Saturday, February 27, 2010

College Ministry

Something new, our first gathering for the College Ministry. I had a long day in PJ going through Leadership Training, it was fun in the beginning but was kind of draggy after lunch. My metabolisms rate tends to go really down after any meal which makes me feels very slumberous. Laughed out loud a lot, makes my throat in an uncomfortable state. This is horrible, I'm reading scripture tomorrow in the main service and I'm still considering on my scripture.

I need to start working out. Hahaha, fine, it is not going to happen. It is all words not work, pandai cakap saja! By the way, I was watching Girl's generation music video out of youtube just for fun and I can't stop laughing. Seriously, the only way I can describe them are that I feel cold and my hair stands while watching their music videos. Yes, I agree to the fact that they are cute and girly but gosh, too much! I mean come on, practically the whole video shows cute and there are so many of them in a group which doubles the 'geli' factor because all of them have to act cute for the video. Scary...

Going back to the College Ministry, as said tonight was our first meeting or 'melting pot' which is what we call them at Uncle Bryan's. Really nice big house and garden, food was obviously good. I love their pasta, potato salad, bacon wrap pineapple, I didn't tried the chicken but I'm sure it was tender and mouth watering. We had alot of fun with the ice breaker and worship, hopefully it will keep up and more activities will be up soon. This ministry happens every fortnightly on Saturdays' night. So far what's next is the BBQ @ Uncle Derrick's place.

My calender is filling up and I hope I have the energy to attend to all of them. I am having loads of fun and I will try my best to keep things fun even when my semester starts.

Leadership Training.


Got lost looking for Grace PJ, this is what I learned today.

I would like to stay in Sunway Court, any good offers? Preferably share apartment with Taylor's student and I want my own room. Argh, gosh, I always feel like my friends have all the money in the world while here I am struggling with my finances. I seriously need a career with lucrative income! RM 100 can easily gone in a blink of an eye, I hate that everything needs money.

There is a cost to be a missionary but am I willing to pay the price?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Today....


Cliantro Fine Dining.
Will talk later.


Blur.. but i like it!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Taylor's University College Hospitality Fine Dining experience.

Hey all,

I just want to share my experience on Fine Dining in Taylor's New Lakeside Campus. I was really blessed to be invited for lunch by a friend of mine and as well as dinner by Taylor's Symphony Band. Of course, I dine in both on two different days. Ever since last year, I was so looking forward to dine in the Lakeside Campus Restaurants. I had so much fun dining in the PJ Campus what more with a new beautiful environment!

Previously in PJ Campus, there were three restaurants prepared for the Hospitality students but I will have to honestly say that the so called 'three' restaurants were pretty small and not very well structured as they weren't exactly separated. This time in the Lakeside Campus, each of the four restaurants has their own nicely decorated space, culinary suites and pastry kitchen. The best part is even though they are separated, they are only connected by a pathway between the kitchen and the dinning area. I love this concept so much!

As said in prior, Taylor's now have FOUR Fine Dining restaurants. Truffles, Tarragon, Thyme and Tangerine. Each restaurant is decorated with exquisite concept according to their personal theme. My personal favorite has to be Tangerine because it comes with a deck with the lake view! Seriously, at this point, I am dying to dine on the deck. I am hoping somehow, I will get an invitation to dine there. I envied those sitting there eating and enjoying the view. I should probably take pictures of each restaurant entrance and post it up on blog. Sorry, I didn't get the chance to do that, maybe next time.

Both of my Fine Dining experiences for 2010 (so far) were in Truffles. I have pictures of the interior.
This was during my Lunch dining.

While this was during my Dinner dining.

Many times the tables will be nicely decorated and all the cutlery and glasses will be place with precision according to the menu served.

I'm not sure if it is the same with the other restaurants but one unique design of Truffles is that instead of an opaque wall between the dining area and the culinary suite, a glass wall is replaced so that the customers could watch Taylor's future chefs (students) in Action! Imagine if you are on a date, just the two of you and somehow the awkward silent moment occurs because probably you have nothing to talk about but you can't ditch your date just because you have to be a nice person. This will be the best time for both of you to turn your precious head towards the glass wall and entertain yourself before the food arrives or it might turn out to be the best conversation you had just by talking about what's going on in the kitchen. To be clear, I am not talking through experience, it is purely an idea.

Yes, it is true that every section of the restaurant is handled by Taylor's very own Hospitality or Culinary students. Of course, to the best in the industry, students are trained to dress to perfection as the profession requires.

Tadaa...
One good example of a High Class Professional Server, Just like the ones you can find in 5 stars hotel!

It is not good enough to just look professional, they are also taught to be professional! There are certain rules and regulations that the students ought to follow.

This is how you should present wine to your customer. They will inform you the wine name and year too!

Now comes to food, hehehe, yummm...
It will always be a 3 course meal which includes starter, main course and dessert. Not to forget, I love this part, at the end of your meal, you can either have coffee or tea! They have some really good coffee for those coffee lovers. The food is always presented well no doubt and most of the time it taste good.....

Starter with squid.

Starter in pie form.
One of the most delicious starter I have ever tasted! Heart it to the Max!

Main course Malay Cuisine.
The sauce is Fabulous!

Main course with Sea bass and side dish of potato and carrots.
Sea bass is a kind of fish, I just learned it.

Dessert called Tiramisu.

She is not for dessert but she is preparing our dessert, Flambe!
By the way, can you see the bottles of wine behind her? If you ever drop by Lakeside campus, please do check out their Wine Lab. Taylor's could shout Eureka for that!

Can you see the fire? Okay, it is an unsuccessful picture shot. In the process of cooking flambe, they will make the pan catch fire. I like!

Dessert called Pancake Flambe!

Sorry about the stain, it was drunk before picture was taken.

Whether it is western cuisine or Malay cuisine, it will always be memorable. Interested in dining in? Well, you are required to do booking.

That's all for now!
xoxo

Monday, February 22, 2010

Semester 2 Timetable is out

I finally changed my blog list and updated my blog page, some of them are so out of date, it took me sometime to clean that mess up but I'm satisfied.

I am treating myself badly recently. I am not eating healthily and I am definitely not getting enough exercise. My skin condition is horrible, I feel like a prune, so crinkled and dehydrated. My skin is so dry, must be due to my lack of self control of choosing carbonated drinks instead of water. Keep using CNY as an excuse. Water is so bland or blah~, experts encourage a slice of lemon or squirt lemon juice in it but it just doesn't do it for me. I need to detox anyway, tea will be the best fluid to replace my H2O.

Seriously, I am so gross. It just came to my mind that I can actually drink the same cup of water/tea that was left uncovered, overnight on my desk. Can you conceive the amount of dust or micro bacteria that might have landed on the surface of the liquid? As horrifying as it might sounds, it still doesn't stop me from gulping it down my throat. What can I say, I must be parched.

I have been popping Sticky sweets in my mouth non-stop ever since I bought it. Addictive especially if it is sour, probably next collection will be Sticky sweets bottle. Please produce more wildberry flavour!

Timetable is out! Can I not go for the Wednesday class but join the Tuesday class? Other than that, it is pretty much the same. I love how they always give us off on Fridays, thumbs up for that! It's time to go to work, I'm so sleepy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Some CNY




I bought my travel size dictionary that I wanted. I'm so excited about it. Haha. Lame right, so hyped about owning a new dictionary. Oh also, I took over my younger brother's Stabilo point 88 with 20 coloured pens, SWEET! Now I can use pink, purple and green for my notes. That is if I do notes for my next semester, probably not going to be hardworking anymore.

House is back to being empty. At least my younger brother is not going anywhere for the mean time. I broke my record of sleeping till 1.30pm two days ago, how awesome. Haha, I was chatting on msn with Michelle last night, hilarious! I can't wait to see her in person for more stories. IMY (i miss you)

Anybody wants to join me for Fine Dining @ Cilantro? Alvan's supervising this Thursday. Four course dinner with over nine main course to choose which varies from beef, turkey to seabass(fish). I will have to say the menu was impressive as the variety of food in the menu was just simply fabulous. Of course, it comes with a exclusive price of RM39.90 per pax.

Nga Ku Nga Ku, Bah Kua Bah Kua, Yumm Yumm. Guangzhou Nuts, ahhh....... Love them all when they fill my stomach. Great la, growing side ways. I want to have a healthy lifestyle, I will start....... when my snacks at home disappears.

By the way, Good Luck Andy Gomez for you audition, God Bless!

Somehow, I miss my classmates. Must be the Pre-sem-start feeling. I'm going to sleep!

xoxo.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Celcom Blackberry Storm 2

Is my dream finally coming true? To own an Original Blackberry that I have been raving to everyone for the past thousands of centuries? My chance of winning one probably is 0.0000000001% but I'm still going to just give it a go.

storm2

1. Why you want to own a BlackBerry® Storm™ 9520?
If you all realized I have been entering many various contest just to try my luck with some hope of winning a good mobile that will allow me to stay connected where ever I am. I have been dreaming of being able to go online 24/7, to check my emails whenever a new one comes in, to tweet my current thoughts, and to post online about the recent embarrassing moments of my life and etc. All my friend knows that if I'm rich all of the sudden, the first choice of mobile phone will definitely be a blackberry. LG is more of an affordable phone while Blackberry is the dream phone.

For some reason, I'm still holding on my old clamp shell mobile even though it totally bailed on me a million times. Enduring the disappointments that I have on that phone as this time, if I am getting a new mobile phone, it must be wi-fi enabled! So important! Preferably enhanced touch screen so that I don't have to worry about losing those buttoned key-pads. It is so annoying especially when the words on the key-pads fades off, not only it defeats part of the purpose of a key-pad but also it will look freaking ugly. Huge internal memory, I just found out that I ran out of memory space while I was trying to key in new contacts. If this continues, I will probably have to go back in time and start using a triple five book (555) for my contacts and use a pay phone to call. Of course, great foundation allows great tall buildings. A potential of 32GB of space! It will fit me perfectly as my mobile phone is my MP3 player as well, I am finally free from repeating the songs in my songs list when I'm on a long commute. Imagine, I can finally watch movies, youtube, surf the net, blog, twitter, facebook and all the things I want to do on the go. No more forgetting the things I want to blog about when I come home at the end of the day. From my pervious post, I stated that I upload most of my pictures on FB now. Pictures can be uploaded at a lighting speed as that's what you get to have a HSDPA up to 7.2mbps! Lagging is way out of your problem list, surf the net without the need to wait for sooooo long.

Yes, it's true! BlackBerry® Storm™ 9520 does all that! Why else will I want to own it?!

2. Why Celcom would be the best Storm-tastic place to get a BlackBerry® Storm™ 9520?
Erm... Why NOT?! I was never a Celcom user. It would be a great way to start my connections with Celcom. Besides, it's CNY, something new will be awesome. Then I can start comparing it with other phone services. It will be fun to be the first family member to use something out of the norm, I can try it out and if I love it, I will totally introduce them to my family members and friends. SO WHY NOT!

This is what happening...

School starting in a two weeks time, partially excited for it. I'm pretty much contradicting my thoughts in my previous blog post, I really don't know why but I'm assuming it's due to excessive watching of 'My school bag + organizational tips' on youtube videos. Not lying but some of their tips really works, folders are going to be my next new best friend for college. It's true that if you were to let me loose in an office department/ stationary/ bookstore, the one thing that I will surely have in hand is a new notebook. Confession, I'm a total freak notebook collector and I never use any of them. I tend to stock them up in my little cupboard and be satisfied until my next notebook comes in the picture. Other than notebooks, if I don't control myself, you will see me grabbing all kinds of pens, pencils, files and etc. Most of the time, I don't even think I need them. Except for Post-it, I just always have them never really buy them unless it's really super-duper cute. Otherwise, it will always be self-owning any post-it that are laying around my house.

Planning to get a pocket size dictionary because ONE: I am craving for it (Oddly surprising as craving doesn't work much on food for me but items seem to be the target) TWO: I find myself getting bored of my own words lately, it is highly mundane to go through life just by recycling those few words and to be satisfied with those pity number of words that you might already know. I am aware that recently I have been really attentive to new words, words that I never really heard before or come across. This happens really often when I'm watching movies on my laptop as they allows me to pause and resume, I have the tendency to open the dictionary if it is in my reachable zone. It doesn't really matter even if I understood that they are talking about, if it is a new word, most of the time there will be an urge for a search. Probably it could be one of the factor that I blog less these days because I just don't have new words to play with or share. Though, even if I do, I always can't remember them. What a waste of time, I can't seems to key it in my brain. Bad memory!

I was at my friend's mom wake service (funeral) just this late evening. Her mom was a really nice person, I still remember those times when we are still teenagers without a driving license and a car, I will carpool with my friend to tuition where her mom will send us and my mom will fetch us back. After SPM, the usual thing happens, we go into our separate ways. There were plans to meet up and all but it just never happened for some reason. It was really shocking when I was informed about her mom being in the hospital and then next day, I was being updated about the passing and the service. It happened so quickly, sometimes you don't have the time to plan, time just passes you by. I would have to say it is annoying and frustrating, why can't we fight against time? Wouldn't it be great if we can turn back time or see the future? Of course, I wouldn't guarantee that life will be better but it will be an extra bonus that life have to offer for the benefit of most human beings.

My blog is getting very wordy. I have a very reasonable answer, I now upload most of my photos on Facebook. If blogger comes up with an uploader similar to FB, then I will upload it here as well.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Just another CNY

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Hurray....

And it stops there, lifeless, emotionless, and filled with dullness. Excitement don't show no more than the expression on my face. Just a smile as it comes every single year. Yes, I know, it is sad.

Probably is not the atmosphere, probably it's just me. I've been really 'whatever' and 'who cares about life' lately. Blame myself for not making it interesting. I came to a confirmation of knowing that in the mere future, don't ever get a job that requires you to stay in one place for too long. I kind of like the working hours of 11am-8/9pm. I prefer going later in the morning and leaving later. I'm more of an insomniac. I'm sure some of you will disagree as often I will usually be the first to leave during events/parties/outings. Sometimes even to the extend of not joining those social activities. It is only recently because I know how precious 'home time', I would want to spend more time being at home or spending time with my family as I'm always never in. It helps to give me more 'me' time too, I prefer to get some random movie that I never heard before from the shop and then cuddle myself with my pillow on my bed with some chips and my eyes on my laptop instead of being out.

Talking about it, I shall be at my serenity state now! Happy CNY!
Ciao! xoxo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Freaking In Love With This Song!

"Invisible"

She can’t see the way your eyes light up when you smile
She’ll never notice how you stop and stare whenever she walks by
And you can’t see me wanting you the way you want her
But you are everything to me

[Chorus:]
And I just wanna show you
She don’t even know you
She's never gonna love you like I want to
You just see right through me but if you only knew me
We could be a beautiful miracle unbelievable instead of just invisible

There’s a fire inside of you that can’t help but shine through
She’s never gonna see the light
No matter what you do
And all I think about is how to make you think of me
And everything that we could be

[Chorus]

Like shadows in a faded light
Oh we’re Invisible
I just wanna look in your eyes and make you realize

I just wanna show you she don’t even know you
Baby let me love you let me want you
You just see right through me
But if you only knew me
We could be a beautiful miracle unbelievable instead of just invisible

She can’t see the way your eyes light up when you smile
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For those of you who don't know, it is so..... Taylor Swift. I just recently found out about this song after 'ransacking' my brother's MP3. He He, no la. I borrowed his MP3 without permission because he was out and I was too lazy to sms him. I took it for the long train ride to KLCC from Telok Gadong. It's amazing that I still take the KTM after 'forever' preferred to drive to college instead of taking the KTM. I admit that I missed those time where I can just sleep, last minute read-up before exam or allow my mind to wonder upon reaching my destination.

My idea on why Taylor Swift is popular:

For guys: Physical looks.
For girls: Her lyrics.

Her songs are mostly catered to girls in high school where they are still at a very vulnerable point of getting their hearts broken by the wrong choice of guys or in a harsh way of putting it, Jerks.

I do like her songs, who wouldn't fall for such fairytale lyrics though at the same time gives an impact and a wide view of what many girls are going through.

You would probably be wondering what do I mean by 'Fairytale' Lyrics. It seems a bit too much too soon to talk about 'LOVE'. For God sake, why do you put yourself in such an agonizing predicament. All the 'oh, I love him. Why don't he love me back' drama just don't make sense. You are not even in a relationship with him yet, how sure are you that you like the whole Him? Can you tolerate him in every way? What are the challenges that you will be facing, can you overcome them, Together as ONE? Using 'LOVE' too soon is just placing yourself on a one way trip to disaster. You love each other, nothing else matter. Wake up people, you barely even know each other!

'We could be a beautiful miracle unbelievable instead of just invisible'

One word.... AWWWWW right. Not wrong, I will 'aw...' to that too. Which girl wouldn't want to believe that it could be 'a beautiful, miracle and unbelievable' together with her crush. Note that I use the word 'Crush' instead of 'Beloved' because crush comes and go but it can be developed as well, depending on the situation.

Nevertheless, it is a very nice song especially when words fails, music prevails. Imagine when you are trying to tell this guy forget about the other girl, she's not worth your time as you are there for him. You got to be super thick face and valiant to pull this trick off. Imagine if all you get is rejection after doing all that, what a pity, it will be freaking embarrassing! I'm sorry to say that I might even laugh but I'll try to be sensitive and control myself. Though, don't be surprised over-hearing a similar case through the radio in the future as it is obscure what girls will do these days to get a guy attention.

Sign off for now! xoxo

Friday, February 5, 2010

The month of Feb-Tabulus.... right.

Confession! I only care about the month of June, never really bother about any other month. Call me selfish, I don't mind cause I'm in a mood of fighting.

I hate the fact of thinking 'Class is starting soon!'. I love student life but gosh, to go through another 3 tortures months of thinking about assignments plus balancing your life and getting good grades all at the same time? I'm tired even just thinking about it.

Thanks Nick for the lovely fine dining in the new Lakeside campus @ Truffles! I can't wait to try the rest of the other restaurants especially Tangerine with a deck. I'll be blogging about it soon, need to gather more information before the official post.

I'm not blogging as much, it happens every time I started working. Besides, I can't blog much about my frustration and anger. That goes into my punching bag.

Thanks Kaven for the dresses! Haven't try it on yet, will do soon.

By the way, did I say that it is now 4.50am? I have no idea, I just woke up out of the sudden.

I miss my grandmother. I got a random call from her today while I was at work. She was actually trying to call my sister's Godmother/stepmother (whatever you call it) but accidentally dialed my number. Totally reminded me that I haven't seen her for a while but in a week time, I will.

I need distractions! My daily routine life doesn't excites me anymore. I need to do something random, make a fool of myself more, dye my hair BLONDE and be a dumb blonde (I'm just joking, mom. It's an expression. Don't faint, hehe.) I need a complete handsome stranger with a great smile and buffed body to come up to me and say 'Hey pretty lady' XD! Hahaha. Seriously, NO! Never do that, I'll give you a tight slap straight on your right cheek!

It just totally popped in my thoughts that I haven't been shopping for some time. 5 gold star to myself for the self-control. My good angel says 'Don't lie JQ, it is because you are busy.' I'm totally crapping all the time these days, I feel bad to all the listeners that listens to my crap. Feel free to leave me monologueing, I talk to myself all the time. I need therapy. Hehe.

This post is getting dull. Sorry people to bore you with my stupidity.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I have no idea what are the young people thinking these days.

While sending Miss Cassie back this evening, we were having some random talks and we touched on the topic of relationships. We had a mutual agreement of not having any idea of what my generation people are thinking. Jumping from one ship to another, changing relationships like changing clothes, coming in and out of it like it is your house. I am not trashing the youths of my generation but I honestly come to a point where I completely do not understand what is going in that brilliant brain of the youth these days. Besides that, I was just browsing on one of my younger church member's blog and was horrified to discover their heart breaks and lovey-dovey stories. Tears, laughter and thoughts that are way over the limits of freedom of expression. Seriously, when are the media literacy subjects going to be out for the teens in secondary school? It is a necessity! I would prefer that history is scraped off the shelf or make them an elective subject between history and media literacy. I appreciated my history class in high school but I would appreciate if ML was taught as well during my schooling years.

Please, someone, please tell me. Explain to me why and what? I feel so out of line with my generation youths. My thinking is totally way different, I don't want to be in a courtship just because my age allows me too. Damn, this must be the affect of reading 'Boy meets Girl by Joshua Harris'. Sis Kim's books always gets me thinking no matter how much I hate using my brain! Her house is like a mini library for me. Loving it!