Thursday, October 27, 2011

my happiest moment..

this is my happiest moment with my dancemates
I took some time choosing which picture would represent the happiest moment of my life. The picture above came to mind after some thinking. It was taken somewhere in 2008. It was during my university years and you know how they say 'enjoy your studying times. It is the best time of your life'. I enjoy my course but not crazily passionate about it. I was halfway through my undergraduate years when I realized that I had been in autopilot mode for a long time. Day in-day out, I repeat the same routine, over and over and over..again... Ugh! Boring!! I was definitely not having a joy ride! 

        On top of that I was going through a rough time in my life. I was really beaten up and down for some time. Until one day, I felt like I had enough already!! I was at the library when I made the decision. I caught sight of the book entitled "Being happy" by Andrew Matthews and I picked that book and finished it on the way home in the bus. It was the turning point of my life. I started to feel responsible about my life again and it all became clearer to me. I have been a zombie all this while. Unknowingly; going with the flow; without a sense of purpose. I devoured more self help book and decided to switch off the autopilot mode and captain my own plane.
Our first dance performance together..Shakalaka baby
        I saw this group dancing modern indian dance on stage one day. And, I thought to myself. Man, they look so cool...I want to share the same stage with them... And, so happen a short while after that they were looking for new dancers in their group. From underneath my coconut shell that I have been hiding, I took a risk, thicken my face and went for the dance group tryout. Before this, I have really loved dancing and have been dancing secretly in my room because I was too shy to dance in front of anyone else. They have been the 'best-est' mates I had. I really enjoyed being part of the group. They accepted me for who I am. We practiced till we got it right. Performed. Entered competition and practically took home 90% of the prizes. Winning is a bonus. But my happiest moment is, being part of the dance crew and sharing the stage with them. That, money can't buy. And, every time I look back at those pictures of how all of us from different background and race (Chinese, Indian, Malay, Kadazan, Iban, 1Malaysia weh..) got together and performed together, I can't help but smile. :)

Behind the scene, touch up
Behind the scene, laughing nervously
Friends who came to support
the whole dance crew
Okay, a lot of pictures are of bad quality. But I feel happy when I see them. Had to edit a bit to make them look nicer but still.....I'm a noob when it comes to photo editing. :( But with the Olympus PEN mini, I wouldn't have to anymore. I read bout it at Cheesie or you could try to enter a competition by Olympus!!
Here's what you stand to win:
1st prize – Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Kit
2nd Prize – Olympus PEN mini E-PM1 Kit
3rd – 5th Prize – Olympus PEN Leather carry-all bag

Find out more about the competition here: Nuffnang

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Went to ikea today...

And the display rooms were so pretty!!! 
people actually live in rooms like that..but me?? I live in a mess!! (soon to be a thing in the past) 
It's all due to bad habits..
I will begin developing good habits starting now. 

I want to surrounded by the pretties! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Duang Jai Akkanee (Akkanee's Sweetheart)

Duang Jai Akkanee is the second installment of the 4 Hearts of the Mountains (4 Hua Jai Haeng Khun Khao) tetralogy based on the novels from the same name. The series revolves around a set of quadruplet namely : Nam (Water), Fai (meaning Fire played by Nadech Kigumiya), Lom  and Din (earth/wind, I can't remember which).

Fai, Nam, their mom, Din, Lom: suma pun comel2!!

4 Hua Jai Haeng Khun Khao
 Synopsis: Boy and girl hatess each other. In the end, falls in love with each other. Family hate each other. Boy and girl sad-sad. Boy and girl then goes through lotsa obstacles.Both family gave consent. Boy and girl get married (at a real young age). Along the way, do expect to laugh your ass off and be at awe at the beauty of the casts. For girls, be ready to melt to the cheesiness and corniness of the hero.

Yaya and Barry, such sweetness..a hot couple!! source: soompi
Both Yaya and Barry are newbies that shoot to international fame with this lakorn. A lot of fans are comparing their chemistry to those of Ann-Ken. I love their chemistry. Although, I must say that Yaya's acting is kinda stiff (she is new and young) so it's kinda unfair to compare her to Ann (who literally made me tear up in her lakorns). But during the first episode when I saw Yaya, I was like, is this how angels look like? How can anyone be so pretty?? She definitely made me queer for a moment..hehe...

Even a girl could have nosebleed!! *wipes own nose* source: soompi
The supporting cast made me laugh out loud alone so many times!! The way the brothers (hottie Lom and Din) teases Fai, the smart mouth farm worker,the flamboyant katoey P'NooTor and the blossoming love between two opposite characters Khun Preuk and Khun Milk. Pure comedy.
comel-comel semua castnya source: soompi

 Seriously, when watching this lakorn, I fell further in love with thai lakorn. This is my 2nd lakorn after SootSanaeha and I was like...I can't believe it could get any better.. The story is a happy ending Romeo-Juliet story. It's a heart warming, tummy-tinggling, sure-to-make-you-giggle-like-a-lovesick-teenager lakorn It's dripping with cliches. Truth is, who care's if its all cliche?? I buy it. The only other downside about this lakorn would be that, it is too SHORT!!

complete eng sub lakorn: 

Verdict: love it! 8.5/10 (lebih sikit from SootSanaeha)


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I learn a lot about myself in a day.

I met your parents today. Your mom is really pretty. She is smiling and looked at me with friendly eyes. I feel that she is sincere. Your dad is standing straight. Signs of aging have shown but he is holding his composure as hard as he is holding his passing youth. Perhaps, he is still young at heart but like I said, signs of aging is showing. I can see where you get your good looks from.From your mom. I can see where you got your sweet tongue from. From your dad. I am sure.
    I tried to make small talk but it sounded so awkward. We tried to read each others body language but it was so stiff, all we read was discomfort. I feel a wall creeping over my facade. I want to run. What if we don't make it? I am not ready. Looking at your family. And the absence of mine a year ago, I can't help but feel how different our lives are. I will go into yours. It seemed like what I wanted. But I am scared. I am not too strong and this is how I protect myself. Will you understand, I am unable to open up so easily.
     It's already difficult like this and we have other obstacles too. Will we make it? I don't have the answers. I can't read mind or the future. I know you'll say I think too much. But that's what I saw when I look at your parents. Our possibilities and I am scared. Shit.

Dearest God, please give me the strength, guidance and wisdom.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

If I wan't to change my life.......

I have to change myself first.

Of blurry pictures

My camera is a Samsung L100. It was one of the cheaper camera when i bought it. The quality sucked badly. The shake-resistant mode takes too long time processing. Pictures are always blurry without flash. And the colour! Not vibrant enough compared to other brands. Thus, I have to make use of whatever I have by editing!! Blurry pictures or not, here I come!

9.10.11 Ili's wedding, our matchmaker :)

I do have a dream, Don't we all? We just have to live it. Amen.
(edited using Meituxiuxiu..I love this software much!)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

pretty girls

So many, many, many..oh, wait..much..pretty girls in this world!

cheri tomats

My cherry tomatoes has sprouted!! (yayy!!) I have already re-potted them to a bigger pot. Grow2!!  And give me more chewi tomats!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tongue In Chic X John Galliano


Above was my submission for Tongue In Chic X John Galliano competition. We were suppose to style ourselves like Taylor Momsen, John Galliano's new muse for his latest fragrance Parlez-Moi D'Amour. I hope I did justice to Taylor Momsen. She is one unique girl. I love how imperfect I should look, how absurd the matching was, how over the top and how I-couldn't-care-less.

En.Nanas the photographer. TQ lep2!
 I'm really glad that I won the consolation prize for the competition. :) I enjoyed the whole creative process involved in the photo shoot and being rewarded with the perfume is an added yummy bonus. It feels awesome to be rewarded for doing the stuff that you love. It's like love attract more love. I am going to do more of this!

Yoyot and his couldn't-care-less attitude..d~uhh~
Easily earning a life by doing the things I love. Amen.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New layout

I'm loving it~

DiY: newspaper seedling pots

There are many, many things that I wish to do that I did not. The time is not perfect, I have not enough this/that and the list goes on. One of the stuff that i have always wanted to do is gardening. My dream is to own a landed property with a nice garden to it. I want to have an open kitchen and a herb/vege garden next to it. I want to be self-sustainable!!! And now that I'm living in an apartment I thought, I'll have to wait. But the waiting is over as one day I saw a quote somewhere, it said, be the person you want to be today!! It got me thinking. What am I waiting for?? For a landed property? When would that come? 10 years from now? So, I stopped making excuses and started planting. It's just the beginning, but I am enjoying every minute of it.
I tasted a super sweet cherry tomato the other day I thought, I can plant this! I harvested the seeds and got started with stuffs already available in my apartment. The germinating bed is a polystyrene food tray. Once I see those tiny roots jutting out i transfer them to my homemade newspaper seedling pots.
Grow!! Grow!!

DIY Newspaper seedling pots

We are making these!!

The equipments
It's a pretty no-brainer actually. You need something tubular as a mould for your pots (vitamin bottle and foundation bottle on top). Just cut the paper length wise and wrap it around your mould. I glued the bottom with the stick glue. Trim according to the size that you want. I found how to make them online on the instructables. Do go to the link if you still don't understand how to do it.

Fill soil in!! And put in your seedlings!
Made the signboards with toothpicks and magic colour.
Yoyot the mad hatter!

Another plant. My daun cekur (aka sand ginger) is growing well. :)