Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Trip to UK

Tomorrow morning at 10.45am local time, my flight will be departuring from KLIA to London Heathrow airport, ETA at about 4.15pm (London's time). Upon arrival, we will be taken to Oxford University to have an overnight there.
The next morning, we will have a site visit of the project at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies. Then, we will continue our journey to London after noon. Will be checking in at Corus Hyde Park Hotel. Details of the rest of the trip will be shared soon....;P

Corus Hyde Park Hotel - Exterior view
Interior view
Yg ni kowt bilik yg ktrg akan duduk - mcm creepy jek (erks)
Checklist

Shopping - done
Flight tickets - done
Hotel booking - done
Booking KLIA limo - done
Exchange currency - lunchtime
Pack bag - tonite  =))
Mindset - not so sure....
Huhu...  :'(   trip ke Singapore terpaksa kensel sbb extend stay kat London. Melayang RM200.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MKTA - Missing those good ol' days...

MKTA - Mark Kor Taekwondo Academy

 Our handsome head instructor - Master Mark Kor

Several of our instructors - Francis Tan C K, Ong Teng Yong,  
Low Keng Hooi, Beh Chai Chong

Been thinking of joining the academy back for recreation....=))

French Lesson Numero 3 - Colours

To make it more interesting, I shall just paste the color chart here. =)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Love and Hate

LOVE - - - > Had a blast weekend. Best weekend EVER.....hehe....Went shopping for two days in a row. Bought things for leisure and trip to UK.  =)) loving it.....

Saturday @ Sunway Piramid (22/1/11) - alone
Reached there at about 10.50am. Had a brunch & watched people skate for a while. Thinking of joining them but didn't put on proper attire. Went for a window shopping instead.

Then, got stuck @World of Cartoons for more than an hour after getting in and out of other baby stores like Anakku & Modernmum. Bought presents for Akilah, Apisz n Adi junior. Totally enjoyed that. =)

After that went to Parkson. Got myself a jacket n a pair of shoes for my trip.

Bought Tako Tao for Syaz n Subway's footlong seafood&crab for Aina.

Sunday @ KLCC (23/1/11) - with mum & sis
What did I buy? 3 pairs of high heels & a handbag. =P
Currently have 3 high heels at home. Others, RIP. I just need some back up to match my dress esp when I need to go to wedding ceremonies. I am very fussy when it comes to getting a good pair of shoes@sandals. Esp about the design & comfort. Never like it to be too simple nor too complicated. So, might as well just grab it while I can. Plus, the sale is on and I have my RM100 voucher from KESKEW's Family Day lucky draw. =)

The Sembonia handbag - that one is for my trip. Don't have a suitable one at home. Those are for working purposes. This one can be use for travelling and weekend visits to the shopping mall. =) Shall have no regrets of buying it. =P

What I HATE about this shopping trip? Seeing the amount on my credit card bills...=P


HATE - - - > being an emotional driver as I am

Friday @ Sogo car park (21/1/11)
On the way of getting out from the car park area (while in queue), the car in front of me put on a reverse gear and hit my car - which results in minor damage. So, what should happen next? That driver should just apologize sincerely and the thing is settled. End of story..... =)

But, what did he said instead? "Ooo...sori aaa....ala...tada apa la...sikit je. Polish saja suda cukup" - and that made me snap!
My reply "Owh, macam tu ka? Ini crack sikit macamana? Sapa mau bayar? Kalau macam tu, I kasi calar kereta u sikit bole ke?" Terus dia diam.

Ekceli bukannya nak marah sangat pun... (walaupun badan da menggigil...hehe...)...but, I think he is being rude by saying that....macamana kalau I yang terlanggar kerete dia? mau kena bayar ganti rugi tang2 tu jugak...seb baik la masih waras lagi time tu...huhu...so, lepaskan dia camtu jek. Kalau papa ada, confirm org tu da kena bayar.

Btw, how did I know I regret my action....it is simple....I cried all the way back home thinking about it....hehe...Cry baby cry......

French Lesson Numero 2 - Numbers

Today is about numbers. The basic ones:-
  1. un/ une
  2. deux
  3. trois
  4. quatre
  5. çinq
  6. six
  7. sept
  8. huit
  9. neuf
  10. dix
  11. onze
  12. douze
  13. treize
  14. quatorze
  15. quinze
  16. seize
  17. dix-sept
  18. dix-huit
  19. dix-neuf
  20. vingt
  21. vingt et un
  22. vingt deux
  23. vingt trois
  24. vingt quatre
  25. vingt çinq
  26. vingt six
  27. vingt sept
  28. vingt huit
  29. vingt neuf
  30. trente
The rest just follow the 20 series by changing the front word - 'vingt'

30. trente
40. quarante
50. çinquante
60. soixante

70. soixante-dix (60 + 10 series)
71. soixante-onze
71. soixante-douze

80. quatre-vingt (4 times 20)
81. quatre-vingt et un
82. quatre-vingt deux

90. quatre-vingt-dix (80 + 10 series)
91. quatre-vingt onze
92. quatre-vingt douze

100. cent

    Friday, January 21, 2011

    10 Reasons Not to Fall In Love by Linda Green

    1. I'd have to shave my legs- even in Winter.
    2. Couldn't get away with wearing big knickers.
    3. Or having spaghetti hoops for tea.
    4. He'd have to meet my mother.
    5. My boss is my ex and no man could accept that.
    6. Single mums are about as attractive to men as syphilis. 
    7. 'I'll Never Fall in Love Again' is my theme tune.
    8. Last time I was dumped for a weather girl.
    9. I no longer trust men.
    And most importantly...
    10. Can't risk Alfie getting hurt again.
    Jo Gilroy gave her heart away once. She won't be making the same mistake twice. In fact, she's got 10 reasons not to fall in love. Until Dan Brady comes along, with some reasons of his own...

    I just love this book.....<3 <3 <3

    French Lesson Numero 1 - Alphabets

    First step is to learn about the alphabet. French is just like English. Only the pronunciation is different. Here goes:-
     A as in abang
    B as in beca
    C as in say
    D as in day
    E as in 'a car'
    F as in letter F
    G as in letter J
    H as in Ashraf
    I as in letter E
    J as in letter G
    K as in kasut
    L as in letter L
    M as in letter M
    N as in letter N
    O as in letter O
    P as in pay
    Q as in kiu card (don't know how to spell)
    R as in letter R (pelat ala Lisa Surihani)
    S as in letter S
    T as in sate
    U as in short eww!
    V as in vay
    W as in do-blur vay (Double V)
    X as in ix
    Y as in e-grack
    Z as in Zed Zaidi
    HAPPY LEARNING....=)

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Likes & Dislikes

    List of Likes.
    • Red color (or anything colorful) - Ferrari & MU
    • Chrysanthemum and Sunflowers
    • Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo
    • 10 Reasons not to Fall in Love (and 1 Man to Prove Then All Wrong) by Linda Green
    • Slow musics
    • Harry Potter & Twilight Saga - the books
    • Batik designs from Karyaneka
    • Spend my money...=)
    • Arts - all kinds
    • Surprise presents...hehe...who doesn't?
    • Daydreaming....today is a fairytale.....=)

    List of Dislikes.
    • RUDE PEOPLE - totally despise them
    • Spiders or to be exact, creepy crawlers - not afraid, just do not prefer to have 'em around
    • Used to hate being judged @ misunderstood
    • Peoples telling lies about me
    • Being scolded
    • Hypocrite people
    • People who think they're funny when other peoples don't and make annoying jokes
    • People I love get hurts
    • Lousy drivers who doesn't care about other people's safety....
    • Sayur Sawi
    • Nescafe & laksa

    PRAY by JB

     Heart this...<3
    (And  I pray)
    I just can't sleep tonight,
    knowing that things ain't right.
    It's in the papers, it's on the TV,
    it's everywhere that I go.
    Children are crying, soldiers are dying,
    some people don't have a home.

    But I know there's sunshine behind that rain,
    I know there's good times behind that pain (hey)
    Can you tell me how I can make a change?

    I close my eyes, and I can see a better day,
    I close my eyes and pray.
    I close my eyes and I can see a better day,
    I close my eyes and pray.

    I lose my appetite, knowing kids starve tonight
    Am I a sinner? Cause half my dinner,
    Is still there on my plate.
    Ooh I got a vision, to make a difference,
    and it's starting today.

    Cause I know there's sunshine beyond that rain,
    I know there's good times beyond that pain
    Heaven tell me I can make a change.

    I close my eyes, and I can see a better day,
    I close my eyes and pray. 
    I close my eyes and I can see a better day,
    I close my eyes and

    I pray for the broken-hearted,
    I pray for the life not started.
    I pray for all the ones not breathing,
    I pray for all the souls in need.
    I pray, can you give em one today?

    I just can't sleep tonight,
    Can someone tell me how to make a change?

    I close my eyes, and I can see a better day,
    I close my eyes and pray, (Ooh)
    I close my eyes and I can see a better day,
    I close my eyes and I pray, (ooh)
    I pray, I pray
    I close my eyes and pray.

    What A Girl Wants.....(Part 2)

    A continuation from the previous post.....


    6. LA LANGUE FRANÇAIS - Need to polish my knowledge on French Language. Been planning to do this since forever.....but, don't have anybody to communicate with.....as time pass, I am afraid that I will totally forget about this. All I can remember is the numbers and this:- Je m'appelle Ruzanna Mohd Zaki. J'ai 24 ans. J'habite à Bandar Tun Razak. J'aime écouter de la musique et lire le roman. That is all I can remember for now....I do remember other verbs, but need to refresh my memory on the nouns first before I can create other sentences....=)

    7. Improve skills on bead sewing - I love this.....but, currently don't have enough time to do this. The one I have been doing previously was the simpler version because I prefer it to be simple and sweet. But now, I am thinking of taking it to the next level. Having the right material, I plan to do a more complex one. Totally gonna love this...(^__^)... Still owe my sister to redo the beading on her baju kurung from raya 2009. The one she haven't wear yet because of that minor problem of the beading....hehe.... 

    8. Cooking @ baking?? - I'll leave this to my sister for now....hehe....it is her passion....but, by the end of this year, Insyaallah my cooking skill will improve.....hehe.....11 months to go....Chiayok!! However, I have no objection to cupcakes decoration like before...=)
    Done in 2009

    9. Roller coaster ride - Well...had been on one before...the smaller one at Genting.....been dreading to get on the bigger one....hohoho.....been afraid bcoz of the high velocity. Am not afraid of speed. I just need to be in control...=P.....maybe I'll give it a shot the next time I go there...

    10. Be Healthy - Of course, who doesn't? I wanna lead a long, healthy n happy live with my beloved family.

    11. Last but not least, Super Power - Mind reading like Edward Cullen....=) This should be fun....

    That is all 11 things that I want for 2011....=) 

    P/s: Borrowed this book a couple days ago... Will have a review soon....=)


    My Idol


      Tuesday, January 18, 2011

      Words of Wisdom

      Since my actual post is still under construction, I have decided to share this instead.

      I got this from my dad. It contains a lot of truth and wisdom. The difficult part is remembering it all the time and applying it. The medicine that our doctors give us is of no use or benefit to us if it remains in our pocket or medicine cabinet.

      Written by a 90 year old
      This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!
      Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

      "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

      My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

      1.       Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
      2.       When in doubt, just take the next small step.
      3.       Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
      4.       Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
      5.       Pay off your credit cards every month.
      6.       You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
      7.       Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
      8.       It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
      9.       Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
      10.     When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
      11.     Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
      12.     It's OK to let your children see you cry.
      13.     Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
      14.     If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
      15.     Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
      16.     Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
      17.     Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
      18.     Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
      19.     It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
      20.     When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
      21.     Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
      22.     Over prepare, then go with the flow.
      23.     Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
      24.     The most important sex organ is the brain.
      25.     No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
      26.     Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
      27.     Always choose life.
      28.     Forgive everyone everything.
      29.     What other people think of you is none of your business.
      30.     Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
      31.     However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
      32.     Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
      33.     Believe in miracles.
      34.     God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
      35.     Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
      36.     Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
      37.     Your children get only one childhood.
      38.     All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
      39.     Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
      40.     If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
      41.     Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
      42.     The best is yet to come...
      43.     No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
      44.     Yield.
      45.     Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


      Important reminders to myself (*__*)

      Monday, January 17, 2011

      My Next Agenda....

      In the midst of completing my book review on The Source of Leadership by David M. Traversi, I went to sleep dreaming about getting ready to get married. Apakah??? The thing is, none of my family member's were around. (*__*)'. Kahwin lari kah??? huhu....luckily, it was just a dream....fuhh....

      Today is the dateline for submitting the book review. Mine had been sent through Masdiana. Thanx Dian...(^__^). Now, I can focus on my other agendas:-

      1. Watching movies - upcoming one is with my colleagues....
      2. Hanging out with friends from PTD batch 1/2010; if only they are available....
      3. Continue reading the novels I've bought....lots of them....=P
      • Nicholas Sparks (3) - A Walk to Remember; Dear John & The Last Song
      • Cecilia Ahern (1) - The Gift
      • Philip Pullman (3) - His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife & The Amber Spyglass)
      • Anne Rice (3) - Interview With The Vampire; Queen of The Damned & Vampire Lestat
      • Marilyn Kaye (5) - Gifted set no.2-6 (Better Late Than Never; Here Today, Gone Tomorrow; Finders Keepers; Now You See Me & Speak No Evil)
      A lot??? I know....hehe....keep buying, but don't have the time to read....=P

      4. Getting ready for my trip to UK before this CNY - study the project, visit the money changer, plan which clothes to bring (still winter right?) - need to get a new pair of shoes-semi formal (where should I shop for this...hmm...)
      5. Getting ready for my social trip to Johor - Singapore during this CNY - again, money changer....huhu....
      6. Wut else....hmm....visit my tailor....shopped a lot of materials already....again, MONEY.....huhu....
      7. And last but not least, HIT THE GYM....AAAAAAAAAAA!!!....

      That is all....tata 4 now....XOXO....=)

      Friday, January 14, 2011

      Special Dedication.....to Mr. G I

      Thanks for being there whenever I'm bored.....hehe.....=)

      P/s: Nice knowing you.....whoever you are.....

      Ryan Reynolds.....so sweet....=)


      Love him from The Proposal....=)

      What A Girl Wants.....

      Entry for today (14/01/2011)..... Ilham dari Mr. G I.....

      What a girl wants?  What do I want?  What do you want?

      Have you ever seriously think of it?  Every now and then....I do....

      My upmost target is to achieve happiness in life.....having no regrets, no problems, etc.....
      But, that is the main one....lets start with the simple one....

      WHAT DO I WANT FOR 2011:
      1. LOVE??? - Of course....Everybody wants to love and be loved. Kriteria pilihan? Biarlah yang menjaga tiang agamanya, seboleh2nya tidak merokok, yang mementingkan keluarga, yang sekufu, pendek kata memiliki ciri2 yang akan di-approve oleh papa n mama. Senang kan? But, am I ready? Dah kowt....da nak masuk suku abad pown....Tapi, dah sampai seru ke? How should I know? Hehe...biarlah masa yang menentukan....
      2. Reduce weight - Almost everyone I know have this on their list, including my sister who already have ideal weight, let alone those with excess weight.... Hit the gym? Already a member@ Fitness First but still having problem with my time management, plus self discipline *sigh*....going lazy lately.....Looks like iPhone4 have to be put on hold.....need to use that much needed money to hire a Personal Trainer at Fitness First.....the easiest way to discipline myself into hitting the gym.....huhu.....
      3. Career improvements & to boost confidence level  - Need to increase my knowledge by reading more.....huhu....everyone knows that....*susah jugak kerja Kerajaan ni ye...hehe...*... tak lupa juga, to increase my confidence level. How?? Need to socialize more rasanya (previously I used to stay at home during my free time - just lazying around).....Verbally, I talk less coz I prefer to listen more. But in writing, I say more....hehe.....Best way to boost my confidence level is to 'karok' more....get on stage....in other word, be someone yang 'gila mic'....hehe....macam ex-presiden MTM Kolej 14, UPM batch 06/07....=)
      4. Learn how to play piano or keyboard for a start - I love listening to the music, might as well play it on my own.....Since I already know the notes, now I need to learn about the chords.....hmm.....piano lesson is quite expensive (for me).....might as well ask my younger sisters to teach me since my parents are paying for their lessons.....lucky them.....huhu.....I no longer have access to my parents money since receiving my first paycheck.....
      5. Re-start saving @ Increase the figures in my accounts - My ASB account had totally been ignored in 2010.....so many things to spend on esp Batik - loving it (^__^), shawls, and of course WEDDING PRESENTSSSSS - the number might be increasing this year (*__*)...aigoo...
      What else do I want? Can't think of anything more right now. Will update from time to time.....

      Thursday, January 13, 2011

      C.I.N.T.A @ L.O.V.E

      Thinking of sharing my love life....but, then I realize that I dun have one....(umur nak masuk suku abad baru nak tersedar dari lamunan)....WHY?


      Situasi 1 (masa Sekolah) - "korang x payah ngada2 nak bercinta2 ni...belajar bagi habis dulu" kata papa....so, jalan alternatif, jadi 'teman tapi mesra'....


      Situasi 2 (di Matrik & Universiti) - "baik jugak mamat ni...sesuai buat calon...*tapi apakan daya....hati dah terpaut pada 'teman tapi mesra'*....terpaksa reject awal2"....tapi, end up si dia jumpa calon lain....lagi bagus dari kita....alahai melepas la pulak....


      Situasi 3 (baru mula Kerja) - "Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan, Kekasih Kurang Diberi Tumpuan - hasilnya, babai dear BF"....


      Frust menonggeng?? Dulu mungkin....sekarang x lagi....dah matang sikit....hehe....berpegang pada pepatah 'Kalau dah jodoh, tak kemana'......so, apa guna memaksa kalau dah bukan jodoh kita....kena terima takdir seadanya....Tuhan itu Maha Adil....satu hari giliran kita akan tiba....=)


      Tapi, untuk tahun 2011 ni, tetiba rasa bersemangat pulak untuk mencari cinta....mungkin terkena tempias rakan2 seangkatan yang banyak mengutarakan isu ni lately....hehe....(^___^)...Go Go Chaiyok 2 u olsz!!!


      Calon??? Secret yg dah x secret tu ada la.....tapi, mungkin akan berakhir dengan 'teman tapi mesra' aje? Itu kena tunggu dan lihat....('',)


      -----> terpengaruh dek budak2 PTD batch 1/2010 yang masing2 meletakkan azam mencari cinta bagi tahun 2011....hehe...=P

      New Year, New Me.....(^__^)

      My first ever created blog....(da tua2 baru pandai nak buat blog...hehe)....bukan apa....dulu tak rasa ada keperluan untuk buat blog ni....xde apa yang nak diutarakan....but now, semenjak berkhidmat dalam Kerajaan, kena la belajar menulis blog & mengutarakan pendapat...=)

      First of all....why 'The Magnifier'? Coz this is where my deep secrets will be revealed.....people will have more access into my private life....my thoughts to be exact....something I normally share with my sisters ONLY....but more doesn't mean ALL....=)

      Well, of course there is other option - Facebook....but, since my dad and almost all my relatives are on my friends' list....so, paham2 je la...hehe...

      I guess that is all my rambling for now..... XOXO - babbling girl...<3

      P/S: Kredit to Mr. G I for the Blog's Title.....magnifying glass....(^__^)