.Tuesday, April 15, 2008 ' 1:00 PM Y
Hi people! I'm back! I know I haven't been updating for quite some time, so bear with me for this super duper long entry; there're just too many things to blog about.
First and foremost, allow me to officially announce that as of Friday, 11th April 2008, I have officially withdrawn from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and therefore, am no longer a student there. What my future now holds for me is a three year course with ACCA at Kaplan; 1 year for a CAT which is equivalent to a diploma, and another 2 years for my ACCA certification, which is equivalent to a degree.
Which also means to say that by the time people who entered NP with graduate in the year 2010, I will be in the midst of getting my degree. And that's also the reason why I chose to quit Ngee Ann and enrol in a private school instead. I save 2 years of my lifetime, which could be used to gain additional work experience, and because I'm studying part-time instead of full-time, I can get a job during the day, and that contributes to my resume too.
I know many many people are probably going to think that private schools aren't that recognised, or that they're for people who are stupid, or things like that. All I can say is that, if I could qualify for NP's Accountancy course, that makes me on par with many of my other peers doesn't it? And as for recognition, if you haven't heard of ACCA, you have been living in the mountain caves.
This is what I've decided to do and I'm definitely NOT going to change my mind. So if you're a real friend, smile, wish me luck and leave it at that. If you're going to sneer and put me down or laugh at me, then please make yourself scarce from my blog and hopefully from my life. Thank you.
Anyone who's interested to find out more about the ACCA course can either tag me or head down to the Kaplan campus at Centrepoint.
Alright then. Let's move on.
Dear's birthday is coming in 2 days and I still don't k now what to get for him! Its going to be a belated birthday present, definitely. Because I am so broke that I don't even dare to look into my wallet- its empty. Unless my sister returns my 50 bucks... But anyway, just drop me some suggestions as to what I can get for him yea? Thanks alot.
Went to this karaoke place at Katong with Van and Ben last Saturday, and it was fun! I sang until I almost had a sore throat and it was MUCH cheaper than singing at Kbox, although the facilities were not as good. But I think I'd rather save that additional ten bucks for another trip than blast it on GST and service charge, especially when it takes eons for them to serve 3 glasses of drinks. Bye bye Kbox (for now, haha).
Look at Miss Sexy. Sing also must pose. Haha.
The picture was taken with my handphone's camera. Good huh? =P
Dinner was Katong Laksa and Rojak, which I found quite yummy, although Ben didn't think so. Went on a chocolate shopping spree at Marks and Spencer at Parkway Parade. Its not me, but the other two are CRAZY when it comes to M&S chocs. Oh well... Haha. By the way, the two of you, please remember that we have a date next Saturday okay? Miss Yours Truly will be in a generous mood and will treat you to doughnuts from Donut Factory. =)
~*~Dear and I had dinner at Chicago Steakhouse at Cineleisure during one of the days last week and we were super impressed. Both with the service AND the food. The guy serving us (I think he was the manager) had REALLY good service that even beats the standards at the airport. I'm not kidding. It made us feel happier forking out that additional 10% worth of service charge. As for food: here's what we had:
The entire name was pretty long; some Flaming-?-? steak or something. Haha. But when he served it, the nice-guy poured this something on top and it really "flamed"! Cool.
I had this Beer-Aromatic Fish and Chips and it was yumy as well, although the taste of the beer wasn't prominent enough for me.
Haha. I forgot to take pictures of our food until we were halfway through, but I think it still looks nice enough lah, right?
If you're looking for some place to lunch and have enough money, try Chicago Steakhouse. Its even cheaper than Fish & Co, except for the steak, but since when have steaks been cheap? Stupid cows. Haha.
We also watched Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon, starring Andy Lau and Sammo Hung. The whole story is basically about this hero Zhao Zilong (Andy Lau), who joined Liu Bei's army since he was a young man. They war against Cao Cao's army for years and years and this period of time is considered to be the darkest period in Chinese history.
Zhao Zilong and Luo Ping An (Sammo Hung) become sworn brothers but while Zilong rises fast in the ranks, Ping An remains a lowly soldier. Twenty years after Zilong has joined the army, the war is still on-going, the country is still torn-apart, and the people are still suffering. Nothing has changed for the better, but this time Liu Bei has died, leaving his useless son to ascend the throne, and Guan Yu and Zhang Fei have both perished in the war, leaving behind their sons Guan Xing (Vaness Wu) and Zhang ? (I forgot his name, haha), who are equally useless and are more concerned about showing each other up than fighting for the country.
Zilong is the only remaining surviving general out the the 5 top generals in the army. Meanwhile, Cao Cao has been preceeded by his granddaughter, Cao Ying (Maggie Q).
Expect to see alot of battle scenes, just like in The Warlords, except that its less gruesome and more focused on one hero. I quite liked the movie for its storyline and the good acting. Although some people criticise Vaness Wu's appearance as a spoiler, I found it acceptable. Just because you belong to a boyband does not mean you can't branch out and do different things right?
But anyway, its worth spending money to watch this movie, even if you have to fork out exorbitant prices for a GV ticket. Haha. I still recommend Cathay though.
Got to rush to prepare for tuition at Hougang in about ten more minutes. I'm sick of my current blogskin so I'll be spending some time searching for a new one so do check back okay?
Oh, and before I forget:
I saw this at the bus-stop near my house. I had a hard time controlling my urge to snigger at the word "purse" because I immediately thought of some fat auntie waddling with her *ahem* purse under her arm. Maybe that also explains the atrocious handwriting and grammar.
Children, if you are reading this, remember to study hard okay? So that next time you lose your "purses" you know how to write a proper Lost-and-Found notice. =)