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alive, part 2

... hey so remember I had this fever? well, I think there's no chance of it still hanging around, I musta sweated it allllll out tonight! seriously! unfortunately I did eat some nasi minyak and beef rendang, we'll see how my tummy reacts to it... my gut's been giving me some unhappy rumbles, but they seem kinda half-hearted, so there's hop that the purgearama's done too :-)

random aside: i would never have guessed my brother could actually look good in red!

Photos and more detailed update later, maybe. depending on if I get the pix and whether I want to deal with dial-up :p ... which reminds me: random aside #2: one of my fave Coffee Beans [across from PJ Hilton] has been taken over by Secret Recipe! Aaarrgghh!! Nvm, I have a date on Friday evening at a new Beanie kat Bangsar Shopping Village II :-)

Time soon to rest my aching feet... In the morning will probably meet up with some of the relatives for breakfast before they head back. After that, the family obli…

i'm alive... barely!

just a quick touch base...

1. from door-to-door, it was a journey of 37 hrs, including a 6+ hr layover at LAX. The trip itself wasn't horrendous, and all that downtime enabled me to finish off Harry Potter #7, whoohoo! I'll review that at another time.

2. less than 24 hrs after arriving, fever struck. I was over 38.5°C (101+°F), so spent most of the day battling it off.

3. the following morning (4:30am), the fever was down, but guess who started having pure liquid concentrated evil coming out of her butt? Uh-huh, purgerama... no idea if it's related to #2 or just an unfortunate confluence of events...

4. as a result of #2 & #3, I was in no shape to attend the official "akad nikah" at the mosque this morning. Am feeling much better now, although I don't dare eat anything b/c I really don't want to tax my digestive system any more than it already has been... but at least I *should* be able to mark the occasion of my brother's wedding tonight a…


Saw the movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [much better than expected, and does more justice to the book it's based on compared to most of the other movies out].

Just re-read Book #6.

Going to re-read Book #5 now.

Perhaps Book #7 will be in my hands by the time I'm done with that.

In the meantime, I'll be away from the blogosphere. [I do have to pack for my trip,,,]


fan tail my a**

So yesterday i was looking for accessories in red/white in a token attempt to fit in the color scheme of a certain wedding I'll be attending in a week's time... found a funky hair accessory Vidal Sassoon's Hair Tail which I immediately grabbed since I'm always on the lookout for things to do with my hair [I have so many hair thingies!], costing USD3, which was a total waste of money. If you see this product on sale and you are tempted by it, take it from me, don't bother. Heck, I even had Kosh play hairstylist trying to figure out how it worked (not that he's an expert of anything, and maaan that would have made for a hilarious photo!) but he couldn't figure it out either. The directions suck! The product sucks!

For some reason, I looked online to see if there was any advice/buzz on this product. Found this. Kinda funny how the winning answer just regurgitates the useless directions. Just confirms my opinion of that whole section of Yahoo.

On to othe…

new Neil Gaiman movie out soon!

Neil Gaiman. Storyteller extraordinaire. American Gods will always be one of my all-time favorite reads. Translations of his work to the screen have been rather disappointing so far, though. The tv mini-series Neverwhere was awful! And while MirrorMask was not based off of a book, and it was intriguing, it was also rather disjointed and just not catchy.

But, my ears perked up, my eyes lit up at the sight of a movie trailer I caught yesterday - STARDUST has been made into a movie, and it looked like it might just break the Gaiman screen jinx! Stardust is a delightful fairy tale - a simple easy read, but thoroughly enjoyable. I'm looking forward to catching it on the big screen.

Even better news? Gaiman's been busy with the movie business, it seems. He's written the screenplay for Beowolf [the guy who played Will Scarlett in Robin of Sherwood is playing Beowolf - kewl!] and his excellently dark and creepy children's tale Coraline is also being translated to the bi…

just can't win!

So about a month ago, Kosh and I started getting sloppy on the whole keeping the cat's litter box cleaned out every 3 days or so. I would keep meaning to, but would remember only once I was in the shower, and I just didn't feel like "dirtying" myself afterwards with kitty litter dust and aroma, y'know? So I'd postpone it to the next day, forget again, postpone it, forget again... At one point, I was about 3 days overdue, meaning that her box hadn't been cleaned for almost a week!

Around that time, the cat made her irritation known:She peed on the threadbare handtowel left on the bathroom floor as a temporary rug while the real rug air-dried along with the other apartment rugs after a particularly comprehensive laundry session.She peed on Kosh's scrubs he'd left on the floor. She peed against the closet door which trickled onto a nearby mat.The thing is, every time she did that, she had been rewarded with an immediately cleaned litterbox [and c…

I'll send you a postcard!

okay, it's official. I will NOT be able to attend BlogHer2007 because I will be in Malaysia. I will NOT be able to attend the Chicago Bloggers Meet-up because i will be in Switzerland.

Geeez! I am away for one month. ONE month. And it's within this one month that these two events occur.

okay okay okay yes that's a lot of hot air from me, since I know I'd have serious uncertainties about coming out from behind this blog and actually MEETING people [I don't do well in "live" situations in general, with strangers even worse!! and I do want to keep some sort of anonymity/facelessness here...], but you know what, having the OPTION of attending taken away is why I'm being ornery :p

... but here's some good news to come out of this tragedy: Any readers want to receive a postcard from Malaysia and/or Switzerland? Yes, a physical snail-mail postcard with exotic foreign stamps and an impersonal message for all postcarriers to read and laugh at before st…

wimbledon finals

Federer vs Nadal?


10:10 am [will update later when the champion is decided. right now it's one set each, and 2-2 third set]

10:32 am [holy crap! no matter who wins, omg WHAT EXCELLENT TENNIS! mmmMmmMmMMM I've missed catching GREAT tennis! one set each, 5-5 third set]

11:25 am [WHOOHOOO! 2 sets each! For the first time in 5 years @ Wimbledon, Federer is pushed to a 5th set! GO NADAL!!]

12n [Federer wins it. But what a match! At least he was made to REALLY REALLY fight to match Bjorn Borg's record of winning 5 Wimbledons in a row. Hard luck, Nadal, but if you continue as you have, next year you'll have an even better chance of finally hoisting that trophy!]


yes it's past 1 am... I tend to keep screwy hours when Kosh is on call at the hospital... he's on call again sunday, urrgh!

Here's some fluff to entertain myself:

And I got this rating DESPITE having "sex" appear 2x [only??!!]

Okay so a flaw in this is that it only looks at what is currently on your [front]page, so for the heck of it I pointed it towards my most prolific month in terms of posts [74!! - March 2006]. And guess what rating I got for that??

This rating was determined based on the presence of the following words:
* porn (6x)
* dead (4x)
* hell (3x)
* drugs (2x)
* kill (1x)

...... Now THAT's more like it!!!!!!! :-)

on a totally unrelated note: there has got to be some sort of noise ordinance to invoke against someone, I assume in this apartment complex, who sounds to be having a party, loud music and all, blaring out into the night, going strong at almost 1:30am??!! Makes me glad I wimped out and turned the A/C on so that the worst o…

... missed opportunity ... there's this joke I read a while ago, where the wife is reading a magazine article and shares the following with her husband: "Honey, it says here that women speak about two times more than men do. How fascinating! Why do you think that is, honey?" The husband's response? "Uh, what?"

So it was rather amusing to hear on the news last night that supposedly this myth of women speaking more than men has been put to rest.The researchers placed microphones on 396 college students for periods ranging from two to 10 days, sampled their conversations and calculated how many words they used in the course of a day.

The score: Women, 16,215. Men, 15,669.

The difference: 546 words: "Not statistically significant," say the researchers.You can read about it here.

It would have been nice if they went a few levels deeper and investigated other stereotype assumptions:
# of unique words used: is it true that guys in general have a very limited vocabulary? That…

Why 127? Dunno!

... so it turns out this dude Idham decided to propagate a meme with a difference: for every response to the meme by early August 2007, he donates RM127 on the blogger's behalf to his chosen charity: the Darul Izzah Orphanage, Bangi, Malaysia. He'll hand over the dough on August 11th, 2007. So far, I count 64 entries logged on his post although he's got 87 comments, so probably he's close to 90 now. Dude, that's a very generous amount of dough there, biar betul?

Well, I figure, if this is a sincere intention, then by all means let me invest a little time to play with this... and if it's not for real, oh well, the only harm is I subject y'all to a meme, and that's usually not too too bad, right? Right?

The Rules:The meme is about completing at least seventeen out of the twenty seven sentences providedIf you are tagged, you need to write an entry related to the meme. At the end of your entry, tag as many people as you like. You will then leave a comment…

Learning a new thing every day...

Malaysia boasts of being the location of the world's largest single bloom flower, the Rafflesia. I've never seen it live, only photos: it's one ugly mofo, this large thing that's kinda plopped on the ground. Its main characteristic [apart from its size] is its smell: it stinks to high heaven, like rotting meat.

So I noticed something on Yahoo!News today highlighting that a carrion flower has bloomed in its vomit-inducing glory at the National Botanic Garden in Washington, and was very surprised to see it wasn't the Rafflesia!

Wait, wait wait what?? There are actually OTHER stinky flowers out there in the world??!

But hey, take a look at this other Carrion Flower, of the type featured in that news article... is it any wonder that such information was not made available in Malaysia?

It would have been too embarrassing for ANYone to contemplate its shape, no?

That's the Amorphophallus, btw.

My new thing learned today :-)


no this is NOT a scheme to make you hit F5 / refresh so that I log more page views per visitor... but you'll only see the result of my latest tinkering with this blog if you *do* hit F5/refresh... so humor me please and refresh this page? Thanx! You like? Me being me, I'm going to go for overkill and load up like TEN or MORE since I found so many I liked, LoL!

- hack: here
- images: here, here and mostly here.

P/S> the next step is to incorporate elements of / change this into a Neo-type blog. Work in progress: here

I was never a huge fan, but ...

... for some reason, the news that the Spice Girls are reuniting and touring somehow brings a smile to my face :-)

There was something so infectious about so many of their songs, they certainly burrowed into and claimed a [small] place in my heart :-)

Girl power, indeed!

My fave spice gal? Eh, I suppose Melanie C. [sporty spice] irritated me least of all, Lol!

Anyways... so above was Spice Girls at the height of their popularity... here's how they Spice Girls Women look like now:(L-R) Posh, Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Scary.

At least TWO have had their boobs done!