June 7, 2011

New blog!!!! better one...

hello people. i haven't been blogging for quite sometime now. but i'm starting a new blog at http://bucketfullofwords.wordpress.com/ and this will be a permanent one. i just like wordpress better. sorry blogspot.
so anyway. i'm planning to shut down this life's ordinance since i have too many now. and it's useless to keep this blog if i dont write anything in it right. but before doing that, i've imported all my blogspot posts into my new wordpress. so come and visit me there, i'll be waiting for you :) i have so much to talk about. 

September 15, 2010

What is a Hari Malaysia?

To be honest, I have no idea what exactly Hari Malaysia is. We have our Merdeka Day ever since we got our independence 53 years ago. So what is a Malaysian Day? All I know is that 16th of September was the date Malaya changed its name to Malaysia and Sabah & Sarawak joined in..... If I'm not mistaken.....
HAHAHA.. I never really paid much attention in history classes back when I was in school. In Malaysian education, history was made boring. hahahahha...

Then I stumble upon this advertisement by DIGI. It's a really funny video/ad, everyone should watch this.
But being a Malaysian isn't just about eating sambal belacan and a funny video. It's about how different races liking the same thing, having the same thoughts/ideas or treasuring the same land we call home. And when we modify that one thing according to our preferences and traditions, it makes us unique. It makes us Malaysians. So,
Selamat Hari Merdeka to every Malaysian out there. Doesn't matter where you are, or whether you had become a citizen of another country, you're still a Malaysian deep inside. 

September 9, 2010

Syawal is here again

1 Syawal 1431/9 September 2010
It's that time of the year again for us 'Muscovites'. Away from home and family, most of us feel a pang of sadness and wishing that we are at home in Malaysia with our loved ones. But just look at those smiling faces. We are glad to have each other on this joyous day of Eid Fitri. It makes Aidilfitri here in Moscow bearable.

The girls

Nadia, the girl who loves the camera

My favorite girls

And.... that's me on Raya morning

Just a short update 
from a girl who's having Neurology and Topography anatomy cycle

September 8, 2010

Eve Eid Fitri

Had takbeer tonight. It was very nice, followed with a little feast. Tomorrow's Eid Fitri. YEY!! Photography and eating sessions begins! 

September 6, 2010

First class

I started my class today with a neurology cycle. OH MY GOODNESS.. my temporary teacher was so scary! I wanted to hang myself due to fright, but she killed me before I could find any rope. HAHAHA..... but I did learn a whole lot of things today. Let's just say she's 'awesomely scary'

Then I had topography anatomy class. Had it with my previous semester's teacher, thank God. But I just arrived in Moscow yesterday, didn't prepare anything before class. So he was disappointed with everyone because we came to class unprepared... bummer

Uhh lots of things to prepare, assignments to do for next Wednesday class.... my brain is still a bit rusty from the long holiday.

September 3, 2010

Why Oh Why....

Despite my feeling of cheerlessness, I'm still forced to pack my luggage.
I'll be heading back to Moscow tomorrow night *sigh*

September 1, 2010

Midget poultry!!??

OK fine.... I'm sorry, I can't help but laugh at the size of these chickens. And I apologize for calling them poultry. hahahahaha...
These are called Ayam Serama and they are kept as pets.

At the height of 20cm, they look very vulnerable

These two couple is inseparable. Once I tried to catch one, the other will go :
"Bwaaaaaakkkkk!!!Bok bok bok begwaaaakkkkk!!!" nonstop

Weird looking pair hahaha...

OK that means I should leave, he's getting annoyed because I kept following them around the compound and took around 90 pictures. Hey I just wanted the best shot...

Bahulu time!!

My granny and Aunt Sue made kuih bahulu today and I went to help... errr sort of. hehehe... Tolong tengok and makan saje HAHAHA... They are actually baking this favorite kiuh raya early so I can bring back to Moscow. Will be leaving in 2 days time...which makes me sad every time I think about it. I'm SO NOT excited to go back to Moscow. I don't even feel like packing.

Oh well, let's just enjoy the bahulu in the making. Feast your eyes! OMG I'm so evil, I know ya all want some of these superduperdeliciousmalicious bahulu.
It's a crime to eat these kind of bahulu. My granny's bahulu recipe is extra sweet, extra fattening, but extra delicious.

Using the traditional way of making bahulu makes it more delicious in comparison to oven bake.

Yup. We used charcoal. It's a tedious job, but this traditional method makes this bahulu extraordinary.

Let's take a peek inside

All ready to be taken out from the.... err I don't know what that thing is called, but it's made from copper

Ohhhh yummy!!!!
A bite of warm bahulu made my day.

This traditional method of bahulu making will be coming to an end very soon. Younger generations, like me aren't willing to go through this tedious method. Most people now uses the oven instead. It is kinda sad to see how this tradition is fading through time.

August 31, 2010

5 minutes had pass and I'm still thinking of a title for this post. I wonder if I can leave it blank. Or shall I title it : Co Do sucks. HAHAHAHA....

OK I went to hang out with some friends in Midvalley. My goodness, today was a wrong day to go out. It took me more then 30minutes to find parking and I fought with some auntie for a parking space! And there were a sea of human in mid valley. I've never seen a shopping mall that packed.

Anyway, this post is actually about a Vietnamese restaurant in Mid Valley. We ate at Co Do restaurant. The price is fairly affordable. A set meal cost us RM22 each. But halfway through our food, we were all quiet until Nadiah broke the silent with a laugh.

Nadiah : hahahaha... kenape we all senyap je?
Me : I'm thinking of running down to the food court to buy some kuehtiaw goreng basah. And I'm also thinking about what I should buy to eat after this bland and DRY meal.
Nadiah : *LOL* I'm thinking of the same thing.

I had to force myself to finish my chargrilled chicken. I didn't really touch my rice. Nadiah didn't even finish anything. And Linda had to finish hers because she felt it's bad to throw food. Honestly, I think I can get better food at a much cheaper price in the food court.

August 30, 2010

Happy Merdeka!!!!

Happy 53rd Birthday!

i-City..... the city of lights? or weird looking trees?

Went to i-City in Shah Alam last Friday with my family. It was alright I guess. I mean the lights are pretty and colorful, but that was just it. I was expecting it to be like Tokyo. I saw my brother's Tokyo pictures, and the trees (real ones) decorated with lights were awesome. But in i-City, we were treated with weird looking plastic trees that emits light. The place was crowded with all walks of life though.

Weird looking cacti....

These rows of 'trees' are so bright, you can see it from the Federal Highway

Bokeh lights are a bit difficult coz I have to hold the camera REALLY still.

Orangie glowwwww....

Practicing on bokeh lights

See what I tell ya... I still can't get a pretty bokeh when it comes to lights... it's so difficult.. oh well, I need more practicing I guess. This is my first time trying anyway.

The moon, outshine by the bright errr.... tree