Thursday, March 29, 2007

Who's To Say...

"Who's To Say" by Vanessa Carlton

Stand up straight
Do your trick
Turn on the stars
Jupiter shines so bright
When you're around they tell us slow down,
We're too young you need to grow
The speed's the key
And they don't know who we are

And who's to say that we're not good enough?
And who's to say that this is not our love?

Mother don't tell me friends are the ones that I lose
'Cause they'd bleed before you
And sometimes family are the ones you'd choose
It's too late now
I hold on to this life I found

And who's to say we won't burn it out?
And who's to say we won't sink in doubt?
Who's to say that we won't fade to gray?
Who are they anyway? Anyway they don't know

And you say we're too young, but maybe you're too old to remember
And I try to pretend but I just feel it when we're together
And if you don't believe me, you never really knew us
You never really knew

You and I, packin' up my room, we feel alright
But we're not welcome, soon
We'll be drivin', 'cause they don't know who we are
Who's to say we won't stay together?
Who's to say we aren't getting stronger?
Who's to say I can't live without you?
Who are they anyway? Anyway they don't know

And you say we're too young, but maybe you're too old to remember
And I try to pretend, but I just feel it when we're together
Who is to say?
And who is to say?
And who are they anyway?

Stand up boy, I shine so bright when you're around

Monday, March 26, 2007

National Night pictures


Waiters for the day! Akshat, Dinaksha, Li Wen, Peter, Nish and Marissa


Table setting...


Me and Adrian, the lights man!


Me and Frances, both waiting for National Night...

Me and Vong, the 'scary story' guy


Geisha dance


Aaron's guitar performance


Tokyo Drift Dance - Adi, Edwin, Pat and Darren


Para Para Sakura dance by Nish, Dinaksha, Peter and Masa


Performing Sweet Child O' Mine (Japanese version)
That's Wiggy in the red shirt... Yes, he's playing it behind his back. Yes, music was produced. Yes, it sounded good.

Updates updates!

Ehem... Yours truly has been unable to reply any e-mails or see anyone online or update anything (facebook, blog, etc) due to her 'blurring out' and managing to finish her internet quota of 200 MBs on Thursday, meaning I had to go on for 3 days without the internet... yes, it is a miracle I was able to pull through it, with the help of my friends. And their internet quota which I borrowed, of course... Using Sien Wei's now, coz he never finishes it, how does he do that??!!

It's been a busy weekend for me, what with National Night on Saturday and the after party to celebrate its success, or to lift everyone's spirits if it didn't... Either way, there HAD to be a party! Where else will I be able to find such cheap alcohol? Just kidding Mom... Friday night was one of the most interesting nights ever in IH without wanting to be interesting, and it wasn't exactly interesting in a good way.... Rehearsals were going on for National Night the next day, and it was the first time I got to see Vong's "scary story" which was pretty freaky for me... I mean, the art was good, but the story was creepy, in the Ring kind of sense... Naomi (my grandma!) voiced the "vengeful spirit" and let's just say you don't want to hear her scream... After rehearsal Wiggy and the rest are just playing around with their guitars, and suddenly...

BLACKOUT.

Can you believe my luck? It got worse...coz Naomi started screaming in front of me... Basically I just started screaming and people rushed forward to help me... Funny how it's after coming here that I'm so easily freaked out by such stuff, maybe coz for once in my life I'm sleeping in a room by myself, and I know if I get scared I can't just roll over and hug my mom or see Lyn and Dee sleeping peacefully next to me... But so far no nightmares so I'm good for the time being... ANYWAY....

By this time I am freaking out remembering the scary story which i JUST heard, so Ian decides this would be a good time to go visit the night market in Melb Uni... We step out and...

It's dark everywhere.

Turns out it wasn't only us that was hit with a blackout... Seriously, majorly creepy... Whitley's college next to us was fine though, damn them!!

Back to IH then... By this time I have my hands over my ears and my head on my knees while I sit on a chair, so EVERYONE thinks I'm not feeling well and keeps asking me if I'm okay, but I don't hear them due to my ears being covered, so they think I'm not okay at all..... it goes on till Sien Wei brings his laptop down for me to watch Ouran High to keep my mind off things...

Electricity didn't come back till 4 am so Ian, KK, and me camped in the JCR for the night, but before going to bed there were so many things going on, like us singing along to Heng Lin playing on the piano, then chatting with Vong and Pam outside the JCR (then KK goes and asks "What if a hatchet just comes flying out of the tree in front of us?" WTH?!) and watching The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya on Ian's laptop with Luke, Sien Wei, Vong and a few others...

Okay, now this post is way too long, so National Night will be continued next time! Sorry for the abrupt ending, but it's 1.30 am now and I've classes tomorrow *sobs* Mom's probably starting to get mad now....... Going to sleep now! Sweet dreams everyone!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My Life So Far

http://monashedu.facebook.com/profile.php?id=852850460

My Facebook profile *grins* Yeah, I have one now...

Please please please don't tag nonsense on it, my auntie checks it too *bites nails nervously*

Nothing much to update about, hence the almost a week hiatus (you're one to say Luke, you didn't update since the 18th!)

Classes are dreadfully boring bearable for now, except I just can't stay up for coz
a) topic is too boring
b) lecturer is too boring
c) I didn't have enough sleep
d) I had a heavy lunch (which I usually do, Ian and KK are laughing at me having a tummy now *pouts*)

I try to stay awake Mom! Honestly!!! And I still catch up anyway...

Staying in IH for Easter, wanted to go over to NZ to see my beloved Fangi but air tickets are a big pain in the butt, so expensive!! Maybe make her come over for winter, or I'll go to Sydney, hehe... Might be going to Great Ocean Road for 2 days and 1 night, not too sure yet... One thing's sure, I'll be rushing to finish my assignments during Easter, all due late April, arggghhh!!!

Who said uni life was easy never took Pharmacy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

There's Something About Me That You've Gotta Know

I guess when you get double-tagged to do something it means you really can't put it off any longer, so to everyone, especially Tasha and Luke, here's my:

6 Weird Things About Xin
(whether you want to know or not)

Rules: The players of this game need to give 6 weird things about themselves. People who are tagged needs to blog about this game by giving 6 weird things about themselves as well. In addition, they have to state the rules clearly. After completing the tag, you need to compile a list of 6 people to be tagged, then leave a comment on their blog to tell them they have been tagged.

1. I don't eat vegetables that don't look like vegetables, aka the leafy green ones... Vegetables I like are okra, cucumber, eggplant, peas, capsicum, long beans, French beans, and spinach if fried with sambal.. I do not take carrots, cauliflower, brocolli and bittergourd although they don't look like vegetables. And I go just fine, fyi.

2. I fall asleep extremely easily. It runs in the family, seriously! Car trip for more than half an hour? Sure! Sitting on my bed studying? Absolutely! Plus I sleep really soundly, not the just-cough-and-I'll-wake-up-and-stare-at-you-murderously kind, which can be good or bad. I find it hard sleeping with the light or unfamiliar music on though.

3. Except for my group of BFFs I actually find it more comfortable hanging out with guys. Even if they act like babies and tease me for not acting like a girl. Yes, this has caused quite a few problems... BUT I still like to dress up occasionally, usually can't be bothered... I blame for my occasional boy-ish ways on my mom who didn't wanna give me another sister to play with, so I was stuck playing with my brothers...

4. I am a fetal sleeper, and like what they say, I'm strong on the outside but pretty fragile on the inside. And as much as I would like to say my mind controls my heart, it's definitely the other way around, and the only thing my mind can do is help put a cover over my heart so I don't show what I really really really feel. Not to say I'm fake in front of people then, I just hide the parts people shouldn't see. Or so I think.

5. Due to my sleeping position, I am a melancholic. I would say I'm an emo but I do not hurt myself (on purpose). I have a playlist on my iTunes titled Sad Songs which I listen to most of the time, and whenever I'm free I like to be emo-ing or pondering stuff. And I'm a romantic, but if anyone does anything romantic I pretend I'm not absolutely thrilled coz I have no idea how to act and I'm afraid I'll throw my heart out in the open to be trodden upon (see No. 4) Plus if I melt, I have no idea how people are gonna clean me up.

6. I'm not someone who cries a lot, even though I'm an emo-person, I find it hard to cry actually (ask the Convent class of 2005, I was 2nd last to cry and only for 5 mintues on our last day). Sad movies affect me a lot, but I do not cry watching them, so far I've only cried watching A.I., Dancer in The Dark and Moulin Rouge (how can they let Nicole Kidman die?!) and only when I read A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks. Exceptions to the rules are when I'm pressured by my parents (which they do extremely rarely) and when it concerns my BFFs...

That's all there is then, although I do have a lot more weird things about me, but you don't need to know them. Actually you didn't need to know these, but hey, you learn something new everyday right? Well, learn 6 today!

Not gonna tag anyone, almost everyone I know has been tagged, and the rest most probably won't do it anyway, and I can't think of 5 who don't fall in that category... So if anyone is interested in doing this, just say I tagged you or something...

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Self Help

Just finished my self help in the kitchen today, started at 7 am *yawnnnnnnnnnnnn* but it wasn't too bad, since i was more of serving and refilling the food and not in the 'Suds Brigade' like Brennan, although i did have to wipe the counters down at the end of breakfast... 3 hours = 42 bucks!! Dad says he'll give me the money since i earned it, but they're knocking it off my fees so i won't receive it anytime soon : (

Had to borrow a black shirt from Hui Hui, mandatory for self help, as well as black slacks and black shoes, both of which i do not have but they weren't so strict about that, we are hidden from the waist down by the counter anyway... Was quite fun serving everyone today, especially recommending them the apple pancakes part (they were reaaalllllyyy good) coz most of them were quite wary of it after last week's blueberry pancakes... Ian didn't want any, but after some coaxing on my part took one, and came back for seconds! I'm goooooddd, hehe!




Hehe, have been eating so much nowadays, believe it or not! 3 proper meals a day, with second portions for lunch usually, AND supper, courtesy of Ian and KK!! I'm sure everyone back in Malaysia is extremely happy to hear this, especially Mom and Ven (why he complains about having a thin girlfriend i'll never understand)



FOOOOOD!

God I sound like a glutton.....

P.S. In an extremely idiotic move, yours truly accidentally deleted all her anime *wails* but Ian helped me retrieve them. Sort of. *smiles*

Sunday, March 04, 2007

All I Want....


Safe In A Crazy World
by Corrine May

I try to smile my tears away,
I try to keep my cool.
Oh but one more door gets in my way
I feel like such a fool
Trampled and bitter,
My heart just wants to bleed and stop believing in me.

It feels like nothing is for certain
and that nothing comes for free
When they're lowering the curtain to the theater of my dreams
I stumble and I crumble and I'm sinking to my knees for you
You cradle me

You keep me flying
You keep me smiling
You keep me safe in a crazy world
You understand me
Embrace my fragility
You keep me safe in a crazy world
And in your arms I find the strength to believe in me again

Noise keeps chasing me
No matter where I go
Oh and life likes pretending that it's on a TV show
When it's hard to tell what's real
From what the world just wants to preach
You are the voice I seek

You keep me flying
You keep me smiling
You keep me safe in a crazy world
You understand me
Embrace my fragility
You keep me safe in a crazy world
And in your arms I find the strength to believe in me again

'cause when I'm wrapped up in your arms
Nothing else can touch me
What a wonderful way to recharge
I feel like I can breathe again

You keep me flying
You keep me smiling
You keep me safe in a crazy world
You understand me
Embrace my fragility
You keep me safe in a crazy world
And in your arms I find the strength to believe in me again

Dinner at Williamstown

Me, Edmund, Ashley at Williamstown

Where we had dinner, cute little place called Pelican's Landing


Entree: Mussels! This is about half of what they gave us, was eating halfway before i decided to whip out my camera and take this picture...


The other entree we had: calamari... Didn't take any pictures of main course, was too hungry!!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Commencement Dinner


The table setting for the night...



Me and my Otou-san (father) Ian



Victoria, KK and Me in our formal robes, mandatory for high table dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays... Weird, but it's fun in a way, get to dress up!!



Hannah and Me



Everyone at our table for the night. We were all assigned a seat, can't choose... 2 future doctors at our table!

Before and After Commencement Dinner


Me, Jac Kee, and Yun Xin


Joanna, Victoria, Krista, Boom and me... Note that Boom is not actually his name, but just what everyone calls him coz his name is too hard to pronounce... He's Thai btw


KK's supposed to act like a pimp but hmmmmm......


Me and James


Ming Yuan, Mark, Lu Xian, James, Ian, and Han in the centre

Friday, March 02, 2007

I Am - Hilary Duff

I'm an angel, I'm a devil
I am sometimes in between
I'm as bad it can get
And good as it can be
Sometimes I'm a million colors
Sometimes I'm black and white
I am all extremes
Try figure me out you never can
There's so many things I am

I am special
I am beautiful
I am wonderful
And powerful
Unstoppable
Sometimes I'm miserable
Sometimes I'm pitiful
But that's so typical of all the things I am

I'm someone filled with self-belief
And haunted by self-doubt
I've got all the answers
I've got nothing figured out
I like to be by myself
I hate to be alone
I'm up and I am down
But that's part of the thrill
Part of the plan
Part of all of the things I am

I am special
I am beautiful
I am wonderful
And powerful
Unstoppable
Sometimes I'm miserable
Sometimes I'm pitiful
But that's so typical of all the things I am

I'm a million contradictions
Sometimes I make no sense
Sometimes I'm perfect
Sometimes I'm a mess
Sometimes I'm not sure who I am

I am special
I am beautiful
I am wonderful
And powerful
Unstoppable
Sometimes I'm miserable
Sometimes I'm pitiful
But that's so typical of all the things I am


Magical Mystery tour

Waiting for Magical Mystery tour... The O-weekers lied!! All we did was run from IH to the city, making a few stops to cheer. And jeer.
Crowding Hungry Jack's (Burger King) yelling "We want chips!" Wasn't so bad as standing outside McD yelling "The burgers are better at Hungry Jack's" which we did do...

Doing the Hokey Pokey in shopping mall... Guy in the middle's Pat
Fraser. Mascot for the day since it was a big excursion

Rod Laver arena - Eat your heart out Nicky Boi!


My O week leader Rahul and the pictures of 2006 Australian Open champion


Sitting in the interview room where past champions have attended press conferences!


Me and Alex


Trophy cabinet... Unfortunately the next time they'll be taken out will be in October for cleaning, book your trips then!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Moonlight Cinema - Happy Feet


Back row: Hannah, Whitney, Natalie, Gary
Front: Me (ignore weird facial expression, lol!) KK, Ming Yuan, Lu Xian, Han



Me and Fraser


Being in a crowd of more than 100 people makes you do really silly stuff, one of it being holding this sign up in front of drivers and asking others to say "HONK!"





Officers? patrolling the area, helped us to chase away the scary pigeons too....

Magical Mystery Tour

Waiting for Magical Mystery tour... The O-weekers lied!! All we did was run from IH to the city, making a few stops to cheer. And jeer.
Crowding Hungry Jack's (Burger King) yelling "We want chips!" Wasn't so bad as standing outside McD yelling "The burgers are better at Hungry Jack's" which we did do...
Doing the Hokey Pokey in shopping mall... Guy in the middle's Pat
Fraser. Mascot for the day since it was a big excursion