Haih...what fun is CNY with pending assignments and a mid-sem examination three weeks' away? No wonder feelin' a little blue this festive season...
Date: 18th January 2009
Venue: Kolej Tun Syed Nasir
Event: UKM Pesta Angpow
On Sunday, AiLi, Wei2, JiaYing, Beng2 and myself went to KTSN to watch the annual UKM Pesta Angpow. As first-years, we participated in this event last year so this year, it was our turn to be spectators.
Carolyn Teo, Clara, Carolyn Lee, the blogger and BB
The decor of this year's PAP
When I arrived, my little buddy, Chye Teck send me a sms telling me to look up. That was when I discovered the magnificent and looming dragon decor on the ceiling. They have really outdone themselves this year. The dragon was definitely breathtaking and meticulously-detailed. I later found out that my little buddy was in the decor dept, which could explain why he was so very proud of the dragon.
Us with the gargantuan dragon above us
The amazing lion dance and fan dance
A summary of all the wonderful performances that night
This year's PAP, in short, was really fun and awesome. Some of the performances that night were:
- Lion dance (the lion was so so so cute!)
- Traditional fan dance (wei2's little buddy ooi tche was in it)
- Singing (suz m's little buddy, lelia was in it)
- Hip-hop dance (very cool, my junior wang ting was in it)
- Drama (a little mediocre and predictable, I am afraid. My junior, chor meng plays one of the lead roles)
- Classical singing (very funny and nice)
- "Balas pantun"
- Chinese classical orchestra
- Chinese classical yo-yos (first time I seen anyone play that)
- Dances of all races (surprise to see my Malay coursemates, Jebarius and Hamidi in it
Date: 19th January 2009
Venue: Hou Mei Fish Head Curry Restaurant, Setapak
Event: Pharmacy 2nd-year "tuan yuan fan"
On Monday was the first time my batch, the second-years, organized a reunion dinner. I think almost everyone came except for one guy. The restaurant was in Setapak, near where us Chinese students are staying currently.
The restaurant where we booked four tables for 40 of us
The table I sat in was the only all-girls table. We did a good job finishing almost all the food despite not having any male stomachs around
We had a total of 10 dishes, excluding a plate of fruits
The food was really yummy. I ate so much that night I was afraid of indigestion. There were some hits, but also some misses. Of course, the best dish, IMHO, is the curry fish head, which is also the restaurant's specialty. I only wished there were bigger portions of it.
Some of the cute antics caught on the camera by moi
Some of us decided to go all-black that night
Those who sat on the same table as me: suetfang, waikuan, yanxia, jiaying, meichieng, weiwei, aili, janice & tzeim
Time for some group-camwhoring, with lots of CNY spirit in the air
Pic on right: The Segamat Girls decided to go all-white whilst the seven of us went all-black, hence the monochromatic dressing in the pic. The other coloured clothings were left out. LOL.
Date: 21st January 2009
Venue: House Cafe, Setapak
Event: Jia Ying's 22nd birthday celebration
As the eldest girl in our group, it was Jia Ying's turn to become 22 years old! Getting bored of planning surprises, we initially did not tell her the reason we decided to have dinner together but I guess she kinda knew we were going to celebrate her bday already. Wisdom does come with age, I supposed.
The yam-flavoured ice-cream cake
The pretty, curly and recently turned 22-years old Carolyn Lee
Group pics with the birthday girl!
The blogger with the cute present we got for Jia Ying
The collection of snapshots from that night...too many to be posted...
Lastly, a very cute pic of all seven of us wishing y'all:
*HaPPy cHiNEsE nEw YeAR 2009 evERyBoDY!!!*