Thursday, December 24, 2009

Pavillion Reindeers

Different angle

Top Top View

Center Court of Pavillion

Love their Christmas Tree

Too bad cut the top ^^"

Nice decorations!! ^.^

Taken with flash

Nite time outside Pavillion

White Reindeer

Different Lighting of the fountain

Christmas Tree top


It's snowing! Snowing! Snowing!

Nice Christmas! Finally experience snow!! <^o^>

Christmas Tree at home!

My handpicked decorations

Jingle Bells!!


See the present?

All for Daddy, Mummy, Brother, Aunts, Cousin + Lucky!

Cute? Get it from Guardian! ^^

Lucky ball

Full of pressiess!! Where's mine??!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A drop of regret A drop of motivation

It is 7.50am Thursday, 17th December 2009

Very unusual for me to online so early in the morning. However, this morning, I am wide awake. Not even a bit sleepy and I am very much motivated to write a post.

What motivated me?


It's a quote from my violin teacher yesterday after my lesson end.

"Mei Theng, Would you stop learning after a while? You know la, since you are working now and you learn so much other things. You have so little time to practise now. Haha" Ms Kua

(FYI, I will be preparing my Gr8 for next next year.. 2011)

Anyway, what I tell her is

"um.. I guess I won't give up GEH" Mei Theng

This morning waking up get me thinking about it.

I love my music. That is why I wanted to learn so many different kind of instrument. Yup.. I'm lazy to practise at times. With so much things on hand I sometime don't have the time to practise. When I have it, I am so tired that I just wanted to rest.

But! What important to me is forever important. Music is important to me. I would not give it up. We don't know the future for real. We don't know what would happen in years to come. What we can do is only to make a decision that we would not regret in the future.

I always tell my friends. I do not want to give up on any of my lesson is because I am afraid I would regret in the future. I had had experience.

When I am about 5-6 years old, my mom enrol me to both piano and ballet classes. From what I remember, during that time, I do not feel any interest nor speciality in attending these classes. At times, I even throw a tantrum because I do not want to go for it. I cry and I kick and I sulk.

Times passes. I guess I did not make much improvement in my ballet as one day, the teacher spoke to my mom.

"Exam season is approaching. All the others students will be enrolling to take the exam. But Mei Theng cannot. She cannot really cope up with it. How ar?" Ballet teacher


How can a teacher ask a parents HOW AR?

Her job is to make sure I can go for an exam and pass it. But she ask my mom HOW AR?!

Anyway, because of this, my mom ask me:

"Are you really interested in ballet? Or do you want to stop since you don't have interest in it?" Mom

What I answer is obvious and is my regret until today.

"Stop la. I also don't know what to do" Mei Theng

And that is why the Cassie you know today can't dance. She gave up on it when she have a chance to be a worldknown ballet dancer.(ya right..=.=")

Anyway, as I mentioned above, this is my regret. When I saw others dance so gracefully I will think that I gave up a chance to be like that. (Mind you, I don't think this way when I am only 6-7 years old.)

This situation happened similarly to my piano class then as well. (same studio)

I stop the classes after the teacher say the almost similar things to my mother.

I would have gave up the piano for good as well if not for Ms Woo. My piano teacher.

About a year or two later, a leaflet was send to my home.Advertising about homeclasses for piano. My mom and grandma ask me want to go for it or not. At that time I don't really have that much interest in it. Then she say:

"Your cousin sister is now taking lesson in piano. She now can play the piano. Isn't that nice? You don't want to be like that?" Mom

That got me thinking. Maybe I should give it a try. That is how my piano path really started. Not with my ex-teacher which I don't even know the name. I always consider Ms Woo to be my 1st piano teacher.

Since I started classes with her, I have develop a enormous interest in piano that make me can't stop it anymore. I have step into a piano trap and will be there forever which I will not regret.

Anyway, back to the original topic. Violin. So, as I mentioned, since I've already have a taste of regret in my dance classes, I do not want to have the same regret for my violin classes. Which got me motivated enough to continue. I don't play the violin very well. If you want to know, I've failed my Gr7 twice and I don't intend to try for the third time. And don't know why, I've started Gr8 classes. Weird, I know.

For the past months, we did not play any pieces regarding exams. All we did in lessons are just sight reading and practises. This makes me a little 'un'-motivated to continue. Maybe I have to have something to achieve to make me continue. Like being able to play a song. Or even going for exams. At first, I thought that going for exam is too stressful as I am facing my final years, but since I put away exams, I don't have any goals anymore. I don't know whether it is my problem or the teacher. Most probably is contribution of both as she did not provide me with any interesting reportoire that we can play or me not finding the innitiative to find songs myself. Both wrong.

Now, we have decided to attempt Gr8 in early 2011. Which means I have a goal now. To pass Gr8 in one try. Not twice not thrice. ONCE!!!

Therefore, I would not give up. I might have super super little time to practise but that doesn't mean I have to give it up altogether. I know. I am wasting money if I did just that. But what can I say? I love my music. I may have very little time for it. But in the end. I still love them.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 1. Arrival at Hong Kong International Airport - Mongkok

Okay. Here's the long awaited memories while I'm in HK. Departed from LCCT at 6.20am (25th October 2009). It is my first time travelling with a plane. Therefore as predicted, I am super super excited.

Before I left, I have pack toooo much things in my luggage which resulted in me being a nervous wreck as I'm afraid of it being overweight. At the LCCT car park, I hurriedly take out some clothes and put it into my hand carry. Which makes me soo tired carrying it all the time at the departure hall. =.="

Oh, by the way.. Did I mentioned who I went with?


My fault. Okay. Ms Lok, Ms Xu and Ms Ho all went on a 2 weeks vacation to Hong Kong and GuangZhou!

Clear now?!

Alright. I sway away from the original topic already! Back to the plane issue.

I am super excited but at the same time, super hungry. It's 6 something in the morning. And 3 of us gorrilas were so hungry we can eat the whole plane.

Ok, joke aside.

Let the time fly to arriving at HK. (puns intended lol)

Hong Kong International Airport Arrival Hall
Upon arriving, we stumble down dizzly from lack of sleep and excitedness..
Into this super super super long walkalator..

Hold the handrail.
Chinese letterings on caution signs. Fresh!
(btw, guess whose leg)

Get what I mean by super super long walkalator??!
This is only part of it.. There's still about 3 more..

See? See? SEEEE???!!!!
And all the while, I am holding on to my stupid hand carry which weights about 4kg.. =.=

Finally..after taking the mini short train to this area, pass the custom, get our passport stamped, get our temperature taken, we get to be reunited with our beloved luggage again.

All 3 of us waiting for the sushi to arrive.. lol

Luckily they did not smashed our luggages as I've heard many stories about spoil luggage due to mishandled.

Ok. Now, time to phone Cizzy's mom. She's our tourguide for this trip.
(Btw, CC suppose to be our original tourguide.. but due to her lack of efficiency, we decided to sack her ^.^)

(Whose hand?!!)

After calling, we continue our journey to the bus station outside the airport.
Mind you, after such a long long time, we are still inside the airport.
(Now, me is with the 4kg hand carry + 12kg luggage)

What is the chef doing walking inside the airport? I am hungry btw..

Here's the route to the outside. Wide, Long, Tall area.
Smooth journey!

I'm attracted to this particular pot of um.. tree?
doesn't 'she' look cute?!!

Finally, we saw a bus. That means we are near our destination!

See? This will be our ride.
After our ex-tourguide get a small change to buy bus tickets at the dunno-located-where-bus-counter.

While Cc and Fei went to look for that hiding-bus-counter, I spent my time calling home and snapping pictures.
Many bus stops here. Very convenient. And cheap.

At last, we saw some of the scene we always saw at HK TVB Drama!

I just have to snap this pic. Sorry auntie.

Fei had already been in a snapping frenzy. See how nice her post is?!

Ok. I don't feel lik taking photos right now. My face look terrible. Is that Photo-taking-crazy-Fei force me! T.T"

Now, see see see..
All the signboard.
I will be with these signs for days before our departure to Disneyland!
Which means, we will be living in a world where we always saw in TV!

Oh, and the apartments there are super super super super tall as well!

Doesn't places like this remind you of certain dramas which those OL/OB will sit for a sandwich-lunch? hoho!

My first real snap of a double decker bus.
And I saw one with Sammi upcoming concert advertisement on it.
Too bad that stupid bus went tooo fast.
grr!!! %$*&$@#

That's my 1st reaction.
Walking into the smaller streets at Mongkok, this is the norm scene.

Honestly, I'm very much afraid of those signs dropping down onto my lovely head..
I wonder how people going to look for a shop when there are sooo many signs blocking each other..
Those signs are hang as far away from their shops as possible. therefore, many supporting steel are use.. scary leh..
But still, this kind of scene is really exciting to me as I repeat. It is right out from the TVB Dramas which is my addicts!

I get to snap something of SAMMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No No No!
This is not what I want!
Is that photo-snapping-crazy-Fei actions.
She forced me to take again.
SO many people on the streets staring at me..


Btw, all this is snap on the same day. My clothes different u ask?

Of coz la.

We check in to the hotel already maa...

So I quickly change into a better and comfortable clothes lorr...


Okies buddies.

That's all for now.

Next up is

Lunch at Hong Kong 'char chan teng'
Tourist-photo-snapping spot
Avenue of Stars!