Monday, January 3, 2011

Whada Dream.....

I dreamed that I had to give a speech to some MINISTERS in Bahasa Malaysia (Malay). I didn't prepare and I was blanked out when I started my speech. I need to hold a mic somemore, here's how I started: "Selamat pagi pendatang yang bukan dari sini......" How on earth did I come to this sentence??!! Then I was cut off by someone (I can't remember who, mayb someone I don't know) I think I must have embarrassed them. Then he/she(can't remember) told me that I have to greet the people with higher status first (should be the ministers la). So I flowed my eyes along the people who sat on the stage, and there my opening speech went: Selamat pagi..... Janet Fam (!!!), Francis Lo (!!!)...Emily Yii (!!!).....and many many others that I can't remember. For those who don't know, they are my secondary school friends. And they were wearing the prefect uniform that we used to wear in secondary school! lol......ministers!

Monday, December 27, 2010

My laziness is calling me again, that's why my updates are getting slower.
Christmas day here is SOOOOOOOOOO veryyyyyy quiet. Mainly because 95% of the shops are closed and people just celebrate at home or somewhere else but the city. There weren't many things I could do, so me and my few other friends decided to do baking, cooking and watch drama. What a typical aunty's life... Actually no, we are training ourselves to become the perfect future housewives. We made different food - seafood pasta, pizza, chowder, pie, soft-centred mocha pudding (心太软), creme brulee and scones, from lunch to supper. I dunno whether the food consider delicious for other people but it is for us cos we made it~ Not bad la to be honest.
Yesterday was boxing day, a shopperholic day. It was busy almost everywhere. Everyone likes sales. But the sales weren't as huge as I thought, I expected 30%-80%, lol, how greedy... I bought a long pants and a bar of chocolate.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Karen and Kei's Birthdays

As I mentioned, there were many b'day celebrations last week. We celebrated Karen's b'day at Fujiyama Tepanyaki on Tuesday. The interesting part of dining there was that the chef cook in front of you. Like this:
It's actually quite entertaining, especially when he did the fried rice because he made us catch eggs! First, he threw a raw egg and we had to catch it with a bowl. Then, he used the eggs we caught and fried egg, and he would throw small pieces of fried egg and we had to catch it with our mouth! We all manage to catch the raw eggs in our bowl in 1 time, but for the fried egg, i caught it for my 2nd time, karen 3 times and Justine & Anin caught it the 1st time! Let's see Anin's expression when he threw the fried egg:
Finally, after he was done with the fried rice, he filled the rice in bowls and threw them to us, again, we had to catch it with another bowls. None of us missed that 8-)
Karen with Justine, Me and Anin. Happy 22nd Karen!! xoxo


Kei Kei's B'day @ Martha Pantry

Yes we all love baking and dessert so we decided for a high tea at Martha Pantry. It's a very fancy place where we can get tea in cozy teapot, and XXS desserts on layer glass trays. We got really excited when we saw them. Imagine how girls react when they see cute stuff.
Cozy teapots with flavoured tea: Pink one was Peppermint jasmine tea and blue one was vanilla rose(?) tea if I'm correct.
The birthday girl with our fancy refreshments on the tray. A candle for Kei=) xoxo
Sarah's mum and Sarah. Her mum came for her graduation. Btw, there were so many parents around last week cos it was graduation period. I miss my family too!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Anin's 21st

Karen, Anin, Justine, me

(13 Dec)Happy 21st Anin - who refused to blow candles for her 21st b'day. Accept it Anin!
Had a really great time at her place in Naenae, where we have to take a train to get there (sounds far but actually not quite, train is like a bus here). As usual, Anin and her family always feed us with heaps of delicious food and her bunnies often entertain us (one of them is at Justine's arms in the photo). We had a food marathon (is the spelling correct?) from 3pm till 7pm. We were all well-fed like her bunnies. And and, I had satays and chendol!! The food that I miss so much....T.T
There are many things we can do at her house - ping pong, piano, wii, board and card games, ransack anin's room and try on her heels ( I think she has the biggest shoe collection among the friend I've known so far)
We are glad that Anin is turning more asian now (cos she used to be internally white, tho she's still). Good job Anin! Our aim is to turn you into pure ASIAN!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Random stuff - Pick and Read

  • Yay, off day today! Actually I only work for 3 nights, off 7 days and 4 nights. I like this, not too busy or too bored, still can enjoy the holiday.

  • This coming Monday-Wednesday is graduation period. Congratulations to all my friends who graduated!! I'm one of them but I'm attending next year's convocation. So I'll be a guest this time. Hopefully the weather will be good on the parade day.

  • I'll be going back to Malaysia in about 1.5 month time! Excited~ At the same time, it's sad that some of my friends here are going back to their countries for good.

  • I think I'm overdosed with caffeine now. Had a coffee and tiramisu today, I can feel the speed of my heart beat...

  • Oh ya, 2 days ago, I managed to grab an online deal from Groupy. It's a salon package! It includes professional consultation (according to the description), cut, blow, colour, highlight, treatment and GHD finish at Stella Hair Design. I got this worth of $285 package for $90! There goes my 4 nights of work (Don't get me wrong, I mean restaurant work!). But yea, I think it's a pretty good deal for my Chinese New Year new hairstyle. The voucher will be expired in Feb 2011 so I'll go to the salon in mid-Jan before I leave to Christchurch. It'll be my very first hair-dye. Still haven't decided what colour I'm going for. Any suggestions?

  • 3 close friends (Anin, Kei and Karen) birthday celebrations this coming week! Gonna have lots of programs this week^^

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Round and Bald

There was a Christmas special event at the Old Bank Arcade this evening. If you buy more than 20 dollars, you'll get to enter a lucky draw. The prizes were very attractive so Karen and I went to draw a luck. Unfortunately, it's not our luck today. It was funny that we stood in front of the prize list and picked the prizes we wanted as if we can get them very easily, lol. Anyway, what's not ours is not ours.

Another beginning day of work for the week. It's quite a good working day for me, cos it's busy. And my tasks were mainly wash dishes, dry, serving and clearing table, not much talking and thinking, which I prefer, rather than taking order and sorting bills. And since it was busy, I was always busy in front of tauke neo (btw, 'tauke neo' means 'female boss/the boss wife' in hokkien). It's funny that she called me Ah Hui. Quite nice to hear that actually, cos no one in Wellington ever call me that, it's how my family call me. Than other staff think it's easier to remember, so they also start to call me Ah Hui, lol.

I find it quite hard to introduce myself in NZ, cos it's hard for kiwis to pronounce and remember 'Hui', so usually I introduce myself as 'Lee' to kiwis (which I don't really like but I'm quite used to it already), the problem is when they talk to my friends who call me 'Lai', sometimes there will b disconnection on the person that they are talking. To mandarin speaking people, I usually introduce myself as 'Lee Hui'. So I don't really know which one is the best to use.

Working in restaurant, I find myself taking one extra meal, I have 4 meals today! Usually in the working place, we have dinner at 9pm, which is just when I finish work. But I can't starve b4 I go to work, otherwise I have no energy to work. It's nice to have different dishes, but the food there is quite oily and salty - MSG (it's how usually Chinese restaurant food taste). I guess you'll see me round and bald after a month XD.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Can't believe I was so loso for my last post! Anyway, I went to find my boss yesterday and made clear of my working schedule and also got my pay! =DD. I neither got fired nor quit the job.

Had my last Survival German class yesterday. I don't think I'm a survivor in Germany yet tho. To be honest, it's quite a hard language to learn. Every single objects has its own gender that we must remember, even non-living things! Ich bin verwirrt!!