Wednesday, August 31, 2011

We're 54 Today

My country is 54 years old today.

Another year and she'll join the "senior" category. :P In human years, our country is no baby. She's old enough to be a grandma, if you know what I mean.

Yet, somehow I have a feeling that we're reverting back to our chaotic adolescent years. We are still quarreling and squabbling amongst ourselves over petty things. We're still making mountains out of molehills. (It's like we're still undergoing puberty. @.@)

There is a lot of dissatisfaction, disenchantment, disagreements, disillusionment. Prejudice, biasness, injustice, discrimination.

Until today, I still get long wordy emails giving me some alternate history lesson that I never learned in school about the origins of our country. Emails that claim a certain race are not really the bumiputeras (natives) of this country. Emails that urge you to forward to others, to let them know the injustice that prevails because this fact is overlooked.

Know what I do with emails like those?

I delete them. Immediately.

Why? Because frankly, pardon my language, I don't give a damn.

I don't care who came here first. The fact of the matter is, history has shown us that ALL races played their part, their role, in securing independence for our country. No effort is insignificant. We worked hard for it. This country is ours. She belongs to us.

And don't you think that 54 years down the line, "We were here first!" is completely irrelevant?

And might I say that we have become overly-sensitive little brats? We find fault in every single little thing. We want to find fault in every single little thing. Witty and fun commercials that meant nothing are turned into sinister brainwashing attempts by certain parties. Festive satirical advertisements are really subtle ways of insult. We read into things that are just not there. Reminds me of little kids who kick up a fuss when they're bored.

We want to play "It was his fault!" "He started it!" games. We retaliate. We fight fire with fire. You confiscate, we burn. You say this, I do that.

Like I said, little brats! >.<

We're supposed to be reaching seniority in our years. Why are we declining, instead of progressing?

Let's be adults here. Not little bratty kids. Let's listen more, rather than shout opinions. Let's be proactive and do the right things through the right channels, not sulk and grumble in a corner. Let's accept one another and be gentle, not accuse and discriminate. Let's play nice, not dirty.

We are 54 years old this year, goodness. Let's start acting our "age"!

She deserves it.

Happy birthday, Malaysia. We love you. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

This Old Man

I grew up with nursery rhymes.

I don't remember actually learning them in kindergarten, but give me one line, and I'll be able to tell you the rest. Well, most of it anyway.

I guess Tadika Kiddyhouse did a good job in teaching kids their nursery rhymes. (No, no, no understanding needed. Just rote memorization! Good job!) :D

I can remember every word to "Hey Diddle Diddle". If you ask me nicely I can sing it for you :)

Hey Diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon
The little dog laughed to see such sport
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

One question though: Have you ever wondered what these children's nursery rhymes mean?

We've always accepted the unacceptable in nursery rhymes. How a cat learned to play a fiddle, how a cow can jump over the moon, how a dog can laugh, and how dishes can elope with spoons.

But one nursery rhyme that's kinda got me stumped is "This Old Man."

This old man, he played one;
He played knick-knack on my thumb.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

First of all, after reading the first verse, I wonder, who is this old man? My grandfather? An elderly neighbour? Those crazy uncles you see sometimes wandering around? And how do you play 'knick knack'? The Cambridge Dictionary defines 'knick knack' as "a small decorative object, especially in the house" which doesn't exactly explain how you can play it. It's certainly not a musical instrument, that's for sure =.=

After looking up online, an old Irish tradition seems to imply that to 'play knick knack' is to play the spoons by sorta tapping them together. (Okay, I learned something new!)

So let's assume this old man could play knick knack. Why would he play knick knack on someone else's thumb? And even weirder, would you just let some old man you don't know play knick knack on your thumb?

And then, all of a sudden, you give some random dog a bone (where were you keeping it all this while?), and surprise of all surprises, the old man goes rolling home. Which I suppose is only possible if his house is located at the bottom of a hill.

This old man, he played two;
He played knick-knack on my shoe.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

Does anybody else wonder what a 'paddy whack' is? @.@ Well, I do. So again, I looked online, and apparently, paddy whack is an English expression that usually refers to someone who is drunk. (Again, I learned something new! :D) Ohhhh. I guess that's how he can "roll home". xD

This old man, he played three;
He played knick-knack on my knee.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

Now this random old man I don't know is playing knick knack on my knee? It sounds painful to me! =.= (And won't you be getting that knee-jerk reflex? You could possibly kick the old man right in the face. Or right in the "special place"--depending on whether the old man is squatting/standing when he plays knick knack on your knee.)

This old man, he played four;
He played knick-knack on my door.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

This old man, he played five;
He played knick-knack on my hive.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

What's my 'hive'? Is he talking about a bee's hive that I own? If it's a bee hive, that is a reaaalllyyyy stupid move. If you don't understand why it's a stupid move to play knick knack on a bee's hive, than you're worse than that old man playing knick knack on a bee's hive.

Or he could be referring to hives. A person can get hives. They look like this:

Why would someone play knick knack on that? That's pretty cruel and insensitive, don't you think? >.<

This old man, he played six;
He played knick-knack on my sticks.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

"On my sticks"? Maybe I have a corrupted mind but that sounds a little like a double entendre to me! xD

If they were the normal twigs, I still can't see why the old man would wanna play knick knack on that? =.=

This old man, he played seven;
He played knick-knack up in heaven.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

"Up in heaven"? Did the strange old man DIE now??? @.@

This old man, he played eight;
He played knick-knack on my gate.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

Nope. He did not die. He just came all the way back from heaven so he can play on your gate now.

This old man, he played nine;
He played knick-knack on my spine.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

Again, why would someone do that? This is a very sad, deranged old man indeed. Maybe he has Alzheimer's?

This old man, he played ten;
He played knick-knack once again.
With a knick-knack, paddy whack,
Give a dog a bone;
This old man came rolling home.

AGAIN?! Oh no, that's quite enough lar Uncle, thankyouverymuch.

I guess it has to be true--the old man is pissed drunk. Or a total whacko. Those are the only reasons to explain why he does all these bizarre things to some random person (me). Let's hope the next time this paddy whack comes along, he'll play knick knack far farrrrr away from me and roll his merry ass way home.

(Of course it is possible this nursery rhyme was not meant to make sense. Only to teach little kids rhymes like two-shoe, three-knee, door-four etc. In which case, don't try to make sense of this at all. And try to erase those creepy images of random old men playing knick knack on your spine.)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Green: Soothing to the Eyes

Wouldn't you agree?

I always thought green is such a soothing colour. It certainly relaxes the eyes, and we don't frown as much. Well, do you ever frown when you look at trees or lush greenery?

Of course, not.

I have even heard that by looking more at greens, you can reduce your eye power (for those inflicted with short-sightedness and are cursed to wear glasses for the rest of their lives! T.T) How true that is, I do not know. If it isn't, blame the person who told me that. (I can't remember who that was, at the moment =.=)

Anyway, although the intro does not sound like it, this is another fashion post! :D

And the intro is sorta related. Cos I'll be wearing green, see? Which is soothing to the eyes, geddit? Ahhhhhh. :P

Another outfit I wore to church the other day, that won me a few praises, I must say. Someone even told me this dress made me look slimmer and taller! *faints from overwhelming joy*

Anyway, enjoy the pics :)

This is a close-up. With my matching green contact lenses. :)

This dress has the sweetest V-neck collar that doesn't 
go too deep for me to feel too self-conscious. :P

Worn with a pair of beaded ear rings that I'd bought as a set with a necklace for RM 10.90 many years ago. I don't wear the necklace--too extravagant to go with anything. But I thought the ear rings are sweet with this dress :)

The full dress that goes down to my mid-thigh.
It also has an adjustable tie-wrap that goes at the back to give more shape :)
From F.O.S. in Sunway Pyramid.
It cost me about RM50 which, at the time, I thought was so expensive. @.@

My most favourite feature on this dress?
The pockets! :D
Don't they make this dress that much cooler? :P

(Excuse my flip-flops. I had actually worn this dress to church with white wedges. But while waiting for my brother to finally agree to take this photo for me, I had taken them off and slipped my comfort shoes on. Aheh. Sorry about that. Imagine white wedges on for the complete look, kay? :P)

How do you like the dress? :)

Now, weren't those photos just soothing to the eyes in more ways than one? xD

Monday, August 22, 2011

Saying Goodbye (For Now)

In less than an hour, my cousin sister is going to board a plane bound for Tianjin, China, where she will make a transit to Beijing. In a few days, she would be starting her Degree studies on Biotechnology in Beijing University, China.

Soon Yi :)
(Yes, unflattering picture. But I'm cheeky like that!)

I hold my Phor Phor's hand as we navigate around trolleys of luggage and running toddlers. I tiptoe to look over the heads of busy-looking people who look like they're headed somewhere on important business, while others doze off on the plastic chairs, their mountain of bags beside them.

Finally, I spot my aunt waving at us. "We're here! We're here!"

My cousin brother asks me, "Where's Soon Yi?"

I have no idea. I didn't see her. Couldn't see her. But she had to be around here somewhere.

A large group of boisterous young people fall aside to reveal my cousin sister, smack in the middle, laughing. She is wearing a white sweater, and new Sketchers shoes that look comfortable as hell. Her red-purple highlights are more distinctive under these bright airport lights.

As I watch her with her close friends, for the first time, I realize one sad thing: I am not as close to my cousin sister as I'd like to think.

Distance had always been a factor. We seldom met up except for the CNY and Christmas holidays--twice a year. Even though she is four years younger than I am, she had always carried herself with such confidence--in the way she spoke, the things she knew, the clothes she wore with brands I'd never even heard of.

Growing up, we bonded as cousins. As a group. But never as cousin sisters. We never were the type to hang out and gossip, go shopping together, do mani-pedis for each other, discuss fashion and boys.

For a country bumpkin like me, she was the classy, sophisticated city girl. I suspect she never knew this, but I sometimes felt inferior to her. That possibly only widened the distance between us.

It didn't help that my aunt (her mother) was extremely proud of her and boasted of all the things she could do/have done every time they were back. I felt so small. And I always feared that Phor Phor loved her more as a granddaughter than me. (Sometimes, I still struggle with that. T.T)


And then. Things changed.  I grew older. I stopped feeling so competitive. I stopped comparing the two of us in my mind. I stopped having to tell myself I was not "losing to her". That one night, when we bunked together alone during a family trip in Malacca, we chatted through the night, till the wee hours of the morning. I discovered that I had a sister that I never knew I had. :)

I look at her now, and I see her smiling, laughing and joking with all her friends. And I am jealous. I am jealous that I never took the time to get to know her as well as they seemed to.

Then I am saddened by the fact that, now that I realize this, she is leaving to another country far away and it seems like it is too late. When she comes back, who will she be then?

However, I am also excited for her. So excited. She is going to learn so much, experience so much, gain so much. Even though it is utterly terrifying to be all on your own so far from home in a new environment, I do not worry too much. If I know her at all, she is going to do just fine. :D

I hand her the note I had (hastily) written this morning to accompany the little gift I had given her. "To read on the plane," I tell her. She thanks me and stuffs it into her leather backpack.

As she says her final goodbyes to her friends, I think about the note I gave her. I told her to remember that she had a family here who would continuously love her, think of her, and pray for her well being and success. That when times were tough, or lonely, she can always  take comfort in that.

I had hoped that the note would be able to convey what I doubt I had been able to do on my own--that despite our not-so-closeness, I cared for her like an older cousin sister would.

I felt the tears as she hugged everyone and waved at the other side of the line. Phor Phor was already in tears, and so were her mum and kuku. But I knew this separation was only temporal. There is always Chinese New Year holidays next year to look forward to :)

Bon voyage, Soon Yi. Stay safe. Miss you already. xoxo
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's That Time Again--My Nails!

I'm such a horrible person.

I want to blog, but I don't know what to blog about (cos I'm a boring person, that's what >.<) although I do have a few outfits lined up for future fashion posts but unfortunately, I am not really in the mood for it at the moment, so just to blog for the sake of blogging, I'm gonna talk about my nails.

Yes, it's that time again--nails.

Don't pretend you don't love it! xD

Anyway, I've forgotten when I got these done already, it's been so long ago. These are all backlogs of photos of my then-current nail polish designs that thoroughly thrilled me at the time!

Dark shimmery purple from Elianto with bright red stripes from K-Le (Korean brand). 
Can you see them? :)

(I hate that my 2.0 mp camera doesn't take close-ups of my nails very well. The colours look more awesome in real-life, I swear! It just doesn't do them justice T.T)

By far, this is my most favourite design! They look really pretty after I was done. I was darn proud of myself for thinking of this design and colour combination all by meself. :P I think they look really good, don't you think? :D

Sadly though, the dark shimmery purple, which is my favourite bottle in my entire nail lacquer collection, has finally gone and died on me. T.T I've had it for too long; it doesn't spread well anymore. Too thick and viscous. :(

(fyi, old nail polish--the non-branded ones lar--get thick and sticky after some time. I dunno why that happens. Contamination? Too much exposure to air? So I never really get to use an entire bottle of nail polish. I'll be lucky to even get to three quarters of it. @.@)

RIP, dark shimmery purple. You've brought me much joy! *sniffs*

Opaque bright pink with pretty flower nail stickers! 
Both, also from Elianto :)

I love the flower nail stickers, I do! So dainty and pretty, kan? :D

Sam helped me pick this colour out when we stopped by Elianto at Jusco, S2. Personally, I think it looks better in the bottle than it does on my nails :(

I think it's a super sweet colour but because of its brightness, it somehow makes my hands look darker. What do you think? >.< (I hope this is not one of those, "Ohhh, now that you mention it..." moments! ARGH.)

Well, since it's a new bottle, I gotta keep using it anyway. Cannot waste. =.=

Simple maroon from K-Le :)

This is a new one I bought at Family Store when I was passing by. I just couldn't help myself! Just wanted a new colour, although I'd only just bought the opaque bright pink one recently. Aheh. :P

I considered putting the flower nail stickers too, but I wanted to see how this colour looked like on my nails, bare.

I think it looks all right. I'm not jumping up and down over it as much as I thought I might. It does, somehow though, make my hands seem fairer. :D But a little too dull for my taste. (Buying-compulsions, whyyyyyyyy? T.T) At least the bright pink was striking!

So there, the last three colours of my nails. :)
(What a total waste of your time, eh? @.@ haha)

At the moment, my nails are naked. Which my brother says is the best colour of all. =.= Boys. What do they know. Pfft.

p.s: You can read more of my nail posts here! You know you want to! :P

Monday, August 15, 2011

Check Me Out!

Another fashion post ahead! :D

Wore this outfit to church one Sunday. Was feeling cheerful and bersemangat so I wore something that looked like I had put a little more effort into it than usual :P

Overall look :)

Purple contact lenses yo!
My friend has told me that this pair makes me look scary, but somehow, I love them!
Don't they look absolutely gorgeous? :D
(Am I supposed to state where I got them too? =.=)
They're Korean, called Fairy Violet; got them from a friend of mine. 
Cost me just RM 38 to last me a year! :)

Oh, and those chilli red diamond-shaped ear rings were from one of the 
shops selling them at "3 for RM10" at Sg. Wang.
(I love them when my outfit is plain and I just need some bright colour! :D)

Checked blouse: brandless. A gift from dear Sandra again! :)
Indigo-blue mini skirt: Fourskin. Also given to me by Sandra :P

View from the top!
(Not like it's a very long way down, you know, 
being vertically-challenged and all =.=)

Full-length shot (sorta)! :D
(I couldn't get my brother to take one photo for me, so had to be "self-service" lor T.T)

One more SS-shot in my room! :)

How's that for a second attempt at a fashion post? Any better than the first one? :P

Anyway, I just realized that if I want to do more fashion posts like these, I've gotta have my own personal photographer who is willing to take photos of me as many times as necessary until I'm satisfied with how I look, especially with the full-length ones. I can't do those on my own--my arms aren't long enough! T.T

And one's sibling is not always willing to do that, I regret to say. At least, not without complaining and grumbling that I'm being a vain pot and torturing his eyes! :(

So, feel free to apply to be my full-time personal photographer. You'll be paid with AWESOME self-shot photos of yours truly such as these: 

Settle down, everybody! Everyone has an equal shot at being my personal photographer :) Email me your resume! xD

p.s: The title of this post is actually a pun cos I'm wearing a "checked" blouse, see? That's why, "Check" Me Out! Geddit, geddit? :D #lamepun

Friday, August 12, 2011

My Younger Sister

I had one of the best days of my life yesterday.

No, I didn't ride a shuttle to the moon. No, I didn't win the lottery and swim in wads of cash, and then went on a maniacal shopping spree and came back with loads of clothes and shoes and bags and make-up. (Sigh.)

But I spent the day with my boyfriend and his little four-year-old sister, and boy, was it the best! :D

Though I was excited to watch "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" with Sam that day, what I was really looking forward to was painting Mira's nails and taking her out to City Park in Seremban 2.

When I met little Mira in church several weeks ago, it was actually my first time seeing her in 2 years. She was only 2 then, and rather shy around strangers. And before that, the last time I had seen her was when she was practically still a baby. I had carried her, talked baby-talk with her, but how could I blame her for not remembering? And it broke my heart a little, it did. :(

But that day in church, when she took an interest in the colour of my nail polish at the time and exclaimed that they matched the colour of her outfit (purple!) I knew, I just knew, I had found a soul mate. :D

All I've wanted to do, since then, was paint her nails, give her hair accessories and stuffed key chains, read her stories, and play with her pretty hair. :)

She is the most adorable little girl! And she has this cute warbly way of speaking that always makes me smile inside.

I wondered what it is about her that makes me want to dote on her, spoil her, make her laugh.

Sure, she is my boyfriend's sister, and it would certainly be in my best interests for her to like me. But I didn't want to do all these things to make her like me as her eldest brother's girlfriend. No, I felt like I finally had the little sister I'd never known, till now, that I wished I had. :)

Yesterday, I painted her nails for her. She chose the bright red that I had in my (relatively) small collection if nail lacquer. I helped her tie up her messy ponytail that had come loose. She loved the hair band I was wearing, so I gave it to her. She even gave me a high-five after I teased her brother. In the car, she sang Bruno Mars's "Lazy Song" in the most innocently adorable way imaginable! (It was her current favourite song :P) 

She giggled and laughed as she played on the swing, the slides. She skipped and ran, and urged us to hurry up and catch her, and complained when we were too slow. She pointed excitedly at all the colourful fish in the lake and very seriously said that they sounded like fish. (LOL! :P) She exclaimed even more excitedly when we spotted the few tortoises that came to feed.

And each time her brother took out the camera, she would stop and pose, and I was re-convinced that I had really found a soul mate in her! xD

But the best moment of all, was when her brother offered his hand to walk her across the road to the park, and she took mine instead. 

She chose to hold my hand. :)

Now that's an Awwwww moment if there ever was one! :D

In many ways, I love feeling like a big sister to this little girl. It fills me with joy :) But I have to say, taking Mira to the park with my boyfriend yesterday felt like we were taking our own daughter! xD

And seeing Sam with her, many times now, is heart-warming. He is great with her, and I can see that he completely adores her. Without intending to, I have a mental picture of him with our kids some day and, lucky me, it is a beautiful one. :)

Spending time with Mira has drawn us closer together, I dare say. And I can't wait to see Mira again. Sometimes I wonder if I miss Mira more than my boyfriend! xD

I haven't read stories to her, I haven't taught her to play the piano. But I am so thankful that I have plenty of time to do all that. I am so glad that I will be able to be close to her and see her grow :)

When I told Sam that I felt she was like my own younger sister, he told me, "She is your younger sister."

Why, yes. Yes, she is. :D

Monday, August 8, 2011

Card Games Are Our Thing

My cousins and I seldom meet besides the annual CNY and Christmas celebrations. They'd usually come down to Seremban, our hometown, and we'd just lepak in our grandma's spacious bungalow. We'd watch funny videos on Youtube, Korean dramas, or play card games.

Card games are our thing. :)

Anyway, recently, we'd met up for a thanksgiving dinner given by one of our aunties for her daughters' first-prize win at the Petrosains National Science Show Competition. If you want, you can watch it here, here and here. And yes, Princess Jasmine and the Genie are my two younger cousin sisters.

(Unfortunately, I've never been very close with these two younger cousins of mine. Possibly, because of the age gap. Their 13 and 15. Gorsh, I'm almost ten years older than both of them! @.@)

Anyway, it was at this short "reunion" of sorts that I realized that my other two cousins might, and will be leaving the country soon to further their studies. Both of them had just finished their A Levels, with the results being released this 11th of August.

My cousin sister will be leaving for Beijing, China on the 22nd of August to do Biotechnology. My cousin brother, depending on his results, might possibly be in the UK to do Mechanical Engineering by September.

Suddenly, I am hit with this...sadness. They're leaving? Going out of the country? So far away? :(

Which is what inspired me to organize a cousins trip to Subang Jaya and KL! :D

My brothers and I would stay over at our two cousin brothers' home in USJ 11, and meet up with my cousin sister in KL the next day for shopping and just plain hanging :)

Needless to say, we had lots of fun, and we came home with blisters on our feet (okay, only I did =.=) but super happy! :D

Let's let the pictures do some talking now! (Unfortunately though, I just realized I didn't have any pictures taken with my cousin sis! How sad! We were too tired, and it was too dark by then to have some decent pictures taken with my stupid 2.0 mp camera. Sigh, rugi T.T)

Kit's THIRD time taking the KTM.
Waiting to take the train from Seremban to KL Sentral, and then to Subang Jaya. A two-hour journey, mostly standing. Didn't get to grab a seat until the last few stations 
before SJ T.T

Bazaar Ramadhan! Yummy-looking murtabak :D

And delicious BBQ chicken wings! :D

The famous chilli pan mee for dinner :)

Served with very 'qing' sayur manis soup

Very happy to have durians for dessert! :P

Durians galore! :P

Look at that golden yellow! *drools*

The (incomplete set of) boys at Chatime for bubble tea drinks!
(Wei insisted that we go. He's obsessed! @.@)
Ernie was MIA cos he had "things to do" >.<

Me and each of the boys :)

The boys with each other.
While waiting for order #9179.

Our boys are pretty good-looking, aren't they? :D

Finally, our drinks are here!
L-R: Japanese Matcha Ice Latte, Roasted Milk Tea, Passion Fruit QQ with 
rainbow jelly (cos they told us they were out of pearls T.T)

With our drinks! Wei's pose is the best! Even though he's just a "student" learning to pose with drinks. Good first attempt, Wei! Am so proud! *sniff*

Ernie looks like he's running from the paparazzi! xD
This time, the complete set of boys :D

The new model for Chanel! Not bad, eh? :P

While sitting to rest from aching and injured (blasted blister! >.<) feet, 
camwhore using the hugeeeeee mirror with your cousin! :P

Dinner at the "Restaurant Under the Tree" thanks to Soon Yi's parents!
Delicious and nutritious Coconut Chicken Herbal Soup :D
Kept steaming hot throughout dinner thanks to the husk, methinks :)

Wild boar curry was spicy and thick. Yums :D

Pig Trotters. Succulent and fatty--the best! :P

With Ernie, before leaving for home sweet home :)

All in all, we had a wonderful weekend hanging out together :)

Though shopping is fun, the best moments are sometimes just spending time in each other's company, making jokes that only we'd understand.

As my two younger cousins leave soon, one for China, the other, maybe, for the UK, this weekend was a great reminder of all the times we have had, that I cherish, and will cherish even more because of the new distance between us.

I will cherish the time we spent playing card games: Blocking supposed "miners" who were really saboteurs, crashing each others' 1000 points or presenting each other with a -200 black card. Or fighting to thieve the +3 cards! Getting stuck with the Brown (which only Ernie likes =.=) or yelling and screaming as we compete to see who would "Nerg" first! :D

I will cherish the time that I poked, and smacked, or tickled you. Actually, mostly all I did was just put a finger 5 mm from your neck and say, "Tickle tickleeeeee~", but somehow, that would still do the trick. I will cherish the time we talked till the early morning in A' Famosa, our first real heart-to-heart talk about boys, and life and in general :)

To my dear cousins, as you embark on a new road in life and begin a new chapter, may you always be safe no matter where you go. May you do well in everything that you do, and may your hard work always pay off. And most importantly, may you always remember that you have family and people who love you right here, in Seremban :) 

May remembering all those moments of fun and laughter we had together bring you joy, and somehow give you strength to keep going when times are tough, or lonely.

Take care Soon Yi, and Wei Wei :D I heart you two! Will definitely miss you! <3