The title says it all. This is an outdated post. I was clearing my desktop a while ago and these folders still pops up there as I’ve yet to write about it. So, this is a summary of what happened when I was in Singapore 2010 with my family and some friends. It was a great trip. I think all of my Singapore trips are just amazing. I also know where’s where already being there so often. Being a good brother, starting this post with a picture with my sister. The view is so much better than just this picture. I think the picture is just an “understatement” of how great the view was. I rarely take pictures with my brother. Not sure if this was a candid shot or if it was planned. But a picture with my very own brother is like.. GOLD? Haha. And here’s when the sister decides to join the brothers! I’ve said this and I am saying this AGAIN. If you are in Singapore, you cannot avoid Bens and Jerrys ice cream. It’s like some really really good stuffs, minus the long queues. Love the texture and unique flavours. Don’t remind me about being fat. If I am right, Vivocity or Harbour Front has one. You shan’t go to Singapore if you are NOT visiting the Universal Studios. I mean, come on. It’s like the “IN” thing. This is one ride I would prolly play over and over again. But call me stupid, I played this as my first ride. And I was the only one who got ALL WET! Like, first ride. All wet. No joke. But it was really really fun. I am now tempted to go there just for this ride! It goes on a rotation, and if you are lucky, you get WET. And I was lucky. I am just trying to be optimistic aight? 😛 Some kiddy ride for a break. This is a mini-roller coaster which I thought it was not that mini after all. Jurassic Park. Not fully opened when I was there, but I want you to know it’s wicked. Oooooh. And the roller coaster. Like for real. I love this. I went in twice. Haha. And I cheated my mum into going in with me on the second round. How evil can I be? Here’s the grand entrance. The tall designs and built are quite amazing la. I really admire them actually. This is a “vomit-generator”. I can really puke sitting in it any longer than 5 minutes. It’s so super fast and dizzzzy! :O Hot stuffs la! Hot! She is damn fierce ok? I wonder if her assets are real. Shhh. This is the shopping alley. It’s crazily expensive, but some things are really cute and unique la. If you’ve a girlfriend to please, maybe you can grab some things in there! This is me trying to think that being fat is okay. Just saying. SHREKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. This 4D thingy is awesome beyond words. I love how the effects made me feel all crazy. I know the food is frigging pricy. But, you’ve not much of a choice actually. Some satay rice. Haha. Not really sure. It doesn’t look that appetising, does it? The outdoor roller coaster was not opened when we were there. He is SHORTER THAN ME! And he is so small size la. Like, really. … but he’s friendly. I really admire how they get into their character the moment they walk out. This picture is awful. But it was taken to tag friends. Bwahahaha. I am evil like that. This is like a wicked LIVE studio and it shows you how they shoot and more. Quite an experience. They look evil and fierce. My HI was rejected. How can you not take a picture with the globe when you are at Universals Studio Singapore? Also, I went to Marina Bay. It was some new year event they were having. People can thrown in balls with their wishes. I wanted to write my number and throw it in, but it was only for Singapore citizens. Ooh. I had lunch at one of this Chinese Restaurant in a hospital. Unique food, and the desserts were craazy! They had some really nice cubicles of … kuih? Not really, not too sure actually. But it has a really sweet tastes and apparently it’s good for health. See the irony? This is some digestive apple juice after the meal. I was drinking things from test tube. But the juice was fresh and awesome. I won’t mind having them more often. And on our way back, our Ms Crazy. She has more ugly photogs. But I decided to be nice for once. So, Singapore. I do miss you much. Imma be back. Soon.
So, in the past 20 years of my life, Hari Raya was just a Public Holiday. I mean, the reason I look forward to it, it’s because it’s holidays. So, what do you do during Hari Raya? I don’t know if it’s because I got older, or maybe perhaps, the ads all over the place sink into me this year. And I felt a lil more of the Raya spirit. I looked forward to some Rendang and all; though I did not have any invitations. I shamelessly offered myself. Haha. Nah, just kidding. But I think it was more productive than the usual Rayas. I spent most of the days with my family
being a good boy, like I always am. Went for a family war, bowling! Okay, we do that quite often, especially when we get to hang out together. But it was really fun, especially when I get to beat my brother in bowling! You know, I feel damn semangat after that! 😛 Taken with my iPhone LOMO App. And we had quite a simple dinner and I thought it’s pointless I blog about it. Being a Malaysian, it’s Raya, so we became a lil more Malay; where we actually went to Rasa Utara for a great dinner. I felt like a VVIP, no one was in the restaurant except us. 6 staffs to serve and cook for us. Yes, the kitchen area is visible. Here you get the Rendang with Rice. The rendang is a lil sweet but spicy. If you’re not too afraid of chilli hot, yeah, try it. I’ve to say that the rice is unique. I can’t describe la.This is the Mee Rebus. So, thinking about it, my dad said that Mee Rebus in Rasa Utara is a lil inconsistent. But well, he took the risk and ordered it anyway. I don’t know why. I wasn’t too impress with the menu. And I went on with an ordinary choice. Fish and Chips ala Malaysia. Eh, still got the Malaysia word behind okay? I’ve to say the fish was amazing! The chips were ordinary. But the fish. Yes, very power la! So damn best! This is another amazing dish. It’s a lil pricy. But I’m sure it’s good stuffs. The meat is just succulent and juicy. It’s the Rasa Utara Satay! The sauce is damn good too. There you go, the sauce. Best tau! Mesti cuba! All in all, I’ve heard of it’s inconsistencies but I think it’s no harm giving it a try. Good food doesn’t hurt right? And if it’s bad, just tell the world like we always do la! ____________________________________________________________________________ Address: G-12, 13, Ground Floor, West Wing Telephone: 03 – 2144 7118
So, turning 21 was all the happy moments. Apart from the last minute frustrations of who to invite, when to have it and you know it, Imma just a great procrastinator. And maybe, I work best at such times. So, track back a lil. On my actual birthday, my boss at (@ilovediscountmy) actually brought me and Yen Fen for lunch. We somehow walked around and we ended up at Marmalade, Bangsar Village. Being a pasta fan, I went for the Grilled Chicken Pesto Spaghetti. I thought the taste was weird initially, but after a bite or two, i started to fall in love with it. It’s addictive. If you hate the smell of vegetables of pesto, this is so not yours. The olives makes it taste great too. Thinking about it, I should just head there and grab a bite one of these days. I love indulging in good food. At night, my parents decided to bring me out for a walk. I ended up getting myself some really good tees and some jeans and khakis, which I thought it actually summed up the 2 years I’ve not bought pants. Being someone who has a sweet teeth, mum offered for Haagen Dazs. Apa lagi? Sapu only la right! The last I had a proper Haagen Dazs (not in scoops, but in a mega serving) was a few years back in Penang. So, here you go. I indulge in this great stuff. I won’t mind going back for it again. Any takers? It’s best to have it when you share it with friends la. No selfish selfish all. =) And here comes the weekend, where I had a party. Well, a dinner in a way. I don’t party hard anyways. Imma good boy. So, in a celebration, the Malaysian way; we can never do without food right? So, here’s all the super fooood you can see. And of randomness, I actually think that the Yong Tau Fu is super good, and the Satay is more than just awesome! Betul la. Tak tipu. Now, I feel like heading to the Haji Samuri near MRR2 for some good good satays! Another offer, anyone? As usual, this is the bunch who takes the most pictures most of the time. They are just best best crazy kawans! Lovin’ them to bits. They make my days on the weekends, and maybe sometimes, the weekdays too. Some friends and family over at my party. See, I just proved my point. They take more pictures than I do. And, here you go. I am hungry looking at it all now. Serious. No Joke! See the Yong Tau Fu? 😛 I don’t know what to say, but look at her face! Someone asked me about the caterer, and the interior. So, I’ve got a horse there. Thinking about it, I think I was actually born in the Year of the Horses. But I don’t know how to ride a horse, neither do I talk to the horse. Satay Satay Satay! I am going back to Haji Samuri sometime this week. I don’t care! Me with the fatness looks. I call it indulgence, but many call it fattening. But this picture definitely beat my picture hands down la! Nick, you win! Ice kacang. I have this weird thing I don’t know why. I ask for Ice Kacang kosong; where there’s only crushed ice. I will then pour cordial in it and just eat it that way. I think, now, I have issues kan? I had my food. I felt like a superstar. People came to take pictures of me. This is shameless captions of myself (and the food) They wanted to be superstars that day too! So, I gave them a chance. Err, I said I gave them a chance.Sorry for the hideous pictures. My sister held the camera all the time. I hardly took my phone out for pictures except for Tweeting. I think my iPhone pictures might look better! Family. =) We don’t know which camera was flashing so, we just turn our heads 180 degrees. A bigger family, with aunties and uncles. 😀 This was a photo I insist that I must take. My grandma (dad’s side) and my grandpa (mum’s side) that I told myself I’ve gotta take this. Not that I’m thinking of anything mean, but hey, they are my grandparents. They are oldies. They watched me grow. Okay, the other 2 apes that came out of the jungle. They drive me up the wall but yet at times, it’s still all good. Some church friends that came. I think Min Han looks really fierce! 😛 See, I think the jungle opened up it’s way for them to be there with me. I am blessed. =D I thought I’d just show something to make you remember this post. So, this was the only picture that might put this post in your mind. How a guy tried to kiss another guy on his birthday. Not just an ordinary birthday, but my 21st birthday! More church friends. I remember how I grew up with them every time I see this picture. How can my Uni mates be exempted right? I wanna highlight the girl on the right. She is as usual, crazy. If the pictures below shows her jumping and all, I think she came out from the jungle too! 😛 I actually really love this pic! =) And here’s where the game actually began. I was splashed, more like poured water on. No ice water this round. So, I think it’s still cool. And I think it was like drama. Everyone’s watching! Here’s my dad secretary who was reluctant, but made to take a picture of my wet self. I was like all wet. Wet to the very wet. See, I told you. Drama kan!?!?! Everyone’s looking! 😀 Got changed. More uni friends came later to hang out. Check out Edmund’s face on the right. I don’t know what his mouth was trying to do. I really don’t. From the jungle? Or maybe more like from APIIT. Jeng Jeng Jeng. I tak tau what’s this. So, this was a belated party with the I Love Discounts team. We rock. So, they celebrated mine and Yen Fen’s (Web Designers) birthday together. Hers was later in August. So, a small cake. We got Starbucks vouchers too! Our company loves us to the max. Super max! 😀 And of course, these are the gifts I got. Truly happy about it. The Super Heroes thingy was awesome. I got a Superman iPhone 4 cover. I think thats just too awesome. I feel the power now. Topman and Soda gave me great attires. Machines? Don’t be deceive. It’s still tshirt! But with all your generosity, I am buying a MacBook. So, I’ll still be a happy boy! 😀 Next post, I will do an official Thank You message la! I’ve actually written down all your names and all. It means a lot to me. =)
The bad thing about having a birthday party is when everyone you know for quite a period of time comes to you and say, “Wah, so big boy already. I saw you grow up” and things that revolves just that. Oh, and maybe another thing, “Wah, so big boy already. So leng chai. Got girlfriend ah?”. I think that this was definitely one of the hottest question I was being asked when I turned 21 a few weeks back. I actually so wanted to blog about my birthday itself, but then I thought, let’s make this a little more elaborate than my usual posts. I thought I wanted to really reflect (yeah, big word) on how things have been in my life the past 21 years? Without a shadow of doubt, I am grateful for even just the 21 years of (good) life I have had. And of course, there have been many “highs” and “lows” in my life, but I am actually grateful that I scrape through it all. So, let me go through some bits here and there of my life before turning 21. Been a child, I have always been called “Andy Lau” by my uncles and aunties. Don’t ask me why. I think I was MADE to take this picture. And one of my kindergarten buddy – Dorcas. And yes, that’s my blur face.Then I grew up slightly older, got cooler and entered a kindergarten. When I took a flash back on all these pictures, I chuckled to myself and say, “Oh, cutenya!” Yes, obviously my SYOK SENDIRI moments. This was when I was 4, 5 and then I went on to be a specky at 6. And yes, I graduated okay. I was a brilliant student. Haha. To look back, I wasn’t an outstanding student back at St John’s – Primary. Nothing amazing I did. Or prolly, just being a nice guy who always gets bullied. Either that, or I was always being punished by my teachers. Yes, I’ve been punished crazily many times. I am not ask good as you think I am lah. And to cut the primary school story short, i was just an ordinary student. Going through life like you did. But life became more interesting when I got into Secondary School. It’s because I finally know how to fought back. Hahaha. In fact, I got more active in my Secondary School years. I had more friends. I had more feelings. I had more emotions. But one thing for sure in my early Secondary School years, I had a crush. Shh. What Where How Who? No gossip girls here. I’ve said it and it ends here. But one of the things I miss about high school? My amazing alma mater and my school mates. We at St John’s, we do everything except studying. Okay, I speak for myself lah. Yes, we don’t care even if we are in the lab. We go all out to fool around. So, who says guys can’t pose again? Yes, when we try to act nerdy. We tend to fail miserably. And yes, I miss wearing my blazers. Yes, we tried to pose AGAIN.. And we obviously FAILED. Chiu and Bryan’s fault! It was Chiu again, and did you spot the headphones wire? 😛 This took us sooo long okay? And well, yes, being involved in DRAMA. I miss being a part of the Drama Team. Okay, in actual fact, I think I actually miss skipping class for 2 months more. 😛 But we had loads of fun. We acted, practised and changed scripts. How amazing is that right? Yes, we acted champions even though we aren’t champions. Are we over confident or just “syok sendiri”? And of course there were many other memories that happened back in high school. And in this period of time, I came to know someone, and we became like the bestest friends ever. The happy moments flew by in a year. Things were all good, all great, all going the way it should be and until something cropped up. Being someone sentimental, I find myself trapped in my own emotions. I was a slave to my own emotions for quite a while losing this friend of mine. I told myself so many things, I had so many sleepless nights, I did so many things to save the friendship but to no avail. I told myself I would never wanna get so dependent on a friend or on anyone at all anymore. But recently, I think I found myself being in the same similar situation AGAIN. Yes, I’m trying hard. But sometimes, it’s really easier said than done? I wish I could care less. I wish I could brush off these disappointments. I wish I could just say, “Oh, it’s okay lah. Anything. Up to you.”. But you know, sometimes, LIFE IS LIFE. And maybe that’s just my weakness. But I don’t want to be a slave to my own emotions again. It’s really tiring. And life goes on.. Not too long later, a friend of mine, a classmate of a highschool passed away in the Cornell. It was declared sudden death. At that point of time, I did wonder why was life this way. He was the smartest boy in St John’s. He is the one who challenges all the answers from the teachers. And it really came as a great surprise. I’ve came to a point where “Life is Short” sink in. I then of course came out of high school and I knew another bunch of new friends. If you are asking me if I got culture shock, I think I did for a short period of time. Haha. But things got better. I actually thought college life was easier. I met a brand new bunch of
apes friends. Cool bunch I’d say. A good mixture of studious and notorious kids. I am of course the good boy la. So the studious kind. Yes, they often much torture me. But yeah, it’s still all cool. No, we’re not nerds. And one of the highlights of my past few years, I thought.. Would also to have successfully brought ADORE up, by the grace of God. A concert which has happened for the past 3 years and has blessed over 1500 lives of the youngster. Truly an awesome thing I’d remember in my life. The team that was behind my back. The team that gave me great support. Yes, they are a bunch of adorable awesome gang that I’ve ever had! :))
I won’t mind working with them again. Like, really. I am excited to see how ADORE will continue to be an event that will bless the youths around. And in the above particular year, DrummerforChrist joined us as special guests too! I think these are just some of the highlights of me before turning 21. There could be more. BUT NEXT UP: My 21st Birthday. It’s gonna be a long long one!
Here’s the great thing about writing blogs. I won a 2 Days 1 Night stay at Golden Palm Tree Sea Villas & Spa by writing this. It was an unexpected victory but it made me feel good. The place I was given a night stay was actually worth RM 599 a night for two. But I’ve to say the view was magnificent and beyond words. So, I thought I’d head down with my family for a quick weekend getaway since it was school holidays and it was a Sunday – Monday where I don’t have classes on Monday. So, we definitely went for a quick swim and just rock and roll. But my skin get crinkled too fast so I went off to take a quick shower first and took some pictures! Can’t you see the genuine smile? ;p No, no. I am not vain. Not at all. I don’t know what my brother was trying to pose. But yeah … Sister. 😉 The view from where I was sitting. It looks so good. It’s like the suites wee all built above waters and they have approx 900 rooms there. I am impressed. A view from my room to the beach. The beach was busy and it wasn’t too bad! I don’t know how the idea of “taking-a-picture-of-my-feet” came about; but my feet looks good what!!?!?!? Another poserr! Opps, you saw that iPhone. Yes, your tweet replies for me was all about being JEALOUS! But seriously, it was friggin’ good that it’s worth a tweet! See, see, this was from my room. And it was fantastic. The room was huge enough for all 5 of us with a cozy sofa, 2 beds, Internet connection, Astro flat screen TV, huge toilet / bathrooms, Oh, if you were following my tweets, I actually talked about the bathing area where everyone can see everyone, if you don’t close the blind la! So many things can be done on the flooor woot! So here’s the thing. I was too busy eating and was too hungry that I told myself to screw pictures. We drove about 30 minutes out from the hotel to Tanjung Sepat food good food. Seafood, to be exact. Coincidentally, my mum’s colleague was back in her hometown, Tanjung Sepat. So, she brought us out. See that Claypot Curry thingy? I love that most!Yes, only crazy shots of this guy will appear here. Decent shots of him will never appear in my blog!So, this is one amazing trip. I wanna stay in hotels, like, forever. I mean. For real. It’s amazing the services and the convenience you get. Don’t remind me of the price. ___________________________________________________________________________ Address: Sepang Goldcoast, No. 67 Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang | Kg. Bagan Lalang,Sepang 43950, Malaysia
A long long overdue post due to my new found love – procrastination. Honestly, I’ve another like pending 8 events from 2010 to blog about. And gosh, this isn’t good for my reputation. LOL. Anyways, this was one of the event I think it was significant to me and to many others. In October, we had a Worship Night with Sidney Mohede, who was here for the weekend. The humble man who always calls himself “Sidney More-headache”. I had a fun time worshipping. Prolly it’s always fun to worship God despite the circumstances we are all going through. And of course apart from ADORE, which I had even more fun worshipping. Imagine shaking the heavens together in one voice and 7 chairs broke that night. For real. I’m talking too much, let’s get the pictures going.The Saturday night Worship event with Sidney Mohede in Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church with the Church’s main team.The guy himself: Sidney Mohede. Oh on a random note, he loves Malaysian coffee! I know this is blurry. But I wanted to show that Worship is NEVER boring. It’s always fun. And on Sunday, he led worship in church as well. I was a part of the team on Sunday. I’ve to tell you I’ve learned so so much from the man himself. He thought me humility most. A guy with his humbleness who has brought him thus far. God’s good. Also, we also brought him out for lunch to SUKA. SUKA is a new restaurant around Bukit Bintang area and is a cozy and nice hangout place. We know the owner there so we kinda love going there for a quick hangout. The ambience is nice with high ceiling, relaxing songs and above average food. Oh, it’s affordable too. The table we booked: My parents and my so-called sister snapped a picture with the man himself before meals. A family snap shot (Amanda Saputra, so called sister) with Sidney. Sidney telling his life story. Okay, I kinda remembered he was lah. The 2 girls with their drinks – Amanda and Ashley. Here’s Sidney busy twitting his 3 varieties of food. And on another random note, he apparently likes Malaysian food too. Oh if you want to, follow his twitter at: @SidMohede (follow mine too lah! :D) That was what he ate in one afternoon……. ….. JUST KIDDING! We kinda shared to get a taste of them. It looks really delicious lah! It tastes delicious too! Me, having sweet tooth, I love desserts. Cantik kan? And here comes Amanda’s 21st Birthday Surprise. First time ever celebrating in Malaysia without her family. But yeah, still my sister lah! 😀 She was in tears that we remembered and gave her a cake, and of course it was together with Sidney! The 4 siblings! Tai-kar-cheh seated. A few more piccas before we head off from the place. All in all, great time of learning and worshipping in one weekend! I’ll just keep doin’ it and never wanna stop!
At Kong Kong’s birthday, food was aplenty at all table. It was truly a great celebration we had. This is Kong Kong and one of my relatives; you know I don’t really remember who’s who as I get more and more distant from my long lost relatives. Cousins #1 – Elizabeth, Justin and Terrence Cousins #2 – Jason, Nelson, Allison And more food. This fish was really awesome and delicious. I remembered I had loads of it. Now you know why I am fat, don’t chu? 😛 This was what I was saying, my embarrassing moments. I had to do a performance with some of my cousins. I literally hold the mic throughout the song. I’ve been singing often, but not in front of a bunch of relatives and with my cousins as my support. It was one great experience though it was just a little uncomfortable singing in front of your relatives. And prolly despite how bad you sing, it’d still be good feedback. I did felt a little uncomfortable. And this cousin of mine Justin; played the electric guitar as a performance. I seriously forgotten the name of the complicated song though I know it was a tough song to play. The ever joyous and lively Kong Kong: Performance by my other cousins: Don’t they look like twins? Adeline and Amy. Amy is just a year younger than me. I did a multimedia presentation for my grandpa’s birthday. It was just great memories to see how much each and everyone has grown. Yes, spot my baby picture in it if you can! 😛I just realised I’ve not uploaded the video on Youtube, i’d do so tomorrow aite? Love your precious ones!