Thursday, July 30, 2009

You’re all fools to think you can defy the Volturi



If you go 'Volturi who?', then you haven't read the Twilight series. If you still wants to know who they are, well... they're 'a vampire coven that resides in Volterra, Italy, who are regarded as "royalty" by other vampires because they have lived for well over three thousand years and act as police, enforcing the rule that vampires' existence remain a secret from humans'.

You can read all about them here.

Pay close attention to Jane. She's my favourite in the Volturi camp because I hate her; but I think she's evil-cool. If I am to become a badass vampire, I'd choose to be her. Lol.

Althoughhhhh... come to think of it, Jane is perpetually a child. It would be boring to be a kid for years and years and years, eh? Hmm... *no sex?*

Anyway, Dakota Fanning will be portraying Jane in the movies. Click on the photo above to enlarge it. They all have got red eyes, unlike the Cullens. If you don't know why this is significant... sigh, go read the books already! Lol.

Or you can Google it :p

Can't wait for November to come. Woot!

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xoxo

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Afflatus

\uh-FLAY-tuhs\, noun:
A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration.

I was late, like SO late, for work this morning. I took the wrong route to work. Should have just taken the Connaught hi-way instead of following the 'back road' because I discovered later that there was no traffic on the hi-way. WTF.

Speaking of work, it has started to pick up. Not too busy until I have to stay late, but the load and pace has started to increase. Which is a good thing, no?

Can you believe I've been here 8 weeks already? And no, I haven't been looking for a new job, like at all. I had two interviews opportunities from past applications, of which both I turned down. I is crazy, yes? But I really like it here, and hoping for the best (that is, I get to work here fulltime lah).

Other than that, nothing interesting has happened, other than I am in a dilemma over a few issues that I am trying to sort out.

Anyway, what's for lunch today? I feel like having bolognese, but... malas nak jalan jauh. How?

xoxo

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart

Hahaha! I so love that quote from E. E. Cummings. He's the same guy who wrote that beautiful poem, I carry your heart with me, which was recited by Cameron Diaz's character in the movie In Her Shoes. I love that poem, too.

Friday is here again. I got a feeling that we'll start to get busy come August, after the BOD meeting.

You know what I look forward to every morning at work? Coffee made by the Tea Lady. Gawd, her coffee is yummy! It may be just your generic Nescafe, but she made it so good.

And oh, I was such a klutz this morning. I managed to tripped over my kain and fell as I was walking up the stairs, right in front of the building facing the main road. I wanted to say, 'I hope nobody saw that', but there was two women standing at the taxi stand and they saw it.

To their credit, they didn't laugh though, but looked rather worried. But me being me, I just stood up straight and walked away as if nothing happened. Lol. As if!

It's going to be another busy-and-early-mornings weekend for me. I have tutorials on Saturday and Mira's ballet class on Sunday. This will be her last class in Lot 10. From next week onwards, she'll be back to her usual class.

xoxo

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Who is more busy than he who hath least to do?

I have no idea what the above quote means. However, this conversational exchanges happened a few days ago...

Dad, to me: These few days when Mira comes home from school, she will
complain she's in pain to me. Have you checked with her teacher if there are any
problem in school (note: standard line, this)?

Me: What's wrong with her?

Dad: She said her stomach ached, sakit pipi, sakit
tangan
and there's a cut on one of her knee. Is she being bullied in
school? (Looking at Mira) Girl, is someone hurting you in school? You tell the
bugger 'NO! I'll wallop you back, then you know'.

Me, thinking: Did my dad just told her to beat up other
children?? Adoila!


Dad, to Mira: Show bibu where you're hurt (she then proceeds to show me her
knee).

Me: Alah, that one she got it from her cat.

Dad, to Mira: Oooh. Why you didn't tell me you played with your cat.

Mira, smiling sheepishly.



xoxo

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it

This Dilbert strip is dedicated to another friend of mine, my coursemate actually, who's currently thinking of giving up due to her dimwitted, selfish head of staff and terrible work load.

Can you imagine being told to 'manage your time well at work' so that if you need to leave work on time to study you may do so but when you actually have finished your task for the day, your manager ask you to stay back to help others instead? And if you said 'not today' you'll be reprimanded for not being a team player because you have to help others achieve their KPIs.

Also, if you dare leave early, management will think you have not enough work to do. Acceptable time to leave for home is anytime after 9 pm ;p


Dilbert.com


Anyway, I hope you won't give up so easily, mate. Final is just less than three weeks away.

Yes, you can!


p/s Don't you just love Dilbert? :)


xoxo

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three

This is for my friend who's having a tough time this week at work understanding her boss's strange antics. Hehe.

Dilbert.com


xoxo

Monday, July 20, 2009

Happiness is like perfume - You can't give it away without getting a little on yourself

I am doing this on Dad's behalf. Lol. But if you are interested...




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xoxo

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it

Although, after I rebonded my hair a few months back, it is perfect! I have outgrown some at the roots, so will need to do something to that before it gets out of control. However, I still cannot wear white.

I'm being asked to take a break, so I shall blog.

I received an email via FB yesterday from an old school friend. She said she couldn't recognize me except for my eyes and smile, so just to be sure she sent me an email to ask if I am who she thinks I am. Isn't that sweet? I never thought any of my ex-school mates remembered me because I have grown exponentially since.

Ok lah, not 'exponentially'; I am overweight (that's what the chart said) but I am not obese :p But still, compared to how stick thin I was before, I HAD grown enormous. Lol.

Anyway, she said I looked different and fairer some how. Agreed, I am fairer compared to when I was in school. I always thought it was because I was rather active back then and was always under the sun. But come to think of it, probably it is because I have grown enormous thus my skin are streched and ta-da! I am fairer?

I cracked myself sometime. Hahahahaha!

It could also be because we hardly see the sun nowadays, eh? Not because of the haze, you understand. Because we leave for work at the break of dawn and come back home after the sun set. What a life.

Well, I decided to check my 'landing page' last night via www.larawannabe.com (bet you've forgotten I have one of those, haha) and thought I'd visit my FriendFeed. It was something my ex-TA friend, Nightrider, forwarded to me a long time ago and I signed up for it. It is also something like Twitter, only a lot more busy as in it also collects your feeds from various sources.

I haven't checked on it for a while. I thought it was dead, but apparently not. I have forgotten I have included a few things in that -- my Twitter, this blog, Flickr, etc. So it does get updated rather frequently.

For something that I thought died, I seemed to have a few followers (subscribers) and guess who I found amongst the many (all 15 of them, lol!)? Kim Kardashian and P.Diddy, y'all!! Kelas nyah!

If they actually use FF, then they can actually read my crap all these while. Lol.

So what I decided to do? I now follow them on Twitter :)

I have sinced found two Twitter software for S60 (for my N82 lah) -- Gravity and Twittix. I am currently testing Gravity and loves it! I have not been missing any tweet-feed from those I subscribe. Bliss!

Tried as I might to not follow celebrity Twitterers (other than Britney, of course), I can't ignore them any longer. I am even following John Mayer since a few weeks ago and I found his status updates rather amusing, too -- made me smile in the morning :)

See, I don't understand why some folks said Twitter is boring. I reckon they just do not know how to use it :p

This entry sounds like I am plugging Twitter, eh? But I promise you, I am not. Hehe.

A few days ago, I received a note... well, it was more like a letter, actually; from my apartment's building manager. It was about our over capacity parking problem. He said the management asked me to either start using my Dad's old car (his word was 'activate' - Transformers ke apa ni?) or sell it off in order to make some space for other car owners.

I was damn pissed off, I tell you!

Firstly, who does he think he is to ask me to sell off my car, albeit it is ancient. Secondly, my car may be ancient, but it still look better than this other ancient car on the block which looked like it was about to fall apart! And thirdly, there were 2 or 3 other cars that are stagnant, too, so why am I the only one being given such letter?

So, I wrote back. I told him off, I think I did that nicely and said I have no intention of selling the car. I am saving up to buy a new engine for the car, but otherwise, the car is still in good condition. Because I haven't use the car for some time now, the battery is dead. It is new though, we just need to recharge it.

And surprise, surprise, I received a reply from him sounding all hurt, disappointed with me and, get this... he said I was spiteful! What the... ? They asked me to sell my car weii and *I* was spiteful? Dah la eja spiteful salah (spideful -- apakah?).

He also said when he last spoke to me, I agreed to sell it. Hello? Even back then you were the one who suggested it, not me.

And only now he clarifies that two other tenants received the same letter as well.

See, he should have stated that in his first letter, then I wouldn't have felt as if I am being picked on.

But the thing is, I think they're wrong to even send me that letter.

This morning, I observed that the two other cars were both parked in the vacant lots. My 'inactive' car is in my own lot. DH's car, the one I am using now; we park it in any vacant lot available. So if there wasn't one, we'll park it outside. So far, I have always been lucky to find a vacant lot.

I don't think we are preventing other car owners the use of the vacant lots, because they are on first come first serve basis. Unlike those two other cars, which was left intentionally in the vacant lots while their active cars are also being parked in their own lots.

Don't you think so?

I refused to reply to his second letter and be in a war of words with one that has poor understanding of the language. There is no way I'm going to write to him and then get the intent of my letter being construed as something else.

See, now I AM being spiteful :p

xoxo

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping

I think I have completed quite a feat these two weeks. I managed to finish up two assignments -- one submitted last weekend and another I handed over to my tutor at Tesco after lunch just now. This one was supposedly late. However, the deadline stated in the system was different so that's why I didn't submit it last week as well.

Both assignments were done last minute, I must say. So if I don't get good marks for it, I have no one to blame but myself. Lol.

And then, there was revising for mid term exams, which was held last Thursday afternoon and this morning (checked my Tweets yet?). I think I did pretty well for my first paper. Probably because it was a multi-choice question paper. But you still need to know your facts well because at least two of the choices of answer given was quite similar. It was rather tricky.

Today's paper however, was an essay answer format. And it was a management paper.

To tell you frankly, I don't know how well I did. I knew some of the answers but to have it written in long form, in your own handwriting to boot, was not easy. It took me 2 to 3 hours to just write a blog post for goodness sake. How to cram everything in an hour??

So, I dunno. Tak tahu lah how well I goreng my answers to at least score some markah kasihan. Lol.

I think I should just concentrate on preparing for the finals which will start sometime in August. At least, there's some reprieve there.

Anyway, I happened to watch a Melodi rerun on tv the other day. They interviewed Yassin, who had just recovered from a bipolar disorder. He said he was too stressed out, got too involved with some groups on Facebook and too engrossed in 'making the world a better place' (I'm thinking political enthusiast) that one day, he just snapped.

Which got me to thinking....

Some people can so easily succumb to a mental breakdown. Sometimes, over trivial matter. I must be made from sterner stuff, then. The challenges I faced for the past years, sometimes on a daily basis, should make some people want to kill themselves. Although there were times when I was feeling the lowest of low, I wish I could just do that. But, I am still quite sane to think positively.

I don't even have the usual psychological disorders that I 'should' be having, i.e. bulimia or depression, just to name a few examples. Am I normal?

I'm not being boastful, because who wants to become sick like that. But I do wonder -- when will I explode? What are my limits?

And I do wonder... Is it because I can take it standing that god seem tests me over and over and over again?

xoxo

Monday, July 13, 2009

In my dreams, I could be a Princess, and that's what I was


We missed Hermione's wedding reception in JB the weekend before last, due to unfortunate circumstances. Turned out, there were a lot others that was part of a bunch of people she 'spent 10 years out of her life with' who couldn't make it either. M was the only person who made it there of the same batch.

So, when she was given a few extra table for her KL reception on Saturday courtesy of her new MIL, she re-invited a few of us to attend. I wouldn't missed it for the second time -- that would be a crime lah kan. Lol.

I brought Mira along, what Nong termed hers 'permanent accessory', it applies here too. But here's the thing -- now that Mira is all grown up it's really fun going out with her. If I can, I would drag her along everywhere I go. She's a joy to be with and I feel I'd missed out by not spending more time with her.

I told Mira we're going to see a princess; she was SO excited. I think I underestimated how excited she was.

We sat together with other peeps whom *I* spent 8 years of my life with, which includes Bosley. Haha.

When Hermione walked in with her husband and entourage, Mira was estatic! She wanted me to bring her nearer so she can take photos (my daughter, the apprentice cam-ho). She all but ooh-ed and aah-ed all the time it took for Hermione to walk from the entrance of the ballroom to the dais.

Later, I brought her to meet Hermione 'personally' and they took a photo together, as seen above. And she was in heaven! Can you imagine meeting a real life princess and have a photo taken with her for a little girl? Even Hermione can tell how happy she was (she told me this this morning).

On the way home in the car, Mira couldn't stop professing how pretty the princess and how 'so very* magical' it all was. I guess, she slept with happy dreams that night :)



p/s 'So very' is the phrase she kept using nowadays... so very cold, so very hungry, so very tired. You get the drift.

xoxo

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I told 'em to target the orange smoke

Good people of the internets, I am still a-liveeee. And also about to shit in my pants. Because? IhaveanassignmentdueSaturdayanditisstillworkinprogress!

I am no longer a procrastinator. I am THE Queen of Procrastination!

Ok see, procrastinating here when I am supposed to be writing the report.

-_-


xoxo

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Revenge of the fallen

Anger and agony
Are better than misery
Trust me I've got a plan
When the lights go off you will understand

~ Pain : Three Days Grace



Stop saying 'It's nothing, just a game' or 'Ok, I won't do it anymore' or 'Ok, I'll stop' or 'Ok, I'm sorry'. You've been saying that for the last 3,028 times already. I've heard it all before. It doesn't seem to mean anything to you, anyway. So why bother?

Revenge is sweet. I have it all planned out. I want to hurt you as much as you hurt me. I want to beat up your soul as much as you have mine. I want you to SUFFER, as much as I have these past 13 years.

You'll learn not to cross me again, but guess what? It'll be too late!

You wouldn't know what hit you...

And I'll be the last one laughing...

xoxo

Sunday, July 5, 2009

First observations

Due to our conflicting schedule this July (over tak mak dan anak sama-sama busy?) I had to rearrange Mira's ballet classes for this month. There was no Sunday classes available for Mira's batch, so we're sent to Lot 10.

The school here is rather small. There are only two studios and a piano room. There are a lot more kids here compared too. Probably because it is a Sunday class and the fact that it's in a shopping mall.

I also observed the kids in the class are more friendlier. And cheerful.

And the teacher seemed to be more kid friendly. The way she teaches is more fun and interesting, more child like.

Not that the other teacher is bad; she's very patient and loves her kids, but she's very linear in the way she instruct her kids. Could be because most of them have been with her since they were 3 or 4 years old and already have the basics.

Anyway, this is only Mira's first time here it's too soon to tell. She enjoyed it, though.

We'll see how the rest of the weeks go, eh.

xoxo

Friday, July 3, 2009

A handkerchief is a tissue you don't throw away

Come watch a short footage of Michael Jackson's rehearsal that was taken two days before he died, courtesy of CNN who has obtained it from the concert promoter. He was performing his single from HiStory called 'They Don't Really Care About Us'.






It has been a week since his passing, but it's still hard to believe he's gone. We've lost the greatest entertainer of our time! T_T

RIP Michael Jackson. Soon hopefully, seeing how people are still talking about him -- the good, the bad and the ugly.

xoxo