Define ‘Nerd’, Please...

It’s funny actually, the fact that when people brand me as a ‘nerd’, instead of being angry with them, I feel more like, laughing my ass off them. Yes, I admit that I’m a nerd. It’s obvious. I read a lot. I read books and comics. I write a lot. I write stories, poems, and am planning to write a book after this. And I don’t smoke, I don’t go clubbing, I don’t drink, I don’t spend my time hanging around at night, I don’t deal with drugs. And I just got my driving licence a few months back. My friends always told me, “Get a life, dude! Don’t be such a nerd!” I totally admit it, seriously. The only activities that I love joining them are playing sports: basketball, futsal, bowling and badminton.

But again, what is a nerd?

1. A person who is boring, stupid and not fashionable.
2. A person who is very interested in computers.

(Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary 7th Edition.)

3. An intelligent but single-mindedly expert in a particular technical field or profession.
4. An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious.

(The Sage’s English Dictionary And Thesaurus)

See? I even took my time looking for the definitions! I am so nerd.

Boring and not fashionable, I cannot say whether or not I am ‘those’. But I’m pretty sure that I’m spontaneous and able to come up with ideas (brilliant and stupid) when the time’s right. And I certainly DON’T LIKE wearing a shirt tucked in, with a pair of slacks, and a tie around my neck. I prefer jeans and T-shirts, and a bangle for my left wrist. I don’t like watches. Interested in computers? I’m sure I love them only for entertainment. I’m not interested in the software and hardware.

Intelligent. Hm, I don’t know if I can be considered intelligent, but I’m sure I’m not stupid. Studious? Hell no! Ask my classmates, you’ll know that I go to classes just to maintain my attendance record. I’ll sleep, or draw pictures during the lectures, and I definitely HATE jotting down notes. Ask my housemates, you’ll know that I study at the very last minutes, and spend most of the time watching movies on the computer screen.

Do these facts make me a not-nerd boy? No! Because I’m not cool. I don’t do cool stuff like the cool boys do. So what am I, actually? A confused-nerd, maybe.

I don’t like rules. I certainly don’t like following petty rules like “Students must not wear jeans to class” and whatnot. I’m quite hot-tempered. But I don’t hit people when I’m pissed. I hit things. I used to punch the wall every time my heart was burning, until my hands bled. I once gave a fist to a door in my hostel, and it was damaged. I once punched into the mirror in my room, and it broke into pieces. I once kicked a CPU at my home, and it was out of service for quite a while. And none of them was cool. It was stupid.

I’m always confused with myself, honestly. Am I the good guy, or the bad guy? I don’t do bad stuff (yet?), but I don’t do the good ones either. So when people said that I’m a nerd, it actually jolted me into thinking. Yes, I LOVE thinking. But I wasn’t angry. If I was, then probably I was already in a bad mood. But not because of the ‘N’ word.

A few hours ago, some of my blog-friends told me that I’m a nerd. They were referring to the way I write and the way I speak (through comments). I told myself, “Again.”

Anyway, I’m not angry with them, honestly and sincerely. And I do blaspheme and use vulgar words a lot in real life, and I’m not proud of it. That’s why in here, I made a promise to myself that I’ll try my best not to practice any of those blaspheming and cursing. Try to be as polite as I can. Love and peace, that's all.

p/s: My girl friends ('kawan perempuan'/best friends and classmates) always told me that I’m extremely naughty. What does that even mean?


Amers. June 8, 2009 at 7:01 AM  

Haha. Aku tau kau tau.

SyAhiRah LaLAla June 8, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

xpa. being nerdy is cool jugak apa. A "confused-nerd" is wayyyy cooler. or should i say,,sexier? lol :P

Syafiq June 8, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

ko tau camne maknyah kat chowkit tu confuse dorang ape?camtu la ko.ko confuse sekarang,nanti2 ko tau la ko sape.macam aku,aku selalu repair pc org tapi aku bkn nerd,aku tau aku sape.

aku lah..


Igniz June 8, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

Syafiq: sylar tu lagi la confuse, sapik oi..takde identiti sylar tu..haha.

Syahirah: haha. masing2 ada taste masing2.:P

Amers: Maybe.

skyrocketed June 8, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

hah ijan!!! ko x deal dgn drugs... belom lg kan... haha.. pasni ko nk jual dadah kan...

anisizatyA.J June 8, 2009 at 11:51 AM  

nerd ke? join the club.hahah..i think im a confused nerd myself

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

usen: tu cuma cita2 untuk kaya dlm setahun..hehehehe.

anisizaty: u don't look like a nerd to me.hehe.

anis June 8, 2009 at 12:26 PM  

it's bcause they judge u by the cover :)
to me, u r not a nerd but one of a kind. u r interesting in ur own way.
tak salah pun :)

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 12:32 PM  

anis: your comment surely makes me smile.hehehe.thank you, anish-chan:P

anis June 8, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

u r most wlcme ;)
just don't be affected with that N word~ like u sed to me b4,
its obviously u shud gembira sentiasa :D

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

Anis: nope, I'm not affected la by the 'N' friends slalu pun guna that word kat i..hehe.

em, kat blog ni so far I mmg sentiasa gumbira:D

Ina Bendtner June 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM  

first of all, you don't smoke? SO NOT COOL! But yet I think even if we go to club, taking drugs, smoke and so onnnn it doesn't mean that we're good enough and we're not nerd.

see, you enjoy with your sports; basketball, futsal, bowling and badminton. At least you DIDN'T play chess because yeah for me, we look sooooo 'clever' when we play chess and guess what? people always think, if we are clever, we'll look nerd! that's such a stupid statement yo!

what type of bangle do you wear? :D

last one, I think you should not care whatever people around you describe about you because they're not exactly right. you know what I mean, YOU'RE NERD BUT NOT THAT BIG OF A NERD :)

-I’m extremely naughty-
**Nie mesti kes suker usya dorg nih :D:D:D:D

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

Ina: haha. honestly, I don't really care when people call me a nerd (except masa ngah bad mood ar). because i admit that's a part of me.

type of bangle? hm..not sure..i used to wear the leather-type bangle..but recently i prefer yg tali hitam with some silver material on it..I bought them at the 'TOPAZ' shop at One Utama Damansara.

naughty: actually i know what exactly they are referring to. the question was actually a rhetorical question.haha.

Nadia June 8, 2009 at 1:37 PM  

ur blog ta nerd. haha. tibe tibe? :p
yea. agreed with anis. u're interesting in ur own way. *wink*

l e n a June 8, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

i don't think you're considered a nerd if you don't smoke, drink, club-hop or hang late at night.

maybe you just know how to differentiate between what's right and what's wrong...that's all.

you remind me of my big bro. very friendly, funny and athletic but don't do those things that society brands as 'cool'.

i don't know about other girls..but i think it's attractive. my advice...don't change ;)

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

nadia: *blush*:P

iena: *blush jugak*:P

nOllY dOllY June 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM  

erk...extremely notty?

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

nolly: punye la panjang entry ni, line yg last tu jugak cik nolly pandang eh?XD

nkecik June 8, 2009 at 3:31 PM  

orait what nerd. aku masa skolah nerd nak mampos kot,ngan spec beso n buku ke mana2. in the end it pays of :p

just be urself.bese le ade org suke n ade org x suke. x affect idup kita pon

Igniz June 8, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

N: skang cik n tak pakai spec pun?

Anonymous June 8, 2009 at 11:28 PM  

ijan pervert.


Igniz June 8, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

anonymous ayu: hanya pervert mengenal pervert:P

Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 12:39 AM  

main basketball is way cooler than smoking, duhh~

and nerd is cute what??
like dilton doiley.
in archie digest.
if you read one:)

Igniz June 9, 2009 at 12:52 AM  

faten: hey I know archie!hehe:)

Anonymous June 9, 2009 at 2:41 AM  

kite xleh buat smua org ske kt kte,sbb kte pn x mgkin ske kt smua org..ki3 :)
juz b urself

Igniz June 9, 2009 at 3:21 AM  

anonymous a.n: betul3:)

nOllY dOllY June 9, 2009 at 9:09 AM  

i only nampak the keyword aje.

Igniz June 9, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

nolly: hehe:)

aiMo0o June 12, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

As for me, i think being a nerd is a good thing.. at least u have a field that u really master in..
Nerds bring good things for Mankind..Like scientist and philosophers..

about being unfashionable,
i guess that's so yesterday..
have u seen Justin Timberlake's pics lately??
New York and Paris are now embracing the Nerd fashion with thick spectacles and checkers shirts.. Nerds are sexy!

and about u being naughty~
well.. i must say its not literally a negative thing, maybe they meant chicky or sweet talker.. xD

Igniz June 12, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

aimooo: yg part naughty tu. i know how exactly they mean actually..saje je taruk kat entry tu..heheheheheheh.

the unknown June 14, 2009 at 4:58 PM  

heh, gals label me as a bad boy.

but honestly, im a more of a nerd.

i enjoy kinokuniya more than zouk.

maybe that's y they're pissed off. :P

Igniz June 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM  

unknown: kinokuniya vs zouk? i'll go for kinokuniya.:P

Shasha Moza August 15, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

I think u r a nerd-kind-of-guy that lot of girls always searching for... seriously!

Shasha Moza August 15, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

Besides, those girls in ur class nicknamed u as naughty 'cuz u suke ngusik diorg la dude

Igniz August 16, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

shasha: hehehehehehehe..tau tau:P

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