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Sunday, January 29, 2006

**Forms of Shit**

I was surfing the web for articles on Thai culture, and I came across an interesting word: kee. It means "shit" and, according to the website which I found the word from, is not an impolite or obscene word as "shit" itself. Its use is not just for excrement (you know, like shit) but also waste or residue. Below is an excerpt from the useful (hehe) website:

"For instance, kee dta ("eye shit") refers to the particles of "sleep" in your eyes when you wake up in the morning; kee hoo ("ear shit") is ear wax; kee bu-ree ("cigarette shit") is cigarette ashes; kee peung ("bee shit") is beeswax and kee reuay ("saw shit") is sawdust. The word also appears in countless compound words that emphasize the abundance of particular qualities, such as kee len ("playful shit"), one who is very playful; kee mao ("drunken shit"), someone who likes to drink and get drunk; kee lerm ("forget shit"), a very forgetful person; kee aai ("shy shit"), a very bashful person; kee niow ("sticky shit"), one who is very stingy (stingy people hate to part with anything) and kee moh ("bragging shit"), a braggart."

What a multipurpose word. I love the word "shit" more now.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

**JADED...**

...as in weary, tired.

I am burnt out. I've slid back.

All these activities, commitments, and involvements are killing me. Crushing me like a bug. There's no rest for me. No time to relax. No more energy to watch season 7 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer past midnight with my roommate. I go on day after day, night after night. I just wonder where I get my strength from.

I just can't go on like this. I can't.

I just hope things get less hectic this week. I'm getting too weak to carry on like this until the end of the semester.

So now, at least, I can look forward to bedtime. Everything's done for today. Tomorrow will bring new hurdles I have to jump over, whether I want to or not.

GIVE ME STRENGTH TO JUMP!!!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

**Between Yum and Yuck...**

...is what I'll say what grasshoppers taste like when they're fried (or not). They're super crunchy and sometimes if you're unlucky, you'd get sharp pieces of their brittle exoskeleton stuck somewhere down your throat. And that's what happened to me. Had to cough 'em out. Uncomfortable, really.

If you really wanna know how it tastes like, try it. Here are some tips:
  1. Start with a really really small piece and then gradually increase the size.
  2. Have a positive mind. Really, it helps.
  3. It would really help to have some water to wash it down or to get rid of the aftertaste.
  4. Be around sporting friends. I wasn't :)
  5. Ignore the rough texture and peculiar taste. Concentrate on the crunch.
  6. Don't think of the grasshopper or it's head or eyes when chewing.
  7. Chew thoroughly. You don't want any piece to get stuck in your throat.

And when you've downed a whole grasshopper, congratulate yourself on a job well done. You can now boast that you have eaten your first fried grasshopper. Like what I'm doing :p

I never thought I would ever do that. My next goal: eating lollipops with worms in them. Just kidding. I don't think I'd ever muster enough mental and intestinal constitution for that feat. Ugh.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

**In Over My Head?**

I hope I won't have to be institutionalized at the end of this semester. Well, maybe that's an overstatement but I think I'm in over my head.

Too many involvements. Not sure I have the energy to keep up with them all. Why?
  1. I've just been appointed an officer in the International Club.
  2. I've just signed up for piano lessons that demand a lot practice time ( and I have to keep a log for each practice session).
  3. The drama club's full up for the semester. More scripts, more work.
  4. The String Ensemble's got some promotion to do. More pieces to practise and more hours to practise them.
  5. I've gotta start working for credit in the English Department.
All that plus the normal college stuff like assignments, reading reports, and a presentation in Thai. Yes, you read it right. Thai.

You might say like, "So? I've done that before," or, "He's over-exaggerating." But you ain't seen nothing yet. It's like you gotta be here to see what it's like. So don't tell me how the cookie tastes like if you haven't put it in your mouth yet. I don't mind encouragement though :)

*Just breathe...*

I will manage, right?

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Friday, January 13, 2006

**Incomplete and Complete**

One of our close friends has gone back to Mexico. Victor, we miss you a lot!

Now our group Raros (meaning weirdos in Spanish) is one person less. And although it is just one person, we feel so incomplete. At least we still have a latina with us (his sister).

I wonder how long it will take for us to adjust to his absence.

And guys, thanks for the birthday greetings! They made my birthday complete! Talking about my birthday, my friends threw like a mini-party for me on the night of my birthday. One highlight was when they *forcefully* poured water on me. I wouldn't have minded it, but Thailand's kinda in winter now. It was damn cold.

But I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Once again, thanks!

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Monday, January 09, 2006

**I'm Back!!!**

Hi guys! Sorry for not blogging for so long! I didn't have access to the internet while I was back in Kuching. And it's only now that I feel like blogging again!

Was feeling a little homesick for a few days. But now I'm back on my feet again and trying to adjust to my new study schedule. It's a little difficult because I'm still in my holiday mood.

Aren't friends great? I'm saying this because they helped my get over my homesickness. Not forgetting the ones back home and abroad. I love you guys!!!

And Ting, this blog will never die as long as I live. Unless, of course, I decide to create a new blog (and even if this happens, I will let you guys know). So this blog will not really die. It just gets "reincarnated."

Happy New Year you all!

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