Thursday, November 27, 2008

prelude

there, there...

24-11-2008 first visit to a hill named after a tropical fruit



a brief session in capsquare after a not-too-good-but-not-too-bad movie, with our longtime 'brudders'.



e v e



( will be back after a short commercial break )


until then, adeus.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

pasal teg je...tak kisah lah.



di-teg oleh: SuangFu

1) Name of the person you tagged:
- don't care anymore. I don't want to put up with complaints and grudges.

2) Describe yourself in one word ?
- slow(as in blur)

3) Who will you pick,someone who really love you or someone you love?
- In-between, if LadyLuck happens to favour you.

4) Have you ever loved someone but never had the courage to tell?
- I guess so.

5) How if people reject your confessions face to face?
- maybe I'd just say "nevermind, then" and quietly walk away... nah.. don't know.

6) God is giving you just 5 more minutes before going back to heaven, if you love someone special, what will you say to that person?
- "I'll see you when I see you." Refer to the Bible (John 3: 16)

7) What will you say to a person who doesn't want to believe you?
- Suit yourself, it's your opinion anyway.

8) Was there ever a time that you tried to learn to love someone?
- Everyone's experienced it before, I'm positive.

9) Do you have someone special with you all the time?
- Yes, and He's omnipresent. That's something to be content in.

10) Long distance love?
- (no comments)

11) Best place to cry?
- under the sheets.

12) Who do you love the most?
(intentionally left blank)



God's still my priority ma, betul?

13) Ever hated someone so bad?
- I guess not. Really, really bad eh? Fussy teachers/administrators? Yes, but not THAT bad, I s'pose.

14) The biggest & most hurtful lie you heard?
- memory fails me.

15) The last person you had beer with?
- No, I don't drink beer. Had Long Island Iced Tea though, with my sisters.

16) The last person you went to the movies with?
- Dad and my twin.

17) The last person you talked on the cell phone with?
- Sis.

18) The last person you hugged?
- can't recall.

19) The last person you yelled at?
- can't recall. (awful memory, I know.)

20) (to what should I change this question?)uhm.. okay. Do you listen to the lyrics of any song on air or just plain flooding your ears with the music? (yes, I know this sounds out of context.hah)
- lyrics, together with the music. if it's blurred, never mind.

21)Think of the last time you were angry, why were you angry?
- my calls weren't answered.

22) If you could do anything or wish anything, what would it be?
- There'd be enough of 'isu budak bergaduh-gaduhan' in the parliament. politics... ugh. P.A. will be tough when it comes to our juniors' juniors' turn. hah! not to mention Sejarah.

23) If you could have an all expense paid trip, where would you go?
- anywhere-lah, as long as tranquility's in the package.

24) What reminds you most about her/him ?
- (not referring to any specific person) the way his eyes peer into yours, even without uttering a single word.

25) What/who would be the hardest thing/person for you to give up on?
agatha christie, her books, I mean. Fiction. novels. tv series: CriminalMinds. NCIS. agh. and crafts... there wouldn't be a thing. Never give up on your faith, though.

26) Five facts about me
- bermata sepet
- kerap berdiam diri
- lebih sanggup membaca daripada bercakap
- merehatkan minda dalam bidang seni
- saja-saja menggunakan BahasaMalaysia untuk menjawab soalan ini. hah!

27) Four things that scare me
- the way the wind howls when it seeps through the sliding doors.
- crowds, esp if I'm the one they're paying attention to. (referring to public speaking)
- jogging before 7 a.m. in every youth camp I've been through, esp up and down slopes.
- (out of ideas, if it's considered a fear factor)

28) Last movie you watched
- The Dark Knight. outdated heh? yep.

29) 3 of your favourite colours
- olive green, navy blue , grey/gray(either way-lah) ... all are pleasant. it's just how you arrange them that determines whether you like it or not. my all-time favourite: neutral shades.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Boo'ya Moon vs. the real stuff ; it's a tie.

Yep, it has been quite a while since my last update. Okay... I have been lazy and I don't want to be too online-dependent. Who knows what it does to you, eh...

November2nd, played Futsal with members of the youth group in church, at an indoor futsal centre in Air Panas.
November9th, jogged/walked for 4km around Dataran Merdeka. Whole family participated in the annual charity walk/jog/wheel-a-thon with the disabled. That was tiring. But it's for a good cause, so I didn't mind. Got to flex my muscles anyway, heh? Ouch!

2nd semester holidays are back, yeah we all know that, and guess what, it's already almost rest-less. In a way that I've got time to read all the in-the-waiting-list books, not all though. Have finished The Two Towers and Stephen King's Lisey's Story(bought it in 2007) so far. Won't stop yet. A chance too dear to miss.

Tuition classes eat away the Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The rest of the week I'll have to force myself to read one next year's textbook and prepare notes. Leceh kan. sesungguhnya, it's for our own good in the end, betul? Gotta gear up for 2009 somehow...




Yesterday was a bright, sunny Friday. Finished washing school shoes then I thought, clear skies, fluffy white clouds, and that eye-of-heaven which doth not cease to cast its ray ... might as well kill some time snapping away the creator's marvels. Note: 'twas around 1pm when these were taken.


among the rest, I like this best.




another year to wear these. right till december.



School shoes will not be in my sight for another 7 weeks or so. It'll be a different story when I'll have to wear them next time.

In the meantime, will spend some time doing what I enjoy doing for now. With Christmas looming and birthdays approaching, gotta oil my right brain (It'll take longer to rust)... yep, craft sessions are back! not full blast though...

Camp will be from the 11th-15th of Dec at Cameron Highlands.
And... I'll be off to The Land of Kathoeys. (if you're clueless, wait till I get back!)

New sets in Polyvore recently. Hope I'll have more time over there. and I'm sure I'm starting to miss sitting comfortably in the seats of a dimmed room watching a movie with the surround-sound and all...(the other details, I'll leave you to wander off... about who's sitting next to you or who's buying the popcorns...whichever comes to your mind)

these are what I can manage for now... will be back soon enough.

p/s: ignore the title. Boo'ya Moon is a place where some people drift to when they're drifting away. It's found in one of Stephen King's books.


adeus, then!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bukit Tabur !

Tuesday's Feat!

7.45am - begun our ascent.

8am - reached first peak.



shown here's the reservoir. Klang Gate Dam, which reminds me of the waters of Isengard.hah!



8.08am - pit stop. note the altitude. below is a part of taman melawati.



9.16am - steep slope right after second peak.
assisted by two dogs, pets of another group of climbers we met.




9.22am - scaling the rocks.



9.39am - we're at the opposite peak.



9.50am - crossed over.



10.08am - third peak.








10.48am - an open space. halfway, trekking down.



11.10am - an open space. nearly finishing. note the rocks in the background.
that's where we climbed, I presume.



approx. 11.30am - completed hike. went for lunch at Dharbar's.

not expecting the next day we can barely get up from bed.
went to school, nevertheless.
two days of walking in a funny manner.
bukit tabur was worth the hike. spectacular panorama. kinda terrifying slopes. weather was great. no rain on mon. tracks downhill weren't muddy. trails were challenging, nerve wracking. rock climbing was great! so's the photo taking, at such an altitude!

long to experience the real thing? do not hesitate to notify.
there'll be a second hike for sure! (if circumstances permit)

-fini-

happy halloween! and happy birthday to CARMEN!

trick or treat?

Monday, October 27, 2008

tundaan=tangguhan=pampasan

Sept 30th - sheryiin's ...



went to a place where butterfly-cut chickens are grilled;
caught up with each other and all were slightly thrilled.



and so they came over and stayed for a while;
took a picture and neighed til some went wild.


all is good, all is well.
what more can I tell?



early Oct - dad's 52nd, california pizza kitchen


this is the CPK-BLT


pasta and pizzas were good.
six of these brought up the mood.

nay! don't be fooled,
below par they are, and left someone's pockets in need of stitching,
however they make you drool.


all is fine, we had a good dine.
too bad there weren't any wine.



Oct 19th/a day before final exam - asikin's aidilfitri open house

this is what you will get from me when your house is open.
nothing expensive but it's our token
of appreciation.



Oct 14th - yvewei's eligible to watch all genres of movies



last but not least,

Oct 26th - taking photos during mom's line dance performance





exams are over days are quite sober, time to replenish, no time to read rubbish;
packed are the days that will come your way, till there's not an hour to waste.
Jenny don't be hasty's a good piece of advice from John Mayer,
but not till everytime there're things to do I'd say "Later".

all is well, not too good, not too bad.
problems there are, where doubts and sadness fill my heart's jar.

doors of opportunity will be kept ajar,
till I manage to find one that opens to green pastures and in its vastness roam afar.


until then, fellow comrades. am content to be back!
adeus! and finally,

be merry as we celebrate for light triumphs over darkness!
be of good cheer for everything's not lost!

in the meantime I'll drown myself in radiohead.

Farewell!

(an effect of reading The Two Towers)

Friday, October 24, 2008

kerja dalam proses

o n h i a t u s. updates in a coupla days.

segala kesulitan adalah amat dikesali. harap maklum.

Friday, September 19, 2008

tags and gags.

The rules and regulations:

1. Each player of this game starts off with 15 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself.
2. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 15 weird things/habits/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly.
3. At the end, you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names.
4. No tags back!!


fine... here goes :

1. don't be surprised when you see some one reading and smiling and/or mumbling to herself in the lrt or in class during free time. I always do that. maybe I'll just frown instead, eh?

2. don't know why I'm very fond of green. especially olive green. used to loathe what we call it 'durian-green' when I was young. maybe that's how I grew to love durians. haha



3. I mentioned that I loved to doodle on my knees, some time ago. yeah, that's one thing I can't figure out why. out of papers? who knows? contraindication: being threatened that I'd be skinned. ink acidic. bad for skin. ink bad. ink no good on skin. do you hear?

4. I used to loved to draw sailormoon (and her gang: venus, mercury, jupiter, mars...even chibi-moon) in primary 1 or 2. I've got a friend who's a boy who loved to draw them as well. and I STILL remember his name. good ol' days. bad drawing. very bad. big eyes. sharp chin. long hair... their hair, ahem... not the hair-down-there, I was kind of 'mesmerized'. seeing how they flow or catch the wind.

5. used to not like to clap my hands or sing during sunday service when I was young. maybe kids are like that. But one happy thing about sunday school (conducted in mandarin) is that we've got presents. One time my teacher gave me a teddy bear, a white one, who 'sings' out a lullaby, when you press its tummy. sweet memories...

6. people told us(sis and I) that they did not expect us to watch anime. because we did not look as if we're the ones who like to watch animation. naming a few here: (then) cardcaptor sakura, slam dunk, naruto ; (now) bleach. and mind that... watching anime dubbed in BM is a whole lot funnier. It's TRUE. too bad no time these days... care to lend me some? really wanna continue watching bleach. we're stuck at ep. 80.

7. attended drawing/art class when I was in primary 4/5. my teacher's an artist and she's from the same church as well that time, involved in sunday school. used colour pencils and learnt quite a lot about using colours. colour tone. shadows and all... wish I could've extended the lessons back then.

8. I love to read. Yet, most of the time I'd stack 'em at one corner, thinking that I'll let them pile up first and read articles, books, newspaper clipppings at one go. guess it'll be very hard to come to pass. I've been pestered to clear up the mess lots of times. ( to Sheryiin: I'm so gonna finish Kit's Law!!! gonna return it to you soon... just wished I had the time... ) haha. my favourite so far: agatha christie's Poirot series. ask me if you want to know other books i recommend.

9. Sometimes being alone feels like you're detached from what's around you. And i think it's a sense of peace that makes it worth the detachment. maybe you might not get what I mean. never mind.

10. I do not like to eat cempedak. and fruits of which their texture tastes the same. ciku. dates. ugh... nangka is good enough.

11. my tongue will hurt when I drink coke or pepsi after eating potatoes; eating guava; certain pineapples; even aubergine makes my tongue itch. because my tongue's got 'cracks'. don't know what they call it.

12. used to say the word 'kumbayah' quite often when I was young as well. you know Eek, the Cat? haha. and the phrase ' well, you know me...' ala Mat Rock in SpanaJaya, the local tv series.


13. people think that making crafts/cards and all, the inspiration comes naturally. certainly it does Not. sometimes it comes just like a click. other times, you may get stuck and abandon your 'project'. after all... it's hard to explain... nevermind, again.

14. I'm no good at PC games, those of which involves multi-tasking, which needs you to do this and that while defending/killing stuff while trying hard to make sure you still have a life. yea, I admit that. I can only focus one thing at a time if you want me to do something the way you want it.

15. before moving over to the present house, we had to follow a rule while watching tv, which was to avoid leaving the carpet. if not, 50cents if caught out of the carpet. so we kept our toes touching the carpet when we lie on our stomachs. sometimes we pay 1 ringgit just for another chance. 'belanja terdahulu' eh? accounts people?


guess that's all for now.
tired, tired week. exams a month away... gah...

do not feel like tagging. leave it be, then. that means... You're spared. run, run, before I have second thoughts. gahahha...


(since when did they call us PLAYERS??)

wish i could get 'em gel-ed. spikes. any ideas?

Friday, September 12, 2008

points to ponder.

unclogging the grey matter.


"do what makes you happy. smile as often as you can. laugh as much as you breathe. love as long as you live."


you'll never know what your mind is capable of... unless you put in effort.


"happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder..." - Thoreau. (being too self-conscious is not a good thing.)


do spend some of your time to do some 'stock-taking'. what lies within?


signing off-

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

monday punches!

George Washington said, "Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone."


finally you've returned...

how I've been waiting, and waiting for it.
watching you was the best thing I've decided since you showed up.
in fact, I don't mind watching you every day.
sadly, school stuff matters.
and I can only see you once every week.
Mondays, yeah, only Mondays.


you kept me asking for more. I know.

I've been watching you for the past 2 years.
nevertheless, that wasn't my regret.
and I'll never, ever let you slip past me,again.






you had me at hello, CriminalMinds!

Friday, September 05, 2008

fancy a can of sardines? or anchovies? anyone?

August 17 , Sunday, USM Penang - sister's convocation


this sure looks like an olympic torch eh?
loved the 2 bouquets we brought there.
bought the flowers at a shop in PetalingStreet. packed them a day before our trip up north. strangely, they do look kind of Greek(I think I need to rephrase this...but never mind that).



scorched : came back with a sunburn and I've got red, itchy spots on my forearm for days.
had fun photo-taking though. Sunday's weather was good, really.


yeah, get work soon!



our HOME in Penang, vistana hotel. sure hope it won't be the last time we're staying there.
it's been 6 years already... gee...


raining the day after sis' session
talk about God's perfect timing huh?

Finally I got to watch The Dark Knight, despite hearing someone complain that he did not know what the movie was about. It was good. Psychotic. Deeply moving. And I loved the way the narrator(or was it Officer Gordon) talks when it was coming to an end, about Batman being Gotham City's silent guardian and all... but not the hero, the villain instead. sigh.

sheesh.... homeworks kept on waiting, waiting... waiting for the time to devour me.
(a la John Mayer)


August 19 , Badminton tournament for all sixth formers.
do not feel like bringing up the past. sadly, I was beaten by an olahragawati sekolah. It was fun, I know. The next day I felt like I'm a bag of stones. Getting up was tough.real tough.

August 21 , former classmates(form 5) gathering up a hill called 'Look Out Point' near Hulu Langat. Response was good this time. got to meet up and talk for a while. yea, it was good.

August 23 , titiwangsa family photoshoot : sister's of course.

I figured I wandered away...

Dynasty Hotel : Farewell Party for the Seniors.


decoration was minimal, but nice... cuz 'we' did it. fussy people, I know. but, it was a joy, such a contentment to savour that. by the way, sis and I custom-made this guest book. glued the ribbon. wrote the front cover. that's it. the prom was alright for me. good in a sense that we benefit from the exposure( pun definitely not intended ). nevertheless, there is still room for improvement. the organising committees have done a good job, but I have a feeling that we're still far from being able to adapt to the 'prom culture'. anyway, it was a good start for a school like mine. and mind me, my feet sure felt funny wearing 3-inch heels.

no photos available, my apologies : )

August 29 , NatDay Celeb in ChongHwa.
had to carry and wave the state flags. darn, was it tiring. no further comments.

okay, back to the present
had my hair cut real short. a load off my head and shoulders. hope to meet up with long-time buddies soon. gah... everyone's busy. exams are due in October.
lots to read. lots to do. lots to catch up on. (the haunt never ends)

that's all for now.


until then, ADEUS!

Friday, August 08, 2008

stupendousstupidity



*this is yours, sheryiin!

1st aug. happy 26th birthday, AJ.

went looking for dresses for a coming event somewhere in a shopping centre I seldom frequent
after school together with sheryiin, michelle, yee teng, jolyn, and sis.

bought tickets for TheDarkKnight,5.50pm. that guy serving us was in a bad mood, so only sheryiin and I got rm7 tickets. the rest had to pay rm4 more.

kept our tickets without checking the details.
off we went to have lunch before starting our 'duties'.

managed to get a dark grey knee length dress for rm36 after a 40% discount.
the rest, unfortunately, didn't buy any. decisions were tough anyway.

everything settled, I was left with sis and sheryiin, cuz the other two told us they couldn't catch the movie, after we bought the tickets. rm11 wasted.

so yeah, the 3 bought the necessities and went into Hall9.

strangely, although we expected they were screening the ads, the hall was almost full.

(note: we were there around 5.35pm)

went out of Hall9. and double-checked the time of the movie.

"5.15pm - TheMummy : Tomb of ..."

( long, long ... pause )


* head to sheryiin's page for other details


fillers :

back home I figured out why it happened. we told that guy in a bad mood we'll be watching a five-fifty movie. I suspected he heard five-fifteen.

ridiculous, is it not?


* * *


no idea.

moral of the story:

CHECK YOUR TICKETS AFTER YOUR PURCHASE!


6th aug. happy 23rd birthday, Yong!
choc moist cake straight from the kitchen - awfully good.

08/08/08

forced to buy 2 pairs of customised socks from the school. pre-order stage now.

8 bucks. irrational, is it not?

school's on tomorrow. replacing HariRaya holidays.

sheeeesh.

( what's that number 8 got to do with 08/08/08 anyway, huh??)


until then, adeus!