cracker: a bragging liar

~ definition by Merriam Webster

... I lie, I brag, I boast naturally... so please don't get serious about whatever I say or write :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


minuet is pronounced as: me-new-at

I've always thought of minuet as sad song... but I was wrong.

I had my flute lesson today and had to play this minuet piece, I played the tune sadly and heavily, and was corrected by my flute teacher that minuet is a 3/4 dance... light and joyous! Like dragon flies touching the waters...

So I took out my classical collection, copied all the minuets and will be listening to minuets only for this week! :)



Here's a demonstration of flute on Bach's Minuet played by 500 flutist!
What a scene!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

The JPO Concert


Can't say I wasn't a bit disappointed...

It was my first real orchestra experience and I expect to be moved. But there I was, sitting in front of an orchestra comprising of about 70-80 musicians... and yet it felt no difference from listening to a CD recorded!

The performance by the JPO was no doubt superb, but the sound effect of the hall is really a big let down!

Kota Kinabalu in need of a real philharmonic hall!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Night Song at Amalfi

I asked the heaven of stars
What I should give my love--
It answered me with silence,
Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
Down where the fishers go--
It answered me with silence,
Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
Or I could give him song--
But how can I give silence
My whole life long? 


Sara Teasdale,1884-1933

Thursday, September 18, 2008

An Orchestra in KK

JPO Poster

I was give two free tickets to this concert... RM50 tickets!!

The following work will be performed:

Full Orchestra:
Soundtrack Highlights from-
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,
A.I (Artificial Intelligence) and
The Patriot

String Orchestra:
Soundtrack Highlights from-
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Prince of Egypt

Orchestra with Piano:
JS Bach piece, Concerto for two harpsichords, strings and continuous bass in C minor.

Piano pieces:
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach
Adios Nonino by Astro Piazzolla

The last part of the concert, performed by the Full Orchestra, is the massive and majestic Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 in C Minor.



I'm so thrilled that I would finally get a chance to see a real orchestra...
but also sad because I can't a single friend that would share my thrills!
No one is interested to go to the concert with me!

Sigh... looks like I'd have to go alone...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shallow Me

I'm a shallow person...
very very shallow...

If anyone tried talking "deep" to me,
my respond is a smiling face with a nodding head...

That's the sign that I don't get it!

I really admire friends who could say and/or write great stuffs...
people say if you read more, you'll be wise like them.

But I'm also a very lazy reader!

I'd rather learn things from the discovery channel than reading from the National Geographic magazine...

I'd rather "hear the news" from my brother than reading the newspapers (yucks, the newspaper stinks!)...

But I do make an effort to write an English blog here...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First Divorce

This morning was my first open appearance for a divorce case.

Although is was a clean break joint petition...

I was glue-less as to what I need to do in court!

When I got the file from the partner, he said:
"F, I need you to go to a divorce case for me tomorrow morning..."


"You read the papers and see what you can do lar..."



Next morning, there I was, in the open court with two "born in the 80s" petitioners for divorce and their two beautiful kids, in court... waiting for the case to be called.

In my mind I was planning that since my case is number 3 on the list, I could at least see what other lawyers do before I stand up to do my "speech"...

"Mana lar tau"... my case was the first joint petition case called...
I was so nervous that I can't speak clearly and the judge went:

"girl, you are speaking too soft, I can't hear you if you don't speak up"

Judge CS called me a "girl"... Oh, am I flattered!

After making sure that the petitioners intend to proceed with the divorce, judge looked at the petition papers and asked why weren't there any provision for the maintenance of the children by the husband. The wife is already not asking for any maintenance but she will have sole custody of the two children, whey weren't the husband paying anything... uh oh... truth is I don't have the slightest idea... the petitioning husband on the other hand quickly told the interpreter that he intends to give maintenance to the children... and for that reason, I gave a very bad impression to judge who surely thought what an incompetent lawyer I was when the husband wanted to give provision but I didn't pray for the matter in the petition.

Sigh, no one in the court knows that I was there not for my own case...


After the matter, I went back to the office only to find out that actually it was the petitioning wife who has refused to take the money from the husband and therefore maintenance for the children was not prayed for...


Nevertheless, all and all, today's was a good experience for me...
I've finally actually seen how family court in session!

I think I'd like doing family cases although, I might not approve of divorce so lightly!


The petitioners I represented this morning for example are merely in the early twenties... they could have so much more years together... and the kids are still so young... sigh...