August 16, 2009 at 5:31 pm (food, friends, holidays, music)

sooooo, how amazing was mtv world stage?

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P1000405fooding at international pancake house, where neither of us ate pancakes. my kiasuness ensured that we had plenty of time to spare.

P1000408in line. we were extremo sneaky with the bag am quite proud we managed to pull it off.

P1000426estranged.
they were not bad, neither were they awesome. they didn’t really do anything for the crowd, who by this time, was completely restless with all the waiting.

P1000465boys like girls. was. awesome. endofstory.

P1000478during ‘thunder’, i stopped snapping pictures, and along with everyone else, raised my arms and sang along. it was the most amazing feeling. and i have always loved that song. always. it brings back so many memories.

P1000483‘throw it away
 forget yesterday
 we’ll make the great escape
 we won’t hear a word they say
 they don’t know us anyway

i’m not putting up any pictures of raygun, because all the ones i have wouldn’t do them justice =(
they were brilliant, though. i totally did not see it coming. if you’ve seen their music video for ‘just because you can’, you’d think they were vaguely annoying musicians.
they are not.
they are entertaining, and talented. one of the few musicians that are better live. without a doubt, they were the best performance of the night.

P1000527hoobastank was not bad. actually, i’m even going to to go so far as to say that they were really, really good. doug was so awesomely cool; his face, his expressions. and then of course, they had the whole crowd singing the ghostbusters song, which i approve of, because acts of randomness like this make me happy.
when they launched into ‘the reason’, i remembered all the reasons i loved them. again, the songs has so many memories tied to it.

P1000581the rejects were brilliant. i don’t know how to better describe it.

P1000583tyson ritter has so much energy, it blows my mind. he kinda reminds me of a hyperactive monkey on crack, but you know, a cute one.
they sang ‘it ends tonight’ and i was completely contented. i LOVE that song. LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE. i’m going to stop saying love.

P1000603the crowd thinned considerably for kasabian, probably because they’re not very popular in malaysia (some people would beg to differ, but it’s true) those who stayed though, were pretty hardcore moshers.
i’m not overly familiar with them, but i do know and love ‘shoot the runner’, which they performed.

P1000616the crowd of purpotedly 15000.

quite frankly, i don’t know how we lasted. it’s one of those things you go through, and then you think back, and you wonder ‘holy hell. how?’ (alliteration!)

we were so dead by the end of it all, it wasn’t funny. 9 hours of standing, with roughly 5 hours of jumping around, screaming and dancing thrown in.

thank god for youth.

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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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P1000379we went prepared.

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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she used to be the sweetest girl ever

July 25, 2009 at 2:42 pm (afs, coversations, food, friends, volunteer)

everytime afs asks for volunteers for saturday mornings, i say yes, with gusto. and then saturday comes, and it’s 8 a.m., and i am literally facepalming because sleeping in is impossible.
it’s always worth it though. always.

today we had the english enrichment camp for primary students in sk gombak seri 2, in an effort to instill the love for english in younger children.

ok, so you’re laughing, because i hate kids and they hate me. however, these were 11 year olds, and i discovered that i really don’t mind children over 7. i mean, we can communicate with words, hence no awkward waving and peek-a-booing is needed.

this was a pretty big deal, so lots of volunteers (both afsers from malaysia and the foreign exchange students) we started by dividing the 150 students into 11 groups, giving them animal names (it’s cute when you’re 11). terri and i took the duck group, during discussion time where they had to come up with a house for their respective animals and name things needed by it.
‘so guys, what does a duck need to survive?’
‘a ps 2!’
‘…ok, good. what else?’
‘a laptop!’

eh, what kind of world are these kids living in?

then we were divided up for the treasure hunt. i was manning charades with yelena and two recent yes returnees. the theme for charades were movies, and seriously, i was amazed when one of the groups actually guessed pontianak harum sundal malam. and lord of the rings.
11 year olds are so smart.
we went a little crazy with the stamping. each station was handed one of those stamps with crazy patterns tp stamp the group’s scoresheet, and instead i ended up with four leaf clovers and smiley faces all over my hands. sigh french and australian exchange students.

the kids were so cool at the end, when we were saying our thank yous. they did some special clap thing, several times. again, this is only cool when 11 year olds do it.
after everything was over, we were bombarded by kids wanting our autographs (REMEMBER THOSE DAYS – WHEN WE WROTE OUR BIODATA AND CUTESY MESSAGES LIKE ‘FRIENDS FOREVER’?) one kid went around saying, ‘i want your facebook please.’
why do 11 year olds have facebook?
felix, especially, got bombarded with requests for his autograph, and pictures, probably because he is very comel. blur, but comel.

the french boy, julien, laughed at me when i spoke spanish, saying i sounded ridiculously french. and then i spoke french, and he laughed even harder because i sounded spanish.
=(

this post is sooo long. but it was a long day, thus it’s justified.
pictures on facebook.

went to see dina’s dorm in uia after. realised that if i wanted to, i could essentialy shack up there because i can fit into her clothes, and we use the same shampoo and facewash.

dinner at old town, where i keep telling myself to order something other than their nasi lemak. but then i sit down, and rationalise that there is nothing wrong with ordering a perfectly delicious meal.

must sleep now. intense study sesh planned for tomorrow.

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pictures as promised!

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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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monthly manic milkshake monday

July 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm (coversations, food, friends, new buy)

it’s been such a good beginning to the week; i’m so happy.
i’ll have to summarize because i slacked on blogging, and i’m overly lazy to go into detail about past days.
on sunday i got a dragon snake (henceforth to be referred to as a snagon). it’s..a dragon head with a snake body, no legs, itty bitty wings and an orange tongue. i shall post a picture sometime. quesop puff, as charlie and i named it, is suitably part adorable, part ugly. he was also rm5, found at a bazaar at the summit.
LOVE bazaars.

yesterday, we started a new tradition, because if you know us, you know what huge fans we are of rituals.
every third monday of the month will now be ‘monthly manic milkshake monday’.
what brought this on?
a 3 a.m. craving for delicious thick, frothy milkshake. don’t you ever find yourself in the middle of doing something completely unrealted, like i don’t know, reading up on equity – and find yourself thinking, ‘hmm. i could use a milkshake right now. now now now,’?
well, yeah, that’s what happened.
sidenote: how can anyone prefer strawberry/vanilla milkshake to a chocolate one? i judge you people.

today was such a nice day. ok, maybe i’m just easily pleased. it’s pathetic how exciting i find being able to sleep in till 7.30 a.m is.
no, seriously, i was overjoyed by this.
it started raining in the middle of lit, and so, we all walked out to enjoy the fresh air. my lungs have forgotten what it’s like to filter unhazed air.
law got cancelled!

suzy called me all the way from italy, and told me to forget the states and focus on london, because that’s where she’ll be. she mentioned she was heading to ibiza, and i was insanely jealous.
some of us have sold our souls to a-levels, and it’s not nice to rub freedom in our faces =(

after, kyle called, all the way from new york, to tell me a joke about his dog. and then he hung up. not quite sure what to make of that. but he does this a lot, so i can’t say i’m overly surprised either.

OH, and then thasya brought over some of her chocolate rum birthday cake. lovely concoction.

so happy.

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i love cempedak. fried.

July 15, 2009 at 3:23 pm (college, coversations, food, games)

i am extremely happy. my mother bought me fried cempedak. i LOVE fried cempedak. i suspect i love it more than pisang goreng even. due to gluttony and lack of self-control, i did not take any pictures of the delectable dessert.
so i stole them off the net:

sangat sedap.
that was my dinner.

today, my bio lecturer called me clever – 5 times. FIVE. i am very proud.
we were telling him how he should give out stickers for good work. preferably those shiny ones. or the ones that have a fuzzy texture. i love those.
so, yes, i was talking to hong on the phone, all jubilant because i made my first sale via mudah.com, and i told him my bio lecturer called me clever.
‘you sure anot?’
‘WHAT!!? of course i’m sure!’
‘was he kidding?’

OI. i have your manchester united ticket. and training pass. granted, you are my transport to the stadium, but WHO CARES. i’ll make a new friend, and give him/her the ticket and he/she will drive me there, and home again. and we will be bff.

…my point was…oh, yes. do not doubt my intelligence!

i levelled up in typing maniac today! i am now a 20th century man. hah!
i realise that only in this context will i ever rejoice in being termed a 20th century man. because boys are stupid.
my obsession with this game would be worrying, but i did all my stats homework, and lit reading, and i prepared my bio experiment. really, if you think about it, i deserve to play typing maniac.

today for lunch, i had vegetarian char siew and it was awesome. not as awesome as real char siew, but still, very good. help has really good food, i realise. not good for my ever expanding waistline, but good for my tastebuds.

i don’t know how this became a food post. but since that’s the main theme, i shall just expand on it.

ikea-meatballs

mine and charlie’s favourite.

we have made this our official must-have-once-a-month food. though, we had it like 3 times in june. but, who’s keeping tabs, right?
ikea meatballs are super yummy. i think the secret’s in the sauce. whatever it is, i never have anything else when i’m there, because why? screw adventurous. i’ll settle for tantalising.

cannot do food posts anymore. am now super hungry.

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we ate for charity 2

July 5, 2009 at 2:56 pm (charity, food, volunteer)

it’s been such a crazy couple of days. friday, au and i left for guilt-free genting, which i am not going to blog about, because genting is, and this is going to sound insane but that’s ok, genting’s sacred right now. it was the perfect antidote to everything, and i feel like exposing the details of that 2 day 1 night trip to anyone else will spoil the memory.
i might post the pictures, once i have begged/blackmailed them from alyssa.

today was the eat all you can durian festival which served as a fundraiser for the children’s wish society of malaysia. they’re basically the equivalent of the make a wish foundation in america, and they do some really good work.
anyways, i was volunteering there today.
the event was held at subang parade, and involved some 4 tonnes of durians, which were gone in slightly over an hour.
the crowd was insane. entire families showed up to shovel down durian, and really, i didn’t know anyone could eat that much durian. i mean, i like durian, but not enough to eat up to 7 fruits.
as usual, there was a fair share of unpleasant people, who took to yelling at us when the durians ran out, when they couldn’t open the durians, when there was no place to sit, when we wouldn’t let them put the durians on the games table; basically we got yelled at for everything.
i responded each time with a maniacal grin, which probably pissed them off, but oh well. this is me drowning in anguish over my impertinence.

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back to college tomorrow. how exciting.

things aren’t exactly back to normal, but i know at least, that we’re making some headway. that’s better than nothing, right?

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malacca.was.awesome

July 1, 2009 at 11:19 am (books, college, food, holidays)

just so everyone knows, i’m considering uprooting my entire life and moving to malacca, which of course will never happen, because i love the city and i am too lazy to make any change of that magnitude in my life at the moment, but still, it’s nice to pretend.

malacca was brilliant, the best excuse i’ve had to be my inherently lazy self.
we went there to visit mum’s distant cousin (something along the lines of thrice removed, i believe) who’s recently gotten out of hospital. yes, she’s fine. no, there’s no reason to worry. both mum and i were just itching to be out of the city for a bit, and malacca seemed as good a place as any.

after 2 hours of non-stop driving, and singing along to westlife’s no. 1 hits, we ended up in good old klebang, a place that 6 year old me loved very much.
when i was younger, we went to malacca a lot. the klebang of my childhood was pretty and refreshing, a sleepy little town away from the constant noise that is kula lumpur.
klebang has changed quite a bit now. not so sleepy anymore. and the beach…the condition of the beach saddens me. the government has started reclaiming land there to buid a coastal highway to port dickson, and a recreational park, and probably a dozen other pointless things. and just like that, the pretty beach of my childhood is gone.
what a bloody waste.

however, i was delighted to find out that a stable had opened there. the stable housed about 12 horses, and 2 ponies. it was awesome. a gangly foal ran around, nervously pacing the ground everytime someone approached it.
i rode this horse named samudera for quite a bit. he belonged to a datuk, who happened to be there while i was, and was very gracious and friendly. he even invited me back to ride samudera anytime.
also, i befriended one of the stable guys, this old man who’s lived in malacca since 1511 probably. he seemed to know everyone there. gave us complete histories even (“this house used to belong to david, but then his father died and he sold it to that proud lawyer…”). we had a very in depth discussion about tattoos (sidenote: tattoos help you make friends. seriously. somone should put this down in a self-help book)

oh, and i tried fried chicken intestines in this one famous shop in malacca. it was like twisty crispy keropok. i am never eating it again. it’s not that it tasted bad..i just don’t relish the thought of popping intestines in my mouth.

what else did i do? mmmmm, visited pasar malam and bought a ton of fruits and bubble tea. durian season is now, yo!
went back home, and finished ‘the life of pi’ – it’s such a brilliant book.
stayed up late watching ‘the nanny’ re-runs. slept in, woke up, came home to kl, and just as i got home, i received a text from afifah, saying ‘shit! awful timetable! go check it out!’

=(

college timetable is not cool this term. really, really not cool.
i start monday morning with my least favourite subject. and on thursday, we have a four hour break between subjects.

eeeee. not happy.

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bubbly bubble day

June 25, 2009 at 3:11 pm (food, holidays, new buy)

nicest day today.
finally fulfilled my life long dream of riding the plastic animals in 1 utama. the men in charge didn’t look all that fazed when we asked if we could ride the animals, so i’m guessing they do occasionally get such requests from people who are not 3 feet tall.
the ride was so much fun, no lie.

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it wasn’t even remotely embarassing, though to be fair, today is a thursday, so the population of people in 1 utama is minimum. but still. everyone should go out and do this at least once in your lifetime. and that is my public service message for the day.

afters, we browsed around the toy shop and had lots of fun playing with various toys. we also became members, though i cannot for the life of me remember what this entails. all i know is, the card was purple, pretty and free. so we signed up. actually, i think you have to spend like rm80 to activate the card (which will not happen) and you can use it in thailand, singapore, hong kong and china (all countries which i will not be visiting anytime soon)

we bought soap bubbles.

after chowing down burger king, where i tried the hershey’s pie (goood! very, very good! we headed back to charlie’s place for a two person bubble party. jazz, her dog wasn’t too jazzed about having bubbles blown at her. she went and hid in a corner far away =(

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so much fun. in case you’re wondering why my face features predominantly in this post even thought charlie was around, 1) it is my blog and 2) charlie loathes the camera. she will actually make extra effort to not have her picture taken.
strange, i know.

came home and anxiously waited for the SAT results to be released. i swear, my heart almost stopped beating when i got a text saying ‘SAT results out!’
i am muy muy happy with my results =)

celebrated by having another bubble party with my dog, which was amusing, because he chased all the bubbles and tried to eat them.

good day – and i still have 2 and 1/2 bottles of soap bubbles left. must think of good ways to use them up.

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state of play

June 24, 2009 at 2:08 am (food, holidays, movies)

was not a bad movie.
it wasn’t awesome either, not something i would make everyone watch. but it wasn’t a waste of money. watch it…if you really want to see a movie and none of your friends want to watch drag me to hell.

i still don’t like ben affleck. this goes all the way back to pearl harbour, where he lived and danny died, and i was so angry. so, so angry.

spent yesterday morning in college, discussing the production. and then lunch at nando’s. just realised that i haven’t eaten in nando’s since form 5 i think, where i balcklisted it for the incredibly bad service from the outlet near petaling street. i’d forgotten how yummy their sauce is.

anyways, loads of good movies are out/coming out, just as the new sem is about to start, of course. i must see public enemies, drag me to hell, transformers, harry potter and the half blood prince, 500 summers, alice in wonderland (i know it comes out next year, but i’m already excited. johnny depp johnny depp johnny depp!)

ok, need to go to paws now.

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