Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me!

Let me clear up one thing first. The reason why I always end some of my recent post with a "p/s: I'm still 19!" is not to try and indicate that my birthday is coming.

It was just my way of comforting myself and to deny that I am turning 20. I could not and still is having a hard time accepting the fact that I have already left my teenage years and am ascending into my adult one.

Even if I want to deny it now also cannot liao. Not only have I turned 20 as of today, I have freaking many friends who kept taunting me with, "You cannot deny liao. You old lo! You turn 20 liao!"

Lolx!! You all like damn happy I am turning old like that! Is it not enough that you guys are old, but you HAVE to pull such a good and adorable friend(me) with you. It almost sounds like you guys feel much better with being old by teasing and taunting me lo!! Hehe!

Well, to be honest, I am actually having a pretty happy birthday this year. Haven't felt like this in many years. Not that I am sad during all my other birthdays, just that, I think I feel happier cause I got several unexpected presents, dinner, and some things I want for my birthday.

Had a birthday dinner with my roommates, Michelle and Lizzie. Oh! And Alyssa too! I told Michelle a million times I did not wanted to celebrate but she kept insisting.

A reason why I did not want to celebrate is because some of my ex-roommate use to say that they would bring me out and eat also. In the end, they were more like saying it just for the sake of saying. Did not really had any intention of doing so.

So, this time I did not wanted to have my hopes up high and just to be brought down by disappointment. And luckily, Michelle did not disappoint.

It was on Sunday (11/23).

All my roommates are from Cape Coral, 30 minutes drive away from Fort Myers. They usually all leave on Thursday, after their last class for the week, and come back on Sunday. I thought they weren't gonna come back for the dinner cause by 5 pm, no one was in sight.

By 6pm, Michelle came back and started insisting on going to dinner. So, we waited for Lizzie to come back from cheerleading practice, and Alyssa from her sorority chapter.

Then we dressed up and went to Outback, a western steak house.

Had this on. First time going out without a jacket. But since we were indoor most of the time, the freezing temperature did not matter.

Michelle and I. She is the best! Really nice of her to do this.

Michelle, me and Alyssa. We were in Alyssa's dorm. She needed to change after her chapter meeting with her sorority.

Alyssa and Michelle.

LOLXX!! This part was funny. We were pumping gas and unfortunately for Michelle, there were some older (not so good looking) guys next to us. They kept whistling, looking at us(according to Michelle) and honking their cars. It was damn funny. I did not even notice them till Michelle told us. Michelle and I did not dare look at them but Alyssa was actually checking them out to see if got cute guy or not!

Michelle got in the car and started driving away.
Michelle: Oh my gosh! They kept looking at us and whistling.
I was too busy snapping pictures to notice.
Me: Really? I didn't know. *laughs*
Michelle: They were not even cute looking. And they are OLD!
Alyssa: Yea. They are old! But one of them was kinda cute.
Michelle made a funny face. I just laughed.
Me: You actually looked at them? I didn't even dare turn around.
Alyssa: Well, they didn't see me I guess. They were looking at Michelle.

You gotta love them. They are too funny.

Anyway, we picked Lizzie up, and went to Outback. Michelle is really nice. There was an Outback restaurant near our college, like 5 minutes away, but she drove all the way to the other Outback that was like 15-20 minutes away just cause I wanted to go to Outback.

The thing is, Lizzie had two birthday parties to go to. One was mine, and another her other friend. Her friend was having her party at the Outback near our college, so we had to go to the other one. Lizzie went to her friend's party for awhile, then told them she has a test to do and left early. Then she joined us.

Michelle and Lizzie, my roommates.

Alyssa and me. Lolx!! Didn't realize Alyssa looked like that in this pic. Haha!!

Our appetizers. Wings and..

..fried onions. Both also taste DAMN DELICIOUS!

Stupid me. Was to busy eating that I forgot to take a pic of main course. So took these instead.

My roommates are just too crazy. Hehe!

My other roommate, Tiffany, couldn't come cause at first we told her we were going to P.F. Chang's, but suddenly changed our minds. Michelle sent her a text telling her the change of location but she didn't recieved it, so she end up at P.F. Chang's while we were at Outback. Sorry Tiffany.

They even had a small surprise for me. Nothing very grand but was very surprising and touching. Half way through our dinner, Lizzie got up and said she wanted to get some more cherries for her drink(Sherly Temple) at the bar. But actually, she went and told the waiter that it was my birthday and they gave us free ice cream! They even sang a song. Forgot what song d. I think it was like,

"Happy happy birthday, may all your dreams come true..*something something something*, Hey!"

Haha! Can't really remember.

Made me do this stupid pose. I look damn retarded.

Thank you guys!

Present from Michelle. Thanks gurl! You shouldn't have.

Then, I got some things I wanted for quite some time too. Michelle took me to Target the next day cause I told her I want her opinion on something. I end up buying two stuff and putting them on my dad's tab as my birthday present. Hehe!

My lovable boots!! Damn comfortable!! Been dying to have these for so long!! Fashionable and cozy!!! Absolutely love them!

MY SCARF!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! You have no idea how soft it is. And how well it keeps me warm. LOVE IT!!

Hehe! What do you think? I love them though no matter what you say!!

My lovely boots!!

OOh! And I got a video from Jess, Xin Min and Heng Li. I am trying to upload it here but having difficulties cause I damn noob with uploading videos. Can anyone help me??

And I also want to thank everyone for their birthday wishes and their "warm" welcome into adulthood. Haha!!

I suddenly feel very grateful to have..

such a wonderful boyfriend, Danny Hor;

ever loving family, mum, dad and my annoying sis;

damn SS and dependable/unreplacable friends, Jess, Xin Min, Heng Li, Jun and Natalie;

always entertaining and great friends, Danny's hing tai(too many to name all, you guys know who you are) and all my old classmates;

and of course, the new friends I've got to meet, Jess's group of USJ 8 friends and my US friends.

Thank you guys so much!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

New hair style

My roommate, Lizzie, is always curling or straightening her hair. Actually, let me rephrase that. EVERYONE (girls particularly) here are always curling or straightening their hair.

I woke up from my SHORT(and it was really short, just 3 hours) nap today and saw Lizzie curling her hair AGAIN!

I thought, "Hey, since I don't have classes this whole week and my hair is a mess anyway, why not try curling my hair just for the fun of it. It's not like anyone's gonna see it if it doesn't turn out nice."

And that is exactly what I did. I curled my hair. ^^

I have to admit, I suck at it! I would have gotten some professional help but Lizzie was in a rush for her cheer team, and Michelle (my other roommate that I get along pretty well) is in the library.

So I was like, "What the heck! Who cares," and started curling as if I knew what I was doing.

Let the curling begin..


Since I suck at it, my hair did not turn out as nicely as I would hope. So, I tied it up cause it looks much better.

Me and Lizzie. Thought I let you know what she looks like. Took this picture an hour ago (12:10am). Hehe!

My curls actually stayed in shape for 7 hours without any hair spray or anything. Now let's hope it goes back to normal by tomorrow when I wash it.

Sooo.. What do you think? Straight or curly hair better??


Why time pass so fast!?!?!

I don't want to turn 20 yet!

*cover ears and chant continuously*
I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19! I'm still 19!! I'm still 19!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I really appreciate it!

I want to thank Michelle specially on this post.

I have many roommates but she is one of the best. Thank you Alyssa and Lizzie too!

I really had a great time!

Will talk more about it tomorrow. Too sleepy now to write this post since I know it is gonna take an hour just to write it again.

Thanks so much gurls!!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tired but happier ^^

Phew! Been working since 4pm till now(11:00pm). Very tired. But at least my luck wasn't as bad as yesterday's.

Had a really fun time at work today. Maybe it is because I was working with, Stacie, Kenny, Jeremy, and had Carter as our supervisor instead of 'mother chicken' from yesterday. They are such a fun group to work with. Too bad not all of us work on the same day. And I only get to work with them today cause I had to cover for Alyssa who had a formal to go to.

Btw, remember my Performing Culture class? The one where we had to perform here..

I know I didn't mention this but I had a performance on Wednesday that our group (Maryanna, Chris, Alyssa, Maria and I) worked really hard on and guess what, it turned out better than we thought.

Little mistakes here and there (eg: forgotten couple of lines, sound for the power point was too soft etc.), but other than that, it was great although I did feel that it was okay only. Everyone in class said it was fantastic though, and my prof. was so happy with it that she wanted us to perform for both nights on the public opening show (we have to perform it to the public in place of our final exam).

Even Stacie (the girl who I work with and have the same class too) was saying how 'powerful' our performance was and said that out of all other performers, ours was the best. It was great hearing such great comments. I mean, Stacie's performance was really REALLY good, and to hear such a praise from her is a plus. Not to mention how happy our prof. is.

'A,' here we come!

At least all our hard work paid off. Even if I did complain about how much a pain in the ass this group thing was, I am actually pretty happy with my group. I think it is because every member actually contribute ideas to the performance. You know how sometimes when you are in a group thing, some people tend to slack off and all. But not in my case. Yes, there are times where it irritated me cause every time we met, we didn't seem to be going anywhere. But with the last few meetings before the big day, we really did a lot and EVERYONE contributed.

Ooo! That reminds me. I have to run off to write the script now. I volunteered to write the whole script down. Will upload the video of the performance when I get it from my prof. Ja ne~

p/s: I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19. I'm still 19! I'm still 19!! I'm still 19!!! I'M STILL 19!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I am not happy.. not at all!!

MOTHER F**KER!!! Okay. Maybe I shouldn't use such vulgar words. But DAMN IT!!! Today has not been a good day for me.

First I woke up with a freaking headache!

Then I have my supervisor over my shoulder checking on me every half an hour like a mother chicken.

Then I lose the diamond on my f**king ring!!!!!!

Oh! Did I mention that I have to do my laundry now too? And it is freaking 12 in the morning!!!!!


Let me show you the place I work.

I wanted to show you guys the place I work but this was not how I thought I would be showing you. I have to show you these pictures though so that you get a rough idea on what I'm talking about.

This is where I work

Once you come in through the entrance you'll see me sitting there doing cashier stuff. Behind me(well, the girl there is obviously not me but that is where I usually sit when I am working as cashier) is the vegan station. Mostly salad and stuff.

We usually put a display of what food we will be serving that night/day.

The sitting area. It is much nicer than subway's. They even have booths.

Another angle of vegan station.

Ice cream/bread/cereal station.

Cooler station. All the drinks thingy.

Grill station.

Aiya, just realized I forgot to take the pizza station. Nvm la. It's just a station similar to the others but it serves pizza, subs, wraps, stuff like that.

I work from 4:30-9:30pm but usually gets home only at 10:30pm cause we have to clean the whole freaking place. The point is, this is a place is freaking huge and we have to clean it every night.

Usually, my job is just to clean the desert, ice-cream and cooler area. But my supervisor tonight is a trainee-supervisor, so she is trying to impress everyone to get that position, which ends up making her annoying as hell.

She hovers over me all the time and keeps telling me what to do. I mean, it's not my first day working here you know. I know what to do! You don't have to tell me what I should do, how I should do it, and when I should do them! I usually get things done on time! I mean she is nice and all but she is just too annoying sometimes.

Then, I think she realized I was annoyed with her, so she came up and 'gosok kasut' like that and said, "I went and check the schedule on the nights you work and I noticed you always clean up the place the cleanest," or somewhere along the line. Don't know true or not. Sounds like gosok kasut to me.

What made me really annoyed besides my supervisor is that, this guy who was suppose to help and clean, left!! He just clocked out when the clock strikes 9pm cause that's what his schedule says. But wtf!! I am suppose to leave at 9:30pm and I know for a fact that others have to leave earlier too but they didn't leave their work unfinished and just walk out!! WTF!!!

I had to mop the bloody area and everything cause of that!! And I actually finished cleaning my area earlier than usual today! I didn't plan to finish early just to clean your freaking slack jerk!! Bloody hell!!

I got off work at 10:45pm. And we were not even done yet, but we(me and my other co-workers excluding my supervisor) had to clock out cause boss will scold if we stay for too long cause we are getting paid on the clock. Poor supervisor though. She had to finish everything before she could leave even if we were not there anymore.

Might as well show you the new dorm area.

The place I am staying right now is called the North Lake Village. This is the new dorm area called the South Lake Village. Their dorms are more on the traditional side. Their style is not like mine. They only have one kitchen on one floor and bathrooms are outside. Everybody has their own room, except those who are sharing rooms. Almost like Kok Hong's, Xin Min's, Jess's and Suet Li's dorm style I think.

The lobby.

A vague image of what it kinda look like inside. I can't enter to get more pictures cause I need swipe my student id card to get in and I am not the resident there, so I doubt my card would work.

And this is where the bus stop is. It is like forty minutes walk to main campus or 4 minutes drive. I wouldn't recommend walking. Thank god I live in North Lake cause since I don't have a car, I will have to wait for the stupid shuttle all the time just to get me to class and I am not a punctual person. Having to depend on the shuttle to get me to class on time definitely would not help my punctuality.


Now, I know maybe this is not a big deal to some of you. I mean, "You lost the diamond? So what? Just get a new one."

My problem is not the price or anything. Okay, maybe I care a bit about the price too but that is not the whole point why I am really upset.

This ring is my birthday present from my mum and to those of you who don't know that, I care a lot for sentimental value. One reason why I take a lot of pictures.

The freaking diamond must have dropped off when I was cleaning at my work place. I am so piss and really devastated right now that I don't even know how to put it in words. Cursing does not even help at this point!

My mum said she would get me a new one, but I don't want to get a new one just cause I lost this one. She was even laughing when she joke about how I should write down when I got this ring and when I lost the diamond.

She's got a lot of jewelery for me before but it is because I asked for it. It is different for this one though. She got it out of the blue without me asking or anything and I really treasure that. I.. am so sorry mum.


As if my day, I mean night, can't get any worst. Like I said before, I have to do my laundry now (it is freaking 1:00am) in this freaking cold weather where I only have shorts and t-shirts to wear cause all my long pants need to be washed.

Anyway, after I put my clothes in the washing machine, I wanted to get a snack from the vending machine.

The snack I want is D10..

but since the buttons on the machine is like this..

I didn't notice the 10. I thought I had to press D, then 1, then 0. Sigh, So I ended up pressing D1 and when I was about to press 0, the stupid snack that I DID NOT want came out instead.

I'm guessing that someone up there must really have a grudge on me because for god knows what reason, I wanted to get Twix..

.. but since I pressed the bloody wrong button and I got this instead.

What the hell is Cheese on Wheat!! Who eat this stuff!!! Now, not only did I waste my money on this crap but I have to either choke this down or give it to someone who is willing to eat it!

Can this day/night get any worst. I just hope whoever up there no longer holds a grudge on me. Maybe after all these bad luck, good luck is right behind?

p/s: For some unknown reason, the internet window keeps closing automatically when I try to post pictures. It took me so much longer just to upload this freaking post! Please forgive me, whoever is up there and let me have my good luck back!

F**K!! It is 2:24am now. After I wrote this post, I went and put my clothes in the dryer but luck was not on my side again.

The dryer machine looks like this.. and bottom combine thingy.

And the buttons are like this.

As you can see, the thing is combine. Every dryer cost 75 cents and it runs for 60 minutes. I inserted 75 cents for the top dryer and pressed 'delicate' to start it. Then I inserted another 75 cent for the bottom. But this stupid thing is so stupid!!

When my top dryer was running, I opened it(the dryer stops once you open it and to restart it, you just have to press 'delicate' again) to put some clothes to my bottom dryer to even things out. So, when I closed the top dryer, and press 'delicate' again, the thing ate the 75 cents that was for my bottom dryer and my top dryer is now gonna run for 90 minutes!!! Then I have to put another freaking 75 cents for my bottom dryer again!!! BLOODY F**KING HELL!!!!

What is wrong with me today?? How can my luck get so bad? Is it because I've been skipping meetings and my Chinese classes? If it is, I am sorry!! I am still gonna skip my Chinese class tomorrow but please forgive me after that! PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEE!!!