Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Things to worry about:

1. Operations Strategy course, starting on 12/2. Only 4 lessons but all super shiong with readings, cases, presentations (all squeezed into 4 lessons) so im damn scared now. Need to photocopy 8 euro worth of pages from the textbook, hope i dont get caught..

2. Europe trip in May. I dont know if i should use a backpack (as in those kinda dua zhong backpackers' backpack) cos it will be more fang bian than a big luggage on trolley wheels. And also i screwed up a hostel booking (booked for 4 persons instead of 2) so i really really hope that the booking can be changed. shit.

3. This weekend.. Im so lonely in pathetic little Vallendar :( erik my uncle, barbara my Europareise-mate, kjetil and amaia are going to bratislava, budapest and vienna! thursday till monday... alexandre will be in Brussels.. aditi from austin texas and krista from bath will go to luxembourg.. I WILL BE SO LONELY:(:( im not making anymore weekend trips because i wanna save up for May.. And also because i'll b tripping London as well as Cologne in Feb so thats gonna COST. esp london. so cannot anyhow travel travel liao.

but on the other hand u think like, money can earn back but time cant be bought back. but then again, this money im spending is not mine! cannot anyhow spend! roar. i will return to eastern europe another time i hope :( this time spending my own money, hopefully.

4. Waiting for SMU to approve the courses that im taking here.. as well as to show the courses for summer term 3B so i can decide whether to take it or not! roar. if anyone knows that 3B courses are up please tell me ok.

5. after i switched over to new blogger, everything in my blogger is in GERMAN! argh. luckily the way blogger works hasnt changed so i can still manage my way around.. I mean my german is not good at all, so i dont understand anything. Publish is now veröffentlichen, i mean how hard is that lah!! Even though the language is set to english but everything is still in german. i think they autodetect the settings.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

and now i know the reason for the emo-ness...

the period just came! yes. so that explains the emo-ness and the not-able-to-sleep-ness. i slept at 330am cos i just couldnt sleep, once again, thinking about 'the future'. its just that coming on exchange has been such a huge eye opener, you meet so many people with illustrious backgrounds and vast spans of knowledge (they know everything!) and then when you look at their birthday you're like what???! 1986 also? its just a huge wake up call. like others are so accomplished, confident and wellspoken in 3 or 4 different languages and here i am struggling even with chinese. i feel so.. lousy. :(

i really envy those who have a real drive in life and know what they want (once again). and here it's full of such people. WHU is not a normal school - its a private school AND a full business school so everyone here comes from at least an upper middle class German family and everyone knows at least 3 or 4 languages. its scary. everyone is so well travelled, knowledgeable about the world and europe, and in the class they bring plenty of financial and economical knowledge as well.

of course there are the country bumpkins. (read: americans). ok they're not really country bumpkins but its just amazing how they really think that the world revolves around their country and all they can ever talk about is the US. i was talking to val and it seems they have such people there as well - people who think the world of US and all they can do is talk about it. Nothing outside it matters. And its also FUCK irritating when someone (the country should be pretty obvious) says "are your classes in Chinese??". oh gosh. i mean these people arent stupid, cos academically they must be pretty strong in order to go into a masters program. obviously they have plenty of academic experience, as well as with finance and very good with numbers etc but they really duno how to behave socially. i mean even if u wanted to ask such a question you should go like "so what language of instruction is used in singapore?" or sth more tactful i guess. just imagine the question being asked in that really strong accent twang and u know what im talking about.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Waking up to winter wonderland :)
Me playing in the snow last night.. haha it was really beautiful, and i was so excited :)
snow snow snoww

Yay!! i have finally seen falling snow! Its the most beautiful, romantic thing ever :) too bad zm not here with me... haha but its absolutely beautiful. lovely. and all the angmohs look at me like huh why u make such a big fuss out of this, haha.. but its so exciting and pretty :)

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And its the 'what do i want to do with my life' post again.

after reading, reading jianhong's post about his future career path + his dreams of private equity investment, etc etc. So glamorous, so ambitious, so focused and direct and iknowwhatiwanttodowithmylife.

and what about me? its 12am and im sitting in a little dorm, on exchange alone in Germany. Im reading some German, but nothing's really getting into my head. I've had a great night of cooking curry (yum! everyone loved it) and standing in the falling snow in awe of the beautiful sight. watched photos from the dorm party last night; laughed at the quirks and funniness of drunk angmohs. and then i read jianhong's post.

so now comes the depressing part. what exactly do i want to do with my life? its a little hard to define, but even harder to keep the definition. knowing me, i have a fleeting mind and it takes a course of its own, changing every few minutes or so (in chinese: wu fen zhong re du, or 5minutes impulse). i used to think that i knew what i wanted with this life; now im not so sure.

Career? I really want to go into logistics and resource planning. Work for a logistics company, or airline/freight. I'd love that. but then again theres the safe route of accounting firm, big4. if i get to travel like xinyi jiejie that would be nice too. i dont know which one would work out better for me.

School? Ok the academic part is pretty straightforward and im sure everyone is aiming for that as well. But i think those who know me know im always trapped in this shouldidothisforresume or shouldidothisbecauseireallyloveitandjustdoit dilemma. i'd hate to do something for the sake of doing it, but many a times you dont really have a choice.

Travel? This is definitely something close to my heart. i thought i've always loved to travel and would do anything just to get out of singapore, go out there and see the world. but then after 2 weekends away from smalltown Vallendar here i've realised im not that much of a traveller. i cant live out of a suitcase and i cant do the same like the japanese ballerina that i met - going anywhere and everywhere, looking for ballet auditions, and just settling down and travelling with whichever ballet company signs her on. And she travels everywhere - 5 years in russia, another couple of years in australia, her childhood in japan. its awesome but i dont think i can lead that kind of life. when i was in munich, and even amsterdam there were times when i just wanted to go back to my little dorm in vallendar and drop my bags for a goodnights rest. i like staying put in a place and not having to move around too much. so maybe i dont like travelling as much as i thought i did. hm. tough choice.

i have tonnes more to say, but im kinda feeling sleepy now. bleh.. and to be honest, i miss singapore and everything about it. most of all, i miss having friends to share singaporean quirks with. like ruby pan (i dont think anyone here would have found it funny), and my kim chua dream, and this:

I miss the crude humour and the little things that would crack me up, that no other angmoh joke could do. i miss having someone to laugh at angmohs with. haha.. When we were in amsterdam i met this american guy who was saying that "europe's great, all the cities are beautiful and they're all unique but after awhile it kinda becomes the same. Because the history and cultures are so similar everything is more or less similar. but asia, asia's really different. asia's crazy!"

yeah, i agree. theres nothing like home - nice ladies, chou toufu and industrial parks all rolled into one :)

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I miss mugging

ok for all those in SMU now, you will probably KILL me if you see this.. Probably 4th, 5th week into school now, and all the projects/presentations/reports/readings/homework/tests are already killing you. I feel your pain.

i hate to say this but yes, i am a true blue MUGGER TOAD. i miss mugging. aside from partying about twice a week here, and going on weekend trips, i have absolutely nothing else to do in the dorm. I yearn to be able to research on a project, to do some homework, and yes i dread saying this but to study for an exam. test. anything! all i do everyday (when there r no parties and i just get back from german class) is to sit in front of my laptop, play some games (insaniquarium is top of the list now, haha) for hours on end, maybe cook some dinner, wash my dirty laundry (in private) and boil some water.

i mean, there is so much social life one can take. those who know me know i am a sick introvert (ok lah maybe not sick) and stick closely to those that i know better - unfortunately they are all at home now so i have no choice but to expand the social circle. of course this is good, but im kinda sick of the partying and drinking. i dont mind the social mingling but i think its pretty bad for health - i hate getting up in the morning with a bad throat cos it just means i cant have nutella with bread for breakfast. and the bread/food/all other stuff here expires pretty soon so once i grocery shop i must make sure i cook within the next few days.

ok i am just rambling. Today there is a party at the student bar (think frujch, just that its a proper bar kinda atmosphere) complete with vodka shots for 1 euro, and a karaoke (???) contest. i didnt really wanna go cos

1) im already in my pyjamas (pajamas??)
2) it takes me 20min to walk down to the bar, and another probably 30 to walk up back to the dorm
3) reda (my hommie!) isnt going and i am terrible at small talk
4) andrew just got a job offer from united airlines to be resource planning (aka plan the routes of the planes. fucking cool lah! i totally want that kind of OM job.) and i am terribly jealous (he's an MBA though) and i want to be like him so i decided to stay in the dorm to do some research about that, as well as to sign up for MORE courses in WHU so as to occupy my time.

currently im doing 6 courses in total. haha.. on a whim i decided to sign up for 2 more. it was 4 at first. and the list:

1. operations strategy (only 4 lessons!)
2. Production and service operations management
3. Logistics management (5 lessons!)
4. Innovations management (think twc...)
5. European economic integration (not sure if i can handle this cos its econs.. but i will try)
6. Lufthansa lecture - airline management (this one's real cool but they only take 40 students so i dont know if im too late in signing up or not)

i wanna join SQ to do resource planning too. but i dont think they want me. or any airline, to do resource planning cos its so damn cool like doing all the route thingies that we do in BP and QM. hahahah.. i am naive.

ok this is so obviously a post out of boredom. SMU peeps, please dont kill me......

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

As requested by ginny chua... haha, how do you ever get the stupid blogger pic uploader thing to work! it never works the first time on me. this is like the 3rd time im doing this can. roar. Coffee shop galore in Amsterdam.
I AMSTERDAM! hahaaha
Going at more than 120 on the Autobahn. In germany, there is no speed limit on the highways so we went to at least 180 i think
pretty flowers that holland is known for :)
heineken brewery! woo hoo. rocks.

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Monday, January 22, 2007


I am back! from a weekend car trip to the land of sex and pot. Yes, plenty of sex shops around plus the red light district, aquarium style (as with Singapore's Geylang, maybe except that the girls here have bigger boobs) and also plenty of "coffeeshops" to smoke pot in.

I would say that Amsterdam is really a happening party city, but its not really my kind of city. Haha.. i dont know why but the city vibes i get are different. when im in germany, i feel happy and like interested to know about everything, like i want to explore the whole place but when i was in amsterdam it was just pot, pot and more pot (for some people) and it was more like a GIANT club (with streets) where there is nothing else to do but party.

being a nonsmoker i had to tolerate (endure would be a nicer word) 3 days of 2nd hand smoke from cigarettes as well as weed. no, i didnt wanna try. im not a wimp but, its just not my kinda thing. a friend got really stoned after smoking and eating space cake (ala weed cake) - like you could see that the look in his eyes were different. and when i touched him his whole body was rigid and stiff and he took like 10seconds to reply you when you spoke to him. scary.. i dont like :/ and 2nd hand weed smoke also not very fun cos after that you suffer the bad side effects without the high, like paranoia. i kept thinking someone was walking behind me and tapping me on the shoulder. sheesh.

oh but the heineken brewery was nice! haha.. just a heineken world, complete with 3D simulator beer ride hahaha.. but it was cool. 3 beers for 10 euro, and i have to admit the heineken in the brewery was a lot stronger than the ones i have tasted in Singapore. So much so that i was a little oozy at 6pm hahaha too damn early. but it was cool, and a coupla heineken coasters would make great souvenirs haha :P

i wanted to post pics but the blogger image thingy always goes down on me. so forget it.. i shall go to bed.

ps. lily, chat with me on msn and i will tell u more about your beloved land of sex and pot. hahaha...

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The sunscreen song

everybody remember that?? really really long time ago.. i read it off and thought its pretty nostalgic and suddenly, it all seems pretty relevant. so i decided to post it here too:

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.


Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.


Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

its strange how when i was young the song was just this really long, talking song and i didnt know what he was talking bout. but now when you read it, hmm its starting to make some good sense :)

the song was originally written by a female journalist in and published in a paper. it was made to sound like a commencement/convocation speech but it actually wasnt (its a hoax speech haha), and bahz luhrman found the article and turned it into a song. great stuff.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

a cold, foggy day.

yeah its unusually foggy here today, and also really really cold. brr. rushed home after class to talk to zm on the phone :) it was a good 30min but i think it cost me like only $1+ sgd so that was pretty cheap. shall call with skype from now onwards :)

i spent the weekend in munich!! omg it was wonderful, and neuschwanstein is THE quintessential castle. please google it if u dont know what it is, cos its absolutely gorgeous :) and i met so many nice and wonderful and friendly people.. oh it was great. and i met petra too, my smu buddy hee and she showed me around, treated me to lunch at hofbrauhaus (the biggest beer hall in munich, complete with 1L mugs and men and women dressed in Bavarian costumes and playing ol' german traditional music complete with shouts of "Prost!" and more. Good stuff. Oh yea and Munich weiner sausages were good too :)

and bao, i met this korean guy in the lounge of a hostel.. and he is a friend of claire's! as in claire wu the model! i was really shocked. the first thing he asked me was like "do u know claire?" and i was like "er.. claire wu??" then he was like YAH and i just couldnt believe how small a world this is. haha.. damn qiao right!

ok i have a few quotes of the day:

"you look korean!" - korean girl i met in Munich.
"you have a really strong American accent!" - British guy i met. um.. ok shit i think its subconscious, as American english has an undue influence here - think music, tv, movies, everything - so I am working really hard to try to stop the accent. and speak normally. im not kantang or fake or anything ok!
"you have no accent whatsoever!" - American guy living in my hostel. haha, i guess his "no accent" means "american accent". ok.. working on it..

and i also met this japanese girl who is a ballerina, and she goes around auditioning for roles in ballet companies all over europe. she's lived in russia (for 5 years) before, as well as australia so she can speak pretty decent english. and shes damn cute! as in, if i were a guy i would be attracted to her (not that i am!) kinda thing.. when we were at the castle she was like "oh castle should go with ballet!" and she started doing her ballet pose in front of the castle, for a nice picture shot. haha.. its damn funny :P and she had this bottle of spanish wine which she couldnt finish, so we opened it in the lobby of the hostel and shared it with the british guy who helped us open it.

Ang Moh 1, Asian 0.
Speaking of which, let me explain why Asian guys SUCK in general, (not referring to zm of course, haha) and why ang moh guys always score the chicks.
Me and Ayako (the Japanese girl) are sitting in the lounge of the hostel, trying to open the bottle of spanish wine. Ayako is a pretty small girl (about my size?), so she was trying to use the corkscrew to open the bottle but her technique's not very good, so we couldnt do it.

And in that very same lobby, sat 4 korean guys. they were sitting at a table about 3-5metres away from the sofas we were sitting. And ayako was trying to open the bottle of wine in full view of those guys. NONE of them, NO ONE got up to come and offer us any help. No one, not one at all. She was trying for a good 5-8minutes and they just sat there and stared at her trying to open the bottle.

Then, along comes this black guy, and he's getting some hot drinks from the vending machine. He got his drink, noticed us having trouble, and immediately came over to help us.
Tich (that's his name): hey do u guys need any help with that?
*laughter from the Korean guys in the background. LAUGHTER.*
Ayako: yeah sure, thanks!

and then ayako whispers to me like, those guys just sitting over there, sitting, staring and laughing. fuck!

ok yeah the scoring is abit screwed, i mean the black guy isnt angmoh but he's living and bred in London so technically he has like u know, Westerner ways. And im not saying that all Asians guys are like that, or even Korean guys but just that, i mean, its something so simple. So simple like coming over to offer your help. and yet they dont have the manners to take the initiative to help.

maybe its the asian upbringing - shy, conservative, whatever. but its certainly not doing much for asian guys.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

angie and me. shes from hk too :)
my buddy Thomas Griesel.. the pangseh buddy who never take care of me and never pick me up from the train station :( but its ok lah he got exams.. but hes a freshie!! eeeee.. hahaha :P same age as me (but dont look like right, mayb cos im the one who looks like a kid). he looks qt nice here but dont let this photo deceive u.. :/
Reda and paddy - reda from morocco studying in france, and paddy from hk. both pretty nice guys :)
pretty girl from Canada, Jen! She was making bagels, for the international dinner.

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parties, booze and pipapo

i have to say, german beer is GOOD. i mean i never really liked beer in singapore - i hate tiger, and also carlsberg cos i had it spilt over me before, and also cos its bitter and gross. When i went to thailand n tried singha, chang -yeah they were pretty ok. light, slightly smoother, but there was no way i would down a whole bottle.

now HERE, thats a totally different story. let me document the booze journey:

Sunday 7/1: went to a german students' party and had one of those german beers. I think it was brandless so i cant identify it but yeah it was very light, and smooth too and so i downed that. But i couldnt get past the whole bottle, it took me the whole party to finish 1 bottle. Oh the beer was free so yeah :P

Monday 8/1: the german students (ala SMU Icon) brought us to a pizza place, followed by the student run bar called Korova. had 1 beer for 2euros, this time it was beck's. Tasted ok, u know, getting used to the acquired taste that is beer..

Tuesday 9/1: There was this international dinner to cook stuff and yeah my mum helped me cook some soup to bring there :) and this time beer was free! i had 2 mugs and hmm, think the tolerance for beer is increasing!

Wednesday 10/1: There was just a small get together in the living room of the other dorm, which was real pretty i mean they had sofas and a huge LCD tv hanging on the wall of the room. so great. compared to our dorm the tv room is pathetic with like a small 22 inch (?) tv and mouldy old sofas and musty carpets. it was gross. yeah and the beer here was 1 euro, so i had just 1 bottle of bitburger, courtesy of lucas the polish guy who was desparately trying to sell his beer cos he paid for them first.

today: woke up at 12 noon, haha.. but still tired leh. tonight theyre going clubbing in koblenz but i dont think theres much to expect, koblenz is after all still a small town and, ya it'll prolly be weird or sth.

friday: the school has this series of workshops and seminars where they invite like the biggest companies in germany to give talks n participate, as well as profs from all over, and only a limited number of students can take part. its called campus for finance (maybe smu shld do sth like that too, its pretty cool) and after the whole conference there is again, party with free beers and even cocktails i heard. not sure if i should/can be there but, we shall see huh?

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

its not all fun and play.

if you thought planning and bidding for courses was bad, over here its WORSE. ten times worse!! so many problems that i couldnt sleep (its now like 5am here) and i woke up to plan my courses cos wo fang bu xia xing lai. sigh..

1) the courses that i chose back in SMU? theyre not available! They've disappeared! Either that, or theyre all in german. shit.

2) the credits are not enough. like i do a 37.5 hour course for the semester, and im only given half an smu credit. LIke hello! smu courses last only 36 hours for the whole 14 weeks! no fair man.

really peeving, i couldnt sleep the whole night cos of this. and yep contrary to popular belief (or rather, my belief), registration of courses wasnt done by pen and paper (haha..). everythings on 'oasis' so to speak.

roar. and dont be deceived by the dorm pics cos my dorm is situated on this horrible hill which i climb up and down everyday. by the time i get to the top of the hill, im hungry and tired and panting. BLEAHHHHHHH. downhill takes me like 15minutes, uphill like, 30. haha.. i walk slowly.

ok other than these gripes things r ok.. i guess. still trying to horribly adjust. BAH.
oh on a lighter note! i have booked my flight from cologne to london gatwick!! ahh bubu!!!!!! im leaving on the 8th of feb and coming back on the 11th (thats thurs night to sun night) so buuuuu pleaseeee make time for me!! can i stay in ur apartment too? hee :)

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Vietnamese restaurant! Haha this one's for phuong :) Me uni!
Haha.. and this one's for ginny. I wore your top to cook that day and it smelt of onions!!! Then i bo pian have to wash, haha dont worry now it smells of fab and it smells nice now :)
Ooh, someone's been a bad boy last year! hahaha.. naughty naughty smack smack

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And this english looking phone box is for ngeesh!! And bubu :) haha Duckies along the river rhein!! DAMNNN cute lah :) quack quack haha
My school's central courtyard.. its deserted on a sunday morning
The beautiful river rhein. Only 30min walk from my dorm, haha Two swans :)

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

The view from my dorm window! My food table. Haha.. I think my instant mee supplies are gonna run out preeeettyy soon. shit.
This is switzerland! Haha.. we took a short trip across the border since blackforest is about 30min train ride from the border. The town is called Basel. And my mum spent sgd70 on chocs cos swiss chocs r supposed to b famous! haha..
Another view of the window..
Tadaa! my room. simple and spartan, but at least its warm :) disclaimer: it doesnt look like that now. now it kinda looks like this war-ravaged combat ground cos im really messy :P heehee!

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The view from the top of the mountain, looking down on blackforest! SNOW!!! sorry lah, im very country bumpkin, first time i see it okay :)
And I decided to bring some downhill... But yes you know what happened to it :(
Winter wonderland!!
And the infamous blackforest cake. We ate blackforest cake, while sitting on top of blackforest! haha.. but of course its not blackforest now lah, more like white forest with all the snow :P

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The Prague National Theatre, glistening in the evening sun. Cute little teddy bear in the window!! Papa and baby bear. Ignore the inconspicuous purple thong hanging in the corner.
Golden arches! Mcdonalds are (is?) everywhere in Prague too. Every few streets. So we couldnt resist, haha..
Inside a beautiful church. I dont know the name, its too hard to type/pronounce cos its in Czech.
The Dancing House, in Nove Mesto!! Can you see how the structure on the left looks like the female dancer, and the one on the right looks like the guy? Its a beautiful piece of art me thinks. The curves are just right :) Done by Frank Gehry, same guy who was commissioned to design Eighth Wonder, the beautiful IR that was to be...... If not for Genting Intl, and politics. :( I wish 8th wonder won instead. then we'd have such a nice beautiful structure on our own little island of Sentosa to take marvellous pics and enjoy hordes of tourists coming to visit the wonder itself. bah.

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The interior of the beautiful St Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle.
Handsome??? Haha.. I leave it to you to decide. They were freezing standing there man.

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Beautiful christmas tree sitting in Wenceslas (pronounced ven-sez-lav) Square! The main shopping street and where I saw a giant multi storey bata superstore. It was like 6 storeys of shoes and bags! And apparently Bata was founded by a Czech man named Bata (not Malaysian, as what my mum thought) and its quite posh nosh here. The shoes are twice the price of my bata boots man.
Haha me doing the typical hand-over-mouth look, this time replaced by a collar! This ones for you, lily ha thi and jas!! :)
Puppets hanging outside a toystore in a little back lane in Prague. We met up with Petra, my Czech friend back 6 years ago. Haha.. when i was in sec2 rgs choir had some exchange with Prague Choir or sth and the choir members of their choir home-stayed with us. She stayed in my house and my mum even gave her a cheong sam, haha.. here she is now! chio right! the one in green is her sis and the guy in black her Mexican bf..
My mum's Czech dinner for the night - roast duck leg. it was quite good honestly!

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hello hello!! I FINALLY have internet access oh gawd after 1 long week. i think i almost died. without internet. anyways there are many stories but i'll let the pics do the talking :)

The most beautiful beautiful sunset i have ever seen. Witnessed this when the plane was flying over Turkey/Romania and it was really wonderful :) I turned away from watching monsters inc to watching the sunset and i swear it was almost all the colours of the rainbow in the sky. And if u peer carefully, slightly to the right of the tailwing theres this tiny star. :) wish zm was there to see it with me...The little girl that was in the same cabin as us on the train to Prague. She's utterly adorable!! And she had gorgeous parents. mum was hot and dad was quite handsome but i quote my mum, "sam seng." haha.. towards the end of the train ride she (the baby girl lah!) kept running towards me n my mum n wanting to hug us, damn cute. i think its cos only the 2 of us would play with her - her parents couldnt keep their hands off each other, booze n smokes. her name's florrine :)Prague's Old Astronomical Clock. Its a pity i was too short and dwarfed by all the angmoh tourists that were crowding the Old Town Square watching the clock chime in on the hour. Apparently some clockwork creatures would come out and swivel about but as aforementioned, couldnt see with all that crowd. Haha..Picturesque Charles Bridge, seen from the Old Town Bridge Tower.

Angmohs are so freaking tall!! why they build their mirrors so high!! U know i cant even SEE my hair in the mirror. freak.

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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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