It seems like it is not that easy for me to get the concert ticket. At first, the concert is from March 19 to 26. Then it changed to March 21-26. There is a priority booking for the Manhattan credit card holder. The concert is too hot until all the tickets sold out. The organizer add additional 3 shows on March 27, 28 and 29. All 3 shows full as well. Now, they are adding another 3 shows on March 30, 31 and April 1. OMG!!!!! Can I still get any ticket when it is open for public to purchase? I have no idea!!! How? Who can help me? :(
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tomorrow I will be going to watch Avatar 3D. This will be the very first time I watch 3D movies in the cinema. Furthermore, this movie will last for 2 hours and 43 minutes. I have no idea whether I will feel dizzy or not. But, I think I definitely will. Oh gosh.... I hope it will not be that bad after all.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Eason will have his concert in Hong Kong Coliseum on March 19-26 2010. From the forum, maybe there will be another extra 2 shows on 27 and 28. However, there is no official note from the organizer. For those who hold the Manhattan credit card can do a priority booking from 16 to 23 December.
I am considering whether to go or not. Of course, if possible, I wish to go. It will be totally different if you watch the concert in Hong Kong Coliseum. This is one of the item in my wish list, to watch concert in Hong Kong Coliseum.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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Sunday, December 6, 2009
2009 is really a bad year. I got another bad news from my primary friend. She MSN me when I was on my night shift. She started with "2009 is really a bad year". From this sentence, I already knew she has a bad news to tell me. My guess is right, she told me, one of our primary school mate, met with an accident in Africa, brain is damage and in a critical situation.
It is a really sad news. According to my friend, she went to Africa for charity. Sigh... This is life. Anything can happen. I really hope there will be miracle for her. Thee Kong ar, Thee Kong..... Please popi her. She is still young and doing good deeds, should have a good life, not suppose to take her away.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Watched this movie in Singapore with my friend. He treated me.
2012 is a nice movie, to me. I felt so sad when I saw all the people died helplessly. I am wondering, will it really happen to all of us on 2012, 2 years from now? I have no idea. If we never taking care of our environmental issue, I think sooner or later, this will happen.
2012 is still showing in the cinema. For those who have not watched, quickly go to the cinema near you and watch.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Today is 31st October. Happy Halloween!!! As usual, Google has special logo for this kind of festive celebration. This time, there are specials, a total of 4 logos. You can click on the logo and it will change to another logo.
Nice huh.... Anyway, tonight Esplanade is having the Halloween Party. Happy Halloween everyone and enjoy the party!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Do you still remember I blog about the I Love Malaysia Campaign contest? It is a contest by Exabytes, conjunction with the Malaysia National Day. The grand prize for this contest is the iPhone 3GS and Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB as consolation prize. After one and a half months, when I almost forgot about this contest, the result is out.
Again, my friend is the one who told me the result is out. She referred me to this contest. If I win a prize, she will win too. And guess what? I WON!!!!! Because of this, she also won. She got the email from Exabytes, and immediately, MSN me to check on my email. So I quickly go to check my gmail, no new email wor.... Then I go to check my Yahoo email.
HAPPY! Thanks Mary for referring me for this contest. If not, I will not know about it and don't say about winning.
This week is quite a bad week for me. My friend's dad passed away and my classmate left us due to heart attack. Luckily, this good news brings joy to me. I am so happy now. It has been few months since I won any prize. The previous one was the Eason's Moving On Stage 26 Concert ticket.
I also want to thank Exabytes for giving me this early Birthday present. Thank you so much! Muacksssssss!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Nice English song from Eason. The previous Mandarin album also has one English song named Aren't You Glad. However, I still prefer this one. I copied the lyrics here. Nice song, nice lyrics, nice vocal.
Hey, you once called me your baby
say it for the last time
with all your strength and meaning it this time
Hey, you once promised me the world,
but I never asked for it, but I never asked for it
Hey, you once praised me beautiful,
why I'd get get weaker,
why would I get weaker?
Oh please, please don't, I am so scared,
scared you're too perfect for me
or am I too naive for you
Either way it's too late,
too late for regrets, I'm hurt
leave me out of love,
leave love out, leave me out
Hey, let's just pretend,
nothing ever happened,
nothing ever happened
Hey, let's just pretend,
nothing ever happened,
nothing ever happened
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I thought today I can take the round Moon photo. It seems like I need to wait for another time since it was raining until now. Too bad. Never mind, I can wait for next month. But I heard that August 15th (in Lunar calendar) will have the roundest Moon ever.
Finally, I went to the the camera shop just now to check out the camera+laptop bag. It's not cheap though. I have 2 choices now: Lowepro Fastpack 250 or Kata DR-467i (previously is DR-467). Lowepro is priced at RM350 while Kata costs RM330, just a RM20 difference. There was a customer in the shop told me that Kata is more comfortable while carry it on the back. I have read a lot of reviews online about these 2 too. Most of them said Kata is more comfortable. I tried on Lowepro Fastpack 250 as well. To me, it's not that bad either. But the laptop compartment is from the side, not the normal top. Hmmmm, now my scale is more towards Kata. I can use it as my laptop bag if I am not bringing my camera and laptop together. Anyway, I will decide and buy it by end of this month or beginning of next month.
Happy Mid Autumn Festival to all of you out there!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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Friday, September 25, 2009
I joined the I Love Malaysia Campaign on August 27. Until now, it is nearly a month now. I go into the website and still, the result is not yet out. I am excited to see whether I am one of the winner. I think I need to patiently wait for it. If I cannot get the iPhone 3GS, I also wish to have the Western Digital Passport Size portable hard disk.
For those who are entering this contest, are you excited as well? Or you have already forgotten about it?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It has been 2 months since I went to work in Kulim. Since then, my life is full of bad luck. Got it again today. I have no idea why. One of my friend said, those problems that can be solved by money is not a problem anymore. Ya, I agree that. But the thing is, my money earning speed is not that fast if compare to those unnecessary spending. All needs money! Money here, money there. I want to faint soon. How?? Who can help me?
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
For 3rd week in a row, I went to watch movie in the cinema on weekends. The best part is, all 3 movies are horror and thriller movie: Murderer, The Orphan and Final Destination 4.
The storyline for Final Destination 4 is the same as the previous 3. One of the guy sees the vision on the crash, losing all their lives in the incident. Later, the accident is really happen and they manage to escape from the death. However, they don't know that death is actually coming after them one by one.
Final Destination 4 is really horror on some of the part. I think it is better than Final Destination 3. However, the first one is still the best.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I am a fan of horror and gruesome flicks. It doesn't matter how scary or gruesome it may be, it is still a movie, to me. However, reality TV is totally different. It is filled with real suspense and reaction. Watching such shows, keep me on the edge of my seat most of the time.
There is a particular truTV video that shows real reactions on people going on the Bungee Jump. I don't think I will ever be brave enough to try one. I probably will be dizzy and faint before executing the jump! I personally know some friends who dare to go on bungee jumping. One did one on a trip to New Zealand. How frightful for me but bold of her. If you ever decide to try going on one, perhaps a good idea would be to watch videos from truTV to have an idea how it is like. After all, the reactions are real.
So many things can happen while on the Bungee Jump. Cross your fingers, pray all you can. Or you can also avoid all this anxiety and stress level. Do watch all the videos from truTV. Try the Most Daring category. It is just exciting and will keep you up all night watching them!
Friday, September 4, 2009
* Don't read if you want to watch The Orphan in the cinema. Spoiler ahead.
Before watching The Orphan, I am thinking of watching another movie, District 9. After much consideration and asking the opinion from Nic, I went for The Orphan. I made a good choice for watching this movie. It is exciting and horror!
The story is very normal. A married couple lost their 3rd child while the lady is pregnant. After some time, the lady managed to get over the sad news and decided to adopt a new child. Of course, Esther is the one they adopted.
After Esther joined the family, many things start to happen. She is an evil. She started to make everyone thinks that the lady is the one who not taking good care of her. The lady investigated on her past and finally knew the truth. What is the truth? Who is Esther? You will get the answer if you catch this movie in the cinema near you.
I enjoyed the movie very much, however, the couple who sit beside me spoil my mood. They keep on talking and that girl, keep screaming here and there, especially towards the end. Oh man! I hate people who talking non stop during a movie. Irritating.
The Orphan and Murderer have a common point. It is related to the children. In Murderer, Aaron Kwok has a small little boy. Same goes to The Orphan, Esther is the little girl in the family. Both are evil. Opps... I have said something that I am not suppose to say. Haha, I told you earlier, don't read if you want to watch this movie in the cinema. It is your problem now for not listening to me. LOL.
Next, what movie will I watch? I think it will be Final Destination 4. Another horror movie. YEAH!
Laptop is a very useful tool, especially for businessmen, students or those who work in the IT field. It has become a norm for owning a laptop. However, it will be better if you can get it for FREE. Yes, you no need to pay a penny on it.
Charter is having a Back2School Laptop-a-Day Sweepstakescontest from July 15 to September 15, for you to win a free laptop. The free laptop is a HP 550 Notebook 15-inch with Windows Vista. It comes with a NeoTec Compu Backpack as well.
Besides, Charter is giving a great online deal. If you subscribe the Internet service, you will entitle yourself a $25 gift card. For Internet and Cable, $75 gift cards will be yours. In order to get the $100 gift card, just subscribe to Internet, Cable and Phone services. You can use the gift card in most of the retailers from restaurant to clothing, home and accessories and etc.
Last year, Charter is giving away laptops, Xbox 360 game systems and a 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid for the lucky winners. This year, you can be the lucky winner too. Just go to www.charter.com/laptop to register for the contest. List of winners can be viewed from the site, as well as the contest rules and the details of the laptop. Don't forget also, to follow the Charter on Facebook and Charter on Twitter. You can get the latest news and update from these two channels.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I watched 2 movies for the last 2 weekends, Murderer and The Orphan. If you have not watched these 2 movies, and think of watching it, please don't continue to read on this post. Spoiler inside! If you still want to continue, don't blame me. It is still better for you to go watching without reading any reviews.
Murderer, a long awaited movie starring Aaron Kwok. It was released during July in Hong Kong. It only comes to Malaysia on August 27.
In this movie, Aaron acts as a cop, again. He is investigating on one case, where the murderer using the drill to drill the body of the victim, and let blood to flowing out, until he/she dead. During one of the investigation, Aaron got hit by someone and fainted while one of the cop was badly injured by the murderer. When Aaron awakes, he lost some part of his memory. He totally cannot remember what has happened.
While investigating, all the evidence seems to point back to Aaron. Aaron's best friend also started to suspect him. Is Aaron really the murderer? Or is it someone else? What will happen in the end?
With no doubt, Aaron's acting has become much better, if compare to few years back. In Murderer, his acting was fantastic especially near to the end of the movie. I am sure, Aaron will be nominating for the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and Hong Kong Film Awards. I hope he can get the Best Actor for the Hong Kong Film Awards instead of the Taiwan Golden Horse. Aaron has won the Best Actor for 2 consecutive in the Taiwan Golden Horse but never win in the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Next, I will talk about another similar movie, The Orphan.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
All my readers knew I have more than 1 blog. This is no longer a secret anymore. However, some of my other blog's readers don't know that I have a personal blog, which is this blog. This is the only blog that I use the free web hosting from blogspot.
Many friends do ask me, how to start a blog. Most of the time, I will ask them to get a free hosting site like blogspot, wordpress and etc before getting a own domain and hosting. Why? Some people are just want to following others. They are very exciting about blogging since everyone is doing at the moment. However, the passion will not last long. It is a waste for getting the domain and hosting, but never use them.
There are so many web hosting company who provides attractive hosting plan. For me, I am using Hostgator. I like Hostgator because of the 24x7 live chat. No matter I am facing any problem at odd hours, I can just go to the website and launch the live chat. The technical support will help me out.
Beside Hostgator, there are still a lot of web hosting for you to choose from. The advice that I can give to you is, research through the Internet, find the one that suits you the most.
If you need to compare one web hosting to another, try to go to Web Hosting Rating website. From the main site, you can see which web hosting is the Top 10 Web Hosting Providers and Best Web Hosts 2009. It includes the rank, price, space, traffic and the most important, Web Hosting Review. Go through the reviews and see what kind of feedback the users are giving. It will help you to make the decision on which web hosting you need.
Some people will try to get a web hosting with the cheapest price. Although it is cheap, is it worth it? To find out, you can go through the article When Cheap Hosting Goes Wrong from the Web Hosting Rating's article session. There are a lot of useful articles for you to read and gain your knowledge, not only in web hosting.
That is why, I always ask my friends to check out Web Hosting Rating if they are going to get a web hosting. It really provides a lot of useful information to a newbie.
Monday, August 31, 2009
1. Some brainless people who never turn off the cell phone. Phone rings, they pick up, and start to talk on the phone.
2. People who keep kicking your chair on your back, throughout the movie.
3. Some people like to discuss the storyline with their friends from the beginning until the end of the movie.
4. People who brought along their kids into the cinema and the kids start to make noise and cry during the show.
5. For those people who cannot watch horror movie, please don't go and watch it in the cinema. Just for God sake, buy DVD and watch it at home. At least, you can scream at anytime you want. The worst is, the scene is not scary they also scream non stop!
6. People who like to ask question about the movie. If you don't understand, can you just shut up and ask only the movie is finished?
7. People fall asleep while watching the movie and start snoring.
8. People who come in late and so coincidence, they sit at the same row as you. Disturbing!
9. People who sit at the same row as you, go to toilet for few times during the movie.
10. People who smoking inside the cinema. Last time I encountered this in the old type cinema. Now, no more. Phew.
I think I better stop it here. If not, it will be a long long list. I hope my friends do not fall under any category I mentioned above. LOL.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
My friend MSN me, asked me to join a contest. She said I always win prizes, maybe I can become the lucky winner again. Haha, I hope so. If I won, she also won the same prize as me. Win win situation. No wonder she is asking me to join. LOL, joking!!
The contest is from Exabytes. First, click on the I Love Malaysia Logo on the top right on my blog (If you cannot find the logo, see the screen shot below). It will open the site in another window.
While you read through, you can find the steps by steps on joining the contest. Fill in the form, click on the link in the email you received, copy the code and paste on your website. Tada, you are done!
Of course, there is one field to fill in your referral's email. Don't forget to fill in mine ya, hehehe. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are lucky, you can win the below prize.
Apple iPhone 3GS (worth RM2500) x 2 winners
Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB x 10 winner
iPhone..... Here I come..... :D
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I won 2 RM298 tickets from MyFM. I called and luckily, I got it through. I sang 于心有愧 but I was too nervous and forgot the lyrics in the end. Anyway, I still win the tickets! Yipee!!!
Eason's Moving On Stage 26 is the finale for the Moving On Stage Concert. I am wondering why he chose Malaysia to be the finale station and not Hong Kong. Anyway, the concert is so great. The RM298 tickets are the most expensive among the 3 types. Another 2 is RM98 and RM198. I manage to stand so near to the stage and watch Eason's performance.
Eason's performance for the night is fantastic and incredible! His voice is so good although he sing and dance at the same time. On that night, total of 32 songs are perform sang by him. Most of them are dance hits.
Eason's Moving On Stage 26 is the BEST concert I have ever seen, so far.
For more photos, just go to my Facebook and you are able to view it.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
It has been 3 weeks since I came to work in Kulim. I have started to use to drive all the way from Penang to Kulim everyday. The job here is better if compare to my previous department. I have already bored towards my previous job. Of course, I will still going back after 2 more months here. I think it's time for me to move on to another department, instead of staying there.
This morning, before coming to work, it started to rain. It was so heavy until I can hardly see the road. I drove very slow. Some of the places were already flooded with water. Luckily, there is no rain when I reached my company. Actually it is good to have the rain, since it is so hazy these few days. People are sick just because of the weather.
Today is my brother's Birthday. Wishing him Happy Birthday and may all his wishes come true.
What is QLOG? If you asked me what is a BLOG, I can answer you right away. But not QLOG. I have no idea what is that. At first, I read it as Q-LOG. I tried to search it on Wikipedia, but there is no result return. Finally, I managed to get it from http://www.amyafrica.com and know the pronunciation of QLOG. QLOG is pronounced as "clog".
QLOG is a website that let you ask question on almost everything, including online marketing, email marketing, analytic, SEO/SEM, shopping carts and etc. It is 99% Queries and Quintessentials & 1% Quibblings. After submitting a question, you will get the answer for your question to clear your doubt.
Amyafrica's QLOG is only a month old. That is why, only 2 to 3 posts are posted on the website in a week time. For each post, you can join the conversation and submit your view and comment about the topic. In fact, you are welcome to do that. It will be fun and a good way to get more knowledge.
QLOG is a good idea to interact with users and sharing the knowledge. However, participation of the users is a big question mark to me. Anyway, try to point your browser to amyafrica.com to check out this good QLOG.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Moon photo is not easy to take. I tried last time, but fail. It comes out not that nice. That is why I never post any moon photo before. Below photos were taken while I was waiting for my dinner at one of the coffee shop, on the Penang Heritage celebration night.
I change the lens to 55-250mm lens. The Moon is nearer now.
Nearer! Nice huh?
I still hope to take a full Moon photo in future. Yesterday night I saw the round Moon on the sky. However, it cannot be seen from my unit. It is at another side. Nevermind, for sure I have the chance. But I need to be quick before my cousin took back his 55-250mm lens. :)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I like to wear jeans for some reasons. First, it is easy to match with your clothes. No matter is a t-shirt or shirt, you can match it with your jeans perfectly. Second, jeans are long lasting. You can wear it for years, no matter it is torn or not.
I came across Armani Exchange and immediately, I fall in love with their Jeans. There are 3 pair of jeans that I like the most: New Zenith Boot Cut, Painted Boot cut and Suspender Jeans.
I like the design for Painted Boot Cut and New Zenith Boot Cut. I wish to have this kind of jeans for a long time. Suspender Jeans is the special edition jeans that look nice and cool.
From the Armani site, you can go to the dressing room to try out the jeans and match it with the clothes you want. See, I have my own outfit from the dressing room. Looks great?
If you also like the jeans I posted, you can also own it. Currently, Armani Exchange is having "New Premium Denim starting at $98". Besides, there is a contest for you to win a pair of jeans throughout the whole July by text A|X. Just enter "DENIM2" to ARMANI (276264).
For those who have bought a full price pair of denim from Armani Exchange, you can use the $20 gift card for your next purchase of $100 or more. It is valid from July 30th until August 15th. More information, do visit the A|X Blog.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Today is my 2nd day in Kulim. Why I am here? I am on a job assignment, that is why. I will be here for 3 months, until October.
Same like other new job, first few days will be very boring. Training will be the main agenda. Apart from the training, you need to read all the documents, which I hate the most. I prefer to have hands on rather than read non stop. People tend to forget if only read and never do it.
Working in Kulim seems not really that bad. The most tiring part is driving. Drive for 45 minutes from Penang to Kulim, and drive back is really time consuming. It will be OK if there is no jam. So far, I never stuck in the jam (TOUCH WOOD!!!). I hope it will never happen to me. :)
Wish me luck. I will back to shift work again after this job assignment. 3 months for me to become a normal person. Hahaha.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I lived at very high floor. From my room, I can see the Penang bridge, which is quite far away. Sometimes, I can see the plane too. Thanks to my cousin's zoom lens, I was able to take the below photo. I just resize the picture and never do any touch up. I want to let you see, how blur is the Penang sky! It has been many days with this situation. Hopefully it will get better soon.
Cathay Pacific plane.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
It is not easy to find a trustworthy auto body shop, especially after you met with an accident in another state. At that time, you will start panic and not sure what to do, don't mention about to find a auto body shop. However, with the help from Collision Repair Experts, you can easily get hold of the repair shop no matter where you are, by searching through the car service directory. If you area looking for an auto body shop yorba linda, just key in the zip code and start the search. You will be able to get a shop near you immediately.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Roger Federer just won his 15th Grand Slam title after beating Andy Roddick in an incredible match. 5-7, 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 16-14. Happy!!!
The jacket that Federer wore after the match is so nice. Here's the photo. Too bad, it is not for sale. If not, I will think of getting it. Think only la......
Friday, July 3, 2009
It's have been many years since I last had my exam. Today, is the day after so many years, I am having an exam once again. It was like I were back to the study time. But, I felt more stressed if compare to last time. During University, I was used to it as there were so many exams waiting in one semester.
Anyway, I passed the exam! YES!!! This is the first online exam I have attended. Once you submitted, you will get the result immediately. I got 34 out of 40, which is 85%. Not bad..... ;)
Friday, June 26, 2009
Marketing is very important to a company. However, to find a good marketing company is even more important than the rest. If you get a marketing company which turn out failing to promote your company, time and money are wasted. The most critical thing is, your business will not grow. However, if you get a good marketing company, you will see a good result from it. The best example will be the Kmart marketing campaign run by IZEA.
Kmart, which is seldom known by others, has become so popular with the help of IZEA marketing strategy: Conenct with A-listers, Harness the longtail, Give something back and Leverage multiple platforms. Each and every strategy's main point is to promote the brand of Kmart, to become well-known to customers.
First, 6 leading bloggers have been chosen to shop in Kmart with the sponsorship spends from Kmart itself. Besides, bloggers have helped to spread the word. On top of this, contest was launched to provide a way to promote Kmart. In addition, different platforms such as blogs, email, Twitter, Facebook, UStream.tv and others have also helped on spreading the brand name.
From the Social Media Case Study, the result from these strategies were very encouraging and positive. More than 90% of bloggers are more likely to make a purchase from Kmart after writing about it.
This example shows you clearly why the marketing company plays an important role in marketing your business. Below is the case study slide show for Kmart from IZEA.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Just back from Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen. Very nice movie and MUST watch it in the cinema. Bumblebee is still the cutest and coolest autobots among all. I like him so much. Never forget about Optimus Prime as well. I am not going to tell the story over here, just go watch it yourself. :)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have written quite a number of post regarding the web hosting. However, still a lot of people are asking me on which web hosting to get. If they have read my post clearly, they will know how to get the best web hosting. Since they are still having doubts, let me explain to them one more time.
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I plan to get a SLR camera by next year. From the research, Canon EOS 500D will be my dream camera. For me, I think 500D is more than enough for a beginner. I start to read all the reviews and compare with other model, even other brand. No matter how, I still prefer the 500D form the shape, the weight and the photo quality. Until then, this is still a dream for me.
Sometimes, things happen and your plan no longer applicable. It happened to me! My Power Shot S2IS is giving me problem when I went for shooting. When I turn it on, it showed me nothing, all black. However, the LCD can view all the photos inside the memory card. I ahve no choice but sent for repair. From the repair center, the lens is broken and needs RM480 to fix it. RM480 to fix a old camera is too much for me. I decided a no go for the repair.
Without repairing, it means that I will not have any camera for taking photos. I start to think of getting the SLR but the price is quite expensive. After asking and thinking for many days, I still cannot decide. One day, my friend helped me to ask one of the shop. The price was very attractive!! It is much cheaper. Without any hesitation, I headed to the shop and bought my Canon EOS 500D. Finally, I owned YOU!
Singapore has become the country that I will visit at least once every year. This year, I not yet make any arrangement to visit it until I see the Accor Hotels City Super Sale. From as low as 61 USD, I can revisit this place and stay in the Singapore hotel with a great savings.
Singapore has a couple of places that I will go for this visit. I plan to go during year end. Why I choose year end? Of course I have the reason. It is because Singapore is having SALES on that time. Besides shopping, I wish to go to the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. I want to go there and try out the performance of my newly bought camera. On the very next day, I will go to the Sentosa Island. Another great place for photo taking. One full day is needed if you want to visit Sentosa. There are so many things you can do there. However, Musical Fountain will be my main purpose of going there. If I have time, I would also like to visit the Science Center and Bird Park. I never visit both places for many years. For sure, there will be a lot of changes and improvements.
The Asia Pacific Hotel City Sale is only for a limited time only. Grab it when it is still available and start to plan your own vacation trip now.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I just back from praying HNKP. I got the chance to talk to her sister and Ah Hooi to know more about her. HNKP's sister wants me to say thank you to all of you who have left her message in FB, blog and MSN.
Tomorrow will be HNKP's funeral. I can't make it. I need to work. HNKP, please forgive me. Goodbye, my dear friend.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Ah Hooi called me. I never expect someone named Ah Hooi will call me. When he told me is Ah Hooi, I thought that he is my mom's friend's son. I never think of this Ah Hooi is HNKP's boy friend. Then he told me HNKP passed away. I was like huh? Are you calling the right person? I asked him. He said, you are so so so and you don't know HNKP meh? Then only I realized who is the one that actually talking to me.
Honestly, I was so shocked to get the news. I never prepare to get this kind of news. I think I shouted quite loud on the phone until my mom came over and asked me what happen. I totally cannot accept and don't know what to do. I started to call others and MSN someone. I need to let others know about this as well.
Last few weeks, TSP tagged a lot of the photos of us, that we took during CNY in FB. HNKP left a message in on e of the photo, saying that she missed my butter cookies. Yes, on that photo, she can see the butter cookies that I gave to them last 2 years. This year, I never give to her. After I saw the message, I said to myself next year I will give her one bottle. I never reply on top of the message. It was too late now.
I browsed through her blog. In the post, she did mention about me. She always MSN me to help her get some songs or even lyrics. Sometimes, I will translate the lyrics into pinyin for her as well. With that, she can sing with it.
HNKP, we will always remember you. You bring a lot of fun to us during our gathering. I still remember the first time we met, in Old Town. You are so quiet. Remember what I said? You are not like you! You always scold bad words during recording or our chat session but on that day, you were so quiet. Hahahaha......
I really hope you will RIP, we will miss you always, our one and only HNKP!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Can't wait to watch the below 2 movies. Both are also from Aaron Kwok. According to the news, this thriller movie Murderer will show during the HK holidays. I hope it comes to the cinema here at the same time too.
Another one will be the well known Storm Warriors. This is the new trailer. It will show on the 17 of December.
Oh.... Just can't wait to watch!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Yes, Roger Federer won the French Open 2009 finally, beating Robin Soderling in straight set 6-1 7-6(1) 6-4. I watched the game online and it seems like no fight for Soderling.
However, before Soderling went into the final, he beat Rafael Nadal in the 4th round, Nikolay Davydenko in quarter final and Fernando Gonzalez in semi. If Nadal vs Federer in the final, I don't think Federer can win. Nadal is too good over Federer. He knew his playing style.
Anyway, I am happy Federer finally won the French Open! :)
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I knocked someone's car when I was out from my parking area inside my condo. I never see him in the first place. When I saw it, it was too late. I knocked the car. Luckily, it was not really that serious since the speed was not fast. Since I was careless, I pay for the repair fees.
Want to see how worse is my car?
Actually, it was not too bad. I just sent my car for the repair and it needs 3-4 days for completion.
I think I need to make an appointment to Thee Kong and talk to him soon. I need to ask him to take away my bad luck. I have been spending a lot on unexpected stuff recently.