Monday, November 30, 2009
I will be going to Florida in winter with my family. Going to spend christmas eve in the disneyland there. It will be amazing and awesome christmas. Can't wait for that day to arrive...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We went to the Texas Renaissance Festival which was held once every year for 2 whole months. It was truely amazing. The theme of the day or week was about pirate. Everyone was already wearing different types of pirate costumes when we reached there. We had no idea about it. There was a shop was people to rent the costumes, but we didn't bother much about it. I figured out that if I was to go with some friends, we would have rented some costumes and dressed up crazily.
Going to continue it tmr. Need to get some sleep. Tata~~~
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The whole party lasted for 4 hours or more. Before it really ended, we need to hit a thing which will drop candies out of it. I forgot the name and the spelling already. We were given 3 chances to hit it with the blind fold. We kept missing it as there were two people pulling the strings of the thing. We asked them to give each of us a chance to hit it without the blindfold. It was much easier to hit it, but the thing won't break so easily.
We went to Emil's house to celebrate Gaby birthday after that. His house was so beautiful and awesome. It was a simple party. We had barbeque hot dogs and some soda. That's it. I borrow a shirt and shorts from Emil, and both of us dive into the pool. It was freaking cold, as it was already midnight. I was shaking for a while when I came out of it. It ended not long after that, and Gaby's sis' boyfriend was kind enough to drive me home all the way. Thank you so much.
It was Mooncake Festival yesterday in USA. I didn't really notice it until my mum told me. The Chok's family was kind enough to invite us over to his house to celebrate the festival. We had dinner at a Hong Kong restaurant. I never know that it was so busy at downtown at night. I haven't been to downtown when it was night time. The food there was quite delicious. All the worker there speak Cantonese, and we even got a desert to eat. It was one of those Chinese soup or tea. I am also not quite sure with the name in English.
After the meal, we header over to Chok's house and tasted the Mooncake from Vietnam. The taste is so different from the ones at home. The ones at home were way tastier. We had some Korean tea and Chinese tea. I like the Korean one a lot. It is actually more like a juice than a tea.
We went home at around 11 something. When we reached home, it was already around 12 midnight.
It is going to be a rather peaceful week for the coming week. I suppose nothing much will be going on. Time for some good resting. I haven't really got any good sleep this few weeks.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I was suppose to post this yesterday right after I came home, but it was around 12 something so I had to post it today. There was one activity called the OctoberFest that I just know recently. There was one which was located in The Woodlands for yesterday and today. I think it is quite different from the ones that are at the other places. It is a German Festival with lots of German Beer and dancing. It lasted from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday whereas on Sunday, it is only half a day. It was really a lot of fun and music going on. There were a lot of people dancing on the stage.
There are actually two stages. One for the Euros and the other one is the German stage. I went there because I volunteer to work as a runner there. They have all sots of position to sign up for. My friends also went for that position, but neither of us got that position. The three ladies headed over to the other ticket counter all the way on the other end. I ended up doing a survey on how the people heard about the festival. Emil was asked to work at the coupon counter.
Fortunately, I was able to went for 2 round as a runner. Got to go around the place using that time and took some pictures of it. My friends ended quite early while I still had to work until 8 p.m. Haha~ We wonder around that place after work and took some pictures around. My friend push me to take a picture with two beautiful German girls. =)
We also did all kinds of silly and crazy pose, like sticking out our butt and making crazy faces. We desperately hungry after that and headed out for pizzas at Brother Pizza's nearly Safe-Way Driving there. The pizza was actually quite good. The flavor was awesome. We talk crap and joke there. I was lucky to have a Russian guy with me who doesn't know much Spanish. Haha~
After that, we rented a movie and went to Gaby house to watch it. I think the title was Babylon A.D. We were laughing quite a lot through out the movie as we joke about it a lot. It was really fun. We also took some crazy pictures while watching the movie.
My friend was very kind to drive me home after the movie. Thanks a lot to Emil and Sabrina. It was really awesome. Can't wait until the 'Siesta Latina' on next Friday. We got some Salsa and Merengue to floor it. Haha~ :)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I was suppose to post this yesterday, but it turned out that I had to finish my work before doing this. We went out in the noon and reached home late at night. We went and visited the Chok family again. They moved into their new apartment. Haha~ It was three storey. Quite large for 3 people.
We had lunch at a Taiwan Noodle shop. Forgot the shop name. We ordered quite a lot to eat, and I was stuffed. We ordered two gigantic bowl of pork chop noodle and also beef noodle. It was soft and tender. We also got the chance to try Taiwan cold noodles. It was a new thing for me. Overall quite good. It is the best noodle restaurant in Houston area.
We went seperate ways after lunch. My dad wanted to have a look at the hong kong market in downtown. I have no idea why they put 'hong kong'. It was bascically all vietnamise people inside. Should be vietnamies market. LMFAO! The stucture and design of the building was quite nice. Reminded me of those Chinese temples.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
There were only a few of us from our college that volunteer to work at the Hamill Ranch this time. We headed towards FM 1960 around 7.20 a.m. and reached there at 7.50a.m. They started work at 8 a.m. sharp so we had to be early. This community service is actually what we do in the Habitat for Humanity Club. It is the activities of the club.
We started working after we got sign up and given a job to do. There are a total of 7 houses that are being build and 2 lands for us to build starting from the framing. There are quite a lot of different work for us such as painting, roofing, putting tiles, and also framing. I had forgotten a few. Out team actually started with roofing, but they need more people for framing as it was a lot of work to do. Chris, Jonathan Swift, Jonathan Chang, Anna, Vero, me, Rick, Kerry, and also her dad volunteer to help them with the framing work.
It was about slamming the nails inside the ultra thick wood, and carrying them around. The framing work is actually about building the exterior and interior structure of a house. There are two teams that are doing framing, as there are 2 lands for it. Some of them get to use the nail guns which was much more easier. We weren't really allowed to touch it even though we are over 18. They say it is too dangerous 'Even though it is a nail gun, it is still a gun in some way.' Haha~ The sound was also very loud.
We had to nail all the parts together and put them together. Have you ever build those houses from wood which you can buy in a supermarket? It is actually around the same structure except that we had lots of nailing to do and carry the super heavy wood after they are nailed together.
It was tiring but the results was worth it. I learned quite a few things, and gain some extra muscles from carrying all that wood. We managed to finish off with the framing which was our goal of the day before 3 p.m. It was a total of 7 hours work non-stop except for a short lunch break in the middle. Some people left early, but quite a lot left at 3 p.m. We cleaned up the mess a little and Jon Swift drived me back to campus.
We will be going there again one time per month for the following month. I don't have any pictures as the historian wasn't me. It was Rick. I am a SGA Rep. Hopefully I can get a hold of the pictures soon. =)
Monday, September 14, 2009
I need to wait for a few weeks to receive my documents stating that I have already passed the test. Then only I can go to the Department of Public Safety to get my driving liscence. Yippee~~~ My long await mission has completed. Now all I need is to get the liscence, then I will be able to drive in USA. Woots~
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I will try to post it when I feel like it. Haha~ I already posted it to facebook. It gives me the feeling of doing something extra if I post it here again. =(
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Lots of things going on in college this week. Tons of homework, tutors, and tuition are going on. Grasping air is also very hard. Tough Luck!
I don't really have time to upload my post about the trip to galveston with all the battleship and submarine that is left in World War 2. I will post it when I am free, probably around the weekends. I upload the pictures to my facebook. The trip is so awesome that it took us from 8.30am to 12.20 am in midnight. We were so tired after the whole day.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
I didn't check the quality of the shirt as it was inside that thing with a lock. I was wondering since when did Malaysia produced such nice materials clothing to send it out to the states. Malaysia tend to send out the best to other country, but keep all the 'Rojak' items for the country. How hilarious is that?
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Like usual, I left my bag inside the locker and went away. When I return to the locker, I notice that my locker and my bag was wide open. I was stunned for a while. My mind was continuously saying "Oh Shit!" All my stuff inside my bag was in disoriented order. My shirt was flying all over the place in my locker. I started searching my bag and see what had gone missing. I lost my wallet. Damn it~ Someone must have stole it. I only have 5 bucks, my Malaysian ID, Driving permit, 2 insurance card, a debit card and some useless card. He must be a beggar. Lolz~
Who would want to still a wallet belonging to such a poor guy. I pity the guy *cause it is a guys locker* who stole my wallet. What can you buy with 5 dollars? I buy Mcd for him also much better. Haha~
I search around the area, and went to the front desk to ask if anyone drop it by ( I know is useless ) The lady working there told me to report it to the police department in Building E. I had no choice but to go there. The lady in the office ask me to complete the volunteer form stating what I lost, how I lost it, and the description of my wallet including the interior stuff. A police officer ask me some question and open a case file for me. He gave me my case number. ( couldn't say it here ) He told me to come back tomorrow to get the copy of the report and see if they found it or not.
This is why I like about the Cops, Fire Officer, and Paramedics in the states. They are really professional unlike those at home. Their occupation is so admire by all the people here. Such a big difference.
I had to call my dad and told him about the incident. My mum then took me to the Texas Department of Public Safety all the way at Conroe. It wasn't a long drive for today. Maybe the feeling was different. It took me only a short while to get my temporary permit back. I had to pay 10 bucks and took a photo. A permanent permit will be send to me.
I had to go to the bank too, to get myself a Wells Fargo Temporary ATM Card since I lost my debit card. Got it done it 15 minutes. Wasn't very much of a hassle For Goodness Sake! Well, about the 2 insurance card and the Malaysian ID card, hopefully I can find it back. The insurance card won't be much of a problem. The ID would be quite a problem. I got to get myself a new one when I go back to Malaysia next time. My mum keep nagging me, saying how important it is. I don't really care about my Malaysian ID card.
God Bless Me that I can find it back. Until then, still my 'luckiest' day. LOLZ?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Can't wait until next Monday which is Labour day. An extra day for me to rest. In the states, we don't have much public holidays per year. There is only a few such as Thanks Giving, Labour Day, July 4th, Easter Day, and Christmas. It is definately different from Malaysia with all the birthdays, Memoral Days of so and so, and other useless holidays. It is a very rare chance for us to have an extra day of holiday in the states.
May god bless I won't fall sick with all the work. Got to sleep. Biesss.....
Sunday, August 30, 2009
It was quite a small shop as they had difficulties buying the shops beside due to some agreement problems. The feel gives you a Malaysian feel, and it feels kinda cosy which made us feel very comfortable. I was awe and stunned when I heard someone speaking Bahasa Melayu outside the restaurant. I was thinking in mind how long has it been since I heard someone say it. It is defintely not common for someone to speak that unique language. There are really a lot people that goes to that restaurant. It made us felt very comfortable as the servers and the owner also speaks Cantonese. How lucky? The view of the restaurant are basically shown in the picture below. I am very sorry that I only have a 7.1 mega pixes camera which gives off such a bad image. ( I know it is very noob )
It has been quite sometime since I have been in the states. Human beings are actually a mere realistic type of living creature. When you have something, you won't thing that it is important. Once you miss it or don't have it, you will use all different kinds of ways to crave for one. I still remember that I use to eat these kinds of food back in Ipoh. It is too easy to buy it. I can find it nearly anywhere ( Not talking about the taste, just the food ). We are really fortunate to find a restaurant that serves these food. They have Penang Laksa, Penang Prawn Mee, Ipoh Char Kuey Teow, Roti Canai, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Curry Mee, Indian Mee Goreng *what we known as Mamak Mee Goreng*, Belacan Malay Kangkung, and also Ipoh famous coffee. The ones I mention are the food we ordered. Well, basically they have all Malaysian food. You just name what you want, and they will have it. The price was reasonable and it was of course affordable as its portion was quite large especially for the rice. We were funny enough to make a rating for the food we ordered. All the rates are 1 to 5 which varries with the taste. 5 is the best. Each of us tried all of them to our hearts content.
The first picture is the Penang Laksa. We rate it 3~4 as they should have use 'Lai Fen' instead of the slender 'Mee Hoon.' The soup was quite delicious and it has the sour and spicy taste in it. The noodles makes all the difference.
The second one was the Seafood Curry Mee. My dad rate it a 3 as the 'Hor Fen' used was too broad and thick. Who put 'Hor Fen' inside curry mee? We use 'Yellow Mee' instead back at home. The soup was also very good. It has the taste of a curry mee ( pardon me if it sounded kinda weird )
The third one was the 'Penang Prawn Mee.' It was unanimous that we all voted it was 1. If you look at the picture, it defintely has the look of it. We, Chinese use to say a phrase "Got Look, No Interior." That is basically what I mean. The taste was awefully plain. It doesn't even has the taste of the prawn shell. Abolutely lack of skills and experience. DAMN IT... The people working told us that it was good. We got cheated. =(
We also order a Ipoh Char Kuey Teow. We wanted a Penang one, but they don't have. Well, better than nothing. The taste was okay or you can say it regular. Nothing special about it. Even the 'Belacan Chilli' wasn't at the taste of it. We gave it a 3 if I remember correctly.
Haha...It is finally the turn of the Roti Canai. We all gave it a 5 as the taste was absolutely fantastic. It was crispy from the first bite to the last bite. It was made very evenly and thin. The dough didn't stick together like a lump. The real reason we rated it so high was because of the little bowl of curry beside it. The curry is very thick and it taste better than a lot of the ones I had tried before in Malaysia. We even try to drink it after finishing the Roti Canai.
The coffee was also another one that we gave it a 5our of 5. A FULL MARK. It was really tasty and I had one for myself. Wakaka~~~ My dad told me they didn't use the 3 in 1 instant coffee which is very famous in Malaysia. They made it themself by adding condense milk in it. It was the skills that made the taste superb. We all like it for sure.
I ordered a Chicken Curry Mee for myself. I gave it a 4 when they asked me about the taste of it. The smell was very good and the taste was at satisfactory. It tasted better than the one my dad had, which was the Seafood Curry Mee. It was all because they listen to me and change the noodles to 'Yellow Mee'...Nah~~~ Just kidding. It was very special as they use different kind of noodles for different dish even though it is still the same Curry Mee.
My dad friend's wife ordered an Indian Mee Goreng. The taste was quite okay and it suited our tongue. It was quite wet actually. They should have fried it with less sauce or water. Overall it wasn't bad. It was a 3 out of 5.
Just a view of the table with all the food packed together. We couldn't get a bigger table as it was all full of people. Too bad. We had to quickly finish some of the dishes to make space for all of it.
My sister kept on saying how cute he is in the car. He has dimples when he smiles, and his eyes are the type that can communicate with people. A chinese way of saying it. Don't really know how to explain it. My sis told me he has the eye smile which is very sweet and cute. My parents keep saying that he will become very handsome when he grows up. Too bad for me.
Just another ordinary picture of my tearing up my Roti Canai. Nothing much about it too say. My dad was siting beside me. Still have that lame and stupid face of mine after such a long time.
My sister took a picture of me while I was going to bite on my noodles. I was starring at her like 'What the heck are you doing? Can't you see I am trying to eat peacefully?' Haha~~~
My parents also took the Chok family to the Viet Hoa Supermarket to show them around. They were quite shocked about the size of the whole supermarket. It was basically to tell them what we can get, and what we couldn't get from there. The picture below is the main entrance of the supermarket, but I took it from the inside. Hehe~~~
The supermarket also sold things that chinese to pray to god like those little cups for oil or tea, and also quite a lot. Don't remember clearly. Memory got problem. Amazing right?
They also sell all sorts of herba tea and chinese traditional medicines. They also have those chinese pictures which is shown at the back of the picture below. I also found out that they sell Canned Bird Nest. Maybe I should get some for myself.
A lot of big Chinese Lanterns are being hung around in the whole place.
Look at what I found? Ipoh Old Town 3 in 1 White Coffee. Lucky Me. Well, we hadn't finish the ones we brought from Malaysia as we bought in quite a lot. Now I know that I can get it there. The price is actually quite affordable if I don't convert the money back to rinngit.
I also found some Tongkat Ali Coffee which stunned me for a while. What in the world is a Tongkat Ali Ginseng Coffee doing in a supermarket in USA. I didn't know they were so famous until I saw a stack of them piling together. There might be people who like it. I have absolutely no idea.
Guess what I also FOUND? My bro favourite food, Durian. Haha~~~ My dad actually forbide us to buy it as he say there might be worms inside it as it is imported from outside the country. Nevertheless, it was quite shocking to find it here in the states. It is actually quite awesome, to be honest. Maybe there will be a time where I miss it too much and don't care about the worms and stuffs. Just eat it and who cares what will happen afterwards. That might happen someday.
That funny kid was making faces at me when I pointed the camera at him. He was pulling both sides of his mouth for me to take his picture. I wanted to take a picture of him smilling adorably, but he refused. Haiz...Couldn't help it. * Cute right? Really wanted to pinch his cheek. Blek~*
I also saw some blue shell crab. We didn't bought any as it takes quite some effort to cook it into a delicious meal.
My dad's friend, Steve William told us about the Tiger Beer before. We tried to find it for quite some time, but futile. As from what I know, Tiger Beer is mass produce from Singapore. I can't believe to find it here in the states. They imported the beer all the way from Singapore. Awesome man. How cool is that?
Other beers like Heineken is really common here. We also have other brands like Corona, Bud Light, Miller Lite, and quite a lot more. A lot of people should have seen the gas shape Heineken before.
Hehe~~~ My dad of course bought half a dozen of tiger beer. He said it was for showing purpose, but I doubt it. Who cares about it? I am defintely going to drink half of it since my bro isn't here, and my mum and sis isn't much of a drinker. Woots~~~ Fantastic...*Opps...Still Under Age..Shouldn't have said that*