Happy Chinese New Year!

February 10, 2008 / Culture, Daily Life / 13 Comments

Technically, it’s not belated since it’s supposed to last 15 days. Last night, I went to the Singapore Malaysia Association of Ontario’s Chinese New Year dinner party. The whole restaurant was packed with ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles’ – that’s what younger Singaporeans/Malaysians call middle-aged women and men. The whole room was speaking in Singlish/Manglish or what’s…


Edited My Very First Video

February 6, 2008 / Daily Life, Internet Memes / 13 Comments

Though I’ve owned a Mac for 6 months, I’ve never opened iMovie even once. I thought video editing was going to be hard work. I was so wrong. Anyway, I edited a clip of my housemate’s new pet hamster. His real name is Hama, but after we said we’d eat him (Calm down, PETA-wannabes. It’s…


WordPress Updated; Beta No More

WordPress Upgrade: I always dread seeing that yellow bar on my WordPress Dashboard incessantly reminding me to update my blogging client. It means I have to deactivate 10 plugins, go to PHPmyAdmin backup my tables and manually upgrade folder by folder. Then I gotta reactivate all my plugins, and check to make sure everything is…


Roiworld Fashion Games

Update (Aug 15, 2009): Roiworld Korea has re-branded to Tiniya, while the original Roiworld will become the international site. Tiniya currently doesn’t allow us to play from outside of South Korea. The only way I could think of is to use a South Korean proxy. Here’s a list of proxies for you to try. And…


Arduous Path to Graduation

February 2, 2008 / Daily Life / 8 Comments

I had an appointment with the photographer to take my graduation photo on the worse day possible; the one day when 30cm of snow was to fall. Even my winter boots couldn’t save me from the treacherous walk through Queen’s Park. I almost slipped twice. Thanks to my fast reflexes, my hands broke my fall…


White like Paper

January 31, 2008 / Daily Life / 7 Comments

In Chinese class, we were discussing about the involvement of elementary and middle school children in business transactions and its consequences on their moral character. Apparently, children in China have been renting out their GameBoys, PSPs, books, magazines to their classmates for a fee. They have also be charging for help with homework. My textbook…


Kobe Beef

January 28, 2008 / Daily Life / 9 Comments

I was sick today, so my boyfriend came over with some Japanese take-out. I had maki sushi and he had chicken katsudon. There was a huge leafy vegetable on his take-out bento and this is how the conversation proceeded: BF: Moo…! I’m grazing. 私は神戸ビーフです。(I am kobe beef.) ME: What kinda cow refers to himself as…