Archive for April, 2005

Oh my god, am I that cruel?

Posted: April 30, 2005 in Uncategorized


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I didn’t watch the whole match this morning. It was shown at 2.30 am. It was a boring match & I rather read a book; therefore, I didn’t not catch the 2nd half of the match. Woke up at 6 am and turned on the tv and checked for the match results on eurosports…a draw. It was expected from Liverpool. They would rather get a draw during away games. Against Juve at Turin, it was a draw as well. Anyways, they had better play well at Anfield for the 2nd stage of the semis. They somehow play differently during championship matches. There’s more flair, desire to win in comparison to their premiership matches. It’s as if they have split personalities. A totally different team. In fact I was frustrated when they lost to, my God, Crystal Palace of all teams.

p/s found out Xabi won’t be playing against Chelsea at Anfield. How disappointing. But, I know Liverpool, they might just pull a rabbit out of a hat. Anything can happen with a team like Liverpool they’re like Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. I hope it’s Dr Jekyll.

Slang

Posted: April 28, 2005 in Our World

airhead: stupid person.

“Believe it or not, Dave can sometimes act like an airhead!”

amigo: friend (from Spanish).

“I met many amigos at Dave’s ESL Cafe.”

ammunition: toilet paper.

“Help! We’re completely out of ammunition!”

antifreeze: alcohol.

“I’m going to need a lot of antifreeze tonight!”

armpit: dirty, unappealing place.

“This cheap motel is an absolute armpit!”

ass [offensive] (1): backside.

“I fell on my ass on the ski slopes.”

ass (2): an unworthy and hated person.

“I cannot be friends when you act like an ass.”

awesome: great and impressive.

“Dave’s ESL Cafe is truly awesome!”

Interested in Slangs, try visiting this site ->> American Slang – Randomly Chosen

Ask yourself this question:
Is the excessive use of slangs distorting the English language?
In some ways it does as it is very informal and sometimes we do get carried away. However, slangs do make the language interesting by using the borrowed words from other languages. I have never considered that as slang before but somehow I came across a website stating that amigo is a slang….here is something I found..the definition of slang :
Slang is language at its most informal, using expressions that many would consider to be grammatically imperfect and sometimes rude. Slang often used within small social groups where it can help draw and keep the group together. It changes very quickly in English.

ie: crap, dope

Whereas colloquial is:
Colloquial language is informal language that is not rude, but would not be used in formal situations. It is less unacceptable than Slang & Swear Words.

A colloquialism is an informal expression, that is, an expression not used in formal speech or writing.

some eg i know: flunk, moron

Nothing about work here!

Posted: April 28, 2005 in mi vida loca

I am and will not discuss anything which concerns with my workplace here. No matter how good or bad the news is. Whatever concerns with work has to be left at the workplace. Notice that I did not give specific details about my working life.

In reality, I’m cracking my brain searching (buscar – search in spanish) for articles and activities.

Aiyaa

Posted: April 27, 2005 in mi vida loca

Went to Ikano Power Station at 5 stgh. Had to get a few stuffs overthere since there are no more bookstores at the Atria. There used to be one but Popular decided to move to Ikano for a bigger & better space. So whenever I need to buy books @ stationaries I have to drive to Ikano @ OU. I went there to buy some books but they were out of stock or no longer in publication. So, I have to get something…I don’t like to go somewhere & come back empty handed..shish…so I got my self 2 paperbacks…they were on offer..gosh books these days aren’t cheap. Years ago they would only cost you RM28..these days some novels are priced at RM50…who cares…you really want them..go ahead and buy them!…but I’ll think a trillion times before I do so..and in the end I’ll just get them…that’s me..love to give myself a headache!

on the way back..there was a massive traffic jam at the NKVE…pity those people who are returning home to Subang..or even BU.

This morning, I had a surprise. There on my table was this nicely wrapped gift. A belated birthday gift. I don’t know who is it from. By the way thank you. I guess it must be someone from cyberspace. So, whoever you are thank you.

p/s there’s champions league match on thursday morning. I hope Liverpool will win..that will be one of the most memorable moments in my life, to watch LFC beat Chelsea. It won’t be my milestone but Liverpool FC’s. My milestone?….hummm…when I am awarded my Master’s degree..that’s an achievement!…I guess it will change as years past by.

Enclave

Posted: April 26, 2005 in Our World

en·clave n

1. A country or part of a country lying wholly within the boundaries of another.
2. A distinctly bounded area enclosed within a larger unit: ethnic enclaves in a large city.

[French, from Old French enclaver, to enclose, from Vulgar Latin *inclvre : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Latin clvis, key.]

en·clave (nklv, n-)
n.

A detached mass of tissue enclosed in tissue of another kind.

Main Entry: en·clave
Pronunciation: ‘en-“klAv; ‘än-“klAv, ‘ä[ng]-, -“kläv
Function: noun
: something enclosed in an organ or tissue but not a continuous part of it

enclave

n : an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

red_enclave..obviously means a bounded area enclosed within a larger unit ie the red side of Liverpool

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Posted: April 25, 2005 in mi familia


My cousin (extreme right) will be heading to Aberdeen, Scotland somewhere in May @ June for his Master’s degree graduation ceremony. Before that he’ll be heading to Spain. Humm…I know they design beautiful clothes, shoes & handbags (Zara & MNG@Mango)…what should I ask him to get me from Spain..I’ll pay of course…have to check out if Spain is using the Euro. Something from Hard Rock @ Planet Hollywood..that’s so lame…flamenco dress? I think that would be expensive..where would I wear it to anyway?…I’ll just ask him when I see him…oh he’s going to Rome later with his parents…I miss Roma…my mom would ask him to buy these marble eggs. She has this whole collection of them…thank god she doesn’t collect them anymore! They’ll just collect dust. Posted by Hello

Friend

Posted: April 25, 2005 in mi vida loca


A long lost friend of mine. She’s a year older and this is a pic of her with her new husband. I attended her wedding was it last year. Yes, I think it was. It was after Eid-ul-Fitri 2004. She’s married to an Iranian American. Her dad was the former Ambassador of Malaysia to Libya. So that’s how we knew H.E. Dato’ Salim.

The grand wedding was held at Dewan Felda Perdana. Met my friend, another Ambassador’s daughter, Inaz Hasmy…you know former Ambassador to the UN. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam. The VVIPs who attended & blessed the wedding..well..the Foreign Minister’s wife, Datin Sharifah Aziah & Dato @ is it Tan Sri Halim…don’t remember his name but my parents knew his nephew a former diplomat, Radzi..or something..like that..they were together in Delhi, India. Posted by Hello

Pig Skin Leather

Posted: April 25, 2005 in islam

If you are a Muslim & love leather goods..read thisMy dad found out his Pierre Cardin briefcase had pigskins inner linings when a friend of his who was a religious student in Libya informed him. The 3 dots..so next time when you shop…do look out for the 3 dots especially when you shop abroad. In Malaysia..they would place a “pig skin” lable. I remember seeing a beautiful corduroy pants at U2, luckily I didn’t touch it. I guess the thread or some other parts of the material came from pigs.