Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Kung Fu Movie Outing

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Yesterday night went and watch a kungfu movie called Ip Man (pronounced "Yip Mun" in Canto, and not I.P Man ;) ). Maybe I've not watch Hong Kong film in a cinema for a long time or maybe, I've always seldom watch kungfu movie, but I must say that Ip Man is really good! Two thumbs up for this movie! A must-watch especially for Chinese people. It is something that we should be proud of =)

Ip Man (played by Donnie Yen) was actually a true story about the life of a grandmaster of Wing Chun during the days of the Japanese Occupation in China, before he fled to Hong Kong with his family after offending the Japanese army there and thus, opening up his own school. He is truly a well respected man in his hometown and a loving husband and father :)

Donnie Yen with his impressive performance

The Wing Chun style kung fu somehow did put us Chinese in a proud stand. Even the Japanese karate can’t beat it. I was also impressed by the fast paced move of every action. Totally awesome!

Ip Man, with one of his student Bruce Lee, in real life.

Heard there's even a sequel to this movie. Hehe can't wait for its released :)

After the movie, went and played pool at Melaka Raya. My second time playing since two years ago during Alpha XD. So can imagine how karat my skills are now lolx. But I had fun :) Wouldn't mind playing again despite losing almost every game. Kaka.

Ps. Btw, HaPpy New YeAr 2009 !!! :)))

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Decorations and Friends

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My 3 crazeee girl friends has come all the way from jb to visit me and ye pin at Malacca at last yesterday :) So happy to see them!

these 3 devils angels: Jing Maine Wanli :)

We could only bring them out at night because during the day we're busy with classes and presentation and assignment. Went out with Jo, Tze Chuen and his housemates too as the car rent guy FFK us last minute. Haiz. So after picking them up from DP, we brought them to eat Satay Celup, one of Malacca's famous food.

satay celup. Yummy!

After eating, we brought them to Portugeese Settlement to look at Christmas lights. Met up with Aaron there. This is my third time coming here to look at x'mas lights but my first time taking pictures of it. Though it looks almost the same every year, but looking at it always gives me a nice Christmas mood feeling. Haha.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

X'mas is Coming :)

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Suddenly have the mood to design something for Christmas, since I'm quite free for now :) Actually planned to design a x'mas theme header for my blog but this current template of mine can't support blog header =.='' Hm.

I love Christmas :D The season of giving and also receiving pressies :p. Love to see the x'mas decorations in shopping malls. And listen to x'mas songs. But I've not done my Christmas shopping yet. Don't have the time to go out shopping and Christmas is just five days away. Haiz. Wonder if I can buy those presents in time :-/

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pain in the a**

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My housemates are such a pain in the a**. Not all of course, but there are SOME who are uncivilized beyond words. I shall not mention what are the many things they have done openly and also behind our backs which we found out and pissed us off, not just once but many times . Just a few words to describe them :
sneaky selfish dirty lazy irresponsible dishonest. Have to tolerate with them for another semester!

Damn =.=

Friday, December 12, 2008

Night Out

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Recently, midterms, assignments and presentations are seriously stressing me out. So after ERP exam yesterday, went out for a midnight movie at Dataran just to chill out and release stressss. Planned to watch Twilight bacause I'm very curious to know why almost every girl I know are crazy over a vampire called Edward Cullen. Aih but sadly the latest available time is only until 7pm. So we watched this.

Two reasons why: 1. I love watching movies with great special effects in cinema. 2. Keanu Reeves!! <3

Overall the movie is ok la. Summary, alien takes human form, comes down to earth to warn humans about the world is gonna be destroyed, but realizes his mistake when he sees humans are not so bad after all, then sacrifice himself to save the human race. weee.

posing for me camera XD

While walking back to the car, I saw these 2 very adorable kittens sitting at the steps in front of Dataran and couldn't resist taking a pic of them XD.


PS. Anyway here's wishing a very Happy Birthday to my dear sis!! =D
yes I know we don't look alike.

Monday, December 8, 2008


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Hi, I'm Max Phuan! :)

Went to KL for the weekend to sit for JLPT at UPM and at the same time stayed at Jo's house in Klang. Jo's parents are very kind to let me stay over at their house these few days. Thanks alot mr and mrs Phuan :)

On Saturday, followed Jo and her dad to an education fair at PWTC cause she wants to enquire about furthering her studies in Japan. Not wanting to be left home alone, I tagged along with them xD

Looking at the directory first is a smart thing to do

people mountain people sea (direct translation from chinese proverb)

The japan embassy booth. Kinda sad looking.

A local private university double-storey booth.
Very attractive . lolx.

On Sunday, Jo's parents fetched us to UPM to sit for the JLPT exam. Different levels will be held at different venues. Since I'm sitting for level four this year, my exam was held at the engineering faculty and Jo's level 2 exam was held at the medicine faculty.

The level four students

studying and admiring the scenery

You can see kids and adults, malaysians and ang mohs, students and housewives, mothers and daughters, all sitting for the same exam.

This is my first time sitting for the exam and I think I can more or less expect to fail the paper already. Haha. Thanks to my lack-of-discipline self-studying a few days before the exam and my hectic university schedule during this short sem. Oh well.. it's a good experience anyway :)

But what impress me about UPM the most is their campus is damn H-U-G-E. To travel IN the campus, it is compulsory to have a car or motorcycle, or you will die walking inside. The distance is too great between each faculty. To travel from engineering to medicine faculty, the distance is at least 10 km. They also have new faculty buildings, 5 football fields, a huge mosque, a hindu temple, a chinese cemetery O.O, Highways o.O, huge gardens and nice lakes , all in the campus itself! All these made me realize how pathetic small MMU Melaka campus is. and how much it sucks compared to other uni Kns.

Anyways before I end this post I would like to take this opportunity to wish one of my best buddy, Maine

Happy 20th Birthday !!!
Stay Pretty..Hehe ^^

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Gossip Girl!

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I have watched finish Gossip Girl S01 at last! took around two months to finish watching the whole season, since sem break =X . No it's not that the drama is boring or anything, in fact I heart GG ^^, but at the same time I was watching 1 anime and 1 jap drama so that is why it took me so long to finish it. lolx .

So now I'm in Season 2. Yay. But I'm stuck at ep04 =( coz someone won't give me the rest of it unless I finish my assignment. Mean :(

my favorite characters in this drama: Blair and Chuck Bass !! :) they look so cute together. hehe. Another favorite couple is Serena and Dan :) I also enjoy looking at the different sense of fashion in each of them, especially Blair and Serena. It certainly reflects their personalities, the way they dress. I likey :)

And I kinda crazy bout Chuck Bass now. Not the looks. But he's an interesting guy and love the way he talks. Got style wei XD

You know you love me
Gossip Girl

Friday, November 28, 2008


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Just started playing Pet Society on Facebook. Quite addicted to it now XD

Love my pet, Maki-chan's outfit in Pet Society. lolx XD. It is wearing a Sad Sack shirt and Apple hat. She look so patheticbeggartarzan Cute laa. Hahaha.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Photo Manipulation and Colouring

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I found a rather interesting photoshop tutorial at Deviantart recently. It is called photo manipulation or photomanip for short. So today I spend the whole afternoon and night (well, not exactly whole..before and after classes, and after dinner) editing and doing trial and error on my model's picture, Ye Pin@Joyce which I "stole" from her friendster account hehe

The Original Picture


sketch-drawing look..i likey :D

**click for larger view

not as nice as the original tutorial, but this is one of the best result I can produce. lolx.


Special thanks to Ye Pin for being my model for this tutorial :)
Credits to Nocturnal-Devil and Cutspring from Deviantart for the wonderful and interesting tutorials :)

ps. I'm addicted to photoshop now =X

Sunday, November 23, 2008


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Was doing my marketing tutorial just now but in the end I give up because I don't know what the hell am I writing. Why must some of the questions be so blardee crappy, like those "Internet" exercises? Make your resume accessible to millions of people. Consult or for help in writing your resume. See for ideas in planning your career. Get prepared for a job interview. Also, use the Web to determine what salary you can get in the city of your choice in the United States. " It looks "fun" alright, but only when you have nothing better to do. If it's not for tutorial being part of the coursework marks, I would not care about this crappy stuff =.=

On a happier note, I've received my old class photo from k5 via email. Brings back the good ol' memories of foundation days :)

I miss my foundation year :(

The IT students of PT03

There are only 5 girls in my group, but I do not understand why do we have to stand at the back of all the guys, which result in our faces being half-blocked by them. So not gentlemen at all. Hm.

~Time passes so fast...It has been two and a half years now..~

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Diet for Fat Belly

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It is everyone dreams to own a flat belly, especially for the fairer sex as we are more self-conscious about our body image. This goes the same for me. Recently I have discovered that I have gained some extra unwanted weight due to my less than healthy lifestyle and the worst part is the weight gain goes to the belly. As a university student, I have not been able to find the time and motivation to exercise due to classes to attend, exams, assignments to rush and extra curriculum activities, all which take up most of my time here. By the end of the day, I just don't have the energy to exercise anymore.

But I have found out that a diet called the Flat Belly Diet helps to eliminate belly flat almost instantly with no extra exercise needed! It is not your regular diet plan where you can find commonly nowadays, but it is based on a new research that discovered that eating healthy fats (Monounsaturated Fatty Acids or MUFA) actually help us to lose weight, specifically at the belly area!

Now what is exactly the MUFA diet here? The five main MUFA foods are dark chocolate, oils, nuts and seeds, avocados, and olives. And yes, eating dark chocolate is the new way to lose weight! Now you don't have to feel guilty eating them next time !

Interested and want to know more about the Flat Belly Diet? Then check out their website now!



Friday, November 21, 2008

1 Litre of Tears Drama

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I have just finished watching one of the most famous J Drama ever, 1 Litre of Tears. Well you can guess from the title already that it is a freaking sad story, especially towards the end. But it's really touching though :) Cause you'll feel that you'll learn a lot from Aya's words and also feel her helplessness while facing this incurable disease.

"Right now if I don’t write down the things in my heart, tomorrow..then I would forget it and it will dissapear..”

Aya with her supportive and loving family

Synopsis: 1 Litre of Tears (1リットルの涙 Ichi Rittoru no Namida) is a Japanese television drama by Fuji Television about a girl who was diagnosed with a disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration when she was 15 years old, and was able to continue her life until her death at the age of 25 years old.

The plot is based on the true story of a Japanese girl named Aya Kito (木藤亜也 19 July 1962 - 23 May 1988), who had the same disease.

She kept writing in her diary to remember her experiences until she could no longer hold a pen.

Aya simply wished to live until the end of her life, and the purpose of writing in the diary was to remind herself to not give up.

Her diary 1 Litre of Tears was published shortly after her death. It encouraged many people, healthy or diseased, because of its inspiring and courageous messages.

One of the very few dramas which manage to make my eyes teared while watching it T.T

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Starbucks Study

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JLPT exam is just 3 weeks away from now, and due to the freaking hot weather these days which drove away our mood to study, Jo and I decided to pack our laptops, books etc. and head over to Starbucks because there's air-con, fast Wi-fi access and nice comfy sofas to sleep on to study.

Ordered Green Tea Frappuccino. Let me clarify that I'm not a fan of Starbucks (cause to me is a waste of money) but green tea frappuccino has got me addicted, I think. Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino is indeed a Matcha Japanese green tea blended with milk and ice. ( highly recommended: do not add the whipped cream). I likey :)

Back to study mood. We were so serious in studying that Jo can't help but smile proudly to herself. Haha.


Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Q&A Session Time!

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Have been tagged by Kang Yong.

Instructions:Remove 1 question from below and add in a personal question, make it a total of 19 questions. Then tag 8 people 3 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

1. What is it that bothers you the most?
currently,my future,training and studies. And also dealing with unreasonable people.

2. What is your most favorite thing to do?
Designing, blogging and improving my photoshop skills.

3. What is the motto of your life??
err dun have. I will forget them easily.

4. What will you do when you're feeling angry/disappointed with someone?
Haha. Read my blog and you'll know. But it varies from how close I am to that person, and whether is he/she is worth to be called a friend.

5. What is the most important thing to you?
My family, God and people who are close to me.

6. Do you believe you can survive without money?
Of course not! Money is everything to survive in this harsh world.

7. Are you afraid of pain ?
what kind? physical pain of course yes la. emotional pain it depends.

8. What do you feel like doing right now?
hmm.. shopping? going back hometown? studying for JLPT ?

9. If there’s someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
Dun think so.

10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you
Err.. good ah? He's friendly, helpful and a good friend. Haha.

11.What is your 5 most passionate thing at this moment?
Studies, JLPT, designing, aerobic, earning money through blogging XD

12. Do you think friendship important than loveship?
Both are equally important to me.

13. If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Salmon? Sashimi if possible. Healthy and my favourite =D

14. If you had a choice to be rich or happy, which one would you pick?
Happy is better. What's the point of being rich but you're not happy.

15. What is the most expensive present you give before?
Bought a bag for someone's birthday recently. lolx.

16. How do you see yourself in 10 years time?
Erm.. hopefully I'll have a good and stable career by then, hopefully in Singapore. lolx

17. What is the one thing you love about yourself?
I appreciate what God has given me now :)

18. Do you consider yourself as selfish? Give evidence.
Yes I have. I've always acted without thinking sometimes, and my actions may hurt someone when I'm not aware of it. No need evidence la.

19. What do you hope to change in yourself to be a better person?
Quite a lot. My laziness, hot temper, lack of patience and shyness.

Lucky people:
1. Jo
2. Sam
3. Maine

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Xbox 360 Red Light Repair

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The Xbox 360 is a killer gaming machine, that no doubt, takes gaming to new levels beyond any other console in existence! But the only issue which the Xbox 360 faces (and it is one of Xbox gamers worst nightmare) is the red ring of death.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


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**warning** this post contains excessive usage of foul words and unstable emotion.

Just found out something. Well, my patience has reach its limit. I think I have had enough of this. I do not wish to spend my remaining one and the half year in university feeling stressed up and angry over some immature bitch person. I've put up with this bitch person's actions long enough no matter how she treat me. Enough is enough. I want to leave mmu with happy memories, not bitter memories. It is not worth it!

SM . that bitch . Some people who really get me angry and want to make life harder should

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, and forget about the ones who don't.."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Of Cooking and Design

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Cooked stir fried noodles for lunch today for myself and Grandpa. Got sick of eating outside food, so my mum gave me instructions the night before, and I just followed XD. My first attempt :)

stir fried noodle + veggie + burnt
sausages.. yumm ^^

Grandpa complained it is too dry >.<'' . Yea, I admit it too that I didn't add enough water. But I'm glad that I'm learning how to cook more and more dishes as time goes by :)

Oh, by the way, I've just learn a new "skill" on how to create Web 2.0 Logo using Photoshop.

web 2.0 logos

This is my first experiment XD. I created a simple logo for my blog. Haha. Looks fugly.


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