Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 08 ...

Today is December 31, 2008, and it's time for me to reflect my ups and downs of this year. First I need to thank God that nothing bad had happened to myself, my uncle passed away in Mecca sad news for the family, and my friends, everyone beside me were happy and healthy, which I was truly glad!

It's hard to believe another twelve months had passed already, and here we were, back at the post for my memoirs of 2008.

So as I look back on 2008, I am glad to be letting go …to be ending another year. It was a year full of good and bad things…but in the end it was a very positive year. I am looking forward to 2009…a fresh start…a new beginning.Happy 2009!

Wow what a year 2008 was! I wish you the best for 2009!!!!



Tuesday, December 30, 2008

send love…

I was kinda sick during X'mas so I couldnt really enjoy all the good food... I’m sending tons of healing energy and a very healthy future. I’m sure Rosie was in the best of hands because Papa Bear is such a wonderful Hubby! I hope she feels better as soon as possible. Hopefully today she is already back to her adorable self. As you rest and heal, know that you are thought of warmly and wished a quick recovery.


♥ ZED birthday ♥

On your birthday lots of people are thinking of you. I just wanted to let you know that I am one of them.Hope your day is the best ever Zed.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Weekend @ the movies

DMG & I saw two movies recently, Slumdog Millionaire and Doubt.
Slumdog is a story about a young man, Jamal, who is on the brink of winning the Indian version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire.” Through a series of interrogations (and torture) by the police who believe he cheated, the story unfolds in flashbacks. One slice of his life for each question he answered on that show.

This is an English language film set in Mumbai and directed by Danny Boyle, the same guy who did Trainspotting. I love this guy’s work, particularly the camera angles and the breakneck pacing of the story which moves, moves, moves.

There were some moments in this film when I was on the verge of tears, but his movie doesn’t really ask for audience pity. Yeah these kids are street orphans, but they are survivors and seeing them win every battle is what really makes you cry. Go see that if you get a chance, it is my favorite movie of 2008.
Doubt - There was something about this movie that was missing. The performances were good, the storyline was good, but I felt like it didn't grip me. I didn't care. I didn't really care if the priest had done it, I didn't care about the kid that may have been abused and I didn't really care about the nun who suspected him. Although a good movie on the surface, I wasn't at all engaged and it therefore left me wanting something more and not getting it.

Slumdog Millionaire - One of the year's best...


Friday, December 26, 2008

The one where I miss my friends like a sad sap.

Perhaps its because its the holidays, or perhaps because this is the first time in months where I had no obligation besides work therefore leaving me copious amounts of time to sit around and dare I say, think, but yesterday I was hit with an overwhelming sadness of missing my friends. I have very few people in this world who I consider to be true, lifelong friends ( to think that 60 people will be trusted, gracious friends forever is just kind of foolish I think). So to those very few who I love dearly but are all spread out across states, and even continents away right now I’d just like to say, I miss you, deeply.

This is the second time in years that we won’t see each other for the holidays. I realized the other day that this is the time where we don’t have some sort of point where we’ll all be in the same place at the same time. No holidays, no road trips, no weddings. For the first time ever I honestly have no idea when I’ll get to see my friends again, and its killing me.
Hope you guys had a very merry christmas and that you get a happy new year! I was kinda sick during X'mas so I couldnt really enjoy all the good food... not sure if I've the energy to do my shopping today on Boxing Day !!! I need to get myself a new digital camera !!!
So to my friends, even though we’re all separated by states and time zones and oceans this year, I want to tell you that I love you all so much, and I hope that you all have the best possible holidays. I hope we can all get together sometime next year, but until then, Merry Christmas. I love you guys.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snowy day in Toronto...

Have a great snow day !!!



I just wanted to wish everyone who happens across my little blog a very merry Chrismukkah and a Happy New Year.I hope you had an awesome time with your loved one’s.

Merry Chrismukkah ! everyone !

Best wishes,


Sunday, December 21, 2008

…and Many More


Betty Boo

December is a month with many celebrations so here’s a post for happy birthdays!

I wanted to give a little shout out today, in honor of my friends , Betty Boo & Farid . Yesterday is #($& birthday…hmm, that’s funny, my number keys don’t seem to be working. Oh, shame!

Enjoy your birthday, gurls — you girls deserve it!


Friday, December 19, 2008

21 Advices ...

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.

THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.

FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.

SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.

SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.

TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.

ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.

TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN! .. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'

FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.

SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.

EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice

TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone. A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

I got this from my friend " Bill " Nice to read !!!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

He likes me…he likes me not

At this very moment I am asking myself if you "don't know what" likes me or not ???

It takes TWO people to have a relationship. You cannot love for Two, You cannot heal for TWO and you surely cannot LIVE for TWO!!Love is a two way street and two people must WANT to be together to make it work over time.

As relationships grow, they change and metamorphosise, as with all things in this world. And as we ourselves change and experience change around us, we need to share our experiences and feelings with those close to us, or we grow apart because we know not what is happening with each other, inside our hearts and heads. At the start of a relationship we think that we know everything that is happening in the other person – the whole ‘soulmate’ is strongly felt – but that is something that needs to be worked on through time, and closely nurtured. It is easy to assume we know what our partners are thinking – but we are frequently wrong, and clarifying what they are thinking and saying is essential. It is commonly said that communication is the key to a good relationship and it remains true. But communication isn’t just talking, it’s also about providing an environment in which the other person is comfortable to say anything that is on their mind, even things that they think might be upsetting to us. And this is often a challenge. I think it’s also important to realise that a partner or soulmate cannot be everything and everyone to us – we need interaction with others, as it is unreasonable to expect just one person can provide everything we need in our lives. Working on these things can be difficult, but will bring endless warmth and love to a relationship.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Al-Fatihah ...

Innalillahi wa innalillahi rajiuun
I would like to express my deepest sympathies on the recent passing of my uncle in Mecca, Mohd Sebli Haji Bojeng. My thoughts & prayers are with his family... The rest immediate family will be back to Malaysia this Monday.
Semoga amal ibadahmu diterima Allah

Dan keluarga yang ditinggalkan diberikan kesabaran

Amin ya rabbal alamin…


Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas lights… a delight of the season!

Meet up with a few gym friends and done LOTS of Christmas shopping in Toronto, which I'm still trying hard not to remember how much I've spent!

Although it's freezing cold here, with all the Christmas lights, window displays and decorations, Toronto really gives you that 'classic' yet 'joyful' Christmas feels, and I'm totally in love with it!

P/S : Betty Boo hope you like it !!!! :)


Monday, December 8, 2008

Salam Aidiladha

Here’s wishing Salam Aidiladha to all Muslims out there. Hope it’s not too late…

How are you guys doing today? First of all, I’d like to wish everyone Salam Aidiladha, especially to Bapak, *aunties, *pakciks, *cousins is currently in Mecca , friends, brothers, sisters and my anak buahs. To all my non-Muslim family and friends, Happy Frosty Morning.

Here I am again, celebrating Aidiladha by myself in Toronto. Got up this morning in a quiet house and got ready to work. I left early this morning so that I could be in the office early, before 9, I presumed. Yeah, you can guess where am I now.No chicken curry, no rendang, nasi impit, satay gravy, raya cakes nor raya biscuits. I prepared peanut butter sandwich and a banana for my lunch. I guess, those are my ‘raya food’. LOL. :D

It’s freezing and flurries this morning. Be careful when you are walking on ice. It’s slippery. Watch out the ice! Wear good shoes and appropriate one. It was -2 degree around 7am and we may have sunshine spells later. Anyway, keep warm, you guys.

Take care and love always from me. Hugs and kisses only from me to everyone. (Can you ’see’ I am giving away flying kisses and my arms are trying to hug you? hehehhe…just joking )


Friday, December 5, 2008

Pottery Painting Party

Last nite, I went pottery painting party at (for the first time!) in what was a much-needed day o' fun. The concept is simple: You show up, pick a piece of bisque (formed but unglazed pottery), bring your own treats and make the piece your own. You can paint anything from salt&pepper shakers, to enormous platters, to garden gnomes! It just costs $8.00 for the studio fee and then you pay for any and all pieces you paint. I know these sort of places have been around since 1990-something, but I am just now addicted. I couldn't stop after just one coffee mug! The only bummer is that you have to wait a few days for them to fire your pieces. I can't even wait to see how everyone's turn out!

Next entry I tunjuk kat uoollsss hasil kerje I , OK !!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Senegal Baby, Our little angel ...

Angel was a hand fed Senegal baby that we purchased at a bird breeder in Innisfil ( for only $600.00. She beamed with personality from the moment we seen her. Squashing her face up against the cage doing her best to gain some attention.

The trip home was a long and cold one, so it was lucky Angel stay in her box. DMG had been waiting for his own parrot for over two years and we decided to get one.

They were the best of friends after a gentle introduction. Angel loved to act like a baby when she spoke or sang to him. Angel only went into her cage to sleep and spent most of the day exploring or sitting on someone shoulder. They both seemed to get so excited when DMG would get home from work.


Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy Birthday D.I.H.A

Two tips on your birthday:

1) Forget the past, you can't change it.
2) Forget the present, I didn't get you one.

Happy Birthday Diha @ Mek Ha! To many more!


World AIDS Day 2008

I remember when I first heard about AIDS in the eighties. I was only a teenager and I recall how people were shocked and afraid.

In those days AIDS was still so misunderstood that people were afraid to touch a person, even a child, who might have aids.

It is sad that today’s youth have never known a world without AIDS.

Today is World AIDS Day and I’m joining Bloggers Unite in their efforts to increase awareness about this terrible disease. May we again know a world without AIDS.

Today bloggers have been asked to unite for a cause - World AIDS Day 2008.