Saturday, 26 November 2011

70 and Above

So, you see... my parents are over 70 years old. They've been through a lot, and I can't help but to think when I look at other people's parents, the way they eat, the way they walk, the way they speak... they are not young anymore. Their health is deteriorating. It is not something that you can hide or run from. Eventually, your body will succumb to health issues.

My mom and dad... they are not like the others. Sure, they experience fatigue and minor or mild sickness, but they are still pretty much alright. My mom still cooks, my dad still spends his mornings selling vegetables with his  ye trusty olde' bike [that bike sounds like a motorboat rather than a motorcycle...], and you couldn't stop them from doing anything... old folks, they'll get restless if they can't do anything. In one way, I'm grateful to see them still active and err... nags at me at times...

I'm left thinking, what'll happen in 10, 20 years time? They've been with me for so long. Sometimes [or perhaps lots of times] I didn't really follow the stuff they've said, but that does not mean I don't love them. Living away from them in KK does bring lots of realisations about how underrated my feelings are towards my family. Perhaps, lots of us think we really love them, but do we really show that we love them?

I don't know what'll happen in 10, 20 years time... but now is the time that counts [though I have the hunch I'll still never follow everything they may say... err... sorry mom and dad...]

This is Wrong

First of all, writing a blog post in a cyber cafe is intimidating... it feels as if a million eyes are watching you from all directions, or maybe it's just me with my superior negative emotion of imminent death... blah~ Who cares.

Anyway, tempests always happen like every single day. Maybe the rain will continue for a month or two. It IS the monsoon season, so that's obviously the thing that should occur to this state. Imagine if snow falls... you can blame human for destroying the earth... me included~ WHAM. But anyway, yay, I can't remember the thing that I want to write... err... oh yeah... today's sunny though, hence I'm here in the village's CC. Get it?

My mom's mad at me for not getting out from the house... it seems that after months of staying in KK, I don't really want to get out from my home and go anywhere. It's normal isn't it? Or not? And duhhh... I haven't studied yet. Exam's in January. Not a good way of thinking.

So, without my laptop, I'll just rant here... and that's not beneficial... Help me~!

[Here's one more thing: Pos Malaysia said that a bag from Kota Kinabalu would take about a month to reach the Peninsular via the big blue sea... So, not true. Mine only took a week. That's a job well done... or maybe someone decided to give me a kind of one in a million chance of having my bag flown [flown with an aeroplane... I'm being too perfectionist here... burrr~!] So, uhhh... thanks?

Thursday, 17 November 2011


Sometimes, you just don't get the thing that you've wanted since forever. It's alright to be sad or disappointed in the beginning, but in the end, the only reasonable thing to do is to get over that sinking feeling.
Maybe, you're not destined to have that. More great stuff awaits you, install in the near future. Don't fret. If you can't be strong again, then you ought to kiss your awesome chances goodbye.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Last [for Now]

I'm going back to Terengganu today [its past midnight, peeps]. Next January will be the time for my second semester’s final exam, and I'll turn 21 by then... I can't believe I'm actually 20 [or 21 later]... 20? Doesn't feel like one. Anyhow, then I’ll be leaving Sabah and IPG Gaya for two years. UiTM Shah Alam will be my new home. Expectations and realities are not always the same. I just hope I’ll be having a great time there… though I know I’ll be missing my friends, my lecturers, my IPG, the life in KK, everything here in Sabah.

The sun will rise to end the dark, but sometimes, you want the darkness, because that’s when you see the stars in all their glory. All the same, the constellations on the other side might just be the same as here.


Lucky me… Taufik, you dragged me into this whirlwind of catastrophe… hahaha~ Just kidding. Well, he tagged me, so yeah… I’m doing this because I was tagged, get it?

So, the questions?

What is the wallpaper of you phone?
An animated primate, with a duck on a pond, with a drawing of a city behind. Main colour: green.

What makes you unique?
I’m sloppy… Muahaha~ I think I’m unique because I always spend hours and hours reading things in Wikipedia, or Nat Geo Mags, or other stuff… is that even unique? I listen to Jpop in Kpop dominated world… Booyeah~! Ok… maybe not…

The last time you were angry? Why?

Are you giver or a taker? Why?
I don’t really know, though it seems as if I’m a giver more than a taker… hahaha~!

Your favourite hangout? Why?
Jesselton Point. I love the place and its ambience, especially at night. My second fave hangout, A&W, because of its Mozza burger and hot dog… yeah, they’re BLOODY AWESOME!

What is your favourite mistake?
A mistake where I can learn from it, such as grammatical mistakes in my writings. Yeah, that’s my favourite mistake. What? You think I’m going to write something love-related? Euwww~

What were you doing before doing this?
Writing another blog post about Kelly Clarkson, and now I’m penning this.

What and who you were afraid of?
Dementor and Lord Voldemort… hahaha… well those're obviously inapplicable here. Errr, I think I’m afraid of sarcasm(?), anything from the Blattaria or Blattodea family… and my mom when she’s angry.

Your childhood nickname? Really?! OMG!
Just Afiq… See, not that ‘OMG’-inducing name, isn’t it?

Your most embarrassing moment is?
Becoming to hyperactive in front of the public… last happened in CP. [See there? My favourite mistake... using the word 'to' when I intended to use the word 'too'...]

What was the strangest dream you ever had?
I had lots of dream, all strange, never normal. My mind has lots of imagination so it tends to create nonsensical things in my head. In fact my dreams were really strange that if I tell you about one of it, it will stir controversies, so no, I can’t tell…

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Kelly Clarkson is becoming Stronger

Kelly Clarkson is back and she’s stronger than ever!

The girl ain’t playing with this album, yaw! You think All I Ever Wanted is magnificent? Wait ‘til you listen to this CD! You’re gonna get track after track of pure rockin’ attitude! How ‘bout that?

Stronger is mainly focused on love, strength, empowerment. Lyric-wise, the writers were really, really awesome! Kelly helped to pen in some of her own original ideas too. You can’t also deny that she has a great voice. I think she’s 100 times better than many other artists in the US.

The album plays heavily on pop rock tunes, but its R&B songs are awesome as well. It also features some tinges of country.

Here’s the track listing:

Mr. Know It All
What doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)
Dark Side
You Love Me
Standing In Front Of You
I Forgive You
The War is Over
Let Me Down
You Can't Win
Breaking Your Own Heart
Don't You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)
Don't Be a Girl about It
The Sun Will Rise (feat Kara DioGuardi)

I love all tracks here, but my favourites are What doesn’t Kill You (Stronger), Honestly, You Love Me, Einstein, I Forgive You, The War is Over, You Can’t Win, Don’t You Wanna Stay, and The Sun Will Rise.

Kelly is just UH~MA-ZING!!!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Langadon Oku Dika

Time sure flies fast. Two and a half years seemed to be long, but here I am, in just about two days, I’ll be leaving Sabah for my holiday, and then the final examination for the second semester will take place in January. Not forgetting, UiTM Shah Alam is going to be my new home March next year.

Sabah has become dear to my heart these past two and a half years. This place is where I learn to be independent [slightly independent, hahaha…], meet new friends, knowing new cultures, and most importantly, I get to know myself better. Lots of highlights of my life took place here, for instance, I acted in the theatre, organising TESL Night, organising Big Book… that’s IP stuff of course. I got to meet VBC and Aizat, visited different places, even simple things, like learning how to use ‘bah’ [though I still don’t know how to use it correctly], or celebrating Pesta Kaamatan, and seeing Mount Kinabalu… all those things will indeed be precious memories that I’ll treasure.

Of course this will not be the last time for me to step my feet in this charming state. I’ll be back for my last year here, but that’s in another two years. Still, North Borneo is not the end of those surprises. New things will await me in Shah Alam, or KL, or Klang Valley… UiTM to be exact.

I don’t know how my life there’s going to be. All I know is UiTM and IPG are two different worlds. I am going to miss being in Gaya, but I am looking forward to my all-new experience in a university. You know something? I never thought that I’ll be a university student. So, it’s kind of absurd… hahaha, but anyhow, a chapter is about to close, and a new one will be written soon.

I will miss Sabah.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Permanent Memoir

I was a thought
Gone were the days
When I was
Missing from the mind
As words came in
And printed
A permanent memoir
And then
Into oblivion


“But Cheyenne,” he spoke, “you stole my heart.” The boy pleaded to her with those hopeful shimmers in his eyes. He said it like what she did was a crime cruel enough to get him dead.

Oh, still September moved on, as the red wall chipped and flowers began to wilt.


We once
Created heaven
Where we happily played
We believed in the paradise

But time
Imprisons us
And we’re left
With all we have

The space is

We’re living
With just



Single drop
Of Jupiter’s ray
And I feel your face
The warmth
August as
Lovely paintings
I curate

As yet

Your heart
As I see
A sole sun

Friday, 4 November 2011

Top Choices of Two Thousand and Eleven

The year hasn’t end yet, but anyhow, here’s the list of my favourite movies of 2011 [since I know I won’t be watching any other films after this anyway… muahaha~!].
Motion Picture of the Year/Best Fantasy
HP7 – Part 2
I’ll be damned if I don’t put this as my favourite motion picture of 2011. HP is our childhood, and the end of it signals the end of our epic magical journey with the greatest trio of all time.
Best Sci-fi
Real Steel
It’s also the runner-up for the Motion Picture of the Year. A father-son story with a robotic twist! Awesome performances from Hugh and Dakota and Evangeline and Atom! The battles, the emotions… everything makes the movie wonderful.
Best Action-adventure
Sucker Punch
Girls [especially Baby Doll], imagination and the cool music, and all those fights… Nuff’ said.
Best Teen Movie
I am Number Four
Number 4 and 6 plus Sam rock, the aliens suck and of course, Dianna Agron!
Best Animated Feature
Kung Fu Panda 2
Our favourite panda and his sidekicks kung-fu-kick some enemies here! It’s a real family animation with lots of moral values… and hilarious moments. Don’t forget about the inner peace!
Best Drama
What will the world looks like if a virus spreads rapidly? People will fear the others, and the society will collapse to the ground as humans die. This medical thriller tells you all, the real science-approved way.
Best Comedy
Horrible Bosses
It’s a black comedy to be exact, and the funnily dark premise makes it quite different from other comedies.
Best Local Feature
Nasi Lemak 2.0
Political issues aside, this movie is indeed a window to the real issues of our country, but it also shows that the panoply of people in Malaysia is the thing that makes our country beautiful, just like a nasi lemak and its wonderful ingredients.

Honourable Mentions

Best Concert Movies
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Glee 3D

Runner-up for Best Action Adventure

Runner-up for Local Feature
Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa

They Forced Me to Watch the Damn Thing Award
Final Destination 5

Thursday, 3 November 2011


He said “hello” to that girl for the first time.

It was something. He thought it was good… oh scratch that… it was great, and nerve-wracking and scary all at the same time. He said “hello” to that girl with the hope that she would notice his existence. He had always looked at her with this foreign pleasurable feeling. That feeling was something. He thought of it as a new thing, one he had never experience before. He said “hello” to that girl, and he stood there… waiting… waiting… waiting…

It was a disaster. He knew he was just another guy. He was no one in a place with a lot of ‘that one’s. He should not say that. Never… ever… never!

But, the beauty just looked at him fixatedly. Her eyes were biologically crystallized diamonds, and he could not stay away from the ecstasy of looking into them. He was locked in her piercing gaze, a heavenly prison that he wanted to get out from.

And he heard her, a ‘hi’ of a sweetly soft voice from those demure lips.


“Foolish, sir, what you’d done.”

With a stride like a swan walking gently upon a lake, she just walked away, leaving him, forever. For one last time, he saw her - the ivory skin shone with the light, wind regally blew her hair, and she left. His entire existence was for her, and there he stood, existing alone. She left him and a complete circumference of his heart just deteriorated.


To the ground





The sun burned, the blistering heat pierced skin-deep.

He stood there as he watched her. Foolish what he did, foolish what he said. Her feet moved closer to the edge, and without turning around, she boarded the train. He never saw her face, nor he would ever saw her again, and those mistakes would always be there to remind him that he lost the only real chance to be blissful again.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

All Your Love


This album is quite awesome…

All Your Love
Nobody Else
All Over Again
I’ll Wait Forever
Falling in Love
I Cry Out
Fight for Love
Stand Up
Remember You feat. Sean Kingston

A majority of the songs in this album is of dance pop genre, but this does not mean the R&B ballads are bad. On the contrary, they are actually superb! I don’t really like Siti’s Malay ballad… but I’m diggin’ the English ones… Hahaha~