Six Harsh Rules (but maybe they might not be true)

Rule 1- Life is not fair. Get used to it

Rule 2- The world won’t care about your self esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself

Rule 3- You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.

Rule 4- If you think your teacher is tough, wait til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure.

Rule 5- Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it Opportunity.

Rule 6- If you mess up, it’s not your parent’s fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

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Friends- Do They Make You Look Cool or Like A Fool (an article by some1)

Friends- Do They Make You Look Cool or Like a Fool?
“Hey, I thought we agreed about this?”

“Look, I changed my mind okay.”

“But we’re best buddies. Friends are supposed to stick around & help each other. After all, a friend in need is a friend indeed.”

“Sorry pal, that only happens on Disney channel. Besides, I’m your only puppy!”

Sounds ridiculous? Yes, maybe. But what if it really were are real conversation between two homo sapiens?Think that one party is being too selfish?Or perhaps the other party no longer feels comfortable and secure in the other person’s presence and decides to bid ‘adios’ before it’s too late.
A true friend sticks to you like elephant glue (that’s what most art teachers will claim). But are our friends really as sincere as we think? Those who claim to be your friend but who do not respect you for your values and principles will only take you for a ride in a little world of false hopes and pretensions. After all, haven’t we all heard of this little anecdote: being alone is better than having an evil companion but having a sincere companion is better than being alone.
Friends are special because we single-handedly pick them. Besides, we can’t live without our ‘power puff girls’. We enjoy meeting them and talking to them non-stop over the phone.  But ‘shopping’ for good friends can be a tricky thing. We’ve all been fed up with doses of Aesop fables regarding who we choose as our friends. Friends should be chosen based on positive character and not on popularity & status.
But so what? (you may ask). it’s not such a big deal even if he or she picks-pockets or talks in a language that no goody-two-shoes will be able to decipher. After all, it’s not like he or she is a drug addict or something. We all have our own faults. Besides, friends are supposed to stick together through thick or thin. Right? Wrong! To remain within the reach of a spotted leopard means that it will surely spring on you one day.
Have we ever realized that we become like those whom we hang out with? Stop & think for a moment. The way we talk, the jokes we crack & the fact that we can’t get enough of Friendster & You Tube. Somehow there is a tinge of similarity when it comes to our personal traits and those of our buddies.
Here is a beautiful analogy that I’d like to share with you on how friends influence our lives. “The example of a sincere companion & a bad one is like a perfume seller. Every time you visit the perfume seller, you benefit from his or her shop: You either get some perfume as a present or you buy some from him. Or sometimes you at least obtain the beautiful fragrance when being with him. On the other hand, when being with the worker on the bellows you might soil your clothes or get a bad stench from him.” These were quoted by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Sociologists say that the ability to maintain friendships ebbs and flows with age. Here are some interesting facts about the number of friends we eventually have throughout our lives.
Number of best friends the average adult has : one or two
Number of casual friends an average adult has : ten to twenty
The amount of time it takes to form a lasting friendship : three years
Time of life when people have the least friends : middle age
Time of life when people have the most number of friends : young adulthood & old age
So, are your friends really worth it? Do they knock some sense in your head or do they make you feel guilty about the things you do together? But apart from judging others based on our own perceptions, we should ask ourselves this most important question: “Am I a sincere friend to others?” Think about that the next time you watch Disney Channel.

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Today was a very tiring day… First I had to go for running and then go for dancing. it was none-stop hard work la. Sigh, I’m practically sunburnt, aching, and exhausted from running, but, on top of that I have to go for swimming in the morning… This year is freakishly hectic. Oh well, what to do… Crap!!!! Bonnie & Amber, a shoutout to both of you: Please don’t link my 2nd blog and please don’t tell anyone about the 2nd blog or you shall suffer the consequences (joking la but if u really do tell then maybe i will do what i say). Heehee!! It’s kind of weird that while typing my new post, I have the stupid Girlfriend song in my head: Hey hey you you i know that you like me …. Argh!!!!!! It’ll take me quite a while to get it out of my head. Btw, thank you Andrew & Elena for the pizza!!! it was yummy!! I got this question from one of my friends who sent me an e-mail: What if George W. Bush was a Jedi? Ever thought about it? Haha!! Imagine George Bush in the black robes, with a Jedi sword thingy or whatever you call it… He looks so lame…. LOL!! This coming Friday is the Bronze expedition!! Yay!! I wonder who else is going besides Amber and Miyuki? I’ll find out bout that later…. Well, I’ll write more later.
xoxo
Shandel

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Last Day At Cheras…. (the saddest)

Today was the last day at Cheras before the Damansara kids have to go back to Damansara Cempaka. It was the most fun day I’ve had of the four days. We enjoy ourselves in Cheras more than in Damansara (in my humble opine). On the last day, instead of cheering for Beruang, I decided to hang out with Mei Shin, Justin, Xiu Yan, Azzim, & Harris. So sorry for not supporting Beruang… I just had to take a break from screaming until I almost lose my voice, and from cheering too much. But I did support Beruang on Tuesday & Wednesday (that is fair right?). Azzim : My partner in crime… Haha!
xoxo
Shandel

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Games Carnival

I’ve heard from quite a lot of people that Helang is winning majority of the sports in Games Carnival. WHAT HAPPENED TO BERUANG?? I mean, I didn’t hear (not once) that Beruang got first place for anything yet. Beruang keeps getting either 2nd place or third (but never fourth). By the way, I salute the Seladang & Harimau girl water polo players (secondary). Even though we didn’t win for Water polo, it was still a good game. Well, there’s always Sports Day… If we don’t win for Sports day, there’s always next year and so on.
xoxo
Shandel

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My Close Friends….

Sher May: The poet, expressionist, babe, really good friend
Melinda: Cute, very very happy, babe, really good friend
Kimberley: My twinny-twin-twin, perky buddy, also known as Mrs. Hedlund Wentz Way, known you since Std 1
Bonnie: Fellow crapper, sarcastic buddy, also known as Mrs. Iero (eye-year-oh) Martin Way, known you since Tadika and still don’t know who you are sometimes, Galavanter
Jane: Skinny buddy (even skinnier than I am), as perky as Kimmy, of all my friends I’ve never seen you cry before…..
Manveen: Harry Potter fanatic, a little blur, married to Sampras, 99% of the time smiling
Amber: Kingdom Hearts 2 addict, my friend since tadika as well, supporter
Mei Shin: My short friend (if you’re reading this, please don’t get offended, I’m seriously not trying to insult), Amber’s closest friend

Guys
Brian: Blur buddy, always beats me at almost everything (we still compare as to who’s the fastest swimmer, lol)
Roy: Another one of my short friends (when will you ever grow, I wonder?), Squeaky, Irritating (sometimes), known you since Tadika as well
Harris: Tall person (finally there’s someone taller than I am), a little sick in the mind (jking la), erm… just a buddy (i guess)
Azzim: Zim Zap, another squeaky one, another one of my erm…. buddies
Gao Jye: Looks innocent but deep inside he’s the most evil friend I’ve ever had, annoys me too much, irritates me like hell, *looks at gao jye with pure hatred*, but still a friend
Wen Xin: Nix New Hnuey (his full name spelt backwards), student tech, “so-called” class blogger who leaves all the hard work to the girls

that’s all i guess. ppl who’s names arent in here, ur still my closest frens
xoxo, Shandel

PS: Amber, don’t tell anyone the URL of this blog (i’m practically begging you)

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Pure Boredom

I’m getting so bored these days that even the TV infront of me is boring. Everything’s boring at home now. The only thing that keeps me occupied is my computer and my homework. And the Games Carnival! Heehee! Harimau won for netball so congrats to Harimau. Beruang didn’t win *sniff sniff* but there’s always next year!
Don’t know what else to say….. In other words, you could say that I am speechless (in a boring way).
xoxo
Shandel

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