Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Assuming The Role Of...

...a student bound to sit for his final exams next week is what I'm supposed to be doing right now. However, circumstances would have it that I've grown quite sick of reading my medical books, and that I need some medication; which would be to read blogs instead.
And while I'm at it, why not kill two birds with one stone and put up a post of my own?


I'm sure a number of readers here already know what cosplay is. But for those who don't have an inkling of a clue, cosplay is actually...well, basically it's a dressing up game played by both children and adults alike, only that they don't dress up as doctors, firefighters or even housewives anymore. Instead, they dress up as characters from mangas, animes or even video games.

The thing which makes cosplay more interesting than your usual dressing up game is the fact that not only do you have to dress up as your favourite character, you also have to imitate all his traits (e.g. the eccentricites of Kakashi Sensei from Naruto). In other words, you have to become the character himself. Quite a bright prospect for those of us who are born with naturally boring lives.

I doubt using even Brylcreem will help you achieve that kind of hair

Such is its growing popularity that competitions are being held all over the globe (mainly in the US and Japan, of course) with participants trying to look as convincing as possible. Some of the more popular choices would be characters from Naruto, Deathnote and the Final Fantasy series - with results varying from really, really good to absolute bollocks.

This is an example of a good cosplay of Naruto

While this is supposed to be Sailor Moon. What the...?

With that in mind, I thought I'd have a go at it. Just to see whether I'd fall into the 'really, really good' group, or the'absolute bollocks' bunch. I chose a fairly simple character - Jack from the manga title Märchen Awakes Romance @ M.A.R. Jack happens to be a farmboy, and we all know that imitating a farmboy is the easiest thing after, well, being a farmboy.

Everybody, meet Jack the farmboy

Now, meet Hiyoshi the farmboy

Do take your time to evaluate my cosplay. And don't forget to give feedback :)

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

High Ho, Here I Go!

So, it's that time of year again - the final examinations. Mind you, this time around, the examinations are a bit special since it's going to be my first professional exam. Just the mere mention of that word is enough to give me goosebumps.

Anyway, please do pray for me. I really do want to continue studying medicine, and it seems that the only way to do that would be by achieving good results in this exam. So, with all your prayers (plus some effort on my part too) I'm hoping that I'll be able to make it into 3rd year.

With that, I'll see the lot of you later in April, sometime around my birthday *wink*

p.s. Having said that, I will try to drop by and leave comments whenever I can. Be on the lookout for me, alright?

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Scarborough Fair

Sometimes, musical notes are more effective in portraying feelings rather than words. Like now.

Thursday, 1 March 2007

The Tagg-ed and the Tagg-er

Ah, it seems that I've been tagged by Puan Mama Sarah. Now I feel like an item on a shelf nearing its due date.

Anyway, according to Puan Mama Sarah....."People who are tagged should write a blog post of 6 weird things about them as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says 'you are tagged' in their comments and tell them to read your blog."

This sounds so awfully hard, since I'm not that weird to begin with. Eccentric, yes perhaps, but weird? Never mind. I'll just try my best to sound as weird as possible for Puan Mama Sarah. Here's at you!

1. A blanket is a must have for me when I'm going to sleep. Of course, I can go to Slumberland without a blanky, but then I'd wake up in the middle of the night feeling as if something's missing - which is the case really. Funnily enough, I don't use it to cover myself. More often than not, I end up hugging the blanket and rubbing my feet against it. This would be one of the things I normally do until I doze off.

2. I am very much capable of deleting a perfectly sound and sensible entry which has reached its third paragraph just because....(drumroll).........I've run out of words to describe what happened next. God knows how many times I've done that i.e. burying 'healthy' entries. I'm such a cruel person.

3. I have a systematic way of eating my drumsticks. Each and every time I get my hands on a drumstick, I'll finish the thing in exactly the same manner - leaving the outer layer of muscles aside, finish off the smooth layer inside, and then come back to the outer layer. Sounds weird? It is.

4. While we're on the subject of food, I also have this habit of 'melurutkan jari' whilst I eat. My intention is only to clear my fingers of any extra rice before I take the next mouthful, however, dad does not think it's entertaining, and used to scold me endlessly when I was small. Well dad, you'll be relieved to know that I'm still doing it now.

5. People say that I 'have a way with words' and because of that gift, I sound like a government official. "Skema' kata mereka. I don't know.

6. I have bouts of coffee craving - which is to say that I can go on for weeks without coffee, but when my craving kicks in, I can go on for weeks WITH coffee. Having said that, I have more romantic ideas about tea, rather than coffee.

And here's one more, just for kicks.

7. I write my text messages in full, with the correct grammar. You can ask my mom if you don't believe me. Surprisingly, my messages rarely reach the second page unless it's about something awfully important.

So there you are Puan Mama Sarah. I've opened up my little chest of secrets and so, you know practically all of my eccentricities. Now I'm going to have to create new peculiar behaviours, just in case you're going to tag me again sometime in the not-so-near future :P