Friday, April 17, 2015

Where is my cake?



Thank you guys for the birthday wishes. 
And thank you Facebook for reminding them... hehehe

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The very much delayed Miri Country Music Fest 2015 story.



It has been more than a month, coming to two...

The trip was a short weekend escapade from work.
3 of us were supposed to go together but MsCyril could not make it towards the last minute. So, MsAngeli and I went together on Friday afternoon and met a few friends and also my fellow Sarawak Bloggers at the venue, Park City Everly Hotel that Saturday.

Sarawak Bloggers - Garner, Khairool, Aliey and yours truly...
The event started off with a workshop in the afternoon.  I did not go for it.
I went for a short trip to Bintulu by road in the morning and back to Miri in the evening. Throughout the journey, I love the scenery.  It was my first road trip Miri-Bintulu-Miri and the drive was along the coastal road.


Miri-Bintulu coastal road
Astounding scenery............. sejuk je mata memandang

The music fest was great!!! More than 2000 people attended that night, not only from Sarawak but KL, Singapore, Brunei and our beloved foreign visitors.
The stage, the lighting, the props, the crew and the venue were fantastic and tremendously satisfying my expectation.


The bazaar area.... handicrafts, souvenirs, tshirts, food and drinks


The place to claim your free drinks and to buy more drinks.
The crowd were very very sporting.... they danced together, shook their bon bon swaying to the music.  And most of the crowd really dressed up to the occasion. They put on their boots and jeans and cowboy shirt and hats.


The very young and the seniors are enjoying themselves...
 

Lets enjoy some of the photos that I managed to take... not that great as I was using my phone.  

Great performance by The Starlets, our very own ladies band from Miri.

Us with the Starlets gals...
Great music, great performance by the HI-BREED, from Kuching
Very entertaining.... thumbs up!

I realised that I only took photos of the two first performers... hehehe.  The place was too crowded thereafter, so we enjoyed watching the performance at the back and in between the crowd, and also in the open area at the bazaar. The performers that night....


MsCyril where are you? MsAngeli and I had a great wonderful time.  No... I did not wear my cowboy shirt.  Went to the hotel straight from Bintulu. Tak mandi ... continued till midnight..:)

To the event management, some points to note (if you read this): 
Please provide more tables and seats at the bazaar area where patrons preferred to sit outside under the moon and the stars while watching the performance on the big screens provided, and enjoying the food and drinks. Mostly seniors and can't stand too long lah.... hahaha. 
By the way.... the char kuey tiaw was very yummy and tasty!!! 

Next year, it is going to be a two days event.  More performers... more party nights and more boozing...




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I was a donor.


My mother found this blood donor's certificate booklet, again when she was ransacking the boxes in the house.  It appears after long 19 years.  Hey.... I have proof that I was a blood donor before. Although in the record it stated that I managed to donate one time after two attempts.  It was way back in 1996.  I was still with the Immigration Department then.  


It is good to have this booklet again.  At least I know that I have an O positive type of blood. I have attempted quite a few times to donate my precious blood recently.  But always got rejected due to the blood hp level during the first round checking.  Darah sekejap naik sekejap turun.
That reminds me I am due for a medical check up!

If there's a need for O+, just contact me.... tapi depends dengan keupayaan untuk menderma at that very time lah. :)

I came across some interesting reads on our blood type.  Kinda agree with some of the facts. Check it out here http://whatsmybloodtype.org/
Here are some of it:

Personality Characteristics
Type A
• Presence of mind, serious, patient, calm & cool;
• 
Coherent character, can be relied on & trusted, but stuborn;
• Plan everything out beforehand, and carry out tasks with seriousness and consistency; 
• Try to be fair and find the ideal outcome to any situation;
• Tend to keep themselves separate from others, especially those who don't share their opinions;
• Tend to try and keep their emotions and thoughts hidden from others, and share them only when comfortable.

Type B
• Tend to be exceedingly curious about everything;
• Are easily vexed and grow exasperated if things don't go the way they want them to go;
• Usually have a strong drive to be the best at whatever they set their mind to doing; however, they also tend to neglect other tasks for the sake of whatever they are focusing on;
• Have a hard time multi-tasking;
• Tend to be loners, and keep themselves isolated from others;

Type AB
• Usually gentle and emotionally sensitive;
• Are very empathetic and careful when dealing with other people, taking care to consider the other point of view;
• Easily become lost in thought;
• Are sometimes looked at as having 2 personalities, because they tend to keep their true selves hidden from strangers;
• They have many friends, but also require time alone.

Type O

• Are usually the "cheerleader" of the group;
•Tend to be more followers than leaders, accepting whatever the plan is and going alone with it without protest;
• Very generous and kindhearted;
• Generally well-liked by most people;
• Very flexible, and adapt easily to change;
• They are easily influenced by others, as well as perceived authorities, such as television personalities;
• Generally trustworthy, but can sometimes make mistakes due to lapses of focus.

So, what is your type?


National Geographic POD