suanie’s 2006 blog awards: now everyone can win!

So I started the whole blog award thing last year because I thought these kinds of horse shit awards are… well, horse shit. If you have read my entry last year, I’d explained why it’s just a popularity wankfest.

This year I didn’t have a look at any on-line award thingy, because I don’t have time and because I really don’t give a shit. But I am lacking of things to blog and so it’s a good idea to recycle the Suanie Awards. Maybe I’ll make it an annual run. See my mood how.

Besides I wanna honour y’all.


Without further ado…



Thank you ladies and gentlemen, thank you. As usual, let’s skip the nominations and go straight to the winners, because it’s my awards show and I say so.

Freshie Blog of the Year goes to… MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN!!!!!

Freshie Blog of the Year

Congrats congrats, you lot are fighting a worthy cause and I like books and I want to free the books and that’s why you lot are so deserving of this award that comes with no money, no status, but with lots of moral support. That’s what’s important, right?

The Best Original Blog goes to… THE SECOND HAND WONDERLAND!!!!!

Best Original Blog

Congrats congrats, you’ve been the most consistent personal blogger I know, while the others change, fade and flicker, you remain the same. That’s good, keep it up!

The Cyah & Come Back Again award goes to… JAY SO RULES!!!!!

Cyah and Come Back Soon

Yeah I understand how and why you feel the way you do. But please reconsider, won’t ya? That’s why this is not a ‘Farewell Award’…

Best Malaysian Socio-Political Blog (for now) goes to… REDUCED AND RECYCLED!!!!!

Best Socio Political Blog

I always love your insightful posts (when you bother to update so take this as a hint kthx).

Best Reality TV Blog goes to… CULTURALLY PRECONDITIONED!!!!!

Best Reality TV Blog

Honestly I don’t know of other reality tv blogs, but if I had read more reality tv blogs, you would have won hands down anyway :D

Down With The Man award goes to… OPEN MALAYSIA BLOG!!!!!

down with the man

Even though I don’t understand half of what is written, I still support whatever is written. Yay!

Funniest Blog Entry goes to… SULTAN MUZAFFAR‘s Misi Suara Mawi!!!!!

Funniest Blog Entry

It’s short, deathly sweet and I still get the giggles reading it today.

Satu Misi, Satu Suara, Terus ke Mawi Anda!!!!

Bestest Haiku Blog goes to… MADHAIKU!!!!!

haiku blog of the year

Again, I don’t read many any other haiku blogs, but you are so great that you outshine everyone else! When I grow up, I want to write haiku just like you! ph33r le haiku aura!

Bestest Puppies goes to… LAINIE!!!!!

Best Puppies

Normally I wouldn’t like to recycle my awards, but in this case you win hands down :D

Special Achievement Blog Award goes to… HANTU BOLA!!!!!

Special Achievement Award

Honestly I don’t know what you guys have achieved, but whatever it is (define your own achievements here) it must be great! :D

The two final awards go hand in hand.

The Bestest Blog Award goes to… YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bestest Blog Award


And with that, here’s another award for ya…



Congratulations to all the winners :D :D :D :D :D

I won’t be around for the weekend, knock yourselves out.

open standards, anyone?

CNET published an article comparing IE7 with MF2. MF2 won hands down of course. Read it here.

I’ve never been a fan of IE; previously I used Netscape, then Opera, and now I faithfully use Firefox. I use IE only when I absolutely HAVE to, for example in circumstances such as this:


This post was brought to you by using GIMP, WordPress and Firefox on a Suse Linux OS.

melaka food trip

On Saturday, a few noobs and I went to Melaka negeri bersejarah to visit Hang Tuah to have a food fest.

First stop, satay. Or sate. Or meat on sticks, however you want to call it.

Melaka - ShaolinTiger hantam all the satay
ST so greedy

Melaka - Fireangel and KY eats satay
KY so pervert

Melaka - Kim ate everything
Kim champion!

Then off to Jonker street for pohpiah…

Melaka - soliciting for poh piah

More on this poh piah over at KY’s… I can’t tell you how it was because I didn’t eat it.

Then the best cendol and otak2 evar OMG!

Melaka - Fireangel eats cendol and otak otak

I don’t mind having 5 of those :D The cendol not FA kthx.

(one FA is enough for us to share :D)

Then there was some other food which I’m sure the others will blog about later.

Melaka - Suanie poses

I love the old Melaka walkways.

At night we went for satay celup.

Melaka- - Finally Kim gave up

Even though she gave up at the end, she was still champion! Way to go!

reese’s/ muscles/ mushroom/ penguin

Remember my shameless beggary for Reese’s peanut butter cups? Well, a week after that, I got this in the mail:

Parcel from MadHaiku

A special delivery from MadHaiku, w00t! The note read, “Suanie, Don’t Get FAT! Best, mad”.

Reese's peanut butter cups from MadHaiku

Me and all those around me who shares my Reese’s loves you, Mad!

Then yesterday I found this on my table:

Parcel from Niki

From Niki, w00t! She wrote (in very nice handwriting):

Dear Suanie,

Came across some Reese’s today when I went grocery, I got you… hmm let me see… 80 of them!! Which means a 6400 kcal if you finish everything. But whateva la… it’s near Christmas already, nobody cares. Hahaha… Hope that the chocolates won’t melt when they reach you and remember to put the whole box into the fridge. Oh forgot to tell you that I unpacked them so it’s easier for me to pack in the small box. Don’t mind okay!

Last but not least all the best in everything and please entertain me with more of your blogs. Take care – Niki

p/s Wish you a Reese’s Christmas and a Reese’s New Year!

Reese's peanut butter cups from Niki

Thank you thank you Niki! I’ll try not to finish everything at one go ;)

Epitaph: She died and went to Reese’s peanut butter cups heaven.

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Was watching some documentary the other day, and saw this, and I couldn’t resist.

muscles from brussel

I love it when they LITERALLY translate stuff :D

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William's portabello with bacon, cheese and stuffed squid

Portobello topped with bacon and cheese surrounded by stuffed squid. Me likey. Only at William’s at Taman Mayang Jaya!

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Nicely wrapped Novell penguin

I didn’t have enough bags for the fat penguins, so I bought clear plastic wrappers, that blue flower thing (what is it called?) and string, then performed some handiwork magic, and now it’s good to go (to the press)!

I am so great I could choke and die.

books are great (2)

If I really like a book, it will take me less than 3 days to finish reading it.

For example, Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. Like everyone else, I later realised it was pretty much crap. But to give credit where credit is due, the book was gripping enough for me to finish it within 2 days.

I am a fast reader, even though I sometimes skip certain words and paragraphs and would go ‘huh what where’ when friends discuss a book. It’s a bad habit I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to change and finally I gave up. If I like the book enough I’ll read it again, more slowly the second (and third and fourth) time around.

Unless it’s Bill Clinton’s biography. I am sorry to report that it has been more than two months now, but I still have not reach the Monica Lewinsky story. Not even sure if it’s in it. It’s not that the book is uninteresting — I think Bill Clinton’s a charmer and I like his ideas on some things, but American politics can be draggy to read sometimes. Democrats, Republications, the entire US Senate and ruling procedures… it’s like being back in Form 6 and studying the Malaysian constitution and things you couldn’t care less about :P

My bro-in-law recommended that I read ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. I saw that Sharizal has a copy and so I borrowed it. I hope to finish reading the book sometime next year :D

That’s why despite Sharon Bakar’s generous offer to lend me her copy of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, I am reluctant as for now because I know I will take a darn long time to read it.

For some reason, I’ve developed quite a fondness for Anderson Cooper. He’s so drop-dead gorgeous (to me), must be the grey/silver hair effect. I think I have a thing for older men, though Cooper isn’t that old. I read in some forums that even 16 year old girls and boys have crushes on him. No matter kids, you can love him all you like but at the end of the day, he’s coming home with me.

Hahaha, I wish :P

Anyway he wrote his memoirs, ‘Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival’. MPH priced it at RM99.00. Kinokuniya is selling it at RM100.30. I am not about to spend over RM50 for a book, not even for Anderson Cooper so I guess I’ll have to wait for the paperback. Or rent it from Rent-A-Book. Or who reading this blog has a copy that I can borrow? :D :D

I’m re-reading Dale Carnegie’s self-help classic, ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ for the 20th time. I wish more people would read this book and apply its principles. Would make socialising a whole lot easier.

For the 1000th time, I don’t want to know everything there is to know about you, again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again x10000.

Phewww… that felt good.

No, not talking about anyone in particular.

I’ve read two of Adeline Yen Mah’s books, and they were about unwanted daughters. Quite sad, though I cannot relate to the stories. My parents could not be gender-biased even if they wanted to :P

Since my dad is the eldest son in his family, I always thought it was a pity that he did not have a son to continue the tradition, so to speak. Of course his younger brothers can and did have sons, but my dad is the eldest mah. You know how very traditional/conservative some Chinese families could be. In fact this preferential treatment is still very much in practise today. Ask your friends who have brothers, they may be able to tell you some stories.

But my dad begged to differ. He maintains that there is no difference between sons and daughters. His mother did not prefer sons over daughters, and he does not see any reasons why anyone should do that. Customs and traditions, yes but he thinks they are bollocks. Remember that my dad is a life-long atheist.

So while I cannot relate to Adeline Yen Mah’s sob story, I can very well empathise with her. It is utter bollocks to have fortune-tellers (unless you are in the profession itself, it is difficult to ascertain which fortune-teller is genuine or not) tell you that you must give away this and that son or daughter (but mostly daughters) because they bring you bad luck.

Nonsense. Bullshit. Horse crap. Ignorant dumb fucks who don’t deserve their children. Go jump into a river or three.

Hence books are great. You don’t need to go through some things to know that you have been very lucky, and there are many before you, and there will be many after you who will continue to suffer bad luck through no fault of their own. You didn’t ask to be born into this world, into a certain family, did you? So that wasn’t your fault, though I’m not saying that you should continue to wallow in self-pity, refusing to do something about it if you can. How? I don’t know, watch Oprah.

I didn’t need to be unwanted to know what it almost feels like, thanks to Adeline Mah’s powerful story-telling. In that sense, books are great. That was the point of me rambling on for so long.

I didn’t need to develop Neurofibromatosis Type II to have a glimpse of a patient’s life. Just buy Yvonne Foong’s “I’m not sick, just a bit unwell” for RM19.90 to read all about it.

I suspect the reason this post has such lack of direction is that I am so sleepy. Another working week starting tomorrow.

Jose Gonzalez’s Heartbeats music video below. Enjoy. Toodles.