Thursday, February 28, 2013

A good day

How's your day? Is it good? Not so good? Couldn't be better?

Any day can be a good day, even in the most seemingly hopeless circumstance, something good is there. Maybe the good is playing hide and seek with us, if we seek it hard enough, it is sure to be found.

Photo taken from my car while I got stuck in a jam
Took mom for her CT scan yesterday. I got a bit panicky when I had to sign the consent form for the hospital to proceed with the scan. I just prayed in my heart that there will be no complication. She had to be given IV of a contrast material for the scan to work. The material might cause allergy, ranging from rashes to difficulty to breathe.

We waited for our turn for almost 2 1/2 hours. The hospital was crowded that day.

When mom's turn came, I went in with her, as she could not comprehend Malay or English, and none of the staffs on duty could speak Chinese. When she settled down, I went to the waiting area. She was in there for about 15 minutes. When she stepped out from the room, she was shivering as the place was cold...other than that, she was feeling alright. The nurses helped her to clean up and ensure she did not have any allergy reaction. (A patient just before her had asthma attack right after the scan)

Am just glad all is well.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

(A)musing Finds - Optical Illusion

An optical illusion is when the perceived image differs from reality.

3 major optical illusions are literal, physiological & cognitive.

Literal - create images that are different from the objects that make them

Physiological - effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type, eg brightness, colour, size, position, tilt and movement

Cognitive - resulting from unconcious inferences

Do you see the side or front image of a man?

Rabbit? Duck?
Illusions could happen when the individual is able to see an image in its' 3D form even though the image hitting the retina is only two dimensional.

Oh, fun fact 101 - girls can register optical illusions faster and more at ease than boys. :)

Source of text: Wikipedia

Earlier (A)musing Finds:
Water-powered clock
Butter knife

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CNY Ads in Malaysia Part 2

Check out Part 1 here.

The mainstream adverts (a.k.a. commercialised commercials?), there are a few that I found to be different yet meaningul.

First one - an advert by Lions Club Damansara Metro Short Film

Asian/Malaysian/Chinese culture had it that we rarely utterly 'I Love You' to our family, to our parents. Watch this video by Naga DBB to see what they want to hear...

The Chinese celebrates the Lunar New Year over a span of 15 days. Today is the 10th. With few more days to go, how do you plan to celebrate your New Year? To me, personally, the New Year is beyond gatherings to "eat drink and be merry", it is about building and rebuilding relationships with family and friends, with our loved ones, with people who matter to us. 珍惜,惜福·。

Thursday, February 14, 2013


It's Valentine's Day today, time to reveal the gift I got earlier.

A notebook/sketch book - Shayne said I always like to doodle here & there, so she gave me this so that I have a 'permanent' place to house my work. Thanks, Shayne!

Check out the Valentine's bunnies I made... forgot to take a shot of the contents (chocolates!!!) before I gave it out.

Whether or not you celebrate Valentine's Day, I still would like to wish you that your days ahead be filled with love.

And now these three remain ~ faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE. (1 Corinthians 13: 13)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

CNY Ads in Malaysia

First & foremost, today is the eve of Chinese New Year, Happy 除夕, everyone.

CNY ads pull the heart strings at the same time they exuberate warmth. Every year, some big Malaysian corporates & GLCs will have special ads created for the season (have put up some on here).

Which is your fave? Mine is the one from Bernas...

Bernas' 加飯

Petronas' 豆福花

Maybank's 不怕跌倒,才能屹立不倒

A very different take, entertaining and educational is Maxis' series of 爺爺 (grandfather) stories on CNY traditions, some of which:
Keep it sticky

Keep it sweet

Keep it high

More grandpa stories can be found here.

Part 2 soon...keep watching this space.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Wishing all a blessed & prosperous Lunar New Year.


長年u la la~~~