CGL Alumnae International Cultural Night 2018

I attended the CGL Alumnae, International Cultural Night year 2018 last year. I am proudly a student of Convent Green Lane (CGL) where I graduated many years ago.

 

A special mention of my teacher, Mrs. Tan Get Joo, who was my Chemistry teacher during my highschool days for she told me about this event and gave me ticket to access the event. Thank you so much. Seeing her again, so many years after leaving school, I had some kind of fondness towards her. Instead of feeling like her student, I felt like she was my friend regardless of our age gap. Back then when you were in highschool, there’s some kind of feeling like you need to respect your teacher because of their authority and some teachers like to instill fear, making the gap between teacher and student even bigger. Somehow after leaving school for so many years and having experienced the many pleasant and unpleasant things in the world, I don’t feel that gap between my teacher and I anymore. I still have respect for her, but not because I need to but because I want to. Being in a room with all the guests older than me, I don’t feel small at all and instead I feel we are all mutually equal.

 

Mrs. Tan was also my Rangers teacher. I was in an all girls school and being in a society like this is one of the ways we were exposed to the outside world and have access to the boys school. She was fair enough where she lectured us if some girls were out of line and misbehaving with the presence of the other gender, yet she was lenient to let us interact and have fun with them.  Rangers activities also involved a lot of types events, event preparations, life skills training and contributing to charitable causes. It also involved a lot of performances especially dancing which we prepare to perform at our own troop hosted gatherings, to represent our school and perform at other troops’ events or very rarely to compete in a dance competition. This is the part I like a lot because I’ll always join to dance and as time went by, I was choreographing for the dances. Perhaps this is why I have a certain fondness for Mrs. Tan because she gave us the platform through Girl Guides and then becoming a Ranger, to have the chance to enhance our artistic side. She probably saw my progress in dancing more than my parents would know about me being able to dance.

 

I probably paid more attention to her when she was talking during Rangers than when she was speaking in class during Chemistry. Recently I heard the saying “everyone who studied Chemistry would have heard of the saying likes dissolves like”. I’ve never heard of it before in class. Apologies to you, Mrs. Tan if you did say it but I really didn’t hear it in class before. Can’t help it that we were forced to study in Bahasa Melayu in school, which would then directly translate to “suka menghapuskan suka” or something like that, which would not make sense at all. 😄 If in English, then it means an example like water dissolves the like which is water or oil dissolves oil, which makes sense but the saying of “like dissolves like” during Chemistry class, I didn’t hear that before. It’s only now that I started making my own balm, salve and products for my skin that I am hearing these terms. Maybe I found that I didn’t have a need for Chemistry back then and was just one of those forced subjects that we needed to take, which at times I find our school studies were a waste of time, really. We weren’t allowed to choose our own subjects in school. Not cool.

 

Apart from that, the extra-curriculur activities and sports were my favourite in school. That’s the beauty of our school, CGL. It allowed us to not only gain knowledge academically but also to let us have the chance to discover our artistic talents like dancing, singing, acting, emceeing, performing and in sports.

 

Anyway, I made a video about the Alumnae event I attended. Here it is and enjoy watching :

 

Carrots’ New Clothes

Carrots, my toy rabbit, has just got a new outfit recently. It’s worn to the Penang Fashion Week on the 3rd of May 2019 in Penang, Malaysia. Such a lucky and spoilt toy rabbit, isn’t it ? I like to spoil my Carrots with nice things. 🙂

 

The outfit matches with my bespoke outfit, which I designed and made. It’s made of tafeta, which is alright for my sensitive skin and didn’t cause any allergies. With very sensitive and allergic skin, I have to becareful of what kind of fabric I wear. The only thing is that it can stick to your skin, like static, in colder environment so you need an underlayer or long stockings to prevent it from looking like it scrunged up and stuck to your skin when you’re walking. Have a look at the video to see the outfit.

 

Spring Fling Event – 23 March 2019

I attended a charity organisation’s event called “Spring Fling” on 23 March 2019. I’m not going to mention the charity organisation here because one of the ambassaders don’t appreciate what I have been doing like giving them complimentary blog posts, conducting their lucky draw sessions and all, so I just cut them out of this video. They have never paid for my services and they definitely don’t have control over what I do. Being a member of the organisation doesn’t mean that they can restrict how I run my business or make money. It’s just one of the groups in this charity, so can’t say much about the other members and having worked with other charity organisations for business and personal matters, some really do appreciate what was given to them.

Another matter I’m not happy about is the venue this event was held at. Not only could they not pay for blogging, they didn’t keep their word and communicate well. I’m not even going to mention them here, not that I’m afraid of them but rather I would not even want to give them any free advert by stating their mcb name. If some places can’t pay for a blog, then they will at least give complimentary food, beverages or products. This venue said they can provide food & beverages, but ended up this place doesn’t even freaking serve food. Macamlah, I very hadap to eat your shit food or products like that. Some will know how to give back if not the equivalent.

On that day I was going to attend the event, my Mummy cooked spaghetti which I would have very much enjoyed eating. If you have read my blog, my Mummy usually cooks Chinese cuisine everyday and only sometimes Western food. I sometimes make videos about her cooking. I missed my Mummy’s spaghetti to go to this bloody event and this place just to find out their owner have not carried out his promise. These people don’t think that time and energy is spent to attend these events and also costs like transportation to get there, parking etc.