Friday, 20 July 2007

Happy days~

Finally a nice long break from Ipoh to go back to good old JB~

I sure miss being able to understand all the mandarin speak around me instead of staring blankly at everyone when canto shit is spouted from their lips~ Don't get me wrong a i don't hate cantonese ppl i just don't like the language. It doesn't help that everyday ppl speak to me in that language like its some universal language~ and *gasp* don't look at me in wide eyed horror when i say i cant speak the d*** language cos no one in Jb bothers bout anything canto anyway~ every TVb drama is dubbed in good old Mandarin (which is incidentally the decreed common language that helped Shih Huang Ti unite China) So pls take ur canto accented Mandarin and go away if you have nothing nice to say about canto-ignorant ppl such as myself~

Anyways the reason i have a wondrous 5 day break is cos.. er i applied for it~ but just 3 days are going to be deducted from my leave cos weekends don't count. Ain't that wonderful? Praise the Lord~

The journey from Ipoh to JB was not as butt bustingly horrible as I imagined~ Thnks to JH i got to the Medan Gopeng bus station with time to spare to get some french fries at the drive tru McD nearby. And i can tell you those were the most mouth-wateringly yummy french fries i have tasted ever~ when ur happy everything tastes great looks great feels great~

As apposed to the 12 hour trip i took way back in sem 5 for my electives, this trip was decidedly a shorter 7 hour trip where i get a single seat~muahaha no more fat ppl encroaching onto my space~ and a free bottle of water. The bad thing was due to the lack of meat on my bones, i was left shivering almost the entire journey despite wearing a jacket on top of my 3/4 sleeved top and topping that up with a rather thick towel. Until that is i found the secret to staying warm~
I covered my feet with whatever pieces pf clothing i had in my bag and wa lah~ i'm as warm as toast~ As long as my extremities are warm, the rest of my body is warm~

And oh imagine what awaited me back at home~ My wonderful family and my wonderful magazines!! 5 issues of 8days 1 Singapore Cleo and 3 New Idea~ Bliss how am i going to finish all that?

My frown line seemed to have disappeared since i touched down in JB and i've been getting decidedly more sleep~ muahaha this is the life~ I guess without work you'll never know how wonderful mundane life is like.So please help me give a tight slap to anyone that laments their life is so boring because they have nothing to do~ relish in nothingness i say!

I notice that i haven't posted many pictures ever since i started working in Ipoh~ well there is a very logical reason for that~ i have no camera over there~ Haha so for the sake of putting pictures in my blog these are the events and occasions i missed while i was away up North~

1. Steamboat/Teppanyaki dinner for Uncle Kwok and Auntie Robyn

Okie i don't really have a nice picture of them but this was what the whole family got up to~eating!! Here are random snap shots.

Cousin and his girlfriend~wedding bells are ringing soon~

Ah ha~ another potentially married couple in the near future~ he's a policeman and she's my cousin~ haven't really spoken to him yet but what i gather is that she is blissfully happy.

More paparazzi pics of the new couple.

Auntie Robyn(pink batik top) and auntie Jenny (pink stripes).One stays in Melbourne and the other in Jb.

A heavily pregnant cousin-in-law and the happy father to be~

And wa-lah~ the fruit of a 24 hour labour~ I missed this too~ aw shucks~

2. Banana leaf dinner (we need more Indian restaurants in Ipoh)

And the family went for some banana leaf dinner~without me~boo hoo

3. Desaru trip

Back in the days when i was young~ like kindergarten~ when my now located in melbourne uncle and auntie was still living in Jln Rubi Jb, the family went to Desaru almost every weekend with a few other close family friends~ and this trip was sort of a stroll down memory lane.

Auntie Robyn teaching Ben how to swim~ with comical results~

Aunt: Pls pls pls learn how to swim

Uncle Boon and his daughter Fiona~ the last trip to Desaru we went together she was like 1 year old? I think i'm getting old~

I dont usually see many ang moh's in Jb but when they come they come in groups~ Fiona's exchange student friend

4. Decorating the new condo

Ben enjoying the comfy little sofa~ Hey? isn't he supposed to be helping?

Lots of greenery

With a tennis court and huge swimming pool~Maybe i can start learning to swim now

Thnks to the help of a digital camera i get to relive the lost one month~ it almost feels like i was there~

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