Friday, May 30, 2008

Randomly I told you

It seems like Jannah had tagged me again. That's fine Jannah. I will think of it as.... tagging is caring. LOL.

But she also make a special request (8 random facts about planning the ultimate wedding day?). Haha. I believed this request is being done to torment me . I kid.

The Rules :
1. Each blogger must post these rules first.
2. Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged, and to read your blog.


Fact 1:
Whenever anyone asked me on my preparation for my wedding... I feel an onslaught of a panic attack. I need to breathe deeply ... then I answered.

Fact 2:
I believe in a simple wedding. Simple food for consumption. A simple decoration. A simple dress. Basically it is just simple. A guy at a boutique kinda pissed me off when he disregard my request for a simple dress. He said "Saya memang respek la bride yang pakai lavish2 ni. Nanti kan ade guest yang lagi lebih dari pengantin, mesti pengantin menyesal". Erm.. I don't know. If I come to a wedding, my eyes is only for the lovely couple no matter how grand the guests looked.

Fact 3:
Its a fact well known that whatever the bride want, she rarely get after being offered suggestions and criticism from well meaning families, planners, friends and the whole legions of opinionated people.

Fact 4:
The many shades of white, pink and brown totally overcome me. I never realized how truly many type and shades of colors are there out in the world. I am afraid that my color combination would make the whole thing looked like a color blind set designer decorated Alice in Wonderland.

Fact 5:
I always, always get cold feet. There's a thousand questions running through my mind that I can't or afraid to answer.

Fact 6:
My wedding will be at 2 houses. The guests will 'makan-makan' at another house and the bride dais will be at another and will be separated by a drain and 2 fences. That doesn't make sense, does it. Let's just say... people are were perplexed when we used this 'concept' for my sisters' wedding.

Fact 7:
I hate photographs. Let me rephrase that. I hate photographs of me, meself, I. I feel like I look like a 'hag' :P . Which is why I try to look for the best photographer. Irregardless of the price. But still dread all those taking picture part.

Fact 8:
Everyday my feet are getting colder.



CHOOSE THE NEXT 8?
I don't feel like choosing the next 8. I was thinking to tag Shima to tell me what is her ultimate favorite fact about shoes, or Seri on the fact and fiction of dadih making, or Gohan on 8 fact on why you think Kame is so hot.

Oh you guys can still do that. By all means... treat the above paragraph as a tag request.

But I need to find something to warm my feet.


p/s: Have a happy weekend!

Edited: Oh Jannah... Haha. Tis is a simple post without pics. Seems a lot... but the thing is I couldn't dreg up any fact. As a lot of things are still TBD and YNS. (To Be Done & Yet Not Seen). Also I kinda get a panic attack typing this up and my feet are ice cold. So I looked into the post bit by bit.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thou art the moon


You are The Moon


Hope, expectation, Bright promises.


The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.


The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.



Surfed through here and there while making sure some of the systems are working correctly, and I came across this.

Am feeling a tad bit melancholy, so it seems like this blogthing seems to suit the whole atmosphere surrounding moi. At the moment.

Also am almost finishing up Good Omens. Tis is delicious. Almost finish on the tag too. Its not a whole lot. But I it takes a bit of time to think. Haha.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

It sounds like a good idea but...

I can give no reason as the above title is vague as hell.

Still awake. Fingers tapping in rythmn with Radiohead "Karma Police". My mind is in turmoil. The turmoil? Oh, dear blog. No question asked, no lies given.

Kinda disappointed on how the Season Finale of Greys turned out. I mean all these blogs and sites promised of this "Big Kiss". Gah! I saw it happening for all of the couple. I even kinda anticipated the kiss George have with Lexie. Though my imagination is more long drawn and more creative and in line with the Greys tradition... but hey! (and let's not get off track here) I did anticipated it. So nope, not surprise. Nor any of em is really big or make my insides all in knots... but the scene with Alex and Izzie is gut wrenching. And that scene... my insides goes all in knots. Tho I did anticipate that too.

What's the point of this post again? Oh. Yeah. Mind in turmoil and Radiohead cranked up high for my own personal emo time (That's how I deal with it.... so deal with it).

So Yoda. Yeah. Let's give this Indy 4 some review/thoughts.

Ohhh.. also a little warning : Spoiler line below..

8*******************************************************************************8

These line of thoughts was taking event last night at 10pm till midnight at MBO Galaxy.

Around 10.08ishpm:
Goody. It start. Ah.... desert in the middle of US. Ok. Maybe we'll get some Native American history-adventure.

Around 10.10ishpm:
*pieces of jigsaw rapidly locking into their places* Desert. Middle of US. Army Base. God damn it. We have an alien story in our hand. And ooohh.. Cate Blanchett looked weird.

Lost track of time by then:
Nuclear Blast? The fuck? A refrigerator? Double f..? *facein1palm* They could make it an underground basement. An underground nuclear shelter BASEMENT that was being used regularly (ok.. prolly only by fanatic idiots) in the 60s by terrified US citizens of Russians nuclear attack and could be used in this scene which will make me forgive the senselessness of this. But no. Some writers obviously got lazy and just make refrigerator fly away from the blast unharmed while bigger and heavier thing obviously got turned into dust. Any natural laws of physics, chemistry, nature or anything that is remotely sensible is now thrown out for 2 hours.

Half an hour through the movie I think:
Yes. We geddit. Aliens obviously build all those Mayan pyramids and created the Sun calendar.

Some more times passed through:
Ooohhh. Karen Allen. Looked surprisingly unchanged. Grin still infectious.Hmmmm... Wondered if she dyed her hair.

An hour or more flew away:
Watching scenes of Indy going through the old temple of the Mayans. Scenes of National Treasure 2 seems to flash by in my mind. Scenes of Indy groping Mayan statues. Scenes of National Treasure 2 flashed through again. Scenes of Indy. Scenes of National Treasure 2. Hmmm... Spielberg prolly didn't anticipate that National Treasure was going to go through this plot line too.

Somewhere 10 mins before the credits rolls:
Gah! Why need to have flying saucer one. Why! Why! I accepted the alien readily after swearing silently. I accepted the crystal moving skeleton without question. Why do you have to ruin it for me by making the flying saucer fly!

8*******************************************************************************8

I was thoroughly entertain. I treat it as a ride. And it is enjoyable and I wouldn't mind seeing it again FOC. But damn alien flying saucer thingies ruined the ending for me.

But Harrison Ford would always be the "Now, Then, Forever" for me.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Dils Version of E-News Update

Am still incredibly bum out on the cancellation of Moonlight. Sobs.

Just watched eps 10 of Reaper. Agreed. It is getting better.

Season Finale of Grey's looked promising. Nice to see a change of pace for that irritating Meredith is a wreck plotline.

Heard some of the songs from the new album "Narrow Stairs" by Death Cab for Cutie. Currently loving 'Bend to Squares". Still unsure on the album and the rest of the songs.

Watched a video of James McAvoy acceptance speech. I almost squeal out loud in the office like a little girl receiving pony for birthday hearing that lovely lilting Scot accent.

Which brought me to this amazing poster of Angelina Jolie for the movie Wanted. Can't wait for this movie. If anyone can convince me to have some lady love... Angelina Jolie would be it.


There is no decent poster of James McAvoy for Wanted. Gah! How can this be! So puny, one! I demand better view of him than that!


Wait... I still haven't watch The Other Boleyn Girl. Argh! (How that is relevant to James McAvoy is irrelevant)

Added: Had you seen Joss Whedon's new series Dollhouse trailer? It looks like it gonna rawks! Something like Alias + Dark Angel. Oh... but its gonna be hard to think Eliza Dushku as anyone else but Faith.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wicked enough

Finally, I had finish reading Wicked (The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of West) by Gregory Maguire.

Not the usual book cover, but the cover for the musical and also for my book. I do love this poster/cover, the way the lip curl upwards like a sardonic smile.


Love the first part(well the book had a lot of parts and chapters ).Well not exactly the first part. More like the early middle... the stories on how the Wicked Witch Elphaba and Galinda met at their university campus and how they become friends. I believe that is the only light part of the book (and maybe the only part of the book which I can pretty much relate to). I guess I like it because it have so much potentiality.

Afterwards... the stories got darker... and more twisted. It felt like a political uprising goes wrong. And I don't like Elphaba at all. She is perverse (even in her justification to make things right). But perhaps the author do not want to make Elphaba as misrepresented. More like to understand why she is so angry and for us to understand her reason for murder.

Oh dear. I can go on and on about this. The story is interesting even though at times its seems to feel like hints of the world current political situation and a tad bit preachy in a CS Lewis kinda way. However there a lot in the books I don't quite understand. Such as why does the Wizard gave the magic elixir, what exactly is the Grimmerie, what exactly does Doctor Dillamond studies, did the shoes came from the old Witch and if Galinda is really a powerful witch or merely a thoughtless one and what is Liir potentiality.. did he really speak to the carp?

A lot of the questions that plagued Elphaba and readers seems unanswered. Maybe the next answer will be in the next book?

I am not sure if I am a fan of his work. Am thinking of picking up "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" to see if I would continue reading.

Anyway, currently am reading Good Omens and I have a jolly good time reading all those 93 pages ( I am currently up to that particular page) so far.

Friday, May 16, 2008

There are some things that are better off only on the screens

One of em is being a mean bitch to another person.

We all love a good bitch. They translated deliciously on the screen and let's face it. We also secretly aspire to be one, like the girls in Mean Girls and Gossip Girl. Making clever snide hurtful remarks and dishing a good cold revenge served on a cold silver platter. However that prude called "conscience" always win.

I will admit I am kinda a bitch myself. I was sometimes part of the group, that made fun of that weird girl that won't shut up about how awesome things are. I used to tell myself that I let a certain 'fight' happened between 2 girls because I accidentally let a certain information slipped. However if I looked hard into myself, I know that it is just because I hated that girl and just like to see 'fireworks' happened for my own enjoyment. I knew perfectly well of the consequences. Ooohh I was a spiteful little thing.

But as I grew older, I like to think that I learned better. I am appropriately ashamed if I think about my behavior then. And I felt bad for some of the girls that I openly mocked of. I am still spiteful at times, but conscience or politeness or whatever positive hindrance it might be, made me bite my tongue. At times.

And I believe that is what most adults and especially mothers should know and learned. That we as teenagers are bratty. Emotional. Could not care a tuppence of others except own leisure. But we should know better right, when we grew up? When life experiences and karma had teaches us a lesson or two. That when we grew up, the basic line of right and wrong should be at least clear.

But I guess not all people benefit from adulthood. So when I learned of the Megan Meier case, I was horrified. I followed the Megan Meier case with interest few weeks/months back and now that the mother is being indicted it would be interesting (to say the least) on how legal laws are going to approach bullying in the WWW.

Those who are not familiar with the case, the summary is that a mother was impersonating as a 16 yr old boy to chat up a 13 yr old girl (Megan) in MySpace just so she could know what Megan was talking about her daughter. Basically what she did was built Megan hopes up and then sending it crashing down by sending cruel messages which led the depressed and suicidal girl to hang herself.

There are some disputes that she may not write the nasty comment but at one point or the other she was involved. And the thought that an adult think that it is fine to impersonate someone else to get information from a 13 year old girl... it seems petty, hurtful, childish and immature. Even when I was 14, I balked at such ideas.

Clearly common sense is not exercised by all human.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Who's Saved...

I am that lazy in updating. This is the 3rd time that I opened my blogger thingies and came up with nada.

So as usual... Random Rambling y'all!

Even my random ramblings seems to me ... quite hard to type. Thanks to Celes/Soraya I am now well aware that P Ramlee the Musical is now on. Yeay!

So girls.. (you know who you are). I am single next month (I think) ... so mari-mari lah dating2 tengok musical. I think it had been so long since I saw a stage play/musical. I am running out of things to write criticize about in this blog.

I am currently listening in to Blake Lively interview. I love Gossip Girl. It is such a pleasure! And I am not guilty about it. And am so excited that Blake Lively and Penn Bandgley are an off screen couple too (even though they bored me to death on screen. But they are cutes sometimes... have to give em that. Especially the eps Hi, Society)

What I am bummed about is my favorite guilty pleasure Moonlight is getting the axe. NoOOOoooOOOOooOOOOoo!!!!! I love that show. It is ... well.. there's no word to describe it. I am now soooo looking into True Blood (I am not sure if the name is correct) to get my vampires show fix. Though I am confused if that show had been broadcasted or not.

Am also bummed that Women Murder Club and Aliens in America are not getting renewed. But I did expected it. The WMC's was done somewhat badly in the first few episodes (and turned many people off.. but I did love it afterwards) and Aliens in America just could not find the right viewers. It is a very funny and intelligent little show that many would not appreciate. Was afraid that Miss/Guided would get the same treatment. But it had been renewed! Yeay! Very cute show. Love it.

I am expecting Cashmere Mafia to follow suit in saying adieu. Though I have to say... I love Cashmere Mafia more than Lipstick Jungle. It is a light airy show. Ridiculous at times but don't take itself too seriously. Lipstick Jungle at times rankled me. I love the characters in Cashmere Mafia... oh... but I am not holding any hope.

Ooohh... ok. My thoughts somehow end here.

p/s: I have no idea what's the hell wrong with my code lorrr.... Shit. (Work stuffs, not blog template code)


Update: It seems Miss/Guided also is gone. ARGHHHHHHHH!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Onslaught

During the weekend, I was seized by a sudden attack to clean up my room. (Actually the girls were coming and the house is in a mess) Hahaha.

So from just wanting to bare-sweep the whole necessary surface and putting back a heaped piles of clothes into a respectable pile, it turned to upturning furnitures and moving boxes, stuffed lambs and bears and books and the many many bags out of the room to attack the dust bunnies. I am so buying surgical masks next time I am seize with this rare spring cleaning bout.

Anyway.. the spring cleaning is not that complete. As I am continuously distracted by many lost and found items in my rooms.(There are loads of thing that need to be buang and bills and important documents need to be labeled and simpan correctly which I simply got too malas after all that cleaning up ceased. And the house is still in a mess as I simply did not have time and of course too lazy to continue the bout of cleaning everywhere else). Seems like I have a lot of ... things. Am well aware that I am a garbage collector. I still have some of the tickets wayang from 5 years back and rifling things to put aside, I came across my old perfume. The GAP Blue 655. It still have some of its perfume left.

I couldn't snap the old bottle pic. It came up unclear when I snap. This is the best I could find. Maybe if I get a clear pic, I will put that up.


God. How I love that perfume. People used to comment on how awesome it smell... and I totally agree. It is my favorite and I used it sparingly (a.k.a hot dates .. well of course the occasional get together) since GAP had discontinued that line (or producing perfume itself? ). I bought it years back when I was at UK, and I couldn't find it anywhere at Malaysia. I also could not find any other perfume that can rival my absolute love of the smell of this perfume. CK Euphoria Blossom does come close though. But not quite there yet.

I sprayed some of its liquid mist on my wrist and continue to work. After 6 - 7 years, the perfume still smell as awesome as it does. And as I continue to resume attacking the dust bunnies, onslaught of memories of UTP days came on full attack as well. Nothing triggers memories faster than a whiff of a forgotten smell I say.

I remembered my old room back at Village 4 with its vivid color of yellow and blue, the room at the highest floor right at the corner mengadap the field and the old block of USM resident dorms building. I remembered the bi-weekly cleaning up of the room ... getting rid of the "serangga hijau" that sting like a bitch when it bites, off my table. I remembered sitting on a bed facing my laptop while snuggling my blanket and pillows typing away at my old laptop, smiling, replying to whatever nonsense that we are chatting about in the MiRC. I remembered getting ready for a night out for mewayang session with the girls and the guys. I remembered sitting in a car going out for dinner, and the guy remarked that my perfume smell great.

Oh, that small bottle of a perfume. How you are possessed with memories past.


p/s: If anyone know where I can get this perfume.... locally... do tell.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Girls Weekend Out + 1 Bodyguard

Whoa!

I felt like it had been a long time since I keep this updated. So I am back. After a not so long holiday and a busy week at the office.

I am still busy. Ni tengah sembunyi2 tulis blog ni.

Went to K. Terengganu the last weekend with the usual girls. The bodyguard ituh adalah husband Sheema yang datang from Kelantan to join us at Terengganu. The plan was for shopping and suntanning. Yeah right. *snickers* Like I am going to tan myself. Nope. The plan was for berendam di dalam air macam badak.

But it was a joyous weekend all around, because for the first time, sampai jugak di rumah Lini after planning it years after years. Now let me list the thing we did, pick it off from my head.

Shopping
We went shopping. (Duh!) That is actually one of the main reason mahu ke Terengganu. I bought songket(s) and a little something for the family and family-to-be. Also keropok ikan parang mesti jua in the must buy list as been reminded by my mom again and again. The others, well... I don't really keep track the things I bought, need I keep track on what others shop?

Eating (Every trip will not be complete without at least 1 sumptuous meal thrown in)
The seafood was delish and cheap. Gosh. I don't care if its subpar as long as its cheap. Jangan ikan itu rentung sudah la. Not a picky eater here.

Island visit
Went to Pulau Kapas for a day trip. Most of us are broke for various reason. Therefore day trip is the best for us as we are staying at Lini's house.

The cost around 45rm per head for the boat trip and snorkelling. Went to Kapas Island by speedboat.



A much better transport for me yang cepak 'mabuk'. Not bad. Beautiful sand and a much more beautiful water. The water was clear, emerald green loveliness and the sand is well.. sandy la kan. (Apekah perlu aku gush pasal pasir jua?)

I didn't take the snorkelling thingies, but I did try it out and I guess you are right Seri. It is fun to see all those fishes and I guess with the right underwater visibility, it is quite ok. As long as the fishies stay the hell away from me.

Didn't get enough time to really 'berendam' in the water like a dead log, but I finally get to kayak after several years of wanting to grip the paddle again. More than satisfied, as I realized that I am not as fit as before and after 20 mins in the water I then just remembered the usual skills to quickly navigate the canoe. Tsk. Tangan and badan adalah sangat perit afterwards. My muscle are obviously screaming from disuse.

What can I say more? It was great. I manage to buy the thing I want. I manage to canoe and berendam. I didn't even get sunburn. Semestinye lah kan after menepek a vastful amount of sunscreen and whateverumaycallit to all exposed skin. *skin cancer is a serious thing, ehem*

I did however get a little tan and it is to be expected. And I kinda like the slight tan look. Huhu.

So that's my catitan for the day. Sebelum saya berundur, saya ingin mengakhirkan post ini dengan gambar saya yang tak brape clear di pantai yg nikmat.

I look mighty short! And dumpy! Gah!



Sekian, Terima Kasih.


p/s 1 : I hope I still would not need to remind readers that my posts are usually severely lacking of pics due to me not having any camera and sometimes camera phone is just not suffice. Also the gamba provided above is all from Shima very nice and effective camera. Heehe. Aku cilok ye shima, and kali ni aku tak letak gambau2 yg tidak snonoh :P


p/s 2: Gamba clear hanya dishare bersama org tertentu sahaja. Heeee

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p/s 3: Thanks lini, kerna sudi kasik kami crash di rumah anda and membawa kami yang banyak songeh ni berjalan merata2 .

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