Friday, 30 December 2011

Maldives - July 2011

*long over due entry*

My trip to Maldives was again a very last minute trip. Helmi called me on the 15th July 2011,informing that he is required to be stationed there for a week. Even though Maldives was never in my list of destination..but pergi saje lah..After all, it is renowned with its beautiful islands and crystal clear water. Without even waiting for Helmi to finish talking, I already told him "Ha...nak ikut". :D ..So, without further due, Papa purchased the tickets online and cost him RM2000+ for Dahlia and Mami's tickets. We couldn't get them with our privileges since the traveling dates were just in a couple more days. Takpe lah,so tickets settled.We then settled Dahlia's passport on the very next day. RM150 if Im not mistaken,and by that Saturday noon itself,Dahlia's passport was ready.

But Papa flew off to Maldives on the 17th July 2011,leaving Dahlia and Mami at home. 

*fast fwd*

So how did my 5 days of Maldives trip goes?

20th July 2011 8PM Malaysia time:I was a bit nervous on the night of departure knowing I had to travel alone with Dahlia. Huh...Im ok traveling alone, but this time, with a 4 months old baby. But alhamdulillah she behaved like an angel through out the 4 hours flight. Peluh-peluh ketiak mak worrying if she would pekik telalak.

Day 1 : 20th July 2011 8PM Maldives time- arrived at the airport at around 8PM Maldives time. Papa signed off the aircraft upon arrival. Oh bangga sekali.But I have to wait for Papa to clock out for us to go to the 'main land' together. 'Mainland'? Ha yes...the whole island is the airport itself. And as you can see from this picture, the more populated island is Male, the capital city of Maldives. It will take about 10-15 minutes ferry ride to commute from the 'Mainland' to the airport. Cost per trip was Maldives Rufiyaa 10.RM2 for us.

Oh ya,Maldives currency is really low; about  RM1 : MVR5. The currency is so low, that they even accept US Dollars in trading.



Day 2 : 21st July 2011 - Since MAS only flies to Maldives once a day,and the arrival is at 8PM every night, we had the day to tour the city around. There is nothing much at Male though. Which part of Malaysia that I can relate to eh...hmmm..Pulau Pangkor perhaps. Majority are fisherman here in Male,only a few I could see in office suits.

We first made a stop at the fish market. Not a good idea to bring Dahlia into the market as it was very slippery. So, we moved on walking...

 Coconut or what the local calls it 'Kurumba'

 Rows of fisherman's boats. Tuna fisheries are the main commercial resources.

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Heavier than Dahlia I presume...

 Ikan masin ..ikan masin...

Pisang..pisang....

Day 3 : 22nd july 2011 - As I said, there is nothing much at Male. Shopping mall lagi lah,tak jumpa. All I could see were white old buildings, narrow roads and alleys...nothing fancy. On this very day je, we almost covered the whole of Male'.

Totally does not look like an eatery place kan? This is a pizza shop. Scary ..gelap!


There is a restaurant up there on the main jetty of Male'

Dahlia was just 4 months old then.. ;)

The artificial beach. Well, actually they just walled a small area tu ha..


Ha..amik kau..swim la bebenor...


Some opt for surfing. You know how I feel about ocean. Its beautiful but the big waves gives me goosebumps each time. Furthermore, this place was hit by the tsunami back in 2004, responsible for the immense destruction that killed more than 200 thousand people across the rim of the Indian Ocean. 

In remembrance for those killed by the devastating event. (picture googled)


Near by the statue I mentioned above,was the 'pasar malam' area called 'Allora Night Market'. According to Helmi who has been here few days earlier, the market opens daily. I was pretty excited when I heard this ..TAPI.... No food  macam our pasar malam lar...they were selling kasut lar,clothes lar,kitchenware lar,dish washer liquids, frying pan,tiny bits hair accessories lar,children books lar,kain meter lar...and what a laugh I had when I saw some were even selling carpets!!!adoi...tak syiok langsung..


  Surprisingly, locals seems to embrace their time there. Some even dressed with heavy make up, high heels, colorful dresses with heavily sequined designs.oh my...and the stalls yang sangat surprised melihatnya...A little consolation though, besides selling the what not, there were stalls selling something to munch. sireh and coconut. Yup, you read it right, and I spelled it right. SIREH. They dont do much of smoking here, sireh is their alternative. Hmmm.. can you now imagine how is it like to be here in Male..hehehehe..Its a nice place but lets just say, Im proud to be Malaysian. Of course we did not try on any sireh, but we did stop at one stall though and quenched our thirst with the fresh coconuts.yummieeh...


Later after that, we leisurely walked back to our hotel as Helmi need to get ready for his shift. We stopped by at this funky red colored restaurant which for me, was with the best ambiance and with the best taste of food too. Price wise, hmm..cant really tell. Its cheap here in Male for basically ANYTHING local based.  With limited vegetation and land wildlife,what else can this small island produce besides supplement from the marine life. Thus,  goods such as fresh milk, meat, dairy products, there are...extremely expensive.



Day 4 : 23rd July 2011 - It will not be a Maldives trip without the beach experience kan. So on my third day stay, we cruised across to another island called the Bandos Island. It took us on a 30 minutes boat ride to reach there. For your information, Maldives is renowned for its many many and many ..like 1000 + coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls. And most of these are private islands owned by rich guys. You are not allowed to step on their land unless you are a registered guests. And getting there is also another thing. Return boat rides to the airport seems cheap, but for a more farther rides, it can cost up to RM100 per person per trip. And not all resorts on these islands offer day trip visits. So, you better give them a ring before even planning to get there.



I cant really recall the cost for the day visit  charged when we went at the Bandos Island. RM700 for all us 3 anak beranak if Im not mistaken. Inclusive of shuttle boat ride at 8AM from Male, lunch,and back to Male again at 2PM or so.

My baby girl on a beautiful bright day.


Such a scenic view from out spot here ...


My favorite view too


Crystal clear water. Subhanallah. Could you see the fishes? Hmm..sorry lar...not using a high spec camera. There were schools of wild fishes swimming at the corals. Banyakkk... Mesti lah kan, the Maldives have an amazing diversity of sea life. over thousand species of fish, ranging from reef fishes, to reef sharks. The waters also host whale sharks and green sea turtles. Oh yes, another info, 80% of the county's land is composed of coral islands that rise less than one meter above the sea level.This makes Maldives the planet's LOWEST country. .Surprised?Wait..save your surprise jap..another thing,this LOWEST HIGHEST point in the world,only marks at 2.3 meters okay...my goodness...its' forecast inundation for sure is the great concern for the Maldivian people kan..kita if duk raining for few continuous days pun we get this anxious feeling.

One of the recreational hut on Bandos Island


A view taken from the sea. Spot our white towel ;)


We snorkeled, photos snapping,pretended to be mermaids (okeh this was me je,Helmi tak) and etc at the beach for almost 2 - 3 hours. It was noon by then and we were hungry like the barbarians. We cleaned ourselves fast before we ushered to the cafe for the buffet lunch. Had it all and checked out. :)  It was a short yet enjoyable beach trip indeed.


Day 5 : 24th July 2011 - Since there is nothing else to do, duit pun takde la banyak pun sebenarnya, we did not venture on other island. Perhaps on our next visit. I spent my last day getting all the necessary souvenirs. Still, nothing uniquely Maldives that I could find. *_______" . Takkan nak bawa balik ikan tuna?!?!!




By 8 PM, Dahlia and I followed Papa to the airport. The RM2 boat ride was my last trip. Maldives Maldives Maldives. Such a beautiful place with your remarkably crystal blue waters. I could still see the beautiful images in my mind. As we were approaching to the jetty at the Male International Airport, both husband and I agreed that, next time (not on business trip), we should try staying in one of the resorts for a more adventurous marine holiday. Sediakan sahaje duitnya.


Some learning points : 
#0 - Traveling on board alone with a baby is challenging. So,do travel light. You do not want to bother your neighbors with all the big bags and strollers and all, would you?
#1 -And yes, its  PRETTY SAFE (but dont do as frequent lah) for you to leave your baby in your neighbor's watch to do your 'personal business' ON BOARD, but PLEASE NOT AT ANY OTHER PLACES ON ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PUN.
#2 - Get all your passport / passes ready before the counters and do take your time placing them all back in your handbag properly. AND DO NOT LET YOUR EYES OFF YOUR BABY
#3- Anyhow,not to worry much, parents traveling with kids are usually given a SPECIAL SERVICE
#4 - The airport is small, and MAS fleet touch down at their night time. Unless you are accompanied,do not linger around alone. Well, this practically applies to other places too lah. But , seriously.do get your resorts representative,contact numbers or someone you know to fetch you up. I dont think the ferry trip is on 24 hours.You do not want to end up sleeping at the airport island alone.
#5 - Taxis are a few, and most would double triple charge. Typical. So, do get your taxis/charters booked with the resorts or so. I dont suggest you to hire a car while in Male,rugi je. All are within walking distance.
#6 - Maldives Rufiyaa is their current currency.But,since the currency is really low, USD are commercially used almost at every spot.
#7 - You dont need the whole week to enjoy Male, 1 or 2 days is more than enough.
#8 - Its high humidity might be irritating. Do bring along hats,sunnies,caps,sunblock or whatever to protect your skin. 
#9 - They do converse in English but not that fluent, And they can be very rude sometimes especially when they see colored like us (Malaysian). So, what I did was,I speak out loud to them. Sometimes, you just have to.. p/s: macam la they all to putih sangat. Ketiak legam je.
#10 - Staying in Male is cheap even at their 5 star hotels, but its the opposite if you are staying on the islands. 
#11 - Last but not least,snorkeling is a must to witness this world's wonderful marine sights where the bbeautiful corals lies, cute colorful fishes inhabits,simply breathtaking. Cantik sungguh ciptaan Allah.




Twenty 12 and better...

Wow....we are almost done with 2011...and I can see from my Facebook wall,many are sharing on their celebration plans,some still planning,some already had their new year countdown planned and so forth. As for me, hmmm...maybe a visit to The Curve or to the Empire during the weekends would suffice since my husband will be working through out the holidays (again). 

I saw this on some article this morning :
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in,
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."-Bill Vaughan

Hmm..which one am I? A little bit of both I guess. Im sure going to miss the history Im about to leave. The day I first held Dahlia in my arms, the days when I was fat,the sleepless nights,the days we had family outings,the days me and my husband had cold wars,.. But hey, dont look back to the past kan...all the ups and downs will remain in our mind as learning experiences and checkpoints.


With only few days left as we usher in the New Year,we are all going to be bombarded with lists of things to do and not to do kan..And most of them pun will contain the same tired rhetoric new year resolutions.

I have my own list of resolutions too.For the past 1 year,I could see my self struggling with the family balance especially since Dahlia came into our life. Im combating with time to be precise. Sad but this is the truth. Taking another role bears a heavier load on your shoulders. Take me for an instance. Being a wife to Helmi; no issue, after all he married me for who I am and what ever I do pun kan,being a daughter-in-law , hmmm..very hard indeed especially when you are expected to be a totally opposite kind of person from who you really are, and thirdly, being a mother; this is totally blissful despite all the tiredness.  


Work vs family. Did I worked too hard for my career?Hmmm. I did get the recognitions for my diligent work though.Twice, this year alone.Alhamdulillah.But,come to think of my constriction,was it because am I living into the myth that success in the workplace will create happiness at home?!?!?!Hope tak lah.Tapi I doa banyak-banyak to be a better wife,mother,daughter to both my parents and my inlaws.That is my second aim for next year.Mana yang fisrt?

Point # 1 - Semoga diberi kesihatan dan umur yang panjang supaya boleh menjaga diri dan keluarga

For the rest of the points in my list I know would be similar with yours, vacation and places to go la, things to buy la, things to do lar...im not going to list them all in here, but I just have to write these 2 since these are totally new in my life.
Point #n -  Dahlia's bedroom+bathroom make over 
Point #n+1 - One local/international family vacation with my girls, Soraya, Iman and Amirah

kalau plus 1 lagi...
Point #n+2 -  Rajin sikit beli paperless gold for invenstment


"Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to...hehehe ...Happy New Year my dear readers, wishing you a great year ahead."



Thursday, 29 December 2011

Year End Parent Teachers Association meeting

Most educational centers , schools are renowned for its PTA(PIBG). Parent-Teacher Association or Persatuan IbuBapa dan Guru, a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff to facilitate parental participation in the center. And usually, meetings are held out.Well, same goes to Dahlia's nursery too.The year end PTA meeting. We arrived at the nursery as per stated in the invitation letter, and while waiting for the meeting to commence, as normal lah, parents duduk diam-diam not talking to each other. Hmm..but me being not normal as usual, memang suara mak je la yang kedengaran chit chatting with my neighbor. Itu pun laki dia duk menyampuk. Dan dan itu la nak tanya bini macam mana nak guna handphone bagai.


While other parents pulak, sibuk menjaga anak masing-masing..Mak Dahlia saje yang tak jaga anak sendiri sebab anak sudah melilau pergi ke mak orang lain. Gatai punya anak. If you could spot Dahlia, memang marveles!!! (nuuuuun at the farthest lady nun)


See what I mean? Duduk diam-diam je. Masing-masing penat kot,balik rumah from work,mandi ala kadar, pi meeting pulak. Anyway, the meeting started off with Maam Besau's opening speech thanking participants for the initiative and support given. Her friendly approach and warm greetings was commendable.She introduced herself and her staffs with each education and qualifications background. And she made an announcement congratulating one of her staff who had passed the something related to penjagaan kanak-kanak exam recently. Again lah, mak Dahlia sorang je yang tepuk tangan..
hmmmm...*____________*

So what were discussed?

1. Rekod Kemajuan Kanak-Kanak
2. Re-structure of the teaching program
3. Parents awareness on child's health
4. Last but not least, Fees.


In Taska Umi Setia Kasih Puncak Alam, there are currently 5 + 1 teachers rationing to  25 kids. Their roasters alternates each week to care for those under the age of 2 and those under the age of 6. A good point here is that, your kids will not be intimidated with new faces and besides, kalau seorang teacher sakit, the rest can back her up. Here at Taska Umi Setia Kasih,each activities of our kid is being recorded. Such as, choices of food  Dahlia prefers, what type of toys she like and dislike the most , her sleeping pattern, behaviors, interactions, and so many more are being recorded and itu lah jadinya ada report card like this:


Complimenting too on its reputation, nursery Umi Setia Kasih Puncak Alam is now receiving higher demands from the parents.More and more parents are requesting for an enrollment.Not only that, some parents even requested to just transit their kids here. Hmmm..on this one, I was a bit skeptical lah and I agree with Maam Besau when she said she prefers kids aged 4 years and below. Simple example, kids who are capable and fluent in bahasa may 'teach' this youngsters with unwanted words such as 'B.O.D.O.H' or 'S.T.U.P.I.D' and children being a fast learner will sure process these input not knowing anything.
With these kind of demands and request, they are planning to get more teachers on board.InsyaAllah, teachers with 'Tadika' qualification to teach these little kids with the fundamental preparation for primary school will be in early next year. I just hope they will work this mixture of ages somehow.





During the speech, this boy leisurely golek gelantang 'performing' his 'break dance'. What I like most about this nursery is, they always at all time, keep this place tidy and clean. You could see the shined floors.
Tak melekit unlike some other nurseries or kindies.




Little did I know too that this nursery provide medical checkups for their kids. Maam Besau told us that since last October 2011, the doctor from a nearby clinic does his routine monthly basic check ups and Alhamdulillah, none were detected with critical illnesses. One case shared was, there was this one kid whos skin were spotted with reddish kind of rashes and was informed by the parents that it was eczema , and as known to all,eczema is just another common skin problem that causes skin to become red,itchy,and sometimes develop small,fluid-filled bumps that become moist and ooze.  And it is not contagious like a cold.

Photos of babies with eczema

 But then after several check-ups and recommendations given from the doctor, the parents took him to the skin specialist and was confirmed it was an infection instead.Which IS CONTAGIOUS.
What a relief to know about the quarantine period that the boy had had.

 Alhamdulillah my cheeky lasak Dahlia is free from any skin problems. I snapped this picture to make her sit still but see lah that small chubby hands of hers, nak capai saje kan. This is my Dahlia yang tepuk tangan pagi tadi when I told her that Im going to bring her along to this PTA and listen to what her teachers have to say or report about  her. *tepuk tangan sambil sengih-sengih pulak tuh*


The meeting lasted about an hour je..mak mak and ayah ayah were all tired and sleepy. Oh ya, I almost forget to talk about the Yuran. Yes, for Dahlia's age, I paid RM280 monthly. I dont consider this as expensive nor cheap but hey, Im thankful that there are decent qualified ladies willing to keep an eye on my Dahlia. Price was never an issue as long as jangan la sampai beribu-ribuan.
 
 
Petite teacher Ita holding chubby cheeky Dahlia.


 
Dismissing ourselves. And Dahlia is still not with Mami.

Conclusion : Helmi and I were both quite impressed with this nursery after all. 
Good job Taska Umi Setia Kasih!!!!
And thank you to teacher Linda,Yun,Ita,Dayah,Farah and maam besau sebab jagakan anak kita ;)

Taska Umi Setia Kasih has many branches all over the Klang valley. 
All are registered under the 'Department of Social Welfare' .


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The truth about NAPBAS 2011

*Me giving you the smile like the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland*

  Hehehe...So I walked on the red carpet during the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards 2011 last 16th Dec 2011. Ya ya I know..this entry is long overdue dah...its been in draft since 22nd Dec and this is the only time I could actually review  and touch it up a bit before I click on the 'Publish' button

*boss is still on cuti x'mas maa...*

First of all, my gratitude to Nuffnang for inviting me to this prestigious award dinner. Being a blogger cum a nuffnang-er since November 2011, and being rewarded instantly by this invitation really gave
me the boost to write more and I hope this whole example of mine would inspire other new bloggers and nuffnangers out there. After enthusiastically accepted the invitation,I did felt a little bit intimidated. Ya la..knowing that the rest of the guests will be like super familiar with the ambiance,super 'this-is-normal-event-for-me' kind of feeling you know..geesh..It was kind of hard for logic to prevail over my emotions tau. But ahhh...I said to myself, this is something new in your life.Just go with it lah and there..me on the red carpet posing...


I know I know...put on laa some make-up Lela oiii..katanya keja Avon. Ehh..Avon which department kak,Im in IT nun jauh di sana..But..I really do want to get dressed up!Put on some dinner make-up,bling-bling here,bling-bling there...But,sadly I didnt have much time on that day. Coincidentally the work load was hectically crazy and I was keseorangan.
At 7:00PM  I clocked out,and vroooooooooommm ......nayyyy... how is that even possible with the traffic jam at LDP Puchong tuh?!?!

Luck was on my side I guess. Slightly less than 30 minutes I was already there at the lobby of the grand
Putrajaya Marriot. Paid obeisance to Allah and later after, proceeded to the grand ballroom for registration.
 There were many labels on the registry ...agak sesat for a second looking for 'Malaysia'.
Thailand & India, Hong Kong,China, Japan,Singapore,Australia, and Malaysia to name afew.



Oh ya..Let me put a note awal-awal in here : I only have a handful of kind-of quality photos tau. So expect the unexpected okies. Credits not only to my canon, but to Nuffang's photos too ;)

The first blogger I met was Farah as she was one of the registrars sitting behind the registry tables. Had a little chit chat telling each other that we knew and read each others blogs. Well mana tak nya, my questions about nuffnang were all answered by her..sorry yer Farah, budak mak budak baru nak belajar ni. First impression? She's cool and must be a fun person to hang out with.

Ok lets move on shall we. Views from a first-timer about this night. While waiting for the grand doors to open, bloggers were mingling, laughing, shooting shots here and there. It was a night of glitz. As for me, totally new in this blog-sphere, I just walked leisurely around back and forth,congratulated the nominees, said "hi-and-see-ya" to some of the guests while yeah and observed at others' actions and reactions.

Then at 8:30 PM the tall heavy doors were opened. And here is the view once all were seated.



Fine Dining : To be frank, this was the only coursed meal that I had actually enjoyed compared to other coursed meals that Ive tried at other parties before. Kiddos to Putrajaya Marriot and thanks to Nuffnang for the exquisite dinner. I enjoyed every meal on the table.



Outfit : Many grabbed this night to dress up to the max. Some with heavy dreadful make up, some were with 'just-perfect' make up, some with light touched-up and some were make-up-less. I just have to start on with the dresses. Hehehe...thanks to Nuffnang, we too were given the opportunity to make-feel dressing up like the Hollywood stars. Be it, the gentlemen and the ladies,..all were beautifully and smartly dressed even though there were some who over-decorated themselves. I saw some with blue hair-do,pink hair-do,skinny boned figures in totally not sexy dresses,chubby chubby cutey pun ada.But hey, it was after all OUR night to have fun,right? So gasak je lah...I wonder what would the theme be for the next NAPBAS....hmmmm...

Mind the tail...she was nominated in one of the categories ok
Guests: Some were bloggers, some were media representatives, some were mothers of bloggers, and some were just as a companion to the nuffnangers.And from my conversations with some of these 500 guests + VIPs + media, I can actually tell whom were a friendly kind of person and whom were not. Whom conversed intellectually and whom conversed and behaved immaturely. But again, suka hati lah kan.

But there's this one thing that I just cant get it out from my head till this very moment. I know you have been nominated in the 'Most *something* Blog' category this year, but please la..when somebody congratulates you, don't whine and brag saying that you were not as thrilled as in like..hmmm..how did you actually said it to me again? "Im not that excited pun, cause I knew Im going to get nominated AGAIN this year"...I was like..Okaaayyyyyyyy...and I said to my own ears to hear .."Takpe lah dik,you are still young,perhaps when u r older,u'll converse wiser" ... hehehe..I made the wise decision though when I did not vote for you. Itu lah manusia, baru dipuji sedikit ,sudah riak kan...dik,please be reminded, Allah may just take it allll back...

At least a table photo is a must. All here was our first time to the dinner but except for me,they have been blogging since like forever..Appledia, shy shy Deqnoor, and also shy shy Mak Dara, but maybe since kita baru jumpa, malu - malu cat lah, tunggu la after few meetings kan ;)


Me and Shila. We were in the same Geng Sekolah Rendah last time..oh rindu pulak zaman itu.
there she is with her husband Mr Kown..my uni-mate ( ampun..gambar a little 'Parkinson')

The happy couple. Amin.
 
 Madammondoq and her camera malam tu ;P

Me, with Moon, Im yet to read her blog, will do soon ;) , and Shila and Filla, pun yet to read on her blog, will do too soon . Im sure its going to be fun to read too ;) . Eh berapa banyak 'too' daa...

Another 'Parkinson' photo.. tapi boleh la tepek sini..*silap setting camera ni kot..dan dan*
Thank goodness there were only a handful of people with THAT attitude that night kan!!Other bloggers were more humble, simple, modest,approachable,smart and fun to talk to. That should be the way lah kan. Even when I had a chat with the co-founder himself;Ming,Timothy's mom, and some other representatives from the sponsors (Volkswagen),and some of the nuffies pun they were humble je.Nice meeting all of you btw.

This petite lady won the most. Her blog is fun to read..seriously!

Entertainers: Simply superb! Just cant get enough of Nadia and Liang hosting the event. They were just too cute to witty on the stage at almost every appearance.

Trying to be 1Malaysia or 1AsiaPacific? Asal happy la Liang ! :)


 


Music melodies by James Baum and Reshmonu, and with Harith cynically joked about Malaysians and Singaporeans was absolutely marvelous. Some of his jokes that I can recall were:

1. The crossing the road joke : Unlike in Singapore, in Malaysia, it is OK to cross at any point of the road even though zebra crossings, and overhead bridges are provided. Hmm..on this, I would say we learn from the Bangladeshis did not we my malaysians fellows? hehehe.. ;p

2. The typical silly question jokes : We Malaysians love to ask people on the obvious questions. Example: Me watering the plant and some makcik would ask me.."Hai...siram pokok ke"..or..Me eating.."Yuhooo...tengah makan ke"..serious shit he had me laughed out loud on this. VERY THE MALAYSIAN!!!



And many more ...
3. The Kim Kardiashian jokes,
4. The lyric of someone's song joke.
5. The movie subtitles joke.

There were more shows that night..but the pole dancing by the Viva Circus performances wrapped up the night before the ultimate category award giving was held .



Here is the short clip of their performance . Dont get aroused pulak by this..totally nonsense if you do!

p/s: The clip maybe offensive to some. So, if you are not up for it, please do not click on the play button



Wasn't that something? Hmmm..Not only the boys had their jaws dropped and eyes wide open on these ladies , but me and my table-mates too were at awe.
My gosh!What strong hands and abdominal muscles you got there!!!

After about 10 minutes of 'acrobatic-ing' the pole,the night continued with the region's best blog,followed by a party at the Zouk. As for me, thank you Nuffnang but no thank you, I rindu my awards at home!!!


Again, a huge congratulations to Nuffnang for the prestigious event organized!!!!
It really was a great year end closing party for me :) . Thank you once again for inviting me!!!
Dont forget November Seven in your upcoming events okay!! :)


My awards that need no votes ....hugs and kisses to both of you.