Showing posts from April, 2009

Didi's 8yo Birthday!

I was looking forward for Didi's birthday celebration the other day. Eventhough it was thursday nite (working days) with limited time, but my sis made a cool preparation for Dd's birthday party. It was a small gathering but it was awesome! I only managed to give Didi a set of crayon and a DIY robot. "Sorry Dd, mama tak bagi achu beli hamster dan yang sebulu dengannyer"

Didi's 8yo Birthday

Birthday decor with a lil bit of dinosaur touch. No one in that house can draw dinosaurs except for Dd....he's a dinosaur freak and artistic too hehe!

Didi's 8yo Birthday

The birthday cupcakes are self-made by his mom (my sis lah heheh). They must've had a good time decorating the cuppies. Besnyer! Next time achu nak join blajar *kof! kof!*

Didi's 8yo Birthday

Another cake for cutting purpose with cute candles.

Didi's 8yo Birthday

Gambar achu mustilah ada wat kenang-kenangan huhu, uncle Cheep time tuh tgh photographer mode sampai terlupa nak amik gambar dah lepas tuh. Lily seemed to enjoy herself menempel ngan Dd and became part of camera attention. Dd plak distracted ngan all the birthday gifts, while Adly the big brother dah maleh nak join the crowd sangat. Dia ada jer most of the time kat tepi meja but decline dengan machonyer tamo amik gambar. Pehhh!

Didi's 8yo Birthday

And here's the most priceless birthday present from the mom and dad. 3 cute tortoises! Awwww!!

Didi's 8yo Birthday

Cool patterns on the bottom and upper half of the tortoise. After makan2 and poked around the tortoise, we made a move when it's almost 10pm. *Happy thoughts* Glad we were able to join the birthday party....thanks for having us ;)

Didi's 8yo Birthday

Last but not least, Happy Birthday Didi! Lots of hugs and kisses from Achu and Uncle Cheep.

Black and white tag

I got tag again by dearest Cheepster. This time it's a black and white theme. So, i'm posting another gambar gedix at Capsquare. The stripes tshirt makes a good black and white photo i guess :P

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"A good Snapshot stops a moment from running away."

Weekend @ Cap Square
When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls! ~Ted Grant
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Copy the quotes above from start copy to end Copy.
Replace the Photograph with your own or your loves ones’ Black and White captured moments that you want to cherish for the rest of your life.

And the tagging cycles begin: Diana, K.Fara, Sharax, Mas, K.Moji, Zaza, Wani and Inot

Reminisce On Memories

I wish i could rewind. I missed my arwah Bapak. 16th April is the date when my life turned upside down. Macam orang hilang arah, tinggal lah aku dua bradik dalam dunia nie struggle mentally and emotionally. Life goes on but memories never fade. Baca balik entry lama nie pon dah cukup buat aku nanges meleleh2. Sbb tuh kot aku cepat nanges since then, tough but fragile.

I miss Mom and Bapak, both so dearly. Sedehnyer.

Grow wiser, not older

Hardwork : All hard work brings profit; but mere talk leads only to poverty.
Laziness : A sleeping lobster is carried away by the water current.
Earnings : Never depend on a single source of income.
Spending : If you buy things you don't need, you'll soon sell things you need.
Savings : Don't save what is left after spending; Spend what is left after saving.
Accounting : It's no use carrying an umbrella, if your shoes are leaking.
Auditing : Beware of little expenses; a small leak can sink a large ship.
Risk-taking : Never test the depth of the river with both feet.
Thanks to Shara for forwarding this.

Weekend @ Capsquare

We went to Capsquare on Sunday. It was quite empty. We noticed there's a lot of colorful placeholder graphic. So we took few snapshots.

Weekend @ Cap Square

Nothing much to browse here because most of the shops were closed and there were only 5 cafes open including starbucks and coffee bean. Even the flea market looks dull due to lack of crowd.

Weekend @ Cap Square

We then settled at Tappers Cafe for lunch. It was a cafe with classic colonial interior...quite cozy. I had fish & chips and chicken chop for Cheepster. The food was a-ok.

Weekend @ Cap Square

We then watch Fast & Furious @ TGV. No queues at all when we bought the tickets and popcorns. Even the cinema was more than half empty hoho! I like the ambience here...a nice place to walk about. Hopefuli there will be a lot more shops opening soon. More placeholder graphic snaps before we went home heheh ;)

Weekend @ Cap Square

There goes my weekend. And tomoro is Monday again.


Cheepster's Show Your Picture Tag

1. "tampal gambar korang" (post your picture)

@ Genting Highland

2. "explain kenapa korang pakai baju dalam gambar tersebut" (explain why you are wearing the clothes in the picture..)

I was in Genting and i brought this sweater to keep me warm but i only wore it for less an hour (i think) because Genting was quite warm at that time. This is the only sweater i have in bright color and i like the camouflage print.

The 4 Things

I was tagged by Kojiwami :)

4 names that friends call u
1. Soul
2. Liza
3. Lijot
4. Soulie

4 most important dates in ur life
1. 21st Dec (my birthday)
2. 9th May (cheepster's birthday)
3. 10th Jan (solemnisation)
4. 11th Oct (declaration of love hahaha)

4 things u've done in the last 30minutes
1. Ate Dominos Pizza
2. Cards dropping
3. Flickr-ing
4. Blogging

4 ways to be happy
1. Feed the stomach
2. Site hopping
3. When it's salary day (cha ching!)
4. Vacation

4 gifts u would like to receive
1. RM5000 shopping voucher at Isetan
2. Vacation package 6D5N to anywhere
3. Bear hug, cuddle and smoochies from Cheepster everyday
4. A house at Ampang Hilir area would be awesome

4 of ur fav. hobbies
1. Surfing
2. Photography
3. Sleeping
4. Movies

4 places u want to go for vacation
1. Maldives
2. Bora Bora Island
3. Boracay Island
4. Seychelles

4 things always found in ur bag
1. Makeup mesh bag
2. Pen
3. Purse
4. Tickets/Bills

4 u love so much
1. Family (My sis and the rugrats)
2. Cheepster
3. Friends
4. My car (ouhhh i miss my car)

4 things special for u
1. Dating with Cheepster
2. Chat with nephews and niece
3. Girlfriends outing
4. My junk collectibles

4 who u would like to answer this tag
1. Yulie
2. Sharax
3. Diana
4. k.Fara

Backyard Monsters & Dinosaurs

Something to look forward at the mall other than window shopping....Monsters and Dinosaurs exhibition!

Both exhibitions, the Backyard Monsters and the Dinosaurs Are Back are dedicated for the general public particularly, school children. The exhibitions have travelled around the world and attracted overwhelming response from the public. The exhibitions have also been highly recommended by the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen to be a showcase that gives the public a unique experience in discovering the habitats in our own backyard. It also helps the public to understand the immensity of the pre-historic beings that were once on the face of the earth.

The exhibitions are part of new science and technology in the creation and invention of animatronics. Most of the exhibits which are robotic reveal the mannerisms and habits of the creatures from a macroscopic point of view. Both exhibitions will be a great platform for the young generation in Malaysia to get a closer look and learn everything about the creatures that exist and their natural habitat. Through this platform, public will be able to further explore into other important topics that will be part of the exhibitions such as environmental degradation, loss of habitats through people’s lack of conscience and the global warming factor that is on the rise.

From a scientific point of view, the exhibits represent the world of innovative technology and how mankind has made thorough researches in studying every detailed movement of the creature to create a surreal environment for people to experience. Form the research, the final results of their findings are built using scientific knowledge and transformed into animatronics that move and sound exactly like those creatures.

The initiative of creating such technology should be taken full advantage of, for the purpose of expanding scientific knowledge to children as young as toddlers. It is important to instil such curiosity among the future generation so as to encourage them to appreciate how science, technology and innovation is able to provide rare privileges and hands-on experience in understanding the creatures that exist in the world before they were even born as well as now.

From:Sun Apr 19, 2009 -Sun May 17, 2009
Time:10am - 7pm
Address:Hall 3, Mid Valley Convention Centre, Mid Valley Megamall, KL
Tel:03 9200 3888
Advance Booking:Yes

Dim Sum for Lunch

Time to post something more delicious instead, a food entry! :) Tuesday afternoon, i had lunch at Minmax Darby Park, a halal chinese restaurant which served awesome dim sum. We ordered 5 types of dim sum and 3 other dishes which is fried radish cake, pan fried rice noodle with shrimps and fried rice with salted fish.

Steamed Har Kau
Lunch @ Minmax Restaurant

Steamed Shark's fin dumplings
Lunch @ Minmax Restaurant

Steamed siew mai with crab roe
Lunch @ Minmax Restaurant

Steamed stuffed scallops dumpling
Lunch @ Minmax Restaurant

Deep fried wafer prawns roll with cheese
Lunch @ Minmax Restaurant

Last but not least, Fried Radish Cake
Lunch @ Minmax Restaurant

There were other dishes that i didn't took photo, tak sempat lah because i want to makan hehe. The total bill was RM63. Not bad eh for 3 pax? Of course lah not bad because i only have to pay RM10, because someone insisted so :D

And oh, i drove home early that evening to celebrate my father in law's birthday. But lagik lambat sampai adalah because of the accident heheh. End up my FIL together with Cheepster accompanied me to lodge police report. Balik tuh instead of went out for dinner, they just ordered pizza to celebrate. Rasa gilti jugak lah but there's nothing much i can do when an unfortunate event took place. So here it is, Papa's 67th birthday celebration. Smoga panjang umur, murah rezeki dan sihat selalu for him, insya Allah.

Papa's Birthday 2009

Car accident

I met an accident for the first time and it was quite bad...bumper to bumper, sigh. Alhamdulillah i'm ok just having a chest pain because i was slammed to the steering. I just took an exit from NPE and entered the Fed Hiway. It was peak hour by the way, so i'm sure most of you know how bad the traffic crawls. I noticed a Naza Ria car which is few metres in front of me, tried to change lane without giving any signal and forcing the car next to him make way so that he can nyelit masuk. Moving forward, i found myself at the back of his car when few cars changed lane. Suddenly the Naza Ria brake mengejut so aku pon dengan terkejutnya tekan brake pedal giler2 and i know i didn't crash his car wpon tinggal lagik baper cm gap because aku sempat terdetik 'Alhamdulillah tak kene!!' but in a split second my car brutally jerk to the front because a Wira behind me tak sempat nak brake. Demmm!

I can't believe my car kene sandwich! :( Saket wooo chest kene steering! I had to pull off to the side of the road. The Naza Ria's car was ok, a minor scratch on the front and kemek sket on the back but he didn't make a big fuss about it. While the car in front of Naza Ria which is Iswara, only had problem to open his car boot. And what happened to the Wira car behind me? I dunno because at that time he was still stucked in the middle of the road about 15 minutes because he can't shift his car. When the tow truck pulled his car then i saw the damage.

Car accident - Wira

Look at my poor car. Radiator pon dah pecah. Chedeh :(

Car   accident - Kenari

Front mudguard
Car   accident - Kenari

Back mudguard
Car   accident - Kenari

Back view
Car   accident - Kenari

Sigh i was quite shaky at that time because i didn't know what to do. Called Cheepster to help me out and called my sis to inform. And then ada orang tow truck out of nowhere approached me and handed out his business card. He said he's from Perodua and there will be no cost for towing. Good to know. Then pegi Balai Polis wat report, clear up my things in the car then made a move to SA around 8pm. Dalam keta baru aku start nanges kaw2 in silence because my father in law was in the car as well hehehe segan ler plak kan cam cry baby. Now i'm going to Cheras to pick up some documents. Skian.

Note: More photos @ Cheepster

Cuppacakes Weekend

11.30am had an appointment at Per*dua Service Centre, Glenmarie. I was told that the car will be ready at 3pm. Alahaii had to cancel our earlier plan to watch movie at The Curve but lucky we came with 2 cars so we have a transport to go somewhere else. We had lunch at Burger King before went back home. Can't stand to stay outdoor any longer because the weather was unbearably hot!

4.30pm: Collect car at the Service Centre. I was RM205 poorer because had to change disc brake and aper2 tah. But the good thing is now whenever i push brake pedal there's no 'nyit nyit' sound anymore. Stopped by at Mamak and drank 2 glass of teh o ais and 3 pieces of otak2. Cuaca panas lah katakan.

5.30pm: Heading the Curve when we were in front of the Uptown junction, i spontaneously asked Cheepster dengan sora yang agak kecik ala2 segan "Can we check out that Wondermilk cafe.....again?". Phew, Cheepster dengan baik atinyer trus masuk Uptown tapik dengan muka agak ketat because this is our 3rd attempt to find that cafe! hahaha. After first round at the supposed to be the right row, the cafe still nowhere to be found so i had to call Zet right away. And she said, the cafe is kinda hidden so the second round Cheepster drove more slowly and tadaaaaa we found the cafe!! Adakah aku mengidam sangat nak makan cupcakes nie? NOO LAH!

Cuppacakes @ Damansara Uptown

I've been wanting to check out the decor! The interior turns out way much better than i expected ♥. Sangat lah cozy and i ♥ all their vintage collections. The other side of the cafe, jual baju2 and lomo accessories. So sambil makan leh lah layan tgk pape barang yang bleh dibeli. Here is a row of cute cupcakes in the chiller with a smiling waiter.

Cuppacakes @ Damansara Uptown

They also sell lots of interesting knick knacks at the counter.

Cuppacakes @ Damansara Uptown

Since we're still kenyang lepas minom petang, we ordered 4 pieces of cupcakes with no drinks (agak2 tecekik lah jugak makan haha). The chocolate marshmallow, tiramisu, blueberry cheese and peanut butter chocolate. I tot they're well known because of the cupcakes design and branding....but rupa2nyer mmg sesedap rupa! Next time kene try lagik.

Cuppacakes @ Damansara Uptown

Owh check out their custom window sticker. I find it very cool!

Cuppacakes @ Damansara Uptown

Lomography Embassy on window sticker ♥ Suker!!! ♥

Cuppacakes @ Damansara Uptown

Lepas tuh baru lah gi The Curve dengan ati yang senang sbb dah jumpe kedai yang dicarik2 selama neh.

4 ways to keep your job

1. DO log face-time. How will the higher-ups know you’re useful to the company if they never see you? Does the top brass make more noise in the morning? Show up a little earlier than usual, even if it’s just to get in a “hi.” Keep a corporate convo topic in your back pocket in case you get a face-to-face in the elevator.
DON’T log Facebook time. Yeah, it’s a networking site, but posting won’t convince your boss that you’ve got your eyes on the prize. If your boss is also a “friend,” she can see that you posted at 11:04, 1:15, and 3:35, and that you wrote “When will it be Friday?!” right after your staff meeting. Can’t resist logging on? Change your privacy settings so your boss can't see your status updates like your friends do.

2. DO become more vocal. Don’t give anyone a reason to eliminate you from the payroll. If you’re quiet and hardworking, make some noise by bubbling up constructive info about your team’s latest projects in your next meeting. Putting in a few extra hours doesn’t hurt either.
DON’T become a kiss-ass. Offering to pick up the big cheese’s dry-cleaning, spouse’s anniversary gift, and kids from kindergarten? Stop, drop, and roll that brown off your nose. Unless you’re a personal secretary, volunteering yourself for non-work-related tasks makes you look like a suck-up. Plus, if your boss doesn’t have time to do these things, he might wonder why you do.

3. DO go out of your comfort zone. Right now, employees who can quickly shift gears as their company’s needs change have a better shot at sticking around. Is your boss heading up a project that you aren’t currently staffed on but that you could somehow help with? Find a way to get involved.
DON’T go out for long lunches.
You and your coworkers love catching up over lunch for an hour…or two. But when you’re out of the work loop for that long each day, you run the risk of not being around when a great project or opportunity pops up -- that will go to your coworker instead. Dash out or eat at your desk more often. Think of it this way: If you get laid off, you won’t be able to afford lunches out at all!

4. DO ask for a progress report. If you don’t have a review coming up, let your boss know that you’d like to schedule a check-in at his convenience to discuss your performance and get any pointers on how to improve. Your boss will be impressed with your initiative.
DON’T ask for anything you can do without. The squeaky wheel may have gotten the grease pre-recession, but now it’s a different story. Constantly asking for attention, kudos, or perks -- from raises to days off -- makes you look whiny, not worthy.