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Monday, February 21, 2011

Music Monday #5~ Rainy Days Mary J Blidge feat Ja Rule

feeling a lil under the weather this few days so here's my 'SunnyLovesRain' song ...:D



happy MM all!! :D



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Thursday, February 17, 2011

it's Bunny year this year, Not RAT! wait in line MIckey!

recently, the house has been under Rat Attack! we've never experienced such horror ever since we've moved to the house about 3 & a half years ago. Guess Rat / mouse (can never tell the difference~Mickey including)is my Fear Factor Numero UNO, can't stand the sight of them...

they just freak me out... like really, really freak me out...like once during my college year, i saw a dead rat on the floor on the way to the kitchen & i just lost it...unfortunately, it was during my exam week too & what happened was unforgivable~ instead of sitting for the Economic paper that, i had my head believed that i was sitting for a sociology paper!! like WTFudge!!!
& once, i went to a night market in the area with my SIL & accidentally (of course i did, i would not in anyway still able and alive purposely do that would i) stepped on a flatten~crushed- dried up Rat on the road...& when my SIL pointed it out, my body stiffened & instantly dragged...( & for some reason the feet felt heavy too) my feet back to the house...*______*

so anyway, the last couple of nights i was practically walking around the house on the stools, chairs & counter tops to avoid the Rat collide...aiyaiyai...;C
mehubby managed to trap one but somehow it manged to get away in the morning cos accordingly, it's just a small lil mickey hence it managed to squeeze thru the trap wire...whatever u call it..i don't even want to know..:(

Now now...it's either they go, or we'll just have to move out from the house, how does that sound!?



Thursday Thoughts~The Butterfly Story

 
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Then it seemed to stop making any progress.
It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.
Then the man decided to help.

He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and small, shrivelled wings.
The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened!

In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings.
It never was able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle the butterfly had to go thru the small opening was God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.
If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

if God allowed us to go through life without any obstacles we would not be as strong as he intended us to be. 

I asked for Strength ...  God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.

I asked for Wisdom ... God gave me Problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity ... God gave me a Brain to work.

I asked for Courage ... and God gave me Danger to overcome.

I asked for Love ... God gave me Troubled people to help.

I asked for Favours ... God gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted ... I received everything I needed!

May your path be bright and full of light everywhere you go.

May the desires of your heart come true, and may you experience Peace in everything you do.
 


NO one goes thru life without challenges

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday~ Man & Shopping... :P

doesn't it look & sound familiar?

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 & more...if u check out the 1st here...

Happy WW all!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How to DIY: spray paint (dessert tanned) ur paintball marker.

NOTE: try at ur Own Risk or the Risk of ur Own marker!!! :D

did this quite awhile back for mehubby & i only just remembered to post it today when i scrolled thru the unpublished pictures- to- blog- album. ;p

things needed.

* plastic/ metal primer spray as base


* dessert tanned spray paint (use matte paint- not glossy or reflecting ones), i used KRYLON CAMOUFLAGE~ ultra flat non-reflective nature colour


* gloves
* alcohol
* surgical facemask (to protect from inhaling the horrible smell of paint)
* 80 degree sand paper



* paint thinner or stripper (only for metal parts DO NOT use it on plastic or rubber~it can & will melt the plastic)
* clear coat (can use gloss but a non-shine matte finish will be better)
* various tools to disassemble ur marker.
* old newspaper!!!
* lots of spare time. don't rush the procedure.
* Patience & TLC needed or u'll regret if u mess up one or two steps.

The How to

1) clean paintball marker (with detergent if necessary) to remove dirt

2) clean bare metal parts by rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from ur skin that maybe transmitted to the marker. sand the plastic parts (with the sand paper) so that the primmer & paint will stick.

 

3) remove & / or tape off / protect parts that u DO NOT want painted.

4) find an open air space put on the glove & surgical facemask & spread some old newspaper

5) spray the 1st layer of plastic/ metal primer coat (hold the spray can about 20-30cm from the paintball
marker& spray evenly in opposite directions~ up- down or left- right)~ leave to dry for about 45 mins.


6) spray the 2nd layer of plastic/ metal primer ~ leave it to dry for another 45 mins.

7) spray the 1st layer of the dessert tanned paint, making sure u've covered all area or it will look uneven. leave to dry for 15 mins if using suggested pain( Krylon) or up to 45 mins if using other type of paints.

8) spray the 2nd layer of paint and leave it to dry.

9) check each painting for runs, drips gaps, or uneven coatings. use a high grit sand paper or sanding sponge to buff out and repaint these areas before moving on to the next step.


NOTE: If u make a mistake~ the only way to fix it is by starting all over again.. by using paint stripper or sand paper the parts.
if u never spray painted before~ u can either get someone to do it (ur more creative & patient other half or u can also engage me to do it for a small fee of course! :P)  for u or practice on something of no value first.

10)  lastly apply clear coat~ several layers will be good....leave to dry & re coat...again n again ( leave to dry each time after u've sprayed the clear coat) until u're fully satisfied. :D

 
reassemble the parts...& then u're ready for the next game session while gloating with pride to all ur paintball friends about the newly spray painted marker that u urself or ur lovely other half did....:P


Monday, February 14, 2011

Music Monday #4~ I've had the time of my Life..

i chose this song because lately i was made to listen to the remix version by BEP on the radio...by none other than my son Laith ;P & then. i happend to watch  StarWars the Family Guy version on DVD 2 nites ago (the old chap who was playing obi wan kenobi sings it) & all this reminded me of the movie i so loved & thought it'll be my MM song this week & it so happens that it falls on the Lover's Day of the year...coincidentally...
it has nothing to do with ( today ) being valentine's day cos i don't celebrate the day & i don't need a dedicated day to remind me to celebrate love...i celebrate love everyday...not just the one day in a year..kan Bue!?

but to those celebrating... Have a great Day!

this is the Top of the Pop version by the original singers~ Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes. couldn't find the Dirty Dancing video version that i could embed.


 
& this latest version... even though it's kinda spoiled the original mood of the song i think it's kinda cool too...& it brings back the popularity of the original song no doubt!


Happy MM all!

to my 3rd SIL~ Kak Teh @ Rozana Abdullah~ Happy Birthday Sis!!!

(somehow she has reasons to celebrate today) & may u have a Wonderful day today & may u have the time of ur life... God Bless!




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Friday, February 11, 2011

ATC Swap- Butterfly theme


a very talented blogger friend mangosteenskin is hosting an ATC (Artist Trading Card) SWAP, so i'm helping her out to get more participation from all Artist & Art Enthusiast who happens to drop by this site purposely or by mistake & think that it might be interesting to participate :D


Rules & Regulations are as below;

Theme : Butterfly (preferably hand-painted/ hand-drawn).

Host: Mangosteenskin @Melannie Clarice Mujip

Duration: 3rd February - 31st March 2011
...
CLOSING DATE: 1st April 2011

Number of ATC to be Submitted: 3 cards/ can be of the same designs or three different designs.

Participation : All Artists, Art Enthusiasts and anyone keen enough to showcase their artistic talents are welcome.

Delivery :

By Mail or By Hand to :

Melannie Clarice Mujip,
P.O Box 16883, 88872, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
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Objectives

1. To share knowledge and showcase talent.

2. To swap original miniature arts.

3. To exchange ideas; to inspire each other; to appreciate and respect each other’s arts while at the same time building a social network of art enthusiasts both locally and internationally.

4. For FUN!

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Rules and Regulations (MUST READ);

1. The measurement of each card MUST BE 2.5 x 3.5 inches. It is advisable that the paper used for drawing / painting the ATC must be of high quality card stock that is neither to thin or easily damaged.

2. Participant may use any technique or medium to draw / paint.

3. Leave your name in the comment area for this entry and I will update the list of participants from time to time.

4. All ATCs must reach the host before the closing date.

5. Please include these particulars behind your cards;

Title, Artist Name, Date, Location. You can even write your address and phone number just consider your ATC as your artistic business card and lastly don’t forget to sign your card.

6. After the closing date, you will receive 3 cards from 3 different artists. No one will receive their own cards.

7. The Swap Event will be done in the manner described below.
• Every card received will be given a number (to identify the artist).
• After the closing date, three cards will be drawn from the pile of ATCs received for this swap.
• Should an artist accidentally get their own ATC, a re-draw will be held untill they get a card that did not belong to them.

8. Eventhough the ATCs are meant to be swapped for free, but we hope to make it worthwhile
.

9. Important!! All artworks are copyright to their respective artists. Even though the cards are swapped, the current holder of the card does not have the copyright to sell or use the card for 
commercial purposes.

 
:mangosteenskin: Butterfly ATC Swap




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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sisters of the Rings went karaOK'ing'

last Saturday, while the boys went out playing CoD & CoH at BlitZone, Bandar Utama, we girls (meBSF sue & siti) went out singing, eating  & did loads of catching up & loads n loads of CamWhoring too! ;P

it's been awhile since we last went out together, let alone doing those 'calling out for the rain' ritual thingy...yep, that's right....none other then doing the Karaoke baybeh!!! can't believe i'm saying this.... cos.... i'm not a big fan of karaoke  cos.... i don't have a good singing voice, but i'd do a good ladygaga type of songs though...: those song that do not have so many words to sing....like the songs below...;P













we definitely had a good fun, Sisters of the rings will never fail to achieve that whenever they're out together, till the next seesion yo!


2011- a very interesting year~ Happy Birthday Everyone!!!

i received this email this morning and thought it simply is interesting to share

Today is the 7th day of the Chinese Lunar Month.........and it is EVERYBODY'S BIRTHDAY today in the lunar calendar......
Here's something to prick all our brains to break the monotony ..........


This year we will experience 4 interesting dates.... 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11.

NOW go figure this out.... take the last 2 digits of the year you were born plus the age you will be this year
and it WILL EQUAL to 111

NO MATTER HOW U DO IT ...Count it the kumon ways, the finger & toes way, the hi-way, anyway u like.... it will still come out to 111! :D   err..that Old??

happy Thursday all!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday~ Kecak Dancers, Uluwatu Bali




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Blueberry Cheese tartlets minus the filling..

last sunday, my son laith n i planned to bake some blueberry cheese tartlets together but we ran out of  the cream cheese so off we went to grab some  at the bakery shop. since i was quite in a hurry to get the spring cleaning done before we could proceed with our  baking plan, i grabbed the first 'C' cheese that i saw in the chiller

Laith was all excited about it that he planed  to bring some to school for his teachers and friends to share.
once the pastry was finally in the oven, it's time to make the cheese filling...so out came all the ingredients plus the main ingredients the Cream cheese! while measuring the icing sugar i took a glance at the cheese packaging cos somehow i just realized that it didn't look like the usual Phili cream cheese that we normally use and my heart suddenly stopped beating for a second....yep, instead of 'Cream' cheese, i bought a 'Cheddar'cheese instead!!! oops maBaaad!! :P
 

it was too late to go out and get the cream chese from the store, so i kept the tartlet shells in a container n stored in the fridge for out next day complete blueberry cheese tartlets attempt....oh btway at this point, laith had refuse to talk to me for the failed mission....

but the sulking only lasted for just a bit cos the next day he was all smile again when we finally managed to finished the job and even baked a second batch.





he brought some to school the next day and proudly told me later that some of his friends want to order some those tartlets from him.  


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