Saturday, April 26, 2008

Let's sing the working song~! XP

The day before yesterday, my friend Aaron asked if I could work in a restaurant he was working in because they needed more staff for the next night. Since my daily routine of eating,sleeping, and going online was finally getting to me, I thought, "Okay, why not?"

Said restaurant is "Family Heritage" located in Bukit Beruang just opposite Petronas. I've never eaten there before , but I think you guys should go try out the food there. It looks really good...

Anyway, I was assigned to work upstairs as a waitress for RM4 per hour, not bad, not bad. The people there are really friendly, and I assure you, they are all very hygienic. So, don't worry about food poisoning when you eat there.

Oh yea, I was pouring water into glasses for the customers initially, but I somehow ended up washing plates behind the kitchen. It's not as bad as it sounds, but the sensation of soapy glass plates against my fingertips really irritated me!! I don't know why....don't ask....=_="" haha...I'm getting closer to turing into a "plate -washing ah sao"...just need to work there a few more times...

I worked from 5.30pm-11.50pm and I earned...RM 22!! That'll go into my savings~!! 'm gonna stinge, muahahaha....that's all, I just wanted to record that experience. =)

Now, I'm back to watching "Welcome to the NHK"!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

I've got nothing to say...Zetsubou shita!!!

Wow, my life's getting more and more dull~I can't update anymore!!!

Well, I took my driving test today, and I failed the "inside" test. All because I banged one of the polls with the side mirror. Sigh...oh well, I'm sure I'll drive better with auto cars!!! Grrr...

And anime..hmm..I'd like to recommend a series called "Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei"(Goodbye Mr. Despair) which is based on a manga created by Kohji Kumeta!! It's one of the most entertaining anime series I've seen so far, with it's unpredictable plot and weird characters. The genre is comedy (mostly dark comedy, I've developed a liking for this kinda stuff XP, it's gets kinda vulgar too sometimes, hehe, not for the kiddies) and it's a shounen anime (although it doesn't have the stereotypical shounen elements eg. awesome fighting scenes and the oh so cliche "I've got to fight to protect someone " theme, which is pretty refreshing for a change).

The main cast of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei


"Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei" revolves around a very pessimistic high school teacher named Nozomu Itoshiki who, at the very beginning of the series, tries to hang himself on a sakura tree. Despite this effort of self-destruction, he is saved by an extremely optimistic girl known only as Kafuka Fuura (it should be noted, however, that in her effort to save his life, she almost kills him, haha, yea, seriously). She explains to him that it is simply unforgivable to hang himself on such a nice day, especially in front of such beautiful trees. She decides to nickname Nozomu "Pink Supervisor" (桃色係長, Momoiro Kakarichō?), and offers to pay him fifty yen to call him by that nickname. After having enough of the strange girl, Nozomu bolts to the school and starts his homeroom class, but the attempt to escape was in vain as he finds that the girl is one of his students. Not only that, but Kafuka is just the tip of the iceberg: each and every student in his class presents a new personality quirk or bizarre obsession, posing challenges that the suicidally-inclined teacher must overcome in spite of himself.

The opening scenes (the girl is Kafuka)

The many faces of dear Itoshiki sensei, the main character of this series

Lolz, random snapshot from the opening theme

Illustration from the manga

Haha, a slightly disturbing picture of Itoshiki sensei attempting to hang himself

Interesting summary right? The show is amazingly random but surprisingly thought provoking as Nozomu sensei(a.k.a Zetsubou sensei because his surname "Itoshiki" resembles "zetsubō" (絶望,despair) when written horizontally ) takes all aspects of life, language and culture in the most negative light possible. Despite his pessimistic behaviour, you are bound to find him, somehow, terribly likable. Not that it's a bad thing of course. XP Also his tag line "Zetsubou shita~!!"(I'm in despair~!!) never fails to tickle me, haha, maybe it's just me, but you should go check it out!!

This anime series is actually relatively old, the first season was released last year, and they just started airing the second season "Zoku (extreme) Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei" this January. And I'm telling you, the second season is just as good, if not, better than the first season!

Illustration for Season 2

You can get the manga from One Manga but you'll have to read it online. The anime series is avaible in Crunchyroll and Youtube. If you've seen it let me know what you think about it! ^^

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Kids say the darndest things......about braces...

It's true! I was reminded of two incidents that took place last year when something happened today. By the way, I'm in Subang today and also for tomorrow because I'm supposed to check out IACT and The One Academy. I went for a look see today and both places weren't bad(although admittedly The One Academy's building looks much more impressive than IACT's).

Anyway, back to the topic. I was having dinner with my housemate Tsu Fei today at SS2's Food court. While I was trying to enjoy my Penang Fried Kuey Teow,(yummy~) I couldn't help but notice that a little girl who sat opposite me on the table next to mine, was staring at me. I looked up and she just stared at me boldly (although without any obvious evil intentions).*cough cough demon child* Actually, it felt more like she was observing a very interesting specimen that she couldn't take her eyes off. I continued eating. She ate too. With every bite she took, she turned to look at me again. This carried on for almost 10 minutes. When she finally figured that staring wouldn't make my braces turn into a pumpkin coach, she went back to conversing with her parents and playing with her siblings....this is not the first time something like this happened.

At this rate, I'm gonna have to start a petition...

Last year or two years ago, when I was visiting my aunts' mother in-law in the hospital, my mum and I waited outside her ward because only a limited number of people was allowed into the ward at one time. At the same time, a little girl and her mother was also waiting outside. I was just talking to my mum when I noticed the little girl staring at me. Feeling a little mischievous , I grinned at her, just to flash my braces. At that instant, the little girl became so excited, she was urgently tugging on the hem of her mother's skirt to get her mother's attention. I turned to her in time to see her smiling sheepishly and telling her mother this in a hushed voice:" Mama, ni kan na ge jie jie de ya chi you tie de!!"(Mum,look! That girl has metal on her teeth!!)


Oh yea, that was pretty loud for a whisper. Even my mum heard it. Both of us were trying to stifle our laughter when the little girl's mother tried to explain to her what braces are. I don't think the little girl was listening though, she was still so fascinated she couldn't stop grinning.

Yea, cute kid.

Something else happened last year too, this time I'm pretty sure that it was last year! My mum dropped me off in front of my brother's tuition centre and I was supposed to call him out. When I went in the tuition centre, I told the tuition teacher that I was there to pick my brother up. While my brother went to pack his bag, some of his mischievous tuition friends took the initiative to start a friendly conversation with me. (By the way, all of them are 9-year olds):

Brat #1: "Hey, what's up with your teeth???!!"

Brat #2: "Eeww..I think she has some kind of disease!!!"*exchange looks of disgust* (WHUT~??!! 0_o)

Me: "Err....haven't you guys seen braces before?"

Jr. Einstein: " That's called 'bang ya'(translates directly to 'tie/bind teeth' but it actually means braces), people do it to make their teeth straight, my (dunnowho)'s doing it too. Does it hurt??!"

Me: " kid! Oh yea, it does at first, but it doesn't hurt right now. It still hurts like hell though!!! HAHAHA..."

Huhuhuh...I hope I scared them.... >8D. Watch out for my Colgate smile soon, kids!! this one!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

More about hamsters....

Hehe...the hamster babies have grown quite a, I managed to snap a few photos of Le' Hamster Familia because my younger sister shifted the mother and her babies into a bigger cage.=P

These are the babies...aren't they adorable? They've grown some fur...

Here's another one!!

Close up photo of the babies

Mother hamster resting in a corner

Mother hamster keeping a close eye on her babies

And now for some shots of father hamster cuz' the poor guy's feeling a little left out...

Father hamster eating a potato...he sure loves his carbs!!

Father hamster close up shot

Father hamster trying to make an escape

Well, these hamsters don't have proper names, which is why I'm going all retarded and referring to them by "father hamster" and "mother hamster"...Maybe we'll name the babies soon...hmm..any ideas, people?

Friday, April 11, 2008

This calls for a revolution!!!


Wow, I found out that some lady has been telling my older sister some shit.

"Your SPM results were okay la, but your younger sister....not up to everyone's expectations now she has to live with that. Your parents depend on both of you so now it's up to you to work hard y'know? Don't be like your younger sister okay?"


I don't know who that lady is(cuz' my sis ain't telling),but knowing that she said something like that pisses me off..she's even supposed to be a frequent visitor to my house.

Okay..okay..I know I seriously screwed up my SPM, really badly. I was distracted, unfocused, unmotivated, stubborn, undisciplined, yes, and maybe even more! But just cause I've been doin' pretty well all this while since primary school and I chose a bad time to mess up doesn't mean that you can start goin' around acting like I'm doomed to be a failure for all eternity!!!

And what's up with all that "now it's up to you to work extra hard because of your sister's mistake" nonsense?? My older sister is my older sister..she has a life of her own for heaven sakes. And I don't think that lady realises what kind of pressure she's putting on my sister. It is really unnecessary, thank you!!

Maybe I'm not in the position to say this, but I'll say it anyway..

Nowadays, society is such that we are gauged by our academic achievements. The more A's the better right?? HAHAH. I really admire those who scored straight A's for their SPM and those Harvard students and what not's, hats off to all of them. But hey, how about those other students who failed 5 papers and couldn't score even a C? I know a guy whose like that. He grew up a pretty bad environment, his house is crammed for a family of 6 and his parents probably aren't the best role models when it came to doin' good in school. He didn't mix with the most hardworking people and flunking exams and skipping class was a ritual to him. Don't society look down on people like that?

So, after leaving school, we're all like "I wanna get a good job so I can earn money quick! So I won't burden my parents so much and so that I can get that car that I've been dreaming to get for the last two years." Me too, okay? But this dude here flunked his SPM, and now he's working full-time in a handphone repair shop. He does overtime and boy, does he get paid for it! He's even planing to open a handphone retail and repair shop with his friend soon.

It definitely doesn't sound as glamorous as becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but while we're still studying, he'll be churning in money day by day. It's a big achievement for a fresh school-leaver. But does society recognise this? You'd need a degree or a masters to get their attention.

Okay, what I'm saying here is, we all have our own dreams, our personal goals. It may sound small to others, to the world, nevertheless, it brings joy to us. Our current society may not agree that what you're gonna do will promise success, but how would they know, that there is another world beyond theirs, a world that will recognise your achievement where the people will applaud and cheer for you as you strive to make your dreams come true? That world is not that far away. If you search, look and listen, you will realise that it's always been there. Unfortunately, our society still cannot see beyond the hedge. And they may never look past it. Well, that's just too bad then.

I'm not saying all this to make myself feel better because of my crappy SPM results. I'm not cut out to be a professional, because that's not where my heart lies at, I DON'T want to look into people's mouth everyday to earn a living, but I DO want success and happiness too. No matter what we do, we're all the same that way. We wanna enjoy what we do, and we wanna earn big bucks doin' it ( Although earning big bucks is not really part of my dream, but what the heck, it'd be nice too ). So, I'll brave myself to walk on the road less taken. I will work extra hard and I don't care what those people have to say about me. Because they may never understand why I do it. And that may actually turn out to be a good thing someday. Whether I really become successful in the future, is a different story entirely. At least I know that I tried my best to do what I believe in, and at the very least, I won't have any regrets about that.

If this entry offends you, I'm sorry for the unhappiness I caused. I am merely expressing my opinions on certain issues. If you don't like what you see.....erm....I'd really prefer it if you to express your opinions tactfully or just keep them to yourself. And thank you very much for listening to my ranting.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hamster family...

My hamster gave birth to four hamster juniors!! Haha...they're so cute, those hairless, pinkish, twitchy little things...I can't take a picture...cuz' my hamster's cage has too many here's how they look lyk...=D

Adorable little things those rodents are....:3

The mother is getting more and more aggressive too...I think she's turning psychotic...she's biting the cage and goin spider man on us...pregnant mum's go through stuff like that too, right? horrible Open canvas skills....

Anyway, I'll be getting a new part-time the Adidas store in melaka mall...huhu...Im too lazy to do the full-time job..cuz' they rob me of my freedom on weekends...10 a.m. to 10 p.m. crazy ain't it? Also, I'm getting a job cuz' I won't be doing A-levels anymore. I'll probably opt to study in The One Academy or IACT. For those who haven't heard I know it's pretty sudden. I was shocked myself when my parents suddenly asked if I would like to change my course. Amazing twist of events. So I'll be shifting again...I realise that I do that alot....:/ And that will mark the end of orangeclover-garden.blogspot, a blog my roommate,Betsy and I worked very hard on...sigh...good times...good times... many things happening'...I passed my pre-driving test today too! Just a few more lessons on the road and I'm ready to take on JPJ!! Hopefully..:P

And life goes on....

Thursday, April 3, 2008

That sinking feeling...

Do you sometimes feel like people can't trust you to handle your own life?-That they treat you as though you're so weak that you just can't hold on without them?'s so annoying, but above all, it hurts. Can't you just trust me??? I say fuck it , man, FUCK IT.

(I actually thought about a whole lot more to write but I managed to cool down a bit, so less ranting here, yay.)

That's been depressing me the whole day, I'm in one of those emo and whiny mood swings all started after class yesterday...our maths teacher suddenly asked the whole class to pass up all the previous maths homework that I have been putting off for quite sometime.....I'm still at it. The load has been reduced though, she just asked us to pass up our recent homework. But there's still a lot...oh god..look at all that histograms, frequency distribution graphs and stem and leaf diagrams we have to draw...I'm gonna go crazy soon...heehee~~And there was also that chem assignment which I rushed to finish last night...hehe...

Look! Its the guy who invented the Haber Process!-Fritz Haber!

Yes,I'm gonna continue ranting, it's gonna be over soon though.

This morning, I decided to use the 10 minute break time in which our Physics teacher gave us to go and print the chemistry assignment. Since I was pretty hungry, I slipped a five ringgit note into my pocket so I could buy myself something to eat later. After I printed the assignment, I headed for the cafeteria, thinking about getting a packet of Maltesers. Thank goodness I checked my pocket before grabbing something and going to pay for it at the counter.

Man, do I love this candy...


Okay, so it doesn't sound like much, but for a person with only twenty-something ringgit left in her pocket, it's a quarter of her property. =_=""" *SWT~~* I thought I was gonna rip the hair off my scalp. But I got a waffle to compensate for the "loss" now..I have RM 7.50 less in my wallet.


On the bright side, I bought green pearl milk tea from Little Taiwan to cheer myself up, they have the chewiest pearls in the world!!

This, of course, is not a picture taken by me, for thy do not own a camera. An that explains why I'm spamming you with pictures of Fritz Haber and maltesers taken from the Internet!! Muahaha

And also...I bought Powder issue 06!! YESSSSS~~I have you now, my precious one~!! case you don't know why I'm so excited, it's because my favourite Malaysian artist, KiDChan's art is featured in there, for the first time. Honestly, I found her manga was kinda confusing at first, I had to read it three times to fully understand the story!! Yea~ But the art and colours were gorgeous, and the manga had a beautiful storyline and theme. Man, I'm a sucka for bittersweet stories!!

Okay, that will be all, I just had to let it all out somewhere since pent up emotions are bad, I'm feelin' slightly better now. =)

My dad will be picking me up tomorrow night, but I'll probably be going back to Malacca on Sunday. driving continues on Tuesday, and then I'll be having the pra-test later. OMG, I don't know if I still remember how to drive...!! After that, I plan to meet up with friends back in Malacca, since I have a two week holiday!! Yessss!!!! Also, I'll have to go for that dental appointment that I've missed out on since February...hehe...Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day...