22 September 2010

She said! She said!

She said to them, "Oh, so nice of you all to come".
She said to me, "I wished they didn't come".

She said to them, "You all look so much better now".
She said to me, "They look like they had plastic surgery".

She said to them, "You all look fat but happier".
She said to me, "They look swollen and out of shape".

She said to them, "So nice to hear the latest news".
She said to me, "They are the biggest gossipers".

She said to them, "Finally, I get to meet you all."
She said to me, "Finally, the troublemakers are gone."


She said to me, "I don't trust them."
I said to her, "Hmmmm".

They say, "Man speaks with forked tongue".
I say, "Woman, too!"


Well, folks, Be Calm In Your Heart!

(pics from photobucket)
Got to run now, owe someone down under a reply, wink! wink!)

18 September 2010

Already Two Years Old and Counting

Two years ago, I began my blog without really thinking of where it would lead me.  I don’t really know why but having a blog made me look harder and deeper at everything that was happening in my life.  

I began to scrutinise and analyse what people said.  I watched TV and listened to the radio as if it was a homework assignment.  I scoured other blogs and online news portals to see what others were saying and thinking.  Always at the back of my mind, unconsciously or subconsciously, I thought of my blog and wondered, “to blog or not to blog”.

As luck would have it, less than a month from the birth of my blog, I found a “cause” I believed in.  My involvement in the anti-I.S.A. vigils that followed, gave me a weekly topic to promote and to write about.  It helped build up my confidence when people responded and commented. 

I had other bloggers guiding me, helping me, nudging me along the way.  Without their advice and support, I know it would have been more difficult so I really am glad that they shared their knowledge so unselfishly. 

Today I celebrate 730 days in existence and just over 150 blog posts.  It’s a drop in the ocean if I compare with others who have been blogging since before blogging became fashionable.  It’s a tiny scratch on the surface if I look at the top bloggers who have hits in the millions.  So I don’t do that.

I look at my blog and don’t compare with anyone.  I don’t compete either.  I feel proud that my stats are what I believe to be reasonably high.  I’m a blogger.  There have been times that people have stopped me in public to say, “Hey, I know you, you’re a blogger, I read your blog”.  At the beginning, I used to feel embarrassed but not anymore.  I am a blogger and I say that with pride.

As STEEST reaches two years, I look back and I can tell you that the highlights have not been that some posts were featured on Malaysia Today or that I’m listed under “Fabulous Blogs” or even that Global Voices invited me to write for them. 

The highlights are the friendships I’ve made. 

If I hadn’t started blogging, I’d never have found the warmth and kinship of other bloggers.  I’d have missed knowing the camaraderie of a “friend” or that of “a friend of a friend”.  Who would have guessed that great friendships could blossom from the least likely places?

I think when we write, we share a part of ourselves.  In some small way, it is a window to our soul.

To those of you who have peeped through the window, reached out and touched my life during these last two years, in one way or another, I just want to say


15 September 2010


Happy Malaysia Day!  
(and it's a holiday)

Finally, an all-inclusive celebration.
(Not exclusive, all are welcome!)



16th September 2010

Rumah Anak Bangsa Malaysia - no: 66, Lorong Setiabistari Satu, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur (Map - here)


6.30 - 7.30pm - Registration

7.30 - 8.00pm - Welcome speech and video presentation

8.00 - 9.00pm - Rakyat Voices

9.00 pm onwards - Makan2, Minum2 and Cakap2

You need to be registered to attend this event.
For registration, please Email events(at)sayaanakbangsamalaysia.net

13 September 2010


How long can 50,000 last?

If you use 2,000 a month, it will only last 25 months.  That is just about 2 years.

If you use 1,500 a month, then you'd be able to stretch it to 33 months.  That's just under 3 years.

If you use 1,000 a month, then you'll have 50 months.  Only 4 years and that time is almost up, isn't it?

Some people are so curious about money, even when it isn't theirs.

10 September 2010


Dengan Ingatan Tulus Ikhlas

Maaf Zahir Batin

Specially to 

Mama Julie, Ibu Darling,
Lourdez Faridah, Mohd Zaini (Tony Jr),
Rindra, Irman, 
and other Muslim family members,



 who are celebrating 

Hari Raya Aidil Fitri
With much love and hope
for a peaceful celebration!