Thursday, May 13, 2010

Most of my friends know each other because of me.

I like to introduce my friends to my friends so that they all can be friends. You know, so that they can talk to each other about what they missed about me if I go first.

Hopefully nice things lah. He he.

P.S. Happy 13th May, for whatever it means.

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Sunday, May 09, 2010
Syurga di bawah tapak kaki ibu.

Thanks for everything.

I love you Mama.

Happy Mother's Day.
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Saturday, May 08, 2010
RT @izham17 #dilemma
I have a dilemma.

I write more on Twitter than I do on this blog. The thing is, I was not the biggest fan of Twitter before and it's not even a year since I decided to join the 140-character mini-blogosphere that I've started to have second thoughts about giving this blog up for good.

I've been blogging since I was 14, back then when GeoCities was still around providing the easiest build-your-own website service. I can still remember few posts I wrote and my god if the posts were still around for your clickings, I think you might take some time to appreciate how long the way I took to get here.

Like writing on a piece of paper, or like playing a football match if I may, blogging requires quite a great deal of time spent on planning what to put forward. Everything has to be properly suggested in an organized system, just to ensure all those crazy things lingering in the head are told soberly. I may not hit the target everytime but I am still learning, of course, and I am enjoying every second of it.

Although sometimes writing is like singing, where sometimes people just wouldn't listen not because of the song, but your voice.

But that is not why I find the need and urgency to write a blog seem to fade away.

It is just that Twitter is annoyingly convenient!

It is so easy to tweet that it gives me the luxury to skip all verbosities that make my blog scrollable, and unreadable for the untrained and impatient eyes. I can tweet from almost everywhere because with 140 characters, you don't have to think much to share a tweet.

I even downloaded a Twitter application to my laptop and my phone, which I never did to easily update my blog.

What makes me feel bad is updating my Twitter gives me the same feeling as updating a long-winded blog post, only that it requires less effort.

But I guess Twitter and my blog should co-exist like DUKE and MRR2, whom always been great friends than enemies especially in providing alternatives to get me to Damansara. But if both of them were fighting, Federal Highway came to the rescue. That's right, thanks Facebook.

Ah Facebook tak payah cakap lah.

And of course, they remind me of two wives struggling to get a husband's attention and the next thing they know is the husband is going out with a younger, hotter college girl who is doing French Literature with hair and legs made in heaven.

I have a dilemma - whether to tweet or blog more often.

Oh shit, did I just tweet, again?

P.S. Do me a favor, be part of the dilemma, because a problem shared is a problem halved.
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Monday, May 03, 2010
Over and Out, and In
So many things happened this season, with stories I don't even know where to start.

So I started by looking at the picture for few minutes and recapped the season which should have been painted red.

Liverpool failed to deliver and cracked under pressure, thanks to brilliant run last season and Rafa's series of tactical mishaps.

This might well be Fernando Torres' worst season with Liverpool, and with injuries being the main contention, even Spanish national team could feel the heat. Steven Gerrard needed someone like the departed Xabi Alonso to fill the gap, but Rafa gave him Lucas Leiva, and injury-laden Alberto Aquilani was left on the sideline to recover.

The misfortune snowballed into great disappointment among Koppites when they had to throw the Champions League brethren white flag to give way to either Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa who looked to have wanted it more.

So domestic competitions were nowhere to be beautiful playgrounds for Liverpool to play around. FA Cup and League Cup were wasted and eyes were turned to Rafa's so-called specialty: Europe.

His prophecy was denied when Liverpool headed exit in Champions League group stage, but the man had the chance for consolation in the second-class Europa League, formerly known as UEFA Cup, which Rafa had won once with Valencia.

Liverpool were unconvincing throughout the run in Europa League, but managed to sneak further with some magic from some inconsistent players like Ryan Babel and David N'Gog. Well it was hardly magic, it was luck, and Atletico Madrid sent lucky Liverpool out of Europa League when former Arsenal and Manchester United's Jose Antonio Reyes and Diego Forlan combined to send a message to Rafa that Anfield is a trophy-less fortress yet again this season.

Rafa is a crazy scientist. He is looking to create something big from something small, we all know that. But fans are not paying patience to see their team to do well.

He gave Liverpool three things: Istanbul, Fernando Torres and that's all.

Sorry Rafa, I think it is about time for you to go.

The season's over for Liverpool, no matter what happened in Hull. I don't care who will leave and who will stay this season, but come next season, I want this season to be something that will not happen again.

So many things happened this season, with stories I don't even know where to start.

And as for me, the season has just begun, and I hope I will not have to end this.

P.S. Follow me on Twitter!

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