The Other Poker Face Soraya

I don't care what you think of me, I wasn't born to please you. oh.. and Happy Reading :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Road Trip: Journey to the North of Queensland

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Road Trip to La La Land

Please take note that my fingers not going to tap anything on keyboard starting from 22nd till 25th of April cause we're all going for a horlicks-Day! yeay yeay! Easter Break is approaching vroom vroom fast and me with good friends of mine have been debating on where when to do (okay, not exactly debating, we were just discussing in the most appropriate manner.. wink!). Therefore, after some so-called 'discussion', we decided to spend our Easter Break enjoying an age old Australian university student tradition... 

taking a ROAD TRIP!

This time around we are heading to Hervey Bay (299km from Brisbane). It's going to be a cheap holiday cause we eagerly want to experience student's style of holiday. And yes specifically we don't want to just sit around campus and room doing homework. Not that we've never experienced it before. Last year during easter break, we've went to New South Wales. We drove (yes .. including me.. jangan buat pengsan terkejut tak percaya ye.. hehehe ) from Brisbane and it takes us 398 km to safely arrived at Coffs Harbour (NSW). 

I put loads of sugar for this trip as the trip itself is the reason for the fantabulous vacation. Without doubt, we are going to make stops along the way and hopefully along the way, we are going to experience the best moments in life. What I like about traveling is .. it makes me understand myself better, and I can actually feel the bound between the wide world and my inner self. Simply amazing. 

   “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb

(Hurm.. I'm going to make another post about traveling .. one fine perfect sweet day with birds singing and shout side by side and give me the exact magical moment that inspires me to write, or simply put.. when i have time. Goodness cik yaya, what an excuse!  ;)

till we meet again....
 Light of step, Glad of Heart.

Awesome Event Planner, 
Cik Yaya

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A day @ the museum sheesh the stress away!

I'm capable of having brain panic attack whenever I've been stuck up with load of assignments. As much as i want to believe that I AM a multitasker, the truth is .. yes i am =) . It's just that I cant be selfish and utterly persecute my dear self when it comes to 3 assignments, 1 thesis. I just love my dear self too much. urghhh.. Yes I'm a master student, but I'm not a master in torturing myself. uhuk uhuk.

One thing bout me, cause I'm in LURVEEEE with myself sooo much, I LURVEEE to reward myself too. If let say, I managed to study non stop for 2hours without even have this cruel intention to open facebook and stalk my frenemies.. I will ting a ling ling ring ling myself. Subsequently, (pergh, selalu pakai ayat ni dalam thesis) hahaah.. okey, one fine beautiful day, heard the birds singing their morning song side by side while me on my bed, stretching out  my legs and peacefully humming Bruno Mars' song, 'Lazy'

Hurm... tak boleh jadi nih. As usual i'll feel guilty towards myself if there's no productive activities going on. As much as I want to lay and stay on my comfort zone, I know I hv to get up and recharge my energy batt and synchronize with motivation and drive. Yes, Cik Yaya, gambatee! Where should I go, at 10am in the morning...thinking, rejuvenating, bathing, yawning.. 

An apple a day keeps the doctor away..
oh, have you ever heard of .....
"A day at the museum sheesh the stress away"
Well.. you should try it !

* Thanks Lauren sweetie for accompanying  me to the museum even though i can see clearly you dont really like it hahaha.. Partypeople to Museumpeople.. na ahh ....*

Queensland Museum at Southbank
What was my agenda again? oh yes... kosongkan  minda, jangan berfikir... tengok je and enjoy. what i like about the museum was I can snap photos, I can walk directly up to all exhibits without any crowds surrounding me and  without any security barriers blocking my view. well yeah, there were some arts that made me think 'what the eff.. fuyooo.. urgh.. and what was that again?' but since my aim was to chill and loosen up, so what the fish.. 

                                      colorful trash bags

                            Display of silent players photographs 

Awww... Cutie pie!

Illusion..My favourite =)

I've spent almost 10minutes for this thing. Mesmerized!

And this parking lot tooo.. :)

Lauren's personal favourite =)

Spent almost 2hours with Lauren in the museum . Even though I'm not really into artsy fartsy thingy but I don't mind doing and having one once in a while and I must say that yes, it has expanded my knowledge and my imagination. No, it's not beyond amazing, but it's nice. urm, hope in near future, i'll have this kind of opportunity again). Well, I've spotted that the next exhibition will be about 'The way we rock' with rockstar playing his quitar  (of course in light of current situation).  so yes, guess I'll be seeing you again 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Beautiful Night with Beautiful People

Nearly cancel it  (and thank God i didnt) cause after 3days of battle plan for the exam (durh, really, me? study?)  all i wanna do is have a nice massage, bubble tea, indulge in chocolate until i cant hold it anymore ( or because i feel guilty to my body cause eat loads).


anyway anyhow me and the rest of the gankers went to South Bank to celebrate one of our friends birthday (Happy Glorious Birthday JAJA!=) and  the main mission: to gather peeps around the table to have nice dinner and to have conversation bout food, beauty and life. yeah sounds pretty obvious eh? we had dinner at Turkish Restaurant called 'Mado'. 

It's just 10mins walk (well around 20mins if you keep on stopping for posing and snapping photos) from the Southbank citycat. We had reservation around 8pm. We were seated promptly and everybody was busy chatting and updating each otha with news and stuff. But then.. no food. tapping, clicking, while not so patiently waiting to savor the foods. pernah dengar orang tukar jadi monster tak bila lapar? Well i almost turned into one.huhhhhh...

It's a tradition for any Turkish restaurants here to attract their customers by having this bootylicious show (or what i would love to call as boobieslicious). 

Quick but i believe it's a new info:

'Belly dancing is very ancient in that part of the world that is now Turkey. Belly dance was preserved during the Middle Ages in the harems of the Ottoman Empire and the social dances of everyday people. Turkish belly dancing has been strongly influenced by the Romani (Gypsy) people as well as influences from ancient Goddess worshipping cultures'.

I really cant take my eyes off of her boobs (cause remind me of burger ramly.. special double one) while that girl performing her exotic belly dancing show.
Eh dont poke me lah. I was starving, what am i supposed to imagine? heheeh.. Three million years later, the meals finally arrived! phew!

We finished the meals around 11pm. and it's time to blow off the candle yeay! Happy Birthday jaja darling. Hope you will have a blast on your birthday =)

We killed the night by taking photos, hugging each other, smiling and laughing.. ahhh what a wonderful moment ( and glad i captured it) with a beautiful moon shining down towards our way back to the city cat. And obviously of course it's a must to have the camwhoring session among us. Scroll down.. yeah.. slowly but surely ;p

It might sound a bit selfish but I believe I am perfectly capable of enjoying myself alone. But whatever degree that selfishness might takes place, deep down inside... I really love being attached with true friends and get steady on my feet in a comforting net. Hurm and surprisingly ..out of the blue moon, while typing this.. I just cant stop myself from humming this song...

It’s a beautiful night,
We’re looking for something dumb to do.
Hey baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

Is it the look in your eyes,
Or is it this dancing juice?
Who cares baby,
I think I wanna marry you.

 Can you hear the wedding bells? Can you? Nahhhhhh..not anytime soon ;p

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Passion with Foodies =)

Makan suka saya ..Err.. Maksud saya, saya suka makan hekhekhekhek

I love to eat for obvious reason. I mean who doesn't? Unless you can't eat it because your bf thinks you are fat (which is ridiculous, please slap him for me will ya?) or maybe you want to look and feelingfeeling like a model (yes sistah, with your eyes painted black, you and panda .. no difference) or maybe you want to look stunning and gorgeous on your wedding day ..

But am not blaming them as me facing the same problem as well. I cant eat without feeling guilty to myself. It's like I've betrayed myself for eating a lot. then I will try to cut down the calories, and will boost up my exercise regime ( and hope can trick my cells into burning more fat) and will weigh myself every 5hours.

Hurm, i remembered my doctor once told me that: (eceh my doctor konon, macam kaya je ada personal doctor, no lah, i went for a medical check up and ask for his advice regarding how to stay healthy)

Just eat all you want, Enjoy your life and 
Be happy, While you can...

come to think of it, I think he's right :)

So, Chop Chop! I want to share my passion with food ( which began more than 20years ago when i was meh share share meh...

           Giant Curry Puff with vanilla ice cream & banana slice inside. 
                                     Telan air liur bebanyak yer. 

Ini namanya nasi lemak berfrench fries topping with bega melting cheese

Walawei, menate gapo dio nih... Kawe pun dok tahu.. This is yummyslurpeelicious OySterS. My fav exotic food for long long long time. Had this at Japanese Restaurant, Adelaide Australia but heyaheya, can simply get it at RedBox TheCurve. They serve Oysters yeah!

                                           FuyyooOOoo Burger Ramly !

                                 Mee Goreng Basah cili lebih tak mau taugeh 

Can't stand this anymore! I really cant... It's SooOOooOO Tempting. Yes, looks can be deceiving but not this look! Okey guys, later!! (sambil lari lari manja pegi mamak sebelah, err.. sejak bila Brisbane got Mamak?)