Sunday, July 29, 2007

Invisible Target 男兒本色 (2007)

Invisible Target

WuJing n Andy again in this movie, like in any other movie, did not fail their audiences. they have this charismatic aura around them. they punch n kill with a straight face !! with speed and intensity. *drools* this is one of the movie that the villains outshine the heroes easily. Nicholas n Shawn are no new-comers in action movies. whereby Jaycee is in his forth movie, playing the wimpiest of the lot. yet when i compare the 3, i found Jaycee the most believing. Nicholas n Shawn are .. well, trying a little to hard on being the "cool" cops. therefore pretty much distracted from the good cop thingy. surprisingly, Jaycee was what kept them on-track.


when i was asked what is my dream, my aim in life. i was stunned. i didn't know what to answer. should it be personal desire? or should it be based on the society or country? ..

slowly, an image surfaced in my mind .. i want to build a family. a warm, loving, close-relationship family. that we shall share nothing other than everything !! the thought enlightens me, overwhelms me. giving me the thrill. yes, this is my aim, my dream. it may not be my only aim in life, but it is far most what i see important for now.

in my current family, we basically mind our own business. we only gathered during dinner or special occasions/outings. this happens maybe because we are a small family. used to be 4 members, now 3 after my sister got married. us children barely got involved in the "adult's" activities. which makes us strangers when incidents occur.

i despise the older generation saying, which sounds "children don't need to know too much". no, but what is family without involvement? what is family without sharing the happiness as well as difficulties?

Causeway Bay Hong Kong Restaurant 铜锣湾香港茶餐厅


the Causeway Bay Hong Kong Restaurant (铜锣湾香港茶餐厅) is located in Crown Square, near Pending area, Kuching. there is a similar restaurant in KL. idea taken from Hong Kong's famous Causeway Bay (铜锣湾) - a famous shopping district in Hong Kong.

all these food come in set. set lunch that includes a bowl of soup and a drink, which are not choosable. i would prefer their separate ordered rice that i tried before, as these 3 lunch sets were not as tasty. but being separate orders, it will of course be more expensive.



have someone to lean on ?? some one to depend on ?? this fellow surely does .. :)
note: pay attention to their tails !! *cuddles*

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

this episode seemed more like an introduction to the next episode to me. an introduction before the story started focusing on the Dark Lord - Voldemort. i heard tones of complaints n discouragements when i mentioned about watching the movie. these complaints are "there are too much talking", "there are too few actions" .. but from these "too much talking", i find the story become clearer for me. the reasons behind many happenings. Albus Dumbledore once said to Harry while Harry was being tortured by Voldemort in his mind "Harry... it's not how you are alike (with Voldemort). It's how you are not ..." suddenly give things another direction. since the beginning of the movie, Harry had been afraid of how n why he has a connection with Voldemort. from time to time, he felt alone or doesn't want to involve his friends into fighting Voldemort. it took quite many turns before he finally realized that he is not alone. i find Snape pretty adorable in this movie. he had always been suspected to be the "bad guy" in previous episodes. but clearly not in this, he was too innocent. haha. i was surprised that James Potter (Harry's father) was a bully while he was Hogwarts. Snape was one of his victims. n that's actually the main reason why Snape dislike Harry as shown in previous episodes. i also find Voldemort wearing a suit hilarious. he was suppose to be the "magician" that wears a robe/cloak?

Friday, July 27, 2007



an adorable cake bought by my mum, on my birthday. it has been a while that i ate a "kid's" cake. haha.

but again, it is the person who bought the cake that matters. i didn't mind a small cake, she knew i love cats. getting me a cat in Japanese style - the Maneki Neko (招き猫) - is a Plus.

i ate quite a few round of cakes this birthday. once during a small birthday party organized among close friends (oreo n cocoa), once with devil (strawberry), n once with mum (fresh cream).

i have my mood with sweet things, sometimes i dislike them, sometimes i yearn for them. the mood while eating them with friends, with devil, n with my mum makes it even sweeter than it is.

well, definitely enough sweetness to last for quite a while ..

Personality Test

the Pig Personality Test was kinda fun n helps to analyze u at the same time. :) attached are the results of me n some of my friends ..


Thursday, July 26, 2007


received a message from a friend - sley - in frienster last night. he gave me the personality of a Leo. well .. erm i'm not that tall .. but the rest are quite accurate.

She will stand out of the crowd on the street. Leo woman normally tall or rather tall. You will hardly see a short thick woman. When she walks she walk like a queen, confident and does not look around, though as if there is no one around her.

She will dress in her own style not according to fashion. She is confident of what she choose to wear. Do not buy cheap cloths where they sell in dozen for her as a gift, she will hate it. Also do not buy cloths that do not reflect her confident personality. She likes unique and strange cloths and accessories. Being different is what she loves.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Namewee 黄明志

bloggers n "online-citizens" had been going crazy n excited with a latest youtube thingy.

明志 composes songs n lyrics that portrays the Malaysia's government's attitudes, the unfair issues of how some races are being mistreated, etc. n he is therefore being "hunt-down" by the government, threatening to sentence him to prison.

attached is the newspaper cutting taken from 明志's blog ..



another picture that lightens my day .. :D

Monday, July 23, 2007


the result is out !!

had been anxious for the whole day. rumors said that it will be out at 830am .. then 11am .. then 330pm .. then 8pm. none of those were true. d'oh ..

had been pretty much distracted too. during the birthday party/lunch, n during badminton session at night, i can't help but keep asking the people around me whether i'll do well. seriously, they won't know. haha. i just can't help it.

at 11pm .. i suddenly received 2 MSN nudges n messages telling me the result is out !! rushed n login to our university's BlackBoard site. it seemed to take eons for the results to finish download !! *holding my breath*

at last ..

i was surprised. the results weren't as bad as i thought. it weren't even bad at all !! thank god !! the anxiousness paid off. the on-going battle within this semester comes to a perfect end, preparing me for the next. *continues the steady breathing* this shall be the Best birthday present god had given me. right on time too !!

i shall sleep well tonight. what a great way to end a not-so-normal day.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)

John Carpenter's Vampires

another older version of typical vampire movies, where the Vampires are all bad guys. (boo-hoo ..) plot: Jack Crow was a vampire hunter, teaming with a group of skilled hunters. they hunt down vampires' nests/houses. until they met the Master vampire - Valek - where things got turned around. the group was slaughtered, leaving Jack n Montoya behind. holding Katrina - a prostitute that was bitten by Valek - as hostage, they escaped. being bitten by Valek, Katrina has a telepathic link to the Master. Jack uses her to track down Valek. Jack must retrieved the Berseires Cross before it falls into the hand of Valek. the cross will make Valek immune to the sun, allowing him to create a new generation of vampires unafraid of sun. never remembered James Woods, in any recent movies, to be as annoying as he was in this. he always occurs to me to be a calm n wise man. but in this movie, he was trying too hard to be all tough n badass. other than hurting people that tries to help him, screaming foul languages here n there, n yelling nothing but "die !! you f***king bastard die !!" when he meet with every single vampire .. i can't remember anything else about him while watching this movie. haha. well anyway, it was because the film was basically focusing on his so-called "heroic" actions. making him the "rambo" of this film. no offense. the most interesting part of the film, was the attempt to explain the vampires' origin. n for Valek to be the Master Vampire, the first vampire. a little too storytelling-like, but an interesting viewpoint nevertheless.

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)


Bram Stroker (1847-1912) was an author. his novel "Dracula" was made into a highly successful horror film. Stoker developed his most famous character, Count Dracula, from a real person - Prince Vlad The Impaler(1431-1476) of Romania - who liked to impale his enemies and drink their blood. in most of his novel, his vampire protagonist was named Count Wampyr. during his research he came across a footnote that in Romanian, Dracula meant Devil. liking the name for that reason, Stoker changed the name of his vampire from Wampyr to Dracula.

Personality Test

it is called the Dalai Lama test. again, jot down your honest answer n compare it to the results below.

1) Put the following 5 animals in the order of your preference.
- Cow, Tiger, Sheep, Horse, Pig

2) Write one word that describes each one of the following:
- Dog, Cat, Rat, Coffee, Sea

3) Think of someone (who also knows you and is important to you) that you can relate them to the following colours. (do not repeat your answer twice. One person for each colour.)
- Yellow, Orange, Red, White, Green

Cursed (2005)


plot : it is a moonlit night in Los Angeles, something lurking in the shadows causes their car to suddenly swerve off the road, a teenage brother n his career-driven sister emerge only slightly bruised. but they are forever changed by the accident. the siblings find themselves blessed with increased physical strength, heightened sensibilities and undeniable allure to everyone around them. new impulses are taking over them, and Ellie and Jimmy can no longer control their newfound powers. they must solve the mystery and break the curse before it completely consumes them.

werewolves are the second in my list, after vampires, of my interest toward the Supernaturals. yup, i believed they exists among us too. some part of this movie seemed out of place, kinda hilarious. one part that caught me laughing out loud, was when the werewolf showing her middle finger toward Ellie while calling Ellie "a liar" .. n enjoyable film if you like a little thriller thingy, not too disgusting or shocking, a little laugh, n a happy ending.

Saturday, July 21, 2007



rainbows are optical and meteorological phenomena that cause a spectrum of light (rainbow) to appear in the sky. it forms when the Sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere.

it was neither hot, nor rainy. the weather was just perfect for a stroll. breezy wind caressed our skin, the warm light of the sunset allured us to join in its beauty. the world seemed to be filtered off its busyness, n we were left with peace n warmth. again it makes me realize, the world - is a beautiful place. all it took, is for us to stop n really look around us. :)

the photographs were taken by devil, with his SE W810i. the sky had started to dim, we managed to catch the last of it, before sunset approached n bring the rainbow with it ..

Dead Silence (2007)

Dead Silence

beware the stare of Mary Shaw,
she had no children, only dolls;
and if you see her, do not scream,
or she will rip your tongue out at the seam.
- 1940 Children Rhyme from Ravens Fair

plot: every town has its own ghost story. in Ravens Fair, it is about a ventriloquist named Mary Shaw. she kidnapped a young boy who yelled out she was a fraud. she was hunted down by townspeople. they cut out her tongue and killed her. she was buried along with her "children" - a handmade collection of 101 ventriloquist dolls. Ravens Fair began to be plague by mysterious deaths, all with their tongue cut out. Mary Shaws has returned with her dolls to seek revenge on those families that killed her. the movie was disturbing when we saw the first victim. the idea yet too new, the graphic too savage. when other victims were also killed in similar way, the effect reduced. despite the focus, the dolls didn't do much in this movie. they just sat/stand, roll their eyes n turn their heads. controlled by Mary Shaw's spirit.

in my opinion, the greatest effect of this movie - is the sound. there are scenes in the film when all the noises was slowly reduced, n we were left with the actor/actress' breathing. those scenes always managed to make everyone hold their breathes, knowing something ominous was about to happen. *shiver*

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Live Free or Die Hard / Die Hard 4.0 (2007)

Live Free or Die Hard / Die Hard 4.0

plot: on July 4th, an attack on the vulnerability of the United State infrastructure begins. it shut downs the entire nation. the criminals collaborated with a group of computer hackers, exchanges payment for algorithms and code. they are then killed by explosives. only one hacker, Matthew Farrell, has yet to be killed. John McClane was assigned to take him into custody. n that leads to the start of all actions.

besides actions, the movies also focused on hacking. it is so alluring to have the power to hack. a small device - such as a mobile phone or palm - is so much more capable of doing stuff i thought not possible. imagine the whole nation's power circuit has been cut off, n you still have your power running like nothing happens. haha. cute.


i have always been a Huge fan of Vampires. those closer to me said that i am obsessed with it, but i doubt it is that serious .. yet.

i had started noticing n holding interest towards these creatures since i was introduced through R.L.Stine's teenage horror novel, which sometimes feature the vampires. however, most of the stories portrayed the typical horror vampires - "vampires kill brutally" or "vampires running amok in town", etc.

as time passed by, i started searching through the adult sections. especially for novels that portrays the Lives of these children of the night. their transformation, their superhuman power. the mysterious air surrounding them, their seductive charm .. them hidden within the shadow of our world, come n go unnoticed by mortals.

to many, Vampires are merely legendary creatures. call me insane, but i believe they still exist among us. the thought of meeting a real vampire, or seeing one of the places they exist or appear in, rushes my adrenaline. i, too, am curious how it feel to be drank from. this thought occurred to me - that i don't mind being drink from, it is the sensation that i seek ..

Queen of the Damned (2002)

Queen of the Damned

being a big fan of Vampires, Anne Rice has always been one of my favorite Vampire authors. i do not enjoy stories that tells how brutal vampires kill or vampires running amok - the typical horror films. the ones that i was in search of - still am searching - are those describing the Lives of vampires. the lives of the creatures of the darkness.

plot: despite the movie title, it is more focus on the vampire - Lestat, instead of the Queen - Akasha. it showed the process of Lestat transforming into a vampire, by his creator - Marius. how he met with Akasha. why he hid from the world until the new age has emerged. n how he loves music n became a rock star, stirring battles between the vampires kinds, daring them to come out.

his thirst for life, for fame, for power awaken Akasha. Akasha is the Queen of all Vampires, the Queen of the Damned, she fused with the spirit Amel n became the first Vampire. there are many differences between the film n the novel. in my personal opinion, the novel is much more detailed n interesting. the film may served merely as an introduction. it contained too many incorrect information about vampires. portraying them as nothing more than brutal n heartless creatures. all vampires can fly? don't think so. vampires walking under the sun? doubts. just as this film has portray, i read a few that mentioned drinking from the older vampires can gives the younger ones more power or not burnt under the sun. but according to vampire studies, they cannot be exposed to sun in Any Ways. so .. maybe its just for the film effect.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

okonomiyaki お好み焼き


having watch a j-dorama (Japanese Drama/Series) named "Teppan Shoujo Akane (鉄板少女アカネ)", i wanted to try out Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) too.

Okonomi means "what you like" or "what you want". thus, Okonomiyaki means "cook the way you like". it is sometimes referred to as "Japanese pizza" or "Japanese pancake".

Teppanyaki 鉄板焼き


on our last day in KL, we went for Teppanyaki (鉄板焼き) at Sungei Wang. ordered Niku Soba (肉そば) n Fuji Snow. the crowd - not so. the taste - quite alright. or maybe because we didn't ordered for the Teppanyaki thingy. we were rushing, the final meal before heading to the airport.

*starting to get hungry* ..

Tuesday, July 17, 2007



a beautiful place if you enjoy the company of nature n beach. nothing is more relaxing than slumbered through the night to the sound of the waves hitting the shore. n waking up to a brand new day with breezy wind in your face. soothing indeed ..

photographs were taken during the Sematan trip, with devil's SE W810i.

Now or Never.

had been troubled for quite some times. stuff in life that just doesn't go the way i hoped. stuff that i can't work on my own. stuff that require consistent teamwork. stuff n efforts that - if possible - last for the rest of my life.

during the trip to Sematan, i discussed the issue with a couple, both my closer friends. i was given a lot of opinions n suggestions. yet in the end, it still depends on what i choose to do. by listening, it changes the way i think, it smoothen the way i feel, yet it doesn't change anything toward the issue. n so it was decided, it will be "now or never" ..

at this very moment, i'm more than grateful that things worked out a lot better. my feelings were voiced n heard. n most importantly, accepted. for both our parts, actions speak louder than words. one person triggered the issue, the other reacted at first, n later responded.

as a result, the "distance" decreases. n the "closeness" increases. for now, the challenge is to keep it consistent n an on-going effort. again, it is teamwork. but toward a better future, efforts n sacrifices are required. we are, in fact, two totally different person to start with. understanding, acceptance, n tolerance are far most the important attitudes in any relationship.

for that, i thank god for the lesson learned today, n for giving me the strength not to give up.

yuki (ゆき、雪)..


(continued from previous photographs of Yuki .. ) besides caressing him, i enjoyed watching his every movement. never knew when he might have an expected look. sometimes i wonder if he might even understands us talking to him. sat with him at the porch after he came back from his morning stroll today. looked how much he enjoyed bathing himself. would love it if the one he is licking is me. hehe. he even turned n looked at me before i left. well, that's why the focus wasn't clear with this photograph. i was lucky enough to catch that very stare. :D

Monday, July 16, 2007

Dogdog Pain.

meet with an unexpected incident 2 days ago. kinda eerie n sent my hair standing just by recalling it ..

on my way home late night, around 11pm, in devil's Civic. not far before reaching my house. something black went under our drive. then we heard a loud thump under the car. the car bounced a little. n a dog's cry started sounding non-stop. the black thing was a dog. it went directly under the car, without knocking by the car, but it hit the exhaust n burnt its skin. *shiver*

devil continued to drive forward slowly, hoping the dog would come out from the back of the car, but it didn't. he reversed the car, hoping it will come out from the front, it didn't either. the sounds of it rolling under the car, n hitting the bottom of the car, was clear. maybe too clear .. the cries continued. we stopped the car, speechless, holding our breathes n staring at each other, not knowing what action to take next. the dog's scent spread quickly, so did the burnt scent.

when the driver's door was thrown opened by devil, the yapping n the crying became more vivid. my heart went cold. fearing the worst. the struggling sound under the car hasn't stop. thump .. thump .. thump .. the car shook a little. the deep silence of the night making it worse to bear. slowly its head emerged under the driver's door. it dashed toward its house, stealing peeks toward us along the way. we watched in fear n amazement. thank god it is fine ..

the dog's n burnt scent reduced as we pulled the distance. it is difficult not to feel disturbed. it may be common to see the body of a small animal lying by the roadside, unattended by irresponsible drivers. yet when it happens to our own selves, the fear, the guilt, the heart aching, all seeps in silently. life is precious, is priceless, is what gives us the challenge n chance in search of happiness. let it not slipped pass us without us ever feeling grateful for it.

as much as i feared the experience, i was forced to embrace it. it was a nonexchangeable experience. n it reminded me to consistently treasure the lives around me.

Sunday, July 15, 2007


(continued from the previous panorama post)

the latest panoramic photographs were mostly taken during the trip to Sematan. photographs taken by devil, with his SE W810i. there are some lighting difference, caused by the difference of the direction of the sun. location - Pandan Beach.


it sometimes amazed me with the various type of people in this world.

during my trip to KL, i met with quite a few taxi drivers. some were quiet, some were chatter-box, some bad-mouthed other taxi drivers, some tried to sweet-talk us, but one particular taxi driver amused me the most ..

it was a ride to KLCC. the time around 4pm, when the traffic was starting to get heavy. we caught a taxi from the taxi station. n he nodded when we said "KLCC". reached a junction after 3-4 minutes ride, he wanted to drop us off from there, n walk to KLCC ourselves. but erm .. we don't know the way. n which we later find out - is far.

when we refused, he started showing attitude. shaking his head, sighing loudly, hitting the steering wheel. annoying acts that was meant to get us. oh yeah we were pissed !! would love to smack the back of his head that very second. *taking long n deep breathes*

he was the one nodding at the first place, n now he is the one complaining. can you believe how inconsistent he is? or maybe its because we are just bunch of girls?

he totally ruined the mood. but instead of fighting or screaming back at him, we do what most Malaysian would do - we stepped back. let him finish his job, n let us get the hell out of his car. it is pointless to further worsen the situation.

does it make us happy to belittle others? does it satisfy us when we hurt others? there are enough battles, fights, n disagreements in this world, let there be more peace. we choose to step back, took a deep breathe, n reassuring ourselves that we will not make the same idiotic mistake to others. let it go ..

or maybe he didn't have the best day of his life either .. professionalism .. hello .. d'oh ..

Natural Gas


something caught my attention while i was riding the taxis in KL. instead of pumping petrol into the petrol tank, the taxi driver pump some stuff into his car hood. each time he pumped, he paid RM 3 to 5. as explained by devil, it is gas that they are pumping.

a research on the abbreviation, n i found out that "NGV" stands for "Natural Gas For Vehicles". Petronas had been promoting the use of natural gas as a cleaner fuel for transportations. NGV is an environmentally friendly fuel and has been proven to be lighter than air. this new discovery is kinda cool. environmental friendly too. *cheer on*

Saturday, July 14, 2007


生日密码 - search for your birth date to know your characteristics. kinda cool. does it match yours?

note: it is in Simplified Chinese

Friday, July 13, 2007


i'm back !!

had been away for 7 days in a row. last weekend, went to Sematan with a group of friends, for a 2 days n 1 night stay. n the continuous 5 days n 4 nights, i was in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with my sister. do i miss home? well .. not really. but i sure miss my computer n my blog.

the stay at Sematan .. let's just say .. it wasn't quite what i expected. or did i expect too much? had been reasoning with myself since that day. but whenever i recalled, it sure felt empty .. n lonely ..

i don't need a person to be placed beside me. i just want the person to be close to my heart. someone that cares as much as i cared for him/her. someone that is able to reply my affection. n not leaving me to cry in the dark at night ..

the trip to KL however, was a total opposite n an overwhelming experience. i'm physically exhausted from the trip, yet felt so alive n content !! i wouldn't ask for more. :p the tight schedule, the exploration with my sister, n the consistent phone calls that i received from devil, all meant so much to me during these few days. i was rushing n doing routine stuff everyday. yet at the end of each day, apart from being physically tired, i felt content n was smiling while i slumbered the night away. life can't get any sweeter than this.

a sudden realization strikes me. it doesn't matter "where" you are going. it only matter "who" you are going with. does that person has a good relationship with you? has a stable relationship with you? it is the mood, the "feel" that matters. the person you share the experience with.

towns n cities, mountains n seas .. well, they are everywhere. yet the person you went with, only exist in this world - as 1 person - either closely or loosely related to you.

treasure n consistently shows our care for those beside us, we never knew when we might lose the one that understands us the most.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Transformers (2007)


Autobots: Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Jazz, Ironhide
Decepticons: Megatron, Barricade, Starscream, Blackout, Scorponok

plot: on the planet Cybertron, a war was being waged between the Autobots n the Decepticons. for the control of the Allspark (an immensely powerful, life-giving device). the survivors scattered throughout the universe seeking the Allspark. Megatron eventually tracked it to the planet Earth. but his recklessness sent him right into the Arctic Ocean, n the sheer cold forced him into a paralyzed state.

a century later, Sam Witwicky buys his first car. which turns out to be Bumblebee (an Autobot in disguise who is to be Sam's Guardian). Sam and his girlfriend Mikaela find themselves in the middle of a grand battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons. during the final showdown between Optimus Prime n Megatron, the Allspark is destroyed when Sam inserts it into Megatron's chest, overwhelming him with its power and killing Megatron in the process. the Autobots choose to remain on Earth as its guardians. after the destruction of the Allspark, they can no longer recreate their homeworld, n Optimus Prime sends a message calling out for any surviving Autobots scattered across the galaxy to find them. but in the final scene of the movie, Starscream (a Decepticon) is shown to be alive and flying out to space ..

what a ride !! love their transformation. love the sound they make when they transformed. had been my favorite part during the cartoon. n is still my favorite part of the movie. few things that kept me thinking after the movie. if Allsparks can destroy Megatron, why not just give it to him in the first place? throw it in his face, rather than spending all those time n effort to "protect" Allsparks? risking life n losing a comrade - Jazz? n if Allsparks can kinda "jammed the engine of Megatron", why did Optimus Prime asked Sam to put it into his chest if he fails to destroy Megatron? won't that make his "engine jammed" the same way Megatron's did, instead of explode n sacrifice himself to destroy Megatron as expected? hm .. *scratching my head* Optimus Prime has a quote in the movie."(autobots/humans are) more than meets the eyes". a rather meaningful quote. we mustn't be judgmental, just as Mikaela can be a car-theft despite her appearance.

Friday, July 06, 2007


i was recently exposed to the idea of "reading the bible". n there is this small little booklet thingy given to me, to serve as a guide, a starting point.

years ago, i would have fended off the idea, by fighting off every word that person say. not saying out loud but clearly in my head. the reason being .. i had a bad experience with the religion thingy. it almost destroy the family. pulling us apart. corroding the trust. it has been a dark period for us. for me. but i'm grateful that the particular family member had awaken n finally realized what is more important to him/her, before it really does ruin everything, n was successful in controlling his/hers obsession or whatever-it-is-called.

for that, i gave it a second try. giving myself a second chance. why close the door? why caress the comfy-us, when there are so much more to discover out there? why avoid the secrets of life? why afraid of reaching out?

n so, i decided to accept the extended hand that is held out to me. "you need to have faith, n be willing to step out" he said. an awaking nudge. suddenly realized i was hiding all these times, tucking my tail between my legs. letting that experience held me back. n the nudge reminded me to let it go. i had one bad experience, so what? should the experience tug me by my nose n lead me for the rest of my journey? oh no it won't .. i will not give it the power to restrict me anymore.

fight with myself if i have to. tame myself if i have to. no, life is not just this. it doesn't end here. there is so much more out there !! i'm confident in that. n i'll continue my search. this is merely a starting point for me ..

*getting all excited again*


i had a sudden urge to get a tattoo. what? does that surprised you?

i know i don't seemed like the type. probably don't quite suit the type either. but .. ah well, i have all these crazy ideas in my head. new ideas to discover. new things that i'm tempted to try out.

my curiosity towards tattoo didn't just starts today, nor yesterday. it had been in my thoughts for the recent years. though most of the time, it laid obediently at the back of my head, yet struggling to gain my attention at any chance it got. n succeed only when i saw listing of prices, or displays of tattoo patterns. some patterns are just so exotic !! *drools*

recently, i started asking for opinions of the people around me . people that are important to me (or at least they are now). majority gave me the "disapproval" vote. only one gave me a "fine". n tonight, i asked for the last vote. (yup, 1 vote matters.) not to my surprise, but another "disapproval" vote was casted. i go "aw .." inside my head for half a minute there.

i want it !! *stomps the floor*

the grass is always greener on the other side? nah .. grass will still be grass. weighting of these people that i care against tattoo itself, the latter lose without even being in sight. i suppose it is not important enough to win the battle. n so, the deal is off, up in smoke.

say no to tattoo. "aw .." (can't help it .. it ain't easy!)

Jackie Chan 成龙

Jackie Chan

had been a while since we last heard from jackie. the last movie he casted was "Rob-B Hood" (宝贝计划). "The Forbidden Kingdom" n "Rush Hour 3" are expected to be on scene this year though. :)

some background on jackie:
- birth name: 陈港生
- other name: 房仕龍, 炮炮
- origin: Hong Kong
- active since: 1976
- spouse: Joan Lin (林鳳嬌)
- married: 1982

below are the Chinese n Cantonese version of a song taken from Disney's Mulan.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

thunder rain..


it had been hazy lately. which is expected during this time of the year. being in a tropical country, it is now dry season. n to make it worst, farmers are burning their land during this season for more prosperous harvest in the coming year.

around 1pm, the weather took a drastic change. the humidity was suddenly gone. n almost immediately the rain poured heavily, n followed by the fierce growling of thunders. it was raining cats n dogs. making it impossible to stayed outdoor without being wet, even under the protection of the roofs.
Astraphobia (also known as Brontophobia, Keraunophobia, or Tonitrophobia), is a fear of thunder and lightning.

did you watch an anime (Japanese Animation, アニメ) named - Ouran High School Host Club (桜蘭高校ホスト部, Ōran Kōkō Hosuto Kurabu)? Fujioka Haruhi (藤岡 ハルヒ) had astrophobia too. which Suou Tamaki (須王 環), the King of the Host Club, was sensitively towards. a funny n heart-warming anime to catch. :)
around 3pm, the rain finally halted. n the thunder calmed. the sun shone proudly n beautifully in the cleared air. but the electricity at my housing area was a goner. n it did not return until almost 11pm. our garden was flooded after the rain. but the trees n the air became so cleared n soothing. the air was indeed cleansed from the accumulative haze n dusts over the non-raining days.
attached are the photographs take during n after the rain (while i clumsily hid from the thunders n lightnings at the same time. i guess i do have a minor astraphobia .. :p).


have you the urge to know someone so well that you want to turn that person inside out? n i do mean "every sides" of that person. even the frustration, the anger, the impatience side of him/her.

during an incident last night, watching from aside for the whole time, i saw the rushing n the frustration. the sides of that person which i rarely sees. at that very moment, my heart was filled with a sudden warmth n a tingling sensation. n i found myself smiling, during which the situation i ain't suppose to smile. quickly looked around at those who are there, hoping no one notices, n hide my smile. *mischievous* i was just so thrilled to find a new side of that person!

the look so real, so alive. i totally fell for it. it causes me to recall repetitively throughout the night ..


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Puss in Boot

collections of parts from the movie - Shrek the Third, n Shrek 2. with my favorite character - Puss !! he who has the ability to make us all go: "aw .."

video title: "I've Gotta Go"
starring: Puss-in-Boots

taken from: Shrek the Third


do you have someone around you that are never punctual? (yup, i do mean "never" ..)

i do. n yup it annoys me alright. ah well .. but i put up with it. each n every time of it. n when i wait, 15 minutes .. 30 minutes .. 1 hour passes by .. i'll confirm with myself: "I Must be Punctual !! Always !!". somehow it is a good way to practice my thoughts .. n erm .. my patience.

to me personally, being punctual shows the respect we have for that person. it shows the effort we put in to make it on-time. n how well we manage our time, is also an indication of how well we manage other tasks. bigger, more important tasks. how should we be trusted with these when we can't even manage our own time properly?

Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)

Michael Jackson: Bad (1987)

what happens when the classic "King of Pop" meets up with the "Pop Princess"?
they rock the stage !! yeah !! :D some says that MJ is freaky n disgusting with his "plastic surgery n skin bleaching". which he claimed to be false. he revealed that the change in his skin color was due to the disease "vitiligo". n keen diet makes it noticeable of the changes in the structure of his face.

others says that britney is fat n ugly. but who wasn't after having 2 babies in a row? (well despite the existence of the professional slimming company that is. :p) she has her mental issues to deal with. not easy being a woman, n definitely not easy when you are a career woman, the mum of 2 boys, n not having a husband to support you.

but wait .. why focus on their bad, while we can focus on what they had achieved? see how they rock the stage. try to recall their songs. doesn't they sang directly in your mind? tunes that you can't possibly forget? that proves how successful they are. we've all got issues to deal with. they were thrown around just because they are in the spotlight 24/7. their career, n their personal life sacrificed. imagine our personal life in the spotlight, can we be 100% sure that ours will be better written in the papers?

just my personal opinion, but they still rock to me !! :D

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Unagi 鰻


(continued from Japanese snack - takoyaki)

another Japanese delicacy that i love. yum~ unagi (鰻, うなぎ) are freshwater eels, especially the Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica). it is quite expensive.

unadon/unagidon (鰻丼, "eel bowl") are grilled eels placed over rice. unajuu (鰻重) is a similar dish served in a black box rather than a donburi (丼) bowl. they are usually larger in portion than unadon. unagi-zushi (鰻鮨, うなぎ寿司) is eel-sushi.

in Japan, unagi is often eaten during the hot summers. n a special day for eating Unagi would be the midsummer "doyo no ushi no hi" (土用の丑の日, day of the Ox). ox as in the 12 signs of the Japanese zodiac. this is because unagi is nutritious and rich in vitamin A, and provides strength and vitality to fight against the extremely hot and humid summer of Japan.

oh my .. im hungry again ..

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

(continued from avril's latest music video - When You're Gone) another post on avril. but this time .. the "girly" avril .. ;)

some says that she tries too hard, some says that she dares to try. some says that she's not pretty, some says that she's got attitude. as for me ?? "avril will be avril", n we love her for that.

Portuguese Comment.

received a comment in my previous post - "Cartoon".

it goes:
Rodrigo said...
Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.
there are even several links within the comment. weird isn't it? when i didn't use this language in my blog, yet i received a comment in it?

n so i Google it .. guess what i found? the exact same comment had been received by many blogs. n because of that, many had asked for translation of this paragraph of comment. by referring to the answers provided by people who understand it, the language is Brazilian Portuguese.

Monday, July 02, 2007


shared by a friend - hock - during the rushing n frustration of completing the fyp (final year project). for that few minutes, my mind was lifted off its burden. great relaxation !! feel stress ?? catch the funny bear on a malfunction running machine.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Avril Lavigne: When You're Gone (2007)

Avril Lavigne: When You're Gone (2007)

(continued from avril lavigne's photos)

the Punk Princess can't be sentimental? try again .. avril said the song "is about being with someone you love, and you have to say goodbye, and all the little things you miss about them". do Cherish each other at All times, it will matter .. especially when they are gone ..

some backgrounds on the video:
- song name: When You're Gone
- artist: Avril Lavigne
- album: The Best Damn Thing
- released: 2007
- genre: Power Ballad

(proceed for more avril's "girly" photos)


an innocent pup. hope it makes you smile .. :)

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

oopsie .. another addition on the blond n blue eyes. i really should stop this bias of mine .. NOT !! ;)

some background on avril:
- name: Avril Ramona Lavigne-Whibley
- born: September 27, 1984
- origin: Belleville, Ontario, Canada
- genre: Punk-Pop
- spouse: Deryck Whibley (lead singer/guitarist of Sum 41)
- married: July 15, 2006

Tachibana Keita 橘慶太

Tachibana Keita

keita has now got his own solo career as well as being in a band. he mentioned that "w-inds" is a big part of him. therefore "w-inds" will not be disbanding.

i was surprised when i saw his solo single. thinking "ah! why did he left w-inds behind!". but luckily he ain't. hehe. hope he won't. below is keita's latest single - "Friend", released in May 02, 2007.

some backgrounds on keita:
- name: Tachibana Keita (橘慶太)
- born: December 16, 1985
- origin : Fukuoka, Japan
- band: W-inds (lead vocal)
- talent: extraordinary vocal range (he can hit notes 6-8 chords higher than the average male)

backgrounds on w-inds (ウインズ):
- origin: Shibuya, Tōkyō
- members: Tachibana Keita, Chiba Ryohei (千葉涼平), Ogata Ryuichi (緒方龍一)
- genre: J-pop