Tuesday, December 13, 2005

1 Rittoru no Namida

1 Litre of Tears
Status: 11? episodes, still airing.

Synopsis: This is the story of 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya who was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Atrophy[did I spell that correctly? hmmm...] and her struggle to continue her life as normal as possible. The disease causes her to lose control of her body, leading to difficulty in walking, talking and even swallowing. This is based on a true story, published in a book under the same title, It was written by a girl who suffered from the same disease and died at the age of 25. At the end of each episodes, there would be pictures of the writer with her friends and family during various stages of her life. The series is also peppered with quotes from the book.

Eye candy: Ikeuchi Aya[Sawajiri Erika], Asou Haruto[Nishikido Ryo], Dr. Mizuno[Fujiki Naohito]

Why you should watch: If you like tearjerker stories, this one is for you. It's touching and heart-wrenching at the same time when you see how hard Aya tries to lead a normal life... How she continues to go to a normal high school eventhough she had to use a wheelchair... How she had to give up a lot of things because of the disease...And she faced it all with a smile on her face. I think Sawajiri Erika did a good job in potraying Aya. And this is her first drama if I'm not mistaken. If you do decide to watch this drama, prepare a box of tissues nearby. It'll come in handy :P

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Ergh my feet hurts..All because of playing dance mat for how long? 3 hours? wahah and I am still the worst student of Cikgu Dina..What a great way to exercise :p

Thanks Dina, Aida, Baby & Mimi for the fun afternoon!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hooked on TV

I won't update about the raya celebrations. It's been done by everyone. Plus I haven't got any pictures to share..
I'd rather update on the current shows I'm watching. Hishh..got hooked on a couple of new shows..Well, almost the whole flat is currently glued to the screen every evening after dinner :p

1. Prison Break
A new show in the US about Michael, who purposely got himself into prison for the purpose of breaking his brother out of the prison. He believes his brother, who is on the death row for killing the Vice President's brother, to be innocent. This guy's one brilliant strategist and he has planned their escape well. But no plan is ever perfect. There're bound to be hitches sometime. Nonetheless, he's pretty confident of his plan because he helped design the prison hahah...This show stars Wentworth Miller[the younger brother in Dinotopia] as Michael. isk..that's the only name I could remember..heheh..Pretty interesting because we know he's a good guy who had to mix with the bad guys to get things done. There's conspiracy working in the background as well to keep you wondering who really killed the VP's brother..

2. Supernatural
Another show about brothers. This time Dean[Jensen Ackles] and Sam[Dean in Gilmore Girls] are brothers trying to find their missing father and their mother's killer. At the same time, they work as 'ghostbusters', killing evil and help protect other innocent people. People who don't know that they should be afraid of the dark because there are real monsters. One line said by Sam goes something like "When I said to Dad there's a monster in my closet, he gave me a 9mm." So far, I've watched 2 episodes and each one's like watching a short horror movie. The 1st was the scaries so far, maybe because it reminded me of one of the ghost stories we often hear back home...The show got me hooked because I want to find out what thing killed their mother, and what other ghost stories that the director can come up with..It also helped that the 2 brothers are kakkoi :p

3. Amazing Race 8
This one's the family edition. 10 teams of 4 compete against each other for $1M. It's supposed to be a race around the world, but so far they're still racing in the US. Which is pretty boring because one of the main reason I watch this show is because of the participants visit to other foreign countries. But I'd still watch to see whether they do get out of the US. Plus, they have some cameos by past seasons' participants...

4. Hana Yori Dango
Well, looks like I got the whole flat hooked on this series..Now all of us would be waiting impatiently for the next episodes..and the subtitles as well.. Arfa pon dah terpengaruh..haha..

Hmm..that's 4...and then there's the usual staple of CSI, CSI:NY and Desperate Housewives episodes to watch..And I'm still mulling over watching Medium. I watched the 1st season, and I'd like to see what happens in the 2nd one..but it looks like I've got a lot on my plate for now..

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Selamat Hari Raya!

Wishing all muslims a happy eid this Thursday[or whatever day you're celebrating..]

Maaf zahir batin..

Nak kuih raya...duit raya..ketupat..rendang..lemang.. haha...

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Hana Yori Dango

Ever heard of the Taiwanese series Meteor Garden? It was quite famous a couple of years back. Did you know it was based on a Japanese manga called Hana Yori Dango? Well, it looks like there's now a Japanese version of the drama as well. Currently airing in Japan, this drama stars Matsumoto Jun, Mao Inoue, Oguri Shun etc. [Those are the only names that I could remember hahah]

I've read the manga, but I haven't watched MG. So I can only make the comparison with the manga. So far so good. The story sticks to the manga. The actors & actresses seems to potray the character as depicted in the manga. And it has quite a good theme song as well.. the christmassy Wish sung by Arashi.

What's this story about? Well, to summarise, it's actually the love story between Makino Tsukushi and Domyouji Tsukasa. Tsukasa's the leader of F4, the rulers[or more accurately, the flowers- Flower4] of Eitoku Gakuen. Tsukushi hates her school and went up against Tsukasa when he tried to bully her friend. As a result, Tsukushi's high school life turned to hell as she was 'red-tagged' by F4. Unexpectedly, the bratty and baka Tsukasa began to fall in love in with Tsukushi, while Tsukushi has a secret crush on Hanazawa Rui[the cool member of F4].

This manga is funny because of the ways Tsukasa tried to win Tsukushi's heart. But it also has some endearing and heartwarming moments. Not to forget the fact that it has some moral lessons as well. The heroine is also not some brainless bimbo, but a strong willed and determined girl. I think that's what make it different from other shoujo mangas. The art in this story gets better at the end. You can actually see the difference quite clearly. Compare the drawings in the first volume and the last. Heh..it's totally different.

Back to the drama, Oguri Shun as Hanazawa Rui is totally cool hahah.. Inoue played Tsukushi quite well. And Matsujun..haha I can only laugh at his hairstyle..but his acting is not bad. The settings and costumes in this drama is also good. They really dressed the students up in branded goods[Omega watches, Chanel handbags etc] and have them drive expensive cars. Must have got lots of companies to sponsor them heh..Oh and I love the scene where Tsukushi punched Tsukasa..ahaha..

Saturday, October 22, 2005


You Are 60% Boyish and 40% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

apeni?? hahaha...

Finally able to log in to my blog account..got this test from yatie's blog. Did a lot of other tests, but the results are not as interesting as this one..haha..

Oh yea, I noticed I've been tagged by Dina..

7 things I plan to do before I die
1. bertaubat - seriously..what else would you do..
2. be a millionaire - don't think this is possible tho with my current spending habits
3. travel around the world - visit places that I've never been to
4. have a satisfying job
5. have a happy family
6. meet up with long-lost friends
7. watch all these things I've downloaded [actually ran out of idea here hahah..]

7 things I cannot do
1. Ride a bike/motorcycle
2. Eat lots of veggies
3. Not fall asleep in lectures
4. Fly
5. Sew a dress
6. Cooking complicated recipes
7. Running - I'm so not healthy :P

7 things I can do
1. sleep..a lot..
2. read a novel non stop from cover to cover
3. watch loads of movies
4. shopping - when I'm in the mood..
5. downloading lots of things til my laptop runs out of space
6. sleep...again.. - see how much I love sleeping?
7. eat lots of chocolates

7 celebrity crushes
1. Akanishi Jin
2. Orlando Bloom
3. Dohmoto Koichi
4. Ueda Tatsuya
5. Takizawa Hideaki
6. Nagase Tomoya
7. Ninomiya Kazunari

haha..I bet most of you would not recognise these names..shows where my current taste in music/movies is at..

Alifah: buah hati ko tader a dalam list hahaha

7 often-repeated words at the moment
1. Sejuknyeeee...
2. Isk...
3. -lah..
4. alaaa..
5. haha <--when typing only
6. hmmm
7. oohh..

7 things that attract me to the opposite sex
1. eyes
2. teeth
3. face
4. personality
5. hands..the fingers especially
6. sense of dressing
7. intelligence

7 tags to go
1. Arfa
2. Yatie
3. Alifah
4. Adilla
5. Asma'
6. Baby
7. Azmir

Saturday, October 15, 2005

another update?

Your Brain's Pattern

You have a dreamy mind, full of fancy and fantasy.
You have the ability to stay forever entertained with your thoughts.
People may say you're hard to read, but that's because you're so internally focused.
But when you do share what you're thinking, people are impressed with your imagination.

Some people are bugging me[in the tagboard] for an update..so here's one after a month of silence haha..

I'm back in the gloomy city of London. I've adjusted to the new home..but still hate the central heating..which doesn't seem to work at all. Anyone who wants to freeze themselves are welcomed ;P...thank goodness we still can get hot water..and the net keeps disappearing on me & my housemates..kalah biskut chipsmore..

Hurm..what else is there to write about? Fasting has started more than a week ago..I'm officially the house alarm clock..When I wasn't around, no one woke up for sahur..hahah..Ermm..tomorrow's the pic-taking day for Raya pics to be sent to newspaper..Baju mane yer nak pakai..hahah..

Ergghh..why can't I use torrent? It makes things so difficult..Clubbox is only good for certain types of files..Plus, it's hard to read Korean when you haven't learnt it at all.. haha..

This is more like a collection of ramblings haha..So Dilla, is this a good enough update?

Oh, a happy Ramadhan to all~

Friday, September 16, 2005

Random songs

Well...after more than a month of neglect, I'm back[not sure for how long :p]
Since I've uploaded this song for some friends, I'll post the links here too so that it's not wasted. Don't blame me though if it's already expired. It's valid for a week or 25 downloads, whichever comes first. I wonder if someone could actually guess whose songs is this :p

One Day, One Dream - This is a song from Inuyasha, I think...
True Heart
Ikanaide - My favourite...

Monday, August 08, 2005

Crazy about chocolate

Everything in this room is *eat*able. Even I'm *eat*able. But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact *frowned* upon in most societies.
- Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I know I promised to watch this movie with several people, but the temptation was too great. Sorry, you guys...

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Suicide by a plane? [spoilers for Stealth]

Watched the movie Stealth yesterday. Exceptional special effects. That's the most memorable thing about the movie. Beside the fact that the AI plane committed suicide. Why ah? The plane could actually just shoot down the helicopter. No need to ram into it. If the 'machine gun' [dunno exact name of weapon] on the plane can be used to shoot down fighter jets, why not use it on a helicopter? Ish ish...


Setelah penat mencari, terjumpe jugak akhirnye translation lagu kat bawah ni..ntah btol ntah tidak orang tu translate..sbb aku x tau bahse jepon, anggap jela betol

Bond[tibe2 teringat James Bond le pulak ;P]

Even if I think about the future as much as I can
It's impossible for a person to see the real future
Something gets stuck in the gap of my heart
I just keep on making errors

It's okay if it's one step at a time, just don't let go of my hand
The steps that we took together, you are going to keep on living
Even if I keep on withdrawing until I crumble,
The bond of that time, that place, will never disappear

Inside the flowing time, I try not to lose anything
The real thoughts that collide when we pass by
Her feelings that soaked in her heart
Our encounter was the miracle that I seek

The pain that refuses to stand still
The light that's seen inside is always connected
It's okay if you lie, You can let your tears flow
The bond of that time, that place, will never disappear

It's okay if it's one step at a time, just don't let go of my hand
The steps that we took together, you are going to keep on living
Even if I keep on withdrawing until I crumble,
The bond of that time, that place, will never disappear

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


By Kamenashi Kazuya[copyrighted to him/his record label?Certainly not mine]

Saki no koto dore hodo ni kan gaete itemo
hontou no koto nante dare ni mo mienai
ku-haku kokoro ni nanika ga tsumatte
ayamachi bakari kuri kaeshiteta

ippo zutsu de iisa kono te wo hanasazuni
tomo ni ayunda kimi ga iki tsuzuketeru kara
boroboro ni narumade hikisakarete itemo
ano toki no ano basho kienai kono kizuna

nagare yuku toki no naka ushina wanu youni
su re chigai butsu katta hontou no kimochi
kokoro ni shimiteku aitsu no omoi ni
deaeta koto ga motometa kiseki

tachi domaru koto sae dekinai kurushisa no
naka ni mieta hikari tsunagatte iru kara
usotsui tatte iisa namida nagashite iikara
ano toki no ano basho kienai kono kizuna

ippo zutsu de iisa kono te wo hanasazuni
tomo ni ayunda kimi ga iki tsuzuketeru kara
boroboro ni narumade hikisakarete itemo
ano toki no ano basho kienai kono kizuna

-Dunno what it means. I just like this song. Does anyone knows what it means? I'd like to put the song up, but the one mp3 I have contains lots of screaming fans. I don't think other people would like to hear that ;P

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What ghost?

Thanks to Rima, I can now watch Gokusen 2.. Alifah jangan jeles ye!

One ghost story I'd tell all of you guys to miss is The Ghost Inside. Not scary. Pretty slow. Even the ghost is not scary at all. Oh ok this might be due to my 'high tolerance' for ghost stories ;P . Heck, the subtitles are scarier. I can't imagine what level of malay language did the translator have. Same goes for Gokusen 2. My malay might not be up to sastera standard, but I do know that the phrase 'leave it to me' does not mean 'hantar kepada saya'. I feel like whacking him/her in the head. Aih..even the fansubbers who did the translation jobs for free pay more attention to their language than these paid workers. Hish maybe I should spend my summer working part-time as translators for movies? Anybody know where I can sign up?

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Ringgit unpegged

As of Thursday, Bank Negara has decided to remove the ringgit peg to US dollar after China decided to do so. Some say it's a timely move which should have been done a long time ago[reason:RM is undervalued]. For me, it's good news and bad news rolled into one. Although value of RM would probably remain at the present level in the short term, it'll probably rise in the long term. Good news - sterling would be cheaper to buy. Bad news - converting sterling to RM would give less RM than before. Probably those with sterlings are rushing to convert them to RM now before the rate falls further. I know one lady did. My mom saw her exchanging lots of sterling the other day. Good move? Probably. If what they say about RM being undervalued is true. But then, reading today's paper showed that RM actually fell against sterling? haha..Looks like we have to wait and see. To Asma' - RM rose against Euro. So what are you going to do?

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Request granted ;P

See..an update already..nice of me to grant Dilla's request ;P

It's been quite a while since I wrote about what I was watching/reading. Did a movie marathon yesterday with Baby. Managed to catch Fantastic 4 [not bad] and Amityville Horror[boring..was yawning thru out the movie. Baby too..]. Watched Initial D last week with the usual people..I like the racing scenes. Found it a bit strange to see Japanese names written in the subtitles when the names spoken is totally different. Takumi -> Ah hoi? or something like that hahah..And the credits were also very detailed. They named every character on the screen I think. Eventhough their names were never mentioned at all during the movie. So rajin..

Been on a Japanese drama-watching binge for the last few days. Gokusen was fun. A bit like GTO, only this time it's a female teacher, Yamaguchi Kumiko @ Yankumi. Some[or is it a lot?] corny jokes. Very fake fighting scenes, especially when it's Yankumi who was doing the fighting. The fact that Sawada Shin is cute helped a lot ;P . Now watching Kimi wa Petto, promoted by Alifah. Very cute story hahah.

Finally got my hands on Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy - Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. Even read Creature in the Case, the sequel. Riveting read. Kept me awake til morning [though for those who know me, it's not something strange :P]. I like the fact that magic and technology could exist in one world, albeit magic only works well in the Old Kingdom. I think he managed to describe a teenager's feeling quite accurately. All those emotions muddling up the thought process..the search to find a place to belong in the world..

Then there was Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Intriguing read. It's like a story within a story within a story... There were 6 stories, connected to each other. It progressed from the past[19th century] to the future. Each story was cut abruptly when it was getting interesting, until the final one, where it then continued with the one before it. Amazing how the author managed to create different atmosphere for each chapter. Found the final chapter the hardest to read. Might be caused by the strange way the dialogues were written...

Uh hmm time to continue watching Kimi wa petto ;P

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Steamy shows?

NST today carried an article about censorship of steamy shows on Astro. I can't find the article on the online version of NST but The Star did carry one online. It's here. But the quote I wanted to highlight is not there. So you have to go and read the hard copy version of NST.

What's so interesting? I'm sure most people already know that our country does have some ridiculous laws on censorship, which make watching a movie here soo interesting. But this one annoys me because the minister categorised The Amazing Race under steamy shows. Wahaha makes me wonder what kind of shows he watched everyday. Other shows mentioned are Fear Factor (ok this one does sometimes have very scantily clad participants but not always..), and The Apprentice (but I thought this one's already being aired on national TV??) Aih..very strange. I do wonder on what basis his statement was made. Maybe because the participants always wear 'sexy' clothing?

Censorship..makes me thankful for p2p programs ;P

Thursday, July 07, 2005

London in chaos

Whew..I'm back in Malaysia. The first thing that anyone coming back from UK would notice would be the temperature. It's so hot and humid. Somehow I think sweat evaporates quicker in London :P

Uh I'm actually writing this after I read the news about blasts at major tube stations this morning in London. The whole underground, or more fondly known as the tube system, was shut down. King's Cross, Edgware Road and Russel Square were among the stations affected by the blasts. Speculations ran from power failure, trains colliding and of course, the eternal favourite of terrorist attack. BBC reported there were several fatalities. How many? It still hasn't been confirmed. Scotland Yard also confirmed one bus were blown up. I just can't imagine being stuck in London when all major public transportations were shut down. Luckily, I'm safe and sound here in KL. I guess this would mean a bit of an extra revenue for cab drivers?
I just hope that this would not result in more strict procedures when I'm returning to the UK at the end of September.

All this happened after London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, beating France in the final round of voting. Hmm would London still win the bid if these incidents happen before the voting process?

Sunday, June 26, 2005

finally updated

Sorry for the lack of updates. My laptop crashed and now I have to rely on the school's comp lab to do my surfing. Haih no more downloading movies for me. Luckily I'll be back in Malaysia this thursday. Can't wait to go home. Miss all the food. Not the weather tho because London itself was very hot this past couple of days. Even Paris was hot. And most of the places here and there lack air conditioning!!!

Eh why Paris again? Because my parents and my youngest bro came for a week's holiday here. So it's a must to visit Disneyland! Now I got the chance to ride all the rollercoasters that I missed last time. Space Mountain 2 and Rock n' Rollercoaster were really cool. (but of course, they cannot beat all the coasters in Universal Mediterranea ;p). The weather was very hot, it's like I was back in Malaysia. Thank goodness they have air conditioning in most of the shops and restaurants. Bile panas je masok kedai la jawabnye heheh...And as a result of the hot weather, there was a storm on the last day we were in Paris, which caused a power failure. We were stuck in the Eurostar train for almost 2 hours! But as a compensation, they offered us all a free single journey or a half price return ticket. So sape nak pegi naek eurostar ajak la ye hehe

London's on sale again! Yea!! Summer sale has begun for most of the shops. Now I can and I will go shopping for souvenirs (and for myself ;P)..

oh yea, thanks for all the birthday wishes..but where are the presents? ahahaha

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Tagged by Alifah

Total volume of music files on my computer:
751mb only. Not much..

Last CD I bought:
Can't remember. Must have been one of those stupid cheap stuff a.k.a cetak rompak haha

Song playing right now:
None. I seldom play any music. Prefer to keep the peace and quietness. Haha as if. Especially with a stupid neighbour like mine...

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me:

1. Melissa by Porno Grafitti - Fullmetal Alchemist first OP.
2. Mockingbird by Eminem
3. It's Only The Fairytale by Miyamura Yuuko - Mai-HIME soundtrack.I like the lyrics and the haunting music
4. Work by Jimmy Eat World
5. 12:51 by The Strokes

Five people to whom i'm passing the baton:
1. Drog
2. Asma'
3. Baby
4. Dina
5. Arfa

-isk esok ade paper pon sempat lg buat mende nih-

Saturday, May 14, 2005

wasting time..

Your Birthdate: June 26

Your birth on the 26th day of the month (8 energy) modifies your life by increasing your capability to function and succeed in the business world.

In this environment you have the skills to work very well with others thanks to the 2 and 6 energies combining in this date.

There is a marked increase in organizational, managerial, and administrative abilities.

You are efficient and handle money very well.

You're ambitious and energetic, while generally remaining cooperative and adaptable.

You are conscientious and not afraid of responsibility.

Generally sociable and diplomatic, you tend to use persuasion rather than force.

You have a wonderful combination of being good at both the broad strokes and the fine detail; good at starting and continuing. This birthday is practical and realistic, often seeking material satisfaction.

often seeking material satisfaction - wahahaha part ni yang paling tepat sekali..

Monday, May 09, 2005


So this is my timetable for the upcoming exams, less than 2weeks to go

19 May - EC102:Econs
23 May - MA100:Mathematical methods
26 May - MA103:Introduction to Abstract Maths
6 June - ST102:Statistics

Wish me luck for the exams...UUhh ohh.. panic mode setting in..Haven't done enough revision yet

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Sunday, May 01, 2005

I love strawberries...

Strawberries! How I love to eat them. Now that the weather is warmer, there are more strawberries on sale than before. Most stalls along the route to LSE sell the berries at GBP1 for 2 packets. Hmm..here's some fun facts about strawberries that I found on the net

Strawberries give your body the nutrients (antioxidants, folate and potassium) it needs to maintain a healthy heart.

Ever eaten a double strawberry? Legend holds that if you break it in half and share it with a member of the opposite sex, you will soon fall in love with each other.

Strawberries have anti-cancer compounds. Those eating the most strawberries were three times less likely to develop cancer compared to those eating few or no strawberries.

In animal studies, researchers have found that strawberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related related declines in brain function. Could work for human as well I guess..

Thursday, April 28, 2005


I'm well on my way to recovery. A week of doing nothing except sleeping my head off after eating the medication would do that I guess. Thanks for the get well messages. Hmm sape tau camne nak ilangkan parut2 yang ade nih?

Argh I need motivation!! Somebody please tell me that I should be studying. Exams would start in less than a month!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

official diagnosis(sp?)

Ok, I've been officially diagnosed as having rubella. Apekah? Soo strange. I thought I had been vaccinated during my primary schooldays? There's no medication prescribed. I've only been told to rest at home for 5 days. Luckily enough it's still the holidays so I don't have to miss any classes. Now how am I supposed to do my assignments? Haha...

sick again..

Aargh i've caught something else now. There's red rashes all over my body. Even the doctor's not sure what's the cause. As a result, I can't sleep very well because it itches so much. What's more troubling is the rashes have crept up to my face. And even my scalp. Damn. I certainly don't know what to do..

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Is this me?

Likable, if a bit angst-ridden. You're nice to everyone around you, even if it is only so that they'll like you back since you can't deal with your own weaknesses.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Spain 3-7 April 2005...

What a wonderful time we had in Spain. I admit that it was a bit stressful at times, especially when making sure everyone was on time to catch the train..but all in all, I really enjoyed myself there. Especially at Universal Studios Mediterranea: Port Aventura.

We didn't have much time to explore Barcelona. So, only a few places were visited such as the famous (and incomplete) Sagrada Famillia, a very hideous (only I thought it was ugly, it reminds me of some alien's nest..) and gigantic church built by Barcelona's famous architect, Gaudi. Only Acad&Aimi decided to waste their energy and money climbing the towers. Other people spent their time shopping for souvenirs in front of the building.

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Sagrada Famillia or the sacred family

We visited several other Gaudi's building where some of it looks like a candy house in children's fairy tales books.

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One of Gaudi's fairy tale-like building..

There's also Mirador de Colom, a monument built in appreciation of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America. At the top of the tower, you can see a magnificent view of Barcelona, but unfortunately for us, it was already closed when we arrived there.

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What would a trip to Barcelona mean if we didn't sample some Spanish dishes? We had our lunch by the beach, under the sun's strong glare at noon. Silly of us. Now you know why we came back with a tan :P. We didn't get to eat tapas tho..

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Paella yang sangat laa masin sekali..dibelanje oleh aimi ngn acad sbb jadi photographer diorang..hahah

An old town, it was once called Imperial Taragon as it was the capital of Roman empire (that's what the pakcik on the train said anyway). But that's not the main reason we went there. It's for a visit to Port Aventura, the only Universal Studios in Europe. The rides was marvellous, especially the rollercoasters. Stampida was the best!

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Mimi, Baby & I in front of one of the shops..

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Dragon Khan with its 8 loops looked terrifying enough, but we survived the ride.

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Ini rollercoaster kanak2 sebenanrnye..hahaha..

Then there's Tutuki Splash, where we certainly got wet. Some 'clever' people used raincoats sold outside the ride. Tak thrill la camtu..hahah..

By the way, Arfa and I also managed to do some shopping at the market in front of our hotel. We bought a sling bag each, one blue and one black. Heh my old bag decided to fall apart on its own during the first day in Barcelona.

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Notice the same pattern but different colours?


Dah tukar gambar dah.

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Friday, April 08, 2005


Back in Bankside! Who would have thought that I would return with a tan after only 5 days in Spain? And it wasn't only me. I think everyone got suntanned (burnt in some cases). Nobody thought of bringing sunblock. Plus, we had our lunch directly under the sun at noon!
Really had a great time in Barcelona and Tarragona. Love their weather, but not their food. It tends to be a tad too salty for our taste. Maybe we have been exposed to bland english food for too long. Hahah..
POrt Aventura was awesome. I rode all the rollercoasters more than once. In fact, we rode the Dragon Khan thrice in a row, just to pose for pictures. This coaster was supposed to be scary with 8 loops in total, but seeing that we could ride it three times in a row, it couldn't have been that scary...
More updates later when I've uploaded all the photos.

Sunday, April 03, 2005


Off to Barcelona, Spain today on the 2.30 pm flight. Will be back on 7 April. Hope they don't close all the shops as signs of mourning for the dead pope.


Galway, a place with beautiful scenery and nice food (coz Dilla's a great cook!)
Visited lots of beautiful places. We even followed a guided tour bus to get to several places in Galway. Climbed to the top of a cliff, entered a limestone cave and had a picnic by the seaside. One thing the tour made me realised that Ireland is one rocky island. Heh somebody even said "Datang Ireland tengok batu je la.."
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nice seaside view..

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cliffs of moher, very beautiful tp gayat...

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cliff lagi

Friday, April 01, 2005


Or more commonly known as Cork in English. This city claims to be Europe's capital of culture. Why and how they claim it I don't exactly know. You have to ask the people of Cork I guess. Cork is surrounded by hills. By that I mean most of the residential areas are on hills, but the city itself is on relatively flat ground. That meant we had to walk uphill from the city centre to get to Asma',Nadia and Husna's house.

We spent only 2 nights at Cork, and since our visit coincided with the Easter holidays, not a lot of shops were open. Luckily, the Blarney Castle was open to the public all year round. So, I had the chance to visit the castle with its famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that a witch gave the stone to the lord of the castle. And if you kiss the stone, you'll gain the gift of eloquence. The stone is situated at the top of the castle and to get there, you have to climb a spiral staircase. The staircase was narrow and quite steep. Not suitable at all for claustrophobic and altophobic people. The view from the top of the castle, however, made the climb worthwhile. If you're wondering, I didn't kiss the stone. First, it would be a 'khurafat' (I think that's the word..too lazy to explain, plus my religious knowledge is not that good) Second, you have to actually lie down on your back before you can kiss the stone and there would be a guy helping you into position. Who would want to do that? Third, I can't differentiate the stone from the normal stone surrounding it. Sure, it's a bit shiny and smooth, but then it could be because there were several thousands,even millions of people who have kissed the stone and in that process, eroding the surface of the stone, making it smooth.
Around the castle, there were also some druidic ruins such as a druid's cave, a sacrificial altar and a witch's kitchen. There was also a set of wishing steps where if you make a wish before climbing the step, it would come true. Heh, if things were that easy, I would have been a millionaire by now :P

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the famous Blarney Castle..

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would my wish come true? hmmm..

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Baile Atha Cliath

The city of Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland. I didn't exactly spend a lot of time touring the city centre. Rather, I spent my time around Dublin. First off was a visit to Howth, a small seaside town. Nice view of the sea. We got to see Ireland's Eye. No, it's not a giant ferris wheel like the one in London. Instead, it's a small island of the coast of Ireland. Don't know why they called it Ireland's Eye though. We had a picnic by the seaside (there's no beach, so it's not a picnic on the beach). The wind was so cold! Yat and I was just wearing a thin piece of jacket because we thought it's going to be as warm as London. What a mistake! Hahah..There was an unforgettable incident with a dog and a bus, but I won't tell it here. Only the people involved would know what happened. Hahaha..

Pic at a marina, Howth

Next, we stopped by Malahide Castle. It's quite a small one compared to most of the castles in the UK. We didn't even go inside, just took some pics around the castle. Another unforgettable incident happened. This one I'll tell. The castle is famous for its 'Lady in White' ghost (as opposed to Lady in Green ghost in our school..hahah..) Now, Nana kept mentioning about this Lady a.k.a. the penunggu of this castle. Suddenly, she heard her phone rang. What's the significance, you think? It's normal for a phone to ring, right? Wrong! Her phone never rang before. It just vibrated. When it rang, she was so surprised and freaked out a bit. Hahah. When we left the castle, her phone went back to normal i.e. it didn't ring but just vibrated when there's a call. Wasn't that a bit mysterious?

Powerscourt Garden was our next stop. We left early in the morning for this beautiful garden about 20km outside Dublin. It's such a beautiful place. I think a film was made there but I'm not sure which one. Unfortunately for us, not all the flowers are in bloom. If not, the visit would have been made more memorable. We also walked for more than an hour to the waterfall, said to be the highest in Ireland. It's really beautiful. Subhanallah. The magnificent view totally made up for the torture of walking uphill for most of the time. It's like DoE with nice clothes (I think Shila was the one who said this). And some unlucky people even got chased by a dog. Hahah..

Powerscourt gardens

Beautiful waterfall

Other places in Dublin that I visited were:

Book of Kells in Trinity College - an exhibition on old manuscripts found in Ireland. I think all of the books was about Christianity. Their library of old books is totally huge! I really want a library like that!

St. Stephen's Green Park - A park in the middle of Dublin. Almost similar to Hyde Park but a bit smaller.

The flowers are blooming..

Various people's houses around Dublin - Zazoo's, Aisyah's, Aliyya's, Nana's & Shila's. Spent a night in each of their houses except Aliyya's. I want a house like Aliyya's!

Gathering dgn stfians 9701 di Ire except asma', termasuk penyibuk Wan Aisyah ngn Yat ahaha..

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Post from Ireland

I'm writing this in Nana's room in Trinity Hall, Dublin. Nice hall. Will be back in London tomorrow on the 8 am flight. I think it's going to be the same flight as the guys. Had a nice time visiting Dublin, Cork and Galway. Posts on those when I get back to London with nothing to do. I'll upload pics later too.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Sunny days..

Well, sunny days have finally arrived in London. Looks like spring is beginning. I love the fact that I don't have to wear thick coats to class anymore. But I hate the fact that the sunshine is so bright..Silau laa...heheh dasar manusia x bersyukur sungguh..My class officially ended at 3pm today. And now I'm on a five-week easter vacation. Yeay! No more lectures and classes. But still have to study because the exam's are coming....
I'll be off to Dublin on Tuesday morning and will be back on 30 March, before flying out to Barcelona on 3 April..heheh hope the trips will go smoothly. x sabarnye nak jalan2!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

wake-up call at 2.29AM

Ciss celake sungguh manusie yg telah menyebabkan fire alarm berbunyi pada pukul 2.19 pagi. Aku tengah sedap2 tido skali terdengar bunyi alarm yg bising dan bingit giler. Memang nak pekak la kan rasenye. Siot2. Aku tak berpuas hati betol la nih. Dahla management tak hantar2 email explanation ape punca fire alarm tu. Haih aku rase orang yang menyebabkan alarm ni berbunyi memang dah kene sumpah banyak kali aa..

Sementare tu, happy belated birthday utk Rima & Nash. Aku tak sure le diorang bace blog ni ke tak. And happy becoming birthday utk Aida & Zuwa. Si Zuwa ni telah menghilangkan telefonnye maka takleh la aku nak mengabiskan free minutes menelefon die macam aku telepon Rima hari tu. Huh ramainye orang yang dah tua..

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Final weekend

Yeay! The weekend's finally here. This is the final one till Easter hols. Can't wait for the holidays to start. Hum but before that I still have another week of classes and lectures to go.

My Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell book finally arrived yesterday. I've been waiting eagerly to read this book after reading lots of good reviews about it. But, that damn thing is so heavy and big. About 800 pages, and it's a hardback copy. This means I can't be reading while lying down on the bed. Hmm well it's supposed to be bad for your eyes anyway (reading while lying down, not reading a book :P). So looks like I'm going to spend my weekend buried in this book. Oh plus enjoying the new season of Amazing Race, which I finally got after a week. This laptop kept giving me 'delayed write error' messages. Anyone knows how to rectify this? This season got Rob & Amber from Survivor. If they manage to win, they're sure going to be one rich couple. They already have $1.5 million among them. Man, how I wish I had that much money..

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Movie update..


Great movie. Watching Keanu Reeves as Constantine still reminds me of Neo in matrix. I read somewhere that his character is supposed to be British, but I don't think it's a british accent coming out of his mouth. The story's a bit merepek (well, they did adapt it from a comic book). Tells about John Constantine, a guy who can see demons and worked as a demon hunter to save his soul from being sent to hell. Demons are becoming more common in the world and he's worried. Then, there's Angie Dodson, a police detective who thought there was something wrong with her twin's death. She doesn't think it's suicide although everyone else thinks so. Apparently, her twin could see things as well. So, she turned to JC (malasnye nak taip name die ni,panjang sangat) for help. Together, they uncovered a sinister plot of demons trying to take over the world. Bla showdown bla exorcism bla death bla bla. Go watch la. A question to people who have watched the movie, is Gabriel supposed to be a woman or a man in that movie?


Is this supposed to be the Hollywood remake of the french movie by Luc Besson? If it is, then don't waste your time watching this. Go watch the french version instead. It's more fun. Though if you prefer watching hot chicks, this movie would be fine. It has Gisele Bundchen(supermodel and Leonardo di Caprio's girl?) playing a thief. Oh but be warned, the main actress is not a model though, it's Queen Latifa.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Weekend update

Hmm quite a happening weekend for last week

First up was the LSE MSS Nite thing, which was supposed to start at 7pm which actually meant 8pm Malaysian time :P . And to think we actually rushed because we thought we were late (we as in Nun, Bob, Yat, Wei Ting, Kasya and me). Baby, Aida, Drog, Mimi, Siewch, Natte' and Shasa were the first group to perform. They did very well indeed but they couldn't beat the Indian dance performed by two girls which won the first prize. They were so energetic and I wonder how they were able to keep it up for almost 10 minutes I think. Must have been a great way to exercise. There were then a few sketches and songs. Jin(Kasya said he looked like Radhi OAG) was pretty unlucky because the overhead projector failed in the middle of his presentation. Even the audience were dissappointed when we were told that the problem couldn't be rectified. It was a really fun presentation. After the nite ended, we thought of watching a movie but ended up talking/gossiping till late at nite in my room. Oh, and we played on ebay as well. Nun actually won a bid on a 100ml bottle of J'adore perfume.

The next day, Nun went out with Bob to Harrod's, just for the sake of buying Krispy Kreme donuts. Heh I think you could actually get them form Sainsbury's or Tesco. I decided to cook up some mihun soto and luckily, it turned out ok. That night, we watched Jackie Chan's 'New Police Story'. We almost didn't finished watching it because of technical difficulties. First, my laptop refused to play the dvd after about 10 minutes. Then we went to Yat's room to use her laptop. After 40 minutes, it was her laptop's turn to hang. Finally we decided to try it on Bob's laptop. Luckily it turned out ok eventhough his speaker wasn't working very well. Not like it mattered because we couldn't understand what they were saying anyway. The movie was originally in cantonese but we ended up with mandarin audio. Plus, we ended up having Malay subtitles because the menu was all in chinese. Nasib baik bukan bahase siam yang keluar. We spent the rest of the movie laughing at the subtitles and wondering whether it was correctly translated or not.

IMO, the story's great, with typical Jackie Chan's choreographed fighting scene. Although this story was more serious than the previous Police Story movies, it also had it light and funny moments. Basically it tells of Inspector Chan and his effort to catch a gang of bank robbers who loved to shot policemen, as if it was a game to them. After his whole team was destroyed during the operation to capture the thieves, Chan turned to alcohol and became severely depressed as he believed it was all his fault that his team were dead. Along came a new recruit who became his partner and encouraged him to buck up and catch the thieves for revenge. If you want to know the rest, you watch it la..

Sunday, I had to woke up early because Nun had to catch her bus at 11. Since circle/district lines were not in service, I sent her to the stop in front of Saint Paul's Cathedral to catch a bus straight to Victoria. As usual, there were lots of tourists taking pictures of the Millennium Bridge and the cathedral. Heh must take pictures there before the end of the summer term.

Spent the rest of the day watching movie again..updates in next entry..

Thursday, March 03, 2005


There are two versions, anime and manga. Usually if a story is available in manga and anime, both will essentially be the same with only minor variations occuring(e.g Naruto). However, My-HiME is totally different.
Both have the same characters, but totally different storyline. It revolves around girls with extraordinary power, the power of HiME (highly advanced materialising equipment) where they can materialise some kind of robots to fight monster named orphan. In the manga, the Himes need keys-a boy who can help them unlock their 'child'[the robot things]. This I think is the main difference because in the anime, the Himes can call upon their child at will with no help from the keys at all. Both are filled with cool fighting scenes and the soundtrack of the anime is especially good. It has one haunting song, this song(but the accent's so strange..). More infos can be found here

It's Only The Fairytale

Who are those little girls in pain
Just trapped in castle of dark side of moon
Twelve of them shining bright in vain
Like flowers that blossom just once in years

They're dancing in the shadows
Like whispers of love
Just dreaming of place
Where they're free as dove

They've never been allowed to love
In this cursed cage
It's only the fairy tale they believe

Monday, February 28, 2005

What I got/learnt from Cardiff...

1. Two aching feet due to four hours of non-stop walking
2. When asking for direction, don't ask people who were still sleeping
3. An addiction to chocolate drink
4. Four books for a total of GBP1.40
5. There are 7 main stops from KL to JB, courtesy of watching '7 Perhentian'
6. When a match is going on in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff is a dead town
7. How to cook nasi lemak
8. How to survive living with housemates from hell
9. Cardiff Uni accommodation lacks proper heating system
10. Alifah's a great host!

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Waah it snowed in London! More like a light snow shower. No chance of building a snowman here. Still, I was pretty excited to see the snow shower because people said it seldom snowed here. Heheh I guess if you've been living in a tropical country your whole life, you'd be excited too. Ah well, it was only for a short while. Macam hujan renyai-renyai je.Tak sempat tangkap gambar pon.. The weather's been pretty cold lately, so I guess it's just natural for it to snow.

Movie update: I watched Boogeyman and White Noise. Both are OK I think. Almost typical horror movies. Boogeyman's a bit hard to relate to, because I've never imagined a monster in my closet or under my bed. I'm pretty sure it's true for most of you too kan? The story's so-so, relying on sound effects to scare you out of your seat. [Now, if it was Qis who was watching this, I think she would scream..] Hm White Noise..go read what Nieze had to say. I'm just too lazy to type. Oh and I watched Phantom of the Opera too. Prefer the theater version to the movie. Yat & Baby would understand. Hahah..

Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Urgh. Horrible British weather. Here I thought winter was coming to an end with the sun shining brightly outside my window. But once I stepped out of the front door, brrrr...it's so cold! And then there's the strong wind blowing. Try walking across the Thames with an icy cold wind blowing. It's sure an adventure on its own. If you're lucky, the wind will push you forward, but more often than not, you'll either be blown sideways or backwards. Hmm..I pity the people in Southampton. They said the winds there are more terrible.

I did another one of those tests that people always posted on friendster. This time it's about which tarot cards represents you best. Ala..the cards which people use to tell fortunes, with weird pictures on it. Not the one where you play solitaire, bluff or..aiseh forgot the game that Roggy loved to play with Jid during OBS. I could still remember their screams when playing. Hahah..Ok back to the tarot cards..which one do you think I get? I saw other people obtaining the star, sun, moon and even the fool, but I totally didn't expect to get....DEATH! Hmm makes me wonder wheter I've got some kind of twisted personality? Do you think so?

AArggh got abstract works to hand in tomorrow. Help!!

Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy ..... Day!

Fill in the blanks yourself..

Wishing cik Arfa a happy 21st birthday!
Semoga panjang umur & murah rezeki la ye..This year xdapat la nak simbah2 air lagi. Hahaha..

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Happy New Year

Wishing all my muslim and chinese friends a happy new year. It's not often these two new years coincide I guess.
It would be the year 1426 according to Hijirian Calendar. The year was calculated from when the prophet Muhammad S.A.W migrated (perform a hijrah) from Mecca to Madinah. Now I think people no longer perform a hijrah to another place, but instead they performed hijrah in a sense that they move towards becoming a better person. Well, I'm not that good in all these religious stuff, so I won't be babbling too much. Just enjoy the new year, reflect back on all that's done last year and hope this new year brings out a better person in each one of us.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Love and War..

Another movie update? I know what you must be thinking. This gal has nothing to do except watch movies all day? Hehe..it's true. I reserve my weekend for watching movies.

So I finally watched Closer. Not a bad movie. Like what someone said(can't remember who), it depicts to what extend people would act in the name of love. I can't understand why Anna decided to marry Larry when she was still seeing Dan at the same time? And then she decided to leave Larry for Dan, but revoked her decision a few months later and went back to Larry. Hmm what a fickle minded person she is. Why oh why can't she just pick one man? Very indecisive indeed. Watching this film gave me an unsettling feeling. Do we really act like that with our loved ones? Do we test them just to find out how much they loved us? And would telling the truth all the time be good for us? Take Jude Law's character, Dan, for example. He knew Alice slept with Larry, and when he forced her to tell the truth, she then dumped him. The same thing actually occured when Anna told him the truth that she slept with Larry one last time. She dumped him and went back to Larry. So does this mean it's better to keep quiet about some things as long as the person we love are happy because they don't know it? Would telling the truth brings back the guilt that we've forced down up to the surface of our feelings? I guess it could..Hmm..

Oh well, on to other things I've watched. There's the new episode of CSI, then a new siries about a psychic helping solve crimes, Medium, and a Japanese sci-fi flick, Casshern. I watched it out of curiosity. This is another anti-war movie. Some scenes really stick in your mind. Like the scene where the main character had to shoot a woman and her baby on behalf of another soldier because if not, his superior would shoot his colleague. And there was the scene where a soldier picked up a baby from his mother, only to find his action had unplugged the pin of a grenade. The dead mother was willing to sacrifice her child for revenge? or is it because she taught no one would be kind enough to look after her child, and would rather have the baby dying instantly instead of starving to death?

Why did I call this a sci-fi movie? It's because it was set in an alternate reality, where earth was terribly polluted and torn by war. And the main character was a dead guy who came back to life when his father soaked him up in some neo-cell solutions. The cheesy clothes made me laugh but some scenes are shot beautifully, you'd forget about the clothes. I mean, an armor that looks like a Power Rangers outfit? And a bad guy with a billowing red cape and white hair to boot? Hahah..Watch this movie for the message, and some astounding scenes of atrocities of war. Oh not forgetting, a lot of crazy dying scenes.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

A moving castle, anyone?

Well, as always, my weekend entry is going to be about movies. This time it's Hayao Miyazaki's (the guy who did Spirited Away) new anime movie, Howl's Moving Castle. I've always admired Miyazaki's work and loved them. His animes like Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbour Totoro all had significant meaning behind them.
HMC is no exception. This time he subtly put an anti-war message in it. There are scenes of war and it's effect on people. . Of people having run away because of the war. Of a city up in flames from bombings..

The movie centred on Sophie, a girl cursed to become an old woman by a wicked witch, and her relationship with Howl, a powerful wizard who was the reason for her curse. In order to lift her curse, she went to work as Howl's cleaning lady and as usual, fell in love with him. As Sophie tried to find the cure to her curse, she first had to uncover the mystery of Howl's secret between him and his fire demon, Calcifer.I guess it could be a love story, with magic, war, and fantasy all thrown in together.
This anime was based on a book of the same title by Diana Wynne Jones. And to tell you the truth, the book is better. Hmm maybe because there was a lot more magic stuff in it while the movie focused more on the 'real world' part i.e. the war. However, it's still a good watch. If you haven't read the book, you'll probably enjoy it more. For me, I keep comparing them both to find out what's different.

I also watched Meet the Fockers, and what can I say, the first one's better. Going to watch Closer tomorrow. Hope it's as good as some people say.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

hampehnye budak..

Aaa geramnye aku ngan budak sebelah ni. Tensi2. Suka-suki die je amek gune harte mende orang cam die punye. Dahle dok ngn boyfren. Buat nyemak je. Adeke patot. Nak g toilet pon susa skang. Ade skali tu nak g mandi tgk boyfren die ade kat dalam. Kurang asam sungguh. Nyebok2. Aku bakar kang bilik tu..Aiseh nanti fire alarm bingit tu plak. Hahah. Suke lak tu smoking dalam bilik. Aih tensen aku ngn bau asap. Apsal la x pernah pulak fire alarm sebab die merokok. Bagi kene denda sikit baru padan muka. Memang sakit hidung la kalau bukak pintu bilik nih. Eee aku nak je belasah dak ni. Name je orang British..yang kononnye sangat bersopan-santun le kan. Ni asek mencarut je. Kalo die cakap tak kuar f**k tu memang le tak sah kan. Ngan muke yg asek mandang slack je kat orang. Waah panjang juge aku ngumpat. Nak buat camne, dah tensi. Naseb baek la die tak paham. Kalau paham pon takpe la. Bagi sedar skit. Duduk berkongsi tu cubela hormati sket orang seblah...hehh geram2...

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Err..16 going on 15?

You Are 15 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Did the test a few days ago and it was 16. Now it's 15? What the heck? Am I regressing into childhood? Hahhahaha. I guess the bit about still finding myself is true...

Monday, January 24, 2005

Of ghost, daggers & desperation..

First, the ghost part. I watched a Korean ghost story entitled 'The Face' yesterday together with Kasya and Yat. Actually, we barged in into Yat's room to watch the movie because my laptop was not 'behaving' itself by refusing to play the dvd. Heh I have to figure out what's wrong with it later..Back to the story, it's an almost typical Korean/Japanese ghost story with the ghost being a woman with long black hair and only one visible eye. Very similar to Ju-On and Ring. Plus the ghost also behaves similarly, crawling around in the same style,popping out of the floor(this one is very similar to Ju-On2). No originality at all. But the storyline's not so bad. Put in some twist a la 6th Sense, then you get an enjoyable movie to watch. But not that scary. Well, at least for me. Since Kasya didn't notice the ghost on the ceiling, I guess she was closing her eyes at that time. Hahah.

Secondly, the daggers part. Kasya and I then continued our movie marathon by watching House of Flying Daggers which, fortunately, my laptop was able to play. Again a nice movie to watch. With great acting by the cast and totally gorgeous scenery, it was certainly a feast for the eyes. Plus, I quote Kasya, "Handsomenyee Takeshi Kaneshiro!" hahah. And we hated Andy Lau in his role. If not for him, the story would then have a happy ending instead of the tragic one.

And lastly, the desperation part? Heheh..No it's not about me or anyone I know. It's just that Kasya and I then proceeded to spend today watching 4 episodes of Desperate Housewives back to back. I think if not for the fact that she had to go back to Mile End, she would have continued watching the show up to the most recent episode. If any of you guys have not heard of the siries, check it out. It won this year Golden Globe award for best comedy miniseries, if I'm not mistaken.

Then on the walk across Millennium Bridge today, I watched one of the most beautiful sunset in my life. I admit I haven't watched enough sunset to make a valid comparison, but it certainly was beautiful for me. The sky turned rosy pink with shades of blue and purple scattered here and there. And then it turned golden; yellow and orange coloured the sky. It was certainly gorgeous . Subhanallah..

Received my return flight tickets to Malaysia today. It was again in the wrong letter box. Won't the reception people ever learn that my surname starts with A? Haih..Suddenly feeling homesick. AAaa nak balik rumah! :P

Friday, January 21, 2005

Selamat Hari Raya..

Eid mubarak to all.
Today's got to be the most boring Aidiladha ever. There's no makan2 like at home. Nothing special to eat. I even attended a lecture out of boredom..but still fell asleep in the lecture. Haha. Nothing else to write about. And I have to finish all my homeworks today. Doing homework on hari raya..how sad..

Sometimes we don't really see what's happening because we did not take the time to see.

Monday, January 17, 2005


Had a meeting with my sponsor for these last two days. Yesterday was an individual session where I had to wait like 4 hours for my turn. Huh it did remind me of my interview during the scholarship application process where I had to wait a whole day to be interviewed. They certainly lack time management skills. Each 10 minutes session turned into 20 minutes..Haih so irritating. Today, we had to listen to the CEO's speech in the morning. That's all and I had to wake up early just for that. Thank goodness they provide free breakfast and lunch. Plus, I could claim my travel expenses.

The CEO kept reminding us to do well in our studies or we risk getting our scholarships revoked and would be sent back to Malaysia. Truth be told, I'm quite scared because I haven't done proper studying at all. Watching way to many movies & animes plus reading a whole lot of mangas certainly doesn't leave enough room for studying. I have to cut back on those. I hope I'll be able to start studying during easter vacations tho the prospect of doing that looks slim. With the plans of travelling to Barcelona going into effect, there probably won't be enough time for me to study when I come back.. AAaaaa..cuak2..hahah..

All in all, it was a nice weekend where I had the chance to meet other PNB's scholars especially the 7th batch(that's my batch). Had a nice time borak2 tho gossiping was kept to a minimum (maybe because I didn't join the dinner last nite..hummm..). Hope to see you guys again soon.

On to other things, I just heard that Spider won the best song for Juara Lagu with the song 'Relaku Pujuk'. It was quite a shock for me (probably because I don't even know they were in the final..heheh..). Congratulations to them (I know..I know.. they don't even read this blog la..) and thanks to Yatie & Shaza for keeping me informed.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

curik test yatie..

Ha kali ni aku plak amek test dari Yatie. Malas plak rasenye nak tulis dalam english hari ni. Tengoklah ni resultnya. Korang rase btol ke tak? Komen aa..x best plak rasenye xde orang yang nak komen ape2..haha..

You Are a Retrospective Soul

The most misunderstood of all the soul signs.
Sometimes you even have difficulty seeing yourself as who you are.
You are intense and desire perfection in every facet of your life.
You're best described as extremely idealistic, hardworking, and a survivor.

Great moments of insight and sensitivity come to you easily.
But if you aren't careful, you'll ignore these moments and repeat past mistakes.
For you, it is difficult to seperate the past from the present.
You will suceed once you overcome the disappoinments in life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Traveler Soul and Prophet Soul

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Start of term..

Aagh classes and lectures have already started since Monday. And I think I've broken my personal record of falling asleep in lectures. Heh the new econs lecturer is still as boring as the old one. And there's no lecture notes to refer to. No wonder I fell asleep after a couple of minutes.. heheh..

Hm the term is only beginning and I'm already thinking of where to go during the easter vacations. I want to go to Barcelona. Or specifically, Universal Studios Mediterranean. Looks like I have a compulsion to visit every theme park here in Europe. heheh..So anyone got any suggestions for what to do in Barcelona other than going to the theme park? Any good hotels/hostels there?

If you have any extra infos, do tell me..

Oh and I've booked the flight tickets to go home on 29 June. I think I'll be on the same flight as Arfa, Yatie, Azrin, Shira and etc. For less than 400GBP people said it's cheap. Just hope there's no problem on that date (LSE's summer term hasn't officially ended yet. We end on 1st July). I've asked around and the seniors said everything should've been over by middle of June. So I guess it's ok..

Have to think of finding a house. That's gonna be expensive and put a strain on my allowances. Our education minister, Datuk Seri(is it?) Hishamuddin Tun Hussein will be giving a talk tomorrow. Still not sure whether I'm going or not. Free food but there're the fares to think of. I need to budget because of the flight tickets & plans of Barca. Oh, my sponsor PNB will also be coming to visit this weekend. Heh I hope they bring some good news. A raise in allowances, perhaps?

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Compare these...

Okay, this is my old phone, Sharp GX27

and this is my new phone, Nokia 7610

What do you think? Am I going backwards? I mean, people nowadays are going for the flip phone type, but I'm back to using non-flip phone. I admit using a flip phone does have its advantages eg it's easier to take your own pictures because the front screen act as a viewer(is this the correct word?) and not forgetting the fact that my old phone have a flash. And a macro lens. And a better, sharper display. And the flash light can change colour. Damn.
Now why did I get that Nokia phone anyway? The megapixel camera? Still couldn't beat the pics from Sharp because of its better screen. Games? Zero. Have to download it myself I guess. The up side of having this phone? An alarm clock that would function even when you turn the phone off.Hahah..Plus, it's a smart phone which means I can install applications. But what? huhmm..If anyone have any ideas where to get apps for this phone, do tell me. Looks as if I'm pretty attached to my old phone.. :P

Friday, January 07, 2005

A phone at last..

Yeah! I finally got a contract with o2. But I didn't get the phone I really wanted, Samsung d500. Instead, I got the Nokia 7610 because it's on sale and it's free..heheh..Kini aku bukan lagi orang ulu..Yatie ko bile lagi? Haha. But I hate all the hassle I have to go through just to get a phone. It took me more than an hour to get everything done. Plus, I still have to pay £200 in deposit. Good thing it would be returned to me after 3 months..

Oops I haven't done any of my homework at all. Ergh what a procrastinator I am. Never mind, there are still a few more days before classes actually start. Hopefully, I could finish them all before classes. One thing I love about LSE is the fact that we don't have any exams till the end of the year. Heh actually that could be a bad thing because now I'm not concentrating on my studies at all..

So what have I been doing during the holidays. As far as I can remember, I slept, ate, went to Paris, went shopping, slept, ate, slept again..hahaha..Oh not forgetting watching a lot of animes and movies. I finally managed to finish all the Hunter x hunter episodes..heheh..Now I'm watching Full Metal Alchemist, thanks to Arfa..

Saturday, January 01, 2005

another quiz..

I'm alone in my room..So with nothing else to do here's another quiz I took:

What LoTR Character Are You?

You are most like Galadriel. There's just something about you that people like.(Really? I thought most of them hate me..haha). A sort of aura. You're very kind to people, and you like to help others succeed.(Erm..I think you got the wrong person here). You're not as candid as most people would like. You don't have to share your deepest darkest secrets, but be more honest about things!(okay this could be true..). You're more mature than most people your age, so don't worry!(What?? Are you really sure??)

Oh before I forget, fotopages is updated with pics from Arfa&Yatie's visit

last day..

2004 is leaving. Another new year is beckoning. Hm how about new year's resolution? Do you have any? I don't. I never keep any. My reasoning is if you want to change for the better or achieve something, why only state it at the start of the year? Factor in some plain laziness on my part, no wonder I never keep a new year's resolution.

Everyone must have heard about the earthquake and tsunamis that wrecked havoc and destruction in Asia and Africa. Indonesia and Sri Lanka were the two countries with the most casualty. Even our beloved country, Malaysia was not spared from the disaster. And I thought we were safe from major natural disasters because we are not in the Ring of Fire. That event showed me how wrong I was.

On a lighter note, I had an enjoyable time with Arfa and Yatie. They came from Southampton on 28 Dec and just went back this afternoon. We visited London Dungeon (not scary at all..that place stinks!), Madame Tussaud's (Arfa got a romantic date with George Clooney..), Tower Bridge, National History Museum (it's so huge and there were too many things to see), Chinatown and of course, Oxford Street. My third shopping spree...hahaha...Okay I must control my urge to shop because my monthly allowances wouldn't be banked in for another 2 weeks.

Ooh and we managed to cook laksa asam. It's delicious! hahaha...

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