Saturday, October 25, 2008

Books and Beans

The idea of having a study groups was initiated by Shin Peih, who obviously think that we need professional and serious help in our studies. After our trails (which sucked to the max), we had a few study groups with different people who require help in different subjects.

For me, Maths is a disaster. And obviously the twins are thinking the same lines with me. (At least they passed, while I flunked 3 times in a row). Shin Peih needed help in Biology, so I am there to give some of my tutelage. Ahem ahem...While Michelle wanted me to revise Chemistry with her. So we would arrange groups study in Starbucks, Coffee Bean or McDs.

One thing I loved about group studying is no matter what happened, we are still able to focus on our work. Although most of the time people said that they tend to do everything but studying, our group is different. When topics are slightly diverged, there will sure be someone who bring us back on track.

'OI. Shut up lah. Nobody's interested.'

Hence, back to the books.

In McDs, there will sure be a group of screaming kids disturbing the peace or another group of students doing everything but studying. The nightmare in Starbucks was when we sat in a place directly under the blasting speaker.

However, there is still a place where we loved to go, which is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Desa Parkcity. The conditions are perfect: quiet, nice lighting, correct ambiance, nice view of a lake.......

In Coffee Bean, the atmosphere plus the coffee aroma which you can't smell here.

This is where we sit every week, except for the last where it was occupied.

The view of the lake during dusk. Nice eh? You can't find such a nice lake cum park in my neighbourhood. Envy those residents there. =D

And introducing Shin Peih as my Maths tutor. She's a Maths pro (which says that she scores nearly full marks in Maths)

And of course the very diligent twins, who are the ones who are truly dedicated to the preparation of the STPM exams.

The desperatos. The reason why the twins look taller are because they were sitting on chairs higher than our sofa. Which is not true in real life. XD no offence.

Scone and Ice Blended Coffee. The scone tasted bad but cost me 4 bucks excluding tax. WTF?! I rather have brownies in Secret Recipe using the same amount of money.

Today's brew of coffee. Viennese thingy. Last week was Brazil. Last week's was better. Today's coffee tasted like charcoal and it was stark cold before we could finish it.

Halfway doing our revision, Shin Peih cannot tahan and went and bought some donuts.

Big Apple is just nearby. If they had a suitable environment we would have gone there for our group studies because food there are more reasonably charged.

=0 Mess Mess Mess! But lucky today. Last week I spilled coffee all over the table while stirring.

Whatever it was, I still hope that whatever we did in the study groups can help us yeild better results during STPM. After spending my money on coffee in Coffee Bean every week, I really hope that it wouldn't be a mere waste, but rather a beneficial uptake of knowledge in presence of more able peers and a healthier environment.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MUET Speaking Test

As we students were seen taking much of our time prowling books, revising for the exams, there was also another scene. Students practicing speaking in groups. As our MUET speaking exam drew nearer and nearer, tension is rising. Even those students with high levels of English proficiency were seen practicing. From doing one set per lesson, we have gone to the extent of practicing 4 sets of question per day, plus post mortem., even some groups reduced to staying back after school and practice.

It was until once the MUET teacher bellowed when she entered a class of students, heads down, talking at the top of their lungs.
‘Are you all really that bad? Aren’t you all tired of doing speaking?’

Nobody was amused. It was when Michelle snapped back, in a clear audible voice.
‘Yes. We need to practice. And we’re not good.’

And speaking of Michelle as one of those people with good English.

It was the exam today. Yesterday I went to bed and lay there for what it seem like hours. Yee May said she trashed in her bed non-stop, thinking about the exams. In the morning of the exam, nobody seem wanted to talk much. After the assembly, while the teacher was dismissing the others, she said clearly to the microphone:
‘Session 1 for today’s exam. Please proceed to the library.’

And feeling like my legs are made of marshmallow, I followed the mournful group.
The twins, Zi Qin and Michelle gave me thumbs up and shouted good luck to me. I wanted to thank them but my mouth went dry.

The library was cold, dingy, as one set of lights were broken, and quieter than usual. After the registration, we began to read our notes. Charis, who was unfortunately the first candidate for group one, was in a obvious nervous state. She was clutching her palms and her knuckles were white. When the examiners called for group one, her entire palm went icy cold.

Our group was the last for Session 1. Hence, plenty of time for revisions. I started the rule of speaking English but somebody will tend to break it with the maximum of 5 minutes. We read through notes for about half an hour and got fed up. Then we started talking and laughing, the exam temporarily out of our minds. Then Darryl started a game of exchanging identity cards, and we laughed at Boon Fei’s photo on the card, because he looked weird. And See Bee childhood version looked like a guy. A damn good looking guy. LOL. Next we ate sweets and chocolate and debated about Melamine in diary products. It was when the first group came out from the examination room, we came to the senses that we were still in quarantine, pending for exams.

Yee Toong and Yee May yelped in unision and started to prowl books over their heads. Charis was emerging from the room, looking like a camel. She caught my eye and signaled something, and I was about to catch it when the teacher stared at our direction. Helpless, she left.

Time trickled pass as groups began to flow out of the hall. By no time, only our group was left in the quarantine room. Except for uncontrollable urges for answering the call of nature, escorted by a determined Anita, the rest of the time was reasonably well spent. It was about two minutes left until the examination I began to feel real panic. I was reading the same sentence repeatedly for a few minutes, but nothing seems to go in. Boon Fei began to walk in rounds while mumbling to himself.

It was when the tinkle of the bell in the exam room went I jolted up and adrenaline began to numb my legs. After greeting the examiners unenthusiastically, we sat down and prepared for our task. It was about 5 seconds when I realized that was reading the wrong task.. The examiner pointed out. The question was (I can only remember it sounds like this because we’re not allowed to bring the paper out): The world has gone through a lot of changes. What are the changes in this world that bring to the changes in lifestyle? And for me candidate D, I was supposed to talk about modern medicine.

After preparing for two minutes, (I have only wrote two lines of words), Yee Toong started. She blurted and paused for the first 5 seconds. Even the examiner stopped and stared at her. Then the rest of it, she handled it ok. Boon Fei talked like a pro. Even Yee May can speak well. When it was my turn, I went blank. I crapped about diet schemes and supplements and suddenly had a bullshit idea about practicing it at work, so I blurted it out. And I regretted it instantly, because it sounds stupid and everyone stared at me as if I was mad. Then, I forgot the word anesthetic. I just kept thinking about painkillers and panadols and I can’t find the correct term. It was idiotic. I wanted to talk about productivity and human capital but I forgot the word. In the end of task A I was very pissed.

During task B I seized the chance and spoke my mind. Task B was almost impromptu and I am surprised it yielded better results than the prepared task A. As my confidence peaked I am able to carry out my thoughts in a more organized manner. After the discussion, we came to the conclusion that medicine had brought about the most drastic changes in human life. Although it’s not interactive enough as everybody keep their heads bent over their papers, and spoke in a unnaturally decent manner, with all those ‘sorry to interrupt’ crap. Since when we talked like that? We always yelled ‘shut up and listen’ to each other. But it’s already considered ok, as nobody went totally silent.

Walking out of the hall, I felt reasonably better, and relieved. Everyone agreed that we had excessive English and decided to talk loudly in Chinese. Relieved and happy that it’s over, I went back home.

=) =)

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Actually I have nothing to post recently so I posted this picture to keep my blog active. So that regualr readers would have something to read.
(Cheh~as if my blog will be greatly missed..Syok sendiri)

All these photos are taken with our Fujifilm Finepix ZS, with onlt 6.3 megapixels. I'm not saying that my photos are nice but it's already considered not bad. Sometimes it will produce blurred pictures even though my hand's not shaking. Talking like an amateur. Hmm Maybe should ask Jhen since she's a LOMOGRAPHER. Lomographer wheh~ Visit her blog via my link. Her photos are way cool.

Ahh..Not all photos are taken by me. The photos of bridges and a lake....and whatever that looks un-Malaysian are captured by I-dunno-who-but-most-probably-not-mum when Mum went to Australia last few months.

But I like the photo of the lorong captured after the rain.

Exams are approaching so I cannot really blog this often. And the stress level is peaking. ARGHH! This is due to a lot of school problems and all those pressure. And whatever comes around goes around. PHEFFF!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tagged by Amirah

1. Each player of this game starts off with 15 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself.

2. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 15 weird things/habits/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly.

3. At the end, you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names.

4. No tag backs!


1. I dare not to swallow any medicine pills. So if I'm sick I usually would prefer medicine in syrup form.
2. I am a very private person and like to be left alone most of the time.
3. I am intensely in love with books and movies which involves violence and cannibalism.
4. I believe I can be a good teacher, eventhough I am not going to consider a career in education.
5. My ultimate goal in life is to travel alone, backpack, around the world.
6. I believe in God but I do not believe in religion.
7. I prefer writing over reading, though when people ask me my hobby, I would usually say the latter.
8. I am devoted to lifelong bachelorhood.
9. I am a fan of Jazz and Blues.
10. I hate animals of any species.
11. I have unexpectedly great patience when dealing with particular matters.
12. My childhood obsession are the clouds in the sky.
13. My greatest weakness is actually selfishness.
14. I can't speak, sing or do anything verbally when I'm playing the piano.
15. I am afraid of heights.


Nah~if you want to do this tag just copy and paste. Lazy to tag any people.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Reasons Why I hate Birthdays...

The reason for me not to enjoy birthdays comes in all shapes and sizes. From the beginning of time, I am already naturally educated to loathe this blessed day.

1. It's a day after Mum's.
And she'll waste no breath telling the entire family about the story about her miserable life in bringing up Hui Ting-the-child, teenager and beyond. And the same opening ceremony for their famous 'bat-poh-wui' (means busybody meeting) will start with a speech like:' She use 8 milk bottles!' Then some auntie will say:' Yaloh! Never heard a child need so many milk bottles.' And then someone will say:'Why she can end up like this ah?' Then the story goes on... '________(insert name of any Dick, Tom or Harry) also not like this, they are like________(insert noble deed)'.

Conclusion: Plan before getting pregnant, or your offspring will suffer.

2. It falls during some kind of celebration.
Last time it used to be during Mid-Autumn celebration. And last time during English paper in PMR. WTF? And most of the time it will be during some major exams where everyone will forget about it because they were so tensed up with the exams. Oh but the twist this year is, it falls somewhere around raya. And Chris thought it would be amusing to do this.
This is a Raya card, with all those words of wisdom from Islam.

She called me Mohammad...

And an edited photo of me featuring in a tudung and kurung. WTF?

Chris, I have no idea who gave you such an idea but I'M GONNA KILL YOU!
Conclusion: Pray hard. Swear even harder.

3. Something bad will happen
Like a few years back some fight will happen between me and my mum but this year, I got a terrible fever+flu+cough. Sets me thinking that I have done anything sinful, which accounts to: yeah, I did a hell great deal of sinful stuff.
But still not bad coz this time I get to celebrate together with Zi Qin with high school buddies.

Nobody was there to hold the camera so we placed it on a stack of newspaper+magazine+box in order to reach the ideal height.

The cake which is exclusively written by Mei Li.

Conclusion: Eventhough something bad happened, but hanging out with friends and get them to celebrate it for you does ease the pain!

4. I'm getting older
The more i grow, the more I realise that I have wasted a lot of my teenage life boring myself behind books and not living my life to the fullest. Like I missed the chance to pick up a sport, learn another language, learn a new musical instrument...Stuff like that.
Now I get to learn how to hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. but I am evil=)

Practice a decent life, do all good in life makes me healthier, and life is worth more to live in.

Conclusion: Karma rocks!

5. When it comes to the wishing part, I sucked.
Because I have no idea whether to say it out loud or to keep it inside. They say when you don't say it, it will come true. But mine will not no matter you scream it out or just say it to yourself. But this year, I don't give a damn about it anymore because whatever you say, I'm making a list.
1. STPM 4As
2. MUET Band 6
3. Range of Estee Lauder Cosmetics
4. Range of Biotherm Skincare
5. Range of Redken Haircare
6. Range of Sally Hansen Nails Products
7. Miss Dior EDT 300ml
8. Nike set of sports attire
9. MNG and ELLE clothes
10. Dining at San Francisco Steakhouse
11. Dining at Jogoya
12. Clubbing at Asian Heritage Row

Cheh~ Too much I think. But already considered good, because I didn't request for LV handbags and Gucci shoes.

Haha! Last but not least


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tagged again =.=


* [01] Real name: Hee Hui Ting
* [02] Nickname: None
* [03] Married: No
* [04] Zodiac Sign: Libra
* [05] Gender: Female
* [06] Age: 19
* [07] High school: SMK Maxwell
* [08] College: no
* [09] Height: Sensitive
* [10] Weight: Even more sensitive
* [11] Do you like yourself: sure, why not?
* [12] Piercings: no
* [13] Right or left: left brained, right handed.
* [14] Are you a freak: so what?
* [15] Hair: normal
* [16] Skin: asian
* [17] Allergic: seafood
* [18] What are you doing now: doing this damn test.
* [19] What will you do 1 hour later: sleep
* [20] What will you do 10 years later: sleep

* [21] Live with mother/father/parents: mum
* [22] Siblings(included you): 3
* [23] Eldest: me
* [24] Youngest: bro
* [25] Love/hate your family: so-so


* [26] You found your another half: no
* [27] If yes, who is he/she: =.=
* [28] If no, who you want he/she to be: Multi-Millioniare
* [29] Time(s) you in relationship: single n loving it.
* [30] Ever woo boy/girl(0-100000): no I am not that cheap.
* [31] Anyone woo you before(0-100000): nobody that cheap ever came near me
* [32] Did anything wrong to your other half: did no wrong to no one.
* [33] What was/were the wrong you had done: no wrongs
* [34] Ever argue with your other half: I argue with everyone
* [35] You with your other half since: no other half lo!
* [36] Are you straight/gay/lesbo: normal.
* [37] Reasons you love your other half: wtf?
* [38] You and your other half in which stage: Paris Opera House stage..
* [39] You woo he/she or he/she woo you: I will 'hut' u!
* [40] Ever think of marry he/she: Who want to marry a woooooo?


* [41] Your first best friend: Yoong Sin, Ling, Peih
* [42] Your first enemy: A female teacher in my school.
* [43] The friend you love the most(1 only): I love equally.
* [44] The enemy you hate the most(1 only): The teacher la.
* [45] Your most beautiful girl friend: All are equally pretty.
* [46] Your most handsome boy friend: =.= All are equally nasty gua...
* [47] The kind of girl you hate the most: those lady type.
* [48] The kind of boy you hate the most: useless ones
* [49] You fall in love with your close friend before: no
* [50] Your best friend is your ex-lover: no
* [51] If your friend backstabbing you: no
* [52] If your friend betray you: why worry? they will never.
* [53] If your friend woo your lover: Is she that cheap?
* [54] If your friend fall in love with you: So what?
* [55] If you fall in love with your best friend: So?


* [56] Are you a good student: used to
* [57] You always done your homeworks/assignments: never started
* [58] The teacher/tutor you love the most: Mr. Lim
* [59] Always late to school/college: always.
* [60] Your class: 6AB
* [61] You love your seniors: ok
* [62] Seniors who you love the most: Mei Mei
* [63] Your classmates good/bad: ok
* [64] Excellent result classmate: Chai San
* [65] Laziest classmate: me.
* [66] Smart people: Zi Qin
* [67] Stupid people: not stupid...slow..
* [68] Good looking people: Me! +.+
* [69] Ugly people: Me also +.+
* [70] Funny people: Michelle
* [71] Cute people: Twins!
* [72] Bad people: Everyone is bad.
* [73] Honest people: They lie.
* [74] Acting people: They act too.
* [75] You are what kind of people: Lazy, happy-go-lucky.


* [76] Lip or eyes: Eyes.
* [77] Hugs or kisses: Slap.
* [78] Shorter or taller: taller
* [79] Hesitant or spontaneous: Depends
* [80] Nice stomach or nice arms: nice face, better brains, fat wallet.
* [81] Listener or Talker: Spender.
* [82] Romantic or rich: rich
* [83] Good wife or good mother: sister.


* [84] Age to get marry: it's not the age which matters.
* [85] Numbers of kid(s): 1
* [86] Career: As long got money...ok.
* [87] Salary: infinity
* [88] Retirement age: as soon as possible
* [89] Properties value: 10 billion enough
* [90] Wishes: unlimited


* [91] Si Jia
* [92] Zen
* [93] Deryk
* [94] Jhen
* [95] Amirah