Wednesday, June 20, 2007

.: Symbol or Show-Off?:.

Heard from a colleague lately about proposing to a girl and he bought a ring for the proposal. Apparently, the ring for proposal is different from the wedding ring.

It needs 1 ring for proposal, and if the girl says the 3 big words "YES I DO!", he will need to buy another ring (2 rings! one for himself!) to be known as THE wedding ring..

My eyes widen when I heard that, not to say I didn't know and I think I've heard it before somewhere... (just admit I dunno-lah!!!), I was like " HUH!! Really?" And I immediately thought of how much should it cost for a wedding, be it a presentable one? Then the girl can have 2 rings! Hmmm think about it, if it's gonna be an engagement, will it be 3 rings in total? If the guy is well-to-do, the girl can have 3 diamond platinum rings for making the vow!

I mean.. I'm not sure about you girls, some of you may curse me from the back of your voice that I am stupid for making this post, but is it necessary? It is ALL BERRY VERY SWEET to have the love one to propose to you with a beautiful ring, and both make the lifelong vow with a different ring. Is this the tradition? Or have the brands misled the public for god knows how many years?

I admit that we all dream to have the perfect & romantic proposal ever, NEVER MIND if the wedding is such a havoc but the proposal MUST BE ROMANTIC!! So next time we can tell our children how their father proposed to us with the cheeks blushing and the eyes glowing with tears of proud. And also tell to our friends how our boyfriend propose to us, paused in the middle to expect "Wowwww!" "Waaaaahhh!" "Oh my goddddd that's soooo sweeeeeeeettt!!" etc response with us having the biggest grin of life on our face!

And during the wedding we thirst for blessings from every single souls we know, recognition from relatives which is gonna make our parents proud, and whenever they talk about our wedding next time, it's gonna be "Wow you know her wedding is such a grand one! Her parents is SOOOOO proud to get this son-in-law!!!"

(As you see I begin to day dream)

My point is.. there are times when we can dream of the best, but also can try to be understanding if it doesn't turn out to be the way we want. If your guy is not well-to-do, is it really important to be assured with the brightest visible diamond that topped the platinum ring? Would you be happy if he spent almost half, maybe all of his savings just to give you a wedding that you're gonna remember and envied by the relatives and friends for the rest of your life? The ceremony is important, the whole meaning behind it is important, but, to be able to build your life together afterwards and be proud of each other for the rest of your life, and be determined of the life partner that you've chosen, for better or worse, through sickness and death, through success and falls, and you're gonna love him/her for the rest of your life, isn't this more important?

Friday, June 15, 2007

.: Warmth :.

Walked alone in the rain yesterday after getting off LRT... A slow walk may seem to be perfect, but having the worry of getting sick, I just put on my earphone, and took light & fast steps instead.

Along the road I saw traffic that were there to pick up children/wife/husband/parents etc... I was glad I didn't call my mom to come pick me up or she'd have stuck there forever..

Was troubled by some thoughts, a walk in the rain perhaps can help me think better. Slowly I realize my face was wet. After crossing a junction I had to stop under the traffic light as it was green, I couldn't possible cross the road without getting honked by maddening drivers..

I was still under the traffic light after few minutes, I wondered what would they think sitting in their vehicles, comfortably.. My mind wandered off with the lyrics "What goes around, comes around .. " I could already imagine the nagging from mom " Why didn't bring umbrella... Why didn't call me.. " bla.. Consciously I looked to the back, no one. I was relief. You gotta be extra cautious living in the society as such nowadays..

Just when I started to wonder when will it turn red, a shadow sheltered me. I looked up and saw a familiar face, couldn't help but gave him a smile - my brother held the umbrella above of my head. He pushed me lightly, with the usual-typical sarcastic tone he said:"Is it so cool to walk under the rain huh?"

We walked home together..

"Wait lar! Dont walk so fast I can't catch up!" He complained.

"Dont bother! It's okay!"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

.: Understandable .... not :.

I have this doubt since morning and I just can't figure out why people will behave as such - which I encountered this morning in Star LRT.

It happened like this...

8.05am, the next train arrived at Bukit Jalil Start LRT station. As usual, I stepped into the train when doors opened and found a spot where it fits 1 person. It's the end of the deck so I lean on the wall and face front while people are sitting on my both sides.

Side track: Why I'd say it fits 1 person. Now, the civilization of mankind has come to a stage where "privacy" is something that everybody asks for in any place, including lift, bus, train. The minimum SPACE that everyone seeks for from stranger is as minimum as few inches apart from each other, and it could be as comfortable already. So, the 1 person space is what I prefer as I think it makes me comfortable, and I won't be in anyone's way to get into, or get out of the train. I wouldn't mind standing side holding the hanger as long as the person next to me, or in front of me, of behind of me respects both of us enough to try not making me feel like she/he is trying to molest me.

Okay, story continues.

8.15am, train arrived at Taman Tasik Selatan station, 2 girls came in, aged around 12-13 y/o with a sister(I guess) accompanied them. One of the adolescence came to stand next to me, and she's not skinny, she's quite a plump girl, so I moved 1-2 step to the right giving her space wondering why she still wants to squeeze in. Another 2 girls were in front of me. This girl who's next to me asked her friend, a specky skinny girl to came stand with her, which made 3 persons standing in a place that fits for maximum 2! And having 2 persons already making it strange enough as there's no space in between already! And that friend really stepped in and squeeze in between me and the plump girl. And I had to take 1-2 steps to the right some more, and now my right leg is actually in between of the legs of a sitting guy. I wouldn't know if he's feeling excited or feeling strange, he just looked down and reading his chinese comic book.

Feeling weird enough, this 2 girls didn't seem to feel anything wrong. Specky little girl was holding an article printed from school/home, teaching the plump girl. And she sang, I think. Some islamic story as I peeked. Don't get me wrong I am equally excited and even felt glad that they are very interested into the learning as you don't see many teenagers like that around anymore! However, being as stubborn as I am too I didn't give in and just let this 2 adolescences take my place! I even doubt and took extra cautious on my phone in my pocket - you never know what people are up to nowadays.

For some seconds I thought I am invisible to them.

Their sister asked the specky girl to come out and stand near her when she got a place to sit after few stations. And I thought "oh good! At last!" as I know she must have understood the girls were making me uncomfortable. Though I've got my Justin Timberlake jamming my eardrum I could figure out that the specky little girl said something like :" nah, I'm fine,I can lean on the wall" What? HELLO~~~~?

Alright... alright.. giving up the thoughts to feel hesitated yet want to make them feel they shouldn't have done that, I continued standing on my spot until my stop. I got out at Masjid Jamek station carrying the thought of .. strangeness. Perhaps when they're older they will understand the need for some privacy and the respect to keep a minimum distance, even at public place.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

.: It's a small small world :.

Have you been to tourist spots where they consolidated the world's famous spots and made a park full of them? And you "tour around the world" in 1 1/2 hrs and making sure your cybershot never miss the 7 wonders of the world?

What is it like when you're in a park like that but instead of places you see, it's the people you meet?

Never thought that playing a virtual game, make it Online can somehow bring people together, greet each other, or hate each other unknowing how they even look like! Does this eliminate the discrimination by race/appearance? It doesn't matter how beautiful/handsome you are, once you behave like a bitch or a jerk you are recognized as that.

Eirinn:"I can't resurrect. They are camping me!"

Gundisalv:"Just hang on. Now this adds on to our vengeance ain't it :)"

It's a virtual world, people might say. BUT yet the virtual person in the game reflects the personality of the player directly, they can be any of these:

Knowledgeable and wise,
funny and comedic,
passive and introvert,
petty and hateful,
self-centered and greedy,
strategic and skillful,
un-responsive and selfish,
control-freak and dictatorship,
leader and follower,
And the list go on and on .......

Player 1:"I die one after another resurrection! There are just too many around in a sudden. Can somebody help me!"

Player 2: "Lol.. face problem"

Player 1: "Hey! I ask for a hand and I got **** response?"

Player 3: "Chill mate, he was just kidding, don't be so emotional!"

Now, words as simple and you can never hear a person saying it can actually make you happy or provoke your anger. Ridiculous you might say. But that's how powerful wording is.

Game as such attracts the attention of parents. Mine nagged plenty when we first got hooked up to the trend and now compromised, even stood behind me watching me pawn mobs, or got pawned. Guess they understand this is one of the ways to know people and see more personalities that we don't normally see, be it in the family or work place.

"Oh man!! I took the wrong route!" I sighed. "Now I have to run from the top of the map till the end!"

"Haha, why? you didn't understand the map?" Mom asked.

"You see, here is where I'm supposed to go, and here is the shortest way. But why didn't I see the whole map is surrounded by mounts and I can't get through it" I explained.

"Awwwww, pity u...." Bro added sarcastically.

"Shut" I said.

She giggled and walked away.

I can't agree more that somehow it teaches, it is not merely playing. You learn when you play and you can find out there are people like yourself, or the total opposite. It's like a mirror to yourself when you see people behaving like you. Don't be surprised when you actually dislike that person. Take a thought to it and realize some ugly sides of yours are discovered by yourself through the mirror.

Game like this is not meant to play alone, if you don't like interaction, or can't take the insults positively thrown by the enemies, play offline game instead.

Karlx: "Old Mc'Donald have a farm.. Eee Aaa Eee Aaar Yo!!"

Gundisalv: "There he is."

Eirinn: "Hey I thought you still need some Yeti Fur." A heartily reminder while summoning Pinto.

Karlx: "Yup!"

"Okay! Alterac Mountain it is .Hey you shorty don't get pawn when you get down here!". Gundisalv mount to his war stallion.

Karlx petting his panther:"Eee Aa Eee Aar O!!!Shorty ain't me! Clemex! Get out from the Ogre's tummy! We gotta go."


Friday, June 01, 2007

.: Publishing the Talent :.

Congratulations on KeeYin making his own blog just yesterday 31st May 2007--

"Within My Vision of Just Another Blink" pinned the title. :)

Talent born un-wasted, I'm sure he will share with you all a more informative & thoughts storming, exotic & mind-teasing, comedic & heart touching entries which will leave you a space to ponder.

Go on, leaving comments to his site as he will making more entries in the days to come. Criticisms are welcome. Debate if you disagree .. this hunk likes stuff to be hot. :)