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December Quickie

Before I procrastinate about updating my blog yet again, I thought I'd share a bit of what's left of December in another quickie. I'm going to do this point-style like taking notes in lectures. Ignore my lameness. :-P

- I think I totally missed Min Terk's premiere of the environmental-themed movie, Age of Stupid at the library. Oh well.

- FYP is being a chore again. I swear, I've done the same ammonium analysis at least 5 times. My current problem is related with the lab chemicals. Patience, Vanessa. You WILL persevere. (Inside: Turn blue, dammit!) Someday, this will all pay off. Deep breath.

- Business class makes my head go round. @_@ Very different from the usual fishies that greet me every semester. God forbid. It looks a challenge.

- Christmas in Penang came and went (Shu's family is wonderful), though I'm still in the festive season mood. ^^ It ain't over till the New Year! Some people think the festivities end right after Christmas. (I'm looking …

The Most Infuriating Search Engine Ever

Mystery Google.

Based on someone's recommendation, I tried out Mystery Google. Apparently it's in no way affiliated with Google and no matter what you search, you will always get the Google results of the search before you. And you can get some pretty strange answers. Like porn. Or Twilight. Or marriage proposals. Typing in Hello or gibberish gets hilarious answers. Oh and I tried typing 'This site is weird' and it led me to a Youtube MadTV video entitled Stop It. You get the gist.

Sometimes it gives a few lucky people 'missions' if you type in 'What is my mission?' and it'll be something like e-mail this person to do her homework or prank call/text this number. Lol! (I'll never do things like that) But a lot of people like the site in the spirit of pure fun.

Ah, the things bored people do.

On other matters, I'm going to Penang tomorrow! Wheee~ But I'll miss spending Christmas at home... Christmas is supposed to be a time to spend with you…

Miniseries: North and South (2004)

Miniseries: North and South
Year: 2004
Cast: Richard Armitage, Daniela Denby-Ashe, Sinéad Cusack, Rupert Evans
Episodes: 4

I've never enjoyed a costume drama as much as this! It should be waaay up there with Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility! It's a rare find, this miniseries wasn't widely advertised because it wasn't expected to be popular but BBC's message board crashed an hour after the first episode due to overwhelming public response. It was such a success that BBC released it on DVD. I don't think I'll be able to find it here in Malaysia though. Unless I order it. Heh.

It's based on Elizabeth Gaskell's classic, I'll try hunting for the book (reading online is just not the same!) Nothing I say will be able to do this series justice because British people are tonnes better at conveying their appreciation and adoration of this miniseries (I can find lots of information online about it, mostly from gushing fans). Not to be confused with…

In Need of Some Starlight

When I fall asleep:
I like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly,
it's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Because everything is never as it seems...
-Owl City (Fireflies)-
Just felt like it since it's always raining in Terengganu... =) I wouldn't mind having a pocketful of starlight in this season of joy and forgiveness. You never know when you'll need a bit of starlight in your life!&hearts Will there be a Christmas miracle this year? I sure hope so.

I just watched Emma (1996) in the holidays... This was my favourite line!

"Vanity working on a weak mind produces every kind of mischief." -Mr Knightley-

KK Hobbycon 2009 at Citymall

...where Sabahan anime and manga lovers unite. &hearts

Not that I'm an otaku or anything but I was once upon a time, therefore I could not resist this!!!

I missed the one in Asiacity Mall last year and apparently it was awesome. I feel like subjecting one of my little sisters to cosplay as something next year! *evil laugh* This year it was held at Citymall, Kota Kinabalu which is a really good choice (less pilaks) on the 11th and 12th of December. Anyway, there were a lot of those lolita girls when I was there because there was a lolita competition going on (the horror). The little stores there sold oddball things like paper crafts, magic and illusion items, full army gear (wtf), gundams and other figurines (very expensive) among other things.

There's a little Jedi in there, somewhere...
Even the kind of people visited this place were strange. I saw a lot of mature women who dressed like teenagers (rather trashy), disturbing uncles in cosplay with big cameras as well as your …

Spouting Nonsense

Something about December gets me in slo-mo mode... I loved my three weeks at home despite my puppy, Coco's deplorable toilet habits. Toilet-training has never been so hair-wrenching! Drives everyone nuts. She takes her sweet time doing her business outside and my other dogs hate her guts. Poor Coco. She's bald in some patches, so we tried switching her shampoo, anti-tick shampoo to medicated shampoo... It better work! I wanna see a cute poofball when I get back home. =D

Final semester!&hearts

Anyway, I'm back in uni! Yay! Before Christmas. Oh yay. Let me take a second to curse my always-delightful Terengganu uni for arranging our crappy holidays. @*&$#@#%! There, I had my moment. Let it be known that UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU HAS NO RESPECT WHATSOEVER FOR CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS. On top of that, Water Recreation Club is having a white water rafting event on Christmas Day. I don't care if I'm the secretary, I don't want to be known as the girl who died on …

Whacked Version of 2NE1's Fire!

This crazy Korean dance crew singing to 2NE1's Fire in their car, totally crack me up every time! That guy in white in front is such a funny retard. Don't watch if you don't like really bad singing and overly silly antics! XD

I wish I had more to post but the holidays kind of put the brakes on blogging for me... It's a bummer that I have to fly back to Terengganu on the 14th... I had dim sum for breakfast at Foo Phing today... SO GOOD. HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU. Then played pool and darts with my wacky sisters. I am equally bad in both.

Hope everyone's enjoying their December! =D

Back to the Future: Neopets!!!

I don't how, I don't know why, but out of sheer boredom, I've been playing Neopets (it's much easier to get freebies and Neopoints now, lol) plus it's the Advent Calendar month. Key Quest is my new favourite game! Real cute game...

This my 2nd Neopets account. My very first account, vrosemarie, got suspended a few years ago. Neopets can be a b**** sometimes...

On to other things...

I watched Judge Dredd (1995) the other day on TV which was wickedly awesome! Gotta luv those old sci-fi flicks! This one had Sylvester Stallone as the Classic Brute Hero and Diane Lane (she was a pretty young thing) as a Pair of Breasts and a much younger Rob Schneider as the Comic Relief Guy!!! And of course, Armand Assante as the Classic Psycho-villain. Seriously this movie rocked my sox! :-P

Gotta go back to frittering away my holidays doing mindless things...

Toodles! &hearts

P/S: My Neopets ID is vrosemaries if anyone with a Neopets account wants to be neofriends! XD

Drama Review: Easy Fortune Happy Life

Drama : Easy Fortune Happy Life (福氣又安康)
Year : 2009
Cast : Joe Chen, Blue Lan, Roy Xiu, Jocelyn Wang, Gino
Episodes: 17

Oh, the cheesefest! I don't usually pick up Taiwanese dramas but how can I miss another Chen Qiao En drama? Currently on my drama list is Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009) and I'm trying my best to trudge through it all... I miss Ethan Ruan from Fated to Love You (that drama was hilarious!!! Ji Bao Bei!), on the other hand, Blue Lan's so different! Kind of scary-looking and reserved-ish. But when he smiles, it's worth the watch! &hearts Roy Xiu, omg, SO PRETTY. The gangster get-up however is so Mike He ala Devil Beside You. (And Qiao En's next drama is with Roy Xiu! Bwahahahha, I'm soo watching that...)

The oh-so-rare smile...
THE PLOT: Dramawiki tells me that Easy Fortune Happy Life (don't even get me started on that title) begins with Yan Da Feng who is a rich, arrogant, hot tempered, bad boy who refuses to honor his grandfather's…

Sabah Supermodel & Manhunk 2009 - 1st Semifinals

At the rehearsal...
Lovin' my holidays a li'l too much! I've been meaning to do a post on the 1st semifinals of Sabah Supermodel & Manhunk 2009 competition (as bizarre as that is) but I've been just plain lazy and my excuse is that I've been waiting for the official pics to come out... And boy, were they hilarious to look at! (This is my sister's first time, an aunt asked her to join 3 days before the actual event...)

I don't know whether I prefer Sara smiling or vice versa...XD
My sis made me tag along for her dress fittings, rehearsal and I was really bored throughout it all. And the 'Manhunks'. Let me take a moment first to laugh!!! Hahahahhahahah! It's cute how some looked embarrassed, yet some of the more seasoned ones were shameless! The 1st runner-up last year, Fred Ho is joining again, Kai Di (2nd runner-up last year) is part of the organizers and the Manhunk 2008 winner, Charles Ng is part of the judging panel... (He smiled at me durin…

Unexpected Visitors...

Things that rendered me speechless when they came in my Terengganu house when I was staying there alone... This was the cutest!

The cutest thing evaahh!!! You're welcome anytime!!!

But what did I do to deserve THIS?!

Ribbit. I love driving girls insane.

Packing Woes

FIT, damn you!!!
I'm going back tomorrow!!!!!!! Yaaaayyy!!! Sayonara, lab work and creepy lonely house overrun with frogs, shrews and the like... (I actually go to the lab to be around people in the day...) But yay, I'm almost done with my first sample analysis! =)

That also means packing which totally stresses me out every time. Why don't I find packing enjoyable? After 3 hours of stuffing things into my bag, I usually end up sitting on my suitcase, trying to high heavens to zip the thing up... Who in the world actually enjoys packing? WHO?! The movers perhaps.

And when I'm finally done, it's always like, oh no, I forgot this and that (usually my toothbrush, other toiletries and shoes), and hell starts all over again. *pulls hair out*

I need a maid.

A Perky Thanksgiving

4As 1B in her UPSR!!! Congratulations, baby!
You know what? I enjoy making lists. Some of them end up forgotten like my End-of-year Resolutions (conveniently more like it) or my To-do List (more often that not). And since I'm feelin' so darn blessed recently, here's my list of all things I'm grateful for this year:

01) A loving family and good friends (I miss you all!!)
02) My adorable pets (Patches+Lucky+Paddy+Coco)
03) Unexpected encounters and new friends... :)
04) The holiday season!! (Oh no, Kristen's infected me!!!)
05) The invention of TV! Thank you, John Logie Baird!
06) South Koreans, how I love thee!
07) An internship that wasn't so bad after all! =)
08) CW TV shows
09) Lovely songs that get to me
10) Yogurt cheese cakes!
11) Kindness when you least expect it~
12) Going out to sea! I love it!! (Corals still freak me out though...)
13) Facebook (though I've been at it since last year..)
14) Just being 21!
15) WEEKENDS! (Best thing EVER)
16) My phunky fingernail th…

A Song to End the Day With

I've heard this song a few times in my neighbour, Chee Mei's car (always with the Chinese radio stations), and I liked this song just listening to it. I had NO idea what the song was called (the language still mystifies me) but I found out thanks to an old school friend. The video's crazy sad but sooo sweet! The song's about the one who got away and unspoken love (unbelievably mushy, I know). I didn't know Fish Leong was this good (with a name like that...)! Malaysia boleh! &hearts

Fish Leong - Qing Ge MV

Hope you liked it! =)

UPDATE: Okay, I just found out that the Chinese song that irritated me greatly for sampling Soulja's song, Kokoniiruyo (Stay By My Side ft. Thelma Aoyama), which I adore, is sung by the same Fish Leong. She was accused of plagiarism at one point. My fondness for this singer has died a little bit.

Once Upon a Time in KYC

I came across some old pictures (I've been flipping through a lot of old pictures recently) and it made me realize how empty high school would have been without sailing. I was a sailor once upon a time and I quit in 2004. I was neither excellent nor awful but I decided to give it a rest. People grow up, they take exams, and I started getting horrified at how dark I was getting. Lol. (I'm serious, a teacher once thought I was Indian once). And sure, I avoid KYC as much as I can because there's too many people who know you a little too well there, thanks to my family being loyal upstanding members of Kinabalu Yacht Club.

KYC in the evenings; Credit: KYC website
I got to visit lots of states for competitions, like Sarawak (Piasau Boat Club!), Negeri Sembilan (the BM of Semenanjung people scared me back then) and Kuantan (people liked that there were lots of girl sailors in Sabah!). Apparently, most states were lacking in girls in this sport. I've only sailed the Optimist, L…

November Quickie


I just had to say that even though it's been over for a couple of days but it took that long for it to sink in (and for me to catch up on sleep...). I still sleep at wonky hours, trying to fix that, 5 am is not normal!!! :-P

Anyway, for lack of better ideas to blog about (My brain is almost fully occupied with my FYP. Dun dun dun.), here is my dorky self in Matrics. TADAAA!!!
I'm the black stick in the back... H2T14 2006/2007!
Most people from my batch (who am I kidding, just about everyone), has never seen me in Matrics, lol. I appear and disappear like the night~ My tutorial class was just low key I guess and I was busy adjusting to the transition from high school (plus I'm really really quiet, I only got noisier in university and that's because I met the kind of people I can just be myself with!). I was deliberating whether to go for A Levels in Institut Sinaran, KK but I went with the Matrics offer instead.

Hopefully my Uncle Donald won't call me an…

One Day, Robots Will Cry

Lucky, I'll see you soon! Mama's coming home!
I still have one paper to go and my final year project lab work to do and I'm already thinking of home! And looking at cute puppy pictures (trying to determine the breed of my new puppy, Coco) makes me go SQUEEEEE!!!!

There's lotsa things I want to do when I get home (trying to save money here) and I'm trying not to make lists just yet!!! But there's so many people I want to see and places to go (end-of-year SALES), I can't wait to leave this place!

Currently listening to:

Cobra Starship seems to have lots of cool sounding names (albeit lengthy) for their songs... Kinda like Panic at the Disco and Fall-Out Boy and their music is widely featured on shows like Gossip Girl. They've got a lot of funky dance beats and funny lyrics to go with it. My favourites from their albums Viva La Cobra and Hot Mess are:

Damn, You Look Good And I'm Drunk (Scandalous) - Totally hilarious!!!
The World Has Its Shine (But I Would …

The Fang Craze

I know, I know, I blog waaay too much about TV shows when there's more raging matters at hand. Like the climate. Or the foolishness of youth. Or my final year project. Or the fact that 2012 is drawing nearer! (If you believe the Mayans.)

Moving on...
Bring on the fog machines!
The Vampire Diaries is actually a book series by L.J. Smith, which has been adapted for the small screen on the CW (Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill). The L.A. Times calls it a “good old fashioned gothic love story.” No surprise at all there since Twilight and True Blood are already mega popular. Something about a vampire's allure and the average watcher's predilection with blood and murder (e.g. CSI) has got people watching this. I'm no Twilight fan, I stand firm with my stance that the books are rubbish. The gorgeous actors, however, are worth going to the cinema for. True Blood's a fond pasttime of mine. &hearts

L-R: Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrey & Boone (hee hee)
THE CAST: Ian Somerhalder, Damon…

Wanted: Exterminator

WARNING: I know this might be a queasy subject for some people so do not continue reading if you're queasy about rodents and such...


There seems to be an EFFIN' SHREW family in the storeroom of my rented house. Shrews are kinda like mice only with elongated noses and stumpier tails. Really gross looking (I refuse to put up a picture. Google it.) Anyway, we set this trap in the storeroom (which is half open air and is located behind me and my roomies' bedroom) because I saw something suspicious scampering underneath the cupboard there (plus my roomie saw it running after an insect one night) and caught what we thought was a mutated mouse the next day. It released this wicked smell and we were like wtf, our room smells like fart now. I googled it and found out that the thing was a house shrew. It's not a pest, some people say we are BLESSED because we are now insect-free! But still, EWW. It releases this musk (more like farty?!) smell in breeding season (Heavens save u…

Are you a Gleek?

Recently my roomie's got me watching a TV show called Glee, a Fox production that started out this year. Wikipedia tells me that it's a musical comedy-drama. It seems to be rather popular now in the States but I'm only at episode 5 at the moment (I've got to get more episodes from her...)

Anyway, Glee, to put it simply, is a musical (I love musicals!) mixed with a little Scrubs/Ugly Betty type of humour and a little angst (which seems out of place honestly, maybe it's because I don't know if this is going to turn out as a joke?) I haven't fallen into the Glee bandwagon yet but I'll just see how many more episodes of this I can take... Maybe it's because I'm more used to shows with a different and less darker humour like Chuck and Gossip Girl. I'm also watching True Blood (but I ain't watchin' that for the humour, y'all. *wink*).

(L-R):Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron and Lea Michele
The Things I Like About Glee:
1) They sing popular mai…

How Time Flies

Three straight papers in three straight days are finally done and over with!!! Never been happier! =) Since I haven't been watching anything lately or gotten a full night's sleep recently...... And I have slightly more than a week to study for my Biotech Aqua paper... *sigh* This semester is ending and it's been fun. Then off to home for three weeks where my new Sony Ericsson phone awaits me to claim it as my own (and a bald puppy named Coco)!

(Dang, I swore not to make another Korean entertainment related post so soon. Oh well. Can't help it... ^_^)

I am endlessly amused by the 2PM phenomenon all over the world where people have been flash mob dancing to 2PM's songs... (Even Malaysia, lol. Thailand was really good!) Wild bunny fans the lot of them. I'm vaguely a 2PM fan, but just when I converted to 2PM worship, the leader manages to get himself unwittingly embroiled in controversy that ignited the rage of overzealous Korean patriots (is that you, Kim Jong-il?)…

The End of the World

I do NOT like the sound of this:

News Article - Britain to cut access of Internet pirates

And I quote:

"Britons who repeatedly download music or films illegally would have their accounts suspended, Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said, in an announcement that angered some Internet service providers."

Well thank goodness some Internet service providers are going to make a fuss... I hope they stall this for as long as possible. Then the rest of the other countries wouldn't have to follow suit. Apparently, this occurred directly after France made a similar announcement. Now how do I curse in French?

I'd hate to have to pay a fortune for the stuff I've downloaded, not watch a favorite TV show or settle for second-rate subs of my beloved dramas (the online subbing teams are so much better). Although this had to happen some day, at least this era would be known as The Glorious Era of Free File-sharing (or to the music industry: That Damnable Era of Internet Pirates Where…

Music Break: Dynamic Duo

Currently on repeat:

This has to be the most underrated song I've heard in a while... It's sung by the South Korean rap group Dynamic Duo featuring the crisp vocals of 8eight's Joo Hee. I've always liked 8eight and therefore this song is a great find!!! &hearts

Album: Gone…New Ways Always, Digital Single
Release Date: November 10th, 2008

Chorus (translation):
Love, like a flash of lightning
Hits you, stays then disappears like dust
I feel we burned it out too lightly
(I miss you)
Now we’ve scattered like smoke

It’s gone (It’s gone)
It’s gone (It’s gone)
It’s gone (Yeah)
It’s gone Love is gone (It’s gone)
It’s gone (It’s gone)
It’s gone (It’s gone)
It’s gone It’s gone Love is gone