Khamis, Julai 31, 2008

Files

s: ouh
selamat bergelumang dgn dokumen
:D


Guess what, my friend.
Bukan sahaja bergelumang, malah tertimbus. Literally.

Adeh, saket pinggang.

Rabu, Julai 30, 2008

My Confession

Khabar yang telah membuat jiwa berlagu riang, hati menjadi senang, jantung berdegup kencang, kaki melompat bintang.

Giliran Afgan ke Malaysia


AFGAN cukup popular dengan lagu Terima Kasih Cinta.


PERTAMA kali Papa mendengarkan lagu hitnya, Terima Kasih Cinta, Papa sudah jatuh cinta kerana lagu dan liriknya yang begitu menyentuh perasaan meskipun ia adalah komposisi yang cukup ringkas.


Lantas apabila Papa berkunjung ke Indonesia tidak berapa lama dulu, Papa tidak ketinggalan untuk mendapatkan album pertamanya yang berjudul Confession No.1.


Apa yang membuatkan Papa terkejut ialah apabila melihatkan tuan empunya dirinya yang masih muda iaitu 19 tahun tetapi vokalnya, bagaikan penyanyi dewasa.

Tidak dinafikan lagu-lagunya dalam album itu memang sedap-sedap belaka. Bukanlah untuk memuji tinggi tetapi itulah hakikat yang perlu diterima.

Mungkin ada yang akan tanya, siapa Afgan atau nama penuhnya, Afgan Syah Reza ni. Kalau semua nak tahu, Afgan ini juga antara penyanyi baru yang mula menyinar dan kini mendapat perhatian di Indonesia.

Membawakan jalur muzik pop dan R&B, tidak mustahil, Afgan dengan mudah meraih populariti sekelip mata.

Apa yang Papa dengar, kerana itu juga, ada pihak dari Malaysia yang sudah pun menyatakan minat untuk membawa Afgan datang ke Malaysia.

Kalau tidak silap Papa, mungkin selepas Hari Raya nanti, Afgan akan datang untuk pelancaran albumnya dan juga mengadakan showcase.

Kawan baik Papa, Diva La Vida mesti teruja kan?
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Credits Utusan Malaysia


Kawan-kawan saya pun mesti ada yang teruja,kan? :-D

rumble grumble

Do you know that feeling, despite the smiles and the laughter, you still feel hallow inside? Like ada yg tak kena?

Like you're sad? Like tears wells up in your eyes for no apparent reason? Like you want to run away but not sure from what, or whom?

It's happening to me and I wonder why.

The security guards in CSR has always been great to me. Today, this one guy saluted me from afar. He said, he hasn't seen me being 'ceria' for quite some time, so he did that to get me to smile. So I did. Hahaha...it's not the first time he made this sort of comments about me, and I've blogged about him before too.
There's one who calls me 'puteri'.
There's another who calls me 'Datin'.
And another who would always tell me I looked good (despite the lousy uniform).
I should thank them, for making life in CSR bearable.

I shall now try to smile like I am not faking it.

p/s: or i could do the normal trick which is to blame pms for every single teeny weeny thing. but i am not pre-menstruating. Semoga Allah kurniakan petunjuk...amin, aminn, aminnn.

btw. Yatt, Liyana, Peon, Faatin kuasa dua, korang memang rempit tertunda.

Sabtu, Julai 26, 2008

KRU Posse, yo!

About a month ago, Ili called me to ask, "is KRU having a concert of some sort in july?" And I was like.."whaaa...?? I don't know... are they?? Why are u asking me? Do you know that I was..." Ili sniggered. "I know." Ouh.

And back then we confidently decided, nope, not going. Haha.

Wayyyyyyy before I became a Sheilagank, I was a KRU Posse thru and thru. Specs Rayban, Windbreaker, Bandana. My fave KRU member initially was Yusry, then berpaling arah ke Abang Long coz he's the brain of the group. Dari Hanya Kau ke Mengerti, to Janji Tinggal Janji dan Awas, Di Dalam Dilema, Ooh La La!, Vendetta, Dua, Setia Bersama, Ke Pintu Syurga, For You, Bidadari, Sayang, Perpisahan Terasing...even Yusry's Dekat Padamu, saya masih hafal lagu2 tersebut dan banyakkkkk lagi discography mereka. (ternyata, byk 'sampah' dalam otak. patut belajar lembab. haish)

But still, it came as a surprise to me that I actually said yes when Shamam called me up 3 days ago, asked me if I'd like to go to KRU's 16th Anniversary Showcase, the same one that Ili mentioned. Konon dah macam, huh?? KRU?? KONON. Dan tadi malam, berangkatlah Ili, Sor, Shamam and saya ke Ruums, and our kru posse side yg lama terkurung telah diunleash tak hengat punya.

Secara ringkas, Aznil was being Aznil, Flava was forgettable (to that guy with the freak haircut, tolonglah potong rambut anda, demi alam sekitar), Dafi dan Adam was so-so, Ladylike (a new girl-band from Sweden) hancur (they sang Candy's "Demam" and Ratu's "Teman Tapi Mesra" in English, tapi sumbang mambang, menari hancus, and someone should tell them that skimpy clothes doesn't necessarily mean sexy). Sleeq lived up to their name (I was quite impressed), The Lima comel2 je nyanyi lagu dangdut (and Taura itu aduhai...deg-degan dibuatnya), we missed Edry's performance, but for us the night only started when The Lima, Dafi dan Adam mula menyanyi lagu2 KRU. Terus kami bingkas bangkit meninggalkan kerusi dan menyanyi bersama lagu2 soundtrack zaman kanak2 ku. Mengerti, Awas, Fanatik, Ooh La La, Dua...merasa 10 tahun lebih muda, y'all! Ehem. Abang Long masih boleh rap, okay. (masih single juga, ehem)

Thanks Shamam, for the tics. I had funnnn!

Here's a little something about them:

KRU is 16 and living the dream. SHUIB TAIB finds out what the talented siblings are up amidst of their current success.

KRU can easily lay claim to being one of the most successful entertainment groups in Malaysia.

Arriving at their three-storey office, which they have been occupying for more than 10 years, I spotted three black BMWs of different models parked in front, symbols of their success.

Their office comprises three recording studios, a mini theatre, a CGI studio, three editing suites and a dubbing studio. Next to it is its merchandise store called Kalcha.

But if you were to ask the guys, they would have told you that having your own record label was furthest from their minds when they signed up with international record label EMI 16 years ago.

Indeed, it was in 1992 when brothers Norman, Yusry and Edry first burst onto the music scene with its brand of pop music.

“When we went to EMI, it was actually not an audition but more like an job interview.

“Edry was still in his school uniform. Through a friend, EMI got hold of our demo and when they met us, they asked us questions like ‘where do you see yourself in five years?’

“We told them that someday we would like to have our own studio,” recalled Norman, 36.

The idea of a record label only came much later, he said.

“We wanted a studio because we were so much into music and the production process. But they said we have to first be artistes. So we said, ‘let’s do it’,” explained Edry, 32.

“Usually boy bands only sing songs but we were involved in the creative process as well. To be honest, Norman was the only one who enjoyed being onstage all these years. We never did like the limelight. If you remember when we started, it was me and Edry at the back with our music instruments,” said Yusry, 35.

Although KRU signed with EMI on May 19, the talented siblings chose June 6 as its anniversary because it was the date they started their record label.

What are their celebration plans?

“We will celebrate with a bang. Previously, we organised ballroom performances but they were boring. It’s better for us to get close to our fans and so a showcase is more relevant. What better place than the venue for our first concert in 1993 — the Life Centre in Kuala Lumpur,” said Norman.

“At the time, when we performed there, we thought we were on top of the world. Wow! So many people came. Of course, now the place feels much smaller!” laughed Edry.

Still, fans of KRU will be in for a treat.

“We will showcase talents under our label. They are from Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Altogether, we have seven artistes. It’s a great platform to recap what has happened throughout the years.

“The whole idea is to remember how it all started, about living the dream and believing in it as well.

“The company is still a ‘teenager’ so it will be a sweet 16 birthday. It’s important for us to organise this event. I hope people will look at KRU’s success beyond being singers, actors or whatever. Look at the substance behind it. And by the way, Edry will also perform for the first time as a solo artiste,” said Norman.

“Yes, I dumped them!” said Edry, eliciting laughter from Norman and Yusry.

“Once in a while, I do enjoy performing. It’s not something that we hate, but at the same time it’s not something we love that much, either. Both me and Edry prefer to be in the background while Norman is more of a people person. Just look at the way he talks ... like a politician,” said Yusry.

Norman, meanwhile, said he “doesn’t actually like recording”.

“I prefer going on tours and doing all the fun stuff,” he added.

“Yes, and score with the chicks,” quipped Edry.

“No, I’m still a virgin!” exclaimed Norman, much to our amusement.

While most artistes will use their first pay cheque to purchase the latest attire, shoes, make-up, car and what-not, the guys’ thoughts revolve around business.

“We bought a keyboard with our first payment. Yes, it was invested back into the company. We still have it,” said Edry.

Norman explained: “We started the group first and by default we managed our own career.

“But we never saw ourselves as serious businessmen until 1996 when we started our own record label which, incidentally, was prompted by Datuk Tony Fernandes. I totally admire him.”

Well, after 16 years, the guys have not done too badly. They have spread their wings to Indonesia, churned out box-office hits (Cicakman, for instance, amassed RM5.2 million in ticket sales), directed music videos, managed artistes and written songs.

Did I mention that these guys are talented?

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Credits New Straits Times (Malaysia)

Foto 16 tahun yang lalu. :-)

p/s: just texted Norman, wishing him congratulations for their 16th anniversary. And he replied, as always.

I've reallllly gotta grow up!

Jumaat, Julai 25, 2008

Good News from Indonesia



Check out his blog here
He has even put up my comment and my PHOTO!! hahaha...narsis banget deh gwe. (altho, i must admit, my comment in that particular post is the shortest, asal ngomong, dan sangat sok tahu. agak, embarassing. but then again, there's my photo, you all! :p)
He writes about politics, economics, culture, tourists spots and many more, you'll see Indonesia in a new light (hopefully).

Enjoy :-)

Selasa, Julai 22, 2008

My Beauty Secrets (lol!)

I have been tagged by Anis since like, a month ago, and I promised her that this would come...so here it is!

MY FOUNDATION
Currently using MAC Lightful Two-way cake for speedy make up. For occasions, first will base my face with MAC Prep& Prime before using a liquid foundation, then topping it with either loose powder or a two-way cake (for full coverage, ye lah...nk tutup parut2 nyahh!)

Take a look at my make up box:


Well, what can I say, make-up artist sambilan lah katakan! :p

MY MASCARA
It's Lancome, Cils Design Pro. If you've money to splurge on a mascara then please buy this! I got it as a doorgift from one of the makeup workshops I attended, tapi saya dah berjanji tak akan berpaling lagi! It's very the shiznit, y'all!

MY SKINCARE
currently using Biotherm Biopur set, it suits me okay but am considering to switch to some other brands sbb, agak rabak la jugak poket nk beli Biotherm! Suggestions, peeps?

and the Clinique Eyecream I bought using the voucher I got during CSR's annual dinner. Maka, gratis. Hehe.

MY ESSENTIAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS
1) cleanser
2) toner
3) moisturiser
4) eyecream
5) deodorant :-)

what i always have in my handbag:
1) MAC Lightful 2-way cake
2) MAC Lipstick in Brave (recommended by Nurul Shukor. Fell in love with the name of the color first. BRAVE. I Like!)
3) STILA Lip Glaze (I've a few, any color will do)

MY FAVOURITE MAKE UP PRODUCT
I love Stila for my own use, but MAC stays on longer, so it works better when I do wedding make ups.

MY PERFUME
One of my major weaknesses. Sampai saya berjanji kepada diri sendiri, no more perfumes for one whole year!

From left: Nina Ricci's 'Love In Paris' (bought this is Paris, how apt! Hahaha...ingat lagi pilih2 perfume dgn Peon and Zeff in Sephora, during my last nite in Paris. And the name of this scent is PEONy Flower, and she was like, "Fiji, belilahhh...belilahhh!!" Hahaha...how can I say No to that? Plus, the scent is heavenly), 'Rock & Rose' by Valentino (I've never seen this in Malaysia, saw it when it was newly released in Harrods London, too expensive! Then Nora help buy it in Dubai for half the price), Estee Lauder's 'Pleasure Delight' (perfume ni bak kata Min, smells like vanilla and cupcakes, haha..), 'Into the Blue' by Escada (this, I bought in Singapore) and 'Marc Jacobs'.

Oh heck, I forgot this!

Paul Smith's 'Floral', bought during my last trip to Singapore.



MY NAILS
i am a virgin to mani-pedi. Haha...

MY FEET & HANDS

kalau saya rajin, before I go to sleep I will slather my feet and hands with the Palmer's Olive Butter Formula, then pakai socks to help my skin absorb the moisture better...chiahuiiii!!
Aloe Vera Gel is a must have for me, I use it for my zits, scars, luka2, melecet...which prolly explains why I've 3 bottles of it at home.
Vaseline Lip Theraphy is another must have in my handbag! Bought this in London for 99p, when I was running low on stock, Nora was kind enuff to buy me another 3! Yeay! Can't get enuff of it. I use it on my lips, my hands, my face sometimes...love it!


THREE THINGS TO BRING ON A DESERTED ISLAND
1) Brad Pitt
2) a cellphone with coverage
3) sunblock

WOMEN I ADMIRE FOR THEIR BEAUTY
1) my mom
2) dian sastrowardoyo
3) aming (shamam, aku yakin km gelak guling2 dah ni)

WOMEN WITH BEST SENSE OF STYLE
1) Angelina Jolie
2) Nasha Aziz
3) The current Permaisuri Agong

MY ULTIMATE DREAM
to be stranded on a deserted island with Brad Pitt.
To be able to help myself, to help more people. :-)

HOW DO I DEFINE WOMANHOOD
anugerah terindah :-)

MY FAVOURITE FASHION PUBLICATION
EH! (ever since Ili worked with EH!, it became a habit to grab one off the shelves), Female and Women's Weekly.


Tadaaa!! Done! This soooooooooo reminds me of a particular URTV's column, oke! Hahaha...Kept my promise here, so when shall me go cut-cut hair?

STRESS!!!




Farina, repeat this mantra...
"just two more days to go, two more days...TWO MORE DAYS???!!"

~matahari merah jambu~

Isnin, Julai 21, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!!



Zeff & Peon,
Saya sangat happy mendengar perkhabaran yg kamu bawa. Hoyeh!!!


khabar apa? :) kalau belum tahu, go ask them urself!

Jumaat, Julai 18, 2008

Was in Jogja (again!) a month back with Lyna and Fatma for a frigging short trip. We didn't even get to go to Borobudur (which, in many minds, is a MUST DO in jogja).

But we still get to visit Candi Prambanan...

have supper at Kaliurang in the middle of the nite (sumpah, dingin banget nget nget!)

shop like crazy... (of course we were soooo focused in our task that we forgot to snap piccies!),
watch Sheilaon7 perform an accoustic show in UAD...

jadi banci kamera...

catch up with friends...


Buat Shamam: chiehhh chiehhh...

Ketemu kakak dedek dan ayah ibu mereka...


usha cute guys...

but the best part is,
meeting him.


'Who he is' deserves another entry. Hopefully, that shall happen soon sebelum Shamam kicks my ass again for not updating sooner.

Lastly, Jogja, Neverending Asia...shall we, anyone?
UPDATED!!!

My oversized white sunnies!
Mari kita tengok siapa paling narsis:






p/s: entry yg sangat tak tahu hala tuju. sekian.

Rabu, Julai 02, 2008

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