Sep 15, 2011

Scaredy Cat, and A Night of Superstitions

A few months back I had one of those sleepless night everyone has. When I couldn't sleep, I would read. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. So that particular night was very quiet. Any sound will carry into my room. Around midnight, I heard the dunsai.

If you're a Kadazan, the dunsai is not a sound you're likely to forget once you heard it. Its so eerie that it sends shivers up and down your back and its only played with 3 gongs, using only one note. *shivers* Its the sound that tells you that somewhere out there, someone has passed away.

Then I heard dogs barking. Very near to my house. Seems like the dogs bark from far up the street and come down my street. I remember that dogs can see the spirit world. There's even one saying that if you put tahi mata anjing on your eyes, you can see that world, too. And the sound of the dogs barking was like there was someone walking down the street.

By this time I was trying to calm myself. The worst was yet to come; the banging on the door! Not only did it sound like somebody was banging the door with their fist, it sounded like they used both fists too! It felt like they were banging on my front door!

Suffice to say it was a looong night for me. The sounds didn't stop after that. It just kept on going and going. It was a weird and scary night for me, aitelyu! D: Thankfully there was Gtalk, and Ganaesh and Patrick told me that I'll be fine.

P.S: What's tahi mata in English, anyway?

Arrrr, Come Ride On Me Bus!

One thing about Kota Kinabalu is the fact that the bus system is efficient. Though the quality is terrible, there's ALWAYS a bus. It's easier to go into KK than it is to travel out of KK.

I, myself, don't have a car. So the bus is my only viable option to travel to and from work (excluding my brother's kindness of sending me to work). Now, going in and out of KK is easy, it's heading into the kampung (village) areas that's tricky. For that, we need the pirate van.

A pirate van is a privately-owned van that may or may not be under a union. It's something like a teksi sapu. These pirate vans will wait at a designated place for passengers. Once the bus is full, it will move. The waiting time could be from as short as 5 minutes to as long as 2 hours, depending on the time of day. As it's a van, it is really small and sometimes the driver will let 4 people sit on a 3-seater. Woe to those big-bodied people. This is the occasion where I feel extra-wide :(

It's worse in the evening, because by then all the mosquitoes come out and feast on the passengers. And I hate mosquitoes with a passion (because of a certain dengue incident). D:

Sep 14, 2011

Rainbows, Unicorns, Mad Photoshop Skills!

So I bought some new pens to replace the ones I've lost. Unfortunately, I forgot that 0.4-size pens do not translate well once scanned. Whoops! XO This means that I have to post the pic in its original size, or you won't be able to read it!

Today's post is a comic :3 (Because I feel that I haven't done ANY recently).

UPDATE! I decided to colour it! It's about time, don't you think? :3 Whatcha guys think?

Photoshop is difficult for me! One day I hope I can use it to its full advantage! *fingers crossed* :D

Ganaesh's New Girl: Anna!

This is Ganaesh. He usually look like this. Quite a serious looking chap, isn't he? 

Well there aren't that many things that can rattle his serious demeanour. Which is why I take much enjoyment in making him tick :3. Besides yours truly, he gets excited about all things anime, movies, games (a regular ota-geek) and of course... gadgets!

Namely, his phone. As you can see, he loves his N8 and its quite adorable to see him fondling that thing. The things he does with that phone... XD

Anyway! A few months back, the phone got sick or something. Had to spend quite some time in the Nokia service centre. And even after that, they told him that it would never be the same, the poor thing. It's quite a pity because the phone can do some pretty impressive stuff. All seemed bleak when some good news came.

One word: Anna.

Now, Anna is the name of his current obsession. LOL! More specifically, a new firmware update for his phone. I hear it's fast and spiffy. Can't wait to see it for myself. :)

I hope your phone is fine now, by.

P.S: Belle is the second firmware update. That's coming soon. Ho boy.