Excuses Excuses Excuses!  

Posted by Sue

Sorry for not posting frequently. Do you have time for excuses? If No is your answer, skip to number 6.

  1. I don't have my laptop with me at all times - only during weekends, and that only if my brother comes back from Melaka, and that also depends on when his friend comes back.
  2. I'm enjoying the company of little Amer in the house. Oh, I LOVE the scent of babies!
    [P/S - I love doing my dad's Mamma Mia (repeated kisses) to Amer. I pity Amer for being so adorable and he has to endure every minute with me.]
  3. I have 3-hour classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Short-course thing. I'm studying 'Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Information Technology' and my lecturer is really cool and has this radiance because her baby bump. How cool is that?!!
  4. I had a 4 day cold and fever. I was dead afraid of being infected by AH1N1 (in case you didn't know - it's swine flu; Google it! ) so I quarantined myself on bed with-OUT going ANY-where at all and swallowed a few types of medicine according to the doctor's prescription and I ended up being light-headed and only eat when it is time to take my medicine and sleep most of the time and wake up when I have to take my medicine... When I was awake, I feel like the world is taking a twirl and my eyes went all blurry.
    Now I'm feeling kind of weird. I feel so tired all the time, even after sleeping. So this is what a drug addict feels like? This is what medications give me, so that's why I normally do NOT eat them. I'd just go to the doctor just to know if I'm alright. That's all. *wide innocent grin*
  5. I've just submitted my first assignment. It was late. Really late, because I couldn't get access to the URL my lecturer gave to the whole class. I was the only one who failed to do so, but my assignment was ready to be submitted 2 days ago. (Excuses, again?)
    I asked my friend again for the URL and guess what? I only have to chang its610 to all caps, and I managed to submit my assignment! What a silly mistake... Silly Sue.
  6. I'm sorry for being so lazy to update my blog! T_T
I can't keep up with the time. Gah~ I have 7 reviews on 7 different articles to submit on Monday! NOoooOOoooooooo!!!!!!

E-Shopping Wish List  

Posted by Sue

herkk~ I'm so into shopping online now. I wish I have tons and tons of money to buy these:

  1. Arabian Abaya
    Two options:
    • from Miss Abaya [RM180]
      The site looks inactive for a while - lots of questions from customers are left unanswered. I'll email later to ask about the details on this gorgeous piece:

    • from Maratussolehah Abaya [RM245]
      The length of Abaya that complements my height is 53".Notice the Abaya on the mannequin looks body fitting? They pinned something behind the Abaya. Hmm, I wonder why...Sleeve design options:

  2. Arabian Saree Shawl from Multi Top Shop [RM12 only!]

Beautiful, aren't they? *sigh* too bad I have to really control my spendings right now...
(to be continued... :p )

Would you be so kind to buy them for me? *makes bright sappy eyes*

Beautiful Song  

Posted by Sue

Kris Allen - Falling Slowly

I don't know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can't react
And games that never amount
To more than they're meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You'll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can't go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I'm painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I'll sing along

* Learning the guitars of this song from my younger sister. Now she's teaching me... ;)

Baby Boy Cupcakes  

Posted by Sue

Made this especially for welcoming a new born baby boy into our family. This is my best work on cupcakes, yet!

Awsome, right? ;p

P/S - I really really want to learn how to make fondant & fondant gum. Should I go to decorating classes? Hmm...

A Baby Was Born Today...  

Posted by Sue

... and his name is Amer Zafran. He's a healthy baby boy, born at 8.43 this morning. Before I forgot to mention, his mother is well.

Weight: 3.25kg
Head Circumference: 35cm
Length: 58cm
Yaw, those cheeks! Pipi loyot, hidong peset --- This baby has our family's DNA written all over his face. Haha~

This is my sister's 3rd baby, by the way. I can't believe it, I'm already a proud makcik of 3!

FYP: Decisions.. Decisions..  

Posted by Sue

I have to develop an intelligent system for my final year project. This coming semester I have to make a proposal on my thesis. From the very start, I had trouble on choosing a topic. I'm always like this. Indecisive, because of fear of choosing a wrong choice and forgoing the better choice. Well, I have to sacrifice something, but I have to really think about the choices I have. Their pros and cons...

So, my artificial neural networks lecturer messaged me and asked if I have a supervisor already or not. And he said he has this project title - "Online Thesis Supervision Using Data Mining Technique". And the one I came up with was very vague - "Speech Emotion Recognition Using ____ Technique" (Please fill in the blanks). Haha... I have yet determined a technique to be used for it. *lazy grin*

Well, wish me luck on making a decision on my project title! And that obviously will require a massive amount of RESEARCHING over and OVER again!

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies  

Posted by Sue

3/4 cup fine granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 grade A egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter and egg in a large bowl by hand.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. The dough will be very stiff.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto non-stick tray or on ungreased cookie sheet lined on a tray.
  6. Bake until light brown. The centers will be soft.
  7. Let cool in tray for 1 minute and remove from cookie sheet.

Cookies and Dreams  

Posted by Sue

I made some cookies yesterday. They don't have the looks but they sure got the taste! At least, that's what my Mak said. I intended to give some to my bestfriend as a gift. I promised to give something sweet, to appreciate our friendship with hope that it'll last until the end. So I kept a few aside. I wanted to bake some cupcakes, as well. Kalau murah rezeki, ko dapat la ye... ;)

So, what did I do today? I woke up, cleaned my room. Lunched with Mak, my bro and sis. Then Mak, sis and myself went to KL. Mak bought some cotton fabric for my sis's Baju Kurung. She had very little of them in her wardrobe. We head off to Pertama Complex and I gave them both a treat at KFC. I (heart) KFC and I never got sick of their O.R. Chics. When I'm at the counter, ordering, I'll make sure that I get a snack plate with both parts as thighs. Eating with my hands + a pinch of thigh + some Life's Thai Chili Sauce + equal parts of coleslaw and mashed potatoes =
H E A V E N - O N - E A R T H !


Well, we got home and ever since 8pm, I've done a lot of surfing online shops. It interests me. One day I want to make my own handcrafted stuff and sell them (only if I have the time. huhu~). I've thought of charm bracelets and I'd like to "play" around with beads too, perhaps also to learn how to make silk-ribbon embroidery. I hope those plans are not just new additions to a bunch of silly dreams of mine. haha~

My Studying Necessities  

Posted by Sue

I'm quite meticulous on the condition of my studying area. Currently, I have to really have to study to the extreme for my coming exams because the fact that all six (yes, six [6]) of my final exam papers are all crammed into just 8 days. Hence, I almost do not have gaps between my papers. *sigh sigh sigh*

So, in order to maximise my inputs for my review of all 6 subjects, I need my study area to be tip-top! These are the things I need:

  1. A good typist chair – the most important thing, ever, that I need whenever I study! It’s to prevent back and neck pains during the hours and hours long of studying.
  2. My laptopI'd listen to some classical music while I'm studying. Sometimes I refer to digital notes and past semester exam questions. Also, I’d look through the Internet to find answers I can’t find in books. My notes, assignments and projects are all stored in here. I'd simply DIE without my laptop!
  3. Calendar I need to keep track of assignment/project deadlines and how much time I have left until my next paper during this week.
  4. Abundant of stationeries – I want to be the type of person who’s always prepared, just in case. People still call my pencil case “Poket Doraemon”!
  5. Water bottle – It’s always summer here in Malaysia. But sometimes it gets so hot that I – a native Malaysian – could not bare the heat. So I have to keep a bottle full of water near me and drink plenty of water so that I don’t get dehydrated easily. I also placed a bottle of body lotion nearby my desk. If you can see, it’s on the orange striped box.
  6. Post-its , cue cards and highlighters – essential items to make these cute notes! (The cue cards are actually plain coloured name cards, which I bought at Jusco for just RM4.50.)

  7. A bit of entertainment – sometimes, I play my sunset coloured guitar in order to reduce stress.

So let’s hope I am always in the mood to study.

CGPA is just a number but I know I have the potential of getting 3.50, or perhaps more, when I am at my best! It really gets me when certain things keep holding me back from doing my best. I know blaming the past is not going to make me feel better about my performance this semester. I need to let go of the past and concentrate on the future… I want to achieve my goal, that is to get first class (CGPA 3.50) when I graduate next year, insyaAllah!

About Sue  

Posted by Sue

I go by the name Sue.

I was born and raised watching a simple city in Malaysia grew.

I’m not good at describing my personality but oh heck, I’ll give it a shot:

  • I like to make friends although actually, I’m quite shy around crowds.
  • I usually give people loads of second chances because I am a forgiving person and sometimes, too forgiving that it becomes a weakness of mine.
  • I can still be friends with people who have hurt me badly.
  • I cannot truly hate a person even if everybody think I should. However, I can hate a person’s behaviour, such as egocentricity, self-centeredness.
  • I like to help people, but when there are people who make me feel like I’m being used, I feel so disappointed and discouraged to help them anymore.
  • I am a very lazy when it comes to studying… Believe it or not, I used to be a scorer.
  • I am easily distracted by things I love - eg. guitars.
  • When I feel down, I eat chocolates. When I feel disappointed or heartbroken, I bake.
  • I’m quite a good example of the English idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. But still, I tend to be misunderstood by people. People might see me as an arrogant and self-sufficient person but that is so not true!

I’m not so bad once you get to know me. Every person have their weaknesses, don’t just point out other people’s flaws and forget that we are only human. =D

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