Tuesday, November 30, 2010


frequenting islamic fashion sites has triggered the shopaholic demon ive managed to wrestle down for so long. but i've actually found a way to appease this inner demon in me :)

UPTOWN BAZAARS! (johor apparently has A LOT of these). to my greatest delight :)

it's great that i've always managed to find great stuff here without bursting my wallet, and still look hawt (in my opinion).

i guess its not the brand that matters, its how you carry yourself. someone told me, you can NEVER buy style. you've got to ACQUIRE it. hence, even if you're wearing a RM20 cardie or a RM 15 platforms, and still managed to look great, say no more. you've got style girl! ok. i also need two platinum credit cards if i were ever to continue with this hedonistic lifestyle of mine. :p whatever it is, people. keep the budget in check!

trawling the bazaar with bobo and ima deffo made my day yesterday. oh god. it was such an AWFUL AWFUL day yesterday. :( (full of angst at the moment, thank god for the soft RM 20 cardigan and RM 25 platforms)
bobo buat muke tak leh blah

photos taken after our shopping excursion at the Pasar Borong Pandan, and prior to our visit to Pasar Karat along Segget River, we headed to Roost Juice Bar ;which is a stone throw's away from Segget Market; the one i mentioned during faliq's visit to JB a couple of weeks ago. Am always comforted by the ganja music and not so nice drinks (a bit too tawar, ALWAYS tawar), but AWESOME interior deco.


i am completely.....dumbfounded. about where my life is heading basically.

at 24. you are supposed to know where you're going. be it career-wise or love.

i am clueless in both.

Monday, November 29, 2010

movie snob

from the lack of movies in the cinema now, ive been contented on watching harry potter and rapunzel TWICE. thanks to ika's bf who works at the cinema, we were able to watch one movie for free :)

ika even asked if i want to watch ngankung. If other people were to ask me that, i would have blurted out a flat no, but this is ika, my friend who have always made me see the funny side of EVERYTHING, and at times like this, or for a movie like this, might just be ok for me. YES. me and malay movies dont really sync that well.

and given the fact that ill probably watch this for free, im up for this. NO WAY am i going to spend RM 11 on a movie like ngankung. have had bad experiences watching malay movies, (what you did last raya? HORRIBLE! evolusi KL drift? AGONY!) see..bukan tak pernah cuba, dah pernah tgk okkkk...

call me a snob for all i care; but i really want my eleven bucks to be well spent on a movie that i ENJOY.

Friday, November 26, 2010

weh, u think u so hebat ah?

ok. im pissed.

just because you're a high ranking staff in the company, doesnt mean i dont DESERVE to send out an email to you. the Standarad Operations Procedure does not state that staffs whom are BELOW your grade, i.e. me, a junior executive, CANNOT send out an email to a DIRECTOR like you.

WORK IS WORK man. im just trying to do what is in my tasklist, get the whole shit done, get paid for it, and have an awesome thing to put in my CV.

seriously, i dont even want to BE HERE anymore. pompous bastards like this totally spoils all the fun in work.I LOVE WORK ok!!!you just ruined my day. THANKS.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


i officially tendered my resignation yesterday. OMG.

i cant believe it. a bit nervous. on the prospect of starting over at a new working place.

all the best for me! *When i start work in Feb 2011 laaaa*

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

24 means ur an adult. WAKE UP.

i should really focus. on work. life. and the future. instead of idling and daydreaming. hoping something better will fall onto my lap. PHEESH. like that will EVER happen.

i really should stop mooning over thoughts of becoming an actress. i really should stop thinking what if i can just enroll myself into an acting course and pursue my dream of becoming an actress. because in real life, people work their ass off to become a professional corporate worker. RIGHTTTT... like i will EVER become a part of that world.

i really should stop thinking im ALL that. because looks dont last forever. and i will not look like i am now, ten years later.

i really should stop being so pessimistic; because life is NEVER bed and roses for everyone. even when you think it is, it's not. NO ONE has a perfect life. NO ONE.

i really should stop complaining about myself, and oh-the-drama on how much im suffering when there are millions of people out there who do not even have access to clean water and food.

i really should start making a difference. for starters. i'll start with myself. i want to change. really. i do, FOR THE BETTER of course. take a masters in heritage conservation. i think this is the time where i slap myself and bark "GROW UP SYAZA!". ACTING? nono. masters. TWO THUMBS UP.

cadbury memang terbaik

yes. i have somehow managed to downsize my frequent cravings for chocolate. but havent managed to spit it out of my system as whole just yet. LAME LAGI KOT.

but i do need a dosage of it every once in a while, especially when work becomes a bitch, or yeah, usually its because of work, HA HA.

takpe. berbalik kepada isi utama entry ini. i'd like to applaud Cadbury for making the chocolates more affordable for us malaysian consumers. apa yg saya maksudkan?? ini dia!


cadbury fingers used to be available overseas sahaja. that was when i was a kid, ibu went on a trip to singapore and bought me a box of this. i remembered it being so good that i was craving for it even until i grew up! sebab tak jumpa in malaysia at that time, so i harboured a wish to buy it when i do get a chance to go overseas.

alas, when i did get to go overseas; this was already available in malaysia; *sigh, potong satu purpose kenape nak travel ke luar negara*. tapi harganya agak mahal. RM 19.90 sekotak (kotaknya adalah dibuat dari kertas keras yang ala-ala best). and it was only available at cold storage. at that moment of time. i knew better than to ask ayah if i could have it, because he would deffo say "RM 20 for chocolate biscuits?? TAK PAYAH!". hmmph :(

but yesterday, while waiting for my 7pm bus to JAYBEE, my parents went grocery shopping at the carrefour opposite the bukit jalil station; and i found the fingers! but it was not packed in a box, but in a plastic wrapper as shown in the diagram above. and the price? RM 3 something weh. tak sempat nak amik 2 kotak sebab time tu mungkin terlambat untuk bus. well, i wanted to try it first, see if it's the same taste as the one i tasted before. SEJIBIK WEHHHHH

SO. terima kasih cadbury! you made my day :) thanks for making the chocolate affordable for people like me to enjoy. NOW. caramello nibbles plak. tolong buat perkara sama. TIMA KASIH!

p/s: mintak maaf plastik tak cantik hence, making the picture un-photogenic. due to the frequent stashing-in-handbag-taking-it-out-of-handbag act, the wrapper jadi tak best dah. :P

makan dan moviess

watched quite a number of movies over the past few days. let's just say it's my payback time after not being able to watch it with faliq after some time, due to the distance, and bla bla. the only movie i think that was worth my RM14 was harry potter (of course, actually, i think, this is the best HP movie so far, hopefully the second installment will be better). skyline? SUCK BIG TIME! crayon? adoi, lagi la. quite embarassing too actually. trying to be yasmin ahmad-ish, but fell flat on the face. the only notable performances was of course, adibah noor, and the two villains. the rest. i dunnowhattosay. the script sucked too. sape yg buat script ni? adoiii....acting kayu, bersama main character yg cakap pun macam baca dari buku berserta hidung yg kembang kempis besar sgt.

saturday was my dad's bday, so we had lunch as pizza hut, after much coaxing from moi. HAHAHA. because i seriously hadnt had enough of the 6 cheese pizza. SEDAP la. tapi tak amik gambar pun, kerana masing2 sibuk makan, especially ayah who was multitasking, between eating and doing sudoku from the handouts given by pizza hut.

sunday was spent with nina and sarah, along with tee of course, after such a long while tak jumpa. was supposed to surprise sarah with the cake, but she was waiting for us outside the restaurant so dah kantoi.
-_-" faliq lepas kantoi pun nak sorok kek belakang lagi.LOL.

had lunch at paddington house of pancake, but i kept comparing it to pancake parlour in melbourne, that i just cant seem to enjoy the food that much. :( missing pancake parlour. but at least PHOP's pancakes are quite nice.

i bought sarah a pair of pacman earings, which she squealed when she saw it. the irony was, she saw a pacman limited edition moleskin earlier that day, and was contemplating on buying it. HAHA. takpelah. the earings will go nicely with the moleskin eh?

Muke pura-pura surprise when we brought out the cake. :P

spot the glitch. clue : sebelah 23. ape amoi secret recipe tu tulissssss

p/s: after series of bad movies, and kerugian duit yg agak banyak, can't wait to watch tangled, premiering this Thursday. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010


they had a bday celebration for my dad during the eid adha :( just one of those things i hate about staying in JB.

but faliq being here made things a whole lot better. i had something to look forward to after work, and it felt nice to go out with my bf after all these while of going out alone. (ok, im exaggerating, not alone, with a group of friends. :P )

i brought faliq and bob (faliq's friend) to the much-acclaimed roost bar. they LOVED the place. situated in a pre-war shop house with it's eclectice interior, and ganja music (the sort of music yg makes you feel like you berade di awang-awangan) was just the right combination we were looking for that night.

this is bob. the colourful things on the wall at the back is a collage of lomo photos

bob had the best background for taking pictures basically. hmmph. he had the tree! :( while we had thisss....

later we decided to move to another spot in  the hope of having a better picture taken.

p/s: faliq and i bought couple rings.how corny is that? but i love it! HAHAH

Monday, November 15, 2010

a year has passed?? CEPATNYEEE

its been a year already. me. staying here. in johor. and  i still feel like a newbie.

i dont even know how to break it to them that im probably leaving soon. not wanting to add salt to the wound, i mean, boss has just left. soon, two more people are following his suit :(

amir said im being paranoid. i should just tell them as soon as i get the letter of offer. yeah! duh! of course i will. but for the time being. ill just keep this to myself first.

i am definitely going to miss this place when i leave. definitely.

Friday, November 12, 2010

hoge hoge hoge

the boss's last few days here has brought a lot of us sadness. he's much loved by all of us albeit the toughness and the hard-to-work-with at times :)

and he was my first boss experience, which i think im pretty lucky for that; as he is the sort of person that drives and motivates you to improve and be the best employee you could ever be. Puteri Harbour does not seem like an average GLC's project under him; and im glad he has given that high of a benchmark for me to follow through later on.

we had a photo session with all of us wearing the Puteri Harbour Uniform, and i must say, it reminds me of a class photo session :)

prior to the photo session. i posted this photo because i like the colors :)
doesnt this remind you of your school photo session?
this is at the VIP pontoon area. muke masing2 tahan panas :)
tak Puteri Harbour la kalau tak buat aksi bengong

and last night we had a farewell dinner for the boss and his assistant, who is coincidentally going away as well, but she's only going to the KL office. but still, the office wont be the same after this :(

even amir came all the way from KL for this. sigh. sedih plak.

p/s: hoge hoge was this "performance" done by the marina boys for boss, to signal their respect and wishing boss all the best

things i love about melbourne #3


ok. might get a little too excited there. but ye lahh.who wouldnt?? especially since i love conservation so much XD

one thing we might need to learn from australia is how they are pro- heritage conservation; which adds to creating an identity for Melborune, and Victoria as a whole. their enthusiast in preserving a part of their history is something we definitely need to admire.

1. the melbourne gaol and watch house tower

the gaol was built in the 1800s, and the watch house tower was built adjacent to it, as a temporary lock up for tahanan (i forgot what its called in English) before they were rightfully/lawfully convicted of certain charges and be brought to the gaol.

i absolutely love the watch house tour, where they treat us as orang tahanan and locked us up in one of the cells, LOL. later of course they released us and gave us a tour around the place. each cells are opened for visitors to explore. we even get to take pictures as tahanan :P

inside the watch house

Ade muke pengganas takk

at the gaol, all cells are opened, similar to the watch house, only this time, each cells tells a story of the convicts that once inhabited the cells, complete with the death mask! *I didnt take any pictures of the death mask because TAKOOOTTTTT* . in case you're wondering what a death mask is, its the face of the convicts are they were hanged. *takooottttt*. one thing i do notice is that most of the convicts were immigrants and aborigines, i think it was due to the prominent discrimination and phobia of the Victorians against them.

and there was even a volunteer at the gaol who happily shared with all visitors about the infamous tale of Ned Kelly, the australian outlaw.

the gaol. scary kannn...

the volunteer telling us the tale of Ned Kelly

2. re-use of old buildings

old victorian houses lining the streets?Check. complete with intricate designs on the grilles? Check. Old factory turned into a university?Check. while still preserving the interior of the factory? Check Check. Old Victorian Buildings and infrastructure being preserved and maintained? Check Check Check.

a common scene in Melbourne and Geelong
Kuhaz's university was a wool factory in it's previous life. HAHAHA.

the interior of Deakin University. nice kannnnn
I've loads of other photos on conserved buildings. but takut nanti panjang ceghita sangat orang tak mau nak baca. I think that sums of the three things i love so much about my trip to melbourne. should there be anything else that i might have missed or would just like to add in, i will inform you the soonest i can (formal tak ayat aku. ade gaya professional takkk). poyo.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saje je nak letak.sebagai salingan sebelum moving on to reason #3 why i love melbourne :P

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

things i love about melbourne #2


the day i came, we were too tired to go anywhere, so Kuhaz just brought me to the Geelong Town Centre. well, geelong is not that kampung actually. ahahah. its the second biggest CITY in victoria. and they've got pretty neat shopping malls :) loving the stores. but anywayssss...back to the topic i love the most. CHOCOLATESSSS!!! this should've been my first reason why i loved my trip to melbourne. but yeah, i was too excited talking about the transportation system. blame my dorkiness.

we went to the hypermarket, Cole's; which has an AWESOME collection of chocolates. i am sooo regretting the fact i didnt buy the M&M's bucket T_T
this is what i bought from our trip to Cole's :) the caramello nibbles are to DIE FOR. i can eat those like eating rice. nasib baik aku duduk malaysia. kalau duduk OSTROLIA, mau tak gemok badan.

and i seemed to be having a thing for chocolate drinks because each time we stopped by for drinks. or makan, i'd order either a hot chocolate or an ice chocolate.
SEE...BANYAK KANNNNN...BESTTTT....these are only a few of the many drinks i had. no wonder i gained weight when i came back :S
and they've got quite a lot of gourmet chocolate shops/cafe. which i heart!! they even have LINDT cafe. sadly. by the time we got there, i was flat broke so no lindt's ice chocolate :( takpelah. malaysia got godiva's chocolixir :D
Coco Black. this is apparently a very famous gourmet chocolate place. tapi time pegi dah tutup.
but i did go to Cokolait :)
and the chocolate drink was to DIE for :)

SIGH. im missing melbourne already. after going on a chocolate binge, somehow im not craving for it anymore now that im back in malaysia.UH OH. WHAT IS WRONG WITH MEEEE 

things i love about melbourne #1

#1: their efficient public transportation system

you can get anywhere by using the public transport. ANYWHERE. even the zoo. they have a tram that goes straight to the entrance of the zoo. HOW COOL IS THAT? and they are so efficient that even a 3 minutes delay was announced by the station. kalau kat sini, setengah jam pun tak sure depa announce ke tak akan delay. and me, being a fan of public transport, is of course ecstatic by this fact. their system sticks to the schedule given, and their network basically covers the whole of melbourne city area. 10 points for that!

Kuhaz has this small card of train schedule that departs from south geelong to melbourne central/southern cross station; this train system, which is similar to our KTMB (although the efficiency of the system is not the same) was always on time, making it easier for us to plan the day ahead. we could plan effortlessly what time we should push off from her house to the station which was only a 10 minutes or less walk. and most importantly, we get to plan the time we'd like to arrive at the airport when i needed to catch the plane back to KL.

getting around the melbourne city centre, we opted for trams. which comes within an interval of 3 minutes. these trams has one of the most comprehensive network ever, well, i dont actually know the whole area it covers, but Kuhaz does, and i gladly followed her. (kalau nak suh pegi lagi sekali and nak suh aku tunjuk mane nak naik, HARAM TAK TAU). but yeah, like i said, its extensive coverage made it easier for us to get around melbourne city centre. we even went to the zoo using the tram system.see...no need cars..very cost-efficient and environmental friendly. :)

the trams within melbourne city centre. CUTE KANN
the intra-city trains at the southern cross station (a.k.a melbourne central station)

Friday, November 05, 2010


tomorrow morning im jetting back to KL. after 6 days braving the cold weather of geelong and melbourne with Kuhaz, i am missing KL, my family, and faliq and the foooooddddd. even work. i couldnt stop thinking about my WORK. when i should be holidaying. HAHAH. even when i was out shopping with kuhaz, she noticed that i kept browsing through working clothes, and working shoes. WHATTTTT.

im definitely going to miss melbourne. the ideal city one would want to live in (in another entry, ill write why); but it's too bloody expensive! hahahaha. these are the times when i wished i had a credit card, swipe everything, and worry about the hutang later (OI! NOT GOOD! WHAT SORT OF ADVICE ARE YOU GIVING OUT TO PEOPLE READING THIS BLOG?)

i had the ultimate touristy experience, with the best tour guide (KUHAZZZZZ) and went to everything a tourist could ask for when one goes to melbourne :) had the best chocolate indulgences a chocolate lover could ask for, and had the best public-transport user experience one could ask for :) *the public transport is one of the best i have ever taken, aside from Japan :)

definitely going to miss this place (especially the number of awesome chocolate drinks i had here)

taken by Kuhaz at Fed Square looking extra sloppy with thick coats while the mat salleh at the back was just in his t-shirt. blame my asian skins, im not built for cold weather :S

Monday, November 01, 2010


  • on the way to the airport: late. stopped by at MCD for dinner. take away of course. and the fact that ayah drove 80 km per hour only doesnt HELP at ALL. "ayah, tak leh bawak cepat sikit?"; " no wonder selalu sampai KL from JB cepat! ni mesti bawak macam pelesit!". ok fine. duduk di belakang diamkan diri and wished that we will reach the airport on time. 
  • upon arrival: QUEUE PANJANG GILERRRRR.and turns out my bag was only 10 kg, menyesal beli baggage allowance -_-"
  • naik plane: tido dengan cara paling tak friendly untuk keselesaan badan, and ended up with back pains and cramps. owh, and it was BLOODY cold. and the fact that i wore a skirt didnt help. AT ALL.
  • Upon arrival at Melbourne airport:after 7 hours of flight the pilot announced that the temperature was 11 degrees. WHATTTTT. aku ingat dah nak summer, I AM IN SUCH DEEP SHIT BECAUSE MY CLOTHES ARE NOT COLD-PROOF. greeted by friendly airport and immigration staff. no rottweilers sniffing at my crotch or whatevs that en bad has been telling me because i was wearing a tudung. greeted by Kuhaz and had breakfast at subway. SAME JE dgn malaysia nye, HAHAHA. but i was already excited to see australia, and listening to them speak has already made me a bit giddy, over the fact that im not in malaysia anymore, and even if i speak malay they wont even know what the hell im merepeking about. HAHAHA.
im still thinking about work. dammit. im still thinking about the upcoming second interview. dammit. but i really need to forget about all these and just have a good time while im here. more posts soon. OBVIOUSLY. wont let you get away without listening to me yapping about my "awesome" trip. this is my blog. i bloody well will post anything i want to.HAHAHA. ARROGANT SIAL. it's 11.40 pm (its a 3 hours difference dgn malaysia) and i need to sleep now. tomorrow we're going shopping because there's going to be a sidewalk sales sebab melbourne cup starts tomorrow; so probably geelong is having the sale to attract people to spend time in geelong instead?HAHAHHA. bengong je theory ni. more later!