Thursday, March 29, 2007

Fried rice galore

I went to a nearby coffeeshop last night after gym and took away a packet of fried rice. It was pretty good and the fact that I was starving at that time only adds to the gastranomic pleasure. Anyway, it was raining heavily today when my colleagues and I went out to lunch. Since I drove, I dropped them off at the restaurant before proceeding to find a car park. When I sat down, I was told they already ordered my lunch for me. It was fried rice. I'm not complaining, lunch today was good. In fact I wouldn't mind having more. Now I'm wondering should I have fried rice continuously for my subsequent meals till I start barfing? It's gonna be a pretty interesting challenge no?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I see you

Last week, out of curiosity, I popped into an optical shop after a workout session in gym to have my eyes examined. I wanted to know if my power had increase over the years. The last time I had them checked was approximately 2 years ago. Anyway, the result came back shocking. My right eye went up by 0.75 while the left shot up by 1.00. So on the advise of the optician, I decided to get a new pair of glasses since prolong usage of my current pair would only serve to further increase my power.

My current spectacle’s frame is already 4 years old. Hence, it’s only fair that I purchase a new one. I finally decided to get one of em’ plastic ones. It’s full rimmed and apparently one of the latest models from the 2 Inch brand. I think it’s the one with Jordan Chan as their brand ambassador. It’s mostly black with stripes of orange at the sides. The lens however, was purchased from another optical establishment since the one where I got the frame was going to charge me by an additional RM400. So in total, I forked out RM120 for the frame and RM430 for the lens. The lens, made in Japan mind you, comes with multicoat, UV protection, EMI etc. Also, because it’s of the super high index type, it now looks very thin. Yea bebeh!!!

Anyway, I collected my spanking new spectacles last night and I think it made me look a tad bit smarter. My vision’s 824665639948578 times clearer too. I’d like to think that I now seem rather fashionable and I received positive feedbacks from the ones who had seen me. Would love to post a pic up but lately, Blogger have prevented me from posing any photos whatsoever. I have no idea why. So until I have the opportunity to show you how I look, just take my word for it, I look great. Hahaha.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Five things I'd like to do ... and then some

I would like to :

· Lay lazily on a hammock by the beach, snoozing to the sound of the lapping waves, to feel the gentle sea breeze on my face and a massage would be heavenly. Ooo yes, and I’d like a body massage too.
· Eat, eat and eat without putting on weight ... ever!!!
· Chill and chat the night away with good company in a nice li'll cosy cafĂ©
· Read a good book in my bedroom with soft chilled out serenading music in the background
· Sing like an idiot in a karaoke joint with close friends
· Travel. Five to six holidays a year would be nice
· Watch sappy movies alone
· Workout at the gym till every single muscle goes numb
· Driving past the 250km/h mark (but safely of course)
· Blast the music while driving fast
· Shop for stuff i.e. clothes, gadgets etc. without having to worry over the moolah
· Dim the lights in my bedroom, put on some really soothing music, just relax and let the mind drift away aimlessly
· Sleep in during the weekends (I need this)
· Catch up with ol’ friends, especially those I hadn’t meet in ages
· Tell off a couple of jerks what I really think about them (Isn't honesty the best policy???)
· Turn back time and undo all of my mistakes
· Appreciate those around me more
· Strike the lottery and never having to worry about money … ever!!!
· Be better looking. Ha :p
· Be a travel tv host
· Be a food tv host
· Just be on tv (for the right reasons)
· Tell someone I love her. (certain things are complicated … don’t ask)
· Have friends like the ones in Friends, the tv series
· Cook really well
· Make all of the above come true

I'm lovin' it

I tried my new Nike Tuhon SL last night at the gym (refer to previous post). It was at a Body Combat class and it was fantastic. It’s incredibly lightweight, grips the floor well and looks really great. Suprisingly, the lack of heel support does nothing to compromise the comfort level. It gives the feeling that I was working out bare foot. Apparently, this way you'll get to work out more on the lower leg area, namely the calves and the hamstrings. So no regrets on this purchase of mine.

*sheepish grin* Gained a few compliments from a couple of fellow gym members too ... so I'm happy happy happy. If you’re into Body Combat or any martial art discipline for that matter, the Tuhon SL is for you. I’ve heard that Nike Free is good for such activities too but I’ve yet to try it out, hence no comments at the moment. Can’t wait for the next Combat class now.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Nike Tuhon SL rocks my socks !!!

I treated myself to an early birthday / X’mas present this year. Got meself a pair of cool Nike Tuhon SL. It’s meant for martial arts but rest assured that I’m not a martial art exponent of any sort. It’s just that I’ve been taking up Body Combat classes regularly at the gym and I do not wish to add wear and tear to my current Nike Pegasus running shoes. The sole is already starting to peel and it’s only holding up thanks to the guy who created superglue.

Anyway, Body Combat is a cardio packed workout class with martial art influence namely Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Muay Thai and a few others. I’ve also signed up for an instructor’s training program which shall take place in May. Should I pass the program *fingers crossed*, there might be an opportunity for me to teach in any gyms within Malaysia ... after much much practice of course. A healthy part time job wouldn’t you agree.

So back to my Tuhon SL. Fell in love with it ever since I saw it a couple of weeks ago. As you can obviously see, it’s mostly Black with menacing stripes of Varsity Red. I had nothing to do the entire day yesterday and as they said, an idle mind is the devil’s playground. So I just popped into a nearby Nike outlet ‘just to check it out’. Before you can say ‘Just Do It’, the cashier was ringing up my shoe at the counter. There’s a consolation though, my Tuhon was on discount, 10% to be exact. So the total came up to RM206. *sheepish grin* But that wasn’t all. I came across a Nike 90 shoe bag and I just had to get it. The colour complimented my Tuhon SO WELL. How to resist??? It made me RM45 poorer but … but … it’s nice right. Just be a gem and tell me my money was well spent ok.

Can’t wait to try it out tonight. Tee Hee.

Thursday, March 22, 2007


I'm hungry and I've got nothing to blog about. I'm also not able to post up any photos. So this is as good as it's gonna get. Start dancing and make me laugh. -___-

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The sun will set someday

I overheard this conversation quite some time ago and yet I could never get it out of my mind.

He said : “I think we should talk about it. Obviously there’s a problem. Things are just not the same as it used to be.”

She said : “Okay.”

He said : “What went wrong? How did we get to this?”

She said : “I don’t know. I just can’t take it anymore.”

He said : “…”

She said : “I’ve given you so many hints but you just don’t get it. This is not what I want.”

He said : “Then you should’ve said something about it.”

She said : “I’ve given you so many chances but you never change. Everything’s still the same. I’ve tolerated enough for the past five years. I just can’t take it anymore.”

She began tearing.

He said : “So what do you want?”

She said : “I think we should take a break.”

He said : "You're joking right."

She said : "You know I never joke about these things. It's always you who take these things lightly but when I say it, I mean it."

He said : “Huh … if that’s what you want.”

She said : “This is what I need.”

And that was how it all ended. What a pity.

He left the building

Yesterday, after having lunch, my managers and myself were in a car, heading back to the office when we happened to talk about a project I'm currently handling. I also mentioned that one of our correspondent engineer based in The Kingdom of Bahrain (where this project is taking place) seemed to be missing in action lately. He doesn't reply to our emails and more suprisingly, emails concerning the project hardly gets cc-ed to him anymore. My managers didn't know what to say to that, so they simply shrugged it off.

When I sat down at my workstation 10 minutes later, I received an email from the aforementioned correspondent engineer. That email was to notify us that he had already tendered in his resignation. This explains a lot about what has been going on. He's a good colleague and a fantastic friend. He was very generous towards my managers and myself during our trip to Bahrain two months ago. He shall be missed.

So to Mr. Rushdy, all the very best to you and in all your future endeavours. Maybe I will take you up on that bbq lunch offer at your New Zealand home one of these days. So get ready to fire up that ol' grill my friend.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Rain, rain go away

I awoke this morning to the sound of heavy rain drops drumming against my window. Looks like the li’ll angels can’t come out to play today.

I snuggled deeper into my duvet, ever so reluctant to get myself ready for work. Perhaps if I skip breakfast, I can squeeze in another precious 10 minutes. I hugged my pillow just a bit tighter, as if doing so will make everything better. It did, even if it was only for a good two seconds.

As I lie motionless on my bed, a million thoughts swirled in my mind. I can’t recall any of them. I let out a deep sigh and amidst it all, a disturbing calm settled over me as an odd silence enveloped my entire room. It felt strange yet comfortable. I know it’s an oxymoronic statement but I do not know how to put it in any other words.

I opened my eyes to see dull light rays peeking cheekily through the bottom crack of my room door. The melodies of faint chirpings ruptured the stillness of my surrounding. I strained harder and from a distance, I hear the depressing sounds of the morning rush hour.

I flipped the duvet over and lugged myself to the bathroom. I stared lazily at the image in the mirror not knowing what to make out of it. I inhaled deeply and forced a tiny smile. If it doesn't kill you, it'll only serve to make you stronger. Blehhhh.

p.s. I was slightly late for work because I had my breakfast. Ha.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Reaching out to you

Came across a rather sweet saying today ...

"If I could reach up and hold a star for everytime you made me smile, I would have the entire evening sky in my palm"

I loathe Mondays

Mondays are never easy. I’ve barely started to appreciate the weekend and I blinked. Before you know it, BHAM!!! you’re back to crooning the Monday blues. What’s worse, I woke up to an aching left arm. I must’ve slept at an awkward position last night. Just hoping I’ll be well enough to hit the gym later in the evening.

I was seriously contemplating to take the day off due to my ‘injured’ arm but it hurts to even imagine the workload waiting for me upon my return to the office the next day.

You know what would help, a good hot finger licking, taste buds tantalizing, belly satisfying meal. And to go along with that, a cool cup of iced caramel macchiato. Now that isn’t too much to ask on a Monday right ???

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sigh ...

Goodbye my Saturday. I'll miss you dear Sunday. Till we meet again ...

Friday, March 16, 2007

Looking Down

It's Friday. The weekend is drawing nearer as I type this entry. I've had a satisfying lunch earlier. I'm happy. I'm feelin' on top of the world. Simple things put a smile on my face. Don't deprive me of this.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Wish I was here ...

To bathe in the comforting evening sun, to feel the gentle bayou breeze in my face, to squish the powder soft sands between my toes, to hear the calming waves lapping ashore, to float in the sapphire clear waters of the ocean ... sighhhh. What would I give to have all those at right this very moment. Would you like to join me?

I like my lemonade sweet

I was chatting with a friend last night about her colleague who recently got married. The wedding wasn't planned well, given that the bride and groom only had three weeks notice to go ahead with it. The brief story was that the groom's grandmother passed away and according to his family's *somewhat weird*tradition, he has to get hitched within the 100 days after the passing or risk having to wait for another three years. So from getting the wedding photos taken, booking the restaurant, renting the gowns, printing the invitation cards and all other necessary arrangements, all were done within a mind boggling period of 21 days. Crazy huh .. and to top it off, the couple were both working throughout the entire planning period.

In the end, they managed to pull it off amid certain hiccups here and there but my point is that getting married is a huge milestone in a person's life. Shouldn't it be carried out in a more delicate manner instead of just 'bulldozing' through. These should be experiences to last a lifetime but if done inappropriately, one could easily end up with screwed up memories that'll haunt you for eternity. To me, the planning stages of the wedding is an experience all on its own, something to share with family and friends but I guess this couple will run short on that.

You don't always get what you want in life ... if life give you lemons, you make lemonade right? WRONG!!! I say dump the lemons and go indulge yourself with a sinful venti caramel frapp. It'll do you good.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Feeling damp

The greyish hue of the gloomy sky mirrors the sentiment brooding within myself. I see lightnings but hear no thunders. The silence is painfully deafening. Soon the clouds will open and pour out its cry in poignant raindrop tears. I wish I could do it too.

Sometimes I wish for things to turn back to the way it was ... and almost everytime, it doesn't happen. Taking the little things for granted may lead to a world of regrets because second chances are a rarity sometimes. Learning the truth, be it for oneself or others can be harsh as it usually is.
Desperately reaching out only to grasp nothing. Hugs, kisses and words of reassurance are only mirages leading to delusioned comfort. Maybe it's better to let the pain bring me back to bitter reality. Is there any other way? If so, please teach me.

I'd like to cherish yesterday, to treasure today and to live for tomorrow. If only I know how ...

Cough Cough!!!

My company recently hired a couple of clerks. They help around with little things such as photocopying, filing, running errands etc. One was given a seat beside my table because it was vacant. I do not have any beef with this guy until this morning that is. The guy called in sick yesterday but turned in for work this morning. That's where my problem begins. He's down with cough. And now, he's constantly coughing with his mouth open. It's disgusting and each time it happens, I'm reminded of all the germs and bacteria he's sending flying all over the room. Think my throat is beginning to itch too. Help.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I'm Waking Up

A brand new beginning, a fresh new start and hence, a spanking new blog. Life's so full of it ... honey coated ups and shitty stinking lows. Certain things happen ... and it changes a person, sometimes in more ways than one. I've learnt not to care (not too much anyway). I've been through a storm and so now, I'm looking out for the rainbow. I deserve it.