Monday, January 17, 2011

A Fraction of the Whole

"The futility of the attempt was obvious; when you put so much effort to forget someone/ something, the effort itself becomes a memory. Then you have to forget the forgetting, and that too is memorable."

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's All About Presentation

This town isn't big enough for two supervillians!
Megamind: Oh, you're a villain all right, just not a SUPER one.
Tighten: Oh yeah? What's the difference?

True dat! Hence, tadaaa...

* An effort to make ordinary food looks super delicious eheh *


Read a really good book recently, about a 5-year-old boy and his mother who lived in a 11-by-11 feet locked Room. It's sooo heart-breaking and felt sooo real that it made me kinda claustrophobic while reading it that I had to go outside. First time a book had such an effect on me like that.

Had a great time hanging out with an oldest friend recently. It's been a while. To be honest, that's one of things I miss the most around here - having those face-to-face, heart-to-heart talks with good friends who know you well enough not to judge anything that comes out from your mouth. The next thing I miss the most is of course, my bubbly little niece (ever since our farewell at the airport a few months back, I've been told that whenever she sees an airplane flying by, she'd wave her hands to the sky and go, "Bye bye Auntie Na! Bye bye!" Iskkk!)

Also, I've developed an obsession towards Bloomingdale's red velvet cupcakes recently. I'm not really a cupcake-person before, I'm not even a cake-person. But those Bloomingdale's cupcakes, they're beyond delicious, they rock my world! What? I've already told you losing weight is not one of my New Year's resolutions this year, haven't I? =p

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Men from the Boys

"It was a different life now, a different way of being a father and a son. It is not the things you do with them that count - the Lee Marvin double bills, the trips to football and the theme parks, all the fun family outings that are so much fun that you never have to actually talk to each other - it is the day-to-day confluence of everyday life that matters, the unadorned fact of living together, that is what makes your souls stick to each other." -- Harry Silver, Men from the Boys --

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stay Cool

For dear SRB...because you think it's beautiful =)

I realized as long as I just concentrate on being alive,

and stop worrying about

the future that I couldn't predict,

the past I couldn't change,

then my time on earth would be a hell of a lot more enjoyable.

- Henry McCarthy, Stay Cool -

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Date with Nadal

On the first day of 2011, we woke up early to catch a bus to Abu Dhabi (we're still in the process of getting our driving license here) for our date with Nadal, chewahhh! Well, we'd be seeing him in real life (seeing, watching, they're all the same really eheh), so technically it could still be called a date, couldn't it? It just so happened that a few thousands people would be there as well hahah!

Dear SRB was so excited to watch Roger Federer in Abu Dhabi's Mubadala World Tennis Championship, coz well, he's a tennis legend. Me? I gotta be honest here, I don't watch tennis that much, but I watch music videos alll theee timeee and that clip of Nadal in Shakira's Gypsy is just too HOT for words yo! So yeah, I'm shamelessly admitting here that I agreed to go just because he was so gorgeous in Shakira's music video. The fact that he's the world's no.1 tennis player is a huge bonus =p

The first match was between Robin Soderling (world ranked no.5) and Tomas Berdych (world ranked no.6) for the 3rd and 4th place. I wasn't paying that much attention to the game at that time coz I was busy looking at other people - Arab teenagers with big RF printed on their jubahs, mat salleh kids with cute little Nadal T-shirts and girls with banners, proclaiming their love to Rafa - and soaking up the new experience as I've never been to a live tennis match before.

Then the most awaited match, Nadal vs. Federer, finally started and I couldn't sit still (this is why I cannot watch sports and especially a live game - I'd be soo nervous as if I'm the one who's playing, and I'd be soo heartbroken if the player I'm supporting lose the game). Macho giler aah Nadal, seriousss! Jeles gile dgn budak yg bagi towel lap peluh to Nadal tu hahaha - how gross is that? But superficial-ness aside, in my humble, non-tennis-follower opinion, it was an interesting match, agak fight jugak and totally different compared to the previous 3rd-4th placing mild match. I guess that's why those two are the world's number 1 and number 2.

In the end, Nadal won but since it was a really good game, nobody was disappointed. And dear SRB made a vow to go watch them play again, whenever they come to UAE.

Well, as long as I get to see Nadal in action, no complain here, sir =p

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcoming 2011 with a Big Bang

I had the most amazing New Year's celebration the other day. Had to pinch myself so many times coz seriously, I couldn't believe I was there, couldn't believe that dear SRB and I would be fortunate enough to have the opportunity to experience all these, Alhamdulillah...

We got an invitation from dear SRB's colleague to a little New Year party at her place. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, but considering 'her place' is in the world's tallest building, omg sgt excited and sgt jakun okkk, so yesss, of course we'd be more than happy to come to your party, Tammy!

It was our first time stepping into the Burj Khalifa Residence (At The Top is of course an entirely different experience). Thought the security was gonna be a bitch, but surprisingly we made it to the lobby and up to her apartment without any hassle. They didn't even call up the resident to confirm or check if the names on our IDs matched those in the guest list. Maybe coz we looked like nice people instead of some terrorists? Eheh...

Tammy's apartment is on the 26th floor of Burj Khalifa, with a view of the edge of the Dubai fountain and some constructions - tak taulaa ape lagi they wanna build around here. To me, it's a classy and elegent apartment (ke I was being biased? Because it's in Burj Khalifa, teros the apt nampak cam cun giler), with a minimalist concept and very color-coordinated; white and turqoise - memang lawa lah!

At a quarter before midnight, all of us went down to see the fireworks - the coolest and most awesome I have ever seen in my whole life. I mean, the fireworks exploded all over Burj Khalifa, it looked like they were set off from the building itself! How did they do it? Seriously, it was crazy and jaw-droppingly amazing! I was in awe the whole time, I couldn't close my mouth.

Once the show was over, the building was covered in smoke and sure enough, the alarm went off and we couldn't use the elevator to go back up to the apt. Well, at least we know that the fire alarm worked hehe.

So yeah, I had a great time welcoming 2011 and hope to continue having a great time in 2011, Insya Allah, Amiiinnn.

P/S: I now completely agree with Karl Pilkington about that hole and a palace philosophy - It's much better to look out of a hole at a palace, than live in a palace looking at a hole.