Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kittens in a box

Yesterday I found out that Jiji has a new born kittens. No wonder I rarely see her lately. Jiji is not my cat but she always come to my house every evening asking for food. She is one of the stray cats in my community house. I always spare her some fish from my dinner. For this past few weeks she rarely come and I get worried. After back from my work yesterday, I go check at the back of everyone house and I found her with her kittens in a box just two house from me.

It is very hard to take picture of Jiji because she keep coming to my hand, asked me to scrath her head. Maybe she feeling dizzy because she need to take care of her two kitten now? It just a guess. Hahahaha.... But she really cannot stop putting her head on my hand. Maybe will try to take a good picture of her later. While giving a head scratch to Jiji, I take a pictures of her kitten. They look cute in that box.

Can anyone help me giving a name to this two little kitten? If there is no answer from any of you, I most probably will called them Hand and Carry. As you can see in the picture, Hand keep sitting on the left every time I take a picture of them. I know it is not a cute name for a cat but I think it will do for a while. This cats will not have an owner because everyone at my work community house normally will only stay there 4 days a week. On weekend, everyone will be going back to their house in Kota Kinabalu including me.

Can you help me suggest a name for this kitten? A cute name please.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Samosa and Papadum

I am not talking about how to make Samosa and Papadum today but a friend ask me what are Samosa and Papadum. I myself don't know because I live in Sabah and we don't have any such food. I even asked some of my Peninsular Malaysia friends and everyone giving different opinion about the food. some people says Samosa look like a popiah with a curry puff taste. A Papadum is snack that people used to eat with rice in nasi kandar shop? I cannot even imagine what this foods look like. I checked Wikipedia and here what I found.

A samosa is a stuffed pastry and a popular snack in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, throughout the Mediterranean (Greece), Southwest Asia, the Horn of Africa and North Africa. It generally consists of a fried or baked triangular, semi-lunar or tetrahedral pastry shell with a savory filling, which may include spiced potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground beef or chicken. The size and shape of a samosa as well as the consistency of the pastry used can vary considerably, although it is mostly triangular. Samosas are often served with tamarind chutney or curd.

Papadum, also known as papad in North India, is a thin, crispy Indian preparation sometimes described as a cracker or flatbread. It is typically served as an accompaniment to a meal in India. It is also eaten as an appetizer or a snack and can be eaten with various toppings such as chopped onions, chutney or other dips and condiments. In certain parts of India, raw papadums (dried but unroasted) are used in curries and vegetable preparations. Papadums are made in different sizes. Smaller ones can be eaten like a snack chip and the larger ones can be used to make wraps.

Are this information correct for Malaysia own Samosa and Papadum? Anyone care to help me on this? A friend in my school need its recipe for hostel food. Someone.., help me.

Source: Wikipedia.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

BC Bloggers 4-join us

  • Are you new to blogging and is finding it hard to gain links to your blog?
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  • If you said yes to all of the above then you have come to the right place.

I stumble this blog via Entrecard about a free link exchange called BC Blogger 4 by Paula. To Paula, I want to join your BC Blogger 4. BC Bloggers will help your blog gain those precious inbound links in an easy and systematic way. It is also a cool way to meet friends in the blogosphere. The success of such blog linking project depends on how many blog joining them.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Come to Malaysia for Mega Sale

To all my foreign friends in facebook, come to Malaysia for Mega Sale right now. Malaysia mega sale carnival 2010 (MMSC 2010) already started last Saturday. It will be running for 55 days and will be ended on 16 September 2010. This is the annual sales and has been run for 11 years by The Ministry of Tourism Malaysia. This year, the sale focus on fashion but shoppers can also shop for, among others, designer goods, home decor items, computer peripherals and electrical appliances.

If you like to buy all the branded item, come to the bustling shopping district of Bukit Bintang, popular shopping malls like Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Starhill Gallery. That place carry some of the world’s most luxurious brands such as Bottega Veneta, Asprey, Coach, Giuseppe Zanotti, Hermes, Mont Blanc, Salvatore Ferragamo, Aigner, Burberry, Prada, TOD’s, Loewe and Versace just to name a few. In fact, you will find flagship and stand alone boutiques such as Loius Vuiton and Audemars Piguet right here in Kuala Lumpur. Starhill Gallery is in fact, the Global Fine Watch Retail Centre showcasing the single largest concentration of the world’s leading horology legends. Smaller but equally popular shopping centres in the same area offer many affordable second tier labels like Zara, Mango, Guess, Club Monaco and numerous others.

Just a stone’s throw away from this district the Suria KLCC stands in the shadows of the famous PetronasTwinTowers. Here too, shoppers will be spoilt for choice in the selection of designer merchandise of all kinds. If you are looking for something exclusively Asian, do check out Dewi Moon, Arzu, I Kartini, Ang Eng and Sibel. Aseana, an enclave within Suria KLCC features fabulous couture from Farah Khan. Located at the fringe of the town centre, The Gardens at Mid Valley City is shelved with lush offerings hot from leading runways of the world. For a touch of local designs, stop by its 2201 Fashion Avenue, a unique platform showcasing the fashion works of aspiring local designers.

For this year, MMSC 2010 is having MasterCard as their official card. Mastercard will be rewarding its cardholders with attractive weekly prizes worth up to RM100,000 through its ‘MasterCard Spend and Win Programme’. Every week for eight weeks, MasterCard cardholders will stand a chance to win a MasterCard Priceless Eco travel package to East Malaysia. Aside from this priceless experience, MasterCard will also be giving away two Apple iPad 3G, weekly for eight weeks. Each transaction charged by a MasterCard cardholder during the promotion period entitles the cardholder to one chance to win one of a total of 24 prizes. Cardholders will automatically be entered through their transactions and the selection process will be done via a computerized system. You can read more about it in their official website.

What is your bra size?

Do you know what is your bra size? Some of us don't really know and a little bit shy to asked our friends. Reading help me find information about my bra size. I read some article in Star newspaper recently, according to Body Fashion (M) Sdn Bhd head of brand management Evelyn Foo a recent research (conducted by Triumph) indicated that 80% of women wear the wrong bra size. That most probably including you and me. Most people think of they only need one bra size. With weight gain (or loss), hormonal changes and pregnancy (during and post), women will have to start shopping all over again.

Photo by wikipedia: wear your bra correctly.

A brassiere or commonly referred to as a bra; is an article of clothing that covers, supports, and elevates the breasts. Since the late 19th century, it has replaced the corset as the most widely accepted method for supporting a woman's breasts. The French word brassière refers to a baby's vest (undershirt) or lifebelt, underbodice or harness. The word brassière derives from bracière, an Old French word meaning "arm protector" and referring to military uniforms (bras in French means "arm"). This later became used for a military breast plate, and later for a type of woman's corset. The current French term for brassière is soutien-gorge, literally, "held under the neck" or "throat-support".

We all know how to wear a bra but, are we wearing it correctly? Here’s a step-by-step:
  • Slip your arms through the shoulder straps, bend forward to allow your breasts to fall naturally into the cups and fasten hooks. Foo recommends hooking the bra with the middle hook when you’re shopping for a bra. This is when it should be most comfortable. The last hook is for when you experience water retention. The first (or tightest) hook is considered when you’ve lost weight.
  • Adjust shoulder straps so that they rest comfortable on your shoulder. As long as the strap doesn’t leave an indent on your shoulder and you can fit a finger under easily, this makes it the right length.
  • Tuck your breasts firmly into the cups. For stretched cup bras, stretch the cups lightly and let the cups mould smoothly over your breasts. Right after the straps have been done, push your breasts from the side into the cup.
  • To check if you are wearing the right size, raise up your hands. The bra should remain in the same place. You have to make sure you adjust your straps properly and stretch your arms to ensure the bra doesn’t run up. If the bra goes up, maybe the strap is too loose or short, or the wrong size entirely. The back panel should be parallel with the front and not ride up.
As if life isn’t complicated enough, lingerie designers create more than one cup variation to entice us. There is the:
  • Half cup: good for detachable straps and helps to lift breasts upward.
  • ¾ cup: the best cut and is most saleable. According to Foo: “It fits almost every breast shape.”
  • Full cup: gives you the best support. “It’s what the well-endowed need and should wear,” says Foo.
  • The Deep V: one of Triumph’s signature look. Foo describes this as a fashion accessory good for low plunging necklines.
  • The French cup or the 5/8 cup: a very sexy cut and more suitable for the smaller women. The cup is very small; it’s so small that it’s just above the nipple.
  • Front clip: easy fastening. “It’s convenient and recommended for elderly women or those suffering from arthritis. The only problem is, you cannot adjust the hook.

Six different types of cup aren’t enough, we have to pick which ones serves us best:
  • The push up bras for instant cleavage and curve enhancer. Foo calls this the “instant cleavage addresser for smaller women.” At Triumph, these bras are called Maximizer and has four different cuts: Deep V, Volume Up, Extra Volume Up and Super Volume Up.
  • The shape and support ones for better coverage, maximum support and ultimate comfort. Triumph calls these Modern Shapes and their designs are multi-functional, offering high side coverage. “When you have bigger breasts, a lot of your fat can go to the side. For the shaping bras, they come with a higher side panel to help push the fat to the front.”
  • For comfort when at home or wearing for long hours. Triumph has a range called T-Shirt Bra and Foo encourages women to have some of these for home to lounge around in. “T-shirt bras are made from cotton or micro-fibre so they are soft and comfortable.” The brand has launched its first eco-friendly range called ecochic. It’s natural and good for women with sensitive skin or who are allergic to certain fibres. The cotton used is organic and pesticide free.
  • Sports bra, which is best for the athletic women. “A lot of women use the same bra for exercise, and that’s not good because you’re not encouraging ventilation. When you are involved in sports, you need support from every angle.
Thanks to Olivia Lee from The Star for the informative article.
Do any of you wearing the wrong bra today?

Source: The Star, Wikipedia.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jezebel-An evil princess?

Helo everyone. I am Zezebell not jezebel as you can see at this title post. While searching for the meaning of my name, I found many article about this Phoenician princess; Princess Jezebel. She is a Phoenician princess, identified in the Hebrew Book of Kings as the daughter of Ethbaal, King of the Sidonians (Phoenicians) and the wife of Ahab, king of north Israel. According to genealogies given in Josephus and other classical sources she was the great aunt of Dido, Queen of Carthage. The name "Jezebel" originally meant "The Lord (Baal) exists". "The Lord" probably referred to the "king of heaven" worshipped in the Syro-Phoenician world. In Biblical Hebrew Jezebel's name means "there is no nobility".

Picture: Jezabel and Ahab Meeting Elijah in Naboth's Vineyard Giclee.

The Hebrew text portrays Jezebel as an evil power behind the throne. Ahab and Jezebel allow temples of Baal to operate in Israel, and that religion receives royal patronage. After Ahab's death, his sons by Jezebel, Ahaziah and Jehoram, accede to the throne. The prophet Elisha has one of his servants anoint Jehu as king to overthrow the house of Ahab. Jehu kills Jehoram as he attempts to flee in his war chariot. He then confronts Jezebel in Jezreel and urges her eunuchs to kill the queen mother by throwing her out of a window and leaving her corpse in the street to be eaten by dogs. Only Jezebel's skull, feet, and hands remain. Jezebel's final act, equipping herself in all her finery before she is murdered, has led to her being represented as a kind of prostitute.

The name Jezebel has come to be used as a general name for evil women. In Christian tradition, a comparison to Jezebel suggests that a person is a pagan or an apostate masquerading as a servant of God, who by manipulation and/or seduction misleads the saints of God into sins of idolatry and sexual immorality, sending them to hell. In particular, Jezebel has come to be associated with promiscuity. In modern usage, the name of Jezebel is sometimes used as a synonym for sexually promiscuous and sometimes controlling women, as in the title of the 1938 Bette Davis film Jezebel or the 1951 Frankie Laine hit "Jezebel".

If she is evil. Is that mean I am evil too?

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