Friday, February 27, 2009

Jotting Moments & Academy Awards

Elizabeth Gilbert the author of Eat, Pray, Love was featured in Oprah a couple of weeks back talking about the book; and she suggested to all the lost souls out there to try jotting down their best moments of the day every night before they sleep.

So I tried, and discovered this practice is more effective than I thought it would be, you know people being selective of their best moments and all. But, I was impartial throughout the flash-backs and here's what I wrote (without dates just to compare which are the ones I loved the most):

1. Kissing Daren & playing/ being tickled by him
2. Looking food for Daren & taking care of him when he wasn't feeling well
3. Cooking vegetables soup
4. Cleaning the house
5. Talking to Mum & Ika

It tells me that I'm more domestic than I would admit or thought I am. Though I refuse to believe so, or thinks I'm not so much until proven so- this list actually makes me understand more of myself! :)

Next up is Academy Awards & the movie Doubt.

I've developed much liking for movies and it's arts after working as a movie reviewer last time, and believed that just like documentaries; movies are powerful.

I'm not really sure about Slumdog winning that much and turning into what it has become, personally I preferred Milk more. Because Sean Penn has this ridiculous ability of absorbing into his character so well that at the end of the day you'll wonder who is he, really. Besides, other characters such as Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin & especially James Franco wrapped their characters tightly, so brilliantly it's almost unbelivable James Franco was the same guy in Pineapple Express. Sean Penn truly deserved the Award.

I just watched Doubt, and I was dissapointed of the ending. There wasn't vivid description nor visual examples to what's been going on behind closed doors, and the whole story was literally about your intuitions. Only one's doubt and certainty that will pull you through the movie. However, as a Catholic I can relate to a few things in the movie, the greater feelings I bore were gratitude and relief that I wasn't studying in a Catholic's School during the '50s.

As for the awaited Benjamin Button, it was good. Not Best Picture good, it was moreof like an adventure of an extraordinary man. Brad Pitt nominated for Best Actor, was the curious part. He didn't do much in my opinion, in fact the CGI should be nominated for it( it win best makeup though). The movie was good weird and Hollywood is weird, so I wasn't surprised that it got in to AA.

I'll be watching The Wrestler soon & I have a date tonight! :)


Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Two (2) Jason Mraz Tickets![SOLD]

I won two (2) Jason Mraz tickets yesterday from Hitz.FM, and I was all over the radio singing I'm Yours - good grief, the things I do for Jason Mraz!

Point is, I bought two tickets few weeks back worth RM68, and I'm selling it off now! Whoever finds difficulty buying the tickets online or for any other reasons, get it from me instead for the exact same price I bought, no monkey business :)

Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I hope he'll win tomorrow

I feel so pampered.

As long as I make unhappy faces, eventhough I'm just plain tired, Daren would do crazy things just to make me happy. Seriously! Like when he bailed on me just now for dinner to send his brother; he came back after that with my favourite Ramly Burger to make me smile again! His house is at least 10-15 minutes drive (highway) to my house. I personally think it's quite a journey for just a burger & 10 minutes chat. He's such a sweetheart! I thanked him endlessly, making sure he knows how much I feel blessed and thankful to have someone like him in my life. Love you, you impulsive boyfriend.

Anyhoo, I went to Section 14 today to get myself some facial scrubber and lunch. Some of you might know that I'm trying to do abit of my part for the environment. Things like not accepting plastic bags whenever can & recycling stuffs are the basic ones. The thing about this is that you'd automatically accept plastic bags when you buy things right, but when you're SO into not plastic bags you forgot that at times you do need it! Like how I had to pause for a moment to think (seriously, like 5 seconds wei) whether I need plastic for the watermelon I'm buying. Hm.

I was like, should I buy the ones I have to eat from the skin itself?

Sweetheart is participating in Taylor's College's InterDepartment Football tournament, and I've been following him everywhere watching his matches since it started. I'm still quite shy to follow him around, cause let's just be honest, I ain't trophy girlfriend (especially in the evenings when I just woke up). But since sitting alone at the far end which also resulting in me not being able to see where my baby is, makes me look so anti-social - I try blending in.

Though I don't know all of them very well, what I can derive from the gatherings are that men can be extremely competitive, however they can be good friends with everyone too. Unlike girls, we can be very selective of our friends! It's also a pattern that the closer you are with a guyfriend, the more likely you are to curse him!

"Hahahaha, F**k you lah!" or "Your face like f**k wei, chill lah bro"

What do you think, I'm saying as a spectator.

Jacqkie @ Jacqueline Rowena

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Full, Happy, Fatty

We're not those couple that would really go blast on valentines, nevertheless we do hang out whenever that loveday comes along. We try to minimise our spending, and discourage each other from joining in any over-commercialised valentine affairs bandwagon. Of course, sometimes Daren would breach off contract. Like giving me a gift two days before anything else, and I'm always the one surprised and touched. DAMN IT.

So we went to Sakae Sushi instead, and frankly I think it's only my 3rd time eating Japanese food in a restaurant; my friends introduced me to this place few weeks back (I know kesian kan, like never go out lidat) and I didn't get to try alot during my last visit so I've decided to come here again today.

Daren and I are like freaks of nature, we took all those that looks interesting and it was so obvious that we're not sushi people! Plates piling everywhere and all! Haha, goodness. We had so much fun trying all the sushis :) I couldn't take the orange thingy (pic 3) due to psychological reasons; the thought of eating other animals's eggs, besides chicken's is not pleasant. Those are fish eggs apparently.

Wasabi! :)
Fried Tofu, Soft Shell Crab & Orgasmic Boy
This one larh
Full, Happy, Fatty

So the two chubbies who were supposedly full after the sushis bought Ice Cream after that. To wear off the sushi muakness. I don't know what it's called, ah! after taste? Herm, whatever. We bought my favourite icecream brand of all time (Lecka Lecka), gila best I tell you and decided to crash into another cafe (no wonder we're so cute). California Cafe opposite Starbucks had promotion of A Cake, and A Coffee for RM10, plus the place was pretty relaxing and they had the PASSIONS mag the one where our faces were published, so confirm good place! :D

ME: Baby, do you think they ever read that magazine?
Daren: .....
ME: Maybe they can identify us????
Daren: ......

We spent our dinners with our family members :)

As I was leaving for church today, I discovered the meaning of Valentine's. I was in the cab and saw the most sweetest thing ever; an Indian dad in his 40s gave his wife also in the 40s that was carrying her daughter a red rose, right before they cross the road. She was smiling gleefully and hold his husband's hand after that.

I've discovered that though love should always be shown and expressed everyday in our lives, sometimes making the other partner feel remembered on these special occasions makes them think you're trying to give the best you can eventhough your actions may not be as exaggerated as some. It shows that you don't want us to look at another girl or family with envy or sadness that no one is doing this for you, and there you are doing the best you can :)

Jacqkie @ Jacqueline Rowena

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One year, really??!?!!

Audrey sweetheart's departure is like a realisation that soon enough, everyone will part their ways whether we want to accept it or not. And when she say, see you in a year; there's this uncertainty clouding in and I can't keep but wonder - where will I be then?

Will I,

a) Work in KL and others head back home, or just too busy?
b) Work in KK, settle down, and college sweethearts aren't there?
c) Work in Aussie, and college sweethearts aren't there too?

Some industries acknowledge that 21years old is too young. In fact, most industries like Architecture & Medicine have graduates that are at least a couple of years my senior. But that's the age where I have to work hard already.

Knowing that by the end of this year, I'm required to look for jobs based on my abilities and skills, competing head-on with other graduates to survive, worries me. It's not the fact that I'm not ready to work, it felt like I'm not ready to leave the best years of my life, college!

Where I can happily say, I'm living luxuriously under mummy, I have ample of free time, and all I have to do is to work hard for my results. I'm surrounded with great friends, who accompanies me most of my days and I've shared so many of my ups and downs with them it's heartbreaking to know that we probably will never have those precious moments we have back in college.

We all know this would happen, deep down we all know that you and I will be chasing rainbows sooner or later. But we love to be indenial, refuse to believe that growing up is too far away for us to even sense it. Day by day, without realising, we're slowly breaking free, breaking out from our comfort zone meeting and talking to people we never imagine we could've. Sharing wines and attending to so many events that we never could've imagine we could.

I don't think my age will reflect on what kind of achievements I may or may not be able to attain this year, I think it's the behaviour and the spirit. Truthfully, I'm not ready to leave college and my friends and my comfort zone and mummy's financial assistance, and omg, so many things! I'm just not!

But what do I do? I only have a year left to enjoy all these priviledges, and hang around in this younger, freer lifestyle. A year!

PS: Thank you so much for your advices and kind help, Mazidah. I love you, and I wish to see you in Aussie this July. I'll plan something out, k?

Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Not much of trash talking, just a very, very brief one!

1. Jacqkieseconds is updated! :)
2. I'm still so determined, it gets really depressing & annoying!
3. I am so looking forward to Jason Mraz's concert, and even thinking of stalking him in the airport, any followers?
4. I am so excited, also sad for Audrey's departure :"(

"You are the queen and king combining everything,
Intertwining like a ring, around the finger, of a girl.
I'm just a singer, you're the world,
All I can bring you, is the language of a lover. Bella Luna, Mraz

Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Read & Leave

Listening to - Kanye West Love Lockdown

Currently, I have 3 things on my mind:

1. Jason Mraz
2. Jason Mraz's concert
3. Sweets' deadly fiery jealousy of my much attention to Jason Mraz!

Sweets: Why can't you show this much excitement when it comes to me, like for Jason Mraz?!?! Eeeeesssssh! *frowns*

Omg, but you gotta love this baby. He's been like the sweetest creature I've ever met on earth! Whenever he's angry he keeps quiet, just like a little girl. When he's jealous just like in this situation, he makes what I call the 'babun' face or the long face in English, and widens his eyes for attention. Super cute! Courtesy of Denise's picture :)

That aside, it's time for real writing.

I'm diverting my attention to a couple of few things; a) I will only let you know when it finally happen, and b) sweets' football tournament. After missing lots of matches, I finally decided to watch sweets in his tournament this Friday. Before you give me the crazy eye look, in my defense, every single time I'm in the same room with sweets when he's playing football - he gets distracted. Not kidding.

I also thought it was too fairy-tale-ish to be true, but most of the time that's what happened! He will come out from the pitch feeling dissapointed, and as much as he try not to blame it on me, I knew it was a tough love we have. Always making it as a joke, I ended up not watching him play most of the time. Like I said, tough love! Tengok pun susah, tak tengok pun susah!

However, last year I was so determined to teman him in Taylor's College's Inter Department Futsal Tournament and thankfully, everything went well :) The first match was terrible, and he admitted of being distracted once in a while but within few minutes (because I sat way too far for him to be able to find me), he was kickin' it like a pro! I even walked out of the place, so that he won't be able to identify where I sat at that time, it was depressing! Nonetheless, they got second, beating up the favourites!

I'm coming honeeeyhh! Even if it means me hiding around :(

One more thing, I think it's almost a year now that I've disabled my comment box simply because I highly doubt any of my readers wants to leave any comments. True enough, as many as readers or fans (fuyooo) I might have not all will have the balls to give me comments. I don't know why actually. I do think it's also because of my posts, you know posts that don't require much opinions and stuff like that, maybe eh. What do you think?

Oh wait, you won't comment anyway.

Jacqkie@ Jacqueline Rowena

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Anyone else out there still watching this?

I love the idiotbox.

I also just realised that I'm prone to like rockish voice too much, after following this season's American Idol (I know, like no one cares what season is it now or who's even still watching it, right).

Regardless, I have this knack of watching American Idol's episodes "accidentally". I usually watch the auditions for amusement but I ended up liking this particular paticipant.

Like how I accidentally like; Chris Daughtry (he's still awesome, just overplayed & commercialised) and David Cook(I love his Always be My Baby) and Bo Bice and Blake Lewis (beatboxer, remember?). And oh, I ask myself too why I'm prone to be fans of the gents in this show, and realised the ladies are too sappy and ballad-full it gets too boring. Hmph.

So, anyone in America reading this, vote for him I wanna see him perform! Voice gila best!

Danny Gokey! (doesn't he resemble Robert Downey Jr abit?)

Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Charity, Accessories and Selling

This might come out really random, but as I was packing up just now I discovered I have TOO MANY ACCESSORIES! It's like I'm in Alcoholics Anonymous or something finally confessing my addiction.

I think I can feel the Alleluias resonated from each corners of the earth when I say that we can never have enough accessories! True?

However, I watched Oprah that day, the proffesional organizer advised that when you buy new things its time to give away other old things to avoid clutters, it was like a lightbulb moment for me, so I was like 'Ohkay!'. Plus, I need to minimise my items/ baggage when I'm unpacking from PJ. I'm giving away a wee bit of my collection to family and friends since second hand accessories wouldn't sound too attractive, right? Plus, alot of e-shops and '3 for RM10' stalls already.

Oh well.

Accessories that were given to me will never be given away, of course because of sentimental values. Also strangely but true, the gifts that we usually get are sometimes more gorgeous than our usual preferences! Like, seriously! Anyone interested & not shy of me do let me know okay? I really don't care who you are, so long as we can ease each other's burden!

Jacqkieseconds hasn't been updated much just yet, but the gorgeous NikonCamera Bag is still up for sale! All backed out, so please spread the word for those who are looking for camera bags! I have it and its around 7times less its original price! Packing is a hassle, choosing what to donate, giveaway and sell is a whooooolllleeeee new level! I hate it when I have the 'erm should I, or should I' not moments. Cripes!

Ah, I've emailed an ngo to donate my clothes but still no reply :(

Last but not least, I'M GOING FOR JASON MRAZ!!!!!!!!!!!*panting*

**I love him so much, he's the only celebrity that's a Label itself in my blog! :D

Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

You Make it Real

Listening to James Morrison - You Make it Real

I'm sorry for privatizing my blog the other day. There was a turn of events, and I'm taking full responsibility for everything I wrote. Basically, few people I've talked about in my previous angry post confronted me, and I told them what I thought they needed to know.

I don't know whether these relationships will fail, but I'm determined to move on. To not look back, that mistakes or confrontations happen for a reason. I'm putting my head up high, and surround myself with positive energies. I don't want to fight fire with fire.

With that said, I had a great time during some open houses I went this year, not because of the many angpaus I got (but really, gottttt ;P), but because of the love I received and gave. I never wanted any of the things happened; happened, but it did - and I'm now happier than ever. Most of it is also because of daren. He has been completely honest, strong and positive to me that it makes me more determined to go far and beyond with my dreams.

He had me smile and laugh sincerely during the toughest times, and he hold my hands and arms when I need it the most. He talk me out about things, about future, about life and he gave me the reasons to move on.

I couldn't imagine my life without him, knowing that I'm leaving for Australia in few months time. He and I have determined to stick to each other until the end of time regardless of what will happen. He knows me the best out of anyone else in the world, I'm standing by his side, near and far. I do have my sleepless nights when it comes to long distance, and more often than not I heard it doesn't work. Even if it failed on me the four months I'm there, I'm coming back here and he will be the first person I'll run to. God forbid, I hope we'll not be separated.

If there's one thing I admire most about Daren's family is the fact that they really talked about the problems they're facing. Eventhough they have their occasional Brothers & Sisters fight, they remain strong and they communicate their problems.

It's 12.42 PM now, and I'm all alone again.

Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.