Monday, December 26, 2005

Sleepy Head..

I woke up at 4.45pm today. I wanted to wish my dad a safe journey to KL this morning. Turned when I woke up, he came home safe. I wonder how I would ever be able to sleep tonight.

-end of story-

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Conversation..

I came back yesterday. I was in Johannesburg airport for approximately 5 hours. I had a "INTERESTING" experience. My family were one of the only Chinese at the check-in counter. I waited for my parents at the side while they checked in the luggage and boxes. Then, a Black man whom I believe to be the assistant to someone approached me. He talked to me like how Proffesor Snape talks. Our conversation is as shown below.
A: Good morning, ma'am.
Me: Good morning.
A: How are you today?
Me: I'm fine, thank you.
A: Where are you flying to?
Me: To Malaysia.
A: Can I see your passport please?
Me: Ermm..I don't have it. My parents do. They are over there by that counter (5 feet away)
A: They are your parents?
Me: Yes, over there. They have my passport.
A: Are you sure they are your parents?
Me: YES..

And there it was the conversation we had. Someone who actually asked me if I'm sure my parents are my parents.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

My Personal Thoughts..

Here I am packing half of my things. Today was the last day (most likely) I met my friends and so many memories I shared with them. I’m sure I am going to miss them. I feel like I’m a part of a big family and I’m going back home… Like I said in my last post, I hope to come back again.
South Africa is a good place to live in. It’s only the poverty issue that’s going on but the government is working on it. People who are living in South Africa are considered blessed but no matter where we live in, we are also considered bless because we have a shelter.
7 of us including me went to watch ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. Jeshan traveled 6 hours from Johannesburg all the way to Durban just to catch a movie with me and the others. As a result, he got a fine of R400 (RM240) for speeding at 145mph when the speed limit was suppose to be 120mph. Thank goodness he reached safely. It was a pretty cool day and I wished that this day would not come to an end. Perhaps I should bring back the friendly culture. I have learned to open up, speak up, listen, and build my own character. I have learned so much that I can’t list them down.
The people I want to thank would be the Durban Mahikari Youth Group for showing me the right way, the path towards God. If it wasn’t for them, I would still continue to be a failure and not change. I hope to spread the Light to the youth, grow spiritually as well as being a God-centered person. I guess missing this year’s jamboree was worth it after all. Yet, I doubt my will to stay how I am now for a long time. So, yeah… That’s about it.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Missing Durban..

Another 12 days and I’m going back. I don’t want to leave Durban so fast. If only time would go slower or maybe holidays were to be a little longer. I hope I will be able to come back one day. It’s hard to keep in touch with my friends here because most of them do not have email and to call one another as well as sms one another is rather expensive. So, I will DEFINITELY miss them. Some said that they would come to Malaysia in December next year and join the jamboree (if permitted) with the other youth. I hope to go to Japan one day to train myself that is if I keep enough money and that would be long. I guess it would be after Form 6. Would I be able to keep enough money then?
Yesterday at the overnight training, trainees and senior youth were given a lecture (a talk) on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Later that night, we were divided in groups of four and it was my luck that I became my team leader. Therefore, I was required to talk in front of everyone on the topic we were given. It wasn’t that bad. There were 8 people talking all together and there were some who are nervous but they did quite well. Leemalin and Prishen did quite well. They managed to get everyone’s attention as well as their jokes along the way.
I hope that I’ll pass my training to become Senior Youth by year 2007. Why not next year? Well, I have totally flung this year and taking everything for granted. I came to my senses that nothing comes easy. We have to work hard no matter how long it takes to reach the goal. I guess I gave up and thought that it was too long which is bad.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Headache..Clothes..

It was raining earlier and I went to Suncoast Casino for dinner with my dad’s friend. I walked under the rain and it was cold. Now, I’m getting a flu and headache. There wasn’t any umbrella and the jacket I wore did not have a hood. I ate to my heart’s content and with no complaints, the food tastes pretty good. However, I still prefer the Malaysian type of buffet.
I went shopping with my mum today. Yes, I have been doing my Chinese New Year shopping because I won’t have time to do them next year. My whole of next year clothes includes 9 new t-shirts, 2 new pants and one skirt. I still wear back the clothes I bought this year. Some may go ‘Buy so much aah? This girl spends a lot of money.’ But the truth is, I have out-grown my clothes and I am having tuitions from Tuesday to Sunday. I am not a very bright student you see.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

More Crap..

"Life is full of ups and downs." That's what I remind myself whenever I'm sad. So many things happened. There are good things and also not so good things. Coming to South Africa taught me a lot of things. It reminds me of 'si tenggang's homecoming'. Here, I received my training to be a better person and it has directed me towards God. When I thought about leaving, I wonder when I'll return here. Durban is indeed a beautiful place. I moved to Toti yesterday which is also near the beach.
It's been a long time since I last post. I guess I wasn't enthusiastic enough. I went to a friend's house for dinner yesterday. I had a very long talk with her son. We talk about a lot of things (cartoons, movies, handphones, life, fear, music, etc.). I met him last month in an overnight training for youth.
As my brother is currently home with his friends, I wonder if he missed me. At least for two months, he is not tortured by me, right? So, I'll stop my crap here.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

My brother..

My little sis, always tagging behind.
Always in the way, gonna 'Tell' gonna 'Whine'!
My little sis, in my things and my way.
Her mouth always moving with nothing important to say.
My little sis, mom says be patient with her.
She'll grow up soon enough. I think it's a myth.
My little sis, always looked up to me.
I guess she never knew, it was her I envied.
My little sis, has the biggest heart of gold.
But don't tell her I said that,
Cuz her head will explode.
My little sis, has grown up it's true!
How she survived all my tortures,
Mystifies me! More than you!
My little sister,
you know it's still hard to say;
I love you, sis.
Can you loan me fifty ringgit till payday?

This was a testimonial from my brother and I am putting it up because I think he's a nice good brother which deserves some credits from me especially. I can't believe I actually like and get along well with my brother now. I loved arguing with him over nothing and making up in the end. It's weird I know. We hang out on the weekends and maybe go to the movies (treat's on his account), stay in MPH for a long time, window shopping for his and sometimes my clothes. He is pretty cool considering he is a doctor who dresses well (sunglasses, contact lense, stainless steel ring and other accessories). He gives me pocket money (RM100) a month which is so GOOD of him. RM50 to pay my handphone bill and another Rm50 for me to buy books and magazine. The remainder will go to my little piggy bank.
So, yeah. This is MY BROTHER.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

E630's gone..for now..

My beloved handphone (Samsung E630) officially stop breathing today. I’m sad and my temper is coming naturally. How did it happen? Let’s see. She has been dropped many times by different people. Now two most important buttons is not functioning. Without them, my handphone can’t operate. Why? It’s because the two buttons are the “Call” button and the “OK” button. Now, how am I supposed to key in my pin number and gain access? Sheesh kebab! She’s not even 1 year old yet and here I am in Africa with my mum’s handphone with no warranty here (back in Malaysia). I have to wait for another 3 to 4 weeks to get her functioning again. I guess I would have to wait by then. A doctor to give CPR and make her alive again. My mum’s handphone does not have a camera and it’s difficult for me to get use to it. Mine’s a slide and her handphone is a flip type. So, the menu and other stuff and different too. Get it? If you don't, don't bother cracking your head figuring it out.
So, *exhales* I am finished talking about my handphone but I hope out there, there would be someone or more than one person advising me on how to survive without Samsung E630.

p/s: Yes, I can’t survive without my Samsung E630.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Disappointed..happy..

I’ll talk about the disappointing one first. Lately, I felt that a friend of mine changed. Yes, I know that people do change and I feel very weird with the new changes. I felt as if she feels sad. Perhaps she has grown up. Whenever I read her posts in her blog, I feel as if it is difficult to communicate with her. I hope she would be able to find happiness in her life and blog about nice, happy, silly things or anything that’s not so negative like how she used too.
Next thing would be about the jamboree which my friend, Vishnu would be attending with the other youth. I’m going to miss it because I won’t be flying back in time for the jamboree. I guess that I just have to accept the fact that I’m in South Africa for a reason, for a mission. Everything is training and it seems like they are going to have tones of fun. Why? It’s held in Pahang, not in resorts but they are going to camp for 3 days. Youth from other parts of Asia (South East most probably) would be joining. It’s been two years I have been waiting for this one and looks like I have got to wait for one more year. Hopefully, I graduate to be a Senior Youth by then.
The happy thing is that I’m really enjoying myself here with the Durban Youth and I would have a heavy heart to leave them. But hey, we can still keep in touch through emails right? There’s nothing much to shop now. I have bought what I needed and some things here have reasonable prices. The next time I come (if I’m permitted), I guess I would bring along a youth or two from Ipoh and more money. LOL. I read this today and I wanted to share this with the girls.

Reasons Why A Bag Is Better Than A Boyfriend.
  • They’re both full of crap, but at least a handbag is useful
  • A handbag doesn’t complain when you make it carry your wallet, phone and lip gloss.
  • Your bag doesn’t care if it takes you hours to get ready.
  • A handbag won’t answer back!
  • Your handbag won’t complain if you take it to a party and leave it in the corner all night while you dance with your friends.
  • Your bad won’t play computer games for hours at a time.
  • You can use another girl’s handbag for a night without causing any trouble.
Good one right? Why need boyfriends when these type of relationship just waste your time, money and effort? =)