Tuesday, 27 November 2007
A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.
The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him!
After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the England Football Team , whom the boy firmly believes are not currently capable of beating anyone.
Friday, 16 November 2007
Fly it really does as it was also Chai Leng and I's 8th anniversary last week (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BABY!!).
Well life's been pretty shiat lately. Have lots goin on in the background while I'm trying to straighten up coming up to exams. Thank god I've been spending the last 23 years of my life being a bumm such that I still have some study stamina to spare. Don't choke out on the final lap.
Well to be fair, things are starting to get better. I realised that life's starting to be all about making choices. Lets not even talk about making the right ones. Sometimes, having to make a choice at all is half the difficulty. Let just hope things continue to get better. And as usual, I never disappoint. Here's the joke of the month. Hope you enjoy the craic.
Two Aussie builders (Phil and Eric) are seated either side of a table in a rough pub when a well-dressed man enters, orders a beer and sits on a stool at the bar. The two builders start to speculate about the occupation of the suit.
Phil: - I reckon he's an accountant.
Eric: - Nah. I reckon he's a stockbroker.
Phil: - No way. A stockbroker wouldn't come in here!
The argument repeats itself for some time until the volume of beer gets the better of Phil and he makes for the toilet. On entering the toilet he sees that the suit is standing at a urinal. Curiosity and the several beers get the better of the builder.
Phil: - 'Scuse me mate. No offence but me and me mate were wondering what you do for a living?
Suit: - No offence taken. I'm a Logical Scientist by profession.
Phil: - What's that then?
Suit: - I'll try to explain by example... Do you have goldfish at home?
Phil: - Er... Mmm . Well yeah, I do actually.
Suit: - Well, it follows logically that you keep them in a bowl or in a pond. Which is it?
Phil: - They're in a pond!
Suit: - Well then it's reasonable to suppose that you have a large garden.
Phil: - Too right - it's huge!
Suit: - Well then it's logical to assume that if you have a large garden then you have a large house?
Phil: - Bloody oath I've got a big house! Five bedrooms .....built it with me own hands!
Suit: - Well given that you've built a five-bedroom house it is logical to assume that you haven't built it just for yourself and that you are quite probably married?
Phil: - Mate, I'm married to the greatest sheila on earth and we've got three great kids.
Suit: - Well then it is logical to assume that you are sexually active with your wife on a regular basis?
Phil:- Yep! Four nights a week! At least!
Suit: - Well then it is logical to suggest that you do not masturbate very often?
Phil: - Me? You're kiddin me right? Never!
Suit: - Well there you are! That's logical science at work!
Phil: - How's that then?
Suit: - Well from finding out that you had goldfish, I've told you about your sex life!
Phil: - Awesome, mate!
Both leave the toilet and Phil returns to his mate.
Eric: - I see the suit was in there. Did you ask him what he does?
Phil: - Yep! He's a logical scientist!
Eric: - What's that then?
Phil: - Lemme explain. Do you have goldfish?
Eric: - Nope.
Phil: - Well then, you're a wanker.
Sunday, 16 September 2007
I have so much yet to do! Clinical project to write up, friends to meet for one last time, things to buy, packing to do, parents to love, and more than all that, preparing myself to go back after being growing used to this place again. Sigh.
Boy this couple of months have been great. More than the food really, more than great weather, more than being home. I've found myself 3 months that has taught me more than the whole of last year. I've had ups and downs within this that has shown me who are the people I really love and really love me.
I've had a brilliant attachment, met a great bunch of new friends, I've reunited with old ones, been reminded of good ol times, and most importantly, I realised how much I love my baby.
So guys, yea so life does suck when it sucks. But boy when it is good, damn it's good :)
So take a breath of fresh air, put on corinne bailey rae's "call me when you get this" on ur player, and tell yourself what a brilliant day it is gonna be today!
The smile on your face comes automatically :)
Friday, 14 September 2007
How complicated, Am I already broken?
So many places, wanting attention,
So many people, yet forgiven,
Why is this, so so difficult?
The noise outside; blarring,
This emptiness within; how consuming,
This journey of mine; confusing,
Who here will listen, to my musing?
Why is this, so so difficult?
I have everything, yet I have nothing,
What is Love, if without trust,
I so tired, so tired of proving,
Dying to rest, if I could just.
Why is this, so so difficult?
In the end, it's quite simple,
The grace of God, make it your staple,
For finally, if you can't face your Maker,
What is the meaning of this all, this journey we've taken?
Friday, 17 August 2007
Anyway, this joke is dedicated to all the young budding doctors back in the UK who are working their socks off for a country whom they just gave half their fathers wealth away to train them. I pray you will be able to recover your investment. 'We' I meant. Damn.
At least we can take solace in the fact that, Malaysian housemen are probably working twice as hard, but are getting paid 7 times less (joking oni lah..)
Enjoy the joke.
Tom, a handsome dude, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to this blond at the bar and stared up at the TV. The 10:00 news was on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a large building preparing to jump.
The blond looked at Tom and said, "Do you think he'll jump?"
Tom says, "You know, I bet he'll jump." The blond replied, "Well, I bet he won't."
Tom placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, "You're on!"
Just as the blond placed her money on the bar, the guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building, plummeting to his death. The blond was very upset and handed her $20 to Tom,
saying, "Fair's fair. Here's your money."
Tom replied, "I can't take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 o'clock news and so I knew he would jump.
"HERE COMES THE BLOND PART!!
The blond replies, "I did too; but I didn't think he'd do it again."
Tom took the money.
Monday, 30 July 2007
Hmm... So what have I been up to. I've been catching up with family, friends and food lo. And of course, catching up with more food. I mean, we live to eat rite. And of course, after you eat so much, you feel guilty la, you know. So then you go join the gym. Which I did, of course. But then, join also no use la if u never go. But I'm trying my best le.
This past few weeks I have been doing electives also. Damn charm everyday kena grill, come back have to study summo. Haih, what a holiday. But but but... there is always the food to look forward to ma...
Other than that, I got myself a new laptop :) Dell 1420 wif killer spec wan. Kau kau RAM and then summo got Vista. But damn complicated leh. Haih why couldn't we just stick to windows 95 rite.
Anyway, that's all for now la. Hope you all also having a nice holiday like me (minus the studying). Ciao for now!!!
Oh btw do I sound Malaysian enuf yet?
Sunday, 8 July 2007
Those two have now become one!!!
And so it was destined that they had their fairytale wedding, on the 7th of the July, '07; exactly a year after Seng Weng proposed on an airplane. It was a beautiful day, the weather lovely, and the bride and groom truly a sight to behold.
They took their vows in the Belfast castle, making their commitments to one another, before family and close friends, but most of all, before God.
The 6 of us were extremely excited for the both of them, and just happy to help out with whatever we could do. Here's us dressed in our best before we go our separate ways this summer. Will miss you guys plenty!!! (despite what I say :p)
The CUTEST flower girls and ring bearer ever!!! Gosh they're so adorable!!!
The scenery was absolutely stunning and it was just a day of great fun snapping photos with the couple and one another :)
And at night, we finished off with a nice dinner at Water Margin with all the Yam Sengs in order. My brotha Seng Weng was a lil tipsy towards the end but I'm sure he won't mind too much now :p
So, it was a perfect end to the day for everyone, certainly a great end to a long and colourful year. For now, Adieu and see yall back home!!!
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Anyway, my local fan base was complaining at the lack of recent posts. So when I stumbled across this old magical website, I couldn't help but sharing.
The Mystical Ball is this really ancient website that I stumbled across. Took me a whole half an hour this time to RE-figure out how it works. So boys and girls, knock yourselves out ;)
P/S: This should keep you occupied for a wee while XL :)
Friday, 29 June 2007
Looking forward to reuniting with family again, enjoyin the heat back home ;|, paying respects to my grandpa, spending time with granny, eating the great food, joinin my spiritual family back home, meeting ol friends and just catching up with the drama's that been goin on back home.
Will sorta miss this place that has grown on me a lil, and my crib that I'll not be in for a couple months, but hey that's a small price to pay for what's in store back home!
Anyway, have a couple of weddings to look forward to! And I'll be spending the whole of next week shoppin baby.
So till next week, ciao and will c yall back home, my homies.
Saturday, 16 June 2007
Haha, thanks to my brothas boren n xl for the support. Now I know who my real heng tais are. Given the continuous support, here's a joke for you guys to enjoy...
The LAPD, the FBI and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The President decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into a forest and each of them has to catch it.
The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses.
After three months of extensive investigation, they conclude that rabbits do not exist.
The FBI goes in. After two weeks with no leads, they burn the forest, killing everything in it -- including the rabbit -- and make no apologies. "The rabbit had it coming."
The LAPD goes in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear is yelling, "Okay, okay, I'm a rabbit, I'm a rabbit."
Thursday, 14 June 2007
Haiyo quite long din write a post d. Coz like nobody read my blog oso. Well at least I'm passed the phase where I check 10 times a day to see if got comment or not (hint hint)
Haha anyways, this is how we keep ourselves busy on msn in belfast.
Kev said: ching ling sucks
chingster says: u suck even more la...hahah
Kev says: suck double more
chingster says: such doubl to the power of double more
Kev says: u suck double to the power double times 2
chingster says: times 2 only ah?u=suck x infinity....i dunno whats that la
Kev says: suck x infinity?
chingster says: yep
Kev says: isn't that like 0
chingster says: thats if its to the power of infinity la...ur maths suck man
Sigh. Kena ownded by the birdbrain.
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
And of course then swim back to shore la. I love myself too much to kill myself le.
Anyway, I have.
Today I was just happily studying for my theory driving test (which is like a bloody text book btw) that is tomorrow. Luckily, I have a belly belly smart girlfriend and then she ask me to check the date and time coz she thought it was today (later).
So I also go check la.
Mana tau, it wasn't today.
It was yesterday.
Shit kena own like no bledy's business. Haih. Now I just wanna eat myself to abyss.
Friday, 25 May 2007
And she did a pretty good job as well, so I'll just be lazy and say...
HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY CHAI LENG!!!
Go to her blog and check out the happeningz, and of course my first ever cake (thank you Bobbi for all the help).
Monday, 21 May 2007
Thursday, 17 May 2007
These 2 weeks have really brought a different reality to my life. Facing death day in day out has a way of forcing you to think about your life more.
Brings back memories of the talk about the dash. The short dash between the years of our birth and death tell the story of what we're all about. I imagine what about my dash would people remember long after I'm gone.
The fragility of life occuring all around seems to be sending a message to me. What will you live for tomorrow?
Sorry for the depressingness, but hey, we all have our moments.
Have a listen to this sweet chinese song I stumbled upon. Whoever knows who sang it'll be my hero for the day ;P
Friday, 11 May 2007
Tells you what kinda specialist you're gonna be next time. Try it.
It's rubbish. Says I'm gonna wanna be a pathologist.
Here are the top 20 specialties I'm predicted to get into in this order.
3. nuclear med
6. thoracic surgery
7. general surgery
8. occupational med
11. emergency med
12. infectious disease
14. physical med & rehabilitation
17. orthopaedic surgery
18. colon & rectal surgery
Well at least it correctly predicted paediatrics as my second last option.
Sunday, 29 April 2007
The peasant looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers,"Sure, why not?"
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the peasant and says, "You have exactly 986 pigs and piglets."
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my piglets," says the peasant. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
Then the peasant says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my piglet?" The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?"
"You're a MP for the PAP", says the peasant.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answered the peasant. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid inspite of your million dollar salary for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about pigs. This is a herd of goats. Now give me back my dog."
Friday, 13 April 2007
Easter holidays are coming to an end in a couple of days and heck it always sucks when holidays end. But worse than that is the couple of days before when you know you haven't really spent your holidays well and you haven't really done anything but still you don't want it to end.
It's the couple of days when there's this niggly wiggly feeling, that nudge of discomfort in your heart knowing that it's gonna be life as usual again, and it suddenly makes you realise how you much you dislike life in its usual routine.
But hey, that's life ain't it.
Welcome to reality.
Thursday, 5 April 2007
Me driving our rented Ford Fiesta. Weather was so good I actually needed my sunglasses!
The 5 of us on our first pitstop of the day, some random castle somewhere. I'm surprised we actually found our way to the causeway at all.
That's Hsiao Boon all happy-looking after the hike. No one knows we had to stop about 37 times on our way up coz of her wengina (means chest pain, sorry for the jargon). Anyone with decent intelligence will start looking for a waterfall photo. Sorry none of those coz... erm just because...
Monday, 2 April 2007
Cheeky but so, so true.
Enjoy! Pictures from our trip will be up soon ;)
Sunday, 25 March 2007
Okay I'm whinny.
Yes Woei Lin. Yes Boren. Yes Joanne. Yes Jen Ping. Yes Jenn Yi. Yes Yijun.
Yes I'm whinny.
I know it took me this long to realise that but honestly, how can you blame me. I lost an hour of sleep and I practically lost my entire weekend. All I wanna do is whine!!!
This is my last post before I go back for a full-on 5 days (of Paeds) in Craigavon. Wish me luck and if all goes well (and quickly enough), we'll be looking forward to a very nice Easter :)
Hopefully I'll return on Friday with some pictures of my accomodation and the hospital (not that they're very interesting).
If any of you girls upstairs are reading, please sort our trip out please please please puhleeeese.
One more week and Giant's Causeway, here we come!!! Yipee!!!
Saturday, 24 March 2007
Went to catch 300 afterwards. Not a bad movie, but perhaps not as good as I expected. Basically a story of 300 Spartans slaughtering something like 570,000 Persians (who are the baddies) before dying themselves.
If you are sensitive enough, you can almost feel a tinge of the west versus the world scenario being proposed throughout the movie. Let me simplify.
Look closely enough, the Spartans and the "keh leh feh" Greeks are obviously all angmohs.
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that Persians on the other hand, are either invariably Asians or Africans, some Latinos (I think), a horde of monsters dressed up as Japs (who are the elite, surprise surprise...), couple of giant elephants and ya, a rhinoceros.
Anyway, (before any racist sentiments are stirred) the movie was generally entertaining (with ample blood and breasts to be experienced) and probably worth the watch.
Finally, just to say goodbye to Kartini who has definitely given an angle to my experiences upstairs with the girls. May you someday finish your food and dispose of it before it becomes rotten. Other than that, it's definitely been a pleasure knowing you.
Take care and all the best in the future :)
Thursday, 22 March 2007
Second in line, but certainly not second in class. The Nazi-made super mini VW Polo is actually a compromise to the much desired Golf. Costs slightly more to run and maintain than the Ford, but hey, if you wanna buy a car, it oughta be German. Might even score better if you're seen riding this well built baby (obviously not refering to myself).
Here is Nissan's answer to the student focused supermini class rides, the funky looking Micra. Its looks might not cater to everyone in the audience, but to me it has a "beetlish" look about it and looking like the cult status VW Beetle can't be all a bad thing. Reasonable to run and maintain, and packed with features like greeting you upon entering and wishing you on your birthday has to earn some brownie points. Some models even have keyless-go on them, now that's some luxury to be drooled at in this class of cars.
A lot's been said, so I'm hoping that I'll get some opinions, heck even throw in some rides that aren't mentioned. Who knows you might get me thinking ;) Cheers!
Monday, 19 March 2007
Okay le, I don't usually do this. But since I can't take pictures of myself and stick it on the blog (simply coz no one would wanna look at em), I've decided to display pictures of my favourite stuff.
Meaning if there was a fire (seeing that the fire alarm just went off 5 mins ago), these would be the top 10 things I'd try to lug out of my room hopefully not at the expense of my own life.
And yea I know you've thought about it.
Since it's taking forever to upload them pictures, I'm gonna start with the first 3 in no particular order of importance.
Whateva you say Xian Lee my bro, my Soundock is da sexiest thing that an iPod can sit on. Looks and sounds like it's worth every buck I paid for it. I'm strapping this one on my back no matter what.
Now now, this was a easy one. Just like the Soundock, sounds good and looks good. Especially with that pint of beer at hand. Definitely a keeper.
Da newest in my white armada, I actually had a few reservations before buying this PSP and some doubts afterwards but boy I was wrong. This baby has kept me company on more than one cold and lonely night (not that I had too many) and if I were stuck on the Lost island, I'd want her to be with me.
Okay that's all for now. More to follow.
Sunday, 18 March 2007
"Nice from far but far from nice"
That's right. Snow is real nice from real far, with your heating on, with a throw around you, with a cup of hot mocha, and preferably in December (when it gives you a white Christmas) and not March.
Last thing you need is for it to snow in the middle of March, when the combination of occasional sun and dirty shoes give you a dingy greyish snow, when you're stuck in a peripheral hospital, with some real suspect heating, and not enough clothing, and not to mention, no mocha.
Not that I'm complaining or anything.
Saturday, 17 March 2007
Now wish me luck and cheers to my safety net if a career in medicine doesn't work out for me!