7/19/2005 12:23:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
Wahlau!!! What a weekend.....so dasyat until I had to wait till now to write about it. Too busy at work and hardly had time to curi-curi write in the office. Too long a story. :D
Since I still had my cash vouchers for Northam Hotel, I decided to take my 2 best buddies from college, SS & N and have us a jolly good time. SS arrived from Klang early Saturday morning (try 1am for early) and I fetched her at Juru toll and we were to meet N in Penang that afternoon. Her cravings for Penang food must have really been BAD for the first thing she said in the morning was, 'Let's go for breakfast la!! Please la......please la. I miss Penang food. Please la....' - gosh, talk about desperate for food. LOL!! So, the first thing we did was go for dim sum with mum and SS.
We shot off for Penang right after brekkie to meet N at the hotel. For me, the last time I saw N was last year when he came down for the holidays from Moscow. Being the sweety he is, he brought me loads of postcards, phonecards and pictures. And since he still is a sweety, this time, he brought me THREE fridge magnets!! WOOOHOOOO!!! Happy Yvy! :D And for SS, the last time she met him was some 7 years ago while we were all still in college (GAWD, that kinda makes me feel darn freaking OLD!) and you can imagine the amount of noise these people made when they saw each other!!! OMG......like some major headless chicken party going on!!! Lol.
Immediately after checking in, we sat our sweet-selves down and began updating each other. But seeing that we hadn't had lunch yet and these people where like craving for Penang food (maklumla SS was living ALL her life in Penang but just moved to Klang recently and N's been in Russia for the past year), we raced to the nearest nasi kandar shop, Khaleel along Gurney Drive and I bet food never tasted so heavenly to them up till that point. You could actually hear them sigh blissfully after each mouthful of nasi kandar - crazy people! As for me, no big deal la...have one right in town, some 5 minutes away from home. Before long , we were all stuffed. After that, we went to One Stop to....what else, visit my FAV stop lot - Chameleon. Those Penangites will know why....heheh, need no introduction. We spent quite some time at One Stop looking at costume jewellery and stuff. And was almost teatime by the time we left. As we were walking to my car, something glittering shone in my eyes. I looked down and couldn't believe my eyes - 3 rings!! 3 gold rings...I bent down, (had to dig a bit) and scooped up the rings. They were PURE gold! We quickly jumped into the car and all of us were chattering at once. All I heard was, 'Yada, yada...rings, bla bla bla, heavy, bla bla bla....'. It went on a while until I decided to stop it. We weren't even sure if they were gold or not until N took a close look and saw that it was - 916. Not bad I was thinking, I didn't really know what to do with it. I'd be stupid to give it up at the police station - I bet the policemen would have thought that I was some stupid nut to give up something like that. Anyways, called my mum and told her about it.
She, of course was hyper excited about the whole thing. But I told her that it may not be gold. Just in case. Malula if its not, right? Anyway, right after that piece of adventure, we made out way to Sam's Batik House at Penang Road. What a WONDERFUL place!!!! If you're into East India/British India type of clothes, this is the place to be at. Same kinda style and taste but at half or less than half the price!! I finally bought me my 'fisherman's pants' but they call it 'happy pants'. Well, I'm not complaining coz it made me happy since I finally found a pair which was at a reasonable price after MANY MANY years. :D Happy Yvy!! Definitely on my shopping list for clothes next time. Right after Sam's, we HAD to have more food. We crossed over to Kayu Nasi Kandar and had teh tarik (what's new for me) and SS ordered roti tisu (Made using the roti canai flour but spread out VERY VERY thinly before cooking and once cooked, its rolled up and sweetened condensed milk is poured slightly at the top to give it some sweetness) . When the waiter brought it, I swear I wished I brought my camera. The roti was HUGE......SUPER DUPER HUGE! It was so HIGH/TALL whatever you wanna call it. At least 2 feet long.......at least! I was speechless for a moment, but burst out laughing coz I couldn't take the SHOCKED look on SS face. She looked at me, looked at the roti and back at me, speechless!! A real classic look, if only my camera was with me, IF ONLY. Sigh.
After mu-mum, we went back to the hotel and did ourselves a fashion show. Me parading in my happy pants, N in his chinese kung fu suit (he bought 2 pairs) and SS in her fringe wrap around skirt. And then, we talked and we talked and we talked......we talked for at least 4 hours before we realized that we hadn't had dinner yet. So we got off our butts and made our way to where else but Northam Beach Cafe. I just cant get over how good the oysters are there. Of course I recommended it and we of course had it together with some loh bak, satay and ikan bakar (spicy grilled fish). We were eating like as if there was no tomorrow. There goes my dairy diet out the window and into the sea by Gurney Drive. Sigh. By the time we finished out food and went back to the hotel, its was already late, about 11.30pm or so. The thought of clubbing crossed our minds but to think that by the time we get dressed up and pretty ourselves, it would be too late so we did the next best thing - jump into the jacuzzi in the room!! Yup...its true, we were crazy and small enough (NOT!) to fit into the jacuzzi. Its true that Northam has the LARGEST bath tub of all and darn it, we had to make FULL use of it. Was so funny to see 3 baby elephants stuffing themselves in that large tub, but when all's said and done, it was fun. And that was the only thing that mattered to us. :D We only went to bed at about 2am.
The next day after having brekkie in the hotel, I extended out room to 6pm so we would have the whole day to ourselves. By the time we got dressed and ready to go out, it was ALMOST lunch time but since we weren't that hungry, we just got into the car and started driving around. Not really knowing where to go, we decided to go for lunch somewhere in Green Lane and we had the famous chee cheong fun. I really didn't expect it to be good but man, it was DELICIOUS!!!! Must eat again. :D After 'lunch', we decided to go to the beach but along the way, it started to drizzle but we took our chances and well, it was a good decision. The weather was perfect and we found a super spot just behind Naza Hotel. The beach was empty so we were pretty much alone except for maybe 2 kids running around and this old man who kept walking up and down the beach collecting mussels (?). Well, it looked like mussels to me anyway, really huge mutated ones too. I was thinking how nice it would be if he could pick up the rubbish that he saw and ignorantly passed by as he walked up and down the beach collecting his loot. Sigh.
We lepak-ed there till about 3.30pm when it started to get dark. We quickly packed up and headed back to Northam to start packing up to check out at 6pm. By 6pm, we were out of the hotel and still craving for food (Yes, I'll admit it. We REALLY went on an eating binge. Really.) , we ended up in where else but Gurney Drive. Not being a fan of laksa, I found myself looking forward to eating it and after arguing which shop was nicer, N won and we had his choice of laksa and SS had her fav, lok-lok (assortment of fish balls, innards, tofu & cockels cooked in boiling water, drained dry and dipping sauce is given OR poured on top). Then it started to drizzle again. :( We hurried through our food only to realize that we got conned by the rain. But not willing to take the risk of it actually pouring down and still not satisfied with the food (are you even surprised???), we drove to Penang Road and down Dato' Koyah to have SS's roti john (SS and her rotis!! Roti John is a hot dog bun flattened out, with a piece of burger meat on top of the bun and 2 bull's eye eggs on top of the meat). Darn good to eat too!! We went our separate ways at 8pm. N pushed off for home and the both of us, towards Juru toll to wait for her pal to fetch her.
I finally reached home at 11pm, poop-ed but very happy and satisfied. Never realize how fast time flew by and the amount of food I consumed!! *shakes head* But its not often and somehow, that is my only consolation. I'm planning to meet up with N before he leaves for Moscow this Sunday and SS is planning to come down again in September for my birthday. I better start losing the weight I put on over the weekend before SS comes over coz I just KNOW I'm gonna get stuffed again!! Lol......Was a GREAT WEEKEND!!
Ps. SS got me a gift - a nice big coffee mug for office and I'm using it now. :D Happy Yvy!!
Pps. Remember those gold rings I found, I (my mum actually, I just tumpang only) bought the lottery and I......STRUCK!!!!! WOOHOOOO......not much la, but still....WOOOOHOOOOO!!! :D VERY VERY happy Yvy!! :D Second time lucky....don't really buy numbers, but sometimes once a green moon, just try my luck la. If and only if something strikes my mind. Otherwise, I find it really a waste of money. Don't make it a habit.
|W|P|112175211336319647|W|P|Dahsyat weekend!!|W|P|7/19/2005 04:10:00 PM|W|P|
Piggy, I just love this.. U wrote everything needed to be written bout our trip.. What i'm gonna do is just print our this page n add it to my memory lane items. Hehehehe! And... Thanx for remindin me bout da 'FOOD' k' Ooooohhh... the fried oysterrrrrrrrr... *sigh* *sigh* Heheheh!
Felt like was 18 again :) ... Now i cant wait to get my butt back there ... Rombe Thanks for the wonderful trip Piggy.. Love u lots and always!!
PS: U too 'N' my fren.. really glad u cud make it!
Muakkkss!!7/19/2005 11:02:00 PM|W|P|Lao Chen|W|P|Envy envy envy. I miss penang, and the very natural tour of interesting food bits. It sure sounds like an extraordinarily great weekend for you. Meeting up with friends, and then that strokes of luck...7/20/2005 08:22:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|o it was indeed!! one of those days in life where you'll b talking abt to your grand kiddies, sitting on a rocking chair in the porch. ;p
that jacuzzi stunt is DEFINTIELY on the list, i tells ya!! :D7/20/2005 12:05:00 PM|W|P|thefirstChristmas|W|P|how on earth can 3 people fit into a jacuzzi??7/20/2005 12:07:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|TFC : hahahaha!!! :P thats the beauty of it la. why dont u try n see if u can magically fit in 3 ppl or not? but i didnt say COMFORTABLY fit in, ok? just fit in. :P7/18/2005 10:16:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
I always tell myself that I'm always up to learning new things everyday. Well, guess what?? This just in the mail and I have been educated on the realy meanings behind these COMMON words :-
1. MOPED is the short term for 'Motorized Pedaling'. *Haven't even heard the word MOPED nor used in it this context. I used to think moped was something like walking around upset. O well, goes to show...
2. POP MUSIC is 'Popular Music' shortened.
3. BUS is the short term for 'Omnibus' that means everybody. *Really?? HHmmm....
4. FORTNIGHT comes from 'Fourteen Nights' (Two Weeks).
5. DRAWING ROOM was actually a 'withdrawing room' where people withdrew after Dinner. Later the prefix 'with' was dropped.
6. NEWS refers to information from Four directions : N, E, W and S. *This is nice.
7. AG-MARK, which some products bear, stems from 'Agricultural Marketing'. *Huh?
8. JOURNAL is a diary that tells about 'Journey for a day' during each
9. QUEUE comes from 'Queen's Quest'. Long back a long row of people as waiting to see the Queen. Someone made the comment Queen's Quest. *Hhhmmmm....didn't quite get this though. :(
10. TIPS come from 'To Insure Prompt Service'. In olden days to get Prompt service from servants in an inn, travelers used to drop coins in a Box on which was written 'To Insure Prompt Service'. This gave rise to the custom of Tips.
11. JEEP is a vehicle with unique Gear system. It was invented during World War II (1939-1945). It was named 'General Purpose Vehicle (GP)'. GP was changed into JEEP later.
And thanks to Chelle
, I just HAD to get myself into this. From the looks of things, I think my closet's slowly becoming smaller by the day. :D
*Not telling you my score though.....heh. :p
|W|P|112165300156508504|W|P|Did you know.....|W|P|7/18/2005 06:11:00 PM|W|P|shells|W|P|muahahaha oey!! tell me lah. hahaha. i wont tell neone.7/18/2005 11:36:00 PM|W|P|ShiningTed|W|P|Not 'moped' baby, as in to mope around - 'moped' (pronounced 'mow-ped') is a brand name for them funny little pseudo-motor cycles every one in Malaysia rides! (With their jackets on backwards, no less ;-))7/19/2005 08:48:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|chelle : cannot....*shy la* HAHAHAHAHA!!!! ;)
teddy : rrrrrrrrrrreally? well, tq you baby for enlightenning me. :"> i really didnt know that. o well, learnt ANOTHER new thing today. see? it really does work. ;D7/15/2005 02:09:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
Wah....!!!! My (distant) cousins are going places!!!! Don't pray-pray
Fuhyooo....I'm SO proud of them. :D
If only you guys could hear them, WOW!!! Be sure to check them out. Their band is called Exit31
. Based in Netherlands but darn it, THEY ARE GOING PLACES!!
I'm just so exited and happy for them. I wish I could congratulate them in personal. Miss them all so much!! Its been 3 years since I last saw them. And when I was in Holland (in 2002), I attended one of their gigs - EXCELLENT showmanship!! Damn happening!!
These guys have come a LONG LONG way to where they are today. All that hard work finally paid off - they FINALLY did it!!! WATCH OUT WORLD, HERE THEY COME!!!!!
I never EVER doubted you guys.....and you darn well know it!! :D Can't wait for you guys to get your cute butts over to Malaysia, man!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!
*ppsssttt.....that's Ivo in the front. He's got the CUTEST nose you've ever seen. I like his nose. ~giggle, giggle~
|W|P|112140808210312501|W|P|FAMOUS!!!!|W|P|7/15/2005 04:26:00 PM|W|P|matakecil|W|P|wow cool!!! your distant cousins? congrats to them and all the best. cheers :)7/15/2005 04:35:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|;)) thanks!! they will need all the support they can get. i tried to get their songs to play on hitz.fm. i even sent in their CD but hits said tak ngam. that particular song too many f-words. so after bleeping, too much gone so bye-bye cd lor. ;(
hopefully now, they are a lot better. havent heard their new album yet. heard its coming out in august. cant wait! cant wait!! :D7/15/2005 08:12:00 PM|W|P|Lao Chen|W|P|Mmm...you know the overused cliche which says something about success will reveal a lot of relatives?
Success is relative- the more successful you are, the more relatives you have
But this particular relative is quite helpful, unlike those in cliches that come and hang onto success. All the best to them.7/15/2005 09:27:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|wah yee wei....being sarcastic huh? *waves finger at yee wei* nvr mind...nvr mind...you can think however u want, these boys know the truth. its enough for me. *humph* :D lol...im not like that one.7/16/2005 12:17:00 AM|W|P|Shanker|W|P|eh!! notice the changes in ur layout but where's the tagboard?? macam mana nak kacau u?7/16/2005 03:09:00 AM|W|P|Lao Chen|W|P|Oops...din't mean any bad. My apologies. *bow slightly, retreating*7/16/2005 05:02:00 PM|W|P|sonia|W|P|Ooh. I think u might need to meet them discreetly the next time (when they become real famous). Hehehe..
Btw, I agree that poetry not really exposed (in school) to us, Malaysians. And I'm not into poetry becos I don't think I can write or express myself thru poems and such.
And, u took off ur CBOX?
sonia @turtletotty7/18/2005 08:49:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|shan : yalar....when i put in the adsense thingy, everything went gila a bit. so had no choice but to RE-DO the whole thing. sigh. so now have to get back my cbox la.
not many ppl using it so i thot it was a waste of time la. but since YOU specially requsted it back. i'll put it back lor. heheh ;p
yee wei : dont worry la, yee wei!! just kidding only. but i do understand what u mean. ;) no worries, mate...
sonia : yah!! u might nvr know. they just signed their FIRST recording deal!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!! so excited la!! n yup, i'll put the cbox in provided u all must talk to me lar.....;p7/14/2005 05:46:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
Hehe....this is not usual my cuppa but I couldn't help but wonder if our Malaysian community have such interesting lifestyles. O yea, you have LOADS of blogs online which are erotica based (the usual wham, bam, thank you ma'am action) and I can even list down a few for you but that would take the fun out of actually taking the time to search for them in the firs place, no? :) Anyway, I was just going through my other frequent 'hang-out' which is at NV and one of the groups had this description on what bondage is all about. In general that means BDSM (Bondage, discipline, sadomasochism).
I think many people out there are interested in this but are just too shy to come out and say it. And even if they were practising it (behind closed doors I hope), I bet no mention of is ever done outside. I wonder why? Is it wrong? Is it disgusting? Is it so horrible? Is it degrading? I don't think so....I personally think that its because of our mindset. I think we are somehow programmed, moulded to think that this act of 'violence' is something out of the normal, something not Malaysianised and shouldn't be practiced by us Malaysians. I also think its because we are not daring enough to go forth and try new things, be different. Frankly, I really cant think of any other valid reason. By the way, I do not think that BDSM is a western culture (I do have to research this bit a little more so I"ll keep you updated on it) so you cannot blame them nor start to point finger either. I'll admit that I've stumbled upon a couple of x- rated blogs and even read them. But let me tell you, its all the same ol' thing. Just differently written, a little twist here and there especially where location is concerned, and that's about it. Even under a pseudonym, there is no mention of bondage. Funny innit? I'm REALLY curious to know why....why the secrecy? Or why isn't it practiced?
I'll also admit that I cant help but be fascinated by the whole art of bondage but at the same time, it really scares the crap out of me! I think its really great to be able to incorporate different types of playtime in any love making sessions (note that I said LOVE MAKING and not sex coz I think its REALLY 2 different acts all together no matter WHAT your definitions is). I wished I could say that I had the chance to experience this but sadly, I have none. And I don't really know if I'll ever sum up the courage to plunge into it when the time comes. But its really funny how a little pain is always pleasurable and in a strange and bizarre way, heightens our senses (Info gathered thanks to a VERY dependable source) . I'm not sure HOW or WHY this happens but it does.... :D
Anyway, before things get a wee bit out of hand, I'm-a signing off with a little insight of what bondage is all about. If you've tried it, would love to hear about it. :P
Bondage is where one person is restrained by another and usually at their mercy. Once a person is restrained, a number of other sexually arousing activities may follow, which can range from tickling and feathers to various forms of punishment incorporating paddles, whips, nipple clamps, and other devices. For the most part, bondage and associated activities are a stylized form of fantasy play, where the bondage role players often negotiate ahead of time the rules of the bondage fantasy play so that the bondage or BDSM activities remain consensual between the partners. Often the participants in bondage play create a safeword to indicate that the dominatrix has pushed the limits of the submissive. A safeword is a word that is out of context with the fantasy bondage scene and has a definite meaning of "STOP". Typically, one safeword is used to end the bondage playing, while another is used to tone things down in the bondage fantasy. Safewords are very important part of bondage or bdsm play, and must be taken seriously. It is important during bondage play to make sure that your partner is not so tightly bound that their circulation is cut off and just in case the bondage play becomes too intense or painful, have a pair of scissors on hand to cut your bondage partner free quickly. Try to avoid bondage play that ties things around the neck and never cover the mouth or nose in a way that could impair breathing. The number one reported cause of injury during bondage play is falling due to an inability to break one's fall. With a little common sense, bondage can be a safe and arousing form of play. Bondage or any other BDSM activities should be introduced slowly into your sex play. Try starting with simple bondage using soft materials (such as soft rope or fleece padded cuffs) where arms are perhaps secured behind their back. If the bondage fantasy was mutually enjoyed, experiment with more elaborate bondage, such as securing arms and legs. From that point perhaps incorporate bondage to a stationary object such as a bed or perhaps introduce a blindfold. Building trust for this type of bondage play is essential, and you should not rush into serious bondage play if your partner is not willing.
|W|P|112133534290051752|W|P|Go play far far...for adults only.|W|P|7/14/2005 06:48:00 PM|W|P|balajoe|W|P|Brave topic indeed!
Ps. Ok, I'll 'fess up - just ONE
site ; )
That one in ur blog is Malaysian blog? (hmmm...may need to add that in my Part 2 list). The best blog that I have come across on the "subject" without going into details but providing it in a "poetry like" blog is God's wife (http://shirleyshave.blogspot.com/). I read it and I felt "Shirley"'s pain (did I really said what I think I have just said!)7/14/2005 08:48:00 PM|W|P|Balajoe|W|P|ok...saw it...not Malaysian Blog (no wonder)7/15/2005 08:11:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|of course la not msian blog. thats why i put it there. n also the reason why i wrote abt this in the first place. everyone so shy shy but fuhyoo....talk abt THEIR lifestyle like as if la they are the only ones at it. the only difference is they pen it down for the world to see but its all the same. nothing out of the normal. so why wanna give out 'normal' erotica blogs? they are SO common....something like this is DIFFERENT. wouldn't u agree? ;D7/14/2005 08:15:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
I was going through Sharon's blog and stumbled upon a particular post about how some of her poems got rejected
by the publisher. You know, this is EXACTLY the reason why I dont think I would ever have the guts to try and get my poems published. What if people laughed at them? What if I'm not good enough for the publishers? I find it so hard to better myself at poetry because I have no means of doing it. I want to know what I've done wrong so that I can continue to improve myself. I look at it as an on-going process. How I started writing...heh, just because I was under severe depression.
I've been (accidently) writing poems since 2003 after a pretty bad break up and was sourcing for ways to express my anger, sadness, heartache, relief - pretty much whatever I felt at the point of my life and I suddenly realise that the best way was to pen them down. Suprisingly, it worked wonders for my soul and particularly my mental state as I was able to let it all out. I really felt good after that and till today, I still write out my feelings, be it happy thoughts, sad thoughts, whatever I feel inside. It's really good - you should try it some day. And NO, poetry is NOT sissy. I know lots of people think that, I used to be one of those people until I realise the positive effect it had on me and how powerfu
l some poems can be. The pen is mightier than the sword.
Sadly, I've also noticed that the Malaysian community is not really into poetry. And like what Sharon mentioned to me, it is most likely because it is not being exposed to the children at school. Children can write such beautiful poem, very sweet, direct and innocent ones. One such child was Mattie Stepanek
. He wrote lots of poems in his short life time. Today, although he's gone 'home', his poems still remain very much alive.
It's about time we change our mindset.
I have a song, deep in my heart,
And only I can hear it.
If I close my eyes and sit very still
It is so easy to listen to my song.
When my eyes are open and
I am so busy and moving and busy,
If I take time and listen very hard,
I can still hear my Heartsong.
It makes me feel happy.
Happier than ever.
Happier than everywhere
And everything and everyone
In the whole wide world
Happy like thinking about
Going to Heaven when I die.
My Heartsong sounds like this:
I love you! I love you!
How happy you can be!
How happy you can make
The whole world be!
And sometimes it's other
Tunes and words, too,
But it always sings the
Same special feeling to me.
It makes me think of Jamie, and Katie and Stevie,
And other wonderful things.
This is my special song.
But do you know what?
All people have a special song
Inside their hearts!
Everyone in the whole wide world
Has a special Heartsong.
If you believe in magical, musical hearts,
And if you believe you can be happy,
Then you, too, will hear your song.
March 1996© Matthew Joseph Thaddeus
|W|P|112130236964254601|W|P|Why like that?|W|P|7/14/2005 08:58:00 AM|W|P|Metria|W|P|Don't be afraid of rejection. Many bestselling authors today went through rejections before hitting the big time. Even JK Rowling had her first Harry Potter book rejected by a few publishers, I hear.
Poetry comes from the heart, and is very personal to the author. If others don't like it, so be it, but you should never be afraid of what other people would think of it.
I love writing, and completed some short stories, and all got rejected. But that's ok, I just keep trying :) Also wrote a poem a long time ago, in the early 90s, and my sisters loved it, but I didn't show it to anyone else because I was embarrassed. Now I've lost the poem and I truly regret it.7/14/2005 09:04:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|hi metria! thanks for the encouragement. :) a lot of ppl out there, even in blogger have a lot of hidden talent. many of them write superb poems like oshun, desiderata, sharon...i bet MANY more (just havent checked them out yet). i wished there was somewhere Malaysian poets could get together n do something about our hidden talents. u know?
one day, i guess. :)7/14/2005 09:06:00 AM|W|P|Metria|W|P|Well, why not get the ball rolling? Organise some poetry nights or something? :) Someone has to take the first step, maybe you can!7/14/2005 09:15:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|hehehe....thats a great idea metria, REALLY. :D but not where i live la. i'm in an ULU place. if i was in penang or kl. it might just work but not here la. :(7/14/2005 11:49:00 AM|W|P|Balajoe|W|P|Don't be discouraged...it is just that Malaysians are not accustomed to "poetry". Blame it on our education system if you will. I still remember during my English clasess, poetry was boring (no kidding) and the teacher will just by-pass it for more "important" subject.
Keep up your creativity and perhaps one day, there will be a chance for publication. If you really want to attract Malaysians to love poetry, do one using Malaysian themes...that's how "Malaysian Pantun" is getting along these days.7/14/2005 12:17:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|malaysian theme's huh? not sure how to incorporate durians n nasi lemak into my poems. ;) but i could but try. hehehe....thanks for the encouragement BJ...such a sweety. :D7/14/2005 02:56:00 PM|W|P|Metria|W|P|Nasi lemak is good
Best type of Malaysian food
Durians not so sedap
And smelly like cempedak
hehe7/14/2005 04:00:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|wah metria....so clever la u!!! *claps* dahsyat betui....
Sambai petai, how i love the spice
but man, the smell can kill all mice
belacan, belacan, you & kangkong
what a pair, i surely sokong!
:D7/14/2005 05:40:00 PM|W|P|bibliobibuli|W|P|I have lots to write stemming from your comments - maybe not all in one go though ... I think there are lots of writers out there with the same concerns!
But rejection is part of the game, and no-one laughs at you ... except for the critic who sits inside your head.
You need to take small steps to gain confidence first before sending out work ... but when you have that confidence you just see rejection as part of the process and don't get defeated by it.7/14/2005 06:05:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|:D thanks sharon. i'm really looking forward to what u have to say. so i'll b watching u site like a hawk! :P7/15/2005 11:39:00 AM|W|P|Lao Chen|W|P|Hello,
I would recomend this site that would help you improve your writing. www.writing.com
Sign up for free and you can have a portfolio of up to 5 items. Look around for forums/lists where you put yout item up for review. THese review forums are very helpful. THis particular site has a sort etiquitte that reviews are constructive and useful. Go have a look!7/15/2005 02:15:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|thanks yee wei!! appreciate it a lot. :) *hugs*7/13/2005 02:09:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
I'm actually quite scared to grow old. Not because of the attack of wrinkles all over my face, sagging skin all over, flabby bye-bye arms and worst of all, saggy boobs - ok, maybe I am scared shit about all the above as well but what's worst is the thought that my kids (if I have any) will dump me in an old folks home when I get old and feeble. *sigh* I know some of you out there WANT to be put there because you dont want to trouble your kids, just like my mum. She told me that she wants me to put her in an old folks home when she gets really old so that she wont be of any trouble to me and my sis.....CRAZY OR WHAT???!?!? That inhumane thought has NEVER once crossed my mind. I'd rather get a maid to look after her and have her at our own home rather than her staying in a nursing home where I know for a fact that she would NEVER feel comfy and not only that, there is no guarantee that they will indeed take good care of her. As children, I seriously think that its a really horrid act to dump our parents in a nursing home when they get old. After all my parents went through for me and bringing me up to where I am today, not to mention all the sacrifices and the going to bed late and getting up early to get me ready for school. Paying for every single thing I owned.....I could never have the heart to put her in a nursing home. No way.....
And when its my turn.....I think I'll do exactly what this lady did.
*Although its from an email, it sure as hell beats living in a nursing home!!* :D
Retirement Option - definitely something I will look into ONE day.
About 2 years ago my friend and I were on a cruise through the Western Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I also noticed that all the staff, ships officers, waiters, busboys, etc., all seemed very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told she owned the line, but he said he only knew that she had been on board for the last four cruises, back to back.
As we left the dining room one evening I caught her eye and stopped to say hello. We chatted and I said, "I understand you've been on this ship for the last four cruises". She replied, "Yes, that's true." I stated, "I don't understand" and she replied, without a pause, "It's cheaper than a nursing home".
So, that being the case, there will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:
1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day. And the rest can be put into the slot machines.
2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).
3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.
4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.
5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips and your casino winnings will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days.
7. TV. broken? Light bulb needs changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.
8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.
9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare; if you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of you life.
Now hold on for the best!
Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand,Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.
PS: And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side at no charge at all. Be sure to sign up before all seat are taken!!
Now THAT'S a retirement option I find HARD to say no to. :D|W|P|112123952750854593|W|P|When I am old and feeble|W|P|7/13/2005 06:02:00 PM|W|P|Balajoe|W|P|Sounds too good to be true...7/13/2005 09:41:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|haiya!! u ah...cannot let ppl dream a bit ar. memang la too good to be true but how nice la IF i can. ;p7/14/2005 08:45:00 AM|W|P|Metria|W|P|Hmm definitely worth checking out! I share your opinion abt old folks homes, wouldn't put my parents in one. However, over here in Australia, the old folks homes are really good. They even have retirement villages for senior citizens, something which is lacking in Malaysia. The old folks homes I've seen in Msia leave a lot to be desired! They're basically just houses with old people sitting around waiting for their time to be up. Really sad!7/14/2005 09:06:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|tell me abt it!! in my hometown, every xmas, the church choir would make a trip to the old folk's home n we'l sing for them. every time i go there, i feel like crying. its so sad to see them like that. sitting down the whole day, no signs of life in their dull eyes. very pitiful. n when we come see them, they are so happy.....can literally see the light shining from their faces. its sad la...VERY sad. :(7/13/2005 01:57:00 PM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|
*A view of the entrance to Canossian Convent, Kluang. After all these years, still looks the same to me. *
Reading mumsgather's post on her schooling days brought back many memories to mind. Pretty much like walking down memory lane. I remember my schooling days, right from the first day I stepped into Canossian Convent Kindergarten right up to my college days. They were filled with both fun and torture.
First day of school in kindergarten saw me getting onto the bus alone. Mum just got me ready and we waited for the bus and off I went. While most parents would most likely build a camp outside their kids classroom, my parents were never there with me or my sis on any first day at school. I guess I was kinda of a tough kid. Not to mention BIG too. We were used to being independent from young. And a very good lesson taught too.
I remember getting onto the bus one day with my left arm wrapped in P.O.P, thanks to yours truly trying to be like some heroine and not get her white dress dirty while sliding down the slide, squatting after catechism class in church. The slide being the OLD fashion kind, where it was wooden with metal bars on it, was slippery after the rain and being so old didn't help a bit. Obviously the brakes on my shoes weren't exactly gonna work on slippery wood so, by the time I hit the end of the slide, the only thing that would stop me from falling face first were my arms, which by the way shot out too late and my left elbow hit the metal bar on the side. Let's just say that at the point, the people in church finally knew how loud my voice was since I was normally very quiet. My cousins (being teenagers then and wanting to be cool and REMAIN cool) didn't really bother about the wailing moi, just slowly disappeared. My uncle found me and took me into church, sobbing. My sis was just born then so my mum didn't really come to church until she was big enough so by the time mass started and dad came to fetch me, I was already in my uncle's house (which was coincidently quite near - thank goddess!) coz' the pain was so bad, we left half way through. There I was lying on the bed with my arm swollen and not being able to move it, I felt like as if I was in some old Tamil movie (although I swear I don't watch them at all sometimes I have no choice because my grandparents love them. Sigh.) where the sick kid is lying motionless on the bed, sick. You know what I mean?
By the time I got to the hospital, most doctors were not around. So the HA wrapped my arm in P.O.P and had me stay the night. No one was with me even then. All alone in that tiny cot, in a huge dim room, with fans spinning so hard that they looked as if they were about to fly off the wall - it was certainly not a place for a kid to be in while still wide awake, although it was a kiddy ward. I mean, come on....I'm a BIG girl. That small cot was REALLY not fair. I could hardly stretch my legs. I was in a fetal position most of the time, which was unnecessary because they also had beds there. But I figured it was because of my age that they didn't give me a bed. Then again, shouldn't have common sense coming knocking by said otherwise? *shakes head* Anyway, I was so glad when morning came and my dad came to fetch me home. I still remember grumbling about the whole thing, about how my parent had the heart to dump me in the hospital all by myself - I was out on a life mission to take them on a LONG guilt trip and yay, it worked! :)
As I mentioned, the following was school and your truly being the biggest in class, had a field trip threatening all the boys in class if they didn't put on my mum's lipstick which I had taken on the way out to school. Hehehe!! Who would have dared to say no to MOI? I was HUGE and I had a HARD arm on me, one 'gedebuk' and they'd be in pain so....all the boys had lipstick on them. Hahahahaha!!!! That was a good one. On other days, I was 'She-Ra' and I had my own 'lion' too. In fact, I had a few. *giggles* Every morning before class, I would get a free ride around class coz one of the boys would be the victim. As long as I had that hard arm on me, I RULED! But even then, I had a fav lion, AC. He turned out to be a mighty fine young man, if I might say so myself. I just hoped those boys were not TOO traumatized by the whole lipstick affair.
But having that P.O.P was not as glamorous as you think it is. Yea, it was fun for awhile UNTIL the teacher takes you to EACH bloody class and proudly shows you off saying, "Children....this is what happens when naughty boys and girls jump off tables and chairs." WTF?!?!?! And then after the 'showing me off', pulls me aside and stuffs my face with toffee, gad I hate that candy and what it does to my tongue until today! Bleeaacchh!!! I should have sued her for degradation of self esteem. But what to do, that time I was only a kid. The only thing I ever felt was malu la.
The only time I was ever 'powerless' was when recess time came and we'd all go out to play in this HUGE garden like field where there's a wooden playhouse there, right smack in the middle. Now, this play house is like THE happening place to be in during recess and you can thank your lucky stars if you ever manage to step foot in it if those rich little SPOILT Chinese girls were in there as well. They pretty much ruled the pad. And darn those kids were mean! No one but the chosen ones were invited in. Even then, at such a tender age, segregation existed. And here we are thinking that children see all as one. I think its the way these kids are brought up and nothig more than that. Anyways, I NEVER had the chance to play in that happening haven until one FINE day, I succeeded!!! Yes, it should have been recorded into history, I tell you....but I only succeeded because I was a bit early that day. But the minute the fearsome four turned up, I was booted out. So much for being big. Sigh.
Despite it all it was fun.....more torments from secondary school in Part 2. :D|W|P|112123455068553252|W|P|A recollection of the time when I was a kid : Part 1|W|P|7/14/2005 02:58:00 PM|W|P|Metria|W|P|hahahha great read! I've always been small, but cilipadi, so yeah i did my share of bullying too ;)7/15/2005 08:23:00 AM|W|P|mistyeiz|W|P|haha!! kecik kecik cilipadi!! ;)) but seriously, i love my childhood days....happening!!! even went on 'adventures' but thats gonna b in another post. wont wanna spoil it in here. :P |W|P|Heeeeeeeheheheh!!! *blush*