Archive for December, 2006

10 Things I Learn Over The Week

December 28, 2006

1. Fried grasshoppers taste like ikan bilis.
2. Squirrels are best fried and they taste like chicken.
3. There is a much better durian species compared to the overly expensive D24.
4. Boys are equally gossipy, if not more.
5. When you were young, naughty and did badly in school didn’t mean you would screw up the rest of your life.
6. Toyota cars still have in-built cassette players.
7. Apply insect repellant if you wish to watch movie at Mid Valley to avoid flesh-biting bugs.
8. The PM’s office in Putrajaya should hire a feng shui master.
9. No matter how angry you were with your teachers in school, please do not throw duster at them.
10. Not many people are able to live up to their given names. *Lol*

Christmas Snippets

December 26, 2006

I thought I would be spending Christmas at home, since I am broke and not in any festive mood. To think what the country is turning into – the increase in toll and petrol, serious waste of tax payers money on useless and mindless projects, etc. Malaysia is a so called “democratic country” but it appears as if we have no say in anything. Guess who am I gonna vote for in the next election?

Come to think of it, for someone who don’t really give a damn about the politics in the country, I am rather surprised that I am actually quite bothered with all these issues. Yeah. Such a good time to think about this. Christmas! I am such a wet blanket.

Well, the past few weeks, had been attending quite a number of gatherings and parties. I was rather pleased with myself that I didn’t touch any alcohol this Christmas. Not even a drop! It was a clean Christmas this year (heck, in fact, last year, it was clean too, just that it was a sheer gluttony trip to Johor-Singapore-Tanjung Sepat).

Annoying kids at Christmas Party

I had attended 3 Christmas parties this year – two of them were church oriented – yes, where you cannot make sex jokes, flirt with potential bachelors, and use swear words. I even brought along two children to blend into one of the parties; of which I totally regretted because Sasha and Lok Lok cried “Murder!” when they were hungry because the party started late.

Worse, Sasha chose to scream at the top of her voice – “I am starving, gimme the damn bread” in Mandarin when the crowd was saying grace before feasting. And, “I want my presents!” throughout the entire party.

Mental note to self – to feed the children before the party starts or better still, just abandon the kids there when the party is over.

Managed to catch the much hyped movie, Curse of the Golden Flowers at the Curve with Hot Date. Hot Date wanted to watch the movie because of the jiggling boobs even if he denied it profusely. Well, it sort of put an unglamorous end to all the anticipation – the plot was weak, they spoke in over exaggerated and pretentious palace language, there are too much red and gold color in the movie that gave me pounding headache, and I think the whole movie is about the costumes… and the jiggling boobs.

Hot Date and I went to Putrajaya after ogling at the jiggling boobs. It was a photobug spree but I wasn’t in a mood to take pictures considering that the place is fast deteriorating. It was a fun outing, but I was disappointed that Putrajaya looked stale compared to my previous visit a year ago.

Jia lat state of Putrajaya

It looked as flimsy and stale as Badawi’s ruling. Seriously, as we strolled up the PM’s office, we were apparently disgusted with the condition of the tiles of the stairway. If such an official place is not even well kept, I don’t know how the cabinet ministers are keeping. Vandalism everywhere. It’s a terrible reflection of our own culture and mentality. I remember a documentary on White House and how it is kept in spick and span condition that even the toilets are given a thorough inspection and petty things like correct lightings are also not spared.

Yesterday night was fuming hot. I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t fall asleep again after twisting and tossing in bed for half an hour. I woke up and went to the kitchen for a glass of cold water. The mechanical cradle upstairs was rocking systematically to lull Little Jumbo to sleep. I wonder when the next feeding hour is. He has been quite a fussy and noisy little baby.

Yuin has left for Japan on his job. While everyone else was having a good time with friends and family, he is slogging his ass off on the ship. It’s quite sad really that some people had to work on festive seasons while other family members and friends congregated and making merry. Poor dude. No wonder he was unenthusiastic when I bid him farewell. Ah! He is greatly missed!

And I didn’t have a quiet Christmas dinner with turkey and lotsa wine. We had hokkien char near Tawakal Hospital instead.

Hope all of you had a good one!

Restless

December 22, 2006

This is going to be another restless long weekend.

After the ordeal of having to spend 5 days holidays without the internet during Raya, it’s going to be another 3 days holidays without the internet this coming Christmas. It’s not because of the streamyx line this time, it’s due to the TM cable breakdown in my area. It seemed there were people stealing the cables till they broke it. Been having problems of unresolved cross lines for as long as I could remember.

I remember I read somewhere that TM has lost million of ringgit due to such theft. I wonder; with their multimillion ringgit empire, they cannot even protect the phone cables from being stolen?

Plans of going to Johor and Singapore for Christmas this year were scrapped when one of the car pool mates had to work on Christmas weekend. She is the driver, so, the whole gang couldn’t go because of her – Bitch! Hahahaah. Anyway, I guess it’s a blessing in disguise. Look at Johor now. It’s bloody flooded!!

Apart from going to another boring Christmas Gift Exchange party this weekend and lunch appointment on Christmas Day itself ( I turned down a mindless booze party on Christmas eve – fuh!), I would sit at home, spending a not so quiet Christmas.

Little Jumbo is progressing by leaps and bounds. Can you imagine a baby, not even 2 months old; already able lift his head? And he is starting to inch out of his crib with vigorous kicks. Carrying him is such an ordeal because he moves around too much. Don’t know what his mom has eaten while conceiving him. He is so hyperactive at less than 2 months, and I couldn’t bear the thought of him behaving when he starts to crawl!! She has created a monster!!!

I won a camera (or was it two?) two weeks ago in Make Someone Happy Contest, sponsored by Canon, Delighting You Always: a brand new Canon Ixus 60 & Canon Selphy Printer 710 from FlyFM.

I called up just now to check when I will get the prize. And this is how the conversation went:-

Receptionist: Hello, Radio Network.
Me: Hi, I am calling regarding the Canon Selphy contest.
R: HUH???
Me: Is this FlyFM?
R: Yeah.
Me: I am calling regarding the Canon Selphy contest. Make Someone Happy?
R: You are the winner or what?
Me: Yes, I am the contest winner.
R: Hold on ya. I pass you to the person in charge.

Hold on for like.. forever.

R: Hello, Radio Network.
Me: Hi, I am the winner of Canon Selphy?

You can hear a mobile phone ringing and there was interference.

R: Err.. . ahh… you hold on ah…..

Putting me on hold again.

R: Oh.. the person in charge is not in yet. Can you call back later?
Me: Oh.. Who is the person in charge?
R: Tony.
Me: Ok, I will call Tony later. Thanks.

40 minutes later….

R: Hello, Radio Network.
Me: Morning, can I speak to Tony please.
R: I am sorry….. she has resigned.
Me: TONYYYYYYY worr??? You gave me his name just now when I asked you.
R: Oh… Tony is it? I ingat Noni… sorry ya… Tony is on leave today.
Me: So, who can I speak to regarding the Contest Canon Selphy?
R: You can speak to Alex.
Me: Erm.. ok.

Alex: Hello?
Me: Morning, Alex. Merry Christmas to you.
Alex: Err….
Me: I am calling regarding the contest Canon Selphy. (Christ.. I am repeating it like a bloody parrot).
Alex:
Oh.. who told you that you win ah?

*Alarmed*

Me: Err… the DJ called me up some two weeks ago and announced on air that I have won it.
Alex: Oh.. then you don’t have to worry lah. Sure get already. Just that the person in charge is not in. She will call you when she gets back…

Me: Aiyoh. I thought can give my friend as Christmas present. Apa lah. I mentioned in my entry mah. Will give him as Christmas present.

Alex: I think you better not wait lor.. you go buy a new Christmas present lah.. while waiting.
Me: Ah??? Fork out RM2,000??? I don’t think so man!!
Alex: Hehehhe..
Me: So actually ah.. who is right? Your webpage stated, win one for yourself and one for your friend. But I heard the DJ said, win camera for your friend and a printer for yourself.
Alex: Then the DJ should be right.
Me: Wah lao… why the web content stated winning two sets one??
Alex: Err… sorry worr.. I am just a web designer… I just cut and paste only… I am not the copy writer.

Me: Ahh???? What?? So should I sue the copy writer for misleading the public?
Alex: No ah… hehehehe.. sorry ah… but not to worry lah… Mira will call you next week.. err… I mean, next year lah.
Me: Ok lah.. then I will wait for Mira’s call.
Alex: Or… if you need anything ah.. you can call me also lah. Hehe!
*Flirtatious bastard!*
Me:
 Err.. okay. Merry Christmas. Bye.

Now, I am waiting for FlyFM people to call me up.

For the benefit of people who didn’t know what crap I wrote in less than 15 minutes, which won me the cameras; here it is.

The winning story

Just about a month ago, I went to purchase a digital camera with a friend. It was the first step to cultivate love for photography. He was very excited with his newly bought camera. He was snapping away as if he had been possessed by a photobug.

However, his happiness was short lived when he went for dinner one fateful evening with two other friends. They were mugged and robbed off their belongings at KTM Kuala Lumpur. During the scuffle, he refused to let go of his new camera. But when he saw his friends were in danger, he let it go to save his friends. He was sad to let it go, at the same time, felt glad that he and his friends escaped unharmed, despite sustaining some bruises.

By winning this competition – the very irresistible Canon Ixus 60 & Canon Selphy Printer 710, I believe it would be the best Christmas present for him for his unselfishness, to put the smile back on his face and to foster his love for photography once more.

I know.. it’s kinda cliché and lame (according to Ed); but it won me a camera, if not two!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2007, everyone!

Hot Date

December 20, 2006

I went out for a hot date last night. It was hot because I was practically sweating throughout the entire date – except when we were in the freezing cold cinema to watch Barnyard.

Now I understand why Yuin is so frustrated whenever his sweat breaks out like dripping pipe when he sinks his teeth on spicy food. It could be a very ugly sight if you go out on a hot date. He wants his sweat glands to be surgically removed permanently, if possible.

As for me, I have been having hyperactive sweat glands for as long as I could remember. It was in the genes. My mom sweats a lot too. One thing we really thank God for is that; despite having hyperactive sweat glands; we don’t stink.

Whenever I come out from the shower, beads of sweat would congregate on my forehead as if they were on strike and my mom thinks I don’t towel dry myself properly or saying I miss a spot to dry.

That is why I detest applying make up. No point. I would rub them all off as soon I applied them. It was a miracle that my mascara stayed intact, even if I don’t apply the waterproof one. Or else, I would look like “L” in Death Note without help of a make up artist (I don’t mind really – L looks much better than me). After I apply make up, I would quickly get into the car and put the air conditioner blowing right on my face before the make up melts.

“L”

I try to avoid the spotlight whenever I am out dining with friends. I just don’t understand why restaurants always put spotlights. They are so hot. It is so unfriendly for people with hyperactive sweat glands.

It was just a year ago that I began to sweat even while walking about in air conditioned shopping mall. This is getting a bit out of hand. I wonder is it because of the supplements that I am on to increase metabolism rate (which don’t seemed to work either).

I wish that there will be a day when they invented clothes with built in air conditioning. Or a spray that stops sweating at crucial moments.

Or start going on dates in mamak shop. It seems perfectly natural to sweat in mamak, I supposed.

As for the date last night, I can’t deny it; he’s hot too (not sweating).

Pure Luck

December 18, 2006

I am so happy today! I scored my first 100 points in bowling!

100 points!

I know it’s kinda pathetic. But I never scored past 90 in any game… Probably pure luck.

Then, when I was at MPH, browsing some books while waiting for Yuin to make payment at the counter, a gentleman walked towards to me and said, “Excuse me, can I give you these?”

I looked at him, bewildered.

They were 2 RM5 cash vouchers.

“Err… Thanks a lot!” I quickly said and took the vouchers.

Looking at the expiry date, it’s today’s. I have always wanted to buy another book of Haruki Murakami’s, but they are too expensive. In fact, I just purchased 3 of his books the past 2 weeks alone (and finished reading one of them!) - Norwegian Wood, Underground and After the Quake from Borders – 3 for 2 prices. I was hooked right after I read the first book of his – the Wind Up Bird Chronicles. With the RM10 voucher, I got another book of his – the Elephant Vanishes. Guess, Christmas came early this year!

And… to top it all, AJ bought us dinner at TGIF’s! Thanks, AJ!


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