Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Of Euphoria...

Words can't describe how happy I am. Rapturously happy. Dangerously in Euphoria. Aww just bloody happy okay!

Malaysia, here I come! Can't wait.

Faizal Hamssin

Monday, 25 May 2009

When Kawan(s) Beat Kilometres

It was an ordinary Wednesday night when I suddenly had Pau knocking on my apartment door. Damn you, Pau, it was bloody great a surprise! Kudos to his accomplice Sasha. You guys were so convincing that you guys should consider a career in soap-opera acting!

Pau came to meet Sarah, who is, in fact, still in Melbourne (until this Saturday, I guess) for a post-IB holiday. It was so great a feeling to meet my two friends at a time. Together with other friends, we did what buddies would do; chatting, having lunch together, going around the city, and pillow-talking at yvee's dig (this might sound a bit weird, but yes, it really happened and we had bunches of fun!). The sleepless night we had (I only slept the following morning at around 6.30 am) before Pau touched off for Canberra was just full of blissful gossiping and we really had a blast. Certainly made me miss those good ol' IB days.

Pictures tell more than words do, so yeah:

*Pictures courtesy of Pau

By the way I've certainly found a perfect spot to gossip; under the tree that fronts the Old Arts Building. Awesomeness (as you could see [on the second picture] Zahra and I was so into those sizzling gossips as Pau snapped the picture of us in act).

p/s Liying was on the phone with us all (look at the second last picture). She was so excited as she talked about her upcoming moviecatching-cum-date with our another friend. That was so LOL-able :)


Faizal Hamssin

One Down, Millions More to Go

The Global Environment prac paper is a thing of the past!

yippieness in the air amidst the unexpected questions and some slight yet apparent changes of format of the paper. The questions edged into requiring us to explain some theoretical stuffs that certainly didn't resonate its supposed practical nature. The predicament ironically casted glory to me; at least those sleepless nights I'd had studying complicated extra stuffs on the textbook really paid off. At least I didn't have to get out of the exam room feeling guilty or anything, right? I know my friends bitched about the questions being too difficult yada yada. For me, it was pretty fine, to be frank. Uni life ain't a bed of red roses, so yeah.

I'd consider today's paper as a good, if not glimmering start for the whole exam drama that's gonna last for at least a month to come. Talking about my finals schedule, I have to say that it sucks comprehensively; I'll be having papers on the 10,11,12, and bloody 26th of June. So long a wait for one, I mean ONE paper! Longer exam period = shorter winter holidays. OMG and the whole world should know how badly do I need a holiday. I want it right here, right now, okay! LOL. I think I'm starting to mumble aimlessly now that I better stop. Bye!

Faizal Hamssin

Monday, 18 May 2009

So Much for The Love of Rocks...

My target for the night: read lecture notes for Global Environment
Total number of page read: seventy four 74

after having faced the laptop and notes for, well, 6 hours! (2000-0200)

That was SO 'efficient"! duh. so much for being a so-called 'nocturnal animal'. Double duh.

Written pracs exam for Global Environment (aka Geology), which will contribute a whopping 40% to our final score is gonna be held next week. 7 days to go. We had our first proper discussion with regards to the format and types of the questions that are typical to the paper today, and yes, it managed to surprise me big day. Hooray, there we go (the fear was shared by the whole class rather than me alone), knowing that we'd had a million things to cover, one week before the real thing. Hence the enthusiasm and caffeine-fixed night.

Well, I need a nice, hearty supper right here, right now! Instant pasta, perhaps. Chow!

oppps by the way, I've been listening to this pretty aged song these days. It's amazing, listening to Madonna cooing 'Frozen' while I read the notes on 'Future Ice Age' and 'Deglaciation of Polar Ice'. Well!

Faizal Hamssin

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Of Visitors...

Having spent my time revising for the upcoming exams next month, a retreat would be a need, rather than a desire. Therefore, I decided to come up with this short post just to write my stress away!

Wow, looks like my friends, a lot of them, are planning to come over Melbourne for a visit in the coming months! Sarah's coming in, like, 2 weeks' time, together with Pau, while Osem and Liying are coming in July. JuAnne and Fyda might also be coming around the same time. Looks like my apartment will always be a scene of rapturous laughs and meteoric vibes, which will be very very cool. After all, a house is not a home without spirit and life being breathed upon it ;)

For my friends in Malaysia, do save up and get a ticket to Melbourne to see us next time, okay! Jiha seems to have garnered enough inner enthusiasm to come over, so far!

I'm not going back Malaysia for winter, by the way! ;( but it's not 'that' bad since I'll be back in Malaysia this summer, so yeah *winking to Fatin, Leens, Meens, and other drivers to bring me around KL to EAT* fyi I always drool and salivate wildly as I gaze at the pictures of food that Fatin has constantly and mercilessly uploaded on her facebook. I'm really yearning for AUTHENTIC Malaysia food right now, okay!

p/s can't wait for an awesome weekend when both Pau and Sarah are in town!

Faizal Hamssin

Monday, 11 May 2009

Bonne Fete des Meres!

I know it's kinda late, but yeah:

Happy Mother's Day! Bonne Fete des Meres Selamat Hari Ibu 跑马母亲节

to all mothers, wherever you are, for the incessant love and care that you've always shown to your children, for the edification of Life that God has breathed upon your children, for the patience in braving against the storm as you search for a rainbow for your children, and for the warmth of your love. May your sincerity end with solid redemption from the Lord above.

I love my mom! J'aime ma mere!
أحب أمي我爱我的妈妈 אני אוהב את אמא

Nous devons aprecie les dedications et l'esprit des nos meres! cette tres inspiritionelle!
p/s Late is always better than never, okay ;)

Faizal Hamssin

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Of Reincarnation

I'm back, people! I know my blog's gotten lame with lack of updates these days, so this post should actually act as a symbol of the return of my blogging mojo! I'll try my best to update my blog more regularly after this, okay?

Well, the past few days was really hectic for me as my cousins were here for a very brief visit. It was quite cool, indeed (it never came across my mind that I'd actually be able to hang out with them in Melbourne!). We did what cousins would do; chit-chatting, gossiping, taking pictures, shopping, and dining out together. The feeling was great, indeed, but I couldn't help but to feel extremely exhausted after they left; well, just imagine having juggled yourself between attending lectures and tutes and bringing your cousins out and having fun- they came when I wasn't in a holiday, so yeah. Effa and Shasha, do come again ;)

*Just got to know that Effa might be doing her postgrad here next year. Hell yeah, can't wait for that!

Enough with the fun part. My finals are, like, 1 month's away and I know I'll need to buck up if I really want to stick to my straight-H1 target. I know I've been having my sweet times since I came here- life in IB was hell (and it could've been worse had my friends been less cool, so yeah), so those honeymoons were justified. Perhaps the syndrome can be called 'Post-IB Blues' or even 'Post-IB Lethargy' or whatever (I know this might be lame lol). Therefore, I've set my starting point to be next week- no more sweet times from then ahead, okay! I know I can do it! ;)

p/s can't wait to meet up with pau, fyda and juanne this winter! love you guys to the max! Not to forget Sarah and Liying who are coming over soon-i just can't wait to spend time with you guys.

this might come a little late, but
GOOD LUCK TO MY IB FRIENDS who are currently sitting for their finals. OMG you guys are gonna be free soon, so just torture yourself until you die, just to be alive again when everything is over and life can't get better. Remember, the fruits of your labor are going to be immense; so just don't lose hope, okay!

Mr Lawrence has finally had his facebook! omg i really miss his chemistry lessons and pracs when Aggie and I always sat next to each other, helping each other to remain awake during the long, seemingly-incessant intensive classes a month before the finals. Those were the days :)

Lesson of the day (a bit off-topic): I can never please everyone, so yeah.

Faizal Hamssin