Friday, September 26, 2008
Cinderella's on her bedroom floor
She's got a crush on the guy at the liquor store
Cause Mr. Charming don't come home anymore
And she forgets why she came here
Sleeping Beauty's in a foul mood
For shame she says
None for you dear prince, I'm tired today
I'd rather sleep my whole life away than have you keep me from dreaming
'cause I don't care for your fairytales
You're so worried about the maiden though you know
She's only waiting on the next best thing
Snow White is doing dishes again cause
What else can you do
With seven itty-bitty men?
Sends them to bed and calls up a friend
Says will you meet me at midnight?
The tall blonde lets out a cry of despair says
Would have cut it myself if I knew men could climb hair
I'll have to find another tower somewhere and keep away from the windows
Once upon a time in a faraway kingdom
Man made up a story said that I should believe him
Go and tell your white knight that he's handsome in hindsight
But I don't want the next best thing
So I sing and hold my head down and I break these walls round me
Can't take no more of your fairytale love
I don't care
I don't care
Worry bout the maiden though you know
She's only waiting spent the whole life being graded on the sanctity of patience and a dumb
But the story needs some mending and a better happy ending
Cause I don't want the next best thing
No no I don't want the next best thing
i like this song by sara bareilles.
mostly cuz it's a nice song but also cuz i'm a fan of modified fairytales or alternate life stories of comic book characters, esp the superheroes.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
happy birthday ma!
years ago when we were younger, the 3 of us--> me, my sis and my lil brother,listed the family's birthdates and realized that there was a pattern.
starting with the dates: sis was born on the 14th, bro on the 15th, ma on the 16th,and pa on the 17th.
then the months: pa was born in may, sis in june, ma in september, and bro in october.
then the years: pa in 1948, ma 2 yrs later in 1950, sis in 1978, then bro 2 yrs later in 1980. (nice ring to it too, ie. 48-78, 50-80).
so um..that left me as the odd one out.. being born on 1.1.1975.
so my adiks concluded that there's only one reason for that.... i must have been adopted! reasons being:
- as the kakak, i was there to witness and remember their births.. but they werent there to remember mine (!).
- my birthdate was probably just a made up one, since noone actually knew when exactly i was born, so the 1st of january was chosen by default, and so that it'll be easily remembered (!!).
- my name's totally different from theirs (both of them have the same first names, just different middle names) (!!!)
made a lot of sense at the time hah?!
but like i said..that was yeaaarss ago, when we were reeeaaallyy young (and had really creative imaginations)..and no, i'm not adopted (phew!). the minute we told ma about the theory, she dismissed us with her usual "ish, ish..cakap yg bukan-bukan". hee..
anyway, so later sis got married (her hubby's bdate is 28.4.76) and amirah was born on 8.11.05... and we couldnt find a pattern anymore. then aliff was born..on 30.3.07.. and altho there's still no obvious pattern to it, i was proud cuz it actually matched my car number (3037). yay!
(before you suggest it...no..i dont play the lottery ;))
Monday, September 08, 2008
Coffee may lower risk of uterus cancer: Japan studyAFP - Monday, September 1
TOKYO (AFP) - - Women who drink a lot of coffee may have less risk of developing cancer of the uterus, a Japanese study said Monday.
The study led by Japan's health ministry monitored some 54,000 women aged 40 to 69 over about 15 years, during which time 117 women developed cancer in the womb, according to the medical team.
The researchers at Japan's National Cancer Center divided the women into four groups by the amount of coffee they drank.
They found the group of women who drank more than three cups of coffee every day were more than 60 percent less likely to develop uterine cancer than those who had coffee fewer than two times a week, the study said.
"Coffee may have effects in lowering insulin levels, possibly curbing the risks of developing womb cancer," the study said.
The medical team also studied the effects of drinking green tea, but did not find any link to uterine cancer.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control, uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women.
yup, i usually take (ie need/crave) 3 or more cups of coffee per day. if i dont, i get a headache (withdrawal?). one of the reasons puasa month is a challenge for me.
i love rainy days. especially if i get to sleep in on rainy mornings.
btw, that rubber froggy is so cute, if only i could add it to my collection. got the photo off the us open official website.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
By Neil Schlecht
In a promotional bit before the start of the US Open, boxing promoter Don King staged a pugilistic-styled “Grapple in the Apple” weigh-in of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Perhaps those two mild-mannered players weren’t the best choice for the event.
Wednesday afternoon’s matchup of sixth-seeded Scot Andy Murray, 21, and the 19-year-old Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, who’s riding a 23-match win streak, comes against the backdrop of a supposed feud that has piqued interest in an already anticipated encounter.
Del Potro and Murray, 16 months apart, have known each other since junior days, but it was their May match in Rome earlier this year that has the two of them, and others privy to their playing history, talking.
In a testy match, Del Potro allegedly launched a ball at the feisty Murray’s head. At a changeover at 5-4 in the second set, the two engaged in sideline trash-talking that the umpire tried in vain to extinguish. The sit-down squabble began with Murray complaining about the attempted beaning, to which Del Potro retorted, somewhat elliptically: “You and your mother, the same always.”
That set Murray off, incensed that the Argentine would dare invoke his mum: “If you ever speak about my mum again!” The umpire pleaded with both players “to save it ‘til later.” “That is unacceptable!” cried Murray.
Del Potro sat stoically, staring straight ahead.
Murray was asked whether there was some unfinished business between the two in his press conference, after defeating Stanislas Wawrinka to advance to the match against the 6-foot-6 Del Potro.
“I haven't spoken to him since, so whether there is or not, for me it's another tennis match,” said Murray. “When you get on the court you've got to put your emotions aside and get the job done.
"I've known him since we were really young," continued Murray. "I wasn't great friends with him before. I don't need to be friends with him now."
Murray won that first and only bout in a TKO. After Murray split sets with the big Argentine, Del Potro was forced to retire with an injury.
Looking forward to today's showdown, Murray said, “Whether I like Del Potro or not really doesn't make any difference. When you get on the tennis court it's another match, and you've got to win.”
For the curious, there’s charming YouTube video evidence of the incident (complete with amusing Eurosport commentators advocating for a throwdown then and there):www.youtube.com/watch?v=muM-UQc_Tnk
Round 2 between these two combatants – technically the quarterfinals – is coming up Wednesday on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Be there!
that was from www.usopen.org
i thought it was interesting.. didnt follow the rome masters back in may (exam time-blech!), so didnt know about the feud that was going on between these two players (great young players too may i add). the tempers match their young blood i guess..hehe.
btw, i missed the match totally -even the delayed telecast! it's a 12 hr-difference between ny and msia!!:( heard the commentators saying it was the best match they've seen in the us open so far..grr..
anyway, murray won over del potro already, and will be meeting nadal in the semis.
meantime, caught the williams sisters playing against each other (for the umpteenth time!), and this time serena won, but what a great score (7-6, 7-6) !!
hopefully can catch fedex vs muller while sahur later, then delayed cast of roddick vs djokovic (who actually announced that he's gonna stop imitating other players now, and become -gasp!-more serious!!!oh no..;))
east's bday was actually yesterday, but mawa had to work, so we postponed the celebration by a day. after quickly breaking fast at home, we headed to zen.. erm.. yeah, instead of terawikh.. but um, it's considered for a good cause aint it? celebrating a friend? hee..
well anyway, so we went to zen, and mawa somehow managed to discreetly order the cake, and when the waitress came to the table to take our order, and seeing that east was looking at the cake section in the menu, i quickly said "oh, too bad the cake's all gone". and the cool waitress totally got it right away and played along when east asked again to confirm. she even said that all the cakes in the glass case have been reserved. mawa and me then quickly ordered our main meal before east could suggest changing venues. later when the cake made its appearance , she was indeed surprised! yay!
Monday, September 01, 2008
so thank God for the long weekend and that i got at least 3 of the 4 days off. and i think i've made the right decision to not do anything but to just simply come up to kl to be with my family, altho sis and her kiddos arent around, they've moved to sarawak :( but it's good to spend time shopping with ma and have a chat with my favourite brother (he is the only brother btw ;)), and watch the us open with all of them (yup, even ma is a tennis fan)... nuthin out of the usual at all, this is usually what i do when i come back home here and dont have plans with friends anyway. but this time, i feel like i really need this "stable" environment, even if it's just for 3 days, before i can go back and face the madness and pressure at work, the busy calls, and the coming exam (ugh!) in november...
let's not even go there..