Just a little recap of my wonderful break from work so far. I only wished that I really didn’t have to go back. January is going to be a crying month for me. *sigh*
PRECHRISTMAS HOLS at Penang was awesome albeit short. As I blogged previously, I had the privilege of yummy food. If you want a variety of hawker food, head to “Sua Tow lane” in the city which has char koay teow to “fried oh jien” (omelet with lala) but the pai tee wasn’t that tasty at all! I really liked the prawn mee though with maggie mee instead of the typical egg noodle.
JOGOYA was where we went on christmas eve. super happy the bf is back! we just relaxed the day he was back and of course, being a food lover, he decided that he wanted to go to Jogoya for it’s famous buffet spread and especially the fresh oysters. And so, I braved the KL jam for an hour in my trusty blue proton, Edward just so the bf could whet his appetite. However, it wasn’t as good as he remembered it or perhaps aussie’s fresh oyster has spoilt it for him! *hehe*
CHRISTMAS HOLS so far has been reallllly relaxing. All we’ve done so far is sleep, watchëd “criminal minds”and hanged out at starbucks surfing, blogging and facebooking. Man. I so really am dreading work after all this leisure and taking things easy.. *sigh*
There’s so much more I want to do and so many more places I want to go. Malacca, Genting Highlands, Singapore etc and so many people to meet up like NiNi etc. Well, one more week to truly enjoy my holiday and also my bf before it’s back to work! *yikes*
And with the coming new year fast approaching signifying the end of the Rat year, I’ve been thinking of my 2009 resolutions and aims and goals. I mean, the rat year wasn’t any spectacular or fantastic and neither did anything significant transpired! Which brings me to hoping that somehow maybe the ox year might be better for a little tiny rat’s fate.
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!!!
for the clueless, “feliz navidad” means MERRY CHRISTMAS in Spanish! Itl literally means “Happy Nativity” as per Wikipedia. If ever i dunno something, i’ll just google it and voila! i get the answer or sth related to whatever i m looking for.
ON A GREAT WEEKEND at Penang and Ipoh. had char koay teow. teh ping. prawn noodles. popiah. pai tee. and did i mention char koay teow?? hehe. too bad i didn’t manage to get tambum piah from soon hiang at jln kuantan. they were sold out as usual. detoured to ipoh was fun too for food and shopping. however, this round i bought less stuff. just a pair of wegdes for rm30. my mum on the other hand had a happy shoe shopping spree and bought a total of 5 pairs of shoes!!!
ON GIRLY COUSINS this time round, i had a really bonding girly session with my cousins chitchatting til 2am, shopping and make up session, nail polishing session too! we watched movies til 4am in the morn and were in a daze the next day! my super smart cousin was really funny with her cute antics especially when i scratched her palms. she”ll start squealing in an endearing matter. Boy, my cousins have all grown up from those tiny lil girls to the now young ladies and we were pondering on our “male cousins” and their wayward thinkings!
ON DRIVING and how i super love to speed! i know i know. it’s not safe but somehow i can’t seem to endure driving at 100km/hr etc. somehow, as we cruise along the highway, the meter will just rise 101km… 110km… 140km… 160km… and the idiot in front of me will be crawling at a snail pace! well, snail pace for the fast lane!! EVERYONE knows that right lanes are for ppl who are speeding and those who prefer to drive like a snail at a leisurely pace should stick to the left lanes but NOOO… ppl who love hogging the roads will just crawl at their tortoise pace on my right lane! and here i m having to put my signal indicating i want to overtake! my mum lagi ganas, she’ll just flash her highbeams!!
MALAYSIAN DRIVERS are the best! (and for the dense, i mean the “best” in sarcastic tone) Because 80-90% do not know how to drive courteously and smartly. They just switched lanes at their whims and fancy and most of the times without putting on their signals which makes me wonder why does car manufacturers even waste money and time putting it in, right? The worst ones are those that you have to jam break for cos they decide to suddenly cut to your lane out of nowhere with no indication whatsoever! Then there are those who crawl like turtles and even when ppl behind them “pressure” by driving super close to their bumpers, they still drive at their turtle pace. FOR CRYING OUTLOUD!!! just keep to the left lane and let the fast driver overtake la!!! OMG right?
CURTEOUS DRIVERS are still out there… after all the BAD drivers one has the misfortune to come across there are the minority GOOD drivers who will thank you when you give way to them or when you gesture where ur car is to the other person who is looking for parking. i make it a point to give way to those who indicate they want to cut to your lane or at roundabouts when they are swerving past u to their lanes or when there’s no point to go further front because to do so, i’ll be in the yellow box or i’ll just be blocking everyone else. Instead, i’ll gesture for the other person to cross to the other side. man. why can’t ppl be civic minded? it’s not as if it’s a big a deal to be curteous rite? sheesh.
RELATIONSHIPS and people specifically can be downright inconsiderate and selfish at times and other times, they can take you forgranted and treat you callously. Sometimes, they only come to you when there isn’t anyone else or perhaps they tell you only part of certain things and it makes you feel that you are the best of friends or other times they asked why you don’t include them at all in some of your plans but the funny thing is they do it to you!!!
and it’s funny how it’s easier being objective in other ppl’s relationship. then again, i guess there should be no surprises seeing how in other ppl’s relationship, one’s feelings just aren’t involved at all! well, i really hope a certain someone would know just to let go. of course there will be pain and heartache but it will fade with time. it’s better this way then to cling on to something for affection and love but instead receive abominable treatment!
ok. once again, i blog like how i think. unorganised and unstructured.. thoughts flying all over the place.. anyways.. gotta head off to bed. big day tmr!! wheeee…
i watched “Sex and the city” last weekend on dvd and was rather surprised that i liked it! i watched it with low expectations having read online the poor reviews although there were some ppl who raved how good the show was. well, i was surprised at the amount of shocking bits showcasing several nude scenes and imind u.. it’s not those parts that i liked ok. ppl having a go at it and if u haven’t a clue as to what i m referring to… BLESS YOU for still having a pure heart and mind!!
basically, i liked the story line which evolves around 4 friends (i wish i had this kind of friends meet up etc kind of friendship!) and the different love aspects in each of their lives. The lines were witty and appealing at times yet of course crude the other times. The way Mr. Big proposed to Carrie at the ending part was just le sigh…
seriously, if my bf ever proposed in such a super-duper romantic way, i swear i won’t nag/lecture/scold him for a year no matter what!! ok ok.. realistically speaking, 6months!
FIRST PROPOSAL Mr. Big went about it as if it was a business proposal- simple, concise and straight to the point! i was disgusted and probably would bludgeon my bf if he ever propose in such a fashion! Here’s the conversation that lead to the “proposal”…
Mr. Big: What do you think, kid?
Carrie Bradshaw: Why… do you want to get married?
Mr. Big: I want you. So. Okay
Carrie Bradshaw: Well, I wouldn’t mind being married to you. Would you mind being married to me?
Mr. Big: No, if that’s what you want? Is that what you want?
Carrie Bradshaw: We’re getting married.
Mr. Big: Should we get you a diamond?
Carrie Bradshaw: No, please, don’t get me a diamond… get me a really big closet.
i can’t find the quotes for the second proposal.. where he did it right and on one bended knee! it’s old school and perhaps a tad cliche yet so classic!
well, i would like a diamond ring and a really BIG closet!! =p
So, go watch the show but do forward the “18sx” scenes (man, i dunno how ppl are so unabashed with nudity.. i know we come from the cavemen times… but still????!!!) … however, i bet u probably would just watch it! tsk tsk…
ps: ok. i admit, those nude ppl do have “nice”looking bodies. ok. at least they look better than mine! perhaps that’s why they’re ok with the whole wide world seeing them in their bday suit! i mean can u imagine seeing danny devito in the nude or kennysia(no offense meant!) or even perez hilton?? well, not that any of us want to imagine lar.. but u get what i mean.
man. i don’t know why but i feel so exhausted. it’s as if i m going to fall ill soon and my body aches. i feel as if i did some major exercising or that i carried some really heavy stuff ytd and now my joints ache. came back home and slept immediately til 8ish and had dinner. wanted to clean my room or do some useful stuff but just feel literally bone weary tired.
who knows? might head off early to sleep. going to sg wang tmr again… must tahan the spending!!! i looooove buying clothes but not the part where i can’t fit into it or look frumpy =p
ps: can’t wait for 14days to pass… F-A-S-T!!! wheeee…..
annual dinner was on friday, held at oneworld hotel. the food wasn’t that great but i bet they charged a bomb, the company was only so-so unfortunately and due to me feeling uncomfy in my dress, i didn’t mingle much which is yet another regret… as usual. felt rather frumpy somehow and conscious =( d dress was brilliant but i wasn’t.
last year, i boycotted the annual dinner with 2 fellow colleagues to skip all the hassle of shopping ard for the dress and the mask, spending the money on the dress and the mask when i eventually found it and also yet another hassle of doing up the hair. So, we decided to skip annual dinner and went shopping, watched a movie and had dinner instead!! which was seriously more fun!
i got my hair done nearby my house and as usual, the outcome wasn’t exactly what i wanted. in fact, it looked like my 2006 annual dinner hairstyle. however, the back part actually looks super chun! unfortunately, i can’t post a pic of that cos the only ones i have of the back part of my hair are me in my towel. so, too bad!
well, surprising and well a diff part of the evening was that i was nominated best dress by the organisers. i wasn’t nominated cos i was pretty/chun or that my costume was super outstanding. most girls were in black or simple gowns although they were super chun with svelte figures. not only that, my colleague mentioned that others were too shy to have their pics taken and seeing that i had my pic taken, i was one of the nominees and had to walk on stage and wave my hands etc. was a trifle embarassing but it was cool to win a prize even if it was a consolation.
well, that’s hoping i’ll eventually slim down for the next one or by my wedding… in the future la… haha.. =p
with the annual dinner theme being “masquerade ball”, it would be appropriate to go with a mask in hand. i saw several at teddy tales, 1u but none that fit my gown. silly me bought a silver one which my sis says is toooooo overdone as in “gua cheong” and i also bought a plain white one. if i can perhaps do sth nice with the white one, i just might use that instead. undecided.
been googling some masks and there are actually a few simple yet elegant ones that hopefully maybe i can make mine turn out that way. wondering if i should make the base black or leave it white!! aarghh… why can’t someone make a mask for me too like kris’ cousin!!! hehe.. *hint hint*!!!
It’s almost the end of weekend and i have to say “hello” to weekdays… bluek =p
I had to forgo Frasers Hill with Mel (previously known as Lisa) to go hunting for my annual dinner dress! bleh and i was kind of dreading it thinking that i wouldn’t be able to find anything decent. I really wanted to hang out with Mel and her friends for a change but oh well. Came sat, made my way down to sg wang with my mum driving as she didn’t want me to rant on and on about the annoying malaysian drivers on the road which i tend to do while i drive. It absolutely drives my brother bonkers and my sister to cringe.
“aiyah… that supid guy simply cut lanes. Dunno how to drive wan is it? idioto!”
“i bet u that’s a typical woman driver la. simply drive. urrghh!! so annoying wan!!!”
“AAAARGHHH!!! stupid idiot! here i m cruising down n u cut my lane!!! i put indicator also dun let me go! omg la!! dunno how to drive DUN drive la!!!”
“ALL kopi- O license!!!”
However, with my mum behind the wheels, i still managed to meleter about the witless drivers on the road. *grins* i actually had a pretty good time shopping with my mum. i asked her if she wanted to look around for clothes for herself and she said she’ll come another time when she does need something and i told her the last time she said that was when we came to sg wang for my form5 prom shopping and that was 7 years AGO!!! *haha*
anyways, after about an hour, we came across a really tiny shop that was half closed by curtains and there were actually quite some nice dresses. somehow, my mum n i realised that each time we enter a shop, it’s empty. however, while we browsed or tried clothes, the shops starts to have load so of ppl which is kinda annoying cos it gets too crowded! guess we’re good attracters for business eh?
Well, i almost settled on a long red tube dress that looked really ball-ish and fit for a masquarade ball! but my mum’s sudden stomach ache n a need for the toilet led us away. after she settled her “business”, we walked for a bit more trying to find this particular shop where i bought my prom dress years ago but couldn’t seem to find it and stumbled upon this other shop.
initially, nth captured my attention and i wanted to drag my mum out but i thought just let her take her time. i kinda liked the dress on the mannequin and after my mum’s pursuation, i gave it a try and as it turns out, my mum said that it made me look slimmer than the earlier red one!
and well, as i was lazy to go hunting for more dresses and did i mention that i felt really grand in the dress! so, i bought it! of course, it would have looked better if i was slimmer. oh well. i dun mind recycling it for my future wedding dress cos it’s really sweet plus it’s white! *hehe*
now, if only i can find a nice, matching mask! any suggestions anyone??
okies.. that’s all for now. will post pics of my dress later on. heading off to read my novel and sleep.