Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Philipinos Alert!

Oh Gosh. I've been receiving some hard spanking from my friends ouside Penang, being so out-of-the-internet, because I didn't update my blog. She asked me why is my blog so dead. =S

Bad sign.

Cos later all my readers don't come back and I would be the only one reading my http://chinfern.blogspot.com/

Now I have to blog A LOT more. I wanted to blog all the happenings in September that I have yet to put on in my blog, but to realise it's already 30th of September when I made this decision, I'm aghast. Time flies. It really does fly. October is reaching our door step in a day's time.

Anyway, exam ended, holiday started! Double Yay-s! But I had to say bye-bye to my new Philipino friends that came for a mission trip to Malaysia during my week of exam, without a even a proper farewell. =(

However, we did have loads of fun before they parted Penang.

We went visit some places in Penang, that even a me, as a 18-year-old alltime resident in Penang, never visited before. What a shame.

Like, the Fort Cornwallis. But we didnt manage to get in, it was near closing time when we were there. I know I will go back there one day, and one of the reasons, is just to be as authentic as a Penangnite as I can be. HAH.

(No photos though. =( I didnt have my camera with me)

And Masjid Kapitan Keling too. I do passby the building sometimes, but never bother to take a look, taking for granted that it must be just another Mosque where Muslims go. When I googled it, I only realise it is the 2nd oldest mosque in Penang, and was built by Indian Muslims in the year 1891.

Some good ol' years. A good ol' Mosque. No wonder Penang can be chosen as World Heritage site by UNESCO.

While we were walking towards our place of visits, Zhan, one of my Philipino friends were impressed with how patriotic M'sians are, flying our national flag, Jalur Gemilang, all along the streets. I explained to her: It was just 'illusions', most Malaysians are not proud of country and showed her some prominent examples, like how some would choose over Starbucks or Coffee Bean over our very own Old Town.

But I forget to tell her one simple fact: Hari Merdeka was just few weeks ago. And they havn't managed to remove the flags.

We also spent some time together at the too-famous-to-be-missed Batu Ferringhi.

After some food at the Long Beach food court, we went strolling along the night market streets.

There were lots of goodies, lots of sunnies kiosk. But I like this stall best - Ferringhi Eye Condom Centre.

What a name!

Check it out when you are at Ferringghi. They have one of the funniest sunglasses one has ever seen. HAH!

They spent about 2 weeks here. Before they left, we had a dinner party at the Henson's and the guests had the chance to indugle in some good Philipino dishes. Yum!

Aaron, Me, Rina. Having a bite at our very infamous M'sian style of Rojak.

But I had an exam on the next day, time didn't permit me to stay long. So I better get all their faces taken before they go back.

They are super hyper. Photo sessions were as fun as anything. Haha.

This photo is supposed to be me and Aaron ONLY. But the rest squeezed in before the camera shutter clicked.

We wanted to be as serious as we can be, but she smiled so widely!

And the last piece before I leave.

They are too fun. I so love them! I'm sure to go to the Philipines this holiday. =)

Btw, for those who realised, oh yes, I did dye my hair.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Attention all Jay Chou's fans!

I so am one of them!

I super love Jay Chou. His talent is so impressively irresistible.

His album is gonna be out on 9th of October. Pre-order will start from 24th September. Go get his piece of ORIGINAL album soon in major records shop.

Wee..! I'm so excited about his album although I'm in the midst of my headache-ing mid-term exam. Alamak.

Here. A preview of his self-written and composed first hit 《稻香》 (Fragrant rice) from his 9th album: 魔杰座 Capricorn.

为什麼人要这麼的脆弱 堕落
珍惜一切 就算没有拥有

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡 随著稻香河流继续奔跑
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑 乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
回家吧 回到最初的美好

不要这麼容易就想放弃 就像我说的
追不到的梦想 换个梦不就得了
为自己的人生鲜艳上色 先把爱涂上喜欢的颜色
笑一个吧 功成名就不是目的
童年的纸飞机 现在终於飞回我手里
所谓的那快乐 赤脚在田里追蜻蜓追到累了
偷摘水果被蜜蜂给叮到怕了 谁在偷笑呢
哦 哦 午后吉它在虫鸣中更清脆
哦 哦 阳光洒在路上就不怕心碎
珍惜一切 就算没有拥有

还记得你说家是唯一的城堡 随著稻香河流继续奔跑
微微笑 小时候的梦我知道
不要哭让萤火虫带著你逃跑 乡间的歌谣永远的依靠
回家吧 回到最初的美好

A rather motivational orientated song. Jay Chou's songs are mostly unconventional, unlike a lot of very commercialised market-orientated love songs.

This song, adopting the country hip hop music genre, reminds us about a very simple, yet often neglected beautiful value:

Be contented with life and cherish everything you have. 知足常乐,最快乐.

A good song. Enjoy! =)

Remember: Cherish life. Everything does happen for a reason. Appreciate everything single thing you have and have experienced in life and your so-called dreadful life would miraculously turn to be just as sweet as cherry pie.

Savour your sweet pie. Bon Appétit!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Finally you can see me!

What a BIG 'finally' this is.

As promised, the video record of my performance during my KDU Idol Final.

Sorry if I made your neck long.

Note: The video didn't record the entire of my performance, but anyhow....

Enjoy! (Get your popcorns if you want. But 2 mins long only la)

That, was during my KDU Idol Final which won me the title.

Now, watch this.

This was one and half years back during my performance in high school. Yea, i know I repeated the song but my motive was to give this song a better tribute after not flaunting it well during my high school concert.

My opinion? For some part yes, I did do way better than I did in high school concert. But vocal wise, I wonder why. Haha.

Let me hear your say too. =)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vote for TAN Chin Fern

The Ultimate Prom Nite 2008 nominees are finally up on the net!

Remember the audition I went for?

After about nearly a 2 months long wait, the shorlisted participants is finally out. 2 months just for the nominees, at some point of time, I even thought that the search is silently called off, not wanting to make a scene out of the "no-potential-talent on the list" situation.

Of course that wouldn't happen! Because I'm in their list ok!

The shortlisting are on college-based. 8 person is selected for each 'Prince' and 'Princess' category.


Did you notice my name and photo?

Yes, and since this is a online voting contest, VOTE for TAN Chin Fern.

Please make sure it's TAN that you are voting, because there's another girl with the same middle and last name as mine. And is leading the votes!

Chin Fern! Gosh. Why on earth! Two person of the same name in the same competition! I didnt know my name kinda common. Of course I don't expect no one has the same name as I do but under one same roof of KDU? Very unconvincing.

But don't confuse yourself, I'm sure people will know her better with her front name, Cecilia.

I'm TAN Chin Fern. Very easily recognisable with my million-dolar-smile. =D

So, now you have read this post, you are assigned to 3 missions:

1. Vote for TAN Chin Fern
2. Vote some more for TAN Chin Fern
3. Vote countless time for TAN Chin Fern because the voting is unlimited!!

You can vote as many as you can, from the moment you online until you offline, at this link.

Remember it's unlimited voting and Aim for: TAN Chin Fern. =)

P.S Apparently, I heard that the Prom 'King' and 'Queen' has already been shortlisted earlier on and they have gone to their photoshoot in KL. The remainders are now on the 'Prince' and 'Princess'? What on earth? What's the difference in the status by the way? I don't understand. but anyhow...

Vote for TAN Chin Fern!

Terima Kasih!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Couldn't catch my breath going for more holidays!

This is a, I think, a 4 weeks late post but nevermind. Still, for your reading pleasure. =)

Rewind your memory back to when I was on holiday in Langkawi.

Right after I disembark from my Langkawi ferry at Kuala Kedah, I went straight to Alor Setar bus terminal to take a bus to Genting, to join my family for a family trip.
I been through some minor chaos before I finally settled down on the bus and have everything arranged nicely. Because there's no flexible-timed direct bus from Alor Setar to Genting.

And I reached Genting at about 10.30pm, and that's finally when my dad got his 'peace' of mind. Special thanks to Calvin and of course Christopher too for my safe and sound arrival.
My counsin and my niece joined us for this trip. And bringing along a kid on holiday, brought along some different mother-like experience, because you have to take care of her, and certainly more fun and hassle too! XD

Genting Highlands however is still Genting Highlands. Besides casino-ing, arcade-ing and theme parks-ing, it is still, casino-ing, arcade-ing and theme parks-ing.

Is just that this time around I had to play Kiddie Rides.

And be taken photos by an 8-year-old photographer.

The black shadow is my black camera strip that she didnt even realise!

After we bid good-bye the hills, off we went to A'Famosa Resort, located at the northern region of Malacca.

Then we rush off to the Safari Park for the first animal show: Elephants that make your jaw-drop.

They stand on two like humans do.

They paint, probably better than you do.
They cycle made-for-elephants bicycle.
They carry people up with their trunks;
and make them thrill.
BUT..they sometimes make them scare too.

They play football. Perhaps better than Beckham's balls. No, I mean ball.
And dunk basketball with their trunk.

Enough of games. Now let's welcome our very special appearance from Thailand to A'Famosa Safari park , Princess Singnongkhram TanaChini Feranaphoon.

She is here this time to bring us a bright dazzling smile of hers to let you feel the sunshine of Thailand with her two beloved specially transported over precious paint-fading-trunk elephants.

No la. The trunks was naturally like that.

Ok. I swear I was holding on to the two elephant trunks as tight as I can. I was so suprised and excited when I was picked by the elephant-trainers and I kept wondering what was I going to do.

And haha, I got to ride on the two entwined trunks. Hehe. Thank You elephants!

What more do you think elephants can do?

This is Ah Moi. She's has acquired a special skill with her trunk.

She specialises in

Traditional Thai Massage. And she definitely has more than enough strength than you think she has to make you 'relax'.

But she especially likes human's lower body.

Note: She's a female.

And now, see where she hits.

Yes, right there at the gentleman's you-know-where. .

Females do get horny too. Forgive her.

He could have been enjoying. Or NOT. Eh, after it's an elephant ok!

It was definitely one of the best and most entertaining elephant shows I have witnessed. =)

At A'Famosa Resort Safari, they have a wishing well. So I made a wish..

I wish..I wish..I wish..

...erm...I wish I can meet hot guys!

And I ended up having this two male rabbits jumping on me. Ahh..!

I also wish wish wish...

I wish I can be the most beautiful lady on earth..!

But then half way through, I met this male being that is more attractive than I am.

Shit. Not fair.

What happen to my wishes? I asked too much?

Ok. Sorry. Next time I'll be more moderate on my wishes and be contented with what I have now. =)

It's really interesting over at A'Famosa Safari park. Besides Elephant show and Multi-Animal show, where they have dogs, monkeys, mice, cats etc to perform for you, they also have their Bird show.

They actually train their cockatoos to recognise RM10 note. To prove this to the audience, the facilitator asked audiences to raise their hand high up holding a RM10 note and the birdie will fly to you and pick it from you.

Foolishly impressed, there goes your RM10. Haha. Actually it was really another jaw-dropping show, I mean even a 3-year-old Malaysian kid might not even know how does a RM10 note look like.

In return, you are given a painting painted by the parrots as a souvenier.

This time around, some prominent figure from Thailand made their presence in A'Famosa Safari park. I heard he is a popular Thai star from the royal family. After the end of the show, some birds on show are available for free photographs.

But this Thai star is hotter for photographs than the birds.

A lot of girls were craving to take a photo with him. So I purposely don't want. I took a photo with the handsome eagle and the caretaker instead.

There is another place that I like most in A'Famosa Safari park - The Chicken House.

It is like a mini zoo of assorted species of chickens. I always can't help being over-excited when I see the little things staying in there.

The yellow little chicks!

They super duper cute. Super duper uber cute.

They were placed at a higher platform in a very huge transparent cubical. And we can actually go in and play around with them. =)

I like these 2 photos. (above and below)
The Happiness, innocence, carefree of a kid being able to play with the little chicks.

They are so irresistably cute that I don't want to leave the place. And I hope they don't grow up. Haha.

For the next stop, we went to the Wild Wild West show. It was really awesome. The actors are good and hilarious. I can't compare them with the authentic Western version of Wild Wild West as I have not seen them. But these actors definitely gave a wonderful show professionally and entertainingly, I believe they are at par internationally.

I like A'Famosa Resort. That was my second time there but I still had as much fun as I did for my first time 3 years back. Although there were not much suprises as compared to my first visit, but I definitely did enjoy myself to the max.

Genting after Langkawi, continuos holiday fun.

Malacca after Genting, endless holiday trip!

Then, you know what?

Back to college.
Now you can bring your memory back to reality. Back to college people! No more holidays!