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One of the best thing about being a youth today is the amount of knowledge available at the tip of my fingers! Using Google alone gives me the opportunity to look for all kinds of information including school project references, major exam tips (UPSR, PMR, SPM), world news and the latest trends.
The second best thing would be all the energy I have to live life to the max! I can go bungee jumping and play paintball for the whole day and still have enough energy to do some shopping at night. Being a youth, I can accomplish 60% of my wish list.
In terms of education, we are so blessed with all sorts of courses and colleges! (Not to mention the scholarships and workshops!)
I cannot predict the future and do not really want to think about what the world future would be like. Things happen. One minute the world seems right, the second minute, the world might be upside down. To worry about the future would just bring frowns, stress and more wrinkle lines to my face. We will know the future when it comes, then if things are going bad, I’ll start worry.
But I’m worried about my beloved planet. I do not want 2012 (the movie) to happen. Mankind will just perish. Inspired by movies like Lord of The Rings, Avatar, Robin Hood and all the other fantasy movies, I really don’t mind living in a world filled with greenery along with the already-there buildings of course. What I mean is that since we cannot shift or just bring down the buildings in the world, why not plant more trees and beautiful bushes and flowers around us? Why not plant something on every tiny inch of the world? Look at the roads now, there are always empty soil here and there, just waiting to giveaway its nutrients. So why not plant something there and make the world look more beautiful? (:
I don’t know about whether most youth are rebellious or not but I can say I am a little rebellious and so are a few of my friends. But I feel that in Asian culture, the youth still respect their elders and they wouldn’t rebel unless provoked countless of times. The youth in the past generations are very seldom rebellious compared to youth today. I may be rebellious but I have not rebelled greatly before. I would always try to find another way to solve the problems and rebelling will always be my last resort.
Harder. Why? All the pressure youth get.. *shakes head* Well, during my parents’ generation, they could play outside without worrying that there’s a kidnapper nearby. Youth today have to worry about a lot of things. We have to be extra careful of the sex maniacs, gangsters, kidnappers, serial killers and the list goes on.
Besides, youth are getting more pressured by people around us. My mum wouldn’t allow me to go to parties for a very long time. The worst part, when she comes to pick me up, automatically, I would receive a scolding/lecture about being at the party, what could have happened, and I shouldn’t make her wait so long etc. It makes me lose the party feeling. Although I know she means well, and I know the crime rate is getting higher by the day, I just feel deprived. Parties and hanging out with friends are the only times I can enlarge my social circle. After getting the same lecture a few times, I just stop going to parties. No matter how much I long to go to a party, I would simply not go. Very upsetting.
Conclusion – Youth today are getting more depressed, deprived and stressed.
My parents’ generation had less problems to deal with back then as they were not as exposed to the world as the youth today. So they have less stress than us. They lived their youth life without the word ‘worried’ written all over their faces. Youth today may have almost everything they need, but being able to choose from so many choices, the pressure and stress comes uninvited. Why? Cause one may like a few out of all the choices. But if one is only allowed to choose one.. Having to decide and having a deadline to it brings stress.
The dark. I’m always afraid of the dark. Afraid of what lurks under my bed and in the shadows. But as long I’m under my blanket, I’m fine. (:
Being hated by my class (for 3 consecutive years). That was when I was in primary school. I was the average looking girl who fought with her best friends. As time went by, none of us even remembered the argument. But then I was getting bullied by almost everyone in class and I didn’t know why. Luckily for me, there were a few that didn’t follow the crowd to hate me. They realized the rumours about me were fake. Thank god for that, or I would have died of loneliness. Anyway, this didn’t really teach me much, but 2 years later, I found out the real culprit who started spreading rumours about me was my best friend. I was stunned. That really hit me to the core. I was so naive and blur back then. I’ve learnt to be more alert and updated about on going rumours and events now (just in case). Not that I enjoy hearing rumours, but I learnt that if I do keep myself updated with rumours, I wouldn’t say the wrong things to people that might hurt them. I just have to keep in mind that I shouldn’t spread the rumour.
Family. I find that there aren’t many ‘true friends’ anymore.. Many seem to just come and go. I have close friends, but no best friends now.
As for family, well, blood is thicker than water. What else is more to say? (: Many times I had to make a choice between friends and family. Mum would always say, ‘you wanna play with your friends so much, go live with them then!’ Of course, she was joking.. But I took it seriously. I don’t want to live with my friends.. God knows what they might do with me.
Umm. I’m a food lover. Since I was a kid, I always tagged along with my mum to food reviews. Not all the time, but sufficient times to teach me to appreciate good food. I had my first taste of champagne when I was 9! (Note: Tasted, not drink) How many kids get to try that? I was so lucky. (:
About 2 years ago, my mum stopped using her office photographers and used me instead. She found out it was much easier to have me taking pictures of the restaurant and food. I’ve tried so many restaurants in KL and Selangor. Some are really good! Like High Tide, Sage, Samsaraa, Craft Brews, Yummy Duck and Sanook. I’ve tried so many kinds of dishes from all over the world! Best part is that I get to try yummy food while improving on my photography skills AND a new thing to post up on my blog! Killing 3 birds with one stone. Ain’t that great?
Another thing about me is that I write for Niexter. Niexter is a weekly pullout (Thursdays) in the News Straits Times. There are 8 pages of articles. All written by youths for youths. It only started January 2009.
Me and Jules at the Streets Fair 2009
Through Niexter, I have interviewed people who I wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to meet in my life on my own. Like Mr Daud Vicary Abdullah from Deloitte. A German boy and I interviewed him about Islamic Banking. I interviewed Jules and Prem from the Fly FM Rush Hour as well! I also got a chance to meet up with the Indian Ambassador’s wife to talk about Deepavali and 3 Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Organisation (MPYO) members.
Hello people. Currently listening to Disgusting – Ke$ha. The song is actually quite nice.
‘It’s disgusting, how I love you.
God I hate me. I could kill you’
‘It’s disgusting, how you changed me.
From a bandit to a baby.’
How inspirational. Kesha is just so cute. Love her. Her song ‘Your Love is My Drug’ is finally on radio. Remember my 3 chapter story? Took her song name as the title of my story.
It’s been a while since I updated anyway. Last night was at Federal Hotel with mum and her friend. Watched a Cantonese opera show. Not the best, they told me. Oh kay. I don’t know much about Cantonese Opera but I’m damn sure English don’t go with it. They gave us segments from different stories. First one was Dei Lui Fa. About this couple who committed suicide on their wedding night. Anyway, they sang it in English. Eck. It was okay after that, they sang in Cantonese after that. Anyway, the food was okay. Not great, but okay. We didn’t join the press table cause it was in a private room with no access to the opera stage. So we sat outside. Just the 3 of us.
I’ve been cutting down my meal sizes too. But tough to do so because of the yummy food around me all the time. Darn. Gotta try harder.
My mid-term exams are coming real soon. I realized how much we depend on tips. Without them, we don’t seem to study harder. O_o Might be wrong for some cases of course.
I’ve got a question.
I love photography and blogging. I’m 17 and already sold many pictures to the press (Mum’s a journalist, she uses my photographs). I write occasionally for Niexter and got pretty good experiences. I gained some moolah through Nuffnang as well. Teehee. Should I continue doing this and study some kind of course that can improve myself at this 2 aspects and make a career out of this? What course am I suppose pursue then? But I don’t wanna waste my efforts studying science stream for nothing.. But, come to think of it, if I do something I dislike, then.. I’d eventually waste more time and all that. Or maybe this is like an alternative career like my friend’s. OMG. This is so frustrating. I’m getting really frustrated. Care to help me?
RM668/688++ per table (10 pax)
Straw Mushroom with Oyster Sauce Stuffed in Mango
Braised Fish Soup
with mushroom, bamboo shoot and ginger
Sliced Lamb Leg with Preserved Bean Curd
Fried Chicken with Macadamia nuts
Shanghainese Noodle with Spring Onion Oil
Ginkgo with Yam Paste
I love lights. (:
Yong Li Min
We did Physics experiments today. Ohm’s Law and e.m.f. experiment.
Update pictures of me and my new bangs on my worst hair day.