20130930

Rhymes For Mending Hearts - Sheena Baharudin


The title itself is intriguing. Never heard of it before but bought it anyway. I like most of the poems and stuff in it but most of the time, the writer seems angry or is in a dark place. But that's not bad at all. I'm a big believer of the saying "great art comes from great pain" and those kind of poems are amazing. What I'm not really fond of is repetition. Probably there's a theme going on or the poems are interrelated but it's just my own personal taste/liking. Nothing's wrong with it. I really enjoyed the read. It was definitely worth the gamble.

20130928

I survived law school





And now, the real world. Of working on weekends and fighting the urge to quit everyday. Will I survive?


20130927

Lunch Hour : Lorong

Lorong

The nearest, cheapest meal within my office area. I prefer eating heavy breakfast to this because I don't like the fact that I can see how they prepare my food.

20130926

A&W @ AEON Bukit Indah

Why do the service at A&Ws has to be bad. All of them. From Mines, to Petaling Jaya, to Aeon Bukit Indah. Why?

Anyway, redeemed my A&W Groupon voucher and enjoyed the food but not the service.

A&W waffle

A&W waffle

And I'm curious about house of mini. It's cute but usually things that looks good doesn't always tastes good.

house of mini

20130924

If you like me, then say you like me.

9/24/2012 12:23 AM: Mohd Nor Halim: Salam
9/24/2012 12:23 AM: Mohd Nor Halim: Weh dah tido ke?
9/24/2012 12:23 AM: Mohd Nor Halim: Aku ade bende nak ckp nih





p.s. Happy birthday Najmi.

20130923

Dabel Date - Lejen Press

Sedikit kecewa lah dengan antologi cerpen terbitan Lejen Press ni. Kebanyakannya hanya okay. Ada yang macam, tak payah baca pun tak apa lah ya.

Satu siri yang luar biasa best dia, Aku, Suzanne dan Sebuah Kisah Cinta Tanpa Tajuk karya Lang Rahman. Terbahagi kepada tiga cerpen yang menggambarkan betapa cinta dapat buat seseorang rasa bagaikan dia memiliki satu kebolehan yang menjangkau norma manusia. Ianya boleh disimpulkan melalui lirik berikut - You changed my whole life, don't know what you're doing to me with your love, I'm feeling all superhuman you did this to me, a superhuman heart beats in me, nothing can stop me here with you, superhuman. Gittew.

20130920

#JBWRF

I wish I had stayed longer and took more pictures and bought more books. There's so many things I had wished for that didn't came true. It was fun while it lasted, a temporary haven. A spread of every title from almost all publishers and also interesting slots - music, arts discussions and film screenings. If only I had more money, that will require me to earn more than my current salary. I want to buy at least 10 books but I ended up with two. The other three is for Ariey, Ira and Dayang. So nevermind. I can always buy more books through them when there's this kind of events at their place. Problem solved. Am a happy girl again :)

#JBWRF Danga Bay Marina Club

#JBWRF Danga Bay Marina Club

#JBWRF Danga Bay Marina Club

#JBWRF Danga Bay Marina Club

Starbucks

20130919

Fifiey + Aizat | Amalina + Safuan

Dua majlis persandingan pada hari kemerdekaan yang lepas. Dari JB ke Kluang ke Glulam, indah belaka makanan, persalinan, tatarias, pelamin dan perhiasan keseluruhan kedua-dua majlis. Ya, makanan diutamakan! 

Tahniah buat kedua-dua mempelai, Fifiey dan suami serta Ama dan Wan. Semoga berbahagia keakhirnya, dapat anak-anak yang soleh dan solehah serta dilimpahkan dengan berkat dan rezeki dari yang Esa.

Fifiey + Aizat

Amalina + Safuan

Amalina + Safuan

Amalina + Safuan

20130918

Tourists

Weekend with favourite people continues after Yuna's show. From JB to KL to Shah Alam to KL and back at JB. Oh how I miss the city, kotaraya Kuala Lumpur.

Murni SS2
Murni SS2

Murni SS2

Nasi Goreng Chicken Chop Murni SS2

Murni SS2

Gerai Pak Mal
Gerai Pak Mal Shah Alam

Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang
Lovebirds
Bukit Bintang

20130917

Hello Kitty x 7 Eleven

I got involved in this because I have a friend who loves Hello Kitty and I kinda miss her. So, yeah. This is for you Azie :)

Hello Kitty x 7 Eleven

Hello Kitty x 7 Eleven

Hello Kitty x 7 Eleven

20130916

Yuna-fied at Istana Budaya

It took me awhile to write this post. I'm still trying to figure out what I actually felt during the show. I've seen her live before, the most recent was at Urbanscapes 2012. Almost a year ago. Now it's time for Yuna and the National Symphony Orchestra at Istana Budaya. So what's different?

Yuna is Yuna and she will always be her amazing self. I was excited for this especially because it's my first time at Istana Budaya. I've really looked forward to this. Bought the tickets within an hour after it was released and I'm glad I did because it was a sold out show. We had one of the best seats, albeit being too near to the stage, we were right at the middle. Definitely the greatest view if your only concern is about seeing Yuna and you don't mind not having the full view of the stage.

I love the fact that she sings with her emotions and brings out the character for each songs. You can feel the despair in Decorate, Lullabies, Penakut. The playfulness in Lelaki. Coffee, Deeper Conversation and her cover of I Miss You brought me somewhere else... those were my favourites after all and I was so immersed in the whole surrounding

Apart from her beautiful voice, I let myself soak in the gorgeous dresses and the lovely orchestra. I'm happy with the song list but I wish for more. More songs, more wardrobe changes, more orchestra, if it's possible.

The show was great. You can't help but to feel amazed by her even if you're not a fan and you've never really listened to her songs before. Being there with my favourite people and meeting up with old friends made my night even more meaningful.

Yuna is definitely a world class singer and I hope I'll be able to see her sing live again and again and again, maybe in a more casual occasions. An unplugged concert maybe?

Here's to Yunalis Zarai. The girl who's living her dream.

Yuna Istana Budaya
Forced to pose >:)

Yuna Istana Budaya

Yuna Istana Budaya

Yuna Istana Budaya

Yuna Istana Budaya
Standing ovation

Yuna Istana Budaya

20130914

Don't forget to breath

You're slumped with work and other problems.

...let's not talk about other problems; you know how depressing it can be. So let's talk about other things.

Things like how you're so busy with your own life that you didn't spare any moment to keep in touch with your friends. Your friends who've always been there for you through your ups and downs.

That's how bad you've become.

You feel like giving up, because you're so helpless and empty; only to realise that the reason you feel that way was because you're drifting away from them.

You start making amends. You remind yourself of the old you. The old younger you. And everything falls back into it's place. Suddenly, life is not as hard as it may seem.

It's not like I don't want to tell you anything. Sometimes I just don't know what to say. That doesn't mean I've forgotten you. I just wish we are nearer... so that we can sit at the same place, doing nothing. We don't have to talk, I just want you around..

I love yous and I miss yous. Please keep me in your prayers. xoxo

20130911

Psiko: Pencuri Hati [2013]

Psiko : Pencuri Hati


Psycho thriller tentang penulis novel misteri dan sisi psiko manusia bertepatan dengan tajuk filem.

Jalan cerita yang cliche. Dari babak pertama dah boleh agak benda yang bakal dibongkarkan pada akhir filem. Debaran dan rasa cuak itu ada tapi unsur suspense kurang sebab banyak benda yang terlampau obvious dan boleh diagak dalam masa tak sampai separuh filem. Ada kelainan, casting, selain pelayan kopitiam; mantap dan lakonan mereka bagus. Kalau minta dipilih, watak Man adalah kegemaran, diikuti oleh Wani. Dari segi execution, kureng. Banyak boleh diperbaiki supaya filem jadi lebih menarik dan kejutan yang dipaparkan lebih terkesan. Pendek kata, filem ini OK.**

20130907

Wrapping up

Selamat Hari Raya

Selamat Hari Raya


Selamat Hari Raya

Not much of a celebration for me this year. I'm looking forward to September though. Yuna later today. JBWRF next week. More weddings. Birthdays. Parents anniversary. Spending more time with you without having to worry about the future, our future. 

I want to move on. August was a tragedy.

20130904

D'Cili Saji Cafe N Catering @ Kebun Teh

Kebun Teh, Johor Bahru

D'Cili Saji Cafe N Catering Kebun Teh

This was during Ramadan. A mini gath with primary school friends.
Buffet for break fast. A mix of traditional Malaysian food and some western/italian food.
It was okay. There was some hits and misses. Probably if there's a heating mechanism it can taste better.

20130902

Lelaki Eksistensial - Nami

Lelaki Eksistensial

Lelaki kasanova tanpa nama yang hidup mewah dan suka berfikir dan berfalsafah, sering memetik jenama mahal dan pelik-pelik semasa menceritakan kehidupannya. Mungkin dia rasa dia lebih pandai daripada orang lain, acah-acah "deep" dan dia terlalu jakun bila dapat hidup mewah memandangkan sebelum menemui kekayaan dia merupakan seorang yang malang - sila bayangkan ada huruf L di dahinya - sebab itu sikapnya jadi begitu.

Ada beberapa "scene" yang agak "racy" - kata kasanova kan? Walaupun bukan elemen utama dan tak sampai tahap trilogi 50 Shades, kalau tak selesa dengan perkara yang memperihalkan seks hatta dalam satu ayat pun, elakkan buku ini.

Nami adalah Nami. Boleh kenal gaya penulisan dan watak-watak ciptaannya/berdasarkan orang-orang sekelilingnya yang seakan berulang dan berkait dalam semua cerita/buku yang dikarang oleh beliau. Saya mula suka baca penulisan Nami semenjak terjumpa Awek Chuck Taylor dalam blog sebelum dijadikan buku. Saya beli Lelaki Eksistensial pun sebab nak tahu latar belakang disebalik watak dalam Rokok Nan Sebatang yang seperti ACT, juga saya baca di blog (tumblr?) dan sekarang dah ada buku, mungkin akan beli sebagai koleksi.

ACT adalah cerita paling saya suka dalam banyak-banyak cerita yang Nami tulis tapi suntingan dalam Lelaki Eksistensial lebih bagus. Saya tahu buku indie tak menitikberatkan sangat hal macam ni tapi secara personalnya, ianya mungkin perkara yang orang lain anggap remeh tapi sangat mengganggu saya untuk menikmati cerita yang ingin disampaikan penulis.



Secara keseluruhan, saya rasa buku ini okay. Saya bagi tiga bintang di goodreads.

20130901

Sweet Cherry Two @ Kempas

Sweet Cherry Two Kempas

Ayam penyet. Not the best but I like the sambal. It's sweet but still hot. The chicken tastes great but I wish it comes in a bigger portion.