Sunday, May 30, 2004

Going once, going twice, SOLD!

Actually I'm going to Genting Highlands in Pahang in just less than 12 hours and I've haven't slept or packed my bags yet! Guess the procrastination bug really did bit me bad... XD

I'm going together with my mom, brother and sister's families, and I'm going to have fun! I don't think I could blog normally unless there's an internet cafe up there that offers cheap internet access. I've heard rumours that they charge up to RM20 per hour! Well, if it's true, expect the next few blog posts to be sent through cellphone e-mail... My poor fingers... XD

Friday, May 28, 2004

Treasure life...

Voyage 2 - The Essential World Beat Collection
(EMI Recorded Music Asia Pacific + Warner Strategic Marketing | 2002)

Return To Innocence by Enigma (short version)
Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion
Love - Devotion
Feeling - Emotion

Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence

If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself, don't hide
Just believe in destiny

Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and lose the chance
To return to innocence

That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence

I remember when I was about 11 or 12 years old, I felt this strange sensation when I heard this song on a Singapore TV station. Maybe it was from a commercial, a movie or the video clip but I can't be sure where I heard it from. What I'm sure is that I was so spiritually relaxed and calmed that it left an imprint in my mind until today.

I played it on the VCD player for the umpteenth time in the row and I had finally realized the meaning of the song after a quick google, it made me realized that I knew there was something special about the song even though I was too young to comprehend the vague lyrics, it was somehow connected to my view on my life!

One of the video clips that was included when Enigma's DVD video clip collection was released in January 2004 is Return To Innocence. One of the reviews mentioned that the story of Return To Innocence was about a man's life in reverse compacted into a 4 minute clip. It starts off with him being old and he gets younger towards the end of the clip. Now, if the song made me think so hard, the video clip would even boggle my mind... Now I really want to watch the clip. NOW. Eheheh... too bad there's none available for download except for those in peer-to-peer programs like Kazaa and eMule, which I detest using.

Call me crazy but I believe in reincarnation, life after life. We get to live one lifetime as a human but some simply squander it away. There's so many things I've yet to experienced in the world, so many places to go to, so many things to do, so many things to learn. I've not only experienced happiness but pain, sadness and grief. Instead of them being an obstacle, I've felt that I've been motivated and determined to life my life to the max. Life is wonderful, treasure it.

I still remember that Mr. Pong once told us that one of his favourite songs is Lucky by Britney Spears. I don't know if anybody else had heard of the song before but I sure have. Mr Pong, I dedicate this song to you. Your murderers have been caught by the police and may you rest in peace.

Lucky by Britney Spears
This is a story about a girl named Lucky...

Early morning,
she wakes up
Knock, knock, knock
on the door
It's time for makeup,
perfect smile
It's you they're waiting for
They go...
"Isn't she lovely, this
Hollywood girl?"

And they say...
She's so lucky, she's a star
But she cry, cry, cries in her
lonely heart, thinking
If there's nothing missing
in my life
Then why do these tears come at

Lost in an image (image),
in a dream
But there's no one there to
wake her up
And the world is spinning, and
she keeps on winning,

But tell me what happens when
it stops?
They go...
"Isn't she lovely, this
Hollywood girl?"


"Best actress, and the
winner is...Lucky!"
"I'm Roger Johnson for Pop
News standing outside the
arena waiting for Lucky!"
"Oh, my
she comes!"

Isn't she lucky, this
Hollywood girl?
She is so lucky, but why does
she cry?
If there is nothing missing in
her life
Why do tears come at night?


Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Just some lyrics...

Voyage 2 - The Essential World Beat Collection
(EMI Recorded Music Asia Pacific + Warner Strategic Marketing | 2002)

Punjab by Karunesh
aao huzoor tumko, sitaron mein le chalo
dil jhoom jaaye aise, bahaaron mein le chaloon ,
aao huzoor tumko sitaron mein le chalo
dil jhoom jaaye aise, huzoor aao,
(aaaa, aaaa.....)
hai re mere, daatia javaan...
babul tere, ginane lejaania aye...
hai re mere, daadia javaan...
nahelate jo teri laado noeeee,
(chittiyan chittiyan.....)
babul tere..
pi jo teri laa(do) 'tiyan jab miya , des tod diya
(chittiyan chittiyan.....)
pi jo teri laado (ginane lejaania aye) noeeee.....
hai re mere , daadia javaan...
babul tere, ginane lejaania aye...
hai re mere , daadia javaan...
nahelate jo teri laado (ginane lejaania) noeeee,
(chittiyan chittiyan.....)
babul tere..
pi jo teri laado 'tiyan jab miya , des tod diya
(chittiyan chittiyan.....)
pi jo teri laado (ginane lejaania aye)noeeee.....
Lyrics credit to Hamsa.

I decided to post the lyrics to this song here, since it's hard to find sites with lyrics to this song...

From what I gathered, this song starts off with Hindi but the most of the rest are in Punjabi. It's about the grief of a daughter who's getting married and it's an old Punjabi folk song. The music is amazing, it sounds more like a "remix" song when the tunes are actually originally created by Karunesh. Karunesh (meaning "compassion" in Sanskrit) is a German man originally named Bruno Reuter. You've got to hear it for yourself...

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Wacky past few days...

And I thought I was doing my fish a favour, but the greedy fella ruined it all for me... It turns out he's a rock-eater. He bit the rocks that I bought on Wednesday to improve his surroundings and tried to chew it! XD Now I wonder what else I could do with a bag of white rocks worth 50 sen, hm...

Before the history paper was about to start on Thursday morning, some of the guys were shouting "si ka zhua!", which literally means "four-legged-snake" or lizard in Hokkien. I thought they were fooling around and ignored them. It wasn't until the guy sitting beside me pointed to the bottom of my chair that I noticed something was wrong. I looked around and couldn't see anything! So imagine the surprise I got when a 3-inch orangy-brown lizard jumped onto my left leg and hugged it! XD So I shook it and the lizard fell on the floor unhurt. I waved my hand in front of the lizard to shoo him away but it wasn't working, instead he climbed onto the leg of my chair and looked about to hop into my bag! He later came down and I accidentally scared him by shifting my foot. Although he ran, and he did ran fast, he ran in the wrong direction and now was heading towards the girls at the back of the class!

I sat there at the front of the class, observing the girls and guys freak out at the lizard while the teacher stood stupidly at one corner of the classroom. Fearing that he could get squished by a stupid student, and that the paper was about to start in the next 5 minutes, I walked to the back coolly and calmly and scooped the lizard up! It seemed that he was not going down without a fight and wriggled out from my hands and onto another student's desk! Shrieks were heard from the students as I managed to transpot him from the desk to the balcony outside the classroom. I think everybody sighed with relief after that... XD

The immature kid said to me that I had got my hands dirty with germs and bacteria but I shrugged him off more than I had shrugged the lizard when he hugged my legs... heh... The words also came from the same immature twat who suggested him and me lure a pair of baby birds out from their nest in the ceiling of the classroom with a bait. He then told me to catch the birds before they hit the ground and go "splat". I got fumed and flamed him in Hokkien with a dash of insults. XD

After the paper was over, I tried to search for the lizard, maybe thinking about keeping him as a pet but he was already gone... Oh well, another creature encountered. :)

These 4 pics show a spring-cleaning session in my class on May 3, 2004. The pics were part of a Moral Studies project and I wanted to scan them before I hand it in... I'm in the top-left one, second from right... Posted by Hello

Another rant

Israeli army destroys Rafah's only zoo and kills the animals.

More links from various sites here, here, here, here, here, here, here and a video news from Associated Press here.

It's bad enough the Israeli army kills Palestinians, they now kill defenceless animals in zoos? I'm so f***ing disgusted at these people. Like the owner had said, the evil shits do not deserve to be called "animals". The animals never deserved this...

Monday, May 17, 2004

Oh thank heavens!

I'm so glad that mom managed to get a replacement TV while the busted one is being repaired currently... Although it's small, okay, much smaller than the old one, I'm satisfied. Btw, it's official, I can't live without TV. :)

And now...

...this one through Gmail!

Okay okay, enough testing. I think I prefer blogging the old-fashioned way... :)


No comments feature for blogging through e-mail? And
that ugly blurb at the end of the post.. ugh... I'm
sending this one through Yahoo mail...

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Testing 123, testing 123...

I'm now posting an entry through one of my many e-mail accounts on the
internet... In case you were living under a virtual rock for these few
weeks, one of the new features of blogger is blogging through e-mail!

*Hits send*

Using a handphone prepaid card? Reload your credit online!

Sunday, May 16, 2004

No TV...

...for the past 24 hours! I can't believe that it's that excruciating! It's the second time in 3 months that the TV's gone busted... It's a six year old Samsung 29" TV... It was there when I watched the 1998 and 2002 World Cup, 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games and countless pirated VCD movies... I miss it!

What could this mean?

I just got up from a disturbing dream this morning. After I woke up, I wept. I can't remember the last time I cried that hard...

The dream places me in my own house, my parents are at the dining room talking and chatting, my aunt stopped by for a visit and was in the living room and I was in one of the bedrooms... Normally the walls of this room are blank, save the few hooks used to hang up clothes, in my dreams, the wall was lined up with some potted plants, behind the cupboard and up to the other side of the room. I was standing beside the cupboard when a cat jumped up onto it and proceeded to jump into the crack between the wall and the cupboard. The cat went in with a "thud" sound. I was shocked! I quickly pulled back the cupboard and found the cat bleeding profusely. He had hit himself on a plant with thorns. I brought him to the living room to find something to stop the blood but the only item I could find was a roll of toilet paper. I was getting worried as my hands were quickly filled with blood. I checked to see if he was alive but found a small hole in his head. He was dead already.

I screamed and cried, shouting "why???" from the top of my lungs, if only I had stopped him, he'd still be alive. It was then I woke up feeling very sad, but also with a tinge of relief that it was only a dream...

Saturday, May 15, 2004


I was at the Internet Movie Database site to check out some info about TV show and movies until I had found this comment on NBC's World's Most Amazing Videos. I was feeling sort of "oh wow, I can't believe that I agree with that guy so much!". It was then I realised that I was the person to write that comment one and a half years ago! Oh man... I was so different back then. So immature, so naive. XD


It's 2:25am as I type the entry, my stomach is more towards hungry than full. I'm sleepy but I want to be connected to the internet! I don't feel like playing much on Neopets at the moment but I sure am interested in surfing more of the internet...

After being plagued by a bad thumping headache yesterday that left me so lethargic that I couldn't lift my school bag. Oh yeah, and then there was this thumping headache... So anyway, yesterday was the third, yes you didn't hear it wrongly, third day that I was absent from school since the start of school in the year of 2004. Now this could be considered an accomplishment for me as I had been absent from school for a total of 30 days during last year. Don't blame the internet for that problem as the problem actually lies in sleepy old me, who couldn't be bothered to wake up at 6:30am to obtain knowledge.


Steering back on topic, I felt pretty lucky to not step out from my house at that time of the day, as there was a double funeral at the ground floor of my apartment block. One of the decesed was my grand-aunt, who passed away on Tuesday and cremated yesterday. And what surprising is that there was another fella who passed away a few days earlier and yet both of the coffins departed on the same day. My mom would call it vey unauspicious as funerals are very "yin" (yin and yang, geddit?) and could disrupt the "chi" of a person, therefore causing him or her to fall sick, or even in some serious cases, death through a spirit hooking onto and harassing the unlucky person. I prefer to believe that once a person is dead, he or she is d-e-d dead, I'm not that superstitious as my mom.


Back on topic again, I felt tired and lifeless and this awful headache throughout the whole day. I wasn't until this morning that everything became fine, or so I was led to believe. I had doubts about whether the damn headache will strike again in school. Luckily the worst was not meant to happen today, as I went through the whole day at school without any problems. ^_^ I even managed to run full speed for a whopping half lap! XD

Monday, May 10, 2004

Happy Mother's Day

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and in newspaper The Star, there was a comic especially for Mother's Day. This comic by Reggie Lee shows a mother cat carrying her kitten accross a busy highway, with cars and trucks blazing and the kitten saying "I ♥ you, Mom"... In my opinion, that was the most touching pic I had even saw in my whole life... To this animal lover, a pic of this cat touches me more than any pic of a human... I salute to you, Mom, and other Moms in this world, including animals... I'll post a pic of it when it appears online...

That's it, I've had enough!

I'm sticking with blogger! I've always had thoughts about switching to LiveJournal but hesitated and I thank my lucky stars I stuck with blogger. First, I got a chance to try out gmail before the public, and now, they've revamped and relaunched blogger, I love the new look! I've had doubts about LiveJournal, since it really isn't for me... To be honest, the only reason I own a LiveJournal acount is just to read my friends' blogs... >.> <.< ...and to... comment, that's it, comment! I wonder if the people at LiveJournal will kick me out of their site since it's the only place that links to this blog... heheh... XD

Saturday, May 08, 2004

Gmail r0xx!

I got a fabulous chance to test drive google's new e-maill service, gmail after logging into blogger last night... Talk about a belated birthday present from fate... XD It's pretty slick with 1Gigabytes of storage space and other features cool features that I hadn't played with yet... Bye bye e-mail overloading... Hello gmail! I wanted to try this out with others but it seems that nobody else I know has one... :| Btw, it's andylkl [at] gmail [dot] com

On another note, life has slowed down a bit, I spent my birthday doing tons of homework and changing the fish's water... hehe... Got 2 birthday wishes thread for me at PPT forums (courtesy of GlassCharm) and BookRelay forums... Darn, I've yet to reply to the BookRelay one.. >_< My exams start on the 19 and I need to get my butt off the computer chair soon... >_<

I'm still waiting for the latest news about but it seems Dei isn't getting this done soon, I think this shouldn't be a one-man-job, I'll talk to her once I her the chance too...

Btw, here's the new logo for

Pretty neat huh? It's designed by Alva, another member of the BookcrossingAsia team...