Archive for March, 2008

March 30, 2008

Of Barbies, Weddings and Birthdays.

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Aaahhh.. Wedding Day Barbie.. I simply took this cos I thought it would be nice to relate this to the wedding function that I went to!

I am ‘actually’ a fan of Barbie dolls. As much as I hate to admit how girly I could be sometimes.

However, I do have a certain level of ‘sophistication’ when it came to Barbie matter at my age now, that is, if I ever do want to buy Barbie for myself now, it would be more on the COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS..

So here’s two that I saw at Parkson Grand that I thought if I could afford it, I would’ve gotten these..

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Chinese New Year’s Edition of a Chinese Barbie.. very nice packaging with Chinese Character writing of the “Barbie” name..

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“Dolls of the World – Sumatra Indonesia” Edition.

Similarities? I like the fact that they put Barbie “concept” into different ethnicity and cultures.. makes it so interesting! Heck, they even make Kimora Barbie nowadays

Why am I so facinated by Barbie dolls? Maybe just the fact that I never enjoyed having LOADS of Barbies to play with when I was younger. Had one or two of it but not with the set bedrooms or cars and all that luxury

But the thing I like most about Barbie, is those tiny SHOES!!! They’re so tiny and adorable! I just love playing with the shoe accessories and getting my doll change her shoes all the time!!

So about the wedding, its actually a Malay wedding that I went to. My colleague is the bride and a few of us from the office and ex staffs got together to go for the function. It was held at her home in the kampung which was about 20 to 30mins away from the city.

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It was a rather grand wedding for one that is held in the kampung i must say, they had a nice wedding arch done, the centre stage was lavishly decorated, they even had karaoke set up!!

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The group of us that went..

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The couple’s room had this on top of their bed which looks so nice and cozy..

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And here comes the Bride!!! I like this photo of her, so elegant!! I usually see her in normal office clothings and she looked so glamorous today!!! She was actually still getting ready in the room when I insisted to take a few snaps!!

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The Bride and Papams!

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These girls were ‘sort-of’ the “flower girls” I presumed! Wearing traditional Bajau costumes if ‘m not mistaken?

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And did I mention that I never realised that in Malay Wedding ‘Kenduri’ they actually separate the ladies and the gentlemen’s buffet table?? Totally my first encounter!

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Here is the procession whereby the groom comes to the bride’s house and being Raja Sehari (King for a day), if you could look closely in the photo, he’s actually being carried by two men!! Traditions! (the groom is the guy wearing green.. not the one holding the Kompang)

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Here’s a video of the bride joining the groom to their “bersanding” procession..

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Photos of the “pelamin” or stage where the bride and groom were stationed. Only then till I realised there was actually TWO couples wedding celebration going on at the same time!!! It was my colleague and the other was her very own younger brother!!! And the couples were wearing identical costumes!!! Gosh.. I personally wouldnt want to share my wedding with someone else cos I want all the attention to myself!!!!

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My colleague and her groom..

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The other couple, my colleague’s brother and his bride..

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After the 2 couples settled down on their pelamin, a small dance performance by the “flower girls”.. nothing fancy tho..

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And the final photo session before we left the function after being there from 12.45pm till 2.30pm (about an hour and a half)

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This photo was a difficult one!! Everyone was crowded around the front area and I had to squeeze 3 of us quickly so we could grab a quick shot and left promptly!! I just HAD to have a photo with the couple!!!

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After the wedding function, I quickly joined the sister’s family to spend time with Danica who turns 7 – SEVEN today!!!! How quickly my little niece had grown..

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Me and my eldest niece Danica Jocelyn at Karamunsing McDonald’s.

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And here’s Papams being a big glutton.. P I G…

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After the meal, it was already almost 4pm. Went around with the sister and family to shop for Dan’s bday present. And thats where we ended up at Parkson Grand and all the Barbies there..

so to end this ever long post, here is what the sister and I saw while waiting for the lift at Wawasan Plaza’s parking lot..

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Did u see it?? NO ICE BOARD..

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March 30, 2008

A fair Saturday

Today, out of spontaneity,  I tagged along with my colleague to an NGO annual general meeting, which was inclusive of a brief motivational talk, and lunch thereafter.

Hence, FREE LUNCH~~

At Le Meridien Hotel summore!!  Expensive hotel food!!! For FREE!!!

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ok ok.. yes, I had a lil too much to eat. I had Smoked Salmon, Smoked Mackerel, really yummy tomato cream soup.. etc etc.. oooooooo~~~~~

its unfortunate that I had no camera to take photos of that delightful moment that I devoured all that glorious serving..

Aaaaaaaanyway, back to the NGO thing, my colleague and I only went there around 12.30pm after work, so when we got there the whole meeting was done and over with,  just the motivational talk session.

By the way, this NGO is a local Sabah NGO which is still pretty new, established 2003, in its 4th year now,  its called DESANITA (The Progressive Indigenous Woman).

So as the name says it, its mission involves helping the village women, or indigenous women to develop themselves, do charity work for them, healthcare programs, educate them of their rights as women and so on so forth.. And yes, members are all LADIES~~ 

Lets just say, I was THE YOUNGEST lady there at the function!

For all you KK-ians or Sabahans, if you’re interested to know more about the organisation, unfortunately they have no website yet, but they do have a contact email : desanita.ppwd@gmail.com

Moving on, the FREE lunch ended around 3pm, which I hurriedly head home and rushed out to my next program for the day, Bballin’ at my former highschool !!!

A chance for a brief reunion and reminiscing of old times.. hahaha.. well, actually, my other friends were late and they got me waiting there for an hour!!!

Still, managed to play at least 1 game of half court. And man, was I rusty. I think I haven’t played for about a year now! I was worried I’d embarrass myself as we were playing co-ed teams!!!

A breath of relief tho, as rusty as I was, I managed to score 4 points for my team.. woo hoo!!! kekekekekeke  

Got home around 6pm, and I was in the mood to do some laundry and cleaned up my room for a bit! How rare of an occasion!!!

So yea, hence the title, “A fair Saturday”.

March 28, 2008

Of Friendship

Read an entry from Kaesen’s blog.

I’d like to repost it here, as I find that I can relate to this currently..

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Apparently, in this strip, story behind it is that Calvin was taking some medication for his Attention Deficit Disorder, whereby usually young children having imaginations were given this drug as a cure. How sad was it to see Hobbes turning back to merely a soft toy???!!!

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“C’mon buddy… Snap out of it~~” oi oi~~…

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It was a sweet ending..

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and of course, moral behind the story, as I quote from Kaesen again,

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Real/True friends will never leave you alone even when they’ve been ignored.

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So now I know who I’ve been a true friend to; and sadly,

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those that hasn’t been mine..

March 26, 2008

Tagged by BIG EYED GAL

Here’s how it works:
1. Go to http://www.photobucket.com/
2. Type in your answer to the question in the “search” box.
3. Use only the first page (…NOT!)
4. Insert the picture into your Blog.

1. What is your current relationship status?

Its complicated

2. What is your current mood?

depressed

3. Who is your favorite band/artist? (my 2 extremes)

Alanis Morrissette

ciara

4. What is your favorite movie? (Movie{S} – Am a big MOVIE fan)

Ever after

Serendipity

click

wedding singer

5. What kind of pet do you have?

Scratch post

6. Where do you live?

Peta Negeri Sabah

7. Where do you work? (its the ACTUAL building I work at!!)

Wisma Perindustrian

8. What do you look like? (nah~ not me.. just my ethnicity.. she’s a beauty tho!)

Kadazan Girl

I actually look like this,

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9. What do you drive?

currently this:
kelisa

Dreams of one day this:
my silver vios

10. What did you do last night?

sleep

11. What is your favorite TV show? (yupp, LOTS!)

desperate housewives

csi las vegas

greys anatomy

Heroes

12. Describe yourself

scorpio

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guitar

hip hop

RnB

13. What are you doing today?

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14. What is your name? (it never fails. New ppl I meet will always associate me with this person )

Pamela

15. What is your favorite candy?

mms

I am tagging Catea, Crissy’s Haven , Ms Sheepy, Christene222 , KaeSen and The Sister. Have Fun!!

I actually had to re-do the whole thing the second time cos I accidentally clicked on another page without saving. duh~

March 25, 2008

22 Mar 08: Family getaway Day 2

The program for day 2 was basically going to Poring Hot Springs for some water swimming fun for the girls and a visit to the Sabah Tea Garden.

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As mentioned, camera worked up, so most of the photos during the Poring Hot Spring outing is with my bro or sis. Here are the only videos I manage to capture during the road trip to our destinations..

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Chloe throwing a tantrum in the car. Being the naughty Yiyi that I am, I was actually provoking her just to catch that shot!! I actually showed her the video right after capturing it and she was actually entertained watching herself! After seeing it, she went “again! again!”

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The girls really enjoyed this song during the roadtrip. My bro played the role of the DJ for the girls especially when Chloe kept requesting for the song to be replayed! “again!! again!!!”

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And this was taken on our way back from the Sabah Tea Garden visit. Stopped by at some supermarket and bro-in-law Tommy got me and my sis Red Bean Ice Cream Potong they call it here. I offered Colleen to share some of mine, but apparently she prefers my sister’s one!! Its the same thing lah!!!

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March 25, 2008

21 Mar 08: Family getaway Day 1

I actually get to drive up to Kundasang for the first time.. My first looong drive that is.. took about an hour and a half? And me and mom only reach the place round a bout 6pm.. so late..

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The place my sister booked us in is called Celyn Resort. The road to the actual place is pretty far off from the main road. Its actually further down the road past Kundasang town. Honestly, don’t think I’d wanna go there again cos the place is sooo far off and the road up to the resort is just so bad for the little Kelisa!!

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Some photos of the room

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The main thing I like about the room is this batik thingy..

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The toilet and shower..

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The restaurant

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And I took a video of the environment cos cam was working up again.. video was workin better.

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March 23, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Just got back from a 3 days 2 nights family getaway..

am poofed.

couldnt take much photos as the cam kinda worked up again..

anyway, personally, I am not a big fan of traveling. Sounds crazy huh? I mean who wouldn’t love to go out to see the world?

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE going to new places and seeing new things, sceneries, architecture, bla bla bla.. BUT, my main problem with TRAVELING is the word itself. Having to endure the long hours journey before you actually GET there..

I mean, when the drive there takes HOURS it’ll just bore the hell out of me and usually when it takes HOURS to get somewhere, the scenery along the way isn’t that great.

and the PACKING and UNPACKING.. and not to mention that I actually don’t sleep very well in new environments so I just end up having very restless sleep while on holiday.

ok. ok. am just ranting away. will post more positive stuff next.

for now, am just glad am home.     🙂

March 19, 2008

L . O . L

I don’t recall the last time I laughed this much after seeing this..

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Stumbled upon this GreenPinoy while browsing through youtube. This guy is hilarious!!!!

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His comedic traits aside, I actually find him kinda cute! 

March 17, 2008

Self Indulgence

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Oh How vain…

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~ I bet you think this song is about you.. don’t you.. don’t you…. ~~

March 17, 2008

Of Negativity

Papams says:

        for me kan, i always tend to expect the worst

Papams says:

        bcos I know if I harap too tinggi, then my disappointment will be more painful

Papams says:

        but if I expect the worse to happen, then at least I was ready and prepared for it

Papams says:

        i think that is just practical thinking .. but many ppl tell me that I think very negatively

Hell is where kaesen is.. says:

        wooohh..

Hell is where kaesen is.. says:

        no la..

Hell is where kaesen is.. says:

        just tat those thinking sometimes drag u down bah..

Hell is where kaesen is.. says:

        itu sija..

Hell is where kaesen is.. says:

        no harm being ready juga bah..

Hell is where kaesen is.. says:

        just try make a option where if fail,mayb can try another way around..

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Thats a real good point. Its something I need to start change my perspective on.

I could expect the worst (and be thought of as being a negative person), but then actually prepare for a back up plan.

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What a thought. Thanks for the perspective my friend.