Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Taiji dolphin slaughter..

I was reading the newspaper today and I came across a very very disturbing article about dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan.. And I really feel compelled to do a post on it, because I'm pretty sure not many are aware of this, as I myself was not.. So here it is, please read, and know something bout it, cuz it's just plain shocking and cruel..
  • Taiji is a small fishing village located in Japan and it is there that the practice of driving dolphins into shallow waters and slaughtering them began.. This is how it works.. A small group of dolphin hunters usually operate with 13 motorized boats about 40 ft. long. Two men are assigned to each boat. At sunrise, the boats go out in a single file searching for dolphins. Each boat carries two 15 foot long metal poles, one on each side. When the dolphin hunters locate a pod of dolphins, they position their boats in a long row, evenly spaced. They then lower their metal poles into the water and start banging on them with hammers.
  • The noise literally creates a wall of sound underwater and is used to gain control over the dolphins. The underwater noise functions as an acoustic barrier between the dolphins and the open sea. The dolphins run for their lives to get away from the terrifying noise, but this only brings them closer and closer to shore. Their fear and loss of navigational sense enable the dolphin-hunters to drive them into killing coves.. Once the dolphins are in the cove, the dolphin-hunters drop nets into place at the entrance and the dolphins are trapped inside. Once the dolphins are trapped in the small area, the dolphin-hunter drive hooks, sharp spears and knives into their bodies. The water turns red with blood. The worst thing about the slaughter is that the dolphins suffer a lot before they die. These hunters often drive the spears in the wrong places, and the dolphins do not die immediately. Meaning they bleed, and go through tremendous pain before actually dying.
  • The most ironic thing is, the dolphins are hunted so that their meet can be consumed, or made as pet food. But one thing that is being kept very quiet is mercury poisoning. Dolphin meat has been tested and the average level of mercury in dolphin meat is far beyond the maximum allowable level. Some meat that were tested had mercury levels that were 35 times more than the safe level. Dolphin meat is so toxic that its meat should not be consumed or made as pet food. So if their meet cannot be safely consumed, why continue slaughtering them in such an inhuman way?
  • The hunters said that dolphin slaughter is also carried out because the dolphins eat too much fish. So dolphin slaughter is viewed as a form of pest control. They are basically trying to reduce the dolphin population, so that they'd have more fish for themselves. Those complete idiots have probably never thought of the fact that the reason why there doesn't seem to be enough fish for them and the dolphins is because the population of fish is decreasing.. And why is that huh? Well, it's caused by the people who have the same freaking attitude as those bloody dolphin-hunters, through over-fishing and pollution. So tell me, is their act of slaughtering dolphins justified based on the reasons given? I don't think so. Anyway, if you do wanna know more bout this, click HERE

Sunday, September 20, 2009

You belong with me..

  • Ok.. Again.. Nothing to blog bout.. So shall do more song blogging.. Reflecting on lyrics.. And the chosen song is You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift.. I know the song is like old edi, but it was while watching the VMAs just now that I truly realise how simple yet meaningful the song is.. And the video clip is just so touching, in a high sch kid kinda way.. Screw Kanye West and whatever he said, Taylor deserved the award..
The super-adorable window-to-window conversations they had in the video clip..
  • In the lyrics, a few lines really hit me like "BAM", straight in the head, not to mention the heart.. Now, I am not emo, just liking what is nice la k.. haha..
  1. Dreaming bout the day when you wake up and find that what you're looking for has been here the whole time..
  2. If you could see that I'm the one who understands you, been here all along, so why can't you see, you belong with me?
  3. Walking the streets with you and your worn-out jeans, can't help thinking this is how it ought to be..
  4. Have you ever thought just maybe, you belong with me?
For writing such simple songs, yet songs that make so much sense, and are so meaningful.. Salutations go to the beautiful, Miss Taylor Alison Swift..

Friday, September 18, 2009

Insomniatic..

It's 1.30am and here I am, NOT sleeping.. I'm so bored, I don't know what to do anymore.. Holidays are supposed to be fun, for goodness sake.. But oh well, since I'm sitting here, I was thinking, night as well blog.. But on what right? Yeah then it hit me.. I just feel like saying some things to 4 amazing people who I rarely see nowadays.. (Ok, maybe only 3, since the other 1 I see all the time.. haha..)
  • You know, the 4 of you.. And just in case you're so stupid you don't know I'm talking about you, I'll name you out.. Phoeb, Lis, Renu and Naim.. Well guys, at exactly this time last year, we would have probably been studying our asses off for trials.. =) I can't say that I'm not glad we're done with that, because I am.. LOL.. But at the same time, I do miss it a lot you know.. Exactly a year ago, despite feeling SOOOO tired in the mornings, I'd drag myself up no matter what.. Because I knew that when I got to school, I'd have you guys.. So no matter how gloomy the morning might have seemed, it all got better cuz you guys brightened up the day..
  • It's sad you know these days, that I can't use you guys as a motivation to get up in the mornings anymore.. Not that I don't have other motivations, but still, I don't get to see you guys anymore.. (Ok so maybe this doesn't apply to Phoeb.. LOL) But more than that, we don't get to hang out together anymore either.. Believe it or not, I have not stepped foot inside Dunkin Donuts since last year.. Somehow, the place doesn't appeal to me anymore, not when I don't have you guys to go crazy with in there..
  • The last time 5 of us hung out together was April.. It's been 5 freaking months people.. You know how long 5 months are, when compared to 1day? Naim, I have not seen you the longest.. You had to go and plant yourself far away from civilisation la.. LOL.. Will you please just put aside 1day and get your ass to Sunway, so that Phoeb, Renu and I can meet you there? And Lis, no more excuses you find your way there too.. lol.. Or if you'd all rather meet in Kajang, Saturdays would be good.. We could go to Dunkins and get the guy to tell us to shut up again.. =)
  • Sigh, I guess I just really miss those times where the 5 of us hang out together and have so much fun.. I know we're all busy, nothing much we can do bout that.. College makes certain that we're kept busy.. haha.. But I really, really hope I'd get too see you guys soon.. lotsa love, darlings.. *hugs*

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My list of things I wanna do..

  • I'm bored.. I've been feeling bored the whole day.. And I think, boredom leads to a lot of thinking.. Like just now when I was in the shower, I just stood there under the water and thought.. And I decided to blog bout all the small little things that I wish someone would do with me.. Anyone as long as that someone means something to me.. Like my 5 BFFs for example.. [let's go PD and do some of the things on my list.. =)]Because I realised that doing it alone won't have any meaning whatsoever.. This is all in random order, and I dun even know if I will be able to do it.. But I sincerely hope so..
  1. Lie on the beach and watch the stars..
  2. Have a picnic by the waterfall..
  3. Roll down slopes of grass banks and get my pants all stained green..
  4. Dance in the rain..
  5. Climb up some mountain and watch the sunrise..
  6. Run in a field when it's super windy..
  7. Write a message in a bottle and throw it into the sea..
  8. Buy like a whole bunch of helium balloons and watch them float up the sky..
  9. Candle-light dinner on the beach.. With marshmellows and chocolate as starters, cake as main course and ice-cream as dessert..
  10. Climb a tree and sit at the top, and face somewhere that has a view..
  • For now I'm gonna stop at 10.. notice that these 10 has a lot to do with nature.. =) perhaps next time I'll come up with another 10 involving crazy stunts or something.. But don't expect it soon.. It'll only happen when I'm bored to the extend of thinking what I wanna do.. *lotsa love*

Monday, September 14, 2009

This feeling sucks..

You know, sometimes I really hate being in situations like that.. I dunno la k, but I just feel so ARGHHH!!! I know so many people out there go through this.. Some go through it everyday.. I wonder how they take it.. Cuz I can't take it even for an hour.. It's bad la k.. And it makes me very ARGHHHH!!! It's just indescribable.. I know it seems like I'm talking gibberish.. It's probably cuz I am.. I just wanna rant it out la.. Whatever it is, it feels like no one will catch me when I fall.. So in conclusion, Amanda, dun fall, dun screw up, and dun mess up.. den things will be fine.. I dun even have the mood to online now like wat the crap.. Shall drown in my storybooks and music again.. My only sources of comfort when living homosapiens fail me..

PE6.5 After-trials barbeque party and Sai Cheong's birthday

  • Yes.. As I promised, the after-trials happenings.. We finished our last paper on Thurs.. And because I was forced, I went and watched Final Destination in 3d with my classmates.. OK la the reason I agreed was cuz VY was so nice as to pay 8 bucks for my ticket, and Meng Meng agreed to lemme dig my fingernails into his arms.. (I din anyway, I had my jacket.. lol..)
Our tickets..
The people..
All ready in 3d glasses..
Watching commercials and trailers.. =)
  • I'm telling you, do NOT watch the show.. It is so not worth your cash.. The minute the movie started, I was just sitting there wondering what on planet earth have I gotten myself into.. It's dumb, with no story-line and it is just plain gory and gruesome..
  • So after movie we headed for lunch at Kim Gary's.. Where there was SO many people, we had to wait damn long.. Vee Yong apparently knows the food there so well he decided to take over and become the waiter, as the real ones were too busy.. =) He even wiped our table because the waiter couldn't reach.. =.=
"Yes, what would you like to have today?"
Someone loves the camera but won't admit it.. haha..
The couples section of the table..
The singles section of the table..
  • After that we headed to Giant and Jusco to buy stuff and get ready for the Bbq/surprise party for Sai Cheong.. We were way behind schedule and things were just chaotic la.. The minute we reached Tani's place, the stupid guard pissed all of us off and made us even more late than we already were.. But nevertheless things had to go on, and we did make sure of it! =)
Everyone trying to start the fire..
Awaiting the arrival of the birthday boy..
Birthday boy cutting his cake..
Yummy chocolate cake.. mmm..
From the girlfriend to the birthday boy.. awwww...
The alcoholics at work.. LOL..
We love the camera!!! =)
Trying to start songs from both laptops simultaneously.. FAILED!! lol..
Joanne the ever-ready poser..
Esther feeding me while I taking pic with Charmaine.. haha..
The shy-shy couple..
The relentless barbeque-ers for the night..
Random, but I like it.. =) [dun mind the size, I very lazy wanna fix it..]
And this is what happens when people go high.. hahaha..
Doing the "KahVong" pose..
The stupidity of us.. =)
The group for the night!
  • Overall it was an awesome night and I had loads of fun.. Would have been better if the bitchy lady from the managment wasn't there and the guard was non-existent as well.. =) But still, despite all the last minute stuff, and hiccups here and there, it was a great party.. Love you, PE6.5.. =)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

holidays!!

Yes.. trials are over, and I officially haven blogged in a week.. So out of character for me dun you think? haha.. well yes, trials made me a little pre-occupied.. then I had after-trials plans.. Which I will blog about in due time, cuz I am afterall on a 2 week holiday!! =) But I cant do it now la, cuz pictures are in the computer, while I am in my room usinig the laptop.. So it'll have to wait.. But just thought I'd post this up to say
I'M BACK!!!=)

Monday, September 7, 2009

My not-so-filled life..

I just suddenly feel like I'm not doing enough with my life.. It's like I have my friends, I have my family, and I'm satisfied bout that.. Fullstop.. I'm like living in my own bubble.. I have what I need and I'm contented with that.. But I realise I've never stopped to think bout people around me.. Ok I don't mean like poor people or anything to that extend.. Those near me.. People who I walk pass everyday in college.. I dunno, I get a feeling that I need to start taking in my surroundings a little more.. And maybe start doing something worthwhile with my life.. Cuz at this point, it seems like I'm not using my life well enough.. Or rather, not letting God use me to the fullest to carry out His plans.. Ahhhhh!! Random, I know.. But yea.. I'm thinking a lot these days.. Again..

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Send it on..

Ahhh found another super awesome song!! It's called by Send It On, by the Disney stars Jonas Brothers, Miley, Demi and Selena.. The meaning is beautiful, really.. And people, don't condemn the song just cuz it's sung by The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.. (I KNOW a lot of guys out there don't like The Jonas Brothers.. LOL..) Just listen to it and look at the lyrics.. It's really meaningful..
  • A word's, just a word
  • 'til you mean what you say
  • And love, isn't love
  • 'til you give it away
  • We've all gotta give
  • Yeah,something to give
  • To make a change
  • [Chorus]
  • Send it on
  • On and on
  • Just one hand can heal another
  • Be a part
  • Reach a heart
  • Just one spark starts a fire
  • With one little action the chain reaction
  • Will never stop
  • Make it strong
  • Shine a light and send it on
  • Just Smile (Just Smile)
  • And the world (And the world)
  • Will smile along with you..
  • That small act of love
  • Thats meant for one
  • Will become two
  • If we take the chances..
  • That change circumstances
  • Imagine all we can do
  • [Chorus]
  • Send it on
  • On and on
  • Just one hand can heal another
  • Be a part
  • Reach a heart
  • Just one spark starts a fire
  • With one little action the chain reaction
  • Will never stop
  • Make it strong
  • Shine a light and send it on
  • Send it on..
  • There's power in all of the choices we make
  • So I'm starting now there's not a moment to wait
  • A word's, just a word
  • 'til you mean what you say
  • And love, isn't love
  • 'til you give it away
  • [Chorus]
  • Send it on (Send it on)
  • On and on (on and on)
  • Just one hand can heal another
  • Be a part (be a part)
  • Reach a heart
  • Just one spark starts a fire
  • With one little action the chain reaction
  • Will never stop
  • Make it strong
  • Shine a light and
  • Send it on
  • On and on
  • Just one hand can heal another
  • Be a part
  • Reach a heart
  • Just one spark starts a fire
  • With one little action the chain reaction
  • Of helping starts
  • Make it strong
  • Shine a light and send it on
  • Shine a light and send it on..
  • Shine a light and send it on..

Blind by Lifehouse...

I am gonna kill Ng Suet Huey for letting me hear this song and for reminding me bout it.. I listened back, and actually noticed the lyrics.. And I think I found my new emo song.. Blind by Lifehouse..
  • I was young but I wasn't naive
  • I watched helpless as you turned around to leave
  • And still I have the pain I have to carry
  • A past so deep that even you could not bury if you tried
  • After all this time
  • I never thought we'd be here
  • Never thought we'd be here
  • When my love for you was blind
  • But I couldn't make you see it
  • Couldn't make you see it
  • That I loved you more than you'll ever know
  • A part of me died when I let you go
  • I would fall asleep
  • Only in hopes of dreaming
  • That everything would be like it was before
  • But nights like this it seems are slowly fleeting
  • They disappear as reality is crashing to the floor
  • After all this time
  • I never thought we'd be here
  • Never thought we'd be here
  • When my love for you was blind
  • But I couldn't make you see it
  • Couldn't make you see it
  • That I loved you more than you'll ever know
  • A part of me died when I let you go
  • After all this why
  • Would you ever wanna leave it
  • Maybe you could not believe it
  • That my love for you was blind
  • But I couldn't make you see it
  • Couldn't make you see it
  • That I loved you more than you will ever know
  • A part of me died when I let you go
  • That I loved you more than you'll ever know
  • A part of me died when I let you go
Do you see how meaningful the lyrics are?? And goshhh I realise they make so much of sense in so many cases.. Oh dun worry I'm not emo.. I'm just..... thinking.......about so many things..

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Random quotes..

Was studying Physics, looking through my old notes that my previous Physics lecturer gave.. And let me tell you bout her, she is damn cute.. At like the end of every chapter, she has these quotes at the bottom of the page.. Makes Physics a teeny weeny bit more appealing in my opinion.. LOL.. So as I was reading, I spotted this at the bottom of my Chapter1 and 2 test..
  • No one falls in love by choice, it is by chance.
  • No one stays in love by chance, it is by work.
  • And no one falls out of love by chance, it is by choice.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy birthday Esther!!

Ok this post is actually 2 days early but who cares?? It's gonna be 12 soon.. which means that by the time I'm done, it'll only be a day early.. haha.. Another birthday post here yea people... Oh and dun mind the size of the pictures.. I very lazy wanna upload so I just copy paste.. LOL..
HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY ESTHER CHONG!!!
  • My dear esther aka my brother aka shaunnie.. GOSHHHHH I miss u so much u know.. Neway, u're officially 18.. welcome to the club.. haha.. well since this is YOUR bday post, gotta say good stuff bout u la huh.. =)
  • Esther.. I know u've put up with a lot ever since the day I became your friend.. I recall how in Form1, you would always stick by me everytime I argue with the class over some choir thing.. haha.. Those were the days.. none of the fault was yours, but you were the only one who got it and understood why I was so stressed up, and why nothing seemed to be going right.. And so u were at the receiving end of my rants, my screams and my tears..
  • But time after time, you never got angry at me.. you listened, and you advised, and you made me feel a thousand times better.. And time after time, you never left.. you stuck by me.. I don't think I've ever said it.. Thank you.. So much..
  • Ahhhh I remember how u'll always bring your guitar to sch.. And how u and I will be jamming at the corner, you playing and me singing.. And how we'll always be finding chords to this song, that song.. I miss our jamming sessions!! No one to play guitar so spontaneously for me to sing to edi now.. =(
  • Neway Esther.. I know u're having fun now in Form6 in KHS.. Those insane guys.. haha.. Bet u're fitting right in.. But really, I hope they're not as fun as what we used to be.. And still are, obviously.. and shaunnie, I know things can be difficult and I know sometimes you just wanna give up.. But always remember that God only deals to you what he knows you can handle.. And I know yoou're a tough chick, sure can handle wan.. But if anything and you need to talk, you have my number.. =)
  • So finally again, before I conclude.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And I miss u loads.. *hugs*

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Happy super belated birthday Mark!!

I just want to blog bout something that involves pictures.. And so cuz of that, I'm gonna blog about someone's birthday.. His birthday might have been bout a week ago, but who cares right? Better late than never..
HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY MARK LIM EU JIN!!!
  • You finally turned the big 2-0.. LOL.. And to think that it seemed just like ystd that you were 17 and studying for your SPM.. Time really does fly, doesn't it? Neway, I know this is late la k but wtv.. Plus I technically already wished you.. This is like extra, because I am such an awesome friend!! =)
  • Ok things like that are expected in a bday post, so I guess I'll have to do it.. Formalities man.. U dun kembang ahh.. LOL..
  • Well Mark, thank you for being who you are.. And more importantly for sharing who you are with me through your friendship.. Thank you for being level-headed in the midst of all my insanity.. =) Thank you also, for knowing how to always make me laugh.. And also for making me feel better all those times when I cried and was down.. Heck, thank u for the times that you annoy the crap outta me as well.. haha..
  • God blessed me with one of my greatest friends through you.. or should I say, my best guy friend.. I know you might disagree with this, or you might not even know, but you taught me a lot in my life, and changed my perspective in a lot of things..
  • I sincerely hope our friendship withstands the test of time and circumstances.. I wouldn't wanna grow up saying "Mark Lim? Ohh sounds familiar.. I think I used to know him.." But no matter what happens, I hope you'll stay just the way you are, and remain true to yourself k.. Cuz you rock!! (Yerr i did not just say that) LOL..
So yes I guess that wraps up my bday post for you. Mark.. And ohh yea, when are we going for BR?? haha.. U were supposed to bring all 5 of us rite?? It's been a year wei.. Goshhh... Neway, once again,
HAPPY BELATED 20th BIRTHDAY!!!

Trials so far..

Ok.. So far I have survived to tell the tale of Thinking Skills 2, Maths 6, Physics practical and Chem1 and 2.. I dunno what to blog about.. So I guess I'll breaak each paper down la.. haha.. Stay with me k..
  • Thinking Skills 2
My first time ever sitting for this paper.. Freaky I tell u.. I basically finished ques1 early, but spent too much time on ques2.. As a result, I did not have enough time for my ques3, and ended up writing crap la.. But fortunately, these fingers are used to writing a lot continuously.. All thanks to Literature last year.. After going through all that torture of having my fingers become distorted, Thinking Skills was fine.. Barely hurt at all..
  • Physics practical
I was so worried bout this that I dreamt bout it the night before.. In my dream, it was very noisy in the lab.. Seemed almost like an practical day instead of exam.. But I remember having a retort stand in front of me.. Every1 else had some sort of apparatus set up with their retort stand, mine did not.. I sat there the whole time looking at the stand, then it was over.. haha.. But thankfully, nothing like that happened on the real day.. There were no retort stands, for one.. haha.. But quite scary at first.. My circuit had no current.. And then I actually ocsillated the hacksaw blade up and down instead of side to side.. din look at diagram.. But I saw ppl round me.. THANK GOD!!
  • Chem 1
Nothing much to say bout this paper.. Had like 10 unsure questions.. So I roughly figured it out and tembak la.. And came up with own crappy theory to calculate stuff.. The best thing is the answer was there, so I'm hoping it is correct la.. haha..
  • Chem 2
Feel like murdering myself la for this paper.. I freaking left almost 10 marks blank cuz I have no idea how to do at all.. Equilibrium question.. And to think that I actually like the chapter.. The problem was that I did not know how to calculate partial pressure.. And whole question gone.. WHY must they give pressure huh?? Why not concentration??
  • Maths 6(Statictics)
Open the paper, and first question dunno how to do.. hahaha.. The rest.. Normal distribution was fine.. Probability I felt like I know how to do.. So I hope my gut feeling was right.. There was this one question that I got stuck.. But like 15 minutes before times up, I had this sudden idea.. haha.. Hopefully it was the RIGHT idea.. LOL..
So now, I have 4 more papers.. Phy 1 and 2, Thinking Skills 1 and Maths 1.. Wish me luck la k.. Gonna need it, especially for Phy.. The subject that I'm perfectly capable of failing..