Tuesday, October 28, 2008

is your name fiona tong?

Today, while scanning my computer, I got bored and typed "fiona tong" in google search, wondering what results will appeared. That is when this website popped out as one of the results listed. Source http://www.isthisyour.name/Fiona_Tong.htm

So funny. Really made my day since I had such a lousy day today. I guess things never go the way you planned it to.

Here is the what the webpage said:

Top 5 Facts for this Name:

1) 44% of the letters are vowels. Of one million first and last names we looked at, 15.8% have a higher vowel make-up. This means you are very well envoweled.
(wtf does that mean?)

2) In ASCII binary it is... 01000110 01101001 01101111 01101110 01100001 00100000 01010100 01101111 01101110 01100111 (uhh..yeah...=.=)

3) Backwards, it is Anoif Gnot... nice ring to it, huh? (yeah, i gu-eee-sss)

4) In Pig Latin, it is Ionafay Ongtay.

5) People with this first name are probably: Female. So, you are constantly overcharged for beauty products.(really? LOLZ)

Wait, there is more.

Name Origin and Meaning:

Forename:
Origin:
Irish
Meaning: Fair


3 Things You Didn't Know:

1) Your personal power animal is the Tasmanian Devil.
(uhm, no I don't get it either)

2) Your 'Numerology' number is 2. If it wasn't bulls**t, it would mean that you are supportive, diplomatic, analytical, and play well with others. A team-player, you seek peace and harmony in a group. (i like the sarcasm)

3) According to the US Census Bureau°, 0.003% of US residents have the first name 'Fiona' and 0.0045% have the surname 'Tong'. The US has around 300 million residents, so we guesstimate (no joke, really this spelling) there is only 1 American who goes by the name Fiona Tong.

not bad leh? looks like my name is damn unique...lolz

unwanted nightmares

Both my nightmares have collided into my small little world - preparations for finals and planning my 21st birthday party.

The month of November is my doomsday.


Friday, October 24, 2008

program khidmas experience / deepavali at mv

As some may know, I broke my camera's LCD screen. When I took it back to the shop for repair, they estimated it would take about RM200 for repairs. After giving me a lecture on responsibility, Mom reluctantly bought a new camera for me. I would have been more overjoyed minus the lecturing...
T____T
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Last weekend, for three days I was stuck in a lecture hall at KTSN because of this:

Nowhere to run, but with plenty of food to eat.

This semester, I took an extra one credit subject, Khidmat Masyarakat. I am supposed to take this for my fifth semester, in third year but since this sem, I don't have much credit and taking this will give me more time in third year, what the heck right? Might as well do it and get it over with.

50% (don't play play) of our overall marks come from this projek simulasi.

For two days, I tested my strength, both physically and emotionally, just to accomplished the task given. Never had I felt so tired, so drained out that on the last day, my hips and thighs were killing me because I sat for too long on that damn concrete floor.

Before I continue, let me explain the task given.

It was simple enough. My 26-members group were supposed to organize a make-believe event from scratch. From all the paperwork needed, to banners and decorations, and finally a presentation at the very end. The presentation is basically an acting presentation. Either majlis perasmian, majlis penutup or a sketch of one of the activities involved.

In this simulasi, us pharmacy girls work together with PDR as well as 3 girls from JPD.

Carolyn, MeiChieng and YanXia


Friday was just a brief introduction and meeting between the members. It was Saturday when the real work begin. Luckily, we had seniors' previous work to use as sample, otherwise we will never have enough time to finish everything.

In the beginning, I was only in charge of writing the pengarah program's speech but after I finished that, I went to helped the publicity department by helping them to draw the PMFSKB's logo. Then I cut the letterings for the banner. Then I helped to arrange and stick all the letters for the banner. Then erase all the pencil markings on the banner. Then practice for our sketch. Then go to juniors' rooms to borrow props for sketch. Then practice again. Then help to check the paperwork before printing them. Then print everything on my laptop (but not my printer)And finally had to drive everyone back to Setapak.

Phew! What a day!

Back row (L-R): Me, YanXia, KweeSze, Janice
Front row (L-R): Carolyn I, WeiWei, MeiChieng, TzeIm and Carolyn II

Of course, I was not the only one doing all the work. Everyone helped to chipped in. We were all so tired that I am sure, if given a chance, all of us would have fall asleep there and then. But there were hardly any time for breaks in between. Everyone spend every minute trying to finish up all the work.

There was only one thing I was pretty much upset with and that is the fact that for some of our group members who live in KTSN, they managed to find time to go bathe and rest whilst the rest of us work 24/7 without any bath or rest. I feel that is unfair. Just because you live in KT does not mean you have special privileges than the rest of us. Also I detest the fact that some of them did work very slowly. The problem when you do work in such a slow pace is that when someone else gives you something to do, you will give the excuse, "Oh, but I have not finish my work yet." The question is, "When will you ever finish it?"

I dunno, I just find it odd that eventhough we have so many members, some of us still did so much work, more than others. Oh, and I don't like it when people say, "Oh, but that is so-and-so's department's work, not mine." Please-lah. My job was only to do the speech and yet I contributed to other departments as well. When time is running short, why still be so calculative?

The banner that I helped to contribute. I drew the orange letters without any measurements, which explain why there were not enough space on the banner - letterings were too big!


Our group, Khidmas did a sketch with our group leader, our pengarah program, Lee Wei as the main character.

Our group's make-believe event was a program lawatan ke rumah orang kurang upaya. So we did a sketch about how a blind man overcome all odds to become a famous musician.

I played a minor role as one of the naughty kids bullying him. Lolz.

The second part of the sketch was about organizing a drawing competition for the disabled. Some of our group members act as the disabled without any hands or legs. Ah Wei was horrible because she made me laughed so much^^

This is the Biomed 3rd year's group which was so funny because they did a kungfu-esque performance but they did not have any music so they just sang, "jeng-jeng-jeeeng..." (try and imagine the wong fei hung's song but with jeng as the lyrics).

I took this pic to show my housemate MeiChen what her buddy did. Her buddy is the one on the extreme right.



Pharmacy 2nd-years were divided into two groups. And my roommate, BengBeng was in the 2nd group. Here she is, playing one-half of the walking banner. We laughed because when the show was over, both of them walked off the stage, still holding the banner so it looks like the banner walked away on its four legs.



Also in the second group, WeiPing was part of the performance. Here he is "menyembah" the broomstick...ROFL!

The girl in red is my other coursemate, Stephanie who did some mean steps jumping in and out of the sticks. Later, Sze Wei joined her.

The group that was awarded the best performance was the Medic first-years. Surprise, no? Looks like medic students were not so skematic after all. But they def deserved it because they were so damn funny ok? They were so not afraid to make up spontaneous jokes along the way.

I still remember an excerpt from one of their unscripted dialogues:
Doctor: Tengok, di sinilah mereka dapat check blood pressure mereka. Do you
know apa itu blood pressure?
POA (Penghulu Org Asli): No
Doctor: Oh, you can speak English?
POA: Tak.

WTF??? LMAO!!!

Ta-daaa!!! Our make-believe buku cenderamata! And our make-believe departments. Can you spot me?

Here I am! Looking like crap;(

video

Here is our multimedia show done by PDR's Ten Yong. The sad part was that the hall did not have a projector so we had to play it over a laptop. But kudos to this cool video!

All in all, although it was a very tiring experience, I do enjoyed it. Makes me realized that planning an event is not easy and requires lots of work and support from everyone. At least now when I actually have to plan an actual event, I won't be so blur blur and actually have a rough idea of what needs to be done.

And that concludes my post on Khidmat Masyarakat.

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On 22/10/08, followed Mom to her dentist and then pick up my mp3 player at Panasonic before having lunch at MidValley. Wanted to go home as soon as possible since still in my study week (guilt)...

Lunch - yummy japanese food i love japanese food wth

MidValley having bazaar for Deepavali

All decked out in Deepavali spirit

Lotsa deepavali decorations here

Stacks of colourful and all types of nuts

This is the lady from whom I bought indian sweets from. Like the candy, she has quite a sweet mouth

Me and Mom - Lolz I know me Mom looks like the part of Deepavali (and she did not even plan on it) and I look like a mess. Ya lah, have to rush off early in morning mah so I just grabbed first thing I saw and wore lor...T____T

Was at Jusco supermarket when I saw this inside the wine and liquor section - "Last year's hero could be this year's goat." LMAO

Thursday, October 23, 2008

just stand up

Happy Belated 21st birthday to one of my UKM zhimuis, Wei Han (16th October), the only Chinese STPM boy in Pharmacy...


Kah Hang made this card, who knew that boy was so talented?
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Lately there is this song playing on the airwaves that did not really struck a chord in me in the beginning but as I listen more of it, I found it very inspirational, not only to cancer patients but also in our everyday lives.

As they say, "sharing is caring", so I am posting a video of the live performance here. I really really like this song. Women rules! Stand up to Cancer!

I must admit, I am a little ignorant on this subject of cancer. The only person I know who has cancer before is Peter's wife. And who is Peter?

I grew up in the same neighbourhood ever since I was born and Peter is this guy who sells wanton mee at his vendor stall in my market. I grew up eating his wanton mee. I saw his children ever since they were toddlers up to now where they are young adolescents. And I also saw his wife, who used to help him everyday at his stall. Until one day, when Mom and I both realized we have not seen his wife lately. Upon asking the whereabouts of his wife, we found out that she had already passed away because of cancer.

I was shocked of course. She was too young. Her children were too young. Why all of a sudden? And there can never be any answer because that is how cancer is. The least you expect it, that is when it comes. You keep thinking it will never happen to you, but that is crapshit because we know I know you know everyone is 100% prone to cancer.

So enjoy this song;)

P.S. I feel that Miley Cyrus is kinda out of place here. In terms of vocal, I don't think she is at par with any of the other great female vocalists here but in terms of fame, I guess she is right about the same level. Maybe they just want this song to have some tween appeal.

Stars in this live performance video:

Carrie Underwood
Beyoncé
Rihanna
Mariah Carey
Ciara
Mary J Blige
Nicole Scherzinger
Leona Lewis
Keyshia Cole
Ashanti
Natasha Bedingfield
Fergie
Miley Cyrus


LYRICS:

Beyonce: The heart is stronger than you think
It's like it can go through anything
And even when you think it can't it finds a way to still push on, though
Carrie: Sometimes you want to run away
Ain't got the patience for the pain
And if you don't believe it look into
your heart the beat goes on
Rihanna: I'm tellin' you that
Miley: Things get better
Through whatever
If you fall, dust it off, don't let up
Sheryl: Don't you know you can go be your own miracle
Beyonce: You need to know
CHORUS:

Sheryl:
If the mind keeps thinking you've had enough
But the heart keeps telling you don't give up

Sheryl/Beyonce:
Who are we to be
questioning, wondering what is what
Don't give up
through it all, just stand up!
Fergie: It's like we all have better days
Problems getting all up in your face
Leona: Just because you go through it
Fergie: Don't mean it got to take control, no
Leona: You ain't gotta find no hiding place
Keyshia: Because the heart can beat the hate
Leona: Don't wanna let your mind keep playin' you
Keyshia: And sayin' you can't go on
Rihanna: I'm tellin' you that
Miley: Things get better
Through whatever
Rihanna: If you fall
Miley: Dust if off, don't let up
LeAnn: Don't you know you
Natasha: Can go
LeAnn: Be your own
Natasha: Miracle
Carrie: You need to know
Ensemble: CHORUS
Mary: You don't gotta be a prisoner in your mind
Ciara: If you fall, dust it off
Mary: You can live your life
Mary: Let your heart be your guide
Mariah: And you will know that you're good if you trust in the good
Ashanti: Everything will be alright, yeah
Light up the dark, if you follow your heart
Mary: And it will get better
Mariah: Through whatever
CHORUS
Fergie : You got it in you, find it within
You got in now, find it within now
You got in you, find it within
You got in now, find it within now
You got in you, find it within
Find it within you, find it within
Everyone: THROUGH IT ALL, JUST STAND UP

Monday, October 20, 2008

flowers for pt / desiree's 21st

Random shot: Roomie and me at Old Town having supper...Freakin' coffee made me freakin' awake until freakin' 3am


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Haven't update for a while now...it's study week...yawn...zzz...welcome to dullsville...

On 10 October 2008, I followed my coursemates Terev, WaiKuan, YongXin and YongXin's Physiotherapy housemate, Xiao Ku to Petaling Street. All of them (except WaiKuan) wanted to buy flowers for their little buddies in conjunction with Pesta Tanglung UKM. WaiKuan wanted to buy a bday present for her little buddy, Song Ing.

Me? I haven't been to Petaling Street for a while now so decided to just go and see it again for old time's sake.

Walking along the busy and dirty roads does bring back memories of how back in Form 6, I would walk along these same roads with my BF classmates. I am a lazy student (then and also still, now) so I took a lot of tuitions back in Form 6. Pengajian Am, Physics, and Biology were all taken in tuition centres in Petaling St, so four days out of a week were spend here.

Since I had most experience out of the group, they suggested I bring them to somewhere nice for lunch. The first place that struck my mind was "Ming Tea Vessel", a place CCH introduced me to. I have not been there for ages.

But so sad ok? The place had closed down. Wuwuwu...T________T...And it had occurred to me that I must not have been to Petaling St for months now to not have realized that the place had bankrupted. Sigh...how memories fade so easily with time...

So instead we settle for this place next to the Yakin tuition centre, for some who still remember where it is. Had the vegetarian mixed rice, like I used to back then. Nice but overpriced.

After lunch, it was straight to business. I did not have anything on my shopping list since I was still broke (T___T) so I accompanied WaiKuan who wanted to buy a new outfit to wear to PT on Saturday night.

WaiKuan dear, I luurrrveee you bcoz you are such a sweet girl but I have never seen someone so fickle-minded before...I think we must have entered almost every clothing shop/boutique in PS and still she could not find one outfit she liked. When it was time to go, she decided to return to one of the shops we already went to and still, could not decided if she wanted to buy the top because of the price. Eventually, all of us returned with her to that shop, waiting for her to make up her mind if she wanted to buy it or not. Alas, she did (thank gawd).

I guess, in a way, it is good she is fickle-minded, must have save lots of money during shopping then:)

So here are some pics we took:


At the flower shop where they bought the flowers, I spotted this cute piggie bouquet

Fresh fresh roses...beautiful ain't they?

The lovely WaiKuan posing with the flowers the others bought

Along the way, we decided to try this snack. Its like tongyuen but with multiple flavours and scattered with nuts topping. WaiKuan mentioned that she saw this lady and her vendor stall on that famous Chinese food program, Ho Chak before.

After getting all the stuff we wanted, we embarked home to Setapak via the LRT, camwhoring along the way...

WaiKuan and the blogger. Ya la, I know I look like crap since the day before I came back from One Utama pretty late and after spending so many hours in Petaling St, I was so so tired.


Future Pharmacists WeiPing and WaiKuan

Bloggers Fifiona and Terev.Dickxon

Moi holding up bouquets for Guat Tee (WeiPing's xiao buddy), PauCheong (KweeSze's xiao buddy) and the blue one is for WeiPing's friend.

Of course, WeiPing's bouquet is the nicest since he specially custom-designed it. He did not like any of the ready-made bouquets so he chose all the flowers, dolls and colour papers for the lady to make it from scratch...

This is Ah Wei's bouquet for her xiao buddy, Ooi Tche

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Initially, I planned to go to this year's PT since I enjoyed it very much last year but alas, it was the same day as Desiree's 21st birthday dinner and at the same time too!

I could not decide which one to go to but figured that since I have not seen my cow Daisy for so long...wth? And since it is held in Cititel Hotel, I decided to attend this function instead on 11th October 2008.

As mentioned previously, yes, I have not seen Desiree for years now. Before I moved to SMK Seri Bintang Utara, KL, I was previously studying in SMK Perimbun, this not so well-known school in Kajang. In Form 2, I sat next to this Portugese-Chinese girl called Desiree Lynn. I did not know her that well since we were in different primary schools before being transferred to the same secondary school but I found that Desiree is so much fun to chat to and with her, we pretty much "pat" about almost everyone we know.

Desiree with her family and her god-family

Moi and the birthday girl, Desiree

Moi, Gary and Desiree

My long-lost brother, Gary Leon

I know the quality of the pics suck (oh gawd, I wished I can get my camera fixed soon!!!!) and halfway during the function, my battery gone dead so could not take any more pics. But I am also happy to see Gary, Malvina, Munirah, Thasha and Thashini! All my ex-schoolmates from Perimbun!

Desiree is currently doing Food Science & Nutrition at UCSI, Gary is doing E&E engineering at UNITEN and Malvina is working for her father.

Lolz...could not resist taking pic of the new dress that I wore

I just realized soon it will be my turn to start planning my 21st bday bash. Yes I am doing one but have yet to send any invitations. The sad part is, I have to planned whilst at the same time juggling my studies for the finals since it is going to be the day right after my last paper....*sigh*



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