Happily ever after

Posted in Coretan Harian, Kehidupan Ini, Memori on November 21, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

I grew up reading fairy tales, watching Disney princesses, playing with Barbie Dolls, all falling for prince charming, or in Barbie’s case, Ken.

Some parents are against children playing with toys like Barbie, which give negative ideas to children, “influencing” them to be shallow, and to think how women are “supposed” to look in order to be considered as “beautiful”. There’s also a teen version doll which is so popular, Bratz, with dolls dressing up like “tramps” (as I quote from among the key words brought up as I was talking about this with friends). Or you know like how in fairy tales, the princesses are always the “victim”, and they wait for their princes to come to their rescue, and expect a “happily ever after, the end.”

My daddy calls me his princess. One of the perks of being the only daughter in the family – you’re the ONLY princess 😀 you’re forever daddy’s lil girl, mom’s best girl friend, and adik’s favourite kakak. Although my lil bro is at an age, where he hates everyone and everything except his “stuff”, sometimes, when he’s in one of his rarely good moods, he comes to me and plays with my hair, rubbing my head vigorously, and walks away. One of his funny ways to express his love for me. Haha.

I don’t know how my parents do it, honestly. They raised me, thinking I was “their” princess, occasionally dolled me up in party princess dresses, allow me to sing and dance, carrying a microphone (or an imaginary one) as I pleased – but even for this, I don’t believe I grew up to be “shallow” or wanting to conform to the society’s definition of “beauty”, or to be spoiled in fact. I do not believe in being helpless, or playing victim, just so I can have some prince charming in his shining armour to come sweep me off my feet. I believe that I should be held liable and responsible for my own self, and expect no one to do anything for me, but to take charge and control of my own being and destiny.

Some of my friends who have recently had babies and little girls, decide to limit what their daughters watch or play with – not wanting their children to believe in fairy tales and end up with broken hearts, or not wanting their children to be spoilt and big-headed, or to think the only way to a boy’s heart is through long tanned legs and blond hair. So, really, where do you put the line? Can’t you have both? The wonderful world of imagination, of fairies and elves, and pirates or the wicked witch? And at the same time, educate the children, that this isn’t, real? That things don’t work this way in the “real world”? But isn’t the “real life” somewhat the same as well, only not as exaggerated?

It’s really up for both parents on how to raise their children. But it really is a tough question, isn’t it? What are the boundaries? Like if the children are allowed to play with dolls, what costumes are considered “decent” and what are not? Then, also, if we “tell” our children that “skimpy wearing dolls”, are no-good, a little like Erin Brokovich-y, wouldn’t that mean teaching the children to be shallow as well, but on the other picture of it – also judging people, by how they dress? And what is wrong? Who decides?

On the other side, there are parents, already planting hair extensions on their children’s head, spraying fake tans on their legs, getting them ready for the children beauty pageant. At what extent, does this stop being cute? Or is it wrong to start with, if the parents want their children to be beautiful as how they define it, but at the same time stresses and instill the other good values and principles in life as well?

Who decides what is right or wrong?

I would like to have a perfect stand on this one, but for some reason, I don’t or, can’t. I guess, I am somewhere in the middle.

When I was a child, I had a favourite Disney princess, Belle from Beauty and the beast. She was beautiful, sweet, loved her father, loved books, and wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself, the people she love and for what she believed in.

In my teenage years, I came to watch an altered version of Cinderella, a movie played by Drew Barrymore called Ever After, which became one of my favourite all time movies. She wasn’t the typical helpless, victimised Cinderella. She was a strong, intelligent and pretty Cinderella.

And it wouldn’t hurt to catch a “prince charming” at the end of it, would it?

And to live happily ever after. The end.

Hide and seek…..

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

You run, as fast as you can, almost never looking back.

Then, halfway, you turn around and see what’s behind you.

You run, but you want to be caught.

In the most, funniest way, you want to be run after.

You want to know someone’s actually chasing after you.

You don’t want to be kept as a captive.

If you do get caught, you find new ways to run away.

It’s a little bit like playing “hide and seek”.

You want to hide, in the most secret and hidden places.

You don’t want people to find you too soon.

It takes away the thrill.

But when people take forever to find you, you start to wonder, whether anyone is even searching for you.

What is it that you want, dear human?

I, myself, am that human.

But I too, cannot answer.

My Bad Day…Emotional Day

Posted in Coretan Harian, Kehidupan Ini on September 27, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

sad

Life is about

trusting our feeling

and

taking chances,

losing

and

finding happiness,

appreciating the memories

and

learning from the past.

Selamat Hari Raya AidilFitri

Posted in Coretan Harian, Kehidupan Ini, Memori with tags , , on September 21, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

Hari Raya

Tahun ini, sekali lagi balik beraya di Langkawi…Seronoknye cos kali ni semua balik kecuali angah terpaksa bekerja di pada hari raya ke-2…Walau bagaimanapun, kami masih beraya dengan gembira dan mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya & Mohon Maaf pada Angah melalui handphone…Nasib baik zaman sekarang serba maju, tidak payah telegram yang mengambil masa 1 minggu untuk sampai…Ini hanya dengan tekan dail, dah boleh dengar suara…hikhikhik 😀

Meriahnye

Gelagat adik-adik saudara dan anak saudara Kak Teh amat memenatkan, namun kami tergelak lihat gelagat mereka yang pelbagai aksi bila kamera di depan mata mereka… 😛 Macam-macam ragam mereka untuk beraksi ala-ala model gitu…hehe…Namun, kami tetap mengingati arwah Mak Ndak yang baru kehilangan pada tanggal 2hb Jun 2009 baru-baru ini. Selepas sembahyang raya, kami terus ke kubur arwah untuk sedekahkan doa kepadanya agar dicucuri rahmat di alam barzakh…Kami akan sentiasa mengingatimu walaupun jasadmu tiada disisi kami, namun arwah tetap berada dalam hati kami sekeluarga…Aminn….

Anak ArwahCahaya Mata Arwah (Berbaju Biru & Kuning) – Kesayangan kami sekeluarga

Getting To Know Each Other… :P

Posted in Tagged with tags , , , , , , on August 27, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

If you’ve been tagged or you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions, writing your own response, and tagging 25 other victims. You have to tag me so really you just need 24 more people. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you. 😛

1. What time did you get up this morning?
4.30 a.m…sahur2 kalau bulan Ramadhan ni… :p

2. How do you like your steak
Well Done Cook…Yum Yum Yummy

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
G.I Joe: Rise Of The Cobra…Best Movie

4. What is your favourite TV show?
I don’t watch TV often. So, I have no favourite show. But maybe Nur Kasih…So schweet 🙂

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Anywhere with someone that I love..hohoho ß— ngengadanya…ghee :p

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Nescafe O’ my favourite’s drink with cereal.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Too many to list down…ghee :0

8. What foods do you dislike?
Too salty & too sweet…Perut xleh terima

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Important things —-à hygienic places

10. Favorite dressing?
Simple, Casual & Nice

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
Now is my lovely car –à Myvi Cayang…ghee 🙂

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Sporty & Girlish….

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Dubai & Makkah….

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Depends on situation

15. Where would you want to retire?
In my hometown –à Langkawi Island

16. Favorite time of day?
Early Morning & Evening….Sesuai untuk jogging…ghee

17. Where were you born?
Langkawi Island….

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Futsal & Football….But now I have to watch all sports cos keje ngn National Sports Council

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
I don’t know

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
Cik Kechik Nour…cos dia paling rajin tag-tag nie….ghee 😛

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
No idea at all

22. Bird watcher?
Sometimes…bila tiba anginnye..huhu

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Nocturnal Vampire!…ghee 😛

24. Do you have any pets?
Nope…but my housemate ade…A cat called Orex…Cutie Cat

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
Nope..at this moment

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
A doctor….tapi tgok darah takut wooo…haha :0

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Playing & Enjoy myself without worrying anything…hmmm

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
Wallahua’alam….

29. Are you married?
Not yet….But currently taken…ghee 🙂

30. Always wear your seat belt?
First I wear seat belt, then I start my car!…kekdg malas gak…haha 😛

31. Been in a car accident?
Nope yet

32. Any pet peeves?
Dog barks in neighborhood!

33. Favorite Pizza Topping?
Hawaiian Chicken & Pepperoni are the best!

34. Favorite Flower?
Roses and Lilies…

35. Favorite ice cream?
Haagen Dus….Yum Yum yummy…hehe 🙂

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Pizza Hut….McDonald…Burger King

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
Never –à ade makna tu…ghee

38. From whom did you get your last email?
My Boss…srh emailkan borg…akekeke

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Sony Electronics, Dell Lappy, etc….

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Always do it when stressed out at works…

42. Broccoli?
I Love Broccoli…

43. What was your favourite vacation?
Family & friends vacation…

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
With my housemates and cousin…

45. What are you listening to right now?
Be With Me by Akon 🙂

46. What is your favourite color?
Pink, White & Black’s rule

47. How many tattoos do you have?
Nope & never…..

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?
Depends on how many friends yg suka tag-tag ni…ghee 😛

49. When did you finish this quiz?
Within 1200 seconds. Hehe….

50. Coffee Drinker?
Crazy for Nescafe O. But, when I need to be awake to continue work at late night, I’d prefer black coffee.

I am tagging everyone in my friend’s list….hehehe 😛 🙂

My Sister’s Keeper

Posted in Movie, Sekadar Renungan on August 27, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

my sister's keeper

Last 2 days I watched this movie on DVD, but now I wanna shared it with everybody about the reviews. From beginning to end, this film is a weeper. Based on Jodi Picoult’s best-seller, it tells the story of a family coping with their teenage daughter’s leukemia. The mother (Cameron Diaz) is so obsessed with doing everything possible to keep her daughter, Kate (Sofia Vassilieva), alive, that she and her husband (Jason Patrick) went so far as to conceive another child genetically engineered to be a donor for her sister. When Kate needs a kidney transplant, Anna (Abagail Breslin), now 11, visits an attorney (Alec Baldwin) to sue for medical emancipation: she wants to make her own medical decisions. She does not want to be forced to donate a kidney. Patrick and Diaz create a believable couple—a couple who are in crisis along with their dying daughter. I did have some trouble believing that a mother would consider forcing one child to donate a kidney to the other with no thought to the consequences. I just had to accept that she was so focused on keeping Kate alive that she didn’t really think about the effect on Anna, or on anyone else in the family. Breslin, so adorable in Little Miss Sunshine, is turning into an accomplished actor. We were also impressed with Vassilieva. Director Nick Cassavetes seems to have a fondness for tear-jerkers. One critic commented that My Sister’s Keeper requires more Kleenex than his previous weeper-hit, The Notebook. He’s a creative filmmaker and tries his best to bring some depth to the film, but the story is anything but subtle and fights him at every turn. I must admit, though, that I’m not immune to manipulation. I went into my purse for Kleenex several times. But from the opening to the closing credits, I felt manipulated and so did Gary. Although the film is beautifully photographed and acted, we can’t grade it higher than a B-. If you are in need of a good cry, or if you are a fan of the novel, you‘ll probably want to see My Sister‘s Weeper—sorry, that’s Keeper. GRADE B-

Let the battle begin

Posted in Coretan Harian, Kehidupan Ini on August 26, 2009 by sweetylittlebooboo

boring face

You work for money, you work for interest, you work for satisfaction…
tapi yang paling common we work for money…takde duit mcmana nak go on with life kan…
but….working environment can be stressfull, especially bila something not right been done by people that didnt think in lieu with us…got what i mean? senang citer bila orang tu tak buat macam kita buat, tak kerja macam kita kerja, tak pikir macam kita pikir…
tapi takpe, i will learn through experience, i will work towards what have been projected on me, i will make it work. I will. In the end i want to win.
so let the