Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I was thinking of an idea, of something i want to do but can't because i don't know how. I have this idea in my mind to create this website which is like a classified ad website, but for UIA. so in it would be housing for students (houses wanted, roommates wanted, house for rent, etc), car rentals, lost and found, services, promotion, etc. at the very least it would save people paper...!
for example, the lost and found.
when people put a listing under lost they specify what it is that they lost, eg, a handphone with the descriptions and all. then somehow the system would match up the 'losts' and potential 'founds'. obviously there is security to think about as well...
just one of the random ideas i got while wandering around UIA aimlessly reading the notice boards full of 'illegal' posters and advertisements.
a post about the posters in UIA
Friday, August 15, 2008
My social networking skills were called into play a few days ago - a friend asked me if I knew any service apartments and if I knew where to find a DJ since her friend wanted to throw a party.
Service apartment? The only one I know is the Ascott where we stalked the Manchester United youth team last summer. That is near KLCC, and will probably be very expensive.
DJ? Well... one of my friends met and fell in love with a DJ in Sunway, but that’s all I have.
She then asked if I knew this other girls' phone number since she had a party recently, but I had no idea. But I could refer her to another friend with more contacts...
I asked her when the party was going to be held and she replied, "Tomorrow..!"
At my cousin's wedding some of her sister's friends were also there and they asked me where I studied. I told them in UIA, and in Architecture. Turns out her sister was my classmate... They were in the Kuantan campus, and I asked if they knew my Malay classmate, and they did…
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I have been told time and time again that I can be very unfriendly when I feel like it. I know this to be true, but only on rare occasions. The truth is, I'm just embarrassingly shy and self deprecating. If I don't say hi to you when I see you around campus, its not because I'm stuck up and snobby. Its usually because of one of these reasons:
1.I don't want to disturb you when you are with your friends
2.I don't want to disturb you when you are enjoying your solitude
3.I don't know if you remember or recognise me since we met randomly through friends of friends and only ever said hello once, in passing.
4.I don't know if you even want to see me around, let alone start some small talk with you
5.I'm not sure if you're the person I think you are. Some people look so alike.
6.I don't remember your name (sorry!) or I don't remember how we met, or if we ever even met at all, or if you are just one of those faces I see every day.
7.I'm terrible at small talk and socially awkward. And shy, like I said.
9.okay sometimes i just can't be bothered or am too lazy or i'm in a hurry.
Another thing – if I say hi to you once, does that mean I have to say hi to you always and forever? Even if we just saw each other a while ago and will probably see each other around again soon?
So if i don't tegur you please don't take it personally...
(I blame constantly moving around the world for this)
Friday, August 1, 2008
Firstly, I'm sorry the pictures aren't up yet - Facebook refuses to upload my pictures for some odd reason.
Many of my classmates are back from their overseas studying, so today we had a mini-reunion in the middle of the hustle and bustle that was Mamma Mia. For the uninitiated, Mamma Mia is an eatery in IIUM where many students choose to hang out for lunch in. This is because not only is it air-conditioned (not that you can feel it when its packed) it also caters to international tastes, i.e. people who can't eat spicy food. Prices are on the steep side for students, but most are willing to pay albeit grumbling a bit. The lady at the cashier always seems apologetic when quoting prices, but oh well. Bagging a table is a matter of great importance if you plan on eating in the air-conditioning as by 12.30 it starts to fill up extremely fast, and by 2 it empties out. You can usually see the same faces there every day but once in a while you get fresh blood, always recognizable by their raised eyebrows, widened eyes and generally incredulous looks when reaching the cashier.
Anyways, I arrived at our mini reunion quite late since I had no idea it was going on. So in the end I only spent 15 minutes with my friends before huffing off to studio, but not before indulging in an Oreo J.Co. These things are dangerous. Before, if you wanted J.Co donuts, you'd have to drag yourself all the way to Pavillion to satisfy your cravings. Now, every time there is any sort of fest/carnival/stall setup in IIUM, a J.Co stall sprouts up. This time its even worse, because there are two. One in my Kulliyyah, KAED, and one in the Center near the bridge. Also there is a Big Apple stall. All these factors do not positively contribute to any weight loss diet anyone might have, but as for myself, yes, I might gain weight, but at what artery clogging cost? Today I was guilty of binging on two donuts, Oreo and banana-choc. Yesterday I had Tiramisu, as I did the day before. Come to think of it, my sugar intake has been abnormally high this week. I've had chocolate for breakfast on three straight days, plus a handful of sour nerds every time I get back to my room. then of course the donuts. and the other day I bought mango juice which was half sugar water. Oh and in my desperate attempt to stay awake in class, I finished 3/4 of a sour mentos tube.
Falling asleep in class. I seem to be doing that regularly these days, and I don't know why. Its extremely annoying because the moment the lecturer opens his/her mouth, I get drowsy, and the moment class is over I'm fresh as a daisy. Add to this the fact that I always sit in front (supposedly so I can pay attention) which means any nodding of the head or drooping of the eyelids is blatantly obvious to the lecturers if they cared to look up. I have tried almost everything - eating candy in class, texting. doodling. writing, squirming in my seat, even trying to strike up a sleepy conversation with my neighbor. None of them work more than a few seconds. I'd like to blame on my lack of sleep last week due to so many assignments but I have to see if next week is any different to make any conclusion.
This post was supposed to be about my classmates returning. But I haven't really talked to them yet. Oh but I did go out to the airport to fetch Nadiah, along with Ilham and Ayesha. I love going to the airport., but thats another topic altogether. Anyways Nadiah told us her adventure with MAS which left us feeling "how in the world did that happen!?"
Finding a lunch buddy is getting harder as the semester progresses. Not everyone has time or wants to have lunch anymore, but I need to have lunch or else I'll starve. And I hate eating alone. Especially in UIA.
I looked up 'drowsiness' and being a hypochondriac, I believe I'm suffering from Narcolepsy