Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Sometimes, you just tend to forget that time just flies, fast, unstoppable. When you know it, one more year had passed. A book is closing, and you can see the flyleaf of another one.
Growing up is about the things you learn as you go through your days. I learned a lot. Learning life is the easy part. Trying to exceed others expectations? It’s hard. I don’t want others belittling me. I don’t want to go back to the past because many occurrences hurt.
People are entitled to see me with the way they want to see me. I don’t have rights to deny it, unless what they’ve seen is totally not myself, and I don’t have power to control people around me.
My life is not flawless, but I’ll try to make it at least perfect from my side of the fence. Just one thing, every now and then, what others do and the way they perceive yourself, all hurt, even if it’s true, because you don’t want them to put the light on you in that kind of way, or treatment.
I get the idea, really. Let’s just say, at least I’m glad.
Time goes on.
This year’s ending, next year just around the corner. I want to forget. Miseries, sorrows, sadness, never ending phobias of everything, I want to forget, not that I had much of those all these years. Not all bothers me.
This is me, around the clock. I don’t put my emotions outside to be seen by others. I don’t share my day. I don’t say some things as often, but here is the place.
Life goes on. Changes? Step by step. I need to.
Monday, 29 November 2010
Well, fellow blog-TESL-mate, Miss Ainie tagged me with these Qs.
Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to copy-paste this note, and answer all the questions.
At the end, choose 15 cute people to be tagged.
ABC About You Questions:
A - AVAILABLE: NOT!!!
B - BIRTHDAY: 12th January. The year is not shown for safety reason. LOL!
C - CRUSHING ON: Definitely not a person. Chocolate?
D - DRINK YOU LAST HAD: Milo peng!
E - EASIEST PERSON TO TALK TO: No one… I think.
F - FAVORITE SONG: Everything from David Archie, Country songs, Jpop and Kpop!
G - GUMMY BEARS OR GUMMY WORMS: Not my favourite stuffs to eat.
H - HOMETOWN: Kuala Terengganu! Love you!
I - IN LOVE WITH: Blog, Tumblr, DeviantArt, David Archie! Haha!
J - JUGGLE: What for?!
K - KILLED SOMEONE: If only that person is very, very mean towards me!
L - LONGEST CAR RIDE: Bas, 10 jam! Car… 6 hours?
M - MILKSHAKE FLAVOR: Definitely chocolate! Yummy!
N - NUMBER OF SIBLINGS: 15. Don’t gawk!
O - ONE WISH: Be a successful guy [lame wish… Haha!]
P - PERSON YOU CALLED LAST: Can’t remember.
R - REASON TO SMILE: Just because.
S - SONG YOU LAST HEARD: Chocolate Disco from Perfume… I love them! One more, Park Bom, You and I. This is awesome. Sad [watch the MV!!!]… but awesome.
T - TIME YOU WOKE UP: …
U - UMBRELLA COLOR/PATTERN: Maroon, which is red mixed with brown.
V - VEGETABLE(S): Err… I rarely eat veggies. Heheh…
W - WORST HABIT: A lot? Haha!
X - X-RAYS YOU'VE HAD: Only one I think, for my IPG entrance.
Y – YOYOS ARE: DELICIOUS! You’ll only know about it if you’re in KK, Sabah!
Z - ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn, sea goat… A goat? Think about it… Haha.
Random Questions About You:
Spell your name without vowels: MHDFQBNMTRZ [Hambik ko!]
Least favourite colour?: Brown.
What are you listening to?: Jpop!
Are you happy with your life right now?: 100% positive.
What is your favourite class in school?: English! English teachers are always awesome!
Are you outgoing?: Nah… Quite introvert.
Favorite shoes?: Sneakers. Current one - Nike Horse Low Red. I think that’s the name.
Where do you wish you were right now?: On a vacation in Australia? Dream on dude…
Can you dance?: Can I? Maybe??? Haha!
Can you tie a cherry stem with your mouth?: Not in my list of capabilities.
Can you whistle?: Nope. See above.
Write with both hands?: I’m left-handed. Left-handers rule!
Walk with your toes curled?: I don’t live in 19th century China.
Do you believe there is life on other planets?: Nothing is impossible.
Do you believe in miracles?: Always.
Do you believe in magic?: I do.
Love at first sight?: I always do… Desperate…
Do you believe in Satan?: It’s a definite yes.
Do you know how to swim?: Sink like a rock.
Do you like roller coasters?: Never been on one.
Do you think you could handle the stuff they eat on those reality shows?: Nope.
Have you ever asked someone out?: To eat or movie.
Have you ever been asked out by someone?: The same reason as above.
Have you ever been to the ocean?: I live near the ocean. Well, South China Sea.
Have you ever painted your nails?: Nuts! Mehendi? Yeah!
What is the temperature outside?: Not as hot as Sabah!
What radio station do you listen to?: Hitz and Fly fm.
What was the last restaurant you ate at?: Can’t remember.
What was the last thing you bought?: Food and beverage.
What was the last thing on TV you watched?: A Malay telemovie. It was nice.
Who was the last person you YM'd?: No one.
Who was the last person you took a picture of?: Hurmmm…
Who was the last person you said "I love you" to?: I admit I rarely say that.
Ever really cried your heart out?:
Ever cried yourself to sleep?:
Ever cried on your friend's shoulder?:
Ever cried over the opposite sex?:
Do you cry when you get an injury?:
Do certain songs make you cry?:
THE ANSWER FOR ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION: NO!!!
Are you a happy person?: Yeah!
What can make you happy?: Everything that can make me happy.
Do you wish you were happier?: Sometimes?
Can music make you happy?: Depends on the song.
How many times have you had your heart broken?: Never.
Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd die for them?: Maybe.
LOOK AT ME
What is your current hair colour, brown?: Black.
Current piercings?: I don’t pierce myself.
Have any tattoos?: Will not!!!
Eye colour?: Dark brown.
Favourite eye colour: Heterochromia Iridium… Haha!
Short or long hair: I don’t really like short hair.
Height: Not higher than me.
Best clothing: Casual, simple.
HAVE YOU EVER
Been to jail?: Only in Monopoly.
Mooned someone?: What’s that?
Laughed so hard you cried?: You don’t need to ask that question really.
Cried in school?: During my primary time.
Thrown up in a store?: If you mean puke, then no.
Done something really stupid that you still laugh at today?: Lots and lots of it.
THIS OR THAT
Pepsi or Coke: Both.
McDonald's or Burger King: Both.
Single or Group Dates: Single?
Chocolate or Vanilla: The former one.
Strawberries or Blueberries: Strawberries.
Meat or Veggies: I rather have meat.
TV or Movie: Depends.
Guitar or Drums: I don’t play instruments… unless you want to annoy someone, then call me.
Adidas or Nike: Nike! Adidas, if I am paid as a government servant.
Chinese or Mexican food: never taste both.
Cake or Pie: Cake!!! Cheese cake!
MTV or VH1: We only have MTV here.
Tag for 15 cute people:
Well, I don’t wanna tag. It’s up to you. LOL
Friday, 26 November 2010
Ok… Actually I’ve been here for one week already! Huhu!
So, dear readers [gyahaha!], this time I wanna write in BM!
Lagipun, bukan selalu pun aku tulis dalam bahasa ibunda aku kan? Huhu…
Ilanggo dah tulis pasal pengalaman die nek Malaysia Airlines…. Aku pon dah lama nak buat, tapi GPRS punye pasal… Susah untuk melayari laman sesawang [skema!…]
Jadi, aku dengan bangganya mempersembahkan pengalaman pertama aku dengan… jeng jeng jeng… Malaysia Airlines! Haha! Siot… Macam orang ulu lak aku… Haha… Selama ni aku selalu pergi balik Sabah naek AirAsia. Jadi bile dapat tiket ‘free’ dari HEP, agak suka la jugak… Jangan tanya kenapa ade ‘ ‘ kat perkataan free tu… Haha.
Wah, kali pertama naek Malaysia Airlines pesawat MH2605, dari KKIA Terminal 1 ke KLIA, bukan maen senyum lebar mulut aku, tapi tahan dari nak tersenyum luas ni… Penye, takde la beza sangat antara pesawat tu dengan pesawat AirAsia pon. Ape yang ade pada pesawat Airbus AirAsia, tu la yang ade pada Boeing MAS. Yang bezenye, AirAsia punye baru lagi, MAS punye, well, dah lama la, tapi beliau masih sihat-wal-afiat lagi.
Namun begitu, penerbangan dari KK ke KL yang mengambil masa selama 2 ½ jam [skema ayat] sudah pastilah menggunakan pesawat biase je. Bukannye yang ade skrin kat kerusi, in-flight entertainment ke hapa, tapi dapat nampakla yang MAS memang ade la Malaysian Hospitality die tu. Diorang ade bagi refreshment yakni air oren kat kitorang masa kitorang dah berada di udara. Malangnya aku tak dapat. Atendan kabin tak nampak aku masih belum dapat air… kurus sangat ke haku?! Aku pon bangang gak tak cakap kat diorang. Agaknya pasal sorang atendan tu cun… Orang Korea beb! [Ape kejadah orang Korea kerja ngan MAS] Ala… kadang-kadang memang camtu. Bukan kerja, latihan bersama kot? Heheh… Pe pe pon, pastu dapatla makan gak, free… Hoho… Ade due, nasi lemak udang, dan mee goreng daging lada hitam. Aku pilih nasi lemak.
Lepas seberapa lama di udara, akhirnya kitorang sampai kat… KLIA… Bertambah lagi ke-ulu-an aku. Memang besar dan agak lawa gak la lapangan terbang tu. Cool! Siap ade jual barang-barang lagi tu. Ingat nak beli coklat, tapi… heheh… mahal. Kesedihan melanda diri.
Pastu penerbangan seterusnya dari KL ke KT! Disebabkan penerbangan tu pendek, jadi takdela jual makanan. Kalo AirAsia, diorang jual, tapi 50 minit tu pendek sangat lo. Macam kurang berbaloi. Jadi MAS dengan bangganya beri air dan kacang je… Haha… Kenapa tak bagi coklat?!
Pe pe pon, tu je la pe yang aku nak cakap… Haha… Memang Nampak macam aku ni baru naik MAs, pasal tu memang kali pertama pon…
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Here’s the result of my PersonalDNA test. To know my characteristics, mouse over the colour tiles!
you are a director
As a DIRECTOR, you combine an unusual
openness and passion for beauty and style with
confidence and a down-to-earth sensibility
that allow you to realize your vision.
You are practical and pay attention
to the details that others tend to miss.
By focusing on what is real and concrete,
you achieve more than those who always
have their heads in the clouds.
When it comes to what really matters in your life,
you are confident in your ability to succeed.
Having beautiful things in your life gives you
pleasure and satisfaction - you have a keen eye for style.
Even when problems present themselves,
deep down you know you will overcome these challenges.
When routines get too familiar, you become bored
and start looking for ways to spice things up.
You are open to new types of experiences –
you are not afraid to take a risk on something new.
You have a highly developed sense of taste –
you know what looks good on you,
in your home, and in the world at large.
You do your own thing when it comes to clothing,
guided more by practical concerns
than by other people's notions of style.
If you want to be different:
Occasionally let yourself dream a little more,
even if it doesn't seem practical or efficient.
you are considerate
You trust others, care about them,
and are slow to judge them, making you CONSIDERATE.
You value your close relationships very much,
and are more likely to spend time in small,
tightly-knit groups of friends than in large crowds.
You enjoy exploring the world through observation,
quietly watching others.
Relating to others so well,
and understanding their emotions,
leads you to trust people in general,
even though you're somewhat shy and reserved at times.
Your belief that people
are generally well-intentioned contributes
to your sympathy regarding their problems.
Although you may not vocalize it often,
you have an awareness of how society affects individuals,
and you understand complex causes of people's behavior.
You like to look at all sides of a situation
before making a judgment,
particularly when that situation
involves important things in other people's lives.
Your close friends know you as a good listener.
If you want to be different:
Because other people would benefit immensely
from your understanding and insight,
you should try to be more outgoing in social situations,
even when they make you uncomfortable.
Others will want to hear what you have to say!
How true is it for me? I think a lot!
Wanna take it? CLICK!
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha!
[Based on my own prediction, my home is now abundant with meats and muttons!]
How was my first time celebrating the Feast of Sacrifice in Sabah?
Went for Solat Raya in Masjid Negeri and then...
Our class, TESL SM, got a great feast at Madam Shamaz’s home. Of course I was there for the second time, but… I still forgot the road. What’s more, the residential area was just beside the road… LOL. A lot of other lecturers were there too! It was nice meeting with all of them.
Thanks madam for the great food!
Sadap bha itu!
Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
In Saturday, around 1 ½ hours after our MUET had finished, our class got a special feast to celebrate the end of our Foundation, forget about our exam, and also to commemorate our fellow comrades, Ilanggo, Rachel, and Jennie, who will be leaving us and go to IPG Sarawak in Miri next year.
The lunch was held in The Choice, an Indian restaurant, and Madam Shamaz was there too! We [or rather, madam] had pre-ordered Chicken Briyani [delicious!], vegetables, and fish head curry. There were also two cakes; one of it is mango cheese cake, yummy! Well, Rachel ate fully with her hand for the first time! Kudos! LOL…
As remembrance gifts for them, Ilanggo, Rach, and Jen each received pink batiks, for them to make shirts or baju kurung to be wear every Thursday in IPS.
I know all of us will miss you!
[Anyway, we still have one more feast! This time, Raya Haji feast at madam’s house! Yeayyy!]
I know most people in this nation love Pop, or Rock, or R&B, or Rap/Hip-hop. I also love them, but one of my top favourite genre has always been Country.
Want to know some Country artists? Here’s the list:
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band
Err… okay, the list might not be ‘some artists’, but anyway, I love them all.
Why do I love Country?
The songs are great. I love the music, the beats, the melodies… You know, the sounds are soulful [for slow, R&B kind of music] or really, really up-beat and enthralling [for those rock-like], and of course there are mixtures of both. I think you can’t find vibes like Country anywhere else: the way all the guitars, pianos, harmonicas, violins, and banjos being played together are just captivatingly awesome.
Besides, unlike most of other song genres, the lyrics are still meaningful, well most of. Country songs really captures the Americana spirits well, from a night in a Saturday party, summer in the south, to love for family and friends, or just to get you get back up, find courage, and fight, or how this girl on the street captivates you, and even tell us stories deep down inside. The lyrics are alive with emotions, and lively with beautifully crafted lines.
Anyway, if you can see the list, you know that many of them are real Country [well, if you never heard them, then most probably they are true Country, but as a disclaimer, their songs are not TOO Country. I don’t live in the 50s!], but in recent years, there is this phenomenon known as Country Pop. Some artists like Tay, and Carrie are among the prominent crossovers. Now, I’m not saying I don’t like them. I love their songs, but in the best cases, their songs’ are labelled Country when it is only some banjos, or guitars playing in the background. We’re lucky we have lots of other artists, which still play the music Nashville’s known for.
So, to all out there, plug your ears to some music from Tennessee, and the rest of the South [of the US, I mean], and be basked in the spirits of the folk music you can move your feet into!
Country Music is the coolest music in the world!
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Yesterday, we had MUET or Malaysian University English Test. For those who said it’s hard, let me tell you it’s not that hard. The only thing is they will ask us high-level questions. That was what I encountered.
Three skills were being tested yesterday, namely reading, writing, and listening. Speaking was held a month earlier.
Reading: Six articles with 7 or 8 questions each. As far as I remember, the articles were about education problem in India, life of a Japanese immigrant, well, those are the two that I could think of. All the questions given were objective, but don’t think they’re like SPM. From all, the hardest was when they gave you these answers as the choices:
Sometimes, I knew the answer was not A, but was it B or C?
Writing: Section A required us to write according to the given stimulus. The one given to us was a graph about air travellers’ choice of airplane. Besides that, there was a chart telling us the travellers’ preferences of all airlines' features in choosing the airplane company. Section B meanwhile needed us to pen in an academic writing and discuss on the topic: Arranged marriage – Is it still acceptable in today’s society. Well, lucky me!
Listening: The audio was, fortunately, clear although the CD was a bit faulty. Really needed to listen [listen, not just hear], and synthesise, and write the answers. It’s not straight-forward you know?
MUET [and the exam] is now over, and presently:
I DON’T KNOW OTHER THINGS TO DO!!!
WELL, LET’S JUST WAIT FOR THE HOLIDAY, SHALL WE? *sigh*
[WHY WON’T YOU COME MUCH FASTER?!]
Friday, 12 November 2010
Rated R? It’s so overrated. I never even listen to the album’s tracks, just because I think if someone creates an album after a dark event, the songs will be moody, and well, moody…
Anyhow, our bad girl Riri is back [what’s with this girl? She always produces a new album in a short time span after her previous work… LOL], and this time, I think she’s so over with that you-know-what incident, and is having her old Barbadian spirit.
Is her new album, and Rihanna said:
"Loud is, the word, the name of the album definitely reflects the attitude of it, it’s really sassy and flirty and it grabs your attention and that’s why I enjoy it. It takes you through a really really interesting ride. So colorful the album.”
According to yours truly, this album lives up to name. It is fun, very catchy and lively. The list of tracks is as the following:
1. S&M – Dance and rock it out! One of my favourite though I don’t know what S&M is.
2. WHAT’S MY NAME feat. DRAKE – Oh na na… Drake only appears for a while but this track is awesomely catchy!
3. CHEERS (DRINK TO THAT) – Sampling Avril Lavigne’s ‘yeah yeah’ singing, take many shots to this synth-laden track that will cheer you straight up [pun intended, if you know it]!
4. FADING – An R&B track like other songs, but still good.
5. ONLY GIRL (IN THE WORLD) – You should move to Greenland if you don’t move yourself to this electrifying track!
6. CALIFORNIA KING BED – Well, don’t judge a track from it name. It’s another good R&B track.
7. MAN DOWN – Ram pom pom pom, the melody and beats are not my favourite.
8. RAINING MEN feat. NICKI MINAJ – See above [the collaboration with Nicki works though]
9. COMPLICATED – It’s a ballad, but not balladish, it’s like a [good] pop track for me.
10. SKIN – Rihanna trying to be sexy, and raunchy… Euwww~! LOL.
11. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE Part 2 feat. EMINEM – From Riri’s POV, this is more into guitars and piano. If you love the original, you’ll love this too.
Rihanna’s LOUD is overall a nice, ear-catching album. Try and let it play loud!