Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Alright, Just Dance


Although now the exams are finally over, the busy part hasn't end just yet. We still need to figure out about our coming internship and I tell you, finding the right place can be very tiresome.

But, why not take a break for a while for a much-needed mind-easing activity with your good old friends. So, since all of our papers ended simultaneously on Tuesday, we decided to kick back and head to the karaoke box and be silly like we always do.

I tell you, it was worth every moment of it.

The last time we went out for our karaoke session was, like, last year, I guess. For those of you who thought you have had the best time with your karaoke buddies, you have seen nothing yet. When we got together, it wasn't just about singing, but dancing, cracking jokes and other unimaginable silly things - totally fun.

Hana recommended us this new place (at least for us) in Sunway Pyramid, called Amp Square Karaoke and it was quite cool. The place was cosy and we only paid the student's price, which is much much lower than the normal ones.

While waiting for the organizer of the event, Sakina, we had lunch in Kenny Rogers Roasters and I rekindled with its sumptuous beef spaghetti bolognaise while the rest had quarter chicken meals. It wasn't until we had finished eating when Sakina arrived. Sorry dear!


'Budak gedik'


Pretty girls in a row - Sakina, Hana and Fifi


Just dance!


There isn't much to say about the singing, dancing part. You can probably see the picture and decipher it for yourself. Hana and I did Beyonce's Single Ladies dance and I had to pass the next 3,4 songs to catch my breath afterwards. Sakina brought the Bollywood mood into the room with a couple of its number, Faris did his all-time favourite song in karaoke byA1 - totally old-school. Fifi did her interpretation of 'Zafirah Monica' with 'Matahari' while Ayi brought the house down with Phantom of the Opera - complete with the high notes in the end part. Sarah Brightman would be so proud.

It will take a while for the next rendezvous to take place with all of us are up to something this holiday. Hana and Faris would probably be tied to dance practice and part-time work, respectively while Sakina and Fifi would go abroad for holidays. I would probably hibernate myself at home and playing games in between. Duh.

Have a great holiday ahead, girls and fellas!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She Writes What?


Alright. Couple of days ago, some girl (I supposed) pasted this advertisement in front of the elevator in where I stay. I don't know where to begin with this one, it's simply hilarious to read. I can get a seizure just by reading this.

Click on the image to view it in full-size.

In case you're wondering, this is what she had written and I re-type it here letter-by-letter:

"LOOKING FOR RENTING ROOM???
YOU GO TO THE RIGHT PLACE!!

BLOCK 57-10-...

MASTER BEDROOM + OWN BATHROOM INSIDE
RM300 A MONTH ONLY
A MALAY GURLZ INVITE ONLY
DEPOSIT 1+1
+RM100 (WATER & ELECTIRAL DEPOSIT)

ADVANTAGES:
NEAR TO KOMUTER
EASY TO GET FOOD NEAREST
STRATEGIC PLACE GO TO

PANTAI DALAM - KL CITY
PANTAI DALAM - SUBANG JAYA

INTRESTED????
PLEASE CALL TO:


I mean, if she's not too sure how the grammar (and spelling) works, just write it in Bahasa then. Besides, she's looking for 'Malay gurlz invite only' so it is still understood if she writes in Bahasa. Save the hilarity and shame.

Oh well, kudos for attempting to write in English anyway. Better something than nothing. Good attempt, but not good enough, honey.

Stop and Reflect

These few weeks have been stressful and about nothing except my final examinations. I have three more papers to go as I'm writing this but something stopped me when I finally knew what today was all about.

It's November 9, 2009 and co-incidentally it marks the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht or 'Night of Crystals' in German was the prosecution of Jew in German in 1938 and marked the starting point of bigger events like genocide and holocaust.

Not only that, most importantly we have to remember that on this date too, 20 years ago the Berlin wall was torn down. Bringing people from the East and West Germany back together again after nearly 20 years of its erection. That was the symbol of utmost freedom and ongoing justice liberalisation to the world.

Sadly, freedom and just are too far away to be grasped and only a myth when today, another wall is being erected in the Middle East. The Separation Barrier which cuts across Jerusalem and separating innocent Palestinians from school, university and work without their will. As we sit here and browse through the net, the 400km long barrier is being built in the West Bank and according to Israeli officials 'only halfway completed'.

Five years ago, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled out that the construction of the wall must be ceased. But, why is it getting twice as long today? Who has stand out calling this to attention, or simply cut any connection with the country built on illegal land?

And where do we stand when Israel defends the Separation Barrier as a 'protection' to the Israelis, when the illegal squatters are residing on the Palestinian land and taking away the future, jobs, land and not to mention, lives of Palestinians?

As Her Majesty Queen Rania said in her Twitter which I followed, this is not the case of 20 years ago. If Berlin Wall can be brought down, why should this one stay?

Think.