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White Oleander

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I am currently reading White Oleander by Janet Fitch. I bought this book in August at Goodwill bookstore for only 20 peso!! the actual price of it is 325.00 peso (it's a 2nd hand but the condition is still good). I started reading it the day i bought it, and i still have half a book to go. It'll be impossible for me to finish it up anytime soon since my school assignments have started to pour in. To be honest, I havent heard about Janet Fitch before until this book. I rarely buy books of authors that i am not familiar with but, the reason why i particularly bought this book is because the book is listed in Oprah's Book Club AND sold at a very cheap price.

Here is a book review of White Oleanderthat i got from Bookbrowse.com:

"Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet who wields her luminous beauty to intimidate and manipulate men. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery-but their idyl…

Attacked

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I have been having some computer problems for about 2 days. Apparently there has been a virus in my computer and it unabled me to access my C: and D: normally (double clicking it). So i texted almost everyone about it. My bro suggested me to format my pc but a friend of mine told me to try find some solutions first. This is how it looks like when i double click it to enter C: or D:

I scanned my pc online using 3 different antiviruses (kaspersky, bitdefender and er.. i kinda forgot the name of it. Hness, maybe u can help me here since you suggested it to me! hehe)Of all three, only BitDefender detected the virus. I scanned my pc yesterday using AVG twice but nothing appeared. So, to make a long story short, i found my solution Here.
Pheww, i am sooo relieved now.

Ok, end of story.. gotta go exercise now. Need to sweat it all out.

Have a good weekend, y'all!

World Facts

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Got this from the web. I just don't feel the urge to write anything substantial or well...anything.


1. Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

2. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

3. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

4. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

5. A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

6. There are more chickens than people in the world.

7. The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
"screeched."

9. All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on
4:20.

10. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange,
silver or purple.

11. "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the
letters "mt".

12. Where is the online database of new car lowest invoice prices?

13. There are only 4 words in the English language which end
in dous": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

14. A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

15. An ostrich's eye is …

Speaks louder than words.

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Happy Birthday

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Happy 31st Birthday to my lovely sister, Josephine Sherilyn. She turns 31 today but doesnt look her age. Thanks for being such a wonderful and understanding sister all through the years. I know i dont always behave at my best when im around you but i will try..(note the word TRY hehe) to be a better sister in the future :-D Love ya!

Annoyed.

I hate mondays. Especially this week's monday..which is today. I was woken up at 7.30a.m (7.30a.m!!!!) by a phone call made to my landline. I didnt want to pick it up but i thought maybe it was like an emergency call or whatever (silly..silly me) so i unwillingly dragged my half asleep body to the livingroom to pick up the phone:

Me: hello?
Annoying Jerk (AJ): hello del, ko cuti bah kan skarang? (you're having your holidays now right?) - i was thinking *so early in the morning, and you're asking me thiiiisss???
Me: *trying to sound polite* Tidak lah, kenapa? (No, why?)
AJ: Oh, tiada..eh, apa sudah tu number HP ko tu? (Oh, nothing..eh, what's your HP number again?)
Me: *lying* umm, hilang fon sa jadi teda guna sa bagi number sa sama ko kan? (umm, i lost my phone so there's no use in giving you my number now right?)
AJ: kenapa ko tia mo bagi number ko sama sa? bukan sa mo buat apa2 juga..(why can't you give me your number?im not going to do anything) - i know he knows…

The Reveal

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THIS is my latest look. Ive ditched the long, curly hair, and cut it this short. Some were shocked because i cut it this short. My reply? "Its just hair! it'll grow back". I was getting bored with my old look. I was fed up with all the "grooming" stuff that my curls need. If i dont do so, you'd prolly mistaken me as a Timorese (a.k.a OM) mwahaha.
These are some of the comments that i have received at friendster regarding my new hair. Thanks guys..reading them made my day :-D

Shoes

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The other day, i was at karamusing looking at some empty dvds and as i was passing a boutique, i saw something familiar at the store's window..


so i went in and ask the sales girl how much for the shoes. I was surprise to hear the word "rm130" coz i bought mine, for 60 yuan (less than rm30) when i was at Guangzhou last June.

The above pic is my shoes.. both the shoes are leather, and the design are quite similar to each other.

These purple ones also was bought at Guangzhou for 80 yuan only (less tham rm40). I like the color but i dont really like the shoes. Why? coz the heel's too low hehe. I just bought it coz its cheap and cantik!. You cant find shoes as lovely & cheap as this anywhere in KK. If there is any, do let me know yaaa??..

All i want for xmas..

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I know christmas is still far away but i already know what i want for christmas this year!

Colorsplash Lomography camera. It uses film rolls but who cares?! it has its colorwheel tinted flash filters for instant selection & there are 12 colors to choose. I want this because The Colorsplash gives a billion of new, extra possibilities for random and colorful experimentation and i'll never know what exactly's going to come out. ... I so want this!

Only Love

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I remember adoring this song during my teenage years (i feel so old saying that! hehe..) Wont say much in this entry, just sit back & enjoy the song.

Oh, they may sound like toni braxton coz they're her sisters. Toni Braxton was once a part of the group before she went solo. The group is simply called none other than 'The Braxtons'



Chorus:
I'm over you somehow
Only love knows how
I have the strength to move on again
The more you put me down
'Cause love knows how
It gave me the strength to move on

Verse 1:
Spent so many days wondering what's my chances
I never thought I'd be alone
When all I really needed was answers
For the love that you've given to me
(The love you give to me)
I was in need
Where we are where we're at
Boy I could not see
Every night (every night)
That I cry (that I cry)
I needed you here by my side
But now I'm over you

Chorus

Verse 2:
Had to use my mind
Couldn't use my heart
I didn't wanna see us apart
This vision is so clear to me
That we wer…

Post Concert Comments

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Ok, so i didnt went to my school's class of '99 reunion last night. Why? coz I didnt feel like meeting them. not coz i had a bad experience during highschool or anything. Infact, i had a really, REEEEAAAALLLLY good time at All Saints High. I just felt lazy going to the reunion, thats all heheh.. and secondly, because i was going to a fundraising concert that was being held at Sabah Foundation Tun Raffae Auditorium .

So, how was the concert? honestly, it was a bit bored. especially during the times when the MC spoke in mandarin and i had to listen to the translation. I mean, cant they just speak in english? i believe everyone there understands english. Somemore, the MC talked waaayy too much. Some of the songs were a bit boring too.. again, coz it was in chinese. Well, this is just my opinion lah. dont shoot me if ive offended you :-D There's always plenty of room for improvement right?



The pics are abit blurred coz i forgot to bring my camera, so i had to use my phone camera…

10 mins break

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Today, i have been spending more time on my books and less time doing.. umm, well, other stuffs hehe. Thats why my YM is offline today. I have been referring to 3 books just for the topic of ABC (activity based costing) and i must say i still havent master it. Theres a few more topics other than this that i must cover for next week's midterm.

I am currently listening to Mocca, an indonesian band and Sitti (not siti nurhaliza, okayy?) you can check them out at http://www.mymocca.com/, and http://www.sitti.ph/. They are currently in my iPod playlist :-D i particularly like Mocca's I remember & I think i'm in love ..



I Remember - Lyrics
I remember...The way you glanced at me, yes I remember
I remember...When we caught a shooting star, yes I remember
I remember.. All the things that we shared, and the promise we made, just you and I
I remember.. All the laughter we shared, all the wishes we made, upon the roof at dawn

Do you remember..?
When we were dancing in the rain in that dec…

iPod = iTurd

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I experienced 2 problems with my iPod this week:

1. I was unable to upload songs into my iPod. it said that my iPod was corrupted, and i was like "ha??" so i went looking for solutions on the net. It required me to reset my iPod settings and install back my iTunes. so i did it. the only problem was that i didnt have my 3rd party charger..i lost mine :-( so after resetting it, i had to go to an Apple authorized distributor at Karamunsing to use their 3rd party charger to complete the resetting of the iPod.

2. This just happened a few hours ago. My 40gb click-wheel iPod froze up while I was trying to go from one file to the next. With no ON/OFF button I was lost on how to get it going again. The moment i reached home, I Googled 'ipod 40gb froze up' and it brought me to http://www.methodshop.com/2006/05/unresponsive-ipod.shtml. All i need to do was to press the menu and select button at the same time for about 10 seconds to enable it to reboot. Actually this wasnt the fir…

My Visual DNA

Distressed.

Last night's class (managerial accounting & finance) was such a disaster. around 9o'clock (-ish) the lecturer announced that there is going to be a quiz. and i was like, omgh! what am i going to do?? so i came up with this 'pintar' plan of mine to depend on my fellow coursemate sitting next to me for answers (since she is an accounting teacher, i assume this should be an easy-peasy case for her). I have all the slides to all the chapters with me and being so 'pintar' i didnt even bothered to go look into it.

..And we were been given like what, 30 minutes or so to answer all three questions. Three sounds so little right? but mind you.. we had to do calculations on three products in three separate questions.

After submitting my paper, the lecturer then showed some of the students how it is done. Me & angel went to have a look in front and guess what, our answers were totally wrong!! and that includes the workings and all. The plan of, i wouldnt say copying

Flashback

I was surfing endlessly lastnight until almost 3a.m.. why 'til so late, u may ask? coz i cant sleep! lately ive been having this problem. A friend of mine asked me lastnight whether i had problem of sleeping, and i said no.. haha. talk about denial ha!


anyhoo..

while i was surfing through YouTube, i stumbled upon this song and i was like, omg! this WAS me..well, like, 5 years ago la (a very long time ago). Just listen to the song OR just read through the lyrics..you'll get the picture.


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Someday you'll gonna realize
One day you'll see through my eyes
But then i won't even be there
I'll be happy somewhere
Even if i can't

I know
You dont really see my worth
You think your the last guy on earth
Well i've got news for you
I know i'm not that strong
But it won't take long
Won't take long

Coz someday, someone's gonna love me
The way, i want you to need me
Someday, someone's gonna take your place
One day i'll forget about you
You'll…

My condolences

An old friend of mine, Kiranjit Kaur texted me yesterday saying that a teacher of S.M ALL SAINTS, Puan Norita Buniamin has passed away of a heart attack. Puan Norita has taught me in Form 4 and 5. She taught Accounting.. although she was so garang and strict, her intentions were well. May she rest in peace. She will always be remembered.

Goodbye

Everytime i hear this song, it makes me so emotional and all that. but i love this song! the lyrics are so true and i can so relate to it! (to those who know me, you know what im talkin about)

Didn't mean to hurt you badly
Don't think that I am fooling around with you
So sorry for the time you've wasted on me
So sorry for the things that you went through
But I know that the problem's within me
You're so nice but your love don't deserve me
Or maybe I'm just so scared to fall in love again

I can still remember the days
So many times, I've been hurt
So much trust I put on a relationship
So much suffering I got and the pain still remain
Know I like you but I don't wanna take the risk
So confused and I don't know how to deal with it
Need some time for awhile before I give my heart away

CHORUS
Don't say goodbye
Don't say goodbye
I need some time for awhile before I give my heart away
Don't say goodbye
Don't say goodbye
I need some time for awhile before I …

Thursdays

Today has been quite a hectic ride for me. In the A.M I went to the clinic to ask for some drugs coz im an addict..hehe kidding. I went to the doctor's coz i needed some vitamin. I was scared to go in coz I know i will be weighted..and the result wasn't pleasing for the eyes mwahahaha. Ok, i now im such a pig now and im going to promise myself to lose some weight.I know i have said this like many, maaaaannyyy times and never have i kept my promise. *looks up*Oh God, please.. pretttyy please make me thin. But if You cant make me thin, make my friends fat instead! <- taken from danne mwahahahah!!!

Next stop was at the Borneo International Trade Fair (BITF) at Likas Sports Complex. There was lots of intresting things to see AND eat hehe.. i love the free samples of food mwahahaha. I stayed only for a while coz i was going to meet my sister at 12.30pm at Likas Square. I was quite dissapointed though at the fair, because the booth stall from the Philippines havent been set up ye…

why you took so long

..or Bakit Ngayon Ka Lang, in tagalog, is one of my favourite pinoy songs. Bah, mari kita nyanyi sama2 :-)



Bakit ngayon ka lang
Bakit ngayon kung kailan ang aking puso'y
Mayron nang laman
Sana'y nalaman ko


Na darating ka sa buhay
'Di sana'y naghihtay ako

Refrain:
Ikaw sana ang aking yakap-yakap
Ang iyong kamay lagi ang aking hawak
At hindi kanya

Chorus:
Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating sa buhay ko
Pilit binubuksan ang sarado ko ng puso
Ikaw ba ay nararapat sa akin
At siya ba'y dapat ko nang limutin
Nais kong malaman
Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating

Refrain 2:
Ikaw sana ang aking yakap-yakap
Ang iyong kamay lagi ang aking hawak
At hindi kanya
At hindi kanya

Chorus:
Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating sa buhay ko
Pilit binubuksan ang sarado ko ng puso
Ikaw ba ay nararapat sa akin
At siya ba'y dapat ko nang limutin
Nais kong malaman
Bakit ngayon ka lang dumating

I hate

I hate it when people suck up on you and then bad mouth you once you turn your backs on them. The same goes to those kinda people who claims to be your friend but will only seek you when their in need of something and will not give a rats ass about you when you're in need of help. I seriously think those kinda people need a good kick in butt. I dont think its necessary for me to name any names, you guys know who you are. Its just sad to see how things are now, considering that we all were quite tight in the beginning. Oh well, i guess this is for the best.. anyway thanks for showing your true colors.

9 words

These 9 words that we, women usually use was forwarded by an old friend of mine whom i known since primary school (and is getting married very soon! congrats to her..) and i find this to be so oh-so-true!

1. Fine: This is the word women use to
end an argument when they are
right and you need to shut up.

2. Five Minutes: If she is getting
dressed, this means a half an hour.
Five minutes is only five minutes if
you have just been given five more
minutes to watch the game before
helping around the house.

3. Nothing: This is the calm before the
storm.. This means something,
and you should be on your toes.
Arguments that begin with nothing
usually end in fine.

4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not
permission. Don't Do It!

5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word,
but is a non-verbal statement
often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh
means she thinks you are an
idiot and wonders why she is wasting
her time standing here and arguing
with you about nothing. (Refer back to
#3 for the meaning of nothing.)

6. That's Okay

Balut

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When me & my kuya was in Manila a month ago, we tried all kinds of food that cant be found in KK. One of them were Balut (Im a firsttimer..Kenny is used to Balut since he has spent 4 years of his life in the Philippines)
This is how Balut looks like before and after de-shelling it

The taste wasnt as bad as i thought it would be.. hehe

What's playin on my Ipod

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Name your price
Ticket to paradise
I can't stay here anymore
And I've looked high and low
I've been from shore to shore
If there's a shortcut, I'd have found it
But there's no easy way around it

Chorus:
Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free
Love is the answer

Who knows why
Someday we all must die
We are hopeless boys and girls
And we are never heard
It's such a lonely, lonely, lonely world
People turn their heads and walk on by
Tell me is it worth just another try

Refrain:
Tell me, are we alive
Or just a dyin' planet
(What are the chances?)
Ask the man in your heart
For the answer

And when you feel the pain (love one another)
And when you've lost your way (love one another)
And when you're all alone (love one another)
And when you're far from home (love one another)
And when you're down and out (love one another)
And when your hopes run out (love one another)
And when you need a friend (love one another)
And when you're nea…

Check 'em out

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