All entries for April 2005
April 30, 2005
A prayer to start another weekend…
…Lord, I have given up my pride
and turned away from my arrogance
I am not concerned with great matters
or with subject too difficult for me
Instead I am content and at peace
As a child lies quietly in its mother's arms
so my heart is quiet within me…
I rejoice in knowing that God's presence is felt everday, guiding me in everything that I do.
April 29, 2005
April 28, 2005
I spy with my lil eyes…something begining with B….
B for ... B est Friends ( I know we should have only one best friend but…I am a lucky gal..I know so many amazing people, it is hard to single out just one)...
And we went…to Kenilworth for tea today…
On the way to the tea house…
…we stopped at a playground…
finally the tea shop…guess the name for the shop – Time For Tea!
We ordered so much food. Like we haven't eaten for days. We had..
scones and tea of course…
Ommelette with mushroom and salmon..
Victorian sponge cake and apple pie (which had to be put at another table cause we ran out of space on our lil table)..
It was the best tea ever. Good company, good food..all in a cosy lil shop. And the weather was really nice. Guess what we did after tea…
chill in front of a lovely lake..singing random songs that come to our minds…
Such a lovely, lovely day.. it didn't all end here.. when we got home, Shu Bei and I made 'Cabbage Basket' (healthy brown rice with cabbage and carrots) We improvised the recipe by adding cheese. It was really good.
Thanks Shu, Ef and Joanne (Left to right) for a lovely day! You gals are awesome!
Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cooperl/entry/woo
*You're like me! The intelligent loner. You're shy at times but friendly, and you are never weak and always independent. You are incredibly intelligent (wise beyond your years) and have a talent for many things (sports, music, art). You have a kind and warm personality and enjoy the simple things. Like hanging out with friends and watching movies at home. But you're sometimes quiet nature makes you a bit of an outcast and a mystery to people. No matter how pretty you are or smart or athletic, you just can't seem to break into the crowd and be noticed. Don't worry, try to be more outgoing and speak out when you have more to say. Don't hide behind your books and sports and computer, get out there and get noticed. You also have deep desires in life and feel vunerable and alone at times. Don't feel sad either, What helps me to express feelings and dreams that I can't say to people, is through my writting. Maybe you should try. *
Another quiz for fun.
I like to describe myself a weird loner but certainly not intelligent. I think a lot about stuffs I hear, listen or see. Maybe I think too much. Though I am a loner, I am lucky to have some very good friends here and at home who love me for the me that I am.
April 26, 2005
Couldn't stop coughing during Financial Reporting lecture just now. I wish I would turn invisible and hide somewhere. Wanted to get out of the lecture room but couldn't cause I was sitting at the side and the very front and to get to the exit you have to climb up the stairs pass everyone to the very back. Yes the cough was that bad that I wanted to get out of the room.
I thought I have recovered but now it is back again. And I seem to get coughing fits at all the wrong times. Like during mass when Father starts giving his sermon, during lectures, and when mum called. The last one was the worse, I had such a hard time convincing her I was fine in between coughs.
So off I went to the Pharmacy after lecture to get cough drops cause mum said if my cough don't get any better I might end up with a lung infection. That really freaked me out.
Somehow I could still sing at Rev just now and I didn't get any horrible coughing fits. Maybe the cough drop did help. I had some before going to Rev. Or maybe I have a weird cough which breaks out at all the wrong times.
Was told that the cure for cough is tea with honey, lemon and whisky. Would have tried it but I will not be able to wake up tommorow for my 9am seminar after drinking whisky. Will try tommorow after my 9am seminar.
Love the song My Help that we sang in Rev today. Love it love it love it....
April 24, 2005
Writing about web page http://mus.blogs.friendster.com/longwindingroad/2005/04/excuses_not_to_.htmlStumbled onto this blog through Shi Ling's blog.
Realized I have commited all 10 of the excuses the whole of Week 1! Especially Excuse # 7. I keep going downstairs and opening the fridge to find something to eat even though I am not hungry. This is bad…I going to become a balloon. Gosh… I am a super procrastinator…What am I doing? I should stop procrastinating and start working! But today is a Sunday! My bonus excuse # 11. Not too good excuse…ok will start working on my report…. later when I finish blogging and reading others blogs...ooops... another of my bonus excuse # 12!
Had a huge diner tonight…
Shu made curry and grilled chicken. Godbrother Gan made soup..
Fel's sweet and sour pork..
Amelia's pretty jelly..
I made Nasi Lemak ( coconut rice)..
Yvonne and I made rice pudding…
I also made ice cream cake which was really crap. It was too hard. The rice pudding is a traditional Malaysian cake called Seri Muka. It was too soft. All my cooking went wrong today. But it was fun havin friends around. Everyone's happy faces after diner…
Watched an Indonesian movie later that night. No subtitle. So we guessed our way through the Indo Language which is slightly simmilar to Malay. The movie is '30 Hari Mencari Cinta' ( 30 Days to Find Love). About 3 girls who made a bet to find Love in 30 days. So they got into relationships hastily. One went out with a guy who turned out to be a a gay, another with a pervert, and another with a useless jerk. Typical storyline where friendship prevails in the end. None of them found love in 30 days. Another cheesy movie but it was fun and we had some really good laughs.
It is really hard to find a good guy. My friend said that good guys are either married or gay! I shall have to agree cause I have met so many jerks. Hmmmm…can't help but wonder if guys ever think that way too – that good girls are hard to find.
April 22, 2005
Its 9.15pm Friday night.. and I am home. Have been so busy working, decided to stay home tonight and just to do nothing. Getting bored of doing nothing so pop in to blog.
Its been one busy first week of term. Yesterday was the busiest day of all. Worked for Treasure Island yesterday morning at 9.15am. Didn't really enjoy it. Even as a kid when I read the book, it didn't interest me much. Pirates and treasures…not my cup of tea. Hours and hours of my childhood was spent buried in books like Little Women, Malory Towers, Famous Five … Then had a 1–3pm revision lecture. Realize there is so much to revise! I am so messed up!
Then worked on my confusing assignment for 2 hours at ITS. 5.30pm Godbrother Gan drove me to Birmingham. It was a stressful ride. On the way there, we found out that junction 7 of M6 was closed! So took a turn back to take another route. So much time wasted. And the trafic was horrible! Made it on time to Birm to meet the houseowner. Love the apartment. It has just been painted and refurnish and I am going to stay there for the summer. So exciting. Staying in a big big city. I have never stayed in city. Grew up as a kid in a small town, then went to college which is situated in the middle of the jungle, and now uni in Coventry. Don't know if I will like city life but it will be a good experience to stay and work in a city.
Rushed back to make it in time to work at 8.15pm. Even could pop into EAT at 7.56pm to have diner before working. This time I worked at the cinema for Ae Fond Kiss. It is a love story between a Muslim guy of Pakistani origin and a white Catholic girl in Glasglow. The best part was discussing the movie after work with Edit, the girl I worked with. The movie is interesting but there were some parts that I didn't like. I didn't like them potraying the Catholic priest in such a harsh way. Anyway, when Edit asked me if I can ever imagine myself in that girl in the movie's position, I paused for a while to think. Personally I can accept someone of different religion from me but it will be hard for me to convert my religion. I grew up with parents of different beliefs. Mum is a Catholic and dad is a Buddhist. Neither ask the other to change. I grew up having instilled in me values from both my parents who are very different and I am ever so thankful for the way that I had been brought up. Of course I do pray one day dad will believe in God but until that day comes I shall respect his choice.
It was almost midnight when I got home. Mum called just to chat. That was the best part of my day, hearing mum's voice over the phone after a hectic day.
April 20, 2005
To do or not to do.When you are not sure of something..Just do it.
I wasn't sure whether or not to go to Birmingham Symphony Hall with Rev but in the end at the last minute I decided to go. I am so glad I did. It was a school's concert for Tsunami appeal. The kids were amazing and Warwick Revelation sang Eyes on The Prize and My God. I love the final song (written by an ex Warwick Revver ) that we sang with the children ..
Hope For A Better Tommorow by R. Dale
Joining together,Singing as one,
Giving what we can give,
Hope has never gone,
Through times of sorrow,
In times of pain,
Gather together, Sing once again.
Share all the world now,
This is our song,
Hope..for a better tommorow,
Singing all as one.
Care for the world now,
Hear us in our song,
Hope..for a better tommorow,
Singing all as one.
Memories will linger,
Time will help to heal,
Troubles across the world,
Sadness we all feel.
Sing with your heart now,
Sing with your soul,
Show with your voice of hope,
You are here for all.
Beautiful isn't it? Should go to bed now. Working at Arts Center Theater at 9.15am tommorow. Then have got a 2 hour lecture from 1-3pm. Then off to Birm again to view a house that I might rent for the summer. Then rush back to work at cinema. Busy busy day tommorow....
April 18, 2005
Writing about web page http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/cjehinds/entry/my_dating_profile
Try this quiz when revision gets too stressful.
Below is the result for my quiz. Apparently I am...and I like guys who are...
Your dating personality profile:
You matched the following traits:
Big-Hearted – You are a kind and caring person. Your warmth is inviting, and your heart is a wellspring of love.
Liberal – Politics matters to you, and you aren't afraid to share your left-leaning views. You would never be caught voting for a conservative candidate.
Religious – Faith matters to you. It is the foundation that you build your life upon. You trust that God has a plan for you.
Your Top Ten Traits, Ranked
Your date match profile:
You match with men who have following traits:
Practical – You are drawn to people who are sensible and smart. Flashy, materialistic people turn you off. You appreciate the simpler side of living.
Big-Hearted – You want someone compassionate, someone gentle and kind. A loving, nurturing person will fill that hole in your life.
Funny – You consider a good sense of humor a major necessity in a date. If his jokes make you laugh, he has won your heart.
Your Top Ten Match Traits, Ranked
Hahaha…try it and have a good laugh.