Saturday, November 29, 2008

Girls Night Out

Yana, Ina and I had a GNO last Friday.

I couldn't remember having so much fun as we did that night, for a long, long time.

Before the gala event, Yana and I did a little bit of shopping to get the mood going.
Harvest had a sale at The Weld and I got myself books for a total of 37 (Malaysian) quids. Adding to that, we shopped for wrist watches too. We got ourselves a pretty good deal and some gorgeous looking watches to boot.

We headed to Pavilion shortly after 5pm with Ina's MyVi. We could have walked but made every excuse to have Ina drove us there. Hehe.

We shopped and shopped and shopped some more till we literally burnt holes in our soles.

Filled our empty tummies at Dome before heading to the cinema to catch Madagascar 2. Lots of laugh - really.

I had a great time, thanks to the lovely and lively company. Let's do this again!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Taking It Easy

What started as a favor has now become a responsibility.

I was assigned, yet another audit project, scheduled to go live by year end.

I am now involved in 4 projects in total - concurrently. Three of them are scheduled to go live by Jan 1st, 2009.

I did wonder if I could live up to everyone's expectation. The endless task list and the amount of effort can be intimidating, not to mention taxing. I guess this is a good chance for me to test my abilities and maybe, push the limit.

I can't help but love Live High by Jason Mraz. Just the words I needed to hear and hang on to.

'Live high, live mighty, live righteously. Take it easy.'

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Missing My Baby

I was in no hurry to get home yesterday. Deli had a farewell dinner to attend so I figured I’d stay in the office and clear the 600 plus emails sitting in my mailbox. I never got into clearing them eversince I was in the hospital.

Got home around 7ish with a list of things to do, quietly prepared in my head during the journey back from the office.

When I opened the door, the house was unusually quiet. Then I realized that the nest was empty. The pair of chirping birds are now safely in BP with their grandparents and cousins.

I thought it would be good, you know – having the house to myself. Not worrying about late pick-ups from the nursery or what to prepare for dinner for a change.

I felt lonely instead. A surge of emptiness came over me.

I tried reading a book but it didn’t feel right. I tried my hands on some downloaded games the kids were hooked to but found it becoming less and less interesting over the hour. I tried watching some telly but none of the shows captured my interest.

Then I saw Leo (the stuffed lion) wedged between pillows at the kid’s den. I found adik’s stuffed dog (who’s still nameless after all these years) as well. Adik has never been away without Leo. He dragged Leo to Phuket, Singapore and practically everywhere we spent our holidays. I called my mom to inquire but she said adik wanted to leave Leo for a change. It was hard to believe what I was hearing. Adik without Leo seemed like an odd equation.

Sometimes I forget that my son is not a baby anymore, though I prefer him to stay that way for as long as time permits. He is becoming the young man the good doctor claimed when he was circumsized 8 days ago.

To me, adik will always be the baby and for that reason alone, I am missing my baby terribly.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wind of Change

We had a meeting with the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) yesterday. He announced a restructure in our little department.

The Dutchman is no longer the HOD. The previous COO will be our new HOD. It translates to a lot of demotion for the bosses and maybe us.

I have no idea if I will still manage my current team. Or if I even get the promised promotion that supposedly came with the position.

Nobody knows anything at the moment.

Comes Monday, we might all be reporting to the same boss.

This would make my 5th reorg in 2 and a half years stay in this organization.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

A Saturday @ Zoo Negara, Sponsored by ING

Enjoy the picts.

We had fun at the zoo. Thanks to ING for sponsoring the tickets.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Volunteering @ Zoo Negara

I'm letting the pictures speak for themselves.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Only Now

I am worried.

I had an interview with a journalist from one of the local dailies (more details on that later) this afternoon. She asked me questions in Malay and I was supposed to respond in the same language.

It was an eye opener.


Because I had problem communicating in proper and complete Bahasa Melayu. A problem I never thought I would have.

I kept translating words in my head but it sounded stupid and somehow inappropriate.

Now I understand what Sharifah Amani meant when she said that she sounded stupid when she speaks Malay.

And no, I’m not saying that I am fluent in English either. I just thought that I am capable of conversing in proper Bahasa. As always, I thought wrong.

Weird thing was, I teased Yana when she had to rehearse for a radio interview with one of the local radio station yesterday.

Darn. What is wrong with me?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Lucky I'm In Love

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
I just can't get over this song - Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colby Callait.
Jason Mraz's latest record is A.W.E.S.O.M.E. I got a free shirt too. Coolness!
Kakak and Adik can pretty much sing I'm Yours by now. With excellent American slang, mind you. Hahah.
There are a lot of things that i need to blog about. Maybe later.
Gotto go. So many things to do.