Friday, July 31, 2009
upsi- the teacher's training uni here is closed for 1 week because about 30 of their undergraduates (not sure whether it is the real no) are confirmed cases.
however, i heard stories that those quarantined students (all of them right??) still went to town albeit wearing masks. some even headed back to their hometown. don't they understand what is quarantine???
everyone must be more vigilant. another death was reported in malaysia just today. it happened to a primary school student. i think it is all local transmission now. try to stay as far away as possible from ppl with flu symptoms and take your supplements to stay healthy. i am not paranoid, but just taking precautions.
well, tomorrow i will be seeing someone in mask. hehe...the dentist again for scaling. aarrgh....can feel the pain in the gum already. sure horrible.
oh, on the radio on the way back i heard- there are 11 roadblocks in kl because of the planned isa marches tomorrow. go fight lah these two groups....one for and one against. what the radio did not say is there are many other roadblocks around the country as well. i entered tol plaza in bidor, they were there. i entered tol plaza in tapah, they were also there. dun tell me they were there just for routine checks. you could see them there everytime there are some demos planned i.e. the black march in ipoh. just get used to it lah.
ok...need my sleep now. will turn into a panda some time soon if i continue losing my sleep.
updating the blog is more like a spontaneous action and not a well-planned one. so after i finish typing the post, i only press publish post.
sleep is coming back a little. and i know why. the pace in life has slowed down a bit since the kids are sitting for their tests now. all my 'extra activities' in the afternoon and night are cancelled.
a normal day goes this way- work, afternoon 't', jogging, dinner, night 't', sleep.
i guess that is why my brain has no time to rest before i sleep. and the fast pace just overlaps into my sleep time. all these are now accumulated from one month of non-stop toiling. i can't wait for the short break end of next month.
3 more weeks. and it's a friday today, a 31st as well, so let's go baskin robbins. have decided to get some home this week. a treat for dad. not that much for me because i have a teeth scaling appointment tomorrow and u know that you are not supposed to eat something cold after that. i doubt that the ice-cream will still be in the freezer when i get home next weekend. dad has a big appetite for ice-cream.
more and more ex-collegemates are on the www now. everyone with their own things to write. and i feel closer to them than before. last time everyone used to be in different groups but here on blogs, everyone can visit any blog they want and leave a comment. the physical barrier is no longer there. will we be as chummy when we meet in person? ooh....please dun misunderstand me. all you gals are wonderful ppl. it's just me. i am not really a talker and the rest will definitely blow me away with their gifts of the gab. the blog has been an outlet for me to just express some views and sort of a journal of my own life. i am happy that i am still keeping in touch with all these collegemates, finally. thank you for sharing your lives with me and the rest through your blogs. keep up the good work.
ps: still a 'sock' writer at heart. i think it refers to someone who writes behind a facade.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
anyway, the smell of those transfat was good and the dripping mayonaise too. so although it was not as hearty as expected, i was still full.
maybe the pic will put me off kfc meal for a while. but wait, there is the pizza hut in tm to try. hehehe...grandma says she hasn't tried any before, so why not get one (or 2) for her to try. lol.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
i want to be knocked out! i want to get my sound sleep! sleep is eluding me again...and i dunno why. am i too stressed?i doubt it. my brain just does not wanna rest.
i need another potion to curb the appetite too. i feel like sinking my teeth into a thick piece of fried chicken now. pms. this i know for sure. i have a feeling this will go uncontrollable so the trip to kfc for lunch for that burger is definitely unavoidable. the only solace is i am going jogging again later in the evening. so whatever guilt i feel for consuming those fried stuff will be assuaged. waaaaa!!!! the joys and perils of being a woman.
Monday, July 27, 2009
i left the movie where it was all dusty and barren and dry.
and i continued the movie when it rained. so i guess you got to see lush, green and water flowing scenes. however, the land to me still looks barren ;)
anyway, hugh jackman is a hunk of a drover.
yes, i made that trip to the dentist to have some filling done. 2 teeth and it costs me rm125.
forget about those government servant's perks. how many civil servants have the time to go during the fixed visiting hours at the dental clinics in the district? even if you made those visitation time, you will still have to wait for the next few months for the next appointment to have the actual filling done. this happened to mom.
so i am happier now that the problem is solved. going to the dentist has never been a scary trip. i just have to remind myself that whatever pain i am putting myself through is only for my own good. so there goes the fear.
and what do you think of when you are on the dreaded chair with the drill in your mouth?? whatever it is, don't close your eyes. that way, you will only be focused more on the pain you have. i prefer to let my eyes wander everywhere and analyse whatever patterns that i can see above me. haha...that will take my mind off the drill and the pain. and luckily the dentist has his radio tuned to mix fm. so at least you can hum along to the songs inside.
thank goodness that the bad flu i had yesterday did not follow me today. i was keeping my fingers crossed and praying hard that my nose would not itch and i had to sneeze on the chair. phew! i only sneezed when i left the clinic. imagine the embarassment of sneezing. ok i can't imagine the scene.
now i will just take a nap in an attempt to forget the hunger. then it is back to watching australia. i am done with the first hour of the movie. ain't that bad. but if it is an attempt to lure more tourists to visit australia after watching that movie, i dun think that will work. you only see lots of barren lands, canyons, sand, dust, cattle, horses.....well you know the list. how many ppl will actually go on that walkabout in the outback?
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
unfortunately, the clear blue skies and the rolling mountains were only visible for one day- friday.
it rained heavily in the morning and when the sun came out again in the middle of the morning, it was sooo beautiful. everyone missed the blue skies and the fresh crisp air as they gazed out of the windows. today, it is back to hazy day.
harry potter and the half-blood prince was the order of the day....and yesh! i was soo glad that the review was right this time around. this movie was marvelous although it has nothing much to offer in view of the plot development. but the director managed to make it an exciting and dark movie nonetheless and i enjoyed the 155 minutes in the cinema. yup, it is longer than transformer 2 but heck, it din feel that long. sorry transformer, you lost. it took a while for me to get back into the story but i could still remember traces of them. those who din read the book might have a harder time following the movie. i can't wait for the final installments. they have to be good. i want it to be good. twilight saga can never beat this potter franchise on the silver screen. go potter!
and oh, it was sort of a belated birthday celebration for me from queen. i got free dinner, free movie and gift. ain't bad eh.only the two of us and we ordered 3 slices of cheese cake. crazy leh?? how am i going to burn off those calories>?? yoghurt cheese, lemon cheese and rasberry cheese. my favourite- yoghurt cheese. will simply melt in your mouth. tg malim will have a secret recipe restaurant soon. so die lah...do they have vip card??
moving on to blow a little trumpet. i managed to produce a piece of chinese poetry which is presented in duet form by two 13-year-old boys today. gosh, i dunno how to read their script, and yet, it is a success. someone came to me and said that it was the best performance among the 4 shown. waakakakakaa....kembang! of course i got help from others.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
the skin has started to itch and turned dry and the area above the lip is the most sensitive.
the eyes are also drying.
everything is being sucked up by this horrible haze that is blanketing us.
make-up remover used to be only for removing make-up before the cleansing ritual. but now the piece of cotton pad is all dark with dust particles wiped from the face.
plus the disturbing sleep every night now (dreams included of course), i am having hell of a time these few days. i doubt it will end soon.
but the coming monday is a relief to look forward to. it is a holiday for my workplace. yippee! but of course there is the saturday to be sacrificed at work first before we can take the monday off.
what am i going to do on monday? feels like painting the town red in kl but the condition of the wallet now does not allow me to do so after that mulberry purchase. is there anyone who wanna buy me a great lunch?? then i won't mind going. hahahaha.
on a second thought...i will have to make a visit to the dentist to get a filling or two done. i can feel a chip there with my tongue. it is llloooooonnng overdue. shall i go in the morning or afternoon?? if i go in the morning, i will definitely not be having any good lunch. so if i go in the afternoon, at least i can have a filling lunch and then only suffer for dinner.
well, still have many days before monday. let's hope i can still survive these few days.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
firstly, i finally got the small but packed envelope from regent in hk. she sent some of the photos in her camera from our april trip to hk and a facial mask. the photo of that woman has officially become my favourite photo of the year...lol. is it tres chic or what??? and this is the only one i have got in full length. finally those boots manage to make it into a photo. thanks to her candid shots without our knowledge that i get this. wahahahaha
Thursday, July 16, 2009
ok, the title sounds morbid but try reading their story and decide if you think it is romantic?
what the husband does really makes me ponder on the power of love. their story sounds like a good plot for a love story on the big screen.
another housemate and i shared this cake- black forest mousse cake. yummy. better than those plain and sweet chocolate cakes. this is lighter and each of us had a quarter of the cake each. haha....filling leh....no need for dinner. it was a surprise for her. glad she was moved.
next comes the present part....not for her...but mine. i love july. this 'tasteful' wrapping can only come from boys...and this is from the leng brothers. well, at least it is from recycled products...save earth.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
see that bottle of water?? 750ml all poured into my bag on the way to work in the car. i did not know about it until i was walking to the office with the bag on my shoulder. then i felt water dripping.. urgghh...everything in the bag was wet...except my handphone. phew....it was because the handphone pouch was in a zipped compartment which is on the top area of the bag. all books were soaked at the bottom and i had to dry them on the table. even the pencil case was wet and the pens were coated with a thin layer of water. luckily i only bring plain drinking water. i am still drying the bag on a chair now with the fan spinning above. things should be dry by afternoon.
special request from attie....please put this on your blog hahaha....
but this clip is cute....how did he do it?? smack that cupid you...
p/s: he is wearing the doraemon pyjama that we bought from hk. nice eh?
Monday, July 13, 2009
luckily my housemate brought back one container of durian and gosh, how heavenly they were. the flesh was so thick and yellowish and the seed so small. i had three of them although i had just had dinner. an hour ago. it satisfied my craving for this week.
and today, i had invitation for perlis laksa. hmmh....what is perlis laksa actually?? well, i will know at 3p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
the same went with waiquan who only had a bite of the tiramisu on friday...also because of me. he is worse...he does not eat cake. how strange.
i watched the movie today and thank god it is not as good as the book. hahahaha....i dunno what i will do if it is as addictive as the book. phew!!!!
watching the movie was like watching snippets from the book. you know, kinda like cut and paste the dialogue to different shots. however, there is one part that i like....the fighting scene at the ballet studio. it was better than the book....more vivid. the rest....i had to fill in the voids in the script while they were doing the dialogues. hahaha...u know, there were so many cut lines and one really has to tie the loose ends with those from the book....only for those who have read the book.
those who only watch the movie, they can still follow but it is a bit dry.
and robert pattinson is eye-candy to watch. haha...bella role was played to a tee by kristin...but edward..hhmmm....not 'cold' enuf.
i think this first movie was quite a small production. i expected the cullen's mansion to be much bigger. edward's room was tiny too. rosalie was not as pretty as in the book. emmett not as big. and jasper...gosh...he really belongs in the sickward.
okok...i am irritating. but i just can't help it lah after reading the book so many times.
i am glad i have the time this weekend to catch a movie...or two...one more after this.
and i also managed to run some errands in town. it is a bliss to go town when the banks are closed...more parking lots. i went to deposit some cash, develop photos, send a parcel to siawfong in taiwan, send more postcards and bought book and magazine. all done in 30 mins. rock off the shoulder now.
can't wait for harry potter and the half blood prince now. the review is good...i need that after the disappointing transformer. so cheers to the wizard. 24 july should be the date i catch the movie. keep my fingers crossed now.
Friday, July 10, 2009
i still got a cake this afternoon...i think this should be the last one dy. no more after this.
so instead of having 3 big candles and 2 small ones, i had 3 small candles and 2 big ones. still 3 and 2. this is a tiramisu. thank god no more choc.remedy for sorethroat...present too...from sook hua.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
i then got 3 cakes in a row...i dunno how my stomach took it...thank god the last cake was different...non-chocolate.
well, they have to remind me my age. this is one blown and eaten in kfc. 10 of us were there. there were some left and i got the cake back for my housemates. inside is choc sponge.
full blown chocolate cake. well, looking at the design, u know it is from the same cake house. the night's usual activity was cancelled. those kids....brought chips, sweets and soft drinks for a party. and boy, i had to clean up after that. the chocolate pieces were on the floor, chips too. after everyone left at around 10.30p.m., it was sweeping and mopping the floor. some exercise to burn those calories i guess.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
there is no special celebration or anything. it is very very lowkey with not much fanfare. there are many well-wishers even before midnight but yesterday, i was really dizzy and the head was spinning from practising the poco-poco dance (you can find it on youtube). hence, the phone was put on silent mode already and i hit the sack at 10.30p.m. even if i dun have headache, i would still switch off the phone. hahaha...i need my sleep. i can always thank ppl in the morning. dun worry, i really do appreciate those messages more than others. after all they waited...
anyway, what is my birthday wish? i can't think of one. i am just glad for everyday that i have and every sunrise that i can still see. the pic above was taken outside my house as i drove to work last saturday. beautiful isn't it?
well, i have some pieces of cake to help me get through the day. this piece is already in the stomach. the chips can wait. shun cheng gave me this. he sort of owes me the chips for few years already. cute boy.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
but the wishes and cakes are already coming. i am so lucky eh? they are totally unexpected.
i received these cakes today at work, we had a carnival today. i got to pick them up myself. trying to show a little love for the country in the left one there. i really did not expect them (i just said that right?)...it was so sweet of them.
and what a carnival we had today. it was non-stop selling and promoting food stuff and of course the mouth did not stop munching fried wan tan, cheese hot dog, curry fishball, grass jelly, sandwich, fruits, chips, jelly and cakes. yummy. love those unhealthy snacks. and what a profit the stall i was 'consulting' got. more than rm800 profit and they had only spent rm400 preparing all the foods and drinks. well, those shoutings really did work. bravo!postcard updates again. this is from austria.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
and what a change. they have changed the motherboard and the whole screen. my complaint was only the malfunction wifi but i get more than i bargained for. woot! happy!
i was so surprised when i saw the plastic cover on the screen. i only realised that it was new when they told me. why did they change it? i dunno...to make a bigger claim???
this is where i had lunch yesterday, a new place in bidor called bali garden restaurant. surprisingly it is very cool in the hot afternoon under the atap roof. you won't be able to find your way here if you do not look carefully while on the road. it is right after esso station, then you will see the signboard. the food here is not bad.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
have to key in this, have to key in that. this meeting coming, that meeting also coming.
file!!! aahh....the worst headache!!!! tidy the things, make sure everything is complete...someone is coming to check!!!
so i guess this is july.