Friday, January 27, 2012

It's in the name

This is one of those post where I'm trying to procrastinate from doing my work. Oh well! Whilst eating my deliciously healthy McDonald prosperity meal, I was praising myself that I was good at naming things. Not naming as in, name the capital of the states and what not, but give things/living things name. I have a cat named 'Hey Jude' because I was in love with the song and now he is affectionately called 'Jude'. Recently my mother bought a puny fighting fish, and he is given a name ancient people might say larger than life, 'Poseidon'. I thought it suited him well. I didn't want to give my pets names like 'Furball' or 'Potato' I wanted them to have names that have special meanings to me. A good solid name.

So what about my name. My dad wanted to give a short name, he has quite a long name so he knew the hassle. He wanted to call me 'Ina' so he named Nurlina. Nur is a very common name for my people to put within a name. I sometime feel that it is like a filler. That's why no one here calls people Nur, because it's just part of name nothing more. But Nur means light in arabic and it could also mean enlightment. Such a big meaning for a small word. Moving on to my main name, Lina. In Arabic, it means tenderness. In chinese Li is pretty and Na means elegant. That's what Wikipedia says. I forgot what my friend told me.

So am I enlightened, tender and elegant? Oh how I wish. When I see what my name means, I can't help but to think that I am completely the opposite. Here I am, a awkward, tomboyish girl who does not have elegance in her blood. I would love to live up to my name but I am who I am. Some might say that the name defines the people. That's why people with titles or has a prominent family name in his/her name feel proud of their heritage. Sometimes too proud, I mean come on, that was your ancient granddad's success not yours. I do believe that you have to choose a name wisely. You don't want to name your son 'donkey' though there are so many cases of people naming their poor child 'Pilot Inspector'. *palm face* I feel sorry for the kid already. You can be a descendant of a king but who cares if you are a sourpuss.  Names are important but it does not define who we are. I mean this definition is ancient, maybe it's time for a new definition.

From now on, I shall be

Nurlina : Awesome.

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm currently unproductive


One week of holiday, oh it's gonna be the good life!

I promised to do a post on concert etiquettes, so I think I'm going to do one now, because I'm really bored.
So kids, here is your guide to a concert!

1. Be comfortable. I see people wearing heels, dresses as if they are going to a dinner and it does not look comfortable. T-shirt and jeans are fine. Wear sneakers, your feet will thank me. I really don't know how people wear heels, why would you do that to your feet, what have they done to you?! But then again you might have a better view in heels. Hmmm.

2. Remove items that could be harmful to others, e.g watches, bangles, heavy necklace. Bulky items on your body parts are dangerous weapons when you are jumping.

3. TALL PEOPLE. YEAH. Please, help a brother or sister and let them be in front of you. It's not like you couldn't see if they were there. I friggin hate tall people in concerts.

4. Don't be obnoxious. You can have the spirit and the excitement. But screaming at random people and being loud does not make you cool, it makes you an inconsiderate attention seeking person. E.g When I was lining up to enter the concert, there was a bunch of teen girls going around pestering people and shouting random things at them. They thought they were the s**t. No, it was annoying. And don't whine, this is not MTV. We don't want to know your drama.

5. Carry some money and your phone in your pockets. Bags are not recommended. Easier, that's all.

6. If you're in a group, and you get split up, choose a meeting point to gather after the concert so it's,again, easy peasy.

7. Eat something light before, and make sure you have emptied your bladder. Though you probably would sweat off what ever you drink.

8. The concert only starts when the lights dim, be prepared for people pushing you at this moment. It will last for a few minutes, hang in there.

9. Enjoy it, don't record it. Like seriously, be in the moment. I see people taking out all their gadgets and all I want to do is smack it off their hands and watch it break as it hits the floor. Again inconsiderate people. A-hole level douche.

Couldn't make it to ten. Might add something once I remember anything else. I'm tired. I'm going to sleep now.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

No fostering seen

Just got back from Foster the People,

Just realized it was Friday the 13th, albeit I'm not superstitious.
Well, it wasn't great, and it wasn't the band's fault. It was just the atmosphere, it was all wrong!

First of all the venue, KL Convention Center has never been the place to hold a concert! So dear bands, don't book that place ok. And it was just awkward! The safety was horrible, particularly in the beginning. Some insensitive, mindless, people start to shove each other, which cause the crowd to sway from left to right. It was really scary, a lot of people fell down. It was just awful, that really dampened my mood.

Not to mention the tall people in front. Hey I know you guys deserve the right to stand wherever you like but please think of the little people like me who practically saw nothing. If you want to go to a concert with your significant other, please I beg you, don't wrap your arms around each other and start to jump. It gives an unpleasant sight and you would take a lot of place. Speaking of place, I thought it was overcrowded or was it my imagination. But damn those fools who shove *shakes fist*

Back to foster, oh man they're so attractive. I know I sound like a bimbo but they are just *sigh* handsome. And Mark Foster's smile, ughh charming. And Pontius I still want babies with you, yes babies! Plural. Because they would be so beautiful :') OH the sound system sucked. MAJOR. PHHHHFFTT. I barely heard him sing. And Ponsi, or Pontius oh the concentration as he played the drums. Oh marry me please.

So they played most of the songs in their album except HOUDINI. LIKE HOW COULD THEY. I know we sucked as a crowd, but we were so enthusiastic. But they played 'Ruby', 'Broken Jaw' and covered Weezer's 'Say It Ain't So'

Mark Foster is so talented hmmph, I wish I could described how the rest were. But I couldn't see anything. But all in all, I did kinda enjoy the concert. It's Foster the People! And I thoroughly enjoyed their songs. But next time I don't think I want to be in the mosh pit, I'm getting too old for this :P next time it will be sitting and watching from afar. And plus I had great company! Spent the evening with my fabulous three girls.

It wasn't that bad :)


I think I should write a guide on going to a concert.

Next post, pinky promise.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

More cheese?

This is a totally random post. On my way to college, this song was playing on the radio and it brought a nostalgic feeling. So after searching through 80's rock ballad, I found it! This is so going to be my karaoke song!!! I don't know why but I'm just so giddy hahahaha.