Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Goodbye 2005, Hello 2006!

3 more days and we will be saying goodbye to 2005 and welcoming 2006.

My love life is going well although my bf said we needed to communicate more often. Frankly, I thought we communicated enough.

I have my health, alhamdulillah although I think I have to loose some weight to fit into my wedding dress next year and look goojas in it… if I do get married la.

Careerwise? I am happy with my job now. It has its stressful moments but it is not as bad as before. I don’t have to deal with irritating and backstabbing colleagues.

I was practising for about 5 years doing civil and corporate litigation with a medium size law firm from 1999 to 2004 and I thought I would be doing that forever. I was a workaholic back then. I came to work when others were still sleeping in bed and went back home very late at night. I lost a lot of weight and wasn’t eating properly. One day I was driving back to KL after trying a case in Malacca High Court and I didn’t have any breakfast or lunch and while driving on the Senawang stretch I passed out and my car swerved over to the right side and hit the bushes in the middle of the road. I can’t remember how I managed to quickly swerve the car to the left side and ended up in the middle of the road and a huge lorry was coming at me. Thank god the lorry managed to stop in time or else…well, let’s just say I wouldn’t be writing this entry if it hadn’t. Then in that same year I tore my back ligament and had to be hospitalised and underwent physiotherapy for about 2 weeks. Guess what my blardy boss did. He didn’t call or text me to ask me how I was doing but he called me to ask when do I plan to come back to work and where I had put the files. That was the last straw. I couldn’t take it anymore and I quit. Best decision I had ever made.

So I am happy with my job now even though I don’t get as much as what I was getting before. I might go back to practice, i may not. I have good friends whom I can depend on and I am loved. My parents are in good health and I have 2 adorable nephews and 1 goojas niece who tug my heartstring everytime.

All in all I have to say 2005 is a good year. I am curious of what 2006 will bring but I am not going to think about it. I am just gonna chill and enjoy myself.
Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Ariel oh Ariel...

Come 1st Jan 2006, Peterpan will be having their Fenomena Konsert Tahun Baru bersama Peterpan at Stadium Merdeka. I really wanna go to that concert (provided I get the tickets) bcoz I love their songs like Mimpi Yang Sempurna from the Taman Langit album, Ada Apa Denganmu and of course their hit song Mungkin Nanti from their Bintang Di Syurga album and Tak Bisakah from the soundtrack of Alexandria.

My only concern is there will be a LOT of Indonesians there coz tickets are cheap i.e. RM45! Remember the incident at Planet Hollywood where they almost caused a small riot? Sigh…I’m a terrible person for thinking such thoughts about Indonesians but I can’t help it. Remember when we had the Thomas Cup finals here a few years back and Malaysians and Indonesians were playing against each other? The Indonesian supporters were out of control and throwing things! I’m not saying Malaysians are well behaved either but it’s the lesser evil.

Are any of you guys going?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Let's Talk About Sex Baby!

I read in The Star today that the Guidelines (jointly drawn up by the ministries of National Unity and Social Development, Education and Health as well as NGOs) on sex education have been finalised by the Government and will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval by next month. There will be 6 components covering human development, marriage and family, interpersonal skills, sexual health and behaviour, and society and culture whereby the guidelines are age specific and meant for preschoolers to adults.

I really hope they get good and experienced teachers to teach all these to the students because I foresee that it could go wrong in so many ways if the teachers themselves dont know what they're talking about! Imagine calling the vagina "flower" or "pet pet" and the penis "lolo" or "birdie"..boy oh boy!

Athena (bukan nama sebenar) forwarded this to me and I find it very amusing. Crude but amusing! Scary but amusing!

Monday, December 19, 2005

Fix You

I have only had 2 serious relationships in my life. The first one when I was 25 years old (yeah, I’m a late bloomer) and the second one when I was 29. The first one didn’t work out because … well, because I reminded him of his dead sister (for the record I don’t look like her) and that made him feel sad. That’s the reason he gave me when he wanted to break up with me. Personally, I don’t think that was the reason at all. We were together for 4 years and I think he got bored and wanted to go out with other young, pretty girls out there. I still see him around now and then with his wife and we are cordial to each other.

The second one didn’t work out because we are of different religion and he just couldn’t bring himself to convert to Islam. We are still good friends and call each other up now and then to ask how the other person is doing. It’s more complicated as you didn’t break up because the other party cheated on you or anything. You just broke up because situation does not permit you to be together. I am happy that I have moved on and I am sure he has moved on as well.

Charlotte, in one of the episode from Sex and The City said that you only get 2 great love of your life. I beg to differ. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall in love. Everytime you meet a person, at the back of your mind you will always wonder whether that person could be the love of your life. Yes, you get scared to give your heart and it is very difficult to trust that guy fully but it all depends on how the guy reassures you that the relationship could work out. It all depends on how he can “fix you” after your heart has been broken. Some people are fixable but some people go through life surrounding their hearts with walls as high as the Great Wall of China.

I was listening to this song by Coldplay called “Fix You” and the lyrics just got to me. A friend told me that Chris Martin wrote this song for his wife Gwyneth Paltrow when she lost her dad and was feeling very sad.

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse
When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
High up above or down below
When you too in love to let it go
If you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you
Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I...
Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from the mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I...
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

I am happy and thankful that I had found someone that has fixed my broken heart. I pray to God that we will end up together till the day we die.

This entry is corny I know but I just had to let it off my chest.

For those who has had their hearts broken, I pray that you will find someone to fix it for you. When it comes to relationship, you can never adopt the "once bitten twice shy" attitude or you'll miss out on falling in love. Being in love is a great feeling. I have no regrets whatsoever. I believe the experience has made me stronger and wiser.
I am a hopeless romantic. I do believe there is that one person out there for you. I am glad I had found mine.

Friday, December 16, 2005


I am really angry with my boyfriend.

He has this habit of skipping meals and sometimes he doesn’t eat breakfast and lunch. Sometimes he skips all 3! GRRRRR!!

Now he is at home with a tummy ache. I suspect it’s gastric. Last night I went to his apartment and brought chicken rice for him. He took one bite and vomited everything a few seconds later. Then he kept burping. It’s all “angin”, kan? Coz when you don’t have food in your tummy, nothing can come out when you throw up.

I don’t know why he does this. I mean, men don’t go on a diet, do they? Even I don’t go to the extreme like this. Yes, we do skip meals sometimes when we want to fit into that really hot dress but we know when to stop. Sigh…

I am going to have a long talk with him when he gets better. That man needs a good spanking. Hmmm...

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Some of the best moments in life....

* To laugh until your stomach hurts.

* To find mails by the thousands when you return from a vacation.

* To go for a vacation to a really nice place after getting 10 months bonus.

* The smell of newborn babies.

* To listen to your favourite song on the radio.

* To go to bed and to listen to a soothing and relaxing music while it rains outside.

* To leave the shower and find that the towel is warm.

* To receive a call from someone you don't see a lot, but you want to.

* To find money in the pocket of a dress that you haven't used since last year .

* To laugh at yourself looking at mirror, making faces.

* Calls at midnight that last for hours.

* To laugh without a reason.

* To accidentally hear somebody say something good about you.

* To wake up and realize it is still possible to sleep for a couple of hours while it rains outside.

* To hear a song that makes you remember a special person.

* To be part of a team.

* To watch the sunset from the hilltop.

* To make new friends.

* To feel butterflies in the stomach every time that you see that special person.

* To pass time with your best friends by going shopping.

* To see people that you like feeling happy.

* To use a sweater of the person that you like and find that it still smells of their perfume.

* See an old friend again and to feel that the things have not changed.

* To take an evening walk along the beach.

* To have somebody tell you that he/she loves you.

* To laugh .......laugh........and laugh ...... remembering stupid things done with wonderful friends.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Like A Virgin

Is sex the most important thing in a relationship? And by relationship I don’t mean marriage. Well, maybe can include marriage coz I know a few married friends of mine who are having sexual relations with people other than their spouses. Hmm…

Can one have a relationship based on a mutual no-sex policy?

I watched “40 year old Virgin” last nite on dvd. It’s about this guy, Andy who has done quite a few things in life but just hasn’t gotten around to doing one thing that most people have done a lot by his age i.e. Andy has never, ever, ever had sex. So his buds at the store he’s working in consider it their duty to help Andy out of this dire situation and they went to great lengths to lure him out of lifelong chastity. It was a very funny movie overall but the message it was trying to deliver not so.

What’s wrong with being a 40-year-old virgin? Or a virgin at any age for that matter? Is it that embarrassing to admit that one is a virgin nowadays?

Oh and Anonymous @ Mr. H, stop asking me to have sex with you. I want my first time to be special. LOL.

Friday, December 09, 2005

I Have A Problem

I have a problem. It’s not a huge problem but it is a problem nonetheless.

I have a problem saying “NO” to people especially when my friends asked for help.

I have a problem saying “NO” to my brother when he asked me to baby-sit his 10-month old son while he goes out gallivanting with his 22-year-old wife. Well, if you saw how adorable my nephew is then I am sure you would have a problem saying “NO” too. But hey! I have a life too!

I have a problem saying “NO” to Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.

I have a problem saying “NO” to La Manila’s Dark Chocolate cake.

I have a problem saying “NO” to salespersons who often offer to sell me beauty products which according to her is guaranteed to make my skin soft as a baby’s bottom and reduce the size of the pores on my face.

I have a problem saying “NO” to my boss who would asked me to stay back at the office at 5.30 p.m. to help him do up a report which he was suppose to do for his boss but then later take credit for it. *^*(*^()&^^%$^%&*(*

So how do I overcome these problems? Do I feel the need to overcome these problems? God only knows. Right now I just wanna crawl in bed with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s New York Super Fudge Chunk and watch again all the episodes of “Sex and The City” Season 6 which made more sense than anything else in this whole wide world.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Maid

"Saya nggaak bisa kerja lagi, ibu *sob sob* Saya biasa kerja kilang *sob sob* Saya ngak biasa kerja di rumah orang *sob sob* Saya perlu berkawan. Sini tiada kawan. Saya ngak bisa kerja kalau tiada kawan *sob sob* Tolong la ibuuuuuuu". And the crying continues...

That's what my mom's maid said 2 nights ago. She was weeping and crying non-stop like an abused person (although we never touch a single hair on her body!). My mom then asked her why did she agree to follow us to come to KL (we took her from Kedah during the Hari Raya holidays) if she knew she can't work as a maid. In between her sobs she said that she thought she could stand working as a maid and she was told by the agent that if she doesnt like working as a maid then she can leave. Wah wah wah....

I can see my dad's vein almost popping out from his temple. You see, she came to work with us a month ago. My mom never really needed a live-in maid before because we take turns to do house chores and there was never an extra room for the maid anyway. But since my brother had moved out from the house with his wife and son and needed someone to take care of his adorable son, my mom thought it would be best to get a live-in maid. She could take care of my nephew and do the house chores as well.

So we got Aton, a 20 something year old Indonesian girl to work for us. She seemed like a very hardworking person. The house was spotless. Both my parents were very happy with her work. After she got her first pay, she asked my dad whether she could buy a mobile phone. So my dad asked my brother to bring her to the shop and she got herself a Nokia handphone worth RM200 I think. BIG MISTAKE it seemed. She started to contact her pals and 2 days after that she told us that she wanted to quit and work in a factory. She said she was not used to working as a maid and that she needs to be surrounded by friends.

So there was a big drama at the house because my dad who has a raging temper (probably due to his high blood pressure) scolded her and told her that she should not have lied to us, that she should have told us she wasn’t used to working as a maid coz we wouldn’t have taken her in the first place. My dad threatened to take her to police station for lying to us. Lagilah kuat minah tu nangis. She was saying,

“Ampun Pak! Ampun Ibu! Memang salah saya! Ampun ya Gusti! Jangan bawa saya ke Polisi. Saya mintak ampun ya Pak! Tolong saya Pak!!!”

After crying for about 45 minutes, my mom then told her that she could leave in the morning if she wanted to. My dad was adamant of asking Aton to stay until we get a new maid. I told him we couldn’t keep her in the house against her will. Furthermore, we don’t want her near my nephew and it would be dangerous to not let her go coz she might do something to the baby.

So my parents let her go.

Now we have to find another maid. In the meantime I am back to doing the laundry myself and I have to wash all them dirty dishes everyday from now on. My poor soft hands! Sigh…

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Sarawakian Who Has Never Eaten Banana Leaf Rice

I just found out that my boyfriend, a proud Sarawakian has never eaten banana leaf rice and today was his first time ever!!! Seriously.

How can that be? I mean don’t they have mamaks in Sarawak? So we went for lunch to Sri Nirwana Restaurant in Telawi Bangsar and ordered the usual fried chicken and sotong goreng with onion. You should see the sweat that came trickling down his face. Hehehe…It was damn funny. I should have taken him to Kanna or Raju’s instead. Kanna for their delicious but spicy crab curry and Raju’s for their crispy fried fish and chicken.

Haiyoo…Now I’m hungry again…

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A Woman's Worth

You could buy me diamonds
You can buy me pearls
Take me on a cruise around the world
Baby, you know I'm worth it

Dinner lit by candles
Run my bubble bath
Make love tenderly to last and last
Baby, you know I'm worth it

Wanna please, wanna keep, wanna treat your woman right?
Not just dough, better show, that you know she's worth your time
You will lose, if you choose, to refuse to put her first
She will and she can find a man who knows her worth!

Cause a real man knows a real woman when he sees her (when he sees her)
And a real woman knows a real man
Ain't afraid to please her (please her)
And a real woman knows a real man always comes first (first)
And a real man just can't deny
A woman's worth

That's just half of the lyrics to the song "A Woman's Worth" by Alicia Keys.

How much is a woman worth these days. Don't get me wrong. I'm talking about how much should a man pay for mas kahwin or dowry to marry a Malaysian woman in this day and age.

How much should a woman put as her mas kahwin? What is the standard price now?

Back then in the 90's if the girl is an SPM leaver then usually the girl’s parents would put RM5K as the mas kahwin. Nowadays I heard that even SPM leavers are worth RM10K provided she looks like Erra Fazira or Maya Karin.

If she is a university graduate then it would be between RM8K-RM10K now. Not possible it could reach till RM20K.

Kalau ada masters, lagilah mahal mak oi!

Some girls chose their birth date as the value of their maskahwin. So if you’re born on 25.12.1974, then your maskahwin would be RM251,219-74???????????!! Ya Allah! Can buy a nice 2-storey apartment with that kinda money! And would anyone in the right mind pay for such an amount. If you’re the Sultan or the brother of the Sultan of Brunei then probably you would.

But seriously, would a girl feel less worthy if the value of her mas kahwin is lower than what is priced in the market? Would a guy feel less manly if he couldn’t afford the mas kahwin fixed by the girl’s parents and had to resort to borrowing from a bank or relatives? Would the girl help the guy pay some of the mas kahwin to ease the burden a lil bit?

During my bother's engagement ceremony, when my mom asked the girl's parents how much is the mas kahwin, the father simply said, "Letaklah berapa yang rasa patut". That should be easy enough right? Wrong!! See, if you put low then they might get the impression that you dont think so highly of their daughter, which is not good to start off a marriage. But if you letak harga tinggi, then my brother will have to wait for a few more years before cukup duitla kan. I mean he's only been working for what, 2 years now?

I guess the key word here is compromise.

Bak kata orang tua-tua, “Kalau letak mahal sangat pun nanti tak ada orang nak, jadi anak dara tua ler jawabnyer!”

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's Raining Men

5 people (You'll know why i don't say "Men") I would leave my bf for… and in that particular order :-

1) Brad “Gorgeous” Pitt;

2) Johnny “Eccentric” Depp;

3) Keanu “Neo” Reeves;

4) Robert De Niro (yes, yes I know he’s old but he’s hot! Remember him in Taxi?);

5) Angelina Jolie (if she and I ever turned gay, which is highly unlikely...heheh)

Hehehe...the list is of course not exhaustive... it changes as time goes by...hey! a gurl can dream, can't she?

Monday, November 28, 2005

As Good As It Gets...

This is taken from the movie "As Good As It Gets" starring Helen Hunt and Jack Nicholson. Remember this scene in the seafood restaurant? It's one of my favourite in the movie. Such a complicated man. I dont think I would have the patience to deal with someone like Melvin in real life. As we get older, our tolerance level gets lower, kan?

Carol Connelly : Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you.

Melvin Udall : I've got a really great compliment for you, and its true.

Carol : I'm so afraid you're about to say something awful.

Melvin : Don't be pessimistic, it's not your style. Anyway, here goes : I've got this, what, ailment. Now, my doctor, this shrink I used to go to all the time, says that in fifty to sixty percent of cases, a pill really helps. I HATE pills, hate them. I'm using the word "hate" about pills. Anyway, my compliment to you is the night after you came over and said that you would never . . . well, you were there, you know what you said. Anyway, the very next morning, I started taking the pills.

Carol : I don't quite get how that's a compliment for me.

Melvin : You make me want to be a better man.

Helen Hunt (Carol) : That's maybe the best compliment of my life.

Jack Nicholson (Melvin) : Well maybe I overshot a little, because I was aiming at just enough to keep you from walking out.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Shock Shock! Horror Horror!

Why oh why can’t Malaysians make a decent horror movie? I mean is it really that hard?
I went to watch Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2 (“PHSM2”) starring the lovely Maya Karin as Meriam/Maria, Ida Nerina, Kavita Sidhu and Rosham Nor last night. Btw, I am not going to write a review about the movie because it’s just not worth my time. Actually, I couldn’t even if I wanted to because there’s just too many characters and even I get confused with some of them like which one is the Pontianak and which one is the daughter of the Pontianak. It’s the sequel to the 1st Pontianak movie whereby it was supposed to explain what happened to Meriam’s child i.e. Maria and who she really was. Remember the story people used to tell you that if you want to see a Pontianak take her human form then u gotta stick a nail behind her neck? Well, you can see how it is done in the movie.
I went with my parents and my 6 cousins, eldest being 16 years old and youngest is 7. My parents don’t ask for much, they prefer I occasionally take them out to watch any new Malay movie that is showing in the cinema, the last one being Anak Mami Kembali during recent Hari Raya holidays. Basically my dad will watch anything that has to do with Penang people or Penang dialect. So anyway, there we were in the cinema and the opening scene itself had my cousins jumping out of their seat. It showed the Pontianak @ banshee shrieking while flying and landed on the roof of a car terrorising the passengers. I think Maya Karin’s portrayal as the Pontianak was commendable. That’s about the only good thing I can say about the movie i.e. Maya Karin’s acting. The storyline was disjointed and the script was really bad. Most of the time I couldn’t make sense of the story and it was not even scary!! The thing is, if you’re a fan of Maya Karin and wanna see her in her scary make-up, donning the white robe and flying all over the place then go see the movie. But if you are expecting to see like a real horror movie then forget it. You might as well watch Skeleton Key or The Exorcism of Emily Rose. At least THAT one is a true story.
I have always been a fan of horror movies. When I was small about 7 years old, my parents brought me to the cinema to see my first Indonesian horror movie called Dukun Lintah. OHMYGOD!!! Now THAT was scary. I had nightmares for a very long time. I couldn’t sleep alone because I was imagining them leeches coming at me. Every night I would knock on my parents’ door and begged them to let me sleep with them on the bed. It got so bad that I would even daydream about them leeches. My mom had to tell me everyday that the leeches were not real and made of rubber and wouldn’t hurt anyone. She also had to repeatedly tell me that there was no such person that would go around summoning leeches and targeting them at people they hate and that I would be safe as there are no leeches in the city. She said leeches could only be found in the paddy field. To this day I still shudder by the mere mention of that movie or leeches for that matter. Ooohh…remember Sunderbolong (like Pontianak but scarier)? It’s about this pregnant woman who was raped and murdered by 5 men who broke into her house while her husband was out of town on business. So this woman became a Sunderbolong and hunted the men who had wronged her and killed every single one of them. I watched that movie when I was in my teens and I can still remember that scene where she gobbled like 100 sticks of satay together with the gravy and everything would just come out again from her back. Euwwww…that was gross but scary nonetheless! Indonesians make the best horror movies I think. Maybe it’s because their movies are mostly about black magic. Even the Korean ones like The Eye or The Cello or The Phone or the Japanese’s Ring-O and Ju-On fail in comparison. The Thais are also making more horror movies like Nang Nak (Nakkk…Nakkk…Nakkk. Argh!! So damn annoying!) and of course Shutter (Holy Shit!! This story was really scary. I slept with the lights on for 3 days after watching the dvd and had begged my brother to leave his 6 month old son to sleep with me and keep me company. I kid you not!).
So anyway, back to PHSM2, Malaysians have a long way to go before we could be at par with the Indonesians or the Koreans in terms of making good horror movies. Maybe because I have been watching them since I was small that I am now immune to them. Nothing scares me anymore. Hmm…well, lemme correct that. Scary movies don’t scare me anymore. Must be careful when you say something like this. I don’t want the real “thing” to suddenly appear and scare the living daylights out of me!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

What's Done Is Done, Right?

Dammit!! Arghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I’ve been such a terrible friend!! I feel sooooooooooo guilty!! Last night, out of the blue one of my ex-schoolmates sent me this text message (and I didn’t even know I had her number can you believe it?),

“Hello Sher, just wanted to know how you were doing. I’m doing okay. Heard from N that you buat open house last weekend. Ooohh tak jemput kita pun. U forgot about lil ol’ me, didn’t you? :-) Just wanted to wish you Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin. Take Care. Regards, S.”

I just came back home from watching Harry Potter & The Gobs of Fire at GSC 1 Utama when I saw that message. *Gulp*. I thought I did invite her. Didn’t I? Oh damn maybe I didn’t! But we weren’t so close anyway so would she really terasa not getting an invitation? S is good friends with N. Why oh why didn’t N extend the invitation to S? I mean I am not really particular who comes to my house anyway. I text N back and told her that I am sorry that I didn’t invite her but it wasn’t on purpose. It’s just that I totally forgot coz I’m old and all. Then I text N and asked her why she didn’t invite S to the house (errmm, not trying to shift the blame here but they are good friends so N must have mentioned about my open house to S). A few seconds later, N replied and said that it was inappropriate for her to invite S coz it was my open house and not hers. Mana boleh simply invite anyone she said. Seriously, I don’t mind at all. It’s Hari Raya anyway and the more the merrier I told her. Argh! Drama at 1.30 in the morning la pulak. N then said that she did mention about my open house to S but S said she doesn’t feel right going since she wasn’t invited. Okay, so I guess me and her haven’t reached that level yet. That level where we can just go to a friend’s house uninvited and raid their fridge.

Sigh. What’s done is done. But I felt really crummy last night. I was so careful not to leave out anyone when I sent out the invitation. Guess I wasn’t careful enough. From her sms, S didn’t sound like she was angry that I didn’t invite her, did she? I mean can you get angry at someone for not inviting you over to their house for makan-makan? Wanted to call her back last night but it was too late already. Maybe I should call her today and explain. Think I should? Arghhhhhhhhhh!!!! Nak balik tido la macam nih!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Joke of The Day

A friend just forwarded this joke and it cracked me up. Mostly coz some of it are so true!


Our communication - Wireless
Our business - Cashless
Our telephone - Cordless
Our cooking - Fireless
Our youth - Jobless
Our religion - Creedless
Our food - Fatless
Our faith - Godless
Our labour - Effortless
Our conduct - Worthless
Our relation - Loveless
Our attitude - Careless
Our feelings - Heartless
Our politics - Shameless
Our education - Valueless
Our Follies - Countless
Our arguments - Baseless
Our commitment - Aimless
Our life - Meaningless
Our bosses - Hopeless
Our Salary - Very less !!!!!!!


Why, Why, Why

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak? (hahaha…this one is very true!)

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection? (yeah, coz it wouldn’t make any difference anyway)

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
And my FAVORITE......

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.


Kona baring = lowering your body while taking a sharp turn. It is suppose to defy the laws of gravity or some s**t like that

Wa caya sama lu = I dig you/u are alright

Perghhh! = Wooooh!

Hampeh = Useless

Fullamakatak = Goodness gracious (or smthing like that)

Lu pehal mamat = What’s wrong with you, man

Mat Skodeng = Peeping tom

Blahlah Lu = get out of my face

And of course my personal favourite would be :


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Does Friendship Lasts Forever?

Sigh…Today has not been a productive day at all. Came to work, had breakfast and called a few people then surfed the net for few hours. Have you ever experienced those days when you just don’t feel like doing anything? Work is piling up but you’re just not motivated enough to do it? Yeah, yeah I know people say you gotta love what you do or else you’re gonna be miserable and you wont function as efficiently as you should have. I don’t hate my job. I have a “love-sometimes annoyed” relationship with my job.

Ever wondered how it would be like if we don’t have to work at all but getting paid handsomely every month? Able to go for long holidays and get to pamper yourself by going to the spa and at the same time shop till you drop. I’m not someone who would whine about how her job sucks coz God knows I hate whiners. I have a friend, let’s call her Miss R who kept telling me she’s too busy to meet up because she has a lot of work to do. I can understand that her job is pretty demanding coz she’s in Marketing. But I mean seriously, are there people out there who worked from sunrise to sunset and not have time to socialize at all? I can understand if occasionally you’ve been given a special project by your boss then you have a deadline and you’re suppose to finish the project within the time given but do you get special projects like that everyday? Can’t you at least spare half an hour with a friend over a cuppa?

Anyway what bugs me about Miss R is that whenever she has a problem be it with her boss or with her bf, she expects me to drop everything and tend to her emotional needs. And I would always be there for her, at 3am with a cup of hot tea and box of tissue nursing her wounded heart. And when she is emotionally well again, she forgets about me. Maybe I am too nice. Maybe my shoulders are too broad that everyone feels that they can just come cry on it anytime it suits them. Thinking that we’ve been friends since secondary school (that’s a looooooooooong time, heh…), I would always call her up to ask how she was doing. Every time I called her, she would say how much she misses me and that we HAVE to catch up real soon. Every time I make the plan she would agree to it and then 20 mins prior to meeting up, she would call me and apologise profusely that she has to cancel. EVERY TIME. So, after so many last minute cancellations, I just don’t bother anymore. If she wants to see me then she would call and I would be more than happy to meet up with her. However, that rarely ever happens unless she’s in need of an emotional support, which of course then she would call.

Another friend, H told me that you gotta cut off toxic friends like this. How could I? We’ve been friends for more than 15 years!! But I cant be the only one that treasures this friendship. H is right I suppose. I have to slowly let go. That’s the only way not to get hurt. That’s the only way to make Miss R realize that she cant take friendship for granted…not anymore…

Friday, November 18, 2005

To Marry or Not to Marry...That is The Question...

I received a disturbing phone call 2 days ago from a very close friend. She was in the same university as me and we were really close back then. She was one of my friends that I don’t really keep in touch with but when we meet up once a year (usually during hari raya gatherings) it was like we had never parted, ya’ know what I mean? Well, she called me and asked me how I was and the first thing she said was,

“I’m gonna end up like you.”

And I of course went,

“Huh? Whaddaya mean end up like me? Cute you mean?” (yes, yes, my attempt at cracking jokes!)

She asked me whether I had heard anything about her (I hate it when people do that, they call you out of the blue to ask you whether you’ve heard anything bad about them. And if you say you haven’t then they would usually tell you to forget they mentioned anything in the first place. Like Whutthefridge??? So frustrating okay!). So anyway I pestered her and finally she told me that she’s in the process of getting a divorce. Whoa! She’s been married for 6 years and has a 5-year-old daughter. I asked her what happened and she said they just couldn’t live together anymore. There were a lot of fighting and arguing going on that both of them felt tired and decided enough is enough. She said she has been contemplating getting divorce for a while now and finally had the courage to go through with it.

I don’t know what to say to her. I can only asked her whether she was sure she was making the right decision. She said she knows people sometimes stay together for the sake of the children but she doesn’t think she can live in a lie. If I know my friend then yeah, she’s one of those people who spoke her mind and is very stubborn and opinionated. I asked her what do they fight about and she said that it was always about petty things. Yup, that’s how it all started. First with minor fights (e.g. leaving your trails of clothes all over the place and not putting them in the laundry basket or not cooking often enough), which had then escalated into major ones (e.g. accidentally found lovey dovey text messages on your husb’s/wife’s mobile). She said they don’t have communication problem, in fact both of them are chatterboxes. She said the reason they fight is because she doesn’t respect him enough. She is earning more than him and is in a better position than him, career wise that is. She said he gets frustrated and often takes it out on her and that’s when they fight. There was no third party involved. It was purely because they couldn’t get along anymore.

After I put down the phone, I thought to myself. I’m not even married and almost half of my friends are getting divorced. Just got to know that one of my friends are getting divorced because her husband is having an affair. And another guy is divorcing his wife because he found out she was a lesbian. I mean how can you not know this when you were going out with her, man??!! *Sigh*

What is happening to my friends? I thought when you get married you had promised to love each other till the day you die. What went wrong???? Is it because they got married too early? Did they get married because they’re lonely and just need someone to accompany them to weddings and open houses and dinners? Did they get married because their parents decide it is time to get married? Did they get married because they just want children? Are those valid reasons to get married?I am not jaded. I do want to get married and spend the rest of my life with that one person and be blissfully happy. At the same time I am scared because people have been telling me that marriage is a gamble and thus it could go either way. And I cant count how many times ive been told this, "Never trust your spouse 100%".

With all these negative views about marriage, I can’t help but think about my grandparents. They are the most loving couple I know. Every day around 5pm, my Tok Yang will make tea and some kuih for my Tok Ayah and they will sit in the garden and talk about everything under the sun, mostly about their children and grandchildren. Then Tok Yang will take Tok Ayah’s hands and they will walk in the garden holding hands and Tok Yang will occasionally laugh at Tok Ayah’s jokes coz my Tok Ayah is really funny.

I want that kind of relationship!!! That fiery everlasting love. I want someone who loves me passionately but not smother me with too much love till I can’t breath. Someone who shares my interest on music, movies and the colour purple. Someone who just listens when I rambled on and on about what a crummy day I had at the office. Someone who is brave enough to get on that scary ride like Voltex at the funfair with me. Okay, guess I’m pushing it a wee bit. Hehehehe…

Alright, so what makes a marriage? What are the ingredients of a happy marriage? Let me know quick ‘kay coz I may be traipsing down the aisle pretty soon and I don’t wanna stumble and fall flat on my butt on my way there…

Monday, November 14, 2005

Chickies Galore!!

After reading my post on “Msia’s Most Beautiful Woman” one of my dearest friend who also happens to be my colleague asked me how come I didn’t mention in my blog any of my other colleagues who are very goojas as well. Ladies, you know how beautiful you are to me and how important your friendship means to me. I am so grateful to have such wonderful colleagues. They keep me sane and keep my stress level to a minimum. So to all you chickies, remember this? I love you guys :-)

Budak kechik (bukan nama sebenar) - big lovely eyes , your ladylike and organized ways, very sweet features, knack of dressing, lovely lovely skin and eyes, your odie-ness but yet wifely and motherly ways.. and you can come up with very wise comments when we least expect you to!! lovely pixie like features and ability to eat yet not store any amount of fat.

Sinaran chick (bukan nama sebenar) - smile and her cheekbones , tersipu-sipuness , comel when excited, you are very understanding and forgiving (i really admire that), your vast vocab and your lil round tush! oh, fa, i think you're a smart shopper! lovely hair, very smart and ability to eat yet not store any amount of fat.

Mummy-C (bukan nama sebenar) - sharp feature and yr eyes , you're a hot mama babe!, very confident , you always crack me up with your quick wits, dedication towards your children and things you love, nice features, nice face, nice smile! beautiful face, caring mummy-ly ;-)

Pinky (bukan nama sebenar) - her smile ,smile and cute laugh , friendliness , silky hair , your innocence, positive attitude, you actually like doing sports and your sweet sweet smile..

Booby Kenooby (bukan nama sebenar) - her lembutness and wits , wit and laugh , niceness, your thick hair (even Hood has said, you have really nice thick hair) , alluring , one woman that oozes sex appeal, smart and so manja.. funny woman

Daida (bukan nama sebenar) - very demure and ladylike , lemah-lembutness and no-nonsense way when she talks things she, fashion etc. , her knowledge in fashion , lemah gemalai , shopaholic!!! hahahahaa , friendliness and great social skills

Bananarama (bukan nama sebenar) - wits and cute button-nose ,way you walk.... also like your dressing, and it's also cute when you don't know some malay words ;-) , nice slim fingers , witty, witty, witty, your hair, flawless skin and nice slender figure! *sigh* , slender and slim and flawless face!!!

Yours truly (hahaha…im not like one of the perasan women in the reality tv show okay) - direct and honest and the garangness!;) i like your eyes, she keeps me safe from evil beings ;) your wits, warmth, openness, friendliness, someone whom i know i could up in the middle of the nite to talk to... and your beautiful silky brown hair! direct yet caring and funny ;-)

Friday, November 11, 2005

Beautiful My Arse!

You’re Beautiful, It’s True…

I watched a new reality tv show on 8tv at 9.30 pm last nite and it’s called Malaysia’s Most Beautiful Women and all I can say is “OHMYGOD!” Some of the women were way too “perasan” to be in a competition like this. Imagine saying this in a competition where someone will choose you as the most beautiful woman in Msia,
“I have no problem being nasty. I don’t have to be nice all the time coz hey this is a competition and I wanna win!!!”

Like Helloooooooo!! A beautiful woman wouldn’t give such remark coz you are supposed to be beautiful on the outside AND inside as well. Inner beauty counts goddammit! It might as well be just another beauty contest if you want to measure how beautiful a person is just by the way they look.
I have so many beautiful friends and I don’t know why they’re not in the competition. Let’s take Inas for example. She is the sweetest and the most thoughtful person I’ve ever met. She’s only got nice things to say abt people and oh did I mention she’s the sweetest person ever! What about Aizan? Dear, dear wonderful thoughtful, caring, smart beautiful Aizan, who has done more charity work than all these 15 women combined. Oh How can I ever forget Lolyta!!! Sweet, kind, gorgeous Lolyta. Another good candidate would be Zarina who is soft-spoken, eloquent and a very classy lady I have to say. Why? Why aren’t you wonderful ladies in the competition? You ladies would win hands down!

People say tht beauty is only skin deep. Yet, I’m smart enough to know that it isn’t true. Who cares if you’ve adopted 15 kids who has been infected with the HIV virus or went on a rescue mission to Iraq coz if u ain’t nice to look at then people won’t give you the attention you so rightly deserve. Even one of the judges, Yasmin Yusoff did say that the women must at least be beautiful on the outside for them to be crowned as Msia’s Most Beautiful Woman. Seriously, some of these women looked like a bimbo!! It’s an embarrassment! To me personally, I think there must be certain standards that you have to set before you give out the title Most Beautiful Woman to someone. It’s not something to be taken lightly. She must deserve it.

To all these women on the show, I’ve only one thing to say. No doubt it is a competition but don’t let people see you behaving like a brat on national television. They were showing preview on the next episode and some of these women were already bickering and fighting among each other! Where is the honour in that? Is that how a so-called “beautiful” woman should behave? I guess we have to tune in next week to find out …

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Collide With Me?

Woohoo! My very first posting. Pardon moi coz I suck at expressing myself through words. Banging my head against the wall when I'm frustrated works well for me. Hehehe...I just love the lyrics to this's called "Collide". Beautiful lyrics..sigh..

The dawn is breaking
A light shining through
You're barely waking
And I'm tangled up in you
I'm open, you're closed
Where I follow, you'll go
I worry I won't see your face
Light up again
Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills my mind
I somehow find
You and I collide
I'm quiet you know
You make a first impression
I've found I'm scared to know
I'm always on your mind
Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
I somehow find
You and I collide
Don't stop here
I lost my place
I'm close behind
Even the best fall down sometimes
Even the wrong words seem to rhyme
Out of the doubt that fills your mind
You finally find
You and I collide
You finally find
You and I collide
You finally find
You and I collide