Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's with the authorities?

So, they started installing parking meters around the block right now. Is the state that poor now? Instead of bringing law and order, it's causing more jams around the area. People start parking outside the parking box or anywhere else that does not require them to pay. Some even went to the extent of parking in the middle of the road!

One morning, I saw some authorities issuing summons to those vehicles parked nicely in those boxes but did not put some coins into the parking meter. It was early in the morning, and most likely those are some USM students who has parked their cars throughout the night. The most amazing part about this is that those who didn't park properly, who are causing road blocks and jams, didn't get a fine. Malaysia memang boleh!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Year End 2009

No, I've not lost my passion to blog. I just got too busy, with travelling, with work and of course poker on Facebook. I picked up poker during my last trip in KL, where Sunshine's brother was playing it day in, day out. Yep, the game was contagious and addictive, easy to learn and immediately stuck to you. And definitely bad for you. You lose contact with all your real friends and everyone seems to be talking to you through instant messages.
To recap of what I have been doing for the past three months, nothing much happened in October. Just going to work, very hectic with lots of escalations. It's like I just suddenly got appointed to Escalation Manager. Every possible issue will just fall on my table. And everybody just wants to speak to the manager. Like I have magical abilities to solve every escalation that could possibly occur.
Then came November, also filled with escalations, and I realised that these customers are not angry with my team. But, it was some other team's inefficiencies. So, why am I still tolerating those customers screaming at my ears? Well, it's just how the company works. My title, my job description and my pay just does not seem to balance.
Finally, I was sent to Singapore SITEX for a week at the end of November. Away from the office. Woo... hoo... It was tiring, but at least I don't get agitated customers for a week. Start of December, I was sent to KL PIKOM. And the following week, I took my break to Krabi, Trang, Songkhla and HadYai, Thailand. I had an awesome time, which all could be seen in my Facebook, if you know who I am.
And so, a couple of days more to Christmas. And a week and a half more to a brand new year. I'll drop by to post a little bit more. That is, if I'm not too busy pokering.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thirty One

Today, I turned 31. It's the 3rd weekend this month that I am in KL, somewhere I didn't expect to come that often. But, this trip, it's just a pit stop, I'm on my way to Chiang Mai tomorrow. I've spent the whole day shopping in KLCC today, pretty much enjoyed it and had the experience of taking the LRT.
The first weekend I was here for the Matta Fair. Went home without a sale, it was pretty obvious that we were going to go home empty handed. On the second weekend, I was in Singapore, COMEX. Then, last weekend, I was down in KL again to celebrate Chloe's 1st birthday. And now again, I am in KL. I think it's too much of a KL to swallow.
Woke up pretty early this morning, had McBreakfast in Subang Parade, before catching the LRT to KLCC. We wanted to do some shopping or maybe get myself a birthday present. As I wasn't a shopaholic, I got bored after a while. Finally, we went to Secret Recipe, wanted to get myself a piece of cake. We ended up eating the famous Irish Lamb Stew, too full to eat the cake. So, no cake for me this year.
Well, I am happy with how the day went. In fact, I am very happy as I am on leave for the rest of the week. No worries, no stress, no work. Isn't it wonderful?
Happy Birthday to me.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Matta Fair, PWTC, 4th - 6th September 2009

I'm in KL again. Of how much I hated KL, I'm back again in just a little over 3 weeks. And I have another schedule to KL end of this month. Well, KL is pretty cool, all the big shopping malls, selling all those top notch brands. I just came back from KLCC, I took this picture with my mobile. Can't believe my crappy handphone could capture this.
So, the real reason I am here this trip is for business. We have some displays at the Matta Fair. I'm not sure how, but the bosses wants us to be there. So, there I'll be. And keeping my fingers crossed, I hope to bring home some unbelievable results.
This morning, I was in a plane with 2 blind persons. It was amazing and I was startled, they were totally blind, yet, they are flying from Penang to KL. Even my mother in law, all capable, would not attempt to take a flight by herself. Well, I must commend that MAS staffs were very hospitable to these 2 persons. They accomodated them very well. I was impressed. However, there was a funny part, when I was collecting my baggage. The blind persons, of course, could not collect their bags themselves and needed help. Yes, the MAS staff was helping to locate their baggage. Then, the staff asked one of the blind person after matching the barcodes, "Here, this is your bag. It's with a pink ribbon, right?" I almost fainted when I heard that. How on earth would a blind person know what color or even if the bag has a ribbon? She touched the bag and feel it all over to confirm it was her bag.
I'm waiting for Lisa now. She's coming over to visit me since I am in KL. Awesome!

Monday, August 31, 2009


It's been raining cats and dogs in Penang and Taiping lately. Just the other day, as I was leaving office to get to the other side of the football field to my car, it started raining. Heavier drops with each step I take. I was halfway through to my car and was considering if I should turn back to get an umbrella. But, it's going to be the same if I turned back or walk straight ahead, I'm still gonna get wet either ways. I decided to walk faster or perhaps run.
Then I saw someone with a big enough umbrella for two and asked if it's okay for me to tag along with her. She looked at me and said ok. Just my luck, my saviour for the day. I knew this girl, the hi-bye sort of acquintance. I thanked her profusely.
As we walked across the road towards the carpark, I asked her where did she park her car. I was a bit nervous and anticipating the worst that she parked her car at the other corner from mine. The carpark is really huge. Seriously, it's like 3 football fields. Then she answered, "Oh, just near to your car." I was surprised with this answer as this girl I hardly knew, knows which car I drive and knows where I parked that day. And she continued, "I'll walk you to your car, don't worry." as she pointed at my car. I was stunned, speechless.
I've been observed by her. I didn't even know that. This incident just made me feel a little bit insecure. Who knows who else has been observing me, knows every detail of what I ate for dinner or what brand of shampoo I use. Better keep your eyes opened and look around you. Maybe someone is watching.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

KL Trip

Well well... I never really liked KL. But, somehow I made it there last weekend, and it's not for business. With AirAsia, seriously, now, everyone can fly. Though the flight was slightly delayed, still it is a very convenient way to get from Penang to KL, in less than an hour.

I spent almost a day in Pavillion. And look what I found there? Yours truly, Sunny Side Up. Nothing much to do or anything in particular to buy, just walked around with Sunshine and Egg. Hmm... I'm not a very shopping kind of person, but I survived the day.
Next month, I'm going to Singapore for work again. Looking forward to that. And after that, a trip to Chiang Mai for my birthday. So anticipating for that too. All in all, life is good for me.

Friday, July 31, 2009


Have you ever wondered if there's an ultimate right and how do you differentiate it from the wrong? Which is the absolute right? Or should I ask, who holds the last say to which is right and which is wrong? I guess it all boils down to your own conscience. We normally will perceive the right to our own interest. At the end of the day, if it is to our liking and benefits ourselves, then that will be the ultimate right.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ugly Sight

You don't get to see this very often, and I'm sure you don't want to see this very often too, unless you are a surgeon. I managed to get the picture of my surgery from Dr Karen, who took it during the operation. Gross, I know. She was removing the bits and pieces of the ruptured cyst. I couldn't believe that it was such a big hole.
As the months passed by, Duphaston is not working well with me. Or should I say, my insides refused to co-operate with me. The cyst recurred after just a little bit over two months. That was a horrifying surprise, after going through the pain and agony of an operation, only to find out it grew again. To suppress it further, I was injected with Zoladex, which needle was as big as a test pen. I joke you not! It was seriously that big.
All I'm asking for now is to get better. I just want to feel well and not having to worry when I'm going to get the pain attack again. Cause, when it comes, it hurts so bad, I feel as though I'm going to die.
My 4 months of Duphaston is extended to 6 months now. My next check up will be in September. I hope it's cleared by then.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Looks like I am on auto-pilot mode again. Seems like routine, work 9 - 6, weekdays. I wanted more, wanted to do more, there's just so many other things in life than this. I kept thinking to myself, if only I could strike it rich, then I possibly don't have to go to work anymore. I am very sure that life is not all about work only.
Somethings for me to look forward to next month. Another PC Fair in Singapore, which I am scheduled to attend. And Phuket trip right after that.
All I want is just peaceful work, stress free. I don't want to be worrying so much, and take work a little bit easier. I'll just do whatever I can and whatever that is beyond my control, I don't want to worry so much about it.
I am sure that life is good. This life is not about worries!

Monday, May 11, 2009

No work

It's replacement holiday for Wesak today and my opportunity to make some extra bucks with triple pay. But, I am not at work. My alarm rang at 7am, I woke up to turn it off and went back to sleep. I refused to go to work.
After being on the operating table and knowing that life could be so short, I began to think differently. Life is not all about work and making lots of money. There's definitely more to life than this. I can't deny that money is important in this life. But, we should take it easy with life.
Life could be more interesting that just your job. Live it!