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eleven days of goofing off

Curses! I hath been summoned by the Office to cut my leave short. Will be flying down to Singapore this Friday to storyboard for Nickelodeon’s new promo. Dear Skip sugarcoated the proposition by saying we could go shopping there, but seeing as we’ll be returning on the same day, methinks there not be any time for leisure.. nevertheless, it’s my first time being sent there though – something new to experience!

I had a really good week – it’s been so nice to be able to live leisurely with the family and relax and do my own thing. Have been asked several times by others if it’s been boring here, being away from hustle-n’-bustle of city life. NAW! There are plenty of things to do here. I have thus far kept myself entertained throughout the week with

9 hours of butchering Beethoven on the piano
2 books read
A fantastic day with gorgeous big sister Mel
Wandering around town with Mum
Watching CJ7 (aduhhh jayus sihhh)

BEHOLD! Ribbons and angpaus tied to plants.. crafty geniusness!

Decorating the house for CNY
Many hours of visiting relatives
Helping papa in the garden
Running errands
Working through Phoenix Wright

He likes you too.

Painting an androgynous person
Plenty of TV watching
Massive amounts of eating
A bout of flu

and tomorrow, some cookie baking! Then setting off for home on Thursday. Feeling quite sorry to leave and trudge through the mundane routine of normal life again.. but at least I can always return the next long holiday.. my leave permitting. Ah! To be a student again!

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home for the holidays

SURPLISE!

‘Tis the time of festivities once again, and as with the tradition, a wallpaper to commemorate the year – the Red Packet Mouse! Heaven help the child who opens this angpau.

Hooo! Am back in Melaka with the family for the Chinese New Year, on a glorious 2-week leave. I really hadn’t realised that the last time I returned here was during the last CNY.. golly, is it me or was last year just the quickest one ever?

Having 2 short weeks of liberty here, (besides indulging in miscellaneous hobbies) I mean to work on some freelance and portfolio works. My blessed laptop, as some of you might remember, is still, still out of commission.. so I copied files from my PC into an external hard disk the night before I left, intending to bring it with me to be continued on the computer here. Made sure all files were in order, materials, needed software etc were all copied, and bundled my little Wacom tablet in my bag. All set!

And now I sit here, tablet pen in hand, realising that yes indeed, I am missing something.

My external HD!

Argg.

Argggggg.

online driving tests and rescuing kittens

There was an article in The Star Online today about thousands of students cheating on the prerequisite online theory test for the L driving license. For an amount between RM100-400, someone can take the test in their place, or rig the computer system to pass them.

All I can say is.. you can take Highway Code tests online now?! Golly! Gone are the days of waking up at the crack of dawn to sit ticking off answers on paper in a stuffy classroom. How do you know students sitting for tests online aren’t referring to answers in books at home anyway? Will have to ask a younger cousin about this.

Earlier this week, my home once again experienced the warmth of a kitten for a night. Erico rescued a shivering little baby cat trapped in a car engine parked next to his at work, and rang me up to decide what to do next. Seeing as the kit’s mother was nowhere to be found, it was dark, cold and raining heavily, and other cats were bound to bully it, we decided to have it stay for the night at my place where it would at least be fed and kept warm for a while.

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At first, the little cat was rather wary of all the attention (especially after I gave it a bath to scrub out all the ticks) but after a while it warmed up and became quite affectionate. Made a little nest for it in a bucket placed sideways, where it curled up and went to sleep after a bout of playing. It woke up and mewled several times during the night though, and we had to get out of bed, feed it and pet it back to sleep. I’ve never tended to babies at night, but I’m guessing this is somewhat close how it feels haha. The little kitten even burped after it was fed. GAAA! You simply must hear a kitten burp. It will knock you over and kill the monsters under your bed with its sheer cuteness.

The next morning, Eric took the little kitten back to his workplace, where he found it. It had disappeared by the time he got out for lunch, so we’re hoping it’s reunited with its mum.

It might sound rather crazy, taking a kitten in for a night and leaving it at the same place the next day – but I’d like to think that at least for one cold rainy night, it had somewhere warm to sleep and eat. It’s quite heartbreaking to think of a little month-old kitten shivering in the cold, all alone and hungry.. so bad night’s sleep and all, I’m still glad that we did it. Hope the little kit is managing okay now.

Oh! How I wish my two cats were with me once again!

Work has been quite leisurely as of late because a project has just ended and a new one has yet to begin, so I spent a rather nice day painting a line sketch. It’s not really finished yet but here’s a preview of the face:

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Her lips were originally paler, but I had to fix the colour because Aaron said it looked like she was foaming at the mouth. Such constructive criticism!