Saturday, June 30, 2007


I should probably start this post by going yeay.
Guess what? My timetable change request has finally been granted after FOUR annoying rejections. Now I'm a confirmed free-for-Friday collegeboy!

*hops around in glee*

Oh well. Enough of the euphoria, Jj.

By the way. The Phantom of The Opera play is opening in Princess Theatre starting from July 19, and gawd I am sooooo desperately wanting to go all opera-ish and watch it with tears in my eyes *ovedramatic yeah I know*. But hey, even the student ticket price is still far above my weekly budget. You can do heaps with a big A$70. Not so much, yet still it's quite an expense. Whatever. I think it's gonna be worth it anyway. Better start saving up! *sighs*

Another good news: my textbook list is complete and checked!!
Thank God. =) *laughs*

Happy weekend, guys!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Aren't these ladies truly amazing?
How I miss watching them in Desperate Housewives.

...about classes...

Can anyone see the valid connection between continuing classes and water shortage?

Haha. Call this weird, people, but my classes today are cancelled in a sudden due to no water running in the campus area. And generally ALL afternoon classes are consequently postponed as well, until further notice which is still uncertain when.

Like I said. Can anyone see the connection between those two separate variables?
Aside from the annoying fact that I am beginning to sound disturbingly microeconomic-ish now, whew, I just don't see where the relevance of this odd decision is.

I mean, hey, t's not like we're gonna be using water as the general media of tutorials and lectures today anyway.

Whatever. I think I'm just gonna have to shut up and be happy that there is no class today.
Time to go have some fun! *laughs*

And oh yeah, the Monash College computer labs are kinda cool, btw. Haha. Surfing the net and blogging has never been this exciting. Laughing over water shortage, as my guilty conscience puts in. But hey, who cares? *winks*

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

...about books...

I have discovered one strange yet painfully true fact about college life just today. Well, except from the part where I realized that Building 73 of the Clayton campus is congested by people from the mainland China. No racist comment here whatsoever. I just wanna point out that wherever you go around the building, you'll definitely hear some Chinese spoken around you, either in hushed whispers or pronounced loudly between giggles.

Whatever. I'm getting awfully OOT here. Ok, back to the painfully true fact thingy...

Wtf. The textbooks that I need to purchase for tutorial classes, assignments, and exam materials cost significantly higher than the amount I need to pay my unlimited wireless internet bill. And the books aren't even brand-new; they're all poorly-maintained, savagely-priced secondhand copies! Whew. Imagine that.

What makes me even more reluctant in buying is the mind-blowing thought that I can similarly go crazy-shopping in Chadstone and end up going back home, all spent and exhausted, with a considerable amount of extra-cool stuff with that frikkin' A$650; something I consider much more worthy than wasting that yummy total on, gawd, brand-new, hard-covered lousy college textbooks!! The ones that I'm sure I won't even have a chance to familiarize myself with before they eventually have to move on to yet another common-college-student-minded-and-not-used-to-real-textbook user.

Tell me, now. Who in their right state will be willing to take out that much amount cash *gawd, my hearts aches even when I type* in exchange for those books? No offense. I just don't quite get the idea why.

Well, this is when I'm really thankful that there is such thing as a book-marketplace in my campus community. An online forum where you can actually find excellent bargains on good used books with much cheaper price. Thank God.

I thought I was gonna go broke and starve for the rest of the month due to purchasing, no, sacrificing all I was worth on those damned books. Now I can at least relax a little. Haha. Whatever. I don't know where this lame post is going to.

Anyway. I guess that's about it. Gotta go to sleep earlier so I can catch tomorrow's morning lecture.
Nite, guys!! *winks*

Sunday, June 24, 2007


JJ's in Melbourne!!!! =D

*jingkrak-jingkrak kesenangan*

Haha. You're damn right I'm overreacting. But yeah, I'm here now. At last. And after five long, torturous days of lame, lonely, non-Internet phase of existence, I can finally manage to re-connect my life to the rest of the world and do some proper updating for this blog. Call me weird, but I could actually survive! Should I congratulate myself for it then?

Wtf. Incessant rambling yeah I know.

Aaaaaaanyways... Melbie's truly FANTASTIC!! In just five days I've managed to memorize the Clayton-city routes for trains and buses, yet still I don't feel lifeless. The city's beautiful and bustling, with countless classic and modern buildings towering all around, blending in just a perfect way to create a state-of-the-art architectural combination. Quite diversely different from the good ol' jTown, to say the least. The people are friendly, the streets are congested yet surprisingly clean, the shopping centers are hip, Borders is the new bookworm groove, and of course Starbucks are everywhere!!! *laughs*

The weather's not quite pleasant though, what with the chilly cold and all [well it's winter fgs]. Four seasons in a day, as locals put in. You can have a warm sunny start in the morning, expect light showers in the afternoon, and experience extreme hailstorms for the rest of the evening. Imagine that! And this is just the beginning of the season. Quite moody huh?

Well, settling down is not that easy. But I think I'm gonna get through this just fine.
My Monash College classes start next Monday. A busy year's waiting excitedly for me! *sighs*

Oh, well. It's not like I can do anything about it anyway. I guess I'm just gonna have to get on with it and stop complaining.

Oh by the way, I'm currently in the middle of trying to copy the local Melburnian accent and adopt it as my tone. Kinda hard, though, especially the vocal sounds. Another beginner way of settling in, I guess. *grins*

Have your fingers crossed for me, guys!! =D
Love you all.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

...coming soon!!

Indo Rulez!! xD
Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne
June 21, 2006

[more updates coming soon]

Thursday, June 14, 2007 the world on a string...

I can't believe what I am actually facing right now.

My departure is in four days. Four frikkin' days! Fgs. And boy I still have tons of unfinished business to be done here before I go. Important meetings, farewells, even annoying promises. 'Coz I really wanna leave on good terms with everything; I need to say a proper goodbye to this memorable metropolis as well. The one I grew up with these eighteen precious years of life.

There are so many beautiful things I'm gonna have to leave behind. So many unforgettable, cherished moments of youth shared together with loved ones; family, friends, crushes, lovers...

I don't know how to start over and say goodbye for good, 'coz everything will never be the same again once I really, really go.

Tell me, what should I do? *sobs*

Anyway. Have a fabulous week, guys.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


My university's checked.

My passport's back.

My student visa's out.

My flight's confirmed.

My room rent is decided.

My luggage is open and ready to be filled in.

My heartbeats are starting to race.

My feet are getting cold.

And my stomach starts getting those weird butterfly-strikes.

Dear God.
Am I ready...?

Monday, June 04, 2007

...all i ask of you...

No more talk of darkness,
forget these wide-eyed fears;
I'm here, nothing can harm you,
my words will warm and calm you...

Let me be your freedom,
let daylight dry your tears;
I'm here, with you, beside you,
to guard you and to guide you...

Say you'll love me ev'ry waking moment;
turn my head with talk of summertime.
Say you need me with you now and always;
promise me that all you say is true,
that's all I ask of you...

Let me be your shelter,
let me be your light;
you're safe, no one will find you,
your fears are far behind you...

All I want is freedom,
a world with no more night;
and you, always beside me,
to hold me and to hide me...

Then say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime;
let me lead you from you solitude.
Say you need me with you, here beside you,
anywhere you go, let me go too,
that's all I ask of you...

Say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime.
Say the word and I will follow you.
Share each day with me, each night, each morning.
Say you love me...
You know I do...

Love me, that's all I ask of you.
Anywhere you go let me go too...
Love me...
that's all I ask of you...

--The Phantom of The Opera, OST