Monday, December 28, 2009

The Worst Christmas

I've had, by far, the worst Christmas this year.

On Christmas Eve everything was still fine. I was not hungry in the morning so I skipped breakfast. Then I happily went shopping with my sister. Bought a pair of pants and a nice top. I was still not hungry in the afternoon but I managed to force half a bowl of rice down my stomach. And at night I had dinner, the usual amount of rice and dishes. I was looking forward to the Christmas dinner I was planning to have with my coursemates back in university. I even picked out what to wear.

At night before I went to sleep I could feel something was not right with my stomach. I thought it'd be back to normal the next morning, but it didn't. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling the urge to vomit. So I did. I vomited three times before I went to see the doctor in a 24 hour clinic near my house. He gave me some anti-vomit tablets and medicine for gastric. But those didn't help because before the tablets could be digested in my system I'd already vomit them out. So when I went to see the doctor again, he gave me an injection to stop my vomit. At 5 a.m. I finally managed to get some sleep. Well that's not the worst still.

The next day I woke up at 2 p.m. and the first news that greeted me was, my friends wanted to cancel the Christmas dinner. Reason being that they didn't want to have Italian food. They were suggesting that we go for Balinese food instead. I didn't mind that they want to change place but why last minute? I was the one to organize and call them one-by-one to confirm and then book a table in the restaurant. It's not hard work and neither is it time-consuming but still they could have informed me earlier, couldn't they? So I told them don't expect that I'd organize anything for them again and to go ahead with their plans and then I'd think whether I would attend. Then I spent my whole day feeling discomfort from my gastric pain.

I later found out that they indeed went to have Balinese food, without inviting Zilin and me. I don't know if Zilin had told them off knowing that I wouldn't be able to attend. But it still broke my heart.

The next day I was supposed to go to Seremban and meet up with my high school friends but I couldn't make it as I was still feeling uncomfortable.

So there goes my long weekend.

Christmas present = 0
Christmas gathering = 0
Christmas joy = N/A

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fresh Fruit Salad

The simplest recipe in the whole wide world. If anyone failed making this they should be ashamed of themselves. (Why would anyone search for the recipe when it's that simple???) I personally don't really like salad but... well... just for fun...


Basically, any kinds of fruits. This time I've chosen the following:

Apples and pears, cleanly peeled (ok maybe not so clean) and to be cut into cubes.

Cherry tomatoes, to be cut into half.

Kiwis, to be cut into cubes.


And fruit salad dressing of any brand.

1.Cut the apples, pears and kiwis into cubes; and cherry tomatoes into halfs as shown below.

2. Cut the lemon into a quarter and squeeze onto the mixed fruits.

3. Add the fruit salad dressing onto the mixed fruit as shown below.

4. Mix thoroughly as shown below. (Action of mixing blurred because hand was moving too fast.)

5. Ready to be served. Wakakakakakkakaakak...

New Layout

An entirely new layout to welcome the new year.

And it's no longer dark and gloomy, just so that in the coming year I would be more optimistic towards life, hopefully. Somehow there's still some "depressing" element in it. I've included a blog header with a lonely cat, which I took during my trip to the Perhentian Island. The picture is kind of sad I think. And also I've chosen this layout with an angel whom I thought is kind of lonely and sad. It's just my opinion. =)

Anyone interested to get a cool blog layout can click here. They have quite a number of layouts for you to choose from.

Anyway, wishing everyone a very happy new year in advanced. =)

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Director : James Cameron
Writer : James Cameron
Length : 2.5 hours (approximately)
Rate (by me) : 8/10

The humans discover a valuable substance on planet Pandora inhabited by a primitive race called the Na'vi, who are rich with their own culture and beliefs. The expensive substance that the humans are after lies beneath the home of the Na'vi, the hometree. The humans have either to gain their trust and make them leave the hometree, or they have to drive them away by force. Thus the human scientists invent the Avatar, a remote-controlled Na'vi figure genetically grown by mixing human's DNA and the Na'vi's. Jake Sully's mission was to use his Avatar to bond with the natives, study them and find a way to drive them out of their home.

The last time I watched a nice film like this was like years ago. Story/script well-written (with moderate sense of humour), good directorship, and excellent actors. I like that the Pandora and the Na'vi race was designed to the very detail, the animals and plants, the culture, the bliefs, the hometree etc. I feel that it's a beautiful culture and religion.

And they had portrayed well the humanity issue. That it isn't the right thing to do to kill people for money, even when the people are not your own species/race.

I know the story doesn't sound impressive or anything. But you can tell that they actually put in enough effort to make the film and you can feel the characters are alive. And I've totally enjoyed the whole 2.5 hours in the cinema.

Other feedbacks I heard:
- Some of the scenes and the animals resembles those of Final Fantasy X. No comments. Never played that game.
- The human interface machanical gunner thingy resembles those of Matrix 3. Totally agree.
- It steals the matrix concept. Man plugs into machine, man wakes up with a different body. Yeah, kind of. But that doesn't make Avatar a bad idea/story and moreover, it's quite a different concept.
- It shares the same storyline as Pocahontas. Pfft... What the hell? It's two totally different things!!! How can anyone compare a James Cameron's and a Disney??? It's like comparing an apple and a house!!! And I certainly cannot explain how an apple and a house is different pfft... The only thing about Avatar is that, humans discover wealth in a place and they want it for themselves, thus exists war. But this happens EVERYWHERE, not just in Pocahontas (pfft...). I mean, it's something you see from everyday's life. If wanna say like this then Avatar resembles A LOT of other films actually. Well like I said, the originality of the story is not impressive or anything but what has caught us glued to our seats is the sincerity we feel from the crew who made the film (i.e. not like "cincai" made just to earn money from us, the people).

P.S. Individuals views/comments are respected.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Trip to Kelantan

Sharing some pictures from my trip to Kelantan...
According to Mr. Chin, this is some famous landmark in Kelantan...


PAS !!!

The street of Kota Bharu... SO MANY Selangor / Kuala Lumpur cars !!!

Went to eat this beef noodles in Kota Bharu town. DELICIOUS !!!
But quite expensive.
RM 4.00
Almost same as price in KL area...

Got dry noodles also. Dry ones are more expensive by 50 cents.

With soup...

KB Mall !!! Haha...

Erm... that's all the pictures I took.
Ya ya I know it's not many.
Because it was raining cats and dogs 24 hours a day.
Couldn't go anywhere even if I want to.
Never mind la.
Next time still got chance.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Lament 2

There are things that you may want to change
But which you can't
There are other things that you can change
But which you choose not to
i'm confused as to which category i should put it in
my temper
my terrible, terrible temper

i try to be optimistic
But i'm positive that bad things would happen
And when it really did
i blame it on my intuition, and how unfair the world can be
And i was glad that i prepared myself for the worst
It's just like process design
You always have to consider the worst case scenario
The highest blowdown rate, the highest relief rate, the biggest vessel size...

Deep down i know this would lead me to doom
i would eventually end up in hell
The deepest, darkest side of the world
So what am i doing now?