Wednesday, April 30, 2008



A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM's in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos).

If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the phone on the front of the ATM.

The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A 'skimmer' is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transm its it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.

At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

Equipment being installed on front of existing bank card slot.

The equipment as it appears installed over the normal ATM bank slot.

The PIN reading camera being installed on the ATM is housed in an innocent looking leaflet enclosure.

The camera shown installed and ready to capture PIN's by looking down on the keypad as you enter your PIN.

That's some scary shit.
Imagine losing all your hard earned money.


Monday, April 28, 2008

The world is not gonna be saved from the evil taggings.

Sighs, Mel failed to save the world again.
Well, simply because it was Hin Loong who tagged me.
Why you people lurrrve tagging me huh?
I look very free is it??

*notices contradiction*

Whey, actually I'm very busy okay...
Especially with the I.U. project.
It's just the people that matter to me, that's why I'm doing it.
Sighs, but don't blame me if I don't do your tags kay?
My online time is getting very "rare", lol.

So, I hope I can save the world after this tag.
Tolong lar, ye?

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001. Real name : Yap Kah Lai
Grandma didn't want "Melissa" to be in my birthcert, but parents called me Melissa since I was born, so... walla! :D

002. Nicknames :
one of a kind,
mel-ting my heart!,
melly welly,
mellow yellow,
rocker chic,
mel-icious/malicious [LOL],
the Malaysian Idol [I'm not! see how misleaded people are?? lol],
miss famous/popular [I disagree],
that girl-bassist,
'she-plays-everything'.... -.-"
that-girl-who-can't-speak-chinese [HELLO, I can lar you dungu!],
.... geez, the list goes on and on.

003. Married : Single and not looking :D

004. Male or female : DUH.

005. High School : SMK Desa Cemerlang, and now SMK Dato' Jaafar [Form 6].

006. University: Unknown, yet.

007. Short/Long Hair : Hybrid of both, lol.

008. Are you a health freak : Well, I don't have the 'kechiing' to buy health products, but I sure look damn "healthy", LOL.

009. Height : 156cm only, short I know, sniffles.

010. Do you have a crush on someone : Hmm, no.

011. Do you like yourself : What's not to like? Perasan-level shooting sky high, LOL! xD

012. Righty/Lefty : Righty! We're right most of the time :P

013. Surgery : I had a Cesarean birth.

014. Piercings : One on each side. Since I was 5-years-old I suppose, hahaa. Walked dizzily after that dude shot the earrings into my ear, lol.

015. Person you see in the morning : Mum, most of the time... cause I can't wake up! x) LOL.

016. Award : Errm, let's just say my cabinet's too full... xD

017. Sport you join : Bowling, netball, swimming, chess, cross-country...

018. Pet : 1 dog - Bread; and 5 puppies - Oreo, Milo, Cookie, Sugar and Peanuts. But... I've already sold Oreo, Milo and Cookie, breaks my heart still cause I had to, sniff... :(

019. Vacation : I hope I'll have one after this friggin' PRE-U STPM :)

020. Concert : Planetshakers, Hillsong and Delirious - awesome! :)

021. First Crush : Hmm, when I was primary one maybe? It was just puppy love.

022. Eating : Nothing.

023. Drinking : My saliva... want some? LOL.

024. I’m about to : Roll my eyes at this question.

025. Want kids : YES.

026. Want to get married : Of course I DO! :)

027. Careers in mind : Something that has to do with biology and technology, physiologist, or the entertainment industry? Wife and mother would be later on in life, lol.

028. Lips or eyes : Eyes, but if you love someone, you'd love everything they have and are :) The eyes to drown in and the lips to stop superfluous bablings! x)

029. Hugs or kisses : I'd like to have both! :D

030. Shorter/Taller : Definitely taller.... wait, I WANT TO be taller! LOL.

031. Romantic or spontaneous : Both!

032. Sensitive or loud : I'm pretty balanced I'd say :)

033. Trouble maker or hesitant : Uhh none.. unless you're talking about the bed, whoops! LOL.

034. Kissed a stranger : Hmm, well, adorable babies and kids! Random people on the street, no way. LOL.

035. Drank bubbles : Well I suppose so, especially if you're slurping bubbly or frizzy drinks. Or, your saliva, ROFLMAO.

036. Lost glasses/contacts : Don't have neither :)

037. Ran away from home : Thought of it before, but I know what's best and that's not it ;)

038. Liked someone younger : LOL, guilty.

039. Liked someone older : Most definitely.

040. Broken someone’s heart : Yes, not proud of them :(

041. Been arrested : I'm innocent, enough. LOL.

042. Cried when someone died : Can't help myself :(

043. Yourself : You tell me :)

044. Miracles : Without a doubt.

045. Heaven : YES.

046. Santa Claus : I used to, hahaa. But I came to know of someone much more wonderful on Christmases, and He is Jesus Christ, my best friend and Saviour :)

047. Magic : No.

048. Angels : Yes!

049. Is there one person you want to be with right now : Hmm, that might be you ;)

050. Do you believe in God : With all my heart, mind and soul! :D

051. Tag : NO ONE - Save the tag surveys, save the world.

... Ohh, for goodness sake.
We're talking about the world here!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Convent's International Understanding Day

Can you believe it....
This is my FIRST TIME attending an I.U. Day.

Yeah, yeah... go ahead and laugh... whatever.

Yes, it was my first time.
Everyone was telling me how awesome Convent's I.U. always were.
And with much credits to my junior Ben Chia, he bought me a ticket.
Awww, so sweet :)

So after school, Benjamin Goon and I tumpang-ed Wilfred's car and headed to Benjamin Chia's house, which is very nice by the way. Hahaa. Got ready, makan-ed, crashed his piano and met his family, very warm people :)

And so, kita bertolak sebelum pukul 2pm.
This would be my second time going to SMIJ Convent.
Hmmm, I applied for Convent after UPSR with 3A's but they rejected me while my 2A's friend got in, lol. Ah well, too bad. I'm glad anyways :)

With the theme of Germany, I found it very Harry Potter-ish.
Hahaa, it was nice though.

The SDJ Clan - our people, woot! :)

Trust me, none of us expected meeting each other there, lol.
Because of them, I had a great time :)

Their play - and it was good!

But the only setback for me was the short scenes with the closing of the curtains so many times, while it moves rather slow to close.
Other than that, kudos! :D

The band.

And of course, the highlight for the boys.
Can't you tell? Lol.
The girls were dancing, and shaking everything, haha.

And they had some games....
I'm a "squirrel", I think, LOL.
A HUGE one! xD

And suddenly I became a "tree", lol!
With Melvin from SMK Aminuddin Baki.
LOL, Sue Lynn just HAD to take shots of me like this, gahhh.

Meanwhile I'm busy with the games....
Where are my girls??

I see.


But I still love them to bits! :D
And I got to eat Sue Lynn's muffins!
She can sell them lar, there's potential ;)

Sara Ong on the violin!
Woot :D

My boys and I :)
Not all of them here though.

Eric and Jeremy from SMK Sri Tebrau.

Darling! :D
She kept lamenting on how I was being such a "social butterfly", lol.

So glad that we were together :D

LeRoy... hahaaa.

The sisters :)

Ahh, there she is! :)
She was so panic-ky!
But hey Sara, things turned out alright see?

Adeline and Karyn! :D

Overall, I shall give some constructive comments okay.
So dearest Convent darlings, please don't take it personal.
I'm just being honest.

The starting of the event were the speeches.
And regarding the PA system, urmm, it wasn't really good :(
We could hardly hear all the speeches, but Shar Linn's and Rotarian Elendran's was clearer than the rest. Sighs, I couldn't hear what Rotarian James Ho said at all eventhough I was only in the 5th row from the front, lol. The rest at the back couldn't really be bothered after a while, lol.
I was so glad that the girls acting in the play wasn't carrying the mics around, thank goodness :)

The props and decorations were beautiful!
The girls were very nicely dressed too.
As usual, they've got a perfect 10 from me :D

The performances.
I've already mentioned about the curtains, besides that, very good!
Did you girls really slap each other...? Man, lol.
The band - good music, keyboard was a lil too loud, lol. You girls should've practiced more with the vocalist especially, like transposing the songs to a key that she's comfortable with, not too low till we can't hear her much.
The dance - well, the boys loved it. Haha.

The food.
Aww man, you guys hired a really good caterer, should've cost a bomb?
But the thing is, when everyone, like myself, take our food and accumulate them on our same plate, each of the German dishes have a distinguished taste of their own. And when you mix them together on that one plate, with most of them having sauce and gravy, they kinda get mixed together and the taste kinda becomes... well, yeahhh. That's why I saw a lot of people throwing their food away. Wasted yes? :(

Girls... I was on the verge of puking, lol.
BUT hey, I finished EVERYTHING I had on my plate regardless of the very, very odd taste. LOL, y'all better come for my I.U. day huh! x)

So, that's pretty much for my 2 cents :)


SDJ's I.U. Day cum Installation Day
is on the 14th of June in New York Hotel!
I'm the I.U. Director this year, so you girls and boys better come and support us!
The theme's "The Golden Era in the USA".
Consisting of the 60s, 70s and 80s ;)
It's gonna be really fun, so DO COME! :D

AFTER NEXT FRIDAY, it's gonna be RM20.
SO, hurry up!

The interactors left at about 6.30pm.
Many went home earlier.

With muffin crumbs from us, we bid you abschied [farewell].
Auf Wiedersehen
[goodbye in German]!

- credits to Sue Lynn for the pictures :)

Friday, April 25, 2008

I couldn't save the world again this time...

What's with the tagging recently people??
What about saving the world??

I'm very obliged into this because my cousin Joanne tagged me.
Alright darling, since it's you, I've got no other options.
So let's do this.

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Name 5 people you can think of right off the top of your head. Don't read the questions underneath until you write the names of all 5 people. This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first.. NO CHEATING!

1. Jerry Tan.
2. Daniel Tan
3. Suvanya Sukumaran
4. Bradley Michael
5. Emrul Haikal Alias


1. How did you meet 1? (Jerry Tan)
- Through Number 2 a.k.a. Daniel Tan, who introduced me to Brother Kelvin who was discipling the group we know as The Core. He's the drummer and I'm the bassist.

2. On a scale of 1 -10 how would u rate your friendship with 1? (Jerry Tan)
- Perfect 10? Hahaa... our friendship is unrated, lol.

3. How long have you known 4? (Bradley Michael)
- Since I was in primary 6 when I came to JB. Almost 8 years now.

4. How do you know number 3? (Suvanya Sukumaran)
- In primary 6 too, but we were from different schools who took part in a public speaking competition where I reigned as Champion, hehe. After that year, I entered my first secondary school, and we ended up sitting together, without me realizing we were competitors before, and conversedly in Malay until I saw her reading Harry Potter in english. ROFLMAO.

5. Wheres 5? (Emrul Haikal Alias)
- Sleeping like a "non-halal" creature in bed I suppose, LOL.

6. A fact about number 1? (Jerry Tan)
- He's very tall, and stands about 183++cm.

7. Who is 4 going out with? (Bradley Michael)
- Well, maybe he just wants Number 3 who refuses. LOL.

8. What does 1 do for a living? (Jerry Tan)
- He was working in C&M Music Centre in Taman University but he's not there anymore. He's now studying in TCA College in Singapore.

9. Would you live with number 3? (Suvanya Sukumaran)
- Are you kidding?? Who needs to ask?? :D

10. What do you like about number 2? (Daniel Tan)
- Well... he's my best friend :)

11. Do you miss number 5? (Emrul Haikal Alias)
- We see each other in school everyday. But even if I did, I wouldn't miss him being such a bitchy bimbo, LOL.

12. Would you make out with number 4 ? (Bradley Michael)
- OMG! N.E.V.E.R.

13. What’s your opinion of number 2? (Daniel Tan)
- He should really lose weight and take care of his face, THEN he'll be very attractive :D

14. What's your favorite memory with number 5? (Emrul Haikal Alias)
- Whenever we laugh like mad whenever we're together. Somehow when we laugh together, other people will be infected and laugh along though they don't know what we're talking about, lol.

15. What would you do if number 1 and 2 were going out? (Jerry Tan and Daniel Tan)
- LOL, ewww! My besties can be gay, but not gay please. Dahlah dua-dua pun bernama "Tan". Get it? LOL.

16. Ever had a long conversation with 5? (Emrul Haikal Alias)
- Duh, we sit next to each other in class all the time, even in the bus!

17. Have you ever slept at 2's house? (Daniel Tan)
- Nope but I'd like to! What say you number two? :)
LOL, number 2's got another meaning, go find out... xD

18. Do you hang out with 3 a lot? (Suvanya Sukumaran)
- Yeah, used to. Now that she's in Nilai, we don't see each other much :(
And she's already shifted to Perling, much much further from me now.

20. How often do you talk to 1? (Jerry Tan)
- Lol, everyday I guess :)

21. What about 2? (Daniel Tan)
- Everytime I'm online, cause he's in berak, I mean, Perak ;)

22. Have you ever thought 3 as more than a friend? (Suvanya Sukumran)
- Gay, gay, gay... LOL, of course! She's like my soul sister man! :)

23. Would you go out for a date with 5? (Emrul Haikal Alias)
- Only as friends, why not? :)

24. Do you dream about 2? (Daniel Tan)
- Sometimes if he happen to invade my dreams, lol.

25. What did no 4 did to you that you can never forget? (Bradley Michael)
- Hmm... when he decided to want me as a temporary-gf on his birthday. He's was never this open but that changed after going to college, lol.

26. What have you done for 1 that the person never forget? (Jerry Tan)
~ Hmm.. perhaps when I acknowledge him as my best friend, haha :)

27. What's 3's hobby? (Suvanya Sukumaran)
- Going online, study and "yum cha" everyday in Nilai, LOL.

Save the tag surveys, save the world.

Please stop this vicious cycle.

Bryan's birthday :)
And I finally met Subhash.

Jackson, Subhash, and myself failed to throw Bryan in the pool though.
Big sighs, it would've been a big splash.

The Annual Haircut.


My dearest Macy See Toh once again present her birthday gift to me in the form of haircuts!

So, comparing to my haircut last year's in September...

The bob haircut.

... and this year's April before I cut my hair.

It grew very fast, don't you think lol?

It's finally time.
To have a new haircut, again.
But this time, I couldn't say much regarding the haircut I wanted cause...

Macy wanted to cut it the way she wanted to.
Lol, cause it's HER gift to me.
And so, I look like this now....

It's much, much shorter.
And goodbye to my "long curtains".
She gave me a fringe... *cries*

But the thing is, when I go to school...
I've gotta tie my hair like this...

OMG, I feel so "lala"!!!

... Kah May.
You were just waiting for this day, WEREN'T YOU?

So, I'll just keep telling myself...
"My hair will grow back, it will, its got to... it better!".

My boys juniors don't seem to like it when they saw it.
They prefer my previous hair.
But for the others, some say I look like a doll, some say it's cute, some say it's disasterous...

Comments? :/

Monday, April 21, 2008

What did I just say about saving the world..?

Yeah, I was tagged by Salad the Clown.
It's a vicious cycle I tell ya!

And Charlotte jie, I'm NOT doing the 2nd bottom half because I ALREADY did it. LOL, your sister tagged me earlier, you can scroll down to see it.
So, here goes.

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Starting time: 9.00PM
Name: Melissa Yap Kah Lai
Sisters: 1
Brothers: 2
Shoe size: 7 - 8
Height: 156cm I think.. [very short I know]
Where do you live: Johor Bahru

Favorite drinks: Sunkist Orange, Cendol, Kick-a-poo, Ice-kacang counted? Lol.

Favorite breakfast: I'm not fussy.. cereal, sandwiches, western, eastern, as long as it's good enough to start my day.

Have you ever been on a plane: Never, so far.

Swam in the ocean: Not further than 100m away from shore, I think lol.

Fallen asleep in school: Who don't??!

Broken someone's heart: Yes, and not proud of it.

Fell off your chair: Yeap! The last one I can recall was on my 18th birthday when about 8 of my best friends and loved ones appeared with a birthday cake entering Vivo Pizza and Panini, Tebrau City. It was a set up, my very first birthday surprise :)

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: Duh? ;)

Saved e-mails: Yeah... -.-"

What is your room like: A messy one, with clothes, accessories and things everywhere, lol.

What's right beside you: My handphone and my brother who's using his computer facing my 9 o'clock.

What is the last thing you ate: BK's Double Swiss Mushroom and fries! YUMMM! It's been a very long time :)

Chicken pox: Yes, when I was 8 months old - it was dangerously critical. And to add on to my parent's misery, I was also a cholic baby, LOL.

Sore throat: More prone to it especially if you're a singer, lol.

Stitches: Nope but Benson does, hahaa.

Broken nose: No, but I have some sort of hump, all because of an idiotic couple who swung a heavy door open towards me, smight me in the face, saw me on the ground in shock, and they ran away, back from where they initially came from. Damn apathetic. Big sighs.

Do you believe in love at first sight: Well, if you're being materialistic, yes. Relationships? No.

Like picnics: They can be fun if you have the right company with you :)

Who was the last person you danced with: Ronald Ang on my 19th birthday in our school's CF! LOL.

Last made you smile: After answering the question above, lol.

You last yell at: Urrmm, I'm not sure. Maybe my youngest brother?

Today did you talk to someone you like: YES :D

Kiss anyone: Yeah, my mum? xD

Get sick: Well, I'm having sorethroat now.

Talked to an ex: I ain't got no ex.

Miss someone: Yes :(

Eat: DUH, lol.

Best feeling in the world: Being loved :)

Do you sleep with stuffed animals: Well, depends if you give me one :D

What's under your bed: The parquet floor?

Who do you really hate: Hate is a strong word. I strongly dislike evil doings. However, being naughty is not included x)

What time is it now: 9.15PM

Q:Is there a person who is on your mind right now: YES.
Q: Do you have any siblings: Scroll up lar noob.
Q: Do you want children: YES.
Q: Do you smile often: Well if you're looking at me, I will :)
Q: Do you like your handwriting: Yeap, cause I'm the only one who can understand it, lol. Fine I'm exaggerating, it's pretty nice I think :)
Q: Are your toenails painted: Not now, removed them 2 months ago.
Q: Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in: ... Hehe.
Q: What color shirt are you wearing: Baby blue PJs.
Q: What were you doing at 7pm yesterday: Strolling in Tebrau City, I think.
Q: I can't wait till: PRE-U STPM is over! :D
Q: When did you cry last: Hmm, one day before my birthday this year.
Q: Are you a friendly person: Why don't you tell me? :)
Q: Do you have any pets: 1 dog and 6 puppies initially. I've sold 3 pups, so you do teh math. Sniff, goodbye Oreo, Cookie and Milo :(

Where is the person you have feelings for right now?: At home I suppose.

Did the last person you held hands with mean anything to you now?: Close friends :)

Do you sleep with the TV on?: Hahaa, sometimes when I doze off due to some boring crap or I'm just too tired, hahaa.

What are you doing right now?: The obvious.

Have you ever crawled through a window?: Hmm, yeah I think so. When I was some mischievous kid last time.

Can you handle the truth?: I may not like it, but yes.

Are you too forgiving?: Sometimes.

Are you closer to your mother or father?: Mother.

Who was the last person you cried in front of?: Hmmm, God :)

How many people can you say you've really loved?: Other than God, my family and best friends - only one.

Do you eat healthy?: I can if I want to, lol.

Do you still have pictures of you & your ex?: I already said I don't have one.

Have you ever cried because of something someone said to you?: Yeap.

How often do you go to church?: Everytime there's band practice, Sunday service and the Children's Ministry.

If you're having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to?: God and my cell phone, hahaa.

Are you loud or quiet most of the time?: I'm pretty neutral actually.

Are you confident?: When I want to, but yeah, most of the time.

Save the tag surveys, save the world :)

I don't think this is gonna stop them anyways, somehow.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

There She Goes...

hullo :)

Hmm, recently it's been raining a lot... everyday actually.
And we're talking about "cats and dogs" falling from the sky okay!
If you get what I mean.

Crapping in the car with Bryan after handling the Children's ministry...
And guess what we had after that?

I mean, CRAB!

Make that double, lol!
Well, mum was craving for some crab that day I guess.
I hadn't have crab for many years now, like 3-4 years?

I did not do this.

Look for Benroy.
Hence, the nickname "crapperlicious".

We then decided to show people how 'lala's look like while posing, like they always do...


Peace-signs are now curved inwards... why?
Not enough rice or energy is it??

*paham-paham saje lah*

Can you tell the time? :)

And these are my presents!

Mostly accessories this year, it's not that I'm complaining ;)

My other sets of present! :)

And yes Nette, I got your card all the way from Australia!
WHOO! Thanks a lot darling :)

My PERTINA bowling trophies.
Champ for individual and team, with Shaun! :D

It has my name engraved on 'em! :)
So nice.... bangga, I know.

Au revoir!

P.S: I'm planning to cut my hair soon.
No? Yes? Suggestions?
What say you?


you complete me :)