Thursday, November 20, 2014

Don't know what to write.

Another typical lazy day and I was browsing through other people's blog, found out that most of them either stopped writing or only update once in a few months, I guess that they are very busy then. I checked my blog posts, only 13 posts this year, what a pathetic number. Well that's because there's pretty much nothing worth writing happened in my life.

It's November now, it's almost towards the end of the year, I just hope that the last month of the year will be a fulfilling one, especially this coming christmas season. Night lights and decorations, christmas trees, christmas songs and movies, and most importantly the FOOD... Oh can't wait for christmas! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baking and selling


Last Saturday, I was requested by a friend, Li Lyn to help her sell cupcakes at an event called AWE (Asian Women Empowerment), the event was held at Wisma Bandaraya, it was my first time there. The event was attended by women from all over asia like Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia etc...

Breath taking view from 13th floor. 

This is Shelby, my partner for the whole day. 
Li Lyn was not around as she has to bake some more cakes at her studio for her next order.
As you can see, we sell, cupcakes, carrot cakes, brownies and cookies of 3 different flavours.

If you look carefully, there's a stall next to us which sell batik clothes. 
They came all the way from Indonesia.

Oh did I mention, it took us one whole week to bake all those deserts that I mention just now, including baking, decorating and packing. It was quite tiring though. Oh, and we got good feedback from all those who tried our cakes.

All in all it was quite an experience to work with 2 of them and to sell things to international women.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

补习,补对了吗?

现在的家长观念是 - 别让孩子在家呆着,送去补习,补习,会让他进步。

其实不一定,孩子的成绩是否有进步最终要看补习中心,而且还需要看孩子自己本身。

有些补习中心一点都不专一,老板为了赚钱,拼命收多多学生,他们不管补习老师会不会教那一个科目,不管补习老师能否顾及全部学生。

有些较小的学生,他们去补习就是等于去做功课。因为顾及不到全部学生,有些就在旁边玩,直到要回家的前半个小时时候,老板才叫补习老师赶紧帮他做功课。难道这就是现在所谓的补习吗?



补习中心聘请没有经验的补习老师,又没有给予训练,这样让补习老师教书的时候措手不及,我必须懂得从一年级到初三的科目,对我而言真的不简单,还形成了一种压力。

所以,身为一个旁观者的我,奉劝家长们,要送孩子去补习,就要送去由专业老师教的补习中心,不要送去那些家庭补习的,相信我,你只是在浪费钱。

对于那些专注力非常差的小朋友,家长需要扮演一个老师的角色去教导他们,培养他们做功课。一个老师对这一个学生总比一个老师对这10个学生好。再次强调,在补习中心,老师不能一个一个看着教,因此家长需要配合有耐心地教孩子做功课,这样孩子才能进步。


Friday, August 29, 2014

Your daughter's prayer.

O Almighty Lord, Once again You've shown your daughter here hope.
Is this the answer she had been waiting for?

O Father in heaven, your daughter here is completely clueless about her future.
Everyday she is afraid of the unknown,
her mind is filled with millions of questions, and yet she still couldn't find one.

O Father, she is weak, she needs you so much that she cries everyday, this isn't what she wanted.
She wanted to be strong, just like You.
She wanted to get through all of these trials and tribulations, not on her own, but with You.

O God, please guide and lead her to her destiny.
Please reveal an answer, anything, a simple clue would help.
She promise to put faith into action, but God you gotta lead her.

O Lord, you see her cry, you see her hunger for you to help her.
Please help her. She couldn't wait any longer, she is so impatient for she had already waited for a very long time. Please grant her patience and peace in her mind. Let her have joy and happiness while waiting for Your answer.

O Father, you daughter is in desperate times. She pray that you show her purpose in her life so that she won't feel so empty in her mind anymore, which is utterly distressing every time she thought of it.

With a sincere heart, your daughter here, she pray all these in Jesus most precious name.
Amen.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tired

3 months ago, I doubted God, I was mad at him for not helping me when I needed him the most.
and then Baam, he gave me things beyond my imagination.

I was on the crossroad again, I never felt so helpless and hopeless, it was terrifying to know that nothing you can do to help yourself.

And so I came back to him, I realize that I couldn't live without him. I depend on him even the slightest things like finding a parking, thanking a meal.

3 months, I suffered, and I don't know how long this condition will persist, it is drying me out both mentally and emotionally.

I felt like I had to do something, and I did. It was a huge failure.
The failure added another layer of worrying thoughts to a pile already accumulated in my mind.

I hate this kind of feeling, it is drowning me day by day.
Everyday I'm suffocating, no one understands but God.

God please take me far far away from all of these miseries. I don't want to live like this anymore.
The negative side is winning me over.

I need you O Lord, I know you will never forsake me. Help me to get rid of all these unwanted feelings.

Set me free O Lord, set me free from all these burden, you lift me up and plant wings on my back so that I can fly, help me soar like an eagle and fly to a destined goal.

I'm still waiting for the day you answer my prayer Lord, please grant me patience to wait.
Amen.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Toilet Fees

In west Malaysia, there's toll fees, in Sabah, there's toilet fees. (Not sure about Sarawak)

This is one of the most ridiculous fees that I'm paying, every sabahan paying.
In Sabah, most public toilets and shopping malls (except for City Mall so far) has toilet fees, RM0.30 on average. 

It's kinda troublesome every time you have to take out your wallet, search for coins to pay them and you don't even know where the money goes? and by that I meant the toilet workers may slip it into their own pocket instead of giving the full amount to their company.


I don't mind paying for a clean hygienic toilet, but some of these public toilets' cleanliness is so below par. Wet and dirty walls, leaking waters, not functioning flush, broken doors, stinky odours, moldy floors and corners, how dare they collect from us. Even worst, some toilets look like they have never been washed for years!!! Unlike toilets that I've visited in KL, they are mostly clean, dry and high class too, and visitors don't need to pay a single cent!


One more thing about public toilet, dark, unhygienic footprints are found on the bidet toilet seat! EEEEEEEEWWWWW!

What the heck is wrong with these women!!! 
(I wonder if this happens in the men's loo too.)

Every toilet has both bidet and squat toilet! For heaven's sake, choose the Squat toilet if you want to squat!!! Don't squat on bidet toilet!!! I seriously can't stand these women, we're of the same species, please be considerate towards each other.

Filthy toilet and their fees, one of the things that I hate the most.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Another Running Man fan.

I remember my brother watching Running Man every friday night, when I first watched it(Big Bang episode), I find it quite interesting, they chased each other, and somehow the show brought me back to my childhood memories of playing "bubut-bubut", a sabahan language of saying chasing. And this ripping off name tags thing, something about it fascinates me, it's so new, so fresh, and never seen before in any other variety show. 

As I watched a few more episodes, I started to understand their relationship with each other and I grew fond of the show! Ever since then, I became a huge fan!


I personally LOVE this picture of them, it's also one of my favorite episode(98).

However, the show's ratings is declining recently, and I don't like where is this going. Especially this year, their ratings (according to wikipedia) so far had never reach 20%, the highest is 17.4%, the episode which they had the games given by a hong kong fan girl.

I thought that the Australia trip or the Indonesia trip would boost their ratings, but it turned out to be so-so. And this year, their ratings drop until below 10%, which is quite disappointing, it is the mafia episode. This has never happened to previous years before(except for 2010 and 2011).

There are a few things that I don't like about Running Man and i think which also cause the ratings to decline.

1. Repeating games.
I guess that after 4 years of broadcasting, the producers ran out of idea.
For example like episode 196, they time travel back to the previous episodes.
.
Not a brilliant idea.


And both of these, they appeared too often. Seriously!

2. Too much of talking scene.

This is one of the worst episode, prosecutor and suspect, they talked too much.

Same goes to the mafia episode.


and I hate Yoo Jae Suk. He talked way too much.

I feel like wanna slap him in the face and tell him to shut up in this episode (195).
Producers, please, no more MC Jae Suk in the future episode, I just don't like him being the main character.

Other reasons also include too many unnecessary scenes, like when they are in the car, overly repeated footage to create suspense, sometimes it can reach up to 5 repeating scenes from different camera angle. Skipping scenes is also a problem, it feels like we're missing something. I don't like that, if you know that they are too many games, cut it short. Don't make us audience curious as hell when we watch the skipped footage you show for seconds. Oh, and repeating guest within a short period of time is also not encouraged.  

Okay, enough criticism, let's go for some of my favorite episodes.

As long as there are Monday Couple scenes, that's gonna be my favorite episode. =)


Episode 163


Episode 137

Don't you just adore them being together? *melting*

Next is the Zombie episode. Episode 98. In this episode, the monday couple won =)



Episode 155 This episode is loosely based on Jay Chow's movie, Secret. Dark secrets unfold in this episode.



Episode 181 The secret couple Romeo and Juliet!



Episode 188 Running Man in Australia, loving the kangaroo costume, especially the little pouch with little kangaroo in it! It make them look so cute.



Okay, this is going on without an end, I'm gonna stop here so that my post won't be too lengthy.
Can't wait for next week episode Ji Hyo as princess Snow White!
Hopefully, the producers will come up with better games in the future.

Sincerely,
a loyal fan from Malaysia.