Wednesday, March 19, 2008

*Special Request*

This is a special request from my friends whom i categorized them as caring and sweet friends, those who left message in my blog asking why don't i update my blog; those who asked me when i met them recently. To my surprise, there's actually quite alot of them reading and updating my news through this abandoned blog. I didn't know until recently. Coz usually i don't get too many response and i never thought there's anyone who will consistently visiting here for my updates. I'm so sorry my friends.
I've been trying to hide and escape myself from facing some question that i don't want to be asked anymore. Something that i wish i could just erase from my experience in my life. But as time passes by, i know i cannot keep hiding since there's so many out there are actually caring for me.
Here, i'm dedicating this entry to everyone out there, after abandoning my blog for such a long time. Thanks for giving me the courage and encouraging me to start back my blogging life. Thanks alot my dear friends! Hugs and Kisses!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Breaskup Test: 5 Questions to Ask Before Giving "Em the Boot

While signing in to my Yahoo! mail just now, this topic appears at today's featured and caught my attention. Clicked on the link and started reading the article. I found it quite true and would like to share with you guys here. I'll just copy the whole article here just in case those visiting my blog not able to read it after today. It helps to analyze your relationship and you should ask yourself that 5 questions before asking for a break up.

Is it better to be the breaker-upper or the dumpee?
With so much attention being paid to those poor people dumped every year, no one ever takes time to think about what it's like to be the dumper. Hardly an enviable position, the decision to break up with someone can breed feelings of guilt, paralysis and depression.To alleviate some of this anxiety, here's a list of 5 questions to ask yourself before you give someone the boot.

Question 1: Has There Been a Major Change in My Life?
Relocation, career change, an illness -- any of these factors can trigger problems in a relationship. If you're stressed out about something, be it a job or family problem, it's all too tempting to generalize these feelings to include your partner. It's very easy to think that if you got out of this relationship you would feel better. In reality, you need to deal with the problem rather than blame it on your partner.

Question 2: What's My Happiness Ratio?
Being blissfully in love with your partner 24/7 is a wonderful concept in theory, but as we all know, real-world relationships rarely live up to these expectations. Many people assume that they have to be 100 percent satisfied with their partners in order to stick with them, but good luck ever finding this perfect scenario! A better strategy would be to adopt the 80 percent rule. Ask yourself: Am I satisfied with my partner 80 percent of the time or more? If the answer is yes, then you're working with pretty good odds. If the answer is no, you may want to consider moving on.

Question 3: Is He/She Abusive?
Abusive behavior comes in many forms. There's physical abuse where someone hits, slaps or shoves you. A verbally abusive partner degrades you with harsh words and insults. And the most difficult to identify and pinpoint: psychological abuse. This form of abuse can involve overly controlling behavior, emotional blackmail, and episodes of extreme jealousy.

Question 4: Have I Expressed My Frustration?
Many of us think that if our partner was right for us, he/she would be able to understand our needs intuitively without us ever having to communicate. While it would be great if our partners could just read our minds, the truth is that few of us are telepathic. Good communication is required in every relationship. So before you give your partner their walking papers, make sure to discuss your doubts and concerns so they have a chance to make it up to you.

Question 5: Am I Willing to Work at It?
Whatever your gripes or complaints, there's one factor that can make or break your union: your mutual desire to work on the relationship. If you're not both committed to improving your quality of life together, there's very little hope for the future. And remember, actions speak louder than words. If both of you make a concerted effort to work on the relationship and make the necessary changes that are required, there's really no reason to call it quits.

So that's the whole article. Just a lil checklist for those in a relationship, remember don't call it off so easily. It takes time and faith to be what you both are today. So much love and care have been contributed to nurture the flower of love. Let's see it blossom~! Cheers~

Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year~

Gaming Theory vs Relationship

UNO Stacko is one of the many variations of the card game UNO. This game is a blcck-stacking tower game which combines the gameplay of Uno and Jenga. I guess everyone should be familiar with this game without anymore further description.

Why would i compare this game with relationship? Me myself couldn't explain why. This idea just pop out out of nowhere when i was in dilemma.

Relationship, not only friendship, family as well as love pertaining the criteria of give and take. On the other hand, in playing this block-stacking game, players' move are determined by rolling the die, what you could do is just to have a better luck.

Yet in relationship, we couldn't depend it solely on luck but to compromise between friends, family and your partner and yourself. In which case when it comes to an argument or dead-end, each of you have to compromise and sacrifice if needed to bond the relationship. If you still care to bond it with just a lil more faith, trust and loyalty. Everyone should be able to deal with those tough and complicated situation, a challenge to be worked out together.

Ones should not just taking from each relationship but also need to give in. If everyone just keep taking each other's for granted, the framework of the tower which you've built together will not balance anymore and finally collapse. In playing the Uno stacko, every player just need to roll and die and pull the blocks which shown on the die. Not much of giving-in in this particular game because everyone is trying to win over competitors by pulling the piece of block which will not harm the framework and yet leaving others to deal with the problem. That's the objective of the game.

What's your opinion after reading this? I know i might be a little messy in arranging this entry. Not really in a clear mind though. Give me some feedback and your opinion.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What's Your Inner Color?

Your Inner Color is Blue

Your Personality: Your natural warmth and intuition nurtures those around you. You are accepting and always follow your heart.

You in Love: Relationships are your top priority, and this includes love. You are most happy when you are serious with someone.

Your Career: You need to help others in your job to feel satistifed. You would be a great nurse, psychologist, or counselor.

Friday, November 16, 2007

First Anniversary @ Putrajaya Seafood

Monday the 12th of November was the first anniversary of my darling and I. Since both of us need to work on that day so we decided to celebrate it one day earlier. Since i'm a seafood lover, so my decided to bring me to an unique yet romantic seafood restaurant. The Putrajaya Seafood is actually under the Tai Thong Group for your information.

Along the way from my darling's place in Shah Alam to Putrajaya, we could see one complete rainbow in the evening rain which is very rare to see. I was so excited and i took a snapshot of it but too bad, it's too bright and the glare made it not so obvious. I keep bugging my darling as he drives as usual, and he's so sweet to even say that the rainbow is specially there for me, celebrating our anniversary.

So i edited the picture brightness and contrast so that you could see it more clearly.

After half an hour drive, finally we are here in Putrajaya!

Here's the night view from our seats. The fascinating night view and the floating restaurant make this seafood restaurant so unique among all the Tai Thong restaurants.

It is located near to the Putrajaya JPN building which you can see it's on the left of the picture.

Hehe, oysters! Both our favourite seafood of all. We ordered half dozen fresh oysters and it cost RM48 if i'm not mistaken. It's so so so fresh that my darling couldn't wait for me to place the oyster for snapshot. And he warned me he would finish all by the time i finish one snapshot. So i just quickly get the snapshot done and started tasting my oyster. Thumbs up for this dish! Deserve 5 stars out of 5 stars!

The next dish will be the Tiger Prawn in Wheat and Butter. I would recommend you to try this as well! The wheat in butter is so crispy and filled with the richness of butter. Simply amazing!

The next dish we ordered is the Steam Cod Fish. This is recommended by the manager, Hairi as there's just two of us and for sure we couldn't finish one whole fish. There, their cod fish is being sliced and it's most suitable for us. Hence, we took his advice and ordered this. It's not as good as we expected because it's not very fresh but yet it taste okie.

This will be my darling's favourite. Kam Heong Bamboo Lala. We ordered this after finishing all the dishes and we couldn't resist the seafood temptation. :p I even think of ordering crabs! *slurps* You can't imagine my craving for seafood!

*winkz* It's desert time again~ We ordered banana split each and we were shivering after finishing the desert as the cold night breeze blew towards our direction.

We have had a wonderful time together. Thanks to the manager, Hairi and his crew. Not to forget, thanks for the complimentary white wine i had from him as well. For sure, we get some special discount as we know him through my darling's brother.

At last, i would like to thank my darling for showering me with love and care all through the year although we have some arguement just like others did. Happy Anniversary my dear~ *muacks* Hope our relationship could grow stronger day by day and there's more surprise and anniversary awaits.

Address : Taman BotaniPresint 1,62000 PutrajayaWilayah Persekutuan

Tel : 03 8889 1188

Business Hour : Daily

Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm

Snacks 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Dinner 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Capacity : 192 pax (both indoor and outdoor)42 pax (Alfresco Cabana)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

De Chiang Mai Thai Seafood Restaurant

Last Friday was Sab's birthday but we couldn't gather for celebration so my dad suggested to celebrate it on Saturday night. As i've mentioned before we are planning to go for seafood so we chose somewhere else rather than just common seafood restaurant. Ta-dar~ this time i present to you, a thai seafood restaurant.

As you can see in the above picture, there is this pathway leading us to the main entrance of the restaurant. There's fish ponds along the both side of the pathway.

When i first step into the restaurant, the lighting creates some kinda mystery feeling for me and it makes me to look forward what was there inside the restaurant. I like the ambience there. We were leaded by a thai waitress, and forget to mention that all the waiter and waitress there are atually thai. We passed by the desert bar while walking to our assigned table. Only one thing comes into my mind, faster finish the main course as i can't wait for the desert time to come. :p

Since we are in a thai restaurant, we decided to order a thai appetizer. The Thai Mango Salad. This is an appetizer with combination of sour and spicy. The mango is a bit sour and added with some chilli padi inside.

Yeap, here comes the rice. It is being served in a small bowl similar to the bowl serving glutinous chicken rice during dim sum. My first time seeing rice being served this way. Quite special.

The Mixed Tom Yam Soup. As you can see, it is being served in a pot which we used for steamboat most of the time. But, it is different as the heat comes from the burning charcoal in the middle of the pot as we used gas for steamboat. There is mixture of chicken, seafood, vege in the pot of tom yam soup. A bit different from the ordinary tom yam because it is rather sweet type of tom yam. Still i prefer sour one.

The Thai Style Otak Otak. This is a must-try dish there! It is being served in an alluminium foil and if you pay more attention it is actually a shape of a chicken. There's seafood, chicken and vege in that. This is actually comes in a single size, which means it is fixed. And this dish cost RM 25.

The Thai Style Steam Fish. This dish actually get thumbs up from all of us because it is so tasty. The fish is fresh and the servings is great. Sour like taste and a bit spicy.

Well, i'm pretty sure you can name this dish. Yeap, the chicken in pandan leaf. For me, it taste good, but it's just too small portion. It actually cost RM2.50 per piece you know, I can finish one in just one bite!

I found this two signs quite funny so i took a snapshot of them. The Gents and The Ladies. :p

It is common for me to take my camera along when i go to the ladies. There, there's this pot of petals on top of the small table inside the ladies.

This decorative cupboard is actually found inside the ladies. Hmm, but still i prefer the ladies in Tamarin Springs where my darling celebrated my 22nd birthday for me.

Overall, the food there is okie and we had a great night having dinner together.

De ChiangMai Thai Seafood Restaurant

No.34,Kampung Sentosa,
Batu 13, Sungai Buloh,
47000 Selangor D.E, Malaysia.
Tel : 03-6156-3225

Monday, October 29, 2007

A Short Story to Share-Family

I read this forward mail the other day and found it very meaningful so i decided to share here. Usually i'll just read and delete those forward mail but this particular one really caught my attention.

:. I ran into a stranger as he passed by. Oh, Excuse Me PLease was my reply
:. He said: Excuse me too, I wasn't watching for you.
We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and we said goodbye.

At home a different story is told. How we treat our loved ones, yound and old.Later that day, cooking the evening meal, my son stood behind me very still. When i turned, i nearly knocked him down.
:. Move out of the way, I said with a frown.
:.He walked away, his little heart broken. I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken. While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse."

Go and look on the kitchen floor, you'll find some flowers there by the door. Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue. He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise.You never saw the tears that filled his liitle eyes.

By this time i felt very small, and now my tears began to fall. I quietly went and knelt by his bed.

:." Wake up, little one, wake up" I said. "Are these the flowers you picked for me?"

:. He smiled, " I found them, out by the tree." " I picked them because they are pretty like you.I knew you'd like them, especially the blue

:. I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today, I shouldn't have yelled at you that way
:. He said, "Oh, mom that's okay, I love you anyway."
:. I said, " Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.
Morale Behind the Story:
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the comapny we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dinner @ La Casa with Family

The only day that all my family members are available to meet up will be Saturday or Sunday since my younger sis and myself are not staying home. So these days will be the only time we could actually sit down together for some catch up from each other. Friday night, i texted my elder sis that i would like to have western food for dinner on Saturday. Minutes later, she called me up asking where i want to go. I suggested it would be easier to have it somewhere near my place. Then she suggested a few favorable spots but at the end we have reached a concensus, which is Ken's Cafe @ Menjalara. It's a cafe where we used to hang out few years back. So it's all set and i informed my parents about the plan.

We have planned to meet up there at 7 p.m sharp as my elder sis would have to come back from Bangsar and i will be going there with my parents. It's sad to say that my younger sis was not able to join us cos she has to stay back in hostel and busy preparing for her coming finals. Gambateh neh~

As soon as i approaching the cafe, i was shocked to see the name of it has changed to La Casa. It is more obvious to me that the cafe has changed ownership after me and my sis analyzed the menu. Each of us ordered drinks then started to place the order.

We ordered those food to share around. We ordered this Caeser Salad as the appetizer. The vege is quite fresh, and there's my favorite boiled egg being sliced and small sweet tomato. It's just like any other ordinary Caeser Salad that you could get in other western restaurants.

After the appetizer our main course was served, the Dory Fish Spaghetti. This is ordered by Stanley. Personally i like the fish coz it's very fresh and smooth. The fish just seems to melt in my mouth~ HEAVENLY!

After the first main course, the second main course will be the Grilled Black Pepper Lamb Steak. There's 5 pieces of grilled lamb steak and it is served with mashed potato as well.

Mr. Stanley is serving us the lamb steak and he asked me to take a snapshot of him.Thanks alot.

Here comes my order, the Tomato Marinara Spaghetti. The reason i ordered this was because i am a seafood lover, from the menu i can see that the spaghetti was served with fresh prawns, clams, fillet, mussels, yummie~

Definately there will be pizza since we are here for it's famous cuisine. We ordered one 9'' pepperoni beef pizza to share around. The cook was preparing our pizza and the oven was just next to our table, so i could see clearly what he was doing and he smiled when i wanted to took a snapshot. He was kind enough to ask whether i need to take a closer shot with the pizza in the oven. I rejected coz it would be very troublesome.

Ta-dar~our freshly baked pepperoni pizza. It is very thin and cheesy, totally different from the pizzas selling at pizza houses in M'sia. This is what a real pizza like and taste!

Our last dish for the dinner was Lasagna. Hm,that's Garfield favorite! I would say the Lasagna here is not that good as I have tried much better Lasagna elsewhere.

Soon after we finished the meals, we decided to buy back some chicken wings from the restaurant nearby as we're still not getting enough of food :p My dad suggested to open a bottle of wine while eating the chicken wings. Had a great night with my family, planning to go some other places for "makan" again. So stay tune for my "makan" blog~haha..