Sunday, November 01, 2009

Ministry of Bounce

or "yyyyyyeeeaaa. So I've been having pretty random dreams 2."




This time, I'm with a friend (female, but that's all I remember now) and we're just chatting and babysitting a roomful of little kids. We're passing out helium balloons to them to play with.
It's indoors, and suddenly a lightweight little girl starts to float up to the ceiling with her helium balloon.

I quickly tell her to hold her breath and she starts floating back down. Then in her excitement, she squeals,breathing in at the same time and floats back up.

This leads to a big *lightbulb* moment in my head. I excitedly discuss what's on my mind to my friend and we decide, We Are Going To Make This A Plaything For Kids.

The next scene is us outside this massive Room construction in the middle of an outdoor playground. The inner walls/floor of the room are padded and look really comfortable, there's a little door to one side. It's almost like a square room with rounded edges. Inside, are a few little kids excitedly flying around the room with helium balloons strapped to their clothes and a little gadget for them to float higher or lower. Some are touching the high ceiling and calling out to their mommies "LOOKKKK!!! LOOKKKKKKK, MOMMMMMMYYYY, LOOOKKKK"

(hee, awwww)

And there we are right outside, fixing the gadgets and balloons to more little kids for free. We look uber happy to be doing this. Patent pending already. hahahah.

Next scene. We're walking away from the outdoor-indoor room towards some kinda Chatuchak-ish market (oh, we're in a really nice autumn-y city, btw) and randomly talking to passersby about our new playground addition. We go right into a waterpark and talk to parents there about it too, telling them that we knew their lil' ones would be tired after the waterpark, but they can always bring them tomorrow. And the parents sound excited too. We also tell them it's going to be free until the patent is approved, then we'll just charge kids 50c or something. =D



*this dream happened either a day or two after the previous strange dream i posted up, but i've kept it in my drafts and forgotten about it til now

Friday, October 30, 2009

yyyyyyeeeaaa. So I've been having pretty random dreams.

This time, I was back in Sinthanee 1, except the houses were more modern, fancier and bigger. I realized my neighbors were all FLC people (Darren/Tammy's learning centre in ChiangRai). I was at some form of party in one of their houses where there was this room that led to the outdoors. Yea.. like, the woods. But it starts off as a room. hmm, kinda like the Narnia concept now that I think of it.Anyway, so I'm outside of this room and watching the younger kids play in the pool (yes, the house had a pool) while the bunch of kids closer to my age are all in that room planning. It was some kind of play, I think.

This went on for quite a while (the details fuzz up here) and the next scene I remember is of Rachel Fox ..She's in a long flowy robe/gown, leading everyone else into the woods. There's a lot of nice wind at this point (for the robe to blow-in-the-wind to create drama, I assume).Most of the FLC kids are following her and everyone's happily chatting and planning this play..or maybe it was some kinda reality-....um..reality...story? *insert more fuzz*

The next scene goes into a university hall. It's full of farang people and these include again, the FLC ppl..
This time, though, I'm with Hsu Lynn (my Malaysian-Kiwi friend,heehee) ....and we're rushing to make it for an audition in this hall. We're late - "everyone else has already auditioned", but then Hsu Lynn takes centerstage (insert "oooooh"). All eyes are on her. I take a front row seat.

(at this point in my dream, I have no clue what she's auditioning for, only that she seems to be vying for a really difficult but great spot and I seem to be there to support her)

Hsu Lynn starts a dance routine. It's kinda like modern-jazzy-contemporary-ish.
At first I don't get it. So I start to worry about what the judges will think.
Then she starts to pull these interesting moves that, though I never saw the other auditions, I thought none of them would have done.

There's this pretty judge who seems to be the leader. (i think i knew her in the dream but it's all fuzz now). She starts to whisper to the other judges pointing out happily at Hsu Lynn as she dances.Then she stands up and announces in some fuzzy language that Hsu Lynn is chosen (I don't think I ever knew what it was for...)


Yyyyyyeaaaa. So I've been having pretty random dreams.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I repeat, "irregardless" is an oxymoron.

I was about to type into my facebook status "Joni Lynne does not understand why the word "irregardless" continues to circulate". Then I thought, hey, let's google it.

Google knows all.

I found two enlightening-and-then-depressing definitions from dictionary.com.

READ.

ir⋅re⋅gard⋅less
  /ˌɪrɪˈgɑrdlɪs/
–adverb Nonstandard. regardless.
Origin: 1910–15; ir- 2 (prob. after irrespective) + regardless

Usage note: Irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir- and -less. It was probably formed on the analogy of such words as irrespective, irrelevant, and irreparable. Those who use it, including on occasion educated speakers, may do so from a desire to add emphasis (Ahh, could this really be so??). Irregardless first appeared in the early 20th century and was perhaps popularized by its use in a comic radio program of the 1930s.

Usage Note
: Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.

oh, tragic.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

john jerald is now in UK and says:

"..but damm babi, i saw a kelisa here, Got Airbag all.."joni: ya, the good quality stuff is not for us malaysians

Kesetiaan kepada Negara mah.

my random mention of the day=)


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

in the spirit of 1Malaysia...

i read this somewhere today:

"....I'd quite like to win, so I'm hoping all of you can help by logging onto xxxxxxxx and voting for me on there (there's a thing that says muslims shouldn't vote, but I think that's not very 1Malaysia, so just lie).


haha, quite amusing in an actually-not-that-funny way.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I hereby

swear off dyes until I have virgin hair again.
can't believe my hair used to be this shiny smooth pantene-y.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

everybody needs..

...a colony of crazy friends who can entertain them seemingly endlessly. thankfully, i have some for myself, and they include this bangkok bunch who are capable of: (as far as my knowledge goes, and i know it doesn't go far enough)

- dressing up as Pippi Longstocking and Alladin's Genie..
- jell-o-ing their leader's staplers for him to discover the next day..
- sticking a 101 post-it notes alllllllll over their leader's office for him to discover the next day
- buying a freakishly-happy funky-hair-colored mannequin and sitting her in their leader's office for him to discover the next day (and naming her "Zelda splurtzsomething")
- dyeing their hair purple and blue and shaving a "hand of God" onto their little brother's head
- piercing their own and each other's ears
- taking over whole karaoke rooms to belt out such hits as "Barbie Girl" and "My Heart Will Go On" with much gusto. And all in formal attire too, no less.
- duct taping little boys to walls

and some random photos for proof....












yes. everybody needs such friends=)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

quick reality check

" 90 people get Swine Flu and the whole world wants to wear a surgical mask, 20 million people have AIDS but still nobody wants use a condom. "
-someone on twitter-







Friday, September 11, 2009

journal update for self:

1. Our downstairs is looking livable finally. good job, mom and tam.

2. Tomorrow we paint our room an ocean colour! then hopefully next week, we'll paint our closet room a sunny colour, wheeeeeeee=)

3. When choosing room wall colours, I just realized we forgot to take into account the fact that our floor is parquet-coloured. meh. too late. as they say in recent career reality shows, "make it work, hon."

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A really sad thing to hear

Heard after a church gathering:
"wow..today was the first time I felt like everybody at church accepted me just for me"





I'm sold.



Can't wait for my turn!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

i found a blog draft - MRSC 2008 and the winner was...

I arrived in time for a pretty good Malay band. They won Best Performance, and deserved it la.
No shots of them though..belum warm up then..hehe
Actually it was quite worth the RM20/tix, i think..of course, we were rained with some Army of Three...


Then Amber Chia popped out and used the Microphone, and yes, it was English.


And Zainal Abidin gave an award out too..

and Suki was there to sing her This Is MMMMMeee/REallll in malay. her makeup was nice
because i dont have an slr
because my camera zoom tak cukup
because lazy to walk to front to take picture
freeeeeee to falllllll
it's a girls' banddddddddddddd

video

Friday, July 03, 2009

i have discovered the usefulness of...

Googlemaps!

was just checking out it's dahsyatness. hehe


p.s. i miss pet!

Friday, June 26, 2009

My day just gets better=D=D

From Facebook:

22. What's your opinion on sexual minorities (gay, bi, tran)?
i think it's fixable
____________________________

HAHAHAHAHaahahhahahahaaahahHAahhaah

ok i dunno if this is as funny to u, coz im picturing the person who said it and her hilarious face that would have accompanied it.

Twisted ways for a better day

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Strange Life of Joni (retitled: A draft I started but never finished and now will never know what it was about)

"Have you ever been hit with truths so pregnant with significance that you get lost in.."









well doesn't this sound like it was about to be interesting. gah. i shouldn't stop halfway and think thrice about these "moments" lah. now i'll never remember what it was about.

If you have any information, (this draft was typed on the 20th of April 09), do contact me=)
"From Up in the Sky"

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

"i told you so"

i have six items in the checkout cart. i stare at them without clicking the Confirm button, her voice playing in my head.
a definite crescendo. gradually getting louder.
'til it's all i hear above the sound of the cars on the highway an hour later.
'til it's all i hear above the voices that sound like me.
and then just as I feel my frown turning into that lump-in-the-throat,
the voice changes
and then all i hear is me,
myself and i.
blistering midnoon car ride at 107km/hr.
and then she can't ''tell me so''
coz "she" is now me.










p.s. gosh i do ramble on.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

oh dear look what i haven't done

yes yes, so in need of an update with pictures,mannnnn...
*inserts some lame joke about how the economy is to be blamed*









Tuesday, May 05, 2009

UnderHeadlights @ UrbanAttics, Capsquare 10PM TONIGHT!


This will definitely be me stepping out of my comfort zone tonight. Can't believe I've agreed to do what I agreed to do.
U better be there screaming love.
=D

Monday, April 13, 2009

DARREN ASHLEY LIVE THIS THURSDAY!!


IT'S HERE! IT'S OBSCURADIO! IT'S THE ONE AND ONLY DARRENASHLEY!
LIVE with his first gig as a solo artist, so YOU MUST COME.
No Excuses!

THURSDAY.
APRIL 16th.
930PM.
TWO HAND BAND