24 December 2008

The Heart of Christmas

My dear friends..n fellow bloggers..

Merry Christmas n a blessed holiday to all ^_^
see u next year
15 December 2008


^_^ i know ur smiling..

wokey..firstly, thanks Nads for the tag..i hope ur senyuming when u see this picture haha
n to all my bloggers fren out there , near or far - smile.. u look hot when u smile..haha (hmm..there's a song in my mind rite now..mcm repeat mode pla dari kemarin ni.. you know I CANT SMILE WITHOUT YOU..) ba, nyi a..smbil tingu ni tag ^_^

rite..lets do the TAG

1. Re-post the picture (yg I AM GRATEFUL BECAUSE..)on your blog and pls. acknowledge where it came from.
Kindly leave a comment on this post so I would know you've posted it.
- Thanks to Kris n NADia for this tag.. :-)

2. Write down 5 things you are grateful for and the 5 bloggers you are tagging.
- 5 things I am grateful for;
1. this life
2. my family
3. my JoY ^_^
4. my five senses
5. all God's creation

- 5 bloggers that i want to tag are;
1. ervina
2. cath
3. Pam
4. Gracie
5. Michelle Tan

3. You may copy this or write your own quote regarding gratitude:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
- Jeremiah 29:11

10 December 2008

One Drop Of Christmas

My precious readers,

Hehe..I’m onto a little Christmas biz this season ^_^ What better ways to pamper your loved ones OR yourself..than giving them a piece of heavenly scent.

Yep, im ‘marketing’ a collection of perfumes here by One Drop Perfumes (Egyptian Potion) which u CANNOT get that easily at ur next perfume shop (limited supplier). Though a Malaysian –made product (ya la, ingat btul2 heaven sent ka? Haha..metafora baitu..) , I have to admit that its damn good than any other inspired perfume oil. Long lasting, original scent, n no alcohol or water added. ^_^

Cant afford the $$$ perfume thingy..? this might (MIGHT..ok) be ur answer

Selling price? 12 MYR per bottle (individually wrap + choco gift)

Mahal ka?

Hahaha..bah, pg la kamu beli sndiri di kadai lain ^_^ or..you can buy this at a cheaper price of course, in the Peninsular Msia.

Neway,, this is a mini venture for me in the ‘dare to fail’ department.. and..ACTUALLY USING one of the EFFECTIVE (claimed by many) promotional tool that I have only preached to others before hahaha – well..Looking good..so far *pat on the back* ^_*

Comments and criticism are highly welcomed. Customer is always right.

all wraps are individually made o.. ^_^

some of my previous wrappings - boleh pakai ka? ^_^

hehe..o ya, did i tell u the perfume bottles are very small 2.75ml :)

05 December 2008

Sunset 26th November

..feels like posting some sunset pictures today ^_^
the pics were taken last week, at Tg Aru beach - my favourite sunset -watching hangout
i think this is my third entry with SUNSET stuffs haha
but..cant get enough of it..
I wish i could built a house facing the sea, so i can watch the sunset everyday. hmm..
- my significant other still cant understand my fascination with the sea and sunsets (sigh).
maybe its becoz ive been living .. listening to waves crash and smelling the salty sea breeze for almost 20 years.
anyway,, enjoy the pictures.

did a bit of editing here

the end of another day.

i luv this one the most. there were actually two amorous couples swimming at the beach that time. 6
can u spot a tiny dot between the sun and the sand?
no offence, who ever the couples are - but ur in my lens.
nasib baik my cam tak cukup power utk zoom dorang hahaha

01 December 2008


..yep. I luv the romantic- modern – cool vampire TWILIGHT movie.
But my best friend fell asleep most of the time during the movie haha..lack of action/ fight scene has to be the culprit, I guess.
A few blogger friends made reviews about the film, which fired my desire to grab the next ticket at the nearest cinema. Hehe..just mention angels, devils, vampires, lycans or any mystical creatures to me, il be the first in line.

mm..whats so great about Twilight? I guess it has to be the romantic side of the cold blooded creature and an astonishing fact they are vampires on a diet. ??? haha,, its quite funny to listen to Edward (the beautiful vampire hero) saying they are surviving on animal blood and compare it as human living on tofu.
Betul juga la kn? People CAN survive with TOFU (and tofu alone), but will u be satisfied??
Itu baru satu..what about falling in love with ur own ‘food’?? yikess. But that’s the romantic part. And that’s when the chaos began as well. Aint love blind anyway?.
(*_*) o my.. i could fall in love with a handsome romantic vampire anytime now..

The leading lady is a combination of a calm, confident and cool mysterious beauty. No wonder the vampire just fell for her..,Get this..
” I have no strength to stItalicay away from you anymore” said the pale, gentle Edward Cullen.
“So don’t” Isabella, the lady character replied.
Hahaha..n ur wondering how I can remember all these lines?
Mr Luva Luva(sing) - I’m a romantic freak.
Some people may label the movie as ordinary and boring (im referring to my best friend)...becos there’s not much adrenalin flow scenes (I have to admit that). But its interesting to see the characters unfold themselves in ordinary settings and happenings – no extraordinary places (that u know could not exist in this world) or too much spells and blood sucking scenes that makes you want to go “urgh..here we go again..”
Bah. Pg la kamu sndiri tingu tu movie kalu beminat cerita2 vampire2 ni..gosh I didn’t know the movie existed – not until I saw the review from Nadia and Savesandakan (cewah)..hehe..jan marah a,,sia pn mau share review ba juga kunun ni.

My other favourite Vampire/Angels movies..(that I can remember la..)
  • Constantine (is Keanu Reeeves still available?? Hahaha)
  • Gabriel (Gorgeous archangelSSSS!! U should see how the story twist)
  • Interview with a vampire (yes. It was Tom Cruise & Brad Pitt)
  • Van Helsing (wanna see how Transylvannia looks like?)·
  • Underworld I & II(bloody..bloody..bloody..interesting)·
  • An American Werewolf in Paris (the werewolves are bloody scary but the story’s superb)

Hey, im normal, okai.

I luvvvvvv MAMA MIA.?? (^_^) Watch it triple time already. Im no dancing queen, but ABBA’s sooooooooooo fine!

Ok, u go watch TWILIGHT now. Tekeluar tajuk sda ni.

P.S: enjoy the movie posters below ;)

Van Helsing's cool but GABRIEL is my saviour angel hahaha..mmuahh!!

Remember this one? American teenager who got caught up in a romance in Paris - one of a kind

I luv the wings

Yep - thats BradPitt, as one of the vampire in Interview with a Vampire.

Kate Beckinsale rocks

28 November 2008

Lets Tag - from Nadia (~_*)

thaha..i cant believe si nadia btul2 tag sia o,, (^_^),,so tepaksa lagi kena buat ni entry ari ni,, sb..weekend ..offline......hehe

Ok, lets do it

1. Take a recent picture of yourself or take a picture of yourself right NOW! - ok,, i took tadi pagi,, msh freshh kunun..huhu
2. Dont change ur clothes - OKie
3. Post that picture with No editing.
4. Post these instruction with your picture.
5. Tag 10 people to do this..

ba..jn katawa a.. (^_*)

(muka tapuk2 begmbar ba tu hahaha)

and..the 10 people are...

1. michelle tan
2. pammie
3. mia
4. Cath
5. Val the dusun aroma
6.ervina ivy
7. Frisco D.
9.bulih ka sia tag org yg sda kana tag..hahaha
10. aha...sia dpt sda.. SAVESANDAKAN :)

ok people,,if ur free,,please re post this tag ya..:)

P/s:thanks nadia.
After a round of tense, unexpected complications and changes..the wedding of the year of the Baga family finally took place at St Cathrine, Inanam last Monday. I was the bridesmaid - haha. My first n absolutely last as any maid of honour..hehe..anyway,,thank you for the experience, Esther (she's my fiance's cousin).

It was great..everybody was in a wedding mood,,despite some unexpected changes of the whole wedding plan..that could not be avoided. But then, i guess it was a blessing in disguise..as everything turn out to be even better and unique!
The bride was actually required to wear a kadazan costume for the church wedding ceremony and the big entourage that should accompany the bride was given a red light.Hmm..
Whats up...??

After another round of pujuk-ing the priest in charge,,hehe..white gown it is..but with a twist of the traditional touch - hence, the sarong that symbolizes the KDM culture. cantik ba juga kn..:)
As the bride's maid of honour i did not get much opportunity to snap a lot of pictures of the whole ceremony..,, and most of the picture are blurred,eeeee..geram ny..

but, here goes..congrats once again to the perfect couple.

The cute little flower girl - pandai posing o..tau

Esther & Charles exchanging wedding vows,,watched by the ring boy. ala, siou a ring boy,, inda cukup wide tu angle camera mau ambil smua org..i was sitting in the front row (pengapit kn..control..huhu) - tepaksa kurang begerak,kunun.tpi sempat juga la ambi gmbr hehe

The last minute Kadazan ladies (all cousins of the bride).

Miss Biki n Abigail..all dress up and ready for the occasion - FYI..nobody planned to wear any traditional costume that day. But then,, as u can see..its simply fabulous.

The bridegroom best man.
I like this pic. but too bad,, its really blurred. i did my best to save it haha.
well..we were the target of 'jokes' all uncles n aunties n cousins there as being the next in line.
Ok ba,,sabar kamurang.. hahaha

i think i found my wedding photographer..turn out he's the cousin of my fiance's aunt. U see,, bjasa juga sia sama ko kn..haha..

Yep.the bride's wedding flower/bouquet ka? was literally GIVEN (by hand) to me.
macam pass2 baton pla hahaha..
kena lagi..
hey hey hey..its FRIIIIIdayyyy..
the DAY of the week everybody's waiting for :)
i logged into my facebook account this morning and everybody was just thrill that IT'S FRDIAY.
im happy as well actually, since the weekend smells nice this week..lotsa happening n stuff to attend to,,hehe fingers crossed.
The curiosity cat in me MEoweD..so, i google the word Friday, to know the secret of this great day of the week. and whatta surprise...
no wonder..everybody loves Friday.
Here we go (Wikipedia - ly speaking):
The name Friday comes from the Old English frigedæg, meaning the day of Frige the Anglo-Saxon form of Frigg, a West Germanic translation of Latin dies Veneris,
"day (of the planet) Venus" - auww..
(hehe..and in Sanskrit..)
Friday is Shukravar (or a derived variation of Sukravar), named for Shukra, the Sanskrit name of the planet Venus.
(:) astrologically speaking..)
Friday is connected with the planet Venus. This associates Friday with love, peace, and relaxation, as well as with emotional intensity and quashed dreams.
Now u know why u love Friday.
of cos, there are a few not- so - gud stuff about Friday..but..lets not spoil the mood here, right :)
so..lets enjoy..the day..
Thank God it is FriDay

Feeling a little bit bitter these few days..i realized..as long as i'm alive, i can change my Life, my Perspective, my Attitude - towards life and people around me. And that my saviour is always looking out for me.
What an enlightenment to know that. Keep me going dear Lord.
. . .
But what have i done for Him?
Of all the songs i have known and learned before..this song just popped in my head and heart. i feel so glad..to know that it is not just a song - but a reality.
sing together now.. :)

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.
Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.
* btw, do u know that this song was created by Joseph M. Scriven in 1855. He wrote this hymn to com­fort his mo­ther, who was across the sea from him in Ire­land. It was orig­in­al­ly pub­lished anon­y­mous­ly, and Scriv­en did not re­ceive full cred­it for al­most 30 years.
11 November 2008

Chasing Kipandi Butterflies

Hmm..how should I start..
The day was magnificent. We get to board our little bus at 9am and arrived at the place (thank God we reached there safely) a few minutes after 10.
Thank God we reached there safely?
Well yes, first of all, we were using a local 29 seaters bus that is not design for the Moyog – Tambunan steep road. Secondly, none of us has ever been to the place – we solely stick to the ‘5km after the Moyog school’ direction by the staff of Kipandi whom I contacted earlier. And…yes,, it was a few steep kilometers (after the Moyog school) before we reached the park – on the right side of the road (if you’re from Moyog).

If anybody asked me next time on the location of the park..this is what I will say:
Just drive as if ur headed for Gunung Emas (the famous stop over along the Moyog – Tambunan highway), as soon as u reached the steepest corner at the end of Moyog area, watch out – the park is on you’re right. You cannot miss it – because by that time, your eyes would be scanning every inch of the road side to look for the park sign board.

I can vividly recall the worried expression of the young bus driver (sebab mcm kami bawa dia pg Tambunan sda ni haha). Yep, it was 47km before Tambunan.
So, how was the park? Great! A friendly atmosphere with warm greetings from the young tour guides. I think some of the ladies have fallen in love with them hahaha.
Our 20 pax group was separated into 3 smaller goups by the cute tour guides. Everybody wanted to join the cutest guides group. And so, it was only four of us left with the average looking guy- next- door guide (no offence ya )
Anyway, we spent about an hour going around the Native Orchid Garden, the Insect Museum and the Butterfly Garden itself. It was WOW.. I’ve never seen so many exotic insects and butterflies in my life hahahaha(I’m referring to the insect museum that is ). The displays were a combination of our local rama rama and luar negara ones (as the guide described it). But too bad all the names were scientific ones, which were hard to pronounce – what more remember! I ask the guide so many times on weather the little creatures have any local or kampong name. dia cakap dia blm tau lagi hahaha..kesian gia..byk lagi buku sia mau baca ni..dia cakap lagi ni.
I guess the part that I loved the most would have to be the butterfly garden it self. But the beautiful insects were so few to be seen that day – because its not their season yet (the guide said lah).
I did manage to capture some pictures of the beautiful creatures with my sony cybershot. Less than perfect of course. It’s hard to focus on these little wings.

O ya, the fellas managed to slip some time on a hilly trekking endeavour, which was not part of the itinerary. Hmm..im sure this was the work of some sweet talk by the fellas to bring them to the hilly mountain. But since it was just the opposite of the park, and I can see them at the top clearly from my coffee table, I guess it was no harm. A 61 year old British guy was with them as well – how could I say no.

Well people, if you’re a nature lover,, a visit to this park is a must. It was establish four years ago, but not a lot people knew about this wonderful place. So guys,,next time ur on your way to Tambunan via Gunung Emas, make sure you stop by here ya - Kipandi Butterfly Park
some of the butterflies that i caught on camera

please..dont ask me the name of each species ya :)

got quite close to this little one

spot the butterfly

aha! this is the hill that they climb,,tak la tinggi sgt juga,, but slippery
can you spot people there waving..haha

i took this picture from the park's canteen. sipping my teh Boh while waiting for them to finish their trek

flowe power - inside the butterfly garden

i almost wanted to touch it - the butterfly just came out from its coccoon

some of the display- guide cakap,, foreign butterflies

the green grass of the orchid garden

the famous pitcher plant here in Borneo

more monkey cups @ pitcher plants

the Orchid Garden

there were not many orchids blooming that time, "bulum musim" (guide)

the surrounding view of the park

i like this one - gmbr mereng2 ni..
the butterfly garden

yep - one of the young tour guide (far right) with the fellas

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