Sunday, October 30, 2011

When Time Is Never Enough

So on Friday I went to watch this movie by Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, In Time.

I had no idea what the movie was about actually. I saw the poster one day in Alamanda and thought, "I'm gonna watch this" With JT and Amanda, I don't care how the movie is :P

So I bought the 1015pm ticket online after our evening class with Dr. Rafizi.

In Time is about a time way in the distant future where everything is not about money anymore, everything is about time. This movie portrays how some people live their day to day lives trying to earn to be able to see tomorrow, while some of them don't even have to glance at their 'bodywatch'

In the future, humans will be genetically engineered to stop ageing at the age of 25, then your clock starts ticking. You will have exactly one year (if you don't spend it at all) to live. Everything you buy, you have to pay with time. If now we have the 99cent shop, there they have the 99seconds shop!

Then there's action, and romance, and tears.

Its a new movie in the cinemas so I wouldn't want to spoil it so much here :P

But in this movie, it shows you the reality of life. Where people will kill just to live longer. In the end, will it bring any difference if you could live for another million years when all you do is bring pain to others?

Quoting, 'Is it stealing when it is already stolen?'

Anyway, I enjoyed the movie :) JT is H.O.T. Hahahah. And I think Amanda looks, different. Not really the innocent look she portrayed in Mamma Mia or Letters to Juliet. But I enjoyed this new character of her.

Watch it!!!

oh, I'm done with my first novel. Will tell you about it soon :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Of Romance & Novels

I have always enjoyed reading. When I was a little girl, my mummy would tuck me in bed, me on one side and kakak on the other, and she would read us stories. My favourite one was BabaYaga. It was about a witch who married a guy with a daughter and something happened. LoL. Honestly I think I was never awake long enough to listen to the whole story. As I grew older, I often read before going to bed, though sometimes I would end up not sleeping at all.

During high school, especially after PMR, I read A LOT of books. From Malay novels like Ombak Rindu, to Pride and Prejudice, to A Walk To Remember.

When I enrolled into medical school, the only novel I remember reading was A Child Called It and the books related to it. Then we got busy :( And books are not cheap anyway, so need to choose really carefully before purchasing one.

A few weeks ago (I should've blogged about this earlier, I know) there was a book fair in UPM - The Big Bad Wolf Booksale, and it was AWESOME! Books are as cheap as RM8 for novels regardless hardcover or paperback, and those books like WAR and WORK ranges from RM20-RM60. The most expensive book in the booksale was The World Atlas - RM60!!

And yes, as expected I went crazy in the hall. I bought 12 novels for myself, sticker and playbooks for Sara and Mika :)

I think I've grown out of the phase where I would want to read romance novels all the time, though I did bought Meg Cabot's Size Doesn't Matter. My choice of books this time is more matured, and more towards life and things like that. Somehow I don't opt for love stories anymore, and I don't know why. Maybe living in reality is better than reading those mushy stories and comparing them with your own life. Life is not a novel, and without you realizing it your life is actually better than that! :)

So I started to read my first novel. Will give you a review about it once I'm done. It has been almost 2 weeks and I'm not even done with the first book yet as I'm trying to discipline myself to not spend too much time on reading non-educational stuff. Oh well :P

I think Malaysians do read. I saw a huge crowd in the hall, and all of them carrying not less than 5 books. I think the fact that books are expensive in Malaysia is among the factors our people don't read, or can't read as much. Most books sold for RM8 are usually at least RM34 in stores here!!!

I think they should do this kind of booksale more often :) and it would make my whole year!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

But When I Cry

I cry alone.

Maybe that's the best, for everyone.

I've tried being strong for every single person I care and love.

And sometimes I just feel like it is my time to break down.

Stop trying to understand me.
Stop trying to feel sorry.
Stop trying to prove that things will turn out to be fine

I can heal my own heart with time
And I'll stand up again

Though it may be a bit scattered
But I know I'll make it somehow

So stay, if you want to stay
And leave if you think it is the best for you
Don't think about me

I'll have my smile back on
And sing my favourite song
So none of you would ever know
The cuts and bruises I have

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cute! =)

I skyped with Sara yesterday. She was unwell for a week, and now she's back on track! How she replied me was so cute!

Me: Sara, you can't eat ice cream or drink any cold drinks, okay?
Sara: Okay, I am learning to pour hot water by myself
Me: Good, but you will have to be careful okay?
Sara: I will be careful *smiling*
Me: If it is difficult, ask mummy to help you
Sara: If you are here, you can help me, isn't it Aunty Nana? *batting eyelashes*

oh God I miss her SO much!

Then she read me a book - how to grow a pumpkin

Sara: .... reading.... Then when you are here we can grow them together and make a nice lantern. I miss you. When are you coming back??

Before I hung up

Me: I need to go now, tomorrow I have school and I need to sleep. I'll skype with you again next week.
Sara: Okay, make sure you come back and talk to me again. I want to continue playing doctors
Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sara: A nurse!

Hahahahah. Cute right?

Sigh, I really miss her. And I hope she'll be well. Autumn is approaching, and then winter. I wish I could go to her whenever I want to, but that won't be possible. For now, seeing her on skype is among the best times of my week =) Love you dear.

Anyway, on Saturday I went to Adik's Malam Gemala Puteri at Mandarin Oriental. Aty and I wore the suit we made for Kakak's engagement, so we look the same! Haha. I'll upload the pictures once I get it ok?

I miss high school. It was different then. If only, I can turn back time. Sigh.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Quote

from Steve Jobs. A man who changed the world, brought us the future.

“Almost everything
–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure
–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

He is a man of many words, some leaving more impact than the other. This is one of the quotes that I have always hold on to. To follow your heart, and know what is truly important.

It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from or what is there in your past. It is how you change yourself to be a better person in the future.

RIP Steve Jobs. You will be missed, if not by some, by many who adores your ideas and creations.

Found this on twitter:
Steve Jobs dies, and the world finds out/mourns/shares thru the products he created.
Now that's a legacy.
True, very true indeed. :')