27 September 2006

So I just had my steamboat. And then comes the birthday cake! It really would be enthralling, but I expected it to be worse. It happens every year. My mom's constant nagging for perfectionism, and my dad's incessant photo-taking and slow movements *rolls eyes*

I thought it would not happen again. Apparently I was wrong.

The happiest moment was the time when I was about to blow the cake. And guess what? I blew all the candles!!! =D Boy! I hope my wishes come true!

Besides a couple of goof-ups here and there which I tried to tolerate, the steamboat was alright and so was the cake. Yummy!

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Google's 8th Birthday! What a coincidence!

First, birthday shoutouts to a few people!
I can't believe it! I'm already sixteen!


I cannot believe time passes by so fast! It seems like yesterday that I'm still 15 (actually, I really was -.-). At first, I just could not accept the fact that I am about to age another year as there is still so much for me to do. But yea, looking back and reminiscing, so much have happened to me when I was 15 that it had so much so moulded me into a person who you see today.

Am I getting a bit boring? Hahaha! Let's see what has happened! I try to sort these events in chronological order:
That's pretty much I can remember to the best of my memory. These are some of those times which stood out from the rest and has affected me in one way or another. Yea, and most of them are stuffs that I have not really blogged about.

I thank all of my friends who wished me a very happy 16th birthday in the form of blogs, tags and verbally. Thank you all so much for remembering, you guys really made my day! =) Now I really must make an effort in remembering you guys birthdays hahaha! I'm not good with dates though, but I must try my best! If I forgot, remind me =P.

I also thank God for making my life bearable and "fantastic" all this while, and I hope I will always be protected and looked after.

So do I want anything for my 16th birthday? Nah! There isn't anything that I really really want now, and even if I do want a few things, they're all intangible anyway. Hahaha! So what do I really want?

If I could be granted 3 wishes today, (arranged in priority level) I want to break free of procrastination! I want to overcome that nasty quality of mine and set my mindset to reaching my goals. Secondly, I want my sins to be forgiven, so that I don't need to carry the dirty burden on my shoulders anymore. Lastly, I want to further my ability of empathy, so that I can understand the feelings of people even more and be able to try my best to help them if they need it.

I want to have more, but one musn't be greedy about all these things =P! Hyuk, hyuk! So I guess I end my long blog here and later, my family and I will have steamboat together. It's going to be awesome!

I guess I shall end here. Check back later for more blogs by me and Steven! Cheers! ^.^

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Goood Dayy!

Amgz, so im here posting. No today isnt any special day, nor is a good day like my post title, im just here for fun. Ok i lied, today is a special day. In fact, today is the birthday of the papa of this site. No, not me, the other one, who always posts and tags all the time? Yea, that one. Remember him well. For on this glorious day 16 years ago, he was born. He should be at home enjoying or going out for dinner to celebrate or something later on. Oh well. Enjoy youself Shim. Happy Birthday!

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25 September 2006
More memes

Instead of studying, I broke my own rule, went online and did asome random quiz. Sigh~ So much for diligence and focus. Here's something interesting for me and all:

[EDIT: Apparently, the table got messed up somehow, so I just took Print Screen the table and show it as an image instead]

My results
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
personality tests by similarminds.com

The one that really gets my attention is 'Hypersensitivity'. And I got 90%! I mean, seriously, whoever has heard of one who is so sensitive to everything?! Lol! And the prefix 'hyper' is not necessary at all! It's pretty interesting, you guys should try it out!

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23 September 2006
How "soy" can one be!

I am so prepped up with energy to study Chemistry and am really looking forward to enthusiastically make sense of oxides, ionic equations and redox reactions. Decipher them and comprehend their inner workings!

I've got so much driving force in me to finally get cracking!

And I realised I lent my book to a person named Erik. And he didn't return it back. Of all the days! Damn!

Amboi, nasib saya terlalu sasaklah!

I tried calling him, but only to find out that he's out. Furthermore, there's no school on Monday. My goodness, I would have forgotten all my Chemistry by Tuesday, and my motivation would have dwindled by then. What a killjoy!

F***! It could only have happened at such a good time. *goes bonkers*

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20 September 2006
911 Coincidences

This Fwd: mail I received from Luisa Jie Jie creeps me out. It's like as if it's bound to happen! It'll probably go down as one of the most controversial mysteries of all time.

This is actually really freaky!! (mainly the end part, but read it
all first)
1) New York City has 11 letters
2) Afghanistan has 11 letters.
3) Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.
4) George W Bush has 11 letters. This could be a mere coincidence, but this gets more interesting:
1) New York is the 11th state.
2) The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
3) Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
4) Flight 77 which also hit Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11
5) The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11
6) The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11

Sheer coincidence..?! Read on and make up your own mind:
1) The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes was 254. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
2) September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
3) The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
4) The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.

Now this is where things get totally eerie:
The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the
Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Quran, the Islamic holy
"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle.
wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah while
of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of
Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."
That verse is number 9.11 of the Quran.
unconvinced about all of this Still ..?! Try this and see how you feel
afterwards, it made my hair stand on end:

Open Microsoft Word and do the following:
1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane
hit one of the Twin Towers.
2. Highlight the Q33 NY.
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS
What do you think now?!!

Save your breath guys. I'm going to do that for you. And the WYSIWYG gave me the goosebumps...! Like they say, a picture speaks a thousand words.

The hidden 911 message

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Special blog?

Yea, as promised yesterday. But before that, my monitor just stopped working and I have no idea why! I was just about to begin blogging when all of a sudden, my monitor went blank leaving a very baffled and irritated guy. Fortunately, my brother had gone for tuition so I got the opportunity to use his PC and blog. It really spoilt my good day.

Today is a nice day. I finally could manage to be awake in class; I was practically dead the whole of yesterday. (I lacked sleep the other night. Just take a look at this blog post I made.) The class, more precisely, "the people at the back" was rather rowdy and hyperactive today though, so it really shatters the atmosphere. Other than that, school was fine and we managed to finish up the Mini Magazine. All there is left to do is to distribute them to the teachers either on Saturday or Monday. *sigh of relief*

Other than that, nothing much really happened. Oh, and I love kidneys hahaha (randomness of the day)! So anyway, what makes this blog special is that I'm going to allow you guys to ASK me questions about me, myself and I and I try to answer them and post them all collectively (Computer students, batch process! =D) in 1 blog post next week. So send in your question(s) to me through comments, tags, chats, emails or ask me personally in school. I shall note it down and check back next week for answers! Mwhahaha...

P.S. Don't ask stupid questions, or you'll really regret it! ;) So send in your questions asap =P!

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19 September 2006
Swimming around work

Hi guys! Yea, for those of you curious, I've been busy the whole of yesterday and this morning, mainly because we're (the committee involved) have to finish up the Mini-Magazine, which is basically a booklet full of articles from each class to be distributed to all teachers on Teachers' Day.

I cannot believe most of them have failed to turn up their articles on time. It's kind of annoying as our work is held up and we cannot actually do anything until late last night. And some how, the message did not get passed along well, and some thought that since the Teachers' Day celebration is cancelled, so they do not need to do it. So many setbacks, so many delays, and of course, not to mention Murphy's law is wrecking havoc unto my printer again.

I seriously do not want to talk about it for now, take a look at Jia Yean's blog for more details. Yea, I will blog tomorrow definitely. Tomorrow should be a special one hahaha... Tune in tomorrow for more of ... my blogs again!

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13 September 2006

Hello, and once again my apologies to all as I have not updated this blog for a terribly long time, kind of. Yea... I'm just not in the mood to do so, and I did not receive much inspiration to write too. And this is bad. My writing skills have deproved a lot. My English composition (today's assignment) was written horrendously and it sounds as if a Primary kid has written it. My Malay's even worse. I cannot believe I have forgotten/do not know a lot of words.

Let's see. Quite a lot has happened this past 2 to 3 weeks. We had school during the 3rd term holidays (so much of calling it a "holiday") and yea. Hung out more with a couple of friends too. I don't usually do that, I'm not the kind of person you see outside my house. And, it's kind of fun too.

And these past few days, I daydreamt a lot. Seriously, it's distracting. You can be talking to me and all of a sudden, you see me nodding and smiling to myself at something. I've been thinking a lot about myself though, I really have no idea why. And no, I'm not going to post my thoughts here, it's very private, and it can be unbelievably long when put on writing.

Man, I can't believe the End-of-Year exams are coming up real soon, and in about 3 weeks time, everyone will be gruelling over the elite papers. And next year is going to be a tough year for us. More stress piling up. Not sure whether I can handle them all or not.

I will be kind of busy too this coming week. There's Teachers' Day to prepare and also some other councillors' stuff to do. Not to mention juggling the textbooks on a unicycle. Okay, I seriously watched too much cartoon to have such an overactive imagination! Either that, or I'm getting lame.

Pardon me if this post sounds kind of draggy and negative in some parts. I'm really too tired to do a proper blogging. I definitely need more sleep, a lot more than most people.

I shall blog soon when I am up for it and not too tired to do so. Sorry to disappoint with a rather "puny" post though, but no worries, I will blog maybe a lot more in the upcoming holidays. Thanks for reading, and good luck to everyone in your exams. (I thank the taggers too for keeping this site active).

P.S. I'm worrying about something that is COMPLETELY irrational, but I don't know what!

Oh, before I leave, here is a Fwd: mail I received from Luisa Jie Jie. Thanks! Keep on sending okay =), they're really cool! This one's targetted especially to the ladies (it's about ovarian cancer...):


(Guys: pass it on to your lady).

An Eye Opener on Ovarian Cancer.

I hope you all take the time to read this and pass it on to all you
Send this to the women in your life that you care about.

Years ago, Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer. Her symptoms were
inconclusive, and she was treated for everything under the sun until it
too late. This blood test finally identified her illness but alas, too
late. She wrote a book to heighten awareness. Gene Wilder is her

KATHY'S STORY: this is the story of Kathy West

I have Primary Peritoneal Cancer. This cancer has only recently been
identified as its OWN type of cancer, but it is essentially Ovarian

Both types of cancer are diagnosed in the same way, with the "tumor
CA-125 BLOOD TEST, and they are treated in the same way - surgery to
the primary tumor and then chemotherapy with Taxol and Carboplatin.

Having gone through this ordeal, I want to save others from the same
That is why I am sending this message to you and hope you will print i
and give it or send it via E-mail to everybody you know

One thing I have learned is that each of us must take TOTAL
for our own health care. I thought I had done that because I always had
annual physical and PAP smear, did a monthly Self-Breast Exam, went to
dentist at least twice a year, etc. I even insisted on a sigmoidoscopy
a bone density test last year. When I had a total hysterectomy in 1993,
thought that I did not have to worry about getting any of the female
reproductive organ cancers.


I don't have ovaries (and they were HEALTHY when they were removed),
but I
have what is essentially ovarian cancer Strange, isn't it?

These are just SOME of the things our Doctors never tell us: ONE out
every 55 women will get OVARIAN or PRIMARY PERITONEAL CANCER.

The "CLASSIC" symptoms are an ABDOMEN that rather SUDDENLY ENLARGES

I had these classic symptoms and went to the doctor. Because these
seemed to be "abdominal", I went to a gastroenterologist. He ran tests
were designed to determine whether there was a bacteria infection;
tests were negative, and I was diagnosed with "Irritable Bowel
Syndrome". I
guess I would have accepted this diagnosis had it not been for my
abdomen. I swear to you, it looked like I was 4-5 months pregnant! I
therefore insisted on more tests.< /FONT>

They took an X-ray of my abdomen; it was negative. I was again assured
I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and was encouraged to go on my
month-long trip to Europe. I couldn't wear any of my slacks or shorts
because I couldn't get them buttoned, and I KNEW something was
wrong. I INSISTED on more tests, and they reluctantly) scheduled me for
CT-Scan (just to shut me up, I think). This is what I mean by "taking
charge of our own health care."

The CT-Scan showed a lot of fluid in my abdomen (NOT normal ). Needless
say, I had to cancel my trip and have FIVE POUNDS assure you), but
compared to what was ahead of me).

Tests revealed cancer cells in the fluid. Finally, finally, finally,
doctor ran a CA-125 blood test, and I was properly diagnosed.

BLOOD TEST HAD NEVER BEEN RUN ON ME, not as part of my annual physical
and not when I was symptomatic. This Is an inexpensive and simple


Be forewarned that their doctors might try to talk them out of it,
IT ISN'T NECESSARY." Believe m e, had I known then what I know now, we
would have caught my cancer much earlier (before it was a stage
3 cancer). Insist on the CA-125 BLOOD TEST; DO NOT take "NO" for an

The normal range for a CA-125 BLOOD TEST is between zero and 35. MINE
754. (That's right, 754!). If the number is slightly above 35, you can
another done in three or six months and keep a close eye on it, just a
women do when they have fibroid tumors or when men have a slightly
PSA test (Prostatic Specific Antigens) that helps diagnose prostate

Having the CA-125 test done annually can alert you early, and that's
goal in diagnosing any type of cancer - catching it early.

Do you know 55 women? If so, at least one of them will have this VERY
AGGRESSIVE canc er. Please, go to your doctor and insist on a CA-125
and have one EVERY YEAR for the rest of your life.

And forward this message to every woman you know, and tell all of your
female family members and friends. Though the median age for this
cancer is
56, (and, guess what, I'm exactly 56), women as young as 22 have it Age
no factor


Well, after reading this, I made some calls. I found that the CA-125
is an ovarian screening test equivalent to a man's P SA test prostate
screen (which my husband's doctor automatically gives him in his
each year and insurance pays for it). I called the general
office about having the test done. The nurse had never heard of it.
told me that she doubted that insurance would pay for it. So I called
Prudential Insurance Co., and got the same response. Never heard of it
- it
won't be covered.

I explained that it was the same as the PSA test they had paid for my
husband for years. After conferring with whomever they confer with,
told me that the CA-125 would be covered.

It is $75 in a GP's office and $125 at the GYN's. This is a screening
that should be required just like a PAP smear (a PAP smear cannot
problems with your ovaries). And you must insist that your insurance
company pay for it.

Gene Wilder and Pierce Brosnan (his wife had it, too) are lobbying for
women's health issues, saying that this test should be required in our
physicals, just like the PAP and the mammogram


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