Friday, December 25, 2009

Moved to New Blog!


Hi followers! If you're still following me and wish to know where the heck I am, go to donttellmymomma.blogspot.com.

Beware, it's filled with orange goodness =P

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The 1000 Year Weight

'The burden I am having in college is just like carrying a giant teddy on my shoulder'

I have been thinking long and hard, the stuff that I wanted to do with my blog. I hated the slowness and awkwardness of my 512MB computer that sometimes crashed down my Firefox when I am in a good mood. I missed all the typing, the picture posting, and more importantly, my will to keep up with my followers' expectations.

College politics, cursed tests and assignments deadlines to keep up, funky lecturers and enigmatic friends (if for some, gayish) have kept me off the blogging cyberspace for months and months. I did look at my blog but whenever I started typing a few introductory words, my mind went blank. I lost the inspiration I need to keep my blog updated. It's as if the passionate blogging fire is dying off from me.

Or it's because my mom has been monitoring me using the computer behind me, her left eye fixed on the Wah Lah Toi drama and the another eye on me 'fiddling' my keyboard and 'fidgeting' my mouse. Once she sees me blogging, she goes on a constant bickering spree about me being caught under the ISA for allegely posting seditious comments, which I never did.

That even tempted me to create a new blog called 'donttellmymomma.blogspot.com' after an idea I got in college when little 'Kitty' suggested me to conceal my blogging activities from my mom. =3

I always had imaginations going around in my head. I narrate everything that happens around me. The sights, the sounds, the feelings of people and possibly some fuss of my own dealing with my life.

As I watch videos of the late Michael Jackson next to me, I was wondering if I can make a change to myself and adjust the way I see things again. Sometimes, college may be killing me slowly with all its burden, yet I persevere in every way to think positive and be optimistic. I want to accept new challenges and find new opportunities for myself. I want to do new things and I want to learn new stuff. I want to eliminate all that's negative about me. I want change.

Maybe I can achieve this by getting back to my blogging roots again. It wouldn't be very lively like the time when I do my picture posting spree in the past because I am forced to spend more time doing assignments and entertaining my friends. But thanks for being patient in me - you will see more blogging from me, not to say that I can do it every day but depending on my mood.

Oh yeah, baby, let's get starting!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Wallie Tag

Wallpaper tagged by cousin, Liweny.


Oh lolz Miku again =D

And now I tag anyone who wants to show some AWESOME wallies! xP
(Keep me informed if you do so, ya?)

Sorry for ignoring my blog for a very long time. I know it's been pretty 'windy' around here, I've been quite lazy to update lately >__<" Maybe one day I will start back my blogging spree, who knows? =3

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Phone at a Price

If only I get to buy a normal iPhone in the first place.

All I've always dreamed of is upgrading my old Nokia 1600 hand phone to a better one.

All I just wanted is a decent hand phone with a good camera for my blogging.

A week ago, my mum has promised me to get me a new one for my birthday on June.

Sadly, that won't be the case.

Just recently, Mum was horrified by the news about my cousin. From what I have heard from her, my cousin became the latest mugging victim a few days ago.

He was on his way back home from a nearby train station when he was surrounded by a few Malay boys. I wouldn't know if they are school boys or not. What I know is, they demanded money from him and he told them he ain't have any with him.

And what would they do when their demands are not met? They resort to violence. They pinned him on the floor, and he fractured his arm when he fell. They punched him and kicked him. In the end, what they need isn't money. They just want the pleasure of causing hurt and pain on him and they wouldn't let him go.

If it wasn't for a good Samaritan who happen to pass by the scene, my cousin would be injured even more badly. Those boys may have fled, but I know they will prey on more victims in the near future.

As of now, my cousin's arm is on a sling. He's okay now, and this would surely be an incident that he will never forget.

And as of now, Mum was so scared that this event would happen to me too. It looks like I won't get the phone that I dream of now...

The next two years, she said. The next two years...

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Random Artworks? @.@

Just some random artworks to show you guys I've not abandoned my efforts to practice art.



(what, only 2? = =")

Nature Camp, Away from the Easy Life

Camping: The art of getting closer to nature while getting farther away from the nearest cold beverage, hot shower and flush toilet.

I guess the quote above is true after all. xD

The past weekend on the 28-29 March, I had been to my college’s Accounting Society Development Camp which took place in the jungles deep between the calm and beautiful cliffs of Ulu Yam, Selangor.

This is the place where we stayed during our 2 days 1 night camp. Supposedly our destination would be the Riverstone Eco Resort but instead, things changed and we got ourselves this place. Still, the Rock Eco Resort was simple and good enough, a camping spot doesn’t need to be luxurious like a hotel, right?

And if you noticed the word ‘Development Camp’, it’s nothing much of a real camp like what you think, rather it’s more towards a motivational camp with simple activities unlike a scout camp, and there ain’t no campfires allowed here sadly.


Our tents right here. All readily assembled for us.

Despite that, I am happy with how the camp goes. I met people who have distinct personalities. And by the way, I forgot to mention, these people are all students pursuing the same Accounting course. And there’s this one person I call him GG who has a thousand and one phobias (He’s scared of junk food, carbonated drinks, pimples, rivers, leaches, bathing in the open, simple exercises and short hair).

Shortly before the trip started, we were assembled in groups of 4, and I was in group 3 together with Man Chun, Yit Woei and more girls. x3

My group 3.

Day 1

After the 2 hour bus ride from college to Ulu Yam, we started off with a quick breakfast and then we moved on to Jungle Trekking. We trekked uphill, through the jungle and downhill, and we stopped by a few stations on the way. We took along some funky ‘fruits of the forest’ and also enjoyed ourselves taking a cooling bath under the waterfall.

However, the defining moment of that activity was when I got bitten by a leach!

Seriously, I thought myself I am that happy go lucky person who wouldn’t get bitten by a leach. But alas, the Fat Lady sings, I got bitten by a leach. I don’t feel any pain at all, feels like kinda an anesthetic being applied while the leach was happily feasting on me. (lol I made it sound like the leach was delighted) I only realized the wound when I pulled up my trousers.. It was the first time I got bitten and I got the manly mark to prove it! xD

After the Jungle Trekking was over, we went on for lunch. Later, it’s time for Treasure Hunt with a pinch of the Amazing Race in it.

The Treasure Hunt was exhausting. We climbed obstacles and hills, we swam in ponds to collect hidden items, taking mock-up pictures, and even sewing a doll. We stumbled behind on the first part of the race because we paid too much attention towards perfecting our doll! In the end, we went to all the stations and the final objective is to collect the alphabets and form a word. Strangely though, we missed an important letter and therefore, we lagged behind. We might not win the Treasure Hunt, but we have high hopes that we can overcome the lack of points in the other games to come!

We also celebrated Earth Hour in camp too! I guess the Accounting Society committee are really indeed showing their support towards caring for Earth too! (and involving us to show our support too, and not being ignorant)

Starting 8.30pm, we gathered at the hall, and counted down the seconds until we turned off the lights.

Seriously, turning off the lights at home is a whole different thing than in a camp next to the jungle! If there were no smaller backup lights around us, the camp will be totally pitch-black.

Luckily, Earth Hour doesn’t goes by dully without an interesting activity mainly about raising awareness on global warming. Our group did an amazing Global Warming Fashion Show, and I credited myself for the fact that I managed to create outfits and accessories using only newspapers, leaves and toilet papers in a record time of 1 hour!

The other groups on the other hand have an abundance of ideas but I could somehow see they lack the time to completely present their ideas. There was a group who has so much energy in their acting, but they did not mention anything about the issue on global warming. Other groups performed lukewarm sketches although they did tried their best to convey the message of recycling and eco-friendliness.

I guess the idea of hosting a Fashion Show with newspapers as clothing materials ROCKS!

Here’s our proud and masculine ‘Iban’ fashion model of the proclaimed ‘Global Warming Fashion Show’! xD Notice the paper crown and jacket, with a stone necklace and a sumo belt donned with leaves.

Oh btw, here's our Steamboat dinner! (Looks like a face o.o)

Day 2

Good morning, it’s time to get up!

On the second day of the camp, we stayed back in the hall for two interesting workshops conducted by Mr. Johnny Chin from the EMSD (Extra Mural Studies Department) back from college.

He was a charismatic speaker who doesn’t stumble on his words. He taught us some basic foundations of drawing up a Mind Map, and also helped us how to be better speaker ourselves – by conquering our fears of speaking in public.

The talk did helped me to speak better, and I loved every second of the workshop. But what I didn’t like was when I got unanimously selected by my group to represent them for public speaking =.=

The first person before me, Jack is naturally confident with his talking ability and fancy the audience with his wild football commenting. Wait, football commenting? Shouldn’t this be public speaking?

The second person, GG, did an honest speech on Leadership, and honestly I couldn’t get to focus myself on every word he said. Maybe he sounded too formal.

The person after me, went on for an enthusiastic talk on Earth Hour awareness.

Me? I stick with the topic I initially picked before called ‘Ambitions’. I don’t know how I did it, but I made the audience listened to me attentively, and to my heart’s content, might have said something right and inspiring, I got claps and cheers from them. And I loved it when I don’t feel nervous at all during the moment of presentation.

Me, making a point in my speech. Man, my contributions to my Career Café website has certainly helped me with my topic ‘Ambitions’.

After some lunch, we got on to the second workshop called ‘Turbo-Charged’. It’s actually a series of four games that mentally challenges each and everyone of us.

The games were wonderful, and we had a lot of fun playing them. There was the Broken Telephone game, Total Recall, Lead the Blind and Charade for the rest.

In the end, we were required to draw up a Mind Map and state what we have learnt when we played these games.

Fortunately, I am good with Mind Maps because I often draw them to make my lecture notes simpler to remember. I draw the Mind Map while my teammates give a helping hand by thinking of points for the map.

And this is the end result:


Thankfully, thankfully, we won again thanks to our Mind Map! D:

This makes it a sweeping victory for Group 3! YAY!


I felt so relieved because our group won, and I never been felt so appreciated for bringing victory for my group.

-*-*-*-*-

A couple of hours after that workshop, it was time for us to go back home.

When I was in the camp, I was so occupied with the activities but when I got back home, suddenly I felt aching throughout my whole body! It feel like my body's been in a world of hurt when my brain is focusing on it.

I really need to exercise in order to get my muscles working again. @.@

But I learned an important catchphrase from the camp:

Arises We Shine, Sets We Bind

日出日落齐相守


Jiayou!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Earth Hour - Turn Off


Earth's life wont last that long,
When global warming drains them all,
It used to be a great clean place,
But now its just a place for haze.

Rubbish and trash are everywhere,
Many people don't seem to care,
Seeing this as it breaks my heart,
Why wont people just pick it up.

Many lights and air polution,
Alot of different deadly solutions,
Causing problems like acid rain,
It just makes me go insane.

Walking home everyday from school,
If it rains, im soon in the blues,
Knowing that if i walked in the rain,
I would be sick all the way.

Catastrophies and disasters,
Slowly increasing in numbers,
Sooner or later i may not complain,
Malaysia might even have hurricanes.

Skin cancer,Asthma and not forgeting S.A.R.S,
Are now starting to spread,
These diseases are deadly,
And are killing more people towards the end.

Im crying out to everyone,
Help us in Earth Hour,
So please give us a hand to lend,
To stop the beginning of the end.

From the young believer, Aina (Earth Hour Website)



Show to the world that Malaysians are united against global warming.

Spread the word, keep the spirit. A light turned off and another follow suit. Reduce our dependency for energy for one hour.

Earth Hour is just the beginning of a brave step towards united energy conservation - by gaining support of the people who cares for the world too.

Remember, turn off your lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday to show your support that we actually care for the home planet we live in (and getting rid of the 'Who Cares' negativity)

ps: It's unfortunate I couldn't participate together during Earth Hour.. I'm going for my college's Accounting Society camp in Ulu Yam. Hopefully I can try convince my parents to turn off the lights while I'm not at home? Parents are certainly hard to convince!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Marley & Me



A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, smart or dumb, as long as you give it love, it will give you his.

Based on the largely popular book by the same title, Marley & Me mainly focuses on the life of John Grogan and his family, and caring for their dog, Marley who they call it 'the world's worst dog'.

It has its reasons why Marley is called the world's worst dog - It chews off couches, topples dog food and gobbles it up from the floor, steals lingerie from the house, rips off a postman's bag of envelopes, got kicked off from obedience school, and is just living a carefree crazy life of its own.

Trying my best to keep spoilers to its minimum, the movie starts off with the life of average Joe, John Grogan (acted by Owen Wilson) who works as a newspaper journalist. He is married to his wife Jenny (acted by Jennifer Aniston) who is also a journalist.

Uncertain to be a good mom and a parent, Jenny suggests to John that they should get themselves a pet dog. They would later adopt a cute Labrador retriever and names it Marley after the late singer Bob Marley.

What they didn't know is their dog will soon turn their life upside down - but at the same time, changing it. Marley may be troublesome as a bad company wreaking havoc in the house, but he was deeply loved by the Grogans as a dog.

There were some funny moments, but it also was a real tearjerker in the end as all dog movies do.

It was a massive hit in US during Christmas, because it was a good and honest story about the life and journey of a humble man loving his dog, his wife and his children. It is a nice family-oriented drama, thus suitable for even the kids to watch.

Owen Wilson and Jennifer Anniston also play their parts well, but I somehow still doubt the chemistry between them as a loving husband and wife relationship. Director David Frankel (who also directs The Devil Wears Prada) put in some nice touches to this movie.

If you feel like watching a casual movie with some comedy and maybe preparing yourself some tissues too, then Marley & Me is a good watch.

Otherwise, it's best to read the book if you haven't yet, because the book gives a more vivid description of the story - the love and life with the world's worst, but lovable, dog Marley.

Short-Lived Luxury

*(I should have posted this yesterday but the crippling slowness of Streamyx in my area has frustrated me a lot)*

How would you feel to enjoy a short-lived luxury?

Awkward question, you say? Or is it, you haven't experienced one yet?

Well, I did. It happened around last Wednesday on my way to college from home, and it all starts at an unlikely place - the KTM train station.

I swiped my Touch n' Go ticket on the scanner, and looked at the time - It was 12.15pm and the next train to Seremban was arriving at 12.30pm.

As I waited, I was expecting to get on board the usual electric train we've all been familiar of - The noticeable yellow and blue train with its mechanical sliding doors.

Instead, it was this train that came to the station.

It's affectionately called the Delia Meranti but I simply refer it to the 'old Express Train', and it usually passes through stations swiftly. This time, it didn't. It, in fact stopped directly in front of me.

I thought, huh, maybe the train conductor is stopping by to use the toilet or something. But what I really didn't expect was when a train staff personnel behind me (he sneered) asked me whether I'm heading to KL Sentral.

I told him, Yes I do. "Eh, bagus la budak, naiklah tren ni," he replies in Malay. I stared at him, and then I stared at the train. The conductor in the train with his big moustache was eyeing at me. I avoided his gaze, and asked the personnel again:

"Apasal tren ekspress lah ni?"

"Ala, bagi promotion naik tren ekspress, jangan banyak tanya soalan, cepat naik!" he replies again in a hasty manner.

I'm not the only one who was mildly surprised, almost all the passengers in the station were hesitating to go on the train. They, like me, never take the express train before.

So I was the first person who go on the train, and funnily, people followed me inside too. I pulled the door open in the train, and *lord behold* the red large seats with plenty of leg rest are looking mighty comfortable! I instantly grabbed a seat, and I'm not gonna let go of it! xD

The journey onboard the express train.. wasn't that express like I wished... The train was moving just like how a normal KTM train would, only that the air-conditioning is not cold, and the whole train was filled with stuffy diesel fumes. Diesel fumes, man. @_@

Only 30 minutes of a luxurious ride (minus the diesel fumes) for a train junkie like me!

......

No sooner when I got back home after college at night, I turned on the tv for the news, and this came out:

Two killed while crossing railway track

Wow, it happens just next to Kepong station. There were a couple of times I've seen people who look like Indonesians crossing the mentioned track section, and looks like an accident finally happens.

Ignorance killed them, I suppose.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spanked

I got spanked on my arse by Jon for this =_= *dammit*


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

4th Sem of College - Here We Come BABEH!


No matter how much I wished, how hard I tried, and how silly I try to wish, my one long month of semester break has finally reached its end.

Looking at the clock above me striking 12AM, I thought to myself, the duration I've spent idling at home reading books, playing on the computer, napping, and even finishing Final Fantasy XII the second time!

I've longed for the holidays not to end. I've never felt so free before, having so much time doing the things I wanted at home without the stress of chasing assignment deadlines.

However, I am also looking forward to starting my new semester in college! Darn, I can't stop thinking whether I'm liking the longer holidays or shorter.

Taking a long look at my freshly printed college timetable.. (and printed an extra copy to stick on the fridge for my worrisome mom to look at)


You can see here I got only three subjects (colored) for this semester. Lots of breathing room here, with an added twist:

1. There are two lectures for Taxation on Wednesday and Friday. This could probably mean something serious - Taxation ain't gonna be easy.. And I hoped the lecturer won't be boring.

2. Business Software Packages are looking to be my favorite for this semester - I will be learning Microsoft Access, a database program that I've never touched or tried at all. Not to forget the 'legendary' Mind Your Own Business (MYOB) is looking like a mighty complex accounting program - note the 3 hour tutorial on Friday.

Another reason I am excited learning MYOB is because Ms. Ng, our accounting lecturer from 1st sem, is back again to teach us!

3. What's gonna be breaking my mood is the fact that I'll be having my Tax tutorial on Saturday! What a pain, this new timetable is coercing me to sacrifice my Saturday napping time.

4. Very predictably, we have a 'culture' among our Group 3 members. We don't favor classes on Saturday. I can easily assume most of my group mates will be replacing on Thursday very soon. And I mean it with the words 'very soon'.

5. The semester only lasts at least a month, which brings to me a hypothesis - We will be bombarded by assignments as early as on the 2nd week, and the final Taxation exam is looming soon, threateningly.



With high hopes, this semester shall go well, and I won't somehow go crazy as class representative.

Now that reminds me why I wanted longer holidays... I hate boarding the packed KTM train again!!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

~Career Cafe!~

Almost everyone in the world regardless of age, gender, race or perspective often strives towards the same dream – We are all looking forward to enjoying a better quality of life.

We studied hard to enroll ourselves into a good college or university. From there, we follow our course of study and trying to accomplish our goal by securing a good job.

Some people wanted to work in an industry that pays good, and some just wished for a job that pays enough to bring food to their dinner plates for themselves and their families. Others prefer jobs that encourages social interaction or giving them a chance to help people in need. Furthermore, there are people who just wanted work that gives them a degree of freedom to satisfy their hungry heart for the brand new adventures and challenges ahead.

Yet, we always find it hard to cope with the stress and pressure of attaining our goals – Will our results be good enough to enter the course we wanted or the job we desire? What should we do on the first day of a job, and how can we find a solution to any difficulties we might not foresee in our studies?

We also bear in mind about our perpetual curiosity about the diversity of study courses and careers today. We may ask our friends questions about their professions, for example, what’s it like to work in an engineering field? How does it feel working in an industry heavily dominated by a certain gender? What kind of benefits do one obtain when working in that relative field?

That’s where Career Café comes in. Career Café is newly introduced on March 2009 in collaboration with members from Gforum, with me being the mastermind of this grand project, together with webmaster, Akmal Rizal who helps execute this plan on the online stage to perfection.

Career Café is a platform for readers to satisfy their crave for experience from other participating readers through sharing of information about professions, careers, study courses, and jobs. We serve anything that a café does, except for the food and drinks, that is.

Enthusiasts may volunteer to post in their article(s) about their relative course of study or profession. Everyone is welcomed to join in the Career Café community – whether it’d be students who pursue their studies locally or overseas, working employees & even employers, or career consultants who wished to help guide readers on job prospects.


Career Café wishes to create an atmosphere suitable for each and every one of our readers to assist among themselves, thus bringing forward a win-win situation. Who knows, you might know a thing or two of interest about an industry you might took for granted.

If you’re interested to join in our community, feel free to surf this link www.careercafe.co.cc and volunteer to be an author in Career Café!

(ps: Career Cafe is still quite new, so we always look forward to more people taking part in this project in the future!)

Chickens & Penguins

How do you know when a Dota game in GG turns crazy, weird and all hope is lost?



When the host sends in chickens n' penguins (n' ferrets too) for war! =_="

Edit:

FEAR.. the Terrace of Branches!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - So What's the Fuss?


Slumdog Millionaire -
What's the fuss with this Hindi movie now? Well let me bug you a lil' and tell you, how amazing this movie actually is.

All the hype and sensation, the positive reviews and a chunkful of Academy Awards swept off including Best Picture and Best Original Song and Score, it’s impossible to resist myself from watching Slumdog Millionaire, and taking a look at what fuss the movie is all about.

A ‘dark horse’ in the movie industry, the screening of Slumdog Millionaire in Malaysia comes at the best time ever. This would be my first time I ever watch a Hindi movie in cinema. No offense, but I never took a liking to watching past Hindi movies in the past because I always see myself getting bored watching the dancing and singing again and again.

The moment I stepped into the chilly cinema hall waiting for the movie to start, I noticed that the people in the audience aren’t mostly Indians – a large portion of them are mostly Malays Indians, and foreign tourists most likely attracted to the positive reception the movie garnered from the Oscars.

I have realized the fact that Slumdog Millionaire, despite having relatively unknown Indian newcomers, doesn’t cater to only the Indian audience alone as we often think so – it is suitable for just about anyone no matter the race and language of its audience. Something that critics overseas never realized how big the potential this movie has, and something we could only see in a multi-cultural country like Malaysia.

Slumdog Millionaire has all the elements a movie needs – action, drama, romance, tension and treachery yet it makes itself different from other Hindi movies due to its marvelous screenplay and portrayal of the story.

The story focuses on a 18 year old youngster named Jamal Malik who is seen as representing the slums of the middle-class, the poverty and ill-treated community in the heart of modern day India. He joins the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ but he’s not in it for the money but he’s in it for a different purpose – reuniting with his true love.

Being looked down in the competition because of his origins and status, remarkably he answers round after round of questions and is close to winning the jackpot of 2 million rupees.

Unfortunately, he was arrested by the police on suspicion on cheating in the competition.
They interrogated Jamal by torturing and electrocuting him, forcing him to tell the police how he could possibly know the answers to every question.

Instead, Jamal reveals to the officers – he doesn’t cheat, he knew the answers naturally through the events he had in life since he was a small child living together with his brother Salim deep in the poor rural community of India.

The movie is filled with flashbacks of his inferior childhood. For example, he knew the answer to the first question based on Amitabh Bachan because he had asked for a signature from his most favorite actor despite diving into a heap of waste to do so. He knew whose face is on the American hundred dollar bill because he has donated it to a blind beggar who actually comes from the same cruel orphanage as he is. Moreover, he also knew who invented the Colt revolver when he tried to save his love, Latika from his brother, Salim at gun point.

The movie even keeps the audience to their seat – creating a tense atmosphere in the cinema where it keeps us nervous and excited about a reality show, a show that we sometimes took for granted when it is shown on our TVs.

I just loved this movie because of its deep narration about a doomed child trying all his might to find his love ever since, even to the extent of joining Who Wants to be a Millionaire to get her attention. But the main focus of the story is revealing to us a rich and vivid description of the poorer society living a traditional life in India, showing us the inhumane side of humanity as depicted by Jamal’s past orphanage’s ill will in manipulating its children to beg, but also make known to us that all hopes in life is not lost.

Danny Boyle’s breathtaking direction of this Hindi movie was certainly amazing – he managed to capture the ethnicity of Indian culture, while putting a western twist on the Bollywood movie industry.

Luckily the movie ends with a happy note – Jamal did win the reality show and swept off the jackpot to the amazement of all the people in India. He reunites with his love, Latika. And his brother Salim despite being a bad brother to Jamal, actually turns himself good in the end.

Remember when I said this Hindi movie is being different than its other counterparts? Yes, there are some scenes when the actors do speak English to my relief, and I am thankful that the movie ain’t having lots of dances that might distract me from the real story – even the audience stayed back when the credits roll because the dance and the Oscar winning song Jai Ho were just so captivating. I realized dances are what makes Hindi movies a charm and its uniqueness, but not too many dances for me please.

Conclusively, Slumdog Millionaire is a top-notch Hindi movie ever, and I’ve changed my admiration for this movie instead. The last time I liked the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, this time Slumdog Millionaire clearly is one step ahead from Benjamin Button. Brad Pitt, step aside.

Slumdog Millionaire prevails for the first quarter of 2009!



Take this chance to watch this movie, get yourself to the cinema or *lazy-bums* buy a copy of a CD. You should not miss this!

the TAG game

Being tagged by my dear Yvonne, here goes~

1.What have you been doing recently ?
I've been idling during my semester break really. Other than surfing on the internet, playing Final Fantasy XII on my console, and taking naps pretty often. Holidays bore me.

2.Do you ever turn your cell phone off ?
Never, unless the battery dies on me >.<

3. What happened at 10am today ?

10am is the time I always get out from bed

4. When did you last cry ?
A long time ago.

5. Believe in fate/destiny ?
Yes I do. Don't you?

6. What do you want in your life now ?
Having more time to be together with my friends.

7. Do you carry an umbrella when it rains or just put up your hood?
My mom nags me to bring my umbrella with me all the time, so heck, yes.

8. What's your favorite thing to do on the bed ?
Napping. Reading. Daydreaming.

9. What bottoms are you wearing now ?
Shorts. You expecting something? =3

10. What's the nicest things in your inbox ?
Receiving mails that are inspiring (I hate the fellar who delivers me po*n =_=)

11. Do you tend to make your relationship complicated ?
My relationship can get so blur at times..

12. Are you wearing anything borrowed from anyone ?
Unless you lend me your RM100 coat, I'd be happy to.

13. What was the last movie you caught ?
Slumdog Millionaire. Awesome!

14. What are you proud of ?
I am proud of my past achievements in college.

15. What does the oldest text msg in your inbox say ?
The oldest message I have is a congratulation message for my SPM success way way way back then. And I'm still keeping it because it's what inspires me to study hard.

16.What was the last song you sang out loud ?
Jason Miraz - I'm Yours =D

17. Do you have any nicknames?
I like being called Vincent, and for short, Vinnie.

18. What does the newest text say ?
A reply to a birthday wish I texted to my friend 'Thanks for the longest wish ever! D:' )

19. What time did you go to bed last night ?
2AM. YAY

20. Are you currently happy ?
Playing Dota in GG always make me moody. =_=

21. Who gives you the best advise?
My mom's naggings.

22. Do you eat whipped cream straight from the can ?
I never get a taste of whipped cream yet. Lol I wished I can even lick it.

23. Who did you talk on the phone last night ?
I forgotten actually, prolly the time when my friend nagged me about the torturous college timetable.

24. Is something bugging you now?
Yes, something has been bugging me every day. A mosquito! >_<

25. Who was the last person to make you laugh?

Hatsune Miku <3 hehe


I tag anyone who wants to be tagged Lol

Sunday, February 15, 2009

VOCALOID Megurine Luka

Megurine Luka has become my newest favorite Vocaloid next to Hatsune Miku =3

Her voice, moody yet husky reflects her cool and mysterious personaility, and not to mention just a month after her Vocaloid 2 release, an abundance of her PVs have appeared in NicoNicoDouga and YouTube.

Unlike other Vocaloids, she has the voice capable for singing even English songs, although I still prefer her to sing Japanese instead xP I'm looking forward for her future songs!

But what makes me happier is because there's even tonnes of beautiful fanarts of her all around the Internet, I took a small chunk of my lifetime to save every single fanart I could get on her @_@ gee, I'm going nuts.

I even drew a fan-art of Luka just to spend my idling time at home. Although I have to admit, I didn't give much sense of justice to her in my art, at least I finally got back to drawing artworks on the computer again! (and even to the extent of coloring it YAY)

..sigh.. Luka ._."


Good news, I have added new Megurine Luka's videos in my 'iPod' on my blog's right side. Do check out the much awaited videos of her duets:
1. 巡音ルカ・神威がくぽ Luka + Gackpo ~ Dreaming Little Bird
2.
巡音ルカ Megurine Luka + Kaito ~ Ta-lila


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And thus, here ends my fanatism on Megurine Luka... not! =D


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine!


HAPPY VALENTINE!

(lol) sorry for the late greeting. My dad's been hogging the computer all day long watching the Gem of Life series since the DVD player was being retarded nowadays. I won't be blogging in early because of dad's frequent takeover on the computer nowadays.

And I would like to thank my dear Eva for her 'Valentine gift' to me =3


-To be honest- your artwork reminds me of the Beatles song 'All You Need is Love' ^_^

Anyway, to 'create' a certain valentine mood in my blog, feel free to listen to Vocaloid Megurine Luka's - Happy Life song. Time to get happy and stop worrying! =3


Friday, February 13, 2009

VOCALOID Nendoroid Dance

Lol I just love this video so much <3 <3 <3

I began to sympathize poor Yowane Haku more and more xD

And I loved the Caramel Dance in the end =3

the PETITE spm cert

After a long two years wait, finally.. finally.. the SPM cert year 2006 has arrived! ...geez =_+"

Just recently, I've went back to my dearly missed Kepong Baru school to retrieve my cert. Some noticeable changes happened in my school, particularly the just newly constructed 4-stories block. It'd be lucky for any students who get to study in the brand new classes freshly painted and touching their new furniture. I even heard there's a new library there too. Wow, thinking about school library, I also missed my days as a librarian too.

I've also met up with my teachers, the ones who taught me when I was Form 3 and Form 5. I breath relief when every teacher I met knew me straightaway. Heck anyway I'm always easily recognizable. Ha ha I even greeted the Principal too. And here comes the worse part.. even the Principal recognize me o_O oh no

(lol the moment I enter the school office... the power went off. What a grand entrance I certainly make)

Back to the cert issue.. I shouldn't really brag about it, but our SPM cert has become really tiny and petite, maybe it has reduced to the size of an A5 paper. Has the Examination Board (more popularly known as the Lembaga Peperiksaan who never fails to bring us miseries as students) been saving up money by printing smaller certs? T_T


Well, at least a small cert looks cute though. I gleefully stared at my cert.. 10A1s and 1A2. Hm.. such a disastrous combo breaker urgh.. but well, I honestly tried my best and I think I deserve these marks for all my troubles studying.

I showed my cert to my teachers, and if you are with me, you could see their proud faces, and beaming with smiles. I even got a teacher telling me she remembered back then when I was a very lazy boy who always 'tembak' in his exam during Form 5, and she was really happy that I got a good grade for her. Oh, what subject, you are asking? It was Add Maths, my weakest subject EVER BABEH!! Without her tutoring and her patience, I never would do better in my Add Maths at all. Thanks a lot teacher T_T

But the one who is proudest of my achievement is my mom.

Although my mom didn't express how she has felt when she saw my cert, I could tell she was happy when I passed it for her to keep. Just look at how she compiles all my certs!

That is why.. I've been studying hard for my mom, and make my family's life much more better. I will continue on doing my best in my studies, even if it takes to 'tembak' every question I see and still continue on my Happy Go Lucky streak xD

I believe students should not make excuses why they could not achieve academically.. Every student just like us, no matter whether we're in school, college, university or anywhere, must have a goal. And to reach that goal, first thing first, try our best in anything we do in our life.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Curious Case at Times Square

Yesh, it's that time again. To storm Times Square once more! All for the sake to kill the boredom torture =.=

And finally, something really fun after idling at home for the long semester break..

Anyway, I've been out with my usual quirky college mates, and surprise, surprise I got a bit later than them. But wth.. pity the train rider!

Skipping off all unessential details about my train ride, the first thing we do is decide on the movies that we will be watching for the day.

Of course, sweet Thursday has been unmerciful - There has been so many new movies (and the favorite movies still vying for attention).

And at a time like this, it's hard to make a decision on what movie we shall we watching. (Or being with the usual indecisive group has make it harder >.<) The boys somehow are in the mood for horror.. Eden's Lake is their first choice. The girls awkwardly follow with the boys - they stick to horror. Jon and I - are not among the boys, wanted to watch horror. I for one hate horror, although I like watching Resident Evil. But I hate horror shows! >.< The Valkyrie starts off with a good plot - Raising awareness on Stauffenberg portrayed by enthusiastic Tom Cruise on the attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler and taking over the Germanian government in order to end the great war and bringing peace their people hoped for.

Not much action or any form of violence you could see here - Something that people above 30 loved to see because they appreciate more of a great story but something youngsters don't see as they hunger for action and big booms.

This movie is all about the serious mind game with one goal in common - To kill Hitler. From start to finish... nothing more, nothing less.

It's a great movie though, something that I look forward to instead of predictable Inkheart. But hm, I prolly give a 6.5/10 for Valkyrie, not too bad, not too shabby either.

Finally, a movie I'm really waiting for since last year. A movie promising a story so curious, so strange, you just gotta see it to see what's all the big fuss all about.

And being chosen for 13 nominations in the Academy Awards (aww man if it reaches up to 14, it'd be in the same position as for Titanic which had 14 nominations in the past). With chances of grabbing awards for Best Picture, Best Actor for Brad Pitt, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress, Best Makeup, Best Whatever, you name it.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is about *what else* the curious case of how Benjamin Button lives his life - born with old age, and as people grew older, Benjamin grew younger instead. But the truth is, he grows younger on the outer appearance, but inside of him, he ages just like everybody else.

I wouldn't want to give too many spoilers for this movie, but I can give a hint - it is an almost similar to the romance story in Titanic and in the end - both lovers are tied to fate.

Rating? A 8/10 it deserves.

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Back home, Mom prepared a dish that I haven't seen and taste before...

Pumpkins with dried prawn sauce.

I call this...

The Curious Case of Pumpkin Taste

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Let's Play Song~Tag~!!

Happened to see an interesting song~tag game on VN's blog, I was thinking I should try it myself too! =D

Here goes!

Rules

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Realplayer etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down NO MATTER HOW SILLY it sounds.
4. Put any comments in brackets after the song name.
5. For best result,put in various song from various singer at least 50 songs.

25 Things about Me

1. If someone says, “Will you marry me… you say?
YEAH! - Usher

(YEAH! =D Lol* instant joyfullness)

2. How would you describe yourself?
No way to say - Ayumi Hamasaki

(That's right.. I don't know a way to say =.=")

3. What do you like in a girl / boy?
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

(Err.. I don't know how my girlfriend might 'raise me up' LOL, I can't wait for that to happen!)

4. How do you feel today?
I'll Face Myself - Persona 4 OST

(I'm feeling like facing myself.. o_O What?)

5. What is your life’s purpose?
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams

(Now I'm so rocking it Deejay! xD)

6. What is your motto?
You Raise Me Up - Inori

(Watthe..? Again? Yay I like raising people up! ...Whatever that means =D )

7. What do your friends think of you?
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira

(I'm not a good liar, but lol, my hips certainly don't lie! xDDD )

8. What do you think of your parents?
One Of The Brightest Stars - James Blunt

(They are indeed =3 )

9. What do you think about very often?
Hao Xiang Hao Xiang - Leo Ku & Zhao Wei

(Nice smell.. nice smell.. Yesh.. I hate body odour >.> )

10. What is some good advice for me?
Teman Tapi Mesra - Ratu

(Lol be a HAPPY friend! =D )

11. What do you think of your best friend?
So Beautiful - Savage Garden

(If it's a girl, I like to call them beautiful~ But if it's a guy... urgh* stop it!!*)

12. What do you think of the person you like?
Lost Without You - Robin Thicke

(Hm.. yeah, I always feel kinda.. lost? @_@ )

13. What is your life story?
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Clay Aiken

(My life is just full of troubles =.=" )

14. What do you want to be when you grow up?
My Sugar Cat - Mika Nakashima

(LOL.. no comment)

15. What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Only You - Rain

(SO Only you =3 )

16. What will you dance to at your wedding?
He's a Pirate - Pirates of the Carribean OST

(..That's kinda a WEIRD dance song.. o_O )

17. What will they play at your funeral?
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake

(WTF WTF WTF no comment... o-o)

18. What is your hobby/interest?
What I Go to School For? - Jonas Brothers

(What do we go to school for?? =D )

19. What is your biggest fear?
Blind Alley - Persona 3 OST

(Erm.. so true? )

20. What is your biggest secret?
Kiss Goodbye - Wang Lee Hom

(Lol kissing goodbye sounds so sweet =D and secretive? )

21. What do you think of your friends?
Superstar - Ruben Studdard

(YAY!)

22. What did you do last night?
Superwoman - Cao Ge

(....... bloody hell, i'm not being a gay >_> )

23. How would you describe your mom?
Life is a Flower - Ace of Base

(Yep my mum is just the happy-go-lucky type like me =3 )

24. What do people assume when they first look at me?
Ordinary People - John Legend

(I am just ordinary like you, and I like to remain that way too ^_^ )

25. Will I have a happy life?
Lost - Michael Buble

(Lol.. from what I see.. you prolly be lost just like me!! XD)

Believe It or Not - The Comics in Politics

As obtained from a Sunday Star article referring to BN's takeover of the Perak state government after 3 Pakatan Rakyat representatives jump off ship and vow support for BN (Sorry, make that four, there's even one more who just quit the party very recently)

And believe it or not - How Anwar Ibrahim reacted: Before and after?

On Aug 19, 2008: Anwar claiming to have the support of enough Barisan MPs to form the new Federal Government.


On Feb 4 2009, Anwar criticising the crossing over of Perak representatives.


ps: Watch your words, Anwar! It gets back at you!


Is PKR mainly serving the interest of the people, or their own political agenda? The confusion continues.

(This marks my return on creating picture comics for my enthusiastic blog readers!)