Saturday, March 26, 2011

Meet Barry... Black Barry


Blackberry Bold 9780

A handful of days before my birthday, DH asked me what I want as a gift. I jokingly mentioned Blackberry Curve 3G, as you all know my wish to get one myself. I left it at that because, well, let's face it -- my husband is usually the last person to give me anything for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I can't remember the last gift he got me, really.

We also discussed what to get Mira for her birthday.

He asked me about it again later on, wanting to know about the specifics i.e. which model I want, the costs, etc. I couldn't make up my mind between a Curve 3G and Bold 9780 (aka Bold 3). He said he really wanted to get me one, so I better decide which one I want.

At first (sebab malas nak fikir banyak-banyak), I thought of just getting myself a Curve 3G. That was the plan anyway, right. But Bold 3 looked better and better as the days goes by. I find the idea of lugging two phones around unattractive. As it is, satu ni pun rasa sangat leceh, ni kan pulak dua? And then Bold 3 has 5 MP camera. It's more than sufficient for me. The reason why I wanted to get two new phones was because there aren't any 5MP cameras on Blackberry at that time.

And to cut the story short, I got Bold 3 for my birthday from DH. SUKA! I've named it Barry Black ;-)

I'm glad I chose Bold 3 in the end; love it big time. It took a little while to get around the new device at first, but I'm getting the hang of it. I love how I get emails instantly, how I can communicate real time with friends via BBM and even BB's SMS bubbles. I've downloaded (and purchased) some apps for my phone and rearranged everything in the phone's menu to my liking.

It's pretty much *my* Barry now.

ILU baby!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yes, time flies. And where did it leave you? Old too soon... smart too late.

Birthday come, birthday go. I am a year older (a few days ago lah) and hopefully, a little more wiser now. I was pretty happy with how the day went -- lunch with my ex-colleagues at our favourite seafood joint, got my dose of salted egg crabs and spend the remaining of the day with another person whom just turned 7 a week before, Mira.

We went to see Rango. Actually, she wanted to watch Mars Needs Mom but I vetoed the idea. I said 'Let's watch Rango lah, got Johnny Depp'. Fifteen minutes into the movie, I thought we'd probably find MNM more appealing.

Dunno lah. I just find the story drags after a while.

We stayed home these two days. I need this down time to gather my 'energy' to start the school run again tomorrow. I kinda miss being the first one in the office and not be bothered when others got stuck in the traffic and got in late. 

And then, there's the office move that I need to plan and execute. Yes folks, we're moving at last! Everything needs to be in place by the 3rd because the plan is to resume business as usual in the new office on the 4th. I only have a week to get everything done as the current tenant only moves out this coming Friday.


Ok lah, I now need to gather my 'energy' to start ironing school uniforms. Sigh.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Life isn't weird: it's just the people in it.

You would not believe what happened to me (or us) today.

First, the car battery died. Fair enough, it's been awhile since we last changed it, but not la dot dot a year due. I thought I have until end of this month to do something about it but alas. This morning, the car just refused to start. So nothing to it, Mira had to ponteng school whilst I took the public transport to go to work.

Gosh, it's been ages since I did that. I've forgotten how inconvenient the whole experience was. Took 2 hours just to go to work wtf.

And I craved for Oldtown's Iced Hazelnut Coffee like nobody business! I texted Chewie to check where she was (she's a train commuter, too) and we promised to meet at Ampang Park. I had two, I repeat TWO!, glasses of said iced coffee.

Suddenly feeling sick after that. LOL.

I made an arrangement to leave early on Wednesdays, so I left after half past three. Decided to just take the cab which proved to be a wise decision. Why? Because when I came home to pick up the car keys to see if I can make it start to bring it to the workshop, I saw a red notice at my door grill.

You just know what those things are, right? Love letter from T*B!

Ok, fair enough, I haven't been receiving any bills for months (roughly ten) and initially I did bug them to find out what's the problem. But after ding-donging for a while, I stopped following up. No bills, no notice, no nothing. Then today a letter saying that they've taken out the whole meter-thingy.

Panic giler ok. Terus call the careline to basically ask APAKAH?

Well, they pun initially don't understand how the situation got to become such. Folks, the letter was dated April 2010. Yup. Twenty ten. At first I thought my eyes was playing tricks on me coz reading through the paragraph it said I should pay the arrears before May. Well, hello we're in March, until I saw the year... TWENTY TEN.

Major wtf moment kan? Precisely!

So, I was instructed to make the arrears payment before 5:15 pm at the Cheras' management center, which was all the way in BTHO. Dah la mak tak pernah ok lah, jarang-jarang pergi that place and I've less than 20 minutes before closing time. I prayed to Allah to permudahkan jalan and let my car start.

Thank god, it worked. Like orang gila I drove to find the place. And thank god again, it was rather easy to find. But alas, I reached there just 5 minutes after closing (which at the door said 5:00 pm btw not fifteen past). I knocked on the glass door (I did!) and practically begged them to let me in. Nasib baik la theyols tu baik bagi mak masuk.

Paid the bill, went to another section to get them to fix the bloody meter soon-ish but was said they can only do it later tonight or tomorrow morning je. What a girl to do? Think think think... we have to put up a night somewhere. Mira has a test tomorrow, she needs to do revision kan. Gelap-gelap macam mana nak baca (alasan? mungkin...).

Checked this hotel in Cheras and looked at the price... mahal gila for just a night. Tried TuneHotels and let just say the price comparing that it is right in town was well worth it.

So here we are, staying a night (10 hours more less) at TuneHotel Downtown KL.

Sesuai untuk tido je lah.
How was it? Ok la, serviceable. Suitable for 'nak terberak' people like me. But the room has no TV. Sangap la kalau tak de netbook ke, iPod ke, iPad ke, smartphone ke atau kawasan yang sewaktu dengan nya. Of course, you could walk the area surrounding it. You are in KL as it is.

Ok, time to enjoy my micro-mini getaway. Gonna do a Vampire Diaries marathon in a bit.