May 29, 2007

I have to register soon

The first seminar is on June 9 - two weekends from now. I am planning to either take leave or go from the office on Friday. Maybe browse around in KLCC looking for bargains.

Anyway, while waiting for the day I have started Death du Jour.


When the Stars Go Blue

Dancin' when the stars go blue
Dancin' when the evening fell
Dancin' in your wooden shoes
In a wedding gown
Dancin' out on 7th street
Dancin' through the underground
Dancin' with the marionette
Are you happy now

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you when the stars go blue
Stars go blue, stars go blue
Stars go blue

Laughin' with your pretty mouth
Laughin' with your broken eyes
Laughin' with your lover's tongue
In a lullaby

Where do you go when you're lonely
Where do you go when you're blue
Where do you go when you're lonely
I'll follow you when the stars go blue
Stars go blue, stars go blue
Stars go blue


May 27, 2007

Waiting to be registered

Yesterday, I was to be at CGS to officially register for my fourth semester. But the weather and being tired, slept the day off. After much haggling, mom managed to get me out to bring her to Tesco.

So what happened is I whipped out a book which I got ages ago: The Jewel of Covent Garden. I found out that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are the most often resurrected characters in fiction. Many novels and short stories were written of them. I actually like this novel.

It goes to show that reading is very educational.

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May 25, 2007

My 101st post

I wanted to write something special for my hundredth post but missed it.

Anyway, to inform that I am starting my fifth book for year 2007. Flaubert is one of my wanted authors but he is not easily found. Thus, that day when I vowed not to purchase any books before June I got a few (beside Flaubert got Balzac and Zola).

Three Tales is a short read so I should be able to finish it tonight.


May 23, 2007

Eleven rules from Bill Gates

Rule 1
Life is not fair - get used to it.

Rule 2
The world won't care about your self esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3

You will not make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4
If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.

Rule 5
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping - they called it opportunity.

Rule 6
If you mess up, it's not your parents fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7
Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now.
They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites your parent's generation created, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.
In some schools they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This does not bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10
Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11
Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

If you agree, pass it on.....

If you can read this - thank a teacher....
If you're not in jail or on the streets - thank your parents.....

May 21, 2007

The Devil Wears Prada

This is my next and maybe last book before I get my textbooks.

I still have not seen the movie but I am not a movie buff to start with.

May 17, 2007

Tips for my writing

Taken from Special Circumstances:

When all else fails, blame it on the dead guy.


May 16, 2007

Thinking aloud

Since the kids are growing up and definitely they will produce more artworks. So, I have created both of them a blog to show their work.

You can go to Imran's fridge door here.

And Hasnah's works here.


My fourth read

I have been behind with my journals.

Anyway, now that classes are over for the time being I have been reading ferociously.

During lunch today I will begin A Maiden's Grave by Jeffrey Deaver (another of my favourite author).


My third read

I must be enjoying myself and been busy over the weekend (with a cousin's wedding on Saturday and witnessing the betrothing of my second brother on Sunday and also purchasing some classics such as Balzac, Flaubert, and Zola).

As of late last night I have finished reading Special Circumstances. The book is on par with Grisham - I might even search for more books by him.

What really reeled me in is the ending - left you with your jaws dropping to the floor. Go and get it or if you want I can have the book travelled to you.


May 11, 2007

My second read

I got this book as a bookring few weeks ago. Since the book need to move along - I stopped Google 3/4 way.

Chocolate, Lovers, Chocolate has a very catchy title and the story is just right. Here is book description

In this delightful second installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s bestselling detective series, the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie gets caught up in a highly unusual affair of the heart.

When Isabel is asked to cover for vacationing Cat at her delicatessen, Isabel meets a man with a most interesting problem. He recently had a heart transplant and is suddenly haunted by memories of events that never happened to him.The situation piques her insatiable curiosity: Could the memories be connected with the donor’s demise? Naturally, Isabel’s friend Jamie thinks it is none of Isabel’s business. Meanwhile, Grace, Isabel’s housekeeper, has become infatuated with a man at her spiritualist meeting, and Cat brings home an Italian lothario. That makes for some particularly tricky problems–both practical and philosophical–for Isabel to unravel in this enormously engaging and highly unusual mystery.


May 6, 2007

Displaying arts

This blog will become a refrigerator door - displaying all the works of my darling nephew and niece. By the way, there is one on the way (my bro's).

Here is Imran's writing down numbers.


First book for 2007

After completing my third semester exams this afternoon, I went for a swim and started The Google Story by David A. Vise.

So far on the 57th page, it made me google for my name(to get this blog) - need to search for zarinaza for best result.

I also found out what my name means (taken from this website:
The girl's name Zarina \z(a)-ri-na\ is pronounced za-REEN-ah. It is of Persian origin, and its meaning is "golden".

Zarina has 2 variant forms: Zareen and Zareena.

For more information, see also the related name Zara.

Baby names that sound like Zarina are Sarina and Zorina.

Zarina is a very rare female first name and a very rare surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the girl's name Zarina. Click here to compare Zarina with related baby names.