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Monday, July 23, 2012

Her journey; UniKL.

It has only been two days since my sister moved out of the house to UniKL;
And the house became exceptionally awkward without her familiar laughter. 
I wonder how will it be when my time comes to move out; 
And it's really not that far, my time that is.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A simple plan.

When I was about 12 years old, I've made up a plan. 
A simple plan. A plan on how to take care of my mom. 

My dad's work last time (even now), made it impossible for him to stay at home 24/7. And there were several incidents that happened at home involving my mom, in which my father wasn't there, able to help. I don't blame him though. He left to work for our sake. So, in my mind, I've made up a well-made plan (or so I thought) on how to take care of my mom with my dad's frequent absence. 

I was 12 at that time. My sister was 15 whereas my brother was 17. 

My deduction was that; there are 3 years of difference between me and my sister and 2 years of gap between my sister and brother. So, there's like a 5 year gap between my brother and me. And the amount of time usually taken to study in Universities after SPM is about 4-5 years, or so that was what my mom said at that time. 

My naive mind didn't come up with any solutions if any obstacles were to come my way. I thought it was a solid plan.

What I've come up was that, when my brother have gone through his SPM, he'll be going to matrix and University or something, leaving me and my sis to take care of my mom. He'll enter University right after he gets his SPM results, so, he should be 18 at that moment. While my sis  with only one more year for SPM, and mine, 4 more years to go. 

And when my sister's turn comes next afterwards, I'll still have 2 more years to accompany my mom until it's my turn to go to University. At that time, my brother will have gone through 3 years in University already!

And when it's my turn to enter University and all, my brother will be done with his 5 year of study. Hence, he'll be able to stay at home with my mom and find a job around there. Resulting in, my mom never being left alone at home without anyone accompanying her. Yay!

However, my plan didn't worked out the way I wanted it to be. My brother did get a job, but it's no where near home. And my sister is just about to further Degree this Sunday at UniKL as well as I myself on this upcoming September the first at USM. Now, there aren't anybody to accompany her at all! I'm not really a Mama's girl but I do love my mother dearly. The thought of leaving her alone at home scares me more than my own upcoming journey to USM. It frightens me to think if something should ever happen to her at home, alone and I wasn't there. 

I may seem like I'm being overly paranoid, but can you blame me? 

There are news all over the place where old citizens are getting attacked for their belongings. At home, mall, work, etc. Even if it's not because of that, maybe she faints, or collapses, or slips and falls down, or something? How would I know? Nobody would know cause there's nobody around to help her. There are many possibilities, possibilities in which I never want for it to be true. People may say don't worry too much but what's not to worry? My mindset is that;

If it could happen to others, there is a chance that it can happen to me.
Good or bad.

I'm not saying to live in fear or anything, but to have this simple thought in mind and to be ready to face the unexpected whether they are good or bad. And at the same time, ask Allah to shelter us and our family from involving in any bad incidents or things which may lead us astray. Furthermore, since this is the month of Ramadhan, to all Muslims, this is the month of blessing, hence, we should try our best to use this month to our benefit! More Ibadah I mean asking help from Allah. Never be shy to ask anything from Allah as He is the Almighty and most Generous of all.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

36th Bon Odori! :D

Went to the 36th Bon Odori yesterday and met up two of my friends;
Rafaad Roslan and Farid Ahmed Supian. :)
I kinda envy them. Same course and roommate from TESL last time.
Then, going to the same University, UPM next; and again, the same course as well.
Same interest and hobby to boot. How lucky can you get?
I wish my roommate next time will be such as them.
Back to the main topic, I managed to ask my mom to go to the Bon Odori with me!
It was held at the Matsushita Stadium a.k.a. Kompleks Sukan Negara, Shah Alam.
I wasn't able to watch much of the performance though.
Mom wanted to go back earlier, so, we did.
Not before watching two of the dance and drum performance that is.
And the food, my word, the food!!!
 There weren't exactly Japanese food sold there... 
But the price... took my breath away... haha
I couldn't find anything less than RM5 except for the mineral waters... 
 Ate a lot.. no less than RM50 wasted on food...
 I almost killed my wallet today... but still worth it! 
Looking forward to the next Bon Odori next year! whoop whoop! 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Becoming a Penangite. :L

I'm moving again in 2 more months and my next stop is USM, Penang.

A friend called me a nomadic half-Chinese girl. Can't argue with that though. I do move a lot.

Like, from Pahang to Perak and then Melaka and now to Penang, who am I to argue with that logic? haha

I wished I've gotten UIAM though. I really had hoped to study there. And since my sister and brother lives around there, it seemed like the rendezvous I've always wished for, second to my home that is.

Alas, I didn't get UIAM but got USM instead.... boohoo..

Don't get me wrong though! It's not like the University isn't good or anything. It is a good University, that I know.

But there are two problems;

1.somehow, they're the first to know if there are tsunamis....urgh...
2.it's a top-notch university with a high possibility of kicking me off their front door! hahahaha

Well, it ain't that bad, I guess?

At the very least, I have somewhere to study in and I too got the course of my choice.

So, I guess I'll just have to toughen myself up, adapt and go through it like I always do.

From a Pahangite/Pahangianto to a Perakian then a Malaccan and next a Penangite, huh? haha

Wish, me all the best!: 3

A night without lights.

steamed chicken for dinner!
The house was kinda creepy without the lights on...-,-
I'm bored! Y U NO ϟ!
There was a blackout last night in my neighborhood.
Luckily, I've cooked earlier, so, we had a candle light dinner. Cliche.
Unluckily, i didn't charge my laptop nor my hand phone's battery.

And that's how the boring and sweaty night began... ヽ(´ー`)ノ


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Little Island; Penang.

Made a little visit to Penang a few weeks back. Mom had a meeting there for a few days and got a room with two bunks for herself. Feeling bored and all, we (me and my sis) just decided to go there. And since Syadza is studying in UiTM Penang, we took the chance to make a detour on our first day. In order to get inside UiTM to her, we had come up with two plans. 

Luckily, plan A, pretend-we-were-cousins-to-a-student was a success and we didn't have to use plan B, pretend-I-am-a-student-there, seeing as I still have my UiTM matrix card. Took the time waiting for Syadza to roam inside their library as well. Nobody suspected a thing. Am feeling kinda proud of myself even though it was wrong. Felt like a ninja. haha. Then, we took Syadza for a spin around the area since her class was cancelled for the evening. Had crazy fun and sent her back. 

 Got a lil lost on our way to the island though. The GPS led us to the jetty when we wanted to use the bridge. Kinda gone hectic for a bit cause of that since it was already nearing midnight. But, we were still able to get on the island and to the hotel before then. So, everything ended well, I guess. The next day, went to Gurney Plaza since it's the nearest and spent half a day there, ate lunch at Nando's, playing at the arcade and watching Abraham Lincoln: vampire hunter. Cool movie! 

But somehow, I get the feeling nobody acknowledged that I am at the age of 18-going-19 already cause the guys that were taking care of the tickets looked at me weirdly and discussed with themselves for a bit before they said, "tak ape lah." which vaguely meant "i guess, it's ok." before they let me in the cinema. And even the girl at the McD called me "adik" which meant "lil sis" although she looked awfully younger than me by a year or two. Do I really look like I'm still studying in high school or something? 

Anyway, on our last day, my mom allowed me to pick anywhere I wanna go. So, I just turned on the GPS and pick out the first point of interest that popped on screen, which was the Pinang Butterfly Farm. It's located near Balik Pulau and the price per entry per person is quite high, RM18 for locals and RM36 for non-locals. But, I guess it was worth the price. There weren't only butterflies too. There were lizards, frogs, scorpions, snakes, beetles, spiders, and so much more. Even ducks! We enjoyed our time there. Truly. Even without our men along(my bro and dad). haha


Looking at all the butterflies brings back memories when I was younger. I tend to catch and collect caterpillars and take care of them in Tupperwares in which I've made holes all over it. Usually, the caterpillars that I've caught morphed into moths or small butterflies, never big ones. But, it was still a nice experience. :) 

There was one time that I caught two caterpillars, one pink and the other blue. I took really good care of em at school and hid em somewhere where I thought nobody would found them. Alas, somebody stole em and that had really pissed me off. My friends kinda avoided me that week due to my random burst of outrage. Sorry guys. haha "-,-




.Bugs and other small animals have always made me remember of my childhood. They have always surrounded me when I was a child. They are like my childhood companions in some way. And as a girl, I'm not ashamed to admit that I really like bugs, frogs or any other animals except for cockroaches and stinkbugs because they stink. haha