Wednesday, April 30, 2008

happy 21st birthday to me

im sorry i cant say all that i felt and these pictures dont do my birthday justice either. i just wanna thank everyone from home and everyone here for making me feel special. with love, from the bottom of my heart.


Monday, April 28, 2008

love, from home


tita is the bestest aunty in the whole wide world. hands down.

i love you too mama

and tita, ill always be that little girl no matter what.


happy birthday to me by the way

Sunday, April 27, 2008


someone whos at the pub across the street rides a red ducati.

can i steal it?

mariah, soraya, on fire!!!

Friday, April 25, 2008


life is ready to move along move along.

"eh are you mute mute mute?"
"apaaaan siriuss nii. stupid mafa"

teringat. cracked me up.

Alejandro Manzano is the new cover raja!
watch the rest of his/the bands videos as well.
-edit- shiteous, i think im in love with the dude.

so how is everyone then?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

a simple plan






SORAYAtourpage- make yourself at home-page says:
guess who i just met
SORAYAtourpage- make yourself at home-page says:
Young Alyaa ; If we could leave. says:
Young Alyaa ; If we could leave. says:
Young Alyaa ; If we could leave. says:

Young Alyaa ; If we could leave. says:
i dun care if it's simple plan!
Young Alyaa ; If we could leave. says:

yeah, fara alyaa LOVES simple plan.hahahah

i didnt attend their concert just in case any simple plan enthusiasts out there(read: fara alyaa azmin) wanna know how their new songs r like. but since i live right next to the carling academy and all. haha.

Monday, April 21, 2008


i need help deciding on my open unit next year. coz if i can help it, i dont want an extra law unit.

contemporary world politics
This unit aims to provide students with a critical understanding of contemporary world politics. Drawing on contemporary theories of world politics, it introduces students to debates about the structure of the global system and debates about actors and agency within it, explicitly linking theory to empirical analysis and to practice. Drawing on the key themes of power and representation, the unit examines states, sovereignty, interests and power; international institutions, interdependence and globalisation; international political economy and empire; identity politics; securitisation; war and violent conflict; the war on terror; the end of history; and the clash of civilisations.


culture and society
With a largely conceptual and theoretical focus, the unit uses examples from creative arts and debates in anthropology, cultural studies and sociology to consider how the symbolic realm is connected to the material order of society. It addresses how culture is constituted by changing ideas and practices which are crucial to the (re)production and alteration of social structures and relations. We engage some 'classics' of cultural criticism, and contemporary forms such as musical and body cultures to evaluate the significance and meaning of cultural tastes, values, preferences and affinities.

so, how now?.


actually i was thinking of

Can we take the comedy of ancient Greece and Rome seriously? Can we trace the roots of Bart Simpson's comedic family tree back to the comedy slaves of Aristophanes and Plautus? In this unit we will examine the full range of comic, satiric, and invective discourse in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome - from graffiti and oratorical insults, through Old and New Comedy, to the comic novel - to discover how laughter functioned in antiquity both as subversive political critique and conservative social commentary.

bart simpson. woohoo!

also theres an open unit called
indian politics:bollywood to the bomb (i wonder if id get to interview shah rukh khan or somethin)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

conversations on a saturday night

telefon berbunyi ring ring ring
ku angkat ku dengar suara
telefon berbunyi ring ring ring
ku angkat ku dengar McPending

"even though the heart is on the left, its always right"

"i will love you till they find out how to divide by infinity"

"i want to be a spinster for life. however, in the event that i get married, i want to marry someone poor and ugly" (obviously, these words are not mine)

"you know when my friends were all gathering in the chicken, no i mean kitchen, eh i mean canteen"

"who sang white hero?"

Saturday, April 19, 2008


its cold cold cold
its so cold my teeth are sending out messages in morse code
and its saying

why cant i get a degree somewhere in the tropics instead?!!!

its supposed to be spring now its supposed to be spring now its supposed to be spring now its supposed to be spring now its supposed to be spring now but it feels like fkin winter

*deep breath*

im back in bristol everyone. AND IM DOING JUST FINE!

did i convince everyone?


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ok so im flying back today

im sitting in the middle of my room trying to soak in everything around me.

my big big bed, my awesome wall, my books, my stuff, my guitars, my reds, my space and everything else that encompasses my room at home so that when i get back to my little box of a room back in england i can just close my eyes and imagine im back here for a little while. haha.

good thing im moving into a much bigger place next term.

ok shhh, i need to concentrate on all the details of my room.

arrgghh 13 hours of impending glooooom.
yeah i dont like plane rides.

so its like a flight back to the harsh harsh reality of my situation
major nose grinding time here i come ! (i shall make one day of exception which is the 28th of april, come on, u all know what that is right? haha)

Monday, April 14, 2008

freeze! you're under arrest

a gathering, knowing no creed or colour was organized by a certain 'zain and team' yesterday at pavillion. i have to say im glad i took part.

everyone was called to gather from the 1st-4th floor of lot 10 for instructions and we then headed to pavillion for the big freeze. (someone commented that theyve never seen lot 10 that crowded since 1995, the security guards were walking around, confused in seeing so many people with small slips of orange paper)
kl freeze in unison.
go google it(tho the official video is not out yet), and while you're at it google grand central freeze as well

the idea was basically for a bunch of people to simply freeze what they were doing for a full 4 minutes. of course there were people in pavillion who were oblivious to this event and had the opportunity to just observe this spectacle.

i had a lot of fun. amy and i were frozen while camwhoring. both of us had big smiles on our faces while looking at the camera. i did not know my cheeks could ache from smiling too long and ache it did. around us i could hear some spectators

"what the hell is this?"
"is this some sort of competition?"
"weyhh macam matrix dowhh"
"why have they stopped moving?"

funniest was probably this lady who was trying to manouvre a stroller through the frozen crowd. quite unsuccessfully.
and then there was also this girl in front of me who got bullied by a bunch of guys. she froze in a walking pose and some guys with big cameras came to take pictures with her 'madamme tussaud's' like, only more up close and personal. they then went on to make funny faces and unfortunately she cracked and laughed along.
luckily i already had a huge smile plastered on my face or i wouldve cracked up as well.
i also heard there were a bunch of wackos walking around sticking post-it notes on the frozen ones.

i thought it was a success considering the turn out (over 1000 i think) of course there were minor slip ups but the whole thing was alot of fun and im glad i made time to go.

i mean hey its not an easy feat to get 1000 malaysians to follow instructions you know.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

once in a lullaby-hye-hye

last night i missed all 3 screenings of the american idol top 8 performance because i wasnt in.
today i heard them sing during the 1pm repeat.
i dont know why, but i sort of cried during castro's performance of israel kamakawiwo ole's version of somewhere over the rainbow
i just watched it again on youtube and i got goosebumps n teared a little
he doesnt have a powerful voice but theres something about his stage presence thats very mesmerising. i cant explain.

*click* for the real deal. its magical

idol gives back. tonight. was it 7.30 or 8.30?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

mr. jimi hendrix

he didnt want me to study and decided to sleep on my notes

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

why i dont have to do anything about my dreams

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
-Dr. Seuss

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."
-Mark Twain

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
-Pablo Picasso

in this country of sorts

ooh gardenia, sunggu enak dimakan begitu saja


ooh gardenia, PALING enak dicicah dengan milo panas!

someone asked me what makes me malaysian.

i say, im malaysian because i cant live without milo.
im malaysian because when my friends call to ask me where i am (when theyre waiting for me) i say im parking my car even though im only halfway there
im malaysian because i eat my maggi goreng with a twist of lime
im malaysian because i love durian, in any form
im malaysian because i say -laaa
im malaysian because whenever i speak to someone who talks with a different slang, i am suddenly speaking like him/her. (eg, when i buy tau foo fah from a chinese uncle i say "uncle, lu kasi ini satu, itu dua ahh, ini takmau gula" and when ordering at a mamak "ane! rrrrroti canai satu!!")
im malaysian because at the moment, im all into cupcakes n doughnuts. whats it gonna be next? lollipops?
im malaysian because once upon a time, i used my umbrella not to shield me from the rain, but from the scorching sunshine.

i love it here

Sunday, April 06, 2008


soraya hears its snowing all over the uk

dude, its april like
you shibby?

i thought it would be all sunny when i fly back.
tsk tsk

oh mama nature

H-E-L-L-O!. that spells jell-o

last night soraya went to watch the 3rd akademi fantasia concert live at the pj civic hall. haha yes she did

why? coz she was curious. it was classic rock week. and rock as you know it, soraya likes. soraya admits, mama rina rocked like fck.. but soraya thinks its only because she sang enter sandman, which on its own is fkin awesome. nadia did well with total eclipse of the heart and there were some others that were quite commendable.

BUT one performance caught soraya's attention.

TOI. this dude, with little hair, big aviators which soraya has to (quite shamefully) admit resembled hers, a god knows what print shirt, tight jeans, a vest, and boots worn over the jeans. yessaa the whole get up of a rempit. or at least what soraya thinks is ideally described as rempit.

the song of choice (not his i know).. c-i-n-t-a. ok maybe it wasnt so much him. again, it was the song. it left me in stitches man. if ya'll know the song you would know what i mean. basically he's spelling stuff out throught the whole song. c-i-n-t-a k-i-t-a.... m-a-n-a c-i-n-t-a. c-i-n-t-a b-u-t-a.... throughout the whole song dahi ku berkerut, and safia, who was beside me, thinking that i was putting on my confused face kept telling me what he was spelling out.

c-i-n-t-a b-u-t-a ... *cue safia turning sideways* "CINTA BUTA"!.

thanks saf, i dont know how to spell!

and after that, we were off to heritage row for the best maggi goreng ever ever everrr.

Friday, April 04, 2008

*click* for MY version.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

im begging you for mercy

PLEASE *click*

i dont know what you do, but you do it well. im under your spell
i hate it when TOO many songs remind you of someone you dont want to be reminded of.

but i LOVE those songs.

*tries to ignore imagines being conjured up of stupid person by stupid mind*

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

these four walls

tak ada angin. tiba-tiba saya terjatuh. siapa tolak?

messed up messed up. i cant fall asleep till after 7. why why why?. theres not much i can keep myself occupied with till 7 am. ive exhausted all resources. i desperately want to fall asleep so that i cant start my day earlier.

ive been staying in all day and studying. im such a good girl.
so i reward myself by relaxing at night.
and my kind of relax does not mean i sit back n watch tv or stare at the ceiling.
no no, i need to get out of the house.
staying indoors the whole day kinda gets to you.
no, looking out the window doesnt count!

why cant i freaking fall asleep!

*steady hands just take the wheel*

oh fkin get out of my head already!

if you havent, please

-watch 'ghost'. its available on catch up tv at www dot 8tv dot com dot my.

-download the song 'as dust dances' by biffy clyro

-try the double special burger from burger uptown brother john (in front of the old uptown foodcourt)

-try the nbt wings at no black tie (jalan mesui, behind istana hotel)

-own a cat or a puppy.

-sit on the manager (inside joke, sorry)

-try repeatedly saying "blue bulb", ok now go faster.

-download one republic's cover of the song 'mercy' by duffy
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