Monday, November 8, 2010

Awek Cun Muda Bergetah Dah Jadi Tua Kendur Kecut.

Awek Cun Muda Bergetah Dah Jadi Tua Kendur Kecut.


Awek Cun Muda Bergetah Dah Jadi Tua Kendur Kecut.

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 07:04 AM PST


Buah ni...ibarat manusia gak. Masa muda muda badan kental bergetah je...bila dah tua kendur dan kecut mecut ! 

Yooshh ! Tak suka tak suka tak suka sangat kalau pergi pasaraya nampak buah buah dah kendur mengecut macam ni. Kalau dah kecut dan kendur tu...janganlah display kat rak lagi. Customer pun tak selera dan hilang minat nak membeli tau tak.

grrrr tolong lah display benda menarik sikit...adoi laa

zoom sikit, asal kendur mecut sangat ni ! macam kulit ala ala nenek moyang je...

mungkin kulit aku camnilah esok kalau dah tua ek...

buah buahan yang dah kendur...tak berselera betul !
kesimpulannya, jagalah kulit anda supaya tak kendur dan kecut macam kulit buah epal ni...
chow ! nak stadi lah kononye...; )
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My Pakistani buddy and I. Lunch buddy @ non-halal Buddy Vegetarian PJ!

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 06:08 AM PST

His name is Bilal aka as Billy. ;)

I thank God for this good friend, my ex-colleague, who was my lunch buddy. We used to go the Buddy Vegetarian or should I say 'non-halal vegetarian'  Restaurant. Why? Because it was cheap and nice! RM2 lunch!

Though a Muslim, he respects people of other faiths and does not necessarily go for halal-certified food.

One day, a colleague, a Malay wanted to join us  for lunch. We told him that we were going to Buddy Vegetarian Restaurant and asked him if he was OK to eat there. He said no problem. So, off we went.

Once we arrived at the restaurant, we went to the food area. Before ordering, my Malay friend asked the server 'Is this 'halal'? The server, a Chinese, did not seem to understand his question. Then, my friend asked, 'Can Malay eat?' I tried to explain to the server that my Malay friend was a Muslim and he could not eat pork. The boss at the cashier came to know of my friend's 'predicament' and told my friend that he could eat the food.  Satisfied with the boss' affirmation, he proceeded to order his food.

Well, my friend's reaction as a result of his fear of food not 'halal-certified' really opened my eyes to see the world of difference between a Malaysian-Malay Muslim and a non-Malaysian Muslim! ;)



he's baaaaack!

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 06:40 AM PST



Aarghhhh! He's back! He's back!

The BIG. BAD. WOLF is back, with a bite, y'all. Remember this? Yeah, well, the sale is BAAAACKKK! As you can see from the pictures above, he is back, more menacing than ever, threatening to burn the hole in your pocket. I hyperventilate every time I see the pictures they posted on their Facebook profile. And I'm going. I don't care.

Paperback novels from famous authors going at RM 8.00 each, which book lovers could ever resist? I certainly can not. Hyperventilate, remember?

So, when?
12th - 17th November 2010
10am-9pm


Where?
South City Plaza, Seri Kembangan


How to get there

Click click click


My advice is to go early so you can grab all the famous titles. And bring a box, a trolley or whatever that will make it easier for you to lug all those books around. Trust me, you will be needing it.

Now, are you excited yet?



Three-Cup Squid (三杯小卷)

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 10:13 PM PST

Three-Cup Squid (三杯小卷)

November 7th, 2010 | Chinese, Chinese Recipes, Taiwanese Recipes | No Comments

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Back I love squid but I hate cooking squid. There is just too much work when it comes to squid—peeling off the membrane, removing the ink, and so forth. I had so many "accidents" when the squid ink squirted all over my clothes and face, and it really wasn't pleasant, and I would smell like a squid no matter how hard I cleaned off the stain. So, as much as I love squid, I hardly make it at home, unless I really have a serious craving for it. After the confinement, I have been on a binge of eating seafood, so I bought some squid, took the time to clean them (no accident this time!) and made three-cup squid, or 三杯小卷, a popular Taiwanese recipe that I love. (Check out my three-cup chicken recipe.) The three-cup squid was fabulous, and I think I really should be making more squid dishes at home. ;)
Three-Cup Squid (三杯小卷) Ingredients: 12 oz cleaned squid
6 slices peeled ginger
6 cloves garlic (skin peeled)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon Shaoxing wine or Chinese rice wine
1 1/2 tablespoon dark sweet soy sauce (Kecap Manis)
A big bunch of Thai basil leaves
1 teaspoon corn starch + 1 teaspoon water
1 red chili, deseeded and sliced Method: Clean the squid thoroughly, rinse with water. Heat up a pot of water and bring it to boil. Blanch the squid for about 20 seconds. Drain and set aside. Heat up a claypot on high heat and add the sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger and stir-fry until aromatic. Add in squid and do a few quick stirs. Add soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, and Shaoxing wine. Stir the squid to coat well with the sauce. Add basil leaves, stir, dish out and serve immediately.


karma ke kurma?

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 12:37 AM PST

korang tau x ape maksud karma?...

perkataan karma ni dr perkataan india kan...yer ke...ke arab?


akak pun kurang pasti ape maksud karma...kalau kurma akak tau lah ape dia...

eh bongok karma lah bodoh..bukan kurma ..nah pelempang sedasss

bukan ape....akak selalu baca dalam buku..majalah..and orang sebut2 pasal karma...then selalu sebut2 " i'm believe in karma"...

sebenarnya akak rase karma ni ade lah balasan atas ape perbuatan yang kita buat...

contoh: kalau kita tolong orang kan tanpa balasan..satu hari nanti pasti ade orang tolong kita kalau kita susah...

kottttt...

bukan ape...ari tu ade mamat ni akak ade kenal lah dia..ade dua tiga kali akak jumpe dia...akak kenal dia pun mase akak buat kerja n meeting kat satu tempat ni...

akak terus terbayang dia cam ni

agak kenal gak lah..kitorang pun dah beberapa kali buat aksi ekrobatik bersama...

then satu hari tu akak kuar ngan kawan2 akak ahli persatuan pemandu-pemandu lori ayam wanita malaysia.... then mamat ni call..dia kata nak pinjam duit rm 50... time tu akak tengah drive...

akak takut gak nak bg tau kawan2 akak sebab nanti diorang kata akak ni spedo jantan...tp hati akak berdekit suruh akak tolong..

then akak smsm dia..akak tanya dia nak bila..dia kata nak secepat mungkin sebab kete dia habis minyak tengah jalan n card ATM dia x leh guna...

akak trus tanya kawan akak ape pendapat diorang....

salah sorang kawan akak ni bagai pendapat " nyah raut elok x..kalau mak..kalau raut dia elok bukan 50 hengget 500 mak bg"...dia cakap secara gurau...yer ke gurau

then sorang kawan akak ni terus pose set2 ustazah pun cakap cakap...." kalau ko nak tolong orang ..x kisah lah dia raut elok ke bisa..yang penting ko ikhlas...x kisah lah dia tipu ko ke tidak..yang penting niat ko untuk tolong..kalau dia tipu tu antara dia ngan allah..sebab ape aku believe in karma..kalau kita tolong orang ari ni..pasti bila2 satu hari nanti ade orang tolong kita bila kita susah"....

akak tersentuh dengan kata2 kawan akak yang berhati ustazah itew...

ape pun kita ni manusia kan..x tau ape akan jadi pada masa depan..

tp ape dia kata mmg betul...

korang rase cam ne lak?

so kalau kita spedo anak ikan ..adakah anak ikan akan spedo kita bila kita dah tua nanti....
mmmm mushkil ni....

senduk sayang walaupun ko dah kerepot..aku tetap sayang ko....aku spedo ko plak pas ni


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Blenders

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 02:36 AM PST

sometimes we meet people who are just like blenders. ruthlessly, they cut, chop, dice, slice, whirl and swirl until everything that goes in it comes out an unrecognizable puree. have you ever looked at the stuff that comes out of a blender? am i the only one who looks into the blender sometimes and get [...]


hitz.fm Kuching

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 06:54 AM PST


Every morning I wake up, brush my teeth, hop into my car, tune into hitz.fm 95.3 "Playing you all the hits".

Yeah, call me mainstream and what not, but I've been listening to them since 6 years ago. I'm a guy who keeps his fingers firmly on the pulse of mainstream pop culture so I listen to all the current hits, which includes everything from Flo Rida to Rihanna to Lady Gaga.

Admittedly, it doesn't take a lot of make a Top 40 music these days. All you really need to know is how to stutter uncontrollably. For example,

"Umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh." - Rihanna

"Po-po-po-po-poker face po-po-poker face." - Lady Gaga

Then there's "Alejandro, Alejandro. Ale-Alejandro Ale-Alejandro." - Lady Gaga

Whoever Alejandro is, somebody please tell him to stop call Lady Gaga's name so much that she has to write a song about him.

I like listening to hitz.fm, although sometimes what they talk about are stuff happening in Kuala Lumpur.

Whenever they have concerts like Paramore or Adam Lambert, it's in Kuala Lumpur. Whenever the hitz.fm Cruisers have freebies to giveaway, it's in Kuala Lumpur.

Good thing is, whenever Priscilla Patrick talk about how horrible the traffic jam is, it's also in Kuala Lumpur!

Pretty much the only time we ever hear about Kuching on hitz.fm is when there's a traffic jam happening in Jalan Kuching.

In the end, those of us living in Kuching felt a little ripped off. We always felt KL folks are a little spoilt because there's so much happening over there and not enough happening over this side of the South China Sea.

Hey, we are Malaysians too! We want those freebies and those concerts too! We wanna prank our friends and colleagues with Gotcha calls too! What about meeeeee?

Well, looks like our prayers are answered because all this is about to change.

On 25th October, Malaysia's No.1 English radio station hitz.fm, along with sister stations MY FM and ERA fm have officially set up their bases in Kuching.

This is huge. For those of us living in Kuching, this is the best thing to have happened in Kuching since the invention of Sarawak laksa and Kolo mee!

In fact, this is the first time we have localised radio content run by a commercial national radio broadcaster.

For radio listeners, this means we can call into radio stations without dialling "03" in the front and win prizes that we can use without flying to KL. It means we can tune into My FM and listen to people talking in Mandarin instead of Cantonese - because God knows only how many people in Sarawak speaks Cantonese.

It means we can tune into our radios and hear about news and events happening in Kuching, instead of something happening on the other side of the country. Heck, it even means we can have legendary radio announcers Jakeman visiting Level Up Fitness in Kuching, and blog about it!

For local businesses like myself, it means we can finally advertise on local radio stations - the ones that people actually listens to - and not pay ridiculous advertising fees to advertise to people who aren't even living in Sarawak. Heck, I have already booked my advertising slots on all three radio stations.

By setting up their base in Kuching, hitz.fm, MY FM and ERA fm is gonna revolutionise the radio landscape in Sarawak for the better.

hitz.fm even recruited two Kuching-based radio announcers and give them their own 3-hour timeslot from 10am - 1pm weekdays. The two are 25-year-old pint-sized former "Food Designer" Vix, and 29-year-old ex-Insurance-Analyst Herman.

Neither of them have any experience in radio announcing, but what incredible charisma they possess and what great future they have ahead of them. Soon, Vix and Herman will be joining luminaries like Jakeman.

Adam C

JJ

Ean

No, I have no idea why most of them have no hair either.

Judging by the looks of it, our local DJ Herman have a "bald" future ahead of him.

Anyone got any ideas on a radio ad for a fitness centre? Anything will do... as long as it's not two woman speaking excitedly inside a supermarket please.






Letter thirty-three - Day thirty-five of your vacation

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 02:25 AM PST

Dearest J,

Another windy day here at home.  The nights have been cool if not cold at times.

I dropped Aunt Vickie & Jenny off at Sentral to catch a train home.  Mama is still recovering from the bad cough and now on new medicine for her sore throat.  Everyone's been complaining to me that she is not eating enough to get well.  I know if you were here she would listen to only you.  She is very manja with me, she said she would eat more if I am around.  I will go there more to eat with her ok don't worry.

Having a rather productive day so far.  My calendar is getting busy with bookings and enquiries. Spend the day doing up song lists for clients and sending emails to musicians. I look forward to sing, sing, sing.

Here's a pic for you, from my last wedding gig last month.  TP was the emcee.  I played with a new band that evening as Cher Siang & gang were abroad then...Kiat on bass, Kevin on sax and Terrence on keyboard.

Am going out for dinner and hopefully a movie with Peter & gang!  A movie!!

I miss you alot!!!

B

Here's a song for  you before I go, it's called Sing.


Sing, sing a song

Sing out loud

Sing out strong

Sing of good things not bad

Sing of happy not sad



(*) sing, sing a song

Make it simple to last

Your whole life long

Don't worry that it's not

Good enough for anyone

Else to hear

Just sing, sing a song



La la la la la

La la la la la la...



Sing, sing a song

Let the world sing along

Sing of love there could be

Sing for you and for me


Where is GOD?

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 02:40 AM PST

Last time when they are still virgins ... Elik n Dale dem notti one. Everytime anything go wrong in the village sure they do one! Tat is how notti they both are!

The whole village tat time dem hing Kristian la ... so temple all close down no business ... then one day Elik's n Dale's parents heard got one new priest come to the church to work edi ... this priest dem powderfool one ... at the last village he worked in ... he sucksesfooly turned all the gangsta into Priest also ... u say powderfool anot?

So both their parents also wanna send Elik n Dale to the Priest so he can do his magic on them n turn them into pussies la LOL!

The day has kam ... Elik n Dale were sent together gether to the Priest .... the priest then bling them into am empty room with only 2 chairs ... asked them to sit down and proceed with the pussy-fying porcess lol!

The Priest Suddenly shout loud loud at them


Priest : WHERE IS GOD?!!!


Elik n Dale omos shat (past tense for shit la!) in their pants that time let the priest sked 9 dou .... befoh they can recuperate the priest again shout at them


Priest : WHERE IS GOD?!!!


Now Elik n Dale dem 9 stoned edi ... their eyes opened wide wide, mouth also opened wide wide n their balls shrunk! Befoh they can finish mindfuck with themself the Priest raised his voice and shout at their fugly face again ...


Priest : WHERE IS GODDD??!?!!?


This time his voice is like thunder .... this time both Elik n Dale beh tahan edi ... Elik screamed like a girl n run out of the room like a faggot while Dale following behind him running like a faggot too (but less faggot then Elik la .. Elik more faggoty one) WUAHAHAHAHA!!!

Both these faggots run back to Elik's house n hide in the closet whole nite... (god knows wtf they both doing in the closet tat nite) den the nx morning kan ... Elik's oldman found both of them in the closet la ... his oldman kick them out of the closet and start interrogating them ...

Elik's fader : WTF u both doing in the closet whole nite?!
Elik : daddy (see??! i told u hes sissy one .. so old edi still call daddy lol!) this time really hailat man!
Elik's fader : Why hailat?! WTF u do tis time? i thot i sent u to the priest to be pussified one?
Elik : Daddy this time its very very big wok wan!!!
Elik's fader : then stop being a pussy n tell me wat u did la MCH!
Elik : GOD is missing and the Priest think WE KIDNAPPED HIM!!!
Dale : *nods nods*


Mencukur Rambut Dengan Super Rechargeable Trimmer.

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 11:01 PM PST


Grrr grrr ! Kasik potong sama diaaa ! haah tau takut !

tamatlah jangka hayat ko ! hahahaa

i feel super !!

teruskan aktiviti dengan gagah !

steady...

job almost complete ! tadaaa !

Woah, takde teknik atau skill yang diperlukan ! Cuma tekan button on, dan lakukan dengan segera...keh keh keh...aktiviti di hujung minggu, saya telah mencukur rambut ayah kesayangan saya. Grrrr ! Tak perlu pergi kedai gunting mamak, saya ni pencukur bulu yang hebat !

p/s : ni memang aktiviti wajib hujung minggu bersama daddy tercinta ; ) mood : muke aku berminyak...grrr
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Three-Cup Squid (三杯小卷)

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 10:13 PM PST


Gambar Bogel Artis Paling Popular.

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 09:39 PM PST


Gempak ! Korang mencari gambar bogel lisa surihani ke ? Sumpah, dalam blog aku ni suci. Tak pernah ade gambar gambar bogel artis ke, gambar bogel model tempatan ke. Aku tak buat perkara perkara centu...Ayat memang nak panas je dalam blog ni. Tapi sekadar permainan harian je...takde kena mengena dengan yang hidup atau yang mati. keh keh keh. 

Layan gambar monyet jap. Perghh monyet ni macam tengah...erm...tengah kenyang kot?

carian artis bogel...

P/s : Dalam blog ini ade gak gambar bogel bogel. Tapi gambar bogel Guinea Pig aku ler ! Happy blogging yall, jangan marah ye...chow !
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'Gerakan down, but not out' but 'on the way out' and 'MCA is certainly OUT'!

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 09:36 PM PST

Gerakan may be down, but it's not out of action or irrelevant, said party president Koh Tsu Koon.

gerakan congress 071110 koh tsu koonContrary to the claims of its detractors who have tried to portray Gerakan as being "useless" and "hopeless", Koh (left) said the party was as dynamic and attractive as ever, promising the entry of 20,000 new members into the party from all states as well as another 5,000 people will be joining Gerakan.
Koh said all this in addition to the entry into the party of an independent assemblyman in Pahang, two assemblypersons and their supporters in the Sandakan as well as the Kota Kinabalu area, noting that a prominent leader and his supporters in Tawau had joined earlier this year.


Travie McCoy - We’ll Be Alright Lyrics

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 08:56 PM PST



Travie McCoy - We'll Be Alright Lyrics

Travie McCoy - We'll Be Alright Lyrics

We are young, we run free
Stay up late, we don't sleep
Got our friends, got the night
We'll be alright

Tonight you won't be by your self-self
Just leave your problems on the shelf-shelf
You won't wanna be nowhere else-else
So let's go, so let's go (we got the club like)

(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) and all the girls sayin'
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) the whole world sayin'
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) yeah, yeah, come on let's
Get drunk, toast it up, we don't give a fu—

We are young, we run free
Stay up late, we don't sleep
Got our friends, got the night
We'll be alright

Throw our hands in the air
Pretty girls everywhere
Got our friends, got the night
We'll be alright

(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) alright, alright, alright
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) ah, ah, ah, ah
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) alright, alright, alright
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) ah, ah, ah, ah

We walk the streets like we don't care-care
Our middle fingers in the air-air
So come and join us if you dare-dare
Yeah let's go, yeah let's go (we got the club like)

(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) and all the girls sayin'
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) the whole world sayin'
(hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo) yeah, yeah, come on let's
Get drunk, toast it up, we don't give a fu—

We are young, we run free
Stay up late, we don't sleep
Got our friends, got the night
We'll be alright

Throw our hands in the air
Pretty girls everywhere
Got our friends, got the night
We'll be alright

It feels like, ahh-ah-ah-ah-ah
(It feels good, don't it?) ahh-ah-ah-ah-ah
(yo, yo, yeah, d-don't it?) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(yeah) We'll be alright (ahh!)

It feels like, ahh-ah-ah-ah-ah
(It feels good, don't it?) ahh-ah-ah-ah-ah
(yo, yo, yeah, d-don't it?) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(yeah) We'll be alright (uh-huh, ha-ha)

We are young, we run free
Stay up late, we don't sleep
Got our friends, got the night
We'll be alright

Throw our hands in the air
(ahh-ah-ah-ah-ah)
Pretty girls everywhere
(ahh-ah-ah-ah-ah)
Got our friends, got the night
(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
We'll be alright




Kesha - Cannibal Lyrics

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 08:51 PM PST



Kesha - Cannibal Lyrics

Kesha - Cannibal Lyrics

Rawr! Rawr!
I have a heart, I swear I do
But just not, baby, when it comes to you
I get so hungry when you say you love me
Hush if you know what's good for you
I think you're hot, I think you're cool
You're the kind of guy I'd stalk in school
But now that I'm famous, you're up my anus
Now I'm gonna eat you, fool!

[chorus]
I eat boys up
Breakfast and lunch
Then, when I'm thirsty, I drink their blood
Carnivore, animal, I am a cannibal
I eat boys up
You better run
I am cannibal! (Cannibal, cannibal, I am!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal! I'll eat you up!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal, cannibal, I am!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal! I'll eat you up!)

Whenever you tell me I'm pretty
That's when the hunger really hits me
Your little heart goes pitter patter
I want your liver on a platter
Use your finger to stir my tea
Then, for dessert, I'll suck your teeth
Be too sweet and you'll be a goner
Yep, I'll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer

[Chorus]

I eat boys up
Breakfast and lunch
Then, when I'm thirsty, I drink their blood
Carnivore, animal, I am a cannibal
I eat boys up
You better run
I am cannibal! (Cannibal, cannibal, I am!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal! I'll eat you up!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal, cannibal, I am!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal! I'll eat you up!)

Oh-whoa-whoa-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh!
Oh-whoa-whoa-oh-oh!

I am cannibal! (Cannibal, cannibal, I am!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal! I'll eat you up!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal, cannibal, I am!)
I am cannibal! (Cannibal! I'll eat you up!)

I love you
I warned you
Rawr!




PGHK #275 80's

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 06:16 PM PST

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If you're in your fourties and thirties, you can probably relate very well with this topic. Since the fashion cycle has come back to the 80's style, that's excactly what we'll talk about. All about the 1980's.

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Writing a Memoir and Learning from Eat Pray Love

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 07:22 PM PST

For the first time in my life, after seeing a movie, I'm actually reading the book, which is Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love.  My wife, who was in Hong Kong, asked me if I wanted anything.  Initially I replied, "I'm fine," but the next day I thought of the book and asked her to pick up a copy at the airport, so she brought it home yesterday. 

Now I'm a third the way through it, having completed the part on Italy.  I wasn't planning on reading the book right away since I was already in the middle of book that I began to read while in the middle of another book, and didn't want to put that aside for this third book.  I prefer to work my way through one book to the end before starting another, which is how I managed to complete 150 books in the last three years.  If I start abandoning books for other books like I used to do, I hardly finished anything.  But Eat Pray Love will be an exception, since it's for work. 

Eat, Pray, Love


I got this book because I was in the midst of another first, a memoir about the year following my divorce (beginning the very day the divorce was made official).  Although it was the worst year of my life, a roller-coaster of emotions that I barely survived, literally, it was also a year of triumph, on many fronts.  An amazing year, actually; worthy, of say, a book.  It's been over a decade now, though I'm still working in my mind how this all came about, how it all could have gone horribly wrong (it nearly train wrecked my life in several different areas), and how I some how got through it all in one piece, culminating with an end-of-the-year-victory that surprised everyone, especially my lawyer, who flatly told me, "That's impossible."

By writing about it, I wanted to bury a few ghosts, and I also thought this story would benefit others, too, so long that I reigned in the bitterness over the mean petty stuff that people inflict one another after they are legally divorced, and keep it all in perspective, this bigger picture of survival that I have in mind.  Rereading my detailed journal, full of quotes, too (I was happy to see), brought plenty of surprises, things I had totally forgotten, like, in the midst of all this court drama, I not only fell in love (which truly saved my life) but was also in Anna and the King.    

Since most of that year cut to the core and brought back a slew of bad memories, I admit that writing this has been a challenge, so I wanted to see how Elizabeth Gilbert dealt with the ugliness of her own divorce, on paper.  I also wanted to see how she framed the book, structured it, and the little things like, what tense did she write it in (pleasantly surprised that she wrote it in present tense), and was it strictly a chronological narrative, and if so, how did she handle the days/dates – or where they even important?  

For her they weren't, but for my story they are since it involves two court cases—a court case within a court case that overwhelmed the original case because the potential fallout affected my very freedom in Malaysia.  The nearer I got to those impending dates, and an even bigger one later, the more things started to heat up.  So much stuff was happening, enough stuff to wreck anyone's year, but for me, that was only one week, and the following week would get a whole lot worse—and this would go on, it seemed, week after week, plus all the other stuff that happened in my life.

Since a strict time line seemed necessary for most of that year, I was finding it tedious by around page 30 because of these days and dates:  "On Tuesday, 21 January... then on Thursday...and on the Saturday, 26 January," so I was wondering, should I just do this in a diary form and put the dates on the top, and then focus only on the days that were relevant.  This could work, but I didn't want to go that route if I could avoid it.

I had other issues to resolve, too, and I thought reading Eat Pray Love, since it was so famously successful, could point me in the right direction, if not for this book, then another memoir that I was keen on writing about, a journey I took 25 years ago en route to Malaysia, whereby I backpacked on my own for six months to places like Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Pakistan, only to end up with dysentery in Nepal.

Both of these books have been on my mind for years, and I decided I needed to write both books for myself and for my children (what, you spent three days on a felucca on the Nile, and stayed in a cave in Petra?), yet also make the story universal for others, too. 

I figured if you're going to write a good memoir you better read some good memoirs to see how others have done it, to give yourself some options.  Since the movie resonated with me on so many different levels, I thought, I needed get the book, read it, learn from it, and get back to writing my own books that I hope will be equally as successful as Eat Pray Love.  Naturally all writers want, as Gilbert referred to it while speaking at TED, that "freakish success".   Bring it on!

Then, after quickly deducing who Richard from Texas is, and verifying that fact on Google, I was both startled and delighted to read that he ended up on Oprah twice and was even writing a memoir, but then on 8 March 2010, he suddenly died in his sleep, at age 62.  A little of me died, too.  It will sadden me knowing that fact when I read the next section of the book on India.  Yet it will also remind me, that hey, you don't have all the time in the world to write your memoirs (and your other books), so if you're going to do it, buckle down and just do it, and get on with your life!             
                                                  -Robert Raymer, Borneo Expat Writer


Shopaholic repents

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 06:34 PM PST

Last Tue night i almost fainted because it was 11:57PM before i realized i haven't paid my credit card bill fml.

Logged in to my bank account frantically before the maintenance started and i fainted again when i saw my actual credit card bill figure.

T___T

How. On. Earth. Did. I. Manage. To. Spend. So. Much.

Then i realized i totally asked for it.

Cuz i was going to Japan and all and i thought it would make sense to bring less cash but have more money with you so you feel secure, right? Right right right? In case you saw that Japan Limited bag, or Liz Lisa fukubukuro, or 345913 pairs of to-die-for boots. Right?

So i made a request.

And the worse thing is, it got approved.

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FML.

Have to eat grass for the next two months.

So then i was having a chat with my friend about how ridiculously much i spent the last month and he was like, "don't be too harsh on yourself, don't feel too bad about it, money can always earn back one", and i was like, "Siao ah, the whole point of spending money is supposed to make me feel good, so if i end up feeling shit about it then what's the point?"

A bit of a Catch 22 here.

Spend also cannot don't spend also cannot FML. But to be honest i really love the feeling of buying things with a magnetic stripe card due to the simple fact that it is not money. If i have to pay cash to buy a, say, Harvey Norman sofa, i probably will die of heartache half way counting my notes. T_T

But with credit card you can just swipe, sign, and never look at your credit card bill ever again. (Hide them behind your toilet seat or burn them if you must).

Until you actually have to pay for them.

T____T

Lesson learnt. There's only one way to solve the root of all evil. And it is as simple and clichéd as the age-old advise: Don't spend more than you can afford, ie, BURN YOUR CREDIT CARD.

Instead, get a debit card.

Advantages:

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1. Still solve your cash-less problem. First of all, I never have to carry too much cash on me. Cash =dangerous in Malaysia. T_T

2. The Highest Cash Back. Up to 2% rebates whenever, wherever you swipe. MEANS MORE MONEY TO SHOP YO! But since my deposits is not that high, right now it is only 1% cash back. Wait will i get richer, then i shall be upgraded!

3. Absolute Convenience: Combines all the functions of an ATM card with the absolute convenience of shopping in the entire world.

4. Absolute control: Deducts purchase amounts direct from your bank account. I can decide the limit i want, need not go through the who application with the bank.

5. (This one is a bonus point for kiam people like me) No stupid RM50 service tax! HA BEAT THAT!!!

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My new baby.

Still buys me good meal.

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Still a shopaholic (bought two bolster because err… it was Buy 1 Free 1) not a wiser one. :P

Got to my.alliancedebitcard.com to find out more on how you can control your wallet!



Ailyl Mystery GiveAway !

Posted: 07 Nov 2010 05:58 PM PST

Aku ni titibe je rase nak jadik cute macam minah blogger sorang ni kan ! Hahaha...so aku pon menggedikkan diri memilih untuk tak stadi dan menceburkan diri dalam kontes beliau ni ! Grrr...rasa cam nak jadik kartunis plak bile join contest ni hahahaha...terhibur aku buat kontes die ni weh !

Sebenarnye aku tak pernah tahu pon blog si minah jepun ni. Masa blogwalk, tibe tibe je nampak cam blog dia ceria semacam je kan...pastu ade contest cute plak tu. Tak payah nak perah perah otak macam kontes kontes lain...ape yang diperlukan hanyelah keberanian menggunakan warna, ecewwahah !

(kat sini aku selitkan syair, masa aku tulis kisah kartun bernama ailyl ni aku bersyair la..so kalau korang bace, kene buat nada bersyair ok? paham tak ape cikgu terangkan ni adik adik? grrr sila bersyair !)
Rangkap pertama Syair : 
Tersebutlah kisah ~ Seorang blogger ~
Yang bernama ailyl ~ Yang suke lah make up ~
Muke beliau ~ Macam lah jepun ~
Diberi panggilan ~ Harajuku Girls ~

Rangkap kedua Syair :  
Beliau berangan ~ Nak jadi blogger popular ~
Masuk lah auditon ~ Malaysian Mysterious Blogger ~
Beliau pun make up ~ Macamlah artist ~
Tapi beliau ~ Cuma pakai pyjamas suit ~

Rangkap ketiga Syair : 
Sekianlah kisah ~ si minah blogger ~
Suka berangan ~ nak jadi minah jepun ~
Kalau tak menang audition ~ beliau tak kesah ~
Beliau gigih, terus berusaha ~
 Pergh, hebat gak aku bersyair ni. 
Lari gak pitching aku time bersyair tadi...hahahah !


Kenangan gambar Ailyl pergi audition Malaysia Mysterious Blogger ;)


Tadaaaa ! Final make over...hahahah...seronotnyee ;)

Ape yang Ailyl pakai masa pergi Audition tu ? Grrr...kelakar sehh ! Simple tapi tetap cute tau ! So sebagai make up artist beliau, aku bangga laaa sebab aku dapat hasilkan model yang cute ni kan ! Ni antara aksesori yang dipakai oleh Ailyl :

Rambut : Red and Blonde Highlight. Ni giler ni...sebenarnye aku memang suke perempuan highlight rambut colour ni...cuma aku kan pakai todong, so dpt cuci mata pun jadilah.

Skin colour : Pale skin. Wajib lah, mesti pale skin sebab kalau skin colour gelap, tak sesuai lah dengan rambut Ailyl yang dah kena highlight dengan merah tu...wah wah !

Pink Smokey Eyes : Perghh part ni memang paling mencabar ! Aku tak pernah buat smokey eyes kat mate sendiri. So kirenye Ailyl ni jadi bahan eksperimen aku la ni. Menjadi plak tu...Ailyl lainkali ko pergi detim ko buat Pink Smokey Eyes ni ok ! Geram tak...

Greyish Eyes : Aku suka greyish eyes, memang sesuai dengan pale skin colour lah ! Hihihi...baru nampak kejepunan sikit kan. Kalau nak pakai hazel, tak mengancam sangat lah !

False Lashes : Wahhh bulu mata palsu pon Ailyl pakai ke ? Giler hebat kot mak andam ni. Hahaha...lebat tu bulu mata tu...penat aku curl !

Orange Lipstick : Inspirasi daripada girls yang pakai red higlight, diorang selalunye gandingkan dengan orange lipstick. Lagipun sesuai dengan warna skin tone yang pucat tu ;)

Bunny Pyjamas Suit : Harujuku Girls kenalah pakai yang cute kan ! So aku amik conteng gambar black and white bunny serta tapak tapak kaki nya...hehehe !

Pinky Crocs : Simple sudeh ! Senang Ailyl nak berjalan jalan pakai crocs. Maklumlah, sekarang ni kan musim banjir...pakai crocs la senang !

No. Giliran Audition : 6699 ! Tu nombor bertuah tu...hehehe sebenarnye tu nombor telefon aku la ! Grrr...Cantik kan..cantik !

Amacam Ailyl, ko terhibur tak dengan persembahan aku...ke ko nak aku rakaM video bersyair pasal doodle ko ni ? Keh keh keh...tahniah la Ailyl sebab aku suke laa contest ko ni. Menghiburkan hati aku yang lara...hahaha !
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RSS Feeds on iTalk Whoa!

Posted: 08 Nov 2010 01:34 AM PST

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