Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ten Facts You May Not Know

Hello hello! Starting this week, the theme for our entries is Celebrity! Therefore, this week we are asked to talk about ten facts about ourselves. So, here goes ten facts about Liyana bt Nazri.

1. I am a year younger than everyone in my batch.
This is so true! You may not believe it but I am a year younger than all of you. Well, my parents enrolled me into Standard 1 when I was only six years old. This is because I started going to kindergarten when I was three. Usually kids start kindergarten at the age of four. So, three years of kindergarten was definitely boring for me. This is why I started Standard 1 early plus I was in a private school. There is no certain age required to start primary school at a private school.

2. I used to be the only child for 16 years.
I have always wanted a little brother or a little sister. I kept on asking my mother for one and the only thing my mother could reply was, "Do you think it's easy to make one? Babies are not toys!" So, one evening while my parents and I were having our scrumptious 'roti canai', my father asked me, "Nana, is it alright if you're no longer the only child?" When I heard that I screamed and smiled! I knew my mother was pregnant, I was fifteen at that moment. I have never been that happy. At last, after all these years. I am no longer lonely. I am no longer the weird girl without a sibling. So, on 26th February 2007 at 3.01pm my mother gave birth to a chubby little boy named Johan bin Nazri. I could not be at the hospital during the labour, I was in school. After school ended, I rushed to the hospital and the first thing I did was I kissed my mother. I was so happy that I cried. So, it is true what people say, miracles do happen! You just have to wait for it.

3. I have always wanted to be Cinderella.
"Cinderella! Cinderella!" shouted the ugly step sister. Those words were my favourite line when I was a little girl. I used to asked my mother to play the role of the step sister. I used to think myself being Cinderella, being happy in my own world, at last I would marry the handsome prince and live happily every after. I bet every single one of you, used to have your childhood fantasies. Cinderella was definitely my favourite one. Especially the glass slippers! If only, I had one. That's what I thought when I was little. But today, fantasies do come true, if only you work hard for it.

4. I can not wait to be a Mummy!
Firstly, do not get me wrong. I just love babies! I think babies are the only creatures that you can never say no to. It does not matter whether the baby is white or black. Babies are world's greatest creatures ever created. I can not wait to have my own one day. I wish I could have a team of football players or a row of ballerina dancers. Unfortunately, I do not get it why some of them are throwing babies at toilets, public places and even in rubbish bins. There a lot of others who can not conceive, you should be lucky you can.

5. I hate rats.
Rattus or rats are creatures I will always say no to. Even if its a metre away from me, even if its in the next room, I'd still get all jumpy. I can never believe why some people in Asian countries eat rats. Rats are the most filthy and hideous looking animals. One day, when I was on a holiday in Bali, we were in this exotic restaurant and the sign on the door said it was pork-free. Back then in the 90's, searching for a 'halal' restaurant in Bali was not easy, the only choice left was pork-free. At the restaurant, after the waiter took our orders. Suddenly, came another waiter bringing a big silver bowl to a table full of Chinese. My mum said she heard something was squeaking, when my dad turned back to the table full of Chinese, it was unbelievable! The big silver bowl was full of baby rats! Right after that, my whole family left the restaurant and promised if we had to eat bread or even instant noodles for a week, we would!

6. Unexpected music genre of mine.
You may think I am the girl who only listens to Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey or even Pitbull. You are definitely wrong. I love listening to Deep Purple, The Ramones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Muse, The Kooks, The Rolling Stones, Santana, Joan Jett and of course The Beatles. Some of my favourite songs are like My Sharona, Smoke On The Water and Juicebox.

7. I prefer to talk to animals, because they don't judge.
Its true animals don't judge but people do. As for the old saying, 'Don't judge a book by it's cover!' Judging people was never appropriate. Unless, judging is done properly. Careful as in do it humbly and make sure you are not guilty of the same action you are judging. In other words, don't throw stones from glass houses. Unfortunately judging has been a part of racism nowadays. Racism is a sickness. This is why I prefer animals better than humans. Animals don't mind whether you're white or black, tall or short, thin or fat, sane or insane. Animals don't brand the nature but humans do.

8. I write poems.
I may not be the most romantic or sophisticated girl you ever met but I do write poems. Some may express what they feel through songs, lyrics or stories. But in my case, I sometimes say it through poems. It does not matter whether I am sad, happy or even neutral. Here is one of the poems I wrote.

I'm Addicted

You are like one drop of wine

Like one tick of a watch

You are the sun going up

The moon in the twilight

I can never have just one sip of you

For I am addicted I could never taste the sweet nectar

and never savor your loves flavor

You are addictive

Your voice mesmerizes and remains in my mind

Your smile is brighter than an early morning sun

Don’t let me sip

I’m Addicted

9. I am always hungry.
I don't get it why people never have time to eat. Food is one of god's greatest invention! I have a big appetite. I do not eat a lot per meal but I am always hungry. I love exotic foods like Indian food. It does not matter whether it is a fine dining restaurant or 'mamak' stall. I can eat anything anytime any day.

10. I can't believe I am still surviving in Segamat until today.
Segamat was never in my list of choice to further my studies after high school. I've always thought my parents would let me study anywhere near home. Somehow, I received a letter from UiTM that I was offered a course in UiTM Segamat. At that moment I have not applied any college in Kuala Lumpur. So, my parents decided to send me here just to see how will I do. I was never in a boarding school, I never went for a school camp, I was never away from home. Try to imagine a girl like me surviving in Segamat! The whole family was terrified when my parents told them the news. I knew no one had the faith in me apart from my parents. So I told myself I was going to prove them wrong. Alhamdulillah, I am still breathing happily untill this second, I am getting good grades so far and I have not done anything stupid. I guess a change was never bad after all.


  1. These facts were definitely fascinating, Lana. I learned a lot about you. I love your poem too.

  2. Oit. Cool entry. Ha, you're much tougher than Kronik for being here long enough. Go2!

  3. Honestly I want 2 say that I am really enjoy reading your blog. What a lovely poem dat u have wrote. Keep writing!