Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Sepet Collection

my collection of Yasmin Ahmad's films....

Are some of you surprised I actually buy original DVDS?

eh, i am not all 100% piracy one okay. (Let's not mention other dvds i have :P). 

In 2005, when I bought the VCD of Sepet, I have to hide it under my bed so my mom won't find it because it cost me RM19.90. But today Mukshin on DVD is only RM13.90. So, please support the local film industry, buy ORIGINAL LOCAL film movies!  :D

ps: waiting to add Talentime to my collection. Someone please do tell me when it is available on sale. :D

Thursday, September 24, 2009

JCO is coming to Penang soon

oh yea!!! my favourite donuts is here!!!

Can't imagine what will happen to me when i am back end of the year when i am on 3 months holiday. Guilty pleasures......

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ant Stinks!

Yea! Seriously they do! 

Did I actually smell an ant?

Apparently, I did --- after I squashed them.

Ever wonder why every time you kill an ant the rest of the ants goes hyperactive?

So here's how the story goes:

During my high school days when I was "active" in guiding, I used to have lots of fun building gadgets (those bamboo/"bakau" structure not the electronic devices) and there was once I got bitten by an ANT during one of those time. My hand was swollen like a mexican bun, it's itchy, caused me a fever and worst of all, I had to get a jab because I am allergic to the sting from the ant ( i think that's what the doctor said :P). So yea.. after that incident, I've made myself killer of all ants, created a pledge that I will kill all ants near me...

No-lah. Not that dramatic ... yet.

My room was under attack by ants for the past 2 weeks and from my investigation, I found out that the ants are marching to my room from a hole in the wall between my room n the room next to me. I have no idea what is on the other side of the wall as I have not seen that housemate of mine more than 20 times times over a year that I've been staying here. It is not that I am never home it just that I never hear her going to classes nor getting out of the house. Maybe when she did, I am not around.  Anyway, back to the ants... I was having ants killing sprees over the past 2 weeks and it has become a normal daily routine to me. After each ants-extreme-killing session, I always wonder why is there always  chemical-ish smell every time after that.... so I made a hypothesis that ants stinks. 

To prove that my hypothesis is right, I did an experiment today. I squashed an ant and smelled my hand. (i know this is gross, but what are human senses for if we don't fully utilize them right?). So, from my finding, I AM RIGHT! My hand smells of a weird chemical smell. So to get more proof,  I went up to google and type "ant smells" and found a Yahoo! answer link with the title "Why do ants smells when you kill them?" 

 From further reading from the answers, I found this link. let me summarize it:
  • the body of an ant (depending on genus and species) has an average around 10 glands producing different chemicals for defense, communication, alarm, trail marking and anti-bacterial and anti-fungal purpose.
  •  therefore, when you crush an ant, the dead ant voluntarily release the alarm chemicals to alert other ants which will then the rest into hyperactive mode. This is when u start to see the rest of the ants "running for their lives"
  • BUT when you crush an ant, you don't just release the alarm system, you also release the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal chemicals (that's the chemical that got them to survive their kingdom living in soils which is the perfect place for fungal growth and that means they keep things sterile).
so some might ask, is it safe to eat a cookie that ants had been crawling on?  
  • the article said, "The cookie was probably cleaner after the ants had touched it" and that the smell after you crush them "is not the smell of fear and death, but also the smell of true cleanliness and health"

ok... now that H1N1 is on the wild, maybe we should grow more ants and help us sterilized everything around us. Ahahaa (I AM JUST JOKING) or maybe we should eat an ant a day to keep us healthy. Who wanna help me prove that, "An ant a day, keeps the doctor away"? 

what do you think?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crumpling Crumpler

I AM BROKE! there goes my money from freelancing :'(

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Roti Arab

Do you know how Roti Arab (Arabic Bread) taste like? Have you seen it?

Today, I decide to give it a try as i ran out ideas of what to cook for myself and here's how my dinner looks like.

arabic bread
Arabic bread/Roti Arab is also known as pita bread to some. But it was printed on the packaging that it is called Roti Arab/Arabic bread. Anyway, I reheat this pita bread with my rice cooker (thanks to Pop's brilliant idea) and suddenly I realize how useful rice cooker can be :D

No Henrick. No soya milk this time. LOL! But instead I used DutchLady low fat milk as a substitute of coconut milk. Today i tried another type of curry paste and it tasted so much nicer, just like how my aunt would cook it and the pita bread really taste nice when eat with the curry. The curry looks spicy and IT IS indeed spicy. Although it is spicy, I finish the whole bowl of curry myself with 2 slice of pita bread and i feel like a dragon now - ready to blow out balls of fire from my mouth :D 

Let just say, I just had a great dinner :D

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Rendang Soya Milk Curry

I cooked this last night. Some of you might wonder, why cook with soya milk. so EWWWW! Sure get diarrhea one! 

Good news is, no i did not have any diarrhea! ahahha. it does taste a little weird, a little (not much) and soya milk is all I have since I do not wish to cook with coconut milk. It's healthier afterall u know :P

Bubba Gump Day

2 weeks ago, Pop and I went to Bubba Gump @ The Curve for lunch. Food is not that nice but the settings is very homey, exotic and when it was lunch time, it was no longer an ideal place for me because it's too noisy. The sittings are set quite near to one another so.. imagine the noisy when everyone start talking at the same time ....

Anyway, I had a fun time there and not to mention the "rules" of the restaurant is quite unique and furthermore, it is influence by the award winning movie, Forest Gump.

These are the "rules" i am talking about:

when you are fooling around, cam whoring with a bottle of ketchup like me, doing nothing, this is the sign you need to flash to the waiter/waitress: "Run Forrest Run"

STOP FORREST STOP: when you need any assistance, or when you are ready to order, that is the car plate sign you need to show.

and that's Pop and me. We flash "Stop Forrest Stop" sign and the waitress came to our aid to help us take a pic. She insisted that we should put the sign back to "Run Forrest Run" before she take the picture :D

and that's Pop with the so called ping pong bat menu

which is attached to the bucket -.-"

 and they even have a whole lot of different bottles of sauces behind me but unfortunately those are for display purpose only. not for my consumption. :P

that's my main dish. i forgot what it's called. Taste is average but I love shrimps and to be able to enjoy that as my birthday lunch, I just couldn't ask for more :D 

and that's the cranberry yogurt drink. NICE! I LURRRVE cranberries

and that's Pop's fish and chip (kid's meal) and it comes with a paper ship! SOOOO CUTE!

and when I reach home at night, I had a surprise-dominos-pizza-birthday-party waiting for me at the living room. Thanks to all my housemates. You guys really make my day!

from left: Sherlyn, Jane, Me, Christine, Marli, Pop

see how the lighting at my living room is so cozy and romantic? basically the truth is, all the spotlights burnt out and the owner has yet to replace it for us. ahaha

as for presents, I get a few more books :D BRAVO!
I just love books! especially STORY BOOKS! Thank you!