Archive for October, 2007

Make Over?

Posted: October 20, 2007 in mi vida loca

A day out with my gal pal(s) would normally consist of brunch, movie(s) — a marathon of two or three it all depends on our mood that day 😉 — latte and of course shopping. A girl got to do what a girl got to do. I forgot to add another important activity which is people watching ;-P No we don’t ogle or stare at them. We’re not that rude! It so happens that we love watching people while sipping our freshly brewed coffee.

Last Friday, we were convinced, encouraged, sweet talked but not dragged to the Shu Uemura dressing tables by their sales assistants. We went out of our own free will, laid our faces bare to be tormented, thankfully not. The make-up artist did a fairly good job, Shah did look different, and I think she should put on make up more often.

Before

While


 

After

 

 Do you see any difference?

After a few hours at our usual hang out, we decided to explore a new shopping mall, Pavilion which is located not far from the twin towers. It’s a huge place and I don’t think we had enough time to explore the whole place in 1 day as our feet were definitely killing us. (I didn’t even put on my stilettos!)

EID Celebration: Day 2

Posted: October 15, 2007 in Eid, Snaps

A day trip to the southern tip of the country, while there we stopped at the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque to pray. A prominent Islamic landmark which was constructed between 1892 and 1900. It was erected on a hill facing the Tebrau Straits and neighbours the Johore State Zoo.

 

More pics at flickr

EID Celebration

Posted: October 13, 2007 in Eid, mi familia, mi vida loca, Snaps

Pics taken on the first day of شوّال

 

Preparing sate at the porch as it was raining heavily.

More images at Flickr

Eid Mubarak

Posted: October 12, 2007 in culture, islam, mi vida loca, Our World, ramadan

eid

 

It’s the last day of fasting and preparations are being made to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan.

Muslims all over the world will attend congregational prayers held in the local community Masjid, paying respect to their loved ones by reciting the doa and visiting relatives and friends. Do not forget to prepare duit raya, a common custom here.

The recent influx of mobile phone brands from the US, Europe and Asia has given consumers a difficult task of choosing the best phone in the market (that is within their budget). Consumers are spoiled for choice as the phones in the market come in various sizes, colors and features. One would have to ask oneself what they are looking for @ their preference be it a talk & text phone; camera phone; music phone; design phone or web and email phones.

I too, went through this difficult but not impossible task of choosing the desired cell phone. Recently, my SE Z520i phone has gone bonkers. The screen has gone blank on me, hence I was not able to send text and/or picture messages.

Some user comments of the same problem faced when using the Z520i:

“same issue with the blank white screen!! sad, because it was a good phone, nice to use. about six months ago it threw a tantrum, blank white screen when fully open or a regular screen but it moved it and out of the frame really fast…very weird/annoying. was told by an independent repair person (NOT assc with S.erric) thats its a design fault with the LCD cable that runs up from the bottom shell. also, at times has cut me off mid phone call or seems to ‘lose’ the battery and turn itself off. the 1st time it went mental (3 weeks out of warranty) i put it in to get fixed, took nearly 2 weeks to get back (and the front closed screen has never worked since) 6 months later its doing the same thing again, after having it for about 1.5 years I have given up on it.”

“Hello everybody, I agree with ‘yap’. Same to me, I own the phone for 1.5 yrs now, with good handling and care, but the phone just became dead recently. Just as Yap has mentioned, mine turns out blank – a white screen. There was no sign of problem before and it just died on me when I was setting up my alarm clock. Guess this phone must have a short life span and not durable.
Also, agreed with ‘phonecritic’, that you can’t delete the useless tones and things in the phone coz they are protected files. This holds up memory space and it’s worse that it doesn’t have expandable memory (like a mini-SD card slot).

Therefore, I had to shop for a new one and I have decided to get a (Urban Silver as the Evening Red one is sold out) SE K610i (although not the latest design in the market). It has similar features as my previous phone.

Note to myself: no more clam shell phones, both phones (Motorola V600 & SE Z520i) I had used went crazy on me. They’ve got a short shelf life too.

It’s UP & RUNNING

Posted: October 3, 2007 in memory lane, mi vida loca, ocs

The once defunct OCS libya website is now up and running, thanks to Cindy McIlquham Burke for messaging @ posting me the news.

So, guys, all you have to do is type this addy:

http://www.ocslibya.org