Saturday, December 29, 2007

To The End

Yet another MCR song for a blog entry title, hahahah
well, in about 3 more days, I'll be packing up to go back to school and face FORM FOUR. yipes!
A new year, a new challenge...I'm so anxious...
befor we move on to 2008, we'll do a quick recap of the year 2007 in NANa's World:
1) Form Three
PMR for me
O.W.L.s for Harry
2) first agenda of the year is Golf MSSK for the second time, did better, but always played for last
Still felt like yesterday to me and times just pass so fast
3) public speaking again for the second time, still didn't win
4) Faisal dropped out of debate and I was in
5) Triangle of Three for me, Syakir and Akim
Boy, was the rivalry grim
6) Damn, BM cost me tears
7) My BI was so severe
I lost to Akim, dear
8) I lost my Librarian status
9) Golf and I went on a temporary hiatus
10) now that I'm back, my skills were worse
11) and I was so exhausted when my drama team starts to rehearse
12) all in all, the memories are sweet
the drama team's triumph drove others to admit defeat
13) fateful horrendous nights
tragedies strike
one of the boys
14) and another of the girls
caused me mental distraction
and utter annoyance
15) won my essay competition
16) tried out for science invention
with a fever-cooling candy concoction
17) suffered infatuation
18) cured now after meditation, oh and who can forget the Post Brooke children's memorable excursion?
19) At last, to my glee
the result slip said 8A's for me
20) now starting to pack to go back to SMSTMFP


Friday, December 28, 2007

Straight Up

Result's finally out!!!
so relieved!
It's like the end of PMR and helloooo SPM!!!!
Faris got 82% of students with straight A's. Good job guys! Lucky that I'm one of them too... Alhamdulillah....So thankful after all the blood and tears shed for PMR.
That was actually the first time I actually 'worked' for something. Yay me, I 'berusaha' at least, that's good enough..compared to UPSR at that time, I didn't give much of a damn to it as I did for PMR.
I've been doing a synopsis for Antologi Anak Laut. I happen to read the cerpen 'Lambaian Malar Hijau' and it kinda reminded me to the Post Brooke kids that we babysat. I secretly wished they had the spirit that the character Daneng had to excel in his academics and obtain a better life for himself and his indigenous community. actually, it sholud apply to all schoolchildren. If they had that conscience, they would take that same initiative to do better and try harder to obtain more from their learning and benefit from it, instead of just 'passing' exams. learning is for life. Sometimes I wonder if I'm just smart on the paper..hmm..

Thursday, December 13, 2007

So Sadly True.. ( - _ -, )

Date:Wednesday, December 12, 2007 6:42 PM
Subject: Please do read,I rarely post a buletin.=P(Thanx)
Message: DURING this school holidays,I've been
going out with old friends.NOT old of
age kind of friends,k?ANYWAY,these
people are all different types : the
popular,the genius,the outcast,n the
normal.I'VE observed their attitudes
towards each other,everyone hates the
outcast.BECAUSE the outcast are weird
and disturbed.THEY hate them because
they are attention-seekers n they seek
attention in weird ways.IN a
nutshell,they hate them because they
are just different.I realised that
this happens everywhere.IN the end,the
outcasts are stuck in their own kind
and they don't recieve help from
others and in the end continue their
strange activities even worse just to
make others realise their presence.I
think this is very,very sad.WHO
doesn't?I know some of the non-outcast
people tried to help and in the end
got sick of their ways.SOME stop being
friends because they are scared they
will be seen as an outcast
themselves.I don't blame them.IT'S
just tht everyone wants to be approved
by the society.EVEN the popular
ones.THE popular people are also
attention seekers,it's just that they
seek it in a different way.WHY people
can't just accept people for what they
are?IF every single teenager is
accepted by the society,there would
not be any juvenile crimes n this
silly system of group would be
gone.I'M sick of this whole
system.SOME disregard others because
of what they are just to feel high and
mighty,if not,just better than
them.ANYWAY,the main thing is just
accept people for what they are and
also help them if you
can.REMEMBER,what goes around,comes
around.CLISHE',isn't it?=P

taken from Friendster Bulletins posted by Anati.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Cry Me A River

Just finished reading the Form 4 textbook novel for BM next year. A very dpressing and slow-paced story of war and the ugliness of human nature in desperate times. It's not sad (for me), it's just very heavy and disturbing to read. A. Samad Said (a Malaysian version of Dumbledore- no, I'm serious!) totally knows how to play with the emotions and drama. When I wrote the synopsis, it mostly consisted of describing lengths and lengths of conversation between the characters. It is definitely not a book of hope as it shows the characters being so helpless and just accept their fate. You can kind of imagine what it's like during wartime when watching Steven Spielberg's War Of The Worlds, except without the human-vapourizing alien robot things. Just so you know, the movie nearly made its place in my heart, if not for its oh-so-unexplosive ending. Spoilt everything! Anyway, back to the textbook reviews. (I'm so damn bored that I wrote reviews on textbooks! bah!)The anthology was nice and typical. I really liked the play Serunai Malam, very cheeky. Khadijah Hashim's Budi Yang Tak Terbeli was also very nice, liked her works. The Pantuns and The Sajaks, on the other hand, seems very tough. Never really liked it as well as the traditional prose, don't really get it. For English, we get a collection of short stories and poems. The poems are a bit advanced in language and does require a lot more effort in internalizing it compared to the Form One poems. (yes, I was able to understand Macbeth because I think that he's a historical EMo figure. see, EMO was way cool back then even before there was an EMo music scene). The short stories are okay and different compared to the Form One short stories. some tend to convey a hidden message I have yet to unearth like the Drover's Wife and The Sound Machine. The wide range of genre differs from those childish short stories learnt in Form One. I liked the tale of The Necklace by Guy de Maupasant (I think I spelt it wrong..). It depicts a woman's studipidity in an obsession of materialistic things. (totally agree with that!). But I'd like it better if we had a dose of those 'em sci-fi stuff by writers like Isaac Newton and the lot..which actually brings us back to H.G. Wells who...