Tuesday, July 19, 2005

dear diary

i'm on a 2 day break from shoot. can't describe this feeling of having nothing to do.. heavenly but not so heavenly. i have a 6.30 am call time tomorrow for impian illyana, but luckily it's at bangsar and not at the studio in bukit bintang. which only means i get to sleep an extra half hour. the first episode of impian illyana was aired on ntvy7 yesterday nite. for the young ones, this might be something to look for. i had fun shooting the episodes of this 5 minute drama, and am still having fun with it. lydia, who plays illyana is the same age as me.. 24 in real life. and the first time we met.. we clicked immediately. its no wonder that we got the part :) wardina who play's the role of julyana, illyana's sister, is a joy to work with. so is putri zehan, who plays the role of fazlyana. chitchatting in the wardrobe room is our favourite pastime, only because, the studio is one northpole in the center of bukit bintang. awal.. mr mat smart :) and raja farah plays anita perfectly.

chicky hour has extended another season of 13 episode with new cartoon astro boy that will be aired on 31st august.. syukur alhamdulillah :)

august will be a very special month for me... i'll keep u updated.. :)

Monday, July 18, 2005

impian illyana

do catch impian illyana, a 5 minute drama on ntv7. monday to friday 8.55 pm -9.10 pm. a funny and charming story about 17 year old illyana. i play the role of fasha. bestfriend to illyana. enjoy the show yeah!! :)

casts include : lydia ibtisam, wardina, putri zehan, awal ashaari and raja farah.

go to http://www.impianillyana.com.my

Saturday, July 09, 2005

so.. are u lucky or are u not?

its been such a hectic week. and it's going to be more hectic for the next 2 months. but on the positive side of it. i think its simply amazing. i dont know if its going to make much sense.. but i'm gonna reach 25 soon.. and its the year 2005, so perhaps, maybe its one of those reasons why i think its an amazing year for me. i started the year with a lot of things on my mind. things that i personally wanted to create. aah the scariest part of it is when i think to myself wether or not i am able to have all that i say i want.i'll share about that later..

i'm going to share an article. and id love for you to read it.this article is about the LUCK factor.

By Professor Richard Wise man, University of Hertfordshire.

Ten years ago, I set out to examine luck. I wanted to know why some people are always in the right place at the right time, while others consistently experience ill fortune.

I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me. Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and, over theyears, I have interviewed them, monitored their lives and had them take part in experiments.

The results reveal that although these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck, their thoughts and behavior are responsible for much of their good and bad fortune. Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not.

I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. I had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper saying: "Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win #250." This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than two inches high.

It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it. Unlucky
people are generally more tenses than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected. As a result, they miss opportunities because they are too focused on looking for somethingelse. They go to parties intent on finding their perfect partner and so miss opportunities to make good friends. They look through newspapers determined to find certain types of job advertisements and miss other types of jobs.

Lucky people are more relaxed and open, and therefore see what is there rather than just what they are looking for. My research eventually revealed that lucky people generate good fortune via four principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.

Towards the end of the work, I wondered whether these principles could be used to create good luck. I asked a group of volunteers to spend a month carrying out exercises designed to help them think and behave like a lucky person. These exercises helped them spot chance opportunities, listen to their intuition, and expect to be lucky, and be more resilient to bad luck.

One month later, the volunteers returned and described what had happened.

The results were dramatic: 80% of people were now happier, more satisfied with their lives and, perhaps most important of all, luckier. The lucky people had become even luckier and the unlucky had become lucky.

Finally, I had found the elusive "luck factor".

Here are Professor Wise man's four top tips for becoming lucky:

- Listen to your gut instinct -they are normally right

- Be open to new experiences and breaking your normal routine

- Spend a few moments each day remembering things that went well

- Visualize yourself being lucky before an important meeting or telephone call

Luck is very often a self-fulfilling prophecy!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

mostly what i need

i like this song. honesty by billy joel. i sometimes feel i live in a world where honesty is hard to find. and when i do, i truly treasure the moment. maybe the truth might hurt sometimes. but i've learned that being honest with each other is the best possible way to grow. and to all that's been ever so brutally honest with me, i thank u, because its mostly what i need from you.

If you search for tenderness
it isn't hard to find.
You can have the love you need to live.
But if you look for truthfulness
You might just as well be blind.
It always seems to be so hard to give.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.

I can always find someone
to say they sympathize.
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve.
But I don't want some pretty face
to tell me pretty lies.
All I want is someone to believe.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.

I can find a lover.
I can find a friend.
I can have security until the bitter end.
Anyone can comfort me
with promises again.
I know, I know.

When I'm deep inside of me
don't be too concerned.
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone.
But when I want sincerity
tell me where else can I turn.
Because you're the one I depend upon.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.