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i want i want!

Posted: November 26, 2009 in happiness, random rambles, simple stuffs, tennis

Assalamualaikum & good day!

Cekgu Farah pernah kata, blogs can help you polish up your English. Jadi memandangkan ada hasrat untuk polish English saya yang makin ke longkang pada ketika itu, saya pun menulislah dgn bahasa Inggeris. Tapi macam ada restriction sikit kalau menulis dalam bahasa orang England pabila bukan native speaker. Jadi pernah fikir nak buat lagi satu blog dalam bahasa Melayu, tapi difikir2 balik;

1) macamlah tadak entry rojak dalam Royal Ramble sebelum ni.

2) macamlah byk masa nak mengupdate more than one blog acct. Yang satu ni pun cepat berhabuk.

jadi mari kita berbahasa ibunda! (err…rojak actually) ;P

Saya sebenarnya tgh survey kasut tennis untuk menggantikan kasut lama. (sedih main kasut pinjam aje…) Jadi sekarang mahu beli :

Adidas Barricade 5

or

Reebok Volo DMX

But then these two seems a bit out of reach. So if (financially) i can get any closer to a Reebok, it might be this:

Reebok DMX (mega/not)

Saya akan bersyukur..

I was thinking to set out for them tomorrow jugak wif Mr.Didi Aiman, but then he’s coming here to pick me up so we might not shop around anywhere in KL or Selangor where there’ll be more choices (coz it’ll seem ridiculous for your guy to drive all the way to pick you up just to bring you shop for shoes in his town which is a two hours drive BACK and then drive back to send you home). So..i’ll go look for them on Saturday instead.

Don’t have plans yet for tomorrow but whatever! He’ll be HERE WITH ME~~ and we’ll take our own sweeeeet time together. Where and what i just won’t care~~ i think. ;P

Okies better off to sleep now. Takmo jadi macam hari tu..Didi da sampai depan pintu da baru nak bersiap. Need outfit pairings lagi ni..aiyak.. Nitey nite.

Assalamualaikum and good day! 😀

This should be posted yesterday, but since the internet connection was a bit off, i decided to go to bed early nstead.

Remember i said that it’ll be a good day yesterday? As i reckoned, it went well. 🙂 Actually just common routine were done, but somehow the emotion that i went through the whole day with was a bit exceptional (amygdala yang sihat?). The second day in psychiatry block made a bit more sense to me now. The lectures were rather apprehensible than the 1st day. Maybe it was the prejudice that i had in mind even before the week started made my first day of psychi boring and my lecture hours filled with deep sleep. (-.-“) Yet during the ‘illusional’ lectures, i realised that i have the wrong interpretation of the term ‘paranoid’. I have always been using it to describe my inferiority or diffidence, while in psychiatry, it actually means a phenomena in which somebody has a pervasive pattern of distrust or suspicion of others, e.g. someone wants to harm you. Haha okay, now that i knew better, i’ll use it appropriately.

In the evening, thank you Allah S.W.T for a beautiful weather yesterday, our intensive training for Sukad has eventually started. But no game yet, it’s back to the basic training first. We were trained like a 5 year-old, catching balls with our bare hands while the coach made us run across the court. The main focus was the footwork. To be able to give a nice stroke, one must know the appropriate distance to stop and form a proper stance. This is a very useful practice for me as i’m prone to lose balance when striking the ball. So most of the time i looked like playing aggressively while i was actually just trying to make the ball touch the racquet while being a foot away from the proper distance. And it makes me lose my breath faster.  Once i excel in footwork, it’ll help me to strike the ball right at the contact point, thus the ball will always go where the belly button points when i make impact. And the training comes with 3 rounds of sidesteps around two courts, too. (-.-“) Oh well. Hope today will be as ‘scorching’ as yesterday, so our training can resume.

At night, Ady, Yana, Mira, Aina and me went to Celana Villa, for a fine dining. Introduced by Mira, so she say where her boyfriend always bring her to, it was in a quite remote area in Pulau Melaka. The food was okay, but the ‘ayam lemon’ is a bit off. It taste like chicken dippped in sunquick. eekkk!! But overall i was satisfied with the newy-discovered dining spot. ;D

Haha okay i’m late for clinical case presentation. Toodle loo!!

.urim and thummim.

Posted: November 14, 2009 in riddles, tennis, yarns

Good day! 🙂

Ok. Popular bookstore is now officially a forbidden place for me.

I can’t set a foot in there without getting hooked by at least 2 titles! And considering the current balance in my acct, i’m relatively paying through the nose for them!

I have just shelved another 3 Paulo Coelho’s (uuu..the dark green nots..uhuk uhuk..) with 1 still unread (have just started by 2 pages) Yet, i had a very hard time setting my feet OUT of the store, drooling over “South Africa, The Wild Paradise” by Franck Fouquet. And to those who are still wondering my next birthday prezzie, surprise me with “Travelers’ Atlas” by Dorsling Kindersley (publisher)! I’ll love you infinitely!! 😀

Okay..so how has the week been. Let see..CFCS done…(oh no! the neverending data & community programme reports!), books read (fictions people, fictions,) flu recovered, and watched lotsa Hindi films! Haha what has got into me? Hollywood to Bollywood?? Blame Powell Roy and Renuka for this! ;P I was housemate with Renuka and Atiq during CFCS and happen to transfer loads of Hindi movies from Renuka. The aftermath – fallen for Shah Rukh Khan again, haha, since the ancient “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. I was hooked for no romance reason okayy..there were actually a lot that i can learn by bollywood movies, so i realised. In “ChakDe! India”, i discovered that someone looking like Seh Kee (my coursemate) may have been an Indian! By nationality/origin & may speak by the language of Hindi!! These Indians might easily be mistaken for other nationality and treated as aliens in their own country, should they ever go to the Western India or other part than the Northeastern India.  North-East India is ethnically, linguistically and culturally very distinct from the other states of India. And according to Wikipedia, this region is officially recognized as a special category of states. Its states consist of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. They speak by the mothertongue of Assamese, Bengali, Bodo (yes, it’s a language) and Manipur. So as i googled and google-mapped, it was just, wow. What a beautiful, diversed world we live in.

In “Om Shanti Om!”, i noticed a line that is exactly what i read in Coelho’s “The Alchemist”. As Shah Rukh Khan say, “when you really want something, the world will help you to come to that.”, Coelho has also wrote in his #1 bestseller, similarly, “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” and i thought, the scriptwriter must’ve read Coelho.

Haha so i think i’ll keep feeding my Bollywood crave by getting good ones from Renuka. ;P

And oh, my double-become-triple room now is double room again. Ira has got a room for herself, after she had been working hard for it the past 5 months. The funny thing is, for the previous months, whenever she go to HEP’s Kak Syikin or Murni’s Mr.Ismadi, the answers she’ll get are just, “there’s no more room”, “we have nothing to offer.” Once she went to Mr. Ismadi with her uncle, who happens to be a friend of HEP big boss Mr.Hafiz, Mr.Ismadi straight away gave her a list of 5-6 rooms with unoccupied beds. What the fish! So the offices are in a conspiracy to always make things hard for students or what? Unbelievable. For 5 friggin months! Despite her effort she got nothing, and suddenly that.

I can’t deny the relief of having less people in the room , though. 😛

And btw, i was approached by Abg Mie for this year’s Sukad Female Tennis captain.

I.

Do.

NOT.

Want.

This.

Arggghh!!! But i don’t know to whom shall i shove entrust the post to. It’ll be irresponsible for me to just say no without suggesting a replacement. In this year’s team, there are two 5th year (exam), two 3rd year (exam), and a 2nd year (freshie in the team, never been to Sukad, can’t let her handle).

So u see, Arggghh!!! Darn it.

I don’ t know. Now i just try not to think about it. I just go to the court and play.

Urim and Thummim. Be it white, or black? Black. Please.

 

 

p/s: i am just referring to the fiction’s urim thummim by the way. nothing israelite biblical shall i do. i’ll stick to solat istikarah, thanks. 🙂

.and why do i have to learn french?

Posted: October 19, 2009 in tennis, yarns

because i have to start with the end in mind. (thus the initial dot in every title ‘stead of just at the end) And since the journey to the end has something to do with it, i think i should. Once i’m done with Japanese. and Arabic. and every other thing that occupies me still.

okay, that, and,

i don’t know why do i find myself hard to apply things that i learnt. If that’s still not obvious in my studies, (barf) try life. i knew long before, that if i dont take myself seriously, no one would.. well, except the ones that are biologically programmed to do so, a.k.a mama and baba and maybe a few significant others that gripped the meaning of loyalty by heart.

and yet, i relied. on what, who, it doesn’t matter. but i did that, and it brought me to being too patient with myself, and can’t seem to gain. i suppose didn’t take myself seriously as someone who can. the path has to be paved before me. thus i seems to forgot to clear the bushes on my own. in time, i eventually found myself to be some sorta  just a filler (altough it is a self-thought and maybe just paranoia). and that is unacceptable in my dictionary of contemporary life language. So, in mind of wanting to be a hey-let’s-take-her-and-polish ‘stead of an owh-okay-just-take-her, i am to get up and beat it.  

Putting on a mask of bravely-ready-to-undertake-em-all.

Tunggu..(dlm nada pengacara Melodi tv3) hehe.

super

.first.

Posted: January 31, 2009 in tennis, yarns

Mama!

Haha that was my first coherent word ever. Thus i shall make it the first word on my blog too. 😉

I dont know what went through me tonight, starting a blog and all. I guess that hellava game of Rafael Nadal vs. Fernando Verdasco plays a role in initiating it. They play oh-so-awesome game i have to share my verve with the world! My family (baba, daniel and me. mama gradually joining us) is on Nadal. Not just because this top seeded player always play accordingly to his title. Baba said he has this innocent look and sense of (also innocent) humor in interviews that makes it hard not to like him. I agree. However tonight i think he’d been performing rather less than his average. He blundered every now and then. Seems like he cant handle the inertia of that handsome six-packs after serve return and his foot too heavy to lift for cross-court hits. It’s not a surprise he won the match point by Verdasco’s double fault. No offense, Rafa’s fan-atics, (i was screaming C’MON RAFA!!!! too during the game).  I had earlier in the day anticipated that today’s power performer would be Verdasco – proven true by Astro Supersports. yeah! haha. He played such riveting game with superb serve hits that he often ace! It’s true that his forehand is sometimes not that admirable with quite a number of unforced errors. Yet in this particular game tonight, his placings were rather unrivaled. The way he smashed (i dont know the tennis lingo for this) the ball in Nadal’s forecourt was capital! So there goes Verdasco into my fave players list. It’s a short list, i tell ya.

Beautiful game, gentlemen. Thank you both for the beautiful game.

Rafael Nadal of Spain falls to the ground after winning match point.

Rafael Nadal of Spain falls to the ground after winning match point.

Celebrates winning the fourth set tie-break

Celebrates winning the fourth set tie-break

Fernando Verdasco congratulates Rafael Nadal after winning the semifinal match

Fernando Verdasco congratulates Rafael Nadal after winning the semifinal match

Well done, Rafa! Fernando was very good, but you are still number 1!

Another that inspire me to start a blog of my own are those creative bloggers whose blogs i have read. You see, i have been an avid reader of blogs (is there anyone out there actually isnt?). I do adore blogging, and those bloggers who can nicely line up their words, make beautiful phrases out of it and publish rather nice-to-read entries. Some make it rather light, some made it seems important, and some make it enjoyable. One of the blogger that inspire me to write is a chocolate chipped cookie named azie. Haha sorry i made u sound delicious there, azie. I hope my blog will also make readers feel close to the issues and induce them to share more – as i do with azie’s and many more others. There’s also a good friend of mine who’s also a blogger, that urge me to make a page. So, farah, here u go! ;P

Thanks for reading. Hope i will update it often. 🙂