Feb 26, 2006

So much about nothing

I still couldn't figure out to create multiple profile in one blog...Readers already been complaining coz they can't differentiate betw me and wifey...So, even though i'm a geek but i just can't find the function to add more profiles..Damn!! If there's a higher intelligence would be a ble to enlighten me, I'm humbled..

Moving along...Not much happened during these couple of days..Mostly the same ol thing..work..sleep..eat..meetings..you'll get the picture. With regards to eating, I've started to do crunches and sit up at home while wathing tv..hopefully that would help me in the middle section..hehehe..yeah i know...i'm vain..but, after the chest pain i had last year..made me thinking..life is too short. Probably i'll grab that Osim new contraption..U-Zap thingy...hehehe..it might work..

Last friday..wifey got tickets for the PGL in Istana Budaya..I quickly snap the opportunity though i'm suppose to have a drink with a partner...ahh...to hell with the drink..this is more important...So, there we are...watching PGL in awe..not by the performance..but the whole place..its darn cool...this is the 2nd i'm here..the 1st time..was more on business purposes. I'm not sure bout this theater screening..coz i'm a bit jakun with the whole thing...but it started pretty much late than schedule..like almost half hour late...maybe its Malaysian..heck..we created JIT in the manufacturing world!!... I just hate waiting...

The whole show was ok..as i have not seen any performance like this..so my benchmark and expectation was non-existent..but i dun want to give full review on it..lots of good viewers already blogging about it..do refer to them for a more objective opinion..But some observation i would like to comment on :

1. The stage was cool...it can change the height of the floor on the fly..so it gives the impression on the peak of Gunung Ledang..I was sooo impressed with this technological marvel the most...so..that's why i'm giving it a 2 thumbs up for PGL..hahahah.

2. AC Mizal can act...not as an Inspektor whoever in Gerak Khas only..wifey told me..he received a standing ovation for his performance..i'm not surprised..

3. The gwailoh Hang Tuah cannot act...i dun think that dude understand what he's saying...but give him credit...he can sing really well...now i understand why they can't pick MNasir or Awie to be the leading hero..the song is not ur standard off the shelf song in Radio ERA..

4. There's an english translation on top on the ceiling...and I just can help it to read it..it's like reading an english poem..i can't understand it..but useful to those mat salleh wanted to understand the myth..

5. Rubbing shoulder with high class society and famous peeps..not ur typical slut and bitches...bunch of old ladies with dyed hair and american slang...sigh

6. I can't stop noticed Tiara's hubby will clapped first after she sang a song...i mean any song for this case..Its kinda pathetic

7. I told my wife..I'm in heaven....she asked "Why?"..watching young girls berkemban prancing around live and my wife not pissed about it...hahahah

8. Got an intermission like hindustan movies...15 min of restroom time..how thoughtful

9. I only realized there was a live band accompanying the performance after the intermission..no wonder the music was very loud and i can't see any loudspeaker lying around...silly me..

10. No maxis coverage..I must complain to AK for this..they can cover the whole PLUS highway from Johor to Perlis but failed to cover this KL building...I can't believe this...or maybe the Istana Budaya peeps did it on purpose..to prevent those annoying beeps and tones during the show...We can never listen to instruction...Turn the damn thing off damn it...especially in Jumaat prayers....

11. No popcorn!!I was starving like mad...

12. The space betw the seats are lil bit tight..you got to stand up to give way people to go through..TGV have a better space than this..

The end

My to do's this week

1. Finish and present my account plan to boss
2. Apply long leave for the trip
3. Start working on the new brochures for my volume programme...

Feb 24, 2006


tepon bunyik....ring ringggg

A: pah...ko ngan gj....free tak mlm
C: erk....apsal?
A: aku ade bende nak bagi ko ni
C: aperdia?
A: ader laa...korang free tak mlm ni
C: ko bagi jer la aku skangg
A: mmg la tp kena make sure ko free mlm ni
C: amende ko nak bagi ni
A: tiket
C: aaaaaa.....ko nak bagi tiket pgl ker...alaaaa...aku tak sure la...eMBee selangor kan nak dtg...ptg ni 4.30 miting ngan datuq tak tau abih pukul berapa?
A: tu la....ko kena konfirm ngan aku
C: arghhh...nanti aku tanyer gj....kalau gj ok pepandai la aku

actually conversations lg panjang but i just quote the keypoint

and i got the tickets...hak hak hak
skang ni tgh karang ayat cantek utk boss utk excuse miting awal....itu pun kalau 6.30 miting tak abih lagi

"bos..saya ada hal urgent mlm ni...so ingat nak mintak excuse awal let say miting by 6.30 tak abih lagi...tapi esok saya boleh datang untuk final preparations"

yeah yeahhhhhhhhhhhh

Feb 23, 2006


:: my last update 9 feb...punyer lah lama. what happen? even cheeky bites and decor pun tak updates. padahal pixs amik punyer lah byk dah transfer dlm thinking pad. this week until early next week mmg busy. eMBee sel nak dtg dis monday so kena prepare all the presentations etc etc. rehearsal friday 4.30...ahaha...buat presentation slides pun ader rehearsal...ayork...i cannot imagine la what time im goin back 2morrow. and somemore i might have to come on saturday. aiyorkk...why la dis ppl come on monday morning....if its middle of the week can save my weekend already.

erk...tak tau dah nak tulis apa...chiow

Feb 12, 2006

Those were the days...

Bump into an article in my friends blog..That was before I bump into another blog and saw a picture of us during MMU Sport Carnival...way back then..gosh..time really flies...

Have we really progressed?

Born before 198O?

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our wheels. As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or airbags - riding in the passenger seat was a treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the same.

We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with Sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no-one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and no one minded.

We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them.

We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt! We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there were no law suits. We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed from other parents.

We played chap-the-door-run-away and were actually afraid of the Owners catching us. We walked to friends' homes.

We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on Mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls.

We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of...They actually sided with the law.

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

And you're one of them. Congratulations!

Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids, before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.

For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read about us.

This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and it might put a smile on your face:

The majority of students in universities today were born in 1986........They are called youth.

They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children, and the Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel. They have never heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda Carlisle.

For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Viet nam

. AIDS has existed since they were born. CD's have existed since they were born.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't Imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are films from last year.

They can never imagine life before computers.

They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the Famous Five.

They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You. They can't believe a black and white television ever existed. And they will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.

Now let's check if we're getting old...

1. You understand what was written above and you smile.

2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.

3. Your friends are getting married/already married.

4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computers.

5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.

6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time around.

7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good old days, repeating again all the funny things you have experienced together.

8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other friends because you think they will like it too...

Feb 9, 2006

more photos updates....

some photos frm our recent holidays....in no particular order...

tok umi 64th surprise birthday cake, we have to hide the cake in the library. tok umi wif baby M

this is one big project in peenang

sup hameed wif roti benggali....sedap giler!!!

the 'pewter' jewellery box i got frm batu fering version of PS. the price started at 80...manage to push it to 50....took it. found the same thing at another stall...price started at 55...which mean i can push it much much more cheaper...damn!!!! looking at the 2nd pix....i'm actually quite impress wif my collection of bracelets....ader berapa erk?? my dream jewellery box is actually a very big box made frm wood. saw one in subang parade but the inner part is just plain wood...i wanted velvet. found this and grab it even though i knew there is not enough space for my broochs...the big broochs.

got this for 40 bucks at big field....cheap huh...thanks my ummi

mr evil's lunch at nasi kandar kayu

kerang and sotong bakar

Feb 8, 2006

Sweet Bitter Pill

..last week was a long weekend for both of us...Took the friday off before CNY and drove to Penang on Thrusday night. Wifey got a sudden meeting there, so i volunteered to drove her there..What a nice husband i am..hehehe

Spent the weekend in Penang with all the confusing roads and kiasu drivers...It was nice to just let loose and hang out.. minus the countless sms or call from the boss requesting updates on my sales progress..sheesh..can't you just leave me alone!!!

view frm our room

I know my cust dun celebrate CNY, but i think since we are a multicultured society.."semangat muhibah" we all Malays too kinda join in the frenzy..look at the traffic jam...

Anyway, coming back to Penang story..we stayed in CityBayview..a 3 star hotelmi guess..loud banging music from the club..lousy breakfast menu..exactly same as Seri Malaysia menu..But i was excited for the wireless option for the guest.. I requested the prepaid card from the reception and their reply was.." it was out of stock for month..the vendor from spore have not came back to us" I was like..WTF..ur promoting this option on the counter..yet you dun have it...Since i really need an internet connection..i kinda loose it with the reception..an innocent bystander...hehehe sorry dude...

So, with no wireless, I wanted to use the land line to get connected..but warned by wifey not to use as it would be charge in the rooms later...sigh..In a MSC state here, but I just could not get online..it's a nightmareeee!!

So, my last plan was to go online..with my handphone..I've thought about this for awhile..after i bought my 6260 which have a modem function but never tried it before..so..as a geek like i am..i align my hp beside my thinkpad and activate the infra red...then connect both of these device...and launch the nokia suite app..after tinkering for quite sometime with the settings..i was online..Heaven on earth....hehehe....a very slow heaven experience i might add. Feels like surfing in the 90's where the fastest modem was 14.4kbps...Blazing speed..burning rubber...
GPRS connection was around 11-14kbps around here...When can malaysia have Wimax..or at least 3G...hmmm, probably its time for me to change to 3G phone instead..hunney..Whaddaya think?

I was online during the and happily replicating my email when it struck me..gprs are costed per kb downloaded..i quickly glanced thru the meter and it was already 7mb downloaded..Did a quick calculation for it and it was like 70 bucks..f**K!! Called up helpdesk to confirm the charges and turned pale...i'm broke for a 15 min of pleasure on heaven...now i know to surf after 12midnite for a half rate...Mental Note!!

We arrived in Alor Staq on sat afternoon..and i practically park my butt on the dining chair looking for anything edible...My MIL do cook nice stuff...but not as good as you hunn..hehehe..from there on..i'm like the big eating machine..day in day out...now that's a vacation.....we went to fenot's wedding on Monday...another eating frenzy...think i'm too spoilt for food...too many choices...soo limited time..

Went to Padang besar with the rest of the family during the weekdays...shopping around for stuff...i'm just the designated supir..i always wanted to buy that bonsai plant...but i have my doubt to take care of it. Officially, my ulam pegaga already gone to heaven plant....probably too miserable living with me..ooh yeah.. while we're in Penang.. we dropped by to Penang version of petaling street in batu ferenghi..damn its nice...lots of fake goods...at a good price...alot of tourist shopping around with a garbage bag full of CK designer bags..and also..you wont be harrassed by the peddlers like the one in PS. They can be very annoying and scary...i tend not to even touch the stuff if i dun want to buy anything....And they always approached me for a porn vcd's...for the last time...leave me alone!! I bought a two iron balls in penang with a yin yang pattern on it..i like..hehehe..me like playing the balls..you rotate the two ball on ur palm...ok..that doesn't sound right...moving along....btw...i'm not a porn freak...

Coming back to kedah...zooming in pdg besar...she spent most of the time in the jewellery shop..buying loads of beads..and me waiting for them bored to death. While we're in another outlet...buying a wood vase...i could really see the bargaining skills from my MIL..she's rock.. I can believe she can haggle the poor ol pregnant lady like crazy..I dun want to be in her shoes...I was already sympathize the pregnant lady..afraid she might burst with the kind of onslaught my MIL is giving...another mental..never sell anything to ur MIL..eventhough ur in sales...i think she eats salesmen for appetizer...me very afraid!!

We made it alive during the trip and later that night wifey decided to go back to big field the next day...I was like dumbstruck..huh!!Am i missing something here..we just cameback and yet she wanted to go there again tomorrow...

As a loving and understanding husband as i am....not to the level of pissed of..we went there again..just the 2 of us...luckily...there was not much shoppers as its already working day in here..and guess you can bargain better price...she bought more beads and i just stood there doing nothing..what my life have become...

"i tak suka B**i M**** and Uncle Gla**e* balik, i tak dpt tgk astro"

The rest of the days was routine..get up late..breakfast..read paper..fighting over the remote with my niece Kelly..she's 8, so everybody can guess who wins the remote...i dun watch disney channel for a very long time now...go for lunch..sleep..wake up...go out for dinner...and watch more tv...exactly like ayam ternak minus the astro lah....

We cameback to KL on sat evening..ran thru a recent accident scene with a guy lying on the road face down..i just dun wanna watch that...at least wifey were awake till we reached damansara tolls..quite a feat..as record shows she'll be counting sheeps within the 1st hr of the journey....
Ok...better stop now...or i wont stop at all...its been awhile i've not blogged this long before...think the long holidays do brings a breath of fresh air...rejuvenated...

Btw, the title of sweet bitter pill usually refers to drug related stuff...but i'm just rekindling the memories of my friends in a-level who banded to together and called themselves SBP..and life like this...its a sweet bitter pill to swallow............

on work and life

:: yesterday was the happiest day in my life - work related. i manage to get the figures on the system and on my record rite at the first count on my giant calculator. big grin the whole day. for some of you it might not be a big deal...but for me working with figures and i mean big figures for the past 2 years, it really felt great!!!

:: but today, on personal matter...i felt so down. things happen for a reason. whatever the reason is, you have to accept it and learn to appreciate it eventhough it is heart-wrenching.


p/s: dont bother buzzing me...oi oi me on YM.....will only get it hours and hours later

Feb 6, 2006


i never like that song...gemeelung....i think that song is a hit becoz of the powerful vocal of jacq (tp td dia nyanyi ader seket pelek laaa). i was hoping awan yg dok berpilu tuh menang...so shweet la that song.....sesuatuh sangat neeng pakai kain batik masa final aejayel...hahahhaha...tp boringnyerr aejayel tahun ni.