Monthly Archives: May 2009

A painful night, but nevertheless…

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27-May-2009 will always remain a painful memory for me; how Manchester United was outclassed by a superb Barcelona side. At the first ten minutes, the Red Devils looked like they are going to eat Barcelona up. After Samuel Eto’o scored the first goal, it was as if somebody turned on a switch and all the players in white died. It was a case of watching 10 headless chickens trying to overcome the Spanish players.

But looking back at our season, it was a season of champions, a great season which any team would love to trade theirs for. We are fortunate we are not Newcastle, whom after a bad case of management, are now languishing in the Championship. We are fortunate we are not Manchester City, whom after millions are spent on, are, at best, a team of mediocrity. We are fortunate we are not Liverpool, whom, after 19 years, are still singing the same song; “NEXT YEAR WILL BE OUR YEAR”.

And speaking of Liverpool, I was at a restaurant watching the game with a few friends from church. Amongst them was a Liverpool fan. Throughout the game, he was taunting / mocking Manchester United. I was keeping quiet, of course, channelling whatever support I could to our struggling team. At the end of the match, this guy was so happy that Manchester United lost, and went on his usual rant. I simply said to him “Well, at least Manchester United was in the finals, and not Liverpool”. Another friend added “Yeah, and we won the premiership. What did your team win?” The look on his face was priceless, and his reply was class… he had nothing to say. HAHAHAH.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BARCELONA. ON 27-MAY-2009, YOU WERE THE BETTER TEAM AND DESERVED TO BE CROWNED CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 2009.

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The Public Transport

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here’s a great website (in english, yay!) for reference of the public transport (trams, buses, etc) here in Bratislava or in other places in Slovakia. one thing fantastic about the public transport here, is that they have a schedule, and so far from my own experience, it’s 90% accurate. so we can plan and save time and don’t need to wait FOREVER!!! there’s none on the trains though… still figuring out. 

http://www.imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/?w=2e25212e36212c28〈=en

3rd year anniversary

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today is our 3rd year anniversary… how time has flown! we’re closer to being 3 decade old, Arielle will be 2 years old this year… and then some. 🙂 

our journey together started on May 19th where we registered at Putrajaya, and then church ceremony and reception on May 20th. happiest day of my life as i committed myself in front of God and loved ones to my beloved friend and now husband. 

look how thin we were!

look how thin we were!

saya janji saya akan masak dinner sebaik yang boleh

saya janji saya akan masak dinner sebaik yang boleh

husband and wife lawfully

husband and wife lawfully

finally after more than 1hr's gruelling torture from the 'chi-mui's

finally after more than 1hr's gruelling torture from the 'chi-mui's

kiss the bride

kiss the bride

after the kiss... KC the cameraman caught the moment

after the kiss... KC the cameraman caught the moment

church ceremony

church ceremony

the front crew

the front crew

family pic

family pic with a few members MIA

cheers

cheers

so, how is married life so far? hmm… good; i can say that just within these 3 years, we’ve experienced a lot; one of the obvious reasons is because of Arielle and the shift here to Bratislava. life is different being a married couple and not staying with our family, more different when we have Arielle, and even more different when we’re in a different country. but i suppose we’ve been independent since our uni days – we’ve learnt and shared a lot together and this has taught us to depend on each other and on God. 

it’s without a doubt by God’s grace and favour that we are where we are today. we’re also always surrounded with good people – those who have given us wise counsel and those who have always made themselves available for us have in one way or another have tighten the bond in our friendship and consequently our marriage. i pray that in 50 or 60 years down the road, we’ll still be able to maintain the love, trust and faith we have for each other … by much of God’s grace and goodness inevitably. 

I LOVE YOU AYLWIN LEONG! BLESSED ANNIVERSARY DEAR!  

muah!!

muah!!

B@by T@lk

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With one month plus or so before we go back to Malaysia for our summer holidays, I thought maybe I’d write a post on Arielle’s vocabulary. Mind you, she knows more than she can speak, but it’s just so cute to hear her talk. Here’s a list of words that she is able to say very clearly as of today (some words needs to be coerced out of her):

Papa (daddy)                    

Mama (mummy)                             

Popo (grandma)                              

Tutu (grandfather; actually it’s kung kung, but for the life of me…)

Mum mum (eat)             

Nenen (milk)                                    

No                                                         

Mai (don’t want; hokkien)

Ai (want; hokkien)          

Chotto (wait; Japanese)               

Hai (yes; Japanese)                        

So des (that’s right; Japanese)

Car                                        

Bike                                                      

Flower                                                 

Chu chu (train)

Tater (water)                    

Juice                                                     

House                                                  

Bee… bite

Pain pain                             

Bus                                                        

Wabbit (rabbit)                                

Bird

There!                                 

Hi                                                           

Bye                                                       

Baby

I no nu (I love you)         

Shoes                                                   

Shh…                                                    

Cheng Jacket (wear jacket; hokkien)

Reading the list of words that she can manage cannot begin to compare to listening to her say it. We hope that when you see her in Malaysia, you’ll be as charmed as we are 🙂

 

See you in July!!

P/S: Oh, she can also say ‘SEX’!!! But that means lights in her language.