Thursday, January 12, 2006

Tale of two batangs

My friend, A, never knew that there was a place called Batang Berjuntai throughout her 20+years existence. Having lived and studied in the East Coast throughout her younger days, it was only on the day she followed her aunt to Kedah that she found the signboard.

On the other hand, I, never knew that there's a village called Batang Bergedik throughout my 20+years of happy-sad-happy-happy life. Having read newspapers only when I have the time, it was only today when I read the New Straits Time ("'Acid man' finds true love again' pg 15 col 1) that I found out tat in Tanah Merah there is such a place.

Booker... Blooker...

Just when you thought you're bloggin' for nothin', someone comes up a great idea to keep you going. For the unitiated bloggers out there, be in the know that if book authors look forward to getting Bookers, bloggers can now look forward to getting Blookers.

As reported by BBC UK, the best books based on blogs are to be recognised in their own literary prize - the Blooker Prize. Shortlisted works will be released in March while winners will be announced on 3 April 2006.

Back in 2003 I started a blog with some friends and we weaved our real-life incidents, real-life communication, real-life affairs even to make our so-called chic-lit more relevant to the real people out there.

However, some people perasan pulak with what we wrote, thinking it was some kind of direct insult to them without knowing that we've spiced it up, makin it to more ficticious than anything else - bodoh betul.

Anyway... too bad lah they didn't take up English 111 seriously (like, hello, critical reading!). But we didn't wanna jinx the blook (blog-based book), we halted the project...

But we're working on something much more fun soon after we killed the real-life-to-fiction blook. It has something to do with food - now if any calorie counting person out there gets offended and think it's our ploy to attack anyone over, under or just the right weight we're not gonna layan lah this time...

... cause we want our Blooker lah!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Sing, sing, song

Thanks to whoever was previously using the Fifth Generation iPod 60GB unit I am currently reviewing, I am now hooked to this yesteryear hit, Beautiful Ones by Suede. Had you been a teen in the late 90s, Suede will be a really familiar name, alongside Weezer, Oasis and the likes...

Beautiful Ones
(Coming Up)

high on diesel and gasoline
psycho for drum machine
shaking their bits to the hits

drag acts, drug acts, suicides
in your dad's suits you hide
staining his name again

cracked up, stacked up, 22
psycho for sex and glue
lost it to Bostik, yeah

shaved heads, rave heads, on the pill
got too much time to kill
get into bands and gangs

oh, here they come, the beautiful ones, the beautiful ones

loved up, doved up, hung around
stoned in a lonely town
shaking their meat to the beat

high on diesel and gasoline
psycho for drum machine
shaking their bits to the hits

oh, here they come, the beautiful ones, the beautiful ones

you don't think about it,
you don't do without it,
because you're beautiful,
and if your baby's going crazy
that's how you made me,
la, la, la, la...

photo borrowed from, lyrics from - thanks!