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Books
Books I have completed reading since January 2017:

1. Angelopolis - Danielle Trussoni
2. The Magicians - Lev Grossman
3. The Magic Circle - Jenny Davidson
4. Memories - Lang Leav
"You got no qualities"
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Be it extremely emotional, controversial, messed up, or whatever, this entry has been password protected.

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Funny over tearjerker
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This is based on a true story. Don't try this in your real working place.

Boss: Ok Meow. Now try finding for second opinion over these fruit prices since this supplier's price is a little too expensive based on the price quotation.

Meow: Ok boss... don't worry my friend is working along this line.

Meow went to talk with her friend about the fruit prices and realised that her company has been charged with an expensive price. But according to her friend, this is the price freelance suppliers usually charge.

Meow wanted to minimize the supplying price her company usually being charged, so she asked her fellow fruit sellers about the price they are paying.

Meow: Ne Pumpkin. Usually how much the fruit supplier is charging us for those fruits?

Punpkin: The supplier usually charge us by quantity each time we want.

Meow: I see. So how much is she charging quantity of one fruit each time it is delivered?

Pumpkin: Sorry you don't have to know that.

So you saying ... I sell fruits but I don't know how much is the supplier charging me? So why am I given such a task in the first place?

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Crazy reunion
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Woohoo~ I had lots of fun today since I met up with jolenesiah and an ex-classmate which she was named "S".

I treated them to a movie called Hairspray as my post-birthday present. Yes I know... they should be giving me presents but hehe .. according to Chinese traditions the birthday person is supposed to treat people. Haha.. never mind la since I also just got my salary which will be depleted soon after I pay off my debt to my mum. Haha. The movie was good. I had lots of laugh though the plot was simple. One fat girl made changes to the entertainment industry and championed for integration of the white and black. Simple, short and sweet.

Later ... we went to the Garden... the new high end mall like Starhill. Wow. It exudes the smell of "brand new" and we shall see how long does this brand new feeling could last. We got so many buildings that are called malls in Kuala Lumpur one by one they are becoming useless and ending up as slums... places no longer people want to visit anymore. How sad it is. Once this happens, we never say "Hey we should fix this problem before moving on" but we often say "Hey let's build a new mall since we got so much land to develop... why bother fixing the old ones?" I managed to get a jeans for RM 39.00 from a high end place. Not a bad price!

We had Indian food for dinner. I would love to eat more but I was sick so I just had one round with second round of dessert. Haha. I love their bread pudding. It was so good! Each of us paid RM 10 because it's for charity purposes. And it was funny that we were one of the first diners to be there and we yakked until 8.30 pm. We were there for like 1.5 hours. Just sit there and chat. S was sharing with us her naughty yet intriguing experiences on snorkelling/ diving in Malaysia. Pretty scary when she said she met sharks and being drifted away by the current.

To end our fun day... we took photos. I will only post one here. The rest, see jolenesiah's blog.





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Neat and untidy
Friday, September 28, 2007
I was on sick leave from work today. I thought I would b creating a free sick month but unfortunately I was not determined enough because I got throat infection and flu and you name it. How do you know you got throat infection? Easy ... if you have ever feel your throat is itchy and you just feel like scratching it with your tongue, it is an indication of a virus work in your throat. How I know? The doctor told my mum. In fact my whole family gets on with our doctors pretty well so we get to extract tonnes of information like how they met their wife... what do they download during their free time except all of them don't want to give me sells. Haha.

Getting to know I have throat infection for the past few days is really bad already but the doctor today really gave me a second heart attack after my first one from reading Naruto chap. 371 at 8.30 am. I learnt my lesson not to read manga in the morning.

The second diagnose I have is I'm likely to have goiter. My eyes nearly popped. he was massaging my thyroid area and he asked me why is my thyroid swelling. It's abnormal. I was shocked. He said it wasn't normal unless I'm having some hormones discrepancy. Worse come to worse is I would be on long term medication because it's also a hereditary illness. I was simply dazzled by the word "hereditary". My mum was screwing her head to remember which family of hers has thyroid problems other than dying from all kinds of cancer. Yes... my family has a string of death due to cancer. I was listening to my aunt and mum saying this and that aunt died of dunno dunno what cancer. Pretty scary.

Doctor said I need to take a blood test soon because the last time he saw his patient who has the same problem as me ... her eyes were potruding. I said "Wow.. her eyes pop out?" Doctor replied "Yea popped out and cannot masuk balik." I GASPED with my eyes potruded! So now this patient would undergoing surgery to fix her eyes soon.

I was speechless. Why do I have so many illnesses? Next month ... I'm going to see another specialist for different health illness. That is also a very serious problem. The last time I had stomach discomfort, I had needed a jab to ease the pain. Doctor advised me to see a specialist soon.

OMG. I want to be strong and healthy... I want to live longer to achieve every dream I have. And who the hell said "Take things slowly?"

It is too short to be ordinary for GOD SAKE. Stop telling me "You so young take your time to do things"!!!

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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale. A review.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Title: Tithe: A Modern Tale of Faerie
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: Romance & Fantasy
Rating: 3.8/5

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band, until an ominous attack forces them back to her childhood home.

To the place where she used to see Faeries.

They’re still there. But Kaye’s not a child any more. This time she’s dragged into the thick of their dangerous, frightening world. A realm where black horses dwell beneath the sea, desperate to drown you… where the sinister Thistlewitch divines dark futures… and where dashing Faerie knights are driven to perform acts of brutal depravity for the love of their uncaring queens.

Once there, Kaye finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival Faerie kingdoms – a struggle that could end in her death …

Review

If you are an avid reader of my blog, you must have seen through me that I have a fetish for supernatural beings, regardless I like it or not. So I’m not surprise seeing myself picking up this book. In fact, I have read a lot of books on fantasy and always hungry for romance books except for pure romance stories where lovers roll from the bed to some lake.

But to be honest with you guys, I actually bought this book on impulse. I was in this bookstore to collect my birthday voucher but cannot!!! I have to collect it within seven days after my birthday. How dumb is that? And I was there 3 days before my birthday. So determined to get something before I leave, I randomly pick a book from the fantasy shelf. Oh… don’t worry this is not my first time doing so.

As usual, I was attracted to the cover because it exudes some gothy feelings with this sort of dead preserved butterfly or moth on the cover. It feels good in my hand too. Yes I know I’m very shallow. To show I’m not that easy to be cheated, I got this book also because it was a nominee for a Mythopoeic Award. No idea what award is that.

I like how Black spins the story. From the first page you read until the end, it is a flow of logic and short and sweet descriptions about the main characters and the events. Rich enough for you to drift into fantasy.

The main characters are - I have to admit they are nothing new – fey creatures. Of course, you don’t expect to see an alien with two big bulging blue eyes and greet you “I come in peace from Uranus” in a fantasy realm, right? The male protagonist is a knight elf, Roiben, who works for the bad queen and main female is a pixie, Kaye, clad in human glamour.

Kaye is a kind of a girl that some people might term weird because she could see fey. No one believes her. What’s more is she didn’t see any more fey when she was nomad-ing in the bigger city, where she console herself she has lost her innocence. As a school drop out, she works in a Chinese restaurant to support her mum and involves in activities a normal teen would venture – smoking and drinking. I feel Black has successfully captured the lifestyle of a teen like Kaye and also her feelings and mindset of every event flows in the story including the scene of her falling in love with Roiben. Oh well, which girl doesn’t fall in love with a handsome gorgeous elf even if he’s just a gardener?

The way Black writes about Roiben could make me imagine how he looks and I didn’t drool over him. Gosh… Who ever said that? But you can see that Black emphasizes more on Kaye’s characteristics and personality than Roiben. So Roiben’s past is still a shrouded mystery to the readers. One thing I’m a little confused with Roiben is of a page. Black explains that Roiben keeps on recalling how he threw Kaye to the floor and freezes the reaction image of her face over and over again. And then he kisses her when he met her the next time. Ha? You fall in love with a girl with a shocking expression? What an uncommon way to fall in love. But my point is … thinking back of that image doesn’t mean it is love or rather he’s simply confused over why Kaye has that expression? Usually people reminisce over something because we don’t understand that something. Could that something give birth to love? I need to forward this question to Black.

When you discovered Roiben also likes Kaye… you would surely go “OMG OMG” especially fans of gorgeous supernatural beings. How did it end? Did they manage to get together? Woah … calm down girls. The ending gives you a 100% satisfaction so no fretting over this weird couple.

Overall, this is an enjoyable Young Adults fiction that I don’t mind reading it for the second time. Warning: there’s part two.

Theory
In my blog, I said I would spit out my theory on why Black didn’t win the award. Let me iterate this. This is just my theory.

I have read a few winning award books before especially YA. The common trait of all those story winners is you get a lesson out of the story. A lesson that makes you think back of your life or leaves some very not comprehendible impression and also makes you to apply critical thinking.

For this story, it is just another happy-ending fey story. All well ends well.


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Sweet as Honey
Thursday, September 27, 2007
The nightmare I had didn't affect my sleep the next night. In fact I dreamed of something nice but I guess that will freak you guys again. Hang on, don't go away first before I finish my sentence: there's nothing horrifying in this blog. Just sweetness. Trust me.

I don't know why these few nights recently I have been freezing at night. I keep on rubbing my temple on my small square pillow next to my shoulder. I would hug it and rub my temple into the pillow every mid morning. As I said I have been freezing recently not only by the chillness in my room but also by my wall fan right at my toes. The wind is icy cold when it lands on my face so I guess that's why I rest my temple on the pillow. But this night I was so freaking cold I unconsciously covered my whole head with the blanket.

And I slept. In my unconsciousness/ sub-conscious, someone actually remove the blanket from my face and made sure the blanket covered my head and cheek so I still could breathe easily. Haha but unfortunately the blanket was still covering my head when I woke up!

Not scary right? Haha.. and I know who was that in my dream...

Hope you guys will have a sweet dream after reading my blog entry.

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