Boring week in school

My experience with first boring week of school

Well, the ever dreaded re-opening of school has arrived arrived on 13th Oct. School was just like school I guess. My friends, my classmates didn’t really have much change. One of my guy classmates permed his hair though which made him look out of this world alien-like. But of course I didn’t tell him that.

The toilets near South Canteen is still as smelly as ever and the food inside South Canteen still tastes as bad. The modules have gotten harder but the lecturers haven’t gotten any better. Its just a passing phase of “i-hate-school-and-all-that-comes-with-it”. I hope it doesn’t last long. I don’t have the inspiration to write a looooooong entry or any inspiration to write at all. So i’ll just share a story that I read about from somewhere.

Imagine you were driving down a long dark road at night with the girl/guy of your dreams. You’ve always wanted this opportunity, to be this close to him/her and your chance has arrived. The rain is pouring down extremely hard and your entire concentration isn’t exactly placed on the road in front of you. As you were driving down the road, you saw someone frantically waving their hands, trying to catch a ride. This is your first decision, do you stop your car?

Assuming that you did stop your car, you slow to a stop at the side of the road and you roll down the window. You see your school lecturer out in the rain, drenched to the bone, shivering frantically. A chill runs down your spine as you have a feeling that this wasn’t going to be good news. Your lecturer screams in the rain, “YOU HAVE TO HELP ME! WE WERE CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AND NOW HE SEEMS TO HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK! YOU HAVE TO GET HIM TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL.” You look to the body lying lifeless on the ground and now you have to make your second decision. Your car only has two seats but you have 4 people with you. Should you save the guy and drive him to the hospital, leaving your lecturer and the girl/guy of your dreams out in the rain? Or should you just drive away?

How many of you would have chosen to leave your lecturer and the girl/guy of your dreams out in the rain? How many of you would just drive away? How many of you would have thought of a different approach and try to make the best out of a horrible situation? If you chose to do the third, then what you would have done would be to give up the car to the lecturer and let the lecturer drive the sick man to the hospital. You would have chosen to walk in the rain with the person of your dreams through the long cold path. And in the end the road wouldn’t seem as cold, nor would it seem as long, now that you have a companion and the best predicament you could ever wish for.

So what I’m really trying to say is, it is often in our life that we face very difficult decisions, sometimes the decisions could affect your entire life. A split second decision. It’s just like the guy who had to sacrifice his kid in order to save a train full of people. Yet, those people would never know what the guy did to save them. Sometimes the decision you make can be painful and maybe extremely difficult. Still you have to believe that no matter what decision you make, something good still comes out of it. What you have to do, is to make the best out of a situation. Make sure you don’t regret your decision.

Just like when deciding if you should slow down your car to help the person by the road, or deciding what is the best solution to get the sick man to the hospital. Make a decision that you wouldn’t regret. And even if it is the most heart-wrenching decision you’ve ever made, it’s probably the best decision that you could make.

Like what General George S. Patton once said, “If a man does his best, what else is there?” As long as you’ve done your best to make the best decision, no one can blame you for anything at all. And no matter what, something good always comes out of it. ((:

Romantic getaway trip

My experience with Romantic Getaway

Are you interested in taking a romantic getaway with your romantic partner? If you are, have you already decided where you would like to go and what you would like to do? If you have yet to choose your romantic getaway destination and your romantic getaway activities, you may want to look into camping. Camping is popular, but it is still considered unique, at least for romantic getaways. With that in mind though, it is a romantic getaway that you and your partner would likely enjoy and possibly never forget.

Although it is nice to hear that camping in a unique, yet fun way to spend a romantic getaway, you may be wondering exactly why that is. If you are, you may be pleased to know that there are a number of different reasons as to why camping is perfect for romantic getaways, like your next one. Just a few of the many reasons why you may want to think about further examining camping are outlined below.

One of the many reasons why camping is perfect for romantic getaways is because of the nature. When camping, you are, literally, one with nature. You will find that the surroundings are absolutely beautiful. Most campgrounds have hiking trials, lakes, forests, and much more. You and your romantic partner should love waking up to the beautiful surroundings each and everyday of your romantic getaway.

Another one of the many reasons why camping may be perfect for your next romantic getaway is because you may be able to handpick your own camping spot. If you make your camping reservations in advance, you will find that many campground officials give you the opportunity to choose which camping spot you and your partner would like to have. If you prefer hiking, you may wish to be located close to a hiking trial. On the other hand, if you would like privacy on your romantic getaway, you may be able to choose a camping spot that is more secluded than the others.

Also, what is nice about camping is that you have a number of activities to choose from. When examining the activities, it is important to remember that camping is an activity all by itself. When camping, you can either choose to rent or buy an RV or you can choose to camp in a tent, both of which are pretty romantic. As for the other activities that you may be able to participate in, you may be able to go hiking, swimming, or boating. You may also enjoy just spending time with your partner around the campfire.

If you are interested in making your next romantic getaway a camping one, you will want to start planning your getaway well in advance. By taking the time to actually plan your next camping getaway, you can ensure that it is exactly how you wanted it to be. You may want to think about reviewing a number of campgrounds, to find the perfect one. Unless you are planning on making your camping getaway a surprise, you may want to think about planning your camping adventure with your romantic partner. This will help to ensure that both of you enjoy your next camping getaway.

Of course, your romantic getaway doesn’t have to be a camping adventure, but you may at least want to think about it. For many, camping is a great, yet unique way to spend quality time with their romantic partners.

Hiking and camping

My experience with Hiking & Camping

Are you interested in taking a trip? Whether you want to your trip to be alone, with your friends, with your family, or even just with your romantic partner, you will need to find a place to visit, as well as activities to participate in. If you have yet to decide what you would like to do for your next trip, have you ever though about going camping and hiking? When alone, camping and hiking are both fun filled activities, but when combined, they are, literally, the perfect combination.

Although it is nice to know that hiking and camping are the perfect combination, you may be wondering exactly why that is. If you are, you will find that there are an unlimited number of reasons as to why hiking and camping are the perfect fit for each other and the perfect way to spend your next vacation. For reasons as to why you should give camping and hiking a try, you will want to continue reading on.

As previously stated, camping and hiking are things that just seem to fit together. This is apparent in a number of different ways. For instance, hiking trails are commonly found in areas or establishments that are referred to as hiking parks. Hiking parks, especially large popular ones, often have their own onsite campgrounds. You will also find that most public campground parks have at least one or two hiking trials on them. The fact that hiking and camping experts automatically pair hiking and camping together is a sign that camping and hiking really are the perfect combination.

Another reason why camping and hiking may be perfect for your next trip or vacation is because they are both designed for individuals of all ages. This is important, especially if you are looking for something to do with your family. Children of all ages, as well as adults, enjoy both camping and hiking. In fact, in the United States, you will find that hiking trials come in a number of different difficulty levels. For instance, it is more than possible to find hiking trails that are designed for beginners. These types of hiking trials would be ideal, in most cases, for young children or elderly individuals.

The cost of hiking and camping are another one of the many reasons why they make the perfect combination, as well as why they may be perfect for your next trip, vacation, or adventure. Hiking and camping are both affordable activities for you to participate in. In fact, if you decide to make a reservation at a public campground park, you will likely find that you are able to go hiking, on an onsite trail, free of charge. The same may even be said for if you visited a hiking park and decided to stay overnight. While many activities may end up being free for you, you will see that it all depends on the establishment in question.

If you are interested in combining hiking and camping to make the perfect adventure for you, your family, your friends, or you and your romantic partner, you may want to think about making your arrangements in advance. Hiking and camping are both popular activities in the United States. While you may not necessarily need to make reservations to go hiking, you may need to make them if you plan on camping overnight at a hiking park or in a public campground. In fact, the earlier that you make your reservations, the more choices you may have, as many establishments allow you to handpick your own camping spots.

As you can see, there are a number of different reasons as to why hiking and camping make the perfect combination, as well as why they would be great for your next vacation, trip, or adventure. Hiking and camping is something that you may at least want to think about discussing with your traveling party. Once it is mentioned, you may be surprised with just how many people would like to give this perfect combination a try.

Choices of camping life

My experience with Choices of camping

Are you interested in going on a camping adventure? If you are, you are definitely not alone. In the United States, camping is often referred to as a popular pastime. One of the many reasons why camping is so popular is because of all of the choices that you have. One of the many choices that you have is deciding how you would like to camp, in a motor home or in a tent.

If this is your first or even your second time going camping, you may be unsure as to whether you should camp in a motor home or in a tent. This is a decision that many people have to make. If you would like advice on what you should do, you will want to continue reading on, as the advantages and disadvantages of both tents and motor homes are outlined below.

As for camping in a traditional tent, there are a number of benefits to doing so. One of those benefits is the cost. Tents come in all different sizes, shapes, and styles, as well as prices. Tents can also be purchased from a number of different retail stores, including those that are located both on and offline. Depending on where you look, you may be able to find a camping tent for as low as twenty or thirty dollars!

Another one of the many benefits to going camping in a traditional camping tent is the experience. Camping tents, as you likely already know, are sort of like tarps. They give you protection from the outdoors, but they still leave you feeling as if you are camping in the open night. If you are an outdoor lover or if you are truly looking to get the ?camping feel,? you may want to think about camping in a traditional camping tent.

Although going camping in a traditional camping tent is nice, there are a number of downsides to doing so. One of those downsides is bad weather. For your information, a large number of camping tents are strong and waterproof, but not all are. If you are unsure as to what the weather will be like for your next camping adventure, you may want to think about purchasing a camping tent that comes highly rated and recommended. Doing so may help ensure that you don?t awake to any wet surprises.

As for camping in a motor home, you will also find that there a number of advantages and disadvantages to doing so as well. Perhaps, the biggest disadvantage of camping in a motor home is the cost of doing so. Motor home are expensive to buy and if you are looking to camp on a budget, you may not be able to afford to buy your own motor home. Of course, with that in mind though, you should know that you don?t actually have to buy a motor home. There are a number of individuals and companies that have motor homes available for rent. Renting a motor home, instead of buying one, is a nice, affordable way to camp in style.

If you are able to camp in a motor home, you may enjoy doing so, as many motor homes appear as if they are small apartments or small homes. Motor homes often come equipped with working bathrooms, kitchens, and televisions! This is nice if you are looking to enjoy camping, while still being able to bask in the modern luxuries of life.

As it was previously mentioned, one of the reasons why camping is so popular is because of all the choices that you have, like the choice to camp in a traditional camping tent or a motor home. The decision as to whether you want to camp in a motor home or a traditional camping tent is your decision to make, but you may want to keep the above mentioned advantages and disadvantages in mind when making your decision.

Hiking trails

My experience with Hiking Trails

Are you interested in going hiking? Whether you would like spend one day hiking or five days, you will need to find a hiking park to visit and a hiking trial to hike. Although you can choose to go on any hiking trial that you want, you may want to take the time to find and choose the best one. Those who take the time to examine a number of different hiking trials and handpick their favorite ones are more likely to have an enjoyable time.

Although it is nice to hear that you should take the time to find the perfect hiking trail, you may be wondering exactly how you can go about doing so. In all honesty, there are an unlimited number of different ways that you can go about finding the perfect, hiking trail. A few of the many approaches that you can take are outlined below.

One of the easiest ways that you can go about finding a great hiking trail to hike is by asking those that you know for recommendations. Asking those that you know for recommendations is nice and easy because it limits the amount of research that you have to do yourself. If you know of anyone, like a friend, family member, neighbor, or coworker, who enjoys hiking, you may want to see if they can recommend any good hiking trails to you. You will want to try and find hiking trails that are well maintained, cheap to hike, as well safe.

Another way that you can go about finding a great hiking trail to hike is by contacting any of your local hiking trails or hiking parks. If you are looking to hike locally, you should be able to find the contact information of local hiking trials or hiking parks by using your local phone book. By contacting some of your local hiking parks or hiking trails, you may be able to get information on the trials in question. In addition to getting information over the phone, you may also be able to request that you have a few brochures, like maps, mailed to your home. If you live close enough to the hiking trail or park that you would like more information on, you may want to think about stopping by to get the same information in person.

If you are interested in not hiking locally, but hiking a distance that is away from your home, you may be wondering how you can go about researching hiking trials or hiking parks. Of course, you can use the internet and other resources, but you may want to think about waiting until you get to your destination. As previously mentioned, asking those that you know for recommendations is a great way to find a good hiking trail. When you arrive at your destination, you may want to think about asking some local residents for hiking trail recommendations.

As previously stated, you can also use the internet to help you research local and non-local hiking trails, as well as hiking parks in general. When it comes to using the internet, one of your best options is performing a standard internet search. When you perform a standard internet search, you will want to search with phrases like hiking parks, or hiking trails. If you know where you would like to go hiking, like in what city or in what state, you may want to incorporate your destination into your search. This may help give you more tailored results. Speaking of those results, you will likely be connected to websites that are referred to as hiking websites. These websites often provide you with information on hiking, as well as information on popular hiking trails.

When performing a standard internet search, you may also come across the online websites of local hiking parks or hiking trials. If you find those online websites, you will want to thoroughly examine them. The internet is a great way to research hiking parks and hiking trails to find the one or ones that are best for you, your wants, as well as your needs.

Semester Result

My experience with Semester Result

FINALLY. A noteworthy thing to record in my blog. HAHA.

The release of results were today. Apparantly, the results weren’t released at exactly 12am. THANKFULLY, I chose to retire into my snuggly bed instead of sitting in front of the computer, counting the seconds off till the release of the results.

And no, it isn’t some like MAJOR examination, it was just the results for this semester. Not like O levels where I practically had nightmares every night leading up to the results release. And no A levels for me because I’m in a polytechnic.

So I was awakened by the excitement in my brothers voice at 8-ish (which is pretty darn early for me). He was telling his friends all about his results, blabbering away. And after that I SIMPLY COULDN’T GO BACK TO SLEEP. Thanks alot.

I crawled out of my safe haven and I tried to act calm by going through the daily rituals of brushing my teeth and everything else. But I was shivering like a nutcase inside. It was more of the excitement to see the results than the dread at what I might receive.

I happily logged into my computer and I COULDN’T GET INTO THE WEBSITE. Thanks to the ‘GY-NORMOUS’ bandwidth that my school’s website had, coupled with the billions of others frantically checking their results, I was left with sitting in front of my computer like an idiot.

EVENTUALLY (After forcing myself to read a 100 pages of Second Glance by Jodi Picoult), I managed to LOG IN!

And my results…

G.P.A 3.95!

I got a 4.0 last semester but this time I got a B+ for organic chemistry (always hated you evil thing). I’d probably be hacked to a million pieces if I said I wish with all my guts and organs that I got an A for organic chemistry and would gladly trade my distinction in german for that lovely A. Buttttttt… nahhhhh.

I think the results worked out the way it was meant to, with God’s blessings and all. I think its reallyyyyy emotionally straining to get 4.0 and keep wanting to maintain it and everyone else expecting you to maintain it. Maybe its better this way. Puts me on a more even platform with others and less judging and hopefully less people wishing I’d fail every single day of their miserable lives (fingers crossed about this).

Ok, I think I’m entirely blabbering my way through and I shan’t bore you with my train of thought (which is an extremely long and boring train that not many people would be willing to board). ANYWAYYY, I would like to share with you two versions of the same song. Sung in American Idol by Jamar Rogers and Ju’Not Joyner.

Yes…. its HEY THERE DELILAH.

This is the original version by Plain White T’s which I simply loved when I heard it the first time…
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_m-BjrxmgI&feature=related[/youtube]

The following 2 versions were all done by American Idol Season 8 contestants!

This is the rather short version sung by Jamar Rogers
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQfp-Lc3sQA[/youtube]

I rather liked his version, like little cool twists in the songs. His take on the song is extremely special, don’t think anyone else would have thought to have done that song the way he did it. Totally different from the original version. I don’t understand why he wasn’t in the top 36. But thats that.

And this is the version that I LOVE BESTTTTTT
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5JMttQxXfA&feature=related[/youtube]

I simply loveeeeee the extremely cool rendition of this song done by Ju’Not Joyner. Though he didn’t make it into the top 13 (LIKE WHAT?!?!?!?!?), but I still love <3 his take on this song. Definitely love it.

And though my music expertise is extremely low, (I like weird songs like I kissed a girl by Max Vernon which i think you all should listen to it too and I have 3 different versions of the song Alone by Heart, Celine Dion and Allision Iraheta) BUTTTT the comments in Youtube also leads me to believe that Ju’Not’s version must be reallyyyy good.

Just like everyone else, I have noooo idea why he
1) didn’t make it into the top 13
2) make it into the wildcard.

When I can think of a fewwww people that I totally don’t get whyyyy on heaven and earth did they make it into the wildcard.

Had he made it into the wildcard, I think he would have blown everyone away with another song. I mean I liked his audition song (The blues by Elton John) and every little snippet of him singing whatever little song.

I’m rambling like an old lady again aren’t I? HAHA.

Anyway, listen to both of the different renditions!! I believe you’d love them as much as I did. (:

Best coffee in 30 seconds

My experience with coffee maker

Recently, my friend bought the Phillips senseo coffee machine and I’d just like to share with everyone my own personal review after testing this product for myself!

My usual experience with coffee machines is that the good ones are filled with complicated buttons and the bad ones brews coffee that tastes like something no one ever wants to drink in a few lifetimes. So when I had to give a review about this coffee machine, I had to admit I was extremely hesitant.

Much to my surprise, I found that it was very simple to use. I mean come on, the whole machine has what… lets see. 3 buttons. You can’t possibly go wrong with pressing any of them. Not like the usual professional coffee machines with a 101 buttons that starts the coffee machine go “gerrrrrr…zzzzz..bzzzzzz…(silence)” and yet no coffee comes out.

What I simply LOVE about this machine is that it allows you to add a Latte Foam Topping to your coffee. I mean how fantastic is that? You can now make coffee that looks like starbucks right at home!

And you can laugh at those people who brag about their coffee brewing skills because you too can brew professional looking coffee from the comfort of your own home! Its best if you have business clients etc because you can now make them coffee… WITH LATTE FOAM TOPPING!

Sorry about the overexcitement about foam toppings but seriously, they are the coolest things in the world that gives you a milky moustache and coffee with these foamy stuffs usually make you go ahhhhhh~~~~ shiokkkkkk

Ok, brewing skills aside, the coffee machine is compact and takes up just a small corner on your table. Besides it being small, what other benefits does it have you say?

So when you brew a cup of coffee, apart from quality of the coffee, one thing most people fear is the CLEAN UP. I mean, imagine you just brewed a relaxing cup of coffee that tastes so excellent your tastebuds are in the high heavens and your dreaming of sandy beaches and sunny skies.

Then it strikes you, “OH SHIT, I HAVE TO CLEAN UP THE WHOLE COFFEE MESS I MADE! BEFORE MY WIFE/CILENTS GET HERE” (which happens with most coffee makers, what with the spurting of the coffee when the machines gets all excited when brewing a cup of coffee)

The phillips senseo coffee machine is the quickest and easiest machine that I’ve ever cleaned in my life. It take 2 steps to clean. 2 freaking steps and HALLELUJAH!! you can go back to dreaming about those sandy beaches.

1) Rinse the pod holder
2) Give the drip tray a wash

Come on la, even a self proclaimed machine idiot can clean this machine without wrecking it.

The coffee machine has just 2 regular nozzle thingy that when going into details sounds seriously complicated but who cares? I don’t care if its made of titanium or whatever. It could be made of kryptonite and kill superman for all I know. What I know is that this nozzle’s accuracy of spitting coffee into a cup is 100% accurate.

When I use other machines, their nozzles don’t shoot the coffee directly into the cup but all over the place. Sometimes its sideways, sometimes is straight, sometimes its crooked. And how in the freaking world would I know where to position my cup huh?

But for this senseo coffee machine, just put the cup below the nozzle and HEY PRESTO! ALL MY COFFEE ACTUALLY LANDS IN THE CUP AND NOT OVER MY COUNTER! (how freaking happy I was you can never imagine)

And now I can actually stare at the coffee trickling into the cup without worrying that some random spurt will land in my eye. Gosh, it makes me want to shout hallelujah again!

In terms of capacity of the coffee machine, like how many cups it can make etc. It takes around 30 seconds (I wasn’t bothered to take a timer there to take a record but this is a guesstimation) to brew one cup of fresh piping hot coffee. Every time you fill the machine, you can make 5 cups of coffee and to fill the machine, you just to need to simply detach the water reservoir thingy, fill with water and snap it back!

Nothing complicated like pressing this button then opening this latch and then pour this amount or whatever crappy stuff!

So now that I’ve bragged about its size, its usability and whatever, it boils down to the question of price.

I mean whats the point if it costs millions of bucks only a billionaire could afford right?

Comparing its prices to professional coffee makers and regular coffee machines, for the kind of quality of coffee it produces, it is definitely a great bang for your buck. Its cheaper than other brands that produce similar coffee quality and affordable for every household. Its not dirt cheap but definitely worth it. Every single penny people!

What I mean is you don’t have to be a filthy rich lady/man to own this. Anyone can! And thats whats so great about this machine!

For more details, read Senseo 7810 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine, Black

P.s: Don’t believe me? Compare my reviews with the billions of rave reviews found on the net! (: