Tuesday, November 9, 2010

the angel that we pray for..

Something for that monday blue...

sometimes when you're lost
wordless and stumbled
do your eyes crossed?
or you feel crumbled?

fear not, my friend
believe there's an angel
or believe there's a bend
for at the bend there's an angel.

you pray hard
that the angel will tell
the angel will help you to send a card
to someone and ring the alarm bell.

you pray hard
that all will go well
because the angel will send the trump card
which will sets everything well

sometimes i find myself dumb
for sending my angel and not on my own
that's probably because i'm just a little bubble gum
unknown, used and then thrown.

i know i'm more than that
and everyone should know that too
just think of the situation and laugh at
because life is like that and it shouldn't be all that blue.

something i felt strongly after a few bad incidents. but it's part and parcel of life and part of everyone's life.
give me a comment if you feel the same as  i do. truly appreciate that i'm not alone, from someone who loves to tok...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

why woman shouldn't be on the rig

something that i've concluded..something you might want to know...

reason 1: NOTHING will fit a woman; not the helmet, not the coveralls, not the safety boots - or it's just me?

reason 2: there's no public phones to chat for hours with friends. only emergency ones. and YES, it's an emergency if i cannot keep toking..

reason 3: every buttons look tempting. but i only know the button to the washing machine, the dryer, the electrical stove and the vacuum cleaner

reason 4: there's only one electrical box that we should know to toggle the switch back on when there's a trip. a room where electricity is being generated is too much for the delicate ears.

reason 5: everything is far too huge - for little me...

reason 6: will get lost!

reason 7: big vehicles with no styles are not in-style

reason 8: posing and enjoying the scenery is better than working 

reason 9: STILL lost, STILL too big (refer to reason 5 & 6)

reason 10: still need to look good at work so probably 
half of the time will be used for combing hair & touch-ups

reason 11: don't drill with concrete and heavy machines. 
err, in the first place, we don't do the drilling! (if you get wat i mean)

reason 12: will always hang around at the helipad hoping to get out

reason 13: need proper office setting with comfortable chair & neat work station - and the only buttons that need to work are those on the keyboard and nothing more...

reason 14: sleep at the work place? need a queen size bed with floral bedsheets please...

reason 15: constantly thinking of escaping...

reason 16: curiosity kills the cat

reason 17: born to be fun and sometimes crazy -too much monkeying around at work

reason 18: door knobs are too big for the slender fingers

reason 19: will get distracted with cute guy as colleague

reason 20: prefer to be photographed than to be working 

a rare opportunity to visit the rig on 29 Aug 2010 that my man will be working on. was amazed by the make of every single piece of machineries down to the bolts and nuts. was totally lost half-way through the tour as there's just too much for little me. but this is definitely be a visit that i'll never forget for a very long time - seeing a  platform that sustain on it's own. 
have you had an interesting visit to somewhere that is restricted or we are too innocent (or ignorant) to know? share it with me here. i wanto to know i wanto know... 

hope this had been an interesting piece for you...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh...look wat i found?!

always humming to these whenever i'm happy, don't know why...
probably it's the time when i'm most carefree.
probably life was more simpler. 
probably it's the happiest time.
probably it's the start of every successful life...

Convent JB Primary school song

Permai indahnya Sekolah Convent
Ku di Johor Bahru
Semoga ku taat setia
Kepada tradisinya

Ku menempuhi cabaran
Untuk nusa bangsa
Tulus ikhlas azam berbakti
Jadi panduanku
Tulus Ikhlas azam berbakti Jadi panduanku

Walaupun ku jauh merantau
Convent di kenangkan
Masa di Convent yang gembira tetap dirindu jua

Wahai Convent Johor Bahru
Namamu terkenal
Kepada negaraku kau Berjasa
Sekolah ku tercinta
Kepada negara ku kau Berjasa
Sekolah ku tercinta

Convent JB Secondary school song

Here’s a rousing cheer
For our Convent dear
On fair Johor Bahru
May we be faithful to every rule
To each tradition true

Through weal or woe we forward go
United great and small
In virtue simple and duty strong
Is the motto for us all
In virtue simple and duty strong
Is the motto for us all

Through far we roam
From our ancient home
Our thoughts will often stray
Back to these happy convent days
Where our hearts are warm and gay

We love each dear familiar room
And gaze with rightful pride
At our lofty building on the hill
Where Malaysians sunshine smiles
At our lofty building on the hill
Where Malaysians sunshine smiles

May the good Lord bless
Our sultan kind
Who in peace preserves our town
He ‘throned Our Lady’s image there
Where she sweetly gazes down

God keep us loyal to our friends
Our teachers and our rules
May we bless the day
When we found our way
To our own dear Convent School
May we bless the day
When we found our way
To our own dear Convent School
and click here for the official website of our secondary school

please do check out the SMK Convent Facebook page (click here) and support all their causes and activities!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

i don't love you...

specially written for the one i loved and for women who are bold, smart and think more than they should about their love for another. (and mie, i didn't wrote this during work hours)

i don't love you foolishly
because i think a lot
about you and me

i don't love you blindly
because losing sight of your beautiful eyes that drowns me
is never an option to decide

i don't love you deeply
the never ending horizon is how my love for you
should be

i don't love you for who you are
but who you really are
and who you want to be

i don't love you strongly
because my knees goes weak
when you say you love me dearly

i don't love you enough
because i can't never love you enough
than words can ever describe

i don't love you madly
for you make me sane
and see all things clearly

i don't love you boldly
because i'm hoping the love for me
is stronger than ever

i don't love you passionately
because the word is too simple
for my fierce love that eludes from this piece

i don't you love you as much
because there's nothing
that can measure the love of such

i don't love you truly
because you trust me
and i give myself to you wholly

i don't love you secretly
because it's a shame
not to make that claim

i don't love you like anybody
because you're different
the one and only

remember to give me a credit should my piece be something you would appreciate...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

craving for something

i crave this every day, every hour, every meal, forever... 

soups had always made me feel healthy, always made me think of home - because mum makes fantastic soup that's served warm when we sat down for dinner. something everyone would love to go back home for (apart from the lazy couch to watch the evening shows or the comfy bed to snooze in)

this cny, i didn't had the opportunity to taste much soup from her truly mum's due to my short stay. but it was indeed a good time to be back home, putting me back to my root at some point - cherishing relationships, loving love, understanding caring is important to everyone.

there's so much that i think we tend to forget and lost when we start leading our own life, be it on our own or having a family of our own.

all these goes back to my craving for a bowl of good soup. or rather a pot where i can share it with those that i loved. soup is a combination of many ingredients; soup is boiled and ingredients are cooked to perfection.
it's also like a foundation of a person - being breast-feed by our mums, taught lessons by our dads, educated by our teachers, stole a cookies or two with our siblings, learned to climb a tree with the neighbor's kid, copied and plagiarized for our degree thesis by unforeseen circumstances (haha), forced to face challenges in our work due to the most basic need - to survive and live and of course many more for most.

so instead of instant noodles, fried/ boiled eggs, soup noodles, toasties, sandwiches and pastas, i'm sure i can do more.

give me vegetable soups with my favorite vegetables afloat a beautiful soup base and overly cooked vegetables sinking at the bottom making it a great stew for another dish.

give me beef stew with well cooked beef cubes and soft onions swimming side by side. with occasional bites into sweet soft red and white carrots (or turnips/ 白萝卜). 

so if you know a simple way for that soup that you love and would like to pass on the recipe (don't lost it), please do share with everyone here at tokinglekkerding.

soup is like the result of many things; good or bad, combined together. it's the end-result to the patient and dedication one inject in to correct the bad and to improve the good.

have a bowl of your favorite soup today and sink in that feeling...

Friday, February 12, 2010

some feelings buried deep inside..

love story - taylor swift

we were both young when i first saw you
i close my eyes
and the flashback starts
im standing there
on a balcony of summer air

see the lights,
see the party the ball gowns
i see you make your way through the crowd
you say hello
little did i know

that you were romeo you were throwing pebbles
and my daddy said stay away from juliet
and i was crying on the staircase
begging you please don’t go, and i said

romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
i’ll be waiting all theres left to do is run
you’ll be the prince and i’ll be the princess
its a love story baby just say yes

so i sneak out to the garden to see you
we keep quiet because we’re dead if they know
so close your eyes
lets keep this down for a little while
cause you were romeo i was a scarlet letter
and my daddy said stay away from juliet
but you were everything to me
and i was begging you please don’t go and i said

romeo take me somewhere we can be alone
i’ll be waiting all theres left to do is run
you be the prince and i’ll be the princess
its a love story baby just say yes

romeo save me, don’t try to tell me how it feels
this love is difficult, but its so real
don’t be afraid we’ll make it out of this mess
its a love story baby just say yes,

Oh, oh

I got tired of waiting
wondering if you were ever coming around
my faith in you was fading
when i met you on the outskirts of town, and I said

romeo save me i’ve been feeling so alone
i keep waiting for you but you never come
is this in my head, i don’t know what to think
he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring

marry me juliet you’ll never have to be alone
i love you and thats all I really know
i talked to your dad you’ll pick out the white dress
its a love story baby just say yes
oh, oh, yes
we were still young when i first saw you

watch mv of love story here

sometimes we had had some deep feelings about something. but we just can't express it. i always think music is an avenue to release that inner thoughts. my dear colleague, caine, played this song today on his lappy and it just inspired me. 
it'll be great if i can get my hands on the piano score for Love Story (taylor swift) meets Viva La Vida (coldplay) and if i can manage to play the song on my ol' piano, i'll video myself playing the piece and post it here! hehe.... 

so looking forward to it!

Monday, February 8, 2010

you haven't update anything ler..

in respond to some feedback, i'm inspired to be back and about....
(i should!)

Been really lazy lately
Ain't doing anything productive
Really feel sorry for my bloggy
Received feedback that I should be more proactive.

Yes I think I should be
Search, source, research and try
Easy to say but I'll try my best to be
Active again at what I'm good and enjoy doing.

Hey, I'm back so please give me your support by visiting tokinglekkerding and leave your comments!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

something about trying and trying

2nd attempt on my first Holga...
kinda tongue-twister..haha
this is getting interesting. with all the tips from friends, i'm picking skills and technics here and there.
although this time, the 35mm film still look like it was installed wrongly 
(most pic's focus was off and i've got tons of friends' head got chopped off), i'm pretty glad that the rest of the effect turns out as i've expected.

but i would love to hear and get more pointers from experts out there. so do share ok?!

when i did this shot, my colleague was like 'wah, like that also can?' anything is possible...

more of my colleagues - sorry guys, keep using you guys as my experiments..hehe

i didn't let go of my fat pet dog too...sorry baby but you just look cute!

i'm looking forward to my 3rd and 4th attempts results. crossing my fingers that it'll be much better and more error-less pieces.

till then, keep your comments and pointers coming in!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

islomaniac - KOH TAO, thailand (part 4)

the finale that i don't want to complete...
procrastinate and i'll never get things done. let's just finish off this part of my koh tao trip!

apart from a little island, there's more that one can explore. there's island hopping and one that no one should miss is the Nang Yuan Island. from Sairee Beach, simply take a taxi-boat ride (THB400-go and return for 2) and experience the sea breeze in your hair while local part-time fishermen rides the wave.

in less than 10mins, step right on the planks of Nang Yuan island. being a protected and 'privatised' island, you would need to pay THB100/person to enter the island.
my advise: try to allocate at least 5-6 hours to explore the island as there's scuba-diving, snorkelling and exploring the bouldered-island that you can do there.

Nang Yuan is made out of 3-mini islands. docked at the 1st island and walk on planks that surround the perimeter of the island to get to the next island. while walking on the planks, i saw tons and tons of died corals being washed up the boulders or accumulated near the stilts of the planks. it just start to proof that this island is so well protected that the growth of corals were in huge number.

taking a turn, and the 2nd island was visible - that's where all the excitement begin - the link between the 1st and 2nd island was actually a shallow white sand trail!
in the morning, when there's a high tide, you would need to take off your shoe and cross the trail with waves splashing up to your knees. it was really a beautiful sight although my sole hurts stepping into the sand filled with corals - painful but worth it.

stepping on the 2nd island of Nang Yuan is like reaching another part of the world. totally different with the crowd (mainly comprises of japanese, koreans and chinese) and the neat arrangement of sun-chairs with umbrellas for shade. everything is organised and some of the staff wore uniforms. very much like a private resort - which is one.

scuba diving gears and equipments are available for rent, just remember to bring more cash (THB). i did my first snorkelling and found out that probably i'm phobia to the sea (for the fact that i'm a competitive swimmer back in school),
or probably the underwater seabed at Nang Yuan is just too clear and beautiful - the sea bed was covered with white sands and boulders/ stone as big as a table filled with colourful corals swinging with the current. just do a float and look at the surface of the water, i can already see fishes swimming in front of my goggles.

for Nang Yuan, my advise: if you're lazy, pretty loaded and just need to relax, book your accommodation in the resort in Nang Yuan island itself. you can have the white sandy beach and protected sea life for the entire trip.
if not, then just do 4-5hours stay on the island. you can get the friendly taxi-boat fisherman to come back for you at a specific time.
another advise: if you have those slip-in-flipper-shoe, wear them at Nang Yuan because the beach is filled with corals, unless you just like the prickling corals at the sole of your feet at every step. and do remember an underwater camera. it's a pity i didn't had one. a disposable one would be good enough if you're in for snorkelling.

the trip back was equally astounding, for me, for sure. the sea went from high tide to low tide in the late afternoon. if i've the opportunity, i would love to do this a couple times more - going back and forth between the 2-islands.

even the corals wants me to stay, keep getting into my slipper and staying in there..

finally headed back to Sairee Beach and had a couple of beers and good local food to chill out and relax. along Sairee Beach, there's tons of food and beverages outlets that also co-run diving program/ services for divers. as mentioned in my earlier posting, when you're in koh tao, you definitely need to find your own program, be it to explore the island or to be with the beautiful sea and beach. head on down to Sairee Beach for a start to inspire and get yourself going.. 

everything fun must always come to an end - can someone convince me that i'm wrong on this statement?
yes, basically these are the zest of my virgin trip to koh tao. it's so virgin because i've tried so many new things there and i had lotsa fun and memories.

my advise: to visit koh tao at the start of the non-peak season if you're not in for hardcore diving. the rates everywhere; be it accommodation, transportation and rentals are more cheaper. go during the early month of november, because that's almost close to the monsoon season but not yet.
the trip for me was great because the rain only came on the departure day. good things happen and i appreciate that.

so tat's that for koh tao. it was quite a drag (i know) for putting this entire trip in 4 looooooong separated parts. but i think it's worth it. it had helped to sustained that sweet memories i had for the trip.
but it's time to let go and move on to more interesting and exciting finds..

never, never say good bye to koh tao...