Monday, December 31, 2007

Last Post of 2007

The theme of this final post is " The More Things Change, The More It Seems Normal" :-)

Well, the last day of 2007 is upon us. 2007 has been a very momentous year for yours truly. So many things that I have done. So many things I wish I did. So many things I wish I didn't do .. ;-)

I am still a work in progress. However, this year I have been brave to try some new things

Family

The arrival of Zara :-) Our precious princess ... life has been different with her around for us .. but she is a joy and a blessing. I am still learning on my role as hubby and daddy ( something yg I think will never end ) ... overall, I am grateful for mi familia.

Personal

I have in some part achieved some of my personal goals 2007, overall I give myself a passing grade. But I will do better in 2008 in the major areas of my life.

Career

Earlier this year, I set a goal that I was to be in the academia by September 2007. Honestly, it was a minor joke actually, to begin with. I just started work at my previous workplace as an Account Manager and probably leaving there was the last thing in my mind. It was a nice place, but my soul was not in it in the end. When I received my Masters in May, I knew academia was my calling. For a while, my efforts were really fruitless, but I stuck to it. Getting my current gig is a minor miracle and syukur alhamdulillah, it is a blast so far. Honestly, it is not work I( cross my fingers ! ) so far. I am blessed with a good boss and loads of people around willing to help.


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Ladies and Gentlemen, if there is ONE lesson I learnt this year and wish to impart to all of you is this simple statement : YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN LIFE :-) No one else is ...

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May 2008 lead us to bettr things :-) My thanks for being a loyal reader to this blog :D

Sunday, December 23, 2007

You're In Love

This song was flying in my head today. I guess because it is due to the news I heard and the future that might be.



Let it go, my dear Ome.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My Future Crib

Below is the video to my future crib :D

Check it out kay ! He is renting from me at the moment :D

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

So Many Happy News

Today has been a good day ( personally ) for good news of friends.

To Acat n Cookie, the fruit of their offspring is on the way. Even though it is still early, take care okay !! The story on her and his blog about the news is quite interesting ... hehehe .... I am still reminded the day my wife told me that she was positive and carrying Zara. The first word that came out was " Alamak ! '  hehehe .... but I didn't get morning sickness ;-) Acat apparently is ... :D

To Binxie, this piece of news was really good ! Imagine, her rezeki and to top it off, she is going back to her old place with a better position ( and better pay ). This lady deserves it, after mcm2 that she has been through .... ACCA, her old office bla2s ... it's true kan Binx, what does not kill you makes you stronger ;-)

Both news helped to cheer up my day a bit. Especially what happened earlier in KL ... but that is another blog.

ps / more musings to come ...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Sabo of Me

I read this article yesterday and it got me thinking. A lot of my missed opportunities in the past were due to this line of thinking.

In the guise of thinking things over from all angles, pretty soon you would arrive at a conclusion of not pursuing / doing anything. And then, lo and behold, somebody does it, you berate yourself for not doing it, feeling down, letting the event affect your psyche.

In the end, you are scared of trying / doing anything new and challenging as you prefer to be on the safe side.

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I am currently reading the book on the founder of Genting, Lim Goh Tong. Quite a good read as he tells his life story. Actually, I have noticed this book eons ago, but since his death, I told myself to get his book and read it. It is a good book and it is full of honest to goodness stuff of inspiration. Wonder if other Malaysian tycoons would come out with something similar ? I would love to read about Ananda Krishnan and Mokhtar AlBukhary.

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Am not well today and yesterday. A case of diarrohea from a wedding semalam. Blergh :(

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Football Is Back N Musings

Yo Amigos .. if you are into American Football, this site is back up !

Letting Go is Easy, but some times, it comes back and says hi :-) ... and what do you do when it says hello ... ? .. you say hello back :D

I admire this lady .. she got spunk I tell ya ! :-)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tu Amor

I so love this song below .. a very sweet song :-)



Tu Amor by RBD


As I was watching my daughter sleep, I felt blessed with the little angel. In a way, I realized that my life is really changed. She is going to be five months old soon ... yet, I felt like it was only yesterday she was born ...

Issk .. tgh jiwang ni ;-)

ps / Mind of Pet / American Football will be active again .. real soon :-)

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Discovery Of Envy

Finally confronted the awful truth. There was something inside of me that hindered my progress towards a better life. The enemy is Envy.

To be honest, I did not really think much about it until a few days ago. When I realized this, I decided to consciously become aware when the feelings materialize.

It materializes whenever I hear / see people I personally know being successful at whatever they do. I became envious and had thoughts of their success being 'bad' and wished they would fail. Unknowingly, I sabotaged myself.

What is the cure ? The cure is the healing process. Now, every time after I perform my solat, I would offer a prayer of gratitude, thanking God for all that He has given me. I feel now that my soul is lighter a bit.

Syukur alhamdullillah for all that I have ... focus on what you have and want to have :-)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

For My Old Friend N Updates -- Changes

I am planning a few changes for my blogs ... yes, The Mind Of Pet & Pet American Football will be back up and running too ... also this blog too ...

I miss an old online friend, Rafthah from Singapore.. I wonder how she is doing now ... anyway, the song below is for her .. :-)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

How Do I Sell A Movie Poster ?


Dear readers,

I have a signed movie poster that I want to sell.

The movie : Indonesian movie UNGU VIOLET starring Dian Sastro and Rizky Hanggono
Size : 65 cm ( width ) X 90 cm ( height ) .... estimated
Condition : Good ... ( Not torn la ... ;-) )

The poster is a poster that was signed by both main stars ( Dian and Rizki )

Would really appreciate feedback on where can I sell this item :-)

Gracias

Back From Kampung

Back from Kampung ... lots of relatives, lots of memories ... something new must begin ;-)

To Zsarina, thank you for invite,.. ampun kerana terlalu sekejap !

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Selamat Hari Raya

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to my Muslim readers and Happy Hols to the rest :-)

To go somewhere, you must know where to go, right ? Or is the first step important ?

Monday, October 08, 2007

FREE Internet Marketing Report

If you guys are into internet marketing, check out this free report here. It is about how the situation is like a dead Lamborghini at a dead-end road.

Why la tak guna Proton Perdana ke or Putra .. lagi cool kan ? :D

Again, the link is here ..

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Here's Looking At Ya

I am adjusting on my time to my new workplace. It is kind of bliss ... flexi hours ... :-) ... I have considered this gig to be the one that I have dreamed of ... however, tomorrow ... another employment opportunity, where the monetary rewards are substantial. What do you do ? Here, where I am ... the RM is not exactly top of the line .. where else there .. the RM is good .. but I have always preached to others ... follow your heart, don't follow the RM .. is it time for me to follow my own wisdom ?

I guess ... the ding-donging is due to the fact of life necessities nowadays ... on one hand you want to follow your dreams ... on the other hand, you want security.

Decisions .. decisions ....



me and jr watching tv .. further pics can be seen under Baby Zara section here.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Where You Are Now

1) Here

Now, I am at my new spot ... in academia, in a semi private university. Funny thing is, around May this year .. I told myself that I will be teaching in academia, by September this year. And, walla, the opportunity appeared.

So here I am .. at a new world. Since  I had already decided to go into academia the day I decided to pursue my Masters, I didn't hesitate to accept the offer when it came.

It has been a easy going process so far. I would not be teaching till this November, as the current semester is about to end. Rather, I am getting used to academia flow, if there is such a term.

2) Future

The future is what we plan and make of it.. what was in the past, stays there. Repeat this phrase :-)

3) Album

I have included a link to my Flickr album. More pictures will be updated soon ;-)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tgh Blues

Right now .. I am feeling bluesy .... the song below captures my current mood .. haiyaa .. so jiwang mah ....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Dedication To All My Friends

To all my friends, I dedicate this song to you guys ... always in my thoughts ....



- the audio is a bit off though .... a very beautiful song ....

ps/ I have begun a new journey..hopefully my Personal Legend :-)

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Confession Of A So Called Former Blog Whore

Nice title isn't it .. actually the post has been spinning in my head for the past few months.

When I discovered blogging a few years back, thanks to my sister Alia, I was naturally became addicted to reading them. Aizudddin Danian, Najah .. were one of the few ones I read. And I am proud to say that some of them became my friends as well, online / real world.

This blog whore term came around some time last year before I got married. I was following ( and still do ) this particular famous local blogger, who blogs from overseas. I had a chance to meet this person when he/she was here for the holidays. It was not a pleasant experience and it left me feeling cold. I rationalized that not all bloggers are what they write in real life ( silly me ! ) .... and it was one off experience.

I realized that I became a blog whore ... someone who reads blogs, sorely to vicariously live their lives through the blog author's postings. Thankfully, I have recovered. The key to my recovery was simply this .... read a blog like you read a magazine. The info there is for your own pleasure, but don't take it too personal :-) if you like it, use it .. if you don't like it ... discard it ... and if you admire the blogger, dont go ga-ga personally over them.

That is why, nowadays, I rarely blog hop .. I tend to have a list of blogs which I read daily ( incl. that person ! ) Also, if I see a famous blogger which I am reading, I do not approach him / her unlike in the past... unless I know him / her.

To those who wonder who he/she is .... all I can say is .... dia pandai menyusun hidupnya :-)

pps / I will write a bit more from now on .... ;-)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Never Say I Assume

I just finished reading the book " Never Say I Assume ", by Tan Chin Nam. Have to admit that the biography is very entertaining and insightful. A rare biography by a successful Malaysian businessman. One thing I really liked about the biography was the no BS words that he used. He revealed some stuff, warts and all. As a businessman, it is not surprising that he has done a few tricks here and there ;-) but at least, in a way, he was honest about.

An interview of the man and his book can be found here.

Lately, the word 'focus' is playing in my mind.

Focus your purpose and targets !

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Purpose = Tujuan

What is your purpose in everything you do ?

Apakah tujuan dalam setiap apa yang ada lakukan ?

A simple question , which lead me to a mind map, trail of thoughts ....

Soon, there will be another change in my life ... and what I visualized has materialized ...

" What I am seeking is seeking me .. "

Ironic don'tcha think ?

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dormant N Zara Pics

1) Dormant

Granted MPL has been a bit dormant these past few months ... ever since Junior came :-) .. actually sebelum pun ... ;-) ... well, stuff has been happening here and there ... you might see some changes here and there ... but ... MPL will still be around

2) Gambar Zara

Here are two recent pictures of her .. pada kawan2, maaf ye lambat upload sikit ...



.. every single day, they both bring joy to me ...Linda n Zara ..Thank You God for the blessing !

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Kangen

This song is especially dedicated to Nat :D

Kadang2 kita rindu pada masa dahulu ... tetapi ... ingatlah teman, ianya sudah berlalu.

Terima kasih dan selamat tinggal, memori .....

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Few Notes On Today

1. Driving a yellow Mercedes 230, the driver conveniently drops outside his car window, an empty plastic bag, that fell on the road.. right in front of me !

2. Why on the Earth do they wear pajamas to pasar malam ?? This aint sleepytime people !

3. I am a daddy ... it's 2 weeks already ?

While 1 and 2 turned me off, no 3 made my day :D cayang Zara ..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Introducing Zara

Ladies and Gents,

Introducing our princess Zara .... born last Saturday ...



Amirah Nur Zara ... translated as " Princess Of Bright Lights "

Welcome to the world kiddo :D

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Acat N Cookie's Wedding

Yes, yours truly went to the wedding today with wifey ... they were splendid, the food was excellent ... and Cookie sang :D .... tercapai jugak impian akhirnya ;-)

Cookie Sang .... Acat looked lovingly at her ...
aww... it was so sweet :D ....
err .. later it rained a bit ... that's why Acat didn't join in ;-)


Me + wifey with The Couple ...

I thanked them for being my inspiration which lead me to meet n eventually marry my wife ;-)

Cookie sang the song below ... and it is worthy of the occasion ...




the original version in video is here.

SELAMAT PENGANTI BARU, ACAT + COOKIE :-) SEMOGA BERBAHAGIA KE ANAK CUCU

ps/ tahniah acat .. sekali lafaz je :D

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Attitude Is Everything !!

Once a while, when I feel like I need a good laugh and a pick me upper flick, I'll watch this DVD that is in my collection .... The main message : ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING !! ... and uh, you'll never see Wesley Snipes in the same way again :D

below are some scenes from the movie ....

The Intro


How The Queens Got Together

Saturday, May 12, 2007

For Someone in The Middle Of The Nite

It's early Saturday morning and she is on my mind ... I wonder how she is doing, but I know she is doing okay .... the song below will always be her song ....



.. it's all about choices ....

Saturday, May 05, 2007

In The Memory Of Susanna Jafri Tay

I met her formally first time on Sept 6, 2003. We were introduced earlier through a friend and began texting each other before the meeting.

She was an interesting person... we shared a love for Indon teen movies .. we saw Ada Apa Dengan Cinta, Eiffel I'm In Love and Ungu Violet .. we would talk about various stuff. The more I knew about her ... the more I could sense that she was a kind soul who had some bad luck when it came to personal matters. In spite all of that, she loved her family ( especially her dad ), more than they will ever know, she was a great friend to her friends and a great colleague ....

Getting the news from my friend Zylia this morning and checking it in the papers was a shock. We drifted apart since early last year, due to personal differences. Our YMs were brief .. she became secretive and didn't say much. When she got married, it was through a friend that I found out about it. It was a hush hush matter.

My regret is that I didn't follow up on her ... I wanted her to have her space with her hubby ... now, I googled her name .. and got to know a few things .. she had transferred to Skudai and she was 7 mths pregnant with their first born. A wave of sadness and guilt is passing over me as I am writing this post. We had some really good times .. and I counselled her a lot when she texted/called me about her problems.

One of my fondest memories with her was the LOTR Trilogy marathon at TGV Sunway Pyramid that I went with her and her friends ... we had a good time and I loved the experience. And the Indonesian movies we shared..

Susan, saya dan rakan2 lain akan merindui mu ... keceriaan and semangat happy go lucky mu akan kami ingati. :-) ..terima kasih kerana menerima saya and memahami saya.... it is so true, when they say that you only miss someone after they are gone ....


AlFatihah pada Allahyarhamah Susanna Jafri Tay dan suami Johari Maswari.

Lagu di bawah ditujukan khas buat beliau .... InsyaAllah, we will meet again... I know you are happy now, where you are .....



One Sweet Day - Boyz II Men n Mariah Carey

[B II M:]
Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say
And now it's too late to hold you
'Cause you've flown away
So far away
Ayyy

[MC:]
Never had I imagined
Living without your smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
It keeps me alive
Alive

[all:]
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
[MC: Together]
One sweet day
[MC:]
Evetually I'll see you in heaven...

[B II M:]
Darling, I never showed you (I never showed you)
Assumed you'd always be there (I thought you'd always be there)
I took your presence for granted
But I always cared
([MC:] But I always cared)
And I miss the love we shared

[all:]
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
[MC: Together]
One sweet day
[MC:] Eventually I'll see you in heaven

[B II M:]
Although the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day
[MC:]
Yeah
Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep
You will always listen as I pray

[all:]
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
[MC:] Together
One sweet day

[all:]
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
[MC:] Together
One sweet day

[MC:] Sorry I never told you (oooh)
[all:] All I wanted to say

Her blog and fotopages ....

The news link to the accident, here and here ......


Friday, April 13, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hiatus

To my dear readers, I am now on a blogging hiatus .... why ? Some issues running around my head ....

Later

Ome

ps/ subscribe to the blog feed as shown ... it might help when an update occurs

Sunday, March 25, 2007

What Might Have Been

Below is a video one of my favorite ' could have been ' ... a good female friend is getting married soon .... some times, I wonder .. what might have been ... do you wonder ?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Listen To Your Heart

This song was buzzing in my head the whole day. :-) All the while I was attending an IBM conference ;-)

I guess it's because for the past few days, I have been listening to my heart .. and my heart has been telling me things, for real this time.

Sometimes, when you really listen to your heart .... things become clearer. Whatever lessons you have learned, will also become clearer. I don't regret the lessons I learned for the past 5 years, as it has set me down the path I am now....

Yes, l n g's ... a new course will set soon .. not immediately, but coming soon .... anyway, as a treat for you guys, I am going to give you THREE video versions of the song ... so enjoy it ..

1. Original video
2. Concert Video .. my favorite, as shown below :-)
3. Live Performance Video

Monday, March 19, 2007

Gym Rat Wannabe + Ipoh Mali

Dear body,

Remember this name .... Technogym .. for the next 3 months, yours truly would be really well acquainted with their machines.

Does anyone wanna work it ? ;-)

Check this song below .. nak dgr, pi sini ...

Ipoh Mali - Point Blanc with Jac Victor

(Intro)
Yo, this song’s close to the heart, it’s my hometown baby, representin’/Ipoh where you at?

(Chorus)
Ipohmali Ipoh Ipohmali/ I sing it loud and proud that’s who I be/
Cos’ small town dreams do come through/ so stand up and represent where you from too boo
Uh/ Ipohmali Ipoh Ipohmali/
I sing it loud and proud that’s who I be/
Cos’ small town dreams do come through so stand up and represent where you from too boo

(Verse 1)
Yo I was born and raised in a place/ where the hottest women come from /
Ipoh city/ that’s where I’ll always belong/ Don’t get me wrong yo/
I’m KL lite now/ Its just that my roots stay strong/
Growin’ up as a Ipoh chink kid representin’ it/ Ipoh Garden Eastside yo was the hood I was kickin’ it/
I grew up poor but I had the riches memories/ Wooley Food Centre rockin’ arcades religiously/ And after school/ me and my crew/ DFS would be-boy on the sidewalks in front of Fair Park shops/ And as my story drops/ I recollect I never had them fancy kicks, fancy clothes all I had was Hip Hop/
And peer pressure left me with a scar/cos' when kids were rockin’ Airwalks/I was rockin’ Bata/Back then/ I had nothin’ but a dream to be a rap star/
Now who would have thought this Ipoh chink would get this far?

Chorus 1x

(Verse 2)
Yo I’m a Ipohmali chinaman/ I represent/ small town kids havin’ big dreams so understand/ When I spit this rhyme yo’ I’m spittin’ it right/
My flows divine and miraculous givin’ the blind sight, haha
Back in the day circa ‘95/ In St. Michaels Church where I prayed for my life to get better/
So I can be mah’ family’s provider/ the answer/ was to audition for Poetic Ammunition’s replacement rapper/I dropped the beatbox blew Yogi B away/ got the record deal/ had a choice to make/ leave for KL or do I stay?/ Cos’ everybody sayin’ then bein’ a rapper don’t pay/ From Bingotown to Greentown I was strollin’/ contemplatin’ what mah’ life’s future would be holdin’/ Everybody I knew was all against it/ they said 16 yearold Ipoh kid will never make it/ But I/ persevered/ A boy with no fear/ I had hopes as high as Hotel Excelsior/ For years I proved my critics wrong/ that’s why I wrote this song to tell the world where I’m from cos’ I’m…….

Chorus 1x

(Bridge)
We Ipohmali baby here to show y’all what we got/
Never underestimate yourself/ cos’ you can make it/ no matter where you are/
It ain’t where you’re from but how you make it to the top/
Cos’ we are Ipohmali baby, here to show y’all what we got

To all mah’ peeps all down at JB/ Throw your hands up if y’all hear me/
To all mah cats down at KL city/ Holla at me if y’all hear me/
To all my pheng ew across the sea now/ Penang khia are y’all still down?/
And everybody across the nation/ you can make it just be patient/


(Verse 3)
Now flash forward to the present/ mah’ life at this point/
Nobody knows mah’ real name/ they all call me Point/
I’m an industry veteran/ 10 years in the game/ 3 LPs/ now that’s evidence/
I seen it all/ the ladies, the groupies, the fancy parties, award ceremonies, glory and all that money (money)/ But I learned the hard way that fame came with a price/
For Point Blanc to be more famous than Ipoh chicken rice/

(Outro singing)
Ipoh, Ipoh, if y’all afraid go call the popo/
It’s your boy Point lettin’ you know/ the hottest chink hollerin’ from Ipoh/
(Repeat 1x)

(Outro adlib)
Voyeur Records! It ain’t where you’re from/ its where you at/
So be proud of where you’re from baby, cos’ I am/

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and limau bali rocks :-)

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I Have Sinned

Dear people, I have done something which I repeatedly said and thought I would not do. I have succumbed to the temptation of the person below.



I did it tonight. AFUNDI HELIZA .. there goes my 50 cents. :-)

to wifey : I lap u babeh :D

Monday, March 12, 2007

Something To Chill

I loved this song below, when I first saw it a few years ago ... Inn, this is for you ;-)




-- breezy kan lagunya

6 Weirdness of Ome

Tagged by my friend cookie, here are six weird things about me ....

1) Time Management

I always expect people to be on time, but I sendiri ada problem. Go figure ! :P

2) Multiple Thinking

I can think multiple things at one time... wifey says I think too much ;-)

3) Championship Manager addict

I have been CM since Championship Manager 2, but only till Championship Manager 03/04, the last CM that was produced by Sports Interactive, before they left and made Football Manager. I guess I am a sucker for the CM old version. I have spent sleepless nights ;-) playing that game. CM addicts, u know what I mean. The chosen clubs are from clubs that usually play the same season as the Premiership - England, France, Spain, Italy. ;-) I tell ya, playing CM gives you a really good feel, in managing a football club.

4) Loves boybands

This is my weakness and still is. Though boyband nowadays are not that good ;-) It started with NKOTB, my still fav boyband of all time :D .... Westlife, Boyzone, Backstreet Boys, Five .. ah, whenever it's karaoke time , I can still belt it out, with emotion lagi :D

5) Used to read a lot of Malay romance novels

I used to read a lot of Alaf 21 Malay novels.. I actually have a stack of them, which I read and reread. ( I am kind of jiwang in that way ). Among the authors whose books I have are Anis Ayuni and Aisya Sofea .. those who read know who they are ...

6) Have travelled all over Peninsular Malaysia on a kapchai :D

Yes sir ... I have done that .... during the late 90s .. I was your original easy rider mat rempit :D my favorite journey would be the ride I took from Johor Baru ( JB ) to Kota Bharu ( KB ). Oh yeah, did I mention that I was on my own ? and it was a Kriss 110 ?

I am not going to tag anyone lah to follow this stuff , dah le tu weii ... :-)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

5 Things U Say U Wont Do But U Did On Saturday Nite

Maybe la someone, somewhere did this last Saturday night

1. Write a blog post about your Saturday Nite

2. Watch Tirai Akademi Fantasia

3. Break New Year Resolution On Not Clubbing on Sat Night

4. Watch Premiership footie while on a date with your partner

5. Use your credit card for dinner at a expensive restaurant

Friday, March 09, 2007

Test Email Post

This is a test email post to my blog ;-) Updates coming up soon, later tonight, Malaysian time.
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- author of My Pet Life ( http://ome20.blogspot.com ), The Mind Of Pet ( http://omecool20.blogspot.com )& American Football Malaysian Style ( http://nfl-malaysia.blogspot.com )

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Top 5 Music And Lyrics Moments

I am sure some people have watched this flick, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymoore.

Here are the top 5 moments from the movie.

1. Pop Goes My Heart Video in the intro ( This itself is worth the ticket price )
2. The Way Back Into Love concert performance in the end
3. Cora Corman's concert costume in the concert beginning. Dang ! Pure S&M Inspired !
4. Cora Corman character .... this character was definitely inspired by your Britneys and Aguileras
5. Hugh Grant's comedic performance ;-) ... this chap should so this schtick all the time .. he is good at it. :-)

If you are into 80s pop like I am, this movie will definitely make you smile, and Drew Barrymoore was okay la ...

The video of the music video is below




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Monday, March 05, 2007

Kancing Seluar + Free Ezine Repost

Kancing Seluar

It is interesting when a broken kancing seluar tells you that is TIME to get your butt off and exercise ... Indeed ...


Yesterday's announcement re-released :-)


Like a proud parent, My Pet Life :-) Vol 1 Free Ezine is finally up. You can download it here, by just right clicking at the link and Save As. It is in a zip file format, so please unzip it afterwards. Also, the ezine will be available for limited time only ;-) so get your copy as soon as possible.

Please note that this is my first free ezine, so I would appreciate all feedback on it :-) .. also, in advance, minta maaf ye, if it is not up to date, yet. I know that it will be improved in the future, but to do so, I need your feedback please email me at omecool20@gmail.com.

Thank you and happy reading !

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Free Ezine Is Up !

Like a proud parent, My Pet Life :-) Vol 1 Free Ezine is finally up. You can download it here, by just right clicking at the link and Save As. It is in a zip file format, so please unzip it afterwards. Also, the ezine will be available for limited time only ;-) so get your copy as soon as possible.

Please note that this is my first free ezine, so I would appreciate all feedback on it :-) .. also, in advance, minta maaf ye, if it is not up to date, yet. I know that it will be improved in the future, but to do so, I need your feedback please email me at omecool20@gmail.com.

Thank you and happy reading !

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Ghost Rider Penance Stare

Ghost Rider

I saw Ghost Rider a during the Chinese New Year and I would say that it is a pretty cool entertainment especially if you are a biker. That mean machine he rides is a beauty.


nak satu :-)

I am sure that some have seen the movie or the comic, but for me, the cool thing that he has is the Penance Stare, as was so nicely demonstrated in the movie ;-) Have you ever felt of giving one to the person(s) you hate and despise. Admit it, you do ....

"...the Penance Stare. When in close combat, he locks eyes with his victim and makes them feel every pain that individual has ever inflicted on anyone in their lifetime... ", quoted from Ghost Rider Wiki.


I would like to do so against all the bullies during my school and college years. Yes, sir, I do.

Who would you like to give it to ?


psstt ... jangan lupa free ezine this Sunday ;-)

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Friday, March 02, 2007

Free Ezine Delivery + Friday

Free Ezine Delivery

The free ezine will be available via download. The link would be posted by this Sunday I hope ;-) And it will be available for only a limited time, as I plan to change each issue weekly / biweekly, depending on availability.

Friday

TGIF or Freaky Friday ? ... I am just happy it's Friday :-)

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Free Ezines Part II + Change

Free Ezine Suggestion

Do you like to read motivation articles ? Or real life stories that touch your soul ?

Watch for it this weekend !!


THE ONLY CONSTANT THING IN LIFE IS CHANGE :-)

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Free Ezine Contents

Can the smart bloggers of Petaling Street suggest the content of My Pet Life :-) first ever e-zine ?

Leave your suggestions in the comments box :-)

Gracias por favor, people ;-)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

What Might Have Been N Free Ezine

I wanted to write about something else, but this post by Cookie is a good read, and reminded me of the song below ..

What Might Have Been by Little Texas

Sure I think about you now and then
But its been a long, long time.
Ive got a good life now, Ive moved on
So when you cross my mind....

Chorus:
(i, so, and) try not to think about
What might have been
cause that was then
And weve taken different roads
We cant go back again, theres no use giving in
And theres no way to know
What might have been.

We could sit and talk about this all night long,
And wonder why we didnt last
Yes, they might be the best days we will ever know
But well have to leave them in the past.

- Chorus -

That same old look in your eyes
Its a beautiful night
Im so tempted to stay
But too much time has gone by
We should just say goodbye
And turn and walk away.
Chorus
No, well never know
What might have been

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I guess all of us have memories of childhood which we still cherish and do not want it to be tarnished in any way. Cookie was being honest about this, but the person in her post, still hung on.

I'd be honest. When I think about my past crushes, this song would play on and on... and it kind of got me down. But, the moment I made the decision to move on, eventually my darling wife came along .... and god willing, she is the real thing :-)

Free Ezine Announcement !!

...the free ezine is coming by this weekend .. what it is ? what kind of article you think should be in it ?

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Links And Free Ezine

New Links

I have put the links of all the blogs I read, daily :-) There are named Ome Circle of Kawe2 Maya. Why ? Even though I have not met most of them, I think of 'em as my virtual friends. Kawe2 means kawan - kawan, maya means virtual. I have read them all and have been inspired by them on various stuff. The more you read, the more you are inspired, kan ?

The links are related to the content of this blog. On my two other blogs, here and here, the links are different than this blog. It is important to differientate for each blog, what their links are...

Free Ezine

Say, would you like a free ezine ? Say yes or no in the comments.. :D

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Top 10 Academy Award 2007 Moments

Movie buffs would have seen this show .. shown live on the TV this morning and the repeats.

My Top 10 Moments From The Show

1. John Travolta calling himself a big fat lady :-)
2. Melissa Etheridge thanking her wife, Tammy and their children after winning Best Song
3. The three giants of film-making ( Coppola, Lucas, Spielberg ) presenting the award for Best Director.
4. Helen Mirren's speech that ended with " I give to you, the Queen ! ".
5. Will Ferrell and Jack Black's performance ;-)
6. The two Prada girls chilling Meryl Streep while presenting Best Costume
7. Jennifer Hudson winning Best Supporting Actress :-) u go girl !!
8. The sets of all candidates that were on display for Best Costume. Dang! The whole bunch of them.
9. Al Gore did not finish his announcement, as the music played in ..
10. Ellen DeGeneres promo of MySpace ;-)

Say, if you guys watched the Red Carpet shows, do you agree with me that ...

1. The American show was pretty cool, as the vjs did a great job ..
2. The Star Movies show was pretty lame ... Dominic was not for it ..
3. KL Breakfast ? ... morning2 and looking so vogue :P ... the lamiest of 'em all ... Zainal Alam n Nana ought to smack themselves when they see back the recordings. Joey G, you are so forgiven :D

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Changes + SaifulSham Internet Seminar + 7 Dollars

As you can see, this blog has changed a bit. I have added some links and cleaned up the design. I do hope that you like it.

1) Internet Seminar

Today, I attended a internet seminar titled " Rahsia Buat Duit Di Internet " , by www.saifulsham.com. Folks, I really recommend that you guys attend this seminar, run by two enterprising Malaysian youths, who are in their early twenties, but who have done well in the Net biz. This ain't no quick rich scam. They teach you about the Net biz and the tools to do so. So, if you are interested in doing online business, this chaps are the real deal.

Why should you attend ?

- conducive environment
- tonnes of materials given
- affordable fees
- all questions answered


* yours truly got a back seat, as masuk lambat ....


the ladies who were in my table .. cute eh .. *adoi* .. maaf sayang :-)


a group pix after the seminar .. the middle two guys were the facilitators and make up SaifulSham.com

On the sidebar of my blog is a link to their course, please do sign-up. Satisfaction guaranteed :-)

2) 7 dollars

Some of you may have heard about this guy's project. Yes, it's true. He is selling an ebook for 7 dollars. I am not going to beat around the bush and say that his ebook will solve the world's problems. But, his ebook is very interesting and valuable for anyone who loves writing, wants to make money from it and loves the Net.

Again, this is the 7 Dollar Ebook Investment, as I like to call it :-)

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So, this is one of the directions that yours truly is going. It's going to take a lot of work and patience and smarts, but I can and will do it ;-)

Ome boleh !!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Evolution

I have been busy for the past few days. Fyi, some of my new ventures demanded a bit of my time. It is a bit too soon to reveal what they are. Suffice to say, that some of it will be noticeable in this and the other blogs.

CNY was good. ;-) Worked on some matters. I am taking baby steps, but it's all good.

GONG XI FA CAI to my Chinese viewers :-)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Kasih Kita

A classic Malay song for your continous Valentine celebrations :-)

This song below is a hidden gem from Aishah.

To my dear wife, I dedicate this to you ...

Artis : Aishah
Tajuk : Kasih Kita

Telah lama ku lalui
Perjalanan penuh ranjau
Dan berduri
Kini tiba cahaya cinta suci
Menerangi
Diriku yang sepi

Meskipun ada yang mengeji
Memang lumrah insan di dunia ini
Hasad dengki
Usah didengarkan
Bersabarlah
Menempuhi

Pertama kali
Aku bahagia
Kau menerima diri ini
Insan biasa
Punya kelemahan
Dalam menempuhi
Cabaran

Aku juga tak mengharapkan
Intan permata
Kemewahan
Cinta yang murni
Keikhlasan hati
Semoga berkekalan
Kasih kita

Hati berkuntum harapan
Agar hidup takkan sendiri lagi
Doa restu dari yang tercinta
Fahamilah
Cinta mulia



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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine Day



My Valentine message to all you today, courtesy of Garfield ;-)
Especially dedicated to the couple :-) Can't wait for the wedding !!


Monday, February 12, 2007

To Be Alive

It's Valentine Day in a few days time .... ;-)

For lovers, ah ..hehe ... day for romance and stuff like that ... ;-) ... but, a few days go, there was a moment where I remembered how a past crush can bring some bittersweet. For the record, D got married late last year, and I am happy for her.

It was around late 90s, and we were far apart.. I was in KL, and she was the east coast ... and I kinda liked her.. So, one time, I burned her a cd with the songs below ..

1. Puji2an - Raihan
2. Tiada Lagi Cinta - Ruffedge
3. To be alive - Def Leppard
4. I want it that way - BSB
5. Dia - Cokelat
6. Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park
7. Nirwana - Gigi
8. Sometimes - Britney
9. I see your smile - Gloria Estefan
10. Kisah Klasik Masa Depan - Sheila On 7
11. Listen - Johnny Hates Jazz
12. Kangen - Chrisye

I think there was a theme somewhere ... but cannot remember la which one ... The one song that reminds me of her whenever I hear is the song below ...

To Be Alive - Def Leppard -

I know you don't believe it
Like I believe it
Oh no, it's not your fault
You sit alone inside a room
Wait for the world to come to you
They never do

It must be something that you can't let go
It hurts that you won't let me know
Every time you want to
Any time I touch you
I can't help to be myself
I hold on to this moment
Any time is right to be alive

And then in conversation
I love the way you mention
Nothing's ever gone your way
With a hammer in your hand
You spell out a master plan
We never learn

It must be somebody holding your heart
Something that tears us apart
Every time you want to
Any time I touch you
I can't help to be myself
I hold on to this moment
Any time is right to be alive

And I don't think that it's right
To let love pass by
Any time of life
It's good to be alive

Every time you want to
Any time I touch you
I can't help to be myself
Yes, every time you want to
Any time I touch you
I can't help what I feel
But it sure feels real
I wanna hold on to this moment
Cause babe it sure feels right
To be alive
To be alive
To be alive

Note : On one fine afternoon, on a bus from KT to KL, I listened to this song over and over, while reading this novel :-) ..
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However, later .. she told that she was in a relationship with someone, even before she met me ... hehe .. it was frustrating ..but I am a good sport ... so okay la ... I didn't regret a single thing
In the end, you give your best shot. If it doesn't work, at least you knew it then ;-) ... that is my advice to the love lorn out there ... take it from me, a veteran of lost loves, who has finally found his happiness ... "D

To D, thanks for the memories ;-)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Kyur 4 Da Itch

How do you do, amigos ? ;-)

Do you know that when you have so many things running .. you tend to lose the track of time :D ..

yeps, with MPL having two siblings .. TMOP and PNFL .. I have to be churning ideas for articles for three blogs. ;-)

Also, with my personal ( family ), work and other activities now going on ... I feel like I am in a spin, but .... I like it .. at least, I can see that I am figuring out AND working things out ... that AND is an important word :-)

A note on the other activities ... I plan to go out of my comfort zone ;-)

Another update is that yours truly is finally wearing a graduation gown this coming May. After four years of working through, I am getting the Masters that I studied for, albeit delayed for a year ...... anyway, it is about 70% confirmed, but need to settle the details ( pendaftaran, pembayaran, etc )

The title of this post is one of my favorite upbeat songs, by Linkin Park. The video features b-ballers, tu yg lagi syok .. terasa2 je nak twist and turn like them folks :-)

- click on the video link for the video .. unable to embed it at the moment ;-(

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Updates and Jr Pics




Hi there, fellow readers ...

I have not been blogging for the past few days ... suffice to say that my time management skills which were nearly non-existent, are being honed and due to that, I am learning ...

1) Another blog

My Pet Life has another offspring .. it's here .... do check it out.

2) Work

Work is currently going on and it's getting more and more interesting ... for the first few months, I knew that I will have extreme hi n lows .. but, it is all part of the process ...

3) Jr Updates

Yes, my darling is five months already .. so far syukur semuanya okay .. it is hitting me that in the middle of this year ... yours truly will be responsible for another human being ... dang !! I want my freedom back ;-) ... hehehe ....

Life must go on and evolve ya ..

Up there is the latest scan pic.. dr say, dah ada rupa la .. but sex not known yet ...
Okay, amigos .. laters.




Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Another Addition

To my dear readers,

My Pet Life has a new sibling .... check it here.

This blog is where I plan to write some stuff that I am interested in, in a variety of areas ;-)

Enjoy reading and please continue supporting My Pet Life ;-)

Pet

18.1.07- edited bad link. Thanks, Inn.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Post from PDA

As promised yesterday ....

ok ok long promised updates ...

fyi, I have been busy with various matters.. work n personal ..

Work

My work is getting busy n more interesting. The way I c it, here I have to prove myself again. No biggie, in fact, I welcome the challenge. Let me shine as who I am, not what I am ... *read between the lines* ..

What I want to do is work better .. I have been checking out this series that ran in Fortune Magazine, in March 2006. Various corporate figures were highlighted and from what is wrote, a few conclusions, for me, at least
- each have their own way / style
- discipline in following is important
- planning is also important

We tend to know this, but sadly the follow throughs are what lacks. I m guilty of 'em myself. So, it is up to me to follow what I have read, or join the have nots.


Personal

As some of you might know, middle of 2006, I got married, n middle of this year, god willing, we will become parents. Right now it is kind of surreal, but as my wife gets bigger, the evidence is right there. Gue nak jd father soon! *gulp* ... biar bener ... I am taking it slowly as it comes la... I am excited yet nervy abt the whole thing ... say, any recommended readings for father to be ah ?

My strong memory allows me to remember a lot of things. And some of em are things I don't want to remember. I have been working for the past years on letting go.. recently, through this my readings on NLP, I learnt a technique which helps a bit.

The technique is called association. My lingering trauma of certain events is due the association of audio n video of these events, meaning that I can still remember the visuals n sounds of the event. It suggested that these associations be changed.

What I did was mentally turning off the sound when the flashbacks began. It did help in negating the pain. The next step now is to mentally shelve the images, which I have not done yet..

Other personal notes
- I plan to publish a few blogs; now working on some ideas..
- I am hopping on the e-commerce bandwagon ;-) .. still working the details..
- and a work related certification that I plan to achieve by end of the year ...

it looks daunting for all of the above.. but I will do it. No wonder a lot of the high achievers, they can do so many things, as they are stingy with their time. Yep, masa itu emas .. n failure to plan is planning to fail ..

AN EXCELLENT 2007 TO ALL READERS ;-)

Monday, January 15, 2007

Short Notes

Hey there , peeps ..

I have a post all written up but it's stuck in my PDA. I'll post it soon ...

Johor Floods

It is quite a tragedy to be honest ... not once, but twice in a row .. when it comes to all banjir disasters, usually, Johor is the least known state to suffer, but this time, it seems to be a major problem.

Datuk Shahrizat called for volunteers, but the response was lookwarm ... this post summed it perfectly. In Malaysia, I noticed when disasters occur, it is usually, the unknown heroes, the common joe ( Ali, Ah Chong, Muthu, et al ), who do the hard work to help. The VIPs are there for the photo op. When the good times roll, it is only the VIPs who get limelight.

Forgive me for being cynically about all of this ... but I guess this is life ...

World Outlook

As various shenanigans are going around the world, I ask myself .. why would you want to bring another jr. in this world ? Then, it occurred to me .. oh well, maybe if I raise my kids and family alright .. it will contribute to a better world :-) ... sounds idealistic huh ? ..

Blogs

My Pet Life will also have some new siblings ... coming soon :-)