30 November 2009

Sexual Disorders Map

Studying Abnormal Psychology in this semester is one of the most pleasurable subjects I would say. Pleasurable as in I get to explore, discover and understand many types of disorders which I have never encountered before like dissociative disorderssomatoform disorders, schizophrenia disorders, anxiety disorderssexual disorders and etc. Well, I have heard and read about those disorders in my first year when I took the Introduction of Psychology class. Just, it wasn’t as deep as this time.


One of the good things studying Abnormal Psychology is that I can start to understand people around me better by observing their behaviors and analyzing their cognitive thinking. It includes people whom the public normally view them as weirdo’ or strange people’.  For example, cases like when a person tells you that he can hear invisible voices and see figures where the normal eyes can’t see; change mood dramatically from being happy to sad without proper reason; shout hysterically at strangers; scare of being in the lift and  love stealing women bras and underwear.


If you have ever come across with these people, don’t straight away jump into conclusion that it is something to do with superstitious reasons – like spirit, ghost, demon and etc. It might have something to do with the dysfunctional sides of the brains – mostly it’s related to biological and psychological reasons. That is why the researchers are still doing their job.


Anyway, let us put this topic aside about the dysfunctional part. I am not a soon-to-be a psychiatric you see. Except if I want to be a clinical psychology (in another few years or decades, maybe?). This time, I wanna share with you my Sexual Disorders Map, a map which is called mind map. Lol..




Weeks before this, when my Abnormal Psychology test was around the corner, I did a quick mind map to memories every disorders which have been taught in the class. Well, Eric did ask me on why I wasted my time writing and drawing mind map? For your and his information, I am a kind of person who can’t memorize words. I need a story and drawing to help me in understanding, thus allowing me to memorize. So, creating mind map which is invented by Tony Buzan has boosted up my memory capacity, instead of writing dull traditional notes.


General information

Sexual Disorders includes:

  1. Transvestic Fetishism
  2. Fetishism
  3. Exhibitionism
  4. Voyuerism
  5. Pedophilia
  6. Sexual masochism
  7. Frotteurism
  8. Sexual sadism



The day when I was about to enter the exam hall (a last minute scanning activity), I brought along my mind map and Dayang, one of my coursemate saw my map and started laughing on those sketches which I made. She seemed to impress with my so call ‘masterpiece’ for this sexual disorder notes. Others who heard our dialogues came near us and started showing disbelief expression.



Soon, I started to wonder..  “Is the map so funny?”


sexual1   I personally think that  it is not that 18XL nor 18SL right?



Anyway, it really helps me in answering those questions which related to sexual disorders. Hey, I am an expert in this chapter! Emm.. I mean theoretically.

27 November 2009

Kahve Cafe

If you have been following my blog like a year and above, I believe you are quite familiar with the name Mamak. Well, it’s not the mamak who you will meet at the Roti Canai stall or Nasi Kandar restaurant. Her real name is May and she is one of my best buddies since secondary school.




Few days ago, she came to my house for a 3 days and 2 nights vacation. Since it is my semester break, she decided to spend some times with me while at the same time updating with each others life. Apart from the pillow talk sessions, May and I had been to a ‘Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan’ activity and this time it was in Kahve, a new Western like cafe at Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur.




This cafe is actually introduced by Irene, another best friend of mine who had been here for several times. Of course, Irene is always right with her suggestion (I wonder, when will she make a wrong one?). It is indeed a great place especially for the youngsters to hang out with classmates to finish up assignment; a drink with colleagues to squeeze out gossip or couples to spend a romantic dinner. As for me, I love spending my time at Kahve with my best buddies as it is a real good place for food and talk.




So, I drove May to Kahve and we ordered quite a lot of food although we clearly knew that it was our tea time. We had 2 plate of mushroom soup (is a must!), a set of garlic bread, a set of sausage-with-smash-pototo (forgotten the course name) and 2 glass of drink – Chocolate shake and lime milk.



I love their mushroom soup as it is so creamy and full with mushroom. And the price is reasonable, RM3.50 if I am not mistaken for the soup. In fact, the price of every single dish and drink according to the menu is quite reasonable and affordable for a student like me. There provide wi-fi service too. No wonder there are lot of customers who brought along their laptops.





May and I had a great time there, eating and chatting.  I love such a lifestyle (faster earn money and eat till I die. Lol..).



Honestly, I am a kind of person who love eating. I can chew really slow, allowing every single drop of  juice from the food to be fully absorbed by the taste buds. With joy, the food being swallowed patiently with a smile on the face. I believe having this habit has annoyed a lot of people especially my parents. They always complain on how slow I am when it comes to eating. Thus, I am being crowned as the ‘Tortoise Eater’.




Also, because of the above reason, I know I can’t be a food blogger. No, I can’t although I am CurryEgg (the name of food). I know very well that I will suffer watching the food from the camera screen. Firstly, the aroma of the food will tickle my nostril. Secondly, the image of the yummilious food will disturb my concentration while snapping the photos. Lastly, I don’t want my company to feel annoyed or neglected  by my photosnapping activity. I received quite a lot of complains before this. Lol…



I personally think that this place will be better if they play background music especially soft or sentimental songs. Also, if they can make more spaces in between of the tables it will be even better.




If you are interested to have a try at this Cafe, here is the contact. I did get their name card and thought of sharing it here in my blog.



29, Jalan Kuchai Maju 8,

Kuchai Entreprenuers Park,

58200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel/Fax: +603-79836143


Happy holiday! :D

24 November 2009

Single To Double Eyelid?

Still remember my previous post on ‘The Unspoken Dark Secret’? There is a small part in which I promised to share my silly story about the pink eye clips invented by the Japanese. I wonder how many of you have come across with this kind of clip?




It was about a year ago when I came across with these clips during in the month of December in a shop name S+J. They sell lot of cute stuff like Coca-cola classic clock, soft toy, voodoo doll photo frame and etc. But never had I thought of they will sell double eye lids stickers and this so called ‘special effect clips’. They will turn boring single eye lids into seductive double eye lids. Well, this is what I thought in the very first place.


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I did try to put them on my eyes, hoping to make the type of eyes I want. It is not that I am not appreciating my eyes. No no no. I am grateful as I am allowed to witness the beauty of the world, not living in total darkness. It is just that……. double eye lids make someone look fresher and more attractive. If you don’t believe me, try to look in the magazine and count the number of double eye lids female models or observe the artist in the television show. Aren’t they just… too many? How about the single lids? Emmm… no idea.


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If it is not because of my parents and relatives who kept on complaining about the size of my eyes, small, unattractive when I was a kids, I would not feel incomplete till now. So, watch your words when you are talking to kids. You have no idea how much it affects their growing process. I remembered my mum told me that she is not my biological mum. She picked me up from a nearby garbage and keep me as her child. Thus, I don’t look like her nor my dad who have bigger eyes. Old trick.. =_=




I thought using these clips and sticker will make my dream come true. Sadly, it is not that easy. In fact, it turned my eyes look older. I had more wrinkles although they did look bigger. Those unnatural triple eye lids had stopped me from trying, again.




I guess I don’t know how to use these little helpers and I have stopped using them ever since the first attempt. Maybe I still like my single eye lids as they are still naturally fabulous. All I have to do is to learn the correct way to sharpen my small eyes using cosmetic products (pencil, eye shadow, mascara and etc).





By the way, my eyes are unique right?




Say yes.

Or else, you will affect my adulthood… =P


P/s: Thanks to my vision impairment (blind) friends who have taught me the real beauty of the eyes. I will remember this, I promise.

23 November 2009

What Does CurryEgg Mean To You?

Lately, I am doing a short survey about ‘What is your first impression when you hear about CurryEgg’ in Facebook and Twitter. I posted this short update in the status bars and almost similar comments were received from my friends and twitter followers. Frankly, most of the comments are real stomach-aching-ones.. *giggles*


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The very first similarity which I can spot from the comments is mainly about “FOOD”. Or something which relates to spiciness or eggie shape. It causes me to stun for a few seconds, wondering if I have looked like an egg or smelled like curry in these 2 years ++ ever since I owned http://curryegg.blogspot.com.


Well, was I?



Or am I?


If that is the case, I should start considering myself to be a full time food blogger where you can only witness me enjoying food.


P/s: I will be owning a new domain soon. Don’t know how it works and how to make it works. Anyway, curryegg.com is going to born for sure… finally…   Good news?

Follow me at twitter: @curryegg 

20 November 2009

The Popeyes Day. Oops, I Mean Ours Day

I am so wanting to call this our the ‘Popeyes Day’ as I realize I have deeply fallen in love with the Popeyes’s smash potato, coleslaw and crispy fried chicken since my first visit. Oh dear.. I am salivating in the middle of the night! Scary!


Of course it was nothing if compare to my dearest coursemates as they are yummier, crispier and tastier. Lol. What happen to me?! It sounds like I have eaten my coursemates before this. Oops! I am Jennifer (Megan Fox latest movie). Muahaha… XD


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I am still wondering, why do I posed myself with the Popeyes tomato sauce? Must be K.Yen’s idea. Lol.. =P


Yesterday, my coursemates and I had finally ended our 5th War (final paper) and had spent a fantastic day together in one of the big malls (Midvalley if you are interested to know). We were like as free as a bird, flying and chirping happily around. If you are asking for another metaphor, I would say like “a prisoner who has been granted for 1 month break after years of being jailed”. Assignments, projects and tests had chained us for months and now we have gained the key for freedom finally!






Well, it wasn’t that bad seriously. I mean my 5th semester in Counseling course wasn’t that bad. It is just that I had been spending serious moments for my studies and hardly had fun time in between of those craziest and busiest periods in the semester. I am a dedicated student, ok? Lol.. trust me.. *wink*




So, 18th November 2009 was one of our important days (or just me?). We chatted, laughed, joked, ate, sang, danced, teased, watched, shopped and cried like crazy. I felt like I was a mad lady, laughing and joking none stop in the fast food restaurant, The Popeyes. Sorry my dear friends. I was seriously out of control that moment. My ‘inner child’ was encouraging me to do so.. *wink wink* :)



In the end of the day, we had watched the 2012 movie together and guess what? Most of us were so touched with the story. I cried almost each plot. If it was not because of the eyeliner and mascaras on my eyes, I would definitely sobbed with K.Yen since the more, the marrier? =P




The 2012 movie has taught me a lot about people, life and death. It has shown me how human can be either noble or selfish when it comes to survival; how life becomes short when death is approaching; the power of nature. It has also reminded me that love, relationship and humanity are important in human’s life. No matter how much fame, money and status you have achieved in current life, everything will gone once you die. Not to mention when the end of the day arrives.



I believe this new insight which I have gained from the movie has encouraged me to be more daring and consistent in increasing the volume of my voices in this blog as I want to be heard – especially by my family, friends and people who cared about me. I want them (you) to feel my love for you.


So my dear coursemates, thanks for being such a good mates through out these few years and I am glad to have you guys in my life. Those ups and downs moments will not been forgotten. Hope to see you girls soon! Safe journey back to your hometown and please, plan another date for movie and The Popeyes again. Lol.. XD





Gosh. I am hungry now.. Come back and feed me.. T.T


P/s: To my other coursemates who have missed this fun moment, don’t worry. We will go out together in next semester. A better and organized plan should be made earlier before the War 6. Promise.. :)

18 November 2009

The Unspoken Dark Secret

There were times I feel bad about myself in which I fail to see any good sides of me. In fact, it happens once in a while like the waves, showing ups and downs every time the winds come. I guess, some of you who know me well in real life might be surprised reading this phrase, “fail to see any good sides of me” because I may look so confident at times. You might be shocked if I start revealing one of the darkest secrets of me in the next following paragraph. Something which I rarely voice out to my close friends, not even my family. So, please keep this silence moment for me because Ms CurryEgg has something to tell.


 I remember years ago when I was still a teenager, I didn’t like myself at all. One of the aspects which I dislike the most is my physical look. I hate to have single eye lids, hate my short height, hate my small boobs, hate those volcanic pimples conquering on my once-upon-a-time smooth face and hate my teeth. Besides the dissatisfaction over my physical appearance, I hate my personality. I was told that I was sometimes hot-tempered and self-centered. Not knowing who exactly I was, I started evaluating my relationship with others – it was negative. At the same time, I felt so dumb about my IQ level as I was not a smart girl and always achieved an average result in class. Plus, I was not active with any co-curriculum activity, except those which related to art.


So, these 3 aspects which related to beauty, personality and intelligent scored bad points and soon leaded me to self-hatred.




It started to make me admire and envy those who are sociable, beautiful, confident and intelligent be it my classmates, school mates, relatives, friends or even artists. These people share the same qualities which are having adorable features, good body figure, incredible talents, wise in handling with people, respectable leadership and etc. They are just so perfect and I wished to be like them.


Sometimes, I did compare myself with the ‘perfect them’. The more I compared myself with them, the worse I feel. I used to perceive I was worthless and ordinary, nothing to feel proud about my own achievement. In fact, I didn’t think I had achieved any spectacular achievement during in my teen age, except being a class monitor and assistant monitor for 5 years.




I have learned from the experts (especially the Psychologists) saying that it was normal to have negative self-concept during teen age life because it is the most critical and unstable moment. If you manage to overcome all those negative self-talk in you, you will be a healthy and happy adolescence or else, vice versa happens. Well, I am not sure how far this finding is right. Anyway, I would say this idea fits my teen age story pretty well after going through those unfavorable moments. Now, I love and accept myself more because I realize that I am unique.


I have forgotten how I managed to face those negativities in me, those challenges. I don’t even aware of how I changed and transformed – from self hating to self loving. But one thing for sure, the journey is long and tough. It doesn’t happen in one day or one year, but it is a continuous commitment and effort in more than 7 years. Frankly, I wouldn’t know how far I have changed if not because of these sweet testimonials from my coursemates who know after my ‘weak moment’.


From Aileen and Angel:  Handmade birthday card.. :)


From my coursemates: The Birthday Card



From Shu Huan: Birthday Card




From Shu Huan: Exam wish card.




P/s: Sorry to reveal your messages here (if it is private for you) as I have this urge to snap and post them in my blog. Who know, in another few years I might encounter memory lost due to accident or health problem. This blog will be a good place for me to retrieve all my past and memory. Except if 2012 happens.. choi!

P/s/s: By the way, every word from you have really melted my heart. Thanks for your sincerity and generosity of words.. *hugs*



I wouldn’t  be afraid to disclose myself over this matter because I wish to let my friends know that I am not a perfect person and I am still working with my self-confident and self-esteem. Believe it or not, I still wish to have double eye lids instead of single pairs. They make me look like sleepy and unattractive. Lol..




What are those pink stuff on my eyes? Well, they are eye clips invented by the Japanese. I shall share this in details in my next following post about my silly story.. =P


Curry Egg or Kelly Tan is just a human like anybody else who need love and support from others. Thanks for accepting me as whoever I am right now. I am blessed to have you guys in my life. At the same time, I wish to let my readers who can connect to my story and is facing this issue will not give up on yourself as we can always change and improve from time to time. Always believe in yourself that you are unique and deserve to be cared, respected and loved.



I love CurryEgg always. Yum yum~

17 November 2009

The Sixth Sense That I Want!

A friend in Facebook, Susan used to ask me before about the differences between sixth sense and instinct. I couldn't recall much on what I had answered her last few months but I remembered in the end of the discussion, I got confused. So, I suggested her to visit the Wikipedia or books to get better and trustable information. At the same time, I promised if I have come across with any information about sixth sense and instinct I will inform her.

To my surprise, as I was doing some visiting to my friends' blogs in this cold morning, I came across with this stupendous video clip from @NileshBabu about the future 'Sixth Sense'. This is the 'Sixth Sense' I am looking for, not just touch screen iPhone or easy access BlackBerry. This future technology is going to be our extra senses and even strengthen our instinct. You know what I mean if you watch this. Some cool scenes which I love so much.

I guess I am a bit out-dated with the news since it has been published like 8 months ago. How not geek I am, I know. Anyway, it is better late than never right? Lol..

P/s: I wonder, will my curryegg name appear on my body if the TED device scan over me? Emm..