Saturday, April 30, 2005

Another team picture...

Look at the camera.. and now... show me those sexy muddy legs... Posted by Hello

GSA Oozfest Team

Alrightie... everyone still looks alive, happy and kindda clean.. get back to the mud pit!! Posted by Hello

look up!

Concentrate everyone... don't miss the ball this time!~ :P Posted by Hello

Ready.. set... don't look at the photographer!!

Ready guys?? Xun.. pay attention to the game not the camera!~!~ Posted by Hello

to the Mud pitt we will go...

Today's the annual volleyball + mud + UB community + friends + somewhat chilly weather = Oozfestat at UB... though it was sprinkling rain throughout the day... I think it adds to the already cold, wet, muddy theme. Yours truly was not signed up for some mud time this year, but... I was the official cheerleader/photographer for the GSA team! Needless to say... I was squeaky clean the entire time! Posted by Hello

more from Hitchhiker...

Alan Rickman who does Professor Snape in Harry Potter is the voice for Marvin... a manic depressive robot... who is soooo cute!!! Ollie... you promised me a Marvin... I expect a Marvin!!~!~ Posted by Hello

off to a galaxy... far far away....

It's Friday night... and another happy hour at the Steer again... after that... off to the movies... a must see for everyone... the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I absolutely adore Martin Freeman... remember him in Love Actually.. the guy in the nude scenes who was such a gentlemen (there's a sentence you don't hear a lot!)... warming up his hands before placing them on her *insert bodypart here* and he appeared briefly in Shaun of the Dead. As Arthur Dent, the new hitchhiker-to-be.... he was brilliant... robe, towel and all.. you gotta see to movie to understand :P Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Rushdie in UB

Salman Rushdie was in UB tonight... part of the Distinguished Speaker Series for this academic year. At about 6pm, before his scheduled lecture in Alumni Arena at 8:00 pm, there was a small reception for some of us V.I.P guests (a big thanks to Steve, Shaokang and the rest of the GSA for the invite!) at the Marriott Hotel. I was excited to meet him, imagine that... briliant, controversial writer with a deadly fatwa (a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar) placed upon him more than a decade ago & being one of the significant novelist in the reception scene in Bridget Jones's Diary. We got pictures taken with him by a professional photographer... which reminds me... I had better find out how to get my hands on a copy of that. Oy to Ollie... don't forget... we want that picture!!

Meanwhile.... here's an attempt of a decent picture of Rushdie from my camera during his lecture... I wondered why didn't I take close up pictures when I met him earlier at the reception?? Well, I had a drink in one hand and a plate of strawberries on the other... I could not have possibly put the drink down let alone the strawberries going to waste!! Gimme another pair of hands and maybe I could have gotten more pictures... anyway, Mr. Rushdie was whisked around the room by the event coordinator and photographer :P

Mr. Rushdie's lecture was inspiring... he was great... lots of laughs among the crowd and amidst all that laughter.. throw in a couple of bits of critical thoughts. He portrayed a very comical side of himself... shared some of his earlier works which were very funny. One of my favourite moments from his lecture was taken from one of his books, The Moor's Last Sigh which he considered as an accomplishment to have even penned down a love scene. Managed to also nicked a couple of autographed books of Rushdie; Midnight's Children, The Moor's Last Sigh and Haroun and the Sea of Stories. My summer reading list... not forgetting ofcourse, the 6th installment of Harry Potter!! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Got tickets!!~

Today was ticket presales for Michael Bublé's 2005 tour... and I just had to be the first to get my hands on tickets for his concert. Since I missed getting good tickets for the concert to be held at the Hummingbird Centre - Toronto (Think about it... Bublé and Dim Sum in one trip?!) , I thought maybe I would go to the one at Mohegan Sun - CT (Claire would have loved to go to this one since it's so close to her.. sorry, not heading there now :P ), or even the one to be scheduled at Beacon Theatre - NYC (A reason to head to the city and go see dear Jerry!)... luckily, they added more concerts in more cities and Buffalo is on the list!! Could not have been happier with the tour schedule... 8:00p.m., Sunday - July 10th, Shea's Performing Arts Center... come faster!! Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Opening presents...

Tear them wrapping paper AMY.. we all want to see what you got!! Posted by Hello

All the guys...

And here's a picture of all the guys... look at the camera! Posted by Hello

All the girls...

Here's a picture of all the girls at Amy's birthday surprise party... it's her day and she so deserved the middle seat with the UFO light fixture over her head :P Posted by Hello

haPPy birTHdaY aMY!!

Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday dear AMY...
Happy Birthday to you!!

Almost all of us at IA surprised AMY at her house today to celebrate her day! Amy's husband, Leslie had planned and organized all of it... great job Leslie!! Posted by Hello

Thursday, April 21, 2005


*click on the picture to make it bigger

From the STAR newspaper - April 22nd, 2005
(Not yet updated online on the STAR website as I am posting this piece - I beat the news Eastern Standard Time)

My dear sister, Sharon... Mount Holyoke College alumnae... is in the news!! We are so PROUD of YOU!! HHmmm... not so sure I like the BRAINY part of the article title :P "DOUBLEY" PROUD OF YOU!!! I wonder who took that lovely picture of Sharon at graduation?? ME!!!

Thanks to Uncle Dale who reads the Star paper early in the morning... ... thanks to Uncle Jimmy who scanned the newspaper cutting and thanks to DAD who emailed it to me.
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On another note... the writer of the article did not in any way asked for permission to use Sharon's picture (*ahem.. copyrights reserved Sherene Cheah) nor the use of her name. Seeing that her name was used for this publicity stint by the school, we think that it should be clear that we do not in any way endorse it.Posted by Hello

Sharon's here to stay!!

Sharon's interview with the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo yesterday went well... they called her back today for a follow up. I drove her there.. waited in the car for an hour.... anxiously. The moment she got into the car beaming with a great big smile... I knew that it was good GREAT news!! So it's official!! She got the job!! This means she is staying on!! Chele, Sharon & myself had a few rounds of Sangria to celebrate the happy news. Love you lots sis!! *muaks... Posted by Hello

Monday, April 18, 2005

say a little prayer for me...

The picture says it all.. I am swamped with assignments!!~ Plenty of papers to write and presentations to get ready for... it's crunch time!! Please say a prayer or two for me as I struggle through this coming weeks!! *yipes...

p.s: Blogging sessions will still go on... however frequent?? We will see for the time being!! Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 17, 2005


more pics from my little garden... Posted by Hello

sher's green thumb..

My daffodills are in full bloom!!~ The Campanulas are already in its beautiful lavender color and the tulips are about to bloom as well!~ Lovely spring time...Posted by Hello

nite out...

Last night.. Peter & I went to Pearl Street brew for the CEP GSA happy hour. We met up with some friends - to name a few, there was Ollie, Dan, Molly, Henrick, Kelvin, Patricia, Jillian, etc. The Bandits (Buffalo Lacrosse team) were having their post-game party (7os themed) there as well & the band, Urban Renewal were playing and it was just nice to do nothing but hang out with a drink or two! Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 16, 2005

everyone smile!!

Here's the entire IA staff.. from left to right... Tam, Ming, Amy, Sherene, Marie, Lyrie, Wojtek, Beth, Young Sang & Steven.
*missing in action... Aki & Wei. Posted by Hello

cut the cake..

Cake time... Beth & Bob did not want to know what the baby's gender... that explains both the pink & blue on the cake! Posted by Hello


Although we had not much time to train the guys... they did well with the OOohhss & AAaahhhss when Beth opened her shower gifts!! Posted by Hello

Family picture..

Here's the expected mother (Beth) and father(Bob) with little Nicholas!! Posted by Hello

Marie & Kenny

A big thank you to two of our lovely hosts, Marie & Kenny... and a Happy Big 50th Birthday to Kenny this Sunday (17th)!! Posted by Hello

Smile for the camera

Come on Tam... join in the picture with Amy & I and smile! Posted by Hello