Sunday, January 25, 2009



I'd probably be saying very little of these few lines because I'm not going home this New Year. Not 1st of January, but 26th February this year, Chinese New Year, the most significant celebration for a Chinese...and especially a Chinese like me who used to complain about how much troubles (i.e. spring cleaning, shopping in congested malls, lots and lots of preparations and chores) the festive celebration can bring and finally come to realize how much I longed for it. It's really very awkward for me to be in front of my laptop blogging at this time if I were already back in hometown. I'd be sleeping and snoring like a pig afer helping my mum cleaning up or baking cookies.

I want my Chinese New Year to be a bit merrier. I don't want to sit in front of my laptop playing stupid games or worse typing letters for others. I don't want to work or plan what I want to do after the one week holiday. I don't want to worry about my assignments and activities. I just want a nice Chinese New Year celebration...

Right now, I don't even care if I have to wash the floor, arrange the littles things at home, bake cookies and listen to dozens of Chinese New Year songs (I used to hate them and my ex-room mates know it well).

well, will not be able to pass my cny at home this year..haha, but we talk bout really a lot in the room,haha, this is wat we talk yesterday in my room with both of my roomates.

me: i think A doesn't like cny as much as we like.
A: (comes in n heard the radio which was playing CNY song) oh no, i dun like cny
B: u know Cny is really fun.
A: is just that we need to work a lot before that, just for that few days, really dun like it
me: but that is the fun part
A: well, still dun really like it
thn me n B starts talkng bout the cny
well, it never have pass my head that there is someone who actually dun really like cny....hmm..... never think of it

(extracted from Huey Ye's blog without permission but I hope she won't mind)

Obviously, I'm miss "A".

A few days ago, I keep on asking my current room mate, Bibiana to play CNY songs. I bought myself a red shirt so that I can wear it on the first day of CNY (I wore turqoise and black last year on the first day)

Look at those two sweet girls next to me...they're in red. Yes, don't take me as a colourblind for not choosing to wear red on the first day of CNY.

Isn't it ironic? Start to miss something which I did not appreciate in the past. I think it's a lesson for me. I just don't want to be the Crinch ---Grinch's sister who attempted to steal CNY instead of Christmas. Now, I'm thinking of how much fun I' would have had if I'm at home. I miss the atmosphere and my friends there. I miss all the little little things from the junkfood, decorations, gambling...Oops~ and all the house visiting activities...OH WAIT!!!! ANG PAU!!!! How can I forget THAT??? Tonight I'll be dreaming of thousands of angpaus, falling from the sky on me...ah~

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I'm so so sorry this is such a late post. I havn't been blogging since the past few weeks although many things happened. Partly due to the speed of wifi...which is really slow here (problems with nearby ports) and also my laptop which is most of the time hidden (so that it won't get stolen in case someone breaks in).

Many things happened. I toured part of the city centre with Huey Ye, Siew Li and Saki (a japanese friend), went to a meditation camp, underwent the campus election...

and I just found a picture of the incident. Well, I don't really like to write bout politics and some more there are reports everywhere. Read it, but don't have to believe everythings. So, here's a link to one of the blogs which has the picture of the very famous incident. "Animal head at a holy place"

I hope the title is not too explicit otherwise my blog will be flooded with readers who are overexcited with the topic. Reports are reports, they may not sound very judgmental BUT, people will always judge them with their own values. I can't be that neutral as well. Well, I really don't know who did that, but that person or group of people is/are too much that I can call he/her/them terrorist(s) or extremist(s). There are just too many possibilities like who did it and why? Probably related to the campus' politics or politics in general; probably done by the pro or the anti party; probably done by people who can access the holy place or those intruded the place and accidentally dropped something which they shouldn't have; also we don't know how the person/people look(s) like: big eyes? small eyes? big nose? small nose? Thick lips? Thins lips? tall? short? fat? thin? dark? fair?......

Whoever it is, I TOTALLY disagree with it as it's really a humiliation to the religion. What's the different between that person (assuming there's only one person involved) and a terrorist? He's/she's rampaging others' peace of mind and especially when it invloves a place of holy where people pray. No one would like to be a victim of such an incident. Not only that, it's a disgrace to the people of his/her kind because his/her behaviour simply portray how crude and hostile that person is. I don't know about others but I definitely will not want to be anyhow be related to such a person. Who knows what I'll get if I said or did something wrong to him/her and then find gross stuff in my room. I think this is just too dramatic, it's really a very creative way to insult people (the only credit I can think of) but still, hard to digest.