Li Lian

Today is Sunday December 16, 2018
  • The Police Reunion Concert, Singapore Indoor Stadium – I was 1 In 10,000!

    Yes! I was one of the 10,000 people that were lucky enough to attend this concert. This is going to be their last EVER! performance once they are done with this tour.

    By the way – this post is late too. The concert actually took place on 4 February 2008. Same day as my favourite sister’s birthday.

    This 3 person band has been around for more than 30 years! Even though they were not in action for a couple of years in between. Well, between the 3 of them, they must be more than a century old.

    They are brilliant performers! Can you imagine, Sting, the lead vocalist/bassist could sing for almost 2 hours without tiring? The guitarist, when his hands were shown close up, had liver spots, the skin on his hands so thin and transparent his veins were showing and popping out – the hands of a very old person – and yet! He played his guitar and produced VERY GOOD music! He could dance at the same time too!!! This is so impressive!

    The drummer – WOW! moves with the speed of lightning! You have to try picturing, a very old wrinkled man with a head full of gray hairs drumming away with such speed and stamina and skill! Amazing! And he did so for 2 hours! He sure has got the MOVES!

    I am feeling faint and in a bewildered state from my memory of such a remarkable performance!

    To read more about The Police, click here.

  • Puripunn – A Baby Grand Boutique Hotel, Chiangmai

    This post is wayyyyyy overdue. I was actually at Puripunn 3rd week of January.

    It really is a very small hotel. 30 rooms. But very nice! Service is above average. They only have ONE eating outlet. But the food is quite good. On my first day, I had curry noodles. It is medium spicy curry noodles with chicken and some seafood, and crispy noodles on the top. So you end up having a mixture of soft and crispy noodles in a curry broth. I hear this curry noodles is only available in Northern Thailand.

    The weather was very nice early in the year – when I was there – Reminder! This post is a month late. About 16 to 18 degrees celcius. A bit too cold for me.

    They have a teensy swimming pool with jaccuzi.

    Oh – and the Thai Massage was fabulous! One hour – NOT ENOUGH!

    Here are some pictures of the place – there are not so many – because I have already taken pictures of the entire hotel, and this is it!

    But for professional pictures of the hotel, you may visit their website here.

    Would I recommend it? Of course! It really is very nice and relaxing – but there isn’t much else to do but….. NOTHING!

    And please do not be alarmed if when you tell the taxi man to get you to Puripunn that he takes you to a narrow back alley, because, suddenly – VOILA! (Or, as the taxi driver put it – BINGO! Here you go!) Literally, out of nowhere, emerges, The Baby Grand Hotel.

  • How Old Is Angelina Jolie?

    I won a RM50.00 bet because I was most certain she was in her early 30’s.

    Me! who reads all tabloids and gossip magazines she can get her hands on!

    My sister thought she was 40 years of age. The person who lost the bet to me? Thought she was in her late 30’s.

    Angelina Jolie was born in 1975 – she is 33 years old. Oh, and she is now pregnant with twins.

  • VW Cars Sdn Bhd Off Federal Highway, Petaling Jaya

    WORST! Most inefficient service EVER!

    As you may have read here, I got into a car accident on Christmas eve.

    I sent my car to VW Cars Off Federal Highway on the 28th December 2007. I am yet to receive my car despite numerous calls to them. They promised to get my car to me before Chinese New Year. Such LIARS!

    And what do I find out today?!

    They spray painted my car the WRONG COLOUR! How that is possible is beyond my understanding!

    Does that mean they will just spray paint the correct colour (assuming they get it right this time) on top of the coat of paint that was spray painted on wrongly?

    I am so upset! Don’t ever send your car there!

    And I tried to email VW Malaysia to complain about the quality of their authorised dealers – and what do you know?! Their email contact given does not exist!

  • Back Off!

    Personal Space Invaders, and I don’t want them to f*#king cast their shadows on me!

    It really makes me want to smack them hard on the face when they get too close. I don’t need ANYONE breathing down my neck, nor looking over my shoulder, or appear to be trying to look down my blouse. If I can smell you! You’re definitely too close and should back the f*#k off!

    What is it with people who like to stand really close to you when in a queue? I just don’t get it!

    I was waiting in line to clear immigration at the airport the other day. And this man with no sense of boundaries starts standing really close to me. I could not move away as that would mean getting close to the person in front of me – and I did NOT want that. I don’t like close contact, or ANY contact with strangers.

    He had his newspapers under his arm, and kept poking me with it. I was THAT! close to screaming assault and slapping him in the face. The more rational me, instead told him to stop poking me with his newspapers.

    I could feel the anger rising up from my toes to the end of the tip of my hair when he replied – “Oh. But I only did it ONE time”.

    OH! So he DID! KNOW! that he was poking me with his newspapers because he was standing so close! Never mind that he thought he had only poked me ONE time. I was stabbed with his newspaper 7 times before I could no longer tolerate it.

    I am so lame! I retorted – “Now that you know that you are poking me with your newspaper, please stand further away, and stop doing it!”.

    I cannot believe THAT! was my only response. Why didn’t I slap him? Why was I not more abusive? Was that the best abusive sentence I could come up with? Why didn’t I scream vulgarities at him?

    The nerve of that man when he mumbles under his breath that it was only ONE time that he had poked me with his newspaper.

    If only my turn wasn’t up next…..

    Sigh… I am so hopeless! And so lame!