Friday, June 27, 2008

*modern furniture*

Clean & Contemporary...aka modern furniture that's what I prefer for the type of furniture for the house. It projects space and clean lines in the home. One feel refresh and relax when living in this ambience created by crisp clean space and comfort that comes with it. I loves white furniture but I do need a cleaner or helper to clean it coz it get stained vy fast but I am sure with this new era, people loves this designs.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

*making d right choice*

It has been quite sometime that my wash basin is not functioning vy well but I juz ignore it till now. The drainage is not working properly for months and the bathroom faucets that we choosed to install is not a vy functionable type as well. It looks nice but when come to water output, it's vy low pressure. This really makes me think twice the next time I want something fixed especially some household items, i must really consider every aspect.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Internet down *sob sob*

My internet is down and has been down since last Saturday coz I didn't off my PC during the thunderstorm. So, my modem gone and I got a new modem on Sun. Was so happy when got the new modem but then.... when I plug it it, the DSL light keeps blinking *_* and refused to stabilise for 1 min. Called TM and they log a case for me. Called them today, and they told me the line has been reset yet this morning, the DSL still like tat....

Habis.. my heart was crushed when knowing I have no internet access. This shows how important internet is in my life. I can live without phone but not the internet ... Hope the line will be up soon....

Meanwhile, I got to take a BLOG BREAK ....

Friday, June 20, 2008

something TAIWANese

backdated post

(credit & details here)

During Gerald's March trip, we went to The Gardens right after we're back from our KK trip (well, not right after but the next day). The outing was quite a late one coz we seldom goes out to the mall in the afternoon (jam & hard to find a parking space would be the reasons). We walked about the whole MidValley and The Gardens & Gerald is quite amazed with the posh'ness' of the new building (his 1st visit) which I must agreed.

The Gardens not only offer expensive goods but a wide choice of food ranging from Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Fusion, Nyonya, Western, Healthy & Taiwanese from lower ground floor to the top most floor. And we were quite lucky coz that time, they were having this Food Fair that provide you a booklet with discounts. So, we had our lunch and dinner there (after long hour of window shopping) and we tried 2 restaurants - brunch & dinner (will blog the lunch later).

Here's our dinner place, where we choosed by following the crowd -> Foong Lye, a taiwanese restaurant. The place was quite full until we have to delayed our dinner (coz no big table available & u will know why we need a big table when I show the photo below)

Our drinks where Gerald stick to his pepsi while I tried the Oolong milk tea. I must say, I dun really acquire the taste for it coz it tasted like coffee.

Gerald's dinner which consist of the glass noodle (his favourite) and smoked duck meat (shown in the above scrap)

My set dinner, Spicy Pork Intestines which is quite nice but I dun really fancy the blood jelly (lucky Gerald loves it *he he*, else it is wasted). This set comes with appetiser, soup and a bowl of nice fluffy white rice topped with yummy minced meat.

The appetiser : cold french beans, fried ball & fried seafood tofu

Old cucumber soup that comes with the set.

And here's my expression after such a wonderful and heavy dinner ....

(credits & details here)
The verdict?
I highly recommend this place for good food though the price for the set meal varies from RM 16 ++ to RM 20 ++. My favourite would be the sweet potato balls and Gerald's meal.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

a baby's smile ...

(credits & details here)

I know I have shown baby Mark Voo, which is the youngest addition to the Voo family but this is the first time we met him (during the March KK trip). He's such a darling but I must say, he is much smaller in size as compare to his cousin, Veda which is only a few months older than him.

The above photo (scrapped using my CT kit) showed him sleeping in the morning of Easter while we were busy preparing to go for service. So cute....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

baby VEDA

(credits & details here)

During our March home trip back to KK, we finally met with the latest addition to the Voo family trees, baby Veda Voo, our lil niece. She's my 2nd BIL's 2nd daughter, which is lil sister to Ariel Voo. She is juz like her sister, which is such a darling & loves to smile....

Monday, June 16, 2008


Not sure why but this is another song that I FELT 感动 yet I LOVE it at first hear and want to share with the people out there -> 你听见了吗?It's a song to appeal for donation for the Sichuan Earthquake by MY FM and it's sung by many artist which can be found at the site (pardon me for not listing it coz I seriously having difficulty to recognise the chinese words).

It took me forever to understand the MY FM site to get this song title coz I dunno chinese *SIGH*. I have tried vy hard to get the mp3 also but no luckt yet, juz managed to get it in Youtube and not the duet tat I heard.

And here's the lyrics (how i wish there's some han yu pin yin for this) :





Sunday, June 15, 2008

it's DAD's day

Happy Father's day to my dad, my father in law in KK and all the other fathers, grand father & great grand father out there. Me & my brother were planning to go out for lunch but then, the celebration has to be canceled. But juz like wat my bro say, we still can go out makan.... which is quite true. Let's see how today goes by...

Oh, I have put up a special banner for this day if you haven't noticed it yet *he he he*. Got too addicted of making banners for blog *wink*

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Woan Jiun

(credits & details here)

Happy birthday to you, my dear friend. Since I can't make it down to makan with you, here's a card to wish you happy birthday. I know you like blue, hence the theme color (^-^). But your name is very long & I am a bit lazy to spell it out, I used your english name instead. Hope you like it ....

And here's the card presented to you in a scrap layout , which is tied with a string of pearls, your fav too:

(credits & details here)

* Sushi for one? *

No, it's not food .... it's a book tat I come across in a blog and it's highly recommended by Mrs. Miles. She gave me the link of free preview and I got hooked ot it. Sad thing is tat I couldn't find the book here in KL. Been to all the book shops in town, they dun carry the book coz it's a christian chic lite books ..... Sigh... The only hope now is to search in Singapore or ordering it online (hoping it will mail to Malaysia)

Friday, June 13, 2008

*cellular amplifiers*

I am always amazed by Singapore technology. This is simply because they are a well planned country with infrastructure, transportation and also communication. I so loves the later 2 juz because I can get to anywhere I want by taking the public transport and I can continue to talk using my cellphone while I am in the lift or underground. Cool, right? This won't happen here unless you're in one of those high tech company such as my office building. I guess they installed the cell phone amplifiers in the lift coz it's the only place whereby calls are still able to make when people are still in the lift. I do wish this also includes in all the malls.... (I know it will, juz gotta wait)

almost JINXed

I am not sure if it happens to anyone but for me, my day almost ended up JINX coz it's Friday the 13th *yikes* .... There's something bad happen to me almost everytime for this day since the first JINX way back in 2002 if not mistaken. So, I really pray hard this morning before I started my day at work so that I will have a smooth day. It did went smoothly until I reached home & park my car.... I was in the midst of unlocking the grill and the door when the last lock can't be opened *OMG, dun tell me it JINX again* and I tried a few times yet it refused to turned. I started to worry coz it's dark soon. Lucky my neighbour came out and offer me assistance and finally, it opened *phew*. I guess the JINX is on me but not on him.

Well, to make myself feel better, I blamed it on the rusty lock tat need some WD40 to lubraicate it or juz going to change the lock....

Does anyone faces the bad luck of Friday 13th or it is juz me....

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Memorial Service & Funeral

*A journal entry for my beloved popo's funeral*

9th June 08 ~ Memorial Service

We had a 1 night service on 9th June 08 at Level 1, Room 13 (Rose) Nirvana Memorial Center @ Sg Besi. Since my family is Taoist believer, we had the ceremony conducted in Taoist (Cantonese) way. We arrived the center at 6pm and the setting for the service are amazingly posh yet serene. The service started from 7.30 pm until 11pm and all my relatives and friends came to pay their last respect to my beloved Popo. We went home at around 12 something because we were assured that there will be people to change the joysticks and also the food plus the continuous of the Amitaba chanting (very convenient & less tiring than my grandpa service which was held at home).

The settings of the memorial service for my Popo. Flowers and all the offerings (red dates, black fungus (木耳), mushroom, lunch, dinner, breakfast) were included for the service.

White chrysanthemum used to replace incense for paying respect to my Popo

Inside view of the room, a very comfortable setting for the people to pay their respect to my popo

Room 13 Rose, where the memorial service was held

10th June 08 ~ Funeral
The funeral started at 8am whereby we gather together to see and say our farewell to my Popo for the last time before they close the casket and send for cremation. It was very systematic and thanks to Nirvana, they prepared the LAST WORD to pay respect to my Popo session. According to the uncle, it's the most important session of the whole ceremony whereby we say our last farewell & wishes to my popo and see her for the last time before it turns into ashes and we won't be able to see her again. After that, we send her to the car and to the PJCCM to cremate.

Our last respect to Popo

Final gratitude farewell from my paternal relatives: Sis, Granduncle (popo's brother), Aunt & Grandaunt

Final gratitude farewell from Nirvana group

Final farewell to send my popo to PJCCM to cremate

Before I end my journal to jot down the service, I would like to thank the following peoples for their heartfelt condolences & 白金:

  • our maternal & paternal relatives
  • our friends
  • my church congregation (EMCLC)

Many thanks for Connie for helping out the whole time.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Good bye to my popo ....

I received the news while I was on my way home from Jazz's place. The nurse called me to inform me that my popo juz passed away. That time was around 11pm, 8th June 08. I stopped my car at the petrol station and informed everyone & make the arrangement. I went to the nursing home, waited for the funeral parlour people and also my uncle. Then we went to choose her funeral service stuff. I feel so weird, coz this is the first time I make the call on choosing the coffin, her clothes & her service.

The service will be held later tonight at the Nirvana Memorial Center at Sg. Besi, Lv 1, Room 13 at 5pm till 11pm. We will have the funeral on Tuesday and on Wednesday, we will send her to her new home, to be together with my granpa at Nirvana Memorial Park.

For the whole time, I was calm. Maybe I am relieved that my popo's suffering ended coz she suffered from stroke or maybe I has prepared for her departure earlier this yr coz she was so sick tat time that everyone thought she can't make it. Anyhow,I thank God for the calmness he gave me and I pray that he bless my popo as well.

Here I bid farewell to my beloved popo who always loves me so much...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

端午节 aka Dragon Boat Festival

It's 五月初五 which means, the Dragon Boat festival or as I call it Chung Chit in cantonese. Here I wish my dear dear, my family & everyone a Happy Duan Wu Festival.

(credits & details here , view the ecard here)
PS: Dun eat too much of the chung and do share some with me.....

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Happy 3rd Anniversary

So fast, today marks the 3rd year of our wedding (can see the special banner tat I made for this occasion). Happy 3rd Anniversay to my Dear Dear. Dunno wat to say but definately our love has grown so much.

Here's a simple gift for you, my dear... and a poem too ....

(credits and details here)

Perfect Partner

Three years ago, my dear
You made my world complete;
You became my perfect partner in life,
And you've been a world-class treat!

We've loved and worked and made a home
That fills me with pleasure and pride,
And it's all because of the wonderful one
Who has lived through the years by my side.

Thank you my treasured and cherished love;
You've made my dreams come true.
Your loving and caring have made our marriage
A blissful adventure for two!


By Karl Fuchs

Friday, June 06, 2008

here in MY home

After such a commotion on the fuel price, I think we should focus on something better, so, decided to post this up to share with all my frens out there.

A few weeks back, I heard this lovely & unique song sang by the Malaysian Artistes aired tru MY FM. I wanted it badly but it never occured to my mind to search tru the internet for it until today.

Why I say it's UNIQUE? This is coz it the 1st time I heard 4 language -English, Mandarin, Bahasa & Tamil (though only juz the rap part) in 1 song and it juz sounded so right. I dunno why I love it so much but I can say it's a really rare occasion to hear so many artist sang 1 song. I hope you enjoy this as well.

If you love this song, you can download it at the Malaysian Artistes for UNITY

Thursday, June 05, 2008

more on Petrol price hike ...

Yawn.... I am so tired but I cannot resists on reading all the news on the aftermath of the new fuel pricing. And as expected, the internet is flooded with streams of juicy news (both from the gov, Opps and also the people) and also some 'pleads' for the gov to reconsider on the new budget for the fuel (which I really hope but can only dream).

Of all the news clipping on the net, what caught my eyes are the below news clipping in The Stars which I feel that is quite true (especially those highlighted in purple) coz the price of petrol in Doha is at 80sen/liter.


PETALING JAYA: Calling the fuel price hike "disappointing and unacceptable", Opposition leader Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the effects of the increase would be seen in the increase of consumer goods.
In a statement issued Thursday, she urged the Government to reconsider its decision to increase the price of petrol as
people spend 25% of their income on transportation.

" After paying quite high tax for cars and toll fees, we are now burdened with the high price of petrol, " she said.

She added that the statements on the petrol subsidy issued by several ministers were conflicting.

According to Domestic Trade and Consumers Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Samad, the subsidy from petrol is RM56bil while Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamad Yakcop said that it was RM28bil and it was RM12bil from the Government Financial report 2007. " Therefore, we estimate that the petrol subsidy could be between RM8bil and RM10bil, " she said.

She said the cost of exploration by the oil companies is US$30 a barrel compared to US$130 of the price of oil.

The Government should impose tax on profits made by the oil production companies rather than increase the price of petrol, she added. She feels that the price of petrol not only could be fixed at RM1.92 but could also be lowered if the Government taxed the profits made by the oil companies.

She also said
as an oil exporting country, the price of petrol must be compared to other countries exporting oil such as United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the price is RM1.19 per litre, Egypt (RM1.03), Kuwait (67sen), Saudi Arabia (38sen), Nigeria (32sen) and Venezuela (16sen).

She said it is "ridiculous" to compare the price of petrol with Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

She also urged the Government to make the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system more comprehensive so that the people could rely less on petrol.

"Instead of spending RM40bil for the double tracking railway between Padang Besar-Johor Baru, the Government should spend it on improving the public transportation like a network of LRT, " she added.

There're still alot of news on the petrol hike and I do really hope tat our beloved gov will really reconsider the price hike and also extending the help on people like us (the 'rat' race).

Ok, enuf of the petrol... now I shall go look for a home insurance coz need to get the best deal since everything also increase price.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Petrol at RM 2.70, what will happen to our life?

The news just came at 5pm today, which is a bit late for me to act (pump petrol) coz I am rushing for my yoga class and the sky juz decided to throw a downpour....
But with refilling my car today, it is just to stretch my mileage of the one full tank... too bad I didn't got the chance of doing so....

Sometimes I think why this is happening to us... we are living in a petrol production country, yet we are paying a hefty sum ..... with the new petrol price of RM2.70 /L ( will increase to more than RM4 by Aug coz follow market price), everything will increase the price... the food, the amenities & the electric will increase by 18% (read in The Star news & NST) but not the quality of our life....

How am I going to live with paying such a high price for petrol?

Most of u might suggest to commute with public transport but no thanks. My area is so outskirt , the bus is only at an interval of 30 mins if I am lucky... then I got to change bus to get to bukit jalil or if I am lucky, I will got to LRT station and hop onto 1 and stop at the bukit jalil station. Then, will need to catch a bus to TPM. If I were to do that, I will need to go out at 6.30am ... coz by driving, it took me almost an hour to got to work and if I were to take the bus, it will be 2 hrs ..... ain't this crazy?

I cannot see myself to do tat every day... if I do, I think by the end of the day, I will be depress and darn tired is no meaning to live like this... and I will write more of my rambling on the blog ... which is not a good thing to read.... sigh....

Now I do wish we live like the Startrek, whereby we can just beam our self to places we want....tat will save the petrol crisis... meanwhile, I have to be extra cost savvy (eat more at Chillz, spend less on clothing) ...

*Just to note down on how bad is today in history *:
  1. My bank did a big mistake but luckily managed to resolve tat problem
  2. Not so good news in office
  3. Extremely bad news on the petrol & electricity
  4. Ah dear also got bad news

To read more on the latest news on the new government subsidy scheme, click here