Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weekend wayang kulit

The weather's turning colder and colder this few days.... urghh~ not anticipating the winter AT ALL.
=_____=

By the way, had a wayang kulit show at the Queen Victoria museum this afternoon.
and.... how should I put this ehh?...ermmm....
It reminded me the cultural stuffs in Malaysia. It's such a shame that we  have never really look into each others' culture despite living in a country which has a rich ethnicity and cultural background.


Basically, the wayang kulit tells about a prince trying to save the princess and of course, with ultraman-beating-monster kind of arrangement (means typical arrangement lah). Out of 100%, I only manage to comprehend like 5% of the entire shadow puppet show. When the puppeteer starts singing, the only thing I could do is stare at the screen....haha. Knowing Bahasa only help when the performers announce the song title eg. 'Mimpi" etc, and when they conversed in English. But I still enjoy it pretty much, just like the local school kids beside me.

In a way, it brought me back to my childhood, where my grandpa and aunties walked us to a field near my old house to watch a Chinese opera (not HK Soap Opera!). Each and everyone of us will be holding tightly to our very own 'bangku' (small chair),  as if we wil never live missing the show.
But, I don't think family nowadays still doing it. =(

Okay, back to the 'wayang kulit' case.
The play was made up from a combination of local Tasmanians, Indonesian PR and students. That's my first time seeing an AngMo playing sets of gong! and of course, my very first time enjoying a live shadow puppet show.
When I was small, I use to have nightmare with the Chinese puppet show.... maybe too much of horror movie like 'Child's Play'.


Regret of the day : 
Penang CNY Street festival 2012 庙会 - backstage of the Chinese opera


FORGOTTEN MY DAMN CAMERA!!! 


video
But, at least I got a small part of the show on my not-so-smart nokia XD


Saturday, April 28, 2012

BERSIH 3.0

It's THE DAY, which was supposed to be the day for the rakyat to speak out loud in silence.
Overall, the event was a success
(especially those held overseas).

But why is the one in our capital being the WORST?
Yellow coloured shirt turning into a blood-stained shirt is not something that we the rakyat wanted to see.
Sigh.... politics.
Why is the one back home being the worst?
Is that the act of the present government to create chaos among the supporters so that there won't be one in future?
Or the opposition was pulling up a show just to amplify the negative side of our currently ruling  party?

Oh politics.... it's a dirty game. X(
No body can be trusted, but we'll still need a stand.

What can the people do when they can only choose a side that they suspect less?

Confused.....

Monday, April 23, 2012

Some updates

It rained half an hour ago, and now.... kind of chilly. =____=
\PERFECT WEATHER TO CUDDLE UNDER MY QUILT AND BECOME A PIG!

I feel less stressful when it rains.
It somehow reminds me of home,
but at the same time reminding me that I'm away from home.
Why?  Coz it rarely rains in Tassie, everydrop is precious.
When it rains, it's too cold for the water vapour to fill up the air and make the surrounding smell like how it usually smell in the tropics. One of my African friend told me once that the thing he miss the most in Africa is the small after a heavy downpour. I'm totally in that!

Well, enough of the crap.
Remember I said about my Easter trip?
There you go, some brief updates.

Part 1: North West/West Tasmania roadtrip with classmate
People might say 外国的月亮比较圆 "Moon's rounder overseas"
but to me, the blue sky here has never fail to amaze me 
(despite already being here for years)

Another thing you can be sure you will get in Tassie is uncertain weather....
Now you see the sun, now you don't...duh~

with the whole gang! all architecture student and 1 interior

A long and time consuming journey

Finally, we reached our destination!
The Dismal Swamp


Jackie - Singaporean sleeping beauty with a palm-size Samsung tablet
=_____=lll

Justin - Paparazzi imported from HongKong..... 
He has a MASSIVE camera lens! SERIOUSLY!

Tommy - the new comer from KKinabalu!



Raging beach or bitch? *chuckles*

I  saw my hearts


Hyundai - not a comfort car for long journey



PART 2: Picnic at Bridport with Kak Sal & family
Again, the blue blue sky =D

me housmates - Pipi & Mimi

Kak Sal's son, KAWAII!!! >_

Sitting by the sea

Another housemate

Feels very Batu Ferringhi, but with crystal clear water



Volcanic granite along the beach! Loving the colour, so brilliant!

Group photo before heading back.... Just love candid shot =P

Tomorrow and Wednesday are holiday! 
Yay!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Stop the world

Just finished dinner and had some really good fish dish (of course I cooked!)
Nyonya Sambal steamed Wrasse (one of the commonly caught fish by line)
and Lemon and Chilli (thai style). I have forgotten when's the last time I ate fish (fish N chip ain't a proper fish meal! typical Asian...haha).

Well, almost the end of our easter break and going to have a road trip with few classmates on the day just before uni starts again! XO *will update about that if time permits =P*

Random...random...random.....

Let my media player run on shuffling mode and this song was played

"Stop the World" - Matthew West


He sings mostly Christian and country songs. (from what I noticed)
I like particularly from 4min30s onwards, where he sings with his daughter. So KAWAIII!
"Oh mummy, Lulu loves you..."
It somehow reminded me of a mandarin song, quite an old song though.

齐豫《女人与小孩》 which my mum used to listen.


Kids' voice can be very soothing (provided that they don't scream and run around). haha....
WTH....

chao~

Friday, April 6, 2012

显。。。

很明显的“显”。。。
在网上读了一篇演讲稿(好久没动中文了),有几段蛮有趣的。


别人有民主,我们也有民主;
我们的民主是“你是民,我是主”。

别人有自由,我们也有自由;
我们的自由是“别人有什么,我就得有什么”

你有斑马线,“引导车子给行人让路的斑马线”。
我也有斑马线-“引诱行人给车子压死的斑马线”。

中国人对老外说:“你知道中国人不团结是什么意思?是上帝的意思!因为中国有上亿人口,团结起来,万众一心,你受得了?是上帝可怜你们,才教中国人不团结。”

他人也许都是一条条的虫,但,团结起来,都是一团团的龙!
我们也许都是一条条的龙,但,团结起来,都是一堆堆的虫!
何解?
两个字-[内斗]

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

3rd March

No idea why I used the date as the title.... well, maybe it's almost holiday! Even though it's just a week holiday, I'm really still really looking forward to it. The only bad thing is having an assignment deal less than a  week later. Hmm.... Not going to care too much, no matter what, the point of having a break is to prepare oneself for the upcoming challenge...haha... excuse~

Still pondering whether I should take winter course... which is going to take up almost all of my winter break. Or keep it for semester 2, and have a real get away. =S

The weather is not getting too cold yet.... but certainly can imagine it.
What should I do during the break? Can't go to the mainland D= First thought of going to Adelaide.....urgh~ sad case. Well, Tassie still have lots to offer, so not worrying about that.

前几天,老弟聊了清明,我才发现。。。
原来我错过了很多家里的拜拜,清明。
记得小时候,
双手握着一对二十仙的硬币,念念有词。。。*一抛!*。。。
“哇。。。太嫲嫲笑你啊!”

时间久了,我也忘了什么是“笑”,什么是“气”。
总之,吃饱就好!=D

清明。。。hmm....
大伙们颜色斑斓的鸭舌帽,
小叔婆的肉粽,
二姑的鸡蛋糕 ,
kuih koci, 发糕,angku kueyh ,面龟,烧猪,鸡,鸭。。。
模糊的记忆告诉我。。。还有,还有。。。
还有顶着大太阳,吮着手里那一大片的bali“旺来”(黄莉)的滋味

好像是小学的时候吧。。。那时还很小。
老爸叔伯他们之间有了争执,连清明也分两三批的。
三四只小猫似的,一点气氛都没有。Seriously what the phuck's going on?
haha.... 那也已是N年前的事了。

老实说,我对神鬼这类东东不是百说百信的。
但有时真的不信很难。

*四/五年前,还在KL读书的时候*

某个傍晚,室友去了教会,留我独自呆在房。

*我的宿舍有五楼,我在四楼。*

温书到一半,一股超强烈的古龙水顿时让我毛骨悚然!

*传统华人入棺仪式前,都是会以一些清水+古龙水抹身。
那种古龙水不同之处是味道超烈的,不是现代男生会喷在身上的那种。*

刚开始我并不以为意,因为当晚的风很大,而且还不断的那种。
所以,照理来说,那古龙水的味道因该会慢慢消失的吧。。。

没有。。。而且越来越强!
那古味道在我读书桌那儿停留了足足一分钟多左右。。。
那一分钟多,我的心跳仿佛也停止了跳动。。。

哈哈。。。如果你没体验过,是不可能了解的。
那种体验就是,你完完全全感受得到你身上,根本没有一根毛发是没有竖起的!Geli 到!!

过了几天,我查了日历,才发现原来是我的阿公逝世一周年(还是百日,忘了)。

haha.... geli!

Tomorrow's last day of school before eater break, yeah!


推荐一首夜深人静时听的歌   台湾“艾薇儿” 艾伦-《I'll be fine》