Friday, November 17, 2006


Got tagged on LJ, but since I haven't updated here in quite a while, I'll post this up here too.

1. Think of 15 short statements of interesting stuff about yourself. And they have to be true.
2. Come up with 5 false statements regarding yourself, but for fun's sake keep them in the threshold of believability.
3. Jumble them all up together and list them in any order.
4. Post them and let people guess which the five false ones are!
5. Get 5 others to do the same.


1. I used to play gamelan
2. I enjoy watching Survivor
3. I adore Akanishi Jin
4. I love sour tasting ice cream
5. I've never been to Thailand
6. Pink is my favourite colour
7. Green is definitely not my favourite colour
8. I try to be punctual most of the time
9. CSI is on my must-watch tv series list
10. I don't like curry
11. People laugh when I tell them what my name means
12. Maybe I sleep too much
13. I don't drink coffee
14. I know some Japanese & French
15. I listen to music when I work
16. I know how to bake cookies
17. I like horror movies
18. I think Terry Pratchett is awesome
19. Addicted to chocolate
20. I used to be good in art

OK, time to guess!

I'm tagging my housemates, Arfah, Alifah, Yatie & anyone else who wants to do this...


Anyone here watches Dexter? Strange & a bit disturbing...

Friday, October 13, 2006


Argh I hate Thursdays. Not only because of my packed timetable (10-7 hishh)... but it seems bad things also like to happen on Thursdays? Hahaha...

Putting that aside, I seem to have a renewed interest in anime. I'm currently in the progress of watching several animes -

1. Perfect Girl Evolution a.k.a. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge - 4 guys try to makeover a girl in exchange for free rent. THe girl in question is very strange & loves dark places+horrific things e.g. skeletons, animals in jars etc. The manga was very funny but the anime's a bit disappointing. Drawings are not as good as Ouran.

2. Kanon - Very beautiful drawings. This is a remake, but I haven't watched the original so I don't really know what the story's about. Something about a boy with amnesia? Originally watched this because my favourite seiyuu - Tomokazu Sugita - is in it.

3. Negima?! - Another remake. This time about a 10-year-old boy with magical abilities who became a teacher. This time around, the drawings + storyline are better. More serious than the original one.

4. Saiunkoku Monogatari a.k.a. Tale of the Land of Many Coloured Clouds - Bishounens abound in this tale about a girl trying to tutor a young emperor. Definitely addictive (I swear it's not just about the bishies hahaha).

5. Death Note - Actually haven't started watching this, but I'm planning to because I want to see what's the hype all about.

6. Pumpkin Scissors - Strange title indeed. Even stranger when I find out that it's a name for a military unit formed to handle complaints after a ceasefire was attained (kinda like military police I guess?). Main character is mysterious enough to make me want to watch the rest just to find out more about him.

7. Honey & Clover - Still in Season 1. Season 2 finished not too long ago. Another anime with beautiful drawings & interesting characters. Revolves around the lives of several university students staying in an old apartment complex.

Hmm I think that's about it. Then there're the usual tv series that I've been following - CSI, CSI:NY, Grey's Anatomy, Numb3rs, Supernatural, Medium, The Amazing Race... I've decided to drop Lost (still haven't finished season 2), Prison Break (stuck in Season 1) & Desperate Housewives (stopped early last season). Waah byknye mender aku layan haha. And this doesn't include upcoming jdoramas... Need to find time to actually study! Hahaha...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

My*Boss, My*Hero

Status: Currently airing (7 out of probably 11 episodes)

Synopsis: Sakaki Makio is the 27-year-old son of a Yakuza boss. He's strong, fights really well and always lucky in gambling. However, he's extremely stupid. I say extremely because he doesn't even know how to write his own name and whether 25+5+5>27 which resulted in a huge loss to the group. His father decided to send him back to school by threatening that if he doesn't graduate from school, he'll never be the boss. So begins his life as a 17-year-old kid in a private (and a tad wacky) high school called St. Agnes.

Eye-candies: Nagase Tomoya as Sakaki Makio, Tegoshi Yuya as Sakurakoji Jun, Aragaki Yui as Umemura Hikari

Why you should watch: This drama is absolutely hilarious! Lawak cam hape je haha. If you're looking for something to cheer you up, this is it. The story's a bit outrageous and the scenes are sometimes over the top, but as long as it makes me laugh, I don't care. One scene has Makio dressed as a 'power ranger' and inhaling laughing gas to change his voice. Another has him flying across buildings just for the sake of pudding (The whole school is totally obsessed with pudding).

Aside from humour, this story does has some lessons for the viewers (like any other J-doramas). Each episode shows how Makky learns new things, rediscovers his youth etc. So it's not totally pointless.

Nagase plays his role quite well. The various outrageous facial expressions he came up with hahah... Another plus point - Nagase himself sang the ending song, Sorafune. I'm currently addicted to this song hhaha...

Oh, this drama is actually based on a Korean movie with the same title. I don't know how well this drama corresponds to the movie since I haven't watched it, but most probably only the base storyline is the same.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lady In The Water

Time for my sporadic update haha..

I like this movie! Definitely enjoyed this more than Superman Returns. But then, people say I have strange taste in movies haha. It's a bedtime story with a twist. And it's not a bedtime story I've heard before. Oh well, in this movie, the only person who knew the bedtime story was a Korean haha.

Revolves around Story, a narf (water fairy?), and the caretaker of a flat, Mr. Heep. Story needs to find someone & awaken him/her... Err I don't really know how to explain this LOL. Basically she's on a quest, and Heep decides to help her. When her quest succeeded, she wants to go back, but a rogue scrunt (ugly wolf-like beast) decides to attack her and she fails to return home. So Heep decides to help her out by enlisting help from various tenants. Come to think of it, it's like the usual fantasy story with a hero setting out on a quest and receives help from various people along the way. It's just that this takes place in our normal, everyday world instead of some ancient world with elves and hobbits in it.

There were scenes that kept me on the edge of my seat - whenever the scrunt appears. And there were scenes that had me ROFL. I mean, a translator who reads signs on cereal boxes? How funny is that?

Interestingly, the director also acted in this movie, instead of just doing cameos like in his previous movies... Betulla ape aku cakap alifah..tu director die haha

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tiger & Dragon

Status: 11 Episodes (complete & subbed) + 1 special episode(subbed)

Synopsis: This award winning drama series tells the story of a yakuza[Japanese mafia] member Toraji, whose job was collecting debts. He encountered Ryu, a clothing store owner who's also the estranged son of a rakugo story teller[rakugo is the art of telling Japanese comedy stories while sitting down i.e. sit-down comedy]. He decided to quit yakuza and learn rakugo. However, there's one problem. He looked so scary that people were afraid to laugh at him. Plus, his jokes were always lame. Finding the rakugo stories 'old' and incomprehensible[well, he's a bit of a baka haha], he decided to tell rakugo using his own style. He modified the stories to fit in with modern times & events that happened around him.

Eye-candies: Nagase Tomoya as Toraji [He's the bumbling guy masquearading as a cool singer in Mukodono], Okada Junichi as Ryu...

Why you should watch: This is a unique drama. Who would expect that it actually contains elements of traditional Japanese culture? I certainly enjoyed watching how the writer managed to modify the traditional rakugo stories to fit in with modern times. Each episode is about one rakugo story intertwined with events happening in Toraji's life. Basically, you get two version of the story. The traditional one, and the modern yakuza-flavoured version as told by Toraji. It does help that the events are usually hilarious and the dialogues are funny.

I think this drama is not everyone's cup of tea. But give it a try. When have you ever watched something that is educational yet funny at the same time? heh this was one of the few dramas that I managed to watch twice. [An incredible feat considering I've only finished 50% of the drama series that I started..]

@ Arfah - Ader rumours Tiger & Dragon 2!

Friday, June 16, 2006


Surprised? Suddenly I have the urge to write updates. We'll see how long I can keep this up.

Well, since World Cup is going on right now, this is the obligatory post regarding the tournament.. Forgive my limited knowledge of football, but this matter seems to be stuck in my head since yesterday.

Soccer - only the Americans would call this game as soccer. They use football for a game where they don't even play with their feet? Hahah.. Somebody tell me why they are ranked 5th?[Only knew about this yesterday..] Ahead of teams like Spain, Germany, Italy and even England?

Read HERE and be amused. Go read the comments for more insights into American's view on soccer. Hahaha I have to admire their sense of patriotism[Or is it a case of being too full of themselves? Or showing their blatant ignorance of the game?]. I don't think Malaysians would be thinking like that IF we made it to the World Cup. Well, this was before they were beaten 3-0 by the Czechs.

And read HERE for a more hilarious take into watching World Cup in the US.

Random trivia - Did you know FIFA has more members than the United Nations? Kohfi Annan even wished that the UN would be more like the World Cup [from an article in NST..can't remember when..].

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Termites attack...

AAaaaaaarghh... Termites attacked my books!!! I hate termites! Luckily, those books were not the latest ones. Mainly a bunch of kiddies stuff..but still, I love my books. And a LOT of them were eaten/destroyed. It's like an entire wall of books..Those who have seen them would know how many books there were. I have to rebuild my collection again...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Home at last... No jetlag this time around. Could be because my sleeping pattern was already screwed up even before I stepped on that plane... Talking about planes, I really enjoyed flying with SIA. Their in-flight entertainment was superb. The first thing I did when I got to my seat was to grab the in-flight magazine..60+ movies? Heh I wish I had slept the night before. I think I managed to watch 5 movies? Fell asleep thru a couple of them. Ouh and SIA kept serving us food & drinks. Sandwiches, apples, TimeOut bars...Journey back was delayed a couple of hours due to a missed connection. But hey, every cloud has a silver lining right? And the silver lining this time turns out to be a breakfast voucher worth SGD8.50. Might not sound like much, but we did have a hard time trying to use it up hahah..

Among the movies I watched were

Pink Panther - Good for laughs. Think 'Senario'. That's the kind of comedy I think this movie delivers.

Summertime Machine Blues [or something like that] - Japanese flick about high school kids who found a time machine in their clubhouse. Interesting? Maybe.

Ultraviolet - Sci-fi flick about mutants i.e. humans with homophages disease, turning them into some kind of vampire. Not that interesting, but the fight scenes did keep me awake.

The Professor and His Beloved Equation - My favourite out of the 5. About a maths professor with a memory of only 80 minutes. Told from the viewpoint of his housekeeper's son. The professor fueled his love for maths. I found out lots of interesting maths facts from the movie. [haha I sound like a geek :P].

Hoodwinked - Spoof animation on Red Riding Hood. Funny. Gave a twist to the classic fairy tale we used to read as children. Red Riding Hood is a cookies delivery girl, the grandmother is an extreme sport freak, the wolf is an investigative journalist, and the woodcutter is a wannabee advertisement actor..

And I watched X-MEN The Last Stand today with my sister. So-so. Previous installments were better. I wanna see Gambit! Angel is a bit funny/weird? Urgh they made us stay 10 minutes for the credits to end, and the extra scene was like 1 minute? heh...

To my housemates, THANK YOU!! So sweet of you guys to give me early birthday presents!

Yay! Spain won 4-0!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Finals and Finales...

Yeay! I'm done with my exams! What a relief. Now I can go back to my daily activities i.e. watching stuff on my laptop without any guilt haha
The papers were tough..Urgh I don't even want to think about it..

Finale season is here. I think all the series I've been following had their season finales during my exams. Hish..

Amazing Race - They DID go to Japan at last! Hahah Yat and I have been wondering whether they'd go to Japan or not, and voila~ Final leg was in Japan! I'm glad the hippies managed to win this season. We were rooting for them from the start. The frat boys were annoying at times. What's up with their mission to sleep with girls? I doubt it was successful.

Medium[I doubt anyone else is watching this] - Hmm nice finale. Kind of a 'what might have been' episode. It's like an alternate universe altogether where Allison ignored her powers and me a successful lawyer. What intrigued me most in this story is, even though she followed a different path, she still ended up with Joe[her husband in the series]..Hmmm are the writers trying to say that if he/she is your soulmate, you'll find him/her no matter what?

CSI - Huh? <-- that was my expression when I finished watching the finale. Since when? Hahah it was quite a surprise. No, this has nothing to do with any of the cases they were working on. They showed the personal side of Grissom. I bet you guys would be surprised. On second thought, I should have seen it coming. It was not a secret after all about somebody's attraction to him hahah...

CSI:NY - Hummm can't remember much about the finale. Something about a schizophrenic bomber in NY? I prefer the episode where they showed what happened to Aidan. An apt ending for a character I guess.

Grey's Anatomy - One of my favourite finale. I hate it at the same time because this just made me impatient for the next season. To gamble her career and internship for her love... and for her chance at happiness to slip out of her grasp when it was so close... that was so cruel... And Meredith still can't make up her mind? Come on!

Lost, Prison Break, Supernatural & Numb3rs are still on my laptop waiting to be watched..Those would probably be in my future entries, if I can be bothered to write about them hahah..

Hmm I'm currently watching a concert. Nice touch when they played old videos of the singer and he sang along to the videos. Kinda like he was singing with himself? Haha I'm bad at description...If anyone's wondering, it's the actor who played Asou-kun haha..

Sunday, May 14, 2006


Looks like everyone's putting up their timetable on the web...This should suffice as an update until the end of my exams..

16 May - AC100(accounting) & MA201(algebra) : Crazy! They want us to do 2 papers in a day? There's only 1 hour gap between these 2. Aihhh giler2..

18 May - MA200 (calculus)

25 May - ST227(survival models) : Uhh note the long gap with the previous paper..

31 May - ST202 (probability distribution & inference)

1 June - ST226 (actuarial investigation) : Heh 2 days in a row....But who cares? It's the final one!

Sooo....Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New Layout

Fixed some broken links. So I think everything should be OK.

What do you think of the new layout? Hahaha the result of a boring afternoon and trying to postpone my studying. Darn. I did manage to open my stats exercise, but I couldn't even answer the first question. That should motivate me to study right? Hahah instead it send me back to the laptop. Adoi..Memang QoP lah kan..

Anyone wants to see Ryo a.k.a. Asou-kun doing archery?

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to these 2 gals

Alifah - Hahah my current partner in crime :P

Kodok - My old deskmate. Miss your sharp tongue [but you can't beat me :P]


Hmmm I seem to be procrastinating too much. I could be crowned the Queen of Procrastination haha. Haven't started any revision. I could even procrastinate watching drama episodes ok :P

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

10 Strange Things We Did in Austria

WARNING: Seriously long post with lots of pics..Pity to those on dial up haha..

1. Visited the Vienna Zoo
Seriously..We did visit the zoo. It's because it was situated in the Schonbrunn Palace grounds. The weather was nice, the sun glaring brightly. Luckily I brought my sunglasses along, so I was the only one not squinting hahah..

Layen & lion
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New species found at the zoo!
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To those who watched Hana Yori Dango..Remember the date at the zoo?
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Arfa trying to kiss the frog prince
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2. Rode a rollercoaster
Yes, we did!
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3. Rode the rollercoaster in the rain
Hahah this is one of the crazy things we did on this trip. The rain was pelting our face and it was painful. Yat: Can't even scream because the water would then get in the mouth.. But it was fun. Aida, you missed out on this experience!

4. Climbed a 500+m hill when there was a funicular[cable car?] available
Yes, we are crazy. But the view from the top of the hill was worth it. We came down by funicular though..

That's the fortress on top of the hill in Salzburg
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View from the fortress
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5. Climbed the same hill again during the rain and at dusk
To enjoy the scenery again heheh..I think we did lots of climbing on this trip haha..Good exercise indeed..

Salzburg at night
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6. Ate lots of new and strange Austrian food. Some were delicious, some were not hahah
Austria has lots of cafes. And they seem to have lots of chocolates and deserts[is this the correct one heheh]

At the cafe named Aida[yes, Aida has her own chain of cafes there :P] with Julia
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Apfelstrudel with hot vanilla sauce *yum*
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Sachertorte - Rich chocolate cake *yum*
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Knudel or something - Dumpling shaped ice cream with something in the middle and coated with nuts..mine is chocolate with vanilla inside..
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The famous kasnockerl hahahah - smells like old socks..Really! Even the hostel receptionist warned us about the smell. The secret to eating this is putting lots of pepper on top hahaha..
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7. Found a leprechaun at the end of the rainbow
Here's the rainbow
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And here's the leprechaun
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8. Went drinking at the pub
Hey, it's free..and you know we Malaysians can't resist free stuff right? :P

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And this is our drinks
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Don't's just orange soda..

9. Worked behind a bar to pay for our board
Coz we ran out of money...Austria is so darn expensive..

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NOT! heheh We're making Maggi..the bartender told us to get the hot water ourselves :P

10. Searched and found durians at the Vienese market
Hahah of all the places to search for durians, we did it in Vienna. Luckily we did find one. But no one remembered to take a picture! It was sold at 10euros per kg. We didn't do it for fun. Julia[the girl in one of the pics above] wanted us to show her which one is the durian fruit and she planned to buy it later..

So that's the end of the entry. Maybe I'll post some more scenery pics. Or maybe I won't [My laziness is well known kan..hahaha]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Finally..22.3 is here...I like Butterfly haha..

Prison Break continues...

Please ignore this entry..hahah..

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Ish..what the hell is an uncertainty matrix? I don't understand a thing +_+

Yeay! One more week to go before the holidays! 2 more weeks to go before 22.3! 3 more weeks before Austria! And oh how many weeks actually before Alton Towers?

Since I don't have any idea for another survey, anyone interested in a random clip? This is not as interesting as the last one though..but the music is better. And some of you might actually recognise someone in this hahah..Oh hmm maybe I could put that up as a survey question..

Do you recognise anyone in this clip?

*I'm addicted to Sayaendou..and the song's about peas hahaha*

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Not about any exam results k.. this is about the previous survey I did [refer to previous post la]

Haha nothing surprising about the result. Obviously most of you think they were gay [around 80%]. My opinion? They were doing what I'd call 'fanservice'. From what I've read around, apparently this is not an unusual thing. Especially in Japan. This means my answer would probably be no.2 [but I did not vote in that poll ok :P].
They are entertainers and that's what they do. They entertain the audience, and if the audience like to see that kind of act, they'll put it up for show.

Kasihan uchi hahahhaha....

Monday, February 20, 2006

random survey..please comment's a clip. Download, watch and comment. What do you think? I really want to know

Mysterious Clip

Must comment when you've watched it!

Added: Oh you can just answer this poll if you're too lazy to comment..but I really want to know the reason for your if possible, comment please..

-survey closed-

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday Arfah!

Lucky for you, it's the easiest date to remember haha..

Urmm updates? Too lazy to write about..

Watch Grey's Anatomy 17+18!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy New Year

A happy new year to all chinese & muslim friends.

I got a piece of good news today.. wahah just a great start to a new year..

Friday, January 27, 2006

Goong [Palace]

Status: 16-20? episodes, still airing..latest episode is no.6

Synopsis: How would you feel when you overhear a guy's marriage proposal being turned down, and then finding out that that's your future husband? You'd probably freak out.. That's what happened to Chaegyung. She overheard Shin, the crown prince of Korea, proposing to Hyorin, his secret girlfriend. A few days later, she was told that due a promise between her grandfather and the old king of Korea, she has to marry the crown prince. Initially reluctant, both of them agreed to the proposal with different motivations. Life as a 'Cinderella' begins for Chaegyung, but can she have the same happy ending?

Eye-candies: YUL! haha :P Shin, Hyorin

Why you should watch this: Totally different from 1Litre, this drama is light hearted and fun to watch. Sometimes it reminds me of Hana Yori Dango because the heroine is a feisty, middle-class girl thrown in to mix with the upper-class of society. CG's actions are so fun to watch [sometimes bordering on stupidity - 'could you believe that girl is the crown princess' acts]. Throw in some conspiracy from the family of the ex-future king[he died in an accident-so his wife and son lost lots of things] to gain their rights, you get a mix of comedy, romance and intrigue. Plus, you get to see them wearing Korean traditional costumes most of the time [the headpieces looks uncomfortable..] and learn a bit about the royal traditions. Since Korea is now a republic, I'm not sure how accurate this would be, but I guess the writer would have researched this before writing the manhwa. [yep..this drama is again an adaptation. This time from a famous Korean manhwa with the same title]

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha

mm watched Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2 just now. What a way to celebrate raya :p . The story's a bit confusing. Have to concentrate when watching to get what's actually happening. Funny bits here and there. Especially liked the scene with Aznil haha..

Finished reading Ring by Koji Suzuki a couple of days ago. Not bad. The phrases are a bit .. I dunno how to say this.. plain? The beginning's a bit slow, but the pace picked up after the main character watched the video. I'd say the movie creeps me out more. Still haven't finished watching the tv drama version. But from what I've seen, the drama stays a bit more true to the book [as in the main character is a male reporter named Asakawa]. I've only watched 2 episodes, so the comments have to be reserved until I finish watching the rest of the drama. Planning to read the sequel to the book - Spiral, soon.

Maybe I'll update on my winter vacation in Italy when I have the time and the will to write the entry. Tried uploading the pics to my fotopages, but the upload speed was terribly slow. So I abandoned the idea.

Anyway, a happy new year to all~