Introvert


I'm and I, not an E. Yes, if you didn't know what I was talking about I'm talking about extraversion - I for Introvert and E for Extrovert. I'm very intrigued with personality tests because I like to know more about human behavior. Which is also why, I find Criminal Minds sooooooo interesting. A lot of my friends thought that I'm pursuing Psychology but nope, I'm not. I did, however, said and thought before that I to have something to do with Criminology (totally inspired by Criminal Minds, yo) when I was back in form 4. But after that, I changed my mind la, duh. 

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It's difficult to "be myself" especially when I'm around with people that I don't know. Probably because I care too much of what people think about me. Probably because I want to protect my own image. Probably because I'm just fearful.


"Shyness is about fear of social judgment" - Susan Cain


So crap, I'm both shy and introverted?!

Sometimes, I feel like withdrawing from the world because I don't think people understand. I feel like I'm being misunderstood so many times that I just want to cut off from this world and stay comfortable in my own shell and I like it this way. I do have friends who think I should "cheer up" when I'm all feeling is being drained out because of a long day in college and after I recuperate, I'm okay! 

I like to be alone but doesn't mean I totally hate social interactions. I like to hang out with friends but let's just say if it's a back-to-back event, I think I'll just choose one and I don't mind staying home the rest of the time. I could spend days at home, doing things alone but I know my friends could never do that, they'll die. LOL. Extroverts. Haha. My advantage, cause I don't have to spend a single cent when I stay at home XD

People need to start to understand how others respond to stimuli, introverts and extroverts a like. When we have the understanding, we changed our expectations towards them, then there's less complication and we become more empathetic. 



Watch this. : )

She's speaking from the Western-culture background but still quite relevant.
"Stop the madness for constant groupwork. Just.. stop it" 

OMG, YES! As much as I enjoy the fruits of working in groups (the aftermath of working together), the process of working with other people just eats me up sometimes because I'm so frustrated - I'm overpowered by the majority and I refuse to speak up. -_-; Okay, partly I know it's my fault for not speaking up but I'm learning. 


Video of the Week: When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars) - Sam Tsui Cover


OMG the still for the video is horrible :/

Ain't nobody can sing like Bruno Mars, but for Sam Tsui here's a LOVE <3 for him! 


New iPod Nano 7th Gen 16GB For Sale

Edit: Item sold!

Quick post! I have a iPod Nano 7th Gen 16GB for sale.

Details:

Item: iPod Nano 7th Gen 16GB (blue color)
Package: Everything inside box
Price: Asking for RM465 - leave me your offer if you want to negotiate - (RRP: 529)
Warranty: From Apple
Dealing method: COD (come meet me! LOOOL) or Poslaju
Location of seller: Cheras, KL
Contact: Please contact me via email or leave a comment here if you are interested in buying from me :D
Age of item: Completely new, item sealed in box
Item condition: ABSOLUTELY NEW!
Picture:






Video of the Week: Arsenal 1 - 0 Blackburn Rovers


This has got to be the video of the week because Arsenal lost (AT HOME!) to Blackburn Rovers and crashed out of the FA Cup. 

I'm a Gunner fan but sadly the Gunners have no more balls to load the cannon anymore and this season's performance is utterly tragic despite them still "trying" to get the "oh-so-prestigious" Champions League spot. Yaya, sure. Trophies are not everything but there is not passion or desire to win at all. Blame the board, blame the owner, blame Wenger and blame the players. All have to take part of the blame for Arsenal's horrible performance this season. Too inconsistent. 

I can imagine if I were at England, I'll probably go watch games at Emirates if I can afford it. And tickets are not cheap. The Emirates stadium has been constantly filled with fans but I guess the numbers should be decreasing soon. Why pay so much to watch your favourite team play half-heartedly? Memang padan muka if Arsenal goes down the drain. Better if less people watch the games, less people purchase any jersey and make sure there's less money for them. See if they are going to finally stop taking advantage of the loyal fans.


 

Fatty New Year


HOWDY! How's your Chinese New Year peeps? Got fatter yet?

I realized that a lot of people have been baking/frying their own Chinese New Year cookies or delicacies this year. My mum included. I contributed in rolling some popiah + chicken floss and peeling off the crabsticks. LUL. Others mostly done by mum's effort. 

I just finished my assignment which took me forever to finish it because I was slowly adding points and stuffs. Partly cause I was kinda procrastinating also. :1 Reading about politics and historical facts kills me. T_T While it is quite interesting to read it like some sort of biography, it sucks to write an assignment about it. Urgh. 

Nothing really special about this CNY. This CNY has and will be about foooooodddd, shandy and family and friends. One thing I hate about CNY is that you have to put on a mask when you meet your distant relatives.. Everyone turns to a hypocrite. It's like "I hate you but I have to put on that fake smile" kind of situation. Eww. As you grow older, you don't really look forward to CNY just because of angpows anymore. 

Oh yeah, how's Valentine's? This year's Valentines seems to be quite downplayed or not much of a hoo-haa really, except for yesterday. All the lovey dovey pictures pop up :P

And, just realized.. so many people that my family directly or indirectly knows had passed away last July and August. Life.. who would have thought? 

Sorry, random thoughts. Now back to enjoying the last day of holiday and start my next assignment. I am lifeless. >_> 


Where Should You Use Your Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia (BB1M) ?

HELLO EVERYONE! This is the blogpost for BB1M 2013. For BB1M 2014 guides, please refer to the 2014 version (CLICK HERE)

LATEST UPDATE: (1/3/13) - Borders Malaysia
PREVIOUS UPDATE: (26/2/13) - Times Bookstore & MPH Bookstores
PREVIOUS UPDATE: (20/2/13) - Big Bad Wolf Books & BookXcess

University students, rejoice! If you haven't known yet, back in September 2012, the budget for 2013 was announced by our Prime Minister. Based on the budget, university students would be given Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia (BB1M) worth RM250 courtesy of the government.

I noticed that bookstores in Malaysia are making promotions for students to spend their vouchers in their outlets and I'm really spoilt for choice. I felt like I'm being seduced to make a decision on where to spend the vouchers. Which to choose?! My friend suggested a brilliant idea - compile the promotions and blog about it. So, here's the list of promotions by the various bookstores in Malaysia that are offering promotion for the BB1M voucher.


1) Borders Malaysia



Fine print on the poster: Valid Malaysian IC must be presented together with the voucher. Not applicable for purchase of magazine and Non Book. Not exchangeable for cash. Must be used in full and any unused amount will not be refunded. Other terms and condition may apply. Terms & Conditions as set by Ministry of Education are applicable.

Goodies:
1. Spend RM250, GET: Borders discount vouchers, radio shack batteries, Chatime beverage, BCard + voucher booklet, Starbucks beverage, Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
2. Spend RM150, GET: Borders discount vouchers, BCard + Voucher booklet + Starbucks beverage

Comment: Based on my experience, BCard + Voucher booklet is not really worth it although they claim it is worth RM300. Most of the vouchers are the kind you don't always use. The deal is quite enticing because of the Starbucks beverage, Krispy Kreme and Chatime. Other than that, not much a good deal for myself.

UPDATE (1/3/13): 



Comment: BORDERS up their game again as they throw in a contest!

Prize up for grabs include: 
1. Monster iSport Immersion Athlete's Headphone worth RM820
2. Auvio Foldable Headphone worth RM99.90
3. Gigaware USB Stereo Headset worth RM89.90
4. Gigaware USB Notebook Speaker worth RM79.90
5. RadioShack 25-Piece Mini Toolset worth RM56.90

Check here to see how to join the contest. 



2) MPH Bookstores


Source: MPH CLICK

Goodies:
1. Spend RM150 - get RM5 MPH book voucher
2. Spend RM250 - get RM10 MPH book voucher
3. Snap a photo of your happiest moment using BB1M at MPH bookstores and stand a chance to win exciting weekly prizes like iRiver Story HD x10 and MPH RM50 book voucher x50 and even HP/Canon printer x2 on bonus weeks.

For more contest details and mechanics, please refer to MPH CLICK

Comment: Not a very attractive deal with MPH. However, the amount of weekly prizes is quite a deal to be made and the contest is not based on lucky draw, higher chance for those who are good in contest.


Source: MPH Click


UPDATE (26/2/2013): MPH CLICK just up their game. They threw in more prizes for their contest. Here's the updated list of goodies:

Main Prize: 1 Pair of Air Ticket to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific
Weekly 1st Prize: Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini 
Weekly 2nd Prize: 10 x iRiver Story HD
Weekly 3rd Prize: 50 x MPH Book Voucher
Bonus Weeks: 2 x HP/Canon Printer


3)  Popular Book Co 




Goodies: click---> (WIN MACBOOK PRO!)
1. Spend RM250 BB1M voucher, GET RM50 gift voucher + 1 year Popular card
2. Spend RM150 BB1M voucher, GET RM10 gift voucher + 1 year Popular card
3. Spend a minimum of RM150 BB1M voucher and stand a chance to win monthly prizes like Samsung Galaxy Note II x1, Samsung Galaxy SIII x1 and iPad with Retina Display 16GB x3
4. Spend all RM250 BB1M voucher and stand a chance to win the grand prize: Apple Macbook Pro 15-inch: 2.3 GHz with Retina Display, Apple iPhone5 32GB 

Setback: You must spend 80% of your BB1M voucher on books. 

Comment: I'd say this is one of the best deals available. The contest prizes are really attractive - however, very limited and the contest is based on lucky draw. What are the chances? :/ But if you never try, never know!


4) Big Bad Wolf Books



Comment: So, Big Bad Wolf Books already made an announcement that BB1M vouchers can be used in the Big Bad Wolf Aftermath Sale from 28th February. We know that books are really very, very, very cheap when you get it from BBW. Based on the BBW Books sales in December, the price of books is really irresistible. I'm just waiting to see if BBW is going to throw some mind-blowing promotion or contest for us.

UPDATE (20/2/2013): BBW just threw in a really gooood deal!



Comment: SO MANY GADGETS TO BE WON! I THINK I'M JUST GONNA SPEND IT WITH BBW or BookXcess :D CHEAP BOOKS AND CHANCE FOR GADGETS :O :O :O!


5) Times Bookstore 

UPDATE: 26/2/2013:



Goodies:
1. Instant rebate: 10% off on books and stationery. Terms and condition applies.

Comment: I'd rather spend elsewhere seriously. Lol.


6) BookXcess

Goodies: 
1. Spend all RM250 BB1M vouchers, GET free BookXcess membership and RM20 BookXcess voucher

Pending is Times and BookXcess. I found out that both the mentioned bookstores are accepting the BB1M vouchers but have not revealed any promotions to seduce me yet. Let's just see if they are offering any soon.

UPDATE (20/2/2013): BookXcess is offering something very awesome! :D Refer to the poster under Big Bad Wolf Books.


7) Kinokuniya


Goodies:
1. Spend RM200 with BB1M voucher, get RM20 rebate voucher
2. Spend RM250 with BB1M voucher, get RM20 rebate voucher + Kinokuniya Limited Edition Journal

Comment:
Seriously, Kinokuniya? I think you can do better than that : ) 




*Keep checking for more updates.


Video of the Week: Paperman Disney Animated Short Film


Love this video! I don't know why either. It's not like the storyline is awesome or what but has got Disney's magical touch somehow. And there's no dialogue at all! Loved the music. And the drawings look rather familiar. Especially the guy character. But I can't seem to remember from which cartoon :(




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