Friday, March 29

A Post 3068.1 Miles Away from Home

In the mood for Caffeine by Yoseob

Hello from the land of the rising sun!

The time now in Osaka is 1:57am. I couldn't sleep after that cup of mocha about two hours and so ago. So right now I'm waiting for my freshly boiled water to cool down a bit so that I could be a bit warm before going to bed.

The weather here is not an issue... until night time. I have this feeling that the cells in my foot are bitten by frostbite every time I took off my socks. But anyhoo it's getting warmer. The sakuras are already blooming in this part of Japan.

Hmmm what else should I type before going to bed?

I'm not gonna post the pics that I've taken yet - I shall have them posted in multiple blog posts, like the one I did for my Korea trip.

Oklah dah mengantuk.

[31/3 - Edited the title, harumphhhhhh]

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Friday, March 22

Cuti cuti cuti hahaha

Core leave day 2: sangap tahap cipan.

I'm leaving for Oosaka this Monday but I haven't started packing.

I still need to buy socks. The long ones that can be used for solat.

And food. What about food? Baru beli megi je. Serunding bagai belum beli lagi.

And my luggage bag. Belum bawa turun dari atas cabinet. Masih berhabuk tebal sebab dah setahun lebih tak pakai. Nak kena cuci kot?

Sangap gile. Malas nak packing. Tapi nanti kang lupa apa2. Malas tul.

Dah la pergi tempat jauh dan amat foreign. Ok la takde la foreign sangat kot. Kalau Estonia tu ye foreign.

Aduh sangap.

Sunday, March 17

May We Have Pleasant Journeys, Liv.

Finally I got the one that I've been wanting for.

There was this time ago when I first know about this shoe. Now, being a person who doesn't exercise, when I saw the price online (on eBay summore) I was overwhelmed - let's just say it's way beyond what I was expecting. I could get several other shoes for walking (bersiar-siar dan bukan marathon ye) with that price. So then I shifted my vision to other shoes/sneakers and it settled down to New Balance.

I followed a sneakers-lover who posted a lot of NB sneakers pics on tumblr. And he did give some good reviews on NB, so that made me want it more.

And so yesterday my buddies and I went NB-hunting. Since the factory was closed, K suggested that we go to Fahrenheit88; there is an NB shop there. We agreed to park at Pavilion and walk to F88. But after a while I felt halfhearted since we have to cross a busy street to go there, so I kept delaying until after Maghrib prayers.

After the prayers, I walked to see my friends who were inside a store by the end of the other side of the building. Then I saw the Sketchers shop. Something made me want to go inside, and lo, behold. I saw Liv.

Saw the price. Contemplated.

The salesgirl showed me another type which costs less. Tried that on. Asked the salesgirl to get Liv. Tried it on. Loved it.

The rest is history.

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Wednesday, March 13


Methinks by the end of this month (whilst I'm off for my trip weeehoooo) my team will be relocated to another place, together with the rest of the big team. While I am happy to move (I don't really like my current place; fell sick too many times already since we moved there last year), I don't really delighted with the new seating arrangement.

You see, being an anti-social (self-proclaimed but might be 95.7% true) I am, I'd prefer to have a workstation where I could do my work without any unwelcomed disturbances. I'd be uber happy if they provide partitions for each workstations. The current seating suits me fine; my boss on my right (who would always be tied up), and another an-soc on my left. So I could give my attention to the screen most of the time.

But then the new arrangement makes me sit beside someone that I am close to. That means around 30% of my attention would be gone, provided that the person likes to talk to me most of the time. And considering the fact that this person loves to speak random nonsense, I bet around 25-35% more will be gone.


Would it make me a bad person, preferring not to sit beside someone that is close to me?

(Actually I have more to write, but I could not think straight. Gon' go to bed, toodles)

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Monday, March 11

City Hall (2009)

Omo omo omo I regret not watching this series earlier, because despite it's a genre that I don't really like, I totally love it!

Synopsis from DramaWiki:
City Hall is a drama that will deal with politics in a romantic comedy genre. It's about the happenings between a young woman mayor and an elite bureaucrat. Jo Gook is an exceedingly smart government official. He passed the Higher Civil Service quickly, and basically is the perfect guy. But being a deputy mayor is not enough for him. He lives with the dream of becoming South Korea's President. He should have easily gone straight to the top, but due to an unexpected incident, he gets dispatched as a deputy mayor for a provincial small town, Inju City, where Shin Mi Rae was working. Shin Mi Rae is a low-ranking secretary in Inju, but she works her way up in becoming the youngest City Mayor. As their paths met, they have to deal with each other's personal and social differences. But despite their constant bickerings, would they end up in each other's arms?

I am not gonna put my review for this drama as I'm not good in doing recap (drama lama summore), so go here to have a read: DramaBeans: City Hall. But my thoughts in point form (malas nak susun elok2):
. I totally love the lead couple in this, so cute and so loving. Kudos to Kim Sun-ah and Cha Seung-won to carry their characters magnificently.
. I also love the second leads' couple, especially towards the end. Not a single time I could see Jung-do trying to be more than just friends with Mi-rae. And although Joo-hwa is sometimes annoying, but due to her petite stature, her annoyance is quite cute (sorta).
. Yoon Se-ah is very beautiful. Maybe it's because the drama was three years before I actually know her (through WGM), she looks a bit different now - maybe probably she was a bit chubbier in the face back then? Because it took me so long to register Go Go-hae is actually her.
. Soo-in! That very cute guy from the Equator Man and City Hunter, he got me looked at his profile in DramaWiki this time (and so his name is Lee Joon-hyuk).
. There was not a single time I skipped scenes in the drama although the genre is not something I prefer to watch. Even the Elder's, although I don't really like him in this drama. And my perceptions of him here are influencing the one in Cheer Up, Mr. Kim. Ah why does he has to be a fearsome figure in both dramas? Huhuhu...
. The ending! Probably the best ending for a K-drama that I have ever watched! CAPSLOCK COULD NOT DESCRIBE THE SATISFACTION I HAVE RIGHT NOW! NOR EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!
. Although she is a very talented actress, Kim Sun-ah was not as annoying as in her other dramas I watched. Maybe because she has to become a respectable public figure? But that is one change that I really like.

Aduhai! My points are not giving justice to this drama... Go watch the drama if you haven't, or go read the review if you don't have time to watch. Trust me, you'll be hooked to this drama like I did :D

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy

Sunday, March 10

A (Wee Bit) Late Revelation

I was just thinking last week about this someone who is, despite his busy and very tight schedule, never fails to update his blog regularly. How did he manage to update them with no-nonsense entries made me think,
"Even this guy could update them whenever he has free time, but me? Wasting it all on refreshing tumblr and twitter; watching K-pop and K-dramas; even fb-ing, when I actually do have the ideas and that wee bit of time."
So then I thought, should I do the same then?

Until it turned out that is quitting his blog - not that I did not know that he will be very tied up until the end of April (I presume).

But behold. I'm not doing this for him. What does he has to do with my blogging, apart from being inspirational?

So expect some more entries in the near future. Especially when I'm embarking another trip come the end of this month, yatta!

But anyway, thanks Kim Dong-wan, for being inspirational to me.

ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy