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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Counting Down …

The government has appealed to all government and private sectors to cancel all festivities and/or celebrations planned this New Year’s Eve. Instead, Malaysians have been urged to hold prayers for victims who have perished, injured, gone missing and have lost their homes.

I’ve been praying ever since I heard the news on Sunday for the hundreds of thousands of people who have accounted for severe losses due to the Tsunami caused by an earthquake in Indonesia.

There are times where I wished I could do more than just sit on my bum to help but I know for sure that I will not be able to render any monetary aid but I do wish I was part of Mercy Malaysia or at least still a member of the St Johns Ambulance so that I could render although not much, at least a little help to the needy.

It is at times like these I sit down quietly and think about the “what ifs” that could possibly happen to me i.e. if Sumatra wasn’t where it currently stands, the entire Peninsular Malaysia would have been affected by the Tsunami.

Condolences to the families of those who have perished. Your prayers are with me. I received an sms from my friend, Sing Nam last night which read :

Buddhist temple in Brickfields collecting food, clothes etc 2 b sent to Sri Lanka and India. Donations must reach temple by Friday morning. Plz inform all.

Phone credit was low so I didn’t get to forward the SmS out but I’ll try to reach as many of you here. If you read this, bring that stack of old t-shirts and that carton of Maggi Mee sitting in the storeroom over. They need it more than you do.

On the other hand …

All the anticipation was washed down the drain yesterday. I eagerly waited for Wednesday to come so that I could watch the much publicized Kung Fu Hustle but no, it seemed as if fate had to interfere causing me to save my RM6 only to spend RM10 on foosball later on. Why? The bloody TGV Cineplex in Sunway Pyramid decided to blackout due to a power shortage of some sort cutting short movies for hundreds of people and dumbfounding a few other hundred.

We were all prep-ed up and even went in early to get our seats, armed with popcorn and coke. Before we could even warm the seats, an announcement was made saying that all 9pm shows have been cancelled due to technical difficulties. There was no redirection for patrons and people were just standing around, creating a massive jam-sardine-packed cinema hallway. We finally nudged our way through the angry crowd and got to the counter where we DEMANDED a refund. Got the refund and left.

Sean went home and I adjourned to Rack café and whacked some hard balls as a form of venting out my anger. Ling joined me later on and we foosed till we ran out of coins. After that, we went to this Pan Bakery place opositte rack to grab a bite and then Ling went to Zouk for Mambo Jumbo and I went home.

Had lunch in TGIF today. I wonder … is business particularly good there on Fridays?

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me ...

Give what ? Me no true love also ….

Oh well Christmas came Christmas went... although it’s the 5th day of Christmas...I’m kind of in the Chinese New Year spirit already as we’ve been working on the client’s CNY promotions which I’m hoping to close soon!!!

Last night was dinner at Outback Steakhouse, our long awaited Christmas dinner. We had to postpone the dinner because the whole team was busy helping out with one job. At least the bigger nightmare is over and now we’re a little more relaxed as we usher in the English and Lunar New Year.

Christmas was fun.

My Christmas began on the night of Christmas Eve where the family (meaning Mom, Sis and I) went to Chutney’s, a cozy restaurant in new town PJ which served authentic Northern Indian cuisine. I must admit that the menu seemed almost French to me at that point with names of spices and dishes I’ve never heard of in my life. I had a burning ass the next day caused by my lack of tolerance for spicy foods.

My recommendation: Punjabi Lemonade & Spinach with Cottage cheese (forgot the ‘technical’ name)

After dinner, we rushed home so that my sister and I could fight for the bathroom and pretty up to go out. She had her own plans and I had to go to church. Managed to drag Matt along with me and so I did, and reached Kajang at about 10.50pm

Church was the usual … High Mass, sing song and then my favorite part: the mingling. It’s that ONE miserable time a year I visit my old church in Kajang. I grew up as the daughter of Peter Low, one of the most popular (by being the loudest) person in Holy Family Church, Kajang. People saw me and went “oh my god” you’ve grown! Yes Yes, I’ve prospered into a young lady, un-proportionately.

Met up with Jon & Mandy and dragged Aileen with us to the mamak where we sat, ate, drank and talked till almost 4 am. I had to go back to PJ either right after or the next morning so I decided to go back anyway and at least be there when mommy dearest wakes up in the morning.

The annual Christmas lunch was at my nanny’s place where I met the “taikache” (big sister) who used to literally be my “taikache” when we were nursed by the same nanny. Now Ginny is about to be a mother of a little baby boy :)

Came home after lunch and slept like a pig till the cows came home. Was awakened by Mandy calling me on my rather loud cell, nearly falling off the bed in the process. Got myself prettied up and headed to Kajang once again, without Matt this time. Arrived in Kajang and was tempted to pay Mr. Roy N.F a visit but he wasn’t answering the phone so I just went to Cheng Wan’s house. We had a scrumptious steamboat dinner with most of the gang. The dinner party consisted of Mandy & Jon, Woontian & Pei Lyn, Chui Ling, Cheng Wan, Rubeni and I. After stuffing ourselves full, we adjourned to Cheng Wan’s room where Ling was updating her blog or checking her forums or doing whatever online. Aileen called us to pick her up from her cousin’s place and I volunteered to go. Rubeni, Pei Lyn and Woon Tian came along and so we went merrily to pick Aileen up, almost gatecrashing the wrong party along the way.

Decided to pay Roy a visit while I was up and about so I literally dropped Peilyn, Woon Tian and Rubeni off and dragged Aileen over to Roy’s place.

It’s been almost 5 years since I last saw Roy. Ok ok .. Roy was my first boy-friend. We knew each other from the time we were still in diapers. Our dads were pretty good friends who shared a common interest in motorcycles. Most of our childhood was spent chasing each other around church, Sunday school and kindergarten. Apparently the teachers in kindergarten used to tease us much … even forcing me to kiss him on the cheek, whilst the whole school watched us during one of those “graduation” photo sessions. I stopped chasing him around after we went to Primary school and eventually lost contact over the years.

ANYWAY … I was glad to see Roy once more... we’ve been doing quite a lot of catching up over the months ever since he found me on friendster. After some wine, a tour of the house and lots of talk... Aileen dragged me off back to Cheng Wan’s place.

The TV den soon became the gambling den and to opened up to 2 mahjongg tables. Shuh Huei and Eric came by and we started the games. 6 people playing Mahjongg, 2 people standing by to sit in, Rubeni watching her Bollywood Grammies and Aileen and me taking turns on the Osim chair.

The clock struck 3 and everyone was starting to get restless, probably due to the lack of SLEEP. Mandy and Jon took their little domestic argument home, Shuh Huei and Eric left for home too. The rest of us sent Aileen home and then headed to a Mamak in Sungai Chua.

Came back to Cheng Wan’s house and knocked out on his bed. Woke up at 9 the next morning to go to church (it was a Sunday lah) and then came back to wake everyone up and then went to have breakfast at ABC, bought satay for Sean and then went home.

Took a shower, washed my hair and went over to Sean’s place to hang out. Came home at around 8 and then Cheng Wan, Chui Ling and Matt came over to play more mahjongg.

Back to work on Monday, Tuesday, and here I am this Weak Wednesday morning. Off to do some proper work now that I’ve accounted for last week’s turn of events.

Friday, December 24, 2004

Santa Baby

Referring to the song to get me into the mood, Christmas and Jazz concoct beautiful songs like this. This serenade by Madonna just seizes the moment and lulls me into Christmas mode.

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I've been an awful good girl
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, an out-of-space convertible too, light blue
I'll wait up for you dear
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the fun I've missed
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed
Next year I could be oh so good
If you'd check off my Christmas list
Boo doo bee doo

Santa honey, I wanna yacht and really that's
Not a lot
I've been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, there's one thing I really do need, the deed
To a platinum mine
Santa cutie, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, I'm filling my stocking with a duplex, and checks
Sign your 'X' on the line
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some decorations bought at Tiffany's
I really do believe in you
Let's see if you believe in me
Boo doo bee doo

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring
I don't mean a phone
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight

Btw … any chance of me getting hold of a Piano score sheet for this piece? Would love to serenade MYSELF to bed tonight … Santa Baby (the ally mcbeal version is NICE NICE NICE!)
On another note … It’s almost midnight and I’m happily typing away at my workstation. Staying back to finish up some pre-holiday work so that ALL OF US (boss included) gets to actually sit back and relax this Christmas.

Work has been getting better … with more responsibility, trust and stress. Boss is leading me on into new things and opening new doors for me to see. He’s considerate enough to not hand me the keys to everything so that I won’t lose my way or wander into the wrong room.

Just completed a 20 minute “get to know each other” cum gossip session with my boss. He’s nice … a little too chatty but nice. It’s a gossip session, pep talk, education and bitching session all in one. The good thing is as days go by; we get closer (not intimately lah DOH) meaning we get to know each other better. At least I understand his “yim chim-nesS” (particular and meticulous) nature.

People always ask me whether I’ve got a future in this job since I’m not earning super big bucks. To me, I’m not complaining too much. I may not have the $$$ right now but I forsee that this agency will definitely prep me up for future. Don’t see a future from where I’m sitting now but there are prospects of me gaining richly in knowledge.

At least my first lesson in servicing is bitchy clients. Clients are ALL bitchy no matter how blur, how nice or how mean they are. They’re our clients and we live to serve. I suppose its fate that brought me into this line. I don’t mean to boss about my abilities or anything but it’s been a natural talent (PR) for me and people. I’ve always been a people person (ask mom) since I was a kid!

Anyway … I HOPE it’s time for me to start working as I’ve basically spent the last 3 hours staring at the screen, walking around … staring at the screen some more and then decided to write since I’ve been quiet for a while.

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m Happy! Looking forward to going to church tomorrow night and then going to sleep after that ( NO PARTIES ON CHRISTMAS EVE!!!) and then the annual luncheon at my nanny’s place. There will be a dinner party at Cheng Wan’s house on Christmas day which I’ve been forced to attend which I will for the love of spending Christmas with all my Kajang Kakis.

Might write … might not… fishiefuchs has got an idea up in her head but she hasn’t had the time or stamina `to whip up her Photoshop and Illustrator skills lately. Off to the mac …

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Fa la la la la - la la la la

Well I said it! December air in KL definitely smells merry and joyful. With English being a primary language to most, Christmas carols definitely add a spark to the already happy holiday we all know as Christmas. Undoubtedly, Christmas is over-rated and over-commercialized but at the end of the day, Christmas is Christmas.

As much a Catholic I am, I shall now put aside all thoughts of Christmas exploitation by the media and will just think along the lines of what Christmas means to me otherwise.

In the true spirit of brotherhood, Christmas is the time for giving and sharing. No doubt many people have misconceived the holiday as a day to receive, receive and gift presents. It’s a joyous celebration where every retail outlet in the country reaps booming sales and fills the cash till to the brim. It is also the time when millions of Malaysians throng shopping malls and jam up parking lots just to buy those presents for you, you and you.

I myself am guilty of contributing to the shoppers that thronged Mid Valley on a regular Sunday evening. In that retrospect, I was merely there to meet an old but nonetheless dear friend who was in town for the weekend. The gang decided to join in and we joined the masses looking for the right size in the bargain rack of CK, walked through the eccentric clothes in TopShop and humped the table in Kim Gary. But it was all good …

While I’m at it … Here’s my Christmas wish list (in no particular order)

1) A CAR
2) My Confirmation Letter
3) A lifelong supply of cigarettes
4) Money to last me a lifetime
5) Sean

Friday, December 10, 2004

Anticipating the Weekend

YAY the weekend is almost here … it’s Friday after all. There’s so much to look forward to come 6pm … there’s the girlfriend hangout cum meeting/dinner … and there’s the possible foos session … and the yumchar sessions …. And maybe even the cars! Chin Chan is supposed to return today so perhaps I’ll get to see his WHITE RX-7 on the track (at the BF Goodrich Motor Show or something). If not I’ll prolly stay indoors lounging on the couch watching some movie or another.

Work on Saturday morning … don’t know why …. Nothing else really. Pretty uneventful yet stress-free weekend up ahead.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

The Week in Review

Been watching at least 2 -3 episodes of The O.C per night. I decided that since I had to wait a few more weeks before Episode 4, Season 2 came out; I might as well watch the first season to um … educate myself more. And so I downloaded at least 3 episodes a night to be watched the next day. I’ve watched up to episode 23 I think and will continue all the way to episode 27 and then re-watch/follow through with season 2.

Last Saturday marked my first Saturday off in 4 weeks. Friday night was spent stoning at Sean’s place (neh not back together YET) followed by Saturday morning dim sum and more sleep till the sun went down. Woke up and went to Breakers for some foos but headed home early as I had piano class at 10 the next morning.

Went to view some cars on Sunday. Managed to test only one, pretty ok but I think I’ll spend more time shopping for the right car. Apart from that, the weekend went pretty normally with nothing extraordinary happening.

Monday night was spent at Mont Kiara verbally raping Leo aka Wickedmeasles. By the time we tired out, it was about bedtime and so I headed home to SLEEP. I think fishiefuchs will write something bout the topics of discussion that night. Tuesday …. Teaching piano …. Today ….. Mandy Koon Kar Yern came back. Unfortunately she needs to have dinner with her future mother in law so her best friend (me) will just go home and watch the O.C

I know I haven’t been writing much but work has been such a big bitch I just haven’t been in the mood to write. I will write soon or at least more often … I guess :) Till then … Ta-Ra

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

You Are From the Moon

You can vibe with the steady rhythms of the Moon.
You're in touch with your emotions and intuition.
You possess a great, unmatched imagination - and an infinite memory.
Ultra-sensitive, you feel at home anywhere (or with anyone).
A total healer, you light the way in the dark for many.