Friday, February 29, 2008

first sabahan to win a reality tv singing show!

AYU! She made the land below the wind very proud...First Sabahan to win a reality TV singing show..And she also proves that talents REALLY do can overcome superficial LOOKS.

We have Sabahans winning big singing competitions but not OIAM. This prove Sabahans never lack of singing talents.

AF, MI, OIAM, Blastoff, Juara Lagu, Bintang name it. Sabahans has been there and done that!

Congratulations again. *but am a little bit skeptic about the style that their potrayed in the clothes they were wearing in the show...a bit too frumpy for me*

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

election fever hits the nation

funny..the guy singing is so talented.

just a breath of fresh different from mainstream media

m not taking sides, just think wisely.

each vote counts

P/s: dont forget to wish samy vellu happy birthday on the 8th of march..hehe

Monday, February 25, 2008

life is good...things that matters

nothing beats the warmth of the hot caramel during a cold rainy day. plus whipped cream on top. *heaven!* but still, life is definitely good according to San Fransisco Coffee. Yet, I really don't think that their products could live up to that name. My advise to you all who are planning to have a cuppa there. DON'T!somehow the ambience is quite nice though, a change from the the earthy and neutral tones of Starbucks and Coffee Bean's color theme. I am seeing RED at San Fransisco coffee

ooh...and another thing, went to CRES Moment at Warisan Square, tried their Magical Aroma Aromatherapy Body Massage and Foot Reflexology. Hmm, the magical things that I expect didn't really happen, I felt kinda stiff around my shoulders instead after the massage. Personally, I don't really like the techniques that the therapist used. Knowledge wise about the treatments, the therapists don't really know what they are doing also.Quite a letdown for a very exclusive place like that. There's room for improvement though. For the foot reflexology, it is recommended to those who have sore feet after the shopping spree around the complex. It's worth trying for this one. Life is totally good with those visit to the spa..hehe

lovin' the ambience in Cres Moment

life is definitely good, when we savour the little things that make us happy. not the major ones only have to be looked upon to. but being human, we tend to forget about this.

Appreciating my coffee and my fake fabulosity attire (my-not-so-original- LV bag)...still lovin' it *no one wud know its fake if I dont tell right?*and definitely life is so good
with my other half

Sunday, February 24, 2008

malaysian artist...copycats or power of make up?

you judge for yourselves okay... (got these pics from an email from a friend)

Jac and Janet Jackson

mmmmm..cant see the similarities

Dayang and Beyonce
*doi, punya la perasan*

Amy Mastura and Coco Lee
at some angle, got la a bit

Siti Nurhaliza and Katie Holmes
huh..apa yang sama? bentuk muka maybe...tapi katie holmes got better looking husband la. ahaha

Zahnita Wilson and Catherine Zeta Jones
*apa ah?*

Ziana Zain and J.Lo
*smile sama la mungkin, and the *ss besar maybe..hehe*

Jeslina and Britney Spears
maybe the old britney ada sikit sama la the features tapi the NOW-rundown-avalanche-catastrophic-lifestyle Britney, muka tiada yang sama lagi.. :)

and last but definitely not the least..

Farid Kamil and Lelaki Kucing..Farid...where is Sharlinie?

what do you do when you miss someone so much?

GET YOURSELF BUSY! *hardworking la konon*

at least that's what I am trying to do.

*sigh..I am just SO lazy to be rajin. How la?*

Thursday, February 21, 2008

before you cast your votes

maybe you want to read this before you cast your votes for the coming election. *its quite long but, if you do have time, just take a look at it*

cat out of the bag

It is the Year of the Rat. The Prime Minister (PM) has just let the cat out of the bag – the "General Elections (GE)" will be real soon, for there is a feeling amongst many that the country is going to the dogs.

The PM, who has never lost any sleep since he became the PM – has been trying to awaken the nation to an imminent GE. He had declared in June last year, in what could have been the most important statement of his political career: "I am no sleeping PM"!

Four years have passed swiftly by since Pak Lah became PM. He has made it very clear he is no "one-term" PM. Why, in between his many 40 photogenic winks he has even come up with Vision 2057! Who says the PM has failed to walk the talk — when he has even managed Bolehland sleepwalking!

But the boys on the fourth floor of Putrajaya who have been spinning the broken record which critics have entitled "I started a joke" have a tough job ahead. Experts of make-believe and myths, they have to create a mega-mirage of a PM and a government with a proven track record this coming GE.

Often, and as was evident in 2007, their script and sandiwara have spun out of control by the silly statements of small-minded and self-serving sycophants surrounding the PM, causing Pak Lah and his government to stumble from one comic caper to another.

As the government's delivery system fell apart, very symbolically and significantly so did structures give way in buildings such as parliament, the world's second largest court complex in Jalan Duta and even Putrajaya.

Back to the PM's "proven track record", surely the year 2007 was a very "revealing" year and there was so much that the ordinary citizen of Bolehland could fall back on to help them decide who they should vote for this coming GE.

Excellent Economy

50 years ago, we were second in Asia in terms of economic development. Last year we were almost second last. We also had much lower FDIs than many other countries in ASEAN such as Thailand and Indonesia. But we were told our economy is doing well compared to many countries.

As one BN MP had so proudly declared in parliament last year, Bolehland had great cause to celebrate Merdeka, for we are "10 times more (economically) advanced than Ghana" which became independent in the same year as us!

Why bother with former European Commission Ambassador to Malaysia Thierry Rommel's remark that the NEP amounted to protectionism against foreign companies? It is only "loglokal" that Umno still needs not only an unleveled-playing- field but also to move the goalposts from time to time.

2007 was another high point of Pak Lah's premiership. We had to contend with high prices of food, fuel, gas, public transportation, tolls, etc. resulting in a high cost of living. We were told we were better off than four years ago. We were merely paying the high price of believing some people in high places.

Even government backbenchers doubted the positive economic indicators by the government and expressed disappointment that the grassroots were not benefiting from domestic economic development. It is difficult to gauge what is going on in the grassroots when you are governing from the fourth floor!

Graft Galore

Pak Lah's track record in his supposed "zero tolerance for corruption" drew a big zero in 2007. But there were several "firsts". For the first time in the country serious allegations of corruption were made against the chief of the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) and even the Inspector General of Police (IGP)!

Corruption allegations were also made against the Deputy Internal Security Minister, the Sabah and the Sarawak Chief Ministers and the Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief! It was revealed that 40% of the senior police officers could be arrested without further investigations – strictly on the basis of their lifestyles!

Another first was when the parties suspected of corruption investigated each other! The police investigated the (then) chief of the ACA; the ACA investigated the Internal Security Deputy Minister and the IGP….and the Attorney-General decided that all three were clean!

What the Mahathir administration took to "achieve" in 22 years – pervasive corruption and criminal breach of trust, mismanagement and wastage of public funds – Pak Lah's regime did even better in his first four years, made evident especially in the 2006 Auditor General's Report.

Dr M's administration ended with Malaysia being ranked No. 37 on the Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) in 2003. Three years after Pak Lah took over, Malaysia's TI CPI ranking plunged to No. 44 in 2006. It is likely to plunge further.

Crippling Crime

Pak Lah also achieved a record of sorts with regard to his pledge of a drastic reduction of the crime rate in the country. For the first time in Bolehland's history, the crime index crossed the 200,000 mark. The rakyat in Bolehland did not feel good nor safe at all – whether inside or outside their homes!

The crime rate soared from 156,315 cases in 2003 to 224,298 cases in 2007 – a sharp rise of some 45% in the past four years of Pak Lah's premiership. The number of serious crimes increased by 13.36% nationwide, with gang robbery without the use of firearms rising by more than 159% .

Shocked by the crime statistics of 2007, Pak Lah came up with a multi-pronged anti-crime strategy. What was really needed was the setting up of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), a key proposal by the Royal Police Commission.

The PM had in fact in principle agreed to the setting up of the IPCMC on 24 January 2006, but by the end of 2007 his track record showed that his biggest "crime" was to shelve the IPCMC and replace it with a toothless Special Complaints Commission proposal.

Blocking Bloggers

2007 saw the elite in Umno going berserk over blogs. For so long they had monopolised "the truth". Unable to "buy over" the countless blogs on the Internet as they do with newspapers, they did what they were best at – "criminalise" or demonise what was a major threat to them.

It was quite a record – they intimidated bloggers with police reports (and yet could not pinpoint what they were complaining about!), law suits, arbitrary arrests, police interrogations and threats of the government's use of the ISA, the Sedition Act and a host of other laws.

On International Women's Day, Tourism Minister Tunku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor put on record how the government (also read as Umno) felt about bloggers: "All bloggers are liars, they cheat people using all kinds of methods. From my understanding, out of 10,000 unemployed bloggers, 8,000 are women."

"All bloggers are not in favour of national unity. Our country has been successful because we are very tolerant with each other, if not, there will be civil war, the Malays will kill the Chinese, the Chinese will take revenge and kill the Malays, and the Indians will kill everyone," Adnan proved how asinine he was.

But bloggers were not bothered. (Raja Petra was the least petrified.) They refused to be cowed by the blather on blogs by the bunch of official blockheads. They took to heart former PM Dr M's description of them as being the "only hope" left to speak out on problems in the country.

Puerile Parliament

Pak Lah had quite a track record of being absent from parliament. In fact he was more overseas than in the august house. In a 44-month period as PM he made 83 overseas trips. Yet his deputy Najib Tun Razak would declare: "Parliament' s importance has not diminished even after 50 years of independence" .

Najib added that the role of the country's legislature "should be given due respect not only from the elected representatives but also the people". It was difficult to take Najib seriously especially when one takes into account:

§ the serious problem of high absenteeism in parliament amongst BN MPs

§the presence of six cows and 10 goats on parliament grounds waiting to be slaughtered for a dinner scheduled at the banquet hall to celebrate Pak Lah's wedding

§ the severe and recurrent leaking problem of parliament's roof and the "bocor" comments by two BN MP buffoons – with Minister in the PM's Department Mohd. Nazri Abdul Aziz, and even Najib defending their remarks

§ the comments of spineless, silly, sexist and of course 'stupid' MPs

§ the hype, hypocrisy and of course, hysterics and histrionics in Parliament led by Ministers like Nazri

§ the arrest of over 20 people within the parliamentary precincts when they wanted to
hand over a memorandum.

Idiocy & the ISA

The government of Pak Lah created its own track record on the 20th anniversary of Operation Lallang which took place last year. Minister in the PM's Department Bernard Dompok claimed there had been no detention under the ISA after Pak Lah took over as PM in 2003!

Foreign affairs ministry parliamentary secretary Ahmad Shabery Cheek had even the cheek to insist that "no one has demanded that the ISA be abolished".

The PM himself declared that the ISA "is still relevant and useful" and that "matters pertaining to the rights of detainees will be given due consideration and assessment". How can this be done when the basic tenet of the ISA is to detain a person without trial?

The Abolish ISA Movement (GMI) demolished Dompok's claim by providing the statistics of arrests and renewal of detention orders under the ISA during Pak Lah's premiership. They relieved Ahmad Shabery of his amnesia by forwarding him the long history calling for the abolishment of the ISA.

In a landmark decision the Kuala Lumpur High Court ruled that ex-ISA detainee Abdul Malek's arrest was unlawful and that he was assaulted under police custody. He was awarded RM2.5 million in damages.

But it did not deter the government from ordering the arrest of five leaders of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) under the ISA on the false notion linking them to terrorists without a shred of evidence. Samy Vellu would later confirm that was no such evidence.

Muzzled Media

"I think this government under Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is a very, very liberal government," Nazri tried very hard to convince himself as he spoke at a National Union of Journalists (NUJ) forum in September.

How and when was Pak Lah's government "very, very liberal"? Was it when:

· Information Minister Zainuddin Maidin (Zam) told the top editors of the media that there was "no need to tell the PM the truth"?

· Chief secretary to the government Mohd Sidek Hassan instructed the media to avoid emphasising on news deemed negative against the government, such as the 2006 Auditor-General' s report?

· Chairman of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Halim Shafie ordered broadcasters against giving airtime for speeches by opposition political parties?

· the media were barred from covering the public hearing on crime held by the Parliamentary Caucus on Human Rights and Good Governance in Petaling Jaya by Caucus chairman Nazri Abdul Aziz?

· all editors were rounded up to take specific instructions from the 4th Floor Boys in Putrajaya as to how to report the wedding of Pak Lah?

· Zam told local newspapers not to quote from Internet blogs or use them as sources of information?

· the Internal Security Ministry issued a directive to mainstream media not to publish any news on the issue of Malaysia being an Islamic State and only to publish statements from Pak Lah and his deputy?

· Bernard Dompok's disagreement with the PM and deputy PM that the country was an Islamic state was blacked out by the mainstream media?

· editorial interference led to self-censorship which in turn had resulted in stories being slanted heavily towards the government such as the public rallies by Bersih and Hindraf?

The "liberalism" which Nazri spoke so proudly of resulted in Bolehland achieving the worst-ever ranking in the latest worldwide press freedom index released by Paris-based watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) – the sharpest plunge of 32 spots from 92 to 124 placing, which is also Malaysia's worst ranking in the RSF annual worldwide press freedom ranking since it was started in 2002

Judicial Jesters

The defects which began to show on nine occasions in a three-month period after the opening of the second largest court complex in the world in Jalan Duta were very symbolic of the state of the judiciary in 2007.

Here too Pak Lah and his government achieved a record of sorts. The two main players were then Chief Justice (CJ) Ahmad Fairuz and Nazri who is also the de facto Law Minister. Both were ready to do whatever it took and to utter the most naïve and nonsensical in order to maintain the status quo.

For the first time, the country did not have a Chief Judge for eight months, and the Nazri would insist that there "is no law that says the Chief Justice cannot act as the Chief Judge of Malaya".

It was also the first time when a de facto Law Minister of Bolehland openly declared that he is the Minister for the Chief Justice! It showed how nascent Nazri was.

For the first time too the country heard a CJ confess the existence of judges who (a) were often seen socializing with lawyers, prosecutors and corporate figures while hearing their cases in court; (b) were "constantly angry and foul-tempered" , portraying themselves as being the most brilliant or perfect judge in court; (c) accepted bribes. No action was taken against all these judges!

The super fast-track appointment of Umno lawyer Zaki Azmi as the president of the Court of Appeal was also unprecedented. The government was passing a vote of no confidence on the judiciary and saying there was no one else in the judiciary worthy of the position!

Fairuz would go on to advocate the abolition of Common Law and favouring its replacement by an Islamic law system. He would challenge Karpal Singh to reveal the name of a Federal Court judge who had not written judgments in as many as 35 cases. When the latter did, the then CJ kept an elegant silence.

With his track record, Fairuz was put on a fast-track to retirement. It was perhaps the most "correct, correct, correct" thing that Pak Lah and his government did. It would also give Fairuz a lot of time to recall his supposed infamous telephone conversation with V. K. Lingam.

People Power

2007 was a year when the ordinary citizens decided courageously to record their feelings on the streets of Bolehland. They believed in their right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, in spite of the government's poor track record of respecting these rights.

And so they told Pak Lah the truth – on 8 Sept. when 750 people gathered near Batu Buruk, in Trengganu for a Bersih ceremah; on 26 Sept. when 2,000 lawyers and others marched to the PM's Department in Putrajaya to hand over a memorandum asking for a Royal Commission to investigate the lingering Lingam tape scandal.

On 10 Nov. 40,000 converged at Istana Negara to express their concern over the conduct of elections in Malaysia; on 25 Nov., about 40,000 ethnic Indians protested against the marginalisation of the Indian community; on 9 Dec., a 100-odd crowd attempted to conduct a march commemorating Human Rights Day.

The tell-me-the- truth government could not handle the truth. Predictably each assembly was labeled "illegal" – is the Federal Constitution illegal? We were told it is not our culture to demonstrate – ask Umno, its in their history. It will damaged the country's good name – peaceful assemblies are a common democratic feature overseas. There will be violence – only when the police "riot".

In sharp contrast was former deputy PM Musa Hitam, who, when asked in an interview whether Malaysia is ready for peaceful assemblies, spontaneously declared: "Yes! Come on, we have been independent for 50 years"!

Pak Lah's ministers stammered, stuttered and struggled to make some sense in front of the international media and to justify the government's desperate responses such as charging the peaceful Hindraf assembly for "attempted murder"!

The mainstream media sank to a new low. At the 50th year of our nationhood we still have a servile press sucking up to their political superiors and giving stories a spin and a slant that suits, soothes and serves the government.

The police pranced, pounced on and provoked. They pushed and pulverized. They pummeled and reduced to a pulp. They pounded with chemical-laced water and pierced the air with tear gas.

But the people, especially in the Bersih and Hindraf assemblies showed they were no longer afraid. There were even moments when they stood their ground. The police lost all authority and respect Fully armed, they were helpless!

Rage on Race & Religion

For years Malaysia was very well known as Asia's melting pot of races and religion. But Pak Lah's track record showed a country gradually turning into a boiling pot – a land where opportunistic politicians used race and religion to stir the cauldron.

The PM, of whom well-known writer M. Bakri Musa calls "His Hollowness the Imam of Islam Hadhari" failed to put a leash on the increasing number of lower echelon zealots or those whom columnist Helen Ang calls "Little Mullah Napoleons" running riot with their brand of religion.

Marina Mahathir's Musings in May 2007 highlighted the existence of a "new association registered for the propagation of the shallow and superficial (SS)" and meant for those "who have nothing better to do with their lives than look for monsters under their beds, enemies in their blankets or crosses in their buns".

"Just as we don't see the supreme irony of trumpeting our religious superiority while at the same time claiming that it only takes biscuits to destroy us, we don't see the irony of extolling ourselves as a superior race while at the same time insisting on crutches and handouts," was Marina's marvelous conclusion.

"2007 has proved to be one of the most divisive and troubled years in the half-a-century of Malaysia's nationhood – with religious polarization assuming its most serious dimension, compounding an already difficult problem of racial polarization in the nation-building process," observed Opposition Leader Lim Kit Siang.

In 2007, Pak Lah would create a record of sorts by contradicting himself time and again on matters concerning race and religion. For example, he would preach the virtues of inter-religious dialogue but would go on to ban the Building Bridges Conference, a seminar meant to bring together Christian and Muslim scholars of international repute.

The PM would insist on Malaysians being sensitive to each other but he would defend Hishammuddin' s brandishing of the keris at the Umno annual general assembly. He would also give his blessings to Umno holding its annual general assembly – on Deepavali!

He would emphasise that Malaysia is not a secular nor a theocratic state but would later decide to follow his deputy in declaring that Malaysia is an Islamic state – and made sure that the mainstream media carried his and Najib's views only – what a dialogue!

In his Christmas message of 2007 he would call on Malaysians to move forward and put the country's interest before any "narrowly-defined demands". He would then be so "narrow-minded" as to ban the use of the word "Allah" by those of non-Muslim faiths, and its use in the Herald, a Catholic weekly!

Anwar Ibrahim provides a good comment on Pak Lah's track record in this regard: "The ruling BN coalition is appealing to Muslim sentiment to reinforce its support in elections which could come in March…Malaysia's problem is not radicalism…The real issue is what I would describe as state-sponsored Muslim puritanism more by racist sentiments than religious principles."

Flip-flopping into the future?

The once looking good PM who had the people feeling good, increasingly failed to deliver the goods of transparency and accountability. Indeed in 2007, the supposed fairy tale of change by Pak Lah became what it really was – a full-bloom farce.

After four years, the PM has no concrete results to show – just cheap claptrap. The only significant change of Pak Lah was when he made an amendment to the Federal Constitution to allow the then 65-year-old Election Commission Chief to serve until the age of 66 – do you smell a rat?

Will the citizens of Bolehland re-elect the "flip-flop" PM and continue to stomach the farce, flaws and fraud flung at our faces by the 4th Floor Boys? Will Malaysians want to bring back the many soiled reputations, spent characters and self-seeking politicians of UMNO and the BN?

It is time to get real. Even the part-time model "space participant" , who came close to a moonwalk at the cost of RM90 million of our hard-earned money, had to come down to earth, and is probably busy back at the catwalk.

Indeed, ratting through the past four years it does not take very much for one to see that Pak Lah has ratted on his promises of 2004. Surely, enough is enough! A Happy Rat Year!

Friday, February 15, 2008

cerita yang tertinggal

this is a backdated post...wrote it but din post it. Didn't manage to finish blogging about this. These pictures taken during my duty at the MSSD Tamparuli, last week. It was raining throughout the 3 day event leaving the field muddy and ewwww...dirty. it seems that all the events are "berlari dalam lumpur"

and this is one dog that keeps me entertained during the sports day...Observe the spots on its head...very symmetrical and strategically located on both sides of his head..hehe..Cute!

and these are my students fooling around.."muka-muka kecundang" some who won some medals la but all in all their performance was not so great compared to the previous year.
this is me and my senior in school last time, Chong See Yee. She is also now a teacher in SMKT

never thought of this moment

When you were a baby, you don't understand why they stick those candles on the cake

When you were a kid, you just can't wait to blow the candles on the cake

When you were a teenager, you just love to count how many candles you have on your cake.
*so eager to grow up and could do things on your own, yearning for the day you don't have people to tell you on how to do things and all that*

When you are 20 something, you just don't wanna count how many candles they are on your cake. *no candles the better, then people won't know your real age*

haha :P
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hidung tumpah

sneeze..sneeze then hidung lari..

sneeze..sneeze..watery eyes

sneeze..sneeze..urgh! so uncomfortable..

*m off to school now, will sneeze more while teaching I guess*

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

happy birthday to me

13 February 1985

Your date of conception was on or about 23 May 1984 which was a Wednesday.

You were born on a Wednesday
under the astrological sign Aquarius.
Your Life path number is 11.

Your fortune cookie reads:
As the purse is emptied the heart is filled.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 6.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2446109.5.
The golden number for 1985 is 10.
The epact number for 1985 is 8.
The year 1985 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/2/1984 and ending 2/19/1985.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Otter; your plant is Fern.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Parmuthy, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 22 Shevat 5745.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 23 Shevat 5745.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 18 katun 11 tun 13 uinal 5 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 22 Jumadiyu'l-Avval 1405 (1405-5-22).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 7 April 1985.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1985.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 20 February 1985.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 26 May 1985.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 2 June 1985.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Monday, 16 September 1985.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 6 April 1985.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 19 February 1985.

As of 2/12/2008 9:59:08 AM EST
You are 22 years old.
You are 276 months old.
You are 1,200 weeks old.
You are 8,399 days old.
You are 201,585 hours old.
You are 12,095,159 minutes old.
You are 725,709,548 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Robbie Williams (1974)Kelly Hu (1968)Peter Gabriel (1950)
Stockard Channing (1944)Jerry Springer (1944)Peter Tork (1942)
George Segal (1934)Kim Novak (1933)Chuck Yeager (1923)
Eileen Farrell (1920)Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919)Grant Wood (1892)
Bess Truman (1885)L.L. Bean (1873)

Top songs of 1985
Say You, Say Me by Lionel RichieWe Are The World by USA for Africa
Careless Whisper by Wham!Can't Fight This Feeling by REO Speedwagon
Money for Nothing by Dire StraitsShout by Tears for Fears
Broken Wings by Mr. MisterI Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner
The Power of Love by Huey Lewis & the NewsEverybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.28727984344423 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

Your lucky day is Saturday.
Your lucky number is 4 & 8.
Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Leo.
Your opposition number(s) is 1.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 1 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 23 candles.

Those 23 candles produce 23 BTUs,
or 5,796 calories of heat (that's only 5.7960 food Calories!) .
You can boil 2.63 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1985 there were approximately 3.7 million births in the US.
In 1985 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1985 in the US there were 2,425,000 marriages (10.2%) and 1,187,000 divorces (5%)
In 1985 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1985 the population of Australia was approximately 15,900,566.
In 1985 there were approximately 247,348 births in Australia.
In 1985 in Australia there were approximately 115,493 marriages and 39,830 divorces.
In 1985 in Australia there were approximately 118,808 deaths.

Your birthstone is Amethyst

The Mystical properties of Amethyst

Amethyst is used to increase spiritually
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Bloodstone, Onyx, Moonstone

Your birth tree is
Cedar, the Confidence

Of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, wants to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy, optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

There are 317 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 330 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waning crescent.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

wah lau!

I just can't believe my eyes when I watched channel 104 just now, the 'How Do I Look?' show was on. Then came this skinny girl with long straight hair being interviewed. Looking goofy and all that. She seems SO familiar with the voice and look without make up. The caption underneath saying Ling Tan - Malaysia International Supermodel.

Ling Tan.. name is quite familiar but an International Supermodel, never did ring a bell in my head.

Then it struck me. She was the guest I had attended during my last job at Shangri-La RRR. Ms Tan. the girl with a mat salleh boyfriend. *and her face that time memang look like in the picture below*

That time, drizzling, she came up to our counter with her black bikini asking my colleague to put on her silicone swimming cap. So, susah to put on her head, I had to help.

Learned that she just came down from climbing mount Kinabalu, and she was so weary and worrying a lot about her sore muscle and painful toenails.

I shared my experienced about toenails being blue black and eventually 'tercabut' after climbing the mountain. She freaked out. Then I have quite a hard time on explaining things that later one everything will be alright. Hehe. She is very funny la.~and friendly too.

I find it very amusing also she always need help on tying her bikini strings and putting on her sunscreen. She keep on coming back to us at the counter by the pool for help.

It was 2 months ago...

Little did I know that...

SHE is actually a supermodel based in the Big Apple, signed with Elite Models some more. And she is the first internationally acclaimed Asian model. Her resumes also consist of gracing the runways of Milan, NY and so many fashion hotspots as well as having her face plastered all over magazines doing campaign for famous brands like Gucci, Guess, Emporio Armani and the list goes on. She is also the first Asian model to have a cosmetics deal worldwide...more info here

more pictures of her here asian models
and her profile at IMG models

SHE is even the model icon of most aspiring models and not too mention established models like Amber Chia *taken from her interview*

Do you have a model icon? Ling Tan. She was the first local model to gain international recognition. I really admire her. I think she has earned all that through hard work and a great personality. I want to follow in her footsteps.

*Now I know how she got to pay the expensive luxurious room of the Ocean Wing RRR.* hahaha

something that you wanna see this february

love will conquer all..ahahaha (not in a million years!)

great first impression

You Make a Great First Impression

You can handle almost any social situation with grace, even the tricky ones.
Strangers often find you charming and interesting. You are often remembered fondly.
Even if you're not naturally outgoing, you can make conversation with anyone if you need to.

Whether you were born this way or had to work to get here, you are definitely charismatic.
You're popular and well liked. People definitely look forward to being around you.
Your social connections bring you a full and rich life. You understand how important it is to make a lasting impression.

Ironically, lately people tend to say that I don't act my age. I don't act my age in a sense that I am old..OLD

it was just last month that, some of my colleagues say that I look immature for my job. And now, some people are saying that I look OLD. I just can't get it.

Is it the way I speak? Is it the way I dress? Is it the way I communicate?

The other day, after work, with my baju kurung, I went to KFC in Tuaran and this cashier smiling at me and said

"Aunty mau makan apa? Bawa balik atau makan sini?"

*S***..what the %^&*! You calling who aunty? I bet my age and the cashier wouldnt be so big the difference also*

"hmmm..take away la"

No mood already after that

Saturday, February 09, 2008

8 the lucky number

8 tag challenge from Dazeree...*sorry dazeree baru perasan ni I've been tagged by you* here goes

8 things I'm passionate about:

  1. food
  2. mirrors (ahaha)
  3. spa treatments
  4. holidays (always and forever will be)
  5. blogging
  6. singing
  7. dancing
  8. and again food (glutonny in action)

8 things I say often:

  1. okay...okay
  2. ni la ni.
  3. aih..kuyak!
  4. ko gila ka? (for certain people only la)
  5. ngantuk o
  6. malasnya!
  7. penat o
  8. OI! diam (thats for my students)

8 books I’ve read recently:

  1. Form Two Maths textbook
  2. Form Two Maths workbook
  3. and more maths reference books (life being a teacher...redundant!)

8 things to do before I die:

  1. Get rich before I am 35 (haha)
  2. And for that I must marry a rich guy
  3. Travel to these countries (Japan, Hawaii, or even better the whole world)
  4. Climb Mount Kinabalu using another route
  5. Eat an exotic dish (maybe cockroach would be okay)
  6. Further my studies at least to a master degree (Phd would be okay but I dont want a permanent Head Damage)
  7. Learn scuba diving
  8. try bungee jumping (I am SO scared of height)

8 songs I could listen to over and over again:

  1. anything will do (dun give me dangdut or tamil songs then it wud be ok)

8 things that attract me to my friends:

  1. am very loud
  2. shy (to some people only)
  3. i laugh so much
  4. i complain a lot as well
  5. a challenger for big eaters (got buffet call me okay)
  6. pemurah (ahaha..kunun la..)
  7. not rich (therefore I don't expect so much)
  8. good listener (maybe)

8 things I learn in the last year:

  1. Singing too loud with a microphone can damage people's ear
  2. Eating too much can increase my weight exponentially
  3. Don't plan so much, just go with the flow
  4. Enjoy life while you can
  5. Smile more because it will decrease the wrinkles you gonna have when you hit 25
  6. When you are 20 something be prepared to be called "aunty"
  7. Logging is actually doing a graph log and not "potong kayu balak"
  8. Saudi is SO flat and sandy.. (duh..hahaha)

8 people I want to tag

  1. Mimi
  2. Milai
  3. Yu Jian
  4. Ying Tian
  5. Alvin Alexander
  6. Friedrich
  7. Neng

love is in the air!

my first love with commercialized donuts was Dunkin Donuts...been in love with it for so long, through my teenage years and early uni years. *but the funny thing is I only get to eat these when I went to KL or places that I manage to visit that have Dunkin Donuts..ahaha*

then recently came along J.CO Donuts, I broke up with Dunkin Donuts. *haha, tidak mau tengok langsung lagi Dunkin Donuts*. J.CO Donuts taste so heavenly even without those fancy toppings. Besides the price isn't so bad also.
But I can guarantee you from the sight of the donuts, it is mouth-watering enough that you couldn't resist to take a bite. *oh, and what is so nice with this is that some drinks that you buy comes with a free glazy donuts..thats yummy enough to be eaten just like that*

and now, the newly open outlet in KK is this Big Apple Donuts and Coffee...Huhuhu, it really made me cheat on J.CO. it seduces me until I almost fell in love with this one.
I also found out that some of its Donuts have more or less the same features with J.CO's..a copycat? hmmmm... am in a dilemma. I cant be in love with both. Spoilt for choices, only time will tell *Big Apple or J.CO? Dunkin have been long gone..*

heaven and earth

that's how one of the spa treatment is being called. and too good to be true it is offered at one of our local 5 star resort just minutes away from the city centre (well not really minutes but rather a couple of minutes more than it should be).

ah..I really want to be in a spa right now. chinese new year was kinda happening, not to mention very filling at the same time. all I want now is some total relaxation. but nothing comes free these days. angpau oso not a lot anymore...MONEY MONEY i need MONEY

can't wait on my first paycheck for my new job...can't wait to splurge on self-indulgence *heavenly spa treatments* ~rose bath ..rose butter wrap..aromatherapy massage...and the list goes on

or anyone care to join me for watsu?


what the heck is that? all i know for this 3 types of alphabet they only exist in clothing sizes. now come along XML document.

been trying to dress up my blogs with this kind of XML codes downloaded from certain website. Carefully following the steps to put it on my blog but to much frustration, I cease to succeed. Damn, all I got is the very same message of errors saying that the code is not properly dunno-what-term is that and the > and < should end with dunno-what-alphabet some more.

hmm, I an amateur blogger. these kinds of code never happen to ring a bell in my head. anyone mind lending a virtual helping hand


is offering some help but not helping enough, am still stuck with the same problem

Monday, February 04, 2008

throat burning

not feeling good right now. just plainly lazy! looking at the date on the calender made me even more freaked out. FEBRUARY is here! *damn*

why? I have my reasons.

until the next posting...bye