Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Graduation 2012

Just like the flowers, the graduates are at full bloom on this joyous occasion

A massive amount of people were on campus during the afternoon of the 6th of September as graduates dressed in their regalia were taking pictures with their friends and family all over the campus. On campus there’s a blackboard where students can write what they want to achieve before they graduate. Many put generic things like “Make happy memories” or “Secure a job” at first, but students like me instead messed the board up by putting things like “Dance with a random stranger at Bush Court” or the more x-rated ones. As I look at my friends dressed in theirs, I picture myself wearing one these regalia in the not so distant future, that is if I don’t stuff up on any of my remaining units.

On the night of the 6th of September, over 70 Murdoch students of the School of Communication, the School of Business, and a few other disciplinary school departments had graduated from the university. A few standing among them were people I was proud to call my friends. It’s been a crazy time spent in university with most of them, and I can’t fathom the idea of them going off to the workforce and not being able to see them in class anymore.

Congratulations to all of my friends who've graduated! You've made it (somehow)!

Note: Sorry everyone I know the blog has a few bugs and issues I need to fix such as the music player and chatbox. I'll fix it up on my next study week break as I'm still too busy to even blog as often as I would have.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What ARE my plans?

It seems as though ever since I've entered college, expectations have been placed on me on how I should lead my life. Now that I'm in university, those expectations still have not changed one bit. I wish nothing more than to refute the path laid out to me as I look at my life now expecting to have a plan for myself to lead my own life. Yet as I look forward into the future I haven't the slightest idea on what I would be doing.

Most of the people I know either already know what they want to do in the next 5 years of their life or are already doing it in the present. I on the other hand am still figuring all of it out. My family has already given me several paths to follow, yet I can't even think of one that I would like to follow. I gaze upon the different people that I've met in my life, some you could just tell what that person's going to do with their life, where others already have a 5, or even 10 years of their life planned out. It leaves me wondering how do they do it? How could you figure out what you want to do in life when you've only spent a short time living your life?

The more I think about what the future holds, the more fear strikes into my heart. I start to question what do I like to do? What do I WANT to do? How will I know if that's what I really want and would I be able to succeed in it? Insecurity swells up within me as I see friends and family who've already started following through with their life plans while I can't even decide on what to have for dinner the next day.

As I sat by the bench earlier today looking at young children playing with one another at the park, I start looking back into the past at how simple life was back then when you do not have to worry about things that are far into the future. All you think of at the time was the present, how to enjoy and make most out of it. The nostalgic feeling of running around playing tag with my cousins hit me hard and made me miss those simple times. No matter how I wish for it, those times only exist in my memories now and the future is approaching rapidly. I can only hope that someday I would be able to have it all figured out as others around me have and lead my life the way I want it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dark side

So lately I've been listening to Kelly Clarkson's latest song called 'Dark side.' I can't help but connect to this song so well. When you share something with someone, you always have a fear that their view of you would change forever. Some might even leave after you open your heart a little to them, as I've learnt that the hard way before. Though I do try to understand in the other person's perspective on the matter. Sometimes our dark sides can be too frightening to accept, but it still hurts when you feel as though you're abandoned. I think the song says it best, that everyone has a dark side, can you still continue loving me knowing mine?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

To Aussie, and beyond!

So yeah I haven't really updated everyone about the news yet. I'm no longer going to US but I'm going to Australia instead.... In a few hours from now! Hahahaha! I'll be attending Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. Reason for the change is due to a stupid complication about the US visa and my family didn't exactly wanted me to go to US due to it being dangerous and too far away from home. So I told them that I was willing to switch to Australia instead. And here we are! In a few more hours I'll be flying off to Australia for my Degree with a duration of 3 years. I've spent my last month saying my goodbyes to friends whom I might not have a chance to see again due to them leaving for the US, and said my see you laters to friends whom I will still be able to meet up with every December - February when I come back to Malaysia. Definitely going to miss it here, with all of the people whom I've befriended over the days, weeks, months, and years. Hopefully we'll all still be in touch with each other. Well I have to go for now.. Spending some time with my family before we leave for the airport so I'll blog to you guys another time!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rapunzel Review

Time for another movie review! This time it will be on the movie 'Rapunzel' also known as 'Tangled'. The story is an adaption to the old classic story of Rapunzel, but with a modern twist to it. In the movie directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, it tells a story of how the young baby princess who had received special healing powers from a golden flower through her hair, was kidnapped from the palace by an old selfish woman named Mother Gothel. Rapunzel was raised on an isolated tower, where the only world she had ever known was the inside of the tower and her 'mother', Gothel. Mother Gothel had forbade Rapunzel from ever leaving tower, saying that the outside world is dangerous. Rapunzel obediently followed her mother's wishes, until one day the infamous bandit Flynn Rider came into the tower by chance and turns Rapunzel's world upside down. As her 18th birthday is coming soon, Rapunzel decides that she would want nothing more than seeing the flying lanterns put out every year by the kingdom on her birthday. She sets out on an adventure with Flynn Rider as her guide to the world she never knew.


I have to say I enjoyed the movie quite a lot. It had a lot of quirks inside that was just hilarious to see. My favorite characters in the movie would be the horse and the chameleon. They're just so humorous! The horse thinks it is some type of blood hound or something and the chameleon is like a mafia boss hahha!

The songs inside the movie are very nice as well. My favorite songs from the movie are 'Healing Incantation' and 'I see the light'. They are both very beautiful songs, though I wish that the 'Healing Incantation' would be much longer than 40 seconds.

The voice cast of the movie I had to stay and see who it was and found no surprise that Mandy Moore was the voice of Rapunzel. However I was surprised to see that Zachary Levi was the voice of Flynn Rider. I didn't figure that the guy playing 'Chuck' would be the voice of Flynn Rider! It was definitely an unexpected surprise. And he did it very well. They both did an amazing job as the voice actors. Especially on the singing bits of the movie.

Storyline wise however I would say it is your typical average story. But there is a lot of humor in it. I would like to criticize that they didn't show much of Rapunzel's parents in the movie. Heck, they didn't have any voices at all! But the main focus of the story is on Rapunzel so I guess that is reasonable.

The movie is really good to watch, but not in 3D. There weren't really much 3D action within the movie that's worth the money. And for some reason it seemed a lot darker in 3D. I suggest going for the 2D version. Way more worth it. I give this movie a 4.0 out of 5 because I really liked it, especially the relationship between Flynn, the horse, and the chameleon. You guys should definitely watch this.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Charlie St. Cloud Review

Finally!!! I'm done with exams and studies for the next two months!! I can finally just hang loose and relax, doing whatever I want haha! So in commemoration of that, I spoiled myself with buying some movies to watch for the next few days. Gosh I've been so out of touch with movies lately that I need either a good movie that I can praise or a bad movie that I could condemn. So for the first movie I've watched after my newfound freedom was...

The story depicts about how a young man named Charlie (played by Zac Efron) who was stricken by grief over the lost of his younger brother. As guilt left him scarred in his heart, he took a job as one of the caretakers of the cemetery where his younger brother was buried. Charlie however had a special bond with his younger brother, for even after death, he could still see his brother. He meets up with his younger brother, Sam (played by Charlie Tahan) every night and plays catch with him. But later on, Charlie was then stricken with a different feeling when a girl comes into his life. He must now choose between keeping a promise he made with his younger brother, or going after the girl that he loves.

***Spoiler Alert***

Don't say I didn't warn you with the sign above there! So anyways back to the movie. I really liked the movie mainly because of the brotherly love bond that was displayed by Zac Efron and Charlie Tahan. It somehow hit a soft spot for me. You don't see that kind of relationship between brothers too often at this day and age. The connection between the two brothers in the movie was just surreal.

My favorite part of the movie was when Charlie leaves to look for Tess (played by Amanda Crew) in the ocean, having to break his promise to Sam. The synchronism of Charlie and Sam, despite being far away from each other, how they were able to say what they wanted to each other was just amazing. A really job well done to the two actors.

There were however some things that I found to be cliff-hangers for the movie. First off, the movie didn't really show much about the mother. It was like after the funeral of the younger brother, she was just cutoff from the picture. Aside from that, the movie pace itself is a little slow, and they never really show much of Charlie's relationship with his old friends despite how they made it seem they were very close before they graduated high school.

But other than those mentioned, the rest of the movie was lovely. I give it a 3.7 out of 5 because of the great acting done by Zac Efron and Charlie Tahan. You guys should definitely go see it if you have the time.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Google for Best Tutor Award

As many of you know I've been studying... well trying to study my brains out for my finals that's happening in just a few more days. I especially need help in the Physics department as I'm not a big fan of numbers like these unless they're in my wallet and it's a positive value. Anyways~ since it's study week break there's just no one at college for me to ask for help on Physics, so who else do I turn to when I don't know what I need to know? You got it.

This has to be one of the best inventions ever made. Everything I needed to know about Physics I just typed it on Google and I have my answer with more than enough examples. Just goes to show that the saying holds it's truth. Don't know the saying? Google it.