Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ben Ashaari and Blog Love: to join or not to join

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I am thinking about joining this class. Elsie is one of my all time favourite blogger. I’ve been following her since 2006. I really like her writing style and her artistic approach to life. This class has 12 sessions, all about blogging. I have never join any online courses before. So I am a bit concern if I can commit myself to finish the course. I know I am going to have a great time there. hemm…
I think I am going to sleep on this. If I dream about it or can’t stop thinking about it, then I’ll probably sign up!
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imageOOOppps on more thing.. today is Ben Ashaari Birthday. He is also one of my favourite blogger. So I would like to take this opportunity to wish him HAPPY BIRTHDAY. May all your wishes come true. (Ben bila nak belanja makan kek? Jangan ajak Ady sorang je.. kita orang pun nak juga.. heheh)

day 334:P365

It’s day 334 today. That means on 31 days left! Wow! What a journey this year has been. Amazing.

I would like to share today’s photo. It’s a sight I often see especially during this school holiday. My daughter in front of the computer. Somehow Barbie doll isn’t in her radar anymore. She even asked me for a facebook account and I said she is too young to have one. And she said one of her friend is already on facebook! And I told her that she must be at least 13 years old to have one. Luckily she dropped the subject. Oh boy! Raising a kid in facebook era is going to be so much tougher!

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Day by day–getting stronger

When life gets tough, the worst thing you could do is quit! I love reading Andrew Mathews books. It really gives me new perspective and help me through tough times.

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photo credit: flickr – Lulybelle

So dear readers, if today your are feeling hopeless and down read this.

“You'll notice something about most happy people....
They have overcome serious set-backs
Happy people sometimes go broke, get sick, set sacked- or get dumped!
Like everybody, happy people have their problems
But they have the mental strength to focus on solutions
They have developed "mental Fitness"
Mental Fitness is like physical fitness
You strengthen your MUSCLES with exercise
You run uphill
Gradually you get stronger.
It is the same with your thinking
You strengthen your MIND by facing problems
STRUGGLE builds STRENGTH.
You don't get strong by hiding under the bed
You meet life head on
You take some risks.
You fail and bounce back.
Day by day you gain confidence.
Gradually you build a positive attitude.
When life gets rough, remind yourself:
"This is making me mentally fit. I must be getting happier!"
~ Andrew Matthews

Keep track of everything you do and say

" Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character;
Watch your characters; it becomes your destiny."
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Frank Outlaw.

This is a very interesting quotes. Richard said that to be a good manager you have to be consistence and you must have proof. You need to keep record of everything especially your rules and decisions.
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It is really hard for me to be consistence with my kids. Sometime I have the energy to stand my ground and say no but sometimes I just give in, just make them shut up.
I can understand what my children have been experiencing all these years. How confused they must have felt, when I constantly changing the rules.
I need to design some kind of system to keep track of all my rules and decision with my children. And if the rules changed I have to explain why. My self awareness must be high to be able to recognize the inconsistency.
So much to learn and so little time. Oh boy!

day 333:P365 : love purple

This should be an entry for yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling so well. I slept early hoping to get enough rest to face the day tomorrow. 
Alhamdulillah, today I feel so much better compare to yesterday.
This is the photo I took from yesterday adventure going to work. Winking smile
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Go and open the door!

 

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Go and open the door
Maybe outside there's a tree or a wood,
a garden or a magic city.
Go and open the door,
Maybe a cat's purring
Maybe you'll see a face or any eye
or a picture of a picture.
Go and open the door.
If there's a fog, it will clear.
Go and open the door.
Even if there's only the darkness ticking,
even if there's only the hollow wind,
even if nothing is there,
Go and open the door.
At least there'll be a draught.
~ Miroslav Holub ~

I like this poem. It reminds me to take a chance in life.

10 things I love windows live writer 2011

I can’t imagine blogging without this amazing application – Windows live writer 2011. This application definitely makes blogging easier Open-mouthed smileand so much fun. Here are why I love windows live writer so much:

#1) It’s free and it’s from Microsoft

#2) Easily create blog post in minutes
Step 1: Give your post a title

Type a title for your post where it says Enter a post title.

Picture of a title in Windows Live WriterType a title for your post.

Step 2: Start writing your story

Type your story in the post window. If you want to format the text, use the commands in the ribbon. Create headings by using the options in the HTML styles group. Change the style of a font by using the options in the Font group.

Picture of text in the post window in Windows Live WriterSimply write your story by typing in the post window.

Step 3: Add and format photos, videos, and more

Add videos and photos to your blog post. You can even paste a link from a popular video service like YouTube, Dailymotion, and Metacafe to have a preview appear automatically in your post. Click the Insert tab to insert emoticons, maps , and more!

Picture of a post with text and a thumbnail preview of a photo album in Windows Live WriterAdd photos, videos, maps, and more.

#3) Easily setup and configure. It support all popular blog provider.

#4) You can just copy and paste photo, and the codes were automatically created for you. This apps use skydirve to store all your photos

#5) You can schedule you post for future publishing

#6) Publishing to multiple blogs is so much easier. You don’t have to login and logout every time. You only have to choose which blog you want to publish and it will publish it for you.

#7) I love playing around with emoticon. It’s so much fun! Red rose

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#8) You can have access to your set categories automatically. You can add new category here and it will automatically sync with your blog

#9) You can insert bing map

Windows Live Writer works well with other programs like Bing Maps. You can insert a Bing Map in your blog post to display a location.

Step 1: Find a location

Click the Insert tab, and then click Map. In the Find location box, type an address or location, and then press Enter.

Picture of the Bing Map dialog box in Windows Live WriterType an address or location.

Step 2: Select the kind of map that you want

Click the drop-down list, click Road, Aerial, or Bird's eye, and then click Insert.

Picture of a Bing Map in Bird's eye view in Windows Live WriterChoose Road, Aerial, or Bird's eye view for your map.

#10) It has option to install additional plugins to have a rich blogging experience like tweetme,flickr uploader and many more.

If you don’t have it , why don’t you give this a try. Download it here. Have fun and enjoy your lovely Monday!



Sunday, November 28, 2010

right now : 28.11.2010

Everything happened for a reason, weather you like it or not the only thing you can do is surrender. Accept it and move on.  While watching Charmed, I suddenly have the urged to captured my right now.. this moment.. what I am feeling, what I like and what I feared. And it’s a good theme for my scrapbook project. I felt like I haven’t scrapped in a while.

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credit: In the Navy Kit by craft-tastrophic

right now life is normal as normal can be
right now I am freaking out that I didn’t
have enough time to do all the things I
wanted to do
right now I am feeling a little bit sick and
suffering from a terrible headache
right now I am watching Charmed Final
season DVD
right now all I can think of is you
right now I am obsessing with twitter

Jom! Check out the #CelcomBiz Promo for the Celcom BB Bold 9780 and BB Torch 9800 today!


Macam menarik je kempen ni. Kepada sesiapa yang berminat dengan celcom dan Blackberry jangan lepaskan peluang keemasan ini. Blackberry Bold hanya RM1,888!
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day 332 : P365 ~~~ kids being kids

I was not really in the mood today for anything. I am not feeling so good physically and emotionally. Life is not slowing down.. everything is moving at lightning speed. Tomorrow is Monday.. and I really hate for my Sunday to be over? What did I do today? hemmmm.. Anyway I just realize that I haven't taken any photos for my 365 Project. I took my camera out of the beg , went to the living room and just snapped a few photos of my kids. They seems to be in a good mood and they gave me a few beautiful and fun posed!
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Kit Showcase: Apple of my eye and Jolly Holiday Alpha

Another great kit form Ellie Lash and Geek Chick called Apple of My Eye— This kithas 20 plain and pattern papers with beautiful and colorful elements.

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Jolly Holiday Alpha by Ellie Lash

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This is my layout using the above kit bestrong-web

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kit Showcase: Eskimo Kisses

Wimpychompers has a new kit in store called Eskimo Kisses. Available now at ScrapMatters.

“The snow is falling but the kids are bundled up tight. This is a beautiful and soft collection that makes you think of cool weather and warm hearts.”

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This is my layout using the above kit. congratulation-web

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day 331:P365…. and currents

I choose this photo from our session today as photo of the day. It’s day 331 today. This photo really speaks to me. It tells a story about them and their relationship.

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CURRENTSU.n.t.i.t.l.e.d

credit: taken from flickr ~~~ Blu3wings

listening: to Taylor Swift new album “Speak Out”.
eating: nothing at the moment.
drinking: milk
wearing: black T-shirt and black pants.
feeling: sick, tired and happy all at once.  
weather: HOT even though it’s night.
wanting: for life to get back to normal.
needing: to do some groceries shopping.
thinking: SERIOUSLY?? I am not in your story, why do you always keep me in the middle? 
enjoying: my weekend.
wondering: are you thinking about me at the moment?
watching: Charmed Final Season

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REDAH AKU DAN KAU PUNYA OLEH BEN ASHAARI

Di petang yang amat digin dan membosankan ini, tertarik pulak nak join segmen REDAH AKU DAN KAU PUNYA OLEH BEN ASHAARI. Memang menarik dan kreatif. Pada sesiapa yang nak join klik sini ya.
Ok back to business. 5 entiries that I think worth the look at Ben Ashaari’s blogs are:
#1) PERMULAAN YANG ZERO DIAKHIRI DENGAN 1
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tempat pertemuan pertama Ady dengan Ben—hehehe
#2) ANDA TENSEN DENGAN 'APPLICATION ' DI WALL FACEBOOK ANDA ?
#3) APA KEHE NYA GAMBAR NI ?
terkejut tengok Ben lain dari gambar dalam facebook—heheheh
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#4) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN ASHAARI !!
#5) Sabtu - Jogging kah kitorang ????
** miss la enrty Ben yang lama-lama.. penuh dengan gambar.. hehehe
And now my top 5 entries that I think you should read.. hemmm.. which one to choose?
Here goes nothing
#1) Jejak Kasih : My long lost cousin
#2) Eclipse giveaway, Celebration and day 330:P365
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#3) something that captured my eyes and I think deserved some attention!
#4) Reminder: Keeping things simple
#5) Let go of the past

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I hope you enjoy my selection as I enjoy making them. Hope you will be happy and inspired leaving this blog.. and craving for more..perhaps? heheheOpen-mouthed smile
Spread the Red heart people…

Jejak Kasih : My long lost cousin

I just don’t really know where to begin. No words can describe how I felt at the moment. Abg Rashid is my cousin. I don’t really know him because when I was growing up , he was studying in the States. After a while he became the long lost cousin. Somehow the communication between him and his family was disconnected. And that was 22 years ago.  I am not really sure the detail of the story.

To make the long story short, Facebook has made it possible for Abg Rashid to be found! Amazing! Some facts about the reunion.
* Abg Rashid’s friend found Kak Dada (Abg Rashid’s sister) on facebook
* they communicated just to make sure they were talking about the same person
* Kak Dada got Abg Rashid phone no. She called him for the first time and the rest was history
* the news spread via phone and facebook among the cousins
* all the family members were so excited with the news.
* After that Abg Rashid got his own facebook (he doesn’t have one before this)
* I added him and communicated for the first time with him via facebook chat. We’ve been chatting a lot since that day.
Amazingly he remembered me! His memories are surprisingly good.
* His sister and his mother planned to see him in November. Arrangement was made and.. this is what happened..
* They meet for the first time and the family here in Malaysia can witness it too!

* Pertemuan yang sangat menyentuh hati
* It brings tears to my eyes
* I can’t wait to meet him next year
* the video was edited by my other cousin Faizal

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this lovely couple.. wishing them all the best

Saturday morning starts a bit late for me. Oh boy I was feeling so sick since last night. I really hope this cough and this flue will go away soon. My sleeps was disturbed by this annoying ringing—that phone did stop ringing –who would called this late at night. Luckily my cough medicine kick in and I doze off into my zzzland.
Some announcement I would like to make. Ayu and Amir is finally engaged! I am so happy for them.
Today I have the opportunity to take some photos of this lovely couple.

Venue: hanizeyecandy-land
Time: 11:45am – 12:30pm
Makeup: firzarafairyland

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I am really glad they choose me to be apart of their important day. I’ll do what I can to prepare her mentally, emotionally and spiritually till the big day. It can be overwhelm sometimes if you wanted to do it all yourself.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Eclipse giveaway, Celebration and day 330:P365

I am very excited  because today mark the last day of journey with 30 days of gratitude project that I started in October 28th. 2010. It has been an interesting journey for me. Life is really beautiful when you look for the beauty and little things to be thankful for.
I cannot end this project without saying thank you to all my blog readers. All of you has been an inspiration to me either through your own blogs or all your comments.

day 30 : thankful for my blog readers
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To show my appreciation and gratitude, for the first time ever, I am giving away this book to one lucky reader.
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Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
It is still in a good condition. I really enjoy this book and I would really like to give this away so that others can enjoy it too.
[I am really sorry to all my international readers because this giveaway is only within Malaysia. I can only afford to mail this gift locally]
 How to win?
* tulis komen anda pada 'entry' ini , supaya saya tahu anda berminat
   (leave your comment here, so I know that you are interested)
* jadi follower jika belum (be my follower)
Close date: December 20th 2010
I will pick the winner randomly and announced it here on December 21st 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

day 329:P365 ~~ gratitude for abeautifulmess

Well, my 30 days of gratitude project is almost over and I cannot end this project without giving thank to the blog and artist who inspired me all these years. She is elsie and abeautifulmess is her blog. I’ve been following her for more than two years and I really like her art and her outlook on life. Every time I feel sad and depress I’ve always turn to her blog. It’s so inspiring, fresh and beautiful.
day 29: thankful for elsie and abeautifulmess

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the way she look at the world is so beautiful. She is also the reason I discovered flickr. And I am also thankful for that too. 

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Black Friday: sales every where in digi world

Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.[citation needed] On this day many U.S. retailers open very early, often at 5 a.m., and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. Because Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, the day after occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.” source wikipedia

American celebrate thanksgiving this Thursday and they have a long weekend break to spend time with the family. For the rest of us it means sales every where in digital scrapbook world! Yeah for me.. heheheh

image Digishoptalk as always will have a masterlist of all the sales. Click here or on the image to view the list.

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some of the store / designers I will check out are:

Armina Designs – 50% off
Elemental Scraps
ScrapOrchard
Lliella Designs
Natali Designs
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My weekend will probably be very busy checking all these great sales.

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