Jun 25, 2008

One Word Memo

Got another tag from Rozella... she's right! though it's fun, sometimes you need more than 1 word to explain yourself.. So here goes...

BTW, I'm tagging Chegu & Quirin!

1. Where is your cell phone? Bag
2. Your significant other? Outside
3. Your hair? Green
4. Your mother? Sabah
5. Your father? Golf
6. Your favorite thing? Golf
7. Your dream last night? Unfinished
8 Your favorite drink? Lemonade
9. Your dream/goal? Successful
10. The room you’re in? Study
11. Your hobby? Golf
12. Your fear? Claustrophobic
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
14. What you’re not? Singer
15. Muffins? No
16. One of your wish list items? Cartier
17. Where you grew up? Sabah
18. The last thing you did? Readying
19. What are you wearing? Dress
20. Favorite Gadget? Notebook
21. Your pets? three
22. Your computer? Slow!
23. Your mood? Upset
24. Missing someone? Yes
25. Your car? Mercy
26. Something you’re not wearing? Ring
27. Favorite store? None
28. Like someone? Everyone
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Today

Jun 24, 2008

Old habit, die hard??

I'm trying to kick a bad habit currently. I just decided yesterday as I was walking from the car to the pharmacy when I wanted to get a bottle of cough syrup. The pharmacist introduced me to a pill to stop me from having the urge, and I must say that it helps so far.

I am not going to tell how I'm doing just on the second day of my trying to kick the habit. I will update in due time of my progress.

In the meantime, wish me luck, people!

Jun 22, 2008

I need some TLC... please...!

I didn't feel well the moment we stepped out from the airport on Saturday night. I had a strange feeling that it was caused by that polluted Jakarta air, but I don't know...

And then the night we arrived KL, Bo had to go with his buddies to Kenyir Lake for their annual fishing trip. He left a little after midnight, and that was when I felt the temperature. It has gotten so high that I couldn't bother unpacking, just took a shower and went straight to bed.

The temperature got the better part of me the whole day yesterday... I couldn't eat, couldn't get up from the bed and felt like I was on a bed of ice even without the air-con turned off. It's official, I got the fever and with it also bad, bad coughs.

In times like this, I'd love to have Bo around, but of course he wasn't. The worst thing was that Kenyir is so far inside the 'jungle' that no cellular signal is available. So, there's no way I could get in touch with him. There was no way I could tell him how sick I felt.

At least I'm feeling better today. I woke up early to get Noah and the cats from the pet boarding place and had my breakfast after I sent the laundry. I called Bibi to let her know that our little trip to the practice range won't be happening today as promised earlier this week since I wasn't feeling well. She paid me a visit which was all I need so I can get up rather than lay down the whole day and watch Ugly Betty. Bibi took me out for dinner and it felt so good just to breath fresh air.

Bo is due back tomorrow... I guess I'll be getting the TLC I've been needing when he comes back tomorrow.

Jun 21, 2008

Thanks Rozella For The Award

Rozella gave me an award on the day before yesterday but I didn't get the chance to post it here (Is that what I'm supposed to do anyway?). First because I was traveling hence, there wasn't time to get online and the hotel we stayed in had their internet connection down when we were there. I thought of doing some blog hopping at the airport on the way back to Malaysia but I couldn't, didn't know that Jakarta airport is big...

So, here's the award I received from Rozella and I am truly touched by how the award was created in the first place and I'd like to share it with Emily, Deana, Carol, Juliet, Quirin, Hannie & Edna.
This award is extra special because Crystal created it in honor of the donor who saved her sons life. Her son Noah had to have a heart transplant when he was just over a month old. This award is supposed to help raise awareness of the importance of organ donation.

So, here are the rules Crystal gave:

“The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog. **All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipient to do the same**

As you may have recently seen on my side bar, I have finally created a custom blog award!! I have wanted to do this for a long time but never came up with something that “fit”. I didn’t want just anything. It had to be something that meant something to me. And what could mean more than Sharing the Love by giving you pieces of my heart??

So I created this award in Honor Of The Donor That Saved Noah’s Life. I share this award with those of you whose love and friendship have enriched my life and made my world a better place.

I hope by passing this award around the blogging world we can all help raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation.”

Jakarta as I see it...

I've been told how big Jakarta was and how lively the city at nights. Friends & relatives who have been there couldn't stop saying how great Jakarta was.

However, when I was there a few days ago, I saw Jakarta differently. Not that I didn't enjoy my visit... I did. Of course I did, it's a different country and we got to play golf non-stop for 3 days straight. But there was something else... Something that made this trip quite... sad actually.

Instead of all the greatness my friends and family told me I'd see in Jakarta, I saw poverty, homelessness and orphans on the street, uneducated and started to learn that committing crime is the way to survive. And that just tore my heart apart. I didn't think to take pictures as I thought that they would sadden me even more.

I don't think that I'd return one day... It's not as great as I was told, maybe my expectation was too high. But it was set that way by so many people...

Jun 15, 2008

In My Make Up Bag...

Chegu Carol tagged me on this. Wrong move, chegu (lol)! I can go forever talking about what’s in my makeup bag. And I am actually taking small steps sharing it with you guys in my other blog.
A tag is still a tag, so here’s goes…
(brace yourself, I may bore you with my long answers… hehehe)
My Foundation: BB’s compact foundation, MAC Full Coverage Foundation & Shu Uemura’s Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation. (You may wonder why I need so many, I will blog on this in due time)
My Blush: SU’s P Pink 30, BB’s Brown Berry, BB’s Pale Pink (sometimes I also use bronzer as blusher)
My Lipstick: SU’s Nos 338 & 542, Dior Addict 579, BB Brownie
My Essential Beauty Product: I have so many but if I have to choose, it probably will be Benefit Dandelion.
My favorite Make-up product: Bobbi Brown for the natural look, Mac for the bright colors and Shu Uemura for the tools and textures.
My Perfume: Chanel Chance & Coco Mademoiselle, Bvlgari Rose Essentielle, Stella In Two Peony, Boss Femme
My Nails: Currently I’m using Elephantastic Pink on my mani & That’s Hot on my pedi.. Both are from OPI. My all time favorite is actually Make Love from OPI – (Aren’t the names cute? I think it’s easier to remember the colors that way)
Three Products to bring on a deserted island: Lancome UV Expert for th face, Sunblock for the body and Clinique Face Spray
My Feet: That blue tube thing from OPI
My hands: Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy
Women I admire for their beauty: Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly

Women with the best Sense of Style: Eva Longoria, Victoria Beckham (& her many collection of Hermes Birkin)

My ultimate dream: I tend to agree with most, which is to age gracefully… But would love it if I don’t age at all..lol!
My favorite fashion Publication: In Style USA, Harper Bazaar & Female.
I’m tagging Lucy and Rozella.
Let’s share gals... Luce, I’m sure your answers will be way longer than mine!

Too soon

We are quite a pathetic pair, Bo & me... We love cars but don't know much about them even if our lives are depending on it. Never ask me about engines or horsepower and never engage me in all that tech talks about cars. It will bore the hell out of me, and I'll shove Bo in your face (warning: Bo is as helpless in this as I am) The only thing that I can relate to a car enthusiast is the Fuel Consumption and that is because my Mercy has got the feature that indicates how much petrol she consumes per kilometer. And maybe a little bit about how nice the sound system is...

You see, I have never dreamed of owning a continental car. My parents have been driving Jap machines for as long as I can remember except maybe Dad's beemer bought just about 3 years ago. I have this misconception that whatever comes from Europe is expensive. And German cars top the list! Sad as it is, my dream car used to be a Suzuki Grand Vitara, maybe because it's more realistic.

Conception and perception changed when Bo decided to give me a Continental Car for our wedding present.

When we were still looking, I almost opted for a Honda Fit... But being a French Car driver for more than 10 years, he suggested that I have a look at the Peugeot 206CC.. According to him, I'd look good in this car, with the convertible top and sporty outlook. I was skeptic since I have a friend who was against me buying it and he works for Cycle & Carriage selling Peugeot! So our search for a car continued... While I was working, Bo would go hunting for a car himself and brought it to my office for me to test drive. By the 3rd month, I have test drove maybe 15 cars! From a mini to VW to a BMW CI... None had me interested.

Until one Sunday afternoon, we were driving around town and found a car dealer in Damansara. They had a lot of very very good looking cars! And then, I saw it... A car that I can picture myself enjoy driving. So, we went for a test drive... and may I say, it was love at first sight. And after 1 week, it's mine. And I have been having Mercy for a year now, and still enjoying her rides. Not only that though.

Since Mercy is the first Mercedes Benz I've ever own, I was clueless about a lot of features and functions. I went online and searched for some answers when I came across Mybenz, a web forum for Malaysia's Mercedes Benz owners and enthusiasts. I registered myself, learned a lot and have been enjoying the friendship formed along the way. Needless to say, I have become one very active member.

We were invited to do some test driving yesterday. I wasn't sure that Bo wanted to go at all, but he was the one who made promises to his friends and tagged me along with him.. He seemed excited about it actually, surprise! surprise! Especially a particular model;


Does that mean I will be driving a new Merc soon???? Still a mystery! I really don't mind getting a new W204 but I think it's too soon to let go of Mercy. After all, she has always been a good girl, never let me down. Here's a picture of Mercy with her 'friend'..

Mercy is the silver color, by the way..

Jun 14, 2008

I'm my hero's girl...

I can't help but respond to Rozella's post on Father's Day... I can actually relate to her situation for I am like that too... And I wasn't surprised that I'm not the only one.

Like Rozella, I have always been daddy's little girl. We have that in common! My mom is too closer to my 2 younger sisters than me... I always got on my mom's nerve and she returns the favor all the time. Not that I don't love her (God knows I would die for her!!) but I believe that we view the world differently. Something that seems petty to me may look serious to my mom... and so the argue begins... you get my drift.

On the other hand, my dad is like the coolest dad one can ever ask for. I can turn to him for anything and he'd willingly listen to my every story. I remember when I was little, I spent a lot of time with him. Since he's self-employed, he has more time at home than my mother who used to be a school teacher. We would go out to his work places and he'd tell me a lot of life lessons without me noticing what they were until I'm all grown up... And all the stuffs he used to tell me came back to my head and I understand them better now, what he meant by them.



He's successful in his own way.. He inspires me to be like him actually, being the enterprising person he is. That was why when I was asked what would I want to be when I grow up, I always said I wanted to be an entrepreneur, just like my dad. And after school, I learned how to be one by working at his office. And even when my work-training was over, I went back to help him with his business.

I've never left him... Until 3 years ago, when I met my husband. Bo reminded me so much of my dad.. Maybe that is the reason why I clicked with him in the first place. They have that easy-going persona about them that I love... They don't take things seriously when it's not supposed to be. I am blessed to have found such person and when I brought him to meet my dad for the first time, they became best friends.

I am sad that I won't be able to be with him on Father's Day but at the same time, I am happy that I found the perfect gift for him! I thought I had to search online for that golf equipment that he always wanted but I found them here in One Utama... how lucky is that? Anyway, the gift now is already with my aunt who promised to deliver it to my dad tomorrow..

Anyway, I am going to call him in a bit to wish him Happy Father's Day and to all fathers who happen to read this post, Happy Father's Day... You are truly a hero in your own way.

Jun 13, 2008

Packing & leaving

Remember I wrote a post on where shall I go? I gave Bo full responsibility on choosing our destination and all the arrangements. And that was all he did... You see, he likes to make things simple. He bought 2 airtickets and went to the travel agent and bought 2 ground arrangement tours. Very unlike how I'd like to plan our vacation... Being a hospitality management grad, I'd like to put my education into good use.

Since I was 'torn', Bo decided to take full responsibility and decision on where to go and what to do. Since his friends have all planned to go to Jakarta for golf holidays, yep you guessed it! That's exactly where we are going... So much for an anniversary vacation.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am happy nonetheless. Bo has arranged for everything.. This is the first time that he has taken the task and I am happy that he did. Save me all that headache. But Jakarta...? hmmmm....

Anyway, we are leaving still next weekend and let's see if I am going to have fun... playing golf and shopping.. we'll see.

Until then.

Jun 11, 2008

Nostalgia

Remember when it used to be difficult for us to watch a movie at the cinema just because we were too young to be in it? And it was difficult to rent Hollywood movies because there were just hard to come by and all that was available in the store were Chinese Drama Series?

I was a bit lucky though, having had a grandfather who was a movie buff and an aunt who resides in the USA, who kept on supplying us with the latest movies tapes at that time.

I was reading Alycat's Blog, when I smiled alone remembering all the movies that I have watched together with my late grandpa when I was growing up. These are the movies that we enjoyed watching together in those days...

  1. God Must Be Crazy
  2. All the Indiana Jones installment
  3. Star Wars: The return of the Jedi
  4. Never Ending Story
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (taught me about pizza, and I remember how I used to drag Mom to Hyatt to get our pizzas - Pizzahut was unheard of at that time)
  6. All that Kung Fu movies with Jackie Chan & Bruce Lee in it.
And the list can go on forever, it's just that I can't really recall anymore...

My grandpa used to tell me how smart those people who makes movies were. I used to ask him a lot of questions and he'd patiently answered all of them... The one thing he said that I always remember was "Listen, watch and enjoy the actions"... That was when we were watching Indiana Jones And The Temple of Doom. With the newest Indiana Jones movie being in theater currently, it's nostalgic and I would give anything to watch a movie with him again...

Sex & The City The Movie


Is it me or Sex & The City The Movie will not be making it to our cinemas?

I've been waiting for the screening of this since they announced that they will be making a movie long time ago... Even when we celebrated New Year, me & my girlfriends were naming the hit movies in 2007 and the movies we're looking forward to in 2008, SATC was top in our lists..

Since I watched the first season of the series, I got hooked.. I got hooked real bad that I purchased all the box set so I won't miss an episode. I am so sure that I am not the only one. I mean who can not like the outfits, the shoes, the bags, everything the series was about?

I thought the movie was supposed to be out end of last month, but I've been checking GSC & TGV websites everyday but it wasn't mentioned anywhere!! Is it banned?? If so, is it because of the title? Or the content? If it's the title, that's stupid because they allowed the series on TV years ago .. If it's the content, how different is it from any romantic comedy movies? I really don't understand..

Push comes to shove, I just look for the pirated DVD then... And THEY better don't come blaming me for doing this!

Sports Channel

Just as I thought we are done watching soccer with Manchester United winning the Champion's League, another soccer championship comes along... There goes my early nights...

You see, I am not a soccer fan.. but I do enjoy watching the soccer players especially the cute ones like C. Ronaldo (who doesn't, right?) I even jokingly declared to Bo that CR is officially my fantasy boyfriend #3... (1st being Raphael Jacquelin and 2nd Lewis Hamilton). Although I'm sure he's not happy with this declaration being the sensitive kind that he is, he couldn't say anything because that would be the only reason why I stayed up late nights watching the games & tournaments & races with him.

I don't really understand soccer, except for the fact that whichever team score the most goals will win the game. I am not really a sporty type. The only sport that I seriously take up is golf and some people have this misconception that it isn't sport at all... that it's a 'relax' and boring game. You see, I used to think like that too... I used to fall asleep on Bo's lap whenever he watched a golf tournament.. A golfer friend once said that the Golf Channel is a God sent, I agreed and said that it's the best ever form of sleeping pills for me... But now, I could stay awake until 3 in the morning just to watch it.. I guess, it's a God sent with a different meaning to me.

Anyway, back to soccer. I am sure that they are a lot of girls out there who call themselves 'kaki bola'.. I am not one of them.. At this very moment, I am typing away this entry while Bo is next to me watching the Euro game of Spain vs Russia.. I can type crazy things about him and he won't even notice... But since I promised that I'll stay awake to accompany him and to prepare his tea, I'd just do that. A lot of peolpe has made their bets in who will win the cup... My money is on Portugal (yep, you guessed it! - because C. Ronaldo is in it).

Spain just scored the second goal... Bo is cursing!

Shocked, I asked him..

ME: Who are you supporting, babes?

HIM: Russia

ME: Why?

HIM: It gives me the thrill if I support a weaker team..

ME: (Smiled but in my heart... macam ini pun ada ka?)

Half time, and we are watching a tournament rerun on Golf Channel. Yeay!

Jun 8, 2008

Mommy teases Noah

Nothing much, just a video of me (the mommy) teasing Noah...

I like teasing him like that. he's just an easy target... Guess you can tell that I was such a bully to my younger siblings.

In case you're wondering, we 'adopted' (also means that we bought) him almost 2 years ago... It was nearing to the Raya Holiday and Bo thought that we should get him after the holiday since we were going back to KK. But of course, with an adorable face like that (even more when he was still a small puppy), I couldn't wait... And after just 1 week with us, we had to send him to a pet boarding place for almost 2 weeks... Poor boy, but I knew then that he was in good hands.

He is turning 2 on 08 August 2008... And may I wish that we'll be having his ever-waggly tails for more years to come...

Enjoy!

Jun 7, 2008

Where shall I go?

I'm torn! I'm in dire need of a vacation and I don't know where to go... If you ask me 3 years ago where would I like to go for a vacation next, I can give you a looooong list of places. But I've done a lot of traveling in the last 3 years that it seems to me that I've ran out of options.

I have good reason to go traveling with Bo this time. We haven't got the chance to celebrate our first year anniversary just yet. He was too busy with work and all.. So now that all has been pretty much settled, it's time for that much needed getaway.

I've thought of several destinations but not sure which will memorable enough to mark our first year's anniversary. I want somewhere that we can talk about until our next anniversary and somewhere that allow us to do something we enjoy doing... not golfing if you wondering... something else... something we can do anywhere actually but kinda exciting to be doing it at a foreign place...*wink*

So people, help me! I need suggestions... I don't want to do Europe, very costly...what with the Euro shooting up to the sky like there's no tomorrow.. American region is way too far (we still need to be near just in case something comes up)... Asian countries are still my best option.. But where? Scrap Japan, Taiwan, Korea, China, India & Hong Kong too... They don't quite make it to my favorite list yet. So it's between Indonesia or Thailand or maybe, just maybe The Philippines. I've been to Bali just last year so that's out.. Thailand looks good actually except that I'd really like to go to Indonesia again.. Maybe Jakarta or Bandung.. I've heard that Bandung is a shopping heaven.

And at the same time Pangkor Laut and Damai Laut in Lumut, Perak are both good local destinations. I've never been there and maybe it's time... But I was thinking of celebrating my birthday there this August.. Or maybe I'll celebrate my birthday in Bandung... Gee... I'm really torn now...

Oh well, worse come to worst, I'll just let Bo choose it this time...

OMG!!

Bo and me sat at our living room watching the 8 o'clock news last night, anticipating the reviews on the fuel price hike. Also in the news was a story about a woman who was killed at the roadside of Putrajaya highway. I was shocked as it was the route I've been taking often in the last week for golf. And Bo uses the highway everyday to get from Bangi to here and vice versa.

And then today, just as I left my apartment to go to the practice range as I promised BB, I sent her a text message saying that I was already on my way, should be there in 15 minutes. She replied to me just as I was entering the Federal Highway and couldn't make a u-turn without paying toll. She said she had to cancel as she was accompanying Charlton as there was a case going on and she's scared. She went on to say that the woman murdered by the roadside last night was in fact, Charlton's boss' ex-wife. OMG!

She said she couldn't tell me more about the case, as the police is still investigating but she was told to be aware. Just in case. Now I am worried about her. This could be caused by anything. I really hope that she's not in danger. Not that I want to speculate anything.

The story of the murder can be read at The Star Online.

So people especially girls out there, please be careful... Pray to God that your car doesn't stall by the roadside!

Jun 4, 2008

SYTYCD 2

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Can't help posting another video by Girlie

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So you think you can dance?

I wasn't paying attention to the first season of SYTYCD Malaysia last year though I watched a few reruns on TV, but this time around I got excited because a cousin and a friend made it to top 20.

Actually I kinda forgot all about it, I know Ray texted me about this not long ago, but thinking that it wasn't going to happen too soon, I brushed it off. And then Aunt Uji called me just now to let me know that Girlie aka Sarah has got tickets for me to watch the competition live at RUUMS, KL. She thought since I am here in Subang, I can got at least to support my cousin.

So, Sabahan people out there.. You did great voting for Tracy (or Stacy?) in the last AF, she won! Do another favor for a fellow Sabahan and vote for them... We have 3 Sabahans in the top 20 but I know just 2 of them; my cousin Sarah and my friend Ray. Watch it live on 8TV tomorrow night and cast your vote people... Like Ray said "For Sabah..."

Here's a little introduction for Sarah & Ray... Cheers!

SARAH'S VIDEO



RAY'S VIDEO



And also not forgetting the third guy, SLY


Jun 1, 2008

A day at a time.. Part II

I was looking forward to last weekend for the last couple of months, mainly because on 30 May 2008 was Lucy's wedding day... We were supposed to go as I mentioned a million of time before but Bo's work commitment in the last week totally spoiled our plan to celebrate her special day in England..

Instead, here I am, tired and sleepy still from the trip to Melaka, again...

Last Friday, we had another round of practice golf at Tasik Puteri and at the second nine I was a group of people chased a wild boar and its baby, across the fairway! Bo & the other guys thought it was a funny scene. I thought it was sad that they want to kill an animal, an innocent one at that! I'm sure those people want to sell the meat for money... I couldn't concentrate on my game that day and scored the worst ever!

On Saturday, we left KL at 6.00 am to be in Melaka for a golf game. I didn't have enough sleep and was in foul mood. We had to do a meeting after the game, but not until 6.30 pm. It was the first time that I played with Ipod on both ears. I was in my own world, maybe that's why I didn't fumble a lot this time.

The evening was great though... We had dinner at the Ikan Bakar place and was joined by almost 30 members of Mybenz and 4 officers from the traffic police. I made new friends and found a couple of girls who just took up golf and we already made plans to play together.

We left for KL at about 9.00PM, worried what Noah was doing home alone. This is the first time that we left him at home for a long period of time. Poor boy. But when we got home, he was as happy and excited as a puppy should be. Relief, I went to sleep and didn't wake up until 1 pm this afternoon!

To Lucy darling, happy wedding day... I will make it up to you some day..

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