Archive for June, 2009

Men Vs. Wild

It’s a frightening start, but Will’s taking it, like a man.

MOMMY!!

ROTFLMAO.

I heart Will Ferrell (and Bear Grylls too!).

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Urbanscapes 2009.

HOPE is a lie we tell to keep us going.

Tru dat.

It was one of the many quotes I found in Box of Ideas, which I discovered during the recent Urbanscapes’09 in KLPAC. It is a project inspired by a group of Malaysians that collect ideas from random everyday people to be packaged in a cigarette box. So instead of getting 20 cancer sticks, you get as many as 100 ideas from contributing parties. Cool eh?

Anyhoots, my Urbanscapes experience was nothing short of fun. Spent the earlier hours in the Cinescapes Stage watching Gadoh, a brave film that peeks into the underlying racial tension in our beloved Bolehland. The ever-present Malay-Chinese conflict was the main subject of the film, and with racism being a topic that is close to my heart, I loved it! It was witty and honest, and sometimes even painful to watch for the truth it rawly presented. There were funny bits and the acting wasn’t all that bad so yeah, it was worth watching.

Not going to spill much here, but I am definitely going to get my colleagues to watch the movie (I bought the DVD).  Check out the trailer:

Wish I could’ve stayed longer  to watch more short films though. There were just too much going on in KLPAC, making it impossible to just stay in the cinema and watch (good) movies all day long.

Besides Gadoh, I had the opportunity to watch a few acts perform in The Lawn Stage and The Box areas. Was looking forward to watch Rendra Zawawi and Khottal perform but tak sempat. The ones I managed to watch were Zalila Lee (she’s a gem!), The Sofa Sessions (hillarious duo with a song made about circumcision. LOL), Pop Shuvit (did a tribute to MJ), and Yuna (she gave me goosebumps during Rocket).

There were also many interesting street performances, ranging from theatre groups doing funny skits, stand-up comedies to percussion groups playing drums and whatnot. I especially liked Tugu Drum Circle, whereby they randomly rounded up passers by to play the instruments and put together a performance. The atmosphere was just so festive!

Tugu Drum Circle

Had Palate Palette’s famous lamb hotdog for lunch, and browsed through the  photography exhibition and all those artsy scraps on display. The usual flea market was tempting too, but I was way too broke to buy anything it ain’t funny yo. Blergh.

In short, Urbanscapes 2009 was AWESOME! Good thing I didn’t feel out of place as I see a lot of people around my age there..tee hee. I remember attending a youth festival in PWTC earlier this year and felt like an old hag upon seing pretentious artsy fartsies and high school-goers going crazy over dresses in flea markets. Sigh.

I came home feeling proud that we Malaysians actually have this pool of creative talents, coming together and putting up a great show. Malaysia Boleh woot! Also felt somewhat jealous la cos I don’t have a single artsy bone in my body WTH. Kudos to the organisers and all participants for the brilliant effort. Can’t wait for next year!

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John Legend on Twitter

Silly fangirl, PostSecret style.

Tee hee.

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Megan Fox needs to shower. Period.

She looks a tad too greasy, kan?

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Sarawak Elective

*SUPER LONG POST AHEAD*

This is a long overdue post about my elective posting in Sarawak. Have decided to put this up on the blog so that in the distant future I’ll get to reminisce the amazing 6 weeks I’ve had in Sarawak.

So I’ve been getting questions from my non-medic friends about what an “elective posting” is all about. Well, it is actually a given period by medical schools for students to learn in other hospitals other than their own. We’ve been given the freedom to choose just about any hospital in any country in the world, so it is up to what one really wants out of their elective in choosing a place for their posting.

Those with enough funds may opt to do it overseas and experience what it’s like to practice medicine in other countries. For instance, my boys Heng and Joshua did theirs in Kenya and had many hands-on experience that one could not possibly get in local teaching hospitals (both performed their first Caesarean sections there. JEALOUS!). A few of us went to European countries like the UK to feast their eyes on angmohs *ehem*. Many opted to go back to their hometown hospitals for an additional 6-week holidays. And  some people just wanted to go off for a 6-week vacation!

Like me. Heh heh heh.

I chose Sarawak mainly because I’ve never been to either Borneo states before. Sabah hospitals placement have all been swapped up by my other classmates, so Sarawak was the only option left. Did plan on going overseas, but my application for Melbourne was rejected and I was already out of funds by the end of the semester. So Kuching it is! Read the rest of this entry »

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In Arsene We Trust!

I was randomly reading wall posts on someone’s Facebook profile last Monday, when I spotted a post that says  “Arsene Wenger’s coming to town. Why don’t we get him to sign one of our boys? :P”.

Holy shit THE Arsene Wenger is in town?

So I googled “Arsene Wenger Malaysia”, and voila, I found this on Arsenal FC Supporters Club of Malaysia (AFCSM)’s website. Boy I was ecstatic! FYI, I’m now on their mailing list so that I won’t miss any Arsenal-related events in the future..tee hee.

I started hollering Arsenal fans among my group of friends (there aren’t that many Gooners I know anyway) and got two of em to come along with me to Dataran Merdeka. The first question they asked was, “Dia datang sorang..tak bawak the whole team ke?“. Oh well, the boys are mostly away on international duties  (and getting injured in the process too. .Pffttt) so we’ll have to make do with Arsene alone. Good enough for me.

Arsene Wenger

The closest I got to him. Midget, midget, midget.

Arsene Wenger's varicose veins, tee hee

Close enough to actually see his varicose veins.  LOL. Nampak tu?

Coaching the Under-19 National Youth Team

Arsene giving tips to our Under-19 National Team. Malaysia Boleh! The crowd was shouting, “Jangan lupa ambik nama!“. LOL.

Being the midget that I am, I obviously did not get to shake his hands. Dangggg.

I also brought along the Arsenal Unstoodle Print from stoodle to get it signed, but due to time constraints the organisers did not plan an autograph session. Ceh. Just took pics of it with a life-sized Arsene cardboard at the event. You can read all about stoodle meets Arsene Wenger, here. Oh and the Arsenal Unstoodle Print also came out in The Daily Mail! Tak percaya? Click sini. (Yes, I was holding it sampai terlipat2 tapi muka tak nampak sebab pendek. Hoh.)

Arsenal Unstoodle Print

Cardboard pun jadilah..tee hee.

Sigh. I am still beaming while I write this. THE Arsene Wenger, in flesh! *squeals in excitement*

Now that that’s off my chest, we can spend the next 2 months speculating on summer transfers. (Oh have you heard, C-Ron is heading to Real with a record transfer fee of 80mil? Madness. No human being should be worth that much, no?) Fingers crossed that Arsene will make a world-class signing or two for the squad soon because God knows how much we need that.

IN ARSENE WE TRUST!

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Roger!

Hellllllloooooooo. I am backkkkkkkkkk! 🙂

Special thanks to Nora and Baka for the 5 weeks intermission.

Sarawak can only be summed up in one word. AWESOMEEEE.

If you’ve been following my weekly picture uploads on Facebook (yes, I memang saja nak kasi bakar, hehe), you’ll surely know that I’ve had the time of my life in Borneo.  Still figuring out whether to write lengthy posts on my travels or not, tengoklah kalau rajin nanti.

Oh btw, I’m on a 1 month-holiday now. It’s only the fifth day and I’m already effin boredddd. Which probably explains why I even bothered to post up an entry here. Hehe. Sometimes I feel that my university is wayyy too generous with holidays. Seriously. Our counterparts in other public unis only have like, 2 weeks of holidays at the end of their academic year, and at this point of time, many have already completed 2/5 of their final year postings. That also means they’ll graduate earlier!

Sheesh. Bestnyaaaaa.

But it’s the LAST holiday we’re getting before one final year of torture,  so no complains. Heh.

Will update more soon.

Toodles!

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