Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I'm not gonna

Write you a love song, that is. Why? That's unnecessary don't you think?

Play Sara Bareilles - Love Song. You'll see what I mean.

This is just a ramble courtesy of a late night fanfiction reading.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lemons and lemonade

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Add some sugar. Some water makes it bearable. Now that's what you call lemonade.

It's not always happy and good in real life. The reality is that life will knock you down to your knees unexpectedly. The grim reaper may show up on your doorstep at really surprising moments. Your heels might get stuck on the pavement. That coffee you made might spill on the paper you've really worked your butt on.

You see.. that's where it matters to sit and think to make lemonades. Those lemons life keeps giving to you, they are useful to an extent. They keep you nourished. This is all figuratively speaking.

Use this pointer:
Lemon - all the bad stuff in life
Sugar - sweet memories + positive thinking
Water - thinking that there are more unfortunate people
Lemonade - A lesson learned from that experience

Why do I say the lemons keep you nourished? This is why: Whenever you experience life for the piercing reality that it is, you learn something from it. Your brain actually keeps that deep within itself. The brain is a marvellous, miraculous thing to ever appear next to the gift of life. If life throws you to your back, get up. Think positively - why did this happen? I'm sure God is thinking of me. Remind yourself that people even more unfortunate than you are right now is suffering worse than you. Lemon+sugar+water=lemonade = priceless lesson in life.

Think about it and tell me how that turns out.

A step into the unknown

Has anyone ever noticed that the school magazine is the best place for creativity for the form fives leaving the school - for the last time... They get to buy the pages they want and design funny cartoons, captions, reveal personalities of people within the class.

This year, I am 17, facing SPM and while I'm at it, also looking for a scholarship. If I can't, I'll have to get study loan which takes a long time to pay off. I am talking about the experience, final year at a school where you've spend most of your lives in. The place you spend time more than your home, more than anywhere else in the world when you are between 6 and 17.

Nowadays, we find ourselves expressing our opinions so decidedly. We find that we've seen a lot in just 17 years. It's just a small part of growing up. You'll find that once you leave school, there's a scary world out there. What we've experienced in school is just the tip of the dagger. It is the reality every student face here, or anywhere else in the world. Some earlier than us.

The sheltered life as a student is like haven on earth. Once you step on to the world of adulthood, you'll face the problems your parents have faced. Then, you'll realize how hard you parents had it. That when you're still their little girl, they took away most of the pain to have you relatively comfortable in your humble abode. To make you feel safe and sound. Leaving only a taste of it.. all the while taking most of the pain just to protect us.

As a tribute, THANK YOU to all parents out there who have done their best in protecting their children. That while you are doing so, you also leave just enough to teach them to become independent and a human being capable of so many achievements in life. That you are just there when they need you.

Simple Majority? (not for the faint hearted)

I think not. It's March 11th, 3 days after the 12th General Election. The papers have sold out, people want to know the results and along that comes the shock of the century. For the first time in nearly 40 years, the coalition lost many seats to the opposition and 5 states became stronghold to the opposition. Denied two-thirds majority in parliament may mean more voices. Personally, I say do a post-morterm and find out what the people is trying to say. The people will appreciate that very much.

The papers had a field day. In my opinion, this is the best recorded boost in sales for them in many years. My cousin couldn't get hold of one copy by 5 p.m. Folks, if you want to read papers after the elections, please wake up early and go to your nearest vendor.

The Opposition parties combined their energy this time round. Even the international news media got wind of the shocking results. I suppose, it might not be so shocking after all if you look at current issues. So, this is a lesson which should be learned by all. The people ultimately holds the power of voice in a democratic country. Less corruption, more awareness, and while money does talk, they don't do everything.

Lessons learned for all. People of Malaysia, you have voted and you have decided. It is up to them to perform their part. We have done ours. Like that slice of pizza - it's their part to make it, our part to eat it. Like that old cheesy line; 'I make the batter, you bake it, we'll get a cake'. Those should tell us that the government and people work together to make the country. So kudos to all Malaysian people and I'll see you on the other side.

p.s. I try to stay neutral... and I'm threading a very thin line here. So if I'm not, please tell me and I'll look into it. I'm not in anyway sided with anyone. Just saying my views as a citizen and some do come from the papers. Read too many of them that I decided to give an overview.


Ughh... Here comes another blog with another boring stuff splattered among its contents. I tell ya, ya might just be right. But once in a while, I like to give comments on current issues. Not that I'm an expert - NO - but I am a citizen right? So here comes a blog, might be controversial sometimes but I'll keep myself neutral. None of that trouble with the law (na na goody two shoes!) because frankly, I like to keep it cool.