November 27, 2009 at 6:42 am (Uncategorized)

just so everyone knows, i am so done with this blog. i don’t know, i have no loyalty or attachment really to my blogs, which is why i think i can abandon it so easily in favour of starting a new one.

however, xanga is broken right now, and i need to write for a bit before going back to stats because otherwise, i’ll lose my mind.

i feel like the sunshiney weather is mocking me. it’s such a perfect day for a pickinicking, and bubble blowing, and water balloon fights, or in fact, its perfect for being lazy in bed with a good book.
instead, i am slaving away at stats. and to shake things up a little, keep it exciting you know – i switch to bio or literature.
: ( dislike. really, truly and madly dislike.

yesterday on the way to the big bad wolf sale (mildly interesting selection but the 5000 people or so present was such a put off), we pinky promised, fingers interlocked, and a shared secret.

it took me back to another pinky promise.
on our backs atop an old white datsun, our facial features indistinguishable in the twilight, we made promises. never forever and always though, because we both knew it was impossible, but important promises nonetheless.
i remember your ugly camo jacket, that smelled exactly like you, and how it used to just hang off me. your 6 foot 2 frame was after all the best fit.
i remember coffee, and the way we drank it indiscrimanately, whenever and wherever we felt like it.
i’m still like that. are you too?
i remember deserted roads, and midnight pizza, and never worrying because you took care of everything, including me.
i remember the last hug, and the last words, and how the first time i talked about them to someone else, it stung.

i miss you all of a sudden. i miss how dorky you were, and how i could never be serious around you. i miss how easy things used to be, back when i was sunshine and you were The Man.
  

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September 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm (afs)

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pictures from afs buka puasa at singgahsana hotel yesterday.

it has been an insanely good week.

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August 30, 2009 at 6:43 pm (Uncategorized)

i am currently listening to ‘upendi’, originally sung by rafiki in the lion king 2: simba’s pride. god, i love this song. kovu and kiara were so cute together. did anyone else’s heart break when kovu was exiled? because mine certainly did. oh, and yes, i do have the entire soundtrack of the lon king 2 – and the lion king 1 – on my ipod. it was actually kinda surreal earlier; one moment, the red hot chilli peppers were singing ‘fight like a brave, don’t be a slave,’ and then suddenly, ‘we are one’ came on.

ok, so it’s 2.30 in the morning, and i cannot sleep. instead, i cleaned my room, downed a silver red bull (DO NOT JUDGE ME) and did laundry. i attribute my non-sleepiness to the nap i had earlier, and i use the term ‘nap’ loosely, because the definition of nap is a brief snooze and i don’t really know whether 3 hours falls under the ‘brief’ category.

since i can’t sleep, i shall plan the rest of my day. a hair appointment is in order, provided they are open, which i was supposed to check earlier, but i forgot. anyways, hair appointment, and then maybe a movie with clem. or maybe hair appointment and then back home to complete my pending reading list. i have…six, no, seven books i’ve yet to finish reading. this partly excites me, and partly tires me. so much to do. so much to do! the former was said in a tired tone, and the latter in an excited tone, to reflect my dual feelings.

i just reread that and realised that it made no sense, but i’m too lazy to backspace.

i think i should attempt to attempt to sleep once more.

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August 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm (deep, holidays)

being sick is lame, especially today, where i could have done a million other things, and stayed out late seeing as how tomorrow is a holiday. generally, i hate sundays, and all i do on sundays is grumble about how much i hate sundays because monday is the next day and that means 8 a.m math class, and who’s excited about that? but monday is merdeka, and so tomorrow is a holiday, but i am sick, so none of this is significant anymore.
sigh.
in fact, the only joyful thing i can think off is that i have new studded sandals, which are so awesome and comfy, and i like them so much i wore them to sleep. psyche! well, actually, i did wear them to sleep, but i accidentally kicked myself awake, and so i grumpily took them off to avoid a repetition of the act.

random question of the day (which i have never done before, and will probably never do again): what “fashion” can you not stand on a boy?

for me, its:

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i think that hairbands on boys – any boy – is a completely unflattering look. actually, let me be honest, it’s ugly and stupid. i suspect i feel this way because i don’t like boys with long hair anyways, but still, i do not know any boy, hot or not, who looks good in a hairband.
and is it me, or does wearing a hairband make all these guys’ hair look greasy?
a fine example (and i do mean finee) is fernando torres.
fernando torres is incredibly good looking.

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hot.

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fernando_torres16NOT. really, really not.

and so, based on photographic evidence, i think we can all conclude that i have a valid point.

and just to show that torres isn’t the only one who looks ridiculous in a hairband, i present to you:

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but, sans hairband:

david-beckham-shows-his-new-angelic-tattoo_49yum. makes you want a double serving. yes, i did totally just say that.

ok, so this post is less about making a fashion stand, and more about justifying me surfing the net for pictures of hot footballers.

what? don’t judge me. i.am.sick. remember?

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August 26, 2009 at 6:44 am (Uncategorized)

i am hungry.

rolled out of bed somewhere around noon today, talked to hannah, watched tv, laughed at  some posts on mylifeisaverage.com, and rolled back into bed.
lazy? yes
unproductive? yes
regrettable? nope.
i have spent the past 2 weeks of holidays doing things; uni applications, afs camp, math, bio, literature.
of course there were also the fun stuff like mtv world stage, malacca trip, countless yum cha sessions and the like, but never was there a day where i did absolutely nothing.

and so i decided that today is that day. i’m going over my planner, and i realised that never again will an opportunity for a day like this come up again – not anytime soon.

so today, i will revel in laziness, and non-productivity. i will reread good books, and watch stupid shows. i i will chug snapple and spend a majority of my time wrapped in a comfy blanket.

my day is going to be awesome.

and i think that’s the mcdonalds delivery guy at the gate. toodles!

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August 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm (holidays)

Prettiest Sky Ever
the weather was so amazing today. complete fairytale weather, with crayon blue sky and cartoon like clouds.
i resisted the urge to nap, and instead, worked on uni applications and the afs camp.
every once in a while, i’d step out into the sunshine, while sipping some coffee and trace shapes in the clouds.
i spotted a snake, a shoe, what looked like half the body of a cat (the half with the tail) and a golf club.

very calm, compared to some of the crazy things that’s happened lately.

andddddd, my room is haunted. but that’s a story for another day. maybe tomorrow, when i’m in a chattier mood.

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August 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm (afs, music)

i had an almost 4 hour long meeting today about the  upcoming yes alumni camp…what holidays?
actually, i had a lot of fun. lots of things were accomplished, lots of excitement about whats going to happen. fingers crossed, this will be a kick ass camp.

oh, and i’m off to malacca with the high schoolies tomorrow.
why?
because we can.
and to celebrate pig’s birthday.
i’m so excited! we even have an itenarary, just so you have an idea about how serious this trip is going to be. 
 
came home to the best surprise in my email inbox.

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the pictures from our exclusive interview with boys like girls!

andddddddddddddd, my favouritest picture:

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if i die tonight, i die happy i tell you.

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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 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.

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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 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm (afs, books, holidays, movies, music, volunteer)

my poor neglected blog. and it’s not even due to writer’s block, which you know, is a credible excuse of sorts. i just haven’t had time. so, i’m going to do that annoying thing i always do where one post will cover like 4 days. yes, it’s going to be a long one. or maybe a short one. we’ll see how it goes as i type.

last friday was the perfect way to end college. we watched ‘the pianist’ during lit, and somehow managed to carry on watching it throughout law as well. it’s a brilliant movie, excellant dialogue, but very, very painful to watch. it’s set during world war 1, and it’s very graphic and unreserved. adrien brody was amazing. oscar totally deserved  if you ask me.
i think the maintenance man hates us now, though. he was lurking outside, waiting to take the tv away, jangling his keys l0udly. and we ignored him. shamelessly. and lied to him about how much longer the movie was. ok, that was ‘sna, not the rest of us. but still.

watch. but not if you want to be in a happy happy joy joy kind of mood.
‘sometimes i don’t know which side of the wall i’m on.’

saturday and sunday were selection camp days. it’s so weird, being on the side. at the same time, the whole thing was just so nostalgic. we had been there before – for the exact same reason. but that was nearly two years ago, and that’s what really blows my mind. two years?! has it really been two years? and all of a sudden, i miss everyone. sherrilyn, and maryanne, and joe and faiz, and the way we all were, and how close we used to be. everyone’s everywhere now. and it’s all just memories. thats what we’re reduced to. fragmented memories.
anyways.
camp was fun. some of these kids are so talented, and beyond smart. i am amazed. i genuinely enjoyed just hanging out with these people.
and of course, my fellow volunteers were loads of laughs. midnight anw vist, and sneaky chit chat – i loved it all. was exhausted at the end of it, running on maybe 3 hours of sleep, but it was well worth it.
i am  looking forward to pre-departure camp!

monday was good. monday was beyond awesome. monday did not start with an 8 a.m. math class.
instead, i headed off to 1 utama with pia to catch ‘the proposal’. ice cream for lunch is the way to go (says the tastebuds, not the wasteline). orange sherbet is so awesome. why have i not been exposed to this awesomeness before?
somehow, i’m nnot quite sure how, but i ended up buying the the last copy of ‘king dork’ from mph, and this pretty pretty vintage looking aquamarine ring from bonita. it was on sale! and i think it might just be a teensy bit magical. 
‘the proposal’ is funny. a bit of a stretch on how they so quicky fell for each other ( 3 days in alaska? alaska must be an enzyme for relationships, you know, it speeds up the reactions?. see that? i made a bio funny)  but ryan reynolds is yummy. and sandra bullock is awesome. and the dialogue is witty.
go watch it. and laugh at reynolds’ facial expressions.
and sigh over kevin the dog.

and then i came home, to find the most EXCITING message in my facebook inbox!

Hi Cheryl,
Congratulations, we deemed your Boys Like Girls question worthy enough to be asked in person.

1) The Boys Like Girls album listening party is tomorrow at Coco Banana. Time is tentatively around 12pm/1pm. Attendance is optional.
2) The meet & greet is on Wednesday.

Please reply with your contact info and whether you will be free to attend the listening party and the meet & greet as soon as you can.

=)

i should explain. sometime last week, junk was having this contest asking readers to tell them the ultimate question they would pose to boys like girls. and my winning question was ‘your last day on earth; how would you spend it?’
and so, those 10 words won me a meet & greet with boys like girls. I AM SO PSYCHED, BECAUSE I LOVE MARTIN JOHNSON. not in the he’s so hot i want his body way, but more in a platonic way. his blog is amusing. and he wants a pot bellied pig. and we all know how i want a pot bellied pig.
we’re fated bffs, methinks.

it’s been such an amazing couple of days.

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