Saturday, February 19, 2011

Polaroid Love: Day #19 macro view

I realize that I haven't play with my Macro lens in a while now. So I decided to snapped a few photos using Macro Lens. It was such a joy to see thing close up.

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Kit showcase: Camden’s Buddies

Happy Saturday everyone! Hope you enjoy your weekend so far. Today I would love to showcase this cute kit called Camden's Buddies by Wimpychomper's Creations. It’s 20% off at Scrapmatters.

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This is a layout I made using the above kit

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and these are from W3 ladies

by martinaimage

by karen

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by gail

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by melissa

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Another Sweet Deal at Polkadotplum

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Hurry up don’t miss this great deal at Polkadotplum store! No coupon code required!

lately I’ve notice…

What were you hoping for? (Explored)

..I am having trouble getting up in the morning
..I get tired easily
..I feel like time is moving way too fast
..I’ve miss my old life back
..I realize that  my independence taste so much sweeter
..my obsession with tumblr is getting out of control
..I’m enjoying American Idol even though  there’s no Simon in it
..I’ve been spending  a lot of time in my room
..my job doesn’t brings me joy and satisfaction as before
..my weight is getting out of control. No matter what  I do, nothing seems to work!
.. I am looking forward to watch Nikita each week
.. I started craving coffee on a daily basis
.. the price of essential items like food and milk is ridiculously high
..every time I exercise I feel so much better
..the more I wanted to go the bed, the more ideas I have for blogging and scrapping

Friday, February 18, 2011

Freak Out Friday

The thing that freak me out the most is cockroaches. The thought of it makes me want to run. Sometimes I feel like I’m going to faint! I’m feeling it right now while typing this entry. Urghh!!

Polaroid Love: Day #17 & Day #18

I am participating in this Polaroid Project since early February. This is really an exciting project to do just for fun.

Day #17

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See my other photos here.

Currents 18.02.2011

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listening: Lonely won’t come around by Crystal Bowersox
eating: biscuits
drinking: nesvita
wearing: baju kebaya
watching: time moving so fast and there’s nothing I can do to slow it down
feeling: tired and happy
wanting: more me time
needing: reflexology
thinking:  how to get what I want effectively
enjoying:  still enjoying tumblr
wondering: how do I find the guts to just let go and follow my dream

What I think? Burleques

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.
Director: Steve Antin
Writer: Steve Antin
Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell  and Alan Cumming
Release Date (Malaysia): 17th February 2011
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“The Burlesque Lounge has its best days behind it. Tess, a retired dancer and owner of the venue, struggles to keep the aging theater alive, facing all kinds of financial and artistic challenges. With the Lounge's troupe members becoming increasingly distracted by personal problems and a threat coming from a wealthy businessman's quest to buy the spot from Tess, the good fortune seems to have abandoned the club altogether. Meanwhile, the life of Ali, a small-town girl from Iowa, is about to change dramatically. Hired by Tess as a waitress at the Lounge, Ali escapes a hollow past and quickly falls in love with the art of burlesque. Backed by newfound friends amongst the theater's crew, she manages to fulfill her dreams of being on stage herself. Things take a dramatic turn though when Ali's big voice makes her become the main attraction of the revue. Written by Bobby_John”  excerpt from IMDB
What I think?
* It’s a good movie if you like musical and a feel good movie
* the storyline was simple, a bit typical and predictable
* I love the songs and the dance moves
* Christina looks great in the movie and as always she sounds great!
* Cher I’m not so sure about .. she looks plastic to me and it’s a bit scary cause she looks exactly the same
* I’ll definitely watch this again

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Life is …..

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”


Mother Teresa

Ear candy : Farmer’s daughter–Crystal Bowersox

I really admire her way back in American Idol last season. To me she was the only one that I remember. Her talent and creativity really shows. I was a bit surprised she did win the title. Anyway I was so excited with this album because I know she will put her heart and soul in it. I was right and she sound amazing!

I really like this song – Lonely won’t come Around --

I've got something that I must confess
My little heart is racing in my chest
But I gotta get used to this, I guess,
'Cause your love is moving me
I don't know how, but I lost my cool
I'm like a kid jacked up on sugar
In a nursery school
You swept me off my feet
And then I fell for you
I'm hooked on you, it's true,
Hmm...
Now that I know
That lonely won't come around,
No, no, no,
Lonely won't come around
Since I laid my burdens down,
Lonely won't come around,
Lonely won't come around,
Yeah, heh...
I felt like a flame trapped on the glass
But then you lift me up,
The dark is in the past
So let's face time
And make the sunshine last
Forever you and me
With our song stuck gonna be
Singing I feel like a little child,
[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/lonely-lyrics-crystal-bowersox.html ]
My hands of free will running wild
And I am flying sixty off the ground
And now that I know
That lonely won't come around,
No, no, no,
Lonely won't come around
Since I laid my burdens down,
Lonely won't come around,
Lonely won't come around,
Yeah...
Oh, eh, oh, ooh...
Hmm,
Now that I know
That lonely won't come around,
Oh, no, lonely won't come around
Since I laid my burdens down,
Lonely won't come around,
Lonely won't come around
Ooh, lonely won't come around,
Ooh, lonely won't come around,
Hmm, since I laid my burdens down,
Lonely won't come around,
Lonely won't come around,
Yeah, hmm...

And this song is great too

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Polaroid Love: #Day 16–the same old routine

I am so not liking today. I really really really have to drag myself out of bed. Suddenly I just realize something. I’ve been doing this dance for more than 10 years and it really gets to me. Is this what my life has become? Same old routine that I have to repeat every single day?

I desperately need my life to change. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for structure and security but sometimes I just need to do something outrageous just to feel something. It would be nice if work doesn’t feel like work.
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this is me.. feeling a little bit blue this morning

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Luckily I have a few personal projects I’ve been working on to keep me busy like Polaroid Project. Check it out if you want to play. This fun and fresh way to look at things.

Want to see what I took for the last 15 days? Check it out here.

***just something on tumblr to keep my smiling today ***

Spreading the love

I've been hunting for beautiful layouts since yesterday. There were so many of them to choose from. Since I am in the mood for love, I decided to showcase most of the layouts with love theme. Hope you enjoy them!!

#1) Hearts, flowers and bows by lilif
image #2) No Place like home by Monika7810

#3) Make a Wish by Roxxygerlie

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#4) Simple then Sample by missfitinmn

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#5) BFF by kewl_jive

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Love is in the air!! R u celebrating?

What ever your believe is there's one thing that we have in common, that is love. It's a universal thing people crave and need. In the spirit of love , I would like to showcase this beautiful kit called: Love is in the air by Meredith Cardall. Available at Sunshine Studio Scraps.

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This is a layout I made using the above kit.yourlovehelpme-web

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Polaroid Love: #Day 15 the ice room

It’s a really hot day today. I don’t want to stay in but I don’t know where to go. My son suggested we go to the ice room. We haven’t been there, so I decided to give it a try.
It was not what I imagine. They have the ice crushed but they also have all the other stuffs like food and cakes. It’s a cool place to hang out but I just expect this place to have assorted ice creams, ABC and all things related to cool and sweet.

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Collaborate, Integrity, Robust, Secure and Flexible

It is not an easy task to motivate your team to be the best that they can be. Life is not as normal as everybody like it to be. Things change and we have to change too. The normal working hours seems non-existence anymore! Going back sharp on the dot does not apply  anymore.
We have to push ourselves more than normal. Hemm if only some people appreciate us more I think we are willing to go the extra miles to get things done!
"Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Andrew Carnegie

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* working like crazy to get thing done before the dateline!


The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.~Harold Taylor

this is a classic example of great teamwork!
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.~
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Polaroid Love: #Day 14 Love is all around

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February is the month of love. This is when people all around the world celebrating the one they love. Either you are celebrating V-Day or you are against it, you still celebrate love. There’s a lot of debate on the V-Day itself but that is not what I want to talk about. What important is celebrating love ….

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

Monday, February 14, 2011

Kit Showcase: Savannah

Another beautiful kit from Wimpychompers Creations called Savannah. Available at Scrapmatters. Currently it’s 20% off . It’s beautiful kit, with  combination of ladybugs, flowers, and oodles of goodies for any occasion. I just love the pink and brown color combination. Make me think of chocolates and ice creams!

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This is a layout I made using the above kit.

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And these are from the talented ladies of W3 ladies

by majula

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by Linda

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by gail

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

10 things you can do to stay young at any age

I’ve been asked this question a lot….. I don’t look my age and what is my secret? I don’t really know how to response. I did a lot of things but I am not really sure if those things contribute to  staying young. Maybe they do.
So today I would like to share with you my top 10 things I do to feel better about myself and to grow older gracefully. Be the better version of myself at my age.
#1) Drink lots of water.
I really consciously make myself drink water. I got easily dehydrate if I don’t consume water every hour. I also drink at least a glass of milk daily. The more older you are the more important calcium is. Since I love milk, I never really stop drinking them.

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#2) Exercise.
I can’t really stress enough how important exercise is in our daily life. I’ve been on and off the fitness wagon since like forever. I’ve notice that when I fallen off the fitness wagon, I totally feel tired all the time and a bit stress out. So this year I am making it my mission to exercise at least 5 times a week for the sake of the quality of my life. Strong woman stay young.
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#3) Read for pleasure.
I’ve always love books since I was a little girl. I used to read like 10 to 20 books a year while I was growing up. I guess when I discovered internet, the habit of reading a good book also diminished. I still read for pleasure but the amount of books reduce dramatically. I still think reading is one of the things you can do to stay young because your brain will not stop working.
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#4) Recite Al-Quran daily
There’s no better way to exercise your soul other than recite all the  beautiful word in Al-Quran. I might not understand the meaning of the words but every time I recite them, it brings me happiness and a sense of serenity. Like they say, it’s the chicken soup for your soul.

#5) Wash your face and moisturize daily
I think as far as I can remember I’ve always maintain this routine daily. No matter how tired I am, I’ve manage to keep it up. The only time I’ve missed the routine was when I was in labour. I used different kind of products from SKII to Body  Shop to Loreal. It all depends on my budget during that month. I love SKII the best but it is so expensive to maintain. I also make it a habit to do facial at least once a month. Twice a month if  I’m up for it.
Generally I am a happy person. I can stay motivated when I have the drive and the passion for it. I like to surround myself with happy people and beautiful things. When things got ugly, I usually  ran away! But there are things in life which you can’t ran away from no matter how ugly it gets. I guess I have to learn the  skill to turn something ugly  into  something beautiful!  Like they say, when life throws you some lemons, made lemonade! 

#7) Be friends with young people.
There’s a lot to be learn from all kind of generations. For me I’ve find that younger generation  are very creative and innovative people. They are willing to share their knowledge. That way you will keep yourself update and relevant in any  era.

#8) Never stop learning.
I think the moment you stop learning is the day you die. Knowledge is all around you, take time to learn new things that inspire you.
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#9) Take photo of yourself daily
This is how I monitor how I look. If I  cried a lot, I can really see how ugly I look the next day. So I try to stay positive for the sake of my skin.
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#10) Take supplements daily
I don’t really make an effort to really be a nutritionist and  focus on all the good quality food. I guess in today’s world good quality food only happened when you take the time and effort to plant your own vegetables and slaughter your own chicken! So the next best thing would be supplements. I take Byoung product three times a year and in between I took garlic pills, B Complex, Evening Primrose oil and Honey. Staying healthy is the key to being young.

Hope you enjoy my little tips.
XOXO
hanizeyecandy
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