Sunday, 31 March 2019

Friday, 1 September 2017

August, The Bummer

August came in like any other month but throughout the course of it, it's been rough. Preparing for the workshop kept me busy so I wouldn't have to face the reality of it. Now that it was over, I'm stumped by the predicaments that occurred.

Seeing a very close friend off. The day was expected. Months before I told myself it'll be okay. I was wrong. Day by day, it gets bearable.

Getting my results back from semester 1 was definitely a bummer. Expected but still disappointed. Everyone seemed ahead of me and I never knew how to bring myself forward. Am I looking at the right place to improve myself? I know the beginning is always the hardest but why was it so difficult for me to mature conceptually. Why were my views so stagnant. Why couldn't I absorb and understand the things I observe as well. Was there something amiss about me.

Another was the loss of a love one. Did I take for granted seeing him as I grew up. I knew it inevitable especially when the tragedy struck. Your health deteriorated and before I knew it, you were gone. I'll miss you terribly, but at least I know you wouldn't suffer mortal pain anymore.


Monday, 31 July 2017

Kuching

During my mid semester break, I had the chance to travel Kuching with a uni friend of mine. It was the first time I traveled far without the company of my family (not including camps), specifically my parents. It's a very experience travelling with my parents and with my friend. Definitely parents would some how drag you to places and squeeze out every bit of energy off you. This is just a personal opinion of course hahah.

The weather in Kuching was fairly pleasant despite the light showers in the evenings during my whole stay.

The view from my hotel room. Pretty strategic place if I must say.













I had fun throughout the whole trip. The company I was with made it fun. Hopefully the next time I go to Kuching, I would pay a visit to Damai beach and the Cultural Village!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

PRE-DEGREE

Almost forgotten about the existence of this blog but definitely loads had happened since I last wrote here. When I last posted, I have just ended my foundation year. Currently, I'm at the end of my first semester in degree and being left with final exams.

Here's some updates before I started my degree in March.


I went to Aquaria for the second time. The first time being 2 years ago. Not much has changed since then but the company made it a different experience. We went on a weekday so it wasn't as crowded and definitely no screaming children along the place. I guess it was any typical place you would see people have dates etc. The place isn't anything special to be honest but who you go with really changes the whole situation of it.


It was those rare moments where I would see all my uni friends and we would just chill. Definitely the calm before the storm that degree was bound to bring. Ironically, it was lent and I told myself I wouldn't eat meat. Let say I didn't fully sacrifice for lent this year. The barbecue was good, the conversations were also good but the cherry on top of it was the company I was with.


This chocolate cake was so rich. The good kind. Usually I never fancy sweets which were too rich because they tend to leave a weird after feeling on my teeth. This was an exception. Then again, I just really love chocolate.


My first blood donation of the year, third one in my life. It was the first time I had to be the adult of the household and start driving around to run errands. Definitely something to remember. It was nice to see my peers donating their blood for the first time and comforting them in between.


I went back to crocheting for awhile since it was the break.



I went back to my mum's hometown, the first time in 3 years. Much has changed, roads have changed, shops have evolved but the people ever growing.


Another crocheting attempt, this time a pokeball!


The first time I had this kind of ice cream sandwich. It was good and cheap but I never understand why it was so difficult to find. It only ever appears when I have no money with me or not in the mood for ice cream. Terrible.

This is basically a gist of what I did prior to starting my degree.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Last Hurdle

Basically, I almost at the end of my course and in 3 weeks I can kiss my foundation good bye. Looking back, I can safely say that, it really put me out of my comfort zone of exams and textbooks kind of education. I didn't have a particularly good start and sometimes felt inferior to my peers who seem to know so much more than me. Thankfully, my mum reminded me that it really is a learning journey and it will definitely be difficult. That was the beauty of learning in this course.

With only my final submissions left, I feel a bit relieved. Through the sleepless nights, constant breakouts, messed up sleeping schedule and in the brink of temperamental outbursts, I look forward for a month long hibernation before degree brings back all these predicaments in a larger scale.

Aside from university, the year has started off in a very hectic manner but I am very very thankful for the people who have helped me.

I tasted IKEA meatballs for the first time (I didn't even order this but my friend graciously let me try one)
 Driving to such places for the first time was quite nerve-wrecking but a good exposure nonetheless.
Found a place in Subang that served close to the authentic Terengganu food!

English Oral Presentation AKA sweat in clothes I haven't worn since graduation 
A showcase of the recent graduates works in architecture


Thanks cameraman

A cake to match my sister's pettiness (pft)

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Break

After non-stop submissions for the last three days, I can finally sleep on my bed. Sleep really does feel more like a privilege than a right now. Doesn't help the fact I'm prone to break outs and I already lack sleep as it is.I really need to take better care of myself.

Just as semester 2 started, I see quite a handful of my classmates somehow just getting together. I'm genuinely happy for them, they even have a glow in their faces nowadays. Of course with all relationships, it does get a bit difficult to communicate with them but nothing too big of a deal.

2016 is almost drawing to an end and its been one hell of a ride ☺

Omaya was so good but so pricey. I can feel my wallet cry.

I SAW LANG LEAV IT WAS SO EXHILARATING



What I would do just to taste this all again 


Vegan desserts! Though the black sesame cake tasted like bread. 

The back view from SIC.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Drawing Close

It's been awhile since my last post, and I'm down to my last couple months of foundation. December is drawing in close and definitely a lot has happened. A year ago, I was definitely at my unhappiest (is this even a word) but right now, though things may be stagnant, I feel a lot lighter. Things didn't get easier but I became I little more resilient. New experiences are pleasant I must say.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Ending August

After the culturally eventful trip to Jogja, things slowed just a little but not far from being uneventful. I finally went for AniManGaki this year. Using up almost all my allowances that I've been saving up for conventions for the past couple of years. I don't even know if I can even save up in time for Comic Fiesta in December now. Nonetheless, I really did miss the feeling of going for a conventions, seeing artists sell their stuff, people cosplaying and people who had the same interests as me being comfortable. It was the kind of place where you didn't have to hide yourself. Most often than not I do get ridiculed for having such interests because anime and so on tend to give unrealistic expectations of reality but that's the thing. It's meant to be a creative outlet for people to get away from the logics of reality and into a fictional world filled with all kinds of feels. 

This time around I didn't spend too much money on badges and keychains. Especially learning from past experiences that they don't last as well, so I invested on merchandise which can actually last long. I got myself another shirt from Chapter One. The first time I layed my eyes upon them was when I went to Comic Fiesta for the first time and saw their prints. They're based in Thailand and would usually come down to Malaysia for conventions like these! Other than a shirt, I got an acrylic pin and a water brush. The water brushes and other stationery supplies are quite cheap compared to other sites and places here. Other things would be early bird tickets for CF and some things for other people. I stayed there til the end, just before the concert started. When most of the booths have packed up and gone.

How it feels seeing someone sharing the same interests as you. This also applies when you see an artist whip up a good drawing of your ship.
When you're surrounded by people who don't understand your interests.
My friend cosplaying as Sharkkan from Magi!




Thursday, 8 September 2016

Jogjakarta

Finally coming back to this blog after some time. I gave a good revamp on the theme since the old one started to become a bit well, outdated. By revamp I mean just download a simple theme off the internet since I have no skills on coding [laughs].

Still in the midst of semester break and I've doing quite a number of things but I'll mainly talk about my trip to Jogjakarta with my mum and her friends. I've compiled my days there into 3 videos. It was a very cultural experience. Something you need to keep an open mind with when travelling here. I've climbed a bit of the temples and walked around the streets of Jogja. 

Day 1


First thing I did before leaving for the airport was unwillingly drink chicken essence. Why? Because mother said it'd be good for me and I won't get exhausted too fast, especially during the climb. The journey to Jogja was smooth (thankfully). Hopefully the video is self-explanatory? They always said a picture speaks a thousand words, but what about a video instead.

Day 2

This was a full day's worth of recording. I remembered going into a slight state of panic as my phone memory was slowly becoming limited. At that moment I regretted not bringing my extra memory card. Luckily all I needed to do was purge some old pictures which I don't look into much anymore. To make the day more uncomfortable than it already was, I had a terrible terrible wardrobe malfunction. Not fun but luckily it wasn't at an obvious area.

Day 3 


The final day was mostly buying stuff for people back home. My mum's friend based in Jogja helped to bargain the best prices for us at the market. Nearby the market was a batik shop. They didn't JUST sell batik related things, but also some specialties of Jogja. I got myself a new purse since my old one started to peel really badly, leaving its remnants everywhere I went.

Here are some pictures I took whilst I was there. It isn't much since I was mostly recording videos.