Saturday, June 27, 2009

Victory!

Today, June 27th 2009, BJ's very own rugby team went up against MBSA, Taylor's College and MSU, respectively. And today, a historic milestone in the Warrior's brief history, we won a game!

We won our game against MSU! C'mon all of those in BJ. Support your rugby team! We may be under-experienced but we managed to beat a college! That's something to be proud of.

The scores are as follows; 2-0, 1-0, 1-0. Woohoo!

Warriors on three. 1, 2, 3, WARRIORS!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Passing of the King of Pop

Wow. What a shocker. King of Pop Michael Jackson has gone. What a shame. He was on the verge of a comeback. And me made amazing music. Wow.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Been a While, Hasn't It

Bonjour my readers. I'm sorry for not updating recently. I've gotten my results and there are terrible. T-T. I just started tuition. My first class was today. Physics. Much better teaching than the one my class got.

This Saturday there's going to be 3 events in one day; Report Card Day (Hari Terbuka), Civic Carnival (Karnival PSK) and Co-op Day (Hari Koperasi). Brilliant going. Yahoo. Remind me to send a congratulatory note to the genius who arranged that.

I'm cutting school that day to go for my Add Math tuition. I completely blew that one. T-T.

That's all for now.

Au revoir

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Returning from Kedah.

I'm in the waiting lounge at Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Kedah. I'm not sure whether it's in Kubang Pasu or Jitra. I had lunch at a restaurant not too far from my Mak Jang's house. I originally had Kuew Teow Sup but couldn't take it. They put in dried cili api & chili flakes. A lot. The soup was swimming in it.

My mouth was burning. Almost literally. It was so spicy! And the fact that I can't really take spicy food just made it worse. Haha.

I set off the metal detector and the security guy patted me down but then just let me go. Huh. Oh well. It's not like I'm carrying a Beretta 92F semi-auto handgun with mirrored barrel and chiseled down grip or anything (nervous tone). Haha. Seriously though, I'm not. I even left my pocket knife at home. KLIA before we left yesterday was quite empty. Normally when I go there, its quite packed. People are starting to arrive at the waiting lounge.

Can't wait to get on the plane. I love take-off. Its an amazing feeling. Too bad I didn't get a window seat.

Ooh ooh ooh! Last night was my maiden night-time flight. Haha. So much for achievement. Not sure what aircraft we got. Most likely it was a Boeing. That's the most popular passenger aircraft.

Hmm. Remind me to bring along a notebook and pen wherever I go. To take notes. Especially when travelling.

By the way, it's Father's Day.

So, in honor of the best dad I know, my Abah,

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ABAH!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Going M.I.A.

Tomorrow afternoon, our BJ Warriors have at least 3 rugby matches at the SSAAS field in Seksyen 2. We will fight ex-SSAAS, SSAAS, and Taylor's College.

Kick-off is around 4 p.m. To those who are interested to cheer our rugby team on, please do come.

By the way, I won't be there. I'll be visiting my aunt in Alor Setar. I have a new cousin! Yaay! I hope.

I want to play tomorrow! T-T.

Oh well, you can't have everything in life. I just hope I get some good things too. Otherwise, life would just suck.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The 1st Week of the New Semester

The first week of the new semester is approaching its end. It's been a roller coaster. My grades are improving -- minutely -- but I'm not happy with them. They're horrible. So I'm considering tuition. Considering. Haha. After 10 years of formal education, I'm finally voluntarily considering tuition. Hey, I got 5A's for my UPSR & 7A's for my PMR with that formula. But I fear that my luck is running out. So I don't want to risk it.

I'm definitely taking at least Physics, Chemistry, Math, Add Math. Considering between BM and Bio. Hmm.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

How I Spent My Saturday...

Today my family and I went to Aquaria. We had a great time snapping photos and looking at the aquatic life. It was a lot of fun. I touched a sand shark! A full grown sand shark! Woohoo. Hehe. Rough skin.

While my mom and bro were waiting in line to buy tickets, my dad, Opah, Tukwan and I sat in Starbucks. I decided to check if I could surf the web. And that Starbucks did have free WiFi. Woohoo! Hehe. I managed to chat with Liyana for a bit. Hehe.

Before that, we had lunch at Simply Spice -- a quaint little cafe tucked away in a private corner beside the LRT station. Great food, great environment. If anyone happens to swing by, you should definitely try it. Its one of the shophouses across the street from the show house behind Menara Maybank which is in turn, beside the LRT station.

After finishing my meal, I decided to check whether they had WiFi for the heck of it. Sure enough, WirelessKL was free and open. I registered and voila, I'm online. It was fun.

After Aquaria, we sat down at the nearby food court and had something to drink. Akid bought some New Zealand All Natural ice cream. Those things are good. And expensive. Haha.

Akid and I browsed a bit through Toys'R'Us and then we headed back home. I dozed off the entire way back to BJ. Haha.

Had a good day today. Tomorrow my fam is taking Peach to the vet to get his stitches removed and hopefully, get a haircut. I need one badly. Hehe.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Woohoo!

I FINALLY managed to upload some -- fine, quite a lot -- of media to the PS3! Woohoo! At long last! Victory!

If I was in ancient Greece, I'd run to Goddess Nike's temple. Haha. But I'm not. And I don't want to be. I'm perfectly happy as a Muslim in the 21st century. Alhamdulillah I managed to upload the pictures and music.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

For the Unsung Hero

This is for those,
Who have always stood ready,
To catch those in need,
Be it friend or foe.

Life,
Is cruel,
It is unforgiving,
Merciless.

Occasionally,
Life,
Will cause a void,
Of heartache and pain.

For those who fall victim,
They need someone,
To encourage them,
To get back up.

It is not easy falling victim,
Nor is it easy helping those who have fell,
But for those who can,
Their efforts are deeply valued and always remembered.

They are the unsung heroes.
Of the lifelong war,
Against the pains of life,
For the tiny, fleeting pleasures it offers.

They can be anyone,
From counselors,
To parents,
To best friends,
To the everyday person who was willing to listen.

Such an action,
Of moral support
No matter how unsung,
Is the most treasured one.

Life Can Be So Outta Whack

The school holidays kicked off with me feeling rock-bottom, with my mood improving immensely throughout the first week, the second week started to get monotonous, now I'm back to rock-bottom.

Life's weird isn't it?

My dad told me a phrase once, "life's a bitch, then you die".

How true

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

An apology

I've managed to upload most of the pictures to my MySpace. I'm afraid I can't upload them to Facebook. Sorry everyone

Monday, June 8, 2009

Hi everyone. Here are 5 pictures from my trip to Fraser's. The other 253 are on my MySpace and Facebook. Well, I hope they are. Let's just say uploading 258 pictures isn't the easiest thing to do. T-T.

Anyway, hope you enjoy them!






Yesterday and The Following Morning

The past 3 posts were more like diary-style recounts of what we did at Fraser's. Though its a bit brief so if anyone wants any elaboration, feel free to ask. The journey back wasn't that eventful. I was kind of sad about leaving Fraser's. It's an awesome place. Had a lot of fun there.

Unfortunately, food is an aspect that could be improved on. At least where I ate. The best meals I had while at Fraser's were the meals my parents cooked. They were yummy & healthier than what we would be eating otherwise.

My mom woke me at 7:45 and told me to go buy some roti canai and newspaper for my Opah and Tukwan. We've had our breakfasts and my brother is still asleep.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Day 3 @ Fraser's - June 6th 09

Woke up late today -- at 10. After a breakfast of cold scrambled eggs -- hehe -- we got ready and went hiking. I wore my Mooks jacket. Muahaha!

We’ve trekked through -- in order of trekked first -- Bishop‘s, Kindersley‘s, Abu Suradi‘s, Mager‘s, Hemmant‘s, and Maxwell‘s. I n total, we trekked through 6.55 km. And that’s only the trails alone. Not yet counting the journey back from the trail ends to our CRV. Wooh! It was a lot of fun.

Some of the trails merged into one another. Others were close enough for us to go trail hopping.

Kindersley’s was a very lively trail. A lot of birds. It was an extremely short trail but we took quite a while because there were so many birds. It was so fun watching them. The Abu Suradi-Mager trail was also cool. There was a lot of birds and a lot of interesting foliage. Where Abu Suradi’s and Mager’s trails met, there was an old house which is said to be Abu Suradi’s old house. He was the only Malay tin-ore miner in Fraser’s during the 1800s which is quite a feat.

The house is old, rundown and looks downright creepy.

There were a lot of birds along the Abu Suradi-Mager trail. The favorite bird I saw was a black and orange bird. It was really neat. It had a very nice call too. Must’ve been because it was in my favorite colors. Hehehe.

The longest was the Hemmant-Bishop-Maxwell trail. We hopped from Hemmant’s to part of Bishop’s and we continued to Maxwell’s. Maxwell’s alone is 1.8km. Phew. Maxwell’s is not a very well worn trail, it’s damp so there are leeches, parts of it are steep, there were several minor landslides prior to our trek and treacherous. But damn it was fun.

Once again, I took up position of the photographer and boy did I take a lot of pictures. I kept having to catch up with my family. Not that I mind. Hehe.

Today was a blast! I really got to make use my Salomon sneakers! Yaay!

Today was our last full day at Fraser’s. Huhu.

Day 2 @ Fraser's - June 5th 09

When I woke up this morning, I thought it was around 9. Looking at the clock, it was only 7:44. The day gets bright early up here in Fraser’s. After a breakfast of Mushroom Potage soup, we played a round of golf. Considering we haven’t played in almost 2 years, it was good. All single digits. Woohoo! But the final hole, everyone -- except Akid -- blew it. Huhu. We had lunch at the nearby food court. It was OK. Not as flat as dinner last night but I wouldn’t go there again.

After changing at the apartment, we went to trek Bishop’s Trail. It was neat. And quite long. We could've continued to Maxwell's trail but decided to call it a day. Not quite challenging but fun, nonetheless. Akid lost his sunglasses there. I took some interesting pictures. Which will be uploaded later, by the way

Then we drove to Jeriau Falls. The water was freezing. And my Salomon really IS waterproof! Hehe. Dinner tonight is spaghetti courtesy of Mama. Yaay! Wonder what we will do tomorrow.
And I learned a new word today! Pugut which is something like vandalism but not quite. I want to ask Pn. Norshimah when school reopens.

Day 1 @ Fraser's - June 4th 09

Woke up early that morning. Helped Mama get make the final preparations like packing the food and getting the golf bags ready. We were getting ready to head out for Fraser’s Hill. Myrra's grandfather jokingly called it ‘Freezer’s Hill’. Haha. After breakfast, I carried Peach in and to everyone’s horror, his freshly healed stitches had reopened and was bleeding. Peach being extremely dominant, got into another scuffle with a seasoned stray. The stray is quite formidable himself. So while my parents and Akid rushed him to Lynn’s Vet, I packed the final items and awaited their return.

When they got back -- minus the cat -- we hit the road. The journey took 3 hours. Part of it was because we took a gross wrong turn after exiting the Highway. Hehe. We were soon back on track and progressed up the winding path. I was doing good for most of the trip but got a little nauseous and dizzy as we approached the Gap -- a notoriously winding, single-lane stretch of road. The direction of flow of traffic through the Gap alternates every hour. Once you enter the Gap, you cannot pull over so if someone is dizzy, get a barf bag ready.

The scenery going up before the Gap was breathtaking. We passed by a dam on the way and the reservoir was HUGE. The whole journey was a lot of fun. Once we reached Fraser’s, I stepped out of the car for some fresh air. The air was nice and cool. After collecting the keys, we went to the apartment we rented, M58. After lunch, we took a nap and then headed back out to see what was around. Naturally, we took pictures at the clock tower and several other interesting landmarks. It was a lot of fun. We read a brief history of Fraser's on one of the billboards. Hehe. Not sure how accurate it is but I'd say its reliable enough.

I bought a Fraser's long-sleeve tee as a souvenir. Hehe. Normally people buy souvenirs on their later days, not the first day but what the heck. We had dinner at Shahzan Inn's restaurant. It wasn’t that great. Kind of costly too.

Tomorrow we’re going to play golf at the nearby 9-hole and go jungle trekking the next day. Woohoo!!

Au revoir.

P.S.
This is the first highland vacation spot I've ever visited. Yeah, yeah, don't bother me with the "you've seriously never even been to Genting?!" questions. I've heard them too many times.