Saturday, December 31, 2011

Closing the chapter

Harro readerssssss ♡

This would be my last post of YEAR 2011 cause it's NYE already!
 It only happens once a year: New Year's Eve. It's a time when hopeless can be romantic, and a resolution can become a revelation. And when one night can change everything. One magical night, It's about getting another chance to do more, to give more, to love more cause that what new year is all about, that and a good party. — New Year’s Eve (2011)
For a lazy bum like me, I couldn't be bothered to dig out photos from my albums and to recall back what happened throughout the year just to write a detailed summary of 2011 or else there will be too much to write about. I guess from now onwards, I'll just stick to the simpler version like how I wrote last year HERE.

December has finally come to its end, I'll see you next year! I can't believe that 2011 is ending in few hours times cause it felt like 2011 just started yesterday, man! Time flies real fast this year without me even realising. And who knows, the next thing happened I'm turning 21, no freaking way.

So here goes, my simple summary of 2011.
In 2011, I:
was back in my hometown for New Year
celebrated Valentine's Day with the baby boy
won 1.5k from Nuffnang for the F&N Magnolia Sherbet contest (Y)
bought my very own and first camera, CANON G12!
wrote my first advertorial
celebrated our first anniversary as well ♥♥
attended my first gathering with the fellow bloggers at Frames
cashed out my Churp2 for the first time and Nuffnang
baked red velvet cupcakes :D
had my very first part time job (speaking about spoiled brat tsk)
passed my first year of Degree entered Second Year
tried rollerskating!!!
was showered with love and care from people around me
had a great 20th birthday celebration that I had to blog about it in 3 posts
celebrated friends' birthday almost every month
learnt new thing
didn't attend any concerts T_T
was still madly in love
wasn't good enough at times
getting mails/packages from overseas
went on trip to Malacca with Kew and Joeann
experienced quite a number of the FIRST TIME moment
blog less
wrote a few advertorials and reviews
shopped A LOT
continue to gain weight
ate more than I exercised
passed my 3rd sem
went on a cuti cuti Msia trip with the family
survived Xmas
forgot my blog 4th birthday -__-
lived the life I wanted to live

Overall, I couldn't ask for a better 2011 cause frankly speaking 2011 has by far been one of the great year with more UPs than downs (: Smooth sailing I would say. I'm thankful for my family and amazing friends who never left me and will always have my back, good health and average results in studies. What more could I ask for? Maybe more wealth HAHAHA don't tell me you wouldn't want that *points around*

I guess I wouldn't be setting any resolution for 2012 cause I never seem to fulfill my resolutions by the end of every year so why not have a change in 2012, going  all resolution-less :P But definitely I'll have goals to achieve which I'll think of later...
Fresh start, thanks to the calendar they happen every year. Just set your watch to January, our reward for surviving the holiday season. Bringing on the great tradition of new years resolutions, put your past behind you and start over. It’s hard to resist the chance for a new beginning, a chance to put the problems of last year to bed. — Grey’s Anatomy.
GOODBYE 2011, HELLO 2012! 2012 is gonna be another 12 months, 52 weeks, 366 days, 8,784 hours, 54,040 minutes 3,24,000 seconds of struggle, growth, progress & experience (:

Source: Tumblr
I'll be welcoming 2012 with the baby boy later, how bout you? :D
You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one. Happy New Year, guys! Happy 2012 ♥

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Phototalkz Personalized Calendar

2012 is just 3 days away, so have you get yourself a 2012 Calendar? I've always have the habit of having a calendar, a desk calendar to be exact to keep track with my schedule, events, holidays and most importantly birthdays! I can scribble and doodle on those small boxes of the marked dates, which pretty much explains the reason I prefer desk calendar than the calendar apps in my phone. Big thanks to ElwynJigoCity, I get to design my own personalized portrait calendar all in the name of fun!
“ Phototalkz strives to create special and customized Photobooks, Calendars & Notebooks with as much care, love and quality that their customers have put into capturing their one-of-a-kind memories. They even have numerous awards to show for it. What's even awesome is that it's highly customizable/personalized designs of my choice, high definition digital color printing and hassle free design software. — JigoCity
I was given a user guide on how to use the Phototalkz software in a PDF file in order to make this whole calendar making process as easy as ABC! The manual was straight forward and easy to understand with photos attached plus the software itself is user friendly (:

First and foremost, you'll need to install the Phototalkz software from
Click “Free download for PC window version to start downloading at your desktop.
Then, just like any other softwares that you've downloaded, do the usual drills to install the software.
Click Next, Next and Install to start to installing process. Upon successful, click Finish! *sucesskid.jpg*
Then you'll have this orange icon on your desktop and let the calendar designing adventure begins :D
Double click it to start the application.
Next, you'll have to
#1. Click [Yes] to check for checking of update.
#2. Click [Yes] to view the new items that detected.

#3. Check the component/(s) that you wish to update. (I actually clicked everything LOL)
#4. Click [Install]
#5. Updating in Process....
#6. Click [Finish] to complete the download process.

Step 3
Step 6
And voila, you'll be brought to this window that has two options. Click on Create New Project.

Secondly, choose the type of PHOTOTALKZ item (s) that you wish to order, which is the Calendar 150(W)X210(H) then click NEXT
Thirdly, add in as many photos as you want using the button shown by the red arrow. Click NEXT to continue.

After that, you get to select your options for calendar; the start month, number of months, first day of the week and language. Lastly, enter your project name and off you go to start designing your very own calendar!
What I meant by user friendly is that they provide you with assistance and tips beforehand (Y)
This is how the dashboard looks like, you'll design the front cover first, drag the photo from the left column into the blank column in the middle. You can choose the page layout, background, photo frames, marks and even decorating items such as buttons, ribbons, sticky note from the tab below the middle column. You can add as many photo as you want and unlimited words to make your personalized calendar even more interesting! I've added vain photos of myself *cough* and as well as my loved ones according to their birth month and my anniversary with boyf ( ^ ω ^ ) now I won't forget any of the important dates.
This is my front cover (; and the column above shows the other 12 months of your calendar. 
Once you're done designing your calendar, now you can place your order but clicking the green shopping cart button.
A Flightcheck Result window will appear to scan through your calendar to see if there's any error or low quality photos before sending it off for printing. Now this is what they call quality service! *double thumbs up* If there's any error found, they will require you to fix it or else you're good to continue and tick at the box that you've read the terms and condition. Assuming that you've read (We all know we don't :P), there will be a window popping out requires you to log in your ID and password.
I guess most of us would be a first timer so you'll need to create and account, filled in relevant details in the form provided yadaa yadaa yadaa you know the usual drill. 

Once the account is created, you'll have to enter the quantity of calendar you would want to print, check through the billing and shipping adress, select the shipping mode and last but not least the payment mode. Once the payment is made, an order number will be generated.  

Back to the Phototalkz Taopix Software, you'll need to upload finished pages so that your project will be uploaded to their server and they will arrange for the production of the project. Lastly, they will send you an email when everything is settled. All is well *successkid.jpg*

So, all I have to do now is to wait for the mailman #likeaboss. I'm uber excited to see the end result!!! Not sure how long will it takes for the production and shipping as it is not stated but hopefully it will come by next month :D Till then, I'll blog about the outcome of my very own customized 2012 calendar.

For any inquiry, don't hestitate to contact:
Runway Sdn Bhd
19 Jalan Industri PBP 11,
Pusat Bandar Puchong Industrial Park,
Puchong, 47160 Selangor
Phone: 03-8060 6363
Website: www.
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Business Time: Monday - Friday (9.00am - 6.00pm)

What are you waiting for? Go get your personalized calendar today to make 2012 even more memorable and personal (':


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Malam Festival Seni & Anugerah Dekan 2011

Approximately two weeks back, I was cordially invited by the Department of Environmental Health (EH) to join their big event of the year; Festival Night and Dean's Award 2011. In short, it was actually a night to show their appreciation for the top scorers (CGPA > 3.7)  from every batches and also to gather all of them together for this big event.

Malam Festival Seni & Anugerah Dekan 2011 (Jabatan Kesihatan Persekitaran)
Venue: MAHSA Auditorium (JUC Campus)
Date: 14th December 2011
Time: 8pm - 11pm
Dress Code: Traditional Clothing
This event is organized by their Student Representative Committee 2010/11. 

The stage is decorated with gongs and other traditional musical instruments. 

At 8pm sharp, we welcomed the arrival of Guest of Honour, Mr. Haw Ai Beng. 

and Tuan Hj Ibrahim from the EH Department. 
Kickstart the event by a silat performance by two of their students (: 

Saw some action in between until one of them is brought down, just like any typical silat performance.

Followed by a welcoming speech by Puan Siti Nurhidayah  Bt. Rostam, the Advisor of the Student Representative Committee of EH Department.

Opening Speech by Mr Haw Ai Beng, the Head of Department (HOD) of EH Department.
And thus he officiated the Festival Night and Dean's Award for Year 2011 and to dissolve the Representative Student Committee 2010/11. 
Heartiest congratulation to those who received the Dean's Award, keep up the good work! :D
There was also 3 slots of lucky draw in between, too bad I'm not lucky enough that night. 
Here comes the highlight of the night that everyone has been waiting for, even myself. The festival night performances now begins!

#1. Indian Stick Dance (Dandiya Raas)
The beat of the songs were catchy and the dancers were really energetic, I bet everyone felt pumped up after the performance by the applause the audience gave (Y) 
#2. The Orang Ulu Traditional Dance
Orang Ulu is an ethnic designation politically coined to group together roughly 27 very small but ethnically diverse tribal groups in Sarawak. It looks a tad similar to Ngajat (Iban Traditional Dance) to me, correct me if I'm wrong. The props they used are actually handmade, I can tell it's not easy.

#3. Instrumental Performance 
They played a number of old songs using their guitars, the only song I recognized was Bunyi Guitar by P.Ramlee. 

#4. Chinese Fan Dance
Graceful and sweet. Some of them aren't even Chinese but they can dance our chinese dance so well! Besides lion dance, this is the only Chinese dance I know. Is there any other Chinese dance? #failedchinese
#5. Folk Song
I can't find any better translation other than Folk Song -_- So what made this nyanyian lagu rakyat so interesting is that this creative quadruplet made a medley out of a few folk songs such as Rasa Sayang, Jambatan Tamparuli, Lenggang Kangkung & Tinggi tinggi Gunung. 

— Tinggi Tinggi Gunung

#6. Nyanyian Lagu Irama Malaysia
Another fantastic show from another quartet, they have really great voice (: 

#7. Tarian Zapin
When you have Chinese and Indian dance, how can you not have Malay Traditional Dance? Tarian Zapin is one of them. I'm really amazed by how coordinated and entertaining their dance is despite of the large number of people dancing together. 

#8. Sketch
It was a blend of a comedy sketch with moral values. It was enlightening and tickling my funny bone at the same time. I think those students can be actors as well as their part time job perhaps? :P 

#9. Sabah & Sarawak Traditional Ethnic Dance
This dance is definitely something new for me but I still enjoy it thoroughly (: 
#10. Traditional Clothing Fashion Show (Peragaan Busana Tradisional)
The MCs of the night; they are humourous, especially the guy MC and they never fail to interact with the audiences. Kudos to them for such an interesting night. 
They portrayed different costumes from different ethnics and races such as Orang Ulu, Bidayuh, Kadazan, Orang Iban, Chinese, Malay and Indian as well. They are even asked to posed several times :P With this fashion show, the event has finally come to an end.

All in all, I'm really impressed with all of their performances, never knew that there are so many talented yet bright student from the EH Department. I was blown away and I truly enjoyed myself the whole night. Most of them are originates from East Malaysia, thus explains the variety of cultural performances they managed to pull off, especially more on the culture of Sabah and Sarawak. It is really an eye opener as well to the West Malaysians student as many of them are not aware of our East Malaysian's culture. Frankly speaking, I'm so proud to be a Sarawakian knowing that my state is rich with different cultures and ethnics. I really hope this will be an annual event in the future or maybe an event that involves the whole Uni instead of only EH Department to let everyone especially the international student to know more about the various cultures in Malaysia. 

Some group shots at the end of the event;  

The big family photo of the EH Department☺ 

The Student Representative Committee 2010/11 who had work hard day and night and put in a lot of effort to make this event a successful one. Double thumbs up for them! 

Another group photo of the comittee members and all those who are involved in the performances with their beloved HOD. Say cheese!! 

Even though I'm not from their department, they never treat me as an outsider (:
Friendly people I must say.  

If I have the chance, I would love to try on their outfit one day! 

Ending this post with me in a Kebaya (: Thanks to the EH Department for such an amazing night! 

Looking forward for more events like this in the Uni. #MAHSABOLEH!
Salam 1Msia, Salam 1EH \( ̄︶ ̄)/

Monday, December 26, 2011

MiRRORs Ambassadors Search 2011/12 Grand Finale

Guess what? The ultimate Mirrors Ambassador search is back again with even more exciting activities and heart-beating voting session for the girls to experience!

Have you heard of MiRRORs? In case you haven't,
 Mirrors is a fashion and lifestyle magazine with unique emphasis on connecting with their readers featuring columns by local bloggers, street styles segment and a shopping guide for shopaholics who are always hunting for great bargains. Mirrors is also driven by lifestyle contents to help inspire and educate readers whilst maintaining the ‘fun’ factor in hoping readers to discover new things with Mirrors! — MiRRORs 
Received two copies of MiRRORs magazine in the goodie bag during the event :D 
Now back to the MiRRORs Ambassadors Search 2011/12 I mentioned earlier..After four months of searching, MiRRORs will present to you *drum rolls* The Grand Final of Mirrors Ambassador Search for year 2011/12,

It started off by running road shows at selected local universities around Klang Valley for recruitment of contestants. Mirrors managed to enlist 482 beautiful young girls to be in the running for the Top 25 semi-finalist. These girls are from Universities such as INTI College, KLIUC, Taylor’s University, UCSO, MMU, Stamford College, Segi College, Binary University, TAR College and SunwayCollege.

The Top 25 semi-finalist selected had gone through a Phase 2 voting session and activities pumping them through in hoping of being in the Top 12 finalist. The semi-final event was held on the 4-6 November 2011 at Fahrenheit88, Kuala Lumpur. After three days of hard work, Mirrors Top 12 finalists were announced bringing them one step closer to be Mirrors Next Ambassador.

I now present you the 12 beautiful young ladies, finalists who are in the running for the MiRRORs Ambassadors Search 2011/12 Grand Finale!

Thank JQ Lee for the invite, it was a pleasure to be able to meet some of them in person in the pre-final introduction and food review event which I will blog about later. Most of them are aged 19, really young ladies I would say.
The girls introducing themselves (: 

Few of the girls who made it to the Pre-final introduction. 
All top 12 finalists will go through a set of pre-final activities such as SpartanZ Class at BodyExpress, KeepSlim Workshop, Meiko Cosmetic Workshop and attending a Diet and Nutrition Talk by Wong Yu Jin, the Official Nutritionist for Miss Malaysia Universe.

For the Grand Final of Mirrors Ambassador Search 2011/12, the Top 12 will not only be judged through online voting but also through ground voting and their performance evaluation by Mirrors special judges. Other than the highlight of the event, there will also be flash mob, fashion show and announcement of Mirrors side contest organized along with the Ambassador Search.

Mirrors Ambassador Search 2011/12 Grand Final will be held on 11th January 2012, Wednesday at Zouk Club KL. So be sure to mark your calendar, you won't wanna miss this event!

Tickets are available at the price RM75 and can be purchased by emailing to
For more information, log on to Mirrors Facebook page.
For other enquiries, you may email to or call 03-7956 7888.

See you there and may the best lady wins! :D