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Happy Birthday, Jia Yin the Adorable!

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Today is Jia Yin's birthday!Wad did we do to celebrate?

@ RAINOn the Saturday before her b'day we got her to go clubbing with us!

We went 2 Rain.
Every guy bought her a continuous round of drinks that she ended up having to be carried home!
hahaha! we hada great time!

Here are some pictures of the night:
Nesa, Murti & I
Nesa arrived early with Murti & I joined them as the others were late.

Pico & Jay Pico arrived early as well. Jay arrived late with JY & gang.
Pico & Frank
Taka & JY
Tong, Hana, Amanda & JY The beautiful ladies who attended.
JY & I Isn't she jz adorable... btw... tat was the drink i bought her... she was a little tipsy by then.

@ Arashi KushiyakiOn the Sunday before her birthday, we had dinner at a Japanese restaurant, Arashi Kushiyaki.

It was a great event where around 27ppl gathered to celebrate the birthdays of Jia Yin (31/7) & Chin Kiat (10/8) .

Kamlini, Julie, Nesa, Pico, Rose & I shared to get Jia Yin & Chin Kiat a …

Denny's Restaurant

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It was one of those nights where i didnt feel like sleeping n i was hyped up from jz returning from some sort of meeting with my fellow Christians...

So bored Nesa, excitable Suesday & hungry me went for a 20 minute drive at 1am down to a 24-hrs Porirua retaurant called "Denny's Restaurant".


Drinks:
Nesa had Hot Chocolate.
Suesday had Lipton Yellow Label Tea.
I hada Latte.

Foodwise,
Nesa & Suesday shared a Chicken Salad while i hada Millenium sandwich.


The food & drinks at the restaurant come in gigantic quantities...
but the food greatly lacks in taste...

However, we hada good time...
But wont be back for anything other than jz coffee...


Match Fixing Scandal In Italian Football League Elite

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Several top flight Italian clubs were found guilty of match fixing...
Among them, my fav club: AC Milan.

The board appointed to decide on a proper punishment hav come up with these conclusions after two hearings:

For AC Milan,
AC Milan, who in my oppnion recieved the lightest punishment of all, will remain in the Serrie A as decided in a previous hearing but with a smaller number of points deducted; They start the new season with negative 8 point rather than negative 15.
There was also a punishment on last season's points tally which was reduced from deducting 44 points to deducting 30 points.
With last season's points deducted, AC Milan will not get automatic qualification for the Champions League but will hav to play Chievo Verona in the qualification round.

For Fiorentina,
Fiorentina will start the new season in the Serie A with negative 19 points.
Furthermore, Fiorentina must play three matches at a neutral ground.
The club was also fined 120,000 euros.
30 point penalties …

To Argue, Or Not To Argue?

I was considering this question in my head as i was finishing work at the restaurant last nite.

Many times there will be ppl who think opposite of wad you think...
& they will want to argue with wad you think as if they are totally right and you are wrong...
wad shud i do?
Option #1: Holler Back! Fight fire with fire till one side of the firewall tumbles!
Option #2: Take it... Only answer gently...
Option #3: Drop It Like It's Hot! Walk away...

#2 is usually the measure i take...
i smile & listen to wad this emotional preacher has got to say...
if i feel like it, i will come up with a clever twist...
but usually i jz stay silent.

Sometimes i wonder if i shud hav, #1, raised my voice & argued with him...
I wonder if that form of retaliation will be productive...
none of the points we discuss will ever be understood nor pondered by our opponent because both of us will be to mentally occupied with finding a way to lash out at the other...
Like two high walls banging against each other.…

Kamlini, Special 2 No End

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Kamlini is one of the few frens i made in New Zealand with whom i truly click wif.
We hav a wonderful & blooming friendship...
Therefore, it is my honour to come up with something that will reflect our kinship for her birthday which falls on every 23rd July.

The first thing i did was take her out for dinner...
So last nite at 7pm we met at Manners Mall and walked around looking for a restaurant when we stumbled upon this interesting Thai restaurant, The Original Thai, at Tory st.
Do read my review for this restaurant at DineOut.co.nz

We shared everything...
The 2 wonderful fresh & yummy entrees...

<---- Meatballs &, my fav pastry, Curry Puffs!








The 2 stir-fry Mains & one seafood Tom Yam soup! ---->









We hada bottle of Kim Crawford 2005 Pinot Noir n it was excellent!
It was a wonderful dining experience!

After dinner, Nesa & I walked her all the way home to Stafford House from the restaurant.
Little did she know that a surprise party,organised by Julie her rommate,…

5 Months in Less Than a Day

"Are 5 Months Less Than 24hrs?"
Keep this question at the back of your mind while i teach you some maths...

I am sponsored by the Malaysian government for my studies in New Zealand.
As an allowance, i should get $724 per month.
However, if i want the government to pay for my accomodations in NZ,
being self-catered, i get 60% ($434) of my allowance
being catered, i get 20% ($144)
Notice the difference between self-catered & catered is $290 a month or $72.5 a week.

I stay in a Studio Double with Nesa.
My accomodations provider, Unicomm, provides 2 plans for those who stay in the studios.
Catered & self-catered.
Fees are,
for self-catered, $170 per week
for catered, $215 per week

Therefore, it would be really wise for me to ask the government to pay for my accomodations because they only charge me a portion of the price, by decucting from my allowance.
However, having only 20% of your allowance is really depressing...

Therefore, a great plan has been adopted by Nesa & i.
If we can g…

The Female Paradox

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WHEN i RUN AWAY FROM YOU - FOLLOW ME

WHEN i POUT MY LiPS
- KiSS ME

WHEN i KiCK
- HUG ME TiGHT

WHEN i CALL YOU CRAZY
- iM CRAZY ABOUT YOU

WHEN i AM SiLENT
- iM THiNKiNG OF HOW TO SAY i LOVE YOU

WHEN i iGNORE YOU
- i WANT ALL YOUR ATTENTiON

WHEN i PULL AWAY
- GRAB ME BY THE WAiST & TELL ME YOU'LL NEVER LET ME GO

WHEN YOU SEE ME AT MY WORST
- TELL ME iM BEAUTiFUL

WHEN i SCREAM AT YOU
- TELL ME YOU LOVE ME

WHEN YOU SEE ME WALKiNG
- SNEAK UP BEHiND ME, & HUG ME

iF I DONT CALL YOU
- iM WAiTiNG BY THE PHONE FOR YOUR CALL

WHEN i SAY "i DONT CARE"
-i DO CARE

WHEN iM SCARED
- HOLD ME BY THE WAiST

WHEN i LOOK LiKE SOMETHiNGS THE MATTER
- KiSS ME & TELL ME EVERYTHiNG WiLL BE ALRiGHT

WHiLE i HOLD YOUR HANDS
- PLAY WiTH MY FiNGERS


To ALL females who read my blog...
How far is this true?

p/s: may u find a man who truly understands and adores ur complexity!

2006 Trimester 1 Holiday Resolutions Report

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It has been five days since my Trimester 1 holidays ended...
The Trimester 2 academic week started out quite well with little hicups & problems...
My thanks to a great God & every person tat helped make this possible!


~~~~~~ HOLIDAY RESOLUTIONS REPORT ~~~~~~
For my 3 week holiday, i had 3 aspirations:
1. Read some books/novels
2. Get to know NZ better
3. Get an 18+ Card


~~ Resolution 1

I didnt read many books in the holiday...
but i took a step towards this resolution by making myself a member of the Wellington Central Library!


To become a member of the library, all you need to bring is a letter with your current address printed on it. Exp: bank statement, insurance letter.


Go to the library during business hours & then follow the signs to the "Membership" counter. There you hav 2 fill a form. After that, the person serving you will hand you your library card and a few brochures. Here, you will notice tat you will hav to pay a meagre sum to borrow certain material.…

Happy Birthday to Tam Suet Yet!

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Tuesday, 11 July, marks the anniversary of Tam Suet Yet's birth.
(check out her friendster profile here!)
Tam is a fren who studied with me for 2 years back in Malaysia, at SMK IPBA.
To mark this wonderous occasion, she invited a few of her good friends to dinner at a Malaysian Restaurant called Rasa Malaysia.
The other attendees besides Tam & I are Hygi, Omma, Hadi, Aimi & Shiela... all from IPBA.

To make the occasion even more special i bought her one of my fav red wines as a birthday present:
Spy Valley Pinot Noir


We hada great time!
THANKS TAM!!!

My First Trimester Grades

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Don't get too excited over it...

A = 80-84
B = 65-69
B- = 60-64


I didnt do so well after all...
gonna work for at least a B+ (70-74) next trimester...

Italy Win World Cup!

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ITALY WIN THE FIFA WORLD CUP!!!



I am very pleased to see the team i hav supported since i first played football 8 years ago win the world's most prestigious tournament!
Congratulations Italy!
You worked hard for it!

May this victory spur your hearts & elevate you to greater heights!
GBU!!!

Being Deaf By Choice

I hav learnt a lot from this article as well...
too many times i hav choosen not to listen or respond to God because it was not convinient for me or because i fear.
The result is soon i stop hearing from God & drift away...

I fear many things: embarassment, ridicule, loss, suffering & etc.
But who doesnt...
Then again, if we do not risk something and live outside of our comfort zone...
are we living at all?

I do hope that God will continue challenging me...
and i will continue to respond to Him even though i may fail again...
and again...
and again...

Let this life i live be lived for more than myself...
Let the works of my hands go beyond my desires...
Let the nakedness of my imperfection speak the wonders of my God...
Let me be strong enough to be weak...

- 2 Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.


Ada…

Power, Not Words

This article has taught me several things...
It has also cleared up certain cobwebs that i hav had in my head for so long...
It jz shows me how wonderfully rich & powerful the Word of God is...

I hav always been easily swayed by powerful speaking and accertiveness...
Nw i hav grounds to see beyond the words spoken...
Nw i will examine the speaker's life...
The fruits of his life...
Wad is his life like?
Wad choices does he make in his life?
Do they tally wif wad he talks about?
Is there power in his life?

No longer will beautiful words spoken in a persuasive manner sway me...
My feet is on a Rock!
Read the article and recieve a similiar blessing!

Adapted from Experiencing God Day-by-Day
by Broadman & Holman Publishers

Not in Word, But in Power For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
1 Corinthians 4:20
Christianity is not moral platitudes, lofty intentions, and noble thoughts. The fundamental characteristic of God's kingdom is power. Paul faced constant criticism about hi…

Beloved Malaysia...

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As many of you will know, I am a Chinese Malaysian currently fully sponsored by the Malaysian government in my persuit of a degree in New Zealand. I am really grateful to my country for sponsoring my studies. I am also very proud of the many achievements of my country.

However, as an intellectual being, i cannot ignore the injustices my country has been actively committing for many many generations. One of the biggest injustices committed by my country has to do with racial benefits. Especially in the area of education scholarships.

Why am i making such a fuss? It's because the government promised a system based on meritocracy. You get it if ur academic & co-curricular performances are good... your race & religion has got ntg to do with your selection. But as the government disclosed recently, this promise is only a half-truth.

"Based on the latest statistics provided by the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Abdul Rahman Suliman, the racial…

2006 World Cup Finals = Italy vs France

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It's official,
Yesterday, Italy beat Germany in the very last minute with two goals and qualified for the finals...
Today, France beat Portugal with a penalty kick goal...
These who giants shall meet in the finals at 7am, 10 June (New Zealand Time, +12GMT).

The match promises to be a Collosal game!
DONT MISS IT FOR ANYTHING!!!

Watch the 2 goals Italy scored against Germany:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C60uNQsXjE4


GO ITALY!!!

Farewell to Li Shan

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Helo! See me & this beautiful young lady?

Tonight i will not write about myself or my South Island trip...
but i will say farewell to Li Shan.

To Li Shan:
Thanks for the honour of praying for you tonight... you're leaving on a jet plane early tomolo morning and im glad i cud say some good things and declare some of God's blessing into your life!
At d same time, I also realise that i dont really know you much... havent spent much time wif you & never really had the chance to.
but from wad i hear and wad i see... you're gentle, sweet, kind and graceful.
I didnt know wad to pray for but after thinking about it and asking God...
I hava promise of God for you...

- Proverbs 16.3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

You're a wonderful gal, Li Shan...
I know when you get back to Singapore you will be looking for jobs and studying real hard and etc...
Here is a piece of wisdom from the bible, in whatever you do, bring it to God in prayer FIRST…