Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tags Galore!

Warning!! This is going to be one really long post. I owe a lot of tags/memes from so many wonderful bloggers. So this is my attempt to clear my 'debts'... hehehe. I kinda liked the way Nick did his tag marathon so I borrowed his concept for this tags galore:D

I was tagged by the lovely Shana and the clowny Nick for this meme (I've no idea what the name is!). You are to link 5 posts you've written in the past that correspond with the 5 keywords listed below. Then, tag at least 2 more people (preferably new acquaintance) so you can get to know more about them. It would be nice if you read the linked posts and leave your comments as well. So here we go....

* Link 1 must be about FAMILY

* Link 2 must be about FRIENDS

* Link 3 must be about YOURSELF, who you are, what you’re all about

* Link 4 must be about something YOU LOVE

* Link 5 can be ANYTHING you choose

And now I'd like to pass this tag on to these 2 great bloggers!:)
Barrett and Sally


The 4-Answer Tag!
I was tagged by Nick (as always). It looks pretty simple because all I have to do is answer 4 simple questions:)

4 jobs I’ve had
  • Audit Assistant
  • Bank Teller
  • Chief Clerk
  • Secretary

4 films I could watch over and over
  • Transformers
  • Grease 2
  • Sound of Music
  • The Da Vinci Code

4 Places I have lived
  • Penampang
  • Taman Tan Yew Lai
  • Puchong
  • Subang

4 Favorite TV shows
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Heroes
  • CSI (Vegas & New York)
  • America's Next Top Model

4 Favorite Foods
  • Cakes (I have a sweet tooth!!)
  • Sweet Sour Fish/Chicken/Pork
  • Shrimp, Lobster, Prawns and all their related 'cousins'
  • USJ 12's Goreng Pisang (Banana Fritters)

4 Websites I visit everyday?
  • See My Mumblinks Blog Roll

4 Places I would love to be
  • New Zealand
  • Austria (My sister lives there)
  • Vatican City, Italy (See all the landmarks mentioned in Dan Brown's 'Angel & Demons')
  • Penampang (There's no place like home)

4 Favorite Colors
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Brown

4 Names I love but would/could not use for my children

  • Margendore (My sisters would know why)
  • Snow White
  • Calvin & Hobbes
  • Bumblebee
I'm not going to tag anybody but if you like this, feel free to participate:)


And for the third meme, about 8 Question You Shouldn't Say Around A Mother With Two Rambunctious Kids!
Thanks to Mariuca and Nick (that bumbling doofus that did this tag wrongly... wahahaha... sori ah, ampun tuanku) for tagging me.

1) Mom, where's my breakfast? (On a weekend at 7.00am)

2) Mom, where's my lunch? (On a weekend at 10.30am)

3) Mom, where's my dinner? (On a weekend at 5.00pm)

4) Where did you buy this outfit? (Stop pretending to like what I'm wearing, after all it's only T-Shirts and shorts)

5) Would you like to buy an insurance policy?(If I want to buy, I will approach you myself!)

6) What? Only two dishes? (Cook your own food bozo!)

7) Why does your face look like a moon's landscape? (Really? Yours look as if a truck has run over it... wahahaha)

8) What's wrong with you? (I'm a Leo remember?)

I'm not going to tag anybody but if you like this, feel free to participate:)


Tag Number Four: 10 Questions For Nessa.
Nick (again) tagged me to participate in this questionnaire. Ten questions, five answers, tag five people. Instructions: Remove the blog from the top, move all blogs up one, and then add yourself to the bottom.

Who’s Yo Mama, Life in the Fast Lane, Life is Murphy’s Law, Huma B~, Anything Goes!, Mumblings <--(that’s me!)

1. What were you doing ten years ago?

  • I was in Brunei's 'Jerudong Park' with my sister
  • I climbed Mt. Kinabalu for the 3rd time
  • Took a ferry ride to Labuan Island and I got sea-sick
  • I was working at Telekom Malaysia
  • I got my driving license

2. What were you doing 1 year ago?

  • I 'migrated' to KL
  • Went to Desa Wet World, felt like a kid again playing in the water with my kids

3. What are five snacks you enjoy?

  • Banana Fritters
  • Jeruk Asam (Preserved Fruit)
  • Kuaci (Sunflower seeds)
  • Pistachio
  • Scones at tea-time

4. What are five songs you know the lyrics to?

  • Edelweiss
  • We Are The World
  • Planet Earth by Duran-Duran
  • Please Don't Go Girl by NKOTB
  • Gemilang by Jacklyn Victor

5. Five Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire:

  • Hire a maid
  • Get a make-over
  • Go on a shopping spree
  • Send my son (who has Learning Disorder) to a personal tutor
  • Visit my sister in Austria and play in the snow until I freeze!

6. Five Bad Habits:

  • Sensitive
  • Nag
  • Bad temper
  • Moody
  • Indecisive

7. Five Things You Like To Do:

  • Reading
  • Blogging
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Decorating

8. Five Things You Would Never Wear:

  • Swim-suits (I'm very conscious and I NEVER wore one before)
  • Plunging neckline
  • Tights
  • Cheongsam (unless I have a 'modelly' body)
  • Chains

9. Five Favorite Toys:

  • Don't have any:(

10. Five Things You Hate To Do:

  • Work!
  • Laundry
  • Cleaning up after cooking
  • Folding the laundry
  • Public-Speaking

Phew! Glad I'm done with that. Now I tag Ann and Spiff, The Spaceman!


Tag Number Five: The Food Meme.
Adrian of First Time Dad tagged me to list 5 great places to eat. So here goes...

Dave's Deli

My all-time favourite dish is their Ox-Tail Soup. It's simply mouth watering. Before this, Ox-tail sounded extremely foreign to me, I mean why would people wanna eat the tail of an ox? But after trying dish for the first time a few years back, I was hooked on it. Unfortunately, some of the Dave's outlets don't carry this dish on the menu anymore.

Caprilla (Kota Kinabalu)
This was my favourite hangout with my office mates back in Kota Kinabalu, way back in 1995-1996! It is located at Wisma Merdeka and there was also one at Centrepoint KK. I've no idea if they are still around. I hope my fellow Sabahan bloggers will enlighten me on this. My favourite is their 'Beef Spaghetti' topped with loads of cheese on it!! Yummy, simply to die for

Esquire Kitchen (Lifestyle's OUG Plaza)

This restaurant serves a variety Chinese food. The food is tasty, affordable and the place is clean with a nice family kind of ambiance. I've tried a few of their outlets in different locations but the one at Lifestyles OUG so far is the best. I guess the chef there is pretty competent and serves up some really tasty dishes. I can't give you a specific favourite here but I'll say, try all the dishes :)

Soto Stall at KingDoo Coffee shop, Kota Kinabalu
This typical loud, noisy and hot coffee shop has a stall that serves one mean and tasty soto! (Indonesian noodle soup). Located on the ground floor (just below Telekom Malaysia) at Sadong Jaya, Kota Kinabalu. Again, I'm not sure if they're still around since I haven't visited that place since 2000!

So, now you know my favourite food haunts :) Now I'm gonna tag Shana & Cindy cos I really wanna know where their favourite haunts are, and I know some of them really love eating ... LOL! Sorry peeps, no pics!

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)
tanabata (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)
This is a miracle (Singapore)
Emila’s Illustrated Blog (Malaysia)
Revellian (Mississippi Gulf Coast)
A Great Pleasure (Malaysia)
Anything Goes! (Malaysia)
Mumblings (Malaysia)


Tag No. 6 - The Face Behind The Blog

Mariuca tagged me to reveal my face behind the blog quite a while ago but I've been sitting on it for ages. It wasn't because I'm not brave enough to reveal my face, I do have my picture on my blog in the sidebar, but I was just plain lazy to get to it. Today I decided to get it done, otherwise the blog police are gonna get me... hehehe. So, here we go!

Description : A down to earth and ordinary girl
Why "Mumblings" : Cos I love to mumble
Name : Nessa
Country : Malaysia
Email : See my profile
Birthday : 14 August
Fav Color : Orange
Fav Drink : Orange Juice
Fav Fruit : Seedless Grapes
Fav Dessert : Any cheesy cakes
Hobbies : Reading, Cooking, Decorating & Gardening
Some of the blogs that I know which put up picture(s) of me are : Food Wishes Video Recipe

I'd like to see your faces:

Chef John - Susie - Juler
Next include the link to the others who have displayed their pix, or even include their pix in your post, adding a reference to it.

Gayla at Mom GadgetChar at Essential KeystrokesPaul at Reflections Rob at 2DolphinsZep at The In-Sect Ingo at StixsterStevie at Lost In Cyberspace The Paper Bull at (oddly enough) The Paper BullLisa Sabin-Wilson at Just A Girl In The WorldDawud Miracle at Wendy Piersall at eMoms at Home The Beta News Randa Clay at Randa Clay DesignDrew McLellan at The Marketing MinuteBecky McCray at Small Biz Survival Phil Gerbyshak at Make it Great!Steve Woodruff at StickyFigure Dave Olson at Live the GREAT life that you desireGreg at Become a Remote Control SEOAriane Benefit at Neat Living Blog Genesis at the At Home Mom BlogArmen at iFFECT.NET Mihaela Lica at Online Public RelationsTara at Graphic Design BlogDoris Chua at Home Office Women Edward Mills at Evolving TimesTony D. Clark at Success from the Nest Jonathan-C Phillips at SmartWealthyRichKaren at A Deaf Mom Shares Her WorldLisa Gates at intrinsic life design Rammel Firdaus at rammelfirdaus.comCarol at Pentimento Adam Kayce at Monk at WorkThomas at Technical BloggerTammy Lenski at I Can?t Say That! Chris Brown at Branding & Marketing Rory Sullivan at HamelifeDerek Wong at Going The Wong WayEmbuck at embuck.comMs. Q at QMusings Shelly Tucker at This Eclectic Life Steve at Ramblings from the MarginalizedTroy Worman at on!blogLilith at Lilith’s Owl NestRevov at REVO-OVER Karin at Stop/Start Jamy at Seay's Kopitam this is a miracle Anything Goes!Wishing On A Falling Star Mumblings

Well, that's taken me practically half the day. The kids are banging on the door demanding food... hehehe ... so, I'm gonna post this now and go feed those hungry boys. Thanx to all those who took the trouble to tag me, sorry I took so long to get it out but it's finally out:)


  1. Wui, panjang nyer :) That's a mighty lot of tags you've been sitting on, huh? Just like me la. And you can borrow my ideas anytime :) Hak milik TAK terpelihara ... LOL!

  2. Hi Nessa! Wow, this is a very long post indeed!

    First off, Happy Belated Birthday Nessa! Another year older, another year wiser? ;)

    Ur face doesn't look like a moon's landscape la, where got?! I love Grey's and Heroes too, can't wait for their new season!

    Thanks for doing my tags, i will include u in my list for the food meme and face behind the blog meme. Please include me in ur face behind the blog meme list here too dear, thanks! Hope ur enjoying ur weekend!

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  3. Well, you started it Nick!:) It's a great idea though. I think I have 2 or 3 tags left but I'll let them accumulate first.

    Thanks for the belated b'day wish Mariuca! A year wiser? I don't know, maybe:) Dulu la when I was a teen, when the hormones were sky high!! Ok, will add you in the list. Cheers!

  4. Oh! look another tag... thanks for adding some more in my KIV list.

  5. Nessa-Holy Hannah montana that is a lot of tags! Way to go! I do the same thing! I sit on the tags I get each week and repost them on Thursdays! So you can look for my response to the first tag Thursday! I hope your having a great weekend, take care Nessa!

  6. Sori sis but you're one of those in the permanent tag list!:P

    Barrett - What a cool and ingenious way to post your tags, Thurday's Tags! Hope you're having a swell weekend yourself:)

  7. Hi there.. My my.. You have been tagged ALOT! Well, all of 'em are great memes.. Gets people to know you a whole lot better. :) Love reading your blog.. :D

  8. Hi Shemah! Nice having you here:) I still have a few in my KIV file! LOL

  9. hey.. u lived in Puchong before huh? im from there as well! :)

    *wink wink


  10. Thanks for the well wishes and the kind words about Tag Thursdays! Just makes my life easier! Hope things are well on your side of the globe!

  11. Nessa, that's a lot of tags to do in a post. Congrates for making that possible. You are just awesome. I felt breathless reading those & really thumbs up to you for getting them all done so neatly....Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Hi Tulip! I stayed in Puchong for almost a year, then I returned to my hometown in Sabah for 2 years. And now I'm back in KL again. Pindah-randah mcm nomads! Heehee

    Barrett - You're most welcome my friend:D Look forward to reading your Thursday's Tags!

    Janice - I tell you it took me 5 hours to complete this tag! Thanks for taking the trouble to read. Hugs to your little ones:)

  13. Nessa-How is your week going so far? I appreciate the nice comments on my Editorial Sundays article! Can't wait to hear what's new with you! Take care and have a great week!

  14. Hey Barrett! Been a slow week for me, I want the month to end! I always like a new month, it's like a new beginning:D Hope things are well with ya.

  15. Hey Nessa, I posted the meme today! gotta love Tag Thursdays! Hope this finds you well!

  16. Thanks for the update Barrett. I love your Tag Thursdays:D

  17. Welcome to Mumblings LB! Hope to see you around more often:)


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