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I am a confused, dangerous little girl. And I bite. Fear me.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

it's not just a "Merry Christmas"

it's a...

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

isn't it? (:





Wishlist?:
they're all books. surprise, surprise..
getting one for me will earn my eternal devotion!
...you might not want it. oops?
:)

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it equals a want.
bold equals a really want.
bold plus large equals a really really want.
bold plus largest equals a i really must have it.
bold plus (an) asterisk(s) [*] equals a i must have it, i really must, my life is not complete without it! must.
colours are just to differentiate.
books books books! :)~~~

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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Holly Black)
Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale (Holly Black)
Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie (Holly Black)


Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles (Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi):
The Nixie's Song;
A Giant Problem;
thank you michpoo! ♥


*Maddigan's Fantasia / Maddigan's Quest (Margaret Mahy)

The Hob's Bargain (Patricia Briggs)

The Belgariad (David Eddings):
[volume one]
Pawn of Prophecy;
Queen of Sorcery;
Magician's Gambit;
[volume two]
Castle of Wizardry;
Enchanters' End Game.

The Mallorean (David Eddings):
Guardians of the West;
King of Murgos;
Demon Lord of Karanda;
Sorceress of Darshiva;
The Seeress of Kell.

Belgarath the Sorcerer (David Eddings)
Polgara the Sorceress (David Eddings)
The Rivan Codex (David Eddings)

*The Moorchild (Eloise McGraw)
i love my mum!

The Cal Leandros Series (Rob Thurman):
Nightlife;
Moonshine;
Madhouse;
Deathwish [2009]

The Spellkey Trilogy (Ann Dower)
revised 1995 version, published by Baen Books

Graceling (Kristin Cashore)

The Chronicles of Prydain (Llyod Alexander):
The Foundling and other Tales from Prydain (prequel);
The Book of Three;
The Black Cauldron;
The Castle of Llyr;
Taran Wanderer;
The High King.

The Darkangel Trilogy (Meredith Ann Pierce):
The Darkangel;
A Gathering of Gargoyles;
The Pearl of the Soul of the World.

Twilight Saga (Stephenie Meyer):
Twilight;
New Moon;
Eclipse;
Breaking Dawn.

thanks lipyi for the online version! xDD

The Host (Stephenie Meyer)

The Edge Chronicles (Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell):
The Quint Saga:
The Curse of the Gloamgloze;
The Winter Knights;
Clash of the Sky Galleons.
The Twig Saga:
Beyond the Deepwoods;
Stormchaser;
Midnight Over Sanctaphrax.
The Rook Saga:
The Last of the Sky Pirates;
Vox;
Freeglader.
Standalone(s):
The Lost Barkscrolls
(the last 11th book)

**The Demon's Lexicon (Sarah Rees Brennan) 2009

*The Heir Trilogy (Cinda Williams Chima):
The Warrior Heir;
The Wizard Heir;
The Dragon Heir.
yes!!

**How to Ditch Your Fairy (Justine Larbalestier)

*The Summoning (Kelly Armstrong)

Chalice (Robin McKinley)

The Pinhoe Egg (Diana Wynne Jones)
i love my mum
House of Many Ways (Diana Wynne Jones)

*Un Lun Dun (China Miéville)
i love my brother♥

Flora Segunda (Ysabeau S. Wilce)

Tooth and Claw (Jo Walton)

The Mortal Instruments Trilogy (Cassandra Clare):
City of Bones;
City of Ashes;
City of Glass.

The Doctrine of Labyrinths (Sarah Monette):
Mélusine;
The Virtu;
The Mirador.

**The Dark is Rising Sequence (Susan Cooper):
Over Sea, Under Stone;
The Dark is Rising;
Greenwitch;
The Grey King;
Silver on the Tree.

Thomasina (Paul Gallico)

A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)

*The Forest of Hands and Teeth (Carrie Ryan) 2009

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)

Keturah and Lord Death (Martine Leavitt)

Evernight (Claudia Gray)

*The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (Libba Bray):
A Great and Terrible Beauty;
Rebel Angels;
The Sweet Far Thing.

The Thief Trilogy (Megan Whalen Turner):
The Thief;
The Queen of Attolia;
The King of Attolia.

The Magician's Apprentince (Trudi Canavan)
prequel to the Black Magician Trilogy

The Traitor Spy Trilogy (Trudi Canavan):
sequel to the Black Magician Trilogy
The Ambassador's Mission;
The Rogue;
The Traitor Queen.

The Age of Five Trilogy (Trudi Canavan):
Priestess of the White;
Last of the Wilds;
Voice of the Gods.

*Devilish (Maureen Johnson)
cupcakes, set in a school: St. Teresa's Preparatory School for Girls--ooh♥

**The Neverending Story (Michael Ende)

Dark Reflections (Kai Meyer):
The Flowing Queen / The Water Mirror;
The Stone Light;
The Glass Word.

Wave Walkers (Kai Meyer):
Pirate Curse / The Wave Runners;
Pirate Emperor / The Shell Magicians;
Pirate Wars / The Water Weavers.

The Fire Thief Trilogy (Terry Deary):
The Fire Thief;
Flight of the Fire Thief;
The Fire Thief Fights Back.

**Dark Alchemy (Eoin Colfer, Garth Nix, Neil Gaiman)

**The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy "Trilogy":
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Douglas Adams)
Life, the Universe and Everything (Douglas Adams)
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish (Douglas Adams)
Mostly Harmless (Douglas Adams)

And Another Thing... (Eoin Colfer) 2009

Benny and Omar (Eoin Colfer)
Benny and Babe (Eoin Colfer)
The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth (Eoin Colfer)
The Legend of Spud Murphy (Eoin Colfer)
The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World (Eoin Colfer)
who cares that these are for kids? They were still written by Eoin Colfer. Heh.

*The Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket / Daniel Handler)
whole collection

His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman):
Northen Lights;
The Subtle Knife;
The Amber Spyglass;
Lyra's Oxford;
Once Upon a Time in the North

Inheritance (Christopher Paolini):
Eragon;
Eldest;
Brisingr

Seventh Tower (Garth Nix):
The Fall;
Castle;
Aenir;
Above the Veil;
Into Battle;
The Violet Keystone.

Keys to the Kingdom (Garth Nix):
Mister Monday;
Grim Tuesday;
Drowned Wednesday;
Sir Thursday;
Lady Friday;
Superior Saturday.

*Sign of the Qin (L. G. Bass)
thanks timothy

Mostly Ghostly (R. L. Stine)
whole collection

The Three Musketeers (Alexandre Dumas)

Warriors: Firestar's Quest (Erin Hunter)
Warriors: Bluestar's Prophecy (Erin Hunter)

*Warriors: Power of Three (Erin Hunter):
The Sight;
Dark River;
Outcast;
Eclipse;
Long Shadows;
Sunrise.

Molly Moon Series (Georgia Byng):
Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism;
Molly Moon Stops the World;
Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure;
Molly Moon, Micky Minus, & the Mind Machine.
i love my mum

Land of Oz (Various)
like srsly--it has what, 45++ books all in all?

edited to add:
If You're Reading This, It's TOO LATE (Pseudonymous Bosch)
my brother's the best!

The Ghost's Child (Sonya Hartnett)

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Cressida Cowell):

The Seasick Viking;
1. How to Train Your Dragon;
2. How to Be a Pirate;
3. How to Speak Dragonese;
4. How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse;
5. How To Twist a Dragon's Tale;
6. How to Ride a Dragon's Storm;

*Magic Kingdom of Landover (Terry Brooks):
Magic Kingdom For Sale -- SOLD!;
it was an *amazing* read.
The Black Unicorn;
Wizard at Large;
The Tangle Box;
Witches' Brew;

Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Rick Riordan):
The Lightning Thief;
The Sea of Monsters;
The Titan's Curse;

Sweep (Cate Tiernan):
Book of Shadows;
The Coven;
Blood Witch;
Dark Magick;
Awakening;
Spellbound;
The Calling;
Changeling;
Strife;
Seeker;
Origins;
Eclipse;
Reckoning;
Full Circle;
Night's Child (2015);

*Damsel (Susan E. Connolly)

Knife (R. J. Anderson)
absolutely breathtaking. i ♥ mum!

... I think I might be getting a tad bit too ambitious.

Maybe I should start writing book reviews as well? /wall.


books books books books books books books books books books books!

Monday, December 22, 2008

lots of exactlys

Sometimes I think it's quite bad that my mum's teaching form 3 next year. This is her trying to get me to study history.

MUM: You know... I haven't taught Form 3 History for a whole year... I must be rusty already...
CHRISTINE: Oh no worries. You'll catch up in no time. (:
MUM: .... No. How about you read the first chapter of your sejarah book and then you tell it to me? To refresh my memory?
CHRISTINE: Eheh. No thanks. I'll wait till next year.
MUM: ... Just the first chapter, I need to refresh my memory.
CHRISTINE: -picks up mum's copy from the table and flips through- OHMAGAWD THE FIRST CHAPTER IS LIKE FOUR CHAPTERS ZOMGZOMGZOMGWHUUUUUT-----------
MUM: [silent]
CHRISTINE: -pushes book firmly away- I AM NOT READING THAT. NUH UH. NO WAY HOZAY.
MUM: You don't want to help your mother?
CHRISTINE: But I know you're so good at it already... -smiles brightly-
MUM: [the look] Go and read the first chapter. Now. And come back later to tell me what it's about.


And I was sent away.

And I know I can't simply skip through the whole thing because my mum knows *EXACTLY* what it's about and I bet you she's probably aaaaalready 'refreshed' her memory and will know exaaaaactly what I did not read and etc.

But luckily I managed to get away with reading the first two pages. I said the name: Maharaja Mikado Meiji! and ran away with her shouting, "AND WHAT DID HE DO/ACCOMPLISH?" after me. Eheh.

History is gonna suck next year.

Exactly two more weeks till school reopens.

Feeling ambivalent once more.

Lalala.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

nostalgia, by all accounts

Mainly caused by boredom, the rest by boredom, and the remaining bit by Mich wanting to see new haircut. And also caused by lack of useful things to do.

Oooh! I was so cute!

I dunno what happened as I grew up.


Geh. My brother looks evil.

...*snicker* That's me. Aged 3. That's my brother. Aged 8. Cough.

No, I didn't bully no one -angelic eyes-

So this shows that from a young age, I already loved aiming for my brother's neck♥ (when no one's looking)


You see that green girl right in the middle there? Yes? That's ELEENA :D She was the main dancer! ohohohohohohohohoho~~

woo! Our Sarawak Flag JLH uniforms!



Taking new (unofficial) passport photos cos of new hair. My brother is so fussy. Rrrr.

If you can't read the mini-dialogues on it, click it.



watch it. you won't regret it.
It Sucks To Be Me by Avenue Q
"Sesame Street meets South Park"

This is the same one as above but performed for the Royal Family (Prince Charles, mother, wife, etc.) so it was altered slightly. The song after "It Sucks To Be Me" is funnier in this second clip though.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

flame of determination--it burns

The first thing I'm gonna do once I get these blasted braces off is to eat a big red juicy APPLE.

Who cares 'bout Snow White?



Oh yeah, and my hair's short now. Lalala.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

desperation hits its peak

I need to write something.

My hands are just itching to write a story!

But I don't know what to write about.

Still, I really need to write something! Something! Anything! Everything! Give me a topic, please!

It's all the same: I get hit by an idea, I start rounding it up in my head, then I don't know where it leads to and POOF the blasted thing is gone. Because I gave up.

Then I get hit by another brainwaved-tsunami. It's a never-ending cycle.

I just can't decide. Yet I still itch to pick up a pen and scribble dialogues, type prologues and epilogues, pen something interesting and exciting that will hook the reader on the very first page, just like what Artemis Fowl did to me. The frustration of not being able to write is just trapping me like an insect in a jar. Hitting against the glass, but failing to escape. Then eventually I run out of oxygen and die through asphyxiation. What a pleasant present!

I still have the stupid dream of writting a book. My naïvety is still there. I want to write something original, something that has never been thought of before. But this is the 21st century--how many people have come and gone before me? Surely they'd have all thought of everything already. The notion of having something the world has never seen before is practically impossible. Only an idiot would hold onto that dream.

So why I am?

Because I am an idiot, and a fussy, lazy, temperamental, uncreative, unimaginative, arrogant little procrastinating prick.

I get slightly motivated to join a competition, start having all these mad ideas of the theme and how to dramatise everything, then I sit down with a pen in hand and an examination pad in front of me and suddenly I realise: I don't even know how to start. Yet I already know how it's supposed to end.

I'm not a good planner. And when that happens, I start thinking it over. And just like that, my idea seems inadequate. Useless, even. I leave the table, an opened pen on a blank examination pad, my motivation all gone and feeling at a loss.

English has always been my saving grace, or that was what I believed. I'm not so sure anymore.





So why does my hand still itch?

Monday, December 8, 2008

just for the sake of updating


'cos I have nothing else as I lead a very boring life.


Most of them have been resized to fit the layout, so they may seem a little blurry so just click on them to see the full image. Except for the advertisements, they lead you to the author's profile (:


I think this has got to be the best banner I've ever made in my entire life. The image itself is a photomanipulation!

-cries tears of joy-

I spent about 3 hours searching for all the right photos, combining them and adjusting them (and adding the slight vintage/grunge look).

Then about slightly less than an hour adding the words and touching up.

I feel totally accomplished -sheds tears of more joy-



If you read her story, you'll understand why I was so bent on having a bouquet of roses thrown/strewn upon a road/ground. (:




And I wonder what happened to this club? Eh, Leena, Mich and Drey?






This is probably the smallest banner I've ever made.



See?? It's tiny!




This is something I made which landed me the position of Historian (I'll make all the banners and create games for people to participate in) in the Quizillian Awards of last year.

The theme was Halloween.



I few weeks after that, QZAwards07 deleted themselves.

-huddles in corner dejectedly-

I never got to do anything at all...




I hate this banner. It's one of my messiest ones ever. The story is good, though. Its genre is horror and macabre ;D



See? You can't even read what it says, can you?




A banner I was requested to make in which the receiver was the most joyous and happy and enthusiastic with the results I've ever gotten. And in which I became good friends with later on (:

Her name is Christiana! And apparently my name is diverged from hers. Christiana is the original name of Christine and Christina. Wahah.






A requested character banner I played with the most.



...I think I still owe Ruru a few more banners. /wall. I've forgotten all them requests. Oh dear.






Something I never remembered how I did it afterwards.




And this was for Tsing Yu, because she asked for it by "lying"! ;D



I had hell making this. This has the most layers/frames I've ever used.

One hundred and forty-six layers/frames, just so you know.

See how much I love you? T___________T Gah!




And these, just because they're awesome and this is free advertisements♥





I didn't really do a lot for this banner, but that girl over there matched Lyra's character's description so perfectly I just couldn't let it go.



I hate this banner. It's terribly ugly. But I have no other banners I made for Xhrae, and I don't know why. She's awesome.



Her stories were all great, but for some. stupid. reason, she went and deleted all of them! Lavs is just plain mean (despite being awesome as well).



Because I fell in love with one of her OCs.

He has red hair and green eyes, so what did you expect? ;D







end of filler post. gahah.




Wednesday, December 3, 2008

At least it's just two

Tagged by Mirah and Nerine.

Rules

  • People who have been tagged must write answers on his/her blog. (no duh)

  • Tag 8 people to do this quiz and those who are tagged cannot refuse. These people must state who they were tagged by.

  • Continue this game by sending it to people.




  1. What have you been doing recently?

  2. Reading books, ganging up with sister on brother, catching up on manga, sleeping a lot...

  3. Do you ever turn your cell phone off?

  4. Well, erm, normally I just lose it. Or it runs out of battery and then I lose it. Cough.

  5. What happened at 10am today?

  6. My piano tuition. In which Sara William did not recognise me! Sob! Bad Sara!
    Hahahhaa. Her eyes were like so bigggg when I waved at her. Then only after a few seconds she went: "Oh!!!"

  7. When did you last cry?

  8. Few weeks back~

  9. Believe in fate/destiny?

  10. Never really thought about it.

  11. What do you want in your life now?

  12. The Warrior Heir, the next Artemis Fowl book, The Demon's Lexicon, Dictionary of Proverbs, Dictionary of Idioms, Dictionary of Adjectives, Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms...

    ...I know I'm an English Geek. So sue me ;D

  13. Do you tend to make the relationship complicated?

  14. No, I don't think so. I'm quite cincai.

  15. Are you wearing anything you borrowed from someone?

  16. I was. My sister's hoodie. But then again, she gave it to me♥

  17. What was the last movie caught?

  18. Erm, I think it was Mamma Mia!
    I hated it. I don't care what you say otherwise. It's so lame, omg.
    The story line didn't have a smooth flow. It was created to suit songs that have already been created for different purposes. The story line was forced, and that itself is horrible.

  19. Does that person know you like him/her?

  20. 'That' person(s) are fictional characters, so how am I suppose to confess my undying love? D:

  21. Who always make you laugh?

  22. Everyone, in different ways :D I laugh easily.

  23. Do you speak languages other than English?

  24. Yep! Retarded Malay, retarded Mandarin, a few words of Hokkien, Christine-Language...

  25. Favourite website(s)?



  26. What are you doing tomorrow?

  27. Sleeping.

  28. What do you think you're like?

  29. Capricious.

  30. Who will you choose to die with?

  31. Hmm, it'd be interesting if all of us died together (of old age!!!)...
    Hahahhaa, I'm probably gonna get scolded now. (:

  32. Where have you been today?

  33. IMH

  34. What game do you play often?

  35. I don't really know.

  36. Who are you missing right now?

  37. My sister

  38. If you have to choose a friend and a love, who will you choose?

  39. A friend.

  40. What are you doing now?

  41. Isn't it obvious?

  42. Which primary school are you from?

  43. SRB St. Teresa!
    Me ish Teresian all teh way!

  44. Name 3 colours that you like.

  45. Purple, silver, baby blue.

  46. What emotion do you like to show?

  47. A neutral one.

  48. If you have something troubling you, what will you do?

  49. Mule over it, and speak out.

  50. Who did you last chat on MSN today?

  51. Mich G.
    She's finally started watching Naruto!!!
    GAARA!!!!!!

  52. Who do you admire the most?

  53. Mother Teresa

  54. Which month were you born in?

  55. February! The special month ;D

  56. How are you feeling right now?

  57. Giddy

  58. What is the time now?

  59. Early in the morn'

  60. What kind of person do you think the one who tagged you is?

  61. A very happy happy person.

  62. What colour do you use to dye my hair?

  63. Weelll, I'm like totally thinking you should be a blonde! :D
    I mean, like, with all these questions, like, duh, you should totally be one! *giggle*


    ...omg.

  64. Why are you doing this quiz?

  65. Whose fault is it? ;DDDDDD lol.

  66. What do you do when you're moody?

  67. Sleep (because that's normally the cause of my moody-ness)

  68. At which stage do you wish to get married?

  69. Stage? Not on a 'stage', for sure ;D

  70. Who is more important to you?

  71. What are the choices?

  72. If today is the last day of your life, what will you do?

  73. If it's seriously my last day, I would start eating food/snacks in a supermarket :D

  74. Who is/are the person/people you trust most?

  75. Among who?

  76. Do you believe in seeing the rainbow after the rain?

  77. No duh. Prism, remember? (:

  78. If you have a dream come true, what would it be?

  79. A Fairy-Godmother with her magic wand that grants wishes! ♥

  80. What is your goal for this year?

  81. Become more diligent.

  82. Do you believe in eternity love?

  83. To some point, yeah.

  84. What feeling do you love the most?

  85. The feeling one gets just before being tucked into a warm and cosy bed--bliss.

  86. Do you think it's global warming now?

  87. Yep.

  88. What feeling do you hate the most?

  89. Being falsely accused.

  90. Do you like doing quizzes?

  91. Well, it's not my no. 1 thing I would do...

  92. Do you believe in Gods?

  93. Only one of 'em. God.

  94. Who cares for you the most?

  95. My family?

  96. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?

  97. My life (probably)

  98. What will you bring when you fight?

  99. My knowledge and my cunning (which is not necessarily a good thing).

  100. What have you regretted in your whole life?

  101. Not bothering to start studying early.

  102. What do you do if nobody cared for you any longer?

  103. Well, I hope it'll never come to that.

  104. What will you do if your boyfriend/girfriend two-timed you?

  105. Make him wish he was never born :D

  106. How do you feel now?

  107. Neutral.





Instructions: Remove one question from above and add in your personal question. Make a total of 20 questions and tag 5 people. List them out at the end of the post. Notify them in their cbox that they've been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.


  1. What's your most favourite colour?

  2. The spectrum ;D

  3. Who is the most important to you?

  4. My family.

  5. How often do you think of committing suicide?

  6. Never in my entire life.
    Anyone who does is an idiot.

  7. Do you think you have enough confidence?

  8. Yeah :D

  9. How many babies do you want?

  10. Three, all five years apart.

  11. Do you believe in seeing a rainbow after the rain?

  12. Of course.

  13. What is your goal for this year?

  14. Another one? Fine. Knock up my self-discipline level.

  15. Do you believe in eternity love?

  16. ... Not gonna answer.

  17. Do you think that the person who tag you, like to play kidnapping?

  18. What is it with all these tags with horrible English?
    Mirah, make that tag, and pronto!
    At least I can count on hers to be good.

  19. What are you really afraid of?

  20. Being abandoned.

  21. What is your bad habit?

  22. Twirling my hair whenever my hands are free.

  23. Do you have a secret crush?

  24. I don't think it's secret. (:

  25. Do you cherish every single friendship of yours?

  26. Yeah. Every one I had, have and will have.

  27. What does flying means to you?

  28. Spreading your arms, running off a cliff and falling to your demise? :)

  29. In your phonebook (for your mobile phone) how many contacts in there are those of whom you REALLY know?

  30. Like, in really really really really REALLY know? Iunno :D

  31. Are you single/relationship?

  32. Single♥

  33. Describe the person who tagged you in 5 words.

  34. Her (sur)name is actually Nichelle.

  35. What have you done to yourself to make yourself happy?

  36. I ate food :D

  37. What is your little wish? (as in little stuff like dying your hair orange and stuff)

  38. To be able to afford all the books in the world♥

    ...okay, maybe that's not really 'little'...... /wall.

  39. Who's the best person in your life?

  40. Why pick? Descrimination :D


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tralalala

Someone not so young no more!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESSLYN KHO I'M-NOT-SURE-WHAT-YOUR-CHINESE-NAME-IS!! :D

You finally have the 'teen' in your age. Embrace your incoming wrinkles of AGE!!



muhuhu.



♥ the temperamental senior





and also a very

Happy Birthday to Esther Tiew I-Also-Not-Sure-Of-The-Chinese-Name! (:

welcome to the land of the old