Magandang Arau! ^.^


U must be thinking, what the hell does that mean? Actually it just simply means: good day, one of the way for the Philippines to greet each other. So, Magandang Arau everyone!! :)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jayesslee Live in KL 2012!!

OMG!
I just couldn't believe it!
They were here! Right in front of my eyes!
So on the 23rd of June, I went down to KL just to see them. It was an exciting, fun, and full-of-adventure experience!!!

I bought the VIP ticket which costs me RM200, and I get to sit at the first 20 seats I think. Anyway, Victor (my junior) came along and he bought the VVIP ticket so he get to sit at the front row. He even get to see the twins face to face and the chance to take a picture with them! How lucky! I hate you, Victor Tan Eik Ter!!!!

However, I get my lanyard to be signed by Jayesslee with Victor's help. So, I guess that is more than enough.. Hohoho we were only allowed to take pics and vids of them performing the first two songs. So I didn't have much of their pics and videos. Because of their concert, we have to put up a night at KL Sentral after the concert because we didn't have other place to stay and to go back to Ipoh that night is impossible as the train has already stopped operating. We have no better idea but to lepak at KL Sentral, waiting for the train to operate early in the morning. Huhu

Anyway, these are some pics we've taken along the journey!

Taken at Mdm Lin's restaurant at Jusco Maluri

Menara PGRM-waiting to get in!

Jayesslee's posters


Normal ticket

VIP ticket - my line

Jayesslee!!!!

The view from where I was seated.. :(

There they are!


Me with Andy - Sonia's (Jayesslee) husband!

On the way back from the concert

My lanyard. Can u see their signature??

Ignore the excited face ^^

Me and Victor - fell asleep at McD, KL Sentral

Pity us.. but for Jayesslee? Worth it!

Our breakfast..

About 5 or 6am

The tired face.. T.T
Jayesslee, please come again!! I promise I'll buy the VVIP ticket this time! :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Macklemore - Wings

Macklemore, might not be as popular as the other hip hop artists, but I like him. No, scratch that. I LOOVVEEE him! He is not just a rapper, he is a philosopher. His songs are all inspiring and I love this one song best - Wings. Hope you guys enjoy it like I do! ^^


Remember to check on the lyric as well!

"Wings"
(feat. Ryan Lewis)

I was seven years old, when I got my first pair
And I stepped outside
And I was like, Momma, this air bubble right here, it's gonna make me fly
I hit back-court, and when I jumped, I jumped, I swear I got so high
I touched the net, Momma I touched the net, this is the best day of my life
Air Max's wAS next,
That air bubble, that mesh
The box, the smell, the stuffin', the tread, in school
I was so cool
I knew that I couldn't crease 'em
My friends couldn't afford 'em
Four stripes, some Air-didas
On the court I wasn't the best, but my kicks were like the pros
Yo, I stick out my tongue so everyone could see that logo
Nike Air Flight, but bad was so dope
And then my friend Carlos' brother got murdered for his fours, whoa

See he just wanted a jump shot, but they wanted to start a cult though
Didn't wanna get caught, from Genesee Park to Othello
You could clown for those Probings, with the velcro
Those were not tight
I was trying to fly without leaving the ground,
Cause I wanted to be like Mike, right
Wanted to be him, I wanted to be that guy, I wanted to touch the rim
I wanted to be cool, and I wanted to fit in,
I wanted what he had, America, it begins

[Chorus:]
I want to fly
Can you take me far away
Give me a star to reach for
Tell me what it takes
And I'll go so high
I'll go so high
My feet won't touch the ground
Stitch my wings
And pull the strings
I bought these dreams
That all fall down

We want what we can't have, commodity makes us want it
So expensive, damn, I just got to flaunt it
Got to show 'em, so exclusive, this that new shit
A hundred dollars for a pair of shoes I would never hoop in
Look at me, look at me, I'm a cool kid
I'm an individual, yea, but I'm part of a movement
My movement told me be a consumer and I consumed it
They told me to just do it, I listened to what that swoosh said
Look at what that swoosh did
See it consumed my thoughts
Are you stupid, don't crease 'em, just leave 'em in that box
Strangled by these laces, laces I can barely talk
That's my air bubble and I'm lost, if it pops
We are what we wear, we wear what we are
But see I look inside the mirror and think Phil Knight tricked us all
Will I stand for change, or stay in my box
These Nikes help me define me, but I'm trying to take mine, off

[Chorus:]
I want to fly
Can you take me far away
Give me a star to reach for
Tell me what it takes
And I'll go so high
I'll go so high
My feet won't touch the ground
Stitch my wings
And pull the strings
I bought these dreams
That all fall down

They started out, with what I wear to school
That first day, like these are what make you cool
And this pair, this would be my parachute
So much more than just a pair of shoes
Nah, this is what I am
What I wore, this is the source of my youth
This dream that they sold to you
For a hundred dollars and some change
Consumption is in the veins
And now I see it's just another pair of shoes 

Lyric is taken from www.azlyrics.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mathematics.

Marking Form 3 exam papers for Mathematics subject last night was really a devastating experience. It was sad. Why? Because it reminded me of who I was back in high school. It reminded me of my passion few years back. And now, here I am teaching English language. A subject that I have no interest in since I couldn't remember when.

I have to agree that language is beautiful. With alphabets, words, sentences, they make us understand each other. They are special. But I never really into language. It's ironic because I speak in more than 3 languages, maybe not that good but still understandable. I find language interesting, but not to the point where I would want to learn everything about it.

Maths? It's a completely different matter. I can sit down and look at numbers for hours without stopping. It makes me wonder, makes me think, it fascinates me, it amazes me. They say once I became a real teacher, I'd be able to teach my students Mathematics as well, but primary school's Maths? Come on! I don't just want to teach numbers. I want to teach others and myself about what we can do with numbers. I remembered how hard I work in solving Additional Mathematics questions when I was in high school. Thinking how satisfied I was once I solved the equation. I was so passionate in it. But now? What to solve in English language?

I now understand the reason why I was not that passionate like I used to be in high school. Simply because I was not in the field that my passion lives in. Checking the answer scheme last night had really opened my eyes wide. That was the first time in years after my high school that I really sit down and analyze.

Fuh! I guess there's nothing I can do anyway. Sayonara, Mr. Mathematics. T.T

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Everlasting Friendship

Looking through my pieces of work about 2 years ago, I stumbled on an essay which has made me smile. And I am very excited to show it to you guys!It is about 'Everlasting Friendship'. Have fun reading! :)

     Generally, based on the Macmillan English Dictionary (2007, pg 504), everlasting is 
 defined as something that will continue to exist forever meanwhile friendship means a relationship between people who are friends or the feeling of being friends with others. So basically, everlasting friendship means a relationship between people that lasts for a lifetime. But for sure, every each of us will have our own different perception of the word ‘everlasting friendship’. As quoted by Farah Syuhana, the most relaxed person in our small circle of friends, everlasting friendship means something that is built with trust, love and care throughout the whole friendship process. Meanwhile, Bernadette, the most timid person, said that “it is when someone is willing to spend their free time for you and willing to listen to every useless thing you rant about”. It is funny to know that a single word – ‘everlasting friendship’, could be defined in million ways possible.


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou


Picture taken from Second Air Division Memorial Library


Maya Angelou, the writer of the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings has wrote the poem based on her true life story as an African-American woman that suffers in the early years of her life. It is an incredibly sad yet inspirational poem. Every word she used gives us the picture of what is going on in the past. The points which I am going to focus on are the theme of the poem, literary devices used in the poem, issues and concerns raised, and the tone and mood of the poem. 

            The theme of the poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is about racial segregation. It talks about how life is before, back in America. It talks about the great wall built between the whites and the blacks which is clearly shown with the word she used as the metaphor-“free bird” and “caged bird”. Back in America, the racial segregation between the whites and blacks started during the 1800s and early to mid 1900s. The whites were so powerful that “he names the sky his own.” In contrast, the blacks can only “stands on the grave of dreams” and “sings of freedom”. The racism and the difference between the whites and colored people can obviously be seen in this poem. In the second stanza of the poem especially, gives us a negative feeling when Angelou used the word “but” to put a line between the free bird which is the whites, and the caged bird which is the blacks.

            The literary devices used in this poem are metaphor, oxymoron, anaphora and repetition. Metaphor such as “caged bird” and “free bird” are used to describe the black race and the white race. Meanwhile the word “sing” is always related to happiness but in this poem, it is used as a medium to voice out the sadness, crying for freedom, and telling the world about hoe helpless the blacks are, which created the element of oxymoron. Angelou also used anaphora in the 2nd stanza, line 4 to 6, in the 4th stanza, last two lines, and in the 5th stanza, line 2 and 3. To get better understanding of the poem, she used repetition to stress out the meaning in 2nd stanza, last 3 lines, and 3rd stanza, the first three lines.

            Next, when talking about the mood and tone of this poem, they were separated into two; free bird and caged bird. The free bird carries more positive mood such as joyous, dignified, confident and powerful meanwhile the tone are joyful, audacious, proud, and fanciful. In contrast, the caged bird carries more negative mood such as tense, painful, terrifying, heartbroken, and really sad mood meanwhile the tone are afraid, poignant, bitter, pitiful and dramatic. We can hear it through the phrases used in the poem.

            Lastly, by analyzing this poem, I realized that there is a big issue that the world need to be aware of which is racial segregation. To make the world a better place to live, this issue should be avoided. We can see clearly through this poem, how suffering life can be when there is a wall between the races that separate them as Eleanor Roosevelt said, “justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both”. I believe that all of us should live in this world as one, not as you and me. When the ‘one’ is separated, then it is no longer one but becoming two different parts which then leads to misunderstanding and disagreement.

*Do contact me if you need the references. By the way, remember not to plagiarize. This is for you to refer to!  ^^

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My New Baby!!

It feels great to be back home. Home sweet home, as the old saying goes! However, it's not only that. It's more to the excitement of having my new baby Skyline!!!! :)

I was really disappointed the other day for my dad refused to help me to get a car in Ipoh. But once I got back to Sandakan, or more precisely 3 days after I set my feet at my homeland, there you go - Nissan Skyline 370GT. The first in Sandakan. Hohoho full accessories. I was like, what? Seriously? Fuck you! Ahahahaha

Okay, enough talking. Let the pictures tell you all! ^^

Oh yeah! This is life!

Do ignore the 'over-excited' expression.. -.-'

La la la.... ^^

It looks great from behind! Ahahaha

Getting ready for test-drive!



Yahhhhoooooooo!!!!
Ready or not Sandakan, here I come! Hahaha!