Thursday, 27 December 2012

Movie Reviews: The perks of being a wallflower

The perks of being a wallflower (2012)

It's about Charlie, a freshman at a high school who feels his life was no more that a wallflower.
He was an introvert and does not have many friends.
He was aware that his life as a freshman will be dreadful, and his way of adapting to his situation was by counting the days that he will spend there until his graduation.

His life changed after he befriend with Patrick, a senior who was in the same class as him.
He also gets to know Patrick's stepsister and was soon accepted into the senior's clique.
He falls in love, acted in the Rocky Horror picture show as Rocky, went to parties, involved in love life conflicts and get stoned. His life eventually changed and he was more than a wallflower.

The movie also showed him as a mentally disturbed boy. He kept having flashbacks of his childhood. Of him and his aunt Helen whom died in a car accident. 
It seems that aunt Helen sexually abused him as a child and the incidents traumatized him. He was unable to cope with this when the people that he loves a.k.a his senior best friends graduated and went to each of their university of choice. 
He attempted suicide but was stopped before he do so. He was then treated in a mental institute and soon was well again.

And after that, he stopped counting his days at high school, because he knows that his life was more than a wallflower. 

I love the story line of this movie!
I love how the Patrick's clique accepted Charlie even though he was just a freshman.I love how strong their friendship's bond are. And how much trust one can harbor on another person.
And believe me, the movie is much more fun than what I described. >.-

I personally love this movie and give it a 4/5 stars.

Thanks for reading! XOXO Gee.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Book Reviews: For one more day by Mitch Albom

I read one of Mitch Albom's five people you meet in heaven before and I instantly fall in love with him and his book the moment I finished that first story.
Mitch's book was simple yet meaningful and full of emotion involved.

I adopted his second book "For one more day" at Popular's book fair last week and it was a great bargain. The book was on sale for such a cheap price that ignoring it would be unforgivable. I finished the book in one day time and here is my review on his story. Enjoy. :)

FOR ONE MORE DAY - Mitch Albom
"Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever?"

It was a story about a guy. 
A daddy's boy turned to mama's boy when he was eleven and
A guy that loses everything after his mother died. 
He blamed himself for the death of his mother, 
and for not being there for her when the tragedy happened.

He was so full of guilt and regret that he get involved with alcohol and abandoned his job. 
He leave his wife and kid, and 8 years later, he received an enveloped containing the wedding photos of his daughter.
He was so sadden that his only daughter was ashamed of him and does not inform or invite him to the wedding.
Feeling that he was alone and life was meaningless, he decided to take his own life.
He had an accident on his way to his hometown (where he wishes to end his life), but he survived and he walked back home. He then went to a water tower that he used to climb with his friends when he was young and jumped off it. But, even after that, he survived.

With all the cuts and bruises on his body, he walked back to his old house. 
And surprisingly, he found his mother there. 
He spent the whole day with his mother, accompanying her to meet with her 3 customers, which held a very significant role in their life.
It seems that, " When someone is in your heart, they're never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times"
He get his one last day with his mother, and his mother helped him get back to his feet.

For more detailed story, do read it yourself.

"One day spent with someone you love can change everything"

Bookworm Gee. Ciao.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Blessed Christmas!

Holla lovely folks!
May your world be filled with warmth and good cheer this Holy season,
and throughout the year.
Wish your Christmas be filled with peace and love.

Blessed Christmas to those that are celebrating this Holy day. :)

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Travel Affairs: Nunuk Ragang, Ranau

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page" ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo

Nunuk Ragang is a small village and can be roughly be located at Tampias, where the two rivers Liwagu and Gelibang meet, to the east of Ranau and Tambunan.
"Nunuk" is a kadazan word for the word Banyan tree, while "Ragang" derivates from aragang, meaning red.
There are multiples sources of this legendary Nunuk Ragang origin, and basically, the story is about how the Kadazan/Dusun ethnic spread.
Me and le famille stop by this place when we were on our way to visit my sister at Telupid last year.
And above was the picture of the legendary tree house of Sabah. 
The inside.
Cultural exhibition.
And a more accurate explanation of the origin of this place is available there.
Random photos of the place. :)
On top.

Nunuk Ragang situated at Kilometer 54 along the Telupid-Ranau highway and is about an hour drive from Ranau. 
It is a nice and peaceful place that worth visiting by any nature lover. But expect no more than fresh air and nice views. :)

A short post about the places that you might love in Sabah. Ciao. Gee.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Le mice captured.

Holla lovely folks!

Do you still remember the time when I mistaken a moussie activity for a paranormal one?
And how it wrecked our room in just one week time?

Well, I supposed someone finally reported these culprits to the hostel management and some sort of intervention was done at our hostel.

Last week, a total of 3 mouse traps were set on my floor's corridor.
And for the first few days, the cage/mouse traps was unoccupied. No moussie was lured into one.
And I doubt that any mouse will get trapped in the cage at all.

But surprisingly, the day before yesterday.
One mouse get into one of the trap. 
And another get into the other one on the next day.

And I thought that was all. 

I personally thought there were only two mouse living on our floor.
And yet, the last cage held its victory this evening.
The third moussie was held captive within the mouse traps.
The 3 culprits.
The third victim.

I was wrong. There could be more rats in this hostel but there are no more cages for them. Huu.

Serve you right moussie!
Ciao. Gee

Friday, 7 December 2012

Foodie Affairs: Tanjung Aru Feast

" Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and  let the food fight it out inside" ~ Mark Twain

Venue: Tanjung Aru Beach Food Court, Kota Kinabalu

The place is a well known place in KK.
And I bet you went to this place for at least once right? ;p

Well, for me.. The place is nice, with the beach and all. But for a single lady like me, I am not one of those people who enjoys a stroll along the beach, I might do so if I have a partner, but I don't have one for the time being  so, that's not one of the reason that I love this place. Hee.

And the foods. Yeah. Its all about the food.
And I'm not saying about the usual 'fried rice' or 'fried mee' from the rows of food stalls available on the food court either. I believe that you do agree with me that all that are of no difference compare to other food at other place other than Tg Aru right. (Sorry if the words are confusing.. ;p)

What I'm trying to say that I'm in love with about this place is theseeee!
1. Scrumptious Mixed fruits ABC
2. Luscious Satays
3. Delish Chicken Wings
4. And a newly discovered 'Keropok Lekor'
So what do you think, these are the reason why you kept going back to that place right?

Just a simple post to make you drool. ;p
Ciao.. XOXO Gee.

" The belly rules the mind" ~Spanish Proverb

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Foodie Affairs: Pancake House, One Borneo

"Beware the hobby that eats" ~ Benjamin Franklin

The buddy had vow to take a bite on the pancakes of this awesome restaurant when it was first opened in One Borneo, Kota Kinabalu.
But, the plan was postponed for so many time due to unknown reason. Hee.
And at last. On this very day, we managed to fulfilled our self-made promise.

Venue: Pancake House, One Borneo KK
Le spontaneous trip between me and one of the buddy, le Firah.
wink ^.<
 We were indecisive when making our orders as all the foods served in the restaurant was heavenly.
Not quite understand of what I'm trying to say here, why don't you flip through the menu and see for yourself. You will get a headache too right. ;p
Click Here for the menu.

After a period of contemplation, we choose the 'hearty mains and healthy dishes' course, which consists of a main dish and a glass of lemon iced tea.
Le Firah's Hot Roast Chicken
My Classic Pan Chicken.
The foods was nice but we haven't try the pancakes yet.
Will go again in the future for the pancakes! :)

'One should eat to live, not live to eat' ~Moliere

Friday, 23 November 2012

Movie review: Breaking Dawn part two

The sequel for Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn part two finally out here in Malaysia!
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I've been waiting for this sequel after being left haunted by Bella's red vampie eyes last year. And I'm glad to say that the movie worth its waiting.

Breaking Dawn part two
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Bella has changed to be a real-time vampire after Edward turned her into one before she collapse after the delivery. And Renesmee the baby was the sweetest thing that I ever seen, except for the fact that she looked  like a computer-generated baby. She has a rapid growth rate and in a blink, she grows to be a sweet half mortal-half immortal little girl. 
A cousin thought that she was the vicious  immortal child and reported her to the Volturi.
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Alice, saw the forthcoming event warns them that the Volturi will come to claim the the child. In order to save Renesmee from the 'red coats', the Cullens family has spread around looking for other vampires to be their witnesses. 
Even the wolf pack helped them in their fight and for the first time ever, Twilight shows us the full action awesome fight scenes between the vampires and werewolf.
I was seriously sad when Carlisle head was torn apart by Aro, and when Jasper and a few other lose in their battle with the Volturi.
And I love the part where Edward and Bella works together to kill Aro. But before Aro's head was torn by Bella, Alice brought us back to the reality.
Everything that happened was only a vision that Alice shows to Aro to prevent the fight from happening. What a waste huh? 
But I'm kinda glad that it was only a vision.
Because that's mean Carlisle was still alive! And so do Jasper and the others. 
And then there was Jacob... Duh!
I thought Jacob's attachment to Renesmee was in a way that he will be her guardian and protect her away from any danger, but turned out, it was a lover-kind-of-attachment. She was his future partner?? Not good, not good. >.<

But still, overall. This movie is the best of all the series in the Twilight Saga. Awesome!
I'm giving this movie a 4 over 5 stars. *Applause~* ;p

Thanks for reading. XOXO. Gee.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Superstitious nail cutting event.

Holla lovely folks!

Have you ever heard of the superstitious saying that you should not cut your nails at night??
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Well, for me, I never heard of such thing until a few years ago.
I was cutting my nail on one particular night when a friend warns me that the elderly has been saying that it wasn't right to do it at night, as the 'friend from the other side' may come to me and eat the nails that has been cut off.
And I was like, heyyyy, that was scary, but there was no such thing as that.
I even have an explanation for why the elder never cut their nails at night.
I was like " they never cut their nail at night because they used to have poor lightning in their home and they might hurt them self when cutting their nails in the dark."
But the friend still hold on to that belief despite my reasonable explanation.

Then, a few weeks ago, Ms Nurul downloaded a Malaysia-produced ghost movie called "You believe in ghost?"
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In one of the scene, there was a girl who always cut and groom her nails at night time, her uncle then tell her that she might get disturbed easily by the ghosts if she continue that habit. 

But she did not believe in her uncle and even has the gut to make a bet with him. Saying that if she did see a ghost, she will belanja his uncle a meal, whereas if she didn't, the uncle need to buy her dinner. And, eventually in the story, she was haunted by a few souls. Lol. 

Palis palis! I don't want that kinda thing to happen to me. Lol >.<

Is this true?
There must be a lot of people holding on to that belief, or else, it would be superstitious enough to be incorporated in a movie right?.

Lol. Do share your opinion of this issue ya.. Heee

Cowardly Gee just finished cutting her nails~ Ciao~ ;p

Monday, 19 November 2012

Cómo estás

Holla lovely folks!
Cómo estás

Le life has been interesting lately.
As mum is back to town for a week and we had a family trip to Kudat on last weekend.

Even though being in the medicine posting means I will be extra busy with le study, I managed to spend time with the family for the weekend's holiday.
A cousin was having his wedding at Kudat on last Saturday and that was the reason that we wandered far to the tip of Borneo.

I'm gonna share some pictures of Kudat on the next post, but before that, I'm gonna need to work on the assignments and notes.
So, see you then. :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Happy Diwali from one-quarter Indian Me

Holla lovely folks!

Wishing all the Indians in the world a Happy Diwali! :)
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He used to celebrate this,
He used to scold us for turning on the light and asked us to turned it off and light the candles instead.
He used to call his children and all of us will have a small gathering for his behalf on this lovely day.

But he is long gone.
The loving soul of my late DaDa..

Happy Diwali DaDa!
No matter what happened, this day reminded me of you.
God Bless your soul where ever you are now DaDa. :)

XOXO. Gee.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Movie Review: Istanbul Aku Datang

Holla lovely folks..
This would be my first movie review. 
I'm thinking of adding this segment to my bloggie by making review on interesting movies that I recently watched and do let me know what you think of it. :)

Istanbul Aku Datang

A malay comedy/ romantic movie directed by Bernard Chauly, the same director for "Pisau Cukur" and "Gol dan Gincu".

Lisa Surihani as Dian
Beto Kusyairy as Harris
Tomok as Azad
Aizat as Azad's housemate, Ijoi

The story line from my point of view:
The story was about Dian (Lisa Surihani) who went to Istanbul, to be together with her long term boyfriend, Azad (Tomok).
Azad was pursuing his medical course there, whereas Dian has enrolled herself in the same university as Azad for a 3 months long language course. She went there with the intention of 'persuading' or 'triggering' Azad to propose her within the 3 months time they will be spending together.
But, things does not turned out as well as she hope as bad things kept happening to her.
Azad was unexpectedly cold toward her and she was needed to move out from his apartment to find another place to stay.
While searching for a suitable apartment, she stumbled upon a man who helped her on her first day at Istanbul and he offered her a nice empty apartment that he claimed to be his grandfather's house. Loving the nice and solitary house, she accepted the offer and fully paid the man for the 3 months rent.
And her bad luck doesn't end there, turned out, she was cheated and she was not the only tenant living in the house. The housemate was Harris (Beto Kusyairy), who was as unhappy as her to find each other living in the same house. The house owner went for a trip to Egypt when the two of them went to look for him to discover the truth behind the misunderstanding. 
Dian kept the fact that she was living with a male housemate as a secret from Azad. But, eventually, Azad found out and was very mad at Dian. Harris offered to explain the situation to Azad and, when both Dian and Harris went to Azad's apartment, the two guy started to fight when Azad kept throwing insult and accusation at Dian (saying that she betrayed him with the other man). Then suddenly a girl come to look for Azad and claimed that he was her boyfriend.
And so the truth was exposed. Azad was the one who cheated on Dian while throwing all the blame on her. 
Dian was heartbroken and has decided to return to Malaysia. On her last night in Istanbul, Harris has brought her to visit the beautiful places of Istanbul so that she will have a precious memory of the place rather than the heartbroking event.
Despite the fact that they has been fighthing like cat and dog all the while they were living under the same roof, Dian was touched by his kindness. 
But, on the same night, Azad went to look for her and ask for forgiveness. Saying that he has broken up with the other girl and she was the only one for her. He then propose to her and she accepted the ring. 
On the next morning, when she went down to the taxi where Azad was waiting for her to go to the airport, Harris chased after her and asks her to stay. And so, she has to choose between the two guy.
And for which one does she choose, you need to discover yourself at the cinema. 
Enough spoiler for the awesome Malay movie. :)

I'm giving this movie a 3.5/5 Stars. :)

Frankly saying, Lisa was not my favorite Malay actress but this movie changed my impression to this awesome lady. She should take a more happy go lucky and cutesy kind of role as this one rather than being the bad or sad girl. But, nevertheless, her acting is awesome in any kind of movie that she's in. Harris's role was cute too! His catch-phrase is "Jangan biadap" ;p Funny! Even funnier was when Dian thought that he was a gay and started imagining him with another guy with a rainbow next to them. Hee.
Nah! You should watch it yourself to understand what I'm rambling about. ;p
Do give it a chance in your movie list. Thanks for reading. :)

XOXO. Gee.

p/s: I do not own any of above photos. All of it was the courtesy of Ms Google. :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Le mice invasion

This tale started about a month ago..
Being the sensitive one in the room, I always hears weird noises at night. 
It was not a scary as-in-there-was-a-ghost-in-the-room kind of sound, but more of the non-scary sound like plastic being moved around, and something dropped on a plastic's surface or the floor.
And at first, I didn't suspect anything abnormal and thought that the sound came from my roommate (moves around when sleeping and terlanggar the plastic??). Hee 

But, there was a time when I heard the sound again at night, and found that my roommate was sleeping soundly. So the sound was certainly not coming from her lah kan, and I was spooked! I straightaway get up and turn on the light for the night. And as expected, the sound stopped after the light was on.

I am a strong believer of our friends from the other side. But I am pretty sure that none of them was living with us or bad enough to cause disturbance in the room. So, in that case, I was suspecting Ms Mice for all the weird happening.
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Starting from that night onward, I was not sure whether I was being overly sensitive, alerted or just hearing voices in my head, I started to hear squeaky sound in the room. So, it added to my suspicion of the presence of Ms Mice in the room. But still, I haven't witness her running around in the room.

And there come a day when I was studying and the culprit suddenly appeared from the back of my bookshelf, which was just next to my desk.
And so, the culprit was confirmed to be Ms Mice. ~.~
I didn't catch her but let her get away instead. Well, even if I want to, its impossible juga lah kan, so what I can do was chase it away. ~.~
And there was a night when I was partially asleep and feels some movement on the bed. And as you can guess Ms mice has the gut to use my bed as one of her playground. Cis.. As awful as it sound, I can do nothing and just bear with it. >.<
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And.. The happening stopped after a period of time.
le Mice has stopped messing around in the room.

And then it was holiday. Le me and roommate went back for the one week holiday.
And when both of us come back to the room, there was lots of invasion's evidences.
The biscuits was eaten, the drawers was full of mice's feces and there was bad smell of it's urine somewhere..
Tak guna punya tikus..
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And I seen the intruder for this time too. It was not the same mice as last time, but a much smaller mouse. Small but cause more trouble than the bigger one. >.<

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And now, they are still in the room and le me has no idea how to chase them away. T.T

Mind to give me pest-control punya tips? Hehe.. Gee.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

November Rain

Wink wink!
Hello November people! :)
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Mr October has packed his bag and leave us all.. and he will come again next year for his yearly visit.
So, we lefted with two more months before Christmas Day and New year..
Time sure is moving fast and in a blink it's gonna be new year again. :)
For this time being, I want to forget about the future and look back at the past for a bit..

Last October would be nice except for the surgery posting exam.
 I screwed my papers and probably would need to repeat the papers on next posting. *Sigh*
What to do. Things happened and all I can say is let bygone be bygone and brace up for the worst case scenario. >.<

And after exam, we have a week of holiday.. and....
Initially, I've listed down a number of things to do on this holiday...
Well.. all the while I were studying for last paper's exam, I will get random ideas of what to do on the coming holiday..
But, as per usual, not all things goes as planned.. and yeah.. memang banyak janji janji palsu toward own self.. *Facpalm*

Lemme just list down some of things that I planned to do this holiday.
1. Register for a driving class
2. Bake a cake
3. Finished my novels
4. Study for coming medicine posting

And out of the four: I have yet to accomplish one. *Facepalm* again.
I failed in registering myself in a driving class as I have no one to send me to the academy, as the only brother that I can depend on is busy with his work. *sigh*
I kinda pushed myself for this for the past few weeks because I will start working next year and knowing the busy life of my chosen career, it will be hard for me to not own my own transport. But, memandangkan tidak berjaya, what to do lah.. I will try again next holiday. Hehehe

Bake a cake.
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I had been postponing this plan ever since last Last holiday.
I was planning to bake cupcakes at first but after seeing Sis Stella baked a cheesecake, I was motivated to make one too. Then, just before holiday, she made a chocolate fondant, and it was tempting too.
So, I was juggling the 3 choices in my head and at last minute I decided to make the choc fondant!
I prepared all the things needed to make the awesome cake and will start on the Choco fondant project tomorrow. Yeah! So, this is confirmed to be accomplish punya mission. Hehe

Novels oh novels..
Well, I left 4 of my novels at home to prevent me from reading it over the medical books last holiday.
Now that I have the time to do so, I hope that I can finish at least one of it.
I'm half way through 'Beautiful Chaos'. 4 more days before class start, I can do this!
Yeay! :)

Study for coming medicine posting??
Uh oh.
Yeap. Haven't do so yet. hee..

4 more days of holiday.
Good luck mi self in accomplishing the missions!

Signing out..~ ET