Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Crazy Little Thing Called Love :)


Oh ! Oh ! Mario Fans !! Sawadee Kapp !! 

Hahaha.. I am so crazy for Mario Maurer & Fern Pimchanok Luevisadpaibul and their 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' a.k.a 'First Love'. 

Fern & Mario's First Love has become an Asian sensation. This movie is quite an inspirational movie about Nam (Fern) and Shone (Mario) who kept their love for each other as a secret from each other for 3years and waited patiently for each other for almost 12 years !!! *wow*

The movie begins with Nam, a year one junior having a crush towards her year 3 senior,Shone. She tried to do many things with her 3 best friends to get his attention. 
Nam and her three best friends
In the beginning of the movie, Nam was an ugly girl but she has the cute and interesting side of her but Shone was the hottest guy at school and every girl at school is hitting on him. Nam joined the Drama Club because Shone was in the Art Club which is assisting the Drama Club in making their props and costume.
Nam stalking on Shone at a coffee shop after school
 It turns out after that, Nam was chosen to play the role as 'Snow White' in the next drama.
Nam as the Snow White
There was this one sweet incident when Nam almost fall from the stage and Shone caught her hand. *love it* 

After the drama, Nam turned into a beautiful girl and start taking care about her appearance. At the same time, Shone's childhood friend, Top moved to the school and started to show interest to Nam.

Shone & Top in their school uniforms

Top is watching Nam performing as Snow White
Not long after that, Nam was chosen to become their province's drum major because of her beauty.
Nam as a drum major
On Valentine's Day, Shone gave a white rose to Nam but he said it was from his friend (it was actually from him but he was tight lipped and he couldn't say that the rose was from him). 

Shone and his white roses
On the next day, Top confessed to Nam and Nam agreed. Top,Nam and Shone spent time most of their time together after that and Nam begins to abandon her 3 best friends. On one of her best friend's birthday,(Cheer), Nam went on a picnic with Shone and Top and their popular friends.

Nam and Shone during their picnic
During the campfire, Top kissed Nam. When he sent Nam home after that, Nam asked to break up with Top. At the same time, Nam is also abandoned by her friends who were hurt by when she decided to go on a picnic on her best friend's birthday.Heartbroken, Nam diverted her attention to studying but she never forgets about Shone. In the end of her third year, she makes up with her best friends and becomes the top student.

Nam with her friends - befriend again
As promised by her father (earlier in the movie), if she excels in her examination, she will continue her studies abroad and live with her father in America. Her friends convinced her to confess to Shone before she leaves for America and never be able to see Shone again. Nam agrees and prepared a white rose for Shone

Nam is preparing a white rose for Shone
On the last day at school, Nam went to the pool to confess but at the time, Shone was in a 'fake relationship' with his best friend,Pin. Nam was shocked and fell into the pond. *I cried every time I watch this part*

After she confessed
Nam was once again heart broken and decided to move on although she knows deep inside she will never be able to forget Shone. Shone, on the other hand, went home and received a news from his father that he is joining Bangkok Glass Junior Football Team. Thrilled, he hugged his mother and went to the fridge where he still keeps the chocolate Nam gave him from 3years ago. He went into his room and opens a notebook which he keeps Nam's pictures in it. *this is one best part where, the flashbacks shows how Shone also have the same feeling towards Nam all these years but he was unable to express it.I cried to this part every time I watch this movie.*

Some of Nam's photo in Shone's notebook

Both Nam and Shone after the last day at school
After that, 9 years passed and now Nam is a successful and beautiful fashion designer and Shone is a famous (and still a handsome) professional photographer.  
Nam's Transformation
Shone after 9 years,longer hair, darker skin..but still as handsome as ever.. :)
Nam is invited to be a guest in a TV show where she revealed her unchanging feelings towards Shone and tell us how she used love in a good way to inspire her to change from and ugly girl into a beautiful girl and study really hard to become the best student and impress Shone. The host then announced Shone as the special guess. Nam was shocked to see Shone. She asked Shone if he has been married. He answered : 
'I have....been waiting for someone to return from America' :) *so sweet !*

It was a happy ending and why I said this movie is an inspirational movie despite the whole storyline revolves around teenager's love ??? This movie for me is about a teenager who is having a crush to her senior. It is very common in our society actually, even I had experienced this but none of them was actually love. In this movie, Nam was deeply in love with Shone to the extent that she voluntarily try to improve herself for good no matter how difficult it is. In other way, she is using love as an inspiration for her to become better in every aspect. *the same thing is happening to me now, I am trying to use my love for 'him' and make this love change me to become a better person*. There are also elements of friendship in the movie between Nam and his friends and Shone and Top. Shone never confessed to Nam because he promised Top that he would never hit on Nam after Top broke up with Nam.

Moral of the story is, love finds us. No matter how far we chase the love, if it is not destined to be ours, it will never be ours and no matter how far we try to run away from the love, if it is ours, it will eventually be ours, no matter how long it takes. This happened to me.(almost similarly but not the same) When I was in primary school, I was in the same school with 'him'. Then we meet again in the secondary school but never once I thought fate would tie us in a special bond like this,now. There was once I had a crush on him but it eventually faded when he moved to another school. All I thought at that time, crushes come and goes. Never once I think of him coming back into my life after few years, confessed and here we are. Like this. My story might not be as sweet as Nam&Shone's. All of us have our own stories. But however the story goes, LOVE is a powerful force. Use it for good and look how great yourself can be. *As how Dumbledore said it : USE IT WELL* Be loved, be inspired, be strong for the person you love, is a beautiful thing. 

P/S: Can't wait for A Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2 : The Missing Years.. The sequel movie of A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a movie that will reveal what happened to Nam and Shone during the 9 years they are apart with each other. Can't wait !! Can't wait !!! :P hahaha.. 

I guess this is it for now..Thanks for reading !! :) 

---> This movie is based on a true story and I would love to know the lucky two person who are having this sweet love relationship ~.~  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

School in Hosital Programme


Last 14th March, I went to Hospital Sultanah Nuz Zahirah. Was I sick ?? No, not at all. I was there for Sekolah Kita Programme or also known as School in Hospital Programme. This is a charity programme which is under the Faculty of Languages and Communication (FALCOM) UniSZA which gives us the opportunity to go to HSNZ and meet unfortunate kids who fell ill and unable to attend class. So we will go there and teach them English and other things to help them cope with the classes that they missed and we should also entertain and cheer them so that when they are being happy and in a positive state of mind, they will be able to heal faster.

 My group consisted of 6 members which includes me. The other members who went was Jemba, Payeh, Farhan, Yana and Dayah. Yes, the members for the drama last time. Yes, the same old face. But with these people I feel comfortable and easy to work with and so I choose them to team up with me. (Since I was the one Madam Mahani trusted to find the people interested to join this programme, I had the power choosing who I want in my group and I also had the power to arrange the people in the groups that I feel suitable..hehe) And since our group was the first to go, we must be able to really work with each other regardless of any situation that might come our way.

Last week was one busy week and quite packed and so, we haven't had that much time to meet up with the lecturer that will be accompanying us. At first I thought that the lecturer would be Madam Mahani and then on Wednesday she gave me a list of every student joining this programme along with their groupings and their respective lecturers in charge. I went to FBK's office in the evening at four after my Talaqi class.  After seeing the list, I learn that the lecturer who will accompany is Madam Alia whom I barely know, since she doesn't teach me and so I asked Madam Alia's phone number from Madam Mahani and called Madam Alia to brief her about what we are going to do for this programme. Unluckily for us, Madam Alia was on her way home when we called and so she asked us to meet her on the day after that (Thursday). That night, we prepared a little bit of things that we wanted to do for the kids.

On the next day, we had UBI class at Umar Lab which is just two blocks away from Ali, (Madam Alia's office is at Ali). After the class, I checked my phone and Madam Alia texted me to ask me to meet Madam Sally to brief about the activities that we planned for the kids. I walked to Ali with Farhan and Yana as Dayah, Payeh and Jemba had to meet their Academic Advisers. We briefed the activities we wanted to do and showed to Madam Sally some of our materials. She was surprised that we actually prepared. Madam Sally was actually expecting us to not yet prepared anything since we haven't met the lecturer who will accompany us. We told Madam Sally that we asked Madam Mahani's opinion and guidance in planning what to do with the kids. Madam Sally said that we did a great job and although we were the juniors, we actually prepared more than the seniors before us. After that, we had a little bit of a talk with Madam Sally and she shared with us about our seniors. (which is secret and I am not going to reveal it here ! :D )

At 1.40 we're supposed to ride in the van provided by the university but I was quite late and we only departed at 1.45. In the van, I briefed Madam Alia about our activities and she seemed satisfied and looking forward to seeing how we communicate,educate and entertain the kids. We arrived at the hospital at exactly 2.30pm but we lost our way since none of us including Madam Alia had ever went to Sekolah Kita Clinic before. It is a special room for this program, fully sponsored by Exxon-Mobil and located quite far from the Children's Ward. After we arrived at Sekolah Kita Clinic, we were brought to the cute and colourful classroom. Here are some pictures at the classroom and after this, I will continue sharing about the activities. Do relax your eyes first and enjoy all the pictures taken by Jemba.

Look at how colourful this class is

Some kids and their mother who are waiting for us
Introducing ourselves and asking the kids to introduce themselves

Teaching the kids about animals,their names and sounds

Yeah ! that's my drawings.. hehe

The kids were asked to match the names of the animals to the pictures
Singing and dancing to Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Yana is drawing one mask for herself

Helping Amirul to draw his animal mask

Dayah and Daniel with his animal mask

Helping Yana to wear her 'Mighty Tiger Mask'
Daniel is trying his luck

Zul managed to pull the block without ruining the whole arrangement

Yana wanted to try too
me, Dayah and Farhan with Daniel who had problems with his kidneys

Dayah,Yana & Farhan with Aiman, he had Thalasemia

Jemba with Daniel, Zul Irfan and Zul Aiman

All the group members with the kids
 The activities we did was first, asking the kids to match the animal names to their respective pictures. After that, we asked the kids to make the animal's sounds and ask them which animals had furs, which animal had beaks and so on. We awarded the kids with a friendship bracelet which we made on our own. After that, we proceeded to animal mask making. We helped the kids to make their masks according to the animal of their choice.Next, we sang and dance to the nursery rhymes, Old MacDonald Had a Farm with the kids. Since the kids were sick, we asked them to just sit while joining us with the singing and the dancing. After we were done with the singing and dancing, we talked to them of what they had learned. We danced 'Chicken Dance' with them and played the blocks. Who ever ruined the blocks will sing a song. I was the one who ruined the block and thus I sang 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' along with the dance. After playing a few games, we danced to 'Chicken Dance' again and asked the kids to write on a piece of paper, their name,age and what they have learned today. After that we took a brief moment to thank the kids for cooperating with us and spending time to learn and have fun with us. We also thanked the mothers who allowed their children to join us in the programme and we had some photos taken with the kids.

And before going home, I also had a chance to pose 'cute-ly' on one of the cute chairs in the room and with one of the bears. :)

HAHA ! This is all for now ~ Till I write again in the next post ~ Thank You for reading !! :) Assalamualaikum..