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The One With The Defibrillator Sessions

Posted in Other Things, Rants&Crap, Ridiculous things on October 21, 2009 by steve maestro

“Okay clear!”

*zaps*

“Check for pulse… wait for it… okay another one. Clear!”

*zaps*

Surrounded by eternal darkness… however, a ray of light bursts into the darkness, lighting up a small path that leads out of the darkness.

The blog will be back. Soon.

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The One With Being Acknowledged

Posted in Emo Moments, Rants&Crap, Ridiculous things on January 30, 2009 by steve maestro

BEWARE: This is an emo post. Proceed with caution.

Okay… I had enough. If this was a psychological game that you’re playing, you have succeeded in making me emo.

Sometimes I wonder if it’s me or if it’s you? I tried my best to fit in. And sometimes you made me felt that you like me , acknowledge me. But there are times when it’s so darn obvious you actually don’t acknowledge me at all. Even as a friend you don’t.

Putting up everyone’s names and not mine. Mentioning everyone that was there but not me. These are just some of the things you did.

Ironically I used to look up to you too. But you fell flat to the ground like a piece of scrap iron in these recent days. Perhaps I knew too much about you.

So is it me or is it clearly not me making up stories in my head this time around? You be the judge.

The One With The End Of Year 2008

Posted in Emo Moments, My experiences, Rants&Crap, Ridiculous things, Wonderful Things on December 29, 2008 by steve maestro

Not quite. 2 more days left. I wonder what would year 2009 be? Well, this is the time where most bloggers who actually takes the effort to update their blogs to rant about their year and count their blessings. Same goes to this blogger here.

Year 2008 started out to be an indifferent start to year 2007. Dull, boring and hoping that the year would end soon. Little did I know, the changes started then. But to make this post seem more entertaining and less hurtful to the eye, lets break it down to months shall we?

January of ’08:
Entered UCSI University (then known as University College Sedaya International). Education seemed distant from me, as a result of taking a break from my studies to work. Didn’t like business courses, so I took a guided leap of faith (yes, guided by Him) to change to mass comm. Things seemed to improve.

Was given the shock of my life when the CF fellas told me that I’ll be playing guitar for their Easter Rally. Prakash and Terry’s big ‘gift’ for me for entering UCSI. Great ‘gift’ indeed cuz I met her.

That was January.

February of ’08:
Still adjusting to the life of a mass comm student. Went for Switchfoot concert and as he put it, it was a blast. Shame on those who did not attend it. Also went for Backstreet Boys concert. What happened in the concert STAYS in the concert. Practices for worship team for the Easter Rally was moved from the ‘sauna’ room to FGA KL. Much much better.

That was February.

March of ‘o8:
Hectic schedule kicked in. Readjusting life from the working world to being studying is quite a hassle. Juggling between studies and… studies. Somehow it seems so hard to balance it off. Had a great time playing for the Easter Rally. Went for Sunburst Festival, and Incubus was awesome!

Unofficially started something beautiful early of the month.

That was March.

April of ’08:
Exams. Last minute studying. More exams. Datelines. After the semester finals, got a two week break. Hung out with a few friends on a so-called ‘Food Indulgence Rendezvous’. Got the shock of my life when her parents started calling her to go home when we were on our way to Look Out Point. But it made me realized how much I was into her. And she knows it as well.

That was April.

May of ’08:
Second semester starts. Pretty happy with last semester’s results. Got 2 same classes with her. Everything seems so… dull then. Life was boring, and I was constantly looking for more stuff to do around uni. The Hive started, was roped in to help. Was bothered by church conspiracies. Was kinda resolved but not resolved at the same time.

That was May.

June of ’08:
Went for a stage play with her and her classmates, for their class assignment. Something great happened. So psyched I took the wrong turn home (yes if you are reading this now darling I went to Sungai Buloh instead of going back to my house on that night.). Played for Influence Conference, but was still bothered by the conspiracies in church. Kinda left church for awhile then. No regrets as it taught me something in the end.

That was June.

July of ’08:
Played for KLBC’s musical production in uni. Saw her parents upclose for the first time. Wasn’t a good experience. Studies are starting to tear me inside out then. Seemed impossible to finish off the semester, but persevered I did. For a moment, it seemed my life was to do video clips with the iMovie.

Went for Daughtry concert with her, again. Kinda miss the spot where you were sitting on the barricade plastic thingy and I was covering your head from the rain with the concert flyer. Glo officially ‘died’. It was a good run. It lived good.

That was July.

August of ‘o8:
Exams. More last minute studies. After that was CF camp in Broga. Was great, had a lot of fun and body aches. Was supposed to spend the rare two weeks holiday resting, but was given the opportunity to emcee for the orientation for the next semester. A rare experience, and it was great.

That was August.

September of ’08:
Short semester started. Felt so sluggish as it was quite a hectic schedule as well. Was hoping and praying hard to not FAIL the semester. Conspiracies still went on, but at least I was out of the picture. Made some people happy, some did not.

Was given another shock of my life when her parents asked me to join their dinner, in conjunction with the mum’s birthday. Was awkward at first, but who’s first meeting with the parents doesn’t?

Got to be emcee for Awards Day. Was a scary experience, but it taught me formal, well-presented ways of emcee-ing. First time working with a script for emcee. Plannings for UniFest began then.

That was September.

October of ’08:
Exams. Looking forward to the two month break, upon realizing that I will not have any other breaks from then on. Was pestered to work for November, with a heavy heart, I agreed, for her, for her…

Spent time resting and going places like Malacca, getting my long overdue diploma cert. Planning for UniFest was ongoing… meetings lined up. Was chosen to be the chairperson for next year’s CF Easter Rally.

That was October.

November of ’08:
Spent whole month working at Nielsen with her. Was fun, did not regret it a single bit. Meetings for both easter rally and UniFest piles up.

Officially started something beautiful on the 7th of November.

Was given the best birthday bash ever at Chilli’s by my darling. Will not forget it for the rest of my life. Officially turned 22.

Was asked by David to play for him for the Malaysian Revival Songwriting Competition (MRSC). Went through the heats stages, and was selected as 1 of the 9 finalists. Pretty psyched by it. Church conspiracies took a fall, and I found myself going back again. Not for long.

That was November

December of ’08:
More meetings for UniFest. More trips to uni on my holiday period. Played for the finals of MRSC. Did not win any physical award, though I personally felt like I won more than the winners on that night. Kinda realized the absence from the conspiracy-infested place did me good. Taught me well. And when I was just about to commit to the place again, a huge blockade came by. And it was a clear enough sign to steer clear from that place. This is the first time I ever made this public, so yeah it meant the world of hurt to me when I was blamed and framed. I had enough.

Went to Malacca again, and went to Kuching with Leslie ‘Chicken King’ on a working trip. Had a great Christmas at her church, followed by the whole day of hanging out together.

That was December… minus 2 days from it.

… yes so there you have it. The year 2008. Ups and downs and whatnots. To a better 2009 year?

The One With The KL PAC Outing

Posted in My experiences, Randoms, Rants&Crap on November 5, 2008 by steve maestro

Bagilah gambar-gambar bercerita…

translation: Let the pictures tell the story… … … or something like that. My malay language is getting bad…

KL PAC is the closest a Malaysian could be to experiencing ‘European’ kinda setting in Malaysia… well, at least in Sentul West it is…

A few life lessons by JoJo:

1) Speak no evil

2) See no evil

3) Hear no evil

4) Err… erm, show evil your tongue as a sign of disrespect?

5) Always look on the bright side of life

6) If you made any silly mistakes, learn and laugh from it

7) Always stick your finger to your pouted lips whenever you wanna act cute

8) Always dream as high as the sky

9) Place yourself next to huge walls or tall objects to make you look slimmer

10) To be the leader of the pack, first you must FOLLOW the pack

11) Do not ever contemplate suicide; life is a gift from God.

12) If all else fails, take a failed jump shot.

The One Where I Celebrate My Freedom!!!

Posted in My experiences, Rants&Crap on August 18, 2008 by steve maestro

… well not really. Yeah I’m done with my last paper for this semester, and in comes next semester in about 2 weeks time, but this time it’ll be a short semester, so 7 weeks, and I’ll be done again. And then 2 months break, then next year January I’ll officially be a year 2 student!

Well, in a blink of an eye, I have been in UCSI more than half a year. And there’s the usual ups and downs, sometimes you just feel so darn liberated and good, sometimes you just feel like it’s the worst thing to be alive. To those who watched yesterday’s Olympics badminton match, you’ll know what I mean when I say :

Sometimes you’re the Lin Dan, sometimes you’re the Chong Wei…

But no, seriously, sometimes you just feel so shitty, so darn fed up with problems that you really don’t think you can overcome it anymore. But there are times to be happy about too.

I don’t know but if I were to compare my last semester and this semester, it’ll be that this semester had been real sucky for me. Tiring, burdensome, you name it man, it all happened in this semester. I know, some of you reading this might be thinking otherwise, but yeah I’m learning, still learning and hopefully next time I will be able to cope with things better.

As I liquidpaper-ed my last error for my essay today during the test, I just suddenly felt a burst of excitement, a burst of exhilaration. I don’t know what it is, but I just felt so relieved. Sigh…

On another note, I have a tonne of things to do. Need to service the car, need to get my college diploma (overdue for half a year already), need to get speakers for my computer, need to do lots of nonsensical stuff like sleep, eat, rest…bla bla bla… oh, and in the mean time, I gotta pack the bags to head for CF Camp.

Yay me!! Enjoy your two weeks off!

The One With The Absence…

Posted in My experiences, Rants&Crap, Uncategorized on July 16, 2008 by steve maestro

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder…”

Hi you all! It’s been a long long time since I posted anything here… some of you even thought I went overseas or I died or something. The last time I posted anything was almost a month ago… gosh, how fast time flies by. I’m gonna finish my second semester in UCSI pretty soon (loads of assignments… can really fall down and die. Wait, there’s no time to fall down and die! Can die while standing up!), and to the short semester (about 7 weeks), then voila! I’m done with year 1!

But really, I’m just gonna be more and more busy from now on. There seems to be no breaks at all from here (well, except the two month break at the end of the year, but even then, I think I would use that time to work…), and everyday is just becoming more and more like a routine for me. Go to college, come back, sleep, wake up go college again… this whole process is slowly becoming tiring and even boring. Well, that’s the price to pay to be a university student right?

Will update this site pretty soon with things that has been going around in my life lately… til then, peace and take care!

The One With The Jotting

Posted in My experiences, Rants&Crap, Ridiculous things on June 2, 2008 by steve maestro

Well, not really a jotting jotting, in other more stranger words, it’s actually called ‘poetry’ or writing ‘poems’…

Ah, enough of all this. I penned this down a couple of weeks ago. Was waiting for the right time to show it, now I can.

It’s a wonder,
A wonder, which took me by surprise,
And left me with my feelings uncompromised.
Never had I thought,
That this heart will ever be sought,
Not after the pain and the sorrow,
That left me as a broken arrow.
But here I am, standing on my own two feet,
Hoisting my arms in the air,
With this feeling,
That drowns up all miseries and despair.
And here you are, standing next to me,
With your face gleaming under the watchful stars,
And lights up that beautiful face underneath this night of ours.
It’s a wonder, that this beautiful person is her.
And how I long to share this wonderful experience with no other.