Sunday, August 9, 2009

When we were young...

This was what I did when I was bored studying...spent an entire night editing all these videos. I've posted all these on facebook so I guess most people have seen it. These videos are already 17 years old...OMG!! Think about the technology level back then...this is already considered pretty good! Thanks to mom & dad for taking all these videos when we were kiddos...and thanks to bro for converting them from video tape to vcds.

Since I'm sharing these long long ago vids...I'll share a bit about our kindergarten memories too. Kor kor and I went to Bayan Baru Methodist Kindergarten from age 4-6. Coz we are twins, mom will usually make us dress similar when we go to school. I remembered that I used to dislike going to school for the first few days and would be crying and holding on to mom's leg so that she'll bring me home...hahaha!! In fact, I don't really remember much about studying in kindergarten...most of my memories come from these videos.

Ms Chan was our kindergarten teacher and she was also my piano teacher until I was we had quite a 'long-term relationship'. Hmm...doesn't sound too right huh? Oh...perhaps you might be guessing which one is me. I was the one reading 'HOUSE'...and bro was the one reading 'KEY'. Interestingly, a lot of us went on to be schoolmates and classmates at Kwang Hwa primary, bro, ChinLin, PeiZhi, KianGiap, MingWei, WeiChun, MinKai, Alvin, WeiNeng...etc.
1:32 - 'Excuse me, 'paktor-ing' in class please.'
1:55 - I was actually 'ignoring' the teacher and happily relaxing with my butt facing the teacher...whoops...naughty!! :p
2:32 - Time to do homework. Me writing with left-hand...and I rmb my fish pencil case! I don't know if I was yawning or juz mumbling to myself...hahaha!!

I forgot how many times we had this singing session per week. 2 teachers will demonstrate the actions and we follow as we sing...quite fun huh! We were already taught about 'karaoke' since young...haha!! We were all so adorable huh!!!
0:40 - Dunno why suddenly bro got so excited...stand so high want everyone to see you izit? Who was the one pulling your tiny little yellow tie har? I think he was asking you to sit down...haha...mana tau you squeeze it with your neck pula. :p
1:16 - I think this boy is very cute...but I can't recall who is he.
3:47 - Ehh...ugly lar that xpression...haha!! :p
4:00 - I might be thinking hard...'When can I go home? How many more songs? Why cannot finish one?'
4:40 - Korkor...I know you've been waiting for this part for a long time excited showing your middle finger huh?!?! *head shake*
4:45 - He was trying to fix his fingers coz he didn't know how to show his forth finger and keep the other fingers down...hahaha!

In conjunction with the graduation ceremony and parents' day...we had this annual concert where all classes presented a performance. I only managed to find this video...our performance when we were 5 yrs old...called 'Du Shu Lang' (student). Too bad the quality is a bit inferior...looks like pirated. I think our teacher put 3 of, bro, and PeiZhi in the middle coz we danced better...haha!! *slappp*
As for my performance at the age of 4, I was supposed to hold 2 pom-poms and dance to "O-B-E-Y" song. But the whole performance...the audience only saw "O-B-E"....coz the girl with 'Y' on the front of her shirt was busy looking at her own shadow behind she just showed her butt for the entire became 'O-B-E-butt"...hehe!! :p Guess who was that smart girl??
Another performance during 6-years old was Indian dance. I couldn't find that video also...arghh!! :(

That's all for the time being...will try to find more interesting videos to edit if I have time. Hope y'all will enjoy the videos! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

One Year Ago...

Today's date is pretty interesting - 07.08.09. I was wondering how many people remember what they were doing on this same day exactly a year ago. As for me, 07.08.08 was a very memorable & special day that I guess I wouldn't forget for the rest of my life. This was the day when I embarked on my 50 hours looooong journey all alone to the other side of the world...from KL-Singapore-Tokyo-LosAngeles-Denver, and finally Huntsville. It marked the beginning of my wonderful UGRAD experience in the US! :)

Sometimes, I don't feel like one year had actually passed by. I can still vividly remember everything that I'd experienced a year ago. It makes me both happy and sad reminiscing all those memories.

16 June 2009: Rachel, Joshua, & I met up with YeongRu (Mississippi), Alan(Alabama), & EngHwa(Wisconsin) at Swensen's.
All the best guys!! :)

This Fall, another new batch of UGRADers are gonna embark on their journey to the States and coincidently, one of them will also be going to UAH. Few of us 'old' UGRADers (me, bro, YuHan, & Rachel) met up with them in June and we talked about our experiences, gave them some advice, and shared some interesting stories. We can totally understand how anxious and excited they are coz we were in the same position a year ago. Last year, we had nobody to ask all these questions. They are lucky this year coz at least we 'seniors' could share more information and help to avoid them from going through unnecessary troubles like what we experienced. Feels like we are their 'mentors' huh...pui pui pui!! :p

When it comes to sharing our UGRAD experiences in the US...we can go on and on and on for hours...and get all excited about it no matter how many times we've talked about the same stories...hehe!! We can't turn back time and go back to the past, but talking about it gives us an opportunity to indulge in our sweet memories.

I'm looking forward to hear from Alan (M'sia) and Jaime (El Salvador) about their UGRAD experiences in UAH. Go Chargers!! I'm sure they're gonna have a wonderful year ahead! :)

Alright...enough of day-dreaming here...time for me to get back to reality and STUDY!!! :(

Sunday, August 2, 2009

纵贯线 Superband Concert

纵贯线Superband大马演唱会 @ Bukit Jalil Putra Stadium, 1 Aug 2009

It has been quite some time since the last time I watched a concert. Over the past 5 years, I've watched quite a number of concerts but I can't remember how many off the top of my head. Haha...guess I'm getting old! :p Looking back at my blog and some pictures...I figured out that this was the 9th concert that I've watched. I'm not a person who will spend money on concert tickets (coz I'm a poor student..hehe!), but I admit...I 'used' to be a contest freak...haha!! :p For all the concerts that I've watched in the past...I won the tickets through radio contests... ain't that awesome!! :) The 2 craziest experiences were winning 9 tickets for LeeHom's concert & winning a trip to Hawaii to watch Backstreet Boys!

Bro was busy 'reporting' to his gf...'beh tahan' this couple...haha!! :p

Big bro bought 2 tickets for this concert and was supposed to watch it with his girlfriend...but she couldn't make it coz of work, so bro asked me to watch with him. I can't believe the tickets are so expensive...RM224 and the seats are still so far from the stage!! Winning free tickets is definitely the way to go...haha!! :p

Based on my previous experiences of watching concert with bro, we usually ended up arriving 'just-in-time' because of using the wrong way. So this time, we left home 2.5 hours before the concert...and even though we were lost on the way...AGAIN...we still managed to arrive early...hahaha!! :p

Initially, I wasn't planning to watch this concert coz it is so-not-my-era!! The 4 singers...李宗盛,羅大佑,周華健,張震岳...I categorize them as 'uncles'...haha! 2 of them are even older than my dad...and their songs are older than me!! But at least some of their songs used to be very popular so I knew quite a number of them. That's one thing special about music...good songs never get old. The concert was actually pretty good and we all enjoyed all the songs. There were lyrics on the screen so the concert turned out to be like a huge karaoke especially when it comes to Emil Chau's songs.

We weren't supposed to record the concert so we 'curi-curi' took these videos. I spent some time combining all the videos and these are the best I could get...not very clear though.