Friday, December 31, 2010

one of life's greatest mystery... solved!

before i start on this maybe-not-all-that-useful-post, might i say that this has got to be the greatest discovery of all time my life! 

but then again, maybe not.

so i was thinking, you know how people always say that "when we have money, we have nothing to buy. but when we don't have money, we feel like buying a lot of stuffs."

i finally realize why we think we feel that way.

truth is, we feel like buying a lot of things all the time. honestly, even if you owned all the clothes in the world, you'd find yourself thinking WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I GONNA WEAR TODAY??

 "no, i can't wear that, i already wore that last time."
" No, definitely not that."
" i don't feel like wearing that today. "

in the end, you'd come to the conclusion that you have nothing to wear.

regarding the quote aforementioned, when we have money, we do have a lot of things to buy as well. we just don't realize it because the moment we see that something, we buy it. no hesitation, no thought whatsoever. because at that moment of your life, you 'need' that something.

however, when we don't have money, we see things we 'need', a lot. that's when we keep mopping and whining why on earth we didn't save enough to buy those damn things.
(hey, i just defined my life!) 

hahaha. just saying okay. don't take me too seriously.

another thing i've realized is that wishlists never really work out. we create a list of things that we'd buy when we have money. but when the time comes that you finally do have enough money to buy, you think twice about buying it. saying things like do i really need it?

too bad we never thought twice about the things we do buy in the end, which most of the time, we don't really need.

FamHo 2010 Day #5

14.12.2010 Tuesday

after breakfast, we headed to the Amethyst Centre? whatever you call it la. neways, the guy was talking bout how Amethyst brings luck blabla. and there's this huge Amethyst stone that is said to bring good luck? he asked us to make a grabbing gesture with our left hand above the stone, which is like, grabbing luck and fortune for ourselves throughout the year. and since i was standing nearest, i was the first to do that. LOL!!! YAY MONEY FOR ME THROUGHOUT 2011!! :P

and guess what? after grabbing my 'fortune' outta the stone, i left the store with a brand new necklace! 
mum was choosing a necklace while we 4 siblings goofed around the place. when i passed by i noticed she had out various cross necklaces. and i was like, O_O could she be choosing one for me? but shrugged that thought off. hahaha 

well, hehe in the end it really was for me. thanks so much mum :D

next stop, was the cosmetic store. hohoho. 
there was a lot of tourists there. and i mean, a lot. D: 

there were various stations with a salesgirl in the middle, introducing the products to us. free trial! hahaha. and yeah, the products really do produce immediate result. but damn costly luh. one set is like RM400+ ? obviously not affordable for me. haha 

but my mum bought lor. AHEM. say me hiao. who's hiao now! LOL 

 oh me oh my. *faints*

Lee Jun Ki!! :D

 my face just exploded. wtf


 the apple green bus! :D
and i like this pic dunno why. waahha

after the cosmetic shop, we headed to the Ginseng Centre. my gosh, i was already slightly car sick, the smell of ginseng made it worse :X 

and we weren't allowed to take pictures. cheh. who wants to take picture of your stupid ginseng. i really hate the salesgirls working there. after the ginseng place, was a store selling tidbits. when we tried the samples, the salesgirl actually glared at us. wtf much. -bitch slap- 
we weren't even done shopping yet and she was like, "the exit is over there everyone." -___- 

we had ginseng chicken for lunch. me no likey. it was too..... tasteless. D: 

after that we went shopping. in Dong Dae Mun. 
damn it was so cold. the wind was blowing so strongly. i was car sick and still hungry. wtf. pity. 

nothing much to see honestly. the clothes are either too fashionable (for me), winter wear, or just not to my liking. mum gave us 10,000 won which is RM30. lolol. so had to use the money wisely. and the things there are definitely not cheap! you know those road side stalls selling foods like hotdog on sticks (but here it's different food lah not hot dog, no idea what's on their stick). it costs round 2k to 3k won. which is RM6-RM9. THAT IS NOT CHEAP FOR FOOD SOLD BY THE ROAD! 

oh, before that we went to some village thingy. but the place was closed. so we had to go back the next day. -.- honestly i don't mind not going back at all, just saying. 

and we went to the President's House as well. not inside though. just outside. blah blah. i pity the guards there. they had to stand still with the wind blowing straight at them. walauuu so kelian. :( 

 me also very kelian. had to take picture with this drum thingy. it was seriously damn cold. stupid wind.
but it seemed like everyone except me was immune to the wind. arghh bloody

then it was the shopping i mentioned before, and back to ze hotel! 

 this hotel not bad. but kinda scary honestly LOL
cause the light at the door will switch off by itself.

tv tv. haha

dinner was on our own that night. Mr Kim brought us to China Town, a street filled with Chinese Restaurants. and again, we had to walk from the hotel. SO COLD. that was all i could think about. :\ 

dinner was... funny. hahaha. we didn't really communicate well with the waitress. we ended up with so much food. and all are dumplings. and pau's. LOLOL -_- 

okay, end of Day5. the last few days at Korea were kinda dreadful. mostly because of the weather. and my skin started to came off by then. which made me frustrated because i put lotion so why is this still happening to me!! :( 

and maybe because shopping in Korea wasn't what i expected. the malls aren't as nice as well. KL's shopping is wayyy better. :o 


Thursday, December 30, 2010

FamHo 2010 Day #4

13.12.2010 Monday 
breakfast once again. dang, the buffet breakfast provided in this hotel was by far, the best i've ever had. yumms!

after that, finally, it is time for skiing. ughh we waited so long for this. :D
btw, the night before, our tour guide said that it is going to snow today! because the night before, the moon and stars are not visible, which means that it is cloudy, so it's gonna SNOW! ;D


 keep asking me to take pics of him so he can post it up on facebook, but when i do he slouches as if reluctant to take a pic. -_-

 muh signature pose. :D

frost bite! i think. can't really tell from this pic, but that time there were like claw marks on my leg :/

we got our gear, snow shoes, all that. it is impossible to walk in those snow shoes. wtf. i was struggling to keep up :(

there were so many people on the field, whatever you call it. ahaha. i was actually quite good at skiing *cough. never fell, not even once. until one time when i was talking to my brother, lost my balance then fell. T.T

it hurt okay! my ass yo. ahaha. the next few times i fell because i was trying to avoid the people while skiing down the slope. we weren't taught how to stop or turn so yea, sometimes the only option is to fall down.

i noticed something about the people there. they are not friendly at all. there were a few times i was skiing and almost hit some people so i kept on saying sorry while trying my best to stop or turn away. in the end i didn't hit them but they just looked at me then looked away. some didn't even bother to look. hello? i said sorry leh at least smile or what ma. #$%($#*(%#

and there was a guy whom i was trying to avoid hence i fell. he looked at me then walked away. kns. seriously kns. -___- obviously he isn't good looking at all, because if he were, i wouldn't mind. HAHA

but in the Koreans' defense, there are still some rare good people left. at some point, my youngest brother fell so bro #1 and I went over to rescue him. during the process, bro #1 lost balance and fell too. HAHAHA. and his ski sticks (whatever in the world you call those things) fell to the ground as he continued to slide downwards. LOLOL. so I slowly walked over to get them back so he could stand back up. THEN, a few professional skiers (assuming they are because they're wearing the ski school uniform) skied pass us. and the last guy stopped (so effortlessly *swoons*), picked up the sticks and handed them to me. i said thanks, he didn't smile at all (boohoo) and then skied away. and that was it. all i remembered of him is his uniform number, which is 47. his face? didn't see clearly because he was wearing the ski glass! D:

okay so maybe this wasn't a very good defense because he didn't smile! :(


shit aside, i did have fun skiing. wahaha. though climbing walking up the slope was damn hard. you keep sliding down LOL

 our tour group :D

 i must be really happy because you can see my teeth. :D

 oh and it snowed!!! IT REALLY DID :D
halfway skiing it started to snow. and it got heavier. WOOHOO <3

my lifelong dream has finally come true. i finally witnessed snow. touched snow. yayyy <3

eventually we got tired. and it was time to go back to the hotel. we were checking out and moving to another hotel.

but of course, the sight of snow was simply too beautiful for words. so more pictures for now. :D

 since when i'm so artistic? okay just kidding.
neways, we had lunch at the same place. kinda got sick with the food in Korea already. it's too healthy.

like seriously.

after lunch, some of us were kinda slow. so the tour guide threw snow balls at the late comers. hahaha. funnehhhh.

we went to return the ski equipments! if you remembered, this was my golden and final chance to buy the hello kitty hat. so i told dad about it. he said "why don't we just buy when we go shopping. they're bringing us shopping tomorrow. "

and that was that. :( sigh. before that i was so sure i was gonna get the hat. where did my confidence go? i guess i just figured why buy it, it's not like i'd be able to wear it in Malaysia right? so I was down the whole trip to the KimChi making farm. i even thought bout waiting in the bus, because i was freezing, plus i wasn't interested in Kim Chi making at all. thankfully i kept my mouth shut because if i didn't get out of the bus, then i would have missed the chance to see the oh so handsome guy there. he is the most handsome guy i've seen throughout the whole Korea trip!! and that's saying something.

so, grumpy was I, i went to the toilet while everyone else were at the farm listening to the tour guide. and when i went out, this super duper cute guy passed me by. i just barely lifted my head, and he passed already. and i was like, wtf where did he came from? it didn't seem like anyone was living in the farm  LOL.

oh and did you know Koreans eat dogs? :|

anyways, after that we went to this place where they let you try on Korean costumes. it's in a small house just stone's throw from the farm. and sure enough, the handsome guy was there. WTF *~*

and yea, he kinda looks like Lee Jun Ki (which is my first ever Korean crush), but his eyes are slightly bigger? hmm his face is fading from my memory already :C should have gotten his FB. le sigh

after the costume trying + photo taking, (bro #1 and #2 and I didn't try by the way, and mum was kinda pissed :/) we headed to the next room for Kim Chi making!!!!

 confused faces. hahaha

i throw my hands up in the air sometimes, sayin' aiyooooooo, i can't make Kim Chi~

well, my kim chi was far from fabulous. but i did have fun making it. ahaha. the cute guy's dad (assuming this is a family thing) was quite good looking too. and friendly. ahh finally a friendly Korean. :>

he said, that in Korea, a woman must at least make Kim Chi twice, if not they won't be able to find a husband. LOL! one more Kim Chi making session and i'm eligible. HAHA ^.^

 dad complaining that i always take pictures of the food instead of him. so i took a picture of him.

 was too hungryyyy, so only took a pic after eating

after dinner, headed to the Premium Outlets.

 i love the place man. the design of the stores i mean. haha
not like i can afford all those branded stuffs.

 first shop we went in was Adidas. ughhh honestly the things quite cheap leh. adidas slippers cai RM40++ oh.
and i saw a pair of shoes, which i've never seen in Miri OR KL before. but of course a certain someone said no. :(

honestly, what was i thinking not saving money for these family trips? ughh next time need to save tonnes of money and go change it so mum can't say no to whatever i want to buy. HEHE
but then again there's the problem of bringing all those things back. hmmmm

 gorgeous Christmas deco.

a stranger offered to help take this pic. hehehe
i imagined him running away with our camera but he didn't. HAHA.

 we had Crazy Crepes. :D
amazingly, the guy at the counter spoke chinese! O_O

when i wanted to order, he told me to go and look at the numbers and tell him, LOL. cool~

two of these costs RM27. hhahaha KIK!

that's it for Day 4. headed back to the hotel and zzzzz. :D like a pig. yipeee.
oh, and the crepes? heavenly.