Thursday, May 26, 2005



they shocked us with that first-minute goal. they mocked us with the second, and they almost killed our spirit with the third blast into the net.The ship was wrecked..but had not sunk yet..not so fast Milan. Why? because we own the world's number one master of tactic ~ none other than that 'bang!!' booster Benitez.
2nd half - change in formation - with didi hamman subtituting steve finnan - proved to be working out very well particularly in that amazing 6 minutes (or perhaps you prefer the term '6 minutes of madness' as ancelotti did) - believing that their mission impossible would work, liverpool players ensured their almost-frustated fans a dramatic comeback. they fought hard, and they fought fast.captain Gerrard set up the canon, smicer ignited the fire and alonso launched the ball- all 3 in 6 magical minutes..
the second penalty shoot-out of the week seemed to prefer us over them.jerzy dudek's choreoform movement sure made milan's shooters's eyes spinning.. way to go liverpool!!!
you deserve your 5th eoropean title =)%

Sunday, May 22, 2005

dutch dazzle

There and back again. I'm back from my first summer trip - Netherlands aka Holland aka Belanda. all i can say is holland is beautiful. Travelling from Einhoven to Amsterdam, meant we had to cross the Dutch land from one end to the other. being the 'flattest' country in the world (you won't find even a small hill) makes the farming field looks soo saujana mata memandang. The houses (i prefer the word 'cottages' actually) were absolutely the real version of what i have always been day dreaming to own (but just as istana hinggap je la ;p or bile tue2 best la kot duduk kt countryside cam ni).Situated in the middle of the green fields,timid horses mowing the grass, with streaming canals, or ponds at one side, windmills here and there - no one can ask more.

Amsterdam - a unique city - bikes are ubiquitous - numerous canals and bridges - buildings are funny-looking to me.a bit cartoon like (how else would you describe 'senget', asymmetrical,and colourful buildings??) - well i wanted to tell more. Alas, im in a state where 'malas' is overwhelmingly overriding my desire to id better stop now ;-)

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

When Royal Rules

simba jesting playfully with the 'Strasbourg born' cigone
Timon - "i can see what happen"
pumba - "what??"
Timon - "and they dont have a clue!!"
pumba - "oh well"
Timon - "they fall in love and here's the bottom line ;
our trio down to two!"
(kindly refer to the scene when Simba met Nala for the very first time after he ran away - The Lion King 1)
These are among the few lines that i could still memorise from the film. Even until today, Lion King remains sitting proudly on the throne of my favourite Disney movies chart - just where the king belongs ;-) 'Snow white and the seven Dwarves' goes second, apparently upgrading her princess' title to Queen heh. the layout of the film is pretty simple actually, but it caught my attention with awe all the same. May be this is what they meant by 'the complex beauty of simplicity'. yeah whatever.. It reminds me strongly of my siblings too. There this one time they kept playing this movie over and over again and surprisingly never got bored!! (well, now you know the reason i manage to remember those lines perfectly.hehe)
i think the way they potrayed the animals were just fitting with every species character. (e.g hyenas as the bad guys, pig as the dumb lad (sorry pumba ;p), elephants, zebras as the timid ones etc etc). Nemo is not bad either, but honestly i was just interested in Dory's character. She really stole the spotlight from the clown fish. hmm ok lah c ni dulu. allez Mufasa!!

Monday, May 16, 2005

me or them?

After going through one long torturous week (definitely the worst this year) plus several stressful, head spinning weeks before that, my life is getting back into place..thank God. still, the impact of abnormalities (which it successfully created) is still there, very hard to get rid off it seems (more resistant than that die hard MRSA!!) for instance, my sleeping clock is still dreadfully haywire - i'm officially imsomniac. Not to mention my eating patterns - disturbed (psychologically) even more badly than the endocarditis of staph. aureus origin! (i really cant think of other analogues hehe - why not put that into the lists of my exam's aftermath as well?)
in short, i am challenged in every sort of ways. for real i felt so hopeless.i felt like i was the most unfortunate person alive at the moment. But God doesnt seem to agree with me. On the way back home right after the last paper, He proved that i was dead wrong.

i happened to sit in front of two young kids in the bus. they were makin some noises (just for the record, i didnt get annoyed yeah) it was only after quite sometimes that i realised one of them wasnt just an ordinary kid - he was a privilleged boy - with impaired hearing and speech(he also wore thick glasses, which meant he was - to some degrees- visually challenged too. he was having difficulty telling his mum what he wanted.then he started crying. at that point, i really felt ( n still feel) sorry for him and began to curse myself for being so oblivious and self-centred. what i had gone through was almost nothing compared to what that little boy ought to endure now and for the rest of his life. stigma.inferiority complex.sense of incapability..and perhaps a lot more..

then, a vision of a homeless man that i chanced upon in Paris floated into mind. he was lying on the sidewalk, desperately reaching for the hot air streaming upwards from the metro underground's heating system... struggling with the cruelly cold paris weather and starvation. looking at his condition, he must be struggling for survival too.he was all wrecked! he had no fortune at all! but i, i am blessed with so much more. yet i am still complaining. still thinking no one has ever felt as down as i had. how can that be??!

i may not be completely wrong in a way. come to think of it, God tests people in many different (n sumtimes unexpectedly weird) ways. the two fellas i mentioned before were tested with physically limiting conditions. as for me (and for most of us i think), it is more psychological..
in a 'manner' of modern speaking, it is 'hell' (wonder where's the manner there -lol).. but it is better - and for that i guess we should be grateful. no matter how 'lost' we feel, there are always millions who are 'meeting dead ends' much worse than we do. -ehem, so now do i sound like a therapist?? :p - didnt intend to hhehe

oh by the way, having crapped all the above, it reminds me one of the quranic verses saying more or less (God forgive me if im wrong) :

'..No soul shall be burdened with what is greater than it can bear..' (2;233)

that's gotta inspire you! - now im a motivator eh?? :p :p

this seems to be a good blog entry after all..huhu.. erk (do keep in mind, s'il te plait ) im not good enough though =l

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Happy Mother's Day mummies!!

"Happy Mother's Day" means more than having a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things we never really get to say.
It means I love you first of all,then thanks for all you do.

It means you mean a lot to me, and that I honor you.
But most of all, I guess it means that I am thinking of your happiness on this, your day,With pleasure and with love.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

winter in paris

Oh Paris....
i simply love this place..
The magnificent Eiffel tower.i like the view from this angle, there's something serene and calm about it.Oh, it sure does switch on the romantic mode!