Thursday, March 27, 2008

Good Luck!!

I've completed watching this 10-episode Japanese drama. Thanks CY. Really loved it. I love the characters and the story line.
Kimura Takuya as Shinkai Hajime. Young co-pilot who NEVER COMPLAINS about anything since the tragic death of his mother when he was just a boy. His ultimate dream is to become the captain of the plane. He NEVER GAVE UP even after injuring his leg and nerves and everyone says that it's impossible for him to fly again.
Tsutsumi Shinichi as Kouda Kazuki. Captain Kouda is haunted by his past. He blamed himself for not able to save a plane that crashed 12 years ago and thus has turn himself into a STRICT captain who wants nothing but safety on the plane. He's a hate figure but no one understands that every action he did is for the good of everybody. DEDICATED to his job and his severe ways of handling things, he is very macho and cool.
Shibasaki Kou as Ogawa Ayumi. A COOL, quiet mechanic in the hangar that Shinkai fell for. She has this mysteriously personality and is not afraid to SPEAK UP whatever that is on her mind. Why she's a mechanic? Because her parents died in a plane crash and from then on she tries to make sure every plane will not malfunction.
Kuroki Hitomi as Togashi Noriko is somewhat a perfect air stewardess. She turned down a good promotion that needs to be based on ground because her LOVE FOR HER JOB as an air stewardess. She showed that to love a man, you don't have to have him by your side. You can still keep him in your HEART even if he is not there anymore.

I really love the story. It's funny how Shinkai and Ogawa expressed their feelings to each other. It's not the lovey-dovey type but the opposite. They encourage each other directly using the hard way. For Togashi and Kouda, she stood by him no matter what but not being clingy. Kouda is a man of few words, but she understands him by the heart.
After watching it, I feel that at certain times, we need to let go of the past and move on. Else, our lives will always revolve around it. Everyone will have a moment when they feel really low and all hope seems to be fade each moment. But we should not be negative. Being sad and whining will not help. I still believe that EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING.
Be postivie and even if you feel down, give yourself some little time to be sad but never too long!! Good Luck everyone...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Living it...

My legs are still aching and I've made a mistake wearing high heels today. I thought that it will be alright as they are not as painful as yesterday. But going down the stairs just now proved me wrong! I am walking like an old woman down the stairs. My mum jokingly says that I always torture myself by going hiking or doing the trailblazer and return home with muscles ache. But it is the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that made it all worthwhile.
Sometimes, I feel that life is too short to be wasting it. Like now, sitting in the office, with nothing much to do. I am very tempted to skip the rest of the day and do something meaningful.
A friend wrote in her blog that she thinks she is thinking too much, too many maybes, too many what ifs and what could have been...I do that too. I bet most of us do. Sometimes, I wanted to do some things but I keep procrastinating and giving myself excuses, in the end, the opportunity is not there anymore. So, take chances. Do what you feel is impossible. But of course, we need planning. Taking it step by step will help us see if we are on the right track.
Since a year or two back, I have been occupying my weekends with lots of activities. I was afraid previously. Afraid to be alone and afraid to stay at home during the weekends as those are the times when memories will come back and haunt me. Thus, I filled my weekends with activities. Now, my weekends are still packed but not because of that 'alone' feeling anymore. Now, it's purely because I want to make full use of my time. You only live once so why want to waste it?But we indeed need some time alone. Some 'me and only me' time like watching a movie alone, travelling solo or just spend a day alone at home. It is in these times of solitude that we can reflect on the past and plan for the future.
I admit that I rant and complains a lot sometimes. About work, about relationships and about not having enough means (aka money and time) to travel. I am starting to learn to change. Many times, we took things for granted. We failed to see what we have and how to appreciate it and we focus too much on what we want and what we think we should have.
Hmmm...I think I am in the mood to babble today. Anyway, I hope we can all learn to improve day by day. And live life to the fullest. Cheers!!

(taken at Awana Kijal-everyday is a new day...)

L-can change my world *wink*

love him love him love him
love the character L from Death Note
love his hair
love his eccentric behaviour
love his i-don't-care-what-you-think-about-me attitude
hot hot hot...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pain pain go away

Legs are aching like mad...Will have difficulties at the stairs and toilet today...
All because of...
endless trail up like these
obstacles like these
big rocks like these
and bigger rocks like these...
But after sweating it out, we were treated with...

and this
and this
and not forgetting, the famous Seremban Siew Hai...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pringles, anyone?

One fine day, a girl (of course pretty girl la...) walked into Jusco to get some groceries. As she was passing the aisle selling chips, she was attracted to a few short, fat bottles of Pringles. Curious as she has not seen this packaging before, she took it up and it's written Premium Pringles flavour - Cheese and Onion. Tempted to try, she put it in her shopping basket without considering the price. In her thoughts, it should cost a few ringgit more as it was imported.
At the cash counter, the cashier gave her a smile and starts scanning the items. Her eyes nearly popped out as she saw the price for the can of Pringles!! A freaking RM 14!! Too shy to ask him to reverse the item out as there were a few people queueing behind her, she quietly scolded herself for not checking the price first. Well, she has not tasted the chips at the time this is written. It better be one hell of a can of Pringles, else...she is ready to bang her head to the wall. Anyhow also, she can't help but feel like she's been a BIG SUCKER for the day.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

F***er SOB

I can't believe such had such an encounter right in front of my house.
That SOB bastard from next door purposely blocked our gate when I am about to reverse out.
Being my mum, she raised her voice asking that SOB to remove his car. And being an SOB, he raised his voice, refuse to do so and said all those rude and vulgar things. Being me, I don't like all this loud senseless shouting. I called the police nearest to my place. I can't believe I did that but I was too pissed off to say anything. No use talking to these people.
And I must praise the young policeman who came and solved the dispute. He's fair and efficient.
Sigh, why do I have such neighbours?? The bible says "Love Thy Neighbour", I so wish I can say the same...

Sungai Lembing->Awana Kijal

Main objective: Rainbow Waterfall
But...unfortunately we had a change of plan as it was raining that morning...

Journey started late morning on Friday...3 cars and 1st meeting point, Petronas station after the Bukit Tinggi exit.We stopped at Bentong, Terence's hometown for lunch. Every of our trip is not complete without a new food experience. Famous here is the Yong Tau Foo.We were treated with dessert at a local ice-cream house that serves home-made ice cream.It was pouring along the way to Sg Lembing. We stopped at Kuantan and had our first encounter with a cute doggie...named Fifi.We reached Addy's hometown in the late afternoon. It was the first time I see a dragon fruit yard across Addy's grandparents' house where we are going to put the night. Here, we had our second encounter with another cute doggie, named Ah Kau??We strolled towards the bridge connecting both sides of the river. Sg Lembing started out as a mining town decades back. Now, there are no more mining activities, just a small quiet town.Then, it's BBQ time! Famous home marinated lamb and pork, grilled to perfection (after few attempts->refer to CY's blog) and tomato sauce mee...Delicious...The night ended with UNO session...It was only 5am when the alarm went off the next morning. But sadly, it was raining. So, while waiting, we had UNO session again...Yes, early in the morning. We waited and waited until we fell asleep again. Decided to call off the plan when it rained heavier.

Breakfast was at a local coffee place. Noodles, Yong Tau Foo and 'san sui' tau foo washed down with thick local coffee...Great food to start the morning.We walked to the local museum, enlightened ourselves with the evolution of the small town. Being adventurous, we trekked our way on a small stream towards a mini waterfall. Water is crystal clear and we had some foot reflexology walking on the stones.We had the chance to see some entrances to the abandoned mining shafts.Then, we made a stop at a temple. And we entered a 15-minutes walk along the body of a dragon...Funny thing was we entered via the tail (butt la).It is believed that it will change your luck, and I really needed that this year. Encountered some really wild and angry geese and a lost clueless guy...Our trip continues to Awana Kijal later in the afternoon. On the way, we had KFC at Teluk Cempedak. The 3-room apartment at Awana Kijal is big and we got 2 apartments thanks to Terence. The beach is breathtaking but towards both end it is a bit dirty. Really hope to see some work carried out to clean the beach and it will be perfect.Took a long walk on the warm sand. Relaxing moments.Early the next morning, it was disappointing not able to catch the sunrise because it was too cloudy. But eating cup noodles as early as 6.30am on the sand is a new experience. Had a stroll along the beach again. I had my first tennis lesson here at Awana Kijal. Though it's a bit tiring picking and running after the ball, it was worth my RM 10. After bidding goodbyes to the sandy white beach, we headed for lunch at Kemaman, well known for the stuffed crab. On the long journey back to KL, we had the chance to taste the homemade ice-cream in Bentong again.All in all, it was a fantastic trip and we had fun. And we got a chance to play with cute little Ezel.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

WKR 8120

I'm the official owner of my baby...WKR 8120
I've been to many places with this precious of mine, she's been with me through ups and downs.
She's seen me cried and laugh, she's seen me in my worst temper when i drove as fast as my blood was boiling, she's heard my terrible singing on top of my lungs, she's shared some quiet moments with me when I was heartbroken...
I'll treasure you...

Proud owner of WKR 8120

Thursday, March 13, 2008

I am sorry

I am sorry. I did all I can to help...May you rest in peace.

American Idol - David Cook - Hello

I love his rendition of Hello by Lionel Ritchie...Definitely my fave along with Jason Castro and David Archuleta.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Bucket List

I cried again. I just watched 'The Bucket List'.
What a coincident that this is the second movie this year I've watched involving a list in it...I used to like horror movies but lately, I am more into sentimental movies about life, about relationships. Maybe, I really am getting old.
I highly recommend this movie to everyone. Not sure if it will be in our local cinemas.
Below is the synopsis (taken from IMDB):-
Corprate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find the joy in life.
I really love the performances by both Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. Both really are the few talented legends of Hollywood.
Life is short and you'll only live once...Never ever regret not doing anything you wanted to. Make that list now and start accomplishing it...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Food Review: Red Ginger, Northpoint, MV

Located at North Point at Mid Valley, not many will know of this little hidden treasure. Named Red Ginger, it is a small shop with some unique decorations. The food ranging from local rice, noodle and some snacks. Despite the short 2 -page menu ( including drinks), the food is not disappointing. The Curry Laksa is really satisfying. For me, the most important is ingredient for curry laksa is the santan and and this bowl is up to expectation. Apart from that, one should try Ipoh Hor Fun if you are not a spicy food lover. Of course it's not as nice as the original Ipoh Hor Fun but it is up to par. We had the fried Yau Char Kwai with mayonaisse as well and this is a must try in this shop. Overall, the food is nice and tasty but not much choices. I was expecting it to have some unique dishes.

(from top:Red Ginger, Ipoh Hor Fun, Curry Laksa, Yau Char Kwai, lightings)