Wednesday, February 20, 2008

the art of losing

Icy stares gave me fear,
Slight whispers I could hear,
Was it illusion?
Or the reality crashing in with frustration?

I could have done better,
No, I should have done better,
But no matter,
Because it's all over.

She caught me off guard,
Not prepared, I ran in with a torn heart,
I lost my steps,
The pattern wasn't synchronized,
The field made me trounced,
Was I being patrionized?

Constant whistles of 'Gerak Kaki!' echoed,
Leaving us beyond frustrated,
5-3 wasn't too bad,
But enough to make us sad.

Sunshine turned to gloomy clouds,
Laughters died down to frowns,
Jokes were replaced with tears,
As we sat together silently,
Wondering if the game was being played fairly.

This is the art of losing,
Badly crafted,
Sadly tasted.

*The above poem was based on the event that happened today.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

rombongan cik nik ke zoo negara

the self-proclaimed MR. BOND on a pony ride

with the elephants

rombongan cik nik

with the animal that has almost the same name with me, the zirafah

A post. Finally! I have just returned from Zoo Negara. Yeah, yeah. You probably think I'm too old for zoos but hey, animals know no age boundaries. A visit to the zoo is the first step to see, learn and love the animals. And when we love the animals then only can we provide a better world for them. Today was like my umm....6th time to the zoo? Yea, I think so. It wasn't as exciting to me as it was when I was younger but my cousins were so excited to see the giraffes, elephants, hippos etc.

The zoo looked dead and sad. The animals looked depressed. :( They could have done something better to the zoo (e.g. more big corporations could have sponsored more animals)but the poor condition of the zoo didn't affect the excitement of the younger kids as they could not even tell if the animals are healthily living or dying but that's perfectly fine. We pet the snake, fed the elephants with bananas and my younger cousins went on pony rides.

I guess today's trip was more of a family bonding and an exposure for the little ones to the animal kingdom. They particularly enjoyed the animal show.Here are some pics from the trip :)