Sunday, March 27, 2011

45 Things a girl wants but will NOT ask for!

 This is copied verbatim from here.
The ones in italics is my opinion though


1 . Touch her waist. Husband only, please
2. Actually talk to her. DEFINITELY
3. Share secrets with her.Haha.. interesting...
4. Give her your jacket. AWESOME!
5. Kiss her slowly.Husband only, please

Are you remembering this?

6. Hug her. Husband only, please
7. Hold her.Husband only, please
8. Laugh with her. :-)
9. Invite her somewhere. :-)
10. Hangout with her and your friends together. Haha... It depends on the situation. Sometimes I just wanna hangout with my frenz...

KEEP READING

11. Smile with her. :-)
12. Take pictures with her. superawesome
13. Pull her onto your lap. Husband only, please
14. When she says she loves you more, deny it. Fight back. Go ahead. Make my day :-)
15. When her friends say i love her more than you, deny it. fight back and hug her tight so she can't get to her friends. it makes her feel loved. Husband only, please

Are you thinking of someone?

16. Always hug her and say I love you whenever you see her. Husband only, please
17. Kiss her unexpectedly. Husband territories
18. Hug her from behind around the waist.Husband territories
19. Tell her she's beautiful. as often as she should get
20. Tell her the way you feel about her.always

One last thing you need to do to show her you actually do mean it.

21. Open doors for her, walk her to her car- it makes her feel protected, plus it never hurts to act like a gentleman. Oh, I know men who so this but sadly already taken :(
22. Tell her she's your everything – only if you mean it. Husband territories
23. If it seems like there is something wrong, ask her- if she denies something being wrong, it means SHE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT- so just hug her Husband territories
24. Make her feel loved.always
25-kiss her in front of OTHER girls you know!!!! Husband territories

THEY MIGHT DENY IT BUT THEY ACTUALLY LIKE
AND KINDA WANT YOU TO TICKLE THEM


26-don't lie to HER. you can actually. A white lie is ok but don't make her feel stupid with ur lies..
27-DON'T cheat on her. DEFINITELY
28-take her ANYWHERE she wants. Haha.. I hate sticky guys
29-txt messege or call her in the morning and tell her have a good day at work {or school} and how much you MISS her. Some people like this, some find it annoying. I'd love for him to tell me to have agood day at school but not to tell me he misses me. It's too... cheesy?
30-be there for her when ever she needs you, & even when she doesn't need you, just be there so she'll know that she can ALWAYS count on you. Oh Gawd yes..

ARE YOU STILL READING THIS? YOU BETTER BECAUSE, IT'S IMPORTANT

31. Hold her close when she's cold so she can hold YOU too. Husband territories
32. When you are ALONE hold her close and kiss her.Husband territories
33. Kiss her on the CHEEK; (it will give her the hint that you want to kiss her).Husband territories
34 . While in the movies, put your arm around her and then she will automaticall y put her head on your shoulder, then lean in and tilt her chin up and kiss her LIGHTLY.Husband territories
35. Dont EVER tell her to leave even jokingly or act like you're mad. If
shes upset, comfort her. DEFINITELY

REMEMBER ALL THESE THINGS WHEN YOU ARE
WITH HER NEXT


36. When people DISS her, stand up for her. DEFINITELY
37. Look deep into her EYES and tell her you love her.Husband territories
38. Lay down under the STARS and put her head on your chest so she can listen to the steady beat of your heart, link your fing ers together while you whisper to her as she rests her eyes and listens to you .Husband territories
39. When walking next to each other grab her HAND.Husband territories
40. When you hug her HOLD her in your arms as long as possible Husband territories

MAKE SURE SHE KNOWS SHE'S LOVED

41. Call or text her at night to wish her SWEET DREAMS schmuck but ok
42. COMFORT her when she cries and wipe away her tears. superduperawesome
43. Take her for LONG walks at night.Husband territories, but if my hubby does this, it would be such a <3<3<3
44. ALWAYS Remind her how much you love her.superduperawesome
45. sit on top of her and tell her how much u love her and then bend down to
her face and kiss her while sitting on her. OMG wouldn't that hurt? besides, I believe PDA is nauseating. Again, Husband territories

you'll never know when she needs just a lil more love

That said, I think relationship needs a lot of sacrifice, understanding
and patience :))

Saturday, March 26, 2011

OMG, FYI, LOL, TMI, BFF

        If you haven't heard, the Oxford English Dictionary 
(OED) is accepting new initialisms into the dictionary and
they are OMG, FYI, LOL (I personally love this ;D) TMI 
and BFF...

There is also a whole list of new words, foreign words
inserted in the second revision. My favourite would be
'heart' now is a v, instead of only n before.
I am SOO GONNA ABUSE it harharhar XDD

Other interesting words:
happy camper
lumpenintelligentsia
la-la land
couch surfing
muffin top-lolwut?
dot bomb
rub-a-dub
suicide door
ryotei
hentai


FYI, this post is not TMI because OMG 
I heart OED, we're like BFF LOL
Y'know, I can't wait to see emoticons
next in the OED. I think :-) deserves
a special place :))

Friday, March 25, 2011

The eSses

    In my old school, STAR, for English, we would 
have 4 sets and each set is named according to the 
alphabets in the word 'star'. I taught the S set, so
one day, I told the monitor,
Me       : Monitor, get my set in here (media room)
Monitor: Which set teacher, S or R?
Me       : Who else, the eSses... oh, wait mwahahaha XDD
Monitor: Teacher...! -_-;

Good times good times ^^

p/s: sometimes, when I was furious at them, I would
shout, " You eSses...!" but it's funny really, and I 
couldn't help but to laugh  :D

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Movie Review: Kimi Ni Todoke (Reaching You)


Remember that post I made about generic shoujo?
Yeah, pretty much almost all shoujo manga carry some cliché
But very good ones carry themselves well. I for one abhor repetition
But if all the cliché are used and combined in a nice and unboring way
The result would be fantastic, yes?


Kimi Ni Todoke made a splash last year, and so I thought ‘no harm
done, rite’ if I watch the movie. I’ve read the synopsis and it was
pretty ordinary shoujo plot. It has the
  • popular boy who everybody wants
  • ordinary, boring girl who everybody ignores durr
  •  said girl above doesn’t realise her attractiveness
  •  she is also extremely dense to realize the fact that the
           boy carries the torch for her.
 
SPOILER AHEAD!

SYNOPSIS

                We are introduced to Kuronuma Sawako, who is
known as Sadako because of her appearance-her long black
tresses and her shocking expressions. So she’s ignored by
almost everybody. 
One day she meets Kazehaya Shota and shows him
the way to the school. Her kindness attracts Kazehaya. 

Sawako helps seperate the trash
Although Sawako excludes herself from everyone,
she is helpful, kind and hardworking. Kazehaya notices her
every move and is aware of her inner beauty.

Kazehaya helps Sawako picking up the fallen bicycles
                One day Kazehaya decides to have a Courage Night,
and Sawako joins, just to help in scaring her classmates. She
makes friends with the coolest two girls in school, Yano and
Yoshida. 
Yano and Yoshida
The last person to ever complete the test would
be punished and it turns out it was  Kazehaya, because he
was searching for Sawaka d’aaww. 

Kazehaya furious!
When they decided that the punishment was to date Sawako, 
Kazehaya is furious as it’s like making fun of her. He apologises 
to her on behalf of the class and it is revealed, 
in his monologue,   
He likes what he sees
A girl's beautiful smile
that he has had a crush on her since the first day he met her ...

I get to sit next to you, yay!!
                When the class seating changes, Kazehaya chooses
to sit next to her, followed by Yano and Yoshida. Sawako was
happy that she finally has people who wants to sit with her.

Girllfriends y'all
Sawako is happy
She becomes closer with Yano and Yoshida and they spend
a lot of time together.

You got anything, b****!
                One day Sawako overhears rumors that people hate
Yano and Yoshida because of her. She distances herself from
them but when she hears some girls dissing Y&Y for enjo kosai
she insists on them to take back what they said. Y&Y upon
hearing the ruckus, jump to her defence and they reconcile.

Kurumi
                Enter Kurumizawa Ume, who has a crush on Kazehaya.
She realizes Kazehaya’s feelings towards Sawako and thus
tries to link Sawako with Ryuu Sanada, Yoshida’s childhood friend.


Favourite scene!
 Kazehaya and Kurumi passes through the hall and Kazehaya sees
the two of them together (a setup by Kurumi) Jealous, he pulls
her away and asks her directly. Sawako explains and the matter
is resolved. 
Bring it on!
However Y&Y sniff the real story is caused by Kurumi
and confronts her. She reveals that she tries to break Sawako and Kazehaya and 
that she pretend to be nice to Sawako so that she could use her.

Meddling twosomes oho ^_^
                Kazehaya then tries to go out with Sawako but it’s very hard
because Sawako is almost always with Y&Y and one day, he braves
himself in asking her out to watch the stars at the planetarium, on
Christmas Night (Japan celebrates Christmas not in the religious
meaning, more like Christmas is spent with those who you love)

planetarium maybe?
When Sawako doesn’t understand, Kazehaya confesses he wants to
be steady with her to Sawako’s surprise, and she rejects him
because of her inferiority complex. 

despair, distraught
                After realizing her mistake Sawako searches for Kazehaya
during the night of the New Year at a matsuri to tell him of her
feelings. Kazehaya was gloomy and then his class teacher, Pin,
gives Sawako’s school pocket book to return to Sawako.

sakura petal-love
Kazehaya opens the pocket book and finds a pressed petal
of Sakura, shaped like a heart. It was the sakura petal given
by him to Sawako upon their first meeting. Kazehaya
understands that Sawako too, has feelings for him.
I gave u my heart
                Sawako returns from the matsuri, failing to meet Kazehaya,
only to be greeted by him outside her house. He intends to
return the  pocketbook, and Sawako confesses her heart <3
all in all happiness
                The last scene was of Sawako and Kazehaya walking
to school together. SCHWEET! <3 <3
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                That said, thus I didn’t read the manga and jumped on
the movie. Verdict; I LIKE IT. Why? Hmm… The acting was great!
I could really see Sadako (of The Ring) in Sawako, played by the
ethereal Mikako Tabe and Haruma Miura, gosh. His effervescent
portrayal steals every scene he’s in. I like the continuity, and
the progression of  Sawako’s character. I like that she grows up
and starts valuing her friends and starts opening her heart to
the people around her. And I love the fact that Kazehaya is not
a jerk-he’s almost very mature way beyond his age, and he
respects Sawako, something that’s very rare in shoujo manga
as many main male characters are usually irritatingly too cool
and windy, you know what I mean.
             There's no angst, emo and Yano and Yoshida are like
the coolest girls in school. The class teacher, Pin, is really weird
in a good way and at times, serves as the Cupid. I also love
the subplots of Sawako's dad, and Chizuru's heartbreak.

And because Miura Hiruma is such a HOTTIE, I'm gonna spam
this post with his pics lololol
There's nothing sexier than A MAN READING. You sir, has just broke my Man-O-Meter!
That soulful glance MUKYAA~~
I swear when he tilted his head, I was like-TSURUGA REN~! Dramagods, are you watching?
OH SO HAWT!
Can I BUY YOU instead <3

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Whether It's A Dream Or Not

This post is dedicated to my students who are
going to get their SPM results tomorrow!


Yume Mite Iyou (Whether Or Not We're Dreaming)
Whether or not we're dreaming
I see your future
Big dreams will someday open the future
I understand, everyone
Works hard, always, right?
Although sometimes, I am disheartened.

Whether we are dreaming
The future is surely
Overflowing in hope
And I am beside you
So let's always always talk about dreams

Whether or not we're dreaming
The cold Winter disappears
The breath of Spring is right around the corner

An honest heart doesn't forget
To have faith in their heart
Let's walk and raise our heads in cheerfulness

Whether we are dreaming
The future is surely
Overflowing in hope
And I am beside you
So let's always always talk about dreams

Sakura bloom in the heart
It's a dream, let's always dream

Whether we are dreaming
The future is surely
Overflowing in hope
And I am beside you
So let's always always talk about dreams x1

And so, let's always always talk about dreams


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One of my favourite songs because of the melody
and the softness and dreamy-like voice.
I love the lyrics too- it asks not to forget our dreams,
that the future is still waiting...

I feel the same for my students, regardless
where they are, I hope they will reach
the dreams that they seek...
And they should know that I will
always pray for them, and that they will
always be my students 
:-)

Full Metal Panic! Shoujo Version I


Are you disillusioned with every shoujo manga you read because 
they either
A- portray desperate love aka ‘nobody wants me but 
     EVERYBODY wants HIM’
B- pure love aka OMG I have cancer! And will die well 
     everybody dies
C- I’m sorry, but we are SIBLINGS!   
     Incestuous relationship is disgusting eww..
D- I’ll help you out with one condition-you MUST NEVER 
     fall in love with ME!  lol'ed
E- ALL OF THE ABOVE

Then welcome to my world. How about you change your titles
and move to this?

FULL METAL PANIC!

But OMG I hate mecha. I just wanna love story. Boy meets 
girl, falls in love, love obstacles, tears, heartbreak, humour, 
separation, destiny…

OMG dahlings… it has ALL that you state above, 
complete with the most romantic scenes one can 
ever imagine


Now, THE MECHA HATE. Why? It’s not like you H
AVE TO UNDERSTAND EVERY FRICKIN DETAIL. 

Just get the gist that this machine is very powerful and 
it beats that other machine and la di da di da it’s done.

I was EXACTLY like you when people tol me to watch 
FMP. But I shudder now to think if I had not taken that 
advice, what I’d missed!

OK, lemme give you the 
SHOUJO VERSION OF Full Metal Panic!
Kaname is colored with blue hair unlike in books, she has black


            Ok, there’s a girl named Kaname Chidori who 
goes to Jindai High. She seems like ay normal high school 
student, except, she’s gifted in subjects like physics and 
mathematics. She’s also a bijin to boot; with her long 
black tresses that reaches her slender waist and her
sweet smile. However, she is independent and perhaps 
too strong (opiniated) for some.

Notice Sousuke has an 'X' mark on his left cheek

            One day, a military freak transfers into her class, 
and this gorgeous boy, starts stalking her in class and 
at the gym. He even follows her home. His name is 
Sousuke Sagara. The problem is, he denies of following 
her. Now this boy is tip top condition but he’s so 
clueless in everything. He has no social skills and sees
nearly every situation in a military light. He assumes
  the worst in everything and is overly cautious. 
Kaname had to distract him by making him the person 
in charge of the garbage when they go for their field trip 
to Okinawa.
            During this trip, the plane was hijacked by 
terrorists and they took Kaname as hostage. Sousuke 
comes to her rescue and reveals that he is actually a
mercenary with an organization named Mithril, and he 
is assigned to protect The Whispereds, people who 
are endowed with abilities to manipulate 
The Black Technology, a technology so advanced it 
could only come from outerspace! Kaname is 
one of The Whispereds, and when she comes close
to the technology, she could hear ‘whispers’ telling 
her how to operate the technology. Sousuke is a 
part of the SRT-Special Response Team-which is 
a group of elite soldiers with the highest assault 
skills and capable of operating the Arm Slave, 
a huge mechanical robot (like Transformer, kapeesh?) 
Being a Japanese descent and of the same age with
Kaname made him chosen to protect Kaname.
Kaname had to hug him to make him understand that Kaname wants him to be alive too d'aww





Sousuke softens and the Pervy Kurtz announces that he could see everything lol


         After the escape from the plane, they 
(Sousuke and his partner+bestfriend, Kurz Weber) 
tried to save Kaname by sacrificing themselves as long a
s the mission is complete but Kaname wouldn’t 
allow it and ask Sousuke to think of a way so that 
ALL THREE of them would be saved. This indeed
baffles Sousuke because he sees everything in 
military light, and to him life and death are 
just normal consequences.

At the end of this story arc, Sousuke gets his hand 
on the Arbalest, an arm slave equipped with 
Black Technology and with Kaname’s instructions 
(her Whispered knowledge activates) manages to 
beat the enemy. Kanames recovers in the hospital, 
and finds out that Sousuke is still assigned to protect her
in Tokyo…
 And so school life resumes in Jindai High...but more chaotic
because apparently the military freak tests EVERYTHING by 
EXPLODING IT. The only way for Kaname to handle him is
to smack him into oblivion with her harisen (paper fan) lololol

TO BE CONTINUED…

FULLMETAL PANIC SHOUJO II 

THE. LO.VE. TRI.ANGLE
The Captain Is A Teenage Girl!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Thy Name is Denial

  
                    X has 13 states. Another common state that X has is denial (no lah, where got?) which incidentally, is a river in Egypt.

^^

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Fruits Basket


video by jetsentouki of youtube

For Fruits Basket lyrics (English Translation)

I was so happy, you were laughing
With a smile that melts everything away

Spring is still far away, inside the cold earth,
Waiting for the time to sprout

For instance, even if today is painful
And yesterday's wounds remain
I want to believe that I can free my heart and go on

I cannot be reborn
But I can change as I go on, so
Let's stay together always

Smile only at me and touch me with those fingers
This simple desire is everlasting

I want to be gentle, like no longer regreting
Let's get across this sea of mournful sorrow

For instance, even if today is painful
Someday it will become a warm memory
If you leave everything up to your heart

I understand the meaning our living here
It is to know the joy of having been born
Let's stay together always

For instance, even if today is painful
Someday it will become a warm memory
If you leave everything up to your heart

I understand the meaning our living here
It is to know the joy of having been born
Let's stay together always


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I have always loved Fruits Basket. Though the serialization ended
a few years  back (2006) it still is among the top 3 best shoujo I 
have ever read. It is a  complete package of art, storyline and
endearing characters.

The anime for the series was from 2001 and this was the opening 
song for it. When I first heard the song i was like 
'WTF is this a weepy story?cuz I really HATE the I cry and 
then you cry and then everybody cries story. But Furuba 
(the pet name for it) anime is awesome! And this song 
FITS THE STORY perfectly. I guess it was made for Furuba..

A detailed look on the lyrics and you can see Tohru in it-
spring is far away, inside the cold earth----> obvious 
reference to Tohru, as when Hatori asks him  
' What snow melts into?' she answers ' Spring'  ^_^


For instance, even if today is painful
And yesterday's wounds remain
I want to believe that I can free my heart and go on
-----> again,
this is Tohru's stance in  life.
Tohru has a miserable life but she doesn't let it pull her down,
instead, she tries to be happy and grateful with what she has..



the rest of the lyrics has to do with the Sohmas, and the suffering 
they go through because of  The Curse, like Momiji can't hug his mom 
and sis, Hatori had to make his fiancee forget him, Yuki wants to belong, 
Akito needs to let go, and Kyo needs acceptance. All in all it's a tragic
story, because RL sucks but it tells you to brave through it all. After all, 
Spring will always come after the snow :)

p/s: did I mention Furuba has the most awesome Tsundere cat to ever
grace the shoujo world? I'm such a sucker for tsun tsun lol

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saya Ingin Percaya

Saya meminati X-Files. Anda minat?

Saya teringat satu episode, Mulder telah menemui seekor(?) jin didalam sebuah permaidani (sterotaip Jin di barat) yang boleh menunaikan 3 hajat beliau. Scully, pasangan pesimis Mulder, meragui kenapa Jin tersebut mahu menunaikan hajat orang lain. Dan Jin tersebut menggesa mereka untuk menunaikan 3 hajat itu.

Hajat Mulder: Keamanan Dunia atau World Peace-Jin tersebut menunaikannya, maka Mulder mendapati beliau tinggal keseorangan di seluruh dunia. Tiada manusia lain, mahupun Scully. Maka dia pun bertanya pada Jin tersebut, mengapa begitu..

Jin tersebut menjawab “selagi ada manusia, selagi itulah dunia tidak akan aman. Selagi itulah perang akan berlaku’

Pengajaran: World Peace is A Wishful Thinking. Walaupun begitu, kita mesti cuba sehabis baik untuk mencapai kemanan.

Post ini didedikasi kepada Rakyat Libya yang berusaha mencapai kebebasan dan walaupun anda terhimpit dan dizalimi oleh Gaddafi Si Diktator, percayalah, kami bersama anda!


p/s: pengakhiran pada 3 hajat Mulder, 1. World peace 2. Reverse the first wish lol 3. Free the genie.
Rupanya, kalau seseorang berjaya membuat 3 hajat, dia akan menggantikan tempat Jin tersebut. Tetapi, oleh kerana semua orang selfish, sumpahan itu tidak pernah selesai. Dengan bertindak altruistik, Mulder telah menyelamatkan dirinya, membebaskan Jin tersebut dan menyelamatkan orang-orang lain selepasnya jikalau sumpahan tersebut masih berterusan...

Friday, March 11, 2011

NO TWO HEARTS SO OPEN


When I read the latest VK chapter 69, and arrived at this page, a pang of sadness sliced my heart :P 

Yuki sees Zero again, after 7 fricking chapters (which is 7 months equivalent to manga readers  time I kid you not) She is taken for questioning  into the Hunter’s Association. Alone and confused, she goes in and Zero passes by. But Zero only throws a side glance at her and acts so indifferent. 

It reminds me of that particular chapter in Persuasion by Jane Austen, when Anne meets Wentworth after 8 years, after she broke his heart. The chapter 8 is from volume I (adapted)

They had no conversation together, no intercourse but what the commonest civility required. Once so much to each other! Now nothing! There had been a time, when of all the large party now filling the drawing-room at Uppercross, they would have found it most difficult to cease to speak to one another. There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.

Wentworth shows Anne the same indifference that Zero shows Yuki. Ah, the agony! TT