Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 4: My Favourite Photograph Of My Best Friend(s)

26.06.2008 @ Kuching International Airport

This is definitely my favourite picture of my besties & I.

No need for introductions, they are Fieza, Juzz & Bobet.

There's a few reasons why i just love this picture of us.

1) It's taken on the night of my 25th birthday.

2) We're leaving for Kota Kinabalu, our first trip together after we left school.

3) We all look 'swik sangak' (Bobet's rendition of sweet sangat. haha..)

4) I am a lot thinner here than now. pfft.

Now that Juzz is married & pregnant, it might be a while for us to be able to do this again.

But, hopefully when everyone has settle down with kids, we can have our own Family Day at any island destination or maybe back to Kota Kinabalu where it all started.

What do u guys think?


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 3: My Perfect First Date

If u guys noticed in my last entry, I wrote about writing my next post on My Dream Wedding.
If I did that, it means I had skipped Day 3,4,5, 6 & 7 coz it's supposed to be Day 8's post!
Told u I was really looking forward for that.

Now, back to the topic.
Before I start, I'd like to mention that the date would be someone I like, not some random guy my friends set me up with.
And not a blind date coz I prefer to know how the guy looks like beforehand.
Yes, I am that superficial.

I believe that there's no such thing as a perfect date but my idea of the perfect date would be spending my time with the perfect guy (at least in my eyes) regardless of what we do coz just his company would make any dull day a great one.
Flowers, chocolates & watching the sunset would earn extra brownie points though.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 2: My Favourite Movie(s)

I am a self professed movie junkie.
When I studied in Bangi, I used to take the KTM Komuter to Mid Valley / LRT to KLCC just so I can have my weekly fix of the movies.
Sometimes with friends but most of the time, alone.
I really enjoyed it coz sometimes i might wanna do a movie marathon, i don't have to fight about what movie to watch, settle for what i dislike & sulk throughout the movie when I wasn't in the mood to argue. .
I used to collect the ticket stubs from all the movie trips & at one point, it accumulated to almost rm500!
I have always feel that there's too many movies but too little time to watch them all.
And to choose a favourite is super duper hard.
So I list down a few of my all time favourites.
Once again, in random order.

1. Blood Diamond
I love Leonardo DiCaprio. I love all of his movies but this one in particular really left a huge impact on me. Til this day, everytime I think of purchasing or demanding for diamonds from my future husband, I'll make sure they're not blood diamonds.

2. The Green Mile
This movie was actually a book written by Stephen King of the same title. It has a lot of unexpected twists & turns that really made me glued to it. Truly an emotional rollercoaster ride watching this one.

3. The Butterfly Effect
Having Ashton Kutcher as the lead actor, I didn't expect much from this movie but boy, was I wrong. A must see!

4. The Hangover
I am guilty of watching this movie during work but in my defense, it was the weekend & work was slow so why waste precious time right? Must have been the second funniest movie I've ever watched, I just can't stop laughing. The second & third & fourth time I saw it, it still left me laughing in stitches.

5. Nacho Libre
The funniest movie ever! I still can't get over Jack Black singing Encarnacion in that blue tights. Epic!

6. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
During secondary school, my English teacher introduced my classmates & myself to Roald Dahl's books and I just love them. Imagine my excitement when the movie was released. I bought the DVD & I think I've seen it more than 20 times. And I love chocolate even more now.

7. Kung Fu Hustle
At first I thought it's just another silly movie that was supposed to be funny. But it was freaking hilarious! Watched it with Bobet & Awg Mu, I was sitting right in the middle. They both laughed so hard, myself included and that must have been my most memorable movie session ever.

8. Toy Story, Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3
Critics alway say that the third installment of any sequels / trilogies is usually the downfall but Toy Story just keeps getting better. It made me laugh & it made me cry. It's no surprise that they brought home the Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film Of The Year last year.

9. Shutter (Thailand)
My favourite horror film. Enough said.

10. Bruce Almighty
I am a sucker for comedy. I just can't get enough of them especially if Jim Carrey's in it. Never fail to make me laugh over and over and over again.

11. I Love You, Man
Another comedy favourite. Paul Rudd is cute!

I have a few more but I think 11 should be enough.
Looking forward for tomorrow's post that is My Dream Wedding.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 1: My Favourite Song

Frankly speaking, I really can't choose a favourite coz I listen to all types of music & my favourite keeps changing.
So instead of mentioning one particular song, here's a list of all the songs that are close to my heart & have the biggest impact on me.
In random order. :)

1. Tanpa Kekasihku - Agnes Monica
Yes, I do listen to Malay / Indonesian songs too. I first heard of this song when Bobet sang it on one of our karaoke sessions and this may sound silly but my eyes watered listening to the lyrics. Just imagine the pain of losing a loved one, ur soulmate. :(

2. Tonight I'm Loving You - Enrique Iglesias
I am a sucker for dance & upbeat music aka clubbing songs because I always feel sexy & frisky listening to them. :p

3. If U're Not The One - Daniel Bedingfield
Once this song was released, I've always imagined someone special dedicating it me. And someone did. :)

4. Kiss From A Rose - Seal
This song was the soundtrack for Batman Forever. Didn't like the movie so much but loooove this song!

5. The Boy Is Mine - Brandy & Monica
I remembered doing a duet with a fellow blogger, Ahmoi Chantek at our dorm's ironing station & that was 13 years back. How time flies.

6. But I Do Love U - LeAnn Rimes
Soundtrack from Coyote Ugly. Favourite song after a favourite scene in the movie. :p

7. Cahaya Cinta - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza
She sang this song at her wedding & u can see the love and how she glowed. Makes me want to sing on my own wedding too. :)

8. I Love You - Barney The Purple T-Rex
This is a kids song but I sang this to someone, he actually enjoyed it & we ended singing it together! :D

I think 8 should be enough.
I'd list 100 songs but u'd throw up by the time I reach 50.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Are u up for the challenge? I am!

Nope, it's not a weight loss challenge.
But because I am pathetic & I have too much time on my hands, I have tagged & challenged myself to The 30 Days Blog Post Challenge.
In this challenge I would make entries about myself in an effort to update this blog every day by shedding some light about my life to u guys so that if we ever meet outside of blogosphere we have something in common to talk about.
For the next 30 days, I will be blogging about almost everything: favourite song, favourite movie, my dream wedding (I was actually looking forward for this) etc.
Here's the full list.

Day 1 — Your favorite song
Day 2 — Your favorite movie
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – What makes you different from everyone else?
Day 6 – A song to match your mood.
Day 7 – A photo of an animal you'd love to keep as a pet.
Day 8 – Your dream wedding.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – A picture of your favorite memory
Day 12 – Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 – A TV show you're currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don't leave the house without.
Day 16 – Short term goals for this month and why
Day 17 – How you hope your future will be like.
Day 18 – 5 things that irritate ME about opposite/same sex
Day 19 – A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – Who are you?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you want to go.
Day 27 – What kind of person attracts you?
Day 28 – In this past month, what have you learned?
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

If u feel like I sound a little (or a lot) over my head in, I apologize in advance coz sometimes I have blogging diarrhoea & I just typed whatever pleases me without much editing & start babbling about unrelated stuff & digress so much from the original topic.
Like right now.
Tomorrow would be Day 1 & it'll be on My Favourite Song.
Who knows we can exchange songs from our playlist next time?

PS: I'm tagging everyone who reads this. Yeah, u should have stopped reading when u had the chance.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

put a smile on ur face :)

So I went to the post office yesterday during lunch hour to renew my driving license.

It was a mini post office & when I went inside, the place was already packed.

I took a number, it was 1235 & I looked up at the running number on the screen: 1219.

My heart sank cause I didn’t expect to have to wait and to make things worse, all the seats were taken.

As I was about to head for the exit, a stranger tapped my shoulder & handed me a piece of paper.

No, the stranger wasn’t a cute guy & it didn’t have a name & phone number for me to call but something better.

It had the number 1227 on it, meaning I didn’t have to wait too long for my turn.

Yay! Thanks stranger!

And because I still have my own number with me, I decided to pay the good deed forward.

After 5 minutes, I found myself a seat and started scanning for people I felt would be the most deserving.

At first I noticed my neighbor’s son and we exchanged smiles.

Then my ex-schoolmate’s father entered but he didn’t notice me cause he went straight to the writing area.

Later , two colleagues of my best friend came in, the girl obviously saw me cause she walked pass me to get to her friend but she didn’t even look my way let alone smile (later I found out she is one of those people ‘yang lawa & rasa best’ or a snob).

After about 20 minutes of waiting, it was finally my turn.

So when I turned to head for the door, I decided to hand my number to my neighbor’s son.


He smiled.

Moral of the story: Ur smile might get u something even when u’re not expecting & being snobbish won’t get u anything. But in my case, I wasn’t smiling to the stranger when I got the number, maybe it’s just because I’m cute. :p

Thursday, March 10, 2011

i didn't forget, i just didn't remember

The only time I take out my driving license is when I was asked by a traffic officer or when I don’t feel like lugging my handbag around so I put it in my BB pouch along with my IC and some cash.

Yesterday I went to Pustaka after work with Fieza.

I admit I was traumatized from the whole gym experience but I still want to break a sweat so we did brisk walking instead.

Logically I didn’t bring along my handbag so when I got home and while putting my license & IC back inside my purse I just realized that my license had expired.

On the 19th of FEBRUARY!

I’ve been driving around town & coming home late with an expired license in my possession for the last few weeks!

Fortunately I didn’t get pull over by the authorities or I’ll be dead broke before the middle of the month.

I told my parents which was a huuuuuge mistake cause they started nagging and if they could have it their way, they’d order me to renew it right there and then.

So, I will be dragging my lazy derriere to the nearest post office during lunch hour today to renew the license.

Maybe I should renew for the next 50 years so I won’t have to bother about it anymore.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

i'm loving all things new

I have a new love in my life.

And this one would never leave or stop loving me.

Unless taken away from me.

Because this love comes in the form of a . . . .







Blackberry Curve 9300!


I lost my Blackberry exactly 6 weeks back & since then, I have felt so lost.

I couldn’t blog on the go.

I couldn’t check my Facebook account every 5 minutes.

I couldn’t tell others my whereabouts from Foursquare.

I couldn’t chat with my friends using Blackberry Messenger (BBM) & Yahoo Messenger (YM).

I couldn’t check my emails (not that I’m that important but I like feeling that I am).

I couldn’t pretend I was busy texting someone when I walk past someone cute that I got so nervous I’m not sure what to do.

Basically, when I lost my BB, I lost my security blanket as well.

Friends keep telling me to purchase another one and I wanted to but deep down inside I was thinking, 'How if I lose the new one again? I’m still recovering from the current lost, I can’t bear losing another.'

Somehow I could relate to someone who lost love & terrified to start over with a new one.

With much deliberation which took me more than I month, I said what the hell, I’m getting myself a new one.

Shit happens, some things i have no control of and whatever will be will be.

So I got myself this, a little upgrade from the previous model I owned but my Blackberry Internet Service haven’t been activated yet so now it’s pretty much a bimbo phone instead of a smart phone.


Andddd I bought new trainers (it’s been in the boot of my car for a week).

I went to the gym last night with Fieza and after 2 months skipping it altogether, I felt like passing out & throwing up only after 20 minutes on the cycling machine. -____-“

After that I only managed to do 4 reps of squats with a dumbbell.

I am never skipping gym that long again. Never.

But I considered myself lucky compared to Fieza who really got it bad last night.

Her brother made her run on the treadmill The Biggest Loser style, alternating between slow & fast pace without stopping for 30 minutes.

When he told me it was my turn, I swear I felt like throwing up all over again.

My face turned super white and with that I was excused. Thank God!

Hopefully I’d get back my rhythm and wouldn’t feel too out of place next time I’m there.

Now that the gym has a fitness centre next door which offer yoga, dance and even poco-poco, it’d be great to try out new things.

And if the weather permits, I might take a jog or brisk walk at the park at Pustaka Negeri after work.

Working out & people watching.

Sounds good to me.


our (very) short stay in KL

This post is long overdue but what the heck, I just feel like sharing. J

I went to KL with Bobet for the weekend (25/2-27/2) and it was awesome!

We boarded the last flight from Kuching and arrived around 1 am at KLIA.

And because we were such cheapskates, we decided to play homeless there.

We only had 2 hours of sleep because it was uncomfortable (I still have insect bites on my back), freaking cold & there was this one lady who talked loudly on the phone at the wee hours in the morning.

Who does that? Tell me.

Bobet even thought that she was actually listening to a drama played on the airport’s PA system.

I would have found that funny if I didn’t think the same. -__-“

Being homeless is hard and I have so much respect for those who do it.

Later around 5 am we went for prayer & a place to have some breakfast.

We settled at this one place named Asian Food or something like that & we had hot milo, a plate of fried mihoon & a little sambal.

For RM16!


We shared and I can see other people staring at us possibly pitying us for not being able to afford a meal each but we’d rather share than being ripped off in broad daylight thankyouverymuch.

The next morning, we boarded the 8 am bus to KL Sentral and we took the chance to get some beauty sleep & recharge for what we know would be a very long & tiring day.

But, our beauty sleep was cut short because the bus driver just couldn’t stop yapping.

He went on and on and on and on and he was so loud, the whole bus could hear him.

We were ready to pull our hairs out when the bus finally arrived at KL Sentral in exactly an hour.

If it weren’t for the noise pollution, they would have got two thumbs up from us for service.

And because we could only check in at the hotel at 2 pm, we decided to go somewhere to kill the time.

We left our bags in a locker at KL Sentral and headed straight to Jalan TAR & Sogo.

Well not exactly, we had breakfast first at Subway (at CIMB tower) & I’m loving the sandwich so much I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them to open a franchise here in Kuching.

*Did u know they are the biggest restaurant chain in the world surpassing McDonald's? if u don't, now u do. More about it here.

I admit, we didn’t shower but I swear we smelled nice & like I always tell Bobet, if u don’t tell, people won’t know.


We bought chandelier shawls & put-on hijabs for friends & family at home.

I did buy some for myself just in case I have an epiphany in the near future. ;)

Entering Sogo during a warehouse sale on a weekend when most people had just got paid would be a huge mistake but Bobet & I did it anyways.

We bought shirts for the guys in our family and that’s it.

There were too many people, too many things that we couldn’t think straight and just grab the first things we saw & got the hell out of there.

We checked in at My Hotel @ Sentral around 2.30pm & freshened up cause we had a date with Hathsey later at Pavilion.

The hotel is strategically located, less than 10 mins walk from KL Sentral and KL Sentral Monorail Station.

I say less cause I didn’t have a stopwatch to time it. :p

For room rate starting from RM98 per night, it was a delightful experience for us & we’re definitely coming back when we visit KL next time (except for the faulty kettle but we were too exhausted to care).

We met up with Hathsey at Pavilion & we grabbed late lunch at Grandmama’s Restaurant (we had to cause he got agitated that we couldn’t decide on where to eat. Sorry hon. :)

We had Chicken Mushroom Rice & Kedondong Juice (I forgot the name in English). There wasn’t much to choose from anyway & it was nice.

It had to be nice cause it cost me RM25 for both.

We parted ways around 7.30pm cause he had a previous engagement but not before we camwhored.

Instead of heading straight to the hotel, we went to Mid Valley instead cause we haven’t finished shopping for souvenirs for our family back home.

Unrelated to the entry but have u ever noticed that we usually spend a lot more on souvenirs for others instead of stuffs for ourselves?

Just saying.

Back to topic, I almost bought a very cute outfit for Andika if it wasn’t for the sales assistant who I feel deserved the most annoying sales assistant ever award at Jusco Mid Valley.

She followed me around like a lost puppy and every time I picked up something that I like & put it back, she rushed to fold it so that it’ll look like it was never touched by anyone but her.

Inside, I was like, “Be cool, sister! I ain’t messing with your man, they’re just clothes.” (I blamed Luan for this).

And for someone who worked face to face with customers, she didn’t smile but instead made a celaka face.

The first time, I can take it.

The second time, ok, fine.

The third time, maybe she’s obsessive compulsive or something.

The fourth time was the last straw for me.

I was in the middle of deciding & choosing GODDAMMIT.

So I left the place, got to where Bobet was & told her everything so we cursed her together.

Evil us.

We checked off the stuffs from our to-buy-list and we moved so fast around the mall just in time for it to close.

We were very exhausted we practically dragged ourselves to the hotel & once we got there, our feet felt like jelly that we melted onto the floor, laughing and telling each other that we were getting too old for this kind of stuff.

Nonetheless, we had fun & we’re definitely gonna do it again (despite feeling a little worn out this time around).

Fieza, next time u’re coming with us but there won’t be room for complaints k? ;)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

- thanks to google -

I’ve always wanted to try SKII since my uni days but back then (even with my PTPTN loan) it’s way beyond my budget.

Now when I am finally in a stable job (and with some extra cash) I decided to purchase the SKII Pitera Essence Trial Set.

The whole set is actually worth RM296 but they got it on promotion for RM199.

It’s a bit pricey & I usually spend that much on 2 month supply of toiletries.

So in my defense, I’m going on 28 for heaven’s sake.

It’s about time I start getting (more) serious about my looks.

The set consists of a 75ml Facial Treatment Essence, a 40ml Facial Treatment Lotion, a piece of Facial Treatment Mask & 30 pieces of cotton pad.

I have been using it for a week now and so far, result is very satisfactory.

My large pores look smaller.

My freckles fade.

My skin is much smoother , firmer & less oily.

My skin tone is lighter & more radiant.

My makeup stays longer after application.

Before, I won’t look at myself for more than a minute in the mirror but now, u can call me a narcissist and I’d be glad to admit it.

It does work wonders for me.

Definitely the best skincare investment decision I have ever made.