Monday, February 28, 2005

Here's a game...

Because I'm bored,
So this is the aim,
Let's see who's the RHYME Lord!

Okay, just start off the rhyme with this:

How would I know?

Hitz's Birthday Bash

Was fun, though some said that it was a little boring. Then again, the guy who said it was my cousin who was sitting in the VIP Lounge. Apparently things weren't as fun there. Me think it was great. :)

Okay, here's what happened.

It started off with this video of Rudy and JJ, the hosts for the night, realising that they were extremely late for the event. They ran, and well, for a low-budget short film, it was hilarious. It won't win any awards, but it should win laughs. However, it was a lot of anticipation, and some thought it could be better.

They were playing the tune "We will Rock you," before they began, so I thought that the opening act was going to be Qings and Kueen's We're gonna rock you, but it wasn't. It was Dragon Reds, I think. They weren't too bad, but they were not my taste. There was a game after that, and TIARA WON! SHE WON A HANDPHONE! WOOHOO! *Throws a party*

I didn't stay very long. We were hungry, the acts weren't that interesting, but I did like the Jaclyn Victor act. Sound system was a bit screwy, so it affected her vocals a bit. However, I did like her rendition of Gemilang. YOU GO, GIRL!

Blog ya later! :)

HITZ FM was not too bad.

Report more later, comp giving probs.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Something interesting

I just read Jeff Ooi's Blog, and he had a very interesting comment on how the Malaysian Monarchy/Royalty's unofficial websites had been taken over by a porn site.

I can see how can be connected to porn.

Linkie is

Bad Haze

Visibility was still good, but I think that the alert, which in parts of the Klang Valley had been raised to unhealthy air, will be raised even higher. The good news is that there was a slight drizzle earlier, so hopefully it will clear up the air. However, I don't think it will, judging by the amount of dust still floating in the air. :)

See ya! :)

Friday, February 25, 2005

Another waiting for class...

I came across my old mythology notes that I had made one hot afternoon in the library. I remember the willies that crawled up my spine when I was reading the Egyptian Mythology section, and then I read the other notes I made.

It dawned on me that no matter what, it's better to go for books on certain subjects than to rely on the Internet, because the amount of information found on the net can be so staggering that we lose sight of it all.

Oh well. Back to class I go.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Waiting for Irene

And wondering what time will she be here. I want to go home and sleep.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Ode to Granpa

I made this poem early in the morning my Grandfather died. Though I kept telling myself that he would pull through and that I should not be so morbid, I suppose God knew better and that in my heart, I knew that he would not make it through the day. I love you Papa.

Sounds of a machine beeping,
Short bursts of a wife weeping.
Children working yet pause for thought,
For a good father a good war fought.
Their children go on with their lives,
Accepting fact that he might die.
But children fear for their father,
Never again to hear his laughter.

Yet through the night he waited.
Through the night he lived.
A beloved son kept watch.
A loved wife waited.
Yet still the man waited.
To hear his children's plea for forgiveness.

Now the harsh words are regretted.
The anger and annoyance in the last years.
But in the end his legacy prevailed.
A man safe and secure in the Lord.

For when the time comes, I pray,
Let me face death with the courage he had,
In living life to the fullest,
He embraced Death with the quiet confidence,
Of a man who has lived a good life,
And who knows that the Lord loves him.

Still he waited for his niece,
Still he waited for his children.
For two days he hung on,
As his children came to tell him.
We love you Granpa,
And we miss you.

But we know in the end,
God loves you even more,
So rest assured, and claim thy rewards,
For a better and caring man I knew not.

I love you Grandfather,
And I regret some of the things I may have said or done,
But I never regretted knowing you,
And I'm proud that your only legacy was:
Generousity, Kindness, Love, Faith and Grace.
For that's the only legacy we can carry,
In life's race.

In memory of Clarence Pinto, beloved father, husband, grandfather, relative and friend. Called home to the Lord and his Blackjack partner, my aunt Agnes.

We love you.


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Funeral over...

Now the bitching and the usual grind begins again. Mom is on my case for having a messy room and 'forcing' her to fold the clothes.


Monday, February 21, 2005

Back in college

And looking for things to download. I now have a USB thumbdrive, so whatever I download, I shall send to it, and then go to the CDRW labs and burn it onto my CDRW. Yes, I know I should install that PCI I bought, but I'm too lazy!!!! :p

Another interesting fact is that the lab I'm in has computers connected to the Bursary system. Now all we need are the passwords. :)

Funeral tomorrow

For those who don't know, my grandfather passed away last Friday. He died basically of old age, with his wife, eldest daughter, niece, granddaughter and friend for company. The good news is that at least, those whom he (I think) would have wanted to meet before he go he already did. And we love him.

I know of no man who was so kind and generous. We would like to ask forgiveness, for the many times we may have ignored you, treated you badly, or in any way, not fulfil our duties as we should. He is the most faithful man I know. The words he spoke during his 50th wedding anniversary ring in my ears:

To whom much is given, much is expected. To whom much more is given, much more is expected. Luke.

We love you granpa. Rest in peace. :)

Your granddaughter.

Saturday, February 19, 2005


I hate the CAF! The Course Advising Day is nothing more than an experiment to see how long it takes for admin to drive the students up the wall. Waiting in line for about 2 hours with no relief in sight can be murderous!

I hate the admins.

Bad news

For those who don't know, my grandfather passed away yesterday at 2.02pm at UH. Funeral and Cemetary details is published in the Star at the Sports section.

At least he went peacefully, though my aunt was a bit surprised at the speed. We thought that he would take a few hours to go, gaining time for my assorted relatives to arrive. It was not meant to be.

God rest his soul.

Bye, Granpa.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Hospital... Again!

Gramps was sent and admitted into the hospital for lung infection. He should be fine, I hope. :)


Was fun and great. For those who hate V-Day, search Google for steakandbj day.


Sunday, February 13, 2005

Things I did today.

I washed two cars.

So, I want my bro to do the vacuuming tomorrow.


Thank God, for small miracles...

My bro and mom are currently watching the Tsunami Disaster on Oprah. Though I find it a little tasteless, what I find most painful is that we have no such show in Malaysia. There are survivors here. There are stories to be told. Children need to learn about this disaster, but most of all, the people in power, and the religious fanatics need to learn that Mother Nature and God DOES not discriminate.

Disasters are blind.

I also want to take this opportunity to offer the eternal gratitude of people who chipped in and to offer up wishes for those affected directly by the tsunami. We will never forget you.

God Bless you and Keep you safe in the palm of His Hands.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Occultism and other stuff...

Some of you may know that I dabble, from time to time, in silly occultism such as tarot cards and other so called harmless stuff. Well, for fun, I bought a tarot card CD-Pack sometime back and I installed it. Guess what.


I mean it. There I was, playing nicely, when I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Now, I don't know whether it was just me, whether I'm really sensitive to these things, but it's enough to scare a girl off tarot.

I'm going to uninstall it afterwards.

It still gives me the shivers.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Need riders!

Okay guys, here's the thing.

Will be driving through and fro Cyberjaya-PJ starting week after next and I need riders. Monthly ones. Payment and schedule will be confirmed after course advising. I really need riders considering that the car will be under my name. If you know anyone who needs a ride etc., direct em to me. I really need some riders.

Thanks guys.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Nothing much to report...

Except that I am *very* sleepy. Nite.

Something interesting...

I was messaging with an acquaintance when an interesting question came up. If I could put implants in my body, what would they be and why?

That got me to thinking. Implants, in this case, do not refer to the ones we normally associate with beauty (i.e. silicone). Rather, we were both thinking of futuristic implants.

My demands in the end, were pretty simple.

Perhaps something to regulate my metabolism, so that I can eat what I want... and maybe put in an advanced digestive system. What I was really thinking of was a metabolic system that helped me burn more calories even though I lead a sedentary lifestyle...

The other was more fantastical. This was more because I was thinking of my stories... Again.

Poison in my nails manufactured by my own body. Therefore, I also had to change my blood, but what I really wanted was the ability to create specific types of poisons within my body. This was self-defense of course, but it was also remiscent of the abilities of the Poison Mistresses in my story.

Scary, no? :p

This is what happens when you watch too much Recca.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Story Idea!

According to Lillian Too, this year, the Wealth God had a companion. It's the God of Chaos.

Wealth and Chaos.

*Insane laugh*

To all my Chinese friends....

And to those who celebrate it,

GONG XI FATT CHAI! May the Year of the Rooster Awaken your potential and ground your foundations firmly!

Pat and her muses. :)

In reply...

To a comment posted,

No, they cover the types of magic found in the real world (a.k.a. OUR world). They didn't really reference those in books already written.

Limitations in the sense of what the magica can do, and how it was divided between 'good' and 'bad' magic. :p

Monday, February 07, 2005


Another review

And yes, this time it's another book from Writer's Digest, but I think that this one is far more comprehensive and useful to fantasy writers. A note though: For those who are planning to create their own worlds, be it fantasy or science fiction, would do well to read pages 92-95 especially, which deals with the limitations of magic. However, magic is not the only limitation. :)

The Writer's Complete Fantasy Reference
Clark, et. al
Cincinnati, Ohio
ISBN: 1582970262

I find that for a writer, the Writer's Digest books are often well worth their money, though it takes a bit of delving into before you buy them. For Malaysians, the average price goes to RM60 plus, minimum, so you should always take a good, long read before you buy. Now, here's why I'm recommending this book:

1. Character costumes are given in fairly good detail. You have a list of materials, who's most likely to use them, and a short description of them. This is then followed by the popular costumes of the times. For instance, did you know that sleeves in the Middle Ages (for the wealthier patrons at least) were detachable so as to keep up with the changing fashions? It was to save on costs and the expensive dresses.

2. Magic and religions are covered, with particular attention paid to the Wiccan sect. Those who've read Elizabeth Gilligan's Silken Magic Series and Anne Bishop's Pillars of the World would find lots of similarities. Both writers seemed, at some point in their writing, taken a good look into this book. What I like most of all is that they give brief descriptions and details of what literature influenced the current practices. Good stuff, and leads to something more, which is exactly what a book should always do.

3. The price. At RM52.90, it's cheaper than the other book I recommended, but it's going to save you a LOT of time when it comes to fantasy reference. Might I also mention though, that it's best for those writing Western with a slight Oriental influence? It deals mainly with the West, but it DOES have a lot of good information on other cultures.

By the way, this is also going to appear on the review board. And my blog, of course. :)

Sunday, February 06, 2005

You know it's serious when...

Okay, first things first, this is NOT a *You know it's serious relationship* article. I'm talking about the extent of things, how serious they are. Let me give you an example:

You know it's serious when.....

1. When everyone starts comparing how long they can carry the baby (the newest addition to the family on mom's side is notoriously FICKLE)

2. Your brother and you start comparing POKEMON results! (don't ask)

Will add more when I think of it. :p

Thursday, February 03, 2005




Got my connection back. Arrgghhh!!! 12 days without internet. *Faints*

Finally! :)