Monday, February 27, 2017

Salah Satu Misteri Kehidupan Peribadi Terungkai

Tajuk bukan main sensasi bagai padahal bukan apa sangat pun. Begitulah cara nak dapatkan views zaman sekarang ni dik. Biar content hampeh asalkan tajuk biar bom kebabom bagi orang klik! lol. Sebenarnya memang betul pun sepanjang aku hidup dimuka bumi ni ada beberapa misteri yang belum terungkai sampai sekarang.  

Salah satunya ialah apa kebenda benda yang macam ulat lutsinar yang kadang-kadang tetiba muncul dekat mata aku? Kadang-kadang banyak pulak tu. Selain macam bentuk ulat ada jugak bentuk bulat-bulat duk terapung-apung dekat mata. Bila aku nak fokus dekat benda tu, bergerak-gerak pulak dia lari hilang daripada pandangan aku. Macam ko dah kenapa?! 

Dan aku tak pernah terfikir lah nak pergi jumpa pakar mata ke ataupun teringat nak Google pasal benda ni sebab dia tak sakit pun. So no big deal kan? Cuma annoying kadang-kadang tetiba dia muncul. Lagi-lagi bila datang dalam group! Ulat ada, bulat-bulat ada 2-3. Ingat kpop band ke? Until recently secara randomnya aku ternampak satu video pasal benda ni.



KUANG AJO. Nama dia rupanya Floaters! Aku tau korang tak akan tengok pun video tu so aku terangkan lah sikit pasal Floaters ni.

Yang paling penting sekali ialah ini adalah common phenomena which is fyiuuh! Aku ingat ada ulat dekat perut masuk dalam mata ke apa. Nama saintifiknya ialah 'Muscae Volitantes' dan ia bukan lah benda hidup ataupun berasal daripada benda luar masuk ke dalam mata.

Ia wujud di dalam mata tu sendiri, lebih spesifik lagi di dalam bebola mata. Secara teknikalnya (homai dah masuk bab sains keee? zzz) 'floaters' terdiri daripada tisu, sel darah merah ataupun protein yang ada di dalam bebola mata sekaligus menghasilkan bayang-bayang dekat retina mata. Sebab tu aku macam boleh nampak benda tu terapung-apung, meliang lentuk dekat visi pandangan aku. 

Lagi satu bila aku cakap masa aku try nak fokus tengok benda, nak perati apa beeeenda tu tapi dia boleh pulak bergerak-gerak lari sebenarnya disebabkan pergerakan mata aku sendiri yang bergerak. So dia pun bergerak lah. Susahnya nak eksplain rasa macam entry ilmiah pula. Senang cerita tengok lah video tu. Siap ada gambarajah bagai lagi senang paham weh daripada dok baca-baca ni karang confuse pula. 

TL;DR

Aku bukan berhasulinasi. Fenomena ini ialah normal. Terdiri daripada sel-sel dalam badan yang terapung-apung dalam bebola mata. 

Sekarang satu misteri dah terungkai, sekarang boleh move one dengan misteri lain pula diantaranya bunyi mengilai pada waktu malam yang kedengaran dekat luar rumah masa aku kecik tu bunyi apa sebenarnya??!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Random Rants #7

Iye mata korang tak salah. Semalam aku publish Random Rants no 6 hari ni aku publish lagi Random Rants no 7 seolah-olah banyak sangat benda nak cakap kan. Peramah sangat kan? Walhal rasanya boleh combined dua-dua post ni jadi satu. But you know me. I don't do basic thing. I do the unexpected. Wah. Bukan main ko. Macam apa. Ptuih.

#1

It has been a long time since I blog any music stuff (This exclude PERFUME Special! because I don't assume their stuff as music but as LIFE!). Kali terakhir aku buat review ialah album Carly Ray Jepsen 'E.MO.TION' bulan November lepas. One of the most played albums ever in my life. You can read the this personal yet raw kinda review with me giving comments for each track. Each track! GIGIH TAK? Memang gigih.

As all you know by now, I love music. It is a part of my life. Jadi adalah normal untuk aku share dan kongsi mengenai benda ni dekat mana-mana medium yang boleh. Tapi macam biasa kalau aku ada review music mesti entry tu paling sendu dan tak mendapat sambutan langsung. Most people or specifically my readers was not into this thing. This is what I called as casual listener. But first, let me explain what is casual listener. Casual listener ialah orang suka dengar muzik tapi tak sampai ke tahap menghayati lirik ataupun rentak irama yang dihasilkan. Kalau diorang suka lagu tu, diorang akan suka. They won't be critical in judging any beats or any lyrics.   

But I refused to take this signal from them and went on and created another blog to cater or attract another type of audience who loves music just like me.'Pour Me Music' was born baby. But in reality, I made it solely because me. Sekarang blog tu mati begitu saja. lol. (TIPIKAL WZ). 

Aku paling sakit hati sekali kalau baca majalah ataupun surat khabar kalau ada segmen review album ke apa. Kebanyakannya intipati review berkisar album tu genre apa, ada berapa jumlah lagu, letak statistik carta sikit. Macam ni tengok Wikipedia ke dik? Review ke sipnopsis. But honestly dekat Malaysia muzik bukan satu benda yang tinggi permintaannya. Senang cerita rakyat Malaysia suka menyanyi lagu (kalau tak mana ada segmen karaoke lepas kenduri kahwin), tetapi mereka tak akan beli lagu-lagu tersebut. Sebab tu aku macam cringe gila masa kalau tengok MV lagu tempatan siap ada iklan suruh beli caller ringtone lagu tu. Ni zaman batu mana dik beli caller ringtone lagi.

I guess I won't do any review or talk about any current music or whatsoever. Reviewing music is tiring plus setiap hari ada saja benda baru. Kosser weh. But once in a blue moon aku publish review album yang aku betul-betul suka. It can be from 2008 or 1999 as long I like it. Lagipun apa yang nak perlu dirisaukan. Ada ke reader baca blog ni? Tak rugi apa-apa pun. I won't lose any views because there are no views in the first place. Hahaha. 

#2

If any of you (ada ke) follow me dekat blog ke Twitter ke InstaBahagia ke, you'll notice that I will always talk, talk, talk lot of Animal Crossing. Kalau tak pernah dengar, shame on you!! Kah kah. Paksa semua orang tahu pasal Animal Crossing (AN).

By the way AN ialah satu game daripada Nintendo. Dia bukan game ko cross dressing jadi haiwan ke (THAT IS WEIRD!) tapi kita berpeluang menjadi jadi Mayor untuk satu pekan kecil yang didiami oleh haiwan. Yup you read it right, Haiwan. BECAUSE HUMAN ARE ANNOYING AND NASTY! Imagine game macam The Sims ataupun Stardew Valley tapi lebih comel dan calming. 

So macam biasa Nintendo akan cuba untuk memerah duit peminat dengan buat miniature watak-watak dalam AN dan jual dengan harga mahal. Miniature ini dipanggil sebagai 'amiibo'.


'Sapalah nak beli kan?' korang fikir. BUT I HAVE 2 ALREADY!!! Ada 14 lagi kena kumpul. Demmit Nintendo. Why? Korang ingat semua ni berakhir begini saja? Nope. Nintendo rasa diorang boleh perah duit peminat lagi dengan release 100+ amiibo versi card untuk semua watak dalam AN.  


Puaka! This is Pokemon all over again. But don't worry guys. I will not buy the cards. It's too much. I will only be focusing on the real amiibo. OR AM I?

And of course masa ni dan-dan Funko Pop, (western type of amiibo) keluarkan edisi watak 'Lara Croft'.


COME ON LA!!

To be honest aku tak pernah terfikir nak beli benda-benda macam ni. But somehow aku dah terperangkap. I need this in my life!! Berangan susun semua ni dekat rak lepas tu pandang dengan hati yang puas. Jangan ingatkan aku amiibo Yoshi yang aku tak beli-beli lagi tu.

#3

Tahun ni aku cuba nak baca buku lebih banyak. At least sebulan satu buku. Tapi February dah nak berakhir, satu buku pun tak habis baca lagi. I don't know why this is happening. I used to read a lot of books. I used to be that contoh model program 'NILAM'. 

Macam last year aku dah siap beli tujuh siri Harry Potter (adoring their beautiful covers right now), dan berjaya habiskannya dalam tempoh 3 bulan lebih macam tu? Gila laju macam kena rasuk. Tapi selepas tu pace aku makin lama makin kurang lepas tu langsung berhenti. Aku cuba method setiap malam at least 2-3 pages pun jadi lah. Again tak menjadi. 

Aku rasa antara puncanya ialah sekarang aku lebih gemar dengar talk, discussion sama ada melalui video ataupun podcast. Durasi masing-masing pulak kalau tak 20-30 minit memang tak sah. Afterwards bila nak baca buku rasa letih dan minda pun dah penat berfikir. Terus tidur. Besides this, I do thing that selection of genre really plays some role here. Aku lebih terarah suka baca Young Teenagers punya section walaupun realitinya dah kertu. Kalau baca jenis lain dia akan start slow dan kena paksa diri untuk baca. Bila dah paksa-paksa ni mulalah tak best sebab pengalaman membaca tu instead of being fun dah jadi bebanan nak habiskan senaskah buku. Patricia Cornwell I'm looking at you. *berdendam*

Jadinya aku dah setkan sekarang kalau ada buku yang aku rasa not into it, aku just stop reading. Walaupun macam rugi sebab spent berpuluh ringgit tapi buat apa nak paksa diri baca? One thing for sure sebelum beli satu-satu buku tu aku kena survey sikit tengok kena tak dengan diri tak payah nak buat challenge 'Blind Date with The Book' sangat unless ko memang ulat buku semua boleh genre boleh masuk. 

One more thing! Magazine Natgeo January 2016 pun aku tak habis baca lagi! Walhal aku ada 11 edisi lagi kena habiskan. Rasa nak tampar diri rasanya. 

#4

So basically there are two things that I wanted to buy at McDonalds right now.

1.  Milo Mcflurry



Will it taste better than Horlicks Mcflurry?

2. Green Tea Frappe



Will it taste better than Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino?

Now if only I could find nearest McDonalds in my area. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Random Rants #6

Dia macam nak buat random rants tapi blur nak tulis apa. Boleh? Tapi, tak apalah nanti masa menaip point nombor satu tu nanti bertimbunlah idea aku nak merepek untuk point seterusnya. You know me.


#1

Aku waktu tengah aktif balik berblog ni kan tergerak hati nak jugak-jenguk blog yang aku follow dulu. Which was like 4 years ago. Makanya mestilah hampir 90% blog-blog yang aku follow tu dah tak aktif dan luput. Aku macam NOOOOoooo! Ada yang bertahun tak update, ada yang langsung hilang, ada yang dah tukar nama dan ada yang ko pergi tetiba blog tu jadi macam website pelik penuh iklan yang mencurigakan. Cuma 2-3 blog saje yang masih lagi bertahan itu pun update dia dah kurang. Tak semeriah dulu. 

So basically memang dunia blog dah tamat ke? Dah melepasi zaman 'Golden Age' ke? Ke sebab aku tak explore betul-betul sebab tu tak perasan? Mungkin dunia blogging masih lagi sama tapi dengan blogger baru (yang lebih muda dan lebih FRESSSH intipatinya). Please enlighten me with this.

Talking about this stuff aku saja lah check-check tengok blog lain (blogwalking secara liar), lepas tu terserempak beberapa blog yang macam banyak betul buat entri tunjuk jumlah hasil pendapatan blog mereka melalui iklan. Never mind. Mungkin dia nak kasi motivasi untuk para blogger untuk berusaha dapatkan apa yang dia dapat. Sumber inspirasi macam tu. But then aku tengok kandungan entri dia mostly banyak entri berkisar berita-berita semasa dengan artis. Lepas tu bentuk ayat macam mengundang fitnah betul seolah-olah copy paste dekat sumber lain. #SerkapJarang Bukan satu tapi banyak blog macam ni wujud lepas tu masing-masing iklan kencang lol. 

To be honest trend macam ni seolah-olah tak fair untuk blogger yang tulis beriya, kandungan mantap, tapi takde sapa nak bagi iklan dekat dia. Sudahnya blog yang betul-betul ada content tertimbus dengan wujudnya jenis blog mudah macam ni. Benda yang sama jugak terjadi dekat Youtube. Homai dekat sana pun lagi dasyat. Dengan tajuk video yang 'click bait' nya, lepas tu gambar cover video kalau boleh nak letak 20 anak panah merah ataupun bulat-bulatkan dekat certain area (apa yang dia bulatkan aku pun tak tau) ataupun letak gambar wanita berbody mengiurkan tapi isi video hampeh. But sadly video macam ni views dia berjuta weh. Tapi nak buat macam mana this is how our world works. (Bitter tetiba)

#2

"If you want to state your opinion without any opportunity for response, argument or pushback or growth, write a blog"

LOL. Really hit me deep inside. Walhal aku tak rasa aku jenis yang masa berbual akan dominate the whole thing. Maybe the word 'blog' there somehow drag me into this feeling. Oh, if you are interested to have a better conversation with other people, please do watch the video below. I really found it really informative and helpful.



#3

I should probably study Japanese back. Semakin lama terbiar semakin hilang macam tu saja pengetahuan yang sedia ada sebab jarang guna dan practice. Aku dulu ingat nak tangguh sementara dulu untuk fokus benda lain. Tapi macam dah lama sangat berhentinya. Tup tap tup tap dah setengah tahun!

Memandangkan aku bercadang nak start balik, aku ada satu idea. Do you guys want me to share with you any tips and tricks, references and maybe sometimes I will update what is my current Japanese learning progress? Macam ilmu ni kalau share lagi cepat kita ingat. Ecewah.

Dia bukan macam aku buat segmen "Nihongo bersama WZ sensei". Nope! Gila ko nak jadi cikgu online pulak. Udah-udahlah cukup jadi blogger pun terkejar-kejar nak update. Ini kan pula nak mengajar orang. More like aku senaraikan website yang bagus, ataupun suggestion favourite buku rujukan/latihan aku guna, apps aku pakai etc. Believe me aku pernah beli satu CD Japanese yang macam konon menjanjikan a very new, FRESSSH kinda way of learning Japanese. At the end I was cringing the whole time masa dengar CD tu. HAHA. IT WAS THAT BAD.


#4 

Last but not least do follow me on my other social networking sites seperti di Twitter dan InstaBahagia kalau rasa macam content dekat blog ni tak cukup and you need mOOOree!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Diverge

Let's say that I'm not happy with what I'm doing right now. The term 'happy' itself can be subjective and different depends on individual. Some people can have a chocolate bar and can considered them self happy but to some, having a chocolate is not enough. It must filled with nuts and made with white chocolate. And maybe to some having one bite of chocolate is merely enough. Life is tricky I know. It can be more tricky if you do not know what is the purpose of your life. 

I've been constantly asking myself whether what I am doing all these years is really what I wanted in my life. Deep down in my heart I know it is not. But due to other commitments, I can't get out from this situation yet. Not now. Plus, when I look at to my surrounding, almost everyone didn't feel happy with what they are doing right now but still doing it for the sake of 'living'. I should be ok.

Almost a decade after that, it comes back. After repressing it for so long it haunts me back. Maybe it was triggered by recent changes that happened in my life. But why do I have this feeling? Why can't I just ignore it and just move with follow? Why there is so much resistance?

Perhaps I can't be like them. Like people from surrounding. I need to found out what is 'happy' meant for me. So I've decided to make a drastic decision to change my life. It is about time that I'm thinking about myself. Not from other people's view about happiness and applied it into my life. I'm not going to repress it once again and when it comes for the third time it's just to late to do anything. Let's be honest here when you are 40-ish and you feel like making major changes in your life, it is quite hard. Possible but hard. 

It is was risky decision. I know it. There are tons of possibilities that will happen next. I'm not going to sugar coat anything by saying that I'm not worried. I am. But at least for the first time in my life I'm going to take the lead and decided for myself where it is going to be next. Wish me luck.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nintendo Switch And My Broken Heart

Let me get this straight to the point. I want a Nintendo Switch.

For the last past months, technically last year when Nintendo officially declared that the next gen of their game console will be called as Nintendo Switch, I knew that I need this thing in my life. But first thing first, some introduction. My first game device is Nintendo New 3DS XL (Let's called it as N3DS shall we. We are not going to waste either you or my time by typing that lengthy name) which was purchased by using my own hard work money back in 2014.

My first game console was neither PS2 nor Gameboy Colour like most common kids. My childhood was filled with me standing at the corner (alone) while watching people playing this thing on TV. I could not even dare to ask my father to buy this thing because it was waay too expensive. But fortunately he did indulge me with more practical toys. 

But I knew deep down in my heart when I saw a group of (untalented) people playing Mario on PS1 at the burger stall during Pasar Malam, that I was born as a gamer. Fast forward to almost 2 decades, I finally managed to have my own game device. Unfortunately, my dream game console would be something that can be played on TV. That is either PS4 or XBox. For your information, N3DS is a handheld game console and the main reason I bought it in the first place was because it is cheaper and it didn't need me to buy another additional stuff to play a game such as a TV.

Don't get me wrong, I love my N3DS. I highly recommended you guys to buy it. The game library is huuuuge and filled with amazing game titles to be chosen from. (If only I manage to play another game by moving on with Animal Crossing. It's been like what? 2 years? Help!). You will not regret yourself by buying it.

On January 2017 finally Nintendo decided to shed some light by sharing more information. Apparently it is a hybrid game console which you can play either by using a TV or play it as a handheld mode while on the go. DAMN IT! Basically now I can play game with beautiful visual which is far more superior than the visual on N3DS (Sorry. But I still love you) while at the same I can wait for my next year bonus to buy a TV. This is fantastic.

Just watch these video to feel and grasp the awesomeness of this device.


While waiting for 3rd March to arrived and blessing our world, I have calculated and create some budget plans. With a device that cost USD299 should not be a problem right. I can eat less, stay at home, fasting on Monday, avoiding any social events that cost money and if we translated it into our currency it should be around RM1,500 right? or at least max to RM1,700 right, right?

I WAS WRONG!

A few days ago some of the main game retailers here in Malaysia finally revealed the price.







EXPENSIVE NAK MATI.

Mind you that we can't buy the console alone but only together with 2 games hence the insane price. 

My heart shatters like glass. I'm sad. I can't play Zelda anymore. I can't imagine myself holding those colourful, vibrant joy-con anymore and dance my ass out to Dance Revolution 2017. At that price like that I can buy a freaking PS4 Pro which is waaay powerful compared to Nintendo Switch. But the Zelda game alone is just enough reason for me to buy this thing.

Just like Lady Gaga new song "Million Reasons"

Me: I've got a hundred million reasons to walk awaaaaay~~! But baby, I just need one good one to stay.
Switch: Legend of Zelda
Me: Ok.

But still, why are they doing this to me? Why everything must be expensive when it comes to region like South East Asia. Why Nintendo didn't want to have official distributors here? Why we must go through to some third party agent? WHY?

I guess I will wait maybe until next year for a price drop. And that time there will be variety games available. *sedapkan hati* Now back playing with Animal Crossing.