Congratulations, my dear

Yesterday my dear finally received her Bsc. Degree from APIIT, although she is brilliant enough in her career without the Degree. 🙂

The convo ceremony was held in Grand Ballroom of Renaissance hotel KL, quite lots of graduates and guests at there (at least 1000 i guess). Met some old mates, had an expensive lunch, and a messy buffet there as well :p However the ceremony was completed greatly (although a bit boring)

Congratulations my dear, might this achievement will bring you few steps forward in your career 😉

Painful sweet day

Waited for years, yesterday finally accomplished my wish – getting a tattoo… And the great thing is… I did it with my love one, Rachel… 🙂

Location was Borneo Ink in Desa Hartamas, by the tattoo artist Eddie. I was quite nervous and anxious, luckly Rachel was with me comfort me and calm me down. The tattoo design I found on Google image search, and requested Eddie to simplify it. Eddie is indeed good and able to scatch out a good design to fit on my right arm. So after some professional preparation and explainantion (important!), Eddie started to scatch the design on my arm, after I confirmed ok, he started the tattoo process by drawing the outline.

It was quite pain (imagine a needle sting on your skin thousand times per second), especially spots on the bone area (I should be get fat before getting tattoo). Luckly Rachel’s grip was greatly reduced the pain. It was cold too because it was raining and the aircond kept on blowing cold wind, I was once worry will sneeze and destroy the tattoo…

Anyway the pain was too deep, and I’ve requested for a break after an hour and had a cigarette to relief the pain and tension. After that the tattoo was continue and finished in around 45 minutes time, including applying ointment and protection.

Next was my dear Rachel’s turn. She wanted to extend her Candy Lo’s tattoo to a totally different desgin and make it darker. Briliant Eddie just sketched on her arm and then a cooler design was came out in minutes. After confirmed by Rachel, Eddie started his second round of tattoo. Rachel’s extension took shorter time, but her pain was great too. (She told me that previous tattoo wasn’t as pain as this time).

After ointment and protection, Eddie has given us lot’s of advice on maitain the tattoos. My tattoo cost me RM450 and Rachel’s extension just RM150.

Here are some tips on tattoo:
– Make sure the tattoo artist is qualified and certified.
– Make sure the equipment is new and unused, old equipment should be sterilized.
– Follow and obey the instructions of tattoo artist.
– Keep breathing, relax and don’t fight the pain with your muscle.
– Call for break if feel dizzy and can’t stand the pain, cold water is good to calm down.
– Bring your loved one, their encouragement and grip are the best pain killer. Thanks to my dear Rachel accompany me in that hard time, extremly pain on my arm but wonderfully sweet in my heart… 🙂

Beyond The Story Live 2005 in Singapore

Just went to Singapore to watch Beyond live in concert last weekend. Some said this will be the last concert since the concert in Malaysia is not confirmed yet. Beside watching Beyond, this can be considered as a short trip to Singapore.

I’ve arrived at the Pudu Raya with Ten, met Siew Ting and her friend Danny at morning. However Rachel was late, so Ten went to Singapore with Siew Ting and Danny first, and I left to wait Rachel. After having the breakfast with Rachel, we started our journey to Singapore. Bad  thing happened: the bus left us at Singapore check point, so we have to take bus to Kranchi MRT station and then continue our journey our hotel in China Town.

After short break in Keng Saik hotel, we went to Kallang KFC for Beyond fans gathering. It was a great gathering with fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

Next is the main show, the concert. We walked from KFC to Singapore Indoor Stadium while some of fans singing Beyond songs. I was so afraid that my camera will be blocked by guard, but the guard was kind enough to let me bring in the camera with the advice ‘don use with flash’. Appreciated 🙂

The concert was awesome, it just like a big party, everybody stood since the concert started until end. All of us were so high, jumped, screamed, shouted and danced all the while. However seems like there were something happened among the band members, very less communication among them, and less interaction with fans too. The concert ended without encore just like what they did to other concerts in other places too.

After the concert we just back to hotel and rest. After all we’ve been travelling and walking all day.

The next day was the exploration around Singapore. We’ve planned to have our breakfast at China Town with local Chinese food. But the whole China Town was so quiet and not many shops opened for business. So we changed to Orchard road for our breakfast, and ended up we had our breakfast at a bench along Orchard with the food bought from 7-Eleven.

After filling up our stomach, it’s shopping time. The first and only shop we visited was HMV, the big music store (4 floors) at Orchard Road. Bought some CDs from there.

Merlion was our next stop, we went there for photography session, and helped others to take photos too 😉

The sky was getting darker, we walked to Raffles MRT station before it rains. However it didn’t, so we had our short rest at a little green field behind of the Raffles MRT station before heading to Lavendar station to get our bus at Golden Mile.

It’s another adventure to look for Golden Mile from Lavendar station. We had asked few people, passed by some shops under apartments, and finally came to the food court opposite Golden Mile where we had our last meal in Singapore.

The bus was quite old, but it’s still consider comfortable. The bus first reached Pasar Rakyat, where nobody gets down from bus (another failure project by our stupid government, built a bus terminal in a jungle with no other public transport), then only arrived Pudu Raya.  We had our dinner at Petaling Street KL where it’s our last event in this trip.

Overall it’s a tiring but happy trip, although there some unhappy incidents happened but luckly we still can overcame them.

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