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Mar. 29th, 2010

puppyyy

Updates

Good grief, my poor neglected livejournal. Does anyone even read this thing anymore? 

Summary in dot points...seeing that it's been almost 6 months since my last update:
  • Missed a flight to Krabi, Thailand, because my passport had less than 6 months on it :(
  • Started a graphic design course :) 
  • Started the Gold syllabus in Latin dancing...can't wait to do the Paso Doble in the next 6 months! :) 
  • Quit my job :)  :( 
  • Got a new one :)  :( 
The last 6 months...details under cut Collapse )
I guess that's it for now. Signing off, till the next half-yearly update :) 
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Oct. 4th, 2009

puppyyy

I don't know if this is a little bit alarming...

...but one of the kids in my church's Sunday School confided that his peers have been watching RedTube and other sexually explicit material while passing it around to other kids in school. He's like, 10 going on 11.

Uh, basically, what I'm trying to say is them kiddies have to realize that babies aren't brought in by the stork, eventually...but isn't 10 just a weeeeee bit too young to be messing around with teh pr0n? 

Sep. 5th, 2009

puppyyy

Facebook =/= Real Life

It's kinda getting under my skin that occasionally, when I send a "Hey, how you doin? Want to meet up to discuss xyz / need to talk to you about abc" email or text, the recipient answers back with some varation of the following: "Won't be free. Haven't you seen my Facebook Status/ Twitter updates?"

Kindly take note, despite what your intense narcissm tells you, not everyone religiously stalks your social networking page, kay?
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Jun. 22nd, 2009

puppyyy

Musings and Thailand

You know how sometimes some people have a mild handicap of sorts? It could be anything from, say, not being able to detect changes in pitch very well...hampering his or her ability to play an instrument...to poor hand eye coordination, which means shying away from sports.

Say, hmm, hypothetically, a person makes a large deal of effort to overcome their handicap, leading to improvement in an area where, prior to this, the person had very little skill in, but a lot of passion for. Improvement significant enough to be complimented upon by someone far more proficient.

However, a casual mention of this to loved ones brings upon derisive comments and laughter, with the heavy implication that no matter how hard this person tries, he or she could not possibly attain that level of competence.

I bet hearing that felt like a knee to the groin. Hypothetically, of course.

On a happier note, I got back from Bangkok, Thailand, about a week ago and it was All Kinds of Awesome. I set a new personal record there by buying 25 articles of clothing in one and a half days. Go me!:D

More on that later. Maybe. I dunno. My pictures from Cambodia and Hong Kong and mini travelogue LJ entries are still lying unedited on the laptop. Gah. But I have so many new clothes and bags and belts to admire how can I concentrate on things as trivial as LJ entries? Whee!
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Apr. 7th, 2009

puppyyy

People sometimes make me wanna headdesk

You know how there's always this person you know...who always seems to have an overbearing interest in the most minute or mundane facets of your life?

It could be the random acquaintance who smiles sweetly at you in the lift while asking you what you did to your hair to make it look like that? Or that friend who always seems just a little bit too involved in your fashion sense or how much you weigh. And I'm pretty damn sure that everyone has a distant relative who never fails to remind you, without a hint of subtlety,  just how you don't measure up to Cousin So And So and then proceeds to enthusiastically list all the things you should do to make up for your shortcomings.

The burning question is...WHY DO PEOPLE DO THIS? Is it some sort of complex? Some subconscious need to express superiority? Genuine concern for  my being? Sometimes it takes all my will power not to snark back "I guess you haven't really looked in the mirror lately either". 

People should just give their opinion when it's asked for...and the world will be a happy happy place. </rant>



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Mar. 16th, 2009

puppyyy

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Again.

Mar. 9th, 2009

puppyyy

Slumdog Millionaire was.....

...awesomesauce. :):):)

Definitely not a movie that you'd come out of the cinema being all OMGDIDYOUSEETHATEFFINGCOOLSCENE??!! and proceed to talk about it for days...but if you did not leave the hall with a big goofy smile on the face and a warm fuzzy feeling, then you have no heart. NO. HEART.

Click for spoiler free review under cut!Collapse )

Overall, great great great heartwarming and uplifting show well well well worth your money.

Go watch it. NOW.

GOGOGO.

Feb. 14th, 2009

Kittehh

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Random person: Yi Ling, would you like to take on more work that will not only be energy sapping, but will also rob you of your time and social life? For compensation, you will receive absolutely squat except criticism and sighs of dissappointment saying that you don't meet your previous high standards. So? How about it? :D

Brain: NO FCKING WAY 
GET OUT OF MY MOTHAFCKING SIGHT 
WHO THE HELL WOULD THAT FCKING STUPID TO SAY YES 
DO YOU TAKE ME FOR A FCKING IDIOT?

Mouth: ok.

Way to go, Ling. It is why you're sitting here on a Friday night in sweats and a big T shirt, bespectacled and ponytailed, slogging away in front of the computer for not just one thankless moron but. a . FEW. thankless morons.

Bah. No prize for guessing who the biggest moron is, though  *mopes* :(
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Nov. 28th, 2008

puppyyy

Word definition according to the Yi Ling dictionary

  • Stupidity is signing up to sit for an expensive and difficult professional paper one week after an activity packed Cambodian trip which left you happy but incredibly drained.
  • Over confidence is thinking that you'd pass, because hey, you always have pulled through
  • Regret is when you finally open the text book and start kicking yourself in the shins for not bothering to start studying earlier. Upon experiencing this emotion, headdesking and wailing may or may not commence
  • Broke is what I am after the trip. New levels of brokeness will be achieved after paying off for my trip to Bangkok next year AND the high, high, possibility of repaying to resit for the exam D:
  • OMGWHATTHEHELLAREYOUDOING is wasting time writing in your livejournal when your exam is tomorrow
Pictures of Siem Reap will be up soon :)

Aug. 17th, 2008

puppyyy

Badminton @ Beijing 2008

Lee Chong Wei got trashed in the finals. T___T

I figured he wouldn't win, what with the Chinese home-ground advantage and his adversary being the world no.1...but I was hoping our boy would put up a good fight for Malaysia at least. Patriotic, YES I ARE. 
(Just to set the record straight, I do love my country. Despite constantly bitching about the government. And the New Economic Policy. And the public transport. And the lack of freedom-of-speech. And the education system. And the gender inequality.  And my wanting to migrate....Uh. But we have low tax rates! Yes! Low tax rates! ...Ok I'll shut up now.)

Also, I have hugggee soft spot for the underdog in any competition, so I felt quite bummed for Chong Wei especially when he was so frustrated-looking during the match.  :(:( :(  Ah well. A Silver's better than nothing, and really, he'd done a good job at the Games this year.

Hokie dokie. I'm done expressing my disappointment. This wil be the first and last time my journal is contaminated with the likes of sport related things. :P
 

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