Thursday, August 27, 2009

ebay again

So i've been to known as an ebay addict.
And today's delivery is the biggest one yet (not in value and minus the bed, but then again, that was from lelong).

I'm so hepppiii...

american tourister ni bawah samsonite, so i hope the quality is just as good


ada zip utk tambah kegemukan beg


interior

sukanya ada kunci, takyah bawak padlock dah


and wht i love about it most is the fact tht it has 4 wheels, senang bawak pusing2

Tapi since lambat lg nak pindah, lambah lg aaa nak test power. Just hope it can survive the my pindah-randah in jerman ni.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

kasut n u

aku pelik betol la org putih ni. dlm umah pakai kasut, kat luar suka lak kaki ayam. ni roommate aku ni, masuk je opis, bukak kasut, trus jln barefoot. time winter hari tak la selalu sgt, masuk summer ni, smpai je opis, terus je buang selipar. hari ni since aku blik opis dari umah (smyg la n rehat), smpai skarang dah kat 5pm, aku blum jumpa dia lg (tp dgr aa suara kat luar blk, so tau la tht he's around) tp kasut dia ada kat sini, so tau la dia ada lg kat tingkat 6 ni. and mind u, bukan dia je, groupmate aku sorg lg (the only one ppuan dlm chair-kira mcm department la ni), time mkn2 td-aku x join la sbb posa kan, terliur je la dgr mkn2 roti n cheese (roti n cheese diorg sedap, ok), nampak dia on the way nak g dapur pon x pakai kasut/selipar. confused aku.

lg best, ada gak 2-3 aku nmpk org jln kat pekan x pakai kasut gak. normal ke tu kat barat ni? aku x paham la...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

hottest day

So it was 330pm, i cycled back to the office dalam kepanasan, sat myself down, my roommate turned and said, "I'm gonna leave soon."

Me said, "Oh yeah, it's so hot outside it feels like Malaysia. But in here, it's alright."

He gave me a look of disbelief and said, "I cant concentrate on my work, I'm sweating."

Uish, camtu skali. Tingkap dah bukak abih max, dia dok depan2 tingkap. Aku dok kat tepi tersembunyi ni pon feel fine je. Tapi ye la kot, diorg x biasa, so I said, "Oh, so that explains yr hair today..." Dia buat muka x paham, i continued, "I thought u'd put water on it, so it's actually the sweat."

"....oh, no, no, no that's just something that i put on this morning." Lorrr, dia set rambut rupanya hari ni, tak perasan lak, nampak serabai cam biasa jer, serabai wet look rupanya :p

Saturday, August 15, 2009

prague... yet again

so i went to prague again last thursday and friday... my SV was away, so biasala, bila kucing tiada...

I went by mitfahrengelegenheit, u know, the carpooling thingy. saved me a lot. If i were to take the train, i would've had to spend an extra 10 Euros (one-way), and change trains at least twice, and arrive in the very late afternoon. With this, we took only around 4 hours, with the last hour, going around prague trying to look for the train station. Plus, it was a nice experience. With both trips, the drivers were females, so i felt pretty safe. The one that took me to prague was a nice medical student. She had to drive alone, so i think she was glad tht i contacted her. The one tht took me back to germany was... well, she had another passenger who speaks german, so she pretty much ignored me, and besides, I slept 90% of the time i was in the car.

And oh, just to share my experience with german drivers. Well, they drive fast. Really fast, like 120-140km/h, and tht's the female drivers. The male driver the other day, he drove pretty fast too, but i couldnt really see the meter thingy, so i couldnt really tell. So yeah, they love the authobahn, and when they get to the stretch where there's the no speed limit, they speed.

Basically, I went for a short summer break. Sume org pon cuti, rasa nak gak. Tp alih2 i went shopping pulak... hehehehe. I read that there's this store outlet place somewhere in prague, and they got some pretty good international brands there as well. I got curious, so pergi la, and I liked it so much that I went there again on the second day. Konon shopping, window shopping was more like it, 'cos im the fussy type. But i bought quite a lot still, especially those that had 80-90% discounts. And so, in a typical girlie-blog kinda sentence, I bought 3 tops, 2 tunics, 2 jeans, 1 belt and 1 container for stationeries (apa yg girlienya?) and I spent only... alah, malunya nak cakap, dalam RM pon skit gile. Tp tu la dia, syok shopping dalam Koruna ni. I hope they stay out of the EU, 'cos once they become a part of it, I bet the prices arent gonna be as sweet as this anymore. Lagi best, org tak ramai langsung... sukanya!

ada dressing table lak tu. tht's my bag on the table

And oh, I stayed at this one cheap hostel. Cheap as in 6 Euro/nite. Tp mixed dorm with 8 beds la BUT with an ensuite bathroom and toilet. Cool tak cool? Plus, the room is also very spacious. They also have a sauna room and an indoor swimming pool, macam crazy je hostel ni, suma ada, murah lak tu. The only problem is that it is a bit out of the city center, so u gotta spend 1 Euro one-way to get there, so add rm10 je la to the room rate, still quite cheap (gila ke apa, smpai skarang pon sume pon still convert RM lg???)

And ah, I went to tht halal restaurant again. The last time i was there was in june with alm, so imagine my surprise when i walked in, the guy jaga counter smiled and said, "Hi, long time no see". Aik, baru je 2 bulan lepas, so I said, "Ehek, that was just 2 months ago." So sembang2 la, dia tanya, mana kawan? Aku ckp dah blk Malaysia. Dia tanya lagi, "So what do you want to order?". Aku teringat ayam beriyani alm yg aku kebas sbb terlampau sedap smpai aku made a second order to-go hari tu, so I said, "I think i wanna have the same thing I had". Laju je dia sambung, "Chicken tandoori beriyani to-go?". Uish, terkezut aku, dia ingat!!!! Terus aku tercakap, "You remember?!!! Yeah, I want that, but this time, i'll have it here." Nasi dia menggunung tahap constructor worker makan lepas bina bangunan. Tp sebab sedapnyaaaaa, aku makan tinggal ciput je, makan beriyani gam yg tak sebyk ni pun aku mkn separuh sure xkan abih. But this one, mmg super sedap! There's something about the way india/pakistan ni masak yg leaves u wanting more la (and i never liked briyani b4).... arrrghhh, nak lg! Pastu, bila abih tu, aku korek2 bekas yogurt tu sehingga ke titisan terakhir sbb yogurt dia pun sedap lain macam (ok, i wasnt tht hungry pon asalnya). Pastu mamat tu nampak, he came and offered more yogurt, apa laga, aku ok sgt la. Abih makan, mmg puasss.

All in all, spend tak byk, tp mmg syok. Nampak gayanya, mmg I'll be coming to prague again la...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

nuremberg open-air classical music festival

so roommate said it was nice the last time he was there, so he invited me and a couple of his other friends to go with him. So he got some friends tht he hangs out with at the pub, sorg yg selelu lunch dgn dia, sorg yg main role-play game dgn dia, pastu me n felix from work n yg sorg ni yg bawak mak dia. Ramai! Dlm 10 org camtu. Pastu dia x introduce, kami pon buat hal masing2, sembang sendiri2. Tere betol mamat ni, pakai main ajak je org, game plan langsung tarak.

anyway, the festival was sponsored by the several big companies, and Sparda Bank was the main sponsor. And when u get a bank sponsoring a musical event like this, u dont get artists like U2 or Kate Perry, instead u get the Philharmonic and Symphonic orchestras which are the main orchestras of Nuremberg.

It's open-air, so like everybody else, we went picnicking. Pelik gila siout, dah lama x g piknik (eh, kind of, if u dont count makan bekal nasi lemak kat fuessen time g tgk castle hari tu sbb budget dah lari). Ada gak yg sangkot hammock, tp yg impressive tu geng yg bawak meja, siap kain cover, dgn lilin, pastu all dressed-up dgn wine sebijik cam kat restoran mahal. Cool gile.Takde keje betol org tua2 ni.

Well, I brough some kulit popia goreng with seeweed je (resepi amik kat myresepi) sbb nak buat popiah, siap sebiji masuk mulut, siap sebijik masuk mulut, last2 gave up. Mana larat nak buat utk 10 org kalu camtu! But they liked it, so tth cool.

ha! satu geng mkn kat restoran spotted behind the indian guy

hah, another one spotted

siang

main bunga api before the show ended, we all got one.

The name says it all, 'classical music'. So music bosan. Tp masuk second half, best pulak, byk lagu yg baru skit, mcm 60s camtu, ada yg dari broadway, pastu MC dia pon buat lawak, syok la pulak. Tp too bad, aku kena blah awak nak kejar train, but it was a nice weekend, walopon penat x ingat pagi ni...

Friday, August 07, 2009

finally...

td g jumpa sv. dah 2 minggu aku peram idea ni. last week dia cuti kat itali, aku pon cuti otak, minggu ni dah kena recall blk idea, smlm x dpt recall semua, postpone nak jumpa dia, pg ni, plan nak peram lg. smpai opis pg ni, skali lif bukak, dia lalu depan pintu, Shit! dia, as usual senyum n said hello. aku pon balas aaa. Tp nmpak muka girang dia, tetiba semangat lak, so aku pon tawakal laaa... baca doa, puh puh puh kiri kanan. aku g ketok pintu.

Discuss serba sedikit. idea je baru ok, unlike korg2 yg dah melangkah jauh. Tp kali ni aku prepare solution kot2 dia shoot idea aku kiri kanan. Yg part yg aku mmg xde solution, aku ckp awal2, biar dia tau aku dah buat homework, tp aku aku mmg belum nmpak jalan. Cerite punya cerite, discuss2, n dia kata scheme tu agak cool. Phewwwwwwwwww... aku menarik nafas lega. Aku dah x larat cari idea. Experiment apa pon blum buat, tools apa pon blum main, my hands are stil squicky clean, dah x sabar rasanya nak godek2 something.

Aku ckp nak pakai omnet je la, simulate je la. Nak pakai real network adaptor, mcm dlm mimpi je. emulator yg CMU punya tu cam x support link layer implementation je. Dia kata okla, gunala omnet. Team kitorg ramai yg tere, yg jd keynote speaker kat omnet conference pon ada. Tak kisahlah kalu scheme aku x yield result yg cun, but at least, he said, it's a good starting point. Aduh, dah setahun aku dok kat sini, aku baru nak start... huhuhu.

h1n1 in germany

so aku gadoh dgn roommate aku smlm. aku ckp aku dah risau2 ni, 13 org kat malaysia dah mati psl h1n1. dia kata aku overacting, heck, he even thinks org asia dah tahap overacting. ada sorg fac member g s'pore hari tu, dia kata mmg over la. And i was, dude, ko tak merasa ketakotan time SARS or JE itu hari. u dont understand how the fear is like. Ni benda x normal ni, org mati one after another (Tapi kat german, byk gile infected tp xde mati lak)

I mean serious stuff ni, doctor2 kat german pon mula bracing themselves. aku cite, smlm aku g clinic, kat depan clinis tulis, "kalau dtg dgn simtom2 flu, tekan loceng 4 kali dan tunggu kat luar pintu" (so as to gv them some time pakai mask n baju astronaut la kot, tatau la). Ni doctor2 dah berhati2, dia bole releks je. Dia kata nak buat apa pon, apa pon x leh buat. Aku ckp avoid crowded area, dia x agree (esok nak g concert, ada 60,000 org lagi tu ada hati ajak aku g), pastu pakai mask, dia tamau, jaga health, dia kata tu mmg patut buat sepanjang masa pon... hmmmm, apa2la, malas aku nak gaduh.

Pastu dia tanya, apa stats org mati kena flu biasa kat malaysia? dia confident percentage dia x byk beza dgn h1n1. Aku ckp, manala aku tau, xde berita sgt pon psl flu, denggi ke malaria ke ada la. Pastu dia kata ppl die all the time from normal flu. In the winter of 2008-2009, berpuluh ribu org mati kat europe, flu punya pasal la, tu benda expected pon, seasonal stuff... ok, cant argue with tht.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

arak

So apparently, the latest issue in Malaysia is concerning the sale of alcohol in shah alam, specifially in the muslim-dominated neighborhood. PAS n DAP dah gaduh2. PAS tak nak, DAP nak in the of the non-muslims. PAS suruh MPSA g confiscate, DAP g suruh MBSA pulangkan arak tu n apologise.

Aku personally agree tht those kedai2 tak jual, apa lg yg kes confiscation tu kat kedai yg dekat bebenar dgn surau (like 50m away). Lagi pulak, Shah Alam tu mmg byk melayu, i've lived there myself, bersepah. Wht's more worrying is tht yg dok beli tu "schoolchildren and undergraduates" (budak Uitm la tu, apa lg).

Aduhhhh... anginnya aku baca. Suka2 je minum ek? Like i said, ban kat those areas mmg aku agree sesangat, but being in malaysia, okla, maybe kena consider other races, which is probably wht the previous state gov did nothing about it (although they can buy it from areas), tp yg pelik tu camne bebudak tu bole beli. Byknya duit! Tukang jual tu tak mintak ID ke? Ke yg nak beli tu anak jiran sebelah rumah, x smpai hati, so jual? Apsal tak nab je si owner kedai tu or yg cashier tu?

Yang bebudak tu pon satu hal gak. Rasa cam nak sepak2 je. Tatau ke berdosa? Ingat abih omputih la tu! I saw this one 3gp vid budak pompuan kena sontok kat tangga flat manatah. Yang buatnya budak laki melayu. Dah setel kena belasah, diorg ramai2 tinggal dia bogel tertonggek kat tangga tu. Dah la muka dia suma org nampak (like she cares) yg lakinya pandai lak tak amik gmbar muka. And how this couldnt've been happened? well, she was drunk. Yang bebudak laki tu, aku rasa nak sebat je. Patutnya jd khalifah, ni jd perogol. Yang pompuan tu, ni aaaa, g minum tu apa hal?

Tatau nak blame sapa. We could easily blame the parents. I want to, we should. Tp byk je kes mak bapak baik gila, anak mcm setan. Guess the parents did their best, tp there must b something else ni.

Aku pon tau aku takde la baik sgt. Sedar buat byk benda tak betol pon. Tp kalau dah terang2 salah tu, jgn la dok buat. Benda masuk dlm badan ni jd darah daging, dah takleh nak buang balik dah..... isssh geramnya *&^%$#@#$ (expletives censored)

Sunday, August 02, 2009

roxbury



this was my first will ferrell movie ever. Was funny back then in the 90s, still funny now when i watched it yesterday. First watched it on VHS from the video my sis rented from the shop. Then, when i got back to PPP after sem break ended, me and mary when to tht little cinema in subang parade and i watched it again for the second time.

This is of course a typical will ferrell movie. Doesnt require much thinking to get u laughing, as long as you dont mind enjoying stupid crude american jokes.

Hmmmm... tht reminds me of the theater show tht I attended on Friday. It's an adaptation of Shakespeare's much ado about nothing. Adoiiii, ckp punya la byk, and with their german accent, englishnye pon susah nak faham, but i suppose tht's probably wht foreigners feel when watching instant cafe punya show la kot.

Dah la ckp tak stop2, laju lak tu. And if u know about the plot, u know there are so many characters, so in short, agak confusing. Acting-wise, ada ok, ada boley laaa, tp local amateur group, so faham2 la (aku pon terasa nak join gak sebenarnye... hehehehe, opening sentiasa ada). And the endingnya, corny gile, nyanyi ramai2, tu ok, tp gerak tari macam kanak2 siout... hahaha. The girl behind me gelak tak stop2 time tu (i did too, tp gelak senyap2 je la). Tapi aku pelik aaa omputih ni, yg part lawak2 slapstick mcm jatuh atas cake smpai melekat cream tu pon nak gelak. Dialogue nye yg lawak2 diorg x gelak pulak... ke diorg x paham, dtg bg support kat anak2 diorg yg dtg berlakon kot.

anyway, 7 euro for 3 hours tu aku rasa ok la kot. kalu tgk theater kat malaysia ada gak rm50... so okla, at least ada la activity, else, dok melanguk je dlm bilik :-|