Monday, October 5, 2009

It never ends

Why, hello there. Haha :)

It appears that I haven't updated my blog since freakin' June. That's what.. 4 months now? Shit. I really gotta stop doing this. I always have the habit of being lazy and not update, and then for some reason I'd just suddenly start again. But seriously, knowing myself, I reckon this habit is just gonna keep repeating itself.

So anyways I'm updating now cause I have this assignment that requires us to create a digital portfolio and we can use Blogger to do so. Obviously it reminded me of this blog and so I thought, why not?

Okay.. updates.

Well, I've been in Melbourne (which is like my dream come true. Yes, it sounds corny or cliche but it has always been my dream to further my studies here ever since my visit when I was 12. No kidding) for like 4 months now.

It's awesome here. I'm loving the weather.. though it's crazy ass! Loving the company.. most of my friends here are from KL and Singapore, except those at church cause they're all ABCs (Aussie Born Chinese, for you noobs who don't know what that means). Loving the shopping and the fashion. Loving the fact that I get to see more of my Aussie cousins, Nicole and Alice. And well, actually I practically love everything about this city.

So I'm doing my Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) in RMIT. Uni is fun.. tough but fun. Everyone's friendly and all. The Aussies are pretty intimidating though cause they're work seems a whole lot better than what I come up with. Makes me feel inferior. But well, so far so good.

We only have a couple more weeks left for uni. Can't believe time passed so quickly. Tons of assignments to do and complete this week and my habit of procrastinating ain't helping at all. Sigh. Really gotta be serious and finish everything this week. Gotta stop watching tv too.

I'll stop here for now. Will try to blog more often. Hm.. my blog need a face lift too. I getting bored of the colors and especially the header. Let's see what I can dig up.

Darren out.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Revenge is not so sweet


I bloody love Transformers man! Yeah, as you can guess, I'd just watched Transformers 2. Watched it Adrian and JonT.

This was damn last minute actually. I'd just had lunch with my mum and a family friend at Sakae Sushi @ the Curve. Oh btw Aunty Doreen's her name and she was so nice. She said lunch was on her since I'm leaving to Oz soon. And I had tons but she kept asking me to eat more! She's nice like that. Thanks heaps!

So anyhoots, I was on the way home from lunch when Adrian called. Mind you, I was already near the toll to Kepong and it was 2-ish. So he said he had an extra booked ticket for Transformers 2 at 3.30pm and if I'd want to come along. Like DUH! I drove home to change (I was in shorts and didn't wanna freeze my ass off) and left for MV straight away.

So yeah, the movie was BLODDY HOT!!! Yes, it was a tad draggy during the war scenes but overall it's no doubt pretty awesome. And the humor was just as good. I just don't get why everyone says they're disappointed. Stuff you and your disappointment!

Okay here's my advice: To not be disappointed with any sequel of whatever movie, just don't get your hopes and expectations too high. If you don't expect too much then you won't be as disappointed. DUH! Easy as pie *rolls eyes*

I Megan Fox!

Darren out.

Transformers 2

With the help of the Autobots, the soldiers of NEST, and an old adversary-turned-ally, Sam and Mikaela must uncover the secret history of the Transformers presence on earth, and the sacrifices that have to be made to save it from an ancient threat sworn on returning here for revenge... an ancient Decepticon named The Fallen.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


"Life's a climb, but the view's great."
Travis Brody, HMTM

I watched Hannah Montana The Movie just now. Yes, I watched it. Wanna judge? Stuff you! Whatevs.

So I personally think that quote is so true. Life is no doubt full of trials, errors and tribulations but most of the time, the rewards are awesome to receive and/ or accept.

The movie was unexpectedly good. And the ending, especially when she sang 'The Climb', was so tear-inducing la. Fcuk! I cried like someone died. Haha. Anyhoots, I love that song la. If you've watched the movie then you'll really know the meaning behind the the lyrics. Awesome stuff.

Oh ya! I almost lost my phone too. I watched this at Jusco Metro Prima and today the patrons were particularly few. So in the cinema hall that I was, there were only 3 people, including me. So yeah, I decided to get comfy and put my legs on the seat in front of me.

On the way out only did I realize that my phone wasn't in my pocket. I knew I must have either dropped or left it on the seat (after replying my friend's message) in there. So I rushed back in and asked the guy to let me in again to look. That fool slowly took his time and called more fools to go look instead. Eventually, I found out that my phone has already been found and was kept in the office behind the ticket counter. Bloody bastards had to freakin' waste my time! Stupid.

So I got my phone back. No worries.

Darren out.

Hannah Montana The Movie

As Hannah Montana's popularity begins to take over her life, Miley Stewart, on the urging from her father, takes a trip to her hometown of Crowley Corners, Tennessee to get some perspective on what matters in life the most.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gender gap

To all the dad's out there, especially mine..


I found this comic via Google and unfortunate as it is, it's pretty true. The stuff Marv and I get for our dad ain't always as nice as what our mum gets. It's the same for birthdays. Sometimes we forget and he gets nothing. Though I know he won't read this, but on behalf of the both us, we're sorry if it hurt you in any way. And no matter how much we think or say that we hate you, deep down, we still love you.

Happy Fathers Day pa.

Darren out.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Overweight issues

I started packing my stuff for Oz today. And man, it's bloody boring! So here I am taking a breather and.. blogging.

So yeah, I've only started packing today. I've been so lazy about it. And thing is, it's not the only thing I have to do. I still have a few other important stuff (none of them related to my flying to Oz) to settle before I leave. Ugh.

Anyways, I've been folding clothes all day. And it's this constant, routine-like movements of taking the clothes off the hangers, folding them and then putting them into the luggage is what makes packing so boring. Okay, I've gotta stop complaining :(

Change of topic. My dad has just flown down to Oz this afternoon. He's tagging along with one of my uncles.. the rich architect, Uncle Ambrose to be exact. Most of my dad's expenses for the trip are paid for by him. Yes, including the plane tickets. He's my dad's brother-in-law and their like BFFs. Go figure.

Anyhoots, my cousin (Uncle Ambrose's son) and his girlfriend are also flying down later today. Yes, separate flight. Weird right? I know. And btw, they're Aaron and Samantha. Sammie's studying in RMIT, like me :)

So yeah, that's why my uncle flew down. He needs to be there to find and buy an apartment for them. And, like I said, my dad's just tagging along. So cause he's going before me, he helped me bring down some stuff too. But it ain't much. I've still got lots to bring down on my own.

Gotta get back to work. Sigh.

Darren out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The deets


Malaysian Airlines - MH 149

FROM KLIA, Kuala Lumpur

TO Tullamarine, Melbourne

DEPARTURE 2130, 28 June, Sun

ARRIVAL 0705, 29 June, Mon

DURATION 7:35 non stop


Darren out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Safe as home

I am HOME!!!! Back from Europe and home sweet home. We didn't get dinner on the plane so my dad took us to Kana. Good old mamak food.

But uhm.. I wished we could've stayed longer in London la. I really, really love that city. Love it!

Shopping there is bloody awesome! Heck it's the freakin' birthplace of Topman la. Their Topman outlets are damn 7 huge and so are their choices. I was like a kid in a candy store. No shit. Good thing I got my share of retail therapy cause my mum offered to pay some. Lurves! :D But I still want more time in there la. So darn much to see, yet so little time.

Oh and btw, everything is dirt cheap for them Brits! One branded top can cost less than 20 pounds.. and I stress on the 'branded'! They have this budget brand called Primark. A tee there can cost as little as 3 or 4 freakin' pounds! Their plimsolls and sneaks are only 2.45 pounds. That's what? About RM14 for a pair of shoes? Like wtf right?? Sadly I didn't get anything from Primark. I'd missed every chance I got. Crud!

Anyhoots, food is also damn cheap too. A pack of candy from Marks & Spencer costs less than a pound and a McD or Subway set meal is about 3 pounds plus.

Food is also cheap in Munich. The pastries were super yummy! I liked Munich too. Also wished we could've stayed there longer. I especially liked that it was cold there and everywhere was so clean. Awesome place.

Paris was.. hmm.. so so. Not as amazing as I'd originally expected, quite disappointing actually. The metro, especially, is bloody confusing! The people you ask sometimes don't even know themselves. But it's not true that they say all Parisians aren't nice. Most of the people my family and I have met are pretty darn nice.

And then there's Marv's place. Feldberg, Germany. It nice and.. green. Really-vibrantly green, green. And I mean the plants, trees and all that. We had a nice view from our window. The hotel, Familotel Feldberger Hof is really family oriented. You can literally find kids running everwhere. Every night halfway through dinner, there's this sing-along circle in the lobby which is really cute cause all the kids are so into it. Oh and they allow dogs in too. Dunno about other pets, though.

Btw I can tell you this.. Marv is living a damn good and pretty relaxed life there. He only needs to work during breakfast and dinner when we were there. In between he had plenty of time to relax and all.

Okay, enough rambling. Gotta get back to satisfying my 2 weeks of internet and Facebook deprivation. LMFAO!

Darren out.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Euro trip

I still can't believe that my family and I are flying to Europe tonight. Well actually the flight's at 2am on Tuesday, so we'll be at the airport tonight.

And yes, the flight's at 2am. We'll stop in Dubai at 4am (Dubai time) to transit. The following flight, which will take us to Munich, Germany is at 8.35am (again Dubai time). It's gonna be a long, LONG night.. and flight!

Okay, gotta go now. Still got lots of things to take care of: gotta type out the itinerary for Paris and finalize the one for London, and buy the stuff that Marv needs us to bring over. Damn 7 stressful la! Sigh. But what to do, I'd procrastinated. So I'll just have to accept the consequences.

Cya in 2 weeks! Bye.

Darren out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's all good

My study agent just called. Btw her name's Leong Ji Li, from Studylink Sdn Bhd. She damn efficient and has helped me with my Oz stuff heaps! I can't thank her enough. So anyhoots, if you're planning to go study at Oz, go find Ji Li. She'll be glad to help.

Okay. So guess what the call was about?? My student visa was just granted! Woot!!!

Oh and another thing.. some girl from Topman also called earlier this morning. She said that my black hoody has arrived! Double woots! Hmm.. I thought someone said one week? *rolls eyes*

I love it when things turn out right. LMFAO!

Darren out.

EDIT (4.o6 PM)

I quote my cousin's status on FB (she's Aussie btw):
Alice Fong i love those phone calls that come JUST at the right time.

What a coincidence, huh?

Follow the yellow brick road

I have exactly one month before I fly down to Oz. Yeah, you heard me read right.. ONE MORE MONTH!

Damn. Time really flies.

Part of me is stoked as hell! Trust me. I've been waiting for this moment of leaving the country for a bloody long time. Then the other part is obviously sad to *sobs* leave.


Darren out.