Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We have poster!

FOSS.my 2009 is coming - a little bit of a background story on the little girl.

That's Martha, Nicholas' daughter (of OSCC). She won the OLPC hands down during FOSS.my 2008, beating all other grown ups in a little game for OLPC giveaway. I think she's the youngest audience in the hall. Nice trick Nic, I know you want the OLPC for geek self :p!

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Ketupat palas raya 2009

This year is Penang's turn. Usually main raya dish would be ketupat palas, ketupat nasi, rendang and kuah kacang. And laksa!


When we're tired of ketupats and rendangs, there's gulai ikan mayong.... oooohhh sedapnye!

p/s: I want KFC.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Translation project

Ok so since e-jat, as the Ubuntu-MY president, has been pestering people for the Ubuntu translation project (heh no offense), I clicked on the link provided in his identi.ca post one day. And that brings me to this post's topic.

The translation page.

I've been doing it for a while now, and it's kinda fun(ny) translating English to Malay. I only armed myself with wiki and kamus dewan (go go online dictionary!). One can only wonders how to translate "Headers and Footers" or "Plug and Play" (thanks Eric for the idea haha!). Sometimes I just settle with sentences that can make sense, it doesn't have to be translated literally, or word by word. So far I haven't faced any major difficulties yet, only minor setbacks, like I couldn't find the translation for some very techie word in malay but that's ok. I'll leave it to the reviewers muahahaha!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I am exhausted

Main cause: not enough sleep for the past week - took the day off today just to catch up with lots and lots zzzzz. I noticed that I've missed alot of social gathering lately. That's bad.

Anyway, went out today to do last minute raya shopping for parents and brothers (I had to or else). Got myself a nice pair of red/maroon baju kurung. Got my red shoes fixed. It's starting to dawn on me how much red is in my life (I have a red bag, red wool jacket, used to have red purse). I like bold colors, but not too striking as I don't like to stand out in the crowd. Somehow red does it for me. I should try some other colors next time, see how I'll like it.

So Muaz is going off to Morocco soon. Instead of winter jackets like I've promised him, I'll give him my current camera since mom already bought him those. Hopefully he'll put it to good use.

On another note, I love men who wears pink shirt! Oh I do. Not those cheap looking pain in the eye pink, the subtle and light and expensive crisp looking pink that makes me want to just go and grab and give him a big hug. Oh the man in pink, can I have a cuddle session with you please?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My homemade burgers

[caption id="attachment_1918" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="6 patties of beef burgers on fire!"]



Yeah it's the second time around. This time, one ingredient is missing - coriander leaves. But all is well, they're still tasty! Beef burgers are dead easy to make. All you need is ground beef, an egg and salt & pepper to taste. That's the base, then you can add anything you want really. Using your hands, shape them into circles, press it down between your hands, and into the pan. You can either fry or grill them, like I did, on medium heat. Well I prefer grill since I love the charred grill marks there.. yum!