Thursday, December 31, 2009

Standing Ovation for 2009

Wow it's the last day of the year! 2009's curtain finally closing. Nervous and excited at the same time. So many wish and tons of hope for 2010. Ironically, resolutions have a habit of failing halfway, despite my efforts making them over and over again with refreshed intent and purpose. Most importantly keep the list short and focus. Hope I have all the positive energy to make everything happen :)

For this entry I wanna share my best and sucky parts of 2009 here hehehe. Didn't go around much this year so my options are quite limited, but this is what i remembered i gawked, awed, laughed and cried at throughout 2009. The list is not based on anything, ikot mana yang teringat jer :)

Favourite social media: Facebook and Twitter
The addicted game in Facebook: Pet Society
The best handmade online store: Etsy
The best email service: Gmail
The best Gadget I Own: iPod
Favourite lifetime partner: Cheep
Favourite month: December (this year every friday cuti!)

Favourite animation movie: Up
Favourite alien movie: District 9
Favourite feel good movie: The Bucket List
The most sucks movie: New Moon
Local movie of the year: Talentime by Yasmin Ahmad
Favourite short movie: 15Malaysia
The best on-screen couple: Ellie and Carl from movie UP
The most irritating on-screen couple: Edward Cullen and Bella from New Moon
The most tahpape Gossip of the year: Norman and Memey
Favourite Online Character: Ickle and Lardee from Milk Toof
The Ugliest Alien Character: Na'vi in Avatar

The Best maggi goreng: Syed Section 11 Shah Alam
The Best fried chicken: Hot and Spicy, KFC
The Best burger: Burger King
The Best fries: McDonald
The Best onion ring: Burger King
The Best mashed potatoes: Popeye
The Best pizza: Classified Chicken, Dominos
The Best seafood: LalaChong

Favourite Food Court: Pavilion, KL
Favourite neighbourhood: Cheras and Shah Alam (bias hahaha)
Favourite Flea Market/ Bazaar: The Curve
The best arts event: Urbanscapes
Favourite Independent Store: +Wondermilk
Retail Space of the Year: Sunway Pyramid

Favourite Mobile Service Provider: Maxis and Digi (everything else except coverage)
The Most Used Highway: NPE and Smart Tunnel
Most Shocking Death: Michael Jackson
The traumatized accident: Bumper to bumber accident at Federal highway
The Most Awkward Moment: Walking and sitting at dais
Biggest Scare Of The Year: H1N1
The Most Kecoh Issue: Tarian Pendet

What i would like to see in 2010 (the short version):
1. More free wifi network everywhere
2. Less traffic jam, cheaper fuel and tolls
3. Artsy independent event

Ok let's have a round of applause and standing ovation for 2009 yehhh! Happy New Year everyone! Love you loads!!!!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 Wishlist

2010 is around the corner wohooo!. I wanna look back all the things yang penah masuk in my wishlist. Allow me a moment to be sedikit materialistic thehehehe.

Wishlist yang dah menjadik
Wedding-got married and reception on both sides went smoothly
Vacation-dapat jenjalan kat redang, singapore and penang
Family-kene mengrajin2kan lagik diri pegi visit
Health-Alhamdulillah so far sehat walafiat. wpon ada risau sket2
Handbag-puas ati dah ada a few so can tukar2
Shoes-ada a few jugak but asik2 kasut yang sama jer blasah pakai sampai nak rosak
Laptop-got a good specs and best tok editing. dapat beli yang mahal sket because share ngan hubby

Wishlist yang tak berapa jadik
Handphone-tak beli pape phone baru because current one tak kronik lagi wpon kengkadang ada gak rasa nak baling kat dinding
Own House-still staying with in laws and tak pindah lagik
House Decor-kene ada umah sendiri baru best decorate
Wardrobe-kurang memberangsangkan dengan baju baru
Cooking skill-boleh kira baper kali jer pegang kuali this year :P
Crafting-asik kumpul bahan2 jer, buat nyer tak jugak
Change job-tak apply mana2 pon lagik. rasa nak tukar kejer tapik still tang tuhhh jugak
Lomo or Polaroid-kalo dapat bes gak experiment

Wishlist for next year tunggu december 2010 plak baru release hehe. Hopefully most of it will turn out as plan. Aminnnn!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Xmas @ One Utama 2009

Xmas decor theme at One Utama this year is White Lyrical Christmas.
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The main attraction is the giant musical box (on stage) with 6 shops under the mini gazebos.
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Close up view on the stage. Takdelah nampak cam musical box sangat kan?
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The stairs deco is nice!
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I haven't got the chance to go to The Curve to see the xmas decor :( Dolu rajin pegi sana, but now tidak lagik huhu

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 2 @ Singapore

The following day, we managed to bangun quite early and checked out from the hotel. Luckily we can leave our luggage or else we're stucked with the heavy load. Then we had breakfast at McD @ McCafe nearby the hotel.
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Hot Coffee for Cheep and Mocha frap for me. Wouldn't it be nice if kat Msia ada McCafe because the ice blended is quite nice and the price is affordable.
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Then we walked to MRT which is also very near the hotel and bought tickets to City Hall where the Esplanade is and the cost is SGD2. When returned the ticket, we can redeemed SGD1 back.
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I wanted to explore more places like Chinatown, Bugis street, Clarke Quay and so on but unfortunately we don't have much time so we tried to be realistic and jalan mana yang sempat sajalah without feeling the pressure to rush in each place we stopped.
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On the way nak gi Esplanade, found lots of shops and restaurants. All the undergrounds route (MRT and Malls) are interconnected so we can hop from one place to another without naik ground level pon. After 20mins walking because banyak stop tgk barang, we finally reached Esplanade. One of the first thing we saw was James Ingram's poster. Concert Siti Nurhaliza and M.Nasir pon ada but that one dah sold out (lagik laku). LOL!
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At the entrance of Esplanade ada exhibition aper tah. It's colorful and i like it hehe.
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Then went outside the building to amik gambar. Well one of the things yang Esplanade is famous for is the roof because of the uniqueness so kenelah amik gambar :P Keluar jer pintu baru noticed the weather is amazingly hot! Punyer lama jalan kat bawah tanah we didn't realize the weather dah tukar jadik panas. However biler panas, amik gambar lawa kan kan? So tahan jelahh wpon mata dah telampau sepet time tuh sampai berair2 mata :P
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Then jalan to the other side of the Esplanade to see if there are other entrance. Suddenly we saw the famous Merlion statue on the other side of the lake. Hohhh haruslah pegi ke sana. It was a short distance walk but we were sweating buckets. Later i found out that my feet ada tan line from the crocs i'm wearing. Sangat buruk occay!

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Dengan rasa agak terseksa, we managed to sampai at this signboard. Turun tangga terus nyorok bawah bridge and try to cool down! Fuhhhh kalo ada ekon time nie besnyer! Then serah diri sket2 into the sunlight sbb nak amik gambar. At this time we started to use tripod because it's easier to capture photos for both of us. If soh orang amikkan takleh nak posing banyak2 kali hehe.
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Lepas rasa agak puas amik gambar kat stu baru gerak balik. We still have some last minute shopping to do at Orchard hehe.
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We stopped again for few minutes under the bridge and discovered the natural lighting between these 2 road is awesome! Macam amik gambar kat studio plak hehe. Then we hit the road again but decided not to use the bridge because matahari terik direct to skin sangat, so we used the Esplanade Park. Jalan jauh sket tapik sejuk sket mata tengok pokok.

On our way back to the MRT we passed through Raffles City shopping center. We had our lunch there, another round of Moss burger.

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Then i saw this craft shop and i was hyperventilate.
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See all the craft punch by Martha Stewart? Soon all of it will be mine huhu!
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The last stop was at the new Ion Mall. Sedar2 rupanye baru abes ujan kat luar tuh.
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One of the shop that we wanted to check out was the newly opened Uniqlo and they're having opening sale ^.^
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Cheep persuaded me to choose one of the tshirts or else i'll be going back empty handed. Hehe!
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After purchased the last item here and there we went back to the hotel, claimed our luggage and waited for taxi in front of the hotel. Luckily the hotel guy suggested to use Copthorne bus which was parked in front of DFS (next to the hotel) and it's free! I'm still curious naper ada Copthorne bus kat stu but not bothered to ask the driver. Yang penting the bus heading to the right destination :) After registered at the Odyssey S'pore counter, baru lah boleh relax2 tunggu bus sambil browsing. Again the bus was punctual and we leaved at 5pm sharp.
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Unfortunately when we reached KL, and it was like less than 10mins to reach the Avenue K, the bus tyre burst. Rupanyer the driver already knew that the tyre dah flat but tried to continue the journey sampai lah 2 tyres dah meletop and takleh jalan langsung. So due to that, the bus contributed some traffic jam at jalan tun razak. LOL! But we're ok with it since dah dekat sangat ngan my office. So all we have to do is hail a taxi, paid RM3 and my car is already waiting at the basement :D
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To sum it all, time tuh i felt relieved dah sampai, happy that ive made it to Spore and thrilled dapat experience all that with my traveling partner Cheep. I wish for many many more vacations for both of us in the future. In the car i called my sis nak cakap dah sampai KL and at the same time she informed me that Cheep's bunting dah displayed in Pjaya. What a wonderful news! So dengan excited nyer trus pegi Putrajaya malam tuh jugak. LOL! One of the advantage as a married couple, i can follow him anytime even though it's almost midnight without worrying about curfew and permission hehe. Biler sampai PICC and saw all the buntings, i tumpang bangga sat and sonot ohhh tgk design diprinted besaq and gantung banyak2 camtuh. Read the details at Bem69's blog.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Xmas 2009

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year
Wishing all of you the joys of the season with everything merry and bright

Lots of love,
Soulie

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I like paper shredder

Paper shredder kat opis bes sebab besar. Mengshred kan paper also boleh menyahstresskan diri hehe. That's my teori :P
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Kejap jer dah boleh buat sampah yang banyak hehe.
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Since takde tissue paper yang slalu orang letak dalam paperbag tuh, this is the easiest way nak penoh kan ruang kosong. Not too mention jimat oso lah hehe.
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Cantekkan all the paperbags? Kalo sesapa nak beli ken pesan kat sayer (promote plak)
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Paper shredder is also a good tool for quilling even though i don't know how to make one...yet! My favourite blog on quilling handmade card is miyyahatkertas. Her crafts sangat cool! Wish i can be as creative as her.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nightime @ Singapore

After freshen up (refer to earlier entry when we arrived in Spore), we were ready to berdating along the Orchard road and vowed to jalan sampai lebam hahaha :P And kowang yang baca blog nie pon tgk lah gambar sampai lebam (kalo nak tgk lah). Most of you dah tgk kat facebook and flickr but this entry nak cerita panjang2 sket hehehe.

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The pix was taken on jejantas while heading towards Far East mall. Check out the street lights =D
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While crossing the street. Tetengah jalan amik gambar sbb traffic light tgh merah. Dahler tak pakai tripod konpiden jer snap bwahahaha but not that bad lah the result kan hahaks.

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In front of Tangs. I think Tangs has the best xmas decor ever!!! The place look alive and happening, the embellishments and ornaments are magnifique. Even the chocolate shoppe looks like a movie prop.
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Takashimaya's xmas tree with lots of Fererro Rocher! Nyummmm!! For me this mall won 2nd place for beautiful decor.
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Another cute xmas trees inside with lots of teddy bear. I like i like!!
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Singapore Gaufres. Aper benda tuh? I oso dunno hehe sbb tak pegi belek dekat2 pulak.
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Then jenjalan kat dalam jumpe toys fair so amik lah gambar ngan Domo. Rupanyer dah tembus ke Ngee Ann City. Fuhh berlink2 sungguh mall dorang nie. Time tuh dah sangat kelaparan. Sesambil tuh scout mana2 tempat bleh makan
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Hohhh lapor! lapor menggigil dah time nie. Jumpe Moss burger time tuh rasa sangat lah happy because ada orang rekemen the teriyaki burger so we were very excited to try. And the burger was really sedapppps! Cheep tried unagi rice burger instead but sian the burger tak sesedap mine. So he hold grudge against me because my burger lagik sedap! Saper soh order benda lain kan? hahaha

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Lepas makan kuar jer from mall baru lah nampak building Ngee Ann City with their big xmas poster.
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While waiting cue to cross the street. Lawa design placeholder kat blakang tuh.
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One of the mascots for one of the mall. Kalo pakai baju siang yang black and white tuh sure nampak lagik sama hehe.
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In front of Paragon mall with their xmas tree.
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Playing around with the camera to kill the time while waiting for our movie to start at 11.45pm. Nak beli something from miu miu kedai dah tutup, amik gambar with the sign pon jadik lah :P (kononnnyerrr)
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Ada one of this funvee bus, the group were partying wild. ada yang dah bukak2 baju, baring atas roof, dancing, shouting and drinking. Barulah worth it dah bayar ticket bus, takkan duduk static jer kan? nama pon Party Bus hehehe.
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Another xmas decor on the streets.
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Ada jer cleaner yang bersihkan tong sampah and along the road wpon dah malam. Sbb tuh lar maintain bersih.

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The road's name signage pon nak amik gambar huhuhuh
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Lagik 15mins movie nak start, we walked back to Cineplex. This is where we watched the Couples Retreat :)
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After watching the movie amik gambar ngan poster2 kat stu. There goes our night in Singapore. Lepas tuh trus balik hotel.
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The poster for Alvin & The Chipmunks 2. Huhu lawak plak tgk chipmunks and chippettes. If only they know slang kat malaysia nie the meaning of chippettes. LOL!

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On the way balik hotel, jumpe lagik keta hebat but as usual i don't remember the name everytime Cheep said model aper bwahahaha. Yang tau keta tuh cun jer! Skiannn bersambung lagik kesah keesokan harinyer where we went to Esplanade area :) Entry nih dah panjang sangat. Tah hapa giler tetiba rasa nak letak sumer gambar plak ngeh ngeh!
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