Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Barbeque and Steamboat’s Fever.

The month of July in Brunei, it’s the month that everyone is busy about his majesty’s birthday. That’s when everybody starts to hang up the flag of Brunei at their house. Banner being sold to all the shops. Color neon lights are decorated along the roads and decorated around the street lights. Students start to practice dancing for the event. It’s also the month that we have pasar malam that known as “Perayaan” that we had restaurants there, people selling their products, the fruits named Mata-Kucing also usually found in the “Perayaan” Stage also build up for the performances by the students of the schools throughout Brunei-Muara District. That’s what the Bruneians busy about during the month of July.


For us, we had other events to busy about other than joining the “Perayaan” held in BSB. We had quite number times of BBQ and Steamboat in the same months. First we had BBQ for Wee’s upcoming birthday and the CHMS Pri.6 Reunion Gathering. Then we had steamboat for Wee’s birthday countdown. When we are having BBQ or Steamboat’s function, it’s usually celebrating functions like celebrating somebody’s birthday, or celebrating the Christmas or the New Year Eve. For us again, having BBQ and steamboat is like normal already that when we think of having it, we’ll make it happen. Haha! =)

The things that we think are too much that we think of going where, doing these and that, having these and that, want to be these and that. But all these that we think, do we actually do all of it? Do all these things appear in front of us when we just think of it; it’s won’t appear in front of us but inside our mind. A simple math calculated here, when we don’t do we’re equal to 0% but when we do we still have at least 50%-50%. Even though it’s like building up a high storey apartments. It seems hard and long journey to complete it. We can just take baby steps to complete it. Just like the construction workers, days by days they put up the bricks from the ground floor to the top floor till the day they’d built the nice beautiful apartments. Some still wondering whether they can make it or not. It’s not we can or not that matters, it’s we want to do or don’t that matters. To everyone out there, we all can make it!

“Sedikit-sedikit, lama-lama pun jadi bukit”

Building up apartments also can be done, why not having many times of BBQ and Steamboat in the same month! Haha. Here’s what when we said “YES” and actually did put up the bricks. On the 24th July 2008, we’re having a small BBQ in Wee’s house again. [Wee, your house seems to be like a BBQ spot ah.] haha! Just couples of friends invited to join, eat and enjoying the night. First to introduce, it’s the foods! We Chinese always said that “eating is a happiness” Here I’m, sharing and bringing the happiness to you all! =)

Foods still looks alike like what we had before in the first two BBQ. Except for this time, the camera-lady is not the same as before. The previous one, I got help from the author of Food-Hungry and this time. It’s Miss Chan Evon that took all the pictures using the Close-Up Mode and applied her skill in photo taking <- Designer kali ah! Haha…

Here’s the Happiness of Chinese, FOODS!

We had small and cute sausages.

Still remember in the previous post, we had the Tiger Beer’s Pyramid.

Wee’s car number! Hmm, why not a try for the next 4D! Haha. Miracle does happen around us. But too much people buy, will sink boat oh! Wahaha. And now we had…

The Hotdog’s Pyramid. Haha!

Here’s the photo of the Balls. Haha! Don’t think elsewhere ah. There was once in JPMC that I was donating blood, the doctor asked me to play with the BALL. Gossh! Hey, don’t think elsewhere too. Picture of seafood’s’ balls that got “Feel” to me. Just don’t know how to describe the “Feel”

The picture of Burning Charcoal again. The fire that lighted by me. Hmm, definitely some one that likes to put on FIRE. Oppss~

Say Hello to my favourite Foods in BBQ, chicken wings.

Peace to the CHEF. It’s me being the BBQ chef again. The old ones or the Chinese drama always said these “入的厨房出的客厅都是个好老婆” “lady that can work from kitchen to living rooms always a good wife” What about me? Teehehehe. Kanasai!

The close-up pictures of drinks taken by Evon.

From non alcoholic to alcoholic.

The Tiger! Brunei's Sang Harimau.

The Absolut which put beside the boulder. Want to play some artistic at it. Hehe!

The close up butt of mine.

That’s Ying Ying and Jordan Law.

Here it is the camera-lady of the night. Chan Evon!

Hmm, what am I doing ah? I’m taking a pack of Marlboro’s brand cigarette. Seem like I’m advertising it. Does Marlboro pay me for what I’m doing? Or I’m going to take out a stick from it and show you all that I’m smoking. Oww! That’s really one BIG issue oh. Ah-Yong smoking? Naughty liao ah! Hehe =)

That’s the Marlboro Cigarette bought from China. Just like the one that sells in Brunei. But the cost is 60 times expensive than what sells in Brunei. Woah! What’s the difference? Hmm. Here it’s the efficiency of China’s Power. China nowadays has grown into one of the world power in every field from politics to business. And there were the host of Olympic in 2008. Now we use cars that made in China, we have appliances made in China, even the sports shoes also made in China; raw materials also can get from China. Even human we also import from China. Wahaha! [^_^] See how efficient China is, imagine years coming. China had planted the seeds since decades back and now the seeds have started to grow from seeds to trees. One day they’ll harvest all the fruits. Here’s the flower and leaves we can see now…

See’ Cigarette shaped mobile phone. Wah Sei!!!

中国万岁” =)

That’s all about the BBQ night. 3days later,we’re thinking of having Steamboat. Here’s what when we said “YES” again on 28th July 2008. =)

BerryWan Hotpot, another eat all you can steamboat’s buffet. When you want to have steamboat but there isn’t time for you to prepare the ingredients and all those. Think of BerryWan Hotpot. When you think where to have a nice and fresh steamboat meal, think of BerryWan Hotpot. When you think where to eat steamboat where you don’t sweat that much, think of BerryWan Hotpot. Where to find the steamboat pot that fix inside the table, it’s in BerryWan Hotpot. And when u want to find smiling face, where to find? It’s not in BerryWan Hotpot. It’s in Happy-Stop! Haha. V[^_^]v

And again, eating is one type of happiness. Happiness is the thing we all been pursue all these time. See what’s around us, we have these and that. And I’m happy that I enjoyed all these moments and the foods with you guys with a $10.00. Wakaka. There is always give and take around us. I give out $10.00, but in return. I earned all these. Let’s see what we all have when we give out. =)

The ingredients that are nicely presented.

Wantan, one of my favorite. Yummy! All these do look very nice. Let’s see how when’s its cooked.

Taadaaa~ That is Steamboat, putting everything inside one pot. Toingg! -_-!! Who doesn’t know that, sky!

Wee is enjoying it. Hey! Don’t be that greedy. Having the big pot all by yourself. Haha!

Hmmph, sure this is BerryWan Hotpot? For those that had been there before, it look different from what you all had before. The hotpot isn’t fixed in the table, even the surrounding is not the same. Hmmph!

It’s because…

We’re at the first floor room of the BerryWan. Haha! =P

That’s George and her GF enjoying the night views and the neon lights around. People were busy eating, and you’re busy romantic ah. Hey Yong, you’re also the same. People were busy eating, and you’re there kepo-ing taking pictures of people romantic. Haha!

That’s the lovely one. George and Shirley.

Another lovely one also. George and Wee! Wahaha. =D

George: “Yeah! I’m the MAN!” hahaha.

Wee and Evon Chan.

That’s Xiao Mei. Anyone that watched the Sultan Cup sure does know her. But when you don’t! It’s okay. Let’s happy-stop introduce you. She’s the champion in the woman categories. Yeah, Ismakom!

Yeah! That’s Girl Power + Man Power! Arrrghh…

Seems like we’re having vacation huh! Posting here and there. Haha! Look like there aren’t some others watching us when we all did all these. Yeah indeed, there aren’t people around. We had the whole room that we eat, play around and talk loudly, hmmph. Even there are people around. We still have the loudest voice and the noisiest one also. Biasa liao~

And here…

The group photo of the tourists that visited BerryWan. From the size of XL to L to M then S. haha! =)

Want to see Superman? Here’s Superman in disguise as Ah-Yong.

Hahaha! I left my “Si Merah” at home. The red underwear, have to wash right. Can’t wear throughout the whole week without washing it. Wahaha. EEE~

Superman has a letter [S] at its shirt. Me, I have [Y] for myself.

Yeah Yong Yeah!!! =)

Yeah, Yong-Man had done with saving up the foods into my tummy. It’s time for Yong-man to go home and have his rest. And ready for justice for tomorrow. Where to eat lagi ahh? Haha. Let’s see where the next stop is for Yong-Man, see what story he had in his next stop. When there are places that need him, he’s always there enjoying eating. -_-!!

Have you start putting up your bricks?

加油吧!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy 21st Birthday!!!

What is our before and after? Before we used to crawl in our small bed and now, we walk and run through the shopping centre, school’s field or basketball court, we even can swim and jump. While crawling in our ages, we drank Dumex Milk and now we go out limteh drinking the famous Tea Tarek, Kopi O, Iced Blended Cappuccino or Pearl Milk Tea. We wore “Kiki Lala” when we’re small and now we want Nike, Adidas, Billabong, Quicksilver, Converse, LV and etc. Our parents sent us everywhere when we still kids that sit behind and asked our parents these and that. Now we have our driving license and it’s our parents’ turn to ask back us where we go or what time do we go back home.

Things had changed a lot as we grow bigger each day. Each year during our birthday, we grow one year bigger. Our mums or dads will cook mee suah with boiled eggs and drumstick. And then a small red packet for us, by the time they handed us all these. They said: “Study hard and hardworking ah!” “Grown up already, have to be obedient and must know how to think already ah!” =) But deep inside, they are happy to see us growing up and at the same time worry about us too. Haha!

One year by one year increase. The number of candles blown also got increase that we blew from one candle to dozens of candles. By the time, when we’re about to blow 21 candles or 2big candles and a small one; that’s the time that we usually do it BIG! In the 21st birthday, we Chinese usually make it a big celebration. We always heard that during the 21st birthday, parents will hand their kids a key necklace or made them a key shaped cake. That’s the practice in the Chinese culture. It’s like giving more freedom. The early 20s, the time that we must know how to take care of ourselves, the time that we’re eligible to go out and earn money for ourselves, the time that we’re about to bear more responsibilities, time that we’re about to handle more things and challenges.

Good luck there, don’t surrender to our self. The biggest challenge is challenging our self. “Gambateh”

This post is all about celebrating your 21st birthday, my friend! It’s like celebrating the KING’s birthday. An early preparation had made that we all start to celebrate a week before the actual date. First was celebrated in your house that we all had a small barbeque party. It’s was on the 14th July 2008.

Hello! Whose birthday there? Made till that BIG… Let’s welcome the main-star of this post!

Ho Wee’s 21st Birthday! You may be small sized, but you had a BIG one in your own day!

Let’s the journey begin from the beginning till the countdown.

Few tasks have to be done before the party starts!

1st: Have to unfrozen the foods.

2nd: Have to make the fire up.

Yessh! Job’s done! Siapakan tu in-charge in lighting the fire up?

It’s ME! Seems that I’m good in putting up fire oh! Be careful of me oh. Haha! Know what I mean? =P

3rd: When the fire is up, it’s the turn to barbeque the FOODS.

4th: Introduce some foods into the blog. Haha!

Here the chicken legs that was brought by George Lim. It’s from the unit beside the one that sells Nasi Lemak in Loh San Flat. The one in the corner specialize in Nasi Lemak, but these specialize in Noodles. Chicken legs are one of the famous dishes there and everyone give a good compliment about it. Let me tell you, I never try these! -_-!! I don’t know how to eat ah. And one more, it’s opened by George’s mum! Haha!

The snacks we had instead of Mr. Pringles during our childhood time. 10c/ 20c/ 30c/ 40c per small packets!

The Tiger’s Beers Pyramid. A small one! Haha. A reporter can’t miss out theirs camera. An author can’t miss out theirs pen and inspiration. A carpenter can’t miss out theirs working tools. For you my friend! You just can’t miss out ALCOHOL! Haha. Hey gang, Grown up already! Must know how to think already! Haha!

5th step and also the last one: Photo-taking. Kaacheeekk…

The J&J! Jances & Jestina.

A group photo of the beautiful ladies before they all got back home before the night turned 12am. Haha!

What about the guys? No group photo before they go back home? Yes, there were group photo. But not taken before 12, it’s after 12. The night is still young. Here’s what happened after 12. Awwuuu~ the rise of the drunken ghosts! =)

Guy’s time! Let me introduce you new faces posted in Happy-Stop! The big sized beside me is George Lim. He’s the one that brought chicken legs. And the one with blue cap is Eng Lun.

George with his muscling poses again. That’s Hong Zheng whom wears the black T-shirt. Alan Chan that wear the green T-shirt!

Him again!!! haha! George, don’t forget there is another one who is also BIG sized!

That’s Vince, also a BIG sized one, the leg of Fitness-Zone. “Kaki Fitness-Zone” and Kurap, the one with the black cap!

And finally…

Hooraay! Let’s called it a night! Eng Lun can’t get rid of the liquors off his hands. Guess that he’s the drunken ghost of that night. A not so drunk one! We all played arm-wrestling, drank alcohol except me and Zheng drinking soft drinks, teasing people and also took a lot of pictures too. haha! We all stayed till 4+ in the morning. For me, I went home and ready for the re-union’s gathering that I didn’t go for a sleep. For you, wee! U slept overtime and you’re late for the gathering. As always! -_-!! Haha! *George, I'm the man that night! wahaha!

5days after the opening ceremony, here we are going for another celebration of your birthday in Seri Kemenyan Restaurant. This time you celebrated with your families, relatives and friends. And this time, also the second time that you got really drunk and you know what happened when you got really really drunk! Haha~ hope there is not going to have the 3rd time harr! =)

Here’s the moments captured in Seri Kemenyan!

First, the foods! Then the drinks…

Liquor again. Told ya, just can’t miss out Alcohol! The most special drink we had that night. From outside, it looks nice! Inside, it tastes nice. From everyone compliment! And the smell, it also smells nice! Smell like green apple, instead of drink it. It also can be a cologne. Haha! Everything is nice with this bottle of liquor. =)

Such a nice drink, Jes and Shin wouldn’t want to miss out to take picture with it.

That includes me. Kampai!!!

Here’s some of the moments taken on that night.

Boon Jing standing and wondering who to take pictures with…

Just in a while, Poof! Pheeewittt… You attract that much. “Law of Attraction” -_-!!

The one with the long hair is Boon Boon.

Micheal Chan in front of Boon Jing, then the left one is Maggie Sim and the right is Sebastian.

Taking picture with the RBA’s Pilot, Wei Siang. Don’t drink and drive huh. =)

A group photo with the upcoming birthday boy! That’s Adrian with the yellow t-shirt.

Let’s see the pictures of the upcoming birthday boy. Wee! This is all you, from still okay to not okay.

Still awake, going around taking pictures and talking around with your guest. And drinking around also. Haha!

Engine is warming up… Peace v(^_^)v

Rising up to your optimum peak!

That’s when you had off your limit… and lastly…

Mayday mayday, I’m going down. I’m going down! Haha. [Over limit]

Thanks to you, wee! Me, Josh and Boon Jing became the “三个可怜人” The three of us were forced by YOU to sing a birthday song at the stage in front of everybody! Gossh! Sky singing?!?! Imagine that. EEE! But thanks to Josh, he had the loudest voice among the 3 of us. haha!

In return, we three got these. Err, so the “Rugi” its okay, singing a song just lasted few minutes, but this picture sure can last a long long time. =)

At the end of the night, you didn’t walk up your house’s staircase. You were carried up by Me, Josh, George and Eng Lun.

On the 20th July 2008, few days after your celebration in Seri Kemenyan. We had another celebration for your birthday again. This time is the countdown to your actual date. Here’s how countdown is with you.

As always, the first thing to do. And as always, it always related to FOODS! haha!

Instead of Liquor or Tiger, we had “Tipco” Guess that people do learn from their lessons huh! =P

Only Wee know what it mean! But still no comment.

Err. Is it barbeque again? haha! Sound like so “Sakai” ahh us. Had so many barbeque since you all got back from UK! Yeah, it’s hard to have one there. Mun paham bisai! =)

We even had “Timon”. When there is “Char Kueh”, it’s nice to eat with “Kopi O”. and when we have cucumber, we should have what?

BELACAN!!! Yummy!

We had fruit juice, timon and now grape. Compare to previous barbeque, all we had is meat, meat, meat and meat! Haha! A healthy night huh, w/o alcohol some more!

Still waiting for the foods to be served. Guuruu guurruuu… Empty stomach!

Nehhh, we didn’t have barbeque for that night.

We had

HOME COOK STEAMBOAT! =)

We had a slow and steady night. We had steamboat, have to wait for the foods to be cooked. While waiting, we chit-chatting and also waiting wee to open his gifts every 45minutes.

You received~

MUFC’s football jersey.

A piggy bank, asking you have to save $$$ for the future. Probably to buy us a nice meal! =P

You know this mean what already ah! Haha.

Watch, you also got to know what it mean ah. Haha! Don’t be late again! =P joking man!

You received numbers of gift that night. Of the entire gift, this is a special one.

[Old man underwear] Haha!

Let’s take a closer look at the underwear… Wooo!

Haha! You do have very good friends huh! Thanks to us horrr.

After a long night of eating, chit-chatting, opening the gifts, it’s about time to 12am. Time to wish you a “Happy Birthday”

A birthday cake for you!

Even at the cake, we also had our name at it. “KIASU” huh! Haha =)

Here we go, one by one queue-ing to take a picture with the BIRTHDAY BOY.

You like to do these since we’re small! Why not the other way around. haha!

Hey hey Wee! Does this make you think back of the past? The three of us!

When there is beginning, it’ll have an end. Finally, celebrating your birthday also come into an end. But we all do have nice, happy and fun times from the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony of your birthday. And we all here do wish you had a great one too! Let’s close the ceremony with a nice group photo we had that night.

Let’s have a BIG one again when we all are in our 80! Haha!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for being a nice friend around us!