Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another entry

I’ve got so much to blog but I guess I’ll just summarize things up in case those who came to read doze off reading halfway…


*Few years back*

There’s this drama that caught my attention, a fairly old one. Known as “Hana Kimi” by many, the story is mainly about a girl dressed up as a guy to enter an all-boys school.

I first know of the Taiwan version and to be honest, that drama is a major turnoff for me. Watched 2 episodes and deleted the rest with the reason that the drama is plain boring.

*Fast forward to the year 2009*

After having dinner at my grandparent’s house on 1 of the CNY nights, I join my uncles watching TV programs and saw the same drama that I disliked few years back. But since the rest of the channels are still broadcasting advertisement, I decided to just watch Hana Kimi again.

Halfway through the show, I was wondering how come majority of the actors are Japanese? Then only I realized that there’s also a Japanese version.

Now, the Japanese version is so much better than the Taiwan version in many ways and I’m sure those who have watched it will agree with me too.

A million thanks to SARS for doing all the subbing for Hana Kimi. Go visit their website -here-


Once again, Dell’s customer service never failed to amaze me.

Few months ago, I gave them a call requesting them to send a technician to service my notebook (because the hinge joining the notebook and the LCD screen is shaky + the media buttons are not really functioning well).

That afternoon, the technician came and dismantled my notebook. I got nervous since this is the first time I serviced my notebook. I know this is stupid but I did pray in my heart that nothing will go wrong as I see so many tiny components being taken out.

After that, the technician took out 2 boxes of components. Then only I realized that he is not going to repair it but rather to replace the old with the new.

While replacing the components, the technician (better known as an engineer) explained that the warranty covers all of the notebook’s components except the battery and the AC adapter. That is fine with me since I got my new battery and my adapter is functioning normally.


My new semester started and much has happened, both pleasant and unpleasant… I started driving to Swinburne this semester and to be honest, I was nervous as I rarely drive (maybe a few times in a week, with my dad supervising). Luckily all is well, no accidents or anything bad that could have happened to a driver.

Then we had parties for our friends who are reaching 21 years old and my wallet was bleeding non-stop. It was kinda hectic but I like the parties, and don’t mind paying as long as I am not the one organizing it.

Then for the 1st time I see this guy who is a two-timer, probably the worst of the worst two-timer. I have much to say about you, calling you names, spreading word of your pathetic character and even more. But doing so won’t benefit me in any way, and doing so wouldn’t heal the wounds that you had inflicted.

Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

I have no need of further explanations.


Before I end this entry, I’d like to share this with all of you:

The Rules For Being Human

1. You will receive a body.
You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period of this time around.

2. You will learn lessons.
You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called Life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Growth is a process of trial and error: Experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.

4. A lesson is repeated until learned.
A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end.
There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better than “here”.
When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here”.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you.
You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you.
You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie inside you.
The answers to Life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10. You will forget this.

Cherie Carter-Scott