Wednesday, 31 December 2008
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I must say, initially I had an idea of a more interesting new year post, and also I thought I could fill the last few days of 2008 with updates. But sadly, with my computer down, there is nothing much that I can do, but to wait until my father has the will to go computer-hunting.

So 2008 is coming to a close. So much has happened this year, the good and the bad. Perhaps a year filled with milestones? Like everyone my age, I'm taking a very huge step forward- leaving the comfort of high school, and stepping out. For me I'll be entering college, and I'll have to start all over again- Adjusting to a new environment, adapt to the another way of studying, meeting new people, making new friends.

Cliched as it sounds, it really seems just not too long ago that I stepped into my now alma mater, struggling to find where I should go. But I guess I adjusted just fine. Then graduation seemed so long away, but like they say, time flies and now I've graduated.

I enrolled at Taylor's for the Foundation in Communication program, which means I've done an about turn and will be heading to Australia one day instead of the US of A.

I know that 2009 will indeed be very different from previous years, and I hope that it will be a wonderful year.

To anyone reading this, happy 2009 and may you have a good year ahead!
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Saturday, 20 December 2008
As We Grew

Note: The pics used are the pics from the trip to Genting recently. *updated*

When you're sitting in the backseat of your dad's car heading somewhere, do you happily stroll down memory lane like I do?

Do you think of the times when you were young, how life just seemed so troubleless, so carefree, nothing to worry about?


And when the car passes by a playground, do you think of the last time you stepped foot into a playground? How long ago was it? Did you go there to exercise? Or were you still a child, full of energy and excitement as you climbed up the steps and slided down the slides?



As you recall those thoughts, do you feel the nostalgia rising?




When you were 3, you would enjoy playing with everything you can lay your hands on.

Then you would be fascinated by toys.

Then as you grow, you find more interesting things, like merry go rounds.

But as you enter school, you would find anything your friends like interesting. You also like colourful things, like sweets.



Then you outgrow them, and you find those things dull. Instead, you would fill your time playing computer games, obssessed with your virtual characters.

Some would still enjoy being with children. Others would not.

But still, everyone of us would love to go back to the realm of children, where you can do anything in the world without being worried.


How we hope we can just get on the merry go round and not receive stares from people as if you're mentally retarded. Or sitting on those springy playthings without spoiling them and being called a vandaliser.




Or even going out at night, without having to worry about the evils out there. You can just go anywhere you want to, and you'll be safe.


It is as if you own the night. You can walk in the middle of the road without having to worry about anything. Everything that the adults fear- hit and runs, gangsters, robbers, thiefs, crooks, armed criminals; just don't exist in your head.




But alas, that is not possible. All we can do is to cling to the remnants of our toys- rollercoasters, computer games, Nintendo Wiis, nights when you can go out to the playground and just go wild because your neighbours are sleeping and won't tell your parents;



Those thoughts just fill you with comfort, and you can just forget about your troubles for those few minutes.

But then the car stops, and you find yourself facing what you've been trying to avoid- reality.
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Thursday, 11 December 2008
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I came back from Genting today, exhausted.

The first night wasn't good. I barely got any sleep. But I did enjoy myself, especially on those thrill rides! When I go with my family, I don't get to experience those rides. But wind developed in my stomach and just refused to exit so I wasn't feeling so well in the night.

Tomorrow I'll hopefully be flying to Gold Coast. Apparently some problems came up and I'm just too lazy to type it all out.

Right now I'm just too lethargic to do anything. When I returned I just lazed around, not finding the will to even unpack. After bathing I finally got the dirty clothes from Genting out, and put them in the pail to be washed.

Then I lazed around more, reading a book before falling asleep.

Now I'm still too lazy to pack, but I've devised a way to ensure that I'll still have everything packed even though it's last minute. I just took out a used exercise book and started listing down what I have to bring. When I suddenly remember to bring something I'll write it down. This way I can still not do anything and be prepared.

For now I'm signing off, hopefully to Gold Coast for an awesome trip.
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Monday, 8 December 2008
Ahhhhh.... Decisions....

In high school, we were never really exposed to decision making. Most things are arranged for us.

Now however, as I find myself entering college life, I notice that the decisions I have to make is more in numbers now.

Which course do we take? Which one suits us best? Which college should we go to?

I find that to make a decision is not easy at all.

Take Pre-U studies for example. There's SAM, A Levels, etc etc. And to get the degree you want, there's so many ways!

Not to mention, there are so many colleges that offer the same thing!


For me, I don't face the dilemma of those who're considering the Pre-U programs. I'm rather certain of taking mass communications, but I'm still deciding between two choices. I can take the American Degree Program, where I can study here then transfer to the States. The problem is, it's a TRANSFER program, not twining, meaning that I have to apply to universities, and entering a top one is not an easy task. However, American graduates are highly known to be opinionated, vocal, and independant. They can adapt to any situation because the American education system stresses on being all-rounded.

On the other hand, I can take a Foundation in Communication, then continue with my degree with the University of South Australia. It is closer to home and cheaper than US, and UniSA is a pretty highly recognized university, so I'm assured of entering a top U. But I don't know much about Australia, and not much about the program either as all this while, I've been concentrating on ADP.

So which one should I take?

Arrgh! Forget it for now. I just returned from Fraser's Hill about an hour ago (which is why I didn't update, Sebastian) and will be heading to Genting tomorrow. I get 24 hours' rest when I return from the city of entertainment, then on Friday night I'll be flying to Gold Coast.

Hectic, but I'm not complaining. =)
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Tuesday, 2 December 2008
EJ

Today I shall be posting about... EJ.

Pusat Tuisyen Etika Jaya.

I entered in Form 1, for Maths and Science. But it was only this year that I knew why was it named Etika Jaya.


Etika Jaya = EJ. In other words, Evelyn & John, the owners. Mr John Quek and Evelyn.

One of the things I think EJ is known for is the booklets.


That was the amount of booklets that I have collected in Form 4 and Form 5. And that's excluding those thin homework booklets.

But over the years, the booklets have changed, too.


(above) This is how it looked like in Form 1.


(above) Then in Form 2, it adopted a more attractive look.


(above) In Form 3, there were slight changes once again.


(above) In Form 4, it changed yet again.


(above) In Form 5 the centre adopted a more commercial look, what with the logos everywhere.

(above) Then he ran out of covers and changed the booklets. This one looked fairly artistic i suppose, with the white logo as the background.

So of course, being there for 5 years, naturally anyone would feel a connection. So it was kinda weird when tuition ended. Normally when tuition ends at the end of the year we would be busy registering for the next year, as places are in demand. But this year when it ended it felt weird.

I would no longer be attending tuition classes, which is a huge relief, but at the same time, unusual. I've had tuition classes for the past 5 years!

Sebastian suggested we should go back one day. Or maybe it was mine. Can't really remember.
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Update: This is how it looks like now. Even the cbox's colours have been changed to look more fitting.

Nope. You didn't enter the wrong site.

I've had a name change. I decided I did not want to use a common name like Poseidon, but one that is unique and, well, mine. I searched for latin words and tweaked one word, and Fassus came out. As for the site name, prognatus pro maiestas is 'born for greatness' in latin.

The skin needs some modifying, like the date and double friends link, but I'm working on it.
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Monday, 1 December 2008
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SORRY I DELETED ALL THE PAGE ELEMENTS.

I'M TRYING TO CHANGE THE BLOG SKIN.
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YES! I PASSED!

The title says it all.

I passed the driving exam today.

But it wasn't without challenge. The wait, of course, was the worst. I arrived at 7.30, and had to wait till 10.35 for my name to be called to prepare for the jalanraya test. I finally got into the car at 10.50, and finished by 11.10. Then it was further waiting, for more than an hour, before I was called to prepare for the second part- the hill, parking and 3 point turn.


I think I did okay. I was one of the 6 or 7 people who got into the cars first without having to wait at the pondok. We just waited in the car for the testers to sort out the papers from the first few batches.

Then it was our turn.

I must say, I didn't do as well as during the practice sessions, mainly because I wasn't so used to the car, so I didn't do as well as I could, but it was still past the grade needed to pass.

The funny thing about it all? By the time I completed the 3 point turn I was ecstatic, because I had passed everything, and hence, I passed the entire exam. So when I walked back to retrieve my form in the sweltering heat, where my shirt was already drenched, I removed my glasses to wipe the sweat off, and then forgotten to put it back on T.T

Oh well. Who cares. I PASSED!!!
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Few Hours.

In just a few hours' time, I'll be taking my driving exam.

This is it. While some people will slug it out to complete Accounts and end their SPM (for science stream anyway) I'll be sitting nervously in a chair, praying to do well. And I'm guessing I won't be mixing around with anyone there. I'll probably be so nervous that I'll be antisocial.



But at least I'm more confident than a week before. Before that, I was still not very confident in myself. But just yesterday I had to drive through traffic jams on the highway, and the engine didn't die off. So that's a huge confidence booster.

AND, when I did the bukit, parking and three point turn, I must say I was pretty good! Or rather, most of the other drivers there were probably just starting to learn the 3 things, so they took a rather long time to complete everything.

There was this once when I had to wait for the parking for so long that by the time I completed it was time to head home. And I was actually hoping to have one last try.

And there was another small stretch of jam, and I THINK I handled it pretty well. I needed no instructions from the instructor and still I could navigate, changing gears from time to time.

So. Will I pass? I must tell myself 'YES! You WILL PASS!'. And hopefully, a triumphant update tomorrow.
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Friday, 28 November 2008
Free!!!

Yes. SPM's ended.

And I must say, I was rather surprised by myself.

I thought that I would be happily declaring the end of SPM, yet - I did not. There was no cry of joy. No feeling of euphoria. Just that.

It must have been the last paper. EST. I endured the soreness of my arms and kept writing and writing till the very end. I was so flustered that by the time we can go, there was no feeling of joy or accomplishment in me. Just an empty feeling, really.

Sebastian has asked for an update, but I couldn't update till now because I've been busy since. Yesterday night I went out for 3 movies-Quantum of Solace, Quarantine and Twilight, which lasted till 2am.

And I couldn't get a good night's sleep too! I had to wake up at 7 to go to school and return the textbooks under the textbook loan scheme.

Then I had a driving lesson.

And the day's not ended yet. I went for badminton.

And now I'm finally back.



This song, Fides by Lesiem is a very nice song, full of emotion. As everyone's post-SPM posts have an emo element I guess I should join the club.

The song can be really touching when you think back on everything you've been through this year. I certainly felt this way when I heard this song!

Oh and Twilight fans, I have no idea how you people find the saga interesting- It's so long-winded that now I'm more and more convinced that Stephenie Meyer only added those tragic love scenes to make the series longer and therefore enabling her to write another book and to cash in from it.

But then again, every book has its critics. And I must say I'm not a fan of Twilight. The storyline seems interesting enough, and I have tried reading it. But sadly, I couldn't continue after half of Twilight. Not for now anyway. The whole story just seems so long winded. But who knows I might pick it up someday.

Anyway, back to the topic- the end of SPM. Now I guess we'll all be going separate ways now, aren't we? A Levels, SAM, etc etc.

I sure hope that all of us keep in touch still. The memories and friendships forged during these five years is just too valuable to be kept in a deep dark place in your head.


This ending marks the beginning of a new chapter of life. Though time cannot be turned, memories that have been carved are not meant to be forgotten, but cherished forever. The act of moving on is simple. It's what we leave behind that's hard to let go.


That was on our graduation book, and I find it very meaningful.

Oh and no, I'm not posting about graduation. Yet. I'm saving it for another occasion =)
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Tuesday, 25 November 2008
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A blog's URL can say a lot about a person.

ISFP - The Artists


The gentle and compassionate type. They are especially attuned their inner values and what other people need. They are not friends of many words and tend to take the worries of the world on their shoulders. They tend to follow the path of least resistance and have to look out not to be taken advantage of.

They often prefer working quietly, behind the scene as a part of a team. They tend to value their friends and family above what they do for a living.


Hmmm I wonder. Does it suit me?

Ahhh who cares.

ONE MORE SUBJECT LEFT!!!!!!!!

EST. English for Science and Technology. Dubbed Easy Simple Test by my EST teacher who constantly reminded us of how many people got distinction last year. I can count them with my fingers.

How can she call it Easy Simple Test then?

Actually, I agree with what her second term for it is. Extra Sleeping Time. In this 3 weeks, every day SPM begins at 8.00, sometimes 8.10. But the first paper for EST starts at 11.40! So in a way, it does give me more time to sleep. Instead of having to wake up at 6.30, I can take my time and wake up at 9.30, or even 10, and still make it for the exam. That's at least 3 hours more sleep!
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Saturday, 22 November 2008
So Close...

The second week of SPM has ended, and I'm down to 3 days, 3 subjects- Bio, Physics and EST.

Time really flies I guess. The first paper last week didn't seem like it happened a week ago at all.

Chemistry passed by without much worry. Although with the '30% tougher' chant John Quek's students have been saying over and over again. Well it turns out Chem wasn't 30% tougher, and I'm praying that the other two isn't, too.


Meet Mr John Quek. He started the 'this year's SPM's 30% tougher than last year!' slogan.

But now, I'm just happily forgetting all the papers I've sat for. No more Chemistry!

Which actually, brings a thought to my mind. The purpose of us studying is just to do well in SPM, and nothing else. No thoughts that we might need it in the future. To me, anyway.

But in this case, what's the point of learning Sejarah and Moral? The argument that you need to learn history so that you wouldn't repeat the mistakes of people past makes sense but nobody's gonna bother remembering the facts any more once SPM's over, so the whole subject's pointless, isn't it?

The same can be said for Moral. The subject's supposed to make us morally upright people. But I wonder, why do we even need answering techniques? Isn't a morally upright answer sufficient? Why must we bother with the ayat watak, huraian, kata kunci, etc etc. I mean, how will answering in a specific technique help us become a good and kind citizen?

You tell me.
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Sunday, 16 November 2008
Pessimism

It never occured to me what a pessimist I am until now.

When it comes to subjects like Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Add Maths I become like a beggar standing next to an emperor. I immediately feel vulnerable and, I have to admit it, stupid.

Almost everybody tell me that I'm smart, and that I'll be just fine.

BUT, I just can't seem to tell myself that.

Yesterday I had a conversation with a few of my friends and I so happened to mention that I'm really nervous about the Science subjects we're about to be taking in SPM. I also mentioned that I don't feel I can do well.

And despite their assurances, which came in really, really comforting words, I still couldn't tell myself that I'll be fine.

But what's most surprising for me was that I still can sound like an optimist!

When someone's down I would have no problem being an optimist. Yet should I face a similar problem I would feel the same way, even if I reassure myself with the exact words.

Okay. I know I'm rambling. There's 2 more weeks of SPM to go, and once again I'm at crossroads.

The end of SPM marks freedom. At the same time, it could be the starting of friends drifting apart.

Guess I'll just have to hope for the best, if I can.
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Look! I'm F-A-M-O-U-S

A few months ago I saw a Vogue magazine ad that was calling for a photoshoot. Apparently they were looking for a cover model. So I filled in the forms, went to the studio and aloha! I was on the front page in the next issue.



What I did was I recreated the outfit I wore for last year's prefect annual dinner. And apparently it opens doors! Even Victoria Beckham and Paris Hilton are crazy over me and two of my friends!



Yes the three of us released an album! As you can see from the CD, it's titled Glamorous. I'm not sure when it'll be released here, though!

And I thought that that was the end of it, but NO! There were more and more doors opening! Every day I would receive calls from some agents wanting me! Even the ladies love me!


But I can't just take all the fun. That just wouldn't be right would it. So I roped in Yong Bin, Yi Xian and Yuet Yin to join me (they of course happily obliged) and the agents were more than happy to fulfil my wishes. It's really hard to believe that there are still good agents out there! And so needless to say, we appeared in billboards around the world! The strangest thing though, is that it's never in Malaysia. It's always overseas. Guess the Europeans like me! And them, of course!


And when the next Vogue issue came out, I realised that I was a star! I mean, my picture was everywhere! Apparently Vogues sold the rights to the picture with my consent of course for a VERY high price. And so I became someone you see everywhere!

From the sidewalks of New York...To advertisements...To Broadway...And shopping malls!

See I told you guys I would make it into Hollywood one day! Okay lah not YET but it's a stepping stone towards it!

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Okay lah I know I didn't convince you one bit, and I know it's probably because I suck at telling lies. But at least it gave me the satisfaction of boasting for once about fame! I found it on Nicole Chocoa Heaven.

Not bad actually, someone was convinced!!

For instance:

-DaNIeL- says:
omg..weyh
-DaNIeL- says:
that is uuuuu!!!

yk says:
okok i believe

So yeah, all the above are completely false. I've never been to a photoshoot or been featured in the cover of Vogue or on billboards.

BUT, the pictures used were real okay! I didn't photoshop any of them before PhotoFunia-ing it! So yes, what you see is really me and my friends. And I stress on the fact that the pictures were real!!!!

What to do right. I keep dreaming of becoming famous one day, so this is how I can satisfy my dreams what!

Although if there ARE real agents out there reading this who are seeking a male model for a magazine or billboard or ad, I wouldn't mind!
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Sunday, 19 October 2008
Ministry of Magic Elections

Few days ago I was searching for a computer wallpaper online and came across MuggleNet.

I've known of the existence of the site but just didn't frequent the site. But when I browsed through the other day I was surprised.

They are holding a Ministry of Magic Elections!

Basically, it's like the US Presidential Elections. They have two major parties, the Wizocrats and the Hogicans. Grabbed from MuggleNet:

The Wizocrats (pronounced wiz - o - crats) are those who make up some of the toughest people in the Wizarding World. They mean business and have had experiences in life that have made them who they are today.

The Hogicans (pronounced hog - eh - kins) represent those within the Wizarding World who possess a strong work ethic and have had previous administrative or leadership experience. These candidates are all very wise and care for those in the Wizarding World with a passion like no other.

The Wizocrats candidates are Harry Potter himself, Dolores Umbridge, Lucius Malfoy and Hermione Granger, whereas the Hogicans comprise of Shacklebolt, Slughorn, McGonagall and Molly Weasley.

Hermione beat Harry and Lucius beat Umbridge. Today, Hermione's up against Lucius to be the Wizocrat candidate. Of course, I went to see their top stances first. Lucius of course has the more enchanting one but Hermione's was more close to heart. So I voted for Hermione, and found out that she already has 90+% of the current votes. I wonder whether people are voting based on the story, which would mean voting for good or evil, or do they really see the candidates' propagandas. I certainly did! Okay I admit I might've been prejudiced against Malfoy.

The other party's final will be in a few days, between Molly and Shaklebolt, and the battle for the Minister's post will be on the same day as the U.S Presidential Election.

I wonder who will win?
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Thursday, 16 October 2008
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Yes, I failed to stop.

SPM's just another 2 weeks+ away if i'm not mistaken and I'm still sitting in front of the computer.

Anyway, these few days when I find I can no longer concentrate I choose to ponder on life, specifically this year. I think back about all the activities in school, all I've done. For some reason it evokes a certain sad feeling in me. I think back to all the happy times I've had which is really the direct opposite to my primary school life. In standard 6 I couldn't wait to graduate and while others were crying their hearts out during graduation, I was silently happy and excited that I would finally be leaving this school. Maybe it's because I don't really have much sweet thoughts about the place.

Here however, I do have happy memories. And now I understand how those people felt when they were leaving. I wish that I can somehow stay in school life for just a while longer.

I might've mentioned this before but I guess I want to mention it again. Yes, I don't like science. But I don't regret entering science stream. If I didn't I wouldn't have met some wonderful people and have such an incredible year now would I?

Anyway, I guess I should stop, but here's a tag before I leave.

RULES:
1. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs and replace any question that they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.
2. Tag 6 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse.These people must state who they were tagged by and cannot tag the person whom they were tagged by continue this game by sending it to other people.

Tagged by:: Eelyn

1. If your lover betrayed you, what will your reaction be? take revenge?
:: Hmmm. I'll be hurt but as long as it's not infidelity I guess it's forgiveable.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?
:: HOLLYWOOD!!!!

3. What is your dream?
:: A STAR AT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME!!!!

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
:: Buy whatever it is that makes me happy.

5. Will you fall in love with your best friend?
:: Hard to say.

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?
:: Loving I think.

7. How long do you intend to wait for someone you really love?
:: If that person is THE one, then very long.

8. If the person you secretly like is already attached, what would you do?
:: Move on.

9. If you like to act with someone, who will it be? your gf/bf or an actress/actor?
:: Brangelina!!!! And get a few papparazi shots with them so I'll achieve questions 2 & 3.

10. Will you invite your ex bf/gf to your wedding dinner?
:: Maybe.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time.?
:: I can't.

12. What's your fear?
:: Lizards and losing a family member.

13. What's the first thing you do when you wake up?
:: Get off the bed.

14. Would you give all in a relationship?
:: Yes.

15. If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, who would you pick?
:: The one I love more.

16. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing the someone has done?
:: Hmmmmm. This is a tough question. Depends HOW horrible.

17.Do you prefer being single or having a relationship?
:: Haven't decided yet. Both has its perks. But I think I'm leaning towards the latter.

18. If your girlfriend/boyfriend told u that she/he is actually a prince/princess, what will u do.?
:: Doesn't really matter. Love is what counts ain't it?

I want to tag ::
Aiyoh why must I do this...

I tag...

1. No one
2. No one
3. No one
4. Anyone
5. Anyone
6. Anyone

Hah! I tagged SOMEONE then! Because no one's still someone! Anyone too!
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Thursday, 9 October 2008
I Should Stop. Now.

Do you realize that in Malaysia, most activities related to students almost grinds to a halt when the end of the year approaches?

Yes, it's that time that everyone's facing their final examinations.

For me and some probably tens of thousands, we'll be sitting for our SPM this year.

You know the saying 'time flies'? It should be modified to 'time flies with the speed of light'. See it even sounds nearly the same. I can still remember what I was doing on January 1, 2008. I was in some uncle's house, eating cakes, ice-kacang and chit chatting.

And now? It's October....... 8!

See what I mean? Time really flies. Time moves so quickly that I didn't even realize that there's only 30+ days to SPM. Time flies that everything seems as if it only happened yesterday.

Proof? Zewt, I still remember sending you an email which you will probably be sending back to me soon. I remember reading about it and posting about it in Mount Olympus.

Or you people can just say I have a good memory! =)

No lah, I don't really have a good memory. Some things I tend to forget, but there are things that I can remember.

Right now, I shall have to say that I shall stop updating till I've completed SPM.


Before time flies any more, I should probably stop my online activities and focus on my studies.

Why? Because I'm not prepared! I have tons to memorize, loads to understand. And I'm hoping that I can find the will to study for these last few weeks.

I know I'm not a science person. I've always struggled in science. Last year I had not thought much about it, and was just thinking along the lines of 'oh well, not doing science in college anyway, so...' I prefer liberal arts, like mass communications. I think it's called liberal arts anyway.

Yet, I've somehow found the hunger to do well. Yes, I'm not really an expert nor a natural like some. I don't really have an analytical mind. When I see an obstacle I rarely stop by to analyze it. I would just plough my way through.

Now, I have to suffer the consequences. But I'm not giving up. I just have to work hard these last few weeks and hopefully it'll pay off.

So yes, I'm taking a break and shall return sometime after SPM, which is 27 November for me.
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Wednesday, 1 October 2008
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The first day of October marks the day Muslims celebrate Hari Raya.

In the meantime...

1. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

2. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

3. If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

4. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

5. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

6. Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

7. If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

8. Why is it called building when it is already built?

9. If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?

10. If you're not supposed to drink and drive, then why do bars have parking lots?

11. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

12. If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?? Humans ???

13. If working hours are meant for working, then why are you reading this???

Get Back to WORK !

I was sent this in an email. Hilarious, eh?
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Tuesday, 30 September 2008
I'm A Fan Now!

You know how in Sejarah Form 4 there's one small picture saying that King Henry VIII decided to split from the Catholic Church so that he could marry Anne Boleyn?

I have to admit, I've been rather interested in Tudor history for some time now. I was fascinated by how Anne Boleyn manipulated her way to the throne and changed everything. I like that part of England's history, from how Henry married his brother's widow to the death of the last Tudor, Elizabeth.

There's been 2 films this year of that period, namely Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Other Boleyn Girl, which is about the Boleyn sisters, Anne and Mary.


But now, I can say I'm a fan of Philippa Gregory.

She's an author.

She writes historical fiction.

Yes, she wrote a few books on Tudors. I've read The Other Boleyn Girl, and found it highly interesting.



Now I might sound like a bookworm, but I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance now. And unfortunately, I have another one which I've yet to read, The Other Queen.


I daresay that I do not like history. Yet I'm drawn to this period. Somehow I just want to know more about it.

It's like an obsession.
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