Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
My last official class in TOA starts in 8 hours.
After our graduation exhibition, I'm totally done, and will just need to await the graduation ceremony. Three years has gone so fast.
Tiffany stayed over at my place for a few days... so yeah.
I have way too much to add in my blog once I'm done with TOA.
Fallen 1:53 AM
in the grip of darkness
Monday, March 14, 2011
At first, I was going to blog about myself.
Yes, I realize I still owe like 10 posts on various subjects, which I said I'd blog about long ago, but I'm graduating soon, so cut me some slack =p. I was going to blog about myself, because of the beacon of attention I've been getting lately from all sources. I've said it before, that wherever I go, I will make an impression, be it negative or positive, but I will make one. Fine, so attention comes with this, but its been a little more unique in the last few months, and I thought I wanted to pen (um... type) down my thoughts about it, as well as what I thought of myself.
Then, this week had to happen. One of my pet peeves has long been stupid questions. I understand that people will say stupid things once in a while, be it jokes, or blurness. But I've also realized that total nonsense comes from people who virtually have no intelligence! I mean seriously! This week has been testing my patience on stupidity tolerance. I'm quite proud to say that my tolerance when it comes to anger is pretty good (although several events the last few weeks have been questioning that, more on those in another post. I owe, again. Lol). Not to mention I am surrounded by people with low IQs. Sure, some are great friends, loyal friends, true friends, but they're not smart in any sense. And that gets sickening when their stupidity hits high levels.
Oh, but what could push your patience when it comes to stupidity? I'll list them down, one by one, each paragraph explaining the details.
Firstly, with all the hype of Japan's earthquake, let's start there! Granted, I know plenty of people who hate the Japanese and their culture. Even then, I think it's a bit much to actually wish upon a natural disaster to wipe them out. Hating a culture does not mean you hate the entire population that is associated with that culture. Or else, I, living in Malaysia, could easily be cast as a racial bigot as I'm of the population here. Anyway, the last 2 days, messages have been coming from countless sources that the nuclear fallout from the explosions from the nuclear power plants in Japan will actually travel all the way here by way of weather. That thought alone is enough to make me pissed off at whoever started off this crap. Can radiation affect water and clouds? Of course. Can it travel distances? Sure. Will it reach Malaysia in a matter of hours? No, and especially not with the quantity we're talking about. It's a few nuclear power plants. Not an atomic bomb. When USA bombed Japan with two (yes, TWO) freaking atomic bombs, did the whole world worry about rain soaked with radiation? No. It severely affected the cities and surrounding areas for years to come, but it did not affect the world, and not even the neighbouring countries. So when a tiny (compared to the bombs) power plant explodes, where's the rationale for believing that this will affect the rain all the way here when the nearest countries to Japan aren't even affected? Or to hit my point home even more, the cities surrounding them? Pure moronic idiots.
All these natural disasters have been leading to talks on the end of the world and stuff. This of course, is talking about 2012. Quite a surprising amount of people actually believe a planet is colliding towards earth and will hit it in 2012. Venus is millions of miles away, and can be seen with the naked eye at night. This supposed planet is going to hit our planet in less than one year, and yet we can't see it in the sky? Wow, that must be one sneaky planet. I had a friend (Tracy) who posted a status update in Facebook asking whether people believed in 2012. 20 or so people replied. You know what's the sad thing? Only I said I didn't believe in it, because there was no proof whatsoever from the scientific community, and that all this crap came from misinterpretations of the Maya calendar. EVERY other single person who commented said they believed it. That they believed God would do it, that there were various signs around the world (oh please, earthquakes are hardly proof. I'll shake your table and say its the end of the world), and blah blah blah. Even the person who posted the status said she believed it. They believe the world will end in slightly over a year, and what are they doing about it? Are they helping the poor? Changing their lifestyles? Making the most of their remaining 400 days? No. They're living as everyone else is, that the world is not ending anytime soon. Yet they believe in all that crap with no backings at all.
Thirdly, and I'll end with this, since just remembering all these stupid events is ticking me off as I'm typing. Just two days ago on Saturday, I was eating dinner with Issey's cellgroup and Rachael (yes, the mood spoiler, lol) joined us for dinner. So, there was the usual chatting and stuff, and Rachael got annoyed by my teasing her. She said that my personality was one that was very curious, accurate and smart (I'll take that as a compliment). I was like okay, and? And she said that she was very surprised I had a sense of humour because intelligent people normally didn't. Um, since when? Many of the greatest minds of human kind have had brilliant senses of humour! Mark Twain, anybody? Richard Dawkins? Bertrand Russell? Hell, the writings of these guys are some of the funniest yet offensive and thought-provoking things you will ever see. Their intelligence is unsurpassed by many, and yet I love their sense of humour. Fine. This wasn't the main issue. She then proceeded to say that temperament was a mix of personality and character. Temperament is according to the dictionary we used, emotional state, irritability and excitability. Which totally described Rachael. She's 2 years older than me, but she's got the size, voice and mindset of a 9 year old. I wish that was an exaggeration, but it isn't. She kept trying to argue that temperament was character. That temperament was personality. And she said spoke about 4 special types. I honestly think she was talking about the four personality types of sanguine, choleric, melancholy and phlegmatic, which granted, were called temperaments, but I don't think she was really trying to bring this across. She was trying to tell me that my temperament is like my soul.
*Sigh*. I don't like to claim I'm smart, because it makes me sound arrogant, when I proclaim it myself. However, friends all around me have agreed with that, with no offence. And I have an IQ of 145. Sure, I'm not correct 100% of the time, but I really can't stand it when I encounter all this bull.
Fallen 11:18 PM
in the grip of darkness
Monday, March 7, 2011
Aye... sleeping 17 hours feels so damn good. Especially when you haven't slept well for a week.
Seriously. I was dead, dead, dead exhausted last night. It's been one hell of a week too, anyway.
But, it's been fun and great. The only drawback has been the lack of sleep due to all the activities.
Firstly, the classes on Monday and Tuesday. I stayed over at Fei Yan's house on Tuesday night, so that we could do up the marketing and corporate proposals and we spent quite a lot of time at night to do that. Then on Wednesday I had a 3 hour graduation campaign committee meeting. After that I rested in the library for a while before having a symposium at my house! I realize that a lot of my recent posts are about drinking -.-, but yeah, its been some of the fun highlights that I remember when I blog. So yeah, a symposium. This time, there were quite a few noticeable differences. There were 4 new people invited by Azlan, who we met the previous week (because of another drinking session, lol). They were Jason, Ashok, Max (from Germany) and Masayo (half Japanese). And they're all metalheads! All heavy metal people. Dang! After getting to know each other, and buying all the alcohol minutes before they were closing, we went off to my home! From the usual gang was Justin, Redzuan, Jonas, Andrew, Aaron and Miki. Had rounds of I Have Never, Ping Pang Wah, and The King and I. I Have Never was a great way to know one another better (and we learned way too much), plus King and I provided plenty of laughters. For the first time in my "King and I life", I avoided all the worst dares, and only had minor stuff. Heh.
Everyone else left pretty early at 5am, leaving only Justin, Redzuan, Jonas and Masayo to chill in my house. After more drinks and plenty of laughs and chatting, we finally got some rest at 8am. I had to wake up at 11am to go for a group meeting... that began at 11am -.-. So on Federal highway, on the way back to Sunway, Justin was driving and speeding. In front of us, a car stopped quite suddenly, and Justin stopped just in time, with a forceful, hard brake. The car behind us wasn't quite so lucky. The car behind us rammed into us, which in turn led us to ramming the car in front. Great. Threesome anyone? All of us except Masayo got off to take a look. Justin was pissed off really badly because this was like another accident in his long list of accidents, and his parents weren't going to be happy. The guy in front was actually pissed off, but once he saw 4 big people in black who looked fierce, he immediately softened and said it was okay, once he realized what had happened. But I think our looks intimidated him a bit! Haha! As for the person behind, it was a middle aged woman who seemed totally apologetic, yet when she saw Justin hit his car in frustration, she jumped back into her car. LMAO. The rest of us had to persuade her to slowly come out and talk, saying it was okay, that Justin wasn't going to hurt her and stuff. Hahaha... geez. The benefits of looking fierce -.-. Justin let her off though, and she continually apologized and said thank you profusely. So no one paid for the damages, despite the car in front getting quite damaged, and the lady's car getting dented in the front. Justin's suffered minor damage, but it caused his hazard lights to light up at random times.
I was late of course, but I reached college and did some work with the rest before taking a break and going for Redzuan's drama. Well, I have to say that most of the other groups were pretty bad, but Redzuan's was HILARIOUS. Not impressive technically, and a bit hard to hear at parts, but it was just funny. I went back for the group work and after a while of more work, I promptly fell asleep. Lmao. Sorry guys, I was really dead exhausted. Then the next day I had to go early to help the group do up the bottle mockup, and after a critique that ended very well for us (Gabriel was pissed off at the rest of the class), I proceeded to have lunch and hang out with Miki, Ruz, Henry, CJ, Thaiianna, Redzuan, Sareena, and later on, Justin and Masayo and the rest for dinner. We chilled out a while before I went for cellgroup meeting, and had a good time playing I Have Never with the cellgroup. Lmao, no drinks involved here. It was just drawing on ourselves if we lost.
I stayed up till 6am to do as much of Leon's work as I could, and woke up at 7am so that I could open the photography studio for a photoshoot I was having with Symposium and Essenism. I had long suggested a photoshoot for these two groups of friends, and finally, this weekend was it. Headed to school, and continued my work of Leon's, before going to the studio with Ruz and Ivan, and then I headed off to go for my critique with Leon. Luckily, he was in a good mood, so it was quite pleasant. There was lots of things he told me to change, but more or less, he was alright with my work. I went back to the studio, and waited for all the others (every single person was late). So, we had the photoshoot! Since everyone was late, we had to rush the shoot, and didn't manage to take as much shots as we could've. However, the full shots of Essenism were taken, finally giving an update to our pictures from years ago (and finally getting rid of Leonard from our pictures) and Symposium also had our first full group shot ever, with everyone present, and the addition of Masayo.
We had lunch, and chilled out at Redzuan's place while I rested for a while, before going to church service later on, where the topic was the "Importance of Fellowship", which was superbly awesome and very in season, especially after a photoshoot with close friends. Pastor Kevin spoke on the importance of meeting up and socializing with our friends, as well as for the right reasons, and with mutual benefits, as we are all social creatures. Very useful sermon. Afterward, I had to pass on the fellowship with my cellgroup (yes, I know, the irony), because for this week only, my band had jamming on Saturday night. We jammed and tried getting familiar with the songs we planned to have for the upcoming gig, as well as touching up our newest song, which is still in progress. Afterward, I went to chill out again with Justin, Redzuan, Jonas, Andrew and Masayo for a while, before I headed back home at 2am.
This post was in a way, an explanation of why I was SO DAMN TIRED. Haha... the exhaustion of all these events continuously day after day kept adding up. But I enjoyed every minute of it, and it was a brilliant week. Now... to sleep.