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Thursday, June 28, 2012

120428 Prize-Giving Day.

... I'm starting to slack off when it comes to blogging again *headdesk* I really need to get my blogging mojo back ;_;

Anyway, we had our typical prize-giving day. Also, it was practically the last time that I visited my secondary school. I just don't have that kind of habit - and time - to visit my old high school, it's nothing personal, really.

Arrived just before 8, registered, sat in my seat, shifted around to talk to friends, got ordered back to my seat by the teacher-in-charge, stoned while waiting for all the juniors to be done, then it was finally my turn to go up. Got my plaques and certificates for 10A+ and Best in Additional Mathematics. Since the ceremony was over and done with, we started snapping photos. Then suddenly, they announced the top scorer awards and my name was called. Ivy had a panic attack because I shoved my DSLR into her hands before running (more like tottering in ridiculous high heels) towards the stage, hahah. But luckily, she could handle the camera in time and managed to snap a photo of me ♥

And then we wanted to go out, but then coincidentally, Bersih 3.0 was being staged that day. So we couldn't go to the usual hangouts in the city, and that left 1Shamelin. Sadly, I couldn't go due to transport issues.

It was good seeing you guys again :') We need to plan another reunion (and not after like, 10 years okay)!

... I just realized I'm posting about this event 2 months later. Argh. Procrastination, please go away~

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

120406 Meet-up with Leo.

So, I first met Leo at the NSCFL camp back in 2009, after PMR. And three years later, we met up again when he came to KL for some debate competition. If you're reading this, Leo, it was nice to see you again! :D

Okay pictures.

Ivy and I met up with Leo (who was unrecognisable with his near-bald head, a side-effect of National Service *cough*) at Pavilion, then we had a last-minute change of plan (thanks to Kim -.-) and walked all the way to Times Square. Luckily it wasn't that far.

So, we met up with Kim and went for lunch at some Japanese restaurant, where Kim and Leo had a few bromance moments.

Food food food food

With lunch out of the way, we went to watch Street Dance 2, which was... meh. Typical storyline of guy falling for girl, something happens that separates them, then they get back together at the end of the movie. I actually felt bored during the movie ._.

When the movie finished, we went to camwhore take memorable pictures.

All in all, it was awesome.


Monday, June 11, 2012

120321 SPM Results & Mini-Reunion.

So... as you guys know, the 2011 SPM results were released on the 21st of March.

I still remember that I woke up on that day feeling like a mixture of emotions: scared and nervous for the obvious reasons, but also relieved that it was all going to be over in a matter of hours. Upon reaching school, I could practically smell the tense atmosphere and almost everyone had the nervous expression. All the juniors were sitting down in the Skylite and staring at us. Then, Priya and I saw the principal coming back from the Education Department with these two ominous-looking envelopes containing the results. Plus, it was super hard to read her expression :|

And the dreaded moment approached. The teacher-in-charge started talking about our school's history of SPM results, and then she mentioned that this year our school has improved with 40 straight A students and 2 straight A+ students. Ohmigosh, I think I was trembling at this point.

Then she announced the names of the straight A+ scorers.

And the most surreal thing happened.

My name was called.


And I just started crying tears of joy. I felt like I expected it, but at the same time I wasn't expecting it. Ah, the feeling is just... indescribable. You have to experience it yourself to know.

Yeah, you can see my terrible crying face here. But I honestly don't care because that moment was awesome.

So after all of us got our result slips, we made plans to go to Mid Valley for a small reunion. We had to be transported via two cars. Our restaurant of choice was Italiannies. Yum.

Obligatory food photos. Mushroom soup, bread and (I think) spaghetti bolognaise.

 Our bill and a feedback form that Xi Men cheekily filled in.

Then we went to Toys 'R' Us to accompany Kwai See who wanted to get a present for her baby sister. Call us childish, but we had loads of fun in there 8D

Fooling around :D

I think we ran out of ideas and were pretty bored, so we decided to go bowling. Note to self, don't wear skirts/dresses when bowling because it was super awkward and difficult to not flash anything inappropriate *cough*

We met Sherwin coincidentally! :D

Bowling shenanigans.

And just like that, that magical day ended. It was good to see all of my high school mates again :D
Pretty sure this reunion won't be our last, heh.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

120225 Orientation Ball.

Date: 25th February 2012
Venue: J.W. Marriott Hotel, KL.

This orientation ball was an exciting affair for all of us (especially us girls because you know... we had to find dresses and so on. Such a hassle. Let's not even broach the topic of makeup -_-). It felt exactly like prom, and I didn't go to my own high school prom (which coincidentally, was held at the same hotel), so excuse my jakun-ness :D

Yi May brought along her DSLR, so I kinda abducted it, hehe. And that explains why there are such high quality photos.

Random pre-ball stuff.

 Group shots.

We SBU-ians (Shal, Ivy, Priya, Niren, Rahul and I) sat at the same table with a couple of Niren's AUSMAT friends and Yi May. So we sort of knew each other and the atmosphere wasn't as awkward as we'd feared. Sort of.

Performances of the night.

I feel like MCKL has so many talented people who can play musical instruments/sing/dance. The winner of the night was this band who performed (if I'm not wrong) One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful and Shakira's Waka Waka using common household items like pails, glass bottles etc. So cool.

Soooo many photos with lovely people ♥

Towards the end of the ball, the dance floor was opened and we all got to dance. It was awkward in the beginning because all the slow songs were playing and there were only couples slow-dancing. Then the fast songs came on and everyone let their hair down. Like Shal exclaimed, "I never knew MCKL people were so crazy (in a good way, of course)!" Also, I've never seen Rahul and Niren party so hard, hahah.

Alright, abrupt end of post, as usual. I had a wonderful time, and yet another awesome memory to cherish :)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

College Updates.

I'm going to start off my blogging comeback with a post of random college stuff before I blog about those events with dozens of photos.

Disclaimer: Some (actually most -.-) of these photos do not belong to me.

cr: Ivy.

This was taken on the first day of college! We (Ivy, Priya, Shalini and I) stuck together throughout the two days of orientation. We ended up going to different classes though.

cr: Ivy.

This was taken at some jewellery exhibition thing which I went with Ivy and her sister, Diorene. It was right after college, so we had to change our clothes in the KL Convention Centre's toilets :o Anyway, it was fun to ogle the models :x

First class photo!

This was for Chinese New Year. The other cohorts wore red as well, and the college was populated with people in red :D

cr: Ivy.

During our photo shoot for schools. I remember we were super stressed out over what to wear because the dress code was smart casual :D

cr: Ivy.

Taken after we did community service for the first time at Rumah Hope. The travelling was crazy and we could only do an hour, so subsequently we switched to SPCA. Nevertheless, it was fun to play with the kids :D

Our (sort of failed) Headgear Day.

Less than half the class came with headgear :( But never mind, there's always a next time! :D

cr: Esther. My group, Hyper Helium! :D

Orientation camp! It was super fun and I had the best time of my life there. I had my very first experience sleeping in tents :D

Blue Day!

This was less of a failure than Headgear Day. Woots!
It was also Priya's birthday :D


First outing with college friends! We were celebrating Priya's birthday :D

Performed and participated in MCKL's Treasure Hunt. Dancing was fun :D The hunt itself was super tiring, because we had to go to several locations (MCKL,KL Sentral, Ampang Park, Times Square) within 4 hours and search for the answers to the clues.

cr: Ivy.

Second outing with the buddies.

cr: Ivy.

Yen Ling and I lost a bet with Ivy, so we had to wear double ponytails and Ivy's special polka dot headbands -.-

 cr: Priya.

Taken after our Chemistry Edexcel exam :D My first time sitting for an exam at night (8 to 9.30pm). I feel so bad-ass, haha.

cr: Sherwin.

Celebrated Priscilla's birthday during our one week break before the C2 exam :D

Phew. That was a lot of work. I might have left out a few things accidentally, but this is pretty much my 5 months of college summed into 1 post.


O hai thar.

*looks shiftily* *wipes dust off blog* Okay, I need some time to get used to the new Blogger interface. It looks so modern and minimalistic now.

I'm back in the blogging scene! *waits for applause* *silence*

The main reason why I'm blogging again is because... well, it's currently my June holidays and I'm pretty much bored out of my mind. So, I thought, why don't I just update my blog since I have quite a bit of free time. It's more productive than watching dramas and reading books the whole day.

The first thing I did when I signed into my Blogger account was to change my blog template. It looks simpler and cleaner now. My main reason to change the template was actually because I wanted to increase the post widths so that I could post huge photos. The previous template was a hassle when it came to photos because I had to re-size everything to about 500px in width. So, this template will be temporary (or permanent) until I find a better one.

Alright, brace yourselves, for I'm about to start posting backdated events as far back as February! *grim*