Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mother Tongue 'O' Level - 1132

Believe it or not my Mother Tongue 'O' Level paper was not that hard as I thought it would be and I hope I am not over confident for this paper. I checked the paper twice. Surprisingly, I had many ideas for Malay composition. I tried to avoid writing about romance which is so common in Malay essays but I ended up writing one. Just can't avoid it. I should read more next time so I that can avoid romance. It's a cliche but you have a lot of good vocabularies and phrases to put in it. Any I had too many ideas that I'm still not satisfied with what I've written. I have more to write! My essay story goes like this: It was about friendship and how is it important to the character once his so called girlfriend was having an affair with another guy. His business was not doing well because of his girlfriend, and one of the character met with an accident. However, I got so much to write, and I had no time but to cut short my story with some dialogue. No matter, I think I wrote a good essay. Then came the second paper. Was it there to insult my intelligence or sense of caution? They seemed to be so easy yet so difficult. I won't be surprised if I made a lot of careless mistake. Whatever it is, I know I did my best.

After the exam, I went to meet my cousin (Az) to compare answers and then I went to Tampines with other peeps to buy our party stuffs. We spent about $72? We exceed by $12. Clearly we were over budget. Shall implement better strategy next time. We have not bought any marshmallows and otak-otak. It is one of my favorites hence a must at our party. Those who are bringing marshmallows, please find the halal one. After those hectic shopping, we stopped over my house and unpacked some stuffs before heading to school.

I got back my report book. Don't ask details unless you're part of the Slumberians. Shall have a good laugh at my results and yes, I got what I deserve. I was reading the remarks and I don't think anyone in this world would get this type of remarks at this age.
"Zulfadli always models good behavior and conduct. As a class chairperson, he helps to rally the class together in class activities. He always exhibits sensitivity and maturity towards racial and religious issues while mixing with peers."
Where did them come from? Heh! But it sounds good. At least it can spruce up my report card a little bit. Shall let my parents attention focused onto the remarks instead of the results

I had a good chat with my Higher Malay friends in my blog chatroom just now. We were talking about outings, the paper we took and finally, I got to see the teacher entering my chatroom! If I were to drop Higher Malay, I bet you people will miss me so bad for all the jokes and mischief. Trust me.Just hope everyone got A1 for this paper!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

First Hypnotherapy

Argh... Butterflies in my stomach. I was looking through the calendar to see what's today's date and it is 28th October and the 'O' Level is on the edge of time. Anyway, today's outing was fun as usual. The gassy drinks, crackers and cookies. But the most fun part was when the bling comes in.

First house we visited was my uncle's house. We gathered there before the outing really started. My uncle who came back from Indonesia for Eid, tried to hypnotize me but somehow for lack of my concentration I just can't be hypnotized but my cousin really got hypnotised. My uncle is a hypnotherapist by the way. So proud to have a hypnotherapist in our family.

So here goes. My uncle offered me some help so that I could be more confident and motivated. So, I thought, why not? This would be fun or at least productive. He asked me, what do I want to achieve at the end of the therapy? So I said I wanted to be more motivated and confident because as a student who will be sitting for his 'O' Levels soon, the last thing he wants is a low morale. We went into my cousins room. My mum, cousins and my aunt came in to witness the hypnotherapy. I don't really mind but I think that's the reason I lost my concentration - with everyone looking at me. He started when I was ready.

"Stare into this ring... Close your eyes... Now imagine..." When the imaginary part came about, it's like nothing is working. So, when I woke up from the therapy, they asked me what's my mother's name and do I feel pain when being poked. So, I told the truth. I said my mother's name and I do feel a little pain when being poked. Clearly, it's not working on me because I was very, very concious. Here's what happened to my cousin.
My cousin went to try it. My uncle hypnotherapied him. And surprisingly, he came out of the room hypnotized. My uncle asked my cousin "That's your dad, what's his name?" and my cousin replied "Michael Jackson". And everybody laughed. "What colour is he wearing?" "Brown" he said while my uncle is in fact wearing yellow! So, the next test goes like this while he was sub-conscious "Now, forget number six." And when he counted one to ten, he was stuck at five. Somehow a shiver went down my spine. And when my uncle tried to return him back to the "real-world", he got a little problem but in the end he succeed. It is not as easy as I thought. I'll probably meet my uncle again soon to try that again. I'd love to see something positive coming out from hypnotherapy. I have a video of my cousin being hypnotized. So, wait for the next entry, I'll put up the video.

That's the highlight for today. I need to prepare for my exam. So, I cannot write a long entry today until the party ends. But, it will still be updated though.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I'm still in my Hari Raya mood. There's no haze and thank God for bringing down rain today! Today I went outing again. Yesterday was fun because I got a few shots and money! Get paid for visiting? Heh! Anyway, today was fun because my cousins came to my house. I think I'm starting a new habit: stop vulgarities. Haaha! It has been one month I've not been using vulgarities but it's good to stop it anyway.

Today is Wednesday, and today is the Fun, Fit and Fabulous day. And bravo me, I didn't even wake up in the morning. I think I was too tired by the outing last night. I slept around 2am? I set the alarm clock at 7.30am so that I could get ready for the fair. However, I'm still deep in my sleep and I don't even remember my phone or alarm clock ringing. I only remember my mother came into my room at 12.30pm waking me up. "Fadli! Wake up! Your uncle is coming later at 1.30pm..." Then I was like "Oh my god! I missed school!"

A few more days before the examination. Oh yes, I received a message and a call saying that I got Higher Malay lesson today and thank you people for informing me thirty minutes before the class really started. I didn't go. If they would have told me earlier, I would have told my parents that I'm going for the class or something. And thanks to that someone for reminding me that on Thursday, there's lesson and it is the last lesson! It was suppose to be a "must-go" lesson. That reminder does not only remind me that there's Higher Malay lesson but it also reminds me that the school is yet to close! I thought it's holiday already!

I learnt what I am losing. I learnt what I've not gained. I realized that I've been arrogant and heartless because I feel that some would step on me if I am too humble or too nice and I thought it was a good being mean. There's good being wicked. There's good being heartless because if you are not, I don't think I would survive in certain situation. But, being associated with these negative connotations, there are like pros and cons. You may lose someone, or you may lose your money. You may even lose your dignity if you make the wrong step! So, I think there's a degree of goodness in being bad. Afterall, being bad is a part of everybody. We cannot deny that.

But now, I ought to be humble and helpful. I must be tolerant and give way sometimes. This is a habit already for me to say no here and there. I fear backstabbers and liars. So, I'm getting more cautious and be more self-conscious. I've learnt bits of my past and repeating it will bring no meaning into my life. So, we ought to be careful. But being careful does not mean being mean or harsh!

The party's surprise is ready. Someone cursed my party! Someone said "Zul, I think your party is going to 'flop'. So I was like what you mean by flop? "Ouh. Flop is like not happening like that. Because not many people would come at that time." My answer is this, since when I force people to come at 4.30pm on the dot. Well, the surprise is going to start at 5pm and I said 4.30pm as a buffer time. Some would be late and some would be early. And doesn't mean everybody must come at 4.30pm! The party is until 11pm. You can come at 7pm or 8pm after 4.30pm for all you want. But what I want is that if possible, please come at 4.30pm because there's a surprise waiting for you people. Stop being negative. There's food, music and dance that's for sure. The rest is for me to know and for you to find out.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Party2006 Invitation

I am too busy for the past few days and I've been thinking too much I guess. Maybe that's the reason I feel that I got nothing to update you people while I have much to update actually. This is an important entry shall I say? To me it is at least. There are a few things I'd like to talk about here. Party2006, Class Party, Fun,Fit and Fabulous event and I shall include my Hari Raya preparations.

My Hari Raya preparation is alright so far. I have two pairs of Baju Kurung. It's perfectly tailored I'd say but the first pair is a little bit small for me and let's hope I will not gain weight for the next few days especially when this pair is to be worn on the first day! I cannot stretch much with this pair. While the other, it fits me well and thank God, it looks fitting with that pair. I must bring down the old curtains today and shall change with a new one. I can't stand the dust and maybe that's the reason I have my mood swings prior to the end of fasting month. Messy house. Dusty curtains and dirty toilets. Probably only my room is always prepared for any occasion! It's clean and tidy like forever.

Next, is about that Class Party. I've been missing from school for almost two weeks. Well, I think that when the exam ends means school ends too. I must protect myself from the haze and the sun anyway. It's time for me to rest for a while. And the class party, isn't it too late to have one? I don't mind. Shall I say that I am a professional party organizer? Heh! It's possible for me to do a last minute party but, have we booked the chalet or venue? Have we collected the money? I know I am the class chairperson. You appointed me to do the party. If I really could book that chalet, I'd be done the planning and collecting money ages ago. Besides, I think some of you are fickle minded. One wants Aloha and the other wants Aranda. I'd love to make the call but it wouldn't be wise and fair right? Then, tell me which one you people want. Majority wins. Simple  and yet you people depended on me? I'm not saying I'm mad but I hope you understand my situation situation here. Well, we haven't even pick a date yet too! How now? We will have a good talk on Monday I hope but you people need to co-operate. No monkey business! No-no-no-no, don't phunk with my heart!

Fun-fit and fabulous event. Again, I'm missing from the meetings. If I'm not wrong there's only one meeting and it coincides with the Prefect's meeting. It is held on Friday. I was so sick so I couldn't come. And some of you people think I'm kidding just because I've done that before? How could you people... Anyway, thanks to some friends who bothered to call and tell what's going on with their plan and thank God, they are not the extreme plans. People, come to our stall and support us. And thanks to me teacher for giving me the opportunity to lead this thing but I'm telling you, there are reasons why I rejected this in the first place. First, I know this is going to happen after exams, and I've done planning to my Party2006. So I know I would be tight. Secondly, I want a moment of silence for myself. Quiet from school commitments. Just for a moment. But nevermind, what's done is done. Shall thank you people. Truthfully, next year, I'm not going to be too committed. Thank God there'll no Photography commitments. Although they have it on Friday, 12.45pm that day, I was absent and if I weren't, I'll be off for my prayers.

Last big announcement that you've been hearing from me, is the Party2006. I've set up a website. It's navigated on your right.. Click on it and you'll know more what's the party is all about. Well, all of you are invited . You might want to come earlier because 5pm I'll be showing you a surprise. But you people are invited really. Just go to my party's website, navigated on your right of this page.

I've invited some of you people. Some of you, it's either I forgot to invite, or I don't have your contact. So, if you drop by here, it's like hitting a jackpot.

I think that's all I'm going to update. I'm done. See ya!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Facial Doctor: Me

I don't find the need to go to school since exam's have past and the haze is killing everyone. And the hotness outside the house, staying home is much safer, cleaner, and healthier. Sometimes, I feel like I'm in a safe tank. My house windows are all closed. My room was like all-day air-con, so it's safer rather than going out risking yourself. So before Higher Malay, I looked out, the haze is thick, so, I must minimize my time outside by going out late, and go home early.
I woke up in the afternoon, after a tiring day. As if I'm so tired. I didn't went to school for like Thursday and Friday. So tomorrow I'll not be going to school. Today, Thursday, I got Higher Malay lessons and I absolutely forgot about it. So, my friend messaged me to wait for her at the bus-stop at 2pm.. So when I looked at the time, it's only 12 noon. I did some laundry and played Sims. As usual, boring.

At Higher Malay class, I didn't know that it is a combined class with the Temasekians and it will be held in the AVA. So, if I were to know that it's going to be held there, I would have brought my jacket/sweater along. But thank god, I didn't freeze in that harsh temperature room. Most of the visiting schools students didn't come. Perhaps, they are satisfied with their exam results. For my case, I must be "kanchong" in this. For goodness sake. It's only two hours of your life! The ones who didn't came are in the state of losing I guess? Loads of practice papers and questions were distributed and dear teacher lend me six of the Malay composition magazine, which is not easy to get in bookstores. I learnt something from someone: there's a serpent under the flower, so be careful. It lingers around the class.

After that, my friend and I went to Guardian because she needed to buy something and I realize that for the past 24-hours, I've been giving away facial tips to around 3-4 people? I sounded like a consultant. And people start to envy my smooth hands, smooth legs and smooth facial-skin (despite the zits). Call me Dr Zul from now. Haha!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Blaze Makes Haze

First thing that came into my mind each day for the past few weeks is "What's today's PSI?" Why am I or everyone is so concerned? First, give it up to the irresposible and heartless farmers from our neighbouring country. The are probably the only country in this archipelago who burns the entire forest, the size bigger than Singapore! Believe it or not, their PSI may reach up to 900 ! Oh dear! If I were to be in that kind of situation, I'll be digging my own grave. Even here right his afternoon, I got some dry cough and non-stop sneezing. When these people who are poor both materially and academically, will they ever learn the repercussions of their action? I read a newspaper article that their government is doing nothing much even though they had signed an agreement to curb these "illegal burning". Well, besides the billions dollars we may lost from this haze, my health and life is much more important! This haze and the burning of forest got to stop somehow. How I wish I could stand on top of the world and ask for world peace and heal the world! Make it a better place for the entire human race.
After the joyful weekend, today we got back our exam results. Obviously I will not tell the whole world here. If you ask, I'll tell but if you don't, I'll keep it to myself. Just hope for the best. Anyway, I was about to cry this afternoon, I just feel that it is so unfair. I am the one who is much more hardworking than some other freak, they get higher than me. What is happening to this world? Is it going upside down?

Now I remember I did something really silly during the literature exam. I did the unseen poem and it says "The monks went into our house like a swarm of flies"... So, I interpreted that these monks are hardworking and work in a team. Well, I don't think that my interpretation was right! This is kinda lame but funny. The correct interpretation was that these monks were irritating to the writer and about the scorpion, oh my god, I am so clueless in that unseen! A lesson learnt: I must look at both sides of the poem next time !!

I think I learnt something new : once your are pro in it, you tend to forget the basics. I think it is happening to me right now.