Sorry. was being super sensitive and a bit moody lately.

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November 7th 2007

It means 9 days till Anub’s arrival to Beijing!! 😀 😀 😀 *dancing with glee~*


Yesss he is coming to Beijing!! Weeeeeee~

Too bad he will only be here from 16th – 21st of Nov…Because when he bought the plane tix, we haven’t known when will my mid-term exam would be 😦
He was planning to extend the tix tho, but when he asked how much would it be, the MAS staff said “RM 1120”! Siao ar?! The extending fee is almost the same with the tix price!
(well, I think they made it high because he bought the tix at a promotion price *he bought it at Matta fair [a travel fair in Malaysia – red], btw*)

T_T

But nvm..the most important thing is he is coming here! Although it will only be 6 days, it’s ok 😀


Counting the daysssss….can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!!!!
Have been missing him sooooooooo muchie muchie muchieeeeee….!!
Haven’t seen him for almost 3 months now >.< Anubbbbb…快点儿来!!!Kangen banget nehhhhh…


16th of November, please come faster *begging*

If I can make a wish. I’d wish for Doraemon’s magic door..the pinky door… So I can visit Anub everytime I want..hehehehehe 🙂

Anniversaries

June 20th 2007 marks the 26th wedding anniversary for my beloved parents! 🙂
So last Saturday after we showed our faces at Daddy’s friend’s daughter’s wedding reception *in the invitation, the time was written from 6-8pm. We departed from home at 7. The road was jammed so badly that we reached there by 8:10! Lol*

I didn’t want to go at first, but dad forced me to go, so yea..
and I was not in the mood to wear dress, so I chose a top and skirt instead. Hahahaha…

“Hahaha…Confirmed by the time we reach there, the groom and bride will be going home already” said daddy.

“I think by the time we reach there, we will see the bride in her normal clothes and pack her wedding gown” I replied.

But as we arrived at the reception hall, there were still lots of guests there. The MC was still guiding the event, some kids were rolling on the floor (literally!), and some guests were taking photos with the happy groom and bride on the stage. So we just greeted dad’s friend and his wife, and he and dad talked for a few sentence (literally), and then off we go! Hahaha..I think we only spend around 10 minutes there. Lol.

After that we decided to find something to eat in EX Plaza Indonesia. It’s been quite long since the last time I went there. For those who don’t know EX, it’s an acronym for Entertainment X’nter. Hahaha Indonesians are just creative. Usually this place will be packed by Saturday night with youngsters from all over Jakarta. But there are older people too.

The colorful “waterfall”

Dad suggested for Fish ‘n Co, and there we go. The restaurant was super packed that we had to go on waiting list.

“Umm..30 minutes”, said the waitress that took my name.
“I will call you when we already have the table”

So we walked around EX…Looking at the photo exhibition about saving water. The photos were really nice 🙂



Take a peek at Vertu shop *no photo lar. I don’t want the staffs to chase me and take away my digicam*…I still have no idea why Vertu is so expensive. The design is just ok, not that nice. The thing that makes it so expensive is the material. In some models they used gold and Swarovski crystals! Tsk tsk tsk…
And another thing that makes it expensive is the GPS feature inside. So if your phone was stolen, you can detect where did it go through the GPS. That’s what I read in newspaper last year or last two year.

Went into the XXI’s restrooms. Hahaha….the XXI here is nicer than the one in Kelapa Gading Mall. I actually expected the one in MKG to be like the XXI in EX when they were about to built it last year (or was it last 2 year?), but to my disappointment, it didn’t. Well, it’s nice, just that it’s a bit different with the one in EX, but it’s still nice 🙂

30 minutes has passed…

…and I haven’t received any call from Fish ‘n Co.

So we went back to the restaurant and asked the waitress, then she said we need to wait for another 6 guests!

Ok, so we wait…

Mum sat at the couch nearby, Dad was checking Sony Bravia in the store, and I stood near the resto’s reception table.

So after around 45 mins, we finally got a table. Outside and with sofas 🙂

The appetizer: Caesar salad with smoked salmon 🙂

Dad’s traditional fish and chips

Mum’s baked salmon

My grilled salmon with lime oggie for the beverage 🙂

Happy 26th wedding anniversary mum and dad! 😀

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20-06-2007 also marks the 7th month anniversary for me and Ah Boon! =D
Time passed so fast eh dear? X)
Feels just like yesterday..hehehehehe


A very warm good afternoon to Ah Boon in the far far away land called KL 🙂
Sorry for last night and I hope today will be better ya 😀
Let’s count the days..
Hmm…*counting*…
14…13…12…11…10…

10 days to go!! XD

10 dayssss come pass fasterrrrr!

I miss him so much now…

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I haven’t eaten this for quite long..and yesterday I got the chance to taste it again..hehehe


drooling?? hehehe…

Dear Ah Boon…


This post is for you…


Well, nothing important bout it. Just wanna post some latest photos of us before I went back to Jakarta…Sorry for not taking so many photos with you lately. I know that you are a high-class narcissist…



xoxo

Ah Mei =D

Singapore, I cancel my arrival lah…

Hmm..I haven’t said that I’ve canceled my trip to Singapore!
Yep, due to a condition, Ah Boon couldn’t make his passport and so we had to cancel our trip. Kinda sad but well, it’s ok. We can go there another time. Hopefully next year or the following year or whenever I’ll get to manage to watch Romeo and Juliet performance..hahahaha =D

Oh, and we missed the Broadway Parodies in The Actors Studio Bangsar yesterday. The last performance was yesterday. We were planning to watch it at first, but due to his busyness lately, so we couldn’t make it. Luckily he has finished his work by now *in fact, he has just finished it around half an hour ago. Lol*, so we can spend some quality time together before I am flying back to my hometown =D

Ah Boon and I finally manage to have a date last Saturday. We haven’t had a date for ermm…3 or 4 weeks in a row. Lol. Yea, blame Limkokwing. The assignments were piling up like hell! Lol :p

So we went to Cineleisure Damansara to watch Shrek the Third. Went to Ikea before that to check on the price of items used in the Sari Ratu production *Remember that I’ve lost my notebook? T_T*. Due to my carelessness, I had to re-check the items’ price we’ve bought in Ikea.

And it was SUPER CROWDED in Ikea that day!! OMG! We had to walk through the sea of human and it made us headache. No wonder it was that crowded. Last Saturday was the Agong’s Birthday *so it means public holiday* and weekend as well. Ah Boon was so pusing that he was super relieved when I had done checking all of the prices. Hahaha…

After done with Ikea, we returned to Cineleisure to buy the tickets. And guess what, the tickets left for Shrek was only for 12am! Haihz…I was lazy to watch midnight shows that day. So I checked the Pirates of the Caribbean 3….12:30am!

Forget it.

And so we just had our dinner at Ah Cheng Laksa.

Then I tried a pretty polka dot dress and another one with some kind of African motif or whatsoever. Both of them look so good on me, especially the polka dot one 😀 . I’m not trying to be over-confident here, but that’s what Ah Boon and the store lady said. Lol.

I think I’m gonna buy it when we went to Cineleisure again today or tomorrow to try our luck in Shrek 3 😀

Saving the Felis Tigris

Limkokwing makes a clean sweep at the HSBC-WWF Interactive Games Competition

Photo courtesy of Limkokwing

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology once again emerges in the top spot reaping the rewards for excellence in multimedia creativity and innovation. It is the latest achievement to add to Limkokwing’s trail of success in recent months. It was indeed a proud moment for Limkokwing when ten of its students made a clean sweep of the top prizes at the HSBC-WWF Save Our Tigers Interactive Game Contest, which was announced in April.

Not only did they win the first, second and third place, but they had also won two out of three consolation prizes as well. It was a victory that was infinitely sweet, especially since they had faced tough competition from other well-known design and multimedia schools in the region.

The prize-winning ceremony, which was held on May 3rd, saw top winners Elbertus Taufan Handoko, Toh Jen Yee & Khor Joo Hui, and Benedict Ng Boon Yew posing proudly in front of the camera with their winnings alongside the organising committee.

Indonesian student Handoko, who won the first prize for his entry, Tiger Hunt, is a student from the pioneering batch of Diploma in Games Design programme who is currently doing his final semester at Limkokwing. While, the second place winners Toh & Khor for the entry Save De Tiger, are students from the Advanced Diploma in Multimedia (ADOM) programme. The third place was awarded to Benedict Ng for his entry Pak Man’s Plantations, who is also a student from the pioneering batch of Diploma in Games Design programme.

These prize-winning students were not the only ones excited about their victory. As it turns out their lecturers also share their joy in winning the competition.

Tan Chin Ike, the Senior Programme Leader with the Faculty of Multimedia Creativity was very excited, even as he exclaimed, “We sent in five entries and all five swept the top prizes! It is a testimony of what Limkokwing students are capable of. By winning this competition, we have set a standard for the rest.”

According to Ike, the main focus of the Games Design programme at Limkokwing is on game play. Here the students are taught to see this field as an area of specialization integrated with applied creativity.

“These students were given a duration of one month to create the web-based game. This contest was included their syllabus as part of their assignment. Games design is all about the mechanics of the game, balancing issues – characters, story, background – and games art. While, ADOM is Limkokwing’s flagship programme. Our ADOM students have been consistently winning awards year after year.”

All about game play

Being an international student at Limkokwing Cyberjaya, first place winner Handoko recalls the reason he chose Limkokwing was because “it was the only university that offered a course in games design. There are no such courses in Indonesia.”

It had stemmed from his interest in wanting to open a business in games “…and of course to make money,” he laughed. In explaining his entry, Handoko said he chose the theme about how tigers hunt their prey. He wanted to make the environment as real as possible by including interesting elements like tiger camouflage and diverse preys.

“The first thing I did was to come up with the basic game concept following the theme I chose. I injected a lot of game design and worked on three main aspects to make the game more fun; environment, diverse preys and how tigers hunt.

“It is a mix of both fun elements and educational, because as the players complete each level, a message box appears and gives out information about tiger conservation,” he said.

Meanwhile, for twosome Toh & Khor, who also happen to be a couple-team, winning second place was a pleasant shock. “We just never expected it!”

Their entry, Save De Tiger, focuses on deforestation and on human-tiger conflict. “It is more like a survival game, where players have to relocate tigers before they start attacking villages due to deforestation. Deforestation also acts as the time bar that tells the players that their time is running out,” Toh explained.

It was definitely team effort on their part as Toh handled the scripting and Khor, the graphics. “The most challenging thing for us is generating the whole idea and concept for the game. Once we got that, the rest just fell into place,” she said.

“Limkokwing helped us in developing our skills, without it there would not be a platform for us to improve. We were also exposed to indusity programmes that enhanced our skills in a working environment.

“Through Limkokwing’s indusity programme, we had the chance to get involved in MTV Channel Ident – a 30s skit. We also did the title sequence for Gol & Gincu. Our experiences have improved our management skills as well. This coming July, we will be involved in the ADOM exhibition, which is yet another valuable exposure for us,” Toh, the spokes person for the team, said.

As for third place winner Benedict Ng’s Pak Man’s Plantations, the game focuses on how players clear up expanding mangrove forest to prevent tigers from entering the villages. According to Ng, the game “is a very casual arcade-like game. The players simply learn about human-tiger conflict and tiger conservation by playing.”

Ng had always been interested in games since he was very young. “I just wanted to create games and entertain people.”

In explaining his experience as the pioneering batch of Games Design programme, he says: “The Games Design & Multimedia course is not a difficult programme. You just have to invest a lot of time and hard work. If you put your heart and soul into it, it is easy to make it through. I hope to continue with my degree here at Limkokwing.”

The consolation prize winners in teams of three, who are also ADOM programme students, are Vonny Christasari Hadrjono, Jeffry, and Regina Sandrine with the entry Hungry Cub, and Arif Setiawan, Edward and Indra Pratomonugraha with My Tiger.

These talented and gifted students attribute their success to the support given by their lecturers, Limkokwing’s creative and innovative programmes and their parents.

Multimedia creativity

Commenting further on the games design programme at Limkokwing, Ike said, “Our emphasis in game design is technology. Students learn know how game play actually works. What set us apart from other universities and colleges is that we inject creative and innovative game ideas. We also have the latest facilities and the most up-to-date software to use in this programme.”

The competition, which was held from February 14th until March 28th, was organised by the WWF Malaysia with the support from HSBC. It was mainly aimed at institutions with multimedia courses. All entries were judged by a panel of 8 judges based on criteria such as originality, creativity, ability to bring the message across to users, design, and usability.

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Wooo~ That’s the press release I read on Limkokwing’s website.
When I opened it, I remembered that Ah Boon was taken photos for the Press Release thingy, but I didn’t know it was going to be released today. Lol

Congrats for the winners! Ah Boon, Elbert, and the 2 ADOM students. Also to Regina (Hey, I didn’t know that she and her teammates won the consolation prize! You go girl!) and the others!

Anyway, it’s a good stepping stone for you, dear. Am proud of you 🙂

And below is the news article published in The New Straits Times newspaper today…


UPDATED: The winners also appear in Limkokwing’s advertisement in the newspaper. They mentioned the students who have won awards, and only 3 awards were shown with photos, including the winners of this HSBC-WWF contest.

p.s: Big grin, eh dear? LOL