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Yes, I am back in Labuan and Yes I've abandoned this blog which I know I've just started also... Sigh~~~~~~~~ Reason? Cuz...


Life in labuan is freaking boring and dull. I'm so not used with the routine life - wake up, chores, sleep. and I've repeat this everyday since I arrived labuan and will be, until 22nd dec! I so wanna get the heck out of here... *I know I said that when I was still in Miri too, but yeah, this place is worst.* At least in miri I can do whatever I want, whenever. Sigh...

I guess I should find something more interesting to write next time. *i hope there's still next time, cuz I'm bored to almost death here.* But yeah, this post is just to let some of u guys know I'm still alive k? so, don't worry! =)

Enjoy your semester break Curtin-ians!

with the coffeeness in me,
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So, it is officially 2 weeks now since I had my braces off... YAY!

I had it for only around 1 year+. I was quite surprised when the orthodontist just took it off on my 2nd last appointment. cuz, I've asked him before and he said the braces probably can only be removed in April 2009.

So, how do I feel? Happy of course! It is so inconvenient with the braces on... After I eat, I'll automatically will look for my hp *my hp kinda have a mirror* and check if there's any food got stucked in it~~ It is super ehw okay??? And one thing for sure, with the braces on, I was very self-conscious... whenever I laugh, I'll cover my mouth with my hand... and whenever I smile, the metal on my teeth just hurts my lips.... whenever I talk, my pronunciation just goes wrong cuz of the teeth gap... I can go on and on about it... *those of you who never had braces on b4, you wont understand.... *

So, when I finally had it off, I was so so so so so *times gazillion* HAPPY!!!! I mean, seriously happy! I called my mom immediately after that and asked her to call me back... this is how the conversation goes...

Me: "Mom!!! faster call me back on my cell!"
Mom: "uhhh??? okayy okayy.." *thought there's an emergency*
*call back*
Mom: "What happened??"
Me: "you know! I had my braces off TODAY!!! OMG!!!"
Mom: *silence* "okay..."
Me: "what do u mean 'okay...'....?"
Mom: "you asked me to call you back so urgently just to tell me you had your braces off?"
Me: "uhhh, yeah?"
Mom: "*silence again* "ohhh, okay....so?"
Me: *sweat.............................*

So cold oh!!! many of the people I told also just say "ohh...cool...". But, you can differentiate them with those who ever had braces on before... they'll go "OHHHH!!!! WOW!!!" Cuz, you have to actually wear braces to be excited when it is OFF!!!

But, there's another bunch of people who are excited like I'm announcing my engagement like that~ These ppl are my Student Council members who I've worked with this year... Cuz I had my braces off on Thurs (30/10) and had a Council Dinner in Dynasty Hotel the next night (31/10). So, while waiting for the others to arrive, I kinda told the ppl at my table, "hey, check this out...*smile and show off teeth*..." Nadia at 1st was staring at me and trying to figure "check what out?"... then, she goes "omg! no more braces!" *in a kinda loud voice* then catherine take out her camera and start to take picture.... *sweat*... I was forced to take picture showing off my teeth cuz they never see me doing that... *I kinda have a trademark-smile = not showing my teeth when I smile*...

So, yeah... Now I'm wearing my retainer which I find pretty annoying cuz I can't pronounce properly with 'that-thing' in my mouth... It's ugly, it's annoying and it's uncomfortable...that's all I can say... well, like most guys will say "girls will do anything to look pretty..." I kinda agree with that, cuz hey, not everyone is born pretty okay?.... =P

I've picked the 2 best picture of me smiling without the braces on... So this is how I look like when I smile *showing off my teeth*...

The picture I was forced to smile showing off my teeth during the dinner...

Alan & me in Island Bar after the dinner..
Gosh, I'll blog more about this nite, super funny things happened...*

hehe... So, that's how I look like la... still like Melissa, and I still love coffee... =)

with the coffeeness in me,
- m e r l y s s a -
*breathe in... breathe out... breathe in... breathe out...*

2 down... 2 to go...

*...and taking one now...*

Nice song... by Gabe Bondoc - She is

she runs free and the sun in my sky
but she comes to me when she`s got nowhere to hide
she tried to leave once but she didn`t instead came crying
my shoulder her head
i count the seconds that she isnt around
every single minute is a new treasure found
oh she`s my angel she`s my moments of joy
she`s my baby

she`s my love love love love

she`s my love love love love
she`s my love love love love
la la la la

in the middle of the night

i feel her holding me tight
face to face in between yea thats asleep in the night
never enough blanket but to me its alright
she can have it, she can have it all

she`s my love love love love

she`s my love love love love
she`s my love love love love
la la la la

she`s the sun in my sky

no i swear i wont shine without her
in the light of the moon
no i cant help but swoon
theres something about her
forgive me if i go on and on about her charm
something about her i dont know

she`s my love love love love

she`s my love love love love
she`s my love love love love
la la la la

*imagining* the right guy, singing this right song, with the right feel, at the right moment, OH! and right guitar playing also,important!

**slaps myself and cont "figuring" how to start revising for audit**
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So, as promised, I'm going to post my presents that I've received! YAY!!!

So, lets start in sequence of when I received them... *do click on the picture to enlarge*

1st and foremost, a gift from the boyfriend~

A watch from Esprit... Nice~ I Super Love it, cuz its just the ONE that I've wanted!

then... gift from my beloved IN-5 Gang... *Jing,Vya,Grace & Wen*

3rd Starbucks BOTTLE! OMG~ Cuz, I broke my 2nd one, they just know what I needed~ Awww~

then... a gift from the civil buddies~ *Heng, Alex and Alan*

My DREAM CAR! *its a model, BUT STILL! its Volkswagen Beetle OKAY?!*

then... A gift from Joanna, Chris and Jojo...

Very Very Sexy and Blingy top~~ Uwwwhhh~~~

then... A gift from a very good friend, Aylwin~ *the choc-Addict*

Its a Levi's Jeans!!!! OMG~ SUPER OMG~ So nice~

AND... Last but not least... a gift from a mixed heritage guy from Bosnia and Barbie Land... *ya,its a long story...* ............ Mr. Alvin Hartanto!

Its a Starbucks Limited Edition Notebook!!!! *I know I lied when I say I dont care Vin, but, THANKS!* =D

So... Nice kan!!!! And plus the notes, msg-es, sms-es, prayers and thoughts... from many many many many ppl... I consider that as gifts as well.. Thanks Everyone~~ Million Million Thanks... Only God can repay your kindness and thoughts, cuz like I said, I'm not born rich ba and I don't own Starbucks *sadly*...

So, this will be my last post on my twen-TEEN-one Birthday~

with the coffeeness in me,

- m e r l y s s a -
So, as for my 1st official entry... It'll be on my Twen-teen-one Birthday! Yay!

So, the night and day goes like this...

9:30pm - Jackson msn me saying he wants me to accompany him to campus. He said something about his friends all busy and he needs to use the campus' PC to do his assignment *right*. Actually, I was super sleepy and my right eye got infection (its super red and painful ok?). So, I said not this time and he has to go alone. But, he insists and say he'll pick me up at 11+pm. Hmm... somehow, I know there's a surprise for me *not that I tidak tau malu,but it's kinda predictable* =P, so I just go with the flow. Then on 11+, while waiting for Jackson, saw Joel's car at my house picking up my hsemate,ying. Then I heard she said something about going to 'supper'. So, I said to myself "hmm,right...". Then again on my way out, I saw Jackson's civil buddies' car, going over to his house... *what a coincidence, suddenly the people that I know just have something to do, at the same time, at the same area...* then...

*me looking at J,smiling*
J: What? they're going to go my hse take something.
Me: Ya ya, I din say anything *still smiling*
J: Whatever...

1140pm - Reached campus... went to ME lab... Adrian and Sharon called from Perth... *suspected few things already cuz Jackson was on the phone every 5 mins"

12+ - J Said "ok, my groupmate done her work already, she's in G3 lab, wanna go take now..." So, headed down to G3 hesitantly... so walk walk walk... till almost reach G3... I saw smoke, with sparks of green,red,yellow and donno what colour else...

Me: yer...why got smoke wan???? scarrry....
Heng,Alan, Alex *civil buddies* and Agnes: "Happy birthday to u...happy birthday to u..... *cont' the bday song*.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"
Me: *speechless*... what r u doing here??? *then play the bunga api with them....happily!*

Then continue walking towards G3 lab *suspect something wrong dy*.... then....I went to the last lab, the back door open, then all walk towards back door...

Me: "why dont go from front door?"
Them: "erm, go la go la..can also..."
Me: *walk into G3 lab then no one.... but all PC's are on...in powerpoint slide, but I didnt notice...then i look closely....its......*

Slides of wishes from different ppl.... *awww...touched*
I even have a choir, the conductor is in pink shirt! =P
And my cake is super BIG! like tayar the civil buddies said...

okla, put my pic la...I dont want actually...cuz i look super cincai and was in my specs... *omg* - Me cutting cake, oh and make my usual 3 wishes-

So, I have to identify each slide who do which one...Wah....really really surprise... Thanks to Jing who planned all these and the people who were there to surprise me! *touched*

Then, everyone go to my place, to eat the cake... and had "debate"... And they all went back at 3am *i think*

the happy red-eye birthday girl with her cake and coffee! *NICE*

3:40am - Finished replying FB & Fster's Bday wishes...

9am - Awaken by the mother's call and msgs

9:30am - No electricity... so, I decided to paint my nails and play game...

11am *i think* - Ade come into my room with Starbucks paper bag and notes from friends... TADAAA~~~

Touching kan? from my classmates tho some i'm not even close with... but those cards are really personalised lor...*touched*... oh, guess how many in total??? =D - thanks again to Jing for planning all these~-

12pm - J came to my place with his 3 civil buddies and agnes *again* with a cake, a bday song and a present! I was super surprised in my cincai look again *luckily not baru-bangun's face* and omg i look so ah-ma... We went to 9-to-5 for lunch after that.

630pm - Went for dinner in Citrus... I think the food there is okla...~

the table...

Then after that we head down to Park Everly *but its not the feel we're looking for...* hahaha~ so we headed down to Mariott. Had Cheesecake and wine and picture taking... Let the picture speaks for itself~ :)

the cheesecakes and wine...

The girls...and of course, the spoiler's work~ *roll eyes*

A pic with my cake... and of course *again* with the spoiler's finger... *roll eyes again*
Funny pic... wind was blowing like crazy...was trying to save my candle... *i got muscle!!! noticed that???*

3rd birthday cake! Me: "i wish.... my wishes to be granted! Thank You..."

So, all in all... I enjoyed the night... didn't get to take lots *nice* pictures cuz my eye was freaking red that night i kinda look like a zombie... *roll eyes again kuasa 2*

Thanks to... Everyone... for making my twen-TEEN-one Birthday a memorable one!

TO... Joel - for the awesome pictures...

CSS family - for the Surprise and the cake and the wishes! *and feeding the campus' mosquitoes*

Those who came to the dinner - Thanks for your time *i know everyone is busy...but u all still made it... :'(*

Those who send meaningful sms-es,msn msg-es, msn pm-es dedicated to me for the whole day, facebook's, friendsters', prayers', the notes, beautiful presents and just thoughts! THANKS... *If I own a Starbucks Franchise, I belanja u all ba.... But kan, like i said la... IF! hahaha~ Sorry la, I'm not born rich....*

Anyways... Thanks... *crying buckets and drums of tears dy...* I super happy u all... really... Thanks!

So, last note from me...
with the coffeeness in me,

p/s: if I have the time, I'll post up my pressies that I received in my next post... that is IF la... *exam soon baaa.......*
p/p/s: more pics available in my fb and fster soon... SOON! =D
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Soft Opening of My 2nd Blog... *popping champaign* (the one in Eastwood is nice btw~) ;)