Moving Into A New House, And Some Other Rambles Too

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My body is still aching. I just got back from Family Day event with my ex-colleagues at De Palma Inn Hotel in Kuala Selangor (it was really fun and I’m gonna post the story about that later), then went home to Sabak Bernam to meet my parents who just got back from their vacation in Bandung, before rushing back to Muar.

This is just a quick update. After the event, we went straight home to Sabak Bernam, since it is only 60+ kilometers away. Sadly, we didn’t stay long at the house because we had to rush back to Muar. Last night, we were supposed to host a kenduri selamat at our new place, but we didn’t manage to get there in time, so the kenduri selamat started and also finished without us. A big thanks to family in law who helped us to host the kenduri… And today, people from furniture company is coming to our new house to deliver our purchases (Yeaayy, EXCITED!!).

When I was at home (Sabak Bernam), suddenly I realized that I really missed the place. I missed my cats too, but sad to say, they don’t recognize me anymore. 😦 Another one thing that I noticed yesterday was our rambutan tree. It is now starting to grow its fruits! They are all still green and yellow, but in a couple weeks, kenduri rambutan lah mak ngn ayah. 😀

Speaking about mom, I actually pity her staying alone at home since ayah is always busy with meetings, events and stuff. Maklumla.. Ketua kampung.. And it’s hard to ask them to come here too, to stay at my new house even only for few days. My parents have only been here once, which was on my wedding day. Mom has never tasted Mee Bandung Muar and I really want her to taste it (sebab everytime I gave her Mee Bandung Muar instant paste, mak akan buat and letak air banyak2 so the kuah selalu cair. Dah ckp banyak kali kuah Mee Bandung Muar pekat, mak x percaya). Yesterday when I saw her, mom said she was just fine being alone at home, but I’m still persuading her and ayah to come here this weekend. I’m gonna use all my tricks as a second youngest daughter of the family. I’m better at persuading forcing them into things compared to my little sis. In fact, I’m actually the youngest because she looks overly matured for her age. People always think I am the ‘Adik’ anyway, which pisses her off. :-p

Okay, so, back to the main point. Since we are moving into a new house, we need a lot of things especially furniture and electrical appliances. The important ones such as rice cooker, iron, vacuum cleaner, oven and many others. Not to forget, the unimportant ones such as juice and coffee maker and sandwich maker. THANK GOD, I got all this as presents on my wedding day. There are too many sets of glasses too which helps us a lot to save our money. A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU, MY DEAR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND STUDENTS who have made our life easier by giving us those. Thank you so much!

Full with a lot of stuff. Haha

The backseat is also full. Like, fully full!

Packing..

 The other day, I was thinking to host a BBQ party (house warming party lah kunun) at our new house, only if we have enough time, budget and God’s willing. It’ll be good to reunite with friends before the school starts right? But if not now during the school break, we’ll do it later. I told my husband about this idea and he just said ‘Hmmmmm……..’ *long pause*.

Honestly, I’m not sure what that means.

Owh, suddenly I miss BBQ parties that my friends and I always had when we were in Aussie.. Those marinated wings from the Valley were sooo good!! I miss the taste of it! Aiseh, kalau nanti dah pregnant,  craving wings from the Valley camane? Taknak yang lain, nak yang from the Valley jugak. Haha

The marinated wings from the Valley. If I'm not mistaken, yg ni honey with soy sauce flavour. Ke ape tah.. This picture is taken during our Aidilfitri Open House in West End, 2008

Okay, I gotta go. Today, I’m gonna soo busy being Eric Leong, decorating my house! Yeah!

p/s – Did I say this is just a quick update? Apparently, it’s not as quickie as I thought. Haha

Introducing, SAMMY WINCHESTER! No, Not The One From Supernatural.

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Regarding to this entry, I now get a new phone! YEEEAAAAYYYY! I didn’t buy it tho, it is a gift from my beloved husband, Mr.Gonzales. Hihi. I think by now, you already can guess what phone I am using. Well, I’m gonna give you the name first. Haha. In case you don’t know, it’s my thing to name all my favourite stuff.

So, let me introduce you,

SAMMY WINCHESTER

(Yes, the name is after the character Sam Winchester, from Supernatural).

Enjoy the pictures of my Sammy and keep scrolling down to see why did I choose S2 over 4S.

This is his 'baju'.

His new baju! I like the casing! So classy. Haha. And the phone string is actually given from one of my students in SKTJ, as a farewell present. 🙂

Tadaaaaa! The white Samsung S2, it's just what I want. And Sammy is so cute!

The main wallpaper+screen

The menu+apps and etc

The text messaging.. Saje try2 ngn hubby. Haha

Conversation with mom when she was in Bandung. Haha

The Facebook apps..

Whatsapp with Ida. Haha.

Okay, like I said in previous entry, I was torn apart between iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S2, and finally I stick to my decision to buy S2 that now is named, Sammy.

Before I go further, what I’m gonna write here is solely based on my point of view and ‘interviews’ from other users. It could be wrong so, it’s up to you to judge.

There are few reasons actually. The main reason is, Samsung is a better-built design compared to iPhone 4S. I mean, it’s tougher. It is proven through the drop test between 4S and S2 on a Youtube. I am not sure if that test is actually a fake, but I don’t wanna take a risk because I’m a person who always drops stuff. Ape bnda yang aku pegang x jatuh? Semuanya jatuh. Laptop pon penah jatuh. Haha.

Another reason is, I like the design of this smartphone. Although it is slightly bigger than iPhone 4S, yet it is thinner and sleeker, which I think looks more modern. I always like sleek phones. Regardless what brand they are, sleek phones are cool. And 4S is not cool enough for me. Hihi. That’s what I think lah, you can always disagree. 🙂

Some of my friends has advised me to take iPhone. Well, I think it’s mainly because that’s what they like, for example Salina. She asked me to buy iPhone, and I asked why? She said, because she SIMPLY likes Apple. Tu je. Kalau tanye lain, dier tak tau kot. Hahahaha. But to me, I know and admit that iPhone 4S is famous for its popular applications and some of them are sooo cool, but I don’t really mind. For a fact, Samsung is the best Android phone.  Apple products MAY have high quality and they are PROBABLY the best, but it is not the same case with this particular product, iPhone 4S. I have read many negative reviews about this smartphone, on the Internet and also from my friends who are using 4S. That’s why I choose Samsung S2.

The other day, I saw some of Apple fans wrote this somewhere on a few websites when Samsung Galaxy S2 keep winning the argument of which one is better, Hate Apple = Can’t Afford Apple. Haha. Is this a joke? Because if it is, then it is a good joke, it’s really funny!

And no, I don’t hate Apple. In fact, I’m dying to get a Macbook if this Fifi Winchester (my pink Vaio laptop) dies on me one day. It’s just that, I’m not into iPhone 4S because I think (I repeat, I THINK), unlike any other Apple products which are mostly genius, this particular gadget from Apple, is not so much.

Okay, I rest my case.

iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S2?

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I need a new phone. I have been wanting one since I lost my beloved Nokia (it was stolen), which was almost 4 months ago. At that time, rumours had it that iPhone 5 would be coming soon. Well, it has now arrived, but the name is iPhone 4S. So, I had made up my mind that I would totally buy it. Then…………. I heard about Samsung Galaxy S2. It is a battle of which one is better compared to the other. It is a tough battle for iPhone I think, since Samsung Galaxy offers similar, probably BETTER features, for A LOT LOWER PRICE, which attracts a lot of people, including me.

Up to this point, I am still torn apart whether I wanna get an iPhone or an Android, and I am just clear about one thing, ‘I’m gonna get a new phone before the school break starts’. So, I googled to find the information about these two smart phones so that I won’t regret my decision later.

I found a great article, at this website. It gives crystal differences (strengths or weaknesses, whatever you call it) and I think it’s very helpful for those who are still deciding which one of these two is gonna be their new baby.

In case you are too lazy to click on the website, here I’m quoting few points mentioned in that article.

The Look and The Feel

Besides the fact that S2 is slightly larger yet thinner than iPhone 4s, still, “When it comes to the quality of the construction both are very well made, and while the overall feel of the iPhone 4S is better. The Samsung Galaxy S2 uses Gorilla Glass, which is much, much tougher than the screen of the iPhone S4. The evidence of this is in the testing, and this video shows just how much better the structure of the Samsung Galaxy S2 really is at withstanding damage.”

Performance

The performance of these two is quite SIMILAR, however, “While the A5 chipset used in the iPhone 4S is slightly less powerful than the Galaxy S2, it is still twice as powerful as the original iPhone 4. This means that while the difference between the S2 and the 4S is pretty small, you will definitely notice the difference if you are upgrading your iPhone!”

Utilities

“While the list of Android apps is growing fast, it is still a long way off matching the huge amount of iStore apps that can be downloaded. If you are looking for niche apps for your smart phone, you may have more luck with the iPhone for a while longer yet!”

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.0 offered by iPhone 4s is obviously much better than Bluetooth 3.0 by Samsung Galaxy S2, but “When it comes to connectivity the Samsung Galaxy S2 bring the benefit of 4G to the table. This means you actually get decent connection speeds, which are much faster than those of 3G (Which is as fast as the iPhone 4S goes). While 4G is a huge advantage in speed, 4G coverage is still a little low in many areas. So it may still be a while before you will see the benefits of this regularly.”

Camera 

Both camera offers 8 megapixel at the back but Samsung Galaxy S2 also comes with 2 megapixel camera at the front. Even though so, “Both the cameras are great quality, and while they don’t really compare to a stand alone camera, they are fantastic from a smart phone standpoint.”

Okay. Enough quotation. I don’t think I need another one second to decide which of these two babies I’m gonna buy.
My mind is finally made up, and I’m gonna buy ‘it’ soon!

Which ‘it’? I’ll announce it later. After I buy it, of course. Toodles.

To Look Good, Is To Feel Good

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It’s the weekend now! The room is messy and I decided to tidy it. But well, with hubby sleeping in the bed, his T-shirts and jeans all over the room, not helping at all I may add, makes me reconsider that thought. Unlike the other night when he was doing the same thing (again), this time, I decided not to be mad. Anger equals to wasting energy. So, I just smiled and threw all of his clothes on the floor, on the stool, on the bed to the laundry basket, and after that, FOCUSED ON MY MAKE-UP TABLE. ONLY. I’ll get back to the tidying part later.

Dusting the table, forcing me to rearrange my precious little things on the table such as lipsticks, eyeliners, brooches, lotions and stuff. So, why not I take pictures of them before kemas balik kan? Just for fun.

My lipsticks+lipgloss collection. Actually, there's another one with darker colour, but I think I lost it.

My eye make-up! Yes, I don't use them all but this collection of mine, is my favourite!

Treatment and some make-up for my face. As you can see, I don't use much product for my face. Just a moisturizer, BB cream, and compact powder, and a blusher for finishing if I go out. My face is quite sensitive.

I have wasted so much money on this? Never mind, they're all worth it. Haha

My set of brushes.

Owh, my Cohort 3 friends! Any of you still have this?

My perfume. I only have a few. Unlike some people, I love to have my own signature scent. If this one is finished, I'll go and buy the same one. 🙂

Brooches and bangles.. :-D. Owh, do you notice that Australia stamp that I have in the box? It's been 5 years and still keep it until now.

Lotion and talcum powder, dedodorant and stuff..

After I rearranged them. There's an Adara White on the pink box, that's my supplement.

What's in the box??

I honestly, seriously don’t use them all. There is a lot of stuff that I bought and have never used it at all. It just makes me happy buying those and seeing my collection gets bigger, that’s all. And I love to add more to my brooches and bangles collection. So, feel free to give me those as presents. HAHAHAHAHA

Okay, bye.

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”
Gwyneth Paltrow