Saturday, December 29, 2007

Exercise Day

Wei Wen, Jun Xuen, Ellen my sister and I went to exercise today together! =D

Pictures and funny antics are available at Winnie's and Ellen's.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

When I was young...

Continuing the tale...

*flash back*

I was young and stupid I am only stupid...

Throughout my life I had my fair share of infatuations, but his tale is about one infatuation that I took to the next level.

I was 12 years old...

Feelings I had for this girl. But this time, I gathered up my courage and told her how I felt. And what do you know, she felt the same way too. The feeling was ecstatic like how many of you would know.

Our 'so-called' relationship continued on for a period of time. However, at this very period of time, due to some circumstances, I formed a character hated by everyone. If I were to describe myself then, I would probably say I am a quiet stuck-up insensitive loner who is no different than a donkey's behind.

Well, my character then would best understood if I told you the outcome of it:
  • I became a social outcast.
  • I made more enemies than friends. Even my childhood friends wanted to slap me.
  • I had no friends during my freshman year of SMKDU, along with that I angered gangsters that wanted to slaughter me then.
  • When I was elected as the prefect's Discipline Officer for form 2, majority of the prefects of my age then wanted to quit as soon as they found out.
  • Etc.
Yes, that was my life then the dawn of the new millennium. How did I turn out to be that way? Well, I'm not going to go into details. But know this, it's all related to that relationship with that girl (I'm not blaming her in anyway, the fault is entirely mine).

After a year or so, we 'broke-up'. It was (kind-of) my first time experiencing it, the first cut to the heart is the deepest. A flood of sadness overwhelmed me at that time, that I made a vow, somewhat a promise to God that I won't have any relationship with any female for my 5 years in SMKDU, that I will focus on what is more important.

From than onwards, things began to change for the better, slowly but surely. I only began to make friends in form 2, by God's grace trying to right my wrongs.


Now then, what I want to share today, is about my 5 years vow. I still had my fair share of crushes and infatuation during these 5 years, however I never made any effort to take any form of step further. The outcome? Heheheh....

I guess it's due to my hated character that I portrait that my juniors are afraid of me, though I tried to change, some essence of it still lingers.
And I believe because of that vow, I had this fear of females as how my fellow wuliaonanhai would describe.
And also along the way, I have learned to compress my emotions deep within. My course mates seemed to think I am incapable of emotions. Some others say I am putting on a mask often.

Uh-huh. This is me, or at least it's how I look at myself then now.

My childhood friend Ben Ong, who have been following me on this particular journey, asked me a question one day just after form 5: "So Ean, now that your 'cursed' (he's talking about the vow I made) is finally over, who are you targeting next?"

WHAT THE?!? No, not yet. I'll somehow know when God crosses my path with the right one.

And as for myself, my fellow wuliaonanhai said that I changed since the last time we gathered, they said I became even more open and dare to say things I normally wouldn't dare to say. Is it? Maybe, maybe not.

Thank you for your time! Blessed Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Hey guys.

Visit my blog for pictures of Aik Sern and I @ Laundry Bar yesterday.

Till then, have fun!



Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Wei Wen's Birthday Surprise!

Hehe! At 11pm on the 2nd of December 2007, We bunch of sneaky children creeped at neighbouring houses, in hopes that Wei Wen did not suspect anything, and that Auntie Lim did not accidentally blurt out our plans. But she is a gem! Thanks Auntie for your help! ^^

Poser pictures and funny antics were of abundance before we charged into Wei Wen's house, i.e as follows:

In this case, Ean's car is the model and Aik Bros are the props. =P

The cake's so cute!

Oh yeah, poserssss!!!

Dang Aik Oui got alot of airtime (or rather cameratime), just because he was holding the cake. heh.

Then we called to correspond with Auntie Lim, then found out she was about to sleep! She thought that our surprise was tomorrow. Anyway, we waited for Wei Li to pretend to throw the rubbish, therefore had a chance to open the gates for us to 'raid' the house. And we tiptoed to his computer room, opened the door and there he was, sitting, meddling with his laptop, then looked at us, surprised. Not Winnie's 'OMGOSHHHH *shrieks* OMGOSHHHHHHH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT drama queen' surprised reaction but his signature dumbfounded speechless kind. So it was a success on our part! yay~~!!


Big boy liao! Mannn adi!

We had a little heart to heart talk and catching up, just like the old days. It was really a nice reunion. Too bad Sharon wasn't there. =(

Last but not least...

A lovely group pic.

(I purposely chose the one where Wei Wen hid his face, due to his 'I don't like to pose' preference. Lol)


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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

1 Utama or One Utama - 1U or OU?

I had a couple of arguments with different people on different occasion regarding how we should refer to 1 Utama in short form. Most of my closer circle of friends call it 1U, and yet others call it OU.

Well, it's not important as to whether we call it 1U or OU as they both represent 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The two terms are also already shorter terms to the shopping complex, where upon speech it's in two syllables. The only difference then would be one be in number and the other in word.

Personally, I feel that OU is a wrong term to a more correct 1U, and I can tell you factors to my reason. But first, I interviewed a few people to find out what they think:

  • My brother Caine said: "1U. The logo."
  • My brothers girlfriend Suz: "1U. erm .. 1U because .. we tend to pronounce 1 as ONE and .. if it's OU we pronounce it as "O" ? hahaha .. i guess it has been set in our mind."
  • My college mate Ruz said: "1U. Since they already short-formed the 'Utama' to 'U' why not do so to the 'One' to '1'?
  • My church mate Ben Ong said: "1U is a better term because OU might be misinterpreted as something else."
  • Another church mate of mine Lordson quoted: "Because its ONE utama so 1U sounds more appropriate then O U."
  • Phebe said: "OU. 1U sounds capelang... sound malayish... and its more fluent? frens say it dat way?"
  • Jia Wei: "cos its One Utama, so it's OU."
  • Ng Simin: "1U, cause all mt frens says it tat way."
  • Kha Yee: "1U. Sounds nicer."
  • Aik Sern: "1U lah. one = 1 in its true form. why use short form for the number its already short?"
  • Former school mate Chee Seng said: "1U. It's related to the logo."
  • LUCT college mate Derick: "OU. I have to go, I'll let you know later."
  • Nathelly Wee: "OU. Easier to say."
  • Ellen Chua: "OU. other ppl call it ou as well."
  • A friend of mine Sam Teng: "1U, cuz it's unique with the former being a numeral which the latter being an alphabet, hence it's alphanumeric. and 'O' can mean many other words which start with the letter O. Like OUG - overseas union garden."
  • Church mate Matthew: "OU. its just commonly used, just used to saying that."
  • Wei Wen: "1U." He then proceeds to draw the logo and send it to me.
Here you have it, I spontaneously asked those online in my list at this very time I'm typing this post. With the above, I came down with a couple of theories:

  • Generally, my older circle of friends seemed to use 1U, while my younger circle of friends use OU. I guess that 1U was the original term than the newly used OU."
  • Each individual would use the term their closer circle of friends use. However it's not necessarily true as some of the interviewees above are close friends but still use different terms
  • For those who said it's easier to say or it's nicer to hear, these answers I consider redundant. As I said before, both terms are of two syllables. Would it matter whether I spend more time or breath to say either?
  • Many use their respective terms whilst being oblivious about why they use it. It's nothing wrong with that, there are many things in our lives we are oblivious about. We just have to be observant.
And now, my arguments:
  • I agree with Ruz, why not make it shorter with 'One' to '1'? Besides, if I would to write it down in a piece of paper, both in full name and in short form, I'd take less effort to write down 1U (less writing strokes) and 1 Utama (less alphabets).
  • Ben and Sam have legal arguments, the initials OU, though we all know it's 1Utama, it could very well be interpreted to something else, thus causing confusion. Also, very rarely any party use numerical for the first half of the name, so it's unique.
  • If you google out in Malaysian Web Page - "1U" and "OU", 1U's first result is the official site of 1 Utama, whereas OU will have multiple results.
  • The logo of 1 Utama , it's clear that it is a number "1" before Utama.
  • "There is a great deal of dispute over whether the name of the mall is "One Utama" or "1 Utama". A recent press release by the management (Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn. Bhd.) states that the official name is 1 Utama Shopping Centre and not "One Utama" or "1-Utama". This move was meant to limit the confusion of its name, although either one of the mentioned names are easily understood and cannot be confused because of their same meaning."
There you go, these are my points, Well, personally I wouldn't want to reference Wikipedia because anyone can alter it to their liking, however it's the only internet reference and with it it boosts my arguments. If anyone of you have anything to say against the above, I'm open for criticism. But I believe the above are strong enough points to support reason why 1U is a more correct term.


Ok. Arguments aside, what have I been doing lately? I'll keep short and simple.

  • Sharon had her long overdue-d house warming, where we were invited.
  • The Aiks had an unofficial gathering at their place. They'll have an official one soon.
  • We gave Wei Wen a birthday surprise.
That's about it, I'm not up to upload the pictures. That is all for now.

To everyone,
Blessed Holidays

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