Archive for July, 2009

Hari Tua.

Well I turned 23 on 23rd July.

Had a good one, thanks to dear Damai roommates (for the midnight cake and contemplating whether I was in my usual pekak mode or not cos my iPod was on hehe), the usual Uni besties (now you guys know how pemalu I am! oh yes behind my confident exterior there is a gadis Melayu ayu pemalu hiding inside, so next year please don’t make me give a speech or sing or whatnot unless I’m stoned thank you), lunch treat from studymates and the usual birthday texts and FB messages from friends.

Thanks everyone! Much loveeee. ♥

I’ve never really done a birthday wish list before cos I know that the only person able to grant me those wishes is myself (with the help of parental and JPA funds of course), but WHAT THE HELL IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. Manalah tau kot-kot ada orang nak sponsor kan haha i wish. So here goes :

  1. Old Arsenal jerseys. Particularly this (97/98 away shirt) and this (the redcurrant shirt from 05/06 commemorating last season at Highbury).

    This 97/98 shirt particularly reminds me of my earlier days of watching football. I still have that vivid image of Overmars riding the flanks, assisting and scoring goal after goal in that very jersey. Sweeeeet. Oh and the latter redcurrent jersey is just too classy, kan?

  2. These Arsenal retro shirts. I’ll settle for Pires’ Magnifique or Overmars’ The Flying Dutchman.

  3. A new handphone. 😛 I’ve been using the same phone for the past 5 years and I think it’s about time I get a new phone. My trusted Nokia 6610 still works out fine though (except the fact that I have to use a sharp object to turn it on wtf), it’s just a case of mengada-ngada nak handphone canggih. A decent phone with a camera and one that I could go online with would do. Currently eyeing the BlackBerry Javelin 8900.

  4. A new pair of Nike running shoes and a Nike+ iPod Sports Kit. Oh FYI I’ve ditched my sedentary lifestyle by running at the nearby Titiwangsa Park at least 3 times a week. Feels good, 🙂

  5. KL-Tawau return ticket in June 2010, complete with funds for an open water diving course in Seaventures.

  6. Funds for a 12000ft tandem skydive in Taupo, NZ.

Hmmh that’s all I could think of right now. It’s worrying how I don’t have any urge to buy girly clothes or shoes, though. But usually those buys are impulsive, so there’s no need to put em in a wishlist laa kan. Tee heee..

Here’s crossing my fingers hoping that I will find a way to make all of the above possible by the end of this year.

Ka-ching!

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Pothead.

I am a Potter addict. And I’m not ashamed to admit it.

Have read all 7 books at least twice, each. Watched all movies on the first day of screening (with the exception of movie 1, 2 and 3 because I was in boarding school back then).

So I just have to write this because there have been an appalling number of bad reviews of Half Blood Prince from my friends, as evident by their Facebook statuses. Which is worrisome cause I happen to think that HP6 is just WICKED!

Everyone’s been saying, “Boringnyaaa, slow sangat sampai aku tertidur” and “Oh it didn’t meet my expectations.

What was your expectation anyway?

For God’s sake, the book has 608 pages and it’s just not possible to put everything in yo. I simply think that previous HP movies tried so hard to cramp the stories that they had lost some depth in reproducing the magic on screen. IMHO, this time they managed to execute it smartly without leaving out crucial details of the book. It’s just a shame that the HP6 somehow lacks a climax and may be a bit draggy especially during it’s flashback scenes.

With that being said though, I definitely wasn’t looking forward to a fast-paced movie with loads of shimmery wizarding action when I know all along that someone important is about to die. The dark and somewhat somber mood it portrayed was just perfect in the build-up to Dumbledore’s death. Show some respect, people. It’s friggin DUMBLEDORE!

Pic from here.

Ron’s Quidditch scenes were definitely my highlight of the film, especially after he was ‘given’ the Felix Felicis. His smug expression while brilliantly performing his Keeper duties was just priceless.. LOL. Rupert Grint seriously has all the makings of a great comic, no doubt about that.

There was a lot of snogging involved in HP6, but I was actually OK with all that. Kasi can laa. I totally didn’t get Ginny-Harry moments though (zero chemistry there), and I wish Ron had snogged Her-my-owh-ninny already cos Lavender is just wayyy too gedik.

Oh and how do you feel about Dumbledore’s death scene? I remember having tears in my eyes while reading the part some few years back and as expected, I weeped upon seing it visually. Sigh. I’m just sentimental like that. Wish they had put in the funeral part too for a more dramatic effect.

Hands down, it’s one of the better HP movies ever made. So go watch Potter if you haven’t already. And please don’t read the book prior to the movie cos you’ll be obsessing about the minute details they missed!

Sekian, a totally biased review from your friendly neighbourhood Muggle.

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