Sunday, February 21, 2010

CNY Numbers

If I can summarize my Chinese New Year celebration this year with anything, I'd summarize it in numbers.
And so I did.

  • A black Perodua Viva.
  • One cousin who didn't make it to the gathering.
  • RM110 worth of ang pow collected.
  • RM15 won in Katam-katam.
  • RM17 lost in Kua Merah.
  • 7 houses visited in total.
  • A can of Carlsberg.
  • Lots and lots of kuaci.
  • Lots and lots of limau mandarin.
  • Lots and lots of inava.
  • Lots and lots of batang buruk.
  • Lots and lots of hand-shakes given.
  • Lots and lots of fake smiles thrown away. (I was getting lazy,you can tell.)
  • One tired Sylvester.
  • One tired Sylvester who wants to extend his holiday.
  • One tired Sylvester who wants to extend his holiday but can't.
  • One tired Sylvester who wants to extend his holiday but can't but is thinking about skipping class.

There are so many more numbers I can think of but I'm too lazy. xD

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Brag Brag Brag

Next week is Chinese New Year and as you all know this is a time for family gathering and stuff. Family members exchanging greetings, gifts, good news and [hopefully] hong bao. Oh stingy uncles and aunties, give lots and lots of them red packet if possible. RM10 minimum.

But then there's the bitter part of family gathering. Human by nature loves to compete. So it is very understandable that family members loves to compare and brag about their accomplishments to others whom they meet only several times a year.

How many As you got? How's your study? Did you won the gold medal? Parents bragging about their children, you know the drill. I'm usually unbeaten in this bragging contest.

All my parents (or I) had to say was Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kejuruteraan Awam. You see among my cousins, I'm one of the first to enter a university, so you might think I own a little bit of bragging rights no? WRONG. If only they knew that getting a place in a university doesn't mean you're smarter than anyone else.

I am ashamed to say that when my aunts ask about my pointers, I always ended up lying about it. You see, I always kasi mekap my pointer so it looks more cantik. For example if I get a 2.79, I'll add a few digits and say to my aunts " Saya dapat 2.95. Sikit lagi mau 3 pointer ni. Sayang oo." But it's glad to know I'm not the only one doing this kind of thing. ;)

There's no wrong about lying unless you get caught. Perhaps I should prepare my script starting from today. Nicely written, nicely rehearsed when I reach Kuala Penyu Friday next week. Excellent plan, no?

Enough blogging, time to study for tomorrow's test. xD