Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Incredibooth

Incredible Cowboy Screenshot

"The app is rather basic, and thus, has a pretty limited number of filters available. When you fire it up, all you have to do is to adjust the front camera of your device according to your face. and tap the big red button at the bottom of the photo frame. Doing this will automatically take 4 photos with a one second interval between each shot, giving just about enough time for the user to give whatever pose they want. The eye level indicator at the border of the camera is helpful in taking an accurately aligned picture." -- source from addictivetips.

I am so loving this apps // Incredibooth.
  • a fun and easy way to create a photobooth photos
  • you can easily share your photo to facebook and twitter
  • you can add on additional filters at a low price
  • another way for you to enjoy iphoneography 

Day #30// I am proud of myself for

It’s the last list for this project and it’s also the last day of  November. It was an interesting journey for me.
Today list is  a tough one for me. Finding things I am proud of myself for is something I usually do
  • for surviving a horrible broken heart
  • stick by my kids during the darkest time of my life – when all I want to do is run away
  • being true to myself as truthful as possible
  • stick to what’s right instead of what I  want
  • saying no when it really counts
  • ability to stay happy even though I don’t really feel like it

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day #29 // Things That Were Awesome About this Month

  • Long school holiday
  • UPSR Results were announced
  • two long weekend because of a public holiday
  • Rain  almost every day which makes the weather a  little bit cooler
  • Slowly we’ve become an Apple family
  • actively participate in Scavenger Hunt – so much fun
  • Digital Scrapbook Day and sales in digiland

Monday, November 28, 2011

Beautiful Collabs

that I would really love to add to my collection… from Funky Playground Designs designers.

Hopefully by next year they will go on sale

#1) We are Family

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#2) Picture Perfect

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#3) Tribute to Tyler

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Tips of the week // the power of deadlines

It's a public holiday here in Malaysia. I am loving this day so far. The weather is cool and less hot. I like it!
I was reading emails from my inbox and I saw this newsletter from Get Organized Now.. The power of deadlines.. No wonder I work better with a deadlines...
Here is why....


"How can it work for you?

1) Deadlines force you to set a goal and then focus on it.

Getting the guest room ready for company next week is a goal, but it needs to be broken down into several steps. Determine what they are and their best sequence to meet that goal. These might include taking the comforter to be cleaned, clearing the extraneous 'stuff,' cleaning the room, and adding little touches to make it welcoming.

2) Setting a deadline helps organize your time.

The comforter on the guest bed needs to be cleaned. You want to allow three days for the cleaners to have it ready. Therefore, you must schedule a time to take it. You have a dental appointment tomorrow morning? Drop the comforter off on the way. Do the same with the other steps in your project. Plan the best use of your time for getting each step done.

3) Deadlines increase your productivity.

Perhaps you have been clearing out a few things here and there to take to the thrift store or the consignment shop, and you have been using the guest room for storage until you can get around to taking them. Knowing you have to get that room in order by next week is likely to spur you on to clearing any last few things and getting them out of the house.

4) Deadlines lessen your likelihood of getting distracted.

We all have our favorite 'time wasters'--the Internet, television, email, etc. Time can get away so quickly on those days when we think, 'I'll just sit down for a minute and see what's on TV or online.' When you know you have a task with a deadline, you are less likely to fritter away time on the inconsequentials.

But what about setting deadlines for your everyday or weekly to do list? This is often trickier because there may not be a rush to get some things done. How do you motivate yourself to set and stick to deadlines?

A) What's most important?

Begin with deciding what things on the list are the most important, and what is a reasonable deadline for them. Put a due date and a star beside them on the list. Is there more than one action involved for getting a task done? You may want to break the goal down into steps with a deadline for each step. Watering all the plants by the end of today is a simple deadline. Organizing five years worth of photos thrown in a box is probably going to require more than one step, as well as time management.

B) Share your plan.

For some people, telling others about their deadline gives them the incentive to meet it. Feeling some accountability for meeting a goal is very motivating.

C) Make it better.

Consider how you can make a chore more pleasant for yourself. Planning to drive through the coffee shop for a latte to take home and enjoy while you pay bills and balance the checkbook can make the task seem less disagreeable. Or maybe you have something to do that you could take to the coffee house and work on there, giving you a pleasant outing with fewer distractions.

Download some interesting podcasts or some new music to listen to on your mp3 player while you weed the garden. If there is nothing you can do to make the task more enjoyable while you are doing it, plan a reward for yourself after it's done--perhaps an hour with a good book, or the magazine that came last week that you have not had time to read. Or maybe a manicure or pedicure if the task has been particularly onerous.

D) Picture it.

Visualize the relief you will feel when the task is behind you. The freedom from thinking about it is a reward in itself. Imagine how good you will feel to have that weight off of your shoulders.

E) Deadlines are not something to dread and avoid.

They can be used to motivate, invigorate and focus on the tasks we want to accomplish. Upon completion they reward us with a sense of achievement and satisfaction."
Source from get organize now newsletter.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Day #28 // If I ruled the world

  • I will make it so cute
  • Free wireless internet everywhere
  • No more working at the office, only check in once or twice a month
  • focus more on creativity and innovation
  • free education for kids
  • I would have a chef cook for me and my family
  • my own private jet to go all over the world

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Scavenger hunt Sunday

It’s Sunday and it’s time for Scavenger Hunt Sunday, hosted by Ashley of Rambling and photos.
I really love this week hunt. Really looking forward to the next challenge.
1. Waiting
waiting
waiting patiently for the arrival of a new member of the family to arrive in 2012.

2. Foliage
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Since we don't have any fall season here, I took a photo of my door grill . Never notice the pattern before.
 

3. Candid
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My son is so wrap up with his new ipod touch


4. Fork and Spoon
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This is usually our breakfast during weekend-- it's an Indian food called roti canai.

5. Rule of third

rule of third

Something which I'm not really good at but here is my attempt at it.

Day #27 // My Overused Words/Phrases

  • sorry
  • I don’t know
  • not me
  • hemmm
  • please stop harassing me
I don’t really have many overused words or phrases cause I don’t really like to talk. I rather keep my mouth shut

Frozen Hohoholiday

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A new kit from Pixelily Designs called Frozen Hohoholiday is now available at Funky Playground Designs. Currently on sale. Hurry up before the sales end.
And this is my layout with the above kit.
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

what to wear // 17 weeks

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Somehow I am running out of clothing that fits. This is something I just put on, it’s black and it really hide the bump and extra fat.

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Black T-shit and Black Pants from Firzara’s Collections. Hijab and inner from Ariani.

the hungry rabbit jumps

“After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score”

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What do I think?

  • I decided to watch the movie just because of Nicholas Cage. It was so much better than Breaking Dawn Part 1. (I was very disappointed with the movie that I don’t even want to review it)
  • Not what I expected which is a good thing
  • the hungry rabbit jumps is a very catchy phrase… heheh
  • the script was a bit week but the overall performance of the actor and actress kinda make up for it.
  • It was set in New Orleans after the hurricane and the crime rate was very high. The idea that justice can’t be serve through proper channel is a bit alarming.

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Puss in boots character appear at the cinema today. That reminds me that I haven’t seen the show yet.

Puss in Boots

Day #26 // Things To Do Before My Next Birthday

Things To Do Before My Next Birthday

  • definitely deliver my baby
  • preparation for the arrival of my bundle of joy
  • try my best to get in shape as soon as possible
  • maintain a healthy diet
  • buy Canon 60D
  • revamp my blog to show growth and maturity
  • make time to be  more creative 
  • redesign my bedroom
  • take more photos 
  • plan and execute exercise routine I can enjoy and stick to


Friday, November 25, 2011

Project that I am excited about!

Memories Dreams and Reflections 2011 RS

Rambling and Photo is hosting Memories, Dreams and Reflection 2011. For more information about this project click here.


Here are the rules.....
"The beauty of "Memories, Dreams and Reflections" is that you don't really have to photograph anything new, but share photos you've taken all year long. Want to join us? Here's how:
    1. Grab the button above and feel free to share it on your blog.
    2. Sign up by adding your blog to the linky below - everyone is invited! You can sign up through the end of the year and visit other bloggers who are joining the party.
    3. Start going through your 2011 archives and select photos that represent each prompt (or take a few new photos).
    4. Feel free to write as much or as little about each prompt as you'd like.
    5. Feel free to post more than one picture for each prompt if you think it's necessary (I will likely only post one picture per prompt). If you don't have a picture to represent the prompt, skip it...participate as much or as little as you'd like.
    6. If you use any photos that are not your own, please provide a source.
    7. On January 1, 2012 I will post a link-up (instead of Scavenger Hunt Sunday). You can post your collection of photos at that time.
    8. Have fun!"
    I am totally in. Aside for giving me something to blog about, it's also makes me think outside the box, reflect and having fun at the same time.

    Good times.. oh I wish to be back then

    When you are press for time, Quickpage is the best thing ever to have !
    Check out these beautiful quickpage at a very low price , available at Scraporchard.


    .Good Times {quickpages}

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    ( 2009- the best year ever!)
    dream-web
    (back when we were studying at the States - best time ever!)

     Credit: Good Times {quickpages} by Irene Alexeeva

    to block or not to block that's the question

    There's a debate going on among us this morning about social media. Some of us believe that  by blocking the Facebook, Youtube and such, during office hour will help productivity and reduce network bandwidth and some of us disagreed. 



    The same debate happened when internet was first introduced in the office, some people decide it was better to block the internet during office hour because workers at that time can't stop surfing the internet - luckily they decide that everybody has the right to internet, so the policy was dropped.


    These are my two cents:

    • internet or Facebook is just a tool - it can be use for good and it can be use for bad. At the end of the day it's just a matter of choice
    • by blocking or forbid something, we are going to create the demand for it. It's normal that when something is forbidden will taste so sweet
    • Facebook can be use as a morale boost for the worker. A place where they can share their thoughts and feelings with friends and family. It can be seen as a stress release tool also
    • everybody is on social media right now, either you are the Prime Minister or the office boy, it's the trend of communication. Social media can be consider as Gen Y and Gen Z 's telecommunication (or in a lay man terms as a phone)

    So does your company or office block social media during office hours? What do you think of the policy?

    Day #25 // Today's To Do List

    Today's To Do List
    • buy presents for my son
    • install updates iOS 5.1 for all my apple devices
    • pick up movie tickets
    • organize my drawer
    • make at least one layout before bed
    • update blog
    • clean up my iphone - I need more space
    • transfer some photos to ipad
    • last minute preparation for next week trip

    Suddenly I woke up

    I had such a horrible dream last night, it woke me up and makes me cry.... I felt like Allah is trying to tell me sometihing.. Should I listen or was it just a horrible nightmare.?.. Do you ever have dream that feels so real that you want to believe it?
    When somthing like this happen I usually will be in careful mode, looking for signs everwhere and trying to figure out what it's means.....


    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

    Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Day # 24 // Things I Like to do When I'm Sick


    Things I like to do when I'm Sick

    • sleep in
    • read a novel
    • watch feel good movie / TV show
    • surfing
    • having someone to take care of me would be nice
    • online shopping
    • drink lots of water

    Things I love about school holiday

    It's a school holiday right here in Malaysia! So many plans are made to spend time with the family and during this time of the year it means a long break from work for some people.

    me

    Things I love about school holidays:
    • No heavy traffic to work
    • I don't have to rush in morning
    • I have 10 minutes to spare to do my morning exercise
    • I can have breakfast before going to work
    • I can take my own sweet time with the laundry
    • less ironing
    • taking a few days off to spend it with the kids
    • have the kids helping out with the housework

    taking a moment to...

    I was a bit busy this last few days. So many outstanding job need my attention. To steal a few moments just to catch a breath and be creative is very challenging. Sometimes I just have to force myself to hit the break paddle, pause, take a breath and savor every moment. 

    I leave you with this food for thought.


    Have a great Thursday!

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Scrapper Love // zwyck

    I am really pressing for time today. So many meetings back to back. So I am just  going to make this post quick and direct to the point. For this week’s Scrapper Love segment, I choose zwyck layouts. So beautiful and inspiring. Enjoy!

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    Notes: all images are linked for credits.

    Day #23 // If I Won the Lottery

    • the first thing I do is quit my job ( it would be nice never have to be at the office ever again)
    • buy a house for me and my kids
    • travel the world
    • set up an internet business
    • pay off all my debts and my parents debts
    • enjoy my financial freedom wisely
    • donate some of them to charity of my choice
    • take a cruise
    • write a novel

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Crazy for fonts // where stars shine the brightest

    It has been a long time since I hunt for a perfect font. I am so excited when I stumble upon this font

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    It’s a great font for journaling. To download the font click here or on the  image.

    This is how I used the font

    16weeks-web

    Credit: Tuesday's Child Kit by Studio Flergs and Kaye Winiecki.

    Hope you enjoy this kit as much as I do.

    Check out my previous selection here.

    Day #22 // Ways to Avoid Housework

    • Get out of the house
    • watch movie
    • take a nap
    • blog hopping
    • digital scrapbooking
    • read books
    • cuddle with my daughter
    • browse magazine
    • call my mother
    • exercise

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Soccer Final SEA Game // Malaysia vs Indonesia

    I am not a soccer fan cause I find it a bit stressful. My kids love them and naturally  they would want to watch the final game on TV. So my son asked me to snapped a few photos of them watching the game.

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    This is the first goal for Indonesia and it was only 5 minutes into the game. Hemmm what happened to Malaysia  team? It was not a hard goal to score.

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    He was a bit disappointed with the goal! The rest of the game they kept screaming at the screen.

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    Will Malaysia win the game or will they spend the rest of the game doing defence and not much of attacking? We will see.....

    gotto love the 80's

    I just love going back in time and I think 80's was the best year for me. Life was so simple and I have simple dreams.
    Never in a million years I would picture myself working in an office, become a mother and have such a complicated life.
    When I think of 80's ...

    • feel safe
    • happy
    • want to explore the world
    • afraid of making mistakes
    • love to be by myself



    Anyway I really love working with this kit called Totally 80's by Tathy Borges. Such a colorful and fun kit to play with.

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