Absence

I’ve been in Sabah for almost six months now. Being away from what I’m used to makes me think about all that I’ve had and all that I miss. Words won’t do much for this post.

1. My family

The Elders

The Elders

The Young 'Uns

The Young ‘Uns

Aunties & Uncles Pt1

Aunties & Uncles Pt1

 

Even More Family

Even More Family

Possibly The Noisiest Family Member

Possibly The Noisiest Family Member

There’s more, trust me.

2. My friends

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Special Girls

Special Girls

 

SONY DSCWithout these people, Moscow would have been a 7-year long drag. It’s so easy to think of any of them and smile. Or swear.

3. Moscow

Arbat Street

Arbat Street

The Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro

 

 

Winter- The Longest Season

Winter- The Longest Season

There’s so much more about Moscow I miss, but the laptop’s on the verge of going nuts.

Trust me, there will be a Part Two to this. Probably with more words.

It’s May. Let The Mistake Making Begin!

Clearly I’m a random sort of person and at the rate I’m going, I may graduate before I write something proper. So here’s some stuff I sifted out of my head.

1. Forensic Medicine classes have begun. My major plan to ace this one is to download and watch as many episodes of CSI my puny little laptop is capable of holding.

2. The Malaysian Students’ Annual Dinner is in two days. The past weekend was spent consuming fajitas, burgers, fried chicken, loads of fries, moist chocolate cake covered in melted white chocolate, and enough barbecued meat to make up a decent sized lamb leg. I might as well just go wearing a saree.

3. Speaking of barbecued meat, I had such a great time at a barbecue party on Labour Day that I’m still raving about it. I don’t know whether it was the different company, the wonderful food or the fact that every beverage I had between 11a.m. and 9p.m. was alcoholic, but it KICKED ASS.

4.Exams are in a month. Seeing that I did crappily in the one paper everyone said was as easy as Paris Hilton, I’m already worried about this semester’s papers because they’re all hard. Am I doing anything to reduce my worry? Nah, I’ve got a month.

5. My term as a glorified letter writer is coming to an end. I am over the moon about this. My heart is singing and the birds are dancing to the melodies playing in my soul. I’m exaggerating, of course. I barely did enough to warrant such joy. The work I did this past year makes the previous secretary look like a rabid workaholic. Or maybe he just is a rabid workaholic and I’m normal. Either way, I’ll be done and I can go back to my quiet life of ignorance and sloth.

That’s all folks!

Noteworthy in 2009

Seungri

This is definitely the best thing to happen to me in 2009. I will always thank Tina Theajan and Perez Hilton for showing me what I still consider to be a damn sexy music video. Seungri has served as the best eye candy, fantasy subject and desktop wallpaper for the past 12 months.

Big Bang

Naturally, with Seungri comes Big Bang. This is the first K-pop boyband I’ve ever liked, and quite possibly the first pop group I’m not embarrassed to talk about. Friends from school may recall a Gil and The Moffatts phase. Apparently, I’m so unashamed of these 20-somethings dancing around in sequined suits and hot pink pants, that I deemed it appropriate to order their concert DVD and bring it with me to Moscow. Even Blink-182’s Urethra Chronicles is sitting in a suitcase somewhere with all my other CDs. That’s gotta mean something, man.

Good Eye Gone Bad

“It’s a virus. DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING.” Comforting words to hear from a doctor when you’ve got fluids oozing out and it feels like you’ve got menstrual cramps in your eye. Although lovingly known by me and my uncle as “Amma’s sore eye”, it’s probably known better as kerato-conjunctivitis. Trust it to hit my good eye, rendering me partially blind during its course. Thanks to this sweet infection, I missed 3 weeks of class, and had to catch up on numerous tests and classes, and most importantly, campus gossip. On the bright side, I managed to get better acquainted with Big Bang and many other shows that are easily downloaded (i.e porn).

Camwhoring on Orchard Street

Can you believe that a 3-day trip to Singapore that consisted of a lot of walking to various shopping malls and living in a budget hotel took 18 months to materialize?? I’d like to blame our busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, but that’s only a small part of it. The real obstacle was a canine diva with more tantrums than Mariah Carey. Lots of camwhoring,  lots of Korean(?) street snacks and truckloads of laughter.Totally worth the wait!

At The Snake Farm? Place? Exhibition Center??

Oh my gosh, this trip to Langkawi deserves its own post. This trip was proof that no outing with friends is complete without a 12-hour train ride, a rented car which has a clutch that chooses to work at its own discretion and feeble attempts to not get ripped off (RM300 for an Indian lunch in duty-free Langkawi? Really?).

This post was not supposed to be this half-assed, but the pictures should make up for it, I suppose.

Happy New Year, everybody!!