Archive for October, 2008

Bangi and Kajang people are nuts!!

October 31, 2008 Leave a comment


OMG I’ve no idea what’s wrong with them!!

And to think that I thought after 21 years of living and following my mother to her office (okay fine, I haven’t followed her everyday, but, you know… I should get used to it somewhat, right?), it still surprised me how crazy those people drive!!

Nonetheless, there wasn’t even a scratch on our new Vios, alright? No teasing!! I can drive a bloody manual car okay!! Smoothly at that without the engine suddenly loosing power. I bet I could outdrive most of you who’ve gotten used to driving auto any time!!

But really, urgh!! I really think the government should discriminate according to where they come from when it comes to exams; for those from Bangi and Kajang, it should be harder for them to pass their exams.

And make a lot of turnings to be taken by them during exams. Sure way to fail them.

Because they hardly look left or right before they cross the road or whatever. Seriously!!

Anyway, back to my driving.

I have absolutely no idea what to do with my left hand now that I don’t have to change the gear. Doesn’t help that my steering wheel control have always been bad. I know it is a bit weird, but I feel more confident with turning the wheel with one hand and the other at the gear most of the time. It’s been since forever (okay fine; 3 years) since I drove with a driving instructor next to me, thus needing to put both hands on the wheel. I know it’s not really a good habit. And it’s a wonder of power steering!! You don’t have to use both hands!! I was fascinated! And it became a bad habit. Haha.

My left side feels neglected when I drove the auto. Seriously; think about it. We don’t have to use the clutch, and we don’t need to change gears, and don’t even bother lying; you would hardly use the handbreak now. All the work is done by your right side. Only your poor right brain is not being used.

Sigh. Sucks to live near KL; my mother insists that the jam would drive me insane if I drove a shift stick. Oh yes, she knows how impatient I am. Maybe she’s right. And I might not think when I am driven crazy with road range; forgetting I’m a female or just grabbing the umbrella and hitting the other driver.

Oh, gotta go now!! Lunch!!


Speed limit

October 31, 2008 Leave a comment

I will finally learn how to drive an automatic tomorrow.

I know, I’m that dumb. I find manual easier; it is comforting that regardless of how much you press the accelerator, if you don’t change the gear, the engine would just make a lot of noise. Heee.

Yeah, that’s my biggest fear with driving an auto; I’m afraid if I’ll step on the accelerator too much.

My mother thinks it is worth paying someone to teach me; a proper driving instructor. So I’m following her to her office, to be taught by her former secretary’s husband.

So that got us talking about speed limits.

You see, my mother learnt how to drive in the US; just automatics though. She only learnt how to drive a manual car when she came back to Malaysia for good; we don’t recognize American driving license. I think we still don’t, since it is not commonwealth anyway.

She was telling me, those days the speed limit on a freeway (highway/ motorway) was 55miles per hour (mph; yeah, they use miles. How backwards. Couldn’t they use metrics? Seriously!!). Decided to calculate it; I used the Google calculater and got the figures:

55 miles per hour = 88.51392 kilometers per hour

Seriously!! We could drive 90km per hour (kmph) on normal roads in Malaysia!!!

So I decided to wiki it, and discovered that the speed limits on the mainland (i.e. excluding Hawai’i) are between 50-75; with some places in Texas having up to 80.

Lets assume the maximum speed limit in the whole of US is 80mph, which is 128.74752 kmph; about 130 kmph.

My mother was driving 72mph on that 55mph stretch of road. My mother who never goes above the speed limit in Malaysia.

So it got me recalling, in Twilight, where Edward Cullen drove at 100mph, and then going higher… I don’t remember it hitting 150mph though. However, I’m too lazy to check; the book is already arranged on my bookshelf, no longer next to my bed on the nightstand.

Maybe it’s because of the use of mph instead of kmph that I thought, well, maybe it is fast. And the way Meyer wrote it; as if it was just a blur outside, with everything flying past you.

100mph is equivalent to about 160kmph.

I had a psycho friend who I tell people wants to kill me, drives on the NKVE from the Subang toll to Damansara toll at that speed. Those toll plaza are the next from each other, might I add. A short distance. Didn’t stop him.

And he’s human who wears glasses. And sings along to Muse while he’s driving.

The same psycho also drives 200kmph on the new East Coast highway to Kuantan.

Seriously, I’m not impressed with the Twilight Saga anymore.

It deteriorates day by day.

I’m getting worried; I still want to own the books.

Oh well, when I arrived in London, I realize what a big lie JK Rowling did with the train platforms and all… And I still want to own the books.

Maybe because the memory are just too fresh.

But, yeah. I have a crazy friend. He now has a girlfriend.

I feel like telling her, “you know, you boyfriend tried to kill me by inducing a heart attack everyday when we were in college.” And embarrassed the hell out of me when I was in University.

Goddamn him.

On another note, I must must remember to bring sunblock tomorrow. Argghhh!! I am hating the ridiculously hot season on the West Coast. I absolutely abhor the sun. I absolutely don’t get why my skin is sensitive to it. Oh, thank God I don’t get burnt though; it skips that part and goes straight to peeling, which is just as bad. Urgh…

I should really make a proper plan of entrapping a Scottish man into marriage.

Anywhere which is constantly cloudy and rainy would do, I would think. Heee.

Cousin’s wedding

October 30, 2008 Leave a comment

I couldn’t resist it anymore; the one question that have been in my mind since I discovered that my newly weded cousins live separately still.

Both of them were sharing houses with friends of their respective genders.

Also, my cousin will be relocated to Terengganu in November. So it didn’t make sense to find a house, only having to move out of it after only 3 months.

So they stay separately, even though they have been married for 3 months.

To be honest, I think that the only semblance of privacy they had together since they were married was when they sent me home after our side of the family’s reception ceremony and when my cousin was in the hospital, where his new wife took leave to take care of him.

It just boggled me. Why didn’t they wait once they were stable? After all, my cousin knew of the relocation quite some time already. They could have waited. Why made it so close to the fasting month?

I mean, isn’t having sex a little bit troublesome during that time? Needing to perform a full ablution before dawn so that your fast would be accepted? Who in the right mind would actually bother waking up to have shower in the cold water just to have one night of sex?

I find it rather too troublesome to believe anyone would actually bother doing it.

Anyway, it is not just food you’re supposed to abstain during the day in the fasting month. I would think sex would be included.

I’ve pondered on my own and I gave up. And since today my cousin came to help me get my racks from IKEA, I decided, why the hell not?

So I asked him, why did he decide to have the wedding when he did?

The answer was because of me.

Okay fine, he wanted as many family members as possible to attend it. However, since I was the only one who was overseas for a long period of time when I do leave the country, it made sense to try have it when I was in the country.

They didn’t know I was going to reject the offer anyway. Heck, even I didn’t know till I was going back to Malaysia.

The irony was that my mother was not in the country for the reception on our side. Hahahaha.

So, yes, I’m touched.

He’s really not like my former cousin (I decided I didn’t want anything to do with her. And since we weren’t tied by blood anyway [both her mother and my mother were adopted], I really didn’t think it mattered) who, my aunt told me, wanted to have the ceremony while I was away. Total opposite, huh? She didn’t want my mother or I to be present. Looking at how extravagant they went, I wasn’t surprised why they didn’t want us there. And I didn’t think I lost anything by not attending anyway. I generally hate weddings.

If I were to marry, I would elope.


No fuss, no embarrassment, and very economical.

And like Amni, I rather splurge on the honeymoon.

Hahaha. 😛

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October 29, 2008 Leave a comment

I started reading Murakami’s Norweigian Wood.

I got it last Monday at MPH for RM39.90.

Got me thinking, he should change his name to Mahalkami instead.


Alarm clock

October 29, 2008 Leave a comment

Waking up early today–7am!!–reminded me of my last Easter break. Sniff sniff.

Anyone who knows me knows what odd hours that I keep.

It gets worse when I have courseworks to do. I sleep whenever I feel like sleeping.

However, “lucky” me, a robin one day decided to be my alarm clock. About the time after I came back from Lake District.

And I really didn’t appreciate it.

I mean, it came chirping at my window at 6am!! It doesn’t help that the sun rises early in April-May; this silly bird decided to elect itself as my alarm clock.

Okay, to be honest, I don’t know whether it is the same bird or not.

However, without fail, from that day on, at 6am, it will be at my window, chirping happily.

Oh, I don’t draw my curtains when I sleep. Find it too stuffy in the spring and summer months.

When it chirps, I threw the nearest things at it. And being the coward that it is, it didn’t wait to make sure I was awake.

Having watch Avenue Q on the first weekend of my Easter break, which is shown at the Noel Coward theatre, I started to call the stupid bird Noel Coward.

Oh yes, gay men have a special place in my heart; gay men who writes plays a special place in the special place in my heart. Haha.

I threw all sorts of  things; cushion, eraser, pens, pencils, my notes, library books.

My glasses even.

And all these I would have to collect when I wake up from outside before the people threw them away, thinking it’s trash.

Now, in Malaysia, I miss Noel Coward the cowardly robin.



October 29, 2008 Leave a comment

When we got our new car, my mother decided that we should only put RM20 worth of petrol since the petrol prices would go down. I’m not sure if they have adjusted the prices yet though.

I know I should read the newspapers, but I’m stuck in the fiction world, I don’t want to leave it!!!!!

Anyway, yeah, RM20 worth. Maybe we had about RM8 worth still in the tank, I’m not sure.

She insisted that she will drive to work using that car at least twice; she works abaout 45 minutes drive away from our house.

4 45 minute trips, with going around the area because she just wanted to get used to the feeling of driving the car.


I laughed at her when she said she will be driving the Vios again today. I told her she’s crazy; she’ll be out of petrol on the way back. Just wait and see.

She said she doesn’t think so. After all, I don’t drive. And the car is much lighter than the Merc we have.

Fine. Up to you, I thought. If she got stranded, she couldn’t call me anyway since I don’t drive. And would unlikely be driving the Merc unless I have to.

And you know what? She started panicking at about 15 minutes more to reach home. Because the petrol indicator showed that it was using the reserve.


See, I was right.


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Seriousness Guideline

October 28, 2008 Leave a comment

I was looking through the files in my My Documents, and I saw a file named “seriousness guideline”.

Got me wondering, am I that bad that I need a guideline to be serious?

Then it hit me; it was one of the reading for Criminal Justice.


How stupid of me.


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