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Sunday, April 27, 2008

What have we been doing for entertainment?
play lego lah*

We we so bored at 3am in the morning. Hanging out at Jon's place deciding on whether we should watch a movie, bake, cook, clean, eat more, blah blah blah... until Mikey saw Jon's Lego set that has been lying at the corner for ages and decided to make the Lego models.
Sounds fun?
Boring and kiddish, but it certainly did bring back childhood memories of myself making roller skates with the Lego pieces and fall and break em simultaneously.
I had an awesome childhood :)

Jon looked like a small boy fixing his stuff.
Jon: "eh... I want my things to be very detailed wan ok... the sticker and everything cannot be crooked or messed up yeah."
Yenn: "ok loh.. we do the fixing, you do the sticking. :)"
*Jon takes knife from the kitchen and starts to stick em stickers*

Lynn was in charge of the two Ferrari Race Cars

I did the little details on the little Lego men, the tanks, the gas pump and wires

Mike did the entire Gas Station

Jon and his stickers

Our little Lego men and the car.

I betcha all bored of my blog. There is nothing exciting going on in my life right now besides the fact that I worked like crazy and did a huge damage yesterday shopping for Summer Stuff.
Owh, and that I found a nest of bed bugs on my freaking bed.
We finally contacted the Bug Exterminator to get the shyte out of our apartment.
You guys must be wondering why were we so dumb to not get the Exterminators earlier,
well apparently there were a lot of procedures for us to settle before the bug exterminator can come and get the place done.
We have to clean, vacuum, empty every single drawer and closet and pack everything into black garbage bags. So basically its like moving out just that your not moving anywhere.
What else?
Yes, we're going on a 4 day so called road trip to the beach and the natural park tomorrow.
I can't wait! :)
Stay tuned for pictures of the trip if I remember to charge my camera

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I am officially a workaholic
yay!! money money come! I wanna go shopping!

I finished my exams a week ahead because all of my exams were scheduled before the exams week. Since I couldn't go out in celebrate because everyone was busy studying, I decided to work my butt off, earn some extra cash and spend it on Summer Shopping and Vacations.
I have done the dining (filling up silverware, making sure everything is in order and cleaning up), deli (make on the spot sandwiches for hungry angmohs), bakery (yes I made a total of 800 naans for the Muslim association), checker (swipe cards for people to come in to the dining to eat), cooks help (made a gazillion amount of dishes for lunch and dinner) and etc...
I worked 8 hours yesterday from 11am-7.30pm and I feel so proud of myself.
*grins happily*

These are the cookies I made in the bakery.

This is the Deli where I make sandwiches. Can you see the crazy amount of cheese?
*haha.. mind my pimply face from no sleeping early. Ma, I want facial when I get home please*

All sorts of bread for people to choose from.
Jewish Rye, white, wheat, whole grain, bagels, pita, lemon wraps, red pepper wraps and tonnes of other breads you can think of.
*I was looking out to see whether was anybody noticing that I was camwhoring cause if they did, it would be a lil embarrassing.*

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Semester is finally over!!!!
Oh my freaking Goodness!! Time practically flew throughout this academic year.

haha.. look like ghost

Well, technically I am not done with school yet because we still have our finals week this coming week. Fortunately for me, I have only one more performance exam tomorrow then I can fly to freedom.
I am trying to get as much working hours as possible for next week so that I can get more money to spend on vacations and more Summer clothing since everything I have is long sleeved because of the taunting cold weather that lasted for more than 4 months!
I'm in such a great mood because I just got done with practicum.
No more late nights for me until...... 2 weeks later when my 7 more weeks of practicum starts.


The daffodils are blooming, the squirrels and chipmunks are bouncing away making sweet love, the birds are chirping and the bugs are crawling out to invade the warm soil.

I took this picture while we were having out class outdoor with our professor's dog.

I felt that I have learned so much and I grew as a student in America,
a person *physically and mentally*, as a singer, an actress and I am so grateful for the opportunity that God and everyone has given to me.

This semester has been more fruitful for me than the last semester because I felt more involved in class, I got to know more people because of work in the cafeteria and because I felt more comfortable in my body to give hugs to my American friends so they don't think of me as much as a loner anymore (lol, sounds ridiculous, but it does make a difference!)
I am more outspoken and my skills got better because of the awesome professors and talented friends that I have that are so willing to teach and guide me through my '

I Ruv Everlyone!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I was Youtubing and I saw this superb video.
And I am speechless!!!

This is from Hairspray the Musical.

Crazy huh....
Owh well, I'm trying to work my way to that.

On the other hand,
I recorded this from my Beginning Jazz Class. Its so simple compared to what you have seen from the video above but yeah, I told you I'm working my way to it. :)

This is another video from my Skill Building Jazz Class.
We were dancing to Tell Me Bout It by Joss Stone

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I am so sleepy right now and I am freaking stuck here on campus till I don't know what time because of practicum.

On a random note, I love my friends.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Just thought of showing you guys what I did in my Musical Theatre Class
with my awesome scene partner Ahren Rehmel.

Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In a quest to gain his uncle’s inheritance, Harry sets out to fulfill Anthon’s dying wish. However, in Monte Carlo, he meets a host of quirky characters who are also in hot pursuit of his uncle’s money (that includes Annabel who is actually the representative of the Universal Dog Home, and Harry hates dogs!). 
So Harry (Ahren) and Annabel (Me) hated each other throughout the entire show and for the first time in their lives, they are on the same page and they realize that they are actually in love.

Enjoy and tell me what you think!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Things to do when you are bored and want to work out.
Set up the Timer on your camera and start taking pictures of yourself doing the toe touch.

I swear you will burn tonnes of calories, for my case my quad muscles felt like it was burning for 3 whole days. I couldn't walk up or down the staircase.
Even going to the loo to pee was difficult for me because I had to sit on the toilet bowl.

I think I did more than 25 toe touches but I still couldn't get a good picture of myself doing it.
I still couldn't figure out the timing coordination from my camera
I thought this hurdle jump was the best.

Hmmm.... I guess stretches are easier pictures to snap... at least I can stay in that position for more than 10 minutes

Even headstands are easier compared to toe touches.

GahhhH!!!! I am just darn bored with late night practicum shyte.
I have not had any decent dinner nor any satisfying sleep since last week and I am breaking out like crazy because of that.

Bah... I need a holiday really bad.
Remember the International Food Festival that I blogged about last month?
I finally got hold of the video and uploaded it to youtube.

We only had 5 practices of it and choreographed most of the steps from scratch. Considering everyone being an amateur in Contemporary/Traditional, I thought we did pretty okay in it.
Plus, we tried our best to incorporate Indian, Malay and Chinese into the dance.
Watch it and tell me what you think okay.

Enjoy and have a great one.
*my practicum is half way done!! I'll be free by end of next week!! wheee*

Friday, April 11, 2008

Today is a Very Significant Day
Happy 22nd Birthday KeeWeng and Blessed 23rd Birthday Jonathan Chong!
I am so sorry that I wont be able to post pictures or whatsoever because I am currently on campus having a very short break from my practicum.

Dear Ong Kee Weng,

We practically grew so fond of each other that even when we are apart it is impossible to not talk to you because you understand me so well.
I know that if I needed someone to talk to about anything, you will be the one because you will know the right thing to say at the right time.
We've been through so much ups and downs together and I really thank God so darn much that He sent me such an awesome person to me and really you are and always will remain an important chapter in my life.
You have made me realize and learn so many important things in life and I really really am grateful for every bit of it.
Thank God for you and I hope you have a great and Blessed birthday.
I pray that you will grow stronger in Him and continue to change people's lives like how you always do. Continue to Play hard and Study smart.
I love you my dear friend.

Dear Jonathan Chong,

JonJon, I don't know what to say.
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't know how life in Kalamazoo will be.
You brought all of us so close together and You are always the wise one whom we all seek advise from (although you still like to bull a lot) ;P
If it weren't for you, I would probably gotten myself in danger for walking home so late at night.
If it weren't for you, I would have died of being deprived of good food.
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be able to go to church.
So you see... all these little things that you do I know mean so little to you but
it means the world to me and I cherish every bit of this friendship.
I love you JonJon.
I bought you a pressie but it ain't gonna arrive till next week and I am so sorry for that.
I am sorry that I can't make it to your birthday dinner today, Thanks to my stupid practicum.
I hope you understand.
I hope you like the shirt and everything that we've planned though!!


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My life is so pathetic right now.
Well, not that it is but I'm just really tired of being on-the-go all the time.
Worst, I don't have my own freaking car to bring myself around especially late nights so either I have to trouble people around me or walk home alone at 11.59pm in the dark which is so darn freaking scary.

Here is my routine for these past weeks.
I wake up at 7.45am every morning to go class and work and I don't come home till super duper late at night (yesterday's case was at 12am in the morning) because I have extra rehearsals, performances and practicum hours to fulfill.
Some people might think...
*hah.. study musical theater very fun wan ma... no need to study*

Fun my ass lah... Its so darn competitive that you have to "bring it" every single time you practice. And its sad but true, but really the fact is if you are not good, you don't have friends because they don't look up to you.
So it ain't that easy.
I didn't have people talking to me until I was recently cast in a play for next semester.
We not only have paper work assignments, we have darn long rehearsals and other physical works too. Our work depends on our body and mind. So what if we're sick, we still gotta work because our partner depends on us.

Anyway, I have been rambling a whole because I am so stressed up with my Juries and all the other performances. So bear with me a little while okay :(
I just want the holidays to start so I can sleep and wake up late, swim in the pool and chill.


On the other hand, the weather is getting better.
At least I can walk out without a coat on right now.. :)

No need to wear no Beanies, Ear Muffs or Gloves no more..

Oh Mr Sun, Sun, Mr Golden Sun, Please Shine Down On Me... :)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I want to drink alcohol.
Mind you, I am not an alcoholic AT ALL.
I am just deprived of it.

I think the United States is stupid for having such a silly rule that people can't drink unless they are above 21.
C'mon, its bull sh*t. You can't stop students from drinking at all.
So what if the government is so strict?
People are still drinking, High school kids are still getting drunk and etc.
The thing is the more the government deprive kids from things, the more kids want to rebel and go against the law. And right now, I am in a rebellious mood.

For example, me.
I NEVER drink a lot in Malaysia. Drinking isn't even my thing.
For goodness sake, I can club all night in Maison without a drop of alcohol.
But now that I am here, AND UNDER 21, I just feeling like drinking!
I want to be able to walk into a bar and just order a decent glass of Cocktail and chill with my friends like how I did occasionally in Laundry Bar @ The Curve.

No offense to anyone
, but the thing about Americans is that a lot of them get so damn excited when they turn 21 and they drink all night till the get so pissed drunk that they do ridiculous things. They even make up occasions to celebrate, just to drink.

ON the other hand, not that we don't have rules in Malaysia but at least they aren't so absurdly silly that we cant drink under 21 because it is absolutely impossible to control that.
Malaysians do drink and club their nights away but I guess not as crazily as Americans do.

My point is,
the more you restrict someone from doing something, the more s/he wants to do it.


I'm just a deprived child.

Ohmygoodness, I am so pathetic that I can't even find a picture of me with a glass of cocktail.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no man lives forever,
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18

*Rest In Peace*

Thursday, April 03, 2008

It's been a GREAT day!
I was greeted by a friend this morning with...

Andrea: CONGRATS!!!!
Yenn: huh?
Andrea: Owh... nothing... *smiles at me sweetly.

I was like... *huh?
And then I remembered...
THE CASTS LIST for all the auditions I went for are finally posted!!!
I ran down the staircase to the call board where everything was posted and searched for my name.
To my disappointment, I wasn't cast in the show I wanted to be in the most which is
West Side Story the musical
But, I was cast in one of the straight plays call Our Lady of 121st Street
I am so darn freaking happy!
This is going to be my first performance in Western and I hope I do well in it!
I was so excited that I googled the play and guess what were the first few sentences I saw?

Norca: You was a student here?
Sonia: ...uh...
Norca: Hold up, you that bitch, ain't you?! You fuckin' Wendy Elmer, right?!
Sonia: No.
Norca: I fuckin' hate your ass!!
Sonia: I'm not her.
Norca: Don't lie bitch! I always thought you was a stuck-up asshole, I fuckin' hate you. Get out my face- fuckin' Wendy Elmer bitch!!

I was like...... whoa........... a little overwhelming but...
This play IS going to be interesting......

Then I went to my Aural Comprehension 2 class.
For those who read my blog the last semester, I was complaining all about it saying that I am going to fail that class and I would be darn happy just to Pass it.
Well, the thing about Aural Comprehension 2 is that it is a proficiency subject.
If we don't pass it, we don't get to move on.
And a lot of my seniors dropped our because of this subject.
So the professor came up with a new style of grading.

If we manage to maintain 90 and above in our tests and mid terms throughout our semester, we don't have to sit for our finals.

We finally got our letters today about whether we have to go for finals and the great news is
I freaking PASSED every section of the subject!!
Which means I don't have to sit for my Aural Comprehension 2 Finals!!!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pray For Andrew

I've been here in the States for already 8 months already and really I can say that I have seen so many things that I have not seen before, experience the life that some people can't even dream about and I am darn thankful for that. I am so thankful for having such a supportive family,group of awesome friends back home, another magnificent group of friends that are practically family over here and God who never fails to bless me and my unworthy self. One of the things that I have learned recently is that life is so damn vulnerable. One of the big cases was NianNing's sudden death in a bus crash.

Seriously, anything can just happen in a flash.

I have a friend whose best buddy is in a coma right now.
How did he get there?
All he did was workout, did a little sit ups and somehow he fell down and hurt his head.
He has been unconscious since. He had brain surgery on the left brain and the doctors took out the clot. All he needs to do now is to wake up.
And even when he wakes up, no doubt there will be side effects because it is THE BRAIN.
Things got worst yesterday when my friend receive a call at 4am in the morning from his friends saying that his best bud's brain cells are dying and his pupils aren't reacting anymore.
I personally do not know this guy who is in coma right now but then seeing my friend in such a worrying state these few days and seeing him with teary eyes after talking to his parents about letting him go back to Malaysia earlier to visit his friend makes me feel so crappy.
Like seriously, what the hell... all his friend did was workout and that could actually happen.

I took this picture from his gang's website

Please Pray For Him.
Pray That He Will Wake Up.

Pray That When He Wakes Up He Will Have The Least Side Effects.

Pray For His Parents, His Family, His Friends.

Pray That God Will Give His Doctors Wisdom To His Case

Pray That God Will Miraculously Heal Him

And for the others out there, treasure the people around you because things happen so fast that within a blink of an eye people change, love change, time change and etc.
Friends that hung out with you turn their backs,
People who you hated when you first met became family to you,
and the list goes on and on..
Just be grateful for what you have and appreciate.