Friday, December 23, 2011

Embracing the Christmas Mode

It's Christmas eve.
What's your plan for tomorrow?
Hmmmm.. I know I will be with my lovelies.
What about you?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Solstice Festival

22 December 2011 marks the day when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest and also it's the day where we celebrate the Dongzhi Festival (Winter Solstice Festival). Dongzhi Festival is a time where family get together to make and eat tangyuan (湯圓), the balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. Normally in my family, we make our tangyuan in 4 colors which represents the 4 seasons (summer, autumn, fall and winter) but some people prefer to do it just white.

This year around I celebrated the Dongzhi Festival twice. One with my family from Ipoh (Mum & Dad) and second one with my lovelies in Penang. The first round was a more perfect and more nicely done compare to the one I did myself in Penang. Mum is always the best (in providing guidance and help). The following pictures shows the whole process of how tangyuan was done (in my house).

Prep the flour 4 colors ( red-autumn, yellow-fall, green-summer and white-winter )
Roll roll roll and round they be
Put them in boiling water
When they are done, put them in cold water
Take them out and put them into a bowl with sweet soup. wahla! SERVED!
The second round started of with a minor hiccup where I when back to Penang and realized that in Penang glutinous flour gets sold out during the Dongzhi  Festival. I when around Penang search high and low for it and in the end got it from a mall, Sunshine Square.

4 malls and 2 convenient shops for ONE packet of this flour. 
And it dint turn out well as I failed the first batch of trying to make the dough. I added too much water. LOL. It was so sticky that we threw it away. Victor and Allen was at my house helping out, along with my housemates Kim, Keat and Ben. <3 you guys to the make and thanks for bearing with my epic failure and the not-so-good tasting tangyuan.

This is how it turned out to look like.
6 bowls of nice balls - Sean Tierney
Rolled by Victor & looks like him.
In the end, we enjoyed the process more than the meal itself as it dint really taste good (sweet soup wasn't sweet enough and quantity, too little) but main point we had fun and Victor learned to scrap of the ginger skin and Allen rolled tangyuan for the first time (if I not mistaken)

AFTERMATHS :-
I ended up with flour all over my hair and body >.<
Thank guys for tonight! Too bad for David who cant make it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last Kiss

take me by my hand,
pull me close to you,
so close that i could rest my head on your shoulder,
slowly we sway as we dance under the moonlight,
the softness of your every step swept me off my feet,
closed my eyes as i feel safe in your embrace,
please do not let this night end cause i will miss your touch, your smell and your warmth.
please never let me go ever again.

#effect of listening to much emo songs.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dedication to Genting - Genting Blog Competition

Dear Genting :

You have always been there.

I still have the picture of 'lil me riding my fav dinosaur ride in the Theme Park Hotel's indoor theme park hanging on the wall. Always reminding me of the good times I had in Genting and it is seriously something, somewhere where I grew up with. My first trip to Genting is when I was 4 years old and until today I still make trips up to Genting for the entertainment and the weather.

Well, we are never too old for the Merry-Goes-Round

Dear Genting :

I wish you great growth and future expansion.

I know Genting is the biggest theme park in  Malaysia but I still wish to see Genting growing into a more FUN-FILLED with MORE rides and entertainment to offer. When I was young, I have this Genting Annual Passport thing where I pay once to get access to Lenting for whole year round. Those days I really do goes up Genting almost every weekend. That time all I look out for is - NEW RIDES. *pssst~ it can get really boring to ride the same ride over and over again in Genting every weeks. but that is where I first found the joy of shopping in Genting =)*




Lastly :

THANK YOU GENTING FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE AND YOU ARE ALWAYS THE BEST PLACE THAT I COULD ENJOY SIPPING MY STARBUCKS OUT IN THE COLD BREEZE. <3

Love,

Khatrine Lim

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hotel and Accommodation - Genting Blog Competition

The usual happening place
The normal place that I would normally stay during my trip up is *jeng jeng!* First World Hotel.
The reason behind it is so simple.

  1. It's price = Reasonable
  2. Environment = It has a SHOPPING MALL in it. *shopaholic's heaven!* Not to mention also a INDOOR THEME PARK and lotso FOOOD outlets.
  3. Convenient = Near to everything. Just have to take the escalator and you will be there. No need to go out into the COLD OUTSIDE.
Actually it has always been a fixed thing that we would stay in First World Hotel whenever we are up. Even we are not staying there, we are sure to go there also. However, one negative thing about the First World Hotel is that the rooms are REALLY small but what do you expect from a value for money room right? *cheers!* So overall, it's NOT-THAT-BAD tho. Sometime we do get unexpected upgrade to a bigger room which has 2 Queen size bed and all. It's was a pleasant stay.



First World is actually filled with lots of entertainment. My best would be the Ripley's Believe It Or Not - the one you always watch on TV featuring weird stuff. Yah~ here you get to experience it right in front of your eyes. There is alot *i meant ALOT!* of interesting for you to explore and I guarantee you that you can spend whole day just trying to solve all the mysterious stuff in there lo.

Else that just this.. Let me tell you what - First World also has much retails that you can shop in and they are always having SALES!! Trust me. Shopping in Genting is NOT expensive as most people would think and they fashion collection there are more up to date. Back in those days, I would actually goes up to Genting just to shop *evil grin!* I would call it, retail therapy *especially with the cold weather, I tend to shop more//SHOP TILL I DROP!!* =X

Try for yourself and you will know. 

Flora & Fauna - Genting Blog Competition

"As the fog comes in and wind breezes, a shade of sunlight hits the face but nonetheless its ain't hot. Sounds of humming bees and chirping birds fills the sky."
The phrase above perfectly describe the weather and environment of Genting Highlands.

Genting Highlands Resort is set in midst of lush natural flora and fauna of the Malaysia rainforest. As you take the skyway up Genting from Gothong Jaya you will witness the wonder of Mother Nature as the whole ground below is carpeted with the green canopy.



BTW, as you walk along the corridors in Genting you will realize that their flowers actually grows very pretty. Their colors are vibrant and they bloom so beautifully. I guess the weather provide them the best environment to grow.

Thus, I strongly believe if a person were to stay longer in Genting Highlands, the nicer completion they will have. I strongly believe is the secret magic of Genting weather. *wink!*

Theme Park - Genting Blog Contest

Waking up to the screams of people as they shoot off into the clouds is a norm in Genting. I remember being all hyped up whenever I wakes up in Genting, knowing its a brand new days filled with .

Why am I excited ?
I'm heading to the theme park today !!
Can you find a reason not to be excited? NO.

Genting Outdoor Theme Park

The first ride that I normally looks forward to in the outdoor theme park would be the 'Cockscrew'. I would say this is one of the oldest and ever AWESOME roller coaster you can ever find in Malaysia. It would keep you screaming at the top of your lungs with it's sudden slopes, 360 degree circle, velocity and acceleration. It just gives you the adrenaline rush. *awww man~ I wish I'm in Genting now!* They have new rides such as the Pirate Ship and Beryl's Chocolate Wonderland that I've not gotten myself on and I'm looking forward to make a trip down there someday SOON!

My record : Been on this ride continuously for 16 times.
Up to date, Genting outdoor theme park houses more than 50 not boring  rides. You may spend whole day going from rides to rides, minus the queuing part - its practically a fun-filled day. Come and experience yourself, words would not express much of the excitement and fun.

WARNING!! : YOU MIGHT SUFFER VOICE LOST, DIZZY LEGS & SPINNING TUMMY  

Up UP you GO!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I read my whole blog.

interesting. XD

as the title says it all.

i read my blog till the end. and realize there is so much things that i've written back then.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Last day of class after 4 years in Uni.

Today is the last day of class for my whole uni years. 4years in UTAR. Nothing much about it. Nothing memorable or so. But I can say that it has really been a journey in life. Great experience.

I still can recal the first day I'm in UTAR. It's kinda a scary place. I had cultural shock to be. LOL. The reason is that every one around speaks MANDARIN. And it's not a language that I speaks. =X But as time goes by, I realize that it's not that bad and I slowly began to speak more mandarin. It gradually became a language to me then. XD

I met alot great ppl along the way and I've lost some along the way. But I remember everything that happened and everyone that I've met. I cherish every moment we spent. It has been ups and downs, sweet and sour. Love you guys all. I will miss my Uni life. =(

18 April 2010

I got my Si Gemuk! haha.
My 1st car! woot~!!
Dint post much about it. But yah! im so proud! that i finally has an asset of my own.
However, this comes with a huge price as well. Meaning I will be RM500 poorer every month. haha.

CAR PLATE : "look kau, sam pat* AHM 6938.
<3 will post some pic when I have it. XD

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Have A Cat *again!*

As the title says,
I have a cat again. =)
It's a orange one this time.
Orange Pascal - my new baby
I found her in UTAR's Block H, under a bench - infront of the surau.
She was meowing for the whole morning and I see she so pityful as there's no other kitten's there nor any grown cat around. I assume she is alone. So I find a box, put her in and ask my housemate, Mei to bring her home.

This will be my last semester here in Kampar. So, as we has always been SPCA to alot of animal, this might be the last one. This is also one of the reason I brought her home. However, she is also open for adoption, if anyone interested you can give me a buzz and we'll see about it. As my home and Mei's home also got dogs so we cant really keep her.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tung Tung Chiang 2011.

Gong Xi Gong Xi to everyone~!
Wish you and your family a healthy, wealthy and happy bunny year ahead.!!
1st day of Chinese New Year normally began with having all the family members gather at my house for 'tong sui/糖水' (sweet soup, desert) and all the Chinese New Year cookies. Mainly it's like the family annual gathering. Then few years back we use to go around for visiting but ever since my grandma passed away, we seldom go for visiting cause us, the younger generation are not 'so-close' to the elders (for example: grandma's godsis, grandma's cousin, far far far related peoples..etc..) 

This year, after they came to my place, we adjourned to  my aunt's house (dad's sister) with my uncle and family and grandpa. Sat and talk, catching up on all happenings. Until one point, we was talking about my younger cousin bro (19years old) this year gotten his driving license. Then his mum was saying his driving very scary, noobii driving. XD My dad suddenly came out saying, "next time you drive, ask yeh yeh (grandpa) sit next to you la. yeh yeh used to drive lorry wan lorh!" Then  suddenly came to think, my old grandpa, who can hardly walk today used to work in a 'wood' industry (i guess!) handling huge machines, drives lorry and etc. 

Time has really gotten us. I remember being young, sitting in his house, listening to all his stories, guessing all his puzzles, learning to play Chinese chess (that i would never understand) and many more. Today my grandpa is much more grumpy and forgetful. He stays in an old folks home and we seldom visits him as we are all busy with our daily jobs and all. 

Thinking about it, will this be how we all gonna end our life.?
Neh~ lets skip this sad topic for Chinese New Year. 

TO ALL : Happy Chinese New Year again and do appreciate your family. Each and everyone of them. =) LOVE.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

im jealous. trust me. I AM

what am I jealous of.. 
Im jealous of someone. why?
cause I dont understand what so great about her.
she does make me sick some time.
but why why why why people seems to be more attracted to her.
yes- Im jealous of the attention she got.

I AM. so what.?
what can I do?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Year3/Trimester3

Yea. I'm finally at my final semester now. SO what's so great about it.? Nah~ it's not fun. I'm leaving Kampar soon. I'm sure gonna miss this place after I left. =( but this is life. Things comes and go.

Hmm.. Something about this semester that is different. OUR TIMETABLE. Some how we became flexi student thus we have to arrange our own timetable and the former class, T6 are no longer together. We all became separated. *watery eyes. @.@* And that is not the saddest part yet.

The saddest thing is that after all of us finished our final thesis, we came to know more about people in our class, people among us. We got to see much of their true self, how much can they be committed and how much they treat you like a friend and how did they backstab you as well. Interesting huh.?! But that is what happen.

Today all of us has a torn in our heart, tiny lil torn that prick our heart each day, leading us to be less forgiving and we became more careful in our speech. We could not be friends again like we used to be. Things are so different now. After being together for almost 3 years, today we are all distancing ourselves in order to preserve those happy memories that we had together as if we put this out, things will turn real ugly.

Trust me.

We are all not the same any more.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Consequences.

Some time I realize people does things without thinking about the consequences. Leaving others to apologies for their doing. *urgh!* It's not that I mind what you've done, but what is bothering me is, why must the innocent ones say 'sorry' and the guilty ones just act like nothing had happened.? I felt so 'nge tai' (not worthy) for you. Cause for what 'that person' has done, I know you are hurt and I know you cant do anything but to say sorry to me on their behalf.

This is life laarh.. There's so many things happening and we try to hide or solve as much as we could but there are still the after-effect. Thus, some time things that we thought has been left behind has not really been fully abandoned.

I do feel some time that I want to run away and hide from all these past. But it's not as easy as said. I need to bear for all that I've done and I would have to stand by strong for all those that I love. It's not easy, but I wish I could be tougher so when you need to fall, I can support.

Ninja Me!