Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thank you, 2011.

Thank you 2011 for the many of the good, the bad  and the weird memories.

This year was definitely the most year of my life in terms of travel. Not only did I travelled to Thailand not once but twice this year, but I was very fortunately to travel to the European continent, particulary the chance to travel to Gdansk, Poland.

I may have missed out on travelling to Europe the last two years despite a promise by the company I would...but I am glad the company has now allowed me to travel to Europe. I learnt so much only on the work and career side of the trip, but also the Polish culture as a whole. The trip truly changed my perception on Poland as a whole.

The Thailand trips: first was earlier in January to Bangkok and Pattaya, while the second was recently to Krabi in November. To say I've not fallen in love with the country is a lie! I love the food, I love the adventure of travelling alone early in the year, and I love the beautiful Hong Island at the Krabi province which I had my close friend Daniel to thank for.

Sadly, there was a big scar to my life from the most recent trip: I had my smartphone stolen on my way back from Krabi to KL in the plane. Long story. But it was enough to traumatise me to not think of any travelling for the first six months of 2012! Damn it 2011, I saved my hard-earned money for that smartphone...and I only had it for three months! If God wanted to punish me, then it was such a cruel way.

2011 was also a year where I made new friends. Unfortunately I've also had friendships broken, and the was enough hated of mine towards certain individuals...enough for Buddha to not forgive me I shamefully admit. I had a couple of horrible colleagues, and I had to deal with people I still feel they do not deserved to be in the town I called home.

That said, I am also glad I had some of the best nights in 2011 with a circle of friends. Especially the boys from Sarawak Bloggers. To my brothers Fahriee, Rodz, Cyril, Kim and Reyes, I thank you for the non-stop laughter from all the reference of "Sio Bee" and all the other talk-cocks we had whenever we met!

Oh sure, I still haven't found love. I was certain there were chances with several ladies I had met here in 2011, but I'm afraid my Cupid seemed to have a poor shot accuracy. But I wouldn't blame him; I wasn't really serious to begin it. I had a career to focused, debts to clear, money and power to be obtained. I supposed until love has proven me otherwise, I shall stick to "friends with benefits" if you know what I mean.

Oh, how could I forget my family, who has been supportive of me when I had my troubles!

Ok, enough rant. I must head off to a pot-luck dinner and the clubs for the countdown to 2012. 2011 isn't the best year I ever had, but it was definitely far better than the last three years.

Thank you once again, 2011.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Opening of La Senza's First Pin-Up Store in Kuching

A couple of weeks ago, La Senza opened its first store in Kuching. Rejoice for the women (and men) in Kuching! :)

I will update further on the event, but I suppose what would interest you is this:

Friday, December 09, 2011

#twtupkch - Game lounges tips and tricks

(Right I shall challenge myself to write each sentence of this blog within the Twitter standard of 140 characters.)

#twtupkch (Tweet-Up Kuching) is an event by Sarawak Bloggers which will be happening at The Spring tomorrow from 11am to 4pm+.

#twtupkch basically gets people who use Twitter to meet other Twitter users, be friends and play games together.

There will be 354 'tweeps' who will be attending (not sure if all of them are coming la) which means you're sure to make new friends!

Now, if you're naturally competitive like me you'll want to win all the games from the game lounges at the #twtupkch event.

The list of games tomorrow include: Arm wrestling, Jenga!, Monopoly, BINGO, PC & PS2 games, Cangkul and UNO.

Normally I wouldn't give gaming tips (Kiasu mah), but I feel good today so here's a quick tip for each game above:

Arm wrestling:
When ready to finish your opponent, rotate your body so your shoulder is in line with the direction you want your arm to go.

Push it gently: if it refuses to budge, try another piece.

Railroads are better to own than utilities, but utilities should be purchased if the opportunity arises (esp. if you can get both of them).

One strategy to increase your odds at Bingo is to play as many cards at one time as you can; but do be careful!

PC & PS2 games:
Well it depends on the games; just surf to for the game that's currently being played. Heh.

To be honest I dunno! 

Save your draw cards and wild cards; you'll need them to stop someone from winning the round.

Yes, I heard you scream "WTF these tips is so obvious!"...of course la it's obvious 'cause I kiasu mah!

Hehe anyway that's what Google is for right?

So let's meet up at #twtupkch tomorrow & challenge each other to any friendly game above...except Cangkul. Yes I never played it before!