago. 🙂
The long postponed A-levels reunion took place a few weeks back with a measely attendance of only myself, Barry, Rudi and Fong! Having not seen Rudi since I dropped him off at My Place (the apartments where most students in SS15 stay at) after our year end class party back in June 2005, it’s been way too long and we’ve been missing each other since. Right, Rudi? 😀
This is Fong who MIA-ed after A-Levels. He now has a girlfriend and is studying in Birmingham. Had us worried back there, what with all his funny last minute studying on the DAY of our Chemistry A2 paper. I remember he said he couldn’t finish the other half of the textbook..hahaha.
Dinner was at Sakae Sushi in Pavillion as Rudi(on the left) was staying at a hotel nearby. He’s from Sarawak and has just completed his law degree! I also promised him that I will promote his blog as it is really very different from your conventional ones. You’ll see!
Desserts were so-so. High class hawker food always taste bad. Why ar?
Barry and his wrong choice of dessert. Mine was better!
Speaking of Rudi, something really embarrassing happened.
fong, Barry and I arrived at Pavillion and were waiting for Rudi to show up. To our left, a bunch of girls shouted, “JULIAN FONG!” and Fong went over to say hello to them before two girls from the same group cried out, “JOLENE LAI!”.
It was Ming Choi and Kathleen Tan, all grown up, and lawyery. The entire group of girls were decked out in black and white, looking every bit the young laywers that they are. Naturally when you see old friends, you jump up and down and get all excited and animated, a hug or two here and there.
I felt a cold draft brush past my chest and poo-poohed it till after all the hellos were being said. It’s not right to adjust your top when you’re talking to old friends, more so when they have a bunch of friends who are standing around. One of Kat and Ming Choi’s friend was staring at my chest and I was thinking, “Ah biasalaa…”
So we said our goodbyes but the next moment, Rudi wanted to hug (he just arrived) so I turned around…and reached up to hug him. My right forearm brushed past my chest and I felt a sickeningly familiar silicon-ish smoothness – when my tube dress is supposed to be more rayon than silicon in texture. I realized, OH FUCK, the entire right boob has popped out of the dress! You know, like, PLOP. I quickly put it back in and gaped in horror. Thank god for long hair as the boys didn’t realize anything. Barry was laughing like a hyena though.
That must be the reason why that girl was staring at me. :\ It only happens to Jolene.
After one of our many attempts to get Barry to give a biiiiig bright smile.
We adjourned back to Rudi’s hotel room to catch up on old times and watched a movie together (Babel).
Just doing what one is supposed to do when there’s a mirror.
He was sharing a room with two of his friends, Evelyn and another guy whose name totally escaped me. So sorry!
Barry found a torch light.
And made good use of it.
The boy who is lying on the bed is Keat.. a person who has TONS of mutual friends with me. I can tell the others (Adrian, Kwo Kuang, E-Guy etc) that I met Keat in a hotel room.
l-r: Barry, Fong, Me, SORRY!!, Keat, Evelyn and Rudi
Three Saturdays ago, my best girlfriends and I went clubbing together for the first time ever. Seems like we’ve made many different friends ever since high school and thus have not had the chance to go together. Whenever we headed to the clubs, it was never together. Not like there were many clubbing moments in my life. I prefer to shake my naked bootay after a warm shower in the confines of my room, but bootay shaking on the dance floor can be extremely fun too given the right company.
top l-r: Elaine, Mel, Sush
bottom: Mun Teng, Me
It was at Velvet and it was FREE! Thanks to Mun Teng who has very kind friends.
Sush and I. She has gone back to the UK already to start her new life at KPMG. 🙁
Mun Teng! Can we have more decent photos ah!
Elaine is the answer to the Dahlings’ lack of girlfriends. She is Mun Teng, Sush’s and my ex-primary school mate and a friend whom Mel met through another friend. In Subang, there’s no escaping each other. Everyone will know each other. Realizing that the lot of us do not have many(or in some of our cases, ANY) girlfriends to call out at the drop of a hat, we were very grateful for Elaine’s company. I only have four bunch of friends whom I can call out to yamcha (back in Subang) like in a matter of minutes. That’ll be Dennis, Josh and Vern.. then there’s Kwo Kuang, E-Guy, Yijin etc and Daryl, Justin whom I only see more of if Chee Kiang’s around. And of course, Mun Teng and Mel. No 5 minutes plane flights yet, so too bad for the rest of the Dahlings who are all over the world.
All of us with our good angles.
Meet Amar! He is Sush’s friend from uni and when he dances, he puts us to shame. He has the FLUIDITY!
That jug of Long Island Tea which we shared.
Looking totally innocent while sipping on our drink.
Poor Mun Teng ain’t got no straw.
I think Mun Teng and I sesated here as we were supposed to ‘Do The Sush’. To ‘Do The Sush’, one would need to purse her lips.
Mel and I
Another one of Sush and I.
It was actually quite hot on the dance floor. I like very few things about clubbing. One of them is dressing up. Hate hate hate the crowds.
Mel was smart enough to bring her own fan. She was dancing and fanning herself, sort of like incorporating some chinese dance elements into the usual random grooving on the dance floor.
Oh yes, the other thing I like about clubbing is all the photo taking.
This was also my first taste of the much talked about SNL held every Saturday at Velvet.
Sush looks like she was blowing on Amar’s ear.
Wah Sush damn glam here.
This photo opens the door to many many inappropriate comments. Mel’s all like, “FOUND IT!” and Amar’s facial expression makes it very very very wrong.
One jug of Long Island Tea shared among five girls is hardly considered alcohol.
The boys came a little later..so late that we were already planning on leaving the venue.
Hey E-Guy! I think I found your look-older angle! Nice! 🙂
Adrian was pretty red when we found him.
Chin Ju was there too!
A group photo before we called it a night. We’re sorry that we had to leave early. I was driving and I didn’t want to get grilled by my parents for coming home too late too many nights in a row.
E-Guy and Mel’s couply looking photo.
Vern Yang was there with his friends too.
This is the last photo taken with my Pink Blinged Lumix before Vern Yang accidentally hit my hand and the camera flew off my hand and fell to the floor. I actually had to scurry around to find my camera. When I found it, it would not focus and the lens could no longer be retracted. Devastated, I went out and bought myself a Canon Ixus 80 IS two days later. Review will be up later!
My second time at the Chics Closet bazaar was a little more of a let down than the first one. The weather was being such a bitch. It ruined my boxes but thankfully my stickers come in tiny little plastic envelops and were spared the wrath of the rain. Due to the weather, the crowd was bad as well and our customers were each other. Pity though about the crowd. The sellers had such cute wares! Such a waste.
These are pixels from Miut Miut! Of all the pixel making online shops out there, I think Miut Miut has the best designs.
They even make Sesame Street pixels! Gotta love their choice of colours. Such HAPPY colours!
I bought two from them – a heart and a rainbow.
Limau Elmo Satu, Bang!
Some accessories that a neighbouring stall was selling.
Innovative ways to display accessories.
Organic nail polishes that can be removed with warm water.
Some cute polymer clay accessories!
More of it! (Makes me miss April’s creations..)
The two pixels that I bought from Miut Miut! This is also one of the first few photos that I’ve taken with the Canon IXUS 80 IS.
Grant me a month long holiday and I’ll make it a point to go down to Singapore!
Jon being upset at the paltry amount of fried rice left for him to eat.
Chee Kiang sapu-ing the rest of the crispy noodles at Din Tai Fung. My greatest wish is to have trays and trays of Siu Long Paus to eat until I get sick of it. That is my only greatest wish at the moment.
Dessert was at Hogs Breath Cafe in Holland Village.
Some apple crumble thing that Jon and Chee Kiang were raving about.
I like my desserts to be served with ice-cream!
Playing with some glasses at Guardian. To those of you froggies who live under coconut shells, these ‘glasses’ have perforated plastic lenses which improves your eyesight if you have astigmatism. Apparently, unnecessary light gets blocked out and one would automatically focus at an object through one of the tiny holes on the lens. It has something to do with how light appears more refracted to a person with astigmatism.
Knowing how much I love astronomy, Chee Kiang said that I could sit in with him during his astronomy class. Every sem, he gets to choose a subject that is irrelevant to his course and this sem, he took astronomy. How interesting right?
I’ve never had the priviledge to take my laptop in to a lecture theatre. I was totally jakuning!
The photo I used as my wallpaper was taken with my new Canon IXUS 80 IS. I love it soooooooo much.
And so we learned about eclipses. We were shown a video of NASA’s first exploration of the moon. Somewhat interesting….but I was looking forward to more deep space stuff! The only thing that stands in the way of me becoming an astronaut is physics.
My diligent boyfriend taking down notes about the moon.
At 3am, we suddenly felt quite hungry and headed out to the Prata shop for a bite. The Prata Shop is a 24 hours mamak where most NUS students go to fill their tummies.
Me and my favourite Mutton Nasi Briyanni! One of the few spicy dishes that I can take. I usually need two glasses of milo ais to finish one plate of mutton Nasi Briyanni.
Chee Kiang and his Nasi Lemak.
Chee Kiang shifted from his old room to another room which shares a balcony with five other guys! They put the silliest things around, like a giant papier marche fish, a tyre swing and the best of them all – a hammock!
Lying there, swaying left to right, with the sea breeze gently caressing your skin and looking up into the sky, I could lay there forever.
As he had a pathology paper a few days later, he was trying his best to cram as much as he could before entertaining me.
I had my laptop, so I was all right.
I could busy myself with some photo editing.
He took half day off from class and accompanied me to China Town to search for more cheongsams. I got too fat for my old one. (ripped the seams)
Anybody want to buy for me?Â SGD69? Anybody?
I prefer the sluttier first one.
Found some huge ass windmills! Are these called windmills too?
Met up with Chee Kiang’s Radiopulze friends for supper later that day. They are all extremely funny people who can make you laugh till you pee in your pants. Especially Razia(far left)! OH MY GOD, she is so funny. She pointed out that my eyeshadow was nice and shimmery and I exclaimed excitedly, “OOo!! Damn cheap only, RM4.50!” and she was all, “Awww, but I don’t look good in eyeshadow” To which I said, “But you’re having some on and it looks nice!” and she went, “OH!! That’s RIGHHT!” … Okay, might not be so funny when I type it out. You’ll have to see it in person.
Here I am wearing a hat that Chee Kiang brought back from Romania. This hat is apparent worn by virgin boys before marriage. They get a bigger hat once they are married. GIrls wear a string of beads around their neck to signify their purity. Me thinks they can wham bam thank you maam and then put the beads back on after some hot passionate loving. -_-
Chee Kiang’s Tigger was violating the poor Kangaroo.
Stuff Toy Porn.
Met up with Abby the next day and she treated me to this! I’m bad with names so I can’t remember the restaurant’s name. It’s just outside Wisma Atria.
Not a fan of the authentic chocolates. I’m a Cadsbury girl.
Thank you Abby! She damn bad you know, treated me to a chocolate dish but only drank a pot of rose tea as her ‘dessert’. What is this!
Abby was trying to tell me something.
It was raining cats and dogs, as you can see from the mosquitto netting behind her. She was partially soaked too.
Myself and my grown up BBypers.
Later that night, Jon brought us to this super atas restaurant(my pockets are still bleeding). This is Samuel! He is also from Sheares Hall, Chee Kiang’s hostel.
Chee Kiang looks a little frazzled here as it was after a long day at the Pharmacy Students’ AGM where Eng Hooi won and is now the Vice President of the NUS Pharmacy Students Society.
L-r: Samuel, Jon and Eng Hooi
L-r: Me, Chee Kiang, Karthik(go Hong Kong okay? HONG KONG HONG KONG!!)
Some of the atas food we had.
More of the atas food.
While walking through Plaza Singapura, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon a The Body Shop warehouse sale! SGD10 for five bottles of lotion and body shampoo!
Karthik having a word with my fake bun as we waited for the MRT.
This fake bun is damn cute okay! Abby tricked a lot of her colleagues with the fake bun. One of her colleagues even tried cutting it with a knife. Her boyfriend licked it. Nothing beats my victims… my brother bit into it, my mother wanted to put it in the fridge and Joshua, who wanted to tear a piece and actually tore it. -_-
But it ain’t fooling no one in Singapore. Couldn’t trick any of them with it. 😀
Jon trying to put the bun as close as possible to Karthik’s head.
This picture is dman cute because Karthik’s all blurry and the sharpest image is that of the fake bun.
l-r: Jon, Fake Bun, Eng Hooi and Karthik.
Chee Kiang and myself looking very tired after a long day.
When we got back to hall, it was time for Sheares Hall Merdeka celebration. Here’s one of Karthik giving a short speech about himself.
Everyone shouting Merdeka together.
It was Chee Kiang’s duty to membaca ikrar.
And just like last year, they had a birthday cake and the Malaysians all stood around to celebrate the 51st birthday of our homeland.
As with most of our times together, this one was just as brief and short. Saying our goodbyes through the bus window as he stood in the pouring rain.
Totally spoil the whole emo-drama mood right?
Playing with my camera’s macro function.
He’ll be coming up to see me in three weeks’ time. 🙂 Can’t wait! I plan to go down again in October. If we keep this up, this would SO not be a long distance relationship.
When I got home, Angel tried to help me clean my suitcase.
She pulled one side and I pulled the other.
Poor dear was very tired after that. I was playing with my camera’s Color Accent function. See how only the pink colour part of my make up bag is seen?
This dog really knows how to make herself comfortable. Lying on my new blue dress somemore. Cis!
11 thoughts on “I Now Have Name Cards!/Wall E. Movie Premier/College Mini Reunion/Girls Night Out At Velvet/My Second Day Selling At The Bazaar/The August Singapore Trip”
Hey jolene.. that was such a loooonnnggg post! Haha.. I was seriously wondering how a wardrobe malfunction could occur with that outfit of yours! Wasn’t there a string holding up the tube top? =p
I was LOLing (or should it be LingOL) when I looked at CK’s expressions during the dinner we had together… his eyes went smaller than mine i think!
Anyway come back to singapore soon! =)
jo: hahahha damn shy.. the string quite useless! hahaha Lingol wtf.. yeah man both of u were so tired! I WILL!! Can’t wait.:D Second home already. Hahahha..
hye u!! OMG!! thank u very much for the review and complimentary upon my MIUTMIUT designs!! u hv a good taste maa, n nice blog!! till we meet again yea! hee~
jo: hahah heyyy Miut Miut!! 🙂 Expect some orders from me soon!! make more nice things!!
hmmm… can remove my name? 😛
jo: oOops:P i removed it… or do u want Zewt to go off as well? let me know. 🙂
hey,,,ur doggie angel is really cute la…whatssit, a terrier shihtzu mix?
Jo: hahahah cute leh.. she can do alot of tricks like ching ching (as in gong xi gong xi with her paws) and she can sing also. Her father was a Shih Tzu+Pekingnese.. mum was a pure Shih-Tzu. 🙂 So i think she’s considered a Shih Tzu… she’s the fluffiest among her sisters who all look very pure shih tzus. lightest also..don’t know why.:P
Wah, you got your name card. And I am still trying to finalizing my design, can’t decide which one. Haihz.
Jo: ahhh! then we can exchange.:D makes going to events so much easier. then somemore can get more opps for ads
loving the monster on your card! so cute! 😀
jo: i drew it myself. 🙂
name gone is good enough… did u get the reply to your mail?
jo: hehe:D eh?? got ah? hmm…. let me go check in old mails and spam.
hey there! though u might have had a wardrobe malfunction with that dress…it looks pretty on you :)! the prints are so nice!
jo: hahaha thank you thank you..i like it alot too..:)
Jolene, it was great meeting up with you again after so many years. Wuan and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
yeah, yours also ended up in my spam folder… the wonders of gmail.
I so much ought to get professionally in gear and build a weblog like this one.