Saturday, October 31, 2009

Tricks or Treats

Skeleton papercraft project via Paper Craft. I was bored in the office so i printed the template and started to cut, fold and glue. Then add some halloween embelishments.

Happy Halloween

sewing costumes shooing away the bats preparing treats seasoning the cauldrons dipping the apples hanging garlic carving pumpkins ironing the shrouds lighting jackolanterns preparing tricks dusting off the skeletons stepping over black cat sharpening wooden stakes shooing away the bats happy halloween

Friday, October 30, 2009

Photoshoot @ Capsquare

Lepas dorang makan dan aku minom, we went to this graffiti wall to take photos. I just love graffiti drawings and colors. Sangat cool!

Lunch @ Capsquare

Nih lah geng amik gambar poyos that afternoon.

Lunch @ Capsquare

Rare gay-ish billboard models.

Lunch @ Capsquare

Lollipops placeholder graphics ♥colorful♥

Lunch @ Capsquare

Further test for the cameraman. Subjects and object (menara KL)

Lunch @ Capsquare

This shot has a clearer view of the Menara KL. Tapik cam Haikal plak jadik tiang.

Lunch @ Capsquare

An cute attempt to be a panda. *Kof*

Lunch @ Capsquare

Asal boleh posing

Lunch @ Capsquare

Last snap before we went back. Pueh dah amik gambar ^o^

Lunch @ Capsquare

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lunch @ Tappers Cafe, Capsquare

Went to Capsquare for the second time. First objective was to have lunch of course and secondly to test Poji's skill using his new camera Nikon D3000 hahaha.

Lunch @ Capsquare

So we chose to have lunch at Tappers Cafe.

Lunch @ Capsquare

Tengah pikir nak makan aper o_O Kenyang ekceli because i had late breakfast that day.

Lunch @ Capsquare

Then i decided not to eat anything....just a glass of mocha shake. Seriously! *keputusan kental*

Lunch @ Capsquare

Other drinks ordered by Mas, Padil and Haikal. Cam nampak cool and fresh jer ice dalam glass tuh.

Lunch @ Capsquare

Mas berjaya amik gambar sekelompok perokok tegar. Sila jangan tiru aksi ini.

Lunch @ Capsquare

Lepas makan dengan kadar agak segera, kitowang trus carik port yang bleh amik gambar. Huhu sibler tak panas sangat kalo tak mau lencun ngan peluh. Dahler amik gambar pon kene cecepat gak because 2 of em have to attend meeting at 2.30pm. Haisyoooo! But dapat jugak nice shots (for me lah) and slamat sampai di opis around 2.15pm. Gedix photos will be uploaded in next entry hehe.

4bia and Sukiyaki Western Django

I know i hate horror movies and yet i still watch it. Well, i have no choice because later on everybody will quote the movie and i don't have the slightest clue what they're talking about mana bleh kan?? So we watched this 4bia movie which were recommended by few friends. Subtitle dvd nih mmg cam harem tak boleh paham langsung! Can u imagine when the subtitle displayed 'machine is long' its ekceli meant 'captain'?? (well we figured out the meaning along the way)

4bia or 'See prang' in thailand

The first story, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange about this new stranger. My verdict is scary lah jugak!

The second story, "Tit For Tat" spun a tale of black magic and vengeance for a school kid that had been bullied by a school gang. Beginning macam bes tapik biler the ghost strike trus jadik cam katun plak because it's too digital.

The third one is, "In The Middle" - a group of friends faced one of their worst camping trip after water kayaking accident. I like this one because sumer character dia terel facial expression, lawak plak tuh! Lawak2 seram lah kira.

The final segment "Last Fright" takes horror to new heights with a psychological thriller that involves a stewardess flying solo in a cabin with a dead body. Hohoho i must say this is the best compared to the other 3. Unique plak tuh citer dia about this stewardess penah ada affair with the princess's husband. When the princess died, tuh yang jadik corpse guling2 dalam flight tuh! hohoho scary giler okehh sampai terover aku jerit and sesak napas nyorok blakang bantal.

Heroin in the Last Fright. Cunn woor and terel blakon plak tuh

Sambil2 tuh tgk gak citer yang Cheep pasang which is Sukiyaki Western Django. Didn't watch with full concentration because it's too much for my liking. Macam hindostan pon ada gak citer nih with some ekjejeret scenes. But i guess that's the whole point of this movie.

nota kaki: i wanna watch Papadom :(

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Bucket List


The Bucket List is a feel good and uplifting movie played by 2 strong characters Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. It's about 2 dying man writing a 'bucket list' (things to do) before they 'kick the bucket'. I love the ending part where they crosses off the list one by one. It does have a message at the end about how you should live your life to the fullest, how your family is important, and how you should be happy in life and the movie delivers that message perfectly.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

To All Married Couples and To All Future Couples

Copied from shilashower's blog. I've read it before in a forwarded email but it's a nice story to read it again :)

To All Married Couples and To All Future Couples

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why? I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man!

That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; I had lost my heart to a lovely girl called Dew. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, 30% shares of my company and the car. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly.

Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a months time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that everyday for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.


I told Dew about my wife s divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully. My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mummy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset.

I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest.. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily. Suddenly it hit me; she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart.

Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head. Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mum out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind... I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished. Then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other any more. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death does us apart.

Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote: 'I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart'

The small details of our lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, the property, the bank balance that matters. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

Relationships are made not to exploit, not to be broken.

We teach some by what we say
We teach some more by what we do
But we teach most by what we are

You don't get to choose how you are going to die, or when, but, you can decide how you are going to live, here and now.

By,
Unknown

I like the bold sentence. Small details as simple as gestures, hugs and cuddles, quick kiss, and borak even benda bodo skali pon so you know you still have a sense of intimacy between you and your partner.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The one with birthday cake and one candle less

On Thursday FF called me up and invited us to JJ's birthday dinner on Saturday. She invited geng lipan bara without JJ knowing it. The venue was Kedai Kopi, Shah Alam and of course lah kitowang pegi sebab dekat sangat ngan umah. So on Saturday, when we arrived most of em were already there. Huhuhu paling dekat pon sampai lambat but not the last one aar hehe! Salah budget time :P tatau dorang dah sampai mana time tuh because FF pesan don't call her to avoid JJs curiosity. Excuse...i know :P

BIrthday Jay Jay
The birthday cake. Hilang satu candle here o_O

Before makan, potong cake first. Well JJ kene buli sket jer. Kene go through the birthday song and blow the candle twice hahaha!

BIrthday Jay Jay
Birthday boy

FF foot the bill that night. Thank you, FF! Untung JJ dapat bini baik blanja kengkawan skalik :)

Birthday Jay Jay
FF and Umik

The rest of the evening were spent makan sambil borak, amik gambar and kejar budak. All the kids suker lah ada ample space tepi tasik to run around. But kene keep an eye betoi2 lah kang ada tergolek masuk tasik plak. But ada jugak benda yang termasuk dalam tasik...bola anak JJ. Poor Riyadh hoping the ball bounce back to him.

Birthday Jay Jay
Kak Raha and Eija

Lama tak jumpe Sam nih since benti from previous company. Dia skang dah jadik lecturer kat LKW college.

Birthday Jay Jay
Sam and wifey

Umik yang tampil with appearance cam Yuna hehehe. Everybody said so and dia pon agreed, lol!

Birthday Jay Jay
Umik and Nizam

And yours truly, kitowang dua lah. Of course nak jugak gambar sekeping ;)

Birthday Jay Jay

Sumer makan puas dat night. Lepak lagik and ordered hot drink plak.

Birthday Jay Jay

Group photos with the gurls

Birthday Jay Jay

Yang the guys plak macam cover album.

Birthday Jay Jay

And all of us.

Birthday Jay Jay

Miniature Jewelry Store

This miniature jewelry store is my sis's latest DIY craft. Very tiny and cute sangat!

Miniature Jewelry Store

I don't know how basic each items are in the kit but according to her every item kene assemble sendiri and for an example the necklace kene amik masukkan satu2 pakai needle.

Miniature Jewelry Store
Close up of the necklace and magazine

For anyone who is interested to buy this DIY kit, you can order it from me (from my sis ekceli). Just email me at soulie@gmail.com. Oh ya, it only cost RM15 :)

Miniature Jewelry Store

Sunday, October 25, 2009

MAC event

On Friday me and D went to KLCC to check out MAC's new promo the magic mirth and mischief. D wanted to buy a compact powder so she was entitled a makeover. I love MAC but my own encounters so far have been with unhelpful and unfriendly staff. And guess what, no exception in this event.

M.A.C Magic Mirth & Mischief Promo
The promo at concourse area

M.A.C Magic Mirth & Mischief Promo
These are the new collections by MAC.

MAC's brush is excellent even though i never own one hehe. I was contemplating to buy my refill because i wanted to buy something else as well, sigh. Well, i succeeded tahan napsu!

M.A.C Magic Mirth & Mischief Promo
The makeup bar

During the makeover, kitowang tanya the staff sepatah dia jawab sepatah. Patot time apply the makeup at least intro lah what are the products you're applying to your customer's face. Busan giler! Nak try benda lain pon kedekot okeh! Major turn off!!

M.A.C Magic Mirth & Mischief Promo

Last but not least, i love this oval chair! Ohhh comfyyyy!

Open house @ Saujana Damai

The second last open house we went last weekend at Saujana Damai. Since we're not familiar with that place at all, so rasa cam jauh sangat and not too mention sesat even though we have map in hand.

Raya 2009 @ Saujana Damai

We were the last to arrive hehehe. While everybody sumer dah sampai and dah makan (Sorry lambattt!). Tgk food jer trus trasa lapar sangat2 and tamak habola. There were nasi ayam, mihun soto, kek batik, carrot cake and the most special one was otak otak! Fuhh lama tak makan otak2 nie, husband Aishah buat banyak plak tuh so we ate quite a lot, lol!

Raya 2009 @ Saujana Damai

Sian dorang nih tunggu kitowang sampai lambat sangat. So sempat lepak borak2 kejap before they make a move. Dorang dah nak gerak pon aku tak abes makan...tangan dok belemuih lagik hahaha.

Raya 2009 @ Saujana Damai

Glad to see old faces cam Fadh, Aishah and Irma. Dorang nih paling susah nak jumpa and tak active in FB kalo tak...tau lah jugak their new updates. If only Zect, Ielah and Teez were there baru lah complete geng geesix. Time nak balik we ols dapat stok otak2 seplastik bag, bes bes!

Raya 2009 @ Saujana Damai

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Non-Offensive words that offend

I listened to Rush Hour #flyfm the other day where they run a question 'the non-offensive words you usually hear that offend you?' It was comical to hear what they have listed based on caller's output that evening because i have the same list, lol! Here is a list of words they have mentioned:
* Duh!
* Yea rite
* Whateverrr
(emphasize on the 'r')
* So???
* Hello???
* Up to you!
(example of 'up to you' usage here)
Here are some of words that sometimes can make me cringe when they are abused! But i used it myself without realizing it or to annoy other ppl hahaha! :P
* you know
* anyway
* wasit
* oh-emm-gee (omg!)

What is your non-offensive word that get on your nerves? Share it with me ;)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Go Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I've learnt that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Pink Ribbon Day is on the fourth Monday of every October

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stop Carrot Violence

The illustration is plain cute :) But i love carrot coins (soup), carrot sticks (salad) and carrot cake (with cream cheese and pecan) hehehe!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Muffin by a noob

Last night was very impromptu. I got my muffin mix from Shara and i decided to bake it on that day itself. It all started when i tasted Shara's muffin at her open house, it was soo sedap that i wanna try to do it. So from the office, went straight to the Pak Aji and bought corn oil, chopped nuts, milk and eggs. Since choc chips was out of stock, i went to another supermarket and to my disappointment it was out of stock as well. So i decided, to change the ingredient to Cadbury bar :P (sukati jer)

My sis and the family were in Penang, so i have the whole house by myself :) Since this is my first time baking muffin, so i'm kinda excited and nervous at the same time. Oh, i'm always nervous in the kitchen because i'm not a good cook (Well, you're looking at someone who hates cooking :>) So when im experimenting something it's better i'm all alone, lol! And thank god my sis organize and label all her kitchen stuff, so i found every single thing easily.

Noob Muffin

I poured all the mix into the bowl. Whisked the eggs in a separate bowl, add milk and oil. Then add everything together and stir until it moistened. Tabur grated chocolate and ready.

Noob Muffin

Set the oven to preheat. Susun all the cups and fill in the mixture. Cutekan the cup's design?

Noob Muffin

I was advised to fill in 1/3 full to allow room for expansion. Then sprinkled kacang sket kasik decor hehe.

Noob Muffin

Waited for 25mins to bake the muffins and tadaaaaa! Ada yang naik ada yang tak naik. Alahaiii! Cheep called while i was cebik looking at the muffins and he said "isokay, i will eat everything" hehehe okeh it's a promise then. Then called my sis to complain that my muffins looked soggy and she suggested to bake lagik 20mins because the oven cam tak betoi sket. So i waited another 20mins, took a shower and kemas balik all barang. By the time i took out the last batch, cam sama jugak but at least i know dalam dia dah konpem masak. So trus pack and tinggalkan sket muffins nak bagi the rugrats rasa even though i was a bit reluctant hehe.

Noob Muffin

Sampai SA, siap tinggalkan dalam keta dolu sbb segan nak bawak masuk. Pemalu yaamatzzzz! Awal plak tuh tertido sbb penat sangat rushing that evening. Later at night, Cheep bawak masuk the muffins and woke me up to tell me it tastes delicious. Hikssss!!! Sedap yerrr? Tolonglah abeskan! I ate one piece and back to sleep zzZ-.-zzZ