Monday, June 28, 2010

Projek Angkat Rumah

last Saturday i took part in an event simply named
'Projek Angkat Rumah'
in conjunction with Urbanscapes 2010

the project,
which involves the teamwork of 250 volunteers
had to carry a 1.5 tonne house along i would estimate
1.5 kilometers due to the detour we had to take.
(ill explain later)

the parade of some sort started from
Sekolah Kebangsaan Sentul Utama
which is just about 1.3 kilometres away at around 9.00am .
the 250 people was divided into 3 groups and was accompanied
by a Chinese Funeral Band,
a Indian Lion Dance Troupe
and a School Kompang team.
it was so funny to look at if u were a spectator
with the Mascot being Mr Potato and 3 little midgets...

1/4 of the way to KLPac,
we came across as bridge which was to low for the house to be carried under.
therefore the team had to take a small detour and go with plan B.
but the detour also had its problems.

the route for plan B had a small bus parked by the road which made
the road to small for the house to be carried thru.
but due to the awesomeness of the police,
(the door was not locked)
he simply opened the door to the bus and told us to push the bus aside.

then we reach at the gate of KLPac which has a guardhouse in the middle of the
road which makes the house unable to pass thru. AGAIN!
but this time, the organising committee already had it planned
and rented a crane to pick the house up and put it on the other side.


in the Sentul Park we had to maneuver thru
Electric Wires,
Electric Poles,
and exhaustion

but it was just fun and awesome to see
Malaysians to come together to help out in this unique spectacle.
the Project Director, Seng Tat who is a film maker
summed it as a way to show that stuff like this doesnt have to be done only by
a specific race in a kampung but also can be done in a City centre by
all type of races together.
Malaysians first, race second.

it may seem stupid for some and
pointless to others but i con only say to those people

pushing the bus aside.

the house was damn heavy!!

taking a break by blowing bubbles!

Aris face is epic!

a few volunteers were dressed for the occasion.
with kain pelikat and baju melayu, just like how they do
it in the kampungs.

some photos before the lifting.
hence the smiles.

almost there at KLPac.
i was not smiling anymore by this time.

a group photo of everyone.

by arrival at KLPac,
i was so dizzy from the heat that i could faint!
so me and the RA gang decided to drive to Bangsar
for some Banana Leaf and Nirwana.

came back to KLPac after the late lunch and spent the whole day
enjoying ourselves there doing some shopping,
sitting, drinking, listening to people kareoke, listening to bands
more sitting down, more shopping, and just spending some great times with friends.
i left around 11pm


::credit to Afra & Khalil for the pics::

Thursday, June 24, 2010

theres dogs in the carpark!

next week is the last week
im working in this planning firm.
it has been a roller coaster ride.
loads of ups and downs.

ive learnt a lot since my posting here.
about work, about workmates and also about life.

working here would be nice.
but i dont think planning is for me.
i want something more.
something bigger.
something that gives me more satisfaction
at the end of the day.

one day ill find that one job.
the one that tells me that im making a difference.

toodles IPSB.

Friday, June 18, 2010

There was no Bo Peep.

i just came back from watching this movie.
i can still remember the day when i watched the first movie.
i believe it came out when i was in kindergarten or maybe standard 1.
this movie reminded me many fond memories,
as any Disney movie would.
but i dont noe, maybe coz ive not been myself lately that i find this movie
very close to heart.

the movie felt honest in its message delivery.
it felt genuine and true.
i interpreted the movie as
when we grow up, we would alwaiz have items (in this case toys)
that we hold on to coz we find it sentimental and holds value.
but we must alwaiz remember that the memories would not die
if we let those items go, it would only allow
other people to create those same find memories as well..

growth is not about keeping and holding of memories but
knowing when to let them go so that we allow oursleves to experience new ones.

i felt like crying when the movie came to an end.
15 years.
15 years have been spent knowing the characters in this movie.
all of them had a function and added depth in the movie.
its a pity that Bo Peep was sold off and didnt have any screen time.
but still my fav is Mr and Mrs Potato Head.

let me explain why.
they emulate a fine and dandy couple
yes, they do bicker and fight but u still can see and feel the love
they have for each other eventho they are only animations.
their teamwork and the fact they are alwaiz together makes them my fav.

it breaks my heart that the movie is over.
but as the movie thought me,
when we love somtin, we need to learn to let go
and let other people love it as well.
i give the movie a A+.
my fav movie so far this year.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Singapore -part 3- PICS

i love this pic. the mist adds to the mood.

a street in in New York

the Far Far Away Castle


the famous Singapore MerLion

this Phone is so expansive, u cant even afford to look at it.

the Giant Tree at Madasgascar

DOnkey's Standup show. Donkey Live!

the entrance to the best ride in Universal Studios

Ancient Egypt

the Lost World

cute couple. resting

i was so fascinated. look at the details
Tangs Tower. the oldest building in Singapore

cute little shop in Far East Mall


Sunday, June 13, 2010


isnt this the biggest glass of fresh orange uve ever seen??


Saturday, June 12, 2010


last thursday i was diagnosed with
High-Blood Pressure.

i didnt think it was possible for an active
person as myself to ever have this condition.
i initially went to the clinic thinking that i could have an MC
coz i was having fever and a really bad flu.

i came out as some who is suffering from
Hypertension and Pharyngitis.

Wat The HECK happened???!!?

wikipedia states that hypertension is:

Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. It is classified as either primary (essential) or secondary. About 90-95% of cases are termed "primary hypertension", which refers to high blood pressure for which no medical cause can be found. The remaining 5-10% of cases (Secondary hypertension) are caused by another conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart, or endocrine system.

Persistent hypertension is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and arterial aneurysm, and is a leading cause ofchronic kidney failure. Moderate elevation of arterial blood pressure leads to shortened life expectancy. Both dietary and lifestyle changes as well as medicines can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of associated health complications.

i need to take care of wat i eat now.
no more black burger and chilly crabs for me.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Singapore -part 3- Universal Studios

for dinner went to this chinese store which sells halal food.
its on the 3rd floor of Far East Mall on Orchard road.
it sells pretty good food.
i especially loved their Lemon Chicken.

we also went to Universal Studios located at the Resort World, Sentosa Island.
it was loads of fun.
it held 7 theme parks in 1 place.
there was Hollywood, New York,
Sci-Fi World, Ancient Egypt,
Lost World, Far Far Away n Madagascar.

there was so many people!!
n they said that there are a limited
number of tix that can be sold per day.
i guess it was sold out la kot.

ok, if u watch oprah,
u noe that she once did an episode where
she shared the 100 things she loves.
one of them is this type of popcorns known as
the popcorn was humongous!!
and every single popcorn had equal amount of caramel
not like the one sold in cinemas in Malaysia.
and a small bag of CaramelCrunch cost S$7.
i wished we had bought more.
so, if ure goin to Singapore anytime soon,
make sure u buy me one bag.


Singapore -part 2- Chilly Crabs

for all of u who dont noe,
singapore is quite known to be one of the best places to have
Chilly Crabs.

ive told my sis that i would like to try the chilly crab there.
( i havent even tried the chilly crab back in Malaysia)
so, we manage to fing this kedai makan somewhere in
Newton Circus where they have this safood grill stall which is Halal.
if u guys take the MRT, just stop at the Newton stop
and walk like 5 minutes across the road.

the chilly crabs are so huge ok!
the pincers itself are like the size of a young boys fist.
and its super yummy!!
and it quite easy to eat.
i was expecting it to be hard and messy but the
owner was really friendly and offered to break it into pieces for us.

we also ordered other dishes.
the sweet and sour squid,
the lemon chicken and also
the baby kailan.
everythin was amazing.

this is the crab.
super huge kan??
we ordered just one.
it cost us S$ 28.
and the whole meal was around S$70.

just lookout for this place if u want to try the chilly crab.
carefull to not come to late coz its a popular spot
for singaporeans to come and lepak ant night.
b on the watch for the Halal sign if ure a Muslim.
or just go to the kedai i went coz the owner is really helpful.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Singapore -part 1-

i arrived in singapore this afternoon around 12.30
but got stuck at the Singapore customs coz a Indian
family decided to bring along liquor true the borders without paying.
after an hour of waiting, the bus driver decided to leave them behind
and told them to get on the next bus.

so, after 1/2 n hour, me n my sis arrived at the CBD of singapore
and was greeted by Khai (my sis's BF. cool guy)
he took us to the foodcourt coz we were complaining that
we were hungry. we had some chicken wings and the ais kacang (pic above)

then we took the MRT to the Bishun district and took the cab
to the Yishun district where Khai lives with his mom.

so, long story short,
my sis n Khai are off to god noes where coz
my sis has a job interview.

i m alone in Bishun,
in COffee Bean coz i couldnt find the Starbucks
n was to Kiasu to ask for directions.
(i also dont want people thinking that im a foreigner
luckily i didnt wear my i 'heart' KL shirt.)

the coffee bean im in.

singapore's ice blended original mocha.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Lion Country.

i dont necessarily agree with everything that Singapore
have done and wat my country have done to tolerate
their crazy antics.

but i got to say that im really excited to go there this weekend.
mainly for several reasons.

1. ive never been there, it may be the closest foreign land to
Malaysia but it is sad to say that ive never been there.

2. my sis have bought tickets to universal studios that cost
around $70 each. so, im expecting it to be really awesome cause
it costs so much.

3. i want to see my sis's future husbands family and where they live.
my sis is finally getting married next year, it is only natural that i want to
get to noe my extended family better.

4. i was really interested in the town planning processes and methods
Singapore have been using that have elevated their country into such a well
organised country.

5. if i have the time i really want to visit one or two art museums and
exhibitions. it is so hard to find them in Malaysia, apart for MAP, Rantai and a few
other exhibitions, Malaysians are pretty much art illiterate.

6. i want to try the food. being a food enthusiast, i love food. im wondering if
the food there is any different from wat we have merely 500km away.

emmm... cant wait for friday.
anybody want to kirim anything??
plz post me money and the list of things u want.