Lilypie - First Birthday

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Feeling happy today, coz Bin is coming back and I managed to find a download copy of Cat Steven's Wild World. I love listening to this song on the radio when I'm driving alone at night... sounds so soothing and relaxing, yet realistic at the same time.

And happy coz I've got BIG EYES today! Thanks to the lash-perm from Clara, with regards to my buddy introducing me to the splendid offer (only RM8!!!) hehe :P Even dad said my eyes look bigger. And mom's friend told mom last night that I look prettier kekeke!!!

Also, mom and dad went to Haatyai and bought me a t-shirt, 2 white lacey night-gowns with fairies on them, and a pretty necklace! *Happy!*

Monday, August 28, 2006

Daisies on the desktop

Daisies on my desktop
remind me of you

Those pink happy days
like seeds blown faraway
into misty water-coloured haze

We'd been so happy together
caresses on your face as we looked at the sun
the sound of laughter and dimples when you smile

But you left me
desolate in the rain
with my stalk alone in a metre of pain

How i long to hold you
as drops of dew trickle like tears from your eyes
while you tell me goodbye

Bye, pink Daisy

Happy Birthday Girls!

Because Somebody said that I hadn't been blogging recently, I decided to push as many blogs as I could today in my free hour after 5.30pm while waiting for Berry to finish up.

And because that Somebody also said I should put up more photos, I'm also trying to upload as many photos as I can while my network still allows me to... (slipping through the hole in the fishnet... keke)

So voila! Some pictures of the two bubbly Birthday Girls whom I got to know @Intel. Here's wishin' a very Happy Birthday to them! (I know this is kinda late... but hey! It's just for the sake of the photos! Haha!) And yes, worklife here is kinda happening... I've already celebrated birthdays for 6 ppl now! \:D/

First up, this is Sze Hui from UM whose birthday falls on 26th July. Happy Birthday Sze Hui! We... (or Ahem! BH...) got her a nice silver bracelet!

Birthday celebration at Secret Recipe, E-Gate (yeah yeah I know, KL or Ipoh or Penang, it's Secret Recipe that beats the rest!)

Lan Sin from MMU, also in the same team as I in Intel. Supposed to be under the same manager last time, but now changed to CPU.

And here is Siao Tian, the 2nd birthday girl whose birthday falls on 21st August. A very happy birthday to you! Her gift was also a silver bracelet, but a Disney one, with Mickey's head on it! Well, Boon Keat paid for most of it... hehe...

We celebrated her birthday at one of the Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in Penang... Sobayoshi/Hanayoshi. And yeah! Definately better than Sushi King. And price-competitive too. Yum yum! C'mon who wants to have a second go? :)

My First Blood Donation!

Yay! Finally I can post photos on my blog again... Dunno what's wrong with the network here... perhaps the company has found out about my evil operations! Oh, no!

But evil or not... ahem... I'm proud to announce that I finally did it! After 23 years of being a human, I have finally donated my first bag of blood on Thursday, 24th August 2006 ! (excluding my monthly blood bags... hehe) A proud 450 ml! Kekeke... and didn't know my hemoglobins could sink so well too :P

Anywayz, hope some lucky human out there will receive my first-grade 0+ blood... and I'm happy to say, I'll not stop here! :D

How Un-Malaysian Are You??

Congratulations , you are 10% not Malaysian.

That means you're as Malaysian as...

Abdullah Badawi !

How Un-Malaysian Are You?

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

First Love

I always thought I was gonna marry him.

When I was 16, he was my first love. Like any typical romance influenced by American TV, I loved the X-Files, and he was my Fox Mulder. He was tall, dark, handsome, intelligent and charming, the apple of my eye, the man of my desire. I looked up to him as my big brother, and hoped that I would be similar to him in every way.

He was ambitious and self-disciplined, and search as I might, the word "quit" was never in his dictionary. I was drawn to his ambitions, his leadership qualities, his mastery of his own life, and the mysterious ways in which he always managed to accomplish what he wanted.

Being a good student then, it was easy for me to keep up with my peers. Be president of a prominent society, be role model to my juniors, be a straight-A student. But I could never be quite like him. No matter how hard I tried, I found it harder and harder to keep up with his pace, his accomplishments that drove him further and further away from me.

While I got good grades in my PMR, he got full A's in his STPM. While I got top of the class, he would be top in his school. While I was president of a club, he would be the head prefect of his school. When I got to Form Five, he was already pursuing his professional degree at university.

And even now.

After five whole years of losing contact, it was by quaint chance that we found ourselves in a small diner in Penang. He was still himself, while I was no longer the timid shy schoolgirl that he had always thought of as "little sister". I thought I had done it, being an engineer, a professional in one of the top corporations in the world, and achieved my own goals. I thought, at last, I had balanced out our achievements. With good faith, we'd see eye-to-eye and be counterparts, both him and I. After five years of university, I had achieved something distinctly similar to him, a professional degree. At last, I thought, I would be his equal.

But no.

I felt helplessly fixed at the same distance where I always was, far down the road from where he was. While I'm contributing to the growth of technology, he would actually be saving lives. While I'm fixing bugs, he would be sending off legions of antibodies to attack viruses. While I'm repairing violations, he would be repairing someone else's fractured bone. And while I'm lazing in bed thinking of those flexi-hours, he would be ever-punctual when his duty calls.

I suddenly felt daunted. All these years, I had tried to keep up with his pace, only finding out that I was running on the same forest lane as ever, with him already in a distance. He's Superman! How could I ever compare up to him?

This led me to ponder upon the pillow-talk I had with my roommate last night. She believed that guys would always prefer being the stronger sex, and girls who likened themselves to be a damsel in distress would more often than not, heed the hero's reply. Chase not, she said, and try to be a step behind. Men do not like strong girls, but prefer those who seek for protection.

I beg to differ.

This may not seem to be your typical love story, but this is the story of how I fell in love with the most amazing man ever, who I hope, in the end, will turn around and glance upon this forlorn girl who has been tagging along all this while.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bio-essence vs. a night's good sleep

Due to my sleepless nights and endless rivers of tears, coupled with my laziness to remove mascara with proper eye makeup remover (stains!!!), I have developed, or rather, worsened my trademark DARK CIRCLES on my very delicate eye area.

And it's not until I have a date!!!! only that I forced myself to quit applying mascara (at least before the date...) and to search for emergency rescue techniques to eliminate my dark circles.

Enter Ginvera's Bio-Essence Sparkling Lift Eye Essence, which 'visibly reduces fine lines and brightens eye contours'.

I used the eye mask, which was comfortably damp, for 15-20 minutes. Then I massaged the remaining lotion in, and lay down to sleep, thinking that I would look as bright as day the following morning.

But no, thanks to the devil winds, a good night's sleep I was blessed not. Instead, I found myself getting out of bed at intervals to pull in the shutters, take in the laundry and making sure the bedroom doors and toilet doors were fastened tight.

And the next morning, which is Today, I look like shit. I guess everyone should use my eye circles to benchmark their eye products. If a product is able to magically make my eye circles disappear, then it must be TRULY GOOD.

The verdict:
Neither. Concealer is the most efficient way of getting immediate riddance of dark eye circles! *Flashes that bright smile and hopes that my date will not notice as well! :D

Monday, August 07, 2006

Garth Brooks "To Make You Feel My Love"

When the rain is blowing on your face
and the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
to make you feel my love
When the evening shatters and the stars appear
and there is no one there to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
to make you feel my love
I know you haven't made your mind up yet,
but I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met,
no doubt in my mind where you belong
I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
No there's nothing that I wouldn't do
to make you feel my love
The storms are raging on the the rolling sea
and on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
you ain't seen nothing like me yet
I could make you happy,
make your dreams come true
There is nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
to make you feel my love

Anyone has this mp3? Please please send to me...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Popcorn at work

Here I am, eating my popcorn here at my workdesk. And yesterday I ate a whole bar of Cadbury chocolate hazelnuts too. And my eyebags are pitch black. Help! It's because I am feeling so depressed.

Yeah, and it's because of my car. No, don't tell me to get over it... it's just the second day! I need time to let it sink. To think I screwed it up and ended by paying RM455 in all for car repairs... and not counting the compound of RM300, I can tell you, I am feeling helluva GREAT DEPRESSION right now.
Lucky for me in my hour of depression, I received happiness in the form of bags of free popcorn, aromatherapeutic tea, joyful news that Kelly is going to Japan for further studies, and offer by Nicholas to "play with my feelings". Great :)

Now it's just hoping that my mom will be as understanding as my friends over the weekend. Sigh...