22 January 2015

What have I done???

I promised myself to take things more seriously this year. So, I sent an application to be the JPP or Jawatankuasa Perwakilan Pelajar(not sure actually,haha)  for IPG Gaya, as Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat. I don't know if I will be accepted, but, now I feel stupid. What have I doneeeeeee? Being a JPP means no money, no extra time, no leisure time, but wide socializing opportunities. Well, at least I have something to look forward to, IF I am voted. Well, actually IF I pass the interview. Hahahahah...I don't mind not being chosen, I just needed the experience to improve myself. :) OK fine. I'm not an angel, I will surely be embarrassed should they reject my application, but I will have something to talk about once I left Gaya next year ! :) 

18 January 2015

My Top Pick Movies 2014

I have slightly different taste in movies compared to people at my age. I guess I am quite in the ‘boring person’ side since people usually show no interest in finishing my favourite movies. Haha.. anyway, it doesn’t mean that the movies aren’t good like The Hunger Games (happen to be one of my favourites) or The Maze Runner but they portray more deeply about life which people usually left hanging on the shelves.

So here are some movies that I really-really recommend everyone to watch, for no reason. Haha. Well maybe it’s time for us to shift our chairs from predictable movies like Maleficent or We’re the Millers (entertaining though) that do not even improve our social awareness or critical thinking skill and watch a better and quality assured movies (maybe?) as below;

The Good Lie
The Good Lie is a story that revolves around four young Sudanese refugees trying to start a new life in America. It was written based on true story stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, and Sarah Baker; no offense, but I only recognize Reese Witherspoon! I cried so hard while watching this movie; the sacrifices they made for their own family touches my heart until at the most unreachable area. 

'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together'-African Proverb

What If

Well it’s a normal love story between two people, but it touches more on reality unlike conventional love story we always watch. There are challenges in falling in love and this movie focuses more on the challenges rather than portraying the lovey-dovey thing that sometimes is irrational! However, it is still funny, really entertaining and full of moral values that I believe can be applied in our everyday lives. Oh! Our very own Harry Potter is all grown up! 

Silver Linings Playbook

The story is quite slow at the beginning but if you’re patient, you can enjoy the amazing closure of the story. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Copper as two problematic individuals, it is funny, motivating and kind of giving you hope to continue working on your big dreams. 

Oh I love these duo

The Perks of being a Wallflower

A story about a quiet, sensitive, 15-year-old boy named Charlie, this kind of movie is practically very common in Hollywood. The story is a mix of everything; sad, funny, deep and most importantly unpredictable. What can be more disappointing than watching a movie that you can already guess the ending? Anyway, there’s something about this movie that I really can’t shake it off, I don’t know what but it doesn’t matter anyway.

'We accept the love we think we deserve' - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I love Emma Watson's hair in this movie!

...the list is endless but these are my top pick for 2014. I watched them at least twice and I will never watched a movie twice if I do not like the story. Have any of you watched these movies before? Do you like it too? :D 

4 January 2015

Holidays 2014; well spent...

I tend to surround myself with books since the past two months. So my holiday is all about goodreads. It only hits me after 3 and a half years signing up as a student teacher, realizing how incompetence I am in my own field. Turn out it is the best hobby ever; the feeling when you are so engrossed in a book amazed me in a way I cannot describe. Not that I didn’t read anything before, but only recently I realized how amazing reading is in making me forget all that is happening around me, especially when I am sad. I cannot find any good word to describe it but it is really really amazing.

Apart from that, I also learnt how to bake a decent cake. I never like baking actually; for me it’s the most annoying activity in the universe. But I did it anyway, you know, we need skills to survive. Who knows it might come in handy one day?

…and friends were engaged and getting married soon, I am so excited for them. Yay, I love wedding. Seeing them makes me feel so old; I then realized that it’s been ages since we joined the buffalo in the mud, jumped on a snake in the river (accidentally), ran up the hill and climbed up trees together. I had the most wonderful childhood.

Anyway, 1 week until school is open, and I am going back to routines. Wake up at 6.00 am, class until 12.00pm sometimes 2.00pm, sports event, practicum, assignments, TESL night and exams.

All the best 2015!

31 December 2014

Happy Last Day of 2014!

So today is the last day of 2014 and here I am, sitting in front of my laptop, scrolling endlessly at random things people wrote about, like ‘how bullshit it is to make a New Year’s resolution because you are still gonna stay the same’ and our newly announced examination results.

Anyway, 2014 has been very good to me the whole year, although there are a lot of things I am constantly mad at, I have many more things to thank for at this moment.

I really want to write about my cliché ‘New Year Resolution’ but I read it somewhere that goals should not be announced publicly, because it will take away all our motivation to make it true. I kinda believed it, you know, learning it the hard way. Haha..

 So, happy last day of 2014 and enjoy the moment. Remember, don’t let others know your 2015 goals, or you will suffer another more year of not achieving anything! *Ketuk mija*

22 December 2014

Natural Remedies For Pimples That I Love!

It's the season of the year again; Christmas. As usual, I spend my 1 and a half month holidays at home downloading movies like there's no tomorrow, except this year, I am a bit occupied with my almost 3 months old niece; EmmaJane. My sister put her under my mum's guardian for a while and it is truly a joy having her at home with us. 

So, being a full time aunt to Emma makes me lazy to take a good care of my skin. Skincare regime is just so tiring. And guess what, pimples started to grow one by one, happily inhabiting my face. It's mortifying. It's only a few days shy from Christmas and I have pimples all over my face!

So here, I'm gonna share with you some tricks that I've learnt along the way of curing my pimples. I only share what works on me, but, I am positive that it will works on you too! hihi

1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is the most popular remedy for pimples. Apply the gel taken directly from the plant on your pimples. It has great healing properties especially on popped pimples. Sometimes I put it on Emma's face, it so good in reducing redness.

2. Lemon juice
Lemon juice is not only good for healing pimples, it helps lighten the skin too! Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a bowl, take a cotton wool, and apply it on your face. Better to use it at night because lemon is sensitive to sun. And oh! It's soooo gonna sting! But no pain, no gain, right??

3. Honey
Honey is naturally antibacterial, soothing and healing to the skin. Put a spoonful of honey on your fingers, and spread over your entire face. Put some on the lips too, it's so good for moisturizing the lips. Let it sit for 2 minutes and rinse with warm water. 

4. Shaklee Vitamin E
This is my favourite of all. Okay, putting this vitamin on my face hurts me a little because it sooo expensive but it really really works! Take the vit E capsule and tear it off. Take the liquid in it and spread it all over your face. It's so oily so I recommend you to wear it before you go to sleep at night. It will be gone in the morning. And all you get is super smooth skin and contracted pimples! 

Easy peasy. Try it! It’s very easy to prepare and works wonder! Of course my pimples have not entirely gone, but it has amazingly moisturized my face especially the aloe vera gel and vit E capsule.