Showing posts from June, 2006

Day 1 - From Wellington To Christchurch

On day 1, we woke up to a beautiful stormy morning...
Our early morning ferry trip was delayed until further notice because the waters were too rough... We hada choice of going early next morning or in the early evening...
we choose evening!

the rain stopped in the late afternoon around 2pm, by then the guys were already ready to go... jz waiting in Cumberland for 4pm where we wud get into the car, with Elynn as driver, and be on our way.

Having checked in, we were just sitting there waiting for the ferry to arrive from Picton.
Not knowing that we had to sit through a century in our Toyota Estima just to see the sight of the gigantic ship!

So Nesa, Guna & I aka the backseat club (named after the infamous jacket of Guna, "the backside club"), decided to burn some songs from my laptop, which i brought with me on my trip, onto a few CDs so we can listen to it during our journeys around the South Island.

After finally getting on the ferry, we parked the van, made sure the ha…

Prologue: South Island Road Trip 2006

It all started when i was having Yum Char lunch with Christie at a restaurant by the name of Regal Chinese Restaurant. I think this is the best restaurant for Yum Char. The Hong Kong chef's dim sum was seriously excellent!

We were discussing various topics until i talked about my desire to hava road trip to the South Island sometime this year. Christie was deeply interested and i came up with the idea of recruiting several other ppl and going down together to the South Island of New Zealand. She loved the idea and we made plans to materialise the idea!

In the months before our trip, we got a few interested ppl together for a few lunches to discuss the details of our trip.

Yum Char lunch at Eastern Sunrise

Lunch at Istana Malaysia
In the end, before our trip, which will start on 22 June, we got ourselves 7 members & 1 luxury van.

from top right...
1> koko'
2> Tomoko
3> Elynn
4> Nesa
5> Sue Fin
6> Guna
7> Christie

>> Toyota Estima

Our 1…

My First Fashion Show

It started from my attendance of a Wednessday evening City Church Wellington Life Group. I met Beca & she asked for male volunteers to help out at a fashion show. Being the sweet gentleman i am, i volunteered after a moment to queer silence...

On may way to the fashion show last saturday, i faced a rather challenging task of trying to gt to the venue by foot. After a long walk and some enquiries, i was at the bus stop infront of Nandos, Courtney Place, waiting for any bus that goes to the Newtown Hospital, which is within walking distance of the venue. Almost every bus from that stop passes the hospital so i easily found my bus and was on my way.

For the fashion show, i was assigned to the task of welcoming and giving directions to attendees at the front door. About 10 minutes after the event started, i got called in to view the show on some specially reserved seats.

The fashion show is held to raise funds for a FEMALE ONLY event called Pamperday. During Pamperday, the ladies gt t…

Resigning from the Throne

As many of you may know, i play a free MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) by the name of Utopia.

In the game you are one province placed in a kingdom of 25 provinces each run by completely different individuals from anywhere in the world! In this game you construct buildings, explore for new lands, train a military & research science to make ur province stronger. When ur kingdom is ready, wars can be declared against other kingdoms and this is where most of the fun is... trying to defeat the opponent kingdom with ur wits and stratergy!

I really enjoy the game even thou it is mostly just text & numbers. And the coolest thing is I am the KING of my kingdom! the 25 provinces can vote for a province to be the King over the kingdom & they voted for me! The king does all the inter kingdom relations, declaring war and making peace. He also maintains order in the kingdom, resolving disputes & etc.

Well, my story as a King was not a fairy tale... it was a g…

Official End of Trimester 1 2006

Today is the last day of my Trimester 1 and again i say, good riddance!

I had my MATH104 exam at 2.30pm today & jz like my ALIN201 exam it was really touched by Jesus!

As usual I did not fear the exam, it walked in confidently... i could solve all the problems and remember all that i hav and even those that i hav nt studied but learnt a long time ago!

Also i'd like to thank God that the questions were quite interesting & i was so absorbed in solving it that the 3 hrs passed so fast!

If i get an A it will me A for AMEN!!!


~~~~~~~~~~~ Holiday Resolutions ~~~~~~~~~~~ Read sum books or novels.I have always enjoyed a piece of classic fiction... my fav is Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Get to know NZ better.Goin to South Island soon! & wana explore Wellington more wif this free time.Get an 18+ CardSo i dont hav to carry my passport around when i wana do 18+ stuff... ehem...
Note: My holiday starts today & the last day is on 9t…

FIFA World Cup In Wellington

Oh, ur a soccer fan?
So am I!
u wana watch the World Cup?
Do you have Sky satelite TV?
No?erm... well... too bad...
Being a soccer enthusiast in Wellington is like being a carnivore surrounded by vege...
vege = rugby (it's tempting but just nt appetizing)
You need to go to specific places or make special arrangements to get ur meat boost...
this usually = spending more money to have meat than vege (arranging for Sky TV & going to bars)

It's the World Cup and gona are the days where you can jz go to ur local mamak (Indian-Muslim) shop & watch it on the big screen while munching on some really good and cheap "Malaysian cruisine."

Here in Wellington... u gota go hunting for meat! World Cup games are usually on at 1am, 4am & 7am. It's the early morning & u gota walk around town and look at the little chalkboards they put up outside the local clubs/pubs... they only play the games they write down on the chalkboard... n tat is usually the 1am games... so …

The Best Curry Laksa In Wellington

In an earlier post I commented that the Curry Laksa in Satay Kampong is the best in Wellington.

In this post, i will decribe it as detailed as possible to enable the reader, with a hint of imagination, to taste the wonderful dish.

One order of Satay Kampong's Curry Laksa costs only $12.50. As some people might know, laksa is a dish of noodles in soup. Therefore, curry laksa = noodles in curry. So you can expect the dish to be slightly spicy due to the curry that it's served in. The large serving of curry laksa comes in a shiny gargantuan white ceramic bowl and the dish can fill u up with some to spare! I dare say tat two lean girls might find it a struggle to finish jz a bowl of Satay Kampong's Curry Laksa!

Now i will talk about the taste and the experience of savouring this excellent dish. When the dish is placed on ur table, u will find pork meatballs, pieces of chicken meat and seafood on top of your curry-immersed egg noodles. You can start picking on the meat and seaf…


but only for the next month at most... sigh... All i am nw is fatigue as a result of a previously sleepless studious night.

I had my ALIN201 exam this morning at 9.30am but at tat time i was strangely energetic and ready to face the great 3 hour struggle!

As many of you know, im not a hardworking man. I have the tendancy to study or write my essays very very very close to the exam date or assignment due date. Having this kind of nature wud cause the normal person to be petrified. But when i got my paper i did not feel fear... there was a queer assurance and calmness in my spirit... somehow i was not plagued by the torment of worry or fear...

The calmness really helped me concentrate on the questions i was working on. I dared not look at all d questions when i first opened the paper... i did not want to be discouraged by the taught of my inability to answer the consequent questions. but as i waded my way down the question paper as well as my pages and pages full of writing, i found tha…

Assignment's End

On Thursday, I handed in my last assignment (MATH104) and had a test (LING223).

The LING223 test marks the end of my involvement with that course. The end of my other two courses will be after their exams on 10 June (ALIN201) & 16 June (MATH104).

I feel so free... Now i hav more space to do wad i wana do!

A few hours ago i got back from watching a late nite Xmen 3 at Reading Cinema!
It is my first cinema movie in NZ! and...
The movie was actually quite good contrary to popular oppinion...
and there is wonderful build up to Xmen 4 in the movie!
hint: dont leave when the movie ends... stay till the credits finish... there is a sweet short video for you!

My Thumb Has Healed!

At 1pm, Thursday, i made an appointment with nurse Diane Morgan at Kelburn Campus Students Health Centre. I needed a check on my thumb.

This is wad u hav to do at Student Health. After making an appointment and arriving at the correct centre at the appointed time, go to reception and make ur presense known. You will be given a slip to put into the respective doctor's/nurse's pigeon hole. Then, wait for the doctor/nurse to call for you.
hint: The doctors and nurses rotate rooms so you may not find them in the same room during your second visit.

I got into her office and showed her my beautiful thumb. She said it was recovering well! YAY! And she told me to put some moisturiser on the area because it tends to dry up easily. The appointment was wrapped up in less than 5 mins.

Now you are supposed to leave the office with d slip and hand it in to reception.
I did jz tat and to my surprise i had to pay for this visit. My last two visits didnt require any payment... But i complied..…