Death – A Contract Signed at Birth

Death is inevitable. What I saw today was proof. When you are born, you are meant to die. It is simply part of life. A Latin poem by Horace captures the essence of living, Tu ne quaesieris, scire nefas, quem mihi, quem tibi Don’t ask (it’s forbidden to know) what end finem di dederint, Leuconoe, … Continue reading

Procrastination 101 – Egging the Cat to Eat the Frog

No, this is not a saying. People have various ways to kill time, and this is mine. This was what I was trying to do 24 hours ago. I came out of the Common Room after watching the idiot box for two and a half-hours. Then I saw…a Frog! No. I didn’t freak out. I … Continue reading

The Butterscotch Effect – Too much of a good thing

Definition : The emission of energy (kilo-joule) from glucose and caffeine from the absorption of Gardenia Butterscotch bread and tea. Where butterscotch supposedly brings joy and delight, it was otherwise for me. Maybe that’s what you call ‘too much of a good thing’. Blog continues below. I went to the Tuckshop yesterday to buy bread … Continue reading

Fragile Life

I picked this up on my way back to the house. To my dismay, it was empty, probably eaten by a snake. Or maybe a bat, as there were two neat, round holes at the top. I found it as a reminder to how fragile we were as a child. As a foetus, just the … Continue reading

How to Save a Life

Quoting the news article by Andrew Sagayam and Wong Pek Mei on Nation page three yesterday, “They are not just ordinary backyard school bullies – at just 14 and 16, they are already hardcore gangsters and now, sadistic rapist.” Yesterday’s The Star revealed horrifying facts about  school children gone bad in a god-forsaken school in … Continue reading

Brick Wall

The brick wall in this context refers to a challenge or setback. Everybody experiences a brick wall every once in a while. Whilst the frequency of one’s encounter with it varies from one person to another, unless you get over or around it you cannot continue with your object of pursuit. What do you when … Continue reading

Tom Yum Yum

On Sunday, the Uztaz brought the Islamic Society members for Tom Yum lunch somewhere in Seremban. The food was good, the company was excellent and to top it off, I bought two ringgit worth of banana fritters from across the street and finished it all. *Burp!* Not so long ago, UCL’s Islamic Society made headlines … Continue reading

Prelude of the End

Six years, four months, twenty-two and half days. Six years, four months, twenty-three days. Take away about nine months of school holidays and one-half of every schooling week weekends. That is how long I have been in this school somewhere in Mantin. Today is the very last day I will be attending classes, and here … Continue reading