Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Food price increases
Hmmm...I'm really not surprised with the raised prices of food that we
have rite now. What I'm surprised at are those people that claimed that
they are surprised that the food prices have increased.
Come on lar, where had you lived in? A cave?
Since a few years ago......even if you live in a cave, surely you had
The heatwaves that had killed off thousands in Europe and China, the
Then, don't let me start about the biofuel. We planted these supposedly to
Since hurricane Katrina, the price of oil had started to increase. Now, it
Uh, don't forget that the human population is still on an exponential
I really thank my God, that our family now has a higher income. At least,
So, when you are having your meal, at least do spare a thought to the
Friday, April 25, 2008
Books and more books
Got me 6 books.
1 Dean Coontz, 2 StarWars, 1 Dune, 2 Sci-fi.
Started by reading the Dean Coontz, titled The Taking. And last night, I
One of his scariest book, it is a mix between The Fog by Stephen King and
For me, Dean Koontz stories are creepy coz he can portray Fear in its most
Stephen King are more people oriented. Read The Stand, and you will
Am very excited, next week start new project. Arghh!! baru teringat, my
Anyway, to all...have a nice weekend.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Am wearing my Tiffany bracelet for morale booster. Don't know why, maybe because I'm going into some new projects (both work wise and personal wise)
Too many things to do, too little time.....literally. People say work smart...well, I really tried too.
Very excited. And somehow a little intimidated.
As many knows, I am one of those girls that do not like changes in my life. Altho, usually someone need to hold my reins when I wanna try something new. Contradictory? Deng.
So, anyone wanna go parasailing?
Hehehe..seriously, I'm going to the BookXcess tonite. Hope I found some books there, since I have another month of active reading to do.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Earth Day and World's Book Day
Happy Earth's Day to all.
Our dear Gaia is already in dire trouble and it is us, the humble
Starting today (actually I started last new year), I would try my to :
So, what about you??
I found out about this new group, http://www.freecycle.org/. Will try to
Also, The Inconvenient Truth documentary is going to be aired tonite on
Btw, for book lovers, tomorrow is World's Book Day. Bookxcess is having a
Friday, April 18, 2008
An article taken from iVillage.
Emotional infidelity—deep, passionate connections between people who often
Hmmm...interesting...Emotional Cheater. I can easily named 5 names within
Many people did not even know that they are cheating, while others simply
Anyway, most of the guys do not consider their wife/gf is cheating if the
But most ladies consider Emotional Cheating as very important, some even
Yes, guys can be in love with multiple ladies at one time. But since
Based on this harebrained idea, I would fight for our(ladies) equality in
We want our own guy-friends too....the ones that we can go out to have
Thursday, April 17, 2008
For those that want to go to Bandung/Jakarta...I would highly recommend Kak Mawar's tour.
You can check her website below, tho it is not yet fully completed. So, bear with it for a while. (Ahem,ahem....cepat update Abang Man...;D )
Or, you can email her at the address below :
Or, you call her at.....aiyak, if u already have her hp number, just call la. If not, can even ask me. :)
Bukan apa, with her being so cute, tak pasal2 kang kena phone spam....mati gue kena kejor with her hunk of a husband. (Kaki Abang Man panjang....tak sempat nak larik, telinga gue dah kena tarik....aaAAAaaaAAAA)
Monday, April 14, 2008
Me, my mum and Hanum was on the ground level. Hanim was somewhere in an underground complex not far from us.....trying to get to us. We had already got the tsunami alert and everyone were trying to decide where to go for safety. I was trying endlessly to get Hanim on the phone to direct her to our place. Of course the line was jammed and only sometimes I can get her update.
The wave is coming and everyone were panicking. We had delayed our ascend to higher levels, waiting for Hanim. I was on the phone, shouting to give her an update on where to found us.
Me, "Hanim, kitorang kat flat yang sebelah tpt K anim penah pegi makan tuh" (Hanim, we are on the flat beside the place that you had previously gone to eat).
She was confirming where she was (on some stairs, fighting against some people that were trying to go to the ground level too)...when the phone went ominously silent. I tried to call her but to no avail.
Meanwhile, mum and Hanum had managed to get into the flat beside us. I was still wandering beside the building, trying to call Hanim and crying while doing it.
Then, mum said, "Hanim dah mati, dengan sakit dia..." (Hanim is dead, with her her conditions...)
I do understand. It is a miracle that she was still fighting to come to us. She had asthma, quite bad and with all these people around her, it is a miracle that she was still fighting to come to us. I could not move, my finders automatically dialing her phone....suddenly, I got a ring tone and someone answers her phone. But the sound is so small, I did not hear anything.
I shouted, giving her directions on where we are going. Wishing, hoping that it is her. That she is well.
Hanum shouted to me that we need to go up. I started to move towards my mum and Hanum.
Suddenly, I recognized the flat as the one that we lived in. I know the location of the stairs.
Our aim is to get to the highest level...then, we might be safe. We have to abandon Hanim, to save mum and Hanum. But, with the last transmission, I hope she can follow us....to safety. We had some time left.
Everyone is panicking, and the wave is coming...
Then, I woke up. Trembling. I could not sleep again until this morning.
Ok, no more Discovery channel. I was watching The Super Comet last night before going to sleep. I remembered having this kind of nightmares before. But, none are as vivid as this one.
I'm still shaking. My mood would be affected for at least a few days. All the pain of the decision to leave, and not knowing.
Dear God, if these calamity to befall humans, let it be not in my lifetime.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
For a lot of my friends that planning/going to go to Bandung and Jakarta.
Listed below are the places that I went to during my stay in Jakarta and
Since the tour was strictly for shopping, so the Tourist's Attraction
2) Grande - I love the Ace Hardware in Basement 2. The rest, the usual
3) Mangga 2 (ITC) - Something like Penang's Chowrasta or Petaling Street.
4) Glodok - A place for guys to check out antenna's for their radios,
5) Metro Tanah Abang - A wholesale kind of pasar. Many telekungs, t-
1) Heritage-Cascade - a whole road with factory outlets kind of houses.
2) A bit further down the road from Heritage is Kedai Barbe. It is a shop
3) Happening - A factory outlet that caters more to the branded jeans,
4) Rumah Diaz - Heaven for bags...wallets, handbags, tote to travelling
5) Rumah Mode/Mode Plus - Branded t-shirts, shirts and jeans. Also for
6) Pasar Baru - for tudung, telekong, baju kebaya sulam, kain batik, kain
Jakarta - Family Spa. Recommended by Hendry, our tourist guide. Got lulur
1) Salero Jumbo - Padang Restaurant. The tendon curry is very nice, but
2) Riung Sari - Kalau tak silap aku, Sundanese food. Yang pasti, sambal
1) Dapur Sangkuriang.
2) Kembang Pare - Sundanese food.
3) Restoran Sederhana Masakan Padang.
4) Kartika Sari - for the yummy kuih. Don't forget to buy some Brownies
5) Kat area Pasar Baru - try carik kedai jual Kacang Bandung. The
6) Also try the ice cream with durian and pulut. Available everywhere.
7) Don't forget to drink Avocado juice, here they call it Apokat juice.
1) Tangkuban Perahu - Volcano. Quite cold, very high but very picturisque
2) Strawberry Farm - on the way to Tangkuban Perahu. Of course, it is a
3) Punchak - Taman Safari. Got loads of animals in a safary kind of
1) For full bodied ladies like me, sakit hati masa pilih jeans. Most of
2) Guys with XL and above sized body, most of the shirts are for smaller
3) People that are on diet, careful since the food here are very tempting
4) People in their relationship, don't bring your gf/bf here. The arrays
Of course, this is my first
Bravo for Hendry, Bambang and Nandang. Brava for K Mawar.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Tend to agree with this blogger...we should not boicott the products made in/imported from Dutch. Tho, I would agree to have the Geert Wilders to be shot in the head. Hehehe. Just kidding...
Personally, I think he actively provoking the Muslims just to confirm that he is right. He assumes (incorrectly) that Islam promote violence. And he is doing all his might to poke us on the nose so that we jump and proves that he is right.
So, what should we do?
Shows that he is wrong, of course. Don't jump and act irrationally, instead think and act to show him and all the people that think like him, that Islam IS a peaceful religion.
Jihad is when you have no other option. Even our Prophet prefers to negotiate and discuss instead of jumping and howling at a tiniest provocation.
So, my brothers and sisters, could we show Mr Wilders that he is wrong?
Other than that, me not feeling well today. A bit of stomachache. Tho, my emotions are buoyed up when I got an email from my love. Ok la, will have to 'meet up' sometime later. Esok ada pilot episode Terminator, lusa la kot.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Lately, the weather has become quite extreme.
We get very hot and fiery mid days, and then stormy afternoons and nights.
And yet, people are still burning carbons and all manner of wastes. Do
A full resounding NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Blame it on Shadow Moon...still could not get the Shadow Star. Though dah
The Shadow War chronicles nih, ok laaaa. Tho could not imagine it being
Not a total bore when reading it, but remember Star Wars...the original
Malas aaa today....Dah la Heroes dah abis. Semalam tertido masa nak tgk
The race of man shall perish, but the eyes
Of trilobytes eternal in stone,
And seem to stare about in mild surprise
At changes greater than they have yet known.
- T.A. Conrad
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake,
excerp from Auguries of Innocence.