Pasta fiesta

Cooking can be messy, especially when you don`t know how. Lene and me was planning to cook spagetti today. She came early in the morning. Around 11.30 to be exact. Here are the problem arises during the cooking process

1) doesn`t have the indgredient - at first we wanna go jusco and buy, but luckly, the mini mart below my apartment sell every of the ingredient needed to make a spagetti. HOwever, we decided to cook macaroni instead... and we over bought.... turns out the portion we bought is enough for 5 people.

2) forget to buy garlic and onions- we realised that after we boiled the macaroni. Ran downstairs and bought onions.. Didn`t buy garlic though cuz it comes in bulk.. and we only need 1.

3) No idea how to make the paste - we dump everything that looks red. Pasta sources, tomato paste, tomato sourcecs.

4) Main ingredient - yeap.. we prepared everything then we remembered.. the meat... that`s the main ingredient of the paste, and we forget to defrost it.. aiks.......


After very much delay, lunch was finally ready. Interestingly, it was edible.... in fact.. it taste quite nice... (probably due to hunger) or just to make myself happy... it`s a sucess hehehe :P one way or another, it was done and I`m proud to say that I can cook pasta.... hehehehe

Exam blues.

Once again, it`s exam season again. The fact that Malaysian`s education system is too exam oriented had never give a big impact on me until I came here. *here refers to MMU melaka, or practicly any college or university. Everytime after one week or two, it`s exam. Then another week of studying, it`s exam again. What`s with so many exam??????? I`m a person who hate studying and don`t study. The only problem is when everyone else start to study, I feel guilty. Besides, there is one person who`ll constantly wish me bad luck if I don`t study... sigh... as a result, I have no choice but to go through the tortures process of reading and answering questions.

My exam schedule is pretty tight. While a lot of other students will have 5 subjects spread out in two weeks time, I had mine in one week. Which only means I`ll have to sit for exam everyday. On Monday, I`ll have english, Tuesday computer applications, Wednesday, human development, Thursday, Physics and Saturday Pre-calculus.

I`m particularly worried about english. I already had an A- for my mid term. It`s pretty hard for me to get back to A. I alway thought of the happy days where language subjects will stop hurting my academic achievement. This will be the last year I hope... please let me score an A... I don`t know where is my mistake. Is my grammar that terrible? or I`m not gifted with the ability to write? or maybe for the simple reason that my handwritting is horrible. Thousands and one reasons but no solutions. Some one please help me.. I don`t wanna score A- or B for my english!!

Then it`s physics. Everyone who knew me knows I adored physics. I love physics and anything related to it. THe only quiz I love to participate is quizes related to physics... and proudly I would say I`m pretty good at it last time.. winning quiz that brought me to national level.... But some how, college physics sucks. I dono whether it`s due to the fact that I have sucky lecturer or because I just suck. I never had problem in physics in my sec. school thanks to two great teachers of mine. With them, books are no longer necessary. Frankly, I did any exercise for physics in my sec. school years and I still manage to score one of the highest in school. Now, I couldn`t understand the question even if I refer to the book. One reason is because I never refer to the book before for physics. All of a sudden, I have to use it... it`s like a total stranger to me.. providing little or no help at all... I need a tutor.... and it better be good.

Enough of whinning, it`s back to studying... before that some one wish me bad luck for my exams.... (and for this exam... I need all the luck I can get)

A game of risk

A game of risk. A game I never played and never want to play because it involve too much of verbal cooperation and alliance. Everything you do, you`ll either help someone and piss someone off. And I`ve been very lucky to have been avoiding that game...until today. I was feeling pretty bored and just see a game with a group of spb`ians as a watcher. I just watch. Then one of the player felt lame and quit and the rest asked me to play. So I play, involunteerly. I don`t really know how to play and what` the strategy involve. I just attack with whatever I have. And a player which I attack is making a very big fuss about why I attack him and keep grumbling that I attack him and blame that the whole game is ruin because of me attacking him. I got so fed up I quit... after only 1 round of playing. I only move one fu******* time and all the fuss. I don`t see a point of playing anymore and I walk off the game. I see him smiling after me leaving but I don`t care. I`m blogging this while they still playing.. and walah.. another comotion appear blaming who didn`t attack and who attack....


P:s I still think risk is a very interactive and nice game... however it just suck when the people playing it sucks.

When the moon looks like a cake.

I never understand what mooncake festival is all about. Probably I never will. Every year around these time, there is some nice and sweet cakes call mooncake and cute little lanterns. Well, hiprocrasy or not, I still celebrate mooncake festival even though I don`t know what it really meant. (extra food and mooncake doesn`t kill). Yesterday, Lene and me went to Malacca High School to attend their mooncake celebration.

It`s not as grand as I`ve expected however it was fun. Had some little silly games that brings back memories of childhood. Then of course, we had food. That`s always the best part of any celebration. For RM 2, I would say they serve superb delicasy. Really. Imagine, fried mee, fried mee hoon, sausages, curry chicken, jelly, watermelon, drinks and even mooncake too.. All for RM2 :)

Then, Adelene bug her friend to go to satay celup... food again. Gosh, she can eat.. she ate more than 3 persons food... Scary...... It was a wonderful night. Wish can have another outing like that. :)

Hmm... a world of silence

Well, this morning I woke up at 1.... feeling pretty giddy. Suddenly I felt a little uneasy on my right side of my ear. I have problem with my right ear for quite some time. Probably since last year. At high amplitude my right ear get jammed, high pictch sounds actually hurt my ear drum and recently, it just get block all the time. It`s like it`s being air block by a buble. And as of today, it`s pretty bad. My ear is completely air block and I`m feeling the pressure.

Let me tell you what`s the effect of it. First of all, I couldn`t hear anything with my right ear, which therefore make me half deaf. I can`t listen to a normal conversation unless it`s on my left side of the ear. I can`t listen to people if they wisper. However, that`s not the only problem. Due the unbalance pressure in both of my ear drums, I`m feeling giddy all the time and I get serious motion sickness ie; when i play cs, or travelling.

I really do hope all this effect i temporary. Haha. or not I`ll be completely deaf and can`t hear music anymore.. but beethovant compose music when he`s deaf.. hmmm.. maybe it`s not a bad thing after all.... I wonder.....

How to manage your expenses

This is the title for one of my essays given to me as a trial for the coming english test... Language subject is currently one of my weakeast subject. Since this title is very much related to my life, I shall blog this up (and as my homework) Killing two birds with one stone :P

If the planets revolve around the sun, then the world revolve around money. No doubt that the big M word plays a major part in our life. Money is never the root of all evil, only lack of it. Therefore, it`s very essential for everyone to know how to spend and manage their expenses wisely. It`s actually rather simple. All it takes is just 3 simple and pratical moves; save, plan and minimize.

A very wise choice in financial planning is to save at least 10% of one`s total income or allowance. This is of course flexible depending on situation. For example, if there is a particular month that requires higher expenditure, then one can save less and vice versa. 10% may not seem a lot but when the time comes where there is a sudden emergency that needs a lump sum of cash, that total of 10% acumalated might just be a life saver.

Next, would be planing. Always list down the item of what to buy or what to spend. Do so especially for expenses like water and electricity bills, household items, food and lounging. Be a little extra hardworking and jotted down what item to buy before shopping. This will avoid unessassary spending by buying unessassary items.

Apart from those two, one should minimize the expenses. This doesn`nt not mean that one have to be a cheapscake or avaricious. Minimize in the sense of don`t spend extra money when it`s not really needed. Simples things like making breakfast at home instead of having it outside can cut down one`s expenses. There are lots of other examples like car pooling to save petrol (and the environment too), wash own cloths instead of sending it to the laundry, and read news online rather than buying newspapers.

As a conclusion, it only takes a little sacrifice to save money, a little time to plan and a little effort minimize expenditure make a enjoy a good financial security. Managing one`s expenses wisely could just be a factor to one`s sucess as financial financial would no longer be a burden anymore and one could concentrate on their life achievement.

Aiks.. I guess the essay sux.. of cuz it does cuz it couldn`t even convincec me to do any of those.. haahha.bother la.. it`s just a stupid acca

It`s my birthday :P :P :P

Yeap, another year have pass and I`m one year older. I`m officially 18.. yipee.. It means that I can get a credit card. :P :P :P Oh well.. It`s been the best birthday I ever had... Let write the cronology of the event :

11.59pm (4th of September) - Kian Liang sms me to wish me birthday- 1 minute too early :P
0000 am (5th Sept) - Adelene sms and gave a miss call and my battery died soon after than...
0100 - Check my phone and discover tonnes of birthday smses.
0130 - Joanne called to wish me happy birthday... soon after Claired called.
0200 - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
0745 - Woke up ( early for the first time on monday)
0800 - Arrive class on time.... nearly never happened before except for the first day of uni.
1000- Receive a few more smses during class and went to plaza siswa to buy breakfast even though it`s lecture hours
12.00- Went to check my Pre-calculus marks... I drop 0.11% compare to the last test... damm.
1215 - Met up with Adelene and had lunch with my classmates.
1300 - Did english homework for the first time since form 3. (thought of being good on my birthday and Lene gave be my birthday present.. I don`t know what is it :P )
1400 - English classes started and have trial run for our speaking test. It`s damm hard.
1600- Came back to spr and lepak around
1700 - Watch phantom of the opera with Adelene
1900 - Adelene treated me dinner in secret recipe. Lamb Stew and Lazania is super delicious
2000- Walk around tesco and bought a boaster.. hehehe
2100 - Went back to my apartment and took my bath
21.15- Finish my bath and went back to my room.. it`s all dark... then I saw candles, It`s a birthday cake!!! how the hell did it get there???????
2200 - Went to spr to share the cakes.. finish in less than 15 minutes.. damm.. secret recipe`s blueberry chees cake is highly sought after I guess :
2359 - My birthday is finaaly ending... thank god for giving me such a wonderful day :)

HAha.. another movie again

Yeap.. it`s my third movie since last saturday..... This time it`s dark waters... A english horror movie dupped from the original version (japanese). It`s not really scary but it`s has a nice story plot and it`s pretty good too..

Today I woke up pretty late. 11.30 to be exact. I changed my cloth and went to meet up with the rest of my friend in the ktm station at 12.30. Then arrive in mid valley and had sushi. Their green tea is the best. Drank 7 cups.. hehehe as usual.. :P

Nth much else happen today, it`s been nice though to talk with my ex-secondary school friends. They`re just not replaceable no matter how many new friends I have in my university.... Miss them so much...

Home again!

Yea.. it seems that I`m coming back pretty often this month.. I`m got use that the fact that there won`t be a smooth journey back to kajang.. And today is no exception. To avoid the risk of all the tickets being sold out, Aaron and I bought the tickets a day earlier.... However due to certain circumstances we`re late for the bus and we misses it by a mere minutes.. We saw the bus left right in front of our eyes. Talk about agony. So we went back in the station to buy ticket for the next bus. Guess what? ticket is sold out. Arrhhh..

We manage to find our way back by tumpang-ing a friends car but troubled he and his mom a lot. He`s send us all the way from his house in kesuma lake (beranang, negeri sembilan) Thank god for such a kind soul.. or not I`m probably stuck at Malacca *which of cuz is not really a bad thing because I heard my friends there are going Pantai Kundur...

Anyway.... since my parents wants me home.. I guess I couldn`t do say much... I`m back home and I rest my case.

Home again!

Yea.. it seems that I`m coming back pretty often this month.. I`m got use that the fact that there won`t be a smooth journey back to kajang.. And today is no exception. To avoid the risk of all the tickets being sold out, Aaron and I bought the tickets a day earlier.... However due to certain circumstances we`re late for the bus and we misses it by a mere minutes.. We saw the bus left right in front of our eyes. Talk about agony. So we went back in the station to buy ticket for the next bus. Guess what? ticket is sold out. Arrhhh..

We manage to find our way back by tumpang-ing a friends car but troubled he and his mom a lot. He`s send us all the way from his house in kesuma lake (beranang, negeri sembilan) Thank god for such a kind soul.. or not I`m probably stuck at Malacca *which of cuz is not really a bad thing because I heard my friends there are going Pantai Kundur...

Anyway.... since my parents wants me home.. I guess I couldn`t do say much... I`m back home and I rest my case.

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Regards,
Alex