Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I'm a part time baker.

It's christmas season and of course there must have, cookies!
I've been baking for 2 whole weeks, it was quite tiring though.
I've learnt so many things, here's some tips, if you want really crispy cookies, remember, never use
eggs, baking power and brown sugar. These 3 things make cookies soft and crumbly at times.
Substitute eggs with equal amount of milk, I found out that an egg is equal to 1/4 cup of milk.
Substitute brown sugar with caster sugar.
That's all.


Here's are some of the flavours of cookies that I made:
Chocolate Mint
Cinnamon Oatmeal
Butterscotch Coconut
Peanut Butter
and Batang Buruk(A local cookies)





Here are some hand made pop up cards. Of course with the help of youtube.
Just search "How to make christmas pop up cards."
Trust me, it's very easy, especially the gift box one.

Merry christmas everyone!
Students, enjoy your last few days of holidays.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Don't know what to write.

Another typical lazy day and I was browsing through other people's blog, found out that most of them either stopped writing or only update once in a few months, I guess that they are very busy then. I checked my blog posts, only 13 posts this year, what a pathetic number. Well that's because there's pretty much nothing worth writing happened in my life.

It's November now, it's almost towards the end of the year, I just hope that the last month of the year will be a fulfilling one, especially this coming christmas season. Night lights and decorations, christmas trees, christmas songs and movies, and most importantly the FOOD... Oh can't wait for christmas! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baking and selling


Last Saturday, I was requested by a friend, Li Lyn to help her sell cupcakes at an event called AWE (Asian Women Empowerment), the event was held at Wisma Bandaraya, it was my first time there. The event was attended by women from all over asia like Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia etc...

Breath taking view from 13th floor. 

This is Shelby, my partner for the whole day. 
Li Lyn was not around as she has to bake some more cakes at her studio for her next order.
As you can see, we sell, cupcakes, carrot cakes, brownies and cookies of 3 different flavours.

If you look carefully, there's a stall next to us which sell batik clothes. 
They came all the way from Indonesia.

Oh did I mention, it took us one whole week to bake all those deserts that I mention just now, including baking, decorating and packing. It was quite tiring though. Oh, and we got good feedback from all those who tried our cakes.

All in all it was quite an experience to work with 2 of them and to sell things to international women.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

补习,补对了吗?

现在的家长观念是 - 别让孩子在家呆着,送去补习,补习,会让他进步。

其实不一定,孩子的成绩是否有进步最终要看补习中心,而且还需要看孩子自己本身。

有些补习中心一点都不专一,老板为了赚钱,拼命收多多学生,他们不管补习老师会不会教那一个科目,不管补习老师能否顾及全部学生。

有些较小的学生,他们去补习就是等于去做功课。因为顾及不到全部学生,有些就在旁边玩,直到要回家的前半个小时时候,老板才叫补习老师赶紧帮他做功课。难道这就是现在所谓的补习吗?



补习中心聘请没有经验的补习老师,又没有给予训练,这样让补习老师教书的时候措手不及,我必须懂得从一年级到初三的科目,对我而言真的不简单,还形成了一种压力。

所以,身为一个旁观者的我,奉劝家长们,要送孩子去补习,就要送去由专业老师教的补习中心,不要送去那些家庭补习的,相信我,你只是在浪费钱。

对于那些专注力非常差的小朋友,家长需要扮演一个老师的角色去教导他们,培养他们做功课。一个老师对这一个学生总比一个老师对这10个学生好。再次强调,在补习中心,老师不能一个一个看着教,因此家长需要配合有耐心地教孩子做功课,这样孩子才能进步。


Friday, August 29, 2014

Your daughter's prayer.

O Almighty Lord, Once again You've shown your daughter here hope.
Is this the answer she had been waiting for?

O Father in heaven, your daughter here is completely clueless about her future.
Everyday she is afraid of the unknown,
her mind is filled with millions of questions, and yet she still couldn't find one.

O Father, she is weak, she needs you so much that she cries everyday, this isn't what she wanted.
She wanted to be strong, just like You.
She wanted to get through all of these trials and tribulations, not on her own, but with You.

O God, please guide and lead her to her destiny.
Please reveal an answer, anything, a simple clue would help.
She promise to put faith into action, but God you gotta lead her.

O Lord, you see her cry, you see her hunger for you to help her.
Please help her. She couldn't wait any longer, she is so impatient for she had already waited for a very long time. Please grant her patience and peace in her mind. Let her have joy and happiness while waiting for Your answer.

O Father, you daughter is in desperate times. She pray that you show her purpose in her life so that she won't feel so empty in her mind anymore, which is utterly distressing every time she thought of it.

With a sincere heart, your daughter here, she pray all these in Jesus most precious name.
Amen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tired

3 months ago, I doubted God, I was mad at him for not helping me when I needed him the most.
and then Baam, he gave me things beyond my imagination.

I was on the crossroad again, I never felt so helpless and hopeless, it was terrifying to know that nothing you can do to help yourself.

And so I came back to him, I realize that I couldn't live without him. I depend on him even the slightest things like finding a parking, thanking a meal.

3 months, I suffered, and I don't know how long this condition will persist, it is drying me out both mentally and emotionally.

I felt like I had to do something, and I did. It was a huge failure.
The failure added another layer of worrying thoughts to a pile already accumulated in my mind.

I hate this kind of feeling, it is drowning me day by day.
Everyday I'm suffocating, no one understands but God.

God please take me far far away from all of these miseries. I don't want to live like this anymore.
The negative side is winning me over.

I need you O Lord, I know you will never forsake me. Help me to get rid of all these unwanted feelings.

Set me free O Lord, set me free from all these burden, you lift me up and plant wings on my back so that I can fly, help me soar like an eagle and fly to a destined goal.

I'm still waiting for the day you answer my prayer Lord, please grant me patience to wait.
Amen.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Toilet Fees

In west Malaysia, there's toll fees, in Sabah, there's toilet fees. (Not sure about Sarawak)

This is one of the most ridiculous fees that I'm paying, every sabahan paying.
In Sabah, most public toilets and shopping malls (except for City Mall so far) has toilet fees, RM0.30 on average. 

It's kinda troublesome every time you have to take out your wallet, search for coins to pay them and you don't even know where the money goes? and by that I meant the toilet workers may slip it into their own pocket instead of giving the full amount to their company.


I don't mind paying for a clean hygienic toilet, but some of these public toilets' cleanliness is so below par. Wet and dirty walls, leaking waters, not functioning flush, broken doors, stinky odours, moldy floors and corners, how dare they collect from us. Even worst, some toilets look like they have never been washed for years!!! Unlike toilets that I've visited in KL, they are mostly clean, dry and high class too, and visitors don't need to pay a single cent!


One more thing about public toilet, dark, unhygienic footprints are found on the bidet toilet seat! EEEEEEEEWWWWW!

What the heck is wrong with these women!!! 
(I wonder if this happens in the men's loo too.)

Every toilet has both bidet and squat toilet! For heaven's sake, choose the Squat toilet if you want to squat!!! Don't squat on bidet toilet!!! I seriously can't stand these women, we're of the same species, please be considerate towards each other.

Filthy toilet and their fees, one of the things that I hate the most.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Another Running Man fan.

I remember my brother watching Running Man every friday night, when I first watched it(Big Bang episode), I find it quite interesting, they chased each other, and somehow the show brought me back to my childhood memories of playing "bubut-bubut", a sabahan language of saying chasing. And this ripping off name tags thing, something about it fascinates me, it's so new, so fresh, and never seen before in any other variety show. 

As I watched a few more episodes, I started to understand their relationship with each other and I grew fond of the show! Ever since then, I became a huge fan!


I personally LOVE this picture of them, it's also one of my favorite episode(98).

However, the show's ratings is declining recently, and I don't like where is this going. Especially this year, their ratings (according to wikipedia) so far had never reach 20%, the highest is 17.4%, the episode which they had the games given by a hong kong fan girl.

I thought that the Australia trip or the Indonesia trip would boost their ratings, but it turned out to be so-so. And this year, their ratings drop until below 10%, which is quite disappointing, it is the mafia episode. This has never happened to previous years before(except for 2010 and 2011).

There are a few things that I don't like about Running Man and i think which also cause the ratings to decline.

1. Repeating games.
I guess that after 4 years of broadcasting, the producers ran out of idea.
For example like episode 196, they time travel back to the previous episodes.
.
Not a brilliant idea.


And both of these, they appeared too often. Seriously!

2. Too much of talking scene.

This is one of the worst episode, prosecutor and suspect, they talked too much.

Same goes to the mafia episode.


and I hate Yoo Jae Suk. He talked way too much.

I feel like wanna slap him in the face and tell him to shut up in this episode (195).
Producers, please, no more MC Jae Suk in the future episode, I just don't like him being the main character.

Other reasons also include too many unnecessary scenes, like when they are in the car, overly repeated footage to create suspense, sometimes it can reach up to 5 repeating scenes from different camera angle. Skipping scenes is also a problem, it feels like we're missing something. I don't like that, if you know that they are too many games, cut it short. Don't make us audience curious as hell when we watch the skipped footage you show for seconds. Oh, and repeating guest within a short period of time is also not encouraged.  

Okay, enough criticism, let's go for some of my favorite episodes.

As long as there are Monday Couple scenes, that's gonna be my favorite episode. =)


Episode 163


Episode 137

Don't you just adore them being together? *melting*

Next is the Zombie episode. Episode 98. In this episode, the monday couple won =)



Episode 155 This episode is loosely based on Jay Chow's movie, Secret. Dark secrets unfold in this episode.



Episode 181 The secret couple Romeo and Juliet!



Episode 188 Running Man in Australia, loving the kangaroo costume, especially the little pouch with little kangaroo in it! It make them look so cute.



Okay, this is going on without an end, I'm gonna stop here so that my post won't be too lengthy.
Can't wait for next week episode Ji Hyo as princess Snow White!
Hopefully, the producers will come up with better games in the future.

Sincerely,
a loyal fan from Malaysia.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

渺茫

时间缓缓地溜走,
别人都在努力的往前途迈进,
我却依然在原地踏步。

是我太有创意力?
给自己太多的理由,
还是借口?
一个一个地去接受,
无法前进,
前面的世界太渺茫。

没有改进,
依然那个样子,
太失望,更绝望。
天空从未晴朗过,
还在等待着那一天,
鸟儿可以出来翱翔,
不再怕天黑和打雷。







Thursday, May 1, 2014

诉苦

今天难得放假,本来想和妈妈去看Spiderman 2, 谁知,戏票全卖光光。
结果到Tg. Aru 去吃 RM4.00 的 ABC,好吃又值得!
随着海边走着走着,海浪风轻轻吹,看着一群一群的人带好多东西,有些烧烤,有些戏水,有些搞活动。
心情好了些。
再走,看见一位来自别一间教会的朋友正和她的青少年团玩游戏。
眼睛看是快乐,心里感觉却是苦的。

为何我们不能就像他们一样合合作作地玩在一块?
为何你们一有空考虑到的不是能够相聚在一起?
每一次都要催,推,拉才能把你们凑合在一起。
不是一次,两次,而是无数次。
可以想一下主办人的感受吗?
好累的leh。

摩羯座很执着,有些东西不是则么容易就看得开,放得下。
我付出百分百的努力和心思,换来的事一无所有。
没有感恩,没有进步,没有感情。

一次又一次的失望只让我更想快点离开,
假若有一天我离开,不知道你们会察觉吗?会觉得惋惜吗?

绝望

是我太天真,以为这一次会跟以前的不一样,
结果,还是令我非常失望。
每一次主办活动,你们只给一个回应--没有回应, 偶尔得到一两个拒绝。
明知道会得到的是这样的反应,偏偏还要去担起这个负担去主办,
是我太有责任感吗?
我太傻,痛的是自己,这一切都是自己拿来的。
我不明白为什么别人可以那么合作的主办一些活动,而我们连一个小聚会都办不成。
我好累,每次都要推,都要拉,没有一次能够看你们自动自发的,
看见你们失去了那份热忱,我感到好失望。
也因为这样,人,失去了共识,一个一个离去,团体分散,。
好想回到以前那样,只有单纯的你们,没有现实的你们。
为了你们的A, 我们不能在星期六晚上办活动,
为了你们的A,你们拼了命去做,却忘了在背后带你们成功的上帝,忘了把服侍排在第一,甚至忘了青少年团的存在。
这一切都要多谢带领你们进A的组长。
看见这样的情况出现,只能叹气,
当初热血澎湃的你们,完全在步入A和社会工作的那瞬间彻底地消失了。
不敢妄想我们团体的将来,担心害怕那一天的到来。
我累了,不想再为你们这帮不领情的人付出,掉泪。
只能盼望会有奇迹,但那奇迹,只能问上帝何时出现,好让这团体再回到美好的以前。



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Imma fashionista!

I realize that I'm becoming a monthly blogger, oh lazy me...

Ok straight to the main topic.
I'm currently taking fashion design short course, it is 10 weeks long, twice a week in SIA.

I learn basic things like pattern drafting, figure drawing and handling a sewing machine.
I was taught to make a dress from scratch!
I'm tellin ya, it wasn't easy, it's now my 3rd class and I still haven't finish my blouse yet.

Pattern drafting can be really tiring as you have to keep bending your body to draw and cut out the pattern. The sewing part is fun, but can be troublesome at times, I didn't know how to control the pedal of the machine. Enough babbling, let's take a look of what I did.

Pattern drafting

figure drawing


Tada! My first blouse, I know, it has a lot of flaws, 
but hey, this is my first time! There's a first time for everything right? 
Dress making is still a long way to go. 
I'll post the complete set when it's done. 

Oh, this is just something extra, hehe, 
my mum's first attempt on curling my hair, it wasn't that bad though.

To be frank, I kinda grew fond of fashion design after attending a few classes, hopefully I'll become a successful seamstress one day =)

That's all for my monthly report. Adios!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SPM vs University

It's getting towards the end of the first quarter of the year now, and the SPM/STPM students just got their results last week. For those who scored flying colour grades, congratulation; for those who did not did so well, do not fret, I'm about to share something valuable. So take heed.


SPM is not the end of your study life, it's the beginning. It's just like the word commencement, it means graduation ceremony but at the same time, it also meant the beginning.

In the chinese culture, we are always afraid of getting left behind, "kiasu" is the appropriate word to describe these people. They wanted to get a good head start in front of everyone else, since young, children were sent to various tuition in order to excel and stand out among the others.

You can't apply this in your after SPM life. Some students were so eager to continue their study that they go for the December or January intake right after SPM.   In the western country, students take a gap year where they can work or take part in any voluntary before they go for further studies. They make good use of this year to really think of what they really wanted to do.

Now back to the main topic, why is that not getting good grades is not necessarily a bad thing?



I'm a university student, and I've seen many cases of Straight As students flunk all their subject, I've seen 10% of science student change course to Art stream, I've also seen student with only 1 A in ther SPM, but now taking master in Physics.

Why did these scenarios transpired?

They are a few factors.

1. The standard of SPM is really low compared to university's. In uni, A+ really means 90 above. When I was in secondary, I always get C in my chemistry, but I got an A in SPM. 

2. In uni, you don't have a full guidance on how to do our homework/assignments. I still remember our Pendidikan Moral, we were taught to follow many rules in writing a good essay. That's why, when some students don't have guidance, they can't perform well, thanks to our Spoon Feeding education system.


3. The subjects also played important role in the grades. In secondary school, different type of students were force to take different type of subjects, this is why some of them can't score well. Like myself, I hated Add maths, I did badly, but in uni, I love sociology and I did very excellently.

4. The student himself/herself is another factor. Some students, when they enter uni life, they were affected by the environment. It depends on themselves on how they want to manage their time, financial, and student life.

I'm not saying that getting good grades in SPM is a bad thing, in fact it's the crucial key to enter your desired uni and get scholarships. It's a good thing. Just bear in mind that, you need to score consistently in every exam, or else your scholarship will be withdrawn.

To those who haven't thought of what you wanted to do, take your time, think about it, don't let your decision made by your relatives, your parents or even the society's pressure. Don't do engineering because your friends are doing it. I've read an article recently, engineering graduates applying for gym trainer jobs, not 1, but a lot. This is such a sad case. Hence, while thinking of what you really want, you may also want to consider the current job trend in order to avoid cases that I mentioned.


I hope this will help some of the still confused SPM leavers out there.
Au revoir!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Computer Drawing Competition

So I practically abandoned my blog for a whopping month, well apart from there's nothing to be written, I'm too lazy to write anything.

Well now here comes my inspiration and the mood to write.

As I was flipping through my primary school magazine, a nostalgic feeling just overwhelmed me so much as if I was travelling through time tunnel. I was looking at my drawings, my achievements, and then all those years just flashback in my mind.

During my school time, I join a lot of competition, especially computer drawing competition, it was a competition that you use a computer software to draw something. Well, I used Kidpix and Neo Paint. Most probably you've never heard about it because these soft wares are mostly used by chinese primary school students.

Kidpix Old Version

Kid Pix New Version 

Neopaint Old Version


Neopaint New Version
Believe me, I have used all the versions to join competition.

Here is the instruction of how the competition is carried out.

1. Around 2 months before the competition day, participants were to choose 1 topic from 3 given topics.
2. They start to create their drawings within that 2 months, or course with the help of teachers and parents.
3. Students will start practicing their drawings, and they must complete it within 30 minutes.
4. On the competition day, they'll draw what they had been practicing within 30 minutes.

After scanning all my drawings, I realized that my primary 3 and 4 drawings were not really good.
Primary 5 and 6's were better. Other than the fact that my skills are not that good initially, I think the main reason is because, primary 3 and 4 drawings were created by my teacher. Most of the elements in the drawings are their idea. My creativity wasn't unleashed completely.

So, my main point here is, parents and teachers gotta learn to let their children to explore their every possible creativity in creating a good drawing. Seriously, that was why my drawings were so different in quality and creativity when compared.

The experience was intense and yet fun and interesting. During weekends or holidays, instead of staying at home watching tv like other children, we will go to school and find ideas to compose our piece of art.Sometimes, we even got scolded by teacher for not being serious. Well you know, typical children get naughty sometimes. Sometimes, the teacher will buy something for us as well to reward our hard work. Hehe. Good memories though.

Primary 6 National Level Champion

Primary 6 State Level Outstanding Award

Primary 5 National Level 3rd Place

Primary 5 State Level  Outstanding Award 

Primary 4 National Level Consolation Prize

Primary 3 National Level Consolation Prize

Primary 6 State Level Teachers Day Drawing Competition Consolation Prize

I've been to many states since young to join the national competition. Places like Melaka, KL, Seremban, Kuching and Genting were places our competition was held. It was really fun going with a bunch of friends from different schools, we did everything together. 

However, there's nothing more intense than the pinnacle of the process of this competition, the award presentation time. Not only the students, but the teachers, parents and all those chairman of the board will be very anxious as well. Thank God, despite some of the lousy drawings, I won at least something every competition that I join. 

What a night full of unforgettable reminiscence!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pastor's Farewell

Last Sunday 12/1/14 was our dearest Pastor Devlin's last service in FGT KK.
The youth had prepared a wonderful show for her.

Let me narrate from the start.

Our Pastor Devlin had been serving in FGT KK for 10 years!!!
It's quite unbelievable that time can fly so fast, and now she's going back to KL to be with her family, and also to answer God's calling to do greater mission in Cambodia.
Hence, we have a new pastor coming from our mother church to lead us, Pastor Irene.

I have to say that it is not easy for a woman to leave behind everything and go to a whole new strange place to establish a church. I know that feeling.

She came here with nothing, but language barrier, she couldn't speak well mandarin, but of course with the God's mighty hand, she managed to build a church, now consisting 80 member including the children church and BM service. Though the number is not that many, however, it is still considered a great achievement.

We prepared the show for 2 weeks, I'm gonna say it's not easy, with most of the youth working and studying, it's kinda hard to find time out to practice the drama. some not very cooperative some more, but, thank God, in the end, we manage to put on a great show for pastor which made everyone laugh and tear up at the same time. 

Brian as Pastor


The cast


And now, I pray that God, with the new pastor in town, she'll learn to adapt to the surrounding and people here. Hope that we will continue to unite together as a church and extend God's kingdom.

Click here to watch final words from the youth.
Click here to watch the growth of our FGT KK for 10 years.

Enjoy =)