Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Selamat Melah Pinang (28.08.08)


1 cup consideration
1 cup courtesy
2 cupfuls flattery carefully concealed
2 cupfuls milk of human kindness
1 gallon faith and trust in each other
2 cupfuls praise
1 reasonable budget; a generous dash of cooperation
3 teaspoons pure extract of "I'm sorry"
1 cup of contentment
1 cup each of confidence and encouragement
1 large or several small hobbies
1 cup of blindness to the other's faults

Flavor with frequent portions of recreation and a dash of happy memories. Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism. Sweeten well with generous portions of love and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion. Never serve with cold shoulder.

To Mr. & Mrs Reno, Selamat Melah Pinang ngagai seduai. Ngarap ke mujur sampai ke seput ke penudi....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Trip to Kuching

Grand Continential Hotel

(Kuching Riverfront during dust)

I was so busy this couple of weeks and have no time to update my blog. Really out of idea to write and for this post, i better make
it short. I have spent my precious weekend in Kuching for the semi-official trip. It has been quite sometimes i have not traveled to Kuching. I arrived at Kuching International Airport at 8.45 p.m. and I decided to stay in Grand Continental Hotel as I'd have an even in that hotel the next morning.

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. Being the most populous city in the state of Sarawak, Kuching emerged as one of the most vibrant cities in the region and it is the largest city on the island of Borneo and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching was elevated to city status on 1 August 1988. Guess what, Kuching has changed drastically. I was so surprised to find that many shopping complexes have been opened and appeared everywhere. One of those is The Spring Shopping Mall. The Spring Shopping Mall is the biggest shopping mall in Sarawak opened to public on the 10th January 2008. The first large-scale lifestyle shopping centre in this city. With this gigantic shopping mall, tourists enjoy their time in Kuching, Sarawak in this 2-storey mall. With 150 retail outlets, a gourmet supermarket, an excellent food court here you find Parkson, Ta Khiong gourmet supermarket, MPH, HSL, Factory Outlet, Padini, Bonia, Bata, Hush Puppies, K2Factor, Mango, Esprit, Guess G2000 and other established brands. Here also you find Kenny Rogers Roasters and Sushi King, Starbucks Coffee, Secret Recipe, Manhattan Fish Market, Kluang Coffe Station and etc.

The Boulevard suddenly appeared there from its original home, Miri. Tun Jugah just like its old self. Parkson opposite the Crown Plaza doesn't change much. And the JALAN memang berubah giler. I will definitely get lost if I were to drive in Kuching. I used to live in Kuching back in 1995-1999 but things really changed now. Kuching is soon becoming HARIMAU.

The foods in Kuching are still the best in Sarawak. One of my favorite place is a stall somewhere in Jalan Bishopgate (Forgot the name of the stall). The Vogok soup and the mee kosong there are damned good. Kuching has a number of notable local dishes served at hawker stalls-Kuching '
Kolo mee' or 'koh-loh mein' (egg noodles, flash-boiled and then served with garlic, shallots, minced pork, white vinegar, pork oil or in some cases peanut oil and sliced barbecue pork also known as "char siew") this is a widely popular dish with the local population, Sarawak Laksa (a spicy coconut prawn paste-based broth served with rice vermicelli, egg, prawn, chicken, deep fried tofu and occasionally clams)

Tomato Sauce Mee (crispy noodles served with tomato sauce, vegetables, and meat) or TomatoSauce Kuay Teow (flat rice noodles) are the most well-known hawker dishes served, Bubor Cha-cha, a concentrated mixed syrup of sago, agar-agar and sweet potatoes, Kueh-Chap, Flat rice noodles served with pig entrails, tofu and egg. Custom ordered dishes (usually called the "special") are available on request. Most hawker stalls serve a variety of these three dishes, but locals often debate vigorously as to where to find the best variety. Visitors should be aware that portions are half of what is usually commonly found at Chinatowns in the West.

Spent a 3 day and 2 night stay in Kuching was a wonderful experience. I always love Kuching as a place to Lepak but not the place to stay and settle down, as I love a quiet, peaceful and smooth running town like Bintulu. Traffic jam in Kuching is too heavy to handle....Chiowwww...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

IT is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the story of life. I have, as it were, a superstitious hesitation in lifting the veil that clings about my childhood like a golden mist. I find that fact and fancy look alike across the years that link the past with the present. To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.

I have met lot of people in my life. Sometimes people come into your life and you know straight away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach a lesson, or to help you figure out whom you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and the success and downfalls you experience help to create who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.
Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.

Most importantly, if you Love someone tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life's plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ex-UiTM Reunion Dinner 2008

I am back blogging after my last post 6 days back..tis time i ll try Bahasa Malaysia a.k.a Bahasa Melayu to start?...selamat petang all...wahhhh! very the formal...hahaha

Talking about the Ex-UiTM (Ex-ITM) reunion dinner 2008 which will be held on d 16/08/08, teringat zaman2 persekolahan dolo2..shall i call it zaman persekolahan?..Zaman perkolejan mungkin lebih sesuai...(direct translation fr College time)..hahaha...matila kena saman DBP ni...banyak member2 yang telah tputus hubungan..(in fact, zaman i diploma dulu mana ada handphone lagi, so mmg terputus talian la..hahaha..except for Mista Lawyer yang ada handphone, tu pun size ala2 atur seberat 1.5 kg...hehehe, jgn marah Mr step, nanti kena jual!)...I really hope this time kita orang boleh jumpa time reunion di all ex-UiTM/Ex-ITM yang tersasat ke blog bujang sebuyau ni, plzzz luangkan masa you all sedikit and kita bersama2 menjayakan dinner reunion tersebut (perghhh, macam karangan tingkatan 5 siot, hahaha.)For further info., sila layari

The tickets for the dinner are on, sila dapatkan sementara stok masi ada...u may contact orang2 yang ada di blog tersebut, or u may get it from me as i am one of the organizing committee...

Sedikit gambar buat kenangan ketika di UiTM Kota Samarahan dulu sebagai tanda ingatan..penat seh, kena scan dulu,zaman dulu kalo cuci gambar mana ada taukeh tu bagi cd utk softcopy..siap dia bagi gambar HANTU zaman muda2 dulu..ala bukan lama pun, 10 tahun lalu or less...

Kuching Riverfront, masa & tahun kejadian tidak diingati...

Bukit Singai, alim la kunun...hahaha

Sukan Basketball...Usun, you rockkkk

Time dinner DIA, yang penting gaya mutu sammy...

Kalo tak silap, ni even kabanyakkan muka budak DIA...

So, kepada semua kawan2 dlm gambar tu, harap maaf kalo tidak mendapatkn permission you all tuk publish dalam blog ini...Mr Lawyer, dont saman me ok...

So, kepada kawan2 lama, selamat berjumpa di Reunion Dinner bulan 8 nanti k....KITAI MULAI KE PENGINGAT>>>APUHHHH