Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Just another Tuesday

My neck is aching from lack of movement. Haha! I've been staring at the computer screen since 10.30am and it's almost 1pm now. But before I go, I might as well write something down here.

Well, my mom had forcefully told me to limit my Internet time to only 3 hours a day. 3 hours??? What can I do in only 3 hours on the computer? Hah! But, that's how my life is. Since I was online almost 24 hours a day, I guess my mom could not stand me being almost lifeless, sitting in front of the computer and tapping away on the keyboard in an almost robotic manner.

She asked me if I had anything else to do besides going online. Um, yeah. I read books, wash the clothes, and clean the dishes too. Of course I have other things to do. Haha! I just like to be online because I can get really lost in this world of unlimited information, blogs, websites, and so on.

I am also quite sick of websites and blogs that are trying to help people make money online. They are about the same - same tips, same recommended websites, same broken English... Okay, I do admit that some of their tips are fabulous and wonderful and....I can't follow all of them actually. I'm not a patient person and I don't stick to one thing for long. Sad, huh?

Anyway, I better get my butt off now. Oh, I have two new movies to watch. Babel and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. I've wanted to watch Super Ex-Girlfriend for a long time already and finally, I have the movie! Yeah, gotta go!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Stupid cops!

Today was supposed to be a great day for a satisfactory shopping trip at Queensbay Mall. Everything was quite well before we reached there. Well, not everything. My guy's dad used his bike to go to work and so he's stuck with his dad's bike. And there are none of those 'P' plates hung at the front and back of the bike. Not like I've noticed it anyway. I just wanted to get to the mall. Plus, when I was on his dad's bike, my left foot was vibrating away on the bike pedal or whatever where you put your legs on.

Well, finally we reached the parking lot for motorcycles. My dear guy did not bother to follow the sign and used a shortcut instead. Well, both of us missed out 2 'chilaka' cops talking/'samaning' 2 other girls who probably went in the same way we did. My guy saw them too late and tried to ride away quickly but the Indian cop saw us and called out to us to stop.

The cops were quite arrogant too, like most cops are. As if we were totally dependent on them. One of them even asked my guy to open up the bike seat so he can look what's inside it. What did he expect to find? Drugs? Weapons? Ugh.

Sure enough, my guy was slapped with a fine of RM300 for not hanging up the stupid 'P' signs and for coming in the wrong way. I mean, it's not his fault that his dad decided to take off with his bike. Haih! What luck! RM300 thrown away because of those stupid cops.

Okay, okay, I know that it's partly our fault. Not partly. Mostly. Well, my guy's fault. Hehe...I'm so cruel. I wanted to go to Q Mall and he wanted to take me there to make me happy. And because of it, he had to lose some money. Ah, I feel so guilty too. =(

Saturday, February 24, 2007

I don't wanna throw things away. Especially things I'm attached to.

I was clearing my desk the other day because it's simply cluttered with bits of papers, junk and whatnot. I took them out and wanted to sort out the ones I can keep and which ones I can chuck. Well, old prepaid cards were definitely the first to go into the bin and all those store receipts too. I still don't understand why I haven't got rid of them away earlier.

Then, there were my old test papers, exercise books, and all those school stuff. Oh, I haven't the heart to just throw them away. Even though they gave me lots of headaches in my school years, I still don't want to part with them. Haha! Do you sometimes feel the same?

No wonder my junk keeps piling up! Everything seemed quite sentimental to me. I still keep birthday and Christmas cards from 1996. Well, I have a big excuse to keep though. They do bring lots of nice, childish memories. I might keep them till the day I die.

My mom and sis keep telling me to clean, sweep, and mop my room. And those books! I should keep wiping them and check them for silverfish. My mom said I might have breathing difficulties since I was breathing in all those dust! And I'm quite allergic to dust. How ironic.

Actually, the 'junk' are actually books. There are many books in my room and they're collecting dust. No, I won't throw or sell those Enid Blytons away nor my Sweet Valley Junior High books. Oh yeah, I know you are probably smirking now. Wipe that smirk off your face! I admit I like Sweet Valley books, okay? Haha! The SVJH ones do make me laugh and I am amused by Jessica's crazy antics.

Well, at least I know what not to throw. And the others: Off to the bin!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Budget camera RM499???

Last night, my friend invited me to go bowling today with her. We haven't met for a long time and I was quite excited to hang out with her again. I hadn't bowled for a while too and I wanted to refresh my skills. =) I'm a bad bowler nor am I very good either. Occasionally, I manage to get a strike or a spare.

Well, when we reached the bowling alley, I saw that it was almost full and the lanes were mostly occupied. Today is a Wednesday and I remembered that I came on a Wednesday before and the bowling alley was full. Many students were there, clad in their club T-shirts. My friend inquired the guy at the counter and he said that the lanes will only be available at 2 pm. It was around 12 pm that time. So we ditched out bowling plan and went loitering around the mall.

My friend wanted to look at mobile phones so we went to the various kiosks there. I noticed that the same kind of phone was sold at different prices at different shops. It was a Nokia 6070, if I'm not mistaken. It's a camera phone and it caught my attention. One shop sold it at RM465,another one sold it at RM420 while one more offered it at RM410! What's all this???

Then, I also checked out the digital cameras. Yesterday, in InTech of The Star, there was an article about Canon's Powershot A460 budget camera. I was wondering what the price would be and since it mentioned that it was after all, a budget camera, I assumed the price would not be that high. I saw it at a shop and enquired the price. It was a whopping RM499 if it's from Japan. The salesman said I could buy it at RM439 if it's from China.

I'm not planning to purchase anything yet. I'm just looking around checking out the prices. Hmm, I've searched for the prices on the Internet but they did not display the prices. Guess they didn't want to shock people. All in all, when I've got the cash, I'll consider getting it and then I can snap away!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Is beer better than a woman? What do you think?

I saw this somewhere and I do not know the source of this list. Yeah, if any guy ever told me that beer is better than a lady, sorry man! I'm proud of being a woman. Ahem, young woman then.

1. You can enjoy a BEER all month.
2. BEER stains wash out.
3. You don't have to wine and dine a BEER.
4. Your BEER will always wait patiently for you in the car.
5. When BEER goes flat you toss it out.
6. BEER is never late.
7. HANGOVERS go away.
8. A BEER doesn't get jealous when you grab another BEER.
9. BEER labels come off without a fight.
10. When you go to a bar, you know you can always pick up a BEER.
11. BEER never has a headache.
12. After you have a BEER, the bottle is still worth a dime.
13. A BEER won't get upset if you come home with BEER on your breath.
14. If you pour a BEER right, you will always get good head.
15. You can have more than one BEER a night and not feel guilty.
16. A BEER ALWAYS goes down easy.
17. You can share a BEER with your friends.
18. You always know that you are the first one to pop a BEER.
19. A BEER is always wet.
20. BEER doesn't demand equality.
21. A BEER doesn't care when you come.
22. You can have a BEER in public.
23. A frigid BEER is a good BEER.
24. You don't have to wash a BEER before it tastes good.
25. BEER always comes in multiples of six.
26. BEER doesn't mind being in the "wet spot" that IT left.
27. You can't catch anything but a "buzz" from a BEER.
28. After you have a BEER, you're committed to nothing other than dumping the empty bottle.
29. A BEER never costs you more than five dollars and never leaves you thirsty.
30. When your BEER is gone, you just pop another.
31. You rarely (if ever) find BEER labels on the shower curtain rod.
32. BEER looks the same in the morning.
33. BEER doesn't look you up in a month.
34. BEER doesn't worry about someone walking in.
35. BEER doesn't worry about waking the kids.
36. BEER doesn't get cramps.
37. BEER doesn't have a mother.
38. BEER doesn't have morals.
39. BEER doesn't go crazy once a month!
40. BEER always listens and never argues.
41. BEER labels don't go out of style every year.
42. BEER doesn't whine, it bubbles.
43. BEER doesn't have cold hands/feet.
44. BEER doesn't demand legality.
45. BEER is never overweight.
46. If you change BEERs, you don't have to pay alimony.
47. BEER won't run off with your credit cards.
48. BEER doesn't have a lawyer.
49. BEER doesn't need much closet space.
50. BEER can't give your herpes or other nasty things.
51. BEER doesn't complain about the way you drive.
52. BEER doesn't mind if you fart or belch.
53. BEER never changes its mind.
54. BEER doesn't tease you or play hard to get.
55. BEER never asks you to change the station.
56. BEER doesn't make you go shopping.
57. BEER doesn't tell you to mow the grass.
58. BEER doesn't mind seeing Chuck Norris and Charles Bronson flicks.
59. BEER is always easy to pick up.
60. Big, fat BEERs are nice to have.
61. BEER doesn't pout or play games.
62. BEER NEVER says no.
63. BEER is easy to get into.
64. BEER never complains when you take it somewhere.
65. BEER doesn't need to go to the 'powder room' with other BEERs.
66. BEER doesn't wear a bra.
67. BEER doesn't mind getting dirty.
68. BEER doesn't complain about insensitivity.
69. BEER doesn't use up your toilet paper.
70. BEER doesn't live with its mother.
71. BEER doesn't blow you off.
72. BEER doesn't care if you have no culture or manners.
73. BEER doesn't bitch, yell, or cry.
74. BEER doesn't mind football season.
75. A BEER won't make you go to church.
76. A BEER is more likely to know how to spell "carburetor" than a woman.
77. A BEER doesn't think baseball is stupid simply because the guys spit.
78. A BEER doesn't think DOS is pronounced "dose".
79. A BEER doesn't give a f#$% if you keep a bunch of other BEERS around.
80. A BEER will no! t insist that those odious Michelin commercials wit babies are "cute".
81. If a BEER leaks all over the room, it smells kinda good for a while.
82. A BEER will not call you a sexist pig if you say "doberman" instead of "doberperson".
83. A BEER won't get a job as a DJ and play 5 straight hours of lesbian folk music on your favorite radio station.
84. A BEER won't claim that the Three Stooges are shitheads.
85. A BEER won't raise a fuss about a little thing like leaving the toilet seat up.
86. If you mention a "three-hundred-fifty cubic-inch V8" around a BEER, it won't think you're talking about an enormous can of vegetable juice.
87. A BEER won't whine that seatbelts hurt.
88. A BEER won't smoke in your car.
89. A BEER won't argue that there's no difference between shooting down an unidentified aircraft in a war zone and blowing a Korean airliner out of the sky.
90. A BEER will never buy a car with automatic transmission.
91. A BEER will actually *support* belching and farting and share your enthusiasm for getting them included as demonstration sports in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
92. A BEER is always ready to leave on time.
93. A BEER never fishes for compliments.
94. Some BEERs (e.g. St. Pauli Girl) have fabulous tits.
95. BEER tastes *good*.
96. If you take a BEER outta the fridge just to look at it but then decide to drink it, the BEER won't accuse you of "date rape".
97. A BEER won't raise any objections to an evening of watching "John Holmes' Greatest Hits" on your VCR.
98. An ice-cold BEER will nonetheless let you have your way with it.
99. A BEER won't make you pick up some tampons when you go to the grocery store.
100. A BEER won't accuse you of lying when you say you read Penthouse "just for the articles". (You *are* lying, but the BEER won't accuse you of it.)

~Source unknown~

Gong Xi Fa Cai everybody!

To everybody out there, I'd like to wish all of you a very Happy and Successful Chinese New Year! I hope you receive lots of ang pows and may you give away lots of ang pows too! Haha! It's okay because it's Chinese New Year. What goes around comes around right? Hehe...

I'm having an ulcer now. Ouch! Too much of those pineapple cookies and love letters! I have lots of mandarin oranges at home too. Ooooh, gonna enjoy myself eating them everyday! I love mandarin oranges and I only get to eat loads of them on Chinese New Year.

Well, don't want to bore you anymore. Go get your ang pows! No, not from me, I'm not married. =) Find the married ones. Haha! Have fun!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I should learn French! Love the idea!

You Should Learn French
C'est super!
You appreciate the finer things in life... wine, art, cheese, love affairs.
You are definitely a Parisian at heart.
You just need your tongue to catch up...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

9 Ways on How NOT to annoy your next-door neightbour!

  1. DO NOT play loud, blaring, hard rock music in the middle of the night and also in the afternoon. This is the time when people and babies need to sleep.
  2. When conversing with friends or family members outside your house, please do not talk so loud. It’s difficult to read a book or to watch TV with all that loud voices rumbling on.
  3. Make sure your kids don’t pee in the drains. The smell stinks!
  4. When your visitors drop by your house, please let them park in front of YOUR house and not blocking other people’s houses. Your neighbours need to get their cars out or in too.
  5. Please ensure your garden is clean and tidy. We do not want to be suspicious of snakes or anything else hiding in those tall grasses!
  6. Please be neighbourly. If an unknown person comes to steal your dear neighbour’s shoes, at least call for help or scare the robber away and not just run into your home and shut the door. I know robbers these days are fierce and vicious but don’t be such a chicken!
  7. Don’t walk around naked or stare into the mirror 100 times a day. It annoys the neighbour behind your house.
  8. If you want to get a dog, make sure it’s not a noisy one. We certainly don’t want dogs that bark at everybody!
  9. Just stop being annoying. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

An easy meme for Tuesday

I like to do memes! Here's an easy one to get lost into!

A - Age: 19
B - Band listening to right now: The Fray
C - Career future: Hopefully in journalism
D - Dad's name: No real names here.
E - Easiest person to talk to: My guy.
F - Favorite song: Can't I list more than one???
G - Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Neither
H - Hometown: Some ulu place
I - Instruments: Guitar. Love the piano too. Wanna learn it one day.
J - Job: Blogger?
K - Kids: 0
L - Longest car ride ever: From ulu place to KL
M - Mom's name: No real names again
N - Number of people you slept with: 0
P - Phobia[s]: Worms and heights.
Q - Quote: What goes around comes around!
R - Reason to smile: My nephew.
S - Song you sang last: How to Save a Life
T - Time you wake up: 8 am
U - Unknown fact about me: It will remain unknown.
V - Vegetable you hate: Brinjals or eggplants
W - Worst habit: Playing with my hair.
X - X-rays you've had: 0
Y - Yummy food: Ais kacang!
Z - Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Source of meme: Lost (and Found) Memes and I actually found it on this blog: The Life Of a Wife and Teacher

Huh? This is my love style???

Your Love Style is Manic
For you, love is the ultimate rollercoaster
And you love to hold on tight and enjoy the ride
Every time you fall in love, it feels like the first time
And while it's exciting and exhilarating...It's also stressful and scary!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Couldn't watch Babel

What luck I had today! I went to Queensbay Mall – my favourite mall! – determined to catch the movie ‘Babel’. I wanted to watch the show at 12 pm but the girl behind the counter said the show might be cancelled, as there weren’t any others watching it! Augh!!! Can they do such a thing? There were my guy and I, so it’s 2 people! They call this no people???

The next show was at 3 pm. I was not able to watch it, as I had to go home around that time. So, I reluctantly left the cinema area and just went wandering aimlessly around the mall. Disappointed.

But, there’s Borders. My favourite bookstore. Hehe! I doubt I’ll ever get bored of Borders. There are so many books there. If only I could buy ALL of them! Well, not all but those that I like. Yeah, if I had the cash in the first place. So, in order to be able to buy as many books as I want, I need to start earning and saving. Yes, I can do it. By the end of year 2007, I hope to buy half of Borders bookstore. What wishful thinking I have! Never mind. It’s okay to dream, right?

If the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count. (Source forgotten – sorry!)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

9 Things to do when you are hopelessly bored:

What do you do when you have nothing to do? Stare blankly at the wall? Bug your parents or brothers or sisters or cat? Well, I've just compiled a list of what you can do when you think there is totally nothing worth doing. If you don't like my suggestions, then so be it. You are welcome to give your ideas too. There's nothing more fun than different ideas from different people.

  1. Curl up snugly in a corner and enjoy your favourite book. Have some snacks next to you to munch on.
  2. Take a bus or train to the mall for some window-shopping. (Note: take a bus and not drive a car. You’ll be exercising and also to get your heart pumping!)
  3. Drag a friend or your boyfriend/girlfriend to watch a movie. If no one is available, then browse through your CDs and DVDs and watch a movie by yourself. It’s fun too!
  4. Go online, create a blog and let words portray your thoughts and opinions. It’s time to voice out and create havoc in cyber world. Or if you are sick of the Internet, write in your diary. Make sure no one sees what you are writing though.
  5. Wanna let out the artist in you? Dig out your paints and let the colours flow.
  6. Sleep. Best of all, it’s free.
  7. Help with the housework. Feel satisfied when you have cleaned something utterly dirty.
  8. Bake a cake. Bake cookies. Bake brownies. Make some jellies. Be Jamie Oliver for a day.
  9. Call up old friends to catch up on gossip or just for a chat.

Can Internet marketing gurus be trusted?

Here is a blogger of The Freedom Net, who lost faith in all the so-called Internet marketing gurus. In his post, he mentioned that he unsubscribed from ALL the gurus’ mailing lists. Well, I think this post was an eye-opener to me because in the quest to earning big bucks off the Internet, irrational thinking may have got in the way.

You have to be smart and not to be fooled too easily. What the Internet marketing gurus have to say and offer may very well be effective but you have to be cautious too. If not, then it’s just a waste of time. I have not been duped and I’m not going to be.

~ This is a sponsored post~

I thought I was addicted to the Internet!

Really, I thought I had a serious problem. I was always waiting for the moment where I'd have finished up all my chores and just hop in my chair and go online! Then, the first thing I'd do online is open up my MSN and check my inbox. After that, I'd check on my blogs.

Anyway, I came across this quiz site and caught sight of a title of a quiz.

The title: Are you Addicted to the Internet?

Of course I had to take this quiz! Well, I took it and here is the result:


Newbie (21% - 40%)
You've started to learn that there is more to the internet than AOL. You've recovered from that email virus that wiped your hard drive and are thinking of getting DSL. You still tend to forward too many jokes and inspirational thoughts via email to your entire address book.

The Quiz at Quiz Meme!

They calling me a newbie??? Hmmm, like I said, all these tests are not exactly accurate. Okay, the image is not completely complete. Wonder what's wrong with the HTML or maybe Blogger...

Was so bored....and I tried this:

discover your inner candy heart @ quiz me

I don't know if it's even accurate or not. I've never really believed in all this stuff anyway. I'm only doing it all for fun and also out of boredom!!! Man, boredom sucks big time!

I'm so not in the mood to read anything! I'm a little tired but I don't even have the mood to hit the sack.

Do you know anyone who was mean to you? Have you been mean to anyone? I think all of us are mean at some point in our lives. Yeah, you and me. Being mean to others. And being absolutely selfish too. I came across selfish people in real life and in cyber world too.

If you do good to people, then do you expect them to reciprocate your kindness? Or do you just brush it off and forget it? Or do you sit and curse them till you are out of breath?

Sometimes, I'm so fed up of being nice to people. Cos some people take things for granted and are not appreciative at all.

Ah, what's the point of me writing all this? Whatever happens, nobody is going to stop being mean. This is a dog eat dog world after all.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Well, a new edition of The Carnival of Cinema is up. Feel free to check out Nehring The Edge and read all about what other movie buff bloggers have to say in THE CARNIVAL OF CINEMA – EPISODE XVII: CLEAR AND PRESENT BLOGGER. Enjoy!

Got Tagged?

Ahaha! I have been tagged by pinksterz! I’m supposed to list down 6 weird things about me. Read the rules below:

Each player of this game starts off by giving 6 weird things about themselves. People who get tagged need to write in a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state the rules clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. After you do that, leave them each a comment letting them know you tagged them and to read your blog.

All right, how do I do this? 6 weird things? How can I call them weird since I’m a unique individual in my own right? Okay, let me try now.

  1. I can say that I’m a loner sometimes in school. When everyone else was talking or laughing, I’d be sitting at my desk doing my own work. Or maybe you could say I was studious and concentrated on getting good/recommended results. But if I was really bored of studying, then I’m a social butterfly. People say I talk a lot and very cheerful. But, I don’t think so. Oh, I don’t know!
  2. I pull my hair when I’m bored. Trichotillomania.
  3. I always wash my hands. I think they are dirty after touching some things I consider dirty. Cleanliness seems to be a priority to me but my room is anything but clean!
  4. I am productive when I’m angry. Not productive as in producing babies! Productive in the sense that I am more hardworking, more efficient, and more things get done. In fact, nothing seems impossible when I’m angry.
  5. I’m obsessed with my blog and the Internet.
  6. I’m obsessed with money. Well, who isn’t? =)

Pretty weird, huh? Well, that’s just me. I’m not the same as you and I’ll never be the same as you. God made us all different yet equal. God bless you.

Now, I would like to tag the following people:

Princess Shin

Friday, February 9, 2007

Music, give me more music, baby!

Who is The Fray? It sounds odd as a band name but the only song I heard from them is really nice! The title is How To Save a Life. It has a nice tune and the words are meaningful. I like the part where Isaac Slade, the lead vocalist, (and pianist, too!) sings:

And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

This is the chorus part actually. =) Anyway, it is ‘bitterness’ in the lyrics but when I tried to catch the word, it did not sound like ‘bitterness’ at all! I wonder if the lyrics are correct or if my hearing is wrong and I might need to dig my ears more often.

What is ‘the fray’? I checked my dictionary and found the meaning for the fray.

Meaning: a fight, a contest or an argument; an exciting or challenging activity.

How to Save a Life sounds like a song written from experience. If it is, then it’s very interesting. I like songs based on real experiences. It makes me feel close to the song especially if I can relate to it and have gone through similar experiences.

Another song, which I really love is Iris by Goo Goo Dolls. Their version is way better than ex-Boyzone main singer, Ronan Keating! Mr. Keating was screeching horrendously at the chorus. He’s better off singing When You Say Nothing at All. =)

By the way, enjoy Iris!


And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
Cause sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything seems like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know your alive

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Clothes you would die to wear (well, not all of you!)

Just like any other girl, I devour fashion magazines to see what the latest fashion is and what piece of clothing am I going to buy next! Due to financial constraints, magazines are quite a luxury to me. =( All right, there are the local ones, which are just as good as international/imported ones.

Just for the fun of it, I decided to search through Google for more fashion. I typed in ‘fashion paris’ and ‘teen fashion paris’ and I was not that satisfied with the results. The clothes on show were ones that I would NEVER wear in my lifetime. Haha! Some look horrible but it’s still considered art or fashion.

Anyway, I dropped by Style.com and simply clicked on Marc Jacobs’ collection. Uh-uh, I was so not totally impressed. Then, I chose Monique Lhuillier and the collection was quite okay. These are from her Fall 2007 Ready-To-Wear collection.

This dress looks cute. I will wear it.

This is simply elegant. I might wear it.

This is shiny! I will never wear it.

Now, I decided to give Marc Jacobs a chance and checked out his Spring 2007 Ready-To-Wear collection. I've seen Marc Jacob's designs and I liked them. I think I saw some good-looking designs in the magazines. But his spring collection does not appeal to me. Oh, I give up! I don't like anyone of them. Well, here's one and I will let you be the judge.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Friendster, Facebook, Facebox, Multiply, what next?

What’s up with all these online social networks springing up everywhere? One or two isn’t aren’t enough but there are so many out there! Friendster! Facebook! Facebox! Ringo! Hi5! Multiply! MySpace! Bebo! It’s endless, I should think.

I’m only active in Friendster and it does take a huge amount of time just to take part in it. Then, my friends started introducing other social networks to me and inviting me to join them. Okay, I thought it’d be something new and fun and different from Friendster. But it is all the almost the same actually. Only the design, layouts, services, tools or whatever differ from one another.

I just found out there’s a network called Bebo. I only knew about it today through a search on Google.

And most of the people on these networks are about the same. They snap pictures of themselves, post them on their profile sites, and write that they are not pretty or handsome while in their photos; they pose as seducing as they can. I got sick of Friendster because of this. Well, whatever. They can do anything they want.

But if some psycho stalker stalks them, then they get scared and complain. Well, it’s partly their fault as they are not secretive about themselves and their lives. They happily reveal just about everything to the world. It’s fine if they want to update their family and friends on what they are doing but not too much. It’s for your own safety.

Well, guess it’s enough. I’ll just go and drop by in Friendster. =)

Ugly Betty ain't ugly!

Last night, I watched Ugly Betty on 8tv at 9.30p.m.. I used to watch Yo Soy Betty La Fea a few years back and enjoyed it very much, so I guess I'll be enjoying Ugly Betty too. =) And so I did. America Ferrera is a natural! And I don't think Betty looked all that pitifully ugly anyway. She looks simply sweet. It's her dressing, which needs a major change.

In the old Spanish Betty soap opera, Betty was in love with her boss, Armando. I wonder if Betty will fall in love with Daniel (Eric Mabius), her boss, in this American version. Daniel isn't that bad-looking too. In fact, I think he's hot! =D

Vanessa Williams acts as the evil/bad Wilhelmina. I figure out her aim is to bring Daniel down. Probably to get him into his dad's bad books.

I immensely enjoyed this show. You bet I'll watch it next week. And the next. And the next! After the Betty show is Desperate Housewives. I'm a new fan of Desperate Housewives too. I'm becoming a TV and Internet addict actually.
For more on Betty, you can check out IMDb's "Ugly Betty" page.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Calm Down When You Are Angry

What do you do when you are angry? Most importantly, what do you do if you are hopelessly angry with your parents??? Do you scream at them? Do you break down and cry in front of them? Or do you simply rush into your room and slam the door as hard as possible?

Truthfully, I don’t do any of the things I mentioned above. I’m not allowed to do anyway. I don’t even consider doing them under any circumstances. This is because:

  • If I scream at them, they will say I’m being insolent or rude to my elders. Plus, they will make me miserable by making threats or try to make me feel guilty. They always succeed in making me feel guilty by the way.
  • I seldom cry in front of them. If I absolutely cannot control myself, then only I will break down.
  • I do rush to my room at times but I don’t slam the door. It will only invite more trouble for me.

Now if I’m angry, I try to control my temper and myself. I cannot burst out and retaliate. No, it would not do for me. I’ll only get into more trouble. What I can do is not to look at them, breathe really, really hard, and clench my fists tightly. Haha! Yeah, it works for me for the moment. If not, I’ll just go to my room and pretend to go to sleep. Then, I’ll silently cry my heart out. I’ll feel a lot better after squeezing all those angry tears out.

It’s also quite healthy to be angry once in a while. I don’t know why but I read it once somewhere.

All those movies and shows you see on TV where the teenagers get to yell and slam all the doors they want while their parents only look exasperated or incredulously helpless? Well, those are only fiction to me. My parents are not like those parents who can’t control their kids. I don’t understand why in such shows they make the kids so superior. It’s all fiction.

Free Movie Scripts, Anyone?

Hey! I found this site where there is a long...............list of movie scripts! So, movie maniacs out there, if you have been dying to know what that hot guy mumbled in that scene, worry no more. Find the movie that you want in the list. Most unfortunately, not ALL movies are listed. But, I'm sure there will be one or two that you might like. I was finding for Titanic's movie scripts and when I found this page, ah..........it was heaven-sent.

I almost forgot to provide the link! Here it is:
Screenplays for You - free movie scripts & screenplays

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Movie Review: The Holiday

Well, I decided to spend my Sunday afternoon at the cinema watching a movie. I was contemplating whether to watch The Holiday or Epic Movie. The Holiday has a story while Epic Movie is simply funny and may get me laughing uncontrollably. The Holiday won in the end.

Kate Winslet looked older since I last saw her in Titanic. I think she is an amazing and beautiful actress. In the beginning of the show, she/Iris, a journalist, was narrating about her life and how she was not successful in the love area. She is crazily in love with Jasper Bloom, whom I think is a useless guy who is playing with her feelings. When he talked to her, he made her think as though he really cares for her. But all of a sudden, his engagement to another colleague was announced. Poor Iris was so upset and broke down noisily at home. It is heart breaking to have someone dumped you to marry another but it was funny the way she went in her cottage, closed the door, and howled.

The other lady character, Amanda (Cameron Diaz), a movie trailer editor from Los Angeles, has a boyfriend who slept with someone else. She is a workaholic and has trouble crying. Yeah, she has not cried since she was 15 when her parents broke up. She tried to cry after throwing her guy out but did not succeed. After all the unsuccessful attempts at crying, she went online to look for a good place to go for a holiday.

She found Iris’ cottage, which was on the Internet, and IM-ed Iris, asking if she was interested in renting her home. Iris then had a brilliant idea to switch houses, cars, everything! Amanda thought the idea was perfect and so the next day, each ended up at the other person’s doorstep.

Graham (Jude Law), Iris’ brother came to her home, drunk and Amanda let him in. There was instant attraction between them and they had sex. It was so simple. Jude Law was totally dashing in this movie. It’s not surprising for Amanda to fall for him so easily!

In L.A., Iris met Miles (Jack Black), a movie composer who was also having some sort of problem with his girlfriend. I think Jack Black’s role in this film was quite minimal. His screen appearances were fewer if compared to Jude Law’s. Well, he was funny but I wish he had acted goofier. Like in School of Rock. But I guess his character in this Holiday movie required him to be more serious.

This romantic comedy movie was okay but I don’t think it was very funny. I thought Iris’ imitation at playing rock guitar and Amanda’s crazy dancing to The Killer’s Mr. Brightside were pathetic. Anyway, the characters were well acted out, the story was wonderful and I would definitely watch it again!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Helluva Good Hindi Movie

I went out this morning in the scorching sun to make my card. Then, I came back, washed up, and plumped myself in front of the TV. My mom wanted to watch a Hindi movie. =)

It started at 12.30pm but we only started watching at 1.30pm. Never mind. The movie is until 3 pm so we still had time to watch it. The minute I watched it, I was already interested in it.

Tarang killed another guy who tried to rape his best friend, Sargam. He treats Sargam like his wife because he’s head over heels in love with her and plans to marry her. Unfortunately, Sargam does not love him back. Anyway, Tarang was sent to jail for murder.

He has a lawyer, Raj. When Tarang was in the middle of a session with his psychiatrist, Raj burst into the room, shouting at him and accusing him of truly murdering another guy. Suddenly, Tarang became violent. He apparently suffers from a split personality and Raj plans to present this violent behaviour of Tarang in court. Tarang was released and put into a mental hospital for treatment.

It’s not the end yet. Tarang decided to reveal himself to Raj. He was actually pretending to have a split personality. He said he read about this disorder in his kampung’s (village or hometown) library. From that moment on, he and Raj became enemies. Raj is also in love with Sargam and he does not wish for the killer to walk away freely too.

When Tarang was proclaimed well and fit to leave the mental hospital already, he went back home, looking forward to see Sargam again. But, he did not control himself and hit Yana. I don’t know who Yana is but she had asked Tarang to think if Sargam is actually in love with him or if he is only imagining that she loved him. Thus, he became angry and hit Yana terribly. Sargam came home and saw Yana in all that blood. When Tarang asked her if she loved him, she answered yes shakily. What a possessive guy.

There was lots of action after that. A lot of chasing, shooting, crying, dancing, staring, threatening, etc. Finally, the police want Tarang again. Raj is also really trying his best to capture the guilty guy and throw him into jail. He also wants for the girl he loves to be safe too. Safe in his arms.

It’s quite a sad story. Tarang really thought Sargam loved and cared for him. But she only regarded him as her best friend. They were childhood friends. At the end of the show, Tarang apparently fell to his death. He dropped into the sea but his body was never found. I think he did not die. Raj and Sargam got married I guess.

If Tarang were still alive, I bet he’d continue to pursue Sargam. But the show came to an end. We’ll never know what happened.

Can someone tell me what is the title of this movie? The Star printed the wrong movie in the TV guide. This Hindi show was aired today, Feb 3 2007, Saturday, on TV2 at 12.30pm. It was supposed to finish at 3.00pm but ended at 3.25pm.

The Carnival of Cinema

I was reading Random Encounters of We’s blog and I was greatly interested by a post that was about blog carnivals. I had no idea what a blog carnival was like and I was curious, so I went to check the Nehring The Edge blog. Cool. There was a Blog Carnival of Cinema going on and now there is the Carnival of Cinema – Episode XVI: Live Free & Blog Hard.

It is all about movies. Well, movie reviews actually. Movie buffs get to submit their posts on movies in this blog carnival. It increases traffic to your blog too, which is fantastic.

If watching movies is your life, then check out this blog, submit your review and wait for approval. I totally enjoy this blog carnival. More blogs to read!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Debit Cards

I think I’ve learnt a lot last night and today. I’m having trouble activating/verifying my Paypal account. Now, I cannot even accept payments! I do not wish to deny them either. The only way is to get either a credit card or a debit card.

I’m not earning big bucks so I don’t want a credit card. I’m not willing to go into debts as I can be a huge spender and having a credit card will only make it worse. My parents will never allow me to have a credit card while I’m still studying anyway.

Luckily last night I learnt more about debit cards and it’s much better than credit cards. It requires the holder to have a minimum of RM25 in the account. If anything less than this amount, then sorry, no spending allowed. I hope tomorrow is a working day, (1st Saturday) so that I can apply for one at the bank.

I am going to apply for a Public Bank Visa Electron debit card. I would appreciate if anyone who has applied for this card before to share something here. If nobody, it’s okay. Thank you.

Design Your Own T-Shirt

I joined a club in school and the members had the chance to design their own T-shirts. My club president made all the arrangements – white T-shirts, paints, hair-dryers, brushes, etc. It was tremendously fun thinking what to draw and create on our shirts.

Well, if you like to design T-Shirts, like me, and would like to win something for your effort, you may enter the FREE Custom T-Shirt Contest. You can send in one design and a winner is selected each week. The T-shirt design, which receives the highest votes, wins. Contest rules apply.

If you want to buy a T-shirt or two for yourself or for your loved ones, head on to Custom T-Shirts as there are a huge number of T-shirts with different designs to choose from.

T-shirts look good on anyone. You can pair it with a cool pair of jeans or with your gypsy skirt. Anything! Wear your favourite T-shirt and let it brighten your day.

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