Sunday, May 31, 2009
well, today i started mine by catching dog fleas on beanie's body. worth recording this because it is my first time catching flea for him.
the fleas were just voracious. mom and i caught more than ten. we took turns holding him while touching and stroking him for a bump on the skin which signified the presence of fleas. and fleas i have noticed, stick together in 2 or 3. eewww. we even found a very big one...the biggest of all, twice the size of a normal flea...i called it the 'mothership'.
mom gave him a bath later in the afternoon, and she caught more. however, the most troubling thing with the flea is those that managed to get into his left ear. poor thing....those fleas bit his inner ear that you can see traces of dried blood inside. and of course beanie refused to be touched there.
let's hope the bath has reduced his itchiness and the flea from finding a home on his body. mom suspects he gets the fleas from playing with a small dog he met in one of his walks. so no more doggy touch for him.
and there was also another letter which told women to read too to appear more charming.
i say what nonsense to all these just to encourage the reading habit in malaysians.
the writer to the original article was intrigued and spurred when she saw a man reading in an lrt.
so does that mean we will see more malaysians reading on public transports now so that they get some extra glances from the opposite sex? what a way to get noticed and how fake. imagine you holding a book in hand, while your eyes are concentrating hard on the words on the page, your mind and eyes will consciously wander too if someone is paying attention to you. who knows when you lift your head and your eyes catch hold of someone looking at you, then you give that person a smile and voila, a new friendship begins. okok....i know i am sarcastic.
just because i dun read at public places doesn't mean that i dun like reading. frankly, i prefer people watching at public places. it is so much more interesting. the clothes that they wear, their gestures, the bags that they carry, etc. i believe it will make me more aware of the surrounding and learn a thing or two about humans.
there is always a place for books. not that i am discouraging reading at public places. my opinions are entirely my own. so read wherever you want and make sure you know what are on the pages and not use it to be fake.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
so any special plan? none this time. i got an offer to go to bali for one week...free accomodation because someone pulled out last minute. i only had to pay for the flight ticket. what a good opportunity eh? luckily i have been there so i dun feel bad rejecting this offer. furthermore, the financial situation is not really that sound now, so another trip overseas is definitely a no-no. another reason is i have promised a group of 17-year-old to follow them to their melaka/kl/genting highlands trip. 2 adults have already pulled out from this trip, so that left only 2 including me to handle 36 of them. it was 37 but another one pulled out because he couldn't get mom's permission. stupid fellow, he was one of the organising committe members and he only told me yesterday he was not going. what an idiot. i hope this trip will not be affected by all these initial mishaps.
anyway, i have got books to read too if i can stay away from playing bejewelled blitz on facebook. gosh, it is too addictive. i dun think i wanna start with all the books above first, wanna read rupert of hentzau first. they are going to ask me every week they come if i have read the book. so i better get it done with first.
oh, and this page is a parkson summer fashion advertisement which came together with female's june edition. the point i wanna highlight here is....parkson is really running out of clothes to sell or what???? look at the girl on the left wearing the heart motif sleeveless shirt from sass and bide and evisu jeans. for goodness sake, the shirt and jeans have been in the store since it started. when was pavilion launched?? that pair of jeans is the one i have...i bought it last year at half the price they printed. the last time i checked, they had no more of this pair of jeans. so do they have new stock of the same range??? anybody care to check??
we decided to have dinner in kampar. went to the first place we saw as soon as turned in. this is a new place, so we decided to give it a try. and after this first time trial, we decided.......no more second time. the food was not good at all....not fresh.
they have staff in red polo shirt and black trousers and they are all quite dumb. they dunno how to speak to customers, you can only see them standing around like mannequins. even when they delivered your order, they would just place them there without telling you what it was. all this kind of service should not be overlooked by employers!
two friends ordered chicken chop, another ordered claypot porridge and i had prawn mee. the soup was all right but the prawns not good. all of us had similar complaint....their ingredients all had been pre-cooked. so when they got the order from the kitchen, they only reheat stuff and put it on the bowl or plate. the fries were too dry and salty. i ordered fried chicken wings too and they were too dry. my prawns were already pre-cooked so it was soggy and soft. the soup was too oily right? the honey lemon drink was too honeyish...not sour at all. one slice of lemon is not enuf lah and the lemon was not exactly juicy. so no more second time.
after dinner, it was off to tesco. the main reason was to get the printer/photocopier/scanner....3 in 1 machine from hp. got it for rm169. normal retail price was rm219. so that was quite a steal. and the promo ends mid of june i think. they still have many when i went. my friend has this and she said it is a good bargain.
it is so addictive because my scores are posted for everyone to know and right now i have got 228,000. that is the highest since i have started playing. i wonder if i can go to 300,000? haha....how many gems do i have to break and how fast do i have to break them?
sometimes it depends on luck.
mom and dad went to her wedding banquet last sunday. i was invited but since it was a sunday, i had to decline. it would be a good chance to catch up on those relatives whom i seldom meet and i dun really know of. we are not really close to mom's side.
mom told me that she was even prettier on that day...like a superstar. her wedding photo package ain't cheap either. well, she aint't ugly right. big eyes and a sweet smile. so wishing her happily ever after here since i did not get to say that in person and i doubt she will read about this.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
i went jogging alone yesterday for the first time. yes, alone. all those previous jogs i take were with friends, never alone. but yesterday when my housemate who said that she was not feeling well could not go, i still decided to go alone.
i was soo fired up to go jogging this week (the only one time this week) that i went ahead although there was thunder rolling in the sky not far away when i set out of the house.
it was kind of exhilarating. at the beginning, it was more of anxiety that i felt.
i was thinking- could i finish the normal distance (about 4km) since the hiatus? would i be alone running on this quiet track? would i be 'disturbed' by passers-by on motorbikes and cars?
luckily i saw a few familiar faces and i found that i could manage the distance. however, it was sad to note that i was the only female.
was it dangerous? i don't know. i tried not to think about it. i didn't even stop at the normal gathering place. i just hit the road as soon as i saw the road stretching in front of me.
i'll make sure to start earlier next time. this won't be my only time jogging alone. i have to get used to it. but the next jog alone won't come so soon. 2 weeks break in tm. maybe can go jogging with dad at the estate.
so there is still another one left at home. will the one left there feel lonely? there is no one to fight for space with it anymore.
i wonder what mom did with the dead tortoise. buried or just thrown into the bin?
so you guys in aussie better call back to find out.
and oh, the wifi function in my laptop has also died. could be hardware malfunction. now waiting for the company responsible to come and pick it up to change whatever needs changing. so in the meantime, no more photos to post because i am definitely not using pendrive with the computers at work. too many viruses. but will be home for 2 weeks for the short break...so there will be some photos no doubt.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
and the weather has been slightly erratic here. is it still a hot in your area?? it has cooled down a bit here and yesterday, we had strong wind in the late morning and i even started sneezing because of the chill. imagine that. in the evening, it even rained drops....yeah, literally drops. here and there ...and this spoilt the plan to go jogging. why couldn't it rain heavier so i dun have to keep looking out the window to check if it was really raining or not. i hope i can do it today....the only time i will jog this week will be today. tomorrow am planning to go to kampar for dinner and to tesco to ge that printer. wonder what is nice in kampar. feel like having dim sum...but for dinner???
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
i have to reformat the notebook. softwares are slowly missing without any trace or any explanation. why?? first to go was the wifi icon. next was lan icon. both related to network connections. how to recover? the manufacturer did not give an operating system disc. they only give 2 recovery discs.
so now i have to find an external hard disc to back up my stuff before i 'cleanse' the whole system and keep my fingers crossed that the notebook will be up and running again after that.
this headache sort of distorts my excitement after watching the movie cape no. 7.
it is last year's award winning movie from taiwan...i think it is last year's. i love the movie. hwo can i not love it? interesting story line...simple yet it manages to juxtapose all the eclectic characters you find in the plot within plot story. and of course i love the handsome main character. hahaha....that is the main attraction. oh, he sang too in the movie...yes, his own voice. fans of taiwan idols should know who he is...van fan.
love story, singing, lovely views of the seas and beaches, funny characters, good subtitles (it is in japanese and local taiwanese dialect)...aahh...love it.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
when was the last time i go to the cinema? end of last year i think. decided to watch sell out since the review was good. and was it good? well, they have some very funny parts but they also have some dreary and slow parts. but all in all, it is a good movie. i enjoyed myself with 6 other ppl in the cinema. yeah, there were only 8 of us that night in that cinema. those funny parts really made me laughed out loud. syiok to be doing that. and peter davis, the main actor is a sight for sore eyes. hannah lo is not so pretty after all, i think. the other characters are also memorable and those breaking-out-into-songs parts are quite catchy. go and watch it before it ends its run.
so these few months' resolution: stop shopping. i wanna knock myself in the head hard if i do that.
so hopefully with this bunch of pink shirts, it will be the last shopping post for a few months. is it just a coincidence that i got all pink tops or i am facing a pink period?? from left, that esprit blouse is available in black and purple...so i chose purple. the fading pink blouse is only available in pink (i saw that in hk already but there was no sale at that time). also from esprit. as for that nike tee, it is boy's m size. they have dark blue, tangerine and pink. i chose this pink. also on sale. i told you i dun buy retail price before right? rm39.
and this book, rupert of hentzau by anthony hope hawkins, aww....it is priceless. it is a present actually....a surprise i got yesterday. how sweet of them. they used rm21 to print and bind the book. but to me, the value of the book is more than that. i dun think this book is available in the market and i have told them how the book is available online. so i guess they felt guilty for not wishing me a word last saturday and decided to do this. hehehe....i am soo touched. still is when i look at the book. so i guess it is my reading project for the coming break and they will hear another story when i am done.
for everyone's information, this book is a sequel to the prisoner of zenda which is studied at school by form 3 students in selected states.
Friday, May 22, 2009
i thought i was going for a trim yesterday. instead, i got another full cut. my hairdresser just does not like me in longer hair. so it is short hair again....think lee sin je's style. it is a bit raw around the fringe. so no more hair in the eye. need some getting used to. i feel so 'bald'.
my housemate said it is fresh and another colleague said nice. they asked me how much i spent and where i went to get this cut. so i guess this new hair cut is not that bad. my heart was aching actually seeing the long fringe falling off onto my lap yesterday. i din expect so much would be cut off. well. it will grow...and i can save on my shampoo.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
i really hate one of the staff in my department. he does not know anything but he acts like he knows everything. and i have to correct the stuff he did in order to make our work more consistent, yet he is doubting my correction. he does not clarify with me but clarifies with someone else who has not even looked at the paper. i am still waiting for him to get back to me. i want to start marking but there is no guideline to follow. he is the one who set the paper and he is the one who is supposed to come up with the guideline. but i ended up doing for him!!!!
nincompoop. waaa..i finally get to use this word in written form instead of bottling it up inside me all the time.
now to lighter stuff. aahh...my dream bag of the moment. a balenciaga giant covered work in maldives. the skin is lamb fyi. i am just so taken by its blue. a light coloured bag...and the size is just good enuf.
but as i said, it is a dream...so it will remain illusions for a long long time. the bag never goes on sale, it is not available in malaysia, and its price is more than my one month's salary.
another coveted item is cartier's trinity ring in 3 different types of gold, rose gold, white gold and yellow gold. the ring has intrigue me for a long long time..well, since i first set my eyes on its existence actually. the other day went to cartier's boutique in klcc with aunt. she has to service her watch and to change the leather strap of that watch. so manage to get another glimpse at the ring again. i wonder how much it is. must muster the courage to ask for the price and who knows...try it on??? pss....tell you a secret....if ever i am to get married (yes....i still want to ..haha) that would be my choice of wedding band. but since the idea of a marriage is really a long long way yet to be seen at the moment, maybe i should set up a 'ring fund' and get the ring myself.
aaahh....illusions are good for the soul. but when you get that thing, i wonder if you will be as enthusiastic as you feel compared to when you are dreaming about it.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
his accounts of trainings for his marathons will ring a bell for every runner out there, i think. the pain felt, the off day, the day when you know you can just run and not feel tired, what you think when you run, etc. i do want to run, but damn, my circunstances just do not allow me to run as much as i want.
the short sprint on monday has awakened some leg muscles long forgotten. although i do jog occassionally, the muscles used are different from those used in the sprint. the jolting of all these muscles are not a good sign because the plantar (sole of the feet) feel more pain and strain than usual. so no sprint for me. just light jog to finish the whole distance. that is my aim. can't put too high hope of improving time kinda shit....although i wish to.
My way? I find the hole where they come from and I drown them with washing liquid. I read this somewhere and I have used this way ever since. It does work. But for how long I am not sure.
But I guess the best way is to always avoid the source that gets them out of the holes. They even go after my toothpaste. Our toothpaste is really that sweet huh? I am using darlie’s green tea…maybe this one is sweeter than the rest. I should also make it a point to get the garbage out from the house daily. But there is the risk of dogs looking for food in the bin outside and scattering the rubbish and I will have to clean up the mess after that.
This sets me to complaint mode already. I am the one who always have to take out the rubbish. My housemate just does not know how to do it. And I am the one who always put out the tiffin carriers outside the house for the caterer to pick up. She just does not take the initiative to do it. Uurrgghhh…..so frustrated.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
this was taken when i was chasing moonlight resonance. the packet of chips is not finished yet...but by tomorrow, it will be. have greys anatomy season finale waiting for me this afternoon. can't wait for this munching time.atticus' gifts. a cute sanrio hello kitty calculator and a kitty lantern. he told me to hang the lantern even if it is not midautumn yet. haha. i did not listen to him of course. will only take that out when mid autumn comes. as for the calculator, it is really handy because i really do not have one. so finally he gets me a kitty stuff i can use.
So how could I not force myself to finish running the track today? But I felt good after running. The body felt lighter.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
the presale at isetan yesterday was really a sale. you can see real sale and with prices marked down even lower for members, it was a haven for bargain hunters. and ooh, do they come in droves. there were loong queues at fitting rooms and the cash registers were ringing nonstop.
only card members were allowed but you were allowed to bring your family members. phew....we had 3 cards and 4 of us (aunt, mom, quin and i).
we only left the house at 3pm. my mood was initially spoilt when aunt told me she had switched off the main power of the home pc without the proper shutting down procedure. that really sent my heart down to the dump. i quickly switched on the pc and was directed to the auto repair page and had to wait a few minutes before it went back to normal mode. all was normal again but when i switched off, the cpu refused to shut itself. there was a long twitting sound...in the end i just switched off the main thing and told myself i would check again later that night. phew...the sound did not come again. it was soo hard trying not to blow my top. who should i be angry with? that would seem so rude. in the end i just kept quiet. hate myself for that.
well, all that is over now, back to isetan. had a hard time looking for a parking space. as soon as we entered, i checked the rear view mirror and saw some one pulling the 'full' sign to stop cars from coming into the parking bay. by then i already knew it was going to be crowded. parkson grand was sooo quiet.
i managed to get all the stuff i wrote on my shopping list and some birthday presents. sharing is caring so what better way than to make others happy with small gifts.
oh, and there was this bonus of shopping yesterday. i met daniel lee (now known as danelle) in isetan itself. haha...now we know he is an isetan member. we were going down the escalator. i was in front. he was wrapping up a conversation on his phone. i just whacked out my phone and asked him if he would mind having his photo snapped with me. well, he is a really friendly and nice chap. i told him how i voted for him during his malaysian idol days and he thanked me. i futher asked him about his progress in taiwan and he said that all was going well and the album should be out soon. haha...i dun want to regret this photo op and have my brother later scold me for not having the proof. so i guess now i have the bragging right. and is he short? yes, he is shorter than me. i did bend my knees slightly.
we had not started shopping when we met daniel, so the real 'work' only started later and gosh....our hands could break. bought facial stuff, clothes, jewellery, watch, bag, bread, supermarket stuff, toiletry, and books. no shoes this time....almost got a pair of clarks pump but the last pair was really in bad condition.that purple cabin size trolley bag really came in handy. the bag was full inside. 70% off for member from united colors of benetton.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
so after yee and i spent the morning in the venetian and had our lunch there, we set off to taipa village...it is just about 10 mins from the venetian to the back of the village if you know the way. we took a cab there but we walked back to venetian to catch our shuttle bus to the airport after that.
so this is basically what you will see in taipa. just a stretch of street from the old part of the village to the new. and there is a mcdonalds here too. the old part of the village is where the charm is. just walk down the stretch between the two blocks and you will find shops selling food on both sides.
and finally, tata macau. and the first meal i had when we reached lctt was mcdonalds. haha...i have turned into a food junkie. the whole trip revolved around a lot of food...and i am happy with it.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
and the rashes on the neck are coming out. i feel like taking out the layer of skin and putting on another thicker layer because this layer i have now is so itchy.
locking myself in the air-conditioned room seems so tempting, but is that the only answer? drinking too much ice water is not good for the body. i drink and drink and drink....till i lose appetite to eat.
i better be all ready for the shopaholic trip this friday to isetan anniversary sale. shopping can make you forget your troubles but if your body is not up to it, it might be a torture instead.
and i have finally finished watching moonlight resonance. phew! i hate myself for being an addict. and boy am i glad that it is finally over. well, at least i learn a moral value from the series that is not to lie. one lie will lead to another bigger lie and then all hell will break loose. at least it is not a futile waste of time. this lesson will surely be imbedded in me.
Monday, May 11, 2009
this is the blue bus you can see everywhere ferrying passengers from the airport and harbour.
four seasons hotel.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
couldn't even be bothered to upload blog or to reply e-mail. been slouching in the chair watching away this weekend at home too. i have finished one episode of grey's anatomy and gossip girl and later one more episode of ugly betty to go. will leave the rest of the episodes of moonlight for bidor....i think i will be able to finish them in these few days.
it is really bad for the eyes...really drying them up...but what the heck, it will be a long time before i am going to be another addict to another tvb series.
Sunday, May 03, 2009
so we visited most of the big hotels on the main island on the same night. we din even bother bathing before going out. just put the things in the room, wash our faces then out again.
the lights here are really better than those in hk...
the lisboa at night.
ok, so what is a visit to the casino without a little gambling?? we only donated our money to the slot machines...and sure no win. lose $100...so less than rm50. enuf. the slot machines here do not drop coins when you want to stop playing. instead they print out this cash ticket. how convenient. then you just bring the ticket to cash out at the cashier. hehe....of course we din cash ours lah. bring home as souvenir. yee actually won a little and then she lose again...just a little. we tried 3 different machines at 3 different casinos.
near the lobby area. very beautiful, the projector does the work really well here.