Friday, November 28, 2008

Hail Storm

The second time for the week. Fortunately I'm was not riding my bike when it happen, lucky me. Sometimes, the weather here can be really unpredictable. From clear skies to rain can happen in just minutes, there's not even any sign that shows it's going to rain such as dark cloud or strong wind whatsoever.

Just in time to catch the moment.

Just a small hail and most of them are already melted when I took the picture.

Close up (This shows that I got nothing better to do except wasting my time snapping this little ice rock)

P/s Lucky I stayed home.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Light Seems So Far Away Now

(A snippet of my conversation with anon)
It's still not over yet. I've just received a phone call from my supervisor yesterday asking me to prepare a journal based on my report so that he can publish it. What??? Arghhhhh, tensen, tensen, plus sakit jiwa. All that I want is just to pass this subject. Why do i need to do all of this unnecessary thing. This extra burden. Unfortunately i can't say no, it's hard to decline it. Not when my report haven't been marked yet. Memang paksa rela la jawabnya. He's going to use my report for a presentation in a conference somewhere in Bahrain next year and I've been given 2 weeks to finish it. Gila aper. there goes my short-lived freedom. All that I can do when we met just now is 'senyum macam kerang busuk ajer'. Yes, I can do that. Yes, I know that it's good for my future (unless if I'm going into the academic line but if not, my published journal won't do much to help me in the real life because I think my final report is sufficient). Hopefully, there are no more obstacles waiting for me in the near future. Now, I'm back to my drawing board again. Sigh. Ganbatte kudasai.

Why is it so hard to reach at the end of the tunnel???
(Pic: Somewhere in Hobart, Tasmania)

P/s Last minute obstacles, something that I really hate but the journey must go on no matter what.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tag??? What Tag???

Hoho, thanks to Kak Rerama for the tag. Don't worry, now I got plenty of time to do this sort of stuff. So, here goes nothing.

1)Do you think you're hot?
Hot??? I'm really feeling hot right now. Summer is just around the corner and I really don't look forward for it. As a matter of fact, I'm sweating right now. Hope that answered the question.

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I want to go to Tassie again. It's cold, it's beautiful and the peoples there are way friendlier when compared with the peoples here in Melbourne (both local & Malaysian).
BTW, those feet are not mine yer. It's my sis.

2)upload ur favourite picture of u.
Wokey, here it is. Jeng, jeng, jeng. Can I put two instead??? Please, please, pretty please???

Picture number 1
Habis la lepas nie kena marah ngan semua pakwe2 Su. Sebab tu kena edit skit muka tu, kalau tak mesti kena belasah punya la. Hoho, jangan marah yer (siap ada orang enterframe lagi tu).

Picture number 2
Not my girlfriend yer. She's already married.

3)Why do you like the picture?
Picture number 1
Something interesting happen on that day. It's my dad birthday. Furthermore, on that historic day, I lost my way out or should I say, I couldn't remember where I parked my car. We spend nearly an hour or two looking from floor to floor until finally we end up asking the security guard for help. The funny thing was, the car is located just beside the place where we stand while waiting for the security guard to search for it. He just smiled when he finally found the car. Duhhhhhh, next time, I should use my mobile and take picture of the place location whatsoever.

Picture number 2
Among my best picture. That's what happen when someone dared you. Crazy feat done infront of everyone including her family. Aiyohhh, actually I really didn't realised that her family were there. Malu, malu and malu lagi.

4)When was the last time you ate pizza?
Haha, macam tau2 ajer. It was 3 days ago. Garlic pizza dipped with delicious salsa sauces. Hrmmm, memang nak makan lagi.

Wahhh, still hot or I'm getting myself a free pizza the next time I order.

Simply yummylicious. I can even finish it all on my own.

5)The last song you listened to?
Song??? How about music??? I'm listening to it now and so do you. It's Green Willow from Nobuta wo Produce OST. Layannnnn.

6)What are you doing right now besides this?
Hrmmmm. Munching some foods???

Now I'm munching some foods just like these two hungry wallaby.

7)What name would you prefer besides yours?
My family call me Wan, my nieces call me Angah, some of my friends call me Riken (zaman UTM dulu), some of my girl friends (bukan awek yer tapi kawan perempuan) call me 'Budak Poyo' haha - don't ask me why, peoples in here call me Izzy. So, pick and choose, either one, I'm really fine with it except the 'Budak Poyo' part.

P/s It's hot hot hot.

Mousse Anyone???

Got a phone call from Su last night but before that, I would like to apologize to her for being drowsy aka mamai. Thanks for your undying support and yes, I'm not sure when we can hang out again like the good old days. There's something that I need to do first before I go home, something to accomplish to be exact. Wokey, till then and here is the Chocolate Mousse as promised.

I've been longing to indulge this for a very long time.

Easy does it. It's not that difficult to make it.

Tadaaa, just need to be left in the freezer for an hour and after that it is done.
The results... Satisfying.
What's next??? Maybe some cupcakes.

P/s Need to go to the bike's shop again to fix my front indicator. The double sided tape won't do the trick anymore. Sigh.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Now, I'm technically finished with my study and I'm now counting the day for my graduation, which should take place in the middle of next month. In the first place, I really don't know why I did it. Quitting my job, risking my life and gamble my future on it. Everyone were skeptical when I first voiced out about my intention to further my study. I've even been given the cold shoulder. But that really doesn't stop me from doing it. Haha, look who's laughing now. I'm really glad that I went for it. It's really hard to describe my feeling right now. Joy, satisfaction, relieve, happy, excited, sad, all in one place. So now, an end to a new beginning...

At first, I'm running away FROM something but not anymore, now, I'm running TOWARD something...

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Last week, I did mentioned that I borrowed a drama from a friend and guess what I did???
I spend the whole day watching that drama. From 12PM till 11PM. Such a crazy feat.

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Just one episode, that what I've thought but then, it glued me to my seat. Never realized that time flies during that time when all I wants to do is just to know the ending for the drama. So, that is how I ended up watching the whole drama for 11 crazy hours.

Nobuta Wo Produce
Haha, now I'm stuck with this new drama.

P/s Sometimes, a good drama really do motivates us.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Some Light To Guide

Just follow the light

What happen yesterday???
- Got a visitor from Tassie
- Got back my draft report from my supervisor and I need to make a few adjustment and correction on it (It ain't over till it's really over)
- Borrow a new Japanese drama (a whole set - a good way to waste my not so precious time)
- Shopping some groceries (A reminder to myself, it's better NOT to take the groceries home by bike. Haha, I nearly tumble because it's hard to balance the bike. A good enough reason to upgrade to car)
- Servicing my bike. Something happen to it and I guess my bike is falling apart day by day. Need to give more TLC to it.
- Planning on a trip to... (Somewhere far) but before that, I'm going camping at the outback for 3 days and 2 nights (hope so).

P/s It's raining outside and I'm too lazy to do anything. But now I'm highly motivated (Haha, really contradict my first statement), only now can I see the light at the end of the tunnel/journey.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Last Day With A Friend

Rohan is leaving Melbourne for good. There goes one of my buddies.

Somewhere in the southern part of Melbourne CBD.

We just hang around here and discussed about our final days as a student. A roller-coaster journey indeed. So, after this no more slacking/playing/wasting time and need to think seriously about the future since I'm not going to get any younger.

Mumbai??? Yaaa, I might go there and pay you a visit one day.

P/s Submitted my first draft for my master's report and all I need to do now is just wait till Thursday for the feedback and then submit the final one on the following day (Arghhh, had to pay AUD10 for a mere comb binding).

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Yup, everyone is leaving Pancake Parlour. Starting from Steve (went back to Ireland), Joey (working in TGIF), Darcy (same place with Joey), Nelson (holiday in Bali), Adrian (went back to Malaysia), Meera (back to Singapore) and the latest, Sarah (had enough of pancakes - I guess). The place wont be the same without you guys but maybe this is the time of the year when everyone's starting to move to a greener pastures. Now I'm stuck with the usual 'crowd' but luckily today I got a new helper from Surabaya, Lulu. Too bad Lulu, I'm leaving too so next time, you're on your own.

JJ's gig. Somewhere in Brunswick.

Steve & Meera. I really missed the both of them.

Cooking time.

Frank showing his skill.


P/s I missed the good old days in PP.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hooked On A Song

Green & White - Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Someone forwarded this song to me and since then I've been listening to it over and over again. Nice song indeed. BTW, it doesn't relate with me whatsoever, I just love to listen to it. Thanks to the sender.

Mistikus Cinta - Dewa

Ketika pertama kali
Jiwamu ingin selalu dekat
Dengan jiwaku yang belum bisa
Menterjemahkan segala
Arti pertemuan ini
Arti cumbu rayu ini
Yang mungkin bisa memusnahkan
Kenyataan hidup yang terjadi

Ketika jiwamu
Merasuk ke dalam
Aliran darahku dan meracuniku
Ketika jiwamu, memeluk hatiku
Dan biarkan jiwaku cumbui jiwamu

Ketika kamu, aku
Melebur menjadi satu
Dan hanya waktu yang mungkin bisa
Memahami apa yang terjadi

Apa yang sedang kurasa
Apa yang sedang kau rasa
Adalah cinta yang tak bisa
Dijelaskan dengan kata-kata

P/s Yayyy, exam fever is over. Hopefully, no more exam after this.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

T.W.O. Two Wheel Only

Melbourne International Motorcycle Show. My second time here. This is the only time when everyone got the opportunities to have a closer glimpse at their dream machines, me included. Lots of new model are displayed apart from the usual MotoGP's bike. This exhibition ran back to back with the Armageddon Expo and that is among the reason why I end up wasting my whole weekend drooling around these place.

The Doctor's bike. He didn't won with this bike though.

Pedrosa's bike. Got his name engraved on the front tyre.

A gixxer. All tuned up and ready for race.

Based on the K8 series. Simply magnificent.

Flock together.

Honda Fireblade, the superbike of the year.

Yamaha R1 2009 model. Love em or hate em design.

A cruiser type of bike. I'm not into it.

Harley, to much bling, bling... or should i say, chrome.

Victory, another American company.

ATV, short for All Terrain Vehicle. I should try this one.

The legendary Vespa. Just pick your colour.

I'd rather be caught dead than been seen riding it.


KTM Duke. Hey, it got the same head design as my MadAss.

This bike is huge.

What's in a name???

Kawasaki Ninja. A ZX-10 I reckon.

ZZR-1400. Yup, a massive 1400cc engine. Bigger displacement than any Perodua car ever built (minus the Rusa 1.6).

A Supermotard. I really like the design.

MV Augusta. The company that Proton used to own.

A masterpiece. The Italian really knows how to design a bike.

The first bike???

P/s Preparing for my final exam (my really final/last/no more after this/finally/kaput exam) tomorrow. Just finished my Master's Project report and got one more final hurdle before I settled everything, the Research Method report.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Then, Now & Tomorrow

4 cylinder, 16 valve, DOHC, USD fork, 4-1 exhaust system, sweet.

Maximum speed before I chicken out, 240 km/h. At that speed, if anything goes wrong, it's fatal. (Pic - Somewhere in Malacca)

1 cylinder, 2 valve, digital speedometer, led tail light, under-seat exhaust system, quite sweet.

Maximum speed with it, 100 km/h. Can't go any faster because the bike is really heavy.
(Pic - On my way to Mt. Dandenong)


P/s I missed my bike back home.