Sunday, April 26, 2009

What an Eventful Weekend it Has Been

In the morning, we headed out and parked in SACC, crossed over to PKNS to pick up my dad's passport & then we walked to Plaza Alam Sentral because my bro needed his Tunas KRS uniform. Hope we got that one right... Hehe.

Anyway, on the way back, we decided to browse at this two stalls that were beside one another. One sold the pocket knives, compasses, flashlights, etc. The other sold custom-made jewellery. You pick and arrange how you want it, pick the strap and then decide whether you want it as a necklace, phone key chain, bracelet, etc. My bro and my mom were busy deciding and arranging their names and what they they wanted. While waiting for the guy to do both, my dad & I resumed browsing the other stall. I've always enjoyed looking at pocket knives. I don't know why. Guess its one of those things you want but don't realize you want. Strange, huh?

When my bro's and my mom's respective decorations were done, they came over and just watched us browse. Guess my mom knows me better than I know myself. She said, "go ahead, get it. I think the green one is nice," and I settled on a small, green, pocket knife. YAAY! My first ever pocket knife! Hehe. And my dad bought a compass he'd been eyeing. My whole fam was like, "C'mon Abah. You want it. It's OK. Everyone's getting someting...". You could hook it to your belt loop and man was it solid. Oh, and it points north. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal but a lot of the other compasses that we saw didn't point north. Wonder if one of them was Jack Sparrow's compass... Damn, should've gotten that one. Hehe.

Afterwards, we went to Alamanda, Putrajaya. We arrived around lunchtime so we had lunch at Noodle Station -- I'm never going there again. The service is so and so and my mom got food poisoning from that place. Anyway, my mom had gone scouting earlier in the week for some shoes so after lunch, we swung by Nichii and my mom browsed a bit and settled on a pair of shoes. They're quite nice. Strappy and finesse. So happened that we have been looking for some outdoor furniture for a while now and we saw this really neat set of 2 chairs and 1 table. It was really cheap. Only 3 grand. And it was super light. So my parents bought 2 sets.

While they were settling the transaction, I went to the nearby Al-Ikhsan just to check out and see if they had any rugby boots. To my amazement they had THREE rugby boots! I was completely dumbfounded. It is very difficult to find real rugby boots in Malaysia. The boots only have 6 studs and the studs are made out of metal. Other boots can work but the studs have to be long and sort of cylindrical. Otherwise, they'd be useless during a scrum so soccer boots are not advisable. Especially if you're on the forward. Nevermind the rugby talk, back to the story. As I said, there were three separate models. Two were Umbro, one was Adidas. The Adidas was RM318! Most likely 'coz they were the 'World Cup' version. Whatever the hell that means. The other two cost within the RM100-200 range. I tried all three. The Adidas & one of the Umbro models only had size 8 1/2 and the last model only had sizes 9 & 10. It was a bit frustrating, yes but hey, at least I tried, right?

Then we did our weekly grocery and Cold Storage. I never get tired of Cold Storage. Its awesome. Feels like home. The food I mean. We came back late so we went back out for dinner at a gas station just off NKVE -- yeah, yeah, I know, a GAS STATION?! But hey, I didn't drop dead right? After dinner, we went to Mutiara Damansara for a small errand and FINALLY came back home for good. I've taken my shower now I'm wrapping up this post.

Au revoir

Monday, April 20, 2009

Toodly Doodly Doom

Sometimes, life likes to blow your world into pieces one moment, only to put it back together the next moment. But leave you with the grief and shock of what just happened.

Yes, I'm being delusional again. But not as bad as in my last post. Now is more like just saying I'm back! No more being moody "doom talk"...

Plus, I'm just really bored and so I'm publishing this post... Hahaha.

OH! Tomorrow Bomba is having Kawad Hos. Yaay! Time to see if I've worked on my strength. I'm not quite sure but hopefully... Hopefully...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mad World...

Ever felt like your whole world just got blown up? Yet remained intact. It formed billions of little cracks all over by a force that should've ruined it. Shell-shock would be a fitting term. More specifically, you feel like everyone is out to get you. And you cannot trust anyone but everyone seems oblivious to what you're going through and life carries on? Like you're detached from the world yet, at the same time, at the centre of it?

I know, I'm probbably making no sense but if anyone has ever felt it, there's nothing scarier than that. The feeling that life goes on without you but yet, life is intent on blowing your world up...

Yaddaa, yaddaa, I probbably sound delusional...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back to the Routines of Daily Life... Whatever is Left of It At Least...

School is back in session and I've forgotten how hectic it is... No to mention whatever homework I sorta left out due to the Saringan and stuff. Oh well, at least I have an excuse. Sorta. Oh well.

Hope we do an experiment in Bio tomorrow. I'm too lazy to go to the lab just to write notes. But then again, the lab has its own advantages.... Hehehe... Oh! And I need to give my name to Pn. Zalina.

Listening to You're Gonna Break My Heart Again - Whitesnake

Guess that's all for now. I'm just updating 'cause I'm bored...

Au revoir.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sports Day

(Spoken in a very caring, soft and gentle way)
Dear Datin,

Fuck you, you fat bitch.

Lots of Love,

We hate you. Seriously, we do.

Now that I've gotten that off my chest, I can write what I want. Today was our Sports Day. It was OK. Considering that the Fat Bitch tried -- for the 3rd year in a row -- to give us a heat stroke.

Her speech was SOO long. Several Kadet Bomba members and 1-2 Jupiter kids collapsed. Kadet Bomba had the thickest uniform and we were doing the most dry-runs before the actual event. Not to mention practicing the last minute changes for the Kontinjen Bendera. Stupid school. The other platoons were wearing lighter clothes -- either in terms of material or color.

Then again, this is SMKBJ we're talking about here. The only thing that isn't retarded are the students and select teachers. I'm wasting my energy typing this and your time reading this. A thousand apologies.

But enough bitching. Um... Sports Day was OK. Not as many people collapsed during the running events. The music during the cheerleading was quite good actually. Much better than last years' and infinitely better than the melancholic crap they -- the DJ -- played before the march.

Jupiter's platoon was awesome. I like their theme very much -- commando. Mars was also very unique -- Spartans. Earth was OK -- superheroes -- but Mercury -- sorry to those who are from Mercury -- needs some serious help. Sure, the idea -- werewolf -- was OK but the idea didn't flow properly from brain to drawing board. Never mind drawing board to props. Guess whoever drew it wasn't majoring in art, eh? Hehe.

Today was OK. After the sports day -- which was ended by the cheerleaders' performances, I went to Sg. Buloh with my fam to buy some plants. Then I took a nap and woke up to find my Atuk and cousin downstairs.

Now I am wrapping up this post and hitting the shower.

Au revoir

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Bucket List

I just watched the Bucket List. It's a great movie. Heavy drama. Very moving. I think, I'll write my own bucket list. For the heck of it. And as time progresses, change it, or slash out whatever has been achieved. So here it goes:

1) To be able to slow dance on a beach under the stars or during sunset with her.

2) Make it to M.I.T and graduate.

3) Get a good, solid, steady job with a good income.

4) Own a Corvette or a Mustang

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I'm Exhausted. Leave Me Alone

Its been a while since I last published a post. This past week has so been busy and its about to get a whole lot more hectic. T-T.

This week we had Sukantara. I passed all three events. Woohoo.

Today we had the Saringan. The school's management is a genius. They put the lompat jauh track at the muddiest part of the field. Yeeha. Go SMKBJ. Remind me to buy a ton of C4.

Tomorrow I have 800m. Wish me luck. I don't think I'll be able to keep up but insyaallah... There's supposed to be school on Saturday but I'm skipping. I need a break from school.

Sunday is the Sports Day itself. All I have is the march with Kadet Bomba. We're stepping down the efforts to let Kadet Polis win. Those of us who have attended all the training sessions are tired. Both physically and emotionally. We're exhausted. We do not have the energy nor the spirit to continue on competing. We will still participate but that's about it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Hidden Joys Waiting to Be Discovered by Fate

Today I went to Alamanda Putrajaya. The place has improved. We wanted to go have brunch at Bangsar but the highway was jammed right at the exit from the BJ toll so instead, we went to Putrajaya.

We had brunch at this restaurant called Bayou. I highly recommend it. The food is a bit pricey but totally awesome. It's a gourmet experience so get ready to cough up some extra green. But it's worth it, I tell you. I had their Seared Salmon something something -- sorry, I can't recall -- but it was amazing. Even the veggies were delicious. I had my first taste of caviar there. Very strong flavor in such a small thing. Amazing. Seriously, check out the place if u have a few extra 50's lying around. It isn't like RM100 per dish. Not even RM50. But it's a gourmet place so you're supposed to go for the whole 6-course meal.

Afterwards, we swung by Billabong. It caught my attention 'cause it wasn't loud and noisy. It was very low key and had some nice clothes too. I got a pair of cargos. They were originally RM229 and after a 70% discount, they were too good to pass up. Hehe. But even though I sound like a shopaholic, my wardrobe still has space for clothes and I only have 6 pairs of shoes; 2 pairs of school shoes, 1 pair of rugby boots, 1 pair of sandals, 1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of golf shoes. I'm NOT a shopaholic. My shoes are strictly purchased per requirement.

We then prayed the Zuhur prayers and checked out their recently opened -- though I'm not sure how recent -- Cold Storage. It was MIND-NUMBINGLY AWESOME. All of us had a great time grabbing things we hadn't seen in years. Some of the items we hadn't seen in up to 12 years. I felt at home because they had so many things I was familiar with in the US. The damage done was hovering around the RM560 line. Hehe. We bought a lot of stuff.

All in all, my family and I had burnt quite a lot today. But it sure as hell was worth it.

That's all for today. Au revoir.