Monday, December 22, 2008

Nokiaworld 2008 - Various

Recyle!, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Nokia going green. Recycle!

The fluorescent toilets, originally uploaded by simplysu.

The fluorescent toilets.

The green carpet, originally uploaded by simplysu.

The green carpet leading to morning keynote sessions.

Rest and relax, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Rest and relax area.

All photos of Nokiaworld 2008 can be found here at Simplysu's photostream in flickr.

Nokiaworld 2008 - The experience lounge

The experience lounge, originally uploaded by simplysu.

The experience lounge of Nokiaworld 2008.

Join the fun at nokiaworld, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Getting hands-on experience on the latest developments.

Three at once, originally uploaded by simplysu.

All eyes on the N97.

Yellow, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Colourful quiz booths at the lounge.

Nokiaworld 2008 - Press Q&A

Press Q&A, originally uploaded by simplysu.

The ocean of journalists.

, originally uploaded by simplysu.

With Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (President and CEO, Nokia) and Anssi Vanjoki
(Executive Vice President, Markets, Nokia)

, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Journalist at work.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Nokiaworld 2008 - Keynote

, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Ocean of journalists well-equipped with their laptops

, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, President and CEO of Nokia

Open to new possibilities, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Open to new possibilities

, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Demonstration of Mail on Ovi

, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Ray Hammond, Europe's Leading Futurologist

(You can find some videos of the keynotes at Nokiaworld 2008 here.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nokiaworld 2008 - Food

food@nokiaworld, originally uploaded by simplysu.

I don't know what these things are called but they didn't just look pretty, they were yummy too!

food@nokiaworld, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Red wine served in the middle of the day? No way. It was just juice.

food@nokiaworld, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Snowy creampuffs. There was no snow in Barcelona but it sure was cold.

food@nokiaworld, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Potato salad! Carbo that kept me warm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nokiaworld 2008 - Hotel Arts Barcelona

At 8 in Barcelona, originally uploaded by simplysu.

In red, originally uploaded by simplysu.

The hotel, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Photos of Hotel Arts Barcelona.

Hotel Arts Barcelona - the hotel we were stationed at while attending Nokiaworld 2008. A really comfortable place to wind down after the event.

On a personal note, I just couldn't resist loving the flower decorations at the hotel. They were just oh, so gorgeous!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Nokiaworld 2008 - Barcelona airport

Airport, originally uploaded by simplysu.

Barcelona's airport.

Was there for a Nokia annual event - Nokiaworld 2008. Expect more photos to come! :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Past, Present, Future

"If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions.
If you want to know your future, look into your present actions."

I've made mistakes in the past. Not just one, not just two, but many. As much as I would like to go back in time to erase them, I make sure I learn from them. Making sure I won't do the same mistakes anymore. It's always better late than never.

As quoted above, my present is a result of my past, but it's my actions today that determine my future.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Be genuine, be sincere

Always be genuine. Always be sincere.
Always do things with love and care in your heart.
feel it if you do, and people feel it if you don't.
It always make a difference.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Malaysian skies

The first day I stepped foot into Osaka, I fell in love with the Osakan skies. And then fell even deeper during the first summer when there were blue skies with different kinds of clouds everyday!

I tried to recall how the skies looked like when I was in Malaysia but just couldn't remember anything. Then only I realised that I never really spent time watching the skies when I was back in Malaysia. Unlike when I'm in Osaka, I often look out into the skies in between studies, or when I'm riding the bus, or waiting for the bus to come, or on the bicycle.

I've been back in Malaysia for a week now. And today was the first time in my whole life, I sat down to watch the Malaysian skies. And it was beautiful. It was more beautiful than I expected. I couldn't help wondering whether there was someone out there who thought the same as I did, that the Malaysian skies were just beautiful today.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

dealing with leftovers

Brushing some egg and sesame seed on my leftover sweet potato paste and then of course baking it, I made myself another batch of sweets for my poor tummy that has never once been full ever since winter came. They usually make this with normal yellow/orange sweet potatoes, but I thought these purple ones look much nicer! Purplish as it may seem, not even one drop of colouring in it! :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

The baking craze continues

Today's menu would be everything associated with frozen pie sheets. Presenting to you, パルミエ Palmier and 紫芋パイ sweet potato pie!

If you know what 源氏パイ genji-pie is, then you would know what Palmier is. It's just a very simple crispy delicacy where you just brush egg and sprinkle sugar on pie sheets and then tuck it into the oven. and voila, some snacks for supper! :)

Sweet potato pie was another easy and fun baking experiment. Mixing mashed sweet potatoes with some honey, butter, sugar, milk(or cream) and rum. And then folding it in between the pie sheets. No need for recipes since u will not be able to resist testing the potato paste along the way.

And for those who have never used frozen pie sheets before, you don't have to worry whether or not it will rise enough to be fluffy or not, coz it does. Well, at least it did for me. hehe. My next hurdle shall be kneading the dough myself. Wish me luck! :)

Last, but not least, how could I forget dear ponpon's birthday. hehe.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

黒砂糖風味の蒸しパン @ Malaikou

Bitten by the baking bug lately, I've been going through recipes after recipes for the past few days. And couldn't resist baking ( in this case steaming would be more presice I guess hehe) something after finally buying my baking powder today. And thus resulting in these.

黒砂糖風味の蒸しパン, kuro sato fumi no mushi-pan, literally meaning black sugar steamed bread in Japanese, is actually something like our malaikou in Malaysia. Thanks to the 4 tsp of baking powder, they popped up just perfect for the camera. Of course, for the tummy too. *big grin*