Closer As It Is

This is probably my last post for the year. I just want to wish you readers a happy new year. I don’t really have a resolution – yet. I might take down my last year’s resolution and copy it on a new piece of paper and paste it back. At least it looks new. I still have a lot to do before the year ends, actually. This holiday is too short, don’t you think?

I’m now juggling between cleaning my room and enjoying what’s left of the holiday. I might not have time to do either but I’ll try. Damn this stupid procrastination.

Well, when the year comes to an end, you look forward to the year that’s arriving. And with that comes a new semester, for me. But that’s just one semester and I’m not quite enthusiastic about it because the courses aren’t interesting. I only have four math courses so I have a feeling I’ll have time to spare. Well, we’ll see about that.

Happy New Year 2009!

Warmest regards,

~ Shala Lee ~

Hold The Clock

I really can’t believe it’s already near the end of the month. Where did time go? It’s just not enough for me. Well, even though I bore myself lazing around but I like the fact that I don’t have to think. I don’t have to know what day it is today or what the date is. Everyday is pretty much the same. Well, now that I think about it, it’s pretty sad isn’t it? Being busy with work is probably a better way to live.

Shely has a clock that has no where to hang. Usually she just placed the clock on top of the drawer, making it lean on the wall. But I repositioned it so that it’s higher up for clearer view. And this is how it looks like.

I made a clock holder out of the old teddy bear. Too bad the bear’s face is hidden. But it’s a perfect fit!

And today is Dong Zhi Jie, a Chinese festival. Here’s Stephen making tang yuan or glutinous rice balls.

Rob Attempt

I’m actually quite busy these days helping my mum around the house – actually more like around her business. The worker left so there’s not enough hand to do the job. So here I am and I can’t find a decent excuse to escape. What should I say? “I can’t, I’m busy taking a nap.” Lame. It definitely won’t work.

I did have a little spare time in my hands to go online once in a while and pick up the guitar now and then. And today I managed to sketch something. I’ve been wanting to sketch a portrait of Robert Pattinson (guy from Twilight) for a while now so I did and just finished minutes ago. BUT, I don’t know who the heck I just drew here. He looks so different. I guess I picked the wrong picture to sketch.

Rob Pattinson (apparently)

Tag Marathon 2

Tagged by Yung

What Were You Doing 5 Years Ago?
Pretty much the same as what I’m doing now

What Were The 5 Things On Your To Do List Today (13 December 2008)?
♠ Vacuum the floor (pending)

♠ Renew my driver’s license
♠ Watch Monk
♠ Memorize a couple of songs
♠ Do the laundry

What Are 5 Snacks That You Enjoy?
♠ Cadbury’s
♠ Popcorn
♠ Jacob Crackers
♠ Spring Rolls
♠ Nestle Cereals

What Are The 5 Things You Would Do If You Were A Billionaire:
♠ Buy a hotel
♠ Built a mansion with a swimming pool and a tennis court
♠ Own an airline with at least five private jets
♠ Spend money recklessly
And then go to rehab

What Are 5 Jobs You've Had :
♠ Helped my mum in her business
♠ Cashier
♠ General Clerk
♠ I worked as a student for many years now
♠ Secret Agent (yea right)

Who Are 5 Persons You Want To Tag :
Not today

Tag Marathon 1

Tagged by Katip

1. What’s the relationship between you and her/him?
He’s a friend.

2. Your 5 impressions towards her/him?
Funny, serious sometimes, doesn’t talk much but friendly, and very talented.

3. The most memorable things she/he have said to you.
"Hi", sorry I can’t think of any other things.

4. The most memorable things she/he had done for you
Play me one of his songs.

5. If she/he becomes your lover, you will:
I’m skipping this.

6. If she/he becomes your enemy, you will:
Don’t think that will ever happen but I’ll probably just let it be.

7. If she/he becomes your love, she/he has to improve on

8. If she/he becomes your enemy, the reason is
I probably lost my mind.

9. The most desirable thing to do on him/her is
Saying “Hi” is good enough I guess.

10. The overall impression of him/her is
I only know him with his guitar. Anything out of that zone I’m a stranger.

11. How do you think the people around you feel about you?
Ask the people around me.

12. The characteristic that you think you have, is
Optimistic with what I’m doing

13. On the contrary, the characteristic you hate of yourself is
Pessimistic about myself.

14. The most ideal person that you want to be is
A confident, friendly and outgoing person you can easily relate to

15. For the people who care about you and like you, say something about them?
They tried.

16. 10 people you tag:

17. Who is No. 2 having a relationship with?

18. No. 3 a male or female?

19. If No. 7 and No. 10 were together, would it be a good thing?
I’ll never know because I only tag 3 people

20. How about No.5 and No. 8?
You are annoying

21. What is No. 1 studying about?
A bit of Math, Business and Economics

22. Is No. 4 single?

23. Say something about No. 6?

Here's What Happened

How’s the holiday so far? Paying off? I actually have not much to say because all I did was watch movies. Like day and night non-stop hours and hours of movies – series rather. I’m sure most of you are experiencing the same if you enjoy sticking to the TV. For the record, now it’s Monk, next week – Supernatural and the week after – CSI. They are already waiting in line for me.

Oh don’t think it’s just the movies. I’ve been reading too. Well, I try. I started Ed McBain’s The Pusher a couple of pages. Then I put it aside and forgot about it. When I came back days later, it was a different novel, New Moon, and I stopped after two chapters again. I’ll try again when I really feel like reading. Maybe after the holiday.

What You Don't Know About Me

Tagged by Sharon Lee

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves

3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names

Starting time : 7:55pm

Name : Shala

Sisters : 2

Brothers : 1

Shoe size : 7 or 8

Height : 1.57m

Have you ever been on a plane : Nop

Swam in the ocean : does the beach count? No? Then no

Fallen asleep at school : definitely

Broken someone’s heart : don’t know

Fell off your chair : I forgot

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call : maybe

Saved e-mails : yup, but I hate emails so don’t send me any unless it’s important. And I never read forwarded emails so don’t bother

What is your room like : pink and messy with a falling wallpaper on one side of the wall. Looks abandoned too.
What's right beside you: A mic on a stand on my left, my bed on my right

What is the last thing you ate : a bread from fun bread

Ever had... Chicken pox : yup

Sore throat : of course

Broken nose : No

Do you Believe in love at first sight : Not really

Like picnics : It all depends on the food really

Who was/were... The last person you danced with : the dance instructor from this studio once upon a millennium

Last made you smile : my sis Sharon cos I was talking to her

You last yelled at : Probably my other sis cos it’s just so tempting
Today did you... Talk to someone you like : Nop

Kissed anyone : Nop

Get sick : No

Talk to an ex :

Miss someone : err..not today

Who do you really hate: even if I did hate someone you won’t see the name here

Do you like your hand-writing : sometimes, but mostly I wish I can write neater
Are your toe nails painted : only base coat

Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in : my sis of course
What color shirt are you wearing now : white, it’s always white at home

Are you a friendly person : that depends, I think I can be very mean at times

Do you have any pets : Not now

Do you sleep with the TV on : who would do that?

What are you doing right now : I was gonna watch movie when I suddenly remember I haven’t update my blog for a while so here I am doing what I’m doing now

Can you handle the truth : again, it depends on the situation

Are you closer to your mother or father : father

Do you eat healthy : hell no
Do you still have pictures of you & your ex : can I do a N/A?

If you’re having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to : myself…I’ll just sit it through. If it’s too bad, I’ll go to my sis I guess

Are you loud or quiet most of the time : quiet, very

Are you confident : that’s the one thing I wanted to be so I’m not

5 things I was doing 10 years ago

1) Sitting in the classroom watching other kids play during recess

2) Thinking about this kid who owes me a buck. She still owes me but what the heck. It’s those things that are not important but you never forget.

3) Listening to pop songs from my favourite boy bands

4) Watching rented VCRs (all cartoons)

5) Contemplating about myself ten years later

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire

1) I just need to do one thing: follow my accountant’s advice

5 of my bad habits

1) Adjusting my spectacles after every second. It drives people nuts.

2) Taking a sip of water after every bite of food.

3) I can say ten but that’s all I’m sharing

5 places I am living in
1) my house

2) hostel during the school term

3) I can’t really live in many places at the same time ok

5 people I tag

This is hard…I’d like to tag everyone but since I have to follow the rules (like I’ve been following) here are the lucky peeps

1) aida

2) CK

3) chow mei

4) mimi

5) sharon yong

Out and About

My exam is finally over! I need TV, novel, internet and a guitar now. I just want to waste my time and laze around the house for the rest of the holiday. I really hope I don’t have any supplements coz I’m so not in the mood to study during the holiday.

Nina and I went out right after the exam and we bloated ourselves at Pizza Hut. It feels good to get out after the exam. We went around searching for gift bags after Nina bought a couple of gifts. And at this store this woman was so rude. Oh well, I’m not gonna talk about it coz I don’t want to ruin a good day =) But then at another store, the shop assistants were so friendly. They helped Nina decorate her gifts. Such friendly people are hard to come by. Oh, and I finally got myself the Twilight novel. Really makes me look forward to the holiday.

Nina munching on a pizza

I like this drink…float…whatever

What's left of the food. sorry you have to see this =D

Chaotic Paper

I watched the sky twice on Sunday and on Monday during the sunset. Apparently, a triangle of Jupiter, Venus and the moon could be seen during sunset. It’s called a planetary conjunction. It was quite spectacular because the stars were so bright. On the first night, the moon was further away from both stars and on the second it was closer. Well, if you missed it, don’t worry, you can still catch it in 2013. Lol.

Today I had my toughest paper yet. The only question I can solve was question one part one. For the rest of the paper, I just wasted my time scribbling God knows what. I was having a panic attack by the second hour. I couldn't do anything. I kept rereading the questions hoping the answers will jump out of the paper. There's a high chance I'm not gonna pass it. Sigh.

Good Luck Guarantees A Pass

I just got back from my second paper. No comment.

I’ve been trying to find different ways to revise. One crazy idea I tried was writing on the wall. Guys, don’t try this at home coz your parents are going to kill you.

Scribble scribble on the wall

It is helpful in a way because you see it in front of you and it doesn’t fly like papers do. BUT, when it comes to ‘deleting’ it, it is nightmare! My eraser becomes shorter by half a centimeter erasing that part in the pic only. So, I got this stack of very thin papers that are so annoying because they always fly all over the place. Instead of writing directly on the wall, I stick the papers up and wrote on it. So I’m still writing on the wall in a way. Pretty stupid idea if you ask me.

Writing indirectly on the wall

In the end I switched back to the normal way – paper-on-desk.

A friend asked me why everybody wish everyone else good luck before an exam when it doesn’t help at all. Come to think of it, why?

Cross One Out

I just had my first paper. If only I had enough time…There were some questions that I skip and thought, “I’ll come back to it later.” But I never had time to look at them again. If I have an extra half hour, I can probably get extra 10 marks. This paper really doesn’t leave you to think much. What with the new no-reading-time rule. Immediately after the coordinator said, “You may start”, I ripped my question paper open and put pen on paper and was a running machine for 2 hours.

This week I’ll be busy talking about exam so if you are not interested, kindly come back after one week. I promise to talk about other things then. Nah, I’m just kidding. I don’t think I’ll have the time to talk at all this week.

This is how I revise with Nina with a portable white board.


Tagged by Sur

1. Take a recent picture of yourself or take a picture of yourself right now

2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture

3. Post that picture with NO editing

4. Post these instruction with your picture

5. Tag 5 people to do this

wth?! No editing? What's image processing for? =P

People I tag: aida - emma - ing - ichig0 - sharonY

2D Drum Kit

I found this which I think is neat. Try random mouse over. Sounds like pro!

THiNK maths

Thank God the presentation earlier was okay, at least that’s what I feel. I did a topic about Gaussian Function. But I only had time to finish my slides this morning. So I think my presentation was a bit messed up. Doesn’t matter. It’s over now. I have to admit I didn’t really understand most of what everyone’s saying, especially when they start talking about maths. Haha. So there were four guys from different companies who came to watch our presentation so we really had to do well. I’ll just leave you with some pictures that I took. Oh, and sorry Amir cause you had to run all the way from SHBIE to HEP just to find out that everything’s fixed. Thanks anyway =)
Jia Liang on image enhancement

Chun Ping, Shy Ni, Aden and Fakhriah

Chun Ping’s presentation

Haniff posing before his turn

I grabbed this from Nina’s Facebook =D

So now I can finally study for my exam. Whew.

He's The Master

Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the Tennis Masters Cup yesterday at Shanghai, China. The funny thing is he was the first player out last year at the same tournament. He lost all his matches in the round robin group with 0-3. This year, he’s the champion. What a turn of event it must’ve been for him. And too bad Roger Federer lost in the round robin matches. Well, at least my favourite player Nole win this time. I’ve been waiting forever for a win from him.


On a different note, tomorrow I have a presentation. I’m having a hard time trying to piece information together now. I keep editing my slides. It’s like nothing is good enough so I’m pretty much stuck here. Hope I don’t screw up the presentation tomorrow.

Radek Replaces Roddick

I think I just threw away one of my socks by accident. But that’s not the reason I’m writing today so let’s just move on.

The final for the UBD talent competition was held yesterday. Congratulations to Aman for winning. He’s really amazing. I love the finale. Other performances worth mentioning include the amazing violin performance, the dance crew, and I especially love the band We Are Not a Band simply because they are entertaining.

Me and Mimi at the Mall

All contestants on stage with hostess Maya

Alright, let’s go to Shanghai for the Tennis Masters update. Andy Roddick is injured and replaced by doomed alternate player Radek Stepanek. I don’t even know why he was chosen. His ranking is quite low. Roger Federer might loose to Andy Murray and be out of the game. Roger – the defending champion. Whatever happen to the Roger we all know? Oh yeah, Novak Djokovic lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – AGAIN! But I think win or loose, he proceeds to semi-final and Tsonga is out. Lucky for Djoko.

Sun and Beach

I went to the beach carnival at Muara beach yesterday with Mimi but we went there a bit late around 2pm so we kind of missed a lot of the earlier activities like limbo, aerobic, dance performances and such. But we were there up until the end so it was ok. My greatest regret is I didn’t get to ride the horse. Better chance next time.

We spent most of the time at the volleyball court. I actually just sit and watch those people play. The weather was quite ok because I thought it would be scorching hot. I actually had my sunscreen lotion with me. But maybe because it was already late afternoon that time we were there so the sun was setting. So to sum up, here are some pictures I took.

Beach volleyball in progress

Mimi saying hi to mr. pony

I wonder what's gonna happen if I sit on this horse

Before The Meeting

Photos taken by Nina at the basement cafe.

Quote from Nina: If the taboo thing happens, then it's okay because "we don't know anything".

Nina and me

Nina and Haniff

The Adventure of My Mind

I’ve skipped quite a number of classes lately, particularly OR and CA. So the guilt is finally catching up on me. But it doesn’t mean I’m not going to skip more in the future. I can’t promise myself that. Frankly speaking, even if I did attend lectures, I’ll end up day dreaming throughout the class. My attention span for lectures is extremely short. There is not much difference between my presence in class and my absence from it. Sometimes I feel like I’m not there at all. There must be another way to do this. Alright, enough said about class.

Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai starts on Sunday. If you’ve been catching up with any news other than the presidential election, you might have noticed that world no.1 Rafael Nadal is not playing the best of 8 this season. Tennis masters is the annual finale where the top eight players in the ATP Race compete in round robin matches to determine the best player of the season. The lucky Gilles Simon will take Nadal’s place instead. If you ask me, I think Roger Federer will be the champion once again. I can’t see any other players who can pull this off. Not Djokovic, not Murray and definitely not Roddick.

Paint Job

I thought I would finally relax once I get home but I was wrong. My sis is moving to her old room so there was much chaos going around at home last weekend. Once I got home, I had to help move some furniture and clean the room. Then, there was the fun part – painting. My sis chose two colors for the wall. Well, I took some shots of the process so here it goes.

My dad painting the first part of the wall

That was just half finished. The next day, we went to Petani mall to buy some stuff and I bloated myself with Jolibee food as usual.

Me and owner of new room at Jolibee

My brother Stephen

So later in the night, we painted the finishing touch. It’s just a design Sharon came up with.

Sharon hard at work

And finally, this is one of the finished walls. Looks good eh?

Recycled Menu

Fried mee + fried rice + sausage + popiah and repeat - the chronicles of breakfast at the hostel. I don’t want to elaborate further. You get what I mean.

Many people are having their exams now. I wish I have my exam earlier so that holiday comes faster. I have more than a month before I can taste freedom. At the mean time, I just have to study and hope for a pass. Well, I can’t believe I’m still worried about my project presentation. I wonder if Gauss was that stressed up when he was doing research on Gaussian function.

*Warning: Skip this if you’ve never heard of David Nalbandian or Nikolay Davydenko.

BNP Paribas Masters Series, France

Djokovic was defeated by Tsonga – again! I think Tsonga is not satisfied with his loss to Djokovic during the final of the Australia Open in January, even though he did beat him in the final of Thailand Open a month ago. So now all I have to cheer for is Federer so he better not loose to his upcoming opponent James Blake. And amazingly, the up and rising Argentinean star Juan Martin Del Potro lost in the 3rd round to Nalbandian. I hope Andy Murray follows his footstep soon =P

Connected Disconnected

Uploading a video can take ages, especially with my connection speed. After three failures and $10 down the drain, I gave in. You might be wondering what connection I am using that’s so bad. Well, actually, since I stay at the hostel, no e-speed for me. Nope, I didn’t get the broadband thingy. I just simply plug my phone to my laptop and voila, a connection established at 115.2 kbps. Not bad for me, except the expiry date for my phone’s credit is steadily getting to infinity. And the stupid cable is so sensitive. Just a touch of it can disconnect the connection.

So every time I’m online, I have to make sure I place the cable at a place where I won’t accidentally touch it. Oh, and I like to place my phone on the window sill which is two storey high so again, gotta be cautious. I don’t want my phone falling two-storey down the drain below. Maybe I should just get a Wave card or something. I don’t know why I like to do things the hard way.

By the way, I got a new teddy to go with my bed. Lol.. Thanks Sharon the sis!

And I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect capo but I can’t seem to find one that I like. So the search continues…Until then, I’m going bass.

Rain Again

It’s a Wednesday and it’s raining. You know what that means. No tennis yet again. Sigh. But I went to the sports complex anyway, to watch whatever’s going on. Yea, I got nothing better to do. There is squash competition. I didn’t know it’s still going on.

Oh, and the test yesterday, I’m so gonna flunk it. I didn’t study all, just enough hoping what I studied came out. Turned out all that I didn’t touch came out. Damn. I managed to write 6 lines of answers for the first question worth 20 marks. And then I left the rest blank. Like my paper is thinner than toilet paper. I might as well hand in a blank paper with my name written on it. I really don’t know what’s gotten into me.

Rain can be refreshing but it usually spoils the day. So I hope there’s no rain tomorrow or we can wave tomorrow’s activities bye-bye. Tomorrow activities = ‘car booth sale’ and ‘car wash’. Car wash for 5 bucks on a rainy day? The rain can wash a car for free! So you get what I mean. Hope tomorrow’s weather is fine.

Convo Exhibition

I went to the Chancellor Hall today with Nina and Fakhriah. We went from the side entrance so the first thing we saw was the Ideal booth. I was instantly attracted since I was hungry but we decided to explore the real thing first – the exhibition. We weren’t really interested in the career section so we went around looking at the ECA booths and what really attract us were the military cars on display at the entrance of the hall. The guy in charge let us go up the car so we climbed up and took some pictures.

The guy was like, “Hold both handles, place your back on the rest and rotate”. I placed my hands on the handles but then I couldn’t move the damn thing. So embarrassing.

^ That’s me looking like an idiot at the machine gun controller. That’s Nina at the back.

^ Taken inside the military truck

^ Nina and Fakhriah posing with the truck

There was a band playing, I think from Fonemik Club. The singer and lead guitarist are very talented.

Snap and It's Gone

There was a rumah terbuka at CLT earlier just now with food, performances and lucky draws. It was quite fun seeing people from all faculties gathering there. There were also many stalls for the convocation festivities so I can’t stop buying and eating. The performances were good, well, apart from the bad mic/speaker ensemble. I did take a lucky draw price but it wasn’t my number. It was Nina’s. She got the price!

But unfortunately, I didn’t go to the sport complex today. I wanted to play tennis but I had no partner so I didn’t go in the end. So I had dinner even though I felt so bloated from the festival but because I still have today’s coupon. So I came back dragging my feet up the stairs feeling exhausted and tortured from the food. After that, it was all relaxation: shower, movies, and not to mention, a new song on the guitar.

Speaking of guitar, my capo broke in half. Nina and I were in my room and we were playing guitar. I used the capo and while adjusting, and testing the strings, the capo broke in half and flew in different directions. I got a slight hit on my right wrist but thank God it didn’t hit us in the face. It’s so dangerous, worse than a snapping broken string I’m telling you. You do not wanna see broken metals flying in your direction. So, now I have to buy a new one. Sigh. There goes my good old capo.

my tortured capo

* A capo is something you clip on the fret of your guitar to change the key

Family's Best Friend

We let our family dog out yesterday and it was so happy it went crazy running around barking and zigzag-ing across the lawn. I seriously don’t know what goes on in the dog’s mind. You see, the dog hasn’t been let out in a looooonng time so we let it free for at least the whole afternoon. We’re not allowed to let it out on normal days because it’ll kinda scare people. So since it’s a Sunday, no customers so the dog’s free. The dog’s very tame, by the way.

I played with it for a while, treating it with crackers. And I tried in vain to teach it tricks. So much for my constant yelling, “Sit, Boi Boi, Sit!” But it’s either deaf or it goes by the saying “you can’t teach old dogs new tricks”. I guess it’s the latter.

“You think I’m stupid?”

I wanted to give Boi Boi more food but all I had was leftover pasta and more crackers so I tried the pasta and luckily it gobbled it down in a flash. Point to note, dogs like pasta, or at least mine does. After a while, I decided to lure it back to its so-big-it’s-comfortable cage but it sensed what I was about to do. Hmm, apparently not stupid at all.

The problem is his collar broke as you can see above. So using a leash is out of the question. I tried the breadcrumb trail method. The dog ate the crackers along the trail and I thought it’s working until it stopped dead right outside the cage’s door as it sensed the trap. It sniffed the crackers by the door and slowly and carefully reached out for it, snatched it and fled to safety to chomp down his prize. Correction: very clever indeed.

So in the end, I had to trick it with more crackers thrown in the cage so it’s more tempting. Boi Boi couldn’t resist it and went in. Halfway in, I quickly slam the door shut behind its butt. Lol. The dog tried to turn back but it’s too late. It did gave me the sad look. Nice attempt but not buying. Oh well, at least it has plenty of crackers to enjoy until its next meal.

Go Houses During Raya

Today is dubbed by Nina as Test-day. The tests were really tough, like alien tough. Probably because I didn’t study but I was sure the last question in Mechanics was an easy one. And for OR, I’ve never even heard of convex set. Ok, again, I didn’t read my notes. Apparently, it was there…somewhere.

So I went with the ‘CS Gang’ to their houses on Tuesday as well as today. Tuesday was the tiring one. We went from afternoon until 10pm from Brunei Muara all the way to KB and then to Tutong. I came back and managed to go online until 2am after that. Obviously I overslept for the morning class the next day (morning class was at 11am). Today, after two consecutive tests, my brain switched from overstress to ‘raya’ mode as we headed to Ka Rosni’s house and later to Hadri’s place.

I took some pictures on Tuesday but they’re just random pics in random houses:

For much better pics, go to Aida’s blog.

Sunday Cars

I just got back to hostel at 7pm. We wanted to go to our relatives’ houses earlier but there was a last minute change of plan coz dad had to work so we ended up going shopping instead. The traffic around our house was terrible. We live right by the main road so from our house, we can see the traffic all the way up to the U-turn in Lumut. It was so bad that we got stranded for about an hour from the beginning of the single lane road to the end of it (from Sungai Liang to Telisai).

So we left at around 1.30pm and only reached Bandar after two hours. Damn the stupid traffic. Everyone’s got a new car. And it seems like everyone’s on road today. But amazingly, the traffic was better at Gadong. Hmm…I guess people are just going from houses to houses. I’m not surprise car accidents happen more frequently than the past decades.

Oh, and I missed my friend’s open house today. Sorry Aden! But I hope you had a great time today.

All Said and Done

Today’s the first day of raya and I’m sure most people are celebrating out there. We’re actually quite the opposite. Last night, I slept around 5am. Well, that’s not exactly last night, is it? I woke up at 12 noon today. It’s not so bad after all. I don’t have to work today. Last night was crazy. Last minute raya rush and I barely slept.

We had Olivia Newton John’s songs turned on the whole night so I practically recognize her songs anywhere by now. I still might help out every now and then at my mum’s request though so I may still be busy. Amazingly, I still found time to study a pinch of Mechanics.

Oh, and I’ve watched Kiss of Death and I think it’s good. I recommend it for serious action movies fans only though.
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Holiday Season

Finally, semester break! Well, after tomorrow I mean. Can’t wait! Of course, to all my muslim friends, Selamat Hari Raya – in advanced. And all Maths major, don’t forget to study for the after-raya-tests! Haha. No, I’m not kidding >.<

But I won’t be having much fun this holiday T_T because I have to help my mum. It’s the time of the year, if you know what I mean. I just need good movies to go with it.

Hmm…I’d really like to watch the old classic Vampire’s Kiss. And also one of David Caruso rare movies - Kiss of Death. Oh, and I heard Desperate Housewives Season 5 is airing soon on American TV. Soon, like really soon, like maybe 28th. I can’t wait to watch it! I heard they have new actors for the Scavo kids and Bree’s son. Something like that. The very last scene of the very last episode of the last season was such a shock. So this new season better gives a good reason why that scene is what it is.

Complicated Test Paper

I had my complex test today. It’s very complex because I can’t answer most of the three questions. I got a semi-circle below the x-axis for question 2. Anyone has the same answer? I hope I get it correct. I sure don’t want to flunk it. But unfortunately for me, Maths is not over. I still have to do tables tonight for tomorrow’s enthusiastic lecturer.

“Do the koostion and bring it on Thursday. If you don’t come for this tutorial, you will fail.” That’s what he said.

So I headed to the male’s hostel for sungkai today with Mimi. This is my food. I know it’s common for the guys but it’s the first time I try this weird food. Everything’s raw, except the chicken chop and deep-fried mee on top. But of course it’s not called salad for nothing.

This is what Mimi ordered, her new regular: linguine. I still think the chicken is too salty.

The Book And The Unrelated Creature

Recently, I read ‘Angels and Demons’, one year after reading ‘The Da Vinci Code’. I know it’s kinda reversed but well, I didn’t get the chance to read this one in the first place. All I can say is I love it! Dan Brown really has a distinctive style. You know, naked body, a mystery, an investigation and a short timeline for the plot. The book reminds me of the ‘National Treasure’ trilogy, except of course in Cage’s movies, no dead body triggered an adventure.

And on a different note, can anyone tell me what kind of lizard is this? I found it just outside of my house. I thought it was a baby monitor lizard coz we have a lot of those creatures in our area.