30 May 2009
Been busy with the research stuff, but still find some time to accompany my friend from Hong Kong. She's been here for a week++ now, and she's in Penang now after spending times in KL. Except doing the research stuff and spending times with my friends, I've done nothing else so far during these holiday. What am I suppose to do during holiday? Hmm, I'm not sure either. But I won't have a long holiday like these if I start working. Feel a lil odd. Hmm...
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 14:29
17 May 2009
Though have been busy with translating the proverbs (my so called part time job), I would never missed the chance to watch badminton matches. This time, its the Sudirman Cup. Sudirman Cup is the world mixed team badminton championship which takes place every 2 years. The Cup was named after Dick Sudirman, a former Indonesian badminton player and the founder of the Badminton Association of Indonesia. There is no prize money in the Cup, players play for their respective countries and to earn Badminton World Federation world ranking points and national prestige.
This year, Malaysia made it to the semifinal, but was knocked out by China. It was a good achievement by the Malaysian team, as Malaysia had not reached so far before. I was not able to watched the semifinal match between Malaysia and China, as I went to autograph signing session. Anyway, I did watched the repeat matches today (that's a good thing of owning Astro!).
Well, final is always an exciting games, no matter what sports it is. This year's finalist were China and Korea. The first match was mixed doubles, followed by men's single, men's doubles, lady's single and ladies' doubles. If any team won 3 matches continuosly, then there is no need to play the remaining matches, coz obviously it won't help the lossing team.
If South Koreans were to pull off a shock victory in the Cup, they needed to win the mixed double event. As expected, the Koreans sent out their greatest mixed pair-the Beijing Olympic gold medalists-Lee Yong-dae and Lee Hyo-jung, while China sent out a new pair of Zheng Bo and Yu Yang, who had not partnered before. But these does not help the Korean-the pair lost out to the Chinese in 3 sets. It was a great combination from the Chinese pair, though they were a lil' bit shacky in the opening match, where they lost quite some points, and eventually lost the set. But credicts to the Korean pair, as they put up a great fight in the 2nd and 3rd set, before bowing out.
Then, it was the men's single match, between Lin Dan and Park Sung-hwan. Before the match, I predicted that Lin Dan will win the match easily, as I think he is stronger than Park. Though he won the first set, Park catched up during the 2nd set when Lin Dan was leading, and fight better during this set. Probably he had figure out the way Lin played. But he lost out to Lin after a 20++minutes fight. There were not much fun to watch men's/women's single match, as it was not fast enough. I mean, it's just 2 players passing the shuttlecock back and forward and if there are interesting scenes, then it would be when someone doing jumping smash or playing at the net. A long rally it's not fun either, it's just wasting the players energy.
China were now 2-0 ahead of the South Koreans.
So, the next match was a crucial one, either China win it and take home the 80cm high with 22 carat of gold-plated solid silver Cup, or South Korea win it and both countries continue to play the remaining matches. Both countries sent off their most talented players, South Korean pair of Lee Young-dae and Jung Jae-sung, and the Chinese pair of Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng. Lee Young-dae had already played during the mixed doubles' event, hence he was marked by the Chinese pair. For your information, players who had played at other matches before will still feel exauhsted though had been resting for 1++hours. It is not easy to recover your strength. So, the Chinese pair won easily in the 1st set. But the Korean pairs make it hard for the Chinese pair when they won the 2nd set, where the Chinese make a lot of mistakes. During the 3rd set, the Korean was leading, before being catched up by the Chinese pair. Both pairs played well, where they catched up each other, and at times, they were at the same points. At 19 all, Fu Haifeng make it the game point for the Chinese, and they eventually won the set and match when the passing shuttlecock from the Korean pair was out of the line. End game. Kudos to all the 4 players, who played so hard and made the match so interesting, making me and my dad shout aloud and made me nearly cried when my favourite pair nearly lost out!
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 23:51
16 May 2009
Went to Sungei Wang for 2 artistes' autograph signing session, well, not as a fans, but as a companion for my friend, who is doing her industrial training at Sin Chew newspaper, as a trainee reporter. As she needs a companion, I became the casualty. ~Dead~I don't like places that is too crowded, though I'm not sure how big each artiste's fan based is. You see, Sungei Wang is a place where KL people's lurve to hang out during weekends. And I had some, well, mixed feeling? I mean I didn't go to my favourite artistes/people's meet-the-fans session (well, I don't have the chance), but here I am, going to other people's, what fans am I?! Though I've went to Maksim's autograph signing session, and that was the first time I went to an autograph signing session. And now, my second and third time was given to...not my favourite people. Anyway, here's the artistes:
Golf & Mike
Pop duo from Thailand. They are actually brothers group, just like The Jonas Brothers, except that they are only 2 of them. The session was scheduled on 3pm, but only started at 3.20pm, outside of Sungei Wang plaza. The fans were not so crowded, though, I mean, you can't compare their fans based with the likes of LeeHom's. But all these fans who were behind the VIP box wore green T-shirt. Eh, environmental friendly? Golf & Mike greeted the the crowd Sawatdeekhrap when they came on stage. They then judged a dancing competition, and presenting the prizes to the contestants, before singing some songs, called a lucky fans through a phone and give away an I-Mobile phone as they are the spokesman for the phone, and finally wrapped up with autograph signing session. At first, I was standing side of the stage, where I can see clearly the whole stage. But then I moved away as it was raining cats and dogs, to the staircase to Sungei Wang plaza, which is near the backstage. I guess it was quite a good spot, although I can't see the stage clearly. But backstage is a place where most people don't have a chance to peek through. Though they are not super duper famous people, it was an opportunity to see what really happend at the backstage in the first hand. It's interesting to see the whole scene. The whole event finished at aroud 4.30pm, where I watched both guys walked off the stage to a standby car, using a fans' umbrella (taken by their staff, of course), and left the scene. Guess the spot where I stand is the best viewed of all! :)
Amy was winner of 2004's TVB8 全球华人新秀歌唱大赛，also known as New Talent Singing Awards. Though winning the contest, she only managed to release an EP this year. It was scheduled to start the event on 6pm, but only started at 6.20pm. Haiz, Malaysian time. Guess all those who came here will always have the same outcome. I wonder whether the same thing happend when those Japanese entertainer come. Her fans based was slightly bigger, probably because there were 3 buses of fans came all the way from Johor to support her. Amy came out greeted everyone, sang all her songs from her EP, played a game with her fans...much more interaction with the fans. I can see from her face that this lady is happy and overwhelm with lurve, by her families (I think all of her family members were here-parents, sisters, aunts..etc), friends, and most of all, her fans. Her voice was kindda like A-Mei 张惠妹's voice, when she sang her winning song from the 2004's contest. And when she sang 三天三夜 from A-Mei's, it really sounds like A-Mei is singing.
Malaysia do have many talented singers/songwriters. But most of them need to go abroad to gain fame first before we can really say they really had achieved something. It's like overseas recognition are much more standard, high level, before we can really say a new star has born!
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 22:12
13 May 2009
Been doing a crazy thing. Went back to Penang yesterday night by train, reaching there 4.30 this morning, went back to my house at Desa Universiti for a nap, meet my friend to get back some important documents, went to copy the documents, then to Bangunan Canselori to pass up the forms. Right after that, went back Desa U to take bath before taking a bus to Sg. Nibong to get a bus back to KL. Whoah...it's like a marathon! Real tiring!!
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 20:51
7 May 2009
Went for a day trip to Genting. It had been some years since the last time I went there. Went by bus from KL Sentral, and bought a package's ticket, which included: return and go bus ticket and cable car plus the All park ticket, which means I can go Outdoor and Indoor's games, with a price at RM 42. It's cheap! Went with Fadilah, hence no casino. Sigh. I'll go again next time. *Wanna sneek into casino!* Anyway, journey to the Genting Skyway (the cable car) from KL Sentral are not so far, it's actually around 45 minutes, but it took us a mere 1 hour drive to arrive, as the road was uphill. And then there is another 20 minutes ride of cable car before we finally reach Genting. Went to play games at Outdoor first before having lunch in Indoor and play games inside. After playing as much as we can (like the Spinner, we played twice), we went shopping inside and finally went back at around 5.30pm.
The weather was cool...
so we went to Genting in a cable car...
drove an antique car upon arriving...
to a nearby telephone and asked for some info...
as we were going to Dinosaurland...
and Venice to have a ride in a Gondola
and makes another phonecall...
to confirm next destination and leave Genting by helicopter when the weather gets better...
to London and have an English breakfast!
At last, come back to reality: don't dream too much! This is Genting Highlands!!!!!
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 22:39
5 May 2009
Though it's officially holiday, I've been busy with Dr.Goh's research. It's not a hard work, though, but it's tiring. Key in all those 1000++ Malay and Chinese proverbs (this is the 1st phase) just take a looong time. Plus, typing in Chinese are real dang slow!! Although we (the 10 of us who are doing these) are given 12 days to do, I need to do it faster, as I'll be off to do-things-people-should-do-during-holiday-FUN TIME. So, I'll do as much as I can in a day. (I don't care if I have to sit in front of laptop all the time! But I guess I can't do that either. Just can't sit still like that for a long time! ) Hence, this blog will not be updated for some time.
*华文，华文，你快生锈了！Where's the lubrication oil??! 需加点油才能走得更远啊！
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 09:52
2 May 2009
~Photos will do the talking~
Last exam's (except for ZheRong)/end of semester's cum birthday celebration
The birthday cake!!
Celebrated with Lawrence's (May)
Gifts presenting ceremony
With Ming Wei. Burung, u occupied the remote control!
Singing with ah ka~ka~
The existing homosapiens with XY chromosomes in the group
Group pix-the 8 of us
Waiting for bus to get back, at Gurney Drive
While waiting for the bus to come...
Still, the bus is not coming. Storytelling about the Twilight saga to Ming Wei.
My birthday presents:
From my coursemates
From my roommates...
Last but not least, all those birthday wishes/messages from phonecalls, SMS, Friendster, Facebook and blog etc. Thank you very much!! *Kisses from me*
Posted by Yen Pheng who loves Kimi Raikkonen at 17:42