Friday, May 25, 2012

Choosing your lifetime partner

Came upon this quote by Mufti Ismail Menk on his twitter recently:

"The type of person you marry plays a big role in the type of children you have, so do your unborn children a favor by choosing wisely" 

I have to agree with him. In this materialistic and superficial world we sometime forget what really our destiny in life. Kita hidup untuk apa. Adakah hidup untuk menatap perempuan cantik sahaja, yang lain tolak tepi? Or hidup untuk enjoy dengan duit yang banyak, yang lain tolak tepi? Sadly, most of us like that kan? Ok i rephrase it. Maybe most (i said most ya, not all) immature and young ones think life is all that. 

When you choose the person you end up marrying, do you really think about your children's future? Yela memang semua berangan nak ada anak comel, pandai, sihat. But do you really consider what your children will be like (not look like) and how your partner will effect it? Comel pandai sihat tu memang bergantung pada pasangan kita. But i am talking about our children characters, bring up and  behavior

So most of us normal beings sure hidup untuk berbahagia bersama family dan kalau boleh sama-sama masuk syurga kan? By choosing superficial & materialistik aspect on your marriage can't help you on that. Dapat perempuan cantik sexy suka pulak pakai dedah & bermake up tebal untuk tatapan lelaki ajnabi. Dapat lelaki kaya kurang pulak tahap kesetiaan dan kita pula mudah hanyut dengan lautan duit. Memangla tak semua macam tu. I do know family that are beautiful, rich and the same time very pious, but it is very rare. And when they are family like that, both parents are the best partner that complete each other and can be the best example for their children. 

Having said all these, i am not saying i am the perfect partner. I am far from that. Banyak perangai buruk yang perlu dibuang dan diubah! There are some of my bad traits that i wish my children will not follow. Same with my partner. But i do admit that i wish i would have found this quote before i married. Not that i regret the partner i chosen, i very much love my husband and so far am glad of what my children has become now. But it is too earlier to say that right? Jauh lagi perjalanan, anak-anak bila besar baru boleh tengok true characters.  Just that if i would have given a choice to pick my perfect partner as a father of my children, i want him to be religious, kind and very highly educated. Well, siapa taknak semua tu kan? Kaya dan cun tak menjanjikan apa-apa kecuali hidup yang lebih sengsara kalau disalah guna. So i won't look into that traits anymore. Walaupun dulu memang impian nak cari yang hensem & cerah pasal nak anak comel dan cerah. Hahahahaha.....But i also believe it is still not too late for us to change ourselves  for the better so that our children have a good example from the person that close to them which is us, their parents. 

So single girls & boys out there. Forget those superficial stuff. Choose your partner wisely. And of coursela you pun kena elok perangainya jugak ye..tak fair la kan. Think about your future children, what you want them to be. Mesti the best kan? Choose someone that can complement you, positive your negative. Macam kalau you panas baran, cari partner yang penyabar. You can't choose your parents & siblings but you can choose your partner that will determines how your children will be. It is a precious chance given, so choose wisely ya! 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Universal Studio Singapore Pt.3

Malas nak buat Pt.3, but since dah ada Pt.1 and 2 kenala sambung. Not really for anyone particular to read but just for my own record and reference in future time. To remind the good times me & family had at USS. And especially for Dania (if she ever read this) because being as young as 2 years old, she sure can't remember been to USS.

Will continue with Hollywood & New York theme. Which our last destination after riding all the wonderful rides.   Before that we had snacks at Sci-fi city. My husband bought nuggets & chicken wings only to discover later that the place also sells pork (sausage). So kira turn off la kan, indirectly macam kurang yakin nak makan. Why la Singapore makan place are like that..benci tau.

Ok, back to Hollywood & New York. No rides there. Only buildings and rows of shops similar to what you see in movie. Ala yang ada New York setting. Great place to snap pictures. So we snap here snap there lah. Met with the glam Marilyn Monroe. Her skin was porcelain-like and so pale white. Walk through the street till the end. Ate at their fast food restaurant, Hollywood Drive (not sure of the name betul ke tak), which is safely Halal. Used up our meal voucher. Sedap jugak burger die. Makan sampai kenyang, sambung jalan. Went in to every shop. Spent loads on their souvenir. Lots of cute & interesting items especially those yang ada characters Magadascar & Shrek. Yes, i am childish like that!

We went out from USS at almost 6pm. Feet were tired, the kids were starting to get cranky. Tahan taxi terus balik hotel. My kids terus pensan dalam taxi. We stayed in hotel after that till the next morning, too exhausted to do anything. Nevertheless we enjoyed our time at USS and was happy with the experience we had there. Kalau ada duit lebih memang akan pegi lagi. End my post with pictures. Thank you for reading :)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Universal Studio Singapore Pt.2

The Lost World! Also known as Jurassic Park. Here, we did not experience all the rides. We skipped roller coaster ride because the que was long. We also skipped The Lost World boat rides because Adam & Dania cannot join. Boat tu kena duduk ramai-ramai. If only one of us ride boat tu, sorang ke tinggal jaga anak, tak best pulak kan. And also you will sure get wet in the ride, so memang tak sanggup la. So we only rode the kiddy ride yang i pun tak pasti nama apa or how to describe, just look at the pic. We also watch the recommended Underworld (as in the movie Underworld) show. Ni memang best. The show is a short & brief story version of the movie. The stunt were excellent, the effect were realistic & the actors were great. Thumbs up! Don't miss this show if you guys visit USS.

Next is Ancient Egypt. Based on the movie The Mummy. Only one ride there which is the roller coaster and it was both scary & fun! It is an indoor roller coaster. Yang best pasal roller coaster ni because it takes you to a scene where the mummy were woken up & try to attack you. Siap ada api lagi kat atas kita, and you can feel the heat. We took turn riding it and good thing as a single rider, we got an express lane so takyah beratur tunggu turn lama. Mula-mula cuak jugak naik sorang-sorang, dahla the lane towards the ride to gelap & scary, macam nak patah balik je. Tapi memang tak regret la naik sorang pun, lepas naik cite kat husband dia pun terus decide nak cuba. Memang best!

Finally into my favourite city. Sci-fi city! Why my favourite? Because i love all the rides there. The first ride we all serbu was of course the famous & most recommended Transformers. Again we all tak payah beratur because we got express ticket and also because the que was not that long, only 15 mins waiting. Mungkin pasal dah petang and most people dah ride kot by that time. Adam went in twice, with me once and my husband once because kena ada orang jaga Dania. Wah memang best. We were in a car and in front of us is a screen showing transformers battles between Decepticons & Autobots in 3D. Kira robot ni tengah lawan and kita masuk campur la, kena kejar, kena tembak, bom, jatuh bangunan, terbang semua la. Memang real, i even try to cover myself when the glass smashed and shattered on the screen. Kalau kereta tu jatuh bangunan i can feel as if i was about to fall as was that real.

Then come the most scary roller coaster ride ever had. Got 2 type of roller coaster. Galactica and Cyclone. I think both have about the same rail. The different between those two is that Galactica you ride the usual roller coaster car but with Cyclone you have to sit and strap yourself on a swinging seat where your feet are free dangling on the air. Of course we chose to ride Cyclone! Haih, macam nak tercabut nyawa. The swirl, the up and down, the speed. So thrill lah! Most of the people including me was pening-pening lalat after the ride. Turun tangga dan jalan pun macam orang mabuk. But worth it! The truth is, initially both of us tak berani nak naik roller coaster tu. Then i takut menyesal nanti tak naik, dahla bukan senang nak datang USS and i am a fan of roller coaster rides. So i determined to ride in and was the first to ride alone. Lepas tu baru cerita kat husband and dia pun semangat nak ride jugak. It was the best ride we had in USS!

Ada jugak kiddy rides. Which is a sci-fi version of spinning cups. Both my kids enjoyed it and laughing all the way. Adult would enjoy as well. Then we took picture with the biggest transformer there, kena que okay! And also shop at their merchandise store. Lots of transformers memorabilia there, some are unique. Only if i got that much money!

I will end Part 2 of USS now. I will keep my experience at Hollywood & New York in Part 3. For those who miss the Part 1, please click here.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Universal Studio Singapore Pt.1 last i can ramble about my exciting USS trip! Best sangat pegi sana. I love amusement macam heaven la when i was there. Right after breakfast, we took taxi to USS. It costed us about SGD15 kot. That morning the weather were not really good, hujan rintik-rintik. We arrived there around 9.30am kot, USS gate opens at 10am. Looking at the que in front of the gate i dah panik pasal ramai sangat. I remember friends told me that the que for each ride were long and time consuming, some took almost 2 hrs for a ride. In my head that time, memang pikir confirm tak dapat naik all the rides. Yela, we have 2 kids to take care of, and we would have to take turn riding all those adult rides so that one of us can jaga our kids. And if were lucky our kids behave, if not, sure be cranky while queuing kan? Time tu memang down la, to make things worse, hujan pulak.

So the gate the entrance pun i dah macam orang kampung, amazed by the settings. But boleh control lagi, i went straight to claim my SGD18 meal vouchers. Fyi, when booked online using Mastercards, you entitle for SGD6 meal voucher for every tickets purchased. Annnddd...for online purchase also, for first 200 tickets we will get an express entrance for the famous Transformers ride! Will tell you more about the ride later.

We were welcomed by mascots from Kung Fu Panda and Woody Woodpeckers. Left and right were all sort of merchandise store that sell cute stuff..macam nak beli je semua patung kat situ. USS is divided into 6 themes, Madagascar, Shrek, The Lost World, Ancient Egypt, Sci-fi city, New York & Hollywood. You can refer the map here for clearer picture. Each theme is very unique and interesting. Hence, i will paragraph my experience by theme. Will make a 2 part post because it would be too long to fit it all here and i also takde banyak masa nak cerita semua in one shot.

We started with Madagascar and we glad we did because most people started off with Hollywood & Sci-fi city, because mostly adult rides were there sure there will be long que or our kids will get bored easily. So the first ride we rode was Madagascar boat ride. Not just any ride, but a boat ride through a tunnel where all the Madagascar characters came to life. The characters reenact all the important scenes in the cartoon. Memang mata terbeliak toleh kiri-kanan tengok katun-katun tu muncul.

Right after the ride hujan makin serius. Was not a heavy rain, but enough to wet you if you in an open air too long. So bazir la duit beli baju hujan yang macam plastik tu. I think it cost us SGD4 kot satu, beli 2 adult dapat free 2 kids punya. 

Actually after that we walked to Shrek a.k.a Far Far Away Land. But since i nak cerita by theme, i just continue with Madagascar, which we went back after finished tawaf all around USS. We let the kids rode their Madagascar carousel. Dania la paling excited nak ride benda tu. Muka Adam cuak sket pasal die memang penakut. After that we watch dance performance by the Madagascar mascots. Fun jugak la, tengok all the mascots dance along to the famous 'Let's Move It Move It' song. We even had the chance to take picture with the mascots but only 10mins given and the que was long. So kami pilih mascot yang kurang que which was the penguins!

Ok now it's time for Far Far Away Land, where Princess Fiona & Shrek resides. There are Princess Fiona's castle and also Shrek's house. Since it was drizzled with rain, we went to enter an indoor performance show by the notorious Donkey. Takde apa sangat...just watch the cartoon Donkey sing & make jokes but the host was even more funny and entertaining. He was really in character, have to praise him for being so jovial. Also rode a dragon roller coaster. Not that scary, takde la seram sangat rail die..what makes it interesting was that you rode the roller coaster in the dark. Takut pasal tak nampak apa, bukan takut pasal roller coaster tu. The most interesting ride there are Shrek 4D shows. Macam tengok movie 3D wearing specs and all. Since it is 4D, our seat were shaking or vibrates according to the stories. When the cartoon sneeze our face were squirted with water, when there were spider on the ground we felt something tickling our feet (memang geli!), in a horse riding scene there were wind blowing on our neck. Memang best la, new experience. Did not took much pictures there because camera were not allowed on any of the shows.

That were all. Our fun experience at Magadascar & Far Far Away Land. Memang best especially for kids. Next, are Sci Fi City, The Lost World & Hollywood. Wait for my Part 2 or maybe up to Part 3. If you all keen to read la. Hehehehe..

p/s: I actually composed this post yesterday but tergendala due to work. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Busy & Instagram

Was suppose to do a long post of our recent Universal Studio Singapore experience. Since it will be a long post i have to keep postponing it because i am occupied with workloads. Nak bukak blog i sendiri pun tak sempat. And i also have another blog to maintain, which i have to updates everyday because that blog is my passive income. Mesti you all taktau that i have another blog kan? Well, that blog is a fashion review blog, where i rent out advert space in return of shop reviews. I have way more viewers there. But i won't tell you all here, pandai la korang cari sendiri ya!

Oklah..since i hutang USS post (aiseh bajet macam ada orang kisah je, i share some of my instagram photos. Instagram is very addictive and i upload pics almost everyday! Those who sudi, add me on instagram, my id is ladydayana.