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.
Me: Is this FlyFM?
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?
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.
Me: Morning, Alex. Merry Christmas to you.
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?
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!!
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!
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!