Sunday, November 30, 2008

Twilight

I finally bought Twilight. It's a great book, I have to admit. The original plan was to buy it in Subang Parade but things didn't go as planned so we ended up in the Curve. It was cool. We stopped by Sony Style as my bro wanted to see the new PS3. I have to admit, it's quite cool. A bit bulky but with 80GB, who's complaining?

Anyway, some of the conversations between Edward and Bella remind me of my conversations with my girl. The mood I mean. I'm not a vampire. I wouldn't survive in Malaysia. The conversations make me miss my girl even more... You know, the way Edward responds in some situations seems to echo of how I would react. Or vice versa. Whatever. It's a tad bit creepy. But Edward's inconsistent attitude towards Bella early in the story is not me. But I guess that's part of Edward's allure, eh?

*Sigh*. I had to close the book for a while. It seems the more I read, the more I miss her.

Anyway, that's all I wanted to say. I was feeling a little bit quirky today so I wore my pendant on my wrist along with my watch. Wee!



Saturday, November 29, 2008

Night Time Photography in Putrajaya

Today was rather eventful. It was also quite tiring. I felt as though I shouldn't be blogging but I just have to. Blogger to the core, eh? Anyway, one of my cousins on my dad's side got hitched today. It was a very emotional event to my surprise. Before hitting the road, we stopped by and had some snack at McD Banting. Nice facade but a little iffy about hygiene. While queueing up, there were two other customers in front; a family and a couple. When it was the family's turn to order, then only they wanted to decide what to buy. A royal pain in the ass, I'm telling you. After we ate, all of us had to use the toilet so I went in before my brother. When I wanted to step out, some kiasu Chinese (no offence to my Chinese friends) tried to push his way past my bro. Nearly slaughtered the little bugger.

Then we hit the road heading back towards Shah Alam. By this time it was already around 7:15+ so my dad proposed we stop by Putrajaya to pray Maghrib. We just made it on time. Phew. After that, I asked my dad if it was OK if we went around a bit to see Putrajaya at night. I have to admit, night-time photography can be quite tricky. I managed to get quite a few good pictures.

By the time we got home, it was around 10+ so we had dinner first then only we took a bath. Now it's 12:35 and I'm wrapping up this blog. I've uploaded only the best picture. Sorry guys.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Boredom, Boredom, Boredom

Why is it that we teenagers are faced with the same dilemma year in, year out? Whenever the school break starts, we will suffer. There has to got to be a way to overcome our boredom. Aargh! Then there are the PMR results to worry about this year.

Goddamn it. You know what, after sitting down and letting this play through my mind for quite a while, I've come to realize it's not my friends that I miss so much, it's my girl. I love the feeling of being with her. It's like being on cloud 9. Seventh Heaven, some might say. Just being able to see her smile brightens my dad. It kills me to see even the slightest hint of pain in her eyes. Those alluring brown eyes. I miss her so much & listening to our song ain't doing much good.

You might be thinking "what the hell am I telling you guys for?" or "Oh god, not another sorry lovesick puppy," but it's my blog so please, take it as it is. Anywho, writing about it helps a bit but not much. Once I publish this post and log off or do something else, that emptiness comes rushing back. *Sigh*. I can't call her for two reasons; firstly she doesn't really like answering calls. Secondly, we'd end up chatting for at least 30 minutes and my parents wouldn't be too happy about that. Especially since they don't know about us. Tough life, huh? But I'm sure there are others out there who have a tougher life. Personally, writing/blogging provides somewhat of an escape from the everyday pain and a place to express myself.

I guess that's all for now. Time to go back to the real world of pain, loneliness, and boredom. *Sigh*

Au revoir

Umm... Music Anyone?

I don't know what to post. I feel like I have to publish a post but unfortunately, I don't know what to post. I guess I'll talk about the kind of music I like. Yeah, people seem to be a little weirded out at the kind of music I like. I guess in a way I can understand what Rory was trying to say.

Anyway, back on topic; people are always surprised when I say I like Heavy Metal. If you're not, then thank you. For those who were (or are) what is so surprising? Is it because that kind of music is not played in Malaysia? Well, there is something called Internet radio and it is completely free. Well, at least Yahoo! Music LAUNCHcast is. I'm not sure about the rest. Pardon me if that seems shallow. Besides, there are our parents and they DO play a major role in our interests. I have to thank my dad for introducing me to this genre of music. My mom was never a fan of it so my dad had to kinda tone it down a bit.

But once, my mom went to Singapore and I was upset as it was the first time I had to be separated from my mom. The next day, my dad told me to draw all the curtains and close all the doors. After that, my dad popped the Batman Forever -- this one starred Val Kilmer and was one of the better Batman movies -- OST into the CD player & blasted Smash It Up by the Offspring and I really rocked out. Since then my dad suspected I had the Rock 'N' Roll soul but I guess he never said anything 'cause we didn't have any other songs so he couldn't be sure.

Then many, many years later, that changed. It was around the middle of the year and I was in form 1. I did a quiz on Tickle.com and it said my theme song was Back In Black by AC/DC. Back then, I was still listening to Justin Timberlake, a bit of MUSE, My Chemical Romance, Fallout Boy, etc. Anywho, I was listening to it on the PC's headset and I sung some lyrics here and there. My dad overheard me and asked me what I was listening to and I told him (quote) "Back In Black by some band by called AC/DC" My dad immediately came over and told me where I got it. Naturally, I said I downloaded it via Ares, the same way I've downloading songs the past two years or so. He asked me to look for You've Got Another Thing Coming by Judas Priest. Then I was hooked.

Now my playlist consists of mostly 80's Rock. After that, I started using Yahoo! Music LAUNCHcast because Malaysia doesn't have any hardcore 80's Rock stations. Judas Priest, AC/DC and Deep Purple are my all-time favorite bands. I prefer old-school 80's bands compared to the modern ones. Mainly 'cause they've stood the test of time and until now, people can still click with them. Then there's the solo. The old bands rip solos like crazy! Plus, each band has its own sound. Nowadays, you identify the song first then see which band had played it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Girls! Pay Attention!

My previous post I had done for the guys, describing what girls want. Now, at the request of one of my readers, I will do one for the girls, describing what guys want. But note, this is my personal preference. I'll try to be as fair as possible but no promises. Guys, if there are any mistakes, please leave a mature, decent comment. Merci tres beacoup. Umm... how shall I start? Oh well, just let it snowball.

Firstly, don't let yourself sink too low, just be yourself. And don't compromise anything big just for the sake of the guy. We like a girl who speaks their mind. Well, I do. Anyway, for example, you wear a tudung but the guy likes girls without tudung. If you want to keep wearing it, let him know. It's all about communication. Also, I notice that many girls complain that the guy doesn't make a first move. Please don't just go ahead and say he's cold. It hurts. Sometimes, they're just shy. Another thing, if you don't like to hold hands or for him to put his hand around your waist, SAY IT! If he insists, dump him. Guys, treat girls with respect. Want them for who they are, not just for their looks.

A sense of humor is most definitely important. I mean, let's face it, who wants to be with a zombie? Besides that, us guys want to feel like we mean something. So if you have any problems, don't be afraid to tell us. In fact, if you didn't share any of your problems, we'd feel like you were just toying with us. If you want a shoulder to turn too, we will be there. Just say it.

Independence. That is also an attractive trait. Someone who can stand their ground but is also willing to make small compromises here and there. That is always a plus. Don't be bossy. Be fair. Treat us fairly and we'll treat you even better because you mean the world to us.

As such is human nature; physique is also important. We also like a girl who can look good. But look good here means looking decent. Not dressed like it was your wedding night. Personally, I like soft, natural makeup. But others may like the 'Marilyn Monroe' look. You know, bright red lipstick, etc. So once again you need to find out. Conversations need not be restricted to only a handful of topics or be about only the two of you. Chat about WHATEVER you want. Just don't start discussing about kids.

That brings me to my next topic, don't be afraid to ask us what we like. When you ask, we like it because it shows that our care is being reciprocated. Returned, for those who don't know what it means. And to us, you will always look lovely so don't whip out that compact every 3 seconds or ask to use the ladies every other minute. Just be yourself.

I think that about sums it up. I hope. Guys, if there are any mistakes, a thousand apologies and please leave a comment. Merci tres beaucoup

Twilight Premiere

Today is the 27th of November 2008. A historical date for many MANY girls all over Malaysia. Today, Twilight, the movie starring the oh so dreamy Edward Cullen premieres in theaters nationwide. I don't doubt that the theater halls showing Twilight have been fully booked.

I'm considering buying the novel this Sunday just to see for myself how good it is. Even my girl is complaining I'm going to read it before her. Is it really that good? It must be. Anyway, enjoy the movie girls. Wonder if any of the girls are going to pass out. Hope not. It would be messy.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Guys! Pay Attention!

Before I start, I simply have to say something; a thousand thank yous to QM & Rory for their insightful explanation on why girls go head over heels for Edward Cullen. Well, now that that's out of the way, let's get started, shall we?

Guys, now you know what it takes to make a girl melt, melt them. Grow some balls. Treat them with respect. Don't ever EVER treat them as an equal; treat them like they meant the world to you. It goes more than just holding the door open for them. You have to respect them. Don't go all mushy. Yes, you have to say how you feel but don't go overboard. Study what Edward says and how he says it. But never NEVER take one of his quotes if the object of your affection is a die hard fan of the Twilight Saga. You'll be dumped in a heartbeat. Unless you state you're quoting from Edward. If you are, it will help. But something personal is always better.

Girls also like a guy who is creative. For example; when proposing, don't you dare SMS. Turn off that phone! Ask her face to face. And make it memorable for crying out loud. It's not that difficult. This small change in technique will help you. You also have to listen to what she says. Especially to things that concern her interest, well-being and well... just listen to every goddamn thing she says.

And be romantic. If the girl likes beautiful sentences, step it up a notch. Write her a song if she has a thing for musicians or if you're a lyricist. If you're really good, write and serenade her song to her. Poems if that's what you're good at. Eitherwise, excellently crafted sentences will have to do. But if you're really out of ideas, a love poem or a quote from Romeo & Juliet will just have to do. And don't go overboard here either. Don't just compliment her physical attributes, as stunning as it may be. You have to look at a girl as another person. She has a personality, intelligence, sense of humor. Also pay attention to what she does under certain situations. Take note and be sure to mention it in your compliments. It'll help because it'll show that your attention is her and on her alone.

Despite this, don't be a yes-man. Be firm but not strict. And you have to be ready to make compromises here and there. In turn, she will do the same. Besides, playful argument spices up any relationship. Hehe.

Now a footnote for the girls;
Please comment if I made any mistakes in any of the statements above. I will correct them. Merci tres beaucoup.

Tag! I'm It

1. The person who tagged you is?
-Reysha.

2. Your relationship with her/him is?
-Friends.

3. Your five impressions of her/him?
-Smart, Passionate, Wacky, Caring, Likes design.

4. The most memorable thing she/he had done for you?
-Paparazzi shot?

5. The most memorable thing she/he had said to you?
-Can't recall. Sorry, Reyy.

6. If she/he became your lover you will?
-Get murdered by my girl.

7. If she/he became your lover, a thing she/he has to improve on will be?
-Nothing. I don't like people changing just for me. Unless it'll help them more than it'll help me.

8. If she/he became your enemy, you will?
-Go on with my life.

9. If she/he became your enemy, the reason will be?
-I don't know. We don't know each other well enough for that to happen.

10. The most desired thing you want to do for her/him now is?
-Umm... nothing really.

11. Your overall impression of her/him is?
-Nice girl.

12. How do you think people around you feel about you?
-When will I shut up?

13. The character you love of yourself is?
-I'm unique.

14. On the contrary, the character you hate of yourself is?
-Vanity .

15. The most ideal person you want to be is?
-To be there to make sure my girl doesn't get hurt.

16. To people that care about and like you, say something.
-Thanks. Don't ever backstab me or you'll regret it.

17. Pass this quiz to 10 people whom you wish to know how they feel about you.
1)Suraya
2)Syazwan
3)Faez
4)Rory
5)Weii Syuen
6)Myrra
7)Liyana (doesn't have a blog. haha)
8)Rory
9)Zain (no blog either)
10)Arif

18. Who is no. 6 having a relationship with?
-I think she's still single.

19. Is no. 9 male or female?
-Male.

20. If no. 7 and 10 are together, will it be a good thing?
-NO! I couldn't bear to live without no. 7.

21. What is no. 2 studying?
-Drums?

22. When was the last time you had a chat with no. 3?
-2 or 3 nights back.

23. What genre of music does no. 8 like?
-Any genre as long as it's by MUSE.

24. Does no. 1 have any siblings?
-Yes.

25. Would you ever woo no. 3?
-No. I'm straight. Sorry, Faiz.

26. How about no. 7?
-*Ahem*

27. Is no. 4 single?
-I think so.

28. What is the surname of no. 5?
-Yeoh Weii Syuen .

29. What’s the hobby of no. 10?
-Playing bass.

30. Does no. 5 and 9 get along well?
-Yes.

31.Where is no. 2 studying at?
-SMK Bkt. Jelutong.

32. Say something casual about no. 1?
-My cuz, future CEO of her own super-hot fashion house.

33. Have you ever tried developing feelings for no. 6?
-Yes.

34. Where does no. 9 live?
-On the same row as my old house.

35. What colour does no. 4 like?
-I have no idea.

36. Are no. 5 and 1 best friends?
-They don't even know each other.

37. Is no. 7 the sexiest person in the world?
-Hell yeah!

Ho-hum? Jeez, I Can't Even Write a Proper Title

It's already late-November and I can't go anywhere for a vacation because my mom's in Canada 'till 21st Dec. That's like 4 days before Christmas! What am I supposed to do until then? But at least my mom will be around when I get my PMR results. I hope. Hey, anyone know when the results are coming out?

On different note, I'm SO bored. I have completely run out of ideas on how to spend the school holidays. I've tried so many things but somehow I lose interest in them very quickly. My bro is catching on Sudoku. I never liked that game. I've always found myself losing interest very quickly. Maybe I'll do that project I've been thinking of doing; finding a way to transfer all the videos from our old camcorder to the new one and then either burning it onto a CD or saving it on the PC. Wish my dad would let me go on outings with my friends but that's not happening. I envy those who can.

Speaking of envy, has anyone ever watched Seven Sins? It's a thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt about a serial killer who kills people based on their sins. The Bible mentions Seven Sins which are Lust, Greed, Glutton, Envy and uh... well... I can't remember the other three. Sorry. However, I highly recommend watching it. But be warned, there are some VERY graphic scenes but that adds to the thrill.

Anywho, I'm starting to wonder what happened to everyone. The only ones who still seem active in updating their blogs are myself, C's, rory, Syuen & .syazee.. Everyone else I'm following seems to have gone a little quiet. Government conspiracy? 0_o. Haha. Just kidding. But yes, it can be fun to play the paranoid freak every now and again. You know what's even better? You say something outrageous and your friends give you that "are-you-OK-man?" stare but there's a glint in their eyes; giving away their fear that you just might be right. I love that. I can't explain it. Umm... it shows your not entirely insane? I don't know. But you get the point. Hopefully.

Au revoir

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Blogger Milestone

For me, writing really helps to overcome boredom. But there are the occasions that even when I try to write, I don't know what to write about. I'm sure everyone has gone through this before but uh... erm... well... I don't know what else to say. I want to be able to go to the mall and just hang out with all my friends but unfortunately, I cannot. Plus, I have a 9 year old brother and I have to keep him company.

Suddenly many of the girls are describing what they look for in a guy. My original idea was to spark dissatisfaction among the girls so I can get a straight forward answer on what makes Edward so dreamy. Apparently it triggered a snowball effect. Oh well. It might give me some ideas on what to write about later or something.

Tonight we're eating out because we need to do the groceries. My dad is home early. Wonder why. Oh well, let's not question a good thing, right?

This post is my historic 50th post. Yaaay! I know, despite the title, all that's mentioned is this very short paragraph. Bravo. Oh well, a milestone is a milestone

Au revoir

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dreaming of Edward Cullen, Girls?

Why must you girls dream and idolize Edward Cullen to such an extent? There are some guys who have given up hope on finding a girl 'cause you gals keep comparing us with him. Others have actually started to wish they were Edward Cullen. You girls are going to cause some guys to commit suicide if you keep it up. What is it that makes Eddie so desirable? Is it his quotes? The way Stephanie Meyer describes him? I don't see you talking about the plot. This leads me to assume that the only reason you girls buy the books are for Edward.

How is the plot? OK? The best? Or is it Edward that is the best? I believe it is the last one. Is Edward THAT dreamy? I fear sooner or later some poor soul will commit suicide because his girl demanded him to be exactly like Edward (not me. My girl hasn't read Twilight -- I think) but being merely human, not fictional, he couldn't.

PLEASE! Enlighten me!

Weather, Blabber, Boredom

Its a rainy morning. I hate rainy mornings. They make the whole day gloomy and cold. Either that or the day becomes blistering hot. Bad things always seem to happen on gloomy days. Or at least its severity is amplified. We lost another koi today. A family favorite. It was white all over and had only two orange spots -- uncommon for a koi to have such little pattern. A real beauty. That was the only koi we buried because that one was a special one. The burial was quick. My mom will be horrified to learn that we had hacked away at her grass.

To make things worse, I'm out of ideas on how to spend the holidays. Mama is coming back from Canada in about 4 weeks time. By then it'll be the end of the school holidays. I will have gotten my PMR results. Hopefully I can get 8As. I'm really nervous about my Geography, Agama and B. Melayu. I'm going nuts without anyone to talk to. Good thing this afternoon I'm cycling down to D'Pangkin to have a drink with Michael. He's jogging so I guess we'll have to sit there. Oh well, at least I get to see a familiar face.

Back to the weather; thankfully the day is shady-er. It isn't THAT shady. And its still hot. God, I miss the feeling around her. Sometimes I wonder how I made it from day to day without her. I seem to have forgotten. And no, I wasn't looking for anyone special at the time, but hey, whad'ya know? I've noticed that some guys have trouble proposing to the object of their affection. Girls, what ares your opinions on this? Guys, what do you have to say to defend yourselves?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

An Innocent Sunday

Today started out a little hurried. I woke up at 10:30 and we were supposed to clean the pond. Thankfully though, the day wasn't that hot. At least not at the pond. We had an old dustbin which we once used as a garbage bin in our old neighborhood in Damansara. My dad wanted to completely dry the pond for the first time since it was so green. So we took out the dustbin and filled it with water and loaded in the fish. It seemed to go OK while we were drying the pond.

But then, one of the fishes started to go belly up. It was still breathing but belly up. My dad was surprised but we didn't do anything as that particular one had been sick for sometime now. It died before we emptied it. I felt kind of sad. The little guy was from the first batch we bought but never really grew. While we were filling up the pond, we noticed that another one was starting to swim sideways. It was one of the Tigers (the new batch) so we slowly started to pour them out. After much prompting, the fish seemed to be recovering. He could move his head sideways and his tail again. We were relieved as he seemed to be recovering.

After a very late lunch at 4 o'clock and a shower (finally), we went out to buy some stuff from the hardware store and some bananas to make a banana split. Then we scooted over to our old house in Jalan Adang to replace one of the toilet pipes as the new tenant was moving in. We got home around 6:35. My bro told us he wanted to check on the fish that was swimming sideways. When he got there, he immediately shouted for us to come. One of the big koi from the old batch and another of the Tigers were dead. The 1st Tiger to fall ill was still struggling. He joined them shortly afterwards.

I was very upset as we had lost 4 fish in one day. I liked to play with the big one and sometimes, the Tigers would come nibbling at my fingers... What started out as an innocent Sunday to clean the pond, turned into a massacre...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

the Gardens

Today I went to the Gardens at Mid Valley with my dad and bro. We parked in the Gardens but crossed over (no, we didn't die) via the underpass because we had booked tickets to watch Madagascar 2. I have to agree with Dayana; it doesn't stack up to the first one. Mainly because the element of surprise is no longer there. It's still a good movie, just not a great one.

Anyway, back to the story; after that we went down a floor and browsed through the laptops in the Hewlett Packard store and decided to take a peek in Machines. I was a bit dissapointed in what the MacBooks and iPods had to offer. It wasn't that great. Sorry, Apple fans. But then, I'm not really a design guy. I mostly do patterns and I do it on my whiteboard. Anywho, I was finally able to see and touch the HP Mini 1000. It rocks! Previously, I was interested in the Sony Vaio CR but after comparing, I've opted for the HP Mini 1000. The HP costs a cool RM1,699 while the Vaio costs a pocket-incinerating 5 grand. There are cheaper but models but they don't look that great and besides; I'm already sold by the HP Mini 1000. Plus, HP is a more reliable computer company and the Mini 1000 is much smaller too. I finally got Necropolis; the fourth installment in The Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz.

Then we hopped back over to the Gardens. Subway is coming to the Gardens! Yaay! We browsed a bit in Robinson's. The stuff there are pretty neat. I think I'll do some shopping there once the Savings Sale starts. My dad just subscribed as their card member anyways. Yes, I love to shop. Though 80-90% of the time, I only end up browsing but if I had the chance, I'd shop like crazy too. Watch out girls, you gals aren't alone in the world of shopaholics. Us guys don't want be left out either. Muahaha. Back to the story (again); after Robinson's, we grabbed a quick bite at Baskin' Robins. I had my first parfait. It was delicious! We stopped by Cold Storage on the way back to stock up on snacks since the school holidays have started and both my bro and I are snack monsters. Well, me actually but my bro doesn't complain.

The ambiance and environment at the Gardens has always appealed to me. Mainly because its serene and despite only being across the street from the hustle and bustle of Mid Valley; its much MUCH more relaxing. Its quiet and there aren't many people so when you're browsing through the clothes, you don't have to worry about assholes cutting queue, or that there aren't enough changing rooms, etc. It feels kind of homely actually.

Anyway, I've only been reading my new book for about an hour and I'm already on page 56. Wow. I might finish it with total time spent reading clocking in under 24 hours. Again. I seem to be doing this with most of my novels. Particularly those in the Power of Five series.

Friday, November 21, 2008

What I Want

I'm so bored. Hoorah. What a way to start your post. That'll discourage everyone from reading any further. Bravo, Aqil. Nicely done; very smooth. Well, now that I've started writing, I might as well get on with it.

Pardon me about the previous paragraph; I was 'expressing' myself. You remember that post I published some time back; "Things I Want to Do Now That PMR is Over"? Yeah, well, scrap what I said there.

What I really REALLY want to be able to be able to go to a beach at night and just relax. Listen to the waves. Hearing Sway by Michael Bublé in the distance. Sitting there, sipping a Pina Cholada, with her. I would be reciting -- or rather whispering -- a poem in her ear. Something I wrote. She'd be blushing furiously. Then we slow dance under the stars and a full moon.

I know I'm probably out of touch with reality but hey, most of you girls are probably dreaming about Yamada Ryosuke or Edward Cullen. Weii Syuen, you were very right; I am romantic to my girl. Thank you for pointing that out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

PMR Wishlist

I'm so bored I'm running out of ideas on how to spend the holidays. So I've decided to put down a list of things I want for getting 8As;
  1. HP Mini 1000 sub-compact notebook. The Vivienne Tam Edition passed off as a clutch at a fashion show. It's that small. It rocks! Here's the link; http://h20424.www2.hp.com/campaign/consumer_notebooks/ap/en/mini1000/at_a_glance.asp
  2. Boutique leather jacket. Yes, I also like one-off products (occasionally). Why leather? 'Cause it looks cool.
  3. Dockers™ jacket. Alternative to the leather. This one costs RM200 cheaper.
  4. 'French for Dummies' book

Only 4 items. Somehow I imagined I would want more. Guess not. Oh well. I'm happy as it is. Total price? I'm too scared to put it down. heheh... Fine, fine, fine, I'll put it. Gotta prove I did my homework...
- With leather jacket; RM2,259++
- With Dockers™ jacket; RM2,059++
- Without jackets; RM1,750++
Amazing how much a single article of clothing can jack up the price...

Got Tagged...

1. What's your ambition?
- Still working on that. But hopefully in the field of Aeronautics & Astronautics

2. Who is more important to you? Friends or boy/girlfriend?
- My girl.

3. How often do you think of committing suicide?
- Never crossed my mind. More than a couple dozen times.

4. Do you think you have enough confidence?
- Without a doubt.

5. How many babies do you want?
- 2. I prefer small families.

6. What is your goal for this year?
- Get 8A's. Then everything else that I want will come.

7. Do you believe in eternal love?
- In adolescence, that's a rarity. As an adult, the chances are there, to say the least.

8. In your opinion, what are the characteristics of the perfect boy/girlfriend? (10 characteristics)
- Romantic.
- Humorous.
- A thinker.
- Understanding.
- Trustworthy.
- Not afraid of commitment.
- Speaks their mind.
- Mature.
- A looker.
- Likes children.

9. What feeling do you love most?
- The feeling of being around her.

10. What is your bad habit?
- Chatterbox, straying off topic in discussions & being a dictionary. Wait, was there only supposed to be one habit? Really? My bad.

11. Is there anything you want to tell people who hate you?
- No. It's because they're jealous of what I have. Her.

12. Do you cherish every single friendship of yours?
- Only those that didn't turn sour.

13. What does flying mean to you?
- Freedom & enjoying myself.

14. What do you crave most at the moment?
- A nice warm cup of flat white. With my girl.

15. Who do you think is hotter? Chace Crawford or Kevin Peaker?
- None. A flame is much hotter.

16. Describe the person who tagged you in 7 words.
- My cousin, future CEO of her own fashion house.

17. What would you really like to do right now?
- Turn back time to the Malacca field trip on Nov. 14th.

18. What will you become in the next 10 years?
- Great father, loving husband, a somebody (with a Ph.D) in the field of Aeronautics and Astronautics

19. Coffee or tea?
- Coffee

20. What's the best gift your best friend or boy/girlfriend ever got you? And who gave it?
- A simple, plain, 4 ringgit rectangular orange resin pendant from Malacca on 14th November. It was from my girl.


Instructions:

Remove one question from above and add in your personal question. Make a total of 20 questions and tag 8 people. List them out at the end of the post. Notify them in their cbox that they've been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.

Tagged :
- Syazwan
- Dayana
- Weii Syuen
- Faiz
- Reysha
- Myrra
- QMcullen

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

School Holidays

Well, the school holidays are already in full swing. Naturally for many of us teenagers, boredom settles in. I guess despite being the dot.com generation, we still have the need to interact face to face with people we know. Specifically, our friends. Ironic, huh? I envy those who have the privilege to hang out with their friends at malls and such. Enjoy it.

The first 2 days after I got back from the Malacca field trip, I didn't feel like myself. It was as though I left something behind. You guys (and gals) know what I mean? Never mind if you don't. I feel much better now. No violent tendencies or contemplating suicide, don't worry. I've never been much of a socialite so I don't miss my friends as much as I miss her. The epitome of joy is only truly achieved once you share something special with someone special. And no, that something special isn't a kid. Not yet. Not until the knot is tied. Hehe. Syazwan, I think you have some idea of what I'm going through...

Hopefully tomorrow we'll go swimming. I really want to be able to do my laps again. Need to assess how much damage was done by about 11 months of not swimming. Maybe I'll start working out, now that I have a lot of free time on my hands. Writing like this really helps me.

Au revoir jusqu'à la fois prochaine (good bye till next time)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Malacca Field Trip

I cannot stress how much fun the Malacca field trip was. It was a BLAST! The journey there alone was quite an event. We pulled over at the Nilai (South) R&R for breakfast. I purchased two donuts from the Dunkin' Donuts stall in Shell and a Twix candy bar. After that, we pulled over again as several kids had to go to the toilet. I have no idea why they didn't go at the first stop. Unfortunately at the 2nd stop the other bus overheated. So about 10 out of 60 of us trooped to Baskin Robins and bought some ice cream. By the time the bus was up and running again, it was 9:00+. But then about 6-7 kilometres out of the stop, the other bus overheated again so all 60 had to cram on one bus. It wasn't what you'd call a pleasant ride but the atmosphere went to quiet and not very friendly to party in a heartbeat, as soon as everyone was seated of course. We arrived in Malacca around 11:15 or so.

The first stop was Stadhuys Museum and my, what a sight we were greeted with. We entered the museum and immediately i whipped out my C902 and starting taking pictures. Mr. Durai had asked us to stay with him as much as possible but other than that, we were free to roam. After going around Stadhuys, Liyana, Michael, Sofea and I, climbed up St. Paul's hill to visit St. Paul's church. It was quite a place. The view was also rather commanding. I could see the Malaccan Strait and the Flor De La Mar (I think that's what it's called).

We walked around a bit and then we followed Mr. Durai to Menara Taming Sari. I decided not to board as the admission fee was RM7.20. So while 36 kids went up, 24 stayed behind. By the time they got back down from Menara Taming Sari, it was lunch time. Mr. Durai let us go anywhere we wanted for lunch provided we got back to the square in front of Menara Taming Sari by 1:30. Liyana, Sofea, Michael & I went to eat at Burger King in Mahkota Parade. We rushed through our meal and managed to make it back by 1:30. Irritatingly enough, the teacher arrived at 2:00.

Then we proceeded to Flor De La Mar and we had to take our shoes off to step into the museum. We had to cross the ship to get from the museum to the map room and then climb up a steep flight of steps to get from the deck to the captain's quarters. In socks. It was so hot. the Muzium Samudera a.k.a Maritime Museum behind the ship wasn't the greatest. In had some interesting events though. Half the kids including Liyana got spooked by something on the 2nd floor. Before boarding the bus, I managed to buy a souvenir; a simple rectangular orange resin pendant. At least I think it's resin.

We were asked to choose between Taman Buaya and Zoo Melaka for the final destination. Too lazy to pull a vote, Mr. Durai split the field trip. I had been to the Crocodile Farm before and was greatly disappointed so I decided to go to the Malacca Zoo instead. And I wasn't disappointed with the zoo. It was a great place. If I wanted to list down what I saw, I'd be wasting my time and energy and besides, it's a zoo. But it was really cool to see the Clouded Leopard. We headed back to the bus at 6:00 and arrived at the bus at 6:30 so you can imagine how far we were.

During the course of the field trip, we had walked 7 hours+/- straight. We were so bloody beat on the bus. Everyone was panting and sweating. But we had a blast. I snapped 126 pictures throughout the course of the field trip. A new personal record! By the time we wanted to go home, the teacher managed to find a replacement bus, thankfully so we didn't have to cram like sardines again.

I've uploaded some pictures but the rest & best I have uploaded to my MySpace and Facebook
Au revoir, merci tres beaucoup

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Wireless Life So Far

I'm publising this post via my dad's laptop. Wirelessly. A personal milestone on how far I've explored the realm of wireless technology. It's not that my PC is busted. It's just I decided to follow my dad to his meeting at UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia). Since he wasn't going to use his laptop, I decided to borrow it. I just had to get out of the house. I couldn't take it anymore; being stuck in the house with nothing to do. I know you're probably thinking "but I'm doing the SAME thing I would if I was in the house!" and yes, you would be right. But the environment counts you know, and a change in setting is nice every now and again.

Ironically, most people start out exploring wireless tech via laptops then graduate to fancier toys; say... PDAs. I started out with a PDA. Yeah, yeah, yeah, rich boy. Please, don't remind me. But some of you might go travelling overseas more frequently than I do. Note; since coming to Malaysia, I've never travelled overseas.

My neck is starting to hurt from staring downwards for so long. The life at the campus is not much. That is, there isn't much life save for the trees and the occasional staff passing by. I've finally been able to get a tenant to rent my old house in Jln. Adang. It's a family of four. My parents were all praise for my salesman skills. In fact the dad complimented I was able to put a fair price on the house. But he doesn't know that I had inquired with my 9 year old brother who was following more closely. I couldn't due to PMR. Looking at the Aerospace hall, I must agree that my initial interest in M.I.T.s Aeronautics and Aerospace course might just work.

It's starting to rain and all I have above my head is a bus stop-style zinc roof. It's only drizzling but my is it amplified. I'm scared to think how loud it'd be if it were a downpour.

I guess that's all for now. Au revoir and merci tres beaucoup.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Form 3

The holidays have already started and it's really an occasion which I personally have trouble with almost every time. But that's a story for another time. Anyway, I'm really going to miss Form 3. For me, it's really been my 'formative year' so to speak. I learned a bit more about my family lineage, especially on my dad's side. I've always assumed that whatever mixed blood I had would have been washed out over the generations but apparently it isn't so. I'm apparently half Mandailing and what consists the other half, or segments of it, I don't know. My mom had said something about someone up the family tree being a chinese. There I go again, getting sidetracked.

Besides learning a bit about my lineage and heritage, I learned I was a romantic. I didn't know I had this trait prior to Form 3 and I still don't know where I got it from. I also realized an interest for history and folklore. Particularly Malaysian history and folklore. Then there's the relationship everyone won't stop talking about. So what I like a girl in my class? Why won't everyone cut us some slack? Is it because I kneel down at her desk whenever we chat? Is it because I asked her personally rather than via SMS? I don't brag about it or anything so why should ours be anymore controversial than Ezu's?

On a different note, there's that family bond that our class has. Although Beta's bond seems to be stronger. Plus, we won't be doing anymore Civic Days. I'm going to miss doing these things. Hopefully next year will be as eventful as this though I doubt it. Imagine, we did the Civic Carnival, Fund(D) Galore, and STILL find time to study for our 2 trials and PMR. Wow! We've really pushed ourselves. Unfortunately nothing in life is free. I had to give up on the weekly Firefighter Cadet meetings even though I was elected Pengerusi. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know; what a brilliant leader I am. I think Syazwan will get it next year. Kids are cruel but it's OK. I skipped so many meetings anyway so Syazwan deserves it. And personally, I want out of the Firefighter Cadet committee. I'm more interested in the PRS committee.

I'm really going to miss Form 3. Even though most of us will (hopefully) still be here next year, it still won't be the same.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kuala Selangor's History

Yesterday I went to pay a visit the historical Bukit Malawati with my dad and bro. The journey there was more troublesome than it was tiring due to the numerous "hero kampung" on the road. Anyway, we bought our tickets and boarded a tram to get to the top of the hill.

The original canons were still there and there were quite a sight. Speaking of sights, the view from on top of Bukit Malawati is truly a sight to behold. You can see the river mouth of the Selangor River. It also gives you quite a view of the Straits of Malacca. We visited the museum there and I learned a great deal more about Selangor. I also learned a bit more about my heritage as a Mendailing. Something the history books leave out; the Bugis and Mendailing had a stronger influence over Selangor than the Malays.
The museum even put on the display several items of interest; Selangor's first flag, a replica of the armor used by the Bugis, Bugis handicraft, and two Sundangs (the largest in the kris family). There was also the Batu Hampar or Bedrock. A piece of bedrock measuring 5x5x1 ft. There are two contradicting theories behind Batu Hampar. The first one is that it was used a place where executions were carried out. The 2nd theory is that the Sultan enjoyed sitting there. There is also something called Telaga Tujuh (7 Wells) and Telaga Beracun (Poisoned Well). It is interesting to see the history of the state we call home. Word of caution; the tram has only one stop so once you get off, I recommend you walk around before catching another tram to descend.

On a happier note, if you find Bukit Malawati fun, I suggest visiting Kota Lukut on the outskirts of Port Dickson. I've uploaded the pictures I took during my visit to Bukit Malawati to my MySpace.

Au revoir, merci trè beacoup.











My bro and I with one of the canons.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Last Day of School

Today was the last day of school! We are all free!! Hurrah! We had the class feast today. We had around RM500++ in the class savings from the profits of the Civic Carnival sale. Hopefully its finished. We had ordered McDonalds™ and everyone had a blast. The boys from 3 Beta ran up and down the corridor shooting red beans through straws. It doesn't hurt but it's not exactly pleasant either.

Oh! And we tore down the wallpaper from the 3 notice board panels at the back of the class. Dayana & I each took a strip and got everyone we knew to sign it; for keeps sake. At least 1, if not 2, of our fellow Alpharians will be leaving us next year. One will be going to SMK TTDi Jaya and the other might be changing to APIIT but he is having reservations about it. Guess we'll have to wait 'till next year to find out. Hopefully both stay but what can you do?

Our jr.s upstairs were busy smothering each other with chunks of chocolate cake. Farah joined in on the action and started chasing, Zhafir & Aiman all over. Naturally, they returned the favor. Glad I stayed in class. It was a lively event and I was maximizing my new 5MP toy. I must've taken at least 40 pictures. They'll be uploaded on my MySpace so please drop by and take a look, thank you. This Monday there'll be a gotong royong but I'm not going. I have other more pressing matters to attend to.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

How to Fill Your Time During the School Holidays

This isn't exactly a straight-forward 1, 2, 3 post like my previous one; "Things I Want to do Now That PMR is Over". It's more of an advise-giving type. I know it can be boring but please, bear with me for a bit.

For those in form 3, going on form 4, I suggest you roughly map out your plan to further your studies. For example, if you're aiming for an Ivy League college, which one? Is it the best college for your interests? What are the chances of being accepted? Which course will you be taking? What are the basics for each course? What career options will be available to you should you pursue that particular course? Are the career options what you want/does it suit you?

Let's say some of you have already mapped it out or are already pursuing that trail or are not yet at that age, pursue something beneficial. I know, I know, same old lecture; "do something beneficial, don't waste your time," blah blah blah. But put it this way, it doesn't have to mean doing brain teasers or something like that.

Us form 3s especially are sick of having to read up books (save for novels). So do something healthy instead. Excercise, work out, stay fit. Maybe for those with weight problems start going on a diet (though I doubt anyone within my circle of readers has a weight problem). If you like history, go visit the sites and museums. Pick up a third language. Whatever you want. Now is the time to really unwind before gearing back up for our PMR results and form 4.

Au revoir

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bittersweet Life

I hate the final days of school. It's not because we will go our own ways, etc. It's because everyone will want to have a class feast but no one is willing to chip in effort to plan the thing. And everyone wants a slice of the leftovers. I despise it. I think only those who are working their butts off for the planning should get the extra money, not those who just jump aboard claiming to be "part of the planning" and then they bail out when they are needed or just jump aboard and mess up everything. If they jump on board but don't really upset things then its fine but there are those who are total hotshots.

God, I hate these kind of people. The worst thing is, they don't see the err of their ways and continue doing so even though they know it. One reason why I started a blog; as a place to cry your heart out at all the frustrations the world throws at you. But such is human nature. The most you can do about it is have a good laugh over it. If you don't understand what I'm saying, please refer to my post "Elevator Fun"

I feel much better now.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Things I Want to do to Now That PMR is Over

  1. I want to go to the beach. I want to be able to feel the sand between my toes ( what a cliché, I know).
  2. I want to have a picnic with my beloved family on a nice, sandy beach.
  3. Museum hopping. I want to go museum hopping with my dad!! I miss the out-of-classroom feeling you get when you go to the museum.
  4. Hang out with friends. I want to just hang out at a mall with my friends. I don't care if we watch a movie or not, it doesn't matter.
  5. I want to have adventures all over Bkt. Jelutong with Faris and the gang again. We tackled every hill, every pothole, every flooded pathway BJ threw at us.
  6. I want to continue my novel and try to at least do some more chapters.
  7. I want to get back to writing poetry.
  8. I want to either visit Mama in Canada or she come back so we can celebrate the end of PMR like family.
  9. Read up on Malay folklore. I just love the tales of mysticism, the elaborate language and elements of mythology in it. You know, the stuff of legends.

Elevator Fun

Being nice and making very gentle comments can be so much fun. Especially if it is face to face. It was yesterday (Sunday, 2nd Nov 08) when my dad, bro and I went to Cold Storage BSC to do our weekly grocery. My dad accidentally parked in a no-parking zone. Since my bro and I had already stepped out, we stayed outside while my dad manoeuvred his CRV into a (valid) parking lot. While he was manoeuvring, some Perdana just pulled in beside him and started manoeuvring too. While waiting for the elevator, my dad and I had a brisk talk over the incident;

"Abah, I'm going to have a word with the driver of the Perdana. He's coming here too, anyway,"
"No, Aqil. It's not worth it,"
"It is to me, Abah."

Then the elevator arrived and my family, the Perdana driver and his wife, along with a Caucasian couple stepped into the elevator. The driver immediately stood behind the elevator buttons. I purposely stepped in last and once the elevator doors closed, I turned to the guy,

"Excuse me, sir. I don't mean to be rude but could you please be a bit more patient next time?"
"I'm sorry, what do you mean?"
"Just now, while my dad was still manoeuvring, you pulled in beside him and started manoeuvring as well. So I just wanted to let you know,"
"Oh, OK. I'm sorry,"

Then my family got off (albeit on the wrong floor) and once the elevator doors closed, all three of us broke out in laughter and truly savoured the moment. It was really, REALLY, worth it. The expression on the guy's face was worth a million times more than if I had shouted at him. Imagine that, a guy in his 40s or 50s being told off about common sense by a 15 year old. That must have really been embarassing. His wife was probably scowling at him the whole day, if not the rest of the week.