Me. How in the world should i describe myself? I guess i'm your average girl-next door. Nothing wonderfully spectacular, nothing too boring too, i hope. Most of the time, i'm a pretty cheerful person, except on my 'off days' and when something brings my mood really down. Sometimes, i can be hyper, other times more reserved, depending on de situation and more importantly, the people i'm with.
=ME IN A NUTSHELL=
Official name: Lim Quin Lee More commonly known as: Quin, Rachel, Quinnie, Pangput (don't ask), honey bun, MeiMei, Ms Branch.... Took my 1st breath on: 9th Aug 1985 (and continues to accept gifts on this date every year *hint hint*) Place of residence:Currently Subang, soon Desa Hartamas Buzzable at: haha.. ask me Write me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Am also on Friendster! Class of: Form 5 - 2002, SAM - 2003 Bad habits: Saying 'Anyway,..', leaving clothes on armchair, sleeping in class, ruminating thoughts, being blur (is that a habit?) #Tick#: The colour purple, surprises, sincere people, chocolate, having deep conversations, Jesus, silky things, G3!, mud pid, cross-stitching, hilarious moments in life that leave me giggling uncontrolable, feeling useful, Disneyland, chokers, enthusiastic folk, a good song, being appreciated, Friends, a bargain, a good, long sleep, 'scary' roller-coasters, an unputdownable book, comfortable sofas, planning trips =), CK colognes, ice wine, massages, Digestive biscuts, techno gadgets (if only i could afford them..), Mini Cooper, yellow VW Beetles, being comfortable with someone, trying new experiences, super comfortable 'round' shoes #Cross#: Unfairness, truth-twisters, bitter goard, being cheated, pessimists, overly sentimental people, snobs, things that don't do what their supposed to do, my computer crashing, getting into a steaming hot car, show-offs, fried chicken skin, mayonaise, couples all over each other in public =P (oi! get a room!), inconvieniences, calculative ppl, super sunny days, smelly armpits, writer's block
(29-34 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants: You are the classic
>person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever
>have and never want to loose. You never cause harm to anyone and they
>would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny
>and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people,
>then you will be stress free.
Quin. Quinnie, Dah-link (only Mellie.....), Oy, Eh........ if there's more i can't remember......
2. Best Subject?
English has always been my forte cause I enjoy it (used to be a bookworm in primary school). I suppose i did really well due to the atrocious Malaysian school english standards?)
Maths was pretty good too... In form 1, i was the only one in the whole class who got full marks for mid-terms or something... wah... bangganya... AND THEN... *sigh* add maths. =P
3. Worst Subject?
I remember chemistry in Form 4 being PAINFUL. Pn Rogayah and I had this mutual hatred.. Then, in Form 5, she wasn't so scary. Sarah and I figured that she was just trying to scare us to be good so we wouldn't give her a hard time in Form 5. My physics started off really well, thanks to John Quek. I think i even beat the infamous Shi Zhou in the first monthly test. After that.. jangan harap lar... in the end it was my worst science subject.
4. A teacher you own your life lessons to?
Hmm.. I dunno... the nicest and most memorable teachers are Pn Rajes, Pn Vicky and Pn Joanne. And Pn Yeo BL too, i guess. Pn Rajes was one of those ppl you love to hate and hate to love. Love more than hate, in the end.... =) Pn Chandra was pretty fun too...
5. A teacher you want to kick in the ass?
Haha.. this is where me, Jill and Mellie share the same experiences. Ah.. those days...
Pn Sadhana. Form 2 BM teacher. I don't think she liked me from the beginning. Funny.. I don't really recall much, but i remember this one time I didn't stand up with the whole class for the 'Selamat Sejahtera Cikgu' cause I was preoccupied with something else. She called me up and scolded me for such a silly, minor thing. Goodness! Sheer embarassment! She was always up mine or Mellie's ass for something or another. =P (Remember that In Domino something thingy Mellie?)
Pn Rose Chew. Form 3 English teacher (right?). Yeap.. she like cursed us 3 that we would fail our PMR English (hah! with the standards, i don't think we could even if we tried!) just because we well, talked in class. But isn't English all about communication? Hehe.. Anyway, she was really lame.. Remember her 'Love is like a red, red rose' poem, guys?
Pn Rogayah. Form 4 & 5 english teacher. We didn't get of on a very good start, but in the end, she's not thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat bad.
6. Describe F3 year :
OK.. I'm gonna quote Mellie who quoted Jill: 'Jillie sums it up perfectly... "It was fun fun fun!" It was the great PMR year, which i only started studying for towards the end of the year anyways. Exam stress aside, i remember being obsessed with Chor Tai Tee.
Speaking of which, there was a very memorable experience with cards. Either in F2 or F3, we were bringing cards to school to play cause there were no lessons. Of course, had to sneak around some teachers (most didn't care) and prefects. Anyway, there was one time we were happily playing (not gambling! just playing) when a 'certain' prefect, who used to be one of my best friends in F1 came along and wanted to confiscate my cards. Mellie was in love with the design on the cards, so we well, didn't want it confiscated. After much fruitless pleading with that 'certain' prefect, she threated to go to Pn Vimala (discipline teacher) if we didn't surrender the cards. We thought she was joking (or hoped?) and still didn't. Well, turns out she WAS serious and once she left, we really panicked. Lol.. I think we tried to give her the friggin cards but she didn't accept them and marched off with her nose in the air to the staff room. (can you see where my anti-prefects stance comes from?) So, Mellie and I ran. To the library. To hide. Figuring that would be the first place they'll search, we wondered where to run to next. In the end, we decided to face our fate and go back to class. When we got there, Pn Vimala was telling the class 'Where are they? I want to see them now! Go search the school. I know they are here somewhere.' Goodness. This is one of the very few times in my life i've felt like a criminal! When she saw us meekly standing behind her with a very guilty look on our faces, she just went like 'Ahah!' and proceeded to tear up our poor lil cards which, really, weren't worth the trouble. Hmm.. such kids we were once, eh?
Cardless, we did the next best thing - make our own cards out of paper! Gee.. we really didn't have much else to do, did we...?
7. Describe F4 year :
The year Chinese-ed and non-Chinese-ed ppl combined! Needless to say, there was a sort of segregation which happened cause a bunch of us conversed in Mandarin and a bunch of us conversed in English! Somehow, i got put into the 'best' science class and that = stress! There were ppl there like Voon Seng and Shi Zhou getting 90+% in everything and even beating me in English! How lar?! Plus, I was sitting next to Voon Seng and he was forever doing accounts or add maths..
It was such great fun with Sarah and Christine and Nicole and Yin Shan and Chin Yen and Vina and Victor and Ming Ching and Sim... Lol.... Sarah and I started acting out Friends and random times and I remember my bra strap being snapped a lot!
Lol.. quite a lot happened actually. It was the year i got my first kiss and first bf.. was involved in too many activities and was holding numerous posts like Vice Prez of Interact - fun! Also got my black belt in taekwondo and finally passed Grade 8. With a merit too!
Speaking of taekwondo, did a lot of bonding with Jia Min out there in the hot, hot field with insects and prickly grass and horrible instructors (one of them not so horrible, eh min? *wiggles eyebrows*)
8. Describe F5 year :
Something like a continuation of Form 4... I was so sad cause i thought Sarah was gonna switch to arts stream and leave me alone! (Ok.. not so alone lar.. but still...) Thank God she didn't and we continued our crappiness. Had so much fun.. especially towards the end of the year. Tuitions filled up most of my spare time, i think. Then.. SPM! I remember too many ppl getting overly-stressed... and there was too much seriousness in the air. After SPM.. woohoo! Partay!!
I remember the time a group of Americans came visiting our school and so many students totally kau-towed to them just because they were Orang Putih. Aih.. the guys weren't even goodlooking! Our class did a lil Chinese New Year sketch for them and I had to chair some discussion thingy. It was fun!
Spend quite a lot of time on the English newsletter cause i was Editor.. at least i could escape out off the class esp when it was printed - roped Sarah, Christine and Chin Yen in to help with a few others seeking 'refuge' at times.
9. Describe 1st year of coll :
First and only year of coll = best days of my life ever!!!! I somehow ended up in Taylor's doing the SAM programme about 3 weeks late. So far behind in a class of strangers who already knew each other. =P But... as time went on, I got to know ppl, and ppl discovered i wasn't as silent and serious as i made myself out to be and first. Met my long-lost twin and got to know Ruey Chyi really really well after meeting her 4 years before that. Mellie was like our 'adopted' class member cause she spent so much time with ME! =)
It was fantabulous!!! Our whole class clicked so well together, albeit a few odd ones. We ate lunch together, had BBQs, class trips, trip to Genting, Korean BBQ, went to Pyramid together to buy bday pressies, went to prom together (2 tables side by side!) curi-curi watched VCDs in the class (so lucky we were the only class that had a computer and projector!), went ice-skating together.. We did so many crazy things like the time we were teaching each other ball-room dancing (practice for prom mar!) and when the guys piled many many bags on my tummy when i was lying on the table and said it was to practice for the time i get pregnant... then Kelvin attempted to lift the table, me and the bags. I think he succeded... ESL class with Sophia a.k.a. Avril and dear ol Mrs Banu and uncompleted assignments and overdue reports....
Hmm... I think i was quite 'famous' for my 'sleeping skills' - with my head balanced on my shoulders and eyes closed. So unfair! The teachers (esp Mrs Lim) would always pick on me for sleeping in class (or just closing my eyes?) but never seem to notice Sharon with her head down and hair all over her face. Pei Ling said it's bcuz the teachers knew me better. Whatever.. still unfair! hehe.. Ky-Shen didn't help much either.. There was once i was err.. meditating... during maths class when he happily volunteered 'Teacher! I think Quin Lee knows the answer!' I woke up to the class laughing.
SUSHALIQU SAYEERUEY - Su Ching, Sharon, Lilian, ME, Sarah, Yee Sian and Ruey Chyi. Our own lil 'gang' that would go to the same friggin coffeeshop just because they had a TV there and 'some ppl' could watch chinese show. hehe.... Miss you guys!!! You're so far away!!
Oh gosh.. i miss G3 so much!!! It really was THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE!! Now, to quote Albert, 'Though we are apart, in heart we are together' (Corny, but true!). We even have a website! http://www.g3.ineedhosting.net/
Kudos to Melvyn! (OK.. now dun get big headed ah...)
Also, could finally drive!! Woohoo! Automatically became one of the class 'drivers'. One time, coming back from a BBQ at Pei Ling's house, I, Benedict and Lilian were sorta racing. (OK, not sensible, but who can resist when you have a BMW vs Proton Wiras?) Anyway, Bendi and I were sorta neck-to-neck almost approaching Subang and wondering where in the world Lilian was (we thought she was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay behind). Suddenly, we saw her calmly drive past us, ppl in the car waving and all. Wwe were like 'what the...............???' That girl seriously is a crazier driver than me...
10. Your best friend was?
Lemme see... In Form 1 i think it was Leng Hui and then 'something' happened - she crossed over to the dark side and became a prefect! Then in F2 & 3 it was Mellie and Jille... Then in F4 Aaron Ho and I got really really close and he is stil one of my bestest friends ever! Still my bestest friends - Sandy and Reichi and Mellie. Wouldn't trade you guys in for ANYTHING!!
11. Cafeteria food sucked?
Average, i suppose. Absolutely unhealthy, but the fried bread was quite yummy...
12. Most hilarious school rule?
The no cards rule? Ok.. that sorta makes sense but we had nothing else to do!! Hmmm.. i remember thinking how stupid it was that we could only wear a 'certain' type of school shoes - no canvas and it could not be too high or something. Du-uh. And the 'must have pass to go out of class' rule that i think was probably the most redundant of them all. And i always got in trouble for not wearing my baju kurung pin high enough. Does a couple of centimeters really cover thaaat much more?
13. Wore uniforms?
Like we had a choice.
14. How was the prom?
Average.. the one I went to in Form 4 was waaay better organized. It was boring just cause i was a 'junior' there. My Form 5 and Taylor's one was pretty much alike.. but oooh! Taylor's one was fun cause my whole class (almost) sat together and we danced the night away!!!
15. Who was the prom king and prom queen?
Can't remember.... who really takes these things seriously anyways?!
16. Any achievements?
Editor for Interact and English Club newsletters, Vice Prez of Interact Club, black belt in Taekwondo, 3 prize in Golf Championship.... blablabla....
17. Were you popular?
I guess? I wasn't invisible, definetely. I suppose i had a nice amount and balance of best friends, good friends, friends and aquaintances. hehe..
18. Best song that reminded you of high school?
Yeap.. Ben Shyen's 'You Suck' song, Usher's 'Heaven'.........
19. Unforgettable high school crush?
There was a whole 'episode' that involved BOTH the Aarons. Not gonna say more.
20. Most embarrassing moment?
That Sadhana thingy *points above*, staining Rachel's chair with the once a month monster, getting my uniform stained with that same err.. substance... Having bad, bad diarrhea where i actually had to leave my underwear in the toilet. haha.. I believe no one knows about this. Here it is now for the world to see!
21. Memory you would like to forget in high school?
Nothing! Memories, good and bad are PRICELESS. Wouldn't change a thing.
22. Best memories?
The fun Mellie, Jillie, Ling and I had, class parties, IU Days (pain in the ass, but still fun), Interact Club events, newsletter creating, sleepovers, creating our Form 5 page for the yearbook, crappy stuff we did when teacher wasn't in class.....
23. Any regrets?
I suppose i would have come out of my 'shell' earlier in my sec school life, i.e. not be such a nerd. But well.......
24. Would you like your future child to attend your school?
As always, it's usually the people, not so much the place that makes something special. So I'd want my child to be in a place where he / she can create his / her own special memories and someday spend 2 hours filling in a questionaire like this.
25. Were the bathrooms clean?
Yeap. Sure. Right.
... Ok, now it's time to draw myself out of the past and into the present. Aih... chem test tomorrow!!!
Apologies, apologies, I have been neglecting this site! Everytime I mean to write an update, i err.. somehow get side-tracked. Also, have been bombarded with assignments and tests! In addition, my laptop's gone funny on me. It keeps restarting, and when it doesn't, it takes about 10 mins to open 1 application. I don't know what's wrong with it, but my patience is wearing thin!!!! Can there be just 1 computer that doesn't go wrong for no reason??!!! I've been good with this comp.. only e-mail and word-processing... and other minor stuff like uploading pics from my camera. In other words, i don't download stuff! Hehe.. mainly cause my darn uni network doesn't allow me to. =(
Had a bad tummy upset yesterday. I threw up all over the bathroom floor. Lol.. thank goodness it wasn't mine. =) It was really wierd cause i was sitting doing my maths h/w and i could actually feel a sort of 'ickiness' developing in my stomach. Yes, i ate breakfast, which was boring ol toast and pb and hazelnut spread, and nothing else out of the ordinary. Ppl who know me well know that whenever i get 'digestive problems' it comes out of the 'other end' (you know what i mean lah!), so i wasn't really expecting to vomit. Made my way slowly to maths class, looking kinda pathetic (i'm guessing cause ppl were giving me funny looks, which i'm not really sure how to interpret). Sat down for 5 mins, then told my lecturer i had to go. Was excused and about 5 mins after leaving the class, i had to run to the bathroom, stomach happily squeezing my undigested brekkie and OJ and all. ewwwwwwwwwww....... And to top this wonderful experience off, i missed my bus cause i was too busy throwing my guts up. Poor me.. had to walk to the main road to catch another bus or i'd have to wait 1 hour. Along the way i was wondering..... if i fainted (I don't think i ever have, but after this, you never know...) would anyone actually stop and 'save' me? Hehe... Then i was thinking of some test to measure how long ppl take to respond in Malaysia and in Australia. Ok.. am i turning into some scientist freak? I hope it's only when i am queasy. hehe...
Oh yeah.. and i bought the David Evans CD!!! Crap.. can't remember what it's called, but i've been listening to it non-stop. The only thing i can fault with it is that he sounds better in live. Or is my church's sound system that good? =) Anyways, no regrets! Anyone want a copy?
Anyway.... *drumroll* -
Things that will be Posted ... soon...
1. Darwinism vs Creationism. Some very, very interesting facts. Could everything we've been taught about evolution be a lie? A two-sided consideration. Facts!.. not opinions.
2. Aussie Rules Football pictures. Yeah! Port Power! hehe....
3. Picture of my *sniff* spider bite (which now just looks like acne. Ugh!)
4. Lyrics of some David Evans songs.
4. Layout makeover (eventually i'll get there..............................)
*Note to Sandy - Twin! Will call you on either thurs nite or sat nite or sun nite.... dui bu qi.. i know i was supposed to call you but either cannot get through or no change or no time. Yes, you can scold me when i call you.... but ... see! Public apology wor.....
Got this as a forward from my brother.... hehe.. quite funny...
Have you ever been driving down the road at 50 or 60 mph, passed a church and tried to read the sign out front? Here are a few that a friend sent to me. Some may sound funny, corny, or serious, but they always carry a good message for one liners:
"Exposure to the Son may prevent burning."
"The best vitamin for a Christian is B1."
"Under same management for over 2000 years."
"Soul food served here."
"Tithe if you love Jesus! Anyone can honk!"
"Beat the Christmas rush, come to church this Sunday!"
"Don't wait for the hearse to take you to church."
"Don't give up. Moses was once a basket case."
"Wal-Mart isn't the only saving place!"
"Prevent truth decay. Brush up on your Bible."
"It's hard to stumble when you're down on your knees."
"What part of 'THOU SHALT NOT' don't you understand?"
"A clear conscience makes a soft pillow."
"Never give the devil a ride. He will always want to drive."
"Can't sleep? Try counting your blessings."
"Forbidden fruit creates many jams."
"Christians, keep the faith -- but not from others!"
"Satan subtracts and divides. God adds and multiplies."
"If you don't want to reap the fruits of sin, stay out of the devil's orchard."
"To belittle is to be little."
"Don't let the littleness in others bring out the littleness in you."
Tonight was one of those great nights you never want to end!! Hehe.. what am i talking about? Interactive Church! Usually i go for the 10.30 am service on Sundays, but there's also a 6pm evening Service which has less preaching and serious stuff with more focus on 'fun stuff'. Tonight, Ps Ashley's cousin, David Evans who, I think is the worship minister in Brisbane City Church came to sing! W-O-W. He has a wonderful voice - one of those ppl you think came out of the womb with a mike in hand... one of those voices that just takes your breath away...hehe.. you get the idea....
Anyways, he started of with one of those story-telling songs...you know, songs that have lyrics that tell a story. I lurve those kinda songs cause they mean so much and it's such an artistic, fun, beautiful way to tell a story. That's why i love Ray Boltz! Here's lyrics to one of my favouritest songs of his
Watch The Lamb
Words and Music: Ray Boltz
Walking on the road to Jerusalem
The time had come to sacrifice again
My two small sons they walked beside me down the road
The reason that they came was to watch the lamb
They said, Daddy, daddy what will we see there
Thereís so much that we donít understand
So I told them of Moses and Father Abraham
And then I said dear children watch the lamb
There will be so many in Jerusalem today
We must be sure this little lamb doesnít run away
And I told them of Moses and Father Abraham
And then I said dear children watch the lamb
When we reached the city I knew something must be wrong
There were no joyful worshippers, there were no joyful worship songs
And I stood there with my children in the midst of angry men
Then I heard the crowd cry out,
Letís crucify Him
We tried to leave the city but we could not get away
Forced to play in this drama a part I did not want to play
Why upon this day were men condemned to die
Why were we standing right here where soon they would pass by
I look and I said even now they come
The first one cried for mercy, the people gave him none
The second one was violent and he was arrogant and loud
I still can hear his angry voice screaming at the crowd
Then someone said 'Thereís Jesus' and I scarce believed my eyes
A man so badly beaten He barely looked alive
Blood poured from His body from the thorns on His brow
Running down the cross and falling to the ground
I watched Him as He struggled and I watched Him when He fell
The cross came down upon His back, the crowd began to yell
In that moment I felt such agony in that moment I felt such loss
Until a Roman soldier grabbed my arm and screamed "You! Carry His cross"
At first I tried to resist him but his hand reached for his sword
And so I knelt and I took the cross from the Lord
I put it on my shoulder we started down the street
The blood that Heíd been shedding was running down my cheek
They led us to Golgotha they drove nails deep in His feet and hands
On the cross I heard Him pray "Father forgive them"
Never have I seen such love in any other eyes
"Into They hands I commit My spirit" He prayed and then He died
I stood for what seemed like years lost all sense of time
Then I felt these little hands holding on to mine
My children stood there weeping and I heard the oldest say
Father please forgive us the lamb ran away
Daddy, daddy what have we seen here
Thereís so much that we donít understand
So I took them in my arms we turned and faced the cross
And I said dear children Watch the Lamb
*happy sigh*.... I still remember the first time i heard this song was 3 years ago during Aaron Ho's church's Easter play when he was performing and Ray Boltz was there to sing. I literally cried when i heard this song, and i don't think i was the only one.
Yeap.. anyway, I have to get David Evans' CD... not often you hear songs that give you goosebumps and make you just make you want to burst out and weep with joy during worship. He also song-lead us in a medley of those good old-school worship songs and hyms which somehow really get me deep into worship more than the normal Planet Shakers-like songs that are usually played in this chruch. Like 'Turn your eyes upon Jesus' and 'In His time'. Also a few more that i'm unfamiliar with, but with these kind of songs, you usually can anticipate how the melody will sound. There was one that went like 'Jesus here, Jesus near, Jesus resting, Jesus near......or something....' I can't remember the rest, but it was such a beautiful song. Must buy his CD!!
A police officer pulls a guy over for speeding and has the following exchange:
Officer: May I see your driver's license?
Driver: I don't have one. I had it suspended when I got my 5th DUI.
Officer: May I see the owner's card for this vehicle?
Driver: It's not my car. I stole it.
Officer: The car is stolen?
Driver: That's right. But come to think of it, I think I saw the owner's card in the glove box when I was putting my gun in there.
Officer: There's a gun in the glove box?
Driver: Yes sir. That's where I put it after I shot and killed the woman who owns this car and stuffed her in the trunk.
Officer: There's a BODY in the TRUNK?!?!?
Driver: Yes, sir.
Hearing this, the officer immediately called his captain. The car was quickly surrounded by police, and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation:
Captain: Sir, can I see your license?
Driver: Sure. Here it is.
It was valid.
Captain: Who's car is this?
Driver: It's mine, officer. Here's the registration.
Captain: Could you slowly open your glove box so I can see if there's a gun in it?
Driver: Yes, sir, but there's no gun in it.
Sure enough, there was nothing in the glove box.
Captain: Would you mind opening your trunk? I was told you said there's a body in it.
Driver: No problem.
Trunk is opened; no body.
Captain: I don't understand it. The officer who stopped you said you told him you didn't have a license, stole the car, had a gun in the glovebox, and that there was a dead body in the trunk.
Driver: Yeah, I'll bet he told you I was speeding, too.
Smart! I dare anyone to try it...
After spending time with Eve, Adam was walking in the Garden with God. Adam told God how much the woman meant to him and how blessed he felt to have her. Adam began to ask questions about her.
Adam: Lord, Eve is beautiful. Why did you make her so beautiful?
God: So you would always want to look at her.
Adam: Lord, her skin is so soft. Why did you make her skin so soft?
God: So you would always want to touch her.
Adam: She always smells so good. Lord, why did you make her smell so good?
God: So you would always want to be near her.
Adam: That's wonderful Lord, and I don't want to seem ungrateful, but why did you make her so stupid?
God: So she would love you.