Thursday, December 31, 2009

Counting minutes to 01.01.10

Hi all,
I'm at my desk waiting for Faizal to fetch me... Well, today is going to be the last day of 2009.

What have all of us done, learnt, achieved, travelled and not done so far? I'm sure a lot of us, I mean "normal people" like us, trying to think and re-do our new year's resolutions.

For me, it doesn't matter wheather you have achieved or not, just to have one is already considered as an achievement.

As for us, InsyaAllah... trying to explore different part of the world (wow!!! sounds ambitious, do I?, he..he..why not?), and at the same time trying to improve ourselves, work harder, thinking better and also stay healthier.

Last but not least, Selamat Tahun Baru 2010 to all our family, friends and most importantly our blog readers/followers and Flickr contacts. As for us, to kickstart our 2010 resolutions, we'll be flying to Jakarta tomorrow morning.

Always remember to believe in yourself,challenge your minds and dare to dream, and Dream Big!!!!!

Us@BorobudurBudgetCouple @ Java Jazz Festival
*A very BIG THANK YOU to Berita Minggu (link), KOSMO! (link), Schmap!.com (link), COSMOPOLITAN Magazine (link), GayaTravel Magazine and Bazaar@Maeps (link) for making our 2009 such a wonderful year.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Enjoy the little things...

It's totally been a while since our last post... Too many things happening and less time to update our blog...

Our family & SSEAYP students
Firstly, we would like to say "Hi" to our "adik angkat" Le Trong Khanh from Vietnam and Tsutomo Tawada from Japan. They were here for The Ship for Southeast Asian Youth programme, where universities students all over SEA plus Japan (as a host) gathered in Japan and started their journey on the ship to 5 countries, including Malaysia. It took them almost 2 months to complete. Wow ! Sounds great! Right? They spent 3 days 2 nights with our family. We spoilt them with our traditional breakfast and the whole day of Kuala Lumpur excursion. Even though the time is limited but I guess, it's kind of brief what our country can offer. We told them to come back again at least 2 weeks to explore more on Malaysia. To them, we wish both of you, Good Luck and All The Best in your studies and career! It's nice to have you guys here!!!

Cosmopolitan FFF '09
As you guys know that I've been "chosen" as finalist for Cosmopolitan Magazine Fun Fearless Fabulous, unfortunately I didn't win. But I had a great time meeting other finalists. Congrats to Shafi, an activist who won that top spot. I'm not regret to enter this kind of "competition" but I don't think I would do that again. It's just not me... I prefer to be behind the scene. Anyway, it was a lifetime opportunity for me plus I met fabulous group of people...

Anna& RizmanAnna & NanaCosmopolitan FFF '09Me and my "counterparts"Me, Maryam & Sofia
Thank you again to Rizman Ruzaini, who're willingly to sponsor the fabulous dress. (Nak tau tak? I pakai baju Siti!!) Enough of that, any plan for next year's backpack?

Actually, to kick off 2010, insyaAllah we'll be flying to Jakarta over the weekend. Who would resists free tickets by Malaysia Airlines??? (actually we used our Enrich points for the tickets..he..he.. kira budget la tu...)

By end of January, we'll be in Singapore for The Killers' concert. On top of that, we just received complimentary tickets to Koh Samui for our travel snapshot. This one is totally a shock, we didn't expect to win, we'll be so called "World Tour" next year.

Karate Kid in Borobudur

*We are in the midst of fund saving,... Europe anyone???

Monday, December 7, 2009

Melangkah Mengejar Mimpi

Ini adalah sesuatu yang amat dinantikan oleh kami. Adaptasi dari novel kedua Andrea Hirata “Sang Pemimpi” yang akan ditayangkan di layar perak seluruh Indonesia pada 17 Disember 2009. Filem ini juga terpilih sebagai filem pembuka bagi JIFF 09 (Jakarta International Film Festival) yang telah diadakan pada 4 hingga 6 Disember yang lalu. Harap-harap ianya akan turut ditayangkan di Malaysia or else we’ll be going there to watch it.. hehe!

Laskar PelangiAndrea Hirata Novels
Honestly, we started to know about Andrea Hirata first novel “Laskar Pelangi” through Nidji hit song by the same title for the movie soundtrack. The catchy tune and it’s beautiful lyric grabbed our attention to know more about this no. 1 best selling novel in Indonesia. (Finally we’ve completed the collection - “Laskar Pelangi”, “Sang Pemimpi”, “Edensor” and “Maryamah Karpov”).

“Sang Pemimpi” continues with Ikal’s life as teenager. This time it tells another plot of the story where Ikal has a cousin, Arai. Adopted by Ikal’s family, Arai being such a wonderful friend, brother, motivator and a shoulder to cry on for Ikal. Shall we say more? Just wait for the movie or you can watch the trailer or read the book.

*Sudah agak lama juga kita tidak menghasilkan adaptasi novel ke filem sehebat “Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan” atau mungkin adaptasi sebegini hanya sesuai untuk dijadikan sebagai sajian drama atau telefilem di televisyen sahaja.

By the way, we just started our “2nd branch” for our stall at Streetmall, Cyberjaya every Tuesday from 10am - 5pm. If you guys happen to be there, just drop by.

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