Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

My Not So Typical 4th Day of CNY

Y was it not typical?  'Coz I think this is the first time of my entire life that the 4th Day of CNY is celebrated at the beach.  The sky was threatening to rain that morning, but still, the joy and enjoyment were felt.  So here are the pics taken on the outing:
Our tent and belongings.  The tent belongs to my li'l sis.  Imma be getting one of this too.  A practical way to keep and safeguard our stuff.
More cute madness!! Manja and my niece playing with sand ♥ ♥ ♥.
Nope, not advertising here.  Just a noble reminder that sunscreen should be applied when playing under the sun. 
The kids, young and 'advance' in age, dipped into the sea.
Soon, Manja could not resist the temptation of being in the water but was afraid.  Here's how he overcame his phobia:
pic 1 : Daddy, help me!!
pic 2 : Oops, water bashing on me!!
pic 3 : Me Gusta!! Yea, conquered my timidness!!  Doing the hustle!! 
The sea water was very clear on that particular day ♥ ♥ ♥
If you have followed my previous blog, I have posted about my outings on the same beach, and that was last year's pleasure trips!!
We are blessed for having such a lovely beach.  To know what I did then, click here for my 1st post & here for the 2nd.  Oh, btw, I also took some pics on the scenery of the beach........ again!!

 And the tiny crabs too....... ♥ ♥ ♥.  Spot the crabs!!

Click here to know more about the beautiful Tanjung Aru Beach, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
That's all about my beach outing.  Truly relaxing...... until the rain came and stopped everything!!  Nevertheless, it was a good 2 hrs picnicking by the beach...... ♥ ♥ ♥.

Monday, 30 January 2012

My 5th day of CNY

WTF!  I have not blog for the past 1 week.  There goes my resolution to blog twice a week *slap on the forehead*.  To get back on the game, I now have to apply the averaging method to catch up with my promise of blogging 2 times in 7 days.... yes, that means, you may be seeing 3 or 4 posts a week!! Just to be back on track with my resolution :p. 
The lazy bug did not bite on me, but Cheeky did.  He was hogging my pc.  And when I finally got my hands on my pc, my pics in my cheapo camera were unable to upload.  HOW HORRIBLE!  It was even more horrible then that I need to use my shallow tech know-how brain to adopt the solution of running to a photo processing shop and went through the conventional way of getting my pics burnt into a DVD-R.... for RM6!  They have the card reader, I don't.  Boo hoo!  So, now that I've got my pics rescued, it also means saying goodbye to the cheapo camera.  Bye-bye!
Sigh, putting all these aside, this post is about my awesome CNY celebration.  Every year, my family goes through a week long of unending visits and trips.  Tiring yes, but of great fun..... fuiyoh, most fun!!   And I'll start with my 5th day of CNY, coz that's the one which I took most pics of.
I was at an office CNY open house.  The office is damn geng one, see all these unicorns?  That green coloured one, I do not know what it was.  Can it be the 'Nian' monster?  I'm just guessing.  Maybe someone can enlighten me on this?
Wah!! Many-many unicorns
Wah!! Many-many lions
Then this kid got scared by the beat of the chinese drums and other instrumentals.  Hid in the comfort of his mom accompanying him. Guess who's the mom? :(
By then, Beary was holding my camera and took the remaining pics.  Say thanks to Beary,  ♥.
The rain was drizzling on that day. Yet, these people were capable of performing acrobatic acts be it rain or shine.  The lifting of the pole was the beginning of a very dangerous stunt.  Children, do not try this at home!!
Lion climbing up the pole.  Nope, its not pole dancing.
Roaring lion successfully made it to the top of the pole.  *Salute!
Bear in mind they said they were testing out due to the rain.  Little did we know they climbed all the way up.  Fuiyoh, admiring their braveness 'coz....... it was REALLY DAMN dangerous!!  The suspense was killing everyone watching. *Salute! Salute!
Smiling Lion safely returned on ground.
Next was the 18 lion heads to begin another performance for the crowd.  Soon they were forming a tunnel which I think was called the tunnel of better fortune.  I could not resist and went through that tunnel.
The pic on the right showed me inside the tunnel.  Luckily because of the rain, it wasn't as sweat smelly from these performers.  So, will I seek better fortune after this?  I hope so, wanna reduce my credit card bills. :p  Talking about the bills, the update is at the end of this post.
There were other performances too, such as :
Auspicious dragon dance.  The almighty symbol among the auspicious chinese animal kingdom.
Auspicious fishes.  Symbol of bountiful.  Found one hideous looking fish though (left pic).
Click here to know the history of lion dance.
Thank you to the firm's generosity in arranging the performance. Soon it was time for lunch and we drove off to a local chinese restaurant for some munch, and guess what?  Another auspicious animal appeared before us.  This time, it looks gentler and yummy too.
Buns in the form of Rabbits.  Symbol of brightness and intelligent.
Being surrounded by so many auspicious animals, I felt a sudden "Ong-ness" (bountiful) in me.  Huat (prosperous) to everyone!! Happy Chinese New Year!!
**To know my last balance, click here.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Weekly Blessings

♥ This is a weekly post on the many mini encounters I experienced for the past week.  It may be blessings, or at times, applying the singular adjective.  Though maybe insignificant, yet they are capable of staging some vibrancy to this kitty's life.  Counting my blessings every day   
This week's blessings are all about me and my CNY fit.
Like my new hair colour?  As tweeted, I went to the hair salon 2 weeks before CNY.  Totally out of my expectation as the colour is really bright.  Though as bright as it is, I'll just have to make the best out of it.  And I totally struck my luck today i.e. being the 1st day of CNY.  Praises, praises, praises.  What was somewhat unfortunate turned into an attention grabbing day with compliments.  What's my secret in receiving such luck?  Its all in the make up.    Talking about make-ups, all my recent blah sensation was blessed as I managed to conceal my blemishes..... *grin.
So much for the 1st change,  now to the 2nd one.  Look closely to the pics 'coz, I've just changed my lens.  The usual brown is now in purple.  Okay, I did not take reeeaaaaaallllyyy close portrait to show the lens as I am all duh when using camera.  Anyway, this is the first time I'm using a colour out of the ordinary brown and black.  Didn't expect it to turn out to be quite natural.   I would have thought with this hair colour and a not so asian looking eye colour, I may be totally out of place.  All the unexpected came back positively.
Happeeeeeee me and feel all lucky, ready in forging a great lunar year ahead.  Yipeee!!  See, I started off positively with me blogging on the 1st day of CNY le..... *double grin.
And to help you from "squinch'ing" your eyes any further, here's a bigger picture of myself which was taken in my bathroom, the only place in the entire house with better lighting :P
 Gong Xi Fa Cai
I felt somewhat playful today.  Hope you are too........ *triple grin.

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Grrrrr......... ;(

Have not been into the blogging juice for awhile.  Besides writer's block, I blame it on 3 things. The blaming part is of lame excuse, but then again, somewhat bugging me.  So here goes:
First, it was the internet connection.  Streamyx had been playing up with my bill.  Refrained me from online for 4 days before I found out.  Then on the 5th day, it took them 24 hrs to reconnect me to cyber world.  WTF!  It has always been okay for me to be late by a few days, but somehow, they must have sneaked on my luck and turned 180 degrees against me.  No fun! Considering I have been paying every month, though late.  How about those who have not been paying for months? (If there is such luckier person than me)  When r u going to chase after them?
Then there is the pageview counter which totally drained out my motivation mojo.  It's almost to a month soon and I have yet to solve the problem with my choice of counter.  I need stats!!  I need to know how I'm doing.  Yet the counter on my page now is totally playing tricks on me.  I mean, yes I'm no expert in widgets stuff, afterall I admit my weakness in my very first post, right?  Adding salt to the wound, is my terribly hectic lifestyle of balancing between work and family.  Sigh, anyway, since holiday is juuuuuuuuuuussstt right round the corner, I hope to solve this dilemma ASAP or else, I may be dragging my feet at an even worse pace.  So not funny in this dept!!
And finally, I kinda loss my chio component.  Zits r mushrooming on this "I've been trying really hard to maintain" face of mine.  Gosh, I feel sooooooooooooo Blah!  to a stage that I couldn't care less if I turn into a hag overnight.  I've not been into the lotions nor moisturizers for god knows for how long!!  Eeeeeekk!! It's going to be CNY, I have GOT to buck up!!
Okay, that's all, no chio pic of mine for now until I can conceal all these blemishes of mine.  So, I've slapped tonnes of oh my god only he knows the amount of liquid I'm wearing now on my bare soul!!
Ending my post with a humble wish to my readers who are celebrating CNY. 
Counting down with 2 days to go  :

Monday, 16 January 2012

Weekly Blessings

♥ This is a weekly post on the many mini encounters I experienced for the past week.  It may be blessings, or at times, applying the singular adjective.  Though maybe insignificant, yet they are capable of staging some vibrancy to this kitty's life.  Counting my blessings every day   
This week's blessings are influenced by Cheeky as he advances himself from a kindergarten pupil to a primary school student.
This year sets a another milestone for both Cheeky and I. Besides him commencing his education years in primary school, it also means myself having to prepare recess meals for him.  This is a tough job especially when there's a need to use some brain power.  Hence, instead of cracking my head on every evenings, I came up with a timetable.  This was inspired and adopted from Cheeky's kindergarten days where his previous school displayed a meal timetable.  As the timetable was recyclable every 2 weeks, I just followed as per.  
So 2 weeks passed, and the timetable seems acceptable.  How do I know?  He takes his meals diligently.  Loving my timetable.  Yes, its scribbled and that's my handwriting.  One of these days, I'm going to properly print it out from my computer and replace the scribbled one that is sitting nicely on my fridge.
Besides preparing recess meals for Cheeky, I was determine to start the financial education for him early.  Irregardless of the feedbacks I got from other mothers, because of my current situation, I really feel there is no harm in teaching him the power of saving now. Several pre-runs were made during the holidays which saw great changes to his attitude on this subject.  Hence I am more confident in him handling money now as compared to last year.
I did not want to restrict nor stop him from visiting the school canteen, more so to feel the emptiness of not able to get things he may need or whenever he gets bored with my timetable meals.  And so, he finally bought something from the canteen.  It was a packet of noodles..... for Beary!  Lucky father!  Yes, he took his timetable meal!  Yes, that was the only thing he bought by far!  Yes, I am jealous!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Its Beginning to Feel Alot Like...... CNY

The Props
The decoration process
The naughty kids
More on the naughty kids.  OMG!

Decorations all set :D
This year's Chinese New Year celebration falls on the 23rd of January.  Malaysia, being a multiracial country, has allocated 2 days of statutory holidays for this purpose i.e. on 23rd and 24th.  The famous 12 animal signs of a cycle will once again see the emergence of the auspicious Dragon. 
According to the chinese horoscope forecasts, I am supposed to be enjoying a fairly good year.  Woohoo! (not taking it seriously though :-/)
Can't wait till my next holiday.  Double woohoo!
When they're lit   

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Weekly Blessings

♥ This is a weekly post on the many mini encounters I experienced for the past week.  It may be blessings, or at times, applying the singular adjective.  Though maybe insignificant, yet they are capable of staging some vibrancy to this kitty's life.  Counting my blessings every day   
I have been yearning for a make-up tool box for quite sometime, but at the same time was not keen in hunting for one due to the obvious financial reason.  In fact, nowadays everything under my want list are shifted to the back of my mind WTF.  The other reason is when its a want, I have strict criteria on its features and designs.  Duh, FYI, the "it" refers to goods as in products, and not on human, ya.  So, everything falls onto faith, WTF!, I sounded like an innocent girl waiting for her prince charming to appear and sweeps her feet away on a white stallion.
And so, during the holidays, WHAT COINCIDENT!  My prince charming.... er wait!,....  its FAITH brought us together!  Between the peach, blue and pink, I chose the obvious.  Duh, again FYI, I have no preference of colours, just as long as it looks nice and I feel comfortable with.  The other obvious decision criteria was the transparent casing, which looks simple and practical for finding smaller sized stuff.
He found me and made me happy    
My sinful Penang Fried Kueh Teow from Bornion, Luyang 
Yummeeeeee! I do not usually take supper 'coz its my enemy.  It upsets my usual routine on managing this slender physique.  Though I have shed off some kilos, there are still some stubborn ones which had stayed put since post pregnancy.  If only they would leave and I will be at peace.  Nonetheless, when cravings set in, all rational thoughts are thrown out of the window.  I'm happier to see some bonding time with my family.  It may be sinful to me, but a worthwhile sacrifice just seeing the vkitty family members wearing their smiles.
Aiyer!!??.......... why so messy?  That's the view of my kitchen counter top.  Who did this mess?  It was Cheeky, my eldest son.  This was my first encounter of him preparing his own drinking bottle.  Both Beary and myself did not know about this until he showed us of himself drinking from his bottle and briefly felt proud when mentioned.  Awwww, my son is growing up, being independent.  Still need to refine your motor skill, my luv.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

My Year 2012 Resolutions

Now that its the new year, its time to sit down and think hard of any resolutions I would like to accomplish in this brand new 2012.  Have you made yours yet?
Frankly, besides putting effort to reduce my fucked up life of great debts, I do not really have any other major resolutions to look at.  Then again, maybe I am not trying hard enough.  So after a brief think tank work, here are my resolutions for Year 2012:
1) My most important objective for this year is to reduce my debts to a reasonable amount.  Why not be debt free?  Come on, I need to be realistic, even if I were to repay RM3k per month, that will only be RM36k, which will still not be able to settle all my credit card debts.  So sad but true, hence I need to be REALISTIC and stay FOCUS! 
2) I hope to blog at least twice a week.   Some people may find this funny, 'coz they have no problem in blogging everyday.  Yet, every individuals come from different backgrounds and living in different situations.  So, after taking into consideration of the universe I am cocooned in, I think twice a week is fair.  What do you think?
3) This will not be under my controllable grasp.  Nevertheless, I do hope there are more compassionate and the willingness to help people out there, making this world a better place to live in, instead of hatred, greed and selfishness which are now rampant.  Of course, these are uncontrollable by me, so I hope some magic will happen and make everyone wear their smiles everyday.  *No, the magic I'm talking about is not the Nostradamus/Mayan calendar theory, unless it brings positive change instead of the gloomy picture the theory has been projecting all this while.
4) I wish I am able to travel more this year.  Of course, within my means, with a manageable budget.  Do not care if its local tour, just as long as I can share the beauty of the travels.
5) See my purse?  It's peeling off / flaking away.  Hence, I hope to get a good purse...... er...., and a good camera, a good laptop, and maybe to get a new car OMGFML. 
That's it! My new year resolution.  Except on resolution no. 3, for all the rest, #challengeaccepted.  Out of the 4, I think no. 5 will be the first to accomplish..... that is, to get a purse and er...... not the rest.... yet - period!
Ending my post with a chio pic of myself.  Kbye!
Pic taken during my 2012 NYE brunch

Sunday, 1 January 2012

My 1st Post : An Introduction

Hello for finding me here.
This is my new blog, after months of boggling my mind in finding a name and design for it.  The journey to finally introduce this blog has not been easy, as being a new blogger, with lesser than a year's exposure and even lesser friends of peer interests.
Yet, after trying my hands in this arena, the seeds of interest gradually grew in me.  Thanks to my experimental blog, I've tried to touch on various topics to find out what really motivates me to keep on blogging.  Can you imagine it took me 8 months to understand myself better?  Yup, 8 months to discover that by just adding records of my experiences in the numerous posts, I find myself narrowing my focus to what really makes me wanna share more to everyone who visits be it here or my experimental blog.
The biggest obstacle in perfecting this blog, other than searching aimlessly for the ideal design, has to be inserting the sidebar widgets.  After visiting infinite blogs of friends and famous bloggers, I came to the conclusion that it can only be at best.  My biggest headache was inserting a slideshow.  It should be simple, right?  WRONG!
I tweeted and hoped someone would shine a light upon my dilemma.  Nope!  Hence, after visiting and trying out a fair amount of slideshow making sites, I contended by using the simplest i.e. Picasa Web Album embedded slideshow.  The only nagging problem is it does not loop.  Boo!  Well, if someone can provide a solution for this? With a width of 210px pls. 
As I've mentioned in my tweets, I was very much looking forward to 2 items in the 2011 year end.  If you have been following me via twitter, one is my X'mas gift and the other is a gift during a big dinner.  No?  Can't recall?  Not following?  
Follow my tweets @vibrantkitty
Like my facebook page, Vibrantkitty
And here're the gifts :
The kitty purrs with gladness <3
** RM56,248.77