Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ta'aruf an [Un]-Major succces!

Hello, readers, if none of you are familiar with UIA's recent Ta'aruf week then too bad- you wont know what im talking about then but just read on cos its juicy!

[Definition] Ta'aruf: in other words initiation

[Taken from Sean's Dictionary of Academics]

Well, sadly i didnt attend the first day of taaruf mainly because it was the administration's fault! I mean we like totally asked them on Registration day when Taaruf would be and the lady who apparently "runs the place" told me that she had no idea when it was (And believe me she said it with that blank expression that M****s seem to have when they have no idea what you're talking about- yea that one) ! when the actual truth is that hello it was the next day! I mean sheesh! Talk about pain in the ass! And whats worse is that they seem to imply that it my fault for not knowing or having some ESP that tells me that yesterday was the beginning of taaruf day! somebody shoot me!

And so my journey to the Garden of Knowledge and Virtue started from the Main building, through confusing directions (unhelpfully) provided by the unknown-and-never-to-be-mentioned-ever-in-this-blog-unless- necessary-students and evidently got lost in the end. so i saw this Arab lecturer looking man(who later turns out to be one of the VIP Senates! OMG! i actually met and talked to a VIP Senate! OMG I am so thrilled!- Psych!) walking towards me and i asked him where the CAAC or wtv building was and he directed me towards it and then after that i was on my own! And so with e few reassurances from various blurred looking and confused students who were new like me but unlike me at least they were informed about the Holy Day of Taaruf. I saw the entrance to the Hall and stood nervously outside catching some calming breaths and mustering what little confidence i had at that time and i entered...

...and was met with an army of purple and white students who filled the whole hall! I was gobsmacked! And i was very very embarrassed because one, i was late (yea the speaker was already directing the students on some unnecessary service that the students will-trust me- never use!) two, i was like the only one there who wasnt wearing the Holy Taaruf Attire (and wehose fault is that! Miss-im-in-charge-here-so-ignore-my-foot-stuck-up-my-ass-expression-okay!) and three, I just couldn't find any familiar faces that would at least comfort me! AHHHH!!

Well, i was like just standing there like some stranded donkey who didnt know where to go and if it hadnt been for the kind and courteous (a bit phreaky) comittee member who had an advertisemant stuck to the front of his shirt which advertised that his name was Abdallah and that he was doing Engineering [Note: In UIA they disguise these advertisement's true nature and purpose by calling them "Matric Cards"] He came up to me and unhelpfully pointed out that i wasn't wearing the Holy Taaruf uniform and that i didnt have the OTK (Official Taaruf "Kit") on my back and the super secret super heavy OTF (Official Taaruf File) which to them seemed like such a huge issue! And the one thing that we new students cant be seen without or else...

I patiently explained my messed up situation to him and he like cut me off in the middle of my dialogue and ushered me to the back seat where other rejects who apparently weren't informed about the previous day were sitting and (here's the huge surprise!) they were all international students too- I mean Neither of them were M****s! WOW!

So i sat down in my un-VIP seat and leaned back in my chair not even listening to the speech that was being given by the- er.... whoever he is and was looking around, just you know checking out the situation and stuff, yea. I looked in front of me and saw 2 very familiar faces and it turns out to be my juniors Mary** and Sandra** and their friends so phew! i at least had people i could like hang out with without feeling awkward. And they introduced me to their other friends Sally**, Reba** and Ally**. (well, more about them later) And they were like my hang out crew. The boring briefing dragged on till it came time for the course registration online thingy.

But before that they sorta announced that all those without uniforms and the OTK to please assemble at the back thank you. So us phreaks of UIA assembled around one committee member who looked like she really didnt care whether you have those things or not. She threateningly told us that we weren't allowed to wear short tops/jeans(she said this while giving me the once-over to prove her point) and other items that were not taaruf related. So we all complained that it wasn't our fault that we didnt get it but the admin's fault and they said that they will "try" to order extra ones for us and they practically forced me to buy a white skirt which i might never wear again! I mean gosh! i Shelled out 35 bucks for that! And a white scarf which i shelled out 10 bucks for- 45 in all!

The online reg went well but the crappiest part was that just when i was about to add the sixth subject the Online register thing automatically shut down and i was like WTF? I mean, god! You sdont just Automatically turn off the thing like duude! Like some of us were like not done with the damn thing!

Then later we had lunch where we were provided with free food. And yea that was funny because right before we took the food the comittee member who was serving the food stopped us and crazily told us that if the chicken tasted "weird" Then we shouldn't eat it. Which is stupid because by then it would be too late and we would all be dead of food poisoning. But we took it anyway mentally deciding that if we do collapse or end up having diarrhoea for the rest of our lives then UIA will pay the compensation.

Next was the Bai'ah ceremony where you literally and seriously stand upright with your back all straight and then raise your right hand (remember people- right hand) up when the Final Countdown begins to do so and then with your left hand you hold the stupid Oath sheet and swear youself to secrecy in front of the VIP Senate leaders who really dont give a shit wghether you do it or not. I mean its not like they will notice you or anything. And OMG! When the VIP entered they had this super EPIC song that resonated through the whole room while sucessfully deafening our ears.

No thanks for that! And while the, i dunno, Dean of Something Really Important came up and said his really boorriiinngg speech that helped me regain my sleep in my chair in the phreak section of the hall. And then after that was the Cultural night, which was really loud but very cultural with all the Malay guys dancing traditionally and it would've been even more enjoyable if my ex-roommate Miss d didn't bother me every second and asking me if i loved the show.

Oh, yea, i was stuck with Miss d the whole Cultural Night and she kept unnecesarrilyy bugging me for stupid reasons and making me more moody! Ugh! But all through Cultural Night i was doing what i do best- scavenging the Male section for any hot possibilities (for those of you who just dont get it- i was looking for hot guys!). Any boy my department HS had the most hottest of the bunch!

I love HS! <3

So all in all the day was boring but great cos i met some new friends namely Betty**, Henrietta**, Nate** and some others too and tho the UIA area can be a bit dreary its presentable and at least its something u can actually show off to your friends and outsiders, too, without feeling embarassed about it. :)

So hopefully u guys did enjoy my entry and please let it entertain you.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Justin Bieber the new (Male Version of) Miley Cyrus?

Hey bloggers, Now i don't really know how many of you are Justin Bieber's fans but i am. I mean, hello! Finally some really new talent! I mean have you ever heard of a 15 year old boy actually singing? And becoming an instant hit among the ladies! Nobody had yet to accomplish this except for female singers like Miley Cyrus, Jojo, Selena Gomez and others too. That's what's unique about Justin Bieber. His songs are great and though he is still "a kid" and has a lot to learn (according to the critics) I think he is rocking the waves now! Go Justin. Well, in actual fact this talented kid started his singing career when he was 12! How remarkable is that? I mean, this kid is obviously a gifted and talented one and i am confident that he is going to outshine many many stars in the future. And he was discovered on YouTube by none other than Usher himself! Talk about luck by the millions!

Some of his songs that rock the daily music charts are "One Time", "One Less Lonely Girl" and many more and "One Time" has even gone Multi Platinum in Canada! How about that Miley!

You can check him out on YouTube, Or visit his official Twitter .

I hope that you guys have enjoyed this blog and all comments are allowed.

Monday, November 23, 2009

MORE Things You Wouldnt Know Without TV

  1. A single match will be sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.
  2. Action heroes never face charges for manslaughter or criminal damage despite laying entire cities to waste.
  3. After sleeping together, a couple always has the covers placed exactly in a way to reveal that they are naked, without showing any parts that might offend the FCC or MPAA.
  4. All computer hackers are either disabled or under 18 years old.
  5. All computer panels have thousands of volts and flash pots just underneath the surface. Malfunctions are indicated by a bright flash, a puff of smoke, a shower of sparks, and an explosion that forces you backward.
  6. All telephone numbers in America begin with the digits 555.
  7. Any person waking from a nightmare will sit bolt upright and pant.
  8. Corollary: You can gain access to any information you want by simply typing "ACCESS ALL OF THE SECRET FILES" on any keyboard.
  9. During all police investigations, it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.
  10. Two people will often converse while one stares out the window, with their back to the other. When an emotional point is made, the first person will turn around.
  11. Even when driving down a perfectly straight road, it is necessary to turn the steering wheel vigorously from left to right every few moments.
  12. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises wearing their most revealing underwear.
  13. If you are beautiful, your makeup never rubs off, even while scuba diving or fighting aliens. However if you are overweight, your mascara will run and your lipstick will smear,
  14. If you are blonde and pretty, it is possible to be a world-famous expert on nuclear fusion, dinosaurs, hieroglyphics, or anything else, at the age of 22.
  15. If you're running from the maniac/spirit/demon/creature, expect to trip and/or fall down at least twice, more if you are female. Do not turn to look back, if you do, you stand a good chance of tripping immediately and being killed. If you turn and look back, and you don't see the maniac/spirit/demon/creature chasing you, stop and run immediately back the way you came because the maniac/spirit/demon/creature is now in front of you,
  16. If you're searching for something which caused a noise and find out that it's just the cat, leave the room immediately or else you will quickly die.
  17. It is not necessary to say hello or goodbye when beginning or ending phone conversations.
  18. Kitchens don't have light switches. When entering a kitchen at night, you should open the fridge door and use that light instead,
  19. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at one.
  20. Science is a dangerous profession. "Good" scientists are killed during the first half of the film, "evil" scientists are destroyed by their creations at the end.
  21. Should you decide to defuse a bomb, don't worry which wire to cut. You will always choose the right one without fail.
  22. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris no matter how far it is from the actual location.
  23. Wearing a singlet or stripping to the waist can make a man invulnerable to bullets.
  24. When paying for a taxi, never look at your wallet as you take out a note - just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.
  25. When the power plant/missile site/whatever overheats, all the control panels will explode, as will the entire building.
  26. When you cut the wire to the detonator, the timer will stop. You will not be able to do this, however, until only one second remains.
  27. You're likely to survive any battle in any war unless you make the mistake of showing someone a picture of you sweetheart back home.

Things You Wouldn't Know Without Movies

  • -It is always possible to park directly outside any building you are visiting.
  • -A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

  • -If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

  • -Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.

  • -It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts - your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.

  • -When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.

  • -No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.

  • -Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.
  • -When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other.

  • -You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.

  • -Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds, unless it's the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

  • -An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.

  • -Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the television on.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Are you a Twi-hard fan?

Hello, bloggers. Can you imagine the twilight craze this weekend? I mean switch on E! and you'll see Twilight news, Switch to HBO tomorrow (sunday) and you will see the Twilight movie playing! I mean, wow we've all been Twilified! The whole world's goin Twilight crazy! They are even coming up with support teams aka Team Edward or Team Jacob (which i'm in) or Team Emmet And to me i think that Twilight is a lame movie but then i have very high expectations for New Moon ONLY because my favorite actor (ever since seeing him in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Cheaper by the Dozen), Taylor Lautner is finally in the spotlight instead of being in the shadows. And this time Robert Pattinson is overshadowed by Taylor's striking rise to fame- all thanks to Jacob Black.

My comments on the first movie would be that it wasnt as epic as the title and trailers suggest but there are some characters that are introduced into the hollywood spotlight and are rapidly rising to fame e.g. Cam Gigandet (the one who plays James, the bad guy), Kristen Stewart (Bella) and Kellan Lutz (who also made his fame debut in random episodes of 90210). Robert Pattinson already had his fifteen minutes of fame playing in Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire as Cedric Diggory.

Most of you are probably hearing "Twilight, Twilight, Twilight" without knowing what it is or what its about. Well, here's a really brief summary of what its about. The Twilight saga is the classic tale of girl meets boy; girl realizes tall, handsome brooding boy is actually a vampire and from then on we are shown how deep their love is and how Edward (brooding boy) protects Bella (girl) from the evil vampires James. The Twilight saga has attracted fans known as "twihards" by the thousands. The latest Twilight film New Moon, has way more drama, and more action than the first film, which will only please an even larger audience. After Edward, the not-so-handsome-as-Jacob vampire star of Twilight, leaves Bella, our lovestuck heroin, she is devastated-until of course we enter second Twilight leading man, Jacob, werewolf extraordinaire and new super hottie. Twilight: New Moon is all about this love triangle. Even after Edward has left her, Bella is still obsessed with her lost love, but still looks for comfort in Jacob.
Okay, another confession coming...the only reason that i watched Twilight was because i wanted to see Cam Gigandet.

Thats the deet on Twilight, and hopefully all of you who attended the Premiere must have enjoyed the film because now there are two eye candys- Edward and Jacob. So are you ready to be Twilified? Or are you just Twi-hard fans?

If you are then, put on your Vampire teeth or Werewolf skin and head on to the movies!


Friday, November 20, 2009


Hello bloggers. today the topic is as you see it and it concerns old cushes. You know, the hot new guy from high school, or the hot senior who you think likes you or the cool eye-popping-hotshot-rich-hot-bodied school jock? Well crushes dont necessarily have to be on the hot and popular guys. They can even be on the quiet/nerdy/hardly noticeable-around-school person, or even on a teacher too!

We all have crushes, whether new or old it doesnt matter. I admittedly, also have several crushes, most of them in high school and actually im not going to censortheir names here and amazingly all of them didnt work out. Why? Because thats the magic of having a crush- it never works out (unless you're really lucky). Out of all my crushes the only one that nearly worked out was my crush on a guy in high school named Pontus Segernas (who was swedish and cute): The day before he left i actually made up my mind to tell him that i have a crush on him but then unlucky me, he left the next day and that was the first time i actually shed tears for a guy.

The second time i actually shed tears was for a guy named Khaled Sabry in high school. He was under the new student category and he was tall, handsome and cute! And at that time i thought he was single. So i told my close friend Callie about it and then she awkwardly told me that he was dating her. I was perplexed and at the same time CRUSHED. I muttered a confused "congratulations" and then mopily went home. As soon as i reached home i poured my eyes out to my mirror and i was sorta mad at callie for not telling me and for dating him behind my back. But then friends are more important than a guy rite? So then i resumed our friendship and yea that was it. no more khaled.

Then i came to university and i literally fell in love with this guy called Baltabaev Mirlan. Hwta did i see in him? he was suave 9though a bit blur sometimes), tall (not LeBron tall) and he was TDH (tall, dark, handsome). But then , well, it didnt work out between us and i guess it never would've worked out. And now i thank god for this Jewel (ALEXxoxo) that he has bestowed upon me and i will take care of it as hard as i can.

Now the inspiration for today's topic came when my ex-Crush decided to chat with me on facebook after sev eral years of not communicating. We really had a heart to heart talk but all the while that i was talking with him i felt like i was holding back- like something heavy was weighing down my chest and i knew what it was. And i needed to get it out.

And i did. i told Khaled that before i had a crush on him. His reaction was funny. At first he was shocked and then jittery and then all smiles and he replied "awww.... i am so sorry. that is really awesome of you to tell me". I lol'd and then he confessed his struggles and the pain he's going thru rite now and the rest. But then i told him that even if we did end up together before, it would never have worked out at all because right now he broke up with Callie.

In some ways when we do end up with a gud thing we are grateful for the failed crushes or accomplishments from before because if it never failed the good thing wouldn't have come right?

u know u love me... xoxo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Hey bloggers! How are you guys! its been like several loonnngg months since i have updated my bloggg. but dont worry there ARE LOOTTSSS OF NEW POSTS THAT I HAVE WRITTEN. CONSIDER IT LIKE SOME KINDA DIARY,... HEHE.



Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Pain of Bitchy and Witchy relatives

1st AUGUST 2009
Hey bloggers whats up? well I am currently writing this blog from the Internet Cafe in Dar es salaam, Tanzania. Wow! Im all qatar'd out from the airplane ride! I mean seriously riding an Airplane is MURDER! I mean the food is GREAT, dont get me wrong, and the inline food is just fantastic buut its really the jet-lag that kills you first..


So, anyway the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Qatar was like 7 hours and the flight from Qatar to Tanzania was like 5 hours of bored fun. why? Because my brothers and i were seated together and we kept making fun of and observing a guy in the front-right seat (who resembled a WWE wrestler named Christian Cage and so we named him just that) whose idea of fun was to sleep and snore which was funnyif u had been there.

The first time i arrived in Tanzania i was shocked at the quick change that it had been through in such a short time! i mean OMG the place was literally a slum now. Like the internet connection is crap and there is the ever expanding increase of mosquitoes and there was the daily electric shortage and water shortage too. That was really strenuous. And imagine, the day after i was sent to my Aunt Sandra who im not ashamed to say is not very rich and she is a real life, not-a-joke WITCH. Yea, a witch like not the black-robe-clad witch but the disguised voodoo witch and somehow in front of my dad, she loves me but when my dad left to his work area (my dad lives in Dodoma which is another region) she treats me like crap. so yeah i am a victim of verbal and sometimes physical abuse. 

Well, there was this one time that i was mopping the floor and then she deliberately knocked me over causing me to knock out my tooth. Tha was seriously some painful shit. And then when i left her house and moved to my own house in dar es salaam she did some voodoo shit on me that from then on till god knows when i will feel some dental problems and due to her stupid and mean voodoo i am now supposed to extract four of my teeth and to fill one...

How much witchier can a relative get?

Go figure. Anyway the days went fast and of course i met a few cute guys namely Hassan, Sabry, Abdul, Gustave, Mike, Ulysees, Abdallah, Matt and the rest and the one that i m very close to is Alex. Who is my sort-of boyfriend too. 

So my witchy grandmother caused so much pain to me than i have ever imagined before and gess what its all for....
...OUR HOUSE. She wants our house. Like its some big deal! She practically hates my mom and everyone else soo yeah thats the case. I dont want anyone to feel sorry for me because for me its just a test from God and its one that requires patience and skill. And i think i passed. well that was what happened during the first few months and then there was the death of MJ that was also on the day of my Best friend andrea's birthday. How glum is that? i Mean if that was me i would do a tribute to Michael jackson kinda thing.

All in all the first few months were awesome and so bloggers i shall entertain you with the next few months of my travels soon okay lets take this as an Tanzanian overdrive...ahahah...

Remember to live life, breathe air and somehow you'll get there. 


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