Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Await for my 2008 post, please

I ate alot this holiday. Tremendously alot, indescribably alot. For starters, mum cooked awesome food for Christmas, and food kept coming in, we don't even know when and how to stop. Of course, with goodwill power, I believe we can say no to all the Famous Amos, Chocolate Mint cakes, Pastas, Cheese cakes - but they're so tempting! With that said, alongside with billions of other posts that mentioned about diet- I shall always give diet a try!

I think I mentioned about Gaya Street to you guys that day. Every year (If I'm not mistaken), KK Churches organise Gaya Christmas Celebration along the street, which included activities such as carols and fireworks. I went to Gaya on the last nite, and it was quite cool I must say. I think I also did mention to you guys about carols oozes homely feeling, didn't I? Like, it seriously did! Chu Ni Men Sen Ten Kuai Li - is probably the most I know in Mandarin :) thanks to the multilingual Christmas song!

Here are some of the pics of that night;

Jessy and I

Mandarin singing Carollers

Daren and I had dinner with Shaneil and Denise last night at this place call Pitstop in KK Times Square. The pasta was quite good, so was the Tiramisu. Everything else was okay, but I do like the decorations and seating arrangements of the place. Beer bucket is only about RM19.00. Since the place isn't quite new but also isn't gaining much popularity either, I've decided to blog about the place to publicize it to your guys.

Futsal with the family, was as expected hillarious! It was so much fun, I was laughing almost the whole time. Haha, adults of 50years and above, ganged up with kids as young as 5years and below so it was quite messy, and it did scare me abit because I didn't want to see anyone injured. I'm very sympathetic I guess plus I don't like seeing kids cry.

Oh, my brother's doing quite good right now. No longer is he working like a log now, in fact he even works for half days now! However, there are times when he has to go for on-call which means he has to stay in the hospital overnight. So everything's all good!

I'm so enjoying my holidays, dear Gosh I hope you are too. My results are okay, but I'm still waiting for another one. I do hope my remaining days here in KK would be awesome-r.*grins*

Till then, hope you'll have a beautiful day and better holidays!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More doctors in East Malaysia

I'm writing this post to plead to all the future doctors to be more considerate and passionate in what they do. Most importantly, if ever you choose to become a doctor, be more aware that other remote and rural areas are most in need of your help.

I know you have your home, your love, and your whole life ahead of you, but if you are yet in search for all that I've mentioned, please opt to help sick people instead of living in your comfort zone. You, doctors are powerful people - you can either change our direction in life, or give us another shot in changing the directions. There's definitely more to life than your lab coat and stetoscopes - this you know best.

I'm pleading this because my brother is currently an intern in the general hospital in KK. He starts off his day at 6.00AM, and reaches home latest by 12.30AM which makes it, 18 hours of working a day, 7 days a week. Although this might go on only for 2 weeks, but what I'm about to share with you is more than that. Eating only one meal for that 18 hours.

He told me that the ratio of interns in general hospital in KK and in KL, is 13:1000 for KK, and 400: 1000 for KL, though this is not the actual figure, probably an exaggarated comparison by him, what he's trying to say is that it still has vast difference. Comparatively, interns in KL work to learn and observe other senior doctors on the first few weeks, however not in KK where my brother did most of the doctoral work almost immediately.

Please do not let him know I did this. He will kill me for sure, but I just really pity him. When we complain that general practices are incompetent and insufficient; we ought to know ourselves that we are the only reasons why we're in that hospital, needing their help.

Everyone has their own lives regardless of any fancy title you have before your name. If you are not attached nor bound to anything, search within yourself and take this calling. :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Time Printed

Hello holiday people!

Sorry I haven't been updating much with substantial (rite) posts so far, I've been busy spending time with my family! Plus we only have one car, so I have to drive my mum around, and it could get tiring - especially when you have to wake up pretty early in the morning. Damn mengantuk.

I'm published in PASSIONS magazine people! It's my first time, please check it out! :)

The jam in KK is getting worst, probably because of all the renovations and upgrading process. To tell you the truth, KK is developing so fast I don't even recognise the roads anymore! It's so confusing, thankfully my baby sister leads me the way most of the time. There's too many shopping malls either, everything looks as if it's replicating KL. I think Kota Kinabalu is becoming much more advanced than some of the towns in West Malaysia. I do appreciate the works by Government, or by other manaegment trying to improve the living in Kota Kinabalu, but I do hope they do the same to other places like Miri, Kuching and whatnot either.

Tonight I'll go to Gaya Street for the last day of Christmas Celebration there! Will take photos, and share it with you guys when I'm done. *smiles* I love Carols! It's oozes such awesome homely feeling!

Leaving to fetch for Mummy now.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stop mocking doctors or I'll skin you alive

I'm home!

The whole day was pretty blissful so far. Though I can't quite put it how I'm actually feeling about my brother finally becoming a practicing doctor now.

Okay I lied; I hate it. I think his friends' family would also hate the fact that these first two years are all about work, work and more work. I really need to tell myself that that is his job. That we are now secondary, and the least we could do is to expect least from him because he needs just that. I couldn't imagine taking away the rest he needs and the rejuvenation he requires.

I will give my love to this lovely home of mine, my beautiful mum and my sweet sister. My brother is where he's supposed and meant to be. I will always be there for him whenever he needs me because thats my job as the sister.

I really understand now, what people meant my - the struggle of the first few years of working and sweetheart, thank you for talking to me just now.


"I wish I could tell you what you'd want to hear, but I couldn't.
You're a doctor, and the hospital comes first - others second." - Scrubs


I'm terribly sad I couldn't spend time with my brother - BUT! I'm just so ecstatic to finally be ble to spend more time with the two ladies in my life! Wee!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I'm currently awaiting the latest movie by David Fincher; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I don't think it would be good to watch it in the cinemas since they censore almost everything.

I've checked the reviews for this movie and 5/5 used so many words I never knew existed which only mean one thing; bravo. Rumour has it that this could be Brad Pitt's shot at Oscar for his remarkable daunting act. He has been a believable good actor so far, so I'm pretty excited to be a part of this 3 hour movie to witness what they say 'phenomenal'. And apparently, the cinematography for this movie is brilliant - which is the ultimate thumbs up for me.

The story by F. Scott Fitzgerald; started of with Benjamin Button's father abandoning him - horrified by the sight of his bizarre baby. Benjamin Button was born old - an old tiny man who lives his life in reverse, becoming younger by the year but has fallen in an impossible love with a lady. (Newsweek)

I saw the book today in MPH and I wanted to read it then and there so badly! I really hope it comes out in KK. It doesn't matter whether no one wants to teman (it's friggin long), I would love to see this movie about loneliness, love and embracing unusual circumstances oh, and also to see whether Brad Pitt finally deserves the Oscar here!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rocky Road

Listening to - Barking at the Moon Jenny Lewis


I'm going back next week, and huge part of me is pretty excited, while another pretty sad to leave sweets here (just for a couple of days - ahem) and his family because they have been extremely sweet to me; especially the baby brother. I will surely miss him and his endless efforts in entertaining me - he's a sweetheart!

I went shopping that day as I've proudly mentioned to you guys in my previous post. While it contradicts with my other post just before that post (damn, just scroll down) I manage to get myself a pair of Nose (heels mind you) and a dark blue capris. Which costed less than RM50 for both! Why I'm bragging you about my cheapskateness here - I actually, do not know.

I was so tempted to buy this Maroon pep toe that was so delicious, but extremely painful to be worn. I was trying it on infront of sweetheart and thank God he didn't liked it because if not, I would have bought it with blood all over my feet! It was deadly gorgeous! Now, I feel like buying it... *grins*

I made Rocky Road yesterday for sweets' family. It was actually for him because he wanted me to cook and make him that before I'm off to KK. I've been pretty much keeping myself busy these days which includes loads of shopping, and much more of eating! Crap, I really need to work my butts and my tummy off (which means - while I'm cooking for everyone else I need to go greenmy self) and look good for the next semester - for second semester sake!

Did I mentioned I'm feeling tad insecure today?

Argh.

It's like so blardy annoying, you know those days where you get all tied up with what everyone wears, do and even have! I seriously couldn't believe my attitude myself - so I talked it over with my baby and thankfully everything went well after that because he's the apple of my eye and he makes the world a better place even if it takes him to suck up my whinings!

I don't know about other women, but annoyingly I have these occasional mood swings where I can become so defensive of other women's actions (I know it's not new) and most awkwardly become most selective of what I think of other women. For someone who has gone through all girls school in the freaking high school - I guess being selective of what I like and what I don't like in a person or myself for that matter becomes natural! Terrible terrible person! I believe that girls are much worse creatures, while men can become physical during high school - girls are capable of emotionally draining somebody else! By not directly acting upon them! Kan?

I really need to go to the Curve's flea market, and watch some movies in Cineleisure because I have some Popcorn combos with me, that I don't want it to go to waste!

ps: I really, really miss my sister...

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shopping!

I'm going shopping tomorrow! Wookiieee! Actually, I'm going shopping to look for my family's presents! Its been so long since I last go to KL, so sweets and I are going downtown yo!

I hope to get things for meself as well, since Christmas is in three weeks time, and Christmas, is probably the valid-est excuse to shop ever! Like really! I shall update you what I bought for meself, though probably you couldn't possible care less, but gah - it's my blog! :)

I'm super bored these days, except those days when I'm spending time with sweets and his family, they make me miss mine soo much more - and I really can't wait to meet them next week!

Oh, oh, I got blisters that day for playing too much PS2. Like can you believe that, Jacqkie playing too much PS2? Thanks to Sweets' brother for accomnpanying me when I'm around, I ended up hours and hours on games!

Sekali, sekala bah kan.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

It was ohhkaay

Listening to- Justin Timberlake Summer Love

I went to watch Body of Lies with my brother the other day - this was impulsive. My brother wanted to go to MidValley for the last time before he finally leaves to KK (for good), so I decided to teman him eventhough we know all the shops would be closing on us. It was almost 10.

I was the one who dragged him to Mid Valley, for sentimental values, because no one, and I mean by NO ONE, I know has ever showed their affection for a mall before unlike him. Seriously. Every single time he's back from Johor or Seremban last time, MidValley was his definite first stop. If not, second. Anyway, I thought Body of Lies was okay. I mean of course Leonardo D'Caprio is excellent but something, just something is missing.

I was in church today, and that thought came to mind. Of course it's our state of mind that helps us distinct certain things between good, or bad. Then I remembered Mamma Mia! which my family and I thought was amazing especially Meryl Streep's performance, but my close friends didn't liked it. The reason that made the movie rotten for some of my friends is especially when Pierce struggled his lungs out to sing - which in contrary I thought was too entertaining to be true. It was amusing to see him struggle on a lipsynch which makes it more believable. Anyway, before I watch a movie, I usually (if possible), read reviews about the particular movie I'm about to watch and no exception for Mamma Mia!, where Times gave excellent reviews. That too occured to The Dark Knight. and some other Blockbusters, and non-blockbusters as well.

While some of my close friends preferred Hairspray, I fell asleep on the couch to Queen Latifah's acting and I was against the fact that they needed John Travolta as a woman when he's best as a dude. The worst of all, where I think some of you might think an offence, I FELL ASLEEP WATCHING TRANSFORMERS. Yes, Transformers. In this case, it might be because I was too tired driving my sister around that day (I think), or... I was busy thinking of something else. You know, something like being able to laugh at Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live on Saturday Nights, and not having-back your funny bones if it's aired Mondays at 4PM right after General Hospital kinda thing. You get what I mean?

Point is; no matter how typical Body of Lies was (think September 11) - I was wide awake, waiting, cringing, squinting for the right moment to speak aloud - '..thats friggin' awesome' but couldn't till credits - the action was awesome though. I was tired, but because I didn't want to spoil my brother's mood who was a billion times more tired than I was, I was mentally and physically awake that could lead to my distorted view of the movie.

I was once a part-time movie reviewer. I learned when to be critical about the tiniest bit of mistake, or to be appreciative of the most ridiculous backdrop - this helps only when I'm at the right state of mind.

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I've gained more readers. Should I be glad, or worried?

Thanks, peeepoll!

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Today, I witnessed a fight. I told this to sayang when he called me earlier in the afternoon. They were fighting just right infront of me, I swear to God, I even thought of tearing them apart. But I couldn't because both of them were so much bigger than me, and they were literally kicking and punching each other's face - I was in disbelief of such display of culture. I waited there hoping someone else was seeing what I'm seeing, and in few minutes a guy pushed both the idots away from each other. I was a bystander in this case, but to my shock almost everyone around me who saw it, were bystanders themselves as well! This including Security Guards, car drivers, and shops workers! I also admit, that men are needed in these cases, only because they look physically stronger than women when it comes to handling boy fights.

I mean, you wouldn't give a damn if a woman tried separating you with another guy using some sort of psychological talk - would ya.

Oh sweet goodness, everywhere's sale. May God give me the strength to use my brain to use my money wisely, and overcome this.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sims Next Top Model

You know I used to tell myself never to update my blog if I have nothing interesting to talk about. But, I'm too blardy bored right now! *pulls hair*

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you guys - I've been checking out The Sims' Next Top Model. HAHAHAHAHA. Like what the hell right. All the Sims look the same and it's so funny! I've been using alot of Youtube these days. Like freaking alot.

Went to watch Quarantine with the two boys yesterday. It scared the crap out of me. I don't like horror or thriller. The waiting, and the really loud noises, wait wait the graphic most especially creeps me out. Yerr, so bloody gory.

Then Swensen's for Ice-creams, with the gang.

Then drinks.


I'm trying hard not to shop for clothes. Really. I don't want to spend so much on clothes, and hopefully I'd get pretty accessories instead! :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Internship anyone?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but last semester break not one single soul thought of working or interning in a communications' company or something that has got to do with their line of work. True? In contrast, last break I went back to KK slightly early to show my friends around KK and spend time with them, also with my family. After coming back from KK, I immediately went internship/ part time job hunting in all these communications companies so that I could gain experience or more contacts while I'm working. Before the holidays, not one person I know or (not know of) thought of this idea. And now. BAM. Everyone's doing it!

Frankly, I don't know why the sudden this become such a trend. I dare say that these people (my circles only) might, get this whole idea from me. Yes, I said it, ME. Or the "wind blew" SO BLARDY strong about my internship experience, that some might thought this was a good idea. I did remember people asking me about working as an intern in a company, or working as a writer and other mishaps or benefits that came along with it, and none shared theirs. I'm usually not this "direct" but in this particular post I am, because I'm slowly breaking out in becoming a much more substantial or blessed be, influential writer.

Back to my point; Everyone, I know or see, or met talks about doing internship, is doing intership or part time in a communications company. I bet last time, you'd prolly worship the days you ended internship or, backtalk someone like me, who was too dumb enough to do internship AGAIN just for a few hundred bucks. Don't tell me this didn't crossed you mind.

This post might sound sarcastic, or mean, but truthfully I'm more than pleased to know that this is now officially a trend. Despite whatever you guys might think, I still think that no one had the balls to try out internship or part time last time. Maybe one or two, who had relationships or rapport with their previous workplace, I mean this is only normal and I've heard so many doing this. I swear to God, almost everyone did either almost absolutely nothing or worked nothing that has got to do with their line the last break we had. Including my juniors and everyone I know of, nothing!

Other than gossiping about other people (I feel bad, but I really had to get it out of my chest) I'm quite surprised that there more people now that are willing to do alot in life to gain knowledge and the ever so priceless experience. NOT SARCASTICALLY.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boy Girl, big deal

Listening to Kylie Minogue's - Wow

In my defense, I did warned you I was going to blog whenever I feel like it. And apparently, I feel like blogging everyday... even when there's no bloody substance in it.

Screw this. Went to Section 14 with mah baby (who else) today, and had my usual awesome Hakka Mee *drools*. I've had that prolly one too many time a person can count, and I'm still having images of it in my head. *drools* again... On our way to the hawkers, we discussed about swapping genders - something like that, and asked each other, what would it be like if we change our genders with the opposite, for a day?

Me: I want a guy, to try and carry a handbag with all the stuffs inside thats not his!
Sweets: I want a girl, to try and be more relaxed, and not tensed more often than boys.
Me: I want a guy, to try wearing heels for one whole day!
Sweets: It would be cool to be a girl, and be able to eat and try all the food especially desserts because girls LIKES to try a lot of things.
Me: I want to see a guy, waking up extra early in the morning just to put on makeup and what hair to fix on that day! It's so hard!
Sweets: I want a girl, to appreciate the casual short pants look without saying it's not decent!

Both of us were, okay I lied, only I was so enthusiast talking about all the things I'd wish for a guy to see or experience what a day in girl's life feels like - and also experience life through guy's eyes! Though the conversation might sound abit sarcastic coming from both of us, but we weren't because sweetheart thinks it's especially important to not talk about certain issues which involves women, because we are slowly - becoming, the superior gender no matter how hard we try to deny it.

Okay, I admit at times, I personally think some of the decisions women make are much more mature, reasoned and well-thought of with at the other extreme, some of the decision women make are emotionally influenced, impulsive and inconsistent. And just like what Daren says, which I agree, sometimes I wish I could be less tensed, less worrysome, less emotional at times, because it really helps! Which leads this post to...

I meditated today! NO SHIT. And I shall talk to you about it in abit of my experience. I used to meditate when I was in high school, but now I've become too stressed with every single detail in my life (ah ha!), I haven't been doing much 'relaxing' for so damn long. So here're few stuffs you really need to know about meditation, it's not just the monks doing it, it's really really good, it's really not as easy as it looks and it's (actually) fun!

If you're too stressed out, the cheapest way is this - like seriously. Coming back to women being stressed all the time, as I tried to meditate today - after 5 minutes of relaxing I realized my eyebrows were still frowning! Argh! I tried fixing it manually by pressing the upper part of my face to relax my face, but I couldn't! It took me about 10 minutes to just chill to finally be able to relax my face. And I realized...

I (or for some women too maybe) like(s) to try too hard. Whether it comes to pleasing our other partner, our wardrobe, our hair, our relationships, our physique, our assignments, our time management or the food we cook, our workload, our friend's criticisms, our path in future - and believe me when I say this our Facebook's pictures or profiles, almost everything I can think of!

If I were (this IS the correct english dah-lings) a boy for a day - I'd wear short pants, tee that says 'If I say you have a hot body would you hold it against me' and slippers the whole day. I'd enjoy the cheaper drinks which are beer and actually love it, I'd watch every other sports thats playing on TV and curses freely, I'd try stand up peeing and starts moving 'it' uncontrollably just to see how cool it looks like, I would play games that I'm good and bad at, I'd wait for my sayang to cook for me, I won't pay for the girls because I'm not that stupid cause I hate chivalry, I won't get into a relationship because it looks so hard, I have the right to EAT MORE! and last but not least blardy hell if I'm not a gentleman I won't follow the rules - because when I was a woman I expected rules to be changed too!

No, no this is not a post to degrade the men - these are the things I seeeeereeeeously want to do if I'm a boy! Which makes it so much easier to understand why some men can be jerks or ignorant for that matter are easier to become, than good. I mean if guys would experience what women feels that would probably give them a better perspective why we're like this. Right?

What would you do?

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And it starts now

Listening to Dean Martin- Memories are made of This

"What are you going to do tonight?"
"...I. Don't. Know"
"...that's like the best answer ever."

I'm drugged with music right now, since I have a bucketfull of free time, I just ransacked my brother's playlist - and seriously, no like really, he's got THE BEST playlist ever. He's got Bob Dylan, to Bob Marley to Love Actually's soundtracks, to Duffy and to Crush On You to a box of CDs that I'm just waiting for the right moment to play 'em. Oh, and I'm officially on holiday now. It's not so special, it's only just...



THREE MONTHS SUCKAHS!

Okay, that sounded mean and bitchy. I'm sorry. I'm just so glad I'm on holidays now, but I reckon this excitement will be over in few more days 'cause waking up late everyday would wear off sooner or later right? Which means, it's time to unveil my things to do list! *jeng jeng jeng!*

1. Pepper Ann. I'm not going to hyperlink this word so please Google or Youtube it!

2. Read books! Thanks to my beautiful baby and friends, I have few books to keep me company this break. Including - Archie's!

3. Lose Weight/ Diet. (If you can't beat them, join them!)

4. Games. Computer, handphone (hahahaha- loser) or in any other form I shall seek for the silliest most easiest (oh no I didn't) game in the world to play.

5. Blogging. Prepare to be constantly updated or read (no force) about me.

6. Shopping. Probably in KK, because mummy will be there.... She gives... advices! :D

7. Work. I'm still trying to figure out how to go about this one, because when I'm back from Sabah it'll probably be quite late to opt for a part time or internship. So I will talk to mum about this and ask for her views - 'cause she's blunt, and she's my mum! (I can so rhymekan)

8. Spend time with my friends both in KK and KL!

9. Clubbing/ Partying

10. not in that order... and MORE.

I'm set! Now I just need to ask God to rain cash in my room. *looks up the sky*

I have a confession to make. I had pizza for lunch just now. Wait, wait, I have a valid explanation to this. Only because I've been craving for Dominoes Pizza for almost a month now and because I've been so busy this whole November, Pizza was delayed, until baby was incredibly sweet, he somewhat surprised me to eat pizza with me today. And you know what, the whole time I've been craving for pizza, I see delivery motors, I see advertisements, people around me eating pizzas... Cripes! Makes the wait much more worth it! I was so happy, as I purposely starved myself by not munching (big deal) anything before it, plus we watched Made of Honour together with pizzas!

Thanks baby you're the best, wuv you.

Oh and you know what I just realised, blogging is so much more fun to read if everything is exaggarated. You know, like the use of 'for the 300th million times' and 'I'm going to smother myself with the lecture notes'- sounds..familiar. Right? I think everyone's beginning to use such words to make things more interesting, even if! all they did for that particular day was breakfast, class, lunch and dinner. The best part of our everyday lives has GOT to be the conversations we had HOWEVER, we choose events over anything with tons of pictures in between. Multimodality? oh, I'm looking for the ultimate peace sign necklace. Since most of my necklaces here are mixed and matched by meself, I don't mind just getting the pendant and mix around with it. I really, want a peace sign necklace! I'll look high and low, for the perfect one. I will!

One last thing that adds up to this really random and (of course) scattered post: I'm beginning to love cooking. I've been watching a lot of Asian Food Channel lately, it excites me more and more for the next cook, because I experiment by myself most of the time, and I think I'm ready to cook for my family when I'm back. Shall I warn them first?

Till then:


Happy Holidays my dear classmates!



Love, Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie

Monday, November 17, 2008

Passions' Photoshoot

Last week Calyn called me up for a photoshoot, and I contemplated on saying yes at first because I don't approve of sexy or obscene shootings/ photos of myself. But when Calyn told me I get to dress-up myself, I excitedly said yes! I'm definitely much more comfortable with my own clothings.

Anyway, when her colleague called me up to confirm with me the details and what not, I asked her whether I can bring Daren with me to the photoshoot, and guess what, she asked him to take part as well! Hahaha. He was dragged into it, without being able to say no! :)

Me: baby, I have something to tell you.
Baby: what ar.
Me: Tomorrow you're taking part on the photoshoot as well.
Baby: ..... (10 seconds of silence)
Me: Baby?
Baby: Oh my God. I AM DAMN SHY.

All I can share with you guys about the spread are; it'll be on December Issue of PASSIONS, it's about clubbing and partying, it's about youth-ism, and of some new year's resolutions. The photoshoot went tiringly well. It took about at least two to three hours to get our hair and makeup done. Both Daren and I didn't have our lunch, so we were having terrible headaches after hours of waiting for the group shot, when everyone was done.

The shot was taken at Space Club in Heritage Row. It's quite funky actually, and the entrance is... well, not that obvious. I'm not sure whether thats a good thing, but Daren and I were searching for the entrance door which was apparently, underneath Cynna, and in between the Loft and the mamak Bukharry's. It was this two tiny glass doors. Rather unique actually.

I was the first to shoot. Here are some of the pics, though I didn't manage to take pictures of myself when I was snapped away. I'm really tired, the whole thing ended around 6.30pm, and I was there since 2pm. Tired. Tired.


The Space Club
Before Make-Up & Hair Do
After Make-up & Hair-Do (even his!)

Calyn (the Ihopemybossdoesn'tseethis look)
Fuyoooooooo.

See, see.

Very, very over the top makeup!

Handsome, beb! (he's so going to kill me)

I purposely took this shot, to show the gorgeous art!

"Which one should I get for this morning..."

The pretty, shiny pillows! :)

After everything was done, we left the place with seriously not freaking kidding you heavy makeup walking around the streets of KL. After 5 minutes of passing heavy lookers, I couldn't take it, I took off my fake eyelashes and start scrubbing my makeup off - and failed. It was too thick! We went and have dinner after that, and well.. let's just say I was probably the most coloured one in SS2 last night.

Last but not least, I'm so proud of my baby! He'll be published! :)

I'm sorry the group shot is fugly, this the best Calyn can get and I tried photoshopping it! :(

Group Shot (L-R) Dee, Jesslyn, Daren, me, Natasha, Akmir (?) & Nana.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Why aren't you updating your blog?

I've started on my last assignment, and honestly, I kinda like it. The whole trial and error is quite cool actually. Well, of course if you must know I've been sitting on this chair for at least (plus minus) 6 hours. I really don't mind, because I really learn how to do html and css from this assignment, plus I have to finish this work by Tuesday and worry about Business for a week. Yes, for a freaking week, because I really really can't afford to fail. If I fail, I'd smother myself with the business lecture notes because!; I have to see that Cruella again.

Since none of you actually gives a damn, I shall stop. Blood pressure gets higher when I talk about it. Anyway, it's only 12something but everyone else is already fast asleep. Me on the other hand is singing Britney's Womanizer.

I'm quite excited for this afternoon's shoot. I don't really know how big or small will my face gets published, or even whether it will make the cut, I'm still pretty excited! It's kinda like the first. You know what they say, a girl should go for at least one photoshoot in their life. Hope this will be good!

My brother's sleeping with me tonight, because he's going off for some 3 weeks (fuyo) ceramah plus jungle trekking before he starts on his 5 years journey as a government doctor. These people, will for sure be attending boring seminars and lectures, and that leaves me to question the whole idea of jungle trekking. I mean, I'm assuming this concept works the same way as the one we did for primary school to 'eratkan tali-silaturahim', but I'm still quite uncertain with this whole idea.

You know what they should do, they should leave them in the woods and let them survive on their own. Which means, all they can have in their bags are medicine and their clothes. That would be cool, because if they'll be posted at rural areas then they can really make this to good use. And start making herbs out of leaves and animals. No, I'm not making fun of this concept, I really mean they should do that! You know, pushing the limits, it would be so awesome.

I don't know why, but I'm very brutal with junk food nowadays. This weekend alone, I've eaten so much of Cadburry's dark chocolate, Marks & Spencer's cookies, Apple Pie, Twiggies, slices of cheese and chocolate cakes, and dammit I bought Pringles. Expect to see me all flabby this March. Someone should really stop me, you know the 'a moment on your lips is a moment on your hips' thing. It's true! *cries* It's not even funny anymore :(


I'm trying to avoid making Christmas wishlists, it's Fantastical and it leaves me wanting more! This Christmas, I shall be humble and definitely not greedy. I shall eat what my tummy says, and not what my eyes are attracted to. I shall spend time with my love ones, instead of sleeping the whole day. I shall, do it.

I'm off to sleep now. Bye!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

2 more weeks!

While Sweets was doing his IPD Assignment just now, I was pumped up blogging about cooking and food, because welll, I'm all about food. Now, my eyes are all droopy and I'm forcing myself to listen to some "clubbing" songs. Omg, NERD's Everybody Nose is too awesome not to replay it over and over again. Serious shit. It's quite of an awkward song, but I have to admit the beat makes me realise how I miss clubbing so much. I miss the loud music, I miss dancing with sweets and my girlfriends, I miss drinking, I miss dressing up from head to toe, I just miss having night outs! UNIVERSITY is robbing my life away. *asfdkasjdfchnsdh!*

Anyway, that aside. I must always remember, that the 3 months holiday is in two weeks time. Three blardy months people! Three! THREE! It's like insanely super cool, and I'm already scratching my head thinking what to do; KK (definaately), part time/internship (most likely) and open my arms wide open and fall to the bed. Oh Mercy, Lepak! Probably shop here and there, something for christmas, and something for the end of the year (we always have excuses) just to feel all girly, "girly" again.

If I'm looking for a job, I want something like an Events Freelancer, ifff it's possible. I know it's not easy to get these kinda jobs, but I really hope I could, plus I don't have a car so I don't know whether doing events would be a good idea. Gracious, imagine taking cabs at 1am or something. *grits teeth*

Omg, today Brian and Shaun scared the crap out of me. They were saying things about BCB (the subject that's used as a tool to obstruct students from going next semester - like seriously) and how their failure was so dissapointing and that everyone else failed the subject as well. That ruined a quarter of my day because I was thinking about it too much. I can't afford to fail anything, including this God forsaken subject, I can't.

One more assignment, and one last exam. Hang in there. The revenge of Lumix Panasonic and the absolutely free Jacqkie (I hope) is coming :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, November 07, 2008

F word!

Listening to Astro 865- Jazz

I really tried, really tried to. I was keeping myself busy by washing my clothes, sweeping my room floor, watching Hannah Montana and checking people's photos on Facebook, the evil-blogging spirit still manage to entice me to update! Grr.

I am supposed to update my "Academic Blog" but I couldn't because those stuffs are too darn boring so I decided to prostinate for abit. For goodness sake, I'd have to freaking reference my post! Okay, okay enough about my work. It seems like everyone else has been blogging about assignments, and school our readers would probably feel our sorrow.

After much learning about blogging phenomenon, and how it has affect people and their lives, I guess making my blog public to the eyes of the most weirdest or coolest people in the world, could only mean one thing; just leave it to their interpretation. Frankly, I'm not really worried or scared when strangers read my blog, I actually feel more awkward when people who knows me read about me, and uses that priviledge to ask me or harrass me about it. I'm not really comfortable talking about the things I talk about in my blog, to some people because words are easier described when you don't have many facial expressions focusing on you. It's tough, isn't it?

Conclusion is, hello, everyone :)

Last week was my first anniversary with sweets. Watched Mamma Mia!, had awesome cake in Pastis Gardens. After much talking, and reminiscing of sweet memories (not that it has been SO long, hehe) we went for dinner at Spaghetti since we got an RM10 voucher. Food was great, I swear that place really reminded me of a typical American bar - minus the families with toddlers of course.

Matching slippers!

Here comes the political Jacqkie. I'm not particularly interested in talking about the politics thats apparently making the world go round right now, but truth is, somehow politics do make the papers now interesting (not, worth it) to read. Especially, when Obama's daughters were on the focus when they got themselves dogs (yes, anjing) , this after when he won. Like, what? That's a news, itself? But I'm glad he won, not because everyone else is rooting for him, or because he allows gay marriages or he's black but because I think America is, and always will be a Democratic country. Not through the media, but the kids, and families there practice values that are much cooler than us. Though he's a junior, he's got all his life to fix or improve USA with help and assistance with his comrades in the White House.

I'm currently OBSESSED with online tv. Every damn subject I have in Lab, my fingers will automatically type the website and I'm there listening to lecture, while streaming the video. Gosh, shame on you jacqkie. Shame! Oh, lipstick jungle is tha' bomb by the way. All three women look so ridiculously hot in their 40s you'd love all the repetitive drama thats clinging them. Though it happens to their menopausy life over, and over, and over again. No shit!

I should stop cursing too. All the F words, coming out ready. *makes sad face* I never intend or want to curse, it's just not cool la. I used to use Fudge, now fudge sounds like food. I mean. You know actually sounds like food to me.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

First Anniversary!

Embargoed- November 1, 2008

I know you've read way too much about me being head over heels with this one guy that you all seem to know of just by reading my posts. Well, blogging is so much easier if you write it from the heart.

Exactly one year ago, I got into a relationship with this guy from Subang. I wasn't really sure what could happen from this relationship, but well to be fair - none of us ever are right, but I decided to go with it anyway because I like him enough to be his girlfriend.

I got a crush on him ever since I got to know him. Frankly speaking, I wasn't attracted to him at first, I perceived him as this "tall, dark and handsome" jock that I knew, just knew it, wouldn't go along with me because girls or girlfriends in this case would mean nothing to him. After much knowing, and talking, we finally got together because we like each other good enough to continue to see each other again.

Dear sweetheart, before I start on my thank yous, I'd like to say I love you so much, more than I could ever express it in my actions, and in my words. You've altered me in ways I thought I could never be, and you've loved the pieces of me that I thought no one could ever do. You see alot of things in me that I've tried to hide in my life, you make me feel good, the sincere way.

Although it has only been a year, it feels like I've learned more in this one year than I did in 20 years having relationships before you. You've taught me how to smile at the silliest things in the world, and be at most beautiful when I'm least not. Sharing things with you is a whole new level, because it's not the way you say it, most of the time, it's the way you do it. When you'd wait for me at the oddest times, for the oddest reasons, you were more of actions than words. You illustrate loveletters. You illustrate lovesongs.

I must admit, that the main reason this relationship stretches this far is because of you.

You trusted in yourself, and most importantly us. You loved me so much, inside and out that you did all the Godly sacrifices and reassured me, for what seem to be at that time, as "future".

Like others, we've fight and we've cried. We've owned up to our mistakes, also supressed what's never to be mentioned again. We've voiced out inches of our imperfections, dissatisfactions, and misconceptions. You and I know best, that words hurt more than anything else, especially from the one you care the most.

Here goes:

Thank you for having the balls to talk to me, getting to know me,
Thank you having the biggest patience everytime I tease or harras you,
Thank you for hugging me; especially after our arguements,
Thank you for kissing me, even when I'd be sneezing, coughing viruses all over your face,
Thank you for remembering all the beautiful dates and the beautiful celebrations,
Thank you for sacrificing so many things you'd never thought you would, for future sake,
Thank you for being so clingy and sweet, it takes guts for real man to show that side of them,
Thank you for shaving or cutting your hair on all the special occasions just to look good for me,
Thank you for kissing my toes, eventhough they're at the ugliest,
Thank you for doing all the romantic sweet things you did,
Thank you for loving me just the way I was, and am,
Thank you for listening to my yapping, nagging and advices everytime I'm worried of you,
Thank you for putting out the effort in getting to know my friends, and family,
Thank you for appreciating everything I do for you,
Thank you for secretly paying some of our meals because you know I'd kill you if I let you to,
Thank you for listening, and most importantly,
Thank you for putting up with me this long, I can only say it's cause you're really in love with me,

well, I'm way head over heels for you too.

I love you, and Happy 1st Anniversary sweetheart! :)


Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Heels, Wedges!

I'm really not used to being sponged off my batteries for assignments. I feel like hamster. Everytime me and sweets goes to my place, we'd spend at least 5 minutes talking and about 2 hours schnoozing completely beyond our control, because we're too damn tired to even open our eyes and watch what's on tv.

While I figure out some strange comments I've been receiving lately, I shall let you know my needs and my wants, (more so of my wants because I don't think heels is considered a neccessity). Okay, okay I take that back before the fashion police catches me. I need to do some sandals/ heels/ wedges shopping. I don't know when, but probably one of these days when I'm really free and really rich. I need to eat some ice-cream, I actually bought one, which I can't wait to eat it, wohoo! Stress free, fat-full beb!

Okay back to the strange comments. Frankly, my dear fans ( I assume you are, then why are you here kepochi) how do you handle most importantly face the strangest comments you've received from people? Do you,

A. Laugh at the comments / compliments you received and respond.

B. Show them the finger, because obviously they don't understand and the finger looks intimidating.

or C. Laughs at it, yourself?

Australia, is coming nearer. I'm really scared, and frankly speaking I don't think I'm ready. I'm not even sure, whether I should or I should not, because the more people ask me about it, the more my stomach hurts. It hurts badly, I don't know what to answer.

Besides Australia, my closest cousin Bryan and his parents are coming to KL. Staying at my place which I assume will be cleaned up in just few hours of their arrival because Bryan is a neat freak, I hope they'll be okay with this made for midgets house.

My health has gone down to negative Okay. Not only have I been coughing, to make things worst, I've been losing my voice every morning. Cripes! I swear to God, I sound like my brother everytime I wake up. Seriously. I couldn't help but played around with the voice, with my cat. :)

My brother called me spontaneous, I have a feeling it's another word for stupid. I just have this feeling.... He keeps giving me his pity smile when I say something random. Like that day, when my mum ask me to get things from Watson, all I took was a Rejoice shampoo. Because, he can't seem to tahan seeing me not gold-digging my mum (on my graduation day) I decided to take a for-kids water bottle (seriously, it's small and it has a Lion pattern on it), but it's so cute you know! and he just laughed at me.

I haven't been cursing as much as I did last week. Last week was cursing week for me and my friends. I don't know why, but the assignments just have this tag on it 'CURSE ME'. The next thing I'd say would either be shit, or crap which is not considered a curse in the real assignment world because the thing won't load. I don't really like cursing. It's a bit degrading I must say, and sometimes I can't make up what the person is actually trying to say after much cursing.

Okaylah, I'm actually very tired, I'm quite surprised I have the mental capacity to blog, although this post is still shitty. Alright, nites!

DON'T TAKE BCB. *voices from heaven*

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Graduation 2008

This week was shitty crazy. Never have I run so fast here and there for a damn assignment, and that too, I started off early. Goodness. It was crazy. Other than accumulative of 24 hours of no sleep, my Diploma Graduation ceremony was on last Saturday! :)

Thank you mummy, abang and ika, also my cousins who've pushed me all this time, and I must say it's all really because of you people! :)

I was contemplating whether to go for this ceremony, because it's just Diploma and by next year, I'm graduating again for Degree anyway... But Thankfully I didn't. The whole ceremony was really fun (okaylah I'm lying, it was 500 names!), and frankly I was beyond touched and thankful that my mum flew all the way from KK to attend my 5 seconds of fame. I was so happy too that I passed with a Merit, and I found out about it just that morning. Though I'm still not quite sure, what Merit really is, I assume it's good because there're only a couple of names under the Distinction & Merit list. So, wee!

Back to the ceremony, I was somewhat bored out of my mind the whole time, since it was about 500 graduands there to go on stage, all I did was talk to sweet calyn, played with my camera, and smsed Sweets. The Occasional Adresses were omg, indescribable. I know they were trying to be motivational, but quote unquote Audrey, one of the speaker with her overflowing positivity sounded like Cinderella. Like seriously.

Here are some of the pictures on that day. More on Facebook.

Anyway, I must say it was a rewarding experience especially after 2 1/2 years of climbing ladders. Whoever said it's "just Diploma", let me shove my foot to your ass, because clearly, you're just wanting to pass Diploma without anything back with you in return. If it's not the scroll, it's the damn knowledge and friends you met along the way. And omg, I must say thank you to everyone of you for putting up with me, and basically each other because if you haven't realize we were technically helping each other to graduate with group assignments.

To the boyfriends and the rest of the boys, who've made our life a little less stressfull thank you!

Graduation Backdrop
Chhoa Teng Nee

Lai Swee Wei

Chan Sook Yan

Calyn Yap

Daren, Eric & Shaneil

:)

Sweeeeets look he's in formal! Isn't he gorgeous?

Flowers

Abang



My Family



Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

October Fest, seriously.

Okay, my birthday was splendid. Sweets and my friends surprised me and Calyn with their presence after much lying of they're not being able to make it for my bday because its Hari Raya.

Thank you everyone for coming. Thank you baby, Audrey, Calyn, Sweei, Karen, Brian, Hamilton, Ron, Eric, Rachel, Amanda, Vivien, Carmen, Jenhan, Wilson, Melissa, Kerry and Syafiq for making Calyn and my day, pretty! To all my friends who can't make it but I just know and feel their love, thank you! I was so sure that there were 19 people that day, but I couldn't get the last person. Until, I forgot it was me. Super slowmo.

To Nolen, Anucia, Aunty & Uncle, Tai Yee (though I highly doubt you guys read this) you guys made me feel so loved and appreciated it's awesome! I'm grateful for the 'fake' present you guys wrapped for me, eventually the real one, but most importantly the companion. You know what, Nolen, I actually wonder how things would be like when you'll grow older and probably you wouldn't wanna hang out with anymore :( because I won't be 'cool' anymore... *sigh*.

Everyone else who wished me and probably even thought of wanting to wish me (okaylah, give you some slack people who I'm not really close with) thank you so so much, for remembering or even having the guts to wish me birthday. Thank you, I really appreciate it.

I've been spending most of my holidays, erm, well, holidaying. Although about millions of deadlines are haunting me I can still say, my holidays were really well spent! Like really! Like me and sweets would say, we didn’t work hard, play hard, we played hard, harder and hardest!

Sweets on the other hand has been really sweet these past few days. Especially during my birthday. He showered me with so much love and literally gave me almost everything I've ever wanted for my birthday. He even cut his hair for me in assumption I prefer him that way because he'll look presentable and cleaner that way. You'd be surprised to what extend I will prove my point when I mean, looks or whatever you have really don't matter to me sweetheart :) worry not, you look gorgeous!

You always have been!

I don't mean to be sad and all, but I don't know whether this will be the last birthday I'll get to really spend with you guys. I just hope things will still be good when we're far away!



Calyn and My cake! :)

Calyn, the other birthday girl, love you!

Kerry! :)

Most of them were first time Shisha-ers. And they look really, really cute!

Rainforest!

Vivien, Carmen and Jenhan, ooo with cupcakes!

Thanks Wilson and Melissa for coming! :)

Chan Sook Yan!!!!

Karen (youshouldreallygetafacebook) and Sway!

Nolen and his wrapped present (it's of two wrapping papers!)

Group Picture :)

Calyn's 20th Birthday! :)

The sweetest feminist, like ever! Well to the women of course :P

my best friend, my crime-partner, my lover, I love you! :)

and I'm in my twenties already!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.