Thursday, August 21, 2008

Petronas Raya (Eid) Ad - The Seven Sons

First time when I saw this Ad, I was laughing so hard that I was literally crying! This Ad was on Malaysia airwaves during the Eid, a celebration after the fasting month of Ramadhan, about the love of seven sons who would go all the way to not hurt their mother's feeling, following the sayings, "For Heaven lies at a mother's feet."

I will be breaking down the shots and you will understand why. Kudos to the brains behind this Ad.
- “For Heaven lies at a mother’s feet."

Note: 1 catty is equivalent to 1.323 lb or 600 gms (*Catty is the English word for a traditional Chinese unit of mass called a jīn)

Petronas Merdeka Ad 2008

Petronas never failed to make me laugh and cry at the same time in one Ad. Enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Coca-Cola: Bird's Nest" Olympic TV Ad

My friend, colleague and walk buddy, Linda told me about this and I quickly "Googled" it. This is too cute! Sports not only brought the athletes together but brought great Ad minds on worldwide platform, doing what they are good at.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Beauty & the Beast

Whoooaaa! What humongous horns you have!

what are you looking at?!

leave me alone...I'm eating here!

What you see is Watusi*:)
Then...these. Its breathtaking...sigh...

090808: Was at Domino Farms today to look for a beautiful sight of sunflower fields and we came across those beautiful animals! Just got an info that those animals above were *Watusi, a rare breed from Africa and looks almost like Texas Longhorns. Enjoy!

Friday, August 8, 2008


080808 - A day most would want to be associate with. more to go for my 080808 icecream:) hehehe.

Ahhh..its pistachio at Stucchi's today:)m-m-m-m-m:) felt like taking these pictures for old friends who misses Ann Arbor:) I'm pretty sure that these are their path to school and eateries. Its a gorgeous night.

Friday, August 1, 2008

My dad's cat named Girl & the Anniversary Cake

My Dad loves to send short message (sms) from his cell and tell me about the happenings back home and the latest that just melts my heart was about Mom & Dad's 48th Anniversary celebration.

Before I continue, in his sms, he said that the celebration will be at my eldest sister's house and the so called cake would be made of *lemanta' which he said also known as **Tumpi' , which makes me smile when I read it, groggily , will be serve, glazed with baby prawns and special meat gravy and all delicacies and drinks from palms such as coconut and ***nipah juice. ("oh how is my sister going to produce this?" I thought.)

, he said, feeds him growing up during the WWII.

He said that he had invited his friends... (O-Oh! wait till my sister finds out because he had said to her, a family affair only...oooh my! ) ... his message continues, "including my cat named Girl" who waits for him outside the bathroom door when he shower or getting ready for his prayers, and runs out the door when she hears his motorbike outside. - Ooowh...

I must say, Tumpi' is one delicious delicacy to me till now. How my mom and my late grandmothers would make it is with Sago and shredded coconut with a bit of salt. Mix together and lay the ingredients flat on a flat pan. No oil. Coconut produces enough fat so the flat cake would not stick. My mom would put a banana leave on top of the mixture, then , another flat pan or a kettle to press it down. Almost like the panini press technique.

I smiled when he sms me this. That was about 1.30 am last July 30th, 2008.

*Lemanta' - pronouced as luh-mahn-tak (silent the "k" ) ; aka. Sago flour, can be substitute with any starchy flour, eg., tapioca or corn flour, Tapioca would be closest.
**Tumpi' - pronounced as 'toom-peek' - again with no emphasize on the letter "k"
***Nipah - pronouced as 'nee-pah' - a Nipah palm that produces juice from its sap. Sweeter than coconut juice.

Below are pictures of Piper and Zeus, Naomi's cats she got from the Humane Society last month.
Piper, the active one, trying to reach my phone and sitting at his spot behind Naomi's laptop.

Zeus ( below) at his 2 favorite spot, Naomi's bag and his CatCouch.