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Doing That Lately

Name: Afifah Myra Muffaz

Alternatively: Afi, Hamp, Hampy, Hamper-chan, Hammie, Hamster-chan, Evil Hamster

Birth Date: 13/10/1981

Class: Writer/Delusional Hamster/Occasional Poet/Grudging Housepet

Blood Type: O+

Special Skills: Inability to hold a grudge, extreme lack of attention span, obsession with food, capacity to fall asleep anywhere, habitually self-hating, incurable workaholic

Status: Asocial and Hamsterless

Hobbies: Sitting in a corner and staring at walls, playing Spider Solitaire, listening to music, practising Chinese writing, thinking self-hating thoughts, writing occasionally

Constantly Whinging About: Not writing enough, never getting enough readers, death, being an inadequate person and being a lousy friend

Favourite Topics: Hamsters, Food, Tea, Religion, Evolutionary theory

Most Commonly Used Metaphor: The Wheel of Life

Friends Secretly Think: Hamp is a Goth

Hamp Secretly Thinks: Hamp shouldn't have lived past seven years old

This is Why Friends Secretly Think: Hamp is a Goth, and a Masochist Too

Favourite Music: The Yellow Monkey, Yoshii Kazuya

Favourite Ideology: Philosophical Atheism

This Christmas, Hamp would Like: A hamster, a glass tea set, Flowering Tea, Little Busters, Kyokutou ~I Love You~, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Experience Movie, Bunched Birth, The Night Snails & Plastic Boogie, the PV for Love Communication, copies of and the means to play ancient MegaTen on a PS2 or PC, including proper Japanese language ability.

Optional Wishes: The perfect psychiatrist, or access to soothing psychiatric medication (actually believes both are as imaginary as imaginary gods)

Next Year's Resolution: Become a famous author and get published by 26


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Oct. 13th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Ooh, glass tea sets are nice! As are the BT albums. :)

I wish I had proper Japanese language ability too.

I also wish I could send a hamster your way. You should be allowed to keep one!
Oct. 13th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
Glass tea sets look like I could kill them by breathing on them, at least, the ones from Taiwan with nifty drainers and heating elements do. I wouldn't mind a good, sturdy, thick glass tea set. The traditional Malaysian tea cup and saucer are made that way, though these are getting harder to find.

If I am not careful, CDs will steal my wallet. A slightly filled-looking wallet is dangerous in my hands!

I was supposed to force myself to spend an hour or two every day in Thailand learning Japanese. I spent all those hours sleeping in the mornings. *whinge!*

A hamster would make me indecently happy. I'd spend all my time watching it breathe. Imagine. ;)
Oct. 13th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
What do traditional Malaysian tea sets look like? *ponders*

CDs may steal my wallet today. Tower Records near Harvard University (which is almost a landmark in the area) is going out of business. I'm going to go there after work and see what I can pick up. I can hear my wallet calling for help now.

I always preferred watching hamsters drink from the water bottle when I had them as a child. Such little tongues! :)
Oct. 13th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
There's two kinds of tea sets I remember from when I was a kid. The actual shapes and dimensions look exactly like European tea sets. (We're an ex-English colony.) There's regular white porcelain with green painted/printed patterns, usually floral ones. And there are tea sets that are pure glass cups and saucers.

Both kinds appeared a lot in old-fashioned coffeeshops. The glass cups and saucers are made from quite thick glass, resistant to a lot of wear and tear. They have sentimental value, because I highly doubt very many Malaysians after my generation will know these things anymore. :)

Thailand's major music stores, like Malaysian ones, have Japanese music sections. Amidst all the WaT, w-inds and Teriyaki Boys, one can often find a scrap of Luna Sea, Laruku or someone useful, at prices so unlike CDJapan, one could weep.

Hamsters have such cute little tongues! I used to make a hobby out of watching hamsters. A lot. Enough to have people wondering if I had a life. :)
Oct. 13th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Are the CDs cheaper because they're the foreign pressed version? I wish BT would do that... because 20 years (and going) worth of music does not make my credit card happy!

I used to make a hobby out of watching hamsters. A lot. Enough to have people wondering if I had a life.
Hmmm... maybe I shouldn't try to give you a hamster after all. ;)
Oct. 13th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
Yup! We get foreign pressed and Japanese versions. Naturally, the Japanese versions tend to be more expensive, but even then, not as expensive as CDJapan. Pricing can be weird that way. Foreign pressed CDs are usually around USD10. Japanese editions go from USD10 - USD15. I have bought genuine Japanese versions of stuff at the USD10 level and lower before, and this is especially true for older stuff.

I currently live hamsters vicariously through my friend mokie. She not only works in a petstore, but adopted hamsters in need from the store, and allows me to be an obsessive stalker hamster auntie. I spend my days looking longingly towards her for new hamster media and stories. :)

*Preaches the zen of hamsters* Hamsters are better than TV, music and only slightly less important than the Internet!
Oct. 13th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)

So, like how much is BT? *cough*

*Preaches the zen of hamsters* Hamsters are better than TV, music and only slightly less important than the Internet!
My cello disagrees with that statement. ;)
Oct. 13th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
I have not seen BT. It makes me sad. But, I have seen the Hide tribute album, in silvery foilish glory, at USD10 (with additional 20% discount at Jusco). Wanted to buy it, I did. Then I realized I didn't like Hide. But I could've sold it on eBay. My hamstery wheel did not move fast enough to think that one up.

Also, for some reason, Tower Records Kuala Lumpur has the entire discography of Laruku. And uncut versions of SADS' really weird-arse SM-show concerts on HK DVD imports for like... USD10.

Wrongness exists in this world.

Your cello is fuzzy, warm and has full cheekpouches? *peers*
Oct. 14th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Alas! I am not a Laruku fan.

Ummm, my cello is big and noisy?
Oct. 14th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'll go with that. :)
Oct. 14th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
I do believe those optional wishes are stuff of imagination -- but it's pleasant to think of.
Oct. 14th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oct. 14th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Most Commonly Used Metaphor: The Wheel of Life

Squeaks, occasionally knocks against the glass, and can be stuffed with bedding if one feels the need to escape...
Oct. 16th, 2006 06:02 am (UTC)
Are you saying my philosophical ideology will one day fall off its perch and roll off into the ether?
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