Tuesday, 29 September 2009


So yeah recently it was Jacinta Lopez birthday and we tried (but failed due to overly complex plans) to surprise her.
BUT heres how it all went down.

I was up North..heheh Kedah...and was worrying about this bums bday. Pat and Yean May were too i guess, coz Yean may msgd me.

yean may: lizamaria raphael parrikal. lol. what are we going to do for Jes birthday?

i was more concerned about what gift to get her. You see, i am selling crystal bracelets. LOL and thought that would be the ideal nay the PERFECT gift for her. then my roommate started selling ONE drop Perfumes, inspired by celebrities and i wanted to get THAT. but anyway, i hadn't tasted tom yam in a while, so when yean may asked, my reply was

liza: no need to surprise la, we jus go to have tom yam steam boat in a restaurant. any other ideas?

may: i was thinking TGIF.

liza: too far for eliz. her parents wont let. nvm. talk to pat first.

little did i know that Yean may thought steamboat was freaking lame. but later when she discussed with Pat, they both bang-ed me. LOL....

pats idea was sunway Lagoon then TGIF

pat: so i was thinking we tell darren to take her to sunway lagoon, say its with his friends, then its us instead!!! then we lepak in TGIF. they do the birthday thing.

liZA: ermm...far...la....wait wait sunway lagoon?? then TGIF? the pub?....money doesnt grow on trees la nut!!! (plus thinking of the Crystal bracelet)

pat: its not a PUB lah dumbass, its a restaurant. anyway, we dont eat alot in TGIF. you and i share. we eat a heavy breakfast before going....

liza: hmm..yea okla...



Jacinta goes to padang at night, decides to swing on the monkey bars. Someone said he would catch her, so Jes lets go, and cracks her shins on the platform thingy. jes is rushed to hospital and gets both her leggies bandaged.


no sunway lagoon. PHEW/ala.../haiyo pity her/now what to do/SCMT!!/darren DO NOT reveal anything!!

just TGIF, but the subang one. coz it was more convinient.

1) liza
2) pat
3) yean may
4) dhanya
5) yi chien

+jes and darren

jes guessed something was up though and surprise was LAME...but the food was good. pat and i ended up eating our own meals. yean may ordered a beef dish and could not eat beef, so she exchanged hers with pat's. lol. The TGIF guys did they're thing, flashed and gave jes a slice of birthday cake.

then we went bowling in pyramid.

then we went to jes house and pat and i slept over. kua kua kua.

Monday, 21 September 2009


For those of you who don't know, i have an older brother, Bertrand, a younger bro and sis, who are twins, Marc and Marlene, and a younger sister after that, Laura Ann. I'm eighteen and we're all two years apart. Growing up, we were each others best friends, until the realms of school, and peers hit us one-by-one andpulled us away and apart.. apart and away. Still, now one memory is all it takes to get us reminscing about the good old days, "children's meeting" on the bottom bunk of the double-decker bed with the blankets around as curtains, LASSI instead of LEGO, Marlene's feared warpaths, scribbling on the walls behind the sofa. I have never been WITHOUT the jing-bang as Jacinta once put it (i told her only i could call them tht).

A few months ago, I made the biggest decision of my life to date, and moved to Kedah to learn how to become a teacher. An English language teacher. I do not regret my decisionbut it physically ripped me away from that comfort zone, the "marlene, lend me your shoes"-"marc stop accidently wearing my shorts"-"lauraann gimme a sip"-"cheta answer the phone plese" zone that is. It was as if, there was some kind of invisible void, space, HOLE...no more silly arguments, no more sibling humour, no more borrowing shoes!!! For once in my life, I understood how it felt to be an only child. Then again, maybe not because I knew the joy of having siblings, an only child did not. What you don't know can't hurt you. They weren't missing anything, I had it robbed from me. (dramatic I know).

Coming home for term break cum Raya was nothing short of bliss for me, eventhough it had only been a month since i last came down. Just sitting around all day was enough. We didn't have to go for a fancy dinner. We did not have to go out at all, or do anything special. Just being around my siblings again was ecstacy enough. Random conversations about their life brought a quirky unexplainable smile to my face. Watching them squabble made me itch to join in..just for fun! so i batuapi-ed alot.

One day, i rummaged through my dad's old clothes and came across a smart old shirt, rejected by his own sons because it was too short. I tried it on. I liked it. Cheta came into the room and laughed. We saw a pile of papa's old jeans and held them up for size. Both of us tried them on one-by-one (there were about ten pairs). On him they were rather loose, but fit hiim perfectly lengthwise. On me, they were snug (bugger) but ruggedly baggy at the ends. Laughing harder, we tried more, and even picked out a few that would work out, with the right tops. Papa was baffled because he had been trying for two years to pass down his things to Cheta and Marc but they refused. (pat on my back). I gave the shirt i tried on earlier to my brother, who liked it (no surprise there) and that wrapped up our little dress-up session for the night. Priceless.

And so in the next few days, I will try to make time for them, as well as my friends. How? cutting coconuts open for Marlene, listening to Marc, manja-ing Laura, and hanging with Cheta. Thats all they really need. :P

How do you say "no I don't want to "??

My friends call me out to a silly party organised by a friend. I would rather try to lick my elbow. How do convey this idea to them, avoiding the "ouch" factor?
do I

a) go anyway
b) say my parents did not allow me to
c) just tell them i do not want to go

Before my esteem took a growth spurt, I fell into category a. I was an unassuming people pleaser. "yea ok" "sure *i hate her* but yea i'll share money to buy her that"

next i went through the wth-they-can't-make-me-go stage. if asked, my brain worked overtime thinking and enqueue-ing a host of ideas. i would say
"my parents DEFINITELY won't allow, but i'll ask" then I won't bother
"I have to go to my grandmothers house"
"my uncle from sg.long is coming to visit"

Finally, i have reached the no-i-don't-wanna-go stage. i like this.

for those who are still stuck in the my-parents-won't allow stage, get out of there. saves a lot of people the annoyance.

or at leasssttt make it believable.
you are on break
you are asked to play futsal in the evening
YOUr parents won't let????.....come onlah. ppfffft...

crazy insane or insane crazy.