Saturday, August 23, 2008

ABC: The Twilight Saga

I first started getting interested in Twilight was when I heard about it from my friend and I read a story that was somewhat similar to it in The Sims 2 website. I was instantly hooked! Mind you, I'm not a fan of Twilight from the very beginning as I only picked it up when New Moon's paperback was out. And the horror of waiting for Eclipse to come out after that was too hard to bear! I saw it at selling Singapore last December but couldn't bear to buy it because as ecstatic as I was for the book, I am in equal amounts, a frugal. It was bloody RM 69.90 as the paperback wasn't out yet. I mean, the most expensive reading material I've got is my Bible and my sister bought me that! Imagine my joy as Eclipse-the book I've been waiting for 6 months-finally came out in paperback in Malaysia! I saw it on sale in MPH that day and I instantly recognized its red on black cover from 10 feet away and literally ignored my mum talking to me at that time and just ran straight across to the comfort of the bookstore. When my shaking hands touched the book and breathed in the scent of the new book, I knew I was meant to take it home.
This year, when Breaking Dawn was out on the streets, I was positive I would have to go through it all again...the waiting...the worrying...all that stuff. But no! Bless the hearts of Stephenie Meyer and all the publishers at Little Brown as they launched the paperbacks and hardcovers together and just a few days later than US. I went to Midvalley with my friend at the opening of the mall doors and waited for MPH to open just to get the final installment of the Saga. Oh...and when I stepped into the bookstore, I knew where it was. I knew where I could get the long awaited final novel just by taking a swift look around. I quickly grabbed my friend and paid up. Ahh...the serenity of finally having all 4 books.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


For once, this prayer is for Aliff and Aliff only. I'm not asking for anything else...just him. I hope my faith is strong enough for this prayer. I also hope that you guys would pray with me for him together. I know this is not much, but this is the only thing I know how to do now.

O God Almighty,
Thank you for all the grace and blessings that You have bestowed upon us. And thanks be to You for all You have done. There is so much more I want to say but now, I just want to pray for my brother, Aliff and that You help him and guide him through his troubles. I know, Lord that You placed obstacles in front of us to lead us, prepare us and tell us of something greater. You would never let us face something that we can't handle. I also know that You would always be there when we are in any complication. Lord, I pray now for Aliff's sight of Your presence and that he would always know he can depend on someone. I don't want to confront him in anything at all. All that is done is done and there is no need for us to speak about what is past. God, all that I pray for now is for him to be happy and let go of what is past. All the hatred and pain in his heart would just fade away like that is of Satan's lies when Truth is clear. I pray for him to be what he wants to be, lies and all. None of us are perfect, anyway. I pray for him to be what you created him to be. Thank you again, for your mercy and love. For now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
In God's great name I pray