Tuesday, July 28, 2009

#$$@@ !

I feel so strongly about this I just have to blog. I hate pengecuts , cowards. A neighbour of ours insinuated that we deliberately run over their cats. Bodoh ke apa? When the confronted she sd she did not accuse us, adding that my husband once ran over her cat. Once yes.. People make three point turn at our house as it is at a cul de sac.. Can be anyone.

I have issues about these cats for such a long time. Scratching furnitures, trying to 'beranak ' at our hse, crapping at lawns and the gate.Ok that is the nature of cats.. granted. But we neighbours have to put up a lot.I tak tergamak nak buang kucing (one of the neighbours actually did this) let alone langgar deliberately. Hello.. kalau sayang sangat buatlah kandang not a beautiful cat hse with no ventilation. ( she has a beautiful one mcm dog hse kat belakang). Bodoh pun ada jugak!

When confronted she said she did not accuse us..

She told my neighbours

Saya tak tuduh awak dan awak. agaknya sebab kucing kita berak dekat rumah dia.
Then sd my husband knocked down her cat once.

When confronted, she accussed of the neighbours spreading lies, shouldnt listen to them etc.. when I came with the neighbour- tak nak kluar rumah.. Hahaha.. She sd I'm mad- pompuan gila she called me..

The cats do not move when cars approach, even when you blared the horns on them. I made sure I didnt knock them. You know about pets and their owners how they look alike. I guess dumb cats equals to..

That's it no cats! In the meantime the cats and their craps are going back to the owners gate. I will personally make sure.

I usually hate confrontation - My boss used to tell me I was too soft with my staff, once my boss suruh marah sorang it took all the energy out. I just hate it so I dont do it often. I just cant stand people talking behind backs.you have issues with me tell me to my face. Of course she made out as if I'm the unreasonable one. Am I being unreasonable? Such small matter - bak kata anak dia yg has more sense than the mother. Her husband sd I should respect her bcoz of her age.. Being older of course shes supposed to be wiser. Opps lupa wise tak ada dlm vocab dia.

On the positive side.. I have made it clear to the husband - jaga kucing 2 tu betul .. no berak merata2 and I'm not the only neighbour complaining.

Hahaha mcm scene kat Desperate Housewives.

Positive thing came out of this.. Next time jaga mulut dia - jgn selalu perli2, she often does this but we ignored her. And I hope no more cat craps!





Monday, July 20, 2009

Wii







So many things happened since I last blogged. Cqistina and Kakak got wii for their birthdays. I want to blog about kakak's bday party but first let me blog about our current craze.. the wii.

Apakebondonya my friends asked. It is like playstation but to me way better because the controls are wireless and its interactive.

I thot of getting Nintendo DS for Tina since she enjoyed her cousin's Trisya's. DH wanted to buy wii, since Tina is on heavy side (hehe bukan Tina aje, yg beli tu pun) , he thot wii's better.

I threated kononnya tak nak share bayor the game as it was more expensive and ye ke better.

Hehehe.. Ok now that we've got it for like 7 weeks (?) I can safely say I played more than my kids. Why? It is fun. The games are so addictive you hardly know you are exercising. Ok..granted it is not the real thing. Playing the actual tennis u'll get more exercise. But for someone yg dok main tennis asyik main serve aje or jgn haraplah nak pukul baseball.. this is heaven! I can play these games ..virtually.. hey..peluh jugak tau.. cuba..

Mama (me) so excited that she's got to have everything. The dancing mat.. ala arcade..sebenarnya mmg teringin nak dance the arcade tu tapi tak naklah terkinja2 depan org ramai.. but dekat rumah- why not --great exercise!

The dance mat

Then my friend Azlina mentioned wii fit. Apa lagi pilah amazon.com - I always go there for reviews and hard to find books. The reviews- 4.5 stars over 5 stars given by 1499 reviewers.. apa lagi tangan den dah gatallah. Asked around it was around RM eeks 500- RM600. Kenapa mahal sgt- It comes with the wii balance board that's why. What the heck is a wii balance board..

the board has bluetooth and contains multiple pressure sensors that are used to measure the user's center of balance—the location of the intersection between an imaginary line drawn vertically through the center of mass and the surface of the Balance Board—and body mass index the dreaded BMI. You key in your height and the board calculated the rest. Eeks.

Then Shila asked me what I want for my bday and of course tulahkan. So she sd she'll pay for half and DH half.. ey.. mana boleh present from DH RM300 aje. I sd I'll pay for the other half. Pi Mines, and it was RM350 there. Apa lagi..

The wii fit game is fun.



Trailer below

four categories below:

Strength Training: muscle-toning exercises like Single Leg Extension, Sideways Leg Lift, Arm and Leg Lift, Single-Arm Stand, Torso Twists, Rowing Squat, Single Leg Twist, Lunge, Push-Up and Side Plank, Jackknife, Plank and Tricep Extension. Challenges include Push-Up Challenge, Plank Challenge and Jackknife Challenge.

Aerobics: heart pumping fun, interactive Aerobic exercises like Hula Hoop, Basic Step, Basic Run, Super Hula Hoop ( love this- imagine 6- 10 minutes of hula- great for the thigh) Advanced Step ( Love this as well), 2-P Run, Rhythm Boxing, Free Step and Free Run.

Yoga: balance and flexibility with Yoga poses and activities like Deep Breathing, Half-Moon, Dance, Cobra, Bridge, Spinal Twist, Shoulder Stand, Warrior, Tree, Sun Salutation, Standing Knee, Palm Tree, Chair, Triangle and Downward-Facing Dog.

Balance Games: Get into the action with fun, balanced-based games like Soccer Heading, Ski Slalom, Ski Jump, Table Tilt, Tightrope Walk, Balance Bubble, Penguin Slide, Snowboard Slalom and Lotus Focus.

The games are fun and as it keep tabs on how long u play and how well, you'd want to better ur score and suddenly found you've done 30 minutes of exercising. It also keeps tabs on ur BMI and ur goals- how much u want to lose for normal BMI and how long. The yoga is tough.. selama ni main hantam, aparently u have to put equal pressure on both arms and legs, without the balance board I'd never know. You unlock games as u play more. I love the hula- poluh tau and the step. For hardcore exerciser it may not be tough.




Tak cukup tu, I found another wonderful game .


EA sports Active which is THE fitness game. Sold 600,000 since it was launched. Developed in collaboration with fitness expert Bob Greene, best known as Oprah's personal trainer,

List of Exercises
Cardio

Boxing
Heavy bag
Targets & heavy bag 1 -5 - length and difficulty of the exercise

WBB Targets & heavy bag using the wii board involve 'kicking' the punch bag as well
Targets 1 -4
Random (short)
Random (medium)
Random (long)

Dance
Basic 1,2
WBB Basic with wii board
Intermediate 1 .2
WBB Intermediate balance board
Fast 1 -4
WBB Fast - balance board
Fastest 1 -2
Random (basic)
Random (intermediate)
Random (pro)

Track
Kick Ups (short)
Kick Ups (long)
Run & Walk (short)
Run & Walk (medium)
Run & Walk (long)
Run (short)
Run (medium)
Run (long)
Run (very long)
Run, Knees & Kick Ups 1
Run, Knees & Kick Ups 2
Walk & Run (short)
Walk & Run (medium)
Walk & Run (long)
Random (easy)
Random (medium)
Random (hard)

Upper

Alternating Bicep Curls
Alternating Cross Knee Punches
Alternating Shoulder Presses
Alternating Triceps Kickbacks
Bent Over Rows with Triceps Kickbacks
Bent Over Rows
Bicep Curls with Shoulder Presses
Bicep Curl with Upright Rows
Front Shoulder Raises
Lateral Shoulder Raises
Standing Twists
Upright Rows

Lower

Alternating High Knee Reverse Lunges
Alternating Lunges
Alternating Side Lunges
Alternating Side Lunges with Toe Touches
Alternating Standing Knee Crunches
Jump Lunges
Jump Squats
Side to Side Jumps
Squat Holds
Squats
Squats with Calf Raises

Sports

Basketball
Passing 1
Passing 2
WBB Basketball
Shooting
Shooting & Passing 1
Shooting & Passing 2
Shooting & Passing 3
Random (short)
Random (medium)
Random (long)

Skating
Inline Skating
WBB Inline Skating

Baseball
Batting
Catching
WBB Catching
Catching & Batting
Catching & Pitching
Pitch & Catch & Bat
Pitching
Pitching & Batting
Random (short)
Random (medium)
Random (long)

Tennis
Back Court
WBB Tennis
Back Court & Front Court
Back Court & Mid Court
Back, Front & Mid Court
Front Court
Front Court & Mid Court
Random (short)
Random (medium)
Random (long)

Volleyball
Bump & Set
WBB Bump & Set
Bump, Set & Block
Serve & Bump
Serve, Bump & Set
Serve, Bump, Set & Block
Set & Block
Random (short)
Random (medium)
Random (long)

You use the both nunchuck and the wii mote. I bought the wireless nunchuck specially for this game. So much easier without the cable getting in the way. The give you the leg strap to put nanchuck in to gauge the leg exercises like runs, ugh squad, lunges etc. You can use with or without balance board. Use resistance bands for upper body workouts like bicep curl, shoulder presses etc, which is flimsy so I used the ones bought from Fitness concept and the pilates DVD I bought from US. You can either join the 30 day challenge or custom workout, choose easy medium or hard.
The first two weeks I customised the workout and I found I tend to favour boxing, tennis and the upper strength workout. I hate squat, lunges, and jumps.. and they even have combination of both lunges and jumps which I went through reluctantly.. oh well usually the exercise you hate most are the ones u the need most.

Then there is we cheer..

"excitement and fun of cheerleading to the Wii console. Use your Wii Remote as pom-poms and get ready to show your team spirit while you kick, jump, flip, spin and dance to the rhythm of the hottest music from the past and present. Master your moves with precision and timing to beat the other squads for the #1 spot. Get ready to bring it on!"

Hahaha.. imagine a *1 year old jumping like a cheer leader. Fun!






Other notable games include

Dance Dance revolution ( we have the original,winx, and Disney) Star wars ( use the wiimote as light saber), Pikmin. wii sports which was fun - family fun - bowling, boxing ( tina is the boxing champion - so far no one can challenge her),tennis etc with Mii ( character u choose- should see Dh's-- exactly like him), American Idol2 - where u sing and get critised by the Paula, Simon and Randy, Boggie superstar- exercise vocals, Legend of Zelda, Grand Slam and Virtua tennis where u play against Nadal,Federer, Mc Enroe, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Ana Ivanovic, Andy Roddick, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt .

My wish list

Guitar hero= kena beli guitar pulak
Active Life

Not released yet - We cheer 2 - with great songs, Wii fit Plus, Ea sports Active II, Pilates,
and
Your shape -with new motion camera to scan your body and follow your movements without need of remotes or balance board. The sensors which are located in the Your Shape camera which gets bundled with the game, convert your movements into virtual one which show on your TV screen.the game will make a program that suits you need for specific muscle workout. That means you will be able to choose how many minutes the workout will be long, how many times per week you will be able to exercise and how difficult the routines should be.


Tina and we cheer