2nd giveaway! Closed!


I have another goodie to give away this month! A penguin tote! I made this tote last year during Christmas and was thinking to list it in Ebay but I never did! I love this tote but I love you all as well and for that, I’m giving it away.

If you want to win this tote, just:

  • leave a comment on this post. Write anything you like.
  • Please include your email (your e-mail will not be exposed in the message box). I’ll need a way to contact you if you’re the winner!

Winner will be picked randomly via random.org. Closing time will be at 5.00pm, Tuesday, July 31st (Malaysian time). I’ll be announcing the winner on Wednesday morning, August 1st (Malaysian time). International comments are welcome! I will send the bag via standard international shipping rate – approx 2 weeks to reach you wherever you are. For local, expect 3 days delivery.

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5 places to eat

naughty Yassin

Mariuca tagged me to list 5 great eating outlets.  I don’t really know how to write review, so here they are:

Santai Kitchen
My favourites here are nasi goreng kerabu, tomyam soup, mee rebus. My son likes their Chinese fried rice very much.
Location: Tesco Damansara

My husband and I love to eat their curry laksa, as for Yassin, he prefers nasi lemak!
Location: Tesco Damansara

Coffee Ritual
Their tomyam buffalo wings are the best!
Location: Phileo Damansara 1

I love the steamboat and pineapple rice here!
Location: One Utama Old Wing

Victoria Station
The house of fine steak is our all-time favourite!
Location: Medan Damansara

Okay, that was fun! According to the rules of this meme, I’m to list others who have done this list before listing my own name (see below).

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
Velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
Ta nabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas[ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles,california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Joe (NE Tennessee, USA)
10K Monkeys (Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA)
Big Stupid Tommy (Athens, Tennessee, USA)
Newscoma (Weakley County, Tennessee, USA)
Russ McBee (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)
Atomictumor Mrs Eaves (Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA)
Oh Really? LissaKay (Oak Ridge, TN, USA)
Mark Steel (Knoxville, TN, USA)
Fracas (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Sugar Queen’s Dream ( Palm Coast, Florida,USA)
Christy’s Coffee Break (Ontario, Canada)
Ordinary Folk (Nowheresville, NY)
Mariuca (Malaysia)
Emila’s Illustrated Blog (Malaysia)
Revellian (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
Seiche (Cleveland, OH USA)
A Great PleasureAdrian (Malaysia)
Remedial Rumination (Chicago, IL)
Nastasshea’s Fairy-Tale (Malaysia)

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One Word Blog Meme


Mark from MeAndMyDrum tagged me with this rather unique meme: the one word blog meme.

Where is your cell phone? here
Relationship? married
Your hair? long
Work? busy
Your sister? one
Your favorite thing? sleep
Your dream last night? none
Your favorite drink? tea
Your dream car? CRV
The room you’re in? office
Your shoes? sandals
Your fears?  aircrash
What do you want to be in 10 years? millionaire
Who did you hang out with this weekend? family
What are you not good at? sales
Muffin? banana
One of your wish list items? workstation
Where you grew up? Malaysia
Last thing you did? draw
What are you wearing? clothes
What aren’t you wearing? pantyhose
Your pet? none
Your computer? dell
Your life? happy
Your mood? ok
Missing? vacation
What are you thinking about right now? this
Your car? local
Your kitchen? small
Your summer? everyday
Your favorite color? black
Last time you laughed? today
Last time you cried? eid
School? graduated
Love? yes

I’ve no one to tag, so anyone interested in doing this meme, consider yourself tagged!

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Ever heard of Diabel or Barcelado?


I guess the answer is no!

My son’s favourite game is EA Pursuit and before he starts a race he will pick the type of car. His favourite ones are both Lamborghini’s Diablo and Murciélago and this is where Diabel and Barcelado came from! My husband and I tried many times to correct him but stubborn as he is, he insists that he has the right word! Lol!

Lilypie 4th Birthday Ticker

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More artworks

bundle of joy by emila yusof double bundles of joy by emila yusof
click to view larger version

I’ve made these for my online card store months back and haven’t had the time yet to show them here until today. Below is the process:

  1. Sketching in drawing pad
  2. Scanning
  3. Trace the sketching lines in Adobe Illustrator bearing in mind to do layers for each parts i.e beak- 1 layer, body – 1 layer, wing – 1 layer. Put colors to them. You can add *mesh tool here to create the 3D effect but as for me I like to do it in Photoshop using brush effects.
  4. Export to Adobe Photoshop and apply effects and shadings and what not (to not let the effect go outside the parts area, just pick your layer and check the lock transparent pixel buttons on top of layers tab). In the background layers, just put colors you like and apply your favourite brush effects. 

I wanted to do a more precise tutorial with pictures but I seem to remember to do it only after I have finished doing the whole process! Will remember to put my camera near me always so I won’t forget!

Note: my favourite brush effect is Chalk!

*Here is one illustration, 100% done in Adobe Illustrator using mesh tool.

'build' by emila yusof

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Poem – Illustration Friday

Let's read poem
Poem Reading with friends | Watercolour

Close up poems! Bring on that magnifier!


IF theme for this week is ‘Poem’. Here’s an illustration of a girl reading poems to her adorable friends. I know it’s too small to notice but they are reading “Starlight, Starbright” and “Who has Seen the Wind”.

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Bobby Revell  invited me to join the Feedtrain Extravaganza.

There was a feed train that made the rounds a while back but it wasn’t too successful. This time it’s back in full force and it seems that more people are looking to participate. This train was revived by JohnCowdotCom .

The idea behind this train is to try and get more subscribers. I know that most of you won’t want to subscribe to every one that is listed so just take your pick :grin: .

Here is the list of feeds:

  1. Subscribe to JohnCowdotCom
  2. Subscribe to BobmeetsWorld
  3. Subscribe to LifeisRisky
  4. Subscribe to TheKingKongBlog
  5. Subscribe to My New Hustle
  6. Subscribe to GadgetTastic
  7. Subscribe to Life of Browie
  8. Subscribe to Disregard Me
  9. Subscribe to Everybody Go To
  10. Subscribe to Brian Vaughan
  11. Subscribe to Fuery
  12. Subscribe to Sam Breadstone
  13. Subscribe to Christy’s Coffee Break
  14. Subscribe to Behind The Page
  15. Subscribe to Shine With Grace
  16. Subscribe to A Great Pleasure
  17. Subscribe to Slingshot Thoughts
  18. Subscribe to TheNextPost
  19. Subscribe to Writer’s Reviews
  20. Subscribe to Ordinary Folk
  21. Subscribe to Brown Thoughts
  22. Subscribe to Me and My Drum
  23. Subscribe to NoDirectOn (not: NoDirection)
  24. Subscribe to Revellian.com
  25. Subscribe to A Nice Place In The Sun
  26. Subscribe to A Cowboy’s Wife
  27. Subscribe to Mariuca Wish upon a Falling Star
  28. Subscribe to I thought, therefore i blog
  29. Subscribe to Make Money Online
  30. Subscribe to Cman’s Money Page
  31. Subscribe to Million Dollar Portfolio
  32. Subscribe to Unknown Namespace
  33. Subscribe to Desty Online
  34. Subscribe to Blogigs
  35. Subscribe to Make$Money$
  36. Subscribe to Slyvisions: Online Tips, Tricks,and Tools
  37. Subscribe to BlogoZine
  38. Subscribe to The Prize Blog
  39. Subscribe to PolliWogsPond
  40. Subscribe to My Journey to One Million Dollars
  41. Subscribe to JulieAnneBonner
  42. Subscribe to UglyMailbox
  43. Subscribe to Vincent Chow dot Net
  44. Subscribe to RevieWOW
  45. Subscribe to TheInternetExperiment
  46. Subscribe to Comedy Plus
  47. Subscribe to Twisted Sister Totally Pissed Off
  48. Subscribe to First Time Dad
  49. Subscribe to Mad Goat Lady
  50. Subscribe to Little Aussie Cynic
  51. Subscribe to hintofpoetry
  52. Subscribe to Carols Place For Peace
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  55. Subscribe to Kellementology
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  58. Subscribe to Thoughts-N-Wonders
  59. Subscribe to Make Money Online The Quick and Easy Way
  60. Subscribe to Kissing The Dogwood
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  66. Subscribe to Arsenal Marketing
  67. Subscribe to Family WebWatch
  68. Subscribe to Blogging Tips
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  71. Subscribe to TechCorner
  72. Subscribe to Listikal
  73. Subscribe to Jason’s Random Thoughts
  74. Subscribe to Bleneral dot Com
  75. Subscribe to Chatsquatch.net
  76. Subscribe to Manila Mom
  77. Subscribe to Personal Finance
  78. Subscribe to 40Hourstogo
  79. Subscribe to First Time Dad
  80. Subscribe to Mad Goat Lady
  81. Subscribe to Little Aussie Cynic
  82. Subscribe to hintofpoetry
  83. Subscribe to …And Miles To Go Before We Sleep…
  84. Subscribe to Aaron Cook Dotcom
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  88. Subscribe to Untwisted Vortex
  89. Subscribe to Woman: God’s Masterpiece
  90. Subscribe to This is a Miracle
  91. Subscribe to Seiche
  92. Subscribe to Another Point of View
  93. Subscribe to Emila’s Illustrated Blog
  94. Subscribe to Blog Hound
  95. Subscribe to Project Armannd
  96. Subscribe to Movie Me!
  97. Subscribe to Abundance Highway
  98. Subscribe to Success Chronicle
  99. Subscribe to Visifitness
  100. Subscribe to Whizzer News
  101. Subscribe to Making Money Through Internet
  102. Subscribe to Earn Money on the Web
  103. Subscribe to Rich Gilchrest
  104. Subscribe to Revellian
  105. Subscribe to EJCooksey
  106. Subscribe to Mariuca
  107. Subscribe to Anything Goes
  108. Subscribe to Download Google Adsense e-Book FREE
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  110. Subscribe to My Journey Into Life
  111. Subscribe to Feedget your info
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  115. Subscribeto Nihal
  116. Subscribe to Abundance Highway
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Bobby Revell invited me to join his ViralTags Unlimited. The main idea of this tagging program is to allow others that got pinged by you to easily go to your site, and copy your Anchor Text (located right after “My Anchor Text”) and URL and paste them into their ViralTags Matrix. If you follow the instructions listed below exactly, it’ll make everything easier and clearer for everyone. Thank you for your participation! Enjoy!

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The main idea of this tagging program is to allow others that got pinged by you to easily go to your site, and copy your Anchor Text (located right after “My Anchor Text”) and URL and paste them into their ViralTags Matrix. If you follow the instructions listed below exactly, it’ll make everything easier and clearer for everyone. Thank you for your participation! Enjoy!

1.) Copy and paste this program as indicated.
2.) Replace the anchor text located after “My Anchor Text” with your own anchor text. Also add your own anchor text in your ViralTags Matrix. Please keep anchor text to a max of 3 words to keep the matrix size manageable.
3.) When you get a ping back from someone that has your link in their ViralTags Matrix, practice good karma by copying his/her Anchor Text (automatically the associated link will also be copied) and paste it over your ViralTags Matrix below.
4.) Encourage and invite others to do the same and soon this can grow virally.

My ViralTag Matrix

My Anchor Text: emilayusof.com

Text Unlimited | Startup Entrepreneur Money | Gio’s Blog | Hot MySpace Layouts | Text Quotes | Coolest Friendster Layouts | A Great Pleasure | Top Commercial Videos | Top Music Videos | Virtual Entrepreneur | Bowflex-Store | Best-Cybershot | NafaSg | Search Useful Articles | Revellian.com | For Tony Redgrave | IAmSearchingFor | Adventures of aLionheart | TechCruser | Process of a Miracle | Adsense | Movie Me! | Disjointed Intelligence | emilayusof.com | New WordPress ThemesMariuca | Struggling Blogger Ramblings | Career Strategist | Guadagnare Online Nuovibusiness | Can I Have A Kiss | The Auto Writer | Make Cents Online | Struggling Blogger Ramblings | Yard Sale Review | Shakyal | Adsense free eBooks | Vanessa Unplugged |A.D.D. Chick | Bollywood Hot Actresses | Tollywood Hot Actresses| Tote Bag Confesses | Hollywood Beauties | Wired PR Works | Blogger Whale | Tips On Blogging | My Murphy’s Law | Wildheart’s Works | She Rambles On | VlujunbagaFeedget| For Tony Redgrave| g2bgreen |  PoliticalRogue |  SoccerOverload | Financial Independence |

Important: Once I get a ping back from you, I will add your anchor text and the associated link to my Viral Tag Matrix above. As more and more bloggers copy and paste this matrix, the more back links you will have with your anchor text. If everybody who copy and paste from your blog does the same, pretty soon this will spread and go viral. So, the sooner you participate, the more links with anchor text you will receive. Please follow the instructions exactly, it’ll make everything easier and clearer for everyone.

Definition of terms:

  • Anchor Text – Also known as Link Text, the clickable text of a hyperlink. Search Engine often look at anchor text to determine what the link is about and thus infer the subject of the site to which the link points. Anchor Text can be your site or blog title or any words that would describe your site or blog. (Ex. Transformers Blog, Autobots Online Dating, Robots In Disguise)
  • URL -An acronym for “Uniform Resource Locator,” this is the address of a resource on the Internet. World Wide Web URLs begin with http:// (Ex. http:// www.yourwond3rblogg .com)
  • Ping (blog ping) – A notification to a web site that a blog has been created or updated.
  • Search Engine – see Google, Yahoo, MSN, Live, Technorati, and so on…
  • SERP – (Search Engine Results Page) The page of results that a search engine returns.
  • Google PR (PageRank) – The PageRank system is used by the popular search engine Google to help determine a page’s relevance or importance.

(ViralTags courtesy of FoundersCafe)

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