:: My Point Of View ::

January 25, 2010

25 Random Things…

Filed under: Snippets Of The Piquant Life — lv @ 11:25 pm
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Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.
(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs (or the + sign) on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right hand corner of the app) then click publish.)

ok i purposely drop the ‘… about me’ in the title cos i do not want it to sound too self-absorb which is actually what it is feel like now. i believe many of you have been tagged on ur fb with this crappy tag before so did me. but i never layan because i dont really fancy any tag. even when in my school days i never like name tags and always forgot to wear mine. (so irrelevant)

but since it is the 25th day of the year so why not?! i know the craze has subsided and i am so way outdated but who cares. there was never mention about any expiry dates anyway. so here go my 25 random things about the cilipadi 🙂 *shameless*

1. come from kayan-lun bawang parentage. i speak 70% of each mother tounge and other than the compulsary bahasa melayu and english, i speak fluent mandarin and some hokkien. need to tell this first because i was always mistaken as the cina (imagine answering those ‘are u a chinese?’ since a little kid till now…. i used to go to a platform and every ppl that i meet asked me the q almost every 10 minutes… tiresome… T_T)
2. i am allergic to anything with strawberry flavour food / drinks / ice cream… except for the real ones! real fresh strawberry taste nothing like its flavour. eeeek >.<
3. i love watching tv. thanks for its invention that my life wont be that boring.
4. during my free times, i love being a bookworm ^.^ and and curl into a cacoon-like with my book in my hands.
5. photography is my current passion and i believe it wil stay for a very long time 🙂
6. my right arm is a little bit bengkok (bent / not straigt) than normal. dislocated when i was 8y.o. fell off the ceylings.
7. i have a belly button ring. arrhh!!! i cant believe i tell u this. (tu pun mau bagitau)
8. i might not be a good driver. i am one among the reckless drivers in malaysia :p but i am very good at parking! *proud*
9. previously i worked with a local shipbuilding company doing paperwork behind the desk which was not related to my study at all and was so boring. heaps of experiences gained though.
10. my current job requires me to wear coverall to work sometimes. i eat, wear, live better now because of my lousy blue coverall. isk!
11. singing is one of my favourite thing to do… lalalalala~~
12. used to teach at a tuition centre as well as at my own home. would still continue doing so if only my current job doesnt require extensive travelling.
13. i believe in Jesus 🙂
14. my God is my provider
15. love to camwhore in the fitting room :p
16. i think 3D movie is awesome!
17. adore children to bits
18. i enjoy good music…
19. i dont think i am a romantic person :s so does The BF. hmm…..
20. everytime i wanna order /try something different from a kopitiam/ restaurant i'll end up asking for the same thing. all. the. time. aihh… and i dont take coffee thank you very much.
21. my ideal weight is 40-41kg!! (or so i thought) i dont care what u wanna say but that. is. it! i am currently trying to lose that 1 extra kg that i am stuck with now T__T
22. the only time i go to the gym is when i stay on a platform offshore. heeeee~~~
23. i love travelling especially on budget hols 🙂
24. i will be lying if i say i dislike shopping….. ^.^ it's every girls' fav hobby, isnt it?!
25. i hold the chopsticks the correct way! YAY!!

that's it. done with my tag. now i wanna tag hmmm… everyone!! *evil laugh*
just respond if u feel like it ok. see i am so good. i dont give pressure to you.

be blessed, ppl

❤ cilipadi

i live to learn and i learn to live with it


November 20, 2009

Honey….., Say My Name….. Correctly.

Filed under: So Peppery Random — lv @ 6:33 pm
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Be warned: long crappy boring random fact about ME

nothing is more appropriate to introduce yourself with the most important part of your identity, your own name! but in my case it needs more than just ‘hi, my name is Leanor Valerie’ *shakes hands* to first getting to know me. and i know at the back of your head you are struggling to repeat the first name and some of you might think ‘u sure u spell it correctly? in case u forgot the ‘E’?’ geddit? geddit? Eleanor? *cry*

you might also think ‘but Leanor (i know u are still struggling to decide how to pronounce this), why on earth would I want to know about your name?’ big deal, it has been quite a debacle my whole entire life. so much so, I used to despised my own name. literally. especially my first name. i know it seems simple enough, only six letter words, but nope, it’s been butchered all the time….. T_T

ok, let me repeat again, my name is Leanor Valerie Anyi. and as i just typed it they’ll always that red wavy underline under Leanor and Anyi. which is so irritating! and u know that they aren’t a common word in the dictionary. I don’t mind Anyi, cos that’s just my dad’s and it shows my identity as a kayan. but if in your head you pronounced it as Le-nor and A(as in ABC)-Nyee, you said it wrong! it’s lee-ah-nor vae-le-ree ah-nyee. so you can imagine my pure hatred as a young kid at school for always have to correct the sound until i really too tired of it i just let it be ‘le-no’ up to high school. so i’m known as ‘le-no’ as in the direct selling brand Leno among my school frens up till now T__T

throughout my school years i blamed The Mother for such weird uncommon name. how can she named me like that? without the ‘E’? T_T ohya, The Mother is funny too. she named me Leanor, right? but up till primary two she still wrote Eleanor on my exercise books while the whole school called me with my ‘mandarin’ name which was totally different. so pls imagine the confuse kid i was. seesh! then when i was in primary three and smart enough to know things. i finally realised the correct spelling. T_T it is without an ‘E’ in the birth cert and report card!

of course like any other over k-po kid, i asked The Mother how she got the name. (yes, a big deal for me ok! i haven’t meet anyone with the same name yet) she told me she got them from a book she read. a christian novel something like that. the main character’s name was actually Eleanor but she purposely dropped the ‘E‘ to make it special cos Eleanor is too common she said. hisk! ‘tak special pun, it sounds so weird and tak best!‘ i grumbled in my heart. i asked where’s the book and she just pointed lazily towards the book shelves and i assumed it was from a book that has a cute girl with a family on the cover. but i was too young to read such thick book then so i promised to read it when i’m big enough and can read english :p

years later during one of my sem break, i did read the book (which i assumed it was), but sadly there wasnt any Leanor / Eleanor and Valerie in it at all. teii!! must be from another book. sigh!

undeterred, i asked The Mother where’s the book yesterday. and she grumpily said it has been borrowed by a friend and never returned. sigh! and you know what’s the novel title? ‘Not My Will’ *fainted* why?! is it really not the book’s will to let me read it? T_T

but i did found both names in one of my john grisham’s collection though. and of course it was Eleanor not Leanor. KNS!

during college, i heard ppl said it’s a very unique name cos they never heard of it. and that made me a little proud *smug* (The Mother’s objective achieved!)

in uni, i thought to change my name. i planned to tell ppl my name is Eleanor. cos i like the sound of it better. Haha!! but i guess i forgotten so i still stick with the same one. but as predicted, most went, ‘excuse me?! any shorter or easy way to call you?!’ i know they meant the quirky first name. so i just told them they can go ahead call me Valerie. it stuck ever since throughout my whole campus life till now 🙂 at least Valerie is a common name. see. no red wavy underline :p

now, ppl still raise their eye brows whenever they hear my first name and contemplate which name to call me. but at least now most of them pronounce it correctly. i still haven’t meet or heard anybody else with the same name but have met Eleanor and Eleanora. *sigh* and we had a good laugh about our names.

along the way, i have so many names / nicks that ppl call me with. when i gathered all of them. it amused even myself! but i’ve get used to them already. here are all of them;
1) Leanor (read as Le-No, most of my friends from primary to high school)
2) Leanor (read as Lee-ann-nor, for some enlightened ppl eg: teachers :p)
3) Valerie (mostly my uni frens and ppl i meet during job)
4) Val (short form of valerie)
5) Lee Na (ok this is the direct sound from my mandarin name that my standard one teacher gave me T_T KNS! jauh panggang dari api from the actual one)
6) Ong (for ppl very very close)
7) Ba-Ong (KNS! my siblings sometimes call me this, sengaja wan!)
8 ) Kak-Ong (for the younger wans)
9) Ong Che-che (for my Chinese cousins)
10) Ung (short-form of Bah-ung in kayan which means, girl)
11) Ung Anyi (haha! this one funny yet very common for kayan where they’ll call you together with ur dad’s name which means you are ur father’s daughter! Eg: Ung Ngau, Ung Wan, Ung Jok. haha!)
12) Ping (my kayan name that never been use, my grandma even forgot that she ever gave me that already T_T)
13) Mu’ (girl, in lun bawang usually used by my grandma)
14) Neng (also means girl in lun bawang. called only by imelda and tim. lol!)
15) Liv (haha! this doesnt count la, my Farm Town name for Livan after i played the ‘what is ur kayan name?’ quiz :p)
16) Leanorval (for commercial purpose of this blog and photography. I even dream that this name would make a household brand! LOL! ok i allow u to puke but pls find a bucket! well, a girl can always dream, right?!)
17) Miaw (my pet cat calls me this. KNS! cos it’s the only language he knows. ok lame joke.)

so since my name is so ‘unique’ i tried to google it. see what KNS will come out. Whoa! it came out with the weirdest thing! a slimming product which has been banned! LOL! (lame thing i do when i’m bored)

but then it also came out in this site;


hmmm… my name actually means compassion or light. proved that the name does exist despite not being popular.

then a few scroll down, i found my name in this site;

Malaysian Journal of Analytical Science, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2005)

wah!! my final year thesis!! compiled together with the rest of selected ones. hahaa! although it’s in bahasa melayu (it’s a requirement) but at least i’ve been featured in such intellectual way!! LOL!! worth all the restless long hour journey to the case study location and sleepless nights and smelly lab and the butterflies during viva presentation aey!

and apparently, i am the only person with the name exist on facebook. teiii….

i can say that i am rather proud with my unpopular name now. i’ll get pissed off when ppl spell it wrongly. now i treat my name as my very treasured possession. cos God calls us by name!!

Hello! *waives* have i bored to sleep?! sorry T_T and last but not least more about my name in err… pixels form.


an old book of baby names i bought few years ago during POPULAR sales. bought this just for fun since it was 70% discount together with my four John Grishams. ^^ another purpose is to find my own name and my ahem.... for my future 1st daughter's name :p


there!! can u see ME? at the very bottom sitting alone. sadly i couldnt find the bb girl's name that i want for my future 1st daughter T_T


my boss gave this to me from her trip to The UK. she said she couldnt find my first name. i understand boss, i really do.

oh btw, the description on the pen gift box is very true 🙂

be blessed, ppl!

i live to learn and i learn to live with it

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