Books I have completed reading since January 2018:
1. No Man's Nightingale - Ruth Rendell
2. One Day - David Nicholls
3. The Door - Margaret Atwood
Friends and Enemies
Akatsuki: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
-beats in my head-
Chika-Chin's Anime Mania!
empty white space
In My World
My Blah blah Bulogu
My Little World
Sdovelly~ c'est la vie
Serene's Silent Secrets
Shuffle and Repear
Tolanic's Travel Blog
Naruto go away.
Friday, January 11, 2008
My current obsession is the ED to Haruhi Suzumiya, Hare hare yukai, and soundtrack to the same anime, Lost My Music. I have been listening to Hare hre yukai for the past 2 weeks in my office and been watching the dance on youtube while I was working. And today I was just listening to Lost My Music with my headphone the whole day. I even listened to it when I came back from office.
Trust me. My obsession extends to listening to every song that is linked to that anime. So I have listened to all the versions of Hare hare yukai and I like Minori Chihara and Kyon version. It's cute. Aya Hirano has nice voice too but I don't really like her live concert. I listened to the concerts over and over again. Trust me. I listened to them until the lyrics are blurred in my head.
But I was kinda surprised that Lost my music song is not that hard to sing. I was singing in the office out loud after 5 p.m. Of course I was alone. And if I listen to song again, I could sing along. And you would be surprised that I prefer the English version! Maybe it's easier for me to sing. I yet to see the japanese lyrics but the japanese lyrics for hare hare yukai is damn hard to follow. I need to read a few more times to get the rhythm. And I like Cristina Vee singing the song. She has the strength to sing it like Aya Hirano... You can find her singing on youtube.
All in all I'm considering to buy the Haruhi Suzumiya soundtrack. Oh well, if I'm crazy over so many songs from that anime, why not supporting the industry by buying it?? Yes I know I could hear some people saying "I could always download..."
Oh wait... you don't have to download... you can just come to my blog and listen to it on your left now...
Missing jigsaw puzzle pieces
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I think this month would be a good month for me. I got bonus and increment. It's very unexpected especially the increment part. My manager was telling me "it's not much" but my jaw dropped because I have only worked for more than one year and I feel I don't deserve the increment because it's a lot. Friends and family members who know my work nature will know why I said so. Sorry I can't disclose here. I have been thinking what am I going to do with the extra money. Part of my brain was pretty excited to spend more because I got more. And the angel side was telling me to retain my amount of spending to the minimum because I need to save for retirement. So I decided to open another bank account. And there goes another hole in my head because I'm damn lazy to transfer cash here and there physically. I have online banking but I think there's bank charges and i don't want to pay them every month.
I passed my Unit Trust exam last Saturday. And I can't wait to get my license. Before the exam, my brain was scattered with a list of things to do. And now the after effect... haha I have forgotten. Actually just doing executing them in a slower manner.
I think I'm going to see doctor again to inspect my swelling thyroid. Pretty worried about the part where I find it hard to swallow things. I need to drink liquid often to ease the swallowing part.
I finally got to see my friend's wedding photos. I could feel tears on the edge on my eyes because I was so emotional. Imagine... I used to study with her and her boyfriend and now they are finally married. Another friend of mine also just got married last year. I'm so happy for them though it's surprising to see them getting married! Oh... no names will be given here.
I just chat with a mangaka and that was the longest conversation we ever had. Every time she's online I never got the chance to chat with her other than saying hello. I'm so happy!!!! And I can't wait to get her latest manga volume!! It's the last volume!!! OMG... it's one of the best manga I've ever read!!!!
I finally going to finish a story. It's a sad story. The story line is quite common but I'm quite happy with the flow and the ending. There's a lesson in the story too.
Based on previous entry, I think I'm going to draw a comic out of it. I'm not too sure if you guys going to understand it. But let me draw first!
I finally got to list out all the jigsaw pieces. And these are all connected together in my brain...
Monday, January 7, 2008
I just shook my head in the office not because of ectasy pill but a natural pill of humour. I was reading the newspaper and that was not the first time I came across that kind of news. Imagine a gazetted forest reserve is going to be converted into a development area? Then why gazette that place in the first place? I mean if you haven't really reserve that place altruistically, then don't even named it FOREST RESERVE. It should just be named as Development Reserve. I'm not mocking but the word Forest Reserve seem to confuse people with 'why forest reserve is a reserve for development not a permanent home for flora and fauna?'
I just shook my head even after I got home but this time it was because I was cold.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
A friend of mine doesn't seem to understand my language. I told him to stop introducing me to his friends and yet he'a still doing it. I know it's rude to tell him off to stop when it's just an initiative of him to expand my networking. But two of his friends I have talked to are awful.
The first one really indicated he has something to hide. The way he replied me really gave me the creeps. The first thing he said "you got a charming face." I thought he was referring to my MSN avatar that reveals a South Park character. Then later I realised he was referring to my Friendster photo. Not wanting to discriminate people and being 'arrogant', I just continued talking and down the road he kept on asking my sexuality and then about other people's sexuality. I thought he was gay and so I thought he wanted to make sure I won't discriminate him but further down the road... It became horribly uncomfortable so I ended banning him for good.
I told my friend off to STOP giving out my msn address. And I nearly wanted to scream top of my lungs because my friend knowing I would be in danger talking to him gave out my msn address due to pressure and insistence by that freaking guy! And he himself admitted he is afraid of talking to that troublesome guy. I rolled my eyes.
Today ... there was this girl - again my friend's friend - kept on asking for my MSN approval and I gave in because I wanted to ban her later. But I totally forgotten. So we ended up chatting. She's freaking ill-mannered. According to what I learnt from our conversation, she sells sex products online. I asked condoms? She said no ... she said something good for the gender's intimate part. I scratched my head. Later she asked me if I'm single or married. I asked her back if she wanted to do a sales pitch to me. She heeded it and added if I wanted sex and money. Oh my GOD. I have had enough. Immediately, I told her nice chatting with you and see you on the banning list.
I'm seriously going to SCREAM into my friend's ear. How could he again gives out my msn address 'nonchalantly' I believe? He said once before "I was afraid of adding strangers onto my MSN." Hey what the HELL do you know about me? I have added so many strangers before but all of them are normal and anime/manga fans! And your friends are weird! It's extremely and absolutely intolerable for me. I can't stand lewd people. Strangers I have added like Nuttz and talked to like Katrina are so normal people!!!! How can you freaking say "I was afraid of adding strangers"? My friend is really painting me a bad image of himself. And every time he invites me to some conversation I'm not even interested in.
I told him a few times that I'm not interested knowing his friends. Can't he understand English or I need to scream on the phone to get the message across??
ARGH!!!!!!! AM I BEING TOO NICE? Yea that's what my ex-collegmates said. They even mocked me to write a book on it.
Friday, January 4, 2008
I bought a figure drawing last Wednesday and I got so excited about it because I want to try out the lessons from the book.
I drew something in the office yesterday because I got a headache from work. Yes I'm now having a lot of work and they give me headache. So I drew something out of my headache. And my workmate said the drawing is a reflection of my mood. I told her the character is born from a tragedy befallen on her. And my workmate said the mood I was having at that moment is born through a character. What is worse is the character of mine is a sort of a pyscho youngster. And my friend really thinks my mood at that moment is to kill someone. Hahaha.
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Under my skin
Thursday, January 3, 2008
My mum was telling me how this doctor she knows doesn't look like a doctor because of his appearance and dressing. People who don't know him personally may never even thought he's a doctor. How funny people nowadays still judge other people by its cover even though our world is getting smaller day by day.
Still remember those news in the local newspapers about the increasing number of Black students in Malaysia and in some areas? Some people discriminate them just because some Black people are fraughts. So with some news about some hot sex stuff about Malaysians... is it alright to say ALL Malaysians are sex maniacs and extremely crazy about sex? Or something like that. I think that's discrimination. Regardless of skin colour and gender, these foreign people in Malaysia just want to get money and education and then go somewhere else to achieve their dreams. Have we forget that they too have dreams? And of course some people might dream of achieving them through means that are not 'approved' by society.
But on the whole... imagine yourself going to a foreign country to work or study and you receive lots of discrimination just because of your skin. What do you think and what are you thinking the moment you were discriminated? Can't imagine yourself. Ok. Let's try imagine your kids going off to an unknown country to study. Won't you be worried of your kids safety? Same thing to these foreigners. They too have families and they just hope they get remittants. That's all. And of course there is another side of the coin...
I read Dina Zaman's article in today's newspaper. How sad it is. It's also about skin colour. Why people must judge people on skin colour? Why some people take this issue as something so serious?? I read somewhere that god gives us so many colours because it's a lesson for us to get along with each other or something like that. I find that article very meaningful and I think I read it on an African site... Don't really remember.
And I wish our world is much more at peace and more matured in handling skin colour issue.
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