Monday, December 31, 2007

Goodbye 2007

I have not been updating my blog - i know.

I was too lazy to do pretty much anything with all the holidays and what not. Anyways, i have been tagged twice - so here goes!

1) Name of a person who made you laugh last night
Captain Jack Sparrow. We watched Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End on dvd last night.

2) What were you doing at 0800?
Sleeping. I'm down with fever.

3) What were you doing 30mnts ago?
Eating my lunch - waffles and anchovies fritters.

4) What happened to you in 2006?
A whole lot of stuff. One being me quitting from VS and joining I*G

5) What was the last thing you said out loud?
Adik, Kakak, makan!!

6) How many beverages did you have today?
A few glasses of Ribena

7) What colour is your hairbrush?
Pastel purple

8) What was the last thing you paid for?
School clothes at Ampang Point

9) Where were you last night?
At home with the 3 people i adore the most

10) What colour is your front door?
Dark brown

11) Where do you keep your change?
Anywhere and everywhere

12) What's the weather like today?
A bit cloudy now. It was bright earlier on.

13) What's the best ice-cream flavour?

14) What excites you?
Do you really wanna know? Heheh.

15) Do you want to cut your hair?

16) Are you over the age of 25?
Not in the year 2000. You do the math.

17) Do you talk a lot?
Depends. Normally, no.

18) Do watch the O.C?

19) Do you know anyone named Steven?

20) Do you make up your own words?
I think i have...

21) Are you a jealous person?
Not really

22) Name a friend whose name starts with the letter 'A'

23) Name a friend whose name starts with the letter 'K'
Khaw Moon Gooi

24) Who's the first person on your received call list?

25) What does the last text message you received say?
Please review your PDR - from my boss.

26) Do you chew on your straw?

27) Do you have curly hair?

28) Where's the next place you're going to?
Carrefour for groceries

29) Who's the rudest person in your life?
A bimbo in the office with big boobs

30) What was the last thing you ate?
Anchovies fritters. Now i'm coughing like mad.

31) Will you get married in the future?
I am now

32) What's the best movie you've seen in the past 2 weeks?
Have not seen any movie for ages. The last one i saw was Transformers, i think.

34) When was the last time you did the dishes?
After lunch just now

35) Are you currently depressed?
Not at home. At work - oh yes!

36) Did you cry today?
Nope. No reason to.

37) Why did you answer and post this?
Because the person who tagged me might try to hurt me physically.... hahahah.

Moving on to the next one:

1. What is your blogging name?
Seri Langkat.

2. When did you start blogging, the exact date?
Dec 4th, 2003

3. What was your first title?
Blogging Time!

4. Which posting you feel is the best post so far?
All of the posts are special.

5. Who promote/source of inspiration for you to blog?
Daily events and the passion to just write

6. When do you usually post entries?
Depends on my mood

7. Where would you prefer to be when you are blogging?
No preferance

8. Have you met other bloggers?
Some of them

9. How many entries you made in a month?
I try to write at least once a week

10. Would you reveal your face or your family in your blog?
They're already in here

11. Would you promote your friends to blog?
Sometimes. Especially when i have pictures and gossips to share.

12. Would you feel restless/guilty concious/incomplete if you didn't blog for a month?
Maybe. I did that once but couldn't recall if i ever felt restless/guilty/incomplete

13. Define blogging.
Typing away my thoughts

There. All done.

Now here are some pictures of what's been going on these past few weeks.

Cartons of POPYCOCK popcorn. Oh yey! Hahah.

Santa's little helper and her friends.

I made a chocolate cake for Along's birthday

The birthday girl and her mom

Blackout at Tok Mak's

Bad traffic from Malacca to KL

A couple of hours later, we were still stuck in it.

Okay then. This entry pretty much wrap my entries for 2007.

Here's to a better and prosperous new year to everyone. Happy New Year!

Welcome 2008!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Aladdin and The Magic Lamp


That’s all I can say about the children musical play called Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.

I’ve heard good reviews about it and decided that it’s a good exposure for the kids to watch a play on stage. We have never been to Istana Budaya (I know, shame on us) so what better way to make our debut than to watch a good play. Please note that I have never, ever watched any plays before. Not even the famous PGL the musical. So bear with me when I keep branding Aladdin as superb, excellent and the sort. I don’t have anything to compare it with, so for all I know Aladdin is truly the best.

Okay. Enough with the babbling.

I bought the tickets online for Sunday 8.30pm show. To ensure that we have good view of the stage, I booked seats at the Grand Circle. It was $30 per seat while the kids are charged half of that. Program books were sold at $5 each.

We were shown to the seats which proved to be really good ones until we started seeing taller heads in front of us. No big deal – small glitch. I now know where the good seats are for future bookings.

The show started on time and we were truly awed by the first scene. The kids were amazing! The songs were catchy and the genie was hilarious!

I couldn’t believe the sultry voices were owned by 10 (Aladdin) and 9 (Princess Jasmine) year olds! Goodness gracious. They sounded better than some of the singers out there.

The sets were nicely done and transitions between scenes were done flawlessly that I wondered if the sets moved on their own until I saw a leg behind the castle. Heheh.

Kakak and adik really enjoyed the show and laughed their hearts out on the funny bits. At one time, kakak was laughing so hard that a man standing behind us actually laughed at and with her! He asked kakak if she find the scene funny where kakak answered with giggles. Little did I realize that the man was actually the music director of the play – Pak Ngah. I didn’t know he’s a Datuk until I read about him in the program book. Awesome!

The show ended at 10.30pm and kakak asked if she could ask for the casts’ autograph. We queued for 20 minutes and kakak managed a chat with Erma Fatima.

It was one heck of a show – a standing ovation from the crowd. Would I watch it again? Most definitely.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Tales of Retail Therapy & Beedle the Bard

I was in serious mood to spend some dosh since yesterday but couldn't really get to do so because of the rain and a million other reasons.

Deli's at work today and the kids are at home - more reason to not go out and shop. Their antics would definitely deter my enthusiasm. Retail therapy requires full concentration, okay!

So I went to - thank God for online shopping!! I am forever grateful to those who invented this online shopping thingy-majingy.

Browsed for hours looking for cheap yet fabulous handbags only to find that the 2 that I really fancied could not be shipped to Malaysia. Jeez. So much for the big talk about online shopping.

So I browsed for books instead only to find about The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Apparently bought 1 of the 7 available copies of JK Rowling's handwritten book. Not only that - they paid a hefty 1 million pounds for it too!

The book contains 5 fairy tales, scribbled and illustrated by the author herself. It's only 157 pages - unlike her series of Harry Potter. I reckon it must have cost her a lot of time to write the same story 7 times and to draw the same pictures. Kudos to her for coming up with such idea. It was mentioned that she's donating the proceeds to The Children Voice Campaign - a charity she co-founded to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe.

Here's a sneak peak.

So - back to me. I still have not spent a penny.

How is that possible?

Friday, December 14, 2007

Crappy Me, Crappy Day

I don’t know what’s wrong with me today. I’m all tensed and crabby all day.

I didn’t speak to both adik and kakak since last night because they’ve been throwing tantrum almost everyday since they got back from BP. They refused to get ready for school in the morning and started to cry when I rolled up my sleeves and nagged. I will then be very pissed because by the time they’re all hauled up in the car, I was pretty much late for work.

So that’s why I acted the way I did. I just thought that they should feel what it’s like to be in my shoes.

This morning, they were up early. Both were making themselves sandwiches for breakfast. I did the usual stuff – checking the locks, switching off the lights and getting the keys before leaving the house. Still not talking to them. Kakak was done with her sandwich while adik was still scooping Nutella from the jar. By the time I opened the front door, he was still not done with his bread, panicked and resorted to crouching behind the sofa with streaming tears. Kakak helped him with his sandwich. He was still crying. In fact he cried all the way to school.

I know I was mean to him. I should have helped him but like I said, I was not in the mood to be nice.

Things were bad in the office as well.

I have completed a document for my boss one day in advance (a thick one, if I might add), thinking that I might be able to use the extra day to work on the cosmetics and stuff. At 12.22pm, he emailed me saying that it was not good enough. People would not want to read it because it’s filled with details.

I was supposed to produce a user guide - wouldn’t it require details on the how-to’s?? Darn.

Then again, it was not so much of the argument but it’s how it was conveyed. It’s as if my effort was mocked. Probably he wanted to mess with me because of the transfer. We never talk about it since the CFO decided to KIV the case.

By the way, the Dutchman and my boss are still not speaking to each other. So much for being professionals. They are behaving like a bunch of 2 years old. My boss would ask me about the Dutchman and vice versa. I am stuck in between, trying my best not to side anyone. It’s just stupid and annoying.

There’s no news on the transfer and I couldn’t care less. If things get too complicated, I will think of something. Meanwhile, I will do what is expected of me and proceed with the procedures to transfer. My deliverables should not be affected by any of these.

Anyways, after receiving the email from my boss, I desperately needed a cup of toffee nut latte. I planned to have a quick lunch alone and proceed to Starbucks for it. I guess today is really not my day because it started to rain heavily while I was half way through my lunch.

So here I am. Feeling bad about being mean to my kids this morning, having my work being rejected and not getting my cup of coffee.

Plus, someone left a trail of urine on the toilet seat. Urgh! Gross!

If all those doesn’t earn me the right to feel the way I do, I don’t know what else does.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

As I Mature

Looks like I'm gonna be pretty busy till end of the year.

I'm still doing work for my boss and have started 2 projects under the so-called new department. Apart from that, I have 2 projects closing in Jan '08. Talk about having nothing to do towards year end. Chis..

I can't wait for BDM project to be closed. My boss promised me 5 precious off days. Yumm!

Anyways, I am trying my very best to squeeze in some time for facebook and blogging. Both are very well-abandoned. Tak senonoh betul.

Anyways, I have a paper due today so I'm just gonna post something that I received in email.

As I Mature

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.
All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care,
Some people are just assholes.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust
And it only takes suspicion – not proof, to destroy it.

I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for 15 minutes.
After that, you’d better have a big willy or huge boobs.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others.
They are more screwed up than you think.

I’ve learned that you can keep vomiting
long after you think you’re finished.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do.
Unless we are celebrities.

I’ve learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first,
Passion fades and there had better be a lot of money to take its place.

I’ve learned that 99% of the time when something is not working in your house,
One of your kids did it.

I’ve learned that people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon,
And the less important ones just never go away.