Monday, February 28, 2011

I Am Number Four (2011)

image taken from here



Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Dianna Agron, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer

John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary teen, masking his true identity and passing as a typical high school student to elude a deadly enemy seeking to destroy him. Three like him have already been killed ... he is Number Four. His journey becomes even more challenging with the dead of his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant)....

synopsis here

Nothing much to elaborate as this is a very sci fi movie. Anyway, Sarah (Dianna Agron) to me is a total new face and I think she's abit unnatural in her acting. But of course in most of the movies, there must be at least one girl to act with the main actor, right? ;)
rate: 3.5/5

Friday, February 25, 2011

Something on a Friday

Note: Happy Birthday to Yan!


After a long hard week, Friday is finally here! :D Hope you guys are doing well!

Nothing much to mention, just wanna wish everybody a happy Friday and have an awesome weekend!


On a separate note, here's a group photo of us (MIS department) with visitors from TOYO management, who went back to Japan yesterday.

Mr Tomomi Unigame (middle left), Mr Shuzo Tominaga (middle), and Mr Eiji Ishibashi (middle right). Not any handsome than Kimura Takuya (木村拓哉) :P, but definetely very polite and dedicated, we really got lots to learn from them...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

This is a blog filler...

Hai! Ohaiyo gozaimasu! Ogenki desuka?

LOL, pardon me for the weird introduction as we're currently meeting up 3 Japanese from Toyo management. They are here to learn and understand our working environment and all system related issues. I foresee more chances coming in the future that we'll be dealing alot with Japanese so its important to learn up Japanese language, well at least the basic :P

Dealing with the Japanese actually reminds me of the beautiful Japan and my trip there 2 years ago.....

hubby and I at Glover Mansion Japan, a country which I really wish to visit again!



Anyway, this is obviously a blog filler as I really running outta topics to blog =_=" Life has back to normal ever since CNY's over and workloads are pretty crazy these days.....

Til then, take care! chia neh~ (which means 'see you')

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Foot reflexology chart

Many of us know that the areas of our feet reflects the different parts of our body, take a look at this chart.
image from here


So which area is the most painful one when you massage your feet? My last trip of foot massage was during my recent trip to Hatyai, I remember the most painful area is the inner part which represents colon, spine, intestines and bladder (according to the chart). Cham la.... does it means my colon, spine, intestines and bladder are problematic?! :0

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Mechanic 2011

image here

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster
Synopsis:
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment. But when his mentor and close friend Harry (Donald Sutherland) is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed - he wants those responsible dead. His mission grows complicated when Harry's son Steve (Ben Foster) approaches him with the same vengeful goal and a determination to learn Bishop's trade. Bishop has always acted alone but he can't turn his back on Harry's son. While in pursuit of their ultimate mark, deceptions threaten to surface and those hired to fix problems become problems themselves.
*source from here*

The movie is kinda boring at 1st, alot of talking and not much actions. However, I super like the ending! (though its within expectation :P) And I like Jason Statham's movies, perhaps of his voice? LOL :D But he's really good in action movies like Transporters and Death Race I.

Overall rating: 3.5/5

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Have a fabulous weekend!

image here

How is your Saturday so far? I'm working half day and cant wait to clock out and go home!! Today will be a busy day as I've got some house chores to do.... =_=
Whatever you're doing, please take care and have fun before we welcome the Monday blue again...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pai Ti Kong 2011

It was the ninth day of CNY and is one of the important celebration for the Hokkien. Relatives came to our place to help out and offer prayer to Ti Kong (天公), Jade Emperor. If I'm not mistaken, it's the 2nd time I prayed at in laws' place.

thats hubby and I preparing the 红炮 (red firecrackers)

before 12am, SIL and I had fun playing some fireworks, haha


I know normally only children play this :P


ping ping piang piang, so CNY~

the offering table


with hubby, MIL and SIL

some food we prepared, roasted pork, assorted chinese kuih, miku, steamed prawns and crabs, pandan cake and etc


we arranged the gold praying papers on the floor, the higher the stack the better!


after the prayers, it was time to burn the gold papers (ti kong kim)

and after that, we had our late supper, haha! I walloped alot of steam prawns, pandan cake and some siew bak (roasted pork) *guilty*

lastly, some fireworks we managed to capture that night. it was very happening that night, fireworks around our place went on until 3am =_= despite the noise, I dozed off anyway cause I was too tired and sleepy already, kakaka :D


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Company CNY dinner in the year of Rabbit

*Edited:
Wishing all my readers Happy Chap Goh Meh! 元宵节快乐!*

Similar to last year, most of the Chinese colleagues attended company CNY dinner which happened last Saturday, at the same restaurant as last year.
Now I shall let the pictures (with no sequence) do the talking.. Enjoy!


ang pao as door gift, inside it was the Jackpot ticket ;) the numbers attached were for lucky draw purpose (I dint won anything =_=)

us (Yan, Yvonne, yours truly), a year ago...


and us, now ;)

the ladies...


with Khor from Costing department, she looks great even without makeup


as per requested (haha), us the IT department ladies went on stage and sang. this year, we sang '爱的路上只有我和你' by Richie Ren and '热情的沙漠' by Harlem Yu


Yan and Yvonne with our company GM

and the rest with the GM himself too :P


the food we had that night, almost similar to last year's


but more dishes served this time..


managers sponsored liquor and red wine

myself with Yvonne and her sister Celine


with Karen (left) and Fuego (right)


with other colleagues as well

This time around, I dint had any liquor nor red wine. So may be thats why I felt that the dinner last year was more fun, LOL :D Nonetheless, all of us enjoyed ourselves too. Its where we get together to eat, drink and laugh and watched people dress up nicely or oddly, LOL :P
p/s: You can read Yvonne's blog here and Yan's here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What a memorable Valentine's 2011!

If you read my comment in the previous blog post, I mentioned I had a memorable V day this year!
I made an early reservation at Raintree cafe, Flemington Hotel since last Friday, and looked forward for V day itself, as I said, this time we were going to celebrate V day with another 3 couple friends.

the menu 'shrinks', these were the only few choices they offer that night =_="

after placing our orders, its camwhoring time!

my valentine =)

the girls...


cheers!


Elie (the girl beside me) bought us a chocolate cake from La Promise bakery, yummy!


the other couples. You notice there was one guy without his valentine that night (in white shirt), he joined us at the very last minute, alone, as his gf was back to UUM



So here comes the food:
the yummy chocolate cake, this was supposed to our dessert, but luckily we had this as our starter, otherwise we'd starved to death (more on that later)

half dozen of chicken wings to share

So here comes the story, we reached at 8pm sharp and there were no customers yet. We placed our orders and expected the food to come within 15-20 minutes may be. Soon more and more customers walked in and some of our food finally came (that also after 40 minutes of waiting!) What even more frust was I saw the table next to us got their food served 1st even we ordered earlier than them!
It was 1.5 hours passed and some of our food still havent arrive =_=" So to cut the story short, all of us waited from 8pm to 9.30pm in order for all of our food to come =_=""

I ordered grilled fish fillet with almonde, which taste so so only cause the gravy was too thick


grilled chicken chop with black pepper sauce


NZ sirloin steak which was the last dish being served. Obviously the waiter delivered it to another table =_=

Later, I found out that, there was actually a Valentine candle light dinner going on at the ballroom beside, thats why the cafe was so lack of waiters and the kitchen was lack of staffs. I think they should at least informed us about this in the 1st place!!
Sigh, that summarized our memorable Valentine's Day celebration this year!

lastly, a little 'tips' I gave to the management, LOL :D (nah... I wiped it off in the end)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

On the 4th day of CNY...

... we had no ideas of where to go for gathering. So hubby invited the gang to his place at night.
We tapao-ed Pizza Hut, curry fish and fried kai lan from outside, and I prepared 3 big pots of rice and steamed eggs with prawns for the guests. Besides, there were some snacks and drinks too.
Then one of our friend Tony made us fresh mushroom soup with garlic breads. Sorry I forgot to snap photo of the food, as I was too busy entertaining them :P

after dinner, it was gambling time, LOL :P

I won abit in the beginning, but lose in the end :(


some friends who were there

the guests were busy playing poker cards, and I was busy cleaning up the plates and food at the side, LOL

No doubt it was fun having friends at home, but the tedious part is the cleaning which comes at the end..... Luckily I got those lady friends who helped me out =)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Not a blue Monday

I forgot when was the last time I received valentine gift from my other half, and vice versa, LOL :P
This year, we're going to celebrate it just like any other day. The only difference is that there're a total of 4 couples ^^ Whether it's a romantic candle light dinner, we'll see.....
How about you?

Here wishing you, A Happy Valentine's Day! 情人节快乐!Enjoy the day even if you dont have a valentine yet! ^_*


'Love is just a word until some comes along and gives it meaning'
-Collin Quek-

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Love Hong Kong (2011)

image from here



Starring: Eric Tsang, Anita Yuen, Tony Leung, Sandra Ng, Aarif Lee, Fala Chen, Wong Cho Lam, Bosco Wong

Another CNY movie starring most of the HK celebrities. There's nothing much to say about the synopsis as its more to like a comedy to me. However I feel that its much better than All's Well End's Well ;)

I've never been to HK yet. But I think the moral they emphasize in this movie is the bonding among families and friendship, even in a big neighbour hood.
rating: 3/5

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gathering with the pretty faces

Every CNY, I wont miss the chance of meeting up my girl friends who came back from KL/Singapore. Usually there'll be lots of chit chatting and laughter and lots to catch up too!
This day, I set hubby free and let him arrange his own activities without me! wakakak :D

We went for a reunion dinner at one of the restaurant at Pokok Assam, but sadly, they dint offer any yee sang :( So, our 'leader' Esther drove all the way to town area and bought us a box of yee sang :)

we are happy now!

with Crystal, one of my best buddy


ready? time to lou sang!! everbody huat ar!!


all of us.. they are my secondary school classmates

after the dinner, we headed to Alfresco Bistro situated at SSL hotel.
a very nice place for gathering


thats our 'leader', Esther ;) used to call her 'tai ka jie' (big sister) cause she used to coordinate our meetings :P

yeah!


l-r: Crystal, Tingki, myself (for once, we were the only 3 girls who stays at Taiping.. but now, even Crystal went to Singapore to work =_=)


another photo with Crystal


last but not least, all of the pretty girls that night :P

The night dint end here, we went for a 3rd round of gathering at Crystal's house. Hmmm, we had taken dinner, and we had few glasses of drinks too, so what else can we do at her house? haha, gamble lo of course! :P