Wednesday, May 24, 2017

24/05 : Still a noob & sebagainya

I've been really, really lazy...I mean er....walao never-ending assignments everyday I don't have time to oioi also.

Time flies ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
You know in primary and secondary school we always study chinese peribahasas about time like 一寸光阴一寸金 寸金难买寸光阴 or 明日复明日 明日何其多 #throwback #wOwzAs I have come to the realization that it is so fking true, that time freaking flies. One day ago I was a sem one newbie and suddenly half a year is gone but I'm still a noob hahaha.

As you might or might not know, I've been interested in joining clubs since the start of uni but I'm not sure why the club I joined only responded to me after nearly 5 months so er...my point is...this semester I'm officially a volunteer and I've just came back from my first ever  volunteering session around 2 hours ago.

It was such an eye-opening experience.
Before going into that, let me give a little background of the club that I've joined. It's a club that focuses on volunteering, teaching to be precise, refugee children in Malaysia. 

Ok simple as that.

So every week we have to head to the designated place to teach and I am actually quite tired but I really want to blog about it now because I know I will be lazy later and totally forget about it. I also want to write about it when I still have a clear memory about the experience, to er....er....remember the feeling when I stalk myself.

Ok more details for self-stalking purposes, you can skip this part if you want to.

My friends refused to join this club because they heard that it was super active and they were afraid that they couldn't cope, so yes, I joined it alone. But still, there were a few of my seniors who were committees and I'm so grateful for that because knowing new people is still quite a challenge for me hahaha. Anyways, my seniors told me their slot and the school they chose so that I could join them and carpool with them.
And after that, their lecturer decided to change the class time so initially I was going alone today!!!!! I was really ganjeong to be honest because walao can you imagine??? My first time and I need to go alone???? T_____T

Even though internally I was crying I had to act strong because this is the road the adulthood which is trying your best to suck everything up. Ok then my seniors told me that the change of class time wasn't confirmed so they can still join me for Wednesday's session. Man, you have no idea how much 安全感 that sentence gave me hahahhaha.

The place where I'm volunteering is a 10 minute drive from my uni, so it's actually quite near la. So on the very first moment that I stepped into the classroom, I died.

No more lengthy details, you can start from here

I died, I really did.
It was the type of scenario that you would expect, like it was in a really secluded area, there were kids on cramped tables and chairs, a few computers and everyone was sharing their stationeries.

The children aged between 7-12, and they were really friendly.

My senior is really experienced, so she initiated everything and I was kind of observing and learning la. At first the boys didn't want to peduli me...(I'm guessing that they were shy) and to be honest I didn't know what to do. I asked them to do the assigned work and they just ignored me LOL. The girls also, there were a few who ignored me but after some time they started to talk to me and asked for my help. T____T

And then there was one kid who said I "loved" one of their classmate, they didn't speak English when they said the entire sentence but they did say the word "love" and was looking at me so I'm just roughly guessing the meaning la hahaha. I guess I gave a little too much attention (compared to the others) to that kid so I responded :"I love you all la". And then they were like :"Yeeee don't want!!!!" Not sure if I should say that they are cute or not hahaha. 😂😂😂 And also another boy who said :"one star only?" after marking his exercise hahahaha so I decided to give him 5 stars haih why la kids can mind-control me.

Even though there were times that I wanted to be strict, because the kids seriously ignored me, but I feel like...you know...they are kids after all. They have less privileges compared to other kids and I don't want to make something that they value so much--education,not enjoyable.
The teaching part was all done by my seniors today, I just went around helping the kids with their work and also checked their answers.

They were really enthusiastic, and also very polite.
A few students came to shake my hand and said thank you to me after class. It was really heart-warming.

On the way back, my senior gave me loads of tips and advice on handling and teaching the children because next week it might be me teaching alone. 

It started out as a moderately shitty day, but all the shitty feels were gone after the volunteering session.
I've learned so much today, and this is truly, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, one of the best experiences, ever. 💯💯💯💯💯💯💯💯

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Writing

Saw a post about an artist giving life advice on [social media].

I can't recall her name and also I couldn't find the post so er...sorry first.

Anyway, her advice was to not listen to anyone and just keep going forward. This post unexpectedly left a great impact on me, after.......one whole day LOL. Talk about being slow right? I know I still have a really, really long way to go. I have a number of friends who can easily write better essays than me, and I totally understand that.

Wait, wait before you think that I'm emo-ing I'm not la haha.

I enjoy writing, in the way where I don't need to use fancy words. To me, the aim of writing is to express. I'm sure everyone has different opinions about this, okok cool cool good 4 u. Anyway, this is why I continued blogging, to be able to express what's going on my mind. No inflated language, no pretentious grammar, just me and my crappy self.

Pls la you don't even hav the ability to use fancy grammar don't jia jia say what writing is to express bs. 😪

True la actually, but I've thought about this one day and one night (jk or am I) and I have finally...found out why I really enjoy blogging. I remember people laughing at my writing, teachers giving me low grades in essays and the disappointment when I submitted articles for competitions (& obviously did not get chosen). The key to write a good essay in my opinion, is to be as authentic as possible. Oh man I remember one time during secondary school I tried to submit an article for The Star and I tried so hard to use fancy words in every single sentence hahaha.

That aside, thank you to the few people who kept on reading my crappy writing. Thank you yty who helped me improve and JiaJun for being my number one fan.
And thank you to my lecturer who actually enjoyed my authenticity and style of writing, it's been quite some time since a person (other than my friends) has granted me such validation.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Label 2017: Uni Life

Halfway through my onigiri, I checked my phone and was notified that the 8am class was cancelled. It is currently 7:20 am,WHY LA MACAM INI I WOKE UP AT 6 SOMETHING GRRRRR. The moral of the story is always check your phone hahahaha no la gong hei fatt choi everyone!!!!!!!

Why time flies so damn fast one?? Someone explain to me pls, I have been in uni for one month liao!!!!!!! 😱😱
Going to update my (3) readers with my uni life even though most of them already know how is my life going???? HAHAHAHA

Okay so now I'm going to update you with my super "cool" uni life:
1. My uni's food actually not bad
Here's what I always eat when I don't know what to eat with my friends. Secret spaghetti place located at a secluded corner of my uni. The sunny side up very beh pai,the cook got skills like me HAHAHA. #shameless #thisiswhynoonelikesme



THIS IS SO GOOD.
Let me introduce shawarma, mom and dad pls give me your blessings because I have found my true love. The name of this restaurant is Shawarma, the wrap I am holding is also a...shawarma. Shawarma sells Arabic food and it is actually a 3 minutes walking distance from my uni and this is so freaking good. Their french fries are fried to perfection and also the portion is quite big. Also also!!! Not to forget about their (sour cream?) sauce which is A++** 💯💯💯💯💯

2. A lot of me time is involved
As much as I enjoy people's company, I also enjoy being alone. This is my 2017 realization HAHAHAH.

Finally tried the Matcha softserve at Family Mart and it did not disappoint!!! RM2.90 for a green tea ice cream??????? DOES A PRICE LIKE THIS STILL EXIST IN TODAY'S ECONOMY????


I save up my lunch money so that I can spend on stuff like this when I head home hahha...ha....not funny la.


(At the chips aisle but I did not buy chips!!!!)
Grocery shopping with me, myself and I. In the midst of transitioning to a full-time auntie. JK la grocery shopping is fun and I fu so independent afterwards HAHAHAHAHA. 

3. My friends like to eat



Nuff said.

4. I keep trying to be healthy by putting salmon in everything
I know, I know, it doesn't work that way :(
Why is salmon so expensive haih. Looking for a salmon supplier who is willing to sponsor poor uni student(who loves salmon) a lifetime supply of salmon. Benefits : you get free advertising from a uni student who tries very hard ot be funny



Salmon makes everything better.
Also cooked pasta for the first time and holy cheese it's official I have a talent in cooking...instant food. 😀 Mom pls be proud of your soon to be 20 year old daughter who is a pro in cooking instant food.


Me showing off and self-promoting in order to get my friend's recognition.
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I will summarize my entire CNY in one sentence : It involved alot of CNY snacks and packet drinks,就是不停地在乱吃乱喝 💀

Exploding kittens because no one gambled at my mom's side???


Was craving for 鸡蛋糕 and this was the only alternative.


My uncle's dog is too cute la T_______T It slept on the backpack T_______T

On 初四 I 拜年-ed with my friends and then had Vietnamese food for dinner.

This is so good T______T


Got free 柑 leh so nice!!!!!
After that we decided to go to KL for Family Mart HAHAHA. 说走就走 award goes to my friends la.


Bought milk tea for RM8.50(with yty) because it was the last bottle ma!!!!It's a sign that we should buy ok...Anyway my friends say that it's not worth RM8.50 HAHAHHA OK LO.
(Also tried the vanilla softserve and I prefer green tea)

And then I bought beer (with yty) for RM12 HAHAHHA. Walao we're actually paying double (or more) of the price sold in Japan. It's ok la YOLO la... I'm going to use YOLO as an excuse for every single stupid thing I do. 


Using straws to drink beer like all adults would.


Ending this post with a cat who lepaks around my uni and condo. Happy Chinese New year everyone!!!
Going to wish everyone with my favourite line : 鸡年行大运! 🐓

Sunday, January 1, 2017

🎉 Leftover Mashed Potatoes 2016 🎊

🎆🎇 HARRO KAWAN-KAWAN HAPPY 2017!!!!!!!! 🎇🎆

Wah I feel like 2016 ended in a blink of an eye. For realz leh... imo 2016 ended really really really quickly. From Brexit, Donald Trump to PPAP, those happened last year.

A Leftover Mashed Potatoes post should be blogged in the year of 2016 but I was actually quite busy (will explain below), which is why I'm blogging about it on the first day of 2017. Instead of blogging about my 2K17 resolutions and crap, I'm going to blog about what I experienced/ learned/ achieved in the year of 2016 to show the internet what an underachiever I am ... Is the cup half empty or half full YOU DECIDE HAHAHA.

2016 was a really special year to me.

Ok la kind of special la.

You know what, instead of 'special' I'm going to use 'different' because it was the year where I got to really do stuff that I have wanted to do, like drinking alcohol without supervision and going to a gay bar HAHAHA. I took a gap year/ gap months(???) after my A-levels because : 1. I still had no idea what I wanted for my degree  2. I kept avoiding it so I had to wait for the next intake   3. I wanted to have a taste of the working world
Anyway, I spent a lot of time on the internet watching movies and Youtube videos and man, LIFE WAS GR8. The feeling of wasting your time on the internet knowing that you don't have to study and wake up early the next morning is veli shuang.

That aside, here are the "ingredients" for my bowl of "mashed potatoes 2016" (inverted commas because you know...it's not real ingredients I'm trying to be creative I'm sorry that I tried)

1. Became more YOLO

Short post about YOLO here. Hopefully in the next few years I can experience more YOLO stuff?? Doing YOLO stuff is just a nicer term for doing stupid stuff la haih.

2. Work, work, work, work, work, work

Yes I did just do a Rihanna reference that was so 2016 LOL.
The working world is not funsies at all. Superiors don't really give a shit what circumstances you're under. Here's a scenario for a better picture : They give you a job, you are expected to do that job perfectly. It doesn't matter to them what happens in between, for example, your co-worker doesn't want to answer your messages and at that moment your boss asks you for something that your co-worker should give you. The problem is, you have already asked earlier, it's your co-worker who doesn't want to reply, what do you do? Maybe you'll tell your boss that your co-worker didn't reply but that only makes you A) A not very nice person because what if your co-worker is busy with something  B) An excuse-giving under performed worker
But if you choose to not tell your boss, that makes you A) An under performed worker  B) a very foolish person because in reality your co-worker is watching YouTube videos
What I'm trying to say is, when you enter the working world, it's hard to get the best of both worlds.

3. Dyed my hair for the first time ever!!



4. Spent more time with my friends and family

Because I had loads of free time HAHAHA.


5. Actually enrolled in university!

Moving out tomorrow!!!! I'll still come back every weekend la but I don't know what to feel right now.

6. Birds of a feather (do not necessarily) flock together 

I've met someone while working as a part timer and at first I didn't expect much from her because imo her batch was quite crappy but man, she really proved me wrong. There are still nice and sincere people out there.


7. Improved my promoting skills

Being a part-time promoter helped me alot with communicating, there are still tough times though haha!


8. Watched 50 movies 

Here's the list, and also a quick one-sentence review/comment.
1. The Pianist (2002) : Best movie ever with great acting and plot.
2. Schindler's List (1993) : Just watch it.
3. Big (1988) : Got Uncle Hanks rapping (kind of), very cutesy la.
4. The Green Mile (1999) :  Entertaining .
5. Bridge of Spies (2015) : Uncle Hanks' acting never disappoints <3, one of my favs.
6. Son of Saul (2015) : Realistic, depicted the holocaust really well but the ending was ?????
7. 12 Years a Slave (2013) : Deserved that Oscar.
8. The Imitation Game (2014) : I personally liked the plot and the plot twist!
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) : Funny with A+ cinematics.
10. Whiplash (2014) : The type of movie that will make you ponder and reflect on yourself.
11. The Theory of Everything (2014) : Eddie Redmayne's acting is A++++ here.
12. Dallas Buyers Club (2013) : Interesting.
13. Pulp Fiction (1994) : V classic.
14. Inglorious Basterds (2009) : Didn't really like this one, Brad Pitt's accent was so fake la.
15. Europa Europa (1990) : Beh Pai
16. Brooklyn (2015) : Beh Pai.
17. Bad Neighbours (2014) : Quite funny la.
18. 21 Jump Street (2012) : Way funnier than Bad Neighbours.
19. 22 Jump Street (2014) : Still prefer 21 Jump Street.
20. The Believer (2001) :?????????????????????????????? (How I felt for the entire movie)
21. The Godfather (1972) : V classic.also.
22. Midnight in Paris (2011) : The movie really did make me feel like moving to Paris but then it faded after a few hours.
23. Hell or High Water (2016) : Ok ok la.
24. Sully (2016) : Good movie because Uncle Hanks never disappoints.
25. Goodfellas (1990) : Beh Pai.
26. City of God (2002) : This is also one of the best movies that I have ever watched, ever.
27. The Intouchables (2011) : Prepare your box of tissues.
28. Me Before You (2016) : (Please don't judge me for this HAHA) Meh
29. Anchorman : The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) : Beh Pai.
30. Mystic River (2003) : Not really my type of movie.
31. Edward Scissorhands (1990) : Entertaining.
32. The Lobster (2015) : ????????????????????????? (But still it was a not bad movie it's just quite weird)
33. Kimi no Na wa (2016) : Really nice drawing and colouring hahaha, plot is not bad also.
34. Warm Bodies (2013) : Meh.
35. Airplane! (1980) : Classic.
36. The Man from Nowhere (2010) : One of the best Korean movies next to Miracle in Cell No. 7
37. Nobody knows (2004) : Wow, this movie just...makes you think of humanity. 
38. Train to Busan (2016) : Meh.
39. Annie Hall (1977) : Meh and I don't get what's so A***+++ about this??
40. Mother (2009) : Sad but good.
41. The Royal Tenanbaums (2001) : Beh Pai. 
42. Interstellar (2014) : Beh Pai. 
43. Oldboy (2003) : ????????????????????????????????? VERY INTERESTING,WTF,MAKE YOU HAVE MIXED FEELINGS MOVIE THAT I WILL RECOMMEND TO ALL MY KAWANS. 
44. Good Will Hunting (1997) : Life changing. 
45. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) : Beh Pai, Leornado Dicaprio's acting is just WOWzers. 
46. The Great Gatsby (2013) : Beh Pai also!
47. The Breakfast Club (1985) : At first it was just an OK movie for me, but then I gave some thought into the plot and did some reading on the internet, from 'OK' upgrade to 'Classic' la. 
48. Mean Girls (2004) : Classic AF movie.
49. Stand By Me (1986) : Beh Pai.
50. Idiocracy (2006) : Interesting, pretty deep when you think about it.
I know 50 isn't really that much because like I've said I had loads of free time. I'm still happy that I completed my 50th movie at 11:40pm on 31/12/2016!!!!!!! I thought I couldn't achieve my goal  leh but I did it!!!! Cue the Dora the Explorer "We Did It" song!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
(Also, this is why I was so "busy")
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9. Changed my blog layout

This was a last minute thing and I didn't procrastinate this time!!!!!!

THAT KIND OF SUMS UP MY 2016 HAHAHHA.
As you can see I spent most of my time on the internet and I just want to say that I HAVE NO REGRETS HAHA. 2016 overall was a pretty great year for me. Another year of growth and realization about the world, another bowl of mashed potatoes. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Not JK

EDIT/MINI UPDATE (19/10/2016) :
Check out my new layout!!!!!
Every single doodle is hand-drawn (on a phone hahaha) by me and I'm not going to lie I am pretty happy with the outcome. I don't have a stylus so imagine the pain T___T The app that I used to draw is "PicsArt" and it's been on my phone for 40000 years but I have only acknowledged the app's "beh pai-ness" now :(
Adiós old layout, you shall be missed and you are now replaced.
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I saw this on /r/AskReddit yesterday, and I had the biggest urge to blog about it.

The weird thing is though...I didn't even click into the thread, I just saw the title and decided to blog about it I don't know why am I like diz what is the point of existing why is the sky blue why is a potato brown?
"What is your life motto?"
As unrealistic and funny my life motto may sound, this is no joke man, I have been applying it irl for several times subconsciously and consciously. After reading that question on AskReddit, I finally realize that this life motto of mine...plays a very important role in my life and I have a real life motto 4 realz.

If you are a very close friend of mine, you will realize this whenever I try to decide on something.
I also like to apply it when I try to be adventurous but deep down I'm actually 拉屎ing.
I have used it on my blog posts as a joke....


But little did I know, this had been my life motto for years T____T Created a gif to prove that I have YOLO-ed so many times until the extent of having enough pictures to actually create a gif HAHA.

You can read about my YOLO posts here:
YOLO-ing by climbing Batu Caves with yty
Definitely the most YOLO activity I participated in the year of 2015. It is super extreme for noobs like me.

YOLO-ing by climbing 2 mountains in TW
So glad I didn't postpone this because I got to witness the most!! Beautiful!! Sunset!! Ever!! Not to forget the gay bar part!!!!!

YOLO-ing by embarrassing myself at Kansai Airport
Also very happy I did this because my hobby is embarrassing myself and then feel good about it!!!!

There is a YOLO experience that I have not blogged about, which is eating supper with Wei Li An. It was pure luck and a lot of sakkai-ness HAHAHHA. Went all the way to KL to have supper (thanks to Rogermon and yty) and BAMZ Wei Li An really went there to have supper XD!!!!!!! The photo with arrows pointing a person is Wei Li An, also appeared in his video (even though it was really small and hardly noticeable but then can syok sendiri and re-watch 10000 times)!!!!!

YOLO :
Abbreviation for: you only live once The dumbass's excuse for something stupid that they did Also one of the most annoying abbreviations ever....
Urban Dictionary
So accurate.

Isn't it ironic how I always say it as a joke but I'm actually applying it now and then in my life wtf. Haih, I hate to admit it but I'm glad for the times that I YOLO-ed. Life is short man, and death is very real. Adolescence is for YOLOs, when you're an adult and you have responsibilities there is no time for YOLOs.

Yup, I did just encourage you to do stupid stuff at a young age because life is short.

My god. Why....
Here you go, my life motto. Just when you thought I cannot get lamer....#officiallamowholivesbyYOLO

P/s: Don't go high on drugs because of this post and blame it on me.