Sunday, August 31, 2008

BIG Wishes!

31 August 2008.
Petronas advert for this year's 2008 Merdeka.



"Do not let fasting cause you cross your boundaries by getting upsetdue to the slightest of reasons. Rather, fasting should be a cause of peacefulness and tranquility of your soul."

Have a blessed Ramadhan to all!

Much love.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


This post, inspired by all the cooking done earlier. :)

Jamie and Jools Oliver named their daughters Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo.
(Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

Gray is the New Green

Took this again from a post in the photoblog.

Yeah, I know you're sick of hearing how every new eco-friendly designer wants to make something organic but also fashion-forward. Trust me on this one, though—Larsen Gray is cool. And not just for a green designer. The brainchild of "Project Runway" alum Nora Caliguri and her friend Rachelyn Porter, Larsen Gray is focused on simple, modern silhouettes with interesting details. Think high-waisted shorts, baggy silk tanks, and one-shoulder dresses, all 100 percent organic or sustainable. And with the entire line priced under $260, you can feel just as good about your wallet as the environment. For more information, see

—Romney Leader

So much of saving the environment huh?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hard Waste

Hard waste items for collection must be placed on the kerb near your residence. was on a flyer to remind and inform people on hard waste collection. We have got the flyer today and I found it quite interesting. And I was imagining only and only if it were to be implemented in Malaysia.

The annual hard waste collection will be done on Monday, 8 September 2008 by the Cities of West Torrens (the local council) and Holdfast Bay, collected from residential properties.

Among the rules:
1. Must have the hard waste on the footpath in front of the house by 6am on 8 Sept. Items placed on the kerb after the collection truck has passed will not be collected.

2. Waste to be disposed should not be more than 1.5 cubic meters which is equivalent to a slightly heaped 6 x 4 meter trailer.

3. There's also a loooong list on what will be collected and what won't be collected. Basically no liquids, chemicals, organic waste, batteries, paints, vehicle tyres, etc. The collected items would be furniture, carpets, bikes, toys, airconds, small scrap metals, unbroken glass, etc.

However, if you still wish to dispose the non-collectable items, there are numbers to contact.

Also, failure to comply with guidelines could result to a $315 fine.
(haha..then it would be better of is you were not to dispose your stuffs rather than getting the fine right?)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Brand New IPhone? Not!

Hahahaa...I found this wayyyy too interestingly funny!

A British buyer of Apple's iPhone was surprised to discover his new phone's camera already contained photos - apparently taken in the Chinese factory where it was made.

The pictures showed a woman of Asian appearance, dressed in factory clean room garments, smiling and gesturing in front of other partially-assembled iPhones.

iPhones are manufactured in China by Foxconn.

The iPhone user provided the pictures to the Apple fan website under the screen name "markm49uk".

"Once it had been activated on iTunes I found that the home screen already had a photo set against it," markm49uk wrote.

"It would appear that someone on the production line was having a bit of fun."

A tribute website dedicated to the woman in the photos has appeared at

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sir Donald Bradman

Born 27 August 1908 - died 25 February 2001. Don Bradman, dubbed 'the boy from Bowral', rose to acclaim during times of hardship, depression and recovery. He represented Australia for 20 years, playing 52 Tests from 1928/29-1948. Knighted for his services to cricket in 1949, he remains the only Australian cricketer to receive a knighthood for services to the game. He retired from Test cricket with a batting average of 99.94, making his Test batting achievements nearly twice that of the nearest Test batsman.

Don Bradman was born in Cootamundra, New South Wales, on 27 August 1908 and grew to become one of Australia's most esteemed cricketers. The young Don learned his early cricket while growing up in the New South Wales town of Bowral. Playing Grade cricket for the St George District Cricket Club (Sydney) and Kensington Cricket Club (Adelaide), he represented NSW between 1927/28-1933/34, South Australia between 1935/36-1947/48 and Australia from 1928/9-1948.

The Bradman Foundation, a non-profit charitable trust, is based in Bowral and owns and operates the Bradman Museum of Cricket. Established with the full support of Sir Donald, its charter is to support youth cricket across Australia and to commemorate its namesake, Sir Donald Bradman AC.

The Bradman Foundation has created this website so you can learn more about the life of Sir Donald Bradman, the world’s greatest batsman and significant Australian.

Okay, that's a tick for me :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I'm off and will be back on tues! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Mission after the other

My feet are aching. Thanks to the exercise I did today.Worse still that I happen to have a lump on my little foot finger (or whatever you call it).

I had made a visit to one of our site for another mission to be completed this semester.Yeah...we were given three different sites and we had to choose one and to evaluate on its development.

So headed to North Adelaide where we took a bus there. We took several pictures for about 10minutes and we were done. (I was with a friend, ok lets call her GY).

GY: I think I shall walk home from here. I've walked through here before and I think I know my way home. Do you wanna come and have a look at my new home?

Me: Ummm...yup sure. How long is it till your house?

GY: I've once walk through here and took me around 20 minutes to the city. Since we are already half way so I think it should take around 10minutes.

Me (being excited to see her new house): "Ohh..sure!"

*So we walked and walked and walked...

Me: Omg! You said its only 10minutes and now I think its already 30 minutes!

*We were talking and chatting all the way that I didn't realise how long it has been since we started walking. It was when I realised that my feet was aching.

GY: Hahahahahaa! You actually BELIEVED me?

Me: Pfffffffftttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GY: Anyway, we both did a really GOOD exercise today.hehehe...

Yeah...and so I was on the bright-side. No dissatisfation or whatsoever. :)

Ohh..some of the site photos:

This was the site. A vacant land which will soon be developed

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Chaos. Nay?

Chaos even in organizing people.

I reckon the main reason for that is picking and choosing on who should be in a group and when some who are not being able to cooperate or giving full commitment with work.

I'm a nobody to judge who people are. Its a no no when you assume and judge who someone is by when you hear it from someone else, especially if you don't really know who he/she is.
I usually would put on deaf ears when I had to be in the middle of a situation when a conversation of someone being frustrated with another takes place.

The people were discussing on group members on who should be with and what not.

They were picking on group members and I some how don't know why it was in such a fuss.
I was scared. Listening to some being frustrated on not being able to be with whoever they wanted to. (that was when I was in the middle of that situation. I couldn't step away since they were still sorting out. Its not that I wanted to be in it. I HAD to)

They were still insisting -draging one into another group because there were limitations on the number of members in one particular group.

Then I had got my own group.

Hmm..I was confused, no idea on what reason, and I could say I was satisfied with what I've got, so absent mindedly stepped out of the class.

It was drizzling. Trying hard to forget the chaos, so marched through the wetness and cool breeze of the night, heading home.

No proper dinner for tonight.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Oddest Time

I was scratching my back.

Again scratching.

*damn those allergies! (but its healing)

Sigh when you had to munch at one side of you mouth when your wisdom tooth is about to come out, yeah it hurts. Effing hurts!

But thank god not all the time.

And sometimes I don't get the pleasure in the taste of good food.

Decided to concentrate on work on Friday. A must-read-before-class is due today and I have to force myself for that.pfffttt!

Im gonna have lunch.
Pack my bag
With my laptop (optional)
Geared with your hoodies/sweaters/jackets or whatever you call it
Head to school.

Yeah...that's an 'almost' daily routine for me. This season I shall say.

And yesterday was the oddest time for me spending my time in the place for books a.k.a The Library which was when I stepped out from there with three thick, heavy and not-so-big pieces of writings from various for my first mission this semester.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

No Idea

Some of which I took.Yeah..two contrasting photos :)

Haha. I've obviously no idea to blog.
Currently working on PERT & CPM and Gantt Charts - A whole lot of research to do on the topic for project management. Need to do most of it before Saturday!

Monday, August 18, 2008


YOU would never know it from the way he plays Quidditch, but Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he suffers from dyspraxia - often associated with clumsiness.

Well, when curiosity prevails, did Wikipedia, -Dyspraxia is a development disorder which affects the initiation, organization and performance of action.

The real Harry Potter has trouble tying his shoelaces!
He's currently on Equus making a broadway debut and admitted that he suffers from Dyspraxia in an interview.

Daniel revealed he became an actor partly because his dyspraxia meant he was not successful at school.

Huh...famous people suffers weird diseases too.Yeah, I know.I know. They're all human being too :)

For more, click!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Early Day

I woke up too early today and started to blog.

I think this is like the only way for me to say something and people not laughing at me as I express it. Only the wind which hears me.I know its crazy. I know its impossible.hahahaaa! (yeah, I'm laughing now)

Here's to it:
"I have never been sooo desperate as this wishing that I could be at two different places at the same time"

Why? Don't you ever?



Saturday, August 16, 2008


Its just tooooo cute not to be shared...

(By Brenton Edwards, 14 August 2008)

JUST how much can a koala bear? On a blustery day, in the fork of a tree high above Happy Valley, a sleepy koala sat minding his own business.

Out of the blue came a couple of crows, intent on making sleep impossible.
The plucky koala swiped at the birds more than 25m above the ground while the crows landed pecks.

The birds' attack increased when the koala tried to beat a retreat down the tree.
In desperation, the koala took evasive action with a 2m horizontal leap of faith from one branch to another. That was too much for the birds. They took off for easier sport.

"I was fortunate enough to witness this epic while waiting for Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to attend a press conference at the Happy Valley Reservoir. I captured the action on a Nikon D3 camera, with an 80-200mm lens." (haha I dont know but I just had to make that bold)

Advertiser photographer Brenton Edwards and his amazing picture series in which a koala takes flight after being attacked by crows.

Dr Deb Kelly, from the Department of Environment and Heritage, said: "Normally, a koala can jump about a metre but it depends on the size of the koala how heavy it is, if it is jumping up or down and how badly it was trying to escape."

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Real Body

David Solm, a photographer based in Norwood, SA is the photographer in charge for the Real SA Bodies with Amber on SAfm.

Female listeners taking part are supposed to pose nude in oppose to un-natural body makeover.
Check out the interview of the final five. Click!

Some of his works:

Nothing in Particular

It was yesterday that I discovered my new cousin's name was Alyaah and that her birthday was on the 080808. :)

Every Thursday would be an early and a late day for me (that is why I would sometimes find myself to blog in the wee hours of the night and its freezing now).

And so I've found the State library to be more interesting than the uni lib.And for the night lecture, our lecturer would always have prepared a light snack during the lecture break (which I have never come across in my whole entire life of studying).

Also, earlier today, I congratulated a friend of mine upon his graduation held at the Adelaide Convention Center. nice is it to be able to put on the robes again and receiving the scroll (yeah, mine's not till next year).

And lastly, my friend sent me a link.
Why does it all has to be in Melbourne???!!!! Grrrr!!

Sigh.Good night.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

So much for That

After the lecture today, I wonder how politics could be an extreme influence to the approval of development proposals. Here, in Australia, the Ministers are responsible in determining the approval of a project proposal.

And from the tutorials, I've also discovered that the previous ministers responsible for these approvals do not really have a planning background.
In this case, we're also still uncertain about the life of the River Murray in SA which is said to be currently under threat and the people there i.e. in Goolwa are urging Kevin Rudd on doing something. Hmmm... no news on that yet.

Ohh...also the development in Selangor as stated in the KL City Plan. More development in Selangor (i.e. Hulu Kelang) will be carried out, despite the public participation.
Yeah, so much for the development intensity, land use planning zone and the environment protection zone and sustainable development.

What are these people involved in the process thinking?
And, what is public participation all about?The voice of the public is supposed to be heard in any case!

yada.yada,yada...(we still don't have the say anyway).

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Yup so I'm back after a not-so-long weekend in Melbourne. Went skiing and sightseeing around the city where I stayed in Brunswick then in Henty House before coming back to Adelaide. (not to forget the temptation to shop)

Exhausted.But wayyy fun fun fun I must say! back to school and work.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Best Wishes is the eve of the Olympics.I'm gonna be away for a couple of days.

To the Malaysian squad,

Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Nail 'em

If the appearance of your nails shows they’re in bad condition, this is due to nail damage or health issues. A naturopath or doctor can best diagnose the problem. You’ll then need to treat the underlying cause to improve the condition of your nails. Here are nine of the most common nail problems.

  • White spots are caused by mild knocks, such as hitting the unexposed or matrix area of your fingernails. They’re like bruises which appear months later.
  • Pitting can run in the family, be caused by knocks or be a result of illnesses, for example, psoriasis, eczema and arthritis.
  • Brittleness results from nails drying out after being in water for too long or exposed to harsh detergents and chemicals.
  • Vertical ridges are a sign of normal ageing, but can also be caused when the cuticles have been badly damaged.
  • Horizontal ridges are related to health issues, such as an interruption to nail growth due to illness or poor diet.
  • Lifting nails can result from rough removal of false nails, psoriasis or a fungal infection, and aggressive nail cleaning which can lift your nails off the nail bed.
  • Hangnail is a small strip of torn skin at the side of your nails which is usually caused by dry skin or nail biting. To remove, trim the torn skin with clippers. Don’t pull it.
  • Fungal infection can be spread from person to person. A poor immune system and diabetics are at higher risk. Seek medical advice for treatment.
  • Bacterial infection can start when hands are constantly wet, or if nail biting exposes the underlying tissue. It can also be associated with candida, a yeast-like parasitic fungus for which you should seek medical advice.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

To Forgive

What would you feel or do on someone who you trusted i.e. a friend (but not a close one, but yeah..he/she could still be considered as someone you trust) cheated or do something unethical (I'm not sure wether this would be the appropriate word) behind you?
And you get the ppl surrounding you saying that he/she is dangerous and that something's not right and what had happen should not happen as how it happened.

Deep down inside me there's a feeling to forget for me to forgive. I think thats the best and the most affordable forgiveness that I'm capable of and I'm telling myself that I would not have any intention or whatsoever dealings and communication with him/her again as there would be no reason for that anymore.

Monday, August 4, 2008


And so I watched Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks on Oprah. They got along together very well on the show and also which everyone knows that Julia is married to Danny Moder and had recently got a baby boy :)

Tom was making jokes all the way on the show (and that was when I think he's cute) when he revealed that he suffered some sort of blood-poisoning that if he were late to go to the doctor it could cost him his life. It was during his shoot of Castaway. He also has his own MySpace!

Oh btw, photos of Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt were just revealed by People. (its amazing on how babies could even get the fame).
Get People, people!

Also, Air Asia X is planning to charge overweight passengers due to the oil hike and also to help "Aussies to lose weight". Click!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Asia Awards 2008

The MTV Asia Awards had just ended taking place for the very first time in Malaysia. Genting to be specific on 020208 I wasn't in the country. Well, technology saved the day :)
So Jared Leto and Karen Mok were the hosts for the night.

"Leona, we love you!"

"Sign my shirt! Sign my shirt!"

Those were just the selected screams heard over the hordes of screaming fans with various homemade signs ("Jared Leto, you are the map of the world!" and "MTV is back!") at the 2008 MTV Asia Awards red carpet. Of course, all of them were just out to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars and get a piece of them, be it photos or autographs to take home as precious keepsake!

The first celebs that graced the red carpet were MTV's very own VJ Utt, Denise, Taya, and Zhu Zhu. It was a huge reception, wholly proof that our VJs are hot entities in the hearts of the fans. Some fans even screamed "I love your dress! Nice shoes!" to the female VJs!

When the hot singing and dancing troupe Pussycat Dolls hit the walkway, all hell broke loose! Chants of "PCD!" and "Nicole!" were heard far and wide. And it didn't help that Korean super boyband, Super Junior, were hot on heels of the sexy ladies. The barricades nearly broke!

Kyle Patrick from The Click Five also whipped the fans up into frenzy when he pointed the microphone at them. Said drummer Joey Zehr: "It's pretty insane here!

"Up next, our very hosts Jared Leto and Karen Mok looked like a golden couple walking down the carpet together. Both of them were snapped up by the press for interviews but they didn't forget to mingle with the fans as well. "It's fantastic and such an honor to be here," said Jared.

And when the fans suddenly burst into the chorus of "Bleeding Love," it's pretty evident who has just walked in! Britain's songtress Leona Lewis definitely wowed the crowd with her long flowing golden tresses and affable personality.

As the red carpet event went on, artists like The Script ("We are really nervous to be here," said Danny O'Donoghue), Electrico, Stefanie Sun, Li Yu Chun, Nicholas Teo, OneRepublic, Panic At The Disco, Project E.A.R. all sashayed down the red carpet to meet all the fans and the press. Deafening screams, crazed looks, it was definitely part excitement and mostly mayhem!

Some photos.

Joe and Jaclyn

One Republic


The Click Five

The 'hot' host and Karen Mok

Yayy to 30 Seconds to Mars!!

Out of the topic, if you live in an area where the most disastrous thing that can happen involves being stuck in a traffic jam or spilling coffee on your shirt, there’s really no reason to pack a disaster evacuation kit. However, if Murphy’s Law is to be believed, disasters are coming, like it or not (and you better be prepared.)

Last year alone, Malaysia experienced severe weather events that triggered landslides and floods in places such as Johor, the East Coast and East Malaysia, with some casualties.

For many of us who witness these tragedies through the television, we marvel at the devastation and tend to view the survivors as the lucky ones.

So, Be Prepared.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Laws of Life

I got this in an email sometime ago and got it again but decided to share.
Very interesting.
Judge it yourself!

Law of Mechanical Repair:After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch.

Law of the Workshop:Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability:The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone:When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi:If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law:If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now. (works every time)

Bath Theorem:When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters:The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result:When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.Law of Biomechanics:The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Theatre Rule:At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee:As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers:If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets:The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location:No matter where you go, there you are.

Law of Logical Argument:Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law:If the shoe fits, it's really ugly.

Oliver's Law:A closed mouth gathers no feet.

Wilson's Law:As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.


Brangelina Baby

And so this is what I discovered today.

Brangelina baby pictures sell for $US14m

Exclusive pictures of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's newborn twins fetched $US14 million ($A14.88 million), a person involved in the negotiations told The Associated Press, giving People magazine and a British tabloid joint rights to publish the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken.

The person asked not to be named because he was not authorised to release the figure. People will feature Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon in an issue to hit news stands on Monday, spokeswoman Nancy Valentino said on Friday.

The money - more than double the $US6 million ($A6.38 million) People paid for Jennifer Lopez' twins on a March cover, according to Forbes - will go to a foundation created by Pitt and Jolie that largely focuses on helping children around the world.

Click for more!

Friday, August 1, 2008


I have been a nomad in blogging. Shifted from one site to another due to some reasons. Alas ended up here.

A thought for the day:
Chocolates ARE worth buying.

I finally decided to have a word-blog separately, rather than having it with my photoblog (which still remains). It somehow gives me a different feeling writing on a wordblog and a photoblog.
Btw, it coincides with the Olympic month and not to forget the believed lucky number. I'm not sure myself in believing that.

Ohh and to complement with the title-description, I'm gna include at least a bit of 'it' in my future posts.

So here goes! :)