Monday, December 31, 2007

Year of Heaven 2007

Goodbye '07, Hello '08. I'm pretty excited to face a brand new page in this book of life. For the past one year, it has been ups and downs, order and turmoil, just like a vessel on the ocean, having little clue about the future, so on and so forth. Needless to say, I am going to miss 2007 for they will be memories after all. I'm going to let bygones be bygones and start what I've left unfinished and to start what I've not started and to heal the scars I left behind in people and in myself. The past one year has made me learn a lot of things, be it study or play, it was all time well spent. Regrets will always occur in us, although some people say they don't have any on anything. To me, having a little feeling of regret, makes us learn our mistakes and move forward. Anyway, 2007 leaves me with a lot of memories, which I wish not to forget until old age. From family to friendships, all fly and sail with me to the tip of the world, I love it. Somethings that I'm going to miss:
  1. Having my best friends to study overnight at my house.
  2. Discussions in Higher Malay, touching on today's culture and even my personal life.
  3. The laughter I had in classroom and Higher Malay class.
  4. The fun escaping some assembly talks, which is so not relevant to us.
  5. CCA, having to take photographs and my photographs taken.
  6. The advantage of not attending Malay language class in school.
  7. Those times when I went to buy bubble tea with Syaz after Higher Malay lessons.
  8. Those times when Hafiz slept over at my house and talked about silly stuffs, from brands to models to people among us.
  9. Study and gym and gossip sessions with Dynna, Tim, Elyia, Nana.
  10. Motivation from parents before O's and all, which is still helpful to me till now. They mean a lot.
  11. I miss tuition, my ex-tutor is my new friend.
Which ever that I forgot to mention, pardon me because there are so many memories left behind. I wish that I could relive, what I've left before moving on to the future. Moving on to the new year 2008, there's a long journey that awaits me. Along it, lies hills and mountains for me to pass through without falling into the valley. 2008 shall be faced with full of courage and excitement. Ambitions and dreams shall be fulfilled and sacrifices has to be made.

Early 2008's highlight would be my 'O' Level results, which I've been waiting for ages, but at the same time, I don't wish to see my results, not because I thought it might be catastrophic, but I want my holidays to be longer! No matter what result I get, I think I have to receive it with an open heart. Click HERE to listen to Sway, click HERE to listen to My Love (Westlife).

Ok, I shan't bother you guys with my long winded entry. Have a nice weekend/holiday. Fact: I don't miss school but I miss my peeps, that's for sure! Journey has not ended yet.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Back To Back Happy Time

This December is absolutely fun-filled with outings. After I came back from my vacation, it was Aidiladha, which I don't have a chance to wish you people Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha because I was so tired after one week of holiday and before I could fully pull myself together, we have to go out for visiting. No doubt, we went back home quite late
The next day, after my course ended, around 9.30pm, we went to watch National Treasure. It was such an adventurous movie, with some conflicts and all. I was quite reluctant to watch that movie though. I didn't even bother to watch the first one on DVD. Turns out, it was good!

On Saturday, went out again, To Jurong Bird Park. Flamingos are hot and owls are cute with their eyes and there's one that looked as though it's wearing a hood. Super cool. We didn't stay there for long because we were not bothered to walk throughout the entire park although they have a lot to offer. Absolutely, we did not miss the "World's Tallest Man Made Waterfall" which is only about 100 meter and the bird show. Parrots are funny and cute. And colorful!

The next day we went to Sentosa, and the funny thing was, we went to this carpark and it charged $10 for the entire day and the other car park only cost $1 per entry! Such a rip! It was so unreasonable to pay $10 for car park fee! Besides, we were not going to park there for long. We went to other places after that. So, why pay more? We did not miss the cable car of course. It wasn't frightening at all to me but when it suddenly swings lightly and eventually stops, it sent down a weird feeling on your stomach. A lot of scary thought occurred in my mind at that time though.

And today, Monday, we're suppose to get books for my two younger fellas but we ended up watching a movie. I Am Legend it is. It was exciting to imagine yourself living alone on this planet but when it comes to having creatures that harms you, it is freaky. I'd give that movie a rating of 6 out of 10. Go watch the movie and see for yourself. The creatures were quite fugly and it's a hair-raising experience to imagine those creatures appearing on my toilet mirror. Especially when I have to use candles in the toilet due to the blown light bulb! See, I'm very imaginative.

Yay! Later afternoon we'll be going to Pulai Spring and this time I want to try their gym because I've never tried it before. For all these while I've been using the pool only. Well, probably I will swim for a while after gym! Gosh, I'm so fickle minded. There's no photos to upload yet. I'll put up some pictures soon.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Post 'O' Level Plans

I'll be going for holiday tonight, and if you people are going to miss me please feel free to click HERE, voice from me. This is the song I sang during the morning assembly a few weeks after winning the second prize for the Karaoke Idola. This is the recorded version though. Anyway, one more song will be up when I return to Singapore entitled Sway, which I sang in 2006 for Teacher's Day celebration. In addition , I'll try to put up the new blog layout, which is almost ready in few weeks time.
What are my plans after the vacation? I'm going to take some new shots somewhere because the other day our plan was canceled due to rain. Let's hope the next one will not be canceled again. Then of course, I will try to send the portfolio as soon as possible. In addition, I've not been exercising for more than one month as the O's are approaching. Since now that I'm free forever more, I shall go out with Tim to workout or something. What's more with the dumbbells which Dad brought home, it eases my activity by not going out. Of course, Tim can come and Khai can come over too to hang out with us.

Apart from that, I have to build another website for my mum because she wants it. I just hope she gave me what she wants fast so I can do it as soon as possible. In addition, I'd probably follow my dad overseas in the future while waiting for results. Of course, to add on, I have to find students to teach and going for a tuition agency can be quite unreliable.

I'll probably be going to Pulai Springs at least twice a week to use the facilities there. What's more when I'm the member and I rarely use the card. So, might as well I utilise the place. The sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool, gym and even movie theatre. Of course it would be boring if I go there alone. I'd probably bring along my cousins because they've not been there for a long time! And perhaps some friends.

In the mean time, I'm looking out for courses rather than sit and rot at home and spend money unnecessarily, I might as well make myself useful and I think this is the time for mind investment like what Cikgu Fidah said. Besides, I'm sick with the idea of working during this holiday. Too young to work!

Speaking of Cikgu Fidah, I miss Higher Malay lessons so much. Muahaha. I know you'll read this. That's all. Enjoy your holidays!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Pulai Springs Resort - Hafiz and Siti

Although the day trip to Kuala Lumpur (KL) was canceled, Fiz, Siti and I still had a lot of fun today. Of course we were looking forward to the KL trip because we are so in need of shopping elsewhere. In the end, it was canceled because my dad was tired so we just headed to Johor, which that morning I dreaded it because shopping in Johor can be such a bore at times. Which is indeed true! The idea of shopping at City Square somehow kills me and we ended up at Jusco Shopping mall which is just like Vivo but their collections of goods seemed to be limited and unattractive and I have no mood to shop. Total boredom. But who cares because after shopping we went to Pulai Springs.
On the way to Pulai Springs we talked about how mischievous and active we were in our primary school days and how lazy we are now. We even debated about being materialistic and being brand conscious. Apart from that we even talked about how complain-kings and queens we are becoming and even want to complain even about the littlest thing. Then we saw a women holding a poster high in the air by the super busy street and laughed at our own stupid questions like "How much do they get paid?" and we even talked about how ungrateful we are. Well, that somehow summarize what we are becoming and gives us the realization on who we are now. Then we talked about how much we miss Pulai Springs because the last time we were there was four years ago and even when we reached there, not a thing changed. Everything well maintained and of course the build up a new hotel which we are planning to stay in soon?

I'm all excited about it and guess what? I dozed of on the way there and thanks for waking me up by saying "Oi.. Don't want to swim?" That helps a lot. I was so refreshed when I alighted from the car. The best thing today was, this is my first time using my own membership card but what the hell, I don't get to sign it because I was so engaged with my excitement.

Swimming was fun. I had a hard time getting into the water because it was darn cold! Come on, it just rained but after that I'm fine with it. I managed to swim but Fiz said I looked constipated or rather asthmatic! After some time when we get out of the pool, I pushed the two twits into the water. They are so caught off guard! Muahaah! But still you guys managed to get your revenge on me! We're even then. Hmph! It was super funny! The best part was when Fiz tried to push me like how Siti did to me for revenge, he failed. Booya! Being bored with the adult pool, we played the slide and the children there were super annoying. Of course when the three of us get up to the slide we were like the kings and queen being given way to. But still, it's super annoying at how they reject when we asked them to go first.

After Pulai Springs, we headed to Giant hypermart to get our BBQ stuffs there. It was quite fun but we were tired after swimming. I shan't elaborate much about the shopping trip because I for myself am not aware what I've bought. Besides, I have my own budget which I could spend

Then we went to dinner and since the restaurant is so close to Singapore, my phone got local reception and I got three missed call from numbers I don't really know except for one familiar one. So, the thing is, not all numbers were saved. Heh. So I called them back and one of it was from Pat, a senior girl whom I have never talk to and she was asking me about the prom (or so she thought) that will be going on on Saturday.

"I heard there's prom tomorrow. Is it still on and can you tell me the details because the NT students want to come."

Hmmm... This is so exciting, isn't it?

More people, more food, more drinks, scramming to get more of everything.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Annual Reunion 2007 Invitation

I've been missing in action and I know you people are wondering why the hell am I not updating even after 'O' Levels.
Anyway, the planning of the party has been good and shall I say, smooth because this year we do not have any performance to choreograph. Save the hassle. Ouh you people don't know how hard it is to keep people entertained and choreograph dance steps or something. This year is a BBQ party of course we eliminate our performances for good and will be planning to come out with something way exotic next year.

My dear friend Syaz is now back from Cambodia and sorry pal, I have to disturb you and refrain you from having your rest because I need to get my pictures done so I can send my pictures to my uncle in hoping that I can get extra money through this. And damn computer is down again. Previously, my computer was down because of the hardrive which was totally crashed and then when I got it back, it was down again because of the internet. Long story how it could break down again. This time it's my fault though. Pfft.

The BBQ party will be on 11 December 2007, Tuesday. I hope all of those invited could come. I've put in your names in a list and I would probably know who attend and who do not.

Some of the people that I've invited, apparently, I do not have their contact but I believe the message somehow reaches you. Short say, everyone is invited especially those who are close to me in school. The theme for the BBQ party is "Ebony and Ivory" and let me reassure you that ivory is not purple... Go and check out the dictionary. It's black and white.. It's up to you whether you want to wear formal or informal as long as it is black and white.

For those who don't know, this annual party thing has been going on for the past 3-4 years and this is 4th year of having this party. All these while, the party was planned mainly by two people (Fiz and I) but this year we are adding in one more people into the planning - Rudy. Remember my previous few entries when I told you that the first ever "party cum singing competition was attended by only one person and two judges and one stage helper? Well, that was us four years ago. So this year, we are going to continue doing it without the competition and all. Besides, my school doesn't have any prom or rather celebration with food and music except the boring Graduation Day! So this year, this party will be an event you should look forward to.

Biggest fears when planning this party? Hope it doesn't rain on that day because the terrace is not fully sheltered. Apart from that, we fear nobody will come and worse of all, having to chase away people away. What else? Another big fear that food wouldn't be enough. But should be sufficient.

So far, we've invited only 130 people but we've predicted that some wouldn't come because of personal reasons they might probably make up and maybe some due to real reasons. So that's why to us it's not a lot of people. Of course, in the three lists, some of the names were repeated anyway. To get confirmation and details, please text or call me. See you there!

Annual Party cum Mini Prom cum Meet Again party
11 December 2007, Tuesday
Entry fee: $2