Monday, March 27, 2006

lang tengah getaway

it was truly a great mini holiday. me n my crazy gal-frens, jo and lo (once these guys gimme consent, i'll put in their real names-hehe). a long awaited getaway for me. i was so damn depressed from failing my exams yet again. being stuck at work made it more difficult cuz i was still surrounded by people who have passed it, and others who were planning to sit for it soon. i tell people i'm okay but dammit! i have sat for it 3 f***-n times and still failed! of course i'm not okay! how much more stupid u think it makes me feel?

anyway, i'm better now. there's more to life than these exams.
so we went to lang tengah, ..for those of u not familiar with terengganu, or didnt ace malaysian geography in school.. it's a small island just off terengganu, between the more famous redang and perhentian islands. well actually, people living IN terengganu AND scored A's in geography themselves thought lang tengah is an island off langkawi! way off on the other side. so,ok.

what did we do? snorkeling of course. our swimsuits never get to dry the whole 3 days we were on the island. we let ourselves loose in the great ocean. um-well, my friend jo actually let loose all her stomach contents into the ocean too (upwards i mean, as in puke la), which drew more fish to us! cant blame jo, it was just past the monsoon season, so most times the waters a bit choppy, a great challenge for those of us with unstable vestibular systems. we actually swam with the sharks great whites, just black-tip ones, but was still kinda scary.there are supposed to be turtles around too, but we didnt get to see any.
i also get to take photos of the beautiful sunset, while my friends spent time "scrubbing" their skin with the white soft sands! it's a free facial/spa evryone!
nite-time was spent chatting over (many)cups of black coffee..with topics ranging from work n family,to gossips about other friends, the love-n-hate realationship(s) we have with the male species, school nostalgia, sex, movies, music, futsal, and back to the male species.
then it's off to the "tiki-bar" where we karaoke-d the rest of the nite away. i think the fact that the 3 of us were able to sing out evry friggin' song on the 80's-rock-kapak-karaoke cd gaveout our real age to people! hehe.
last, but definitely not the least, there were the "beach boys". tanned-lean-muscular. just like we like!hehe.

and before we know it, it was already time to go. back to mainland. back to reality. sigh.
but hey, we're going back of course. to swim with the sharks again. to make sure we see the turtles this time. and definitely .. the beach boys.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


ok. so i've now decided to blog here instead. used to do it at myspace but ppl have been complaining that it's difficult for them to log in there to read my blogs. anyway, seeing that this is gonna be a sorta honeymoon year for me, no exams nuthin, i'll try and blog more often.
it's already april 2006, but i'm starting a list of things to be done this year.

here are some of them, in random order:
1) buy new camera. my ol one's broken. my sis felt she's somewhat responsible for it, and i won't un-blame her-heheh-but i've had the camera for >2 yrs now, it had served me well, taken hundreds of photos with it, but there're a lotta new cameras in the market now, with better features for less the price (compared to 2 yrs ago), so i'm just glad for an xcuse to buy a new one.
2) buy new phone. this was supposed to be the plan for 2006, but i couldnt wait, and managed to come up with an excuse to buy one in december instead, just a week and a half before 2005 ended. heheh.
3) upgrade car. ok, by upgrade, i mean fixing the bad dent on the side of my kelisa, which has been there for 3 years now, and giving it a good wash, polish, or repainted, and maybe tint the windows, just enuff that other drivers cant see me talking or singing by myself in there, or picking my nose-i've seen this done by other oblivious drivers-and it REALLY looks disgusting ppl!. so far, i've managed to wash her once in january- my car i mean, not nose. i mean, i wash my nose evryday of course. i digress.
4) get a pet. this i've started. got 4 now actually-3 fish (Jac, Jack, Jaq) and a turtle (Azan). actually there were 3 turtles, but 2 (Brad n Angie) died from poor living conditions-i wil not blame myself for their deaths of course-
5) travel more. this is gonna be bit tricky, seeing i've used up ALL my leave days last year, what with the studying, my dad having to have a cardiac bypass done, my sis giving birth, and more studying...only to fail again and again..but that's a bummer of a story. save for next time. anyway, so i'm gonna have to plan my leave carefully this year.
just been to lang tengah recently, had superb time with 2 of most crazy girlfrens (will blog about that). locally, planning to go up north soon for a wedding, so mebbe stop somewhere on the way (any suggestions?)
plan to go bangkok again midyear, and then melbourne later this year. insyaAllah.
6) save up financially. again, no exams this year means more free time, less stress, and less money spent. the exams cost me thousands of precious ringgits last year. i should xplain why, but no need-lah. just take my word it did.
anyway, so far i've made 2 new financial investments. we'll see.
7) lose weight. o-boy. this is a toughie. it's been in my list for 3 yrs now. it's true you know. the older you get, the slower your metabolic rate. so far i'm only able to maintain my weight, but not lose any. of course i watch what i eat. i watch AND i eat. see, that's the problem. heheh. exercise routine is no routine at all for me..haha. o well.
8) watch more movies. um-no, scratch that. no problems there. i do that evry year anyway. it's a necessity.
8) read more.
9) draw more.
10) blog more.
11) less profanities. ok, those of you who've read my blogs in myspace probably know that this is sth i've included in my previous new year resolution list. for obvious reasons, it's still in for this year. it's be nice to have a list of just 10 items, but this being the 11 makes it a bit special..more like a moral value thingy. and it's not just the profanities, that's the least of my problems, believe me.. but i wont elaborate. this just represents a whole list of other personal things about me that i'd like to improve/change. so um, yeah, in general, i am trying to become a better human.

nuff for now.
i'll write in more (i.e. item 10)
welcome me!