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graduated from NUS in may 2006 with a bachelor of science degree. joined J.D. Power Asia Pacific since 22 may 2006 as a research associate in the data processing department. am a qualified driver who hardly has the chance to drive. loves singin' a whole lot, cos music is so important in my life. catching movies, blogging, cycling and donating blood bring joy to me too. this blog has been set up on 7 nov 2002, with loads of memories ever since.




Bolt
-14 dec 2008-
jurong point











01. TOKYO
[05 Aug 2006 ~ 11 Aug 2006]

02. BANGKOK
[23 Dec 2006 ~ 25 Dec 2006]

03. TAIWAN
[14 May 2007 ~ 23 May 2007]

04. BATAM
[14 Jul 2007]

05. GENTING
[28 Sep 2007 ~ 30 Sep 2007]

06. BINTAN
[24 Nov 2007 ~ 25 Nov 2007]

07. TAIWAN + HONG KONG
[23 Jun 2008 ~ 29 Jun 2008]


sinnette spree!
youth donor club
nuffnang
channel newsasia
technorati
youtube


peanuts gang..
eiko
ethel
hweenee
tow liang
vivian
xianyin

friends..
alexis
joanne
leslie
mervyn
min min
qiuyi
reithna
shanhe
andy




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- electronic drumset
- external hard drive
- N.U.M partytanks
- street directory
- my own car!!!




DECEMBER
07/12 standard chartered 10km run
19/12 party at night safari








qing
06 august 1984, monday
24+ years old
female
chinese
qualified driver since 15 aug 2005
one-star paddler
windsurfin' proficiency level 1
regular blood donor
leo/rat
O+ blood group
choa chu kang,sg


i_miss_snoopy@yahoo.com.sg


smurffygoh@hotmail.com


bukit view pri
instrumental ensemble
recorder
1991-1996

bukit panjang govt high
military band
percussion
1997-2000

national jc
symphonic band
percussion
2001-2002

NUS
2003-2006


metro @ paragon
salesgirl
07 dec 2000-31 dec 2000
(25 days)

snoopy place @ ps
server
10 dec 2002-12 jul 2004
(1 yr 7 mths 2 days)


propnex property
phone assistant
23 dec 2002-20 jan 2003
(28 days)

viet lang @ chijmes
server
21 jul 2004-24 jul 2004
(4 days)

green brew @ singtel recreation club
customer service crew
30 aug 2004-04 nov 2005
(1 yr 2 mths 5 days)

munchie monkey cafe @ yusof ishak house
customer service crew
senior human resource executive
(crew leader)
09 oct 2004-03 may 2006
(1 yr 6 mths 24 days)

spageddies @ paragon
customer service crew
05 dec 2005-09 dec 2007
(2 yrs 4 days)

J.D. Power Asia Pacific @ shenton way
research associate (data processing)
22 may 2006-current


S.H.E
jay chou
stefanie sun
fish leong
lin jun jie
fan wei qi


music
singing
blogging
movies
cycling
jogging
badminton
sea sports
donating blood
mahjong
travelling


(1) so close
(2) mr. & mrs.smith
(3) finding nemo
(4) love actually
(5) step up


eggs
curry
fried beehoon
iced milk tea
yuan yang
soyabean milk
iced-blended mocha
iced-milo
iced peach tea
chocolates







我每天每天每天在想想想想著你
感谢地心引力 让我碰到你
世界這樣大而我而我只是隻小小小螞蟻
但我要盡全力全力全力保護妳
其实我也开始想调整自己
这次动了情 彷徨失措我不后悔
整个画面是妳 想妳想的睡不着
我的快乐是妳 想妳想的都会笑
我一定会呵护着妳 也逗妳笑
爱能不能够永远单纯没有悲哀
爱可不可以简简单单没有伤害
傻傻的陪着守着证明你值得
但我会笑着因为一切都值得
不属于我 我不会难过
你要记得 至少还有我
一直在 为你默默守候
没别的 只想说对不起
对不起 我真的爱你
不管你会怎么想
你怎么说 也不会改变我的决定
想给你听我的心跳
想你知道我睡的不好
喝水想着你 搭车想着你
不想难为你 又不想放弃你
决定告诉你 对不起对不起 我爱你
一想你 我的心就狂跳
读书想着你 听歌想着你
想你想你 也能成为嗜好
我想对你说 却害怕都说错
好喜欢你 知不知道?
越是幸福越害怕 怕它会结束
都怪我话不太会说 不能逗你开心
每当我一天一天更懂你
庆幸当初没放弃
我承认我 还是会爱着你
我遇见你是最美的意外
付出也可能看不到结果
我爱上让我奋不顾身的一个人
爱你 不需要原因
只要有一颗真心
付出去的感情 就算都没有回应
可以碰到你 已经觉得非常幸运
有天我一定会等到 生命里那位英雄
有天我一定会找到 被我的爱感动的人
喜欢 赖在你身旁
看你说话的模样
就算我们不能地久天长
喜欢 为了你而忙
看你开心的模样
就算没有 我想要的答案
睡梦里 梦见你
为何总是每个梦里有你
只有你 让我管不住自己
希望你 看出我一番心意
这一切 都是因为你
因为面对着你我才笑得甜蜜
因为身旁的你彻底占有我的心
爱像自投罗网般不能自己
不后悔疯狂爱你 不顾一切只为你
想和你 去海边看星星 想贴近你
只是想静静看着你 不做什么也没关系
有句话 我一定要连续四次讲给你听
那就是我爱你 我爱你 我爱你 我爱你
第一次有这种的念头
有好多心里话想对你说
鼓起了很大的勇气 想让你了解我
不想只遥远默默关心
或是在角落偷偷看着你
如果有很多人像我 也一样暗恋过
把你当成自己手中宝贝
想呵护着你 守候着你
我想痴痴照顾你到地球的尽头 想牵你的手
想大声的说 请让我爱你
我只想告诉你我深爱你已久
看你快乐就足够
世界一直在改变 我们也一直改变 对你的心不改变
问自己能给你什么 你已拥有一切
隐隐约约你知道我存在
也感觉到我的爱
不奢求你一定接受 先做个朋友
和我说说话 分享苦和乐 做你的朋友
不管晴日雨风都在那里 在为你守候
这是我承诺要给你的 你不需要回答我
还要多久
我才能在你身边
我最爱的那个你 让我给你甜蜜 为你挡风遮雨
唯一爱的就是你 要和你在一起
为你我什么都愿意
爱上你的微笑 一夜睡不着 怎么办才好
爱不到我最想要爱的人
忽然间发现自己
已深深爱上你 真的很简单
没有后悔 为爱日夜去跟随
我想要天天说天天说
天天对你说我有多爱你
不明白 为什么我不能放的开
我明白 在我心中你永远存在
尽全力送你全世界最好的
我只有真心而已 世界末日 我都不会离去
你笑我笨 我承认 对爱我没天份
但你应该知道 我会为你奋不顾身
你应该明白 我的真心有几分
无论走到什么地方 受多大的伤
有个人愿意为你分担
让我陪你吃苦 让我给你幸福
只不过想好好爱一个人
希望你能够被我感动
只要你能快乐我就足够
我也会紧张 有一点尴尬 怕你笑我自己在妄想
开始就知道 我们是不会有未来
但是我还是在期待
我也只能默默无奈
我真的无法控制我自己
你的影子不断出现在我的脑海里
我不愿失去最爱的你
是不是就要让我忘记所有美好回忆
难道非要让我完全放弃
渴望一直守护一个人的感觉
若你也想我 奇迹会出现
你知不知道 其实我也想了解你的一切
你的生日 你的兴趣还有你的新发型
我想说的我想做的都是为了你
每次见到你都是愉快的心情
仿佛广阔世界只剩了你我都可以
在这些日子里 有快乐也有哭泣
我爱你 好大的口气 自己都心虚
只会傻傻看你 话讲不完一句
还有谁让我目不转睛 除了你还是你
在这整个世界里 还有谁能挖掘我自信
连梦里遇见你 都会目不转睛
原谅我的情不自禁
这一句我爱你
说了千万遍在心里
想静静看着你的笑容
我的世界因为你而不同
好想好好爱你 这一句话只能藏成秘密
从今以后 如果你能快乐 就别管我想你
只要能够对你好 我都会做到
我可以继续付出
付出就够我满足
想让你明白 对你的爱 就像深深的大海
越是爱你越想躲你
靠太近就怕否定真心
越是躲你越想爱你
心被占据 是你让我着了迷
给了甜蜜又保持距离
笑我太傻太懵懂 或爱得太重
只为相信我自己 能永远对你心独ż 47;
哪怕爱情有伤痕 你还是我最思念的人
你是我这一生 这一生
最最最害怕去伤害到的人
虽然我并没有一身温驯的灵魂
但是我很愿意
做那个永远照顾你的人
我有颗不善言语的心
不要你什么 只要你快乐
再多的辛苦也都是值得
为了看你多一次微笑 我什么都舍得
为了换你多一次微笑 我什么都舍得
我会好好的爱你 傻傻爱你
不去计较公平不公平
傻到什么程度 我心里有数
我一直都在
你有很好的未来
再痛我也说 alright
我随时 stand by
我会拼命让你更满意
明知道爱你不会有结果 为何还如此执着
为你付出所有
请你听听我的心跳
每分每秒都是为了你
想要看你 想到疯掉
我还是珍惜 所有的事情
你知道 我要的不只是找个人来爱我
我在乎你的感受 越是在乎越不懂怎么做
我只想知道你快不快乐
好想念你微笑的眼神
我只是想听你的声音
你和我之间 刻着一条界线 不曾有改变
不应该爱的 还是爱了
一点点你的微笑 已经让我觉得温暖
创造些回忆
做疯狂的事情
太多的顾虑会破坏此刻的即兴
只想和你去淋一场吻雨 握着你湿热的手心
好想和你去淋一场吻雨 狼狈中有一丝甜密 就算引来 再多怪异目击
这一秒的世界 只属于我和你
为平凡的一天 增加多一点点乐趣
虽然还继续想你
虽然还依旧爱你
看起来又嫌多余
也曾想过躲进别人温暖的怀中
可是这么一来就一点意义也没有
我等的人会是谁 何时才出现
等你爱我 不管还要多久
只要你开口 我都愿为你守候
只要看见 你眼睛里有我 我就觉得很快乐
几乎每天梦到散着步和你聊
有一种幸福和美好
我感觉得到 却捕捉不到
有时候让情绪很糟
我爱得多么澎湃 只愿你能看得出来
喜欢你 想爱你 想说真心话
我只有深情 但请你收下
我只有痴狂 却不懂得方法
会永远体贴 永远守约 你肯让我爱你吗?
想看着你闹陪着你笑
想爱 就不能害怕会有伤痕
自从那天开始我认识了你
整个世界就变的有点不一样
你散发出来的那种自然的魅力
让我深深的对你着了迷 被吸引
爱 不可以伪装
我 变的默默的紧张
心 怎么小鹿在乱撞
为何手机还没有响
承认吧自己有多傻
爱上你 是我改不了 也不愿改的习惯
要放开 哪有那么简单
爱.简单
i'm sorry for me bugging you, sorry for being such a fool, god knows i've tried but i can't let go, i'm crazy 'bout you know who. i'm sorry for me needing you, sorry girl that you don't feel it too, i get the point, should be a man about it, i've never been good at that. forgive me for being me, i've tried to let go. i know you got a boyfriend, another man, another guy by your side, someone who hopefully treats you right, but you don't know how much i wish that i was your boyfriend, that other guy, the only one who's allowed in your room to lay in your arms at night, now you don't know how much i wish that i was your boyfriend. i'm sorry for me wanting you, sorry for not playing by the rules, but what would you do if you were in my shoes, feeling lost and blue. i'm sorry for me loving you, sorry for being such a fool, god knows i've tried but i can't let go, i'm crazy 'bout you know who. forgive me for being me, i've tried to let go. i know you got a boyfriend, another man, another guy by your side, someone who hopefully treats you right, but you don't know how much i wish that i was your boyfriend, that other guy, the only one who's allowed in your room to lay in your arms at night, but you don't know how much i wish that i was your boyfriend. another man is by your side, i hope he treats you right, i wish i was the only one to lay in your arms at night, but you can't blame a guy for trying, now what else can i do, and how i wish that my prayers, thoughts and dreams would become a reality. i know you got a boyfriend, another man, another guy by your side, someone who hopefully treats you right, but you don't know how much i wish that i was your boyfriend, that other guy, the only one who's allowed in your room to lay in your arms at night, now you don't know how much i wish that i was your boyfriend. i know you got a boyfriend, i hope he can treat you right, but don't you know, how much i want to be your boyfriend.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
TAIWAN TRIP 2007!

DAY 1:: 14 May 2007 (Mon)
[weather:: sunny]
[location:: singapore/ 士林夜市]




yippee!
taking a break from work (& singapore) -
i'm flying to TAIWAN for a good 10-day trip! =)
highly-anticipated
been planning for this since more than a month ago
heex.
the participants are - my sister, Sharon, Yih Hong!
(the 2 buddies from the tokyo trip last year)

took a cab to changi airport in the late morning
Fabian & my sister's friend, Li Ou came to send us off
lunched at mac before rushing to board the jetstar plane at 1pm
wah, it's really a damn BUDGET flight can
my knees were pasted against the front seat,
there was no tv,
no drinks or warm towel served
god.
& there was a new airport regulation - no liquid items to be brought onto the plane
which meant that none of us had water to drink throughout the flight
(unless you are dumb enough to purchase the overpriced water from the crew)
anyway, what can you expect out of a $270 two-way air ticket to taiwan?

5.40pm - arrived at taipei taoyuan airport! =D
boarded a coach to our hotel - 乔合大饭店 (deja vu hotel - what a name!)
it's located at 忠孝复兴 (zhong xiao fu xing)
it took quite a while for us to find it
cos not many have heard of it
the 4 of us SQUEEZED into a room for 2, oops.
save cost mahx

we spent our first night at taipei eating through 士林夜市 (shilin night

market
)
we tried a whole lot of goodies - 豪大大鸡排, 蚵仔煎, 臭豆腐, 超大香肠 & so on
the 臭豆腐 really lives up to its name
i could smell it before i see it!
粉圆加爱玉 was super yummy! some refreshing drink with loads of pearls
mmm~
再来一杯吧!

we witnessed a really hilarious scene
(well, not exactly funny to those involved though)
we were walking down a street lined with those mobile food stalls
when suddenly, someone behind me said,"警察来了!"
& a series of things happened -
every stall switched off its lights,
stopped all cooking,
packed everything,
& everyone was pushing their carts, escaping!
it all happened in a few minutes, wow.
they were really quick, able to disappear into nowhere!
一定有练过的!
i juz found it so funny
the crowded street that it once used to be, became dark & quiet
笑死我们啦。。

caught the last train back to our hotel!
the taiwanese style is to keep to the RIGHT on escalators - different from the singaporean style
& they were all so orderly
watched channel V almost every night, heex.
many entertainment shows + MVs! wootx.
now i'm so familiar with 棒棒堂 (& abit more about 黑涩会美眉)!
haha.
it's so cute in taiwan, that they don't use 弟弟妹妹 for young boys & girls
they call them - 底迪 & 美眉 instead
wahaha. funny.


DAY 2:: 15 May 2007 (Tue)
[weather:: cloudy]
[location:: taipei/ hualien city]




we would be leaving taipei (so fast?!) for hualien today!
don't worry, we will be back! haha.
visited the hotel's 商务中心 at the first level
it's somewhat like a lounge
where there was free internet access + coffee! shiok.

we planned to take the 12.30pm train to hualien,
but we missed it!
it's ok, we took the next one, which came at 1.15pm
we thought IT WAS OKAY to juz take the next one,
but we were wrong, haha
since we had no assigned seats on this next train
we ended up changing seats again & AGAIN & AGAIN
=.="
it was no easy task man
to bring down our luggages & move to the next empty seats

the scenery the ride provided compensated for it though
it was a coastal track
so i had a good view of the sea, the sandy shores & the mountains!
-mesmerized-
(so i didn't sleep at all!)

arrived at hualien at 4pm
& it started pouring really heavily
we hailed a cab
which brought us to our hotel - 蓝天丽池饭店 (azure hotel)
i didn't realise their drivers were on the left-side
till i wanted to take the seat beside the driver!
(i went to the left front door & found the driver there, haha.)
weird!

this time, we had a room for 4
so it was really comfortable, whew.
no more smuggling-in & squeezing onto a bed for the time being
the hotel provided excellent service too

we spent the night walking around the hualien city
the vicinity around our hotel
we bought several packets of mochi from their famous 曾记 store
also had 一笼的小包子 at a very, very low price! my god.
then we tried 鹅肉, which tasted like duck meat
& the XL-sized 泡冰!
too much for the 4 of us!

got back to the hotel
& bought 署圈圈 (curly fries!) from the 24hr mac
juz right in front of our hotel!
cool.
how i wish singapore's mac serves curly fries too!


DAY 3:: 16 May 2007 (Wed)
[weather:: sunny]
[location:: hualien - taroko national park]




excellent day!
the sun was up & high
& we started our day really early - 6am!
-.-zZz
had the buffet breakfast, which was quite yummy! heex.

today, we were going to see the world-class attraction - the taroko gorge!
since it's located at a very ulu place
we decided to follow a day-tour package
the tour bus came to pick us up from our hotel at 8.15am
(heex, many nice chinese songs played on the bus!)
before going to other hotels to pick some others up
& can you believe how small this world is?
i saw Samantha (my ex-munchie colleague)!

at 9.30am, we arrived at the taroko national park
we took the amazing central cross-island highway up the mountains
(which starts at taichung & ends at taroko)
the itineary is as follows::
1. 太管处游客中心 (taroko tourists center)
2. 布洛湾台地 (buluowan trail)
3. 燕子口 (swallow grottoes)
4. 靳珩公园 (jinheng park)
5. 慈母桥 (the good mothers' bridge)
6. 缘水合流步道
at 11.30am, we stopped to have buffet lunch at a 5-star hotel - 天祥晶华 (grand formosa - taroko)
what a buffet spread!
we continued our tour after buying some souveniers
1. 九曲洞步道 (tunnel of nine turns - we took a 1.9km walk through it!)
2. 长春词 (eternal spring shrine)
3. 名产巡礼 (we were brought to a store that sold various kinds of stones)
4. 七星潭 (seven stars lake)
the seven stars lake had a VERY beautiful beach!!!
the water was clear blue! wow.
but we saw many dead pufferfish on the shore
=(

4.30pm, we were back at our hotel
6.30pm, we took a cab to a night market near 南滨公园
but it was so small!
we completed the area in juz a few minutes' time
we tried 甜不辣!
8pm, we walked into a nearby pub - allstar live house! (奥斯卡音乐复合餐厅)
woohoo.
it was still rather early for the 'live' band to start
so we juz had corona & played some card games
the 'live' band performance started at 10pm - with Evan (铭和) as the lead singer!
they started off with stand by me
& i thought it's gonna be an 'english songs' band
but it turned out that they sang many NICE chinese pop songs - 专属天使, 非你莫属, 我会好好过, 你把我灌醉, one night in 北京
along with english songs like - better man, smooth & sex bomb
wahaha.
totally ENJOYED the night! =)
we even took a picture with Evan, hoho
(he's so tall!)
& he asked us,"你们是花莲的学生吗?"
("are you students from hualien?")
wahaha.
& he was surprised that we were from singapore!
this allstar 'LIVE' house has its own website - Allstar Live House
& the boss had uploaded 2 photos of us on it!
here's the link to the photos::

us with our corona!
us with Evan!!


us with corona!



with evan!
(from left, Sharon, Yih Hong, my sister, Evan, me)



evan!


evan again!



DAY 4:: 17 May 2007 (Thu)
[weather:: rainy/ cloudy]
[location:: hualien/ taipei]

some change in plans
decided not to stay for another day in hualien
cos there was nothing much to see anyway
so we cancelled our third night's stay at azure hotel
& took a train to taipei in the morning
(it was a comfortable ride this time)

1.30pm, we checked-in once again to deja vu hotel
strolled around the nearby SOGO departmental store
my sister & i then went taipei main station
while Sharon & Yih Hong continued shopping there
we visited new world shopping centre + many other malls
we queued for the famous 甜甜圈专卖店 - mister donut!
we had almost S$10-worth of doughnuts! wahaha.
tasted really yummy! =)
we continued walking around the streets
& came to AT-国际发型 (attractive) hair salon
since i had long wanted a haircut
i went in & had a 1.5hr haircut
haha.
almost fell asleep when my hair was being washed & my head being massaged
the service was so good!
i had milk tea to drink & tv to watch! =)
my hairdresser was a young lady, U-Li
who was so friendly
we chatted about the various places i should go in taipei
& the goodies i should try, heex.
she also recommended a hairstyle for me
so i ended up having my hair !
how cool! this was my first time doing such a weird thing to my always-so-straight-&-flat hair!
i kidda like it! heex.
cos my head doesn't feel so heavy now, hoho.
after that LONG haircut,
my sister & i walked all the way down to zhong xiao fu xing station to meet up with Sharon & Yih Hong
along the way, we met this taiwanese guy,
who was selling a handphone pouch + keychain
he was so chatty & we bought it from him
to show support for his design on the pouch, hoho.

we went back to the hotel first
before taking a cab at 11pm to a very famous club in taipei - LUXY
we were entitled to 2 free drinks
& it so happened that there was a dancing contest that night -
merry monarc - girls gone wild
girls freestyle dance battle contest!
woohoo.


GIRLS GONE WILD!



the music was so-so
& i STILL don't like the clubbing scene, yucks.
preferred last night's pubbing experience!
we left the club at 2.30am
but we still didn't go back to the hotel yet! wahaha.
we went up to the 14th level of the same building (as LUX) to play snooker!
hoho.
it's a 24hr snooker gaming centre, woohoo.
had so much fun during that few rounds
though i could hardly play
a guy-in-charge came to us & said
"我们的店请咖啡。"
i didn't quite understand what he meant, so i asked,
"啊?什么意思?"
he replied,
"咖啡。"
& all of us juz burst out laughing, muahaha.
i could understand what 'coffee' means,
juz not quite sure what were they doing with the coffee
原来, they wanted to give us 4 cups of coffee, on the house
haha.
coffee at 3am?!?

when we approach the counter to pay for our games,
the cashier was nodding off behind the counter!
hahah.
took quite a while for us to wake him up to collect our money
damn funny!

4am, headed back to hotel for some rest!


DAY 5:: 18 May 2007 (Fri)
[weather:: rainy]
[location:: taipei - national palace museum, ximenting]

had the hotel's buffet breakfast with my sister
the food was so cold! yikes.

when the rest had gotton up,
we walked to 忠孝敦化 (zhong xiao dun hua), one station away
had desserts at 糖朝 (tang chao), a chinese restaurant
i had mango sago, so SUPER sweet.
this restaurant was opened by 吴宗宪 (Jacky Wu)
but he's no longer one of the shareholders
"他已经退股很久了。" - according to one of the staff
oops.

next, we took a train + a bus ride to 故宫 (national palace museum) near
Shilin
& we were lucky!
today was the international museums day,
so the entrance fee was waived! wahaha. =)
but it was so crowded, with many students
the museum exhibited several ornaments from the olden times
very exquisite, but we could hardly appreciate their value
=xX

at 4pm, we left the museum for 西门町 (ximenting)!
hoho.
shopping frenzy!
even tried the FAMOUS-ka-siao 阿宗面线 (ah zong mee sua)
it's juz S$2 for a small bowl!
one interesting thing was - there were no tables in the store
& people seldom take-away,
everyone was juz standing outside the store, eating the mee!
then they would put the bowls into a pail orderly
cool.

when we returned to the hotel,
we were so tired,
but still didn't go to bed, hoho.
watched a dvd - eternal summer (a R21 gay movie!)
before sleeping at 2am!


DAY 6:: 19 May 2007 (Sat)
[weather:: cool/ cloudy]
[location:: taipei - taipei 101, raohe night market]

even though the buffet breakfast kidda sucks
i still woke up early to have it with my sister
(she seemed to enjoy it very much)

today we were going to visit the WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING - taipei 101!
wow wow wow.
at 1pm, we took the WORLD'S FASTEST ELEVATOR up to the 89th observatory level
there was a 电梯小姐 (a lady in the elevator being our guide) bringing us up
it was rather cloudy, so everything looked so misty to us
this experience reminded me of the tokyo tower
where we were also viewing the city outside from somewhere-up-there
i also paid NT$100 (~S$5) more to go up to the 91st level outdoor observatory
goodness.
it was so chilly out there, cos it was drizzling a little & the wind was strong
once again, it was too cloudy!
we stayed at the observatory for 1.5hr before going down to shop around the mall

my sister & i were planning to visit 阿里山 (alishan) tomorrow,
so we did our registration with a tour group through a 7-11's fax machine
(oh yeah, they do provide such service there!)
we then spent the next half an hour searching for Sharon & Yih Hong in that BIG BIG mall
搞失踪啊!
walked around new york new york & neo19
both rather similar shopping malls with nothing interesting
took a shuttle bus back to taipei main station, freaking packed!
the driver was so humourous!
he was briefing us about alighting later, so he said,
"待会儿下车的时候,会有一些要上车的人从后门挤上来。麻烦你们把他们挤回去。"
(later when you alight, there will be people who will be boarding through the backdoor, kindly push them

back.
)
HAHAHA.
everyone on the bus laughed! hoho.

took the train to houshanpi station
where we had a quick & cheap dinner at 胡须张卤肉饭
then walked past 五分埔 (wufenpu) to get to 松山 railway

station
(don't worry, we will be back to 五分埔!)
but we still managed to grab some snacks while walking through it, hoho.
my sister & i bought our train tickets to 嘉義 (chiayi)
we had quite a few hours to spare before boarding the train,
& so we went 绕河夜市 (raohe night market)!
woohoo.
it's a really good place for food + shopping!
everything was so CHEAP!
we spent every remaining cent we had there,
then ended up drawing more NT$, oops.
but there were juz too many things to buy!

at 11.15pm, my sister & i boarded the overnight train to 嘉義 (chiayi)
intended to have a good night's rest on the train
(my sister did)
but i wasn't feeling at all comfortable sleeping on the train,
so i hardly slept at all, throughout the long, dark journey
yawnx.


DAY 7:: 20 May 2007 (Sun)
[weather:: rainy - FREEZING!]
[location:: chiayi - alishan]

4am, we arrived at 嘉義 (chiayi) station
when the train stopped at that station,
i looked out of the window, it was almost pitch dark
from far i could see a sign saying 嘉義
but i still wasn't sure if this was the RIGHT station to alight
cos, it juz didn't look like a proper platform to alight!
so after much hesitation,
we alighted, & phew, it was the correct station
my goodness.
& since we were really early,
we waited at the station (my sister juz continued her sleep) till 8.30am,
for someone to pick us up

at 9am, we took the forest railway train up 阿里山 (alishan)
(there are only THREE such railways in the world!)
it was a long 3.5hr ride & very bumpy!
but it was a really beautiful journey, especially when we climbed higher & higher
we climbed more than 2km above ground!
we saw a huge stretch of 云海 (sea of clouds!)
it felt like we were above lots of cotton candies! hoho.
the train had to travel backwards quite a few times
cos of some obstacles at the front i guess
halfway through the ride,
we also had 便当 from 奋起湖 (fenqihu) sent to us at lunchtime!
not quite used to the taste,
but it was alright!

1230pm, we arrived at 阿里山 (alishan)
it was raining rather heavily
& it was FREEZING!!!
the temperature - 12 deg cel!
goodness. BRR.
it was due to the high altitude we were at + the icy wind + the rain
cannot take it!!! *faintx*
i was practically SHAKING
what a waste, we were at this beautiful place,
but we could only shop around the shops near the station
many goodies to buy!
even bought a sweater there cos i really couldn't survive in juz a polo tee
the aunties there were asking me,"你这样穿不会冷吗?"
of cos la!
=|

we were picked by a driver at around 3pm+
drove downhill to 奋起湖 (fenqihu)
while driving downhill, the driver had to be so careful of falling rocks!
due to the rain + wind
scary.
shopped at 奋起湖
& had 便当 for dinner there
we then continued our journey down to 人间
arrived at 嘉義 (chiayi) station at 6pm+
& we bought the train tickets back to taipei!
but there were no seats on the train!
(since we chose to have the cheaper tickets, boohoo.)
so we were standing at the area between 2 cabins initially,
then after a few stations, my sister took an empty seat
an elderly man was sitting beside her
& HE GAVE HIS SEAT UP TO ME!!!
so that my sister & i could sit together
x_X!!
i didn't want to take it
but he insisted, & even stood together with me
-..-"
he said he was alighting at the next station
(but hello, in taiwan, the next station could mean an hour later)
i took the seat eventually
-dopex-
very nice of him though =)

11pm, we finally arrived at taipei! our familiar ground!
got back to deja vu hotel
& planned our activities for the next few days!
heex.


DAY 8:: 21 May 2007 (Mon)
[weather:: sunny!]
[location:: danshui/ raohe night market]

got up rather early for the buffet breakfast
& this time, Sharon joined us!

today was a sight-seeing day!
very good weather for what we would be doing today, cheers!
set off at 10.30am to visit 龙山寺 (longshan temple),
a very famous temple in taiwan
then we moved on to 台湾民主纪念馆 (C.K.S. memorial hall)
there was some construction going on
took a train + cab to 八大电视台 (GTV),
the tv station that makes 娱乐百分百 (entertainment 100%)!
but it was quite a wasted trip,
cos we didn't see much! =/
had a quick lunch - 蚵仔面线 (oyster mee sua)!

next stop - 淡水 (danshui)!
we walked through 淡水老街
there were so many things to buy + eat again! woohoo.
even saw snoopyland there! ahhh~
took a bus to 渔人码头,
what a pretty place!
we had planned to watch the sunset there,
& WE DID! heex.
the weather was so good,
the sun shining so brightly! =)
we went up 情人桥 (lovers' bridge)
hoho.
the entire bridge was lined with couples! haha.
the wind was SUPER strong on the bridge!
felt like i was about to be blown away, seriously!
*WHOOSH*

after viewing the beautiful sunset,
we left for 五分埔 (wufenpu) -
LOADS of clothes there
but we hardly bought any, haha
cos all were more or less the same pattern
we then went to our favourite 绕河夜市 (raohe night market)! heex.
bought a whole lot of stuff again
we were so exhausted that we took a cab back to our hotel!

stayed up till 2am to view our crazy photos today!
hohoho.


DAY 9:: 22 May 2007 (Tue)
[weather:: sunny!]
[location:: jiufen]

boohoo.
leaving taiwan tomorrow! =(
time flies, really!

got up early for the buffet breakfast,
but i didn't have anything
getting really sick of it! *puke*
so i juz had a cup of hot coffee,
to keep myself from freezing.

took a bus to 九份 (jiufen),
a famous tourist attraction somewhere at taipei county
there were lots of mountains there,
& the road up to the town was so narrow, steep & dangerous!
but the bus driver was so pro la
we alighted at the terminal stop - 金瓜石 (jinguashi)
& realised there was only scenery to see
not the 九份 (jiufen) streets
so we took some photos of the surroundings
then took a bus downhill to 九份老街
shopped around that area - many exquisite stuff!

went back to the hotel in the afternoon
then went for our gala dinner (gonna be our last dinner in taiwan!)
at 飞天麻辣 (fei tian ma la)!
from the name, you could have guessed - yesh - we had ma la steamboat dinner!
& mind you, the stuff there was so FRESH!
especially the salmon fish head, omg. YUMMY!!!
i had kilos of 金针菇 again
& there were various flavours of ice-cream to choose from too!
(luckily we still had 'space' for that after the steamboat, heex.)

did some last minute shopping at 西门町 (ximenting)
(yeah, we're back again!)
lalala! =)

we spent our final night in taiwan at taipei's NEWEST KTV BRANCH - 钱柜 partyworld (cashbox partyworld)!!! =D
wahaha.
it's located at 西门町 (ximenting)
heex.
the check-in counter was at a lobby, which looked like one of a high-class hotel! wootx.
damn classy!
had so fun in the ktv, wahaha.
we sang sang sang till 3am!!!
HIGH KA!
then took a cab back to the hotel

but we didn't sleep at all!
we displayed everything we've bought (since day 1!!!) on the bed
& took photos of them!
incredible.
then painfully packed (read:: SQUEEZED) them back into our limited luggages
OMG.


DAY 10:: 23 May 2007 (Wed)
[weather:: cloudy/ rainy]
[location:: yangmingshan/ shilin/ taoyuan airport/ singapore]

BOOHOO.
it's our final day in taiwan
=(

i skipped the er xin buffet breakfast again
while the rest went to "enjoy" it
eeks.

9am, we checked out of deja vu hotel
we deposited our luggages with them
as we still had some places to visit! heex.

went to 杨明山 (yangmingshan)
& we took a tour bus around the area
but i was sleeping throughout, oops.
too tired le! can't help it.

also made a last visit to 士林 (shilin),
ate what we craved before leaving this place!
i had 虾仁煎, which tasted good! =P~

went back to the hotel to collect our luggages
& boarded the coach to taoyuan international airport

took the jetstar flight back to singapore at 6.25pm
& arrived at around 11pm
Fabian came! =)
his dad (who's a cab driver) gave us a meter-off ride home!
so nice of him! =)

HOME!
(still gotta get up in a few hours' time for WORK! oh god.)


(MANY, MANY photos will be up soon! stay tuned.)


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