Sunday, May 6, 2012

Time never waits

Admit it, when you were a kid, at least once, you had ever wished you could instantly transform to an adult. I did. But I think it's human nature to never be satisfied. Now at 16, I wish I could rewind the time or just let it stay still.

Last week, I went back to my old house to clear out my bookshelf. Yes, it had been almost a year and my comics and magazines were still in my dear old bookshelf. Thanks to SEALNET who's collecting used books to be donated to an orphanage, I was finally determined to let my books breathe fresh air ! I went there with my brother and housemaid, in the end, all the bags and boxes we took were full with books. This was not a surprise, as in the old times, our greatest joy was going to Gramedia to grab Doraemon, Conan, or Donald Duck comic books. I used to like Bobo and Ino magazines as well :( I couldn't help but cry while sorting those books. They reminded me of my childhood, how I loved reading so much, how I gradually had less time to read.

Just so you know, I intended this post to be about my 16th birthday on 7 April. Today, it's 6 May, so this post is late, like really really late.
Went for dinner with some close friends the night before my birthday.

Didn't expect another surprise on my birthday as they had made one at the restaurant. And thanks to their impressive acting skill, I was completely clueless about the surprises !

Got a guitar as my birthday present ! :) will need to find time for a lesson later on.

April is like the "party month" for people around me. Got 8 birthday parties or treats last month alone.

Time flies, it's 11 months to my 17th !

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"perfect" Saturday afternoon -- true story

This afternoon I was going to have my piano lesson which starts at 3. When I was ready to go, I couldn't find my driver. Because he just started work, I didn't have his phone number yet, so I tried calling my mother. She didn't answer. I called my father, he was meeting a client. It was getting late, so I texted my teacher to inform my absence. 5 minutes later, my driver appeared out of nowhere. And my stubborn brother insisted on me going -_- so okay. There I went. It was raining cats and dogs and I was a bit soaked upon entering Era Musika building. I rushed upstairs, only to find every room empty. I sighed, my teacher was probably afraid of the demonstrations as well. I went back to the main entrance, and asked my waiting driver to take me home. The security officer grinned at me saying : "Did you forget it's the 5th week of the month?" ".....really?" Oh My God..... So I had "strived" my way here for nothing. "Nevermind....when I get home I will soon forget this." I told myself. But why did my driver take so long to move the car from the parking lot? The security officer went to him to ask what happened. And as if all of these weren't enough, the car broke down. No matter how hard he tried, the engine wouldn't start. Yes.


First, I thought I was late. Then I rushed to my class only to realize there's no lesson. And the car broke down just in time. So I was stuck there, in the middle of the rain.

I went back inside, unbelievably tranquil. Things couldn't be worse, could they? I called my brother to seek for help. A few minutes later, my father rang me up and I handed my phone to my driver, who told him what was going on. My father then said he was going to fetch me. And 30 minutes later, he finally arrived. I sat inside his and sound :) lol I love dad.

When I finally arrived home relieved, I went straight to my room. I clicked the lamp switch.....but hey.....? Blackout?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Do you know how to play Minesweeper?

Minesweeper was one of my very first computer games. Several years after playing, I still thought that you could only win if you were like, very very veeeerrryyyy lucky, for I never managed to click on all the "numbers" without encountering "bombs". I thought, gee, perhaps I would never pass the Beginner level in my entire life ! Why would they even program Advanced? Who could possibly win? Programmers?

I hadn't played the game for quite some time until last year, during a free period at school, I eventually uncovered the secret of Minesweeper's enigma ! I was so bored back then that I tried to play the games on my Alfalink, and I happened to find Minesweeper on the list. I frowned. Seriously, this stupid luck game on an electronic dictionary? Better than nothing though. I started playing.....and began to notice what those numbers actually meant. I guided myself and after trial and error, I was finally successful in completing my first Minesweeper !! :) I have grown fond of the brain-teaser ever since.

I wonder if other people actually know how to play this simple yet depressing yet addictive game in the right way. Hence, I made a mini survey on my friends, 5 boys and 5 girls.

Question : Do you know how to play Minesweeper?

Person 1 : just click on the boxes (okay, very brief and concise manual)

Person 2 : what's minesweeper ? (seriously? -_-)

Person 3 : isn't it you who taught me last time? but I'm still confused with "2" and "3" (hahahhahaa Brenda)

Person 4 : of course I know. why? you wanna compete? (I was actually the one who taught him too)

Person 5 : if we click on the wrong boxes, there will be bombs (typical answer I expected)

Person 6 : that's the game you used to play on your Alfalink (HAHAHAHAHA)

Person 7 : sure ! that game is "old". can't you play? (finally !)

Person 8 : where can I play the game? (weird question, because he actually knows how to play -.-)

Person 9 :  my friend knows (God knows as well)

Person 10 : it depends on luck (that's what I had thought)

Result : 1 out of 5 girls and 3 out of 5 boys know how to play Minesweeper
well, I was the one who taught two of them but never mind, still counts.

I suggest you google "how to play Minesweeper" provided are one of those who haven't had adequate insight of this game ;) or you can click here

Lately, I've been playing it often, especially during my exam week. I found the game an absolute temptation, so I made a promise (an excuse, to be exact) : I would have to win one game prior to studying. Well, after one win, and two wins, and three wins......... I still hadn't stopped.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Last week, I was close to getting crashed by a motorcycle. Well, I kind of forgot it was a 2-way road in front of my school, therefore, I kept looking out for cars coming only from my left side. Apparently, my caution was to no avail, as there was a jam on the left-to-right lane, while it was vacant right-to-left. I ignorantly walked past the "impatient" cars (suggested by the repetitive ear-splitting sound of car horns) while still watching my left side. I was with a friend, and she was walking a little behind me, so, every once in a while I turned to her. You know, just to make sure she was still there.

The next moment after I passed the (invisible) borderline of the two lanes, my friend was pulling my hand while shouting "EHHH!!" and whooz ! I could feel the "wind" caused by a speeding motorcycle a few inches in front of me, nearly meeting my hand. It happened so fast, and I, as well as my friend, couldn't be more shocked, but we quickly made our way to the other side of the road. "That was close !" she said to me. I was numb. If it wasn't her, I would have ended up lying there on the road, fainting, bleeding, and for the first time, carried to ambulance (?). One worse possibility is I became crippled, and the worst being dead. 
I really, really can't count the number of ways people can lose their life. Right after this incident, my mind began to question my readiness. Gee, you can't plan death, it may happen anytime and anywhere, what if you haven't expected yourself to die? Okay, I know I sound like a death-phobic, but it's somehow true. Hence, I concluded 3 don'ts I should keep in mind any second, at least before I die :
1. Don't regret anything in life.
2. Don't postpone what I can do today.
3. Don't be too clingy on someone or something.

It's hard, especially the second. Well. Gotta try !

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Sister's Keeper

"I wonder if all mothers feel like this the moment they realize their daughters are growing up - as if it is impossible to believe that the laundry I once folded for her was doll-sized; as if I can still see her dancing in lazy pirouettes along the lip of the sandbox. Wasn't it yesterday that her hand was only as big as the sand dollar she found on the beach? That same hand, the one that's holding a boy's, wasn't it just holding mine, tugging so that I might stop and see the spiderweb, the milkweed pod, any of a thousand moments she wanted me to freeze? Time is an optical illusion - never quite as mild or strong as we think it is. You would assume that given everything, I saw this coming. But watching Kate watch this boy, I see I have a thousand things to learn"

- Jodi Picoult (My Sister's Keeper)

when I read this, I thought I should post it. It's true that I probably do not get what she exactly means (as I am not yet a mother), but the words... aren't they sweet? I love how she can make her readers go "aww" by her excellent choice of language. Simply great !

Another line from the book that got me stuck :

"If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?"

Quite tough. I thought about it over and over, but still couldn't provide a final answer for myself. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

the power of kpop ?

I've just realized that my blog gets most of its traffic from my previous posts about Wooyoung and Dream High. good thing? -.-
I captured my recent blog traffic and started counting the number of my blog hits coming from the search term "woo young" or "dream high" or the characters' name. (marked them in red boxes, I don't know why the screen captures turned out blurry)

7 out of 12
 4 out of 12
 10 out of 12 ??
 6 out of 12
2 out of 2

Overall : 29 out of 50.
More than 50 percent? :|
I wonder if people actually read my blog, I mean the "other" posts. no?