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Sunday, November 5, 2006

Once Upon a Time

One day, i returned home to find a group of blue-uniformed police men surrounding the bush in front of my flat. They never did catch the serpent though. Did i mention i saw a slimy thing with four legs climbing the stairs of the neighbour's flat? Very disgusting. Blue-tongued lizard, it is called.


Here's the deal, guys..anyone with a flair for writing, humour and me your greeting card verses and i'll pay you $10 for each verse USED. Its this post i got off my university's notice board which offers cash for my (or in this case, your talent). Provided they are impressed by it and decides to use your verse on their greeting cards. Quite frankly, i wouldnt really know if they will lie about mine being used or not..but oh well, nothing to lose anyway. So, email me your verses,right away. Categories they want will be the usual birthdays, miss you. They've 'I'm Horny' too, or Marry Me, Get Well etc. Just use your creativity!

Far far away, there's a castle.

And i inch closer to have a good look.

Beautiful, isn't it?

Saturday, October 14, 2006


I think i look more and more like my mother..ok,ok got to give some credit to my dad too.

I even got my mother's ass. Which is a compliment to her, after 3 kids...still got an ass like mine..hahahahaa

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

She said I got Talent.

After searching high and low, I finally got a lady driving instructor. All the other ones I got from the yellow pages, the men sounded weird. Communication break down. Today’s my first driving lesson, and I’m hooked!! So fun, like Daytona.

She said this’s her first allowing a student on her first lesson to go onto a busy street, because i got talent..i’m a goooood girl, she says. Hahahaa…

Yeah, talent. Talent that Dad didn’t realize his car moved from the parking lot to the staircase one day when we were all rushing for school/ work. Hee hee heee

Its really different though, how they access driving here. Do you know for your test, you drive barefoot? Hahhaaa..pity whoever has Hongkong foot. Now, why is it called Hong Kong anyway.

Also, so interesting, they give you scenarios. Like going to the shopping center, leaving something behind and going back etc.

I hope to pass first time, because I don’t wanna lose time. I’m juggling work, studies and driving now. And I like being a super woman. SO I’m taking auto, and I’m not a loser, Norman.

I didn’t want to waste brain juices figuring manual out. I tried, clutch, press, stall. Most cars are auto anyway, but I DID consider..what if one day I kana kidnapped, then the car is MANUAL!! Then how I escpae, I wont have the skill. I will be dead…

Norman says I’m irritating, because of such thinking but hey! Things DO happen what…but Norman helped me figure it out..the kidnappers will probably be just as loser as me. They use auto cars too..hahahaha

And I think I’m so disciplined. I actually bothered to wake up at 7am this morning to run, then went for my first driving lesson at 9am, then studied, cooked lunch, went for lectures, cooked dinner and studied.

The boyfriend says my cooking is getting better by the day. But the boyfriend’s greedy, always say I cook too little, but reaching the end of the meal, he’s always complaining he’s too full.

I’m going to wake up at 7am everyday now, leading up to my exams. Ok, try to. So I can make up for loss time. The 2 weeks I played with mum and ivan.

Ba ba black sheep, have they any you. Yes sir, yes sir, I miss you.

P.S I overheard my house mate talking with her girlfriend on the phone..their baby will be called Lychee.

Monday, October 2, 2006

Time flies...fruit flies, summer flies.

My house mates left them a note, and Ivan wrote back. Its been whacky, them fooling around. You see Ivan in my house mate (a female)'s room, entering and leaving at weird hours of the night. I hear CK now playing soccer on his own outside..aww, he must miss Ivan. Lawrence thinks my mum is hot. The boyfriend realised where i got my butt from..ACCIDENTALLY. Right...hahahaa. Its so quiet around here now.

My brother so romantic ar...returning home from the air port..i saw he left me a poem. Ok, at least this is so much easier to decipher than those on his blog.

When they're here, you feel them taking up space. When they're gone. Its suddenly so empty.

The locals are really generous with buskers. 10 dollar, 5 dollar..a shower of coins...what can i busk about? I realised, i don't have such skills.

One of my own convicts in cell 5. This is what Ivan does when there's nothing to do. Stare in space...the other day on the train, a little boy was asking if he could stay at his friend's house for the holidays. The parents rejected his idea..he start whining and pleading saying its sooo boring at home. Is perth more boring than singapore?

i hear Singapore's planting such along Orchard Road now. Is it true? Spring is here.

I look like a stick insect!!

The torchlights were momentos to keep. Cool! You should have seen the souveneirs. Even cooler!! LIFE SIZE Prison cell key rings, miniture ball bearings, cuffs etc. Pity they were not made into key chains then at least they're practical then higher possiblity to purchase.

Their uniform's really funny. Look more like clowns. Anyway, good thing we went for the night tour, its fun and there were actors and rehearsed scares. You pay the same price for the day tours sans all that.

Now, this IS really like prison break. 3 levels high, rows and rows of cell. Its scary if you're alone here at night. Know why the wire net's there? Was implemented after a 17 year old boy fell off the top floor and died. Wasnt sure if he commited suicide or murdered.

Michael Fay never learns his lesson isn't it? hahaa..these drawings depict their life in prison actually. Some of them. So bored, they used chalk.

A double room, with a bucket to share for poo.

A 20cm x 20 cm cell, maybe? But Yay! Personal bucket.

This is the nastiest room of all. The gallows. Had a nasty musty smell in it as well. But i think its rust. We were joined with a school kids tour, these kids were really well behaved. But in this room, a couple of them felt giddy and wanted to leave. I was so afraid the one next to me will puke on me. Hahaha..but the boys who pull their hoods up were kinda unsettling in such a dark eerie prison. Plus they were so see them with their hoods on bobbing around.

This reminds me of the easel that you do paintings on. But its actually a spanking post.

This prison is about 200 years old. No longer functioning, its now supposedly 'haunted'. After the tour, we all gathered to exchange photos as some people pointed out 'orbs' in their cameras. As well as 'faces' in their orbs. I suppose it might be reflections, but oh well...things of the unexplainable. Its how you believe it. But i got to hand it over to the guards who lock down the place at night after all the tours. Freaky scary, with hundreds of cells to lock.

A prisoner's timetable. 6am, out of bed. 11.15pm, back to bed. That's quite a hard life. Looking at their living conditions, you cant help bu pity them. Oh well, nobody asked them to commit crimes. Now, what's the difference between a prisoner and a convict?

And so after the trip, everyone's hooked on Prison Break..i've watched snipplets of it here and there like thrice. The settings are so similar to the show, so surreal. What a kick! Scofield is really really good looking too, reminds me fondly of a friend. Same attitude, same look, same eyes. Irony bit, his father owns a funeral parlour. Hahahaa.

We took little photos of the few. I guess i wasnt so much in the mood, because when they leave, looking at them will be unbearable.

In my garden, there's Papa rabbit and baby. Mama's missing. Maybe eaten by an eagle.

These are the very irritating yet very pretty birds that chirp every morning 530 AM!! outside my window.

Ivan's quite a photo whore now..he insisted on this picture.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Day One

Mum and Ivan have arrived!! With a whole load of my junk. hahaa..mum cooked just vegetables and mushrooms for lunch today..Somehow it taste sooo goood

Reuse, Recycle, Resource.


Happy Birthday, Dad. In advance, cause the next few days, we wouldnt be home. Hahhaa..

The work of a mass commer. You just got to be patient and understand the weird antics of one. They always turn out very good. Just like what i do, isnt it?

I like this meal the best, although abit indulgent. Eel...

My food looks more and more appetizing doesn't it? Steamed egg, soba and honey chicken.

My first movie here. Only watch movies here on Tuesday..its $9.50. On other days, whooping $15. The movie i saw? Snakes on a Plane. Don't ask me why i chose a B-grade movie, there's no other things to watch!!

The convertible that raced us to Mandurah for fishing. Its Honda, funny how i don't see Hondas like these in Singapore. I'm not impressed with sitting in a sports car though. Too low to get in and out, too chilly, too much dirt. hahhaaa...

Monday, August 28, 2006

21 Days After

Drunk, drunk, not drunk, not drunk, not drunk. Hahaha, Mambo night turned out to be R&B. Its like a mini Singapore inside club Metro. Oh well, organised by Singaporeans anyway. Singapore is small? So is Perth. I've met my secondary school friend in Zion Praise Harvest Church, met my poly mates here and there. Met some dude who knows me from Ms Singapore International and met some other dude who SAW ME ON MY QUANTAS FLIGHT HERE! Talk about photographic memory. But they were all just fluff greetings from me. Hi-and-bye..

See, they hung the Singapore flag. You would think its celebrating national day overseas.

Mr. Heart Stopper and Breath Taker. Hahahaa...they're freaks you see. Desmond's also from Faith Community Church, and Jeremy's dad, when he came..we just brought him to do all the youngster's stuff. Hahaha..they both can cook very well, or so i heard. But i haven't got the luck to try it yet. They're vege lovers though...they do not cook vegetables AT ALL. Because they LOVE veges, so they can't bear to cook it.

The rare few times i eat out, this Korean restuarant is not bad. We had piping hot steamboat. Will bring mummy and ivan to eat there. But the service sucks! The place i work at is x20 more efficient.

The sky is beautiful isn't it? The boyfriend's school, was there for his first solo flight out. I brought him to Zion Praise Harvest yesterday. He prefers the worship there but prefer the sermon at Faith Community Church. So dilema, which to go next Sunday? But the boyfriend's memory is very good..he can remember every word, every message each time. And he will QUOTE them back to me!! Like a tape recorder...hahaa

The man starting on his checks. My heart soared when he took off. But let's leave his story about taking off for another time. Up, up, up and away...

Friday, August 25, 2006

Waitressing 101

Sara is such a darling...the first parcel i've received so far from Singapore...One of the contestants i met during Miss Singapore International. Such competitions, i always find it fluffy and fake. The people..thus i never chose to mingle. Amazingly, always always at last moment, i get to make amazingly true girl friends. Shyanne, from Ralph Lauren, and Sara, the new addition. Hope she comes in 2 weeks time ;p

Hmm..the weather is getting sunnier and hotter, winter's almost over! I can't wait to get to the beach. My friends say i'm crazy tho..its still too cold.

And of course, i got to thank Bin Bin kor kor for sending me my notes. So thoughtful, makes me miss home alot. Where i have alot of people who love me.

I'm getting addicted to working. Well, partly its because of the cash (but again, its not because i'm money face nor materialistic), but also because i get to learn new things. Getting abit sick of the food they provide me though, its always MEAT!! (roast duck, roast chicken, roast pork..Shaun will be very happy.) I work 3 hours, 3 days a week. That's not too time consuming, the boyfriend sends me to and fro. What a darling!

1) Westerners sometimes prefer to use chop sticks to show off abit
2) Asians never leaves unfinished food
3) Westerners hate chrysantanem, and you cannot trick them
4) Asians are messy eaters
5) Westerners do not like to sit facing the door
6) And generally, they're all very appreciative of you serving

Tonight is Mambo night, some singaporean thing. And my friend gots us soon :P

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

One month Anniversary

Tommorrow,17 Aug 2006, officially marks my independance in Perth. Its short, but it seemed so long. So much has happened, and my budgeting is still in the red mark. Still in the red mark, because you realise you have to start from scratch. Everything..from toilet rolls to cooking oil to spices to indulgences.

I'm starting to love Perth, but i still prefer Singapore. Its routine here, Tuesdays are waffles night, Sundays are Freo market, super market shopping is our favourite 'hang-out' place, Harbourtown is another favourite. We can spend half an hour gazing outside a pet shop, Oriental food marts continue to amaze us with their variety. I can't wait for more things to friends want to take me to Mandurah, Margaret River etc. They have plans for my birthday! Hip hip hooray.

Mummy and Ivan are coming soon, i can't wait. Apparantly, the boyfriend has plans...hahaa..oh well, we'll see.

University is tough.

Monday, August 7, 2006

Ng can cook

Disclaimer: Christine is NOT having too much fun because school really hasn't started yet.

The school has a chill out tavern where 'crazy nights' sometimes happen on thursday. The first one we went was labeled Pink. I should have dressed like Pink, and maybe win something. But all the caucasians are the sporting ones. These are the more funky and outrageous ones we got, us camera whores. The extreme right hand corner, can you guess what they are? You realise the good looking caucasians wont be dressing up, instead will just stand one corner and look cool. Whereas the not so good looking ones are crazier and well, more fun to be with. Caucasians, however, do not know how to behave when they drink abit too much. They get very rowdy. Good thing though, such parties that happen on school ground...everyone goes home at midnight. And thus i am Cinderella...

P.S They are supposed to be lamp shades. Creative, isnt' it?

Pet shop window shopping. Hamsters are illegal. Have i ever told you before that i wanted a dog so badly but my mummy wont let so i got a hamster leash to walk my hamster like a dog? Now, that's a long sentence said in one breath. Sophia intends to move out, she, me and Alastaire are itching to get a puppy. AUD $350.

The boyfriend whips up a very good kebab. Initially, i wasnt so keen on kebab coz i'm not a kebab person. And also coz i just had quite sucky microwaved prata so i thought it would be similar. But his kebab....gosh....fills me up in one go and had me craving for more. Enough said.

Friends i've made and spent alot of time with, and saved alot of memories. Besides my secondary school days, this period is going to be the best time of my life too. And so i must thank my dad for giving me such an opportunity. Sophia's mum is in one of those pictures. We bring her out alot on our outings too...hahaaa...see we youngsters love the elderly.

Another day out with Sophia's mum and we brought her to Fremantle for a feast! It really was a feast! Cod fish, seafood platter, sardines .... i miss fish though. You don't get it that easily here, you would think its abundant because of the harbour. But noooo, its not cheap either. So whenever i eat out, i will choose fish for my set. Coz i miss fish. We stepped into Fremantle fruit and vegetables market at 4.55pm (it closes at 5pm), it became like a stock market. Quite exciting, everyone is shouting and it becomes very 'atmospheric'. The sellers start selling very cheap and i bagged a whole lot of strawberries for only $4. But they grow mouldy very fast though, i realise. So now i know, eveyr Sunday is Fremantle day. I'd like to take mum there. I've already in mind a list of places to go when she's here. I haven't been to some of the places myself. Namely the Fremantle prison, Wildlife park. Shall wait for her to come then go, so she wont be bored.

At Fremantle, you see the signs "Please do not feed the seagulls. Or they will S.O.Y"

S.O.Y = Shit On You

Actually, its not that difficult to cook. Chop some garlic, throw in a bit of hua tiao jui, mix this mix that, stir fry and voila...a good dish. All you need is creativity.

I feel guilty, i have been having too much fun. Like tourist, i joke with my friends. But now its serious work, i've assignments piling up. University is tough work man.

I'm also guilty of spending too much at the supermarkets. Every 3 days or so, i'm there. Its like our faviourite place now and i feel like a housewive. We call each other and go "What's for dinner tonight?" And i end up buying alot of unnecessary stuff. I have a budget per month, but i'm overspending it. Rent takes away alot of it, so now i'm writing a grocery list and i'm going to control my spending. And my naggy friends who goes supermarket with me, they help to ask if chocolate biscuits are necessary, they remind me i have shit loads of toilet paper at home and the mortifs are not that cute, and the discounts will come back again.

and gosh, the ceiling light just went poof on me! No more light, how am i going to do work tonight?! and i was all geared. Tomorrow, got to get them to change my bulb and heater. Speaking of which, they oiled my creaking door. Rather efficient, they are. But they have my room key, that's how they did it, when i'm not home. Nothing was missing tho.

I think its not fated for me to talk to my mum. I miss her, i miss her voice. But twice, thrice i called..i couldn't get her. Then well, her mobile is not free incoming, so i didn't call that.
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