Tuesday, May 31, 2011

21st Birthday Presents!

On my 21st birthday I got expensive gifts XD
A 50mm f/1.8D macro lens from my friends.

A gold necklace and pendant from my mama and papa.

A car from my parents.

And a set pretty cupcakes. They are photography-themed! Look at how adorable they were. I simply just can't put them in my mouth!

Well, I'm 21 now. Happy Adulthood to me!

According to Sito, Being Legal = Responsibility + Freedom. I couldn't agree more.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Paramotoring Tandem Flight

A couple of months back, there was a great discount, a 50% discount for paramotoring. I asked couple of my friends and decided to try this new adventure out.

What is paramotoring? In my own words, the word 'paramotoring' derived from 2 words, 'parachute' and 'motor'. So, it is a combination of both of these objects and enables people to fly. Paramotor is actually a chair with a big fan attached to the back and a parachute on top. When the fan is turned on, it will propel the chair forward and the parachute will lift the chair up. Still confused? Look at the pictures.

There were 6 of us, my sister, Ah Wei, Gs, Sito, Leon and I. And we paramotored in that order. On the first day, only my sister managed to fly because sadly, when it reached Ah Wei's turn, the motor failed and she had to have an emergency landing. Scary, but exciting. So, we were asked to come back the next day.

On the next day, all of us flew and it was an experience to remember. We flew above the Straits of Melaka. I, or rather, my body is never flying-friendly. Whenever I fly (as in travel in an aeroplane), I'll be dizzy and feel nausea. But no, I do not have motion sickness. I can drive and take roller coaster rides, no sweat!

The journey to the location for paramotoring was an adventure itself. Never thought it would be located deep in a village. After paramotoring, well, it make sense because this activity needs a big plot of land and nice view. We called the office up for directions, which turned out to be funny yet frustrating and we were still lost for more than an hour.

Here's a clip I made, starring all of us except my sister because she flew off before saying any 'script'. Lol.

For more photos, visit Sito's album :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Baking for Ah Wei's Birthday

Ah Wei's birthday was last week but last week Guat Shan and I was still in Kampar. We couldn't make it back to celebrate Ah Wei's birthday. So, we make it up by baking for a birthday cake for Ah Wei and celebrating her birthday in Greenbox, a karaoke session! Yay!

It was practically our first time really baking. We were kinda scientific as in we read the recipe several times to plan the steps and then accurately measure the quantity of ingredients needed. 450g means 450g, no more, no less. But then my mom, an experienced baker, came and started throwing the ingredients into the mixing bowl according to her instinct. See the difference?

The most difficult part was not the mixing and baking part. It was the topping part apparently. The cream for topping is so 'fragile' that I could not exert additional force or else it would destroy the smooth surface. Geez!

But alas! We managed to produce an edible and presentable cake! Wala~

Happy Belated Birthday, Ah Wei!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Holiday Plans

I've finished my whole degree course and I'm practically free until I start my Masters program.

What am I going to do during these 3 months? I don't know.. Maybe I will:

  • Go for another trip with friends (maybe somewhere this or next week)
  • Go for a trip with my family (confirmed to China in June)
  • Work part time from home
  • Clean up my room for some space for my clothes
  • Clear my wardrobe and donate clothes that I do not wear anymore
  • Watch the tonnes of movies I exchanged with others
  • Play DotA
  • Visit random places (like backpacking? Lol.)
  • Erm.. lepak?

After all these, I will return to Kampar as an RA (Research Assistant) before I start my Masters program. It'll be kind of a boring break for me since people I usually lepak with has already started working or are either studying. So, perhaps I'll return to Kampar earlier. I don't know, we'll see.

But as for now, Happy Holidays to me!