Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mixed and Matched

The first two days of my school holidays have been hectic, stressful, and busy. Today marks the last day to complete my application to Appalachian, and I'm still not done. :\ Picked up my transcript yesterday, bumped into Bee and Sarah at school. ♥ Ran around after dinner with my dad looking for a scanner, who knew a scanner could be so hard to find? Called the college at 11pm, and talked to them for at least 30 minutes. Emails, texts, phone calls - so much to do.

Tomorrow marks my first day of work at Voga Kitchen, and to be honest, I'm not looking forward to it. I have this sort of mentality that goes, "Let's get this done and over." However, I have to be grateful for this opportunity and give it my all, after all it is one of my dreams to be an interior designer, so here goes. I'll be at Sri Hartamas, so if you live nearby, you can join me for lunch or something. :)

Next week's gonna be jammed pack. Monday will be the only day I have off, then I'm off to my FREE camp with the other PKs - Kat, Vicks, Ry, Josh, David, Grace Goh - so exciting. :D Friday I'll be working yet again, and that'll be one busy week for me. The week after that and I'm thinking of sleepovers and shopping outings with my girls from Aussie. :) For Narniaaa!

Hope you all are having a great holiday. Enjoy every moment you get.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Thanksgiving, Award's Night, and the last day of school have gone dreadfully fast, but at the same time, I'm so grateful its over too. The last week has been crazy for me. I've been balancing between preparing for Award's Night while rushing to finish my 11th grade. Not the easiest thing to do: lots of midnight oil burnt, and eye bags, but I've accomplished my goal. :)

I could give you a detailed account of everything that happened, but really, it isn't that interesting. Or I could give you a list of things I'm thankful for, but then again, you already know.

So to sum it all off, I'm pretty bummed that instead of sitting around the dining table on Thanksgiving eating turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, I was eating a rushed (and when I say rushed, I mean 3 minutes dinner) dinner at Quel's and running around at Grace. I so would of enjoyed a quiet evening at home instead of the night I had, but I'm grateful for that once-in-a-lifetime experience. :) No complains.

I'm thankful that I didn't have any candy corn to consume this year, so VERY thankful. I hate candy corn with my guts.

If you think graduating means a life of freedom, you are very wrong. I still have 12th grade to finish, a part time intern job for the month of December, and college applications to send in. Zoe and Mel are coming back very soon, I can't wait to watch Narnia, and I have the PK camp to attend! :) I'm thankful I'm a PK, MK, and TCK.

They say the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas go pass within the blink of an eye, and I'm hoping that's true because I can't wait for Christmas. ♥

Have a blessed holiday! :)

Happy birthday my darling Esther. :)

I've seen you grown heights since I've met you,
and I mean that physically and spiritually.
You've become such a beautiful girl who's considerate and thoughtful.
Love you so muchi. ♥ Happy sweet 16.

(Picture taken beginning of this year, and we look so young.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Different Weathers

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,

Wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating;

There is really no such thing as bad weather,

Only different kinds of good weather.

#o1. I'm in a light and easy mood, feeling carefree with nothing to do. Haven't felt that way in quite a while, so I'm embracing the feeling.

#02. Take that back, I still have another application essay to write, plus the graduation speech I'll be saying tomorrow. =X

#03. Finished the last book of 11th grade today, yipee. :D

#04. SAT results are out, ask me if you wanna know. :P

#05. Award's Night tomorrowwww! (I love my dress, can't wait to see how my hair will look, and I forgot to get the perfect heels. Either way, they can't make me look much taller.) Graduation ceremony too. :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

To-Do List

__  Contact ASU

__  Backdrop: sewing and painting

__  Drama Practice

__  Finish 4 more LifePAC books before November 24th

__  Follow up on referees

__  Get more letters of recommendation

__  Get SAT scores on the 23rd

__  Get Transcript ASAP

__  Graduation night (Prepare speech!)

__  Internship at VOGA KITCHEN

__  Make checklist for ACU

__  PK Camp in December

__  Update resume

__  Write two essays for ASU application

__  Write at least 3 more personal essays

__  Relax (did I mention that's impossible?)

__  Kiss outings/movies goodbye

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November babies :)

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious

As to have friends at a distance;

They make the latitudes and longitudes.

#1, Happy Birthday my darling Zoe. :) I miss you so much. Words cannot describe how much I miss and love you. I hope you had the greatest ever birthday ever, and I'll see you in December.

#2, thanks to all who made my 16th birthday special. Gracie, the cake was amazing and it was so nice to see you after the longest time ever. ♥ I had the greatest time ever, and we have never attracted so much attention at a restaurant before. My two favorite bimbos both "lost" something at Starbucks, but me being the genius (Y), "found" the missing things. Sarah broke a glass with one wave of her hand. HAHA. The gifts were amazing. :) And Tetsuo, thanks for bearing with all of us girls. x)

#3, I found the almost perfect dress for graduation. All thanks to my wonderful gals.

#4, I'll brought the 8 books down to 5. It finally looks like graduation is in the range of possible. :) As much as I hate Science and History, they're finally making some sense. Looks like I'll be sharing my ceremony with my big brother, which is a dream come true.

#5, Bob Bradley has picked the most questionable rooster for the USMNT game against South Africa. I'm still hoping they'll win. :) And as for the USWNT games against Italy, you girls can do it. :)


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Head first, fearless.

Words can be overrated, overused, and yet amazingly essential at the very same time. The best are the short and simple. So I'll do exactly that: keep it short and sweet. :)

I am glad to be back in school. There's Bee to nag with her work, Esther and Math 903, Jon Teh's retardedness, Tetsuo's loud chatter,  and of course Sarah and Kat. :P There's Science and History, Science, History, Science, History, Science... yea you get my flow. There's noise, chatter, laughter. And there's Mr Nicholas to help me pull through the tortures of yet again, Science.

Of course, school's not perfect and I've caught myself many a times wishing I was anywhere but there. But hey, you gotta live by the moment and I'm treasuring every breath. Catching the positive, and overlooking the negative.

Oh, did I mention Science and History?  I have 6 more books to complete by November 24th, no joke. Seems impossible but, impossible or not, I have to do it. Even if I have to burn midnight oil and be anti-social. Although, if I maintain a constant pace, I don't think I'll have to go to such extremes. But you never know, so pray I'll have understanding and knowledge, as well as discipline and patience.

13 days to the 23rd, and with that the scores. :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Because of You :)

& In every victory let it be said of me:

My source of strength, my source of hope

Is in Christ alone;

#o1. SAT - check. :) Another major step in the whole process of going to college is completed. I'm feeling pretty happy that it's over. Results come out on the 23rd, so till then I live in suspense.

#o2. I'm currently suffering from a sensation that feels like heartburn. Not even kidding. After completing my test, Daddy took me to eat at some Malay restaurant, the food was beyond the definition of spicy, so now it feels like stomach, throat, chest is burning.

#o3. I start school again coming Monday. I have mixed feelings. :\

#o4. USWNT lost to Mexico while I was taking my test. It is a dark cloud in my joy right now. But I trust they'll still qualify for the World Cup. :) C'mon USA gals, show them whatcha made out of.

#o5. Still haven't decided my 4th college, which is what I should go do right now. After that, I tackle my first personal essay for my ASU application. Plus, I have Opportunity Grant to apply for.

#o6. SAT wasn't the end to all busyness, it was only the start. Seey'all peps.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Note to Self: Stay Calm

So that pretty much sums it up. 3 days is like, 72 hours. Well it be really specific, as of 6.45pm on November 3rd, there are 61 hours left. Yes, I counted with my fingers. HAHA.

Today was a BAD day. Really, worse experience ever, I vow not to ever let days like today repeat themselves. And if you really want to know, ask me personally. HAHA. xD Lesson learnt, stay calm. Its really essential.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Day 10: Heart and Soul

So recently, I've been rereading Stories From the Heart and here's one for y'all:
What's It Like in Your Town?

Once there was an old and very wise man. Every day he would sit outside a gas station in his rocking chair and wait to greet motorists as they passed through his small town. On this day, his granddaughter knelt down at the foot of his chair and slowly passed the time with him.

As they sat and watched the people come and go, a tall man who surely had to be a tourist - since they know everyone in the town - began looking around as if he were checking out the area for a place to live. The stranger walked up and asked, "So what kind of town is this that we're in?" The older gentleman slowly turned to the man and replied, "Well, what kind of town are you from?" The tourist said, "In the town I'm from, everyone is critical of each other. The neighbors all gossip about everyone, and it's a real negative place to live. I'm sure glad to be leaving. It is not a very cheerful place." The man in the chair looked at the stranger and said, "You know, that's just how this town is."

An hour or so later a family that was also passing through stopped for gas. The car slowly turned in and rolled to a stop in front of where the older gentleman and his granddaughter were sitting. The mother jumped out with two small children and asked where the restrooms were. The man in the chair pointed to a small, bent-up sign that was barely hanging by one nail on the side of the door. The father stepped out of the car and also asked the man, "Is this town a pretty good place to live?" The man in the chair replied, "What about the town you are from? How is it?" The father looked at him and said, "Well, in the town I'm from everyone is very close and always willing to lend their neighbor a helping hand. There's always a hello and thank you everywhere you go. I really hate to leave. I feel almost like we are leaving family. The older gentleman turned to the father and gave him a warm smile. "You know, that's a lot like this small town." Then the family returned to the car, said their thank yous, waved goodbye and drove away.

After the family was in the distance, the granddaughter looked up at her grandfather and asked, "Grandpa, how come when the first man came into our town you told him it was a terrible place to live and when the family came into town you told them it was a wonderful place to live?" The grandfather lovingly looked down at his granddaughter's wondering blue eyes and said, "No matter where you move, you take your own attitude with you and that's what makes it terrible or wonderful."

I don't think that needs much elaborating, eh? :) I try to check my attitude from time to time, and I think I'm getting pretty optimistic. Which is two thumbs up. Makes everything seem brighter.

#o1. Took my 20th practice today. No I didn't, cause when I was on the first section after the essay, I realized that it was EXACTLY, like precisely, like #10 practice test on my sister's book. (Which I had taken already.) So instead, I did practice questions  on College Board. Tomorrow will mark #20 therefore, and then #21 will be my last and final.

#02. Just in case you don't already know, my SAT date is this coming Saturday. I KNOW, LET THE DATE SINK IN. *exhales loudly* Time flies so fast I hardly blinked at the dates already a handful of days away. And I didn't even throw my alarm clock. HAHA.

#o3. Watched both USWNT qualifying games streamed live online. USA beat Haiti 5-0 and Guatemala 9-0, so I'm really happy. I mean, its really lifting when you watch a game and you're supporting team are playing absolutely wonderful and scoring like, every 10 minutes. :) HAHA. Fyi, the USA Woman's team is #1 in the world, so don't diss. Everton beat Stoke City 1-o and I'm pretty positive Tim Howard did well. HAHA. Fulham 2-0 Wigan Athletic, Clint Dempsey scored both goals. That's the way we roll. :) And although my other favorite teams like AC  lost, I'm still very happy. LAGalaxy beat Seattle in the playoffs too.

#04. Today, I finally logged onto Facebook! :) Well, in conclusion, I'm really glad I took that fast, because it made me realize how stupidly addictive and what a time waster it really is. I kinda lost my interest for it now, and stayed logged on for like 5 minutes before signing off. That's a huge difference compared to the 1 hour I'll stay on it before. Who knows what I did in that 1 hour. It's really pointless.

#o5. Science a'calling. Really need to finish the book plus memorize vocab words. :\ After SAT, I'll still be as busy as ever, trying to finish off 11th grade to I can have a graduation ceremony. :D I'll also have college applications to send in, scholarships and grants to apply for, and maybe a part time job.

#o6. Just before I end, if you don't usually pray, I'm asking you to stop whatever you're doing now and pray for me. Because I could always use your prayers. Pray I'll do okay coming Saturday, and also that I'll find my 4th and last college to apply to. And that the whole college process and finishing high school busy schedule will go smoothly. Thankyous.