Monday, August 30, 2004

MERDEKA for a hypocrite!

It's the eve of Merdeka and I bet that half the young Malaysians population has probably made plans for the night. And if they havent there's plenty of activity going around town tonight, the biggest would be the Merdeka countdown concert in KLCC and of course THE Merdeka event which is the countdown in Dataran Merdeka. As for me... I only wish that I could go and watch the happenings but minus the crowds. I HATE crowds. I hate being pushed about by other people(coz I'm a midget u see at being only 5 feet tall) and I hate the heat not to mention the smell. Phew! How can those people stand it is still a miracle to me. It's because of this that I usually avoid crowded places and events. If I had to go I'd rather stay on the sidelines, thank you! But by not going to the Merdeka parade I wont be able to see the fireworks display. The inner child in me screams with frustration! It sucks that fireworks has been banned coz nowadays Raya and other festive occasions just dont feel right. I guess I was lucky coz I managed to experience the days when fireworks was still legal. Now we just have to smuggle :P

Back to the Merdeka thing, I seriously dont know how many of us truly understand the real meaning of Merdeka. I dont think I do either. All I know is that this was the day in 1957 that Malaysia was liberated from the British Empire. I think I speak on behalf of most teens that this is basically all that we know. For me Merdeka doesn't mean much except for what the media feeds us. Nowadays Merdeka is a holiday where we're supposed to promote racial harmony, watch great ads made especially for Merdeka and of course shout MERDEKA at the top of our voices as soon as the clock hits 12 on 31st August. Seriously that doesn't sound much like Merdeka at all. Why do what the media tells us. Why can't we celebrate uniquely in our own way?

So what is MERDEKA? Are we truly MERDEKA? One thing for sure I know I'm not. For me Merdeka is being free from the constraints and bonds that holds you back and I think everybody is still bound by their own private noose. As I said to Sheena last night I think I was born in the wrong country. My ways of thinking, my actions, my ideas are not of this country. They're too radical, too forward and definitely not Asian. For me my constraint is the ideal of having to be the perfect malay girl. I dont know what happened but I grew up far from being the perfect malay girl. I'm a loudmouth, opinionated, go-getter and definitely do not like restraints that the Malay society holds on girls. Call me feminists but the phrase 'Girls should be seen and not heard' doesn't hold a thing on me. But then being the hypocrite that I am, I act this image out to a tee whenever I'm in front of my mom and my family. ALthough I still have my core personality when I'm with then but I feel suppressed and wished that I could just break free. Why can't I liberate myself? I want to be Merdeka too!

I dream that someday I could go somewhere and truly be myself. I'd go somewhere where nobody knows who I am and there no one would criticize or comment. There I would never be a hypocrite. BUt as for now... I shall continually be honing my acting skills by being one personality when I'm in campus and another when I'm at home. *sigh*

A HUGE wake up call!

I've always known that my involvement in theater is pretty recent coz there's people out there who's been at it for like ages and ages. But somehow I've always thought that I have this natural knack when it comes to theater, that somehow I'm kinda good at it. I guess this was notion was backed up when people said that they liked my work and somehow professional juries deemed my work as having potential. But don't get me wrong! It's not like I've suddenly thought of myself as the nxt William Shakespeare or something it's just that well... I thought that I only needed to polish up on somethings, gain some more experience and voila... I'll be the next Faridah Merican. Boy was I wrong... like dead wrong!

Saturday night was an experience as well as eye opener for me. With Adeq's connections we managed to get complimentary tickets to watch a play called 'Misi' which was written by Faisal Tehrani(yes, the guy who dissed UIA) and was acted out by the winner of 2003 Malaysian Theater Festival-ABAD. The play was FANTASTIC. Seriously I've never watched anything that good. THe actors didn'nt even look like they were acting and the emotions that were potrayed was amazing. They make acting look so effortless. There's definitely no question how they won in the Festival last year.

Watching that kind of play was definitely something that I want to experience again and again. It's the sort of play that makes you see the beauty of art and literature and if I did pay for the ticket I wouldn't even mind if it was f*****g expensive. But what the play made me realise is that I still have a long way to go to even think about performing in Istana Budaya which is my dream! I was kinda proud when our team won the 'Kumpulan Harapan Award' During the Selangor Theater Festival but that is like nothing. We're still amatuers in every way. But it's cool... It's good to have something to work for. Now I know that after graduation I'll definitely not give up theater. I'm gonna keep at it until at least I'll be a crew at a production that is staged in Istana Budaya. Gambate!!

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Easier said than done!

People are always dishing out advice and telling other people what they should and should not do. These people makes it sound so easy but do they actually know do the things that they preach? I seriously doubt it coz as the old cliched phrase goes... 'It's definitely easier said than done'.

I'm having this huge internal conflict and somehow I think I'm on the losing end towards succumbing to my inner desires. Ooh... sounds really scandalous doesn't it? Nah... far from that but lets just say that I dont trust myself enough to not do something that I've promised myself not to do. It's easy to stop yourself from doing something when temptation doesn't weaken your resolve but what if its right in front of you just begging to be taken. Now that's where the true test of endurance really lies. Seriously I just realised that my endurance is not that strong. God, please help me!

Anyways, I've taken some steps to make sure that I don't succumb to temptation and they come in the form of my 3 close friends. I'm gonna take advantage of the true meaning of that age old cliche and let my friends do the stopping for me. Hehe! Besides it's good to know that my friends care enough about me to protect me from myself :P

Other than ensuring that I dont fall into a trap of my own doing, life's been pretty sedate lately. Everyday is pretty much a routine of classes, more classes, exams, work and meeting up with Matt. Can you believe that Matt and I can actually lepak together from 5pm right up to midnight? And to think that I used to kutuk all these couples that seemed to have nothing better to do but stick by each other at all times. Now I have this voice inside my head which sound annoyingly like Fynn saying 'Tu la Shan... lain kali jangan nak kutuk orang. Kan dah terkena? Padan muka!' Why the voice of Fynn is still a mystery to me. And what about all the mushy stuff that we say to each other? Yikes... did I say all that? I didn't know I was even capable. Love can seriously alter a person! But heck... I'm not complaining. But I have definitely forgotten how time consuming and expensive being in a relationship can be sometimes. I just realised it from my fast dwindling bank account and the amounts of sarcasm that I've been hearing from my friends lately. Yeah... yeah okay so I admit I havent been up to date about their development lately but give me a break girls... I've only started dating! :)

Luckily I have a small solution about my financial problem. I've got a decent paying part time job at the Quality Assurance unit under the supervision of Dr. Nora. Now I'm a research assistant! Thanks God I got this job. I dont have to worry about transportation to and from UIA and curfews and such. So this is definitely a cushy job for me. So now it's bye-bye IIUM Holdings and Hello Quality Assurance Unit. Sorry holdings! The pay is too much for me to resist.

Now I hafta get back to my cushy but somehow boring job. I got to look for more articles about self responsibility at the workplace. It's all about raising quality standards in your work but right now I'm slacking off office time to blog. Hehe! I'm EVIL!

Monday, August 16, 2004

What is Beauty? Apa itu kecantikan?


Usah terkejut kalau ada orang melahirkan rasa hatinya pada anda, sedangkan anda merasakan tiada apa-apa istimewanya anda. Begitulah hebat dan misterinya kehidupan. Ukuran manusia tentang kecantikan dan ketampanan memang tidak pernah sama. Ada orang mabuk dengan seseorang sedangkan menurut pandangan orang lain, wajah semacam itu tidak patut dimabuk-mabukkan. Misterinya suara hati memang sukar dibaca. Tidak ada sebarang alat untuk mengukur makna cantik atau tampan pada seseorang. Ukuran cantik atau tampan ini sentiasa berlainan antara seseorang dengan seorang yang lain. Maka itu, usah hairan jika seseorang wanita dinobatkan sebagai ratu dunia, padahal ramai lagi wanita di pejabat kita yang kita rasakan mengatasi kecantikan ratu itu. Begitu juga, mungkin ada wanita di kampung kita, kita rasakan lebih cantik daripada para model yang popular. Sebab apa? Sebab persepsi kecantikan tidak pernah sama antara manusia.

Ada orang anggap hidung yang sedikit mancung sebagai cantik, ada orang tidak. Ada orang rambut yang mengurai sebagai cantik, ada orang menganggap rambut yang ditutup sebagai kecantikan yang mengatasi. Ada orang menganggap putih melepak itu sebagai cantik ada orang suka yang hitam. Ada orang mentafsirkan kecantikan itu mata yang bundar tetapi ada orang merasakan yang sepet seperti Jepun atau Cina itu yang lebih menawan.Ada orang menganggap bibir yang nipis itu cantik tetapi ada juga orang yang mengatakan bibir tebal lebih mengancam. Di sebuah kawasan terpencil di utara Thailand, terdapat sekelompok manusia yang mentafsirkan cantik itu leher yang jinjang. Maka, para wanita memakai besi lilit di leher untuk memanjangkan leher masing-masing. Alangkah seksanya untuk menjadi cantik menurut penilaian masyarakat ini. Begitu juga di sebuah penempatan di Afrika, cantik ditafsirkan mulut yang lebar. Semakin lebar mulut semakin cantiklah mengikut ukuran kelompok ini. Maka para lelaki dan para wanitanya memakai piring besi berbentuk bulat di mulut. Piring ini ditukar kepada yang lebih besar dari semasa ke semasa. Begitulah misteri dan luasnya makna cantik dan tampan. Jadi, usah terlalu susah hati jika anda merasakan anda tidak begitu menarik. Anda tetap cantik di mata orang yang mentafsirkan kecantikan itu bukan sekadar wajah tetapi mungkin keseluruhan anda. Ini termasuklah gaya jalan anda, cara nada bertutur, pendirian serta sikap anda terhadap sesuatu perkara.

Jika anda belum mendapat teman bukan cantik masalahnya, cuma anda belum bertemu dengan orang yang mentafsirkan cantik itu menurut apa-apa kelebihan yang ada pada diri anda. Sebenarnya tiada manusia yang buruk, lantaran setiap daripada kita ini dicipta oleh Tuhan yang Maha Bijaksana. Masakan ciptaan Tuhan itu tidak cantik, malah dalam islam kecantikan bukan terletak pada wajah atau keturunan tetapi apa yang ada di dalam hati. Baik sang hati baiklah seluruh badan, jahat sang hati jahatlah seluruh badan. Agama menilai kecantikan itu iman yang teguh, kukuh dan padu. Siapa kita untuk mempertikaikan ciptaan-ciptaan TUHAN. Sudah tentu kita tidak layak. Tetapi ramai orang mempertikai TUHAN setiap kali menghadap cermin. Berkacalah tatkala bercermin sebab dengan berkaca cermin akan memberitahu anda apakah anda yang berdiri di situ atau perasaan dan keegoan anda yang menampani. Siapa anda, anda sendiri yang menentukan. Pandangan manusia semuanya tidak sama. Sejuta yang mengatakan anda tidak indah, sepuluh juta mungkin mengatakan yang sebaliknya. Hanya anda belum bertemu muka dengan yang sepuluh juta itu. Itu saja yang membezakan. Andai hidup punca perpisahan, biarlah mati menyambungnya semula. Namun seandainya mati punca perpisahan, biarlah hidup ini membawa erti yang nyata.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

So long peace and relaxation...

Well... tomorrow I'll be off again to KL to start my daily routine of classes, classes and oh did I mention more classes? Yeap... the semester is starting again. Not that I don't look forward to going back to KL but I definitely do not look forward to all the work that is waiting for me. Ugh... what a drag! No matter how many times I try to convince myself that its for my own good but still I ask myself why? Why did I sign myself up for so much work? I must be mad! But then again for someone who takes pride in being ironic and contradictory I know that by having work to do I'll be happier rather than having nothing to do and just hanging round my room. I'd probably die of boredom if I have nothing to do and schoolwork does not count as having anything to do. Hehe! Saja jer cari alasan malas belajar. Hehe!

Neways AF2 has finally come to an end but I doubt the fever has ended. A quote from a menteri whose name shall not be mentioned, Hotlink gets approxiamtely RM7 Million for every week of AF2. Dayyum! Luckily just now during the concert they made an announcement that they'll be sponsoring 3 lucky students in their studies in the arts field. They also plan to give away RM200,000 to charity. RM100,000 from Hotlink and the rest from Astro. But then if you consider the weekly RM7 mil that they've been for the last 10 weeks some scholarship money and RM200,000 is nothing. Little do the voters realise how much the sponsors are getting out of them. I have friends who wasted so much money just to vote for these people and by looking at the final results just now... some of the winners were'nt even half as talented as the ones who didn't win. To qoute Nina 'Looks rules over talents nowadays!' and sad to say I agree with her. But I guess the winner Zahid wasn't so bad and I think he does deserve to win. That guy worked his way up from being at the bottom of the sms ladder to the very top so good for him.

Well... this may be my last blog for a while now coz I dont know how my schedule would be after this but hopefully I'd be able to squeeze in a thought or two in the days to come. Adios!

Friday, August 13, 2004

My Proof!!

Although there is no mention of my name here at all but this proof that all my hardwork have somehow paid off. My pride and my glory!!

ASC juara Festival Teater Selangor

SHAH ALAM: Kumpulan Teater The Art Stage Club (ASC) muncul johan Festival Teater Selangor 2004 mengalahkan 14 kumpulan lain menerusi persembahan Tinggi-tinggi Si Matahari, karya Allhyarham Bidin Subari atau lebih dikenali dengan nama penanya Malina Manja.

Mereka membawa pulang wang tunai RM4,000, piala pusingan, piala iringan dan sijil penyertaan.Naib johan dimenangi Kelab Teater Ceritera Kolej Universiti Teknologi Pengurusan Malaysia (KUTPM), dengan hadiah wang tunai RM3,000, piala iringan dan sijil penyertaan menerusi persembahannya Gelanggang Tok Wali, karya Ismail Kassan. Tempat ketiga dimenangi Kelab Teater Rimba Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) yang mempersembahkan Syajar, juga karya Ismail Kassan.Mereka membawa pulang hadiah wang tunai RM2,000, piala iringan dan sijil penyertaan.Kumpulan harapan dimenangi Kelab Teater Bahasa Inggeris Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) dengan mempersembahkan A Midsummer Night's Dream karya William Shakespeare.Mereka menerima hadiah wang tunai RM1,500, piala iringan dan sijil penyertaan.

Semua hadiah pemenang disampaikan Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Kebajikan, Hal Ehwal Wanita dan Kebudayaan Negeri Selangor, Datin Paduka Seripah Noli Syed Hussin.Turut hadir Pembantu Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Kebajikan, Hal Ehwal Wanita dan Kebudayaan yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Selat Klang, Norliza Ahmad; Pengarah Jabatan Kebudayaan, Kesenian dan Warisan Selangor (JKKW) Sermaini Pien dan Yang Dipertua Majlis Teater Selangor (MTS), Kamaruzzaman Ibrahim.

Festival itu turut memilih Mohd Rafi Jafranee dari ASC sebagai pengarah terbaik. Beliau membawa pulang hadiah wang tunai RM700, piala pusingan, piala iringan dan sijil penyertaan.Persembahan teknikal terbaik dimenangi oleh Kumpulan Kelab Teater Rimba UKM; Pelakon Lelaki Terbaik, Ibrahim Sabri yang memegang watak Lasam (Tinggi-tinggi Si Matahari - ASC) dan pelakon Pembantu Lelaki Terbaik, Mohd Shukry Abd Rahman dari Kumpulan T@mu Multimedia Universiti dari Universiti Multimedia (UMM).Pelakon Wanita Terbaik dimenangi oleh Lailatul Badri Muhammad dari Kelab Teater Ceritera manakala Pelakon Pembantu Wanita Terbaik dimenangi Norhasliza Hassan dari Kumpulan Sanggar Teater Produa (Santap).

Sementara itu, Yusree Sarijan dari Kumpulan Rumpun Seni dan Teater Shah Alam (Resam) dipilih sebagai Pelakon Lelaki Harapan~ manakala Siti Salwa Mawardee dari Kelab Teater Bahasa Inggeris UIA, dipilih sebagai Pelakon Wanita Harapan.

Article taken from Berita Harian (Edisi Tengah), Wednesday 11August 2004.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Creepy coincidences...

I'll bet most of you are already signed up for this network community portal call Friendster. It's one big community where you can stay in touch with your friends and make new friends from all over the globe. It's pretty cool coz you get to meet new people and not to mention you can probably find all your old friends too. You know the phrase 'its a small world after all'? Well... on the internet it is. I found so many of my high school friends it feels as though we've never lost touch at all. It's also kind of weird when people that has never said two words to me before in real life suddenly starts emailing me as if we were the best of friends. I have nothing against that but it is kind of weird and after 2 to 3 messages we totally run out of ideas on what to talk about. Guess that's why we never talked in real life before this.

But talking about weird... I met this guy the other day through friendster and the similarities between us was quite creepy. Dont get me wrong coz he's a cool guy and all and he seems kind of sweet but the coincidences was quite unsettling. Firstly he messaged me because he noticed that we went to the same primary school when we were both in UK. Although he went years before I did but still there was a link. Then after reading his profile I noticed that when he was form 4 and 5 he was in a high school in Balik Pulau which where I was when I was in form 4 and 5. But it doesnt stop there. He also told me that once he was in a play called jeng... jeng... jeng... 'A Midsummer Night's Dream!'. Yikes! He also lives in Ipoh at one point and his name is exactly the same as my cousin's name. Woah... Although all these coincidences are just what they are-coincidences but they kind of make me wonder.Hmm...

But anyways, like I said he's kind of sweet and he sounds like a nice guy. I'm kinda looking forward to see wether there's more coincidences between us. (twilight zone theme song!) :P

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Would you do IT on TV?

Reality TV shows nowadays are getting more and more absurd but somehow they're also attracting more and more viewers. We only have to look at TV shows like JOE average and you'll know what I mean. But then again I'm not exactly one to cirticise either for I too was a victim of reality TV shows at one point. Yeap... I was one of the followers of JOE Millionaire. week after week I never missed the show just to see who the guy wouldpick in the end. Eventually the guy picked the wrong girl because he succumbed to the viewers pressure.
There's another show that's pretty much like JOE Millionaire but the twist to this reality show was that this guy is actually looking for a girl that he plans to marry. Pretty unique way of looking for a bride and rather handy too for the guy can actually go through 25 girls in such a short time. Although I'm not a follower of this show but I managed to watch last night's episode where the guy has finally shorlisted 3 out of the 25 girls that wanted to marry him. As it turned out this episode was like THE turning point of the show where the guy has overnight dates with all three girls. So I guess most of you know where all of this is leading right?

So did any of the girls actually did it on prime time TV? Technically no but one of the girls actually did make it clear to the WORLD that she's did it with the guy and even entertained the world with some preliminary scenes (if you get what I mean). Quite scandalous huh? The thing is... what if she isn't the one to get chosen by THE bachelor. Won't she watch the show later on and cringe? Although I admire her confidence and boldness but I have to admit that sleeping with the guy on national TV is not the smartest thing that a girl could do.

In my opinion the other two girls played it smart by not sleeping with him during the show but then again there's still another 2/3 episodes more so I may be speaking to soon. Nowadays... sex sells. If there's anything on TV or radio that has hints of sex in it it sells far more than those that havent. Call me old fashioned but I still think sex is not something that should be taken lightly. I don't judge people for the things that they have done or at least I try not to so don;t get me wrong by thinking that I condemn those who does it freely. But I've met people who have done it and somehow regrets their decision for not waiting. For not waiting for at least THE RIGHT person.

I never realised that one of my favourite songs relays this message. I only realised what the song was about when I was looking at the CD cover and saw the lyrics. Check it out...

Save Yourself
by Sense Field

Turn out the light
Just say goodnight to yourself
May I remind you
When you find you
Are all alone’s when you
You’ve got to be strong
That’s when they call you in the night
He’s got your picture in his mind
He’s got your number on a paper
At his disposal anytime

Is it really true
Did you save yourself
For someone who could love you for you
So many times we just give it away
To someone who
Someone who

You met in a bar
The back of a car
And for a moment
You felt important
But not in your heart
Cuz my self esteem
It’s been low
Go ahead and count,
It’s been lower than low
I know the feeling
Of it stealing life out from under me

Cuz I want to learn
How you save yourself
For someone who
Could love you for you
So many times we just give it away
To someone who couldn’t even remember your name
Did you save yourself
For someone who loves you for you
And loves me for me
Give it away
To someone who
Someone who
Can cherish your name

Cuz I want to learn
Did you save yourself
For someone who
Loves you for you
And loves me for me
Give it away
To someone who
Someone who
Can cherish your name

Cherish your name


For everyone who knows me will probably say "Shan is in her mushy mood. She kan in lurrve..." after they see this blog but what the heck. I love this song and in a way it reflects what I feel at the moment. Besides it's a great song and the singer- Alanis Morissete, is not too shabby either. Her songs are always straight from the heart and tells people how it is with no flowery words or images to blur people's minds. So for me this song is a message to my guy telling him straightforward how I really feel.

by Alanis Morissette

I can be an asshole of the grandest kind
I can withhold like it's going out of style
I can be the moodiest baby and you've never met anyone
Who is as negative as I am sometimes

I am the wisest woman you've ever met
I am the kindest soul with whom you've connected
I have the bravest heart that you've ever seen and you've never met anyone
Who is as positive as I am sometimes

you see everything you see every part
you see all my light and you love my dark
you dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

I blame everyone else & not my own partaking
my passive aggressive-ness can be devastating
I'm terrified and mistrusting and you've never met anyone
Who is as closed down as I am sometimes

you see everything you see every part
you see all my light and you love my dark
you dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

What I resist persists and speaks louder than i know
What i resist you love no matter how low or high I go

I am the funniest woman that you've ever known
I am the dullest woman that you've ever known
I'm the most gorgeous woman that you've ever known and you've never met anyone
Who is as everything as I am sometimes
you see everything you see every part
you see all my light and you love my dark
you dig everything of which I'm ashamed
There's not anything to which you can't relate
And you're still here

Monday, August 09, 2004

What the Heck?! We WON?!!

Remember A midsummer Night's Dream? Well... apparently we won the 'Kumpulan Harapan' Award while Titania won the 'Pelakon Wanita Harapan' Award. OH MY GOD!! I totally thought that we wouldn't win anything. God what an achievement and to think that we were an amatuer team. Although the disappointment of not actually winning is there but we were recognised nonetheless and for that I am glad. I'm also glad that I dont have to go through practice and rehearsals all over gain. I dont think I can take hearing all those lines again! They were already driving me crazy then imagine what they'd do to me now.

I wonder though who won and how did the other UIA teams did? The malay team were really good and they should at least win best actor or something. Botak was really good and the way Pie interpreted the story was fantastic. For someone who scares the shit out of girls he's pretty creative. Anyhow... I'm glad that all our hardwork really paid off. Now UIA can be proud. I hope!

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Back Home again!

I must say that it is quite a relief to be back home after all the hectic chaos of university life. Now I can just sit back and relax the peace and tranquility of home until boredom sets in which in my calculation should be in a day or two. Then I'll be restless and rearing to go back to UIA which will then undoubtedly lead back to my feeling trapped and wishing thatI was back at home. It's definitely a vicious cycle! But anyways this break is not exactly a break for me either coz There's still midterms after the break and also extra studying I have to do due to my apalling Arabic test results. Seriously this time my Arabic results are definitely a horror. I don't know what I was doing in the exams but I know now that I could have done better. At least a little better than what I did. So now I have to dedicate my hols for study! BoringNYE!!!

Anyways Sheena has been complaining that I havent been updating my blogs for a while now and She's right. I've been pretty lazy lately and I am just not in the mood to wait for an available computer with internet in campus. As i have promised Sheena and Matt I shall update my blog during this hols. So now to update people on what has been going on in my boring and otherwise dull life.

  • July 12th till 16th - English Theater Week 2004

Probably the busiest week of my whole entire life second to the days of APIPF. For a control freak and a perfectionist like me I just cant help it but personally make sure that everything is going along smoothly. I know that there were plenty of responsible and able people in my team but somehow I just got to go and see for myself. In a way this was one of the biggest mistake that I made I didn't let others have a chance to get to know how to handle things on their own and got too dependant on me. So note to self-trust others with their work! Basically everything was really happening and we even managed to make money. The only thing that got me pissed off was that people have the audacity to actually question my judgement on the winners of ETW. I know that I'm personally involved with some of the winners because they're my friends but seriously those people who made those claims should know me better. Besides, they know that the winners deserve to win. It's not like I was the only one deciding. Geez!

  • July 27th - Staging of A Midsummer's Night Dream

After all the hardwork and intensive training, the BIG day finally came. Quite a relief I must say coz I was really getting sick and tired of the whole thing. I can actually recite the lines of each and everyone's lines because we've been saying it over and over and over again. BUt now that it's over... I really miss the rehearsals and the hanging out together with the others. They're like family now. Too bad we can't see more of each other though. I had lots of fun though and I hope so did the others.

  • July 31st- Adry's Performance

This would be the first time that I've ever seen Adry dance a whole recital so I was really looking forward to it although I was kinda tired after shopping at the PC Fair. I finally got the things that I've wanted - a thumbdrive and of course a DIGICAM! Anyways, back to Adry's performance all I can say about it is that she was superb. Adry was born to dance and she certainly proved it to everyone that night. It was nice to see that everyone made the effort to come down and watch.

  • July 30th-Interview with a PERVERT!

For feature writing class I was given a group assignment to interview a public figure for a magazine profile. So my group decided to interview this Taekwondo master who is like the 9th Grandmaster of Taekwondo. He's like SO famous in the taekwondo world and in Malaysia you cant move up a belt unless his signature is on your certificate. That's how BIG he is (not to mention physically too). Anyways we were forewarned that this guy has a thing about girls and we probably should be careful but throughout the interview he was fine minus the time when he jokingly says that he has a secret phone number for his girlfriend (or was it not a joke?). But then during photography session he finally showed his true colours. While we were taking photographs he didn't even hesitate about putting his arms around our shoulders or even hugging us at the waist. Aiyaa!! So geli one! I mean I avoid going out with guys a few years older than I am but now terkena with a 60 year old man. YUCK! Just goes to show that public figures sometimes let too much power go to their heads. He didn't even answer our interview questions correctly and basically all he did was promoting himself and his dojo. Oh well... thank GOD I'm not seeing him again!

  • August 3rd- Arabic Midterm

My hell on earth. What else can I say?

Other than that life has been pretty uneventful give and take a few cherished moments with my new guy. Erk...I've gone all corny. Yeap, we've gone official. I'm sure this goes without saying for actions speak louder than words but just to be safe I thought it's better if I put it on paper (or in this case-cyberspace). Anyways... that's all the updates from me. Now I gotta go and look for stuff to return my blog to its former glory!


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