Sunday, December 28, 2008


This year, instead of attending Christmas Eve Midnight Mass like I always do, I spent it at the airport

My freaking flight was delayed for 2 hours due to system breakdown.

And now, am also stranded at the airport, typing this entry... why? Cause my damned flight is delayed Again!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Department's Drinkout

Half a bottle of Heneikken, 2 glasses of white wine, 2 glasses of champagne, 2 glasses vokha, and what do you get?

A drunk Melissa.


Yesterday I have attended the department's Christmas Party at Boulevard, Red Dot Building.


The theme for the night was Masquerade Night.


Before the office


Suppose to wear this hideous mask but a bird told me not to, "Get a decent mask!"


Thankfully my super nice senior has got an extra mask, so I got this instead



My fellow teammates at Hong Leong Finance audit.

Then the night finally arrived!

Fellow colleagues!


My best bitching partner, Sandy... too bad Lee Yen has gone Brunei... sob sob...miss u girl!


Lobster whisky! I thought it was pumpkin soup, but turns out to be some minced lobster dipped in whisky. Fantastic combo!




Okay, not really in a mood to blog... still pretty dizzy from last night's drinking... wanna see more pictures? Head down to my facebook!

Merry Christmas ppl!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Do you have supportive friends, families or colleague that brings out the best in you? Sometimes at certain point in life, we are so inspired to make an impact in the world, be it in career, society or life. But things don’t run smoothly because of circumstances and exacerbated with lack of support, the inspiration just gone done the drain.

Since young, I have managed to show a certain degree of curiosity and motivation which I believe may bring me to greater heights in life, but sadly such has not worked to my advantage. I thought I knew what I wanted in life but when I come to my senses, I realized the drive behind me was just pure talk without much substance.

I have always wanted to achieve something in life, something extraordinary or just for the sake of showing off that I am different! But that something is still a mystery to me.

One of my desires in life is to provide the best for my family, shouldering some of the burden and be a role model but in the end, the burden sometimes too overwhelming and cause of that, my personal goals were not achieved.

I never blame fate; in fact, I was told that fate is a lousy excuse used by people who doesn’t bother to do anything with their life, which I found it to be very true. Certain people work hard all their life, but yet they are still at the bottom of the organization and they said they are fated to be as such. Excuses? Perhaps yes, Perhaps not.

I am fated to bear responsibility of the family, fated to be born into a medium working class family where money doesn’t come by easily, fated to be the eldest daughter. No, those are not fate but facts, I am the steward of my own destiny thus I take control of my directions.

Gosh, what am I talking? Don’t bother if you don’t understand, I am not answerable to you but to myself.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Read this blog as suggested by Kenny Sia,

"there are only two ways to live your life, one is as if nothing is a miracle, and the other is as though everything is a miracle".

Albert Einstein

Powerful Quote.

I shall live my life as though everything is a miracle.

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death".

James F. Byrnes.

Will you grab the opportunity when it comes knocking on your door? To leave your comfort zone and take the road less travelled?

Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I--I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Just when you have everything in place, a plan, a formula to success, a burning desire, capital and support but

everything gone with a single answer,

"Sorry, we don't sublet half of the shop"

and the line went dead....

My heart dropped, my world almost collapsed *Metaphorically* and the desire to be an entrepreneur is gone with the wind...

Life is not a bed of roses, without failure, you cannot taste success.

Okay maybe it is not even a failure to start with since i haven't even started it. I can still pursue but now i need bigger capital and be bolder.

When the time is right and when I have executed it, I shall tell you what I am into. Small and insignificant business but if it pays the bill, it is still a business.

God, I know you are testing my endurance, strength and will. I shall persist and handle it differently for I know there are obstacles ahead of me. Thank you for the test, for I know life is not easy and I need time to grow up. Amen.

P/S: Bless my parents who are going Macau/Hong Kong tomorrow. Amen.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

7 Days

Seven more days, I shall kiss my P3 paper goodbye and hello freedom.... for a just month >.< before January kicks in and start yet another round of hectic adventure of studying, working and spending times with love ones.

These few days I have been thinking of setting up a business, a real conventional kind of business, brick and mortar not online. My online blog is running okay, with an average of sales of one bag but since everyone is picking up the trend and given the low barrier of entry, orders are pretty slow.

I slept at 4.30am this morning, no, not cause i was studying but I was too engrossed in the planning of my new business. Yesterday, i called up the suppliers and made appointments with some people who are already in the business. My budgetting is almost done but am sorting out the location. Got a few agent's contact but am hoping to sublet a small portion of the shop rather a whole shop by myself.

As i was preparing my business case, I thank Mr Marty Windle!, my P3 lecturer, somehow all the business model that i've learned suddenly makes sense! Hahhaha

I've talked to Alec about this, and he supported my decision but he sure doubts if this fire in me will keep on burning. One thing though, I wont be here to oversee the business. But if this really worked, then I have less one burden off my shoulder. I sure pray it does cause I would be investing my life savings in this, a risk that I must take or risk not taking it.

If I failed *touched wood* I still have plenty of time to rise again.

God, give me the strength and wisdom to tackle this, you have been there all this while, guiding me to the right path, now give me the strength to be brave and confident in what I see a future for my family. Amen!