Thursday, October 30, 2008

Petition for better Wild life law in Malaysia.

Just read on Kinkybluefairy about a petition for better wild life law in Malaysia. Being a total animal lover and supporter of the environment, I had just had to stop everything that I am doing to do a post about this.

Laws regarding the care and handling of animals in Malaysia are lousy, we all know that. There are one too many loop holes that leads to horrid cases of domestic animal abuse and the poaching of wild ones in the jungles of Malaysia. Mutilation and death are a list of extremes animals face daily in the hands of humans. More so in Malaysia, where the population generally could care less about the fates of this creatures. To know more bout em wildlife *click* this. Now is high time for change, with the petition already in place, all we have to do is sign it. According to The Star there are already more than 6000 signatures collected. There is one online too. And I was the 1220th person to sign it. Do your part for Malaysian Wildlife. Sign it *here* .

The first time I realized how bad humans could actually treat animals was in Secondary sch, when the local SPCA held an exhibition on animal cruelty. There was a picture of this poor dog with its upper jaw torn of by its owner, leaving the poor thing with a gaping mouth, unable to eat. The reason? Because the dog was barking too much. It brought tears to my eyes, how could humans be so evil? Animals have feelings, emotions and needs just like us. Just because we had an evolutionary leap, it does not give us the right to abuse creatures lower on the food chain.

And don`t get me started on the suffering livestock face in meat factories, its so bad I go on sporadic periods as a vegetarian. Sometimes, I just don`t understand mankind. How could we do this to the earth and ultimately to ourselves as well? We are literally poisoning and driving earth into a wasteland by excreting waste and pollutants after pillaging the earth, driving flora and fauna into extinction by clearing land for cultivation and totally reshaping the landscape into an urban forest of concrete and steel at the same time, and all this for what? Money? Progress? At what cost? We are dooming ourselves by digging our own grave.

I used to think that I cannot do anything. After all, I am just me, one person. But I know better now. It all adds up if everyone chips in and help out. Just like this petition, every single vote counts. By adding it all up, we can change how things are.

So sign the petition everyone! And post it up in your blog too, so the news spreads.

Together we can make a difference.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

*sheepish grin*

Seems like I got people worried with my last post. Don`t worry. Just kinda overworked and stress. Add a little bit of sickness and you get an emo Joyce. Been resting and churning out lots of artsy stuff. Ideas just seem to swirl out better when I get emotionally unstable. I know, I am weird.

Well, I kinda like the emo me better. Feels more like myself, doing what I like best. Sometimes I really wanna just break free and go down the road I want. Erm..... I seem to be getting out of topic here, just wanna say dun worry. I am fine. The cloud hanging over my head is getting smaller and smaller already.

Look out for post of the artsy stuff I mentioned, that is if I decide to post them up. :P

Till next time then.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

just because

My heart is a churning.

I don’t know what this is

Brain is a turning

The tears keep falling

Not stopping

Like raindrops in the misty sky

I dun wanna face it anymore

Give me strength or let it fall

No more, don’t give me anymore waves

I just want calm to come back again

No more drama and disasters of disappointed hopes

No more tension and what not

I want it all to fade away

Go, just disappear

Why are humans this way?

That’s why I hate men

I dun wanna think of all this webs

You are all like poison with no names

Hopeless cases with mindless aims

I could care less anymore

I give up on your kind

You are all enigmas not worth breaking

Why should I care anymore?

You are not worth my time


I cannot take it anymore.
I just have to spill it out.
What is it with not keeping promises?
You might be busy, you might not be, but still, a promise is a promise.
I am also busy.
Yet I find time to do it.
I give it my all.
What do you expect from me?
Or maybe not at all.
I bet you just don`t care don`t you.
I am disappointed at all of you.
Or maybe I placed to high hopes.
Maybe it is to remind me to never trust anyone but myself.
As I have often felt.
Do I set the bar too high?
I don`t think so.
It is just natural.
For me at least.
I am.
Please redeem yourselves.
I beg of you.
How do you plan to grow and enter society like that?
I will continue to observe.
As I always do.
Don`t act like you don`t know, there are always eyes on the walls.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hari Raya Gathering

Finally went to a Hari Raya gathering for the first time in Japan. I know, I know, it`s super late right. Well, never late than never is what I say. Look at the big turnout!!! Amazing. So many Malaysians after days on end of mingling with Japanese! It was a really comfortable atmosphere to sink into. With Raya songs playing, a buzz of conversations around, good old Malaysian food on the tables waiting to be devoured and the warm glow from overhead lights, I almost forgot that I am still in Japan, well almost, since the conversations mainly revolve around where we are studying, what we are studying, where we are living, with some technical stuff thrown in now and then.
And out of this big crowd, I took a group photo of some people whom I was totally unacquainted with, since they were conveniently cozied up,why not? After a few rounds of food and chats, I got to know four people out of this group. o.O I know. Cool huh?With KIT girls.Met up with Surini. She is so sweet. I am currently trying to fix her up with Afiq to no avail. -_-
Akashi kosen ex-member included and one absent.Favorite of the day. According to Afiq, this is Chicken Rendang. Yummy! Looks kinda gross with all the chicken bones sticking out. But imagine, it was cooked so long until all the flesh fell off!!! Imagine how tender it taste. *Grin* Like I said, totally yum.Favorite picture. Some girls were camwhoring in front of the Raya sign. :DSo happy, so Raya, Arghhh.....I miss Malaysia.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

kisah Aku di TAG 2 org

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves
3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they got tagged and to ask them to play and read your blog.

Starting time : 11pm Jpn time.
Name : Joyce Chan
Sisters : 1
Brothers : 1
Shoe size : 25cm
Height : 158cm (i dunno)
here do you live : Akashi,Japan
Have you ever Fallen asleep at school :
No. I am such a good student. Nod off sometimes thought.
Broken someone's heart :
Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call :
Who was were the last personYou danced with :
No one? Im not the dancing kind
Last made you smile :
When teacher praised me on the model im working on for kosensai
You last yelled at :
*** over sms.....kosensai stress??

Do you like your hand-writing :
I guess.
Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in :
I dunno...
Are you a friendly person :
I think so
Do you have any pets :
Used to. Now I have 2 unofficial goldfish swimming in the Ryo pond.
What are you doing right now :
Duh! Doing the tag :P
Can you handle the truth :
Yes. Even if it hurts
Are you closer to your mother or father :
Do you eat healthy :
Yes. The whole food pyramid.
If you're having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to : solitary activities.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:

1-fitting into new primary sch
2-lots of chinese tuition >.<
3-learning bout life? Haha...
4-discovered the marvel that is chinese proverbs
5-watched lots of cartoons

5 places I am living in ( places I've lived in since i was born till current)
1-old house, Kuching
2-new house, Kuching
3-Kolej Kedua, KL
4-UUM, Kedah
5-Akashi, Japan

5 people I tag

1. The person who last tag you is:
Amalina and Syaza
2. Your relationship with him/her is:
Both frens
3. Your five impression of him/her:
Amalina: Gile-gile sikit, Artsy, baik hati, sweet, total homemaker in the making :P
Syaza: kadang-kala ada mood swing, sweet and romantic deep in her heart :P, likes to disturb me, cooks well ( Must cook me yummy food ah :P), kalut pasal baju :P
4. The most memorable thing he/she had done for you:
Amalina:Listen to me babble bout my *problem* (u know lah amalina....-_-) Hehe....Thanks
Syaza: Jaga me when i kena Denggi. Thanks for the get well card and for visiting me in the hospital. Syaza sweet......
5. The most memorable thing he/she had said to you:
Amalina: JOYCE!!!! *Proceeds to hug me very tight*
Syaza: Joyce busuk >.<
6. If he/she become your lover, you will:
Haha......jom kita tidur sama-sama :P
7. If he/she become your enemy, you will:
Tak mungkin lah.
8. If he/she become your enemy, the reason will be:
Cos im too cute? Hahaha.....:P
9. The most desired thing you want to do for him/her now is..
Cook a nice meal to eat together and have a great sleepover together :DDD
10. Your overall impression of him/her is:
Very cool modern babes, this two.
11. How you think people around you will feel about you?:
Erm..... she is friendly and cute? I dunno....
12. The characters you love of yourself are:
Perfectionist (things get done nicely)
13. On the contrary, the characters you hate yourself are:
Perfectionist (nothing is ever perfect enough)
14. The most ideal person you want to be is:
a responsible, humble, caring, kind human
15. Pass this quiz to 10 persons that you wished to know how they feel about you:
16. Who is no.6 having relationship with?
Haiyah...this one who doesn`t know :P
17. Is no.9 a male or female:
18. If no.7 and 10 are together, will it be a good thing?
19. What is no.2 studying about?
chemical eg
20. When was the last time you had a chat with no.3?
a few days ago.
21. What kind of music band does no.8 like?
erm.... i dunno
22. Does no.1 have any siblings?
23. Will you woo no.3?
Haha.......she is already my darling.
24. How about no.7?
25. Is no.4 single?
Yep!!! Who want? Contact me.... I will help u :DDD
26. What is the surname of no.5?
Siow (Spelling correct or not?)
27. What’s the hobby of no.4?
Haha...... singing in her room *pst......i know cos i can hear from my room*
28. Does no.5 and 9 get along well?
Hmm....not sure bout that
29. Where is no.2 studying at?
Niihama, 4 countries
30. Talk something casually about no.1:
She looks good in pink kurung?
31. Have you tried developing feelings for no.8?
32. Where does no.9 live at?
C Ryo.....
33. What colour does no.4 like?
Haha..... sorry not sure. Maroon?
34. Are no.5 and 1 best friend?
Ok ok kut...
35. Does no.1 have any pets?
36. Is no.7 the sexiest person in the world? if.
37. What is no. 10 doing now?
Dunno. Studying or on9 kua.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Sometimes it is good to step out of your own comfort zone and challenge yourself,
sometimes it might be a better idea to stick with what you are familiar with.

Sometimes it is nice to have a listening ear,
sometimes its better to rough it out alone.

Sometimes when working in a team you get mad at uncooperative members,
sometimes you just have to chill and work with what you have.

Sometimes things don`t work the way you want it to work,
sometimes you just have to try and try harder.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

On artsy stuff

Made this today. Its for my host parent; Matsuoka san. Her birthday falls on the same day as mine. Interesting, huh! Anyway, wanted to give her something I made, somehow or another I decided to make paper craft instead of painting something. Finally, I can make good use of the Washi 和紙 that I bought some time ago.

First look. Was kinda pleased with this and wanted to frame it up already.....

But fate had other ideas. My next door art critique popped by and we decided on adding fans after a bit of discussion. I am seriously gonna miss discussing artistic compositions (is that a good phrase to call it? ) with MayC when she`s gone.Pop it in a frame and TADA! One present coming up. Does it look ok? Please comment. :)
But wait. Wrap up nicely for the best effect. Add a "J" onto it, perfection. :D
Its amazing that all this manifested from a random doodle I made just days ago while taking a break from reports. :D
Argghhhh...... looking back. I am so not feeling the hair. Should have made the top part thinner and added more layers. Argh..... the kimono sucks too. And i think the fans look a tad bit weird.Geez ......perfectionist mode kicking in. Sigh......and the internal struggle goes on.

Did not get much done on this one here. Going for the children`s book illustration look. Hope it does not look to much like crap when I`m done. >.<

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

21st B`day

Hello everyone. A super ultra big thank you to everyone who celebrated my birthday in some way or another. Be it sending me sms`s, e-mail`s, Skype messages, phone calls, Skype calls, parcels, Facebook msg`s .......

Really, I was not expecting all this. Thought that it would just be like any other day, normal.

I am very very touched by your kind gestures. Brings me to shame actually, since, I don`t think I remember everyones B`days. Huhu..... >.< Thanks again u guys. I will remember this B`day cos its the weirdest one I`ve had thus far. Haha...... first of all, I kept receiving super early B`day presents, then one month early phone call ( haha...u know who u are :P ) , and lets not forget the "incident" at midnight. Chatted wif ppl also lor. Haha...bout growing up and stuff. Sampai talk bout kahwin also. Man.....some ppl think far ahead. Haha...... me is till a kid. Haha..... and it seems that I will be receiving some late prezzies as well. *jumps in glee*

Kekeke..... Anyways, had B`day "party" by the pond in Ryo today as our Akashi kosen tradition goes. Thanks to MayC who baked not one but two cakes for me!!! Kekeke..... lets not talk bout how it taste lah hah :PPPP I menerima ur keikhlasan hati. Hehehe...... see it looks so nice here. All warm and glowing and my initials are on it. :DDDPic of me, cake cutting, taken by Pastry Chef cum Photographer of the day.
Picture of greedy guy gobbling up the pizza. kekeke......
Measly pic of another pizza after being ravished by a hungry drove. Seriously, this is YUMMY! Everyone who has not tasted Japan`s Pizza Hut, go try!!!
Pic of Aries maneuvering the delicate task of uncovering the cake.

So another big BIG Thank You to everyone. Thanks for everything. :D I lap U all !!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Last post on Summer hols

Woohoo....after so many post on Summer hols, i`m still not finish yet. i sumbat 3 in 1 lah. Hahaha...... and these are all short short recaps summore. :P

First up is Amanohashidate (天橋立). Its 日本三景 3 must see sceneries of Japan. Last yr went to Hiroshima`s Red Torii edi, this year hit Amanohashidate lah. To see wats the fuss bout looking at the stretch of land between ones legs. No bit deal also. I thought will get some revelation or something. Ceh, the only cool thing is that since the sky and both the sea is like separated in the middle by the land mass right, when u look at it terbalik also almost the same lor. Haha.....but quite interesting lah. Me and MC biked over to the other side from the eki. Quite nice lah biking. Can see the scenery better and get the feel of the place better. Found some dried crunchy seafood omiyage thingy there. I like it a lot man. V crunchy. Bought one pack for my family too and they said that its weird. Keke....wat to do i like weird stuff mah.

So here`s a pic of me doin peace sign while going up the lift thingy that someone refused to use cos kononya takut. Huh.... :P I think i gotta stop doing the peace sign thing lah. Looks to kiddish edi. getting old.

Next is Wakasawan. Went there wif the foreign students from my kosen. It a really really beautiful place. So we should raise our hands and shoutout YEPPUDA!!!!! That`s according to Mc`s dao lah. is too paiseh to do this kind of stuff. :PPP
Met this korean gal - Hyun, who is studying in Maizuru kosen. She is sooooo korean, I keep pinching myself, cos she seems to have stepped out of a korean drama. Full of aaaaa......and ooooo...... in her sentences when she is thinking. Oooooo...... so cute. Learned some Korean phrases from her and chatted lots too. and MC kept pestering her bout Korean stuff. Muahkakaka...... and guess wat. She thinks Jang Geun Suk is handsome too. Muahahaha.....

Then there was boating. Wah, so teruk can die man. MayC, siting next to me kept groaning and saying that her arms wanna break edi. Manatahu halfway edi the guide baru tell us we both are sitting at the most zialat place. Sigh..... summore there was strong wind so the sea was kinda rough. Lucky me have strong arms. Muahaha.....There was this cool rock pool there too. I`ve always read bout rock pools , but never seen one so keng. So cool man. Saw this fish below eating another fish, right next to my bare foot!!! Keng , how nature is that. Muahahaha.....Got sea anemone also. Will unfurl its tentacles when its high tide, but now its closed. So cool.....
Top shell. So cool. In Malaysia, u can only find broken shells lor. This one is full shell complete wif its own inhabitant summore. I like this pic. Hahaha...... i curi -curi take one. Hyun is caught red handed digging her nose. Keke..... im so evil. Lots of ppl looking blur and some sleeping . And MayC`s expression, priceless.Group pic. Of course must have lah. This is at a nuclear power plant. Keke....
Next up is my trip wif me sis. Went to lots of places lah. Covered quite a lot in one week me thinks. Lots of catching up and poking fun at each other also. Not bad lah, but my poor sis said that i travel way too tough and that i was torturing her with whole day long walking and traveling in buses and trains. Kekeke........and i thought i was kind, cos i cut out some places edi. Muahahaha.......someone`s getting old.

In Kyoto, leaves are turning color edi. beautiful. Must must go somewhere to see 紅葉 this year.
FINALLY went to Kaminarimon.Disneysea again!! Keke....... got scared out of my wits at the Journey to the center of the earth ride. 1st time steady nia dunno why 2nd time takut pula. Man im weird. And i got to see Ariel`s Show again! Muahaha........ i remembered thinking to myself i must go back again to see it again no matter wat. Mana tahu one year on already can see. Keke... love it man. Should i say i wanna go and see it again?? Hahaha.......

So like that lah. Summer trip. Sigh......did so many things man. So cool. Totally worth every single yen spend. And i think i`ve traveled to an extend that its no longer about the main sights to see, or the must do`s at whatever place im at. The checklists are like a rough guide, the things that stick closer to the heart and remain in our memories are the little stuff that happens. Like a nice chat wif a total stranger, or a shared laugh, a kind gesture, getting lost and finding a totally cool new place that`s not in any guide books. Those are the real gems of traveling i think. And best of all. One can learn a lot about yourself and others while traveling.

In short, i`ve had a real blast during summer, found a new direction to take wif my life, got a well earned rest to pump up energy for sch. Haha......

so like that lah. Now its SCH sch Sch......but wait till winter. Then i shall have my Korean trip. Muahahaha........ :DDD

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Back to school for like 1 week plus and it already feels like a month. Haha..... many many things to do. Sometimes i don`t even know which one to start with first. Just passed up my report today so im very happy, hence the post. Trying not to think of the new one to do and the pile of work on my desk at the same time though.

Anyways, I keep thinking of this phrase "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" Its true. I even came up with a tune and a slap dash song on one of my happy tralala optimistic days.

Had Kosensai meeting today. The Japs are rilled up on keeping the food clean again. For a good reason too. Too many food poisoning articles in the news these days. Oh... i really do hope everything will be ok. Hatching a plan for a meeting sometime this week. :D

Oh..... and im happy to announce Korean trip this winter. :DDDDDDDD Drools..... for many many reasons. Korean food, a white Christmas, Korean men, shopping, sightseeing and the best part of all, doing it with great company. :D Oooooo.... and i must must tell you of Jang Geun Suk. I absolutely adore him. Haha.... no la. Kidding only, but close >.<

This is totally random, but i found out when in Tokyo that Snoopy Town in Harajuku has been shut down!!! How come? Why? I thought lots of ppl shopped there? Where am i going to go when i want to get a Snoopy fix? USJ? Whines....... doesn`t everyone love Snoopy? Poor Snoopy...

Lets talk bout GG. I`ve been reading comments and im wondering why everyone is supporting B and bashing S. Really, both of them have done their share of bad deeds. Can`t wait for next ep. Wanna see the claws out and hopefully B getting together with Chuck in the future. :D

Okies, enough of games. Ciao. Im going to hit the books. Till next time.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hi eberione. Selamat Hari Raya!!! Today is d first day of Hari Raya. :DDD If I were to be in Malaysia today, by now my stomach will be full wif Rendang and what nots. But noooo...... im not in Malaysia. :((( Im in Japan and today`s the first day of d 2nd sem. So instead of Raya visiting, i had classes. >.< Its interesting how circumstances dictate how you live your day huh.

No worries however cos cute Mister Afiq send over some Raya cookies and cake for MayChing and me to share. :DDDDDDD Big shout out to Afiq. Thank you berry berry much!!!! I lap U :D and i think you look cuter wif ur new haircut. Muahahaha....

So no more Raya and back to sch blues everyone, count our small blessings and be haphaphappy!!!! :P