Friday, April 24, 2009

Exam time....

You can do what the bunnies do when you're stress out...But,please remember:YOU CAN'T FLY!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

PlAnEt EaRtH

In a few days, It will be the EARTH DAY on 22nd of April 2009!

This day is designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It is held annually during both spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

So, why not take some time to look at other living creatures sharing planet Earth with us? I found this trailer on Youtube and thought it would be nice to post it here.

This trailer is about the first film in the Disneynature series, EARTH, narrated by JAMES EARL JONES, tells the remarkable story of three animal families of Elephants, Whales and Polar Bears and their amazing journey across the planet we all call home. Earth combines rare action, unimaginable scale and impossible locations by capturing the most intimate moments of our planets wildest and most elusive creatures.

A little info on the production of the movie "EARTH":

Genres: Action/Adventure, Art/Foreign and Documentary

Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.

Release Date: April 22nd, 2009

Motion Picture Association of America) Rating: G

Distributors: Disneynature

Production Co.: Greenlight Media, BBC Worldwide, BBC Television Listing

Produced in: Germany

Starring: Patrick Stewart, James Earl Jones

Directed by: Alastair Fothergill

Produced by: Andre Sikojev, Nikolaus Weil, Stefan Beiten
Category: Entertainment

If you ask me,I'll give it to you in one word:MAGNIFICENT.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

To All TE 1s

A year...Whiz and gone by just like. HOWEVER, it was a wonderful and joyous year to me. I learnt(and forget) a lot of things, cycle, eat, sleep, and burnt a lot of midnight oil(padan muka). And laugh a lot. Did a lot of nothing also.

Last night was....Great! Very tiring, very frustrating that I couldn't think of any songs and got splashed. My legs felt like lead from standing for too long, and my hair smelt like flour. And thanks for the cute egg, you guys!(Who drew the cat anyway?Damn, its too nice to eat!)

It was definitely one of those times I would say "Its not what we do , the occasion is what's important". It signifies a transition period, a mark. Like the white pebbles left behind by Hansel in the fable 'Hansel and Gretel'. It was fun, and it meant a tremendous lot in every way possible.

Not just the regular fun though, I went home with mixed feelings in my stale brainjuice and a tugging war in the four-chamber organ: I sure felt glad that we complete the year(about to), the downside is,we won't see each other that often, won't attend classes together except some, won't embrace 2010 together like we did 2009, won't be messing around with each other as much and etc.

At least all of us would still be in Kampar in the few years to come. At least we're not like the others from Art stream, who would mostly be separated to different campuses. I couldn't imagine having to start all over again. Being in a new place, new class with new people all over again.

I'm not very good at expressing myself verbally. And with my 'occasional' mood swings, it often gives people the wrong impression. So...If I had ever did you guys wrong, please forgive me('It's too late to 'pologize, it's too la-aaaate....').

We all came from different places, and will be heading different directions in the future. Perhaps everyone has gone through some rough patches, ups and downs throughout the year(C'est la vie!). But whatever it is, I'm glad that we met each other. From my part, there's just so much to say, trying to sum up all the experiences in an entire year.

If speech fail me, words will not. If words do fail me,hopefully this song can convey what my heart wants to say.

Monday, April 13, 2009

We are one LUCKY bunch

I wish to share this video with everyone who can see this blog. Be grateful for the food on your table.

This film is about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.

Ferdinand Dimadura
Produced in: 2005

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sensei and I

Went back to KL during the weekend and joined some events. Just last night, I went to the Kaikan in Cheras for the first time to attend a Student Division "Gosho Study Meet". Gosh the place is HUGE! And it has a very welcoming atmosphere to it, very homey :) Though it was very dark, and the ground was damp from the rain. After chanting for about half an hour or so, we actually had a sharing session, titled "Sensei and I". Ikeda Sensei is a prolific writer, poet, peace activist, educator, and interpreter of Nichiren Buddhism.

I thought hard then. What and who is he to me? I know him through my parents when I was young, who are members of SGM(Soka Gakkai Malaysia). My mom told me he's the president of SGI, Soka Gakkai International. Then who knows where my father got it, portrait of Ikeda Sensei, and hung it in the living room. Its still in the living room now.

To me, he's is someone who is really really wise, and kind. Firm but kind. Though he's really far from me(geographically speaking, as he's in Japan), but he's close at heart. I know him through some of the books he wrote, and certain record of his conversations with other people. The things he said could be BETTER than "Chicken Soup for the (whatever) Soul" , more heartfelt and warm. For someone like me who gets lost constantly in my own world, I reach out more. To the world. And that I shouldn't shut myself in whenever the road gets bumpy.

My parents is now as far as Sensei is to me(geographically as well), but we are holding on through our faith and heart. And we establishes a wireless connection, something we hadn't really done before as we didn't have to. DUH! Come on,they were right infront of my face! But I guess we are all the same. We don't really know what we've got when it's nearest to us, when it's within the stretch of our fingers. I didn't like to admit this, but now that I'm seeing my mom and dad less, I miss them.

So all of you people out there, wait no longer and start feeling grateful now. You don't know what it's like to have people who can accept all your faults, and still love you and will do whatever they could for you being right beside you. Life is so damn much easier then, in numerous aspects.

Life is a battlefield, sometimes you can't just shrug and says "C'est la vie" and wave things off. I have mood swings worse than the change of weather in Kampar(Oops! My bad!). Prone to leakage at times, a well known fact to people who watch me as I stretch vertically over the years : P

But with all the faith and strength I'm worth, I will try. And try harder if I could afford it.

PS: Brawl...Can't join GCO(Galaxy Chamber Orchestra)...I want to learn how to play violin!