Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I missed the picture perfect moment!

Aaaargh..i'm so upset!

Ikano put on a beautiful fireworks display for over 20 mins. So there I was enjoying the view from outside my condo unit. Approximately 19 mins and 30 secs through the show, I suddenly had the urge to grab my camera. I raaaan inside to get it and raaan back outside.......and the show was over! :(

Guess I hafta wait till New Year then *sigh*

Monday, August 30, 2004

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Around KL & Selangor in 1 day

Phew...so much has happened today..

12 noon
Mer reached my place and then we made our way to Ampang for a wedding. The groom is a tutor in MMU while the bride is an MMU graduate (my batch, I assume she's my age). Met many of my coursemates. Now that we've graduated, I don't meet them that often anymore. I predict we'll meet again at someone else's wedding :D



At the wedding - credits to Naza ( Standing: Me, Kak Yati; Sitting: Mas, Naza, Teena)

3 pm
Went to Sha's place for her brother's wedding. The other chicks were there way earlier that we did. Mun and Heydeq had already left by the time we got there while the twins and Alia patiently waited for us. So sweet of them.. *muax*

4 pm
Took a break before proceeding with our next agenda. He was at the reading room downstairs to do some work while I made some sandwiches and did some reading.

8.30 pm
Went to Hanz's place for a BBQ. I brought along the sandwiches I did earlier since the desserts and snacks were potluck. I helped around here and there while watching F1. Yess..Schumacher was overtaken AND he didn't win first place. Muahahaha! >:)

10.15 pm
Went to Mer's place while waiting for my bro to pick me up. His mom gave some fruits and such for me to bring home. I hope I get this right..the fruit is called Buah Salak, one which I've never tried before. I'm sure it's nice ;)

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Crazy Sale

How often do you hear the phrase, "Buy 1 Free 2" ? I don't know about Petaling Street or Chau Kit (spelling?) but at England Optical? That's right, buy a pair of glasses and get another one (of cheaper price) for free, plus a RM50 voucher. That means, if we buy a pair worth Rm1000, we can get another worth up to RM999.99! That's such a crazy promotion and it's happening right until end of the month.

Not to miss out on this promo, my mom and me got ourselves a pair each :D I hope other shops would follow their footsteps to show the spirit of Mega Sale :P Oh yes, got myself work clothes and a pair of shoes to give a good impression on my first day of work. I hope it works ;)

Friday, August 27, 2004

2nd batch of August babies

Today is the birthday of my favourite twin friends, Ilin and Ina! With that I would like to wish them..

Happy 22nd Birthday,
Ilin and Ina!
*muax*

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Alamanda Putrajaya


The Alamanda shopping center is a two storey Y-shaped mall located at Precint 1 Putrajaya near the Prime Minister's office, with a net retail area of approximately 700,000 sq ft.

There are 180 shop premises inside the mall, where 85% of the mall retail and commercial premises are expected to be opened for business on the opening day. It has a 26-lane bowling alley and 8-screen multiplex cinema. A two-storey 3,000-unit parking bay is built adjacent to the mall and is easily accessible via horizontal escalators.

The mall will be soft-launched tomorrow while the grand opening ceremony, to be officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, is scheduled for October 4.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Muffin Puffin

I went for the medical check up and thank god there wasn't any blood test..pheww! And to my suprise, I only grew 1cm in the last 10 years! Yes, I was a big child :P

Besides that, I've got nothing much to do today (just like every other day). I think I've overplayed Yahoo Pool coz I've been losing a lot of games lately. So I decided to practice piano instead. It has been months since I last practiced, til the piano keys got a lil bit dusty. Lucky for me, I'm still able to play some of my favourite tunes ;)

After that, I baked muffins :D Actually, my mom has been pestering me to do it for quite a while now :D It was the very first recipe mom taught me. That time it was just after my 16th birthday, which by then she thought I was old enough to handle the oven on my own.

Muffins anyone?

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Survivor 9: Vanuatu - The Islands of Fire


In the remote waters of the South Pacific near the tumultuous "Ring of Fire," 18 castaways will compete once again for the million-dollar prize. Who will outwit, outplay and outlast all others in Vanuatu, the Islands of Fire? (source: CBS)

The season premiere is on Thursday, Sept 16. I predict it will hit Malaysian TV by Sept 17.

P/S: By the way, this is my 100th post :D

Last week of pure leisure

I have plans layed out for almost every single day this week. It's also my last week of unemployment, might as well make full use of it. I've been sleeping for 8-10 hours each night. After this, who knows if I would be able to get my much needed 8-hour sleep?

After 3-4 times of plans going astray, I'll finally be going out with the girls, Iryana (Lady Lara) and Idaura, tonight. That's if there isn't any last minute cancellation..I hope not. We used to be roomies back in our 2nd year. It's a concidence that our names start with an 'I' while our nick names start with 'Y'. Here's what I mean: Irin(Yin), Idaura(Yaya), Iryana(Yan). Mer once said we're like Charlie's Angels :P

I also have to go for a medical check up around this week and I'm scared! I don't like going to the doctor, which may be the reason why I seldom get sick.
I hate needles!
I managed to skip my BCG jab back when I was 12. I was safe for 3 years but it didn't last long as it resulted to double jabs when I was 15, BCG and Tt..t..aargh, can't remember! Could it be Titanous? That doesn't sound right. Sounds too much like Titanic.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

In sickness and in health

I may have to spend some time attending to this other PC at home. After weeks of signs of its symptoms, it has finally succumbed to its sickness. There's no sign of life as the PC couldn't detect the hard disk's existance, let alone trying to boot it. It may be at its very last breath or may have corrupted all together :(

In a desperate attempt to save what I can, I will try to retrieve its data and transfer them to a healthier/brand new hard disk. If it works, this will lessen our burden as we won't feel much loss of data. Wish me luck..

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Malaysian Idol ups and downs

Idaura offered me 2 tickets to Malaysian Idol coz she couldn't make it as she was in Penang. Too bad for me, one one wanted to go along. I passed them tickets to Aiman and went to Uptown with the chicks instead.

I feel like there's something that's not quite right with Malaysian Idol. There's just something about the atmosphere that doesn't give out the vibe as American Idol and I can't figure out what it is. And the dual-language doesn't help either. It seems quite off when someone speaks in Bahasa and another replies in English and vice versa. They should stick to one host who can speak both languages fluently.

Don't get me started about the judges. I used to complain about Fauziah Latif being a very lousy judge. Now I'm cursing those people who got her there in the first place. What do they see in her?? She isn't qualified to be a judge. Her favourite sentences: "Good try", "I like your style", "I agree", "You can do bedder".

Roslan Aziz is OK but he doesn't elaborate much on his comments, does he?

My favourite would be Paul Moss. Of all the judges, it's obvious that he really does know what he's talking about. During the last results show, I noticed that his prediction of the bottom 3 were all a hit.

The contestants are mostly quite timid. The one that stands out among the rest is, of course, Jac. I think they should just forego all the concerts and give the Malaysian Idol title to her..hehe! To me, she's clearly the most deserving and can actually give Fantasia Barrino a challenge.


(Jac)

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Pineapple Tart was awesome!


(From left: Amir (cast), Apak, Idaura, Me, Lin, Miaq)

Last night I catch the theater, Tat Nenas, at Malaysian Tourism Centre (beside Saloma Cafe) with Mer, Idaura, Boolat, Najhan and Boolat's friend, Miaq. Syu and Yan was suppose to join us but they couldn't make it. It was a really good show! It was pretty funny with some musical touch to it that made the show much more entertaining. I'm proud to be an ex-MMU student (although at times I still consider myself as a student to get discounts :P). They're staging their last show tonight, so it's still not too late for those who haven't seen it ;) It's suppose to be a blast tonight since many important people are coming to watch it.

We took some pictures before and after the show (click on the picture above to view them). Mer met his friend, Intan, who is part of the production team while I met my friend, Lin, with her boyfriend, Apak, whom I haven't met since I left MMU. There were many familiar faces too, whose names I couldn't recall.We ended the night with dinner/supper at Uncle Don, Sri Hartamas.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Heydeq's Birthday Suprise!

Last night me and some of the girls and their boyfriends made a suprise for Heydeq at this place called Tupai Tupai in KL. It's a pretty cosy place with a very forest-like surrounding. Heydeq's other half, Shahir, made it possible as he arranged everything, with some help from Ina. Sha and Mun couldn't make it that night as they had other matters that they had to attend to.

Shahir escorted us to the place (we didn't know where the place was) and went back to TTDI to fetch Heydeq. While waiting, we ordered some drinks and chatted away while getting to know Heydeq's friend from college, Mas, who was there to join the suprise.

When Heydeq got there, she was utterly suprised and touched by our presence. The food was not bad either, which left everyone with a full stomach. After dinner, the Tupai Tupai people brought along the birthday cake with the candles lit.


(From Left: Me, Mas, Ina, Khai, Shahir, Heydeq, Ilin, Alia)

On the way back, the twins, Alia, Khai (Ina's bf) and me dropped by at Mun's place to wish her a happy birthday (remember that they share the same birthday?). We were just in time coz it was close to midnight. We got ourselves a piece of cake to bring home. Yay! More cake! :D

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Pineapple tart anyone?

Check out this theater titled Tat Nenas. It originated in MMU and won various awards. They are now staging it for the 3rd time since 2001. Check out their website for more info ;)
Venue:
Tunku Abdul Rahman Auditorium,
Malaysian Tourism Centre (MTC),
Kuala Lumpur
109, Jalan Ampang,
50485 KL.

Date: 17-19 August 2004
Time: 8.45 p.m.

1st batch of August babies

I collected the studio photo that I took after the convocation. This is the first time I took such picture and I kinna like the end result :D Just one thing though, the frame they provided is very Datin-ish..ya know, gold with very elaborate design. Is that how all studio photo frames are like?
Anyways, I'm glad to announce that today is the birthday of 2 of my best friends..


Happy 22nd Birthday
to Mun and Heydeq..!
*muax*

Monday, August 16, 2004

All the best

For my friends in MMU who will be sitting for their final exams...

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Sweet-toothed?

  1. Kinder Bueno
  2. Gold Rush (Mango Smoothie)
  3. Freo Cool (Mixed Fruits Smoothie)
  4. Fried Icecream
  5. 2 cans of Vanilla Coke
  6. Hershey's Almond Nuggets
  7. Peach Tart
  8. A slice of Chocolate Banana (Cake)

The list above is some of the snacks that I've had in the last 2-3 days. I now realise that I'm a sweet-tooth. Everytime I go out, I just must get something to satisfy my tastebuds and they aren't always cheap. If I'm on a budget then I would go for McD's small sized McTwist (vanilla+choc on a cone). They are so so tempting.. *slurp*

Too bad there's no icecream at home or I would have at least 2 scoops a day with various toppings. I missed Haagen Daz's icecream buffet last month. I'm sure it would've been value for money ;) I would love one of those icecream cakes too but they are waaay over my budget. Maybe one day *hint*hint* heheheh..:P All this talk about food is making me hungry..

Saturday, August 14, 2004

The Devil Wears Prada

Yesterday I bought myself another book (as shown above). I'm sure the story is a nice as its title and its cover. Mind you, I DO judge a book by its cover..hehe! In this case, by its title too :P

Today I had plans to go out with Idaura and Yan (a.k.a Lady Lara) but it was canceled at the last minute. Then I was about to attend 'something' (I'm shy to reveal what it is :">) this evening, but I was a bit late coz it ended earlier than mentioned. Quote from Idaura "It's your tak-jadi day". I didn't wanna waste all the effort I put in getting ready, so I dropped by at OU with Idaura, just for the sake of going out :D

AF fever is at its severe state this week. My parents are tuned to Channel 15 most of the time to watch the reruns. They also plan to rush to a wedding tonight and come home early to catch the concert. Mer didn't wanna go out with me tonight coz he wants to stay glued in front of the TV..hehe! Ah well, if you can't beat em, join em.. :P

By the way, anyone wants discounted Hoobastank tickets? I got this from KLue's classifieds, e-mail suet_ee@hotmail.com for RM100 tickets ;)

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Notice the new design?

Yeeehaaa! Finally got the new design uploaded :D Like it? It's less girlish than before (no pink in sight - well now there is) and a whole lot blueR! Not saying that I feel blue or anything like that. Blue is cool and nice to see ;) It also doesn't mean I'm a fan of the boyband Blue :P

The tagboard hasn't been in its best form lately. If this continues on, I shall change to a different one <-- that's a threat to www.tag-board.com ..muahahaha! >:)

Enjoy ;)

Note: It takes slightly longer to load the page for first timers to the new design.

Music and such..

For months I feel like days go by very fast. Well, like they say, time flies when you're having fun..hehe! I sometimes forget what day it is. Before you know it, another weekend went by. By the way, it's Thursday already??

Remember the new The Corrs CD I bought? I'm enjoying it very much! It still has the Irish plus pop-ish touch. It's highly recommended to every man, woman, young and old! I like all the songs but my favouriteST is: Long Night. It's a rather sad song that can make easily-emotional people cry..but not me please :P Wanna know what happens when Irish meets African? Listen to their title track, Borrowed Heaven.

Thanx to my friend, Aiman, I got to listen to the composer's version of Kaer(of AF)'s new song that he will sing in the finals, titled Kau Kembali. Very R&B..I like :D
(I bet Mer's gonna laugh at me when he reads this :P)

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

End of the job interview season

People say, fresh graduates should accept any job that comes their way since it isn't easy to find one.

Well, remember the interview for that company in KL? I got that job as a web designer. I had a hard time considering it over, though. Yesterday, I decided not to accept the job coz I will face a lot of difficulties going to work later on.

My gamble paid off. I received a call from TV3 this morning telling me that the interview (one which I wasn't and STILL not sure for what post) was successful! :D I will start next month..woohoo! I'm one happy girl :D

I still don't know what post until I get the offer letter this week..hehe!

Monday, August 09, 2004

Andrea my idol :D

Spent my day at Sunway Pyramid with my niece, Intan. We went bowling and watched Catwoman. I realised that this cat in the movie, named Midnight, is exactly like Becky's mom. If only I presuaded my parents well enough to keep her :( Oh well, at least I know that she's happy with the countless kittens that she gave birth to.

I bought The Corrs's new CD (at last!). All the songs are nice! I've always wanted to become like Andrea Corr (well, that's something new to most of you :P). I believe we are about the same height, same black hair and we're able to play the piano. Errr...that's about it I think..hehe! I can't sing like her either though :(

I've always wanted to take up flute lessons (Andrea plays tin whistle, so it's similar :P) but I haven't got myself to start just yet. I already have a flute at home which I don't know how to create any sound with. Before you laugh at me, let me just clarify that it's not as easy as it seems! There's a certain technique to make the sound come out.

OK, next aim (besides getting a job): Take up flute lessons :D

Saturday, August 07, 2004

Welcome to the slumber party

Phewww...what a night! It was the first time in quit a long time that I stayed up til morning without doing any assignments. Reached Berjaya Times Square Hotel at 9.30 pm and had dinner at Dome, Bintang Walk. I hardly go there at night time, so it's interesting to see the people passing by.

Oh yeah, Mun decided to suprise us by her presence last night..although Heydeq and me somewhat guessed it already after a phone call to her :P So in the end, everyone was there last night. After doing some stuff (I won't elaborate :P), Alia and me stayed up talking throughout the night while the rest couldn't help but to sleep.

Early morning we sent Mun off as she needed to be in UIA. Only then I got some shut eye.

In the afternoon, the 6 of us went back with Sha (she's the only one with the car). Note that we are all of small size so it IS possible to cramp 4 girls at the backseat of Kelisa :D Before ending our outing, Heydeq was so kind to pay for our lunch at Kelana Seafood Restaurant ;)

(At Kelana Seafood: (l to r) Ilin, Ina, Alia, Me, Heydeq, Sha)

Friday, August 06, 2004

Weeeee...

Yesterday was one of those hectic days. After 2 interviews in the day, believe it or not, I went to a fun fair in UM that night :D I can't remember when was the last time I went to such place. I was with Alia and some of our Matrix Kuala Pilah friends that I haven't met for yearsss.. It was fun seeing them again.

We played some interesting games at the many2 stalls like Coconut Bowling and some other games which utilizes small hoops and ping-pong balls which I don't know how to name them. I realise that I suck at them coz I didn't win any prize :( My favourite has to be the Bumper Car. But RM4 per car is quite expensive so we only went on it once. Then we went on a pretty scary, fast, high and spinning ride which left us with a sore throat after all those "aAaaAaaaAAAAaaaa!!" Hehehe..

I'm so excited! Tonight I'll be on a slumber party with the chicks at a hotel in KL :D Everyone will be there except for Mun. She's busy with tournaments and such. It would feel more complete if only she could come along :(

Thursday, August 05, 2004

The Awakening

So there I was, sound asleep on a cool Thursday morning when my phone rang at 8.30. I tried my best to control my sleepy voice but I guess it didn't work. It was this person from TV3 asking me to come for an interview at 10 am : Even with the short notice, I got there about 20 minutes early..I'm so proud of myself :P (It also helps that I stay just 3 minutes away from Sri Pentas..hehe..)

To be honest, I wasn't sure what this interview was for, since I was "offered" 2 posts in TV3. I thought it was for the management trainee but I was asked a whole lot of questions on presentating stuff. I was afraid to ask them for they might see me as not being certained..hehe. But the interview went quite well. So for whatever job that I was interviewed for, I hope I will get it :D

I have to prepare for another interview later in the evening. What did I say about interviews being seasonal? :)

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Interview Season

I just got back from MMU, lunch at this cosy place in Putrajaya and a short trip to Mid Valley with Idaura. I was at MMU to collect my RM500 deposit, where after end of this month graduates are ENCOURAGED to donate the amount to the university. As what Mer said, "They're not just being dirty elbow, they're being salty nose shit!" :P

My interviews seem quite seasonal. After almost a month of nothing (besides convocation), I'll be attending 2 more interviews this week and both are in the middle of KL. That's tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday. I hope it will go well this time around. But I don't mind waiting a bit longer before getting a job. I'm enjoying this relaxation so much! :D

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Whose wedding?

I drove around with 4 lovely chicks today. First I fetched Heydeq (who stays near my place), then fetched the twins, Ilin & Ina (in DJ), and we made our way to UM to fetch Alia (who had her convo rehearsal). 5 of us attended a wedding of one of our schoolmates' sister (whom Heydeq and I couldn't recall who that schoolmate is until we saw her).

None of us brought along any gifts coz we didn't have the chance to buy it (excuses :P). Thought we could just sneak in before that schoolmate of ours notice us coming empty-handed. But she greeted us just as we entered the "wedding-ground".

I felt rather out of place coz I didn't know those people that well. But the twins insisted that we were all invited. We met a few other schoolmates and one of em is pregnant with the 2nd child! Aaargh..madness! We left soon after the groom's parade went by us :P