Yesterday Cik Tengku Farah gave everyone a surprise. It was more of a scare, in my opinion, I don't know what the others think.
Friday, March 25, 2011
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Friday, March 11, 2011
I am Number 22 in the name list of KI 6.
Posted by Loony... at 9:44 PM
Friday, March 4, 2011
In fact you can write it in Hindi or Kannada, using the consonant "Ga".
In Hindi: Lady
So, currently I'm blogging in notepad, all because I don't have a broadband and KTT's wifi really sucks as my netbook doesn't acknowledge its presence. Last year after much fuss, I managed to login to only one network. This time around, not even one was accessible. I'm stumped, really. Sometimes I think it's my netbook's problem, not KTT's wifi. And in the end I wasted RM5 buying a piece of prepaid "paper" (OMG things have changed. Now there's not even such thing as prepaid CARD!)
Well, among all KTT-ians, I think I brought the most things from home. I really optimized my parent's Naza Ria, and what I brought were to be used for just 3 months. I guess I just suck at packing. I brought every thing I could think of, but in the end I forgot to bring my cup. =.= No hot Milo this week then. Anyways, thank god my apartment is on the first floor (10-1-A3), or else it will be a Mt. Everest expedition to the third floor, like what happened to all my previous housemates.
Yeah, you heard right, there has been a major reshuffle in housemates, not to mention that some guys got "dibuang kolej" to Taman Kenanga, which for me is downright inconvenient. Vei Hung, John Kiu and Alvin are not my housemates anymore. Replacing them are two Chinese guys from Sunway - Lawrence Tang and Steven Lai. And guess what, Shao Kang is my roommate! They are all very nice and we have the same interest - talking. And when Steven went through my pendrive, he wanted a copy of my 53rd Grammy Awards Show, without me introducing it to him!!! AND HE WATCHES GLEE!!!!!!!!!!!! I still remember how I persuaded my previous housemates to watch the Grammys, and how I failed to transform them into Gleeks.
10-1-A3 is not that bad actually, except that there was no water supply in our toilet for the first few days. Other than that, I'm pretty satisfied with my apartment. In fact, my room got bigger, and I also got a different scenery this time - my current apartment is facing the back of the college. OK I promise I will wave to the monkeys, dogs, cows, cats, dinosurs I see from my balcony and room window. Furthermore, Aunty Jeya is just living upstairs and the mini mart is just a flight of stairs away. HA! That's what you call perfect location. And most importantly, WE GOT LARGE TABLES!!!!!!!!!!! Why didn't we get those during last year? I suppose they would have been even useful if we got them last year.
So, for the next 3 months I will be in KI 6, having Kannada class, Hindi class, Tamil class, Anatomy class and Physiology class with Amy, Victor, Viitya, Kesa, Manpreet, Bibiana, Bee, Jee Jen, Lawrence, Thaneer, Azim, Divagar, Syamimi, Jamilah, Cindy, Karen, Michelle, Adreanna, Aswad etc. At first I thought the languages would be easy and by no time I will be able to read, write and converse like an Indian (with the head shaking and all), but clearly I was wrong. The first week itself I sort of gave up on Hindi and Tamil. Now I'm focusing on Kannada instead. Don't give me that look I tell you, I'm just doing what my lecturer advised me. According to them, most of us will end up in a place where Kannada is frequently used.
The fact is, I like the Kannada alphabets so much that I could just sit down and spend hours writing them. They are like weird, beautiful cursive writings and the joy when your pen tip moves up and down the paper is indescribable. But man they are deadly, as in, trying to memorize them is so taxing. Some of them look so similar that the only difference between them would be only like a different direction of curl, or, with an extra dot. WTH, when I'm finished with the consonants, I forget the vowels. When I finish the vowels, I forget the consonants again. And we haven't even started forming words. I'm equally confused with the pronunciation. They sound pretty much the same to me but Mr. Prakash, Mr Syamu, Mr Milton (I forgot the spelling of the name for this creepy-looking-smile lecturer) and Mr Doresuamy think otherwise. Anyways, I'm trying my very best, and I even sacrificed my Narnia-reading sessions. And that really means something.
All three languages have their unique way of writing their vowels and consonants, but most sound the same. Hindi letters are easier to write. Unfortunately they are represented by 2 different symbols - dang. Tamil letters are kinda awesome too because Mr Siva's teaching. LOL
Thanks to Faruqi, I'm the new KI MPP Treasurer who doesn't have the faintest idea what his job description is.
And I really enjoyed the day when a few of us Tangga 9 close friends and also Lawrence and Steven, "climbed" Mount KTT (named by ever gorgeous Edwin), and later had dinner at Aunty Mira's place. I reckon we won't be able to do that in India in the near future, and the idea of that is sort of disturbing.
Posted by Loony... at 6:43 PM
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Still remember the day after the AS results were announced? Some of my friends and juniors were expecting me to get Top in the World. But then all of us waited for weeks. Even Mr Siva was looking a little dejected when he asked ALU 5 whether any one of us got Top in the World but no one raised their hands. In fact, last year only one senior got Top in the World for AS Mathematics, thus further proving how difficult it is to gain such a coveted award. Naturally, I did not put high hopes.
Then weeks passed and I forgot about this matter when the unbelievably huge A2 workload started to pile up upon me. It was a time of immense struggle. When the A-Level results were finally out, and some friends asked me whether I had any luck this time around, I just brushed off their comments, thinking that if I hoped for something that most likely wouldn't happen, I will definitely be crushed. I mean, no use day dreaming when I already failed my lecturers during AS, right?
But it was revealed to me weeks after my A-Level results were announced, that I was wrong.
The feeling of getting something unexpected is just too surreal. And to know that I'm sharing this joy with some of my closest coursemates in KTT is even overwhelming.
Posted by Loony... at 11:09 AM
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I've been sleeping at 11 p.m. and waking up at 7 a.m. these days because I figured a change to a healthier lifestyle is bound to benefit me.
So there you go, the download link appeared to me at the most inappropriate time. But I had to do it. I already promised myself, for heaven's sake!
12 a.m. Download first partfile for The Fellowship of the Ring. Sleep for 1 hour.1 a.m. Wake up. First partfile for The Fellowship of the Ring completed. Download second partfile for The Fellowship of the Ring. Sleep for 1 hour.2 a.m. Wake up. Second partfile for The Fellowship of the Ring completed. Download first partfile for The Two Towers. Sleep for 1 hour.3 a.m. Wake up. First partfile for The Two Towers completed. Download second partfile for The Two Towers. Sleep for 1 hour.4 a.m. Wake up. Second partfile for The Two Towers completed. Download first partfile for The Return of the King. Sleep for 1 hour.5 a.m. Wake up. first partfile for The Return of the King completed. Download second partfile for The Return of the King. Sleep for 1 hour.6 a.m. Wake up. Second partfile for The Return of the King completed. Get ready to go jogging with dad. That was the worst part. I should not have promised him yesterday.
Posted by Loony... at 6:31 PM
Monday, February 7, 2011
Nothing special happened this Chinese New Year.
Except that my Cambodian maid wrote a note to my family wishing us a "Happy Chinese New Year" and "Good Luck" (OK, weird). Very unexpected, but it sure warmed my heart.
And my whole family was stuck in a massive jam on our way to Penang during the first day of Chinese New Year. In the end, it took us 11 hours to reach my hometown whereas usually it only takes about 5 hours. To make things worse, my Cambodian maid is car sick.
And I almost fell sick during CNY due to excessive cookie binge and the sweltering weather.
And we were so bored at our aunt's home that we decided to make vegetarian, organic, sushi. Great experience. My job was easy enough, to put the slices of cucumber, carrots, beetroot, asparagus (WTH, what an odd combination especially asparagus) on top of the rice. It took several tries to perfect our sushi before it is visually appealing. Most of the time it's either too much rice that we can barely taste the fillings, or too little rice that the edges fall apart when we slice the sushi into smaller portions.
And during our journey back to Klang, my family was so traumatized by the previous highway crawl to the extent that we woke up at 4 a.m., and we started our journey on the highway at 5.30 a.m. after a drive-through at McDonalds. This was the first time we started our journey so freakin' early. I only slept for 5 hours the night before. Being slightly sleep-deprived, I took a cold shower and drove from Penang to Batu Gajah, Perak, before my dad took over the driver's seat at 7.30 a.m.
Posted by Loony... at 1:52 PM
Friday, January 28, 2011
One would be thrilled if he or she got 4 A*s in their Cambridge A-Levels. And perhaps one would gush about it right away via Facebook or their blog.
I got to know about my 4 A*s on Monday morning, and I posted "Aal Izz Well" on my Facebook wall. Within minutes, there was a flurry of comments and likes.
And perhaps you might wonder why I didn't spread this good news in my blog immediately. But then, there was a reason behind the delay of this blog post.
As I was about to update my blog (Mei Ching's personal request) that afternoon, a few posts in my Facebook Live Feeds upsetted me, and since then I had no mood to do so anymore. Those feeds were from my dearest KTT friends who did not make it through the cut-off point although we had toiled for 1.5 years together-gether in the jungle college.
I tried to post words of comfort/concern on Farah, Melzie, Eshabell, Nurain's wall, but I gave up eventually. I'm not good at words, and everytime I type them, I feel like I'm sympathizing my friends and I know that they don't want my pity.
When you've spent 1.5 years, day-and-night together, it's so hard to accept the fact that they will not return to KTT anymore.
No more Farah's signature high frequency, rapid hand wave. No more Melzie's bubbly presence. No more Ain's Q&A sessions in the library. No more Ah Hun's laughter at the badminton court. No more No.1 Gaga fan in KTT. No more Eric's E-wards. No more Joeffrey's occasional visit to our apartment in Tangga 9. ... ... ... ...
There are so many more that I didn't mention. Damn, I don't even know whether Hafiz and Shafiq made it or not.
I just can't imagine KI without them. I just can't.
I guess life would not be the same anymore for me, and for them. But still, I'm glad that they've not given up hope, and will soon be pursuing their University course locally or in Indonesia.
May all KTT-ians (fly or tak fly) be strong. I pray for everyone's success in the future.
Posted by Loony... at 9:29 PM