Thursday, June 30, 2011
My sister is coming back soon from London in another 1 month time. We will be flying back Miri in the same flight!! :D I foresee a fat August with her together because she said she misses msia food badly which she wants this and that when she's back otherwise she gives me no sleep at night.
Oh well. :/ What can I say? Bye abs. You'll forever be a dream.
Monday, June 27, 2011
With the calendar right in front of me, I can't help but counting down to the last day of internship over and over again. 14 working days. 18 days inclusive of weekends. Even though I'm not even done with my final presentation, the excitement remains there.
People been asking me to extend my internship. Even I myself thought of doing that earlier. But now, seriously?! No way!!
People been asking me to extend my internship. Even I myself thought of doing that earlier. But now, seriously?! No way!!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
*very long yet touching article. sob*
as usual someone please get limyewchen to sit in front of his pc and read it,thanks!
Monday, June 20, 2011
It's either the toned, fabulous body or those with flabby arms and spare tyre! Many days ago fter staring at SNSD's yuri's abs for a continuous 3 days, I decided that it is time for me to start building some abs muscles which among my friends, none are targeting that so far. Abs muscles on girls are so sexy for me that, I can't help it but to exercise everyday after work hoping to get the perfect abs (which is difficult and near to impossible to me i think :( )
this body is like so perfect!!
However, seeing all those pictures of fit girls in different attire is so motivating that whenever I feel like giving up, I look back at those pictures and often question myself: what is the reason of you started all this at the first place? And then, pushing myself to the extreme and the muscle pains after that was so satisfying. Nonetheless, the first step is always the most difficult.
The were times when I just felt like sleeping the minute I got back home after work. Hence, determination is important. But there is one thing which I fail to resist every time I pass by.
Thank you Starbucks. You are the reason of my failed abs. Nevertheless, I still love you.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
This is meant for me to vent out my anxiety towards my soon-to-be final presentation to the HR staffs in shell. Well, it's a matter of employment or not for me; something which I can't help not to worry for since the first day I entered Shell.
My supervisor and colleagues are undeniably great people who will lend you a hand when you are tangled in difficulties, helpless situations and some crap moments you might have with other people. But, what's driving me crazy is they expect me to know something clearly which at some time, I might not know.
And working with caucasians, there's always the risk that they will compare you with the Europeans/American back in their country, forgetting that we are those typical Asians. For Asians, we are shy and we don't talk much crap when on the phone. On fine example I came across would be when I visited BSP with Andy from the state.
Usually, when the Asians make a phone call, we always start with a simple hello and straight into the point without beating around the bush. But, for the caucasians, they will go like "hey, how have you been doing? How's your wife Marie?......" and they go on with some spice of their life for like 5 mins then only they go into the purpose of their calls and stuffs. In this case, they will either said the Asians have no manner or shy or not proactive.
Or in some other case, when you are at work, the best thing would be do not let your bosses catch you chit-chatting with friends at the corridor. This is one common thing where all Asians avoid pretty hard. Let the boss see that they are digging into their works passionately and not letting them having the chance of catch them bullshiting at the corridor. But, if your boss is caucasian, you might have to do it the other way round. Need I say more? Because for them it is like "wow, you are having some serious discussion with the engineers..." and etc etc.
To sum it up, I might be too general or stereotype in this. But what I want to say is, it is difficult to please everyone in the same cubicle. Some expect you to be like this, some expect you to be different than that.
My message to whom it may concern would be: You have secured a job in Shell. Now, it's my turn to get my best shoot. If I fail this time, I will be hindered from applying shell for the next 2 years which is a big thing I tell you. So, please. You know seeking for employment nowadays is difficult and please don't screw with me. Be a good Samaritan, let me pass otherwise I will just hope that Karma will hit you back soon.
Yes I know this sounds desperate but who won't be at this point? Go die if you are not.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Before I start with this long-winded entry that I foresee, I would have to state that my boyfriend maybe been to so many places eg. holland, switzerland, amsterdam, paris, vatican city, dublin, taiwan and so forth, he is definitely a loser when it comes to KL. Ironic isn't it? KL is my place, my shopping heaven, food heaven just that too bad I don't stay there. What a turn off.
We stayed in KL for a mere 2 days 1 night at cititel, midvalley for the sake of nice food and my shoppings. Shopping! I'm kinda sick of online shopping for no reason. Catching an early morning flight has always been a pain in my ass, what's more it was pouring heavily in Miri that morning when we were leaving to the airport. The check-in was unpleasant as usual. To make things better, we bought some sandwiches from starbucks so that we could just shut up and eat and not whining over the long queue.
This trip was all about eating. Before we departed to KL, I had sandwiches. Upon arrival to the hotel for check-in, we already finished one big pack of lays potato chips because it was too yummy. Once we checked in, I grabbed his hands and raced to Sushi Zanmai for sashimi and my sukiyaki which I had been craving for ages. Man, I felt so alive the minute I stepped into Zanmai.
oh my sukiyaki
We then walked around mid valley endlessly, ended up with two big bags of clothes from topshop and one from nichii, which made me pretty happy because I used to be a shopaholic and am still is. Since it was our month-sary or whatever you called it that day, we decided to dine at italiannies which served best pasta, and pizza ever. Instead of pizza, we opted for lamb shank which was really delicious and alluring.
My greatest achievement throughout this trip would be managed to drag him to the cinema for kungfu panda2 which I have been dying to watch. The story of the success behind was simply i bought and printed the tickets 2 days earlier and left him no choice unless he didn't mind RM31 to be in drain. The downside would be he actually fell asleep half way the movie. =_=
To sum it up, this is an unorganized entry which I just wanted to write something while waiting for that guy to get his shower done so that he can whatsapp me good night and i can sleep after that. Now that he is done, I'm gonna end this entry with a picture of us and good night! More proper updates tomorrow. Bye!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I dreaded waking up as early as 7a.m. every of my weekdays for the work (internship). I checked in onto my bed at 11p.m. sometime but the fact that I only fall asleep after 12 midnight remains there.
My seniors who are employed and working their asses off been telling me that it's time to face the reality. But mind you, I have another year to go before I face this wake-up-at-7am-and-go-to-work reality.
I hope you enjoy yours now because the only reason I'm looking forward to the end of internship is I do not have to wake up early every single morning anymore! I am not an early person.
Friday, June 10, 2011
*This post is gonna be so saturated with pictures that I love!
I'm finally back to blogging after a not really that long hiatus all because I was away for the holiday with the bf in Perth! Perth, my turn to say been there done that even though not for long. Well, like what most of my friends describe, it's nothing happening compared to Melbourne. Oh well, depends who you are there with though I must say.
Btw guys please quit saying this is a honeymoon or whatever cause i'm not wedded yet! This is just our short gateway in Perth, to break free from all sort of craps at the workforce.
So we covered Fremantle, Margaret River and etc in Perth. I have vague memories towards the name of the street or whatever else cause I was too indulged with the food there. Enough of the nonsense, I know you guys hate reading as well, just see the pictures below.
Went to Fremantle/Freo for fish & chip after hearing so much about it. I was warned by the bf zillion times not to feed the seagulls as they will poop on me. Well, I really would feed them if he did not remind me constantly like an ah beng.
comment: go for traditional fish & chip cause it's the best!
Had the so called healthy burger by grill'd. This is the bf's. Have second look at it, it does not look any healthy to me but who cares? It was soooo yummy that I really felt like flying back to eat it again. :P It's called the front bar.
Comment: The taste almost gave me a cardiac arrest. AWESOME.
Had koko black for two nights simply because we couldn't resist the most tempting/best belgian hot chocolate ever! Picture above was belgian spoil which as you can see consisting: 1 choc mousse, 1 choc ice cream, 1 shortbread, 2 chocs, 1 choc cake. Belgian spoil and belgian hot chocolate are must try in koko black!
Comment: Need I say more?
We went to margaret river for 2 days 1 night and I had my first ever farm stay in my life before at birchfield farmstay. Well, for a timid person like me, I must admit that it was really creepy and the noise of ponies at night was really intimidating. Other than that, it was a cosy place to stay in and we enjoyed burning the charcoal and woods to warm ourselves up at night cause it was really too cold.
Relying on the gps and a map, the bf insisted of driving all the way to the beach nearby Redgate. I had no idea how long it took him to drive there because I was fast asleep all the way in the car like a pig. But the view at the beach was one word: magnificient
Take this as a commercial break, I'm so tired of the captions.
Leeuwin Wine Estate. Too bad we went there nearer the time to winter cause all the leaves dried up and hence, no grapes. :(
When we had nothing to do at night, we just chilled at home or played with two hyperactives crazy dogs. :P
Heard so much about this restaurant - Ciao Italia. Where in order not to queue for 1-2 hours, we decided to have an early dinner at around 530pm. Guess what, we were lucky enough to get a table as it was really packed after we were being seated. I had ciao italia fettucine which bf had the veal with priscuttio or something like that I forgot. The highlight of the night would be the best tiramisu I have ever tasted before!!!
Tiramisu @ Ciao Italia
This was taken at Cottesloe Beach. Finally, after few rainy days, a warm sunny day! I mad love the sun that day and the clear blue sky as it was perfect, more than just perfect for photoshooting even with just a G12.
This was taken after a heavy dim sum breakfast at a restaurant. I would say this is my shot of the trip because the color was harmony and I love the sky that day! The bf said he's gonna send this picture for contest. Fingers crossed.
There was this night where we tried the korean BBQ as well thanks to Ching and Jono! It was super nice to eat bbq during cold weather but heads up, never bbq pork intestine. The texture gonna be rubber-like.
We had San Churro after a heavy bbq dinner. Tell me how not to put on weight with the amount of food we ate. San Churro was sort of spanish donuts and you dip it in various kinds of chocs, and eat it! We had dark chocs, white chocs, milky chocs, and caramels as dipping that night. So tasty! And I ordered this Spanish Hot Chocolates which was so thick that I really can't go for the whole cup. Blurp.
Comment: Go for the diluted one instead of the thick chocs!
Had nothing to do on the last day so we practically strolled around Perth City for hours then headed to The Melbourne Restaurant to check up Chef Marvin's cooking. What can I say? He's a great cook and my pleasure to taste his cooking!
This is probably my longest entry ever! I gained so much weight at least 3kg back from this trip but a happier girl. Thanks boyfriend for bringing me there for such a wonderful holiday. <3 <3 Have a guess where our next trip would be?