Green green paddy field

Green green paddy field

Friday, December 23, 2011

Gigi's Wedding

Gigi is our ex colleague who left KL and went back to Malacca, her hometown to practise. Along the way, to cut a story short- girl met guy, guy proposed, us in Malacca attending wedding dinner. :-)

Here are some pics of us attending her wedding dinner.

Cy and me...

Bride is in purple.
The other 3 girls went for a make up session recommended by Gigi, hair AND make up for RM45!!! Worth it or what!..

I really like this dress i had on - retro eh..

All of our entourage from KL.


In the meantime, also take the opportunity to wish all of you a very merry xmas and a grand new year!!!!!!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

happy anniversary!

This coming 18th will be our 1st wedding anniversary! Time does fly, like a falcon in search of a defenseless mouse (ie-very fast!!).

There were good times, there were bad times. In hope for better understanding and communication skills for the coming year, happy anniversary hubby!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Love from the USSR

Russian men have this special looks about them.. a bit aloof, a bit cold, a bit shrewd, a bit cunning, a lot of sexiness...hehe...

Specimens that yours truly find alluring will be :-

1) Marat Safin - a lot of talent, a lot of temper.

2) Yevgeny Kafelnikov - a bit boyish, boy-next-door type. (yes, i have a thing for Russian tennis players. No, not Maria coz she yells louder than me. Lol)

3) Putin - cold and it on!

4) Roman Abramovich - billionaire, nuff said.

Vodka cheers!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Okay, i've changed my blog's header of coz, what else, the Taj Mahal. But it looks grim and sorta eerie - thanks to my camera's dramatic effect. :-)

Because of the Taj, I got thinking of the Seven Wonders of the World..where the new ones are :-

picture courtesy of

1) Great Wall of China, China

Built between the 5th century B.C. and the 16th century, the Great Wall of China is a stone-and-earth fortification created to protect the borders of the Chinese Empire from invading Mongols. The Great Wall is actually a succession of multiple walls spanning approximately 4,000 miles, making it the world's longest manmade structure.

(I was supposed to be able to see 2 wonders of the world back to back -the Great wall and the Taj, but our Beijing tour was canceled and we headed to Taiwan instead)

2) Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Art Deco-style Christ the Redeemer statue has been looming over the Brazilians from upon Corcovado mountain in an awe-inspiring state of eternal blessing since 1931. The 130-foot reinforced concrete-and-soapstone statue was designed by Heitor da Silva Costa and cost approximately $250,000 to build - much of the money was raised through donations. The statue has become an easily recognized icon for Rio and Brazil.

(Brazil is just too far away...hate flying nowadays!)

3) Machu Picchu,Peru

Machu Picchu, an Incan city of sparkling granite precariously perched between 2 towering Andean peaks, is thought by scholars to have been a sacred archaeological center for the nearby Incan capital of Cusco. Built at the peak of the Incan Empire in the mid-1400s, this mountain citadel was later abandoned by the Incas. The site remained unknown except to locals until 1911, when it was rediscovered by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. The site can only be reached by foot, train or helicopter; most visitors visit by train from nearby Cusco.

(As above, if not for the flying, would definitely try to go)

4) Chichen ItzaYucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The genius and adaptability of Mayan culture can be seen in the splendid ruins of Chichen Itza. This powerful city, a trading center for cloth, slaves, honey and salt, flourished from approximately 800 to 1200, and acted as the political and economic hub of the Mayan civilization. The most familiar ruin at the site is El Caracol, a sophisticated astronomical observatory.

(no interest*shrug*)

5)The Roman Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Rome's, if not Italy's, most enduring icon is undoubtedly its Colosseum. Built between A.D. 70 and 80 A.D., it was in use for some 500 years. The elliptical structure sat nearly 50,000 spectators, who gathered to watch the gladiatorial events as well as other public spectacles, including battle reenactments, animal hunts and executions. Earthquakes and stone-robbers have left the Colosseum in a state of ruin, but portions of the structure remain open to tourists, and its design still influences the construction of modern-day amphitheaters, some 2,000 years later.

(Overrated......... didnt like it, visited during backpacking days circa 2000)

6) Taj Majal, Agra, India

A mausoleum commissioned for the wife of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the Taj Majal was built between 1632 and 1648. Considered the most perfect specimen of Muslim art in India, the white-marble Taj Majal actually represents a number of architectural styles, including Persian, Islamic, Turkish and Indian. The Taj Majal also encompasses formal gardens of raised pathways, sunken flower beds and a linear reflecting pool.

(Amazing....a must see!)

7)Petra, Jordan

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, Petra was the capital of the Nabataean empire of King Aretas IV, and likely existed in its prime from 9 B.C. to A.D. 40. The members of this civilization proved to be early experts in manipulating water technology, constructing intricate tunnels and water chambers, which helped create an pseudo-oasis. A number of incredible structures carved into stone, a 4,000-seat amphitheater and the El-Deir monastery have also helped the site earn its fame.

(Could be overrated as well? It could be glam coz of Indy and the Holy Grail? Hmm)

From the original list- WIki said the Giza Pyramid of Egypt, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, was granted an honorary site. This is a must see as well....Ppl i know who visited Egypt said its great..

And looking at the 13 finalists of the New Seven Wonders of the World, i'm going into boasting mode now...i've seen 4 of them!

1) The Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia,


2) the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France,


3) Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan,


4) Stonehenge, Amesbury, the UK..

(stones in a circle..hhehe..)

Uh hummm :-))

And the other finalists are :-

1)Acropolis, Athens, Greece;

2) Alhambra, Granada, Spain;

3) Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey;

4) Moai, Easter Island, Chile;

5) Red Square, Moscow, Russia;

6) Statue of Liberty, New York, USA;

7) Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia;

8) Timbuktu, Mali; and

9) Neuchwanstein, Germany.

Of the above, the one most likely i'll get to see will be the Statue of Liberty, as i'm hoping to visit my friend Ling in New York soon....But then again, its gonna take hourssss to get there...:-(

Monday, November 14, 2011

India 1

Okay, part 1 of India... By sequence it should be Taiwan first, but India is still fresh in mind, therefore the favoritism...

And the sequence of the pictures are all toggled..yeah, 4 years blogging and still getting the sequence wrong, smart i know :-P

So anyway, i reached Delhi around 10pm local time to be greeted by my good friend YEe, she flew in from Mumbai where she had been staying for a week doing wedding shopping with her friend from London. We then took a pre-paid taxi to our hotel in Nehru Place. U can see the hotel at the bottom of this post hahaa....

And on the second day, her colleague from London (who is from Delhi and taking a home break at the same time of our visit) and his brother and friend drove us around Delhi..

This is one of the chaat that we ordered during lunch.. basically its pastry in spices and local yoghurt...sourish and savourish (got such word ka?)..

That's YEe, Mishal, Akjay and Akil.

Elaborate golden wall decoration..

Us at Qutub Minar, one of the monuments in Delhi..

Half built tower in Qutub Minar.... sorry, no history coz we didnt get a guide, audio nor in person.

Okay, backtrack...this is the garden at our hotel, guests playing cricket, India's favourite game (not national game, which is hockey. Ha! I do know some trivia! :-D)

The hotel lobby's fountain...

Eros Hotel (used to be InterContinental) managed by Hilton. Its not new, but recently refurbished due to the takeover by Hilton. Service is kinda good, except when we first arrived, there was a garden wedding going on, so they were understaffed.

Me at buffet breakfast..wide selection of western and asian food. I was taking lots of Indian food on the first morning.

The view outside the room, the smog covering Delhi is there allll the time.. how sad, beautiful city but terrible air.

K, more next time. and at this rate, it will take maybe 100 posts before i can finish..oh well... :-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

happy 111111

Ok, i know u're already jealous of my Taiwan trip, but....i'm gonna make you even more jealous!! I just came back from India!!!! Had an amazing time there with my gd friend YEe from London.

Its cliche...but it is the most beautiful building in the world!! I havent seen the whole world, but having traveled to some 20 odd countries (lemme check my facebook app where one can show off the number of countries traveled) so far, it is the most beautiful thing i've seen...

With the sweetest YEe at the Red Fort, New Delhi.

More next post.....:-))))))))))))))

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jumbo Queen

Was having dinner with my buddy in Sungei Wang one evening and saw that there was a Jumbo Queen competition going on at the Concourse Area. Buddy asked why i didnt enter. :-( haha..

Everyone seemed to be having fun and the best part was that the contestants werent being all prim and proper like the normal beauty pagents that we are accustomed to..they were dancing and giggling and grooving along with the music, and they were loud!

These 2 girls on the right were among the prettiest, i think.

It was the semi final, i dont know if the final has already went on....

But, you all rock, big-boned chicks!! (uh humm very politically correct here!) :-)))

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday Yell out!

This is my new FB and MSN profile pic.. Cute not??? LOL

Fat rabbit...

Happy friday to all.....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Last nite in taiwan

Hello blogders! Greetings from Taiwan! Am currently in Taipei for the last nite before flying home Moro. So far Taiwan has given me a pretty gd impression, we were having fun somewhat until my sister fell ill, her gastric is back to bother her these few days. :-(. And my mum doesn't really like the snacks here, so it seems I'm the one who has been gobbling up everything. Although tonite, I am eating only this instant noodle. But don't pity me just yet! It's really gd for cup noodle standard! Comes with real beef! For NTD 350 I would it's a steal. :-p
Alright, bye for now.. See u all back in gd ol Kay El soon... Gd day...

Uhhhhh... Sorry, have not figured out how to upload pics from my phone yet... So no pic of my cup noodle..*dig hole n hide head*

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fashionotbly me..

Thot just wanna get some variance to the topics i blog about, and talk a bit bout fashion today. I do shop online sometimes, at my peak i get perhaps 6 pcs of clothing from online fashion blogs per month. Prices and qualities vary greatly from blog to blog..but i normally get those in the region of RM30-55.

My friend Pearly manages her own blogshop and real shop and she's the one who started me on online shopping, as her real shop is in East Malaysia and i cant visit it. Its easier that she's seen me before and knows my figure, so she's more like a personal shopper and will recommend me clothes. Click here if you'd like to see some of her items at sale. She's most friendly and helpful!

Lemme show you what i'm wearing today...

This dress (cardigan is model's own- since model has fat arms) is from Little White Crane. If i'm not mistaken, I bought it for around RM50 including postage a few months back. And here's a pic on their site, worn by (real) model.

Pic pulled from LWC, of coz.

Well, this is one of the nicer items i've bought online (excluding my fren's Pearly's items of coz, since she goes the extra mile for her customers and purchases from her are considered safebets compared with other blogs. haha. Pearly, can i have my commission now pls! :-)))

For a successful shopping trip online, the most basic requirement is to know your own vital stats, (actual, as in right now, NOT the make believe, after diet). While some other blogs just give very general description -like , fits sizes S-M. Some blogs give a comprehensive description of the pc of clothing- length, bust, waist and butt circumfrences, best fits sizes, and material. (for eg - for the pc i'm wearing - Length : 34" (86cm) Waist : up to 29" Hip: up to 37" (Fits UK6-UK10) ) I'm a size 10 currently, so yeah, i'm maxxing it out..hhaha..

And with other remarks such as "Remarks: Polka dot dual tone dress with hidden side zip and comes with a camel brown skinny belt (Quality cotton, soft and comfy) "

And a lot of times, its trial and error. I would say, perhaps 80% of the pcs bought are exactly like how i thought it would turn out, and fits nicely. Others unfortunate items i just pass along to skinner ppl (my sis-unfair!) who can just about wear anything. Since items are not expensive, and its gd fun (and blardy addictive!) shopping online, i dont exactly mind. And i betcha my sis isnt complaining too! :-) And for those blogs who is overpriced and underqualified (i mean bad quality larr), very simply, i just dont return..

As for customer service, 98% of the time, the sellers are efficient and friendly. There was only 1 blog which was rude to me and selling overpriced items too, so that's a buh bye.. (avoid Melody Fashion!)

Okay, showing you some other items that i've bought online..

This pair of shoes belong to Annie, we ordered a pair each from Milktee. This is a blog that i've been returning to, their items are not exp and quality is gd. Nice pictures and easy layout too!

And this is my pair, i have to say, Annie's pair looks much nicer.. and my pair is a tad too tight on me too, i've got very picky and blister-prone feet! :-((

Okay, thats all for now...Hope to have a fruitful shopping trip in Taiwan!!

I don't want to listen to the rhythm of the falling rain!

We're flying off on Thursday, but it seems Taipei is still experiencing showers and cloudy days.. :-(

Today's weather in Taipei is ....

Very cloudy28°C
E 6 m/s
31 mbar
12 km
UV sensibility:
2 Low
Dew Point:
Feels like Temp:
5.48 AM
5.32 PM
Day's Length:
11.43 hours

Thursday, October 6, 2011

sing part 1

You're gonna be so jealous when i tell you this.... I'm going on a trip again! Destination - TAIWAN! Ok, so its not Norway or Bhutan or Rio...but i'm going with my mom and sis, enough reason for celebration...having gained more wisdom (since i just turned uh humm 31 last week), i realised its not the places that count (yeah right) but its the company you keep. (now go awwwwww) hahah....

We were supposed to go to Beijing but our tour got canceled due to insufficient number of travellers, and since its too late to apply for a visa to China, we're heading to Taiwan instead. Leaving on the 13th, bought our air tics yesterday and bought our ground arrangement today.... With my mom in tow and us having the experience of a failed independent travel to Eastern Europe some years ago, its better to have the comfort and convenience of a guided tour. I know some ppl hate it, being herded up and down the bus like a brace of ducks (i googled collective nouns of ducks)..i'm too lazy to be doing independent travel nowadays..unless its with the right ppl (ie- my buddy who has the patience of a saint!) as i can be such a pain the arse while traveling...its true, the korean girl who witnessed my Jekyl and Hyde transformation the moment the train left Waterloo station can vouch for it! But as i said, with age and wisdom on my side, i'll conquer the Jekyl (or isit Hyde?) in me!

In the meantime, more pics from Singapore!

Marina Bay Sands, looks really special.. They're one of the 2 licensed casinos in Singapore, the other being the Genting group, which is from yours truly Malaysia. Went in both, very different ambience.
Pic taken during our river cruise.

Day visit to the inside of Marina Bay Sands, very upclass, here's the perennial tai tai favourite - Elll Veee...

And their window display.. despite my many references to elll veee, i dont own even one of their items and i'm not particularly crazy for one..its more like, ohh ell vee, how nice, and move on..i dont drool over their bags nor do i lust after louis.. having said that, don't think that i wouldnt want your old ellll veee bags should you decide that you've had enough fun with yours and would like to throw one my way...pls do!!

my reflection in one of the many glossy shiny slimming mirrors there ...

Okay, the next pic's supposed to come after this..but i'm lazy to here's the bottom part with water....

And the top part before water....

And here is my colleague with her husband who sang a very sweet song to her in the bus...awww....

Okay, abrupt end... hungry and need food..

Monday, October 3, 2011


Okay, am back from Singapore.. had a gd time, although i was late for 1 1/2 hours on departure morning and everyone had to wait for me.....sorrryyy!!!

So, just a few pics from the trip...

Waiting for our train to the Universal Studios station...

Hello Alex of Madagascar!

And errrr...woody woodpecker in drag??

okay...more pics in the next post!

Friday, September 23, 2011


I'm heading to Singapore for my birthday celebration next weekend!!

Ya, by default, actually hahaha. Coz it is actually my firm's trip and it so happen that we're heading there on my birthday. Well, time to change my blog's title. Anyway, I'm always wondering if it is 30 year old or 30 years old?? Grammatically challenged on this one.

Anyway anyway, we're gonna be staying in Hotel 81 in Geylang!! For the uninitiated (spelling check pls!), that is the red light district in Singapore and where the cheapest accomodation can be found. The type where you ask for their room rates they will tell you the hourly rates. We werent supposed to have any trip at all this year, so we're just thankful for anything.

The previous times my friends and i stayed in a hotel there, we heard a woman screaming and shrieking for a good (?) 10 mins or so. It was fake and very deliberate, if u ask me. Not that i'm any expert on that. hahaha..

And on another occasion, the hotel's alarm went off in the middle of the nite and an African man ran down the stairs in only his boxer and a briefcase. Turned out to be a faulty alarm and by the 3rd time or so, we just couldnt be bothered and continued sleeping. Ohh, i dont know what's in the briefcase, we wondered bout tat too. And i cant recall the color of his boxer too, in case u wanna ask. Anyway, very colorful area...wondering if some of my prim and proper colleagues can take all the excitement...

So, next weekend, off to Universal Studios Singapore.....yipppppeeee!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

PD my home

Got a scare when i browsed the online news portal this morning. Headline screamed "Fire at Esso refinery in Port Dickson"!

I'm a Port Dickson born and bred girl, spent my 17 years there (14 now and counting in KL, yelch!). It's a seaside town (awarded city status in 2009, but town sounds cozier and duh, there's a "town" in hometown. Really, i pity city folks without a proper hometown to call a hometown!) facing the Straits of Malacca..

Yes, we got the sea and beaches, but we also have a heavy concentration of oil refineries and a power station. From young, we've heard of the concerns that if there ever shall be any accident in one of the refineries/power station, the whole of PD will be a goner. poof..

So, you can understand my concern when i see the headline..

PORT DICKSON: A section of the Esso refinery here was damaged in a fire early Thursday morning.
It is learnt that the blaze started just past midnight and was put out by fire fighters about five hours later. No casualties have been reported.
Firefighters from here, Malacca, Sepang and Seremban were rushed to the refinery, which was recently in the news after it was acquired by the
Philippines' San Miguel Corp. The team from the nearby Shell refinery also helped put out the fire.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The refinery has been operating here since 1963 and handles some 90,000 barrels of oil per day.

And back in May, we made news again..

The Shell Refining Company Bhd said that the leak from about 35 barrels of residue fuel oil from its Port Dickson refinery into nearby monsoon drains over the weekend has been contained.
It said in a statement today that the fuel oil was found in monsoon drains along the stretch of Kampung Paya and Kampung Air Meleleh, adjacent to the refinery last Saturday.
“A round-the-clock clean-up operation commenced immediately and was completed late on Monday. The situation is now under control with all the fuel oil contained and recovered, and no impact expected on the surrounding areas.
Containment efforts ensured that the fuel was prevented from flowing into the Straits of Malacca,” the company said.
Shell Refining said upon discovering the leak, the refinery’s emergency response team together with Pimmag (Petroleum Industry Malaysia Mutual Aid Group) immediately commenced the clean-up involving 50 people.
Five booms were also installed to trap the sludge and excavators were deployed to clear the waterways.
Shell Refining said initial investigations by the refinery indicated that the source of the leak was from a line connected to the residue fuel oil storage tank.
The Department of Environment, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health and all other relevant authorities had also been informed.
Together with the authorities, the company said it was conducting a full investigation and would implement what it had learnt from the incident to prevent a recurrence.
- Bernama

Please, big oil corporations, you can share our land, do enjoy the beaches on ur free time too, while we thank you for the job opportunities and cheaper fuel price (1 sen!) BUT do take care of homes ya? Thxxx....

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hollywood shelf

okay, busybody Hollywood updates, all pics courtesy of yahoo, in case u think i'm so free to trawl through all Hollywood sites...

First up, Johnny boy here...i dono, he looks a bit different than normal, perhaps i've gotten too used to seeing him in Captain Sparrow's look.. Still, who can forget him in 21 Jump St right? Right???? Yes, i'm an 80s baby!

Second up- Bradley Coop looking a bit too orange here for my liking- but he speaks French!! There, proven that women will find just about any excuses to defend hot men... French hello! Oh Bradley, Oui to anything you want!!

Next! Hot man being taken off the shelf alert! Well, not that he was ever on MY shelf...

Ryan Gosling has been photographed hanging out in Disneyland with Eva mendes!! I've got nothing against Eva, except that she cant act (there: proven that women will always find faults with hot women) but Ryan in The Notebook- nuff said.

Another pic of this gorgeous couple---

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, September 2, 2011


Kompiah is a traditional Foochow food/snack. Its made from flour and with stuffings inside, like meat, vege, etc.

My friend Annie who married a Foochow and migrated(!) to Sarawak East Malaysia bought me some from Sibu previously. Nice.

Then recently we had a sojourn to my brother in law's hometown of Sungai Pelek which is predominantly FooChow also and we bought some kompiah for teatime. But this type is totally different from the ones from EM. This is more like 'chan bao'- bread with stuffings. But still nice nevertheless (let's chant now "The more i eat, the fatter i become. The fatter i become, the more i eat").

I started eating in the car! This one had vegetable fillings- mucha nicear!

I don't know why this pic turned out looking grossy with a wormy lookalike in the middle, but that is actually a shred of radish!

Well, tat's all, ta! Sorry boring post!