Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Yearrrr! I know its not New Year yet over here but I'll most probably be sleeping around that time so, Happy New Year in advance! haha

It's Koichi's birthday! But I won't be writing any birthday wishes here, so head over to Shoujiki Shindoi to receive some birthday-ness

New Year resolutions? I'll post it once I've compiled everything haha.

May the New Year be an even better year for you! Yes you! heee

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Not asking you to go oh si, but is it Australia day today or something? First came Jessica's Xmas card then Azusa's followed by dinner later with Estee who came back from Aussie last month. hmm

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Of bears and Ice cream

I manage to get my lazy butt to jog a little bit, a very random text message from Jessica asking me to have a great day, finally done editing the birthday video, nephew came and visit and said that I have nice hair, my favorite song playing right now with a hot cup of tea next to me.. Ahhh

Anyway! Last Wednesday, I met up with Kristy, who is in town for her cousin's wedding and family Xmas gathering. Firstly we had lunch at Yuzu. A new Japanese restaurant in KLCC. I assume its new cause there were flowers around the entrance. It was during the lunch hour so we had to wait for about 20 minutes to get a seat. Food was really good and the set lunch is really worth it. I should have ordered it haha

After lunch, we head to the post office to send a Ferrari. Harrods right after that! no money to go to London's Harrods

Oh Mr. Big green teddy!

Walked around and then head to Kinokuniya to pick up Kristy's magazines. A total of 13 magazines! It's like books for a Japanese crash course haha

This is my favorite! haha Where can I get that poncho?

And the main event of the day! Haha something that we've decided to make as a tradition

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Best gift ever??

Very very bad idea to try on the winter jacket during noon. Dizzy..

Anyway! Happy belated Christmas! Christmas this year was ok la. I don't remember since when I've stopped looking forward to Xmas. On the night of Xmas eve, while waiting for my sister to come back from church, I didn't even feel that Xmas is just in a couple of hours. The most Xmas-ey thing I did was saying good night to Santa Claus on an Xmas card. No idea why I did that haha. And I've also watched an Xmas special TV program. Not so much of an Xmas person I guess?

Despite being not so Xmas-ey, I still receive a couple of wishes, cards and gifts. Lazy to list names out but you know who you are. Thanks a lot! heeeee Really awesome gifts this year <3

And guess what is the 'best' thing that happened during Xmas? My laptop hard disc crashed. I was just about to back it up and it decided to give up on me. I was really angry at myself for not backing it up any sooner. Now I need to redo my video and finish it before New Year. Busy week ahead.

I've been ranting so much these days. Something more cheerful will come soon! haha
Happy Boxing Day!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Inventing My Own iPad Application for Maxis

Meet Patchi Botchi, the brainchild of mine if to invent an iPad app for Maxis. The name Patchi Botchi does not mean anything specifically. I just want something that sounds catchy haha.

Basically, this app is for people who are tired of their wardrobe malfunctioning or people who just don't get dress codes such as smart formal, smart casual etc. You'll save a whole lot of time if you have this application because it thinks what to wear for you.

Firstly, you need to create an account. The second step is a little troublesome cause you have to input information of the clothes you have into your iPad. Once the data is stored, you don't have to do it again.

After logging in, it looks something like this.

Just key in whatever information you have

Click submit and tadaaaa~

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There will be three suggested coordinations for you to choose from. Once you've decided which coordination you would like to use, click on it and automatically it will be saved into your Look Book. You can also browse your friend's Look Book and get a rough idea what will they be wearing. I'm sure you don't wanna end up wearing the same outfit as your friend!

Maxis contest participant badge

Anyway, do you know that iPads are now available through Maxis? Check out Maxis' Data Plan for iPad

For more information, click here!

This is an entry for Inventing My Own iPad Application for Maxis. Contest ends next 17 January~ Who knows, you might be the lucky one to win an iPad! Hurry and participate!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It takes one to tell one

Sorry for the lack of updates! I've been sick and buzy for the past few days. It started from last Monday. My attempt to make a strawberry shortcake failed very epicly.

the cake did not raise properly

so I transform them into this

When I was washing up all the baking utensils, my shoulder and leg felt funny. Its like there's this thread/string/nerve? connecting the shoulder and leg and that string was being pulled very intensely. Felt dizzy and almost collapsed. With all my strength I ran up to the nearest room to get some rest. I was breathing very rapidly. I think my brain was probably effected as well? Haha it didn't cross my mind to just lie down at the sofa which was so much nearer compared to the room.

Down with fever that night. Then sore throat the next few days. And then cough, followed by a complete voice loss. Thank God my family was able to sort of understand what I was trying to 'say'. My sister was like "this is the time you should speak in Kansai ben"(Kansai ben is somehow very easy to understand even though you don't speak the language) And then Monday, I had food poisoning. Like seriously? One year worth of sickness took place in one whole week.

I'm much better now, just a little cough and sore throat. So don't worry~~ hee

Friday, December 10, 2010

Say it ain't so, Joe!

Oh my God! You see, I'm currently on semester break and I don't have an intern or part time job. So I was thinking, I should do something for the house. Besides experimenting with new recipes, I should also not limit my territory to cockroach/bugs terminator and electrical appliances. Since I've downloaded a couple of HQ music video, why don't I try adding some songs into the karaoke machine. It comes with a manual so it shouldn't be that hard right?

I followed 'How to add songs 101' step by step and everything seems ok. Restarted the machine and YES, something went wrong!! Apparently, a whole lot of data has ben 'replaced'. Sheeeeeettttttttt. Suddenly I felt like that kid who broke the vase but didn't dare to tell his mum.

But I called my mum anyway haha. She said that it's alright. We have to learn things through trial and error. I was so relieved or maybe its because she's in her office? but still AHHHHH. So much for being experimental. Think its gonna cost a couple of hundred Ringgits for that.

On another note, there's this guy who keeps burning stuff behind my neighbor's house. Naturally, the smoke will fly over to my house and honestly, it feels like my life was cut shorter because of the smoke. I think he was burning some kind of plastic stuff that produced some really pungent smell. The poor laundry that was dried at the back garden..instead of being fresh and all, it smells like it just came back from a barbecue party.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm yours

No idea why that song *points at title* has been stuck in my head for a few days.

Anyway! It's time to write an entry that I do every December. The Previously on The Rene Report 2010 entry haha

- King's birthday
- I relocated to a new place with a very weird address. The postman couldn't reach us for a month plus
- I made a video "As Easy as a backflip"

- Some monkey came into my house and stole a container of biscuits and some bananas
- Chinese New Year

- Second year begins!
- JLPT results! hee something I'm proud off
- Sister's convocation

- Major mishearing incident\
- Dots birthdya

- Mum's birthday
- Tons of assignment deadlines to meet

- Parent's 25th anniversary
- Brought my friend to SS2's Pasar Malam
- Japan Film Festival
- I started Shoujiki Shindoi
- Estee, Kim and I joined a 5KM run on my birthday

- New semester begins! Shocked by my lecturer's passing
- Bon Odori
- Sister's birthday
- Huge parcel from Kristy with lots of Japanese goods

- Someone added sugar into my green tea!!!!!!!!
- Received my Yesasia goods! First time ordering haha

- Cabbage soup, the culprit in making me feel like I've ran a full marathon
- Hari Raya at Putrajaya and Klang
- Bought a pair of Doc Marten inspired boots at a bargain price

- Tons of assignment deadlines to meet
- Dad's birthday
-End of Year 2

- Final exam!
- Drama marathon everyday

- Had the best curry rice ever!
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Monday, December 6, 2010


I think there's some kind of time bomb planted inside my head. Everyday when it reaches about 2 or 3PM, it will go off.

Anyway, took my JLPT yesterday and I'm finally test free for the year! The after effect of JLPT was really bad. More like the LRT trip back from the test site to home la. Haha all I wanted to do is sleep!

After the test, it made me wonder a little. Will I be able to stay on until N1? Will I be sitting for the N1 paper three years later? For now I'm determined but in the future I don't know.

Lunch today is cake and muruku ikan. Even my maid protested how 'cincai' I am when it comes to food. She said to me "if there's biscuit, you'll definitely eat biscuit right?" Haha its not that I'm lazy or what. Its just that when I'm at home, eating anything is fine as long as I don't feel hungry. Once a while I cook too, but its no fun cooking for myself.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh baby baby

Whee results was released yesterday and thank God, I did better than expected. Everyone from my family was shocked when they saw my results. including me 1 distinction and 3 highly distinction! The unexpected subjects somehow scored higher than the ones that I want to do well. I manage to bring up my GPA a little bit but next two semester is gonna be a tough one. I have two writing subjects that are like the black hole of the Arts faculty. Need to do even better.

Oh ya, I went to the Japan Embassy the other day. There was this WANTED poster pasted up in almost every corner of the embassy. It's very disturbing. Couldn't sleep because the image kept playing in my mind. My bad for Googling those people.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Harmony of December

Happy December! In about 4 weeks and we'll be in 2011 already!
It's been about 3 weeks since I started my semester break and there's still a whole lot of things to do before 2010 ends. Results coming out on Friday, JLPT this Sunday, Visa application, study maps, my holiday research topic, video project, need to go swimming etc. Yosh! One last dash, sprint to the end.

Super generous serving of curry sauce! haha it looks dilute but the taste is not dilute at all. Its's rich, but not so rich that you won't feel like eating curry for the next few months.