The Greatest Experience Part 2

This is a continuation from here.Β  As I’ve said, National Service has been one of the greatest experience that I ever had because of many events that happen in my life in just 3 months time in camp and often, it made me wonder, on how and why I DID NOT actually realized the most important person in my life.

But now, I could just… thank God that I do πŸ™‚ ! Because I realized who do I talk about all the time in camp, who is the one whom I miss the most, the one whom I first think of when I broke down and cried because I was so sad and most of all, the friends whom I have been thinking about. It amazed and surprised me in so many way on how, some friends that I wasn’t even close to or used to be close to, came into my mind :).

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The question that was commonly asked to me after knowing that I went for National Service was, “OH! How was it?!” And my answer is and will always be:

Great. It was one of the greatest experience in my whole lifetime. No doubt! I would encourage you to go for it if you are selected!

And NO, the answer of mine was not out of hypocrisy, in fact it is from my heart. I kept a diary when I was in camp for 3 months and I wrote down the every single day activities and happenings of my life. I just read it back a few days ago and haha, I was laughing and at some point, I could feel my anger building up again [and will elaborate more later πŸ™‚ promise!].

I promised my close friends to allow them to read it [in front of me that is] before I left for National Service and none of them have actually read it now. And now, do sit back and enjoy reading this post about my life in National Service for 3 months.

The blue pen ink stain.

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So what exactly do we do in camp? I know what’s on your mind! This one:

Yes, we have marching. But to be very honest, I’ve only marched as much as twice or thrice. Haha! Except for those who are selected for the inter-company marching competition of course :D.

In National Service, we attend classes. Specifically, Character BuildingΒ  [CB Class] classes and Kenegaraan [what do you call them in English?!] [KN Class]. I prefer Character Building over Kenegaraan anytime.

A teacher on a student’s lap πŸ™‚

In CB class, they taught us about ourselves and the people around us. They taught us how to bring out the best in ourselves and the best in others. In this class, you will find another side of yourself. This is when you realized that, what would you do when you do not have your family, friends and the people whom you know with you.

And most of all, it has brought out the best in ME and I have yet to bring out the best in others :), could someone just tell me if I did?

Cikgu Chong with Yee Ling and I.

In CB class, we have around 30+ students [depending on the number of people in the camp] and in the class, we are separated into a few groups. And every day, we will select a new leader for the group, so that each and everyone of us will have a chance to speak up in class.

And not only that, if you refuse to speak up, they will make sure that YOU DO :D. Haha! And I was one of them. It’s not that I don’t want to speak up la, but I actually had phobia of speaking in front people whom I do not know! I’m also afraid of saying stupid things you know.

I still remember the very first time I was called out in class by Cikgu Shah 1 in CB 4 to express my opinion about the class. I was so shock that I took a more than 30 seconds to stand up. When I was at the front, I was so nervous. I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY!!! *Shrieks!*

My first favourite teacher, Cikgu Shah 1 and I on the last day of CB 4Β  πŸ˜€

Finally, I said whatever that came to my mind and I was expecting people to giggle and all [boring faces and yawns?], but surprisingly, they all clapped their hands and I was even told that I can speak very, very well! πŸ˜€ Hahaha!

So, what I’ve learnt from it is that, things are not as bad as it seems sometimes :).

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Do you know how in school where you are trying to explain yourself and your teacher just cut you off and will not let you say a single word anymore? Do you know how does that feels? And NO, I’m not kidding about this, but it has happened to me before.

When I was in Convent, I was not given a chance to speak up, to participate in any or whatever freaking competitions [Uhh have I?! Other than the Maths Quiz and the water rocket thingy?] and I was always shut down in Convent and I was ALWAYS the WRONG one :).

I didn’t know what are my abilities until I went for National Service. And NO, I’m not kidding you :).

In camp, we are taught to stand up for ourself, to be firm on what we believe and most of all, knowing when to be deaf to opinions. At least in camp, I know that I was not shut down and most of all, the teachers there showed us that each and everyone of us can speak up and have showed us the hidden talent in everyone of us :).

Saiful and I, emcee of the Malam Citra Puisi.

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As for Kenegaraan class, I won’t be writing about it too much as I don’t really like it =\. In fact, it’s really, reallyyyyyyyyy boringggg! -_____- The only fun part is the community service and it was a sad thing that we did not have the chance to visit the old folks home 😦 Sigh!

But, the best thing is that they brought us to the Sepang International Circuit [SIC][I’ve never been there before haha!], Jabatan Pertahanan and all, ok, don’t remember so much! =| But it was not too bad la overall :D.

L-R: Vinnie, Choo Sien, Me, Even

That’s us at SIC and do you know how much are the seats that we are sitting on! They cost RM500 per day for a seat!!! And I feel so lucky because I can sit on this RM500 per day seat for free hahaha! Somemore that day got this don’t know what motorbike performance, not bad .

Behind us was actually the rooms where VIP-s sit and watch the whole performance for RM1000Β  per day -.-”’ Tell you what, I would rather watch it on my black and white TV and use the RM1000 for shopping and I can buy at least 2 Guess handbags ok!

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This is Putrajaya πŸ™‚ ! I didn’t know that Putrajaya was that beautiful! Haha! They brought us to Putrajaya to watch this rakit competition which was REALLY boring but heck, the place is nice and we can chit chat and get free cakes somemore, so we don’t really mind the boredom and KENNETH KUAN, MAY I KNOW WHY ARE YOU SITTING SO FAR AWAY FROM ME!

After my dreading darurat I wanna come here and take photos! Ee Jane, Ai Leng, Ching Yin and Porkie! MAKE TIME FOR IT!!

The cream colour one is nice.

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We went camping too and I tried to help them to set up the tents but in the end they realized that I couldn’t set up a tent because I have NEVER went camping before and all of them had [Hahahahaha! I told you I avoided camps my whole life!!] and in the end, they appointed me as the AJK Makanan & Minuman and to snap photos =| Well, that’sΒ  much better I tell you haha! πŸ˜€

No, I don’t know anything about camping so don’t ask me =|.

But I helped to make lemang! It was my first time and it’s fun actually haha! πŸ˜€

Bamboos.

Nasi pulut, santan milk.

Close up of the nasi pulut πŸ˜€

Cooking the lemang.

Ta-daaaaa! πŸ˜€ Lemang = BEST!

I like this picture a lot! πŸ™‚ Taken by Michael Mok! πŸ˜€

I NEVER like camping and had never went for one as well and avoided it as much as I could. I hated camping!! =| You know why, because WHY SLEEP OUTDOORS WHEN YOU HAVE A SOFT BED INDOORS!!! >=(

And so, I kept on telling myself that I’m going to have backache, neck-ache and all when I woke up after sleeping in the tent and it turns up to be the other way round! πŸ™‚ I feel more refreshed instead haha! πŸ˜€ Sleeping outdoors was a whole new experience but still, I prefer sleeping on my bed =p.

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In camp, we have 4 teams, the A [Alpha], B [Bravo], C [Charlie] and D [Delta] team. I was in the Delta team and you see, even in camp I love Add Maths!! πŸ˜€ And for each team, we have our own motto, tepuk-tepuk sorakan [the best one of all!] and our very own flag to represent our team identity. And mind you, if you ever lost your team’s flag [misplacing the flag], you will definitely need to be very well prepared for the consequences.

The Alpha flag with the name Bahtera πŸ™‚

Bravo’s flag with the name Kesatria πŸ™‚ I love their flag the most of all! You should see when they are doing the presentation and the audience just WOW-ed the whole time πŸ™‚ They won the first place for the presentation anyway and they totally deserved it! πŸ™‚

Charlie’s team flag with the name Kesatria as well! Haha πŸ˜€

Delta’s flag with the name Sembilu. And it’s ugly. Yes it’s so ugly and don’t come and tell me that it’s nice. I know it’s my team’s flag but what the heck, it’s still ugly! -.-” And later on someone told me that Sembilu means dalam kesakitan like what the fall la wei -.-”’

Well, whoever idea was that of course :).

You will not like to see this situation. A flag missing simply means that a team is late or they lost their flag =|…

The pangkat-s emblem that the trainees with such rank have to wear on their shoulders and it means, the more lines you have on your emblem, the heavier is the responsiblity on your shoulder πŸ™‚ Rankings in the camp among the trainees:

Rank 1: Penghulu, Penghuluwati [Something like Head Prefect la]

Rank 2: Penolong Penghulu, Penolong Penghuluwati

Rank 3: IC Kompeni [Team Leader]

Rank 4: Penolong IC Kompeni

Rank 5: Ketua Dorm [Without an emblem πŸ™‚ ]

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We are also given a chance to join the RMAF Marathon Run and it was fun though I was running alone. NOOOOOO, actually I was with my friends and then there are too many people and then I walked too fast and was talking as well so I didn’t notice what’s going on la you know.

I only know that I’ve lost my friends when people are looking at me wondering why am I talking to myself while laughing -.-”’ So, now you know why my blog’s theme is Syiok Sendiri, because I happen to be just like that.

The starting point before I lost my friends =|.

After I err… lost them =|… And oh! We are running along the aircraft track by the way! πŸ™‚

So all the way I ran without my friends and I kept on walking/running while snapping photos [everyone was looking at me ’cause I still have time and mood for photos] and looking for people whom I know. And I met Kenneth the best friend and in the end I think either he ran faster than me or vice versa, don’t remember la =|

I tell you what, I was soooo excited when I saw the Mid Valley City signboard, I was thinking about running towards Mid Valley to walk around and then take the KTM home and… okay I’m just kidding :D…

BUT I JUST WISHED THAT I COULD SEE MID VALLEY!! =| And I know Kenneth loves Mid Valley cause he stays 5 minutes away from Mid Valley HAHAHA! πŸ˜€

Sponges, plastic bottles, paper cups.

WHEN I SAW THIS SIGN, I ALMOST FAINTED I TELL YOU! Because I remember that I heard that my category run was 10 km and when I saw this sign, I went like what the fall, 18 km!! Only to realize that it’s for another category =|

And I got number 113 out of thousands of participants in my category πŸ™‚ ! My friends whom I’ve lost reached 30 minutes later =p

MY MEDAL!!! Only top 225 get okay! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ !!! And it’s my first marathon run in my whole life!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ !!!

My precioussssssss! πŸ˜€

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We are given a chance to vote in the camp pilihan raya as well πŸ˜€ Trust me, it was fun and exciting! πŸ™‚ Haha! They put up a show everywhere with this orang gila [Seri!!] walking around, chasing after teachers [Oh goodness, anyone saw Cikgu Pet, Cikgu OUUTT and Cikgu Shah 1 running away! Hahaha!], gangsters and all, it was FUN! πŸ™‚

HAHAHA! RASUAH!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

GAYS! πŸ˜€ Hahaha! πŸ˜€

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The first time I saw this banner I was actually screaming in my heart! LOOK AT THE WORD PUISI!!! I was just like oh my gawd, PUISI?! KOMSAS? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!*Bawls* I’m here for a holiday vacation, not another shitty komsas session -_________-!!!

This is what everyone is doing when they have ceramah in the hall and the day where people actually recite puisi, sajak etc. It’s boring la ok. Sorry if this offended anyone of you =|.

But then, this puisi thingy that we expected to be shit boring turns up to be bloody hell of fun! πŸ˜€ You see, we are all seperated into groups and I ran out of my group to join the urus setia so that I don’t need to recite any puisi haha! πŸ˜€

Kenneth Kuan who is busy designing cards :). That’s how Kenneth and I started talking actually πŸ˜€ And he is the only friend whom I speak English to after Benjamin, Alloysius and Dinesh left :(.

His artwork :).

Kenneth and his masterpiece πŸ˜€

Close up of his masterpiece πŸ˜€

The 2nd masterpiece πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ !

We have the Malam Citra Puisi event in conjuction of this puisi-puisi thingy and the thing is, THIS EVENT IS FUN AND GREAT! The trainees were trained to perform the sajak πŸ™‚ And most of all, it shows the talent of many in acting, reciting sajak/puisi and the talent of all to work together and to make it happen πŸ™‚

Salim reciting the puisi/sajak πŸ™‚

Yin Lin during a practice. Yin Lin is a very beautiful and intelligent girl πŸ™‚ and probably one of the nicest and friendliest girl I’ve ever known πŸ˜€

Gays! πŸ˜€

Saiful and I as the emcee πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ It’s my first time as well haha! πŸ˜€

Some of my best friends: Li Mei, Yin Lin, Sook Yee [Bao Bei!! :D] and I πŸ˜€

Fiza, one of my best friend as well and I πŸ˜€

Shu Ping [Shopping] with her cute head band πŸ˜€ And she is SUPER SKINNY, yes skinnier than Ching Yin!!

3 of my favourite teachers who turned up that day: Cikgu Shawn, Cikgu Shah 1 and Cikgu Shah 2 and they are all not older than 25 years old πŸ˜€

Overall, it was a great and interesting event and it was not boring at all πŸ™‚ :D.

~*~

Let me tell you what we dread the most, we dread marching and having our handphones collected back =| Every Saturday 5 pm, we are given back our handphone and the following day, at 9 pm, we have to hand in our phone =|

Yana, my team IC collecting the handphones.

Last minute phone calls. Still got 2 minutes to 9 pm what!

The handphones in the box. Can anyone spot my handphone strap?! No, NOT the blue colour Mickey Mouse one πŸ˜€

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They bring us to church and the temple every week according to your religion and one Wesak day, I went to the temple together with some other Christians because, there is food and our friends are going along, so why not πŸ˜€

The vegetarian food at the temple πŸ˜€ I love! ❀ πŸ˜€

The Buddhist and some sesat-ed Christians πŸ˜€

When we first reach the temple, they gave all of us colok and air bunga, Jessamine and I [two of the sesat-ed Christians] told them that we’ve already put the colok and taken the air bunga we are Christians =| and proceed to run away so that no one come thrusting yellow strings, colok-s and air bunga into our hands =|

We are very much relieved when CD told the person in charge that we are Christians -_- Aiyo, say la earlier then we don’t need to keep on rejecting their gifts =| We don’t mean it ah, sorry =|

The secret that we will keep for life :)…

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Now, some random photos with my friends and my camp πŸ˜€

This is Benjamin and I. Benjamin is one of the straight A’s scorer for SPM in our camp and he is a really lucky guy!! Let me tell you why! He was selected for JPA scholarship, UPU and even got the offer for matriculation! Sigh, he reminds me of Zaharah who was selected for everything as well [WOMAN! I HATE YOU!! 😦 ]

I just wish that… we had more conversations.

The decoration on our dorm wall πŸ˜€

Ice-cream on a hot sunny day πŸ™‚

Fiza’s hand and the can of Coca-cola with Cikgu Pet at the back πŸ˜€ Haha! Perfect! πŸ™‚

Cikgu Pet [another favourite teacher of mine! :D] and I after canoeing :D.

Jessamine and I πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

Jessamine, my first friend from Bintulu, Sarawak πŸ™‚ I will never forget how you phone me when I was writing my diary because you left your towel in the dorm haha! πŸ˜€

Morning jog πŸ˜€

The Tesco πŸ˜€ Haha, no la, koperasi but we all call it Tesco πŸ˜€

Dinner/Lunch!! πŸ˜€ Ayam masak merah, nasi tomato, acar, oranges! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ! Best food ever!!! πŸ˜€

When you have nothing better to do πŸ˜€

My dorm mates and I πŸ˜€ And till today, when I read back my diary, I can still feel some anger [as mentioned earlier on] because I remember how this story spinner in the dorm spins up so many stories about my friends and myself and how she spins so many stories in order to gain sympathy from teachers [Oh for heaven sake!] and how she fatt hau in front of the guys *pukes* and yea, no one likes her.

This is Roza! πŸ˜€ She is a really sweet girl with an amazing voice! πŸ™‚ She is extremely polite as well. Trust me, even when she’s angry, she’ll never shout at that person but to discuss the problem in a nice way that you simply cannot be angry with her at all! πŸ™‚

Lapangan sasar πŸ˜€ !

So, that’s all about my National Service experience! πŸ˜€ I hope you all didn’t fall asleep la *.* =D

National Service is indeed and has been one in a lifetime experience for me :), therefore, go with an open heart and mind and be sure to enjoy it πŸ™‚ :D.

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And this part of the post, is about the Christmas Eve meeting with my friends and we exchanged presents. You know what, we exchange presents by picking numbers and Ai Leng and I tertukar hadiah. Haiyo Ah Lui, see la, after cerai already only got FATE haha! πŸ˜€

Ai Leng and I wrapped each other present in the car in front of each other =|

Thank you Ai Leng for the lovely photo frame, I will definitely make good use of it by putting my prettiest photo πŸ˜€

And Meow, this is what I got πŸ˜€

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Ah Lui, this part of the post is for you! πŸ˜€ Since your new Ah Pa is Porkie, therefore, you MIGHT have a little bit of his characteristics =|.

Actually Porkie’s real name is Carson. The name Porkie was given by Ee Jane I think. Because Carson sounds like Parkson, then sounds like Pork San [God of Pork], then it was shorten to Porkie =|. That’s how he was called Porkie till now la.

If you want to know why you are easily stressed up, remember, you got the gene from him.

If you ever wonder why are you such a computer/internet addict and sit until so unlady like, remember, you INHERITED the gene from your new Daddy! =|

If you ever wonder why are you so vain that each time you saw a mirror, you must whip out your camera to snap a photo of yourself, remember, you got it from it from himΒ 

If you are wondering why are you such a procrastinator, nah, look at him, you got it from him .

And if you ever wonder why do you love sleeping so much, nah, this photo is the answer to it .

~*~

And lastly, Happy New Year to everyone! πŸ˜€ Hope this isn’t too late eh? πŸ˜€ Haha !!

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25 responses to “The Greatest Experience Part 2

  1. The blog is great and it’s not boring but I wish I could view all the photos. I don’t know why my computer couldn’t load them.

  2. Kelvin: Thank u πŸ˜€ ! Maybe when the speed is better 😦 I hate slow internet speed >=( !

  3. hehe.. u did bring out de best in u.. turned up to be a better girl!
    from carson – parkson – pork san – porkie??? wow.. “kam tou tak” (canto)?
    sigh can’t see all de pics too.. very very slow… tmr only comment πŸ˜›

  4. Wei Qi: πŸ˜€ Eh really?! Thankkkk you! -Hugs!!- πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Anything is possible πŸ˜€ Hahaha πŸ˜€ Okay, will wait for your comment tomo! πŸ˜€

  5. LOL!! kenneth is gay after all!! secrets revealed >=D

    OMG WTH BBQ!! yes yes, u put my pics to good use.. i suppose ~~ =P

    medal.. tak sangka u can run o_o
    i can understand plastic bottles and cups.. but why sponge!? =.=

  6. Carson: I expected a super long comment ! =| Haha Kenneth isn’t gay la =| ! Haha! πŸ˜€ Of course I put ur pic to good use *beams* hahaha! πŸ˜€

    OF COURSE I CAN RUN OK!! >=( ISH! It’s wet sponge actually πŸ˜€ So that people can squeeze the water out of them on their face n body haha πŸ˜€

  7. i thought it would be super long too!! LOL~ kenneth WASN’T gay~ but he is now! kakakaa jk jkkkkk >=D

    wad a waste of sponge!! -.-||

  8. Carson: =| Hahaha! U men-gay-kan him is it πŸ˜€ hahaha! πŸ˜€ what waste! we pay already wan ok! though as NS trainees we paid RM7 instead of RM35 =p πŸ˜€

  9. oh!! no wonder im like that! now i only know that i inherited everything from daddy carson! hahahaha.

  10. btw, nice post about ns. i want to read ur diary! πŸ™‚

  11. wuahaha.. after 12 hours+++ finally i gotto see all de pics! how patience i’m!
    love de camp n lemang parts! de tents, bamboo, dirty mud, flags, bring back lots of memories.. hehe.. wanna go camp together? hav’t go with u be4 le..
    hehe.. de frame suits u totally! aileng aileng, i think she knew u’ll get her present! piggy frame for piggy face! wuakakaa πŸ˜›

  12. OMG.. i just realise de snowy thing on ur blog! haha.. improoved dy wor.. LOL! but still no bg.. prefer eejane’s XP

  13. haha the last batch of pictures are funny!
    long post u got there, by the way.
    see ya!

  14. CY:lol!! ah lui, be proud~ those are some rare traits u have!! >=D

    sam:those sponge still can use… u should’ve collected them and sell.. u could probably earn more than rm7 if u sell them for rm1 each xD

    Ferlynne: yeah, last batch of pictures.. quality pics.. coz im in it! =D

  15. Ching Yin: remember, all GOOD genes are from ME, all BAD genes are from daddy [carson] πŸ˜€

    sure u can read my diary! lets meet up after my dreading darurat!

    Wei Qi: YES MEOWWW! WE ARE MEETING TOMORROW OMG IM SO EXCITED WTFALL hahaha!

    jom go camp together!! if KHS ever have one la tehehe! its not a pig!! its a cow!! =|

    the snow will be here till today only hehehe

    Ferlynne: thank u thank u. see this porkie prasan already ishhh! and yes, u r just right beside me now! so hellloooo!!

    Porkie: dont prasan!! =| and no one wants dirty sponges!! =| hahaha!

  16. so clean them!! owh~ u all keep puji-ing me~ im so flattered x)

  17. sam, i just realised that ur blog is snowing! hahaha. so cute! XD

  18. eh sam! i seriously enjoyed ur post. funny! haha.
    eh but i didnt know that u were so scared to talk with ppl u dont know. i taught u will just bla out anything only. hehehe..
    πŸ˜›
    anyway 3 thumbs up for ur post! kkekekeke

  19. your blog really help me to see whats life in highschool!haha thanks for that man!

  20. I’m finally commenting =D
    And eventhough 4-5 days has pass, I still can’t see all your photos, and since some of them I already seen, and some of them is is who i tak kenal, so I malas already (= =)

    About your NS life, you already know what I think about it =P So I malas to type again =S You la meeee~~ Hehehe XD

    Except the food is really….like one of these days I will take more food picture and have my turn of turning you people upside down!!

    And Porky last picture is RIDICULOUS! It’s exactly how a human pork would sleep! /no1!! =P

  21. Carson: you might as well pick up tissue papers on the road, clean them n reuse them!! =| they are not puji-ing u la, so u dont be so prasan la πŸ˜€

    CY: no more snow now! πŸ˜€ haha thanks anyway πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ -hugs!-

    Lilian: thank u lilian!! πŸ˜€ -hugs!- i dont simply bla things out to people whom i dont know/dont know well =p unless they r friend’s friend then its ok la hahaha πŸ˜€ eh, im kinda quiet too ok T.T… sometimes la that is :D…

    Christine: no problem dear! πŸ˜€ -hugs- life in KHS is interesting everyday πŸ˜€

    Ee Jane: haihz, i see ur position in commenting semakin merosot already =p hahaha πŸ˜€ u know what’s the funny thing! only u and ee hahn are havin problem of loadin the pics on my page!! =|

    yes go take more food photo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ i love food! [*shrieks*] πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ nice leh porkie photo, got more wan, but these are the funniest la u know πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  22. hmmmm… sleeping poses seem to be an interesting topic to research on O_o

    sponge is reusable, tissue isn’t!!

    save the earth =(

  23. Carson: then u collect all the papers around! save the trees!! 😦 😦 😦

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