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Tuesday, March 08, 2005


Getting a little sentimental...hahaha....anyway, this is a bit on LOVE...meaningful:)

When you think of your past love, you may view it as a failure.
But when you find a new love, you view the past as a teacher.

In the game of love, it doesn't really matter who won or who lost.
What is important is you know when to hold on and when to let go!
You know you really love someone when you want him or her to be happy, even if their happiness means that you're not part of it.
Everything happens for the best.If the person you love doesn't love you back,don't be afraid to love someone else again, for you'll never know unless you give it a try. You'll never love a person you love unless you risk for love.
Loves strikes in hurting. If you don't get hurt,you don't learn how to love. Love doesn't hurt all the time. Though the hurting is stil there to test you, to help you grow.

Don't find love, let love find you.That's why it's called falling in love because you don't force yourself to fall. You just fall.
You cannot finish a book without closing it's chapters. If you want to go on, then you have to leave the past as you turn the pages.
Love is not destroyed by a single failure or won bya single caress. It is a lifetime venture in which we are always learning, discovering and growing.
The greatest irony of love is letting go when you need to hold on and holding on when you need to let go.We lose someone we love only when we are destined to find someone else who can love us even more than we can love ourselves.
On falling out of love, take some time to heal and then get back on the horse.
But don't ever make the same mistake of riding the same one that threw you thef irst time.
To love is to risk rejection, to live is to risk dying,to hope is to risk failure. But risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is risk nothing!To reach for another is to risk involvement, to expose your feelings is to expose true self, to love is to risk not to be loved in return.
How to define love: fall but not stumble, be constant but not too persistent, share and never be unfair, understandand try not to demand, hurt but never keep the pain.
Love is like a knife. It can stab the heart or it cancarve wonderful images into the soul that alwayslast for a lifetime.
Love is supposed to be the most wonderful feeling. It should inspire you and give you joy and strength.But sometimes the things that give you joy can also hurt you in the end.
Loving people means giving them the freedom who they choose to be and where they choose tobe.
Loving someone means giving him the freedom to find his way, whether it leads towards you or away from you.
Love is a painful risk to take but the risk must be taken no matter how scary or painful, for only then you'll experience the fullness of humanity and that is love.
Only love can hurt your heart, fill you with desire and tear you apart. Only love can make you cry and only love knows why. If you're not ready to cry,if you're not ready to take the risk, if you're not ready to feel the pain, then you're not ready to fallin love.
There was a time in our lives when we became afraid to fall in love coz every time we do,we get hurt, then i figured that's why it's called falling in love.Whatever happens, don't give up! It is just a trial.
After all God will not give you trial that you can't tackle.
Have faith in yourself and cheer up.
When you decide to love, allow it to grow.When you promise to love, refuse it to die!

How About the Guys?

Hahaha....a friend of mine posted this...and he disagreed with it himself...but anyway,it was kinda funny...so have fun reading it;)

When a GUY is quiet, he is trying to act cool.
When a GUY is not arguing, He has half a mind to punch u .
When a GUY looks at u with eyes full of questions, He is trying to make u think that he has lots of questions that needs answering so that u pity him and let your guard down .
When a GUY answers "Im fine" after a few seconds, he thinks your annoying .
When a GUY stares at you, All his fantasies flashes before him.
When a GUY lays on your chest, Wahaha ...taking advantage lah ......duh ......unless the fella sissy .
When a GUY calls you everyday, He's got too much money ..and no one else is as stupid as u to entertain him every single time .
When a GUY wants to see you everyday, He really got agenda .....maybe you are very pretty or .......ur dad's a rich and he wants a share of the money.
When a GUY sms's u everyday, he has too much money and time to waste ....and he is too chicken to talk to u straight cause cannot tell lies with a straight voice .
When a GUY says I love you, he wants something from u ...but could be he really loves u ...but ...he still wants something lah ...and it's u .
When a GUY says that he can't live without you, he is one of the worst liars in the world.
When a GUY says "I miss you", he means he misses ur sexy body .

So,guys...how true is this??hmmmm.....

Monday, March 07, 2005

Words women use....and the REAL meaning

Haha...this is a little "dictionary" for the guys....the meaning of the words women use in their speech;)

This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

If she is getting dressed, this is half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

This is the calm before the storm. This means "something," and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with 'Nothing' usually end in "Fine"

This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it.

This is not actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over

This is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

>THANKS A woman is thanking you. Do not question it or faint. Just say you're welcome.

A Lil' something about guys and gals..

Well..taking a break from food...one of my friends posted this on my bulletin board which I found to be pretty interesting...so,this is a little something about both genders for you guys to all chew on:

When a GUY is quiet, He is totally sored.
When a GIRL is quiet,Millions of things are running in her mind.

When a GUY is not arguing, He loves you lot and would rather let you scold.
When a GIRL is not arguing,She is thinking deeply.

When a GUY looks at u with eyes full of questions, He is trying really hard to understand you.
When a GIRL looks at u with eyes full of questions,She is wondering how long you will be around.

When a GUY answers "I'm fine" after a few seconds, He has a million things to tell you but its not the right time.
When a GIRL answers "i'm fine" after a few seconds,She is not at all fine.

When a GUY stares at you, He is thinking just how lucky is he to have you.
When a GIRL stares at you,She is wondering why you are lying.

When a GUY lays on your chest, Erm, well go figure out yourself.
When a GIRL lays on your chest,She is wishing for you to be hers forever.

When a GUY calls you everyday, He wants to make sure you're ok.
When a GIRL calls you everyday,She is seeking for your attention.

When a GUY wants to see you everyday, He wants to show how much he loves you.
When a GIRL wants to see you everyday,She wants to be pampered.

When a GIRL sms to u everyday,She wants you to reply at least once.
When a GUY sms to u everyday, He is reminding you how much he loves you.

When a GUY says I love you, Depends in the occasion.
When a GIRL says I love you,She means it.

When a GUY says that he can't livewithout you, He is DESPERATE
When a GIRL says that she can't live without you,She has made up her mind that you are her future.

When a GUY says "I miss you", Hes secretly telling you're beautiful.
When a GIRL says "i miss you",No one in this world can miss you more than that

Ma Lai Gou

Yeah...as the name above says it...in Cantonese that is...in English, the literal translation is basically Malay Kueh.Upon hearing the name, one may immediately concoct the connection between the Malays and the kueh....thinking this is the origin of the kueh.However, sadly, this is not the case...although named as Malay kueh..you'd be surprised to learn that this kueh is a popular rendition in Hong Kong, where it came from and not from Malaysia...how it gets its name....don't ask me...but there was a theory that they relate the colour of the kueh to the race...no form of discrimination here....please do not be offended...I did not name the kueh:)
It is something like the fluffy rice cake the other time....only it is more fragrant..I think there's more eggs in its making....and also, it is often ordered as side-dish during dim sum hours in the restaurants in Hong Kong. It's also getting fairly popular here in Malaysia....and it's not only sold in dim sum restaurants, but also at stalls selling kuehs...coincidentally, mum bought this from a stall like this at the market:D

The side view of the kueh.....looks nice,doesn't it?:)


Yeah...I've been posting so much today...hehehe....probably becoz I wanted to share with you guys on the pictures I've taken..over the weekend and also some over the past week....besides, I'm blogging as well as doing my reports...so not exactly taking that much of a time....multitasking,yeah!;)
This pics are actually of kueh...a traditional kueh,"ang koo"...not sure of its English name...but for my own understanding, I'd call it the red glutinous rice cake.....below is the green version...it's actually pandan....and fresh from the market..courtesy of mom's purchase:)
**Oh ya...please forgive me for the blurry image below....bad picture:(

The green version of "ang koo"...or called the "cheh koo" in Hokkien which literally means green tortoise...haha....I dunno the exact name for it....but it's a traditional kueh and the outer part is made of glutinous rice...and it is usually filled with green bean paste...kinda sticky type of kueh but definitely a legacy among the kueh....most of the kids have tried it before....grew up with this kueh...for kids of my time and also our grandparents' time.Not too sure about kids these days....hehehe....guess they know more about pizzas and pancakes and burgers+fries than these traditional kueh

Sunday, March 06, 2005

"Pou-pou Gou Sing"

"Pu pu Gao Sh'ng"(in Mandarin) which literally means advancing towards a better future....that's the reason or deep meaning behind the nian gao(aka the glutinuous rice cakes) and also why it is regarded as auspicious and a must have for all families during CNY. It used to be available only during the festive season....but I think nowadays, one can easily find it in supermarkets and stores....only difference is, it comes in abundance and more attractive packages during the festive occasion.
There is also the story of the origin of this rice cakes.....as the story goes,which was told by my grandma...in each house, there's a Kitchen God who guards over the kitchen. Each year, the Kitchen Gods will have to travel to Heaven and give a yearly report to the Jade Emperor before passing on his task to the new Kitchen God. Therefore, the household residents, to ensure that their Kitchen God provide a good report to the Jade Emperor on their household condition, will prepare these glutinuous rice-cakes, and made them as sticky as possible and offer them to the Kitchen God for consumption, hoping that the sticky stuff will sort of seal his mouth after consuming it...since it is so sticky. That's what I remember from the story told....I have heard of other tales related to its origin as well.....maybe I will share them when I recall.
Anyway,whatever it may be, this auspicious has never fail to make its way to everyone's household or mouth everytime the festive occasion is around.....everyone loves it!Hehehe....Mum decided to consume it while it is fresh and since she has had the deep-fried nian gao the other day,she wants to consume it the simple way...to steam it and then coat it with coconut sultry.....
The following pics depict the snapshots of the process of preparing them...

4 pretty and auspicious glutinuous rice-cakes...or "nian-gao"....sitting on the plates...before they are to be consumed:D

Local fruits galore....

This weekend, mum bought some local fruits....coz they were quite abundant and fresh in the market...furthermore,it is good to consume more fruits in this hot weather for the purpose of water retention in the body. At the same time,do remember to drink plenty of water....somehow,it's a lot hotter here back home than when I was in my campus....I still feel so thirsty and dehydrated despite the amount of water which gushed down my throat.
Back to the fruits issue.....the following are the fruits which were purchased....all local fruits;) Supporting local Malaysian fruits....ain't that patriotic:P Besides,I came across an article...in the papers, I think, which talked about fruits and highlighted the issue that our local fruits are far more nutritious than imported fruits...in fact, most of our very own crops boasts of higher content of vitamins than foreign fruits. Such was the statement....since more and more people actually prefer imported fruits such as kiwi,grapes,pears,etc to cheap and good ol' bananas, papayas, watermelons, mangosteens...which are actually more cost-effective and diet-effective.
Well,isn't that something we should all ponder upon,folks?;)
Now,these are the fruits for your eyes only...LOL:P

Local fruits......first in line to be introduced is the good ol' starfruit(buah belimbing). Mum bought this fresh from the market....according to the seller,these are fresh and also best consumed as soon as possible due to the hot weather. Definitely a nutritious fruit as well...renowned for its nutrients in Vitamin C...its juice is also tasty as well;)

The starry shapes of good ol' starfruits....haha....mum says that we should cut it this way....so that we'll know that we are actually eating starfruit...LOL:P

Of flowers,plants and pot...

Despite my busy schedule,I took advantage of those little free time-out seconds to snap some pictures of plants and to post them on my blogs....not much pictures though....as I've mentioned..it was just a short "time-out":p
Anyway, the sun was also kinda blazing hot at that time...and thus it was kinda hard for me to focus...I can't stand the sunlight...:P I tried to capture some of those which are located in the shady areas...and as for some of those which are under the sun...well,maybe next time....however, I also noticed some of the plants which are exposed to the sun, looks kinda "photogenic" when captured...hmmmm...visual effects definitely add a tad of highlight to the pics,don't you think so?
The following are the pics that I've captured...not much....and I'm also not too sure of their actual names...will try to look them up after my busy schedule...hehe..for the time being,I will name them according to my very own naming standards..so do bear with me ya;)
Now, let's showcase some of my "plant models".......ready to catwalk..LOL....contestant No.1:-

So ,here, this is the baby version of the "prosperity flower"("fu gui hua")

Looks like some kinda spidey to me....well,let's just call it the "spider plant" until I get the actual and accurate scientific name;)

A type of Japanese fern..I think...which we got from a friend:)

Reports,reports and reports

Hey...back again for more musings:p Been busy...and STILL busy...but I do miss crapping on my blog and so,I need a space to say something before I totally burst my head off....staring at projects and paper reports everyday(although now we do technical reports...technically:P)
Yeah..was at home and actually took some time to relax a little amidst the busy schedule and actually took pictures of stuffs around...plants,flowers and yeah...FOOD too:D
As time would permit,I've actually less than a month to the end of my university years and then will be officially taking the plunge into the workforce. That's why you can see the hectic lifestyle I'm leading right now....no time for TV,etc...*sob *sob:(( But yet,I have time for taking pics and crapping here....haha...well,I need some time off anyway and writing plus photography are my interests...and blogging is indeed fun;)
Currently rushing myself to wits' end with 3 major reports which will be due in less than a weeks' time and also an individual assignment which, I've programmed the whole thing and yet,the system runs only the initial part....arrrghhhh..so frustrating...and I've to halt the whole assignment for ONLY this part which I still have to debug....oh no,please save me!!!I pray it will work pretty soon because my schedule is killing me already:(( In fact, I've to keep track of lots more deadlines and also meetings with my groupmates and also my FYP supervisor...all within this week...isn't that enough to kill someone??:(
Definitely not that "up" and cheery this week....hehehe....but nevertheless, I'll do my very best and leave everything to God...after all,nothing is impossible,right?;)