Friday, February 27, 2009

AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories of India

Finally got a proper book review written and published! :D

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Conversation between 2 Crazy Bookaholics

What do you get when one bookaholic chats with another? one crazy bookersation (ay copyright ah....this is MY word :P) Shere, a close friend of mine, is also one crazy bookaholic. Our nose bleed when we see books AND our hands tremble when we touch books. Lately, we had this conversation on books:

Shere says:
oooooo and I just splurged RM130 for 8 books at Bookz Experess last friday
(noticed her oooo? the excitement! haha and her typo too? LOL)

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
wat??!!!!
(notice the !!!)

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
OMG! (notice the OMG too haha)

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
I MZU GO thR w U ONE DAY!!
(notice the typo??? due to excitement :P)

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
wat booiks u boughrt????
(once again, typo haha)

Shere says:
I bought Lemony Snicket " Bitter-roots" (i think that's the title), Nicole KIdman(biography) by Thomas erm sumting
Shere says:
Farenheit 9/11 by that (that funny fat contervesial guy cabt remember his name)
Shere says:
Helen Feilding Briget JOnes ( 2 in 1 book)
Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
michael moore hehe
Shere says:
yea yea hahahha
Shere says:
so that's 3
Shere says:
2 work-related books
Shere says:
the art of tsun Zhu
Shere says:
and some management advertyising book
Shere says:
that's 5
Shere says:
ok i cant remeber the 3 books

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
wowwwwwwww gosssshhh u reli went book shopping! like me! hahahaha
Shere says:
ha? i was free on fri , i was at the book exprezz from 4pm-7pm
(See? we go book shopping when we're free! haha and notice the duration? 3 HOURS!)
Shere says:
lol
Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
wowwww!!!

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
do they sell good classics there? i wanna get some classics...i juz bought 4 books in MPH for RM95.05 hehehee
Shere says:
i have no idea what was i doing but i remembered after i paid i was hungry and my back hurts
Shere says:
and my eyes were about to pop out
Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
lol!
Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
u were on a book high!
(yep she was! I have that too after many hours of book shopping hahahaa the eyes part are very very real maaaan)

Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
hahaha
Jee ٩(●̮̮̃•̃)۶ says:
and those...were the after effects!

---THE END--- :)
Now....I'm gonna hunt her down to bring me to that paradise haha

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A funny Bookertisement by Lydia Teh

Some of you may know who Lydia Teh is. She's a local author, who has written several books; one of which is Honk! If You're Malaysian. Recently, she has written another book titled Do You Wear Suspenders? and has even created a bookertisement for it. Check it out! It's funny! :)



Must get my hands on this book! hehe If you're interested to get a copy, here's your chance! Just post her this youtube link on your blog, and you'd stand a chance to win yourself an autographed book by her! :D Oooo.....and did I mention, a RM100 book voucher too if you're lucky? *wink*

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

About me

haha this is so funny...I found this in my inbox in one of my email accounts. This mail is like 9 years old! Let's check out if I have changed LOL

SINGLE OR COMMITTED?:
Committed to my parents...forever..till death do us apart... :P (NOW MARRIED LOL)

LIVING ARRANGEMENT?:
with my dear beloved parents ie mommy n daddy.....(staying with hubby now :))

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT OUIJA BOARDS?
never try before .. don't really know (I still haven't got the faintest idea!)

YOUR FAVOURITE TV SHOWS?
FRIENDS (still is), Super Sunday (not anymore) , Entertaiment News (not anymore), Ally McBeal (not showing anymore), The Practice (not showing anymore), Dharma & Greg (i miss them :( )

WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Er...a picture of the mouse pad, couldnt describe wat pic isit...ehehehe...anyway...on my mousepad got nothing..coz if there are,..my mouse wouldnt be able to move here and there lah!! :P (LOL anw, don't hv a mousepad now. just a touch pad haha)

FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?:
Hmm...none...not really into board games...hehehe...(STILL NOT INTO BOARD GAMES)

FAVOURITE MAGAZINE?:
None in particular...will just buy whichever that interest me AND when i hv the cash... :P (same haha)

FAVOURITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?:
I dont drink!! Hahahah :P (same! I can't believe this! LOL! I havent changed????)

Just kidding...Hmm...I like Midori, Vodka Coke...hmm..cant remmember the rest :P (ok fine. college days, I did drink)

FAVOURITE SMELLS?:
issey miyake (alwis wanted to have it..and now i own it!! Hahahaha!!) and issey's new summer fragrance, Romance and my Aqua Di Gio. (it still is issey and aqua)

WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?:
alone, being betrayed, the lost of something you hold so dear in your life, not being able to be with the one whom I luv even when i knw he loves me too.....Isnt that so sad???? (same)

BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD?:
Being able to win a lottery!!! Hahahahahahahah!!! :P (still waiting for Luck)

Nah...actually...its the feeling when I knw I m being loved by some1 whom i really love too.. :) Sweet yah?? :) Isnt that the best feeling anyone could have in this world?? Love makes the world go round...*wink* (I'm glad to have found The One :))

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
1) Whats the time? 2) Do I really need to wake up??????? Hehehehe... :P (SAME! HAHA)

DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?:
yeah, if they are fresh and CRUNCHY!!! :) (same!)

IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE?
at the moment,...its HEATH LEDGER!!!!!! :) the guy who acted in '10 Things I hate about you' and now starring in 'The Patriot'. (Heath, your fans miss you!!)

ROLLER COASTERS - SCARY OR EXCITING?
SCARRRYYYY!!!! (same!)

DO YOU GET MOTION SICKNESS?
nope (hmmm....not really)

PEN OR PENCIL?
Pen (anyway..why this question???) --> yea why??

HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
as least as possible. and fer my hp, as soon as it rings (if possible)...eehehehe..but at times...it depends who is the caller too!! :P I might just let it ring ferever!!! :P (SAME! LOL)

FUTURE SON'S NAME
Heath!! :P Just kidding....Hmm...Dunno yet ler...Isnt it too soon to decide?? :P (Maybe still too soon haha)

FUTURE DAUGHTERS NAME
read the above.

FAVOURITE FOODS?:
Spicy food, Jap food!! (yum yum!!! I LURRVEE THEM SO MUCH!!!!) -->Same! My...I really haven't changed much, have I?

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
Choc!!!! (same)

DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE?:
Nop... :P (I still don't! HAHA)

DO YOU SLEEP WITH STUFFED ANIMALS?
Yes!! Hehehee...At the moment...I have my dear little Blue Bear!!! ;) (Blue Bear is gone...I don't sleep with stuffed animals anymore :P A girl has to grow up! haha)

THUNDER-STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?
Scary!! the sound of them alwis scare me no matter where i m!!! It sounds so eerie and evil!!! Like God is extremely angry or sumthing. (Cool laaaa....with thunder, thr'll be rain...with rain, it'll be cooler to read! haha)

WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Not yet own one ler...Sigh... (I'm a proud owner of a Kelisa! woohoo!)

WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?
Cancer.

FAVORITE BOOK?
at the moment, my John Grisham's novels..., plan to own 'A Time to Kill'....Really good book!! :) (For now, it's Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides)

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE POET?
none at the moment...dunt even think i knw of any, except Shakespeare... :P (same)

GUYS - IF A GIRL ASKED FOR THE SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK, WOULD YOU GIVE IT?

GIRLS - WOULD YOU EVER ASK A GUY FOR HIS SHIRT?
Yeah....If i really have nothing else to wear and I really in NEED to wear sumthing...hehehehe... (I don't see why not :P)

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED, WHAT WOULD IT B?
a loan shark!! Heheheheh!!! Just kidding... :P a lawyer actually!!! :) (LAWYER?! What was I thinking?! I'd want to be an author who can write brilliantly :D)

IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOUR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
YELLOW!!! (Just Kidding :P) Ermm..I'd love to have copper red. (same same)

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
Yap...I m now...wif my parents...my mom especially....(Hmm...this didn't sound right....But yes, I've ever been in love and still am!)

WHAT IS ON YOUR WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
at the moment,....I hv not fill it with anything yet...coz just moved in... :P (my wedding pics haha)

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?
Hw do i knw? Dont see any glasses in here... :P (hmmm)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE DESSERT?
tiramisu cake (Luv it so much since the day I tried it in one of the pubs in KL), Mudcake (I knw its really fattening,..but who cares...) Actually...I like all sorts of cake!! Oh yeah...Chocolate-cheese cake especially!!!! (same same! haha)

FAVOURITE MOVIE(S)?:
BraveHeart, The Gladiator, The Green Mile (I cried like mad!!), and...THE SOUND OF MUSIC!!!!! The hills are alive...with the sound of music....Heheheh :) (For now, it's still The Sound of Music)

ARE YOU A LEFTY, RIGHTY OR AMBIDEXTROUS?
righty...

DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?
nope...(never will haha)

WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED? Depends on wat time of the year...If its during exams...or near exams...then it will be all my notes and revision stuff...Other times...used to be magz, my diary,... :) (now, it's DUST! LOL)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE NUMBER?
Hmm...8 (still is!)

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM CAR? Z3!!! (Now, Mini Cooper!)

FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?:
Hmm..Tennis (Especially when Pat Rafter is playing..Hehehe) and Badminton (now, NONE. Crap, who d hell was Pat Rafter??)

SAY ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON(S) WHO SENT THIS TO YOU :
Hmm...no comments yet...just get to knw him oni :P But he is nice in an evil way!!! :PPPPPP (It was Skye. He is still nice AND evil HAHA)

PERSON YOU SENT THIS TO WHO IS LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Kiang...He never bothers to respond to any typed stuff :P (*hint* Dun dissappoint me this time :PPP) (Hmm...didn't bother resending it to anyone LOL)

PERSON LIKELY TO RESPOND QUICKEST?
Quan!!! Heheheheheh!!! I m sure u will reply to this Quan!!! :P Betta send it back to me ok!!! :P (He did...wonder where is he now...)

Monday, February 23, 2009

I went book shopping!

oh yes...MPH was selling all books at a discount to all its members! So on Saturday, I went book shopping and bought 4 books for less than RM100! These were the titles I bought:
1) Starbook by Ben Okri
2) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (reading now)
3) On the Road by John Kerouac
4) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kessey

Cool deal right? haha It's called the JIMAT Sale. Wow...not sure if I should celebrate bad times, cuz it's time like this that you see great deals everywhere! If you walk around the malls these days, you'll see many 'SAVINGS' deals around...clothes, food, furniture :) but. i didn't get any of those. only books hah.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Glue That Holds Us Together

My cousin sis sent this story to me. Thanks Esther for sharing it! :)

This is a pretty neat story and an interesting thing that few of us know. It's brief, so please read. (FROM A DOCTOR) A couple of days ago I was running (I use that term very loosely) on my treadmill, watching a DVD sermon by Louie Giglio .. And I was BLOWN AWAY! I want to share what I learned.... But I fear not being able to convey it as well as I want. I will share anyway. He (Louie) was talking about how inconceivably BIG our God is... How He spoke the universe into being... How He breathes stars out of His mouth that are huge raging balls of fire.. Etc. Etc.

Then He went on to speak of how this star-breathing, universe creating God ALSO knitted our human bodies together with amazing detail and wonder. At this point I am LOVING it (fascinating from a medical standpoint, you know.) .... And I was remembering how I was constantly amazed during medical school as I learned more and more about God's handiwork. I remember so many times thinking.... 'How can ANYONE deny that a Creator did all of this???'

Louie went on to talk about how we can trust that the God who created all this, also has the power to hold it all together when things seem to be falling apart...how our loving Creator is also our sustainer. And then I lost my breath. And it wasn't because I was running my treadmill, either!!! It was because he started talking about laminin. I knew about laminin. Here is how Wikipedia describes them: 'Laminins are a family of proteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding of basement membranes in almost every animal tissue .'

Laminins are what hold us together.... LITERALLY. They are cell adhesion molecules . They are what holds one cell of our bodies to the next cell. Without them, we would literally fall apart. And I knew all this already. But what I didn't know is what they LOOKED LIKE. But now I do. And I have thought about it a thousand times since (already)....Here is what the structure of laminin looks like... AND THIS IS NOT a 'Christian portrayal' of it.... If you look up laminin in any scientific/medical piece of literature, this is what you will see...

Now tell me that our God is not the coolest!!! Amazing.The glue that holds us together.... ALL of us.... Is in the shape of the cross.

Immediately Colossians 1:15-17 comes to mind.'He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible And invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; All things were created by him and for him.He is before all things, and in him All things HOLD TOGETHER. ' Colossians 1:15-17 Call me crazy. I just think that is very, very, very cool.

Thousands of years before the world knew anything about laminin, Paul penned those words. And now we see that from a very LITERAL standpoint, we are held together... One cell to another... By the cross.

You would never in a quadrillion years convince me that is anything Other than the mark of a Creator who knew EXACTLY what laminin 'glue' would look like long before Adam breathed his first breath!!

We praise YOU, Lord!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday My Dear Friend...

Sunday is one of my dear friend's birthday. He is one of those weird people whom I met during my working days in Singapore. Well yeah, he did make my life a living hell there, but without him I wouldn't have appreciated the good days (hehehe dun boil ah dun boil LOL) so I guess, you can say I kinda treasured him as my friend. But at the same time, I hated him too. You know lah, those love-hate relationship :P

Anyways, we went our separate ways, he continued to do what he does best (bitching), and I continued to do what I do best (the list is too long :P). And so we lost touch for a long while. Many cow years later, out of the blue, he 'buzzed' me on...where else...FACEBOOK! Man, I really thought I was able to like 'sneak' out of his life for good. Mana tau, he hunted me down! No thanks to FB Sighhhhh....

So ok, to cut the long story short, we were keeping in touch again. Not that it did me any good. He made my blood boil (like before), he made me spend more $, he made me bitch more, he made me gossiped like those aunties at the pasar, gosh the list is endless. But one thing he did good. He made me feel younger! HAHAHA So my dear fren, here's a toast to you on your birrrthday! And this song, is dedicated specially to you hehe

Happy Birthday to you,
Nemesis is twenty two, (please thank me later :P)
You know you have frens who love you,
So please give us your presents too!!!!

By the way, did you manage to hold your breath long enough to blow all the candles? hehehe :P

Nemesis, you know I say all of the above, out of love right! haha

Take care my dear buddy...*hugz* and I hope you had a great party! (It still wasn't a blast lah, since I'm not there hahahaah :P)

Some Pretty Interesting Quotes :)

I thought some of you may enjoy this. Found this little Christian magazine this afternoon at a Chinese restaurant near my office, and on the last page, there were some quotes from famous people. These are my favourite few:

"The reward for comformity was that everyone like you except yourself" - Rita Mae Brown

"It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J.K. Rowling

"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, i
t doesnt matter." - Satchel Paige
(nemesis, this one specially for you hahahaha =P HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D)

My top 2:
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" - Erma Bombeck

"I have held many things in my hands and I have lost
them all. But whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." - Martin Luther

Lastly,....on love....
"We're most alive when we're in love" - John Updike

"It isn't how much we do, but how much love we put i
nto what we do that really counts." - Mother Teresa

"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner everyday." - Barbara de AngelisAnd with that...I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!! Smoooooches!

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