Tuesday, September 30, 2003

I donated blood today. This is my third time donating. Compared to what I remember of my previous experiences, today's was slightly painful, probably because it was my left hand instead of my right. I used to donate blood from my right. The veins on my left hand were a little harder to find.

Donating blood is a relatively simple process here, and I do it because it's one of the few things I have in abundance and I want to share it with others. Besides, I remember many times when I was small and I fell down... And at leats three times when I saw a lot of blood on the ground. Yes, I still get a little queasy when I see blood, but I'm not so bad as before. I still can't stand needles though. Imagine that. Want to donate blood but scared of needles.

Well, that's all for now. Write more later!

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Music plays an important part of our lives. I for one, love to listen to music, although my preference differs from language to language. If you've read my previous posts, you'd know that I have a very low opinion of Malay music. However, I do like listening to locally-produced English songs. Maybe it's because Bahasa (full should be Bahasa Malaysia but I'm too lazy to type... WAIT A MINUTE! I just that! Damn!) gave me so much trouble in high school. In any case, I prefer listening to English and Chinese/Japanese songs, though I'm generally prejudiced against the former.

Japanese songs on the other hand, are a different matter. I'm an anime fan, in case you haven't noticed, and among my favourites are Scarlet- Ayashi! No Ceres, Alone- Gensomaden Saiyuki and Heart of Sword- Ruroni Kenshin/ Samurai X. The main thing all of them have in common for me is that they touch the heart quite deeply (though I have not a clue what the latter is saying ;p)

My current fave is Scarlet. It's a heartaching song that just makes you want to weep. Yes, I know the words, but the tones sound so hopeful yet forlorn at the same time.

That's it for today. I'm too lazy to write more. :p

Monday, September 08, 2003

I have nothing whatsoever to day today. Nothing. I'm just writing so that my account won't get deleted. 'Nuff asid.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

I am now a proud member of Gaia Online. It's an anime website, so unless you want to be a member, DON'T message me.

In any case, onto the real reason I'm writing this.

I only realized that I loved to write fiction when I was in Std. 6 (12 years old). Even then it was not through any insight of my own, but because I saw my friends writing. And they had completed several books! Most of them were novel stories that pre-adolescent kids read though. Nevertheless the fact remained that they wrote. Well, it was then that I started writing for the pure fun of it, and would you know. The first thing I wrote was a Power Rangers fanfic. I have no idea where that exercise book is, but I do know that it is one of the few I have actually completed ;p I think I have completed only two others so far.

Yet I've still continued to write. I have so many ideas spinning in my head that it's hard for me not to write. I love writing for the very simple reason that I love to see thw rods flow onto a page. Is there nothing else as satisfying as watching words, ideas and thoughts take form as you move your hand? Of course, I'm not only talking about pen and paper, but also typing. I've found that the keyboard one uses plays an important part in detremining the flow and the thoughts of the story/piece.

I grew up in a house where the old typewriter reigned supreme. I love the sound of the clickity-clack as words formed. Of course, merely listening to the sounds have no meaning, and so I turned to writing. Yet over the years it has grown more than a need to see something coherent take form. Now I write because I write. There is nothing more I can say. That's all my rant for now (sorry for it being short).

See ya around!