All entries for November 2006

November 30, 2006

My Leona Fix

Above and over all the rumours about the Xfactor fix, you can’t deny that Leona is the biggest talent on the show ever. She’s making waves in the USA and will soon appear on Ellen De Generes’ talk show. Fabulous. But yeah, thank God for I can get my Leona fix even when I’m away.

I will always love you
Lady Marmalade

November 28, 2006

Day 6

It was very sunny today. But it was not as hot as it should be at this time of the year. I’m grateful… obviously!! Waited for my new sofa to arrive this morning as our 10 year old sofa has recently called it a day. It was practically knackerred! So yesterday, we visited our local furniture warehouse. Found the one we want. Ive spent loads but it was worth it. I can only afford to get a set for one of my living rooms. Well my mum helped out a bit hehe Living room 2006 Went out in the afternoon. It was actually a girls’ day out to the hair salon. But I had to be the driver. My grandmother, my mum and niece went to have their hair done. Spent the rest of the afternoon driving my sister around attending to her banking errands. Then it rained! Torrential rain i must add. Stopped by at the Singapore Chicken Rice cafe and had my chicken rice fix for the whole month. It was delicious!! Came back and pose with my niece and youngest-older sister. Sister and niece I’m not really sure how to actually spend my holiday. I still have some errands to run. Would need to cancel my standing orders and to service my old banger: my poor Proton Wira Parking. Ah well, it gets me from point A to point B and the airconditioning system is still faithfully efficient.

November 25, 2006

Day 3

Went to the airport today to fetch my mum, my sister and her kids up from the airport. It was such a fabulous day. Ive not seen them for a year. My nephews and niece have grown up. Will take more photos of them later but for the time being, here is the one I took of Claire (my niece) a few minutes ago. Claire

We then dashed off to the farmers’ market in town and bought loads of local produces. It was such a lively place and the smell of food was everywhere!! Divine!!

A bit tired now after being out for half a day. Oh by the way Alan called today!! Thanks Alan!!! Miss Hagley a lot!!!

November 23, 2006

The adventure begins…

I touched down at Kuching International Airport at around 10 this morning (2 am UK time). The trip from the UK was fabulous. Singapore Airline is indeed a fantastic long haul airline. The service was quick and friendly. Food was abundant and nice tasting. The inflight entertainment was more than enough to get you go through the 12 hour flight with ease. airport 22NOV06The only complain I have was that we had a boozed-up guy from Kent sitting behind us. He called me a wuss for not joining him in his boozing spree which I thought was rather un-classy. You dont down everything offered on the drink list LOL Take it easy mate. But my cousin JC was highly amused with his chatting her up while playing with my hair. Yes He played with me hair. Outrageous… no one touches a Borneon guy’s do!! LOL

Kitchen Nov 2006 Kuching 5I’m at my kitchen table now typing this entry. My kitchen has been repainted with a shrimpy peachy colour. Quite nice actually (pics shown below)My first day in Kuching was filled with activities such as pigging on the local cuisines, namely KOLO MEE, exploring 3 of my favourite shopping malls (yes I still managed to indulge after a total of nearly 14 hours flight!!), visiting my friend’s garden business (he was highly excited with the selection of flower seeds I bought him), napping for 1 hour and now updating my blog. The best activity was driving my old banger!!! Looking forward to tomorrow!!! The adventure has just begun!!!

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November 21, 2006

The last supper

Not really LOL Am at Imperial College now waiting for Jc. She has to see her supervisor. Anyway, went to Sainsbury this morning. We thought of cooking a simple dinner tonight and catch up with 2 other friends before we happily (or solemnly hmm) head off to Malaysia the next day. I’m planning to prepare fresh mussel broth with white wine and cream. The main course will be Thai green chicken curry served with rice. Hmm and you thought its going to be a simple dinner hehe

I guess my next entry will be when I am already settled in Kuching. Till then…

Thank you Jesus for the wonderful 1 and half years of PhD at Warwick University. I’ve learnt a lot and Ive met wonderful people. I shall look forward to come back after my holiday and glorify you in my life and work. AMEN

2.20 am

Another late night… JC took me on a joy ride in London …by accident LOL ” Let’s take the bus ..its faster than the tube” she said. It was already 1130 pm then and we have just reached London Bridge from Croydon. Innocently I followed her. Well, we thought of checking out the restaurant we have booked for the new year’s eve. Didn’t find it. So we went back to the bus stop. Waited for 30 minutes until she realised that bus no 17 does not have a night service. I was like OOKKKK. Then we waitedfor bus No 43. It never came. Last resolution, another bus (35) that went to Holborn. Bizzarely, the last stop was a couple of stops short of Holborn. There we were in the middle of nowhere haha. Luckily, night bus no 55 passed through the area. We were saved at last out of the freezing cold. Arrived at Holborn and shortly made our way back to Caledonian on an N-91 bus. Now am here writing this entry. So the 20 minutes she promised me finally took about 2 hours. LOL Was quite a journey. Ah well thank God we were all stuffed with Fitri’s fantastic cooking. Now I need a shower and a good night sleep. Another day… well our last day in the Uk before we head off home on Wed. Yipeeee…

November 20, 2006

1.21 am

Ok just got back from a full day out in London (well nite as well hehe) Went to Hillsongs Church. It was absolutely inspiring. Had lunch with Jacey and an Indonesian lass at China Town before I headed off to Soho to see a good mate for drinks. Had a good chat about life, food (as usual), the poisoned Russian spy, Chico’s nobel fight againts school bullies (hmm)... the list goes on. It was a great catching up time with my Londoner mates. My poor gob had a bit of a cramp after speaking proper English for a few hours. I did miss speaking a more laid back manglish with lazy pronunciation half way through my verbal marathon. LOL Miss using AIYAYOU AHHHSO MENYIASOIKANWAHLAUUUU… hehehehe

Anyway, tomorrow is another day to endure… more shopping hehe Anyway fancy tagging along?????

November 19, 2006

3 Am

Yeah I know its late but I’m still high from my late night (hmmm early morning) supper :) Oh by the way I’m in London now looking forward to leaving for Malaysia on Wednesday. I still have some last minute shopping to do and mates to see before I leave.

Went to Clapham South today to see a friend. Quite a nice area. It’s good to get out of central London and it was so flippin’ crowded. And London so much warmer than Coventry. Anyway, had my X Factor fix and Leona was as wonderful as usual.

Dunno what else to type on here but anyway, its bedtime…

November 16, 2006

While we are on this subject…

Follow-up to Ballooning from Counting blessings

Types of Fart taken from

Note: Before you ask. NO I didn’t deliberately research on it LOL I needed a funny photo for my previous entry when I found this. I thought it is hillarious LOL

Plain Jane. One-second duration, nice resonant reverberation, and pungent odor cloud with a nearly instantaneous 5-foot radius. Your standard, everyday, friendly fart.

Beefy One. Sounds loud and butch, e.g., ‘BRAAAMMPPP!’ Smells like a cross between a decaying meadow muffin on a hot day and a fresh dog-turd.

Eggy. Smells very much like rotten eggs (or hydrogen sulfide). A powerful odor which tends to put people off lunch. Often rips out in the fashion of a Bunbuster

Bunbuster. ‘BRAAAP!’ Sounds something like a Beefy One, except much more sudden and much more powerful. May smell either eggy or beefy. Leaves your asshole smarting. You really feel these babies.

Ripper. Sends seismic ripples to the next town. Rips the seams in the crotch of your pants. This fart genuinely hurts, and you can still feel it 20 minutes later. Anyone sitting nearby may experience hearing loss.

Diesel. Sputters to a start, but then keeps putt-putting along spewing out an endless cloud of dirty, noxious fumes.

Surprise! You didn’t even know that it was there, but suddenly . . . ‘BRRMP!’ Yellow surprise

Gunshot. Sounds just like a gunshot. Unbelievably loud indoors. Hard to believe that this emanates from between your buttocks. Bullet explodes into billions of virulent odor molecules. Gunshot farts are relatively rare but, like guns, very dangerous.

Squeaky. Puny and unsatisfying. Sounds a bit like a muffled ‘Wheeeek,’ but smells foul.

Worrier. The kind that seems to be a fart right up to the point at which you release it. At this stage, matters become less sure, as it feels too solid for comfort. You go to the bathroom and check your underpants at the first possible opportunity.

ToiletPoopie Prelude. It feels like it’s going to be a large beefy one, but out comes a tiny little squeaker fart plus the head of something massive. You tense your buttocks fast, lest you give birth to the brown equivalent of a zeppelin.

Present. The type of fart that seems harmless, but then brings a small poop as a housewarming gift. You shuffle off to the toilet and give thanks you weren’t in a business meeting or job interview when it happened. If you were, you’re screwed.

Burble. Bubbly! Sometimes messy too.

Fart Smilie SBD (Silent But Deadly). Totally inaudible but somehow causes all the occupants in a room to collapse. Smell is undefined because nasal investigators haven’t had time to analyze the odor before passing out. (This one is also known as SBL: Silent But Lethal and Toxic Assassin.)
Dangerous Gases sign!

GNL (Gambled ‘n’ Lost). You take a gamble that it’s going to be a fart and stay where you are, but tragically come to realize that this is much more than a fart… Next big gamble: do you put your underpants in the laundry basket and hope your wife won’t notice, do you wash ‘em out yourself, or do you throw ‘em away?

Hydrated. The original wet fart, which leaves a mark on your pants and gives you a cold wet sticky sensation when you walk. Try to avoid this one if you’re wearing white trousers.

Not Now Please! You feel the presence of a mighty fart but are unable to release it due to your situation (first date, new customer, important business meeting, etc.). You clench your buttocks together so hard you nearly have a stroke, and wait for the pressure to subside. Success depends upon a number of factors, but in the end you’re probably going to have to face the music (literally). Or you can try the stealth approach (see below).

Who, Me? You let it out as silently as possible and nobody hears it. You discreetly take deep sniffs and smell nothing. You think you got away with it. But 30 seconds later, as if released from a stasis field, everybody starts to cough and splutter. You point to the person next to you and try to look innocent.

Waker-Upper. The first fart of the morning. All that broccoli, beans, and beer you had for dinner last night has decayed and fermented into about 1,000 ml of noxious gas just dying to escape from your rectum. Whether you let go under the covers when you first wake up or hold it until you’re taking your early morning pee, releasing that first fart of the day feels oh, so good and sets the tone for the whole day.

Electrical. Sound like they have some juice in them.

Dutch Oven. A fart you make in bed - any kind at all - followed up by holding your partner’s head under the bedclothes so that he/she can get the full effect of it. Good for moving a stalled divorce process along. Very bad early in your marriage.


Strange things happen when you least expect them to. Had a wonderful weekend but unfortunately my week started with the most nightmarish indigestion ever in my life. Well, i haven’t a clue why but my stomach was bloated for 2 days. It felt like it was ballooning. It must have been one of the symptoms of my feeling feverish or was it the other way around. Thanks to Edna for her ginger soup. But I do feel sorry for her for being intoxicated by my all-nite constant wind breaking and belging! HAHA It was disgusting, I know but it had to be done. If not she might have to pick me up in pieces when I did finally explode. Hence, the wind breaking was highly recommended and fundamentally desired! LOL It was the worse experience ever. Feeling very much better now thou.

Will be leaving for London on Saturday. I’ve got a big luggage and I do hope that I will excell through the London Underground looking like a tourist who is travelling heavy! Ah well… I can’t wait to go home on Wednesday next week!!! Veryyy sooon!!! Yippeeeeeeee!

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