I haven’t update my blog for so many months! The summer holiday was awesome and now that the semester starts, I’ve been busy again. I was working on a new design for my blog but I didn’t get the time to finish it; got carried away during the summer and I just got lazy and was busy with other stuff. So what did I do when I am not blogging? I travelled, I read, and I gamed on my computer and also my iPad (Final Fantasy Dimensions; previously FF3).
Summer Vacation: Bangkok
I travelled to Bangkok this summer. I have never actually explore Bangkok before; my holiday destinations have always been Phuket or Krabi whenever I visit Thailand. It is mainly because of the beach. This time, I managed to explore the city life. I love the malls in Bangkok but the street is rather smelly though. Most of the time, I travelled around Bangkok with the BTS Skytrain; It is a cheaper way to go from one city to another.
Bangkok is an interesting place. The tourists are pretty interesting too. When I was riding the Skytrain, I can’t help but hear 2 tourists arguing to each other about “ladyboys” (Thailand has a lot of Ladyboys and they are hotter than me. You really can’t tell sometimes).
Boy #1: Oh, that is definitely a “tranny”. I can tell one just by looking at them!
Girl #1: Well, how can you tell?
Boy #1: Trust me, I am an expert when it comes to ladyboys!
Girl #1: Oh…? Are you implying that you’ve been with one before? And that is why you are an expert?
Boy #1: No! I am just good at telling who’s a ladyboy and who’s not!
Girl #1: Well, it seems to me like you’re calling yourself a connoisseur of ladyboys! A connoisseur of coffee cannot truly be called a connoisseur without tasting coffees… *laughs*
And then, there are also tourists who talks about bikini waxing and how they want to wax their Forest of Dean or their botanical gardens. Riding the Skytrain could be terribly boring; eaves dropping other tourists is my favorite pastime whenever I am on the Skytrain.
Conference & Research Paper Presentation: Portugal
I went to Portugal earlier this month to attend a conference where I get to present a research paper that I had worked on with my professor and 2 other students. I went to a district called Faro for 3 days and I ended up playing at the beach after the presentation. I stayed next to the atlantic ocean; so pretty much everyday was beach time for me! And the seafood there is just delicious! Being in Portugal for 3 days is not enough. I definitely need more than a week if I travel. However, it is definitely a good 3-day escape from school…
School is hectic as usual. I am not enjoying most of the classes that I am taking this semester; I should’ve pick my courses a little bit more wisely. I am taking my final core course this semester and I’ll be done with my core courses. This semester, we have to work with a client. One of my tasks is to develop a WordPress plugin in order to allow the administrator to send SMS to all the registered users. I am also taking a database course which I enjoy; I think I am definitely learning something in this class. Those are the 2 courses that I truly enjoy this semester: the database course and my senior project.
I want to blog more often now; abandoning my blog for the past 4 months is just not cool… Sometimes I just feel like getting a new domain and start over; but then I don’t see the point of doing that since I am going to blog mostly about my personal life and some technical stuff. I was thinking that if I want to buy a new domain or start a new blog, it should focus only on one thing, either personal updates or my thoughts on everything technical. My blog is pretty much a mix of personal life and my ramblings on WordPress and my coding woes. Currently, I like it that way. I don’t think so I need a new domain or a new blog; all I need is to blog more often.
Mr. Cutie Pie
Dating life has been quite awesome and Mr. Cutie Pie is a real darling; he has been spoiling me way too much. He gave me a teddy bear as my birthday gift. When I showed him a picture of my room back in Malaysia, he noticed that I didn’t have any plushies, teddy bears, or toys. I told him that my mother does not like to get toys or teddy bears for her children; she prefers to get us story books – yes, a typical tiger mother. Mr. Cutie Pie decides to make me a teddy bear instead; he got me this when he went to the States:
Winter Break Travel Plans
I just can’t wait for the winter break; I am planning my next holiday and I need to search for cheap tickets. I am going to leave Mr. Cutie Pie for 3 weeks in December in order to travel to some mysterious island this time. Alright, it is not mysterious; I might check out Boracay island in the Philippines. Mr. Cutie Pie can come if he wants; but I have my mommy there with me. He must behave…