Friday, December 30, 2005
Today, after lazing a while in my bed, I woke at 8am and hurriedly brushed teeth, bathed and got dressed, then walked out to catch the bus to Midvalley, coz Dad asked me to go redeem the Elba DVD player for 7,900 Bonuslink points at the Midvalley Exhibition Centre. Okok I know, what's a DVD player to you? But excuse me, my house don't have one yet.
At 9.38am, I reached MV and found to my surprise, a long line of kiasu-ppl standing in line at the entrance, waiting to pounce in and get their gifts. (I'm not kiasu, but my Dad is, cos he asked me to "go early early, before ppl snatch all the stuff, u know?") Haha, bad daughter :P To my surprise, I was among the first 100 to be in line.
When it reached 10am, the big gate opened and I made a bee-line straight for the Elba counter, and was the second to get the DVD player. Wow, now THAT was easy :P And I thought there was gonna be a huge brawl for the 800 units there. Especially when Hannah Tan (so pretty!) said that EVERYONE was asking about the DVD player. Wakakaka. #Blessing No. 1
#Blessing No. 2 - Got to see Hannah Tan in person, u know, always hear ppl say Hannah Tan Hannah Tan but never really saw her before...
I was also looking to buy some NH DetoxSlim products, cos I'd been feeling a little bloated lately... and wanted to, well, expell some of the toxins in my body... wahahah. Then I passed the Lou Hong Ka store in the Bonuslink ring, and they gave me 2 packets of HappyGo, free!!! And also a free Lipid Profile, worth RM40 at PathLab! So, #Blessings No. 3 and 4.
Wahahaha... like si lai, get so excited after so many free gifts... kakakakaka
Then the other important agenda in the day was to meet Ling Siew, who's back in Msia for 3 weeks, whom I haven't met for 3-4 years, since we ate KFC in Jusco, Ipoh when I was in my Alpha year... (I think)
But my handphone went dead, and she couldn't contact me, and I didn't memorize her number, but I saw her arriving at the North Court just when I stepped out from Jusco! Now is that a coincidence or what?! #Blessing No. 5!
And we had a long long chat at Kim Gary's, which was kinda uplifting and enlightening, because of the fact that she has had so much more experience in that other side of the world (UK), like comparing the different job market/requirements in London and Malaysia, London being a financial hub and thus needing more finance workers and Malaysia, not being one, thus resulting in less vacancies for finance/banking graduates and lower salaries~ Plus I found out that a fresh-grad business analyst over in UK is bound to get 2,500 POUNDS per month (*GASP imagine converting that into RM!!!), but as she said, don't convert, as food there costs 4 pounds average per meal (similar to Msia standards) and rental there costs a minimum of 150 pounds PER WEEK (equals to 600 pounds per month!!!) WOW! Luckily I didn't burden my dad by going to study in UK...
We also compared job-hunting and interviews, and while I thought my Intel interview was tedious, she told me she had to get through 3 rounds of interviews just for INTERNSHIP placement, and 2 rounds of interviews to get her contract next year (including a phone interview, 2 more group interviews, 2 business presentations and 1 round of SCRABBLE!). *Phew~ congrats to her that she scooped the job anyway~ Go girl!
After that I was at a loss at where to find that heck of a card holder for Nic's birthday... (Walao I thought when I asked him "What do you want for your birthday?", I thought he would reply me sweetly with an "Anything also I like!"... no, instead he had to give me a challenge of finding a nice card holder in NOT-TRENDY Msia. You think Taiwan meh??) But Ling Siew's sister just bought one the other day from Jusco, so I knew in a jiffy where to get the best present! Wakakakaka... such a breeze, and it's really nice! ;) #Blessing No.6
At 3.30pm we decided to call it a day and go home... she took a cab while I waited for a bus. One Metro 99 came and went, another one so, while the sky was getting darker and darker as rain clouds were approaching. I got up and asked a girl, and the young cool Malay dude behind me said, "You better go to North Court if you want to catch a bus." I was... "@!$#@!^%$#!!! This isn't North Court!?!?!??!" and I ran and ran for my dear life from South back to North, carrying all my shopping + DVD player, while praying "God, please don't rain yet, bus please don't come yet!!!"
And Thank The Lord! The bus was waiting for me at the North Court entrance! And it was just starting to drizzle! Got on the bus in time! Clap hands~ #Blessing No. 7.
And like I said before, I was carrying all those things and like the clumsy person I am, bumped into a old Malay guy who was seated on the bus. And halfway through the ride, the OLD Malay guy stood up and offered me a seat! SO SO SO SO KIND! Old man offer me seat! Must've been because I always offer seats to old ppl on LRT+bus... wahahhaa... a good deed in return! #Blessing No.8
Lastly, my aunt boiled too much dong sum soup, and I drank 3 bowls of it!!! *Slurppppp #Blessing No.9
Wakakakaka... well this day is just full of #Blessings... you may think that this sounds like a "flow water entry", but really, Blessings do come in little little surprises, and when you least know it, it comes as a Blessing In Disguise. Thank You Lord! #Blessing No.10!
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
我 ：“吓？？@%^#&%*%@$#&！！” （冒汗）
想替它取个好听的名字很难，Normandie 好诗情画意的名字被孙燕姿为她的狗取了，Summer 又嫌太阳光了，Wellington 又死了... 到现在都想不到适合它的名字，就干脆叫它“小狗”或 “Wow Wow”，听起来又可爱又亲切，又带有一丝没有名字的忧伤感觉。
起初的时候，它总是跟着我的弟弟跟上跟下，弟弟放学回来，它会跳起来帮我弟弟脱袜子... 妈妈叫弟弟从楼上下来喝果汁，它也会循着楼梯口往上叫我弟弟下来... 妈妈说，它可能是弟弟投胎转世来的老婆~
Torture in progress.
Back to live under the banana tree.
(Not really a banana tree lah.)
Me and my dog.
*Pictures are a bit blurry because I took them with my AXIA A108 camera phone~
What's Your True Color?
You're blue — the most soothing shade of the spectrum. The color of a clear summer sky or a deep, reflective ocean, blue has traditionally symbolized trust, solitude, and loyalty. Most likely a thoughtful person who values spending some time on your own, you'd rather connect deeply with a few people than have a bunch of slight acquaintances. Luckily, making close friends isn't that hard, since people are naturally attracted to you — they're soothed by your calming presence. Cool and collected, you rarely overreact. Instead, you think things through before coming to a decision. That level-headed, thoughtful approach to life is patently blue — and patently you!
Hehehe... so me! But of course it's accurate... the questions in the test were all pretty straightforward to determining my color ;)
Friday, December 23, 2005
Oh God do I wish for some good conversation... just for someone to tell me that they care, that they would like to brighten up my day, bring a smile to my face, whatever. I really, really would fall for a guy like that! But I guess everyone's just plain busy, unlike me.
I can't seem to relate to people nowadays. Whether it's the lame-joke guy at work, my best gal frens or guy frens, I always seem to cut them off halfway through our conversations... because I do hope that everything we say could be compressed... cut to the chase. I do hope to get to the next topic quickly, to chat about lots and lots and lots of stuff on various topics... but I guess not everyone does this kind of frequency-hopping, my style. Exactly why I get shot by some of my friends, saying that I change topics too fast. It's inborn okay, I really can't help it. Cos I think there's this big spinning mirror inside my head, twisting and looking at stuff from many different perspectives altogether at one go.
I really dislike going out with only one other friend, cos I'm scared that we'll run out of things to say and there'll be a gap between us... with only silence to fill. But I did like going out with Eric last night (in case he sees this.. haha) because it's been ages since I've caught up with him.
But that aside, I also hate going out with two or more friends, when I have to again reprise the role of wonderful court jester, talking and talking and what do you call it, building the atmosphere. Hate it hate it hate it, yadda yadda yadda.
I wish I could be back with my best friend on the swing, swinging and swinging without speaking a single word, it's like zillions of signals from my head just transmitted silently in frequencies higher than our normal hearing range towards hers. I wish I could find a boy like that, to sit with me and just say nothing but feel comfortable with each other just like that. I guess that only happens after sex when everybody's tired out and flat out on the sheets.
I miss having someone that I really can connect to, to feel that warm guzzy feeling of being UNDERSTOOD. I guess I haven't really felt that for such a long time. Even though it's out with friends, the things we say are just jokes, plain worthless jokes sometimes that are easy to remember 10 years later, but are just plain meaningless. And I feel neglected. Maybe they really just think I'm dumb, maybe we're just too close that they can't help but to overlook my feelings, or in the after years they'll just remember me as the Joker, that I feel.
I need someone to have an overwhelming brainstorming discussion with. But of what topic? I'm really not sure. Sometimes too I wish someone could criticize me with an in-depth conversation on my creative writing/blogging style. Damn I wish I could join a creative writing class at times. Or at least a book club. I need some intellectual, literary input. Any books? Anyone?
I tried to look for Crimson Tide again last night, but failed miserably. Damn! Where's my tide? I guess I really can't just have lust without love. Or kisses without communication. It's unhealthy. In the long run. Especially for an emotionally insecure person like me.
Shall be going back in another hour's time. This ends my BORING day, but only at Work. Cos I'll have to spend another few more boring hours taking different modes of transportation to Pudu, then have dinner alone, and then sleep on the dreary dirty bus all the way back to Ipoh... where there at least I'll find the warmth of home. But still no COMMUNICATION.
Guess in a few years later, I'll be another working adult still devoid of communication. But perhaps then they'll already have invented an Aibo which can reply me like the Encarta Instant Messenger, albeit with MORE passion and LESS smarty-pants...
It makes me so happy when I write like this. Very flighty, very spontaneous, and it doesn't look "tried". Or whats that word, contrived. :)
I'm being Christmas-tagged!
This is actually the first time I've been tagged in my blog... luckily its a short one and not those stupid tags like "Who's sitting next to you?" or "What color panties do you wear based on your day?"
I know, @_@ ain't it... hahah
How you play it: First say who you want your Santa to be, then what you want as your Christmas gift, then your friends who have been tagged, and go to their blog to inform them that they've been tagged. Hehe.
So here goes:
Your Santa Claus: Hongie!
Christmas Gift #1: A real, White Christmas in the snow...
Christmas Gift #2: A beautifully decorated IKEA home for me and my family... (I'm greedy so I want 2 Christmas Gifts :P)
Tagged friends: Zhiwei! Libelly! Lichard!
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
So how was the movie? Not bad, not bad I say! At times, even
better than Harry Potter, just lacking in suspense... but making up for everything in terms of cinematography, splendid colours in full bloom and set, cute talking LION (as compared to stupid dragons) and a splendid performance by Tilda Swinton as the White Witch.
To give it full credit, it was totally MORE than what I expected inside the Wardrobe.
Full of Christian symbology, I was especially touched by the resurrection of Aslan (Christ has risen??) and before that, where the White Witch cut off Aslan's mane (Samson?) before killing him.
Other creatures of the forest, like the talking beavers, badger, unicorn, gryphons etc. were wonderful as well... I guess kids nowadays are nowhere familiar with these not-kept-in-your-usual-zoo animals... My youngest cousin brother was like... "Hey the Tiger..." And I was like, "LION!!! It's a L-I-O-N!!!" In case anyone thought that this nanny failed to teach the kid to differentiate between a cat with a mane and a cat with stripes :P
The Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund, I thought, were horrible, with the brilliant exception of dear little Lucy (played by Georgie Henley). What a stellar kid! Her bravery alone and innocent portrayal of tears really drew the line between a boring act and a lively cast. As for Edmund, I thought he was quite okay too (sullen face, a real little devil at times) while Peter Pevensie seemed to me like he would be better off cast as one of the Von Trapp children in The Sound of Music. Susan (played by Anna Popplewell), on the other hand, was the worst of the 4. I thought she was supposed to be good-natured(??), instead of bad-tempered, always pouting, blaming other people, easily infuriated and always trying to catch the attention of the camera at all costs. Replace her with Emily Browning (Violet Baudelaire in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events), and the movie should be perfect!
But one scene I found quite disturbing was the fawn Mr. Tummus, who perfectly looked like a child paedophile/ pervert. I wouldn't let my children anywhere near him, let alone into the Wardrobe itself. :)
I was gonna call it a day, with Blogster ruining my previous post and all~ (possibly an indication of telling me not to blog about this), but I guess I shall be true to my feelings and just so you know, I'm not always sugar and spice and everything nice. So here goes:
I Hate Friendster!
I know most of you out there possibly can't thank Friendster enough... for rekindling old flames, casting new nets and such~
But I really, really hate Friendster...!
I hate receiving Friendster updates, and I hate to see other people's exciting lifestyles and compare them to my boring life. But most of all,
I hate having to log on and click on you despite myself.
I hate seeing you with your new-found gal, I hate seeing you smile.
I hate the way you so lovingly call her name like there was no one else before her, I hate the way you make me frown.
I hate the way how your arms seem to cling so naturally around her, just like the way you held me close.
I hate how your eyes seem to sparkle and shine, I hate the way you used to call aloud my name.
I hate you for leaving me by myself, I hate you because its been so long but I can't seem to control myself.
I hate you because I promised myself never to think, but I still blog about you...
In the end, do I hate Friendster, or do I hate you?
I guess, I really still do love you... Or is it what they say, "love never known is hard to recall?"
*Note: 1. I shall be okay after a day or two :)
2. Yes it REALLY does sound like an adaptation from 10 Things I Hate About You.
Monday, December 19, 2005
This is a Flash movie I get to see every year. Nice music, cute cartoons, kinda touches a little wiggly feeling down in my heart. Do I really cry at every movie I see? Regardless... **flips eyes~
Thursday, December 15, 2005
外面的世界很精彩 /我出去会不会失败 /外面的世界特别慷慨 / 闯出去我就可以活过来 /外面的世界很精彩 /我出去会不会失败 /外面的世界特别慷慨 /闯出去我就可以活过来 /留在这里我看不到现在 /我要出去寻找我的未来 /下定了决心改变日子真难捱 /吹熄了蜡烛愿望就是离开 /外面的世界很精彩 /我出去会变得可爱 /外面的机会来得很快 /我一定找到自己的存在 /一离开头也不转不回来
故 事围绕一场戏中戏的三角恋爱；女主人翁孙纳（周迅饰演）出身贫苦但志存高远，爱上在北京念电影的香港人林见东（金城武饰演）之后，却为了生存和成名，选择 抛下爱情，终于成为人人艳羡的大明星。然而命运弄人，十年之后孙纳，林见东（现已成为大明星）和孙纳男友 --顶级大导演聂文（张学友饰演）却必须合演一部以马戏团为主体的歌舞剧，剧情和命运却惊人的相似，戏里戏外，已难分真假。
导演用心良苦，在中文电影创造了突破，但效仿不出西方音乐剧的无限创意和细腻。我不知道导演是要来个中西合璧呢还是怎样的，即要把北京雪地的浪漫公诸于世， 又要把西方的马戏团融入戏中。马戏团情景不禁让我想起那绚丽撩人的《红磨坊》...在这里，是意味电影主题戏中戏吧？但是反映不出来，却把电影给拉沉下 去。
Well, neither have I.
But a friend sent me this:
and said it looks like ME.
Well, neither do I.
*I HATE BOXFISH...!!! While poking furiously on my friend's Zorpia pic*
Monday, December 12, 2005
Why do you always say I'm stupid
Before I even have a chance to answer
Why do you never say you're sorry
Is this some kind of foolish grown-up attitude
Why do you have to imply your sudden outrage of temper on me
Like I'm nothing but your blow-up punch bag
Why do you have to slap me because of others' wrongdoings
When those trivial mistakes can just be carried away by the wind
Why do you burden your tears on me
Whenever anything is wrong, by heaven or by crime
Why do you point your finger at the people closest to you
Is it your fault or mine
Why do you wrongly accuse me of things I'd haven't had time to contemplate
But never had the sanity to cleanse your own soul
Why do you strip me of all the freedom in the world
When all I want is just to face you fair and square
Friday, December 09, 2005
I always get myself into embarassing situations in front of my friends... or even in front of people I know least!
Maybe it's an inborn quality since the day I accidentally kicked my mommy's tummy and broke her water... hence, I've been clumsy ever since.
The first day of ITP in my new company, my heel got stuck in the cracks at the parking space where we were headed to for lunch. In front of my new colleagues!!!
Then a fortnight ago, when I walked into my boss's office to return the QC-ed phones, my heels caught on the loose carpet strings and I almost FELL in front of my Handsome Boss!!! Then 2 days after, my pen fell to the floor under my chair and when I bent down to pick it up, I BUMPED my head on the table again in front of my boss who was coincidentally seated beside me!!! *Owww...!!! And he laughed at me so heartily too... :((
And I almost tripped and fell down the staircase when going to lunch the same day. That would have been quite a spectacle.
I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHY I AM SO CLUMSY!!!
And I had been so CAREFUL to jaga my steps throughout my ITP in order to avoid being the laughing stock of the company.
And friends close to me would probably would not forget the longkang incident, the jellyfish incident... and I guess my English teacher would not have forgotten the time I forgot (really, I did!!) to insert the "L" in "public"...
Eg. Kids like to play in pubic gardens. Or,
Hamid used a pubic telephone to call his gf. Or,
The man brought his dog for a stroll in the pubic park. (!!!!!)
Friends have often used this scenario when they see a rich guy passing by in his expensive car. "Xiao Wei, Xiao Wei faster pretend to fall down in front of his car-lah! Then he will pick you up and both of you will live happily ever after..."
If I were Cinderella, I probably would have tumbled down the staircase in my glass slippers... If I were Snow White, I probably would have coughed the apple into Prince Charming's eye... If I were Princess Jasmine, I probably would have fell off the flying carpet... And if I were Rapunzel, I probably would have fallen down the tower!
So let's hope I really do not end up this way... BUT
Nothing beats the Joke of Today!
Nicholas: What I want to say is....I still remember the scene that the King Kong "CRASH" the aeroplane while it is climbing the tall tower.....but then.....I realize that i spoke something wrong right after i saw the aeroplane thing
Nicholas: Then Ah Ken said "Walao...king kong da fei kei.....(repeated my words but laughed with his hands attaching with his BIG mouth)"
Nicholas: So damn embarassing
Xiao Wei: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Xiao Wei: That must have been QUITE a load!
Thursday, December 08, 2005
*Taxes and fees not counted
Was incredibly ecstatic when I saw the PAYMENT CONFIRMED appear on the screen this morning. You know, with all the congested servers and people keep logging on during office hours... this was really a hard/ lucky get (esp. first time since I've never gotten anything online for FREE before...)
Albeit... feeling a bit worried that spending 4 days and 3 nights there might not be enough for us (parents, me and brother) to travel around HK island in a relaxed mode.
Plus, mom did not do anything to lighten my mood when she exclaimed "So EXPENSIVE!!" about the airport tax and fees, amounting to RM772. Guess I should have told her I'm paying for this trip :P
Really, AIR ASIA -- Now Everyone Can Fly!
Plus, I ate a SUBWAY sandwich for lunch just now at the newly-opened outlet at Wisma UOA, Damansara Heights.
That's the Turkey Breast and Ham sandwich.
Plus its under 6 grams of fat! And VERY FRESH too! I can still remember the first time I ate a Subway sandwich in MMU three years back... until now, I could still feel the fresh smell of lettuce and tomatoes, and delicious lean and tender sliced turkey breast and smokey sliced ham all captured in one terrific sandwich.
Really, SUBWAY -- Eat Fresh!
On another note, today would really have been flyin' high if not for a dumbass who's so terribly inconsiderate and ungentlemanly;
and if I had been focused enough on my work to not have left that stupid SIM card inside the phone...
Up, up and away!~
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
A Warner Bros. Picture, starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving. Directed by James McTeigue, produced by Joel Silver from a screenplay by The Wachowski Brothers.
Remember, remember, the fifth of November,
Monday, December 05, 2005
Of the "many" food outlets around Wisma E&C, the lunch place I hate most to go to is none other than the Vegetarian Stall, located in one of the many HELP college buildings situated around here.
I DON'T like Vegetarian Food!
No don't get me wrong, I do like to eat vegetables and beans and tofu and stuff... AS LONG AS THERE IS A PIECE OF MEAT in my plate to go with!
Fine. Call me a carnivore for all I care. But ever since the first vegetarian meal that my dad da-paoed for me when I was 8 (I guess..) I've hated it ever since.
The EXACT opposite of my younger brother, who LOVES vegetarian food. Euu...
In my 22 years of memory, I guess my mom didn't quite fancy vegetarian food too... (we coming from a Nyonya lifestyle)... except for the time that my mom got acquainted with this Taoist friend who bought us various kinds of stocked up vegetarian food to last us for a whole month.
And the time that I almost developed a dry cough after eating heaty vegetarian fried dough for 3 days and 2 nights at a Buddhist monastery in Banting. Not to say I'm not counting blessings for the hospitality they showed us.
Thus, religion comes in...
"Thou shalt not kill."
But I guess God didn't mean Kill for Killing Animals and Birds~ so continue I shall with my REAL KFC, REAL steamed codfish, REAL steak, REAL satay, REAL sotong sambal etc etc etc.
I mean, what's the purpose of these vegetarian ppl to make dough into FAKE fish, FAKE chicken, FAKE char siu and all? Kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it... when people eating the food are seeing/ imagining it to be REAL... while thinking "Evil" thoughts of tearing up similar pieces of chicken breasts at KFC.
Back to THE Vegetarian Stall.
I really don't understand why my colleagues love to come here to eat. For one, the food is tasteless, while the watery mushrooms smell of some weird odour, plus there's always not enough place for the throngs of working people and students to eat there. Maybe for girls, its understandable since most of us think that cutting off protein from our daily diet will make us look slim and beautiful. But GUYS?!?!?!?! Come on! Where's the BARBARIC man inside of you??
I'd really rather eat the nasi lemak.
So... that's all until I hear the next cheery "Let's go to eat Vegetarian Food"... *cringe!!!
Saturday, December 03, 2005
It's a long time since I've been stoned since that outing with the MESCORPians, but after red wine, French white wine and a full glass of Black Label at the Tenant's Party... whoop Pardon Me(!!) but I do feel a little bit dizzy walking unbalanced...
As for you guys who didn't know, Wisma E&C had this really great Tenant's Party where they had 10 roasted lambs (mutton is great!!!), lots-and-lots of satays, great sambal sotong, scrumptious chocolate mousse cake etc etc... not mentioning free flow of booze! Wow the rental must be really really expensive for them to throw such a bash! Photos of the Christmas Tree later...
Like Fei Ching mentioned, it was kind of a waste that we forgot to bring down our camera phones to capture the moment, but nvm, I guess I'll see more of this in the grown-up world next time...
Anyway I managed to get home safely (the taxi driver almost fetched me to PJ), tried to call Crimson Tide, but it seems the Tide got lost somewhere out of range... lonely lonely lonely!
Had another great outing with Nic (without his pet Mimi), Xuan, Kellygan, and bumped into TVC after the PC Fair! Well seems like everyone made up for the disappointment with Aeon Flux, since all of us got something at the Fair... Nic some DVD-Rs, Xuan a DVD writer, Kelly a 512MB flash drive, and me a FAN :P
Here's some photos of the ABSOLUTELY HOT Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux!
Wowee...! Uncut and TOO COOL sleepwear! No need to wear better lahh.. go naked straight to bed. Waste of fabric.
*Plop on the fields of Eden. Except, I'd stay off the grass ;)
No, it's not taken in MMU...
and HOT HOT Marton Csokas as Trevor Goodchild. Oh God... I'm starting to fall for guys in THAT age-range.
Well how was the movie? Quite good, I must say... except for the very monotonous way in which they, especially Charlize Theron, talk "We1 must1 get1 out1 of1 this1 place..." A bit too boring if you speak like that throughout the whole show, if you get what I mean ;)
It's really a genre of its own, those cult sci-fi anime shown on MTV... not everyone likes the same storyline of a PERFECT CIVILISATION which so happens ALSO to be the last one on earth, clones and governments controlling the mass. And a woman who uses hands as feet.
But I do quite like Charlize Theron, so that's why I went for the movie. Enough said.