Thursday, February 26, 2009

The happenings during Monash University orientation week

Wanted to blog a few days ago but felt discouraged by two problems..haih..first of all is I couldn't upload photos into my blog...want to show you all my room ma..haha..and the second reason and the one that I also faced constantly in Inti is slow Internet connection..

Since I'm kinda free tonight and am in the mood of blogging,so here I am typing away my thoughts.But before that,I would like to show you my room via the photos that will be shown below:
My study desk and my bed facing the window
Top view of my study desk

Bottom view of the desk

My bed

The closet
One of the carnivall games that were held on 1st day
of orientation as well as promoting the LG Ice cream hp and there
were Baskin Robbins ice cream to be savoured foc too...hehe....

Here's a short summary of the events during the orientation week.First day was basically the welcome speeches by the various big shots from the uni such as the student council rep,vice chancelor,MUSA(Monash University Students' Association).Besides that,there was also the MOlympic Games recruitment where those freshies who are interested in being part of the games registered their respective names for the various games that will be held.Some of the games that were enlisted are tug of war,hydro balloon war,blind football and etc.True enough,they sounded interesting enough,don't they?At first,I had interest in participating in the games but after seeing that a lot of people are signing up for it,I ended up not signing up for it.Instead,I registered myself for the Orientation Bash organised by MUSA for us,the newbies(haha!) that will take place in Port Dickson on the 7th of March which is on a Saturday and it's a one day trip where there will be games and activities for us.This is not usual kind of activities that I will opt for before this but then I tell myself,if I want to try something different and a little out of my comfort zone,this is the time for me.And I'll definitely enjoy myself to the max on that day and make new friends..Looking forward to that!
Then on the second day of the orientation week,there was this campus tour where the seniors appointed showed us around the campus and the facilities.Come to third day,attended the study skills workshop conducted by Dr. Eric Wong where the essential matters like the proper methods on doing referencing when doing assignments,effective time management,presentation skills and how to write assignments were brought up to our attention.It was interesting but the only thing that I did not really like is that it is too long and towards the end,I got hungry and didn't really pay much attetion to it and waited for it to come to an end.After had lunch with my coursemates,headed to the library to read newspapers and chill down before I went back to the apartment.
On the fourth day which is today,went to uni to have my lunch and handed in the Orientation Bash form.I attended the transitional issues and assertive skills workshop and it was divided into two sections held in two different places.The transitional issues one was up first and it was presented by the MUSA president where it basically tell us how to get the lecture notes,past year papers,and tips on surviving uni life.There were station games introduced but they were a little unexciting and dull.Next,we moved on to the assertive skills conducted by the uni's counselor where we were thought on how to be more assertive in life and I learnt a lot from this workshop.Will learn to be more assertive.
Tomorrow will be the last day of the orientation week and what's left is the workshop for our course that's made compulsory for every student studying the Business course from 2 to 4.
Anyway,for dinner tonight,I attempted to cook instant noodles(Prawn mee flavour,hehe) using the rice cooker and it turned out to be alright.The soup for the instant noodles tasted quite good actually,it's just that it lacked the smell of prawns compared to the real one and also I didn't add in the usual ingredients like bean sprouts and prawns,so it's just noodles inside.Next time will bear in mind to get some frozen crab meat and eggs so that I can have a bowl of more wholesome noodles.Overall,my first attempt in cooking noodles using rice cooker = success!Hehe!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Haven't felt like this for a long time...

It wasn't a pleasant feeling...due to eating food that could have been a lil' stale, I experienced the sourish discomfort and pain of having tummyache cause of diarrhoea..had to make visits to the washroom for around 5 times..have to drink lots of water before I get dehydrated...hahahaha....

It's been some time since I had one and I would rather stay at home the whole day cos it's just so.....UNCOMFORTABLE!!!Fortunately,now it's better but still have to watch my food if I don't want it to go back to square one...grrr....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Last post at home before embarking on university life in Monash

I'll be leaving home for KL tomorrow where I'll be continuing on the journey of life into the next important phase:university.Checking into the accomodation on Saturday and then the orientation begins on Monday.Talked to my bro this morning for a while and his few pieces of advice for me are to work hard and play hard and to make sure that this coming three years will be the happiest and memorable years in life.Will take heed of his wise advice as in the future,I would not want to look back and harbour pangs of regrets wishing that I could have done or accomplish more during the uni years like what he told me.So,am gonna work hard in my studies but also not forgetting to live life to the fullest as well.Like ppl say,study hard,play not gonna play so hard till my grades fail also not that irresponsible k..wakakaka...

And for my SPM as well as STPM leavers juniors and friends, I would like to say something that is very important and the lesson I've learnt.It is when you're deciding on what you wanna pursue in your higher education,it is no longer following friends to do this/that course but it is you who decide what you truly want/aspire to be.You can still follow friends when taking pre-U studies but when it comes to degree,that's when the real deal takes place.Take in advice and get opinions from others but in the end,give the best considerations and follow your heart.And once you have made a decision,go on with it and try not to look back and have questions of 'what-ifs' in your mind like what I experienced yesterday.I had at times doubted myself whether am I smart enough for accounting or I should have insisted on studying pharmacy last time when I had the opportunity?It's not that I loath accounting very much..I quite like it and love dealing with figures but the real thing that I was doubting myself was am I going to make a good accountant after I graduated later.Then,this phrase of my mum's sinks me back into the practical world,'You have made your decision to pursue accounting therefore direct your focus and concentrate on it.Don't think too much.'So I'm just going to follow what she has told me.

Last Friday,went to grandma's place and my cute nephew was there.His cheeky older brother was not there because he followed his mum somewhere.Anyway,looking at him is enough to lighten my day and quietly snapped a pic of him when he was sleeping.Hehe...

Cute right?hehe...

Monday, February 16, 2009

100 truths..

Got nothing much to blog about and since I haven't been blogging for more than a week,I realise it's quite a long period of time therefore decided to complete this taggy by pen in facebook here.

001. Real name → Sabrina Teoh Boon Ai
002. Nickname(s)→ Sabby,Boon,Nana,Sab
003. Zodiac sign → Leo
004. Male or female → Female
005. Elementary → SK Convent AS
006. Middle School → -
007. High School → SMK Convent AS
008. Hair color → Black
009. Long or short → Shoulder neither long nor short
010. Loud or Quiet → I'm normally kinda loud especially when happy but I can be damn
quiet when having foul mood or in situations where I'm
not comfortable and when it is necessary to be silent
011. Sweats or Jeans → I perspire real fast so jeans perhaps is the better choice
012. Phone or Camera → Phone but it would be nice if I can have my own camera
013. Health freak → Moderate but not to the extreme
014. Drink or Smoke? → It's ok to drink occasionally but smoking is a definite nono to me
015. Do you have a crush on someone? → Not currently
016. Eat or Drink → Both are equally important
017. Piercings → on my ears
018. Tattoos → none..never a fan of tattoo
019. Been in an airplane→ A number of times
020. Been in a relationship → Nope
021. Been in a car accident → was supposed to be a nice outing that day
022. Been in a fist fight → Nope


023. First piercing → When I was still in primary school
024. First best friend → Can't remember either
025. First award → Can't remember either
026. First crush → Can't remember
027. First relationship → Haven't been in one
028. First big vacation → To Singapore


029. Last person you talked to → My mum
030. Last person you texted → Ex course mate,Sing Yee
031. Last person you watched a movie with → my cousin in kl
032. Last food you ate → Apple
033. Last movie you watched → Cinderella II..I know it's very childish but just felt like
watching it when my cousins were watching it
034. Last song you listened to → Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callat
035. Last thing you bought → Stationeries and groceries to be brought to kl
036. Last person you hugged → My friend,Regi in Queensbay on the day she's
flying to Australia..miss her lots...xD

037. Food → Lots of them..pineapple cookies,mangoes,strawberries,pomelo,laksa....
038. Drinks → Soy bean milk,white coffee,barley drink,extreme mocha in san francisco
039. Clothing → Tank tops,nice t-shirts,skirts
040. Flower → not really a fan but I'm ok with tulips
041. Book → dun really have one
042. Colors → dun really have preferences..but generally,they will be blue,pink,red,black
and white
043. Movies → Hairspray,She's the Man
044. Subjects → English,maths,accounting

IN 2008... I

045. [ ] kissed someone
046. [ ] celebrated Halloween
047. [ ] had your heart broken
048. [x] went over the minutes on your cell phone
049. [x] questioned someone's sexual orientation
050. [ ] came out of the closet
051. [ ] gotten pregnant
052. [ ] had an abortion
053. [x]done something you've regretted
054. [ ] broke a promise
055. [x] hid a secret
056. [ ] pretended to be happy
057. [ ] met someone who changed your life
058. [ ] pretended to be sick
059. [ ] left the country
060. [x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it
061. [x] cried over the silliest thing
062. [ ] ran a mile
063. [x] went to the beach with your best friend(s)
064. [x] got into an argument with your friends
065. [x] hated someone
066. [ ] lived on the edge


067. Eating → Nothing
068. Drinking → Nothing
069. I'm about to → play games again..hehe
070. Plans for today → Reading book and have a sound sleep since it's night time
071. Waiting for → to finish this taggy


072. Want kids? → Sure
073. Want to get married? → Yeah
074. Careers in mind → Accountant


075. Lips or eyes → Eyes
076. Shorter or taller? → Taller
077. Romantic or spontaneous → Both also acceptable
078. Nice stomach or nice arms → Both
079. Sensitive or loud → Sensitive enough to be caring and understanding and loud enough
to convey messages and in conversations
080. Hook-up or relationship → Relationship of course
081. Trouble-maker or hesitant -> Hesitant..why would I want to be with one who
creates headaches for me?


082. Lost glasses/contacts → Dun wear them
083. Ran away from home → Nope
084. Hold a gun/knife for self defense → Haven't had to
085. Killed somebody → NO cos I can't stand violence and I'm not that heartless!
086. Broken someone's heart → Erm... Yes.Dun feel good after that
087. Lost a friend → Almost
088. Cried when someone died → Yeah


089. Yourself → At times I doubt not a person of high confidence
090. Miracles → Not really unless they materialise in front of me
091. Love at first sight → Yes but I know the chances of it being successful not that encouraging
092. Heaven → Yes
093. Santa Claus → Not really
094. Sex on the first date - No
095. Kiss on the first date → Maybe


096. Is there one person you want to be with right now? → Yeah
097. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life? → Am satisfied with life but at
times questions with decisions
I've made
098. Do you believe in God → Yeah
099. Have you ever wished you can become someone else? - Yes,I do.
100. Post as 100 truths and tag 10 people.For this one,will not target anyone specifically.So if you want to do it,go ahead.If not,it's ok.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CNY Gathering at Pen's house on the fourth day

I knew that this post is way long due.I apologise from the bottom of my heart that I have abandoned this bloggie for some time..not that I don't have plans to update it earlier but the reason why I was procrastinating was because of my new found addiction which is watching taiwanese series..

Before this,I don't really fancy watching Taiwanese series either because I don't like the story line or I don't like the castings or the way too silly characters.But,after having watching Miss No Good(Wilber Pan is such a hottie n cool!), I began to crave more for good Taiwanese series to watch and spent most of my time watching online thus delaying my time updating my blog.If you all would like to start watching Taiwanese series(the ones speaking mandarin,not hokkien shows), I will recommend Fated to Love You.It has made me laugh at some of the funny scenes and also made me break into tears at the touching scenes.
So, the 5 of us,me,Siow Wern,Dee,Corrinne and Tina went for Pen Nie's house to 'bai nian'.Before we had our lunch, we all played with Pen's three cute puppies.At first,I dared not even touch one single fur of the puppies.Not that I dislike puppies.I do adore adorable puppies,it's just that I dare not hold them in my arms.However,after much coaxing and seeing how my friends touch them so tenderly,it makes me wanna play with the puppies too.Since then,I like holding puppies.The way they lie on your tummy and the feeling when you stroke them,it's like caring for a small yet fragile baby and it's one great feeling to experience!

Snapped moments of the day:

Me starting to get comfortable at playing with the puppy
Veen Dee placing the puppy on me
Group photo 1
Group photo 2

Group photo 3

Me,pen and tina aiming for a good shot using tina's hp cam

Food for the day(thanks a lot,Aunty for the wholesome food!)

For more photos,visit my profile at Facebook.Till then,stay tuned!Ciao and take care!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

25 Things...Randomly

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

1. Currently tuning to Miss No Good though at times can't help feeling annoyed by the female lead(Rainie Yang) for acting so damn stupidly and idiotic..once watch,must watch till ending d..haha..

2. Wilber Pan is a hottie and handsome!!

3. It's always fun to try out clothes when shopping and don't have to buy minus the money..haha

4. Can never get bored listening to songs like David Archuleta's A Little Too Not Over You and At the Beginning from the movie 'Anastasia' playing again and again

5. Has developed bad habits during the long break:sleep late and waking up late...not good for health so trying to change it till now

6. Likes green tea(the drink and ice cream)

7. Tried on jackets with striking colours like orange and yellow which I will never think of usually cos they're not my cup of tea especially yellow when hanging out with friends and I actually look good in them..hahaha..

8. Wants to grow taller a bit more..hopefully can achieve this by start drinking more milk

9. Feeling a little nervous at the thought of entering university

10. Pineapple tarts are the best!

11. Preferring bangle earrings to dangling earrings these days

12. Sometimes wondering am I smart enough to enter the world of accounting and finance

13. Thinks that the PPSMI should be continued for the sake of the students' future(cos when go overseas to study and studying in university surely use english d n no more bahasa)

14. Going to be 20 in 7 months time but still am not ready to step into the adulthood yet

15. Loves playing badminton but sadly,no one to play with

16. Wonders how some other ppl can just click with ppl whom just met cos I want to if I can

17. Loves my recent hair cut...haha

18. Hates guys who are so full of themselves,egoistic and think that they're so damn smart when they're not..n also importantly,those who are unreasonable

19. Misses her nieces and want to see them

20. Babies are cute and innocent.Their smiles and laughters are enough to make you happy.

21. Am reliable on keeping secrets if you want me to.

22. My goal for now will be to excel in my studies and pick up essential skills and perhaps getting to know and be friends with people from other countries

23. Loves reading and am searching for more novels that are inspiring and speak about survival,importance of family and perseverance

24. Avoids watching horror movies and movies with lots of scenes that portray violence and pure brutality..just can't stand them

25. Can be emotional at times but I'll try to hide it when I'm with people

Phew,finally I'm done with this taggy.

Won't be tagging anyone here.So if you feel like doing it,then just do it.If you don't,don't feel pressured or forced to do so cos you can choose to ignore it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Last post before the celebrations of Chinese New Year begin!!Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

Yesterday,I was supposed to write about the cookies that me n mum baked on thursday.However,had dinner and hanged out with friends in the evening till late at night so felt too tired and lazy to write anything.N then I was thinking I might not have the time or the mood to blog when the celebrations are going on,so I might as well update my little blog with something..

So,this year,my mum tried two extra kind of cookies..One is already mentioned and even shown on my previous post..However,for those who've forgotten bout them,I'll be so kind as to recap the name of the so-called's the orange twin chip cookies.And the other baked on thursday is the roll dates cookies.The photos will be shown before I end this post..So,for those of you who r not known for their patience or already salivating(hehe!!!),just hold on for a little while,k??

Helped my mum in baking two types of cakes today.These annual cakes are orange prune cake and chocolate cake.

Having done with words,now I shall let the pictures take care of the rest of the post:
The roll dates cookies..most likely to be
mistaken as pineapple rolls/cookies(my fav)..haha

Orange prune cake

Chocolate cake

For those of you wondering why the cakes look shiny in the pics, it's cos they're sealed tight to retain the freshness using the plastic wrap..hehe..they still taste good by the way,no doubt about that!!hahahaha!!!

Before I put a full stop to this post,I would like to wish everyone

'Happy Chinese New Year To You as well
Your Family and May You All Be
Blessed With Happiness and Most
Importantly, Good Health!'

Till then,cya!Ciao and take care!