Saturday, April 30, 2005

Fireworks.. so romantic...

Sleeping on the floor, tatami-style! It's actually really comfortable and the tatami really keeps you warm and toasty :) Trust us - you can just imagine the look of horror on our faces when we heard we were going to sleep on the floor, i mean we wld just freeze to death!! But Korean houses have this heating system that heats up the floor first so its really warm and snuggly.

At the Korean subway! Cool right!

In the train itself..

Buay song Korean ajeemas...I think they were buaysong that we were taking weird photos on the TRAIN, haha, just like how i give people weird looks when they start taking photos at MRT stations.

Lotte World!! Oh.. so Tian Guo De Jie Ti.. *sighhh*

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Friday, April 29, 2005

more Korean pics!

Qiu Tian De Tong Hua:

Deliciously expensive strawberry tart at the YongPyong Ski Resort Lobby Lounge:

Enxi's mother's shop:

Haha the Hoodies Gang at Mt Sorak!! :)

The shop in Qiu Tian De Tong Hua...

Mt Sorak is beautiful eh?

I think this shot is very well taken..

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

more korean pics!

ginny, jiaying, tour guide and me:

me and o-pa! dont know why my face is so red:

me and some guy in the club. dont scold me; he looked really cute on the dance floor.:

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

You always thought you'd go for the tall, dark handsome type.

Who would've thought that the love of your life would be short and bald?

Having a baby changes everything.

Everybody all together now: AwwWWwwWwWWwWw...

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i am suffering from post hol blues...
help me...
i dont feel like doing anything...
i need money...
im dying...

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Monday, April 25, 2005

korean photos are up! check right hand side for details.

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Sunday, April 24, 2005

i really did not want to come back! argh. was in a terrible mood at the incheon intl airport. did not want to come back and face the realities of work, tuition, driving, interviews, tests, decisions etc etc etc TOTALLY SIAN DIAO

and worstof all i really miss o-pa.

oh look at the trees above. nice right? i took that picture. anybody wanna hire me as professional photographer? those are the 2 rows of trees that bae yong jun and choi ji woo strolled through in winter sonata. really beautiful and serene place on nami island... mmm i miss the cherry blossoms and the howling wind. i miss the layering of jackets and eating prefere ice cream in the midst of cold wind... i miss jeju oranges. i miss lotte world and everland. i miss jesslyn. i miss dongdaemun and hongdae ipgu, and the korean subway line. i miss dunkin donuts. i miss taking scenic shots with my digicam. i miss yongpyong resort and sheraton walker hill hotel. i miss the hot saunas in waterpia even though my thighs are full of itchy rashes now (shit man) and the OPENness of korean women ESPECIALLY in the sauna. haha. i also miss ajashi and opa!

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Friday, April 22, 2005

in korea now!! super fun took lots of photos so much so that i have no more memory space!!!! :( ie i took like 300 pics already omg. i have to use my disposable camera now. and msg to bao: your 64mb spoil halfway!! so instead of taking 200 pics i could only take like 120 :( nvm.. i think i'll use my disposable camera.

and.. this one i must blog about. our tour guide sucks. he's all aggressive and pervertic and makes sick jokes about how there are 'earthquakes' when couples in our tour group DO IT in their hotel rooms. like hello! and got this quite chee ko pek ah pek on our group also. other than that the rest are fine.. i think almost half are young people, and by young i mean like prolly 20+ or 30+ the most. and theres this little girl SOOOO CUTE!!! hahaha. and best of all theres this photogropher o-pa who is.. very very nice. when we're cold he give us jacket. hehehe. but we're limited by language lah. haha. okay thats all for now. i think im goin crazy a little bit high now. am at yong pyong ski resort, went to take photos of everything that bae yong jun has touched before ahahahahaha. later going up mt sorak and then going to abai village where they filmed qiu tian de tong hua, tonight got SAUNA!! yay. okok. have fun ppl.

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

leaving tonight!

see everyone back on 24/4! :)

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

i guess the lesson i've learnt from all this is that:

Everybody has big dreams. Not all can be fulfilled.
Also, not everyone has the ability to fulfill their dreams. Some dream too big, overestimating their own abilities.

They say that one should aim for the moon, so that even if one fails, one will end up among the stars. I think I aimed for the sun, but landed back on earth.

Earth. Equals reality.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Dear Scholarship Applicant,


Thank you for taking the time to meet with the representative from the
network of the FIREfly agencies to discuss your interest in the FIREfly
Scholarship Programme. The discussion has enabled us to better understand
your background and career aspirations.

Since your meeting with the FIREfly agency representative, we have
carefully assessed your application and we regret to inform you that we are
unable to make you an offer of sponsorship.

We thank you again for your interest and wish you success in your future

Ms Angeline Chen
Assistant Head - Talent Attraction
Human Resource Division
Economic Development Board
(on behalf of the FIREfly network of agencies)

best piece of news of the day, REALLY!

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Monday, April 11, 2005

f***ing sway day.

first, i slipped and fell down some steps. hurt my ass - i think i even bounced off 2 steps.
i was wearing a skirt.

second, i tripped on the escalator and almost fell. you know how escalators are - the metal grooves on the escalator steps hurt my feet like hell.

n not forgetting the fucking bullshit i had to sit through. bu yao rang wo lian peng you dou mei you de gen ni zuo.

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

thank god, one of my wishes have not gone unanswered. one of the better pieces of news in the wake of a string of bad ones.

in fact, the best piece of news so far.

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Friday, April 08, 2005

im really starting to think that my job at indochine is very rewarding! i duno, maybe its just one of my happier and more upbeat working days.. i mean, ive had shitty drop-glasses-and-fruits days as well as screw-up-orders-and-forget-to-replace-plates days, but today was just rewarding.

felt good getting to know jenny, afiq and ray better.. they're a hoot to be with! and jenny and afiq are so cute, haha i only see jenny open up when she's with him. wink wink. and anyways.. i think i have some kind of illness cuz i really enjoyed serving those snootily rich ppl, even though the food platter almost broke my arm and it was quite stressful with jed dash (?) himself handling the food! like, wow, qing shou zuo shi wu man. but the platter was damn feavy. i think i got biceps already. aside from that... bantering with the guests and rubbing shoulders (literally) with the rich and famous of singapore was AN EXPERIENCE in itself! served terrence cao (didnt really leave a very intellectual impression), allan wu (real cute in person! though he rejected the finger food), and i saw *heart beat* MAH BOW TAN! i seriously wanted to go over and say something real impressive and intellectual so he could give me a scholarship but, of course, louts like me are never allowed near the important people.

according to the rest, irene ang and edmund chen were there also... ah but those are just the stars. i think some of the faces in the crowd look familiar, like those rich people whom i probably dont know cuz we dont run in the same circles (duh). and the waterfront people were really friendly! it just felt good working with people who like, smile when they see you and try and help you out with things.. the people i worked with were really nice and even just a passing smile meant a lot to me. haha. im emo.

we got to wear real cute sailormoon outfits for the event! cuz its like this marina sail club, i think they're trying to sell membership. so we wore the sailer scarf/bib, complete with white t-shirt and hat! haha. as if i dont already look young enough. i think in sailor outfit i probably looked like i was 5 or something, no wonder the guests were so nice to me when i served them hahaha. one old guy even asked me how old i am, what im gonna study in uni, and all that. darn shouldve asked him for a scholarship. too bad no cameras to capture the moment! we all looked real cute. hahahaha

OH. most importantly. the finger food was good, yeah, oh boy. salmon, salmon with mayonnaise, pork (doesnt sound tempting but it really tastes good), crab, tuna/fish springroll, scallop, prawn and cheese&crackers. and the fruits were sweet!

funny sight: i tell ray (malay guy) that the stuff on the bread is pork, so he picks off the pork and eats the remaining stuff. Next scene: ray drinking heineken. haha :)

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

i just read wah yong's testimonial for shili off friendster.. so sweet!! if my brother was half as nice i would be in heaven already.

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Monday, April 04, 2005

new words learnt: lala mui
new people met: gan tin (?), wah yong's fabah friend - that's 2 different people there!
new places explored: Zoo Negara, Atmosphere, Passion, Thai Club, Berjaya Times Square's Cosmos World Indoor Theme Park
new place stayed: Corus hotel
new modes of transport (unaided!): KTM Komuter line, Putra LRT, KTM Intercity(Singapore - KL), Mini Bas Persiaran that overcharged us with the price of 30rm.
new musik: trance, house, rum jungle-style
new dance: the melbourne shuffle (muahahahah) and other head-bopping movements
new food: (don't get shocked when you see this) nasi goreng, authentic MALAYSIAN roti boy, more dunkin donuts

new love? none. only the same old one. :)

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Friday, April 01, 2005

March 31, 2005

Dear Yen Han,

I am sorry to notify you that after reviewing your application thoroughly, our selection committee is unable to offer you admission to the University of Pennsylvania's Class of 2009. All aspects of your application, the academic and the non-academic, were considered carefully and compared to those of the rest of the applicant pool.

Perhaps the most difficult and displeasing part of my job is writing similar letters to thousands of students like you, whose accomplishments are promising and exciting. I assure you that the selection committee gave your application every consideration, but, because of an unprecedented number of outstanding applicants we have to deny admission to a large majority of the remarkable students who seek admission to Penn. Most of our applicants are qualified to pursue successfully a program of study at Penn; however, only a relatively small percentage can be admitted.

We are pleased to have received your application to our University. I am sincerely sorry to disappoint you, yet trust that you will have other opportunities to attend another very good college. I wish you the best in the future.


Willis J. Stetson, Jr.
Dean of Admissions

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a life altering moment.

i didnt get up at 7am to check the status though - i got home at 7 n went online to check. it's taking forever, i bet the server's jammed up. worrying the shit outta me.

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To read list

Don Quijote by Miguel De Cervantes
East and West by Christ Patten
Hong Kong by Jan Morris
Le Peau de chagrin by Honoré de Balzac
1984 by George Orwell


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