I've never taken a slimming pill before. My colleagues are going on a slimming race taking this KINTOP. Results are noteworthy. But you know, I've never resorted to pills. It's just not me. Sure I've starved, climbed stairs, swam like crazy, gym-ing. Maybe I always believe in sweating it out to lose weight. And I love eating. My colleagues reasoned that it saves time, effort (just pop the pill in your mouth saje), and suits their ever-busy life (what with kids/parties/chores). At least they dont wake up 7am in the morning going for a jog, sweating like a pig only to binge later on a sumptuous breakfast! Why do you think people pay thousands to slimming centres? Some went for chilli therapy.... Some went for I-Magic - the light enhancing face thingy... Some took it to the limit with liposuction, botox injection, plastic surgery. Talk about going to the extemes. Can't deny that looking good does make one feel good. It's just about how far you'd go. I love my food, think I used to be more careful about what I ate, then it was heck care after that. Have enough things to control besides my weight.:) Live and let live. If your life is controlled by your calorie intake counter, you need to re-check your life priorities...seriously. And don't tell me you're one of those who doesn't eat when you're on a lunch/dinner date.... :)
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Women and Men all like to brag. They brag about how much they make, where they've been, where they work, how they work, whom they slept with before, who they are dating,etc.....the list goes on. You practically can brag about everything under then sky! My first encounter with a bragqueen was when I was 13. Was just a freaking kid, and a classmate told me she just came back from god-knows-where and was flashing me pics of herself having a ball. I hardly knew her. She never stopped bragging up till now. When I was in college, there was this real pretty brat who was farking rich and wanted to hold her bday party at my condo by the swimming pool. Bragged that she has a lot of money and well she said she'll pay for everything but we have to organize for her. I went off to meet another friend for drinks in Bangsar that night haha. Even relatives brag- mostly about their children. Can't comprehend why coz I don't really give a fark if that distant cousin of mine is rich as hell.
I have my own theory why people brag;
1) Low Self Esteem: They wanna appear to be better
2) Superiority: makes them feel powerful when they seemed more superior
3) Wannabe: just wanna be the IT person of the day/decade/forever
4) Attention seekers: Just constantly wanna be on the limelight
5) They have nothing to say: some people just have got no substance, nothing to say..and so they brag. Bragging is their only topic of conversation they can think of.
I dunno..I've always found the person who says and reveals the least, the most mysterious and intriguing. Empty vessels make the most noise..... :)
No matter what gender we are, who we are, we all suffer from denial. It's true.
1) Women will never confess that they like someone, for fear of being deemed as desperate.
2) Men would always deny their softer side- say crying at the movies (hehe, cmon admit it).
3) Bosses would always deny our request for a higher increment- who cares if you've slogged thru raya hols and cny hols...
4) Kids would never confess to a petty crime....
5) OJ Simpson have denied again and again....
6) Women would always deny to sex even though we all know women are just as sexually driven as men..
7) In truth, men who denies that they watch/like/enjoy porn are scarier than those who does :)
8) People always deny they have a problem with gays & lesbians, it's easy to accept but not easy to watch ...haha
9) Lazy people always deny that they know anything. Somehow when you 'buat bodoh' people just stop bothering you...... not such a bad idea sometimes :)
Look...it's ok.. No matter how much you deny, the truth always win.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
In my years of schooling in an all-girls school and years of meeting all sorts of people, I have met a major share of drama queens. Everything matters to them. Everything is a big deal to them. Everything concerns them. It's like the whole world revolves around them. Drama queens make moutains out of molehills. If you're a teenager, I probably would forgive you. But if you're in you're 20s, and you're complaining because a friend doesnt call you out to join another group's outing....then I'm gonna have to bitchslap you silly. If you think not having a party to go to during the weekends or you're gonna be spending time alone during Valentine's day is such a disaster and you're gonna go all crybaby like it's such a disaster, I'm gonna have to spank ur butt silly. Geez. People end up as drama queens because probably of too much tv (haha), selfishness, self-centeredness hence the self-absorbed creatures that they are...and perhaps lack of self esteem too. So Drama Queens, had enough of you people. Get a Life.
It was a journey to the unknown (to some) with some strangers (a few of them) for some pure fun. No expectations. No worries. Just some tuak-ridden, tequila-wasted, stout-drained good fun in Crabby Island. Pulau Ketam. The place is crappy but the venue wasn't important. We got to know another baldy, Earl (I think it's in season hehe), another guy with really long hair, Yatz, so danielfranklingomez.com and hongkiat.com, you're not alone anymore! Other notable guests was a Loretta-Lee lookalike, Syen, Mrs Yatz, Belle, and Chelva (had a good ride on your Volvo :) ) . I think I enjoyed the ferry ride the most- ohyea, that's where we de-bulued Daniel. Some hair-raising trip. :) For more pics go to philters' website
I got a rather amusing phonecall yesterday. I got this part time job and met up with the lady in charge last Friday. It was a brief meeting just to outline some things to me. Yesterday, she called me, and I thought she was gonna call me up for a job. Rather awkwardly, she said that she smelled a whiff of a nice fragrance when I left her office and asked if I could tell her what I was using. HAHA. Now that's shocking! Told her it was a rather obscure one- Marc Jacobs. Many people wouldn't know that I'm a perfume whore. Major perfume whore. Thanks to my 2nd sis who has a lot of hand-me-downs that she doesnt use and also endless hours spent at Sephora back when I was in US. The thing about perfume is that it's not a necessity, but I dunno, I tend to feel better when I smell better :). Don't you? In truth, we always look for things that makes us feel/look better- like guys using lip balms (nothing wrong with that), less-endowed women wearing push-up bras, guys going for facials...... And it doesn't necessarily need to be expensive or famous to be good. Marc Jacobs for e.g. I think we ought to do whatever we want to make us feel good. Why deprive ourselves of that? You wanna wait for your other half to provide u with that? ........ Right now.... the ultimate perfume on my list is the Pure Turquoise Perfume by Ralph Lauren- Simply BREATHTAKING.....
Monday, January 29, 2007
Ever been on a date and your date does something that completely turns you off? Different people are turned on and OFF by different things... Just recently a few friends were telling me about what really...really turns them off...
The Men's Take....
1) Hairy limbs- especially the hand. One friend of mine said that it's a major major turnoff.
2) Immaturity- despite what every other woman may think that act cutesy get guys, well some guys can't stand that. Some guys just like the independent, non-lemah type..
3) 38ness- hahaha... Girls who can't stop bitching and kaypohing, but this is our nature, quite hard to remove this trait, haha, young and old, the 38ness never leaves...
4) BO- I think it applies to both genders....who can (*&(&$#$ a smelly guy/gal?
The Women's Take...
1) Kedekut- Aiyaya, you can't score girls if you're stingy. It's a known fact.
2) AhBeng- having said so, AhBeng always scores the pretty Lians...
3) Soft spoken guys- WTF......
4) Guys who don't drink- WTF......
She's starting to live her life
From the inside out
The sound of failure calls her name
She's decided to hear it out
So go tell Britney and go tell Gwen
She's not tryin' to go against all them
'Cause she's too scared and she can't pretend
To understand where it begins or ends
Or what it means to be dead
It's just a sound going through your head
Let them go on -
The Sound Of Failure (Flaming Lips- At War With the Mystics 2006 album)
The lyrics refers Britney to Britney Spears and Gwen to Gwen Stefani- what they call as Sound of Failure..... But really, I'm a closet Gwen Fan. A friend of mine finally got it out of me. Shucks. But well yeah..I do love Gwen Stefani's music since No Doubt days. How many of you have not danced to her music ? Or find yourself singing along to her catchy tunes? Here are some of my faves (and proud of it)
1) Hey Baby
2) Just A Girl
4) Underneath It All
5) Don't Speak
6) Hella Good
7) It's My Life
8) Let Me Blow Ya Mind (with Eve)
9) Long Way To Go
11) Hollaback Girl
9) Keep On Dancing
Cmon...how can you hate Gwen....Britney I can understand...
Blood Diamond..must be one of my favourite movies this year...but well, the year just started. The movie was a moving, disturbing and yet wonderfully scripted picture. I thought Djimon Hounsou was excellent as Solomon Vandy...Leonardo DiCaprio...was good but I think Djimon was the key person giving the movie authenticity. The movie touches on a lot of today issues, Globalisation, Child Soldiers, weapon smuggling, Opportunists.... Kinda left the cinema feeling somewhat moved and intrigued by Africa. My uncle just came back from Africa after a few years, and he was totally amazed and in awe of Africa.. because of its culture and history and he told me wonderful stories of Africa.
SO..if you dig Blood Diamonds....see similar movies
1) Sometimes In April (did a review on that back in Aug i think)
2) Hotel Rwanda
3) Constant Gardener
SO..if you dig Blood Diamonds....see similar movies
1) Sometimes In April (did a review on that back in Aug i think)
2) Hotel Rwanda
3) Constant Gardener
Friday, January 26, 2007
It's a hard choice I believe especially in Malaysia...to stick by the rules or not? More often than not, you have to resort having not to. And with valid reasons! I am no stickler to rules, yar indeed I'm not a STICKY, unless it was really necessary, some may take it as a principle thing, I take it as bending the rules to suit me at the appropriate time and place :).
1) Are you a traffic Sticky who never makes an illegal U-Turn even when there's a long stretch of cars up ahead? Never given any duit kopi before? Never take the emergency lane to cut lanes because some idiot jammed up the fast lane?
2) Are you a Vice Sticky, never been to a pub/disco when you were underaged? Never took drugs (of any kind) just for a try/thrill? Cmon, admit it!
3) How many of you guys are litterbugs? Throwing rubbish out of your car? Or the streets?
4) Are you a Work-Ethics Sticky who in his/her entire working life has never ever bribed (of any kind) your customers to win projects/deals?
5) Never faked an mc before for an interview? Or snake during working hours to do something really important? Like banking stuff?
6) How many of you guys place bets through the bookie?????
Hey...we all have to break the rules sometimes. Being a Sticky is noble but not practical in Malaysia. That's what we need to do to survive here. So..here's to the Non-Stickies!
Haven't found a song like this for a long long time. Vocals reminds me of Billy Joel. Been hooked to it the whole week. You can almost tell that the song was really heartfelt and spun out of passion. If you know anyone who could even sing half as good as he does with similar pitch and intonation..u let me know..coz i think the vocals are superb here.......
If I ever find truth I'm gonna let you know
If I ever find faith I'm gonna sit in every bit of its afterglow
If I ever find a way to bring love here today
You better bet your life that this is what I'll say
Give it if you've got it Get it if you don't
Take my hand in the meantime
And let's walk into the sunshine
Everybody got something that they want to sing about, laugh about, cry about
It's true For me it's you
Give it away, give it away, give it away
If it's something that you got layin' round your house
Man let me tell ya if ain't a kiss It's something you'll never miss
Give it to somebody that don't have a thing layin' round
like a prayer or a sweet sound
Give it if you've got it Get it if you don't
Thursday, January 25, 2007
One of those inspirational movies that is sure to entertain and motivate you. It's never too late to start. Some of us think that age deters us from achieving our goals. Dennis Quaid gives a believable portrayal. Go see it...you won't regret it. :)
It goes without saying that younger women do find older (i mean much much older) men attractive. Maybe it's the persona they project or the confidence and the maturity that they seem to possess. Or maybe it's because they are sure of their goals or probably have already made it even. Or maybe it's because just those extra wrinkle lines shows sign of experience. Or maybe they are just sexy in their own ways :).
1) Sean Connery (77)
2) Sean Penn (47)
3) Dennis Quaid (53)
4) Robert DeNiro (64)
5) Andy Garcia (51)
6) George Clooney (46)
7) Kevin Costner (52)
8) Kevin Kline (60)
9) Al Pacino (67)
10) Harrison Ford (65)
11) Clint Eastwood (77)
People always say : "Stay away from bad people, they are a bad influence." Well, here's a story I would like to share...... Years ago, I met this lady. We were working together and she was the Assistant Manager of a restaurant. She was way way older than me. She once related to me how she used to be a nightclub mamasan. The sleazy ones. She said back then, she didn't have a care and only wanted to make a lot of money. And she did. She said that she was really blinded by the material world and only then to realize the consequences much later. She got married alright, but she said her husband never gave her much respect because of her background. The man beat her up a few times. Once I even had to fetch her from home. Aside from that, her body was worn down from the business- once a beautiful young thing, now she sports short hair, with bad skin (probably from alcohol) and unshapely body -side effects from popping birth control pills. She also told me, she had to adjust and accept the fact that she had 'expired' and no longer has 'market value'. Always, she told me, not to go into prostitution even if you feel like you've got nowhere to go. It's just not worth it. So, if anything, she has been a good influence, quite contrary to what people might say. So..as I've always said, you've gotta know the bad to know what's good.
How far would you go for love? The movie unfolds the life of man going through a sex-change to become a woman. While this may be perceived as abnormal, the man is really just trying to become normal for he had always felt he was a woman trapped in a man's body ever since he was a kid. The story tells of how the wife stood by him...through his gender transition, through church's and workplace' taunts, through family objections....I guess when you love someone, love really surpasses everything. Of course nothing is ideal, the wife have lost the man she loved, but not the husband in him. The essence of the man is still very much there. The character and personality does not change. Excellent performance by Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Lange.
Our society today is still very much conservative to these kind of phenomena. I think most people tend to shy away from transexuals and gays/lesbians, when really, they are only trying to lead their life the way they think it ought to be. Just like we do.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
I was browsing my daily google news today and came across this article Report: Malaysia's leader says bloggers can't dodge laws, hide in cyberspace. News Straits Times are suing Jeff and Rocky for defamation. The bad news is, there goes our freedom of speech ... or should I say ... eerr what freedom of speech? The good news is, the support from the Malaysian bloggers community is tremendous and quite impressive.
Marina Mahathir will be one of the trustee in a Bloggers Legal Fund that is currently being set up. Read her blog here: 'Bloggers Fight Back!' and check out these other campaigns/supporters on this issue: 'Bloggers United', 'Kickdefella' and 'Walk With Us'
Are we able to fight this battle? The outcome of this will be HUGE. Can Malaysia handle this? Will this be the tipping point for better freedom/rights or just another disappointment & reason for the cream to leave this country? .... We'll see.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Financial instability is not an unusual phenomenon for most young people in KL. Just wanna share with all of you with my financial crisis recently or perhaps I can put it for 3 years since my dad went on bankruptcy. Ladies and gentlemen, it is not fun at all or definitely not a just-to-get-an-experience kinda thought when you spent money excessively or even buying stuff without proper planning. I have recently found out that my home have a lot of stuff which I don't think we will ever use now or even for more than 3 times after we bought it previously. When you can't pay housing loan, car loan or emergency payments, one word for you, you're fucked! You can't even sleep, practically not as syiok as before, and this is when all prayers will automatically rush out from your mouth and sometimes in different languages! The awful part is when you want to eat out, you will firmly try looking for the cheapest fried noodles and go for a 2 glasses of RM 0.40 chinese ice tea instead of 1 glass of 'teh o ais limau' which will cost you RM 1.30 at least. Nevertheless no cash means you're actually sort of a stay-home person and don't think credit cards can solve the cashless problems, if you have this thinking, once again you're fucked! Do not ever try to look cool or think you're old enough to buy a condo unit or a house when after the housing installment you're left with RM 300 for the whole month as your expenses. Similarly do not think the attractive BMW or Toyota Camry with the 9-year installment plan will ease your burden and make you look good in that car when you are not even sure whether you have sufficient money rolling in to pump fuel or even your road tax! So boys and girls, spend wisely and control your financial rollout and trust me, without proper financial planning and savings, one more time, you're fucked!!! -GuestWriter- KennyL
Last week, me and some other friends kena stoodup by this friend of ours with some lame excuse. Even though we talked about and agreed upon the date just 3-4 days back before the intended dinner appointment. She said she's got a wedding to attend to....You dont just get invited to a wedding on that day itself ok. This is like the 2nd time she's done this- also using the wedding excuse. It was most probably to accompany the boyfriend to his friend's wedding. Wtf. And everytime we arrange for a yumcha, or coffee session, or dinner, it's quite odd that these girls they always ask me if it's an all girls' night out or if they could bring their bfs. In the first place this is not even an issue, if you wanna bring ur bf/cat/dog, just bring, I dont care. They hope they could bring their bfs because they want their boyfriends to drive them there! WTF. Before they ever got hooked up, they were driving everywhere like me meeting friends and now suddenly after having a bf, they are handicapped? Gawd. The thing about ffk-ing people last minute with a bad excuse, you're actually disrespecting other people's time. Why don't they get that? I've vowed never to organize any more gatherings with people like that...A book is a better company anytime!
Fark. I've just about had enough of my mengada-ngada secondary schoolmates. Some I have not even seen for donkey years. 3 of us started this MSN Group so that we could stay in touch. But all these girls ever do is post stuff like oh London is grey, oh NY is hot, oh this and oh that. Do not aye mate me. Don't use false accent ok. I really can't stand it. You're gone for like freaking 3 years (some even less) and you come back with a farking accent. You've lived at least the first 20 years in Malaysia and suddenly you can't speak Manglish? Fark off ok. This is your roots ok. I even had a friend who was away for 6 months and she said in an uppity manner that she craves for Malaysian food after being away for "so long". What the fark. My friend who has been away for years and she didn't put on that kind of air. Some of them would be posting about oh I am in Sydney, NY, London etc , ask to give a call blah blah, but they really NEVER MEET UP anyway. They just wanna be HEARD and be ENVIED. Fark. I don't give a fark ok. We live our own separate lives the best we could. If you really wanna keep in touch, even a short email is great. Or a quick call. Just stop all this mengada-ngada bullshit.
Monday, January 22, 2007
It was a real interesting week last week....it was crunch time and was trying to help a friend to raise some money. Finally, someone suggested selling liquor. I didn't even know that those were that valuable- but apparently, most Chinese people keep a liquor or two for a rainy day. And well, not just any damn liquor. Found out that Martell Cordon Bleu was the most sought-after....some people called it 'lam tai' whatever that means. Sold 7 bottles of the 1-litre and a 1.5 liter bottle. From what I could gauge, XO rank first, then Cordon Bleu then VSOP. Apparently VSOP doesn't fetch a high price at all, unless it's Hennessy VSOP. The rest of the VSOPs were sold with very little revenue. Don't even talk about whisky - whisky apparently is like cockroach shit to the Chinese fellas. The 'uncle' bought the Johnny Walker Red Label for RM50, lol. The worse ordeal was actually finding the right buyers. Not just any ordinary buyer would take up so many at one time and if not because of the upcoming Chinese New Year, probably it would have taken much longer to sell the liquor off. And not every wholesaler would take up the liquor....and if they did, it is done with much precaution. One or two gave me their boss' direct line and was told to meet at the warehouse instead of the shop itself. Felt really odd but I do take it as a learning process. At least now I know what to get at the duty free shops! That explains why people like to keep liquor when I always thought why the hell they don't just drink it up!
Had a nice coffee session with my buddy of 22 years last night. She's always been the ambitious one. Well, last night she was back from US for a week or so and was happily sharing and updating each other. She was telling me that she was having problems talking to a guy that she likes. Nervous and somewhat not being herself. That later spun to a more complicated web. She said it all boils down to having low self esteem. I found that hard to believe only because she's a high achiever, with a Masters in Civil Engineering, she's pretty...cute and petite, and is working permanently in Philadelphia, and with a great personality to boot. Good thing about her is that she's trying her best to break out of that mould, building up her confidence and I guess you have to be your own motivator in this case. Having friends to boost your confidence does help, just to give a little push and a word of encouragement. Friends who do know of people with low self-esteem, please try not to 'ejek' them so much, or 'pijak' them when they are at their happiest, or give negative feedback when they wanna do something. It's the least we can do. I do think that a little bit of self-pampering does help, when you feel good, you feel good about your own self. Go for a manicure/pedicure or massage/spa once in a while. Indulge. Little by little, you can break out of that mould.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Went off to meet some friends last night and met a few of my fren's colleagues. Some I already knew. There was one Skinny Stick though that I've never met. Said my hellos and started talking to her. Skinny Stick complains that she is fat! One of them offered her the toast and she said she gotta calorie count. Obligingly, she ate one portion of the toast. She also told me she was skipping dinner!..and I have a feeling she does that all the time. I reassured her that she was not fat at all...cmon man, waif-like macam Kate Moss...and she is really pretty too. Reassured her more my showing off my "love-handles". She said she's even tried excessive dieting and gym-ing, but I told her of coz it doesn't work because she doesnt NEED to lose weight. She told me she weighed 50KGS like it was a crime! I think I better go home and die. But no..I DIDN'T. Happily, since Skinny Stick and friend do not eat dinner, I went off with my 4 other guyfriends and whacked a wholesome meal of 5 dishes :) with rice :) without counting calories :) Having said that, I do feel that Skinny Stick probably succumbed to society's pressure to be skinny because skinny= beautiful. I don't blame her. It's just the way it is. But I think we've got to be moderate about it. If your health and sanity (you know, the constant calorie counting etc) is being compromised, well, than it's better to be fat. Skinny Stick, like I said last night, and some guys who were there agree, guys don't really dig girls who are too skinny. You are lovely as it is. Need to focus on other things besides your weight. Appearance will only get you that far.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I sat through a 3 hour monthly meeting yesterday morning. 3 freaking hours. All I could think of was what the hell am I doing there. People dont respect the meeting at all. They come in late. Or they come in without any whatsoever thing prepared. When the presenters are presenting the current month's issues, people are walking in and out of the meeting room. Sad to say, even though attended by the top management staff, not all asked the RIGHT questions. Nobody bothered to get down to the gist of the matter. Nobody cared enough. But then how could they, when all they could think of was how to taichi and charkuayteow......How to push the blame to other depts...How to manipulate the situation to benefit oneself....When questioned or probed, the standard answer is always "I'll get back to you on that when I get back to my office", "Ask this this this dept, dont ask me", "I need to check on that, let you know later", hence no decision is ever made.
I once commented to a GM that he should really consult other depts for countermeasure and action plan before presenting it to the meeting. Get it all finalized and agreed upon before coming to a meeting, because you're presenting issues from the month before. And again, I commented the same thing to another person in the meeting yesterday. That's not the only thing that I see myself repeating myself over and over again. A lot of people charkuayteow and I did point out a charkueyteow gone bad....and yet, it was repeated again yesterday. Eh..come on la. Charkueyteow also need skills ok. Dont charkueyteow and kena tangkap, can or not. It really insults our intelligence ok. If I don't say anything how does it reflect on the meeting huh? You think the Internal Quality Auditors cannot detect meh. Cover all areas and ur ass when you Charkueyteow ok.
I truly believe to have an effective meeting, the chairman's gotta be strong, decisive, and agenda-focused. Don't entertain wishy-washy excuses and dilly-dallying....arghhhh... that really annoys me. Being the youngest there sometimes I can only take instructions but nowadays I have to taichi also. Or else, I damn not free coz doing other people's work! So tell me, are u having an effective meeting at work?
In one of my very first post Please Stop The Cute Fad back in April'06 was about the kawaii culture. Unfortunately I'm still seeing this phenomenon right now. Please just stay away from me. I really do not how to respond to whether the Hello Kitty raincoat is cute or not, or whether to buy the Doraemon toothbrush or not, to me Hello Kitty is a money making industry that has became a fad, big kudos to the creators.... Hello Kitty is like Gucci or Prada to me...just a brand name. And please refrain from talking to me in cute baby voice. First of all, it's not cute. It's not cute if you're freaking 20+ and you're trying to pass off as some cute bitch. Second of all, don't waste the effort on me, I'm not a guy, I dont give a fark. And lastly, I can't converse if I can't farking hear ur voice. And I don't care if I don't have cute jangly cute stuff on my phone. A phone's a freaking phone! Just to do calls and msgs! And I don't care if I dont have a freaking fringe like baby dolls because you Ah Lians think it's freaking cute...because it's my freaking hair! And I dont give a fark that you might think I dress frumpily because at least I'm not like some oversized giant doll trapped in a 30-year-old bitch with cellulite and wrinkles exposed in ur netted pantyhose..and you still think you're a freaking cute goddess! Just stay away from me.....far far away.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I think all of us have at one point or another FFK-ed or being FFK-ed by. But why do we FFK? Or better yet, why did we commit to an appointment in the first place if we were gonna FFK anyhow? In those instances perhaps due to 'unforeseen circumstances', FFK cannot be helped. But here are some of the reasons me and Kye came up with....
1) FFK-er decided to ditch last minute because the crowd was too small. Some people are not comfortable doing a one-on-one or they prefer bigger crowds. Alamak....
2) Somebody ajak-ed FFK-er to a better outing. Maybe it was with a better crowd, more pretty/handsome fellas, free lunch/dinner....
3) FFK-er was 'detained' by the gf/bf. In another words, ' cannot get passport!!!'
4) FFK-er is just too lazy. Lazy to drive. Lazy to dress up. Lazy to 'layan'. Lazy to chat.
And here's a list of famous FFK liners...
1) Got something to do/Something came up last minute/Can't make it- either by phone or sms.
2) Tomorrow need to work, too late already. (lame-o, why did u agree to the agreed time and date in the 1st place)
3) Cannot get passport ( hahhaa..understood, this actually can't be helped...)
And etc.......But some FFK-ers have valid reasons to FFK .....but then some can be really good at 'actin', cooking up a fantastic cock&bull story, bluffing their way through.... Either way, I think FFK is inevitable, but it shouldn't jeopardize other people's schedule or plans. If you really need to FFK, please FFK 'awal-awal'. Don't ffk when the fella is already waiting for you in some cacat kopitiam... And try not to FFK with an sms....give the fella a call, have a bit of courtesy :)
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Anger burst right out of my fucking mouth,
My stress and tension makes my adrenaline pumping north and south,
I can't wait to rip off my problems be free and this is my serious oath,
I bet you will never understand the heart of a young spoilt brat that's me like it or not!!!
Great warriors will have splendour motivation in every fights,
I adopt their enthusiasm to cheer myself up every single night,
No one could lift me up as i've fallen into the darkest hole i'm afraid i might,
Nothing in the world could compensate coz without dollars and cents i will be in freaking fright!
-Guest Writer KennyL
Here's to that ignorant little shit I met,
Yeah you, the one who fought relentlessly that,
Knocking On Heaven's Door was written by Guns N Roses,
You fool, coz everyone knows Dylan own that song.
But then again u thought that Kenny Rogers did Lyin' Eyes!
Oh u ignorant little shit,
Feel like giving u a hard kick,
Telling me you don't even know Mr Chin Peng,
Your goddamn roots, you little shit,
For god's sake go read the farking newspapers ,
It's only RM1.20, or the Sun for some headliners.
Because it really makes me go bonkers,
When you think you're right when you're actually not!!!!! - SZER
- haha...harmless little poem for laughs...
I was just telling a friend the other day that some of my friends diss me for the people I hang out with. They would always refuse to meet my certain friends for they think sorry to say that these people are not good enough to hang out with them. It could be that they didn't have a degree, they don't have a goddamn career, they don't project a certain image of prestige or coolness, etc. I think these people build too many walls around them and one day, the walls will surround them and they'll be trapped in loneliness. Who are we to judge people. Who gave us the right to say that that person is WORTHY or UNWORTHY to be our friends? I have friends from all walks of life and truly they have taught me a lot, young or old, rich or poor, english ed or chinese ed....Imagine if I had friends only from the car industry plus have to narrow down to only people with degree, I think I'll be farking bored. Having said that, I'm not saying that we have to go around start making friends with criminals and rapists...but that to make friends with an open mind. That fella with a fancy car and boasts of an MBA degree could be a lying crook or serial rapist for all you know. The thing is that you wouldn't get to know WHO that person is unless you give it a chance. Sometimes you've just gotta let your guards down and let it all go. You might just chance upon some great friendships along the way......
Monday, January 15, 2007
It's been hell of a new year. Kena snatch thief, bonus got 'postponed', lost my office keys (had to climb out to the windows one night coz colleagues forgot I dont have keys), etc. Worse thing about losing your wallet is going through the whole ordeal of doing the goddamn documents again. Here's just some of the instances where I totally lost it...
1) License: The customer service fella, this girl, she spoke so softly that I had to tell her 3 times to speak up...Alamak, the place (JPJ in Jln Sultan) was noisy enough and I was waiting for 2 hours already for my turn. Then coz of some technicalities she sent me to the Kaunter Pertanyaan. The fella at the Kaunter Pertanyaan asked me why I was there. I told him, " you tanya saya, saya tanya siapa?". Talk about dumb farks.
2) Bank Bumiputra (CIMBBank): The lady at the counter refused to entertain me since I didn't fill up the form. I didn't know I had to get the Report Kehilangan ATM Kad form - it's not exactly a std form alright... When I eventually filled up the form, she told me that I have to bring my passbook. After waiting for 2 hours...she tells me that.. $*&(*^(*&(. I asked her if it was really freaking necessary to bring a passbook to get an ATM replacement card. Only when questioned she finally said it's not really necessary. After 30 mins of trying to process the new card, she couldnt do it. I told her to get help from her manager but she didn't 'layan' me or look at me. Finally I had it, and screw up her supervisor and told her that I shouldnt have to wait around because of her blunder. After that, the other teller processed mine in 5 minutes.
3) At the police station: Reporting my case...I went to 3 police stations- Pondok Polis Sri Petaling, the policeman was overfriendly and I had to stop him from his 'storytelling' coz I had to move on to Brickfields police station to do up the report. I carried the report and went there. Waited at Brickfield for another hour and then met the Sergeant. Sergeant asked the same questions, even asked what was the market price of my fren's hp that got stolen (WTF) and then wrote the same freaking report. Went to the Old Klang Road police station to collect the RM2 report that was the SAME as the report done at Pondok Polis Sri Petaling. ARgh... $#$#^R^%. A whole ordeal of 6 hours for the same piece of shit!
I just went to Ambank. Did my last EVER car loan payment...woohoo. It's quite a feeling that I can't describe. I'm proud to say (even with the condition my car is in) that I have independently paid for the car and am now fully debt-free for the car at least. After paying for nearly 4 years, I'm finally over and done with the monthly payment. I feel slightly richer even....haha. To be debt-free again. Although for most Malaysians, we ALWAYS have some sort of payment to do. Next for me would be the housing loan of course.... what to do...need a shelter somewhere right? The excess money, well, I'm gonna be putting it in a TRAVEL FUND....what is the use of saving if you don't indulge a bit huh? And yeah, I'm not going to get a new car, or a new car stereo system, or a laptop or a brand new dress, or an iPHONE , because all that is just materials to me...I can very well do without it. Playing with a brand new laptop is not gonna give me self-enhancement or knowledge. Would rather spend the excess money on some good massage or a grand meal :) with my family or belanja my buddies on a good round of Kilkenny's. Coz what are good times without a good company? I know many of my friends are unfortunately bogged with plenty of debts.....that it seems neverending. But do not let it deter you...but instead motivate you as u settle them one by one, you are actually one step closer to being debt-free.
Friday, January 12, 2007
I will not....
Let emotions control me,
Let anger and frustrations get me,
Let debts hover me,
Let credit cards overload me,
Let criticism deter me,
Let failure set me back,
Let disappointments pull me down,
Let idiots infuriate me,
Let insecurity and doubt tear me down,
Let misery hold me back,
Let my enemies have their day,
Of seeing me in dire straits,
Let negative thoughts invade my mind,
Let poor increment demotivate me,
For it is up to me,
To determine my destiny,
So Carpe Scrotum......!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Was having a conversation with a friend just a few days back and he related to me how he saved money and struggle through to get his MBA degree. His next target is PhD and that's not surprising because he's very ambitious. But I can't help but think that his purpose was more for prestige and perhaps for a more lucrative income. He encouraged me to take it up saying that if I don't, there would probably be a considerable gap between us intellectually. And so well, I do applaud his great initiative and effort but I'm not the kind of person who would take up a degree just so that I look good or for prestige. Have we all 'terpesong sikit' from the real objective? Not having a degree/postgraduate degree does not make a person any less smarter. We cannot deny that having a degree/postgraduate degree does come into play when it comes to determining our salary and subsequently our future even....but do we not also strive for the sake of knowledge too? Self enhancement and there's gotta be some sort of passion for whatever degree you are taking? I see a vast difference between this guy and another guy I know who is really passionate about his studies, he practically eats and breathes it- and now this guy, I can truly visualize him as a Professor. So, if you wanna take the plunge and invest on some degree, great but don't do it for the sake of joining the rat race. Knowledge is power, but let's not abuse it.
Sometimes we do take things too seriously. Sometimes we get worked up over a silly thing. Sometimes we fark someone up just because he/she made a small mistake. Sometimes we hold a grudge and months later could not even remember what the issue was in the first place. Sometimes we find it hard to just forgive and forget. Sometimes we get depressed and we enter a black hole that we can no longer be saved. Sometimes we get frustrated when our love is unreturned. Sometimes we get angry because we got robbed by a snatch thief and think what the hell is the police doing. Sometimes we get impatient at the waiting line of a long queue. Sometimes we get worked up when we got into an accident and worry over the aftermath.. I think we've all gotta sometimes sit back and shrug it off and just take it as bad luck but that things will get better. See the positive side or make the best out of it. Because...it's just MORE exhausting to worry and fret over it. Things just get settled more easily when you're NOT worked up and calm. I and some friends had a bad start for the NEW YEAR but seriously, I think that I probably wouldn't have handled it better without my family's and friends' support. Thanks guys!
(Pic of my mom and niece in slumber)..I dunno how many times I've sit through conversations of people trying to find the meaning of life....but I realize that life is not meaningful unless YOU make it meaningful. So Carpe Diem, all the time we wasted on questioning life could have been used to make our life more meaningful.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Captured some nice shots of some kids at my niece's birthday party in Singapore. The kids were running round and round the hall but ever eager to strike a pose for me when I stopped them. While an adult's face is always masked by layers of emotion and wrinkled with experience, a child's expression is often pure and unpretentious. And some just have that blur look :)
Career is something which everyone is chasing for regardless of man or woman in today's era. Forget about old saying that woman need to marry early, stayat home to cook or take care of children and etc.There's imacable changes over times and marvellouswork done by what we called superwoman in today'scorporate world. In fact I got this topic out when I started my new job at an Executive search company in which woman outnumbered man and things here will be different to my experience for a period of time I guess. But what have in fact choke my expectation, most woman here are professionals and they speak english fluently. The way they complete their tasks promptly and the way they speak to client is just simply marvellous. I guess it'll be much fun to be under a woman's guidance for the first time. I believe this company have somehow or rather a friendly, open environment which make my adrenaline feel warm and pumping soothingly. Hope things will get better herewith all superwoman around! Cheers!- My Guest Writer- KennyL
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Malaysian seems to have lost any sense of common courtesy. More often than not you find yourself being pushed around in the overcrowded bus. You may have been rudely served at the fast food joint, or ignored, or dissed at (because you wear ciplak slippers and shabby clothes). You may have once or twice expected your fellow colleague or friend to help you with files or just to open the door for you, only to have the fella rushing off quickly even before you get to the door. You may have found yourself in situations where you were 'fingered' on the road just because you were on the fast lane for a tad bit trying to overtake a Kancil. You may have even been shouted at at the general hospitals or govt offices because you didn't get the forms right (for fark's sake, it can be quite complicated). And so, any act of courtesy or indication you're a slight gentleman is greatly appreciated! Just the other day, a friend of mine actually told me to sit down while he got coffee for us (alamak, some men nowadays like to toss some money to women and ask women to order stuff while the men sit back and smoke or read newspapers). After the whole coffee session, he even walked me to the parking lot, I can almost count the number of guys who's actually done that for me- less than 10 maybe. Some would even go to great lengths to check if you've safely reached home. HAH and so, guys if you wanna score points, just practice common courtesy and be a great gentleman. It's so rare these days. Women love that immediately when they spot a gentleman :)
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Most people probably took Dec31st to make their resolutions this year...Me, I was doing some reflection and based on that I've decided on a few things that I probably wouldn't want to do anymore.
I will not attend another meaningless gathering of any sort anymore. I'm at that age where I've accumulated a number of friends/acquaintances/good friends/hi-bye friends/friends of friends enough to have those rather often that not meaningless gatherings that can somewhat be awkward and strange. You ever been in a room full of old buddies and yet feel like a stranger? Sometimes I feel like I'm just an observer and watching their antics. Sometimes I diss myself for sitting there and scrutinizing the way they think or what they say. Then there are those who only use you as fillers...to pass time when the person is in between appointments. Then there are those who meets u up for coffee not to SHARE or just plainly having a chillout time, but more so to boast, compare, or another self-indulgent session. This new year, I find myself in a few situations with perhaps some of the best buddies a girl could ever have and in moments of silence we were there for each other while one was in despair. There is never such a thing as uncomfortable silence with good buddies, you only feel that with so-called friends. Perhaps it's really time to re-evaluate some relationships...maybe we are all clinging on to meaningless relationships...
If you're hanging out with negative friends...then maybe you're gonna have to starting making the sessions positive, but only with worthwhile friends. If you're holding on to a dead-end relationship, then perhaps you're better off being single.... I really think it's an act of cleaning up your life. START CLEANING.....