Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Zatil si Budak Perasan


Award ni la hadiah yang paaaaling best untuk Tahun Baru '09 ni! Yeye! Tapikan...memang patut sangat pun budak bernama Zatil di-award-kan Cute's Blogger Award 2008! Tersangat-sangatlah patut. Hiieeee...prasannya aku. Hahaha *uhuk-uhuk*. Apapun, terima kasih sesangatlah kepada Cik Tomato Masam yang amat bermurah hati untuk kasi award ni kat kita selepas disogok dengan eskem BR lima tab besar. Kuang-kuang-kuang. Joking-joking je Tomato Masam ye~ Kekeke...

Tapikan, award ni ada syarat-syaratnya. Kalau tak lengkap rukun anugerah comel, alamatnya kena tarik balik la title comel ni (rasanya la...hehe). Tapi senang je peraturannya...buat tag je. Jadi apa lagi...jom kita tag menge-tag!

Here are the rules of this award:
1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged, need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.

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My 10 Random Facts/ Habits:

- Tak suka accounting walaupun it's my major (lebeh kurang macam love-hate relationship la...)
- Suka nengok SpongeBob SquarePants *Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePant!*
- Suka sembang-sembang ngan kucing yang dijumpa, tak kisah kat mana-mana pun. Hehe.
- Suka bila hari hujan.
- Ingin pegi memancing.
- Kekadang main tipu dalam Scrabble...ngeh ngeh :P
- Pandai buat teka silang kata dalam surat kabar (tu pun lepas tiru jawapan...toing toing)
- Suka main 2-D video game Super Mario Bros.
- Suka mengayuh basikal tapi takda basikal.
- Suka nyanyi kuat-kuat ketika memandu/sangat gembira/sangat tensen *lalalala~*

Dengan murah hatinya saya menyedekahkan award ni kepada: Dang Lina, Frankie, Miss Bibi, Farha, Mat, Kak Ross, Oon, Mona, Sherina dan sesiapa yang membaca blog ni :)

Kepada semua bloggers dan para penceroboh blog ni...
SELAMAT TAHUN BARU 2009 :)

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Ways to Keep Your Sanity Intact

Legal warning: What follows is an attempt at extremely extreme humour. Go away now with your sanity in one piece. I won't accept any part of the blame from the next line forth.

Mind you, this's a reprocessed post. I'd previously published the same post twice in my other weblogs and now I've decided to put this big guy up on the FT blog board. The list joke below was something I had come across in the net more times than Simon Cowell appeared on TV wearing tight black t-shirts. Well go on now and read it! It's jolly funny! And it might come in handy too...hmm...

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on and point a hair dryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don’t disguise your voice.
3. Insist that your e-mail address is: Xena-Warrior-Princess@companyname.com or Elvis-The-King@companyname.com.
4. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
5. Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.
6. Put your garbage can on your desk and label it “IN”.
7. Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
8. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over their caffeine addictions, switch to espresso.
9. Reply to everything someone says with, “That’s what you think.”
10. Finish all your sentences with, “In accordance with the prophecy.”
11. Adjust the tint on your monitor so that the brightness level lights up the entire work area. Insist to others that you like it that way.
12. Dont use any punctuation
13. Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically after they answer.
14. Specify that your drive-thru order is “to go”.
15. Sing along at the opera.
16. Go to a poetry recital and ask why the poems don’t rhyme.
17. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Wear them one day after your boss does. (This is especially effective if your boss is of the opposite gender)
18. Send e-mail to the rest of the company to tell them what you’re doing. For example, “If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the bathroom, in Stall # 3.”
19. Put mosquito netting around your cubicle. Play a tape of jungle sounds all day.
20. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you’re not in the mood.
21. Call 999 and ask if 999 is for emergencies.
22. Call the psychic hotline and don’t say anything.
23. Have your co-workers address you by your wrestling name, Rock Hard.
24. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream “I won! I won! 3rd time this week!!!”
25. When leaving the zoo, start running toward the parking lot, yelling, “Run for your lives, they’re loose!”
26. Tell your boss, “It’s not the voices in my head that bother me, it’s the voices in your head that do.”
27. Tell your children over dinner, “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go."

Monday, 29 December 2008

A New Chapter

Less than 3 days to go before the citizens of the world open up a new chapter. Well, some of us might be getting stuck on the current chapter even after year '08 ends or have a long way to go before making a move to the next fresh page...and as for the other group of people, the case is otherwise. Undoubtedly and unfortunately, I am of the former. Why? Because I am a perfectionist and a postponer simultaneously. In other words, I care enough to do things right, but I'm lazy enough to let the little things go. (Note: But I think I've pulled that one off quite well seeing as I have all intentions of completing my daily tasks, but can never seem to get off my lazy fanny and do them!)

And being what I am is one of the reasons why when every time reality hits me hard in the head, I become worried and amazed by how rapid time goes by and how the changes keep on changing real fast. There are scores of things to accomplish and yet too little time to do them. And one of those tasks is my Year ’08 resolution (and of the years before @_@). You see, I’ve got less than 3 days before 2008 ends and I still have not taken any action on this year’s pledge. I could clearly see in my mind that my KIV-ed resolution has been accumulating thick layers of dust and cobwebs (thus creating an antique look) during the past 360 odd days. Tsk, shame on you la Zatil.

Well anyways...babbling about my perpetual procrastination was not what I intended to discuss today, 'cause I am here to wish...

SALAAM MAAL HIJRAH 1430 :)

...and may we be blessed with stronger Iman, barakah & rahmah, better health, and loads and loads of prosperity, peace & happiness! Amin.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Identity Crisis

The Part of You That No One Sees is Troubled


You are compassionate, caring, and soothing.
You like other people to depend on you...
In fact, you don't feel right unless you are helping someone out.

Underneath it all, you feel the burden of everyone's problems.
Without your guidance, you fear that many people's worlds would fall apart.
You like to feel in charge, even if it brings you a lot of stress.

What's the Part of You That No One Sees?

I just completed an online personality test (see above) a few minutes ago. The verdict: Troubled is what I am. That quiz surmised that yet-to-be-proven fact about myself after I completed one graphical question by selecting an image from a collection of colourful pictures that appealed to me the most. And just by executing that single simple step, I would know the *supposedly* real story about my 'true inner self'. How quaintly ironic.

I've had my fair share of participation in this sort of online quizzes back in the time when I believed online-quizzes should have been a part of the Seven World Wonders. Ha, go figure. Well, time has changed...and thankfully, so have I. So at the present time, all these mass-produced generic whatchamacallits we see on the net don't hold any appeal to me any longer.

Somehow though, today the online test has successfully lured me into doing a Q & A session after many years of online quiz abstinence. Gotta give it to whomever-the-quiz-creator-is for the great-but-not-so Marketing approach *applause*. This quiz got my full blast attention by first telling me about all the good stuff about moi (which I don't mind really...ahem), then moved in for the kill by spilling about the dark side of me (I plead not guilty, Your Honor)...and this particular crucial part of its modus operandi is what could potentially evoke me to re-do this test over and over and over and over and over...well you get my drift. Anyways, this must be somekind of a genius marketing strategy or...a crazy commercial plan.

P.S. Oh, here I am...talking and over-analyzing about this matter. I guess that goes to show that the quiz verdict might be right to a certain extent after all--I am troubled.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

I Am Unique...Just Like Everyone Else

“You are a unique person,” I heard someone told me some while back. On a normal day, when I get such *ahem* flattering comments about myself, I would have puffed my chest out and burst my buttons with pride (yea...I know, I know...I’m such a humble person). But thinking about it again now, while I knew the person meant it well, I am not entirely sure whether to consider that as a compliment or otherwise. Please don’t get me wrong. Unique is a special and amazing adjective. Especially when it is directed at you. Because it demonstrates your individuality--thanks to your having great and not-so-great qualities that NO ONE else in this world has--and thus proves that you are not a part of the monotonous-and-regular-like-a-clock bunch of Homo sapiens. However if truth be told, am I truly unique when everybody else is too?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sacrifice

Just of late, I was roaming around the net and I stumbled upon the above-mentioned word that, at one glance, looks like too big a word. And seems to me, breaking it down to a simpler magnitude appears to be almost impossible, for this term per se carries such a massive load of weight. I didn’t exactly stumble upon the word by chance though, as obviously yesterday was the beginning of Eid-Adha festival and consequently I was merely googling about the occasion and its significance. After spending 30 minutes clicking a link after another in Google to learn more about this event and some other related articles, I came across the word Sacrifice. With my cat’s-like curiosity, I spent another 30 minutes searching about this topic and managed to snag some definitions of the word from the net. As in the Wikipedia definition of it. On the word of the online encyclopedia, the term is used metaphorically to describe selfless good deeds for others or a short-term loss in return for a greater gain, such as in a game of chess.

Prior to reading the definition, one thought popped in my head out of the blue and got me thinking...is donating money and deducting it from your tax a selfless act?

By the by, to all Muslims around the globe...I wish you Eid-Adha Mubarak :)

Saturday, 6 December 2008

A New Old It

For those of you who have been here often enough to be familiarize with this site and haven’t shown your face around here since yesterday, you might have had a 'Huh?' moment when you first get into this blog of mine this day and start wondering if you have gotten into the correct blog. Fret not, for you are in the correct location. And I bid you a warm welcome to my new-look space! The reasons I have altered the designs and the whole shebang will be justified in a bit. However if you are not on first-name basis with my web log...well actually what you’re seeing now is a new fa├žade of my site after it has gone through a revamping-phase just very recently. Just so you know, the original blog name was Life as It is (I called it either ‘Life or LAII for short) and it had a dull, uninspiring design for the layout (no, I am not being scornful folks...just matter-of-fact).

Okay now, what I usually have written in here are the manifestations of my own random thoughts during the time I wrote them and hardly ever have I written about my own life in general (or anyone else’s, for that matter) and any other topics within that vicinity. In short, the former blog name simply does not justify my posts. And I believe the one I have now, Falling Thoughts, does. And as for the layout, I changed it for the reason that the old one is too bland for my taste. Besides, my well-hidden blog muse is in dire need of visual pep talk and this transformation might get it to emerge from wherever it is hiding now and provide me an umpteen-year supply of inspirations and great ideas. Giving this space a face-lift would certainly do the trick. Hopefully la.

Well now...I am glad I got a bunch of unwanted things in my list ticked off. With a new look and full-geared excitement, I am now off to find a story! Wish me luck.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Juh Kaka Srawak 101

Kamek lamak tok sekda pun nulis blog 100% dalam Bahsa Mlayu Srawak, suma dalam Ingris. Bukan tek kamek eksen ka, nak ngeso ka, rasa dirik omputeh ka, apa ka...tapi sebenarnya kita maok blog kita ya dapat dibaca ngan dipaham oleh hamper suma urang. Lagikpun, yalah tujuannya kita ada blog nak...sak rami urang dapat maca. Mun sik mok rami urang maca blog kita, bagus tulis lam diari jak. Skati sia urang paham ka sik pa ditulis kita. Tol sik? Sebab yalah kamek makei Ingris masa fes-fes ada blog ya. Munlah tek Bahsa Srawak tok suma orang paham, nang kamek dari awal kaka Srawak dalam tok. Lagikpun majoriti pembaca kamek tok tutor bahsa omputeh jak. Mun kebanyakan pembaca belog kamek tek kaka Srawak, baruklah kamek nukar ke dialek Mlayu Srawak lam blog tok. Tapi memandangkan tek Ingris tok bahasa umum, jadi kamek gohed jaklah ngan bahsa omputeh. Sambil ya juak, kamek dapat imprup Ingris kamek nak. Sak senanglah nak encarik keja len ari lak. Kata urang tua tek, sambil nyelam minum aek.

Jadi kali tok kamek nak ngumum yang post tok kamek nguna Bahsa Srawak terus. Sekda nak ber-Mister-mister indah. Mun nak ber-Mister pun, kamek pakei 'Pok' jak. Bok sesuai nak. Okeylah, memandangkan tek kamek makei Bahsa Srawak, bagus kamek ngajar terus gine kaka Srawak...espeseli bagi nok ngakon dirik urang Srawak tapi nang sik pande kaka Srawak terus. Nak madah dirik rasa kepak pun kedak tok: "Kami rase keppe lah. Rase macam nak leput nyawe tuk." Cara kaka kedak yalah nok salu diborah oleh geng kamek nok nama Bibi... Mun kita empun borah kaka kedak ya nang lawak la. Mun urang nok ngakon...gine? Ha, sik rajinlah kamek nengar. Kita pun jadi was-was juak asal sidak sebenarnya...nak madah sidak urang Semenanjong, sik juak...nak madah daknya urang Srawak, emmpphhh..jaoh palis. Jadi toklah peluang pakei sapa-sapa yang rasa pelu nak asah mena-mena lidah Srawak ya.

P.S. Bukan nak nganok okey, nak madah jak :). Lagikpun urang madah, nego ya maksudnya sayang. Hehe.

Ngesep
Maksud: Menghias diri
Contoh: Frankie merasakan dirinya kacak dan gap ketika dia ngesep baju yang berwarna gadong dan seluar yang berwarna engkodok yang dibeli kelmarin.

Ternah
Maksud: Duduk baik-baik/Tidak liar
Contoh: “Duduk tu biar ternah, kalau nanti saye pangkong awak dengan keresi nih baru tau!” marah Abu kepada budak itu.

Rampak
Maksud: Mesra/Peramah
Contoh: Zatil memang dikenali dan disukai oleh rakan-rakannya kerana beliau seorang gadis yang rampak. *Kuang kuang kuang*

Lantak
Maksud: Langgar
Contoh: “Baik-baik mase pandu kerete tuh, nanti kene lantak kerebo,” nasihat Yani kepada sepupunya.

Muyas
Maksud: Tidak teratur
Contoh: Rambut Mona amatlah muyas dan kusut kerana tidak disikat semenjak tiga tahun yang lepas.

Sakai/Sakei
Maksud: Tidak tahu apa-apa
Contoh: Zatil berasa amat sakai dan jakun ketika berada dalam Facebook kerana baru pertama kali menggunakannya.

Ismu
Maksud: Wajah muka
Contoh: Encik Peot berasa amat bangga apabila dikatakan mempunyai ismu seperti SpongeBob.

Dango
Maksud: Main masak-masak
Contoh: Zelma selalu main dango ketika menunggu giliran untuk temuduga.

Ngeraong
Maksud: Menjerit dan melolong
Contoh: Wanita itu ngeraong setelah mendapati anaknya membasuh tapak mangkok menggunakan mesin cuci.