Friday, February 25, 2011

Dunia Ini Aku













Pagi-pagi ini, ada orang bertanya pada saya,

"Adakah anda rasa dunia ini anda yang punya?" 

LOL

Cute people are cute ^^

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Kyoko with Calla Lilies

 

Skip Beat 171 has Kyoko wearing an awesome frilly dress and her image is drawn with my favourite Calla lilies.. it makes an awesome image..! <3  This makes me love Skip Beat more..!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

AWESOME CLASSICS ARE AWESOME!


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                                           Theme from TOEI's 1981 Swan Lake which is actually
                                                         an adaptation from Tchaikovsky Swan Lake piece
A lot of people who knows me would probably not know this. I am a classical symphony lover. I don’t know when it started but most probably when I watched Disney’s Sleeping Beauty AND TOEI’s Swan Lake. I was so fascinated by the music score that I watched both movies again and again. And Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake remains my most favourite arrangement. I profess I don’t know music, nor music scores if my life depends on it (heh) but I adore classical arrangements, especially something that has to do with violins. If I were given a chance to play a musical instrument, it would be violin :)

Alas, playing musical instrument is not allowed IN MY FAMILY-think the infamous dialogue from Ibu MertuaKu, “Shapa itu Kassim Selamat?...”  and you’ll get my drift hurr.

Nonetheless, listening to orchestrated songs are more melodious to my ears. That’s why I don’t often listen to Malay songs. To me they are too simple and utilize so few instruments. Other nations use a lot of musical instruments quite elaborately. Take Hindi songs for example. You would notice the use of the orchestra. That’s why A.R Rehman RULEZZ. He’s a magnificent composer. Japanese and Koreans also use orchestrated music quite gloriously hmm..

I’m not dissing local talents. But we don’t have another P.Ramlee. Now he’s a BRILLIANT COMPOSER and MAGNETIC SINGER. Due to influence from Hindi movies, he composed his songs with elaborate instruments. That’s why his songs are still listened till today. AND YOU ASK THE SECRET OF HIS SONGS’ POPULARITY when you compose only with a guitar or God forbid, POLIPHONIC MELODY!! That’s why Indonesian songs are famous, because they are influenced by Japanese. Nope, don’t quote me, there’s no research to prove it, but when you check the aspirations of Indonesian singers and composers, most of them would say, LUNASEA and L’ARC EN CIEL , etc etc.

OK with the rant. I LOVE CLASSICAL MUSICS but it seems nobody in my family share my interest. They say its blaring blah blah. Sometimes I wonder why am I cursed with these ability to detect melodious tones eheh XP 

I wish one day i would get to attend a CLASSICAL CONCERT. My wishlist is of course the PLAY SYMPHONY. It’s an orchestra symphony that plays arrangements from vdeogames/animation and whatnot. EMINENCE is nice too but both HHHNNNGGG are too far… so for now I could only pacify myself with youtube. Checkout the vid of them below. The firat is Eminence playing my favourite Yuki Kajiura score from Tsubasa Chronicle OST, Song of Storm and Fire and the second is PLAY Symphony playing my FFVII favourite score-One Winged Angel aka SEPHIROTH!! dumdum!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tertipu Tipah Tertipu

Bile bace kisah ni, teringat plak ape yang berlaku pada adik sy pada bulan 12 haritu. Adik sy ke Giant shopping. Pastu die balik bawa water filter untuk dihadiahkan kepada emak. Masalahnye, die beli water filter tuh harganya RM1,000. Ape ke gamaknye mahal beno?Siap eksen lagi, dia ader beli heating gas ngan microwave. Tapi yang 2 tuh tak dapat lagi sbb dia kene bayar RM2,000. Again, ape ke mahal bebeno?

Takdelak cam barang berjenama. Pastu die kate dia TERPILIH utk beli ketiga2 barang tersebu pd harge RM3,000. Tapi nanti dia akan bayar kemudian. So basically barang jenama China tuh setiap satu RM1,000. Masha-Allah. Menangis pekerja kilang kat China kalau tau dia penat2 assemble barang2 tersebut tapi gaji die cikai jer sedangkn dijual di Msia ngan harga yang melampau tingginya mengalahkan barang2 Jepun cam Panasonic.

Adik sy menguatkan hujah betapa beruntungnya beli barang tuh ngan mengatakan salesman tuh kata dia TERPILIH, siap call lagi bos die. Heh. Dengar citer nih aku dah tau. Confirm adik aku mangsa GORES DAN MENANG. Aik, belajar sampai uni pun gullible gak? Apatah lagi mereka2 yg setakat SPM jer.


Sy pun pernah didekati oleh parasit2 takguna nih. 2 KALI. Sekali di TESCO IPOH, sekali di MYDIN SELAYANG. Biasala, modus operandi, cari wanita yg berjalan sorang. Kalau unmarried lg bagus, sbb xde laki die nk pi perambat kalau found out kene tipu.

Yang tak tahan tuh, kasi kad suruh gores(atau koyak mase kat Selayang) dgn alasan kalau gores dapat RM1 UTK DIE. Kite kesian die nih, so kite gores la kan. Alih2 DIA JERIT “AKAK, AKAK MENANG NI, AKAK AKAK MENANG NIH” Bapak punyela kuat, satu parking lot dengar. Yang pelik tuh Pak Guard TESCO Ipoh tuh buat dek jer, ape, ade share ke? Sy un membalas lakonan tdi tuh dgn “Ye ker. Kalau camtuh adik jela amik, akak bagi kat adik..” Terkedu mamat tuh. Haha. Yang kat Mydin Selayang tuh MERAYU2 SRUH KOYAK kertas tuh. Pekejadahnye aku nk layan. BOSAN tengok lakonan manusia. Pelakon drama TV Melayu berbayar lakonan mereke dan kureeng pandai berlakon pun aku tak minat, apatah lagi ko mamat woii.. terlalu over the top, dibuat buat dan mengada2.

Sebenarnya, ade gak kawan sy dah kene. RM15 RIBU melayang. Kesian die. Sebab tuh sy tahu. And PUH-LEEZ la, nak berlakon. SAYA CIKGU TAU. Hari2 mengadap lakonan manusa AKA anak murid. Bile tak siap homework, tuh diaa..kluar segala bakat terpendam-P Ramlee ade, Robert Downey Jr ade, A R Badul pun ade. Lagi KELASS DAN MANTAP. Setakat jerit penuh excitement tepi longkang tuh apela sangat ceh..


Sambung balik kisah adik sy. Adik sy sedar die kene tipu, pucat abih muke die. Pastu ajak sy pi pulangkan barang tuh dan dapatkan balik RM1,000. Heh. Of course, mamat tuh tunjuk slip yang di tandatangani oleh adik sy mengatakn ‘BARANG YG DIBELI X BOLEH DIPULANGKAN’. Ape lagi, sy pun naik panas ler. SAPE AJAR BELI BARANG XLEH PULANG? Wahai pembaca2 blog ini sekelian, SETIAP BARANG YG DIBELI BOLEH DIPULANGKAN KALAU ADA MASALAH. Itu adalah HAK KITA SEBAGAI KONSUMER.

Mamat tuh nk pujuk adik sy tp sy tak bagi muke. In the end, die pulangkan duit sbb tak mahu kitaorang semua bising, and takut bakal2 mangsa lain akan terdengar. Tapi muke mamat nih Ya Allah MACAM BAGUS. Ape, makan duit haram tuh berkat ke? Hidup bole senang? Kepala tuh hiasan je ker?
Kalau anda mangsa, report ke Tribunal Pengguna.

Sekian citer sy. Timakacih :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

BIRTHDAY FLOWERS ----`--@

 I'm Leo but I think I have different taste in flowers. My favourite flowers are Casablanca lily, pictured left. I love it soo much that  decorated the school library with it (next to the sofa) And my house's living room!




 I am also a huge fan of Calla lily. But it's hard to find, even the fake ones! I had to throng the entire Nilai 3 and found it in only a few shops. And the price is exorbitant too!







Birthday Flower
Most people have heard of Birthstones, well the following list is of Birthflowers.

JANUARY
Flower: Carnation, Snowdrop

FEBRUARY
Flower: Primrose, Violet

MARCH
Flower: Jonquil, Violet

APRIL
Flower: Daisy, Sweet Pea

MAY
Flower: Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley

JUNE
Flower: Honeysuckle, Rose

JULY
Flower: Larkspur, Water Lily

AUGUST
Flower: Gladiolus, Poppy

SEPTEMBER
Flower: Aster, Morning Glory

OCTOBER
Flower: Calendula, Cosmos

NOVEMBER
Flower: Chrysanthemum

DECEMBER
Flower: Holly, Narcissus, Poinsettia

Colours There are many different colour traditions and these can be affected by culture, function, application etc. The following is a general rule of thumb in regard to choosing the right coloured flowers to portray the correct sentiment.
You can base your colour choice on traditional associations or scientific choices.

Traditional Colour Choice
These traditional colour choices mainly apply to roses but may also be applied to other flower types.
  • Red roses mean romantic love.
  • Purple roses signify that the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight.
  • Coral and orange roses signal desire.
  • Yellow roses are joy and friendship.
  • Pink roses express our gratitude and appreciation.
  • Light pink roses show feelings of admiration and sympathy.
  • Peach is more indefinite, as it can signify either sympathy or gratitude.
  • White roses show meaning of reverence and humility.
Scientific Colour Choice People respond to different colours in different ways, and these responses take place on a subconscious, emotional level. Specific colours have different effects on the human brain:
  • Black : self-confidence, power, strength
  • Blue : calming, lowers blood pressure
  • Green : soothing, relaxing mentally as well as physically, helps those suffering from depression, anxiety, nervousness
  • Violet : provides a peaceful environment
  • Pink: relaxes, relieves tension, soothing
  • Yellow : energizes, relieves depression,
  • Orange : energizes, stimulates
  • Red : stimulates brain wave activity, increases heart rate, respirations and blood pressure
Star signs Aries
  • Aries are a Fire Sign which means they are passionate, enthusiastic, adventurous
  • Flowers & Plants for an Aries: Opuntia cactus (prickly pear), celosia (cockscomb), thorn-bearing shrubs, red roses, tulips, red peppers, amaryllis
Taurus
  • Taurians are Earth Signs which means they are home-loving, conventional, gourmand
  • Flowers & Plants for a Taurus: sweet William (Dianthus barbatus), scented stock, fruit-bearing trees, lavender, lilac, aster, lily of the valley, sweet pea
Gemini
  • Gemini is an Air Sign and they are talkative, lively, intellectual
  • Flowers & Plants for Geminis include: Solanum (Winter cherries), ranunculus, maidenhair fern (Addiantum), solidago (goldenrod), acacia (mimosa, wattle), daffodil, nut-bearing trees, cactus
Cancer
  • Cancerians are Water Signs meaning they are secretive, protective, caring
  • Flowers & Plants for the Cancerians are: cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), Ammi (Queen Anne's lace), delphinium, ferns, plumbago, passionflower, hydrangea, iris
Leo
  • The mighty Leo is a Fire Sign, they are extrovert, faithful, larger than life
  • Leo's Flowers & Plants are: safflower (Carthamus), croton, Joseph's coat (Codiaeum), marigold, gerbera, crocosmia, dahlia, clivia, sunflower
Virgo
  • Virgo comes under the Earth Sign and they are generally practical, modest, perfectionist
  • Virgo Flower& Plant choices include: monkshood (Aconitum), hypericum ( St John's wort), chrysanthemum, eucalyptus, veronica, violet, ivy, thistle
Libra
  • Librans are Air Signs, they are elegant, diplomatic, romantic
  • Libran Flowers & Plants are: chincherinchee (Ornithogalum), Moluccella (bells of Ireland), Cymbidium orchid, gardenia, tea roses, tuberose, freesia, gladiolus
Scorpio
  • The Scorpio is a Water Sign. The Scorpio is sensual, determined, dangerous
  • Flowers & Plants for Scorpio include: venus fly trap (Dionaea), Alpinia (pink ginger), Amaranthus (love lies bleeding), red hot poker (Kniphofia), hibiscus, peony, cactus, anthurium
Sagittarius
  • Sagittarius is a Fire Sign, they are straightforward, optimistic, playful
  • Sagittarian Flowers & Plants include: Eremurus (foxtail lily), eustoma (lisianthus), Liatris (blazing star), carnation, crocus, muscari, berried plants, allium
Capricorn
  • Capricorns come under the Earth Sign, they are hard-working, ambitious, respectable
  • Capricorn Flowers & Plants are: statice, holly, African violet, ivy, philodendron, kentia palm, snowdrop, jasmine
Aquarius
  • The Aquarians fall under the Air Sign they are forward-looking, unconventional, independent
  • Aquarian Flowers & Plants include: Eryngium (sea holly), arum lily (Zantedeschia), bird of paradise (Strelitzia), pitcher plant (Sarracenia), banksia, protea, yucca, aloe
Pisces
  • Pisceans are Water Signs, they are intuitive, humorous, compassionate
  • Flowers & Plants for the Pisces include: madonna lily (Lilium candidum), Euphorbia marginata, Cyperus (papyrus), stephanotis, jasmine, lilac, narcissus, gypsophila 
Adapted from here

    CReaTIVIty MYTh

    from http://www.jpb.com/creative/article_creative_myths.php

    10 CREATIVE MYTHS

    Over the years, I have heard a lot of people say a lot of daft things about creativity. Some of those things, I hear again and again. What's worse, a lot these daft notions – or myths – about creativity are detrimental to the creative process. So, let's end this once and for all. Below are 10 creative myths. If you share these with everyone in the world, these myths will go away.

    1. “I am not creative”

    I have heard a lot of people say precisely that: “I am not creative”. The truth, of course, is that we are all creative. That's what differentiates us from Parrots who can say clever things put couldn't have a creative idea if their lives depended upon it. The truth is we are all creative. And while some people are naturally more creative than others, we can all have very creative ideas. The problem is, as we grow older, most of us learn to inhibit our creativity for reasons relating to work, acceptable behaviour and just the notion of being a grown-up.

    2. “That's a stupid [or daft, or silly, or ridiculous] idea”

    People say this kind of thing to colleagues, family and even to themselves. Indeed, this is one reason why people believe they are not creative: they have got into such a habit of censoring their creative ideas, by telling themselves that their ideas are stupid, that they no longer feel creative. Next time you have an idea you think is stupid, don't censor it. Rather, ask yourself how you could improve the idea.

    3. “Creative people always have great ideas”

    Rubbish! Creative people always have ideas. Whether they like it or not, they are having ideas and sharing those ideas (often with people who tell them their ideas are stupid, no less!) every waking hour of the day. Of those ideas, a precious few are great. Many are good, Many are mediocre and a precious few really are stupid ideas. Over time, we tend to forget creative people's weak ideas and remember their great ideas.

    4. “Constructive criticism will help my colleague improve her idea.”
                                                                                                                   
    5. “We need some new marketing ideas for the upcoming product launch. Let's get the marketing people together and brainstorm ideas.”
    This is a sure recipe for coming up with the same kind of marketing ideas you have had in the past: ie. uncreative. Brainstorming, as well as ideas campaigns and other group ideation events get the most creative results with the widest variety of participants. Want marketing ideas? Then bring in sales, accounting, human resources, financial, administrative, production, design, research, legal and other people into the brainstorming event. Such a wide range of knowledge, experience and backgrounds will encourage a wide range of ideas. And that results in more creative ideas.

    6. “In order for our innovation strategy to be a success, we need a system of review processes for screening ideas and determining which ideas to implement.”
    In fact, the review process is very often about eroding creativity by removing risk from ideas. The most important component for corporate innovation is a method of soliciting and capturing focused business ideas. The ideas campaign approach – where you challenge employees to submit ideas on specific business issues, such as “in what ways might we improve product X?” is the best way to focus innovation. A transparent tool that allows employees to submit, read and collaborate on ideas is the best way to focus creative thinking. And, framing your challenges effectively is arguably one of the most important aspects of successful corporate innovation. (see http://www.jpb.com/ideamanagement/ for more information on the ideas campaign approach to innovation). Yes, reviewing ideas is important. But first you need to be generating the creative ideas so that they may be reviewed.

    7. “That's a good idea. Let's run with it”

    When we are looking for ideas, we have a tendency to stop looking and start implementing with the first good idea that comes to mind. Unfortunately, that means that any great ideas you might have had, had you spent more time thinking, are lost. Moreover, good ideas can often be developed into significantly better ideas with a little creative thought. So, don't think of a good idea as an end – rather think of it as a beginning of the second stage of creative thought.

    8. “Drugs will help me be more creative”
    The 1960s drug culture and glamour of musicians and artists getting high and being creative led to this myth. And, possibly a little bit of drugs or alcohol will loosen your inhibitions to the extent that you do not criticise your ideas as much as you might had your inhibitions not been loosened. A lot of drugs or alcohol, however, will alter your mind and may very likely make you believe you are being more creative. But to people watching you, you will just seem like someone who is very high.

    9. “If it ain't broke, don't fix it.”

    Just the other day I was at a workshop where some people were complaining about a colleague who always had ideas. Worse, he wanted to use those ideas to change processes that were working perfectly well. Sadly, too many of us (but not you, of course) are like the complainers. If something works well as it is, whether it is a machine or a process, we often feel there is no need to change the way it works. Fortunately, Dr. Hans von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle didn't think like that – or we'd still be flying in propeller aeroplanes. Bear in mind that propeller aeroplanes were working perfectly fine when the two gentlemen in question individually invented the jet engine
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    10. “I don't need a notebook. I always remember my ideas”
    Maybe. But I doubt it. When we are inspired by an idea, that idea is very often out of context with what we are doing. Perhaps a dream we had upon waking inspires us with the solution to a problem. But, then we wake up, get the children up, have breakfast, run through in our minds an important presentation we'll be giving in the morning, panic that the kids will miss their bus, run for the train, flirt with an attractive young thing on the train, etc - until late afternoon when you finally have time to think about the problem. How likely are you really to remember the idea you had upon wakening?

    Based on an article (by Jeffrey Baumgartner) published in Report103, 22 November 2005 issue
    © 2005 Jeffrey Baumgartner