Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Aboeji (Part 1)

It was Aboeji's birthday the other day. To be honest, it has been quite awhile back since we last sat down and have a proper meal together. It's only times like this we need to find time for each other. Just a week ago, a dinner was a necessity and ensure that this dinner must happen. As we sat down, talked and do some catching up to realize that it has been 7 years we all know each other. Tell me how time flies. He practically saw us grew up, from a student, to being jobless, and now we are all now working adults earning our own money.

I did not dine in this place before but heard quite a bit of Chicago

Ahh oh so tempting ... the left page, alcohol! Damn damn damn. I should not have stopped drinking. I am keeping to my discipline really closely this time unlike before where it has only been said but nothing really has been done

Er .. is this Nachos?

Wings. I don't like to dirty my hands but guess I don't have a choice

Bingo ... so here it comes, one rack. They sell by either half rack or one rack. I like this .. yum yum. Pork is like always the best food in the whole universe.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Lovely ..

I'm sure that you have a few people on Facebook that you don't really feel like talking to, and when you see an updated status there, you either feel irritated or you feel like laughing your ass off.

There are these certain group of people who on and off will update their Facebook status in a really weird way. It's just predictable like what they will put there before you read the actual text. They love using words like "My lovely ..."

I'm just sorry I am not really a fan of all these things. Yeah, you are bound to have your own opinions, so do I. They will tell the whole world about their family, like oh yeah, we know you have a husband and yada yada, ooh yeah we know you have a daughter too yada yada. If you wanna stalk these people, it's freaking easy.

I used to have a lecturer who was like that. In the lecture hall, what she did was to tell how grateful she is to have a husband and a son, like one whole happy family living together under the same roof, the next semester, she was ranting away. Like, heck? We do not have dementia for God's sake.

It is absolutely not wrong if the other party is interested in your type of story and if they are the same group. If they are not, it is a total crime you're committing. So, spare the innocent ones. Please read signals and body language. The moment you start your story, you can tell right away if they are your type of people. If they are not, stop there, and move.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bukit Tinggi Part 3

All we did for the remaining of the day were just taking pictures, utilizing every second we had with the kimono. We were given a specific time frame only.

Our trip practically ended there. There's actually nothing much to do there, just the typical trip to a hill. Weather is soothing enough, in comparison to the weather down in KL obviously. No late night stuff there, as you are there just to have a break from the city life. Hence, hectic stuff is just not necessary. If you are looking for this kind of trip, just laze around with a cool temperature, then this is it, or else it's not. Maybe, things had changed now I am not too sure. But, this was what I experienced in late 2010.

Every Vote Counts

So, it has been announced that to be able to vote for the upcoming general election, you need to register latest by this coming Saturday.

To all Malaysians, as long as you have reached 21, physically in Malaysia, please register as a voter. You have every right to cast your vote here.

As someone who had reached 21 years of age, you are responsible to vote as a citizen of Malaysia. Remember, every vote counts. Have your say.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bukit Tinggi Part 2

The day after, we got up, had our breakfast and it's time to visit the last place. Botanical Garden and the Japanese Tea place. This is where you will be able to see the Asian side instead. They do rent out the Japanese kimono for photography session as well as for the sake of wearing it haha.

Some garden thingy

Welcome to the Japanese Tea House

This is kinda dark though ... yeah so all of us chose our own favorite color .. well, not so much of a favorite, but the available colors left

It was his lucky day I agreed to have a photo with him

So yeah ... fighto! haha Yeah yeah I know we should act all gentle and polite but screw it yo

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Rash

It was an outing last Saturday we spent the dinner at Nelayan. In fact, I really didn't know what was Nelayan all about until that day. It's actually an expensive steamboat and the selections they have was not very impressive. Moreover, the manager was not a friendly one. We were actually chased out after spending almost 500 bucks there.

So yeah after I had dinner there, my leg started to itch. I thought it's just the normal itch. I have very sensitive skin and I am fully aware of that. Hence, I just thought it's just a temporary thing that will fade after a day or so. On and off, I will have rash, but it will eventually go away. It will not get to a point that the itch becomes unbearable. Somehow, it happened this way. The weather was so humid for the last few days and that had contributed to the severity of the itch.

It spreaded to my hands on Sunday. This was obviously the mild version when it had not really attacked me. By afternoon today, it was all red and it looks really infected. It's not a nice scene for sure. It was quite serious.

So, I paid a visit to the doctor. He told me there are a few possibilities why this might have happened. It could be the food I ate. I suspected the crab. Another possibility is that I have lied down or touched a dirty surface, which then can be caused bitten by mites. Right after the dinner, all I went was to the bowling alley whereby I did not lie down. That is the reason why I am suspecting the crab, or rather the food in that place. I have enough of rash, but the rash could not get enough of me. God Bless Me.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bukit Tinggi Part 1

Well, this happened in late 2010, precisely after Christmas. I thought I have blogged about this and upon searching, I wasn't able to find that blog posts. Dafuq. I must be way too lazy and procrastinate and leads to totally forgotten about it.

A few friends and I went for a breakaway after Christmas in 2010 to Bukit Tinggi, Pahang. It's located slightly further away than Genting. If it takes 45 minutes to Genting, this takes 1 hour drive from KL and it's 2,500 feet above sea level.

This is not anything like Genting, where it's all lively and busy. This is just a tranquil, peaceful place where you can just relax from the city, have a good and relaxing vacation. This is where you can experience both French and Japanese culture here. The East and the West.

You can tell right away that it's not an Asian building structure

Yeah they have performance in the night too at scheduled times


We stayed a night in a hotel under Berjaya. As expected, it wasn't an impressive hotel. Being Berjaya as always, their service is always in that standard for all the Berjaya I have ever been, which means, not good and there's a vast area of improvement. But again, having so many tourists there with limited manpower, it's not easy to provide something beyond expectations in a positive way. Hence, it's not so much of a hospitality in that hotel, more like a necessity.

The Feelings That Tell You Something

When you feel something is not right, most of the time, the feelings tell you the right thing. It might not have been explained technically, but it happens. It's something that you just can't explain.

Believe what your feelings tell you and act upon it. That was what my feelings told me some days back. That whole thing wasn't right. I had a very bad feeling about it.

It could be bias from the very beginning, it could be just prejudice, or just literally double standard since the first day itself. It might not be the case, but that's just the feelings tell me. In just 10 seconds when you meet a person, you will know if you will be able to click with a particular person. At just that moment, I know I can't. Things might change in the future, but right now, it doesn't look like it.

Through observation, it's a differentiation in belief and personality together with character. It could be just mere sensitivity, but well, who cares about it. However, I believe in one thing. Don't bother about each other lives, you don't step across the line, I won't either. Honestly, I am happy with the things are and I do appreciate that if I am being treated as transparent.

Through conversations, I know that I should be careful of people like that. Who knows what will happen. We can't predict the future. We will never know. Even a very good friend can stab you in the back, what more someone who is not. Hence, it's good that a life is lived without any interference and disruption because that may lead to disaster.

Ignorance isn't a bliss only but it is an appreciation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Severely by FT Island


Severely by FT Island which has been released a month plus ago. Again, they had proved themselves enough, it brings a very deep meaning. The video is so saddening but these things do happen in life. How we actually cope with grief. Sometimes, it's not about letting go, but to accept it that certain people has been part of our lives and they can no longer be with us physically, but we know they are there.

In Hangul
아무 표정 없이 아무렇지 않게 그렇게 널 보내주길
매일 연습해봐도 어색하기만 하고..

웃음을 보이며 몰래 우는 법도 매일 연습해 봤지만
떨리는 목소리에 금새 들킬 것만 같아

사랑하는 것 보단 이별 하는 게
아마 수천 배 수만 배는 힘든데
너 없이 못 사는 바보인데 어쩌라고

지독하게 너무 지독하게 너를 사랑했나 봐
숨도 못 쉬고 너만 찾는데
도대체 언제쯤 그만 둘 수 있는지
지독하게 너무 지독하게 너만 사랑했나 봐
널 보내기가 내겐 죽기보다 더 힘든 지독한 일인 것 같아

아무리 아파도 아무렇지 않게 그렇게 하루를 보내길
그저 익숙해 지길 매일 연습해 봤지만

어차피 너를 잊진 못할 것 같아
고칠 수 없는 병에 아프다 해도
너 없이 못사는 바보인데 어쩌라고

지독하게 너무 지독하게 너를 사랑했나 봐
숨도 못 쉬고 너만 찾는데
도대체 언제쯤 그만 둘 수 있는지
지독하게 너무 지독하게 너만 사랑했나 봐
널 보내기가 내겐 죽기보다 더 힘든 지독한 일인 것 같아

차라리 이럴 거면 사랑조차 말걸
언제쯤엔 잊을까

미련하게 너무 미련하게 너만 사랑 했나 봐
다른 사랑은 꿈도 못 꾸게 하는 너만
너밖에 모르는 바보인데 어쩌라고

지독하게 너무 지독하게 너와 이별하나 봐
잘 가란 말이 뭐가 어려워
입술조차 떼지 못하고 머뭇거려
지독하게 너무 지독하게 너를 이별하나 봐
흉터보다 더 깊이 가슴에 남아
너를 지울 수 없을 것 같아


English
Letting you go without any expression, as if it's nothing -
I practiced doing that every day but it's still awkward

I also practiced how to secretly cry while smiling but
I feel like my trembling voice will give it away quickly

Loving is probably hundreds and thousands of times more difficult than breaking up
But I'm a fool that can't live without you - what do you want me to do?

* Severely, I guess I loved you too severely
I don't even breath and I look around for you
I don't know when I'll be able to stop
Severely, I guess I loved you too severely
I think letting you go is more severe than dying

No matter how much it hurts, every day I practiced
Trying to get used to spending a day as if it's nothing

I don't think I can forget you anyway
Even if I'm sick with an incurable disease
I'm a fool that can't live without you - what do you want me to do?

* repeat

If this was how it's going to be, I shouldn't have loved
When will I forget you?

Foolishly, I guess I loved you so foolishly
Because of you, I can't even dream of another love
I'm a fool that only knows you - what do you want me to do?

Severely, I guess we broke up so severely
What's so hard about saying goodbye that I can't even open my lips and am hesitating?
Severely, I guess we broke up so severely
You remain deeper than a scar in my heart so I can't erase you


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Things Can't Be Undone

When you are in a wrong, and that you want things to be back to how it was, sometimes, it's just can't be undone. We all know that. It's a universe's rule.

Hence, you may try to rectify things, try to talk things through with the person involved. If all has been done and it couldn't work out anymore, it's time to move on with only yourself to blame but with a few exceptions. If you are trying to get things right with a third party instead, I will say, you deserve of how you are being treated anyway and it's entirely your fault. If you are wrong, and you know it, then do what you supposed to and again, with the person involved.

If you are coward enough to go through a third party, I shall say, good luck with your life because not everyone can tolerate such gutless behavior. I know I can't, it's absolutely unacceptable and improper. If you insist of doing so, please go ahead, because I have no control over someone else's behavior and actions anyway.

I have just one belief. If you are guilty, you are in the wrong, settle it with the person involved only. If you have not been entertained, it's just your luck. People like you have made my life so difficult, as I have people coming to me telling me about you. Yes, you, which I am not interested anymore as you have put me so low. Since, in a way, you have offended me with or without intention, I accept no apologies, from you or from a third party it doesn't really matter anymore. It's best to think before you do anything.

This is a way of me telling you not to take people's time for granted. It might just be a small thing for you, not me. After so many years, it's the most basic thing you will know of me. That was the last. Test my patience, test my tolerance. After years and years, even it means sacrificing everything, to prove my worth, I will still go ahead with no mercy. When it comes to things like this, I am very particular. This is what you have already known and for you to do it, it's just stupid. I can't stop you from what happened, but I can in the future.

Not everything can be undone, not all the time, time can heal. Once a mistake has been done, certain people and certain things can't be rectified. It's just like a scar, some scars can be healed over time, but some, will stay forever that way even after 20 years. That's exactly how it works on Earth and that's exactly how it works on humans too.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy International Women's Day

Today, March the 8th, 2012 is International Women's Day.

This is the day that highlights about women's rights all the way from the 1900s. They have come a long way going through poverty, hunger and abuse and how these women have contributed to society where women today may enjoy. This is the day where inspirational women news are highlighted but these days, it had lost its political side of it. So, it became a day for men to simply express their love to the women who had influenced in their lives from one way to another.

Women are to be loved, not to be understood. I don't know how true this may sound, but personally, both is needed haha.

I don't know what a bowl is related to Women's Day ... hmm poverty? Perhaps.

Yeah all the flowers in the world ...

Shower Gel too ... from Body Shop

There are flowers as well but I gave that to a guy. I can't just accept flowers like that, it isn't me. I can't bring myself to take the flowers. Sorry haha.

Once again, to all women in the world, Happy International Women's Day!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Monthly Celebration @ The Ship

It has been such a long long time since the last time I ate in The Ship. I can't even exactly remember when I did. I totally can't recall at all. Is this a sign of old-age?

I remember this though, I used to always look forward for this, the bun.

Just Sprite, even the Sprite tastes so good haha

I don't know what is this

Wait, what is this again?

This is mixed grill, I felt like I was in Heaven

Probably, I can't even remember much about those days dining in The Ship. Just out of a sudden, and it's a celebration of a particular day, I felt like eating steak. Hence, we went. I just remembered that I only order Minute Steak each time I went there many years back.

So heavenly. But, the ambiance and atmosphere isn't much the same anymore. When I went the last time, which I can't remember when, it was all quiet, dark, nice and cozy environment. When I went last Saturday, it was noisy with children crying and screaming and that's so annoying. It spoils the whole feeling. The sound pollution causes such painful experience.

How long can you wait?

Be punctual. Is it that difficult?

I don't know how selfish can people be at times. Yes, we have agreed to meet up, there's no specific time but I presume after work, one hour is sufficient enough to reach to the desired place. Hence, I waited, and waited, and waited.

I text, asking what time. Well, I was told 2.5 hours after 6 which was utterly ridiculous. If you are telling me you are coming from KL, maybe I understand but you're not. Peak hours so what, it just doesn't make sense. You come telling me that you were dragged into a meeting. You don't even have that bloody courtesy to even text me about it. By telling me, it's already my call whether I wanna continue waiting or not. If I wanna continue waiting, it's my fault. So, you make it sound like I don't have a life and my job is to wait for you and you are the only one busy with stuff to do? Bull shit! So, if I don't text to ask, I'm sure I am unaware of all these things heh?

By you doing all these uncalled things, it's best you just don't come and look for me anymore, because I am certainly not interested. Knowing that I have low tolerance for all these nonsense, you went ahead doing all these stuff. You specimen shall stop all these trash right now.

If you wish to repeat all these, it's not even right to continue contacting me anymore. 2 months ago, you did the most annoying thing that had caused me my Christmas. Throughout so many damn years, you have been doing it and I am forgiving enough not to ask you to pay for the price. I have brought this up God knows how many times, and nothing has ever been done. If you have respect for me, you will not be doing this. But, time, again and again, had proved it that you have completely no respect towards me, and I shall just respond to that action of yours. I am happy with things are without you, please remember that. A friend will not do this to another friend. Only if you realize and know about all these basic things in life.