Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oh, I guess silver is like your kryptonite?

Oy! It has been a busy week at the office and I reckon I'll be tied up for the next 5-6 weeks, too. We're expecting some news to be announced soon (not about B, unfortunately) and I am to organize an all-hands for that. What started as a day meeting outside may now become a full blown retreat.

Also, the new semester has begun with the first tutorial started this morning. Stuff to read, notes to take, things to understand and remember. I am making full use of my current state of enthusiasm. It will some what dwindle in a month. I'm very familiar with this cycle already. Lol.

And then, there was Gossip Girl. 'I'm Chuck Bass' is back. I wonder if Blair will hook up with him back sometime in the future and when. Soon or it'll be dragged out until the end of this season?

The Vampire Diaries... a new vamp and werewolves, oh my! But first, someone needs to give Bonnie some chill pills, really. She's freaking annoying with being judgmental and stuff. I know Damon tried to kill you once, but to blame EVERYTHING on him is a bit much, no? As it is, you blamed the brothers for your gran's death, but if you and your granny hadn't been all sneaky to them... well, at least tell the truth to Elena, then maybe the whole incident can be avoided.

And then, you want to blame Damon for what happened to Caroline, when it was you who insisted in the first place, probably because you felt guilty she got hurt. Now, you don't like her because of what she has become. She's you friend ffs!

Strangely though, Bonnie is civil with Stefan. Why?

Of course, without these drama, there'll be no TVD. Lol.

Glee kicked off its new season this week. Oh, how I missed the show. Mr Shue wants to build a bigger group to out-perform Vocal Adrenaline in the next regionals which is going to be held in NYC. In order to entice new kids to join the club, the group performed Empire State of Mind.

They were fantastic! No one bothered (tsk tsk) but I would have joined. Haha. I've heard the original before, but I think the Glee casts performed it better. I managed to find a clip for this song, albeit a mirrored one, but check it out yourself.

Can't wait for the next episode... a Britney Spears themed episode. Woot!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

I love it how it has never occurred to you that someone might not want to see you every single day.

Gossip Girl here. Your one and only source.... Owh, back to reality. But it has definitely been one of the best longest weekend ever! I did a lot of things... mostly a lot of nothings. Hehe.

On Friday when we celebrated the first day of Eid, we went to do our usual rounds. However, it was the first time we didn't go to my dad's. Kim went back to her husband's hometown this year, so dad decided to go off to meet some of his old friends.

Raya dishes at my Mak Ngah's house

We were supposed to go to DH's aunt's house the next day, but when he heard that his brother won't be able to join, he decided not to as well. Kosser taw. We ended up going to the supermarket to buy some provisions and stayed home.

Mira was exceptionally excited to celebrate Eid this year. The week following the special day, she kept on asking me 'tomorrow Hari Raya ke?'. If not, she wanted to know when she 'can wear Hari Raya baju, bibu?'. On Sunday, she kept pestering me to go out for 'Hari Raya' that I have to tell her that 'Hari Raya habis dah'. The look upon her face was like a kid who discovered Santa Claus wasn't real. Lol!

I have been staying at home since then, didn't even go out a peep. I took leave from Monday onwards for three days, but I had to work on Friday to submit payroll stuff for the office. Nanti ada yang tak bergaji karang. The only time I went out from the house was on Thursday. Tu pun to top up petrol for next day's journey to work. Sigh.

So, what have I been doing?

I picked up the first two books from Kerrelyn Sparks 'Love At Stake' series. I can only stomach the two, not bothered to follow up on the others as soon as I discovered her vampires can be cured back to his human form. LAME.

Of course, in Vampire Academy the same thing happened to Dimitri when he was cured from becoming a Strigoi by Lissa. But he's already a dhampir, that doesn't count in my book :p

I also watched the entire 3rd season of Gossip Girl... because when I saw the new season's episode, I didn't realized how much I've miss out. So much drama! I can't believe I've neglected GG for the whole season. Where have I been to miss it totally? Strange.

Now I'm up to speed. Loving the Paris setting and all the French words in it. Hehe.

I might want to add: I've never liked V from the get-go. She act like she's the most noble of them all, but to me she's so judgey and a hypocrite. Like if it comes from her, she's entitled to behave that way but if, let say, Dan do the same thing she'll make a bitch out of it. And then I met her mother... now we know where she got that from ;p

I am beginning not to like J as much, and S too for that matter. Especially in the 3rd season.

Anyway, by reading the books and watching the episodes back-to-back (all 22 of them!), I managed to disrupt my sleep time. I'll stay up all night, only going to bed at 4 in the morning and will only be up at noon. It was a pain in the ass to wake up for work last Friday. The weather didn't help much either.

Have to go prepare for next week and try to attain some normalcy back. Heh heh. I shall end this not with my usual ex-oh-ex-oh, but with...

Bisou bisou

Thursday, September 9, 2010

1 Syawal 1431H

Mari nyanyi lagu raya...


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.

I've decided to rise above it and not to let you ruin this for me. Like always.


Monday, September 6, 2010

You three are boring me now. I'm gonna go do something else.

Four more days to Eid. I have mixed feelings -- happy, sad and annoyed. Don't ask.

I'm at a weird place right now. I am generally feeling happy and free but I also feel lurking behind it something akin to impending doom. I don't know what it is... yet. I hope it is nothing and it will pass.

Such is life. Sigh.

I am sleepy. Didn't sleep well last night. My muse came to visit at about 1 this morning and I couldn't stop writing until 4. Where these ideas come from?? If it is not because I've got to work today, I'd continue until it stops. Hence, my brain refused to shut off even when I am half asleep.

My neck hurts. Dammit, my whole body is stiff! All three cats were in bed with me. I love them, I really do, especially when they want to cuddle with me. But it can be a pain when I can hardly move about because they'll sit at 'strategic' points of my body -- one will lay his head on my ankle like it is a pillow, one will be sleeping at the crook of my bum and one will sleep right behind my back. How to turn over like that?

Why am I so whiny today? Meh.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My cigarettes and I are going outside. At least they show me respect.

Oh my god! If this is even possible... I've just been whammed by a major cliffhanger ever in this lifetime. At least, all the other serial books I've read before had some kind of satisfying sort-of ending to it. But this one? You should have seen me -- mouth hanging, eyes bulging, shocked, exasperated.

I've finished reading book five in the Vampire Academy series. Lets recap the story so far (and I'm going to spoil it for you because I am evil, muahaha!)...

Rose fell in love with her dhampir instructor, Dimitri, while she was in the academy. Then, one day the academy was attacked by Strigoi (bad vampires) and Dimitri was abducted and turned into one. She later found out he had fled to his home town in Siberia. She dropped out of the academy and left to look for him... in order to kill him to put him out of his 'misery'.

This girl practically wanted to stake him lah. Out of love. Because these dhampir Guardians (who guards the Moroi vampires i.e. good vampires) had a very high code of ethics or something. Have I mentioned that Rose is a dhampir and in training to become one of the Guardians?

She found him eventually, but hesitated. That mistake got her locked in some room by Dimitri and he now persuades her to change side i.e. become a Strigoi like him. She managed to escape after a while (Lissa, her Moroi bff whom she is bonded to - long story, was in trouble. That kinda awaken her a bit. She was in some trance), fought Dimitri and staked him.

Or so she thought. Turned out the stake didn't go through his heart. So, he came back and now (in book 5) he's hunting her. This time he really wanted to kill her.

While she was in Siberia, she met a couple who told her about a rumour that someone had tried to 'cure' a Strigoi into becoming normal. Knowing that and how Dimitri is still 'alive', she and Lissa went out to search for the person who had done the curing before. It involves a spirit user and whatnot. Lissa's magic is the spirit, see. Naturally, she vowed to help Rose do what she wants.

Dimitri managed to kidnapped Lissa and her bf one day, as a bait for Rose. And nak dijadikan cerita, Lissa managed to cure him when the guardians and Rose came to rescue them. However, once cured, he doesn't want anything to do with Rose anymore. He said he felt a guilt and remorse for all the things he had done, especially to her while in captive. Of course, Rose being Rose, wouldn't take that easily.

I like Rose. She's got spunk.

Anyway, the Moroi has their own royalty with a reigning queen. Rose and her have not really seen eye to eye -- the queen great nephew is infatuated with Rose and they're going out together. I think Adrian really loves her. Hence, when the queen was found murdered, all evidence pointed to Rose.

At the council meeting, it has been voted that she'll stand for trial. If found guilty, she'll be executed for treason.

And that is where the story ends... for now.


The sixth and last book, Last Sacrifice, will be coming out in December. Four more months to go uols! x_x

p/s: I want Rose to choose Adrian, instead of Dimitri. Although a vampire (royal to boot)/dhampir relationship will never get its happy ending in this world. But who knows. Maybe it'll be changed if Lissa becomes queen ;)