Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bersih 2.0

Semakin lara kita didera bara -
kita laungkan juga pesan merdeka:
Demokrasi sebenderang mentari
sehasrat hajat semurni harga diri.

Lama resah kita – demokrasi luka;
lama duka kita – demokrasi lara.
Demokrasi yang angkuh, kita cemuhi;
suara bebas yang utuh, kita idami!

Dua abad lalu Sam Adams berseru:
(di Boston dijirus teh ke laut biru):
Tak diperlu gempita sorak yang gebu,
diperlu hanya unggun api yang syahdu.

Kini menyalalah unggun sakti itu;
kini merebaklah nyala unggun itu.

- A. Samad Said, Malaysian poet and novelist

Monday, June 27, 2011

Flavour of the week

You can buy your hair if it won't grow, 
You can fix your nose if he says so, 
You can buy all the make up that M·A·C can make,
But if you can't look inside you, find out who am I too,
Be in the position to make me feel so damn unpretty

Friday, June 24, 2011

Closing chapters

I think I finally got the affirmation I needed yesterday! Someone who has been helping me out with my zooxanthellae problem told me this, "Your Master's project sounds both very interesting and very relevant for the environment,".


With that much needed encouragement, I'm now more determined to find a way to get my zooxanthellae culture up and running and hoping that I'll have enough findings to be able to submit an abstract for the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in 2012! Dateline for submission of abstract is October 2011. (>_<)


Work was also done pretty early today so I managed to come home with enough energy to clear my room and finally unpack my island luggage. Clothes are now stored properly in wardrobes and the floor is pretty clean of dust. I think I've finally closed that chapter on island life and accepted that the time now is for Master's. I still have some mixed feelings about this but moving forward is the way to go~

Lankayan and Reef Guardian, you are dearly missed everyday and you'll always have a special place in my heart. God-willing, I will be back, bigger better faster stronger as a better marine biologist. You just watch. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Friction~ Friction~

Although the song title is "Fiction", I can't help but hear (and sing) "friction" instead. (o_O) But yeah, this song and it's album is currently on repeat on my iPod, taking over Secret Garden's OST.

Btw, if you see me do the leg shuffle thing while listening to songs, don't think that it's influenced by this video. I've been doing it since...a long time ago. ;)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Camouflage phail

Look at what we found while counting rubbish at Pantai Puteri, Santubong!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

시크릿 가든 (Secret Garden)

I seldom write about k-dramas I've watched on my blogs unless they're really really nice. This is one of them. :) IMHO, dramas like this makes it hard for normal people like us to have boy-girl relationships because we'll set our expectations so high, our prospective partners may not be able to reach it. :-/

But you know what? It would be so awesome to experience such deep love...

Well, one can always wish, haha~

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011


If Swinburne is my 'first' home, then FRST, UNIMAS is my 'second' home. :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thoughts at the laminar flow

Sometimes I don't know why I torture myself with thoughts of what could have been. Everyone says that it's better to focus on the present, be content and continue to move forward. But then again, I don't know what exactly I'm moving forward to.