Monday, April 26, 2010

extreme tiredness and aching feet

what a cheerful blog post title.

sore feet from standing in half-inch heels. all that serebeh-ness in kurung and selendang for a whole day.

basically, I'm not going to post what the activties were exactly, but a few keypoints on what Khazanah looks for in it's scholar is basically leadership in general.

For the first task, they're looking at resilience: encompassing interpersonal skills, self-confidence and work smart.

The second task, they're looking at strategic thinking: encompassing forward-thinking and breakthrough thinking

The third task: simply integrity


well, to note, Khazanah was pretty generous since they supplied us with buffet lunch at PNB Darby Park, and they were transparent enough about the criterias they look for.

oh, one of the questions that got my attention was:

did you apply for biomedical engineering as a scapegoat because Khazanah doesn't offer medicine? i bet you applied medicine for other scholarships.

my answer was:

no way.

then, I elaborated why. too lazy to go into the details. still tired.

conclusion: Khazanah is a lot tougher than Sime Darby.

period.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Every Breath You Take- The Police

Instructions:

1. Put your iTunes/Napster/Zune Player/WinAmp/mp3/mp4/ipod/windows media player/mixpod/etc on shuffle.


2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.

3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!

4. Tag 10 or more friends who might enjoy doing this.




IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?

Get Over It- The Eagles

(wahh..snappy)

 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?

Fluorescent Adolescent- Arctic Monkeys
(err..)


HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?

Say You Will- Foreigner

(persuasive? desperate?)



WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?

Bitter Heart- Zee Avi

 (no wayyyyy...!)



WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?

Always- Bon Jovi

(always __________ ?)



WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?

Bulletproof- La Roux

(muahahaha)



WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?

Love Will Keep Us Alive- The Eagles

(wahh, spot on! ingat kena kat lagu pelik-pelik)


 
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?

Just Between You And Me- Foreigner

(yeahh..right-o! let's just keep it between you and me, kay?)


WHAT IS 2+2?

Haven't Met You Yet- Michael Buble

(HAHAHAHAHA)



 
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?

Masih Cinta- Kotak

(aww... =) )


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Spirits In The Material World- The Police

(??)



 
WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?

Blame It On The Girls- Mika

(apa kes?)


 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

Come Home- One Republic featuring Sara Bareilles

(does not really answer the question, but coming home itu mesti!)


 

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?

Nothin' On You- B. o. B.

(siot la dirty-minded!)


WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU

Need You Now- Lady Antebellum

(hmm)

 

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?

Whataya Want From Me- Adam Lambert

(gila ganas)


 

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?

Fireflies- Owl City

(hah?  yaasiin? talkin? tahlil ke?)


WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?

Falling For You- Colbie Caillat

(cett)


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?

Cry Me Out- Pixie Lott

(why so sadistic?)



 
WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?

Rev On The Red Line- Foreigner

(no comment)



 
HOW WILL YOU DIE?

Vanilla Twilight- Owl City

(amenda la)



 
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?

In My Head- Jason Derulo

(you are half right)



 
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?

Hey, Soul Sister- Train

( not my idea for a laugh)


WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?

Starrider- Foreigner

(now this is weird)



 
WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?

Regatta De Blanc- The Police

(what the heck?)



WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?

Individual Choice- Jean-Luc Ponty

(erm?)



DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?

At War With The World- Foreigner

(Hyperbole much!)



 
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?

Driven To tears- The Police

(mm, again with crying. Should change to more cheerful playlist).


 

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?

I have waited For So Long- Foreigner

(for JPA and offers to further my study)


 
WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?

Every Breath You Take- The Police




okay, I mostly have Jean-Luc Ponty, The Police, Foreigner and The Eagles on my ipod, and not a single Malay song pun kena.


I tag:

Jaja
Amin
Omar
Ayun
Keri


okaylah, half of the amount recommended.

Friday, April 23, 2010

What If's

IF I can make it for Graduation, who knows when, this is my To-Do List:

1. Collect my Arabic Cert, and school magazine.
2. Purchase modules for Physics (Teacher Amy), Chemistry (Sir Ramli), Biology (Cikgu Mazinah) and Add Maths (cikgu Zakiah)
3. Meet all the teachers I didn't get to meet on the Results day.
4. Meet up with Abang's Teachers, especially Cikgu Aidah, and his classmates and himself. I need to clear the air of what's going on.
5. Close my BSN account, if I have time. (requirement: bank book, IC copy and fill in the form)
6. Take loads of pictures with my friends. Hang-out.




Otherwise...well, kiss this good bye.


10th of May, I need to to PUTIK for Majlis Anugerah Cemerlang. The one Yayasan Islam Kelantan is giving away RM 500.


some time in June, I hope my results change for the better, then I can go to school to get the new slip. Hopefully by June, I'll be settled in a new educational institution.



please oh please oh please.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just When I Thought

the busy-ness is over, it has started again.

Despite not going for Petronas, I got through to second stage for Khazanah! A whole day on the 26th of April, from 8 am to 5.30 pm at PNB Darby Park. This is even more gila than Sime Darby.

Oh well, I guess, I am destined to go by the hard way to get a scholarship.

Telekom definitely rejected me, Petronas didn't go for it, PNB kind of quiet. JPA by 3rd week of May. Shell and Sime Darby itself no news.

I have to do my best for Khazanah. Four stages man.

walau bagaimanapun, JPA tetap menjadi harapan utama, even though not as enticing as Khazanah, but it is the most likely to get, hopefully.

Graduation is indefinitely postponed, I don't know if I'll ever make it, but I'd really want to see my friends for the last time.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

But Drenched in Vanilla Twilight

I seriously need tp take my mind off things.

Lately, I've been catching up on reading. I've read almost the complete set of Percy Jackson, yeah, I know, it's a tad bit overdue. I have yet to get my hands on the last installment.

Percy is witty and amusing, however, due to being heavily influenced by potter-craze for a long time in my younger years, I can't help but match the stereotypes to some potter characters. The obvious ones would probably be Annabeth and Hermione. Grover and Ron and yeah, even Percy is a reminiscent of Harry (owing to the actor also possessing physical 'potter-ness' as well). Both of them were mentioned in prophecies, but the difference between Harry and Percy. Percy has more spunk and tongue-in-cheek. The sarcasm was refreshing, and yeah, I have a soft spot for Greek Mythology. Percy and Mr. D provides entertainng squabling.

I also read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, trust me, it was so so difficult to finish. It was so dry and dull.

What else did I read? Yep, first three months post-SPM. I didn't even set foot in a bookstore. Only after the results did I start purchasing RM 5 books in Carrefour and had a chance to go to Kinokuniya and MPH.

I read the my sister's malay novel for the Form 4 KOMSAS. Papa, akhirnya kau tewas jua.... it was tad bit typical malay drama, but it was sad at the end, although it was cliche'd.

I also watched a few movies, but then, the marathon was short-lived. I wanted to watch The Time Traveller's Wife, but I have yet to do so. Recently I watched Alice In Wonderland at KLCC TGV with Amirah Balqis. Do watch it for the graphics, kiddy humour and Bloody Big Head. Johnny Depp, was, to me, not at his best, but sufficient enough for him to be on the A-list cast.

I can't remember what else I've read. However, I just finished reading Slumdog Millionaire. I do not know why I have a fascination for Indian writers nowadays, but it is intriguing in the way they describe and tell their story. It is painful, yet real, and I don't know. what was that German term again? schadenfreude?

Still, nothing beats Aravind Adiga's White Tiger. Next on my reading list is The Life Of Pi. Obviously, Percy Jackson's fifth installment is also on it. For movies, although Clash Of The Titans got a bad review, I would still love to see it. I haven't watched How To Train Your Dragon, It's Complicated, The Bounty Hunter and Date Night. Coming out soon is Kick Ass, and yes, I would like to watch The Prince Of Persia as well.

well, this is a lot of review crammed into one. well, I've been postponing most of it. So, all that I could ever remember to note are just short passing remarks, but then again, I don't like spoilers.

okay, that's about it for now.

Hey Soul Sister

I love that song! I just realized that my last post was three weeks ago. It's like I've been to asrama and have not been able to post anything until outing day or cuti.

anyway, a quick update. I've applied for these scholarships:

1. YTN
2. YTM
3. Khazanah
4. Petronas
5. JPA
6. PNB
7. Shell
8. Sime Darby


I went for PNB on 1st April. It was a CRTB. I forgot what CR stands for, but TB is Test Battery, which consisted of English, Maths and Visual Spatial IQ test. I answered everything. It was comparatively easier compared to Sime Darby (the one I went for my Trials result). As usual, I was not as good with Maths.

On 8th April, I went for JPA. It irked me for one thing, there were more questions asked in Malay. I was the last in line for the first group. It was like a simultaneous one-on-one interview. Most questions asked were about the Malaysian government, economy (well, owing to most of the people in the room wanted to take accountancy and economics) and JPA itself, and it felt weird because they didn't ask me that many questions due to time constraint. It was so so weird. The most memorable line from the panel. "nak mintak biasiswa dengan kerajaan, pasal kerajaan sendiri pun tak tahu. go back and do your homework", aimed at all of us in general. well, dah lepas dah.

From 9th to 12th I went to the NUBE training centre, Port Dickson for YTM selection camp. It was pretty simple, with lots of discussions in groups, singing and dancing. From that, I discovered that I was actually quite capable of restraining my anger. I think I didn't get called for the interview, which is the second stage.

13th, I went for Khazanah. A five-part test. I forgot what it's called. but, it was very interesting. I don't know whether I answered it wrong or right, and tak sempat answer 7 of the maths questions, which was damn damn damn easy, but time wasn't on my side, well, I'm a bit slow with Maths, and I left out 3 questions for visual spatial one, well, it took me some time to recognize the pattern, but all in all, I kind of enjoyed it. Khazanah has four stages, and  don't know if I could advance. Khazanah is pretty tempting you know.

I didn't get YTN or UEM. The only ones yet to know is Shell and Sime Darby. Both looking like a very slim chance of me getting it.

I was supposed to go for Petronas today, but well, Tronoh is a faraway place, and I don't have the heart to let my dad drive. He's not suppose to be moving around much, after the kidney stone removal procedure.

Anyway, that's about it, for now. Good luck to all my friends in UTP: Hakim, Shafizul, Aiman Yusoh, Omar, Baidhowi, Baihaqi, Hisham, Shahrul, Hairul, Adilah Nasir.....hermm..did I leave anyone out?

All the best. All that is left to do now is Tawakal for the future.


Oh, and I got an offer to Negeri Sembilan Matriculation College, and I'm not going.