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15Malaysia Video Awards! (Unofficial)

A pear? Bite me.
Gosh, I'm so left behind with the times. Independence Day and Malaysia Day breezed past and I never noticed what the hoo-ha about 15Malaysia was all about. I thought it was merely directors showcasing trailers for Malaysian movies or something. If I wasn't shown three 15Malaysia video clips at church camp (Potong Saga, Slovak Sling & The Son), I may never have stumbled on this 15Malaysia thing. (I know, I know, where's my patriotism or ability to keep up with the times?) Anyway, I don't claim any right to judge these videos, I'm just your average Malaysian viewer and these are just my thoughts...


THE GOOD

Most thought-provoking video!
Chocolate - The really short one with Howard Hon Kahoe (cute!) and Sharifah Amani... This one made me think long and hard, plus gets extra points for being a Yasmin Ahmad video. &hearts

The most heart-wrenching video...
House - The one where a little Indian kid shows us his dream house and why... Yasmin Ahmad also m…

Queen Sophie-Anne Leclerq [True Blood]

Oh I'm just lovin' this.

And I want to see more of Evan Rachel Wood in True Blood! As her character, vampire queen of Louisiana, she's elegant, foul-mouthed and sinfully in character in the last 2 episodes of True Blood Season 2! This season has been really, wow! A lot of it has been pretty hard to take in (especially the partially-nudie scenes). I'm not watching it on HBO so it's uncut and *phew*. NSFW. R. 18SX. But I ploughed on because the mysticism and supernatural stuff draw me in. And I do love that southern twang! But I hate it when they go OTT and completely batshit crazy. (My language becomes very colourful after watching something. Easily influenced.)

I loved Carnivale [HBO TV series]! And Taken (but that's science-fiction)... Anyway HBO TV series rocks! Except Deadwood, The Sopranos and Entourage (I can't get into any of those. *runs away from die-hard fans* )Six Feet Under was okay though. But my mum didn't understand my morbidity so tried to…

September Quickie

I finally watched the Ugly Truth! Yes, yes and yes! I went on a chick flick marathon this afternoon and also watched The Wedding Date (Seems familiar but I watched it anyway. Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney, mmMMmm...) and While You Were Sleeping (Made endearing by the presence of Sandra Bullock. Bill Pullman? Yech.) Ah, the things lonely gals do on a Friday night.

Resolve: Must start Japanese homework tomorrow! It's long overdue... :-(

Less boring days

Inter-campus Gathering 2009 at Johor

Go, Dark Blue, go!!!
I just came back yesterday at 1 am and I had a fever and a cold when I came back (froze my ass off in the bus). But I enjoyed myself thoroughly at the ICG '09 for Catholic students studying in the peninsular! Woot~ I got to meet old and new friends. *sigh* Being my usual unsociable self, meeting old friends is always weird because we haven't seen each other for so long that it's awkward. (Spotted! Old SFC schoolmates: Brenda Chong, Jacqueline J. & Sandy!)

UMT-INSTEP peeps... :)
Anyway, we had group workshops (I was in the Dark Blue group), Project Runway, Fellowship Night and the usual praise and worship (Kudos to the awesome home-grown Christian band Prodigal Apostles!!! They really know how to rock the stage!!) The speakers were really interesting too, as diverse as they were - an NGO, a TV producer from MediaCorp, a research officer for the Selangor CM, a corporate worker and a singer (Juwita Suwito!&hearts) Some topics I never imagined at a ch…

All Chuck-ed Out

I've just finished it!!! Chuck Season 2!!! *trumpets blowing* And it was awesome, except for the last 5 minutes of Chuck Versus the Ring which made me go EH?! Not spoiling!!! But I really love this show even though I took so long to finish it. Phew. I had the two seasons since June (Thanks Audrey!) but I've only recently found the time to watch it all! Happiness~ :) (But finishing a show always leaves a gaping hole in me...waiting to be filled with other TV goodness!)


I also managed to finish Gokusen Season 1... I watched Season 2 in my first year at uni... This is a genuinely funny Japanese dorama! Loved it. It's made all the more precious with the cute-but-tough antics of Yankumi! (Though I don't know if I can bring myself to watch Season 3, WAIT THERE'S A SEASON 3?!)

Gossip Girl Season 3 also seems to have begun airing. Will keep an eye on that (I already have the first episode) and there's still True Blood Season 2 to watch. *sigh* But I will use up my holid…

The Charm of Old Movies

Recently, I finished watching a charming old movie, Cat Ballou (1965)... I've always loved watching really old movies that usually bore my sisters to death but I make them watch them with me (Wonder Woman, Cool Hand Luke, My Fair Lady, For Whom The Bell Tolls to name a few...) All that big hair! Corsets! And middle-aged heroes! It amuses me to no end. And there's no awkward scenes (you know, the ones you're embarrassed to be watching with your parents around).

THE PLOT: Cat Ballou is a comedy-western about a girl, Catherine Ballou who starts off all innocent, then becomes hardened after her father's death at the hands of gunfighter Tim Strawn. Cat Ballou, together with her dysfunctional band of misfits (an educated Indian, a sex maniac, a gun-wielding preacher/uncle and wonderfully drunk gunfighter, Kid Shelleen) are dragged into helping Cat Ballou rob trains and get revenge. Why do these men seem to follow her every word? Because she looks like this:

Jane Fonda when she…

Not Forgotten

Happy Birthday, Nenek!!!

Just a short post to reflect on my life, achievements, family, friends and for all the things I'm grateful for. Being a good daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend and student all rolled into one can be very trying at times. And I know how religion is important to all of us and how it shapes our lives and purpose.

"Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile."
-Anonymous-

It's odd how I only remember He is there when my body is weary and heart is heavy. In this case, I'm totally home-sick! (Totally emo-ing tonight after a long chat with my sis... *whacks head*)

Song of the Day:
Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess & Dorm Friends - With A Little Help From My Friends

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Today, my roomie, Shu, wanted to see if a dog that was run-over by a car yesterday was still alive. She might even have brought it back to the house (I wouldn't have minded..) But I thought I would be relieved if it was dead. Instead I was startled when I saw it, because the dog resembled my dog Pickles who ran off from the my home last year, never to return. I kept imagining it was breathing ever so slightly but it looked like a dog that just wanted to be left alone to die, unresponsive. So we left. Before that we checked the KT veterinary office but it was closed (public holiday). We weren't even sure if they checked out dogs here because a local told us that dog owners usually send their sick dogs over to Kuantan.

I remember coaxing my dog, Pepper, to life again, when he inexplicably refused to eat or drink for a few days and simply lay down all the time. Man, that was one depressed dog. He eventually started to eat again after my several attempts at coaxing him. Pepper was …

Positive Thinking *squint*

A new month with new dreams!

I realized that I look and feel so much better with enough sleep (more positive)... I'm gonna try to not leave my assignments till the very last minute because I do need my beauty sleep!

Aah, what can I say about the coming month?? I see nothing but a month filled with tests, assignments, reports and...... raya cakes!!! I hope I don't gain some more weight again... This always happens to me during puasa time. While all the Muslims are fasting away, I stuff my face with bazaar goodies! But someone told me I look the same as when I first came to UMT... Good thing? Bad thing? (No change/development whatsoever?) I like to think that I've matured. :-)


Going coco. Bzzzzzzz! (Fifth Element nerd-ness)