Sunday, June 28

The Nameless Monster.

by Franz Bonaparta/Klaus Poppe (a fictional character in the manga Monster by Naoki Urasawa).

Once upon a time, there lived a monster without a name.
The monster wanted a name so badly he couldn't stand it.
So the monster decided to go off on a journey to find himself a name.

But because the world was so big, the monster split in two and went on two separate journeys.
One went east... and the other went west...

The one that went east found a village.
There was a blacksmith at the village entrance.
"Mr.Blacksmith, please give me your name."
"I can't give you my name."
"If you give me your name, I will jump inside you and make you stronger in return."
"Really? I'll give you my name if you can make me stronger."
The monster jumped inside the blacksmith.
The monster became Otto the blacksmith.

Otto the blacksmith was the strongest man in the village.
But one day... "Look at me! Look at me! The monster inside me has grown this big!"
Chomp. Munch. Crunch. Gulp.
The hungry monster ate Otto from the inside out.

He went back to being a monster without a name.

Even though he jumped inside Hans the shoemaker...
Chomp. Munch. Crunch. Gulp.
He went back to being a monster without a name again.
Even though he jumped inside Thomas the hunter...
Chomp. Munch. Crunch. Gulp.
He still went back to being a monster without a name.

The monster went to the castle to find a wonderful name.
Inside the castle, there was a very sick boy.
"I'll make you stronger if you give me your name."
"I'll give you my name if you can cure my illness and make me stronger."
The monster jumped inside the boy.
The boy became very healthy.
The king was delighted.
"The prince is well! The prince is well!"

The monster became fond of the boy's name.
He also grew fond of his life inside the castle.
That's why he endured even when he became hungry.
Everyday, even when his stomach became very empty, he endured.
But because he became so hungry...

"Look at me! Look at me! The monster inside me has grown this big!"
The boy ate his father, his servants, and everyone.
Chomp. Munch. Crunch. Gulp.

Because everyone was gone, the boy left on a journey.

He walked and walked for days.
One day, the boy met the monster that went west.
"I have a name. It's a wonderful name.
And then the monster that went west said, "I don't need a name. I'm happy even if I don't have a name. Because we're monster without names"

The boy ate the monster that went west.
Even though he now had a name, there was no one left to call him by his name...
It's a wonderful name.

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Wednesday, June 17


In the mood for Goodbye my Love by 8eight

Lo5 things that I want at this instant (6:10pm MYT)
1. Starbucks' Hazelnut Hot Chocolate
2. KFC
3. Time Off
4. My friend's book
5. Extra sleep

Lo5 things I want to do at the moment
1. Singing loudly in the middle of the office
2. Blog
3. Write short stories
4. Dance to 2NE1's FIRE and 2PM's Niga Mibda
5. Drive to the nearest KFC

Lo5 thing I have to do against my will at the moment
1. Macro
2. Refrain from taking short nap
3. Pretend that I'm in a really bad mood
4. Not imagining the succulent KFC chicken
5. Stay awake

Lo5 I wish for at the moment
1. All my good buddies to sign up for Twitter and be active
2. Powerful yet affordable internet connection at home
3. Megaupload not being shitty when I download the dramas when I get back from work today
4. Half-day leave
5. World peace

Lo5 things I will do after typing this
1. Lock my PC
2. Go to the washroom
3. Go to the cafeteria after that
4. Get one piece of fried chicken
5. Eat that fried chicken

(At this time of posting, I'm eating that piece of fried chicken.. yum!)

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Thursday, June 11


In the mood for Juliette by SHINee

bantering bantering bantering

The answer to why I don't blog as much as I previously do:

THE Twitter.

I'm not expecting anything, but if you do wanna follow my updates, follow me on Twitter =] My username is dybb. Introduce yourself, and I might follow you back =]

Ok. Now, since I've already started an entry, lemme just continue typing.

1. I have a new hobby now - knitting. Ya btol, knitting. Okeh la, takley nak consider hobby lagi. I just learned the very basic of knitting. And on my way to produce a decent-sized coin pouch. Yay.

2. Semalam lepas balik keje pegi la pam tayar kat stesen minyak P berhadapan sekolah antarabangsa kat Ampang tuh. Masa pam dua tayar depan tu ok je. Tuptup bila pam tayar belakang sebelah kiri, makin lama makin kempis. Bengang giler aku. Nasib baik la ade stesen minyak M dekat2 situ, dan juga yang kempis tu tayar belakang. So dengan berhati-hati (kot) aku pun drive le ke M. Sekali pam letronik dia pun takleh pakai. Alhamdulillah ade pulak pam oldschool dekat sebelah dia, so in a way I don't have to drive yet again to another petrol station nearby. Dah abih pam tu, aku pun drive le ke rumah. Sekali hati tak puas, so singgah la dan mengepam balik kat stesen S. Bila dah puas hati, singgah kat stall Hassan Burger kat depan 7E kat BBAmpang dan membeli burger oblong.

3. I'm so through updating daily pics on tumblr. Bukan ape, I don't have the camera and the sceneries and the will. So, I'll put this statement on tumblr afterwards. And only upload a bulk of pics at a time. So in a way aku meneruskan la jugak koleksi gambar-gambarku ituh, cuma tak daily la.

4. Emmm tu je. Can't think of anything else. Other than waiting for my iPod kwakwakwa yeah I know last time I said I don't want any iPod. It's just a matter of change of taste.

Over to you, Scottie.

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Monday, June 1

Just for The Sake of Updating

In the mood for Insomnia by Wheesung

It's 4am++. I was going to retire for the day (again, for the second time) when I saw the link to his blog (his name has to be protected in order not to be suntuted by him later when he sees this entry iuaheoiaehiheoaiue :P).

After knowing him for a while, I really, really thought his spoken English is flawless (compared to mine). And I had some WTF moments where he publicly mocking my pronunciations and such - it's not like English is my mother tongue or something, so for me it's kinda acceptable la kan. SO when I saw the link to his blog and read his entries, I was like, OMG the façade. Lucky he works in a call centre, answering calls (duh) and don't need to draft replies to important correspondences. And it's not like he wrote articles for the daily news.

Nobody's perfect, right?

And it's not like my written English is waaaayyyy much better than him. But there's this thing call SPELLCHECKER. Use it.

In another limelight, my (cousin's) cat Montel and her four kittens (the fifth one passed away that very morning) has left the premise until further notice. It's kinda sad to see her go, with all her adorable-but-sickly second-batch kittens, after three? four? five? years taking care of her.

She was a good cat, almost all the time had her business done where it supposed to be, being sweet and all. But to take care all of her bushy kitties is really a hard work, especially for my sis Chea, since cleaning them would be very tiresome as they're still small and don't know how to dry themselves after baths. It hurts to watch every time my mum bathe them; she did not towel them dry like she supposed to do. And they'd shiver until one of us took them upstairs and blow dry them up

And so, I (on behalf of my sibs) wish them happy life with Montel's rightful owner.

Okay, time to wrap it up. Will story about my friend's new-found happy life later.

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy