I Want A New Phone/Carving Molars Is Nerve Wrecking/My Unromantic Cousin Brother/The Inappropriate Discussion

That’s the only way to title such posts man. Lainie, you’d better get it patented.

I can’t quite remember exactly what happened that made me want a new phone. But I have to say that I’ve remained faithful to my phone for quite a long time now. I bought it in Feb 2004 and I plan to get a new one after the next Chinese New year! Okay what, right?  

Honestly speaking, I’ve been dying for a 3G phone. Though it doesn’t state clearly, but does 3G means broadband internet access?

If you’re gonna think I’m stupid for thinking so, blame the maxis ads. And also, I heard that a 3G phone can be used as a modem, providing high speed internet access to your laptop/computer? I don’t know where I read it but it seems appealing to me!

I’ve set a budget of RM1.2k for myself. I was thinking I could probably save about RM300 from now until Chinese New Year and of course, use my angpow as well.

Then maybe try and be a good girl(read: not failing any papers) and ask dad if he can help me top up to the amount that I need. But then I don’t know how to go about that.. hehe. I’ll probably get an earful from him about cutting down on expenses.

However, I just found out that R.Age pays RM80-RM100 per article depending on its length and they pay RM21 PER photo.

Let’s see,I wrote three articles. Two of them are full length. 12 photos from the three articles in total. You do the maths. Wellll..for a student like me its alot already, so I’m more than happy!

🙂 With the saved money, chinese new year money and the generous pay from R.Age(not to mention I’ve not even used the money I got from the article I wrote for the Star back in March..which is not much, but any money is good money, now that I need some)…I’m only about a hundred bucks away from my target amount! Yay!

The first phone I fell in love with while surfing around was the Sony Ericsson’s z610i. It’s not official but the price is about RM1100-Rm1200.

It’s a 3G phone with a 2.0mp camera. One thing that saddens me about the phone is that it does not have FMradio. Yeah, go roll your eyes. Other than that, I’m not quite clear about any of the other functions, but it seems alright.

What I’m SO totally in love with is :-

1) It’s a flip phone. I’ve only had candybars all my life. (Nokia 3310, 3315 and 6100..)

2) It has a metallic-reflective cover and it FUNCTIONS as a screen. I know, I know. Hold your horses. I know that most flip phones have a ‘screen’ on the cover. You’ll have to look at the photos to know what I’m going about. It’s like if there’s no activity going on, the phone’s cover just looks like, well, a metallic cover. But when there’s an sms or a call, the cover will change into a screen! How cool is that???

3) Even though I’ll have to buy an extra memory card, the z610i uses some M2 memory card thingie(I’m quite tech-illiterate..to a certain point.) which can expand up to 1GB!! 😀

4) It functions as an MP3 player too!!

I’m just worried that it’ll scratch easily. Maybe I’ll get a pouch for it.

My only concern is, however, PINK, BLUE OR BLACK???

Pink phones are so much prettier. But I’m sure I’ll get sick of it fast. Mmm.

Blue ..especially in this shade, somewhat baby blue, is my favourite colour.

Black is sexy. But so common! How laaa?



I wonder if that black dot next to the black line is actually a camera lens? Should be right since it is a 3G phone?

The pink phone!! I’ve a feeling this phone is quite thick. I can’t wait to go back to KL and hit the mobile phone distributors and run my fingers across them to have a feel!

The Nokia 7390 is perhaps my dream phone. It’s got everything the z610i has, except better. (The z610i has 72-polyphonic chords. Whatever that is).

A 3mp camera, 3G, FMradio, functions as an MP3 player etc.

You know what bags the prize? This baby has SNAKE on it. I’m the ultimate Snake champion and some people have even said that the way I play snake is a form of art. Haha.

Did I mention that it’s PINK and beautiful? .. 🙁 I am a very girly girl. I cannot help it.

SO BEAUTIFUL!! I can’t find a picture of the back of the phone but let me assure you that it is drop dead gorgeous.

Okay, ready to hear how much this phone costs?

RM2100/-. Without taxes.

Next up is the Nokia 7373. The 7390 and 7373 are from the same collection. The Nokia L’Amour collection that is. I thought they already came up with the L’Amour collection back in February? I remember entering some contest trying to win the phones. They look exactly like these models except they are mostly gold in colour which pales in comparison to these shades of pink!

One thing I really like about this phone is that it’s got a damn huge screen.

The downside? Not a 3G.

I understand that those who have 3G phones hardly make use of the function. If I’m wrong about the internet-3G relations, then I won’t be so seduced by the whole 3G factor.

But I guess I can do without 3G.

it’s a swivel phone. Though not as sexy as the two phones I mentioned above, but at least it is pink, has a camera, can be used as an Mp3 player and furthermore, I’d like to be able to see the face of the person who calls me via that big ass screen. Something the z610i cannot do with its metallic-screen cover.

The screen size and the pinkness of the phone entice me, which is why I’m considering it.

Set at RM1.6k(and it’s not even 3G, sigh).. I’m not sure if I should get it. Maybe the z610i is a better choice in terms of functions and price. Let’s not even bring the Nokia 7390 into the equation. I don’t shit gold bars. I wish I did though. Sigh.

As an Internet addict, this phone seems quite ideal. The Dopod 577w is wifi enabled and just imagine being able to detect wifi connections wherever you are. No more lugging my laptop around!

Camera is only 1.3mp and it can play mp3s, yes.

Hate the design. Hate hate hate.
But I like the design on the back of the phone and the phone’s side profile looks real good too. Hate the front of the phone. Hateeeee.

Set at RM1100 – RM1300.. it IS within my budget but the design really kills it for me. The phone’s specifications are less appealing than the three phones above but WIFI!! I want WIFI!

Yeap, only the front part looks crap.

Here’s a full list of the comparisons between the four phones!

I got a call from my parents today and Mum was telling me that they were going to go buy Mervyn’s Ipod Nano later. Dad shouted in the background, “With his own money!”

I took the opportunity to tell them about my plans and before I could say much, Mum cut in and said, “yes! You want a new phone ma, correct?”

And I’m like, “YEs yes yes yes!! With my own money okay……” (I’ll leave the parental top up bit till later, when I’ve finally decided what phone I want. But I think I should be okay on my own if I want the z610i.)

I could hear Dad say in the background, “Aren’t you supposed to be saving up for that BMW for me?”

My dad, always the kidder. 🙂 I could hear him rattling off many BMW models while I told my mother my plans.

Dad said, “Eh, why don’t you take Yea yea’s old phone?”. My late grandfather’s phone is kept at home as a spare phone.

Nearly in tears, I said, “Dad, my phone’s still quite alright and in actual fact it looks prettier than Yea Yea’s old phone. I want a newwww phone.”

LOL. No! I don’t want my grand dad’s Nokia 3100.(or issit? Some new model 3000 series one lah.)

I mean, I’d use if my phone dies on me and I have no spare cash to splurge on a newer and better phone.

Just that…i want to upgrade! It’s been 3 years!


I bet most of you are super sien already as I keep posting photos of my carved teeth every other week.

But you would too if you spent approximately 6 hours on each tooth and full concentration on minute details!

The last tooth to carve would be the 1st upper right molar. I really enjoyed carving the crown. So happy with it that before I went to bed, I’d take it out of its box and look at it lovingly, give it a good rub to retain the shine and then put it back into the box and go to sleep.

The crown was relatively easier to carve as compared to its roots.

Almost everybody in the first class broke their roots. You could hear “Aah!”, “Aah!”, “AAaah!” popping up consecutively. And for every “aaah!” the whole class moans, “Ohhhhhh…”.

My classmates are quite the orchestra, aren’t they?

The molar has three roots and you were suppposed to carve a block of wax into three parts which are away from each other. Not very easy to do. Amazingly, the dental technologist could still solder it back together by running it over the bunsen burner. But it is still very demoralising.

Our dean said that this would be the first of many many roots that we will break in our career. Not wax roots, but real roots. Even the best dentists break roots.

Poor Lie Yuen’s tooth broke in half! It was not her fault that the inside of her wax was pretty porous. Such a pity.

Our dental technologist is damn skillful.

My lovely crown.

My roots. I’m so glad I didn’t break any. I made the roots short and so its not as fragile. Short roots are actually very much like the real roots of the molar tooth. It shouldn’t even be that long in the first place.

The buccal roots(the roots facing the insides of your cheek) should curve towards each other. I wish I did it properly. Arghh!

All ready to be graded by my lecturers.

Oh, oh! This is actually a full length skirt. Makes a nice tube dress, doesn’t it?


I love good news!

My cousin sister who is in the States, msned me today and told me that my oldest cousin brother, Mian Yong, has finally proposed to his long time girlfriend, Pearl.

LOL! She started off saying that he brought his girlfriend to Colorado and they went to the Niagara falls.

As they were standing there, watching the gigantic waterfall, fireworks played in the distant.

He took the ring out of his pocket..and said….


“Oi.. here’s the ring.”


Then Pearl was like, “Hah? Like that only ar?” But took the ring anyway. hahaha.

YAY! Another wedding on the way. Best of all, they might even come back to Malaysia to hold a wedding dinner. Definitely gonna have one in the United States and another wedding dinner in Hong Kong, where Pearl is from.

The ring cost my cousin USD4000, okay? Hahaha. He said that he is damn broke now.


Just the other night, Barry and I were talking on MSN. We were talking about boobs and he said that he doesn’t like saggy boobs.

Barry: Some boobs look all good when they are in the bra, but falls down to navel level when the bra is removed. Ew.
Me: Sometimes slightly saggy boobs are good because they form cleavages easily. I’m quite sad actually because I don’t
      have a cleavage.
Barry: Be happy with your boobs lah! Alot of Malaysian girls are airports.
Me: I know, I know. Somehow I’m not quite satisfied with my size. It doesn’t look big to me. Unlike this friend of mine
      whom I went to Redang with. She had a lovely cleavage! I can’t get a natural cleavage because my boobs are obtuse.
Barry: Don’t go bitching about your boobs! 
Me: Really. One breast is like “Hey I’m going over there for awhile,” and the other one is like, “Alright, catch you later.”
Barry: LOL! Then they go their separate ways.
Me: Yah! Then maybe they play catching also. *horrid mental images of two lumps chasing each other around my body*
Barry: Use wonder bra lah.
Me: My sticky sillicon bra works that way! But I don’t wear them all the time mah, especially not with bikinis.
Barry: Don’t bitch about your boobs so much, I use your boobs to tie you up only you know!
Me: LOL!! OMG. That is NOT possible.


What a stupid conversation.