Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bus Crash No More!!!

http://buscrashnomore.blogspot.com/

To my beloved friends,

I am sure that we had gone through the period when we had to board express buses, especially when we were not at the liberty to drive the family car yet...when we were studying away from our family.

Have you ever been appalled by any bus drivers' recklessness on the road? Have you ever felt that your life might be endangered but you still had no choice but to board the bus?

Just because you were longing to meet your beloved family and friends, just because you wanted to be back at where you really belong...

And I am sure that whoever that read about Nian Ning's demise were shocked beyond comprehension. According to the recent news, the driver had 19fines!!!

Please do sign the petition. Even though you might not need to take a bus again in your lifetime, what about your siblings? Your friends?

I would like to extend my gratitude to those who sign the petition. Lets make Malaysia's roads a safer place.

Note: For those who have a blog, please post this on your blog as well. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A piece of good news! (A stale news for a lot of us though :p)

Well, I have passed my driving test!

I know that I should have gotten my license like 3 years ago when I was in Form 5...yet time did not allow me to get it until this summer holiday...

So, oh, well, the girl who had never, in her life, have any sense of direction, will have to get herself familiar to the roads!

Hmm...in retrospective, I had to be at other's mercy to go anywhere...but now, I have a newly gained freedom which most of my peers gained a couple of years back...

Should I be glad? Or can it turn into something else?
Mom always says that once the initial thrill wears off, I will start to dread the fact that I will have to start being a chauffeur...

Whatever the future maybe, I will still treasure this proof to adulthood!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Forever Young--dedicated to Nian Ning

Trapped in the glorious years
within the memory of belief, lost of all grief.
Take the reasons,
which once seemed so clear,
but never mind, you have nothing to fear.
For you my friend will be, forever young,
Forever in the heart of memories.

Lost in the glory of all time,
the wisdom was there within that smile,
You see you could have told us,
there within lies the mystery.

So shed a smile, and grin a tear,
For you my friend, will be,
Forever young, Forever young.
Forever in the heart of memory,
We see not through or misery.
Forever young, forever young.
There's a new angel tonight.

http://www.netpoets.com/poems/death/1410001.htm

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Rest in Peace, Nian Ning II

I will miss you!

I saw the bulletin on Friendster, posted by Ann. It seemed so incredible that someone so youthful would suddenly leave us. I wished so much that this was just another forwarded message. But, I saw so many testimonials on both Friendster and Facebook-- R.I.P.

Shock began to register. I was just too stunned.I was at a pang of loss.

There was nothing I could do! I just posted testimonials and prayed for her in my heart.

And then I found myself started to sob uncontrollably. She was so young. I feel so awkward to use past tense on her.

She was a PSD-sponsored medical student and she would have such a bright future!Being an all-rounder, she was brilliant in swimming and cooking as well.

It could have happened to one of us as easily.

Life is so vulnerable.

I have started to miss her. Missing her bubbly personality, her sunshine-like smile, her love towards life, her everything that I know from our short friendship, starting from Sunway University College.

And I hate myself for not taking out a little time to meet her in UNSW when I visited there last winter. I hate myself for not knowing her well, as she was such an angel.

Honestly, she was not my closest friend. I don't even have a photo taken with her recently. Yet, the pain felt so personal. I cannot imagine the extent of grief her most beloved family and friends feel.

Mom told me that life is precarious. And death is inevitable. And this was fated. She asked me to appreciate the people around me while I can because tragedy strikes unknowingly.

I am learning how to grieve.

Rest in Peace, Nian Ning!

Rest in Peace, Nian Ning

Two die, three injured in bus crash--the Star

IPOH: Two people died and three were seriously injured after the double-decker express bus they were travelling in lost control before crashing into a divider at southbound of Km382 of the North-South Expressway between Slim River and Behrang.

The two dead were identified as Mohd Zailini Mustafa, 23, and Lee Nian Ning, 21. Both are from Sg Nibong and Taman Bukit Gelugor, Penang, respectively.

The unidentified bus driver in the 5.55pm incident was also seriously injured.

There were 39 people on board including the driver and co-driver. The injured had been sent to the Slim River Hospital for treatment.

Slim River deputy OCPD Deputy Supt Adzhar Othman said initial reports found that the bus, which was travelling from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, had lost control and was lying sideways blocking both sides of the expressway.

“A multi-purpose vehicle, which was travelling behind the bus, could not brake on time causing it to crash onto the bus.

“The driver was however unhurt,” he said when contacted.

DSP Adzhar said the victims were pulled out from the bus by passing motorists.

The incident caused massive traffic jams on both sides of the expressway.

A Projek Lebuhraya Utara Selatan spokesman said southbound of the expressway had to be closed to traffic.

“We had to open a contra flow on the north-bound to allow traffic flow,” he said.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The meaning of CNY!!!

Well, my blog has already gathered enough dust to begin with....

I did not realise that CNY is just 2 weeks away...time really flies! But I think that is partly because the atmosphere is just not right...At least cookie baking and Aunt's CNY party will set the mood right, hopefully....

I have been preoccupied by my driving lessons. And I MUST get my license before CNY!!!!
Mom used to scare me when I was young that if I do not finished my homework before CNY, then I will have homework due every CNY...and the naive me sobbed so hard while concentrating to finish my Chinese calligraphy homework!!!!!!
So, well, I have always thought that I am NOT a superstitious person but what harm can it do if I just follow what other believe?

However, I can't help but feel that CNY has lost its meaning in my life along my way to adulthood. I used to look forward to it so much, mostly because I will have a nice holiday, without mom restricting the time that I can play with my cousins! But, now there is no 'special' holiday just for that... And my cousins have inevitably grown up as well...There are no more lighting fireworks together as we are no longer kids ( I did not dare to light them when I was young anyway...) and 'frying' bugs and dogs with fireworks...All these remained as part of my childhood nostalgia...still, I wish that I still can, one day, ask my cousins to do all these crazy things once again...to wake up the child in me :)

But, we have stop playing with each other too!

So, from an adult point of view, this CNY is just a alibi for me to reunite with my relatives and friends! At least I have an excuse to be happy, or do i need that? hmm...

Anyway, happy CNY, my friends!!!!!!!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt