Approaching Syawal



Ramadhan is almost over. We're 4 days away from Syawal.
Yes, I can't wait to celebrate by eating loads of food & gatherings with family. But I'm actually saddened by the fact that pretty soon the devils are gonna come out & I'll be back to my "evil" self. This Ramadhan has been awesome. Everything's more relaxed. I managed to have a slight control over my eating so I'm actually saving some money & losing a few hundred grams of weight (blerghhh).

I hope I'll live to see the next Ramadhan, InsyaAllah. I hope we all do.

Killing Boredom

Usually at the office, when we don't have anything to do... we don't have anything to do.
But when we DO have something to do... we have EVERYTHING to do.

Right now I'm the former. And you betcha I'm bored.

Oh, the best thing happened to me earlier during the day. So I'm currently obsessed with this brand of lipstick called DIDA & they announced yesterday that they were going to restock this nude lip color they called "Lust" at 12pm. So by 11am I have logged myself in to the website, have 1 additional "Fondue" colored lipstick in my shopping cart & refreshing the site every now & then. By 11.40am, I think, Lust was available. And so I added to my cart! Believe me, I contemplated to buy. Thought about it twice, then decided to just go for it.

And then sometime around 2pm I logged in to their Instagram page & saw that they announced Lust was sold out 30mins after it was launched. God that was fast! Lucky I completed my purchased before the clock even strike 12pm. Hooray! So now I have 3 colors - Posh (red), Lust (nude) & Fondue (brown). Raya 2016 is gonna have my lips all over, I tell ya!

....and then from then on it was boredom, boredom & more boredom.

Signing off now to browse some recipe for buka puasa. Oh which reminds me of another good news :
I can now cook Malay food! A lot of fuss, but I made it! Yeay ME! :)

For Them KLites In Need Of Floral Supplies

Okay. So here’s a review of satu KL florist ni yang I think you guys would quite like jugak. Bloom2U is a very well made online flower delivery website that is very customer-centric and macam try to cater to semua types of customers. And when I say semua types of customers I mean SEMUA jenis needs and pocket size la ya. From a sweet birthday nya arrangement to a stunning wedding hand bouquet and much, much more.

So first off, they really simplified their site to show only the essentials. Ini membuatkan process selection lebih senang untuk para customers. For this review, I intro kat diorang nya first two tabs dulu - the Occasions and the Flowers nya tab.

From the moment you guys visit the site kan, you would already lebih kurang tau la apa yang you nak. And it’s usually for a particular purpose, or a flower type, so like I said, menyenangkan the selection process. So under tab Occasions tue, ada everything yang you guys usually nak. Dari birthdays, weddings, mother’s day, baby, dan quite a lot more. Under the Flower nya tab lak ada all the many different popular types of flowers like roses, orchids, sunflowers, lilies, so on and so forth.

You guys boleh je click on any of it, and then the site will show you an entire menu of arrangements that they have.



Diorang nya pricing pun I rasa quite good jugak la. Cam average seems to run between RM100 to a couple of thousand, bergantung pada apa yang dipilih. Tapi for one thing kan, semua nya memang cantik cantik and sweet sweet.

For me la, Bloom2U nie quite ideal for a lot of people. Dari your everyday guy to professional wedding planners pasal not only are their pricing fair and the work cekap, but the service memang gives you a peace of mind. So for any wedding planners out there yang tengah survey mana nak dapat a nice wedding hand bouquet, look no further! Nie ha ada a KL florist yang can “rescue” you. Haha! Gurau aja yer.

But for real, I’m quite impressed gak la ngan this online flower delivery site, pasal most of the other ones that I found memang not as comprehensive as Bloom2U. Sp apa lagi? Check them out yo!


The Idea of Life

Do you sometimes think that you have no idea what you're doing?

Well, I do. I mean, I get this feeling all the time.

I actually don't know what I'm doing in my life. There are those who have this life goals & know exactly what they want to do & what they want to achieve at certain points in their lives. Obviously I'm not one of them. I envy these humans. They have their lives all figured out. They must live a happy life.

Oh it's not like I'm not happy but I'm not ecstatic either. I'm just... a blank.

A blank whom feels happy when she's with her family members & close friends. A blank whom is stressed out when facing office work. A blank whom heart is filled with sadness when she's glancing over at her love life.

I guess the most depressing part is the work part. This is where the blank goes top max BLANK. I have been stuck with this job for as long as I lived. I remember putting in "Programmer" & "System Analyst" to my secondary school application when the school was about to divide students according to different streams. This means that I have actually been where I wanted to be back then. But now that I've been here for about 14 years now, I want to get out of it.

Get out & go to what?
That's a good question. I have no idea. 

Anybody's open to give me some suggestions, btw. Thanks in advance.

A Light On A Wednesday


So what do you do on a 1-day break in the middle of the week?


1) You sleep. 
2) You watch loads of TV.
3) You sleep.
4) Spend some quality bonding time with your best friend, The Couch.
5) You sleep.
6) You go out to the nearest shop possible to do some shopping for your household needs.
7) You sleep.
8) You do your laundry. 
9) You sleep.
10) You sleep.


I wish there's 1 off day every week, in the middle of the week. It's very much needed for every single human being in the whole wide world. 


To Whom Do You Give Your Heart To?



I'm just gonna give out this heart o'mine for everyone.


It's Ramadhan, it's THE best month ever. It's a good month to spread the love & give sadaqah. Even if it's not Ramadhan, it's good to continue on with the love-spreading & sadaqah-giving tradition.


Loads of Love,
Scabbers.


Menanti Sebuah Jawaban - Padi


Aku tak bisa luluhkan hatimu
Seiring jejak kakiku bergetar
Aku tlah terpaku oleh cintamu
Menelusup hariku dengan harapan
Namun kau masih terdiam membisu

Sepenuhnya aku ingin memelukmu
Mendekap penuh harapan tuk mencintaimu
Setulusnya aku akan terus menunggu
Menanti sebuah jawaban tuk memilikimu

Betapa pilunya rindu menusuk jiwaku
Semoga kau tau isi hatiku
Dan seiring waktu yang terus berputar
Aku masih terhanyut dalam mimpiku

Aku tak bisa luluhkan hatimu
Dan aku tak bisa menyentuh cintamu


The Ultimate Solution To Your Printer-Toning Needs

Hi there people! So here I’d like to introduce you to Appletoner.com. They’re a local company that sells compatible toner for most mainstream commercial printing brands, carrying all sort of names for a toner printer like Samsung, Canon, Brother, Fuji Xerox and more. On top of just getting yourself a simple HP ink for your home office or some other popular brand, they also sell ribbons, films and printers too as well as provide machine servicing as well.

Essentially, they focus primarily on meeting your daily household printing needs. An original toner printer could easily go up as high as half a grand (yes there are obviously the ones that cost less than a hundred too), where as an adapted one would much, much more affordable.

Appletoner’s site is pretty straightforward, clean and customer friendly. They’ve sorted their products out in categories for easy finding, and there’s a solid search function as well. Just type in your brand and serial number and the site will spew out the types you need. Often it would give you several selections too, just to be safe I guess.

I’m no printing expert, but I’ve tried their service out recently and well… no problems so far!

But with all this talk about it, just what is a compatible toner you may ask? Well it’s basically a toner printer that’s made to perfectly fit the main market printers. It’s even stated here on their FAQ page.

 For example, you’d have a replicate HP ink toner printer to that can be used for your HP printing device. It’s a whole lot more cheaper and just as good. Original toners are manufactured in the brand’s own factory such as HP, Canon, Samsung so forth, whereas a compatible toner is manufactured by a third party. Everything is new, even the chip and the cartridge. They’re not recycled products which are refilled or remade. Its toners that has high printing quality which is made to be similar to the original.

And just in case you’re not all that convinced yet, Appletoner also provides a 1-year warranty on all their products. They even offer an overnight delivery service, provided you place an order before 2pm. Here’s a quick screenshot I took of their Shipping Info.



Take note though that they don’t take back empty or used ink cartridges because like I mentioned above, they deal in like-original printing products, and not re-fills.


It's June!



June is such a busy month. It's Ramadhan - Ramadhan Kareem to all Muslims, may our fast & ibadah be accepted and our prayers grated.

But of course, life goes on in this month. And so does my work schedule which is super tight. Migration & deployments. Night jobs & day jobs. Not forgetting weekend jobs.. And at the same time we all have to slot in time for ourselves & also preparation for Syawal.

So if you need me, I'll be stuck in office, glued to my laptop screen.

Dark, Gloomy Night Ahead


Life is not always fun & games, bright colors & rainbows. 

At times it's just gloomy. 
And rainy.
And moody.

And at times like these, it's best to just stay home & get cozy under the blankets. If you're up for it, make yourself a cuppa hot chocolate to go with.

Love is passion…

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say fall head over heels, find someone you can love like crazy and who’ll love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head and you listen to your heart and I’m not hearing any heart. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love – well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But You have to try, because if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived… Stay open, who knows? Lightning could strike.
Meet Joe Black, 1998.

Superhot morning @ Mount Bromo



View from the top of Mount Bromo. Took us quite some time to get to the top – we weren’t fit, so had to make a lot of breaks along the way. Didn’t wanna get down, but the hot sun was burning my skin. This was in 2009, I believe.