Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Free myself...

Totally screwed up my economics paper today. The questions were tough; many indirect ones that leads to oblivion. Sir will be having a good laugh at all my answers and my English too. As I didn't have much time to finish 5 essays in an hour and 40 minutes, I had to scribble through, without considering the tenses or the right words to be used. And the graphs, I think I named some of them wrongly too. Ah not to forget the almost inaccurate definitions for certain terms in the economic context.

Ok, rewind... Business statistics exam was sort of okay to me. I expected harder questions such as those on Wilcosom test, sign test or those that requires the application of the correction factor. However, I'm grateful for the questions that I got since I knew the approaches to each question. Now, I'm just praying that all my calculations were correct.

I know many albums have been released lately. By this weekend, I shall write short comments on each albums that I've downloaded (oopz). Hm, the list includes Madonna's latest effort, Carrie's debut album and my favorite of all, Oral Fixation 2 by the one and only Shakira.

Man, I just can't wait to get over with English paper (tomorrow) and Accountings exam (Thursday). My cage will be broken by then, and I shall be released into the borderless blue sky.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

AMAs '05

Since I woke up pretty early today, I turned on the TV right away. Luck was siding me, as American Music Awards '05 just started minutes ago. Although I missed the starting, the show still delivered excitement and happiness. I gotta congratulate Shakira on winning Best Latin, Destiny's Child on scooping Best Album and Group for Soul-RnB category, Mariah Carey on stealing Best RnB Female, Green Day on winning Best Pop-Rock Album and finally Kelly Clarkson on grabbing the title for Best Adult Contemporary and Text-In Award. Oh, and Missy Elliott on scoring an award for Best Female Rap too. There were some spectacular performances this year - The All American Rejects, Lindsay Lohan, Ciara, Bow Wow, Omarion,etc. - but others just bored me down - Hilary Duff, Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow, etc.

After the show ended at 12, another boring Wednesday officially started with the normal routine. Online, eat, revision, music lesson, and the cycle continues. Maybe I should just watch another movie tonight since I downloaded loads of them.

Robots (****) - Yet another good animated movie to date. The idea is original, characters are weird but funny, and the pace of the story is just right. A heart-warming movie that will can easily appeal to kids and adults who are still youthful at heart. Best part of the movie is definitely the rendition of Britney's Hit Me Baby One More Time dance routine. I burst out in laughter during that scene. Besides, the movie ended on a high note; a musical closure.

Anyway, I found this picture in my file the other day. It has been what... roughly 3 months since I left Japan. I miss the relaxing, stress-free, nobody-knows-me-so-i-can-do-anything-i-want-without-boundaries sort of life there.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Early end to Foundation.

It's official. No more tutorials. No more lectures for the rest of the year. Good things will come to an end. Indeed, everyone had fun today; class was relaxing as we didn't do much of the tutorial questions. Instead, it was more like a prologue to the farewell party where everyone gets a little emotional and starts snapping pictures with friends whom they met through the pre-u programme.

After tutorial, fantastic 4 went back to Hel's house. Although to revise was the main objective of hanging out in her house, we eventually ended up playing more than studying. For example, after an hour of attempt to understand incomplete entries, we crushed Hel's room, browsing through all her things and photos. It was just joyful to see Hel when she was young. A remarkable picture would be her in a shirt full of hearts in pink, red, etc. Anyway, soon we found ourselves having lunch and playing with Hel's dog, Bubble. From there, Julia did a little dance routine to stir the atmosphere. Then, we resumed with the revision before taking more pictures of ourselves.

Since finals are coming, everyone's very much worried of the grades that they should score and the ways to achieve those goals. For English, most people around me seems to be aiming for at least a D, which is possible for them. So far, from a total of 80, I already have 58 in my hands. That's a great accomplishment to me I shall say since I got a D for English last semester. The point is, to score a distinction, another 12 marks is needed from my finals. I'll try my best. reading part isn't much of a problem, but writing... I'm just bad at that. Task 1 should be fine, but task 2, I somehow get stuck up with points, and my organisation of points is awfully bad at most of the time. Let's just hope that luck will be with me during the finals.

Since I had some time to spare today, I saw another movie:

Hitch (****1/2) - Call me outdated. I don't know why, but I'm obsessed with watching movies online since weeks ago. By the way, this movie is one of the most beautiful movies that I've seen this year Romantic enough, sensible, humorous, fantastic casts, eye-catching settings, and fabulous music. Watch this with your loved ones during any anniversaries or V. Watch this when you're outta love, it will cheer you up. Moreover, watch this if you're lonely and free for 2 hours at home.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Goblet goblet!

Finally I've watched Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. In my opinion, the movie was way better than the 3rd instalment. With great actions, a little suspense elements here and there, and some humor, I will rate the movie a stellar ****. Most actors have improved their acting skills; they have become friends with the camera. Unfortunately, newcomer Cho Chang sort of spoiled some scenes with her less impressive, and almost fake acts. Well, lets just hope that in her upcoming movies, she will improve herself on that.

Alright, here are some of the pictures that I took yesterday after I reached home safely. Having said that, my collection has expanded by 35 pictures added.

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Friday, November 18, 2005

Wilson and George's Birthday!

Tomorrow will be the last day of my 3rd semester for my foundation. It's as if that it was just yesterday when I had my orientation from my seniors on the first day of college. Anyway, a small celebration for 2 birthday boys, Mr. Wilson and George was held today during economics tutorial. Making full use of the time left, we took some pictures for remembrance.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire starts screening today. I bet Potter fans are very excited about it. Although I don't consider myself a PF, I can hardly wait to watch it too as 2 of my friends claim that the movie is awesome. :)

Alright, that's all for today. Couldn't post any longer because there is an important presentation tomorrow that I have to prepare for.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Rewind to Rintisan!

Apart from the stress that I got from UPSR examination, standard 6 was one of the best schooling levels in my life. I got to meet some great teachers. For instance, Cik Samsiah, Pn. Rosinah and Pn. Dina. I might have been forgotten by them, but I think I will remember them for the rest of my life. Anyway, why am I suddenly having a flashback? Well, I was flipping through a magazine called Rintisan, the official school magazine for my batch only at that time. It contains biodatas, poems, selected essays, etc. It's funny how people have walked and chose the diverting paths in their lives.

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Yeap, that's me. The resemblance is still there. Anyway, things had changed. I don't understand the reason I wanted to become a doctor at that time, but for sure I'm not going to live that dream now. As for the hobbies, I still favor internet surfing (friendstering), listening to music but not reading books or comics. Address remains the same, but nickname has changed to Kevin and not Kealvin as seen in one of the email addresses. Besides, both the email ads provided are dead ads; I don't use them anymore. Somehow I don't understand the initials for the 2nd one... P.S. icq is soooooo outdated today! Had switched to MSN!

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Julia Lee. She changed so much! Hobi: Mengumpul setem? Lolz... that seems to be a popular hobby among kids during our generation. I remember collecting stamps too. My dad was very supportive as he sponsored the capital to obtain some of the first day covers and limited stamps. Haha and her ambition was to become a scientist... Things had definitely changed and now she's enrolled in a Business Foundation. And heck, she still uses that email address!

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Not much of a difference, Kelly looks the same to me. Still as cute as before. In my opinion, I think her hobbies remain unchanged. But, a new hobby that she has picked up will most probably be shopping I guess. And look, even since young she dreamt to be a businesswoman already. So all these years she has been walking on the right routes!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Boring Saturday?

My mood has been unstable lately. Sometimes anger could just take over me, but of course it will be trapped within myself so nobody would notice. I blame it on the bad weather, sunny in the morning, rain in the afternoon, fine in the late afternoon, heavy rain in the evening, etc. At the same time, I put the blame on some personal matters too which I'm not going to mention. >< color="#ffc1c1">"And so what? My mama likes you... " Then, 1 more presentation to go which falls on Friday. And guess what, we haven't start on anything yet, not even a single slide. Lolz...

Occasionally, I do question myself about my life. "I don't think you're ready for this, I don't think you're ready for this..." Do people see me from the outside or form the inside? What if I had remained like the same person from last year, physically and mentally? What if I disappoint my parents in some ways and I'm driven away from home? What if my friends are gone and I'm left all alone. What if... the list goes on, and the end to it is very long way. Alright, I'm fine now.

"Say my name, say my name, if no one is around you, say baby I love you..."

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Surprises.. with Quotations...


Surprise #1 - James and Julia wore the same shirt today. Looks like they shared the same thought in the morning when they were choosing which shirt to be worn to college today. I bet both of them cherished the moments that will be remembered by them for the rest of their lives. It was funny to look at the expression on Julia's face when he stepped into the car today. Priceless I would say. All eyes were on them in college. Well, they managed the pressure very well, which is bravo for both of them. *Thumbs up*

Surprise #2 - It has been a doubt since days ago, but now the doubts are gone as I'm going to be an uncle next year. Damn, does that indicate that I'm aging already? Anyway congratulations to my sister and my brother-in-law. I feel so happy for them. They had been planning for this since months ago, and now their dream has finally came alive. It is a blessing that all of us are grateful for. I could sense the luck flying here and there in my house. Hopefully it will help my family from other aspects too.


"The graph must be low"

"She should wear white"
"I don't want to see"
"Out of my face"

"Actually he's not bad"

"Charcoal & milk"

Explanations will not be given. Only Julia will know what those quotations actually mean. Well, you can guess the meanings if you want to.

Monday, November 7, 2005

Corpsy Karin! Haha...

Alright, most probably Corpse Bride would be the last movie that I'm going to review on for the time being. Holidays have ended and the dreadul days will officially resume by tomorrow.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (***) - It's a pity that the corpse didn't end up marrying him. Was his name Victor? Can't really remember. Anyway, in my opinion, compared to Chicken Little, this movie seems to be a little bit shadowed. It wouldn't be fair to compare both the movies, since they fall into separated genres. But as an animated movie, the graphics are unique, not much colors (which is rather dull), and a bit old fashioned. The eyes are extremely big, and some characters are weirdly built up. Just an hour and 15 minutes, this movie might not appeal to everyone. I personally hated the dance routine.

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Dead Maid Shoes?

Alright saw another 3 movies today.

1) Dead & Breakfast (*1/2) - Although a bad movie to me, it is proclaimed as the best independent horror movie for year 2004 by Ryue Morgue Magazine. 2004?! At first I thought that this movie was shot in the late 80s or early 90s due to its setting and quality. A bloody film, stupid storyline, and lousy irony elements.

2) The Maid (**1/2) - This movie is pretty scary. The storyline is there, but the concept is almost the same like many of the horror movies in the market. The incident took place during the seventh month of Chinese Calendar, a.k.a. Hungry Ghost Month. A maid was murdered in that same place a year or 2 ago, and the new employed maid was to solve the mystery resolving her death.

3) The Red Shoes (***1/2) - Another Korean horror flick. Frankly, this movie is great. Nicely shot, there are a few scenes that will scare the nerves out of someone who has a timid heart. The script is good, the actors brought the the movie well. The girl in the movie reminded of Dakota Fanning, but less annoying as she doesn't scream all the time recklessly.

Saturday, November 5, 2005

7 movie reviews!

Alright. I'm just gonna review on the movies that I watched during the holidayz so far.

1) Chicken Little (*****) - Best movie of the year yet. It's awesome, humorous, entertaining, and the length of the movie is just right. An hour an 15 minutes, its worth the time and money to go to the cinema just to watch this 'kiddy' movie. By the way, Helena's really fat in that movie. And she loves to sing... "I will survive!". Caryn appeared for a fews seconds only... and Julia, she's really funny... I can see some resemblance between her and Abby from that movie.

2) Creep (***) - Hm... the idea of this movie is rather fresh and unique, but there are some parts of the movie that needs further elaboration. Pretty bloody, this movie will gore out its audience. Watch this if you liked Saw or Elfen Lied. The concept is very similar.

3) Doom (* 1/2) - One of the lousiest movies that I've seen this year. Although it was entertaining at first, the twist of the movie didn't really add to the excitement. In contrast, it left me cold and bored. Superhumen, alien, etc. It's like the z grade of x-men meets predators. And I find The Rock weird as an actor.

4) Initial D (**1/2) - Just like the comic, adaptation of it to the movie will satisfy most of its established fans. But me, well the movie isn't bad afterall, but I'm doubtful about how good Jay Chou's acting is. As far as I'm concern, if this is his first movie... I think he did fairly good. But if it's not, then he ought to have some special classes.

5) Pontianak (**1/2) - Okay, I saw this on TV3 yesterday. Most people will definitely think that it's a lousy movie, but the truth is, it's moderately good for a Malay movie. The storyline is there, although a bit confusing. The actions were rather fake, making me laugh. Some scenes were funny too. Yea, the ending sucks because it wasn't an ending. Part 2 will be out in the cinema soon which the Norman will look for his descendant I think.

6) One Missed Call (***) - Another average horror flick that left me terrified at times. This movie reminds me of another Korean horror movie that was about phone calls too. I think those who are into Jap/Kor scary movies would enjoy watching this.

7) Freaky Friday (****) - No matter how many times I rewatch this movie, I still love it. Its a movie that everyone should watch with their family occasionally. Lindsay was still so young and small in that movie, which is great.

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Halloween's Day Out!

In Pan Bakery in da mornin...

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In class after English ended. It was Myan's birthday!

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In da car, fooling around.

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In TGV for a movie called April Snow. (a bad choice)

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In Ichiban Ramen for late lunch.

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