Monday, 9 June 2008

Checklist, Checklist, Checklist!...



I just got this coat...Mum approves!



Phew...Who thought it would be alot of work preparing to go over? Ok, alot is a given, but I thought it would be a breeze lar...Hehe...




Checklist to do before going to Canada:


1) Pack bag: Partially checked!

2) Buy a coat that mum approves of: Checked!

3) Clean room: Er, I'll get back to you on this...;)

4) Renew Passport and Get Visa Application Done: Checked!

5) Get Visa Medical Check Done: Checked!

6) Get Visa: Not checked...

Come on, hurry up, please High Commission...

7) Buy Plane Ticket: *Wail*...

The darn visa belum approve lar...Faster! Harga minyak naik giler...I think I'll just buy without waiting adi...

8) Meet up with as many friends as possible: Getting there!

9) Get a backpack: Checked!

10) Throw a party: Nah...Will skip...

11) Get a new pair of loafers: Wait, wait...

12) Buy Malaysian batik for University International Staff: Checked!

13) Learn a full Malaysian dance: Next week!

*I am expected to present something Malaysian at the International Camp, so I am choosing to dance. Mum suggests I actually sing. Question is, what song?*

14) Sort out accommodation in Canada: Checked!

15) Get Winter clothing: Will do in Canada...

16) Get luggage tags: Not yet...

17) Sew Batik Dress: Checked!

18) Sew Baju Kurung and Cheongsam: Not yet, but got the material adi...

19) Learn to tie the saree: Not yet, although I have two sets...

20) Get Immunisations Updated: Checked!

*Done for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Diphteria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and to follow, Meningococcal. Any wonder my arms are sore? ;)*

21) Meet Tun Dr Mahathir: Aiseh...Not yet!

22) Get braces off!!!




Besides that, I think I'm not toooo behind on my list...Anybody got anything else to suggest or add to my list? I could use some help...Alot in fact! Thanks!


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice coat! Where did you get it? I'm looking for you too. And you have yourself quite a list there. I'm proud of you! I don't hear of many young people who put on their list traditional costumes and local craft gifts for the university people.

Pi Bani said...

13 (b) Perform dance/song in front of fellow bloggers before flying off...

WP said...

Maggi mee :P Hehe, that depends on you la...

Salt & Turmeric said...

why dont u sing bahtera mahkota or something like tht? sorrylah, i pun bad in song names. lol. or maybe just do wht Pi suggested. take a video and post is on ur blog sbb i pun nak tumpang tengok. haha.

if i were u, id buy more shoes/sandals, tshirt, summer dresses in Msia.

Raden Galoh said...

I think you can sing...Kerp the Elementalist can select you the right song...hehehehe

jalur gemilang song would be good too you know...bwk jalur gemilang also...the small one so you can flip-flop it while singing...

agree with kak Pi too..we all need to endorse your performance larrrr

Faridah Khan said...

Nice coat Daph! I approve too. Looks like a Padini is it? I've been to Canada dear. Don't bother getting food. The Chinese stores and Chinatown there have more variety than here. They have all the HK & Viet variety too.

22) Continue blogging about preparations and everything that makes you you.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

dont forget your tooth-brush...hihi...

mott said...

Get an MacBook?? At least u can skype ur folks - it has an inbuilt camera n microphone! Heh heh heh...

Also, get ur folks a webcam n mike for their PC.

wanshana said...

Hi Daphne,

I've been a silent reader, and have never left my prints here :)

Here's wishing you all good things in Canada, and go dazzle them with all the traditional costumes you're bringing there with you, and of course - your natural charms, and you'll be more than fine there.

I look forward to all your upcoming Canadian tales and adventures ;)

Take care.

rina said...

hi daphne, u know ur MMR immunization right, we are supposed to actually take it is? i thought just need to write when was the last time i took it... hmmm, i'm so confused la, lol!

as for the dance u could learn maybe the mak inang or like boria since those are the easiest. hahaha! so fun! safe trips!

oh yea! omg, u know wat would be better? if u like, do batik! its damn simple i tell u, lol. all u really need is the canting and wax. the rest u could even get it in canada i think. haha! oh! or maybe wayang kulit! that'll be cool!

Sheyna said...

Wahhh... packed so early? hats off for being so organised. Hehe... Btw, love the coat! Looking forward to meeting you sometime in August. :)

Zawi said...

Daph,
Add this to your checklist:
Email U Lee of your ETA Canada incase you may need a big car to transfer your luggage to the place you are going to stay. U Lee is big, strong and friendly. Hey where did I steal that tag line from?

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Anon 21:02,

Thanks for coming over...

The coat, I got it from Padini. As for the traditional costumes and 'crafts', well, how better to be ambassadors of this country than the students? ;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Not a chance! Nah nah...


Hi WP,

Haha...No ler...Got plenty of Maggi Mee there...I'm already dying for space in my bag! But thanks for the suggestion, anyhow...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Farina,

Adoi...Bahtera Merdeka dia orang boleh tidor oh...Cos they don't understand the lyrics, and it's darn slow...Perfect combination to put them to sleep! Kalau dia orang understand, then won't sleep la...

As for slippers, yeah, that I will!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Dalilah,

Adoi, sampai nak bawa bendera kecik?!? Alamak! Hehe...Jalur Gemilang, the pitch darn high lar...

Nanti macam the advertisment:-

"Pitching dia lari!"

*Lol*

And as for the ahem, endorsement, tak boleh! Muahaha...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Faridah,

Hey, yes, it is from Padini! Your eyes dahsyat lar...=)

As for food, that's what I've been told too! There are a lot of Chinese people in Canada, after all...

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerp,

Adoi...Sure ler...;)


Hi Mott,

Wah...Expensive lar wei...I'll probably just bring this laptop of mine over. It has built-in webcam too. As for my folks, my brother will take care of that! His department...;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kak Wanshana,

Hi...Thanks for coming over and leaving me your 'prints' here...Always good to meet new friends!

I hope to continue blogging, I sure do. As for the traditional costumes (especially the cheongsam), janji tak gemuk lagi. If not, mampus lar...;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Rina,

MMR we all took before. I took the booster dose. Just to be safe. =)

As for the dance, I thought of doing the tarian tapak sireh. I thought of Dabus (the Perak dance) but it is very warrior like...Will look into Mak Yong (is that what you meant?), although it might get controversial...

The batik and wayang kulit will require me to actually transport equipment, which is fragile. God knows I have not enough bag-space already! *Lol*

But thanks for the suggestions!

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Sheyna,

Yeap, I'm quite packed. Mum said she will kill me if I leave things to the last minute and at the 11th hour, send her out to get me stuff ;)

As for seeing you in August, am gonna have to take a rain-check. Tell you in email...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Pak Zawi,

Hehe...No ler...I've got aunts there, and they have arranged to pick me up and get me settled...

As for the "big, strong and friendly", er...Sounds like a teddy bear...;)