Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Years Prayer

Let us close our eyes and pray for 2007

New Years Prayer

Thank you Lord for giving me
The brand new year ahead
Help me live the way I should
As each new day I tread.

Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.

The year ahead is empty
Help me fill it with good things
Each new day filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
A courage born of peace
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.

Please give to all upon this earth
A heart that's filled with love
A gentle happy way to live
With Your blessings from above.

~ Charlotte Anselmo ~

May 2007 will be a good year

Happy New Year 2007

It's another new year again - Welcome 2007 and Goodbye 2006. A lot of party will be held tonight to celebrate the new year. Clubs, Pubs, & Discos will be packed with people and music. On the other side, there are also a lot of people who suffer because of the recent flood, earthquake and diseases around the world. Just flip through any newspaper and you'll see lots of people are waiting for us to help. For them, there's nothing to be celebrated.

Sometimes, i would just wonder, what are we celebrating? Is there any differences the World on 31 of December 2006 and the World on 1 January 2007? We are still facing the current situation right? hahaha... just a stupid thought i have.

Anyway, i just want to wish everyone i know a Happy New Year and May you all have a great year ahead. To all my friends, stay cool, happy always, have a great career and good health. You guys are irreplaceable!

Here are some words of wisdom for you. Enjoy 2007 ok

Cheers !

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Eve Dinner

Ho Ho Ho... Merry Christmas. I am not a food blogger but i think this is my first time taking pictures in a restaurant i went for Christmas Eve Dinner. Kinda weird as people are looking at me why i am taking pictures of the food served. Anyway, the experience is good. My friend keep on saying that i am crazy but i insist of doing it. That's how manage to get some pictures and show you here.
My friend Sebastian and I went to a restaurant called "Purple Lotus"for Christmas Eve Dinner. Heard some of my friend said the food there not so good. Anyway, that's what people said. To prove it, we went and try on their food. Hmmmm overall, it's average - Eatable. They can do better. The following are some scores rated from me

Taste of Food : 3/5
Service : 3/5
Environment : 4/5
Portion/Size of Food : 2/5
Price : 2/5 (A little pricey)

That's the restaurant. Located behind the right corner of Pelangi Leisure Mall, Johor Bahru. When you make a U turn at the traffic lights to the mall, you will see this. Senang cari la.

The Entrance - Taking From The Table We Seated

Interior Design - Not Bad. A very soothing environment. Very Purple.. No wonder ... the name of the restaurant is Purple Lotus

Appetizer - I ordered the Roasted Duck With Salad. To be honest delicious!! I like the sauce. Taste like Peking Duck Sweet & Sour Sauce. It was a good opening dish

Appetizer -My friend ordered the Grilled Salmon With Salad. It was nice too. Manage to "curi" a bit and taste it.

Soup - Seafood Soup. Taste like mushroom soup for me. ok lo. Pass!

My friend main course - Seafood Platter (Prawn, Salmon and Squid -Sotong) Opps... half of the salmon have been eaten. Anyway, too little...seafood expensive qua

My Main course - 2 types of chicken - deep fried crispy and honey grilled chicken chop. The honey sauce very nice.

Complimentary - Ice Lemon Tea.

Main course come with red wine. Nice!

Overall, good. A little pricey. Not worth for money. Anyway, it's Christmas eve lo. Still acceptable


Christmas Cake For All My Friends

It's christmas again. Wishing all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thanks for being a wonderful and supportive friends. The world is always a better place to live because of you guys.... Thanks Melvin, Vince, Danny, Kenneth, Andy, Oliver, Theresa, Kean Ewe, Calvin, Kelvin, Tom, Daniel, Tim and Sebastian.

This special cake is for you!..Come to JB and i will bring you to real good one....

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Simple Quick Dinner

Had Tuna Pasta Salad for dinner . You can prepare this in 20 mins. Learn this from a friend of mine. Thanks Dorothy. It's so easy.

My Christmas & New Year Wishes

It's the end of the year again, lets make a wish. Not just one wish... but a lot of wishes. Besides good health and good career, here are the 3 things i want most for 2007

1) Vacation To Australia

2) New Handphone - Nokia N73

3) New house - Nice Condominium/Apartment

Cheers... Merry Christmas & happy New year

Tag Game


I was tagged by my blog friend (Vince). All 26 questions are about life. Here are the answers

A to Z of Life

A - available / single?
I am attached but available hahahaha

B - best friend?
Sebastian, Danny and Roger

C - cake or pie?
Cake - especially secret recipe cakes

D - drink of choice
Milo. It's my energy drink every morning

E - essential item u use everyday?
Perfume. I cant leave the house without perfume

F - favorite color?

G - gummy bears of worms?
No Idea. No comment

H - hometown?
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

I - indulgence?
Hahaha... maybe

J - January or February?
February...because of Valentine's Day

K - kids & their names?
I dont have kids. If i have one i will name my son "Derrick" and Daughther "Dorothy"

L - life is incomplete without?
Money.... hahaha Just kidding. Life without my friends...

M - marriage date?
Hahaha.... 14 of February

N - number of sibling?

O - orange or apple?
Apple. I dont like orange.

P - phobias / fears?
Spiders and Rats

Q - favorite quote?
Everything will be alright

R - reason to smile?

S - season?
I like summer. Less rain. I hate rainy day.

T - tag 4 to 5 People?
Let me think first

U - unknown fact about me?
Haha... it's already unknown. Then keep it as unknown

V - vegetable U don't like?

W - worst habit?
I will sleep until very late.. if no one wake me up

X - X-ray you've Had?
twice... i guess

Y - your favorite food?

Z - zodiac sign?
Taurus. The stubborn bull


Friday, December 22, 2006

Movie - Curse of The Golden Flower

It's about 12.30am, i just reach home after a long 2 hours movie "Curse of the Golden Flower". Well, i will rate the movie at 7/10. Too much hot colours - orange and red. Kinda boring in the middle. Anyway, it's in Cantonese. Well, i do understand but kinda weird as it suppose to be in Mandarin. Overall, lovely but overheated. A mixture of feelings as there are lots of tragedy on top of tragedy and this is kinda mix-up. A lot of improvement for Jay Chou compare to initial D. Gong Li is really hot.... her costume is ALARMING hot. Chow Yun Fatt, as usual a veteran actor, he act well. A must watch movie for 2006 if you like China Dynasty related movies.

Here is the website

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Hug ... Do you hug the one you love?

I met a friend today and he reminds me on someone who i missed so much. Even until today. I used to have a friend who hug a lot. He hugs his parents, siblings and friends. For him, it's a sign of love and care. I do hug my parents but not my friends. Even close ones i do not dare to hug them. I dont know why. Perhaps it's not part of our culture.

I am writing this because a lot of us do not do this - Hug the one you love Anyway, he passed away 6 years ago because of a tragic accident. I still remember the day before he passed away, he said "Come one... give me a hug.. a goodbye hug". Anyway, that was the last time i hugged him.

How many of us really hug the one we care and love? Do you? If you dont... then remember to do it today as you might not have the chance again....

What Is A Hug?

A hug is a wonderful gift to share
A way to show each other that we care
There is so much a hug is able to do
When you feel those arms holding you

A hug is a place to feel safe and warm
A comfort for a sad heart that is torn
An expression of the love in our heart
For ones who we wish, never to be apart

A hug is a greeting when we meet to say hello
Or to say goodbye when we have to go
It can hold us up when life gets us down
And makes us smile, instead of frown

A hug can be given for no reason at all
And given to those, both big and small
We're never too old to feel the joy it brings
As it is one of life's most pleasing things

And for all of this beauty, a hug is free
It costs nothing, yet means so much to me
We should all hug another to show we care
For to feel a warm hug, nothing can compare

Author Unknown


Magic Words

I am pretty sure that we all have someone around us who can cheer us and stand by our side when are kinda down and low and feel like wanna walk away. Somehow we all just need some chat and some words which are just right at that moment.Those are magic words....hahaha.

I am grateful that i have that someone who always speak the magic words. To all my dear friends, i hope you can find someone who can speak the magic words to you.

Enjoy the song.

The lyric.... Magic Words. By Coco Lee (in her English Album - Exposed)

Verse 1
I want you to come to me when you're feeling down.
Knowing I can count on you during hard times.
We will find a way but it won't come easy.
When the yearning fades away, do we wanna stay?

Verse 2
Trying to be strong for you like you're strong for me.
Looking at you holding up so easily.
When I'm having doubts about what I'm feeling And future worries are darkening my mind.
That's when you come around.

And you just say that magic words and everything is fine again baby.
You just touch me like I love and loving you feels new again...mmm yeah.
Sometimes I can get kinda low and I just wanna walk away (from you).
Then you just say the magic words –oh baby- and I feel the sun shinning down on me again.

Verse 3
I know I can be a pain to you at times.
I just wanna find a way to compromise.
I gotta learn to deal with you going your way.
And though you can't be here with me sometimes.
I can't wait till you come around.

And you will say that magic words and everything is fine again baby.
You will touch me like I love and loving you feels new again...mmm yeah.
Sometimes I can get kinda low and I just wanna walk away (from you).
Then you just say the magic words –oh baby- and I feel the sun shinning down on me again.

You belong to me.
I belong to you.
And the feeling's true.
A sense of security.
I love you baby.
And I know you love me too.
When you say the words, the special words, the magic words...
When you say you love me.

Say that magic words and everything is fine again baby.
And you just touch me like I love and loving you feels new again...Oh yeah. Sometimes I can get kinda low and I just wanna walk away.
Then you just say the magic words –oh babe- and I feel the sun shinning down on me again.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Friendship..... a doubtful thought

A lot of people told me that once a friendship is formed it will be forever. How true is this statement?

A good friend of mine told me that i should not have any expectation from a friend. The best way is just to be a friend without any expectation. I don't get it at all. In fact, what a friend is for without any expectation? Do you agree?

How do you define friendship? Any definition of the following?

"One who multiplies joys, divides grief and whose honesty is inviolable."

"One who understands our silence."

"A volume of sympathy bound in cloth."

"A watch that beats true for all time and never runs down."

"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out."

"If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred
minus one day, so I never have to
live without you."

- Winnie the Pooh

"True friendship is like sound
health; the value of it is seldom
known until it be lost."

- Charles Caleb Colton

"A real friend is one who
walks in when the rest of the
world walks out."

"Don't walk in front of me, I
may not follow. Don't walk
behind me, I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my friend."

- Albert Camus.

"Strangers are just friends
waiting to happen."

"Friends are the Bacon Bits in
the Salad Bowl of Life."

"Friendship is one mind in two

- Mencius

"Friends are God's way of
taking care of us."

"If you should die before me,
ask if you could bring a

- Stone Temple Pilots

"I'll lean on you and you lean
on me and we'll be okay."

- Dave Matthews Band

"If all my friends were to
jump off a bridge, I wouldn't
jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to
catch them"

"Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you
don't say."

"We all take different paths
in life, but no matter where we
go, we take a little of each other

- Tim McGraw

"My father always used to say
that when you die, if
you've got five real friends,
then you've had a great life."

-Lee Iacocca

"Hold a true friend with both
your hands."

-Nigerian Proverb

"A friend is someone who knows
the song in your heart and can
sing it back to you when you have
forgotten the words."


"All the times we have shared, could never be broken...
by a girl, by life, and when i say your my true friend(s),
I mean it with all my heart, and never forget that I am here for you, I will walk
through life holding your hand or stand by while you need me to just talk, but
either way, I will be here, and never leave need not fear"

~ Bruce Allen Wall, Jr.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006


When i was driving home after work, it was pretty late and I was very tired due to some unsettled matters at the office. Something just flash over my mind about "Quality Life". How to have quality life? Of course i mean High Quality Life.

We all keep moving on with our daily routines, stuck in traffic jams, meeting people and completing our daily tasks. It's all because of what?

Better life? Retire young? Passion of what we are doing? search our dreams? being responsible of contributing to the society? for a meaningful life? Crazy for Money? To get things we always wanted in this materialistic world?

Well, no matter what purposes you're heading into. Guess we all are looking for a better life. A life with lots of happiness and less worry. Do you agree with me?

So, how to have better quality life? Here are some of my thoughts

Family - It's always good to have family members around. They are the people who truly love you and accept who you are. Well, some people might not agree with me as they might have some problem with their families members. Anyway, time will prove a lot of things. Believe me, you'll know this one day.

Friends - For me, friends play an important part of my life. Their opinions, companionship and trust makes me a better person. To all my friends, thank you so much. You know who you are out there...

Love - We must love what we doing. We must love the people
around us. Love... makes me a better person. Thanks to all who love me.

Money - Some people said Money Is The Root of all Evil. I totally disagree. The lack of money is the root of all evil. The number one cause of murder, cheating, stealing and lying is because of poverty. If you look at the reality world today, the majority of the problems people face in life such as relationships, health and career are result of the lack of money. I think all agree with me that it's all about being rich right? That's why most of us still running in the rat race. Money will definitely make our lives better.

Education - My mom always tell me this " .... the most expensive and priceless thing she gave me is EDUCATION. I totally agree. What you learn and what is in your head will be there forever. Unless you become crazy. Thanks to my parents who showed me the path that I follow, my lecturers for all the knowledge, my friends for all the opinions and thoughts.

Work - Well, guess this is what most of us are doing everyday. Something to keep us occupied and at least earn a living so we can go shopping, buy things, buy breakfast - lunch - Dinner. Some say, if you do what you love, you will never work another day in your life!

Challenges - Life is a challenge itself. Everyday we see new things and different air we breathe in everyday and you will never have the same life again. Cherish everyday and make it great. With Challenges, it keeps me moving.

Well.... what do you think? Share with me what makes your life a QUALITY one?


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Baby Names

I personally like children. Every time when i saw some cute kids at the shopping malls, i always kind of imagine when i can have a son or daugther of my own. Just last week, i received an email from a friend of mine inviting me to attend his baby one-month old celebration dinner (i don't know how to call it - Man Yuet (Mandarin)). Well, as a friend, i called him and congratulate him and his wife. I am very sure they excited about it. Being a father, i think he is very happy. During the phone conversation, i manage to ask him what name he gave to his son. He told me Nelson. My first reaction was OH MY GOD. He replied "why". I asked him why named his son Nelson? He told me that it's his wife decision. Anyway, i told him that it's not a good name as his surname is Tan. Imagine, Nelson Tan in Mandarin means bird laying eggs. No offend of course but being a friend i am too frankly and didn't think much what he will feel. I would said i am being "geh poh" non of my business anyway. Anyway, i hope that we all need to really think first before we name our babies. I can't imagine they being teased or make fun by other people when they grown up. It's nothing wrong with the English name. It's just that when it come together with Chinese Surname and combination of our society with all the dialects, lots of funny name can be created.
Good luck man.

Names we should avoid when naming your child  

Anne Chang (in Mandarin) - dirty

Anne Chin (in Mandarin) - keep quiet
Faye Chen (in Mandarin) - dusty

Carl Chng (in Hokkien) - buttock

Monica Cheng (in Hokkien) - touching your buttocks

Michael Tan (in Cantonese) - selling eggs

Tommy Huang (in Mandarin) - Tang2 Ming2

Huang2 : Ming Dynasty's emperor

Lucy Liaw (in Hokkien) - You are dead

Judy Soo (in Malay) - Lost in Gamble
Jane Tan (in Mandarin) - Fried egg

Suzie Leow (in Hokkien) - Lost till death

Henry Tan (in Hokkien) - let you wait
Henry Mah (in Mandarin) - hate your mum

Corrine Tai (in Hokkien) - Poor fellow

Paul Chan (in Mandarin) - bankrupt

Nelson Tan (in Mandarin) - bird laying eggs

Jason Tan (in Mandarin) - thief laying eggs

Leslie Tong (in Mandarin) - rubbish bin
Nelson Chong (in Mandarin) - worms infested bird

Carmen Teng (in Hokkien) - Leg Hair long

Connie Mah (in Cantonese) - Call your mum
Francis Yip (in Cantonese) - Sweet potato leaf

Yesterday Once More

Considering this is my first online blog after my last one blog back in year 2003. I cant remember when i start to involve in this kind of website but it was a good one. I think the website is no longer exists. It's been ages i did not log in. I guess, whatever written there have been deleted. Anyway, this is a new start... yesterday once more.

I have been spending the whole afternoon packing some of my stuff at my room. It's been months i i have been busy with work and somehow i always give myself excuses not to clean my room. Imagine books, CDs, clothes and other stuff all around the room.

No idea what actually gave me the energy to get all things back to the original place. I was shocked that i have bought a lot of books and i have yet to have the time to read it. It's all still in the plastic bag. I love books but i am not a book worm yet.

About my CDs, I have a lot too. Music is part of my life. I cant imagine life without music. Guess what, i found one of my favorite CD while i was cleaning my room - The Carpenters Golden Hits. I bought the CD sometime ago.

I just love Karen's voice. She is simply great. My friends always ask me why i always like old songs like The Carpenters. I always reply that some songs are just part of us. I still remember when i was very young, my mom and dad always play their songs like Close To You, Yesterday Once More and Ticket To Ride by The Carpenters. My favorite is definitely 'Close To You'. Love the lyric of the song....

Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
The angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

On the day that you were born
The angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.
Just like me (Just like me)
They long to be
Close to you.

Wahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you.
Wahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you.
Hahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you.
Lahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you

It's raining again. It's best to stay at home listening to music. It's Sunday anyway. Chill out and just relax...

Hope to have a great Monday and week ahead