Wednesday, December 31, 2008
After going through new year twice, I think it's time for us to say goodbye to a few things and hello to certain stuffs. On an important note, I've been thinking on 'the self' these past few days. Who am I really? What character do I actually conceive within me? I know finding the answer won't be easy, but I'm not that hopeful at finding any answer at all.
Haha, putting that thoughts aside...lets re-cap 2008 in one breath!
1. The year where A-level ends, with high hopes that the bond created lasts...
2. The year where love seems delusional, and noticed that I'm really just not that type anymore...
3. The year where this blog began, taking another step towards achieving the dream...
4. The year where I realised what 'artificial connection' was, my trust begins to disappear...
5. The year where I created 'Sweetness Day' (13th April) and 'Kite Day' (27th December)...
Well, a lot of things happened. It'll never be enough to tell all the joy and tears we all had together. We'll talk about self resolution another time. Learn the past, experience the present, paint the future. Enjoy readers...!!!
"People always say make a better for the New Year...does it matter when nobody cares? [And Happy New Year everyone. Still loving you guys!]"
A brand new year, a brand new spirit. I wanted to make the best of it this year, and I'm always praying that I could espeacially manage myself well. Here's one update for the new year! I'll add something new next time, and I'm hoping that all who enjoys Malay writings would wait with expectations; espeacially Dwane, Tasha, Nazir and Wan Khai. Today's motto is: "Believe in yourself!"...take care and enjoy readers!
1. "Shot! :: She Asked "Why?"" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
"You and I are both the sides of the same coin."
On today's review, I'm going write on an interesting Role Playing Game (RPG) of 2008 called 'Persona 3: FES'. Surely most avid gamers would know of the game; espeacially for it's uniquely designed storyline. The game revolves around a main character, who is expected to join an investigation team regarding the Dark Hour and Tartarus. What is a Dark Hour anyway? Well, lets just say it's an extra hour that exists in the main character's world; making the day actually having 25-hours instead of 24. Tartarus is the mysterious tower which only appears during the Dark Hour. The investigation team must go inside Tartarus, battle monsters called Shadows using Personas (a monster residing inside a character's soul) and try to erase the Dark Hour.
Enough said on the storyline, what attracts me to the game is actually how we must make bonds (called Social Links) with people in the game to make our character much stronger. It's like making friends and then understanding what different adversities the human face in an ordinary life. The Social Link system really helped me a lot in understanding our real life better; how to cope with displacement and betrayal, what it's like loving someone older, internet socialisation and many other problems.
I always believe that games could become educational at times, espeacially on the language and soft skills. Though this game uses quite a language (with "sh*t" and "f*ck" inserted), other than that the game's quite okay. Gamers might even learn some interesting facts in 'Persona 3'. I need to say that this is a 'Matured' rated game, so parental discretion is advised for youngsters under 16. 'Persona 4' came out on English version on December, can't wait to finish this one!(Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Since it's quite rare for me to be here in cyberspace, I might as well make this entry worthwhile. On the 10th of December, I finally made my first step towards the next level of education...the university! Hehe, I was quite excited with this since the long holidays almost turned me into a zombie. My university (I'm going to make the name a secret~) is extremely large compared to KMS, the food's excellent, and the people (so far) are enjoyable.
What I look forward most in a new environment is the people. Since I aim to be a passionate writer, meeting new people generates new ideas within myself. I told you guys in my previous posts that I've been lacking the ideas, but ever since I entered university I already managed to get a new idea! ^^
On a side, I guess the most important thing right now is the will to study (the subjects I'm taking this semester sounds weird). My passion to write will continue to burn, and my passion for study will burn even more! Pray for me so that I'll not commit to the same mistake of the past, and strive for the dream that shall last. Uh-oh, my time's almost up. Until further meetings my dear readers. Bubbye!!
I wow myself for managing the time for an update. Haha, though it's just one entry (the #07 I did it last month)...I hope you guys enjoy it! Take care... ^^
1. "#07: The Photographer - Out On Field Work" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
2. "#08: Out Of Place Bakery" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
Monday, November 10, 2008
But buying the PSP means one thing, my fate to play Pokemon games from a Nintendo handheld console is closed yet once again. It has always been my desire since primary school, to get a hold of a GameBoy and play Pokemon games at my own leisure. Since Pokemon games doesn't come in any other game consoles, it makes the title quite special in a way. Eventhough I get to play the game on the computer when I was much older, I just don't feel satisfied.
Perhaps it's time I should close my 'gamers heart' from hoping anymore Pokemon games in the future. When I have the money of my own, I'll make sure I'll open it once again! (guess I'm still not giving up...^^)
Well, it's not like I don't have any fate with Pokemon at all. I still watch its anime series, and i even collect its trading cards. I'm not that bothered not being able to play the game. Here are the updates for today! Finally found the lost manuscript, and I hope i won't have to lose it again. Take care readers~!
1. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #7" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Once Upon A Cherry Tree (Pt.2 of Ch.1) - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Reading an old Malay novel entitled 'Konserto Terakhir', there was one word that captured my attention and pondered what it was called in English. So, today's word is:
intermezzo (n) - a short piece of music
The spelling is quite unique, and this widens my vocabulary in music. Hope it helps you too! ^^
Science nowadays has reached interesting heights. Just now I was reading a National Geographic's magazine, and I came across an article regarding a biologists who determines the 'taste level' (how tasty it is) of frogs by licking them. That's right, the biologists herself licks the frog on the body! Talk about eccentric...haha, on other issues; the price of roti canai/teh tarik and nasi beriyani in Malaysia are reduced by 10 cents and 20 cents accordingly. This is to ensure that the price is the same for all stalls. Is it?
Monday, November 3, 2008
Getting busy is negative when you neglect others around you. "I'm busy working, so I don't have any time for my kids." or "I'm busy playing games, so I can't do my chores." are just a few of the sentences that could make a relationship go haywire. Unable to 'get busy' with others may lead to further problems you are running away from, thus making you even more pressured than before.
So readers, don't just get busy doing your own things; but get busy mingling and caring for those who are important as well. Think positive, and there should be a way to settle the scores fairly.
I'm starting to sound like some kind of motivator or something. Haha, here are the updates for this time. A few things are bothering my mind, so I guess I'm going to get busy updating more often (hopefully...). ^^
1. "#06: In Search For Nana" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
2. "Shot! :: It Could Be..." - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Anyone who are fans of J-drama should definitely have heard of a drama entitled 'Hana Yori Dango' which was released with 2 seasons. And now, the story's own movie is finally up and running on movie screens nationwide! The story basically revolves around Makino Tsukushi, who is closely involved with a group of outrageously rich guys who calls themselves F4; Tsukasa Domyouji, Hanazawa Rui, Nishikado Soujiroh, and Mimasaka Akira (check wikipedia for more info).
In the movie, Domyouji is now Makino's boyfriend, and announces to the world that he will marry her soon (reminder: he is the head of a mega corporate group!). Domyouji's mother then gave Makino a tiara, The Smiling Venus, as a symbol for her to enter the family. This tiara is said to be worth at least 30 million dollars! Things began to get disastrous when suddenly, the tiara gets stolen and only the couple knows who took it. In order to save the marriage, both Domyouji and Makino must find the tiara, leading them to a testing adventure of love and friendship. Will they ever get married?
The movie is as interesting as its drama; packed with action, suspense, romance and values to ponder. Whenever the couple's relationship seems to be in a pinch, it always give a certain 'vibe' in my soul (and a 'churn' in my stomach). The plot is interesting, the twist magnificently manuevered. It's sad to know that this is the last title that the story is going to show, but all that begins must come to an end. Then an end gives rise to another beginning. Check this movie out on TGVs near you! ( Rating: 4.0 out of 5)
Friday, October 31, 2008
But not to worry. I've already got past that barrier, and now I've started to upload realistic pictures (espeacially on Friendster). I don't want reality to bite me hard...hehe. Not talking much here since I've been tagged. Take care everyone!
Wow, it feels so good to start being active again. For October, I've only managed to generate two new titles which to me is a pretty good thing. But I think I'm at my limit. My 'idea pool' is drained up. Anyone willing to fill it up with fresh ideas are greatly welcomed! Here's an update for today. ^^
1. "Zero Degrees: Ten" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Tagged yet again (thank you to Dwane!). This time it's picture tagging? Interesting...
Rules and regulations
1) Take a recent picture of yourself or take a picture of yourself right now.
2) Don't change your clothes, go wear ur tudung...and just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instruction with your picture.
DAMHA tagged me! A face that needs a shave. Guess this face can symbolise someone with 'no life' (hikikomori). ^^
Taken after finishing a DoTA game, and decided to read my friends blogs. There was nothing to munch, so hungry.
Well, what's done is done. Starting next month, I'll be back on track. Anyone still reading this, I sincerely say thank you.
These are the only updates I managed to do for this month.
1. "#03: Where Was the Host?" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
2. "#04: The mystery and The Psychologist" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
3. "#05: Central Station, Lunchtime" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Since it's a celebrating month and all, I decided that this month would be the season of colours! That's right. As I pass the many people today at the mosque, many interesting colours have caught my eyes. There was a very unique blue worn by a kid, and a woman was seen wearing a very beautiful red head scarf. Not to mention my mother, the creamy greenish dress really made her look extra pretty. (the rest of us guys in the family wore black, haha...)
Many different colours exist in this world, and they're all unique in their own sense. Seeing people wearing new dresses of every colour this Raya really made me think, that no matter how different you are we are still one as muslims. And lets hope we always stay as one throughout this lifetime! Have a nice colourful and blessed Raya all! I want to munch some cookies. =)
p/s: Waiting for 'the lady in turquoise'...hehe, I'm being very nakal here. Sorry ya! ;p
Well, I managed to get an update eventhough it had been quite an eventful sequence of days. I hope some would have the time to catch up with the new releases! Haha, take care and enjoyyy..!
1. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #6" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "#02: An Unexpected Call" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
To think that cooking would actually stimulate my imagination and not just my appetite. Once after I had finished cooking breakfast, loads of ideas come into my head for my writings. To see the different ingredients mixed together to create a delicious dish also gives me an insight that arts (I mean any type of arts) are basically the same. It requires the ‘ingredients’, passion, hard work and most importantly; experimentation. It’s not always good things that come out on your first try. Experimenting different ways and ‘ingredients’ are essential in getting a work of art that satisfies you and also others.
What’s great about cooking is that anyone can do it and it’s much easier for others to indulge in your work of art. Not everyone adores reading, but all humans must eat right? So come on, let’s try some cooking! It’s worth the try. I’d recommend watching ‘Chef at Home’, a good cook show for most beginners. Well then, enjoy!! Just make sure don’t serve anything burnt!
It's been a while since I experimented with my writings. Recently it suddenly hit me hard that i can't really write factual things. So I guess it's time to pick up that pen and start to practice. Factual writings would really help me in getting assignments done, right? Enjoyy these updates for today!
1. "Zero Degrees: Nine" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "#01: Presenting The Detective" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
The month is going by rather quickly, meaning the season of food is coming to an end!! Featured today on this site is: my mother! That's right. When I think about food, my mom would pop up as one of the best cooks I could ever think off. If I were to express how her cookings are like, they are: rich, expressive, and simple at times. What catches my attention in my mom's art of cooking is that no matter how she thows in her ingredients, it would eventually turn out right in the end. For example; she once substituted 'bread crumbs' with 'wholemeal biscuits' (since we had no crumbs at the time) to make Pegedil! I never thought that would work.
The most important thing that can be learned from my mother's excellent cooking skills is to practice, practice and practice! She got that good because she has been 'drilled' by her grandmother ever since primary school. Talk about cooking for almost all of your life! =P
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Finally, I managed to begin 'TESL: Dissapear' after waiting for such a long time. Ever since 'TESL: Battle Royal' went to a sudden halt, my mind had been eagerly excited to start over a TESL production from scratch (this time without Dzaf in it, so sad!). Anyway, the series is up and running for public view. This time the element of mystery is put into main focus, but do expect an equal level of action and paranoia as well! It's a bit dissapointing that Ican't collect the data I wanted for the story, I guess I would have to do with just what I have now. So, please show your support readers!
I'll take a long break from adding new titles from now on. Maybe after I finish the first season of 'Zero Degrees' I'll spice up my work with something new. Until then, take care! To all muslims, grab the chance of Lailatul Qadar this last 10 days alright?
Fuhhh...finally the new titles are out. I guess I am easily excited about starting new things, but I won't let the old things be abandonned. So as usual, the link are next to the titles okay? Enjoyyy!! (too busy to add other sections, maybe next post?)
1. "Once Upon A Cherry Tree (Pt.1 of Ch.1)" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "#00: A Stir Upon A Strange Night" - http://tesl-dissapear.blogspot.com/
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Ah, the magic of maths. I was eating sahur one day and 'Numb3rs' was playing on AXN. The idea of using maths to solve crimes is quite cool. No complex machines like in the CSI are in use, just a blackboard and a few chalks would do the trick. Every time I watch the series, I'm always fascinated by mathematics. But then again, why do I always try to run away from this subject?
I know. Math is used everyday, in any occasion. My mum once dared me to name an activity not involving numbers, resulting in me unable to find it. Time, money, weight, height; all of this things are related to maths and to our everyday doings. Put solving crimes aside, I think that's the real magic in maths. It's everywhere, everytime! How cool can a subject be?
From the kitchen to the sports field, there's maths involved at any place. No wonder I couldn't get away from it no matter how hard I try. Well, time to accept the fact and move on Try and enjoy maths, and enjoy life!
There's maths in writing too! From the number of words to the length of paragraphs, it's inevitable even in pursuing my dreams. Haha, not that I'm complaining. Here's an update for the day, maybe I'll add in a few titles by tomorrow. Look out! (link next to title)
1. "Shot! :: Abandoned, The Inside Story" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #5" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
A tribute today to those magical moments of learning! Without learning, we won't become what we are today. There were times of boredom, and there were times of excitement and adventures. Congratulations for making it thus far, and the journey of learning goes on. A speacial tribute to those sessions where it made me realise my passion to write. Thank you!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I guess all artists go through this phase. You get excited in starting, and when your halfway through it you come to a halt for various reasons. Getting unmotivated, being too lazy, the sudden lack of facilities, feeling at a lost of kick regularly; and the list goes on. Believe me, I've been through most of this stuff. And I'm quite terrified to say that I'm almost on the verge of succumbing to this phase yet again, since I've been really late on updating. It really is frustrating when you can't keep up with the deadline you yourself set. Haizzz...
But I don't plan on giving up yet. As long as there's still one reader out there, I'll do my best to continue to write even if it kills me (total exaggeration, but I need it). Yeah, this is my new principle as of today. Get ready 'writing world', here I come!! To all of those who are feeling the same, don't fall for it just yet. If you need the support,I'll gladly try and help. Untill then, take care readers!! Hehe.. =)
Well, I am really spirited, but there's only one update for today (and after solong too). Haha, I'll be more careful with keeping up next time. Oh, and below are also a few links to my previous blogs if you were wondering. Don't bother commenting there, it's been abandoned (so sad!). Just realise it's kind of a waste to stop halfway. I already noticed it myself. Enjoyyy..!!
1. "Zero Degrees: Eight" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
It can't be helped. We are humans and humans make mistakes. Sometimes, we don't even realise that we are making a mistake. We tend to do what the heart tells us, follow our instincts. But we're not even sure if that thing was the right thing to do. Some 'steps' we've taken, might not be able to be seen anymore; to be mended, to be made back into the way it was supposed to be.
Haha...sorry for yet another random rambling here. I'm not sure if it makes any sense! Since the next 10 days of Ramadhan is filled with His forgiveness, I thought I'd bring up this issue of 'mistakes/forgiveness'. Seriously though, some things are just meant to happen even if you try so hard avoiding it. Forgive a mistake today, and someone might just already forgive you back. The world revolves happily when everyone works together. Seek forgiveness, give forgiveness. Think positive! Congratulations to all Muslim readers for making it thus far throughout the fasting month. Aminnn..!
I've made so many mistakes to so many people, and I'd like to take this oppurtunity to ask for all humans out there for their forgiveness. Sincerely from my heart, "I'm sorry!" Updates for this time is up and running. I was thinking of adding one or two new titles by the 21st, and I'd like for the readers opinions. Please? =) [link next to title]
1. "Zero Degrees: Six" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Attention all writers! Have I got a great link for you. Interested in joining a writing competition this November? Or are you just lost in trying to comprehend a genre? Check out the "National Novel Writing Month" (NaNoWriMo for short) site now! It is open for everyone and sign ups are free. If you're looking for writing information, just visit its forum. If you're looking for an interesting competition, then join. Simple huh? (since you can right almost on every genre, so it's stress free too!) Link is as below, or you can click the NaNoWriMo symbol on the side anytime you like. Take care!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
This issue always gets my stomach churning. My family members, friends and readers are all out there across the world. I just can't stop worrying since you never know what will pop up. Right now, I only pray intently that all whom I care for are safe from harm. Insyaallah...again, this is a warning post. Do become extra careful. Crimes will pay, one day. Take care!
Evil lurks since there are motives within the human heart. Then does pure evil exist within them? New updates for this time folks! Sorry for a late update, been a bit off the hook. Ah, it's raining! Well then, enjoyyy..!! (link next to title)
1. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #3" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Shot :: Cloudy, Cloudy Indolence" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Since I'm a manga freak, it'd be weird if I don't have any manga review in this page. Getting my review today is a manga by Kazuki Takahashi; 'Yu-Gi-Oh!'. That's right. This popular manga is the basis of the famous Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card games that once took Malaysia by storm. Having a unique title, many would wonder what the story is about. This manga is actually a story about a boy named Yugi, who manages to complete the Millenium Puzzle and gets possesed by a pharaoh spirit. Now Yugi has a double personality; one the weak and hesitant original, the other a proud and confident pharaoh.
Thus begins their adventures, with two souls sharing one body. Takahashi-sensei had put an interesting theme in this manga, which is the theme of 'games'. Each obstacles faced by Yugi in the story are in game form, where Yugi and his companions need to play games for their safety and for their lives. The most notable game is the card game (which had been made popular), and this had been the main core throughout the manga.
One other thing is the Millenium Artifacts. Remember the Millenium Puzzle? This is just one of the seven Egyptian artifacts that has magical powers. Others who possess this artifacts might have speacial powers, and some are evil. These villains are quite powerful, and play games by the 'Dark Rules'. Well, at least they play by the rules. Not like our criminals in reality! All in all, the manga is quite fun to the end. Maybe the card games could get draggy, but it's packed with emotions and strategy! (Rating: 3.9 out of 5)
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Aha, I guess I'm being emotional over this 'eating together' issue since I just remembered how I made friends with new people upon entering MRSM for the first time by just having a meal together. During my early stay in the boarding school, I always end up eating by myself at a far corner of the dining hall. Food tasted bleak, and I always had no appetite. One day, someone suddenly came and had lunch together with me. At that time, we became friends and food had been better than ever. And that guy, he became one of my best friend soon after. Well, that's another story to tell then.
Eat well, eat plenty, and eat together! Want some unfinished chips? Hehe, enjoy your days readers. No new updates for today, take care!!!
A tribute today to all Malaysia's television dramas and movies! You have sparked some sense of imagination within my writer's mind, in a more Malaysian way. I've always been too interested with Western and Japanese stories, so thank you for making me realise that Malaysian stories are also unique in its own simple manner. A speacial tribute to dramas/movies having Eja as their actress. I'm a big fan of her since primary school! (haven't watched 'Sepi' yet, so sad...)
On the way back home from Klang today, the radio was playing Scorpion's 'Winds of Change'. I listened intently, and pondered for a moment out the wet road. As you grow up, it's harder to change your habit espeacially those 'bad' habits. Thus today, I decided to remind all readers and myself to change these 'bad' habits still residing within our hearts. Everyday is a day for a change. Wheteher the winds of change are raging or calm, always remember that we're still humans! Is the price of oil going down? Now that's a change I think everybody hopes for!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
1. Ayam Masak Hijau - Really, it's totally green! The colour is quite vibrant in a way, and perhaps it's another form of 'rendang' made with peas as one of the main ingredients. I never really like exessive vegetables in a chicken dish. It looks tasty though.
2. Coca-Cola Cake - Now here's a weirdo. Who ever thought of making a cake out of a carbonated drink? I love Coke, but I don't think I'd want to indulge in a Coke Cake. It must be REALLY sweet!
3. Kek Gulung Pisang Berkeju - No rules applied in making food everyone! I have this set of mind that fruits can never really go well with cheese, but I guess some taste buds can handle it. Banana with cheese anyone?
4. Squid Ink Curry - What else can I say? It's also known as black curry, and I think it's widely accepted in Japan!
There you have it. All of them are very amusing to hear and see, but I won't eat them. Maybe I'm not as adventurous when it comes to food. Maybe in the future, we'll be hearing of Ayam Masak Biru made from blueberries!
Don't start to lose your appetite readers. Eccentric foods are just the many ways cooks experiment and have fun! Enjoy this singular update for this time. (link next to title)
1. "Zero Degrees: Five" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Featuring in this segment, my nostalgic memories on LEGOs! LEGOs are one of the two types of toys I onced had in the past. Playing with these multi-shaped cubes was really fun at that time; I learned to build houses and I learned to arrange shapes. Now, when I look at LEGOs and how they have expanded...I was quite impressed. Many different versions of this toy can be found at toy stores; ranging from Star Wars to Bionicles. I rarely even see the basic version I had once when I was small. All in all, it is a fun and creative product. It evokes creativity and imagination in a child, so don't hesitate to get one for your kid! Just be careful of choking though, for those younger than four. (Even grownups play with LEGOs too! Here's a picture taken by Balakov using LEGO pieces, and all of his LEGO artworks can be viewed here.)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Haha...train travelling is quite interesting. I totally enjoy it, as I use it more than buses touring the town or travelling to another state. Train fares might be a little costy, but the travelling time is short. You can almost get to anywhere without encountering traffic jams (though on peak hours, it's quite hectic even in a train). For me, train travels are a time for 'human observation' and 'imagination elaboration'. As a writer, meeting different types of people is crucial in a character creation and almost every type of humans ride the train everyday. I've met guys with bouquet of flowers with interesting colours, I've even met a child with green eyes. I've heard people sneer in anger, I've even heard weird sounds that are quite frightening. In a train, I seem to understand humans better. In a train, it seems like fantasies are brought to life.
Furthermore, I sometimes think it's quite romantic in a train! The scenery constantly changes from one place to another; a busy city view one moment, a serene village scene the next. They haven't marked people in love riding the 'love train' for no reason. It doesn't matter where the train will stop, as long as that speacial someone is there with you!.How I wished to have a whole day of train travelling with my future significant other (make sure there's no comic at my hand)! Well, perhaps it's not that romantic when it's too packed. =P
I've talked too much here. Try and enjoy a nice day in a train. It might just do good. One more thing; when I have a manga in my hand, I never do human observation! Sorry staring girl, I'm not interested. Hehehe...(perasan)
I wrote just a little too much for other segments to show this time. I'll try to keep it low next time. Haha...it's been a while since I ever wrote about my romantic side to others. Maybe I've forgiven myself finally? Or maybe I just wanted to be hurt even more? Well, lets enjoy these new releases first! =)
1. "Zero Degrees: Four" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Dwane VS The Enigma: #2" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wait! Didn't I wrote the entries on '1 September'? Why does it show '31 December' then? Haha, no matter. We've got to be more patient this month, so that our good deeds multiply! Readers, please pray that I would not be writing lazily this month because of fasting. I'll always remind myself that we can't be weak when it comes to Ramadhan, but must be much more stronger! Enjoyy...!
1. "Shot! :: My Cup of Tea" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Welcome all to one of the brand new section in DANS mainpage! Since it's already the fasting month and I've choosen 'season of food' for September, I thought I'd put up a recipe section for all those cooks-to-be (or maybe you're already good at it and want to add in your knowledge). Cool! But do be prepared, I'm not at the level to create my own recipe yet; so far their extracted from a website, a television serie or a book (which I will be crediting at the end). Cool! Let's start with a recipe of a dessert...
You need: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 cup of buttermilk, 1 teaspoon (tsp) of vanilla extract, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 and a 1/2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tablespoon (tbsp) of unsalted buter melted.
What you do then:
- Whisk together eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract in a bowl. Then add the sugar.
- In another bowl, carefully put in cinnamon, flour and baking powder together. Sift it (I think it means 'gaulkan') before whisking it into the other mixture earlier. Stir in melted butter afterwards. If the new mixture is too thick, add buttermilkslowly into a pourable consistency. Let it for 10-15 minutes before making.
- Heat a flat, non-stick pan (regular pan works too!) over medium heat for 5 minutes. Grease the pan lightly with oil before adding 2oz of the batter into the centre of the pan. Cook for 2-3minutes until edges brown. Flip the crepe gently and cook for another minute, before removing from heat.
- You're done! Continue with the rest of the batter. Sprinle some sugar on the cooked crepe, and roll it into a cigar shape. These crepe can be warmed in microwaves, and they also freeze very well! Enjoy.
Well, there you have it. This recipe is taken from AsianFoodChannel (AFC) website on Anna Olson recipes, so credits to them! I think crepe is like 'lempeng' or 'apam balik', so maybe you guys can add in some nuts, jams or ice-cream inside your crepe. Try it this fasting month! No need to buy desserts at the bazaar then do we? Happy cooking everyone!!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
In line with Malaysia's 51st-year of independence, let us all Malaysians shout "Merdeka, Merdeka!" in our hearts aloud! Let me remind you not to just say the chant without really understanding what independence means, now and then. Along the lifeline of myself, I've enjoyed Independence Day in numerous ways. The most exciting was probably during Form 3, where the students at my school had to paint the national flag on pieces of cloth. The class with the longest flag wins. What was interesting was how some of the students from different classes were very clever to make some sort of alliance among themselves, combining their cloth with the others. In the end, all classes began to combine. That day we produced a REALLY long flag, hand in hand, making us all winners! That's why until today, I believe unity is the core of any type of independence. (*wink*) This year's Independence Day, I'd like to dedicate my best regards to the young people of the nation! My cousin here, Siti Syafiqah, is a really sweet and intelligent little girl. With proper attention and teachings, many children like her would continue to make our country's independence strive and preserve its true meanings forever! ----> (What's your say in independence? Come, write about your thoughts in the commentary collumn. Speech, thoughts, dedications...anything related to Malaysia's Independence Day is welcome! No new updates this time, and Happy Independence Day!)
This tribute is dedicated to everyone who did their best to achieve and preserve the nation's independence! The spirits will burn on. A speacial tribute to Malaysians today, keep up the good work and achieve for the best. Good luck everyone!
Friday, August 29, 2008
TESL people are speacial, and if you are one I hope you feel speacial too. Updates for this time folks! Remember to wash your feet at night to avoid nightmares. Enjoy these piece! (the link is next to the title)
1. "Zero Degrees: Three" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Dwane VS The Enigma" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Need some chill in your spine? Or just looking for interesting information on occults? Today, I'll review a spooky book entitled "Missing: Spirited Away" by Gakuto Coda which I find it a very interesting read. This novel is a unique novel, where the mystery of the story really gets deeper and deeper along the end, making you want to know more and more. A rough synopsis: there was a group of 5 friends in a high school club, each having different personality and traits. One of them, Kyoichi Utsume, has a mysterious ability connected with the 'other' world. To make it short, one day Kyoichi vanished! Their friends then desperately went on a lookout for him, trying separate methods. Mystical and scientifical. I won't go on further, but I would recommend it if you're into occults and ghosts. It's quite popular in Japan, there's even a manga on it! Well, right now I'm reading the second book "Missing: Letters of Misfortune", and I think it's really good. Take care~ (Ratings: 4.4 out of 5)
*"MISSING: SPIRITED AWAY" BOOK*
Monday, August 25, 2008
Haha...then the drive with my dad was filled with advices for me. I think I've changed a bit with more maturity, as I never really talked with dad about myself when I was younger (though I still am very quiet in the family). One thing that he said, was to learn from your past. And I will dad!
Readers, there is a new title this time! It's a part of my 'TESL Production' project, so do check it out okay? Dwane's the main cast this time. Hehe...enjoy and have a nice rainy season. Oh yeah, there's going to be a speacial release titled 'Your Say in Independence' here. So I want you guys to give me your speech later to show your love to our country, Malaysia!
Click the link next to the titles for the new releases:
1. "Zero Degrees: Two" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Shot! :: Teachings of a Homeless" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
3. "Dwane VS The Enigma: Prologue" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
In this post, I'd like to feature something speacial to me as writer personally. I present you: Pilot G-2 Pen! The only type of pen I put my trust in to. I began to use this type since form one, and I always make sure I have one in my pencil case up until today. The pen helps me in having a smooth and quick writing (I tend to write much slowly with other type of pens), and I think the design is fairly simple and attractive (a bit unnecessary here...hehe). However, the only fatal weakness is that the ink is VERY sensitive towards water, and is unsuitable for exams/forms purposes. Sigh, but I still love this pen! Try and win my heart, other pens! ;p
Again, the society strikes an otaku branch. This time it hits those figurines lovers. I'm not much of a figurine collector, but I understand their dissapointment when some people think that they collect models for dirty reasons (like accusing all manga fans as also readers of hentai). I have to say, that there are some obscene models but most (90%?) are decent items suitable for all ages. Maybe some had accidently put out a provocative figurine for display, but some hard warnings would have been enough and they would learn their lesson. No need to blame and 'hit it hard' on ALL fans right? To all figurine lovers, don't get down when they say you're weirdos. As a manga fan, I assure you it's fun being weird. No, not weird. We're eccentric! =)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
p/s: Right now I'm beginning to open my heart to different aspects/genres in books, as a part of my training to become a writer. My fatal weakness has always been in description of surroundings and physical traits of characters. Help! It's Anisah's birthday today, so happy 20th birthday girl(no updates this time, folks)
"WALL-E", another wonderful production from Disney/Pixar. I've grown up watching most of their production (missing only "Cars" and "Finding Nemo") and all of it managed to capture my attention with their unique characters and themes. Last time I watched "Meet the Robinsons" who taught us to 'keep moving forward', this time with my family; "WALL-E" had succesfully showed its own teachings to not be too dependable on technology. In the story, Earth had been too filthy to live in and all humans have gone up to space to spend some time there while robots called WALL-E clean up the mess. Turned out that most WALL-E robots malfunctioned, leaving only one left doing its work. Many years later, a robot called EVE came to investigate Earth... What's interesting in the story is mostly how human emotions are prominent in WALL-E's character. He (or it?) shows fear, curiousity, lonliness and even love towards EVE. These traits seemed to mock the 'sloth' humans up in space, where they themselves act like robots; not walking by themselves, unsociallised, oblivious of their surrounding. After watching this movie, I'm sure most of us would want to do better for ourselves!
(Rating: 4.2 out of 5)
p/s: The romance between WALL-E and EVE was interesting as well. I liked the way EVE shows her womanly 'seriousness' and 'wrath', while WALL-E managed to show the 'idiotic' and 'stubborness' of a man in love! But what's worth the awe, is how both took care of each other. You would want to think twice before making a woman angry - with the 'wrath' and all. Hehe...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well, that's fast for a new update. I thought I could only manage once a week, but my spirit is pretty high these couple of days. There's a new segment in my fictions, so check it out (using the links below) and enjoyy readers!!
1. "Zero Degrees: One" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
2. "Shot! :: Dreamless, Colourless" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
Today, I'm giving my tributes to the teacher's all around the world. Either you're teaching English, Maths or Sciences; you guys have one goal in common: to produce an educated generation which would lead the world to peace and stability! Hoooray for teachers! A speacial tribute to the teachers of SKBBS, MJSC LENGGONG, MJSC KKB, KMPH and KMS...you guys have definitely inspired me in many different ways. Thank you!
I've been in the mood of collecting interesting pictures lately (like I did once in the past) but everytime I went to the search engine, I don't know what to search for! Hoping that someone can provide me with some good links, and I thank you in advance. Oh, and I'm going to have salami for the first time tomorrow. Pray that I experience a great taste of flavour and texture. Damn I sound like a chef! Hehe..until next time. Congratulations to Chong Wei for acquiring the title of Dato'!
Friday, August 15, 2008
[Thank you to Farris and Hafiy for being such great brothers. Farris is a brother that thinks his thoughts aloud and always share the same interest with me. Hafiy on the other hand is adorable when occasionally, he would ask me to hug him. Sigh...love you guys!!]
Alright, my first blog title (for this time) is out! I hope readers would enjoy my writings much more this time! Oh, and don't forget to check out Dwane's blog. Very poetic and touching... (just click the link next to the title)
1. "Zero Degrees: Prologue" - http://dansoriginal.blogspot.com/
I went to watch a movie the other day and decided to give a review on it since the storyline was quite interesting. The movie was called "Mirrors", and it's an 18SG movie (not suitable for the young...hehe). What attracted me in this 'horror + psycho' genre was the impression of mirrors it used in the story. In the movie, the main character is confronted with some sort of evil inside mirrors which wants him to find 'Esseker'. It turned out that the evil residing in the mirrors was the psychotic nature of a person named Esseker, collecting human souls by killing them through any kind of mirrors. The movie did a wonderful job in inflicting some sense of paranoia (is this a word?) towards mirrors, as the main character could not escape from mirrors wherever he goes. There are mirrors in the bathroom, in a locker, attached to cars and even puddles of water could be some kind of mirrors. If you were chased by something from the mirrors, can you really escape? Realise this, mirrors are everywhere!
(Rating: 3.5 out of 5)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
As an introduction to all readers, espeacially if you're new with me and my writings, my name is Daniel Azere (with DANS as a pen-name), and my writings usually consists of the fictional/fantasy genre. This time, I will put on reviews and comments on loads of things on this page (with updates of my writings) while I'll separate my fictional stories on a separate blog. Links will always be updated on this page, so in order to make it easy for everyone, just come to this address (http://danslinkage.blogspot.com/) to take a look at what's new and updated.
There are still things that I need to do, so my artwork will be for online viewing by 19th August. Don't miss it!!
Attention to all TESL batch 7 students, do please go to this link;
Thank you! Hehe...
Awww...Malaysia's archery squad is in a pinch. The results of the singles yesterday was quite dissapointing, which two of our national contestans lost by only a one-point difference! Huhu...tough luck guys, you did your best! Oh, and congrats to Chong Wei (badminton) for making it to the semi-finals! :)