Thursday, October 28, 2010


Last week, I bought a fur beret at a real bargain price. Or maybe the lady calculated wrongly? Anyway, the problem is it stinks like dog poop. No kidding there. All of it have the same scent so I bought it anyway. The stupidest thing I've ever done is to spray perfume on it. Instead of covering the poopy smell, its became poop + perfume, which is ten times worse. I've sunned and aired it for a few days and it's getting better. Whoo! I guess instead of turning to chemicals, its better to use whatever that is available for us naturally eh? Thank you, Mr/Ms Sun and wind.

On a very random note, I won a cat naming contest haha.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

2 things / 2 people

Yesterday, I was reminded about two things that I really enjoyed doing back then in elementary school. I don't know why but I've stopped participating in such activities after graduating.

1. Choir
I was on the choir club for 4 years, and I still cant sing very well. Haha I don't remember what did I learn from that four years but attending choir practices is something that I look forward to every Friday. We took part in competition and won, we performed for the school's function... My proudest moment would definitely be winning the 2nd place for the choir competition and when the conductor said that I have very good expressions. drama queen ever since I was a kid ey? Haha and I really liked the uniform! Still keeping it although its been 8 years.

2. Table tennis
Actually I like tennis more compared to table tennis. But there's no tennis club in my elementary school. I was in the table tennis club for 3 years and made it to the regulars team. I played for my school when I was 12. Didn't win but it was quite interesting cause I was able to visit other schools and explore their canteen. I still play the table tennis after primary school but no longer playing it in a school club. I don't know why but ever since I got into secondary school, I stop buying the idea of joining a club.

Two people that I really really wanna thank is Clair and Kim. Seriously without them, I don't think I'll be able to survive university. They're not even from the same uni as me haha but they've helped me endlessly throughout completing my assignments. Even if they can't really help, they would try to help. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that you don't shove me away when I ask for help. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Week 13

Everything is going so well this week that I'm starting to be worried. I don't know why but Murphy's Law is embedded in my head after taking PR. Definitely not an idealist there. Haha

Anyway, this semester in a nut shell,
1. I enjoyed my communication units very much this semester. That made me decide to do a double major (Comm and Journalism)

2. The best part of Comm is I was introduced to theories by Althusser and Foucault. Although I felt very lost reading their arguments about there is no such thing is real, power/knowledge, governmentality etc...

3. It seems that most people hates Althusser. Is it because he argued that there's no such thing as 'real' and 'an individual'? But I actually prefer him over Foucault. Haha
Althusser and Foucault

4. Also, I got to watch some really psycho show just to learn more about Sigmund Freud. And lots of hyperreality films as well to study postmodernism.

5. Not forgetting, I came across this really genius author, George Orwell who wrote a book in 1948 and the things that he 'predicted' in the story came true today. He wrote about surveillance camera and we have it on streets even in Monash's cafeteria

6.I've passed my comm units before adding exam's marks! This is a first in my entire university life. For the pass 3 semesters, I have to calculate how many marks more needed in order to pass. This time, I'm aiming for the highest!

On a very different note, my kanji loo roll is finally here! haha

Study in toilet? haha

Monday, October 18, 2010

Do me a favor

It's a bit long but please watch this video~ I'm sure it will make u smile

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lie to me*

The thing about Japanese dramas is once a tv series ends, it will take some time before the next one starts. To fill in that 'gap', I decided to catch up on American series that I've been missing out.

Some of my favorites include (not in order)

C.S.I not Vegas, Miami but New York, only NY

Time to be psychoanalytic like Freud with Criminal Minds

mystery solving with everyone's favorite mystery novelist Castle

professional lie detectors- Lie To Me

The first 3 are not exactly new to me. I've been watching them for quite some time already. CSI NY tells both about the CSI team and crime scene, Criminal Minds gives a more in dept psychoanalysis while Castle has a comical approach to crime solving.

'Lie to me' on the other hand is fairly new to me. It has been around for a couple of seasons already but I did not take interest in it until I saw their advertisement on FOX. It's really really good! Should have discovered this show much earlier!! I'm too lazy to type what is it about, just click on the wiki link I hyperlinked above ya?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Qualifications of Men

As much as I enjoy watching Japanese TV programs, I think Korean tv shows have better content. My family and I really enjoyed watching '1 Night and 2 Days' and 'Let's Go Dream Team'. Recently, another show has been added into our favorite list.

Qualification of Men

The show is about the seven men made up of a bossy film director, legendary guitarist who behaves/looks like a grandmother, a comedian with a doctorate degree, another comedian, gag man and two actors.

Synopsis: 101 Things Men Should do Before Death There are things worth trying in your lifetime before you die. The cast of this show will experience it for you. You become a real man and enrich your life as you go for the challenges you have always wanted to do, must do or felt right doing.

Their missions are like not smoking for a day, return to high school, take a license exam, forming a rock band and compete, buying presents for your love ones, prepare a meal for someone important etc

One of the challenge that I really enjoyed watching is the choir challenge. They're supposed to form a choir team of 32 members. (Members were picked via audition) Many people, including rookie singers, rockers, comedians, news anchor, fighter came the for audition. And then they practiced for two months and this is the result! *points video*

It's so touching!!! They use to be really bad at harmonizing and now they trust each other and enjoyed it! Ahh..I miss my choir days. Now I wish that they're a choir club in Monash or something.

by the way, the full episode of the choir competition will most probably be on air next Wednesday on KBS world! hohoho can't wait to watch it on tv

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Pa!

Pheww..finally done writing my FTV assignment. Before starting the next one, I'm gonna blog a little bit about my dad's birthday last Saturday. The initial dinner plan was either Tenji or Tao but I ended up choosing Kura because it's closer to my house. Thank God we chose Kura cause the food was really good and my mum had food poisoning on Saturday morning. Imagine having to go through a buffet after a whole day of food poisoning. Terrible I guess.

Kura, One World Hotel

Very nice ambiance (no pic of it)

It's autumn in Japan and in Kura as well

Parents waiting patiently for the food


Dashi Mentai Tamago, from their special autumn menu

Very juicy Saba shioyaki

Ebiten roll

Spider roll

Crispy Salmon Roll

Caterpillar roll

Kimchi chigae seafood hot pot from the autumn menu

Seafood that comes along the hot pot

Started a fire after drinking the soup from the hot pot

The rolls are really really good! The best maki sushi I ever had. Despite locating in a 5 star hotel, the price is actually quite reasonable. cheaper compared to Kikuzakura or Tomoe Definitely worth every amount you pay.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Treble Spaces problem?

Something funny happened this afternoon. It was raining when I reach my uni. So I brought down my umbrella. When I was about to reach entrance, I saw someone I knew. She attended the same tuition and high school as me back then. She was leaving and did not bring her umbrella, so I offered to walk her to her car la. She ask, "So do you still play piano?" I was really shocked by that because I quit piano 10 years ago, way before I know her. Haha must have remembered me as someone else.

Maybe I have that pro pianist face?

Haha just kidding.

On Monday, I was concentrating on something and my lecturer suddenly came and ask me "Why so gloomy?" and I almost answer "because I have to attend your class". If I don't smile, it doesn't mean that I'm angry or gloomy or what ok? It just means that I'm not a crazy girl who smiles all the time.

I'm not angry, I'm just doing something else