All entries for December 2005
December 30, 2005
I have been hesitating for a very long time. I receive an e-mail which has made me decide to stop blogging. As I write this tears well in my eyes. Why is there so much hatred in people.
I am shocked and very shocked. To receive the e-mail below:
A new comment was posted on your entry: 'Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer'
Fuck you Pee Lee. Go fuck your fucking nigger family. Why do you all have fucked up eyes? huh you fucking chinese dickhead. I didn't know that you could had such a sick name as "Pee" but you know, down in your fucking nigger country your name can be anything right? oh and your family looks like a cheap bunch of whores. I bet your mom owns one of those stores where you can rent a whore as your wife for free, all you have to do is to feed her with food and sperm, and she will be yours forever. or at least until your out of money. Fucking whore. So please tell your slutty whore mom that im gonna rent her for a gangbang with me and all my mates. Fucking bukkake whore!
To the person who sent me this. My name is not Pee. It is Pei. Go get your eyes checked for blindness. And shame on you for insulting someone else's mother. I feel sad for you mum for having a bastard son like you. There is a proverb that says insulting others mum is insulting your own mum. To me all mothers are amazing because they have to endure the worst pain in the world to bring a baby into the world. Insult me all you want but don't you ever insult my mother! I might be Malaysian Chinese but I am proud of my roots and my country.
Goodbye Warwick Blogs. It has been so much fun having a blog but things are getting too personal. Many things bloggable but not suitable. For now I shall disappear into my Real World…
December 22, 2005
It is nice to be suprised with a cake by my lovely cousin when I arrived at Eggham.
It is nice to do the touristy thingy in London again.
It is nice to let my breath be taken away by the view of London from the top of the London Tower Bridge.
It is nice to sit and admire the works of Van Gogh and Monet at the National Gallery.
It is nice to sit in the train and wonder what kinda life lies behind those strangers sharing the train.
It is nice to be at Harods even though I can afford to buy nothing there.
It is nice to walk around beautiful Windsor and joke about the Royals.
It is nice to take a break from all the work and trying not to worry about the stressful time after Christmas when I will be rushing to finish my assignments.
It is nice to laugh it off with my brother about the past, present and future.
It is nice to see couples walk along the River Thames and wishfully hope that one day I will too.
Actually it is quite nice to be single, to be able to enjoy certain things in life that otherwise I would not have noticed.
December 20, 2005
The plan yesterday was to go do the touristy thing in Coventry since my brother and I will be heading down to London today and I have been so busy nerding that I have not had the chance to show him around here. Before going to the bus stop we decided to take some pics of the beautiful Warwick Uni. ZS then wanted to go play piano for the last time. As we were going to head off to town, he complained that his nose really hurt and he felt really sick. So we aborted our plan to go to town and head back to Claycroft. I decided to make some hot drink for him. When I went to the kitchen…
I am very touched that all you lovely people woke up so early to prepare a traditional birthday breakfast for me, with red eggs and noodles. Thank you all you wonderful people of Flat 27. I heave a sigh of relief that my brother's nose is ok, he only collaborated with the rest to suprise me.
After breakfast we watched some animal talking movies on BBC. Then, head off to Coventry and ate again at Wetherspoons. Walked around a bit then head off to market to get food.
Diner with everyone. It was really cosy dinner with the few friends that really mean a lot to me.
Thanks for all the presents, cards, phone calls, text messages, e-cards etc. I am very touched. It is always at birthday time, you realise that you are much loved and feel truly blessed. Thats how I feel anyway.
Sorry to you guys who have been checking this site but no updates from me for a while. I have been an absolute nerd since coming back. My brain don't seem to be working very well though I try very hard to try to do my assignments. The 2 happening thing I did was going to LCGC concert, which was awesome ( Thanks Ali for getting the tickets.) and also having the last 2005 potluck. Thanks for all the good food! Special mention that Stella made home made profiteros! Home made!!! She is unbelieaveble! I can't find the profiteros pic that I took but they were yummy. It was combo diner with Spanish rice, my bro's chicken soup, Joanne and Fel's meat dishes. Looking forward for more potlucks next year. Did I mention I received 3 cook books as presents! ZS said that it is because everyone is probably hinting how awful cook I am and that I should start following recipes strictly and stop torturing my friends. Hmmm… anyway, I can't wait to torture them again with my food when I come back next year!
Going off to London soon! Very excited to see my cousins again. Have a good holiday and a very blessed Christmas everyone.
A big hug from me to you all.
December 14, 2005
I know it is not my brithday yet but I already got 2 presents and loads of cards from all you wonderful people. My lil brother got me a very cool glass earings. And look what my angel sister gave me…
A very sophisticated looking baking set. And she baked me a pineapple pie! Plus the hand made card. Merci beaucoup Stella.
I was going to suprise her by giving her her present in advance before she goes off to London but she beat me to it by suprising me before I got to suprise her. I was truly suprised and very touched. I like the gift very much. Many million thanks Stella!
Worked for The Constant Gardener just now. It is quite a long movie. Thought provoking movie indeed. The story might be fiction but I guess it is true that the world is controlled by the rich and powerful which causes much oppression and injustice to the poor and the weak.
Yes I am back from the amazing Italy.
Exhausted. Foot sore with blisters all over because of all the walking and the rain did not help as I kept stepping into puddles. It is only 8am. I can't sleep anymore even though I am really tired. I think my brain is conditioned to wake up early now. Have been waking up early to get good photos as the sun sets at about 4ish. I now walk like a Duracell battery rabbit. I never thought I could walk so much! We walked most of the time and hardly took any public transport in Italy except for the water bus in Venice. I still can't quite believe how I walked from one end of the city to the other, how I climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa, St Peter's Bassilica, the Duomo in Florence…
Our first stop Venezia..
Venice which is my favourite.It is not smelly at all and I am glad I saw it before it sinks. It feels very old world. It is a special city in itself with little streets and no roads or motorways, only canals. Oh ya and loads of 'ponte' ( bridges). We also spent half a day at the island of Murano, nothing much there but it was quieter than Venice which was bustling with tourists.
Next up is Firenze @ Florence. It took a while for me to get used to crossing busy streets. I really missed the peacefulness of Venice where there is no cars and all you hear is the gentle flow of the waters in the canals.
But Florence is a must visit for people who love art. We saw the real David and the 2 fake ones. Je te presente Monsieur David…
The pic above is the fake one which we can see for free. The real one is ten times glorious. Not allowed to take pics in the Galleria D'Academia though.I always read and hear about him. Finally I get to see him. I never understood all the hype until I saw him. I bow in admiration to Michelangelo. Went to a couple of museums but my favourite is still Raphael's angels. Had diner at an award winning Oysteria at the other side of the River Arno. ZS had 'bambi' ( deer meet as the waitress described it ) with home made spaggeti and I had a very nice mussel soup. The crostini ( bread with load of cheese on top) was really yummy too. The food is really good and reasonably priced too. The view from the other side from Piazza Michelangelo took my breath away..
Took the train for half a day at Pisa. Saw Leaning Tower of Pisa. Climbed to the second most top level and was in awe and busy taking pictures. When I wanted to climb to the very top. People on top were busy coming down so I had to wait for them to come down because there was only one narrow stairs leading to it. Finally when I wanted to climb up, the guide shouted at me ' Time is Over!' What the hell!! I was only a few stairs away from the top!
More of Pisa….
Our final destination.. Roma.
Walked for almost 1 hour from our hostel to Vatican City.
It was amazing to attend Sunday mass at St Peter's. We also got a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI when he appeared at his window to say the weekly Angelus. There were so many people there. I never saw such a big crowd all my life. I could feel joy in everyone there. After the Angelus, everyone started singing Alleluia in Italian. It was so beautiful that I can't stop the tears from my eyes.
I love these trees along the Tiber River..
It was raining but we went still made it to The Colloseum. I hate to imagine the Barbaric Sports the Romans love so much.
We visited the Vatican Museum. The Last Judgement by Michelangelo in Sistene Chapel was unbelievable. It is the work of a genius. The painting felt 3D like they were going to pop up. The view from the Cuppola ( Dome) after a breathless climb to the top..
After loads of walking, with loads of pizzas, gelato(s) , paninis , risoto and pasta, the much look forward trip has come to an end. It feels good yesterday to come back here. Thank you Shu for making me and my bro diner. Seems like ages I had rice and I have been craving for it.
I am grateful to God for making this trip happen. It has been so unbelievable. I realised that God has a time for everything. He planned everything so beautifully and All we have to do is trust Him. Somehow there was mass almost everytime we enter a church.I felt very touched by His grace. Loads of concerned family and friends have warned me about pick pockets in Rome but I felt really safe walking around Rome, even at night. Perhaps there was an angel watching after us when we were travelling.
This trip would not have been the same without my lil brother. He always made sure we have enough water. He was always a comfort when we got lost in the streets. He makes me laugh when the rain gets me down.
Grazie and God bless you always.
December 05, 2005
I remember when I was little, my brother loves to drum the tables with his hands just to annoy everyone at home. I guess he has always had a musician soul in him. When he got older, I taught him to play the piano, until he got better than me and started playing organ for church. I always felt so proud to see him there making beautiful music in church.
It is really nice to have him here this holiday. It is amazing To know how much he has grown… To know that he has such strong faith and love for God… To know that even though he has grown and is no longer the little kid brother that I used to bully, some things will always remain the same… like the smile he brings to my face, and the little little things he does to warm my heart. I really look forward to travel Italy with him tommorow. It is like a dream come true. I was inspired when Edwin ( ex-badminton first team captain) told me he backpacked Europe with his sister before she graduated. I had always wished that one day I could do that too. Dreams do come true !
Had diner with my dear sister Stella yesterday and she gave me a card made from ang pow (Red Packet). I had to control myself from not crying when I saw the prayer inside – Priere Avant De Voyager ( Prayer Before Travel).
Then today, Shu gave me fruits to eat when I travel tommorow. Joanne just drop in and she kindly loaned me her camera's 256Mb memory card which will allow me to take more pics than my 64Mb card.
I feel so blessed. Thank you Jesus for thy loving grace here on earth. Guide me and my brother in our travels in Italy. Continue to shower Your Love upon my family and friends. This Lord I pray. Amen.
December 04, 2005
Flat Xmas Party..
Share some 'crackers' jokes before the pics. Fel's cracker joke:
Q: Why is it that Robots don't have brothers?
A: Because they all have transistors.
Oh and I love Joanne's 'papaya' joke but not sure if it is ok to publish it here for copyright reasons.
All of us..
My last xmas diner in Warwick. Can still remember my first one was with the lovely people of AV 2 that I wish I had had the chance to get to know better. Last year was with my housemates in Coventry. We ended up watchin LOTR.
This year is really special, I get to spend it with a group of friends that are very special to me. I love you all very, very much. It was a very cosy diner even though it was a big group. I always felt out of place in big groups but yesterday I felt so at home. There was hell a lot of food. All made with lotsa Love which made them all tasted so good.
Head hurts from the trip down to Wales, must be the Welsh beer taking effect now. The scenery on the train was so beautiful. Was mad that the train to Birmingham was delayed and I missed my train to Cardiff. I had to wait one hour for the next train.
But when I got home, I saw the news about the death of the two young girls knocked down by the train somewhere near Birmingham which probably caused the delay, I felt numb for a moment.
I thought to myself; at that time when I was mad that I missed the train, there are people out there who lost someone precious to them.
Missing the train seem all so insignificant. I missed the bloody train but my brother was there with me. I will always remember today and remind myself to be more mindful of my emotions.
My deepest condolences to the family of the girls. I pray that they are resting in heavenly peace.
December 01, 2005
Yes Brother Santa is here..
Look what he brought me..
Almost 20 kg of food!! I am not going to starve this winter.
Kuala Lumpur landed 16.33.
My heart skipped when I saw that on the screen.
Thank you Lord for the smooth plane flight. Thank you Lord for blessing me everyday. Thank you Jesus for your Love for me. Amen.