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Dumb Ways to Die

 

Dumb Ways to Die
(Tangerine Kitty)

Set fire to your hair
Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
Eat medicine that's out of date
Use your private parts as piranha bait

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die,
dumb ways to di-i-i-ie, so many dumb ways to die

Get your toast out with a fork
Do your own electrical work
Teach yourself how to fly
Eat a two week old unrefrigerated pie

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die,
dumb ways to di-i-i-ie, so many dumb ways to die

Invite a psycho-killer inside
Scratch a drug dealer's brand new ride
Take your helmet off in outer space
Use your clothes dryer as a hiding place

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die,
dumb ways to di-i-i-ie, so many dumb ways to die

Keep a rattlesnake as pet
Sell both your kidneys on the internet
Eat a tube of superglue
"I wonder what's this red button do?"

Dumb ways to die, so many dumb ways to die,
dumb ways to di-i-i-ie, so many dumb ways to die

Dress up like a moose during hunting season
Disturb a nest of wasps for no good reason
Stand on the edge of a train station platform
Drive around the boom gates at a level crossing
Run across the tracks between the platforms

They may not rhyme but they're quite possibly...
Dumbest ways to die
Dumbest ways to die
Dumbest ways to di-i-i-ie
So many dumb, so many dumb ways to die

"Be safe around trains. A message from Metro."


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Learning to give thanks


A while ago, I wrote about gratitude - the biggest lesson to learn as long as I'm still breathing. It really isn't as simple as it sounds; in fact, it's easier said than done. There are so many occasions whereby I fail to give thanks and instead I start to find fault and blame everything around me but myself. LOL.

So, I'm listing down some of the things I think I can do to practice giving thanks. 

1. Pray. The Lord says so in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, "Always rejoice, unceasingly pray, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 

2. Compliment / praise, not criticize. Every thing looks so good when I'm not being mean. Gotta look to the bright side more often. :) 

3. Accept challenges. Okay, a good example would be driving. I'm learning to accept that traffic jam is no big deal. It's a challenge but it's not life-threatening. Thank You Lord that I have a car to drive around. 

4. Remember P's and Q's. Ahhh, I should do this more often. I always take this for granted and sometimes I don't mean what I say. Gotta learn more. 

5. Smile, not frown. Ahhh, I should do this more often too. Never underestimate the power of a simple smile.

6. Appreciate what I don't have. Yeah, it's all in God's good hands and timing. Gotta let go and let God.


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8 Trusts


Article source: Fellowship by Bro. Minoru Chen

The Christian life is an active life. If you convince yourself to be passive, you will fall into the snare of the enemy. Nothing will kill you like passivity. The Christian life is likened to a race so you cannot win this race passively. Either you are in the race to run or you are not in the race at all. No one will cause you to run. You have to "turn on the engine, step on the gas, and switch on the gear." Exercise.

"I don't care" - is a terrible way of thinking. It's really dishonoring to the Lord, does not do justice to what the Lord has given us and comes short of His grace.

TRUST - this refers to "faith". You believe. Faith is beyond reason. If you can reason it out, that's not faith. Trust means you don't see it but you still believe. I want to give you a few things related to God that we must believe. This will sustain us every day and through certain crisis times. What do we trust in? Generally, we trust in God. I mean, a very subjective trust in God. What else do you trust in - yourself? Now, you're sitting there breathing. Do you trust you're being able to maintain yourself to some degree of sanity? Is it because of you that you are still alive? It is GOD! You just have to trust in God. There's no reason to this. He is the Creator. People would say, "God is bad. Why would God let you suffer?" You can reason or explain it but in the end, I just trust in God.

8 TRUSTS:

1) The first thing that you must learn to trust is God's SOVEREIGNTY. God is transcendent, Almighty, omniscient, all-knowing. This God because of who He is, is all-sovereign - i.e. He is the One with sovereign authority in this universe. You just don't question that. Anyone who does is crazy/audacious. Who are you to question God? Yet, the fallen man that is one with Satan, was the first one to question God by posing a question to Eve. Learn not to question. You will come to a point where you cannot figure anything out. You have to learn to just acknowledge God's full sovereign authority. Our job is to honor; our job is to trust; our job is just to believe in God. This sovereignty has to do with His authority. You don't go around and question God's authority. That's a very serious thing. Certain things happen in this world that you don't understand; you just trust. Don't ask, "Why?" Romans 9:21 says, "Or does not the potter have authority over the clay to make out of the same lump one vessel unto honor and another unto dishonor?" Dare the clay question? The Potter has absolute authority over everything including you and I. Honor/submit to the Lord's sovereignty. This protects us. This saves us. A practical way of trusting in God's sovereignty, is to trust in God's timing. Many times this is what causes us to "flip-out". Sometimes it is easier to trust in God's ability than to trust in God's sovereignty.

2) We can only trust in His MERCY. Day by day, what can we trust? Lean on His mercy. Mercy has to do with compassion. In Luke, you see the compassionate Man-Saviour. That is a man living, shining God out. Anyone of us deserve God's love? No! We are sitting here today because we have been made vessels of mercy. So Paul says, "Present your body a living sacrifice." I exhort you all to be daily recipients of His mercy. Mercy kept you. Mercy saved you. Mercy is why you are still here. If you are really like this, that in itself will touch a lot of your pride. Anyone who touches this, will not be proud. His mercies are new every morning so we need to feed on it. One day, you will have no more boast. You will just bow your head and say, "Lord, it's altogether your mercy." If you are like this, you will be a more thankful person. You know why you complain? Because you doubt.

3) You have to trust in God's FAITHFULNESS. God is faithful to Himself but in particular, to His own Word and promise. In other words, trust in God's Word. Heaven and earth will pass away. Anything you lean on will fade away but only His Word will never pass away. We can be faithless but He remains faithful. He cannot be unfaithful to Himself to justify our own unfaithfulness. Time will come when you cannot believe anybody, but you can believe His Word. Feed on God's faithfulness. God is faithful to His selection.

4) Trust in the Lord's GOODNESS - i.e. trust in God's intent. His intention is always good. There is no one good but God. God is good - that is, His heart is good. There is no evil there.. Everything with God is good. Whatever happens you should be able to say, "God is good to me!" There are people who have gotten offended and mad at God because such and such happened. Outwardly, it could be unfortunate but I'm talking about our attitude toward God. God did not create a messed-up universe. We know that there is another one (Satan) in this universe - put any evil intention on the devil.

5) You have to trust in God's RIGHTEOUSNESS. God is in the realm of justice. Righteousness is the foundation of His throne. Everything God does is righteous. This means, there will be issues and wages of sin. His righteousness relates to judgment. God is so righteous that He had to have His own Son crucified. God is not mocked. You don't get away with things.

6) You also have to trust in God's DISCIPLINE. In Hebrews, it says God chastises because of love. If we were illegitimate sons, God wouldn't care but because we are real sons, He disciplines. Watchman Nee was in prison for 20 years. That was not pleasant. You know what is a real martyr? It is one who has all these kinds of trusts in God ~ all reasoning are out the window.

7) Trust in God's CARE. He has numbered our hair. He knows what we need. Don't be anxious. God cares. God supplies. God will sustain. It seems that in the good days you don't need to trust that much but in the difficult/shaky times, I hope these things keep us so that no word of doubt, no murmuring, no reasoning comes out of our mouth. WE HAVE ONLY ONE REASON FOR EVERYTHING - GOD! How you are, how you go on, has a lot to do with how you treat these things and how you think.

8) Finally, trust in God's POWER. Today, of course, this power is in us as the God of resurrection. With man all things are impossible, but with God, all things are possible.

Learn not to ask so much.

Just THANK
EXTOL
EXALT
BOAST
BLESS
Him for all that He is -
He is the I AM.

If we say ,"Lord I cant overcome," the Lord will say, "My child, whatever you can not do, I will do it for you. I resist the proud, but give grace to the humble."

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News: Malaysia Book of Record Title for Electrolux Washing-thon!

(L-R): Roy Tan, Grace Community Services; Datuk Danny Ooi, Managing Director, Malaysia Book of Records; Mr. Koh Soh, Hoi, General Manager, Electrolux Malaysia and Singapore; Mr. Wolfgang Laabs, Managing Director, DB Schenker Malaysia; Cindy Tan, Senior Brand Manager, Home & Personal Care Business Group, Unilever Malaysia

Electrolux Washing-thon Collects Record 3,744 Kilograms of Used Clothes in Support of Community

Electrolux Home Appliances Malaysia goes an extra mile for charity by donating 8 units of Electrolux front-load washing machines and 12 units of Electrolux dryers to Grace Community Services.

Electrolux Washing-thon (www.facebook.com/ElectroluxMalaysia), the Malaysia 1st outdoor washing marathon in support of the community, closed on November 4, 2012 on a high note, having collected, washed and dried the record 3,744kg of clothes. For this enormous achievement, Electrolux Washing-thon was awarded a Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) title for the "Largest Donation of Used Clothes in a Single Event".

These cleaned clothes will be distributed through Grace Community Services to 25 Orang Asli villages, 4 children homes, the homes for adults, the elderly and the destitute (Grace Home) and a centre for the drug-dependent by the year-end. 

"I am so thrilled that all of us made Electrolux Washing-thon such a roaring success," said Mr. Koh Soh Hoie, General Manager of Electrolux Malaysia and Singapore. "Seeing how enthusiastic and generous Malaysians have been with volunteering their time and clothes, we decided to go an extra mile for charity, and being a leader in laundry solution, we have decided to donate 20 units of Electrolux front-load washing machines and dryers to Grace Community Services," he added.

Matching the contagious spirit of giving that was inspired by Electrolux Washing-thon, Unilever Malaysia committed to donate additional 810 packs of Persil low suds detergent, each weighing 500gm; 240 bottles of Comfort Ultra fabric softener in 800ml packaging and 480 bottles of Cif cream in 250ml packaging to Grace Community Services as well.

"I'd like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Electrolux Washing-thon for being certified as a national record holder. On behalf of the Malaysia Book of Records, I am pleased to welcome Electrolux Home Appliances Sdn Bhd and the sponsors of Electrolux Washing-thon to our family of high achievers," said Datuk Danny Ooi, Managing Director, MBOR. "Having successfully achieved the title of the "Largest Donation of Used Clothes in a Single Event" is a recognition of their achievement that places them amongst the 'Best of the Nation'."

 (L-R): Datuk Danny Ooi, Managing Director, Malaysia Book of Records and Mr. Mr. Koh Soh, Hoi, General Manager, Electrolux Malaysia and Singapore with the Electrolux Home Appliances team that, through team work, pulled of the greatly successful Electrolux Washing-thon in support of the community.

Throughout 1st to the 4th of November, from 10am to 7pm, Electrolux Washing-thon was a fun-filled event for the volunteers and the public who were able to volunteer for the benefit of their community while having fun engaging in cooking demonstrations by Cilantro Culinary Academy and playing games to win cool prizes.

Electrolux Washing-thon Malaysia joins other initiatives by Electrolux around Asia that have collected and washed literally tens of thousands of clothes in charity and relief efforts in Indonesia, for the affected by typhoon "Ondoy" in Cebu, the Japan earthquake and flooding in Thailand.

"The generosity of everyone involved in Electrolux Washing-thon has gone beyond our wildest expectations," said Dr. Henry K. Pillai, Chairman of Grace Community Services.

"On behalf of all beneficiaries I would like to give the warmest thank you to Electrolux and the partners of Washing-thon, to the amazing volunteers and to the generous Malaysians who donated their clothes to those who have so little. I sincerely hope that other organizations will follow the example that Washing-thon has now established, because only together we can make a difference." 

Electrolux Washing-thon as organized by Electrolux Appliances Malaysia and supported by partners including Citta Mall who donated the space, electricity and water to utilize for this biggest, most fun, outdoor laundry event Malaysia has ever seen; Unilever who armed the volunteers with litres of Persil laundry detergent and Comfort fabric softener and DB Schenker that took care of all transportation logistics by dedicating two trucks for the clothes pre-collection drive and the distribution of the clean clothes through Grace Community.


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Movie: Iron Sky (2012)

We Come In Peace

Iron Sky (2012) is a Finnish-German-English sci-fi action comedy movie.


Synopsis: Before the end of World War II in the 1940s, a group of German Nazi soldiers fled to space and resided at the dark side of the Moon. It's now the year 2018 and the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul) has sent two men to the moon as a publicity stint for her re-election. One of the astronauts is an African American male model named James Washington (Christopher Kirby). He is captured by the Nazis on the moon, led by Führer Kortzfleisch (Udo Kier) and his ambitious commander, Klaus Adler (Götz Otto). Adler goes to Earth with his fiancé Renate Richter (Julia Dietze) and they join forces with the President's manipulative aide, Vivian Wagner (Peta Sergeant), who uses them to campaign for the President's re-election without realizing their mission to invade the Earth.

One word: BIZARRE! You will either like or loathe this movie because it's full of parodies and a lot of fun-poking at historical and international facts and figures.


I like this movie despite so many negative reviews out there. The idea behind the storyline is unique and entertaining - moon Nazis with one mission, i.e. invade the Earth - just like in history, the Nazis invaded Europe during World War II. 

And, it's a comedy, so really, there's plenty of dumb humor and comic relief, just don't take it too seriously. Follow through the movie and have a good laugh for 1.5 hours.

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My DISC personality test report


I took the online DISC personality test to determine my DISC type and personality profile.

The DISC factors - Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Compliance - are useful to predict our behavior towards others and the everyday things we do.

My results (as shown in the pie chart above):
72% Compliance; 12% Steadiness; 12% Dominance; 4% Influence

I'm comparatively high in Compliance. 

Here's a snippet about who I am: 

"You are conscientiousness, diligent and pay attention to detail. You constantly strive for accuracy and high standards. You have an inner drive to be systematic and precise in all that you do. You are a natural choice for work that requires attention to detail and accuracy."

Generally speaking, here are some traits and behaviors that describe people who are comparatively high in Compliance:
 
  • Usually peaceful and adaptable
  • Tend not to be aggressive
  • Tend to be cautious rather than impulsive
  • Avoid risk-taking
  • Act in a tactful, diplomatic way and strive for a stable, ordered life
  • Comfortable following procedures in both their personal and business life
  • Prefer sticking to methods that have proved successful in the past
  • Have a high acceptance of rules and regulations

Bingo! I'm a sucker for rules and regulations no matter how ridiculously monotonous they are. That's why I'm so compliant.


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Gemma Malley's "The Legacy"


Gemma Malley's "The Legacy".

Synopsis:

The truth is too terrifying to bear. Longevity - the drug long sold as the secret to eternal life - is not working. A terrible virus is stalking the land, and Longevity no longer has the power to keep death at bay.

The Underground activists are accused by corporate giant Pincent Pharma of deliberately contaminating batches of Longevity drugs. Soon no one is safe as angry mobs torch the houses of suspected sympathizers. But someone knows all the sinister secrets hidden by Pincent Pharma and has the key to exposing everything.


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The Legacy is Book 3. I have read Book 1 & Book 2:

Book 1: The Declaration
Book 2: The Resistance

  
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Super fast dinner options


First, Pindi Chana (what is this?) After reading through the ingredients, it's basically ready-to-eat-chick-peas-with-gravy. Ingredients include chick peas, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, spices, ginger, and garlic.



To add bulk to the gravy, I added chopped carrots.



Sardines with onions - pretty easy to cook in less than five minutes. If I have red chilies, I would have added them too.

 

Tomatoes with eggs and onions - also pretty easy to cook in less than five minutes. Tomatoes release water when they are cooked, so I don't add extra water. I'd add more eggs to soak up the moisture though. :D


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Project: Reflect 52 #46 - Hope is that stubborn thing inside us


"I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting."

Thanks Mr. President for your motivational speech!

Thanks for reminding us that hope is that stubborn thing inside us! 

Yes, there's hope! 

Yes, I believe something better awaits us as long as we keep on striving towards it!

Yes, I believe!!!


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Fill in the Blank Friday - Some recent factoids


This week's post for my Fill in the Blank Friday series.

1. My best quality is that I'm fiercely loyal, but I limit my loyalty to people and things that matter in my life. 

2. One of my less flattering qualities is that I'm too full of empathy. Empathy is the power of identifying, understanding, and imaginatively entering into another person's situation, feelings, and motives. I guess I'm too full of imagination so some people get turned off. 

3. I'd rather be singing than be sighing. I remember this line from a church hymn. 

4. Something I have been challenged with lately is to take it easy and don't stress myself about how-difficult-it-is-to-get-pregnant. I gotta believe all is in God's good hands and timing. 

5. I am looking forward to celebrating Christmas! This would be my first Christmas as a wife! The hubby and I are going to hunt for our first Christmas tree soon. :) 

6. A super random factoid about me is I have my first taste of beer and vodka when I was 28 years old. 

7. I want to make a blueberry cheesecake and roast a chicken with vegetables and herbs!

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Food, with love, from Terengganu

Food, particularly from Terengganu, never fails me.

Let me show you some of Terengganu's best delicacies from my previous blog posts.


Now, I have more food photos to share with you. :P


Glutinous rice balls with coconut shavings and fried fish

I really love the delicate balance of sweetness and saltiness of all the ingredients when they are mixed and eaten together. Heavenly!


Rojak Ayam

A wholesome snack of chopped fried chicken, hard-boiled egg, slices of cucumbers, beansprouts, mee hoon, and lots of sweetish peanut gravy.


Ah Tong Herbal Chicken Mee Hoon Soup

If I'm not mistaken, this stall has been around for the past 20 over years.


This is the dry version.


You have to queue up and wait for your turn to be served with this bowl of piping hot and delicious herbal chicken soup. 


And of course, my mother-in-law's not-to-be-missed Pork Belly Stew & Baked Whole Pumpkin!!!




Home-cooked food - always the best of them all!


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Susan Hill's "The Woman in Black"


Susan Hill's "The Woman in Black".

Synopsis:

Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. 

The house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until Arthur glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to speak of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose.


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I have watched the 2012 movie - The Woman in Black - starring Daniel Radcliffe. The movie is a separate adaptation of the novel and develops a different storyline while maintaining some main characters.


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In April 2012, Hammer Films announced that there would be a sequel to The Woman in Black, which is titled The Woman in Black: Angel of Death. 

The official plot synopsis is: "Seized by the government and converted into a military mental hospital during World War II, the sudden arrival of disturbed soldiers to Eel Marsh House has awoken its darkest inhabitant. Eve, a beautiful young nurse, is sent to the house to care for the patients but soon realizes she must save them from more than their own demons. Despite Eve's efforts to stop her, one by one they fall victim to the Woman in Black." [via]


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Movie: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

An Epic of Epic Epicness

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) is a comedy movie based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim. This movie is directed by Edgar Wright who also directed the famous 2004 zom-com (zombie comedy), Shaun of the Dead.

Synopsis: Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is the bass guitarist for the band "Sex Bob-omb" led by Stephen Stills (Mark Webber). Scott is dating Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), a high-school girl but he still hasn't recovered from being dumped by his ex-girlfriend, Envy (Brie Larson). One day, Scott meets Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). He doesn't know Ramona's past - she has seven ex-lovers who have teamed up as the League of Evil Exes against him.

They are:
1. Matthew Patel (Satya Bhabha)
2. Lucas Lee (Chris Evans)
3. Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh),
who's also Envy's current boyfriend and her band's bass guitarist
4. Roxy (Mae Whitman), a lesbian
5 & 6. Kyle & Ken Katayanagi (Shota & Keita Saito)
7. Gideon (Jason Schwartzman),
the mastermind behind the League of Evil Exes.


Scott must battle these evil exes to the death to win Ramona to his side!

I find this movie very weird but its concept is refreshing. It's a teen flick, so you can expect tonnes of relationship-related issue. However, instead of focusing on the common boyfriend-girlfriend-gay-lesbian-sex stuff, this movie decides to take the fun-and-easy route to make every scene fun and entertaining to watch. The characters are not taking themselves too seriously; they maintain a certain level of cute goofiness that doesn't make you feel like a retard.

What I like best is the movie's approach. The story is presented like a video game, a metaphor. The characters - Scott, Ramona, Knives, and the evil exes - are the game's players, and their lives is the game itself. Of course, most of the scenes don't make any sense at all but that's besides the point. LOL!

Even a fun-and-light movie like this has its fair share of enlightenment about relationship issues. The story makes us think about how tough it is to make a relationship work when there's so much emotional baggage. The battles between Scott and the evil exes give a picturesque desciption about how far you are willing to stretch yourself.

Overall, do watch and feel young all overall again. :)

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Project: Reflect 52 #45 - Something about alphabets (A to Z)


[A] Abundance mentality/mindset

This is a really difficult lesson to learn."You receive through the same doorway through which you give. The way to receive freely is to give freely. Quality is more important than quantity, since the universe amplifies thought into circumstance. Begin giving, and let God perfect your giving." - Brad Jensen

[B] Blogging

Blogging is my most important hobby, after Books!

[C] Coffee

I'm not a hardcore coffee drinker yet but a c(__) a day is irresistible! My favorite is latte.

[D] "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness."

This is my latest favorite quote by Frank Tyger.

[E] Electric vehicle (EV)

I'd want to buy one EV, one day. I'm waiting for Proton's EV.

[F] Family

Nothing beats spending time with the family, and of course, Facebook as well. :P

[G] God

Without God, nothing will fall into place.

[H] Housewarming

I love the idea of throwing a housewarming party. 

[I] "If it is to be, it is up to me."

This will always be one of my life principles. 

[J] June

June is my favorite month of the year. Joyce, my name. J for Jesus too. J is my definitely my favorite alphabet.

[K] Kitchen

The kitchen is my territory. I cook when time allows.

[L] "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

This is a quote by Neale Donald Walsch that changes my life in 2012.

[M] Married

I'm married to the Master of the Universe, my wonderful husband! :D

[N] "No problem!"

I think this is one of my favorite lines during chats, apart from "Oraits" (i.e. alright).

[O] Online

My main reasons of going online are: It's a habit; so that other people can learn more about me; to keep others informed about what is going on in my life; to express my opinions or make a statement; to feel connected with others; to stay informed with what others are doing.

[P] Pregnancy / Parenthood

The plan is to have our first kiddo end of 2013. :) "Most women want a baby, later if not sooner. Once you catch baby lust, nothing will satisfy baby lust except a baby." - Elizabeth Stein

[Q] Quirks

"Every man had his own quirks and twists." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

[R] Roast chicken

I plan to roast my first chicken for this Christmas. Oh yeah, this will be my first Christmas as a wife, and hopefully, a mother too! :D

[S] Sunflowers

The sunflowers - my favorite flower ever!

[T] Trilingual

I can speak, read, and write in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Mandarin.

[U] University

I graduated from the University of Malaya (UM) with a Bachelor's Degree (Hon.) in Science (Education).

[V] Vision board

I have created a vision board. Now I just need to remember to stare at it for a few minutes every single day.

[W] Winnie-the-Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh is my favorite bear character ever.

[X] Xmas

I know some people don't like this abbreviation of the word Christmas. But there are no other "X" words that come to my mind! Well, maybe X-Wing, X Factor, X-ray. Hahaha.

[Y] Yellow

Yellow is the best color ever!

[Z] Zodiac sign

Gemini.

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Fill in the Blank Friday - Likes & loves


Belated post for my Fill in the Blank Friday series.

1. I like to stay around and with people who appreciate me and make me extremely contented, at ease, and happy, i.e. my husband, parents-in-law, best buddies. They make me laugh from the bottom of my heart.

2. A life goal of mine is to be a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) but still be able to contribute financially to our household income.

3. The last thing you would ever expect me to like (even though I secretly do) is camwhoring. Do you believe it? LOL!

4. Some wise words that I love are quotes from famous authors. This is my current favorite, "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." - Frank Tyger

5. Most mornings you will find me sipping coffee while browsing through Facebook statuses and reading blogs I'm following.

6. Right now I am super into reading pregnancy blogs. Baby lust, you know. I really need some baby dust. ;)

7. Right now I am super over about trying to be and do everything because it doesn't make sense to cause myself stressed out while doing so.

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Movie: Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

All the activity has led to this...

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) is the fourth movie in the Paranormal Activity film series. It's also the sequel to Paranormal Activity 2 (2010).

P.S.: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) serves as a prequel, set in 1988, and it explains the origin of the malevolent supernatural entity in the first two movies.

So, the tagline "All the activity has led to this..." is pretty apt.

Synopsis: After killing her boyfriend Micah, sister Kristi, and Kristi's husband Daniel, Katie (Katie Featherston) disappeared with her nephew Hunter. Their whereabouts remain unknown. Five years later, Katie and a mysterious boy named Robbie (Brady Allen) are seen in a suburban neighborhood. A teenage girl Alex (Kathryn Newton) and her younger brother Wyatt (Aiden Lovekamp) befriend Robbie. One day, Katie is suddenly admitted to the hospital. Alex's mom takes Robbie into their home and since then, strange activities begin to happen in the house.

This movie would definitely be enjoyed by "die-hard" fans of the previous movies in the franchise. The directors commented that they featured a new scare technique, of footage being shown from a laptop in a video chat, which would rival the 'fan cam' from previous movies. [via]

The video chat scare technique is not that bad. But overall, this movie seems to be the "safest" compared to the first three movies, i.e. it's not as scary. The ending is a bit abrupt and you get this, "Huh, that's it?" feeling when the camera pans out.

I heard there's a fifth movie coming out in October 2013. Let's see what story will they give us.

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Sophie Kinsella's "Mini Shopaholic"


Sophie Kinsella's "Mini Shopaholic".

Synopsis:

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favourite word is "Mine!" , and she's even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge financial crisis.

With people having to cut back, Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source - and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And... most important... will Becky's secret wishes ever come true?

Read:
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Shopaholic & Sister
Shopaholic & Baby


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