Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tomorrow is Christmas and TODAY is ANGEL's 3rd BIRTHDAY!!

My loveliest super pretty little Angel. Wishing you a very blessed 3rd birthday, Christina Angel. Here is my prayer for you.

Watch over your child, O Lord, as her days increase; bless and guide her wherever she may be. Strengthen her when she stands; comfort her when discouraged or sorrowful; raise her up if she falls; and in her heart may your peace which passes understanding abide all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on you child, ... , as she begins another year. Grant that she may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen her trust in your goodness all the days of her life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Watch over thy child, O Lord, as her days increase; bless and guide her wherever she may be. Strengthen her when she stands; comfort her when discouraged or sorrowful; raise her up if she falls; and in her heart may thy peace which passeth understanding abide all the days of her life;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God our Creator, the birth of your child Jesus brought great joy to Mary and Joseph. We give thanks to you for the child whose birthday we celebrate today. May she ever grow in your faith, hope, and love. We ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Wishing everyone a Merry and Joyous Christmas!!

True Rest

My dear child, I know you're weary
With nothing left to give.
You've worked long and hard
Now you feel frayed and worn.

Come with Me to a quiet place
Away from all the noise and busyness.
Let Me wrap My arms around you,
Enfold you in My love.

Let Me whisper peace to your heart's storm,
Soothe your troubled brow.
Listen to the love song
I composed just for you.

In Me is true contentment.
In Me you will find what you long for.
Come with Me to a quiet place
And receive rest, strength, and peace.

--Submitted by member, Margie Casteel

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Flying with VIBRANT colours this time!

Ashari called me just now to inform me that the result is already available at SMPWEB.. My heart was experiencing a sudden furious throb.. My hand was hardly shaking! My whole body trembled like it would be bursting in not more than a nanosecond! I immediately turned on my desktop and while impatiently waiting to be connected to the website, with blood all gushing uncontrollably, I talked to Ashairi over the phone with an indescribable excitement!!
This is so unexpected because I am informed that the result would only be announced tomorrow, on the 17th. In fact, all UKM-ians are well-informed via its webpage that the result may be obtained the earliest by 12:01 later at midnight! That has actually doubled-up or rather multiplied the tense! You know how impatient I could be!

Alright. Let's get back to the main story! The webpage was ready to be viewed. I logged in and with my all-sweating fingers, I dragged the mouse to "KEPUTUSAN PEPERIKSAAN" button and tried to gracefully click on it. Tadaaaaaa... Owh not yet.. Haha.. I press CTRL + T on the keyboard to channel my overwhelm nervourness to my Facebook account. After checking on few friends' statuses and commenting on some, I guessed I was in total control of my nerve already! With just one simple click, my result is now visible to my very pair of eyes.
That was indeed a moment I saw butterfly flying graciously with beautiful and energetic wings.. Flapping joyously towards the sunshine. I felt like I was floating in the air.. Felt so uplifted.. I am so grateful. Thanks, Lord!! This is indeed one of the greatest Christmas and New Year gift ever.. I was literally gasping for air!!!! My result was not as fabulous as others, but I am very grateful!!!!! Thanks, Lord!!!!! I am so happy though a bit of frustration tickles me.. Till this very second, in between typing this historic entry, I keep on glancing through my result top-down. This one is indeed the best I have achieved EVER..
To those who have generously shared your precious notes with me, I would love to really thank you!!! To Keah, I owe you a bunch and bunch of thanks!! To Robin my study buddy, you helped me a lot too, inspiring me to believe in and have faith in myself. Rifky too for posting the useful notes on the internet! To Ashairi, hahaha... for setting me free from my anxiety! And of course, to the rest of Cohort 3, Dya, Yanna, Nana, Ina, Za, Sap, Safa, Jimmy and others, I truthfully appreciate your endless blessing, good luck wishes and motivation! Thank you so very much, guys!!! I know each and everyone of you too did really well this time! Congratulations!!!

Aba, mummy! This is my humble little token. I have fulfilled my promise.. hehe.. Angpau lai.. Arthur, I hope that this would inspire you to work smarter and harder. Though some people might find those alphabets and numbers stated on your result slip is merely a number and only an alphabet, you know very well what those symbols represent! They might not be as well effected by it, but let us find our virtue in our own feat. At least that is the legacy that we shall leave behind for our grandson to witness..

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Biggest Loser Finale

I don't realy spare a good time watching these INTIMIDATING series. That's how I felt before and not too long after I stay with its finale earlier this afternoon for like a minute or two, it was no longer intimidating but I found this reality TV show as ENTHRALLING, PERSPECTIVE-CHANGING and INSPIRING!!! Regretted it that I didn't give the earlier series a chance.
Can you imagine a person of the size of a fat, gigantic elephant with wavy stomach and thick fat layersssss could miraculously turn into somone of a perfect, muscular figure? How is that possible? I was almost driven to tears when a man who once so damn FATTTTTTTttttt has now become a man of admirable physique...

Seeeeeeeeeee!!!! This is what I meant! No wayyyyyyyyyy.. But, it is for real.. Gosh.. While I may not as fat as the guy was, but I surely seriously in need to lose tonnes of weight! The contestants were so much motivated plus they have a very dedicated and aspiring trainers to make their dreams possible. After all, the training they went through in the ranch is indeed an environement needed. Ahhh.. I am just making excuses. Just to make me feelin' good for not doing what I should! For actually, without a professional guidance, losing weight is still possible. And, a concerted effort is its core, basic need. You can't expect to harvest the yield within an overnight, can you? A man with strong will could make it. Am I that MAN?
I did it when I was in MRSM last time. Why can't I make it this time? DISCIPLINE and SUPPORT are the only two things I need.

A Grandpa for Christmas

This is another Hallmark instamlment that has touched my soft spot again! So in love with this movie. I was like glued to it till the end. It is a two-hour jaw-dropping movie! This is a little snippet about this great MASTERPIECE as taken from
A holiday gift to warm even the coldest heart, A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS stars Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine as Bert Riley, an ex-Hollywood tough guy who opens his front door one morning and finds the granddaughter he never knew, expecting to move in. A man who’s set in his ways, Bert is not looking forward to the sudden upheaval, but over time, and just in time for the holidays, they discover the power and strength of family… and give each other the greatest gift possible… their hearts. Touching and timeless, A GRANDPA FOR CHRISTMAS is surprising little gem of movie.

One of the reasons that I refused to leave home

How can I ever afford to leave my home? Disregard all the 5-star comfort that I enjoy. Forget about the other heavenly privilleges that I am blessed with. To be with my two nieces is indeed THE REASON why I am so insistent to be home. Their smiles make my heart bounces. Their laughter make my day brighter. Their cries make my passion intensifies. Greates joy and true love I found no where else but in them; gorgeous Christina Angel and lovely Cherylene Ann..

Friday, December 4, 2009

Clemence Joys

I am honoured to be given a chance to design a logo for my uncle, a rising Iban superstar.. While he does not enjoy the extravaganza stardom as few other big names in the industry do, but, he is very comfortable within his own league.
His songs make it into the market, competitively fighting to rest at No.1 for Iban music chart. He has evidently and comfortably being the No.1 for quite sometimes with his introduction album with his hits singles like Nadai Penanggul and Seri Manis. He has garnered so much influence that till this very second, he could hardly be seen around; performing at and attending a show, one after another. In fact, he is one of the highest paid Iban artist with luxurious package; good accommodation, scrumptious meal and comfy transportation. 1K or more for 2 or 3 songs. Quite a huge amount considering his music scene for a new figure. Way to go uncle. He has also shared the stage with Mila, Misha Omar, Bob and few other big names.
Owh ya.. Did I mention his name? Introducing Iban's best kept secret, from Pasai Bon Batu 11, Clemence Joys!!! I know, I know, the introductory line sounds hilarious. Well, everyone begins from a very humble and modest beginning right? He has a lot of time with him to develop his career.
By the way, he has nothing to fear for. He has a constant income. He is a keen teacher.. Music is just his thing, his PASSION!! Can't live without it I believed! And, yea, so sorry that I have none of his photo with me at this moment. But, I am proud to share with you some of the logos that I have designed for him which he would have a good time to choose from. 10 of them actually. And he picked this.. I'll show you the rest a bit later.. Owh ya! My brother Arthur helped me with the finishing. Thanks, bro!
It is locally known as "Jui" in Iban. A jui or a kura-kura or a tortoise is a very determined and zealous creature. Though it moves at a relatively slow pace, well, as the saying goes, "slow and steady win the race!" The closest homophone would be "Joy" in English. Our Jamming Studio was thereafter known as Joy's Jamming Studio. "Joy" is chosen instead of "Jui" because of the commercial purpose. Anyway. note that I used was. It has now working towards the merging with a bigger music production. So, my uncle would love to retain the root that has somehow plays an important role in his early career days.

The tribal drawing:
It symbolically represents the Iban. The painful process of tattooing represents bravery, courage and sovereignty. The characteristics that Clemence Joys would love to employ. We are internationally known as the pioneer in developing the art of tattoo. It has been refined for over the past centuries and still surviving. This heritage of ours has been accepted by today's generation. Tattoo is no longer a rare scene nowadays.

The circle:
It signify the world. The world is what Clemence Joys aims to triumph over. While his music is only friendly to the ears of his very own community due to the language barrier, he desires to bring his music far beyond his demographic boundary to let you and I dance to his music. He does maintain some of the distinctive element of Iban influenced in his music but with a modernized and a much fresher beat. Who knows, one day, Clemnce Joys' Music Production would be the next prominent music power house?

So, GRAB CLEMENCE JOYS CD NOW!!!! His second album debut will be in the market SOON!

Housemaid WANTED!!!

Housekeeper? Housemaid? Pembantu rumah? Orang gaji? I need them all badly at this point of time. I wake up as early as 7a.m. to only run my daily errands; the household chores. I am not actually complaining about me doing, sometimes completely everything. It is just that how I wish some of the burden could be uplifted from my shoulder.
However, it is very difficult to find a trustworthy person who fits the job well. Not only they should be able to work independently and do their work effectively, but most importantly, they must be a person of trust! Since we have two dear babies around, hiring one would be a tough decision to make. Maybe you are suggesting that we ought to learn to trust others, but why takes the risk, right? We would not compromise our safety and God-knows-what!
So, no matter how tiring it could be, it is much better to do stuff on our own. Yea, it might be frighteningly tiring, but, we are granted with fruitful gratification towards the end.
I am still amazed with my mun who could cope up well with everything within a very limited time frame. She is a working lady and yet, she has the time with her. She told me that no one is granted a sufficient time. So, she makes the time available for her to do everything before going to bed. You don't have the time so make it! Brilliant...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ninja Assassin and New Moon

I was not actually planning to watch these two splendid movies last night. But, I did plan to watch either one not too early to avoid the huge crowd. So, a week or two after their premier would be just nice. To my delight, these two box-office movies did not upset me. I spent RM36 on these movies. 2 sets of ticket; my brother and I. Not only King's Triplex benefited from my investment, but I believed those who went there to watch the movies were also enchanted with each beau.
Watching Ninja Assassin was like taking a ride on a roller-coaster. Starred by Rain, Asian very own superstar, this piece is surely not for the faint-hearted. I myself found the movie very disturbing with devilishly reddish blood splashing on the screen almost every single second. Too much spine-chilling scenes and goosebumps moments. I hardly breath and at times, when I was spared a moment of peace, I could feel an intense relief gushing up my nerve. Anyway, it touches the issues on betrayal, loyalty and trust pretty well. "BLOOD BEGETS BLOOD.." Enough said. However, despite its astonishing portrayal of troubling act, I just love it.
New Moon, on the other hand, is just on the contrary. While Ninja Assassin claimed its pride in its awesome manifestation of superb martial art skill, New Moon has crafted love twist, endless romance and the-best-man-win attribute into a magnificent production. To certain extent, those lovey-dovey scenes could caused someone a turbulence inside one's stomach. Still, i would give it a two-thumb up praise!
Actually, when I was watching Twilight 2: New Moon, my mind was bewildering. I was reflecting on a real life occasion which happened back in UKM. There were a lot of "aaa" moment from the beginning till the end. I wouldn't be giving too much details on what I was reflecting on. If you have watched the movie and if you have read my previous-previous blog entries, you would surely know what am I talking about here.
It was 11.30p.m. when my brother and I left the cinema. Needed to entertain our growling stomach. After a RM5 kuetiau goreng basah, a RM5 salad sotong, and a glass of Teh C Peng Special each, we went home and zzzzz...