Thursday, June 28, 2012

nadia (about her trip to cambodia): i wanted to adopt some kids but turns out they all have parents. sad. :P

haha! i have very funny and strange friends indeed.

life is fun with awesome friends, and i'm blessed to have my uni mates, church peeps and some high school buddies with me. cant name them all but just to let you know each and everyone of you are significant to me, in my life. :) <3

i thank God for you all.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

the sun comes out anyway

looks like i've not been selected to stay in my collge for next sem. to be honest i'm not worried or bothered at all haha coz im frm pj so i hv a home to stay :) so..wht about applying to 9th collge? they have a very strong choir *wriggles eyebrows* but i shouldn't get my hopes too high, because underdogs can win too.

 anyway, here's my opinion on having auditions. the main reason for it is to know whether one sings in pitch, whereas the secondary reason is to hear one's voice quality, not the other way around like how i tink my previous collge did. in my opinion la haha. 

so henceforth, think wisely as to what the word 'audition' means. :) teehee.

ok project composing black-gospel music for a friend begins.....NOW.

Monday, June 25, 2012

meet pearly, my good friend.

we can have strange conversations about mcds; what we ordered, the price, how did it taste etc. 

we (or at least I am) are hardcore fans of mcds.


i erased our pictures coz it's P&C. 

get real lah

irony: an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

the beauty of irony. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

sly fox.

there's a wolf beneath a sheep's skin. 

yes, i do have a few friends who fit the description above. =/ took them a year to reveal their true colours. haha well. secret's out. ;)

off to malacca frm tmr onwards 'til sunday for cf committee planning. xtremely lazy to pack since i just brought bk my stuff on monday and hv to re-pack again. see laziness again. tsktsk. hols taking a toll on me.

"empty your hands, of overheard conversations." -The weepies.

Monday, June 18, 2012


and with that Year 1 comes to an end! *throws confetti and pops champagne* wow. so. I have successfully completed my first year in Universiti Malaya. speechless. 

I can't pen down every single thing that happened in Year 1, but all I can say is it was a journey I'll remember as a freshie. :) 

just one word: thank you God.

to-do list for holidays: haha:(after all the camps and bla):
1)read novels
2)rest, watch the movies nadia gave meh
3) hang out. with ppl older and younger than me.
4) sloth as much, be a couch potato as much.
5) poetry? nah. maybe. ok fine yes. i need to consult some poetry masters. 
6) go skiing
7) create a solution for Alzeimer's. 
8) meet Coldplay. and the weepies. n the bird n the bee.

ok brilliant, the list is set.

Billie Yusak reminded me frm her vid tht she tagged me: that despite all things tht happened, I'm reminded that there's hope. Thx billie.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

call me? not.

ok. I have done something terrible, especially to the music dept in my brain. I have mencemarkan it, because i think 'call me maybe' is quite a catchy song. Yup. No-brainer lyrics and tune. But why? why is the chorus so catchy?? 

after listening to The Weepies, john mayer, The Civil Wars, the bird & the bee and other legendary bands with deep meanings in their lyrics and brilliant tunes, this song is a far cry from it. like, not even close.

but WHy. why did it garner 111 million views?? and why is the tune soo addictiveee. 

after listening it twice and singing along to the chorus, i actually did a headpalm and said whats wrong with me??? nooo. a disgrace to good music. :P

Yes. Someone shoot me please kthxbai.

amazing love.

think about his love, think about his goodness
think about his GRACE that's brought us through....

Comic #3

click onnit. :) happy saturrrrrday.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Comic #2

1 more paper to go and here comes many many exciting things to come. Unicorns, rainbows, chocolates and makans. oh ya and composing black gospel music for a friend's show. gotta submit this thing before i head off to camerons in july for 3 weeks! feeling a bit pressured but hey, no stress no stress. i can do this. I can compose music!! huphup. if not i can always er pass the baton to joseph the music boss. bahaha no lah. that one will be worst case scenario.

anyway. here's another comic strip.

happy flydayyy.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


you have to click on the picture to view it. and pls do so, it's a good one!

i love these kinds of comics. there's some dark humour to it. not your typical predictable comic strips. Disturbing, yes a bit but at least it lingers on your mind longer and makes you go 'whut?'

stay tuned for more. :) happy thursday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ya lor, cannot meh.

so here's the thing; malaysians are really awesome and unique in such a way that we have our own slang aka manglish. Like: Hey how are you LA? Cannot MEH? Sure BOH? ABUDEN? Sure can WAN. AIYO. Can LOR. Can AH? 

hahaha. I have said the above a million times. Guilty, but proud to be guilty. It's embedded in me and I can't get it out! I say lah everyday, in almost every sentence (except during presentations. But it's difficult). And every malaysian I know says that, even msians who have studied abroad for years and has come home. :) 

It's a malaysian thing lah.

But it's also a connector, a bridge with other msians as well. It's like a universal (or malaysianiversal. HA) slang where all malaysians can understand. 

so here I am, proud to say that I use manglish. And I know most uM lecturers don't like it, but a-ha here's the catch; they say it too! so,a very simple solution to avoid being called a hypocrite: Don't say manglish lor. Ta-da. Don't get me wrong, i ain't pointing fingers at any lecturer. I'm merely pointing out the truth, no?  >:-) Cheers to manglish!

On a different note, seeing malaysia and life in general through the lens of a 21year old is very different. I realized that my views and opinions have broadened and I tend to disagree with a lot of things adults say, forming my own opinions and having this gut feeling that I'm right. At this age, things are slowly unfolding, peeling, revealing its ugly side and lemme tell you, it can come as a shock, but taking it as an adult (21 yrs old mah must puji diri sedikit) I try to stay level-headed and cool. And it helps, being able to think maturely.

And I like what's happening. I like how my thoughts/opinions/stand are being moulded and refined as I grow older. Like they say, with age comes wisdom. The older, the wiser. And it is true. It's a fact. I have grown so so much. And I can't wait to grow more each day, soaking up everything; politically, spiritually, physically...:)

Welcome to adulthood, TM. This is just the beginning.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Top 2

lately i've been into these bands, The Bird & The Bee and The Weepies. Yup weird music but definitely very nice. I can't describe that sensation. Indescribable. 

Presenting to you, the burung & the lebah:

that comprises of:

Inara George (right, and also the 'bird') and Greg Kurstin (the 'bee'). Cute name right? Amazing music. more like weird, queer, strange but soothing music. Love this group.

Band no. 2 is The Weepies. I assume the word 'weepies' came from 'weep', which is "to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears.' (Quote But their songs are not weepy-ish! They're soothing too and the lyrics are pretty meaningful.

It's also a two-man band:

husband & wife duo, Deb Talan & Steve Tannen. I usually listen to the weepies at night and i tell you it's an incredible feeling. :-)

cheers to weird and quirky music.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

pun intended

so the heat is on for our exams and so far so good. 3 more papers to go and the door is closed for year 1. 

anyway a friend posted something on fb today and it made my day lah. 

and here are some pics that i just had to post it here. funny.

this stool pic is my FAV. HAHA. 

Don't you find them funny? Or do i have a very lame sense of humour? -_-

Monday, June 04, 2012


gangly, freckly and thin
unnoticeable, what a sin
wore a unique pink pin
embedded with shards of crystals 
fit only for the Queen of Mystic Falls.

The pin
profound in size
accentuated her auburn hair
camouflaging her resentful glare 
at a man in a distance with a beauty by his side; a lovely pair.

She was once his lover - oh, they were so in love!
But their passion faded within time; lost, alas
thus baring herself to loneliness.
And all that's left of him,
his gift to her,
is that


a random composition of my own. :P i think got some grammatical errors la but dun care lah.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

what is a swing beat?

Quote Wiki: 
In jazz and related musical styles, the term "swing" is used to describe the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or "groove" created by the musical interaction between the performers, especially when the music creates a "visceral response" such as feet-tapping or head-nodding (see pulse). The term "swing" is also used to refer to several other related jazz concepts including the swung note (a "lilting" rhythm of unequal notes) and the genre of swing, a jazz style which originated in the 1930s. As Swing Jazz was dance music and coevolved together with Swing dances such as Lindy Hop the term Swing can be understood as music that makes you want to dance. Even though there is overlap between these concepts, music from any era of jazz or even from non-jazz music can be said to have "swing" (in the sense of having a strong rhythmic groove or feel).

and that is what I learnt from the music maestro himself after church today. the amount of talent he has, mygawsh it's purely God's gift. *kowtow*

Saturday, June 02, 2012

a makeover!

whee a makeover for my blog. i don't know what made me do it. i think it's 'cause Year 1 is coming to an end so.. tata old blog and hello new one. 

it's pink yup but i'm okay with pink. 

anyway a happy June to you :) 

Friday, June 01, 2012

good music by a good band.