Friday, April 29, 2005

the week

has been quiet and relatively uneventful. The past few days have been pretty much routine, which is not entirely a bad thing with my exams drawing closer.

Yes...CFA. I've been trying to squeeze some studying into my daily schedules with varying degrees of success. Strangely, I get most of my studying done on the LRT. I just plop myself on a seat, take out my notes, and get myself lost in them. My mind turns oblivous to my surroundings, save for the occasional bz-bahdee who just has strain his/her neck over my shoulder to see what I'm reading. Please, just look away. It's rude.

Poh poh will be in Shanghai for 4 months so I did some cooking during the week. Whipped up a lazy man's beef stew on Monday, which I had with noodles and blanched choy sum over 3 nights. It was alright, but I thought perhaps it was lacking a certain spice. Well, I try not to be too choosy. As long as it fills me up, I'm fine and dandy.

The weekend is just around the corner, and a long one at that too since we've got Monday off as well. I really should take this opportunity to read up on Financial Statement Analysis.

But not tonight.

Tonight, I shall finish the last 5 episodes of Clone Wars. The force is strong indeed.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005

copa IBA 2005

Our worthy runner-ups =)

Heart-stopping moments abounded.

Han Jung & Gadiy.

Keith and I monkeying around at the F&B counter.

Mr Andersonnn...

Cher Ru, Amelia and Juen Nin.

For more pictures from Copa IBA 2005, click here.

Friday, April 22, 2005

i'm looking inwards today

I repent of enthroning myself while making You my footstool.
I repent of the pursuit of things presumptuously mine.
I repent of thoughts that I know betray spoken words.

I repent of this flagrant masquerade.
I repent of trading You for a cheap substitute.

You created nothing
That gives me more pleasure than You
You won't give me something
That gives me more pleasure than You.

- You Created, Caedmon's Call

Monday, April 18, 2005

wedding dress

I am a whore I do confess
But I put You on just like a wedding dress
And I run down the aisle.

I'm a prodigal with no way home
But I put You on just like a ring of gold
And I run down the aisle.

I run down the aisle to You.

- Wedding Dress, Derek Webb

Such words do not require me to say anything more.

Michael Jackson reinvented?

I am a reluctant participant in this, but he does have a hold on me now.


Friday, April 15, 2005

i smell a rat

I must be starting to lose my ability to wake up at 6.00 a.m. every work morning. Waking up half an hour late for the past two days is NOT GOOD. It's a wonder how much traffic builds up on the roads within the span of 30 minutes.

After rushing through getting washed up this morning, I was all ready to go. And then I saw it - a murky green blob of dense liquid on the floor. Fresh rat poo! Rats! (pun intended) The little beastie was around somewhere. I thought I heard a little squeak coming from among a stack of boxes in a corner. time to take care of that. I'm already late! Thoughts of building traffic in USJ and Bandar Sunway filled my mind.

As I was sitting down to put on my socks, I heard another squeak. This time, there was no mistaking it. There from among the boxes, a little critter emerged slowly. Ever so nonchalantly creeping closer, and closer to the door. Never in my life have I ever seen a rat move so slowly. They normally dart around so quickly. Anyway, I was not going to let this rat stay in my house one more moment. Playtime was over. It was either the door, or war.

Now this rat was REALLY slow. It was either full from gorging on some unknown food source, or maybe it was being extra cautious because of my presence. Whatever the case, I couldn't wait for Mickey (let's give my new "pet" a name now, shall we?) to take his 2 minute waltz to the front door, and so I got up to give him some "encouragement". That proved to be a bad decision, because he turned around unexpectedly and darted under the sofa. Shoot!!

I looked around desperately and found the trusty rotan (bamboo cane) that my poh poh (grandmother) reserves for application on my naughty little cousins when they come over. I grabbed it and swished frantically it under the sofa, hoping to chase Mickey out. It didn't work. I pulled the sofa aside, expecting to see Mickey cowering in fear of his impending doom. He wasn't there! Rats!!

Mickey had given me the slip. That sneaky rat. As I type this, he's probably helping himself to the onions in the kitchen. But oh yeah...onions...yessssssssssss...juicy fresh onionsssssss…

I hope he starts tearing to death.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Up and down the hill we fly
To the land of gaudy lights
With a Merc-Benz as our ride
Don't we just love Friday nights?



Monday, April 11, 2005

looking for a church?

Check this out, an online quiz to determine which Christian tradition suits you best. Here are my results:-

1. Baptist (non-Calvinistic) / Plymouth Brethren / Fundamentalist - 100%
2. Pentecostal / Charismatic / Assemblies of God - 87%
3. Baptist (Reformed / Particular / Calvinistic) - 86%
4. Anabaptist (Mennonite / Quaker etc.) - 85%
5. Congregational / United Church of Christ - 70%
6. Seventh-Day Adventist - 70%
7. Methodist / Wesleyan / Nazarene - 68%
8. Lutheran - 67%
9. Church of Christ / Campbellite - 66%
10. Presbyterian / Reformed - 66%
11. Anglican / Episcopal / Church of England - 65%
12. Eastern Orthodox - 61%
13. Roman Catholic - 40%

Our E&D would be so proud...haha! I found it interesting however, to see that I've got a strong leaning towards the Pentecostal / Charismatic / AoG churches ;)

Contradictory? Maybe.

Or perhaps we aren't that different after all?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

monkey me

Oh, watch him recoil!
Oh, see such turmoil!
As I bounce with glee,
Outside Aunt Happy's.