August 18, 2009 at 3:55 am (afs, beverages, books, photography)

if you haven’t read this book already,

please go ahead, and do. it’s a brilliant book. simple, yet powerful. then, watch the movie. it will break your heart, yes, but watch it. history terrifies me sometimes, because i always wonder if there’s really anything thats stopping us from doing it all over again.

last sunday was the afs alumni reunion at jalan maarof. did you know that yasmin yusof was an exchange student?
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we also had yummy cupcakes.
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it was supposed to end at 8.30, but in typical afs fashion, we can never say goodbye,  so we all headed over to nirwana for banana leaf and milo and baskin robbins.

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this is my new favourite top. and that is my all time favourite drink. and yes, i do have a nose piercing. i’ve had it since i was 17. how observant of all of you.

ok, must go now and try and squeeze in some king dork reading time before my afs meeting.

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August 13, 2009 at 3:19 am (beverages, food, friends, movies, music)

yesterday was amazing!
actually, this whole week has been pretty damn amazing. but yesterday. yesterday was mind blowing.

so i won a junk magazine competition which allowed me in to interview boys like girls in person.
i got to pyramid tower around 1.30 ish, and met with the two other winners. we were greeted by:
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and

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they were half naked a lot because there was a photo shoot coming up, and they were all trying to figure out what to wear. not that we were complaining of course.

so, yeah, the photoshoot, the one we didn’t know about, but ended up helping with. the people from junk asked, ‘do you guys mind helping out? just throw confetti and balloons at the boys.’ and with grins a mile long, we politely said ok, and then squealed when they walked away.
obviously, we couldn’t take our own pictures during the photoshoot, but junk’s released a couple of pictures via twitter already.

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the boys were very cool during the photoshoot. they really got into the whole confetti/balloons/glitter/cake thing.

afters, we had our exclusive interview with them, and it was hilarious. there’s an exclusive picture with them from the interview, but i’m waiting on junk to send it to me.

afters, rushed to the curve so that we could do the whole pre-order thing at sony style.

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we waited in line forever. no, really. forever. partly because we wanted the cd. partly because we wanted the free mtv stage passes that came along with it. yes, i’m aware i already have tickets. i also have a plan =)
met cool people while in line. met some scary 15 year  olds. got out limited edition poster.
at 7.30, the boys appeared.
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hello paul, alyssa’s new love.

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seeing them for the third day in a row now.

 

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P1000394dinner was yummy, as usual. 

last friday we had won tickets to watch district 9 today. we weren’t all that jazzed to be honest, because we aren’t huge fans of alien movies, but free is free, so we went.
it was awful, horrible, so bad that we walked out after 45 minutes, which is a first. for me anyways.
it wasn’t just uninteresting, it was also disgusting. i expected so much better from peter jackson.

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to kill time, we sat on the steps in a light drizzle and talked about life.

it was so much better than sitting through the movie.

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’cause there’s beauty in the breakdown

July 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm (beverages, coversations, music)

i think that there should be more days like this.

a lazy two hours spent trading ideas and philosophies regarding religion, dreams, and people with a good friend, over milkshakes.
later, while caught in the rush hour traffic (which is a lie, because there is no ‘rush’ in rush hour. stagnant would be a better word.) i listen to nada surf’s ‘if you leave’, and smile over all the anecdotes exchanged.

it’s refreshing to not be stressed, or tired, or rushed for time.
it’s nice to just be.

in other news, the braces are gone (yay!) and i fell down a couple of stairs (boo!) the two events are not related, by the way. just thought i’d clear that up.
my left leg’s so swollen now, i’ve almost convinced myself that i have elephantiasis.
how attractive.

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silver red bull for the win

July 22, 2009 at 3:53 pm (beverages, books, coversations, food, friends, music)

i suppose it was inevitable. or at least, thats what everyone tells me.
on the way to college, i hit the car in front of me. first accident since procuring my license in 2007. the honda accord was slightly scraped, and my own myvi looked like baby wolverine attacked it’s side.
the other driver was very gracious as we exchanged information, and discussed repairs. he shrugged off making a police report, maintaining that as long as i paid for the repair, it really didn’t matter to him.
i was grateful, not then, but later on – once i’d gotten over the initial shock.
calling the madre was the worst, simply because i just didn’t know how she’d react. i managed to choke out the fact that i’d been in a minor accident, and she said, ‘it’s ok. breathe. i’ll take care of it.’
i am generally very independant. i was raised to be. but sometimes, sometimes, it’s just so good to relax and let my mother sort things out. and somehow, she has this way of knowing just when to step in and when to back off.
long story short, the repairs came up to about rm 200, and i’m just grateful it’s not more.

i was so upset in college, not so much about the damage, because there wasn’t much, but just the whole aftermath of being involved in a accident, and even worse, being the guilty party.
which is why, when he texted ‘can i call?’ in the middle of law, i decided that i really needed to hear his calming best friend voice, instead of hearing my law lecturer talk about insanity.
‘it’s ok to be shaken, but just know, it happens to everyone. look on the bright side, the other driver didn’t hit you on the head with a beer bottle.’
‘who did that happen to?’
‘nobody. but you know, it could have.’
=)
thank you for always being just a text away.

a plate of hot maggi mee goreng tambah pedas and an extra chocolatey iced milo later, and i’m all chirpy again.
oh, the joys of nourishment.

and for the first time today, i tried the silver red bull. omfg, why has no one ever told me how good it is? it’s my new favourite drink after coffee, and snapple, and vitamin water and gatorade, but before 100 plus activ and slurpee.
i should really read the label on drinks before downing them though, because i had the last sip at 11.30, and couped with my insomnia, i’m probably only going to get an hour of sleep tonight.
way to be.

it’s not so bad though. i have hans christian andersen’s complete fairy tales to flip through. there’s nothing like curling up in bed in a freezing room, wrapped up in two blankets, with a  good book. in fact, that sounds so good, i’m going to go do that right away.

goodnight.

p.s. listening to boys like girls cover of frou frou’s let go. it’s such a beautiful song. and they do it justice.

so let go, jump in
oh well, whatcha waiting for
it’s alright
’cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
so let go, just get in
oh, it’s so amazing here
it’s alright
’cause there’s beauty in the breakdown.

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