November 29, 2010


Hey you,
Yes, you three... I miss you
I wonder when will f4 meet again?

"But because you were there, because your smiles were so warm
We've come this far with your hands at our sides to hold on to"

5x10- 嵐

November 28, 2010

A Picture A Week: Week 41-44 [The Lamp Series]

These were taken at my aunt's house...

This one:

And this one:
are basically the same lamp (chandelier?), but it has different lights... blue and yellow. 
Too high for me to take the details and I don't have the appropriate lens

I personally love this colourful one~
Moroccon-theme? Indian-theme? You decide.
This is in one of the rooms

Placed at the stairs

November 26, 2010

26th November...

Someone turns 30 today =D
And yet still doesn't look that big three-oh age xD

Don't get too tanned, you! XP

November 15, 2010

Love Rainbow

I got a text from a friend saying she had safely delivered a baby boy. A few weeks prior, I got to know through fb that another friend gave birth to a baby boy. Months before that a good friend called to inform me that she's pregnant.
Today, a childhood friend called to ask something regarding her antenatal check-up...
Today, I got to know a high-school friend is getting married in a month's time.
In January 2011, there will be another wedding to attend in Ipoh.

Lovely isn't it? It feels like there are a lot of love rainbows around


November 10, 2010

Kotoba Yori Taisetsuna Mono

... means something more important than words

If you're wondering what's the meaning of Japanese lyrics I put last week, here is the (romaji) and translation. 

僕が選んだ毎日なのに 迷ったりヘコんでみたり
(boku ga eranda mainichi na noni mayottari hekonde mitari)
写真の中の無邪気な僕は 果たしてなんていうんだろう
(shashin no naka no mujaki na boku wa hatashite nante iun darou)

明日の僕をむかえに行く (asu no boku wo mukae ni iku)
あの頃に負けないように (ano koro ni makenai you ni)
忘れかけた 大事なもの 抱えて (wasurekaketa daiji na mono kakaete)
答えなど分からなくても (kotae nado wakaranakute mo)
それでも続く道ならば 信じるままに歩こう (sore demo tsuzuku michi naraba shinjiru mama ni arukou)

The everyday of my own choice, may it be times I was lost or when I stumbled
I wonder how will it be with my innocent self in the photo

I’m off to face myself of tomorrow 
I pray lest I fail by that time
Embracing the important things long forgotten
I might not know any answers
Even so, I shall walk down the continuous path in simple faith

[Romaji and translation credit to Denise Dinc; thank you for your kindness]

I personally love the last two phrase. Not as much as these two ayahs in the Quran but close enough,

God does not burden any human being with more than he is well able to bear... [2:286]

..even though it be hateful to you; but it may well be that you hate a thing the while it is good for you, and it may well be that you love a thing the while it is bad for you: and God knows, whereas you do not know [2:216]

A Picture A Week: Week 40

Vintage attempt...
Syu told me about this awesome website a long time ago.... well, a few months ago. Had some attempts with some pretty profile pictures from magazine scans and my personal collection. 
And I took below photo quite some time ago- had a sudden urge to photograph the perfumes the three of us have at home... And err.... 7 out of 10 are... mine XP Actually, in this particular picture, I missed out one bottle, CK Eternity, which is empty already but I still keep the bottle, because perfumes are just love xD

The photo turned out to be dull. It's bland. And boring. So I thought I'd 'spice it up'. I've been thinking about making it vintage-like since Syu told me about the website. Check it out, it's really nice.

Below the cut is the original photo and another two that I saved while editing it to the final product above. You can see the differences~

November 5, 2010


These pretty much summed up how I was feeling early in the morning, 2 days ago...

Fly, fly and keep on flying
Run, run, keep on running
Until you reach your goal, don’t give in
No matter if you’re in pain
Keep on going

Fly, fly soar through the sky
Even if you stop for a while to cry
This long journey you have chosen
Is known to have ups and downs

If you’re tired, rest for a while
If you look back, you might smile
Yes it has been one long journey to travel
Yes you have stumbled and cry and fell
But you’re here
the end of the first phase is near

And this pretty much sums up what I'm feeling when I was writing what I wrote above and what I'm feeling now....

僕が選んだ毎日なのに 迷ったりヘコんでみたり
写真の中の無邪気な僕は 果たしてなんて言うんだろう

忘れかけた 大事なもの 抱えて
それでも続く道ならば 信じるままに歩こう

 - From 嵐's Mukae ni Iku Yo

It's been 8 years.... most of the time I think I'm still not good and not ready to work. Everyday, the thought of exams makes me worried, not just because they're important exams, but the bigger questions of "Will I be a safe doctor?" and "Do I know enough?" and "Am I ready? Am I trustworthy enough?" keep on pounding in my head. They all lead to "Why did I choose this in the first place?"
There's a part of me that wants to finish quickly but there's also a part of me that's scared. Is there any part of me that's feeling excited to go out there and work? None at this moment.

MAJOR self doubt. I know. And it comes now, during the critical time *headdesk*

There, I said it out in the open. How long have I been feeling this and carrying this without telling a soul about it, even with some strong compulsion to meet some of my mentors?

You don't want to know.

November 3, 2010

11th Year

To you 5 who celebrate your anniversary today,
Happy 11th Year!
And for being chosen as the other 61st Kouhaku Uta Gassen hosts,

(part 2, final)