Tuesday, March 31, 2009

la di du..

i'd forgotten how tiring it was the flights to the States..

15+ hours flight just to get to LAX, 5 hours of layover (just because i takut flight delays or "lost" in lax) and another 3 hours of domestic flight to sea-tac.. a freaking total of one whole day of travel..

and yesterday i bore the brunt of jet-lag.. tengah2 shopping (yes, first day here and i dragged hubby to factory outlet already), menguap macam orang gila.. and today, my body ached like nobody's business..

oh well.. i have 13 more days to savor, granted its only March 30th here as opposed to March 31st over there..

i am blissed out..

today, i am in bothell, (yes, sounds like brothel but what the heck) washington, a small city about 15mins from seattle, where my sayang is until a period to be determined later.

i am blissed out.

i am happy.

though, i have gripes with the weather here. it's freaking MARCH for godsake!! it's supposed to be spring, sunny with flowers and tinge of chill and freaking hay fevers but instead its rain and blasted COLD and gloomy... i might as well be in birmingham! urrgghh..

anyways, i am here and i have already maxed out my credit card! hahahaha!

i had the noblest intention to take pics of all the handbags at the factory outlet and post them at this blog and if u ppl want to order, i'll get it for you. the prices are unbelievable; factory outlet prices being slashed from 20% up to 50% somemore..

but yes, i am only a woman.. who caved in along with every other women in the store.. did i even remember to take out my camera? na-ah.. it's in my handbag with sayang outside the store where he'd waited until i decided "enough".

sorry peeps.. :D

Thursday, March 26, 2009

the FIRST tag

i was tag by Sharmi in FB but i have no idea how to do it there, so, here goes beb..

1.Who was your FIRST prom date?
i have to agree with sharmi, "where la got prom in malaysia?"!

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
huh.. emm... ;P

3. What was your 1st alcoholic drink?
this pink colored Teq, i think its only avail in madison, yes, where mad-is-on!

4. What was your FIRST job?
shelver at the law library

5. What was your FIRST car?
a silver kelisa, daisy, named by linz after our silly bout at spiral!

6. Who was the FIRST person to text you today?
my sayang...

7. Who is the FIRST person you thought of this morning?
my course instructor coz i was freaking late.

8. Who was your FIRST grade teacher?
Mrs. Gomez i think.

9. Where was the first place you went in a plane?
United States of America

10. Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk?
emm.. i think its A, we'll talk if we ever see each other again... i have no idea where she is now..

11. Where was your FIRST sleep over?
hah! with my strict dad? no way hozay!

12. Who was the FIRST person you talked to today?
Ezrin at the course

13. Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?
one of my aunts? i have tons of them.. like 10 of them?

14. What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
slammed the alarm clock off.

15. What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?
backstreet boys!

16. FIRST tattoo?
hahaha! like sharmi, it's one of the fake ones, a rose at my uhh.. ;P

17. First piercing?
ears at 12 before boarding school, i think..

18. First foreign country you've been to?
singapore

19. FIRST movie you remember seeing?
this indonesian horror movie my youngest aunt brought us to watch! i cudnt remember the name but i cudnt sleep for weeks!

20. When was your FIRST detention?
hah! if u count having to clean the dining hall a detention, then yes, probably that. tu pun sebab kena kantoi..

21. What was the first state you lived in?
melaka.

22. Who was your FIRST roommate?
my D8 roommates at stf. there were like, what, 16? 20 of us?

23. If you had one wish. What would it be?
:D

24. What is something you would learn if you had the chance?
how to cook? HAHA!

25. Who do you think will be the next person to post this?
i have to tag someone first eh? err, ateen?? hehe

Monday, March 23, 2009

Movies Watch

some of the things to look forward to.. and yes, i am a sucker for these comic-doesnt-make-any-sense movies :D

1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Release Date: May 1, 2009




















2. Terminator Salvation
Release date: May 21, 2009





















3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Release date: [est] June 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

6 more days

6 more days and counting!

today next week, at this time, i will be with sayang [FINALLY!].

yea!

SINGA-PURA2..

so, yes, i am in the city of loins, oops, lions.. HAH!

after the trip to birm, and the death of my grandmother, my boss told me i have to go to s'pore. for a course. oh god.. i was really hoping to get the whole week clean and clear before i leave for the States. i need to clean up some work, handover some stuff for the two weeks that am gone and PACK. yes, of course it'll take me a week to pack. what do u expect? am going to see my sayang after two months apart, i HAVE to bring the "right" clothes! HAHAHA!

so anyways, there were supposed to be four others with me, but two have their SMA thingy next week and two others havent gone to the Co's PIPE program so they are not allowed to attend overseas courses! what stupid rule is that?

so now, am alone, bored like hell, my feet hurts coz i brought the wrong shoes, i was tempted to raid Charles & Keith again but i AM saving money for raids in the States (ooh, it rhymes!), hence, here i am, updating the blog.

and talking about blogs updating, i seemed to have been missing A LOT of "hot" stuff going on! one of u gurlies are apparently being tagged as the writer of my fav tabloid, which is now not there anymore, and which i sooo dont believe it's her, but i soooo WANT TO KNOW what happened!!!

ANDA WAJIB CERITA PADA SAYA! ;P

and now, it's 730pm and i am itching, ITCHING i tell u, to go downstairs and shop. yes, am staying on top of a freaking shopping mall. how bizarre is that for someone who's trying to SAVE money?? uurrgghh, pathetic.

so, anyone out there from singapura? care to entertain me? ;P

Saturday, March 21, 2009

and she was gone..

my grandmother, the one who took care of us when we were kids, is gone..

she passed away last saturday while i was in amsterdam, transiting on the way back home. she was buried on the same day.

i never got to see her..

we kept watching these ads in TVs about people we love passing away while we were too busy working and we thought, that will never happen to me..

but it did..

i havent seen her since the last raya i think.. and she lived in the same state as my parents, in the same taman perumahan.

in my hastiness, i took it for granted.

whenever i visit my parents, which now that i think back wasnt that often anyways, i always told myself to go see her. but the times seemed to elude me. and then i told myself, next time. there's always next time.

well, apparently, there's none. and there never will be anymore.

she's gone.

and the sadness that i kept pushing back teared my eyes now. she's gone.

i didnt even get to say goodbye.

i promised to take her for a ride in my car when i bought one.

i promised to bring her to my place when i bought one.

she'd never been in both. and now i will never have the chance.

goodbye, tokmak... i will pray for you..

i sooo dont want to be an ASTRONAUT!

i know i havent been updating but before i get to that, let's do this thing first:

Rules:It’s harder than it looks! Copy to your own note, erase my answers, enter yours, and tag twenty people including the person who tagged you.Use the first letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real…nothing made up! If the person before you had the same first initial, you must use different answers. You cannot use any word twice and you can’t use your name for the boy/girl name question.

1. What is your name : Adilah

2. A four Letter Word :

3. A boy’s Name : Adam

4. A girl’s Name : Aleya

5. An occupation : Astronaut

6. A color : huh? Aegean blue? kah!kah!kah!

7. Something you’ll wear : Astronaut's suit?

9. A type of food : Ayam Goreng (u didnt say cannot use malay! :P)

10. Something found in the bathroom : Ampoules?

11. A place : Amsterdam

12. A reason for being late : ASLEEP

13. Something you’d shout : ARRRRGGHHh!!!!!!!

14. A movie title : Armageddon

15. Something you drink : Air Oren? (hehe)

16. A musical group : Air Supply

17. An animal : Arnab

18. A street name : Ampang Road! :P

19. A type of car : AUDI

20. The title of a song : Always

ok, susah la jugak sebenarnya..

Thursday, March 12, 2009

isnt she the cutest!!!

the hunny bunny in all of her 7+months old.


with her mother.



trying to read the newspaper isit?
and ready to crawl away around auntie's living room!

i-[transit]-Amsterdam


am so excited, well, in addition to feeling, sleepy and smelly and achy, i am in amsterdam! albeit, only in transit but HEY!
i have yet to get any pics but my boarding pass.
and thank god i found this lounge coz the freaking airport is SO HUGE and i have no where to go and wait when my flight is another 3 hours away.
the internet is free and the best thing is, despite schipol being a smoke-free airport, the lounge has SMOKING ROOM!!!

anyways, faeiz, thot of contacting u but the the trip is too short to drop by..
well, actually, if according to my original plan, this trip would have been last week and i would have had at least a friday in amsterdam! sakit hati jugaklah kat the "blah" people..
oh, and how do u pronounce "schipol" anyways? "shipol" or "skipol"??

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reading: Angel's Pawn by Nalini Singh

i know i shouldnt read anything NOW but i cant help it.

my brain is having strike and so, i need a break.

so, i am reading this. oops, sorry, apparently there's no book image on this title.

anyways, despite my earlier post saying that the synopsis is not that interesting, the first chapter is quite intriguing for me to continue to the next one.

so, yes, i'm reading this, now. FCUK everything else.

GRRRR!!!

i know i should sleep but i cant.

it's past the 3am mark, that means if i sleep now i will wake up at 10am tomorrow, which is not possible coz tomorrow is another whole day meeting that will start with a breakfast meeting at 8 freaking A.M.!

uurrrgghh, why, WHY, did i ever agree to a breakfast meeting?? oh, yes, pancakes at dome. emm...

so yes, i shud sleep but i cant, coz i'm still not done with my justification write-up aka additional points for boss to defend me for my rating. sigh..

plus, i am sooo not done with packing yet, which i have to do before i go to work coz i'm driving straight to the airport from work, hence, the luggage, preferably, hopefully, already packed, has to be in my car with me to work.

and i have a toothache and am still all achy from the blardy tennis game and i miss hubby and my house is in a mess..

GRRRR!!!!!!!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

Angels' Blood

i like this one.



i have a teeny weeny weakness for strong characters and Raphael, the Archangel and Elena, the vampire hunter made the mark.

the love scenes are only PG-18 but adequate enough considering the spans of wings in the way.. LOL ROTF!!

i took a peek at Angel's Pawn and decided to pass it. can't wait for Angel's Kiss though, although 2010 seems like aeons away.. sigh..

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Reading and Book Watching

the tikus has finished reading:

Danger in a Red Dress

i think this is the last of the Manly brothers/Prescott sisters series; featuring Gabriel Prescott, the Prescott's foster son and the Manly's illigitimate son.

i dunno, the first half of the story was not encouraging at all and the last half was too weak by my standard.

i'm just grateful the series is over. apparently CD is coming up with new series; The Chosen One or something.. emm..

The tikus is reading [or trying to read]:

Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh



this is her second Guild series. i also have the first one, Angel's Pawn, but the synopsis is just not that good for me to read it first.












and the tikus is watching for this book:

Branded by Fire (Psy-Changelings, Book 6)
coming out July 2009




ooh, i actually cant wait for this one.


it's one of the psy-changeling series featuring mercy from darkriver and riley the snowdancer sentinel.


emm.. i wonder how she wud do this story.. one's a wolf and one's a leopard.

can they cross-breed? ick!

right..

... like i said i would wake up early today kan?

hampeh..

i woke up like near to noon, courtesy of sayang's phone call. kalau tak, memang pass lunch hour, i kid u not. honestly, i cringed coz i really have two important things to do in the morning; get the booking slip for tomorrow and send spotot to have his window panel thingie fixed.

but thank god spotot's body center is open till 4pm [only the service center that's open till noon] and the mgmt's office is open till 5pm. FUUH!!!

if i'd known earlier that both of them would be open till late, i wudnt have had such high expectations of myself. HAHAH!

done for the night

k, wanna go to sleep now.

tomorrow, early morning [ohhh tidak!!!] i have to get the tennis court booking slip for sunday game, and then rush to glenmarie to get spotot rear window thingie fixed. i dont know long it'll take but if got time, i want to singgah ikea afterwards. i need a small desk, not even a desk, something like a "breakfast in bed" tray for me to use this lappie, well, in bed or on the sofa :D

sunday, my brothers are coming over! yea! along with hunny bunny who apparently has learnt how to "merangkak"!! yea! i just hope she wont spend the whole day WAILING... sigh.. she does have a tendency to do that at my place.. sigh.. the last time she came over, oh god, it was like she was being tortured! well, until i switched on the aircond... sigh.. hunny bunny tak tahan panas rupanya eh? nanti auntie siap2 on kan aircond k..

and then, me and the boys are going to hit the court. dang, i have to remember to get the rackets re-stringed and change their grips.

monday, i will spend the whole day in my PJs and work. yes, work. fun isnt it? sigh..

Friday, March 06, 2009

"Bersenggolan"?

guess what that word is?! [i hope i got the spelling right].

i am watching ANTM summary series and one of the scenes is where the girls are dirty dancing with each other. the narrator was saying that they girls were like "humping" each other.

and at that moment i chose to raise my head from this lappie to look at the scene and saw the translation.

humping is apparently "bersenggolan" or is it "bersonggolan"?

either way, huh???

really?

can any ahli bahasa confirm that for me? HAHAHAH!

Reads

oh bosannya..

the books that i am waiting for the month of march are not here yet.. i have been reading a couple of "non-existent" books from, frankly, "non-existent" authors.

sungguh bosan..

please, please, please!!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Cool Armor

huh, i dont even think i should promote this but since it's going to be the International Women's Day, i thot why not..

lately, i've heard a lot about the cases of women drivers being mugged while being in the car. the MO: smash the passenger side window and grab the handbag which we, women, like, no, LOVE, to leave on the seat. yup, including moi.

so, before sayang left last month, i forced him to tint spotot [yup, dodot has a new name] with one of those shield-tint thingies and as dark as possible.. basically, the tint will [hopefully] prevent the glass from breaking or shattering immediately upon impact. thus, [hopefully], gives us enough time to escape or drive away should the unfortunate incident happen to us.

will it really work? i dont know. i have never tested it before [wud u like to volunteer for someone to test it on ur car??] and i hope i will never, ever, have to experience it in real life and then tell you whether it works or not.

we can only place preventive actions and be extra careful but if it's decreed by the higher power that it'll happen, then nothing we can do to prevent it from happening.

so, peeps, i'm writing this because they are having a promotion this month. installation of Cool Armor for sedans will now cost only RM700 until the end of the month. the normal price is RM2200 for a sedan. and linz, sorry, i've asked but zoey will also be charged as a sedan although she has much fewer windows!

anyways, u can get Cool Armor from Cars International. yup, that car wash place at KLCC, pavillion or GE Mall. sorry, i have no idea where they are in PJ planet err areas.. HAHAHA!

no, i am not getting any commission from this.

and i think u can also get the same type [different brand] of tint from V-kool or something but i dont know how's the pricing is like.

so, u gurlies out there, force ur hubby/significant other to install one for ur car ;P but if u have to pay urself, it's only the price of three handbags or four shoes [at a cheapo budget like me :D].

and on top of that, be extra careful!!

adakah sedikit bodoh??

i dont know about you peeps out there but inside my car are multitudes of cards for access into different buildings. well, actually just four.

my condo access card, my klcc season parking card, my touch and go card and my Co access card. yes, i used to leave all those cards in the car so that i wont forget and leave them at home.

and then just now, something pop into my head.

if my car is stolen at home, the thief can easily leave my condo using my condo card. if it is stolen at KLCC parking, the thief can easily leave the parking area. and what more, the thief can easily use the highway bcoz i also leave my Touch n GO and smart tag there!

huh...

amatlah bodoh sebenarnya kan?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE

is it women's day today? i keep getting these sort of things in my emails, not that i'm complaining but am i missing an important day here?
GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE

When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out
that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'
One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .
Those are your best friends.

It may all be wrapped up in one woman,
But for many, it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
A couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.
Thank you for being in my circle..

Quote of the day

3 days of the week

monday was non-existent to me. thank god there wasnt any meeting coz for some reason, i was more than just blur that day. well, yes, i am normally blur on mondays [and who doesnt??].

tuesday was interesting though i was sleepy the whole day until the afternoon meeting with abang tom. that was exceptionally interesting. hah!

today, i am on medical leave. after a harrowing nite and morning of stomach ache and trips to the err loo, i had it. there goes my aim of "no more MCs" but heck. there was no way i'm going to the office today with a really bad diarrhea.

tomorrow is another day of full meeting. thank god my friday calender is STILL empty.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Quattro

last nite i went out with the choo choo train and her fren lenny to capital FM dance anthem thingie at Winter Bar, Quattro.

I have heard about this club, rather excessively, of course, from ananda, not the krishnan, but anand, my joe, from work [apparently, he called every guy joe] but have yet the chance to visit. until last nite.

Quattro, of course, meaning four, is [appropriately] divided into four, well, rooms, kinda. all according to seasons; summer, spring, autumn and winter.

the Winter Bar, where the event was held, is quite small about the size of Pulse and of course has the temperature of winter. though not as cold at first. it was chilly but bearable until later into the night, or morning as it was. the waiters and waitresses were decked in coats and hats that reminded me of those russians polices! guests who cant stand cold can either jump around on the dance floor or rent coats for free. i kid u not. there's even a special room where there's ice thrones and apparently snow. nope, i did not venture into that room, heck no, not with the skimps of clothing.

downstairs, the Autumn area is the biggest area in the Club. last nite it was packed like sardins, with the major population being chinois. i can count the number of malays and indians and mat sallehs being not more than my cutely manicured fingernails. strange, since the music is blatantly pop/R&B. oh well, i guess my time of toot-ing has been long gone.

the Spring lounge is a separate area just outside of Autumn. small, about the size of your living room and stools and stuffs to lounge about. we didnt go in coz we couldnt see where to enter from the pack of sardin err people.

Summer is apparently the restaurant, which also opens for lunch. again, we didnt get to see this area coz yes, the pack of err people. one of these days, lets have lunch there, zetts!

i didnt get to get any nice pics coz none of us brought a camera. we took crappy pics from our phones [blardy lousy E71 camera].



wow..

wow, it's March already. I just noticed.

when i bought the tix in Jan, March seemed so far away.. i waited and waited and now it's finally here.
26 more days and i will be re-united again with my sayang.
oh god, give me strength to wait just a bit longer.

and now, who's birthday is it in March? i know at least two, linz and yatts!

The Crew


i was sorting out my C drive for work tomorrow [yea, yucks] and came across this pic.
the emcee took this from the meeting room from his DSLR as we were coming back from a meeting.
the TComM crew, of course missing one and the bosses.
pardon the lack of formal clothing, it was a friday after all.

John Rambo

and now, am watching this, John Rambo
.
i know i have watched all wat, 3? 4? installations of the previous Rambo but man, i cant remember jack shit about his previous movies.

The Terminator

i was out of dvds and movies to watch, so i watch this on HBO just now.

The Terminator


i must have watched this like more than ten years ago coz i barely remember how it went.

but i remembered enough to stay in front of the flattie and watch with wide eyes.

it was really funny watching the huge hair, the simplistic acting and bad music. movies have come a long way since then.







now, i wanted to watch the whole set; from Terminator 2 to Terminator 3.








and then, i wanted to be in line to watch this. Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins. Apparently, John Connor is being played by the Dark Knight! how cute.. :D

Kiku Zakura (KZ)

i *heart* their kiku zakura bento. and whenever i have a craving, i would sped away to avenue k to get it.

last week or so, i had a huge crazing for it, went to ave K and saw the note on the door. "we've been relocated to Tropicana Mall". wat? where? might as well move it to another planet coz it'll be just the same to me. i sulked the whole day.

just now, i went to great eastern mall and i saw KZ there. linz said this one at GE mall is not that nice, but suddenly i had that pang of a craving. i went in and got the shock of my life. it's like entering the one at avenue K! the whole freaking crew is there! from the chinese auntie who looks so much like a "geisha ibu-ayam" to their kimono-clad waitresses. everyone is there!

and i'm happy to report that the bento is just as delicious :D