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I believe not everyone understands what respect means; some probably don't even have this word in their vocabulary list. How sad.

I'm probably going to risk sounding like I profess dictatorship but everyone deserves respect, so one must give if one wants to take (and trust me honey, you need some in life). I'm a stickler for reciprocity, because one way relationships are doomed for the abyss anyway, so I'm saying this with the best of interests in mind.
I've been crossed many, many, many times before, and the underlying reason for most of them is that there was a lack of respect (and in some sense, honour) in the situation.

I don't remember if I've ever mentioned on this blog before (and I'm a little to lazy to check back anyway) but I really really do not like blatant shows of emotion, not at the cashier, not at the counter, not at the park, not in the car, not ever.

What I mean by blatant might be a little bit slippery, but whatever it is, all I ask in the name of respect is to keep your voice calm, to just remain cordial, genial, keep all frustrations aside and do not throw the blame at others so easily.
Is that so much to ask? (Why does this sound like a rhetorical)

Today, an old man who was some random stranger made me think about the mutual lack of respect we have for each other (how ironic, the 'mutual lack') In this case, it wasn't mutual, because I wasn't the one being disrespectful, since he being an old man, I had to be extra respectful merely due to age. Boy, was I wasting such politeness on him.
In no way is this old man some wise, well-mannered, dignified old man. OOOOOHHH NO.
He was in every way, the impolite Malaysian known as the impolite idiot in my books. He sure bloody was.
I'm not going to go in specifics, I have vented more anger in words than appropriate, but all I'm going to say is that, some people simply have no respect nor show ANY consideration towards others, as if this whole world revolved around you and you control everything because you take everyone as if they were your footstool, simply because you deem yourself old and hence you should be treated as such.
This kind of crappy attitude should be made punishable by law, but that's just too idealistic.

I am idealistic, and combine with my autocratic tendencies, I'm all set to be a dictator. Unless of course, everyone was well-mannered enough, then I would happily remain civil.

But of course, I'm ranting. I don't actually want to be a dictator, I don't want to be telling you what to do, I have no right to control your life anyway since it's yours (and His), but for God's sake please remember that our actions have bearings on our and other people's lives too.

Rant, I did.
I'm done with college life! The finals are so OVER!

Which brings to light the fact that after this, university is what's next.
It's not gonna be any easier than all these past years of education, so let's just hope for the best wherever the future brings me to.

I'm still undecided about which university I want to enrol in yet, there's also a chance I might not get the last say as to where I enter eventually, so everything still stands in uncertainty as of now.
This is so not good but whatever, I can't do much now, haha.

To my dear friend Aliah Big Kid, I am so very the super very very the sorry so very the much about this belated birthday wish but...
Dear Big Kid, HAPPY 19th BIRTHDAY!!!!!
May you breeze through this semester and the next because for what it's worth, you MUST be the engineer I want you to be, muahahhahahahha!
*what a twisted birthday wish*
Malaysians are an abrasive lot. It's even sadder to know that the genial minority of Malaysians is inadvertently categorised under this very unfortunate label. What a bitch.

There are things you earnestly detest, and then there are some you can tolerate.

And in no way am I tolerating the impolite idiot also known as the 1 out of 10 Malaysian. This is a very scarce estimate, I believe.

Oh well, they might not know any other way to behave. Or speak. Or think.
I believe in plainly living your own life, but don't be a prima donna because this world isn't owned by any one person, and especially not the impolite idiot known as the 1 out of 10 Malaysian.
Barack Obama!
Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America(Photo 'courtesy' of barackobama.net)

Congratulations and may he lead America not to the wayside but instead to bring about the change that everyone who voted for him believes in. (Well, not me in particular but you know, it helps to see things change for the better in a foreign perspective.)

We'll see what the next 4 years bring about. *fingers crossed*

Tomorrow, I will be sitting for my TEE English as an Additional Language paper.
What does this paper entail?

A lot of rushing, plenty of scribbling which is supposed to be passed of as legitimate handwriting, much contorted expressions (since there is a listening section to the exam) when foreign, unintelligible accents(hopefully not, though) are heard, and of course, a reading text.

But it's all for the greater good.
Instructions: Never see the questions before you arrange the names.

1. Sara Kang
2. Lim Li Vern
3. Raveen
4. Adeline
5. Naveen

1. How did you meet 1. Sara Kang?
We met when we were in primary school, we were pretty obscure to each other then but now it's a whole different story (baybeh!)

2. On a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate your friendship with 1. Sara Kang ?
I give it a 9. She's one of the nicest and sweetest persons around.

3. How long you have known 4. Adeline?
Since secondary school. I have not turned back ever since. (LOL)

4. How do you know number 3. Raveen?
I met him in primary school but like 1. Sara Kang, we were pretty obscure to each other. I just knew he was a smart ass and I guess I thought that to be a little alien at first. Haha.

5. Where's 5. Naveen?
Studying his butt off at CUCMS to become a doctor. (Right or not, Naveen?:P)

6. A fact about number 1. Sara Kang.
She forgets she's mad with someone pretty quickly, and I think that's really cool :)

7. Who is 4. Adeline going out with?
She is 'going out' with a guy (thank God for that) whose name I shall not speak of. (the '...' because she's not ACTUALLY going out with him)

8. What does 1. Sara Kang do for a living?
She is studying like me and possibly one day go right to the top of her own company. (I have dreams for her -_-")

9. Would you live with number 3. Raveen?
Sure. If the neighbours don't mind a lot of noise. We bicker with each other pretty often.

10. What do you like about number 2. Li Vern?
Li Vern is a very friendly and warm person who makes you feel welcome every time.

11. Do you miss number 5. Naveen?
I guess so (only via MSN do I miss him :P). He's one of the more interesting persons to talk to online. Like he mentioned on his blog, I have yet to meet him in person.

12. Would you make out with number 4. Adeline?
I would, but if I ever did, I think it would be our very dirty little secret.

13. What's your opinion on number 2. Li Vern?
She is outgoing. Period.

14. What's your favourite memory with number 5. Naveen?
Since all of the memories are from conversations online, I guess all the time when I told him my interesting stories [I'm waiting for yours] ;-)

15. What will you do if number 1. Sara Kang and 2. Li Vern were going out?
It would mean the clash of two "nice beings". The world would shine with their niceness albeit lesbian.

16. Ever had a long conversation with 5. Naveen?
Why, of course. It's hard typing though through Messenger but very fun, we have to meet up dude!

17. Have you ever slept at 2. Li Vern's house?
No, but would love to.

18. Do you hang out with 3. Raveen a lot?
Once upon a time, a LOT. Then he flew to England.

19. Who have you known the longest?
It's a tie between 1. Sara Kang and 3. Raveen.

20. What will happen if number 1. Sara Kang and 5. Naveen have a relationship?
I will laugh. And laugh. And laugh. And ask them "How's it going?" :D

21. How often do you talk to 1. Sara Kang?
Every week perhaps, at least through SMS-es.

22. What about 2. Li Vern??
Almost everyday, since I'm here in the hostel pretty often.

23. Have you ever thought of 3. Raveen more than a friend?
*gasps* Jokingly back in Form 5, since we bickered a lot, OTHER people thought we were. But for me, no.

24. Would you go on a date with number 5. Naveen?
I don't think so. If he takes me out for a drink, is that a date? Don't think so right. (hint hint Naveen. You can pay for the drinks when we do meet :P)

25. Do you dream about number 2. Li Vern?
As in like, does she appear in my dreams? Well, since my dreams are random occurrences anyway, I guess it's a yes.

26. What did no.4 Adeline did to you that you can never forget?
Her wild crushes and the stories she tells me. I don't think it's easily forgettable.

27. What have you done for/to 1. Sara Kang that the person never forgets?
I don't know. Being me and telling MY "XXX" stories perhaps would be pretty unforgettable haha.

28. What's 3's (Raveen) hobby?
Pretending to be gay, I don't know. Being a physics genius also. I think.

29. Tag more people.

Me final exams is startin' this week (tomorrow, in fact). Me sanity is in the dumps, fellas.

On an unrelated note, whoever wins the US elections tomorrow, I bid him all the best in keeping his promises to the citizens of the USA, and inadvertently, to the rest of the world.
Either way, this election will be a first of sorts.

If Barack wins, he'll be the first African-American President of the United States.
If McCain wins, he'll be the oldest American to take office.


Honestly, I did not keep up with the days running to the election and what Republican or Democrat candidate stands up for exactly if they do become the next president.

They have one helluva mess to fix after either wins, looking at the US now. Capitalism might not look so good to the world at the moment.