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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Consolidating my blogs - please update your bookmarks

"You have too many blogs, I have lost track!"
This is the comment that I have been getting from everyone and anyone I know.

I often laughed and chuckled as it was just typical of me; being the indecisive and also with my multiple interests and constant need for multitasking, I ended up creating blogs for almost everything and anything I wanted to write about.

This blog, Angelstar Blog Haven marks the start of my blogging journey, and was what inspired me to write in the first place.
It was the ONLY blog back then, where I wrote about everything in this single blog.
It remains my main domain to this day, and I am still really proud of her.

The blog then slowly expanded to a new food blog, which I created to capture all my eating adventures; me being that picky person who is very particular with what she eats.
It's really not a great thing to show off; being someone who is so selective when there are so many out there living in starvation.
I will try to change my habits, it will take time, I have my allergies and dislikes. I am still human, after all.

The food blog began my expedition of capturing interesting food, which I eat or don't eat, and all those banquets and gatherings with family and friends, and no meal is left out of my camera's radar, and no one will touch the food served on the table before I take a snapshot.
Ahhhh, the power of my food blog on my close and loved ones =)
yumyumbites.blogspot.com aka Food Diary of a Pickyeater remains one of everyone's favorite blog to check out what I have been feeding myself.

Feeling rather personal, I have also gone into creating a little diary for myself, the name of the blog stemming from this special and unique acronym my darling created for me when we first met and how he would always tease me with it before we embarked on our magical and lovely journey.
That was the birth of my DPCS Princess Diary blog.

I loved travel, and it did not take me long to realize that I would want to capture all my travel tales into a blog; somewhat like a scrapbook or something like that and therefore, I created a few travel blogs before finally settling on Christy's Traveblogue

The list of blogs further expanded; and I launched into a rather crazy mode by creating blogs for my movie/tv reviews (Movie Bugz)
I had a loud voice and opinion on feminism; and therefore, I started my Voices of Eve

The list goes on, and I even have a blog dedicated to my favorite books; reviewing all the books I have read and want to read.
Thus the birth of From Angelstar's Shelves

Another interesting blog of mine is the Starry Starry Night which carries all the tales, myths, superstitions which I enjoyed sharing from my ancestors and elders; or from books I have read or even hearsay!
This may sound like a spooky blog but it was actually a very educational and most satisfying blog I have, giving me a whole new perspective of all the unexplainable things happening around us.

I have another blog on my strong opinions and beliefs; My Thoughts and My Words
and my last and most recent girly blog.

Anyway, all the blogs above have come to a certain maturity and timeline and recently, in my sane frame of mind, I will be consolidating most of my blogs and streamlining them to a few blogs only which you can start to bookmark to check on the specific stuffs:

(Comprehensive and consolidated list for easy access, I promise)

1. NEW MAIN Portal; Christy's Life Journal (replacing Angelstar Blog Haven, DPCS Princess Diary, My Thoughts and Words)

2. My Food Diary

3. My Travel Blog

4. My Movie Blog

5. All things supernatural and mythical; Starry Starry Night

The above 5 are the main blogs to bookmark in your browser from now on; as I will be spending time on them.
You can access most of the other blogs from the main portal, but these will be the five main blogs from now on =)

Stay tune for more updates.....


My mind have been filled with thoughts recently; and I see flashbacks of my life and also my views of my upcoming future.
It was a crazy journey, with flashes of the happy and sad memories all running side by side like it was on a roll of film slowly exposing itself.

I smiled, laughed, cried and even pondered at some of these memories and asked myself question after question, whether it was all just so surreal.
I find myself looking at my own life which was like a huge atlas spread out before me, with marks all around and the gray areas left unexplored, and I felt overwhelmed at how things have affected me in every little way.

Surrounded by all the memories and my own life, I looked at in comparison to the big wide world out there and a sudden realization dawned upon me, I was such a small person living in a big big world out there and what I had journeyed so far, sadly seemed insignificant compared to the big globe out there.

I felt so tiny in comparison to the huge world and the things that I could do, or reach out to and I felt ashamed at the same time that I had simply not done enough to contribute to the world out there.

I am just but one person, it's true, but one hand which reached out is more than millions of hands which shrank back and I feel that I could have done something.

Perhaps it is maturity, or the recent events and happenings around the world which triggered my awakening, but I believe it was meant to be.

It was a calling from God, it was something that I should have done long ago, and I am sorting all this through, and I do want to make a change.
I want to be someone who is not just part of the audience, but to be someone who makes things happen.

I want to be there to help to make the world a better place to live in, and it does start from me.

I have been blessed with the fortune of having a good life, surrounded by loving parents and family and friends, who provided for me and made sure that I was not short of love and attention during my childhood.
Perhaps it was this that made me content with my life, and probably the reason why I take things for granted sometimes.

I whine for little things that don't go my way, or when I don't have the best of the situation.
Little did I know that I was just being silly, and spoilt amidst all the other unfortunate things in the world.

I am thankful for being one of the lucky ones, thanks to the Lord Almighty, and I am grateful for HIS ways in me.

I am thankful for the times HE reminded me of how lucky I was, and for constantly waking me up to the harsh realities of life.

It may be a long journey I know, and I am ready for it, because I realized how much I have to do.

I am thankful that I am aware of the world around me and how I could be a part of it, to make it a better place to live in....

It is this journey called LIFE....

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I am BACK, and it's Sunday again....loads of updates and photos and I am updating my blogs in the meantime.

It's been a great and refreshing break, although I had some unpleasant allergies but that dispersed soon enough.

I am glad to be back too.....can't wait to work on ALL my blogs...stay tune and hope everyone had a great holiday too =D

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Vacation mood and annual leave

I am finally on annual leave today; and I am looking forward to my short little vacation soon!

I will be away for a week from blogging (I'll try to blog whenever/wherever possible! ;)

Till then, wishing all of you (if you are Muslim) a blessed and joyful Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration and to all, Happy Malaysia Day =)

It's Happy HOLIDAYS to me!~

Monday, September 06, 2010

It's Fall here and Spring there

I remembered I used to mention that we do have four seasons here as well; although we have this tropical summer season all year long.
(Actually that seemed like all year long summer since the sun is always there)

Anyway, recently as we are entering into the second half of the year, it has been raining cats and dogs and the winds are just so strong and breezy, sending chills everywhere.
It is the fall season, it is getting cold; with the winds and the clouds.

When the final quarter (year end) arrives, it will be all rain and dark skies again, hence ladies and gentlemen, that's our winter season.

I am starting to feel really cold these days, it makes me feel that I wanna don a trench coat with booties, ooooh, and not forgetting a woollen hat!

It is also interesting that how in certain places we have cold weather, or about to enter the cold weather in others, they have gotten rid of the cold and are entering the beautiful colors of spring.

Isn't the world a beautiful place, and all praises go to the Lord Almighty who Created all this =)

Counting Books

What do you do when you can't sleep?
Usually people tell us to count sheep, drink milk, or meditate before going to sleep to make it easier.

Vigorous exercise is also recommended, and watching tv or reading before you go to sleep is definitely discouraged.

I tried counting sheep, and no, it didn't work.

So, recently, I did something subconsciously when I was having trouble sleeping.

I started counting books, seriously, I have no idea where did that came from or how it started and what was I doing.

I think it was probably due to the number of books that I really wanted to read or get, and maybe I felt I haven't been reading enough when there are so many books in the world! LOL!

I don't know, but I kind of started counting books, I don't know what books or how did I start it.

Did that work?
I don't really think so either, but it was slightly better than counting sheep...

Crazy huh?
That's what deprivation of sleep/insomnia does to you....

Counting books, indeed...


It's the holiday season again, and what more to prove it than the rowdy and hyperventilating kids appearing on every corner of the street!

The joyous festive season of Aidilfitri is here; in fact, at the end of this week.
School going children are already on their break, and us, poor working people, we are waiting for the day we get the replacement for our public holidays! =)

Everyone in my office is already going on top of their minds on how they don't feel like working anymore and how everyone is just so pumped for the holiday season.

Isn't it just lovely when the holiday season is here?

Even I am in the holiday mood now....more than anyone would have thought ;)

I am singing Boney M's Holi-holi-DAY now ~ *SMILES*

Friday, September 03, 2010

Meet me...

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This would pretty much be me, after days of not being able to sleep at night and waking up constantly

I think I pretty much resemble this near-extinct species known for their signature black rings around their eyes.


I need my sleep; it's really exhausting, not to mention frustrating not being able to sleep or get a restful sleep at night!
The neighbors' dogs were culprits too, they barked throughout the night...waking me up

Any tips to help me sleep better at night?
(Forget about warm milk, or not reading/watching tv in bed...been there done that)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

HOT and COLD on the journey back...

It is really funny how the weather changes from one to another during my journey back from KL.

It was incredibly hot; the sun was seriously doing some taxing duties by scorching the rays on earth that particular day
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Then suddenly, we were greeted with this
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Pouring cats and dogs all over the road and heavy raindrops pattering against our dashboard

Funny, I usually love the rain, but on certain conditions, and traveling/driving is definitely not one of them!

The rain lasted as fast as it came because we stepped back into sunny sunny sunshine again...
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Now, how can anyone doubt the effects of global warming anymore or the wonders of God?

My lovely weekend~

I had a great weekend back at home; a holiday weekend which I almost missed.
Yeah, how ironic, I kinda forgot about this holiday (smiles sheepishly)

I mean, how could anyone miss out a potentially long and continuous weekend like this one; starting from the Nuzul Al Quran state holiday on Friday (applicable for only a few states) and Independence Day on Tuesday, which means I only need to take a day off on Monday to make it all a long five-day break and I missed that!

I don't know how, don't ask me and if you are going to label me un-patriotic, then maybe yeah.

Thankfully I was knocked with some sense and I made it my holiday home; to visit my family and my mum who was not feeling so well.

I ended up spending quality time with loved ones and close friends which meant a lot to me and certainly cheered me up and lifted all my thoughts off my mind.

A quick recap of my long weekend; which started on Friday but I stayed back and only travelled on Saturday morning.

1. Met up with my guy best friend in 1U at Paddington and managed to capture the Hari Raya props 1U has set up in conjunction with the festive season
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I love how they have created this whole traditional rumah kampung with paddy fields and the conservative (but realistic) atmosphere of the unity of the folks in the village.
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It definitely did take a lot of effort to set this up, and it was a depiction of our Malaysian outskirts which is the pride of our nation.

2. Went for a short walk with Mum and Dad to the nearby Pasar Ramadhan (to post in my food blog shortly =)
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3. Met up with my bestie and her boyfriend on our very first Double Date!!
We had totally no idea what to do so we just ate at Paddington's (again), this time at the Curve and chatted =P
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4. Went for my dental check-up, not exactly a very pleasant one either =(

5. Unpacked and organized my room and all my clothes, bags and books

6. Watched the Merdeka day celebration on TV
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(Yeah, I captured this directly from the TV, it's fun!)

7. Finished reading my current novel
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8. Visited my uncle and aunt and had a lovely afternoon chatting with them, while enjoying Aunt's homemade Konnyaku jelly (which I totally forgot to take photos of!)
I LOVE Konnyaku jelly, they are just so cool and refreshing on a hot and sunny day.
Oh, and I met the latest family member, a cute little puppy named Max which I also forgot to take photo of! He was just so adorable =)
I enjoyed the quality chatting session; we talked about so many things and I really had fun!
Thanks Aunt for the lovely jelly, I missed them already!

That was pretty much the summary of what I did and enjoyed during this short break; slightly longer than the usual 3-day long weekend at least and then, it's back to work and reality!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Where is this leading to?

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Do you go straight down to the ground with this signboard?

It's back to work again....

After a nice and long break in conjunction with Nuzul Al Quran (sorry for those who don't get to enjoy this holiday) and Independence Day, it's time to be back to work again.

Should I say Yeay?

I doubt any of us would say Yeay to the return of the mundane lifestyle we had; waking up (or not being able to wake up and dragging one's feet out of bed), driving to work, checking and replying emails/emptying inboxes of emails which never stop arriving, and then driving home and dinner and going to bed (or some may have more work to do), and sleep for a few hours and having a hard time waking up all over in the morning.

Is that anything to Yeay about?
Not unless you truly love what you are doing; which is basically damaging our own health.

Sometimes, we wonder, what we are doing, or is what we are doing worth everything we have

Think about it, while we beat the off cycle Wednesday blues....back to work!