Thursday, August 31, 2006

I'm working today, but I Love Malaysia.

Happy 49th National Day, Malaysia!~
No use ranting over the fact i'm working on a public holiday. One thing, i was off yesterday and another is i've got most of my work done for the day. So, nothing much to complain about - i just wanted to tell a little on what happened at AdBall 2006, which i was part of.

Held on August 18 in Mandarin Oriental, AdBall is an appreciation night to advertisers and marketers. With cash prizes to be won, we decided to join in for the money.

This is theSun's band, The Rising Sun. Can you see the tattoos on my face?
We didn't have a drummer. Weird, eh?

In the end of the day, after days of rehearsing and practice, we failed to win any prizes. But hey, at least there was free food, drinks and bandanas given. Plus, we had a ball there!

The Rising Sun rocking on the stage in front of thousands.
Did we make fools of ourselves? I don't wanna answer that.

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It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive (It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said I did it my way
I just wanna live while
I'm alive It's my life

Taken from the chorus of Bon Jovi's It's My Life

And to everyone else, enjoy the day.

Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!

I can feel the patriotism oozing off these little kids. I guess they can shout out loud -
"Nama saya SAM - Saya Anak Malaysia!"


Love & Peace!~


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Know What You Know?

Some people can be dense... and ignorant if i may add. Perhaps it's an abuse good deed. But whose to say that, expect for one who knows the truth.

Take this afternoon for instance, where my colleagues and i have been receiving a number of text messages that sounded like this:-

Urgent! If u c a car
W** 23** wira aero
green color pls call to
police.a 18yrs chinese
gal just kidnapped by
5 malays at parade
rooftop carpark.pls
help 2 fwd

Or something along those lines.

Message as such have been forwarded, without checking the credibility or asking the person forwarding it if he/she has the slightest idea of the actual picture. But from this e-mail, some questions came to mind:

1. Where on earth did it happened?
- it states 'parade rooftop carpark'. Which parade? Klang Parade? Subang Parade? Ipoh Parade? Mahkota Parade? Merdeka Celebration Parade? ID Parade?! Though an sms is short, but the needed info of indication should have been included?
Surprisingly, some smses stated 'Subang Parade'. I presumed they assume with the letter W in the number plate, it's KL. Ergo, it must be in KL?
For crying out loud! Ernest drives a car with a Penang registration car, but his house is in KL, likewise for Rowen who drives a car with Selangor number plate!

2. When did it happened?
- No date/time mentioned. For all i know, this happened three years ago!?

3. Authencity
- Some sick numbskulls decided that it's fun to go around spreading false rumors and wasting people's money.

Same goes to forwarded e-mails that speaks of free handphone, instant cash and a boy who needs donation for a kidney transplant badly. How true can all of this be?

Kind intentions and good names have been tarnished thanks to insensitive pranks and morons.

Thanks a lot, bus-tard(s)!

Working at the press company as its perks. One of them is that you get to hear a lot of stories and truths. And this was the truth about the whole incident from crime reporter, Charles Ramendran.

- The girl was kidnapped at Ipoh Parade on Monday night (August 28), by five people in the green car with the KL registration number. After the forty minutes 'joyride', the girl was thrown out the car, unharmed, unviolated and in one piece.
They later abandon the car, which was discovered by the police on the same night.
Case still under investigation.

Can you say SPAM?

Love & Peace!~


Thursday, August 24, 2006

We Are Family.

I left this post untouched for so long that if i were to leave it any longer, it'll become news-worthiless. So, better get it typed now than later!

Last week i manage to meet up with my relatives who came down from Hong Kong; Uncle Ong, Auntie Karen, Joel, Justin and Victor. They were down in KL for two nights, and if i didn't get myself down to the hotel on Thursday night, i might not see them again for the rest of the year.

It's funny that when you were younger, it's difficult to strike a conversation with someone, even with a family member. But as time passes by, you get better and more confident in it. I literately dominanted the whole conversation, mainly talking about my internship and information i gained working in the press company.

But to my surprise, i didn't know that Joel, who will turn 15 in a few days time, has interest in bass guitar and drums! Plus, he has a bass guitar of his own! That's just righteous!

Anyway, bonding with family gave me that warm-huggie feeling inside (I've got a heart, ok!) and taught me that its important to always keep the people you love and care close around you always.

"She's got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place
Where as a child I'd hide
And pray for the thunder And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Sweet child o' mine
Sweet love of mine..."

Taken from Guns N' Roses' Sweet Child O' Mine

Love & Peace!~


Wholesome Fun!

As i'm typing this entry, i'm timing myself as i have to rush down to KL for an assignment soon. Plus, my hands are aching and i'm still a little sleepy. But the best thing is that i did enjoy myself last night at the CF BBQ Party in Dewgem's house!

It was a ball... though the chicken wings (aka krakens) were a little tough to shallow. It's a little rubbery but edible, plus the company was great. And the games played were hilarious! It feels good to miggle among the new CF members that i've not met since i'm undergoing my internship.

While Sui Li, Tan Joanne and Chong Keen and the new recruits headed home early, the rest of us, Michelle, Jessica, Jun, Dewgem, Joshua Wong, David, Lai Seng and myself were chatting in Dewgem's house, which we later moved to the mamak stall nearby to continue the laughters and conversation.

I can tell you, though i reached home at around 3 in the morning, i felt great. Reason being, it's great to have friends around you, even if we're just talking downright plain nonsense! And CF dudes are awesome!

*Yawn* Gotta go for my assignment now!

"Beyond this physical terrain
There's an invisible domain
Where angels battle over souls in vast array
But down on earth is where I am
No wings to fly, no place to stand
Here on my knees I am a stranger in this land

I need an intervention
A touch of providence
It goes beyond religion
To my very circumstance"

Excerpts from DC Talk's Supernatural

Love & Peace!~


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Glory Faded.

There have been so many things going on that i don't even have time to sit in front of a computer to blog until now. But even as i'm blogging, i'm feeling under the weather. But nonetheless, a lot has been going on for the past couple of weeks.

I'm now having a spliting headache and a sore-throat after last night's AdBall 2006. I'll tell you all bout it some other time, as there's not much glory in telling it now.

Anyway, i was at Wisma MCA just now to meet Eng Han and some other friends there as it was the third day of the UTAR convocation. The first two days were held last weekend. Missed it as i had to work then.

I was there to see my seniors and congratulate them. But not only did i not know that it was over at around 5pm, but the graduates from Mass Comm Studies and Business Admin were the ones graduating today. I couldn't help it but avoided them till Eng Han arrived at the building.

Perhaps it's because i was afraid to meet people from my past, or just to embarassed to admit my failures and face the people i know then. Bloggers like Imm Imm, Sherlene, Joan Ng and Wern Jun would know what i'm talking about now.

Anyway, met old friends like Thang Yee, CK and Sheau Pei at the convocation and did talk to them before both Eng Han and i headed for dinner in KLCC and had a chat after not meeting each other for almost a year. As we headed towards KLCC, i told him about where i stand now, and this was part of the conversation:

Eng Han: Everyone has their own journey. And each journey leads down to a different road.
Me: And mine led me to Loserville....

Perhaps i did make a wrong turn somewhere in these past few years. If i didn't make the wrong choices then, i could have been one of those wearing a robe and holding a scroll.

I'm just tired now. Probably i should stop drowning myself in sorrow, but let me stay awhile longer before i can stand up strong again...

"... Tell me all your thoughts on God,
Cause I am on my way to see her.
So tell me am I very far -
Am I very far now?

Its getting cold picked up the pace
How our shoes make hard noises in this place
Our clothes are stained
We pass many, cross eyed people
And ask many questions
Like children often do..."

Taken from the lyircs of Dishwalla's Counting Blue Cars

Love & Peace!~


Monday, August 07, 2006

Faham Tak?

Last Friday, when Combined Homegroup Youth Meeting, right after we celebrated Pastor Lisa's and Fook Sim's birthday, most of the youth a card, in either a black or pink envelope.

Fortunately for me, a black envelope was passed to me, and this was the content in the envelope:

* It took me 30 minutes to make a jpeg version of the invitation card. Looks similar, expect for the modification of information and the picture within it.

I knew it was an invitation to probably a birthday party. But when i read the card, there was no mention of what-so-ever event. I was puzzled, and fortunately not that blur.

If you were blur (read: Oliver, Pek Mei and many others), i bet this is one of the events you might think will be going on:

a. Three Wanted Escapees - Shoot To Kill contest

b. Beauty Pagent - Top 3 finalist

c. Combined Birthday Party

d. Have you seen them? Search Party Gathering.

e. Beauty Product Launch by the founders event

It looked more like a 'B' and 'E' event possiblities to me. What do you think?

I called out to my friend who handed me this card, not because of the content, but because of what it was written on the envelope. It said:


Who on earth is Bernard Chia? Well, my name is Bernard, but it ain't Chia, gal! It's BERNARD CHEAH! I was furious when my name was mispelled. Then again, a lot of people are.
But that's all water under the bridge and the birthday girls apologied for their mistake. The only question now is to go or not to go?

Love & Peace!~


Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Rojak Series #12

There has been no Rojak Series for awhile, though i did eat some during the Media night held a couple of weeks back. That place was packed! Anyway, let's jump straight to it:

1. Makan, makan and more makan!

Today, after having a nice Chinese Dim Sum dinner with my family, i joined the other colleagues from the company at a friendly bowling competition in Mid-Valley, though i didn't get to play. But watching others playing was entertaining itself. I wonder how good i am now.

Later, we all went to Piccolo Mondo on the 1st floor for Italian food. I tell you, the food there's good! We ate the pasta and pizza till we couldn't eat anymore, only to discover the main course was coming soon. The chicken was good, but it would have been better if my tummy wasn't over filled!

Just now, dad insisted on having a Chinese dinner outside when there was pizza at home.

*BURP!* I guess i shouldn't eat too much tomorrow. Think of those children in Bosnia; i'm robbing food from their mouth while i'm over-eating here. Selfish me.


Was supposed to go to Sunway Lagoon with the other youths today, but when there late because of the afternoon event mentioned above. Though, when i reached there, i bumped into some of them, as they were heading towards McDonald's in Pyramid and later going back home.

Anyway, i had a blast by myself even after they left. Couldn't let my RM20 go to waste. So, i went on by myself.

Only regret was i didn't get to go to the water park or walk through the whole suspended bridge. And when the sign at the ride says: "You'll be wet after sitting this ride", take their word for it.

3. LOST-ed again!

The second season of LOST was shown on AXN this week. I couldn't believe the ending was left hanging like that again. I was speechless when i saw the last few minutes of it. But i can safely say, there'll definately be season three.

Oh, the suspence, the anticipation and the drama!

Will be waiting for it. I just hope my anticipation for the series doesn't die down like how it did for JJ Abram's other series, Alias. That was a letdown for me.

Desmond: Three days before you came down here, before we met, I heard a banging on the hatch doors, shouting. But it was you John, wasn't it? You say there isn't any purpose, there's no such thing as fate. But you saved my life, brother, so that I could save yours.

Locke: No, no, no, no! None of this is real! Nothing is gonna happen, we're gonna be OK!

Desmond: I've gotta go. And you've gotta get as far away from here as possible.

Locke: Go where? Stop!

Desmond: I'm gonna blow the dam, John! I'm sorry for whatever happened that made you stop believing. But it's all real. And now I've gotta go and make it all go away.

Locke: Wait! Desmond!

Desmond: I'll see ya in another life, brother!

Script taken from LOST, season 2; "Live together, Die Alone"

4. No spamming, PLEASE!

Few days back, i've discovered that my blog has been spammed.

Not by buggers who wants to sell you cheap, unreliable junk online or speaks of nonsencial messages, but people who post racial and sensitive issues!

Please, i beg you readers. You may read and post comments relevent to my entries. If not, just move to another blog.

Didn't you hear what the government said about blogs with sensitive information few days back? Take note.

5. Being a Journo

This is a term coined by some of the journalists here. Anyway, there's a lot to learn besides being accurate, quick and knowing the right questions to ask.

Like knowing what's the bowl of water with a slice of lemon is for when they serve prawns at dinner functions. Or when lunch in serve at minister's PC (press conference).

And colleauges of other departments are relaxed and friendly when you get to know them over informal event. That's why the people here are like one big family.

And i have a few more assignments for me to complete; which means i've gotta keep on moving!

Love & Peace!~


Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Last night was cool as I got to watch Adam Sandler's comedy flick Click, with my colleagues from work; Amanda, Kong and Giam. Oh, i almost not forgot about Giam's friend, Emily. She's currently Giam's Lois Lane. All Giam needs now is a cape and leotard to be Malaysian's own version of Superman.

This is Starlight Cinema 2005, held in Mont Kiara. I believed a few of my classmates when there last year.

This year's Starlight Cinema looks like this lah.

However, i came in not only to enjoy the free ticket and cool outdoor experience, but i was there as a reporter. It's times like this i LOVE being a reporter. But having a better camera would make me a better one, since the photos i took were lousy and had to depend on the PR people for it instead. But i did manage to write the story and submit it to the entertainment editor today, which was hectic as i'm already in a pickle with the supplementary i'm working on.

Sentul Park is in WestSentul!
Ain't it beautiful?
Ain't it obvious?

Anyway, i did enjoy watching the movie. But as i was watching it, i was reminded of a story in Joshua Harris book I Kissed Dating Goodbye.

The story was about this boy who obtained this ball with a string on it. (If you want to watch Click and hate spoilers, try steering clear from this part) He was told that by pulling the string on the ball, he could pass the bad stuff in life in an instant. So, he skipped his exams, fast-forwarded to know how his wife looked like, jumped over problem and leaped quickly into the future. It's then that he realised on his death bed that he didn't enjoy life because he skipped almost everything about it and died feeling empty.

Adam Sandler in CLICK. Like RV, it's a family movie. It's all about ohana. I mean family!

Being another Adam Sandler movie, it failed to be at par like Waterboy, but it's sure funny!

One of the interesting scene of the show;
Ben: Hey Dad! Look at Kevin's new robo-dog!
Michael Newman: [not listening] That's Nice
Kevin O'Doyle: Nice? This thing is worth more than your car.
Michael Newman: [runs over robo-dog] Not anymore it ain't!
Kevin O'Doyle: Robo-Dog!

Well, I guess life is all about going through the good times and the bad times. If you don't go through a hard life, you wouldn't really know how to enjoy a good life. I guess that's why most of us take for granted whatever freedom we have because we don't go through any hardship.

And don't take your family for granted as well. Once their gone, you wish you had spent more time with them. Seriously.

So much work, yet so little time. I wonder if i can extend my internship here in theSun. I'm loving this place and job.

Listen, late last night, I heard the screen door swing,
And a big yellow taxi took my girl away
Now don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot...

Excerpt from Big Yellow Taxi by Counting Crows

Love & Peace!~