Friday, June 23, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
I am envious of those who can settle comfortably, undemanding and content. I start to think that maybe it’s me. Maybe I will never be uncomfortable with any pattern, regardless of how sound it is most of the time. What about the other times? Is this simply a woe of someone who isn’t accustomed to happiness? No no no this is bullshit through and through because one should make their place. Just as I am madly absorbed, I expect both to be made of the same material. The sponge that takes and gives and somehow it’s an eternal dance.
I am afraid, what if the pattern I am most at ease in, is one where misery is fulfilling and joy a liability. I don’t want to be that, a liability, a chore, a responsibility.
And if the other doesn’t break the cycle and do something about this mess, I’m breaking free and I’m not turning back. When a heart is broken, can promises follow suit? Because what is worth more, the heart or the promise? And tell me, who is the bigger man, the man who is all about doing the right thing, stiff and unyielding. Or the man who can break free of his comfort zone, throw all of his rulebook out the window, make beautiful mistakes and do stupid things.
They’ve said that “If you are not willing to sound stupid, you are not worthy of being in love.”
And with that said, I’m back to square one. I’m not budging. He’s not moving. I’m wilting and what scares me is not only if he’s fine with this damaging silence, but at this very moment the tears are collecting he feels free from the burden of keeping me.
I really think I’ve brought this upon myself. I keep twisting and turning and I have no idea what the fuck I just said and what the fuck I want. I should just shoot myself before I turn into a whiner :D
"And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything seems like the movies
Yeah you bleed just to know your alive"
I've always felt that he is just pointing out the obvious. Many seems to feel as if this song has depth.
You fight the tears that are coming. Common.
You can't fight the tears that ain't coming. Exact same meaning, stated the other way round and suddenly its profound.
This is probably how people find The Da Vinci Code interesting. I shouldn't say much as I haven't read the book. Sigh. Seems I can't avoid it forever. I'll have to pick it up soon. After I'm done with it, I will have more to say I'm sure of it.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
As usual, my dad and I sat in the living room with a book each in our hands. My mom with her lotion. I was immersed in my book at first but slowly I noticed a pattern so I covertly watched them. During the sceness with thick classical music and choked voices in the background, my mom would be staring intently at the screen, her lotion forgotten while dad would keep his eyes focused on the pages of his dog-eared book. But then when there was gunfire and screaming my dad would tear away from Issac Isomov and watch the hubbub while ma would go back to rubbing lotion into her arms and sms-ing on her handphone. This pattern goes on for the next half an hour before I went back to my book.
When the credits was rolling I looked up and they were both sleeping on the couch. I woke them up and joked with them about how only a combination of the two of them would be able to watch this movie since they were both such strong opposites. And that's where I came in! :D :D
It was an okay movie. Very Korean, they definitely get points for the little details which to me, makes all the difference. Reminded me so much of A moment to remember and Innocent Steps.
So I told them the ending. Ma said "Aiyo so sad ah!" and Pa just snorted.
I left out the part where there was a crying man. He HATES it when men cries; especially on tv. He would go "shameful" and switch the channel.
Macho, macho, dad!
Apart from weird palm trees and bonsais, he plants fruit trees in our garden too. His grapes turned out suprisingly edible the last time and his latest project involves longans! Yum!
So the other day he asked Joyce, "Want some longan?"
Di turns and called out to the kitchen to my kakak and says "Kris! Angkat cangkul kasi budak ini!"
"What. Plant yourself la. Think easy is it. The idea of having longans seems like a simple luxury to you. We all need to learn some humility from time to time."
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Okay. That was all in the name of family. Namely, Father's Day. My dad is hilarious! *does the technicolor tabik!*
After all these years I'd say he's the perfect dad!
I read Pre-Law in Cambridge A Levels and was the president of the Student Council in Taylors College. I am definitely understating this as I say I was not a good role model as I was told to be. Presidents before me graduate from Taylors to go on to top notch institutions such as University of Warwick, London School of Economics and of course, the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge to name a few. I was lucky not to be barred from sitting for my exams due to poor attendance. Nevertheless, my law lecturer Miss Sujata doted on me and often passes me brochures on scholarships to art schools she would come across. Miss Sujata along with both my Literature in English lecturers Miss Michelle and Miss Anne would encourage me to pursue my aspirations even if it wasn’t within their expertise.
Oh but Mrs Ho, the Vice-Principal, couldn’t stand me. If I was in the office to help with the paperwork she would have snide comments like:
“Oh Stella, there you go again baring your shoulders. Are you here to be serious or to put your arms on display?”
“For the life of me I cannot understand why the student population voted for you, if I had the power I would dismiss you from your title immediately. You tarnish the reputation of our program.”
“You know you are not supposed to show any skin above the jeans and below the t-shirt, I would send you home to change if there wasn’t a faculty meeting you have to attend today.”
“Look at you. You obviously slept in those clothes. I honestly don’t see you going far. What a shame. How would your parents feel.”
She says that all with an evil smile in a bitchy voice. Stupid woman needs a good screw.
Besides that, she had empty threats of barring me from my exams. I am not stupid, you may be able to bar me from attending my classes but you cannot bar me from an external exam, especially when I’m not failing. She threatened and she criticized.. and one day, she made one move that she thought was smart of her.
She called my father and demanded that he came to the school to see her and the Principal regarding my absenteeism.
I walked into the Mr.Thou’s office to find that Mrs Ho as well as the discipline master Mr Ananda was already comfortably settled in. She smirked at me as I sat down. It begun, she started to complain about this and that and gradually she began to raise her voice.
I can’t remember exactly what my father said, but it was along the lines of:
“Are you done Mrs Ho? Before this meeting I had met with Stella’s lecturers, and none of them seem to have a problem or a doubt that Stella belongs where she is…threats are not to be taken lightly so listen carefully, if you so much as speak in a condescending tone to my daughter again, I would make a few phone calls that would be extremely unpleasant for you.”
I had the last laugh with my dad in the car on the way home.
“Did you see her face when you said phone calls?! Hahahahahhahaa”
“It’s my shirt and tie. I chose the fierce look today. And my shoes! The noisy ones. Heheheheh”
“I can’t believe she told you that I smoke outside school. What is she, 14? Hahhahahahahahaha.”
“I wouldn’t be laughing so much if I were you, I still haven’t punished you for skipping classes and for smelling like a disco.”
But naturally, he forgot about it. In sociological requisites my dad goes for the Reward system rather than the Punishment. If I brought home straight As and asked “Can I have anything I want?” he would say “Yeah anything but another book on Military Warfare or anything above ten ringgit.”
I LOVE HIM. (Only he still calls it a disco -_-)
Friday, June 16, 2006
"Hey! Saw II is much better than erm whoever vs whomever! Okay okay, The Beach? Pulp fiction? Bandits!! The best! Okay fine, anything that doesn't include a single running white ball?"
Here's our commercial break during half-time.
Hello Panda is so yum! Usually, the cutesy mascot would have put me off but my youngest sister Esther has been eating it since birth so Joyce and I whack only. I would have eaten all 10 packets in that box if the guys didn't come over. Thank goodness, or we'll have to record Hello Panda Phlegm.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
(I stole this from Ellie)
My website looks great thanks to you (and Tyler). It's funny that I'm receiving something on your special day instead of me giving you anything *shy*. Thank you! I'm sorry if I was annoying about the color. Since you insertmotiongraphicalhehetechnicalterm my banner we might as well have it perfect, you know catering to the (unpaying) client and all that :P If you ever need help with those paper clips, you know who to call.
Eagle over and out. HAHA. *oink*
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
There is a college, the Patrick Henry College (PHC) set up 5 years ago in Virginia.
It's mission: to train young fundamentalist Christians to become the next generation of America's cultural and political leaders.
This is coming from a state where the separation of church and state is one of the keystones of American liberty. President Thomas Jefferson who wrote the Declaration of Independence, quoted the First Amendment and made clear his intention to maintain a strict separation between government and religion in federal affairs. In the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
The college has connections to top politicians (Republican/conservative, of course) and friends-in-high-places in Washington where students would work as interns for upon graduation.
What is most scary is not just that this college does exist, (and for the past 5 years no less) but that the voters might just be stupid enough to vote for them. Look George Bush has indirectly built a wall between Christians and those of other religions and or those of none but still won the past two terms, voted into office by a country which supposedly values the separation between church and state. Who is to say the students of Patrick Henry College would not be favored with the same ignorance?
In Europe, unlike in America, religious leaders once wielded direct political power. And that is probably explains the EU's reluctance to include religion in their constitution. Is history really going to repeat itself? Haven't the world learnt its lesson the hard way?
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Once in a while I like to post pictures with bloopers, usually found in candid shots cause I find it has so much character. Like a someone's face in a guern heh, or some other weird ass expression.
Like this one. I can't think of any appropriate situation in a club where that mouth gesture would be necessary.
Do you see it? My darling in the red shirt :P
My face in the far right. Why oh why was I wearing that expression?! So siao lang.
See the "peace sign" started out well, in good faith. Of course, Mr Tyler is the trendsetter.
But then it got a little out of hand. Hand, haha get it, get it? *snort*
That wasn't so bad since its all fun and games but this one is such a waste because if it wasn't for that busybody rude hand gesture there, it would have been a really cool picture.
Hehe I'm being so petty but this one really annoyed me. In almost 10 pictures there were stupid hand gestures, spoiling otherwise decent pictures.
Bla bla bla. Gah. I think Augusten Burroughs should really write another book. I've read all of his at least five times each and I am in need of another one. Now his books are those which you would ration your reading; each scenario has so much symbolism you want to soak it all in. Though.. symbolicalness would not be a good thing if in excess. If everything was symbolic the world would be in disarray. It's funny how symbolism is probably detected when one thing suggests a few other things which insinuates that its an action involving the harmony of ideas and interpretations. But yet if everything was symbolic there would be a disharmony of everything. It would be mayhem, who would know what is what and who is when and how is where? Sheesh, another paradox, if you could see the symbolism in that.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
I just woke up fifteen minutes ago, it's 1.41am now and though I was groggy, I'm now smiling like some idiot so both Joey and I got what we wanted. Hehe.
Joey is from Huevisualab. He is extremely talented, no? But he doesn't make banners for a living, sorry. Maybe you if pay him a lot a lot of money. Or in my case, I pay him in hugs. Watch out! You're about to get smothered.
But I still don't understand why you picked Vanilla over Chocolate, Eagle. *shrug*
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
But like Ellie said, one day if they start going "Ah Auntie! What do you need today?!" I might just faint. I like "Xiao Jie" very much, thank you.
My kakak helps me cut up the meat, clean the seafood and divide the them into little plastic bags before I take it home so its easier to thaw when I need them in sections. I don't do all the work *sheepish* I re-use the plastic bags.
Anyway, I was feeling a little tired this evening and so decided to cook up something simple. So its back to the basics! Two dishes, Fried Curry Chicken and Potatoes with Minced Pork. Erm yea I named them myself :D
(Yikes I forgot a picture of the chicken marinated with curry powder after the juice part)
I was asking Ham, "Does Onion have an S? If its chopped up there should be an S at the end right? Though I only used less than half an onion" (I'm a terrible English tutor, but my art classes can be pretty cool. nyeh.) and he answered, "An S? Sure, need to shit what." -_-"
Yummy yummy king! :P
But of course, Jessica Alba.
Rachel McAdams. So freaking hot in Mean Girls.
Zhao Wei .
Wheeee super cute Christina Milian. She's so cute its argh!
Whatever lah. She damn pretty.
*Phew that was tiring. My sister and I had to think for hours (cause we had nothing better to do while trying to sleep) to find this five. So many others did not make the cut, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johanssen. O well.
Erm. I feel like deleting this post. Heh.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
I walked and I walked. And there is no word for this, I walked. It rained and it rained. It poured over me and my flip flops and they flop and they flop and I'm wet. I cried and I cried and I wept. And there is no sound for this, I cried.
One would expect this ordeal to have a cathartic effect. The tears, the sweat, the rain should take my grief with them as they slip off my skin but instead it is metastasized.
Everybody is sad. Everybody is neurotic. Everybody is unique. Everybody likes Modest Mouse's Float on (those who claims they don't are liars). In this age, everybody is everybody. But I detest the color pink and am so grateful I'm not in that loop.
I am not a 21st century girl. I cannot tolerate cryptic codes of post-modernisation. I have exhausted my means for settling for this timeline. I look at my nails and they are bitten down and chipped. I like that. It shows I have my priorities somewhat in place.
How can I find the balance? Between awareness and ignorance. I want to crawl into the cracks of the walls of ancient times, hide and sleep as time goes by.
It has been four days. I am as articulate as a drunk stumbling about in her own puke. And with as much common sense.
How time can inflict pain, how time can heal. If time is all and God is time, what else is there..