Monday, December 08, 2008

Meng Cheng's wedding

To be honest, this is seriously overdue and I totally blame the photographer and the bride's mum.... hahahaha... Okay, I think for a post like this, pictures speak louder than words so be prepared for a whopper of them...




Ken Lie and her husband were there, too! I think the last time I saw her would be our Grade 8 theory exam in MBS. Gosh! That was super long ago!


Of course, how can we not have a picture of my happy aunt!


Here are my oldest cousin and cousin brother-in-law, Pei Shen and 'Rabbit' Kor Kor...


My dad congratulating the newly-weds...



Some relatives who were present included mum's pretty Seremban cousin, Wan Mei and her daughter...




YYYAAAMMMMMMMMM SSSSEEEEEEEEENNNNGGGG!!!!



From the left, Hoi Ying, Hoi Ching and Li Bin are the children of two of mum's cousins. Also, they all studied at our Centre so they are not only my second cousins, they are also my students!


This is mum's cousin Chu Yuan and if you Google her name, you'd find out a few things about her...


And on the left is Lik Shan, Chu Yuan's younger brother. He was the only other relative (and the only one who spoke Hakka) in Sydney. The leng lui is Ting Ting, also my second cousin...


And now, for a family portrait:


How can we forget the traditional tea ceremony? Here's mum and I with the lucky girl before the ceremony proper:


Kau fu, yam cha...




Wahahaha... super yummy suckling!!!





To cap off the whole thing, they went to Putrajaya to snap a few panaromic shots. I tagged along because I wanted a shot with my cousin as well!


Wishing the new couple a blissful marriage! Gong Xi!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Time to move on


From loud wails and piercing screams, they have matured into confident individuals. They look out for each other and form their own little gangs. Some have extremely neat and beautiful handwriting, some are expressive in their painting. Some have good manners yet some would not open their mouths no matter how much you coax them.

As they take turns to put on the blue, red and trademark yellow, I glow with pride. How did we manage to do it? Year in, year out we face different groups. With these groups come different personalities and with these, different challenges.

Despite the complaints, we know that we will miss them. We definitely will. The good, the not so good and the in between. We will always remember all of you for you make it all worthwhile.

To the Class of 2008, taska & tadika kembangsari wish you all the best! We are so proud of you!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two decades and a half

It was a day filled with surprises. Actually, it all started even from the day before. It was nothing extravagant like what Jenny had (I think she had a total of 4 cakes or something like that) but I was touched nevertheless.

There were calls, both local and international. There were e-cards and e-wishes in my e-mail boxes and on Facebook. Oops, I think I missed something. One surprise arrived a week early actually. I received a card at work affixed with an Australian stamp. Squeel! Birthday card from my darlings in Sydney! A day after the card arrived, a parcel arrived. Opened it and lo and behold, a product [red] iPod nano with my name engraved! Woohoo! How can I not love you guys?

Okay, continuing from where I left off, there were SMSes from close friends and some I've not seen in ages (how the hell did you guys get my number?). I went to bed pretty late because of some calls that came in at midnight to remind me that I'm not a young girl anymore.

Then on the day, I was caught off-guard by a fellow staff member who gave me a big hug and a box of candles beautifully wrapped up in green and gold. Other staff followed suit with wishes and hugs.

But the best parts were these:

A personalised handmade card from all staff members. I was truly surprised and not to mention happy!

And also, the children coming up to me to hug and wish me happy birthday.

To everyone of you, thank you.


P/S: Happy birthday to Mummy and li'l bro!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New members of the family

Now, this post should have been right after my Kiwi posts but somehow, I didn't get round to it. I didn't have enough photos to showcase their cuteness!

There are two new additions to our Epping home. A boy and a girl. Introducing...


... Dandelion...


... and Hazel...

How do we differentiate them? Well, Dandelion's the female with long girly eyelashes and a smaller, more refined face. She also has a beautiful coat of silver-grey fur. Hazel is brownish and has a distinctive white spot on his forehead.

They are siblings and they do really look out for each other. It feels all warm and fuzzy everytime I see them help clean each other's fur. Sometimes, Hazel, being the older brother, helps Dande with scratching the back of her head. When it's cold, they huddle together and curl up into a ball of fur. Haha...

Dande is the one with the bigger appetite. She'll just eat whatever you give to her. She is also the one who loves running around more than Hazel. Oh, and if you try to pick her up, be warned - she'll try her hardest to get out of your grip as quickly as possible. For you, it would be painful with her long and sharp nails. Hazel is tamer in that sense.

And, for some reason, they both love my room! They go under my bed and when I'm not looking, into my wardrobe! Below are some pics of their adventures around the house:




When Justin, Xin Wen, Jona and Chris came to visit, the two of them were so curious. They went right up to Chris to smell his jeans!



Of course, with them looking so cute and photogenic, who wouldn't want to have pictures taken with them?



Saturday, November 08, 2008

Because of you...


... there was laughter everytime you were around...


... I'd have a free drink when I am in the city...


... there was someone to talk 'Desa' stuff with...


.. I have someone to mamak with when I go back to Temerloh...


... I listened to more Hokkien...


... I could continue dancing, performing and networking...


... there was a Stingray connection in Sydney...


... I had someone to walk everywhere and eat stuff with...


... life in DLC wasn't so boring...

... and for all of you whom I did not post photos of, I will definitely meet up with you guys when you come back to KL.

Sydney was great because of you! Muaks!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

My Kiwi Experience!: Lake Tekapo

Finally, the last leg of our journey. The actual time we spent at Tekapo was short as basically, there was just one thing to see - the lake. Oh, and ok, if you count the church, two things. This church has got to be one of the most photographed churches in the world...



The mountains.. the lake.. I wouldn't blame you if you thought it was the sea instead. Unfortunately for us, it was very cold and super windy the day we were there. The wind was strong enough to prevent me from opening the car door! Gah!




The trip ended on a very interesting note. While we could have reached Christchurch in three hours, we took double the time instead due to some navigational mistakes. Haha, we were headed the wrong direction! Gosh, I've never driven such a long distance for such a long time in my entire life! Amazing how I still managed to stay awake after that.

A very big thank you to Pet! I really enjoyed myself heaps during this trip. I loved the scenery and of course, your company.

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