Tuesday, April 16, 2013

(Theater) Castaways: The Pitiful Existence of the Incomprehensibles

What would you do if you have a play starring no one? What would you say to a mime? Would you play dead?

 Experience theater like never before. Strange things will happen very soon.

Date: 23rd & 24th April 2013 
Venue: Main Auditorium, 
             International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak 
Ticket: RM 5 (Student) RM 8 (Public) 
Facebook Page - STAGE: Castaways

For booking of tickets, do contact: 
012 - 205 5118 (Najihah) 
013 - 267 0297 (Sahidatul)

If you're bored and in need of entertainment, do check out this student performance. It's meta theater people! Its theater with a difference.

Peace out!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seriously Malaysia? Seriously?

A new investigation by Global Witness reveals the systemic corruption and illegality at the heart of government in Sarawak, Malaysia's largest state. This film, shot undercover during the investigation, reveals for the first time the instruments used by members of the ruling Taib family and its local lawyers to skirt Malaysia's laws and taxes, creaming off huge profits at the expense of indigenous people and hiding their dirty money in Singapore.

Peace out!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Let's surf couches

2013 marks the year where I vowed to travel more. Not only that, I made a promise to myself that from this year onwards I shall travel to at least one different country every year.
Easier said than done. Why?

Snag number One: Me no money.
Always a major problem. The solution is simple. Make more money. To make more money I've got to work. To work means to sacrifice time. Sacrificing time means sacrificing things in life. Sacrificing things in life means less fun. Less fun equals to BORING! 
So you see my dilemma? 

Snag number Two: So many commitments!
Financial commitments. Work commitments. Family commitments. Commitments to the two fat cats rolling around on my floor. Basically commitments that gets awfully jealous of me gallivanting across the world so they retaliate by coming at me in full force the moment I step on Malaysian soil.

Snag number Two: easily resolved. Time management is key. An awesome kick ass friend to feed the two fat cats would definitely come in handy (hint, hint). 

Snag number One: well... if I still want to travel I have to find a CHEAP alternative way. 

*drum roll* Introducing COUCHSURFING, the ultimate culture exchange phenomenon of staying with a host when travelling. Why couchsurf?

1)   To meet locals
There are few things better than meeting local people when you travel. They can tell you the best places to visit, places to skip, they can help you plan the rest of your trip and hopefully you’ll create lasting friendships.
 2)   Free Accommodation
It might sound crass but let’s face it folks, free accommodation is free accommodation. In Europe, it’s $30 a night for a dorm so every night you couch surf is 30 bucks saved.  
3)   Escaping the tourist trail
The Lonely Planet is a great tool, I’ll never dispute that but when people start treating it like a bible it creates a tourist trail where people are effectively queuing up to experience the same things as the guy before him, and the guy before him. There’s no authenticity in that, CouchSurfing allows you to escape the mire.
 4)   Onward hookups
Another beautiful thing about the couch surfing community is the camaraderie. If you’re a good guest, it’s normal for your host to hook you up with another couch surfing host, either in that place or a neighboring place, and that in turn brings even more cool experiences.
5)   Meeting people where you live
Travelers don’t get all the fun. Most cities have weekly couchsurfing meeting, often on Wednesday nights, where regular hosts and new people to the area meet-up. So if you’re new to a city, it’s a great way to immediately make new friends, or if you’re not new to the city, it’s a great way to open up your social group.

So since I'm a newbie on couchsurfing I've yet to surf on anyone's couch just yet. But that is something I shall remedy soon enough. 

No money does not mean no travel. Where there is a will, there is always a way. Peace out!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Girls just wanna have fun...

In line with my never-before-thought-about-until-now resolution to try out new things and meet more people, I have decided to start going to events that I usually talk myself out of, which is pretty much 90% of the events that happens in KL.

So as a first step I shall join the...

Other than everyone wearing a batik sarong when riding the LRT I truly have no idea what to expect. But it'll be a sight indeed with all the sarongs on the LRT.

Secondly, I plan to go to...


An event organised several times by my bestie, Sheena. I am ashamed to say that I have yet to attend even one. I shall remedy that this Saturday.

There's a slight overlap of time for both events but I'll make it work.

Peace out!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Don't make noise

Ever heard of 'word vomit'? Its a term that people use when someone speaks/ write too much or when someone speaks/ write without thinking. 

When people speak with disregard towards consequences you get discussions like the one on the right. Total word vomit. All words but no substance. The only good thing that can come out of that kind of discussions - people can identify you as the 'unintelligent being that resorts to uncivilised name calling when out of ideas'. This is a good thing, seriously. That way, intelligent and reasonable people like the rest of us can avoid you in order to prevent deterioration of our own intelligence.

Thus quoting a friend of mine, there is a difference between making a point and making noise. The decision is entirely yours.

Peace out!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

To travel is always a good idea

Life's Goal: Travel to at least one different country every year.

2013 - Germany
This year it is Europe. And this year all shall witness the epic meet-up of all time, a 5 foot tall Asian and a 6 foot tall German. It shall be hilarious.

Peace out!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy Chinese New year!

May everyone be prosperous and happy. 

Peace out!

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The Revival of Me

I am guilty of negligence.

Of starting on a project and abandoning it midway.

Of saying I love to write and yet not acting upon it.

Thus it is time to change my ways and start afresh. Call it a late New year's resolution or a Chinese New Year's resolution even.

To capture life's moments no matter how dull it may be. To not be lazy and only use social networking sites. To craft words and hope that someday not only will it inspire me to continue appreciating life but perhaps to also inspire others to do the same.

Peace out!


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