Friday, February 29, 2008

Matt Damon vs Ben Affleck on Jimmy Kimmel

Jim & I first saw this first clip on Jimmy Kimmel show a few weeks ago. Just a little background, Sarah Silverman is a comedian and she & Kimmel have been dating for several years now. As a joke to Kimmel, she did this video with Matt Damon below....


Well, last week Jimmy Kimmel got his revenge with this video... I thought these two video were hilarious!!!


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Anniversary Yon & Syarah


My favorite colors

Black had always been my favorite color and most of my things are black. From time to time I do favor other colors though black remains my basic color.

From my early childhood to about my early grade school years I loved pink. Everything I owned had to have pink in it. I think every girl loves pink.

Going into high school.. The first couple of year I still loved pink. Lucky for me coz pink was the "it" color at that time that even the guys were also wearing pink..he he he. Into my 3rd year in high school I started wearing black too. I didn't really enjoy my time in high school so I think I wore a lot of black to match my mood then.

After high school and while I was in Holland, tulips became my favorite flower (and still is to this day) especially the yellow ones. So everything I have at that time was black with splashes of yellow or "orangy". Even then, black remains my color of choice.

Back to Malaysia after my little stint in Holland, I went to community college in Kuantan. I really enjoyed my time there so I wore more colorful stuff though black still remained my favorite color.

Ever since I live here in the US, my colors have been black and purple. Everything is either black or purple or a combination of both. Purple pen, purple ruler, purple & black calculator etc. I've had purple and/or black stuff for so long that I figure I'll most likely stick to those colors now. Well, I made a discovery today...

This morning as I was getting ready for work, I was in our closet trying to decide what I want to wear when I realized that my "it" color now is red. I just noticed that lots of my clothes are a variation of the color red. I thought it was rather interesting since I never really consciously buy anything red. Of course, black still make an appearance in most of my stuff.

As you notice, my choice of colors tend to reflex my "moods" so I am wondering what red means....

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jigsaw Puzzle

I am addicted!!! Absolutely addicted... Hopeless, absolutely, positively addicted... to jigsaw puzzle!!! My aunt and cousin got me hooked up on this jigsaw puzzle game on Facebook called "Puzzle Bee". Every free time I have now is spent solving those darn puzzles!!!

Well, gotta cut this short... need to get back to my puzzles...

Puzzle, puzzle, puzzle... need to solve more puzzle.....

Aunty Duya & Azli... I blame both of you for this!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Adventure at Golden Corral

We had lunch at the Golden Corral near my house today to celebrate my brother-in-law, Frank's, birthday. It is a buffet style restaurant so of course we ate too much, especially yours truly..he he he. We all had fun and here are some pics I took at the restaurant...Jim couldn't make it since he wasn't feeling well.

Mom & Chris

Birthday boy, Frank

Dad & yours truly

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Frank

Happy birthday to my brother-in-law, Frank who is celebrating his 41st today. We'll see you at the Golden Corral tomorrow afternoon, Frank!! ;-)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

9 Words Women Use

A good friend of mine emailed me this today. In the current mood that I am in right now, I thought it would be appropriate if I pass this along....

1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with "nothing" usually end in "fine".

4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Dont' Do It!

5. Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonder why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing).

6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. This is true, unless she says "Thanks a lot" - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thank you at all. DO NOT say "you're welcome" ... that will bring on a "whatever".

8. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying ____ YOU!

9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?". For the woman's response refer to #3.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

3's About Me...

Tagged again...this time by Jim

3's About Me!

1. Three jobs I have had in my life: Financial Controller, Senior Teller, Personal Financial Representative

2. Three movies I would watch over and over: Harry Potter & (insert any of the movies here), Four Weddings & a Funeral, While You Were Sleeping

3. Three places I have lived: USA, Malaysia, The Netherlands

4. Three shows that I watch: Lost, The Office, Grey's Anatomy

5. Three places I have been: England, Italy, Switzerland

6. Three people who e-mail me regularly: Jim, Wan Chik, Melissa

7. Three of my favorite foods: Nasi lemak, satay, curry noodle soup

8. Three places I'd rather be right now: Malaysia, in bed, on the beach somewhere

9. Three friends I think will respond: Wan Chik, Nin, Sofia

10. Three things I am looking forward to this year: a new niece or nephew, vacation in Malaysia, some peace and quiet

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Last King of Scotland

Jim & I finally saw this movie last night. It's about Idi Amin, the deposed dictator of Uganda. The movie was very good. It starred Forest Whitaker and James McAvoy.

Forest Whitaker played Idi Amin and James McAvoy was his personal physician. Although Idi Amin was a true person, the character of Dr Nicholas Garrigan (McAvoy) was fictional. The movie was seen thru the "eyes" of Dr Garrigan. Good movie, watch it if you can.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Yon

Happy Birthday to my little brother, Yon (Raja Lyon Ariff), who celebrated his 34th today.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Wan Nyah

Happy Birthday to my aunt, Wan Nyah (Raja Zaharira) who is celebrating her 60th today!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

My Favorite Movies

These are my 5 all time favorite movies (they are not in any particular order). As you may notice 3 out of the 5 are Hugh Grant movies. I have to say that he is not one of my favorite actors but he happens to be in 3 of my favorite movies. Of course, my other favorite movies are the Harry Potter series...which I think have become my obsession he he he

Title: Four Weddings & a Funeral

Cast: Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas

Plot Outline: This film follows the fortunes of Charles (Hugh Grant) and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thnks he's found "Miss Right" in Carrie (Andie MacDowell), an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friens and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.

Title: Nine Months

Cast: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams

Plot Outline: Samuel Faulkner (Hugh Grant) panics when he learns that his girlfriend of 5 years, Rebecca Taylor (Julianne Moore), is pregnant. Samuel is a child psychiatrist who is frustrated by children. Samuel doesn't want the baby, but Rebecca wants to settle down, even if she has to be a single mother. After a breakup and a makeover by Samual's friend Sean (Jeff Goldblum), he realizes that he loves Rebecca very much, and he will his child. Samuel proposes to Rebecca, and learns to love his child and life.

Title: Notting Hill

Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant

Plot Outline: Every man's dream comes true for William Thacker (Huggh Grant) , successless Notting Hill bookstore owner, when Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), the world's most beautiful woman and best-liked actress, enters this shop.

Title: While You Were Sleeping

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden

Plot Outline: Lucy's (Sandra Bullock) life consists of constant loneliness that is until she saves Peter's (Peter Gallagher) life. Now she is part of his family, and with a strong heart and fate on her side, others begin to realize what a terrific person she is, especially Jack (Bill Pullman), Peter's brother. an extraordinary true to life sequence of events begin to take place as Lucy and Jack become closer and learn more about each other and themselves than one would ever expect from such coincidental, yet believable events.

Title: You Got Mail

Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Dave Chappalle

Plot Outline: Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), owner of a little and famous bookstore for children's books, has an affair. Being together with Frank Navasky (Greg Kinnear), a well known journalist, she betrays him by emailing secretly and anonymously with a man whom she met in a chat room. Suddenly, her business gets endangered by the opening of Fox Books discount store just "around the corner". She meets Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), son of the owner, and soon gets annoyed by his arrogant way of managing business matters. Although getting advice by her anonymous mail-pal, she has to close down her store. But Joe Fox's life suddently gets out of control when he learns that his anonymous mail-pal is nobody other than Kathleen Kelly.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Giants Win!!!

The Giants win! The Giants win! The Giants win! Enough said..... ;-)

p/s Sorry la Hafidz and Abg Firdaus...better luck next year ;-)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ghost Rider

I wasn't feeling so great when I went to bed last night. I think I'm catching whatever that is being spread around the office. Needless to say, I had a restless night.

I had borrowed this DVD from one of my colleage last week and haven't had a chance to watch. So, at about 3am this morning and after tossing and turning in bed, I decided to watch it with my boy Sammy.

The movie was okay. Nicholas Cage plays the character Johnny Blaze who during the day is a stunt cyclist and at night is the Ghost Rider. It is based on a Marvel Comic character. There are a few famous actors in the movie; Peter Fonda, Wes Bentley, Sam Elliot & Eva Mendes.

At this point, I am not sure if I like the movie or not. Mainly, due to the fact that I was hacking up a storm while watching the movie that I didn't really concentrate on what was going on. So, you guys decide on your own okay.

I am off to bed to sleep off this pounding headache...bye

Friday, February 1, 2008

Super Bowl XLII


This year The Super Bowl is being held at the University of Phoenix Stadium here in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 3 between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.

Who are Jim & I rooting for?... Well, we don't really care who wins since our team is the Chicago Bears (they lost against the Indiana Colts in last year's SuperBowl). Though we are not picking side, I would like to see the Giants win. Everyone is saying that the Patriots are going to win since they went 16-0 during the regular season. And of course, Tom Brady had been in 3 SuperBowls and won all 3. I just like to root for the underdog. Furthermore, the Giants quarterback is Eli Manning who is the younger brother to Peyton Manning who plays for the Colts and won the SuperBowl last year.

We are going over to my in-law's house on Sunday to watch the game as well as celebrate Jim & my father-in-law's birthdays. Of course with the SuperBowl being here, Phoenix and its surrounding area is going to be extra busy and congested this weekend. Luckily, we live on the east side so it won't be as bad as on the west side.

Anyways, what I look forward to most are the ads and not the games...he he he

Oh btw, the FBR Open (golf) is also on this week here in Scottsdale so memang busy ler this area.

Happy Birthday Jim!!

To my best friend, my confidant, my partner, my love...
Hope you have the best birthday today. We love you very much!!!

Love, kisses & licks,
Shirin, Sammy & Tiger