Thursday, June 28, 2007

No Worries...I'm Fine...

Fuhh…finally I can find some time to just sit down and blog. Since aunt Julita and her husband came, we were rarely at home and we eat out every night, so basically I’m either too full or too tired to even bother about blogging…hahahaha…sorry guys!! Other than that, I actually didn’t tag along with all of them to Thailand (…wuwu~ (T_T)…) cause somebody has to take care of the cats and mind the house and I’m the lucky one…mind you, it’s a hell of a responsibility. I had to wake up early to let Mum’s chicken (yup, we had a pet chicken) out and feed it with cat food ---> Friskies because it’d been around so many cats that it’d become one…

After that, I’ll have to clean the cats’ litter box and feed them. Only then can I have my own breakfast. Essentially, I’m super busy, period!

Anyway, the HIV/AIDS project was awesome! Met a lot of great people and had a wonderful time doing theatre exercises and dicussing about HIV and AIDS, which are two totally different things, who knew? Everyone was very open minded about the whole HIV/AIDS thingy, we talked casually about sex, blowjobs, homosexuality, vaginal juices, condom usage, dental dams….and many more of HIV/AIDS related issues…so it’s not really for those who are conservatives at heart. I’m sure some of my friends would have fainted on the spot when we discussed about oral sex: whether swallowing is riskier and how risky it is to perform a blowjob without a condom…bla…bla…bla…hahahaha…

However, perverted thoughts aside, it’s one of those times when you truly get a reality check, the rate of HIV/AIDS cases are getting higher everyday. In Malaysia alone, 17 people are infected by HIV daily! Imagine, in a year there would be (let me grab my calculator…)…17 X 365 = 6205...there would be 6205 people suffering from HIV/AIDS. Therefore, Chris Ng, the project facilitator (it's an honor working with him) started this particular peer education project to educate us youths about HIV/AIDS so that we in turn can create awareness in other youths. It’s about time too!

Well, I’m only a week away from college!! Can you guys believe it, after all those waiting and complaining about how far away July was, it’s getting ever so nearer. And, although it’s contradicting for me, I somehow wish I’d more time to spare before I leave for school…hahaha…human mind is very weird huh? Oh, by the way, I’m getting a new haircut this Sunday with Xin Yi. New haircut as in a new style that I’d never tried before, soooo excited and sacred at the same time, I never had my hair this long, considering durian head for 6 years, so my hair is now very precious la…my precious…precious…(imitating Gollum in Lord of the Ring)…precious…my precious…

P/S: Pauline, I’ll do your tags later la…now malas la…hehehehe…

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Service With A....

This post is going to be kinda brace yourself. Much had happened and I'm still very busy getting ready for college (which will start soon!! Yay!), so it's a little hard to condense all those busy days into one post...

Well, basically what I did these few days were renewing my I/C (cause I'm already 18...), opening a new account and applying for an ATM card (so that Dad can keep those cash flowing my way...hehehehe...) and soon I'll have to settle the remaining payment for my lodging once they are confirmed and finalised. Oh, and I also have to get ready for the Youth to Youth HIV/AIDS Theatre Project (which is on this Saturday! So excited)...

By the way, the diagnosis on my ear was out...well, NO tumour, NO nasty bugs and NO fungus or bacterial infections! The doctor even said that there's not even any ear ear is that healthy man! The pain is cause by a reflux from my former sore throat (whatever that is) now I'm on antibiotics and ear need sugery! Fuhh...lega...

I supposed everyone must have learnt about the above right? About how a polite and well mannered service mattered most in the service-providing industry, especially the governmental departments...However, lately I'm a bit pissed off by rude service everywhere! When I went to change my I/C, the attendant was so rude! He didn't even look at me when he spoke to me! Then there's the bank officer, who was accusing me of not filling the correct form when I was not even given a form when I ask her assistance for rude...she didn't have a single hint of smile on her I think she should wear this badge instead:

All these made me think of what Linus (fascilitator of Nokia Mobilefilm Workshop who acted in "Sepet" and is an independant filmmaker) told me about what happened when he applied for the Fire Department to make rain for one of his film...he went to the office and was very polite to the attendant but he was asked to wait and then told to go to another office. Well, basically after being push around, Linus was pissed and started to complain furiously...only then the attendant was trying to be Linus asked a very good question: 'Why must I be rude to you to get your attention? Why can't you give me the same attention when I'm polite to you?'

Really hit home right?...Some people are weird I guess...they'll only respond when you are hostile...

Oh, I was tagged by "evil" milky... anyway...this must have been the longest tag I'd done...Hahaha...

INSTRUCTION : Bold the statements that are true to you.Italicize the statements that you WISH are true. Leave the fibs alone.Then, stab 3 people to do the same test..

1) I miss somebody right now.
2) I do not watch tv these days.
3) I wear glasses or contact lenses.
4) I love to play video games.
5) I have tried marijuana.
6) I have been in a threesome.
7) I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
8) I have changed mentally over the last year.
9) I curse.
10) I'm totally smart.
11) I've broken someone's bones.
12) I'm paranoid sometimes.
13) I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free.
14) I need money right now.
15) I love sushi.
16) I talk really, really fast.
17) I have long hair.
18) I have lost money in Las Vegas.
19) I have at least one sibling.
20) I have worn fake hair/fingernails/eyelashes in the past.
21) I couldn't survive without Caller ID.
22) I like the way I look.
23) I am usually pessimistic.
24) I have a lot of mood swings.
25) I have a hidden talent.
26) I'm always hyper.
27) I have a lot of friends.
28) I have pecked someone of the same sex.
29) I enjoy talking on the phone
30) I practically live in sweatpants or PJ pants.
31) I love to shop.
32) Enjoy window shopping.
33) I would rather shop than eat.
34) I don't hate anyone.
35) I'm a pretty good dancer.
36) I'm completely embarrassed to be seen with my mother.
37) I have a cell phone..
38) I believe in God.
39) I am an adrenaline junkie.
40) I watch MTV on a daily basis.
41) I have passed out drunk in the past 6 months.
42) I've rejected someone before.
43) I want to have children in the future.
44) I have changed a diaper before.
45) I've called the cops on a friend before.
46) I'm not allergic to anything.
47) I have a lot to learn.
48) I'm shy around members of the opposite sex.
49) I have made a move on a friends significant other or crush in the past.
50) I have tried alcohol before.
51) I own the South Park movie.
52) I would die for my best friend.
53) I think that Pizza Hut has the best pizza.
54) I have used my sexuality to advance my career.
55) I love Michael Jackson, scandals and all.
56) Halloween is awesome because you get free candy.
57) I watch Spongebob Squarepants and I like it.
58) I am happy at this moment!
59) I'm obsessed with girls/guys.
60) I tie my shoelaces differently from anyone I've ever met.
61) I study for tests most of the time.
62) I am comfortable with who I am right now.
63) I have more than just my ears pierced.
64) I walk barefoot wherever I can.
65) I have jumped off a bridge.
66) I love sea turtles.
67) I spend ridiculous money on makeup.
68) Plan on achieving a major goal dream.
69) I'm proficient in an musical instrument.
70) I hate office jobs.
71) I love sci-fi movies.
72) I think water rules.
73) I went college out of state.
74) I like sausages.
75) I love kisses.
76) I fall for the worst people.
77) I adore bright colours.
78) I can't live without black eyeliner.
79) I don't know why the hell I just did this stupid thing.
80) I usually like covers better than originals.
81) I can pick up things with my toes.
82) I can whistle.
83) I can move my tongue in waves, much like a snake's slither.
84) I have ridden/owned a horse.
85) I still have every journal I've written in.
86) I can't stick to a diet.
87) I talk in my sleep.
88) I try to forget things by drowning them out with loads of distractions.
89) I have jazz in my blood.
90) Climbing trees is a brilliant past-time.
91) I wear a toe ring.
92) I can't stand at LEAST one person that I work with.
93) I am a caffeine junkie.
94) I cosplay or know what cosplaying is.
95) I have been to over 15 conventions.
96) I will collect anything, and the more nonsensical the better.
97) I'm an artist.
98) I only clean my room when necessary.
99) I like a person of the same sex.
100) I love being happy.

Now I get to tag three people...hmm...I wanna tag Iwan, Pauline and Apple!!

P/S: Going to KL tomorrow night for the theatre project! So won't be blogging for a few days lo...oh...told you it's a long entry...hahaha...

Saturday, June 16, 2007

"Makan" Again!

This time we are attacking Pizza Hut!!

Makan-mates: Me and my cousin Ning...these pics were taken with a a bit blurry la...

Traditionally (among me and my cousins), whenever someone is going away or leaving Kedah (my sleepy hometown...) to further his/her studies, he/she will have to treat the others to a meal. It's like a farewell in a way and since I'm leaving for KL in July, it's my turn to belanja...

So since Pizza Hut is currently having a promo called "Sensasi" something...we or more accurately I decided to have our meal there (Ying & Ning were actually suggesting going to Teppanyaki!! I where got budget??).

But before that, my day started out with shopping with, who else if it's not my shopping sidekick ---> Sheng! We went to Alor Star mall to check out the sales at Soda (according to Alex...who bought a cargo for 50% less...) and I bought a pair of pants myself (20% less)! After that we just lepak while we waited for Xin Yi to fetch us...

Me and Xin Yi...she treated us last year...will be pursuing her degree this September...

After dropping Sheng of at his uncle's shop, Xin Yi and I went to Pizza, it's was packed! We had to wait to be seated...a few minutes later Xin Yi's brother, Yen joined us...While waiting for Ying and Ning to arrive, we started ordering because with all these people, the service is bound to be slow...and beacause of this, Yen had to leave before the food came so that he can rush to his tuition centre in time...poor boy...we did tapau for him la...

Yours truly and Yen...Xin Yi's bro...

We had 5 pizzas: 2 Ocean Tuna, Chicken Masala, Hawaiian Beef and Lime Mayo...small one la...not large...or else we'll be bloated! We also had soup and garlic bread plus coke to wash it all down. But...the service was very terrible...the waitress served us food without any plates or to makan le? Then, the soups only came when we had finished all the pizza...ish...the soup was supposed to be the 1st dish ma...

However, everything can be solved with a bit of camwhoring...wakakaka~

Camwhoring Yi...peace!

Oooo...I think the tuna is still alive...toink...toink...*poke*...

Ying and Yi...not really camwhoring...must be serious la girls!

And the best part is...the whole freakin' meal only cost me RM47!! So with some money to spare, I called Sheng and we meet up again at City Plaza where I got myself a cap! Very dandy kinda cap...not those with printings and writings...the front part is knitted! Love it sooooo much! Hahahaha...

P/S: This post is sooo's all the connection la...being very crappy again cause it had been raining non-stop for two days since yesterday...sigh...I'm going to KL on the 23rd of June for the HIV/AIDS Youth to Youth Theatre Projcet! So excited! My aunt Julita and her husband will be coming from Sabah to visit Dad will bring them touring again...and I'll tag along! Hahaha...Langkawi...Penang...Hatyai...wooohooo! My boring days are over! Yipee!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Leonard Leao Xi Long

Shakespeare (or some other dude) once said : “What is in a name?”...

Well, indeed what’s in a name? Does your name mean anything? Does it reflect the true you? Does a name discern you from others in the sense of social standing? The enigmas are endless…But one thing is for sure, is that we can’t possibly call each other “Homo Sapiens”…right? Wouldn’t it be weird? Imagine walking down the street and you saw a friend coming towards you and both of you greeted each other:

You : Hey, Homo Sapiens! How ya doin’!
Friend : Great! What about you Homo Sapiens? Didn’t expect you to be here…

Get the picture? Anyway, the above are just my lame introduction before I share with you all the nameS that I’d been called before…nicknames in a matter of speaking. And this post is dedicated to Iwan (who is currently on holiday…), who wanted to know if I have other nicknames besides “Donut”…

A little poster I made for myself...hahaha...I'm bored...

Well, before I start raving about my nicknames, I think I should start with the origin of my birth name: Leonard Leao Xi Long, pronounce as Le-nerd-Leo-C-Long.

The story of how I got the name Leonard was a long story, because at first my name was supposed to be Kenneth. Yup, Kenneth Leao Xi Long…but Kenneth sounded similar to “Kenek” which is a Hokkien dialect meaning “shortie”. So, fearing that their son will be no taller that a bench, my mum decided to rename me Leonard. According to her, Leonard is the name of a lion in a story she’d read years back and it serves as a symbol of strength. So Leonard became my name.

If I were given the chance, I would have settled for being just Leonard Leao instead of the mouthful that is my name. But, my Dad had more ambitions for his son, and like any Chinese man, he insisted on giving me a Chinese name. So I inherited the family surname of and was given the name 熙隆. Why do I say my Dad had ambitions? Well, he named me after two Chinese emperors who lived the longest and reigned China for the longest period of time. Thus, you can imagine the expectations and the burden upon which I carry my name…hahaha…melodramatic eh?

Needless to say, my somewhat peculiar name has been distorted into a myriad of sound and pronunciations. With which came the long list of nicknames I’d had. My very first nickname was Leonardo Da Vinci which some people assumed was my ancestor…hahaha…and after that when Titanic was a box office hit, I became Leonardo DiCaprio.

In the pursuit of name calling, my fellow classmates had given me odd names that range from food to animals and whatnots. During secondary school, my name was always mispronounced as Leo-nard instead of Le-nerd. I tried to correct people, but nobody seemed to be able to get it right…and soon they start to come out with easier versions of my name. So, I was called Peanut, Leopard, Lemon, Donut and many more…

My upper secondary years were better; friends finally get my name right. But still there are those who just can’t help themselves, not only nicknames were given, tittles were also awarded. I was “Leonard the Bird” to a fellow classmate, “Nard-nard” to another and “Nerdy nard” to a portion of the class. I was even known by the name Lenny to some friends from the Choral Speaking Team!

That’s not all, but it’ll be tedious to say it all, but the most ridiculous name I was called was Double D (a very rapper kinda nick) and 4D…I don’t know why, maybe Pauline would like to elaborate (please do so in the comment section) because she’s the one who made it up…hahaha!

But then again, all of this just make life more interesting, in a funny perspective, we are what we say we are…nobody can take that away, no matter how absurd the nickname was, I will still be me, right? So, what’s in a name? Hahahaha…well, at least my name’s not Pilot Inspektor…

P/S: Pilot Inspektor is the name of the lead actor's son who played the caharacter Earl in the series "My Name Is Earl"...
P/P/S: Hey...share your thoughts on the "What's in a name" question...and tell me your wackiest nickname ever!

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I finally got the pics from read on (or read again)...and enjoy the slilly pics ya! (*_*)

Hey guys...I think I owe you people somekind of an explanation, since I haven't been updating for the last few days. Well, basically, I'm sick...yeah, I've been having some major headaches these days...and I think I might have an ear infection going on...cause everytime I clenched my teeth, my right ear will hurt like hell...Hurt like HELL, man! I'm going to the doctor today, I think so, cause I need Dad to fetch me...

Anyway...I'm a bit scared la...what if it's a tumour?! What if there are some dead bugs in my ear?! What if...what if...sigh...there's so many "what if"s...I'm always the one for the worst-case-scenarios...But, if one of the above is true...then how le? :-(

Other than that, my connection sucks big time! I don't know why, but some friends told me it's because of all the raining...what the hell la...hujan sikit nia...kacau-kacau frustrating! So, in a way I'm not that keen on blogging you guys know how many times I have to redialled just to post this very entry? And's raining inefficient!

Last Friday was the farewell/gathering thingy, there were 7 of us who went: me, Alex, Sheng, Xiang Wei, Apple, Jess & Chyi...we actually had a great time...well for me...I don't know about the others...we had and chips and lamb chop and ice cream! Then we played two round of was fun! Before we part, we also had cakes at Secret Recipes...and yogurt cheese was simply divine!

I'm lost for words la...and lazy to write long-long, so...I'll let the pictures do the talking ok....enjoy!

It's bowling time! The way Sheng held the ball looks painful la...hahaha...I won the second match! Hail the new bowling king....wakakaka!

The three posers: Sheng, Alex & Jess...peace! Wink...wink...

Alex risked his "life" to take these bowling pics...cause the guy in charge wouldn't let us take pics at the bowling alley...I wonder why? Maybe they think we are spies and are spying on some of the state's players doing their training...ridiculous...hahaha...anyway, making sure there's no flash was how he managed to sneak some pics la...but we did get warned by the guy twice...luckily we're not kicked out...hahaha...

After that, we went to Pacific Mall...just to shop around and do some people-watching la...

All the dudes who went: Xiang Wei, Sheng, Me & Alex...we're at the top floor, where the arcade is located...didn't play anything though cause it's packed and we're not in the mood...

Me and Chyi, just chillin'...
Our last stop was Secret Recipes! We had cakes and drinks and fun before we said "bye-bye" to each other....Group photo! Nothing much...I looked bad in this pic...what's the photographer (waitress) fault...hahaha!
The three stooges...toasting with cakes! Friendship forever!
Xiang Wei...the Jay wannabe and Apple...always so calm and compose la wei! Fuiyo!

Fiuweet! Sweet girl with sweet smile and sweet cake! Jess, the cheese cakes ambassador...hahaha...

At this point, I did something embarassing...I was guilty of slurpping my Iced Lemon Tea with such vigour that the "slurp-a-dup-dup" sound is resonating around the cafe...malu...and Jess gave me the "that's-so-malu" look...well, to hell with it...hahaha! I did enjoyed the drink!

Slurp...slurrrrp...slurrrrrrrpppp! Ahhhh....

And then I put on a daft show called "Cakezilla"...I was high on cheese...what do you expect?!

Take cover! The ferocious Cakezilla is here! I wonder who was the one trying to eat my ear with that fork...sorry...I embarassed myself again...hahahaha!

Well, that's how the day went right?...hahaha...anyway, to Alex, Sheng, Wei, Apple, Chyi & Jess: I'll miss you guys a lot, cause you people are the BEST! Good luck and god bless!

Sunday, June 3, 2007


I had a horrible dream yesterday night, I think everyone from my previous school can relate to it...guys especially. In our school, there's this male teacher, who we shall call Mr.KS. He's a discipline master (so to say) and all the guys in our school have to have crew-cut hair a.k.a. durian head...and if your hair is long, he'll come at you with his scissors and all to give you a free haircut...takut~

Well, last night's dream brought me back to school with my current haircut. Everybody was minding their own business, when Mr.KS suddenly barged in and said my hair is long! Like any wrongdoer, I was damned frightened...takut~... What happened next really got me traumatized! He took out his scissors and started attacking my hair! OMG! I begged and I cried...but all was done, I'm bald again! Arghhhh!!...

That's when I woke up, all sweaty and shaking...hahahaha...funny dream eh? But, come to think of it, I was indeed traumatized of what really happened at school to the extent of having nightmareS (yup, it's not my first...) about it...sigh...mentally scarred liao...hahahaha...Do you guys think it's right for teachers to cut students' hair if the haircut don't meet with the school's requirements?...Hmmm...

Oh, and in another story, I received an invitation from AFS (a student exchange organization) for their Gala Dinner...but I don't think I'm expensive and I'm still pissed about not getting their YES scholarship to go for an exchange in the US...hmph...hahahaha...Anyway, if you guys are interested then you might as well check it out... lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Other than that, BRATs is planning a Youth 2 Youth outreach program that aims to educate teens about peer education. There'll be a theatre project regarding HIV and AIDS...however, it's only open to BRATs and the maximum participants is 30...and if you are a BRATs, you'll know witch email add to contact! So be quick about it!


P/S: Damien Rice's "9 Crimes" is on the Juke Box...this song is one of the soundtrack used in Shrek 3...very melancholic (...or sad...) enjoy!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

"How abt sex?"

Something freaky happened to me (again) a few months's the story...

I was lazing around (as I always did) at home one afternoon, when suddenly my handphone started ringging and the caller was not someone I knew, since the number was not set into my friends list. When I pick it up, the only sound I heard was a very hoarse, rasping sound...and a faint murmuring that's quite as any sensible human being, I answered:

"Hello? Hello? HELLO?! Helloooooooo?!"

But still the weird sound was the only thing coming from the other end. So, I just shut the phone and decided to SMS the caller instead:

'Who r u?'

I only got a reply after sometime:

'Hi i'm caroline. I wanna noe u...can v b fren?''s a chick! And she wanna be friends...I was a bit flattered by about I replied:

'Where r u frm?'

And she answered:


And I was like...huh? What on earth...or where on earth is U-line? So, initially I guessed this must be some kind of prank somebody is pulling on me...ok...I'm constantly in a state of paranoia...that's how I am... And I replied:

'Being fren r fine, but wat u r doin seem to be a prank 2 me'

I waited quite long for her reply, I thought it was a prank and she'd stop since I'd already found out about it...but then the SMS came:

'Hav u heard of U-net? I got some products u might like' ego instantly fell flat like a unsuccessful roti canai...plop...This Caroline or whoever she is, must be a telemarketer or something close to that and this U-net must be her company...what a bummer. But still, I chose to decline politely...:

'Sorry, not interested. Thanks anyway'

Then, Ladies and gentlemen, the creme-de-la-creme...the climax of this story was when she replied:

'How abt sex?'

I was immediately stunned. Speechless. Shock. WTF! This telemarketer thingy is spiralling into something more explicit than what I'd imagined. After I politely rejected her products now she's offering sex? Actually and honestly, I was pissed...I was expecting to befriend a cute girl and all...but this person is a total WHORE! I intended to send the following SMS:

'Why don u take ur products n shove them up ur a$$ and go F**k urself?!'

But, I decided against it, cause I wouldn't wanna sink so low for these kind of people. So I send this SMS instead:

'Sorry, not interested'

Hours later there's still no reply, so I guessed she must had given up. But then, this came:

'I would like 2 bring u out 4 dinner.'

WTF! Dinner? No way! By then it was a little freaky...I sent her one last SMS and told myself to ignore her after that. This was what I wrote:

'I said i'm not interested. Pls don waste my time and money!'

Well, it seemed to have worked, she never reply after that. Sigh...this world have a lot of great people like you guys, but there are also very freaky people out there...anyway, I hope nothing of this sort happened to any of you...but if you do, I think the best way is to just ignore them, don't you think so? Hahahaha...Freaky man!