Sophie-holic (Sophie Paris)

Sophie Paris memang best! I'm officially Sophie-holic!

Apadia Sophie Paris?

Sedikit sebanyak fakta menarik tentang Sophie Paris:

Sophie Paris adalah MLM pertama di Malaysia yang fokus kepada fashion. Alamak, belum apa2 dah cakap pasal MLM kan? Such a turn off! Well, apa2 pun it's something like shop, fashion and earn, all at the same time! So, MLM tak MLM, it's worth it!

- offers up-to-date design for handbags, wallets, accessories, clothings and etc in affordable prices
- founder in Indonesia. No. 1 brand in handbags in Indonesia - Sophie banyak menjadi sponsor costume kepada sinetron2 di Indonesia
- everything pink-in-colour!
- system direct selling yang sangat adil to upline, downline and the company itself
- baru masuk ke Malaysia in January 2012. So, if you're a member now, you are among the pioneer
- nak buat bisnes? Modal murah gila - RM15!! (and voila, you're a member for lifetime)
- Murah saja kan? Jadi, indirectly, dapat membantu menaikkan taraf kehidupan orang yang kurang berkemampuan (asalkan dia rajin)
- nak proper intro, visit www.sophieparis.com.my

Honestly, I'm dead serious about this business. Tak caya, tengok ni!

Goal : to set up Sophie Paris Business Centre in Pasir Gudang
Purpose : To make the product and the brand reachable for Johorean
Ultimate goal : To run my own business instead of working for somebody
Down-the-road goal : To own a mini MPV - Alza within year 2012

1. My catalogue is my mobile shop - will bring the catalogue averywhere I go
2. Networking is important - will always keep starter kits for people to join as member
3. Approach to at least a person a day to ask them to buy (don't worry, they either say YES, or NO, so, I take my chances)
4. Back and forth to JB-PGU-Bukit Indah for admin purpose, eg get starter kit, catalogue, pass up registration form and so on)
5. Been to Sophie Seminar in KL which was not free
6. Assist downline (as well as not downline pun) on almost any matter
7. Short term loan from a colleague for my first purchase in Sophie
8. Keep as detailed as possible for info of spending and earning, downline's info and so on
9. Indirect promote Sophie in Facebook
10. Talk to family and friends and never failed to mention Sophie Paris in conversation

Success is not a destination, but it's a journey. The journey so far, is not always silky smooth. Sophie has only one flagstore in Malaysia; in Petaling Jaya that is. As a licensed MLM company, Sophie is complied to government's regulation that every registration in direct selling business should have an original and physical signed form. So, setiap form perlulah dihantar ke KL. Nak beli barang sekarang pun susah sebab sekarang ni "boutique" hanya di PJ. Walaupun boleh post, tapi ada extra cost (RM15 @ consignment - no matter how many you order), which resulting almost all my downline tak purchase apa2 pun. So, kalau nak beli in more justifiable cost (boleh share2 shipping cost), kenalah kirim2 orang. Tapi, for me, it's nothing much cos I have bunch of relatives yang stay in KL. Not only that, limitation to internet access sedikit sebanyak restricted me to expand my business. Tu yang kalau boleh nak invest in Tablet. In addition to that, if let's say I nak pergi KL purposely hanya ke Sophie, memang agak payah - sebab my car does not support long distance travelling. That's why Alza comes into picture, anyway.
Bukan setakat itu, ada saja dugaan muncul sebelum ini. However, I acknowledged them as "what doesn't kill, makes me stronger".

I think I've got everything for me to gear up my own business now! Wish me luck and let's treasure the journey together!

On last note, how are you? ---- SOPHIE-LING GOOD!! SOPHIE-LING GREAT!!

C'est Ma Vie!

My home opis!

My first bag

My first watch

My first wallet - more to come, very soon!


Mama, hasn't lost her touch.... just yet!

She made me a marble cake just now, weee!!!!

And the best part was, when me and Mama in the kitchen menggodak adunan kek, together-GETHER! It was like we were having a girls' night-out together at our own house; in our own kitchen; doing what I love the most - baking....

Though it was just a marble cake (a pretty decent cake I must say, compared to number of cakes I made lately), but hey, my mum made it. And that's IT, a marble cake is enough to make me smile from ear to ear. Goodness, word just couldn't describe how happy she makes me feel right now.

God, the next time when we have that mother-daughter arguments, I will remember this moment (and the taste of it) and I will let her win, no matter how wrong she is.

Anyways, here are some tasteful pictures , taken immediately, freshly out from the oven:

I tell you guys, the pictures don't do much justice to it. In addition, blame me for the dull colouring as I told her not to put too much colour to it. Sorry!

Jeng3x... here's the secret recipe, finally revealed (chewah!)

3/4 from 250g of salted butter (she used Buttercup ONLY, how modest!)
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of tepung gandum 1Malaysia
1tbs vanilla essence
4 eggs (the cheapest grade in market)
secubit garam
1 tsb baking powder
Warna merah and dark cocoa for colouring

*Side note : she didn't even measure cautiously, main agak2 je dowh!

That's it! Prepare it like the usual cake, bake it at 160 degrees for 40 minutes (api bawah sahaja, letak in the middle, bottom letak tray - as advised by Cik Dilla kita) and voila....

Owh, I forgot the secret recipe - love, tender, care from a mum to her daughter!

Thanks Mama, love you mucho! #muahmuah

p/s: You can tell the cake is yummy when you finished the whole slice without even knowing it!
p/s/s : Now you know where I got the talent, don't you! It's in the blood. It's in the blood bebehh! (uwek, talent la sangat!)

Ok, I'm off to sleep - nice supper for my belly!


Jiwa Taiko (2012)

Jangan tanya kenapa, tapi tiba2 ter-bump into Jiwa Taiko kat Youtube. Best gila movie ni, nyesal tengok secara haram, patutnya pi panggung, tak pun beli kat Astro First kan? Serious, best!

(lama tak update blog. Malah, entry cake tu pun tak dicontinue pun, or is it discontinued? Tup2 cerita pasal Jiwa Taiko? Serious ke vice versa? )

Ok, I don't want to be a spoiler, macam spoiler kereta Myvi tu. Jadi, pengharapan nak tau jalan cerita memang yang ado! Saya nak cerita tentang aksi, morale and experience throughout the movie, mungkin sentuh sedikit pasal plot and something in between. Tapi, tak berani nak go into details, sebab saya admit saya bukan budak ASWARA. Obviously, this is a real action movie (finally) made by a Malaysian to fellow Malaysians. Filem Melayu untuk orang Malaysia. Hanya ada 2 scene solat, but other than that, you wouldn't have a clue that this a Malay movie if not for the language or the stars. A little correction though - kalau tengok pada pelakon, and buat voice over Bahasa Inggeris, mesti orang akan ingat ini adalah movie from Thailand, the Phillipines, or maybe from Indonesia. Dari Malaysia? - will be the last thing in mind! Dahlah, without further ado, let's begin with some of qualities presented and morale potrayed in this magnificient movie.

Ganas (in a positive way)
Wow. This movie is like Bruce Lee meets The Transporter meets Van Diesel then, on the way, meets pulak dengan Jackie Chan, say hi-hi bye-bye dengan Sivaji (The Boss). The sound effects were everything in place. It is intriguing to watch every scene that has the butt-kicking action in it. So real! And, similar to Hollywood action movies, there are no guns involved, strictly butt-kicking, keeping it real, bro! Owh, extra point for women-can-fight-too!

Seductivity (yet another controversial point, but read it in a positive way, please)
Alamak, I didn't mean to put it in a wrong way or something, and it's not about promoting anything sexual. Ala, if they are in love, a kiss won't kill the movie right? And the raba2 thing, and the smooching here and there - ala, all films in the world is doing it anyway, no harm what. It's not a taboo any longer what. Trust me, the scenes were not representing seduction, but just potraying what's real, showing how passionate they are, in love. Though, some people said sex sells, but this movie does not focus on that aspect. Because there were only about a couple of scenes je, like maybe 6 scenes, about that lah (look who's counting!!).

There are two sides of value here, good and bad. The bad one is when the gangster tu still looking for his long lost friend yang dah insaf and still persuade him to rejoice gituh dalam bisnes gangster-menggengster ni. It's bad but it happens in real life, dowh. The good one is the sacred friendship between members of Jiwa Cinta. In fact, they were willing to sacrifice love and pass boyfriend kat saeng dia sebab saeng dia cinta mati dengan balak dia (ups, spoiler). Not only that (spoiler incoming!) walaupun terlanjur, secret admirer dia sanggup promise jaga dia sampai bila2 walaupun dia sekarang tengah dok bercintan dengan ex-boyfriend kawan dia (eh, lost track - siapa dia?)

Did I mention that there were 2 scenes of sembahyang kan? And, at the end, Alhamdullillah, everything works well, kan? "Dalam sekelip mata, Tuhan anugerahkan kami seorang anak kecil dan merubah seluruh hidup kami menjadi manusia bertanggungjawab..." - voice over from Remy Ishak at the very end of the movie (so sexxxyyyy)

Sesungguhnya, semua ini hanyalah sarcasm. Kalau rasa nak mendalami kehidupan "real" seorang taiko, tengoklah. Who knows, it might be really happening to some people somewhere over the world, kan?

Sarcasm tak sarcasm, follows kritik baik punya!

"There goes, yet another masterpiece from sifu Osman Ali. Bro, lu memang taiko, sial!"
-Gerenti Tak Sarcasm

"Bro, you are on the right track, tahun depan mesti lu Emmy nomination siak!"
- Wartawan Filem Melayu Kan Best (bahagian Unit Rawatan Berita)

"Keep it real!
-Pengarah filem terkemuka (namanya dirahsiakan demi kesejahteraan dunia)

"Saya angkat bendera putih"
-jurucakap Shamsul Yusof

"Tobat buat filem ala2 Aku Masih Dara. Nak buat filem Kungfu lepas ni. Abang Osman Ali - you better watch out..."
- P.A Ahmad Idham

"Shamsul, pi masuk bilik. Jangan campoq hal rumahtangga orang"
-Datuk kepada Dato' Ucop Haslam 

Sekuci - dalam kenangan...

She has been gone few months ago.....tsk...
But, it is ensured that she will always hold a special place in my heart..

See, I even captured her in her favourite spot.

Cuci, you are always being missed...

Coming soon~~

More of The Body Shop shoppin'-shoppin'.

Contrary to my earlier entry, this is much more like the usual me. Me and The Body Shop relationship scandalicious. People says, a picture is worth a thousand words, so wordlessly, I present to you, this:

Nonetheless,some wordings here hihik. Papaya ones is from previous purchase. The pink ones and the purple ones, fresh from the oven!


The Avengers...and what-not!

I managed to watch The Avengers today with non other than mommahh! I'm not gonna review the movie in this entry though (spoiler is undetected), but the movie did okay in overall. By the way, I watched the 3D version and sadly, it was as if this is a low-budget movie, from the 3D effect point of view. They could have done better than that. However, just like I said earlier, the movie is fine, so go on and "SMASH IT!"
I actually want to write something that I'm not really that qualified to write or comment or what-so-ever; movies what-not!
No, I'm kidding!
Yeah, maybe a lil' bit of what-nots here, but, anyways~~~
FYI, it will be really, really kinda sucks if you are watching a movie and you are "neighbouring" with those people who laugh at just about anything during the movie. I mean c'mon guys. It is called "The Avengers" and not "Super Spontan The Movie" or "Dewarajalawakgiga Filem Lah Pulak"! I totally get it when sometimes serious film offers some hilarious moment. But you know what, I took it as if, YOU ARE NOT WATCHING THE MOVIE BUT YOU ARE ACTUALLY WAITING TO LAUGH TO ANYTHING THAT TICKLES YOU (even though I have no idea how it does !). And you know what, the most annoying thing is that, because of your annoying behaviour, I just could not recall which scene (more to scenes, duh!) that I can quote in this entry to prove that it was not that hilarious, yet you laughed; like LOL-ed!!
Okay. Okay! My bad! Anyway, I chose the most central and ideal seating because I managed to buy the ticket way earlier than I usually did. And, I also chose to divert from Tebrau City to Ulu Tiram Today's Mall (trying hard not to be judgmental...). It ended up, me and mom were being surrounded by your species! Man, I just dare not watching Super Spontan with you, as you may died LOL al the way. Because I don't to be a witness to your death because I really don't want to have any sort of connection with you, in any way!
Man, you are bad! You and your girlfriend and your guyfriend over there really, really got me mad. You know, on the way back, there was nothing that me and mom were talking about other than what you have done throughout the movie. And, needless to say, I rated The Avengers as okay movie just because of you, vangang!
Owh, you know how you sounded like when you laughed? You sounded like a donkey choked on cat's hairball, that is! A.Noy.Ying!
Eh, sometimes during the movie, I also giggled at something. Mind you, giggled - not ROFLMAO!
Dahlah, buang masa cakap pasal orang yang tak dikenali tu!     

Bila saya bosan di office

Buat entri cenggini kat opis, ngan statement kat subject cenggitu kan macam percubaan bunuh diri gituhh! Takpe2, mereka takkan stret membunuh, mesti mereka bagi kecaman keras dulu gituhh. Bersedialah kamu, Halima!

Bila saya bosan di office, saya akan rasa kurang selesa sebab perkara ini jarang2 berlaku. Ceh, bajet best employee of the year konon. Takdelah, bukan nak bajet best employee, cuma memang kerja memang sangat banyak sentiasa. Tak tahu kenapa, mungkin saya sendiri yang mis-manage masa kot! So, kiranya saat ini saya memang gilabeng pandai manage masa la ni, kan?

Bila saya bosan di office, saya mestilah melawat blogger saya. Tak la wajib, more to harus gituh! Tapi tak ada benda pulak nak dibualbicara. Jadi saya berangan2 nak memasukkan diri dalam pertandingan mencipta logo untuk compay baru kami di Sabah. Kalau menang RM500 dalam tangan tu! Pastu, apa lagi, saya mintak copyright la, ecehh! Jadi, saya pun recce2. Nampaknya saya perlu mendownload secara haram untuk software adobe photoshop untuk menjayakan misi saya ini. Eh, mana boleh download kat opis, kat straight to hell gituhh. Jadi, balik rumah lepas main bowling malam ni, saya akan memulakan project bernas 2.0 saya ni.

Jap, jap. Kenapa tak boleh download kat opis ea? Sebab banyak benda restricted kat sini. Sedangkan blogserius pun dah tak boleh view, klasss jah!!

P/S : princess of longkang in-waiting - malam ni - check it out bebehh!




Sejak itu makanku tak lalu
Masih lalu
Masakan badan kurang tipis?
Terbantut nafsu
Masih makan namun buntu

Sejak itu
Tangan tetap basah
Lidah dicelah-celah
Tapi, aku mengalah

Sejak itu
Hidup pun terganggu
Masih lagi buntu

Bukan cinta
Bukan juga cerita
Hanya permulaan suatu masa

Duduk ku tak senang
Diamku tak sepi
Tidurku --- masih lena, ironi

Aku tak perlu itu
Tak selesa
Masih makan
Masih tidur

Masih menggangu
Masih mencelah-celah
Sungguh, memang, sangat, tidak selesa

Tiada yang dapat faham
Tika gigi bongsu----- mula terpahat!
Sajak poyo dari : SelagiAda (2012)


Randomness and all of it!

On my way home, while driving, something came up on my mind, like, tingg *light bulb*

 And it was ABC!

A sounds like a, air, heir
B sounds like bee, be
C sounds like sea, see
D sounds like the (as in the end)
E N/A 
F may sound like elf?
H sounds like hatch, or etch
I sounds like I, eye
N sounds like end, and, an
O sounds a bit like or
P sounds like pea, pee
Q as in queue
R as in are
S sounds like as, ass
T as in tea, tee
U sounds like you
X as in axe, ex-
Y sounds like why

See (c), total randomness!


Can't believe I did this!!

This is original. Inspired from RealStrong. I am proud of myself.

Aside from the so-called elephant, others are -- copycat.

Though copycat, they look nothing like the models.
All I can say is that, I still have that same feeling, which is -- I'm proud of myself!!

This officially is going to be my new hobby, no doubt about it. C'mon, give me some Playdohs!


Konspirasi Terhebat Dunia

Wah tajuk, seolah2 semalam tak ada kerja lain selain membuat research. Edukasi dan kontroversi sungguh!

Sebenarnya, saya bukanlah pakar2 di dunia sampai saya boleh mengulas tajuk2 yang ala2 konspirasi President of US, atau teori kapitalisma, ataupun teori Lynas oleh PM Najib. Ini bukan kajian politik, but this is kajian ekonomi dari skala nanometer. Kajian ekonomi diri sendiri.

Pagi tadi seawal bangunan tidur, terlintas di kepala saya yang berambut serabut itu - kenapa gaji makin naik, saving velocity adalah zero, static? It's not like my salary is increased this year, sedih sebab my boss is another brand new boss, then dia cakap he has to look to my overall performance and he cannot make such decision for salary increment recommendation for me in such a short period of time. Ok, dah cukup cerita pasal gaji sendiri.

Berbalik kepada topik sebenar sebelum saya teralih bahasa sebentar tadi, iaitu tentang ekonomi diri sendiri. Kalau mengikut skala, ya gaji saya ada peningkatan setiap tahun, mungkin tidak selaju dengan kadar peningkatan inflasi dunia, tapi senang cerita setiap tahun adalah naik. Contohnya, tahun 2010 gaji RM1000, 2011, gaji RM1200, 2012, RM1200 jugak (kan dah cakap tadi tak ada increment!) Naik la tu kan. Ditambah pula dengan pekurangan kadar komitmen berasaskan pembayaran bulanan - kereta dah habis bayar, tiada hutang2 dengan Courts dan sewaktu dengannya, rumah pulak rumah free kan... TAPI!!!!

Tapi kenapa saving saya masih tahap tu jugak. Contohlah, 2010 saya membuat skim pinjaman ASB RM10000, kan kadar bayarannya beykurang RM100 sebulan, awal tahun 2011, dividentnya habis dikeluarkan semuanya. Eh, 2012 pun samalah! Setakat bayar RM100 sebulan guna auto debit tapi divident ASB tu dah kering jugak dikeluarkannya! Paham tak?

Tak faham?

Maksudnya, kalau memang dah tak ada sumber saving yang lain selain ASB tu, sekurang2nya peningkatan kadar gaji (cakap ala2 in bracket ehh), tak payahlah keluarkan divident ASB tu, maksudnya kadar penyimpanan turut meningkat selari dengan kadar input sumber pendapatan. Ok, ASB tu contoh, sekadar nak membayangkan tahap pecutan kadar saving saya yang pretty much static ni.

Mungkin, jujur saya boleh katakan di sini, saya mungkin tidak, atau jarang menghadapi kekurangan wang pada akhir2 bulan. Unlike before, towards akhir bulan adalah hari2 saya berpuasa dan kereta saya juga berpuasa petrol katanya. Tapi saya kurang berpuas hati dengan diri sendiri - berapa nilai saving anda??

Berbalik kepada tajuk assignment yang diberi di atas - konspirasi. Saya rasa dan saya sungguh percaya konspirasi terhebat yang menyebabkan saya sebegitu, seperti yang digambarkan di atas itu, adalah kerana convenient stores. Tesco - being the most visited hypermarket I've been to - is the biggest culprit. Econsave, Kipmart, Giant, malah Guardian  dan Watson dan mana2 kedai yang se-ala2 tu, merekalah konspirasi yang hambo maksudkan.

Melangkah kaki masuk ke Tesco, saya akan pastikan saya membawa beg "selamatkan alam sekitar" supaya satgi saya dapat extra point. Oh, Tesco Clubcard jangan lupa bawa. Masuk Tesco biasanya perut ala2 dah diisi sedikit, yang ringan2. Nampak botol air - beli. Nampak stationery - beli. Nampak perfume kereta - beli. Nampak bantal busuk - beli. Nampak set pinggan mangkuk plastik color2ful - beli. Belum lagi nampak jajan2 - beli lagi. Habis shopping - makan pulak. CoolBlog jangan lupa singgah. Nampak?

Tujuannya nak beli keperluan. Ended up, troli full of luxury, and less of necessity. One thing pasal convenient store, it is so convenient for us to see unnecessary thing being displayed in such tempted way which drives us to rasa bersalah kalau tak beli. Limited promotion is the culprit of the culprits. Eh, 50% discount of underwear la - beli. Padahal, tak beli bukan bermakna tak pakai, kan?

You know, I write this (I keep to writing instead of typing cos it makes more sense, full stop - ini konspirasi yang dicipta sendiri) under recent influence of this recent TV programme in TLC called Extreme Couponing. In that show, those people sanggup go to the extreme kutip kupon, knocking one door to another, to get coupons from newspaper cutouts, buat research kat internet to get the best deal - and they said that we are actually fighting with the market. They said we and  markets are like in chess game. We need strategies before we go to shop. Without them, we will be lost, and needless to say, I was pretty much losing all this time.However, to implement what those people do, here in Malaysia, seems unrealistic. Maybe ada such websites yang sediakan coupon such as Groupon or something like that. But I will not go till that extend sampai shopping RM600 before coupon and only pay RM6 after couponing. Tapi, yang menariknya ialah bagaimana kita sentiasa kalah di dalam peperangan kita dengan market. Kenapa sesuatu product yang sungguh2 unnecessary like recently I bought a metal bookmark, mempunyai larger than life selection being displayed. Sebab the demand is there. Kamonla, bookmark je kot. Pakailah kertas apa2 pun boleh jadikan bookmark jugak kan. So you see, ada demand for such unnecessary product, sebab tu kilang2 pembuatan product2 tu, keep on producing and other kilang sees this same opportunity, dan mereka pun buat product yang sama. See, kita jugak yang mintak. Bila bill credit card sampai, kita jugak yang mengeluh, kenapalah kita ni boros sangat.

Talking bout credit card bill, actually I'm still under the influence of a movie called Confessions of a Shopaholic which aired on TV3 yesterday (or rather, yesternight?). I can recall exactly what Rabecca Bloomwood said "When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it's not, and I need to do it again" Ok, I'm quoting it from somewhere, tapi I can totally relate to that quotation. Ada satu scene , when she's about to buy that green scarf, when that manequin sweet-talking to her to make her buy that totally unnecessary and absurd scarf. Look:
See! That's the process or the whole feelings that we feel when we want to buy that unnecesities. Last2 terbeli jugak. Kalau tak beli, sampai berbulan2 boleh teringat2. Macam berbulan lepas I saw this shoe carries Scholl label, and it was under New Arrival range. Without any discounts, harganya RM200++. Rasa nak beli tu dah 80%. Sampai la ni rasa guilty lagi sebab I tak beli!
So, my point here is, somehow, orang macam Rabecca Bloomwood ni ada dekat semua orang (especially women). So, kalau kita nak avoid unnecessary purchases, the best way is to avoid seeing them altogether. Tak payah pi hyper, super, duper market, tak payah pi Jusco. Tak payah fikir tentang discount yang digembar-gemburkan tu. Kalau nak beli barang basah - pi pasar yang hanya jual barang basah. Kalau nak baju, beli dekat kedai2 tepi jalan tu. Cuma kalau nak beli make-up and skin care - baru pi The Body Shop (hehe). Pastu, pi The Body Shop dengan penuh tawakal, straight go to The Body Shop, beli barang yang nak beli je, jangan peduli discount2 tu, pastu blah jangan toleh kiri kanan lagi!
So, moral of the story, next month I akan selalu ke kedai2 tepi jalan in my neighbourhood. Dapat jugak membantu bisnes mereka yang merudum itu yang dikecam oleh pasaraya2 besar, kan???

Way to go, me!!
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