Monday, March 29, 2010

The End

When the year started I didn't think that it was gonna be filled with such emotional whirlwinds and whatnot. I've always had better luck on even-numbered years you know, but 2010 proved to be the opposite! haha, well, at least I am still able to laugh about this.

So what happened? Well, I prefer to keep this to myself. But whatever it is, it shall serve as a lesson for me to not over analyse, over think and over (re)act.

Having said this, I have to admit that I wished that things would have been different. Sometimes I wish that I wasn't too smart or too knowledgeable or too resourceful! But then again, being all that is what made me where and who I am today.

So Ladies & Gentlemen, that was THE END. Wish me luck the next time! ;)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Just keep swimming


Dory: Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do?

Marlin: No, I don't wanna know.

Dory: [singing] Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.

Marlin: Dory, no singing.

Dory: [continuing] Ha, ha, ha, ha, ho. I love to swim. When you want to swim you want to swim.

Marlin: Now I'm stuck with that song... Now it's in my head.

Dory: Sorry.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

my hands are itching to bake

Oh I can't wait to get my hands on these cute delectable Coraline-inspired button cookies.
Its baking season again!

Yum yum. By the way, Coraline is one of my most favourite book in the whole wide world! Really, I'm not kidding. This is my rendition of Coraline's other mother (which I drew using the Autocad Sketch Mobile from my IPod):

I know, I'm NOT the greatest artist in the world but gimme a break k? I was labeled 'Picasso' when I was in school and believe me that it WASN'T a compliment. Jahat kawan2 I tau, lol. Those were the days, sigh.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy (belated) birthday to Anu !

Which one are you ?

Check out whether you fit into any. It can be funny (and bollocks of course) :-)
By Lauren Leto

(by the way – I respect every author on here, kind of)

J.D. Salinger
Kids who don’t fit in (duh).

Stephenie Meyer
People who type like this: OMG. Mah fAvvv <3 <3.

J.K. Rowling
Smart geeks.

Jack Kerouac
Umphrey’s McGee fans.

Jeffrey Eugenides
Girls who didn’t get enough drama when they were younger.

Lauren Weisberger
Girls who can’t read. Or think.

Jonathan Safran Foer
30somethings who were cool when they were 20something.

Jodi Picoult
Your mom when she’s at her time of the month.

Chuck Klosterman
Boys who don’t read.

Chuck Palahniuk
Boys who can’t read.

Christopher Hitchens
People you would love to hang out with.

Leo Tolstoy
Guys you would want to date.

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Guys you would want to sleep with. (The difference between the two Russian authors lies in the fact that I think the Underground Man is sexier than Pierre Buzukhov).

Christopher Buckley (or William F. Buckley)
People who love excess verbiage.

Ayn Rand
Workaholics seeking validation.

David Foster Wallace
Confirmed 90’s literati.

Jane Austen (or Bronte Sisters)
Girls who made out with other girls in college when they were going through a “phase”.

Haruki Murakami
People who like good music.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
People who can start a fire.

Nathaniel Hawthorn
People who used to sleep so heavy that they would pee their pants.

Charles Dickens
Ninth graders who think they’re going to be authors someday but end up in marketing.

William Shakespeare
People who like bondage.

Mark Twain

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
People who drink scotch.

Joseph Conrad
People who drink old fashioneds.

Dominick Dunne
People who get their class from Vanity Fair.

Anne Rice
People who don’t use conditioner in their hair.

Edgar Allan Poe
Men who live in their mother’s basements. Or goth seventh graders.

Michael Crichton
Doctors who went to third-tier medical schools.

John Grisham
Doctors who went to medical schools in the Dominican Republic.

Dan Brown
People who used to get lost in supermarkets when they were kids.

Dave Eggers
Guys who are in the third coolest frat of a private college.

Emily Giffin
Women who give their boyfriend marriage ultimatums.

Richard Russo
People whose favorite day in elementary school was “Grandparent’s Day”.

Anais Nin

Margaret Atwood
Women whose favorite color is hunter green.

William Faulkner
People who are good at crosswords.

Jackie Collins
Your drunk stepmother.

Nicholas Sparks
Women who are usually constipated.

James Patterson
Men who score a 153 on their LSAT exam.

Sylvia Plath
Girls who keep journals (too easy).

George Orwell
Conspiracy theorists (too easy).

Aldous Huxley
People who are bigger conspiracy theorists than Orwell fans.

Harper Lee
People who have read only one book in their life and it was To Kill A Mockingbird (and it was their assigned reading in the ninth grade).

Nick Hornby
Guys who wear skinny jeans and the girls that love guys who wear skinny jeans.

Ernest Hemingway
Men who own cottages.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
People who get adjustable-rate mortgages.

Vladimir Nabokov
Men who use words like ‘dubious’ and ‘tenacity’.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Bret Easton Ellis
Foo Fighters’ fans.

Hunter S Thompson
That kid in your philosophy class with the stupid tattoo.

Cormac McCarthy
Men who don’t eat cream cheese.

Thomas Aquinas
Premature ejaculators.

Pearl S. Buck
Women whose favorite president was Harry S. Truman.

Toni Morrison
Female high-school English professors who only have an undergraduate degree.

Thomas Pynchon
People who used to be fans of J.D. Salinger.

Elizabeth Gilbert
Women who liked the movie “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” but didn’t read the book.

Rebecca Wells
Women on the East coast who wish they were from the South.

Tama Janowitz
Cougars who went to an urban college in the 80s.

Alice Sebold
People who liked Gilmore Girls – even in the first season.

Michael Swanwick
Men who argue Neil Gaiman is overrated.

Terry Goodkind
People who have never been dungeons master but still play D&D.

Stephen King
11th graders who peed their pants while watching the movie It.

H.P. Lovecraft
People who can quote the Comic Book Guy from Simpsons.

Brothers Grimm
Only children with Oedipal complexes.

Lewis Carroll
People who move to Thailand after high school for the drug scene.

C.S. Lewis
Youth group leaders who picked their nose in the 4th grade.

Elmore Leonard
People who know how to perform a “Michigan left”.

Shel Silverstein
Girls who can’t spell “leheim”.

Douglas Adams
People who bought the first generation Amazon Kindle.

Tucker Max
Guys who haven’t convinced their girlfriends to try anal yet.

Alexis de Tocqueville
Political theory and constitutional democracy majors.

Tom Clancy
People who skipped school by hiding out in the gym.

Herman Hesse
People who own one straw chair in their house.

Phillippa Gregory
Women who have repressed their desire to go to Renaissance Festivals

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Men who can’t lie but will instead be silent if they know you don’t want to hear the truth.

Susan Wiggs
Older women who are surprisingly loud during sex.

Nicole Krauss
Girls who intern at Nylon but end up moving back to the Midwest for their real job.

Mitch Albom
People who didn’t go to college but do well on crossword puzzles.

Stieg Larsson
Girls who are too frightened to go skydiving.

Sue Grafton
Women who have an email address.

Seth Grahame-Smith
People who own a smart phone which requires a stylus to use it.

David Baldacci
No one. Even the police say Clancy before they’ll say Baldacci.

Michael Pollan
The girl who just turned vegan to cover up her eating disorder.

Andrew Ross Sorkin
People who refer to themselves as “playing devil’s advocate”.

O. Henry
Men who have names like Earl or Cliff and were really close with their paternal grandfather.

Virginia Woolf
Female high-school French teachers who have their master’s degree.

Michael Chabon
People who hate Ayelet Waldman.

Ray Bradbury
People who own golf head covers.

Joseph Heller
People who love buying drinks for their friends. See also, people who cringe when they see their bar tab.

David Mitchell
Women who live in any area of Brooklyn other than Park Slope, but may end up there someday and if that day comes, they will switch to Barbara Kingsolver fans.

Max Barry
People who don’t mind the colour orange.

Dean Koontz
People who would never dream of owning any type of “toy” breed dog.

John Irving
People whose parents are divorced.

Richard Dawkins
People who have their significant other grab them under the table in order to shut them up whenever someone else at a dinner says something absolutely ridiculous and wrong.

Salman Rushdie
People who google image search Padma Lakshmi late at night.

Albert Camus
People who went to art school after “trying it out” at a public university.

Kurt Vonnegut
People who played Creep by Radiohead while having sex or smoking pot. Longer explanation here.

James Joyce
People who do not like John Cusack movies.

Charlaine Harris
Elementary school teacher’s aids.

Jorge Luis Borges
People who took care of their dying grandparents.

Terry Pratchett
People who really like monkeys.

Oscar Wilde
People who can’t resist anything. See also, people who claim they’re going to change but never do.

Truman Capote
People who would never dream of owning anything that could be classified as a “knick-knack”.

Tom Wolfe
People who don’t mind others smoking around them.

Neil Gaiman
People who can name at least two Miyazaki films.
* I am a conspiracy theorist who loves good music and guys who wear skinny jeans and used to make out with other girls in college. I am also a workaholic who seeks validation. When I was a kid I didn't fit in and if I were a guy, girls would want to go out with me or sleep with me. 
1. Princess Mononoke 
2. Spirited Away

Oh, this is addictive!

There won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time,
The greatest gift they'll get this year is hana.
Do They Know It's Christmas
from the Christmas Song Generator.
Get your own song :

William Shakespeare
To be or not to be, that is the Hana.
Which work of Shakespeare was the original quote from?
Get your own quotes:


When I left my previous work with a humanitarian NGO, I vowed to myself that I would never quit doing humanitarian work - even after I've quit doing it as a full-time job.

But alas, it is easy to 'forget' to volunteer when its not part of your daily routine. I have so many plans to do this and that with this organisation or that center that now I feel embarassed that none of them have yet to materialise.

Fortunately though, I am thankful and utterly glad that at least one was completed and this one exceeded my expectations! My plan was to raise fund for my wheelchair-bound friend to purchase a new wheelchair as his current one is already starting to fall apart. Thank God, it has been quite an easy path for us with this project as after approaching Universiti Hospital, they have also agreed to sponsor the purchase provided that we pay for the first RM 1,000 of the price of the item.

Hence, I immediately started my fundraising campaign in early January to raise RM 1,000 so we can expedite the purchase before this friend of mine's wheelchair falls apart. And after 2 months, alhamdulillah, our fund now has reached RM 1,250 and by the looks of it more are coming in! This is just proof that if you look and try hard enough, you will see that Malayisa is blessed with beautiful and precious angels.

To all the angels, God bless you and Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Hugs n kisses,

Hana n Hazrin

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rise above the occasion

That has always been my favourite quote/saying on top of ALL the others. Yes, even Rumi's can't top this one. This has brought me through darkness, failure and sadness. And it shall again this time.

I shall rise above this.
I shall rise above this.


Life or whatchamacallit

I am going away to Singapore this weekend with a good friend to (supposedly) de-stress and de-clutter. From what? Well, I personally do not know for sure. Possibly from the events that have been happening in the past month or so. Sigh, they ain't kiddin' when they say that life is a whirlwind. pheew...

Which reminds me of a poem about life (entitled 'Life', duhh) that I wrote. Sadly, its gone along with the thousand of data (memories :(( ) which were stored in my portable hard disk that crashed. I did remember it was a Charles Bukowski-inspired poem since I was really into him at the time.  I was so proud.. :D ngee.

Please dear God, how do I do this? I'm so afraid.

Incidentally, World Book Day is coming up from 4 - 7 March 2010. Weird. How can you call it a 'Day' when it lasts for four? Nvm, am not about to ponder on this. I've been told that I over-analyse things so I'm trying to stop doing just that. From now on, it's short, staccato sentences and thoughts. Like. Hate. Oh. My. God. Huh? Crazy. Yeay. Maybe. Ok. WTF