Another 31st December has come. The very day that round up the year 2006.
Goodbye my faithful friend, 2006. The very year that had conjured lovely memories and some new experiences that will be etched in my heart as long as I live. It's also the most comfortable year as I have the opportunity to rest for almost half a year before working as a student once more with papers and pen.
I am pretty reluctant to welcome 2007 not because that I hate it. How can you hate something that you have not met before? It's simply because I dreaded its coming. Its coming means a lot.
I will grow older. Hence, that marks my final year of being a teenager.
I will have to work harder to achieve what I have been aiming.
And the doom of STPM will be too near to be true.
Sometimes I just want time to freeze and this moment stays on forever. I love the word RIGHT NOW and detest TOMORROW. When tomorrow comes, I always realise something. YESTERDAY has burnt and I did not benefit from it. Oh, how I wish I did something worthwhile. If only I had accomplished something to make tomorrow a day to be proud of. If only I had not been procrastinating and delay all the work that I have scheduled to be completed by Christmas.
PROCRASTINATION. A murderer of time.
Happy celebrating 2007 to those who truly love its coming.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Another 31st December has come. The very day that round up the year 2006.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
I took Saffy out for a spin this afternoon and I guess she didn't enjoy the ride after all.
Actually, I didn't plan to take her out since I know that would spell TROUBLE later on but I realised that I would be facing a GREATER TROUBLE if I didn't take her along.
The rain was pouring so heavily that puddles of mud could be seen at every corner of the street. I was alone. And I need to go out. Someone would have to prevent that DOG from rushing out of the house. I didn't plan to close the gates for I didn't want to get wet after the clean bath I had. My final decision. I'm taking her out with me.
If I let Saffy out just like that, she would come back all muddy and I have to wash her. I must not let that happen again. The compound would also be dirty. I could faint at the thought of the mess she was bound to make if I was careless.
So, I took out some newspapers from the living room and lay them down before pushing the dog in. She wouldn't budge. She didn't want to get in! After what seemed like a few minutes, I managed. She was seated quietly while waiting for the unknown to happen.
I started the engine and vroom!! She was startled and thought maybe the world was going to end and panicked. She was fidgeting and ruined the formation of the newspapers. I couldn't bother too much. I need to concentrate on the road, not on her. I looked into the mirror, making sure that she did not climb onto the backseat.
Finally, I stopped right in front of Convent, waiting for my sister to appear. No sign of her. I sent her a message and then turned to the back to check out on what Saffy was doing.
She looked rather quiet and still. Occasionally, she looked at the window, savouring the scenery in her midst. Then, I saw something funny. Her stomach seemed to be expanding and contracting, as though she had rubber in it. Next, it happened. Some foamy, bubbly kind of gooey yellow substance was making an exit through her mouth. She puked! Yuck! It was lucky that it landed onto the newspapers.
Phew! What a relief! The car mats are safe, or so I thought.
My sister appeared moments later and as she opened the door, she had the shock of her life. SAFFY IS IN THE CAR!! I could hear her heart screamed.
I assured her that there's nothing to be worried about and we continued the journey home. As I turned right towards Heritage Hotel, my sister witnessed what I had witnessed earlier on.
Oh no, NOT AGAIN!
Yes, Saffy threw up for the second time. And this time I was not lucky. The gooey stuff flowed towards the mats behind the passenger seat.
When I reached home, I shooed Saffy out of the car (which she gladly did) and I gathered the newspapers, ready to discard them into a plastic bag (thanks to the numerous shoppings that my family does, we have loads of them at home).
It was the mats' turn. I dragged the 'offended' ones and sprayed them with water. Fortunately, the vomit came off rather easily and it was quite odourless. I thought the job would be disgusting and I was wrong.
When something does not stink, you will have no fear dealing with it.:)
I have asked my dad to get Saffy a chain soon. After that, I will have no more problem driving out alone on rainy days. :D
All I need to do is just tie her to the pole and she can do nothing but sit like an obedient kid waiting for candy.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
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THANKS FOR THOSE WHO MERCIFULLY SUPPORTED ME BY COMMENTING AND TAGGING!! :P
Oops, I ran out of topic. I should be promoting drawing hut. I mean, Sketch Hut. My bad. Hehe...
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It's the 13th day of December. How time......flies? I think I'll be more glad to substitute 'flies' with 'crawls'. At least 'crawls' does not sound so mortifying. So afraid of time these days. Even as I am typing this, I can still feel that Time is chasing me, trying to grab hold of me, attempting to trap me into the days of DOOM. When it has achieved what it had always wanted, it will be smirking out of the corners of its mouth (if only time has physical features like us human beings).
Another friend of mine has lost its 'R'. It has turned out to be a fiend instead. 'Oh, how cruelly thou art look these days?' Maths is getting uglier every minute. With all the ever so complicated graphs which actually don't make much sense, they actually had the ability to crack my skull open and extract all the juices within. The graphical way to torture mankind. How pathetic! If only I have the power against them. There's only one way. To understand them is the key to save my brain juices from dehydration. But, understanding is not as easy as it sounds. Maybe I just have to be extraordinarily patient. Someday, I will learn how to.
This is just so random and getting non-sensational. Oops, I mean non-sensible. There's nothing sensational.
Every routine seems too normal. Currently looking forward to the Penang trip which is not too great. It's a bit ironic, I know, but it's still a mystery as to why I am still looking forward to it although I have my predicaments. It's not surprising that I might still be hoping that I am wrong about the trip after all. Well, I guess. I rather bury myself in my books. I am overwhelmed with guilt when I part with books far too long.
Another friend turn 18 today. Happy birthday, Bo Eing! She might not read this, but at least I care to remember her birthday. =)
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Just came back from K.L. and the decorations at Midvalley were just great. Makes me feel like Gretel in the fairy tale.
I am pretty much aware about cholesterol and the danger it brings nowadays. It can be FATAL. Well, of course all of you know that. Start taking precautions while you are still young as your organs are still working at its most efficient level.
An article from Quaker Cholesterol Information Bureau which is a public education initiative established to raise awareness of cholesterol and the risks associated with it. The Bureau is made up of a panel of health and medical professionals.
Cholesterol. You can't see it, hear it or feel it. It won't make you feel sick. You will probably feel fine but it is a hidden danger.
If you are living a high cholesterol lifestyle your cholesterol level may currently be too high or it may become high in the future, increasing your risk of heart disease. High blood cholesterol levels are not limited to overweight people but can affect anyone. Even fit people can have high blood cholesterol!
Cholesterol is a fatty-like, waxy, yellowy substance that comes from two sources: blood/serum cholesterol manufactured mainly by the liver which is necessary to help carry fats to parts of the body that need fat for energy and repairs, or fat for storage. The other source is dietary cholesterol, absorbed from foods of animal origin such as red meat, poultry, fish, cheese, eggs, milk and ice-cream. If a food comes from a source that walks or swims, it has cholesterol.
The main influence on cholesterol is saturated fat (found in animal foods such as dairy products and meat).
Over a period of time cholesterol builds up in the walls of the arteries forming plaque. This plaque can eventually block arteries and rob the surrounding tissue of the oxygen and nutrients it needs to stay healthy. When this happens in the blood vessels leading to the heart, a heart attack can occur.
The statement below will indicate whether you may be living a high cholesterol lifestyle. Tick the boxes if they apply to you.
THE FOOD YOU BUY
( ) You buy butter and other whole-fat dairy products such as whole milk and cheese
( ) You eat a lot of steaks, chops and meat
( ) You always eat the skin on chicken and the fat off the meat
THE WAY YOU LIVE
( ) You've been putting off losing those extra pounds of weight
( ) You don't make time to exercise regularly
( ) You've never had your cholesterol checked - has it been five years or more since you last test?
THE FOOD YOU EAT
( ) You eat a lot of fried food
( ) You like food with gravy and sauces
( ) When eating out, you choose food for taste - not your health
The more boxes you ticked, the greater your risk of having high cholesterol. You will benefit greatly if you follow this guide for low cholesterol living. Controlling cholesterol should be a daily effort, starting in the morning and ending at night. Diet and exercise are important daily considerations.
FOLLOW THIS GUIDE TO LOW CHOLESTEROL LIVING
1. CHECK YOUR RESULTS
Have your cholesterol level tested by your family doctor and know what your cholesterol level is. A small blood sample is taken and checked immediately or sent to a lab. Your doctor can measure your lipoprotein levels to more accurately determine your risk of heart disease.
Less than 200: Congratulations! Your total cholesterol level should be less than 200. Your goal should be to maintain your cholesterol at this desirable level by following the stepsin this guide for low cholesterol living. You need to have it checked every five years at this level.
200-239-BORDERLINE HIGH: Because you may be at increased risk for heart disease, have a follow-up test to confirm the results. Begin to lower your cholesterol to "desirable"by changing your diet and following the guide below.
240 or higher-HIGH: Because you are at increased risk for heart disease see your family doctor right away for a test that includes total, HDL, and LDL levels.Begin to lower your cholesterol by following the steps in this guide.
2. CHANGING YOUR DIET
Eat less fat - your goal is to limit fats to one-third of your total calories. Avoid obvious fats such as butter and hidden fats in processed food.
Eat more fibre - Soluble fibre lowers your cholesterol level by keeping the cholesterol you eat from being absorbed by the body. Oats, beans and fruit are rich in soluble fibre.
Eat less cholesterol - limit your intake of high cholesterol food such as eggs and meat from all animals, eapecially organ meats.
Eat more starches (complex carbohydrates) - Starches aren't fattening and can lower your cholesterol level by diluting the fat you eat. Eat more starches such as grains, beans, rice and root vegetables.
3. PICK YOUR FATS WISELY
Fats can be divided into three types; monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated. Your goal is to choose less saturated fat and use monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats instead.
Monounsaturated fat - vegetable sources such as olive and rape seed oil (canola)
Polyunsaturated fat - vegetable sources such as safflower, sunflower or corn oil. Many margerines are high in polyunsaturated fat.
Saturated fat - Avoid animal sources such as butter and meat. Vegetable sources are coconut, and 'partially hydrogenated' oils found in many processed foods.
4. SHOP FOR THE BEST FOODS
Changing your diet begins with making changes in what you buy at the supermarket or market in your weekly shopping. With a little practice, you can develop skills for picking the right fats, reading labels and making good selections whilst shopping for the family.
Poultry (no skin), fish and seafood and lean cuts of meat, are good low-fat choices.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are practically fat-free and contain no cholesterol.
Starchy foods such as potatoes, yams, grains, breads and cereals are all good choices. Beans and oats can help lower your cholesterol. Choose low-fat food products containing these ingredients.
Frozen desserts such as low fat ice-cream and low fat frozen yoghurt are good low-fat choices.
5. READ THE LABELS TO FIND THE FAT
The best way to find the fat in processed food is to read the labels. Ask yourself the following three questions to help you choose products that are low in fat, especially saturated fat.
- Is fat a major ingredient? The label lists all ingredients by weight so check for fat on the label - milk fats, milk solids, cream.
- Do too many calories come from fat? Each gram of fat is worth 9 calories. Check to see whether the total calories of fat do not exceed one-third of the total calories in the product.
- Is the serving size in the can/packet appropriate? When keeping track of fat, use a serving size that is close to what you really eat.
Beware of labels that state 'no cholesterol'. They may still be high in fat or oil.
6. LOW FAT COOKING
These cooking techniques can lower fat while keeping the flavour
- Microwave, boil, grill, bake or steam food without adding fat
- Use non-stick sprays or cookware
- Remove extra fat from meat and skin from chicken before cooking
- Use seasonings creatively - sprinkle low-salt herbal blends on meats. There are many wonderful herbs to use which replace salt and fat.
- Use low fat dressings and light oil dressings
- Try some low-fat, low-cholesterol, substitutes - vegetable oil instead of butter or ghee and use less, substitute margarine for butter and use less.
7. SMALLER PORTIONS
If you need to lose weight, reduce calories by serving food on the plates and immediately putting leftovers away
- Use a smaller plate - it looks fuller
- Eat at a table, not in front of the TV - you'll then pay attention to how much you are eating
8. EATING WELL WHILE EATING OUT
When eating out choose food that keeps your cholesterol under control. Be assertive and ask for food to be prepared in healthy ways - most restaurants will accomodate your requests.
9. WATCH YOUR WEIGHT
If you weigh too much your body stores more fat and cholesterol. This may cause your blood cholesterol to rise. Fat has more calories (9 per gram) than protein (4 per gram) adn carbohydrates (4 per gram). The quickest way to lose weight is to limit total calories and reduce the amount of fat in your diet.
10. EXERCISE REGULARLY
A regular exercise program can raise your HDL (good cholesterol) level and can also help you lose weight. Try to exercise at least four times a week for at least half an hour each time. It is wise to check with your doctor first before embarking on an execise program if you are over 40 and not a regular exerciser.
11. GENETIC FACTORS
A small number of people have an inherited tendency to have a high blood cholesterol level. Inherited genetic disorders contributing to a high blood cholesterol level can inhibit a person's ability to lower cholesterol by diet. In this case, or in the case of a family history of heart attacks, consult your doctor.
12. STOP SMOKING
Smoking lowers your HDL (good cholesterol) and increases your risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
I love the pattering of the raindrops against the roofs and the windows. It soothes me, bringing with it serenity and comfort.
The rain started pouring in the afternoon which actually serves as a blessing. My neighbour burnt their kitchen and they needed the rain to put the fire out.
I am not so sure whether it's a real fire but when I looked through the window in my room (after having smelt smoke), their kitchen was so smoky. The smoke raced out from all openings it could find and out into the air. Another contribution to haze. But the rain has washed it all. Thank God for the Rain!! =)
Got to go now for I have a date with roast chicken rice. I will make it disappear into thin air just like how the rain did to the haze.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
7 NOVEMBER 2006
Went to Lenggong. I am too lazy to write the details of the trip so this entry will be entirely of pictures.
Muzium Arkeologi Lenggong
The front part of the building
Cute miniature figures of the people living so many thousands of years ago
Even the Perak Man has an I.C.
A more detailed version than our regular ones
A replica of the remains of the animal they hunt in those days
Stones, stones and MORE STONES!!
The Perak River and the Kuala Kangsar bridge beyond
We even went to the gallery of the sultan. NO photos were taken due to the very strict rule. If only cameras were allowed. I could have snapped lots of more fabulous pictures of the awesome and exquisite gallery.
The exterior of the gallery
Wonderful trip. Hope I can go for another trip like this soon. =)
Sunday, November 05, 2006
VBS meeting is on the 12th and 19th of November. It's been a long time since I left Sunday school and the fear of not being to handle little 'devils' kind of worries me a bit. Another reason of why I am nervous is because I will be in charge of Standard One BOYS! Whichever school they will be giving me, I am still clueless. Hopefully a less mischievous bunch of kids. After all these years teaching girls during VBS, I need to really get use to the BOYS now.
The four days of Vacation Bible School will definitely dehydrate me. You will see a brand new dried Fiona sold at the supermarket soon. =)
On the other hand, the holidays will be here for another couple of weeks. I will be stuck in a programme which I call Trawork (travel + homework). I love you teachers so much! :S
Nice photo of Nicole Linkletter, the winner of America's Next Top Model Cycle 5.
So far the most beautiful winner
Currently overdosed on ANTM Cycle 6. :)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Streamyx line was down a few days back and blogger was under maintenance. So that was the reason why I had been missing.
One week of holidays is over. Back to business.
To my dearest General Paper,I wish miracle would happen. Maybe some GP potion will help. Don't get me wrong. It's not Gila Power Potion which I suspect someone is overdosed on.....lol....
I'm really sorry for I failed to be your friend *said
with some crocodile tears welling in the eyes*. Is there
anything that will help to strengthen our 'friendship'?
Waiting in anticipation for the long term holidays,
Friday, October 20, 2006
A lot had happened this week:
Firstly, the accident which happened right in front of my eyes on Monday still shocked me a little. Thank God for the protection He gave to the victim that the impact was not great and she could recover fast. The very same night, my dad and I visited her and I could not find any hint that she had been hit by a car that afternoon. Aunty Ann, which I call her, is a very energetic person and I remember her asking me "Why did you hit me?"when I held her arm on the road. I was like..."Huh? No, I didn't hit you......." Blood was oozing out from her forehead profusely and I could smell the blood and it was so concentrated that it nearly suffocated me. Thank goodness I didn't faint.
She was discharged from the hospital the following day.
The final day of exam finally came. Just too glad that it ended. I wouldn't be able to live anymore if it lasted for a few more days.
- I've had enough of thinking.
- I've had enough of writing.
- I've had enough of counting.
- And I've had enough of EXAM!
On Wednesday, Puan Rathan said firmly that she'll only return us our maths paper after the holidays. And yesterday, we got back our marks. Sometimes I feel that teachers can't keep their word. =)
Sixth form night is over as well. The food was edible. And I just love the mutton curry. I guess I will be hunting for more curries during Deepavali. This is what I might do if I crave for curries too much.
I'd budge/intrude into any Indian home and acted as if I know them. Then I might be invited to dinner and join in their lunch/dinner. :P
I was just kidding about that. I am not that desperate...lol.. I don't want to end up 'enjoying' my holidays in the cell at the police station.
I was late for tuition today because I forgot the time. I thought it was 11a.m. but it actually started at 10a.m.. At 10.20a.m., I got this message:
R u coming 4 mat tuition 2day?
Then I replied that I was going.
Ten minute later, another message came:
R u on the way? Tuition suppose 2 b
at 10am to 11.30am.
I was like.....WHAT????
I thought it was 11am. I'll be right there.
So I rushed there and reached within minutes. Lucky thing that the place was very near from my home. Phew. I didn't miss a lot though.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Just a note to say:
Happy birthday, mom! Hope this year brings you lots and lots of happiness
and great health. Love you very much. Muah!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Phew! Finally I can heave a sigh of relief. A partial sigh of relief now that maths exam is over but I still have to keep the other sigh as PA exam starts tomorrow. I thought maths would have killed me. Thank goodness it didn't. It just sapped out most of my brain energy. Will have to rejuvenate later on at the petrol station nearby with Synergy F1. =)
Some people asked me, "How do you study?"
I couldn't answer as I find it the most difficult question. How could I tell them that I work at the eleventh hour before the paper? I've been trying my best to work my way studying at a not-that-last-minute time. Maybe I should start asking my mom to whack me up whenever I am in the idle mode.
I am starting a chant.
I LOVE PA..I LOVE PA..I LOVE PA.........TO THE POWER OF ∞!!~
I guess not. No. Never. :P
Sunday, October 01, 2006
A delicious looking chocolate cake. It looks like a landslide has occured. Really creative. =)
Landslides do happen in real life. There's nothing that can help to prevent the landslides from occuring if there are no steps of precautions. Since NO ONE is supposed to get involved, there's no one to turn to for help and disaster will strike. The 'victims' are obviously the ones getting hurt. The longer the strike is, I cannot imagine what will happen to the once beautiful land.
Sometimes when I see someone lingering on the streets, dressed in unwashed patched clothings, I can't help wondering about one's origins. Where is his/her family? Nobody should be left alone because everyone belongs to the society. I really sympathise these people who have no one to turn to when they need help. Their lives are no different from waves. Ever changing and not a moment of calmness.
I felt the same when I saw an old lady moving about aimlessly in the coffee shop where I had my dinner just now. Everyone who walked past her scoffed at her and even asked her to go away. A tinge of sadness filled me. I knew she felt the same. The feeling of being unwanted and not valued will definitely hurt her. Hostility is what we see in the world today. For example, wars. Be it cold or not. Being hostile to others is what I detest most. One should have the attitide to give and take. If you can't give, why take? That's self-centred if someone takes something without giving.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
This very post is dedicated to my pal whom I've not seen for a long, long time.
Happy 18th birthday!
Enjoy your life in Sheffield and wish you all the best in life.
Monday, September 25, 2006
I hate Mondays. I especially hate today for the assembly lasted for 45 minutes! Can't they just reserve some of the announcements for another day? Or if they really can't, something drastic should be done to the speeches...=)
The topics for MUET discussions today:
- Men are better drivers than women (I was in the proposing team.)
- Men are better leaders than women (Oh, shoot! No more proposing as we swapped with the other team. A very lopsided topic-dificult to oppose..tsk..)
The result? My group LOST...!! The result was predictable though. With me in the group, being the never articulate and senseless speaker I am, it'll be a wonder we would win.
I messaged X and she replied. Apparently I was being the sensitive one. She's not ignoring me. It's just that she's busy preparing for her exam. Well, I should be doing the same right now. But what is wrong with me? I need to tune my brain into the right channel. The studious channel.
I am still the same girl as I have been all these years. If anyone notices anything about the change in my style in writing, I bet it's good news. I didn't notice anything different as I am still using my same, good old brain which comes in a package with me since birth. Could it be a ....
Fellow scientists out there! Come and inspect my newly-mutated brain!! :P
Saturday, September 23, 2006
I love the fasting month so much because I get to go home early every single day starting from Monday. =)
Ten came today and the number decreased to only five later because the Muslims had to go to the mosque. The only thing we did today was reading the budget for 2007 and nothing else. I've never seen a longer speech than this. A speech so rich in statistics and percentages and other information that seriously work better than sleeping pills. I fell asleep after reading halfway. Correction: Not halfway, I should say, barely a quarter is more accurate. The only source of entertainment was Kevin who clowned himself in front of the class. He pretended to be a pimp daddy with a dozen of hot chicks. (the chicks here refers to the yellow, fluffy ones. Everyone thought he was referring to the other kind of chicks. LOL!!). And not to forget the music from the military band below the class. They played really good although it was a little too loud.
I don't know what's wrong but X is not talking to me. Throughout the whole of the two periods during maths, we did not speak a word to each other. She looked gloomy. Could it be my fault? I bid her goodbye after the lesson and she did not respond. I guess I have to find a chance to talk to her personally.
Had dinner at Kopitiam just now. I ordered a Hong Kong style toast which tasted good. Poor Marrybrown! The front of the shop has been 'conquered' by Kopitiam too as they occupied the space with chairs and tables.
Nice toast with a cube-like butter on the top.
With honey too!
I was telling my dad that i should have ordered a glass of plain iced water so that I could make myself some iced honey drink and I will only pay for the cost of the plain water. Haha. Brilliant idea but it was a total waste I thought of it too late.
One In A Million finally came to an end with Suki being the newly declared millionaire. A millionaire at the age of seventeen! How crazy can the world get? I have barely two thousand in my account at that age! Anyway, congrats to Suki! May all the best come in her way.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Tomorrow, I will give all of you a test. Well, that was what my maths teacher told the class yesterday and yet I proudly came and sat for the test UNPREPARED when I know very well I should have prepared.
First question was on partial fractions. I knew that question! Or maybe not. I did the division and I got stuck. Hanging the answer in the air.
Question 2: Solving the inequalities. *head scratching* The equation apparently couldn't be factorised. Mystery. My mistake probably.
The third question: Not another one on polynomials! *faints* (brain froze and proceeded to read the final question).
The finale: The worst was here. I am confidently sure that I scored zero for this one. Complex numbers. Very complex indeed. I could no longer think as my brain was frozen. Too much of brainfreeze juices, perhaps. It's weird though, because I did not have any in the 24 hours before I sat for the test.
Maybe it's this dessert. It's just impossible as I ate that 2 last week. The effect should have gone by now.
The effect of brainfreeze ice-cream lasts longer.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
It wasn't a good idea to go to school on a Saturday as everyone would be having the expression written I-am-not-interested-and-I-wanna-go-home on their faces. Not only the students, though. One down, two more to go! There was also an unpleasant drama to watch in class which i do not wish for it to happen again in future lessons. It was just terrible to experience it. Fear was present. The monstrous form was definitely not in right mind to think of making such a scene in front of everyone present in class. A poor girl became a victim of his loud and unnecessary thunderous voice measured approximately a few thousands Hz.
The Era Awards Show this year was a blast. The theme for this year was 'Denim and Leather' so every star was donned in clothings of such materials by well known designers. Amber Chia made special appearances during the fashion shows at intervals. Fortunately, no one tripped and fell. The runway actually looked slippery.
Sarah's leaving on Tuesday and I wonder when I'll be seeing her again. A special line here dedicated just for her: Have a safe journey to Moscow and enjoy all that life has to offer. =). I'll continue my noble duty to bombard your mailbox with all the interesting mails that you like.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
I've never imagined how life after drama would be like. It just feels so different. Without those practices and performances, all I have to or forced to focus on now is on my subjects in school. NO MORE DRAMA TO DIVERT MY ATTENTION FROM STUDIES.
Holidays have come to an end and the beginning of the next term officially begins on Monday. I have been trying to complete my mountain-high pile of homework. School life is just like bittergourd. Beneficial to us, yet bitter to bite.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
I've been gone for so long and now it's time to update about my trip to Venus.
Oops, that was a lie. I can't afford to go anyway further than Singapore. =)
Thanks to the loving and caring teachers in school, I have loads to do during the holidays. Mental block has slightly unblocked itself yet I can't seem to type it all here. Fingers cramp, probably due to excessive amount of writing done in school.
(BM essays requires more than 750 words which means approximately 93 words per paragraph.)
I wrote a lot these days which subsequently contributed to the draining of ideas to blog. Maybe I need a brain operation to clean the rust.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
|Your Lucky Love Color is Orange|
When someone gets to know you, the first thing they notice is your understated sexiness.
You are sultry and deeply sensual. You also have a rich palette for sexy foods and music.
And unlike what your color might suggest, you aren't really all that funky or weird.
Your heart is usually calm, even when you are falling for someone. You rarely make bad choices in love.
|Your Personality Is|
You are a passionate, caring, and unique person.
You are good at expressing yourself and sharing your ideals.
You are the most compassionate of all types and connect with others easily.
Your heart tends to rule you. You can't make decisions without considering feelings.
You seek out other empathetic people to befriend.
Truth and authenticity matters in your friendships.
In love, you give everything you have to relationships. You fall in love easily.
At work, you crave personal expression and meaning in your career.
With others, you communicate well. You can spend all night talking with someone.
As far as your looks go, you've likely taken the time to develop your own personal style.
On weekends, you like to be with others. Charity work is also a favorite pastime of yours.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Today, I stepped out of the class of vibrant characters. The very class I shared all my joy and laughter for about 2 months. I'll definitely be missing all of you although I am no longer a part of the big family of the class, noisiestly the best, I should say. Anyway, here are some updates of how I am doing in my new class.
Lessons were fun today and I am relieved that I could follow up and understand when the teacher explained. Puan Fairoz said I looked familiar. Then she remembered that I came from LSS5. It just felt so weird to be taught by her again in a completely different environment. Oh ya, before I forget, the class consists of only 16 students, which is less than half of the number of students in S5. A quarter of the class are left handed - me, Kevin, Chin Hwa and Adele. Coincidentally, we are all sitting in the same row.
I realised that the class is quiet. All the chattering at the back of the class is all gone. No more turtle-ish Clarence to crack up jokes and Bernard with his oldies. No more small chats with Yew Wai and Wai Leng during free periods. No more Harpreet or Simran to turn the class upside down with their giggles. Oh, how I miss those moments! =)
Saturday, July 15, 2006
My appeal result to transfer to the arts is still unknown.
Two days ago, a neighbour of mine told me something about a dalmation loitering outside my house. Ah, another suitor perhaps? I didn't know she's so popular. I wonder how will her pups look like? With spots or no spots? And the new generation will be known as dal-fy-ish. (dalmation + saffy-ish). Oh, compound words are so much fun.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
|Your Driving Is is: 25% Male, 75% Female|
According to studies, you generally drive like a typical female.
You are a careful, skilled driver. And you are patient in sticky driving situations.
You may get aggressive from time to time, but normally you're a cool, collected driver.
|The Keys to Your Heart|
You are attracted to those who have a split personality - cold as ice on the outside but hot as fire in the heart.
In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.
You'd like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.
You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.
Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.
Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.
You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.
In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.
|You Are Sunshine|
Soothing and calm
You are often held up by others as the ideal
But too much of you, and they'll get burned
You are best known for: your warmth
Your dominant state: connecting
|You Are More Mild Than Wild|
You're confident, and you really aren't concerned with how "hot" you are.
Other people's ideas of what's sexy don't concern you. And this is exactly what makes you attractive.
|Your Hidden Talent|
You have the power to persuade and influence others.
You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.
The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.
Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!
Friday, July 07, 2006
What does your birth month reveal about you?
Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislike unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
Quizzes by myYearbook.com -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!
I don't know why the lyrics of Shining Friends touched me so. I've been listening to that song for like countless times, yet the lyrics didn't affect me in any way. But today, it finally did.
A little faith
Brightens a rainy day
Life is difficult
You can't go away
Don't hide yourselves in the corner
You have my place to stay
Sorrow is gonna say goodbye
Opens up you'll see the happy sunshine
Keep going on with your dream
Chasing tomorrow's sunrise
The spirit can never die
Sun will shine my friend
Won't let you cry my dear
Seeing you shed a tear
Make my world disappear
You'll never be alone in darkness
See my smile my friend
We are with you
You have got to believe
You are my destiny
We're meant to be your friends
That's what a friend should be
I suddenly had a thought . Do I have true friends? Or they are just my true friends during happy moments alone? A food for thought worth to ponder over.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Last year: Mathematics = Pleasure
This year: Mathematics = PRESSURE!!
I suddenly had the feeling that I am no longer in love with maths.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
You will get this in every fairy tale. Once upon a time..... and the story begins. It seems to me like a ritual to start each story with the four words. I will start mine otherwise because it didn't happen once upon a time. It happened only yesterday, or maybe the day before.
As I've stated in my previous entry, Saffy has got herself a beau. I don't know where he came from but that minor detail about him did not matter at all. Shall I proceed? Sit back and let the story unfolds.....
It was a beautiful night with the presence of a full moon and a cluster of stars shining brightly, illuminating the dark sky. (well, it might not be a full moon because I cannot remember but love stories ought to have full moons and not half or quartered moons to make them more dramatic and romantic)
Okay, I am digressing. Let me get to the heroine of the story.
A pair of sparkling brown eyes were enjoying that night's scenery and was wondering how do the stars glow and about other trivial matters in life. As she stood by the the gate, watching and guarding at the same time, she saw another figure walking on fours coming towards her direction. No, there were two of them. Two of her kind. As the strangers of the night came closer and met her in the eyes, she felt her heart beating uncontrollably. Was it fear? Was it anger? It's my most honoured duty to keep this neighbourhood safe! I must bark. I need to bark.
Poor Saffy tried to get her voice out but she couldn't. Something prevented her to do so. Then, another incident which followed proven to be a test to the two strangers. The most determined one would stay and not give up to get near to Saffy. A teenage boy emerged and uncoiled the hose. Then, he slowly aimed the mouth of it and turn on the tap. The two dogs were sprayed with water and they fled. By now, Saffy had found her voice and she barked continuously, realising it was the right thing to do. The boy, satisfied with what he had achieved, went back into the house and Saffy was now left all alone, as she reflected on the incidents a moment ago. As she was doing this, again, she saw it coming. This time there was only one.
They exchanged greetings and the introduction began. (I don't know canine language so I am so sorry I can't interpret what the conversation was all about)
It was really a great date. They had moments of silence as they both continued to be mesmerised by the night scenery although the clouds had covered the moon but it was still a night worth to be remembered nonetheless. Occasionally, her beau on the other side of the gate would look at Saffy to tell her about how beautiful she was. Then, she would glance back at him and whined like how she does on every other day when she's hungry.
Time sure passed quickly when one is having a good time.
Soon, it was time to say goodbye and it was a reluctant one for poor Saffy. However, her beau promised her there would be another night when they would be able to enjoy the great sky again and express their feelings to each other. Saffy agreed to this and took him for his word.
24 hours later...
She was once again at the gate even before twilight came. Every second seemed to be like eternity and there was no sight of him. Maybe he has his reasons for being late. I will wait.
Midnight came. She knew he was not coming. Her heart broke for the very first time. She was hurt. She was hurt because of the broken promise given by her first love. Then, she made a terrible vow not to fall in love ever again.
There's a moral behind this story.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
If only I could turn back time. Well, if only I could. Things haven't been going smoothly for me lately. Life is definitely no longer a bed of roses and the thorns are growing in number.
Studying 8 subjects at the same time is not easy. I will die very, very soon without needing any terminal illness or poisons to aid me. I'll die buried under my books and this is what will be written as the cause of my death:
"Brain leakage due to unnecessary pressures caused by too much reading and writing. In conclusion, she was murdered by WORDS and FACTS. Therefore, these two elements are proven dangerous and ALL students are exempted from keeping in contact with them unless no further deaths are reported."
Oh ya, I need to write a will. It will be as following:
- money-definitely to my parents and siblings. They can divide it into a ratio of 4:1. It will be my parents' choice as to whether they want to take one fifth or four fifth of it.
- stationery set-my dear friends. =)
- dresses-they will be auctioned.
Late night news: Saffy has got herself a suitor. I'll only let her marry if the suitor is good looking enough so that she can have wonderful pups. =D
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Here are a some of the pictures which I had promised to post earlier.
One of the terrapins. They bite! Ouch!
Yoda (this shot is taken when he's busy enjoying his meal)
*I told you he can eat a lot*
My dearest turtles!! So sorry if the picture is blur. They swim too fast! Haha. A bunch of hyperactive creatures they are. =)
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
I shall not talk about terrible things which will actually make some of you out there cry.
I have a new star tortoise named Yoda. He's really cute and loves to eat a lot. I will post his picture here as soon. Sometimes, I think I should buy some fish to rear and turn my home into a mini zoo. Currently, there are four types of animals.
- Saffy with teeth as strong as steel and will bite anything that comes in her way.
- Five turtles unnamed-it's pointless to name them since they can't answer you when you call them. (Yoda is a different case)
- Three terrapins with no names either.
- And last but not least, the vegetarian star tortoise named Yoda. (he was named by his previous owner, so as a form of gratitude and respect, we kept the name)
As I've said, I will not mention about terrible things but this one cannot resist not to be mentioned.
I WAS REJECTED!
How dejected I feel. Maybe this is a test from God to test my patience. I will endure it through and persevere no matter what. On the brighter side, I will be appealing tomorrow. With God's blessing, all things are possible. As the saying goes, we plan the work but God will work the plan. So, I guess it will work that way.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
The time is drawing near. And I am happy about it. =)
Sunday, June 18, 2006
I finally found the verse Mrs. Yee has suggested that the lazy don't eat.
For this is written as in Proverbs 19:15,
"Laziness casts one into a deep sleep,
And an idle person will suffer hunger."
And I am afraid I will die of starvation.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
No matter how fun LSS5 can be, I want to leave as soon as possible. The environment there is all right and the personalities of the people within that four-walled classroom are interesting, but, it's so difficult for me to fit in. I don't feel a sense of belonging being a part of it. I want July to come sooner.
I've been tagged by Aisyah but I'll only do it later.
Mr. Karu asked me why I wanted to take B.M.. "I just like the subject!" came as a reply. He looked at me as though I came from Mars. I suppose he reacted that way because I am one of the few students who would be interested in that subject.
Mrs. Tan is freaking me out. I don't know why, but whenever she looks at me while speaking to the class just makes me feel nervous. I can't imagine what will happen if she were to call me to speak in front of the class. First, my heart would beat so fast and hard that it might burst. Secondly, my knees would start to tremble along with my hands and lips. And when my lips tremble, I can't speak properly which causes me to stammer and blabber in gibberish. Soon after that, she would have the impression that I came from another planet because she would not be able to comprehend me. How embarassing! I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK!! But I should know better that there's no way escaping this ordeal. I just have to get it done and over with quick.
If my application is rejected, I will definitely reapply.
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Just came back from KL about 3 days ago after tasting the 'best' wines I've ever tasted. Red is better than white though. But I still prefer Sprite more simply because it's more tasty.
Feeling tired now and can't manage to spill anything here. I better sleep now. That's it duyun. I posted this for the sake of you. Appreciate it, will you? Hehe. =)
Thursday, June 01, 2006
The AF fever is back. This Saturday will be the first concert and I can't wait to watch. In the meantime, I have made a resolution. I'll skip the diaries and only watch the concert alone. The three Ds are what I see repeatedly in my mind now. Devotion, Discipline, Diligence.
Last two nights ago, I had a dream about this lion which came into my house. I don't know how it got in because the gates were closed and the only possibility that I could think of was that it went through the gates. And I thought that was the end of my life. It came near to me and I shut my eyes tight. Please don't come near me, please don't. I have a lot more to do with my life. I don't want to be devoured!! But dreams are dreams. The impossible happened. I stretched my arms out to the lion and gave it a hug. It responded by putting one of it's paws on my shoulder and hug me just the same.
It's really weird to have such a dream. It's even weirder when my mom told me she saw a cat in her dream that very same night. She told me that a cat came into the house. Well, of course, the cat she was referring to was just an ordinary cat. Not a big cat like The Lion.
I believe our dreams did linked together in a way or another which is what I call CATTY dreams.
Recently, my mom has invented a new phrase. It's raining Rosie and Saffy. Yes, Rosie is a cat. She's my neighbour's cat. I'll try putting her picture here as soon as I had snapped it. She's cute and Saffy loves barking at her. Maybe she's just jealous of Rosie's beauty. Haha.
Monday, May 29, 2006
I have no references whatsoever to help in any of my science subjects which resulted me into looking for the anwers to the biology questions teacher gave as 'holiday homework' which literally means 'holiday stress' online. The murderous questions are simple, yet I can neither feel nor see the answers come flooding into my poor head. Yes, it has been rather poor these days considering the excessive amount of thinking that it had done for the past week.
If all the questions required off-hand answers, it'll be like these:
Explain the structure and functions of the following: (15 freaking marks)
a) cell wall
It's rather simple, isn't it? Cell wall simply means the wall of a cell. Functions? A wall is a tough structure so it's suppose to prevent the interior of the cell from breaking apart.
Hm, this is slightly tricky. But not that much of a problem. Cytoplasm is the area surrounding the cell which is located within the boundary of the plasma membranes. The functions? It's a medium for circulation and distribution of water, minerals and other nutrients.
Nucleus, mitochondrion and chloroplasts have many features in common. Describe the similarities and differences in their structure, distributions and functions. (another 15 freaking marks)
- they are located in the cell
- they are called organelles
- they are of different shapes and sizes
-they have different functions
And I am tired. I can't imagine the expression on her face if I were to hand in these answers to her. She'll be horrified and might paralyse instantly due to the shock she received after reading my work of masterpiece. When she recovers, she'll award me with a HUGE EGG in red for each question thanking me in gratitude for such absurd and extraordinary answers. Of course, I will gladly receive them as I know I truly deserve them more than anyone else.
At the same time, I don't want to be bashed up by Miss So-And-So. That is why I am searching so hard for decent answers to be put into writing.
Still waiting in anticipation for the Approval,
Saturday, May 27, 2006
The second week of school has been a mixture of fun and stressful week. For one thing, I realised that I love MUET more and more. Phonetics is so interesting that I actually discovered so many words that I have mispronounced for so many years ever since I learnt to speak. And of course, that makes me realised the fact that I am so poor in English that I don't deserve to get A for the oral exams last year.
Other subjects did not capture my attention as much as MUET. I am so sick of studying in a class where I don't feel that I belong in it and the whole idea of continuing with science just bothers me a lot.
Chemistry is such a fascinating subject. The teacher is so well, I should say, near perfect and her teaching never goes wrong. There's not a moment of awkwardness during her lessons. Everything is well explained and I know there's no reason for me not to understand all the concepts she has so carefully drilled into our tedious brains. Maybe, it's only MY brain. But queer as it is, I still can't find myself well-suited enough to study it. My brain has been rejecting it countless times.
I shall not talk about Biology as I am no longer, maybe sort of, lost a total interest in the subject. I failed in my first attempt to use the microscope in the lab. In fact, I failed ALL the attempts. I just don't fit to use such gadgets. And I will never learn to. I am always lost when the teacher speaks. Every term seems so foreign to me. I don't even recall having heard such terms last two years. For instance, isn't cytoplasm and cytosol the same thing? Why is there two different words? And what on earth are plasmids? Do they appear as free particles as well in the cell?
I AM IN TOTAL CONFUSION!!
Time to chill out. I am going to read economics now. At least I feel comfortable and have the joy memorising all the facts. I am not exaggerating if I say I feel like I was born to study social science. I made the wrong choice last two years and I will never repeat my mistake again this year.
Monday, May 15, 2006
I am too lazy to blog. Anyway, here's a post.
The first day of school is not so bad after all. At least I don't have to continue rotting at home. I get to shake those moss around me. =)
When we were asked to assemble on the basketball court upon registeration, I remember something that I thought funny. During my years in Convent, we used to assemble on the volleyball court. Now, we have the basketball court. From the 'volley' to the 'basket'. If I have the chance, I want to try other courts too. But it'll be impossible, I know.
Next, we went into the hall for the orientation. A power point presentation was put up. It showed the achievements of the school and also the well known and successful beings who had been studying in the school decades of years ago. I managed to whispered to one of my friends, "One day your picture will be there on the power point too!" Upon hearing this, she chuckled. "Nah, not mine. Yours will be there la." "No! Not mine either!"
Then, I saw him. The school moderator! He looks really scary at times, especially when he shouted over the mic once when the noise in the hall grew louder. You know what to expect when a few hundreds of students are seated in the hall and have to listen the whole day. They become restless of course! I dare say he can scold very well and silence fell once again. Very effective of him to do so. Hmm. Students are bound to listen to him.
And the worst part of it? I'll be seeing him tomorrow! I just wish and wish that he will not be that scary as I saw him as he was today. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for him.
There's a privilege for girls. This was the first time I heard such rule is applied in schools. Two girls get to share a pass while the boys are required to take a pass each before leaving the classroom. Cool, isn't it?
Why such a privilege? Maybe the girls' toilets are inhabited by ghouls. That's why company is needed. Anyway, the boys are supposed to be happier because they have the 5-star toilet. Yeah, the girls' toilet have no stars.
And the school canteen is not called a 'canteen'. Not called a 'tuck shop' either. It's called a ......
After recess, we were briefed more about the co-curricular activities. There are 67 uniform units, clubs and games to choose from. And I think I will continue with chess. No sweat, no hassle! Haha. I am so, so passive that I can't stand myself sometimes. Phew! That's all for today.
Monday, May 08, 2006
|What Your Face Says|
At first glance, people see you as warm and well-balanced.
Overall, your true self is passionate and physical.
With friends, you seem dramatic, lively, and quick to react.
In love, you seem mysterious and interesting.
In stressful situations, you seem cheerful and optimistic.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
|You Are a Fortune Cookie|
You're a rather normal person, except that you have extraordinary luck in life.
People want to be around you (even when they're a little sick of you), in hopes of being lucky too!
|You Are 10% Boyish and 90% Girlish|
Even if you're not a girl, you're very feminine.
You're in touch with your feelings, and your heart rules you.
A bit of a emotional roller coaster, one moment you're up and the next you're down.
But no matter what, you try to be as cute and perky as possible.
Haha. I've never thought myself as being girlish at all. Maybe I'm turning into one because I didn't use to be one.
Saffy bit the scraper today. No, I mean the handle of the scraper. She can't bite metals. Yes, she is not sent away and that's one thing I am happy about. But I am just disappointed that she did it again! Biting the helpless handle into a million pieces until all I could see was the remains of the it. Saw dust.
The other day I was speaking to my mom about earning money and she mentioned about building a house entirely made of rubber for Saffy when I've earned enough. And she added that I should stuff more rubber in it so that she could sit and bite for the whole day, probably for the rest of her life. I found it so funny that I laughed and coughed at the same time. Maybe that's what I call a hearty laugh which I have never had in a long while. Laughter is indeed the best medicine. Why? Because I forgot that I was sick when I laugh and the illness seems to disappear for a while.
And I hope the Chinese will win the Thomas Cup. Go! Go! Go!
They were using hand signals when they play. I don't know what they meant but I thought it was a great strategy. Maybe it's used to increase the coorperation between the players. Haa! And I suppose the Danes didn't notice that. Good job to the Chinese!
Saturday, May 06, 2006
yang telah ditetapkan..... "
And I have to go and visit the moderator in school for sure. I heard that he's a fierce guy. Or maybe he's just cool like one of my friends said. I just wish it's the latter one. Maybe I should try my luck and hope I manage to escape from this ordeal as soon as possible. May God bless me. I want to go to arts so badly.
If anyone of you who is going to St. Michael and is changing stream, please tell me, okay? I don't want to go through this alone.
Thursday, May 04, 2006
I am falling sick. It has been two days since I caught this flu and my nose is still runny. Before, I am sceptical of whether this was caused by the chicken rice I consumed, but now, I am certain that indeed, that CHICKEN RICE IS THE SOURCE.
Fear not, I haven't got the bird flu symptoms.
Well, at least that's what I think. Maybe I should go and check with the doctor to confirm whether I am positive for bird flu. Oh, please! I don't want to die yet.
I might die not of bird flu but of sorrow. I rather die of sadness as I think that kind of death is more tragic and dramatic. Maybe not. Enough of dying. Let's get to another point before I start to digress further to mortuary, graveyard and so on.
A major incident has surfaced this morning. And because of that incident, I am about to lose Saffy forever. Why must she do such a thing when she knew it's wrong? Why can't she be trained? Why did she have to bite dad's slippers when that would cause his anger to erupt? It's not the first time she did it. Countless times, it had been.
I don't know what's playing in her small, canine brain. But one thing for sure, I might not be able to keep her for long. So if I do not post entries about her in future, it's understood that she's no longer with me. I can't type anymore. My heart aches as I imagine what life she would lead when I'm not with her. I just pray that her new owner will be kind and compassionate to her.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Shopping using Plastic is so much fun. Well, the Plastic I mean is the credit card. It's so easy to make payments with it.
No cash required. Just present the card and SIGN. Simple and neat.
Went shopping today at Jusco and it was really crowded. Nonetheless, we managed to get a parking lot and stroll and shop for about 4 HOURS.
That was pretty long, isn't it?
There's something that I thought was funny when I saw the long queue at the Chicken Rice stall. It seemed that everyone has forgotten all about bird flu. It's FREE AND SAFE to eat now! Now that's what I call a GREEN light. I too can't resist chicken rice any longer and followed the crowd. Am I at risk? I hope not....
I DON'T WANT TO DIE JUST YET. =)
I bought a new collar for Saffy as she broke hers when she had a misfortune two days ago. Well, I'll save that story for another day. It's an orange collar with Digimon design on it. Cool and sporty, I should say.
And I am suspecting it's the chicken rice's fault. :P
Sunday, April 30, 2006
I slept through the whole afternoon. The weather is getting so warm now that I can't help escaping it by sleeping. When I finally woke up, it's already raining and the glistening raindrops in the sky didn't help much to bring the temperature down. Hot showers!
I went to the school's Open Day which was organised by the Interact Club. It started and ended punctually. Good performances were held and I couldn't help flashing back my school days when I was there for 5 years of education. Good and bad memories came back to me.
When I look at the classrooms, I remembered where I sat and chatted with my treasured friends during intervals and also I could actually feel the pressure studying for the exams during those times. Well, except that the feeling of pressure now is a much relieved one as I realised I have gone through so much and grown more learned and matured in the years. I really can't thank the school enough for moulding and shaping me so carefully so that I became who I am today.
At least, I didn't turn into a bad, rotten egg. :D
When I look at the corridors, I remembered about recess time when I did not eat and stood at one spot along it, staring at the other students enjoying their meal, laughing and teasing among their friends. Occasionally, I would read and complete my assignments in the corridor outside the classroom.
I've got so used to Convent that I don't think I will be able to forget it. Oh, those cherished moments I had in school could not possibly be replaced or compared with the memories that are equally worthy to be kept safe in my heart. They were obtained from school and of course, I will never experience them again after I stepped out of school completely in future.
Friday, April 28, 2006
I just came back from Japan! No, I am just kidding. Haha.
Well, how I wish I could fly to Japan just to admire the beauty of Mother Nature. I want to see the beautiful and breath-taking scenery of cherry blossoms. I've seen enough of sunflowers, hibiscus and bougainvillaea. In fact, I see them most of the days in my life.
Sometimes, I feel like I am an ungrateful child. I have everything that I've ever needed and yet that everything doesn't seem to be enough. Then, when I begin to realise how fortunate I am to have a roof above my head, shielding me from rain and shine, I think about people who can't even afford to have a place they can call home.
It's then only I noticed that I am more fortunate than the majority of the people of the world. I am really a fool to think of something like this. I have enough to eat and sometimes more than I could afford to finish. Food comes in handy. But for those who barely have enough to eat for the day, or worse, couldn't eat proper food at all and the only source of nutrients comes from the dirt and grass, don't they deserve the right to complain more than I do?
Therefore, always count our blessings. We may think we deserve a better life than it is, but by learning to count every single blessing God has poured out so abundantly for us will definitely change us to be a more cheerful and wholesome person. Taking all the best things we have for granted is not the way it should be. The attitude to appreciate is very, very important.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
There's only about a month more to go and I am going to say a sweet goodbye to my holidays. I will move on and go with the flow of time to the place I will soon call my school.
During these times when I have had so much time to think about the past, I thought about something very crucial in life.
Life is like a dessert. You can choose to enjoy it or give it up for the sake of dieting. I realised that there are so many opportunities out there waiting for people to grab hold of them. Yet, most people just let the chances go and blame the world for the sad lives they lead.
Why can't these people get on their feet and keep a wide lookout for those rare opportunities rather than just wait at home for Opportunities to come knocking on their doors?
Success doesn't drop down from the sky.
We only live once. Don't wait for chances to come. Look for them.
Monday, April 10, 2006
I am all stuck and lost for words to post up an entry.
Frankly speaking, from the bottom of my heart, I really admire those who really have everlasting ideas to write, be it their lives experiences or just thoughts.
I have no visions on my future or whatsoever, but one thing for certain, I know I will have to go through a hard time in achieving my goals. A whole lump of perseverance and passion in all that I do will certainly contribute a lot in nearing success. Now that I see how tedious it is to get what I want, I was thinking why can't goals in life be like goals in football matches? The players score goals just like eating chocolates!!
I won't say a piece of cake because cakes are hard to eat sometimes. Once the texture is too soft, you'll mess up whatever you are eating it on as it crumbles and breaks into another millions of pieces even if you grasp it gently between your fingers. If it's too hard, you will be eating rock cakes, the ones Hagrid made in Harry Potter. Chocolates are different.
Speaking of chocolates, I am craving for a piece right now. Maybe a bar. It's very funny because I don't mind eating chocolates in BULK (this is a bit too much, I know), but if you were to order me to eat a whole tub of ice-cream, I will say an absolute NO without thinking twice. A second is enough for me to think and answer. It's weird how my brain says YES to chocolates and NO to other fattening desserts.
And I suddenly have the idea that I am a hypocrite. At the beginning of this entry, I claimed to have nothing to say but in the end I have so much senseless things formed in strings of words here. Maybe I am bound to be one. Hate me, I don't care. Love me, and I will love you too. :)
Friday, April 07, 2006
Here's something that I wish to share with you. You will see how dumb Saffy is.
I seriously have no life. All I do is record some nonsense videos and upload them onto the net. Have fun watching!
She took five minutes to chew on a dried apple. It's not her first time eating that though. I guess she has no life just like me.
The recording is blur though. Blame me for my unprofessionalism. :D