Thursday, January 29, 2009,11:43 PM
Tagged! By Zahirah.Directions: Once you’ve been tagged, you have to write a post with sixteen random things, habits or goals about you. At the end, choose five people to be tagged, listing their names and why you chose them. Don’t forget to leave a comment (”You’re tagged!”) and to read your blog.You can’t tag the person who tagged you.
This is going to be so random.
1) I apparently switch to Manglish a lot while blogging. Or so I've been told. Don't know why=P If Malaysian, must have that Malaysian-ness, kan?
2) I never sneeze once. I sneeze at least twice. Consecutively. (Wait I think everyone does that, oops).
3) I aspire to highlight my hair one day. One day.. I don't know when, but one day. Dark brown or green. I know green is wierd. But green is the NEW BLACK! Muahaha. My poor mum. Sha, must go do together-gether!
4) I started on the book the Case for Christ quite long ago, but have yet to finish it yet. Almost done, quite a hard read.
5) I used to eat variations of nasi gorengs
for dinner. Now its alternated, selang seli, variations of roti. =) Roti Bom is my new favourite. Its sweet, syrupy, and FATTENING. Yums.
6) I used to be very crazy about Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, and Big Mac. Now, not so crazy la, I don't know why. BUT I still love Liverpool passionately~ You'll Never Walk Alone yeah.
7) I like small town settings, or cliches of things that befit each other. Like an old Chinese woman riding on a bike with vegetables in her basket through a small town somehow pleases me. So wierd and random. 0.o
8) I like happy endings. For books ke, movie ke, real life. Don't like sad endings... at all! But then, sometimes it may be inevitable. Happiness is relative though.
9) I cannot cry while watching a movie. One Litre of Tears did not make me cry. I think the only movie that made me tear, just a little, was Passion of the Christ (watched clips of it). Books can make me cry though.
10) I really like Sarawak, Lynthia!!!! Believe it or not.
11) I have this thing for Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
. So far, only Phraveen and Shawn can truly emphatise. Haha.
12) I aspire to be an Obstetrician/Gynaecologist one day. Hopefully... its just so cool bringing new lives to the world. Sounds so cliche, but really.
13) I don't particularly like ice kacang, but the one on Jonker's is sure nice. =) (Why la, so much about food!?!!)
14) I aim 50 kg. Don't ask me how light I am now. -_-
15) I'm quite indecisive, don't understand a lot of things, and always want to know what's the best thing to do, but not always succedding in finding it. Quite muddled. I know I will not be judged by my intentions, though.
16) I used to like Enid Blyton a LOT! Adored it! Hmm.. always wished then I was in St Clare's or Malory Towers or something. Like the Fatty Series best. Haha. =D
Yay, 16 things done!
I tag:~ *drumroll, please*
( I'm supposed to give a reason why I tagged you all, but I don't know why either so too bad. haha)
Have fun being tagged=)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009,9:18 PM
I finally stopped procrastinating,
ed all the ma-fan!-
ness, the laziness, and the next time-later later lah-
Yes, Joanna Han has a facebook now.
Very the ketinggalan
But when your uncle and little cousins are having it, and your own father is talking about starting one (which he has!), you know..
So the lambat
Friday, January 23, 2009,8:31 PM
Oil palm trees and bare brown land cleared for development whiz past in a blur of green and brown as I shoved my earphones into my ears on board the KTM, yet again. My thoughts wander...
Tradition has it, dictates it-
That coming back from every week-long holiday would find another looming test ahead, to close to comfort. Back to the books, back to the library, back to nerdy-land...
Will studying ever be history? =(
The days scramble by in a daze of classes, mamak in the evenings and CF every Wednesday night. Occasionally we have guest speakers like Dr Ken Wu of UK to speak in CF, stimulate our thinking about the medical profession; other times like the first batch of KTT JPA scholars to India, bringing us the harsh and humble reality of that so very exotic land we are destined to.
Saturdays and Sundays are occcasionally spent at home, but sometimes in KTT. At least I broke the monotonous routine last Saturday where I promptly fell sick with fever, cough and flu and never had I been so glad for my parents to visit to bring me for a much-longed for Chinese meal and to visit a random clinic. Lol. =)
Then would come the exams. CF goes on , exam or not-traditional prayer meeting just before Chem the next day. Haha. And then the post-exam tradition, as usual!
We would go out after the exam, (nevermind that our exams finished at 4 on Thursday), this time to Sunway Pyramid.
Oh yeah, and Haziqah and I would take our traditional picture with hats. Again. =)
And we would come back, watch a late-night movie, sleep in the hall, and go back the next day.
Going home, there would be captainball waiting in dear ol' Melawati with my old friends.
And after the game, I would embarass myself in front of the whole Taman Melawati by forgetting that the car remote control is spoiled, and by pressing it, the wail of the alarm screams out, loud enough to send chills down every spine. And Chun Soon The Mechanic solved it, thankfully. Lol.
' Station berikutnya, Wangsa Maju, next station, Wangsa Maju." I shake myself up, pull out the LRT card, look out at the familiar landscape of home- and when the doors open, ( after 23 stations!!!) step out grasping my red CIMB luggage bag, walk walk walk, and down the stairs to where my mum waits in the Kancil.
And the cycle continues.
Monday, January 12, 2009,2:26 PM
I am bangga
Because I attended Nilai Chinese
Methodist Church yesterday, and I understood it!
Being a non-Chinese ed is rather good at times, and bad at others.
My Mandarin had never been fantastic, since...like forever
Having both parents English ed, I went to a Chinese primary school rather awkwardly, with the precious little Mandarin I garnered from kindergarten. I earned the reputation then as the girl who could speak English well, but my Mandarin was a total
different story. Haha.
Cows jumped over a very blue moon when I very surprisingly scored As for both my Mandarin papers. I am still quite shocked. Haha.
My shaky-command of Mandarin became even shakier went I went to SMKTM, a national school. I mean, there, I only spoke Mandarin to Rachel and Fui Chen. At home, neve
r, unless my brother and I wanted to discuss something that should not be understood by my parents. *wicked laugh*
So, my state when I arrived at KTT was a bit the
sad. I still remember the first day of class. My Chinese classmates ( all of which are Chinese ed) and I were at the small lorong, talking. In Mandarin
. And the conversation went on so fast that I felt quite lost. Ok, very lost.
Since then, my Mandarin improved rapidly!!! Speaking Mandarin every day definitely helped, and though I still get called a banana by Lynthia, I persist in my stand.. that I am only semi
We have a barter system, my classmates and I, I teach them English, and they to me, Mandarin.
So when I went to Chinese church yesterday, I could actually understand it! Which is a great accomplishment!
And it was my first time in a Methodist Church also, I think. Found the 3-fold Amen and the doxology interesting.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009,2:27 PM
" I want a guy who can converse with me about politics, about history. A knowledgeable guy. I like that kind of guy," so said Suraya, ever so wistfully as she sat in front of her small Japanese table, her books sprawled in front of her.
Voice trembling with passion, eyes ablaze with determination, she continued, " He must be able to explain to me Picasso's Guernica
, Van Gogh's Starry Night
, tell me about Gustv Klimt's The Kiss
.. If he can do that, he's the right guy."I guffawed.
"He must know the fine foods- foie gras, egg hollandaise, Pho Bo, Risotto."
" He should love to shop-know about all the brands."
" Fashionable yet pious at heart."
" Tell me 'bout the Big Bang Theory, about Einstein's Theory of Relativity."
" He should be widely read, don't just read what he has to."
my dream guy.." she sighed dreamily.
Suddenly, she blurted out, " Wait! That sounds exactly like me! "Lol.
Later that night, as we laid ourselves down to sleep, Lynthia started on her ideal.
" He must love God first, me second."- said with a voice so full of conviction.
"Tall, dark and handsome."
"Tough."*mental image of her ideal*
"OH YEAH!!! He must be CLEAN
!!!! " she yelled out suddenly.*mental image smashed*
I guffawed again.
Thursday, January 1, 2009,11:13 PM
Although most blogs now are about the new year and all that, I kind of blogged about 2008 already in 'it has been a year'- so I shall refrain from doing so again. ( I'm sorry if my English sounds a bit refined now, it rubs off because Alicia Chun and I have been chatting like true Brits!-well almost~haha).
Went to Port Dickson (again!)
for three days with my family. It was a good family time and I have shamelessly fell in love with the sea, the beach, and the sunsets. ( though PD waters aren't that clean, actually). Ms Photographer has chosen a few pictures of the trip, and here they are!
Mr Driver~ my brother. He stole my shades!
'Tis our abode for the vacation
I like this walkway. Its very.. very squarish and suitable for camwhoring! Lol.
' Tis the view of the hotel, its quite nice actually=)
' Tis me and my mum
My parents.. awwww=P
My father is rather.. light. Lol.
Vandalism in action
My brother and my mum- (see the tiptoes?=P haha)
Piggy back! My brother looks like a horse here! Haha..
I love this picture. Naked trees have its appeal. Don't get me wrong.
Very 'yeng' lah.
How great is our God.
Its a family thing. Those shorts =P
What can I say? God's creation is splendid, beautiful! And I love it!=)
Cheerio then, and happy new year!=)