Sunday, 23 August 2009
INSTRUCTIONS: Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Post as "Jodi's Meme: My Life According to (BAND/ARTIST NAME)" The great thing is that if you have already done this meme, you can do it again with a different artist! Please do!
I'm Every Woman
-How do you feel right now?
All At Once
-If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
I Wanna Be Where You Are
-Your favorite form of transportation
Walk On By
-Describe Your Morning Routine
It's Not Right But It's Okay
-Your best friend is
Somebody Bigger Than You and I
-What's the weather like
-If your life was a TV show, what would it be called
Saving All My Love For You
Just the Lonely Talking Again
-What is the best advice you have to give?
-If you could change your name, you would change it to
-What do you say when you are frustrated?
Mercy Mercy Me
-Thought for the day
Didn't We Almost Have It All?
-How you would like to die
Like I Never Left
-Your soul's present condition
Saturday, 22 August 2009
1. Collect the book that you have most handy.
* There you go. Picture on the right. That's true crime. Copyright 2009. I was after the courtroom drama. Finished reading it three nights ago.
2. Turn to page 161.
* Alright, turn...
3. Find the 5th complete sentence.
* Found it.
4. Cite the sentence on your blog.
* "Vocals by the Beatles and the Bee Gees brought on the same nostalgic recollections."
5. Pass it on to 5 other victims (oops...bloggers)
* Here they are:
Here's Big Mama's take on a great gospel hymn. If you've seen them around, I'd love to know what you think. If you haven't, I hope you enjoy listening to them. (They just blew me away) Have a great Saturday, everyone!
Friday, 21 August 2009
1. Mozart. I rang Mama for a quick chat and my firstborn yapped loudly. I feel so happy when I hear him in the background during phone chats; it lessens the ache from missing him terribly.
2. Apartment restaurant. There are times I am just not into preparing meals. This week I am exactly that. The restaurant five floors below is only a dial away. Their staff deliver your order right to your door in a few minutes.
3. Clinic Clear. I seem to be forever looking for a shampoo that can command my hair soft and light. It's a positive surprise to notice my hair behaving in a way I want it to after experimenting with Clinic Clear. The price also made me smile - it's very cheap.
4. Birthday present. My friend and I spent a fair amount of time in a Malaysian cosmetics shop testing products. I noticed her admiring one particular tube, but put it back on the shelf. Then we proceeded to Hip Coffee. She mentioned her approaching birthday and I knew right away what to give her!
5. Food and fellowship. Wednesday came. I rushed from work to her birthday dinner at another friend's home. Former classmates were there. The bonding felt great. I appreciate the birthday girl's effort to include my food wish on the menu. And I'm glad she was delighted to have the hair lotion :-)
The birthday girl is the one wearing green, goofing. She's 3rd and I'm 4th from the right. I'm sooo getting killed for the second time today -)
I love rain. I'm just not sure how Cj feels about it. Everytime it rains I see no indication whether he likes or hates it. He seems to be just observing subtly how I react to water dropping merrily down from heaven :-). One early evening weeks ago, Cj and I got drenched in a downpour while riding, of all vehicles, a moped, lol! (Ex-hubster is going to kill me if he finds this out, lmao) The best part should have been a photo-op. But since we didn't have a capture of that rainy-drenchy moment, I'm posting a photo of Cj from a slightly different rain experience. It poured that morning but when we came out of the auditorium the sun was shining. Still there were signs that it would rain anytime. I introduced him to an umbrella. True to my guess, he twirled the poor thing:
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Mountains and lakes, quiet dirt roads, pretty meadows, rustic barns, beautiful gardens, quaint cottages or elegant houses, lovely fountains, farm animals - if they are anywhere in a film, whether shown for 1 minute or 10, I am certainly watching. Being a city dweller for fifteen years has not swayed my wish to one day live in a charming countryside. I am a country girl at heart! My T13 today are my favorite films that show the English countryside in some or most parts of each of them. Their stories are great and I love them; I also believe the setting adds a lot of impact and appeal:
1. Pride and Prejudice (2005)
2. Ladies in Lavender (2004)
3. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
4. Miss Potter (2006)
5. The Secret Garden (1993)
6. Nanny McPhee (2005)
7. Becoming Jane (2007)
8. Keeping Mum (2005)
9. Harry Potter I - VII of course (2001 - )
10. Vanity Fair (2004)
11. Elizabeth (1998)
12. The Duchess (2008)
13. Atonement (2007)
Bonus: Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Today is my first time to play a movie meme. I want to thank Tuesday Couch Potato host Kikamz of Just About Anything for the invite. My lifestyle doesn't allow me to be a couch potato, although sometimes I wish I could be. When I decide to watch a particular movie, I make sure I learn something from it and don't waste my time and money. Movies of value and significance go right to my DVD collection. The theme for this week is husband and wife.
You will notice that my choices are closely associated with my field - Education. Both depict lives of intellectuals in their 'natural habitat' - topnotch institutions of learning. As much as I admit I am working towards my goal of leaving the profession, my respect for the industry remains and I will always be awestruck by legendary brains. They are my inspiration and motivation to give an entire term my best shot as a university lecturer starting next month.
Did I just lose the husband and wife theme? (lol) Alright, the movies:
The wife (played by Dame Judi Dench) deteriorates from Alzheimer's disease. The husband (played by Jim Broadbent who is Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter 6) struggles to become her caretaker. It's the very familiar for-better-or-for-worse scenario.
I tried the trailers but it slowed down everything, so I provided a link on each movie title in case you fancy a re-watch or a review of credits.
Kikamz hosts Tuesday Couch Potato. Head over to her site to play along.
Monday, 17 August 2009
1. Last Tuesday which was good Friday we came to tell you something we know nothing about. You were asked to pull up a chair and sit on the floor. What do you make of this?
- Since you don't know anything, sit back and relax. I'll take it from sitting on the chair, not the floor.
2. The answer is YES...what is the question?
- Will you claim your $10B win?
3. The cops are banging on your door late at night. What are you thinking they are there for?
- They probably want me for murder. The hottest star in the world asked for my hand in marriage and I refused. He committed a successful suicide.
4. Children learn what they live....so they say.. what would a child learn in your household??
- He will have guidance but he is responsible for the choices he makes
5. Tell us about 1 family ritual your family does every year.
- Sermon on the Mt. of Blessings (read: telling off on moral uprightness) on New Year's eve, and compulsory beach party attendance on New Year's day
6. What is the favorite food that you would eat everyday 3 times a day if you could?
- cashew nuts and raisins
7. Tell us about your fantasy.
- I live in a splendid castle in the quaint english countryside
8. You are stranded on a deserted Island. You have plenty of food, a person to keep you company, shelter and life seems stress free. what do you tell the rescue ship when it arrives.??
- Come back on the next full moon
Lots to do in my nook nowadays. Falling or being in love is not one of them. Not that I'm cynical about love. I just need to put it aside this time. Maybe I'm using the lyrics to remind myself that there's a major target to work on. So if I ever get distracted, I listen to this song. And it refocuses me on the right track; keeps me moving on towards the goal.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Today we ripped this meme off a blogger known as MelRoXx of the blog Life of a Mean Jean. She explains that she was tagged to do the meme by gaelikaa and she states that it's called The Blame Tara Meme. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Cheers to all us thieves!
Question 1: Who do you think is the hottest movie star?
Question 2: Apart from your house and your car, what is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
- a lot that has been idle for twelve years now (stupid purchase that was)
Question 3: What is your most treasured memory?
- cuddling my two boys, the biological and the canine
Question 4: What is the best gift you’ve ever received as a child?
- books and piano lessons
Question 5: What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?
- not asking my father and grandfather to send me to medschool
Question 6: Give four words to describe yourself.
- When bored, meme away!
Question 7: What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?
- jumping on a plane to KL for a fantastic weekend (high) and not snapping a single shot of myself digesting lunch at the Petronas (low)
Question 8: What was your most embarrassing moment?
- got plenty. mostly most embarrassing; the most face-reddening of all is too embarrasing to not be forgiven and forgotten
Question 9: Tell something not generally known about yourself.
- I can't ride a bike
Question 10: If you were a comic strip/cartoon character, who would you be?
- Melody. She and I share a similar kind of curiosity and mishief. The sketch here reflects one of my favorite family activities - an only child on her father's shoulder, with Ma walking along. More or less a spoiled brat too (lol)
Except in the middle of Saturday when I took my son out to dine in a nearby restaurant, my weekend was complete hibernation. I had to emerge from my burrow only because I forgot to replenish my food cupboard and there's no excuse to undernourish a five-year old. That settled, I kept on with computer routines - exchanging Chikka Txts with my mother, peeping at my own blog and checking my email. No bomb. But there's one I can't delete without sharing it first with you.
NOW STOP DREAMING AND GET BACK TO WORK!
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