Friday, May 29, 2009

Earth Hour Contest

I need some help with a voting thing. Now first of all.... i don't really like entering competitions and I usually never win anything. But at my boss's request, I recently sent in an entry to a contest in WWF talking about Earth Hour and how our event at Lot 10 and Starhill has encouraged us to conserve energy in our daily lives.
The topic was "How you successfully reduced electricity bill compared to previous month.
Be as creative as possible."

And whatd'ya know...I got shortlisted.

So anyway, would really appreciate your votes!!

Go To:
Vote for: Earth Hour Every Week

Thank You!!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

why do birds sing?

"I want to hear...REALLY hear"
- do read this amazing article at Hygge House

Sunday, May 24, 2009

TMJ (part 2)

I finally get down to visiting the dentist and I go to my moms dentist in Bagan Ajam. My mom introduces us and i say "Nice to meet you" and he goes "Really??? This is the first time I've heard someone was glad to meet a dentist!"

So anyway, after prodding around my mouth he asks me what the problem was. So I tell him that my splint (retainers) for the TMJ problem is torturing me. I first blogged about that way back in 2007. It had cut my gums - caused it to develop ulcers which were so bad I thought it was cancer. (not kidding!)

Yes i'm a lil bit Hypochondriac.

But anyway those went away as soon as i stopped wearing my retainers but my jaw is still lop-sided, and i still can't bite an apple or eat a burger, or sing or smile too wide, or chew meat etc.
Hence my sudden love for porridge.

Well this dentist then advised me to go get an Orthopedic assesment, x-ray my jaw and then perhaps visit the Maxillofacial surgeon again to seek alternate treatment and then perhaps visit an Orthodontist to fix the problem.

That's a whole string of different doctors in different places! After two years, its getting pretty tiring, but I sure hope someone would have an answer soon!

In the mean time.... I'm gonna be in BM a couple more days, so yeay!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

The Perfect Day

Found via Le Love


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

mouse killer

"Dust to dust, for richer or for poorer, in sickness or in health, may the force be with you, because you're worth it. Amen and out." - Karen's poem in Outnumbered

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5 things you probrably never knew

1) I watch a heap load of movies/series. It's not only cause I'm an overly enthusiastic movie buff. It's called escapism.

2) The no. 1 thing on my wish list is a mini sewing machine. (hah!)

3) I've been able to waltz since I was 13.

4) I hate explaining my mixed parentage. One day, I'm just gonna say I'm half Samoan, a quarter African-Egyptian and a quarter Greek.

5) I don't like it when people I hardly know or my colleagues call me 'Mel'. If you don't know me well enough to know my last name or can't pronounce it, please stick to 'Melisa'.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

nupe. never been.

yes its true.....for the gazillion-th time..... i have never been to The Gardens.
For real.
I haven't even stepped into Mid Valley for close to two years. (maybe more)

Just because.

It's also waayyyy outta' my zone.
If I need anything.... there's always 1U, The Curve, Ikea, Ikano, Giant.
and in KL I have Lot 10, Pavilion, Sg Wang, BB Plaza, Times Square (Krispy Kreme!!!!!)

seeeee, I don't ever need/want to go to The Gardens.

but perhaps I'll cave if you say you'll drive. :D


Friday, May 15, 2009


For real?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Weekly Picks

Also check out this weeks picks! Been a lil slow on the links lately cause I've actually been concentrating on working. (hah!)
For Real!

- This is seriously uber cool if you've got the patience and a ton of old casette tapes you wont ever use again.

- This is the official site for one of my favourite short film which helped me gain perspective when I was a bit uninspired. :)
Check it!

- Since my friend's planning her wedding on a low budget I started to surf around and came across Off Beat Bride. Totally cool ideas if you're planning for an unconventional type wedding. =D

- Melissa sent this video over and went on raving about this dude and I must say he's REALLY good! Check him out at Singindork888

- Jo told me bout this site called Worth1000 which is all about image editing and they've got contests running pretty often. SO if you think you're a Photoshop whizz, give it a try!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

the one with the train ride

The sun is out in full force, the sky a cloudless blue. I quicken my steps pass the pedestrians idly strolling by. My eyes squint as it catches the sun rays almost blinding me as I side step the diseased begger.

I hear the annoying beep of the traffic lights as it signals for blind pedestrians and dart across the street before the street vendors have a chance to call out in hopes I'd buy something.

My Touch & Go beeps that familiar *blip* as I scan it and move towards the escalator. The platform - packed as usual. People - stare as usual. And I whip out my book flipping to the last chapter. I'm almost done! My first book in two months! Gobbled up all in one weekend.

There's just this desire for words. To consume all that I can. Hoping they'll in turn pour out Bigger? Better? More eloquent? Fluid? Maybe after the 'dry spell' I'm filling up again. But I know I'm only as creative as I allow myself to be.

As I soak in the words and what they mean I realise this dude's just like me. Lost. Jaded. Unfulfilled. But most of all broken. Boy do I have a penchant for picking books that thwack me right in the head. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart—These, O God, You will not despise." All is not in vain. See my affirmation's right in this book.

My mind floats away into a space where chronology doesn’t count: I am back on the streets of my adolescence, lost in a book, or talking to my girlfriend on the phone as we giggle about the boys at Sunday school.

I've stopped reading as you probably can tell. I must look like I'm emptily gazing out the window. A flicker of annoyance. I flinch. I read my expressions too well.

When does melancholy seep in? What marks that pivotal moment where a bright eyed cheery kid looses that sparkle in his/her eye and begins that downward spiral into a melancholic state (which some might refer to as depression unless you're also in denial about being melancholic in the first place and think you're just having a bad week - for weeks)

Someone once told me that everyone wears masks in order to navigate the world. Can I just wake up and decide to be intellectual and blond today?

I think that 'mask theory' is flawed. No I'm not gonna explain.

Looking around I see ... really see the faces around me. Lonely? Frustrated? Impatient? Pensive? There's one that looks happy. And another. Tiredness. Evident on most faces. I'm sure I look pretty much the same.

There's a heat wave on the very day I decide to take the train. Blast this damned heat.

I turn back to my book. The guy beside me tries to read over my shoulder and I let him. After all, my book says 'Jesus' a lot and it has words like 'revival' and 'repent' and everyone seems to cry a lot.

I'm almost at my stop when I'm done with the book. I feel like leaving the book on the seat. You know, start book crossing. But its not MY book.

At Bukit Bintang, I rush out of the train eager to get to the office. I almost run down a pint sized woman and inwardly shout at myself to slow down. After all.... the world is already moving faster than I can keep up with. It's almost mid-May and I've yet to dream beyond the second quarter... Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.

And I remember what Carrie Bradshaw once said “As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going.”

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Sunday, May 10, 2009


I tried writing a post three times and failed miserably. I think I've hit a blank wall, and then some. This writer needs some inspiration and change. Grr.
Owh but Happy Mothers Day mom.
Stop listening to that song that makes you cry. I'll write you another. :p
Love you loads!!!