Showing posts from January, 2014

Of Rising Cost, Crimes and Kangkung

With the rising cost of living becoming a main concern in Malaysia and became the hot topic in the last 1 month.. Leading to Prime Minister Najib to make that statement about #kangkung..which eventually became the hit news that trended all over social media and appeared on international news like BBC.. so what lies ahead of us, Malaysians?

I find the #kangkung issue really hilarious. For one, it's how Malaysians are responding to the issue (rising cost of living, not kangkung). It's a big joke and the only comfort Malaysia can find is to throw sarcasm and laugh about it. No extensive measures yet on how the various governmental program is going to help the rakyat to cope in long-term run. Don't be ridiculous or naive to think that RM650 is great amount that will last for the whole year. Undeniably, the sum is a lot for many who needs it - I don't underestimate the value but let's be realistic.

People are suggesting various tips to cope with this. Suggestions to cut…

Doing Business at 10

While I was still in primary school, I already started my business venture. True story. I'm not an entrepreneur now but aspiring to be one. Heck, everyone's wanting to be an entrepreneur nowadays. I cannot be left out! #kiasu

Before I was doing mass comm, I was considering taking up a business course. But nah, ain't nobody got time for that (seems to be my favourite phrase that everyone's linking it to me nowadays). No, really. I think I have a knack for doing business but I don't feel like studying accounting and finance and management and things related to it. I'd prefer to study something funner, or at least I presumed it to be - like mass comm.

So anyway, I did mentioned I already started my business venture since I was in primary school right? It's true. When I was young and naive, my sisters and I had a hobby. Back then, almost everyone carries a file to school. And what's cool is that the file is usually transparent and we can plaster our favouri…

Thoughts on Best Picture Oscar Nominees 2014 & Movie Wishlist

The long-awaited list for the Oscar Nominees is out! I would say that a great list of movies is on that list, exciting to know how will win the prestigious movie awards.

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Best Picture: "American Hustle," ''Captain Phillips," ''Dallas Buyers Club," ''Gravity," ''Her," ''Nebraska," ''Philomena," ''12 Years a Slave," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."
Quite a number of comedy-drama films eh? Truth to be told, I've never even watched a single movie that was listed because most of them were not screened in Malaysia but I'm feeling excited because I've heard how good are those movies. Sayang sekali, distributors always fail to get some good shows here especially those that are nominated for Oscar :(

Based on the hearing and reading on a lot of sites, it seems that 12 Years a Slave is favourite to win while The Wolf of Wall Street is not too far behind in p…

Happy 21st Birthday HF :)

Aside from church friends whom I grew up with, another person that I've known for more than a decade is HF. I first met him when we were 10 years old. Oh dear.

Standard 5

Standard 6

We were in the same class for the last three years in primary school. It was the kind of fun of all sorts - playing batu seremban, Pokemon TCG, badminton etc.
Then came form 1, we were in the same school for a month although we were shuffled to different classes. After that 1 month, I transferred out and went to a different school for the next 2 years. In that 2 years, despite going to different school with different schooling time - I went to school in the morning, he went in the afternoon - we maintained our friendship many thanks to technology like the phone and MSN/Windows Live Messenger (MSN totally FTW).

Form 3
After spending two years in another school, I transferred back to Cochrane and I was in the same school with HF again. I also got into the same class as him and two other friends who was from…

Five Reasons Why I Love Joining Contest

1. Side income and various perks
What's not to love when joining a contest gives you some probability to win some cool gadgets, tickets or perhaps convert them to cold hard cash?

2. Making new friends
When I started out joining contest regularly in 2011, somehow I added quite a number of people who I knew was into contest (and they accepted my request as well, lol) and made friends with them. Along the way, I got to know more about these peeps and even though I may not have met all of them in person, I've seen their FB/twitter activities long enough to know they are genuine harmless people who are willing to share knowledge and ideas :)

3. Pushing the limits
It takes extra effort to stand out and be extraordinary so that the contest organisers take notice of me. In order to convince people to give me a big tick, I have to think outside the box. A lot of times, it requires a lot of research and motivation in order to execute plans and ideas especially for photo contest. It als…

Top 5 Reasons Why Criminal Minds is Awesome

1. I get to see the different cultures in America
Although I know it is arguable that what we see in the media is not the representation of reality, I still believe that in every content has some element of truth. The BAU team travels to the different states in America and each state has different culture and ways of dealing with crimes. Nice to learn a thing or two about their jurisdiction as well.

2. Reid is super smart, JJ is sensitive, Garcia's a cute geek..
You get my point. The team is made up of super good characters that made the show so fun to watch because there is really some great dynamics in the team.

3. Expand general knowledge
It is through Criminal Minds, I got to know famous crime cases like Jack The Ripper, Ted Bundy, the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer etc. Also, I think it's cool to learn psychological terms in this show. It's somewhat fascinating (okay, maybe not the right about - intriguing?) to learn that the human mind is so complex, and…

What's New For 2014

I went to Bangkok with a mission. I kinda achieve it.  I came back to tanah air with 11 pants, 3 skirts, 15 tops, 3 dresses, 2 bags, 3 random socks and a pair of shoes. There is no doubt that Bangkok is really a shopping haven. 
Before I went to Bangkok I had a list - watch, bag, shoes and a wallet. I just lost my wallet a few weeks before going to Bangkok so I thought I wanted to get a new one for myself but mehhh, didn't manage to get any. Also failed to buy a watch T_T Ever since my watch was stolen (a super nice Guess watch which I liked a lot and it was a won from a difficult contest from MSN, sentimental value level up) I didn't have a fancy watch to wear. Boo.
But overall, it was a good trip. Like I posted in my insta - the harvest is plentiful indeed. 
So I guess that's a whole new wardrobe for me. :D 
Here's to a great start to 2014.

Video of the Week: Postmodern Jukebox 2013 Mashup: Just Another Day at the Office

LOL, cool renditions :D