Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Watery Wednesday #54

My pick for this week is pictures taken by my nephew during his visit to the Orchid Garden in Kuala Lumpur, with his granny. Since I never shot splashy pictures like these, I thought they would look something different and refreshing...

From the point of view of a 15-yr-old teen..

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Eid ul-Fitr Celebration on Mellow Yellow Monday #36 & Ruby Tuesday

It's the 3rd day of Eid ul-fitr and I've been putting some weights already! With varieties of the exotic Malaysian cuisine, how can I resist! We had few traditional signature dishes served to guests, but this year's celebration had been more special to our guest as we flied to the capital of Sarawak, Kuching to get the original traditional Sarawak Layer Cake also known as 'Kek Lapis Sarawak'. We enjoyed serving to our guests the colourful vibrant cakes on this Hari Raya.

Be my guest..

I'm also writing this post as my participations to Mellow Yellow Monday and Ruby Tuesday. Thanks to Drowsey Monkey and Maryt for hosting these cool memes. Please click on the link or the badge to visit other mellow yellows or ruby entries around the world.

'Live each day the fullest you can, not guaranteeing there'll be a tomorrow, not dwelling endlessly on yesterday..' ~Jane Seymour~

To all, may tomorrow will be another great day to be cherished!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eid ul-fitr..

Just a short hi to everyone and thanks for visiting.
A very special thanks to Vicky at 'Beauty for Ashes' for your thought of dropping by and leaving some nice words.
Also to all Muslims who celebrate Eid ul-fitr, wishing you the auspicious occassion of Eid bring joy and peace to your heart and home!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Fill-In #140

1. I feel sleepy, as usual!!
2. Blogging is always fun.
3. Right now, I can hear these things: music on my player and the television.
4. It's Friday I'm glad there'll be 2 days break from office.
5. The last time I played Friday Fill-In was couple of months ago..
6. Hope everyone will have a lovely day this Labor day weekend.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watch movies, tomorrow my plans include reading, studying, movies again and Sunday, I want to bake, bake and bake!!

Happy Friday everyone & have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Watery Wednesday #51

On the pond...
Calm swimmers...

Ruby Tuesday - Hanging Origami Mobile

It is astounding how relaxing these origami mobiles are. Incredibly, they can be thousands of them, glance gently in the breeze, even in the slightest motion of air.

**Pictures taken at the Botanic Garden, Singapore.

It's my first time joining Ruby Tuesday. Bunch of thanks to Mary for hosting this great meme. To join, simply click on the logo below.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Few months break, thought my cuppies here would serve the eyes of you, wonderful readers. Had been wanting to bake and blog all this while, but time just didn't persist. I'd to put aside all the kitchen chores and the smell of fresh home-baked cakes on Sunday evenings for few moments.

These cuppies were baked on request of my sister, who always crave for my so-called 'tempting' couldn't resist cuppies.. Mmm.. that's what she said. She loves the sense of vanilla and buttery smell upon opening the box.

Guess it's the perfect time to continue my baking journey. I might stop for a while, but it never ends. That's the passage of life.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Manic Monday #180

Are you usually late, early or right on time?

Depends on the situation. Usually, I'm early, and occassionally, i'm right on time... I hold to this quote, 'the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese..'.

What would be harder for you, to tell someone you love them or to tell them that you do not love them back?

Once, I'd been loving someone for quite sometime. It was not that I had never tried to tell that somebody, but everytime when I wanted to tell him, there were butterflies in my stomach. Telling them the truth that I do not love them would be easier of course.
Which would you rather have: a high salary or job satisfaction?

If I were given options, I would rather have job satisfaction than a high salary. Job satisfaction is vital to fulfill everything. Be it in terms of monetary or other factors. A high salary would not guarantee one to get everything he dreams of. Today, he might be working real hard for that big pay, in future, he might need to work extra hard to accomplish his satisfaction.

Mellow Yellow Monday #33

After a long pause, I'm glad to share what my mom has grown in her beloved garden so far. As to match with my entry to the Yellow Mellow Monday, these pics were taken just a few weeks ago.

Happy Mellow Yellow Monday...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

'BTT - Gluttony'

Mariel suggested this week’s question (thanks Mariel!):
Book Gluttony! Are your eyes bigger than your book belly? Do you have a habit of buying up books far quicker than you could possibly read them? Have you had to curb your book buying habits until you can catch up with yourself? Or are you a controlled buyer, only purchasing books when you have run out of things to read?

Wow! This week's question seems to be 'tempting' enough!!! Only this early morning, I sat on the family hall with my cuppa coffee, staring at my neatly arranged books on the table. One of them is still covered with a plastic cover, while I've read few pages on the other two.. plus my current reading on my hand (it's halfly read, though!). And more inside my room.. Thoughts passed my mind... am I gonna make it?? Could time tell???

I have used to ask myself that kind of questions everytime I bring home new books. I just couldn't resist my desire. I love them and I never wanted to curb this greediness (grin). Even though I know I have a so-called 'to-be-read' pile a mile high, but it's weird getting out of the bookstore without buying something.. and the whole day would be empty, like I've skipped one of my routine! My nephew suggests me this, 'Don't enter the bookstore!'. Ok, sometimes I would just go away but then in few minutes time I would be inside the bookstore and you will find me with at least two books in my shopping bag walking out later on. :)

I'm a book-glutton... and this is a confession of a bookaholic..

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Music Monday #1 : Droplets

Hi.. it's my first time joining 'Music Monday' hosted by Lady Java. I actually came to this meme through Rosidah at 'Music of My Life'. Thanks mate for sharing and adding fun to my life!

I have quite number of favourite songs to share, but since this song has been very meaningful to me once, I'm presenting 'Droplets' by Colbie Caillat featuring Jason Reeves. Colbie Caillat also has been one of my favourite female singer these days.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be DELETED without prejudice.

'Getting started, again..'

Oh God! It's quite hard for me to find words to start this post. Month of April has proved rather busy for me. I was not able to make my usual posts so do memes, and most importantly was reading outstanding blogs that I've been following. To mention them, I'm sure it's gonna be a long list here. So maybe if you have the time to visit and say hello, I've listed them on the right side-bar of my page. Have a pleasant journey visiting those wonderful bloggers!

I hope it's not too late to wish a very 'Happy Mommy's Day' to wonderful moms all over the world. Many thanks to every mommy who has meant so much to the children in her life, hope you enjoyed your day whether with family or friends.

And to my one and only mommy, thanks for your love...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

If only my heart could speak...

From the bottom of my heart, thanks to all for stopping by.

This would be a very quick post of mine, to say 'thank you' to Bella at 'Bella Foxx's Life' and also Bella again at 'Bella is Reading...' for tagging me! Thanks!!! Your friendship would be kept fondly in my heart..

I haven't been posting for quite long but having to know my blogging friends were around, I feel so loved! As if only my heart could speak.. you would know how your accompany means so much to me!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's been a while...

Wanted to say hi to friends/visitors.. And a special 'hi' goes to Rosidah for being thoughtful.. (so kind & concern of you!!!) Bunch of thanks for the friendship.

I miss my blogging moment so much! Being a full-time banker with current workloads and study assignments have forced me to 'put aside' my blogging activities for a while. Addicted to 'blogging', it hurts!!

Anyway, I hope to start my postings soon. Perhaps I should learn to manage my time wisely enough. Dears, thanks for dropping by…

Warm wishes..

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour at 8.30pm Local Time, March 28th 2009

World's event is approaching just in few hours time. Let us together, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, location be united to contribute towards the 'Earth Hour'. Switch off your lights for just 60 minutes.

Let's show our unity and concern about the planet we loved! It's never too late to show you care. More details can be found at the 'Earth Hour'.

Have fun!

'Sisterhood Award'

Blogging sisters, awarding you this award. Happy blogging!!!

1. Renee at 'Circling My Head'
2. Rosidah at 'Music of My Life'
3. Staci at 'Life in the Thumb'
4. Anies at 'A Fraction of My Life'
5. RoseAnn at 'The Social Frog'
8. Sherrie at 'Just Books'

Bella at 'Bella is Reading' awarded me with this Sisterhood Award. I was touched deeply by her thought towards me. She's been a sweet wonderful friend in my blogging journey and her accompanies has never left me alone. That's what friends are for!!! Thanks dear Bella.

The rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Be sure to link your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link the person from whom you received your award.

Congrats and have a good day!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Manic Monday #160

Do you screen your phone calls?

Of course Y-E-S!!.. Unknown numbers surely wouldn't get me. I accept calls only from my phonebook. Sorry anonymous!!

When was the last time you lost your temper?

I can't remember, but all I did was silence...

When you're lost, do you ask for directions?

I plan my journeys. I don't really just grab my keys and head to unknown places. So definitely, I ask for directions if it happens that I couldn't picture the route... Provided that, I've searched through the net!

Have a great Monday everyone!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Holiday reminiscing...

Sorry I left clueless on my previous post of 'Watery Wednesday #27'. I never thought the shot I took from a room that I rented was quite inspiring for some people.
Back on the location, it was in Kudat, the northern tip of Sabah Division. I was here last year, with my family for a holiday trip as well as visiting immediate family. We stayed at the 'Kudat Golf & Marina Resort'. I remembered, the long journey through the picturesque scenery of villages and paddy fields, and the tranquility of unspoiled country charm finally brought us here.

The resort, Kudat Golf & Marina Resort

Our room was located in the middle of the building on the 2nd floor. I was standing at the jetty to shot this.

The Jetty and The Golf Course

This is a good justification why one should stay here, you gotta see both the park and sea views... which is very odd for most of the resorts in the world! (This is an unpaid promotional advertising, just my honest opinion)

Also being the Marina

and a place for peace and tranquility..

From the room.. which I wish, I was here, again...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Watery Wednesday #27

Wish I was here, again...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #10

May I proudly present to you from my mom's personal collection of orchids...

Looks like an insect but don't get fooled! ^-^
Happy Mellow Yellow Monday...