12 January: Key events on this day:
1915 - The United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote. (No wonder I'm a bit sexist. Maaf kaum-kaum ibu sekalian)
1966 - Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended. (I hope I don't make dumb decisions like this)
1966 - Batman the TV series debuts on ABC. (Pow! Kapow! Zap! Holy tight knickers, Batman!!)
1971 - All in the Family debuts on CBS. (I have the potential to become an Archie Bunker)
1971 - Harrisburg Six: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, DC. (Remember, remember the fifth of November? Guy Fawkes would've been proud)
1991 - Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. (1-2-3-4! We don't want a f***ing war!)
1995 - Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan. (I am inspired by Malcolm X. Thanks to Spike Lee)
1998 - Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning. (Thank goodness there are still rational people out there)
Oh, last but not least:
1980 - I was born. Yay!
Thanks to the greatest wonder of the modern era; Wikipedia, I am fortunate to learn that I share my birthday with some familiar names, such as:
1737 - John Hancock, American statesman (Signature signature. That was intentional btw)
1876 - Jack London, American author (I love The Call of the Wild!)
1944 - Joe Frazier, American boxer (Joe Labu ekekekeke)
1949 - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist (I've never read Murakami but been reading great reviews about his work)
1949 - Wayne Wang, Hong Kong-born film director (I am part of the Joy Luck Club)
1951 - Kirstie Alley, American actress (I wanna go where everyone knows your name)
1954 - Howard Stern, American radio host (I share his vulgarness)
1957 - John Lasseter, American director, founder of Pixar Animation Studios (Pixar doesn't make cartoons. They make great stories)
1959 - Per Gessle, Swedish songwriter and musician (Roxette) (Come join the joyride!)
1964 - Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur (I have shopped at Amazon and you should too)
1965 - Rob Zombie, American musician (I am truly honoured, your Satan-ness)
1967 - Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel (I am speechless)
1968 - Heather Mills, British activist (I love activists. I love the Beatles too)
1970 - Zack de la Rocha, American musician (I totally flipped out when I learned we shared bithdays. Genius loves company huh?)
1980 - Amerie, American singer and songwriter (I don't know her, but isn't it ironic Amri and Amerie are born on the same day in 1980?)
I was really surprised to learn that I share birthdays with some of my idols even (not Rob Zombie okay). That's the power of Wikipedia for you. If I ever become a milliionaire, 5% of it will definitely go to Wikipedia. So for my birthday wish, let me wish for a great 2008 ahead and for me to become a millionaire (so that Wikipedia will benefit from it :P)
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Monday, January 07, 2008
Tomorrow is just another day
If you've noticed, I've been working really
hard on getting a good entry up on this blog.
It's not that I didn't try you know?
Anyways, since I wanted to put up a list of things I accomplished in 2007, I'll just list it out since I am super duper busy with people, people.
In all 2007 was a topsy turvy year. They were the highs. There were the lows. I was betrayed, miserable, fell in love and got engaged all in one year. My life is a soap opera or Sinetron (whichever you prefer). Emotional roller coaster aside, this was the year I was confirmed into the service, meaning I can start looking for a house or get a loan to buy a motorboat (like seriously, there is such a loan provided). I also sat for my super-duper-periksa-yang-tiada-kaitan-atau-mempunyai-kaitan-yang kecil-dengan-bidang-tugas-saya
, also known as the PTK. No prizes for guessing how I did.
What else? Nothing much really. It was a big year for me because of the 'spying' and 'engaging' events held. Everything else was secondary. Didn't travel much this year either. There was only a Kuching trip to show for. I love Kuching and found a nice cosy place in the Singgahsana Lodge for those who crave for something different. If you're looking for someplace cheap and cosy in Kuching, this is the place to go to.
I guess that pretty much sums up my 2007. Here's what I'll be looking forward to in 2008 (it's not a resolution coz I hate resolutions. They're so over-rated. Just do the right thing):
1. Get married and have fun making babies
2. Waking up to someone at my side (altogether now.....awwwwww)
3. Have a super duper honeymoon to the Virgin Islands. (if that's not possible, Perhentian would do)
4. Re-design this blog (I know, I know. It's sooo over-due)
5. Plan my wedding properly (she'll love me for this)
Well, I guess that's it. The W word will definitely take up most of my time this year. I'm looking forward to the big day and I pray everything turns up well. I pray Papa will get better this year and hope for my family and everyone's well-being. Everyone, let's have a super duper year shall we?Word of the day: Super duper if you didn't notice already
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