Thursday, December 30, 2010

Out With The Old, In With The New

Today, 31 Dec 2010,
the end of 2010,
heading to 2011.

Looking back on 2010,
try to remember what I have done.
Was utterly useless this year.
Failed badly academically,
and was anti-social as well this year.

So, this coming new year,
will have turn back like I was back in 2009.
And will challenge myself more like I did back in 2009!!!

New year resolution:
->slim down
->get my dream camera

and there goes the list...
ho ho ho...


Eating @ The General Practitioner

Went to have dinner at The General Practitioner on the 27th Sept.
This restaurant was a long standing restaurant in Wellington. 
The outermost of the restaurant was vintage,
however, every time I pass by it, it never fail to capture me attention.

Finally, I've gotten a chance on trying its dinner menu, 
along with the same gang,
Me, Mossy, Nicole and LP.

Had a very huge misunderstood during that day.
Days before, the 4 of us actually decided to have dinner at another place called White House,
however, after LP got back home,
me, Mossy and Nicole suddenly changed our plan to the GP, instead of WH.

So, what happened was that none of us remember to update LP about the change of plan,
and somehow, LP double check with the time with us on the very day,
yet, none of us remember to let him know the change of place.

So, LP ended up in the White House,
and the rest of us went to GP.


While waiting for LP to come over to GP from the White house,
the 3 of us played with the camera for a bit,
taking pictures of the interior, 
taking pictures of us...

After finished SS'ing, 
we finally sat down quietly and looked at our menus.
We waned to wait for LP together to order our dishes, 
but we are too hungry,
so we ordered an entree and our mains.

The dishes turned out to be above average,
but my dish was the best of all,
it was the Confit Duck Leg,
roasted and served on potato roast with pickled red cabbage and cranberry chutney.
Mossy had venison,
it was quite good, but not as superb as White House's venison.

Nicole had  the Lamb Rump,
it was roasted Canterbury lamb served with potato gratin, savoy cabbage sauté with butter and black pepper.

LP had the Beef Fillet,
 char grilled 200g steak served with café de paris butter and hand cut chips.

The entree we ordered was Salt and Pepper Squid,
served on pickled cucumber with chilli jam.

The GP had only limited main dishes. GP does more wines and spirits than doing mains.
There are huge selections of wines in GP.

~The outer view of GP~

~ The wall of "fame", if you are there, take a close look on those pictures, tells a lot of stories~

~Trophies once hunted!~

~Dining tables~

~Our entree~

~Lamb rump~

~Confit Duck Leg~


~Beef Fillet~

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Found another great piece of article from FB...

6 years : Mom knows everything! ~ 
8 years: Mom knows a lot! ~ 
12 years: Mom really doesn't know everything! ~ 
14 years: Mom knows nothing! ~ 16 years : Mom, what mom? ~ 
18 years : Mom is outdated! ~
25 years : Maybe Mom knows! ~ 
35 years : Before deciding, let's ask Mom! ~ 
45 years: I wonder what Mom thinks!~ 
75 years:... I wish Mom was here to ask..!
Well, I never thought of m mum was out dated....
In fact, I always go to my mum to ask for every piece of advice I could get from her...
I miss my mum now...

Monday, October 11, 2010


very nervous now....
test in less than 2 weeks time...
yet, still dun feel like studying....
die hard....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Wake Up Call~

Came across this article in FB,
and stuck me hard,
thus sharing with all those that read my blog:

 1 遇到不想回答的問題 :直視對方的眼睛 ,微笑、 沈默

、請記得 :好朋友的定義是,你混的好,他打心眼裡為你開心,你混的不好,他由衷的為你著急

、做自己的決定 ,然後準備好承擔後果 。從一開始就提醒自己 ,世上沒有後悔藥吃, 而我永遠有個 B計劃。

自己分內的事情 ,努力做到一百分

、接受自己不過是個"小小的我" ,但眼裡要能夠悅納"大大的世界"




、不說謊話 ,因為總有被拆穿的一天。


、你沒那麼多觀眾 ,別那麼累

過去的事情可以不忘記 ,但一定要放下。

、別人說的記在腦袋裡,而自己的, 則放在心裡。

、社會是有等級的, 很多事不公平, 別抱怨 ,因為沒有用



、無論何時說"我愛你",請真心實意, 無論何時說"對不起" 請看著對方的眼睛。



不是自己的東西不要 ,就是再喜歡也不行 ,要懂得放棄

、不要覺得是生活虧欠了你 ,其實是我做的努力不夠




Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy birthday!! 盈小姐!

This post is dedicated to 盈小姐,
wishing her a happy birthday,
wishing her all the best things that could happened to her!!

You know who you are when I say 盈小姐,
ha ha ha,
sadly this year cannot bring you to play around in KK,
will compensate you when I got back ya?


Friday, October 1, 2010

Turoa Ski Trip - Ohakune 22-24.09.2010

The long awaited ski trip has arrived!!! Only 4 of us went. Me, mosquito, Nicole and LP. We rented a car for our trip, it's a Nissan, but of what series i don't remember. This car.... sigh... it's a station wagon, but only 1.5cc.....every time going up to any steep mountain, or even some slope, this car totally power less, max I step on the accelerator only reach 50kmh. Was so afraid there will be police stopping me and saman me.....

We rented the car a day before we head up to Mount Ruapehu. First thing after I've gotten the car, I headed straight to Nicole's place to help her to move her stuff. After stuffing all her stuff in the car (small note: it's only half of the belongings Nicole had), we headed to Reagal for yum cha. Had some really nice BBQ pork bun, some congee, then take some "left over" for mossy.

(p/s: not really left over though, we specially put those aside for some, but once we put every thing into a container it looked really like we "da pau" left over for her.)

After yum cha, me and Nicole went back to my place to put her stuff into my room (she'll be moving in to stay in the same building with us once we got back from the trip). Unloading the stuff from the car didn't take us too long, Mossy was amazed by the amount of stuff Nicole could have, and after  I told her that was just half of what had been moved form her place, she was speechless.
We then went to Yan's supermarket for groceries shopping, to buy stuff that we needed to bring for the trip. Then after done all the groceries, we drive up to LP's house to get his stuff.

LP stayed a night at our place, and the whole night, me and Mossy keep threatening him that we will zip up his sleeping bag and then throw him over the corridor fencing down to the grass part in our place. LOL...

The next day early morning, we woke up around 6.30 am like that, washed up ourselves, then, need to go get Nicole from her place. After getting her, TIME TO HIT THE ROAD!!!!!

~On our way to Palmy~

~ This bay is breath taking, too bad the weather not too nice to photo taking~

~Flocks of sheeps you can see all the way~

The weather wasn't too promising on our way, an was raining on parts of the road. All four of us chatted happily along the trip. We first had a pit stop in Palmerston North to rest a bit and grab a breakfast. Then went over to i-site to see which exit to take to Mt. Ruapehu. After filling up the fuel, we once again set off!!!

~On our stop at Palmy, looking at The Square~

~One of those breath taking views taken on our way~

It didn't take us long till we reach our destination, the road sign was super clear and road condition was superb. Not much car on our way, probably because it's Sunday and people are heading back to their home. We managed to steer on the right path, except that I've over shoot a bit on the exit 49 towards Ohakune. Made a safe u-turn from a nearby housing area and turn back into exit 49. We drove another 40 min once we turn into the exit 49, then finally, we reached!!!!!

~Ohakune, the huge carrot behind was the landmark of that place!~

We turn in to the huge carrot to take photo, before we head straight to the lodge we booked. We were very excited by the huge carrot, and I even make fun of it that it was my ancestor and I originated from there. it took us nearly 30 min just to have fun over there. And I even took out the carrot we brought with us to the trip and compared it with the giant carrot.

After having fun with the carrot, we finally head to the lodge. On our way to the lodge, LP sudden said that his cover for his camera has gone, we ask him where he lost it, and he said he put it on the car while we were having fun with the carrot. We had to head back to the huge carrot, and found out that it was on the road side, not far away from the carrot.

~The lodge that we stayed for 3 nights~

We head straight to the office of the lodge to check in ourselves. The manager then showed us our room and the surroundings. There were drying room for us if we to dry the ski equipment, there was a washing machine (which comes in VERY convenient on our second day), and a SPA POOL (we didn't tried that though). The room we booked was very nice, comes with 2 rooms, a living room with an open kitchen, and a bathroom. The unit was well kept, and most importantly, it's CLEAN!!!! The rates was not too bad, NZ$ 230 per night.

We unpacked our stuff, then started to make our dinner. The 1st night dinner was  hotpot, and was a spicy hotpot! We had thin slices of lamb, some assorted stuff specially for hotpot, surimi (crab stick), tao pok, mushroom and pork ball (mossy's personal favourite).

~The spicy hotpot~
In the middle of the dinner, me, Mossy and nicole were so full, that we decided to go have a walk around the lodge. When we headed outside, the sun was setting. The scene there, my god, was really nice. The sky color during sun set, really can't describe it.

~ Sun set, taken just out side of our lodge~

~Some nice tree with unknown flower~

After dinner, we rested a bit and was thinking what to play. We decided to play "chor dai di" (a.k.a. Big 2). Nicole doesn't know how to play, so we thought her. Who would have know that Nicole learned so fast that she won for a few times. During the game, we had some wine. It was a Yalumba rose, a mixture of white and red. The taste was not bad.

We went to bed around 1 am. We were very loud throughout the whole game. Thank god that there were no resident next to us...

Me and Nicole woke up 9 am in the morning and prepare breakfast. Made a wonderful English big breakfast, with toast, sausage, scramble eggs,bacon along with coffee and tea.

~Our big breakfast~

We took our time to enjoy our breakfast, and only start getting out from the lodge around 11.30 am. We headed down to the i-site to check if there were anything interested around there. Finally we decided to visit the Viaduct and the waterfall. We went to visit the viaduct 1st, as it was nearer to us. We park our car at the near by motel and start walking to the Viaduct.

Never came across us was that the walk towards Viaduct was more a jungle trekking, so we didn't dressed properly for it. Me and Mossy were still alright, we wore our usual Timberland. LP still not too bad, he wore his sport shoe. Nicole was the most unlucky, she wore the shoe that was for snow. So, the whole trip was so slippery for her, and she even fell down on our way back to the car.

When we started out to the Viaduct, the weather was pormising and was very nice. Who knows, half way from our way back to the car after visiting the Viaduct, IT RAINS!!!! Not only it rains, it also rained hails!

Little History of the Viaduct
The Viaduct was build to connect Auckland and Wellington in the past. 
Before steam engines were invented, 
people had to rely on animal power or their own power to travel to and fro Auckland and Wellington.
Revolution of the industries and science helped human to travel from Auckland much faster.

Year 1000 - took birds 12 hours to travel
Year 1600 - took Maori 2 weeks to travel on foot
Year 1850 - took the 1st Europeans 1 week to travel on horseback
Year 1870 - needed 3 days of travel by coastal ship
Year 1906 - 3 days were needed to travel by train and coach when the old coach road were open
Year 1908 - only 1 day was needed to travel by train
Now - takes 8 hours to travel by car
Now - takes 90 min to travel by plane

~ On our way to visit the Viaduct~

~ "Nicow" crossing~

~Up close on cow~

~Signs showing us how far we are from the Viaduct~

~The Viaduct~

We did not get to visit the water fall, as I told them that we needed to reach home before sunset (because that day was the hungry ghost festival). After reaching home, it's LP's turn to cook us dinner, and we had Japanese hotpot - Sukiyaki.

Then after the dinner, Nicole suggest to start playing Big 2 again. This game was so interesting is that, LP only won 2-3 time throughout the whole game, and I kept winning!! Heh heh....

~Japanese hotpot, Sukiyaki~
 After the game, we went to bed. The next morning, we had the same breakfast as well. Then we headied to Turoa Ski Field after we were all prepared.

Before we reach the chaining zone, the mountain road was nice and easy. After the chaining zone, my god, the road were so steep and narrow, and the visibility was only 2 meters ahead. I was so so so careful while driving up the mountain. No one in the car dared to talk also, cause at one point of the road, the car was literally at the side of the cliff, with no safety bar and only 1 meter of dirt of the road. But any how, we made it safely to the ski field!!!!!

We lingered around the ski field before purchasing our passes to the ski field. Mossy and LP signed up the beginners, and me and Nicole went purchase the normal passes.We had so much fun skiing. I stopped skiing quite early because the ski boots were killing me, and it actually bruised my leg. So I took the liberty to take photos of them at the near the ski lift, and get to throw snow on them! LOL.

While I was happily throwing snow on them, I kena snow myself, but not from them, was from the staff operating the ski lift near by. After every one finished skiing. we done something we planned on doing since we were kids, SNOW FIGHT!!! It was awesome, and guess what, all three of us victimized LP... Ha ha ha...

~On our way to the ski field~

~Scene on our way to ski field~

~The road after the chaining zone~

~Covered in snow~

~Snow man made by Mossy~

~The cafe lodge at the ski field~

We headed back after skiing. All of us were so tired, we went to bed early after dinner. Sadly, that was our last night of the trip. The next morning, we started our journey back to Wellington around 10 am. We made a stop visiting the Army Museum at Waioru. The weather was superb on our way back and had not rained a single drop!!! We also made a pit stop in Palmy to grab our brunch, and tour around the city for a bit. We sent LP home 1st, then we continue to help Nicole to finish moving her stuff to our place, as she finally got a room in my place!! after moving, we went to New World to get our groceries, and to get as many as we could as we had the car. LOL!!!

~The view of the mountain we skied~

~The Army Museum~

~LP's lunch~

~Mossy's lunch~

~Nicole's lunch~

~My lunch~

~Bear designed latte!~

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Self Questioning~~~

Why the heck did I take up Accy?

Why did I not retry my LLB?

Why why why?

I'm sitting here in the stupid computer area, with nice view outside the window,
nice weather outside,
but test in is another 2 hours,
been sittin ghere since 9 in the morning,
but nothing gone into my brain....

I'm totally screwed for this paper!!!

Test, exam and assignment

Why is it that every time my test and assignemnt there must be event and festival?

This year,
3 years 4 years in a row that I have not celebrated Mid-Autum with my family,
miss them dearly,
missed the food my mum always cook for this festive,
misses the moon cakes....
miss playing candle with my sis,
pretending that we were cooking with the candle,
and miss the most is burning down the laterns once we have done with it.....

Miss jokes from my dad,
miss nagging from my mum,
misses every thing there back in KK,
miss every one back there,
and come to think of it,
I think there are more than 7 years that I have not celebrated with my granny.....
Misses her dearly.....

Miss celebrating every festive with my family....
miss every thing back there...
miss my car, my dog and my super comfy room....
miss my entertainment there, the 50 inch plasma tv....
miss the piano.....


Sunday, September 12, 2010

What Ang Mohs Can Do Funny Stuff with Asian Food

 There is this group of ang mohs, came in and sat at the table near the kitchen. I've taken the order from the table and also served them with their drinks. Their entree was going on quite smooth, but something funny happened to them when Mosquito served them their mains.

There is this lady who had ordered a Hainanese Chicken Rice for her main, and sitting right next to her there is this old lady. This Hainanese Chicken Rice of ours, we served it in 3 portion, one plate is the garlic rice, one plate is the chicken, and a small bowl of broth. So.... Mosquito served the lady that order the Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as the rice and the broth.

Then the next thing happened, the old lady go DIPPED her fingers into the broth, thinking that the broth was a hand washing bowl.... =.=  (That soup was actually very hot!!)

The whole table jacked up laughing like mad upon the finger dipping. LOL... i wonder did she not seen the steam from the bowl? And the water wasn't clear enough to be served as a hand washing bowl!!! Man.....

And i ever gotten questions that sounded like this:

Customer: Hi ya, I would like to order a Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Me: Sure, no prob

Then served him/her their main...

Customer: Erm, excuse me...
Me: Yes, can I help you?
Customer: (Looking at his/her Hainanese Chicken Rice) How do you actually eat this thing?
Me: ........ Er, you just eat it?

LOL, what you expected me to say? The chicken wasn't even an unchopped whole chicken, was already been chopped up nicely, just use your fork and spoon and your mouth to eat!! What you expect? A French Cuisine?!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Procrastination to the MAX!!!!!

Procrastination  is always my biggest enemy.... I like to leave things to the last minute... I dunno why... Been abandoned this blog for quite a while.... have not been updating ti for ages... probably because nothing much exciting stuff happen to me, except that Sam has finally come to NZ.

A lot of people had come and gone, in and out of my life... Sudden realisation that, I actually don;t have much friends.... Well, except those that are close with me like Nicole, Niyo, Kartik and such. But by the end of this year, Nicole and Kartik will be going back home...

Was always wondering myself, should I be more active in making new friend. Indeed all my friend said that I'm friendly, but this year i found that I'm seriously lack of enthisiastic in doing every thing... Screwed up my last semester... need to to summer course to compensate it.....


CNY Beijing Trip 14-20/2/2010

This year's CNY was a bit differnt, iunstead of staying back in KK rottting, we decided to plan another family trip to China!!! Well, that was just two months apart from outr Japan trip...

We were bound to fly on the 13th of February, which was the midnight of the CNY eve. We still had our reunion dinner, but the portion was a bit lesser than we normally will prepare, because we will be going to China for a 6 days 6 night trip.

After the dinner, we cleaned up every thing and preparing to go to the airport. Not a rush for us because our house is only 10 min away from the KKIA, and my parents still get to play mahjong with uncle and aunty lee wah them all....

But I had to leave early, because I'm the tour leader for this tour. But to be honest, nothing much needed to be done this time because this tour only consist 2 family and a total of 10 peopel including me... Wa ha ha ha ha... Yet, I still have to go to the airport early to get things done, such as issuing ticket and stuff like that.
While checking-in, I saw Yunn, coincidently she's a tour leader as well for Eddie, and was bringing tour to Taiwan. I laughed at her, cause I knew her mum would make noise since that she need to bring tour on the CNY eve and throughout the whole CNY... Then we gossiped a little, about some other's company's trouble on the last few trip to Japan...

Then, boarding time. As usual, we took Korean Air to China, but needed to transit in Korea for 2 hours.

~ Street View~

~ Another Street View ~

~ Unexpectedly found a vegetable that wtill had its root ~

~ Street view from the restaurant ~
~ The Bank of China ~

~Some tall buildings~

~ It was so cold that the river freezes over~
~ Pity the dog, its back got dyed with PINK~