The day I saw Katy Perry live!

December 26, 2010

Hey dear readers :)
I can never thank you enough for actually taking the time to read my blog though it's nothing much. Just letting you know again, that my blog is more like my diary, but of course i don't put personal stuff here, but just pretty much of what I did today and stuff like that.
Well today was lovely. My grandmother and uncle stayed over my place for a few days. My grandmother is not well these days, so my uncles and my dad are taking turns taking care of her. I hope she gets better :) My uncle is here because it's the weekend and he doesn't work on weekends. I love it when my house is packed, especially when it's occupied with my lovely relatives. I love the atmosphere of huge and loud dinners. Everything is just so.. happy!
We stayed home during the day, did nothing really.. just lazed around. But for dinner we ate at Jom Makan in Kota Damansara. Has any of you been there before? I love that place! It's one of our family's favourite restaurants. The service is really quick, it's cheap, friendly staff, food is too damn good! I recommend you to try Jom Makan! Really worth it!
I had Nasi Goreng Orang Asli. Kind of funny, non? Well, it tasted really good! It's actually like a normal fried rice, it's just that the rempah they use is quite different. Tastier than other types of Nasi Goreng. Well you have to try it for yourself!
After dinner, sempat singgah dvd shop. I bought 4 movies -Letters to Juliet (I LOVE this movie so much!), Legenda Budak Setan, Semerah Cinta Stiletto ( I love Lisa Surihani and Farid Kamil), and Vampires Suck.
Letters to Juliet is so romantic. I know that romantic comedy movies, most of them have the same endin which is happy ending and people ask me on and on 'Why do you watch it when you already know how's the ending like?'. Then I tell them, 'Well, of course I know the ending to a typical romantic comedy movies, but why do I still watch them is that it makes me happy,it makes me forget about getting my heart broken or never find my true love again, it makes me feel as though the world is full of happy people and full of love.What's so wrong about feeling those way if it makes me happy?'. And then, they do not dare to clarify any further. I mean, we do what make us happy. So why argue? :)

So tonight was a chick flick for me. Watched Letters to Juliet and Semerah Cinta Stiletto. I am not the kind of person who really has to see the movie as soon as it comes out. I like to wait for it to be out on dvds and watch it at home. But of course unless it's Harry Potter and Narnia, then I will watch em in the cinemas. Seriously guys, im a sucker for romantic comedies. :)


Now shall we continue on my story for summer in July?
Okay, the day after Emma's party, I was geared up for a very interesting and adrenalin-pumping night. I got tickets for MTV World Stage, live in Sunway Lagoon. Im so thankful and relieved that MTV chose Malaysia again this year for World Stage. Do you think it's every year in Malaysia? Lets just hope so!!! So this year's act was not as many as last year's, but still, my favourite band, Tokio Hotel and favourite popstar Katy Perry were all set to perform for Malaysia!

I went with my sister,Arina and her friends. The day was very wet too, it was raining heavily before I got there! Actually I missed the first act which was Bunkface because it took me about an hour to get a parking space! But luckily i've seen Bunkface a lot of times already so it's not a big deal for me to miss it :)

Second act on stage was The Wonder Girls! One of Asia's favourite girlband from Korea :) They are really good live though! Love their costumes, their dance moves, their vocals, everything was good! No wonder they can go really far :) Sorry if the photos are not good, I suck in taking photos in concerts because I was too busy enjoying myself!!

Wondergirls!

Bill Kaulitz from Tokio Hotel!

Toktio Hotel FTW!!
 The moment that everyone was waiting for and probably the main reason why people had to go for this year's MTV World Stage! Who would have thought, Katy Perry landed in Kuala Lumpur! I never thought I would see her in person! IM A HUGE FAN!! All covered, she agreed to the rules and regulations of concerts in KL, she threw an awesome and mind-blowing performance that night! Sang all her hits and even new ones! Oh God, Katy Perry is the BOMB! She was so beautiful! Ah, she's always so beautiful!





 I hope next year's MTV World Stage will be in KL too. Rumours saying that it will be in Singapore? I don't know, but whatever it is, Im going to go all out and full-force to get the tickets!

Alright, that's it for today! Off to bed! Good night!

XOXO

3 days with Jake

December 24, 2010

Hi! :)

I know that it's winter on the other side of the world, but I told you I would start blogging now from where I left off, right? That should be my summer post! Do you know how I remember where to start from? Well, I looked at my previous posts (I stopped at the Children Party for the kids from Myanmar) and then I referred to my planner and checked the things I did after that. Simple as that! So lets start..

My best friend of 15 years, Syu came back from Melbourne for her winter holidays in July. She brought along one of her best friends in Melbourne, Jake. I heard a lot about Jake, what a great guy he was and how he really took care of Syu and everything! Jake is from San Fransisco and he was in Melbourne for a student exchange program. I was so excited to meet Jake when Syu called me that she had rested and ready to hang out!
Sunset from my balcony! Beautiful right?



DAY 1
We took Jake for some Ramly Burger goodness just around the corner. That is Syuhada and I's favourite Ramli Burger stall ever since we were 6 years old? Yeah, THAT long. The abang who makes the burgers dah kaya dah sekarang! Hebat kan! :) I loved the expression on Jake's face when he first tasted the burger. He admitted it was SO GOOD and was wondering why don't they have this around the world! haha. Well Jake, it's Malaysia's pride, we don't want other people to copy it! So you better not make one there and give it to your friends! Kidding :)

After our burger session, Syu got a call from her friends inviting us to hang out at Reggae Bar! I always here people talking about Reggae Bar and finally I got to see it for myself. Raggae Bar is a double storey club/bar. The ground floor is more of like a club, where people can dance and the songs that are played are alway R&B! Whereas the 1st floor is a bar, a relaxed and chilled atmosphere, where people just sat, talking, while listening to Reggae music :) We were not in the dancing mood, so we went to the 1st floor and just hung out and talked..and talked.. and talked :) There I met some of Syu's good friends studying in Melbourne. Im so glad Syu introduced me to her best friends in Melbourne! :) Some of them drank the night away but I don't drink alcohol, so I just had some Coke and Pepsi non stop! :)

Syuhada and Jake! Isn't he such a cute guy? Very friendly. I felt like I've known him for years! Story story with him is really fun! 




Met Joe Ann Chavry (girl on the left), who is Syu's bestie in Mlebourne too! She's from the Maldives :) Very pretty girl :)

DAY 2

Woke up super duper early for Penang! And it was a day trip! Hebat tak? It took us only 3.5 hours to get to Penang, imagine la betapa lajunya Syu's driver drove us there! Surprisingly, no road block, no speed trap! yay :) Being good Malaysian citizens, we taught Jake our food, culture and interesting spots in Penang. First stop, tak lain tak bukan, lunch at Taman Kota Lama. And of course, semestinya, we had it! The sole reason why people go to dine at Taman Kota Lama, is because of its mouth-watering Mee Sotong and Coconut Milkshake that is to die for!

mmmmm..sedap and addicitve. Coconut milkshake! Ya Allah, mana nak cari kat KL ni!!

Mee Sotong! Ni pun takde kat KL tau!! Hanya di Penang Taman Kota Lama! yeah!


After lunch, we went to Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, or better known as The Blue Mansion. This house has a wonderful history, click here to know more! Managed to only capture the outer part of the mansion. They don't allow cameras inside the mansion.. boooo hooo :(  At this place, I know a lot about the Chinese traditions and culture!!




This was near one of the temples. I forgot what it's called.. I think it was The Goddess of Mercy Temple!

Saw a Chinese play in front of the temple. VERY interesting! I understood the story :)


After visiting the temples, just a few blocks away we visited a mosque, Masjid Kapitan Keling. Beautiful mosque!

Teruskan perjalanan kami untuk explore more temples..malangnya.. kami sesat.. haha. last last.. call driver suruh amik :)

Oh before I forget, when we were lost, we saw a market. But the market was full of man. I was like, 'is that a gay market or something?'. But it doesn't look fun or happy happy at all. The atmosphere in the market was dull, depressed, scary and everyone looked very suspicious. Then it clicked to my head, I saw it on a documentary once... It was a market for people to sell stolen stuff!!. Oh..My..Effing.. Lord..! No wonder! I saw a man selling about 5 pairs of shoes which looked like they had been worn several times! Omg.. Syu and I were so scared because we had our bags with us and Jake had his awesome huge camera. What if someone was eyeing us and planning to snatch it? Oh shit.. so we acted cool, pretended like we were not afraid of anything, just kept on walking, passed by the market with our heads held up high, and Alhamdulillah, nothing bad happened to us. Phoned Syu's driver quickly to pick us up! haha.. WHAT an adventure!!

When the night came, Batu Ferringhi was calling :) The night market of Batu Ferringhi was definitely Syu and I's favourite market! Semestinya, we had dinner at Long Beach Foodcourt, situated along the night market. And if I come to Penang, I MUST have this awesome fried oyster egg! Holy moly.. SEDAP YANG TERAMAT!! Jake loved everything we ordered! Bagus Jake ni, semua dia suka, semua sedap! Memang adventurous!



 DAY 3

 It was the last day for Jake in KL. So we took him to our favourite mall, the mall that we grew up in, One Utama la.. mana lagi! We went for fish spa! Syu was too afraid to try as she got ticklish very easily. Well it is very ticklish at first, but after some time, you are numb to it :) I love fish spa!!

We went to Batu Caves too! One of my favourite spots in Malaysia :) I don't know why, I just LOVE climbing up the stairs of Batu Caves!!

Tak sah kalau datang Malaysia, tak  tengok KLCC at night. So we went to the fountain area, near KLCC to get the BEST view of KLCC. Sampai terbaring-baring ha tangkap gambar KLCC ni! Masuk juga muka si Syu ni! haha.

So that's basically of what we did when Jake came here :)
I miss you Jake! Hope you will come back to KL soon! or yet, wait for me in San Fransisco :)
Love you hun!!

xoxo

August 25, 2010

What is that Im holding?
Finally it arrived! Thank you Onch :)
It's a pendant designed by Onch Movement for The Trevor Project!
What is The Trevor Project?

The Trever Project is the leading national (United States of America) organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. In honour of The Trever Project Day on September 10, 2010 and National Suicide Prevention Week, September 5-11, 2010, The Trevor Project has partnered with Onch Movement Jewelry to produce this exclusive limited-edition Flip-O-Pendant. National Suicide Prevention Week is an important opportunity for The Trevor Project to educate the public about the epidemic of LGBTQ youth suicide and raise awareness of its lifesaving resourcers. We hope you will proudly wear this pendant to incite dialogue surrounding this very important issue.

--Okay I just copied that from the card I got in the letter together with the pendant. Mind me :)

So what you waiting for? If you support this cause, head on to ONCH MOVEMENT to order your pendant!
It's only 10 US dollars, which is about RM45 together with the shipping.

Those who already have it, don't forget to spread the word to your friends! :)


Errr..I know this picture agak random.. but few days ago I got a whole new set of makeup and was so happily experimenting some new looks. I don't know what this look is called but it's actually neither blue nor purple. Well actually, at first I put some electric dark blue eye shadow, and then dab a lil bit of purple eyeshadow. So what colour is it now? To me it sill looks blue sket la..

Honestly, Im not good with eyeshadow. Im more of a mascara and lippie person. I can't live the house without mascara (yes I know my lash dah panjang, banyak orang kata tak payah pakai mascara, pakai curler je) and lipstick pink macam Barbie punya pink. Im not into hot red lips, or dark colours for lip. I love baby hot pink :)

Nak tau what makeup products I always use?

Tunggu next post..


Love,
Lina

LFM Charity Bazaar

April 15, 2010

LFM stands for Lung Foundation Malaysia. My best friend in the whole wide world, Adlina had invited me to volunteer at a charity bazaar organized by LFM.  Knowing me who loves charity work like this, I definitely said YES! Adlina's dad who is a lung specialist is the chairman of the foundation and the bazaar!
The bazaar was held in Kampung Sg Penchala on 28th March 2010. So close to my home!
Around 8 am, Ad and I made our way to the venue to set up before the public started to pour in. There were about 25 booths, ranging from selling clothes and house decorations, food, drinks, games corner, and so much more! 
Ad told me that the bazaar was a bit last minute and was not advertised that well. There were not that many people before 11am. But as soon the time is approaching to lunch hour, more and more people came to the bazaar! yay! I guess because they wanted to buy food for lunch :) 


Still early in the morning..I could barely open my eyes while setting up our booth! hehe


Ha,,tadaaa! We were incharged of Fun and Games corner!

There were two games.
1)Darts (as usual, tak sah kalau bazaar takda darts kan!)
2)Kick the ball masuk goal but blocked by a huge teddy bear (THE HARDEST GAME)
Winners will get merchandise from LFM! There were caps, keychains, t shirts :) I got the cap! hehehe




Ye..saya petugas di situ! :) Dengan rela hati! Plus dapat sijil tau, boleh lah letak dalam resume for job application later kan :)


Adults that dropped by at our booth were only interested to play the darts!

But, the kids LOVED the ball game!! Especially this kid below, he was so interested in the ball game!
So he invited his friends and cousins to join him to score the ball! Thanks to these beautiful and funny children, ketidakpuashati mereka telah menambahkan our profit! 
Oh ya.. the entrance fee of the game is RM3 per game. You will be amazed how much we earned at the end of the day just by playing these 2 games...

Our guests of honour was Pak Lah and wife, Jean Abdullah! I tak sempat nak take pic with Pak Lah, everybody serbu him..but I got to take a pic with the beautiful wife! Omg, she's so sweet, very friendly and down to earth! Love her!

As the place was starting to get crowded, it was the perfect time for some dancing! I never say no to dancing so I joined in the fun! We danced poco poco! I sucked in it but oh well I had so much fun dancing with all these kakak kakak and aunt aunt and also Chef Ismail!! :)

Ha tengok tu.. Chef Ismal kita sungguh semangat! haha he's so funny and cute! Love him!

This auntie that was holding me was afraid if we pushed each other! hahah


This band below is perhaps the most talented children i've ever met. They are like 12 or 13 years old? But OMG, they were SO GOOD! They sang a number of songs with full energy and emotions! The kid's voice was BAM!! I want them to perform at my wedding for sure!! :) I will upload video of them soon! Right now I can't find the file! booo..

There were about 2 or 3 other bands performed too but I didn't manage to take pics because our booth was full of kids so we had to layan them all!  hahah.

Below : Our booth's neighbour was offering manicure and hairspray services! Also attracted the kids! :)


Aik? Who is this cute little boy? Well..this kid was stuck with us for more than an hour trying to win the games. The parents left him at our booth cuz they wanted to walk around the bazaar and meet their friends. We were babysitters at some point! hahah. But this boy was so cute and smart! I miss him :( Hope we'll meet again! The parents gave a whole load of coupons for the kid to use at our booth! haha

With my most favourite chef in the world, Chef Ismail! He ajak to join his cooking class! yayy! Nak join! mesti join! If not tak kahwin la saya nanti.. :) hehe.

Guess what? We earned about RM500!!!!! omg. Our booth only was already 500 bucks! Imagine other booths? wow. This bazaar was definitely a success.

Thank you Haneesa dear for coming although you came so late! Too bad other pumpkins couldn't make it! It was definitely more fun if all of us could make it! But takpe.. we still had fun kan Ad!

The bazaar ended early because all the food finished early! I think I visited all booths but takda la beli semua! I bought some awesome cookies from a stall by Food Insitute of Malaysia! Whoa, I didn't know there is such college in Malaysia! If I knew I would have studied there! haha. There were a lot of food at the bazaar..nasi beriyani.. desserts..Chef Ismail's famous pie..mamak..macam macam! Happy semua dapat makan kenyang! Alhamdulillah.. :)

Around 5pm, everyone started to pack and rest. Omg.. we looked like satisfied Ah Long after a long day trying to catch debters! hahah

XOXO
Lina Pumpkin

International Hot Air Balloon Festival 2010

March 24, 2010

24th March 2010

Sunday yang lepas, my family and I nak check out Hot Air Balloon Festival kat Putrajaya tuh. Orang semua dok berbuih mulut bercerita pasal festival tuh, so my family pun nak check out! Cuz last year kitorang tak pegi. Hoping Sunday punya would be fun, sebab closing ceremony kan, mesti happening festival tu!

But..bila dah nak sampai Putrajaya tuh, dongak ke atas, nak tengok langit, langit dah gelap. ALAMAK..
Nak hujan ke ni?? Alaaaa..sedihnya! Kalau hujan, tak dapat la hot air balloons tuh nak take off kan!

Dok berharap sangat so that tak hujan..



So sementara tunggu balloon ballon tuh nak take off..kitorang pun jalan jalan kat festival tuh.. Banyak sgt benda yg dijual! Macam macam tau! Baju..slippers.. decoration rumah.. kites..ballloons Hello Kitty banyak sgt. Ni kalau cousin Lina yang kecik tuh (Hannah) ternampak balloon tuh, mesti dah melalak nak Hello Kitty tuh. hahaha!


Dalam pukul 6pm macam tuh, balloon tuh dah start nak pasang. Tapi tgk langit lagi, MAKIN GELAP LANGIT!! Alamak..guruh pun dah bunyi..tak lama lagi sambaran kilat pula tiba!

Nasib dapat nampak 2 balloons..!



Terus... HUJAN TURUN SANGAT LEBAT!!!
TIDAKKKKKK..
Kitorang sedih sangat..heart-broken semua tak dapat tgk hot air balloon take off.. dah lah first time kat festival ni!! Lina pun kesian tgk keluarga keluarga lain yang bawak anak anak kecil nak tgk balloon tuh, semua sedih :(

So kitorang pun lari ke kereta nak balik..
Nasib tak pulang rumah dengan tangan kosong.. Nasib Lina sempat shopping kat festival tuh.
Lina beli WALL STICKERS!!! Dok mengidam benda ni..mentang-mentang la dah ada bilik baru kan..dinding yg masih putih kosong.. so Lina nak letak wall stickers banyak banyak!



Masa dalam kereta tuh.. papa tgk kitorang semua muka dah sedih masam.. papa pun bawak pegi Alamanda Mall sebelum balik! yayy! Sebab dia tau, the only way to pujuk anak-anak dia is to bring them to a shopping mall..ye la..kata  anak gadis kan! hahahTerus muka semua senyum lebar! :)
Dah lama jugak Lina tak pegi Alamanda..the last time was YEARS ago, masa mall tuh first first bukak dulu.
Cantek jugak Alamanda ni.. kedai dia pun not bad! So kitorang jalan jalan..makan dinner..tunggu hukan berhenti sket..baru balik!

Kitorang sempat singgah kat this one dessert place at Alamanda foodcourt, cuba tgk betul betul. Macam macam ada!! best!


Sedih memang sedih tak dapt tgk festival tuh..
Tapi yang penting, keluarga pergi dan balik dengan selamat. Sebab hujan was so lebat, memang potential accident. My heart was beating like crazy in the car!
Alhamdulillah.. :)

XOXO
Lina Pumpkin