Wednesday, January 27, 2010

times when three equals to one.

indeed. pages of books do smell good. kind of addictive. well yeah, took three days to finish a five hundred pager, describing a day's events and misfortunes. I salute Dan Brown.
it is very true that books take you anywhere around the world, even to Timbuktu. some take you to extraterrestrial regions where your imagination roams free; others take you back to the 19th and 20th century during The Great Depression and the Industrial Revolution. you'd be amazed how hard ingenious criminals plan, months ahead, to rob gold worth billions of pounds in a train, or how terrible things can go wrong when a space shuttle's return carrying bacteria from outer space kills a town-full of people. sometimes even those whom you called dearest could plan your death whilst holidaying in an Oriental Express, without you suspecting they loathed you so much. impressive nonetheless.

a scene in Dickens' Hard Times. from a chapter:Starlight.

what matters is not only the joy of having finished reading something, but also the things you discover, insights you have gained along the way.

Until then, savour the scent of newspapers, magazines or novels whatsoever!

some not-looney-at-all tunes. this. and this.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

It was almost! forgotten

MUET results out tomorrow!! aaaagh!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

pulau ketam day trip 6/1/10

And so there were 7 of us.

we alighted at Subang Jaya station to wait for 2 other friends before heading to Port Klang.

arrived at the terminal and found that the day was perfectly sunny ; perfect for photo-taking but bad for the skin.

Pulau Ketam Jetty.

different shades of blue : sky, hut, boat, sea

abandoned house?

introducing our guide-of-the-day.

along the main 'street'

houses. all blue.

take us where you lead.

fishing village.

nets and bicycles : the must-haves?

lost and not-willing-to-be-found ?

we walked, and walked. a co-guide came along.

wondered how it felt like to study on a very very quiet island. practically the whole island supports itself on mud and concrete. pretty astounding heh?

yes they've got lots of dogs, tagged or untagged.

getting excited about the ATM at the only bank there.

wooden walkway to each of the houses. looks unstable but it felt fine.

two girls looking at candies just after school. we just had lunch.

still walking.

went to a workshop where boats are built.

two bows.

sheesh. wrong focus. haha.

Noah's Ark?

Had ice shavings before heading back to the jetty. seen here are students boarding a boat full of their friends.

Till then, byebye!

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What has a language got to do with a religion? You might wonder. It's embarrassing to see how people are so sensitive and easily agitated by the very little things, even something so personal like one's religion. Yeah it's true Malaysia has been getting unwanted attention for all the wrong reasons.

The main battle field for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.

(an excerpt from Yann Martel's Life of Pi)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

look who's turned all crabby

no I don't mean being bad-tempered. updates coming up pretty soon.

this is honey for the ears.

pergi dulu!