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Lim Kok Wing University 2009 Graduation

This is one heck of a graduation day and I lurve it!

The flags represents students from all over the world studying in Lim Kok Wing University. It is an international affairs!

Never realized graduation can be so much fun. It is almost like a small concert held in a room full or ambitious student and hopeful parents.

Thank you very much to Lim Kok Wing University management for the invitation to your ‘grandest’ Class of 2009 Graduation. It is an honour indeed!  

It is a thousand millions honour when people asked me, “are you a student”? oh.. They thought I am young… YES… YES… YES… (Shameless confession!)

It is not too much for me to state here that Lim Kok Wing is the most prestigious universities in Malaysia.  The prominent factor that made it to be what it is today is the LKW brand!

 The brand is visible the moment you enter the compound of the university. It never looks like a typical Malaysian university. The design of the university complex really define what is Lim Kok Wing is all about; creative, innovation and forward. Modern and futuristic architecture combined with state of the art interior that channel strong and brilliant aura. Just like the creator; Tan Sri Lim Kok Wong.

It’s a concert!

The man. Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing.

The Welcome Malaysian drum; Malay kompang, Chinese and Indian drum.

If you ain’t in black, you are so outcast!

Graduates from Bangladesh and Turkey


Tun Mahathir daughter, Maizura Mahathir. She’s one of the President’s Awards for Young Achievers. This is a special category that recognizes outstanding effort put in by student in extra-mural activities. The students have demonstrated single-minded dedication to achieving excellence and this award honour the sincerity of the efforts. Congratulations to Maizura and Tun Mahathir and Tun Hasmah.

After the graduation session, there’s a “post graduation tea” for the VVIP’s. Well , I am so no VVIP, but they put me in! Tq.. tq..


Myself with LKW council members, Tan Sri Jins Shamsudin



Chief Minister of Negeri Sembilan, Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan, Raja Datin Seri Salbiah Tengku Nujumudin, Puan Sri Khatijah Yassin and Tan Sri Aseh Haji Che Mat; the Chairman of LKW University Council and one “brangan” blogger!

 It’s Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob family. Dafi  AF sister is also one of the recipients for President Award for Young Achievers. Dafi is not around though!

From left, Nina Sabrina Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Datin Seri Muhaini Zainal Abidin Datin. Puan Sri Khadijah Yassin (love her striking Chanel) and Dafi brothers..


Proud Menteri Besar family!

From left; Pn Sri Khatijah Yassin, Raja Datin Seri Salbiah Tengku Nujumudin,Datuk Seri Mohamad Hassan (Neg Sembilan MB), Tan Sri Aseh bin Haji Che Mat (Lim Kok Wing Council Member Chairman)

To learn more about Lim Kok Wing University, click here.

p/s: I case your are in LKW. Don’t forget to taste the delicious ice blended durian at Wing Cafe!

July 14, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | | 6 Comments

Tun Mahathir and Tun Hasmah surprise birthday bash!

Guess who bringing note book (the one with papers) to a birthday function?

Yes… some of you say it right. It is me, the most ultimate nerdy in the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom!

It was a big honour to be invited to  Tun Mahathir 84th birthday dinner. “My shameless confession with big ego” is I’ve been to so many high-end functions and mingle bunch of glamorous or influential figures but nothing beat the ‘ego’ to be part of Tun Mahathir’s birthday celebration.


It is actually a surprise birthday bash for Tun M and his lovely wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah whose birthday is just two days apart from his.  He jokes about he is trying his best to fade away but everyone keep inviting him! He had no idea about the party and he almost loss his words!

It is a private function so I choose to be in demure dressing mood. Casual jacket with vest, red tie and black shirt.

Day before the function, I promised myself not to wear sunglasses in that ballroom, no extra skinny pants and not to be too excited. But I can’t help myself to feel and look excited because he is the big M, Mahathir Mohamad!

I am growing up with Mahathir. Can you imagine our nation without him? The fast development, the ICT, MyKad, technological advanced passport , Langkawi, KLCC, Putrajaya, high end shopping malls… it is all because of him! He puts our country steps forward than the rest of world!

He is so popular indeed!

Where ever I go, from America to Holland to Jakarta, when I say I am from Malaysia, the first word is Mahathir. I remember when I was on a taxi ride in Beverly Hills; the driver who is an American Muslim keeps talking about amazing stories about Mahathir.  Even though he is never been to Malaysia and wonder what is Kuala Lumpur, he talks like he’s been forever living in Malaysia and under Mahathir rule.

I became popular in London thanks to Mahathir. It was during a mingle session in a conference with participants from all over the world. Most of them thought I am a Pinoy, Thai or Nepalese; but when I introduced myself as a pure Malaysian, everyone become very interested to know me because they want to know about Mahathir! Well, as a shameless attention seeker, it is really an exciting experience!

My conclusion, world view and know Malaysia because of two things, Twin Tower and Mahathir!

Did I tell you I bring my notebook? Remember? It is for me to write down any important quotes from Mahathir. Dead PDA, dead technically problematic PDA. He delivers his short and precise speech like a true legend. One of the most memorable quotes is “when miracle becomes common; it is no longer a miracle”. Wow… that is why he is such an extraordinaire, he looks miracle as if it is not a miracle! He also told the crowd that he is not easily convinced before he can touch, smell and taste the things. That’s explain everything!

The birthday celebration was done in a true Mahathir style, efficient and on time. He arrived minutes before it starts and it’s  end just on time.

The Pulut Kuning….

Tun Mahathir and Tun Siti Hasmah cutting the pulut kuning.

Tun Siti Hasmah smile when she realised I am “a bit excited”  meeting them……..

Badminton legend – Lee Chong Wei. Love his semi formal do….

Myself and Datuk Mukhriz. He is one of the most popular guy on that nite! his suit. Wonder who is he wearing!

Myself and former 3r – Azah, the mc for the nite. She looks good in baju kurung.

Ruth Sahayana performing her song, Kaulah Segala…

Kaulah segalanya Tun M!

July 10, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | , | 7 Comments

Manohara and I

It’s valid. Manohara and I are like so in common. If you deduct Daisy and Dewi from the equation, Manohara can actually be my sister!


These are the reasons why.

 Manohara likes fashion and she embraces it well.  Fan praise and photographed what she’s wearing. Mainstream media and indie bloggers take note on what brand she carried like Birkin and shoes she flaunted like Christian Louboutin!

Myself, on the other hand, like fashion too, and try to embrace fashion with all the resources I had. My friends and some of my dear CuteCarry readers did mentioned how they love the way I dressed (shameless confession!) . Some praise my bag (I can’t afford Birkin!) and my shoes (no Louboutin!)

 But one thing in common is she actually borrowed money to be fashionable. According to report in the affidavit filed by Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar and Abdul Halim Bahari on behalf of Tengku Muhammad Fakhry before Syariah High Court registrar Abu Bakar Abdullah Kutty, he claimed that before he married Manohara, she and her mother Daisy Farajina, had borrowed money from him totaling RM338,500 including a Swiss-made Audemars Piguet watch costing RM174,000.

Tengku Muhammad Fakhry also claimed that throughout their marriage from August 26 2008, Manohara or her mother had borrowed a further sum of RM634,250.

He said they understood the total of RM972,750 was a debt that had to be repaid.

 Oh…Manohara we are so in the same league.

I can’t resist when the newly arrivals just stand still on the racks somewhere in Pavilion KL or KLCC. It is like the bags or shoes are custom made especially for me! But when the cash and the credit are not on my side, I borrow money to get buy that! As simple as that!

The only different is there is no court documents involved because I repay the debt ASAP!

Look… there are no different between me and Manohara.

She and her Audemers Piguet watch costing RM174000. She probably thinks Tengku Fakhry will forget about the expensive watch.

Me and my Guess watch. It costs only RM1000+. I don’t buy this, it is a gift from someone.  


Manohara and her Birkin that probably cost USD10K.

Me and my tote. Unfortunately, it is not Birkin!

July 8, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | , | 12 Comments

Vogue September issue

 The September issue, the edition of “queen of the year” for Vogue publications finally closed it curtains. With only slightly over 400 pages, it is far smaller than 727 pages in September 2007. But according to Vogue publisher, Tom Florio “We’re a profitable book, not as profitable as we were in 2007, but very profitable.”

But Elle, the closest rival for Vogue leading in ad accounts. This is the first time in 2009!

Orait, to all Anna supporters out there, don’t panic. She stills the best. Let just blame the current economic situation, people spending habit and erm… designers refuse to spend on more advertising because people don’t want to spend. It’s all related!

It is not easy to get 400++ pages during this hard time. Praise to Anna. She works hard while in her shades ,Fendi fur coat and that iconic hair!

She is my inspirations.

For the 50th thousand times, I say this again and again. When I grow up, I want to be Anna Wintour.  

Please, Please, I beg you to watch this Vogue September issue trailer HD

July 8, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | | Leave a comment

Michael Jackson the best daddy ever

I never bought his record and I never knew this girl. But I watched this over and over again.

But this is truly touching.

Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris, speaks at MJ memorial service.

July 8, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | , | Leave a comment

Kevin Jonas engangement ring for Danielle Deleasa

This is it. 210 round pave diamonds, according to Angela Arabo, Jacob & Co vice president, who worked with Kevin to design the ring. The star “had done his homework,” Arabo said. “He knew exactly what he wanted!

Oh.. so sweet!

July 4, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | , | Leave a comment

Mariah.. where your boobs?

The new hip hop brilliant is in town and his name is Mariah Carey.


Don’t worry, she is not trying to be the next pregnant man, he… I mean SHE shoots a video for her new song “Obsessed” in New York.

Not bad for a lady…

The 500 million (equal MJ wealth) question, would you date Mariah Carey as a man?

Tell me, I want to know.

July 2, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | | 4 Comments

The last sketches

If Prince Diana perished before she can wear Jimmy Choo shoes, Michael gone before he can wear his costume.

Dennis Tompkins, This Is It tour costume designer had sketches the costume based on concept like old favourite; the gloves and socks, thrilling jacket, military salute and belt and whistles.

He is gone now.  The costumes will probably become another MJ signature look, to add from his dozens signature look. The over the edge fashion sense followed by millions because it is globally acceptable!

Michael Jackson; the Mr Universe.

The inmates in Cebu, Philippines love him too!

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | | 1 Comment

Oh.. it’s a rabbit!

Look its paint

No… it’s a doll

No… It’s a rabbit

 Oh… it is Madonna for Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2009 Collection.

She wants to be reinventing into a erm… rabbit. Don’t worry; it is just a normal diva request. She can ask for it and definitely get it!

Madonna was photographed by Steven Meisel at New York in a chic Parisian café concept set. The dim light did fabulous for a 50 year old. Marc Jacobs, the heart and soul for LV said while the two campaigns look very different, there is also a unity about them, “So it now feels like we have completed both parts of the story.”  The ad, according to Marc meant to evoke the golden age of Hollywood.

oh… what a bag.. what a bag.. what a bag…  my wishlist is that bag, birthday is comin …

About the rabbit thing, Madonna showing off the weird but ridiculously stylish rabbit ear which I think must be extremely expensive because it is from Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton!

p/s: the bags looks incredibly yummy. Finally LV turn back into LV. Classic, stylish and expensive!

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Bag, Current issue | , | 2 Comments

Erra Gugu Gaga PA scenes are “quite scripted”

Reality show is supposed to be reality but we all know some is so planned! When Kardashian’s fought, it is in the script, Paris Hilton said she acts dumb in Simple Life and some of America Next Top Model contestants tear scenes are so freaking fake!

Erra Fazira Gugu Gaga is no difference.

In that post pregnancy reality show, Erra is trying to juggle his life between baby, hubby and how to shed some kilos. She is making money while doing this. It is easy being Erra; she get on her life, let the cameras rolling and the payment is in her account! But some of the scenes are like… scripted!

The first one is when she is in the Slim World for weight management programme. Her personal assistant “accidently forgot” to bring her favourite milk bath. She is quite “mad” and instruct her PA, by hook or crook to buy that milk bath that “happened to be” from Johnson and Johnson, the main sponsor for this reality. Come on…..

Another scene. Erra told her newly appointed PA to be careful especially when it comes to matter like personal life, privacy etc etc. But her PA gossiping about Erra neighbor and even showed Erra baby pic to the Slim World staff. This is all happening when Erra is behind her PA back listening to the conversation with camera angles are perfectly positioned! Come on…


 I really LOVE Gugu Gaga… It is really entertaining, informative and just, just fun! I rush back to watch this show. Congratulations to Astro RIA, Erra and family, Vernon and everyone involved!

Astro Gugu Gaga Erra every Thursday 9pm only on ASTRO Ria.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Current issue | | 5 Comments