November 30, 2008


hmm... anybody of us know what it means? KLIFF? Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival... gitiewwwwwww.....

Out of the blue, my collegue, Roberto 'offered' the whole department to accompany him to go the award giving festival... and apparently i'm the only one who is keen to go.. hahah... don't even know what it's all about we (Rob and I), googled it out... hmmm.. not so much info... so we decided, let's just go and 'gossip' during the festival it self... then on Friday nite, he txt-ed me saying the dress code is black-tie... hmm... being bimbo for a second... hoh, i kena pakai tie jugakkk... heeeeee.... apa lagi... kelam kalibut mencarik dress... (mak mana ada dress ala2 red carpet yaaa....) sekali adad la jumpa dress bare-shoulder satu.. (nape i beli pun tak tau... mcm la aku berani pakai seksi cenggitu kan....) well... i remember that i bought some kind of cardigan with it... carik-carik.. tak jumpa kannn... fineeee.... kira2 kamikaze le ni, pakai sexy gitu jek.. ye la kan.. artis2 yg pegi musti lagi sexy... so takde sape nak tgk i... tgh siap2 nih... pusing2 tgk kat cermin... sekali nampak le lebam besau kan lengan kesan2 jadik pendekar nih.... alamak... buruk benor... mcm mangsa dera pulak... hmmm... apa lagi, amik selendang satu.. lilit jek... wakakakakak.... kasut pakai heels yg selalu pakai gi keje... handbag pun bwk yg selalu bwk pi keje jugak... ahaks! nanti ler... ada duit lebey, kita gi sopin ya...

it took me 45mins to get to PWTC.. arrived around 8pm... seeing Roberto in a black suit.. wow.. men in black sgtttt... (versi italy laa...) we headed to main entrance... and the liaison officer leads us to our seats... duduk 6th row from front yaaa... gitiewwwwwwww......... erra pun duk tepi2 ujung nun... hehe...

the show is a live telecast at astro kirana.. my niece, Alyaa managed to catch bit of pieces of me on tv.. haha... overall... not as grand as i thought it would be... being so called international event, i was expecting more of our celebrities to be present, to give support to our local film industry yg ala2 ni kan... huhu.... the one who came i wud either lead actor... the producer or the director... Dato' Yusof, Sofia Jane, Shuhaimi Baba.. to name a few... Malika Sherawat and Melly Goeslow i wud say the special guest of the nite... Tanaka Chie and another Korean actor (seems to be very famous.. recognise the face.. cudn catch the name though... hehe...)

as for performances.. Dato CT and Ning Baizura shines very well :D. The Wushu kids got 5 stars from me... Mamma Mia dancers.... *hiak dish* YOU GUYS WERE TERRIBLE!!! Ladylike, group from Sweden... LADIES, PLEASE HAVE YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN READY, YOU CAN'T SING!!! YOU CAN'T DANCE!!! :P

After show, we had a supper with Kavita Sidhu (Rob's good friend) and Shuhaimi Baba at Pan Pacific Hotel... had a great conversation about Malay film industry and looking forward for Shumi's upcoming movie... *yeaaaa* *still remain secret.. me promise not to say anything* :D came home about 3am... huhu... quite an experience for me... :D Thanks Roberto... i'll be delighted to accompany you again... so funny seeing those eyes looking at me, with a look, "what in the hell the handsome man doing with a girl like that... " hahahahhahaa...........

November 24, 2008

Fatwa on Yoga

Quote from The Star, Sunday 23rd November 2008.

PUTRAJAYA: The National Fatwa council has declared that the yoga practice which involves three elements of physical movements, worshipping and chanting as haram (prohibited) in Islam.

Its chairman Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said although merely doing the physical movements of yoga minus the worshipping and chanting might not be wrong in the eyes of the religion, it should be avoided as “doing one would lead to another”."

Kesimpulan secara simple:
1. Yoga with chanting and worshipping = Haram = Prohibited
2. Yoga without chanting and worshipping = Commercial Yoga = not Haram, but should be avoided

Sekian... Harap Maklum...

November 23, 2008

Bodyjam Theme Classes

Hello readers....

For those of you who:
1. Misses 'old format' of Bodyjam
2. Love to dress-up and make-up and let it 'hancur' at the end of the class (if u get lucky, can win prize hor... :D)
3. Takde date... aka takde boifren/ gelfren... aka berpura2 bz...
4. Ada boifren/ gelfren yg bukan member Fitness First.. (can bring non-member ya...)

then....... I welcome you to Fitness First Bodyjam Theme Classes! :D

SALSA FIESTA Summit (Monday 24th): Anthony + Leonora
SALSA FIESTA Menara Manulife (Tuesday 25th): Azyei + Kok Hoe
HIP HOP GANGSTA Axis (Wednesday 26th): Azyei + Jacqueline
RETRO EXTRAVAGANZA Damansara Uptown (Wednesday 26th): Azyei + Juwita
SALSA FIESTA Klang Bukit Tinggi (Wednesday 26th): Kok Hoe + Anthony
RETRO EXTRAVAGANZA IOI Mall (Thursday 27th): Azyei + Juwita
HIP HOP GANGSTA Maxis (Friday 28th): Stephen + Juwita
HIP HOP GANGSTA Leisure Mall (Friday 28th): Cheryl + Azyei + Leonora
RETRO EXTRAVAGANZA The Curve (Saturday 29th): Ken + Kim + Surprise + Surprise + Surprise! :D :D :D

Come and join in the fun with us.... Again.. you are allowed to bring non-member/s friends and families to the class... Hope to see all of you there....

November 20, 2008

I Wish!

I wish I have someone to wake me up every morning, bath me, put clothes on me and drive me to office... and make sure i reach office before 8.30am!!!!

November 17, 2008

Leo = far from Organized this few moments... :P


never felt so rushing to do so many things at once!
1. do classes.. BJ and muay thai
2. tonnes of work in office..
3. HT things/ newbie clearance keeps re-schedule :P
4. fell in love in this 'pahlawan lebam' thingy... making me making last minute decision... overnite in Malacca over the weekend. Ahaks!
5. plus the 'lubang' on my house door
6. wanna go swimming lesson
7. silat shooting (yg ni menyibuk jek..)
8. blind date? :P ---> cute disaster?
9. AND I WANT TO RE'INTERIOR DESIGNING' MY HUT!!!!! huwaaaaaaaa..........

so many last minute thing... me dun likey.. :P :P :P

November 10, 2008

Yoga = Haram = I don't know....

Fatwa on Yoga..

Every time when it comes to religion... it deemed to become something sensitive... as a Malaysian Muslim, actually I'm grateful to have fellow friends which are not Muslims and yet we respect each other religions very well...Thanks for that... Love y'all... I want to say so many things, and I hope I can make it in one simple blog entry...

Fatwa on Yoga. Definitely, I'm not in an 'educated position' to challenge the National Fatwa Council (NFC) on this matter. Moreover, to make comments which unknowingly can bring 'harm' to my Muslim beliefs. I do Yoga, and I know lots of my Muslims friends who practice it as well. As 'jahil' as I am in this matter, I never thought that what I'm doing could be wrong as I only do it for health purposes... With this fatwa, makes me wonder, "did i do wrong?" "did i do something bad?" well... until NFC decided and explained, i can never sleep well... with this issue as well, makes me more active in 'Google-ing' :D. Found lots of reactions towards this matter.. some are very reasonable and some are very 'emotional'... i won't blame them as that's their personal opinion...

these are my personal opinions:
1. In Islam, not all things we can figure it out by making sense of it. 'Unknowingly' (again..), we might give comments which contradict to our belief. Eg: Yoga, I thought it's okay as it gives us health benefit (my logical sense). But I never thought that 'certain areas' in Yoga could be 'unIslamic'. Again, let's wait for NFC, as they are more 'educated' in this. That's a 'FACT' that i have to accept.
2. Bad reaction comes when I feel 'dissatisfaction'. This Fatwa Yoga, if NFC were to declare it 'Haram'.. then NFC owes Muslims a longggggggggggg explanation on the WHYs.... Not for debate, but to educate me why is wrong... So I'll understand... i'm waitinggggggg.......

below... is one of a 'personal opinion' of a Muslim Yoga Instructor in Malaysia, posted in The Star... I partially agrees on the council monitoring the Yoga centers... but if the Fatwa rules it 'Haram'.. then it is 'Haram'... NO COMPROMY! again, we can't rebut it in a logical way when it comes to religion... the council definitely knows better than us... if it's 'Haram', then I am obliged to repent on this matter and it goes to others as well...

Monitor yoga centres
AS a renown yoga personality in Malaysia, I feel compelled to voice my personal opinion as a Muslim yoga advocate, practitioner and instructor while praying for a positive decision by the National Fatwa Council (NFC) with regards to the issue of fatwa on yoga.
From the age of 13 to 17, I suffered chronically from asthma, requiring bi-weekly visits to the hospital for treatment. The disease subsequently inhibited me from participating in physical activities and sports.
After my introduction to yoga at the age of 18, I have not experienced a single asthma attack.
In April this year, I was diagnosed with kidney stone and was advised to undergo laser treatment, which I had to postpone due to my commitment to participate in a four-day yoga and fitness event in Shanghai organised by the biggest sports brand in the world.
While there, I was privileged to meet a Hollywood yoga celebrity who had personally trained the likes of Steffi Graf (ex-tennis champion) and Laila Ali (boxer and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali).
She taught me a yoga position to eradicate the pain I was suffering at the time. Once home, I sought treatment for my condition and to my surprise, the stone had miraculously disappeared.
In the eight years of operating a yoga studio, I have received hundreds of positive comments from my students, especially the elderly on lessening joint and back pains as well as an end to period pains by the female practitioners after a few months practising yoga. Wallahualam.
There are too many advantages of yoga which is closely related to physical disciplines and breathing techniques that it will be a colossal loss to the people in this country should it be deemed haram.
The concept of yoga allows the participation of even newborns to elderly and can be practised for free. It does not necessitate one to deviate from the teachings of Islam as long as the intention is health.
I honestly believe as His servants, it is our obligation to safeguard the wellbeing of our health and with our knowledge entwined with faith (Iman), we are able to judge and differentiate the good from the wrong.
To impose a total ban on yoga is to blatantly reject the effectiveness and importance of physical exercise while shutting our eyes and deafening our ears to the findings of scientists as well as the recommendations of medical practitioners citing yoga as the most complete and effective alternative medication ever documented.
If it is the will of God to grant the NFC in coming to its decision to allow the continued practice of yoga, I would like to propose some measures to ensure the issue of deviation from Islamic teachings never resurfaces:
Firstly, as a Muslim yoga entrepreneur, I welcome the monitoring by Jakim on all yoga centres throughout the country and to identify centres conducting elements of yoga teachings that may deviate from Islamic principles and make it known to public so that Muslim yoga practitioners can avoid such centres.
Secondly, introduction of halal certification by Jakim to centres conducting yoga classes as well as the setting up of a hotline facility as an avenue for complaints against suspicious yoga centres.
NINIE AHMAD, Publisher and editor of Hati Yoga.

November 5, 2008

My 29th Birthday....

My family sent me a bouquet of flowers and a chocolate cake to the office.... hehe... everybody is saying.. "wah... what a nice boyfriend!!" chetttttttttt....... i don't have any boyfriend.... and of course my family is muchhhhhh moreee nicer than a boyfriend okkkk...... eheh... (emo di birthday sendirik..)... with the flowers... i received two postages as well.. birthday cards from my sis, my mom and my dad... attached with it these letters:

Our beloved daughter Yoe,

Each time you celebrate your birthday, we know we miss you ever very much. Distance always keeps us apart, but sweet memories of you are always in our hearts and they forever bloom with their scented prayers to want you to be always with us. Right now we do feel your presence very much. The more we think and love you, the more we miss and miss you. With every thought of you, we pray for your every success and everything you want yourself.

Happy Birthday our BELOVED daughter and may Allah bless and guide you

Yours affectionately,
Lid & mak

My dearest Yoe,

I know Lid can write what we both feel better than I do, so I let him do it. As I need what he says on our behalf tears of mixed feelings swell in my heart. I love you and I miss you ever so much that there's no day in my life passed without me thinking of you and imagining what you are doing in KL in your house, on the way to the office, to gym and back home etc... Once again Happy Birthday from us and the rest of the family.

Yours ever loving,

*cry cry cry*

November 2, 2008

Pigeon hole

A question. How many times do you check your pigeon hole? :D

For me, errr... hmmmm.... close eyes, open eyes, close eyes, open eyes... it has been 5 months!!!!!!! hauhauhauaaaa..... yep.. i didn't check my mail from May until last nite.... u wanna know what's inside? tadaaaaaaa............

hehe... that's my mail for the whole 5 months... CC, bills, rubbish (yep.. got 1 chocolate 'casing' hehe).... no tepon ah long pun ada, from mcm2 'organization'... and all sorts of advertisement..... i want to put up pic after the massive reading/ scanning the letters but i could not get an angle without showing my name and house add... very the dangerous....

why i didn't check it? lotss of reasonsss... 2 mains are:
1. Malassssss....
2. I lost the padlock key :) or i could not find it.. (lost la tuh kan...) how i managed to open it this time? ehemmm... kata dah jadik pendekar kan... i sentap je kunci tuh... heheheh... terbukak terus (sbb dia kecik and dah karat2.. so senang terbukak kut...) it reminds me to use bigger padlock la hor next time....

how do i pay bills if i don't know the amount?
1. Electric + water = average... so i always pay RM50 per month for electric, and RM15 for water... :)
2. Astro/ Insurance = auto debit from my CC
3. MPSJ/ Streamyx = coz it's constant, MPSJ RM147 every 6 months and Streamyx RM77+RM30 (sewa line.. :P) every month...
4. Maxis mobile... = statement by email.. so Maybank2u lah.. opps... now it's HSBC-2u... eheh
5. CC payment... heheh... HSBC and Maybank can be viewed from online banking.. so i dun need the statement.. Eon bank/ MBF/ Alliance bank.. i only pay when they call to remind that it's already 2 months due... hahah (yup.. i pay the late payment charges.. and i don't mind paying.. :P walaupun i tak kaya...). Citibank CC, i kinda know roughly how much i used it coz that CC is for my business purposes only... (kadang2 tersesat la jugak brg2 nike seketul dua.. huhu)
6. dah abis i think....

talking about CC... owh.. i so fed-up with Citibank customer service officer the other day.... one thing for sure, that lady kena marah ngan i sebab kobodohan system Citibank sendiri...

whole story
last week.. got one call... asking whether i've received the new Gold Visa Card... dalam hati, kalau ada pun, confirm aku tak tau.. dah tak pernah check surat kan... hehe.. then i asked why, coz i din ask to upgrade nor ask for a different card.. then she said the Ready Cash Card will no longer be valid until end of the year.. so that one is a replacement.. fine enough la kan... so i said.. "nope.. nothing... but i have one reminder to pick up pos laju postage.. it shud be it i think" and she answered, yes it shud be coz she sent it to my house add.. do give Citibank a call back once i've picked it up... fine enuf...

i pun pegilah amik... tup tup... HSBC card rupanya... never mind lah.. if takde then i senyap lah sampai they call me back.. until i wanna write the cheque to pay the citibank CC.. i thot.. opps.. if card baru, then it wud be diff no la kan.. so, i'm not sure.. to be on the safe side, i've called the main customer service number.. press 1 for english... bla bla bla.. i went straight away to 'speak to our customer service officer'.. bla bla bla... dia kata pakai je no lama, end of the year baru tukar... then, dah alang2 tepon i tanya la pasal kad yg diorg dah hantar tapi i tak receive.. dia kata in records, dah hantar, to the office add!!! darah i dah nak naik dah... dulu kata home add, ni opis add lak... i said, if dkt opis, i din receive anything...

Citibank officer (Ms X): owh.. u shud have received it coz it was sent on 15th September
Me: What?? nope.. i didn't receive any...
Ms X: But it stated in the system the card already been sent..
Me: Ya lar.. that's your system... but my brain didn't recall anything regarding signing any paper acknowledge receipt of the CC. Can you just send another card then?
Ms X: owh.. we cannot do that Maam.. coz the promo for the Gold Card is over... moreover, the card has already been issued and accepted by you...
Me: I don't really want to know about your promo... but, if u want me to still use the CC, gimme a new one... by the way, can you fax me the acknowledgement of receipt of that CC? coz i'm sure CC will never be sent by normal post...
Ms X: No Maam.. we can't do that.. there's no way i can track that doc for you...
(she wants to say sumtin else.. but i dah naik darah...)

Me: What the F * * *... (yep.. i mmg pakai word tu yaaaaa) u 'accused' me of having that card, and yet you dare not show me the prove!! i never ask for the card at the 1st place...
Ms X: (ntah apa dah dia membebel.. sory maam.. bla bla bla... i dah tak dgr apa dia ckp... sbb dah bengang gilerrr..)
Me: Ms X, shut-up.. i don't want to hear anything... u go back and check the system or whomever person-in-charge... make sure... nobody calls me asking whether i have received the card! coz i didn't! full stop!

(then i hang-up the fon...)

Confused:.. hantar dkt home add ke ofis add...

anyway.. after busting my own pigeon hole.. rupanya ada yaaaaaa...... CC baru......... hantar pakai normal post rupanyaaaaaaaaaa....... mangkuk hayun... akan ku tepon lagi besok... kalo kena budak yg sama... abis lah budak tuh...

Summary of incidents:
1. Citibank system bodoh... buat lain, dlm system lain... dah budak tu yg kena..
2. Check lah surat-menyurat anda at least seminggu sekali.. heeeeeeeeeeeee.....