January 18, 2013

On Vacay

Hey loves, just want to let you know that this blog will be on hiatus for 2 weeks as I'll be going on vacation starting tomorrow. My journey can be sum up as: KK - Penang - KL - KK - Manila - KK. Heee...
You know how to reach me or get my updates, there are facebook, twitter, instagram and whatsapp. I'm wishing for a safe and sound journey. Well it's gonna be awesome. ^^

I'll be back after 2 weeks. I love you. Bye! 

January 16, 2013

Memories on A Shelf

I was cleaning my bedroom the other day. I de-dustified and de-moldified (do these words exist?) every corner of the room. Certainly, part of my spring cleaning was devoted to my bookshelves. I took out all the books, cleaned the shelf, wiped off the dust, rearranged in alphabetical order by author, and put books that were kept in stacks on the floor back onto the bookshelf. I never even considered getting rid of my books.

In most areas of my life, I adhere to the idea that less is more. But when it comes to books, more means more. I love seeing a bookshelf overflowing with stories. There's a few that were given by people on my birthdays, as souvenirs and by swapping. And there's also some old Reader's Digest mags, mags that I grabbed from airplane, and reference books that I was unable to sell. Maybe it's time to let go of those. I've gotten rid of books before, but it's always with a bit of sadness and paralyzing thought like, "what if I need it?”. You see, it's the what-ifs thingy again. :p

While I was spring cleaning the shelves, I found my old notebooks from matriculation college and 1st year of degree.

books of memories :)

 I used to write lecture notes on them, which I barely read. And there are some poems and random words in middle pages that I can't even remember writing. What was I? Cold-hearted emo girl? :p And then on the other pages, some kind of drawings are nicely embedded next to the notes. I must be really bored during lecture, but how did I become so creative? Lol. 

being Picasso during lecture :p

I got a little pang of nostalgia when I read some notes that my friends wrote on a farewell night back when we're in matriculation college. Gosh, it's been 4 years we don't meet each other. Those are one of the best memories. ^^

some of the notes from my friend. I miss them so much..

And....a sweet graffiti that Ifo left in my notebook. I think it's 3 years ago. I can't believe that I almost forgot having this one. Heeeee....

I love you too 

January 12, 2013

I'll See You in Another Life

Vanilla Sky was released 12 years ago and I watched it today for the 1st time. How lame is that? I mean, how could I missed watching a brilliant film that starred by Tom Cruise? Never mind, I've watched it anyway. Most reviewers said that Vanilla Sky was the most baffling and confusing movie ever. Poor them. Lol.

The story's about David (Tom), who has just about everything including a publishing empire and a sex partner named Julie (Cameron Diaz). At one party, David met Sofia (Penelope Cruz) and they spend the night together. When Julie finds out, she offers David a lift and drives off a bridge to kill themselves. However, Julie's the only one who dies while David survives..with a horribly disfigured face. And that's when the strange things started. 

I still love him even with this face.

For a man that traffics on his looks, damaged face is the end of the world. David seeks every avenue of plastic surgery and facial reconstruction he can find, and while doing so, he starts to lose his grip on sanity. 

He sees Julie everywhere, he has a great time with Sofia but suddenly she turns into Julie, he imagines the BOD's scheming to kick him out of the company, and he finds himself charged with a murder - but none of those things are real. He's been living in his own lucid dream right after Sofia left him on his drunken night. He killed himself with overdosed drug, but he's not really dead. Truth is, he signed a contract with Life Extension before, a place where people are frozen until a cure for their illness is available. So David's suspended, preserved and placed in a lucid dream state for 150 years. When he realize that it's all a dream, he says goodbye to Sofia and decides to come back into reality by leaping off a building. The end. It's sad because in real life, Sofia doesn't exist anymore.

"..I'll see you in another life.." ~ I tear up at this..

Yes, it's confusing but I'm amazed and totally drawn into it. While it looks like there's a lot of options - David is either crazy, dreaming, dead, or the victim of conspiracy - this film really makes you believe them all simultaneously. And I love it, I love this kind of film, how it challenges my mind and at the same time gives me new perspective on something, such as life. I really love Vanilla Sky as much as I love Inception. 

And by the way, these are the beautiful quotes I caught from Vanilla Sky:

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
You can do whatever you want with your life, but one day you’ll know what love truly is. It’s the sour and the sweet. And I know sour, which allows me to appreciate the sweet.
Most of us live our whole lives without any real adventure to call our own. What is any life without the pursuit of a dream?

January 11, 2013

How Many Times has the World Ended?

The 7th semester of my degree has ended yesterday. Here comes the holidayyyy! Heeee...
Today was great, I was hanging out with Ifo and our dear friend Lan at his shop in Sulaman Central. Actually we're doing this public interview about 3 celebrations in our country: Xmas, CNY and Diwali (it was for somebody's assignment). We're supposed to ask random people in public, but we were just too lazy to do so. :p Guess how we did? I was interviewer while 2 of them became the interviewees by impersonating 9 people with different races, slangs and ages. It's hilarious when we listened back to the recording. They reminded me of Jozan. Lol. 

By the way, I have something interesting to share with you. I'm not sure if you find it interesting too, I got this from an email, and I need your opinions about it. Here we go:

So, what say you? 

January 8, 2013

Now Paramore Now

"Get ready to riot as America’s beloved pop rock phenomenon, Paramore make their stellar return to Kuala Lumpur on 17 February 2013 at Stadium Negara. Fronted by the incomparable Hayley Williams, the band is geared up for their worldwide tour in conjunction with the release of their upcoming self-titled album due on 9 April 2013."

I. Am. So. Excited!!

So here's the ticket details,

and the venue layout.

Parawhores, what are you waiting for? Pick your zone and book a tix here! ^^
I'm so pumped up for this! It's been my dream to meet Paramore and be at their concert. I don't want to miss it again this time, but my heart breaks when I see the flight ticket price. Far out of my budget. T_T
I wish for miracles..like, lower price by Air Asia, or free tickets giveaway by Hitz FM, or Paramore decides to perform in KK. Heeeeee........

Oh by the way, their new single, 'Now', will be released on 22nd January 2013. Yay! ^^

January 7, 2013

The Road not Taken

Do you still remember a poem by Robert Frost that we learned in English class at school? It's called The Road Not Taken. Does it ring a bell? Of course. It's a nice poem, emphasizing the importance of the choices made throughout our lives and the consequences of them. You see, we can't run from choices or making wrong choices and the vulnerability of living on a choice made that can't be changed. When we accept a choice, means we decline another choice. While taking every path, there's another path we don't take. And we'll always wonder about the outcome of the roads that we didn't try.

Previously I found an infographic about this poem at my friend's blog, Rungitom Life. It's cool and inspiring. ^^ Check it out: 

January 5, 2013

Sleepiness Kills

Yesterday I heard a news about road accident at my town (Papar) that happened last Thursday. It's a tragic accident caused by SLEEPINESS where the driver died just when admitted to hospital. 

The victim's a daughter of my mum's friend. She's on her way back from work and it's already dark. Of course we'd feel fatigue and drowsy after a long day of working. So she got sleepy while driving Persona at normal speed on a straight two-way road and unconsciously drove to middle. There's a truck coming from opposite direction but the truck managed to pull over at safe distance and honk. The lady was awoken by the horn and immediately drove back to left side. Because of panic, she forgot to glance side mirror, and then collided with a car coming from behind, pushing the Persona forward and crashed another car in front. 

Initially, the lady was said to have minor injuries and she could still move and even called her mother telling about the accident. But when she reached hospital by an ambulant, she died because of internal bleeding and organ damage. Besides, she's just gave birth 3 months ago and there was severe effect on her uterus. 

Deep condolences to her family, her 3-month-old baby, and her husband that's outstation during the accident. Though I barely know this family but the tragedy broke my heart to pieces. So guys, please drive carefully on the road. If you get sleepy, just pull-over and take a good nap for a few minutes or go to nearby cafe and have a cup of coffee. We can make a difference and save lives by doing simple acts. Sleepiness kills, you see. Be safe, loves, especially ladies.
I leave you with an infographic about the stages of sleepiness:

January 4, 2013

Being Vulnerable

When I started writing this blog, I was nervous. And honestly I got a bit apprehensive before each time I click "publish" especially seeing how I write about things that I don't necessarily share in real life. You see, in real life I don't really speak my point of view, I don't share much things with people, I don't show them as much as I write here.

When it comes to personal feelings, I like to keep things light. I'd rather fake a smile than getting down to the nitty-gritty mishaps of life. But the problem with this tactic is when you pretend like you're always happy and goofy, people believe you. They don't know if something hurt your feelings when you just laugh it off. And it's not their fault. We can't expect them to know the difference, right?

So this blog's given me a place to write anything that I can't bring out and say easily. The thing is, it's easier to be open up here, to people I barely meet but support me beyond words. It has made me reach out and helped me to express myself. It's been a beautiful experience. It's made me vulnerable.
When I blog about things like my hopes, a rough day, or big decisions I have to make, I'm actually putting myself out on a limb. But I'm pretty proud for that.

Good night. :)

January 3, 2013

Shaiful Nazri :)

This man is turning 23 on January 3, 2013. I just called him "old man". Heeee....
But, no matter how old you are, Ifo, I'll always love you like I loved you before, like I love you now, and like I love you in future. Being in love with you has been such a beautiful part of my life. I wish you all the best in life. May Allah bless you always. 
Happy birthday, Shaiful Nazri. 
Happy birthday Ifo my love. :)

January 1, 2013

To the Year of Twenty Thirteen

..to hot pancakes gracing the table,
to making people laugh so hard you think they might actually pee their pants,
to jumping and tip-toeing and everything else that makes walking fancy,
to tea time and movies with the people you admire,
to bonding with people that shape you in unbelievable ways,
to apologies and forgiveness, but never apologizing for who you are or what you feel,
to new alter egos that help you to get stuff done,
to tv marathons and unchanged PJs,
to running, maybe just a few minutes every now and then, but running nonetheless,
to blogging, instagramming and tweeting and everything that makes you happy and sharing it all with the ones you love,
to finishing what you started, 
to planning ahead, 
to saving your pennies for the next big adventure that just happens to be right around the corner..

and above all,
to love.

Happy New Year 2013. ^^


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