Monday, April 14, 2014

Neighbours in KL

I stepped out of the house this morning and saw my next door neighbour already waiting in front of the lift. 
We got into an already occupied lift and got out at the same basement level. 

I walked slightly behind her towards my parking, which was also adjacent to hers, when she suddenly turned around and said,"You kerja MRT jugak ke?"

Er, wait a second. That question sounds weird so why don't we hear that one more time. I replied, "Apadia?"

She repeated the question. Okay I didn't hear it wrong. 
I hesistantly said yes. 

"Rasa macam MRT jugak. Tapi tak pasti. You department offset kan?" she added. 

It took me one full second to realize that she works for the same company. 

And stays exactly next door. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Minus 6: Jitters of half a dozen

The moon has been written often,
its compared to more than once,
but this paper I have soften,
with inks and words that dance.

why do they dance and twirl,
why do they never stop for awhile,
as if they mock how I feel,
the turbulence, they wont die.

Die away and give way to calmness
but the heart desist to be calmed
it grows every second restless
it beats and beats in alarm.

Flowers they bring colours,
the sun, it brings warmth,
Love's one of life's wonders,
anything, a man for her doth.

There is nothing more to say, to write,
Words can't explain, they've no might,
What comes, will come alright,
and I will carry the ring to her, through day and night.

Less than a week.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

mondegreen of Team, by Lorde

newsfeed never satisfy me,
the news are never new,
nor they drew me in,
reused words long past their due

we're living in cities,
building's highest earth has ever seen,
but we've never been so empty,
like a pod without beans

handshakes feels so foreign,
coz fingers are stuck to the screen,
scrolling, scrolling, scrollin
meals, meetings and the times in between

i know your phone's got retina 300 pix
but i'd prefer, look at my eyes when I speak
i don't know what's so interesting on insta
but I was just about, gonna, gonna..


we're living in cities,
building's highest earth has ever seen,
but we've never been so empty,
like a soul without a seal.

oh the irony, is not lost to me, as I post it on a social site.
as the title suggest, the repeating verse is a mondegreen of Lorde singing her song, Team. link

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


it's supposed to snow tomorrow,
but it's raining tonight, instead.
rain patters on the pane,
tip tap, asking to get inside,
or to call me out

but I'm shielded in my sheets
toes curled and I'm balled
the night to you i bid,
goodnight, au revoir

it's supposed to snow tomorrow,
and I am laying in my bed,
in my sleep I'll dream of my dream,
a stroll along the strands of sands,
or to take you out. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Think tank 1.1

He walked through the door and into a desolated tunnel. There was a few footsteps marking on the whitewashed wall but other than that, the place looked clean. The door closed silently as she stepped inside, causing the room darkened a bit before the lights grew brighter to compensate the semi transparent door.

"Change your clothes," Andran said. He didn't turn around as he began to walk, relying only on the sound of another pair of footsteps following close behind.Only when he stopped at a junction that he noticed the woman was still clad in black. She stood next to him, eyeing the different way the tunnel forked out to. Left led to another tunnel, while the right paved onto a climbing road. Meanwhile, Adran was eyeing her with his eyebrows creased.

"Why are you still in black?" he asked.
"Hm? Whatabout it?" she said.
"Change your clothes," he said.
"I don't have any spares," she replied.
Adran rubbed his right eyebrows.
"I am not saying you to get naked here, just change the colours," he said.
"Into what?" she asked.
"Into quartz. Into this," he said. He said 'Quartz!' to his wristwatch, before shaking his arms. The watch's colour began to swirl and a few second later it was aqua in colour. "Now change it," Adran said. This time he didn't move before seeing with  his own eyes.

"How did you do that?" the woman asked. Her face was solemn but her eyes betrayed her curiousity.
"It's Leetex. Don't you guys have them anymore?"
"Yeah. Yeah, sure," she said. "We have them, but it didn't manage to get through the rift?"
Adran rubbed his right eyebrows again. "I didn't know Leetex can't survive the Travel. They must have made them not like they used to, I guess," he said as he laughed, alone. Adran then pulled of his blue robe and threw it to the woman. She just watched as the cloth hit her body and slid to the ground, before picking it up and throwing it over her shoulder.Adran just shook his head in disbelieve before turning on his heels and walking up the inclining road. He said 'Skin!' to his wristwatch and shook his arms. The watch turned almost invisible on his hand, only a faint silver silhoutte of the watch can be seen along with the blue font displaying the time.

to be continued...