Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Two nights ago, another celeb made a guest appearance in my dream. Phil Keoghan! Haaa..my bestfriends would know that I have an admiration for Phil and that I am a huge Amazing Race fan so having Phil in my dreams would probably be the closest I'd ever get to him. Hehe. Well, in this dream, at first I was just watching the race from afar. I couldn't recognize the teams. But at the end, I actually went to Phil and asked him, 'So Phil, who won?' Hehehe...boleh lagi tanya begitu pulak! Phil, you are most welcomed to appear in my dream anytime you can.. (hehe note to my own self conscious)
I had a bad dream last week, can still remember some of it. But someone once told me that you shouldn't tell people about your bad dreams. Kinda bad luck. So I'll just keep that to me and hope that it just remains that..a dream.
I do have recurring dreams. Not exactly the same thing every time but along the same lines. It's gotten me to think what those dreams could mean. For example, I've had dreams where I would be driving a manual car. With exception to my driving lessons years years back, I have always drove an automatic transmission car. In the dreams, I seem to be slightly panicky but I do the best I can to get the car moving. I think these driving dreams have something to do with the fear of being out of control. Which is one of my main fears in life.
I also have dreams about living or moving to different houses or hotels, sometimes it's even hostels. This one, I think is about wanting and still looking to settle down, wanting a place of my own. Or perhaps, it is due to the fact that I love to travel and still yearn for new adventures and new experiences. When I dream about staying in hostels, sometimes my school friends are there too. And this, I think has to do with the fact that staying in the hostel/boarding school was a significant and probably one of the happier times of my life.
Another dream is where I am trying to say something but my voice can't come out. I've had a few of these where I was trying to address my class but they couldn't hear me or they ignored me. This is not a nice one. Should I assume, it is me wanting some sort of attention? Or it is my fear of not being heard or recognized?
Sometimes if I have a bad dream or a scary dream, I would ask hubby if I mengigau (talk in my sleep) or not. Sometimes after having a good dream, I would wake up and feel really good. Surreal. Bit weird. I try to take all this signals my dreams are telling me, with a pinch of salt. Or sugar. But perhaps they are subtle signs of what I want in my life and what I haven't achieved.
Anyway, my friend Has did tell me that she once commented about some students who admitted that their reports were done by other people and the uni didn't seem to care or respond in any way...So I don't know, if they would take action about this or not...I hope they do.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Do you think I should give them marks? They have obviously not put in any work or any of their own effort to answer the questions. Should I give just minimum marks, just for submitting? Thing is, I'm thinking if I do give them full marks, they would think that they can get away with it. And what if, my marking is checked? And they saw that I gave full marks for answers that were obviously copied. I know that the others copied from each other too but I don't mind that...satu salah, semua salah. Even down to spelling mistakes! But for those that have exactly the same answers as the marking scheme, that's a different story.
Saturday, November 08, 2008
I'm currently in love with this song. It puts me into this dreamy trance. You know..the kind you'd have when you're in love and can't get that person out of your mind.
If I were to write a screenplay, I'd pluck in this song at that scene where the guy and girl have their obligatory unneccesary silly fight. Or, when they have to be apart even though they don't want to be. I love the simplicity and the honesty in the lyrics. Reminds me how love is in the little things that we take for granted. Makes me want to experience that feeling of being in love again.
I like these lines:
I miss the sound of your voice
And I miss the rush of your skin
And I miss the still of the silence
As you breathe out and I breathe in ..
I miss the sound of your voice
Loudest thing in my head
And I ache to remember
All the violent, sweet
Perfect words that you said ..
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Albert Einstein said, 'Change is the only constant'. Everything, everyone, every miniscule being in this universe is constantly changing. And so we try. It may be something as little as trying a new brand of cereal. Or wearing bright pink. Or giving up that unhealthy habit. Or giving up disposables or car pooling to ease mother earth's burden. Whatever it is, I have always, always believed that CHANGE IS GOOD.
And if you're thinking that you are just one person, that you won't be able to make a difference, think of this: Maybe you can't change the whole world, but you can change your corner of it. And when you change your corner, you actually change the world.*
Go on then, change your corner!
* I love this quote. Taken from Toastmaster magazine October 2008. Quoted from Carl Duivenvoorden, Toastmaster, speaker, writer.