Friday, December 10, 2010


Hello Blog, it's been awhile :)

I'm kinda missing home now. Just saw mom's pictures on my cousin's photo album on FB. Made me realize how much I miss mom and dad. Can't wait to go back next year~ hoho.. Thank God it's already December. Only few months more before I go back. I miss my dogs too.. I miss playing with them. I miss hugging and smelling them although they're not really the cleanest dogs around. I don't really give a hoot. Basically I miss home, I miss Sabah.

Anyway, that's all for now. Just felt like blogging it out. Ciao.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

16 September 1963

In accordance with Malaysia Day, I cannot help it but to post this very important piece of history of the terms or conditions that had been proposed by North Borneo for its incorporation to the new federation (Malaysian federation). It is the 20-point agreement, which seems to have been forgotten or ignored over time. Just a little something for us to ponder about and I think it is essential that every Sabahan should acknowledge it.

20-Point Agreement Between Sabah and Malaya

Point 1: Religion

While there was no objection to Islam being the national religion of Malaysia there should be no State religion in North Borneo, and the provisions relating to Islam in the present Constitution of Malaya should not apply to North Borneo

Point 2: Language

  • a. Malay should be the national language of the Federation
  • b. English should continue to be used for a period of 10 years after Malaysia Day
  • c. English should be an official language of North Borneo for all purposes, State or Federal, without limitation of time.

Point 3: Constitution

Whilst accepting that the present Constitution of the Federation of Malaya should form the basis of the Constitution of Malaysia, the Constitution of Malaysia should be a completely new document drafted and agreed in the light of a free association of states and should not be a series of amendments to a Constitution drafted and agreed by different states in totally different circumstances. A new Constitution for North Borneo (Sabah) was of course essential.

Point 4: Head of Federation

The Head of State in North Borneo should not be eligible for election as Head of the Federation

Point 5: Name of Federation

“Malaysia” but not “Melayu Raya”

Point 6: Immigration

Control over immigration into any part of Malaysia from outside should rest with the Central Government but entry into North Borneo should also require the approval of the State Government. The Federal Government should not be able to veto the entry of persons into North Borneo for State Government purposes except on strictly security grounds. North Borneo should have unfettered control over the movements of persons other than those in Federal Government employ from other parts of Malaysia into North Borneo.

Point 7: Right of Secession

There should be no right to secede from the Federation.

Point 8: Borneanisation

Borneanisation of the public service should proceed as quickly as possible.

Point 9: British Officers

Every effort should be made to encourage British Officers to remain in the public service until their places can be taken by suitably qualified people from North Borneo.

Point 10: Citizenship

The recommendation in paragraph 148(k) of the Report of the Cobbold Commission should govern the citizenship rights in the Federation of North Borneo subject to the following amendments:

  • a) sub-paragraph (i) should not contain the proviso as to five years residence
  • b) in order to tie up with our law, sub-paragraph (ii)(a) should read “7 out of 10 years” instead of “8 out of 10 years”
  • c) sub-paragraph (iii) should not contain any restriction tied to the citizenship of parents – a person born in North Borneo after Malaysia must be federal citizen.

Point 11: Tariffs and Finance

North Borneo should retain control of its own finance, development and tariff, and should have the right to work up its own taxation and to raise loans on its own credit.

Point 12: Special position of indigenous races

In principle the indigenous races of North Borneo should enjoy special rights analogous to those enjoyed by Malays in Malaya, but the present Malaya formula in this regard is not necessarily applicable in North Borneo.

Point 13: State Government

  • a) the Chief Minister should be elected by unofficial members of Legislative Council
  • b) There should be a proper Ministerial system in North Borneo.

Point 14: Transitional period

This should be seven years and during such period legislative power must be left with the State of North Borneo by the Constitution and not be merely delegated to the State Government by the Federal Government.

Point 15: Education

The existing educational system of North Borneo should be maintained and for this reason it should be under state control.

Point 16: Constitutional safeguards

No amendment modification or withdrawal of any special safeguard granted to North Borneo should be made by the Central Government without the positive concurrence of the Government of the State of North Borneo

The power of amending the Constitution of the State of North Borneo should belong exclusively to the people in the state.

(Note: The United Party, The Democratic Party and the Pasok Momogun Party considered that a three-fourth majority would be required in order to effect any amendment to the Federal and State Constitutions whereas the UNKO and USNO considered a two-thirds majority would be sufficient.)

Point 17: Representation in Federal Parliament

This should take account not only of the population of North Borneo but also of its size and potentialities and in any case should not be less than that of Singapore.

Point 18: Name of Head of State

Yang di-Pertua Negara.

Point 19: Name of State


Point 20: Land, Forests, Local Government, etc.

The provisions in the Constitution of the Federation in respect of the powers of the National Land Council should not apply in North Borneo. Likewise, the National Council for Local Government should not apply in North Borneo.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

OK This Is It!

I can so feel it! Damn, it doesn't feel good. Will exercise starting from this week! Thank you very much. Shit, you'd better see this through Joy or forever fat you shall be. Let's just start with a minimum of 2 weeks, shall we? Oh boy.. here we go. God help me. lol.

*Fingers crossed*

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Earth to Family, Friends and Strangers~

Please vote for our videoooo!! Just go to that link and click "undi" under the video.. it will ask you to log into facebook once you click it. Those who have voted, THANKS A LOT! merci beaucoup! kotohuadan! those who haven't voted, please do vote~~ you'd be doing us a BIG favour :D


Peace! Let's see how far this will lead us to.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Me and My Dreams...

Couple of days ago the Grim Reaper came into my dream. The dream goes something like this..

Both of us are in the dining room of my house in KK. I don't remember why but the Grim Reaper opens the sliding door which leads to the back corridor and goes out.. I of course tail it.. (who wouldn't?? You don't get to see the Grim Reaper all the time right??). It's raining outside.. and there's a small house(really small, u know like a guard house) where my Rambutan tree is planted at in real life. Anyway, when I'm already out at the back corridor, the Grim Reaper has already gone into that small house. I can see him there standing behind the window with his mildly flaming glowing eyes either staring back at me or at the house. I'm not sure.
It tickles me to see that there's a Grim Reaper behind the window as if taking shelter from the rain. I don't know what's wrong with me but I find that picture kinda hilarious. It's THE GRIM REAPER! Grim Reaper doesn't take shelters from rain! Maybe the rain is putting off the flame in its eyes, I tell myself. Which makes me giggles. So I go back into the house and find Danny there. I run up to him while giggling and tell him of the Grim Reaper's whereabout and of my funny thought. Basically I'm making fun of it.
While I'm joyfully making fun of it, suddenly there's a burning sensation starting from my forefinger and in my mind I'm like "oh gosh, he's behind me isn't he?", and I turn back and true to my thought, it is there behind me by the sliding door. But this time its eyes are flaming with fire and I quickly apologized, and the burning sensation is gone. I hurriedly rush Danny to the door to leave the house.. and making fun of the situation yet again while I am at it. Deservingly enough for me who doesn't seem to have had it, the Grim Reaper is at me again.. this time with more intense burning sensation on my right hand and it approaches me closer and closer.. until he finally gets me by the door right after Danny leaves. My right hand is within its grasp.. I don't see him grasping me but it feels like it's on fire. I apologized to it profusely and keep on begging it to stop. It doesn't seem to wanna stop so I start praying instead..

...and that was when I woke up from that dream and found myself frozen. I couldn't move. Tried calling for Lionel but I wasn't able to. So I just stayed quite and kept calm and tried to get back to sleep.. because I knew it wouldn't be long as I've experienced it few times before. It's always like that whenever I have weird and bad dreams. This dream wasn't scary at all for me though. More like a casual dream.... well maybe just a tiny bit more than casual.

For a more latest update, I received a free Google T-shirt for participating in "Google Day at MMU". Weehee.. I participated mainly for the T-shirt by the way. They only required me to make a voice recording of reading 500 Malay words or sentence. Some words were just obscene and funny like "perempuan baju ketat" and "(some actress's name) tidak pakai bra". I was trying hard not to laugh the whole time.. especially when there were these two chinese people reading in all seriousness when suddenly you heard either of them read something obscene in BM which I didn't think they understand. Anyway, it's just some project by Google to collect voice samples from native Malay speakers. Here read this, it's clearer:

Google Day at MMU

Over the course of 3 days next month, Google will be in MMU to host a Google Day consisting of seminars in conjunction with their ‘Word of Mouth’ project. The event which runs from the 14th to 16th of July will be all day events organised jointly by FCM and the Google Speech DataOps team. During these 3 days, the Google team together with a network of students and volunteers from MMU will collect voice samples of local dialects for speech recognition research. There will also be free lectures and Q&A sessions given by Googlers on topics such as maps API, open source, leveraging social networks and developing communities. The aim of the ‘Word of Mouth’ project is to collect voice samples from 500+ native Malay speakers. Participants need only read 500 Malay prompts which will be displayed on an Android phone and each session should last not more than 30-40 minutes. In return for participation, those who complete the session will be given a special Google t-shirt as a sign of appreciation.

and here's the t-shirt! Sorry I was too lazy to take it out from the plastic.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nenek Dusun

Last night I dreamt of our late grandmother or also known as Nenek Dusun or Nenek Kadai. ahaha.. anyway, I could only remember bits of the dream only. But it started off with me bringing my friends to meet her. She was sitting on a chair.. the background was sorta blurred. So I didn't know where we were exactly. The weird thing is, I brought my semenanjung friends instead of the KK friends to meet her. haha. After that, it was just me and her. We were talking and talking though I don't quite remember what was it that we were talking about, but I was so absorbed in the conversation with her. All I remember is how she talked about Kongkong and the rest of the family.. but I remembered she talked a lot about Kongkong... she even mentioned his birthday which was, well at least in that dream of course, 18th May 19?? haha. Yeah, I know that's not Kongkong's real birthday. It was a dream after all. haha. But one thing I remember the most is when in the end she said she missed all of us. That just made me cry when I woke up later on.

When we were chit-chatting away, I noticed how young and glowy she looked. And she spoke fluent english! hahaha. She was just so cool. The way she talks.. the way she brings herself.. all coolness. I like how she was so so so calm and relax.. well that's how Nenek has always been for me as far as I remember. I asked her a heck lot of questions about her and Kongkong.. but I can't recall what were the questions. But I do know that I was fully aware that it was just a dream and how glad I was to see her again. And I didn't wanna miss the chance to talk to her. I've always wished how I was much older and hadn't taken her for granted when she was still alive because I wanna hear her stories and have a lot to ask now that I have a fully developed brain.

And then here comes the small bits of the dream that came and went by fleetingly when we were yapping away. Like a video clip, these are scenes or sometimes snaps of things that came in transitions.. one fading away into another. First it was Kongkong's birthday... when Nenek was talking about it, a print of his birthday typed on an old and rusty paper appeared.. it was only for a short while and back to Nenek and I. Then when she was talking about the family(in Ranau), came in this scene of Aping and Kelek doing a dance in the water.. they looked so beautifully funny. They wore a long flowy top, almost like a top dress.. and long white tights. Their friends were in it as well. All looking like pretty angels or fairies dancing in the water only that they're boys. They were all glowing with the added effects of the flowy top and the all-white attire~ In the dream, I viewed them from the bottom of what seemed to me like an ocean or some kind of a pool, as they were swimming and dancing away to the surface. But being them, all that was meant to be a joke to entertain Nenek. It was damn funny. I liked it when they stop, pose, twirl and swim away whenever they come infront of me.

I never realized how much I've missed Nenek until I had this dream. After waking up, I teared a little when I think of the dream. First thing I did was to text my dad about it. And being my dad, he replied a simple "ok". That's my dad. I know he misses her too.

Till my next dream.. Au revoir et bonne soirée!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hard but Possible...

Joy. Joy, Joy... just suck it up, be strong and responsible. Don't be such a baby.

You'll pull through, don't worry.

"You reap what you sow"

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Indeed I am. In one short duration of time, I've had Nesco(yes, Nesco) spillt on my notes and water spilt on the floor. I'm wondering how many more other similar occurence is installed for me for today's agenda. haha. We'll just have to wait and see.

On another unrelated incident, I have finally discovered who is the culprit of that recent stench at my doorstep. And it is because of this:

Yes, a cat pooped near my shoes. I wasn't aware of it all this while because it was initially hidden in between my shoes until I finally saw it just now on the way back from the toilet. I think I know which cat did this, I've seen it slept on my shoes for a few times before and I let it because it looked so cute. And now it's betrayed me, the next time I see the cat I'm gonna give it a tight slap.

Gotta go, been holding my poo for this entry. The sensation is becoming unbearable. See you!

Signing off,
Ms. Poopoo

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Too Early Maybe?

Lately it seems that everything is going so fast. I feel like taking a step back from all of it. The Earth really does spin faster than usual; it feels like time is flying by so fast and it's becoming a struggle just to catch up. I wish I had that very high pitched voice just like in the movies where the girl in distress would scream her lungs out. I tried, but only got myself disgusted by how manly my scream sounded like. So I like to just cry it out before I sleep, it really helps me to sleep peacefully after that but would end up with swollen eyes and most of the time very emotional the next day.

Oh heck, I need to get a hold of myself. So emo man. I think it's the assignments. No progress, no idea how to start. No one is sharing. Haha.
That's all for now blog. Too much going on in my head and heart. Gotta stop all this over-thinking and feeling. Not good.

Signing off,

Friday, February 26, 2010




Sunday, January 31, 2010


So recently I joined President Council Binding Camp organized by SRC(Student Representative Council) in Besut, Terengganu. It was something like a leadership camp for all the presidents or vice presidents from all clubs and societies in MMU which I had no idea of until I got to the camp. I thought it was just a casual camping trip and since I had never been to Terengganu, I instantly jumped at the chance. But oh boy was I wrong. It turned out to be more like a National Service camp only less strict. haha. It took us 11 hours to reach Terengganu.. 11 freaking hours. That's almost like half a day. We left MMU at 7pm and reached Terengganu at 6am. phew.. anyway, we stayed there for 4 days. It felt like torture the 1st day itself.. but after some argues between the fellow "young leaders" which are us and BTN(Biro Tatanegara. They sponsored that camp), changes were made and the camp finally turned into something fun and interesting. As for myself, I was very much contented with the camp as I met many new people(almost half of the people in the camp I never knew before) and it's a good thing I got the chance to know them as they are the presidents or VP's from clubs in MMU. It's important to have connections *wink wink*. I left Terengganu with more new friends and bad sunburn. Many people agreed that I took the toll of the sun the most. huhu. Oh yea, another short story during the last day before I end this entry. Anyway, during the last day, I realized that I had left my purse back in the camp and when we were already on the way back to Cyberjaya. Luckily we were just about 15-20mins away from the camp, but I have to admit 15-20mins is actually a long time for most of the people who couldn't wait to go back. So the bus had to make a U-turn and go back to the camp. You cannot imagine how embarrassed and guilty I felt at that time. I could feel all eyes were on me, attacking me with their stares. Sorry people. haha. But they were cool, I was teased at after that incident. I've gots to stop being careless. *sigh*. Oh and the reason I forgot my purse is because I had hidden it in the room cupboard all the while during the camp because I was too lazy to bring it out of the room and in the end I had forgotten that I hid my purse there. pandai kan. haha.

okie..that's all.

Unrelated note(for myself): Please God help me out of this situation. It's kinda tearing me inside. *big sigh*. I feel like a total hypocrite. I can't stand it. I wish everything would be back to normal or this thing would turn into something normal and all of us can get back to our own lives like nothing happened. sigh sigh sigh.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It's just not right for everything is just wrong. *sigh*
Guilt is eating me inside out.

Don't bother this entry friends. It's just something personal for me to let out a bit.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Maliau Basin Pictures

Alright Bloggie. I have already gotten the pictures from one of the cameras! Sharing-is-caring time! Enjoy the pictures yea~

A Tembadau skull

Upon reaching our hostel

The "Food Hut"

Very bright night sky.

January babies

The waterfalls that would be conquered in the future

Our ride for the "Night Safari"

Pair of eagles in sight

The "strangled" tree. huahua


Breakfast of "nasi lalap" and ghost stories

On the way to the jungle!

The "Old Man of The Jungle" tree

Huge tree roots!

I forgot what it is called. But it's a nest. termite nest? Damn I don't remember.

"Busut". Termite nest too if I remember correctly. Only different type of termite.

Fallen tree


I just can't get enough of the big trees there. They are amazingly huge~

Virgin forest

A cicada skin

Tree House

The Skybridge. Not for the faint of heart.

And highlight of that day: introducing... MOMMY!

"misti lah sia pndai branang. Sia anak sungai bah!"

Very happy ah mommy.. hahah.