Saturday, May 22, 2010

People Around Me

Okay, I totally have to squeeze my posts in between revisions because my Contract exam is in 3 days! Sorry to say, but this project is totally launched at the wrong time - right before the most important exam (so far) in my life! Anyway, what can we do? I guess it must be in conjunction with the Hari Belia thingy. So anyway, let's get to the questions! :)

Tell us about your family structure and members. Tell us stories about your time spent with family. Bring us to become part of your family!

 Here is my family structure:

Yup, just mummy and I.

It has been just the two of us since I was two, when my dad passed away. I was too young at that time, so I don't really have much memory about him. To hell with cancer.

Due to the abovementioned circumstances, I am, therefore, the only child in the family. As you can imagine, with only two people in the house, it can get pretty quiet sometimes, especially when I'm engrossed in my reading and my mum's hidden behind the newspapers. The sound of lizard calls can be pretty deafening in our house and you can even hear a pin drop.

Okay, so I've been exaggerating. Two people can create a lot of noise. Because the noise mostly come from me! I'm often heard whistling, singing and making strange noises around the house. Don't ask me why, maybe I'm just naturally noisy at home, cause I don't seem to do that in college.

Saturday is sort of our 'family day', in which we'll usually go shopping and have a nice dinner together. And Sunday is our relaxing day! On this day, we usually talk or stay behind computer screens with her catching up on political news and work while I mess with graphics, codes and games.

Yep, that's pretty much all we do. A small family in a cosy house doing their everyday stuff.

Tell us who are your best friends and why do you like to hang out with them and the activities you all frequently do together.

I don't really like to name 'best friends', because people may get hurt if I left them out.

Activities... Hmm, activities. Let me see. I'm an introvert - that means I rarely 'hang out' with people. I do go for the occasional movie and stuff but that's about it. I'll have more to say next year onwards though, cause me and one of my good friends are going to the UK together to pursue our Law degrees!

Since pictures speak a thousand words, let me just post some of my friends and I here.

We were in Taman Negara where we tortured a fish (sorry fish!) Don't worry fish lovers, we let it go in the end. I think.

Form 5 class gathering!

When you are meeting new people how do you describe yourself?

Hello, I'm Angelina; I'm 19 this year, and I'm a Malaysian. I love gaming, I'm a Law student and I like chickens... yadda, yadda.

No, really. Do people really describe themselves to strangers these days? Even extroverts? I really doubt so. Most people, if not all, get to know new people better by socialising. Not by carrying out some interview session! :)

Is identity important to you and your friends? How important is standing out / being different to you and your friends?

I don't know about my friends, but deep down inside, I love to stand out. I mean, who doesn't? If they could, everyone would want to be the top student in their class, everyone would want to look beautiful/handsome and everyone would want to be successful in their lives. And on top of that, everyone wants to be unique. The way we dress, the way we carry ourselves and the way we communicate with others all contribute to creating an identity that is unique to us.

I don't follow fashion trends, I wear whatever I think looks great. My friends describe my style as 'elegant', which I am happy with because that's what every person want to achieve! You can find me on a typical day wearing office trousers and a random top, usually double-layered - because I think jackets and coats look absolutely awesome! Because #1, it disguises your waist to make you look slimmer and #2, it gives you a really curvy body even if you don't really have one!

Psst, that's how I get away with my binges without anybody noticing!

It cannot be denied that one's outlook is very important, but I think one's knowledge can be even more interesting! That said, I love reading and learning about new things during my free time. I believe knowledge has helped me meet some very great friends who have really interesting facts to share. I guess that's what I meant when I said I'm very picky about friends (in my Day 1 post). I socialise with people with something to talk about. I absolutely cannot stand talking to people who only know gossip. Because I don't care what X's friend's sister's cousin's friend's brother's girlfriend's classmate's friend did. And I don't care if A is dating B. I don't even care if they got married and had kids. These have absolutely nothing to do with my life.

Does religion affect your choice of friends? Explain your answer.

Let me get it out first. I'm an atheist.
atheist (n.) One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods.
Yep, I don't believe we have a god. But that's a totally irrelevant and long-winded discussion, which I will not get started on.

And yes, I believe it has somewhat influenced the way I choose my friends. I'm not totally against religion, because I think a lot of people base their morale on it, but I don't think people should be blinded by religion and religion only, because we really should make our lives more useful. I have friends from all religions, but let's just say they don't put up scriptures from their holy book all over their walls, stick quotes on their car windows and use them as their bookmark. They also won't drop dead if their God suddenly disappeared. They are religious, but not insanely religious, let's put it that way.

How do you and your friends like to categorize people of your age group . i.e EMO, Skater, JPop, KPop fanatic, Hip Hop, Goth, freak, geek, shutterbug, others? What are the three most popular groups/looks amongst you and your friends?

This question is a fun one :)

Let me just put them in list form:

The Americans
The Americans are not really Americans but try to act like one.
How to spot an American:
  1. They speak like, you know, like, they have, like, a freaking, like, speech problem and they, like, make every sentence, like, sound like a question.
  2. They wear extremely low-cut tops and expose as much cleavage as they possibly can with a push-up bra.
The Dramatics
The Dramatics like creating big scenes out of small issues.
How to spot a Dramatic:
  1. They drop their pen/ruler/book/paper 98381437 times during class.
  2. They tear and crumple their paper dramatically when they write more than one word wrongly.
The Intangible Interference
The term 'intangible interference' can be found under a chapter called 'Nuisance' in Tort Law. It refers to something intangible that interferes with the enjoyment of the land, such as noise.
How to spot an Intangible Interference:
  1. They have an extremely loud voice.
  2. They interrupt (almost) anything you say.
  3. You can probably hear them from the other end of the room when they're talking.
  4. They burst out in a loud laugh even though they are too stupid to catch the joke - a fake laugh is so easy to spot.
That's about all I can remember so far. What groups my friends and I belong to, you ask? Well... We don't like to label, ya' know :P

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