Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crossing the Finishing Line

90 days.....about that i did not touch this blog.Was kinda busy but mostly lazy. Many has happened in the past 3 months. From the Eagle Scout Group campfire , ending of my training,towing of my car by another car , another near-happened accident, passing of Brother Lawrence and much more.....

Eagle Scout Group's campfire was okay .It actually became the meeting point for some of my council members and the old seniors.But it was sad to see how the troop changed, much tradition and spirit in the members were lost but i guess that happens in a 105 years old school.They some how lost the presence of pride in being a St.John's student, a johannian.

The passing of Brother Lawrence was indeed a sad day to all the students he had taught or influence.I will always remember the gentle and kind words he have for everyone.And not forgetting his dedication towards education .He was indeed a well respected figure whom i will not forget. Fide Et Labore.

Training has ended.It has been a ride of fun,excitement,exhaustion and not forgetting a lot of waiting and boredom.I did my training in Malay Kitchen.It was nice other than people keep asking and questioning if i am a malay.Sumhow it is weird for people to find a Chinese in a Malay kitchen.
My time in Sales and Marketing Department was quite fun and as i expected, a lot of waiting for people to give me work to do. I do feel like being a part time security guard at the sales department but the people were nice.They were teaching me all sorts of stuff and they were a nice people to talk and crap with.

Yesterday , some of the old dc27 group 2 people met up for a yum cha session at Phang's place.Me, Maynard,Andy,Han,Hadi,Jonathan and Phang all met up around 11pm.We talked about how we were, wheter in training or working.It was nice to meet up and just talk and tell stories of our training and working.

Now....i have to part time at the Malay kitchen as it is puasa month, and they need some non-Malay and extra help in the kitchen .Plus my mom was grumbling and nagging me of stayin at home for a whole month.So off to Malay kitchen for dunno how long.

Next , i want to have a trip to somewhere and an outing to a waterfall or river(may not be templer's)...

Monday, June 08, 2009

Frustration to a Piss Off Moment!!!

Why do people actually fight or argue with one another?
Is it because of anger? Jealousy? or basically just because they can't stand the sight of one another?


I really hate it when it comes to fight as it always bring nothing in the end, especially if you see each other face almost 5 times a week. And it get worse when they work together or are in a group together especially when they are doing a project together.

It gets really irritating when they just mix personal feelings into work.I know that we are humans and we are infused with emotions, but why can't they just keep emotions out of work or business.When they got into a fight, they just ignore one another or just walk away like the opposite is invisible.

When it gets to this point, they are basically screwing up the work that they had been doing.And this is STUPID..... As adults , one should act as an adult and just forget whatever happened and just finishes up the work.It is totally ridiculous to spoil a project which involves others as well .It just give a bad image.

And another thing that gets into me is people individually trying to act emotional in front of others just because they have their own problems.Just because you may have a tiring nite a bad day before that, it doesn't give you any damn right to act like the whole world have to bow down to you.If you feel down or what soever, just go to a corner of your room and sulk there.Sorry for being so insensitive, it is just that i am freaking piss off with all this bullshit .I hate all those people who just talk in a rude way and expect me to follow whatever he or she may say .I am not a freaking dog and just because i do not scold or talk back in a rude way , doesn't mean i am scare of you whoever you maybe.

So to anyone who may feel offended , it is just my point of view. I just need to express my freaking damn piss off emotions.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It's Official....I AM MISSING THE NATURE !!!!

IT'S OFFICIAL.......i am missing those times spent in nature especially camping and all those outdoor activities i always do last time. I want to go abseiling,Vertical Climb,Treasure Hunt,Monkey Crawl,and Survival .

I realized that one's childhood mould one's personality in the future and that i could not part with nature.As i was driving to college and getting stuck in Federal Highway , i started thinking of this.I miss and want to go for a camping trip.I need to get away from the heaps of assignments, city people ,noisy surroundings and the polluted air of the urban city.

I want to just relax in a cool stream in the forest listening to the sound of nature ; crickets , leaves as they fall towards the ground and the sound of the raging waterfall come crashing down.I want to feel the soft breeze of unpolluted air in my face, the cool refreshing water and even the ground which smell nicer.I want just lay down on the ground looking up and chatting with my friends next to a campfire until we just doze off.

And amidst this, i realises i misses my old days in scouting going to nature with my council members. I miss sleeping under the stars without nothing and woke up shivering and then shouting at each other.....

"Stupid , told u we should sleep in tent....wan show macho...."

I also misses the time when we were juniors and we had to do all the dirty work of washing and cleaning .Thanks Shaiful and Jet Thye for helping me to wash dishes and equipment at LSCS Camporee in Hulu Langat.

I remember the time where we decided to go do a survey for a campsite.We went unprepared.We took a bus till the end of the station .We then caught a ride on a 4WD when going up the mountain and ended up walking down for 2 hours .I remember Vincent covered in mud due to "his showing off".

Remember the time when we were form 2 and we had a council argument and was punished .We were all in the river at 12.00am and was just in our pants.We actually forgot our fight as all was too cold to say anything and we ended up in there for 2 hours until we solved our problem.

I remember the time we caught a python in our own backyard of Scout Den. We actually kept it for 2 weeks for educational purposes and we named it Gomez...hahaha .It was that 2 weeks that everyone went to the Den everyday after school just to visit Gomez and we even bought fresh "food" for it.

As i race through these memories i realises that the good old days will always be a part of me .With this memories, i am motivated to do a camping trip.Jet Thye , remember our plan to go Taman Negara in Pahang....i am gonna try to organize it and get all of us to go together for old time sake.......

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Les Aventures De Simone

French Assignment Video......


video



This video took a lot of effort from me,Andy,Seng Ming and Jonathan.We actually started after our college at 5pm and worked our ass off until 4am in the morning. I still remember all the grumbling and sighing we had of being tired.We actually travelled down to KL in 2am in the morning just for a shot.But it was worth it as the video is quite nice other than the lighting.Watch out for Seng Ming's act...u will either faint or laugh.

Oh yeah, the video is in french .So maybe if to those who dun understand french....u can go and translate....a bit of hassle though.

Enjoy......

Monday, April 20, 2009

When i was a small Brat......

When I was a small brat who know nothing of this cruel world, when i was an innocent brat who thought power rangers exist in this world where evil are in the form of monsters trying to take over the world.That was then and now when i am all grown "boy" who can think of his own found that evil lives in this world but not as monsters.They live in one and every of us as Jealousy,Greed,Selfish and many other evils.

When I was a small brat, I always idolized the Power Rangers and i watched every season that they showed on TV .From Ninja Storm,Wild force to Time Force....OH yes....i do still remember them.Its a pity to give up what u enjoyed even though you are all grown up.Power Rangers was,is and will be a part of my life's history.Even when i was in kindergarten, i remembered being teased for pretending to be a member of this monster fighting team, but i stood my ground and believed that a Power Ranger do not give up and should stand up whenever they fall.This is something good about Power Rangers.



When I was a small brat, I loved durian very much that my parents almost registered me into a durian eating competititon.I could actually eat 3 fruits on myself when i was just only maybe 5 years old.I was so crazy about durian that i will actually sit on the floor 30 minutes before my father even opened the durian.The fragrance and those soft silky flesh that just melt in your mouth , each with their own unique flavours either bitter or sweet.Those were the time.I liked durian so much that i told my parents that when i grow up, i want to be a durian seller.This got my parents into a big shock.....Their only son a durian seller.....Luckily that did not became reality.Imagine me shouting " Durian ! Durian! Come and buy your king of fruit!!!!"......



When i was a small brat, i loved candies...all kind of candies.From gummies to hard candy.How can any kids despise sweets or candies.It is like the main reason for a kid to live.I loved candies so much that i don't actually suck on it but instead crunch and bite it.I love breaking it into smaller pieces and swallow it.I know its bad for your teeth and stuff but i was a little brat that time, and i am one damn stubborn brat.Hahaha...especially those coco-cola candy .The heart shaped candy filled with sour sorbet in the middle which give an acidic taste when touches your mouth. The sensation will just give joy to any brat.....

*Unfortunately i can't find any pictures of it*

When i was a small brat, i love running around with my friends.Playing chasing and a game call "konda - kondi" .It was sweet time where i have no worries and i ran like i am the fastest sprinter on Earth.I ran like there was nothing else i can do other than running.Shouting while running....that is the excitement of my life then.Laughing with one another no matter who,what and where we from. We don't even care if we are different colours or who is smarter.We are all equal.

Those were some moments of when i was a small brat.I may not have PlayStation or game boy but i did enjoy myself just by my imagination and friends.I will never forget my old friends ....i think i still remember their names.Those brats whom then were my best buddies in S.R.K. Batu Road (2); Gan Beng Han,Ganesan,Zaidaidinor,Sharul Nizam.Those were good old times especially when we explored the so called haunted house which burnt down later on.... good old days when we were brats.....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Missing Each and Everyone of you all....


I MISS BEING A MEMBER OF DC.


Diploma in Culinary Arts (DC) Batch 27.......such a nice name compared to Bachelor Degree in Hospitality and Tourism (BDH) Batch 31. It's has been around 2 weeks since the DC's separated.Most went on to pursue their career while a handful of us continued our "shining path" in Taylor's College by pursuing BDH.It's different enviroment and mood compared to the old DC. Well , it has just been 2 weeks i guess, i can't expect much with everyone still "new" with each other.I will just have to adapt like Maynard said.


But.................

I miss being in DC27 group 2.
I miss laughing and smiling all the time in class.
I miss the DC lecturers whom are more fun and friendly.
I miss Maynard's wise words.
I miss Andy' s driving and sarcasm.
I miss Han's postive energy and attidude.
I miss Zaha's great smile.
I miss working in kitchen under stress.
I miss the laughter and insults thrown at each other in kitchen.
I miss playing tricks and jokes on you guys.
I miss all those night trips and yum cha session.
I miss all those 3am gatherings.
I miss all the arguments we had.
I miss those culinary jokes.
I miss those internal jokes.
I miss all those teasing and insults.
I miss those friendship and teamwork.
I miss the relationship and bond we had.
I miss those moments.
I miss being a DC.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Self Discovery

Came back from the trip to Redang with my college buddies , twelve of us to be exact; Maynard,Hadi,Aniq,Mischa,Samantha,Sherryna,Wai Kheng,Jimmy,Jon,Andy,Jimmy and Aaron .
The trip took us 3 days and a damn freaking lots of time spent in the bus .The bus to there was like a Nascar racecar while the trip back was like a donkey ride. DONKEY ride means damn slow ....freaking slow.

Had a share of fun as well as a share of self discovery which maynard will call it as emo time.Some things do happen at the wrong time.And to reply to Maynard's post which states that "Not like the Vincent I used to know. You let stupid things get to you".Well everyone have their period of when that will happen....for some people it's midlife crisis but for Vincent....its during Redang trip.Sorry guys for troubling you guys during the vacation....

But during the 1 hour or so of sitting alone and walking alone , i discovered and decided.....that some issues are not meant to be forced or thought .I will become back the Vincent Maynard used to know.And i meant it....Redang pictures will come soon after tonite yum cha session to get all the photos....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Diploma in Culinary Art Over

Officially on Saturday the members of Taylor's College Diploma in Culinary Arts 27 also known as the DC27's is going to disband and each and everyone will head out to their respective path from working to studying abroad.

I myself find it quite difficult to graduate from DC27 .All my friends or i should say now as buddies and also the good memories and fun we had.Crazy things that happened.And also not forgetting all those fights and arguments we had.It is a beautiful time i had with all of you all, and not forgetting those sweet little bastards that i hate,you guys also made my time with you all fun and quite enjoyable.

I can't deny that i am quite a guy who likes to brag and show off.And i am quite a control freak.Has to be from my days in secondary school. I totally apologise for that and whatever that i may has offended you. Maybe my way of working is not suitable for everyone and sometimes i do ignore people feelings.

Memorable things about the past 2 years

1) Our first day when we met each other and the outing the day after.
2)The sarcasm of everyone that just make me speechless but nevertheless happy
3)Those Templar's Park waterfall trips
4)Andy's fear and dislike of leeches and the way he kill them
5)Training at Cuisine Studio with Han, Jonathan and Carlos
6)Yum cha session A.K.A Gossping session
7)The "animals" in group 2
8)The love dramas
9)Foosball and pool session
10)Long hours of works in kitchen from 3am to 4pm.
11)Yi lin wearing skirt for 3 times
12)Comfort by friends during emo times
13)Playing and joking in kitchen
14)Those culinary jokes
15)Food promotions
16)All those "caring touching" by group mates especially han,cow and jonathan
17)The argument which started from "where you get the parchment paper?"

This are just some things that and i think the list will go on.2 years is not short time.Here are some pictures from the past 2 years.


Aniq and Hadi

Aniq and Hadi again

At a playground in midnight

Waiting for the briefing

Teaching Jonathan how to wear a tie

Mischa looking bored

Mischa practicing to become superstar

Sherryna acting cute


Jonathan taking a bath

Die die !!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Am A Flowing River


Amidst
the serenity of the forest,
One could hear the faint sound of water,
The great flowing river cutting through the forest,
Calm flowing current,
None stood in its path,

Like a river in a forest......that's what i am feeling now.I told myself I shall act calm and steady, i shouldn't loose my logic or stress my body.I am going to have fun until the end.No stress or obstacles should stood in my way.

Cooking is fun and i shall enjoy it .Comments and criticism....to hell with them.I am having my final exam in kitchen tomorrow.After seeing the victims of worries and stress, i strongly told myself i should not and will not be like them. So tomorrow will be a day to test my happiness and my will to stay calm and relax.



Day is done,
Gone the sun,
From the sky,
From the hill,
From the sea,
All is well,
God is nigh.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cooking is no longer just an Art, It mores to Competition

Cooking is no longer an art?

That is what i was thinking as i was searching for recipes to prepare for my final exam.Its seems like cooking is not anymore to bring happiness to others or to make one feel good just by eating the food anymore.

As time passes, i realizes that we (dc students) tends to get more competitive as every passing term.In term 1, we were just enjoying ourselves ,willing to help and teach another and smile while learning to cook.Now that feeling has changed into something else.Whenever one did a good job, we tend to get jealous and start talk highly about that someone in very sarcastic way.And then they will try to strive just to win that person back.....competition is good but it is also bad in a way.

What happened to being happy that your friend did well or proud that he is like that! Why as we get older , we tend to be more jealous of others even our close friends.I can say i get jealous of others at certain time.It is human nature i assume....Fame and Reputation and not forgetting EGO is like a double edged sword....it can help you to obtain your objective but it can also hurt yourself in the end....

Why not whenever we see our friend being praised for his good work and just say "Good job,man " instead of sarcasm which may just make the person feel bad for doing a good job.

*Not trying to point some sense into anyone, just a expression of feelings

Sunday, March 08, 2009

My GroupMates

It has been 2 years, can't say its short nor its long but in this 2 years,i really appreciated and enjoyed your companionship.All the sweet and bitter experience is something which I know all of us won't forgot. In just 2 weeks time, all of us will be heading towards different paths .I still remember how we worked with each other.We were a good team ....thats what i can see.We comunicate with each other in our own way, scolding,cursing and screwing each other but in matter of a day, we are good buddies again.

I certainly will remember each and everyone of you.Each with a different habit and personality but when it comes group time, we worked together like an "item".The good old days and certainly the new vocabulary ; SLAM and MACHIKENI......

In the start of term 2 or 3, i remember we doing comments on one another personality of how one felt about the rest.So i decided to do one just before we parted towards our own ways.In a alphabetic order...haha

From left to right : Cow,Maynard,Ckin,Zaha,Hadi,Andy,Leon,Vincent(me),Yi lin Phang,Mischa,Aniq,Jonathan,Han,Seng Ming,Chef Frederic. Missing:Hong,and Jay


Zaha@Kudhu - The soft and gentle Zaha who always give a cool and calm feeling whenever around her.Never did she complaint about anything and not forgetting the sweet smile whenever you greet her.

Aniq@BearBear -The joyful and always jolly bear...oops ...i mean guy.Always rolling his cigrattes and ais kosong.He is a good friend whom you can just talk to without any guard.And plus he is huggable and cute.

Yi Lin@Lamlam - The girl who drives Myvi 78.Surprisingly quite a hardcore gamer.An obedient daughter and i will always remember the "tiba -tiba kena F@#&%". Should be seeing her since she also want to go for BDH.Now i remember why i don't want go BDH :p

Mischa@LiShuang -Hyperactive girl who posseses the power of sugar rush and not forgetting all the "SLAM SLAM !!" whenever she around.A random girl who just talk randomly and is now quite famous for the square cat.

Han@Nemo -One of my comrade in training.A friend who is trustable , always ready to help someone without expecting anything.He always accidentally take my ingredients in kithcen..i mean always...maybe he trying to get my attention. Oh yeah, he also made my training miserable but it was fun.

Hong@Hong - No nickname so far for her. Friendly person i must say and all those stupid things that she told me. I will always remember her as the girl in shorts and slippers watching drama in class while the lecturer is in front.Bravo!

Andy@Andian -The malay guy who isn't quite malay. He say he is going to be a supplier, so i do expect cheap price from him later.The tall guy with a high sense of curiousity and i think thats why he drive evo 7 , to zoom around to sastify his curiousity....just kidding.And thanx for the dinner.

Man Yaw@Cow -The green cow who always sing in the class.Known for his doraemon act and ngan loi.Always grabbing and molesting me for no reason.

Jonathan@Taiko Cheras -Another comrade of mine in training.He is certainly a taiko.He talk like one and drive like one.But the best thing about him, he know a lot of people.If i need a kitchen manager, i will certainly find him due to his networking.

Maynard@Kucing Sakti -Yup...i gave the name kucing sakti to him. A magical cat that flew from Sarawak and is always sarcastic and ready to talk until you are speechless.A good fren to gossip with especially about "politics".And yeah he is married.....(fortunately)

Jay@FatLala -
Jay , the "Odd" one due to his liking in people .He always say he chose the wrong course but no offence its true.But undeniably he is good in talking with people so he is suitable as a PR.

Hadi@Huddy -Hadi, my little buddy who came far from being a quiet guy in the first term.Now he is a big rempit who have the skill of making really good and weird facial expression which will not fail to make you laugh.Well creative people have eccentric behaviour.

Leon@MagicMan-Leon , now a busy man due to his "you know who".Always with his magic tricks even in his assignments , he uses his magic tricks. And somehow always magically get into accidents.

Ckin@Mrs.One- Ckin, my little "sayang" who always is just adorable.The sayang here means she is like a little sister to me.Always trying to greet me with cute (weird) gestures. When she did not sleep for one night , my advice to all, try avoid from looking at her....

Phang@Old Man -Thats what jonathan call him...He is the eldest in our group and is the mature and more sensible than all of us.The good thing about him is that he can mix with all of us despite the age gap.

Seng Ming@CarrotCake - The Melaka boy who is always with his maplestory.A funny guy who is always not serious.Always making lame joke about Lala .And the suprising thing about him is he tease people so people will chase him and "rape" him.And i can see him smiling and laughing while being "Raped"

Saturday, March 07, 2009

What has happened???

What has happened?

A LOT....DAMN A LOT.....

It has been since october if i not mistaken that my last post on this blog.Been busy and lazy.What has happened to me? I am in term 6...wooohooo ....i am officially a senior.....you know those people who act so big like that know what they are doing and always looking down at others....yup i am one of them !


Here are the DC27 Group 2 Seniors *wink

This term is our final term and as any organization in this world....politics exist everywhere, and yes politics came into the dc's.Anger,Jealousy,Disastifaction,Disgust were all vented onto one another. Only left people screaming and pulling each other's hair.Politics are scary....Oh well....at least we had 5 terms of nice experience...but term 6 is still another interesting term...

What else happened......hmmm....i went back to visit my scout troop for the Investiture Nite....a lot has changed with the troop, can't almost recgonize it.Some are good changes but some are not....Some tradition are to be kept and there's a reason its called tradition.....Juniors are getting smaller and smaller and more babyish...

Other than that, i got few extra scars from hot melting sugar to knives and hot oven.I gottten into a few "akward moments".Realized that the world is not easy to live in especially when there are a species that call girls that co-exist with another species call guys.....and yeah i got a bit "emo" , thats what my frens told me but don't worry i won't suicide or kill myself.

Oh yeah....final exam is coming soon...wohooo..Its a exam where i go in.....get a list if ingredients and make my own dish out....and there is french oral interview,BM interview....This is bad....very bad....I can see the sun burning out now.Dark shadows falling upon me....and i am "blind".