Jumaat, November 27, 2009

LDR


First of all...

LDR = Long Distance Relationship.

Not Long Dick Reduction.

And this book titled, 'The Long Distance Relationship Guide', my mom bought for me.

My mom.

Thanks Mak, for the book...

And for the approval. :-D

Love you lah Mak!

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Khamis, November 26, 2009

Sejarah


Aku selalu memikirkannya
Siapa dia sebelum daku
Gadis kau puja hingga kecewa
Kini kau tak menyatakan

Aku pun jua sering tertanya
Siapa dia sebelum daku
Pria kau puja hingga merana
Kau merahsiakan dariku


Sejak kau wujud dalam hidupku
Semuanya telah terpadam
Bak bayangan yang indah
Di malam purnama
Di telan mentari pagi


Apa disentuh sejarah dulu
Hanya menyakit hati sendiri
Telah ditemukan kita berdua
Engkaulah sinar hidupku


Engkaulah sinar...
Engkaulah pelita...
Engkaulah sinar...hidupku

Day 5: Enjoy Jakarta

Day 5: The Day We Played with Babies!

Last day for Naem and Im, jadi sepagian dihabiskan sambil packing barang mereka dan nonton infotainment. Mom has become an infotainment addict, sampai rindu2 semenjak balik KL. How will she follow the gossips about KD and Anang? How?! HOW???!!


So anyway. Their last day in Jakarta, and baru Ael sudi digendong. Haha...selalu begitu dia! All the time we were there, sangatlah sombong Si Pipi Bakpao itu! Tak pernah mau digendong, nak sentuh dia pun kena berlari keliling rumah mengejar dia, not unlike scene rogol filem 80an.


Kasihan Kak Im yang since the night before, tak berapa sihat. Mengikut pemerhatian kami yang KONON bijak pandai, sakit rindu, sepertinya. Eh eh eh. :-D


Miniature of Brian. Gila, mirip banget! (ya iyalah, emang anaknya kaliiiiii...)


"Ael nak ikut!!!"



Damn, I miss this lil guy



Beautiful Neysa, Ael's cousin


Leaving Aie's place, we head to Dytha's house in Slipi.


Dytha married a friend of ours, Philos, a year ago. Co-incidentally I was in Jakarta when their reception was held last year, so I accompanied Aie there. That was the first time I met Dytha.

Setahun kemudian, they welcome a new addition to their family, Ahmad Khansa Naufa.


Ihhhh...comel comel *geram geram*


Mom immediately hit it off with Dytha's mom, Tante Rani. Alkisahnya, Tante Rani yang minat Sheilaon7, dan anaknya Dytha yang kadang terpaksa menemani kalau sang ibu nak tengok konsert. Dan dari situ lah Dytha berkenalan dengan Philos, who, at that time, was working with Sheila Management.


Tante Rani adalah seorang yang sangat cool, Mak langsung jadi BFF with her sampai kitorang pergi airport hantar Im dan Naem pun Mak tak nak ikut, nak stay di rumah Tante Rani. Ternyata right after we left, mereka langsung bergegas ke kedai peralatan buat kuih! Cheh. Patutlah tak nak ikut. I guess Mom is bored asyik bertemankan remaja (eceh, remaja konon) seperti kami, dapat geng rakan sebaya terus happy.

After sending off Im and Naem to the airport, we went back to Dytha's place to play with Khansa. Lihatlah betapa nyenyaknya Khansa tidur di atas 'tilam Vono' yang empuk! Hehehe.


Mak kata, ini petanda buat saya bahawa saya dah boleh secepatnya make babies. Coz my lil sis can take care of them. Hahaha. Bagus, jimat duit bayar gaji bibik


Then, we all went for lunch @ Hoka Hoka Bento, Mal Taman Anggerek. 1st time Khansa ke mal, dan sedikit pun tak rewel! Am so proud of you, Khansa!


Lepas ni boleh la selalu-selalu temankan Bunda ke mal ya...hihihihihihi.

Setelah bersalam-salaman dan berjanji-janjian dengan Tante Rani to meet up the day after for some serious shopping session in Tanah Abang, kami pamit.

Malamnya kami berbeza rencana, Mak dan Dila asked Andre, our supir, to take them on 'Jakarta Undercover Tour'. Mak nak tengok banci (read: pondan). Berkali-kali Andre urut dada dan beristighfar. Hahaha. Gile lawak ingat ekspresi dia masa tuh!

While I went to Grand Indonesia and had coffee with a couple friends.

Naem dan Im pulang pasti sudah sampai di rumah, kecapekan.

End of day 5...end of nice pics courtesy of Naem. Expect not so nice pics in the upcoming entries!

To be continued...

Selasa, November 24, 2009

Makeup Magic

Ada yang minta sample of a make up job I did,

here's one waktu di kelas with Nurul Shukor.


Before



After


These photos must be like from...2 years ago tho. Hehehe.

So yes, I do make up for engagements, wedding, events and such.

Do call me if you need my service, thanks!

Pengapit=Kahwin Lambat?



Saya bertambah suka mendengar HotFM semenjak dua menjak ini.

Semenjak dua menjak Azhar Sulaiman jadi host sementara menggantikan Fara Fauzana yang sedang cuti sakit.

Semenjak dua menjak suara dia yang pernah menghiasi mimpi-mimpi di tahun 1992 (kantoi sangat gedik, umur 10 dah pandai nak mimpi2 kan orang!) mula mengisi ruang radio setiap pagi.

And he's quite good at it!



Tapi pagi tadi dia bilang,
"Biasanya orang yang menyanyi kat kenduri kahwin, kahwin lambat. Macam pengapit, biasanya kahwin lambat. So jangan selalu-selalu jadi pengapit, kang kahwin lambat haaa..."

GULP.

Walaupun mungkin tujuan untuk perli Fara Fauzana, tapi...

Saya yang dah berapa banyak kali jadi pengapit pengantin ini terasa woi woi!!

Hahahahahahaha.

Mudah-mudahan tak masin lah mulut Azhar.


nota: he's good tho. wish hotfm would make him permanent.




Gambar hiasan: Sewaktu saya menjadi pengapit


Pantang Larang Orang Tua2 untuk Si Anak Dara:

1. Anak dara yg belum berkahwin tak boleh jadi pengapit atas pelamin lebih dari 3 kali nanti dia lambat kahwin.
--->kantoi dah. I konpem dah lebih dari itu.

2. Anak dara jangan menyanyi di dapur, nanti kahwin dengan orang tua.
--->Siti Nurhaliza pernah buat kot?

3. Jangan carik kutu kat tangga nanti kahwin dengan orang tua…
--->ye lah, perangai sangat makcik2 nanti pakcik2 lah yang berkenan.

4. Jangan cucuk jarum waktu malam,nanti nasib jadi sial…
--->kalau jari dah tercucuk jarum, memang sial

5. Jangan lah korang tengok cermin retak,nanti korang punya muka pucat pada malam pertama…
--->cermin retak tu bahaya. cuba bayangkan, tengah2 belek muka, pecah...kena tangan, luka...darah banyak keluar...memang lah pucat muka tu

6. Pantang anak dara bangun lambat…nanti lambat dapat jodoh…
--->kena cop pemalas, orang takut la masuk meminang. hahahahaha...

7. Jangan makan bertindih/double pinggan…nanti korang akan bermadu.
--->orang dulu-dulu tak cukup pinggan, dah tu amik lak sorang 2 pinggan, macam mana orang lain nak makan? Jangan tamak, geng

8. Jangan angkat kaki masa meniarap nanti emak mati.
--->yang iyanya, tak senonoh. meniarap, angkat-angkat kaki plak. nampak betis peha poen apa semua, mak tengok pun boleh sakit dada.

9. Makan pisang kembar, nanti beranak kembar.
--->erk??

10. Tidur lepas makan nanti perut buncit.
--->this is true. tapi tetapppp gak aku selalu tidur lepas makan. patutlah amat buncit. hahahahah


11. Dilarang bersiul dalam rumah nanti ular masuk.
--->err. saya tak tau nak komen apa. nasib baik saya tak reti bersiul.

12. Tak boleh tunjuk pelangi nanti jari kudung.
---> langsung teringat Laskar Pelangi.


Akhir kata, terserah lah diri sendiri, mahu percaya atau tidak. Ketentuan tetap di tangan Tuhan.

Isnin, November 23, 2009

Di mana dia...




Hey good friends,

Am just doing a stock count of my stuffs, don't worry am not recalling them all back...

Just wanna know if you have any of my dvds/books/cds in your safekeeping?

Alkisah, saya ini orangnya pelupa banget maka saje je nak keep track, so that I remember where they are, what I have and not go out and buy the same thing again :-D

Kalau masih ada kepunyaan saya dalam jagaan anda, just drop me a comment here, boleh ya?

Oh last but not least, Hope those stuffs would give you as much pleasure and knowledge as they did to me.

Take your time and please, ENJOY!

nota: menjawab soalan ini,
"aku x sure
samade latest blog ko ni being sarcastic
ironic atau just plain ikhlas"


Jawapan: Saya ikhlas. Saya betul-betul tak ingat dimana barang2 saya berada. Hahaha. Tolongggggg!!!

Kaya Diri = Kaya Bahasa

How Wealthy Are The People Who Speak Malay?
BruDirect.com, by Mabola, Sunday, 22 November 2009


Pic: Upin & Ipin, doing a good job promoting Malay language to the world


In response to the poster 'Good Grief' on 'Malay Is Decomposing And English Gaining', if you notice, the Brunei government has done a lot trying to promote Malay, either language or culture, such examples are like in the school textbooks, in its travel website & tourism, or in sending representatives to international events or expedition, Brunei is careful to choose Malay representatives in contrast with Malaysia and Singapore who promote using different races of people. So why Malay is still 'decomposing' as you stated?

First, as claimed by many, is economy. Overall the total Malay economy is $746 billion. This take into account Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia together total 250+ million people. However, we need to be reminded that Indonesia is not really Malay. I spoke to my Indonesian friends and they said they are Javanese not Malay. Many people mixed them up. Malay constitutes only 3.4% in Indonesia while the Javanese 42% and the Sundanese 15%, though they are language and cultural cousin.

Despite that though, only slightly more than half of the Indonesians speak Malay. They have over 300 ethnic groups and the rural ones have their own languages. Now, we also need to stress that a $746 billion economy is not actually big, for instance, the Netherlands, a country with 16.5 million people, has an economy of $877 billion. Internationally, the Dutch economy is $885 billion. In other word, with everything being equal, people will find it more economically favorable to learn Dutch than Malay. Someone last mentioned that Japanese and German are spoken in so small parts in the world yet people queuing to learn them. Indeed, because the total Japanese economy is $4,910 billion and the total German economy is $3,673 billion. These figures are huge. The global Chinese economy is $5,142 billion, while the Hispanic (Spanish world) economy is $4,300 billion not taking into account 10% of people in US speak Spanish, and the Francophone (French world) economy is $3,094 billion, the Arabic economy is $1,798 billion. And the English global economy? $21,264 billion.

The next factor we have to consider is the wealth. How wealthy are the people who speak Malay? Switzerland and UAE, though small, attract people to learn about their languages and way of life. Why is that? Because there are a lot of rich people there. These people invested around the world and certainly there are a lot of other people and businesses wanting their money. To have more chance of getting their investment, these people would tend to adapt to their culture and languages.

According to the German news website Spiegel.de and the report from British bank Barclays Financial, Singapore is no.1 in millionaires per capita - with 8.5% of Singaporeans are millionaires. This is followed by Switzerland 6.6%. Hong Kong is 5.3%, Kuwait 5.1% and the United Arab Emirates 4.5%, while US millionaires per capita is only 3.5%, they invest around the world and certainly a number of people would like to adapt to their culture and language for their money.

In the Malay world, even Bruneians aren't that rich, maybe the VIPs but not the ordinary people like you and me. Moreover, the rich here aren't that rich like over $100mln, $500mln or $1bln like others stated above. For Malaysia and Indonesia, a huge bunch are low income people. By that, can you really expect people to look up to the language or culture?

If we want to prop up something like language, we must show achievements. Otherwise I don't think we are capable to challenge the social and economic forces, especially the youth.

From: Akhyari GNFI. Thanks for sharing, bro!

Jumaat, November 20, 2009

Day 4: Enjoying Jakarta

Day 4, 27th October 2009

Puncak is the popular name for the area surrounding the peak of Mt.Gede-Pangrango, located in the Bogor-Cianjur-Sukabumi regencies, in the province of West Java, Indonesia. The name literally means peak in Indonesian.

This area is a popular holiday area for the residents of Jakarta, the capital city, and its satellite cities. It has fresh air and mountain scenery. The area is about two hours drive from Jakarta.


Aksi on the way ke Puncak, dengan mekap yang masih utuh

1st stop, Taman Bunga Nusantara.


Sesuai sangat lokasi ini dengan minah2 bunga seperti kami



Was dead tired and sleepy due to lack of sleep (Naem dan Kak Im, syhhh!) so I took the chance to lie down and even took a nap under the shade of a tree. Nyamannyaaa!!



Sementara Kak Im dan Naem bergantian beraksi Kajol di tepi bunga-bunga mekar mewangi.
Sayang Shah Rukh Khan couldn't make it.
Props yang dipegang mereka adalah payung Air Asia yang sudah lama saya idamkan maka saya beli sewaktu perjalanan ke Jakarta. Namun, payung itu menghilang entah kemana, yang tinggal hanyalah sarungnya sahaja.

Aneh.



"Tum pase aye...yum mus ku raye...tum nena jane kya...sapne dhe kaaayeee..."



Aksi compare size dihadapan batu perasmian Taman Bunga Nusantara. Hahaha. Perhatikan cara tas diletakkan, seperti tidak sengaja berada disitu padahal fungsinya adalah demi mengaburi mata dan menutupi perut dan bontot yang power.


Naik keretapi comel berkeliling taman.



Family photo


Makannnnnn...


Lunch di Rindu Alam. We had nasi padang yang tak sempat difoto langsung habis. I had mango juice yang yummeh, Im and Naem had es alpokat.

Oh, perhatikan Hp di tangan saya yang sudah di 'bling-bling' kan. Yes, Paris Hilton is my bff. Very the gedik



The view from the Restaurant. Subhanallah, beautiful.



A stop at Masjid Atta'awun for solat. I couldn't go it, but according to Mom and Naem who did, it's beautiful inside. They have glass walls all around, so u are surrounded by keindahan alam ciptaan Allah. A must stop if you come to Puncak.


Next, Off to Bogor!!
Bogor (Indonesian: Kota Bogor) is a city in West Java with a population of approximately 800,000 people in the CBD area and 2,000,000 in suburban area, bringing a total of 3 million population. It was the capital of Indonesia during the British occupation under Stamford Raffles and was used as the capital by the Dutch during the dry season, then known as Buitenzorg (possibly meaning "beyond worry", but it could also refer to "country side" (buiten) and "care" (zorg), like in "buitenhuis", meaning country house).

Kata Encik Pacar, Roti Unyil is a must-eat kalau ke Bogor. Dah catit, tapi lupa nak tanya Roti Unyil tu menatang apa? Sampai dikedainya, tercangak-cangak. Yang mana satu yang namanya unyil???

Rupanya Roti Unyil itu adalah roti yang kecil dan comel-lote dan isinya bervariasi, bisa dessert, bisa savoury. Harganya Rp1,150 satu (about 50sen).




Satu lagi makanan unik yang kami rasa di Bogor. Kata Andre, supir kami, namanya kuih cubit. Kata Aie, namanya...

Kuih Tetek.

*krik, krik, krik*





Si Cantik Dari Daerah Tropis. Hmm. Well said.


Kebun Raya Bogor
The Bogor Botanical Gardens (Indonesian: Kebun Raya) are located 60 km south of the capital of Jakarta in Bogor, Indonesia. The botanical gardens are situated in the city center of Bogor and adjoin the Istana Bogor (Presidential Palace). The gardens cover more than 80 hectares and was build by Java's Dutch Governor-General Gustaaf Willem, Baron van Imhoff who was governor of Java at the time.
The extensive grounds of the presidential palace were converted into the gardens by the German-born Dutch botanist, Professor Casper George Carl Reinwardt. The gardens officially opened in 1817 as 's Lands Plantentuin ('National Botanical Garden') and were used to research and develop plants and seeds from other parts of the Indonesian archipelago for cultivation during the 19th century. This is a tradition that continues today and contributes to the garden's reputation as a major center for botanical research.

Today the garden contains more than 15,000 species of trees and plants located among streams and lotus ponds. There are 400 types of exceptional palms to be found along the extensive lawns and avenues, helping the gardens create a refuge for more than 50 different varieties of birds and for groups of bats roosting high in the trees. The bats can be easily detected by the noise they make while competing for space under the canopies. The orchid houses contain some 3000 varieties. In 1862, the Cibodas Botanical Gardens were founded as an extension of the Bogor garden at Cibodas, approximately 45 kilometers to the southeast of Bogor.



Jujur, sebetulnya saya yang teringin ke sini, sebab nak melihat sendiri Bunga Bangkai or Titan Arum, atau nama saintifiknya Amorphophallus titanum, from Ancient Greek which can be loosely translated to "giant mis-shapen penis". Seriously!

Titan Arum is a flowering plant with the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. . The titan arum's inflorescence can reach over 3 metres (10 ft) in circumference. Bunga yang indigeous to Sumatera but cultivated in Kebun Raya Bogor ini, adalah cantik gila namun berbau, well...you guessed it, bangkai.

Sayang seribu kali sayang, hanya pucuk bunga bangkai yang kami temui. Sob sob.


In bloom, this is what it looks like



Mengobati kekecewaan tidak melihat bunga bangkai dengan beraksi narsis didepan Istana Bogor.



Kata Encik Pacar, di Kebun Raya Bogor ada pohon yang ditanam sendiri oleh Prabu Siliwangi (raja kerajaan Pajajaran) hampir 500 tahun dahulu. Saya bayangkan, pohonnya pasti udah segede ini.



Senyum Ceria di dalam Gundah. Saya sebenarnya gayat dan takut jambatan gantung ini tak larat menampung tubuh saya terus menghumbankan saya kedalam sungai dibawah.
Ngeri.


Aksi wajib ini sebagai penutup


Pulang ke Jakartaaaaaa!

To be continued...

Selasa, November 17, 2009

Kampung Boy Flies!


Check out Dato LAT's famous "Kampung Boy" Comics illustrated on AirAsia Craft! How cool is this!?

The Kampung Boy (Malay: Budak Kampung) is a critically acclaimed autobiographic graphic novel by Malaysian cartoonist Mohammad Nor Khalid, known also as Lat. The book, and its sequel, Town Boy, has been reprinted numerous times in Malaysia and abroad, and an animated series based partially on Kampung Boy was created during the late 1990s.

The Kampung Boy and Town Boy are two of Lat's earliest works detailing his life story. Lat's autobiographical strips subsequently became a common product of Lat's career as a cartoonist, continuing to retell portions of his life, past and present, in both the New Straits Times (which he works for) and compilation books.


The Kampung Boy is an autobiography of Lat centering on his childhood in a Kinta Valley kampung (village) in Malaya (present day Peninsular Malaysia) during the 1950s and early 1960s, including accounts of rural and family life, traditional family functions, Lat's early education and outdoor activities with the "Meor brothers", whom Lat befriends at a religious school. The book concludes with Lat's eventual departure from his village for a boarding school in Ipoh.

First published in Malaysia in 1979, the book has been reprinted 14 times as of 2008, with an American edition released by First Second Books in 2007, and also reprinted in Japanese. Interestingly, the American edition differs slightly from the original: a critical moment in the latter occurs when the protagonist is struck by his father in a moment of anger, the sequence is redrawn and toned down in the American version with the violence implied rather than shown.

Source: Wikipedia


Isnin, November 16, 2009

Billboard Model

Kilang gula had a Corporate Social Responsibility event last weekend that I couldn't attend.

Well, I did attend.

Just not in the flesh...

Coz they used my pic on the banner! Hahahhahaha.

Muka I masuk banner terasa cam pelakon filem Yusof Haslam maupun Prof A Razak Mohaideen!

Nampak tak??



Siaran ulangan bagi yang tak nampak.



THERE.

Primadona filem melayu. Eh eh.

*kempas kempis hidung*

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