Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Here comes the shortest season of the year. Autumn is a month when trees turn into red or yellow etc. Almost 2 weeks ago, I went to see those beautiful colorful trees in TAkao-san. It was full of bad luck events. Actually besides seeing those beautiful leaves we were planning to enjoy our meal at a famous delicious shop we saw in TV. The shop has only ONE menu,ya you got me right only ONE and it is a 1 kg monjya beef like this :

Ya maybe it does look small in this picture, but believe me it is huge. 1 Kg ok? we are not Malayan tiger !! There is this legend that this boss so arrogant that sometimes he even stop people from entering his shop. Only those he is familiar with can get hidden menus. However we dont even get our chance to be chased away :(
The shop was closed on the day we went and we curiously asked the boss next door. He said that no one knows when the shop operates !! Everything depends on his mood !! Wow , sounds like a legendary shop...cheh !! so delicious meh but nonetheless make me feel like trying my luck again next time. Im just a normal human with a problem of wanting something we dont get easily !!
We wasted so much time on this fruitless detour. We were supposed to head to TAkao-san now but actually not long ago my junior,James had called me and said that he wanna join us watching red leaves too. The day is already getting late..if we wait...we might end up getting nothing today.So, we indulged into a conversation sounds as following

me : so how? wanna wait for him?
LYK : it is bad to leave him isnt it?
KLE : arent you the one who ask him to come out?
..........................Out of a sudden............................................

me : mm...okla, we leave him here but lets wait for him on the mountain.
HBC : how about you 2, we just need another vote ??
LYK : not good leh ...mm...
KLE : I vote on waiting for him.
............................this make it tie at 2-2.................................
me : Okla..lets risk ourself of not seeing red leaves but we must wait for him.

so this is how our second bad event of the day get started.We simply wasted our time walking around waiting for his arrival.

Finally we reached Takao-san. There is this great museum of art we wanted to enter but since we were running out of time so we decided to head for the top of the mountain 1st. At this point, we almost missed the last lift trip up if hadn't James ran all the way from railway station. As a result ,our red leaves sightseeing trip which was supposed to be our main turned into a shortened trip of " RUNNING, SNAPPING, RUNNING, SNAPPING, RUNNING, SNAPPING" all the way to the top. And still this is what we can get :( Me with the late-boy.Isnt it a bit dark?? Isnt it fully dark now? sorry to say this, but aren't the guy second from right appears like his face got rubbed by an eraser :p
With only half satisfaction, we went downhill only to find out that the museum is already close..OMG bad luck struck again.It is a magic art museum and this is a 2D picture at the entrance.Finally we ended our trip with a nice dinner in an Italian restaurant i suggested.
NExt month I will be very busy especially because of MALAYSIA NIGHT 2007 !! PLease everybody support me and confirm your attendance. Here is the official poster :) Waiting for you :)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

萌え = moe!

The word "moe" is not even in my electronic dictionary but for those who learn japanese or stay in japan it is a word that nobody don't know. Loosely translated it should be something like u feel excited or high when u see some particular stuff.For example when a guy who like girl with school uniform , he will feel 'moe' when he does see one. And he will says out the word 'moe' usually to his friend or even in front of the object.
Yesterday,I read a funny post about moe in my japanese friend's blog. One day , he saw some writing on his desk.It is written as following " please write down anything that make you feel moe". And there are already 22 entries.Of course it is written by different person who coincidently sit there. He himself added 3 entries later on. I cant understand the meaning of most of the entries so i asked him to explain to me almost one by one. I found it so interesting that i wanna share it here before i forget.
So here is the list !!

1ツンデレ(tsundere)= someone who will treat u very well but sometimes become very moody and easily get angry. Some sort of hot and cool person...

2ヤンデレ(yandere)= someone with heart problem? always seem dark...

3クーデレ(cool-dere)=someone who is very cool ( can considered quite normal)

4ロリ(rori)=famously refered as rorikon.Someone who likes small young girl.( It is such a serious social problem.Even in Msia cases of raping young girl are on the rise!!)

5ショタ(shota)=It is the same as above just that this refers to someone who like young boy.


7妹(imoto)=younger sister

8ババデレ(babadere)=someone who will pamper and treat u like a baby.

9不思議ちゃん(fusigichan)=someone who is strange.

10委員長(iincho)= chairperson

11メイド(meido)= maid ( not those maid in Msia, it is maid who wear costume as below)

12どじっ娘(dojikko)= Very careless girl.For example: someone who always break stuff no matter how many times you warn her.Basically cant be cured.

13にぱー☆(nipa-)= i dont really understand this:( He said that it is a word that quite famous among young kid now.

14つるべた(tsurubeta)=airport= the opposite of big breast

15姉(ane)= elder sister

16制服(seifuku)=costume , basically refers to school uniform.

17ブルマ(buruma)= short short. Almost the same like one a marathon runner wears.

18スク水(sukumizu)=japanese high school girl's swimwear

19スパッツ(subattsu)=tight clothing

20チアコス(chiakosu)= Cheerleader cosplay

21獣耳(kemonomimi)=girls with beast ears!! Of course it only exists in anime world.

22黒スト(kurosuto)=black stoking

Now i'm one step closer to understand why many peoples think that japanese man is hentai. But i feel that all man or even woman must have their own preference type of opposite sex just that they are not as specific as japanese and as open as them to talk it out.Me too have my own "moe" button. So do you have one?

Monday, November 12, 2007

School trip to Kamakura

For the last 2 days , I had another great weekend. On Saturday I joined my school trip to Kamakura where Japan biggest outdoor Buddha Statue calls home. I had read about the statue story long time ago. But after almost 3 years, now only i have the chance to pay a visit.How big is it? It's height is around 7 m.

mmm...it is not as big as what I have expected!!

There is this temple where i drew a fortune slip. What a disappointment, i drew a「凶」 slip which means bad luck.My teachers and friends brushed it away and advised me not to be so superstitious. I am never a superstitious guy but hey it just simply lingers in my mind.How can someone easily forget that he got a bad luck slip..can u ?? I tried to forget it and continue my trip happily. Hiking in the mountain , walk here and there then our trip ended at around 3pm. Here is our group photo.

Then , it is time to buy souvenir. It is a japanese culture to buy souvenir whenever u go visit some places.Anyway i bought a cookie called "hatosabuure" which is famous there. It is something like the picture below.

Little did i know that this very cookie will create a mystery to me.

After that, everybody followed school bus back home except me, Doink and my nihongo sensei.That evening i have meeting in Tokyo area so i continued my trip to Tokyo. While waiting for the meeting starts, I coincidently saw my friend who i havent seen for months. Was so suprised and happy to see her after such a long tme. Meeting ended successfully and my next stop was my senior house.
The next day went back and straight to my school lab to do experiment yet again :(
I left my souvenir in my room unattended and i didnt even lock my room. It is a norm for me to practice open door policy. :)
After such a hard day, i can finally go back to my room to seek some rest. When i entered my room, i saw one of my cookie missing.

Oh my god, someone eaten my cookie without permission.Of course I dont mind if u take but please at least throw away the plastic bag and the thief even left this paper on my table:

It reads 「盗難届け」. It is a form where people fills to report missing valuabes. How daring is this guy !!!! Is he trying to challenge me !! but i like this thief, he has good sense..haha!! I suspect he must be someone near me.I asked some of friends today, but all of them denied and just praised the thief.What , i am the victim la please !! So after all the bad fortune slip was true.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Research day

For the whole day today,i was doing T-N experiment. Simply said it is an experiment to test water quality. For the 1st time, i felt the usefulness of stuffs i do in my research lab. Actually there is this NPO who pays us to test the seawater quality for them. They are planning to do something in the sea..i heard maybe to breed some dolphins??
Finally my technical skill has come to use. Feel a bit proud but nonetheless worry too as it is not a normal school experiment where u can simply give any stupid excuses for wrong data. Wrong data will misleads or even dampen my school lab reputation. I successfully completed my experiment but still face the possibility to redo it if the data doesn't match with other experiments my companion did. Doing is hard but washing is even harder.It inflicted some back pain on me :(

finally can afford to take a picture...

But tomorrow , i still have to help my friend who failed in his experiment :( isyhhh...he is just so careless !!
by the way , here is a picture of me and the main culprit who change my face till halfway...she was planning to apply lipstick, faux eyelid , etc onto me!! luckily god save me..haha

so how ?