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March 29, 2010

Monday Musings….

Filed under: Monday Musings,Snippets Of The Piquant Life — lv @ 5:08 pm
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it sucks. BIG TIME!!! typing with an external keyboard T_______T accidentally spilled some water on my notebook last saturday hence the the grumble. but i can only blame myself over he carelessness T______T so boys and girls, do not drink in front of ur notebook. *sulk*
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been cooking recently. just that i lack of a durable non-stick fring pan. argghhh!!! tefal??! i’ll think about it over the weekend ;p when the time’s right i migh showcast some of my self-invented recipe. but just promise not to ‘ceh, i also can do that!’ or ‘LOL! that also can be consider a recipe?!’ or else…. but well,

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a secret recipe is a recipe when it is not written in the recipe book.
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-Chef At Home

it’s called freestyle cooking! what do u know?
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TheLittleBrother is now serving in PLKN. the one and only in the family who’ve chosen. kesian but at the same time good time to waste :p
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from yesterday’s sermon….
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when u wake up in the morning FaceGod first not Facebook!
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-Pr. Jublie Apin

LOL~~ good one! good one!! hehe….
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i dunno…. earlier today i wanted to post an emo post but the thought kinda slipped away from me by now. it’s something about me who purposely spelled mahsyur as mashur during spelling test just so that my spelling book doesnt look 100% all the way. cos 98% looks cool too! 98% LOL! then when it came to inter-classroom spelling test (100% really does matter) i misspelled stoking as stokin. even though i heard clearly how Puan Molly and Puan Elizebeth pronounced it. i still thought they were wrong!!! (wah! and i thought i was so clever to think they were wrong!) oh C’MON!! we always say stokin, what?! right?? rrrrrrrright???!! hnnnhhh!! ok. my point is i will try not to be too nerdy or too academicly centered so that my friends wont feel intimidated. i hate to hear ‘ni li hai ma…. bu yi yang‘ ceh!!! i’m not ok (see…. comforting again) haihhh…. not to say i’m ‘li hai’ here la. just that if last time i keep my nerdy-bookworn-self maybe i’ll become another person now. a doctor? a lawyer? dunno how to say…. want to menyesal also too late now. see… maybe if i have studied harder i wont use manglish ever? haihh… other time.
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oh, do you think i can find some Mentaiko in lbu?
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sneak peek for tonight’s dinner….

The Cilipadi infamous mayonnaise mee 🙂

in case u are wondering, those are bbq pork leftover fom cny. i substituted as mince pork. LOL! heck! this photos was taken a month ago lah.

be blessed, ppl!

❤ cilipadi

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March 22, 2010

Monday Musings….

Filed under: Monday Musings — lv @ 4:59 pm
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sleepy Monday.
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it is finally raining in labuan. haleluyah!!!
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home sweet home for almost a week. course, work, friends and family. busy… busy… busy…
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Miri Marriot Resort & Spa. it’s the last month before the premium plus coupon set expires so the resort is jam packed with pp members trying to fully utilise all the coupons. me included :p
– free complimentary stay + free up room upgrade. USED. i had the executive suites. bliss….
– 60% off room. USED. fren bought the coupon and we stayed together.
– 50% off published room rate + complimentary 2nd night. USED. brought the family. shared with rebecca. but i only managed to stay for like 7 hours. just to sleep. cos i had to return to this island by 7.10am flight T________T rugi!!!!! The Youngest Brother must be enjoying himslf immensely right now.
– free ‘cake of the month’. USED. as a belated bday cake for The Mother. haha!! cheapskate :p
– free english tea set + complimentary 2nd set. USED. chilled with cousin fiona. chatty chatty update update
– free breakfast for two + 2 RM20 bfast buffet. USED. again brought whoever is at home.
the rest of it i gave away for gf and relevant ppl who deserves :p
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LG. it is putting a big big hole in my pocket!! i do wish Life’s Good with it.
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owh…why not? and the Akademi Fantasia fever in on!! kkkkk….

be blessed, ppl.

♥ cilipadi

March 1, 2010

Monday Musings:….. of that not so long weekend

Filed under: Monday Musings — lv @ 5:11 pm
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the long weekends seemed to pass too quickly T___T don’t like!!

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prioritised photos were all done!! YAHOO!!! —–> K’CHING!!!!!!!!!! can u hear that?!! here it is again —–> K’CHING!!!!! muahahahaaaa!!!

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nothing beats the happiness of seeing the giddiness of ‘my clients’ (said with red-faced cos saying the words seems so so so so so very weird can anybody pls come up with a better term?) after receiving their pics!!! *GRIN BIG BIG* ahh!!! my heart. it’s warm and fuzzy inside *BIGGER GRIN*

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3 books and 2 pairs of shoes. blisssssssssssssss………………….. ♥ ♥ ♥

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American Idol. why oh why janell?!

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haze is hitting miri. as for labuan, heat is its trademark so what else is new? i see more tan on me T_________T

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and the house hunting continues……

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ohya, Michael Learns To Rock ROCKS!!! do you have songs that whenever u listen to them, you feel that you are being transported back to the good old days…. MLTR never fail to do that to me. white shirt in light blue pinafore. blue ribbons on the pony tail and that white socks and pallas shoes. ahhh!!! how time flies….

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be blessed, ppl!!

♥ cilipadi

February 22, 2010

Monday Musings: …. so far

Filed under: Monday Musings — lv @ 2:06 pm
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hello there…. yeah i know i’ve been slacking on this so called weekly post but hey last week was CNY so it’s time for fun friends gathering and nom nom!! who cares about updating the blog?! :p

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it’s the Tiger year this CNY. and there’s a ‘Tiger’ boy in my house. i dunno whether this is good or bad but wth. friends came back and the gossips continue…. it’s also Valentine’s Day this CNY but my valentine date was away down under. not that i’d be free for a date anyway cos i was the time keeper for cousin fiona and alex’s engagement.

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despite the heat and humdrum, being relocated isnt that bad of an experience. praying for a place now. aihhh… hopefully there’ll be good news by Thu. found a church and attended the 1st time but i plan to explore some more.

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a total of RM10K is needed to pay the fees of whole procedure just to get a visa for ur foreigner wife / husband. (in this case a China wife :p) then the 1st three years the visa needs to be reviewed by JPN / Imegeresen every half year. and this type of visa application and procedure can only be performed at Putrajaya, KL. after the three years period or if the couple has a child within the period, then the review can be uprgraded to once a year. hehe… dunno why i’m telling you this. just sharing some info from what i got from a fren who has been through all the hassles. love is blind, it knows no boundaries!

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yes i’m a vain pot. and i adhered to the saying ‘beauty is pain’. my left eye contact lense has chipped at the corner since the last few days. believe it or not i braved myself to just wear it regardless the itchiness and the sharp edges hurting my soft cornea. i know. talk about being crazy!! yes, i think i am T__T why oh why must i forgot my spare contact lense out of all the 25kg excessed baggage that i packed?!! WHY??!

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and now i am thinking of a new baby…. arggghh!!!! CAN’T WAIT!!! sorry i just have to do this : ARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *excited MAX*

HAPPY MONDAY!!

be blessed, ppl!!

♥ cilipadi

February 9, 2010

Monday Musings (on a Tuesday)

Filed under: Monday Musings — lv @ 8:47 am
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welcome to my monday musing. on a tuesday. that is. sorry to drag you along with my stupidity by losing the day but this is what happen when the connection sucks on a monday T__T so this is actually written yesterday. sorry i hope this wont happen again in the future :p

i have decided to dedicate this day (monday) to get things off my chest and out of my head. at least i can shoo my monday blues away. errrmmm… but be prepared also that i might not stick religously to the idea as my laziness supersedes the motivation.

as the tagline suggest. this blog is not all about showing off my amerture photography. it’s also of LIFE, LOVE and FAITH, remember? so today i might as well dwell with these three element that i see happened the whole week.

LIFE: it’s funny how life turns out to be exactly the opposite of what we thought or planned? when i was back in my final year of study i cant wait to be back home and serve here with whatever job i could get. i just cannot imagine myself being stuck in the crazy jam of kl and all the fuss of paying off rentals and all that and living a hectic life. i prefer a mellow, relaxing life in the comfy place called home. where laundry is well taken care of. but after five years of being in the comfort zone of the family’s roof and other homey benefits i finally have to be away. all by myself. where laundy is another serious task other than work T__T

LOVE: when love is a noun. it is also a verb. when it comes to verb. one DO it in ACTION!! and it knows no boundaries. so today i am thankfull for that sheepish clumsy kisses that left a bump on your head. it shows ur ACTION. i am in awe of her energy to travel one whole day transitting four different airports to get to him despite all the shortcomings. what do you know?! it shows her ACTION. his sacrifices just to have her legally despite all the obstacles and different nationality and idealogy. it shows his ACTION.

FAITH: many things about tomorrow that i dont seem to understand and i let fear to cripple my capacity to obey and to follow His way T__T there are things that i knew i have to give up and let go but i let pretence to surpass. but in all seriousness i know who holds tomorrow and i just need to remain patience. patience is a virtue. havent they tell you about it?!

be blessed, ppl!

♥ cilipadi

August 31, 2009

Merdeka!! Race?! What Race?! Race Car ahh!!

Filed under: General — lv @ 10:10 pm
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Yess!!! Finally!!! MERDEKA!!! While the whole nation is celebrating the country’s 52nd birthday today, it is also a day of freedom for me…. free from the tension of deadlines, free from multimedia project, free from advertisements project!! I believe the whole team really really gonna fully utilise this day to relax and rejuvenate. It had been a taxing and rush weeks before the event last night but that is a story for another day. Today is my beloved country’s 52 years of independence so it’s gonna be all about the good old Malaysia tanah tumpah darahku!! 🙂

Errr…. i might not be the perfect person to blog about the value of the independence to the country because i am a 80-s baby!! (Are a 80-s baby? 80-s babies are cool, you know? ;-)) More than 2 decades after the historic moment so i might not be able to really relate to the real meaning of it. but despite my shallow in that department, i am one very nationalist person!! i am very proud to be Malaysian despite what other people say. i remember i used to blog about Independence Day in my old blog too and i am not gonna repeat the same tune today.

During this whole month, i’ve been listening and reading about this whole ‘One Malaysia’ thing. yes it’s a good thing! it defines unity among the multiracial of this country!! Even during my recent vacation (this again will be a story for another day ok) the in-flight magazines were flooded with articles / comments / thoughts by the celebrities and influential individuals about this Independence Day and some really nearly made my teary….. (see i am a sentimental person and i love my country) among others they all shared one thing in common in their comments, UNITY, they talked about how they made it to where they are today regardless of race, culture and of course religions and reading their stories and hope for the country brought a dry lump to my throat. why? because it is almost surreal to see people of different races can work as a good team nowadays in the society. but i believe them. i believe some of them really experienced the bond despite the whole different background. i believe it can be achieved 🙂 but sometimes at the end of the day, that notorious thought and mentality of defining ppl with their colour will still emerge somehow…… i am not being sceptical but when talk about racism. Ask me!!

I am gonna stir the ever exist sensitive sentiment of the national unity – racism! in my very own version and experiences. so pls don’t judge anything here ok. we know that there are five major races in this blessed Malaysia, Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban and Kadazan. I am none of them. but i am one of those who live together with the 4th majority, the Ibans because we share the same land of this good old Sarawak. In the peninsular, it is easy to indentify each race. If u are very fair, you are a Chinese, if you are not so fair, you are Malay and if you are dark, you are definitely Indian. In Sarawak, it can be one pain in the neck to identify the exact race of one person until you know their last names. This is because we Sarawakian have too many different tribes all across the land. We label every different tribes by their traits and attitudes (which often influenced by their fore fathers’ characters? Err…. something like that) so we label (from my point of view and the subconscious mentality) Malay – lazy and ‘gaya saja lebih’ but quite trustworthy and friendly (my Malay friends are all very friendly :-)), Chinese – hardworking but bengkeng and always businessminded, Iban – troublemakers (after drinking too much) but also quite hardworking (they were head hunters, remember?) they are very sempoi too, Kayan – hard to work with but can be very smart, Kenyah – kuat makan cili, Kelabit – kinda think highly of themselves but mostly good looking, Lun Bawang – notorious gangsters when you pick on them but among the earliest believer! Bidayuh – very happening bunch of ppl!! Melanau – errmm… kinda lazy and lack of cleanliness but courteous. Notice i stressed on their negatives point before the positives? That is because human always point out the bad point of ppl first whenever they comment on one person.

It is common for non-chinese family to send their children to Chinese school here (i think if there’s any Tamil school they would send their children there too!) you can see groups of young kids playing mud or simply playing by the rivers screaming and howling at each other in Mandarin just to find out that they are actually Iban or other local natives T_T haha!! so i am one of those fortunate ones. At first it was difficult to cope what more to say i never attended kindergarten. I was totally clueless how it would be like to study with all cina (will use this to refer Chinese) kids. Of course like Yasmin Ahmad’s commercial ads about ‘Tan Hong Meng in love’ where our children are colour blind, i was like that then. naive and innocent to whatever they call ‘race’ and thought everyone is equal. My parents never taught us to stay away from other races other then us. They only taught us to make friends with all our classmates and respect our teachers and just study. That’s it! and that’s why i didn’t feel any awkwardness when i mingled with the cina then. until…… jeng… jeng…. jeng…. one day at a tuition centre at my teacher’s place. i was 11 years old that time. it was the 1st time i heard the word ‘la zhi’ (Mandarin) a.k.a ‘la kia’ (in Hokkien). my friend said something about another friend’s mum and say something about her that ‘la zhi is like that’ (in accusing tone) then i being so innocent asked her back ‘what is ‘la zhi’?’ (i thought an adjective from her mother tounge) then she answered ‘like your race la, we call you all la zhi!’ and i knew that she refers to ‘la zhi’ as a negative influence. (kecik2 dah pandai complain pasal mak orang!) LOL!! then it finally struck me that the cina refer to all Bumiputra (the natives) other than Malay as ‘la kia’. In peninsula, u wont hear this word. it only can be heard in Sarawak! During my Uni time, all my cina friends treated me like themselves because they don’t know ‘la kia’ and they don’t have ‘la kia’ only Malay and Indian. They are the best bunch of friends i’ve ever met!

In Sarawak, if the cina said the word ‘la kia’ it is like the ‘N’ word American refer to African-American! But being a sport, i didnt want to take it so seriously. I continued to mix around with the cina up till today. My best friends are Chinese. ppl always say i look like one. so it didnt really matter. they do talk bout ‘la kia’ in front of me but then they will tell me that they are just referring to the Iban! Hahahaa!!! once it refers to all Bumiputras and one time it refers to only Iban!! It can be so funny sometimes when they ‘accidentally’ blurted the word ‘la kia’ in front of me and they went silent for a second to respect my presence. KNS!! and you could feel the tension in the air. It can be hurtful sometimes though because you know your friends are being so hypocrite at the same time. I had the worst experience with some ppl who tried hard to protect their family from being close to me just because they do not want to taint their family tree with other race other then cina T_T but then hor… to my fellow ‘la kia’ friends, we can excel in cina school too!! like me! like me!! you can get no. 1 in class too… !! (wah, tak tanya pun :p nvm, let me brag!) so don’t let the word ‘la kia’ bring you down. It’s just a word. Not you!! God calls us by name!! not by race or religions. And shouldn’t we do the same too?!

Apparently the critism on each tribes and races will always be around. our mentality is fixed to what we’ve think about people by their race. but let us all learn to embrace the differences with a positive thinking and accept things that we shared in common that we are all human being!! Race defines our roots and identity but not what we are. Our attitudes, values and integrities define us! I am still so blessed to be placed by God in this beloved country Malaysia, and forever thankful for this good land of the Hornbills, Sarawak where people still can live harmoniously without any extreme and open disapproval towards each other. I am not saying that i am free from all those little critism towards other ‘race’ but at least i never talk too many negative things about my own country 🙂 and i love it for what it is (minus the politics la… pls). Hmm… now let’s watch this meaningful commercial by the late Yasmin Ahmad. One of my favourites!! Race? What Race?! Race car ah??!!! LOL!!!

Yesterday during the Sunday service we sang this song and it made me cried….. i so love my country!!

in case u cant view here’s the lyrics. i insist!! :p

Yesuslah Tuhan yang layak ditinggikan
Layak disembah atas suku-suku bangsa
Dengan darahMu Kau tlah tebus bangsaku
Genapi Tuhan, FirmanMu atas ne – gri ku

Hatiku rindu melihat kemuliaanMu
Hatiku rindu melihat curahan kuasaMu
Di tanah tercinta negara Malaysia
Ku berdoa Malaysia penuh kemuliaanMu
Malaysia bagi kemuliaanMu

Ya Allah ku nyatakan kemuliaanMu
Ya Allah ku nyatakan curahan kuasaMu
Di tanah tercinta negara Malaysia
Ku berdoa Malaysia penuh kemuliaanMu
Malaysia bagi kemuliaanMu

and i stumbled upon this while browsing for the above video. this is from our one and only miss Jacklyn Victor, Harapan Bangsa 🙂

you can see one with lyrics here.

Happy Birthday Malaysia!!

Have a blessed Merdeka Day, ppl!!

*EDIT*
OK, I AM GETTING VERY UNCONFORTABLE BOUT MY OWN WORDS ABOVE SO BEFORE I GOT MYSELF INTO TROUBLE I WANT TO STRESS HERE THAT ALL DESCRIPTIONs ABOUT EACH RACES ABOVE ARE MERELY MY OWN GENERAL THOUGHT AND OBSERVATION. SO DONT HATE ME PLS T_T. NOT ALL OF THEM ARE LIKE THAT. I HAVE MANY FRIENDS OF DIFF TRIBES AND THEY ARE ALL AWESOME PPL!! HONEST!!

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