Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Wish List No. 1 2009

big teddy

I need to have my bed resized and refitted to fit in this sugar. *heart*

More updates tonight!

*going house/condo hunting tomorrow! I'm moving to KL! :D*

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sand Writing Cards

Anything can be made into a business.

It's just depending on how creative one's mind is.

I walked through a bazaar in Gold Coast and came across this.

good day sand writing


A personalized sand writing greeting card!

How creative is that?

It requires no cost! And it's uber romantic!

I can't remember how much was it to write something like this? I remember that it requires at least one waiting day, and then possibly cost around AUD15 - 25 per card.

engagement sand writing


love you dad sand writing


I like how they have little things to decorate the sand, like small flowers or shells.

To make it even more long lasting, they even made the photos into small fridge magnets for those who wants to make this a long lasting memory.

sand writing magnet


Seriously, nothing can be a more personalized gift than this.

I so totally love these!


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Anyway, I've done up two Gold Coast wallpapers for a reader who specially requested for it. ;)

gold coast wallpaper 2
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gold coast wallpaper
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Seriously, is there anyone who's collecting any of these wallpapers at all? Soon you'll have Nicolekiss wallpaper around the world.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tallest Residential Building in the World

So I went back to Gold Coast for my final stop before I flew back to Malaysia. Finally, I was getting restless to be honest, and I couldn't wait for my move to Thailand after my Australia trip.

This time I met up with Jon, a charming 18 year old that looked like a 21 with a quirky childish and funny personality.

jon and dim sum


We took a drive to the pier to feel the chilly wind and watch the sunset.

sunset at pier


golden sunset


me standing at the pier


Saw some people caught octopus with fishing rod, which was a first, for me and them.

octopus fishing


It was pretty cool until they took a knife out and sliced the octopus in half cause it was sticking everywhere.

sitting at the pier


Gold Coast was a great place to do any sort of water activities, one of the most intriguing (at least to me) water sport was wind surfing,

wind surfing


if not for the weather, I would have been the first in line (and probably the only one) to run down the beach and ask those beach hunks to teach me how to wind surf on the spot!

wind surfers


(I told myself back then: If I ever had the chance in the future, I am so going to pick up wind surfing, after snowboarding)

Anyway, I am going to write about this building that Jon took me, which was supposed to be iconic in Gold Coast. Most people who've been here would know about Q Deck, but I supposed not all has been up there before.

q deck


What I liked about this building was that it claimed to be the World's Tallest Residential Building.

q deck building


world tallest buildings


The claim, in my opinion, was really priceless. I mean, it's funny how people can find almost any statement just to sell. Like how Malaysia claimed our twin tower to be the World's Tallest Twin Towers, like duh, how many really tall twin towers you can find out there anyway.

dusk in gold coast


You know what? I bet any randomly picked millionaire can build his own World's Tallest Decaplets Residential Pink Towers, nay, make it easier, Pink Polka Dot Houses.

Which could could be what? Made of 2-storeys? Heck I can even create my very own world record which consists of toothpicks and dog's fur.

That day I was at the Perth's airport and I saw the duty free claiming itself to be Perth's Largest Tax Free Shopping Destination at the duty free area. HA HA. Like they have a lot of competitions to start with anyway. -.-

Ciken I can even claim to have the biggest man-made chocolate pool in Melaka, which could be the smallest pool you've ever seen. Just let me find a really big laundry pail.

Ok, enough being mean.

It's still pretty impressive. *though it doesn't look that tall to me* *cough*

q deck and petronas comparison


But I have to give full credit to its lift, which claimed to be one of the world's fastest lifts, and I was really impressed/shocked by the speed the lift was able to go up.

two tickets to Q Deck
First we got two tickets.


floor 1
Then we got in the lift


The speed of the lift was so fast that even the camera couldn't capture the number on the display screen in time.

floor 7
7? 8?


The number was increasing ever so fiercely speedy it was impossible to catch just one number at a time.

floor 17
17? 18?


And then we were on the 77th floor in a jiff.

floor 77


Q bar on Q deck


View of Gold Coast atop was beautiful.

coast line 2


Well, surfer's paradise to be exact. (it's the name of a place in gold coast if you think surfer's paradise is a metaphor here)

beautiful gold coast


I like the fact that the city was so close to the sea, side by side, next to each other, civilization versus nature.

beautiful coast line


But my favourite photo of all is this.

sea, river and city
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Sea, city, river.

See how close the river is to the sea. Fresh versus salt water. It's amazing. The landscape despite civilization was simply amazing.

Anyway, sunset at Q Deck was also a spectacular scene.

sunset on Q deck


jon sunset emo pose
Jon's emo pose


Good chance to camwhore too.

kissing the sun
Sun kiss


eating sunlight
Walloping the sun


And everyone should have a hand sunset photo like this. I mean everyone, it's a must.

heart shape sunset


Some random facts from Q Deck.

Do you know Wellington is only 2500 over kms away from the building?

far away wellington
Start driving and swimming now, you might just reach it before the year end.


And also, I am going to show you a photo of me from when I was 17. It's completely hideous and geeky.
So brace yourself.

unisa student card


*bangga* Legitimate student from Unisa ok!
I know I know, I look weird, and innocent, and nerdy. I heard that a million times.


We stayed on Q Deck till it was dark, had some cakes and drinks while at it so we could take night photos of Gold Coast.

There you go.

gold coast beach night view


gold coast at night


Beautiful isn't it?


The next day I missed my flight back to Malaysia. T_T

Panicked for a day thinking I was going to end up being an illegal immigrant for good.

Then was relieved when I had friends (including Jon) who helped me out of the country. :D

Good friends are hard to come by. *sniff*

So I paid AUD700+ to get my sorry ass one way out from Gold Coast two days later.
*ouch*

airasia x wing


With it I brought back from souvenirs from Australia, mainly from Hunter Valley.

souveniers


Caramelized balsamic vinegar, everyone just have to try it! *point left*

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New Chipster Cool Contest!

Have you seen the new Chipster in town?

chipsters on shelf


The first time I saw it I didn’t bring any cash with me, but I bought a packet anyway (can only afford one with the coins I have) so try.

Sadly to say I left it in “someone’s” car and that “someone” in the end ate my brand new flavor Chipster. :(


So a week ago I bought four.

four packs of chipsters


Take that! Hmph, no one go eating my Chipster without telling me.

This gives me a good reason to participate and also introduce to you a new game from Chipster. (They always have very cool games, I also realized their marketing skill is crazily amazing!)

chipster webpage


This time instead of the cartoon genie girl (well, she’s still there), Chipster got Ean and JJ to be the spokesperson for this campaign!

My two favourite DJs on my favourite breakfast show! (yes yes we all know we miss Rudy, but Ean is adorable! He always gets bullied by JJ, lol)

JJs
JJ so cute!


ean in girl dress
Why is Ean the damsel in distress? (see what I mean, always get bullied, lol)
(Go watch the video, it’s the coolest!)



This is how the contest works.


First you go to this site and join as a member.

If you’re already a member, just sign in with your account and select “Direct A Movie Now!”.

Choose a theme then upload photos of your face and your friend’s so you can “act” as the casts in the film!

me and shawn as casts


I know. We look absolutely stunning! (and cute!! ^^) Haha, sorry la Shawn, you have to be the ke-le-fe.

Then you write the script.

scripting


This must be the easiest script to write in the world for a “movie”.
I can already imagine what I am going to write in the last box, and it’s “WTF?”

Then save your title and save and submit!




Oh yea… forgot one thing, don’t forget to eat your Chipster, cause you will need the unique code on the Chipster promo pack in order to participate in the contest. :D
Submission date between now till 12pm of 8th June 2009.


For the sake of free things, join the fun and direct your own videos.
What do you think of mine?




I’m so wanna win! They’re giving out MacBook Air!!!!!!!!

Submit your video now too!


ps// Grand Prize and first prize winner will also get to be featured in the finale movie on TV3.

Big Marsupials, Small Marsupials

For some really cute photos of the OZs mascots.

imitating kangaroo


Okay, maybe that's not cute. But what about this?

mommy wallaby


Want to see Wallaby's babies?

baby and wallaby


No, not that baby. This baby.

baby inside pouch
The one in the pouch.


They're so cute.

patting wallaby


me and little wallaby


If you must know, kangaroo, wallaby and the Tasmanian devil are all under the Marsupial family. And they're Australia's most iconic animals.

tasmanian devil notice


Firstly because they're everywhere, other than Tasmanian devils because they're mostly found in Tasmania and was populating the place like rats to sewers until a plague years ago which nearly wiped them to extinction.

tasmanian devil


Despite their stereotypes from Looney Tunes, the Tasmanian Devils are really cute animals that made a lot of noisy sounds and are really timid. Scare them once and they'll run away. LOL.

As for wallabies, they're just plain adorable.

looking at wallaby