Friday, February 23, 2007

来一个小学作文的开头:一年一度的农历新年终于来临了!(因为自己也想不出什么高明的开头)
在除夕的前夕,我们一家八口终于团圆了。开始分开住在五湖四海的我们,如今更加珍惜新年这难得然我们团圆的时光。而珍惜的意思,就是疯狂的玩!在打扫车房来准备祭拜的时候,小弟觉得单刷太无聊了。所以,我们在撒完肥皂水后,就开始优雅地在地上溜冰,用脚板把地上溜干净。然后,我们还来了接力赛。哥哥跟大姐一组,二姐和弟弟,我和小弟。男声先从车房的以便开始溜,溜到另一端后到女生溜。溜着溜着,我们竟然也把车房抹干净了。
除夕晚吃团圆饭,也是期待已久的火锅。妈妈总是准备特别丰富的料,然后大家一起捞!三巡后是敬语的时刻。每个人敬每一位食物,并附上诚心的祝福。就这样吃呀吃呀,吃完已是晚上十时。收拾完毕后一起看电视,又不知不觉到了十二时。新年罗!大家警觉地摆排场泡茶,向爸妈敬茶拿红包!
真的好喜欢新年哦!那传统的气氛,穿新衣的兴奋,团聚的感动,疯狂的快感!家人是疯狂的,而我好喜欢。每一次的新年,是一次的珍惜,一次的感恩。感恩我有这么可爱的家庭。虽然现在大家各分多地,一家全到的场合不多,但是情谊却不会减少。而每次新年,就是让我们见证家庭的温暖的幸福。只希望这样的家族传统能够一直继续,长长久久。
也希望外婆能够早点病好,加入我们的庆祝队伍!
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

New year; New reflection


Days of the weeks have flown past, being stuffed with uncountable meetings and assignments and tests and commitments, so full that they do not have space for any feelings or emotions. Everytime they well up, I have to suppress them, or temporarily release them in bulk, then re-immerse into the work again. CNY is near. So near. Valentine's is today. Somehow I didn't recall registering any sense of excitement for these days. Am I turning into a workaholic unknowingly? Am I losing the ability to feel?
After lesson yesterday, I gave myself the liberty to run run run away from NTU. Being constrained by time, I could only go Jurong Point. The shops feel strange to me. Now I am reminded how long since the past have I not shopped. Have I not gotten in touch with the world out there.
This is bad. I shall never lose the right to live. I will not become a slave for work. No matter how interesting the work is, how important my studies are, how actually I can interact and live while working, I will always make it a point to live out of them. I need to live as a human, as a commoner, as a girl! I will not forget the true nature that lies within me, that desire to laugh, run, scream, get wild, shop, meet precious friends like yunz, smile, breathe, live. Work complements my life. I love my work. But it shall never become me. It will never take over my life.
I will be my life.
Thanks to Chinese New Year, your appearance causes me to think and reflect. Thanks to this runaway from French lesson, the extra time returned to me gives me the chance to pause, feel and blog. Thanks to blog, it's always a place for me to spin my thought. Work, thou shalt never consume my life.
I will be my life.
For now, let's cheer, celebrate and be merry! Chinese New Year is here! Bought my dream white leather bag yesterday finally. Cost me a bomb, but no regrets. Bought white sandals too!Hoohoo... I want that white cap!! Was packing this morning when I know actually I should be studying for French. Excitement is brewing beneath. I am going home! CNY is here! Soon soon soon! Can't wait for tomorrow to come! Yoohoo!
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A change of personality


So, after a year, my personality has changed from Extroverted iNtuitive Feeling Judgement (ENFJ) to Extroverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving (ENFP), with 100% Feeling.

Extroverted - I get energised by interacting with people and engaging with activities rather than being energised by internal world of ideas and emotions.
iNtuitive - I prefer to focus on imagination than facts and figures.
Feeling - Emotional and sentimental rather than objective and logical.
Perceiving - I prefer spontaneous and flexible lifestyle rather than a planned and organised life.

More about an ENFP - The Inspirer:


You have Extraverted Intuition with Introverted Feeling.


ENFPs are warm, enthusiastic people, typically very bright and full of potential. They live in the world of possibilities, and can become very passionate and excited about things. Their enthusiasm lends them the ability to inspire and motivate others, more so than we see in other types. They can talk their way in or out of anything. They love life, seeing it as a special gift, and strive to make the most out of it.


ENFPs have an unusually broad range of skills and talents. They are good at most things which interest them. Project-oriented, they may go through several different careers during their lifetime. To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP's life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.


An ENFP needs to focus on following through with their projects. This can be a problem area for some of these individuals. Unlike other Extraverted types, ENFPs need time alone to center themselves, and make sure they are moving in a direction which is in sync with their values. ENFPs who remain centered will usually be quite successful at their endeavors. Others may fall into the habit of dropping a project when they become excited about a new possibility, and thus they never achieve the great accomplishments which they are capable of achieving.


Most ENFPs have great people skills. They are genuinely warm and interested in people, and place great importance on their inter-personal relationships. ENFPs almost always have a strong need to be liked. However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.


Because ENFPs live in the world of exciting possibilities, the details of everyday life are seen as trivial drudgery. They place no importance on detailed, maintenance-type tasks, and when they do have to perform these tasks, they do not enjoy themselves. This is a challenging area of life for most ENFPs, and can be frustrating for ENFP's family members.


An ENFP who has "gone wrong" may be quite manipulative - and very good it. Most ENFPs will not abuse their abilities, because that would not jive with their value systems.


ENFPs who have not learned to follow through may have a difficult time remaining happy in marital relationships. Always seeing the possibilities of what could be, they may become bored with what actually is. The strong sense of values will keep many ENFPs dedicated to their relationships. However, ENFPs like a little excitement in their lives, and are best matched with individuals who are comfortable with change and new experiences.


Having an ENFP parent can be a fun-filled experience, but may be stressful at times for children with strong Sensing or Thinking tendencies. Such children may see the ENFP parent as inconsistent and difficult to understand. But ENFPs are always consistent in their value systems, which they will impress on their children above all else, along with a basic joy of living.


ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. They have the ability to be quite productive with little supervision, as long as they are excited about what they're doing.


Because they are so alert and sensitive, constantly scanning their environments, ENFPs often suffer from muscle tension. They need to maintain control over themselves, but they do not believe in controlling others. Their dislike of dependence and suppression extends to others as well as to themselves.


ENFPs are charming, ingenuous, risk-taking, sensitive, people-oriented individuals with capabilities ranging across a broad spectrum. They have many gifts which they will use to fulfill themselves and those near them, if they are able to remain centered and master the ability of following through.

This is a result from the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Test Indicator). It is a test developed from famous psychologist Carl Jung. It divides people into 16 types, along dimensions which people are alike and different. The four main dimensions are how people are energised (Extroverted vs Introverted), what do people pay attention to (Sensing vs Intuitive), how people organise information (Feeling vs Thinking), and the lifestyle a person uptake (Judging vs Perceiving)

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Monday, February 12, 2007

Journey through pictures.. A long one!

The world above the clouds never fails to amaze me. It makes you feels that all the troubles you have down there are actually not significant afterall, as compared to the vast vast world.
I love clouds. And its variations of all kinds.
Our short but defintely sweet stay at Macau..
Interesting signs at Macau.

Interesting road names too. Other interesting road names are like 草堆街 and 卖草地街. Lolz.



Construction support structures using bamboo! Sometimes I wonder where did they get so many many bamboo sticks from.

Some McDonalds' food we will never get here.

A pretty square with traditionally designed houses but within them house all modern things. Shops here were like S&K, OSIM, Billabong, Adidas. Interesting combination. Made me puzzled sometimes, if I was in a Western or Asian city. May be it's both.

Yet amidst the bustling streets you find peace and serenity. In churches like this. This is called Church of the St. Domingos. Someone the gate is able to shut out all noises and merry from the outside. In here, you find only peace as the melody. Soothing..

Artefacts in the museum. Pretty.. and pretty stunning too!


Zen is everywhere. Even in a pot. Through a lotus, you can reflect upon the world. If you have the heart for the wisdom.

Attempt to raise the letters, which we apparently failed miserably. But Macau is a place where you see a lot more Portugese language than English!

四个忧郁的男孩。Nice? Well suited in that foggy scene to create that depressing atmosphere.

Side view of St. Paul Ruins. Still stunning. Imagine the kind of hatred and battle that is able to burn the entire church down to leave only its front walls..

A totally man-made volcano. Macau is truly the place for entertainment.

Sands. The world's largest casino. Where you see psychology working in every aspect: the music, the lighting. The place made me wonder: what does this place have that is able to impede people's rational thinking, to just continue with gambling and gambling.

Their kind of security guard! Don't you just love their costumes?

It's now Hong Kong time. Where 4 days of learning and fun plus 3 days of craze took place.

First time I love the heat of BBQ. And look at the size of meat we bbq-ed.
Dr. Charles Yeung. CEO of Glorious Sun Group. An inspiring businessman who lives as an example of a noble businessman himself.

Sailor at the harbour. They still wear the the traditional sailor costume with no intention of showing off. This is called living the culture! Culture is meant to be lived, not displayed.

Foggy Hong Kong. The fog was so thick that it trapped the light in the sky! I believe this is called light pollution. Nonetheless, it's still a magnificent sight.

Embrace the endless city in your arms!



Me and my idol's handprints. Impressive.

Steep steep slope of Hong Kong streets. It's actually a norm there. And the buses and taxis whizzed pass this narrow streets like no one's business.


I like the advertisments there. So creative! This is an train ad to show people what to do when taking escalator. Isn't it just so cool! They include elderly as their model! And he's so hip!


The state we were every night when reflection session was conducted. Plain tired.


Tasty food as rewards! Hong Kongers are definitely more charitable than people in Singapore. That's why the organising committee gets lucrative sponsorship that allows us to have scrumptious meals everyday!


Another inspiring talk by Ms Belle Liu an entrepreneur. Her words of wisdom (wow): 'Work your passion. Get a partner who loves to do things you hate to do.' Well said.


Cultural presentation. We were impressive with our costumes and food! (I guess)


'Dear all, this is kaya. A peranakan food which is made from coconut. Peranakans are the people who are born by a Malay and a Chinese parent.' -cultural presentation


Folding blankets as one of the activities to simulate Corporate Social Responsibility.


Me and Lucia. One of my best friends during the conference. She shared with me generously about everything I wanna know. And she's only 18! Lovely.


My group!

The state of the people at the closing of conference. Final exchange of last words. sob sob.


World without strangers! While taking picture here, we met a group of Singaproeans who identified us through the slang!

Our room for the next 3 days after the conference. With toilets that challenge your physical size.

World without strangers once more! We were checking into the hotel when we encountered Amy (the lady below me). She was an ex-AIESEC president of Auckland University in New Zealand. She identified us throught the AIESEC phone strap Siew Yik (the guy on her right)wore.


Streets of Hong Kong with a dazzling lot of overhanging billboards.

@ - shortform of AIESEC. Beautifully arranged using our breads for lunch.

I love trains in Hong Kong! Not only they are long (twice as long as that in Singapore), but they had clear signals of where the train is going and where is the next stop like the signboards above!

At ocean park. I love the scenery.

Pretty poses. It's a pic of world without strangers the third time! While taking roller coaster at the Ocean Park, we met Liang Ke and his friend. Liang Ke was a Guangzhou AIESECer we met in the conference! So we spent the rest of the day touring the Ocean Park with them. geez

How can one not watch dolphin shows at Ocean Park? I love the body of dolphins. So strong and packed with energy!

Breath-taking ride on cable cars. Yes Hong Kong takes your breath away!



The cutest toy I had in Hong Kong! It's called toto and it can actually talk to me! With a little noise-producing pinching thing in its little brain.



Not the best dessert picture but definitely the BEST DESSERT I have eaten in Hong Kong! It's durian pancake. Durian was rich and fragrant, cream was soft, the outer layer was smooth. Yummy~


映月楼 aka Maxims Restaurant. Where we spent the most at one-shot dining. And guess what. It was breakfast! But the setting was great. Scenery too. Just that it was too foggy that day for anything to be seen.


The 'sian diao' style that my friends created during the journey. To tackle no-funny jokes. Support the original! This look is actually the natural look of Mei-xi, the girl in the pic.


Us in front of Peninsula Hotel. The view is normal stunning, but somehow I just love the pose!


We actually witnessed a demonstration! Nonetheless it was a peaceful one.

Hong Kong night scene from the Peak. It's only when I was there that I understood what's so nice about a city night life. Just looking at them will make you stun for long.


Appetizer for our dinner that night. It's all parts of pigs.. Prettily laid out until we found out which part they were. The one with pretty contours which the chopsticks are pointing to is pigs ear. The one behind is the knuckles.

Desserts we had for the night. Not one of the nicest but definitely one of the nicest picture of dessert I have taken!

Finally, we went to Lam Kwai Fung. An infamous pub and club street. It's really hot there. And one thing I like about the pubs? No smoking allowed! Hong Kong enforces a wider no-smoking zone since 7th Jan 07. So glad I arrived after that.

Yay finish! While posting these pictures, I still feel the strong emotional connection with Hong Kong. Its sights, scenes, people, culture and food. I miss Hong Kong...

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