Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hello, 2014!

So, here we are. At the end of 2013.

How's your 2013? For me, it's a total roller-coaster. I was in deep situation early this year and things got a little bit better only in June onwards.

Then starting September, so many stuffs happened. I could barely keep up with people around me.

All summed up in one word, studio. Okay 2 words. Design Studio.

This semester is kinda tough, plus I had to adjust my schedule with ArQuinces and XaVIans as I'm taking subjects with both batches. Yep, it's real crazy sometimes.

It's been about 3 years I spent in this campus and things progress rather slowly. But what's the rush, right? Better late than never.

So how about 2014? I don't know about you guys but I'm expecting a lot of things and most of them involving hard work.

But things that is going to be the highlight of next year would be one, Design Studio 2 and 3. Two, I need to finish up my driving lessons. Three, oversea trip with a friend.

There are other things I want to accomplish in 2014. Both academically and personally.

... and I guess there will be new things that I will be talking about more often here in this blog in the near future.

New Year Resolution? Hmm... I decided to go with last year's. Cause so far I only accomplished some of them while there are other things I haven't even started yet. I promise myself to work harder for one thing.

Anyway, I just hope things will go nice and smooth for next year and hopefully, I can finally start looking for that one thing that can help me surviving in this uni life.


Sorry for this quick lazy post as I just finished my exam. :D 

See you guys next post. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Of Little Taiwan and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Hey, people! How's your weekend so far? I have so many things to do right now and decided to do this post while resting my mind off design project for a  bit. 

Today I'm going to post about a night out with a friend last week at my newly favourite hotspot, KL Festival Mall. We went out on Saturday and it's been a while (like more than a year) for me to go out with a friend that has a car. 

We arrived around 4-ish and first thing first, we went to MBO counter to get our movie tickets cause it's Saturday and I bet lots of people wanna see the particular movie that we wanted to watch. 

Since we've been talking a lot about beauty products the day before, we hit TheFaceShop to see what's the on-going promotion. We spent like over an hour in there as she tried and tested the products as she's still new to Korean beauty skincare and makeups (oh, she's huge on Japanese skincare and Western makeups by the way). Next, we went to Etude House and since it's weekend, they're having Buy 1 Free 1 promotion but I didn't get anything cause I pretty much stocked up everything during the previous sale. My usual BA was there that day so she helped my friend by suggesting few products that can help her in improving her skin condition. 

It was around 7 p.m. so we decided to get some food before going into the cinema as the movie will start at 8 and should finish around 10 p.m.. While looking for the right place to have dinner, I spotted Uncle Bob Fried Chicken, and if you guys haven't tried it, it's a mini kiosk selling boneless fried chicken (with no skin!) wrapped in bread crumbs and I love it so much! You can ask for extra spicy flavour if you want. 

After going around and around the third level, we decided to eat at Little Taiwan, a Halal restaurant serving Chinese food. Well, if you guys know me, I love Chinese food (and of course Japanese food but I grew up with Chinese food mostly). 


Funny how in the beginning I want to have something heavy (cause I was starving LOL) but ended up eating a very humble meal in that restaurant. A rice with black pepper gravy on top, vegetables, meatball soup and tofu. Noticed my red eyes? Thanks to the super spicy Uncle Bob Fried Chicken. Damn, it's hot! But I love it!


My friend Ainul with her spicy ramen. Nah, to me it's not really that spicy. hehe But yeah. it's a huge bowl even for me. LOL

So, yes. This place has made it to my list of Halal Chinese Retaurant in KL. Affordable prices and quick order. Will definitely come again to try other meals. 

Next, we hit the MBO to watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Please note that I haven't watch the first movie. I know. It's like Transformer all over again. I watch the second installment without watching the first one. Relax. It's not a crime. :)


THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. (c) Lionsgate

So we watched the movie 2 days after it's being released in Malaysia. As we expected, the hall was full but we managed to get good seats. 

Overall, I do love the movie. It's full of actions, and at the appearance of Liam Hemsworth (as Gale) I could hear some girls were sighing in awe. Hmm, I love the big bro more. :D 

I just got Cleo Malaysia and Jennifer Lawrence is the cover girl for December issue. Damn, she looks amazing! Even throughout the movie she's so awesome. Especially for the wedding dress AND its transformation! 

Also in the movie there's a scene where Katniss' and Peeta's costumes were on fire! Since I haven't watch the first movie, I literally dropped my jaw while watching the scene. I know it's CGI but it's still breathtaking!


Looking at Josh Hutcherson, boy is he getting hotter and dasher? I remember him in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire Assistant back in 2009. So cute! hehe 

But one thing that I can't shook off about the movie, is Stanley Tucci's character. I watched so many movies he's in and I just love how he bring out the character in this one. Totally remind me of his character in Burlesque. 



Also, Elizabeth Banks extreme outfits throughout the movie. I was struck in awe each and every time she showed up. Ah, it's like watching Alice in Wonderland all over again! Love the costume design! 


Oh, checked out these hi-res posters of the cast that I found from Google!

  

  

 
  

Honestly, I kinda predict the whole movie when the couple were on the bullet train, seeing those rebellion hint. hehe But still, I was amazed at the end of it. 

Am I looking forward for the next installments? Definitely. The next sequels will be in 2014 and 2015. 

So eco-friendly if you bring your own tumbler to movie! :D
Plus, it's Thor! xD
Okay, I guess that's it. Hope you enjoy your weekend and see you guys next post! 

Au revoir! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Of Driving Lessons and Insidious: Chapter 2

After I'm done with the first 6 hours long driving lesson, I asked my driving instructor to drop me at the nearest bus stop so I could go to KL Festival Mall. One, to check out TheFaceShop anniversary sale and two, to watch a movie in a cinema I never been to which is MBO. 

When I arrived at the ticket counter, there's only one movie I want to see. 
Yes, it's the "Insidious: Chapter 2". 



I watched the first movie back in 2010 I think and whenever I recalled that movie, I get chills on my neck. It is that scary.

So when I watched this sequel today, it’s inevitable to have certain expectations and whatnot. Is it gonna be scarier, what kind of ghost this time around?

Basically, “Insidious: Chapter 2” picks up where the story ended, but to me the sequel has enough humours and scary scenes, and of course its own story to stand alone. If you haven’t watch the first movie, it’s okay. You won’t be clueless.

At the beginning of this movie, Patrick Wilson (as Josh Lambert) and Rose Byrne (as Renai Lambert) return as parents of three kids, who decided to move into a new home which is Josh’s mother’s, Lorraine Lambert (Barbara Hershey) house, after worrying and fearing their own house was haunted.

Dalton Lambert (Ty Simpkins), the eldest child who has recovered from a mysterious coma, but apparently he’s still haunted by nightmares. Not only that he sees dead people, those ghost want something from him.
In this movie, it has been revealed what Josh had gone through in his younger years as a haunted child. 

Watching this part makes me recalled what I saw in “Inception”. I think this is first time for me to ever experience a supernatural time travel in a movie. Last time I saw this kinda thing is when Dean learned about how his parents met hence the Yellow-Eyed Demon complications, in Supernatural.

The ghost hunter, Carl (Steve Coulter) who collaborated with the ghost specialist Elise (Lin Shaye) that helped Josh back in his younger days, came to see Lorraine and hence the most disturbing (to me) series of events happened in the old mansion has begun. Why? Because one of the scenes in horror movies that I find really scary is when dark hallways are being explored with merely flashlight.

By the end of the movie, I came to understand the first movie more. I think it’s a nice feeling when the family is back together for real this time, with no crazy ghost around. But, like the first movie, “Insidious: Chapter 2” leaves us the viewers an open possibility. Whether is there are bigger story or will Elise, Specs and Tucker discovered another crazy ghost? We’ll see that in Chapter 3.

Rate: 3.5/5

*******
Some merchandise I got for free! Excited to see Chris Hemsworth, yet? 


Signing out!



Monday, September 09, 2013

A New Academic Year Has Begun

First of all, 


When I think about it, it's been over 2 years since I'm in this architecture field. Though I still haven't advance to second year due to 2 subjects, I think I'm starting to settle myself in this field. 

What's the difference between then and now? One of the things would be I am not so clueless when I talked to my parents about building constructions. At least I get like 30% compared to before. 

I started to sketch in my free times as well. It just happened. I hope I can really stick with this new thing cause heck, I'm gonna need it like for the rest of my life. 

So what are my expectations this semester? I just hope I can pass with at least B in my Architectural Design this semester. If not, well. I don't know if I can survive another blow of extending another semester. 

Though it's normal to extend few semesters in our department, I just want to get over this phase of my life so badly. 

Sure, learning in this great (really?) institution is awesome but now I really have to move on with different kind of life. Seeing my friends and one year juniors graduating this semester makes me depressed. 

I know that I don't have to feel that way because everyone has their own pace going through university lives but damn it I just can't lie to myself that I'm not even slightly envy with them. 

But of course, those are the lame voices in my head. 

Cause in reality, I am cool with everything I have right now. Though I'm gonna spend half of the rest of my life in here with the new batch, with the possibility of doing heritage studies with them, while other half with ArQuinces, I think I'm gonna be okay. 

Let's all pray that we all can go through this semester safely. 

Live. Learn.Work.Play.Pray

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Movie Marathon!

It was Eid and basically me and my lil' bro had nothing much to do so we decided to do a movie marathon. Plus we're both are leaving for university/college so...

The marathon spanned for the whole month where we watched movie every weekend. Well, sometimes twice a week. It's crazy, I know. But we got to use our students card, or we went on movie day, so say no to regular ticket price!

We started with The Wolverine: Inmortal


This movie... for me is an exceptional. Cause the setting was in Japan. There. Period. I love Japan so only that, I think the movie is cool. Fukushima Rila is awesome and of course Hugh Jackman. What more can I say about Hugh Jackman. Love it after he was all cleaned-up and attended the funeral. Well, fake funeral. The plot was interesting and overall we really loved this movie. I think we went twice. I think. Haha :D

Next was R.I.P.D.,


I'm not really a big fan of Ryan Reynolds except in The Proposal) so we went to this one merely for fun. It was hilarious and we did enjoyed this movie.

During the second week, we went to see Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.


When I saw Logan Lerman, I really did think whether they had changed the cast. I thought he was a different actor. Huh. I guess teenage actor do changed within a year. duh I love Alexandra Daddario so much! The background music was okay. The scene where Fall Out Boy's song "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark" still stuck in my head until right now. Overall, it was fine. Well, we decided not to read the novels and watch the whole franchise first. So, yeah.

Next, we watched Elysium.


The movie was great. Love the plot. It was quite predictable for me but it does have those moments when I was anticipating of what's he's gonna do or decide. Jodie Foster was great as well. It's been a long time since I last watched her movie. I was talking about 2002'2 Panic Room. I know. As for the main actor, which is the ever awesome Matt Damon, well, I didn't really like the fighting scenes in here. But the acting part is great. So yeah, 7/10.

Third week, we went to see Frozen Ground, starring Nicholas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens.


At first, I didn't know this was based on a true story. When the pre-credit photos were shown, I was really grossed out and couldn't take it anymore. I was gonna throw up. Thank God I didn't! The actors were both great and as for the Stripper Vanessa... Nah. I'll give her a pass, though. Overall, 7/10.

Next, and the grand finale of the marathon, is Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.



Okay, I had to watch this movie twice. I watch the first one alone cause I was waiting for papa to finish up his business meetings so I had 4 hours to kill. Hung out at Starbucks was boring so I guess a movie will do. Second one, well of course. With my bro. To me the movie is great... wait for it... but the dialogues were sdooooo cheesy! The plot, the runes, all are amazing cause they're all new things to me. But the script? Hell, no! When I called my best friend and asked about it, she said the same thing. I don't know if I could go through the books or not. But other than that, it was okay. So, I guess I'm looking forward to watch the sequel, City of Ashes. Is it? I think so. Oh, one more thing, since we watched this movie  today, before the movie start, we had a little movie ( I don't really know what to call it actually), showing the sacrifices of our army that lost in the battle, in the recent even in Lahad Datu, and when it's ended we had to get up and sing our national anthem Negaraku. To be honest, after the little movie, I cried. Nonstop, until like 15 minutes into the movie. T_T

So that's it. Our August movie marathon. One of the things me and my lil' bro like is watching movie so yes, we did spent a lot of quality times together. I'm in the middle of letting-go-my-baby-brother thing so this is one of the things I do trying to hold on to whatever what's left. T_T

I don't know if I could do this again next month cause movie tix in KL is crazy expensive so I guess not.

So until next post, see you guys!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Another Year Has Passed

This year it's seems almost I didn't care for this day. Except for wishes from friends and family, I got nothing else. Heck, even my best friend didn't call to say Happy Birthday. 

Anyway, we just went out and have a slice of cake (well, 3 slices, I was pissed) at Secret Recipe and headed out to Pizza and I got myself chicken steak. With a baby boy was crying (and driving me crazy) on the next table. 

So yeah. On the way back. I deliberately fall asleep. Didn't have much to say. 


Good night everybody. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Korean Horror Movie Marathon

I guess there are many people out there who are into Korean movies like moi.

Well, that's a boring statement.

Let's go again.

I guess there are many people out there who can't let a weekend go by without enjoying South Korean entertainment such as movies like moi.

Another boring statement. Haha :D

Anyways, since this is the first week of my so-called summer vacation, I'm calling for a Korean horror movie marathon. Yay! I don't know why I was damn excited. Oh, by the way I just finished final exam last week.

So, let's continue with the top-of-the-list movies, shall we?

First, the most famous Whispering Corridors series.

Whispering Corridors (1998)


Basically, all the five movies are set in typical Korean high school. This first installment tells about the harsh Korean education system. Of course, there's friendship, being the main theme for all five movies. Since this was filmed back in 90s, even the slang is quite different. 

Whispering Corridors: Memento Mori (1999)



This one is a bit... Well, there's one issue being featured in this movie that was depicted for the first time in Korean movies. Wanna know? Check out the movie. With your mind being opened. 


Whispering Corridors: Wishing Stairs (2003)



Song Ji Hyo and Se7en's girl, Park Han Byul. Friendship, betrayal, and ballet. Oh, I checked out that Park Han Byul went through crazy training for her role in the movie. Kinda like in Black Swan. But of course, Black Swan is way awesome. 

Whispering Corridors: Voice (2005)


This one set in a music school. Among the five movies, this one is my fave. There's personality disorder, and student-teacher relationship. Like in Memento Mori. 
  
Whispering Corridors: A Blood Pledge (2009)



As for this one, it was filmed in a convent high school. All girls. I think this one has the most interesting plot. When arrived to some point of the movie, I was like, what??? Why??

Okay. So that's one part of my top Korean horror movies. I'll continue in part 2, for romantic movies. 
See you!

Thursday, March 07, 2013

It's Really Been a While

SpeechlessSpeechless by Hannah Harrington
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I laughed. Stunned. Amazed. Shocked. Surprised. Humoured.

There even some part when I read it, it just takes me back all the way to high school. And some freshman year in college.

Overall, I love it. Looking forward to Harrington's next project.

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 Yeah. I haven't finished reading a single book in more than 6 months! The reason would be none other than being busy with studio and stuffs.

I gotta admit. I really enjoyed reading this one. Though it falls on high school romance genre but I still enjoy it anyway. Not in the mood to read heavy materials anyway. But I'm not in the mood to read manga too. Oh, I just got myself the final instalment of Maid Maiden by Kaoru. I know. I know. I'm over 20 and I still read these things. Can't help it! I'm a big fan of Kaoru-sama since high school!

Still, I don't really know how to write a book review (Lie. Of course I know how to. I did some before. Again, just not in the mood too. Haha. Please bear with me.) but overall the book really takes me back to high school. I wonder if I didn't go down to the same resolution as Chelsea when the incident back in high school happened. I'm pretty sure things would turn out differently. If I could just talk things out with that guy, things won't be dragged for over 7 years. Well, I'm glad that chapter has ended.

Back to the book, there's this one part, if I may, 

"As far as silences go, it is pretty comfortable...it's the kind of quiet shared between two people who don't feel the desperate to fill every second with the sound of their own voices."  

Someone once told me that when you are able to be with another person in a same room without having need to talk to each other not because you don't want to or you don't feel like you have to entertain that person with any sort of things, that you're okay or more than fine just to sit and not talking, it means that you have reached a level that you're comfortable with that person.

Personally, I only have like 1 person like that in my life. Apart of my family members. For that matter, it also means that I trust that person enough. Enough to tell just about anything. Some people may be able to reach a point that they're finally comfortable with another person easily, but for me it's nothing like that. Though with some people that I met for the first time I knew right away we're gonna be close friends, those are exceptional. But most of the time, it took me a while to get used to people. Yeah. Yeah. I am easy going and literally intentionally talk to strangers at Starbucks especially at the airports, but my point is it's not easy for me to reach that level of comfortable with just anyone and I believe most people like that, am I right?

“You can be surrounded by people and still be lonely. You can be the most popular person in school, envied by every girl and wanted by every boy, and still feel completely worthless. The world can be laid at your feet and you can still not know what you want from it.”

Though in my case, it's a bit different but I still can relate to that kind of situation. We often hear  "you can't have it all," but when it's really happening and we can actually have it all, questions like "do we really want to have it all?" pops in and then you just don't know what to do. 

Anyway, as time passes by, whether we want it or not, it's already the end of 5th week. One more week and it's gonna be mid term week. So, guys! Take good care of yourselves and let's study well for the tests.

I'll see you guys next entry.



Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Quest for Mum's Anniversary Present

Me and the Gang went to KL today to get some stuffs from Low Yatt Plaza and planned to have a feast at Nando's after that. But I'll post about the latter on part 2 of this post.

Anyway, I thought this quest was supposed to be easy. But I was wrong.

It all started when me and mum saw the main Protagonist, Goo Jaehee was using a nice (and hard to find) beautiful original Samsung Galaxy SIII Light Blue case for her smartphone in the To The Beautiful You drama. Simply put, it's this.


Scenes from the drama... 


One of the scene...


Another one...


At Cha Eungyeol's house. 


This one is funny. Who calls her roommate who apparently is just lying at the bottom bunk?

Mum never had interest on the gadget world or its accessories so I never thought that this day would come that she even expressed her desire upon something so trivial.

... because of that, I'm more than happy to buy this for her.

Hence, the trip to Low Yatt Plaza.

Me, Mimi, and Syira went to literally more than 10 shops just to find it. There are non-originals ranges from RM30 to RM 45 but none of them has this colour.

My hopes went down and down after the 9th shop. Along the way, we even discovered the similar thing only it's meant for Samsung S Mini. Mimi, who's known for her love towards Hello Kitty even discovered the Samsung Galaxy Y Hello Kitty Edition.

I even managed to google the Samsung Official site and found that this thing is the most popular accessory and that makes me think that it might be impossible to get it for mum.



But I still went to another few shops. I recalled what Kang Taejoon said in the drama.

"기적. 그것은 노력의 다른 이름입니다." 

I know. This whole thing sounds so dramatic. Just bear with me for a sec. haha

.... I was on the verge of giving up until while were standing in the middle of Level 3, I noticed the shop that I once bought a stylus for my iPad 2 from.

... and there it is. The last piece of Samsung Galaxy SIII Flip Cover Model EFC-1G6FLEC Light Blue, originally made from Korea.

I know. I know. Sounds a bit exaggerating. Cause this whole so-called quest is exaggerating on its own. 

I even compared it to the new Samsung Galaxy S Mini version just to make sure it's the real thing. Not wasting another second, I bought it! Oh, what a relief, finally!

So, tada!



Then I thought... Should I get another one for Dad? Well, what I know for sure that Dad doesn't dig this kind of colour. I think I'll just get a white or black one later on cause that seems to be easy to find. I'll ask him later.

Then, I went to buy a new case for my iPad 2 as the one I'm using is deteriorating. Since I couldn't find the one style I wanted, and the only brand that's seems nice but I'm sick of it already is Capdase. So I just go with black... and pink. Though I know someone will be surprised as she has this unconditional love towards pink.

You know who you are. 

Alright. I'll post the part 2 tomorrow.

Adious.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Am Who I Am

When I was 16, I literally just go with what's been decided for me. I went for Biology.

When I was 18, it's natural for me to pursue Biological Science as I did better in Biology compared to Physics. So I changed from Engineering Department to Biological Science Department.

But at the end of my first year, I was considering to change into Law as I found Biological Science isn't interesting as I thought it would be. But then, I just followed my lecturers advice to finish what I had started. 

 Throughout these years, I had an AED roommate. 

When I was 20, I went on with pursuing Biomedical Science as I already half-heartedly did Foundation in Biological Science.

 … Then I found something and without realizing it, I have a change in my heart. 

.... and at that moment I think I fell in love with it. But because of that, I received an ultimatum from my parents so I just went on until I reached my second year... 

Then when I was 23, reality hit me.

Things happened for reasons. Blah. Blah. Blah. 

Today, when I think of it. True, it's been a long road and sometimes, I feel like just want to quit as it's undeniable that I'm tired of this life. As I've been stuck with this phase while other people have already moved on with their lives.

 Feels like I have lived 100 years.

After what happened during the previous semester, people asked me questions like…  

"… are you sure you want to continue?" or

 "… do you have second thought about this whole architecture thing?" even 

"… you didn't planning on changing course, right?" 

Surprisingly, even to myself. The answer to all these questions and the like, no. 

I won't give up. I know I have chose a difficult path to walk on but no. 
I won't give it up. …. and most importantly, I don't give a damn about you bloodsuckers, losers saying awful things about me. 

Cause I am who I am. I have my own pace. 

You won't understand what I have gone through in order to stand here today.

Well, some of you did understand. 

But to you people, who're with shallow perceptions on me, just get away. 

Find something else to talk about. 

Cause you know what? I don't give a damn to people who don't give a damn about me.


End of statement. 

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Just Wanna Get Away

Since the upcoming weekend is going to be holiday, some of my friends decided either to go back or planned to go somewhere, before getting caught in the hectic life of architecture students week after this.

Hence, me, Mimi and Syamil went to Aeon Wangsa Maju to go for a little shopping and most definitely we all want to get something to nice to eat. First week but I'm bored with campus cafe already!

The moment we arrived, we're all hungry so... Kenny Rogers it is!

While waiting for our food... We did some 3-seconds-poses =D

One!

Two!

Three! LOL love this one! :B
 After waiting for like 10 minutes... Tada!


Mine is a Quarter Black Pepper Chicken, with mashed potato and Supreme Salad on the side. 
Love the salad!

 
Chocolate Muffin for Syamil, Banana for Mimi and mine is Mocha flavoured. One of the reason why I love Kenny Roger's! Homemade muffin!
Then, went around the upper level to get some stuffs from Guardian - these things never enough! and then we went to Lovely Lace.


I love lavender! The Reed diffuser is definitely the right choice to buy especially since I'm living in 'no-candles' zone - our beloved mahallah. The Fragrance sachet can be placed in our wardrobe or any closed space. Totally give you a refreshed every time you open your closet!

I was thinking to go to my big bro's place tomorrow to see my beloved nephew, Adam. So, until then, I'll see you guys on next post!

Ciao!