31 December 2006
New year post~

Ho ho ho, it is officially, well according to Brunei's clocks anyways, 12.00 AM, which means it is the dawn of a new year, 2007~! Just gonna make this a short post, happy new year to everyone and anyone out there. Connection is limited now as im on brunet, so yea. Happy New Year once again to everyone. May all your wishes come true, and I look forward to a good year with everyone. Cheers~

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Happy New Year 2007

Dear kawan-kawan,

I know. It is only a week later, then I blog the New Year's Eve blog posts. So sorry. I have been neglecting this blog recently, and I am truly sorry. Next year, it won't happen again. I hope...

Well, enough chit-chat. I got to go count down to 2007 with my family soon. Well, I guess it's time to wish you guys a...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007! Better health and finance (LOL!) to my readers and my friends. It really is great knowing you! Thanks for coming into my life! =)


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25 December 2006
Merry Christmas

"You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town!"

Horray! It's Christmas! Yahoo! =D

I am terribly overjoyed. Because we got to do one of the most important elements of Christmas. Exchanging gifts at the stroke of midnight before my family and I leave for Brunei at 4 freaking a.m.! I'm really happy and glad that my family enjoyed the gifts I gave them. I felt like crying tears of joy. And my presents are pretty nifty too!

Joy to the world, the Christmas spirit's in the air. Yip yip yip!

So how did I spend my Christmas?
Answer: At the airline dozing off.

Oh my goodness, today's flight is so full and so small! It's not the big Airbus, this is the tiny one you get when you fly to K.K. (I think). There's no personal TV (Noo!) and of course, it's so difficult to get up and go to the toilet, especially when you have to say excuse me to two people and you struggle to get up and go to the toilet. It's really crammed. There's one narrow aisle, and 3 seats on each side of the aisle. Goodness. Worse still, we were sitting behind the very back again. Yes, people, the one next to the toilet at the back, and unfortunately they were the only 2 toilets available for Economy passengers.

It sucks more that I have very little appetite to eat up the inflight mee. It wasn't so bad, just that I'm so full and sleepy.

So what did I do on the day before Christmas? We did last minute shopping and we packed, and oh! We dined at a wonderful Francais restaurant. O la la! And the course is AWESOME! Magnifique! Marvelleoux? Oui! (Pardon my French, I chin chai say one).

Oh how I love Christmas! Too bad we can't do anything today except to sleep off the day and recover on Boxing Day. It's really weird that we have to take some really early morning flight, and on Christmas again. But the flights after Christmas till all the way to January are fully packed, despite my mom making an early booking on October. It's crazy. According to my mom, three quarter of the passengers are transiting from Perth to London via Brunei, since it's much more cheaper than Qantas directly flying them to London.

I have never seen an airport brimming with activity at 2 a.m.! And people are like they're so full of vigour and energy! *scratches head*

Okay, enough about that, so what exactly was I up to in Perth until I was so busy I couldn't really come online and blog?

Can you believe I went to Melbourne?

HAHAHAHA! For 10 days! That explains my inactivity for quite some time. Half the trip was really fun, the other half is just so-so or dead BORING! I'll explain more when I feel like blogging, or rather chronicling my trip. Hmmm, let's just say I've been to all the places that Jia Yean had been to except the Great Ocean Road. Thanks for blogging about it, at least I had the vague idea of where we were supposed to go in Melbourne. =)

Oh yeah, I noticed that this year I have done lots and lots of shopping. I definitely got a fresh new wardrobe (which is totally wonderful!) and I bought 14 books. 14!!! I cannot believe I bought so many until I got carried away. I'm so happy that Perth recently has got this big bookstore in Hay Street (I think) that has dwarfed Angus & Robertson and Dymocks. It's called Borders and OH MY GOSH, the bookstore is so big, it has dedicated about 20-40 wall-sized bookshelves just for Fictions! And that doesn't include Romance, Criminal Fiction, Science Fiction etc. It's crazy, it's every bibliomaniac's dream come true! And oh my gosh, it has allocated so many chairs around the store just for you to sit down and read (for one whole day even, no one really bothers).

And the very great feature about this bookstore is that it has terminals scattering throughout the store where you can search for a particular book that you want to look for. IT'S SO COOL! I wish Brunei's bookstores are like that. Well, at least where books aren't wrapped in some weird plastic covers to what...prevent people from reading them? o.O And you get no privacy if you spend 3 hours reading a book there. You get shooed off. And the variety here is so little as well now that I had seen this mega-bookstore...

Sigh, I still have many books to unpack and shelf them. Man, how and where am I going to shelf them? My bookshelves are already full, disorganized and overflowing. And I have got so many books to read. Great! This will fill my reading record for three years, lol!

Well, I shall stop here for now. I'll blog more whenever possible, updating you guys on the trip to Melbourne and K.K. (it's so long overdue -.-"). I shall waste no more of your Christmas time. Now go out, and celebrate the festivity that has brought people closer together.

"I wish you a Merry Christmas,
I wish you a Merry Christmas,
I wish you a Merry Christmas,

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22 December 2006
Ho ho ho..once again

In hopes of keeping the site alive, here i am posting again. Well it seems that over the past few days, the internet connection here in Brunei has been well, crap. I'm pretty sure i wasn't the only one experiencing it, most others were as well. Msn especially was the worst, took the whole afternoon just to log in, and msgs are hardly delivered and/or received. But it seems to be a little better by now, don't know, best not to say anything.

Well now, if i am not mistaken, tonight (22nd Dec), theres some Chinese traditional festival/occasion going on, *Guo Dong* or *Winter Solstice* or something like that, a time where Chinese back then celebrated the passing of winter. At least i THINK thats what it was for. Kinda like Chinese Christmas? Lol. No idea. What i do know is during that time, theres always this dish thats prepared. Some floured dough rolled into the shape of spherifical dumplings and drenched in sugar syrup and boiled. Some are usually coloured, with artifial colourings of course, to give some colour. Okay thats rather obvious but yes. Seems its also cooked with salt to give it a salty overall taste and so its like soup? Never tried it, though i think i'll stick to the sweet kind. Will be celebrating back at my grandparents tonight, and i've already received my share of the sweet dumplings earlier. Express service.

Other than that, theres just Christmas, but nothing much is gonna happen. Most probably gonna have a quiet family steamboat at home just to acknowledge the occasion, but knowing my mom shes just gonna invite a bunch of relatives over. Well, theres always the PC. =)

Thats about it for now. Going off. Still got a buncha homework to finish up -_- Ah well.

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04 December 2006
Ho ho ho.

Well now, its been a while, might as well just update this place for a bit. Its already December which means schools gonna start in what, Feb, which is around two months away, or less? Whole holiday has been rather so-so, nothing much happens anyways. Everyone leaves for holiday etc etc. Only stuff worth mentioning was the recent Prom/Senior's Night for all the sas form 4/5s. Sorta graduation night for the form 5s, but the form 4s were allowed to go as well, for the right price that is. $35!? Not really worth the cost in my opinion..food wasn't all that great. Most of the cash goes into the rental of the place so i guess it can't be helped.

Overall the thing was not bad i guess, if you were a form 5. Everything started off with some presentation dance by the seniors. Then the MC gives some talk, then everyone goes to eat. After that was just basically, well more dancing. Just sat and watched though, didn't dance at all. No one girl there to dance with anyways. lol. Just about 90% of the people there were form 5s, except for a few of us and Miss Ong + Miss Lorene. Throughout the night we just talked mostly. I looked like some salesman in the outfit i wore, complete with a tie and all. Good thing I aint posting any pics, cause I don't have any worth posting. Everything ended at around 11, and that was basically it.

Not much else to mention for now. Got a few birthdays coming up, Christmas too. And before we know it, its gonna be 2007 already. Its been a rather fast year. Well, just got to keep moving forward! Advanced Christmas + Happy New Year to all whoever i don't get to wish, since i doubt I'll be updating any time soon. Thats about it for now. Laters.

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03 December 2006
ATTN: All Mobile Phone Users!

There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. *
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for
survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

* The Emergency Number worldwide for **Mobile** is 112.
* If you find yourself out of coverage area of your mobile network and there
is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to
establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112
be dialed even if the keypad is locked. **Try it out.**

* Subject: Have you locked your keys in the car? Does you car have remote
This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone:
If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call
at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. *
Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at
your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their
end. Your car will unlock.* Saves someone from having to drive your keys to
you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you
can reach someone who has the other "remote" for your car, you can unlock
the doors (or the trunk). *
Editor's Note:* *It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over
a cell phone!"*

*III* *
Subject: Hidden** **Battery** power*
Imagine your cell battery is* **very low* , you are expecting an*
call* and you don't have a charger.* **Nokia instrument comes with a reserve
* *battery.* To activate, press the keys* ***3370#* Your cell will restart
with this reserve and the instrument will show a* **50%* increase in
battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.


*IV* *
How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?*
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on
phone: *
* # 0 6 #* *
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your
handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. when your phone get
stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They
will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM
card, your phone will be totally useless.*
You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that
whoever stole
it can't use/sell it either.
If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile

Please spread this useful information around...*

Thanks to Luisa Jie Jie for sending this to me =D

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Removing Gallstones Naturally

This is interesting, I don't know whether it really works or not though. Thanks again to Luisa Jie Jie for forwarding me this!

>Sharing here the easy-to-do-at-home gall bladder cleansing:
>by Dr Lai Chiu-Nan
>It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news.
>Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone.
>Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the
>regime. Gallstones may not be everyone's concern. But they should be
>because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer. "Cancer
>is never the first illness," Chiu Nan points out. "Usually, there are a lot
>of other problems leading to cancer.
>In my research in China, I came across some materials which say that people
>with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It's a matter of
>big or small, many or few.
>One of the symptoms of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy
>meal. You feel like you can't digest the food. If it gets more serious, you
>feel pain in the liver area." So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan
>offers the following method to remove them naturally.
>The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver
>and gallbladder are closely linked.
>1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or
>eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the
>gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
>2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.
>3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass
>of warm water.
>4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder
>5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh
>lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to
>ease their passage.
>The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. "Usually they
>float," Chiu Nan notes. "You might want to count them. I have had people
>who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many."
>"Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have
>some. It's always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then.

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Stress Relievers

As promised, Fwd: mails as blog posts for your entertainment. Thanks to Luisa Jie Jie for this!

>Stress Reliever #1
>> > Wife : You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why?
>> > Hubby : When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at
>> > picture and the problem disappears.
>> > Wife : You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you?
>> > Hubby : Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, "What other problem
>> > can there be greater than this one?"
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 2
>> > Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles
>> > lighten your burden.
>> > Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, But I don't have any worries or
>> > troubles.
>> > Girl: Well that's because we aren't married yet.
>> >
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 3
>> > Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to
>> > give up my seat to a lady.
>> > Mom: Well, you have done the right thing.
>> > Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 4
>> > Wife to husband: "What's your excuse for coming home at this time of
>> > night?"
>> > Husband to wife: "Golfing with friends, my dear."
>> > Wife to husband: "What? At 2 am?!"
>> > Husband to wife: "Yes, We used night clubs."
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 5
>> > Father to son after exam: "let me see your report card."
>> > Son: "My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents."
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 6
>> > A teacher asked her class for sentences using the word "beans"..
>> > My father grows beans," said one student.
>> > "My father cooks beans," said another.
>> > Then little Johnny spoke up: "We are all human beans."
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 7
>> > Interviewer to Millionaire: "To whom do you owe your success as a
>> > millionaire to?"
>> > Millionaire: "I owe everything to my wife."
>> >
>>Interviewer: "Wow, she must be some woman. What were you before you
>> > her?"
>> > Millionaire: "A Billionaire"
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 8
>> > Girl to her boyfriend: One kiss and I'll be yours forever.
>> > The guy replies: Thanks for the warning.
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 9
>> > A husband was asked: Do you talk to your wife after sex?
>> > He replied: Depends, if I can find a phone.
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 10
>> > Man to wife on wedding night: Are you sure I'm the first man you are
>> > sleeping with?
>> > Wife replied: Of course honey, I stayed awake with all the others!
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 11
>> > Why did they stop printing PAMELA ANDERSON stamps in the U.S. ?
>> > Answer: Because people started licking the wrong side.
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 12
>> >
>>A wife asked her husband: What do you like most in me - my pretty face or
>> > sexy body?
>> >
>>He looked at her from head to toe and replied: I like your sense of
>> > _______________________________________________________________________
>> > Stress Reliever # 13
>> > Doctor to his lady patient: You look terribly weak and exhausted! Are
>> > you having your meals three times a day as I have advised?
>> > Lady replied: Doctor, I thought you said three males a day.
>> > _________________________________________________________________

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I'm Sorry!

This blog post is as requested by my few taggers who constantly nagged me for a blog post; Kim, Jim, Vol'jin... Thank you guys for helping to keep this site alive!

Okay, so I guess I owe an explanation as to why I wasn't online these days. Mostly, I have playing my Sims game all the time. It was fun, of course (naturally) but I am so going to get Pets when I get to Australia, by hook or by crook, and probably Glamour Life. Did you know I saw a Pets expansion sold in Hua Ho Yayasan? I so wanted to buy man, if not for the extravagant price: $50. I can buy it $10 cheaper at EB Store in Perth. Okay, I think I better change the subject now.


Currently, I have no interesting topic to talk about now. Oh boy... KK blogs will be up pretty soon asap when I find time to use my brother's PC in Australia. I post up more FWD: mails blog posts later in the afternoon to entertain you guys. I see you guys later.

P.S. Can a certain someone please help update this blog as well? I really appreciate it if you do! =D

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