Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Slip it like Freud

Saturday was 'Freudian slip' day. It started like that

R: Me v: Sis

R: Have u heard of James Patterson?

V: Ya. I have his books la..

R: No wonder his name sounds so familiar!

V: And I've borrowed his books from Moness (Monash)

R&V: *laughs*

R: Kisty (Kristy) told me to check whether big bookshop has his books.

V: Kisty?

R&V: *laughs*

And then during lunch, I wanted to order Old Town egg noodle.
R: One old down egg noodle.

R&V: *laughs*

Waiter: ....

Anyway..Have a great week ahead!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Killing three birds with one stone

Last Wednesday, my friend Irene was complaining about the dim sum we have in Malaysia. She may be a Malaysian but growing up in Hong Kong has Hong Kee-fied her taste buds. My other friend Sha-lene and I decided to bring Irene to this star of the neighborhood dim sum restaurant. A Zara warehouse clearance and Big Bookshop moving out sale was about to take place too so we decided Friday will be a good day for such activity.

Pick the girls up and head out for some good old Hong Kong style dim sum. Nadia came and join us just when we're about to start nom-ing.

some of the dishes we selected

We found this stairs to nowhere

The warehouse sales and book sales were so attractive that I actually went a few trips. Some stuff I bought within this 3 days.

Zara's warehouse sale.. RM10 each!

book sales

Books, sand art, cheat one converse sneakers (Rm20 only) and another top from the warehouse sale

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Letter to the 16 year old me

Dear 16 year old Chong Ai Rene,

I'm writing this letter thinking that you might want to know what happened in the following 5 years of your life. 

Right now, you're probably struggling to solve an equation in Additional Math's tuition. You must be wondering.."I do all my homework everyday but why I still can't score in add maths." And there's Chemistry and Biology that you just cannot do well in. Don't worry about it okay? Thanks to all that failure, today, you're very open minded when it comes to failing assignments. Some of your friends weep when they did not do well. But you, you're able to accept it and become motivated by it. 

Don't feel that you're the stupid one in a class full of smart people. It's true that you did very badly for SPM but don't worry, because you made it into a world class university. Everyone was shocked by that including you haha. Your university was one of the top 50 universities in the world. The ranking dropped by a hundred spots after your first year. Not trying to imply that you're the one responsible for the drop in rankings heh. 

Remember when you always tell your dad that you'll be the first female F1 driver? That did not happen within this five years. Haha but you manage to get a driver's license within the first try, without any money involve under the table. Everyone was shocked by that, especially your mum. Everyone expected you to fail but you did it.  You did it because of some really lame joke by KinKi Kids. That joke came into your mind right before the test and it helped you relax. Soon, you'll realize that driving is not as fun as what you expected and F1 driver? You rather click on the F1 button on the keyboard.

Oh oh.. that South Korean boy band that you always praise "their Japanese song is so beautiful".. They're no longer one. They're now split into two groups and you un-fan them some time before the split took place. You still enjoy listening to their song though. 

August 26,2006, you said that you intend to take up piano lessons again. But it did not happen in this 5 years time. You attended a charity concert for the survivors of the Tohoku earth-quake and your self esteem was killed by the piano performers. Kids..not even half of your age plays the piano so smoothly just like your typing skills. You may have the ear of a musician but you certainly do not have the talent of a musician.

On a different note, your friends are doing quite ok. You'll go for a food review with Clair, meet up with Kristy to celebrate Kochan's birthday + New Year.. They both struggled in looking for a job and I have a feeling you'll be like that too. Although it's been five years, you are still unsure of what you intend to do after graduating. Still so fickle minded. That doesn't change eh? And, you're still so anti social. 

Your high school friends are all over the place. Estee is in Monash too but in Melbourne pursuing a degree in nursing, Ashton's in Russia doing medicine. Kim and Jackie are in M'sia but you won't be meeting them very often because everyone's very busy. 

Remember how you always wanted to learn Japanese and visit Japan before you turn 20? You felt so annoyed whenever people tell you to study English first before learning Japanese. Don't worry about that. Five years later, you're already at the 'intermediate' level when it comes to Japanese. You've also visited Japan..after turning 20. You walked on the streets of Tokyo all by yourself, not worrying about any communication problem. You even own a J-blog that you put it a lot of effort in updating it. 

By the way, are you checking you Friendster page right now? That favorite site of yours will turn into a site that you're embarrassed of. You even deleted your friendster account! Facebook is what you'll use. You don't really see it as a social networking site but as a place to play Bejeweled Blitz. Do you know you become super excited whenever you talk about Bejeweled Blitz? 

That white Panasonic phone you're using right now? It's gonna die on you in 2 years time. 2008, you got yourself a one of a kind in Malaysia, Softbank phone. You really love that phone very much although it's just a very basic phone. Smart phones can't tempt you. And that iPod you will receive on your 17th birthday... it 'died' too. Water from your water bottle spilled on it when you were driving to university. You were really sad and try all sort of method to retrieve it. Your parents bought you and iPod touch a few months after that. Although it cannot be rescued, you still keep the iPod device, hoping that it will work again some day later.

You don't live in DJ anymore by the way. Your family has shifted to the next neighborhood. It's a very quiet place, just the way you like it but deep down, you miss your old house very much. You'll dream of it very often. And you're still dreaming about teeth falling off and that primary school friend of yours.

That shopping complex located opposite of your high school.. Apparently they'r gonna destroy and rebuild an office building instead. That's kinda sad because just like your old house, it has lots of memories of you, your family and friends. You'll spend lots of time in KFC studying biology with Kim and Ashton in 2007. 

And....You have an imaginary dog named Ran living in your room haha. 

You in 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Toast

Today was my cousin's wedding reception. I am really happy for him that at one point I almost teared recalling all the bad things I did to him haha.

Back then when I was just a kid, my female cousins and my sister doesn't like to play with me. Maybe it's because I was one of the youngest grandchildren of the Chong family? I still remember that there was once they keep scaring me by saying that there's a tiger behind me! So bad right? haha I was really scared you know haha.

Whenever they gather around and play, I'll go and disturb this cousin who is nine years older than me.

There was this chocolate that I really hated. I told him that it's the best chocolate and I'll give him one. The moment he ate it and gave a 'funny taste' expression, I laughed at him.

He was reading a book on Winston Churchill and I'll disturb him by pronouncing 'Churchill' in a very funny accent.

And also when he had bruises due to playing sports, I would press it really really hard..If you think that's terrible.. I also always jump and then sit on his lap.

The day before leaving to London,I went to his house and play music and games on his laptop. I think I was experimenting the laptop's battery haha.

Such a horrible cousin ain't I? haha Maybe thats why other cousins doesn't want to play with me..hmmm

Anyway! I hope that my cousin and cousin in law will lead a wonderful life in London!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Good night!

I have this no switch on air-con policy in my room because it's a waste to switch it on for a room that has one person inside. But the weather has been terribly hot lately and I always wake up as if I've just ran a marathon. To save electricity (plus some cockroach issues in my sister's room), I told her to come and cram into my room.

From this...

To this! haha

Rilakkuma has a special 'right' in my room. They get half of the bed so we had to bring in another matress hehe.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

horrible weather

Hate it when lecturers give extension!! Even hearing the word makes me feel lazy.
I hate it even more when I was defeated by the lazy side of me. AHHHHH. Installing Stay Focusd for Chrome so I don't spend too much time on Bejeweled Blitz!

On a very different note, one thing that I really like about communication studies is I get to learn about fandom and audience. It answers so many questions that I have been wondering about all these years. If I'm attending graduate school, I'll definitely research about fandom. Haha I think I'm turning into a fan of fandom studies hehe.

Talking about future, I'm in my last year of a bachelor degree and everyone's asking me "What do you intend to do in the future?". I don't know! It's so vague. I don't see myself as a journalist, definitely not study material, PR? I don't like to deal with people.. Ahh, I have a feeling that I'm just making up excuses for myself.

The weather has been really terribly hot lately! Please take good care of yoursel!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Laughing over the same old joke

Every week before Japanese class, my sensei will ask about how was our week. So I told her that I failed an assignment. She ask why and I said I did it half heartedly, thats why. She was really shocked to hear that. "Wow, there is actually something that you don't take seriously?"

Haha It's very funny cause my family at home conversely, thinks that I don't take anything seriously... Which I think is very true.

I am such a two faced person haha.

Random thought of the day: There's no expiry date for me when it comes to jokes.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Year 1125

Came across this Past Life analysis from Clair's blog

Want to know yours too? Click here!

Waking up with you in my dreams AGAIN!

This afternoon, I have reaffirmed myself that choosing law over a writing subject is a wise decision. For someone who interpret things very literally and shallow minded at the same time, writing subjects are just far too abstract for me. I failed my Authorship & Writing assignment in case anyone is wondering haha. I don't feel very disappointed because I've sort of expected it and it's not my first time failing an assignment. And it's also my fault for wanting to finish doing it for the sake of finish it. I should have asked for an extension as I have a valid reason. But there's no point thinking about it now. I'm gonna turn all that 'what if's' into motivation!

On a different note, I've learned something interesting today. There's this female author named Marguerite Duras who is really controlling, manipulative and possessive. She would make her readers read or watch her work the way she wants it to be interpreted. If not, you won't be able to make sense of what she writes/directs. Interesting ey?

And a little note to my repressed memories. If u wish to make a comeback, please return in an obvious way. I don't wanna spend my entire day thinking about it. Thank you! I really don't like the idea that there is something my brain knows and I am completely unaware of.