Thursday, October 27, 2005

Check This Out

I have uploaded some pictures to my photoblog, named PhotoLounge. Check it out here.

Remember to leave your comments too...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Summary of Trip to Sabah

Day 1

Take off from KLIA at 9.35 am to KKIA (Kota Kinabalu International Airport) with my girlfriend, Catriona (Cat). Nice flight. Good weather. Pick up by Adelphi, a friend of us. Check in at Kinabalu Daya Hotel before going to Kingfisher Park to collect our rent car, a Proton Iswara SA 765 X (Don't rent from this guy... Asking for more that what was agreed). Lunch at KopiKat Cafe in Kingfisher Park. Visited lecturers and seniors in Universiti Malaysia Sabah throughout the evening. Went for dinner at "Hai Wang Cheng" beside Promenade Hotel for its fresh seafoods. Back to hotel afterward to rest.

Day 2

Breakfast at Siang Siang Restaurant in Damai. Ordered the best claypot pan mee in Malaysia (at least for me). Pick up Hannah Ho and continued to Sabah CentrePoint for first shopping spree. Sabah CP changes alot. Many familiar shops no longer around. In the end, brought a watch for each of us. Proceed to Wisma Merdeka for shopping spree phase 2 after lunch at Little Italy. Nice pasta. Cat was able to buy a jeans jacket and also a dress and she is very happy with it. Brought another watch for my sister. Meet up with Cat's seniors for dinner at Miyabi, a Japanese restaurant in Damai. Continue with pearl milky tea at Yoyo.

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel restaurant. Start journey to Poring Hot Spring early in the morning (8.00 am). Reached Poring after 3 hours. Walked around Poring for a while before going up the canopy walk. Buy souveniers at stalls in front of Poring. Brought alot of crystals before going back to KK. Reached hotel about 4 pm and rest. Pick up my cousin sister, Si Mun, her roommate, Christopher (junior from KCBA) and Johleen (a friend currently doing her master in UMS) for all-you-can-eat steamboat dinner in Damai before proceed to Yoyo (again) for their pearl milky tea. Bring the kids (Christopher, Si Mun and her roommate) to Sutera Harbour for them to know one of the most beautiful place in KK.

Day 4

Breakfast at Canton House and proceed with Tamu. I brought a sunglasses there. Next stop was KK Plaza where Cat brought some tealeafs. We also went to Philippines Village and manage to bargain more souveniers. Lunch at Raffesia Chicken Hut. Highly recommended: Butter Chicken Rice or Pandan Chicken Rice. Brought egg-tart from EggTart King, Foh San. Dinner at Foh San too but much later, eating seafood porridge with Ah Ho and Bruce.

Day 5

Brunch with Foo at Kingfisher Park in one of my favourite restaurant. Reason? Mee Bandung - something like "wat tan hor" but using tomato sauce as base. Visited more lecturer before picking up Johleen and proceed to airport Terminal 2. Flight at 6.10 pm and Johleen would help us returned the car back to Adelphi. The flight have a few first for me. #1 Flight with less than 40 passengers. #2 cup noodle with not so hot water, tasted different, #3 Bad taking off and landing (I guess the pilot is a new one), it was really a bad landing with a "bang" that might make your hear jump out. Landed in KLIA at about 8.20 pm (20 minutes early). Home Sweet Home!!!

For pictures that I have taken there, please wait for my next few posts...

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Just came back

Hello there, my friends....

Just came back from my trip to Sabah. It has been a fulfilling trip for me but for my girlfriend, I kinda feel bad for her. The reason? I hold the camera all the time, taking pictures everywhere I go and throughout the trip, about 5% of the pictures are hers and for myself, even worst - one pictures only...

Anyway, I would try to write a complete "report" about the whole trip and I would post it here ASAP...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Going for Vacation

Kota Kinabalu! Here I come!!!

I would be going to KK, Sabah tomorrow (20/10/2005) with Cat until next Monday. Won't be able to blog during this period. Will upload my images from the trip soon.

See ya...

Monday, October 17, 2005

Great Photographers

I really envy those who can take beautiful photographs. I was surfing the web just now and I found a few photoblogs owns by really good photographers.

Here are some of the list and I would add them to my sidebar as well.

An Eye For Beauty search of the Decisive Moment...
purplehazet's Fotopage

Hopefully, I would be able to be one of them soon.

The Sword and The Exquisiteness (Done)

I have finished the above wuxia novel and really, the twists and turns really make the story interesting. Really a superb wuxia novel. If you want to read it too, email me...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Tributes to Ms Liew

Miss Liew

Ms Liew and her students. I am the one who have a different costumes.

Don't want to sound sarcastic, but how many of you still remember your kindergarten teacher? I for one will always remember her because of her tenderness and kindness to all her students, which I am one of them.

Her name is Ms Liew and yesterday night, I received a shocking news about her. She passed away two days ago because of her blood vessel directing to the brain was somehow cut off. I don't really know what happened but this is all that I heard from my father who went over yesterday to pay his tribute. Apparently, Ms Liews husband talks to my father regularly and that is how he knows.

My parents though that I have forgotten about Ms Liew because it have been 19 years since my kindergarten year but I remember, even though not that much but at least I remember. When I cried out yesterday, my mom was abit shock and don't really understand. But I explained to her that once a teacher, will always a teacher.

Once again, Ms Liew, I pay my tributes to you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Sword and The Exquisiteness

I am now going into a second wuxia novel by Gu Long with the above title. Just in case you might want to know, the mandarin hanyu pinyin for this wuxia novel is "Ming Jian Feng Liu". The good thing about Gu Long's wuxia novel is that you can hardly predict what is going on and what might happens next. And this is exactly what is happening with this wuxia novel. I just finished the first two chapters and I am getting confused here and there. Luckily, I know that Gu Long would explains everything later...

Would keep you update for my progress.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Snow. Wolf. Lake

Just brought the Snow. Wolf. Lake album and I find it magnificient. Go and get one for yourself.

Sentimental Swordman, Ruthless Sword

Finally, I have finished a wuxia novel by the reknown Gu Long. Don't ask me about sypnosis. If you want, email me and I would give you a zip file containing the whole wuxia novel in word file. It was a really great story with some many twists and turns. If you still don't know which wuxia novel I am referring to with the above name, let me give you the other name: Little's Li Flying Dagger. Surely your eyes brighten up now...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Smallville is Here

Smallville: Season Four is here. Yesterday was the first episode and I would try not to miss it for any reason.

Blood Donation

I am one of the many people in this world that is constantly looking for chances to donate blood. I don't understand why many are afraid of this. Maybe they are afraid of the needle, or maybe the look on the blood streaming down the tube into a bag. But I was never driven off by this. In fact, I would look at the whole process, from the injection of anaesthetic to the time when they poke the needle into my skin and when my blood start to flow into the bag, up until the stop the flowing with a stopper and fill the blood container with some of my blood and finally pulling out the needle.

Never was I, at any time, afraid or anything. It is really nothing. But I pity those who want to donate but are unable to, due to the health condition or any other reason. As for those who are able or think that they are able to donate, please go a donate. Your blood might save someone.

The "shocking" experience that I have since donating five times before is the experience I had yesterday. After the donation, I went straight home and not long after that, I start to read a magazine I brought two days ago. I think I was giving some pressure onto my hand and before I know it, blood start shooting out of the hole left from the blood donation like a fountain. It took me some time to stop the blood from flowing out but when it stop, I found myself getting dizzy. With my previous experience, I know that I might blackout and I went straight into my room and lay down with my leg resting higher than my head. This is to make sure that I would be able to keep my blood circulating and I won't blackout. Luckily, the flow stopped and I am still in one piece.

If you are asking whether I want to go and donate blood again, I would told you that I will, for as long as I live.

My name in Hiragana

This is the way my name is written in hiragana (another way of writing Japanese language). It is read as RI N E RA KA N.

In touch with ex-housemate

Yesterday morning, I received a sms from one of my ex-housemate, Lee Yee. She was one of the few people who I have a chance to live under one roof. Even though the period of time is kinda short, I appreciate our relationship most. She was my junior, even though she is abit older than me because, she has gone through "peralihan" during her schooling years.

I was very happy to receive her sms because, I tried to contact her previously but unable to because she have changed her handphone number. Furthermore, I did not have any other ways to contact her. Luckily, she sms me and we are in touch again.

Really happy to get in touch with her again...

Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my new blog. Rin Erakan is actually the way of reading my name in Japanese Language. As you can see here, this is the way my name is written. It is exactly the same in both Mandarin and Kanji (a type of Japanese writing).