Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cutiepie And I

Today is cutiepie's birthday. I didn't know it's her birthday until ahmay posted the birthday entry. I must admit, I don't know her that well yet since I've only met her 3 times. The first time, we met at Zouk, second time was during the Together Gather Party in March and just a couple of weeks ago, we had an up close and personal date to watch My Fair Lady at KLCC Convention Centre.

What can I say about this lady? Well, her nickname says it all. She's cute! We had fun because half the time (minus the show time, of course), we were giggling like teenagers. One of the funniest incident was our effort to try and open this thing (the armrest?). I told her that the last time I was there, I could open it up but this time, we just couldn't get it opened no matter how hard we tried.

Why do we wanna open it? Kaypoh lah...Die die I told her, I could get it opened the last time, how come this time, cannot?! Anyway, in the end, we gave up trying, even after trying it again during interval.

So today, I'll just show her lah what's beneath the stubborn cover. Naaaahhhh....

Wah, not bad... met 3 times only, can come out with one post... Unlike their friendship of 7 years! So, here's wishing cutiepie, A Very Happy Cutie Birthday! We go for Japanese makan-makan soon? Make another date, okay?

On another note, Belated Birthday Wishes also going out to Narrowband and baktiau. I suppose, that's all for Month of May's birthdays. Next up, Joyous June! Wheee!!! More birthdays!

Monday, May 28, 2007

New 7 Wonders of The World & Some Sex Related Entry

**taking a break from Swedish Stories...**

And no, this is NOT a Sponsored Post!

Since I'm a bit free today, DYK that on the 7th of July, 2007 (070707), the New Seven Wonders of The World will be officially declared in
Lisbon, Portugal.

Copied from here:

The commonly known Seven Ancient Wonders of the World were all man-made monuments, selected by Philon of Byzantium in 200 B.C. Today, only the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt remain.

His selection of wonders was essentially a travel guide for fellow Athenians, and the stunning sites were all located around the Mediterranean basin, the then-known world.

The monuments he chose, to be remembered in perpetuity, were:

  • The Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • The Temple of Artemis
  • The Statue of Zeus
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • The Pyramids of Egypt
All had been built between 2,500 B.C. and 200 B.C.

Now, just as Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games in 1896 with his modern version of the competition, New7Wonders founder Bernard Weber is seeking to revive the concept of the 7 Wonders of the World with this ambitious global campaign, the New 7 Wonders of the World. The key difference is that, this time around, they will not be chosen by one man, but rather by millions of people all over the world.

The new wonders that are selected will be the people’s choices, and they will be drawn from the earliest time that humankind walked upon the earth up through the year 2000.

It is, therefore, possible that the only survivor of the original 7 Wonders of the World, the Pyramids at Giza, could be chosen for a second time, taking them well into a third millenium of fame!

Picture nicked from this site.

The 21 Nominees are:
  • The Acropolis, Greece
  • Hagia Sophia, Turkey
  • The Kremlin/St. Basil's, Russia
  • The Colosseum, Italy
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
  • The Eiffel Tower, France
  • Stonehenge, United Kingdom
  • The Alhambra, Spain
  • The Great Wall of China, China
  • Kiyomizu Temple, Japan
  • The Sydney Opera House, Australia
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • The Taj Mahal, India
  • Timbuktu, Mali
  • Petra, Jordan
  • The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  • The Easter Island Statues, Chile
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Chichen Iza, Mexico
  • The Statue of Liberty, U.S.A.
The details can be found H E R E. Go vote if you eat-full-nothing-do...

So, where will you be on the 7th of July this year? Me will be with my family on a highland. *wink* Yes chen, I know it's your Wedding Anniversary!

The other thing that caught my attention in the Star today is the newly opened Sex Museum right smack in the middle of London, between Leicester Square & Picadilly Circus, the Amora Academy of Sex & Relationships! (Wenwen!!! You have to go there and then blog about it, pronto! LOL! ) The website has got cute lil' sperms swimming here and there...

There are 11 interesting interactive zones, namely, the Sensorium, Sexplorium, Love & Desire, Amora Sutra, Taste Amora, Amorgasm - The Orgasm Tunnel, Aphrodisiac Lounge, Fantasy & Fetish, Amora Boutique, Wellbeing, and Amora Gallery. Don't all these names make you curious?? Now, THIS type of museum, die-die also must go though I did say that I'm not a museum person! Entrance fee is 12 quids (RM84 for visits from 11 am - 5 pm) or 15 quids (RM105 for visits from 5 pm - 12 midnight). And this reminds me of eastcoastlife who helped save a dick today! It was so darn funny although I could only imagine that guy's ordeal... But really siu sei ngor lor! Read about it here! So, who goes commando here? Hands up!! LOL!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Swedish Stories Chapter II - Brekkie, Before Lunch

An irrelevant story that happened earlier this evening...

Staff 1 : Miss, I lost my handphone... I left it on the reception table to charge, now no more there...

Me: Har??!! *thinking, "Who dare steal in the office?!"*

*faster faster rewind CCTV*
*wait some more...*
*saw someone taking the phone!!!*

*GASP* Aiks... it's Staff 2...


Cannot be... cannot be... *although ownself not confident*

*calls up Staff 2*
*call not picked up*
*calls again 5 mins later*

Me: Hello, Staff 2, hey, just now you took whose phone har?

Staff 2 : Huh? *sounded a bit surprised*

Me : Neh, just now you kept someone's phone? *tries to "help"*

Staff 2 : Ohhh... I helped Staff 3 to keep her phone because she left it just like that at the reception table.

Me : But that's not Staff 3's phone! It's Staff 1's phone. Where did you put it?

Staff 2 : I told Staff 3 and she asked me to put inside her drawer.

Me : I see... OK, I call Staff 3 and ask her. Thanks.

*calls Staff 3*

Me : Hello... Ei, you go check your bag and see if you took home two handphones.

Staff 3 : Har??

Me : *explained what could have happened*

Staff 3 : Oh ya ya, Staff 2 told me that I left my phone somewhere, so I just asked her to put inside my drawer. But when I came back, I saw my phone was on the table.

Me : I see...

Staff 3 : Hang on, lemme check my bag.

*2 minutes later*

Staff 3 : Don't have la... I think it could be inside my drawer.

Me : But your drawer locked ler... OK nevermind, at least we know it's safe in your drawer. Thanks! *Phewwww...*

And because of this "case", I couldn't finish my entry just now. But it was a funny misunderstanding/miscommunication, wasn't it?

The next day was Sunday, 6th of May. We had buffet breakfast at the hotel. All of us were quite impressed with the spread but then after the 3rd day, it gets..... well, I'm sure you'd know what I mean if the same types of food stared back at you every morning... Nevertheless, I've 'learnt' to eat the hard/dry bread and I love it! Had to go to Ikea last Sunday to satisfy the craving for this type of bread. Haha...

Scandic Park's brekkie napkin...

Bread bread everywhere...

Smoked/boiled bacon/turkey ham,
some pâté, zucchini, tomato, capsicum...

Yogurts. Everyday also got... and I'm NOT a yogurt person :(

Mixed fruit salad and the other one, mixed berries salad? All types of berries! Strawberry, raspberry, lingonberry but served very cold!

This is Stureplan, sort of like our Bangsar equivalent, for the hip-hop-happening yuppies. There are quite a number of bars and restaurants here although we did not try any.

The 'Mushroom' is a popular meeting place here. This reminds me of a place
in Hong Kong too. Was it at The Peak? Or halfway to The Peak?
Always a very popular location in
TVB series.

Jakobs Kyrka - a church in Kungsträdgården

The scene beside Jakobs Kyrka.
Reminds me of hanami, (No, not a Japanese pornstar, okay!)

Kungliga Operan, the Royal Swedish Opera located very near Jakobs Kyrka.

What method of fishing do you call this?

We were told that some of these bicycles are "free". Huh, free?? Sure or not?
But we have no idea how to 'take' the bicycle ler...
Kikare, is it true that it's FOC??

The building with flags is Stockholm Tourist Centre Sverigehuset (Sweden House), opposite it is NK aka Nordiska Kompaniet, a shopping centre.
And right in front, TGIF.

Dalecarlian horse aka dala horse,
a big model inside Sweden House.

This couple were waiting for the Sweden House to open, just like us...

Sunday morning's family outing.
All mat saleh
babies are mega cute!!!

The biggest chess set I've ever seen!

Although the sun is shining,
but it sure is cold out there... brrrr...

One of the Royal Palace's guard...

Kungliga Slottet, Swedish's version of Buckingham Palace, I suppose.
I didn't go in but my boss did because she loves museums.

So, me & Piglet went strolling on our own...

**Addendum @ 0210, 260507 : By the way, the Entrance Fee for the Royal Palace is 130 SEK, about RM70. Yes, it's like a museum. In 2006, I visited the Tower of London which cost me £13.50, which is about RM95 and I after about an hour, I finished jalan-jalan the whole place already although the tourist guide was saying, "You must go to The Tower of London and will spend at least a day there." A day?! So, Narrowband, that's why I didn't go into Kungliga Slottet ler...

**To Be Continued**

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Swedish Stories Part Chapter I - First Steps

Okay, I think I should start posting 'em at least a few pictures for now. They didn't say "a picture is worth a thousand words" for nothing you know... So, take your time to "read" through the few thousand words here today because I'm attempting to do a Wingz. Heh heh...

We touched down Arlanda Airport at about 3pm on the 5th of May after a 12 hours' flight. As we walked out from the terminal, what was the first thing we felt? Wow! So cold! Or rather, so cool and refreshing! At that moment, I was reminded of the time I stepped out from Heathrow, August 2006. Same kind of 'feel', only this time, it's colder! Brrrr...

The cab driver was already waiting for us at the airport when we arrived. Took us to the hotel, checked in and an hour later, me & Pig-let were already out on the streets of Stockholm. By then it was already after 6pm, I think. Considered late evening already over there, but the sky was still as bright as 3pm. During this period, the sun rises at about 4am and sets at about 9pm.

After a stroll along the
Karlavägen 43, the road where the hotel is located, we got hungry but couldn't find any restaurant, except for a couple of mini marts. So, we decided we'd just hop into the 7-11 store beside the hotel and see what they've got. Check it out in the pictures below.

On board flight MH90, overlooking the archipelago.
(Am I right or wrong, Kikare??)

Arlanda Airport, Stockholm
(Reminds me of Bayan Lepas Airport in Penang, right Chen?)

Our friendly Palestinian cab driver. Standard rate for a cab from Arlanda to Stockholm (city centre) is 440 Swedish Kroner (SEK), equivalent to about RM226.

Just outside Scandic Park Hotel which is located in central Stockholm.

Yellow tulips outside the hotel. The building in the background, if I'm not mistaken, is the Malaysian Embassy. Yup, it's just beside our hotel.

Scandic Park's entrance.

From the outside.

Temporary reception area. Yeah, they were doing
some renovation at the original reception area.

The hotel rooms. Can be intimidating if you were to walk alone...

The room I shared with "Pig-let"...

Our room... saw Pig-let's Pink Piggy? *grins*

The artistic piece hanging on top of our bed's headboard.

An interesting dustbin found in our room.
3 compartments for 3 different kinds of waste.
What do you think will happen
if we had this type of dustbins in M'sia? *grins*

Dinner on the first night, hotdog from the 7-11 next to the hotel.

And coffee to go with it. This 'meal' is 30 crowns, about RM15.

**To Be Continued**

Friday, May 18, 2007

Today's Special Alphabet - Double U (W)

Alphabet of the day is Double U! Why Double U?

Because it's Winnliuliu's birthday!!! Woof Woof! Wow Wow Wheeeee!!! What a Wonderful Way to Wish our dearest Witty Winnie, A Wery Wappy Wirthday!!! Wheee Whee Wheee!!! Gang, come let's start to sing, "Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Wish youuuuu a Wappy Wirthday..." (My apologies as this 'private joke' is only understood by a few of us who were in Singapore last Christmas.)

Now, let me introduce to you this Weally Wonderful Winnie! (If you don't already know her, that is...) SHE is one hell of a joker haha... No lah, what I meant to say is that she's one of the Most Creative girl I've ever met! Serious, I kid you not! She can really twist and turn words and make it the funniest thing you've ever heard on earth! Really wan! And she can really brighten up our days with just merely her Words...

She was the one who made me start the Liuliu Conspiracy. We were having a Weally liuliu time when (because of her) I started to comment in the Liuliu Language alllll because of this entry she wrote, followed by this W-tag entry. A few days later, she was spotted Writing about me needing some 'mental' help because I was liu-ing everywhere. Gosh, when I read it again just now, I found myself again in stitches! It was just so funny!

And the first time I met Witty Winn face to face was at the premier of Pirates of The Carribean II last July. I told her that We cannot bring mobile phones into the theatre but she 'forgot' to leave it in her car. Me, without any phone, just walked to Starbucks Cafe at One Utama's new Wing to meet her. Somehow, out of the many people there, We 'found' each other and then what else, hug hug lah! Awwwww... so sweet, huh? (Oh, she managed to 'bypass' the security when they Were checking for mobile phones and other electronic gadgets... don't ask me how she did it, ask her!)

Okaylah, don't Want to laugh at her so much on her Big Day... Dearest Winn, here's wishing you, Have a Wonderful Birthday! May all your Wishes come true! (Don't forget to make a Wish When blowing the candles, yeah! *Wink*)

With Wotsa WiuWiu Wurve, Wugs & Wisses!


Related Liuliu Entries Elsewhere:
a happy liuliu to you, winn
The Winner Takes It All
Happy Birthday Winn Winn
A Winn-derful Birthday
Winn winn tei today
Happy Birthday Winn
To Those Celebrating Their Birthdays

ps: Ducky, Happy Belated Birthday... Soli lah, this year got no sexy ladies for you... Also to Cikgu Bibik Nyonya, Happies Belated Teachers' Day! So, dapat naik gaji ah?

pps: Someone nasty has made a threatening comment in a friend's blog. We got the IP address (which could be fake) but how can we nail that fella? Any ideas, my H E R O E S ?

ppps: My Swedish Stories up next... Sorry! I am still recovering from a baaad jetlag... very the lag this time...

pppps: This is my 200th entry!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Grattis på födelsedagen Ah Maaaaayyyy!!!

Dear Ah May,

How Are you? Hope you are feeling great this lovely Saturday. Today is 12th of May, and thanks to Albie's Awesome idea, here's wishing you A very Special And Happy Birthday... My Alphabet is "A". What do I wish thee?

May there be Angels on your shoulder, Always...

And may there be Apples for you All year round...
edible and inedible ones too *wink*







Enjoy yourself, Ah May... Here's a chocolate cake for you (which I ate on your behalf hehe...) from Sigtuna, Sweden :)

With Lots Lots Lots of Liuliu Love, Hugs & Two-Lip Kisses From Scandic Park Hotel, Stockholm! YATTA!

ALSO, I must make a mention to wish another friend, Happy Birthday. He is none other than Ah May's kai sai lou, JL. Yeah! Both of them share the same birthday and what do you know, same surname too!!! YATTAAA!!! Well, okay, it's not exactly the same spelling but hey, the pronunciation is the same, okay! So, Selamat Hari Jadi, JL!