Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In the news...

Got volunteered and did an interview the week before Thanksgiving break for Buffalo's Business First newpapers. They were doing a write-up on UB's ranking in the US with regards to international student enrollment. I thought the interview process was over when I hung up the phone interview, but they wanted pictures! Ick!! Managed to coaxed my dearest friends to get in the picture with me.
Thanks Mary, Philipp, Young Sang & Wojtek!!
Read on... (click on picture to make it bigger)
Business First write-up

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Happy Eatings pictures...

Here are the pictures from Pete's birthday and Thanksgiving....

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Pete with his bright M&Ms ice cream cake...

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Sharon & Chele... Nancy & Kozy with our main entrée... turkey-lurkey

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Who's at the dinner table?? From left: Philipp, Wnyz, Sherene, Kozy, Michele, Sharon, Han Wei and Grandma Gauger... Philipp getting chummy with Pinky-Flamingo!~

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Then, there's Pete and Sher... glad he caught me at the bottom of the staircase! *Phew... Nancy & Han Wei doing the D.D.R. - let the dance-off begin!!

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Chele & Nancy.... The girls and Wnyx...

Gingerbread-house decorating.... we ate a lot of the decorations!!

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Han Wei and Philipp tubing on the little slope around the backyard...

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Holiday shopping...

The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day ever in the US and the official start day of Christmas shopping and sales. Also known as Black Friday (I have no idea what the logic or history behind the term!), the stores open as early as 5:00 a.m. for a mad rush of people - kiasu bargain hunters to get their hands on anything that has been tagged as a SALE item.

I never ever made it out for Black Friday morning - the day after Thanksgiving for me is the day to relax after a previous day of full cooking, Macy's parade watching and eating. On Black Fridays, I usually have the tv channel turned on to college football games - Longhorns vs. Aggies. Longhorns win ofcourse!!:P !

This year was an exception, I actually woke the gang up at 6:00 a.m., and we all managed to get out of the door by 7.20 a.m. where the sales have already been busy in progress. Philipp wanted to get a couple of electronic stuff and we all decided to go see what the big fuss on shopping was. I guess lucky for me and Michele, we both got each other Christmas presents. So, cross her out of my shopping list! Everyone got a bit of shopping done - though there were some extreme shoppers trying to redeem their $10 coupon from selected stores before it ends at noon. They were making a bit of a ruckus at the cashier and Peter and I were next in line. People and holiday shopping craze!~

Thanksgiving break...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...

Hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving... we had 23 people this year at thanksgiving lunch/dinner (we started early :P)

It was great to see all of Pete's cousins, aunts and uncle together will all our friends around the dinner tables.

Haven't yet uploaded all the pictures from Sharon's camera.. gotta go chase her down! *wink...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Birthday Love...

It's a special day today, it's lovey's birthday...
Wished I could have been to see you earlier like you want me to but..
you will get to see me and the gang in a couple of hours!
Happy Birthday Pete!~!~
Love you lots!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Matt's Day...

Happy Birthday Matt!!
Many happy returns of the day and we miss you so much!!
Can't wait 'till you are home for Christmas!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Oh, Canada...

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University of Toronto... Katia and the color wheel...

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Philipp, Katia, Sher & Carl - Canadian Falls...

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Philipp & Sher... Falls at Night...

Shaq in Toronto...

Saturday night, downtown Toronto - entertainment district... club Vegas on Richmond and Duncan - saw Shaquille O'Neal. More updates to come...

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Friday, November 18, 2005

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Right before Thanksgiving break... snow showers, movie #4 - Goblet of Fire, 2 hours and 30 minutes run time... enough said!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

In the library...

It's 5:00 p.m. on a rainy Tuesday, I'm in the library and have been trying to read this article for class tonight. I'm stuck on the third page and after the fourth attempt of re-reading... I give up and decided to write a posting :P

Almost the end of yet another semester, which can only mean one thing... final research papers and presentation. Not looking forward to any of them!! Just checked the student calendar and last day of classes is December 9th.. that's like less than a month away. Talk about crunch time!!

I looked to my right and there sits Yan, on the next computer with her thinking cap on - typing away. She must know what our class readings are all about. She is definitely more ready for tonight's class than I am. La di da di da.... better get back to my readings. Two hours till class begins... 2 hours and 40 minutes till class is over... 15 minutes till I reach home... can't wait!!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Sabres game...

Just got some pictures from Boris from last week's Sabres game.. unfortunately, they lost to the Canadiens 2-1. Allez allez Canadiens!~!
Buffalo Sabres vs. Montreal Canadiens at HSBC Arena.

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Sher, Wojtek and Louis at the game...

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Traeasures in the basement...

I was down in the basement looking through some of my yet-to-go-through boxes - things treasures that I accumulated over the years. In particular, I was looking for my secret stash of black pilot gel-pens. Found the pens... in addition to that, I also found some other sentimental keep-sakes from living away from home (Penang & Buffalo) and travels.

I found this cassette which Minah and I tracked down and purchased back when we were living in Hawaii. Many of the local radio stations and in particular, KRTR (Krater)-FM constantly played this catchy Hawaiian reggae tune which Minah and I was hooked on. Funny thing was that we had no idea who sang it and what the title of the track was. All we knew was the chorus line which we managed to sing it to the music cd/cassette seller on Dukes Lane by Waikiki. Our singing pulled through and we got the song we wanted - This Good Thing by Reality. Check them out!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Raya wishes...

Wishing all my Muslim friends back in Malaysia and abroad a Selamat Hari Raya!~!
Salam Aidilfitri!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Celebration of Lights...

Wishing all my Indian friends back home and around the world a Happy Deepavali!~