I have a hamster

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day: Several Haiku

Falling H20,
Snow when frozen, rain when not,
Often clear, rarely white

Slowly snow sweeps streets,
Enveloping a pure white,
Leaving none untouched,

Frozen, freezing path,
Blanket embraced me 'till one,
Frosted Flakes for lunch.

Growl Grumble Squirk Squeak,
My stomach weeps in hunger,
"Fill me up", she cries.

(to be cont'd)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Hey Jude by Joe Anderson (ost. Across the Universe, originally by The Beatles)

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude don't be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

And any time you feel the pain, Hey Jude, refrain
Don't carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it's a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Na na na na na
na na na na

Hey Jude don't let me down
You have found her now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

So let it out and let it in
Hey Jude begin
You're waiting for someone to perform with
And don't you know that it's just you
Hey Jude you'll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder

Na na na na na
na na na na Yeah

Hey Jude don't make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you'll begin to make it better
Better, better, better, better, better, Yeah,Yeah,Yeah

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na
Na Na Na Na, Hey Jude!

Just a song that I was humming tonight. I just realized the beauty of this song and its lyrics in its simplicity. Somehow, The Beatles knew what to expect 40+ years ahead when they wrote this song, which is still extremely relevant in today's ever-changing world.

Before I forget to mention, Across the Universe is a musical-movie worth watching especially for you movie and music aficionados. I loved it. So will you :)


Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

p.s. Double post night! Whoop de DOO



Some people interpret this word as the thing they see when they look into a mirror.

Some people interpret this word as the person that everyone else looks at when they look at them.

Some people interpret this word as that gosh-darn gorgeous person staring back at them when they look into a mirror, while thinking "Wow, I hope people look at me in the exact same way."

Some people interpret this word as the only way to remind themselves of what has been done and how it affects other people.

Some people interpret this word as the moment when their ego and vanity is tossed aside and reality and humility checks in.

Some people interpret this word as the only time when they truly appreciate god's gift of life and how lucky they are to be surrounded by the people that they love.

Then again, a reflection might simply mean light shining onto a surface and bouncing off onto another...Yet in its simplicity, it captures the gist of the word "reflection".

p.s. Just some random rants, it might not make much sense, but somehow it did to me while I was writing it. I guess I must've been sleepy/high/a combination

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

Friday, January 15, 2010

Stay Away - L'arc En Ciel

I am purposely making this post in order to share with y'all this song that has been stuck at the back of my head for....3 days now. It's an awesome song, with an even more awesomely-droolworthy bass-line. HYDE+Tetsu+Ken+Yukihiro=JRock Virtuosos XD. And for all of you weirdo-aficionados out there (including me), check out the last minute-or-so segment of the video; an odd blend of creativity, craziness and humor :).

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

p.s. 2 posts within 10 minutes of each other = clear indication of boredom :)

Random Rants

I felt like I needed to create a Random Post about Random things that I do in life Randomly. So, without further ado.... :)

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
Rec Center
2. Who are you in love with?
For me to know, and for you to find out.
3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
The bottle cap of my laundry detergent
5. When is the last time you went to the mall?
Earlier Today, at around 1:25pm-ish
6. Are you wearing socks right now?
7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?
8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
10. Are you hot?
11. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Gold Peak Ice Tea Sweetened
12. What are you wearing right now?
A "guitar" t-shirt and corduroy pants
13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
14. Last food that you ate?
M&M's Dark Chocolate Peanuts (really good)
15. Where were you last week at this time?
Karaoke-ing at Memorial House.... I think
16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
17. When is the last time you ran?
4 Hours ago
18. What's the last sporting event you watched?
Basketball @ Vanderbilt Memorial Gymnasium
19. What is your favorite animal?
Fish, Cat and Hamster. It's a tie.... Maybe leaning more towards fish.
20. Your dream vacation?
All-paid-for trip to Seattle, and watching the Seattle Mariners play at Safeco Field.... Or a tour around Europe. (I would like to go to Seattle first though)
21. Last person's house you were in?
Syun's place
22. Worst injury you've ever had?
Bike Accident :P
1. Badly Gashed Forehead/Cheek/Shoulders/Hands
2. Bruised Left Eye
3. Hairline fracture of left eye socket. (No surgery)

Time of recovery: 2 weeks (Alhamdulillah :D)
23. Have you been in love?
24. Do you miss anyone right now?
25. Last play you saw?
"Air Con" at KLPac
26. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
27. What are your plans for tonight?
Have some cheesecake (possibly), study Math 155b, practice Bass, sleep
28. Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?
I don't know/ can't remember
29. Next trip you are going to take?
Wherever the Midwest games are scheduled to be held/Skiing somewhere/Seattle/Home Sweet Malaysia
30. Ever go to camp?
31. Were you an honor roll student in school?
Not sure... Maybe?
32. What do you want to know about the future?
Will I be a good parent?
33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?
35. Where is your best friend?
In Malaysia and in Nashville... It should read friend(s)...btw
36. How is your best friend?
Funny, trustworthy, outgoing, happy-go-lucky attitude towards life, and many more :)
37. Do you have a tan?
If you consider the slightly dark shade of my skin a tan... then.... sure....
38. What are you listening to right now?
Stay Away - L'arc En Ciel
39. Do you collect anything?
I would like to, but not yet as of right now
40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
For me to know, and for you to never find out ;)
41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
Ride back from Walmart (Hilmi.... XD)
42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
43. What does your last text message say?
Salam, cik *** ******... roti awk ade ngan sy..bila2 nk, btaw la ek...nnti expired lak roti tu..
44. Do you like hot sauce?
45. Last time you took a shower?
This Morning
46. Do you need to do laundry?
47. What is your heritage?
Syed ...... Bin-Yahya
48. Are you someone's best friend?
Yes, I would like to think so :)
49. Are you rich?
I wish
50. What were you doing at 12AM last night?

So, that was 50 Random facts about me, listed in a Random order. Hope you enjoyed it :)

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

p.s. This might just become a monthly tradition XD

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A new day, A new way, Hellllloo Spring Semester 2010!

*sniffs air.....

Little Fishy (thinks) : Smells like.... vegetable omelet, tater-tots and chocolate milk. Yup, school has definitely started at Vanderbilt.


When do we go on summer vacation again?

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy

Saturday, January 9, 2010

First Song (Song Title Still Undecided)

First big news of 2010 for the F.I.A.D. crew: we've finally completed 80% of our first song. There are still some parts of the song that could do with a little bit of modification, but overall, the parts for lead, rhythm, bass and drums are more or less finalized.

I would probably say that our first venture into song writing sounds something like a cross between Bunkface, Bullet for my Valentine (without the screamo), Dir En Grey/L'Arc-en-Ciel with a hint of Coldplay.

The next logical step would be: write lyrics, insert vocals and clean up on the song delivery. Since we want the lyrics to be catchy and yet MEANINGFUL, this part will likely take a considerable amount of time. (note: emphasis on the word Meaningful, because as of late, more and more bands are going with the whole "catchy beat and catchy rhythm ftw.... who the f*** cares about the lyrics anyways....." approach to creating a song, which to me, is a disgrace to the the art of song writing. If you're gonna write a song, don't do a half-a**ed job of it by writing sloppy, thoughtless lyrics...agreed?)

I will post the song up as soon as I am able to.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

p.s. If anyone has any ideas for our song title, feel free to leave your suggestions down below. Thanks

Monday, January 4, 2010

Au Revoir 2009, Hello 2010! (Cont'd)

Sorry for the delay between the first post and this one. I've been a bit busy with things I didn't initially want to be occupied with (i.e. work :S)



The plan was carried out almost to the dot; 9:25 at West, getting on the bus at 9:55, arriving at Downtown at 10:05pm. There we were, at downtown Nashville, 2 hours early for the New Year Celebration. It was then that I realized, if you don't drink alcohol or if you're not a clubbing person, then there is absolutely no point in arriving early.

To sum up what we did during the 2 hours of wait = walk > picture time > pose > walk > picture time > pose, rinse and repeat.

Oh yes, just in case I forget, the supposed "80 foot guitar" was more like..... 6 . Total Letdown... pfft... Way to go Nashville...

2 hours later...

10...9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

5 minutes later, the fireworks ended. To quote what one of the 18 mobsters said, "Ha? Tu je?"...

And so began the gruelling 1hr 15 min trek back to Vanderbilt.

Summary of New Year's Eve 2009/2010 at Nashville = "Belum cuba belum tahu, sekarang dah tahu, TAK DAPEK LA EDEN NAK PI TAHUN!"

It was a cold night...A very very cold night...In more ways than one.

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fish

Friday, January 1, 2010

Au Revoir 2009, Hello 2010!

31 December 2009, 4:30pm:

Fishy Drummer: BZZZ

Little Fish: ?

Fishy Drummer: Nk g downtown tak ari ni?

And so began the great downtown plan to usher in a new year.

The plan:

2125hrs - Meet up outside West House
2205hrs - Arrive downtown
2206-2350hrs - Explore the sights and smells of New Year's Eve at downtown Nashville
2359.50hrs - 10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..............

Well that was the plan, but what actually happened will be described at greater length in my upcoming post. Stay tuned folks.

Happy New Year

Yours Fishfully,

Little Fishy