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Ugh.. I wanted to go to the KL International Book Fair, but decided not to. My parents were having a spring cleaning of our front porch--basically cleaning up the floors that's gotten dirty with soil and moss using a high pressure water gun. Which is pretty awesome XD but it hurts if you accidentally sprayed yourself D:

But in a way, I'm kinda glad I didn't go, because it was raining heavily just now, which would suck because I would've gone by train, and not car. Do not like being soaked by rain.

My sister is finishing up her Master's degree thesis, and I'm helping her to proofread the draft, which I will get down to once I finish procrastinating on the web (lol). I'm not sure whether I want to continue my own studies. I definitely have an interest to do so, but I'm not sure which field of study I should go to. Apparently you need at least 2 years of working experience before you can apply for an MBA. And since I just graduated last year, it's a no go---for now.

And off to some not very pleasant fandom related news.

Tokyopop is shutting down their North American division


 

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It's so bloody awesome! I can't wait for the PV to come out! XD

Fail mixing by LisAni staff! Konno is playing the violin for the middle part, but can barely hear it.


[Video removed from Youtube, but there are other videos available, but I won't be updating this]
mierin: (dreaming sakura)
I was at work this morning when I suddenly felt like the table shook slightly.

*silence*

My colleague: Was it shaking just now?

Me: Yeah.

Colleague next to me: Really? I didn't feel anything.

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Which is probably the answer most people in the office would have given. The shaking lasted very briefly, only about 3-4 seconds. But to those of us in my team who felt the shaking, it really felt like an earthquake. Thank God it was so brief. I'm actually surprised that we could feel the shaking though, considering the office building is only 7 stories high, located on a hill, and the ground seems pretty sturdy to me.

Still, I did some digging and here's what I found.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0000hsm.php


omg it really was an earthquake! O.O

The time matched perfectly with the time we felt the shaking. It was a magnitude 5.4 earthquake in Northern Sumatera, about 300 km from Kuala Lumpur. If we could feel a magnitude 5.4 earthquake from somewhere 300 km away from us (and we're separated by the ocean too!), then we'd probably be panicking if a bigger tremor were to come. Which I hope doesn't come anytime soon, God willing.

Scary thoughts...

mierin: (dreaming sakura)
Oh dear... I just finished a watercolor painting to be submitted during my Fine Arts class tomorrow. Have I mentioned how much I suck at drawing? Apparently I suck at this too. It turned out kinda fine before I started adding spectacles to the portrait, and then it was totally ruined, cause I'm not good with the detailed parts. Oh well...


Last Saturday I hung out with a few friends at Mutiara Damansara where we had dinner together. It's been a while since we could all meet together, since some of them had already started working. Ended up at the nearby Cineleisure to watch The Ugly Truth, which is hilarious, but not what I had imagined before I watched it.

The Ugly Truth spoilers... and my opinions  )



By the way, CLAMP fans, have you heard? Apparently there is big news about xxxHoLic.


Seriously, SPOILERS if you are not up to date with xxxHoLic )


Ooohhh!! I almost forgot to put this in. I only just found out that Chapter 1 of The Gathering Storm (the upcoming Book 12 of the Wheel of Time series) was posted at TOR's website HERE. Unfortunately, you have to register in order to read it, but it's free. I've registered, but I don't have the luxury of time to read it right now. I've read a bit of the early parts though, looks kinda good. Looking forward to the release this end of October   /hyper XD



Eh.. this entry went longer than I expected. But I guess it's good, since I want to focus on uni work right now. I've been procrastinating too much lately. We have a one week break next week, and immediately after that will be my mid-semester tests. So I'd better focus and start studying ._.
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Updates! Haven't written in a while, I was too lazy to write :P

Piano lessons going on okay (kinda), thank God for that. I just need to force myself to practice everyday as much as I can, cause I know sometimes I'm just too bloody lazy to practice, and other times I'm simply too tired. My sight reading still sucks as usual... and my teacher knows it too, so she's been making me play the sight reading pieces straight away to train me. But so far, the attempt isn't going too well unfortunately. And I wish there was a way for me to make my left hand much stronger so that I'll have better controls when I play. It was so evident when I play the scales, since I have to play it in staccato, and I keep pressing the wrong keys, or playing the notes with the wrong finger.

So, I'm printing some more stuff to play, especially the Hanon exercises to help me cope with this. Now if I could just force myself to play...



On a rather non-artistic note, I've just shown myself to be completely hopeless in drawing human subjects in Fine Arts class XD

Seriously, I feel sorry for my friend cause I totally butchered her face in my drawing. We were supposed to draw a classmate's portrait drawing last Tuesday, and may I say, I failed with flying colors XD

And now I have to submit two figure drawings by next Tuesday. TWO! I suck at drawing human subjects cause I draw them waaaay out of proportion, and I have to submit another two of em? :(

Hopefully things will get better when we finally get the chance to play with the acrylic paint. Although I think it'll be pretty troublesome too, since you can't erase mistakes easily like a pencil sketch. We'll see how that goes :)

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Michael Jackson has died of cardiac arrest on Thursday.. the news came out just after I had just finished reading about Farrah Fawcett's death after succumbing to rectal cancer. This is probably one of the most shocking celebrity news for me.. like the time when Princess Diana died in the car crash in France.

Rest in peace, Jacko.. and Farrah as well.

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