Feb 29, 2008

no translation needed.

i love you i love you. she writes her own songs. good songs. she is a great singer. hmm. did i mention she sings live and sound great EVERY SINGLE TIME?

her songs represent every girl at heart.

natasha bedingfield.
i have to watch her sing live. someday.


to be in the spotlight- for me it's like a deer caught in the headlights.
awkward. vulnerable. weak.

should i finally stand up with my head up high and prove to myself, claiming the leader in me?

hey, you can't blame others for making you feel less appreciated.
i really got to start believing in myself... and support myself when i know i'm in doubt.

Feb 21, 2008

welcome onboard interns.

Today marks my 4th day into internship. Suffice to say, it's energy draining! I don't blame full time working people looking like zombies now, I truly understand why they say they prefer school days to working days. Word.

Funny, that we want to grow up so fast once a upon a time, while those working people are literally screaming, "Get me outta here!" or "My life sucks!".

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Read some:

It's not easy, that's for sure~ working is trading our laid back and comfort life away, plus you're fighting for survival out there. Whether people decided they hate you, and also where the moolah is concerned~ it's a "dog eat dog" world~ no mercy. I knew city life would suck you in- like a whirl pool or quicksand or the unexplained Bermuda Triangle.

Scary, scary thoughts. I don't have nightmares yet. but looking into the "real" world for the "first time", I wished I was a 5 year old again, with only worries about whether I get 5 stars for my homework, Saturday cartoons, and fun! Those were the good days. :)

For a quick de-stress exercise:-

*disclaimer!!!! :p Okay. Go ahead!

tell me: (do you think interns should get paid?)

With interns, you get what you pay for
Pay your interns, You Cheap %$%#%@^!

Hate it no more.

You might agree getting photo frames as pressies kinda sucks. I still remember as a kid , I get it for birthdays, and one of those secret santa swapping presents session. Those were the days, and somehow I guess people like to recycle them , if you know what I mean. LOL.

I never appreciate photo frames as gifts, and the ones I get are old looking. Think about it, when people give you something for example photo frames, you don't want it, but when you have a picture to put up, then you might need to go buy one because you threw or "recycled" it. Tsk. tsk.

Today if you ask me, I would want one. Well, there's a catch. :D Okay, before I get into details, let me ask you a question. Wouldn't it be nice to have a photo frame that can store images and rotate them like slide shows and music to boot! :D Awesome idea!

Gosh, I'm adding this to my gadgets-to-have wishlist~ :x

Presenting you a digital photo frame. I know I know. Awesome right?
Click : SamsungSPF-72H Digital Picture Frame

Digital technology rocks! :)

Feb 20, 2008

"Undang" in session. (Pay ATTENTION!)

It's not law. *rolls eyes* Now I wonder why they use the term "undang", law in english for driving learners' class.

So here I am- paying good attention in class. It's some road safety vids they're showing in the picture.

Gotcha! It's UK's road safety campaign, THINK!

Question: I wonder why they didn't use their own "You can make a difference" campaign?

Note: Will update more later. Check this space.

Feb 17, 2008

Backtracked. (read: procrastination)

Better late than never, eh?
I present to you :

CREACTIVE in Bali 2008. Against the odds. Explore Abroad.
(note: cheesy! hah!)

Flying with Air Asia- for the first time.
Not too bad. not bad at all.

except...the promising picture on the menu.

and this..

(note: we knew about the infamous nasi lemak- and was tempted to try. It was nice though, although the presentation was a bit erm... well... )

The awesome-st bunch!

and the JUMP shot:
Hmm.. not very well coordinated. :D
(note: but we had fun!)

Sunset at Tanah Lot. Killer view!!!!

Offerings. Colourful!

Famous for their stone carvings.

It's almost like he's saying:
You're laughing at me? LOL.

*yoda* Hindu-influenced culture, the Balinese is.
(note: pic irrelevant, i just wanted to show you the pic. one of my favs!)

Photographer in action. :x
(note: thanks jade)


Do you seriously think I'm going to skip this part? :p

No one warn us(me!) that it's going to be scorching hot! in Bali.. January= hot season, I guess. Never mind the fact that Bali is on the equator, I've learned the hard way..

My sunnies and water got me through the whole trip- and my camera (sacrificing myself for better pictures..)
Remember sunblock next time. :/

Good trip nevertheless. Killer views, great company, good fellowship!

Feb 14, 2008

It's V-day.

Not that I'm dreading it. It's just like any normal day, I had a good laugh though, as I was checking my horoscope on the the newspaper.

It blatantly says: It's Valentine's Day, and I see (who?) the only romance you'll be getting is from the Mills and Boon's series.

Okay. Ouch! Maybe. Haha. Good laugh though.

Anyways, I was just catching up on being the couch potato I've always have been, I did the whole movie marathon thingie- from thrillers to chick flicks to romantic comedies.

And I've noticed a trend in all the movies I've watched- similar, almost identical in fact that the female leads in these movies (all the genre I mentioned above)- are independent, smart, I-don't-need-a-man female. In short- the Metrosexual Women.

So today, instead of complaining for the umpteenth time why some girls out there are still single (like me, hehe) I shall engage myself in this discussion of this new-upcoming phenomena of Metrosexual Women :p Some crazy ideas (mine. :p) of why this is actually happening...

1) Women found something more orgasm-worthy than men.
Meet your worst nightmare boys: Imagination.

2) Women is trying out a hand in voicing out her opinion. She likes to be heard too. Conquering the world is just something that we add to our long, long, very long list. Remember, our middle name is multi-tasking. :)

3) As much as men would laugh about dumb blondes, and how women can't read maps or drive like a normal person on the road, I think that's so yesterday. If they could just focus during a conversation rather that the Ts and As. We'd appreciate that. And all those gossiping about us? We know that. Tsk. tsk.

4) Like how they say: Dad's the best! Can you be like dad? If you can't, take a number, and stand in line, for as long as you want to.

5) Women may be fickle minded creatures- only because they want the best. They still make a decision in the end. You know when men say, "Whatever will do or Anything, dear?" We hate that.

6) Male ego. Word.

7) You know you have your 36-24-35 expectation? We have way more than that. A longer list of OUR expectations, that is. :D

8) (From Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars) Women are like waves. Yes, emotionally unstable from time to time- but beware- we do come up like Tsunami waves. Scary enough?

9) Women can wear the pants. Can men do the same? Skirts? O.o. Men can lead- but it's just a matter of time when women catch up.

10) Correct me if I'm wrong- Porn Business (sounds like it's male dominated- but who made it happen?) It doesn't worth $10 billion for nothing. We mean business.

Happy V-day! :x Somehow that doesn't feel right? Hmm..

p/s: Psstt.. I'm skipping today as well. haha. :p

Feb 5, 2008

Ratting out: Chinese New Year

It's been a while since I have access to computer/internet - well, it's only a few days. I'm back in downtown for a private family affair- surprisingly this year's celebration is more livelier than I thought it would. But like the saying goes, "Not all that shines is gold"- couldn't have put it better myself since this annual auspicious celebration is always associated with wealth, gold, prosperity etc... Indeed, if you think this is just merely a celebration of feasting (read: yee sang, the list goes on), riches (read: angpau), or family get together, think again- you might be in for something a little more than that. Take this as a pre-warning from me. :x

My post entitled, Ratting out- CNY. What could be a better title if not rats, well it is the year of rat- or if you want a nicer term for rat- okay, mouse. Give and take, por favor. Ratting out- well, this could be an insight of a chinese family celebrating CNY- so I, as the rat (although I'm really a dragon :p) will literally "rat"/ share my insight with you.

Come all these festivities, Malaysians are "experts". Grand open houses, lavish decorations, extravagant spending, well, let's just say MORE IS indeed MORE here when it comes to celebrations, in this case Chinese New Year. All these years, as a kid (I'm no more a kid now), I never bothered- took for granted of the real meaning of all these celebrations. Like how a kid expect Santa to deliver her Christmas presents, I thought it would an automatic process where family gather together to celebrate- as one big, happy family. There'll be excessive eating, gambling, drinking, fellowship- but it's all good, because we're doing it as a family.

I realized a few years ago- when my older cousins grew up and went overseas to work, and when the elders in the family- namely my grandmother, uncles passed away. Christmas isn't Christmas, Chinese New Year seemed dull- I wasn't looking forward to it anymore. Through my observation, the elders in the house hold the family together. They make it or they break it. Now I know- family doesn't stay as a family when there is no need to. Speaking of wearing masks, all the "family togetherness" that I've known all my life- well, they were just nothing but just masquerades. It was disappointing at first- I often question myself and my parents, but there were no answers- or to be exact, not the answers I want to hear. I'm not going start wallowing in self-pity now, uh huh.. :/

Anyways, as I was saying Chinese New Year is all just Gong Xi Fa Cais and harmless fellowships? I humbly beg to differ. Let me share with you some interesting lines exchanged during family gatherings (gathered from personal experience, friends etc)

"Oh, how big (for some who are just, well, "direct!": fat) you've grown? Good life, eh?"

"How old are you, boyfriend? Getting married? When?"
(read: usually a follow-up from the previous question)

(in a restaurant) "Let me pay this time (Takes out wallet)"
usually struggle for some time until the other party pays. (*rolls eye)

"So how's business? (*laments about how bad the economy is) -
The "cold water" people, I call them.

(Eyeing your house, car etc) " Ooo, is that new? Wow, must have COST a LOT.
(put on newscaster mode, and talk about the rising crime rates)

Note: Darn annoying isn't? Okay, I exaggerated a few, but you never know what these people are capable of...

I haven't given up on family gatherings yet, it's still something that I look forward to- as for trouble makers, and mood spoilers, I just ignore them- give them half-hearted attention, after all, we belong to one big, happy family- Chinese saying of crossing the line, "Step on one's tail". Yeah, don't. That's all.

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year. May you grow in health (wealth=health ;p),and may big opportunities come your way in whatever you do, take time off for your family, for those starting your family planning soon, Rat year is a good year (take my word for it :D) God Bless. :)

Feb 1, 2008

This is not what I intended...

Lyrics here

-Secondhand Serenade-

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