Monday, December 19, 2011
Must never break down.
Posted at 12/19/2011 3:26:16 am by Nuintheriel
Thursday, December 31, 2009
I'm currently chatting with 2 of my good friends who are now in Subang and who just got back from an awesome New Year's BBQ (T_T)v and it kinda starting to hit me, that 2009 is almost over!
Gah! As I think about about the things that I have done, and those that I have left out due to pure laziness, I think I'll be making a promise to myself that in 2010, instead of giving it a 100% in whatever I do, I need to crank it up a notch!
So here's to giving it a 110%!!
There's going to be a whole bunch of 'starts' for me - from *hopefully* new employment, new life, new independence... And I'm hoping this is all gonna be fun!
Part of me is sad about leaving London (surprisingly!) but part of me is kinda glad to finally be going back home to familiarity and comfort.
Living in London has been a mix of things as expected. I expected late nights of hard work in the last few days before the deadline, I expected fun musicals in the West End and hanging out with crazy people along the way. I also expected learning new things about people that I just rather not know about.
I didn't expect to care so much about a friend I have only known for a year. I didn't expect to actually get very angry and frustrated when I feel that something is not all that right. I didn't expect to be missing London 2 months before leaving it.
But life goes on I suppose. And one should take it one step at a time. Take everything with a pinch of salt and all that jazz.
As so far as New Year's Resolutions goes... I would like to keep mine as vague as possible as like how someone I know has done his. But knowing me, vague will just make me lazy.
So. Here goes.
1. Lose 10kg by June 2010
2. Lose another 10kg by December 2010
3. Go hiking or do some nature thing once a month
4. Recycle and save energy
5. Plant and grow a mango tree in the garden; plant a herb garden
We'll see how these ones go until the end of June. And if I'm on schedule, I'll add a Half Year's Resolution!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! MAY 2010 BRING YOU MORE HAPPINESS, SUCCESS AND JOY!
Posted at 12/31/2009 10:03:35 pm by Nuintheriel
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
I thought that I would really hate this town. I'm glad to see that that premonition did not come true. Although, there are things that still annoy me to the max, like people who are walking in front of you suddenly stop to talk and you need to swerve not to run into them (tho now i dont care and i just walk thru), like idiots who light up a ciggarette in the middle of a crowd whilst waiting for the cast of Sherlock Holmes to pass by, like people looking for their Oyster cards in front of the gate thus holding up the line...
But I do like the diversity of people living here, how you can see people trying to make an effort to understand and to be understood, how the theatres are only a 5 or 10 minute walk from my apartment, how you can find anything you want to eat almost immediately...
Tho, nowadays, there are times when I can't wait to leave, I know now that I will miss London.
Posted at 12/23/2009 10:11:04 pm by Nuintheriel
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Just a little bit more.
Posted at 12/20/2009 7:44:13 pm by Nuintheriel
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Posted at 12/15/2009 1:08:47 pm by Nuintheriel
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Bite Me. Please? (^_^)v Vampire Diaries Q&A, London
It all started after I finished reading the Twilight saga and whilst waiting for Jacob.. I mean, New Moon to start playing in the cinemas. I needed my vampire fix and True Blood was totally out of the questions. It just didn't fit into my vision of vampires. And Anna Paquin's accents really bugged me. Don't get me wrong. I love the Southern accent - it's awesome and sounds like warm honey. But Anna's.. was nvm.
So I came across the Vampire Diaries. I thought it was going to be like Twilight. It was kinda like Twilight. But in all fairness, the Vampire Diaires books were older than Twilight. Paul and Nina have awesome chemistry in the series and I do find myself rooting for the girl. Unlike Bella. (=_=)" Bella.
But Damon. Damon. Damon. Edward can go suck it. Damon is awesome! Okay, fine. It's not fair to compare Damon to Edward because essentially their characters are different. I just liked saying it. (Or typing it, if you want to get technical) Stefan is the 'Edward' and even Stefan is awesome-r than Edward Cullen! Sorry R-Obsessed people.
So last night I get a tweet from Sush saying that Ian Somerhalder will be in London. She told me to go take pictures of him. I did better! ;)
And now her official position is: @ farkkkkkkkkkkkk!!! I will hate you foreverrrr HOW did u get to take a picture with him????
The story goes, Hazu-chan left me at the Apple Store on Regent St all alone to send his friend back to Birmingham. All fine and dandy. The Q&A finished, and people started leaving the place. I started to head back home when I saw a small group of people crowding around what COULD be the back exit to the Apple Store. I went to kepoh. True enough, 15 minutes later, the 3 leads of Vampire Diaries came out and were awesome and nice to take pictures and give out autographs to their fans. I went up to Ian and asked for a picture with him to which he answered "Sure, darling."
Piercing.blue.eyes = instant mental shutdown.
Since I was alone, he took my camera and snapped the shot. Said my thanks, he smiled and said "You're welcome" and I backed out to let some other lucky girl get her turn! ;) Snapped pictures of Paul and Nina! Wanted pictures with them but they had to leave before their transport were issued tickets.
Walked home babbling like an idiot on the phone to Sue and Jade.
Posted at 12/12/2009 11:56:43 pm by Nuintheriel
Friday, August 28, 2009
How I wish I could be on THAT legal team! Still keeping up with things going on in J and K world and here's the latest update from koreantimes!
MAJOR SUPPORT FROM CASSIOPEIA!
More than 120,000 fans of the K-pop idol group TVXQ, which is embroiled
in legal battle against its agency, filed a collective petition with
the human rights agency on Friday, judging a working contract made
between three members of the group and their agency to be “unfair” and
“inhumane.”Three representatives of the fans visited the
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Seoul and submitted the
petition and a bulky package of papers with their signatures of support.They
said in a statement, “The contract banning TVXQ members from changing
their agency for 13 years since their debut is the same as a life-long
working contract, which is extremely disadvantageous to the singers.”They
claimed the period is far longer than that of other agencies. “Singers
have the right to change their agency to one offering better
conditions. Under the contract, however, they have no choice but to
work with the present agency virtually until they retire. This is an
infringement of human rights,” the statement said.A NHRC spokesman told The Korea Times, “It will take at least three months to the complete investigation of the case.”The
controversy over the five-member group’s working contract touched off
early this month after three of its members ― Micky, Xiah and Hero ―
asked the Seoul Administrative Court to terminate the validity of their
contract with their agency, SM Entertainment. The other two members,
Max and U-Know, did not take part in the action.According to
the legal document filed, the agency prohibited their freedom as
artists by claiming that the group’s and members’ activities belonged
to the agency, requiring them to follow the agency’s demands to appear
at certain performances and broadcasts, and to stay under the agency’s
wing for 13 years.Reports of dissension started circulating about a month ago.The
three members were said to have conflicting interests with SM regarding
their private business endeavors in the makeup industry. Max and
U-Know, meanwhile, had been busy pursuing individual acting careers in
TV soaps in addition to their work with the group.This raised
concern among fans about the group’s potential breakup. Despite the
rumor of internal conflicts, the five singers appeared all together, as
planned, at a concern in Japan early this month.SM said, “TVXQ
is a group that represents Asia and we believe that their career should
continue. We hope to figure things out soon.”TVXQ debuted in
2004 with the album “Hug” and shot to stardom in Korea, Japan and other
parts of Asia. Their subsequent albums were well received and their
fourth album, “Mirotic,” released last year, sold 500,000 copies here
despite sluggishness in the Korean record market.
Note to SM, never pick a fight with Korean fans. With a huge ass lawsuit hanging over SM's head, fans have now SHOVED human rights violation claim against SM!
Your move. *sinister grin*
Posted at 8/28/2009 8:58:26 pm by Nuintheriel
Embarassing! Really embarassing! Section 23 'residents' "march" (?!)
Received a Tweet from Yaya this afternoon about the bullshit that's going on in Shah Alam.
Read HERE @ The Malaysian Insider.
Edit: Watch it HERE.
Edit: The video is ridiculous. I cannot believe that these people are not yet locked up in a school somewhere. Why issit that when one disagrees, it cannot be brought to a table for proper civilised negotiation? Instead of marching through the streets, insulting a lot of people right, front, left and centre, to make a point(?) (which by the way has no basis is logic watsoever).
Bodo punya manusia. I am ashamed that these people are Malaysians.
Now, here I wonder where these people were educated. If they claim to be the Muslims they are, they should be welcoming people of different races and different religions to live together. Isn't that what happened during the Hijrah? People from Mecca went to Madinah to live and at that time, not EVERYONE in Madinah were Muslims. (=_=)" Of course there were problems here and there, but they were resovled in a civilised manner. Now, if people can live like that 1400 years ago, why have these people from Section 23 Shah Alam devolved into idiots with no brains? (^_^)'
"The "residents" said that the construction of a Hindu temple in a 90 per cent Malay- Muslim neighbourhood was insensitive because activities there would disrupt their lives.
They claimed that the "noise" from the temple would disturb their own praying, and that they would not be able to function properly as Muslims."
Now that is plain bullshit. If these 'Muslims' use these kinds of comments, then well, who isn't to say that our Azan that goes off 5 times a day, one at the break of dawn, is not "noise" that disrupts other people's praying/sleeping/bla bla bla that they have to do during those times.
What is soooo wrong about having a Hindu temple in a 90% majority Muslim community? And since when is the Muslim and Malay spirit has anything to do with secluding ourselves from the rest of the world, from difference, from acceptance, from diversity? If anything, it could be a good thing! The Malay-Muslims would be able to see and experience things that they normally won't go out of their way to, like witnessing Hindu rituals and prayers and vice versa.
"With a temple on our residential area, we cannot function properly as Muslims. The temple will disrupt our daily activities like prayers in the Surau. We cannot concentrate with the sounds coming from the temple," stated Zurit.
And to argue a case like this by using things like "one will not be able to concentrate whilst praying" is plainly unacceptable! Concentration whilst praying or khusyu' is not something one can automatically get if the surrounding is quiet. Sure it helps, but to equate external noises with not being able to concentrate whilst praying is idiotic. What about what you're thinking whilst praying? Who is to argue that you're not thinking about what to have for buka or when is the next time you can go to the driving range or what to get at the next sale?
When asked whether members of the protest were affiliated with any organisations or movements, Ibrahim claimed that the people present today were members of PAS, PKR as well as Umno who are "united in the name of Islam and the Malay spirit."
To say that the protest is in the "united name of Islam and the Malay spirit" is an insult to the rest of us thinking, practicing Muslims and Malays. Not everyone is against progress and understanding one another.
I think that by protesting against the building of the temple is an insult to Muslims and Malays if I were to speak in Mohd. Zurit Bin Ramli's language. By protesting, the 'residents' of Section 23 are saying that Muslims and Malays alike will not be able to perform their prayers or live in harmony IF there are other factors that come into play. Other factors by that I do mean, people of a different race and religion, difference and not conforming to the backward ways of thinking and just not accepting different people.
I think people should give Malays and Muslims some credit. Not everyone is your typical (?) media described Malay or Muslim - if anything, it would be a small, tiny, miniscule group of the population who make to much noise. Empty cans, people. Empty cans. (^_^)v Most of us, practicing Muslims and Malays are open and not afraid of change. In fact, we welcome it. Why should we be stuck in ways that are no longer of use?
One should NEVER be a Muslim or a Malay who follows blindly what other people say. Question and think, but don't forget to ask for guidance. Ijtihad, boys and girls. The word is Ijtihad. :)
And to threaten bloodshed because someone doesn't wanna share some space with another Malaysian, well that's just plain childish.
Thank you 'residents' of Section 23 Shah Alam. Once again, you've made our trudge to proper racial intergration and progess a little bit harder than before. (=_=)" It's Ramadhan and this is what you come up with? Iman takder?
I am a Muslim. I am a Malay. And I wear that identity proudly and with dignity.
Grow a brain and go to Sekolah Agama pls. I did. And it obviously did me some good. At least I know when to SHARE! Hmph.
Posted at 8/28/2009 4:22:26 pm by Nuintheriel
Monday, August 24, 2009
Those who have listened to me whine about Hamlet during my A-Level years would know that I think Hamlet is a complete idiot who cannot decide anything for himself - that he needs to talk himself into avenging his father's death throughout the whole 3 hours of the bloody play before the slaughter of the royal family in the last 5 minutes of the tragedy; that he is a coward compared to Laertes who is more decisive and over-complicates things unlike the ever calm observing Horatio.
Secondly, I've never really been a fan of Jude Law. Because of his movies. Nothing really interested me, and some where quite bad - and the one that I actually liked, well - he was only narrating. He has a nice voice tho.
So, I was prepared to accept the reality that there would be a possibility that I would not enjoy Hamlet because of that fundamental character trait that I cannot get over. =_=" Even though, we waited 8 hours through the night for tickets. (We got brilliant seats tho!)
I am VERY HAPPY to say that I did enjoy the show and that Mr. Law put on a very good show as Hamlet! I normally find myself becoming fed-up with Hamlet's character (esp. the one played by Kenneth Brannagh!) and feeling happy when Laertes cuts him with his sword - but this time, I felt, sorry for Hamlet. He was more of a childish character - one I could see why the people of Denmark loved him. He was intelligent and witty and though it surprises me to say this, loveable and pitiful.
[beginning of the wait]
[after the show @ stage door]
Claudius, I liked a lot! Because he seemed to be a more modern/political King rather than an normal old knivving weasel who married his brother's widow.
Polonius is thin! I thought he would be round! But I liked.
I didn't quite feel comfortable with Horatio - he was too panicky and I thought he was supposed to be the calm observer of the tragedy in the making.
[fans waiting for Jude Law]
So yesh. I'm happy I got to see Hamlet on its very last day of production!
And though I am looking forward to him as Dr. Watson - at the moment, I think Mr. Law should remain on stage, he's soo much better in theatre anyway! Apparently Robert Downey Jr was watching the show too! I dunno how he ninja-ed his way in - no one made a fuss that he was there!
[He was nice to sign all the programmes and posters shoved his way! We got ours signed too! Bug even got her poster signed!]
Next thing to look forward to? Jacob Black in New Moon! ;)
[the last show's goodbye!]
Posted at 8/24/2009 2:09:42 am by Nuintheriel
Friday, August 21, 2009
The 12 most annoying types of Facebookers
I have a routine on FB. Check my inbox, get through the notifications, and requests and reminders then hiding quizzes from my feed, then hiding the people who do too many quizzes from my feed. (^_^);
Then Vic sent me a link on CNN about the 12 most annoying types of FB users. I think all of us have some of the traits in these - like stalking people, I mean, looking at new photos on FB when we're bored, or reading what people share on FB, or commenting real time during football matches - which normally get people to spew hate comments/mail to each other~
This is awesome! Want to know whether you're an annoying FB-er? (^_^)v I think I might be a Crank or a Paparazzo~ Slightly only ne~ Heh~
By Brandon Griggs
(CNN) -- Facebook, for better or worse, is like being at a big party with all your friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers.
Facebook can be a great tool, and an occasional annoyance. What kind of Facebooker are you?
There are lots of fun, interesting people you're happy to talk to when they stroll up. Then there are the other people, the ones who make you cringe when you see them coming. This article is about those people.
Sure, Facebook can be a great tool for keeping up with folks who are important to you. Take the status update, the 160-character message that users post in response to the question, "What's on your mind?" An artful, witty or newsy status update is a pleasure -- a real-time, tiny window into a friend's life.
But far more posts read like navel-gazing diary entries, or worse, spam. A recent study categorized 40 percent of Twitter tweets as "pointless babble," and it wouldn't be surprising if updates on Facebook, still a fast-growing social network, break down in a similar way.
Combine dull status updates with shameless self-promoters, "friend-padders" and that friend of a friend who sends you quizzes every day, and Facebook becomes a daily reminder of why some people can get on your nerves.
Here are 12 of the most annoying types of Facebook users:
(=_=)" The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore. "I'm waking up." "I had Wheaties for breakfast." "I'm bored at work." "I'm stuck in traffic." You're kidding! How fascinating! No moment is too mundane for some people to broadcast unsolicited to the world. Just because you have 432 Facebook friends doesn't mean we all want to know when you're waiting for the bus.
(~_~)* The Self-Promoter. OK, so we've probably all posted at least once about some achievement. And sure, maybe your friends really do want to read the fascinating article you wrote about beet farming. But when almost EVERY update is a link to your blog, your poetry reading, your 10k results or your art show, you sound like a bragger or a self-centered careerist.
(-_~) The Friend-Padder. The average Facebook user has 120 friends on the site. Schmoozers and social butterflies -- you know, the ones who make lifelong pals on the subway -- might reasonably have 300 or 400. But 1,000 "friends?" Unless you're George Clooney or just won the lottery, no one has that many. That's just showing off.
(>o<)" The Town Crier. "Michael Jackson is dead!!!" You heard it from me first! Me, and the 213,000 other people who all saw it on TMZ. These Matt Drudge wannabes are the reason many of us learn of breaking news not from TV or news sites but from online social networks. In their rush to trumpet the news, these people also spread rumors, half-truths and innuendo. No, Jeff Goldblum did not plunge to his death from a New Zealand cliff.
(>.<)" The TMIer. "Brad is heading to Walgreens to buy something for these pesky hemorrhoids." Boundaries of privacy and decorum don't seem to exist for these too-much-information updaters, who unabashedly offer up details about their sex lives, marital troubles and bodily functions. Thanks for sharing.
(^_^)" The Bad Grammarian. "So sad about Fara Fauset but Im so gladd its friday yippe". Yes, I know the punctuation rules are different in the digital world. And, no, no one likes a spelling-Nazi schoolmarm. But you sound like a moron.
(^_~)" The Sympathy-Baiter. "Barbara is feeling sad today." "Man, am I glad that's over." "Jim could really use some good news about now." Like anglers hunting for fish, these sad sacks cast out their hooks -- baited with vague tales of woe -- in the hopes of landing concerned responses. Genuine bad news is one thing, but these manipulative posts are just pleas for attention.
(~o~)! The Lurker. The Peeping Toms of Facebook, these voyeurs are too cautious, or maybe too lazy, to update their status or write on your wall. But once in a while, you'll be talking to them and they'll mention something you posted, so you know they're on your page, hiding in the shadows. It's just a little creepy.
(-_-)* The Crank. These curmudgeons, like the trolls who spew hate in blog comments, never met something they couldn't complain about. "Carl isn't really that impressed with idiots who don't realize how idiotic they are." [Actual status update.] Keep spreading the love.
(^_^); The Paparazzo. Ever visit your Facebook page and discover that someone's posted a photo of you from last weekend's party -- a photo you didn't authorize and haven't even seen? You'd really rather not have to explain to your mom why you were leering like a drunken hyena and French-kissing a bottle of Jagermeister.
(@_@) The Maddening Obscurist. "If not now then when?" "You'll see..." "Grist for the mill." "John is, small world." "Dave thought he was immune, but no. No, he is not." [Actual status updates, all.] Sorry, but you're not being mysterious -- just nonsensical.
(*_*)" The Chronic Inviter.
"Support my cause. Sign my petition. Play Mafia Wars with me. Which 'Star Trek' character are you? Here are the 'Top 5 cars I have personally owned.' Here are '25 Things About Me.' Here's a drink. What drink are you? We're related! I took the 'What President Are You?' quiz and found out I'm Millard Fillmore! What president are you?" You probably mean well, but stop. Just stop. I don't care what president I am -- can't we simply be friends? Now excuse me while I go post the link to this story on my Facebook page.
So... which one are YOU?
Posted at 8/21/2009 1:03:36 pm by Nuintheriel