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Weekly Update

Hello from a lousy blogger!

Why does time pass by so fast? I thought I was just born yesterday but now I’m 22 years old already wtf. I thought I just blogged yesterday but I realized it was actually one week ago and now I have to blog again ;___; Can someone invent that auto blogging thing already!

Sigh how can I be like this! blogging is supposed to be a hobby, not a chore. I think I know why I’m like this, it’s because I barely have time to do anything these days so whenever I have even one tiny minute of free time, I usually whip out my Kindle to read the 500+ books that are waiting to be read. (by the way, Kindle rocks, and my Kindle is white with peach leather cover and it’s so awesome everytime I take it out my cool-o-meter is increased by 100 times. Actually more like my nerd-o-meter T_T)

Anyway, today I feel rambly and now that I have time to sneak one short post, I’m gonna be an efficient blogger! And like all efficient bloggers, I actually have pictures to post! Pictures of me and not some random calf picture I stole from the net!!! I’m so excited can you not tell wtf. But unlike all efficient bloggers, these pictures are taken with my phone and not some DSLR/cun camera so pardon the bad quality.

From a million years ago, went with Ginny and Nat to this awesome Korean restaurant and ate this SUPER yummy…thingamajig. Don’t know what it’s called already but it’s like maggi goreng tambah all kinds of vege drowned in spicy sauce.

I was very very skeptical about this whole bubble tea rage in Malaysia now but then I tried this in Gong Cha and tried more in Chatime and now I’m hooked. I swear they put some sort of jampi in the tea to get people going this ballistic about plain ol’ bubble tea.

Went with Alex to this seafood place in Ampang cos I was craving for chili crab. I didn’t know any good seafood places so I googled “best seafood restaurant Malaysia” and this restaurant’s website said “we are the best seafood restaurant in Malaysia!” and I turned to him and said eh eh we must go to this one! They are the BEST! Stupid so easy to con me one T_T

Ok faster recommend me good seafood places!

Went to Ikea with my family and saw that they’ve stocked up on the dogs! The last time I went they only had one dog left (the big one, which I bought, and I sometimes think my dog is alive. On a few occasions, I remember clearly that I folded his tongue in (you can fold his tongue and snap his mouth shut one) and the next morning his tongue was out!!! I swear he’s alive, like in Toy Story *big wet eyes* so now I talk to my dog everyday cause I know he can understand me wtf)

So anywayyyy, they even have the small dogs now! I don’t know if I should buy one so he can accompany my big dog but now I’m a poor unemployed person so can’t afford to waste money on soft toys.

This is my life everyday now. KTM sucks cos they are never on time and they come very infrequently but oh well, my life could be worse.

I usually take the ladies’ coach so I don’t need to face gross perverty men who’d stare at me rudely but they’re usually super packed until cannot breathe kind. Sometimes it gets so packed that I basically have no space in between me and like 5 other people so I don’t have to hold the pole and I still won’t fall! Fulamak.

Today I thought to myself that gross men > being sandwiched to death so I took the non ladies’ coach and was surprised to find that men are actually not that disgusting after all wtf

Woke up yesterday and was shocked to see how long my hair is now, I’m finally a woman again and not some prepubescent chinese school boy T___T

I was given less than a day notice that I was going to be interviewed on BFM live, how nerve wrecking! It was an interview with Dzameer about Teach For Malaysia and they thought it’d be great to interview someone who’ll be doing it as well. It was quite scary at first when I thought of how judgmental I usually am when I’m listening to people’s interviews on radio and I thought of all these people who’ll be in their cars stuck in the jam listening to my croaky voice. But Caroline and Ezra were so friendly and nice that the entire thing was actually quite fun!

Here’s the podcast if you want to listen to it, but I warn you first ah I was talking very fast.

Finally here’s an emo picture of me Ginny took for Vanity Dreams

Ok that’s all for today, I have 10831 more calls to make to people who are applying to Teach For Malaysia. Have a good weekend everyone!

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Moo

So my promise to blog every few days has failed miserably :( but I’ll start NOW!

I’m sick of coming to my blog only to realize that I haven’t written a new post in more than a week. For some reason I kinda expected a blogpost to miraculously appear out of nowhere wtf. I wish someone would invent an auto blogging mechanism and embed it in my head so while waiting for the train or while taking a dump or while staring into space, I could just go “ok start recording. Today I feel a little blabla…blabla…blabla..end. Post” and tada it’ll be typed and posted on sweatlee.com

HAHA omg that’s such a good idea! Can do the same for emails and texts and basically everything in life. So the tagline for the product would be “Control everything in your life, from the confines of your mind”

Tsk tsk, such reliance on technology scares me. (wtf so contradictory)

Anywayyyy I’ve been busy with work lately. Have been working from 9 am-8 pm everyday, and they were telling me that when my fellowship starts end of the year, I’ll have to work even harder than this. Whaaaat! I immediately went “but what about my life?? I won’t have a life anymore!” and Dzameer, one of the cofounders, said, “Yeah you probably won’t for 2 years, but think about the many children’s lives and the impact you’ll make”. Grr I hate him for putting things into perspective for me :(

So yeah, the end of today’s short post. In the meantime, here’s a picture of a baby calf I stole from somewhere while googling image for “baby calf”

Moo, I’m so cute look at the heart shaped sign on my head!

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Goodbyes

I think one of the main reasons why I stop blogging so frequently is because I tweet a lot more now. It’s more convenient compared to having to open my WordPress and writing a bigger chunk of text, but I have to admit I always prefer writing in my blog a lot more. How can you express adequately your emotions and feelings and ideas in 140 characters? especially when you have to shorten words and things look so abrupt. It’s just not the same..

Anyway I’ve been back for good (still feels weird) for almost two weeks now and I’ve been doing nothing but bumming. After less than a week of bumming, I couldn’t take it anymore and went to look for something to do – anything! a job, an internship, volunteer work, whatever to make me feel more useful. So now I’m going to volunteer my services to Teach for Malaysia and will be their dutiful intern for a month!

I have to start work next week…..and working hours are somewhere between 9am-8pm if I’m lucky…..and I’m kinda regretting it…….why torture myself when I could chillax and lepak at home goyang kaki everyday! But I know how much help they need, and I DO have time and energy so why not.

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one of those days where I had all the time in the world so I took 12481 shots of myself in the same pose wtf

I actually have so much to blog about but I can’t remember what I wanted to say anymore ;___; I promise I’ll blog more frequently now, maybe even once in 2/3 days like before *gasp* so I don’t forget the things I want to say.

For today! I have photos from my graduation! These are nicer pictures since they’re taken with a camera and not my phone. What an abomination, a blogger taking pictures with her phone tsk tsk.

with my parents

spot me!

shanshan and I with our complete graduation regalia! It feels amazing to graduate alongside your best friend :)

FML my sunflower is dead wtf

with fellow Malaysians, Gim, Stef and Emily! (shanshan is our honorary Malaysian cos thanks to me, she speaks in malaysian accent (even stronger than mine) and remembers all the malaysian food (tosai, nasi lemak, roti, banana leaf rice, chilli pan mee))

with Chuck, my accounting professor! I love him cos he’s super eccentric and sarcastic, the kind of professors I usually like. He also gave me 99% in that class and when he saw me he said “good job! you Asian”. I asked if he even remembers my name and he said “it’ll come to me one day” wtf

Can you believe he’s 70+ years old and he baked brownies for us in EVERY class???? He also only wore suit to class so I asked him once if he bakes in his suit and he said “no, silly! I slip on an apron” hahaha

I think we took a total of 1000 over pictures that day cos our parents kept asking us to pose with EVERYthing -___-

“GOT FLOWERS! TAKE PICTURES!” *snap snap 20 times in same pose

“SQUIRRELS! STAND IN FRONT OF THEM” *snap snap

“WHITE PEOPLE!! TAKE WITH THEM” *snap snap

and everytime we stopped to talk to friends, we have 4 paparazzi taking pictures of us from all angles! hahaha and our friends would say “err i hope they’re your parents right”

Shanshan was grumbling about having to take so many pictures but hello! when will you get to have photographers following you everywhere and taking pics of you! Gotta love ‘em proud parents :D

In front of the chapel!

with my parents.

yes I changed my shoes wtf. I bought this pair for graduation but didn’t wear them earlier cos I was scared I’d trip when receiving my degree on stage hahaha

with the college sign and my dead sunflower. I don’t know why I kept holding on to it T_T

more pictures taken by the proud parents. Shanshan’s dad had 3 cameras and he used all 3 cameras everytime cos he said each camera produces different pictures, damn cute! But also very tiring for us to hold the poses  T_T

Anyway that’s the end of it! Everything went by so fast during graduation and I didn’t even have time to really say goodbye to shanshan. The last thing I remember was me helping her pack and bossing her around and nagging her as usual while she panics like a kid as usual (we have a funny relationship), and then we hugged and we kept saying we won’t cry and I left hurriedly cos I felt like I was choking in tears and then…gone.

Goodbyes are painful, and it’s worse when people make empty promises to each other. “I’m sure I’ll see you again” “I’ll come visit!” but I kept telling them “no, you won’t.” Let’s face it, we live on completely different sides of the world, and I rather face reality and bid a proper farewell than keep my hopes up.

Goodbyes are painful because it takes years to build a strong friendship, and no matter how much you say you’ll keep in touch, things will be very different when you are not physically close to each other. It takes years for a friendship to transcend superficiality and for two people to really know each other more than they know themselves. With Shanshan, I’d often say something and she’d know what I said actually didn’t reflect how I felt, and she was right 9 out of 10 times. Our friendship was painfully honest and incredibly real, and I’m afraid I wouldn’t find something like this once I get out of school anymore.

But..the world awaits. And so I bade farewell to my home for 4 years and my best friend who till this day is the prettiest girl I have ever met inside and outside, and pray that all our late night talks on our big dreams and hopes will come true.