Monday, June 23, 2008


i saw fireflies last friday.


oh yeah, instead of making a very eye-catching title this time, i decided to go with a more simpler one, and just go straight to the point instead of making u guys read the whole entire blog, only to find it wasn't the best way to spend your precious five minutes. ahaha.

hi (or hai) everyone. personally i prefer hai, coz hi just looks weird. but when im writing in english, hai seems weird also. oh well. erm, the first line pretty much says it all. i saw a firefly last friday. how long has it been since i last saw a firefly? in case somebody doesnt even know what a firefly is, its those bugs that have lights on their... rear ends. :P yeah, its a REAL bug! lolz. of course you guys have seen it... but when was the last time you saw it yourselves? dont count the times you've seen them on tv okay.

i remember playing with those things when i was a little boy, plenty of times. at that time, it was something u see quite often. but that was years ago. and last friday, i was in the middle of nowhere. well it wasnt exactly nowhere, i was at a drug rehab centre in the interior parts of kedah. i followed my father to a wedding, the daughter of the person that runs that centre was the one getting married.

the reason im writing about this, it just suddenly hit me, the children of tomorrow arent even going to know things like this, actually exist. they're going to think its just something made-up that often comes out in cartoons, like spongebob, or that purple-coloured dinosaur. so we should do whatever it is we can to help save the environment, to make sure these creatures wont go extinct.

suddenly im an environmentalist. lol. i checked, and it turns out these things arent going extinct anytime soon. huhu. guess i got worried for nothing.

i was planning on writing about my holidays, but i think im going to spare you ppl the agony of going thru ridiculously boring stuff about myself. there really is nothing to talk about. basically i just stayed at home, caught up with the lost series, south park. i couldnt even play games, since the desktop got busted. damn.. what a wasted holiday this has been. i didnt meet up with any of my long lost friends. didnt even get to go anywhere special since the redang plan blew up in smokes. boy, i sure was bloody upset when the redang plan got cancelled. you'd think you can rely on some ppl after knowing them for almost 2 years, but i guess you can't... oh well. lifes like that. i can go all nite talking bout these sorts of stuff, but really, whats the point, so ill just leave it at that..

here's something interesting. i was watching lost, in the first  few days of the holidays, and there was something that charlie did that caught my interest. you see, charlie was about to die, and he knew exactly when and where he was going to die. how did he know? well, theres this other guy called desmond, and basically, he can see the future. so.. this dude, desmond, he's been saving charlies life over and over again, but apparently the universe has a way of self correcting itself, so no matter how many times desmond saves charlie from death's grasp, sooner or later, he's going to die. the reason charlie decides to die this time, was because desmond said, they were going to get rescued, (they as in all the people stranded on the island), and he particularly saw claire (charlie's love interest) getting on a helicopter and going away, but before that happens, charlie has to die....

Sooo, anyways, before charlie dies, he lists down the top 5 moments of his entire life, intending on giving it to claire. and it got me thinking, 'hmm, that isnt a bad idea after all'. not that i plan on dying anytime soon, (no worries ppl :D), but it is something interesting to think about. while at utp, i sometimes talk to my friends about something similar. its not a list of my top 5 moments in life, but instead a list of things i intend to do before dying. since the list of things i want to do before dying grows all the time, for now i guess i'll list down the top 5 moments of my life, so far.

number 5 - all of my relatives from my mothers side singing me happy birthday, and actually getting a coconut for a birthday present from some crazy lunatic. lolz. close friend, act. u know who u are. ;)

number 4 - coming into class 50 minutes late, with food in one hand,
thru the front door, and able to bullsh*t my way out of trouble... :P

number 3 - surviving one week stranded in sabah with friends.

number 2 - stopped a toddler from running into the middle of a busy road (basically, being a hero :P ), and although planned to keep it quiet, close friends found out.

number 1 - being congratulated by a total stranger for getting good grades. came up to me, shook my hand, and said she was proud of me, and told me to keep up the good work..

its not much really, but its my top 5. and for your info, all these things except for number one happened while i was in pasum.. so you can guess why i like going to pasum so much, and why even after 2 years i still go through the trouble of going to kl and meeting friends from pasum, and why i bother trying to arrange reunions when most of them dont really care that much anyways.. it was my first hostel experience. my first time doing everything on my own. the first time i met with ppl from various states, from various backgrounds. being exposed to the real world for the first time. my first taste of university/college life. those were the days..

dont get me wrong though, i like it here in utp, but in terms of the true college experience, my bet is theres no place like UM. when i first started in UTP, i felt a huge difference in UM and UTP. my god, the first week, i realised that the nearest shopping complex was about an hour away... and from that moment on i knew that life was probably never going to be the same, ever again.

oh well, life is full of surprises. you'll never know where you're going to end up in the future. i better stop here, im going to watch another episode of south park before going to bed.

till next time, chow.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

a rock came down from the sky, and landed in my front yard....

hows that for a blog title?!?! lol. hai guys. n gals. long time no see. or hear. or read. wuteva. apologies for not keeping in touch, you know how i am.. true friendship prevails no matter what rite? ;) but feel free to give me a call, drop me a msg or nething, i may be quiet, but i never deliberately not reply someone, and i always make it a point to always say goodbye or bubye or that sort of stuff b4 i stop msging, not the one to suddenly stop msging or chatting and leaving the guy/gal hanging, coz thats just not me. n fyi, i dont like to be left hanging also.. ;)

so here i am, in the middle of my holidays, basically bored to the max at this point. and the fact that i cant play any computer games isnt helping. at all. so basically, what ive been doing are things that i normally wouldnt be doing, since i would be busy playing computer games. bugging ppl i wouldnt normally bug. reading blogs that i normally wouldnt be reading. going to sleep after being awake for only 1 hour... wait, i do that all the time.. haha.

i'm sure you guys are wondering right now, "when the hell is he gonna start talking bout the rock?!?!" hehe. patience my friends. surely a few more paragraphs of my ramblings wouldnt be too much of a wait for you? i mean, you guys waited around two months for this post ( assuming you ppl act waited.. haha), whats another few minutes right.....  i knew you'd understand. :)

hmm, lets see. ah yes, rumah perak. always something interesting to talk about rumah perak. the lukis dan menang ( previously known as win, lose or draw.. apparently some campaign to use the malay language by the organiser, keluarga azmi.. ;P) game this year, has been won, again, for the 2nd time by keluarga haji hassan basri. congrats to them, with only 3 family members and one imported family member (lolz), they emerged victorious this year. my family got 3rd place.. hehe. yeay for us! although, we definitely couldve won, but since my father broke the rules by doing gestures instead of drawing, we were disqualified.... hahaha. the category was fruits and the fruit was 'pulasan'. lol. he drew a sort of like rambutan, then he started 'memulas' ngan tgn dia. haha. (what is memulas in english anyways? squeeze? twist? yeah, thats it. twisting.) apologies for my broken english. so we were immediately disqualified and got 0 for that round. haha. but if we did get to answer that one, we would've been the champions... oh well, there's always next year. but dunno if i'll be able to make it to rumah perak next year, with my internship program and all that.. we'll just have to wait and see. all in all, definitely a memorable trip, i wouldn't miss it for the world...

no, no, it's not yet time for the story of the rock... pls! don't rush me! haha..

currently im planning a trip to pulau redang with my friends. but the thing is, some of them won't even reply my messages. i mean, come on, you said you wanted to go, but you can't even reply my messages? im doing everything else, you just have to reply when i ask you something... haish. only thing i need now is to confirm when we'll be going and book the hotel, and off we go.. oh well. we'll see how it goes. i'll be sure to blog about it (if we ever actually go... haha).

rock? what rock? owh THAT rock... haha. ok2. yeah, i guess its about time.. i'm running out of things to talk about anyways... haha.

it all started last saturday. there was a wedding in my housing area. a close friend of my mum was the mother of the bride. that morning, we were act in penang, my... man my english sucks. what do you call 'atok sedare' in english? lets see... if atok is grandfather. and my father/mother's brother is uncle, so i guess my grandfather's brother is my, grand-uncle?.. =_=" haha. not so sure, but we'll go with that for now. so, moving on, my grand-uncle passed away last friday. al-fatihah. no worries, i wasn't really close with him. don't think i've ever really had a conversation with him. still, family is family. plus he is my father's uncle, surely he was somewhat close with him. so we went back after friday prayers, and we got in time just before they buried him. it went smoothly, the funeral. the thing i noticed at my grandfather and my grand-uncle's funeral is that there were so many people. what normally would be a quiet little house is now packed with friends, families, distant relatives. i can only hope that i am remembered, loved enough by that many people when it is my turn.

eh, im getting sidetracked. huhu. sori. getting back to the main storyline, there was a wedding, and the walimatul urus was on saturday. since my mum was close friends with the bride's mother, she had to be there, lend a helping hand greeting the guests and all that. and so it happens, one of the many people that were invited to the wedding was the contractor that built my house. yeah, my mum is friends with the boss of the contractor that built my house. is it any wonder why we got our house at a rather cheap price? ahaha. another interesting fact would be that this contractor was not the small-time contractor, this was the type of contractor that would usually be making an entire housing area, instead of just one measly house. but he did our house anyways, and he helped us cut costs building the house by a lot, so in time my parents became good friends with the contractor... (notice how i don't like to put in any names in my blog? hehe. just a habit really. no reason.)

so the story goes that after the kenduri, the contractor came by our house for tea. see, at our house, there's this rock. no, this is not the rock thats in the title. but i'm getting there. you know the kinds of rocks thats all shiny, and some people like to collect it, put it in gardens and stuff. you know, the big ones, the kind that chinese people like to collect. yeah that one. (not sure which rock you're thinking of, but lets assume thats the one.. haha.) my dad bought it a long time ago for some reason, never knew he liked rocks, but who cares. haha. oh yeah, did i mention that the contractor was chinese? i didnt? ok well im mentioning it now. haha. so that day also, i found out that the reason that chinese like to collect these rocks is because they believe it brings luck. so when the contractor guy saw this kind of rock at my house, he offered to my father this rock that he found in one of his construction sites. apparently, chinese also believe that if you find something good, present it to someone, and it will bring you luck also. or something like that. lolz. im not exactly the fung-shui expert, so the facts might not be so accurate.

the thing you should know about my father is that, he has a hard time saying no to someone. anyone for that matter. there was this one time, this one guy was selling keropok ikan from house to house, and everytime he came, he would ask for my dad since he knows my dad will buy the keropok, even though it is double the usual price for that keropok. (no joke, went to tesco or jusco, not sure, and saw the same keropok at 2 ringgit plus, the guy was selling it for 5 bucks a packet..) so whenever he came, me being the not-so-nice guy, would often tell the guy to go away. mean, i know, but he was ripping my dad off, what would you do if your dad was being ripped off? haha. but later i found that the guy was very poor, so i guess that explains a lot. haha. very2 bad, yasin. yeah2, i know. im all for helping the poor, but when someone comes to your house almost everyday selling overpriced keropok, you cant help but be somewhat annoyed... hehe. not funny? okay. im shutting up now. XP

ANYWAYS, back to the original story, my father, being the person that he is, accepted the offer. i believe it was on sunday when that contractor came back to our house. turns out he liked the rock that my father bought that he asked him to take him to the place that he bought it. and so he did. and believe it or not, when he got to the place, the contractor bought all the rocks on sale there. 500 bucks.. for... rocks... rocks. lolz. he has money to spend i guess, let him be. and so at that very same day, he took my dad to see the rock. the rock that would soon come down from the skies above...

for those of you that were thinking " omg, a meteor landed in yasin's house? why isn't it in the news?", sorry to disappoint you guys. no meteors or rocks from outer space here. hehe. so why the title then? aha, here's why. the rock that the contractor wanted to give to my dad was a LOT bigger than the rock we had at home. the one we had was about the size of a... bowling bag. yeah, thats about it. this other rock, when standing upright, (the rock, that is), is taller than i am, assuming there is such a thing as a rock standing upright. hahaha. and it would take 2 me's to fully hug the rock. so you get the idea of how big it is. neways, its so big, that you cant exactly expect someone to carry in into my yard.

so how exactly did the contractor brought it into my yard? him being a contractor and all, got hold of a truck, and a crane. yes friends. a crane. so the truck brought the rock to the front of my house. the crane unloaded it from the truck. then, the crane lifted the rock up into the air, moved it a bit to the side, and landed the rock in my front yard.....

and that my friends, is how a rock came down from the sky, and landed in my front yard. haha. wasn't exactly what you expected? yeah, i may have exaggerated a bit with the title.. hehe. but come on, how often do you get to see a rock bigger than yourself dangling in mid-air, and to top it all off, land in your front yard? and with that being a wicked sight as it is, surely the blog that tells the tale deserves a title befitting its wickedness... hahaha. you've got to admit, its a nice title.. attention grabber. it grabs your attention. makes you interested. and that my friends, is good advertising. hehe.

guess thats it for this time. oh yeah, so sorry for not posting any pics of the
rock. any rock for that matter. i wanted to, but its now almost 5 in
the morning, and i didnt snap any pictures during the day. but come
back later, and i will post it either in my profile, or right here.

UPDATE: the pics, i have uploaded in my profile.. spent almost half an hour trying to arrange it here, but failed. visit my profile to see it...

till next time, chow.