Thursday, September 13, 2012

Is it me? or is it you?

It probably is a bit of both. 

When my sister told me, "Along, ever since you studied psychology and comm, you've been more patient in listening to my problems."

Yes, that's what she said.

I guess, studying whatever it is in college/university would always (almost) apply to your everyday life. Believe you me, I didn't notice whatever change she told me.

So in the end, the knowledge that you gain can be applicable not only to your job, but also your life and your relationships.

Sometimes I feel angry (I am human), sometimes I'm sad, and sometimes I'm happy. But one of the things that I hold is that sometimes, people just need someone to listen to them - like a sounding board. I've probably unconsciously learned to listen to the root of some of people's (those that I know) problems and instead of feeling angry at their lamentations, their frustrations, I take it as a wall/board (whatever you want to call it) that people just need to talk to.

There are those who bottle up their feelings and there are also those who prefer to tell someone. It's OK.

So if you want to complain (and I do it too!), talk to someone you trust. No one trusty? There's always God. There were many times when no one was willing to listen, when no one wanted to see me cry, when people cast me aside and condemned me, I turned to God. And in return, when I'm happy, the first thing to do should always be Alhamdulillah. Praise be to God. Because He is always there to listen. Human beings come and go, some will stop to listen to you and don't like you anymore... but God? God will always listen. Remember Him and His call, and He will remember you.

And each one of us is different, so even if you cry, even if you feel frustrated, it's your feelings. No one can tell you not to feel, no one can tell you not to cry. Even I cry sometimes, and it is one of the ways I let go of my burdens. People handle things differently, we don't do everything the same way like droids do. It's what makes us human.

Having said that, I think my change in perspective has allowed me to be more understanding (hopefully). Even when mom gets angry, I was thinking of what made her angry rather than why she should be angry.

And if you don't have a grandma who forgets easily, you probably won't be as understanding to people who keeps repeating themselves. Just my two cents. Life comes full circle. I've learned to accept things, having experienced burnout (of the worst kind for me!) and staying with an elderly who repeats what she says every few minutes. One day, it could be you. Being around people like that have opened up my eyes!

So all I'm saying is that to feel is to be human. Those feelings that you have... don't take it for granted. One day, if you think that you're unable to feel, remember those moments, happy moments that really impacted your life.

I'm also saying that to forget is to be human. Humans are forgetful creatures, even I sometimes forget what I wanted to get from the fridge! LOL

At the end of the day, we aren't perfect creatures. We fall, we break, we cry, but we also laugh, smile and be content. We survive, and we live (or lived). At the end of the day, it's not that perfection that I think I want, I think... I think I want contentment. To be happy with what I have (with good reason!) and to always be thankful for the little blessings. I want to be able to be with my friends at their highest and lowest moments  (and in between) because I want to be thankful for the life I've lead and the friends I've got. Even if they want to call to vent. I don't mind. =P

After all, life on earth is lived only once (though maybe not for Hindus and Buddhists), so appreciate, appreciate and appreciate!

Monday, September 3, 2012

PC Fair Midvalley 2012, Taylor's Lakeside Asaban Fest Day 2 and a day out with cousin and friend.

An exhausting day, a long trip, a long day, but having macchiato with cousin and getting the loots that I wanted was worth it.

It was on Sunday that I went Taylor's Lakeside Asaban Fest and PC Fair Midvalley 2012.

After getting lost for about half of an hour trying to get to Taylor's Lakeside at Sunway, my cousin and I decided to just go ahead to the PC Fair first (we actually took a wrong turn and it turned out to be the federal highway leading to Bangsar).

Breakfast at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (Caramel Macchiato!) and then it was PC Fair all the way!

The crowd was packed! Turns out they were lining up with a voucher to get the KAV USB 2012 for only RM1. So THAT's why....

My main purpose of going to the PC fair was to get a fair deal on an external drive to back-up all those important files and clear up my PC. So, armed with enough cash and focus zeroed on WD booth, I surveyed the price and bought the 1TB My Passport for RM299 (after an RM20 discount from a lucky draw) with a sleeve added in FOC. Finally!

The 1TB My Passport

So far, it's good. The backup feature is a plus for me so I think it was worth my penny.

I was fortunate to have stuck to my resolve to only buy food from Coffee Bean and get the external drive. Otherwise, I would have spent a lot more than I was prepared to. (Imagine, an 8GB pendrive for only RM15!)

My cousin went with me to survey macbooks, but unfortunately they did not open any booth there. So we surveyed other notebooks that are good enough (with processors of at least 2.8Ghz) for her to do her design work -she's a graphic design student. But all we got was flyers - LOTS of it. 

Anyway, we were stuck there for hours. I think we were at Midvalley until 2pm. Then I thought it was high time to chow. It was a headache how some people (or a lot) were persistent and pushing us to buy something. I still needed to get my stuff at Taylor's Lakeside.

So, well.... I think I almost gave up going to that place. Sign boards were few and far in between and then it only appeared at the fork (and covered by a tree branch!). I don't think I'll be going to another Asaban there. Too much headache to reach that place.

Maybe I'll just stick to AFA and Comic Fiesta (or maybe AniManGaki). - which reminds me: I need to reserve my ticket to CF2012 for either days.

Having experienced both AFA and AniManGaki... I think it was OK. But I still prefer AFA (hopefully they'll have another one next year!) provided they improve in future. I'll see about CF2012 this December.

Now, moving on...


I don't know why but I really like it when she wears any version of seifuku. =P I only ever know her online through a friend and then our interactions have been limited to FB. She also cosed as pikachu on Day 1 of Asaban. Check out her page! ;) (P.S. Jian, she also said hi to you. You remember you told me to tell her that you said hi?)

And here's the loot that I got from her (finally!). 

The cute badges and bookmarks! Talented eh? =)

I was so pumped up to get these from her, and since I didn't manage to get them at AniManGaki 2012, I braved the confusing road to Taylor's Lakeside and paid for these stuff I reserved from her. ^^

Kyu-erien(キューエリエン) is such a nice person up front. I am very happy and glad that I got to meet her in person. She speaks so clearly and she seems so genuine. I'll be glad to get more of her works in future.

By the way, this is what I got on Friday so that I always have some food stashed in my room:

Some small marshmallows and green tea KitKat. The marshmallows need to be replenished now. hehe

The last time I tasted the green tea KitKat was when Jian's mom brought it back from Japan. It tasted so good I wanted more. I finally got the opportunity when I saw a pack of these at Candylicious 1Utama. Bear in mind that it costs RM25 for a pack of 12. Bit expensive no? Of course (but I will buy it only when I have extra money to spend).

So that's it for now! I'll be sure to post more stuff anime/doujinshi/Japan related and more. I might be doing a wee bit of a review on Achhi Kocchi! =) but I'll see. So far I love it. I think I might join Haruno each time Io gives his smile. You unknowing (oblivious!) cassanova!