31 May 2008


So people have been bugging me to update my blog. Never knew it was such a hit so never bothered to but anyway. Reason I haven't been doing so is because I've been busy not studying all week, assignments and relaxing after Swinburne Night which I think and hope went well for those who went. The real reason is that the only thing on my mind all this while was Chelsea losing in the Champions League undeservedly. Yeah, it doesn't make a difference except make me seem like a sore loser but that was and still is Jose's mentality.

Back to what interests people. Which I have no clue. Okay, football first. Sorry all manure fans if I have called you that. You shall now be known as Man U fans. Only if you admit we played the better football in the final but yes, we still lost. That's football sometimes. I was wishing others "may the better team win" all the while leading up to that match. More like, "may the luckier team win". Bah. Over. Avram Grant gone. Jose Mourinho please come back. Thank you.

Best part is that no one insults or laughs at John Terry for missing the penalty, much like how we all do so with Ronaldo. I would like to say thank you for this respect and if you do do otherwise, it's only if you're an awful Man Utd fan or an awful person who doesn't know football. Heehee.

Whatever. Okay. Biggest problem at hand right now is starting my revision. Wait, more like studying because I've hardly went for classes all semester that when I read and understand what I need to, its like, for the first time, rather than going through it once more. Thankfully only have 3 subjects to study for but unthankfully I have only like a week to study for it and no last minute studying option as its 3 papers in 3 days. So 2 things anyone of you can do.

1. Scold me if I don't study and don't chat with me if I'm online. (please don't do this!)

2. Offer me rewards and stuff if I do well! Rewards are always better than punishment. =D

It's even more terrible because I won't be around all weekend to even pick up my book because I'm going to Lundu for like a holiday before my real holidays, with parents. Thinking will be spending most of my time fishing or sleeping or playing with dunno who. Oh yeah, someone else will be there too so maybe will 'fish for fish'. Haha. Nevermind if you don't get it, lame joke. Coming back on Monday only so... Happy Gawai people! (in advance)

My real holiday is like right after my finals! haha.. Okay, not right after la, which technically it is, but I'm talking about me going to KL yo! Finally a trip to just have fun rather than debate. Hehe. Talk more about that next time. Darn, so little things to blog about.

Let's talk about American Idol! To tell people the truth, I was rather quite for Archuleta beginning of the season but that was of course before I even heard of Cook! To all of you Archie fans who are still wondering how he lost magnificently and have no clue why, let me try to put it down for you. You don't crown someone the Idol if he looks good and sings well in one genre. That simple! The final was a clear cut example. Cook sang 3 totally different styles and sang well too. All Archie did was like, sing one song with 3 different titles, sort of. Throughout the season Cook also made various personal renditions of various songs such as "Always Be My Baby" (which is currently my favourite) successfully. You should really listen to it and then compare it with Mariah Carey's version. You'd be surprised. What did Archie do? Not to say he sang horribly or anything because his voice is simply magnificent but he's sorta like a Michael Buble typified singer, great but only in one manner. Cook has the whole package. Did I also mentioned he can play the guitar?

Yeah, if you have any other doubts, do ask me and we'll discuss about it. Don't go get some sniper rifle and hunt me down or anything please. You'd just miss the shot. Heehee. Jk.

Also, I would like to wish belated birthdays to a few people.

Firstly, 22nd May, Champton! You're 21 now and you're oldddddddd! I'm still young. Heehee.. The beauty of having the latest birthday. Hope life's good back at Japan and you bring me more better mementos other than airport key chains next time. =D Oh, I meant, hope your bday was a great one and we'll have fun again when you're back in August. Until then, hang your snowboard up the wall.

Secondly, 27th May, Jeremy! Happy 24th big bro. You probably don't even know I blog or if you do, probably don't bother coming here to read or if you do, just laugh at everything I blog about anyway. So laugh at this, Man Utd still suck! and if Chelsea does too, at least not like how Man Utd do! Okay, other than that, since your facebook said it was your best yet, I'm happy and so should you. Take care and all the best with your CLP.

Lastly, 28th May, Darren! Happy 21st too dooooood! You're old just like Champton too and great to have you back home. Been fun so far and yeah, since you're 21 already, must hang out like adults no and go out more often. Especially futsal! KL, here we come! soon... heehee..

Guess that's all for now. Do pray for me while I'm at Lundu everyone. For my safety, for my finals, for catching fishes hopefully and most importantly, for Chelsea. =)

19 May 2008

Keeping promises

Been super duperly busy lately! Some good some bad here and there. First had to do a 12 week group assignment all alone in 5 days, which I'm not exactly proud of (yeah right..) but was partly my fault anyway (as if..). 1 thing we all can be assured of however, is that it wasn't great work at all. Well, we'll see anyway. Not to mention that the crazy time spent on it also screwed up my time greatly as I failed to stay up all night the night before it was due which made me sleep through the time of which was supposed to be utilized to send someone to the airport. Apologized to him already but just wanted to say it out loud again. Sorry! Happy Belated 20th also! (Don't think you read my blog but yeah) He managed to get to the airport anyway if you were all curious.

Just when you thought 5 days of hell was over, came not one, but 2 more assignments! Macro will be due on Thursday and auditing next Monday. Fortunately, had the weekend to relax! Although it should have been used for better purposes like studying for finals which start on the 10th of June or researching tonnes of stuff for my assignments, I kinda really needed a break from my life of assignments and stress. They're both not the same by the way, I don't quite get stressed from studies, just pressured. Some would know what has been really bugging me so... yeah.

So Saturday I debated! Ok, met up with Darren for lunch + supper on Friday but Saturday lunch had special guest Alvin James too! Nothing better than good friends to help you to have a good time relaxing! Other than family love and well, God of course. So yeah, I debated and won! First time in like blardy long time but that's not really the point. It's just something I love doing. Not the winning and glory and other lala stuff but more like the gaining knowledge, helping your other personal skills which are so so important in the future and the best, teaching others! Not really saying I'm as passionate or capable as some great teachers out there but its just pleasing to see results and what not. Being trainer for the club has been quite cool but that made me miss debating itself so yeah, I've said it.

Anyway, met up with Michael that night. For those who don't know who he is, he's this senior debater of mine who's like the best public speaker and humor debater Swinburne has. (Other than me of course) The only flaw he has is that he's (a Gooner) an Arsenal fan! Quite forgivable since we, Chelsea, beat them in our last match. Manure fans however are different. Back to where I was, it was good catching up with another debater who could really talk football how football was meant to be talked about! Other than Yang Yaw of course but he's a manure fan so you can see the difference. Listening to his adventures to Stamford Bridge and Emirates Stadium and the true football mad nation, England, not Malaysia, were the kind that made you want to live them out as well. Sigh. Well, Sunday there was Sematan but yeah, don't really need to say much about how to relax there. (except the stupid kayak that took in water)

Anyways, thank goodness Monday's a holiday too and although James left today, oh yeah! James left earlier in the evening and had so much drama. (I think) Him and friend work for MAS so wanted to get this 'jump seat' specially for them (staff) but had this other lady who wanted to misuse her position as the wife of some steward or something. They waited so long with patience and absolute gentlemen-ness the way people should really do these days instead of trying to misuse things or stuff in life for their own selfish benefits! Anyway, the 2 were rewarded and finally got their tickets 15 minutes before take off so they ran like marathoners to the check-in counters. Reminded me of the rush we debaters had in the Bangkok-KL flight early January. Was so late that I practically ran as well to the gate. Rushing for a flight, something you'd want to but should never experience. So yeah, that's the last I saw of James, until July then hopefully.

Time for me to fill in this thingy I was tagged for by Ida.

step- by- step
instructions: Remove ONE question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged.

1. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Infatuation and interest that can lead to love yes. Knowing that that's the person you'll want to have kids and be with for the rest of your life? You've gotta be kidding me.

2. Do you eat without brushing your teeth?
What do you think? =D

3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
Stamford Bridge, home of the Blues.

4. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
Be a famous professional football player in the English Premier League for Chelsea Football Club!

5. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain?
Scientifically, yes. In reality, also yes. No point dreaming of the impossible but optimism's good

6 What will make you twirl in your room and roll on your bed and break out in screamo laughter?
In laughter I don't know, a great joke? But twirl in my room and roll on my bed, learning that my dream just came through.

7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
Right now, leave it to my loving parents. They'd know how to use it better to care for my family. (to please others,) go to watch Chelsea win the Champions League in Moscow!

8. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her?
If it's appropriate for me to do so, yea. Appropriate meaning not whether I'm brave enough to confess but more or less, if it wouldn't really risk deteriorating our friendship.

9. Would you swim in a vat of chocolate?
No thanks. Though, come to think of it again, still no. =P

10. What is the stupidest (serious) thing you have ever done?
Doing something that ruined a friendship. =\

11. Which type of cars do u love the most?
Luxurious, sporty cars. Like, not a Merc, more like a BMW.

12. Which do you prefer from your other half? hug or a kiss?
Hug. Just feels so much ..... more. I'm speaking in intangible terms, if you were even wondering.

13. If you have faults, would you rather the people around you point out to you or would you rather they keep quiet?
Rather be told. I want to be liked and am open to criticism, if expressed the right way of course!

14. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?
Note= 'thing'. Something tangible. Football.

15. Are you a shopaholic or not?
Nah, unless its for football or a loved one when I'm in the mood or CNY.

16. What kind of electronic device/gadget you own that you like most?
(thinks of football..... TV!) Handphone. The means to talk to people without talking.

17. If you have a chance, which part of your character you would like to change?
Self-confidence. I think... SEE???

18. What makes you feel disappointed?
Short of confidence? haha. Not exactly disappointment but, yeah, heartbreaks.

19. If given a chance, do you want to see your future?
No! I'm the paranoid type that thinks of what will happen if I do this or that. Next thing you know, I'll be forever thinking of what to do next so that I can end up where I will be in that future I saw.

20. What's the best way to die in your opinion?
Not really how so I'd say, for a loved one. They'd somehow cherish their life and remember you. More importantly, THEY'D be alive. (just a thought) Imagine past soldiers or alike, dying for your country but not actually known or sometimes even appreciated by your own countrymen. Now that's, disappointment.

Wasn't that fun? =D Lucky people to be tagged, in alphabetical order, are:
1. Amanda (look who's laughing now lol sis!)
2. Carissa (waiting for you online now, what to do...)
3. Champton (you'd better be reading my blog you scouser)
4. James , Alvin (coz waited so long for you at airport)
5. June (then can make people like Stan and NC do this thing)
6. Jo-Lynn (so can come out of hiding and blog)
7. Mindy (to actually start blogging once moreee!)
8. Nai Chen (so June cannot make you do instead! =P)

oh well, weekend holiday break over. back to work then. =(

05 May 2008

The Good in others

I want to thank someone for telling me to start blogging again! Although she did tell me to post something else up about owing her money, which isn't true btw, she nonetheless gave me the idea. However, that's not the Good I'm talking about.

I want to wish a special Happy 21st Birthday to Gab! She celebrated it on Saturday and so kindly invited me to be involved and not only do I want to thank her for that, but for being my good good good friend over the last 3 years. Hoping you had a great day, will have a great year ahead and have(ing) the life of your life! (oh you know what I mean) You've been there for me when you knew I was down and sorry to have ever doubted that! Not like I actually have but still, that's not the Good I'm talking about.

I want to thank and apologize to a dear wannabe ahlien 8 year old looking cute friend of mine who did what she could to cheer me up when I was feeling really down. Even if it did got her into trouble in the end! Thanks for being so considerate and all. As nice as that was, that's still not the Good I'm talking about.

Let me talk about that now. It was when I felt stupidly down. You see, I sorta lost my wallet last Friday night when I went out with a few friends to The Spring to have dinner and a lil walk-around. Kept it in my front pocket of my jacket of which I had my hands in most of the time so wouldn't really have lost it would I? WRONG! After leaving Spring, went back to Swinburne. When about to leave for home from there at about 11pm, realized it was lost! I thought it was misplaced and probably fell out of my pocket while I was in friend's car so told him needed to go look in his car. Jacket pocket was stupidly small you see. I was even more stupid to have kept it there you see. Wasn't even worried then, so went to look, then cannot find! Still not worried yet, went back up to council room and search and cannot find. So just left for home la, since couldn't find. Then it hit me while on the way home in car. Mood changed all of a sudden! Had no idea where it could be and yeah, was screwed up basically.

Got home that night and when dad came downstairs, told him I lost it. After reporting missing credit card, got nagged and lectured at of which, I most definitely deserved! That was kinda when 8 year old wannabe ahlien helped me out though. So after calming down a bit, thought it might fall out of pocket when jumped into friend's car at Spring. So went to the parking spot to see if got la, but don't have. Thought some honest person might have found it and passed it to Spring authorities but customer service said don't have. So screwed lor. Followed orders of dad and went to go make police report. I mean, where else could it be? No more hope and no more ideas already by then. So yeah.

What's worse, only had 2 pieces of RM 50 with me and the station had no change for the report. Even more screwed! Was told to come back later with smaller change then can get it only so I left and went back to Swinburne. Debate training almost start so I thought, screw the report, just go debate lah. Bla bla bla.. Then suddenly, another debater told asked me if I had found my wallet. I was like, since when did you know??? Adakah so big news already??? Then he went on to say he found it the night before and passed it to another lecturer! Hallelujah! Its not lost! Got superly overjoyed that time you cannot imagine! Maybe you can but yeah, that beats the point! So I go find this lecturer lor and contacted him but no reply.

Next day lecturer came to my house and pass it back to me. Turns out its not the initial lecturer that friend said he passed to and I don't know who he is. What's worse, is I can't quite remember how he look also coz he left in a hurry from my house coz of rain. So terrible of me! But yeah, now in a bid to find out who this kind guy is and send him thank you note or something and chia my other friend, Sakib, lunch or somethings. He's a debater I just met few weeks ago. What are the odds to that? Needless to say, I went to police station that Saturday after debate to collect report but didn't say found wallet already coz was still rather overjoyed.

How often is it that we are lucky enough to have people like this new friend/debater of mine to find something precious that belonged to us and have the honesty and generosity to return it to us. Let's not forget this lecturer who not only was honest enough to keep it for me and come find my house based on my address and return wallet to me also. Either one could have taken the RM 270 inside and throw the wallet away or take the money and pretend they found it somewhere without the money in it. Could have but didn't! I like to think it was dedication to debate that provided karma for me coz that's how this guy knew of me. And it could be true! So we should always do good and hopes it would one day come back to us.

But the title of this post is "The Good in others", not the good in me. Turned out I dropped the wallet when I hopped out of friend's car and skipped through rain to get into shade. Friend found it on the road and you know the rest. I'm absolutely thankful and blessed that this has happened to me. NOTHING in my wallet was gone at all. But let's forget that because this is a tribute to people like Sakib and the lecturer of which I will find out who he really is. Angel in disguise maybe. I tell people to always be optimistic and of which I am! but that's during happy times and its absolutely important to stay positive when the worst happens. Such Good of which I now know exists will help me to no longer be such a hypocrite. While we know what is good and we do it, I hope this also helps you to believe that there still is indeed Good out there. =)