Sunday, May 24, 2009

Port Dickson

Last weekend, we had our department outing to PD. In the early morning, had an obstacle course and at night had some sort of a jungle trekking using a compass as guide to reach a destination.... and we played games the whole day under the sweltering sun and it's so darn hot! Over-all it was fun though:)

breadfruit (has anyone tried this before?)


bye bye blackbird




blowing white powder:)









The day is done, and the darkness
Falls from the wings of Night,

As a feather is wafted downward

From an eagle in his flight


- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Christian Bale Rant

Christian Bale has gone ballistic on the set during the filming of terminator. Now trust some blokes would create creative stuffs out of it..

funny:D



ranting (a new kind of rap?:) ...


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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cello

Just bought a Yo-yo Ma and Miles Davis cds last Friday.




While checking out videos in Youtube, came across Han Na Chang, she also plays the cello. She looks so cute and the expressions on her face is so delightful:)
. Now watch her play Haydn's Cello Concerto 3rd movement Allegro Molto and then compare with Yo-yo Ma.



Thursday, May 14, 2009

Okuribito

I wanna watch this movie!!



Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, DEPARTURES is a delightful journey into the heartland of Japan as well an astonishingly beautiful look at a sacred part of Japans cultural heritage. Departures follows Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki), a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and who is suddenly left without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over.

He answers a classified ad entitled Departures thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency only to discover that the job is actually for a Nokanshi or encoffineer, a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of Nokanshi, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed.

The film follows his profound and sometimes comical journey with death as he uncovers the wonder, joy and meaning of life and living. A story of love, of discovery, of revelation and of the transcending human spirit, Departures will linger in your heart and mind long after viewing.

Genre:Drama
Director:Yojiro Takita
Cast:Masahiro Motoki, Ryoko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Three's company

There's a cutie intructor in the gym's group exercises! (well i find him cute:) and I just like his 'happy' personality:) One nite, I joined his class again (my second time). Then later on got the chance to chitchat with him in the locker room. On the way out, bumped into him again and asked:

Me: 'your name is -----, rite?' (i first checked the schedule board to get his name hehe).

Him: 'yes, and you are?'

he extended his hand (we are officially acquainted now :)

Him: 'wanna go for drinks?'

Me: 'sure, but I'm with my friend'.. and introduced buddy... (Darn, i'm like a cow dung and buddy is a pesky fly just keep on hovering haha.. kidding)

We end up having dinner the three of us... and buddy is so quick to get his no. ..
Hmmm I'm not gonna miss his classes:D

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scents & Sensibility

I've always love fragrances. I've tried many brands, some for a short while, others for a couple of years.

Fragrance preference is really an indivual choice, it may work on somebody but not on you. Some of my all time favorites include Clinique Happy and L'Eau d'Issey for Men.

A few years back, one of my friends was using Clinique Happy and I just love how he smells then;) He gave me the still half full bottle and when its been used up I bought another one. And so there was a year when I was smelling Happy almost everyday :)


I also had a friend who was wearing Karl Lagerfeld Photo, I thought he smells so sexy and very masculine. But when I put it on me, I just find it too strong it gave me headache:(

For day use, I would choose the likes of Versace Eau Fraiche, Euphoria Men or even Zegna Intenso..... while for night outs, that would be the more stronger woody stuff like Boss In Motion Green (i remember was wearing this one time while clubbing a couple of years back and there's one guy keep sniffing me hah:), Polo Blue and such. I find L'Eau d'Issey is okay to use anytime.

I usually buy small trial bottles (I also like to collect them) and feel if I really like it.. Anywayz, these are some that I've used before (not all are my faves though) and some I'm currently using...




Olfactive Group:
Woody Floral Musk

Top notes are lavender, mandarin orange, hawthorn, nutmeg flower, cedar, bergamot, chamomile and lemon; middle notes are nutmeg, honeysuckle, carnation, sandalwood, violet leaf, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and cedar; base notes are leather, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, musk and vetiver. Fahrenheit was launched in 1988.*


Olfactive Group: Citrus Aromatic
Top notes are citruses: Sicilian mandarin, Californian green lemon, bergamot and petit grain (citrus leaf). The freshness of citruses is smoothened by orange blossom. At the heart there are elegant jasmine and lavender, accompanied by spices: nut, coriander, cinnamon and clove. The base is filled with warm sandalwood and masculine cedar, vetiver, oakmoss and patchouli. Eau de toilette Armani Eau Pour Homme was created in 1984.*


Olfactive Group: Aromatic Green
Top notes are aldehydes, artemisia, lavender, mandarin orange, mint, neroli, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are cyclamen, ginger, seagrass, jasmine, rose, brazilian rosewood and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, amber, musk, guaiac wood and cedar. Polo Sport was launched in 1994.*


Olfactive Group: Aromatic Aquatic
Top notes include mint and green nuances, lavender, coriander and rosemary. The heart notes include geranium, neroli, jasmine and sandalwood. The base is composed of cedarwood, musk, amber and tobacco. Cool Water was created in 1988.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Spicy
The fresh and fruity top notes of apple and citrus are perfectly balanced with floral and spicy heart, dominated by pelargonium, warm cinnamon, and cloves. The base notes are very masculine: sandalwood, vetiver and precious cedar. Boss Bottled was launched in 1994.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Aromatic
Top notes are lime and juniper berries; middle notes are nutmeg, pimento and pink pepper; base notes are sandalwood, vetiver and cedar. Escada Sentiment pour Homme was launched in 2002.*


Olfactive Group: Citrus Aromatic
Top notes are lime, , green notes, mandarin orange, citruses and sea notes; middle notes are freesia, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are cypress, musk, guaiac wood and cedar.*


Olfactive Group: Oriental Woody
Gray amber is in the limelight enhanced by the notes of mint, vetiver and moss . Ultraviolet was created in 1999.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Spicy
The composition opens with fresh mandarin (tangerine), sage and a light accord of cognac. The spicy heart includes cardamom, nutmeg and red pepper. Precious woods (white cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood) make strong masculine trail. Boss In Motion Green is a limited edition from 2005.*


Olfactive Group:
Aromatic Fougere

Top notes are melon, mandarin orange and cucumber; middle notes are basil, sage and geranium; base notes are musk, woodsy notes and suede. Polo Blue was launched in 2003.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Aquatic
Top notes include lemon, bergamot, rosewood, and rose. Heart notes feature cedar, tarragon, sage and pepper. Base notes are amber, musk, saffron and woody notes. Versace Eau Fraiche was created in 2006.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Aromatic
Top notes include ginger pepper cocktail, raindrop accord and chilled sudachi; heart notes include black basil, cedar leaf and sage; and basenotes include creamy suede, patchouli, Brazilian redwood and solid amber. Euphoria Men was launched in 2006.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Spicy
The light notes are: mandarin, lemon, cardamom and pink pepper at the beginning. The dark and sensual notes lie in the heart and the drydown: iris, vetiver, cedar wood, amber, sandal wood, vanilla, Tonka bean and musk. Zegna Intenso was created in 2007.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Aquatic
L'Eau d'Issey for Men is a woody aquatic fragrance with yuzu as in top notes, along with notes of bergamot, lemon and tarragon. A middle note is spicy and woody: nutmeg and water lily are an exciting and unexpected accord in this composition. An end note carries an intense woody scent which is sharp and enriched with tobacco,sandalwood, cedar, vetiver and musk. It was created in 1994.*


Olfactive Group: Woody Aromatic
Top notes are bergamot and guaiac wood; middle notes are vetiver, cedar and sichuan pepper; base notes are cacao and amber. Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men was introduced in 2008.*

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*http://www.fragrantica.com/
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Midnight Meat Train

One night we watched this movie on dvd at home.

Me: I don't know why you bought this.

He: This is the type you like mah.. you like weird movies, right?

Me: Nope, I like art movies not this one, okay. It's you who likes to watch this kind of movies....

It was so gruesome, I can't stand to watch most of it... There's one funny (or so we thought) scene though, we burst out laughing when this hysterical lady stepped on an eyeball and fall down flat on her back :D...

Take a look at this...


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Anzo Low

Last Friday, after watching Wolverine (luv it!!) we passed by a shoe shop and there I saw again the shoes that I really wanted. We came in the same shop before last Jan I think but at that time there's only one size left and its too tight for me. Felt so disappointed. I can't remember how many other shops we visited just looking for this, since I first saw it in Ipoh last December.

While staring at the display, the pretty Salegirl came and asked me what shoe size I'm looking for, I said 8. She checked in their pc for stocks and told me to wait. I wasn't really expecting much (I don't want to get disappointed again)... surprise surprise the girl came back with a box!! Yohoo I was so excited... While trying it on, the girl said she still remembers me... (how sweet, can I give you hug? hehe) So finally, I got the shoe that I wanted! My buddy, after we kept looking around for a pair before, told me to just get another design, it's nothing special, got other more nicer.. blah blah.. but I said no, I only wanted that design and nothing else (he can't understand why, he said I'm silly, but I have this really strong determination to get somethin I wanted:). And persistence and patience really do pay off... hehe..









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