Monday, May 26, 2014

The Dreams and Nightmares

       Weeks ago was my 22nd birthday and not to mention Mothers’ Day. As always, Mom brought me a cake and gifts just like every past years. And this time, elder sis also took part in celebrating my small birthday bash; she brought along a Cars’s balloon and Big Apple doughnuts with her plus some little presents she bought earlier.  Although Daddy didn't come, he had already handed over his presents to Mom.

As I grew up and entered university, my birthday celebration became simpler. I don’t really mind – what matters the most is actually realizing how many people appreciate my existence when they throw a little festivity and wish me Happy Birthday. My friends and the special fella even cook simple meals, bought a cake and gave me birthday gifts a day before my real birthdate so that Mom could spend more times with me on the very next day.

I’m now a 22 years old young adult!  ( ̄▽ ̄〜)   Well….It’s not really exciting about having my ages increase year by year yet I’m grateful for the fact that I’m able to keep breathing till this day. That brings me back to all those days when I experience the best moments of my life and also the awaken nightmares. I love my pasts no matter how cruel they might seemed. ‘Coz without them, I’ll never get to learn new stuffs and I might have not become myself.

To me, life is originally black and white; it depends on us to paint it differently, or else it will just be a mixture of grey. Thank you everyone for all of your contribution in the process of filling the colours onto my canvas. I’m sure the final view of my life’s painting would appear absolutely incredible as I hope it will be. Thank you again~!  \(T∇T)/*:・゚✧

P/S: I'd like to share some photos from my birthday but I don't have I took photos of the cakes and gifts you are (^__^)/

Patrick Star, Gaara key-chain and Cars
balloon from elder sis 

Ciel's figurine nendoroid set from my man

Healthy snacks, bathroom scale from Mom and Dad

Little Brazilian tortoises from Sis and Mom

This turtle's tank was not included, I bought it myself

Chocolate latte cake from my man + friends

Cheese vanilla cake from Mom - it's super yummy!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Nicknames for . . . ?


      There are some sorts of people who might have the tendency of doing something weird . For me and the other two Lailas ; which are Mom & elder sis , we are really affectionate to naming our favorite objects (including animals but animals are obviously not an object & usually have names anyway) especially our cars . Well , for me it’s not just my car but I also named all of my favorite Kuma Kuma toy series that I collected since I was a kid , and I named my dolls , my mobile phones , laptops and anything that I thought ; “it would be very nice if they have a name” .

You see , most of the times I like to treat my beloved things as my pets ; a non-living one . Perhaps this kind of behavior comes from my mom . She has a very deep feeling to each one of her cars , and sometimes ; home and plants . She talks to her cars like they’re her cats and cries a lot when she have to sell one or trade in it with the other new car . It does sound funny , and it is super hilarious in reality but it’s one of the cutest facts about my mom .

I don’t know much about the first two cars Mom bought because I was too little to remember or even care about those pint-sized things . When I was in primary school , I met mom’s third car – I think; a pitch black Proton (I can’t really summon up if it’s Saga or any other Proton’s products but I do recall it was a box-like car) after she trade in her maroon Perodua Kancil – and she cried so hard like a heavy rain with thunderstorm as she had to leave the petite car . Mom called it ‘Hitam’ which means ‘black’ in Malay .

After I went to further my study in diploma , Mom made a surprise by showing her new car – when she came to give me a visit , a white Proton Saga which was quite famous throughout that year . It was more round-in-shape . Mom called it ‘Putih’ (white) , but then we decided to call it Shiro ; which also means white but in Japanese , and of course it is the name of Shin Chan’s puppy .

Shiro stayed with us for 3 or 4 years I think but then after a few unexpected occurrences ; Mom sold it to her sister and she brought home a dark green Honda City . It is a classic one but still in a good condition . Well not fully ; there are some problems we had to fix . For this ancient beauty , Mom decided to call it Adudu .

For your information , Adudu is a fictional character from the famous Malaysian cartoon ; Boboiboy . He is the main antagonist and he is green . Yes , you heard right . He is a green alien . I don’t know much about the character or the cartoon itself – as I’m not that interested to watch it anyway . . . but once again , Mom is weird and she loves the show . She watches the local animation together with my little cousins and sometimes by herself .

Mom’s already 48 years old this year . Despite how she looks and what age she’s getting into ; she will always acts like a funny innocent youngster . Her cheerful faces occasionally make us forget that she’s a cancer patient . Plus , her childish behavior did affects us ; her daughters . We became playful too but only when we’re with her and particular groups of people .

These behaviors of naming object , watching cartoons , talking to things, etc. ; they are a collection of good memories that Mom leaves for us to be remembered . It is undeniable that we grew up differently from some other kids but we have what they might not own . When I was a kid, I cursed myself for the dissimilarities of  my life compared to my friends . Now I can’t feel grateful enough. If The Almighty didn't write my whole story in this way ; I wouldn't be me . I would never see how a woman could be stronger than anyone’s expectation in a female race . Mom showed the magic tricks to me . God opened my eyes for me to see it clearly , in a method that only I could understand .

P/S: Happy belated birthday, Mom. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Little Siblings For Sale !

Cute little brother / sister for sale ! So damn cute ! 

This one's my favorite

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Cute And Funny Baby gifs

Not much to say , just enjoy these cute animated pictures of little babies ! (^_^)/

When puddle turned into ice

Dragon fighter!

Fatal sneeze

A fun way to play with your little brother/sister


Baby hates kisses

Balancing baby

Don't take away my precious kitten!

This is mine! No! It's mine!

The Horror of MSG ~

Ajinomoto .  It is a very well-known name in our society. Ajinomoto is a food flavour enhancer’s brand found in almost all retail stores and supermarkets, including the 7 Eleven.

Although Opah and all my female relatives (the family’s Chefs) are always adopting the hereditary of using Ajinomoto in their cooking, me and Mom on the other hand; forbid ourselves from mixing the ‘poison’ into our foods. Our cuisine is absolutely original in term of its taste no matter how good or bad it is . Mom really concerns about our health, not to mention she is still in the treatment of fighting cancer; she doesn’t want us to get caught by the same disease.

There was my little cousin ( who also being taught to add Ajinomoto into the ingredient lists since she was a child ) felt initially weird when I refused to use the white powder each time I did the cooking activities - but there are times when I get confused and mistakenly took Ajinomoto jar which I thought was the  fine salt! The teeny-tiny girl once proposed these questions to me, "Is Ajinomoto harmful for us? If it is; what are the dangers anyway? " . Due to the absence of the Internet in Mom’s hometown to be Googled, I had to do the job of explaining the threats of Ajinomoto to her .

Ajinomoto or Mono Sodium Gulamate (MSG ) is often considered important by the same level as onion , pepper and salt anddd also; it is believed to be the main element of establishing a perfect cuisine by most Malaysian housewives . There are numerous scientific studies conducted by experts around the world referring to the fact that MSG has a great negative impact on human health. Did you know that the use of MSG has been criticized by the National Cancer Association of Japan, the birthplace of Ajinomoto itself?

October 25, 1983; a study was conducted on 84 rats; which were given two types of MSG. After 16 months , the results showed that those rats had suffered the signs of tumours in the lung , small and large intestine, underneath the skin , stomach and brain . It went the same with the University of Washington’s result in their research in early 1968, indicated that MSG able to affect the brain and nerves.

This fact is proven again by itself as in the same year , a disease called " Chinese Restaurant Syndrome " appeared. It was discovered by Dr . RHM Kwok from USA who perform a research on the customers of a Chinese food restaurant; they were experiencing numbness in the neck , all the way down to the arm and then their back. They also suffering from weaken body parts and coronary pulses which happened every 15 to 20 minutes . All these symptoms were being experienced by them after having a Chinese meal , and the cause is due to the overused of MSG. This study was supported by the Dr . Baker and Allen from Royal North Shore Hospital , Sydney , when their two patients were being  attacked by a chronic asthma for 12 hours after enjoying Chinese cuisine .

Then again, the MSG is also involving itself into the life of little children . The widely-use in snacks and baby foods has exposed the kids to danger . According to Dr . Olney, subtle attack of the MSG against a normal infant’s brain may not be detected , but it still has adverse effects on the baby after he/she reached maturity. Additionally, these effects also hinder the ability of the kids to receive information through education.

Researches that have been conducted by the Consumers Association of Penang ( at last, the Malaysian representative finally appeared on the lists of these studies) on 100 families who were being found ( 73 of them ) have been using MSG in their daily meal , while 19 of the 21 families gave MSG to their children under 6 years of age . This shows that our society as a whole has been using MSG in their lifetime. Don’t forget to include those who run the restaurant and stall , as well as canned and junk foods , including Maggi which undeniably became a regular menu for university students like me . That means, without even realizing it , our society is actually very vulnerable to the dangers of MSG.

It is better for us to avoid the use of MSG in preparing our foods , and replace it with natural seasonings . Housewives and restaurant owners should not have to worry about the quality of the taste , as there are different kinds of herbs and spices  that can covered it up and not harmful at all . You do realized that the TV stations never aired cooking shows with their chefs adding MSG in their recipes , right?

Friday, February 28, 2014

Bad subs, they’re everywhere….

*sigh ~ *

It’s quite some times since I last bought anime DVDs. Well, the costs of living become higher and higher each days and if I wanna stay alive I had to refrain myself from buying any DVDs. The last few DVDs I bought was 2 years ago, I guess. But I only got to watch them a few months after the purchase as I was getting stuck in my student life’s schedule. 

My subtitles choice is of course English. I don’t understand Mandarin and the Malay subs are always disappointing. It’s not about the language but those who did the subs in that language. 

Behold ; the ultimate FAIL compilations of Malay subs in Cuticle Detective Inaba anime. You got to see it to believe it.

From the very first scenes

Visiting Inaba's office

It's 'rock salt' not 'rock'

Is the police becoming a thief?


'work' gives a lot of meanings....

I don't know what to say anymore...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

"New Parents + Facebook" Phenomenon

This one is entirely not mine , I'm just sharing it with you . It came from the site , you can logged on to the site for more interesting stuff and information. Have an enjoyable reading time ~ !

Why do parents have to share EVERYTHING their children do on Facebook?

By Carrie Dunn

As my friends have started to settle down and have children , I have noticed that people simply don't understand basic good manners .

Well , when I say "people" , I mean "parents" .

I would argue , based on my own experience, that once people become parents , they lose all the knowledge of online etiquette they once had . The popular American website STFUParents ( short for Shut the . . . yes , well ) has daily updates from Facebook walls in which parents make inappropriate comments and share too much information , particularly about their child's bowel movements .

You needn't feel superior , though , and think this is a purely American phenomenon . It happens all the time in the UK as well .

My friend Helen, eight months pregnant , noted that she was tired after a busy day at work - one of her parent friends gleefully commented that she should get used to being tired because once the baby arrives she'll never get a good night's sleep again .

Then my friend Georgina , mum to a four-month-old , posted her little boy's weight at his latest health check - one of her parent friends immediately wanted to know what on earth she was feeding him because clearly he was too heavy .

These impolite commenters are the sorts of parents who post pictures of their precious child's "nappy explosions" ( why would you want to memorialise these incidents on the internet ? Wouldn't it be better for all of you just to clear it up and forget about it very quickly ? ) , and catalogue all the minutiae of their darling baby's day .

Here's a newsflash . Babies are really quite dull. If something of genuine interest happens – something properly funny , or entertaining, or unusual – by all means , put it as your status . However , please be warned. Your baby gurgling , your baby shuffling around the floor , your baby sleeping , your baby eating food – this is NOT INTERESTING to anyone except you and your immediate family . As for me and the other 300 of your Facebook friends , we're yawning with the tedium of it all and considering blocking you from our news feeds .

Before you tell me I'm a child-hating killjoy , let me refer you to my friend Julia . "I've got a friend whose children I know better than my own nieces and nephews thanks to her incessant updates , including videos of them DOING NOTHING ," she rages . "Everything they say is apparently hilarious . I have a few friends whose updates make me silently scream , 'I don't care !' but she is one of the worst . Your children had their jabs , did they? I DON'T GIVE A FLYING ONE !"

My friend Chris is bored by one of his Facebook friends , who's newly pregnant and keeping everyone updated with every minute of it . "She's been telling us the exact date she finds out the sex of her baby , posting updates and counting down," he snarls ." And then , at the end of the countdown, she posted this : 'Sorry , guys , baby was a wriggler and keeping legs firmly crossed . Couldn't get a clear view so having another scan tomorrow at 10.30am . Keep fingers crossed !'"

What Chris's friend has failed to realise is that though we like you and are happy that you are realising your dream of parenthood and wish for nothing but health and happiness for your new baby , you are the only one who is really excited about all the details of your child's day , in utero and post-birth . The rest of us will just react with an "Oh, that's lovely !" because it's what politeness dictates - not because we hate children , but because it's just not that enthralling if you're not personally closely involved .

However , what I hate more than reading about your child's projectile vomiting is when you comment on photos of me with my nephew or my friends' babies and tell me it "suits" me , or it'll be my "turn" next .

Do I comment on photos of your child and tell you it won't be long until you can get back to work , or that it's a shame you had to sacrifice your career in favour of bringing up your baby ? No , I don't, it would be terribly thoughtless and rude . So why does being a parent give you carte blanche to do that in reverse ?

Is this the classic "mummy brain" kicking into action , where parents' minds shrink and all they can think about is their baby , no matter how out-of-place their comments ? Is this why parents decide to replace their Facebook profile pictures of themselves with pictures of their child ?

Here's a thought for you , infant-obsessed parents . Your Facebook is YOUR Facebook . We're friends with you there because we like you . Yes , your child is a big part of your life – but not your whole life . Keep your face as your profile picture , and post about things that you've done and thought and seen , not just the amazing occurrence of your child having a runny nose .

If those rules don't work for you , perhaps you need to take a 10-year hiatus from the internet and go back to social networking once your genius child can properly supervise you . 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Legend of Agus Salim

I’m already a 4th semester (2nd year) student and for my bachelor degree I decided to change my path from a Fine Art graduate to a Graphic Design undergraduate . 

And there’s a time when I had to redesign an uninteresting aka dull-designed magazine or book ; turning it into an appropriately nice reading material . So I chose a book , and most of my friends chose to do magazine instead of books coz books are boring to them , I think . Well , you must know most Art students aren’t really bonding to reading stuffs .

I remade the cover and a few pages of the book just like everybody else and I picked a biography book of the late Agus Salim . A Malaysian writer and poet , the book was written by his beloved wife , Mahaya Yasin . The whole story is beautiful ; it is really unfortunate that the layouts didn’t work very well to attract readers .

Agus Salim

Mahaya is a friend of my mom and I just called her Aunty Mahaya ( Yeah, for the non-Malaysians ; we add “ie” or “y” to the “aunt” word ) . She was quite excited when I asked her to send in her husband’s photo to my Yahoo inbox . Mom was the most thrilled person as always besides other people . I have promised a few individuals that I would put the photos of my work in this blog for them to take a look at it but I didn’t do it for the last few months ! I’m so sorry and here it is  (+_=)/


New design

 The Originals and New-Looks are side by side :

And For the final touch , here you are ; the installation based on the book that I chose :

Well then , thank you for spending your times viewing this post ~ ! Later  \ ( 0 _< ) /

Art or No Art

Phew . . . it’s been so long since the last time I logged in to post anything new .  Well hello again ~ . 

I’m gonna prevent from writing an extended essay as much as it might bored whoever happens to take a peek on this blog , anddd here we go . . . what I wanna share with you today is a common occasion in my life or even yours. When normal people usually have their younger siblings’ or cousins’ “masterpieces” in their books or sketches , I’ve got a little bit of something that’s different from them .

I present to you ; some of my mom’s greatest artworks ~ ! *applause*

The Ayam Family

A full "portrait" of me and my el' sister

Poo Family

The Gold Digger