Sunday, November 28, 2010

Simple Pleasures
Some of the simple pleasures in life for me is doing facials at home. Be it using paper masks or masks which I purchase from my beautician. I'm going to share with you today one of my all-time favourite mask.

Sothys Hydroptimale TH13 hydrating mask, probably my most favourite hydrating mask at the moment. I love the light scent and the light gel texture of this mask. It's not as sticky as some masks, and I can even apply it all over my eyes lids and under my eyes :D

It's a rather expensive product so I only use it once a week, as part of my little pampering session which I try to give myself during weekends. All I have to do is apply a thin even layer all over my face, and leave it on for 30mins to an hour. After that, cleanse my face with water and seriously, my skin feels soft and supple :D

I'm a firm believer that women, regardless of your age, should strive to look after yourself. It's not so much about vanity per se, it's more of taking good care of yourself, and be graceful about it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Skyline The Movie
Sometimes hubby and I will go watch movies on free passes, and with those passes normally we will watch movies that are mediocre :P Beats having to pay for them harhar!

We caught Skyline recently, and this is our verdict. Have you ever been told to leave your brains outside before stepping into a cinema hall to catch a movie? Well, this movie is one of them.

Like a giant vacuum cleaner in the sky.

The effects were not bad, there's a shiny blue light which is rather pretty and captivating. Not to mention it pulls you into the light source and gets you all hypnotized, rendering you useless to put up a fight against it. Theoretically speaking, I would think looking into such a strong light source would cause immediate blindness, but maybe this blue light isn't really all that dangerous after all.

There's also the alien species, the floating ones with tentacles reminding me of the Sentinels from the movie Matrix. Multiple blue eyes and tentacles omitting the same blue light source, hovering from place to place in search of more humans to capture. Oh, there's also this giant alien the size of a high rise building walking destroying and chasing stuff.

As the story unfolds, you'll come to realise that these aliens don't really kill the humans they capture just yet. The captives are still very much alive and transported back into the mother ship. So what do these aliens really want from the human race?

It seems these aliens were capturing humans and harvesting them for their brains. Errr, what was that you said the aliens wanted...? The human brain...?

Now why would aliens, whom we've always thought to be far more superior that the human race, whom we always think have better fire power and better technology that us, whom we've always assumed are a far more intelligent being and have a far more complex civilizations that the human race... would want with the human brain?

I think you alien peeps have gotten you science totally screwed up! The human brain is nothing compared to your brain! We haven't build super cool mother ships like you guys! We haven't build fire power and laser weapons like the ones you have! We haven't been able to travel to outer space and beyond and attacked any alien planet yet! Why the fuck would you want the human brain for?!?

And why are you fitting the human brain into your offsprings in the first place? Your alien brains aren't good enough meh?!? You put the human brain into an alien body, and that alien body is so screwed!!! It's gonna be one heck of an alien, with multiple mood swings, failure to make proper judgments, having the constant need of reassurance and possibly do other stupid things humans do like smoke, do drugs, rob, start a war etc. It's gonna be one self centered bastard who thinks highly of himself, and start stepping on every alien's tail and pissing every alien off in the ship.

What better way to start destroying the alien population by implanting the human brain into every alien baby, right? So yea, do leave your brains outside before you catch this movie. Pun intended.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Madam Lim's @ Tesco, Mutiara Damansara
The first time we ate at Madam Lim's was at their branch in Kelana Jaya, nearby our home. Food is halal and served quite promptly. Pricing is also reasonable, which probably explained the crowd as well.

We were around Mutiara Damansara the other week and decided to pop into Madam Lim's for a quick lunch. We both ordered fried rice and a drink each. I decided to try their white coffee that day.

White coffee @ Madam Lim's Kitchen, Tesco.

The white coffee was rather diluted, much to my disappointment. Oh well, this place isn't exactly famous for their coffee, so beggars can't be choosers.

Siamese fried rice, one of their specialty fried rice. Comes with crispy bits of chicken meat on the side. Flavour wise is quite alright, boleh makan lah, for something under RM 7. It's just that after while, it got really spicy for me and every spoonful tasted bland after. Maybe my taste buds got zapped by the spiciness haha! Each meal is served with a small bowl of soup too.

Besides fried rice, you can also find other dishes like tofu, vegetables, fish etc at Madam Lim's. It's kinda like your typical family restaurant, except it's pork free, hehe!

Overall, if you're looking for fuss-free, halal and reasonably priced dishes, Madam Lim's is one place you can consider.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Taichi-ing Bitch
2 people have inspected and proved that your unit is the root of the problem. Solutions and the matter of cost have already been suggested to you for your consideration. And based on the house rules, should the defect of the parcel affect some or all parcels adjoining, adjacent, below and above, the defect shall be repaired by the owner(s).

Which means YOU have the bear the cost, because the problem is coming from YOUR fucking unit, you bitch.

And yet you taichi and taichi, and say you're not gonna foot the cost because the problem has got nothing to you with you, despite the overwhelming evidence.

So much for being a "good neighbour". I should really just walk up to you and give you a tight slap in the face for being such a snobby bitch, but I don't want to dirty my hands. I know it's not good to curse other people, but I hope your unit suffers a major problem from upstairs, and that owner would give you 10x the grief you gave us, you asswipe.

I Wan Kitteh

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Making Your Exit
The year 2010 has been extremely difficult not just for me, but for the team that is under your care. Your constant lashing out, emo-ness, grumblings, non-stop blaming has pretty much turned everyone off, including those that are in other division.

I can fully understand your frustration, because you have raised your points many times, some with validity. What I do not understand nor conform to is, how you punish your own team members, just to get back at the people you can't get back at. Like WTF?! Had you been more of a man, you would take your fight to the right people, and not channel all that hate to your team members. You nitpick the people that are under your care, sometimes for no reason at all. Your condescending tone and words, not to mention the deathly stare you give, has riled quite a few feathers, and frankly I don't think that's how someone with so much experience should behave nor act.

A lot of people have had to put up with your screaming and shouting. Hey, some of the people you shouted at probably deserved it, although I had always thought your method of communication could improve a bit more, cos sometimes screaming might not get the message across that well.

However, in the past year, I think you've gone too far. Your pride and ego is getting in the way, and you're acting really obnoxious and being a pain in the ass. This year alone, you've managed to lose the entire team's respect, as none of them want to have any association with you, nor want to seek your opinion or feedback in regards to work related matters anymore. You've successfully transformed the mindsets of the team members to dislike you. Your unwillingness to admit your mistakes and justifying your erratic behaviour by pushing the blame around is rather uncalled for.

I really don't understand what is going on in that mind of yours anymore. I can't read your mind nor predict you like before. And perhaps I don't want to know anymore. I will helm this team alone if I have to. After all, for the past few months, you haven't been contributing much, and we as a team have moved on regardless.

If you can ask why you need to put effort to gain respect and trust from the team, then you've really lost it all. You have forgotten some of the lessons you taught me before. I will always remember you as my mentor and for all the good you brought into the team. However, I can never work with you anymore. It has been a pleasure to have crossed paths with you for a few years. Perhaps it's also time you take some time off and just chill. Good luck and take care of yourself.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Homemade Mashed Potato

Carbo delight!

Another simple favourite at home, so easy to make and super yummy! And you can make it as sinful as your hearts desire :P

Russet potatoes (enough for 2 pax)
Butter (up to your judgment)
Milk (or cream if you prefer to have a more sinful mash, up to your judgment)
Some dry parsley flakes (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste

Rinse the russet potatoes (keep the skin on) and place them in a deep pot of water, and bring to boil. The longer you boil the potatoes, the softer it becomes, so about 20mins will do (if you can poke your fork into the potato, it's ready).

Once the potatoes are done, put them into a big bowl. Use a fork and just mash them out, adding the butter, milk, salt and pepper along the way. The more butter & milk (or cream) you add, the richer the taste. I would normally leave some bite size chunks around, and not mash everything up. I also like to sprinkle some parsley flakes to the dish, just for some fragrance and colour.

And if you want an even better mashed potato version, add bacon!