Wednesday, April 30, 2008

fab-five ; five-fact

* to whom it may concern : ignorance is bliss.

five random facts about this author :
( am I worthy to be called an author? gee... guess not )

  • Fact #1 : Drawing on my knees spurred my interest in art, I suppose.
    I used to love drawing stuff, which I can't remember what, with a pen, on my knees, and getting my ears flooded with warnings of getting my knees skinned, even before pre-school(I guess).and what's funny is that there was a time I kept drawing SailorMoon(and others as well).PrimaryTwo, yeah...


  • Fact #2 : I'm a lover of books.
    Throw me any reading material (exception - nonsensical, boring stuff), I'll read. I'll be very pleased to have a space of my own while reading, which leads to...


  • Fact #3 : I'm introverted.
    I remember what I once said some time in March last year, that I'm afraid of crowds, even more when I need to speak in front of them.


  • Fact #4 : I find day-dreaming an antidepressant.
    do not be surprised when you find me staring somewhere or at something blankly because, day-dreaming helps in relieving stress & fatigue, for me in this case.


  • Fact #5 : I was drawn to Coldplay's music since FormOne.
    'The Scientist' - first song I heard from this British band - caught my ears, and that was in 2003. One time in school during assembly there was this EnglishWeek programme going on and they asked the students to guess what song is sung by which band/artiste. And I got kind of hyped up when I heard that. but I wasn't that into Coldplay until form3/form4. 'Trouble', 'Fix You' and 'The Scientist', they helped me get through last minute revisions and times when I'm not in the mood.
    ( anyway... I know it's ironic but do support the local music industry!! 'Pagi yang Gelap by Hujan is one of my favourites.)


Tagging none.

Monday, April 28, 2008

coming-and-goings.



tuesday - april 15
first visit to J.Co's after dropping by to jenguk a friend working at Starbucks. feel like messing up the patterns on the chocolate coat.
Vienna bagels are better though.




thursday&friday - april 17-18
changes are taking place in penang.
but it's still a comfort.
staying for the night at a place we feel at home.
and having thossai telur bawang and teh tarik kurang manis for breakfast.



Bird Motive I , Marian Capka

wednesday - april 23
Slovak Contemporary Graphic Art Exhibition, MIA.




thursday - april 24
calling out the cookie monster within.

friday - april 25
Anugerah Kecemerlangan SMJK Chong Hwa

( pics : N/A )

got to meet up with friends I've never met since SPM ended.
got to catch up with a fellow art clubber-cum-president who still looks just as cute.
got to have lunch with a classmate whom I've never went out with throughout Form 4 and Form 5.
and that was the first time she had her meal at Secret Recipe.
I'm glad the rest of us forced her to join us. and I hope she's happy and content, too.

wearing less-than-one-inch heels and walking on tar roads are simply giving me a hard time.

nonethelesss, it's been an interesting week.

and until then, bonjour! and au revoir!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

a tag from nat.

1. Who is your all-time inspiration?
did this before.

2. What do you feel like doing now?
day-dreaming or just simply wandering off.

3. If you were to be stranded on a deserted island, who are the 3 blog buddies you would take with you? Why?
did this before. but now, I don't know... maybe I need some volunteers?

4. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
did this before. anywhere worth exploring.

5. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
no idea. did this before. still, no idea though I said I don't remember my dreams.

6. Do you believe in true love?
probably. provided if this is what God has in mind.

7. What is your favourite food?
anything with the word 'potato'.

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
did this before. I'll save it for rainy days. support the family. probably give some to charity. then the rest I'll buy books about art.and novels.craft materials i.e. papers e.t.c.

9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
dah buat pun.

10.List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
dah buat pun. tapi ini untuk natalie. she's : kinda cool n' calm(from what I've seen so far) ; sporty, because I always see her wearing T-shirts+shorts+sneakers when we meet, except during work ; and lastly, she's a friendly friend of mine whom I've got to know in a better way recently.

11. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
dah buat jugak. revolves around understanding. and mutual respect, perhaps? the rest is from the last tag(same question).

12. Which type of person do you hate the most?
did this before, but I'd love to repeat. " inconsiderate people. anywhere. anytime. "

13. What is your ambition?
did this also. as always, I have NO idea. since young.

14. If you have faults, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?
did this. but there's some changes. point out to me if that's a serious matter. if not, tell me personally. I'd rather they tell me personally, if possible.

15. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?
belief. or religion. or plainly, my relationship with Christ, since He's the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.

16. Are you a shopaholic?
did this. yes, I am when it comes to books and papers, and more fiction/non-fiction and more papers for crafts.

17. If you have a chance. Which part of your character you would like to change?
not in a right state of mind to think. did this before. but I think it's my being indecisive. Don't know how I should start counter this though.

18. What would you do if you have an off day?
uh... I'm not employed. masih berada di bangku sekolah. form six starting next month. uniform belum beli lagi. belum daftar juga. haha.

19 . Whats the last shocking thing you've seen or heard ?
not really sure. It's not entirely shocking either. China's the top manufacturer of lingerie. seen and heard this yesterday on DiscoveryChannel or some other related channels.

20. How do you feel now?
from yesterday : got a tiny blister on my lil toe(wearing mary-janes). sore feet and a lil bruise from wearing slippers and brisk walking. and now I'm getting sleepy.


Tagging nobody. Unless somebody wants to do it. Anybody's free to do so.
Signing out. Till next time, jumpa lagi.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

penggempar bumi. apr 12th.

was together with our youth group. and my buddy was here.




7.15p.m. - doors opened up wide for the public. you could've seen how they thronged in.
the rest who couldn't find a place, even the aisles were taken, had to be ushered to the overflow room.





sometime after 8p.m. - Praise&Worship session begins. with speakers blasting and the hair at the back of our necks rising, Planetshakers, a band-cum-organisation from the land down under gave their all for the One Above.

sorry guys, badly wanted to record the whole chorus, but I got only the first part of it, and it's not even complete, due to technical errors, no, battery ran out la ni...



now, here are some other pics taken :


whiff---




how wonderful, how beautiful,
name above every name, exalted high...

that's it for now.
had thossai telur bawang for dinner-cum-supper.
still tired.
gah...


click here for lyrics and here for the music(though not by planetshakers)

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's been almost nine years...

...since I last stepped into Petrosains.

It's been five years

...since I last spent time with two lovely, lovely friends of mine.

It's been a few months back

...since I last met them at the cinema.

It's been a week

...since I last kept in touch with an NS trainee.

And...

It's been four days

...since I last updated.

haha.

well then, here goes.



10th April, Thursday


11a.m.

sis and I headed towards SwatchShop to meet Xiowei. instead, she came from behind us and we both got a shock.

11.17a.m.

the three didn't know what to do since we've decided not to watch a movie. but still, we entered TGV and bought three tickets for The Water Horse, 11.20a.m.

1.15p.m.

movie was okay. didn't really like the creature. it's called Cruesoe, named after Robinson Cruesoe. it whines. ugh. went up to meet Carmen. and off we went for lunch.

about 1.30p.m.

Indecisive. the three who were in the cinema were frozen. there were less than ten movie-goers back then. then we walked into GenkiSushi, longing for a cuppa hot matcha.
Got to talk about the past. present. but a little of the future. We were all filled to our hearts', and stomachs' content.


stuffed


3.40p.m.

four of us strolled around looking for a place where we could just talk and have fun. we passed by Petrosains, a lot of times.
Somehow, somewhat, we found ourselves in front of the counter buying four tickets for four 17-year-olds. seven Ringgit each. and FYI we are NOT 18 yet.
the reception guy told us we have not much time since they close at 5.30p.m. and we're told that the average time spent in there is about 3hours.
We skipped the helicopter simulation anyway. It's boring. We knew it because we went there during Primary Three.




Going there at our age, is NOT a waste of time at all.

We experienced a Category One hurricane with wind speed up to 100 over km/h. Four persons fitted nicely into a cylinder-like chamber. All came out in one piece, but our hair was a mess.

Next, they have an earthquake simulation machine where we sit on a bench and experience 3 different levels of earthquakes : low, medium, and high. and you are forewarned, it's kind of scary, in a particular way. there's a light hung above the bench. and it swings, and swings about.

Nonetheless, there were lots to see and tons to be tried out.


supposed to see how many images are there when you adjust the mirrors to 90 deg or less. we didn't try though. Love this shot!



short, simple, sweet, Carmen's at the back, agh! Xiowei's still a bubbly character. love the way you laugh. haha. carmen's still as sweet as ever. I'll not forget we lost my sis and Xiowei TWICE. haha. stay sweet!


I can only jump 0.71 metres high. Those who think that Petrosains is only for students, make sure you eat your words back.

5.30-6p.m.

We're out. Went to buy some bagels home. Bought bread. And we parted ways at the LRT station. Xiowei took a busride home and Carmen got down at Setiawangsa.


love you guys!

This made my day. And I am tired.

Until then, adeus!


Been listening to Crowded House's Weather With You. I know it's a long time ago.

Monday, April 07, 2008

progress rep.



i Friday, 4th - Decided to take a trip to the CentralMarket area to shop for cloth ( a friend of mine needs to make an accessory ). there were 3 of us.
I stopped by Klcc to have my watch battery replaced. I thought, since I'm here, why not make a short visit to the PetronasGallery? Last time I didn't step inside.
MATAHATI - for your pleasure, offers visual perspectives from Malaysia's leading art collective.
The exhibits are, most of them, very beautifully crafted and painted, comprising a selection of works by Ahmad Fuad Osman ( his exhibits are unique! ), Ahmad Shukri Mohamed, Bayu Utomo Radjikin, Hamir Soib @ Mohamed and Masnoor Ramli Mahmud.
Didn't spend enough time there. Had to rush to meet the other 2 at McDonalds near UO plaza. Was content anyway.
Down the stairs heading to the Klcc LRT station, I saw this guy going rather slow ( or I was brisk walking ), so I overtook him and walked on.
While waiting for the train to arrive, I noticed that he was standing beside me. Didn't care much anyway. We went in the train ; he stood opposite me.

I was curious.

I looked at him ( not suspiciously ). Standing there, was my primary schoolmate, on his way to MidValley. a pleasant surprise. indeed.

Got down at PasarSeni and met up with Jolyn and my sis. had something to eat, went NagoyaTextiles and headed home then on.

ii Saturday, 5th - went to Kepong for dinner with 8 other church cellgroup members. stuffed. came back around 10.45 p.m.

iii Sunday, 6th - woke up early. had to be in church at 7.30 a.m. for a meeting. now sis and I will have to get up early every Sunday. leaders' meeting. sigh. slept late last night by the way.
aaaand..... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to DENISE!

iv Today, 7th - Sheryiin came over for a break from MIA. got to catch up for a while before she leaves for class at 1p.m. Class just ended and I drove (accompanied by mom) to fetch her. haha. It's a relief that MIA is near.
I've just received a letter from my alma mater stating that the AnugerahKecemerlangan will be on the 25th of this month and my sis and I are invited. : )

these are all at the present moment. Too lazy to blog further.
TILL THEN, bonjour and au revoir!


* here's what you get when you 'twist' / 'roll' crepe paper and tissue paper (not facial tissue!) into a string. nice contrast eh?

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

uh... it's best left unexplained.


Click image to enlarge

I passed.

But I'm dissatisfied.
That I had no right to be given a pass.

( you'll probably know what I mean ) ... ( if not... never mind. it's better ignored )

Conquered the not-steep-at-all slope. The poles surrounding the parking bay are intact. Three point turn was a breeze. brr... and no extra charges, please...

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Driving on the road is another story.

Panic deCulprit started it.

I refuse to explain further.

---sigh---

Nonetheless, it's over. Yes, it IS over.....
......finally.

Thank God... NOT for the extra dough one gave to another... but I'm glad no mishaps took place.
And I won't have to go back there again.haha.

No need to congratulate me... I'm fine with it. If you insist, go ahead. haha.

Until next time... Ta!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

annie, dear annie...

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There'll be sun! ( are you sure? )

Just thinkin' about
Tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
'Til there's none! ( there's even more )

When I'm stuck a day
That's gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,
Oh!

The sun'll come out
Tomorrow
So ya gotta hang on
'Til tomorrow ( i might try )
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow! ( do I...? )
You're always
A day
A way!

* * * * *

tomorrow's D-Day... aaagh... God, I hope I'll pull through it all right...
never drove in the rain before. (so, don't rain tomorrow!) sis got to drive in the rain today. even while I'm typing this. And I mean HEAVY rain.

Okay... I should be logging off now... will let you know the results then!

Adeus!