Monday, December 31, 2007

when friendships end

so often i have asked myself of what are the rules when a friendship ends. how long do you try to keep the relationship going? how long do you make attempts to get together? when do you just throw in the towel and move on? most importantly, how do you emotionally deal with someone that was important to you moving on out of your life.

i have read books on this, and browse the internet looking for solid advice to this problem. you know people, i haven't found solid and consistent advice. there are many different schools of thought, that people offer: make a clean and pronounced break, or simply allow things to drift and do not say anything, or you can say something about the relationship when you two speak again. all of this advice is extremely conflicting and doesn't really allow for consistent advice.

some of the best advice i found was it good to let friendships go when the cost of maintaining the relationship became to high. for example, if you are the one that always must arrange you two to get together, and it bothers you, you should let the friendship go. or it may be something like you have to constantly keep each other in communication or the friendship will die, then you should let it go.

other advice i have seen is when that person isn't there to support you in times of need it is time to put that friendship on the back burner. friends should be there to support each other in time of need, and yet, when a person who was a friend may not be there for you during your important times of need, it may be time to let that person go.

i would like to say that it is time to let friendships go when you give more than you receive. i really feel relationships by nature, are often uneven, so that is a hard way to judge a relationship. once i heard a good explanation for friendships-- some friends were there for a lifetime, and others only for a season.

what about the new year?

i was talking to someone yesterday afternoon and he said that he didn't feel like there's a new year coming and i basically said, and this is how i feel that its not so much of a new year with new beginnings but rather a new year that more of a continuation and i honestly feel this way.

all the things that have happened have for better or worse influenced me and helped make me who i am today. but looking back at everything, i have nothing but thanks to Him for allowing me go through them and seeing the outcome of it all.

whats for the next year? well i'm not sure but like i said its a continuation yet its a chance for a new beginning, a fresh start, a new energy, another opportunity to make things better and move on with Allah. honestly i want to make every effort to follow hard after Allah in everything i do so that by this time next year i will cringe when i think of what i wanted to accomplish.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

kuE is... GOOD :)

i took how evil are you? quiz in facebook. and guess what people... although its just for fun but its kinda true about me. read on--


you aren't evil, but you can have fun sometimes! you pay your dues to society and recycle when you can. you don't enjoy seeing people or animals in pain, but hey, what's wrong with being a carnivore?

58% of people get this result.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

the day we saved quite a number of plastic bags


i know i know some of you people may feel boring seeing me write about the waste of plastics everytime. but thats the truth... i am the one who supports the environment as far as i could. i taught my kids about how important for us to save the environment. and if my kids can understand it, i am sure you people can teach your generations too.

i brought a big shopping bag today instead of the normal handbag. and inside it contained some other fabric and pvc bags too. its the usual thing that i would buy things without plan when we go to shopping malls, so the bags really saved my day. i hope that you people know what i meant ;)

i was so glad when i was paying for disney's school bag for megat, at the same time he told the cashier in chinese (for those who dunno, megat goes to chinese school) that we DO NOT need the plastic bag. ya lor... the bag already covered with a clear plastic carrier, so there's really no point for us to get another plastic bag what, right? another example is when puteri and i bought some accessories at an accessories shop, for sure we do not need any plastics bags. when you think about it people... accessories i.e. earing, hair clips and sort are small, so you guess it, we just placed them in our shopping bags! but of course we kept the sales receipts as the proof of our purchases.

so eventually the above pics explained everything. besides that, i also carried some of our buyings myself in the extra bags that i brought. so what are you waiting for people, blog about it, teach your generations about it, spread it out to everyone... support environment...

kuE's related links:

national treasure : book of secrets


national treasure : book of secrets is a difinite "must watch". i'd give it a 9/10!!!

this movie continues the story of ben gates, played by nicholas cage searching for, you guessed it, treasure. only this time it's personal, as a rival historian has slandered the name of the gates family by producing evidence to implicate ben gates' great-great grand-daddy in the lincoln assassination. the only way to exonerate the name is by finding, you guessed it, the treasure.

it plays out like any classic adventure tale would. i'm tempted to call cage a swashbuckler. he takes two and half hours in getting there, but he gets the girl, the treasure, and maybe a third addition to the franchise.

all in all, it's a pretty fantastic, far out tale. where did the image of the scholarly adventurer come from? book of secrets is like all the indiana jones movies rolled up in one, only now he has a technophile along to help in the hunt. and nic cage is no whip-wielding Jones.

these dumb movies always make me want to go out and find treasure somewhere. so that's an addition to my new year's resolutions. i'm going to hunt (and hopefully find) some treasure. i'll keep you posted.

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kuE's other movie reviews:

HSM2 (asian version) @ queensbay mall

we have just reached home from penang about 45 minutes ago. at the mean time here's some pics for your viewing pleasure...



(pics first, story later )

Friday, December 28, 2007

the day i hit the big 5-0-0!

yay! 500th post! :)

like, wow! it's been so long, since my very first post lah! and when i look back at my older posts, i read, and i laughed along thinking "wow... i actually felt that way that time." and sorta. my blogging ways changed. from WHAT-I'M-DOING-FOR-THE-DAY, to HEY-THIS-IS-WHAT-AND-HOW-I-FEEL-ABOUT-CERTAIN-THINGS-OCCAY?!! it's a huge change, i'd say.

yes, like what some people ask me;
why do you blog? is it so fun to blog?

YES, would be my reply. owh... i did blog about this here :P

since i can't express myself verbally, i can only express myself, using alphabets that forms words and eventually leads to sentences. isn't it wonderful to see your thoughts, being shown on a page, where everyone in the world can see/view it?!

that's how i feel, towards blogging. besides being able to express myself through words, the other thing i liked about blogging is that i can be able to bitch my way through about some things and person without having to care, whether that person's hurt and all or not. i don't have to know whether the party's reading it or not because i blog my stuff, you do your dailies. if you're reading, well, that's how i feel and nothing can change me. i'm one stubborn L-A-D-Y, trust me! :)

this blog has contained sooo much, of my memories. all that bits and pieces. i love this place, seriously, i do.

on that note, i would like to ask you people a question:
"what brought you here?"

i'm curious is all. i see new and familiar faces here everyday and i'm beginning to want to put a bit of context to the whole thing.

thanks for showing up and take care!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

alvin & the chipmunks

we spent the whole day in queensbay mall and a part of our activities was watching the movie...

the chipmunks! megat keep telling me of how cute and nice is this movie even though he haven't seen this himself owh... you know kids. i have no clue seeing any cartoon about alvin... bacause i was confused with chip n' dale... that i love also! so anyway this cartoon actually begins and created in the 50s (wow!) by the late ross bagdasarian. as you could see, there are three chipmunks: alvin, simon and theodore (i like this cute name and character!) and the guy would be dave.

the cut the story short, its about a songwriter dave who wanted to write and compose songs and be accepted in a particular well-known company. ended up his music sucks and his and his music was not accepted till he met the three chipmunks that can sing very wonderful music. besides that they even can dance too! later on the chipmunks rock the world. unfortunately when theres craps here and there, the chipmunks follow ian the boss of the company. finally, they realized that ian is not good at all and yada-yada-yada... the chipmunks belong to dave again! guess what people... at first i thought it was just me but my sister also thought this movie was an animated movie lol...

haha... well no doubt, this is a must-see movie... just so adorable especially theodore... i love love loveeeee this movie... so cute!!! so naughty... ahahhaa... so what are you waiting for? watch it with your loved ones and have a fun christmas holiday!

kuE'rating: 9/10

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kuE's other movie reviews:

pastasia

i guess i am missing blogging so much, that i keep myself busy trying to blog from pastasia, queensbay mall while waiting for our food to be served for our brunch. take note that this is our first time here. i am actually with my two sisters and kids. we are here with no particular reasons, just jalan-jalan, but for me especially to wind down after some hard days work since the reopen of our premise.

we bought some movie tickets at gsc as soon as we arrived around 11 am. the movie only starts at 12.20 pm. so thats what make us here. this place is located in an open area on the first floor, thats escalators down from gsc which is on the third floor. besides that, most of other f&b outlets are available in kl. this one can also be found at gurney plaza too. wokay lor people... foods here, time to eat as i am lapor giler :P

kuE's note:
pic taken from my N76 this time. i forgot to bring my oly! wahhh... well i will see when my sis have upload her pics to flickr later, then i can just kidnap some from there shh...

Thursday, December 20, 2007

pukul tiga pagi...



(while reminiscing to that p ramlee's song)

gosh!... am sure some of you may figure of what am i doing here in these wee hours of the morning hehe... so people/bloggers... don't be stunned if you see me leaving trails in your comment box or email at this hours!

i knocked off very early maybe as soon as i got home from work around 9 (pm, k?). by about 1/2 an hour ago, i have already awoke and was damn starving. so off i went to the toilet, then checked out of what we have in the kitchen. lastly yut loy's mee hailam caught my eyes. i was the one who bought it with some paus earlier during the day, when my sis was craving to eat there. i guess mom was the one who kept them in the fridge. i heat it... and here i am now eating mee hailam infront of the pc, browsing thru the net, while listening to "pukul tiga pagi", at tiga pagi (3am) :~)

kuE's note:
sorry no pic (of the mee). hey... i am not that bad occay? lol...


Monday, December 17, 2007

the day we celebrate puteri's 13th birthday

first and foremost, i have just awoke then had a nice, great warm shower hehe... i doze-off at the family room's sofa around 6.30 pm, when most of them were still here lol... dah terbayor ler my hutang tido for last night... *phew*
well before i carry on writing, here's something that i would like to share with you people my inspirations. if you could see from my blogspot's dashboard' screenshot, my blog is approaching the 500th' post soon. hmm... wonder what i should write then. any ideas people? but please dun tell me to come up with something like "500 things about kuE". how long it gonna last then. whatever it is we will see how it goes. anyhow people, ideas are always welcome... just holla me occay?

yesterday was my mom's birthday. we didn't celebrate. but just some kenduri doa selamat along for the reopening of our premise. o yea... forgot to tell you people that we are back in business officially since last thursday, after temporarily closed for about six weeks or so. thus, so sorry my dear... i didn't expect that i would be sooo busy that time till got no time to entertain you. i was damn busy up and forth from here to sales office in ipoh and another office in prai. whats more with meetings with my other task force members. that time i always wished that i could have 25 hours in a day instead :~)

so since there were no celebration for mom, i just baked this (refer right pic). whats the red thingy in the mixer you asked? hehe... simply click here to read more about it.

after everyone went back, i started to bake again at night. this time for puteri and my sis' simple but meaningful birthday celebration, with our very closed family and friends. it was grandma's idea though. eventually she wanted to cook laksa johor for everyone. at first i just wanna bring them to penang... simple as that. besides that i haven't get puteri's present yet. you know when our kids were small, we can buy what we wanted for them, but as they grow older, i believe that its good to let them choose their own present. like puteri, she wanted an oly digital camera too! but of other model of course. well, maybe we will go jalan-jalan this weekend instead or see hows things goes on :P

so after i completed baking the birthday cupcakes around 1 am, i just slept on the sofa, infront of the tv at the family room. megat was sleeping there too. he always like that when i did my baking especially at night. it seems he wanna accompany me. i already awakes by 5 am to do the frosting for the cupcakes. go here to view more of the close-up pics.

i was getting ready for work by 9 am when megat asked me, "mama, you work on chor's* (this is what megat called his sister) birthday too?". owh... kids, you know of how cute they think people. so i told him that it was just for a while to make sure that everything was under control ;)

whatever it is i came back home around 12.30 pm to prepare some stuff for the party. like i said earlier, it was just a simple one, nothing fancy like megat's 8th birthday. anyhow we still get ready not more than 10 goodie bags, specially for puteri's small cousins. its just handmade paper bags from some recycle wrapping paper we have at home, consist of party size chocolates and snacks like chickadee (we use to have this during our school days remember, then danone started to produce them again), ngan yin's ground nut (or better known as kacang cap tangan), cadbury time out and zip, rice crackers (the one available at supermarkets where kids also adult love it so much) plus a hotwheels car for boys and two blue ribbon clips from maggie t for girls. although its not much, at least we were happy to see the happy faces of our small guest.

earlier when i was happily arranging the birthday cupcakes, my sister came. suddenly i was so damn shocked when she shouted, "WOIII!!!...". she quickly took the one with number, and ran away from me. in other words, both us siap main aci kejor lagik! lol... she locked herself in our parent room's toilet grr... after quite some time, i went back to the dining room. she followed me while teasing me like small kids. everyone were laughing like hell. she then ate the cupcake infront of me. when she saw me snapping her pics, she warned me not to load them in flickr wakakakaaa...

alright then people... here i leave you with some pics of the party. my favourite is the candid pic of puteri and my niece safiya. the last one showed safiya who was being shy, after we granted her wish to blow the candles too. "dunno ler of how many times we celebrated safiya's birthday in a year", safiya's mom (my cousin sarah) mumbling alone lol... viel Vergnügen!

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Friday, December 14, 2007

my first approved paid post

A.









B.








kechikkkkk!!!... tqsm for asking me about the update of my paid post. if not i would not have realized it myself ;)

i posted my first paid post on last saturday. at first i thought that i have to wait for their email or something like what they did for my first and second task. so after i read kechik's shoutout on my cbox just now, i quickly sign-on to my blogsvertise site. i was so damn happy to see that the post (click here to read it) status was "approved by admin", while the "payout rate" was USD8.00 (refer item no. 1 on screenshot pic A above). wohoo!!!... not bad huh?!! btw sis, fyi that was supposed to be my second task. i declined my first task as it was not appropriate at all for me to post about it (refer item no. 2 on screenshot pic A above) here in my blog. why on earth should i type about an insurance deal in US right when i dunno nothing at all about american's life there hehe... the point here is there won't be a big deal if you have a valid reason to declined your assigned task.

lastly i click "payment status" (refer screenshot pic B above). the status of my first paid post is unpaid. anyhow the due date for them to pay me is almost a year from the date i posted my paid post. the amount will be transfered in to my paypal account, in US currency. owh... how i can't wait for the money in my paypal account grow. i feel so excited to find an another way of my personal income.

i will update you more about this as time goes by. do not feel hesitate to contact me for further queries ya...

kuE's related links:
how is life in vienna, austria?
yippeee!!!...
let's earn income with blogsvertise!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

38 questions tag

i have been tagged by DNAS and yarabbi... mak oii... so many questions to answer, yet i dunno whats the reason behind all that ;)

  1. name one person who made you laugh last night?
    shaidi

  2. what were you doing at 0800?
    i was taking my own sweet time, of a nice, great and warm shower


  3. what were you doing 30 minutes ago?
    browsing the net

  4. what happened to you in 2006?
    let me see... it was the end of my relationship with D in october

  5. what was the last thing you said out loud?
    PUSSY!!!...

  6. how many beverages did you have today?
    lots of Wasser

  7. what color is your hairbrush?
    its handmade, of wood

  8. what was the last thing you paid for?
    our dinner at a local kfc

  9. where were you last night?
    at home

  10. what color is your front door?
    dark wood

  11. where do you keep your change?
    small tin box

  12. what’s the weather like today?
    cloudy

  13. what’s the best ice-cream flavor?
    rum & raisin

  14. what excites you?
    liebe

  15. do you want to cut your hair?
    i wanna keep it long this time. the last time i cut it was some time in july i think.

  16. are you over the age of 25?
    Ja, doch!

  17. do you talk a lot?
    jein

  18. do you watch the O.C.?
    ???

  19. do you know anyone named Steven?
    Doch!

  20. do you make up your own words?
    ...

  21. are you a jealous person?
    jein

  22. name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.
    awanis

  23. name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.
    kenneth tan

  24. who’s the first person on your received call list?
    my area manager ;)

  25. what does the last text message you received say?
    ich liebe dich auch

  26. do you chew on your straw?
    Keineswegs!

  27. do you have curly hair?
    aber nein

  28. where’s the next place you’re going to?
    washroom -- bladder full already

  29. who’s the rudest person in your life?
    !@#$%^&*()

  30. what was the last thing you ate?
    x-meal value meal (i think so) at a local kfc, cuz megat was craving for it

  31. will you get married in the future?
    ja

  32. what’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
    didn’t watch any

  33. is there anyone you like right now?
    i would rather not to mention it yet hehe...

  34. when was the last time you did the dishes?
    this afternoon

  35. are you currently depressed?
    ja, but it's pretty mild :)

  36. did you cry today?
    Keineswegs!

  37. why did you answer and post this?
    cuz like i said earlier, i have been tagged... if don’t do, feel quite guilty

  38. tag 5 people who would do this survey--

    kuE's note: i will update the above links once you all have done this ;)

how is life in vienna, austria?

willkommen...

austria is another place near the top of my wish list, although i admit its actually more of the alps i am looking forward to. still, i am sure it will be really nice to spend a couple of days in the capital. vienna, the capitol of austria, is a very large city of over 1.7 million people. it is known as the "music capitol of the world" and home to the vienna boys choir. some of the attractions i know are include schonbrunn palace, hofburg and heldenplatz, museums. go here for more info.

so for those looking for accomodations there, CheaperthanHotels.co.uk guranteed to provide good rates at a cheap price. its not just have special rates for hotels in vienna (opss!... sorry. click here for the english version), but also continents of europe, asia, oceania, pacific and US, canada, south america as well as south africa. the big cities that are covered include london, manchester, paris, barcelona, madrid, rome, new york, miami, chicago and los angeles, also kuala lumpur, singapore, hong kong, adelaide, auckland, sydney, melbourne and brisbane. in fact the site also offers worldwide hotel group bookings for meetings, conferences, events, weddings, parties. find out more about it here.

whatever it is vienna is still in my mind. here's some of the links i found, with great pics (in no particular orders). viel Vergnügen!

  1. merisi's vienna for beginners "virtual postcards from vienna"
    i really lurve this blog -- it has lotsa pics of vienna, lovely.

  2. laras welt: photos from romania, photos from austria
    pics of romania and austria with some stories

  3. wendy's wanderings -- austria: vienna and salzburg
    about wendy's wanderings in vienna and salzburg

  4. we check the RESTROOMS -- senhor vinho, vienna, austria
    hah! as you could see they purposely typed the word restrooms in capital letter ;)
    this blog tracks down hotels, bars and other customer-frequented spots: their restrooms as a mirror of attitude towards customers.

  5. dance with sound -- schonbrunn palace in vienna, austria
    blog post by the blogger laurie's visit to vienna last month.

  6. sightseeing in vienna
    blog owner robert, a viennese would love to share about sightseeing, all the objects of interest, public transport, accomodation, and all the things we need for our trip to vienna. unfortunately he has never update his blog ever since his first post on 11 february this year. hope that he will update it soon ya...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

yippeee!!!...

my account has been activated. now you people would expect me to write about some of the advertisers that i have been assigned to. no harm at all kan? i guess this is also good for SAHM or students who required extra monies. read more about it here ;)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

let's earn income with blogsvertise!

actually i came across blogsvertise some time ago when i was browsing thru the net. at that time i was unsure whether their words can be used. i read good reviews about them in quite a number of blogs via my blog hopping recently. some even so happy to buy great gadgets from the pays they got.

so this morning i decided to try a hand. i registered my blog successfully.

when i checked my email just now, i was so excited to find that they have received my request to join blogsvertise. they gave me a link to activate my account. new account users are then required to write an entry about blogsvertise as soon as possible, as they usually review and approve new registrations within 24 hours. wish me luck k people ;)


can't get it?

well its simple like a piece of cake. its just an easy way for us to get extra income from blogging.

all we need to do is to blog about the advertisers' products and services. they just wanna publicity via us bloggers. in exchange for this, blogsvertise pays us the bloggers in paypal for every task or blog entry, for blogging about their website in our blog! so isn't it simple people?


don't have a blog?

why don't you setup one now using blogger or typepad or myspace or livejournal. once you have some entries there, go to blogsvertise to start earning blog revenue with blogsvertise. btw go here to read more about blogger rules and guidelines of their service.


what say you people? click here to register now.


Sunday, December 02, 2007

a quick update

hi there people...

this is just a quick update about me. i have just arrived home from kl about 1.5 hours ago. i haven't read my emails from here, here and a few more. so for those who are waiting for my replies, please be patience, as i will do it once i have settled down ;) i have more important things to do.

what i wanna do now is to lay myself down on my comfy bed, to get some great sleep. dad and me are required to be at the session court tomorrow and the day after for this. yes people... the case haven't settle yet. okay ler... wish me luck k people. good night for now...

hugs,
kuE!

kuE's related links:
sapina
kuE = 1!!!
stupid fool day
call or not to call ;)
25.07.05

Friday, November 30, 2007

the day when jazz is everything

to my dear readers,

here i am now at zouk, kl watching tompi!!! someone getting jealous you know tehee... i sms her as soon as S&L left for home. i remember when i told her before this that i was coming here, jazz nite of live & loud '07, she said that she only loves indonesian jazz. well dear, as you could see, am in front of them now hah!

o yes... S&L were here with us earlier but they went back half thru the show. S was not feeling well people-- i am sorry sis, you missed watching the great jazz show ever (i could see she's [not S] screaming in one corner). you take care k... luv u! mwahh...

alright ler... the next session starting any time now, byeee!!!... i hope all of you will have a great weekends with your loved ones.

hugs,
kuE!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

kuE vs halle berry

woit! this ain't no competition between halle berry, the catwoman and me hehe... its just one of the features available at facebook, called FaceDouble. its no different from this one ;)

so what do you think people. click here to cast your vote.


kuE's related link:
my celebrity look-alikes

Sunday, November 25, 2007

sa wa de ka...









now, this is a good excuse for me to go to bangkok someday, hopefully very soon... yay!

about 1+ weeks ago i blog about my meet with my good friend lynn, that i finally met again via facebook, the most popular networking site at the moment. while just now, i accepted another invitation via facebook too. this time from idora, whose kind of my second cousin. i knew that she is staying abroad with her caucasian husband, who is a chef with an international hotel. the only thing was, i dunno of where exactly they are right now. previously they were in dubai, then jakarta. i didn't expect at all that i am gonna meet her here in the cyber world too hehe... these are all thanx to the wonders of word wide web!

as soon as we (idora and i) have connected to each other, we started to write among ourselves; mainly to update each other on whats happening around us.

alright then bangkok... wait for kuE's arrival will you? :P

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

breakfast @ old town kopitiam, KD

hie! world... here i am now having breakfast at old town kopitiam in KD. this is in fact our first time here, although my sisters are staying in this area. btw hows your first meal of today? i hope that yours were good too.

fyi i arrived yesterday to bring cupcakes ordered by my cousin-in-law kak zaireen's friend. click here to view pics of the cupcakes. if i'm not mistaken they gonna bring the cupcakes to a function in an international school in the city. its NOT for a boy's birthday as what kak zaireen thought earlier hehe... never mind lor... whatever it is i really hope that they gonna like my cupcakes, not juz for the frosting but the cupcakes itself too. as i believe that the taste of the cupcakes are rather important too! :)

alright people, i will be back here next week to watch live & loud '07. music also is part of my passion. the world will be damn quiet anyway without it. o yes... am bringing more cupcakes next week too insya Allah ;)

till then... ciao!

Friday, November 16, 2007

not again (with my N76)!

...this time at starbucks, ikano with my sister. we will go back after this. then i will be driving off back home after freshen up myself. actually... even though i would always feel good to be away from home once in a while, but without both my puteri and megat, its really hard i tell u. the feelings of missing them... argghhh... only He knows! anyhow, i am so lucky that they are very understanding. they know that their mama needs some time for herself too-- "tq darling... both of you are part of my heart n' soul".

first time via my N76

halo world! here i am, waiting for S & L for a lunch date, at madam kwan's, pavilion kl.

at the meantime, i am trying out to blog from my new N76 for the first time... yay! tqsm to aaron, a maxis customer service rep at their branch here. he helped me to do the setting. i managed to do it myself for my previous fon, but this one, i tak reti ler... blek!

wokay ler... they are here now, byeee!!!...

the day i met lynn again

here's a cute lil' poem for my forever friends...

sometimes in life,
you find a special friend;
someone who changes your life
just by being part of it.
someone who makes you laugh
until you can't stop;
someone who makes you believe
that there really is good in the world.
someone who convinces you
that there really is an unlocked door
just waiting for you to open it.

this is forever friendship.
when you're down,
and the world seems dark and empty,
your forever friend lifts you up in spirit
and makes that dark and empty world
suddenly seem bright and full.
your forever friend gets you through
the hard times, the sad times,
and the confused times.
your forever friend holds your hand
and tells you that
everything is going to be okay.
and if you find such a friend,
you feel happy and complete,
because you need not worry.
you have a forever friend for life,
and forever has no end.


lynn & i


this is one of the most happiest day of my life! the day i met lynn, my very good friend ever again. we were separated for 10 years or so. i finally found her recently at her friend mira's facebook.

earlier of the day, i attended a christmas cupcakes class at ICCA in section 14, pj. at the same time i took the chance for a meet with lynn.

o yes... first of all, before i forgot... i would also like to thank my lovely sis CK for asking me to join facebook. if not of her who persuaded me to register there, i do not think i would find lynn by now. tqsm sis!

so when i saw lynn's pic in mira's album, i told myself that luckily i knew mira too. lynn is not much into IT. lynn promised me to get herself more involve into puter after this hehe...

as you could see from the above pic (taken by lynn's hubby of eight years), we looked radiantly happy together. a one hour plus meet was just not enough. we surely gonna meet more again after this. apparently that was supposed to be a surprise meet. unfortunately mira was damn busy that day till late evening, that she called lynn earlier to tell her about it. lynn called me instead. i answered to the unknown number cuz i thought maybe mira was calling. how happy i was that time when i heard lynn's voice, only He knows! lynn came with her hubby and their four years old son adam.

to cut the story short for you people, lynn and i were together during our holiday villa days since 1989. she was also the one who helped me during my ups and downs life that time. whats more when i was having my hard times with my ex-husband. she was always there for me. after a few years together, she joined kl's shang. then maybe we lost contact few years after that, i really can't recall that moment. and here we were together, met again at shang's lobby lounge. i am the most happiest woman in the world right now!

till then people, have a great night. i am going to bed now even though i do not think that i could sleep yet, as i am still feeling on top of the world. i am going to force myself to sleep anyway. there's a lunch appointment tomorrow with another someone special in my life. nite-nite people!


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

the time is gold

do i look mad in the pic people? ya sure... tell me people... who wouldn't get mad right, when someone whose being a guest of honour at a formal function, turned up late grr... tell you what people -- i feel so excited to attend a christmas cupcakes class at ICCA in section 14, pj, tomorrow morning, but i am still here! fyi i have registered for the course way months ago. thus i thought maybe i could come earlier, as i am quite free also now. too bad i only knew about this school function last week, during our PTA committee meeting. then i went arrgghhhhh..... anyhow since our president cannot be there (he's having a course in kl), i told myself, as a vice president of the school's PTA that i have to attend it no matter what. on the other hand, the HM told me that i have to deliver the opening speech instead... blek! :P

so i make the point to be at the school as early as possible. i even asked my dad to help me to fetch puteri for me. we were waiting for the guest of honour at the entrance when suddenly a teacher came to tell us that our guest of honour called that he was still in ipoh and asked us to carry on with the function first. i was like whispered to myself, "WTF!!! you knew that you were supposed to be the guest of honour, but you treat this like sh*t. my... you think you are meeting your friends?". i just smiled, but in my heart hmm... only He knows hehe...

the function started at 2.35 pm without the guest of honour. he only came about an hour later. i was more hangin when he came in an in proper dress code :P this makes me lazy to talk more about this guy. to add up to it, he greeted our PTA's president in his speech! wa lau ley... in the programme book already clearly stated there that i was the one whose gonna deliver the opening speech. thus its understood ler kan... or else ask ler if u dunno grr... that guy really didnt prepare anything before his appearance. i just don't think he has a good etiquette. why ler we have this kind of people in the world.

alright... what ever it is, i am glad that my opening speech (in malay) were delivered fine and okay ;) i was kinda nervous actually in the first place but alhamdulillah... everything turned out to be okay. i myself was surprised that i could do it. you know what people. i seldom do such thing i.e. standing at the rostrum (as per the above pic), deliver a speech in public. i have only became mc for some company's function. as you could see, for me, being an mc and delivering a speech in the public are two different important jobs. i think i love to be an mc more. besides that, i am more to behind the scene job. its okay ler... as long as things all under control hehe... amin.

owh... can't wait to be in kl tomorrow, to meet someone special in my life ;)


Friday, November 09, 2007

finally...

i found her... yay! i remember i told my sis sheryl once before that i was looking for her high and low, ever since i left kl life. i even asked her (sheryl) to let me know if she came across this lady. i shall blog about how and when i found her in my next post. so, anyone out there in klang valley happened to know her? as for now i can sleep well, safe and sound :) and before i forgot, i wanna thank Him for this. till then... nite-nite!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

deepavali mood...

we celebrated deepavali at our gardener, pakcik (uncle) dore's place this morning +/- 11.30 am. usually he will get his children to send us the delicious delicacies that his wife cooked i.e. tose (sorry i dunno the correct spelling, thus can't even find a link), murukku, etc. it seems that this time his children already drove off just before we reached there at their place lol... eventually the children came back, and we still brought home the food hehe... hmm... double times eating of the tose... yummy... yay!

deepavali mood...


ref pics above, from top to bottom, left to right:
  1. my grandmother and pakcik dore
  2. myself and pakcik dore's MIL
  3. my grandmother and megat
  4. megat and i
  5. my plate of tose! ;)
  6. pakcik dore's youngest daughter, loshini
  7. pakcik dore's youngest son, darwin and megat
  8. loshini and their neighbour's daughter
  9. a box of our deepavali cupcakes gift for pakcik dore and family

so, what's your kind of deepavali? care to share it with me ;) ?


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

moonstone -- stone of emotional balance

when we were in penang last sunday, we never let go the chance to drop-by none other than queensbay mall... yay!!! unfortunately the situation was not the same this time as there was my nephew didin with us. he was the hyper type argghhh!!!... i had to use the child rope/string to tie his hand with mine :| he only sat still during the disney magic show ler... i guess that must be my first and last time for me to bring him out haha!...

so we only went for lunch at the chicken rice shop, although we were so wanted to go to tgif. but when we wanted to go back, i saw that one of my favourite shops there, serene was on sale. there were signs of 50%!!! so i was like, "wow!!! i gotta have them. its the chances that we can't let go!". as you could see i am not that fan of gold so much. i prefer silver or gemstone. apparently, you could count of how many gold items in my collection in one hand only lol... grandmother took didin from me and asked him to sit outside a video shop next to serene. he watched the cartoons there. thank god!

i fell for blue moonstone bangles (refer right pic below). before that i bought a green stone (i can't remember the name of the stone -- not jade) earring at RM30+ only (after 70% discount). what a good price huh?!! when i was about to take out my money, then only i saw the blue moonstone in the glass display counter. i tried a few. then wore the round one right away! it costs me at RM300 only, after a 50% discount. it was definitely a good price. the chinese lady that entertained me was so nice and helpful. i like her. but i dunno her name ;) she explained to me the descriptions of the blue moonstone in details. mom told me that a chinese guy from the shop told her that the lady is a geologist. it seems even the guy also dunno much like her. no wonder she knows everything about gemstones! jusk ask... she could answer you instantly i tell you! hehe...

now i shall write about the stone as what i have been told by the chinese lady. i hope that i won't miss anything lol...


color: white

usually milky with a bluish or yellowish tint. translucent with white, pink, yellow, soft sheen.


metaphysical:

moonstone helps to soothe and balance the emotions. they assist in the master of your emotions by bringing them under control of your will, instead of repressing or expressing them. moonstone represents the great mother goddess. her strength lies in her gentleness, and her ability to experience, process, and neutralize her feelings.

a stone of wishes, intuition, and balance. helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine side. brings to you all that is needed.


discernment:

"want" and need" do not come from the same place. moonstone can assist you in absorbing those things that are “needed” in life while helping you discern what is merely “wanted”.

some people think that moonstone is strictly a feminine stone, because it is associated with a woman's monthly cycle. but nurturing, gentle care, and unselfish humanitarian service is not simply a female attribute.

moonstone can unblock those feelings in both men AND women who are afraid to acknowledge or experience consciously how they feel on a personal and internal level.

this is a great stone for doctors, nurses, technicians, and other health care workers, who sometimes feel they must repress much of what they feel in order to function more effectively, at the expense of gentleness that comes with empathy and compassion.

it will bring emotions and feelings under ones control without becoming hardened to the human suffering they see on a daily basis.

moonstone will help achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness and caring needed, yet keep it in check to allow you to function effectively.

moonstone can come to the aid of many executives, who have sacrificed feeling emotionally connected to the people that work for them in an effort to function more efficiently, only to find that his employees now are difficult to work with and have little loyalty because of his detachment. you can rebuild a caring environment while maintaining order by allowing yourself to get in touch with the emotional aspects of management.

unhappy workers who feel you are distant and detached are not productive employees. slip a piece of moonstone in your pocket to remind you to take the time to ponder decisions from all aspects.

in the eastern cultures, moonstone was favored for LOVE. they believed that wearing or carrying a moonstone would bring a new love into your life. they also believe that holding a piece of moonstone over their hearts after a quarrel, and then exchanging the stones with each other, would bring you back together.

like moss agate, malachite, and jade (click here to view mine that i bought from my beijing trip), moonstone is associated with gardening. all four are attributed to nature, water, and fertilization. wear during planting, weeding, or watering, and visualize your garden bursting with fertility as you work. hang a small wind chime and dangle these stones over your garden, or bury a few small pebbles in the earth.

because of the way it travels thru the zodiac, moonstone is also considered a protective stone while traveling, especially at night or on the water. the perfect stone for swimmers, sailors and going on vacation cruises.

many people who work with tarot cards, runes, crystal balls, medicine cards or any other type of divining tool, keep a moonstone with them to heighten intuition and perceptions while working with them.

moonstone fosters happiness, gracefulness, good fortune, hope, spiritual insight, easy childbirth, safe travel on water, new beginnings and adjusting to changes, abundance and ancient wisdom. especially for water signs. motherly love, support, encouragement.

  • this stone gets us in touch with our feelings and is linked with the moon.
  • moonstone is protective of women and nature, and is a sacred stone of the moon goddess.
  • new beginnings, re-birth.
  • absorbs pain and illness.


physical:

women's hormones/menstrual imbalance, lymph. regenerates the tissues and organs. heals reproductive system.


careers:

health care: doctors, nurses, technicians, and other health care workers

other: sailors, coast guard

activities: gardening, vacation cruises, swimming, water sports

element: water

direction: west

day: friday

2nd and 6th chakras

vibrates to the number 4

4th Ray

colour: white


short definition:

moonstone represents the great mother goddess. her strength lies in her gentleness, and her ability to experience, process, and neutralize her feelings.

a stone of wishes, intuition, and balance. helps all be more comfortable with our gentler feminine side. brings to you all that is needed.