Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Helping Friends

I agreed to be a model for a friend of mine.Was supposed to do a tarot reading, so yes, here's the pic. :P

Makeup is done

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Nick is going to run off into the horizon because of this :p

Angel Girl
You are the Angel Girl. Neutral yet when you are
summoned to battle, you will fight for those
you love.
Brilliant and kind. You are the one everyone talks
to, and you usually have a crowd of guy friends
around you instead of girl friends. You seem to
relate to boys more. You brilliance is very
noticeable as you always seem to get great
marks and all the attention.
The teachers adore you and your wonderful marks.
They always call on you when there is a
question that cannot be answered by the other
class. They secretly know that you read ahead
and do the work that is due later on.
Love does not occur to you quickly but when it
does, it hits you hard and you can't do
anything to stop it.
All in all you're a great kid, always willing to
help out when help is needed. Watch out
though...the real world isn't like it is now.

What anime girl are you?
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Monday, September 27, 2004


Yes, as expected Andrew got kicked out. He's a nice guy, but I suppose that at this stage we should really be looking at who is going to be the Idol. :)

See you all soon!

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Movie Magic Night!

Wow! Last night's Malaysian Idol was incredible! We're beginning to see who really has the potential to be the Malaysian Idol, and who should not be there. The score was:

Boys- 0
Girls - 1

Now, I'm not making judgements based on gender, but ability and showmanship. Let's critique their performances, shall we?

Andrew...I can only say, "Too little, too late." And he knows it. Sorry.

Vick... MISSED OPPORTUNITIES! One of the hallmarks of an Idol is their ability to engage the audience, and you are consistently doing anything but> that! I just can't wait to be king was a good song, but you were missing the energy needed for it, and you missed a good opportunity to engage the audience. You should have changed the words "Everyone look left, everyone look right" and make it your own. If you could have gotten the audience to follow your lead (maybe everyone shout here, everyone cheer here ) you might have stood a better chance. Oh well.

Dina. Girl, you're making the same mistakes Nikki did. Both of you are talented and beautiful, and undeniably fantastic. But you're making the same mistakes. Your songs don't flow well. You're EDITING. We know you want o show oof your vocal range, but that's not the way to it. You're aware of it yourself, when you sing like that, you can't control your pitching. I would say stop editing and start choosing. You can *be* there, girl. You just got to stop making silly mistakes. :)

Jac... Okay, I have to admit that's she's my favourite. Talented and has great showmanship. She had a weak performance in the beginning, but the seond more than made up for it. Good for you girl! Get some dental work though. You're like Fantasia in that sense. Your teeth looks a little weird.

Well, that's today's critique. Have fun! :)

Conspiracy Part 2

Shortly I made the second comlpaint on the Malaysian Idol forum, the whole thread was deleted. Kind of makes you wonder whether it was just coincidence or a conspiracy, considering that the thread was about 10 pages long and had been up since the announcement of RM 0.50 per vote.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

A conspiracy?

I signed up and logged on as a new user on the Malaysian Idol Forum website. Imagine my surprise when shortly after posting some details on the payment system and what I was charged, the post disappeared. Not only that, several other posts detailing my thoughts were also gone. I suspect either a conspiracy or someone out tosilence us. Then again, it could have just been an oversight.

All I know is that I wrote FIVE posts, and only two survived the night. I'm suspicious, no? :p

Monday, September 20, 2004


Driving to college on a Monday morning with lots of people rushing is enough to make any beginner quake with fear. And we aren't talking about the Federal Highway people. This is just the LDP (Damansara-Puchong). For those who don't know, that's the Highway I have to take to go to college, and this is my first time driving alone (ever!). It's also the first time I've driven since my accident last sem (touch wood!) .

In any case, it was frightening. My dad's friend, who 'tutored' me last Sat, told me to keep this in mind. On the road, assume everyone else is an ASS. He was right. The good news is that I made it in one piece. The bad news is that I have to drive back, but I'm hoping to drive sometime about 11-ish, when I'm done surfing and doing my things in college. See you guys soon! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

See you soon, Steph!

Just taking a few minutes to update really quickly.

Yesterday, Stephanie, the author and owner of left Malaysia to continue her studies overseas. I hope to see more of her blog (didn't even know she had one till she told me) and I wish that she will be able to get her medical degree as soon as possible and return home. I'm sorry for not keeping in touch, Steph, but here's to hoping that you'll have success there in Ukraine! :)

Monday, September 13, 2004

Le Budget 2005

The 2005 Budget is really a Budget I love. Sin taxes have gone up (absurdly- some say) and most of the rebates have increased as well.

Books are now RM 700 from RM 500 previously.

Computers are RM 500 from RM 400.

Ciggies 40% more expensive.

Alcohol 25-35%.


Friday, September 10, 2004

Malaysian Idol- R&B

This week's Malaysian Idol is *really* hot. The only thing that isn't is Roslan. Someone get him off the jury! *runs screaming off into the horizon.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Neopets Madness

I'd thought I'd never see the day when Adeliene and Vivian would become addicts to Neopets, and they are, thanks to Tai Ka Che (Lin, who else? :p) She saw me playing Neopets, signed up, and then persuaded Ade and Viv. Sigh...

Well, it IS nice to be the Neopets expert. :)

Friday, September 03, 2004

Conservations on a bus

I was sitting on the bus today and I started talking with my friends about Anwar's case, and this being Malaysia, we went from politics to race and then to religion. I found out quite a bit about Islam andsome of the more interesting facts. What was even more delightful to discover was that there ARE people for whom religion is not a hot issue. It's good to meet people who can converse about religion with other people and NOT get hot under the collar.

For my part, I enlightened my friends about the role of Mary and I learnt in return how Islam (at least the Sufi school) potrays itself. It's nice to meet others who can talk rligion. Thank You God!

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Anwar is Freed!

And that is no good thing. The good thing is that his conviction on the corruption still stands, and he can't stand for election just yet, but it still makes one worry. Read it on

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Essence of Merdeka

This was supposed to be yesterday's post, but I was too lazy to update (plus I just got Throne of Bhaal). In any case, I watched Putri Gunung Ledang yesterday (see below for review) and this happened when I was on my way to the cinema.

I stood near the front of the train, where there was the cute little Indian girl with her mother, aunt and cousin there. She was looking out. Then there was this Malay woman who came in and put her child there. They laughed at the little Indian girl and the Malay boy, before talking about their children.

And it got me thinking. How many countries can perfect strangers talk to each other and be at ease? In a TRAIN no less?

Think about it.

Gunung Ledang isn't that tall after all

Yes, I watched Putri Gunung Ledang yesterday, and it was a BIT of a letdown. Then again, I wasn't expecting much in the first place. Here's what I didn't like about the movie:

1. Hang Tuah needs acting lessons. (M. Nasir, don't quit your singing career).

2. Sultan Mahmud is a spoilt brat, not a whiny one.

3. Someone please shoot the action choreographer and the 3D animation director. The effects looked cheap, false and staged. For RM 15 million, I think I have the right to expect more.

4. In relation to (3), the action scenes were too long and draggy. They should have been shortened, though I dont; think it will change the fact that they looked staged.

5. In relation to (4), it's too long towards the end. I really don't think there was a reason to show him searching for her. (Look elsewhere for spoilers). At least, not THAT long.

Now, here's what I liked about the movie:

The supporting cast and the female leads were fantastic (and this is no feminist talking). Grace, beauty, loyalty, devotion, innocence, all of it was conveyed pretty well in my opinion. Tiara Jacqueline as Putri Gunung Ledang was quite graceful and charming, not to mention frightening when she was 'repulsed' by her lover (no spoilers here, my friends).

Mbok was quite touching in her loyalty to the Princess. It was not only beautiful, but also makes us wsh for the bygone days when loyalty and honour ruled the day. Sang Setia was none other than Sabri Yunus, and comic relief did he bring. Tok Bendahara, if only we had more civil servants like you, we would be the rulers of the world. Gusti Andiputra, I understand how you feel. My mom would be horrified though ;p.

And that, was that. Not the best Rm 10 I've spent, but not the worst either. Hmm... where did I put my old textbook?