Saturday, February 23, 2008

And you thought Niki was mean ...

Thinking back, I have lost count on the number of times people (especially people from the opposite gender) say that I am very mean when I comment on girls … Well, the thing is, I’ve lived a big portion of my life with my dad’s close friends (Yes, one of them is Uncle Bob, for those of you who have been privileged enough to meet him, you know what I’m talking about), and that has obviously shaped the person that I am today … One of the more famous jokes from uncle Bob, that I’ve used as well …

Scenario 1
Uncle Bob: Wah, look at that girl !!!
Niki: Huh? Which wan?!?!?
Uncle Bob: That one there la …
Niki: That fat wan ?
Uncle Bob: Yea, her thighs are sooooo big, they should be on a cow !!!
Niki: *Laughs hysterically*

Yes, I do think that some girl's thighs look like that ...
Scenario 2
Uncle Bob: eh, look at that *signals girl*
Niki: Uhuh…
Uncle Bob: When she sits down rite … it's like she has sand dunes on her stomach …
Niki: *ROFL*

Then I came to the UK, and forgot all the sarcasm, that came along with my dad’s friends … I was reminded of it once again when I went back to M’sia during last year’s summer break … but the joke that takes it all, has to be from Uncle Lin when he was in Birmingham for the Masters Hockey Tournament.

Uncle Lin: Look at the size of those jugs …
Niki: Erm, that’s quite normal in the UK …
Uncle Lin: I bet if I import a few of them … I could open a factory and compete with Dutch Lady … my brand would be called “English Lady”
Niki: *Speechless*

And when the tournament ended, and everyone went back to M’sia, the sarcasm stopped … until … I met my new coach, Coach Chris …

1st Scenario
Chris: So who did XXXX bring home this week ?
Steve: Oh, he brought YYYY back …
Chris: Goodness, what was he thinking ? Bringing a tub of margarine home !!!
Niki: *Laughs hysterically*

2nd Scenario
Chris: What’s happening on the field?
Niki: Erm, I dunno, looks like some old women trying to play hockey ….
*walks to the pitch, sees the women there, whom aren’t the skinniest of people*
Chris: Good lord, that’s like cellulite city on the field !!!

So for all of you that think that I’m still mean after reading this post …
1. You obviously haven’t met the people that influence me.
2. You have not realised that there are much meaner people compared to me around.
3. Lastly, You have no sense of humour.

Evidence

Well, this post is due a certain threat that I've received lately ... Serious Sam ( Not his real name .... you noe who you are ... Yes, yes, U SERIOUS SAM !!!), Ed, Jon, Topher, Funlynn and all other random variables in my life ... If i do not make it past tomorrow ... the following picture would show you why ... please find the person responsible and avenge me / report to relevant authorities .... as a matter of fact, putting ur names here might mean that I've put ur lives in danger as well .... =S


Update: I am now living in fear *chill runs down spine*

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chinese New Year @ Bristol

It's that time of year again, where red is prolly the most important colour ... with ppl wearing red clothes, and aunties and uncles giving out red packets ... however, waking up on Chinese New Year Eve this year was different, as a matter of fact VERY differet from what i was accustomed to ... The typical Chinese New Year Eve in M'sia would revolve around, waking up really early in the morning, which would then continue with the battling of the traffic to get back to Tapah (which is about 45 minutes before Ipoh, if you're coming from KL) and end with a reunion dinner, where everyone starts drinking about 6 ... although everyone only really eats dinner at 7-ish .... and the best part of it all is dinner does not stop there, as we will then proceed on with a BBQ for supper .... and this would not end till the wee hours of the morning ....

CNY eve in Bristol however, started off rather differently, with me waking up late (when compared with the time I have to wake up in M'sia) .... attending lectures and then having lunch with Teng for a bit .... before she left to see her supervisor, and get ready ... Continuing on, PELACURs were at mine at 5.45, although meet time SUPPOSED to be at 1800 hours .... but as usual, M'sian timing NEVER let's us down, and everyone was really only ready at about 6.20 ...

So due to certain individuals, we missed the bus, however, that could have been seen as a blessing in disguise as it gave everyone a chance to mingle around abit and get into the festive mood before even reaching the restaurant ....

The guys of PELACUR LLP ... "Erm, Ed, u do realise it's Ching Chong New Year's Ever rite ? Not halloween?" From Left to Right: Jonathan Chan, Christopher Leong, Edward Saw & Niki Poon

On the bus. From Left to Right: Me, Topher, Jon and Ed
The restaurant that we went to, Dynasty, supposedly had a very good reputation and was even described by certain food critics as "Dynasty is to Chinese food what Porsche is to cars"

The main entrance of Dynasty.

I must admit however, that unlike Mayflower, this place does have rather impressive Deco, but then again, the important thing about a restaurant, is not it's outlook but rather it's food .... Heck, that why, me, ikmal and Ian have always believed Nasi Lemak Asia ( Now everyone can eat Nasi Lemak !!! =D ... rite mal ? yes? no? )
Anyways, upon walking into the restaurant, we were greeted by many familiar faces (no, not the waiters) ... It was the Derek himself and the BA ppl, which were suprisingly very un-m'sian as they were very ON TIME ...

"Wah Derek, didn't know u were working there ?" ... =P ... In the Picture: Derek Soh
Not only were they on time, the karaoke, had apparently started already !!! And here we thought no one was going to sing, and we were going to have a hard time convincing others to sing ... =S ... From Left to Right: Random Variable & Wei Ho
Upon being seated at the tables we were greeted by something rather familiar ... "Could that be ? Could it just be?"

Yes they were Red Packets or more affectionally known as Ang Pows !!! ... but unlike usual Ang Pows ... these had a twist to them, those who were lucky enough to get an Ang Pow with a bell, would then be asked to perform a song of his/ her choice later on in the evening ...

And soon dinner was served, but just before starters, we were treated to a "suprise piano performance" by Tory which wasn't much of a suprise anymore with the keyboard that was displayed from much ealier giving it away. In this picture: Tory & Casio Privia Keyboard
Starters: Crispy Duck.


But there were some other suprises in store for everyone, actually more like for Topher. Who seems to be at the receiving end of quite a number of Alubas (one Aluba per celebration so far, Christmas & CNY, prolly Valentines and Merdeka to come!!! ) In this Picture: Topher

Random Variable Dish. Don't know what it's called.

Crabs
Lobsters
The coke bottles did make us feel abit nostalgic ... remember back then when Coke used to come in them nice bottles? and you could later play "Bottle Caps"? =D
"Ok ppl. serious face please" ... Funlynn not quite getting the concept =S ...
And soon, the karaoke started .... and although Franky was supposed to start the ball rolling, he somehow managed to escape and pass the liability ( sorry for the use of A&F (Accounting and Finance) terms, it's in my blood =S ) on to Fei Kiat & Hsieh Ni


The crowd did however seem rather happy with that .... The exact reason as to whether they were happy because Fei Kiat and Hsieh Ni were going to sing a duet, or the fact that Frankie was no longer singing, remains a mystery ... From Left, Clockwise: Sindy To, William Chung, Jon, Topher (partially blocked), Me, Ed, Funlynn, Hui Shun, Wei Chyi, Shir Chee and Naoki


Ferlynn and Ed looking rather emotional .... with Topher joining the mood .... Ppl in the background couldn't seem to care less ... =P

And soon, Niki Poon found the mike ... It was not a pretty sight as soon there was nothing but cacophony in Dynasty.

Ed and me ... "standing on the rooftops, screaming our lungs out ... erm i mean, in the Ching Chong restaurant, screaming our lungs out"

Duet with Ms. Low Siang Chuan ... "Zai Jian Bei Ji Xue" ... No guys, I'm still alive =D ... From Left to Right: Jon, Siang Chuan, Tory, William, Me and Billy Lee

And soon, EVERYONE found their way to the mike .... =S ( Ed, you know what i'm talking about ... don't you? =D )

Random Pic ... From Left to Right: Topher, Funlynn, Jo May and Me


The accountants for the night ... with Derek giving me and Teng a scare when he claimed that the money he collected was insufficient .... only to realise that he had counted wrongly.... moral of the story ? Leave the organising to the BA ppl, and the money handling to the A&F ppl ... =P ... Hands from Left to Right: Niki Poon, Derek Soh, Teng Teng


Feeling abit stressed when Derek had ter-counted wrongly.... From Left to Right: Niki Poon, Derek Soh & and hint of Teng2

Would have loved to end this post with the group photo that was taken, but have not been furnished with them by George ... Would upload them in time to come .... Till then, Laterz ...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Brownies @ Flat 1, Carroll Court

Having passed up her AIC draft, and having too much free time on her hands (cos she's not clubbing =P), Ms. Renee Shaqirah, decides to bake some Brownies ... I hope their really baked and homemade la (not like the herbal cupcakes I had the last time ... but that's another story ... hahahaha ...) .... and has an impromptu Brownies Party at where-else-but-the-most-happening-carroll-court-flat .... House 1 ... =D ... which is also where yours truly resides ...

The person responsible for it all ... (Renee a.k.a. Son)

Lab Rat #1 (Shake a.k.a. Ton)

Lab Rat #2 & #3 (From right to left: Yours Truly a.k.a. Bapak Ayam =S and Edward a.k.a. Providence a.k.a. Papa Bear) (this picture was not taken at press time, picture thanks to Associated Press)

Lab Rat #4 (Ferlynn a.k.a. Funlynn a.k.a Fron a.k.a. Fern) (Picutre was also not taken at press time, picture thanks to Facebook !!! =P)

The Verdict? Well, they say a picture paints a million words

When Renee first reached ...

After a few minutes ...

After a few more minutes ...

In all seriouness I think I've prolly just tasted the BEST homemade brownies in my life ... =D ... Thanks to Ms. Renee Shaqirah, who made them glorious brownies ... according to Funlynn (whom I wholeheartedly agree with only for this instance) the only thing missing was prolly the Vanilla Ice Cream, otherwise it would have been perfect ...

Kudos to Renee ... =D

P.s. If we all do not make it to lectures tomorrow, u guys will know y la ... =S ...hahahahaha

Friday, January 18, 2008

Turning 22 ...

Yeap, the title kinda gives it away .... Honestly, can say that I had one of the MOST memorable (u guys know y lar !!! ) as well as best Birthday party this year, although it would have been better if Ian Teoh, Ikmal (u made up for it, since u came later), Kyrsty Leong, Renee Tan, Ooi Ai Ling, Sze Mun, Renee Shaqirah, EDWARD SAW (ur name is in bold, cos u were supposed to be around, but due to unforseen circumstances .... went missing) and other Random Variables (if ur name is not mentioned, than u should fit ur name here ... =D) were around ...

Thanks for the cards ppl ... =D


20th December 2007 (The eve)
The day started of ordinarily enough with all of us waking up at about lunch time .... and then decided to go to Sains to get some shopping done, as we were out of food ... as we were walking aroud Sains, Jonathan gets happy and wants to buy this humungous Turkey, only for topher and me to stop him as it was going to take a million years to cook it .... But Jon being Jon, and wanting to cook something special, puts it back, only to take something even harder to cook ...

Jon and his "pet salmon"

Yes, ppl, a whole Salmon (which would not fit into the oven/ grill, and the only feasible way of cooking it would have been to put it into the BBQ pit) ... He then turns around and looks at me and topher and says, "Eh, I thought the two of u are scouts, shouldn't have a problem starting fire rite?" ... Feeling challenged, we replied, "Of course can la !!! but u do realise it's winter rite?" ... Only for him to say, "We're in uni now if we dun do Sohai things now, then when you guys wanna do it?" .... Which left the both of us *speechless* ... So we went back, and started the fire, which attracted the attention of alot of passer-bys whom were like "omg, are they doing a BBQ in winter?" ...
Anyways, we were so caught up in cooking the fish, we paid no attetntion to them .... and soon ... Dinner was served ....

and then, there was the cake ... =D


From the Left: Topher, Me, Siang Chuan, Shake (With cap), Teng2, Hsieh Ni, Funlynn & Jon

21st December
Woke up at about noon, with Topher and Jon appearing at my door step after a while, as we were all hungry, we decided to cook the lamb that we bought the previous day, but as it took a million years, we decided to go to sains to buy more food (and drinks) as we left the lamb there to cook on it's own .... As we were just about to leave Sains, in came Teng2, Siang Chuan etc etc, telling me that there was a "suprise" waiting for me tonight .... which honestly, sent chills down my spine ... I like suprises, but not when it's from Teng2 and especially not when she says "suprise" in the most suspicious of tones ... =S
Dinner with Teng2 started of normally enough (with a bit of camwhoring), and nothing being particularly suspicious, except the timing, which as usual, was M'sian which meant we were all served dinner later than stated ...
After dinner, that's about the time it all went downhill, with me receiving an aluba (is that how u even spell it?)
And then being blindfolded, and asked to stand in the center, before the "Flour and Water Balloon" wars started !!! =S
The Aftermath ....

With the person who organised my Birthday Party / Downfall ... hahahhaha ...


With everyone else...
The night ended, with the remainder of us (who could still walk/sober) heading out to the club .... I am quite sure that there were pics from the club, but can't seem to find them anywhere ... Will upload them once I find them ... =D ... Will end this post with random pictures, that were taken during my Birthday ... =D

Billy had one too many ... =S
Khim & me (still think u look fine, although u were abit red ... at least u weren't rambling on and on about nonsensical stuff that nite ... hahahaha ... =D)
Showing the fish some LLUURRVVVEEE ...
Misha Poon: Ever the camwhore ...
Jon: the salmon is all mine, it's mine, my precious !!! ...