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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

And May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favour

I’m back in the game.. all I need is that little nudge to get my momentum going.. I consider myself a bookworm at most time, but this year I seem to get on a slow start.. I read somewhere that averagely, Malaysian reads only 2 books a year.. and by the rate I was going (up until May), I was easily about to fall into that category, although each year, I refuse to.. Not so sure why, but I think it somewhat offends me (hehh?) so when May was about to end, and I realized I haven’t read a thing, I started to pick up a book.. and as I expected, it took me awhile to be engrossed in it.. it’s not like the story line was boring, cause I knew the story will pick up and have it’s interesting twist as always (I was reading one of my Hercule Poirot series by Agatha Christie, one of my new found favorite authors), it’s just that I didn't get into the mood of reading yet.. but once I was done with that book, I decided to skip the order of books to read in my head, and opt for the Hunger Games trilogy instead.. both my sisters have completed all three books and been raving about how awesome they are.. and they’re not wrong.. cause once I started reading, it was indeed hard to put down (as always).. even though I know what happens in the end of the first book (having already seen the movie).. and unlike the Harry Porter series, I didn't want to wait till the movie comes out to know what the whole book is all about.. and BAM!! Just like that, I finished 3 books within 5 days hahahah I don’t know why that makes me happy, but hey, at least I’m no longer in the statistics above =b

Story wise, it’s an awesome book.. gory, but was not depicted as so in the movie.. of course they usually change bits here and there between book and movie, but I think there are some parts in the movie that changes some of the story a bit.. and by the look of the trailer for the 2nd movie, I could see some of the changes that the movie might have (like the dress Katnis wore to her interview which was a statement from her stylist).. out of the 3 books, I like the second one best, so let’s just hope the movie won’t be a total let down hehehehe the ending was a bit of a bummer though.. she didn't end up with the guy I want boohoo team Gale ftw!! Other than that, two thumbs up.. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with characters, despised some even.. Everything there is in a book that makes it a good read =b

I’m trying to finish up all the books I've yet to read, or at least the main one, like my Hercule Poirot collection, Sherlock Holmes volume 1 & 2, one book I bought recently.. and when that’s done, I just might (only might) finally get my hands on the Game of Thrones series.. the tv series are awesome and although series are longer than movies, I bet there are still some parts in the book that are omitted.. so I’m very looking forward to that.. definitely on top of my list of books to read =D ok sleepy, till next time..

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Another Example to Choose Happiness

Staying positive sometimes ain't that easy as it seems.. it does require a lot of hard work and patience.. i do consider myself a patient person (most of the time anyway).. i try not to get super mad at people and when i do, i try to cool off as soon as i can.. but sometimes i just can't help it.. taking the high way (btol ke term tu?) or as Shay would say, choosing happiness is done mostly in the head.. i can talk myself out of being mad or upset in my head, but i will still feel the anger or hate.. if u look at my face, muke still bengang la, kerut2, and nafas kluar asap? huhuhuh 

so where am i getting at this? i got this from my sister yesterday, while on the way back from work..

haihh br je semlm citer bout my num plate, so imagine the horror when i found out someone scratched my car and did nothing about it.. dlm hati dh start maki hamun huhuhuh and when i reached the station and saw my car, lagi bengang k.. it was too obvious to be a subtle scratch.. mmg sial la mamat yg buat tu.. lesen beli ke ape xreti drive tukar lane  *cries* i try not to dwell on it especially when it comes to material things, but i'm just disappointed with the attitude of some ppl who are ignorant and stupid enough to do something like this without feeling a bit remorse (or show it).. dh scratch my car pon scratch la, i don't expect u to pay pon.. but at least have the courtesy to get out of ur stupid car and apologies.. admit ur mistake.. aku bukan nk sgt duit ko pon babi..  huhuuh harsh but nk lepaskan geram =(  anyway, this is what the jerk did to my car...

i keep telling myself, it's just a car.. don't make a big deal out of it huhuhuh and so i'll just try.. will need to fix it up tho.. i can't even bare to even look at it (over k hehehehe) exactly 5 months to date i'll fully pay off my car loan and be debt free...

*** This too shall pass *** 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Spring Break - Part 2

Ok continuing from the previous post..


So that morning, woke up early (even though the night before dah warning jue, sruh off kan alarm die).. ok I admit, sy mmg bias.. tido hatten ke ape, semangat je bgn nk turun gi breakfast.. tp stay kt New York, sanggup lapar jap toss and turn on the bed.. sian ibu ngandung, patut I teman her to go down and have breakfast huhuhuh wan was nice enough to buy us breakfast (tp still ade gak org complain kuih xsedap?) ate, rest jap then got ready to head out.. our plan for the day? Gi JPO to see what the hype is about.. but before that, sempat gi cari makan mee rebus tulang.. at first I thought they were referring to mee rebus stulang yg jue keeps on mentioning.. skali mee rebus smp and ade tulang 3 ketul besar dlm tu.. ‘terkejun’ k hahaha didn’t eat much, wasn’t that hungry.. lepak jap then head off to JPO.. drove there and the place was very secluded.. it looked kinda like Harbour Town kt Gold Coast tu, ala2 outdoor mall? It’s supposed to be a high-end haven where things were cheaper but since shopping isn’t really my thing, I couldn’t really compare.. we walked about, they shopped a bit, we had ice cream (31% off for baskin robins ok hehehe), singgah starbucks tpt wan keje, walked a bit more..

Then we decided to venture off to Melaka.. tp… haihhh bende nk jadi kan.. on the way out of the parking lot, we saw this hello kitty car.. wan br je mention something like keta tu br2 ni kne pecah.. then suddenly he got a call from the others n he sounded a bit different,, then nani dh drive in front of me n I saw piki n kin looking at the back towards my car.. first thing that came in mind? Are my car lights broken?? Please noooo huhuhuh but skali tgk my whole num plate at the front went missing.. xperasan la plak bler kn (tgh driving or time parked).. I don’t like when things like that happen.. kin dh ckp my face nmpk sedih cm nk nangis hehehehe mmg dh nk nangis dah tu, tp try tahan *sob sob* over k nk nangis sbb plate tercabut  =b  but that’s my baby, cermin depan scratch sket pon dh nangis hari tu hahaha so anyway, wan called his friend and we went to this place to get a new one..15-20 mins later, everything was settled.. deep breath, get over it, let’s move on..

Wasn’t really sure what time it was by the time we got to Melaka.. got to kin’s place and rest first.. ptt plan nk gi jonker but hujan lebat la plak.. we bought tickets to watch fast & furious 6 which started at around 11:50pm or so (tunggu adi hbs keje).. before movie, nk gi cari mkn dlu.. indecisive where to eat plus some were closed huhuhuh my tummy started to riot against me.. usually my tummy hurts like that when I was about to sleep and the cure for it is to just sleep it off.. but that day I can’t really sleep it off and when we got to the place to eat, it actually hurts to swallow huhuhu anyway, done eating (or so) drove to dataran pahlawan for the movie.. I’m not a keen follower of the movie but it was kinda good (minus all unrealistic parts off course)..quick question, if ur bf found out that his ex-gf could still be alive (after thinking she was dead all these while) will u let him go and look for her? Off course it does form some sort of closure, but where do u stand when it turns out that she is still alive (as the case in the movie) do u expect him to find out the truth and be like “ok that’s it, we can move on now”.. or will u really just back out and let them be together? Hhmmm

Anyway, movie done, drove back home and sleep.. another day down, another one more to go..


Our last day together (well, technically).. the most peaceful vacation yg xde alarm jue weehoo.. erkk tp ade plak alarm nani oppa gangnam style ten ten ten (bunyi cm ade emergency).. sempat tgk Blue Valentine jap.. plan for today, jalan2 melaka.. lalu the infamous kuih keria haji jalil limbongan tp xbukak lagi.. melepas la jue nk mkn laksa heheheh drove off to the town and stop kt kedai that was closed yesterday.. makan asam pedas.. asam pedas paling sedap la kate nani.. but to me, off course mama nye lg sedap hehehe  =b  done eating, went to dataran pahlawan again..park kat hatten (still one of my fave hotels).. ermm nk roller blade ke? Hehehehe (nape la kite xnmpk incident pusing tiang tu?) piki wanted to try it out, so die gi main sorg.. the rest just jalan2 around there.. nani went and checked out some leather store and end up buying a bag.. then they went to Gulati’s cari kain utk baju raya (jauhnye mencari kan).. bwk piki mkn tutti frutti, tp flavor xbest sgt..

Then walked to errr some other mall (ok xingat name).. nk gi cari dumbbell utk piki n swimming cap utk baby.. walked there, singgah Popular jap.. good thing they had limited choices, helped to refrain myself from buying anything.. found piki’s dumbbell, 10kg each fuyyooo hehehe xbli swimming cap baby, cuz xbyk choice.. wasn’t sure what time it was, but decided to go to Jonker sbb the day before xsempat.. biggest mistake? Giving up the parking kt hatten and drove to jonker.. Saturday at Melaka, what do we expect.. mmg traffic gler (tu baru namenye jam k jue) and each parking lot we wanted to go to was full.. I hate traffic (who doesn’t right) and we were stuck there for a good 1 hour plus.. i started to get cranky.. driving, especially in that condition, really test my patience.. throw anything at me and most probably i can handle it.. throw me in a traffic jam plus with drivers same2 bengong, and i lose my temper huhuhu sian gak ade sorg tu kne tgk that side of me.. masalahnye 1 hour pusing2 kat situ gak huhuhuh finally gave up n decided to go back.. haihh blh plak tersalah jalan… seb baik it was a dead end and we just have to do a u turn..

Our dinner plan for that night involves pasar malam =) kuih keria and coconut shake dah tutup huhuh sian wan xdpt rase.. next time je la.. smp kt pasar malam, met up with the rest, bought some stuff then lepak kt keta kin jap while nani n piki jalan2 sane.. sian kat Labuan xde pasar malam kan hehehe harapkn bazaar ramadhan setahun sebulan tu je la.. dorg nk mkn sup gearbox tp tpt dlu tu tutup la plak (dh kate nasib org Labuan this time around a bit malang sket, sumer la nk tutup hehehe) so went back, picked up adi then went to another place for sup gearbox..mkn2 then went back home..

We calculated that we had to leave the house around 6am the next morning (their flight was at 9am) so they started packing that night.. watched football a bit, smbg blue valentine and some other movie n lepak2 je.. since it was my last night there, spent time main2 ngn meow.. probably the only cat to date that I love.. not a big fan of cats but the last time I was there, she was so quiet and I like cats that are quiet (reduce the amount of ‘jumping’ time on my behalf hehehe) so after mandi that night, main2 ngn meow jap who got really fat the last time I saw her.. adi gi main ngn kittens yg cute2 tu.. dh 2am, tired and went to sleep..


The day has arrive to bid farewell to my fellow friends *cries* short vacation, xpuas lepak2 ngn dorg.. woke up at about 5am I think, got ready and said our goodbyes to kin and adi.. I just realized that I don’t exactly know the way from Melaka to klia =b  but we went out the nilai exit the last time, so I put my money there heheheh managed to get there in 1 and half hours (fist pump).. skali klia pon blh jam? Haihh dropped them off then decided to eat mcd before they board.. so they went to check in and we went to look for parking.. parked and walked to their counter.. hhmmm jue ade bff baru la plak.. bangla pon bangla la kan hahahah apparently the line was cut off and jue ‘befriended’ some bangla sbb nk cut queue dpn dorg "is this domestic?" *applause* good job jue, keep it up hahahahah dropped their bags and went to mcd.. had little time to spare, ate a bit then they boarded *sob sob* till next time.. decided to drop wan off at his house instead of the train station since I wasn’t familiar with the way there.. dropped him off then drove back home.. tired and what else? Sleep zzzzzz..

Days come and go, and before we knew it, it was all over.. got home and miss them already =(  November here we come? Hopefully things turn out as planned.. I really wanna see her baby bump hehehe ‘New Zealand’ again before the real New Zealand? I’m all for it.. so that’s it.. my trip from Kl-Melaka-Johor-Singapore-Johor-Melaka-Kl  =b heheheh till next time.. big hugs and kisses.. love u all..

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Spring Break?

Sure we don't have spring break here in Malaysia.. but that doesn't stop me from having my short vacation with the besties.. took 3 days off last week (wed-fri) and continued till the weekend.. 

since i'm the master of procrastination, i only started packing that wednesday morning.. jue's flight was at 7:45am and should land around 10.05am.. my initial plan was to send izad to work (she starts at 9am) go fill the tank and straight away head off to the airport.. but in between packing and washing the dishes (terlebih rajin?), I didn’t get ready in time so sent Izad and went back home.. finished packing and was ready to head out, when mama asked to buy some breakfast for her.. no problem, singgah Mobil and got her some food.. by the time I left the house, it was almost 9:30am huhuhuh drove to the airport, just in time.. jue came with nani and piki (patut bawak baby skali huhuhu)

1st stop was Melaka..after exit simpang ampat, kin gave the directions to her house.. luckily xde belit2 sgt.. took us about 1 and a half hour to reach there from the airport, almost 12pm.. went to eat lunch around that area then went to her house.. got to see those little cute kittens.. but oren berbunyi bler nak maen ngn dorg huhuhu rest2 tgk tv..then br nak gerak gi johor.. before that, sempat gak cari tpt laksa tp tutup la plak.. sian ibu ngandung dr labuan, dr dlu ngidam xdpt2 hehehe last2 stop tpt cendol jap.. tp... hmm... cendol die... hmmm.. letak ice ketul? ade yek cendol cmtu? mkn ngn 'rojak' tauhu, tempe, pisang (all goreng) and mcm fish cake.. ok lah gak..

i think it was almost 4pm when we really left for JB.. long drive to JB, reached there about 6pm.. isi minyak then singgah this place for dinner.. in the meantime, kin n nani went to pick up wan from utm.. makan2 then made our way to New York Hotel.. got there, collected our USS tickets from bff baru jue, si biha tu, then checked in.. tired? Tido…

We had to reach Tune Hotel the next morning at 7:30 am (awal gler).. got ready, drove there, xsempat breakfast ape pon, and boarded the bus.. we were basically the last one to board the bus.. dlm bus plak, haihhh ade la gak ‘entertainment’.. mak cik pinky ni bising xhabis2..blh plak die ckp kuat n nonstop dlm bus tu.. kepoh la gak die nk handle org2 die.. this time around going through immigration was faster than my first trip to USS.. (read about it here, here, and here?)  kin and I jalan laju la gak the 1st time tu, blk2 tgk we were the 1st one on the bus hehehehe anyway, reached USS around 9:30am (give and take).. gates open at 10am so we had time to take pics jap.. queued for the entrance and wala, we’re in.. first stop? The Hollywood street.. the last time I was there, xsempat nk masuk Steven Spielberg’s Light, Camera, Action show.. ingat Mohsin citer je yg Khaizurran semangat tepuk tgk after steven cakap padahal blom start lg heheheh

next we went to the Transformer 4D ride.. haihh beratur 50 mins hokeyyy dah la lame, blh plak ade minah 2 ekor ni berdiri dekat2 nk line up.. my hands were on my hips and they were literally ‘touching’ my arm.. Have u not hear of personal space before?? Dh la kt immigration pon dpt gak makcik berdiri dekat2 time beratur hishhh xphm btol la... dh xtahan tu, I lari ke depan sket.. nani being the ‘hero’ stopped them from getting closer hahaha ok citer kt sini susah, u really have to be there, but mmg lawak gler la.. blh plak smp nani terpijak kaki dorg tu.. 1st time, senyap je? 2nd? Amma!!!! Hahahaha padan muke, next time, don’t stand so close k =b  transformers ride was the best.. last time gi, xde lg ride2 tu..

next, wan, nani n piki naik the huge roller-coaster tu.. me? Kate penakot.. the other 2? Ibu mengandung, xblh naik ride heheheh rsnye izad n yaya berani la we waited for them at the cafĂ© (air cond yeayy) that’s done, jalan2 and gi kat Lost World.. the boys went on the rapid.. xnk baju basah, sanggup bli raincoat hehehe they mentioned queue was 45mins, so we just waited for them while watching about a gazillion people taking picture with their heads in t-rex mouth hehehe ade sorg je pompuan yg tertonggek konon kene makan.. another kid plak, patahkan gigi t-rex tu.. makcik2 pon ade gak amek pic, gasak korg la kan.. just walked through section ala2 Egypt tu, dorg xnaik ride pon.. walked to the Far Far Away Land a.k.a Shrek.. then gi Madagascar, sempat nmpk I like to move it move it sket, then had lunch.. same set mcm last time gak..after lunch, naek boat ride cm budak2.. then sempat patah balik kt shrek and naik roller coaster and 4D ride tu.. blh plak kerusi rosak kn.. org laen gerak2 naik kuda, tibe2 kitorg static? Hikmah disebalik kejadian, the jerking was a bit too hard for expecting mothers..

at 4:30pm, there was a stunt show at Waterworld so we queued there (ramai gler org).. sian kin penat so she waited outside.. show ni sebijik mcm last time gak.. xkesah la kan.. before the show starts, the stunt actors splashed water to some of the audience.. xingat part mane yg lawak sgt, nani bleh gelak giler2 sampai berdiri hahahah adehh.. terus2 “I don’t know that guy”  =b the show was fun, got sprayed a bit huhuh walked out and cari kin.. since we didn’t want to go on any other rides, we decided to walk out and go to the Malaysian food street.. they ate a bit and while kin and I makan laksa, the rest went to hard rock jalan2 jap.. it was almost 7:30pm.. time to go back so we went down to the bus..

besides pinky, ade plak another family kepoh sket.. nk naek bus pon terlari2 nk potong org? haihhh the ride back was a little more quiter (although pinky still berbunyi).. xtahan kat immigration tu, line pjg sgt.. ok lah.. pastu they suddenly opened another counter, gengn pinky ni blh terlari2 nk gi sane smp tertolak kite.. perlu ke? Haa last2 kitorg menang lepas dlu gak.. hamek ko.. bukannye bus tu tinggalkn pon yg nk terkejar2 cepat tu.. xpaham ar some people ni.. maybe sbb die org johor kot? Hahahah dlm bus dah rasa lapar sket.. smp johor je, drove off to ayong mkn sotong kangkung n tauhu bakar.. yum2.. order kuey teow tp smp lmbt n xde selera nk mkn sgt dh..

done eating, singgah plak kt city center ade mcm pasar malam kt situ (xingat name tpt tu)..nani nk cari kasut.. hmmm dh mmg nasib org Labuan kot, smp sane baru jln dalam 5 mins, skali blh plak blackout huhuhu so we walked in the darkness, tgk2 barang sket..dh nk balik tu baru the lights came back on.. by that time dah penat la gak and started to get sleepy..when everything was settled, we drove back to the hotel..tired.. mandi then tido… 

malas nk post pics blh? xde amek byk pon..


This post seems too long.. will continue bout the rest of our break in the next post k.. till next time, bye…

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Avocado Salsa

*backdated post*

So my sister tried making this avocado salsa we saw from a HeyKayli video. Basically the ingredients are almost the same with quinoa salad we made previously with only a few switches here and there. I wanted to help chop the tomato but she wanted to do it, then I volunteered to cut the avocado but she wanted to do that too. So this whole meal was hers, full credit goes to her..

1 big onion
1 small (or 1/2 of a big) can of corn
1 small (or 1/2 of a big) can of red beans
some cilantro
cherry tomatoes (depending on how much you like tomatoes)
2 avocados (we used 1 but it wasn't enough)
Italian dressing
A bag of tortilla chips

Simple ingredients for a simple snack.. Basically just diced everything up, mix them together.. and top it off with some Italian dressing (just a little bit).. and we're done.. see, simple right? we take some tortilla chips and dip it in.. super yummehh hehehe bought some avocados yesterday, so might probably make some more this weekend.. otherwise i wouldn't know what to do with the avocados hehehe writing up a post on my other short vacation.. in the meantime, here's the pic of our 1st attempt..

yummy in my tummy