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Thursday, 30 October 2008

'What Women Want'




I just finished watching a movie named What Women Want’ and man was it really good. It’s a story about a guy who suddenly gains the ability to ‘hear’ the thoughts of every woman that he comes in contact with; yeah, talking through the phone counts as well. Now to my fellow brothers out there, I know what you’re thinking. “Why do miracles like this happen only in movies?” I mean come on "if Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, and you can speak Venusian, the world can be yours." But one can only hope for such a thing to happen.


Back to the topic at hand; the movie was wonderfully made with Mel Gibson playing the ‘man’s man’ role and Helen Hunt as the leading lady. ‘What Women Want’ is definitely an example of what romantic comedies are supposed to be like. Now don’t gag and say that this movie is just another chick flick and dismiss its story quality. It has a lot more to offer than just mushy romance and quirky jokes. The portrayal on how insensitive human beings; man in particular; can be towards each other, will make you realise that we humans have always been selfish and neglectful towards the needs of others to the point of being cruel. We constantly fail to give the respect and credit that others deserve. And in this movie it’s about man vs. women.

In the end it took Mel Gibson’s character to gain such an ability to finally understand what women want and how to become a real man, a good father and a caring person. As the end credits role all I did was clap and say “Marvellous, Genius, Lovely.” I would definitely recommend watching this movie to those who love romantic comedies and are fans of Gibson and Hunt. And to all the dudes; all you brothers, fathers, uncles, husbands, boyfriends, sons and those would-be; this movie is definitely a must watch….hahaha….I mean come on. Don’t you guys wanna know what women want?

Sunday, 26 October 2008

A Lovely Birthday Gift

Just opened up the birthday present sent by my family all the way from Penang. It is lovely. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Thanx Ima for picking out such a lovely gift. Thank you guys. 8D




Before the unwrapping ceremony....






My card...me likey!!


Behold the gift itself!!!....its a time machine....Waaahhh!!!!

Thank you ma & pa, lily, ima and yaya. Love you guys. Mmmuuuaaah!!! I love birthdays, don't you agree?

Monday, 20 October 2008

If only....




.....

I can't take
Seeing you with him
'Cause I know exactly what you'll be
In his gallery
Just not fair
And it's tearing me apart
You're just another priceless work of art
In his gallery

You're a masterpiece
I know that he
Can't appreciate your beauty
Don't let him cheapen you
He don't see you like i do
Beautiful not just for show
Time that someone let you know

.....

Mario Vasquez ~ Gallery


If only I have the guts to sing this out loud to.......8(

The Tragedy of October....


Tagged by Aina the Birthday Girl and Nashrah the Girl of August
the rules:

. Pick your birth month.

. Strike out anything that doesn't apply to you.

. Bold (or italicize) the best apply to you.

. Copy to your own blog, with all twelve months.

. Tag 5 people.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.


I tag:

. Hajar

. Fana

. Afiqah

. Jeng

. Barney the Dinosaur

Saturday, 18 October 2008

21 and beyond......

On the 16th of October, I turned 21. People ask me how do I feel turning 21. Well, I feel legal...haha. I can vote now(greeaat...shish). I feel rejuvenated. I feel exhilarated. I feel happy. I feel like saying "Come on life!! Bring it on!!!."

I feel nervous. I feel frightened actually. A little more towards terrified and mortified. And of course there's a touch of sadness. Why?

The loss of innocence perhaps. The things I have seen that I wish I hadn't. Or the things I have done that I wish can be undone.

The gaining of new friends and the losing of old ones. Of love professed and hate verbalized. From the lowest of esteem to the highest of confidence. The knowing of the capabilities and limitations of the human genealogy.

From a silly crush to an exalting infatuation. And from that to painful love.

Pay no mind to the unpoetical prattling. Its just something I needed to say(or type). I guess I just found out that celebrating birthdays is not for us to only look to the future but also to take a stroll down memory lane and see the things that makes us who we are today whether they be good or bad.

What I really want to say is 'Thank You'. Thank you to those who called at midnight sharp to wish me happy birthday. Your timing was flawless. To those who sent me lovely text messages, know that they shall forever remain in my inbox haha. Thank you Salman, Afiqah, Alia, Along, Ima, Yayah, Lily, Ma & Pa, cuzzies and friends.

To Nashrah, Amal, Cekyam, Salman, Syafiq, Fizin; your wishes are eternally embedded in my heart.

To Ezhan; who shares the same birthday with me; Hajar, Mary, Aina, Apis, Fana, Nana, Wanie, Efa, Dilla, Pene, Fakhri, Bad, Jiji, MRoy(haha), Yuyu, Ismad, Intan, A.Aziz, Bu Yasreen, Wana, K-Own & anyone I forgot to mention(come onlah. still human what!).....
Terima Kasih, Gracias, Arigato, Obrigado, Spasibo, Syukran, Danke....no matter what the language is.....Thank You....

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

I guess I'm it huh...XD


I was tagged by Afiqah, Nashrah & Aina. Thank u girls for making me disclose some of my darkest secrets.

My top 10 favourite food

- My Mom’s Lasagne……..YUMMY!!!!!!!

- Nasi Kandaq Line Clear

- Nasi Kandaq Kapitan

- Berger Daging Double Special Cheese….haha

- Nasi Putih + Ikan Keli + Sayur Campur

- Pizza

- Fettucini Carbonara

- Nasi Goreng Daging Kunyit

- Nasi Goreng Ayam + Telur Mata

- Anything with cheese!!!!!!

10 Things I love doing

- Read books

- Surf the Net

- Play computer games

- Chill out with friends & family

- Watch movies

- Listen to music

- Studying (just in case dad reads this)

- Eat

- Bug my mom and 3 sisters….MUAAHAHAHA!!

- Sleep

5 Types of girls that I adore

- A girl who loves Allah SWT and His Prophet

- A girl who makes me smile just by thinking of her ~aaahh~

- A girl who I can talk with

- A girl who is matured…..’coz im not…8)

- A girl who understands me

5 Things I love doing when I'm feeling down

- talk to someone

- chat with someone through YM

- sulk

- eat until I’m bloated

- listen to sad songs………no help there, duhh!….

5 Things I love doing when I'm happy

- appreciate the happiness given to me by Allah SWT

- jump around and yell WEEEEE!!!!

- smile 8)

- laugh out loud….lol

- eat until I’m bloated

10 Ways to win my heart

- Treat me with love

- Treat me with kindness

- Treat me with respect

- Laugh at my jokes

- Walk with me when I’m walking alone

- Tell me that I am special

- Acknowledge my humble presence

- Make me smile

- Smile at me

- Converse with me about anything

My top 5 most favourite junk food

- Cheezels

- Frozz….cherry flavour

- chocolate chip cookies

- salted peanuts

- chocolates

5 Things I wish it could happen soon

- the whole world acknowledges me as King of the Earth

- the end of racism and hate

- extraterrestrials paying us a visit….E.T. phone hooome!

- time travel made possible

- me having cool mutant powers

10 Ridiculous things I wish to do before I die

- put on a Batsuit and fight crime

- master every language in the world

- paint a goatee on the Statue of Liberty

- place a sign on Mt. Everest saying “What’s my name?!”

- ask Yvonne Strahovsky to marry me….wow!!

- ask Emma Watson to marry me

- ask every woman in the world to marry me

- change the name of England to Afiqtopia

- name the capital of Afiqtopia after mi amor

- have as many kids as possible…..3 million perhaps?...hihi

My top 10 recently most addicted song

- I Miss You by Incubus

- Mexico by Incubus

- Crumbled by Sevendust

- Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Nirvana

- Polly by Nirvana

- Start The Machine by Angels & Airwaves

- It’s Over by Jesse McCartney

- Shades Of Blue by Nick Lachey

- The Flower by Craig Armstrong

- Teenage Love Affair by Alicia Keys

10 Person I wish to tag

- Big Bird

- John Gotti

- The Prime Minister of Barbados

- Adolf Hitler…….jerk

- Usop Sontorian

- The Joker

- Geronimo

- Gandalf the Grey

- Whoever that reads this post…8)

Monday, 13 October 2008

everything has an end.....


Since the beginning, the race of Man have always been afraid. We fear that we will not have enough food to live by. We fear that our belongings will be taken from us. We fear that the person we love may not feel the same way about us. We fear that our friends and family might one day be gone and we will be left all alone in this earth. But what we fear most is the knowledge that death is waiting for us all at the end.

Death does not recognize the meaning of mercy without being merciless. Death waits for no one. I had a friend my age that died because of brain tumor. Whats worst was that I used to have a crush on her back when we were in the same tuition center. It didn't went any further from that. Imagine if it did.

I had a friend from high school who is now dead because he was shot in the chest. Shot.....with a gun. That's right homeys....Welcome to Penang, the state with the highest crime rate in Malaysia. How I wish it isn't so.

The young can die as easily as the old. I received a text message from my mom three hours ago saying that my great grand father had passed away. He was buried before Zohor prayers. He was 102 years old. I'm glad that I got to see him during the Raya break. We all sort of knew that it was the last time we'd be able to. But despite being old; he remained strong until the very end. They say that everyday 150000 people around the world dies. Today my great grand father was one of them.
I'll miss u aki moyang.

There has been a lot of grief and mourning for my family these past few months. My cousin's wife died of leukemia. Two of my dad's uncles, who we were close with, died last month. May Allah SWT bless you all.

Life.Fear. Death. How they are so closely entwined together that we can never escape from them. All that we are capable of is to smile back at them. Smile back at Life, Fear and Death; for they are smiling at you. Embrace them; for they have embraced you. Nothing lasts forever. The world will end and judgment will take place. It is then that our deeds in this world will count for something. Appreciate life and make the best out of it. Use fear, so that we may not forget who we are. With death.....well.....wait.



Friday, 10 October 2008

Surprise, Surprise!!!!

Tonight is one of the best Friday nights ever. Four of my friends from my hometown Penang gave me a surprise visit and boy did they caught me of guard...haha....

Around 3 p.m today I received an SMS from Salman, my friend, asking me for my address in Shah Alam....he said that if he had time he might pay me a visit....so I said "nak mai klau bagitau dulu sebab minggu ni agak busy, takut tak dak kat rumah plak" and he said ok.

Little did I know that he and his brother, Muzammil, were planning to visit me tonight. Not only that, two of my other friends Firdaus and Mukhlish, both of whom are studying in Sri Lanka to become hafiz Al-Quran, came as well.

And how we laughed and joked around....man, it was fun. We went for our dinner at a kedai mamak nearby. Imagine that....five brothers from Penang eating at a kedai nasi kandaq in Shah Alam....cehh...apa barang?....Line Clear mari!!!....haha

But I guess all good things must come to an end. Its to bad that some of our other friends could'nt come and visit as well. What a sight that would have been.

We go back a long way. I'd give my life for any one of them and I know they would do the same for me. This Friday may be forgotten in the future, but hey.....

"We do not remember days; we remember moments." ~ The Burning Bread by Cesare Pavese.

Thank you brothers. Jazakallah....tlg2 lah doakan saya.....iman kamzur....kebesaran makhluk byk dlm hati....perkara lagha byk dilakukan....doa lah spya Allah SWT pelihara iman dan amal saya.Amin.

I love Friday

Friday (pronunciation IPA: /ˈfraɪdeɪ, ˈfraɪdi/) is the day of the week falling between Thursday and Saturday. why do I love it?....first of all I have no class today, which brings tears of joy to my eyes....the anticipation of a having great weekend of never ending sleep(I wish..haha) gets me all pumped up and excited....and that it is the most celebrated day of the week for Muslims around the globe....

It is the day where Muslims perform the Solat Jumaat. It is mentioned in the Quran as:

"O believers, when the call is given for the Friday prayer, hasten to the remembrance of Allah and leave your trading, this is best for you, if you but know it." (Al-Quran, 62:9)


There is a Hadith which emphasizes the excellence of Yamul Jum'ah, Friday, in which the Prophet said :

"Friday is the master of the days and it is biggest in the sight of Allah, it is bigger in the sight of Allah than 'Eidul Fitr and 'Eidul Adhaa..." (Ahmad)



So to my fellow Muslims, let us join hands and embrace each other with love and forgiveness and be grateful to Allah SWT that we are blessed by Him to see another Friday.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Yahoo!!!....Yippie!!!!....Yeeeha!!!!

Succeeessss!!!...is what Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory would say if he manage to do the unimaginable.....what's that?....why, creating a blog of course....8)

I don't wanna sound like a noob and say "Hey....umm....I'm kinda new here, so.....I was wondering if u can kindly teach me the ways of bloggin' and how to be a good ol' blogger." but since this is my 1st post, I guess that is what I'm suppose to say.

I believe thanx are in order for those who have inspired me to do this. Much obliged y'all....peace.