Finally~~

Yahoooooo, I just got my remark result today, I no need to retake this subject anymore… YEAH!! You know what, I got credit somemore man!! Sigh~~ I also dunno how they marked the paper. Yet I’m damn happy today. At least i can think about whether going back to M’sia this Nov or not. I told myself if I fail this subject then i gotta stay and take a summer course. If not mistaken, ericca’s remark result was D right? haih~~ ericca, why dont u send all papers to remark. then all will get D .. hahaa.. Anyway, I cant fail any this semester!! You also ya, ericca. Gambateh~~

MASCA International Ball (Melbourne)

Date : 20th August 2004
Price : AUD$83
Email : msa_rmit@yahoo.com

Hoo~~~ International Ball Night by MASCA(Malaysia Student Coucil of Australia) at crown. Damn cool man!! I saw the photo of the ball room at crown.. damn big and nice man. And it will be 800+ people attending this ball. Most of them are M’sian, take this opportunity to know more people^^. $83 including $40 gift and free entry to teltra dome’s club. We can go clubbing after the ball, how nice… So u should join, k? I’m waiting for ur reply.. call me ya…

Ericca : sorry ya… advertise at ur site..:P

A Story……

Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile spring soil.

The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust above me. I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring. I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!”

And so she grew.

The second seed said, “I am afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t know what I will encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me, I may damage my delicate sprouts. What if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it is much better for me to wait until it is safe.”

And so she waited.

A hen scratching around in the early spring ground for food found the waiting seed and promptly ate it.

A story written by Patty Hansen.

If we are bold and adventurous like the first seed, we may indeed encounter the dangers described by the second seed. But then, we would develop stable roots in the ground, and grow tall and mighty. Our lives would be rich and dynamic. Every day would open up fresh horizons for us, and we would taste the marrow of life before death eventually claims it.

If, like the second seed, we are timid, overly-cautious and self-preserving, it may be possible to avert certain disasters. But you only need one chicken to finish you off. Even if that doesn’t happen, we would live a life of fear and suspicion. We would remain a seed, incapable of benefiting others with the huge potential for growth that’s trapped inside us. And what is a life lived vainly slinking around in the shadows?

Life is unfathomable and complex. One way or the other, we cannot tell what will come to pass. Risk does not increase simply because we choose to take it. It is ever present in the same amount, whether we trudge intrepidly forward or struggle to remain where we are.

So fuel your dreams with the courage to make them real. Allow your fragile heart to love without restraint in order to make it strong. Acknowledge your ignorance so you will continue to learn. And experience the vibrancy of life so that when it ends, you will not be burdened by regret.

WoW~~

Woohooo… since when so many chinese characters appeared in Magicland? haha.. seem like I was outdated dy. haha.. I also want :P Erm.. what to write ler… let me think first.

听说,每一根烟的代价是五分钟的生命。
所以,我很认真地对待我手中的每一支烟,用时髦的话说,那叫享受生命的每一分钟。

由此可以知道,我不是那种嗜烟如命的人,我不会一根接一根地抽烟,那样简直是烟熏火燎,会给我带来莫名的沧桑与成熟。
我爱我的生命,我也爱我右手食指与中指之间的那支十厘米长短的香烟。

我喜欢在晚上关了灯抽烟,
那一点点星火在街市灯火的闪烁中显得很微弱,
可我喜欢自己被那淡淡的烟草味包围,
那时的我才只是我自己一个人。

我不善于品烟,
可我喜欢被抽烟的自己陶醉。

烟草的味道总让我兴奋,
象被白雪覆盖了整个冬天的枯草
终于在阳春的阳光里重新干燥,
野火的肆意
也许就在将香烟点燃的那一刻
窜腾而起。
干涩干涩的,
可那就是阳光的味道,
远离了潮湿。

我也试着用右手拇指与食指
捏着那枚香烟,
在电影里,
那种姿势一般意味着将烟熄灭。

一般,
我吸烟的时候都不会是很匆忙的,
所以,
一根烟到了它该结束的长度,
我就将烟头搁着,
直到它自己熄灭……

我想所有的事情都有它结束的劫数,
正如我手中的每一枚香烟。
当无法延续的时候,
就要懂得放手,懂得结束。

可我并不潇洒,
我总是将烟放下之后,
还舍不得熄灭,
贪恋那最后的一点味道。

每一支烟,
从开始到结束,
象是穿越黑夜
去奔赴没有约定的情人。

当我无法斟辨的时候,
我往往狠心熄灭烟头。

Euro 2004 Photos

Russia vs Greece
After just 68 seconds Dmitri Kirichen bursts through the Greek defence… [ Russia vs Greece ]
Portugal vs Spain
Nuno Gomes drills a shot between two Spanish defenders and past Iker Casillas to score. [ Portugal vs Spain ]
England vs Switzerland
Steven Gerrard adds the finishing touch to England’s victory.
[ England vs Switzerland ]
Italy vs Sweden
Christian Panucci can only grab a handful of Fredrik Ljungberg’s shorts. [ Italy vs Sweden ]

EURO2004 Fever


I think I’m down with a fever, EURO2004 fever. It will be the 6th night in a row of me watching all the matches’ game cast; sitting in front of my com from 12-5am and having some minor heart attacks along the way. Luckily I survived, but there are gonna be another 2 more nights of continuous football until Wednesday.

EURO2004 is not that exciting yet, especially when all the big teams and established players playing well below their usual standards. Maybe its because of the heat, maybe fatigue after the long season they had, or maybe they are out of form? Only they themselves know.

Players like Figo, Raul, Morientes, Henry, Trezeguet, Beckham, Owen, Gerrard, Scholes, Totti, Del Piero and Vieri all underperformed during their first match. This tournament is supposed to be the place where their real abilities on display to the world, but untill now, nothing has been seen, yet. Maybe tomorrow onwards…

There are actually a lot of young and raw talents in this tournament; Rooney, Robben, Van der Meyde, Van der Vaart, Ibramovic, Ronaldo, Kuranyi, Cassano, Torres, Joaquin,Alonso just to name a few. They really change the game when they are playing compared to when the established ones are playing.

That’s England vs Croatia tonight, BIG match man!! England has no excuse to lose again, else England gonna disqualify in EURO cup. Seem Italy didn’t play well also. Haha… It’s a hard game for Italy. Well, I’m still suporting Italy. Come on Italy, shows me your spirit!

Love ?!

Haih~~ I’m here to talk about love again. Love… What is love actually. i cant get myself a good answer. I read from some articles before. They said “Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.” Is it all about love?

Actually there are times when we are timid and shy about expressing the love we feel. For fear of embarrassing the other person, or ourselves, we hesitate to say the actual words “I love you”. So we try to communicate the idea in other words. We say “take care” or “sleep earlier” or “miss you” But really, these are just other ways of saying “I love you”, “you are important to me”, “I care what happens to you”, “I don’t want you to get hurt”. We are sometimes very strange people. The only thing we want to say, and the one thing that we should say, is the one thing we don’t say. And yet, because the feeling is so real, and the need to say it is so strong, we are driven to use other words and signs to say what we really mean. And many times the meaning never gets communicated at all and the other person is left feeling unloved and unwanted. Any expression of a person’s concern for another says I love you. Sometimes the expression is clumsy, sometimes even cruel. Sometimes we must look and listen very intently for the love that contains. But it is often there, beneath the surface.

After the love is gone. Everything was too late, even you are trying hard to retrieve. There is no way to get back what you had. Gone means gone. You have to accept the fact. When it hurts to look back, and you’re scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there. Remember, we still have friends. And friends are used to comfort us at this moment. Thank god i still got friends. Cheers my friends!

New Blogger~

Hi all, I’m new blogger to . : MaGiCLaND : . . Let me intro myself first. I’m Veron, currently studying in RMIT Uni at Australia. Oh yeah, I’m a Devil :> hahaa… an Unforgotten Devil.

I read an e-mail last night, so meaningful, so i decided to share with u all. Here we go :-

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The Fundamentals of Love

Think back to the day when you first laid eyes on her. You found yourself charmed by the way she talks, the way she dresses herself to show off her best features and the way she embraces life with her laughter. It seemed as if a mysterious “chemistry effect” has suddenly developed to draw you closer to her.

You two then began to meet regularly, and you discover more things that you admire about her. Her clever ideas, her healthy values and the way she stands up for you when others doubt you. You find yourself thinking of her not just as a normal friend, but a very good friend. It is often during this period that a boy and a gal will start thinking of bringing their friendship to another level. After all, the kind of wonderful experience you have between each other can only become even better if it develops into a romantic relationship. In other words, the feeling is really unique – no one else seems able to replace her in your heart.

So both of you agree to go steady and work even harder on the relationship. You “graduate” to become a couple, and are the envy of the sea of singles.

When You Forget The Fundamentals
However, at some point in your relationship, you forgot how it all began.

You start to take your partner for granted. Why can’t she laugh in a more ladylike manner? Why doesn’t she dress herself more trendily? Why must she assert her views and point out your silly mistakes? Is she really the one for you?

To be fair to yourself and to her, take some time to reflect on your “love memory”. The “love memory’ contains all the reasons that you fell in love with her right from Day One. It contains rarely accessed snippets of how your life has changed since meeting and loving her.

Pre-steady days, did you heap compliments on her for the brave way she spoke her mind on bullies and snobs? You probably did. Did you like her unusual fashion sense that makes her stand out from the crowd? Right-o. So why are you criticising or finding fault with her now that she is your girlfriend?

Because you have forgotten the fundamentals of love, like so many of us. You have forgotten the reasons you admired her during the friendship phase.

Instead, once you went steady, you put your “love memory” in cold storage.

As her boyfriend, you take up a new set of demands and expectations about her. These new ideas are not necessarily better; they could put your relationship at risk.

The Secret Of Strong Relationships

A healthy relationship, like learning to walk properly, follows a step-by-step development. You can’t possibly become part of a couple if you aren’t friends in the first place. Ok, I know some of us break the rule and plunge straight into whirlwind courtship, but how many of those couples can go the distance?

Couplehood works well when there is something you like about her (and vice versa), and I’m not referring to merely the physical aspects.

So whenever your relationship hits a rocky path, don’t give up without checking on your “love memory”. Rediscover the reasons why you fell in love with her, and watch your relationship flourish with a newfound vigour.