十二月のスキェジュル

- Update blog whenever she feels like it
- Watch out for new releases for manga (daily)
- Get 2 volumes of Japanese manga from Hakusensha or any other manga publisher
- Finish her short stories
- Back up savedata
- Survive PG and hopefully, PhD
- Complete most of her games in her game list
- Catalogue her mountain of unzipped and uncategorized manga in her desktop / hard disk
- Finish the drama that she's got in her hard disk

- (11/28) プリンスPiaキャロット [PC]
- (12/19) 放課後colorful*step ~うんどうぶ!~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 大正鬼譚 [PSP]
- (12/19) 月影の鎖 ~狂爛モラトリアム~ [PSP]
- (12/19) 剣が君 [PC]
- (12/26) Jewelic Nightmare

NB: Despite the overall static-ness of the blog, the game page is updated every now and then because gaming is something she'll never give up, ever.

平成20年7月28日月曜日

My Starbucks Calendar/ Trend-avoiding

The first thing I spotted as soon as I sat down was my Starbucks Calendar that I got from Taiwan 2 years ago.

No, this isn't mine cause I was too lazy to take a picture of it. And because I don't want anyone to see my messy desk!

If I'm ever going to Taiwan again, I'm gonna spend on those frozen frappucinos sold at 7-Eleven (they're well-stocked and has almost anything edible you can think of!) and buy myself another two pairs of Converse sneakers!
When I bought my pair of sneakers, it was only MYR96. Yeah, you heard me! 96!! It costs a hell lot more if I buy 'em here! Furthermore, it only came to the stores 3 months after I got mine!

MALAYSIA IS SO FASHION-BACKWARDS!

I mean, by the time the trends reach here, the rest of the world is already on another track.
What do I care, I don't give a damn about trends.
So as long as hoodies, cargoes, Bermudas, jeans and printed T-shirts exist, I'm happy. I'm happiest in guy clothing. The big, the baggy and the comfortable.


Again, this picture isn't mine. My laces are light blue, for unknown reasons.
I can't really take a picture cause it's already late and the doors are locked.
And, only did I know a few seconds ago that these are called Chucks!

I spotted something that I like, very much.

These are Vans! It comes in two of my favorite colors, purple & black!
*Drools*
There's a Vans outlet in Taiwan. It's next on my list of things to get!
Forget about flats, straps, stilettos, wedges & all those heels! Sneakers & sport shoes are definitely the way to walk, jump, skip and a whole lot of other stuff without hurting yourself.
Imagine you walking on heels and slipping on a banana skin...Nasty.

You know what else to forget? Following the sheep herd!
Forget about what's hot & what's not! Who are they to decide what you should or should not wear! Are you gonna wear grey jumpsuits if they told you that it's the current IN?

If you said yes, I'm calling you a MORON!

You have free will, EXERCISE it, you over-dressed, over-accessorized idiot!
Trends come and go, but style is forever.
Simplicity is sometimes the best.
Learn & understand these two statements & practice them. Tendency to overspend your measly (I know mine is) allowance/budget would be a hell lot less. You'd save your parental units on overspending too.
Most of my allowance is splurged onto books/ graphic novels, but that's another story.

Hmm...You must be thinking:
What the hell is this idiot talking about?
What does she know about fashion? I bet she looks something that crawled out of a dump site! Isn't she contradicting herself, since the description of her choice of clothing is punk/ grunge/ emo/ etc...

News flash.
I NEVER said that I dressed like a punk. That's just plain stereotyping!
I dress comfortable. Hence, BIG, BAGGY, COMFORTABLE!
With big shirts & baggy pants, I have a whole lot of freedom moving; and I can sit however I want to without someone asking me to close my legs!
I can run, jump, slide, crawl, roll & more without worrying that others will see my knickers or my panties. Get it?

So, the next time you spot something on the catwalk, find it and have the desire to own it, think about your salary & budget. Then think about your credit card bill. Next, think about how you'd have to pay the bill.

There, was it so hard to put that mink coat which costs half of your salary back at the rack and walk out?

Note: The author of this blog is a 17-year-old who knows a lot of brand-conscious schoolmates. She's trying to tell those overspending freaks that you can even get a really cool shirt/ dress/ jeans/ etc from a bargain bin or night market, and that trends only last as long as nail varnish on your nails.
Also, she feels that people are losing their individuality and self identity due to imitations of the life & personalities of movie stars like Hannah Montana & High School Musical (which she loathes).
But people who knows her have always wondered, why can't she just be normal and not think about all these stuff?
Nobody knows, not even herself.

平成20年7月24日木曜日

Piano Thrashing/ 50 Posts & 51 Things to Learn About Guys

There isn't any piano thrashing in this post, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Let me explain about my weird titles. The syllables before the '/' is what I can observe/ hear around me. For instance, piano thrashing came to me as I was listening to Vanessa Carlton's 'Papa'. She was pounding hard onto the piano, hence thrashing. Yeah, I'm weird.
This trend might last a while, till I get bored of it to be exact. Just like when I started my posts like one would in a letter, greeting someone or something.

Though, I never thought that I'd make it to 25, least said about 50 posts.

About yesterday...

We went to UCIIT yesterday, which is owned by APIIT. I didn't see Rhys nor Yain because the secondary school wasn't there.

The lecture was all about resume writing (which was less than 10 seconds) and using Flash. It was fun to animate stuff.

The lecturer quizzed us on general knowledge. I got the part about the largest forest in the world correct. It was the Amazon in Brazil. I won a drink, but didn't get it.
If any of you guys in UCIIT see this, tell your lecturer to save it. And no, I did not leave my URL at the first laptop on the third row on purpose. I juz didn't get a chance to delete the history. Sorry.

Well, that's all I have to say about UCIIT. It was interesting, though not what I expected.

Well, since I've made it to 50 posts, with this as my 51st, I'd like share with you something I've found deep inside my mailbox...

50 & 1 Things to Learn About Guys: As Told by A Guy
1. Guys hate sluts.

2. "Hey, are you busy?" or "Are you doing something?" ~ two phrases guys open with to stop from stammering on the phone.

3. Guys may be flirting around all day but before they go to sleep, they always think about the girl they truly care about.

4. Before they call, guys try to plan out a little about what they're gonna say so there aren't awkward pauses, but once he's on the phone he forgets it all and makes it up as he goes.

5. Guys go crazy over a girl's smile.

6. Guys will do anything just to get you to notice him.

7. Guys hate it when you talk about your ex-boyfriend or ex love-interest. Unless they're going for the let-her-complain-to-you-and-then-have-her-realize-how-wonderful-and-nice-you-are method.

8. A guy who likes you wants to be the only guy you talk to.

9. Boyfriends need to be reassured often that they're still loved.

10. Don't talk about your guy friends to your boyfriend.

11. Guys get jealous easily.

12. Guys are more emotional than they'd like people to think.

13. Giving a guy a hanging message like "You know what?!..uh...nevermind.." would make him jump to a conclusion that is far from what you are thinking. And he'll assume he did something wrong and he'll obsess about it trying to figure it out.

14. Guys are good flatterers when courting but they usually stammer when they talk to a girl they really like.

15. Guys hate asking parents for money to buy girls presents. So they come up with ideas like saving their lunch money for a week. But it never works because guys are always hungry so they end up asking the parents for money anyway.

16. Girls are guys' weaknesses.

17. Guys are very open about themselves.

18. It's good to test a guy first before you trust him. But don't let him wait too long.

19. Your best friend, whom your boyfriend seeks help from about his problems with you may end up being admired by your boyfriend.

20. If a guy tells you about his problems, he just needs someone to listen to him. You don't need to give advice.

21. A usual act that proves that the guy likes you is when he teases you.

22. Guys love you more than you love them if they are serious in your relationships.

23. Guys will brag about anything.

24. Guys use words like hot or cute to describe girls. We rarely use beautiful. If a guy uses that, he likes you.

25. Guys think WAY too much. One small thing a girl does, even if she doesn't notice, it can make the guy think about it for hours, trying to figure out what it meant.

26. Guys seek for advice from girls, not other guys. Because most guys think alike, so if one guy's confused, then we're all confused.

27. Any guy could write out a rulebook or advice book for flirting, but no guy can write out a book about relationships.

28. Try to be as straightforward as possible.

29. A guy has to experience rejection, because if he's too-good-never-been-busted, never been in love and hurt, he won't be mature and grown up.

30. If the guy does something stupid in front of the girl, he will think about it for the next couple days or until the next time he spends time with the girl.

31. No matter how much guys talk about asses and boobs, personality is key.

32. Guys learn from experience, not from the romance books that girls read and take as their basis of experience.

33. Guys worry about the thin line between being compassionate and being whipped.

34. If a guy looks unusually calm and laid back, he's probably faking it and is spazzing inside.

35. When a guy says he is going crazy about the girl, he really is. Guys rarely say that.

36. When a guy asks you to leave him alone, he's just actually saying, "Please come and listen to me."

37. Guys don't really have final decisions.

38. If a guy starts to talk seriously, listen to him. It doesn't happen that often, so when it does, you know something's up.

39. If your best guy friend seems to avoid you or is never around when you're with your boyfriend, he's probably jealous and likes you.

40. When a guy looks at you for longer than a second, he's definitely thinking something.

41. Guys like femininity not feebleness.

42. Guys don't like girls who punch harder than they do.

43. A guy has more problems than you can see with your naked eyes.

44. Don't be a snob. Guys can be intimidated and give up easily.

45. Everything in moderation. Put on makeup, wear perfume. Just not too much.

46. Guys talk about girls more than girls talk about guys.

47. Guys hate rejection, but they hate being led on even more.

48. Guys really think that girls are strange and have unpredictable decisions and are MAD confusing but somehow are drawn even more to them.

49. A guy would give his left nut to be able to read a girl's mind for a day.

50. No guy can handle all his problems by his own. He's just too stubborn to admit it

51. Not all guys are *******s. Just because ONE is a jackass, it doesn't mean he represents ALL of us.

Bared for all to see.

平成20年7月20日日曜日

Irony

I finally hit Glitterati in nuffnang...but it's the wrong network.

Apparently when I signed up for it, I was too excited and too BLIND to see that it was the Singaporean one. The only way for me to collect anything in future, if I could generate enough interesting post (which I don't) to draw any attention of unique loggers, is to move back to Singapore. Dang it!

I still have overdue homework to finish and I've procrastinated a hell lot to make it worst.
Now I don't feel like doing anything other than camp out in front of the computer.

Well, I'm off to finish my overdue homework.

平成20年7月19日土曜日

Gray Skies/ Freedom of Speech

I'm back at my desk (and my own pc), and the first thing I'm going to do is put up my onion pics!
Ehehe...

People have been complaining that my blog entries are too long...but I'm not going to do anything about it.
I'm only updating it once a week, let me have my say!
Besides, you have an option of not reading it.

A lot have happened this week, and I don't have time to write everything out. (Yes, I know a lot of people are very happy (-___-) ) I have till 2 to finish this up.

Just some ds (d**p s**t) causing a hell lot of trouble for my brother; and the uproar of students (including me) with the school going through our blogs, talk about having the freedom of speech.

Word of advice for the teachers: If you don't like what you see, don't read it. Besides, did WE give you the permission to read it? Did WE give you our URL? Aren't you trespassing in OUR lives? More importantly, isn't THIS out of the SCHOOL'S JURISDICTION? You can't even penalize me if you see this!

I know that we have the rights to freedom of speech, and know very well the boundaries and limits to that freedom. I didn't study Morale for nothing.
Also, I've done my homework/ research about privacy and free speech in cyberspace,
Code 2.0: Free Speech & Code 2.0: Privacy by Lawrence Lessig . Do read up before saying that you can sue us for writing OUR opinions/ exercising the rights to freedom of speech.
As long as there is no obvious threat to physically harm the person mentioned in the opinion, your suit will be nullified.

Everyone has opinions about someone else, be it a positive one or negative. Just take it as constructive criticism and improve yourselves, isn't that what all teachers tell their students?
If so, then the teachers themselves should take their own advice. Don't be a hypocrite.

(Directed to any grown-ups reading this)
Weren't you a teenager? You should know what it feels like.
And please, don't give me the "we were much more obedient than you guys are" speech and tell me how cooperative you were in school. I'd most likely dismiss it as crap (yeah, you heard me!) and say that you're lying.

Teenage = rebellion period

It's a known fact when hormones are raging (I'm not talking about attraction to the opposite gender), each and everyone of us will most likely act before thinking. Don't worry, this is not a hormonal-fueled post; I've given this topic much thought.

If there are teachers reading this, I hope you would think back the time/ times when you disagreed with YOUR parents, even with stuff like what to watch on tv or what to eat; or when you didn't like your *insert subject here* teacher because *insert reason here*.
And don't tell me that you NEVER have any of those experiences! Then you'd just be plain crapping (yup, I've said it again) and whatever you tell me in future will most likely be dismissed as crap.

Nobody's perfect, not even you. If everyone of us were to behave and be good boys and girls, we might as well be born robots. I'm not saying that behaving is a bad thing and we should all be wrecking havoc everywhere we go; a little misbehavior spices things up and life wouldn't be so boring. Of course, the misbehaviors are petty offenses, not to the point of murder or assault.
(Ends point referral to teachers or any grown-ups)

I know my points stated are arguementable (the debate of this topic is still ongoing in my head- lookie here, I'm a weirdo who debates with herself) but I shan't go on any longer for my readers are complaining. If you have any points that you disagree with me on or want me to elaborate further to the point of debating it with me, you're always welcomed to find me in person, spam my cbox or IM me; I'm open to any opinion so that I can learn new stuff and have a wider perspective on life.

Well, I should get to revising now. SPM is in 116 days, I think.

Tune in next week for some random topic on life or posts about my boring life.
I might write something tomorrow if I'm free and inspired.


平成20年7月12日土曜日

S.A

I bought the first 2 volumes of Special A yesterday! *squeals*
And mom bought the limited apple blossom scent from The Body Shop.

Dad's home after his work trip. He's having a headache now...
Mom's still in her baking class.
I hear the door, maybe she's back.

I'm bored and I'm random today.

This is by far the shortest post EVER!

平成20年7月5日土曜日

Free But Troubled

Ohiyo,
I think I can answer Jess's question to why my posts are more like essays.

It's because ideas pop up while I'm typing and my fingers just type out all the monologues I have
I don't plan out what I write; I just 'wing' it.
I have eight more minutes till my Malay class.

*BRB after one and a half hours*

I'm back.

I think I'll vent on my tuition woes.
I quit all of them; in harsher words, I was kicked out.
I'm innocent and didn't even know what the hell was going on until mom picked me up.

It was on Wednesday, I was attending my add math class.
When bro finished his class, he went to pay for June's fees. He then went home.
After I finished my class, I went downstairs to wait for mom. I got into the car and the her first words were:" You aren't going back there anymore."
I said: "Huh, why? What happened?"
She then told me the whole thing.

As soon as bro got into the car, her cellphone rang. It was that Biyotch (yeah, I'm calling the administrator that cause she's one and is causing a lot of trouble just cause of something insignificant!).
She was asking mom why she deducted so much from the previous month. Mom said that it was for the classes that weren't held and the replacements that weren't done.
Then she asked why did mom deduct 32.50 for Physics and Chemistry. Mom said that it was the price of each class, which is only 4 times a month. It's 130 each.
She then argued that it was only 120 bucks a month for the respective classes and it should only be 30 per class. That's when mom blew her top.

You see, the total fees that my mom pays for tuition is 780 a month; my brother taking 2 classes for 220 while I take 5 classes for 560. If Physics and Chem were 120 instead of 130, then my mom should be paying 760 instead of 780!
This means mom has been paying her 20 bucks extra! And since we've been taking classes there for 6 months, this means that we've been paying her 120 bucks!
AND DURING THOSE 6 MONTHS, SHE DIDN'T EVEN SAY A WORD ABOUT IT!
If she is a decent person, she would have corrected it when we first paid our fees, INSTEAD OF SMILING AT US EVERY TIME WE ARRIVE WITH THE CHECK AT HAND AND QUIETLY POCKETING THE EXTRA AMOUNT!

After that, she asked why were there 2 deduction for Chem class. Mom said that one count was when the teacher wasn't there and another was when the center was closed that Friday. She then exclaimed that a replacement teacher was called on that day. Mom said that I wasn't satisfied with the teacher. I mean, who will? A Biology graduate teaching CHEMISTRY?
She didn't even know what the hell she was talking about! She kept referring to the reference book and mumbled!
The other time was when I ran up the stairs and found that the door was locked, so I had to run after my mom before she turned the next junction or be stuck there for 1 1/2 hours. At this point, she said that it was a public holiday- the Sultan's birthday. Yeah right, the holiday was on Saturday, not Friday. Even my sister didn't have any classes on Saturday.

That B then said that today (Wednesday) was our last class and it'll be free. We're not welcome anymore. Mom was so pissed that she said:" So be it!"
I can't believe that a person can be so unreasonable! All she cares about is the money that's coming in! GAHHH!
I've never cursed anyone intentionally before, but...
I HOPE THAT SHE DOES RUN OUT OF BUSINESS!
Mom's contacted some of the teachers and they've agreed to tutor us at home.

Well, since that's out, I feel much, much better.
Now to go watch some movies and then off to bed. I've got to be in school by 7.30 tomorrow to catch the bus to UM for the seminar. It's gonna be 10 hours long...