Sunday, 29 November 2009
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Dear Leong Yi Xian,

I don't know how to tell you this, I'm joining the convent. I think I realized it last year when you peed in your pants in your car and I saw you sit on the Catholic Priest. I'm sure you're frostbitten enough to understand that your driving sucks. I'm returning your toe ring to you, but I'll keep your left ear as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about the moose poaching and your cucumber fetishism is weird.

Greetings to your frog Leonard,

Jerrenn.

That was a tag from Suiying. Anyone who found it funny should do it! Here's how:

Dear (someone you recently talked to),

I don't really know how to tell you this,(1). I think I realized it (2)(3) and

I saw you (4)(5). I'm sure you're (6) enough to understand (7).
I'm returning your (8) to you, but I'll keep (9) as a memory.
You should also know that I (10) and (11).

(12),

Name

1) What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - I'm in love with your cat
Red - Our affair is over
White - I’m joining the Convent
Black -Our romance is over
Green- Our socks don't match
Grey - You're a leprechaun
Yellow - I'm selling myself for candy
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - Purple hedgehogs want to destroy you
Other -I dislike your eyelashes

2) Which is your birth month?
January - That night you picked your nose
February -When I quoted Forrest Gump
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on peanut butter
May - When I threw up in your sock drawer
June - When you put cuffs on me
July – When I saw the purple monkey
August - When you smacked my ass
September - Last year when you peed your pants
October - When we skinny dipped in the bathtub
November - When your dog humped my leg
December - When I finally changed my underwear

3) Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - When we skinny dipped in the bathtub
Chicken- In your car
Pasta - Outside of your office
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad – As you were eating Kraft Dinner
Lasagna - In your closet
Kebab - With Jean Chr├ętien
Fish - In a clown suit
Sandwiches - At the Elton John concert
Pizza - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a street light
Annat- With George Bush and Stephen Harper

4) What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Ignore
Red - Put whipped cream on
Black - Hit on
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - bit of
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the pants off of
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive over

5) What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My boyfriend
White - My father
Grey – The Catholic Priest
Brown – The Montreal Canadian’s goalie
Purple - My corned beef hash
Red – My knee caps
Blue - My salt-beef bucket
Yellow - My illegitimate child in Ghana
Orange - My Blink 182 cd
Pink – My ‘My Little Pony’ collection
Other --The elephant in the corner

6) What do you prefer to watch on TV?
One Tree Hill - Senile
Heroes- Frostbitten
Lost - High
Simpsons- Cowardly
The news - Scarred
American Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Open
Top Model - Bitchy
Annat -shamed

7) Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful you are
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That I get turned on only by garbage men
Angry - That your smell makes me vomit
Depressed – That we’re related
Excited - That I may pee my pants
Nervous - The middle-east is planning their revenge on you
Worried - That your Ford sucks
Apathetic - That you need a sex-change
Silly - That I'm allergic to your earlobes
Cuddly - That Santa doesn't exist
Ashamed - That there is no solution to you being a dumb kid
Other - That your driving sucks

8) What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your toe ring
Yellow - Your love letters to me
Red - The pictures from Vegas
Black - Your pet rock
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - Your car
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your nose hair clippers
Grey - Our matching snoopy underwear
Purple - Your old New Kids on the Block blanket
Pink - The cut toenails
Other - Your Hannah Montana underwear

9) The first letter of your first name?
A/B - My virginity
C/D - Your photo with the moustache drawn on it
E/F - Your neighbors dog
G/H - The oil tank from your car
I/J - Your left ear
K/L - The results of that blood-sample
M/N - Your glass eye
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X – Your suicide note
Y/Z - Your credit cards

10) The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Love your sweet, sweet ass
C/D - Always will remember the pep talks
E/F -Never will forget that night
G/H – Will not tell the authorities that you stole the whale from the backyard.
I/J – Mocked you behind your back constantly
K/L - Hate your cooking
M/N - Told in my confession today about the moose poaching
O/P - Told my psychiatrist about the bruises
Q/R - Always wanted to break your legs
S/T - Get sick when I think of your feet
U/V - Will try to forget that you broke my heart
W/X - Haven’t showered in a month
Y/Z – am better off without you

11) What do you prefer to drink?
Wine- Our friendship is ruined
Soft drink – I’m off to lead a new life as a lemon
Soda – I will haunt you when I’m reincarnated as an Eskimo
Milk - The apartment building is on fire
Water – I'm scratching my butt as you read this
Cider– I have a passionate interest for mice
Juice – You ruined my attempts at another world war
Mineral/Vitamin water – You should get that embarrassing rash checked
Hot chocolate – Your Cucumber-fetishism is weird
Whiskey - I love Oprah Winfrey
Beer – Thanks for the Cocaine
Other – you should stop picking your nose

12) To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand – Warm tingly sensations
Australia - Best of luck on the sex change
France - Love always
Spain - With tears of sadness
China – You make me sick
Germany – Please don’t hurt me
Japan - Go milk a cow
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
USA - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt – Kiss my butt
England - Go drown yourself. 

Finally, this is the trailer for Toy Story 3:


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Saturday, 28 November 2009
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Everybody would know that New Moon is out in Malaysia, and Twilight fever is at its highest right now.

In today's Star Weekender, Hari Azizan wrote a review for the latest Twilight movie, and I have to say that his review is really amusing.

When comparing Jacob and Edward, he has this to say:

Unlike the virtuously tortured Edward, frisky Jacob is constantly trying to steal kisses from her. Unlike Edward, the sight of her blood only makes Jacob whip off his shirt like a seasoned Chippendale, not go into a constipated spasm.

But the funniest part about the review is this:

At this point, it doesn't matter what anyone writes about New Moon and the Twilight saga. Twihards had made up their minds to see the movies long before Robert Pattinson single-handedly boosted the hair product industry and sent their hearts a flutter. What I don't understand is how someone like Bella can inspire such devotion. She is insipid and spineless; her whole existence is defined by her love for Edward.

Sophisticated viewers may moan about the lack of horror in the franchise, but to me the Twilight saga is the scariest of all vampire franchises, with Bella the real monster threatening to destroy all our young girls with misguided and perverse masochistic idea of love.

Okay, maybe it wasn't that funny. But I thought that it was a refreshing view on Twilight (you'll have to read the whole review to see more of his insight) apart from the "Awesome! Splendid!" and the "Boring! Lame!" that keeps circulating around.

And I do agree with what he said about Bella; she is spineless. Just look how she turns from one guy to another. I mean, one 'monster' to another. And yesterday I saw an FML that goes something like this:

Today I realized that our generation will be remembered as the generation who went crazy over sparkly vampires. FML.

It's not 100% accurate as I'm only writing what I remembered as I'm too lazy to search for it, but you get what the person's saying.
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Friday, 27 November 2009
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Guess what? I managed to watch New Moon yesterday.

I was actually hoping it to be much better since there were more action scenes in the trailer, but apparently the trailer itself had contained 90% of the action. The rest is just about how Bella becomes a playgirl, and soft porn. Not to mention, there were at least 2 scenes when the camera just turned in circles. I think they were trying to make the audience get a headache. Oh and the constant "Dear Alice," gets really annoying after awhile.

But there was at least more humour in this movie.

Then I had to rush home to make it to Zanardy's birthday party. I was late, but not the latest.

I can't believe it's almost December! There are still so many things I want to do.

This is The Call by Regina Spektor. The song was used in Prince Caspian. Nice, eh? The lyrics are pretty meaningful, too!

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009
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I wonder if anyone's read Devil's Place by Brian Gomez? I'm actually surprised it's a local book, most local books' covers have this look that when you see it you will immediately know that it's a Malaysian book. But Devil's Place did not, surprisingly.

The synopsis was interesting enough.

Brian Gomez is a pretty good writer, too. I must say that for a first novel, so far ( I haven't finished reading it yet) it's pretty good. A well planned story, written with a unique style of writing I cannot describe; you need to read the book to actually understand it. 

Yesterday was a surprisingly busy day for me. In the afternoon I headed to Michelle's home for lunch to celebrate WW's birthday. She cooked everything, which was really good. But I admit that I'm not a food lover who watches AFC or finds recipes to try out, so I am really clueless about the do's and dont's about cooking, but it was tasty nonetheless.

Then at night it was another yam cha session at Hassan's, our favourite mamak. It was chit chatting, gossiping, talking bad about North Korea and realizing that Malaysia's actually not that bad a place to be in.

It's amazing how fast time flew. This time last year, we were nearly completing our SPM. It really seemed not too long ago when we were sitting for SPM and thinking about college. This year, we're all doing different things, walking different paths.

Life has definitely changed a lot.
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Saturday, 21 November 2009
The Day I Got My Results

Yup, you read correctly. Today my results for the final semester was published in the portal.

I actually didn't expect it to be out today, although according to the calendar it would, because just a few days back I received an email from a lecturer posting our tentative assignment marks. I was thinking, considering our assignment marks hasn't been approved by some authority, then the exam results shouldn't be either. But, obviously I was wrong.

All American Rejects concert. 

I played badminton today, and I realized I actually improved a little compared to Wednesday! I can actually reach for more shots, especially dropshots, and my legs aren't sore (they were sore yesterday and today- imagine that!). But this tells me one thing: I need to exercise. I have not played badminton in weeks, and this week I've played twice. Maybe I should start jogging or running or something, just to maintain my stamina. Even now I'm feeling tired.

But as we were heading home from badminton, I checked my phone to see that I had received a text from a friend with 3 simple words: results are out. And I got really nervous. But it turned out okay. I didn't have to be nervous after all. In fact, I'm actually very happy with my results.


I also read on Galaxie's blog that Will Ferrell is this year's most overpaid Hollywood star. And if Land of the Lost is one of his better movies I agree. I remember nearly falling asleep while watching it in a friend's house and in the end we stopped it and went to bed. Sometimes he is just not funny at all even though he tries to be.

My mum also told me something interesting one day. She said that she read that in a study conducted, it was found that people with longer ring fingers are better at maths and science subjects, and whereas people with longer ring fingers are better at arts, humanities, social sciences, etc. It sounded really interesting to me, but I can't tell for sure whether it's true or not, although I have longer index fingers and am studying communication. 

Here's something I suddenly thought of that's unrelated to everything I've written so far. I know that Heath Ledger is dead and his last role as the Joker was really good and he received a prestigious award (Oscar, if I remember correctly). I also know that The Dark Knight is a movie that almost everyone will say is good. Yet the awful truth that will shock people is:

I have not watched it yet. 
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Thursday, 19 November 2009
Another Surprise!

A member of our gang, Yixian, turned 18 on November 16.

So when we remembered that it was only a week away, we hurried into preparations for yet another surprise.

Peng Han asked his college mates when they're celebrating for him, and when we found out it was on his actual birthday, what did we do? We made adjustments to celebrate it on Tuesday, a day later, instead. How generous of us. But anyway most of us are only free on Tuesday.

Our plan? Prepare items for a BBQ, go to his house when he's out, hide in his room and when he returns, "SURPRISE!". His mum was also so kind, allowing us to have the BBQ and even providing drinks and spaghetti.


Birthday boy with the birthday cake. 
 

Wrinkled sausages
 
But due to unforeseen circumstances, we made do with surprising him while he's in his room using the computer, doing who knows what. But we made too much noise and he heard us. The good news is that he didn't know we were celebrating with him (I think!).


Birthday boy, posing this time.
 
So it was back to the good old times when we just fooled around making fun of ourselves and laughing at each others' antics, which included dancing, an imitation of peeing and teasing each other with friendly insults. I think we all just basked in each others' company because we only go crazy when we're together. Really, we do! Normally most of us are more reserved, but that changes when we see each other. Add a meal, some drinks and privacy, and the roof is blown away. 

There was even a moment when a couple of us danced to the infamous chicken dance of our school, made popular by some senior prefects. Other priceless moments will only stay in our heads.


 Group picture! Yi Xian, Peng Han, Shaung, Yong Bin, Steven, Arif, Iman, Yi Lin, Yuet Yin, Jia Wei and myself.

At the end with all of us stuffed with food, we had to take a walk around the neighbourhood, waving at cars passing by (one even stopped, good thing it wasn't a bunch of gangsters!), looking at the homes of some of our high school teachers.

And then we packed up and called it a night.
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Monday, 16 November 2009
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Back in high school, I remember how many teachers encouraged their students to participate in all sorts of things and get a certificate. Especially in Form 5, many students join different clubs and societies in order to get enough points to get an A for co-curricular activities.

But now that I look back, what was the point of all those things?

I had joined a multimedia class in the school holidays one year, and we were taught video editing, photo editing, web design, etc. Of course at the end of it all we were given a cert, but I realized that I have lost those skills I learnt. So while I have a certificate to show me knowing how to do those stuff, it is fake, for I don't know how to.

Last year I also joined a host of competitions. Chemistry, Maths, English, Bible Knowledge (although I'm not a Christian). Just to get a certificate. Thinking back, I was really brainwashed.

But then again, achieving isn't a bad thing either. It helps a person set goals in life. Achieving something, no matter how insignificant, still makes a person feel better. It is a nice feeling, after all, to achieve something.

Tomorrow will be the start of another week, and I hope to achieve something- making full use of my spare time.
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Friday, 13 November 2009
Friday the 13th

This time last week, I had completed my finals. It has been, officially, one week.

Today is Friday the 13th. I don't know why is it supposed to be bad luck day. Nothing unwanted happened to me today as of now, except that the plan to watch 2012 today didn't work out.

My typical day now includes me going online for quite a few hours, watching the TV, especially if there's a nice movie, and also ripping DVDs into my computer.

That class picture was taken after our last paper. Wasn't the whole class, but was most of us anyway. We went to this Bali-ish garden located between 2 blocks. It was funny because I had never been there before. I just never went exploring. It was always really hot when we are out, anyway.

Ahh. That picture shows more of the garden. That's a picture of the Shamalamadingdongs. Yeah, it's a mouthful. Shama Lama Ding Dong's the group name. Somehow over the course of making videos we named ourselves. All the groups did, and ours was, well, Shamalamadingdong. But it wasn't the 6 of us all the time, it's just that every time a video is produced in the name of Shamalamadingdong, it would constitute some of the 6 of us.

But that's not all the pictures we took that day. A LOT of pictures were taken in the 4 hour break in between exams. We were so bored, and it so happened that some classmates brought MacBooks with very fascinating webcam effects. Hence, we couldn't resist experimenting. Here's one example.

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Thursday, 12 November 2009
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College holidays have just started and I'm already making myself busy. This week alone I've watched two movies already- The Time Traveller's Wife and Jennifer's Body.



Time Traveller's Wife was better than I expected; it was a romance film but was well written I suppose.

As for Jennifer's Body, I'm a little confused. It doesn't seem like a horror flick, neither does it look like a comedy. And until now one part is still keeping me wondering. How exactly does Amanda Seyfried's character know when Jennifer is on an eating spree?I think that at the end of the day, it's just a movie in which some people are trying to make money by using Megan Fox's current popularity.



That's another thing I've realized- This year I'm really looking at movies from a different point of view. I'm beginning to be more "media literate", although most of the time I'm still watching them for pure entertainment.

I also went back to my high school this week. It was nice seeing the teachers again and not being scolded for missing classes or listening to them talking about how important our SPM is, or what route we should take in college. It was really, really nice as those teachers are now so nice, asking us how we are. As for those that were nice to us, they just became nicer. Unfortunately, one teacher I was hoping to see couldn't be seen.

But this week was 'productive', at least, for me. 
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Tuesday, 10 November 2009
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Last week I found my scout jamboree's activity book and card. The book was what you'd expect- speeches, camp information, schedule, etc. The card however, was a different thing. It was a list of activities that we can perform, and upon completion they will stamp the card. Get 20 stamps and you qualify for a badge.

I was never active in scouts. I had only joined for the points, and had even quit at one point. But having been brainwashed by the administration that having co-curriculum marks would be important in the future I gave it another try.

Obviously at the beginning I was hopeless. And then the opportunity to join the jamboree came up (that was in 2006), so I took it.

It wasn't easy for me, living in a jungle for 8 days. I craved city life, city food, and my own bed. But what can I do? Nothing. So I had to suck it up and wait hopefully for the day I leave.

But thinking back, it wasn't that bad. It was really hilarious even, at times. And it gave me a lot of experience, too.

One particular incident that I remember clearly was when I injured my ankle. I was running to complete an activity, and somehow I slipped. When I got back, I realized that my ankle was swollen a little, so I asked to be allowed to stay back at camp. While the others continued their 'quest', I went to the army tent to seek medication. By nighttime I can even feel how swollen it was. I was really down, because it was the second last day in which we can get the activity stamped, and with that swell I doubted I could.

Surprisingly though, the next day it wasn't that bad. I could walk pretty normally, and so I decided to take a risk. I decided to go for the badge. And how lucky I was! The last day was like... the day of opportunities. Most of the people in charge of the activities gave us a stamp for free. I remember one who gave me 2 if I could sing and dance. I did it, although realizing how stupid I looked because I was desperate for the badge.

And... I completed 20! I was so happy. It was the happiest moment in the duration of the camp for me. I wanted to prove to myself that I can achieve something in scouts, and to the others that I'm tougher than they think. And to be successful was just unimaginable. I was happy happy happy happy.

The second happiest moment was, of course, surviving the whole thing. I think it was 9 days in total. When I came home I smelled (as a result of not bathing, though I did clean my face and brush my teeth daily) and I was really tired.

But it was all well worth it.
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Saturday, 7 November 2009
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Today at 315 pm, I completed my last paper for Foundation in Communication.

After class most of us headed to a nice spot in college to take another group picture. The funny thing's that I've not been to that place, until my last day in college.

As for the exam, originally I had wanted to write what I know was right in the question about abortion instead of writing what he put in his notes. I know that his notes aren't entirely correct because I did a research on abortion for english. But in the end I chickened out. While it pleases me to stand by my principles, the marks matter more to me. And since the lecturer's the only one who will read it, I figured that getting the marks for the question is more important.

But what a year it's been. I realized that I've grown a lot this year. After experiencing so many different things I've truly "opened" my eyes.

It's really a nice feeling, having nothing to commit to. I have no assignments, no exams, no classes.  

Now it's just waiting for the results to arrive and stay at home. I'm looking forward to having freedom. Now I shall not use the Internet so often and instead watch movies on Astro or the cinema. Already I have promised friends to watch 2 movies.

One movie I'm interested in is Salt. It stars Angelina Jolie, and the trailer's really interesting.



Yup, it's in Russian, though I think the actual movie's gonna be in English. Nonetheless it's grabbed my attention. I hope it's gonna be released soon.
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Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Exams, Exams

It has been said that this exam would be the last time I'm required to sit for an exam as when I enter the degree program everything's coursework.

It is also a very important exam, for it will determine whether or not I will be able to go abroad.


 Yet, despite all this, I am still being distracted by so many things. I find myself studying for a little while before something else catches my attention. I remember this was the case when I was a kid, too. I would be distracted by so many things while completing my homework.

At the same time, although I'm studying I find it really hard to absorb much information. Just one year ago while cramming for SPM I had a much easier time. I think I'm just not concentrating enough.

So what's been happening in my life these days? Nothing. Apart from the All American Rejects concert I have not gone anywhere else. I just stayed at home, and tried to study. When I couldn't it means that I've given in to temptation.

Sad, but what can I do. College has softened me in some ways although I was strengthened in other ways.



That's a really funny video! Really smart of that guy. Pays to know your students well, which is something I'm not known for, but I'll save it for another post.

As for the Arnold Schwarzenegger picture, I've Googled it, and he says it's just a coincidence. I have my doubts, though. If you would like to see the entire note without his picture, go here. There's also an article talking about it, and I'm sure that if you're curious you will Google it yourself.
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Sunday, 1 November 2009
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It really is amazing that it's November already. In a few more days I shall be sitting for my finals and thereby completing my course, although it does not seem as if a year has passed at all.

Yesterday was Halloween. Somehow this is one of the few Western festivities that did not wash over here, although it would be fun to dress up.



That was Ellen DeGeneres playing a Halloween prank on Taylor Swift.



And that's Ellen's 2009 Halloween pranks.

This week was the week when all my classmates got emotional about the course ending and us splitting. There has been posts on Facebook as well as on blogs, and it's a nice thing to know that the class is fond of each other although we've only met in January.

I'm actually looking forward to ending this year, for some reason. There are so many things I want to do, and not having any classes gives me time to do that.

But at the same time, I know that I must not think of next week just yet. For now, I shall have to work hard, study and hope that it pays off.
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