Wednesday, January 30, 2008
excuses, i know. even the procedure the OG recommended had to be pushed back to April coz i cant slot 10 days of MC... sick isnt it? when u start to think that you could delay something like this, you could infact compromise your own health.. and for a moment, i just sat and stare at my outlook calendar..
i can make time. i will make time.
if not, who else will do it for me? no one...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
i think sayang has a "crush" on the blonde!!
men.. figures! hahaha...
sayang said amongst the three 4x4 we saw, the blonde is the most cost effective and technically ok.. also something abt the monster is using a ladderframe and not a mono-corps or something.. in other words, if i were to test drive the monster, i would feel like its not as stable as the blonde.. i know what he meant but the conversation was so freaking funny!!!
emm... i guess i could live with it, but it had better be the AWD!! i do not want a blonde who only wears flip-flops!!
i didnt notice the days passed by..
but brief update on my test.
overall, i think it's still the same. but i think the small bumps that the salesgirl told me about had appeared (wow, does that mean the pitera thingies survive my skin??!).. so, i think i am on schedule.. a week for the bumps to appear and another week for them to clear out.. hopefully..
but hubby said my face looked clearer and fairer...
emmm... sayang want something is it??
Saturday, January 26, 2008
beware, i'm more spiteful than u.
so, Mr. All-Huge-and-Mighty Hilux, how do feel when, in the end, u are stuck behind me, with me driving at 40km/hr, and a bus on ur left, unsuspecting that i am screwing u?
sucks aint it? PADAN MUKA!
one of the things i like about my aan's car is his little sign: Beware, I drive just like you.
i want that sign.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
After all the background checks, interviews and testing were done, there were 3 finalists; two men and a woman.
For the final test, the FBI agents took one of the men to a large metal door and handed him a gun.
"We must know that you will follow your instructions no matter what the circumstances. Inside the room you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Kill her!!”
"The man said, "You can't be serious. I could never shoot my wife." The agent said, "Then you're not the right man for this job. Take your wife and go home."
The second man was given the same instructions. He took the gun and went into the room. All was quiet for about 5 minutes.
The man came out with tears in his eyes, "I tried, but I can't kill my wife." The agent said, "You don't have what it takes. Take your wife and go home."
Finally, it was the woman's turn. She was given the same instructions, to kill her husband. She took the gun and went into the room. Shots were heard, one after another. They heard screaming, crashing, banging on the walls.
After a few minutes, all was quiet. The door opened slowly and there stood the woman, wiping the sweat from her brow. "This gun is loaded with blanks" she said. "I had to beat him to death with the chair."
MORAL: Women are crazy. Don't mess with them.
Disclaimer: citykoos claims no knowledge of the authenticity of the above. besides, it was sent as a "monday" joke, so take it as one.
anyways, ever since sayang's woppet got kinda stuck in the mini flash flood on the way to elinz's place, he has since jumped over to my side of the fence. and since then, we have been on the search of our own 4x4. and because the due date for the 4x4 for us is largely dependent on the other thing that we have to do first, we figured we have quite sometime to shop around.
and shop around we did.
1. the monster
a few months ago, we went to see the monster. yes, i called it the monster coz everytime it came behind me on the road, i got spooked; its like a monster playing chase & eat me with suzy..
up close, it is not so intimidating. There’s only a couple of facelifts to the previous rexton but one that stands out is the jaw. Apparently this new one has only half of what it’s predecessor had and it looks softer (sorry guys) than the one with the full jaw (oh pls, I’m a woman, I have no idea how to explain it better)… the interior fine finishing and all the techy hooplas (electronic this, AI that, sensor this, tiptronic that) that come along with it, live up to the luxury 7 seater SUV tagline that it claims.
And oh, flipping the 2nd row seats to get to the 3rd row only takes one hand… yes, one hand holding the handbag and the other, twisting one clever knob thingy and whoosh… the seat is folded! But getting to the 3rd row with 3in heels took quite an interesting hilarious maneuver… the boot space, or what’s left of it when the 3rd row is on, is acceptable… sayang test drove the car and he was a happy bunny. The monster is powderful! For 160k, u wud bring home a lot.
But we weren’t looking to buy at the moment, so the monster stayed where it was. The salesman was ready to book it for us just in case we change our mind. Oh well, I’m not even pregnant yet, mister, so, why wud I need a 7 seater now?
2. Santa Fe aka londeh
Few weeks ago, we went to see the Santa Fe, which I affectionately named londeh. Yes, londeh, for hyundai’s well known drooping backside… seriously people, look at their cars!!
Anyways, londeh is big, not as intimidating as the monster though… except for the, aah, backside, the exterior is good enough. The interior’s finishing is acceptable. Sayang had an issue with the bulging center console... hahaha! I was impressed with the center arm rest thingy, the lower compartment can be used as a cooler!! Cool! There are two top consoles for sunglasses and a lot of other spaces for us mad-for-space-females…
But getting the 2nd row seat to fold is DIFFICULT!! Handbag had to be handed over to sayang, both hands had to pry the seat with maximum female strength and then u have to use TWO knobs thingy to get the seat to fold to get to the 3rd row.. oh god… but the boot space with the 3rd row on is a bit bigger than the monster… we didn’t test drive this car coz the salesman was not that accommodating.. and for 169k, emmm…. Have to think hard…
3. Captiva aka the blonde
I was eagerly waiting for this car to be launched ever since I came across it in the world wide space… from the pictures it looks like a mini Q7, yes, the more than half a million ringgit to own, Audi Q7; and I fell in luuuvvv…
so, u have to understand my level of excitement and anticipation, which were very high, when we went to see that car today. We even got lost trying to figure out how to get to the showroom at federal highway. I told sayang to just stop over by the highway and we hopped across to the showroom. HAHAHA; no, that didn’t happen. After going a full circle of jalan templer, we finally made it to the showroom.
So anyways, we got to showroom. Pweetttyy, was my first thought. From outside, the car is gorgeous. Nicely curved with tight ass (sorry guys) and cool twin exhaust. Nice compact turbodiesel engine too which fits within the 2L range of road tax discount (when u compare 400 buck with 1000+ bucks).
And then we got inside. The tikus suddenly got a long muncung on her face… aiyo… I tell u, for such a pretty body, u kinda lost me with ur interior… even londeh’s interior is nicer… the finishing feels plastic-ky and really shows that it’s built in Thailand, the door snapped shut so loud I was afraid I jarred something. Only the driver seat has electronic seat, the handbrake is in the way and creates deadspace. The arm rest compartment is so small I can hardly put anything in there… and then there’s this small space on the right handside of the steering wheel where the salesman said u can put ur smart tag.. emm.. sure can fit ah? And this weird slot above it that I suppose u can put ur touch and go card… kinda strange…
The 2nd row folded up as easy as the monster but the 3rd row is a bit squashed. Tall people have to watch their heads.. thank god we Asians are petite beings.. now, the boot space with the 3rd row on. The ads said that u can put 2 carry-on luggage when the 3rd row is on (remember all the red bags?)… yes, well, I wonder if they are ms smuffet’s luggage coz I do not think the space can fit the tikus’s carry-on luggage. Maybe one, and even then, it has to be lying horizontally on it’s side.
We took the car for test drive, though. Sayang was impressed. He said it drives like a car, not like an SUV… Honestly, it was ok for me as the passenger, well, maybe more than ok. It didn’t jar when we flew pass the bumps and has adequate pulling power for a 2L… but it feels.. small and cramped. Maybe not a mini Q7 but a bigger kembara…
But I must say, the service is excellent though… the salesman was eager to please and trying to make sales I supposed… but the tikus was already disappointed; she named it the blonde for its lack of substance… such a pretty face but kinda missing something. For 160k, she would rather take home the monster and start spooking other people for a change…
On the way back home, we passed by the Volvo showroom. Passed by je k, coz sayang didn’t dare to stop coz the tikus have always had a long dreamy love affair with this…
XC90 aka IT GOT LEGS (didn’t u see the ads?)
So the tikus drooled as she saw her love from afar…
disclaimer: this is purely citykoos's personal opinion.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
well, i love the facial cleanser. the toning solution is normal. the miracle water is.. emm.. feels pretty much like water..
peeps, honestly, what do expect? its DAY THREE, of course nothing has happened.. the pitera yeast thingy probably just recovered from fainting when they discovered my skin.. or they died upon contact!!
HAHA.. so not funny..
if i were to tell u that my skin has miraculously transformed in mere three days into the likes of deanna yusof and whoever else they used, would u rush to the nearest SKII counter?
i wud probably buy a truck load of the miracle if it can do that!!
The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.
the luggage came suprising fast (i honestly thot i would have to wait the usual hour before the luggage comes out), the ulat cab drivers are at their usual annoying-ness, the masses of people who dont understand the concept of "pick up and drop off only" area are all over the place while i waited for sayang to "pick me up" and the drivers on the road are at their usual irritating-ness.
if u are slow, get off that i-am-superior attitude and get to the other lane.. if u are super-humanely fast, no need to flash annoyingly from a MILE away, we know when to move to the other lane.
when we got home, the elevator cab is at it's normal state, wet with i bet kids from the swimming pool. jeez people...
i am home and everything seemed to be at their usual blood-rushing-to-my-head state.
but in anycase, no matter how much i like spore, and how quirky malaysia is, this is still my home.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Step 1. The Facial Treatment Cleanser. Really foamy and cleansing. i like this the most.
Step 2. The Facial Clear Lotion. emm.. normal..
Step 3. Facial Treatment Essence aka the miracle. well, feels miraculously like water... but supposedly to be abundance with joyous little piteras, whom i hope wont die upon contact with my abused skin.. cross my fingers..
i have always wanted to try the product out but it's so freaking expensive and literature has it that the miracle might not work on some skin and citykoos here has no patience to try to talk the malaysian SALES GIRLS to let her try the products first (meaning get samples)...
i mean, we get to try clothes and shoes on before we buy them and those dont even affect the condition of our skin (unless u are a princess and get rashes with wearing poly)... so why, for something that will either improve or blotch our skin, wont we get to try?
i have no freaking idea why these SALES GIRLS in malaysia are so stuck up! geez, come on, you are not the OWNER of the store, neither are you the DAUGHTER to the owner of the store or even RELATED to the family of the owner of the store, u are just a SALES GIRL. so act like one.
okay, digressing here.. u can tell i have a history with being pissed at malaysian SALES GIRLS. so, anyways, i was in robinson, at the SKII counter and this petite fully madeup sales girl came up to me.
SG: Can i help u miss? (wow! i can pass as still single! perasan!!)
CK: emm.. i would like to try the product but i read that it might not work for some skin. so i am a bit apprehensive in buying the set since it is not cheap... (trying to see her expression)
SG: (smiled) yes, i know.. why dont we do a skin analysis first for you and see what ur skin condition is.. (she showed me to a small stool in front of a flat screen monitor)
CK: ok.. (sat down while the SG prepare the alcohol swabs for something that was attached to the monitor.. ok, scary) what is that?
SG: this thing will scan ur skin and we can see in the monitor here how ur skin condition is..
i held out my cheeks to the SG and she put on the thingy on the skin at my jawline, my cheeks, my forehead..everywhere! the monitor showed... i am sooo not going to tell u people what my skin condition is!!!
CK: ooookaaay, can u suggest to me what will be good for my skin? (i honestly wanted her to just write the name of the products down)
SG: ok, wait a moment..
i am assuming that when she went ducking to the counter below, she went to get paper and pen.. but lo and behold, when she stood back up she had in her hands multiple bottles of samples.
SG: (smiled) with your skin condition, these are what i would recommend...
while listening to what she said, a question kept popping in my head.. IS THIS NORMAL here?
i dont have an answer to that... being so used to rude and snooty SALES GIRLS in malaysia, being treated with excellent service in one of the most expensive counter in a mall is an experience i would remember. in fact, i felt so guilty with all the freebies i got, i asked her if she has a starter kit and i bought the kit without fuss..
along with the starter kit, i have 7 different products to try on.. she said to try for 28 days, that is the average success duration for most people who have used the product.
so today is the first of the 28 days of my trial.
people move fast. even their escalators move faster than others, i kid u not..
i am so used to having to manuever myself around slow pokes back home that when i did that here i almost had a head-on collision with a "90mph" auntie from the opposite direction. that taught me not to enter other people's lane as they, here, move equally if not faster than me. amazing. i miss this pace of life.
and let me tell you, not only do they move fast (or faster than me, which i consider amazing), they move fast with heels!! yes, high heels.
which brings me to the topic of shoes. this time around, the shoes fail me.. none wants to follow me home.. i am quite sad to tell you the truth. even the bags are disappointing. but then again, i dont have enough time to look around. i'm only going to be here for one and a half days, half day today and tomorrow and even so, i have a whole day seminar tomorrow, which i kinda forget what to expect..
but the good news is, i found MR.B&J!! YES!!
Friday, January 18, 2008
u would not have expected that after instructing someone to come VERY early in the morning that that someone came an hour later, had the galls to go and have breakfast that he bought on the way and pretend like it's cherry merry.
i woke up 3 freaking hours earlier than what was precribed for my brain, to slot time into my schedule to make sure this deliverable is vetted through when i have a full freaking day so that you will not fuck this again, just to waste not only my time but my staff time. he whom i have never seen to come early at all, came at the prescribed time.
we waited for you for TWO hours before i had to leave for my meeting. i really wish that u really have a brain damage problem. reporting to ur superior that u have a brain damage problem wud be so much better than me reporting u as deliberately sabotaging this deliverable.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
the pills that got me so drugged up yesterday and half the day today (yes, i went to work half day), had me up and about oready now!! am so happy..
there's only minor lingering achiness but there's no more snot nose! and my brain didnt hurt as much anymore as well.
though, the day did not went as well as my health did. super duper idiot people annoyed and irritated me all day of the half day am there.
i must have shocked tons of people with the way i screamed at the phone.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
"This is a strictly mathematical viewpoint...it goes like this:
What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
AND, look how far ass kissing will take you.
1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that While Hard work! and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, it's the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top!!
will be going to singapore this sunday for a one day course on monday. should be interesting as i like the topic, no matter how dull it sounds and not because i needed it. strange, i wud not have thot i wud like what i'm doing at the moment. it's interesting and crazy and hectic and i wish i have two of me.
but next month sayang and i will be going for a break during the long CNY weekend. yea! next month will also be our 2 year wedding anniversary!!! i hope we can make it this time. i know sayang has been really busy lately for that event end of the month and i cant say any different on my side of the office. people are screaming deadlines at me as if i service only one project. but again, interesting. anyways, we plan to head out to Bali. i hope the weather will be forgiving on us. i do not want to spend my wedding anniversary vacation cooped up in the hotel room.. but then again, i can think of "stuff" to do while cooped up in the hotel room! ;>
and then, the next destination will be the Gold Coast. i have to really hope for another merit this year to be able to enjoy GC.. cross my fingers..
oh, and dhaney has a confirmed GF.. emm.. i am not happy. he should be concentrating on completing his MSc. but then again, that boy is a boy genius. i mean, who takes aerospace engineering and plays PS2 like crazy and still graduates with CGPA much higher than mine??? and then decides to do his masters on the same discipline? and plans to continue with a doctorate after.. jeez, talk about skema.. despite that, i just wish his GF would back off. maybe im just being the overprotective sister. well, i am his only sister.
why is terry keep shouting at henry? stuff it woman. u are acting like a hag. and man, god, show some spine. stop crying on national TV!
i have leaky "double exhaust pipes"..
my "ECU" felt like it was computer version 382..
my "chassis" squeaked and felt like it just slammed into an 18-wheeler..
cudnt come at a better time, cud u?
i have "miles" to run or i wud have taken up the 2 days MC the super duper nice doctor offered me...
i do not appreciate people walking over my head, especially if u are a mere NE..
i do not mean to be degrading but just because i am nice to you does not mean u can walk all over me. i can pull rank much bitchier than you can possibly imagine. i can be bitchy to you over nothing if i choose to. but i didnt. and i wont.
but do not assume i will not ever coz my patience these days are getting stretched thinner than my already overprocessed hair. so stuff it and do your job.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
You have your dark-side. On the outside, a pleasant and even comforting demeanor give way to an ocean of dark and tempestuous thoughts. When your thoughts become reality is when the nightmares within finally get a chance to breathe. Beware of your dark side, for although it makes you a complex individual, it adds temptation that will occasionally win the day. Those days will be filled blood.
riiiiggghhht... sure i have a dark side, tell me who doesnt? emmm... i have way many stuff to do than ponder on this..
Friday, January 11, 2008
so yeah, i went through the questions as honestly as possible and THIS is what kind of a driver i am??
Don't ever think I'll make you try to stay
and maybe when you get back
I'll be off to find another way
When and after all this time that you still own
You're still the good-for-nothing I don't know
So take your gloves and get out
Better get out
While you can
When you go
Would you even turn to say hey
"I don't love you
Like I did
Sometimes I cry so hard from pleading
So sick and tired of all the needless beating
But baby when they knock you
Down and out
It's where you outta stay
And after all the blood that you still own
Another dollar's just another blow
So fix your eyes and get up
Better get up
While you can
Whoa x 3
Whe-n you go
Would you even turn to say hey
"I don't love you
Like I did
Well, come on.
When you go
Would you have the guts to say
"I don't love you
Like I loved youYesterday"
I don't love you
Like I loved you
I don't love you
Like I loved yo-u
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
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Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
my current humble bode has soft earthy-tone colors, if u exclude the shocking red sofa in the middle of the living room.. oh god, that's just so funny.. everything else is cream and pale rose, and dark wood and oak, and beigy-browns and suddenly BAAMM! RED.. not warm maroonish red but BRIGHT SHOCKING RED.. yes, RED.
the sofa original cover was cream.. yes, i know, i have a thing with matching colors.. my work life is already shockingly jumbled up as it is, so my home, the one i can control of, has to be soothing and calm.. so anyways, one day, i forgot which year, we decided that the comfy sofa has to go. it was pathetically dirty.. but i want the exact one, so for replacement, we decided to go all the way across town to ikea, where the original was born, though, in another country. so we went..
the exact same sofa is still there. but now, it costs a BOMB!!! oh shaaaitt... i was already sulking thinking i had to go through the painstaking process of choosing another sofa.. mind u, i am very particular on my sofas.. they have to be comfortable TO ME, moi.. and the decision maker is not my brain, but my butt and my back.. thus, i have to sit and lean back on every sofa in the store and i hate it.. finding the right one cud take ages.. and i was sooo not in the mood that time..
so, anyways, the ever-helpful ikea staff chirped in, why dont u just get the replacement cover?
eh? my sofa got cover?? wah, dat i didnt know.. jeez, after how many times we lay together i still dont know u.. hahahaha! not funny.
okie, and so we went to the cover sections.. waah.. so many kaler.. and sooo expensive.. it was more than half of what the sofa cost. might as well save money and get a NEW one.. and then the ikea staff chirped in again, this kaler got discount.. she showed us the RED one.. a hefty discount too..
but i was like, r u kidding?? but we were desperate, let me emphasize on desperate, and sayang said it would just be temporary until we get a new one, so, okay.... and the RED came home with us..
we dressed the sofa up.. kah..kah..kah.. i honestly didnt know it has a cover!!! and then, there it was, and still is, the RED in the middle of my calm and soothing living room.. and now, i love the RED.. being in a calm and soothing environment is one thing, but once in a while, when calm and soothing start to get on ur nerve, the RED never fails to cheer me up.. i honestly dont know y...
and for the new year, i think im going for warmer tones now.. warm rich reddish browns and reds and oranges... emm.. orange? okaaaay....
and i have moved some of the posts in my "other" blog over.. i kinda wondered why 2006 posts were missing.. thot i went bonkers that year!
the other posts in that blog will remain as they were, in that blog, the muted cries of the mouse..
Friday, January 04, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
had lunch with the girls today, finally after months of not seeing zz and james (yes, months, u anti-social, workaholic people! we gave up calling u for lunch already! ;>).. had to retell a gossip that had loooong died, yes, that long, james! hahaha.. but i saw u-know-who today, briefly though it was. u-know-who seemed normal, and if it not becoz i had heard "it" from the poor-dear's mouth herself, i wud have thot there were no "it" at all!! either u-know-who has bigger balls than.. than bruce willis in die hard 4 to act dat normal, or there's no "it" at all..
emm.. i think u-know-who has giganourmous balls.. god, is that even a word?
strangely tho, the most common comment is, why so stupid la? if u ever want to have an "it" u do it intelligently... the more i thot about it, the more i think it is true.. although we always say that there is no excuse for having an "it" but we not in u-know-who's shoes, so, there must be a reason why. so yes, i agree, do it intelligently if u have a need to have "it". so why am i strangely pissed (for lack of better words) to u-know-who's actions?
because poor-dear was u-know-who's fren.
which now makes sense..