Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I am indecisive. I always, always, need other people to help me decide.
Sometimes when I already decided, I still need to ask others' opinion to support me, and tell me that I am right.

So a student called yesterday, asked me to be an accompany officer for their programme in an isolated place.
Deep inside I know that I will go (after been persuaded by boss as well).
But being an indecisive person I am, I told a friend about it.

Ija: Aku susah hati. Macam kena pergi jugak program tu.
Kawan Ija: Berapa ramai yang escort program tu?
Ija: Dari UIA aku sorang la. 
Kawan Ija: Berape lame program tu?
Ija: Khamis sampai Sabtu. Tak ada phone coverage. How am I gonna live? T_T
Kawan Ija: Ok la tu. 3 hari je. Kalau bosan main Hangman. ;)
Monolog Ija: Huh??? (dan kite baru tahu hari ni elektrik kat sana pakai generator. boleh ke nak charge hp nnt? kalau tak tak boleh la main hangman).
Ija: Aku xde semangat la..Tak ada orang yang aku kenal.
Kawan Ija: Firstly, program tu kejap je. Anggap la nak tolong orang. Jangan cepat pikir negatif ... (yadda yadda banyak jugak die bebel). Second, anggap je la program tu nak pergi bercuti, tengok tempat baru, relax2. 
Monolog Ija: Aku nak pergi bercuti ke island. Tamo kampong orang asli. T_T

*dialog been edited here and there, nanti panjang sangat pulak*

So I wake up this morning, already decided. See, kan dah cakap, kadang2 tu memang dah decide, but because of the indecisive trait in me, I need others to rationalize things, and sometimes encourage me. Hehe.

Thanks friend. Budak body builder owe u one.

Feeling2 nak pergi kampung orang asli di pinggir hutan, carik lagu tarzan. You'll never walk alone, eh, You'll be in my heart.

Chow! Kite nak pergi baktisiswa ni. Feeling2 mahasiswa lagi gittewww...

Thursday, January 26, 2012


So I watched The Help. When I watched the trailer and read the synopsis, it catches my attention –racial issue between black and white, civil right movement, and fight for justice in America in 1960s. It reminds me of Remember the Titans and A Time to Kill (from the unfair treatment to the black point of view). Well it is not as good as the two movies, but the message is there. 

The Help is adapted from a 2009 novel by Kathryn Stockett of the same name. I didn’t read the novel though (not yet, am looking for it at the moment. Kuantan bookstore is so pathetic!). This is the synopsis taken from websites, as I am so lazy to make my own: 

-The Help stars Emma Stone as Skeeter, Viola Davis as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny-three very different, extraordinary women in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times (Rotten Tomatoes). 

-An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid's point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis (IMDb). 

This kind of movie always caught my attention. It gave me goose bump seeing how brave and courageous people can be to fight for their right. Maybe Aibileen Clark it is not as moving or aspiring as Coach Boone in Remember the Titans (played by the legendary Denzel Washington),  but she nailed the character very well. I can see her despair and sorrow whenever the maids were been treated like a non-human whom doesn’t have heart and feeling by their misses. And I love how Minny Jackson has her own way to speak her mind and give lesson to people. Yucks but yeay Minny! And I love ur big round eyes! As for Skeeter, I don’t see her as a strong character, but of course she is nice. OMG I love her hair (so cantik laaa) and her laugh. I never notice u before, Emma. U berlakon cerita ape eh?

The other thing I love about the movie is the set. Jackson is well portrayed as a clean, neat and tidy, and green small town. The house yards are beautiful! And their dresses. Sangat cantik and classy ok. ;)

The only thing I found lacking is how the director illustrates the friendship between Skeeter-Aibileen-Minny. It is not as strong as I imagined it would be. If the director could show a bit more on their true friendship, or how they are willing to sacrifice for each other, it will be perfect. 

Remember the Titans is better because it involved sports, and it is a true story not fictional. Its really inspiring to see how people unite by it. A Time to Kill is even better because a father (played by another great actor Samuel L Jackson) is looking for justice for her own daughter that could not be served by the system. But of course all three brought tears to my eyes, tehee…

Lastly, a quote from Aibileen:   
‘You are kind, you are smart, you are important’.
Yes you! ;)

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hello love
Couple with a cup of hot coffee on rainy day
One happy fatty kiddo
;) ;) ;)

Cik Dietitian's notes:
The basic ingredients of muffin are sugar, butter/oil, egg, and milk. They are refined sugar, saturated fat and cholesterol. Hence here are some tips to make it healthier:

1. Use vegetable oil such as canola oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, etc instead of palm oil. Those are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), or so called the 'good fat' that could benefits your cardiovascular health by reducing total cholesterol as well as LDL cholesterol (the bad guy cholesterol). Provided that it is taken as recommended -excessive is also not good. They are still fat thus there still calorie in them.

2. Use low fat/non fat buttermilk. Butter is also saturated fat that might raised the LDL cholesterol. If you use milk in your recipe, go for low fat milk.

3. Reduce the amount of sugar used. Simple sugar is also not good for your health, for the obvious reason (malas nak tulis dah sebenarnya =P)

4. Add fiber! You can add almonds (they are MUFA), oats or flaxseeds. You'll get not only crunchier muffin (yup i like the taste of something crunchy in my muffins), but also healthier one. 

Or if you dont have time like me (yeah i know lazy is the right word),  just have them once in a while when u are so craved for it. By once in a while I mean once in 2-3 month, and take 1 muffin per craving episode. Should be fine, no?


Dari tengahari teringin, ingat sampai ke malam hilanglah ia
Tapi makin lama makin terbayang, makin ternampak di depan mata
Jangan masuk ke dalam mimpi ya..
Nampaknya misi hari esok adalah mencari si dia
Blueberry muffins my love
Walau yang didamba tiada
Kak Ira datang mengubat duka, Coki2 dibawa
Molek sangat buat pengubat ngantuk, dikala membaca report students
Terima kasih daun keladi Kak Ira

Coki coki lazat sekali