Friday, October 31, 2008

oh no, is it tomorrow?

remember this?



the stuff of horror that i think i am supposed to scale is happenning tomorrow.

TOMORROW!!!

oh good lord, give me warm, steady hands and feet. warm, coz now, like physically NOW, my hands AND feet are cold.

mebe i can skip, hehe, but who to represent my household? sayang? oh, yeah riiiiighhtt.... he's even more scared of heights than me!!! as much as i hate heights, i would hate it even more if he has to do it..

sigh..

the things we do for men... men we love anyways ;D

Thursday, October 30, 2008

it saddens me...

may GOD bless ur soul.. rest in peace.

Boy crime-buster dies trying
30 Oct 2008

STUDENT Mustaqim Minsawi attempted to chase down two snatch thieves, but the heroic act resulted in his death. Unbeknownst to him, accomplices of the snatch thieves on another motorcycle came from behind to kick at him, knocking the Fifth Former off his bike.

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a heroic attempt, but one which ended in his death.

Riding a motorcycle, fifth former Mustaqim Minsawi (right) tried to chase down two snatch thieves, also on a motorcycle, yesterday.

What the 17-year-old did not know was that two acc-omplices were on another motorcycle, following close behind.

After 100m, the accomplices kicked Mustaqim's motorcycle, causing him to fall and knock his head on the road divider.

Mustaqim died at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (KLH) soon after being taken there. He had, unfortunately, not been able to put on his crash helmet at the time.

Mustaqim had been hanging out in Dataran Merdeka with several friends after finishing his shift at his part-time job at the McDonald's in Bangsar about 5.40am when the group heard a scream and a shout for help.

Mohd Ridzuan Mohd Hussain, 19 (below, right) who was part of the group, said the scream and shout came from a couple who were near City Hall's Panggung Bandaraya.

"They were shouting at two snatch thieves on a Yamaha Lagenda motorcycle who were speeding off towards Dayabumi," he said at the KLH mortuary.

Ridzuan said Mustaqim, a student of SMK La Salle, Brickfields, immediately started his motorcycle and gave chase. Ridzuan and four others followed shortly after.

"Unknown to us, the snatch thieves had two accomplices riding a Yamaha 135LC who saw the incident and chased after Mustaqim."

Ridzuan said he and his friends saw the accomplices kicking Mustaqim's motorcycle.

"Mustaqim was not wearing his helmet as he had been trying to get a clear shot to throw it at the thieves in front of him. He was at that time trying to put it on as they were entering the main road.

"So when they kicked him off his motorcycle, he lost control and landed on his head on the road divider."

He said part of the group chased after the four snatch thieves but were unsuccessful. Others stopped a passing car to send Mustaqim to KLH.

Ridzuan lodged a report on the incident at noon at the KLH police station.

He said the couple who were the victims of the snatch thieves had told him the culprits had approached them and identified themselves as policemen.

"As the couple were getting their MyKads out, one of the the men snatched the woman's bag and sped off on their motorcycle," said Ridzuan. Mustaqim's eldest sister Saleha, 28 (left), described her brother as a kind person who always tried to help people.

"I am not surprised by his reaction. It was logical for him to help the couple in distress by trying to stop the thieves," she said, adding that Mustaqim was the fourth of five siblings.

"Mustaqim was an independent person who started working part-time when he was in Form Three for his expenses. Even the Yamaha 125 motorcycle he was riding was bought with his own money."

She said Mustaqim was not the brightest student in class but he was adamant that he finished his studies.

"All the part-time work he had been doing was for him to be able to buy a second-hand car when he finished schooling."

say WHAT?

how difficult is it to say THANK YOU?

T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U

eight little letters forming two one-syllable words.

T-H-A-N-X

five little letters forming one one-syllable word.

it doesnt even take 1 second to utter any of those words. mebe 2 secs if u are a very very slow talker.

to some, it's ingrained in them to utter those words but for others, FORGODSAKE!!!

i hold the elevator lift for you for almost a fracking day (ok, exagerating a bit) while u click-clack-click-clack like a slow-poke monster and then, wen u get into the lift, u blardy acted like i'm the bellboy!

UURRRGGHH!!!












i shud have closed the elevator right on ur face!!

i did it!!

as of 730pm just now, i pressed "completed" and its now in process!!!

wooooo hooooo!!!




will tell ya more in approximately (give or take) 14 days!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

FATWhAt???!!!

i wanted to post this thing about banning women to be tomboyish some days ago but i forgot. and today, of all the days, i came across this news, yoga is now pinned as the next bull's eye.

for the love of GOD, arent there like other more pressing things to worry and make more and more fatwa about than how we female community dress? and now they are targeting yoga. i wonder if they'll start banning DANCE altogether coz who knows maybe it might also damage faith and lead to people meraba each other and later lead to humping of bunnies and deranged sexual acts. god forbid some one might read this and actually make it into another fatwa.

i wonder what in the world do they do to think of all these things??

ban women from being tomboyish? wear pants? have short hair?

maybe i cant say much about lesbian sex (hey, whoever or however ppl want to screw each other is fine with me AS LONG AS ITS WITH CONSENT! and growing up in an all female boarding school kinda makes it feel like so what? oooh, maybe they'll ban all same sex boarding schools altogether then!), but pants and short hair??

oh puhleeez!!!

now YOGA???

forgodsake!!

it almost makes me want to head straight to my stylist, hack my hair short, wear three strips pants and practice yoga in protest. what would they do? count the days when i'll suddenly have an itch in my crotch for some female flesh and then watch as my faith dwindle?

sorry! im happily satisfied with my hubby (YES, MARRIED, just in case u decide to raid and fitnah me as BERKHALWAT again) and for my faith? hhmpph! that's between me and GOD.

u know what sayang said when i told him about all this? hhmphh, tu lelaki yang tau ada AIDS tapi still nak kahwin EMPAT tak buat apa2 pulak. sigh... sayaaaaaang laki aku!




After trousers, Malaysia Muslim body targets yoga
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:26pm IST


KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters Life!) - Not content with banning women from wearing trousers, Malaysia's top Islamic council now wants a ban on yoga, according to a report on state news agency Bernama.

The National Fatwa Council's Deputy Director-General Othman Mustapha told reporters after a seminar on Islamic jurisprudence on Thursday that the announcement would be made soon.
Professor Zakaria Stapa of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Islamic Studies Centre told the seminar on Wednesday that Muslims who had taken up yoga should stop practising as it could damage their faith, Bernama said.


Last week the Fatwa Council decreed that tomboyish behaviour by girls, including wearing trousers, was immoral as it may lead to the practise of lesbian sex.

Gay sex is prohibited in this country of 27 million people where over half of the population is Muslim





Fatwa on yoga soon
Bernama

PENANG, Wed.:

The National Fatwa Council will come out with a ruling relating to yoga exercise soon.

The announcement would be made by the council’s chairman, Prof Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin, said Deputy Director-General (Operations) of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) Othman Mustapha.

He told reporters this after opening the two-day seminar on Islamic Jurisprudence and Eternal Islamic Thinking at Universiti Sains Malaysia jointly organised by the Islamic Studies Division of the university’s Human Knowledge Study Centre and Jakim here today.

Yesterday, lecturer Prof Zakaria Stapa of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Islamic Studies Centre advised Muslims who have taken up yoga to stop practising it for fear that it could deviate their belief.

of NOTE and BOOKS

i am not going to bother trying to figure out why i am on a spending spree. i think sayang noticed it as well but he doesnt say anything so hey..

anyways, i want a new notebook.

no, not the buku tiga 5 but the things that we sad ppl are secretly or blatantly having an affair with, the laptop, the lappie, or whatever it is u nicked your mobile machines.

last weekend, i went with dhaney to low yatt to get a replacement notebook for him. he has specific specifications that he requires. and after spending close to FOUR hours towing behind him around low yatt, i think i'd learned more than what i needed to learn about lappies. URRRGGH! seriously, who would want to know the difference between centrino 2 and core 2 duo?? or how many ram or whatever rpm or SATA what?? pppfft! what would u put in a 320GB of laptop storage? yes, tiga ratus dua puluh GIGA byte!! yang 80gb ni yang dah pakai tiga tahun ni pun tak penuh2 lagi.

but, like all malaysian (sorry to generalize but hey) we do tend to buy things that we dont necessarily need. like the need for a 4WD. like seriously, how often do u go off-road? unless if u count anything outside the klang valley as off-road, then, yes, we all need 4WD! haha, not funny.

anyways, i used to think its so easy picking out a notebook.

1. cute or not? black so plain, like office notebook, so, dont want. must be funky design and all [ok, sooo having a blonde moment there]

2. can connect internet or not? [yes, blonder by the minute]

3. keyboard nice to type or not? [oh no, did we just bleached our hair?]

4. have wi-fi or not? [oh, yes, one active brain cell. and i soo *heart* jacob's blonde jokes!!]

5. and the best criteria: can fit into tote bag or not? too heavy dont want [riiiiight... and we have a degree in what again?]

ok, its not that bad lah but seriously, honestly, do u ever tediously compare over the processor speed, the memory size, the graphic card or the storage size? ok, software engineers and IT ppl and men ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ANSWER!

no, honestly, i dont bother comparing each tiny detail. but now, strangely, i do. and it stresses me out!! what could have been a light, fun and jaunty shopping trip turns out to be so PENING!

pening, pening, pening!!

i originally wanted a VAIO.

yes, those cute, funky little machines especially the one with the texturized skin [cant remember what its call anymore]. i had a VAIO before and i loved it and i wanted another one. i was determined to get one until last weekend happened. now, if i were to get a VAIO, its like getting a Prada phone. tres expensive but of a low end specs. sigh...

next, i looked into the macbook.

and holy cow. i cant even scroll with the touch pad properly. let alone trying to figure out its specs and software!!! linz, nemind.. :D

so i went back to the usual suspects; hp, dell, acer and toshiba. toshiba is too expensive and HUGE!! acer is too college kids. So now, its down to hp and dell… well, figures huh…

hp is nice but their smaller notebooks are too plain. The funky ones get a bit big for me. And for a bit more specs of an hp pavilion, I can get a smaller [yes, check] and funkier [yes, another check] dell xps for about 500 ringgit cheaper and abt a centimeter thinner and a couple of lbs lighter [check, check]. and not to forget the fast processor, big memory, truelife display, and an even more humongous harddrive size.


and the question now, laptop kat rumah tu nak buat apa kalu beli ni?

qikah (II)

ok, i know i should have posted this like days ago but i have been catching up on work and stuff.

the qikah went ok, despite my worry that my parents house might explode into fireballs of humongous flames spewing pieces and pieces of daging kambing. FUUHH! trauma jugak tu.

again, i have to, just had to, say that it is SO NOT PRACTICAL.

mom, if u ever read this blog then please, please, please next time let me pay for the caterer!!

ok, can let go of that emo already.

anyways, yes, it went ok. there were tonnes of food that were prepared over the span of one and a half day by almost a dozen females. i have no idea what kick they were getting out of this whole masak2 together thingy. masak sehari setengah, tapi eventnya setengah jam je.. hei...

ok, ok, stop it with the nagging!!

where was i? oh, yes, it went ok. i have pics to post of the hunny bunny with her surprisingly adorable togel head (yes, everything about her is just adorable... sigh..) but i stupidos MAXIS is just sooo annoyingly not reliable tonite so am not even going to bother.

its almost two in the freaking morning and i have to wait for an email to come in from outer space.

GGGRRRRR!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lucky

by Jason Mraz

Do you hear me,
I'm talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky oh my, baby I'm trying

Boy I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Oooohhhhoohhhhohhooohhooohhooohoooh

They don't know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I'll wait for you I promise you, I will

I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I'm lucky we're in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

And so I'm sailing through the sea
To an island where we'll meet
You'll hear the music, feel the air
I'll put a flower in your hair

Though the breezes through trees
Move so pretty you're all I see
As the world keeps spinning round
You hold me right here right now

I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I'm lucky we're in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooooh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Saturday, October 25, 2008

qikah (I)

i never could understand the practicality of cooking for an event yourself. well, with ur relatives as well. for the life of me, it is not practical at all.

here i am, seeking refuge in my room upstairs with the newly installed airconditioning unit (yessir!!! now its cool in melaka!!) from the hordes of my female blood relatives in my mother's small kitchen.

again, it's not practical. i honestly think that when orang kampung do this, they have acres and acres (ok, exagerate a bit, but u know what i mean) of backyard to put up four individual stoves of humongous pots and pans (i have no idea where my mother gets all these stuff) and have zillions of female wreaking frenzy over dishes and dishes to cook.

certainly not practical to in a double storey house with kitchen covered by walls. and i have to bite my freaking tongue from shouting THAT'S A MAJOR FIRE HAZARD, MOTHER!!!

sigh..

but i let her have her glory.

despite the fact that i so think it's soo much easier to just pick up the phone and make an order for the food to be catered right to our doorsteps.

sigh..

Friday, October 24, 2008

Eat Pray Love

i was watching Oprah the other day. yes, ppl, i watch the mighty O on days that i get home in time to watch her talkshows.

anyways, in one of her shows she had this writer, elizabeth gilbert, as her guest. she wrote this book, Eat Pray Love.


she wrote about her journey to rome, india and bali in an effort to find and heal herself. when she was telling the audience about the whole shabang that led her to her journey, it struck at my core.

i was debating with myself should i even buy and read this book.

i bought it. yes, the physical one. one should always read the actual book if its for self motivation, ya.. ;P

but i havent read it.

when was it ever easy

i have to make a decision, soon.

i believe i am at a point where maturity is just dawning. yes, i am not embarrased to say that i, me, and moi, has finally begins to mature, at 30. this is not a surprise to me. some ppl matured when they are 17, some when they begin puberty at 12. but sadly, for me, i grew up pretty late.

i was astonished to see some of the young'uns at the office and how focused they are. i believed i have posted about this some months past. at 23, they seemed to already know what they want, which path to choose. maybe its normal that way.

i barely remembered what i did when i was 23. but being being focused at work was definitely one of the things i do remember not to have done. jeez, i think at that time i was only focused on how to spend my money. and as excitingly as possible. true enough though, everything was err as hazzy as i barely remember feeling..

and now, finally, i have to decide where i want to go, what i want to be, how long is it to climb that stupid ladder, stuff like that. like these questions should have been asked years ago but i am not ashamed to ask them now. to me, its never too late. and i am not ashamed to start new. i never had been.

sayang has been a real support but i know he has stuff on his own to figure out. and as much as i love him, i prefer to keep my ponderings on my own. u know how men are, if u tell them ur problem, they'll expect to fix it themselves when i just want to tell. and when we dont follow what they say of what they perceived as the solution, then, they'll get upset. emm..

so now, i have to decide.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

there, am done!

so i'm done.

all the four humongous books of the twilight series. FUUUHHH!!!!

so, summary.

it was good. it was not great but good. nicely written, beautiful, witty and funny, sometimes endearing as well. i like the first one and the last one. the first book made me yearned to be a teenager again..

i hated the second and the third books, yes, i do. those two reminded me much of joey in a morbid version of the dawson's creek. yikes.. yes, there i said it, it reminded me of dawson's creek. and i was not a fan of that series. too much of those, i dont know which one to choose and ended up hurting both.. urrghh,,

all in all, for those who have yet to pick this book up and lose yourself for a couple of days, do try it. u have nothing to lose..

i have to say though that its a very, very junior version of the black dagger brotherhood by jr ward. yes, now that, is purely, exclusively for mature adults. i salivated for days and months and i still do.

Monday, October 20, 2008

and guess what?

as of this morning, promptly at 730am, i'd finished the first book of the twilight series.

yes, ppl, look at what u made me do!! [nak claim peer pressure la ni]

i did not sleep just to see whether the blardy james got to bella or not! [uuurrrggghh!!! ]

and now, its a horrible, horrible monday. [horrible-r than most mondays]

i'm on a perpetual state of short fuse. [and my breath stinks of the tuna sandwich from the meeting]

and i might just skip gym today to start on book number 2. [hah, bagus la tu, dah lah dah debab kan, dok berguling baca buku lagi]

oh good lord what i have done...

mixes

first, there were two, a girl and a boy
then, there were three.

and then, there is this special bundle of whoooopediduda!!



i am in trouble zone aka TWILIGHT!!!

on route to dinner, we stopped by setiawangsa to drop off the gifts for my SILs and MIL.

da da di du da, i asked one of my SIL what she was doing. finishing up assignments, citations (she's taking law that one) that is due to tomorrow while flipping through over and over again the TWILIGHTbooks.

CK: huh? u have the books? like actual physical readable with selimut busuk TWILIGHT books?

SIL: yup, all four of them.

CK: huh? i have the ebooks but i havent started yet.. too much of a (or four) distraction.

SIL: not really la, they are very easy to read. Kak Y finished two in one day.

CK: really?

SIL: yup, why dont u borrow them? at least i wont be tempted to read them over again..

CK: huh???? when will i read them?

SIL: sekejap je baca..

sigh... now, with me, at my side, there they are, stacked neatly one atop of each other, silently taunting me to get off the lappie and forget about the spreadsheets and spreadsheets of project costing and financing and budgets!! yes, stacked on top of each other, they are almost the size of four advanced maths text books!!

why didnt anyone tell me that they are really really THICK books??? like triple the size of normal books??

like dat wud make a difference huh?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

diamonds ARE a girl's best friend, indeed..

imagine this; few weeks ago, u'd sighed with relief, well, actually, jumped with joy, over the fact that u've paid all of you debts except for the house and the car. u'd imagined living wisely and propotionately (if ever there was a style of living that way nowadays).

then, few hours ago, u blew it all away coz habib jewels was having a sale.

darn it!!

i went to klcc today with one purpose. only one: to get my hair trimmed. that's it. i was tired with the stupid ends bunching (actually, knotting) together. but then, i was told that my hair stylist is on leave until tuesday. bugger. now what to do? i did not bring my gym stuff so i cant go to the gym which i have not been since months ago.

i was walking past la senza but the choices are not so nice this time. besides, getting my period like next week is not going to make any difference whether i have nice baju keciks or not, right.. and then i saw habib jewels' sale. oh, ok, why not go get my replacement necklace. u know, for the one that got MUGGED? yes, pretty innocent and reasonable justification for stepping into a jewelry store.

i saw hordes, and i mean HORDES, of makciks hording one side of the store. i couldnt care less. i went to the other side and asked for gold chains. da di du da, i'd decided on one. and then, it began.

first mistake: i asked the salesgirl: how big is the sale? and she said, oh, yang kat sana tu 70% + 10% sale. oh, ok.

second mistake: i asked, apa yang ada sale? and she said, everything, pendants, necklace, rings, earrings. huh? really?

and i immediately thot why not look for a small pendant for hunny. we are having a small qikah for her this weekend in melaka and i wanted to get her something.

third mistake: i went crazy and joined the hordes...

by the end of the hording session, i horded five diamond pendants, one with gold chain for hunny, three for my two sister in laws and my mother in law and one for moi... as a gift for myself i also brought home one diamond ring. all in addition to the gold chain i originally entered the store to get.

OHMIGOD!!!!

WHAT HAVE I DONE????

come monday, i have to get "free" myself yet again...

but i liiiiikee my pressies...



the gift for hunny bunny!

done for the morning k.

and crave somemore..

i just watched the teaser trailer for Twilight..

oh, this is bad..

this is really bad..

now, i'm itching to read the book, but i cant. not now. jeez!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

bugger mugger!!

i honestly thot i had reset-ed my head to be fixed right on top of my body. after a couple of weeks feeling down and depressed and blah blah blah, i thot i'm back on my freaking feet and my brain working up to its usual meager processing speed.

well, obviously in this one occasion, i was wrong.

i got mugged yesterday.

at a petrol kiosk.

while clumsily, carelessly, trying to figure out how to blardy open dodot's fuel tank!!!

BUGGER!!!

i have always been very, very careful. at petrol kiosks, i always, always, park with the fuel tank at the side of the pump. i will make sure my fuel tank err cap? door? (that thing that u have to open before u open the fuel tank cap :<) is open before i exit the car. i will always leave my handbag on the front passenger seat floor and just bring out my credit card (hey, can get rebate u know) for fuel. lock the car. pay for fuel which i always pay from inside the shop at the cashier instead of through the window, isi fuel, unlock car, get back in the car, lock car and leave.

but not yesterday.

yesterday, i was late for a meeting at 9am and shaiiit the car needed fuel. i rushed to SHELL petrol kiosk at jln ampang bandar baru ampang coz its on the way (the Co's petrol kiosk is out of the way) and parked my car with the fuel tank at the wrong side of the pump.

not only did i park on the wrong side of the pump, i brought my handbag out. i went to pay at the pump with my credit card which i have to dig out of my purse which i have to dig out of my handbag. while trying to shove my purse back into my handbag, i clumsily tried to open the fuel tank err cap? door? thingy.

distracted as i was already, i did not realise a motorcycle coming from behind me. and the next thing i know was the feeling of someone's hands at the back of my neck and a slight tug. i was so shocked. someone just ragut my necklace!! my necklace, which was made and given to me by my mother, which i have worn for almost 2 decades, was mugged!!

i immediately turned and saw a motorcycle riding away. i noted the plate number in my head and before it got far, i heard a "clink" sound and i knew that the locket fell from the mugger's hand onto the floor. i think the mugger heard the sound as well, coz he actually slowed down and turned to look at me!!!

and u know what i did?

NOTHING!!!!

stupid, stupid, stupid!!

i did NOTHING. i did not even shout for help!

i was already in shock and got even more shocked when i saw the the mugger's face (he did not even wear a helmet) as he was staring at me standing there looking at him like a clutz!

HE WAS JUST A BOY!!! one young indian teenager who must not be more than 16 or 17 years old.

i remembered thinking "oh mygod, he's so young".
i even thought, "ok, takpelah, the most valuable thing is the locket and that he did not get. but why didnt he mug my handbag huh?"

ada ka patut aku pk kenapa dia tak ragut handbag aku? what the F&^# was i thinking!!!

after he rode away, i picked up my locket and went to the cashier and told them i was mugged. they were shocked. coz there were a lot of ppl at the pumps and no one saw anything. NO ONE.

one brother at the cashier heard me and asked whether i got the plate no. shocked as i was, i only remember WPY. the numbers i cant be sure. something like 7294, or 7924 or maybe something else altogether.

i called the secretary, told her i will be late coz of the incident and i will be going to the police station.

i called sayang at the office and related the story.

suffice to say, he was shocked to his bones. he wanted to come over but i said i was ok, really ok. i told him i wanted to go to the police station but he said no. not now. he said, because the boy was not wearing a helmet, then he must be living just around the area. and because of that, he or his other friends, if any, might be waiting somewhere to see if i go to the police station which is just around the corner not even 50 meters away. that would be even more dangerous especially with the car being so highly recognizable.

sayang asked me to take pictures of the car and where it happened from inside the shop, take down the details of the shop and everything, for the police later. then, i was to get straight into the car and drive FAST to the office, not to my house, just in case anyone was watching. if i see any suspicious motorcycles or vehicles, i am to SPEED away.

yup, my sayang told me to SPEED, with his beloved car, which i have never been able to speed in. sigh... this only means that he loves me more.. sigh... HAHAHA, yes, puke y dont u..

so, yes, that's the story of the day.

i still cant believe it happened.

even more, i cant believe i didnt shout for help. but would that be better? sayang said thank god i didnt do anything. coz what if he has his gang around? and this is around the area very close to where we live. if he gets caught, i (and sayang coz he usually drives the car) might be targeted by his gang.

what's a few hundreds on a gold chain if compared to your life?

oh, but thank god he didnt go for my handbag. i had in it my extra duit raya, my pounds, yes, sterling, and my passport!

Monday, October 13, 2008

da da di du..

why oh why do we have to do this mid year review thing?

korang semua yang dekat HR tu tak de kerja ke? suruh kiteorang semua buat benda benda ni ingat kitaorang takde kerja ke? dah lah tu, tiap tiap tahun korang tukar format benda2 ni semua, guna satu format je tak boleh ke? apasal tiap tiap tahun nak tukar? ni kira macam initiative korang la ni nak score point tukar format every fracking year?

cukup2 lah boleh tak?

hah, kalau betul nak score point, silalah belajar guna MICROSOFT OFFICE boleh tak? apa kata korang start tukarkan format borang2 company kita ni daripada LOTUS kepada MS OFFICE boleh tak?

kata nak jadi global champion, tapi guna MS OFFICE pun tak tau!

yang borang LNI tu, apa kejadah buat dalam powerpoint?! kalau ye pun nak menjejak langkah menggunakan MS OFFICE, gunalah program yang betul! powerpoint tu untuk presentation la bongok! kalau ada banyak table2 yang orang kena isi, gunalah EXCEL!! takkan tu pun tak tau!!

UURRRGGGHHH!!!!

maybe i should transfer to HR and live out my life making other people's life miserable instead!

oh, ur promotion papers tertinggal lah for this seating.... sorry.

huh?

HUH???

alangkah bagusnya kalau aku boleh cakap sorry je dalam kerja kerja aku ni...

oh, cost overrun lah, sorry...

oh, board paper tertinggal lah for this board seating, sorry...

huh, nak mampus bagi alasan macam tu je?

HAPPY BDAY!

happy bday to you, happy bday to you,
happy bday, happy bday,
happy bday to you!!

happy 29th bday, bro.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

did i just bebel at myself?

hallo, hallo, testing 1,2,3..

oh tidak.. i think i've lost my voice!!

semalam tak sedar diri, kalau dah sakit tu, jangan la keluar rumah kan.. dah lah kena hujan, sejuk pulak tu.. hah, sekarang, rasakan.. batuk terkokol, tekak tak baik lagi.. ish ish ish.. gie makan ubat!

**rolled own eyes**

puncak jalil

yesterday, we went to see this house at puncak jalil.

for those of u who know of this area, then u would know that some of the houses (well, a lot actually) were left abandoned for a couple of years by its developer, yes, Talam the-mighty-E-vil.

last month or so, i was talking with a colleague of mine and he told me that he is buying a corner lot at puncak jalil for about 350k, with a huge land. apparently, the abandoned project has been taken up by IJM and some of them have been completed. so, yes, the tikus' ears immediately ticked irritatingly.. i went on iproperty and true enough, the houses have been completed and prices range from 240k (int) to 380k(full corner), yes, i kid u not.

in my honest opinion, i think its a steal.

where in the world, well, where in KL that is, would u get a corner for less than 400k? sayang, bless his head, booked a corner unit at saujana impian in K-A-J-A-N-G that costs 410k!! in KAJANG. i mean no disrespect to Kajang people, i, myself, am a fan of its satay and wedding ensemble (;P) but u know what i mean.

kajang vs bukit jalil? huh?
but yes, there is that issue of the being-abandoned-for-a-couple-of-years bit. and yes, the houses are pretty much very very basic, but at the same par of the houses we've seen so far; and of course, there's that humongous high voltage letrik lines running across the area.
but as long as u make sure that the house was not abandoned when the internal structure was still exposed (weather can do strange things to the structure) and get the unit as far away from the voltage line, then i think u are all sorted. for a basic corner at 350k, u can reno as much and as wildly (as we've seen in the neighboorhood) as u can possibly imagine.
other options around the area? alam sutera? intermediate starts at 400k (not launched yet though), semi-d starts at 700k. kinrara is also around the same price.. jalil sutera, mutiara bukit jalil and esplanade, dont story. further in, u get puchong. emm.. ok, pass. further back, u get serdang. emm.. can oso if u want to battle with students and such.
potential for that area? im not so sure. i'm definitely not a real estate consultant but looking at the surrounding development of alam sutera and kinrara by a well established developer island & peninsular (who did setiawangsa where houses built on kawasan loji starting at 300k is now more than half a million), i think nothing could go wrong with it. they have plans to build amenities and facilities around the area, which i should think includes school and medical facilities.
the only sucky thing i can think of is probably the access road, bukit jalil-puchong bypass. i mean, come on! there's only ONE u-turn!! but then again, if u are pretty savvy there's inside road access u can take.
other than that, puncak jalil at the southern boundary edge of the federal state of KL, i think its worth the money.
pics (from top to bottom, or whichever way they turn out to be..)
(1) the unit that we saw on the right at 350k the adjoining int is 240k. come to think of it, if u buy both of the houses, it will still be less than 600k and u will get 6+2 rooms!
(2) the side view from front
(3) the side view from side patio
(4) the land at the back
if anyone's interested, comment me for the agent's number k. or just go to iproperty and type puncak jalil.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

and so the market crashed..

i hope none who are close to me are badly affected with this. the last 10+yr's crash had seen my cousin in the verge of "apocalypse".. and the business that we always thought had roots so deep shattered into pieces in matter of minutes. none of us blamed him, we still dont.

i wonder if i have the stamina to play the market. it's not that hard to comprehend, not at all.

It is Datuk Shah Rukh Khan

wow... r u serious??

i have left the hindustan-movies-salivate-session years ago since i left for States. i now wonder how many movies SRK has starred in or made that features our country in it? how has that impacted our nation? emmm..

while i applaud the open-mindedness of country leaders who bestowed Datuk-ships to ND and LCW irregardless of many who grumbles, this is just way, way, out there!

and from melaka somemore!! aiyo...

i cant wait to read what Lucky No.7 has to say about this.. ;P

Taken from NSTOnline.

MALACCA, FRI:

Bollywood idol Shah Rukh Khan is a Datuk. The heartthrob will be receiving his Datukship from the Malacca Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob in conjunction with his birthday tomorrow.

Listed as an artiste from Dreamz Unlimited in the list of recipients, Shah Rukh will be receiving the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM).

He is among 77 recipients of the title.

Shah Rukh, 43, is a highly acclaimed Indian actor who works in Bollywood films, as well as film producer and television host.

He has starred in several box-office movies and won awards throughout his career.


Taken from Bernama

MELAKA, Oct 11 (Bernama) -- Bollywood leading actor Shah Rukh Khan will receive a datukship from the Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri, in conjunction with his 70th birthday Saturday.

Melaka Chief Minister's political secretary Saadon Basirun said the actor would be awarded the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka (DMSM).He said the investiture ceremony will involve 758 recipients of titles, appointments, stars and medals from Melaka and would be held at the Seri Negeri Hall, Ayer Keroh here Saturday and on Sunday."Shah Rukh will receive his title in another ceremony at a later date," Saadon told reporters here.

The actor is among 77 recipients awarded the DMSM.Saadon said Shah Rukh was awarded the title for his contribution to the entertainment industry at international level."Shah Rukh Khan has also contributed to our tourism industry when he acted in a movie filmed in Malaysia," he said.

He said local artists awarded the Darjah Seri Melaka (DSM) without a title were traditional Malay song singer Goh Eng Boon, popularly known as Andre Goh, comedian Jantan Osman also known as Ali Mamak and 60's singer Mariam Ahmad.

Meanwhile, Melaka Chief Minister's press secretary Daud Awang and Nanyang Siang Pau manager were also awarded the DSM.

Melaka Hari Ini (MHI) part-time journalist Jaafar Neemat will receive the Jaksa Pendamai (JP) while Melaka Mass Media Club Yang Dipertua Sha'rin Sahad,

The Star chief reporter R. Letchumanan and TV9 newsroom manager Mohd Lokman Hamidi will be awarded the Bintang Cemerlang Melaka (BCM).

MHI editor Md Yusof Mohamed will receive the Bintang Khidmat Terpuji (BKT) while The Star photographer A Malek Yahya, TV9 journalist Mohamed Raffi Bachik and China Press journalist Monica Tay Sookeen will be awarded the Pingat Jaksa Pendamai (PJK).
-- BERNAMA
i wrote this years ago, march 2004 to be exact, as the title aptly showed.

today, for a friend i dedicate this. be strong..

110304

Dabbled and dabbled, and dabbled again
never getting to matters on land
lines and lines and lines amend
trying to chase the ticking hand


Light and dark, sun and moon
seconds are felt, flying too soon
hot and frigid, warm and cool,
land now, its dangerous fool...


Reds were blinking now ignored
rush of feelings has come forth
oh mighty being see her through
as she wobbles in her shoes
Into the night hoping for dawn
wishing for light and courage born
but step, and step, here hold my hand
there, you see, the sun rises again...


Copyright ©2004 Dila Mohd

XC 60: Volvo cross-over, that is..

it was introduced to me a couple of months ago by isam d'alee..
frankly, i do not like cross-overs, the term just sents shivers down my spine; like being in-bred or genetically mutated or something. maybe they are the tastes of some but definitely not mine.

look at what happened when they added two extra doors to the mini. i mean, come on, not all two doors can have a quattroporte version. and the most recent mind-boggler is the x6, aptly tagged, beast; for in my verily honest opinion, it does looks like one. a beastly creation, that it was. when i saw one on the road last month or something, i was strucked by the unnatural design the propeller brand seemed to concoct. whatever were they thinking?!






so when my fren prompted me to look at the XC 60, i immediately cringed before i even google it up. would it be the same like the x6? the name is eerily similar already.. but lo and behold, it was not as bad as i thot it would be. it looked quite the same with the XC90, only a bit smaller and rounder i would say. now, the interior (from the google images that ive seen that is) is a teeny weeny bit out there... i was a bit shocked but hey.. after seeing the x6, nothing can tased me much these days.. other than that, there are also quite a bit of technical differences that i will not go into details now.
i have yet to hear about its debut in the malaysian market and thus why i have yet to write anything about it. no need to get all cart-a-wheel-y for now.. soon.. yes, maybe soon, i will be reviewing the 7-seaters SUVs, and yes, including the Rush..
til then, cheerios!

Friday, October 10, 2008

the day of annoyance.

how many times do i have to get tonsil infection?

oh, come on...

i have been achy for the past few days. i thot i was in the verge of getting the cikunya or something or the other.. last night, i was hit with a headache and a shiver, coughing like god knows what and my throat felt like its on fire.

i took two acti-fast and buried myself underneath the quilt in an effort to sweat out whatever's ailing me from my system. archaic method, i know, but somehow it works on me like a charm.

i woke up this morning feeling less feverish but the headache and coughs and sorethroat still persist. sayang was sweet enough to offer to stay at home and take me to the doctor but i know we both have a lot of work to finish by today. i let him go to work and i slept somemore.

by 12noon i was walking towards the towers when a spurt of coughing series hit me. jeez... i headed instead to the TTMC, hoping for a quick fix for me to deal with one day load of work in half a day.

not only that my tonsil is badly infected, i have a bisul or some sort in my throat!! eeeiiiwwww!! the doctor said i better go home and take my medicine coz it wont be comfortable if the thing burst. great... i do look forward to pus spewing inside my throat. uurrrrgghhh!!!

oh wait, there's more. if that thing doesnt burst by Monday next week, i'm to come again so that the doctor can poke a needle down my throat to burst it. riiiiiight... am sooooo looking forward to being poked down my throat, no pun intended.

one question though, how would i know that thing dah burst ke belum? i dont think i can blardy see it! or wud i feel something when it burst?

eeeeeiiiiiwwwww!!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The world is nuts (like we didn't already know)

i just have to post this, though i know i have millions, no, zillions, of stuff to do before the day end today.

my friend linz email me this, this morning and has the same post in her blog. hillarious i tell u!

Absolute Proof That the World Is Nuts

In Lebanon , men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death.
(Like THAT makes sense..)

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In Bahrain , a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror.
(Do they look different reversed?)

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The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation.
(Much worse than 'going blind'!)

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There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time. Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry.
(Let's just think for a minute; is there Any job anywhere else in the world that even comes close to this?)

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In Hong Kong , a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's illicit lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired.
(Ah! Justice!)

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Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool , England - but only in tropical fish stores.
(But of course!)

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In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the first time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act.
(Makes one shudder at the thought.)

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In Santa Cruz , Bolivia , it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time.
(I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)

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In Maryland , it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: Prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only 'in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises.'
(Is that a great country or what? Well, not as great as Guam !)

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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
(Who volunteers for this stuff?)

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Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure.
(Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

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The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
(From drinking little bottles of???) (Did the government pay for this research??)

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Butterflies taste with their feet.
(Ah, geez..)

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An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
(I know some people like that.)

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Starfish don't have brains.
(I know some people like that, too.)

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And, the best for last? Turtles can breathe through their butts.
(And I thought I had bad Breath in the morning! )



p/s: i have no idea if all of the above is true or not. this is just from an email for laughs.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

i think my condo has mosquitoes!

oh no...

we've been here for almost two years i think. and so far, there's no mosquitoes or ants in my condo. aside from the other stuff that i have gripe about, it's almost heaven.

i hate ants more than anything. oh, i do hate cicak and katak more actually.. well, actually i hate them the most! having a cicak leapt at you while trying to sleep was a memory u will remember forever; and having stepped on a katak, barefooted, while it squished under ur toes scarred u for life.

so i think i can handle a few mosquitoes. just as long as they are not aedes or cikunya or something..

DOUBLE INCOME

What is it with this “double income” comments that people like to throw around at us?

So I work. So my sayang works. So both of us have incomes. So what?

News flash, buddy, A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PPL ARE DOING IT AS WELL.

Don’t make it an excuse to assure urself of ur own situation.

If it’s any consolation, the person who has the double income in the husband-wife-working relationship is most probably the woman, not the man.

My money, my money. Your money, my money also… ain’t that right, gurls? ;>

being inconsiderate

INCONSIDERATE [inkən’sidərət] from the free dictionary of the world wide web
adjective selfish, rude, insensitive, self-centred, careless, unkind, intolerant, thoughtless, unthinking, tactless, uncharitable, ungracious, indelicate

One time or the other, I tend to be a teeny weeny bit inconsiderate to people. But not unconsciously. Never unconsciously. I always know what I was doing when I was being intentionally inconsiderate; the usual occasion was when I was just being spiteful.

But most of the time, I’m always aware of the people around me and sometimes even painfully aware of what I say or do as to not hurt anybody’s feeling. Yup, pleaser that I am. I would even drive another mile for a U-turn rather than stop and wait in the middle of a busy road to make a right turn that would definitely hold traffic! Kesian, orang kena tunggu, considerate la sikit kan…

Last week I was in Melaka for a full five hot, sweaty and exhausting days during raya (I could not begin to imagine how my mom felt! Haha) and my definition of being inconsiderate leapt to a higher level.

For the life of me, I always thought that people are conscious (as in realize, not awake) when they are being inconsiderate to others but are just rude enough to ignore what others are feeling and act like they are the king of the universe.

But now, I honestly think that some people are just so self-centered to begin with and being inconsiderate to others are just the results of their self-centeredness (if that’s even a word). And thus, they are being inconsiderate to others unconsciously.

I have no idea how to explain this better but after witnessing a whole lot of blank and even confused faces of people whom we thot were being inconsiderate on purpose (when we honked them LOUDLY) and thousands of times making “ohmygod, buat selamba-land macam tak tau je!” remark, that is one conclusion that we cannot afford to ignore.

Some people just don’t realize that they are being inconsiderate to others because they only think of themselves. When I think about it again, I was like, duuhh!

To be considerate, you definitely have to think of others. if you are the sort of people who only think of yourself 24-7, of course you would never think of others. you would not even care one tiny bit. Like duuuhh, huh?

Is it better to be blissfully ignorant to what others are feeling and only think of yourself?

Some might say, yes, the world is cruel; nobody will take care of you but yourself.

But I believe, what goes around comes around. Unconscious or not, what u do to others might come back to you times ten.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Twilight

nope, i havent read the series..

but yes, i will join the madness soon..

but definitely NOT tonight ;>

so here u go, the 4 series of Twilight...

or here ..

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

adalah sangat menyakitkan hati apabila mahu mem"blog" dan sambungan internet di kawasan melaka ini sungguh tidah menyenangkan!

sekarang ini sudah ada 4G tetapi di kawasan di melaka ini hanya ada satu! eleh, ada 4G kat KL pun susah nak masuk internet.. bising... ;>

so, in any case, my entries have to be postponed until i get the time to sneak out to starbucks and use their free line. lets just hope that my memory wont fail me this time. quite an interesting raya this year with the little hunny bunny aka N.A.H at home!

oh dang, somemore ppl just arrive downstairs.

have a happy merry hari raya and maaf zahir batin!

later!