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mel c’s wedding @STAR November 30, 2008

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22 november 2008 – mel c’s wedding at Shangrila’s Tanjung Aru Resort (STAR). it was beautiful…

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the venue for the sunset cocktail

 

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the wedding took place by the beach. i love it!
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the bride looks beautiful… love the gown, the bouquet, and the fact that she walked down the aisle barefooted. totally unpretentious.
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awwww…
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cute flowergirl
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CONGRATULATIONS, mr & mrs hung!
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mel c was carted to the venue by this golf buggy. the person who thought of this idea is a genius *wink wink*
 
 
 
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a picture with the bride *picture courtesy of pamela
 
 
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lovely backdrop to complete the wedding
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love the details…
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sushi & soju November 28, 2008

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mid november 2008 – after dance practice, went over to cynl’s place for dinner.

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the girls were helping out in the kitchen. needless to say, i escaped the chore by pretending to take pictures *sheepish look*

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later, after passing the camera over to felix/eugene, i picked up the guitar and started strumming… G-A-D over and over and over and over and over and over… *picture courtesy of eugene.

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an anonymous other also escaped the chore as she, too, was tired. *picture courtesy of felix

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eugene, whose facial expression i can’t really decipher. *picture courtesy of felix

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eugene squeezing the “happy family” in hope of dispelling his anger. *picture courtesy of felix

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serri’s facial expression is priceless! *picture courtesy of felix

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gosh, it has been the longest time since i last took a picture with cynl… *picture courtesy of felix

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luciana, our sifu, teaching us how to roll a sushi.

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for the sushi filling, we had cucumber, salmon, seaweed and… what else? can’t remember. memory failing me. roe for the topping.

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first, we filled 2/3 of the seaweed wrapping with japanese rice. then, we placed the filling in the middle of the rice.
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then, gently but firmly, we rolled the seaweed and all, careful to ensure that the filling was in the smack centre of the roll.
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finally, we cut the roll, beginning at the centre, and moving to the sides. voila, our very own, homemade sushi!

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the whole japanese experience was completed with shochu, which was brought back all the way from japan by elaine.

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shochu is an alcoholic beverage of japan, most commonly distilled from barley, rice or sweet potato. this particular shochu is 25% alcohol by volume. we had it with lemon as well as lime. personally, i love it with lime!

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elaine, the alcohol supplier. arigato gozaimasu!

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felix, surrounded by luciana, cync and rainbow.

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cikgu rainbow
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OooOo… i love love love love this picture!
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felix & cync
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ying ying
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i assure you that both of them were absolutely sober. *picture courtesy of felix
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yummmm *picture courtesy of felix
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serri taking a picture of felix taking a picture of her taking a picture of him *picture courtesy of felix
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luciana, sifu. *picture courtesy of felix
 

bak kut teh @cell group November 22, 2008

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14th november 2008 – bak kut teh for dinner at cell group…

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yummy yummy…

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lovingly prepared by aunty kath

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zoe playing on her own while waiting for dinner to be ready…

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… whereas sharon & chai hoong tried to solve some mathematics

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zoe & mummy, hui tin

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sharon…

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cell leader extraordinaire, ps vui tze

 

sunset @tanjung aru beach November 21, 2008

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2nd november 2008 – enjoying the sunset on a sunday evening…
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me: sham, which dslr are you getting?

sham: not too sure yet.

cynl: get an olympus!
me: erm… btw, what happened to your “ollie”‘s lcd? *rubbing salt to the wound*
 cynl: -_-
me: get a canon!
(moments later… when i wanted to get a picture of a lady strolling down the beach with her doggie… “gus” died on me)
cynl: what were you saying about canon?
me: -_-
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soon-to-be nikon/sony alpha dslr owner
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owner of an olympus dslr with a faulty lcd

 

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kiddie club’s picnic @tanjung aru beach November 20, 2008

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26th october 2008 – kiddie’s club picnic at tanjung aru beach!

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all the kids gathered at d’stream before being ferried to the beach…

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a prayer by aunty kath before heading off…

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a short time of singing songs and listening to stories about Jesus!

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unmistakably theirs…

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jaynabelle – little miss sunshine!

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he’s going to be a looker… but more than that, may he be a man of character!

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nathania – friendliest kid ever!

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jing jing, who kind of reminds me of myself when i was young. not the looks. but her demeanor. shy & introverted. but i’m sure it’s the same God Who is able to mould and use as He pleases.

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shania & vanessa

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aren’t they creative?

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the boys doing it the rough way!

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jaynabelle & her sand-man

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i asked zoe what was she doing… and guess what!? she told me she was making “sand juice”! cracked me up!

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shania – well-mannered & obedient. totally lovable. there’s something special in her that i can’t really describe.

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picture of ashley, taken off ground level.

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little hands that will one day bring big changes to this world…

 

meeting ezra November 14, 2008

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september 2008 – met up with my sister and her family as they were in kuala lumpur for a short holidays. my parents flew in to meet up with them.

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i miss the little one…

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cute right?
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ezra appeared in an advertisement.
 

adieu to cheras

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end of september 2008 – pictures with my housemates, sans sussan, on my last day of work (pictures courtesy of unice).

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with my roommate, unice, a fellow-sabahan.

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with rathika & komathy…

later, had lunch with some others at a korean restaurant, but of course, gus was not around… good memories in cheras, but i was mighty glad to be back home in kota kinabalu. truly, home sweet home.