Monthly Archives: March 2011

Back from Langkawi…

Alhamdulillah, everything went well during the launch of my research team’s research project portal (kudos to all!) and later on my 1/2 hour’s presentation and demo of the portal. No technical problem at all, went smooth as plan – a big thanks to the 3 of you (you know who you are ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

The only thing that I’m concerned is when I was on the stage that afternoon, speaking in front of approx. 200 pax, there’s no more butterflies in my stomach. Dah terbang tah ke mana.

In a way, I believe it’s a good sign. Shows that the stage and I are finally bosom buddies. But the thing is, I’m afraid later in the future, I might take it just too easy, and too casual. Which for a formal presentation might not be such a good thing. Hmmm…

Nway, it’s was a real downpour on the last day of my stay in Langkawi. Apa2 pun, sempat gak nyopping mana yang patut.

Yang bestnya, siap makan mee sup Langkawi dalam hujan lagi. Ada orang tu sampai order extra, huhu. Punyalah sedap katanya…

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Back to Langkawi…

Will be flying to Langkawi tomorrow for the 3rd time within a month.

The 1st visit was to participate in a workshop (simply fall in love the hotel we’re staying in).

The 2nd’s was for jalan2 and …

This time around is to present a paper on a research project my team and I have been working on tirelessly for the last 12 months.

Needless to say, I’ll be taking Firefly again…

My fav’s novelist is back …

For Ayu Emelda’s upcoming novel; her fourth since Lagu Rindu, I simply love the title – Sayangku Merajuk, very the catchy one. As for the cover, well, you couldn’t go wrong with THAT color if you want to get spontaneous attention from readers ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Nice artwork, no doubt about it…

Soon to be released, some time early next month. Sebelum tu, jom baca sinopsis dulu. Was told exclusively by the AE, among the 4’s she has written so far, this is the one to be reckoned with ๐Ÿ™‚ …

BULAN MADU AIREEN hanya bertahan seketika cuma…
apabila ijab dan kabul seakan termetri tiga purnama saja.
Akhirnya, lima tahun dia ditinggalkan dalam gerhana dan sirna.
Wanita mana tak meradangโ€ฆ hati mana tak sengsara?

Pertemuan semula terjadi tanpa diduga.
Shahir kembali demi memburu sekeping hati sedingin iceberg!
Tetapi sayang, pujukannya hanya dipandang sepi. Langsung tiada erti!

Dendam Aireen bukan satu mainan.
Dia tega mengalihkan cinta pada lelaki lain.
Biar Shahir merana… biar padan dengan muka!

Tapi bagi Shahir cintanya adalah yang pertama dan terakhir.
Walau rajuk Aireen panjang berjela…
walau jelingannya sering saja menggoncang iman di dada.

Dia tak mungkin mengalah!
Apalagi dengan kehadiran Dyra dan Fyra…
sebagai penyambung kasih… bukti cinta.

Namun, bahagia yang dicari sering sahaja dilanda onar.
Kehadiran Madam Anna sering membawa bencana.
Laura pula menjadi penggugat dalam bahtera berumahtangga.

Akibatnya, api cemburu dan benci menyebabkan
insan tidak berdosa menjadi mangsa.
Dan mungkinkah kesabaran seorang suami
akhirnya akan kecundang jua?

Just like last year, the 4 of us are really looking forward for this year’s KL International Book Fair @ 22/4 – 1/5. Dah tak sabar nak serbu PWTC, huhu…

Usaha…

Came across this phrase while I was blog-hopping just now…

Usaha biasa-biasa, dapat kejayaan biasa.

Usaha luar biasa, memberi kejayaan luar biasa juga.

I loike… 8)

 

Langkawi @ 20110317 …

A quick trip to Langkawi during the school holiday.

My second visit to the island in a month. This time around we stayed at de Baron Resort. Spacious and wonderful service. They’re having a promotion for all their rooms. Ours @ RM190 for a deluxe room.

As for our ride, we rented HCity @ RM120/day. Brand new car lagi. Puas le memusing pulau tu…

Those pics above were taken at Tanjung Rhu…

Tsunami…


Upon hearing the tragedy that struck the land of the rising sun yesterday afternoon, I found myself staying awake last night watching CNN live report via the web for the minute-by-minute coverage of the latest news on the record 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan and subsequently followed by the devastating tsunami.

My thought are with Japanese people esp. those who are affected the most, let’s hope for the best. As of now, based on the latest news, there are already reports of casualties and thousands have gone missing since…

iPad Two…

Breaking News! iPad 2 is now on sale nationwide. Well, in the States benarnya. Over here, belum laie…

I was reading this interesting article on PC World on whether customers should buy the tablet thingy online or wait in line. It concludes that you’ll be better off to travel to one of the remote towns in US, stop by at an electronic store and ask for one.

The chances are you’ll not be returning home empty handed…

That was exactly what we experienced in Troy with Nintendo Wii. Remember what happen when Wii was first released in US? Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy semua abis, out of stock. During that period, in order to own one, you have to place an order. And you’re consider lucky if you could get it by the end of the month…

Satu hari we went to eat air at Bennington, VA. It was a couple of months after Wii was released. Still susah ya amat nak beli Wii tu. Kalau order, still kena tunggu kurang lebih 3 bulan.

En route, we made a quick stop at the local Target to get some stuff. Dah ada kat situ, saja2 gi tengok ada stok Wii tak. To my amazement, cantik jer ada 5 kotak. Tersusun. Tak ada orang kisah pun…

Tertekan kejap. Buat assignment 10-page tak pressure cam gini. Nak sambar ke tak ni? Macam best. Tp bila pikiaq2 balik, teringat pulak PS2 yang dah ada kat rumah tu. Tak jadi la nak beli.ย  Balik rumah terus layan Winning Eleven ๐Ÿ˜‰ …