Friday, December 30, 2011

2011: The Year That Was


Yeah, I had to jump onto the 2011 summary/highlights/recap bandwagon.

It's like making you read my whole year's blogposts once again.

But I'm sure you have no qualms with that right? If you do then just skip this shit out.

First, the shitty things.

1. Learned that kids these days are pretty damaged and there's a thin chance you can fix them.


2. Learned that being a teacher sucks.


And now, the awesome things.

1. Got myself a ride. LIKE A BOSS.

2. Went to the Philippines and Cambodia.

3. Passed my uber important interview.

4. Sookie gave birth to eight bouncing puppies! And Ting Ting too!

5. Celebrated my 25th birthday like a rock star.

6. Learned that being a teacher can sometimes (read sometimes) be one of the best decisions I didn't make.


Hm, looks like 2011 has been good to me after all.

Happy new year people. May the apocalypse be postponed.


P/s: How was your year? :D

Friday, December 23, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS NETIZENS!


Previous years I had something smart to say.

Now I don't 'coz this article, The 4 Christmas Articles You'll See On The Internet totally owned me.

So.

I'll just upload a random Christmas picture from Google for you.


I'd dress my 6 labs in Santa's, but I know by the time I grab my camera they would've chewed through it already.  So I thought I'd just find one where a good lab puppy would behave being dressed up instead.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

AND THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review: 10 Things to Achieve in 2011 - And What Have I Actually Achieved


10 more days till 2011.

WHAT WHO WHERE WHY HOW?

It feels like I just wrote a post on the 10 things I have to achieve in 2011, then suddenly I wake up this morning realising that 355 days have passed.

:O

Yeah. Time is just a fickle dude.  One moment you feel like jabbing your eyes 'coz your meeting was gonna last for an eternity, and one moment, you're here, 10 days before the end of 2011.

:O

Okay, so back to my 2011 list of achievements and non-achievements.  Let's see how successful I was.

1. Pass my teaching interview (SPP).

Achievement Unlocked!

2. Get my profession certified and promoted to a full-fledged teacher.

My letter of certification will arrive aaanytime now.


3. Make extra money.

I did! But for like, only for a few months.  I got lazy.  I value my free time of doing nothing more than money, it's absurd.


4. Have half of my students in my dumb class pass their SPM.

This goal is pretty invalid as I didn't get to teach this class again this year.  But I did manage to push my Es and Ds students to get Cs, Bs and even As.


5. Achieve flawless, blemish-free skin.


FAILED.  STILL ZITTING LIKE A 15 YEAR OLD. WTF.


6. Restrain from eating too much oily food and more greens.

I did this...sorta.


7. Go to the gym regularly.

Failed. Only went the first few months, which became less frequent...till I totally stopped. I think it was because of work.  Yeah, that has to be it. Really!

8. Save the world by using reusable bags.

Did it! But I ALWAYS forget to bring dem bags.  But I consider this as done, as it does become a habit, when I don't totally forget about the green bags in my car compartment. Somewhere.


9. Go bungee jumping in New Zealand.

Task failed :(. But I went to the Philippines and Cambodia instead :D

10. Continue to be an awesome teacher.

Despite the shiteous things I went through, I still came out awesome.

All in all, 7 out of 10.  THAT IS AN ACHIEVEMENT, RIGHT?

Had I only achieved 3 goals, well, that's mighty depressing and I'd write cynical posts on how overrated new year's resolution.

But this is actually fun.  I get to see how successful, and unsuccesful I am in life.

Now what shall I achieve in 2012? *holyfuckshititsalmost2012* 


If we don't die, that is?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Why Tweens Shouldn't Be Allowed To Blog






 Because they spew too much crap for the Internet to even handle.

Ergh, I miss the days when the Internet is ruled only by college kids and yuppies.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Siem Reap Sneak Preview


I'm back y'all!

And I can't wait to brag share about my trip!

Unfortch most of the photos were taken using my friend's camera, so I'm still waiting for the pics.

So I'll just show you the picture of my slightly 'shopped face with the Angkor Wat temple background as a teaser.


Will bore you with the details once I get dem all pictures.

Until then!




Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Hiatus


It's December and I have much sightseeing, eating, shopping,partying and camwhoring to do.

Locally,


and internationally.


Until then, aloha!

P/S: Guess the two places! Winners get a congratulatory remark from me! :D

Monday, November 28, 2011

Turning 25 Like A Rock Star


I wanted to have a great night to celebrate my Silver year.

We started out nice, fresh and clean.


Then things started to get out of hand...when we broke one of the glasses playing a drinking dice game...and another.  Two broken glasses in less than an hour.


The next thing I know, I was on stage.


Sung 'Happy Birthday' to, forced to chug a beer and down a shot, danced and almost fell flat in front of the whole bar.

And the rest of the night was a flurry blur.


A MOTHERFARKING ROCKING FLURRY BLUR OF INSANITY.





I even flashed my butt to the band.  Thanks to my batshit crazy friends.  And I was too pissed drunk to even notice.  Luckily, I wasn't wearing granny panties.  And luckily, no incriminating photos/videos were taken.   I'd have to quit my job like, now.  That's how insane it got.

But best of all, I got to live my rock star dream.

video


It was an atrocious, drunken attempt, but still...Rockstar Achievement: Unlocked.

So all I wanted was a great night.

Instead I got OUT OF MY FUCKING MIND INSANE.

I'd turn 25 all over again.

Even if I forget how to smile properly.

*Photos courtesy of them awesomely retarded friends

Friday, November 25, 2011

Bad Essay: Confessions of A 16 Year Old Casanova


Actually, his Engris isn't the worst.


He is just the worst person to be in a relationship with.

A systematic bastard genius, nevertheless.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Something Cute To Help You Go Through This Week


And when I say cute, of course it means my puppy.



O HAI
You're welcome.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

HOLIDAY!


FINALLY!

Time to relax, unwind, watch too much tv shows, play too much Tower Defense games, spend too much time with my dogs, party till black out, shop till I have to owe my dad (again), go sightseeing and take pictures to post on FB just to gloat, hang out with old buddies and NOT wake up at 5 in the morn!

It's gonna be a great holiday.

Minus the part where I need to spend my free time cracking my head on how to prepare my last classes for SPM next year, plan awesome activities for my ELS club, wash the clothes, feed the dogs, sweep and mop the floor and cook.  Ah screw it.


Happy holidays teachers!



Non-teachers, hang in there - your 1 week leave is almost near! :D


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cheapest Solution For A Slippery Cheap Phone


I am not a techie.

I don't go crazy for the latest iPhone7, Blueberry, and Androidholyfuckrobotsaremakingusslaves.

It's because my wallet's empty a week before my next salary comes in it just doesn't appeal nor occur to me to buy the latest gadgets fresh from China factories with a billion dollar corporation label on it.

I buy only what's practical, and what's practical for me is this phone:


It's a Samsung E2652W Champ.

I like it 'coz it's a dual sim card phone with WiFi features.  The only things I need.  I no longer have to lug two phones with me ('coz I have two numbers if you're a bit slow) and always miss calls and reply messages late when I forget to bring either phone with me.  Plus it's cheap. Below RM400 - for a fully touch screen phone.  And it's sleek too.  All in all, a sweet deal.

HOWEVER.

Being sleek AND cheap has its drawback.


It easily slips from your hand and down it goes into three pieces. 


ALL THE FUCKING TIME.

It has no grip at all.  Eff.


Once, I was about to take a call while ordering my food at KFC and it just effing slipped out of my non-greasy hand.  One part landed near my feet, the other on the counter, and the last part almost went into the fried chicken grill rack.  The cashier kindly returned pieces of my handphone to me.  I bet her phone's waaay sophisticated than mine.  Because she gave me that smile.  Psh.  I bet she doesn't have a car loan.  Psh.


Even though I dropped it accidentally slips out of my hand and breaks apart all time, it still works well.  'Cept for the alarm.  It can creepily set off at midnight without me ever setting it.

So I just can't throw it out! 'Coz it still works.  Another principle I live by is to not waste things.  I'm still wearing my Maybelline eyeshadow which have expired 3 years ago 'coz there's still tones of it.  I need to get the sty on my eye checked though.


Back to my problem.  Since it is an el cheapo phone, they don't sell accessories for this type of phone, say a rubber casing, rubber side grip and whatnots.  Not even on Ebay.


So this is what I do:


PROBLEM = SOLVED.



Sunday, November 13, 2011

5 DAYS LEFT!


...Till I get married.

LOL JK.

Don't tell me you almost believed that.  You're an idiot if you do.


What I wanted to say was...

I HAVE 5 MORE DAYS LEFT TO WORK FOR THIS YEAR!

I know fellow teachers would rejoice with me, but non-teachers would love, love to punch my face right now.

No?

Well, you haters can put a sock in it 'coz we'll probably will be caged in our classrooms longer next year as some genius decide to extend our working hours to 9 whooping hours.

For those who say we deserve it because we 'only work half day' and we have gazillion holidays, well...

I can go on and on and on about the shit we've to put up with in class, at the staffroom and at home, but I choose not too.  My other fellow teachers can do that.  Here's what I can do and say:  FUCK YOU.

SO yes, back to my ecstatic mood before next year when somebody decides that in only 6 months, it is enough to tell whether students and teachers should spend 9 hours at school, I would like to reiterate that I have only 5 days left to wake up at 5 in the morning and probably have a hurricane of a week writing reports, completing datas and playing Angry Birds on my mom's tab during boring end-year meetings.

So yes, have a great final week teachers!

And good luck to all SPM candidates!

And suck it up non-teachers 'coz we gon' have a loooong holiday ahead :D

PS: I apologise to my loyal non-teacher readers if I you feel offended because I love you and I need your traffic (but I'm not sorry to haters.HAHA.)

PPS: IT'S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH TOO! I'll pm my home add to you for those who are on my Facebook :D


Oh yeah, oh yeah!

Monday, November 7, 2011

How To Feed 6 Hyperactive Puppies


When they were just a few weeks old, feeding time was a joy to due their adorableness.


Then they got bigger.


And bigger.


And they just won't stop growing.


Still totally adorable though.  But they can maul you.  Seriously.  They almost got my bro's jugular.  He could have bled to death.

So you can imagine the mayhem of feeding time now.


But not anymore.

'Coz we have a system now.

Chain.  Feed. Unchain.

Someday when on a whim you decide to get half a dozen of puppies, especially Labs or other hyperactive dogs, this may be your solution.

Behold, the miracle system of feeding six hungry little monsters.


FYI, we decided to keep Puput after all (her supposed couldn't take her due to an unfortunate event).


So more fun for us!

And chances of getting mauled.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Significantly Insignificant


Somebody got awarded this:


It was definitely not me.


Fudge.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

OKTOBER FEST!


Attended KK Waterfront's Oktoberfest during the weekend.

We didn't drink much.

Only one mug per person.


I know this photo can cost my job, but screw it.  I traded shopping and movies for grading retarded papers the whole day.  I deserve this.  Damn it I deserve this.

No party photo is complete without the duck face

Best of all, we get to keep the big ass mug!


I heart Octobers now :D

Happiness comes in the form of bloating, piss-inducing beverage


Thursday, October 27, 2011

RM3000 For Birth Certificate?


This is article is taken from Sabahkini.net.

Dear Editor,
I would like to share with you and to all Sabahans who are very concerned with the increasing numbers of foreigners in our beloved state, on a very shocking revelation pertaining the said issue. The numbers may be increasing, but what most of us do not know is, their children are becoming legal citizens of this country, incognito.
We found out about this when we went for our regular trip to a ‘rombengan’ where we listened in awful shock, the story of a Timorese-Tator lady, owner of one of the rombengan stalls, who got her child to have a legal birth certificate.

She and her husband are legal workers here. They have their passports and whatnots. They seem to be making quite a fortune here, too. Of course, they want their children to have a good life too. 

Sabah seems to be a good place to raise their kids. They have enough money to buy a way in for their kids in this country. And apparently, every foreigner who makes enough money will buy their kids the chance to be Malaysian.

With RM3000, they can get their kids to have a birth certificate. They would pay the locals deep in the rural area this amount of money to get them to bring their newborns to the registration department.

These foreigner babies would then be christened according to the locals’ family name. And their race? Would be according to that said locals. And just like that, these foreigner kids are legally local. How the registration department could allow such things, we would never know.

She didn’t end her story there. Probably when she started talking, she couldn’t stop. We just put on our best poker face in fear she’d stop when she realised we were extremely appalled. When their kids reach twelve, they then will seek the same local family for one more transaction. 

Another RM1,000 to bring their children to get their identification cards done. They now can go to school like the locals, and enjoy the benefits of the locals, despite having passport holder parents. And nine years later, they will be eligible to vote for the governing power that can fulfil their needs and protect their rights.

So now, their secret is out on the open. It may not be a well-known secret, but I really hope that Sabahkini.net can do its part in making sure the people are aware of such disgusting ‘transactions’.

I also hope that those people in power can do something about this horrific issue. We do not know how long this thing as has been going it, but one thing is for sure, if it continues; we, the locals will soon be outnumbered, and doomed.

Bad Regards,
CONCERNED SABAHAN


++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I wanted to blog about this, but then again, I was afraid it would become a 'sensitive issue' and I'd be hunted down to take an oath that I was pissed drunk when I wrote it.  

But I'm pretty sure you damn right know who wrote this article. :D

Thoughts?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sausage The Riot Dog


Think your dog is a rebellious mutt?  Who protests being collared, shooed out of the house, or be given its medicines?

Well for those who don't know it yet, I'd like you to meet Loukanikos, or 'Sausage' in Greece.

He is Athen's world famous Riot Dog.


He is only a stray, but he's at almost every major protest in Greece since 2008.


But Sausage isn't the first Riot Dog in Greece.  He is the successor of the first Riot Dog, Kanellos.


Kanellos had been 'attending' riots since the 90's.  He appeared in photographs of general assembly of students in the occupied National Techical University of Athens, as a puppy.  Can't imagine how awfully cute that would had been.  But he died in 2008 of possibly old age.

And now Greece has Sausage.


And he's been with the people of Greece ever since.


Fighting along side with his human pack for the same cause (a few pets and treats perhaps?)


And probably sometimes taking things into his own ehem, paws.


Making the people all the more believe in the cause they are fighting for.  'Coz if this mutt cares, why can't the people care?


He's so famous, there are even caricatures about him.


You can read more about him here.

And let your heart melt watching this collection of pictures and videos of him fighting side by side with the protestors.


Now go and hug your dogs 'coz they are the best.  Whether they refuse to take their vitamins or not.