Tuesday, December 30, 2008

my latest toy...

yesterday armed with the company's corporate credit card, myself and Missy Sazarina braved the horrible jam and the never ending crowd at Jalan Bukit Bintang to Low Yat, mission - to get me self a new handphone :) company budget did not go deep, was only given a measly RM800 budget as a start, while awaiting my Bold Blackberry next year :p :p so, as i refused to dip into my pocket, i settled for this, Sony Erricson W580i in PINK... functions are basics but isnt it oh so pretty? plus, the camera pictures are gorgeous! way better than my 3.2 Nokia camera phone, and its only 2.0!
okay, enough news for today, got a month end to close..have a good tuesday folks!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

the one with the holidays..

its so quiet in the office today..

most folks are already on leave, i think there's only about a handful of us left..

today is my first day going solo i.e. the PIT person last day was yesterday...

time to put in my two cents worth!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

testing..testing..123..

okay..ehem2..

i know its "poyo" and "tidak manis" and "ovvverrr" to do this, but as i am blissfully happy, i would just like to announce that...

I GOT PAID TODAY!!

yippeee! finally over the financial woes that has been making me misreable and having sleepless nites..

i teww you, 3 months of not having any salary is life changing, depression and insomnia inducing AND not to mention the breakdowns and the constant panic attacks..*shudder*..

i would like to say i learn a lot these past three months, having to make do without a lot, and i mean a LOT of stuff, but i think i manage it quite well, one of my friend even commented that i always seems like i have no worries in the world huhu well, yeah, i find it humbling to worry about how i cannot afford to put fuel in my car, or fix the damn break or that i cannot eat at my fav restaurant so often or that i cannot afford to buy that branded top WHEN there are others who are much much less fortunate than me..

because i guess at the end of the day, what doesnt kill you, will only make you stronger rite?

Alhamdullilah (^_^)

Monday, December 22, 2008

moooonday rants..

The Person-Im-Taking-Over-The-Job-From (PITOTJF) (wahh panjang nye, PIT jer lah!) ( (he resigned and leaving end of the month) and my boss are best buddies, they like, from the same race, talks the same language, have breakfast together-gether, go for coffee and cig breaks together-gether, and hence discuss most of the operational issues during this breaks.. so for example, say we have a scheduled meeting at 9.30am rite, before meeting boss went to have bfast with PIT, i set up the meeting room connects my laptop to the projector, and waited with my cup of green tea (yeahh boring, i knowwwww ritee! im tryiiiingg to quit coffee so shut up already huhu) and they will stroll back, and boss pops his head into the meeting room, "Nique, meeting cancelled d, i discuss with PIT so you follow up with him k"..what? what? and this happens on weekly basis..how leh now? how to become buddy with boss one? must i start smoking? must i go back to drinking coffee (wahh, works' sake maa kenot blame me rite :p) must i learn to speak T***L?? must i? must i? kenot laaa aisehh..

I went to Jehan Miskin's brother's wedding last saturday *ecewah look at me dropping names giteww*, the bro, Shawn got married to a Chinese girl at Bora Ombak, cantekkk, the place not the girl, altho she's quite sweet too :p..err jap, no that's not the story i want to tell, apa tadi nak citer ek err *drums on the keyboard* haaa, itu, pelakon tu, Aqasha, he performed at the wedding! so sedapp suara dia! like can melt melt leddet (my love, jangan marah yerr, you are still my fav hehe) and he looks good! i tot he's 30 ish rupa nya masih muda lagi yaa..

Working in this new company is making me fat lah...always got makan2..every week got at least one makan2..then i kenot say no cos boss wants to be "exposed" as much as possible huhu..how lehh? so mitigation plan, skipping dinners but thennnn cos i always work so late nowadays, im bloody hungry by time i reach home..hmmmpphhh...

I lost my Olympus Camera..cant find it anywhere, last used it for previous company's family day but sadly was not able to trace after that :( birthday wish next year lahhh..

Uh Oh..6.18pm...nak balik.. chiows!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

bored..

im bored of my blog layout..especially when i see those pretty pretty ones out there..but me being typical me, my brain simply cannot remember any instructions several friends and fellow bloggers have attempted to pass on..

can anyone just create a few for me than i just pick and choose?

mr sun, can i have it as my Christmas present? :p

buhsan nye......

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

travel tips..

I find this article helpful, especially for those who travels a lot, in this turmoil times, you never know when you will be caught in the same situation, better be safe than sorry!

A Senior Manager (of my current company) who is based in Mumbai, shares his experiences after talking to some of those who were caught in the recent terror attacks.

“I have spoken to a couple of people who experienced the recent terror attacks in Mumbai. Their stories have highlighted to me the importance of the company’s travel safety guidelines.

“Some managed to escape early, including two company’s catalyst staff. One man, who is a senior partner at a law firm, found his company’s HSE guidelines helped him to survive the ordeal. His story and those of others, reminds me of the importance of applying the guidelines we are offered. This is what I learnt:

Do not trust what you hear from others. Our colleagues were told at first the gunfire could be celebration crackers. Valuable minutes were lost and vulnerability increased.

In an emergency, prepare for the worst by filling the bath with water, as it may be cut off later, place wet towels under the door even if there is not a fire yet. Expect all services to fail sooner rather than later.

When fire broke out, the lawyer prepared to leave the room with his key card. Just before he closed the door, he considered a potential electricity failure and used a wet towel to keep the door slightly open. This saved his life when he had to return. Do you keep your essentials next to you when you stay in a hotel?

Smoke is difficult to manage. Many succumbed due to smoke entering their room. He told me he knew how many doors it would take to get to the fire exit! Do we know how many doors it takes to the fire exit, and how many to get back to the room?

During the fire, the lawyer opened the window yet had to return due to high-rise winds. Could you change your booking to a lower floor?

Food and water supplied soon ran low in the lawyer’s room. Ensure that you have at least a few days’ water in the room.

Advice was offered by a service centre arranged by his company. This was of great support talking him through every step such as how to barricade the door, where to stay etc. They even managed to get him on a VVIP rescue list. Have you stored the company’s in-case-of-emergency number?

He received over 2000 emails and text messages during the event. Keep your phone charged, bring a multi-purpose connector or even a spare phone or battery.
When he tried to contact his family his wife and children had their voicemail on. Have you agreed with your family on where and how to contact them in case of emergency?

Additional help came from the local consulate both during and after the ordeal. Do you travel with the consulate or embassy numbers in your phone?

“I hope none of us are forced to experience similar events but I’m planning to buy some small essentials for travel and will carry around a flashlight, extra battery and universal adapter to ensure I am well–equipped.”

Honk! If You're Malaysian...


i discovered this book while browsing in the company's library (yes, they have a library! a very big and good one too! hehe) and was immediately hooked after the first page..

was reading bits and pieces of it through lunch and here are some hilarious items :p...

The Savvy Shopper - Malaysians love to shop. Ask any tourist guide who has led a Malaysian tour group and he'll probably tell you that "When are we going shopping?" is the most frequently asked question, not "When are we going to see that famous old stones?" or "When are we visiting the biggest cathedral in the country?" Even when we're not on holiday, shopping ranks high on our list of pleasureable things to do. If you dont believe me, visit a shopping mall on a weekend or public holiday. Sometimes you cant even enter the car park due to the congestion, let alone get a parking spot, let alone step foot into the mall unless you park illegally on the road outside...(more available in the book!)

Car Decoration 101 - If you've just bought a car - it doesnt matter if its a new Kancil or a secondhand Perdana - you might be looking for some ideas to decorate it. Look no further, this instruction will guide you. Some funny items includes;
1. Using any part of the car for your beautification project, like the front dashboard, windows, windscreen, all are an open canvas for you, the artist to express your creativity.
2. Forget sun visors, think outside the box - install velvet curtains, vertical blinds or shower curtains, they're chic and handy when you want some private time with your mi amore.
3. For wannabe toy shop owners, here's your chance, get plenty of soft toys such as Pooh Bear, Tweety Bird and Hello Kitty and stuff then as many as your rear console can house! (more available in the book!)
(haha tak kesah la that you cant even see through your rearview mirror hehe)

Manglish Very Short One - Manglish is short for Malaysian English, though some might argue that it is Mangled English. Its syntax and grammar maybe scattered to the monsoon but its succint vocabulary and economy of words cant be faulted. Compare these sentences and see how much shorter and concise the Manglish version is.

English : Would you be so good as to turn on the tap please? Of course!
Manglish : Can on the tap-ah? Can!

English : Siva, you seemed to have lost some weight.
Manglish : Siva, you gone down oredi.

English : Why is that idiot honking away?
Manglish : That idiot horn for what?

English : Would you reverse your car?
Manglish : Gostan!

English : Why are you so long winded?
Manglish : Talk so much for what? (more available in the book!)

*all the above are taken from the book, copyright etc etc.

The book came out early 2007, which explains why i missed it having been away from the country, there are many many things that could be further included, if the author wants to write a Part 2, especially to happily poke at our government and the previous elections and the political parties squabbles :p

Anyway, try to read it if you can, it will definetely amuse you and you'll find yourself nodding in agreement and saying "eh ya -lahh, so true wan!" (^_^)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Books For Sale

Yep, cleaning out my bookshelves again, my books have spilled over to my parents bookshelves and also found their way amongst our academic books, it is somewhat humbling to see Harry Potter in between those life-savings medical journals and those high-tech-making-our-lives-easier engineering books (not that im downgrading harry, but u get what i mean :p)

so bottom line...really do not have any space for books that i know i will read only once, and being typical OCD of me, most of my books are brand new and in mint condition! come come, it'll make a great Christmas presents, plus, the holidays are near, you might wanna cuddle up with a good book after partying too much hehe..


RM 45 - HARDCOVER (almost brand new, extremely good condition, UK version)




RM 40 - HARDCOVER (almost brand new, extremely good condition, UK version)



SOLD RM 35 - HARDCOVER (almost brand new, extremely good condition)


*For reviews of all the books, check out www.amazon.com
*All books in HARDCOVER and in almost new condition
*All prices are not inclusive of postage charges, postage charges will be on the buyer's cost
*OR if you are in KL area, feel free to email me and i can pass the books to you without having to deliver them :p email me at nique_naq@yahoo.com

Note : I will post more books here so keep a look out!

Membaca Itu Amalan Mulia (^_^)

Friday, December 12, 2008

and then its Friday..

i cant get any leave this time of the year :( being the new one in the company, im stuck holding the fort for all operations issues, while the everyone else goes on leave :(

so i have to work on that odd Friday 26th (Boxing Day! not that it matters here huhu) and Friday 2nd January (tis sad).... where as the rest of the family are off galivanting somewhere :(

takpe2...sabar2..

cant wait for April.. you! yes, you!, better make sure April is on okey! :)

Happy Friday to all you folks..hope you have a great weekend...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

ceh...

Remember this post here?
The Recruitment Manager of Asia Pacific of the company just contacted me and they are still interested! despite my failed test result! they had to go through higher level to overwrite my test result!
Hah..
Itu la so sombong wann with your test issit tee heeheeeheeheee
nothing boost the crushed ego more than this! (^_^)

Richard's Birthday Party

The pictures are just in! Its been ages, but i have to post it up :)

the birthday boy, Richard and his lovely wife, Claudia

the favourite dessert that EVERYONE ordered!

Tasnia and Solange in deep concentration hehe

finished!

there's pizza, of course!

me, attempting a strike, and getting it! i miss bowling huhu

mr sun, got A for style! hehe

mr sun and the birthday boy

us with the cute couple, Kate and Gerard

Group picture - attempt 1

Group picture - attempt 2!

*bardaques, jom go bowling!
*nique is missing mr sun and the wacky bunch in plymouth :(

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

and today..

Boss : Hey, so how's the handing over to Nique been going?

Buddy : Great! Its really easy passing over the stuff to her.

Boss : Good2, you concentrate mainly on the Finance side okay, she was a bit apprehensive on that as she's not used to it.

Buddy : Really? But she's brilliant at it! and she picks it up real quick too, and she's already taken over most of it.. even modified some of the spread sheet, which she will present to you at the next ops meeting..

Boss : Ha, good2! am looking forward to it then!

*Me : grinning sheepishly behind the door to the pantry, who says eavesdropper never hear anything good about themselves tee hee heee*

*nique will be walking around with "hidung kembang" the whole day, make way make way, excuse me please big nose coming through hehe*

Monday, December 01, 2008

confused

The wise 600 B.C.E philosopher, Lao-Tzu once said that;

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage."

Arrogant of me to think that how i feel about love was unique and that no one would understand..

When it comes to love and being loved, i am always at a losing end, there is always seems to be missed oppurtunities, a number of could-have-beens, things left unsaid, unfinished businesses, wrongly interpreted informations and falling for the wrong ones.

Of all the above, the one i plead guilty the most is falling in love with the wrong ones, this has the worse impact on me as i am the type of person to fall deeply and unconditionally and whole heartedly. so it goes without saying that when things just dont work out, the heartbreak is excruciatingly painful, it would hurt so much that each time i fear i would never ever recover from it. of course, the wise advices are always to never love someone whole heartedly, leave some spaces in your heart, then when it breaks, it wouldnt hurt so much, but i dont think that possible, whats the point when you only half love, half care, half miss someone? i cant even imagine how to do that, it simply does not make any sense right?

the ranges of my love life goes from falling in love with my best friend, only to miss the oppurtunity when i said what i felt a little too late and he already found someone else, falling in love at first sight with someone totally opposite of what my dream guy should be, and thus foolishly started to reject him based on that, falling in love with someone that already belonged to someone else and had to endure the sheer agony of being "just friends".. its funny how each and everytime it didnt work out, i vowed to be braver, to be open minded and to be more sincere, but each and every single time i would still take a step back and think too much into it that in the end i would just let that person slipped and pass me by, thinking that i must be the coldest person in the world.

so imagine my surprise when i "accidently" fall in love a few months ago.. accidently because this person was the last person that i have ever imagine i would be with (see, again with the "dream guy" idea) but it happened and this relationship that i am in right now, is however, the hardest and most easiest that i have ever been in. the easiest because there is simply no prentending in the relationship, no guessing games being played, we know each other very well, too well, in fact, and the easiest part of it is the fact that the friendship is as strong the relationship and the role effortlessly flows back from one to the other.

and the hardest because there is no clear future of the ending, each not knowing what to promise and what not to promise, not knowing if we can live up to expectations of the other, having the doubtful feeling that this may not end well and as such shouldnt we end it now? shouldnt we let it go now? before it goes even deeper and we ended up hurting too much? we are so scared to commit, we havent even uttered the "love" word yet, and we let that feeling and that word just hanging in the air, each not daring to say it first.

but what can you do when everything in your mind is telling you to let it go, but everything in your heart knows that this relationship is the best thing that has ever happened to you?

so this is where this post ends, i am not seeking for answers, although advices are greatly welcomed, i know there's no right or wrong answers, no one knows what the future might bring, and some i know would even advice me to "go with flow", which i personally think is the worse advice in the world, the "flow" is highly overrated and going with "it" is simply just not an option anymore, that is just the lazy way out of saying "i really dont have the time to think about you now, and so my biggest wisdom i can bestow on you is to "go with the flow", even if the flow is flowing in the direction of unhappiness and misery"...

well, i just want to say whats in my heart, and perhaps by writing out in black and white, it would clear my head and my heart of what i should do.. of things better left said or unsaid, is it better to love and lost than not to have loved at all?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

drooling...

i have been a huge fan of wristlets for almost two years now, having first bought my first one before i left for UK in 2006, a leather Hide Design wristlet to hold my passport and some change without taking out my entire purse at the airport, i thought it was the most brilliant idea and the fact that they looked terribly chic :p and in the past two years, i have managed to collect quite a few, a red Dorothy Perkins one, a dark grey sequinned from H&M, a green Bershka and my absolute favourite, a black Coach one all the way from US of A.. but of course, dah ada banyak pun mesti nak lagi kan kan :p

so for this Christmas, these are the ones in my wish list...

*in case you're wondering why i say for Christmas, first because this is the time where the best sales are, especially on Boxing Day and second is the fact that some of my good friends in UK who celebrates Christmas would still give me presents despite me not celebrating it and vice versa, and you should never need further convincing to give and receive yummy presents :p ooohh, wonder who's my Secret Santa this year tee heee hee :p*

i have been saving up for one of these (although my heart wants both haha tamak) and was planning to ask my brother who resides in Germany to buy em', but in case - to make it easier for my Secret Santa, these are the one im drooling overr okey :p (but a cheaper H&M version also greatly appreciated! hehe);

This is Coach Hamptons Wristlet

This is Marc Jacobs Wristlet


gorgeous right?

Note : Mr Sun, can you look for me in Barcelona kut2 ade cheaper version? you know im not big on brands, as long as i get something similiar :p prettyyy pleasee :p

of sweets and books

THANK YOU to Mr Sun (^_^) for buying me the third book of the Inheritance Trilogy - Brisinger by Christopher Paolini, finally got it yesterday after a month! was surprised that he remembered that i liked it, sweet! (^_^) jauh tu datang all the way from UK :p even that it costs wayy cheaper than here as the hard cover version here in Malaysia differs to about RM50 to UK price..sigh.. i do miss the cheap books there..

any hooo, it turns out that the set twas not going to be a trilogy no more, as the author revealed that there will be fourth book coming out too, so the series was renamed to the Inheritance Cycle..

in case you have no clue what book im talking about, this is the series where the first book "Eragon" was made famous by the movie of the same title starring Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Joss Stone and Rachel Weisz, you know as the voice of the dragon? yess, i can almost see you guys nodding your heads tsk tsk..:p read la the book, its ten times better :p

this is the cover of the third book, cant wait to start! :p


was googling and found this picture of Christopher Paolini, handsome kan?

he started writing Eragon at the age of 15! and today he is only 25 years old and already so rich and famous! huhu

*i should start writing again i used to write tons and tons of short stories when i was younger, dunno where all the drive and ideas went, must be about the same time the first engineering book was shoved into my hands :( oh well, its never to late to start right!*

Monday, November 24, 2008

crash test dummy

i recently attended an interview session with another international company, not oil & gas though, its more of a product/manufacturing/supply sort of company. if i tell you the products it produces im sure you are able to guess what it is, but suffice to say that almost most of the famous everyday products we use are from this company.

why did i go for the interview, u may ask? when its totally different than oil & gas which is my bread and butter with homemade strawberry jam? firstly, im sure you all know of my current dillema so lets not go into that and the second reason is mainly because they offered me a really interesting post..so i thought, why not, give it a chance kan? i might not want to move from the oil and maritime industry but who knows, maybe my rezeki is there, so its worth a shot :p

so the interview went well..really well..i was the epitome of cool, confident and answered everything smoothly and even able to make jokes appropriately to the delight of the interviewers, really, it was like in interview heaven, we were best friends at the end of it, even making plans where to have the celebratory lunch!

so i was confident that the job is 'in the bag', so to speak..

then they ask me to sit for a test.

a reasoning test.

i have a huge mental block when it comes to tests. am never good at it. regardless if i know the answers inside outside backwards forwards, i would still fail the test. my palms will be too sweaty for me to even hold the pencil properly, i would start sneezing or even worse i would start to suffocate and have difficulty breathing.. even the simplest question like how much is the original price of A if it was sold first at 10% less than at 25% increase which is at $3.25, or sumting of that sort, simple maths aite? but it took me forever as i keep hitting the wrong buttons on my calculator so it keeps giving me the wrong answer, then i panicked as my eraser couldnt properly 'erase' the pencil marks and i had to spend time erasing it out properly, and then i dropped everything and then...well, you get what i mean..

really, my body have the weirdest and most violent reaction when it comes to doing tests.

so i sit for the test at 2pm, finished it 3.05pm.

drove from Subang back to my office in Damansara.

reach my desk at 3.55pm, log in the computer, and make a dash to the loo and grab a cup of coffee enroute.

opens my google mail at 4.05pm.

and there it is, at 4.03 pm, the Regret Letter, a mere hour ish after i sat for the bloody thing, you know the type of regret letter, the "We have made a sincere effort to carefully assess your test results to match our requirements. We have concluded with regret that we are unable to offer you an opportunity with our Company, despite your admittedly fine qualifications, this decision was not an easy one to make. We see many fine candidates with excellent qualifications, and are forced to make extremely fine distinctions between them"

so as i thought, i failed misreably at the test.

so i confirmed back with the recruiter, whom in turn confirms that even though you excell with flying colours at the interview, at the end of the day, its the test that will make or break you. so whats the point of the interview then? apparently they have to turn away many people who are excellent academically, more than qualified and was absolutely fantastic in the interview, but the policy of the company is that the person must score a certain percentage of the test to be even considered! and admittedly, the recruiter admitted that they have been having a difficult time finding talents for their company.

duhhh!!!

oh well.

one down, three more to go.

sigh...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

again?

a bunch of my new friends are begging me to go to Bandung with them next year..

should i?

its my third trip already and i rather go places ive never been...

but they are even willing to pay for my hotel..

maybe i shud ask them to pay for my tickets as well hehehe

tu mcm official tour guide la plak kan?

tapi, why not right?

what do u guys think?

just between us :p

i've been busy busy :p and loving it!

loving it because i think i have been idle and anti-social for so long, im starting to forget what does it feels like to dress up for a fun saturday nite, had to dig up my dancing shoes and blow the dust on my gold sequin fancy clutch and trying to figure out where in the world i put my assortments of glittering bangles and wristlets, corsages and necklaces :p

i have two formal dinners next week, one is themed "Vegas" and the other "Glamour & Glitter".. yep2, i kid you not, these are the actual theme and we have to dress accordingly! but as long as we dont have to put up any department performance *cringe*shudder* im perfectly happy to go along with the theme :)

this weekend im off to Penang with my usual bunch of favourite folks, and then some :p the event is a good friend's wedding and also, a long overdue road trip with the motley crews and a mini reunion of sort, so am very much looking forward to it :)

ive just checked air asia online and happily discovered that the place i want to go to in feb will only be rm500 per person! so dear darling you, can we go pretty pleasee?? nanti lemme know ya? :p

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

im in way over my head

so ive been into the new company for one month and a week now..and after the first three weeks of goyang kaki, the last two weeks have been pretty intense.

what im doing here is totally, TOTALLY different that what i was used too before in the previous company, in this new company, my brains capacity are tested to the limit, in fact beyond the limit actually, due to the fact the said capacity has shrunked considerably in the last few months having doing tedious mind bloggingly boring secretarial work previously.

but i was okay with that.

that's why i moved.

i needed the challenge for fear the longer i did not use my brains, the more stupid i will become and hence eventually i will be forced to get married to any Tom, Dick or Harry (or in this case, any Ali, Arumugam or Ah Chong (being politically correcto)) that knocks on my aunties' door on their relentless pursuit of wanting to be part of "our" family that they dont really care how the leftover daughter looks like as long as they can connect to the "name" accordingly, and being reduced to those trophy housewives types (ecewah mcm lawa sangat haha) and spend the days going to hair salons and spas and looking pretty..of course assuming tho stupid i may be, im still smart enough to marry a rich man :p

but i digress.

this challenge is although welcomed, it is however thoroughly disliked.

a contradiction, i know.

reason being.. the capacity of the challenge here in the new company is basis on FINANCE matter.

yep, the F word.

I HATE FINANCE.

i dont care about the Cost Variance Analysis, or the Profit Margin Thingamajggit or Negative and Positive Exposures or whatever else crap finance jargon you want to throw at me.

UNFORTUNATELY, not only i have to know these "things", i am actually the Custodian of it!

yes!

so u might think, why the hell did i take the job if i knew its going to involve Finance right?

well, there are two reasons behind, the first, i was actually head hunted for a different position, did the interview yadayada, all was set and ready, and upon the submission of my resignation letter, they informed me that they are offering me a different position, at a higher pay, of course..well what a girl's gotta do right? and u know how ballistic my ex-company was when i resigned, u think im gonna go up to them and say, "oops sorry he he, i withdraw my resignation *sheepishly*", suicide right? the second reason was the fact everyone, and i mean everyone says "Nique!! is ****!! only a fool will refuse and offer from ****!!" and, i who actually cares about what other people think of me (to think i should have outgrown it already) do not want to be labelled as a fool; foolishly just accept the offer and pray that i (despite everything) have made the right choice.

the best thing about this job is the exposure (oh lord, i sound like a finance person already) to the actual workings of the business, which is fantastic. everything else about the job is exactly what i want to do. and the F part is not difficult. its not rocket science. i can do the bloody thing.

but, oh i hate it.

guess the hunt isnt over yet.

tee heee heee :p

if u guys noticed, im currently addicted to the Love Is.. comic strip :p

i used to have a friend back in school that used to look them up everyday in the papers, cut them up carefully and paste it in a dark blue hard cover notebook, which is filled with those strips, one for each day, and she will scribble some notes on each page as well. oh, how i envied her back then :p by the time i wanted to start my own collection, she is almost 6 months ahead of me, and there's no way i can compete with that unless i trace back ALL the previous Love Is.. strips in old newspapers, right? agak kerja gile jugak la kan? so i forgo the idea and started a different collection instead..collection ape kah? nanti lah i citer, very d shy *blush*

anyhoooo, the point of this entry is that im so glad that in this age of the internet, all the collection is readily available at the tip of your fingers..one click and you can view them all, in several different language okey!

AND,

its a great way to get your point across to your loved one, without being whiny and demanding and manja (muahaha) for example, the strip below has resulted into Him calling me last night and sending the sweetest email explaining why he couldnt call (^_^), this way, he just thought i was being "comel" (hehe..yes, yes, you can roll your eyes) and i was glad that it worked, so everyone ended up being happy!

*nique will be grinning from ear to ear for the rest of the day, humor her je la okey :p*

Have a Fantastic Day, Folks!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

lets talk about love, baby :p



the love quiz...

got this in my inbox, mcm pernah buat dulu, but why not, im bored at work anyhoo :p

What is the best nickname that u ever had?
the best eh..hmm..the list includes nique, nike, nicklodeon, niqnaq paddywhack, nikito, nicky..but someone called me 'tatoesh' once (which takde kena mengena ngan 'nik' hehe), so i think dats my fav :)

Rate your social life from scale 1 to 10?
let's see...hmm.. i'd say its around 5ish..maybe because ive been pretty "anti-sosial" for these past few months, tapi takpe2 nanti tunggu the "ultimate event organizer" to return by end of the year, okey folks :p

Are you in love with someone at the moment?
is being tak boleh tido, malas nak makan cos he's not there to eat with you and must hear his voice at least once a day means you're in love? then yes (^_^)

Are you missing someone at the moment?
yes, very much :(

Would you die for the one you love?
wah terlalu extreme la tu, but it depends la, if it means would i risk my life to save the person i love, like jumping through a blaze of fire to rescue him on the other side cos he broke his leg and cannot move (hahaha i watched too many movies :p) then, yes, i would :)

Do you think love hurts?
yes, all over.

When do you know that you're in love?
when i cant stop smiling and grinning (tersengeh sorang2 hehe) when i think about him, then tetiba terasa nak nangis dan bergenang ayer mata cos im missing him so much, that's when i know.

Whats the best thing about love?
everything (mcm banyak sangat nak tulis, shy la *blush*blush*)

Whats the worst thing about love?
also everything

Will you wait for someone you love?
only if he asks me too

What song that best describes your love life at the moment?
I Miss You - Incubus

Do you wanna get married?
someday, yes

Have you talked to the person you love in less than24 hours?
no :(

Do you keep memories or try to forget them?
i keep the good ones

Is love always on your side or the opposite way?
opposite way, ive had the unluckiest love life/history ever, ever! but im still hopefull and positive about it! so either im an idiot or a totally hopeless romantic huhu

Do you have a gay/lesbian/bisexual friend?
yeap yeap...they are pretty interesting bunch of people! (apakah kena mengena with love??)

Are you sick of love?
tired of waiting yes, but not sick of it

Are you sick of questions on love?
hehe after ALL the above questions about them?? now i am :p

Do you believe in soulmates?
i believe in two people falling in love and working hard to make sure that the love lasts forever..soulmates are a lovely idea, but i think that would be too easy..

im tagging;
1. Miss Olyn
2. Miss Aeni
3. Miss Herlina
4. Miss Pugly
5. Miss Elmy

eh semua girls ek, takpe la..

jawab2, jangan tak jawab :p

ps : just realised kan, the first two questions kan, macam takde kena mengena about yr love life kan? kan? kan?


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

1st Black American President


He Won! I'm glad (^_^) Anticipating the changes he's going to bring :)

Bio woes..

so the Malaysian government announced in the papers today that they will start the phase implementation of bio diesel tentatively on Feb 2009..first phase will be for all the government vehicles, followed by public transportation and personal cars respectively..

its now a race within all the oil companies to built the best/first facilities to cater to the capacity required for the bio fuels..

at only 5% difference (normal fuel 95% palm oil 5%), is it really worth the millions of dollars spent to change the infrastructure?

sustainability and environmentally aspect of it - of course its worth every penny..

but have we really thought this through?

i for one gladly welcome the change, having wrote a paper on it last year for my Masters degree on the future of sea transport, but the difference is that was for marine use only, this is talking about on the road public vehicles where the logistics is even more far and wide..

but we'll see :)


will it come to this? :p

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Money Isn't Everything, But It Does Quiet The Nerves A Little...

Got the quote from sumwhere, cant remember but it sure is true..sigh..

im feeling the aftermath of being deprived of my salaries since September :(

i hate money, not having it, that is..is there anyone there who hates having too much money?

another 20 days before i finally get paid..

three months of being broken, how the hell did i survive?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Eating Right Without Thinking

By Tamar Haspel, Women's Health (Click here for source and more articles)

From the instructions for some diets, you'd think losing weight was more complicated than calibrating a sextant against Orion on a cloudy night. The food diaries you need to write; the nutrition labels you need to read and pronounce and translate; the protein, fat, and carbohydrate grams you have to add up. It's time to try an easier way. No math, no more squinting at the fine print and trying to decipher those words with no vowels. Instead, just 20 everyday tactics that will get you started on your weight-loss plan and then help you stick to it. Soon enough, your diet will simply become the way you eat.

1. Always eat dessert. Yes, always. "A small amount can signal that the meal is over," says Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends her meals with a piece of quality chocolate and she's a doctor. (hehehe i like this one!)

2. Get help from a paper napkin. You can use it to blot a teaspoon of fat off a pizza slice. That may not sound like a lot, but multiply it by a slice a week, and that's more than a whole cup of fat you won't eat or wear this year. (yes, this actually helps especially those oily goreng pisang and KFC fried chicken, blot off the excess oil and fat, euwwww)

3. Take the beltway. When junk food beckons, tighten your belt a notch. Not so you can't breathe, but so you have a gentle reminder of the size you'd like to be. "The scale isn't the only measure of weight," says Roberta Anding, R.D., a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. (wear yr tight barely-breathing skinny jeans can oso kan kan :p)

4. Go public. Enlist the help of friends, family, and coworkers and know they're watching. "The power of embarrassment is greater than willpower," says Stephen Gullo, Ph.D., author of The Thin Commandments. (hmm, shud try this! olyn dear, be my advisor :p)

5. Milk it for all it's worth. Consuming 1,800 milligrams of calcium a day could block the absorption of about 80 calories, according to a recent University of Tennessee study. Jump-start your calcium intake by filling your coffee mug with skim or 1 percent milk, drinking it down to the level you want in your coffee, then pouring in your caffeine fix. That's 300 mg down, 1,500 to go. (damn, am allergic to milk huhu)

6. Scrape by. Always order your bagel or burger with a plastic knife. Use it to scrape off the excess cream cheese and mayo. You could shave off as many as half the calories.

7. Spice things up. Capsaicin, the substance that puts the hot in hot pepper, temporarily boosts your metabolism. Just make sure you're drinking a yogurt lassi with that searing-hot chicken vindaloo. Dairy blocks capsaicin's sweat-inducing signals better than water. (must try eating more spicy food! mr sun will so proud hehe)

8. Case the organic section. That's where you're likely to find bread and cereal with fiber counts that put the conventional choices to shame. Thought you were doing well with your 3-grams-per-serving Cheerios? Nature's Path Slim blows it away with 10 g. (And it really doesn't taste like a shredded shoebox.)

9. Increase your a-peel. Speaking of fiber, a lot of it's in the peel, whether it's potatoes, apples, or pears. Even oranges don't eat the whole peel, but keep the pith, that white stringy stuff; it's packed with flavonoids. More nutrients, more fiber, less labor. It's a win-win-win. (must not be manja and peel even grapes haha)

10. Spend lavishly on precut vegetables at the supermarket. Sure, they cost more, but you're more likely to eat them. "Make low-energy snacks as easy as possible," Dr. Rolls says. "Keep vegetables as near to hand as you can. Make it so you have no excuse." (i tot kalau dah pre-cut mcm lagi tak fresh or sumting like datt)

11. Upgrade your restaurant selection. Pick a place where you'll actually want to linger. "When the meals are not hurried, the presentation is beautiful and the portions are reasonable so you can regulate your attitude," Anding says. That means your body not the empty plate will tell you when to stop. (wahhh, more excuse to eat at expensive place meh?)

12. Eat a snack at 3 p.m., no matter what. "Have a 150-calorie snack [now], and it can save you 400 calories later," Anding says. An ounce of nuts or two sticks of string cheese weigh in at about 170 calories. (i agree! it makes you less lazier to go the gym after work too, cos yr less hungry)

13. Drink with your dominant hand. If you're circulating at a party, Dr. Rolls suggests keeping your glass in the hand you eat with. If you're drinking with it, you can't eat with it, can you?

14. Plate it. Whatever it is, don't eat it out of the container and don't bring the container to the couch. "Part of satiety is visual," Anding says. "Your brain actually has to see the food on the plate, and when you reach into the jar, or the box, or the bag, you don't see it." If it's worth eating, put it on a plate. Eat what's there, then stop. (owh must change my lazy ways of taking the entire carton of Haagen Daaz for the Two Pints marathon huhu)

15. Send back the bread. All it takes is a wave of the hand, a smile, and a "No, thank you." (hmmmmmmmmm)

16. Start with salad. It's the holy grail of dieting eat less by eating more. Dr. Rolls's research has found that eating a salad as a first course decreased total lunch calories by 12 percent. Avoid the croutons and creamy dressings, which have the opposite effect. (i do, i do!)

17. Go out for ice cream. Or an eclair. Or even guacamole and chips. Just go out. Don't keep your danger foods in the house. You can't eat half of a carton of ice cream that's not there in the first place.(hehehe i rest my case :p jom kengkawan gi makan lecka lecka :p)

18. Give yourself a hand. Find a way other than food to work off your nervous energy. "It's behavior modification," Anding says. "Instead of grabbing a bag of chips, you pick up your knitting. Art works, woodworking works anything that occupies your hands."

19. Wait a minute. Well, 10 minutes. When your mind strays from your desk to the vending machine, it could be hunger or it could be boredom or irritation with your boss. If you're still thinking about snacking 10 minutes later, then you're probably hungry. Think of it as a chance to have one of the nine servings of fruits and vegetables you need each day. (yes, its definetely boredom for me and trying to stay awake as i walk to the co-op finding something to munch huhu)

20. Go wild once in a while. Deprivation won't make you thin or happy. Designate a meal or two a week when you can eat absolutely anything you want. (weeeeeee!)

susah kah? (^_^)

tsk...tsk..

when i joined my current company early this month, i met a girl, whom is also starting her first day there. she has just graduated with quite an impressive CGPA from one of the local uni, and this is her first job, she told me that she had to undergo quite an intensive interview process before finally being selected out of hundreds that applied, i nodded and replied that yes, that is the procedure, after all it is one of biggest oil company in the world, so naturally the competition to work here is very very stiff. after that first day where we had our brief orientation together, she went on to her department and i wished her luck and some wisdom that i have learned when i first started working, you know the usual work smart, dont be afraid to ask questions etc etc and i went off to my department.

over the past two weeks, we passed each other occasionally, and during those brief meetings she informed me that she has to do a lot of reading and not much work yet, fair enough, i said, that is normal, when i first started working, the first few weeks all i did was read and make photocopies of tons and tons of documents and keying in tons of mindless data, but hey what did you expect, right?

last week i met with a hr personnel that did the orientation for both of us the other day and she informed that the young girl has resigned! i was schocked, as the reason she gave the hr personnel was that she had nothing to do and there was not much guidance given for her to be able to do work. !!!

such a silly little girl right? extremely pampered and arrogant right? first it was not easy to get such placement in this kind of oil company, with really attractive salary and luxurious benefits, it is a highly competetive world out there and in this times where economic recession is upon us, and as a fresh graduate, simply changing jobs because "you are bored" is simply not a good enough excuse! i havent met a single person whom when they first started felt a little bored but then of course it will pick up, you cant expect the company to entrust you with milions of dollars project on your first day right?

there are hundreds of unemployed people out there and here this silly girl, confident in herself because of her outstanding result, she can get a job anywhere else, which she probably can, but to what extend if that is the kind attitude she has. i spoke my mind to the hr person the other that big oil companies like this should give a chance to those who has lower CGPAs too. just because your result is lower it does not mean you are not smart, being in the corporate world is not just about being academicaly smart but if you work hard and you work smart, you can get ahead in this world. in fact, some of the most of succesful people i know today does not have a 3.0 in their cgs, but they sure work hard and look where they are today!

these big oil companies, at the end of the day, when you take people in at mid-career level, because of their success in other companies who gives them a chance and their excellent reputation in their respective industry, take a look at their uni results, i bet that more than half of them do not graduate with first class honours but graduated with an open mind, full of initiative, and motivation and the ability to create oppurtunities for themselves. im not dissing those with with first class honours, fair enough you work hard for your result, but all im saying is, to these big big companies, give everyone a fair chance and sometimes, people just might surprise you :)


maybe this is why she left? :p

Friday, October 31, 2008

the sweetest thing

note : i actually started with writing stuff up as one long post..then i realised even i got a headache reading it as twas wayyyy too long, so i cut them up instead hehe :p

i met an ex utp-ian friend the other day, and had dinner at Dome in KLCC, she has had a very succesful career and now lives in Dubai where she is the Manager for one major-est international oil company in the world, and her normal schedule revolves around jet setting to the States, to Europe, South Africa or parts of Asia on monthly basis..we had always predicted she will be highly succesful, she's smart and funny and friendly and most importantly, she's nice, like really really helpful friendly and kindly nice :)

anyway, since i have not seen her for about 5 years already, the dinner was spent catching up on news and such, there were only five of us there but i think we created enough noise for twenty hehe the major issue was, she's getting married! and her love story was one of the sweetest i have ever heard! straight out of the movies! she's getting married to her best friend, a best friend since childhood as they grew up together, she confessed that she has had a crush on him since forever but not wanting to ruin the friendship etc etc she kept it to herself, little did she know that he feels the same way too!

so they both went separate ways and fell in love with other people, although it all never seems to work out, finally early this year, a day before Valentine's Day, they both found themselves single again, and she somehow found the courage to say what she wanted to say, and of course he felt the same way too! so last august they got engaged, which funnily enough happened while she is Dubai and they do it over the phone! and now, on the 22nd Nov, they will be getting married!

i asked her why she never confessed her feelings earlier, they could have gotten together sooner! think of all those years! but she explained that the timing just wasnt right and she herself didnt know what came over her to confess something like that, its really not in her at all! but she said, that night she just had the strongest feeling that this is the right time to say it, and she was right, the timing was perfect :) isnt that the sweetest and loveliest thing you've ever heard!its the greatest feeling in the world to fall in love with your best friend, someone you knew so well and respected :) and i wish them a happy and long lasting marriage, insyallah :)

have a good weekend folks (^_^)

said the hearts all over the world tonight...


me very jiwang and sad and sober and silent today..cos me miss someone very much :(

which really does not gives any excuse for the bad English huhu

thank god today is Friday :)

and already have plans to have drinks after work with besties :p

me miss you very much :( come back la, naper nak duk jauh2 huhu..


sigh.....

Thursday, October 30, 2008

i miss yewwwwwww :(








Photo Location : Smeaton Tower, Plymouth South West, United Kingdom
Date : 19th January 2008
Photographer : Mr Sun
Models : Me and Miss Huny Bunny

keeping diaries

do you keep diaries when you were young(er)?

i did

and being a typical Gemini, i actually have two diaries, one about my real life and the other about an imaginary life i wish i have :) i started keeping diaries when i turned 9, having been inspired by Emily of New Moon and Anne of Green Gables, of course :p i remember my first diary, it was one of those big brown leather diaries from my father's company, he used to only give them to my sisters, but that year he gave me two of them, saying how he's always seeing me scribbling stuff on bits and pieces of paper. he knew even then that i dearly love to write stories and would more likely to waste printer papers, hence the gift :p

what sort of things you write in your diary? i bet its the usual, your hopes and dreams, your favourite star, your favourite movie and things you wish you have, like a pony or a playhouse or be one of the kids in Sesame Street :p

the first thing i always do when i got diaries was to look up my birthday. of course, everybody does that, no matter what your age right? and when you are 9, and you proudly marked your birthday as a very busy day, you schedule is free for the rest of the year but comes Jun 7, yep, you will be busy :p

i wrote quite feverishly in those diaries, writing what really happened in one diary, and creating a totally imaginary world in another, thank god i never got confuse of the two! being the middle child, with two temperemental older sisters and one younger brother who demands all attention, i was pretty much left quite alone, mostly staying in my room reading or writing.

i didnt keep a diary every year but one of thickest diary i have was i was in Form 5, writing about add maths (yucks), crushes, being captain of the house cheering squad, writing and directing my first award winning school play and dikir barat practices, being the features editor of the school magazine, interviewed two good looking astronauts, being featured on TV3 (hehe yess, i did, will tell you in another story) and of course boys and parties, i remember arguing with my parents to let me go to the News Straits Times Writer's Bloc Camp after Form 5, i was one of the 25 that was selected from hundreds all over the country, of course I want to go right? they were not too happy that i secretly applied :p i can see the pattern there when i secretly applied for Chevening and got that too :p

i found one of my diaries last week, when i was cleaning up the junk in the storeroom. amidst the pictures and love letters from THE ex boyfriend, there lay a blue and green spiral notebook with the words Private and Confidential written in bold black lettering on it, subtle i know :p it was the diary i kept when i was 12 years old, and i wrote about falling in love for the first time with that cute boy in my religious class and i wrote about how confident i was that i will be married by the age of 26 and most importantly i wrote that my biggest dream would be working and living independently, either here or in overseas, having my own apartment, i even wrote how i would decorate it and the dinner parties i would host in it, even then, my dreams were pretty big..

i put the diary back into the box, along the pictures and love letters, somethings you just cant throw out, and put the box in my room, instead of back in the storage. i had a dream to achieve :)


Note : i am glad i had kept those diaries and i am glad that we now have a better diary system, i think blogs have got to be one of the best thing about the world wide web, what you write will be around forever and forever and a testimonial that you have once existed and that it had mattered to a lot of people. you had mattered to a lot of people and i think that's all most people really want in this world :)

Tips to Menawan Hati Orang Tua aka Ibu Bapa

Ecehwahhh..title so Melayu leddet :p
I had an interesting conversation with a good friend a few days ago who pointed out that I, me, yours truly have a certain charming way with parents and old(er) people that they all simply adored me :)
hahaha
actually that is true :p
at the risk of sounding berlagak, i know that i usually can get along with all of my friends' parents, ade yang said if they have a daughter, they want her to be exactly like me la, yang nak i jadi menantu pun ade, even though they dont have any sons! of all which im truly flattered and glad cos really, you can learn a lot from the wisdom of the older generations
so anyhooo, berbalik kepada conversation with the good friend above, he mentioned that the girls he brought home somehow selalu tak mencapai kehendak his mother, and its not that the girls are not great but they simply behave in a weird way in front of parents, maybe kes terlampau control ayu la kut, till his mom declared "dont bring back girls i cannot have a decent conversation with! bring Nique next time!" (ahahaha nie saye tambah sendiri hehe)
so he asked me to list down tips or do's and dont's when visiting the parents supaya menjadi tauladan kepada semua :) to be honest, i dont know what exactly i do sebenarnye but okay, here are some things i thought you might find interesting :)
Tip No 1
Basic Grooming - dun la go and meet your friends parents pakai baju serabai koyak2 or too sexy or mcm baru bangun tido or too much makeup or no makeup at all or macam orang nak gi night club, rambut tak sikat, tudung senget la etc etc u know wat i mean, parents like to see fresh faced young people, makeup natural looking, dressed sopanly and appropriately baru la they will trust their daughter/son to be friends with you, right?
Tip No 2
Be Helpful - make yourself at home, asked if they need any assistance, dont ask and still sit down on the sofa macam punggung tu berat sangat nak angkat, ask while standing up and usually even if they say no follow them into the kitchen anyway, and ringan kan tangan tu and here you can find plennnnty of conversational stuff you can bond with the mother, regardless of whether you can cook or not (note : i know this cos i cant cook!), the kitchen is usually the mother's pride and joy and u can usually find something u can complement her with, BE SINCERE, she can tell if yr faking it :p
Tip No 3
Conversations - regardless of what people say, parents are human too and human nature is that people likes to talk about themselves (ape la saya merepek nie haha korang faham2 je la kan) of course they are interested in you, but balance it out, ask about them too, with mothers safe topics are household decorations, gardening, cooking, their hobbies (most of them have hobbies, better ask your friend before going over) about their work, childhood memory etc, with fathers, if u know basic politics better, without getting into argument of course, i know nothing bout politics so i usually ask about his cars, his work or his vintage and antique collection :p they surely have something u can talk about and really its not that difficult, trust me all you have to do is be open about it, kalau tak tau ckp jer, just dont berlagak pandai la, but again BE SINCERE. one topic i do like to ask, usually if i know them much longer; is how the parents meet and fall in love (^_^) really, best korang dengar citer cinta zaman2 dolu kala nie and u can learn a lot from them :)
Tip No 4
First Time Visit - its usually best if yr visiting for the first time to bring something, food is good, cakes or kuih muih or fruits..i usually get this and a bunch of flowers, simple flowers like daisies or carnations or gerberras, trust me they will always remember you then and ive said over and over again, flowers are highly underatted, they have the simple power to bring an instant smile to your frend's parents face, so folks, food for the fathers, flowers for the mothers, kapish?
Tip No 5
Thank you and SMILE - i think this tip speaks for itself right? kalau tak tau nak cakap ape, smile jer la korang, tapi jangan tersengeh2 mcm kerang busuk plak, smile and laugh and make jokes or at least laugh at the father's jokes, even if it is a quite poyo joke, trust me, even my father makes some poyo jokes okey tapi takpe at least he makes the effort so you guys better laugh! Saying thank you ni kalau korang tak tau jugak, tak tau la nak ckp ape, kalau yr friend tu future bf or gf, send the parents flowers with a thank you note the next day, gerenti korang boleh jadi menantu kesayangan hehehe
Tip No 6
Remember - when you have the conversations, whatever you talked about, remember it for the next time, if they mentioned a recent health problem, ask them again when you see them or when you talk to your friends and they are with their parents, ask after them, if you talked about a pet or a particular show or gardening stuff, follow up and they will be happy that you remember them :)
Tip No 7
Other Visits - by this time you should be at home enough to get your drinks or at least know where the fridge is, so just be familiar BUT NOT TOO FAMILIAR sampai buleh tido2 kat living room la kan, i am so close to one of my best friend's parents to the point that i have visited them, without even the presence of my friend around, its because i want to see her parents and lepak with them hehe so that's saying something rite :p
Tip2 Tambahan
Presents - one of my friend who always goes travelling always remember to buy something for my mother, simple things je like fridge magnets or keychains but my mom LOVES her, so its not the material things babeh, its the thought that counts! others include wishing your friends mothers happy birthday, buy them simple bouquets of flowers or chocolates etc etc u know the drill :p i dont really do this tip cos selalu terlupe hehehe and terlepas tapi takpe yang penting niat tu ade, tak kesah pun if u never give them presents yang penting BE SINCERE :p
Picking up your Friends - my parents pantang tok nenek 7 keturunan kalau my friends datang pick me and hon jer depan pagar, pantang okey! luckily most of my frends dont do this, kalau tamo masuk pun, call yr frend and ask her to wait outside, so it is considered extremely rude not too mention annoying to hear that honking sound..better still, turun la salam sekejap, bukan susah and lama sangat pun kan :)
So cukup kah tips tips di atas?
hehe
tak lah susah sangat kan? i know the cliche is for you to be yourself, but extra efforts are always appreciated to make "yourself" a better, parents loving person (^_^)
(walauwei, panjang gak entry nie, well folks enjoy it while u can before i get busy and start dissapearing again hehe)


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

im craving for..

BANANA AND NUTTELA CREPES!!
me and mr sun were gorging ourselves in Paris and Spain over this heavenly dessert!
me wanna eat!
nak buat la, kena carik recipe..missy olyn, jom wat sesame hehe

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

what im reading..

folks, am currently reading this latest book by Candace Bushnell :)
get it at 20% less at Borders (wahaa free advert) if u purchase something else, but worth it cos then its only rm48 and its hard cover!
nak pinjam saya punye pun buleh..kena queue yer :)
*this post is part of nique_naq's community service and an effort to create budaya membaca, membaca itu amalan mulia :p*

GoOd LuCk (^_^)


To my dear Mr Sun, wishing you CONGRATULATIONS! and BEST OF LUCK! for your one year internship in Barcelona, Spain (^_^)
I will try to come and visit you there next year okey :) It will be as part of the backpacking Europe Trip hehe :p
So work hard, work smart, have fun, take care of yourself and have a safe journey :)

happyness is a four letter word...

i have been pretty quiet, havent i?
was not my intention to wait until the end of october to post something, but i am clearly suffering from a writer's block, or a blogger's block, and the risk of not have anything posted at all for this month, i'll attempt to write something :)
lets see...
so raya was fun, right? i was looking forward to it, having been away from the family for the two previous rayas, it was great meeting the aunts and uncles and cousins and wat nots but i think the highlight of the whole raya was when i met Nik Aziz (yes, THE Nik Aziz) who performed the akad nikah for my cousin's wedding, and meeting the Tok Guru (as he is affectionately known) is a highly spiritual experience, there's something about him that just radiates and he glows, and he just makes everything feel so..tenang..i suppose that's what you call "cahaya keimanan" kan? i didnt expect him to be funny but he is, in a smart cool and effortless kind of way :)
the post raya stuff, the open houses and wat nots was okay too. but i was just deeply dissapointed with two things, the first, the fact that some people do not have the courtesy to reply to your invitations, like its an acceptable and expected thing now? what is so difficult to quickly text back and say, "yes, i would love to come, thank you" or "sorry cant make it, thank you"...simple aite? but people just dont anymore and so u have to call and sms repeatedly, "are u coming?", "can u come?" etc etc etc.. really folks, so not good manners okey, hilang semangat raya tu tau tsk tsk. and the second thing is, the clothes! yikes! wat ever happen to the basic baju kurung rule? and men, you do not wear three quater cargo pants and a shirt to an open house, even if it is a branded pants and shirt!! not done! and ladies, jeans and a baby T shirt? hello?? really, such an insult to the host for you to come to a Raya Open House like that. and while im in the mood, i hated those konon-wanna-be-cool girls who wear jeans with a kebaya top to a wedding..jeans are always a no-no la folks at weddings, kan lagi cantik and ayu and manis if you just wear the full kebaya or kurung? why do you have to drag out your hip hugging jeans and and proudly showing off your midrift under the short kebaya top and shows of your underwear or (god forbid) butt cracks cos the jeans are too low? confuse ni kat wedding ke kat night club? im sure u guys agree with me on this kan kan :) i remember masa kat uk everyone will wear their baju raya, even the guys berbaju melayu bersampin bagai for all the open houses, baru la meriah! entahlah, and you wonder why org duk sebok ckp raya dah meriah mcm dulu, sebab nye people are just plain LAZY!
oh, ive started work at the new place, yeay :)
work wise, so far im still pretty bored, the first three weeks was the worse as i do not have access to internet or their respective wide web and as such i was not able to do anything at all, and no work given yet..i tewll u, for a an international world wide organization, they are not very organized huhu but hey, early days yet :p
oops, gotta go, post yg nie dulu ek nanti samung, daa :)
(wah2 dari "dont know wat to write bla bla" last banyak jugak saya membebel kat sini yer hehe)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Berlalu la sudah Ramadhan..la...la..la..

yes, my raya mood is finally here!

This is has been an extremely tough Ramadhan, banyak betul dugaan, but Alhamdullilah, everything turns out well after all :) im really glad everything is over so that i can celebrate Eid in peace :)

So to All my dear darlings Friends and Family, wishing you;

SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDILFITRI

MAAF ZAHIR & BATIN


I think this image of Spongebob in a baju melaju looks so adorable hehehe

To my dearest friends di perantauan, have a good and blessed Eid okey? hehe, i know2 im usually the most excited kalau nak raya kat masa kat UK dulu, i would be organising the open house, delegation of the cooking and the decorations and the music :) oh, rindu nye nak raya kat Plymouth..despite what everyone thinks, sambut hari raya kat overseas meriah tau, sometime lagi meriah dari kat Malaysia hehe

To that special "Someone", dont miss me too much kay? jangan la sedeh2 masa dengar lagu raya tu, InsyAllah one day we will can celebrate raya again together okey :) I'm missing you too, Selamat Hari Raya, Sayang (^_^)

Congratulations!

Congrats to Mr Sun (^_^)

mula2 hari tu tamo gi convo hehe tapi tetiba bertukar fikiran plak :p

anyway, the pictures are lovely! wish i was there huhu tapi takpe nanti hadiah convo semua bagi masa balik mesia wokey (^_^) i know what you want hehe

Congrats again!



dia ni slalu ramai jer awek keliling2 but be warned, he's single but not available kan kan :p

ni convo sudah, bile nak balik Malaysia nie? tak reti2 nak balik ke? hehehe jangan mare..larikksss :p

Sunday, September 28, 2008

FREE!

many things transpires over the course of last week.. and all i can say is that

I AM FREE!

yes! hehe.. :)

needless to say, in a nutshell, i didnt sue them and they managed to give me my letter which i have already passed to the other company so all is well there, i will get paid my September salary after they have deducted everything under the moon and the sun and the kitchen sink of all five of the office pantries, leaving me a measly amount of 500 bucks left to my already pitiful salary BUT at this point of time, im too tired to argue already, i just want to get the hell out of there as fast as i could :)

i would like to take this oppurtunity to thank all my dear dear colleaques, it is times like this that the line between colleaques and friends are crossed and i found who my real friends are in the company, you know who you are (^_^) nanti saya dapat gaji dari company sana kite gi makan2 steamboat okey :p im going to miss them so much huhu but takpe bukan nak pindah jauh sangat pun, we can still go for after work's JCO hehe

remember i said there's a part two of the story?

yes, i will write about it, but maybe after raya.

the reason i want to write is to serve as a reminder to myself.. and who knows it may be a lesson to others too, we all can learn from mistakes other people makes, even if that person is too arrogant and too stupid to realise that they made a mistake.

I AM FREE (^_^)