Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Funky Pup Is Now 3!

When you first came
I had to skip and walk on sofas
just to avoid all furry contact with you

I was icky like that
But then you look every bit an angel
God must’ve spent a little more time on you
How cheesy but it’s true
Looking so serene in your baby naps

I couldn’t resist it
And I gingerly stretched a finger on your sleepy head
It didn’t feel too bad
So out went another finger
And another, and another

I was like a proud mom
When I managed to hold you in my arms
It was such a monumental moment
That you were in my arms
I was shrieking and jumping in joy
And I intend it to be that way
Forever and ever, to have and to hold
If only it can be so
Your presence at home three years ago
Had ease so much of tension
And brought so much of joy
You thought us that there are more things in life
Than problems, tears, and silly wars
You thought us how to laugh, to love, to be a dotting parent
And who would’ve thought, you thought us life
Now that you are a grand old age of three
All grown up and… crazily furry, we must say
We are so proud of your achievements -
Stop chewing shoes altogether is one of it :)
HAPPY WOOFDAY BIG OLD GIRL!
May you have a happy, long, and prosperous life
as how you’ve brought us so much of joy,
We don’t even know where to start counting
So happy birthday it is lah, I wish you in its truest sense
Here’s my tiny present for you,
A little dedication with a silly doodling poem
Have a great time kicking ass at home
Just make sure you don’t trip grandma over, ok?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fish Feeding

It's all in a day's work


I couldn't believe I did it! :o Man, the length that I would go for work! T_T I almost died It was scary hokay!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Funky Word Of The Day

Spelunk!


spe·lunk [spi-luhngk] – verb (used without object) - to explore caves, esp. as a hobby.

Spelunk spelunk Spelunk! I like! Hee!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

There’s Always A Lesson To Learn. Somewhere.

For guys, because it works, these lines, only to a certain extend though. Copy at your own risks.

She: Hey dear, when you die, do you want to be buried or cremated?
He: Anything lah! I don’t mind. Whichever way that is convenient to you.
She: Really? O_o *owh! My hero!*
He: But if I have a choice, I’ll get people to dig up your grave so that I may be put together with your deceased body when I die.
She: =_= so I still die first lah. Some more dig up my grave, die also no peace. zzz.
He: Eh! No lah! I’m just being romantic mah. Not romantic meh, liddat? Die die also must be together, regardless you die first or not! See! I’m so sweet!
She: -___________- of course.

While girls, well just don’t ask (too many) stupid questions. (But not stupid mah! This question stupid meh?! It's important what!)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's Addictive Like That

Fooh! I’ve finished reading Amy Tan’s Saving Fish From Drowning! *syiok*

But actually no lah, not exactly syiok. You know the sense of lost? Like, “OOOO kayyy so now what?” after you come to the end of every book? Yeah. That.

Incidentally, today’s actually World Book Day! Do you know that since 1925 in Catalonia, a woman would give books as gifts to her lover who presented her with roses? Regardless that’s really the case or not, I thought that was really, really sweet! I just love books! Don’t you? Books and reading are just so sexy! Yum!

Did I tell you before that my sister and I would pester my dad to bring us to MPH warehouse sales in Jalan 223 every year to sapu books for keeps?

Oh how we love books. Back then, warehouse sales means WAREHOUSE SALES. Everything going cheap, cheap, cheap! Imported magazines would cost like RM1.00 and boy were they beautiful! All glossy and colourful! *heart* And the books! Glorious books! Best sellers were going for five, ten, twenty bucks. And alot were hard covers! It was that cheap! I have a rather impressive collection of John Grisham’s books and the Anne of Green Gables series! And because of those sales, I was introduced to the American classic - To Kill A Mockingbird - a beautiful, beautiful story, I tell you. I read until I cried! T__T You just have to read it!

But now warehouse sales really just means sell more reading materials and toys in the warehouse.

Sigh.

And why are books so expensive anyway? How to encourage reading? -_- The last book I splurged on was Marley and Me, which set me back about thirty three bucks and got me crying for days on end (the story lah!) But I really couldn’t resist it (the splurging lah! Tsk). I mean, it’s a real story about a dog, people! If anything, dogs are a gift from the heavens! Besides potatoes.

How I wish I can write like those people. One word strings another, one sentence flows to another, weaving stories is like breathing to the writers!

Sigh.

So now what? No more saving fish from drowning (which by the way, is stunning, you should read it also, really. Amy Tan. Read.). What genre do you read (yes, besides porn)? Indulge me! Recommend me some titles, yes please?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Of Getting Lost (Esp On Malaysian Roads) & Found

Just a simple thought I’d like to keep here as a self-reminder or sort. A thought which came to me some really long time ago, and then it keeps coming back again, and again, and again. Yeah, a reminder.

In less than half a month’s time I’ll be moving out from where I am living now, that means no more “long distance” driving to and fro work, a yay for me, definitely, but it’ll be Jason’s turn to do the long distance thing, haha.

When I drive, my mind tends to swing and sway, not in any weird way -_- but around mundane things… like, what’s for breakfast/lunch/dinner ah? Ooo, nasi lemak sounds good but tsk, so fattening lah! Man I so want charp fan right now O_o! YES! I want charp fan for lunch! I want uh, cheekin (ooo naish!) and, and vinegared pork knuckle sauce oh yummy say, by the way when will I be an entrepreneur? Will I ever be one in the first place? How does it feel to work from home ah? Gee when can I execute that plan? Oh hey I love it when my ed praises me about my write up teehee! I mean who doesn’t huh? HAHAHA silly and hey my boss was really nice to me today! *paranoid* oh mannn not. good. thing! O_O

You know, THAT sorta things. One thought races to another. Try it. Really cool.

There are also times when I’m reminded of good things, of course. Good things like my baby Polly (her birthday’s this month end! Think I should throw a surprise party for her? Hehe), like Jason when he plans his trips around my schedule so that I get to follow him on short trips *hearts*! Like when my grandma cooks all the good food for us! Like the random guy on the street who sang that "...suicidal, suicidal..." song to me :*) And like this one here…

So we were on the highways to some states for Jason’s regional training sessions, and we have no idea where to exit, which turn to take, and how far it will be, just taking things as it comes. Me being the paranoid me, I’ll be so kancheong about missing the exits, having to pay hefty toll prices, having to waste all the time when in fact we could’ve taken an easier way out, and all these crazy thoughts that will drive the driver (i.e Jason) nuts (seriously I'm not so bad in real life lah, really wan! =D)

And then I realized our life is exactly like our journey on the highways to foreign places, places we are not familiar with. We KNOW our destination, We've got the BIG picture, but somehow somewhere along, we’ll miss a turning here and there because some driver prefers not to listen to the passenger! Zzz =.= We’ll lose our bearings and end up in some random place, we’ll run out of petrol and into some mechanical problems, we'll have to pay the price (i.e toll! $@#$%) for silly mistakes we make, people like me will be paranoid because I don’t see where the heck I’m going! Annoying!

My view is confined to the one right before my eyes, shielded by the windshield. No handbooks, no maps, no nothing. Just me, and the options of the left/right indicator lights, go straight anyway or U-turn (man sometimes you won't even find a U-turn! How annoying is that?!)

Only if I get to see from the sky, I would’ve gotten a clearer view of every road and where each and everyone of them will lead me to. I’ll be able to link up the dotted lines from point A to point B. It'll be peanuts!

Alas, I do not have the luxury. La vie n’est jamais comme ├ža. But the funny thing is, somehow no matter how lost we’d get, we tend to find the way back on track, just like how no matter where and how you hide, if God wants you there, you'll be there, sooner or later. It’s amazing no? Well I find it amazing.

We’ll go around like some hopelessly lost ants, banging up walls here and there, getting lost; not knowing exactly the directions, but God sees it from above! He knows exactly our location and bearings, to the exact dot, He knows exactly where we are headed, and the most perfect thing is, He knows how to guide us back on track (uhh, just sometimes He'll be joker and let us get lost a bit lah, because we human very the ego, we gotta get bruised before seeking help). He’s watching from the sky! We are like little battery-operated tiny lego people! He can just take us out from the scene in a snap of a finger but that’s another story for another day.

That’s life. I guess.

If only we can be less stubborn and more willing to allow Him to take over the steering wheel. Life will be so much less miserable, yes no?

I know I know I’m beating round the bush, a lil (ok, a lot lah! Somebody teach me what’s a full stop whatever buhbye =.=) and I’m not even sure I’m making my point! Joh fail lah cannot be a preacher! -_- All I’m saying is, God is in control, no matter what! And I am privileged to know that. I just hope you’re aware of that too. And just trust Him like crazy! :)

God, I gibup ady lah. Can you show me the way? Tankqiu pwease? And I'm rweally, rweally hungwee :'(


Have a good weekend people!

Yes. I'm ending my preaching abruptly. Heh. Ta!

Monday, April 14, 2008

I Think I Didn't Really Answer The Question...

McD Brekkie kicked my ass. Burp.

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Hi Peiling! *flashes biggest smile* Here’s your tag… for Chinese New Year =D I was thinking maybe I should keep the tag for next year’s CNY, but then again, maybe not. Hehe. Cute photo subjects shouldn’t be kept waiting.

So Ling says,

1. You must take photos with a Chinese New Year theme (somewhat like a photo essay).
The photos cannot be posed for.
2. It can contain living or non-living things, anything lah.
3. Must have some quality a bit lah, cannot simply snap pics of red packets, mandarin oranges or something. Precious moments during family chats/dinners is one example.
4. Minimum ten photos. Uh, a bit cannot lah. One can ah?
5. Post your bloglink here and link this post after you have blogged it.
6. It has to be blogged latest Feb 21 (last day of CNY). - WOOPSIES.
7. Lasty, spread the word (don’t forget to post the links here and link this post)! Let’s all have fun snapping away!




There. The picture was taken during CNY obviously, the bunch of us cousins were hanging out over tea while Polly was caught scheming how to reach *that* bebola merah hanging on those pussy willows by either jumping or begging. Either way, she was no where near success. If you haven’t noticed, it was a reflected image of us and Polly on a huge ass mirror we have at home. Why am I explaining the obvious? -_-

So anyway complying with rule number 7, I’m supposed to spread the word but since CNY is like, way over, let me invent a new theme for you snappy-happy people.

My favouritest shopping place McD Brekkie SPREADING LOVE IS THE NEW BLACK

Do whatever you want and express the theme through photos. Uh, the general rules are based on Peiling’s lah! When you’re done, drop me the link in my comment box to make me happy!

Let’s get the love spread-ed by:

Vicky (more reasons for you to snap and blog!)
Jap (I brewed the love, it’s now the time you spread the love)
Cerlyn (take it as a practice to hone your photog skills lah)
Donny (uh, donny… tsk, what can I say? Start a blog already. Zzz. You're the only one I can't hyperlink to =.=')
Ming Yan & Esther! (Because you guys are semi pros and ought to be... not so grey)
Alvin Boey! (Erm, you like to take lame photos of yourself right?)
And uh, consider yourself tagged lah! :

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Simple Take On Love

DID I MARRY THE RIGHT PERSON?

During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, 'How do I know if I married the right person?'

I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, 'It depends. Is that your husband?' In all seriousness, she answered 'How do you know?'

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer. EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (unconventional behaviour/habit).

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called 'falling' in love... Because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, 'I was swept off my feet.' Think about the imagery of that expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, 'Did I marry the right person?' And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfilment.

Extramarital fulfilment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You could.

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):

THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND.

SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't 'find' LASTING love. You have to 'make' it day in and day out. That's why we have the expression 'the labour of love - because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable… you can 'make'
love.

Love in marriage is indeed a 'decision'... Not just a feeling.

Remember this always:

'God determines who walks into your life. It is up to YOU to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.'


Jason sent me this and I thought I’d share. If only we are more realistic with the erm, mechanisms of relationship/marriage, or maybe should I say, look at relationship/marriage from a different light, maybe, just maybe divorce won’t be such a happening word…

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Blast From Past


Then


Now

Check ‘em out. My boys all grown up! *tears* lol so cool lah. I have like, most of their albums I think. I would saved up all my money, and then on Sunday, after dinner at Chan Kee, dad would usually bring us either to the then Taman Tun Jaya Jusco or the Damansara Parkson/Atria - the most happening places in the whole wide PJ! And then I would run all the way to the music department, and then ooh-ed and ahh-ed at those NKOTB and Debbie Gibson albums, and then hyperventilate and die and then hyperventilate some more. Yeah, so old-school fans style right?! My biggest dilemma then was to decide to put my money on which album, but that depended on what free gifts that came with the cassette. I *think* I still have that huge ass NKOTB poster somewhere. And that poster file, oh and that calendar! And the stickers, and then there’s another poster…

I learnt how to sing from them wan you know! Step 1! You can have lotsa fun! Step 2! There’s so much we can do! Step 3! It’s just you and me! Step 4! I can give you more! Step 5! Don’t you know that the time has arrived~~~ Hooh!


Joh I’m so shameless x_x

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For those of you who smsed me sending your condolences ( O.o what the?!) in regard my previous post about the record button, uh, thank you. I actually do really appreciate your concern, but you all very canggih lah, instead of leaving comment (free!), SMS pulak -_- but thank you lah, I felt all warm and fuzzy inside when I read those smses, only to be followed by a sudden panic attack because I was being reminded about the record button. T__T

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Life has been a little all over the place lately, have been sticking my hands in various so-called projects, both at work and off work.


Important woman at work. Agree or die >(

We are moving end of this month! And we haven’t even started packing yet! But we should have like 3 main holiday trips this year! W00ts! Wait, later have to go jot it down in my planner, just so to syiok sendiri :D


Surprised dinner!



Bye bye Bangi! It was good while it lasts.


Oh last week we went to JB! And I bought this lovely cocktail dress which I so love. But alas, Jason threatened me to sell it off or he would wear it :( that would be cool though lol. No lah. I bought it cos I really, really like it, but since I hardly wear dresses so I’m gonna sell it off and spread some love, better than keeping it in my wardrobe and grow mushroom right.

Here’s a picture of it, very blur, sorry, the days of my camera are numbered (hello new camera!).


Remind me of the Flintstones


The versatile dress is of a classy royal blue; super soft and light weight yet slinks perfectly; it fits beautifully and you can see the drapes and cuts as you move without looking over-expose, or slutty -_-. Super comfortable too! I love the dress T_T le sigh. It’s brought in from Hong Kong in limited quantity (I was told that they only brought in one piece lah but lets just take it with a pinch of salt). I’m letting it go at RM80.00. T_T I think retail price is around RM129.90 or higher.

If you’re interested let me know, I’ll show it to you, but if you’re outstation or whatever, I’ll get my photog to take better and more detailed pictures for you.

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I had a lot in mind to write here but whaddayanoe, I forgot. Heh. oh yeah! I got a voucher to a spa session and I gave it to Jason and then he approved my spending for spas now on, provided I bring him along =_= haha.


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It’s been a while. How have you been? :)


Polly says hi.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Record Button Was Friggin' Pushed Damnit!

I am so dead. -_-

So dead -_-

I was the stand-in video-man at an event my company organized.

Long story cut short.

The part where the VIP spoke (the one where I killed my arm by sticking it up holding the camera) plus the launch where they dramatically dropped the huge ass black cloth?

Yeah. It’s not in the video. Like, NOT FRIGGING RECORDED. O_o

I swear I recorded it. I mean, how would you explain my dead arm, right? My arm is now limp, dead, de-oxygenized, and yeah, the shade of purple. -_- Good thing I'm a left hander

But I’m dead, regardless, be it left or purple. -_-

I’m. so. dead. =_=

Can send me a template for resignation letter? :(