Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My 25th Birthday on 27th of January

I would like to thank those who are with me on my special day. I have lived a quarter of a century and there's still lots more to learn in the long journey of life. Without any of you, I wouldn't have the chance to celebrate my special day with so much joy that was incomprehensible.
For those who remembered my birthday, thanks for the birthday wishes. I would like to thank everyone... no need to list the names ya.. too long.. will end up a few pages. I was only upset that my best friend did not remember my birthday even though we chatted for some time in the morning. *weak smile* It's a small matter.. you're still my best friend. Yah... you down there... looking so fierce... how could remember yet forget my birthday... I'm so sad... :( *Just kidding* Chatting with you everyday makes my day a happy one... Cheers, pal!! You're the best!
My father has never bought a piece of cake for any of our birthdays. I can consider myself really really blessed as he bought not only a piece, but 12 pieces from Secret Recipe to make it a whole. It was expensive and I really appreciated it.
Look how the 'vultures' attacked my cakes...
This was how my cakes looked like after 15 minutes...
Thanks for being there for me! It was the most wonderful birthday I've ever had!!! God bless everyone!

2nd Day of Chinese New Year

I refused to get up at all until 10:30a.m. when my nephew entered my room and asked why was I so lazy to get up. I simply did not want to get up. I wanted to sleep away half of the day so that the 24 hours can get by fast. Time was crawling and I suspected the time didn't move a bit also. I looked at the clock and whenever I looked again, the time was still the same or I felt that it was the same. *Sigh* I got my butt moving and dragged my heavy feet to the bathroom.

Lunch was duck rice. Loving it! Crispy skin. Succulent and juicy meat. Tasty.
Went for a walk around the 'oh-so-dead' town. There was a Parkson there. Surprisingly, lots and lots of clothes. Got a blouse as my birthday present from mama. I have been eyeing on that blouse and now it was actually at 70% off.

By now, I was totally bored. Bored until there was no words to describe how bored I was. I wanted to watch 'The Gem of Life'... no.. not on AOD but on dvds. I was not up for all these drama series so I ended up in front of the computer again. Doing practically nothing yet I felt that I had done something. There were a number of messages that I needed to attend to.

Dinner at youngest aunt's house. Hahahaa.... mouth-watering, better than satay Kajang. I only ate that plus cousin-in-law's yam rice... both also yummy-licious!! 'Tua Pek' ....we can be eating buddies since my favourite food is also your favourite food! Both of us ate at least 50 sticks of satay per person... whoops!
Tried a sip of Japanese 'sake' brought by cousin-in-law.
My reaction... the taste was bitter and horrible with heat like volcano... I will never touch that again! Nice try!
Youngest uncle was sort of drunk, I guess... with the whisky and Carlsberg. He was cam-whoring on my camera... will put all those pics on facebook.

1st Day of Chinese New Year

Yippee!! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Come on.... come on... I want the red packets in my red Polo bag... and then it will go straight into the bank once I reach the Penang Island I can't wait to get back to.

Grandma's house, also 4th uncle's house.

Everybody is here. Everybody as in... everybody. Photos!! Photos!! There will be lot more photos in my facebook. I also don't know what to do with so many photos. Next year will be different. I already plan to make a scrapbook.... a family tree scrapbook.
The house was abuzz with people moving in and out and walking up and down. Kids running around the living room, screaming at the top of their lungs, whining about for not getting what they wanted, sweat all over their angelic faces and giggles that make your lips curved into beautiful smiles. One minute the babies were hyper, the next minute, sound asleep. How nice to fall asleep within seconds and put everything behind. Sleep like a baby... peaceful.
Cousin bro got the lion dance to perform in the house to ward off evil spirit.
Errmm... I just watched.. I don't believe in this kinda thing. I believe in the God Almighty, the Ruler and Creator of the universe and its occupants.

Grandma wasn't really in a good shape. No appetite. Sleeping time totally out of our zone. Love you, grandma! You're the best and you're not useless... just old and wise.
When your cup of iniquity is full, let God decide. We love you as who you are... not what you're able to do or not able to do. Your disability will be compromised with our abilities. What you can't do, we will help you. You may forget and ask the same questions again and again, yet we will answer you patiently. I'm actually glad that nobody raises their voice against grandma for asking the same questions repeatedly. We love you, from the bottom of our hearts. We are glad to have such a loving grandma and we are proud to be your grandchildren. You have proven that education is not everything even though it may play an important role in this new era but love, patience, discipline and endurance are able to build a strong family. We will never neglect you no matter how bad your health deteriorate. We will care for you and shower you with our love till the end of your days. Your tears and physical aches etched deep into our hearts.

Chinese New Year Eve

Stretched and rolled on the bed as usual. Crawled to the computer at the end of the bed. Switched it on. Loaded all the photos into the pc in order to clear the memory card of any photos. Started packing my bag. I planned to carry a small bag for a 6-day and 5 nights stay over in dad's place. From a simple bag, ended up I'm dragging two bags along. Just too many clothes to bring. Felt like bringing the two wardrobes with me coz' I won't know what I'm going to wear until the day itself. Rolled all the clothes to save more space.

Left Penang with a heavy heart. I have the art of consoling myself. Drove to SP with a smile.
No, it's not a fake smile. I don't fake my smiles. If I'm unhappy, I will definitely show it. It's a happy smile as I am looking forward to an enjoyable week-long holidays in another state. Reached SP around 3p.m. An Internet addict myself, I was happy that the Internet connection was working in tip-top condition. Last year, the cables were stolen. JL dropped a msg asking me not to miss him.. can be done with a lot of will-power. *put that aside*

Went to get my lovely niece and nephew CNY clothes. Really last minute shopping.

My lovely prince...
Ahaks!! He was given a stern warning by his class teacher for kissing a girl in school... woots!! You're great! I love you, handsome prince! He's only seven, yet he has attracted sssoooo many girls... two thumbs up for you!

My lovely princess...
My princess!! EXACTLY like me. My mirror image. Have the same choice of food like I do. My princess chooses her own clothes and she's only three! Same style as what I love to wear. Talk nonstop but keep quiet when there are strangers around... I used to be like that when I was small. Hey, darling.. you'll break out of that... you'll be so talkative - you're blessed with the give of the gap.. hahahaha!! Well... we're both selfish. We don't share... not a good thing but it's inborn. How I wish you're my daughter. How are we so alike yet you're only my niece. * I wonder will my own daughter be exactly like me?*

Reunion dinner. Steamboat in a traditional way using charcoal. I just need my extra large prawns and meatballs. The rest, I can do without. The table can't fit everyone.
Three persons were missing in action but I don't have my second brother's handsome photo to put here. I wished they were around.
The more, the merrier. I still feel lonely surrounded by the many people. Not used to not having sis around. I still remembered how I hid behind her shadow whenever I'm back here. Now, I'm standing on my two feet. So, I did something different. I want to be different. I don't want to be like everyone else. I want to be special.

CAMERA! No one has done it. I don't see any camera around during family reunions or gatherings. Let's do it a different way this year. START SNAPPING! It's something to be remembered. Capture every moment. Look at the facial expressions. A picture tells a thousand words.
I ate a lot. Sad to say, by the time I was to climb onto the bed, I was extremely hungry.
All those were the prawn shells. It was more than a kilo and I only ate prawns and meatballs plus some fishballs. I'm a big eater then. All of them ate so little yet, they were so full. I am from PENANG, the food haven, remember? No crashing into Old Town Restaurant this year.
In half an hours time, my sis-in-law asked me to get ready... Where to? Oh, my!! I can't believe I was so daring to crash into an Indian couple's wedding... hahhaaha... and ate again! But, can't eat much coz I can hardly move. Since I already crashed into the wedding, must well take a remembrance..
Congratulations!! Sorry, I don't know who you are. Nice mutton curry... should have leave some space for my stomach for those delicious and thick curry... love the mutton!

The Eve of Chinese New Year Eve

I simply can't deny that I'm one blessed girl. I declared my own holidays for one week. It starts today (Saturday, 24th of January 2009).

I had a pre-birthday celebration as I will not be around in Penang on the day itself. I love the attention that I'm showered with. Lunch is superb... I'm not talking about the food. I'm talking about the person I'm with. It is better to be loved and pampered than to love someone who's not even bothered about you.
Then, we went for a movie. It was a story of make-belief but it was very very interesting.
We spent 7 long hours in Queensbay. I was given an early birthday present, too. A beautiful, white, lovely and lacy elegant dress from Elmstrends Boutique. The dress definitely cost a bomb or should I say, a hand and a leg. I love it very much.
Thanks for getting it for me. Very very much appreciated. I love you! I am sorry if I've upset you a lot in the past. I will learn to appreciate everyone that's in my circle.

Friday, January 23, 2009

When I Am Hungry...

That's how much I can eat.. but ended up feeling like the food got stuck midway down the throat... a torture instead of feeling satisfied. Will not eat that much anymore...

Looking Forward To...

I am looking forward to go to SP for CNY. There'll be lots and lots of relatives... buzzing with voices from morning till night. I just hope I don't miss JL that much. Going to Toys' R Us tomorrow to buy Twister. I want to play until I'm too tired to miss anyone. Snap lots and lots of photos. Collect lots and lots of angpows.

This will be slightly different as it is more organized. I'm still not sure whose house we're heading to on the first day, second day, third day and fourth day. I love surprises! Spontaneous will be more fun! Unplanned... just at the spur of the moment.

When I'm Too Lazy...

Decided not to cook... declare holiday for myself...
Had something nice for lunch...
Sank my teeth into the thick, juicy and crispy chicken and hash brown. Didn't that was hashbrown.. was actually wondering why it tasted like sticky rice. The chicken was more mouth-watering for me to realize other stuff. I swallowed the vege, too.
Cheezy wedges.. after one to two pieces it didn't taste that nice anymore. Kinda salty but I still enjoyed the wedges...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Psalm 20

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
O Lord, save the King!
Answer us when we call!

I Shouldn't Have...I Should Have...

I shouldn't have waited...
I shouldn't have demanded for...
I shouldn't have asked for...
I shouldn't have forced...
I shouldn't have said...
I shouldn't have typed...
I shouldn't have voiced out...
I shouldn't have been so...
I shouldn't have pushed...
I shouldn't have pestered...
I shouldn't have hoped...
I shouldn't have think about...
I shouldn't have stepped into...
I shouldn't have looked for...
I shouldn't have entered into...
I shouldn't have been so stupid...
I should have remained quiet
I should have controlled myself
I should have kept it to myself
I should have known where I stand
I should have realize my mistake
I should have seen it coming
I should have built it
I should have been more positive
I should have let time tell
I should have been more understanding
I should have listened
I should have known I don't deserve to have him

These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. [Hebrews 11:39-40]

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Weekend Well Spent..

Yippee!! I got the chilli red pants I've been looking for. Then bought myself a new pair of jeans. That was on Saturday *cross my fingers* I'm not going to shop anymore. Hahahaha.... Sunday...I bought another pair of white pants. Then, two pairs of white heels. And...and... a new Kodak digital camera, latest model... extremely cheap RM369 only. My extra slim digital camera masuk kubur already. LCD screen spoil if repair will be costly must well get a new one.

Went to Tesco Extra to get groceries. Parked the car... then saw something shocking... a man came down from a motorbike, went to a car with the front passenger side window down, half of his body went through the wide open window, grabbed the lady's handbag and then hopped onto the motorbike and sped off... It took less than 30 seconds. This was the third time already. Reminder to myself... not going to carry a handbag.. just stuff everything into the jeans pocket... if the guys can go out without a bag, why should girls carry such a heavy handbag? Stupid skirts... no pockets. Then again, if skirts got pockets then it will slide down to the floor after a few steps of walking or worse, it will tear. Come on... think.. think of a way where I do not have to carry a bag out. My wallet can't even fit into the pocket. How to stuff three handphones into the pocket? Easier.. no need to go out. Stay at home. That's the safest unless it's time to die then even the roof will cave in or the ceiling fan will just drop on you or the tv or computer will explode in front of your face.

I'm looking forward for Chinese New Year and my birthday! I wonder how much will my red packets shrink... but I'll have a great week... SEVEN DAYS OF HOLIDAYS and EATING non-stop. Got my 2 kg of prawns from Teluk Kumbar, ordered directly from the famous prawn-catcher. Big ma bout 3 kg of reared prawns... not as tasty though... I can definitely survive with so much prawns. Steamboat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hopefully I don't have to crash into Old Town this year to have supper. Hahaha.... it was fun though to crash into a restaurant... demanding for food! I should try going to the banks and demand for money... eh.. that will be robbing the bank in the broad long will I be jailed huh?

Prayerfully all plans will fall into place. Sis and HB, both of you will miss all the fun this year... and we will miss having both of you around. I'll be so 'lonely' even though I'll be surrounded by the huge crowd of family members... too many relatives. Mostly, I don't know how to call them... just call as soft as possible since they don't pay much attention. I just want the 'ang pow' then I'll make myself disappear among the sea of relatives.

*Screaming out of frustration* I won't be able to get my JL drug fix for another whole week until I come back... *sobbing* Crying crocodile tears... hahaha. I LOVE YOU and I'm gonna MISS YOU A LOT!

Penang is ranked the 2nd a must-visit place. I've been staying in Penang for about a quarter century and I'm complaining there's nothing o'er here. Just shopping, shopping and shopping. There's no Disneyland, no water theme park, no Legoland, no ice-skating rink anymore, no Snowhouse. Char koay teow is the best selling hawker food... and yet I detest it! I won't even eat it if there's no other choices. Yikes... I complain too much.. should learn to be contented with life. Penang is indeed a peaceful place. Can find anything in one small little island unlike Langkawi. Still remembered how I drove around and ended up in the supermarket just to buy drinking water.. the hotels don't want to supply me with drinking water. Drink their water I'll be penniless... so expensive! Nothing to eat in Langkawi...

Signing off now... going to work out in gym.

Friday, January 16, 2009

An Early Birthday Pressie... False Alarm

Yippee!! A birthday voucher from Goldheart, my favourite shop.
A RM 200 birthday voucher. How kind of Goldheart... really the sales and marketing team has a heart of gold. How naive I can be.... turn to the back and read the whole lot of terms and conditions... I have to spend a minimum of RM1000 to be able to use that voucher. Hey!! That's not sincere... you'll still make mega bucks out of that sales... You think I don't know the cost price of gold, white gold, platinum, diamond and titanium? I'm into these stuff... forget it then! I don't plan to buy any diamond this year unless other people buy for me...


What is potluck? The answers I get were kinda wacky...

Ash... : You just need to hold on to the pot and you'll get all the luck.
Wei... : Eat a lot of pork and get lucky.
Fiq... : The luck is in the pot.
Ying..: Look for the pot filled with luck.
Sze... : There must be something in the pot which makes you feel lucky to find.
Hong : Is there such a thing as a lucky pot?

There's more but I can't remember them. All of them ended up in fits of laughter so can't really get the words out. It's fun to hold a job where there's a lot of laughter.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


She's just so adorable..

Banana Money

One of the boys brought this for me to see. First time me seeing and holding it. The money used during World War II printed by the Japanese. No value at all but it's history on a piece of printed paper...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Doing Groceries..

Seafood... a must have. Prawns, fish and squid. Saw this huge fish just about to swallow its meal when it got caught by the fisherman. Can buy 2 in 1...
The ugly side of shoppers... choose and choose and choose... choose until the prawns ended up on the floor...
What a waste. Buy ngaku also peel the tail off. Buy chicken also tear off the skin then what, it'll weigh a few grammes lower? D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G!! Some lagi hebat... left the prawns on the canned food shelf. Don't want to buy then put back lar...

Chicken... also my favourite.
Vege... force to coz' mom wants to eat vege thus, I have to cook vege and have to swallow it.

Imagine me at the wet market... you'll never see me in any of the wet markets in Penang. It's too dirty, too smelly and I have no idea how they weigh their items. Use gram and kilogram lar... I cannot understand kati and ounce. Remembered trying to buy pork once, the aunty asked me which part of the pig... I only know the head and the tail, the rest... it was history. I never buy pork anymore and I don't eat pork except for the 'bak uan' and 'bak kua'
Buy within my budget. RM100 for the whole week... yippee!! For once I can control my expenditure.. but how long will it last, huh?

Can't Resist the Temptation...

I tried... God knows I tried very hard... and keep on trying and trying... so I make myself busy. Fill up my Saturdays and Sundays so that I will be extremely busy and have no time to.... My fingers were itching to just feel the... I have this kinda addiction towards... I need a fix...

"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." [Matthew 26:41]

I was not the least tired even though I've worked round the clock coz' I was looking forward to... at the last minute I decided not to.. but in the end I still... Couldn't control the car... it just veered towards that direction... I wanted to go but at the same time I didn't want to...I was fast. It was done within 15 minutes... It was the fastest I've ever done... now I feel bad... I ended up with...1 beautiful, soft, pastel-coloured blouse, 1 white blouse and a dark brown Hush Puppies t-shirt.
It was the fastest trip to Gurney. 45 minutes only. Within 15 minutes, my pocket had RM200 less... will not shop anymore for this month. Change spending style. Shop whole year round then won't feel the pinch in the pocket. No need to shop till I drop during the Chinese New Year. This year's SALES is lousy. Nothing nice on the 70% discount. Merchants out there, I think most of you have felt and are feeling the pinch of the economic meltdown. It will be in full blow immediately after the Chinese New Year. God, shield me please! Anyway, just charge it to the plastic card. The cash didn't go anywhere... I think that's how ppl think when they swipe their plastic cards and when the bill comes... ho! Ho! HO! *faint* I tried that before so I know...

Had dinner in A&W. Coney dog was not so nice anymore... but enjoyed the chicken sandwich. Oi! No product control manager arr? Root beer always finish or said machine spoil! How to do business like that? Want to hire me to run your fast food restaurant?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

How True Are They... Just Wondering..

Was blog hopping when I saw this...
Guys and Gals Fact
Guy Facts—
* When a guy calls you, he wants to be with you.
* When a guy is quiet, he’s listening to you.
* When a guy is not arguing, he realizes he’s wrong.
* When a guy says, “I’m fine” after a few minutes, he means it.
* When a guy stares at you, he wishes you would care about him and wonders if you do.
* When you’re laying your head on a guy’s chest, he feels he has the world.
* When a guy calls/texts/comments/messages you everyday, he is in love.
* When a (good) guy tells you he loves you, he means it.
* When a guy says he can’t live without you, he’s with you till you're done.
* When a guy says, “I miss you,” he misses you more than you could have ever missed him.
Gal Facts–
* When a girl is mean to you after a break-up, she wants you back but she is too scared she’ll get hurt and know you’re gone forever.
*When you catch a girl glancing at you, she wants you to look back and smile.
* When a girl bumps into your arm while walking with you, she wants you to hold her hand.
* When she wants a hug, she will just stand there.
* When you break a girl’s heart, she still feels it when you run into each other 3 years later.
* When a girl is quiet, millions of things are running through her mind.
* When a girl is not arguing, she is thinking deeply.
* When a girl looks at you with eyes full of questions, she is wondering how long you will be around.
* When a girl answers, “I’m fine” after a few seconds, SHE IS NOT FINE AT ALL.
* When a girl stares at you, she is wondering why you are playing games.
* When a girl lays her head on your chest, she is wishing for you to be hers forever.
* When a girl says she can’t live without you, she has made up her mind that you are her future.
* When a girl says, “I miss you”, no one in this world can miss you more than that.
I wonder who's so free to write all these stuff... I didn't write those, I just saw it from someone else's blog then do the 'cetak rompak' work...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

My Life = Blissful

What a wonderful day. I have ample of time all to myself. Let the alarm clocks ring from 7a.m. until 7:30a.m. Roll on the king size bed, cuddle my teddy bears and snuggle in the comforter. Get up then slump on the bed again. Crawl to the computer while still in bed. Switch it on. Yak, yak, yak for awhile. Spend a couple of hours sweating it out...

When I don't go to the gym... I'm most probably too engrossed to take my eyes off a good book..
Lunch time...
Monday - Italian cuisine
Tuesday - Chinese cuisine
Wednesday - Anything soupy with noodles
Thursday - Nyonya cuisine *my favourite*
Friday - Western food

I sound jobless.. but I'm not! My working life starts when most people are looking at the time and feeling happy that they're going home after a few more hours. Then, when most people have reached home and resting... my engine just started running at full speed... but it's FUN!!
That's how happy I am. As happy as Uncle Scrooge diving into his gold coins! Ahaks~

Come back home and enjoy myself again... Watch tv or play with my Nintendo Wii which is starting to collect dust if I ignore it any longer...
Waited for....

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me..." [John 14:1]