Thursday, April 29, 2010


Aaahhh, okay. So I just changed my URL yesterday and posted the new one in my previous post. ;P Oh, saw the Oprah Moments (or something like that) on the TV yesterday and was mesmerised just like the first time when I saw Celine Dion singing duet with Charice Pempengco on Because You Loved Me. I remember watching the video on YT few months back and was stunned by the super powerful voice Charice has. Then, out of boredom, I explored the entire YT, well, mostly, the whole night for her singing videos. And my, this girl just wow-ed everyone. She really brought down the house. It's so lovely to see how Oprah fulfilled her dreams to meet and sing with Celine, her ultimate idol. And I did cry for her mind-blowing performance. She sang with so much passion and with her whole heart and soul for her mother, no wonder she received a standing ovation from the crowd. :)

Oh, then I watched some of her interviews and was shocked to know how miserable her life was, I mean, before becoming famous through YT. Her dad went back home one day drunk (I think, can't remember ;P) and was wild and aggressive, almost shot her mom in the head. Thank God, He saved both mom and daughter and Charice's brother, Carl from the father and they had to go through a tough life for the next few years just to survive. Plus, having to turn a deaf ear against all the negative comments thrown at her would be so hurtful for Charice and her mother, her mentor especially at a relatively young age. Thank God, she now stays in LA more often than in her home country. The people around the world appreciate her talent better than that of her own country. Oh, what am I talking about? Perhaps y'all have known this long time back. ;P And I was the one missing out on a great great stuff, the next big thing in the world. Lol. But better late than never. Charice has now got herself a new fan! A new Chaster! Yep. Though she's just a year younger than me. Hehe. And oh, her first international album is releasing this May 11, just heard three songs from the album, 'Pyramid', 'Note to God', and 'In This Song'. David Foster did a great job. Love em all. :D

But I admire her though. ;P She has appeared on so many international TV shows such as the Ellen Degeneres show, the Oprah Winfrey show for 4-5 times, Good Morning America, and lots more and has even performed/met with so many big stars including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Deborah, Andrea Bocelli, Iyaz, Super Junior, SNSD, Paris Hilton, David Archuleta, oh David Foster, Josh Groban and lots more I can't really recall the names. xP Just a long list to show you how far she has gotten since she was discovered on YT at the age of 13. Hmm. The most sincere singer I think there ever is. True what David Foster said, one's painful experience breeds the star quality in one's self.

p/s: Am worried for my mom's health. She inherits blood pressure from my grandma and just now she looked feeble coz the BP rised and now my dad has taken her to the clinic for a check-up. Who knows if one of us, me or my sister, inherit the disease too, that can cause death? -.-" <----- New link ;P

Ohhh, in case you guys can't open my blog, it's coz I just changed the URL. ;P Will post something new later. x)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Special Entry

Hey all!! Haha. Finally, finally my blog is alive again. What can I say? I just love my blog though it's left with no updates in the past few weeks. ;P Oh, how does my new blog template look like? Loving it to every bit! xD This time, I thought of giving it a darker feel. Hehe. After searching for 'Mr. Right' for hours and days, yea, you heard me, DAYS, finally I zeroed in on this theme. x) Few days ago, I stumbled upon this one sentence from a blog. "Why do you create a blog if you're too lazy to update it?" DUSH. Right in my face. Hahaha. Plus, now my bestie, Dila has created her own blog and she keeps forcing me to update so I think I've got back my blogging spirit. Wuahahaha. xP

Have I mentioned SRK has joined Twitter?? And it has been a complete 116 days since his first tweet on Jan. 2nd. (my best New Year gift ever and a splendid way to start 2010 with!!! xD)

"hi everyone. being extremely shy i never thought i would be here. but my friend @kjohar25 insisted that i should learn to share my life."

He is the first B-town celebrity ever to gather approx. 18,000+ followers in 24 hours and he's the MOST followed Bollywood celebrity till date, having overtaken Priyanka Chopra who gathered 200,000+ in a year. Hehe. See the difference?? ;D Just a coupla days before, me and my fellow Tweeple (oh we got lotsa name for these Twitterers ;P) celebrated you-know-who's success for crossing the 300,000 followers mark and now he got himself as many as 307,058 followers. ;D Sorry your eyes gotta play with numbers. You know I can never stop whenever I talk about him. Teehee xD And oh, he tweets everyday, usually around 4.30 am in the morning Malaysian time so you can definitely guess I wake up very early each morning to tweet him. But of course before that I do my assignments or revision. (;P) You ought to know this man, not as an actor, but as a human being because what attracts me the most about him is his personality, character, and philosophies in life. Well, of course, aside from his cute, good looks, charm, gorgeousness, wittiness, intelligence, and sense of humor. Hehe. Personally, I love him more as SRK the man than SRK the actor. x)

*Please don't ask me whether he's the real one or a fake on Twitter because he IS the real one. Woh asli hai. His account is already verified. x)

Oh, coming to the core, this entry is indeed special because I'm gonna talk about something not everyone has the privilege to witness this themselves. Even me, as yet. :) Have you heard about 'Sejadah berdiri?' Yea. The thing that some of the people believe in, but at the same time it triggers curiosity of its truth. This whole thing started to make headlines I think a coupla years back but it was very rare at that point of time for most of the people to be convinced by the news. Where a prayer mat can stand on its own. Not literally, but forming a shape where we perhaps thought that some string has been tied on the mat that it can stand on its own. (Maybe stand isn't the right word. ;P) Okay so later come few more news about the same thing and somewhere down the line, I knew some of them are true if not all. Because I believe in Allah's power. He is the Most Almighty and this was perhaps His sign to remind us to stick to the right path, His path. But somehow some made a joke out of it.

Okay, so yesterday my mom asked me to take a look at a pic in her laptop. And so I went. Yep. Got some kinda eerie feeling about the pic. Went back to her. Told her that I've seen few of that kinda same pics on the net. But then she exclaimed. "Ni kat rumah kak shitahla!" Gosh. O.O =O My heart skipped a huge beat! A prayer mat that stood on its own and I definitely recognize that spot in my cousin's house. Here's the picture.

I quickly took a second look and examined the pic in my mom's phone. SubhanAllah... Oh my God, this really scared the hell outta me!!! This is NO f**king joke I tell ya! =O I mean, just now, I just Google-d on the net for the same pics. But most of them don't have the same position or shape or whatever it is like this one! And they all look the same with each other. This is SO different. If you study the pic carefully, just look at it. Take a close, long look. It takes the shape of someone sitting in the 'Tahiyat akhir' position, performing solat. And definitely in the direction of the Qiblat! =O And there was nothing inside the mat. I mean, a kid or whoever might be. I still feel something, perhaps of horror, every time I look at this pic, even till now. The first to notice the prayer mat in that position was my cousin, fondly called as kak shitah. This was at the area in the front living room, where my uncle used to perform solat. Kak shitah was passing by and saw that the prayer mat was a little bit high in position if you think it was on the floor. And when she finally saw it, she was numbed. She was speechless, fear-stricken, and certainly full of curiosity. She said it was surreal but she and even her brother were scared to leave the mat that way. Then she sat down on a nearby couch. Her father was there, sleeping. She didn't want to wake him up so she called her mother. And as soon as the whole house found out, they knew that this was something bizarre and straightly informed us, cousins. My uncle's brother who is pious himself, was called to the house and he touched the mat to know if the mat's soft or the opposite and it's soft. So there's no way someone would play a prank and tie a string or thread on the mat to the fan on the ceiling. It's so impossible. I mean, the shape or figure it took was so perfect. This odd phenomenon happened at around 3 pm on Sunday, and the prayer mat stayed that way till midnight, when my uncle decided to bring the mat out of its form. (Pardon my English. -.-)

And so family by family came to my cousin's house till night to witness the phenomenon. This was something I think we should regard as a reminder from Allah, that we should never forget, whether intentionally or otherwise, to pray, to perform solat, to worship only Him, because solat is the pillar of Islam. Now, if only I went back to kampung on that weekend, we would surely get to witness this wonder of Allah right in front of us. You know, one will only truly believe it when it happens to you or your family. And now, every time azan, the call to prayer is heard, I will look at this pic because it brings a sense of repentance and fear. :) And yea, I did ask my cousin to record a video.

So, what do you think is the moral of the story? :)

[Tuesday, April 27, 2:21 am]