Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

2011 has been an eventful year, as it is my last year in high school and also the year I partake the feared-by-many SPM exam. There are a few important things to highlight in this year, and I'm really grateful that I, despite having a serious snotty disease, am still alive and kicking. I'm sorry that you had to sit next to me this whole year and see me wrapping up disgusting wantans, King Mei (금매).

In the blink of an eye, my secondary school life is over. I kind of felt sorry for myself for not doing something crazy in high school that can be reminisced when I'm older. For example, climb up the bleeding tree (yes, it does bleed!) at the edge of the school field, make a prank on a fellow classmate on April Fool's, try to throw a spear, organize a picnic to Teluk Batik - anything to make me feel a little rebellious. Well, I haven't done any of the above, and it's already over. Now I can start to weep pathetically over my lost school life.

Over with the mourning, now comes the happy part.

1. I've been sitting next to my BFF, King Mei
for, what - four years? in school.

(Come to think of it, we haven't really had a good picture together. This is the best one I can find.)

2. Our group emerged as one of the State level winners in the Star NIE - Pizza Hut Magazine Contest! (Sorry, I forgot its official name.)

From left to right: Jessie Ong, Rachel Ching, Aik Chien, Moses Ching, LeiWen Pang

Me, King Mei and Lei Wen had laughed like maniacs in Pizza Hut. It was like getting rich all of a sudden. But we spent our wealth in one hour, stuffing our bellies full with Pizza Hut treats.

3. Graduation Day

4. Bomba Farewell Party @ KFC

We spent a whooping RM 300 that night, but considering how our club members enjoyed the meal, it was worth the money.

4. Class party at Ms. Tan's home

Hey, how can he be whiter than me??? Not fair!!! *Stares enviously*

5. Prefect's Farewell

The pretty girls. From left to right: Geraldine, Pik Lin, Me, Sok Sien, Zi Xian, Ting Hui.

Secondary school life is an amazing journey in life that enables us to meet with friends who, no matter what happens, will still remain as an indispensable piece of puzzle that makes our lives joyful and interesting. Though we may, at one time, be at odds with one another, the sincerity of friendship that bonds us together will help us to overcome these misunderstandings and mistrusts. I hope each and everyone of my friends will find the courage to pursue their greatest dreams and attain happiness in the future.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Friday, December 30, 2011

Quick Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I won a $20 Gift Certificate to Liam's Shard Jewelry recently, but it can only be used on shard jewelry purchases. Since I won't be using it, I'm giving it away to one of you. The first person to e-mail me at aikychien(at)yahoo(dot)com gets it!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Friday, December 9, 2011

My Christmas List

I ran out of ideas on what to post, but something hit me all of a sudden. Since it's going to be Christmas soon, why don't I do a Christmas Wish List? What you'll see below is a compilation of things that strike my fancy this year but still do not own. Do you have a Christmas Wish List as well? Leave me a comment and I'll hop over to your blog to see what items you have on your list!

Miles from OrdinaryThe Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3)
Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
The Lying Game (The Lying Game #1)Never Have I Ever (The Lying Game #2)Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game, #3)

Other Pretty Things:

AAA Purple Amethyst Gemstone Faceted Heart Briolette, 7mm, Set of 21 beads
A Gift Certificate to Som's Studio!

XOXO Bridal Pink Swarovski Crystal Headband Tiara
A crystal headband

Heather Gray Fingerless Gloves with Bows
A pair of fingerless gloves!
(This is what I need most!)

Note to self: Things To Do
  • Learn Korean and French
  • Learn how to make jewelry
  • Go find a work
  • Watch 那些年,我们一起追的女孩
  • Watch City Hunter
  • Practice Mozart's Piano Sonata in D K.448

Monday, December 5, 2011

Accounting Test Today!

Today is the Accounting test in SPM.

Which is also the first time I actually got one of my accounts balanced! So damn excited! I still remember the tallying number: RM 234 650 :)

It's time to prepare myself for the next battle! The Chinese paper, which is on 7th December, is the hardest to score. Only 4 people in Malaysia get an A+ last year! Which is about 0.02 percent of all the candidates who took Chinese. Can you imagine it? No, we are not stupid, it's just that the binomial graph for Chinese is steeper than the other subjects. You have to get 90 and above to score an A+ in Chinese. Do you know how hard is that? One question is entitled at least 3-4 marks, and if you get three wrong, then you're goner. The essay is also challenging; tough, I would say. I admit I'm not that good in essay writing. I'm far behind if compared to students in China of my age. However, I will try my best and hope for the best.

An A is good enough for me. God, can you hear my prayers?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Random. Rainbow.

It's raining again. But the good thing is, there's a rainbow after the rain! It's so pretty. Too bad I don't have a real camera. A good one that costs over 3k MYR. This picture was taken by using my mobile phone, so the colour is slightly off here due to different colour settings.

Actually, it's a double rainbow, but the first one is not very clear. It's almost non-existent in this picture.

What makes a double rainbow?

Sometimes we see two rainbows at once, what causes this? We have followed the path of a ray of sunlight as it enters and is reflected inside the raindrop. But not all of the energy of the ray escapes the raindrop after it is reflected once. A part of the ray is reflected again and travels along inside the drop to emerge from the drop. The rainbow we normally see is called the primary rainbow and is produced by one internal reflection; the secondary rainbow arises from two internal reflections and the rays exit the drop at an angle of 50 degrees° rather than the 42°degrees for the red primary bow. Blue light emerges at an even larger angle of 53 degrees°. his effect produces a secondary rainbow that has its colors reversed compared to the primary, as illustrated in the drawing, adapted from the Science Universe Series Sight, Light, and Color.

It is possible for light to be reflected more than twice within a raindrop, and one can calculate where the higher order rainbows might be seen; but these are never seen in normal circumstances.

Our beautiful house after the rain.

Monday, November 14, 2011

First Day of SPM

We had the BM test today. The first paper (writing essays) was easier, but the second paper was quite challenging. I hope I can still get an A+, though. It turns out a whole lot of students (including me) do not understand the word 'cepumas' and the word 'halaju' when we're asked to use both these words to build grammatically-correct sentences. Guess what? Someone even created this page on Facebook today:

Hit Like If you lost 1 marks in SPM BM paper2 because of Cepumas

And there are 300+ likes already. Cool.

Tomorrow is the English test, but I'm confident in that one. Nonetheless, I'm still going to pray to God and ask him to give me guidance and confidence in my test tomorrow. I'm chewing on History text books right now to memorize the facts and details as History is on Wednesday. Hope I can live through SPM with all A/A+'s.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Zoo Uniform Update

Zoo Uniform is an exclusive lifestyle brand in France which is centered around 36 animal faces designs. But so far, they've only launched standard products bearing only five of their designs (The Koala, The Monkey, The Owl, The Panda and The Pig). You can read my review for The Koala T-Shirt HERE.

César & Paul, the brains behind the brand, has contacted me about the change in prices of the products. Now, the prices are €25.00 for T-shirts and €10.00 for Panties, and thus more affordable to the public! You can take a look at the products for sale at the STORE.

The Koala Pink Tshirt Women - Click Image to Close
The Koala T-shirt Rose Femme €25.00

The Pig Black Panties - Click Image to CloseThe Pig Black Panties - Click Image to Close
The Pig Culotte Noire €10.00

The Panda Tshirt Gris Homme - Cliquez sur l'image pour la fermer
The Panda T-shirt Gris Homme €25.00

For more, please visit Zoo Uniform

Friday, November 4, 2011

Graduation Day

After five years in SMJK Nan Hwa, I finally graduated. Five years of study, laughter and friendship makes me a little sad to be leaving this place soon. I sincerely thank all the teachers for their guidance and all my friends for making my secondary school life so wonderful. Without you guys, I won't be who I am today. So, thank you!

Me and BFF Rachel. I'm cuter. Haha!

Younger sister (Zheng), Keith and Me. We asked Keith to bend down so that we are of the same height.

Me giving Keith a fake punch on the face. I look so ugly in this picture. :(
But at least Keith is there to save the day with his cute, chubby face.
My fifth aunt [五婶] came back today and when she saw this picture, guess what she said?
"This fatty is so cute!"

Us having a photo with Add Maths teacher Mr Ong.

Another one.

The gals.

The guys.

Yuan's extraordinary scroll-balancing skills.

Mao's Claws of Fury!

The masters of ceremony, Xiao Hui and Wei Lian. At the right is Ms Chiew.

Principal Ms. Chan giving a speech.

The students' representatives Kah Yee and Diong Min giving speeches in BM and Chinese respectively.

The choir members presenting Seasons In The Sun.