Sights of Kelab Golf Negara Subang

Written by Shuyi aka Lavender at 6:40 pm

Last Friday, 30th of April, is probably my last or one of the last few visits to Kelab Golf Negara Subang (KGNS). Lately things seems to happen in the beginning of the month and end with it… Anyway, back to the topic, this is the place where I attended law classes for the past three years or more.

My first time there was when I was attending extra law classes for my A-levels examinations. I was studying in KDU then but we had extra classes there instead. From then onwards, I’ve always attended classes there with the late Mr A (I actually thought twice about linking this back to my post about the terrible loss. It’s not something that I want to remember but it’s also a memory that I want to hold on to dearly. Therefore, in the end, I’ve decided it should be reminded despite the pain), the awesome teacher which made me abandon college, Uni and other learning institutions.

KGNS

Such a place with so many memories which has found its way to be part of me must be made into something more permanent, more solid and vivid for I may never go back again and it will eventually be a place that only exist in my mind and imagination. What better way to concretise this treasured memory than a post and pictures of this place?!

Memoirs of the days in KGNS begins after being stuck in a jam for sometime:-

Camwhored while stuck in jam and waiting for the traffic light to turn green on LDP. It’s a bit blur but it’s the blurriness that makes me like this picture much. Don’t know why…

I'm on my way...

The Drive In. After being greeted by the arches of the KGNS entrance, we’ll be greeted by the guards. Sometime they will let us pass without stopping us but sometime they’ll ask our purpose of going into the club (most students are not members of the club).

When they do ask, we’ll often have to stop at a place near the arches to register ourselves and place a placard stating ‘VISITOR’ on our dashboards. If we’re in luck, we don’t have to go through the hassle, be it they are out of ‘VISITOR’ placards or that they’re just plain lazy.

Than it’ll be a peaceful drive into the club with green scenery on both sides…

on my rightand right again...

on the right (above) and the left (below).

on my left

In front, you’ll be greeted by two rows of trees, saluting while you make your way in…

saluting trees

Not a very clear view of the saluting trees but it’s there. And yes, I was snapping while driving but I was driving REAL slow… And there’s hardly any cars.

After a while, you’ll see two buildings, the main building where the restaurants and ballroom is located, and the not-so-main building.

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The not-so-main building is where the classes are held.

After passing this building, further up the road, the road will spilt into two. Left to parking P4 and right to parking P5, where the visitors are allowed to park.

guests only??

Recently there’s a sign at the entrance stating the P4 is now open to visitors too but I still stick with what I’m used to – turning right, passing the car wash center, into this -

i can see addie's car!

Long rows of parking lots… Sometimes it’s quite empty, like how it is in the photos, but other times it can be very full. Luckily there wasn’t a time that I could get a parking.

Then we’ll have to walk across the parking lots to the not-so-main building. Right in front of the building, there’s a little oasis of serenity.

the oasis

It can be seen while driving pass the buildings into the parking lots. It is a lovely place to be in like a small island of paradise. You can just sit there and chat while looking at the fishes swimming in the pond and be amused by the tortoises that keeps trying to climbing out of the pond.

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There was a time when I used to making calls while waiting for my class to start in the evening and often find myself in this little piece of paradise.

peace~

And from the main entrance of the building is this:-

entrance of the not-so-main building

I took a quick snap while walking in so it’s a bit senget. hehe… bear with me… :-)

Walk in and on the left is a corridor where the seminar rooms are and also where my classes are held.

the corridor

We use seminar room 2 which is the room further down the corridor.

A peek into seminar room 2:-

seminar room two

We used to have more tables and chairs but they sometimes get stolen/missing and we’ll have to steal them back. Usually from this hole in the wall -

hole in the wall

Hehe… it’s not a hole. It’s a partition that separated seminar room 1 and 2. The fastest and easiest way to smuggle tables and chairs over. ;-)

The sight of ‘learning in progress’:-

law students you don't mess with

Nah, we were actually having a break when I snapped this. But they were still learning and discussing about, erm, Dworkin?

As this is one of the two places where we spent most of our time in KGNS, I go sentimental over every object:-

you're cold~

Air-con that are often too cold and we have to plea for it to be turned off and in the process being given the hate-stare and also being accused of going to class naked.

It is also one of the means ‘Uncle Lim’ use to disturb us.  :lol: Maybe ‘he’ got cross with us for not noticing ‘him’ when we concentrate to much in class. lol… (an inside story/rumour)

Another means ‘Uncle Lim’ love to use is this:-

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The door at the far end of the room. Sometimes we get knocks on the door or it shakes people will go ‘Uncle Lim Uncle Lim’ when it’s often the workers who did it. Same goes to the footsteps we hear that comes from corridor outside.

Funny things and fun times… Class was never boring. Ok, maybe sometimes it was but rarely.

Before I move on to the second place that we spend most of our time in, there is an insignificant place in KGNS where you might forget about it but can’t miss it or even afford to not visit it when you’re here for 3 years+. And that’s,

Toilet. hehe

The Loo!  8-O (I told you everything is sentimental.)

self-obsessed

Can’t help snapping a picture of myself. I can feel lots of  :roll: right now. hahaha…

Ok, the second place we use to hung out the most is the Pool Terrence aka our cafe/canteen.

Pool Terrence

Addie, Debbie and Kalash are already hanging out at one of the tables.

We spent our time here while waiting for class to start and for our dinner/breakfast and talks with our good ol’ teacher.

Popular food we order are: tom yum soup/meehon, nasi paprik, nuggets, nasi goreng tom yum tambah telur mata, keoy teow soup, sandwiches, cucur udang so on and so forth…

food!

The management of this place changed a few times so the quality of the food sometimes varies. One thing that doesn’t change throughout the years is us, still always hang out there. And maybe, also, the fact that we will, and, almost, must order our drinks before class or to bring to class.

my nescafe tarik is sentimental too!

Me and my usual, nescafe tarik.

During the earliest time, it used to be teh tarik and teh O limau ordered alternately. Lately it has changed to nescafe tarik. Only if I’ve already had coffee early in the day then I’ll order teh tarik.

the counter

This is the counter where we order and pay. For payment, as we not members of the club, we pay cash we pay with coupons which can be purchased at the counter.

Sitting in the Pool Terrence can be very relaxing when we’re not talking about academic stuff. Just look at the view that greets us!

the pools we nvr get to swim in

The sun was in its best when I took this picture but I can assure you that it is a great view to look at when the sun is shining, being kind and gentle. Kids playing in the pool, watching people swimming… I can just stare and day dream.

As you can see in the picture, rain clouds’ on its way. The wind was getting rough and then, it poured. Not necessarily a bad thing because the rain has its beauty too. It gives us another side of KGNS.

rain drops in KGNS

Now, not forgetting the most important element which gives life to this experience/memory – the people, my classmates.

study study study

The three bookworms! hahaha…

They normally not so bookworm-y. It’s because of the up coming exams and they are hating me for being so cheerful and happy snapping away because I’m not taking them this year! :-D

yipee, no exams!

Me and my empty table space.

And, there are also others attending classes here but for now and this class it’s just us.

go away! I'm trying to study!

Debbie, who refused to pose for me but she was a darling and gave me a great big smile in the end.

smiley deb

see, big big smile… :mrgreen:

Kalash, on the other hand, rather layan her BB than to layan me! :-x

not layan-ing me

I only got to conquer and make her succumb to my camera during class! :twisted:

forceful smile. haha...

Haha… nola, she did smile for my camera but she told me not to upload it.

Hehe… just this one Kalash. :-P

Then, there Addie

She was the only one I knew when I first came here for classes as she was with me during A-levels in KDU. I didn’t know her well then but I was really, super glad that she was there. Kalash did A-levels with us too but she joined us later during revision.

hmm~

What are you looking? A colour to highlight my book.

yay! purple!

Found it!

Haha… Addie and her colours. You’ll see what I mean.

bright pencil case you never loose

Addie’s BRIGHT and COLOURFUL pencil case.

colourful Addie

Check out her apparels! BRIGHT PURPLE sandals and a multi-coloured top.

and, and, and…

bangles, bangles, bangles

her COLOURFUL bunch of bangles!

There one more thing about my three comrades in battle, except this year, is their notes which distinguishes them from one another.

Here Kalash’s -

Kalash's notes

Neat and tidy. Black and white.

And Debbie’s -

Deb's notes

Her signature, eye-squinting notes. Sometimes with a dash of colour.

And Addie’s -

Addie's Concept of Law

Contrasting green and bright pink!

This is not her most colourful and these aren’t notes but you get the point. haha…

Anyway, I love the three of you lots and I could never have made it this far without you guys. You made this journey so much better and easier that I can’t imagine how I’ll get through it next year, all by myself. We’ve been through think and thin together, although it may not be much but it is enough to the friendship we had special. I’ll certainly miss the times we had together in KGNS. Thank you for everything.

Please keep in touch after all this and get together often. (God, I feel like hugging you guys right now) It’s been great knowing and having you guys. And once again, thank you so so much…

people who I'll never forget

This is KGNS which much of my 3 years+ evolves around. Class – KGNS, failed-to-planned parties – KGNS, talks about studies and future – KGNS…

All of these, so insignificant when you’re at it but such a huge part taken out when all of this comes to an end. It’s one of the things that creeps silently and slowly into your life, so unnoticeable at first but so cherished and treasured in the end.

This is one of the things that I want to hold on tightly to but it just slips away with time to become a memory, a place where I can only visit in my mind and imagination.

Happy Halloween

Written by Shuyi aka Lavender at 7:16 pm

This is a out-dated topic but nonetheless I want to write about it…

I have been MIA for quite some time due to the referrals which was on last Thursday (29th October 2009). Now that it’s over I have been enjoying my temporary freedom with my dear dear for the last few days. Why is my freedom temporary? Because another nightmare is lurking by the corner… The phantom being my dissertation, International Public Law, Commercial Law and Jurisprudence.

Let me just release myself from those burdensome thoughts for the moment and happily write about Halloween.

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I went to 1U the day after my exam with my dear who indulged me with a scrumptious meal at Chili’s. Yums…

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This is the first time I have ever eaten in Chili’s and it was great! I had steak—the thing I have been craving for. Not the overcooked type you get for RM20+ at some restaurant but real steak cooked with perfection.

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My dear had the lamb which too was superb. I am so ordering it the next time I dine in Chili’s…

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Their mashed potato was also worth mentioning. Although it serves as a side dish, it definitely did not fade into the background. Rich and thick, it was irresistible… Yum Yum Yums… I am salivating while looking at the pictures.

Then we went to the concourse of 1U where they decorated the place for Halloween. It was filled with people snapping away with their cameras and visiting the stalls.

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I find the pumpkins really cute though some of it are not exactly in the colour that pumpkins should be. There were games going on at different time of the day. The one I got to witness was, I think, Creepy Door Knock which requires you to knock on the door and the ‘ghost’ inside will give you a treat. I think it’s a resemblance of the trick or treat practice in Western countries.

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There is also a pumpkin bobbing around giving away sweets. It was so cute! Why are the pumpkins there so cute? Isn’t Halloween suppose to be creepy and scary?

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Not far from the pumpkin head was a zombie like waiter serving dinner. Guess what’s for dinner?

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Hungry anyone?

Later that night I met up with the girls from my class- Kalash, Addie and Debbie. We went to this beautiful place at Plaza Kelana Jaya called Louisiana Seafood. A nice spot for chillin’…

As I was still full from the meal before I only ordered a light appetizer. The food the other three had ordered was fab!

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Kalash’s Spaghetti Marinara

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Addie’s scampi something something

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And Debbie’s Chicken with red wine sauce.

Everything was so good that non of them had any complains. The spaghetti especially was very good. Not like most places where the spaghetti served are too soft, the spaghetti here is just fine. They hit right on the spot. Even Debbie, who claims that she doesn’t fancy pasta said it was good.

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I think we gave this place quite a high rating and I am going to take my dear there some time soon. If you’re there early when the crowd is not that loud I think the place will be quite romantic.

Another things we notice about the place was the decorations hanging on the trees.

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Guess what they are?

They are teru teru bozu! Cute little things they are. I loved them the first time I came to know of them which was years back. However the one we found here are the Halloween version of teru teru bozu. Normally they are like these–

581px-Teruterubouzu

The one here are–

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We liked them still… Debbie was so in love with them that she asked for one to take home with her!

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The one she choose look very much like Jack in The Night Before Christmas. The most Halloween-like one, I would say. Haha…

Despite seeing a lot of Halloween related things that night I can’t help but feel that I have not experience Halloween. It is of Western culture which, in Malaysia, is used as a sales gimmick. That why we don’t get to experience Halloween.

Moreover, I don’t think it’s safe for kids to run around knocking on strangers’ door in Malaysia. Who knows what brilliant ideas those crooks might come up with to kidnap kid or just to commit crime. Kids running to knock at their doors would be a treat for them instead of the innocent children!

Anyway, back to the topic. The only time I experience the fun of dressing up and meeting ghosts and monsters on Halloween was a long time ago. When I was in Form 3 I attended a Halloween party, my first and only Halloween party.

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It was held by the Perak Association of Performing Arts. I forgot how I got invited but I remember how much fun it was…

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From the left is Feli, with her monster mask on, Brancy from So You Think You Can Dance, our then Hip Hop Instructor and Cheerleading Coach as Medusa, Me and L-Wing as a Chinese Ghost (He looked really scary in the dark with the candles lit).

I don’t know what I went as. I borrowed a ballet costume from my ballet teacher, Miss Chin Sun Sun and put on pale-looking make up. Someone said I was a ghost bride. I am not sure whether I look like one or not but since I look like that to someone then a ghost bride I am.

There was a lot of other character at the party. This is Marion, the hot and beautiful mother, as the devil. Look at her pointy tail!

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The one and only time I get to play along with the idea of Halloween… How I miss it…

My dear and I was talking about hosting a Halloween costume party in future. Hopefully we’ll get to do it. I can imagine how much fun it would be…

My Cheer Days

Written by Shuyi aka Lavender at 10:23 pm

In a blink of an eye, cheer competition has been held for 10 years! It celebrated it’s 10th birthday on 5th July 2009 which is also the 2nd day of the National Cheerleading Competition 2009.

Cheer 2009

I can still remember the day I went for cheer audition at my school for the then junior team. (all afternoon sessions members are considered as juniors) The year was 2001 and I was in Form 1. It was held at the back of our school hall and there was a few of us trying out. Not long after we were all just having fun!

At that time, we did not have seniors to teach us and guide us. We had separate trainings. We learned almost everything by ourselves. We created our own pyramids and tried to build them and had lots of fun along the way. It is not how high or how successful we were at building our pyramids that made us happy but it was the passion we had for cheer. It is through that passion strong bonds were created.

Cheer 2002 was the first cheer competition I attended. Being a junior at that time I was privileged enough to be a one of the reserve. That year, our team—Titans, won the Best Showmanship Award. Since then I have attended cheer competition every year without fail even though I no longer go as a contestant after 2005. *beaming proudly*

I must say I really miss my cheer days. The times I had with my cheer mates were the core memories of my secondary school year. My life then mostly revolves around cheer. It was like study, cheer practice, ballet, talk about cheer, hip hop classes, gymnastics training which is part of cheer training, church, more cheer stuff, so on and so forth.

Performance in Ipoh Parade 2004

Moreover the trust we share among our team mates is like no other. Illustration for those who does not get the picture— Imagine that you are a flyer (the top person on the pyramid) and you are to do a toss, which requires your base and spotter to throw you high up in the air. You have to trust them with you life, literally, to catch you when you come down.

This is something I find very special and rare. In our relationship, even if we had a big fight among ourselves we always managed to put side our personal feeling once practices starts. We can still trust each other to catch us when we fall and not purposely keep her hands to herself just because she hated you for calling her names. Very mature, I find it and this is how a real team works together!

Northen Region Champion 2004

Being a big team of 16 member not including reserve, there were lots and lots of arguments and, in some serious cases, ganging up against each other. Then there were lots of ‘speak up’ sessions, or as we called it ‘tann pai’. There only one golden rule for sessions like these—let your heart out completely and no hard feelings after the sessions.

The most memorable one we had was at the stairway at the back of the art room. We really spoke what’s on our minds and after a while tears started streaming down our cheeks and more and more of us opened up. It was really good to know that we can share whatever we feel with the team and it was a great bonding sessions.

These sessions were the best solutions as most of the conflicts started because of misunderstanding. It never occurred to me until I graduated out of secondary school that these sessions are hard to achieve because not everyone will trust that it is ok to let your heart out or some will hold grudges because if the things said during the sessions. I am so proud that we, the Titans (at least for my year), achieved it!

We went through ups and downs together… We share tears and laughter together… We share the sweat and pain from training together… We worked hard and fooled around together… We got praised and scoldings together… We had soooo much of everything together

Fun on the bus

Aawww… I really miss my team mates now!! T.T

No forgetting our beloved teacher advisor, Mrs Koh. She got the Best Teacher Award for 2006! Believe me, she really deserved it. She took on the responsibility with real passion and love and really cared for us. She was not afraid to fight for our rights and did not said once that we were too much trouble.

When we needed to go back to school during holidays for practice, she would never say it is too troublesome to go back to school for us. When we did not have transportation, she would drive us around without complaining that it’s too far. When we had to learn a dance routine in 2 days time and were tired and exhausted, she would buy lunch for us and cheer us on. She supported us like our very own cheerleader and cared for us like a mother (Which was why we gave her the nickname ‘lou mou’ which stands for mother in Cantonese.)

Titans 2005

Our lovely teacher advisors—Mrs Koh aka Pn Loo Siat Lee (fourth from left in the last row). Found this picture along with an article about the teachers who won the award.

Whenever we made her angry we had to do something to make her happy again and make her forgive us. The trick is Kopi O and manja-ing. Haha… We would all skip lining up for class and gather in front of the art room where she was sure to turn up first thing in the morning to unlock the door. When she turns up, we would be extremely polite and pleasant, present her with the specially made Kopi O and show off our manja skills. Thinking of this still puts a bright smile on my face…

I WANNA GO BACK TO SECONDARY SCHOOL!!! Where everything is simple and nice, all is fun and more fun…

Titans (2002-2005), I miss you guys very much!!!!

Although my cheerleading days are way behind of me but I will always support my beloved team, Titans! They have always been consistent and have come a long long way since they first started—year 2001 if I am not mistaken. Titans got fourth this year, only 2.1 points away from being 3rd. I am so proud! I still believe the saying we once had—Once a Titans, Always a Titans.

Titans 2006-- Champions

TITANS NO 1!!!

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