Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fragility

As I was bored doing my past years questions, I logged onto Facebook and came across an article on how a mother sacrificed her life in order to save her teenage girl. At all times, life can be so fragile that once you missed the chance to tell your loved ones how much you loved them or how much they all matter to you, you might never get a second chance. Under many circumstances, we always think that it's okay even if we miss it today, as we still have tomorrow. What we have neglected is that, what if tomorrow never comes.

The story begins when this girl and her mum were jungle trekking/jogging at a very quite route. Out of sudden, two snatch thieves came from behind. The girl's mum pushed her out of the way just to save her daughter's life but unfortunately, one of the snatch thief attacked her and she died while on the way to the hospital. As for this little girl, her life would never be the same anymore. As time passes, she and her family will be able to recover from this trauma but her life will be different. Somehow, even if her family managed to collect the broken pieces, the memory of her watching her mum died right in front of her will never fade.

I wonder what has the world become. Instead of bringing out the good nature of human beings, people are acting without thinking of the consequences. They think only from the perspective of their benefits and as long as the circumstances favour them, the rest just doesn't matter. I guessed that's the ugly side of human nature. 

You wouldn't know what happens next and when your loved ones will leave you forever, so tell them that you love them. 

xoxo


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lawson, Chapman Square


Few weeks back, I entered into a contest held by www.redbox.com.my and the prize of the contest is a Lawson Chapman Square album. Redbox was giving away Lawson albums as they were coming for showcase at Stage Club, Avenue K. I wasn't a big fan of Lawson. All I know is that they are a British band and this is their first album.  To be honest, I didn't even hear of them or their songs until Nat intro-ed them to me few days before the contest. At first, I entered to see if I can stand a chance to win the deluxe version as Nat wanted to see them badly. The results announced few days later but I wasn't in the winning list.

Some time later, as I was rushing for assignments in the computer lab, I got a call from a private number. I held my phone and hesitated for 5 seconds thinking of whether I should pick it up as I don't usually pick up calls from unknown/private numbers. Guess what, it was a call from Redbox telling me that I've won the CD!

Surprisingly, the songs are not bad and these guys can sing. Maybe it's time for me to ditch Westlife and listen to something different. :)


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring Wind


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Again, it's supposed to be the favourite day of the week. The day where I can sleep all I want, wake up and have a nice breakfast with the family and lying on the couch playing with my gadgets and chilling for the entire day. Oh well, it sounds lazy right. That's why it's called the lazy Sunday. 

The bad part is, finals has deprived my Sunday. So instead of having the sunshine-American-style-breakfast Sunday, what I get is the gloomy-wake-up-study kind of Sunday. And now I'm left with only 11 days to do my revision for 4 subjects where the papers for all the subjects are back-to-back. I wonder how am I gonna survive all these killer papers. 

It's only 11 days + 7 days of exam = 18 days till freedom. At least there's something that I can look forward to. :) 


Monday, April 8, 2013

The Only Exception


My Sister's Keeper is a movie tie-in. The book is written by Jodi Picoult. Even though I bought this movie long ago but I hardly have time to watch it. Since yesterday was a Sunday and I had a bit of spare time, so I thought that I might give it a try. 

If you've read the book, you would have know that the mother wanted the youngest sister, Anna to donate one of her kidneys to her elder sister, Kate. Anna didn't want to and claimed a lawsuit against her parents for the rights of her own body. However, the ending is a major blow. It's so different from the book that I guessed no one would have expected that. 

The movie is so heart-warming and I've been tearing the whole time, not to mention that this movie has awesome soundtracks too. Now, I'm wondering: If I've a sister, will I be willing to donate one of my kidneys to her? 

Would you?


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Heart and Mind



This is why people always ask themselves with the same question "follow the heart or the mind?" as heart and mind speak different language and communicate in different frequencies. The heart may say yes but the mind says no or vice versa.

Sometimes, I think this is why people are so fickle minded and undecided of what they want. Regret is always the first consequence that came to our minds whenever we commit wrongly. Then, we will start off with "if I know, I would have...". This happens all the time right. We always assure ourselves that we will learn from previous mistakes but the fact is, do we really learn? 

In the end, we will still be asking "follow the heart or the mind?" and if something goes wrong, we will be "if I know, I would have...". It's like a circle without an end. 


Friday, April 5, 2013

The Lucky One



I've entered into numerous contests and not winning any of them. See, this shows that I'm always not the lucky one. I've tried to win LeeHom's concert tics but failed. Cash rewards from crossword puzzles but failed. Can you see my rate of winning? It's somehow near zero.

Few weeks ago, Mark asked me to join this contest and try to win him a Volkswagen cap. All I need to do is to type out the turbocharged technology sentence as fast as I can. So, i tried a few times and managed to get an average score of 12 seconds (that's pretty fast right). And when the results released, it's hard to believe. I've won a Volkswagen merchandise! 

The contest is still open as there are 100 contests in total (I think). For those who are interested, you can visit http://thegolfthecar.com.my for other Volkswagen merchandises like diaries, umbrellas and caps. It's not much but at least, it's an official merchandise. :D


Thursday, April 4, 2013

25 Things-to-Do Before Turning 25

When I was scrolling Facebook, I found this article amusing. It lists down 25 things for you to do before you turn 25. So I guess I still have another 4 years to fulfil the requirements eh?


1. Make peace with your parents. Whether you finally recognize that they actually have your best interests in mind or you forgive them for being flawed human beings, you can’t happily enter adulthood with that familial brand of resentment.
2. Kiss someone you think is out of your league; kiss models and med students and entrepreneurs with part-time lives in Dubai and don’t worry about if they’re going to call you afterward.
3. Minimize your passivity.
4. Work a service job to gain some understanding of how tipping works, how to keep your cool around assholes, how a few kind words can change someone’s day.
5. Recognize freedom as a 5:30 a.m. trip to the diner with a bunch of strangers you’ve just met.
6. Try not to beat yourself up over having obtained a ‘useless’ Bachelor’s Degree. Debt is hell, and things didn’t pan out quite like you expected, but you did get to go to college, and having a degree isn’t the worst thing in the world to have. We will figure this mess out, I think, probably; the point is you’re not worth less just because there hasn’t been an immediate pay off for going to school. Be patient, work with what you have, and remember that a lot of us are in this together.
7. If you’re employed in any capacity, open a savings account. You never know when you might be unemployed or in desperate need of getting away for a few days. Even $10 a week is $520 more a year than you would’ve had otherwise.
8. Make a habit of going outside, enjoying the light, relearning your friends, forgetting the internet.
9. Go on a 4-day, brunch-fueled bender.
10. Start a relationship with your crush by telling them that you want them. Directly. Like, look them in the face and say it to them. Say, I want you. I want to be with you.
11. Learn to say ‘no’ — to yourself. Don’t keep wearing high heels if you hate them; don’t keep smoking if you’re disgusted by the way you smell the morning after; stop wasting entire days on your couch if you’re going to complain about missing the sun.
12. Take time to revisit the places that made you who you are: the apartment you grew up in, your middle school, your hometown. These places may or may not be here forever; you definitely won’t be.
13. Find a hobby that makes being alone feel lovely and empowering and like something to look forward to.
14. Think you know yourself until you meet someone better than you.
15. Forget who you are, what your priorities are, and how a person should be.
16. Identify your fears and instead of letting them dictate your every move, find and talk to people who have overcome them. Don’t settle for experiencing .000002% of what the world has to offer because you’re afraid of getting on a plane.
17. Make a habit of cleaning up and letting go. Just because it fit at one point doesn’t mean you need to keep it forever — whether ‘it’ is your favorite pair of pants or your ex.
18. Stop hating yourself.
19. Go out and watch that movie, read that book, listen to that band you already lied about watching, reading, listening to.
20. Take advantage of health insurance while you have it.
21. Make a habit of telling people how you feel, whether it means writing a gushing fan-girl email to someone whose work you love or telling your boss why you deserve a raise.
22. Date someone who says, “I love you” first.
23. Leave the country under the premise of “finding yourself.” This will be unsuccessful. Places do not change people. Instead, do a lot of solo drinking, read a lot of books, have sex in dirty hostels, and come home when you start to miss it.
24. Suck it up and buy a Macbook Pro.
25. Quit that job that’s making you miserable, end the relationship that makes you act like a lunatic, lose the friend whose sole purpose in life is making you feel like you’re perpetually on the verge of vomiting. You’re young, you’re resilient, there are other jobs and relationships and friends if you’re patient and open.
Article credits to thoughtcatalog.com


Ain't Givin' Up


We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in;
I had to learn what I've got, 

and what I'm not, 
and who I am.




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Solitaire



When you don't know what to wear, denim will be the most decent choice. For a Friday noon, I was blue from head to toe.

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I'm soooooooooooooooooo freaky busy nowadays that I hardly have time to blog. I wanted to, but I just couldn't find the time. Have so many deadlines and so much of workload yet to be completed. The usuals: listening to Westlife while doing revisions. I'm not being bias but once you got caught up with their songs, poooooooof. These boys can really sweep your feet off. 

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There's no point sending texts when you can hardly get a reply or reply texts but never gets a reply. It's time for it to end right here, right now right? What's the point of dragging it when you are not able to see the end of it. When you're 20, you shouldn't live like this but with love, peace and music


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