Saturday, October 31, 2009

A proud D.I.E-r


After 10 months of going back to student’s life and not forgetting to mention, salary-less for that long period of time, stressing myself out wondering how was I going to cope with pressure of paying my monthly expenses without asking a penny from my parents and the kiasu-ness in me of wanting to prove to the rest of the world that I can, or actually, it’s just me myself, I finally made it through!

With flying rainbow colors lagi~

Auntie I mean, Mom (I seriously need to quit the habit of calling my mum auntie just to tease her) and Chocolate Pau.

  • Using ITB robe because it’s borrowed from a friend’s friend, *cough* F.O.C.
  • Many thanks to Soly for lending me her killer pointy heels which I tak sanggup to wear for more than 15 minutes and also Norol for lending me the super nice $40 tudung because the one provided was too starchy and made me look like a super Pau!
  • A kind pretty young girl who lend her black diploma robe for photoshoot too. Hahahhhaa.
  • Yeap, head to toes all pinjam orang one. Tudung, robe, shoes~
  • Karitness rocks!
  • Alex said, “Wah bargain convo! You memang terror”
  • Of course, don’t play play~

(The killer heels mentioned above. I nearly died walking up from the carpark to ICC lah!)

(Pau or not? Pau till no tomorrow ah! – Photo taken during full-dressed rehearsal)


Hahahhaha! Like my friend said, “Eh nebermine bah, you got Lulus dengan Cemerlang, who cares you Pau or not….”

True true true.

*Hidung tinggi*

Hwa hwa hwa hwa hwa hwa hwa hwa hwa hwa!

Not yet not yet.
Got one more more steady one. Scare die you I tell you!


Pardon me for being such a kanasai lansi girl.
I just couldn’t help it….

What? I didn’t buy anything to “encourage” myself okay…
So just let me puji-diri in my blog la.

As a matter of fact, I didn’t get anything, NOTHING, TAK ADA, for this super blink-till-you-blind-flying-colors-result lor.

Sad hor?

Why oh why?
Can someone (in UBD) tell me why am I not awarded the book prize?

In-service no need encouragement?
One-year diploma course is not as important as others?

So yeah, just bear with me for being so snobbish here.
I need to balance sikit.


Anyway, I was interviewed by Pilihan this morning (I think it’s just a random pick) and… I think I was tad too straight-forward….

“Tell us more about yourself. Your name and the course you took”

“Hi, I’m Nonnie and I took Diploma in Education bracket in service”

(Ya, WTFish to the max right? I actually did said out the “bracket in service” … –_-?)

After like 3, 4 questions answered….

“So, can you give any suggestions, tips or any comments to those who’s currently working and maybe can take course like you?”

“Go for it! Better salary and job perspective! Why not right?”

Good Nonnie very good… You just told the whole world how much you love money.
Very good.
Super good.

“And are you going to further your studies again in the future?”


“It would be in UBD or overseas?”

“UBD… because it’s nearer to home.”


You see Nonnie King, this is why you suck in networking and socializing.
Cannot think of better answers meh?
Why didn’t you mention UBD is very good, I love UBD that sort of answers meh?
Ee yer!

But to be honest, I would be really really grateful if I can take degree or even master in UBD. I don’t ask for much, I just to improve/upgrade providing better future for my family and also next generations.

Anyway, I have to wait till my friends upload photos to FB then I can share with you all my convo pictures. I super obey the rules loh. I didn’t brought bag, food,camera and mobile phone in the hall, unlike most of my friends who smuggled in those stuffs putting them all in a clutch and put it under their armpits.

So yeah…
Blog again soon.

This is, I think, maybe last entry categorized under “A Student’s Life”.


Friday, October 30, 2009

My old man…..


Bobby’s company is having this mini-Halloween party having everyone all dressed up for work today.

And my boo decides that he should be his usual self…. the CKP.



I know, damn convincing right?

Sh*t, he’s gonna look like in 40 years time.
Err… I want to refund!!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Convo Drama




Eee yer!

She had been next to me whenever we’re seen together wa!
We have the same pace, same thoughts, same type of silly humour that only both of us understand.

Ai yer!

And her melodramatic-self today screamed the same in FB too.


So funny Mett’s comment lah.

Anyway, tomorrow have to reach ICC by 6.15am ler.
Meaning, have to start driving from Seria at 5am… maybe?
I just hope I won’t snooze my alarm.

And hor, I was super-duper mad at this stupid time-waster on Monday. She made me waited for her for 45 minutes!!!!!

Okay la, I know if you have to minta tolong from someone, have to tahan la… But then, this one … I really don’t know what to say lah.

I have zero patience when it comes to punctuality! 15 minutes of waiting time is like my maximum tolerance already.

Before that day, I had already texted her that I would be going to BSB on Monday and meet her in the afternoon since she lives in Tutong. And on Monday itself, while I was on my way back to Seria, I sms-ed her asking for her address. But with my limited knowledge on geographical location in Tutong, I opted for an easier choice, let’s just meet at Hua Ho Tutong, if it’s not too far from her.

She replied, Ok. Are you coming from KB now?

No, I’m already in Tutong.

Ok, just wait. I take shower first.

What the……
I already told her that I was in Tutong liao yet she wanted to take a shower first.

So okay la… no choice.
I need the favor from her.
Cannot complain….

I texted her again telling her that I need to get back to Seria by 3.45pm.
And it was approaching 3pm that time.

So I waited …. and waited… and waited in Hua Ho. I got nothing to buy and I suck in shopping. Very sien la…

Then 3.30pm liao (30 minutes okay! I don’t wait that long for people one.) , she’s still not here yet.
I sms-ed her asked if she’s coming or not.
She replied “otw”.

Then…. I waited … and waited.. and waited again…
I sms-ed her again, telling her I really don’t have the time to wait already and asked if she’s reaching.

She replied,
“Give me few more minutes. You should have tell me earlier. I don’t drive a plane you know.



Cry also no tears ah…!!!!



Okay. Ending rant.




Anyway, I’m joining the JPMC car boot sale this coming Sunday.
But I have not prepared for anything yet.
Die lah.


Then convo this Saturday.
I only have this Friday to prepare everything la….

Then, I don’t have umbrella lagi in the car.

And, I have no idea how car boot sales look like.
And, how to arrange the items ah?
And, sure very hot hor? No shelter one…
And, and, and,

okay la okay la

I will be rajin to update Spirithrift.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Updates for Week 43


Paiseh hor… Had been really malas to blog.

Okay, just some photos and happenings last week… or, last last week. Heh heh.


Cooked Tofu Longan for DoraMabel’s birthday party.

My mum’s recipe is really easy.

- 1 can of Ideal milk (evaporated.. I think?)
- 1 packet of agar-agar mixture
- 9 bowls (small – those we use for soup) of water
- 1 bowl of sugar

Mix all together, stir slowly until boiled.
Add to tray and chill.

That’s how you make those soft tofu!

Then, add longans and fruit cocktails (and also those syrup from the can la)
I a bit kiasu la… I frozen up those longans to give them some crisps.
I didn’t use any ice cubes as it will dilute the liquid.
If you really wanna add ice cubes, I suggest you use the syrup and frozen them up into syrup-cubes~

No shortcut one if you want it to be delicious. 


Not bad eh. The first to habis you know my longan tofu!
Muahahhahaaa. *Big nostrils*

Had a crazy bouncer night.

It was so damn fun that everyone went home with bruises and scraps. Threw water balloons and James even dropped ice cubes on me.




Had a major make-over, okay, maybe not make-over, more like… pusing sini pusing sana itu meja kerusi. Ah! More like change feng-shui, in the staffroom.
The after-mess

Plenty of PSJ’s pets (spiders, lizards and dead bodies of all sort of insects) came out to play.


I love where I’m sitting now. Even if it’s like, 4 steps away from my previous seat.

4 of us get to sit together! Yipeeeeee!!!!
Next to me is Vicky.
Opposite is Shirley.
Next to Shirley, is Rohana~

The pudding dog is mine.
Straw hat and the black Macbook belong to Vk.
Green Asus is Shirley’s and the pink Mac is Rohana’s.

I was like,
“Move all your files away! I must see your face! No obstacles blocking my view!”

Wek wek wek~
Happy Happy~

You have no idea how our colleagues feed us!

Few months ago when we still have Ckg Aisah, we had soto, kampung fried rice, cucur everything everyday! Have to admit, most of us suffered from food-depression when we walked to her (ex) table just to realise she’s not there anymore.

But fear no more… We still have plenty of other colleagues who cook for us.
Heh Heh Heh heh!
Or, they’ll order food.

It was crazy last Thursday, we had…..

CRABS!!!!! Ketam for breakfast! No kidding!

Along with curry chicken, plain rice, tumpi, mee goreng and mee tiaw goreng!
No kidding.

So please, I don’t need you to tell me I gain weight.
I know.

It’s impossible when you have breakfast like that everyday you know.
(Plus, my mum prepares breakfast for me every morning too. I really eat like a “king” in the morning no play play!)


Oh, we they had been eating durian quite often these days too.
Cucur tarap, bubur durian, cucur everything!



Aw… I PSJ!   

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Love Love Love E(bay)-Shopping!


Everyone knows how much I hate it when I walk in a shop and sales attendants start to tailgate me and trying to make small talks convincing me to make purchase.

And then, I discovered E-shopping!
No need to talk to anyone.
Don’t like the price, don’t buy.
All the latest stuffs which is not available in Brunei yet.

No, I’m not talking about blogshops.
As a matter of fact, I still have not pop my “buying from local blogshops” cherry.

I’m talking about…….. EBAY!

*cue gasps from audience*


I don’t know why some people gave me the “OMG! She dares to buy things from Ebay! Secondhand stuffs! Fake! Later people don’t kirim out how?! Rosak one! Tipu one!” looks when I told them I got it from ebay. Especially with that disgusted tone.


For most, Ebay is like a myth. Some says its good, some says it’s bad, mostly, EVIL and ADDICTIVE! And what motivated me to dare dare press the button to confirm bid was when my colleague bought an authentic Coach bag. Yes, authentic! With the card, box, receipt and even dust bag! NWT! And it did arrived to her doorstep. Then, I took out my credit card and signed up for Paypal, testing testing dulu. The first thing I bought from Ebay was…. erasers.

Hehehee. What? As if you all don’t know I love erasers and collect them.
(And I’m thinking if I should open a hobby blog just to showcase my precious.
Iwako erasers for my birthday?)

Because it’s not very expensive and, if really hilang or whatever unfortunate happens to the parcel, at least I won’t feel that bad. Take it as a lesson lo. But it did arrived!

Then I started to buy more and more stuffs…
But never exceed $100 lah.
All small small items ranging from gadgets like my QuikPod to I don’t know…

I’d help others get their stuffs from ebay too because not all has Paypal, to the extent that, I visited the post office like twice a week. Sampai the staffs there no need see my card also could find my items, and also those lovely custom officers. When they saw me, they would ask, “Apa barang kali ini?”


I don’t know ah. The feeling of receiving mails are damn good bah!
It’s like Christmas!
You don’t know what’s inside till you open it up.

The parcels that I received yesterday, all from Ebay sellers.


Keyboard skin – USD 3.50.
Free shipping.

Fit fit my M1330! Not those longgar-longgar one for whatever inch size.
It fits all the keys on my keyboard well~

Lipocils (recommended by friends for longer lashes) – USD 18.00 *cough cough*
Shills Miss Perfect Pores Hide Makeup Primer Foundation – USD 7.00
Free shipping.


My very vintage-looking camera case, I love I love! – USD14.88
Free shipping.
With battery case and straps also la of course. 

The most expensive!

Bobby’s super old football comic that costs a bomb (in my opinion). But that’s his only obsession so I guess it’s okay. He’s not into cars, not into expensive sports, not into alcohol, doesn’t smoke, gamble and even baju also buruk-buruk one. These comics are what he really loves so can lah, eventhough it’s a little expensive.

He had been bugging me last few days (EVERYDAY!)
“Bi…. my books arrive already?”

Yesterday, after collecting the parcels from post office, I text him,

“Hohoho! Merry Nonniemas! Gimme chocolate milk and cookies and I’ll give you your comic books!”

“Alright yeah yeah. How does Patchi and Famous Amos sounds? This is the best news I’ve heard for today. You’ve made my day. Thank you”

“No. I want Starbucks Caramel Mocha. That one enough liao. Hehehe. I wrap 10 layers of newspapers, put cellotape somemore, see you frustrated unwrapping it more fun”

“You got yourself a deal. Why not put it in a cake? Hahaha”

“Kanasai! Its suppose to make you cry one. Tabalik kana you request for cake lagi. I really kalah”


p.s: Anyone in UK can tolong source it? Mahal wah the shipping! Bobby still has some outstanding issues to complete his collection.




And, I just won this (pretty baby) bid from Ebay yesterday.


Gossip Girl inspired feather headband – USD 4.50 (Free shipping)
Buy it now price – USD 9.99.

(Hah! Damn good bargain kan?)

These “in” headbands are ridiculously priced in local (blog)shops and I couldn’t even bear to watch them. The karit-ness in me just say no.


And and, my colleague bought a sidekick from Ebay too!
Unlocked! For only $100+

Of course, I do know that there’s some risks in buying stuffs from ebay because it’s not there to hold and try. But, my advice is… read the feedbacks of the seller, establish communications and… don’t buy things yang mahal-mahal lah. Because mahal one I also scare won’t sampai or kana tipu. LOL. You want good bargains, must do a little homework mah.

Please don’t hold me responsible if you want to buy things from ebay and the things never sampai, or is different from what you expect ah.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009




My first time kana invited like that.
Damn on ah.

Don’t ask further.
I blocked and deleted her, or him, from my list.

(My own friends I also jarang chat already, what more to say total strangers like that)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Never too old to have fun!



More pictures to come.
Just need to get the lazy bug off my hands.


Meantime, have a good time shopping at Spirithrift!
I know I’ve been lazy to update Spirithrift but, give me some time.
Car boot sale @ JPMC coming soon!

Friday, October 16, 2009

TV Shows I grew up with


I had been wanting to blog about this a long time ago but was always too lazy to search for pictures and youtube videos and compile them up into a proper post.

And, maybe…. this is not even a proper post.

This is just for, memory sake.

Okay, I’m not going to list it down in chronological order, but in “This is what Nonnie loved/loves to watch” order.

1. Beakman’s World

Paul Zaloom as the wonky and sibeh lansi scientist making fun of the other two in a lime green lab coat who always go “Bada bing, bada bang, bada blast off!”

A rat named Lester helping Beakman with his experiments and always end up in disasters. And also a  young teenage girl in the show who mala-mala got changed one. Got Josie, Liza and Phoebe.

Actually hor, I already forgot what’s the name of the show. I tried to google Beak’s World, Beaker and Beak everything. Then I gave up and asked in my FB status, my primary ex-classmate Michael saw it and answered it. It was like rain in the drought. Hahahah. Yes, I was that desperate to know the name of the show.



Give it a try! Back in the days when I was still a kid who hated English lesson (because the Primary 3 English teacher damn garang and I still don’t like her up to these days)… meaning, um….. I didn’t quite get their conversation (with lots of puns) but it was really fun watching those science experiments!

Even after watching the videos, I still so want to try out those cool experiments. Why ah? They don’t produce kids show like this anymore is it? Sorry ah, my Astro at home is “Movie package” one, tak ada Star World, CN, Nickolodean (see, I can’t even spell it!) and Disney. Tak ada Documentary too.

p/s: Mr. Beakman is already 57 this year. OhmaiwahlaoBuddha!

p/p/s: Paiseh, I have no idea who is Bill Nye. Generation gap watdafish.

p/p/p/s: Mark Ritts (Lester the Rat) is the writer and producer of Barney the Dinosaur!

2. The Super Mario Bros Super Show!


Obviously, this TV show is based on the super famous video game Super Mario. The first and last parts of the episode were live action and showed Mario and Luigi living in Brooklyn, where they would often be visited by celebrity guest stars.

After a brief introduction, then it will be time for a 10-13 minute cartoon featuring characters and situations based on the video game, as well as sound effects and music numbers of it.

Normally, if I was watching those VCR (those big ass tapes), I would fast forward the first part because, again, I wouldn’t even understand what were they talking about, English too cheem (deep).

It’s the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! tu-toing tu-toing tu-toing. Hehehhee. Damn catchy eh!

I like I like. I miss I miss!


 3. Lamb Chop Play’s Along

Created and hosted by Shari Lewis (the woman in the picture, doh). Not only she’s the host, she also voiced for Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy, and I didn’t even know until I wiki-ed it!

Here, I’ve copied part of the funny quotes in the show.

Shari Lewis: How do you get rid of the hiccups?
Lamb Chop: Oh! When I get the hiccups, I can ne - *hic* - ever get rid of them!
Charlie Horse: Lamb Chop...
[Charlie Horse screams at Lamb Chop, and Lamb Chop screams in shock]
Lamb Chop: Whatever were you doing?
Charlie Horse: I was trying to scare the hiccups out of you.
Lamb Chop: You scared the daylights out of me! My hiccups are still fine, thank you. *Hic*
Shari Lewis: Lamb Chop...
Lamb Chop: Don't fool around!
Shari Lewis: I'm not going to touch you! Oh, I know what to do!
[to Lamb Chop]
Shari Lewis: Look the other way. Now, don't listen.
[Lamb Chop looks the other way]
Shari Lewis: Now, Charlie Horse, what you have to do is -
[Lamb Chop looks back at Shari]
Shari Lewis: Don't listen!
[Lamb Chop looks away again]
Shari Lewis: What you have to do is look at her, and make a horrible face, and you'll scare the hiccups out of her.
Charlie Horse: Okay, I'll do it. Lamb Chop?
[Lamb Chop screams]
Charlie Horse: I didn't make a horrible face yet!
Lamb Chop: Oh! I couldn't tell!

And there was one episode that the Lamb Chop had chicken pox. Shari disallowed Lamb Chop to scratch and they came up with a brilliant (or silly) idea. They drew a picture of chicken, with chicken pox all over it and scratch that piece of paper.


So, when I lapar, I try to munch those pizza from Pizza Hut / Fratini ‘s flyers lah?

Anyway, video time.

Opening Song.

Sweat at that ….

Bounce your bottom in your chair, bounce it here, bounce it there...
and with tender loving care,
bounce it, bounce it everywhere!
Bounce it fast, bounce it slow, bounce it high, bounce it low.


Walao…. I can imagine how my students will react watching this part liao. Was I too childish to enjoy this show or, kids nowadays just mature really fast? Whenever we have some free time, I would youtube some nice videos for them and they will only shout this, “Cher! Cerita Hantu! Kami mau liat cerita hantu!!!!”

Ish, not cute at all.

Then, the ending song. LOL. At the end of each episode, the puppets and children would sing several verses of the song while hostess Shari Lewis would try in vain to stop them. In the end, Shari successfully stops Charlie Horse by grabbing his mouth and persuading him to leave. Do you know what’s the song already?

This is the song that doesn't end,
Yes, it goes on and on, my friend.
Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was,
and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

and it repeats till….. you get bored of it, or someone throws a slipper at you.

I downloaded that song and played in the staffroom and everyone started singing with me. LOL. And lately, I’d downloaded the OST of Sound of Music, everyday also “Doe, a deer, a female deer. Ray, a drop of golden sun. Me, a name I call myself"….”. Nostalgia waaaaaaa.

4. SquareOne TV

Um… I’ve never been a big fan of Sesame street because, they “B B b B b b b B B b B b B – in that army tune” everyday one. Or, “One! One Cookie! Two! Two Cookies! MUAH HA HA HA HA! *cue thunder*”. Or showing Ernie in the bathtub with the yellow duck. Or Pfhhh, Layyyyy, Phh-layyyy, PLAY! My favorite character in Sesame Street?


Sibeh yau-yeng (got style), damn got character/attitude one. Hahahhaa. Lives in a trashcan damn convenient. Imagine you can simply litter in your house and make it sound reasonable!

“Why are you throwing rubbish around your house?”
“I’m decorating it! Doh!”

Hahhahahaha!!!! Wah seh! Good good!

Oscar's mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. When a visitor knocks on his trash can -- invariably interrupting him from a nap or an important task -- Oscar greets them with a snarl. He complains that he wants to be left alone, although when he's left entirely to himself, he's dissatisfied -- there isn't anybody around to irritate or complain to.

…. sounds, a bit like me also eh?

Elmo? Ya ya, he’s cute. Whatever.
Oscar the Grouch rules!



Eh, I was talking about SquareOne lah!
Back to the topic. Drifted too far.

Square One Television (sometimes referred to as Square One) was a children's television show produced by the Children's Television Workshop to teach mathematics and abstract mathematical concepts to young viewers. Erm, I guess I’m just a typical Chinese who loves Maths? I don’t understand why people would hate Maths because, Maths is damn straight forward and easy to please. Apply the correct rules and formulas, do it in a right order and *ta da*, you’ll score! But hor, like English hor, damn hard to please one. Sikit-sikit salah, sikit-sikit error. This cannot that cannot. Mafan one.

(Ok ok. TESL friends, don’t marah. It’s just my personal opinion mah. Your English sibeh very the good, macam caviar damn precious and mahal. My English like roti kahwin, rojak one and cheap. We friend friend ah.)

But hor, I didn’t quite get the MathNet part in SquareOne lor last time. Too deep for me kua?

My favorite is… MATHMAN!!!!!!

A parody of Pac-Man, Mathman was a fictional arcade game starring a character of the same name. Mathman's objective was to run around a Pac-Man-like maze board (the traditional dots were replaced with + and - signs) and eventually encounter a number or polygon. He would then have until the count of three to determine if that number/polygon was consistent with a given category (see examples below), and if so, eat it.

5. Ghostwriter

He's a ghost... and he writes to us. Ghostwriter.

The series features a group of New York City teenagers who solve mysteries with the help of an invisible ghost, who can communicate with the kids only by manipulating whatever text and letters he can find and using them to form words and sentences.


Used to show on RTB in the morning during every school holiday!

6. Are you afraid of the dark?

A group of kids calling themselves "The Midnight Society" spends each episode sitting around a campfire swapping scary stories. Creepy, but never gory or excessively frightening, common subjects included haunted houses, what goes on behind the neighbor's walls, and other things that go bump in the night.

It used to scare me quite a lot when I was a kid. NTV7 was having reruns last couple of years and when I watched it again (as a grown-up, sort of), I asked myself, “Ngaiti… like that also scare meh? So fake eh. How come I so stupid one when I was young?”

7. Fun House

A game show for kids. Hai, used to dream that I live in US so can join this kind of game show one.



I guess, that’s about it. Actually, I’m just lazy to continue this post.

(You can see those sections are getting shorter and shorter kan?)

I was being over-ambitious and thought that I can at least list 10 shows but now malas already.

I want to do another one for cartoon.

Where’s Waldo?

My Little Pony

(So hard to find the old version. The new one… hilang feel for me already)


Jem and the Holograms



Adventure of Teddy Ruxpin!

….. *shy* Conan the Adventurer


and so much more!
Alvin and the Chipmunks, Chip & Dale, Smurfs and..


Uncle Scrooge inspired me to own a gold coin pool and swim in it!

Then got game shows again leh! Wheel of Fortune, Win, Lose or Draw, Shop till you drop, Who wants to be a Millionaire?



p/s: Anyone remembers the dog and cat cartoon Spit & Hercules? I tried to google for that but no result lah.

p/p/s: So, what’s your favorite TV (kids) show?