Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It's been one week

Happy one week anniversary!

So, finally moved into the apartment last week. Everything is still a mess. Stuff in boxes, boxes and more boxes. I thought that I'd have more time to clean up and sort out stuff once I'm there but that hasn't been the case.

Yes! My laziness has kicked in yet again.

That; accompanied by the completed download of 23 books of Skip Beat! I'm almost done with that and there's already 2 other procrastinating projects awaiting. LOL

I should really start on unpacking those boxes BEFORE I start on those projects.

It's been pretty nice nonetheless.

Still open to donations of TV rack, TV, vacuum cleaner, etc, etc ...

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the lookout for shorts

Does anyone know where I can go to look for a new pair (or two) of shorts?

I call them going-out shorts as opposed to working/at-home shorts. Y'know, the dressier ones where you pair it up with a killer pair of heels and your friends think you're over dressed?

The last pair of going-out shorts I had was from a little shop in Asian Avenue in Sunway Pyramid. Didn't see any that caught my eyes when I went there last. The fad must have faded.

But I've always liked shorts.

In a hot hot country like this, shorts and tank tops are like staple wear for me. I wear them so much that even my semi-going-out shorts have tears in them and is now fit for the trash.

So ...
... gimme links
... gimme shop names and location

... cause I'm just too lazy waste time going to the shops and seeing nothing I like.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Shining and bleak

Shining ...
... the apartment is almost livable. Well, it's livable now but there's a problem with the tap outlet of the dry kitchen which I hope will be resolved this weekend.

So, possible move in this weekend.

Bleak ...
... on the work front, there has been some bad news coming in. Not able to disclose it as yet but it's not looking good.



Sunday, August 02, 2009

Short + Sweet: Dance - Gala Night

And the pieces for the Short + Sweet: Dance's Gala Night are:

  1. Aku
    • choreographer: Dalili Azahari
    • dancers: Safia Hanifah, Siti Farrah Abdullah
    • To question is a journry to self -understanding.
  2. Passive
    • choreographer: Leng Poh Gee
    • dancers: Hii Ing Fung, Jasmine Lee Mei Ling, Nancy Ng Pei Yu
    • Some choreographers complained that I'm passive, which I just subject to an action without responding or initiating an action in return. Actually, I'm shy ...
  3. Walking With Angels
    • choreographer: Kerry-Ann Khoo
    • dancers: Pui Theng, Rozmin Rahid, Dalila, James Kan, Chai Song Voon
    • "Angels are principally the guardians of our spirits. Their function is not to do our work for us, but to help us do it ourselves, by God's grace." - Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angel's Little Instruction Book
  4. Mirror
    • choreographer: Lorna Hoong
    • dancers: Chew Sie Theng, Mohd Hafizul Aimi bin Roslan, Sufi Ashraf bin Mohd Azman, Wan Tiara Azira binti Wan Ibrahim
    • There is only reflection ... no difference.
  5. Zapin Berangin
    • choreographer: Nabil Abdullah
    • dancers: Mohd Firdaus bin Ibrahim, Amirul safuan bin Kamaludin, Herman Anak Bidin, Nik Faizal bin Hazmi, Sarah Shafreena bin Mohd Hassan, Zulkarnain bin Abdul Rahman, Intan Syaffinaz binti Sahharim, Siti Sarah binti Rosli, Nik Nur Nadia binti Nik Ismail, Rozie Julian, Nabil Abdullah, Norshila binti Md Isa
    • Gabungan asli dan komtemporari - dengan kombinasi tarian kipas yang disulami pelbagai warna, menunjukkan kemeriahan dan kemesraan masyarakat di Malaysia.
  6. Shades Of The Moon
    • choreographer: Weijun
    • dancers: Weijun, Tan Su Lin, Suhaili Micheline
    • Shades of the moon is little about the moon and all about the shades. Featuring music, dance, choreography, video, computer-graphic, animation, imaging and design by Weijun.
  7. Nunuk Ragang
    • choreographer: BB Ostella Adam
    • dancers: BB Ostella Adam, Doralisa Lee, Joanna Tan, Grace Quah, Callista Chuah, Melissa Wong, Eric Lim, Yharsmeen Naharuddin, Gayathri Paary
    • Based on a Sabahan legend that tells why the Dusun/Kadazan tribe left their original homeland of the same name to spread across the rest of Sabah.
  8. Hungry For Hope
    • choreographer: Shuba Jayaretnam
    • dancers: Harshini Sukumaran, Shuba Jayaretnam
    • In many ways, the rich and poor are interconnected. We are sharing a common place and every act good or bad, creates a wave of movement.
  9. Nerds Gone Nuts
    • choreographer: Suhaili Micheline
    • dancers: Fadzli Jay, Naim Syahrazad, Janice Yong, Illia, Siti Amellia, Teo May Jean.
    • I am no 1.
  10. Diaries 09
    • choreographer: Michael Xavier Voon
    • dancers: Michael Xavier Voon, Wee Jung Jieh, Pui Fook Chien, Choong Wei Li, Ng Shu Mun, Cheang Zu-Er
    • No Vigil + No Black + No Speech
Do come and support you favorite piece! If you don't know which to support, just shout ARAMAITI.
Tickets for Gala Night (tonight, Sunday, Aug 2) are $40 ($25 for students, senior citizens, the disabled) can be purchased at KLPac box-office (03-4047 9000) or visit www.klpac.org for more details.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Test before you assume

4. Question authority.

... One of the oldest living renegades, Siddhartha Gautama (also known as the Buddha) once said, “Do not believe anything that you’ve been told, unless it agrees with your own common sense.” The same advice applies 2,000 years later. Listen to yourself first, before you listen to the experts. Test before you assume.
Jonathan Mead's article in Zen Habits lists this as one of the traits of the Free Man.

The liong-liong that charbo and I went to calls this subborness. In fact, that's about the only thing she kept repeating, I have to stop being so stubborn and listen and follow what people says.

She mentioned that I would attempt something despite other's advise against it; even though there is a high possibility of failure and that I KNOW that it would fail. Just so that I prove it to myself that it indeed does not work!

I don't see a problem with that.

If you don't touch a boiling kettle, how do you know for a fact that it would burn?

Monday, June 08, 2009

How do you make additional moolah without having a second job?

The cost of the kitchen is just escalating. Mom says that I shouldn't keep complaining that CuzS is expensive but what do you do when it's fact?

At this rate, I'm just 'yes-ing' to everything that I originally wanted anyway and be damned the cost cause I want to get it over with. My tiny (well, maybe not so tiny) kitchen is about to cost as much as my brother's which is probably 1.5 times bigger than mine.

*sigh* So, now, how do I pay for it? Is it possible to earn anything this way? Maybe not to the extreme of everything but I know I have lots of things that are still usable but I no longer use.

If these were my stuff, would you buy them for maybe RM5/RM10 a piece? Pick-up only?

Monday, May 25, 2009

calliepod might be dying

I think calliepod is dying.

Half the time I plug it in to pull new songs from iTunes, she just hangs.

She doesn't load in iTunes; in fact, she kills iTunes. The 'Do not disconnect' remains constantly on screen with no graceful way of ejecting her from the PC. It remains after you pull off the cables and there's no way to turn her off except to wait for her powers to drain.

She seems to have a spurt of life after the power drain but on the next connection to iTunes, she just dies again. :(

Must make room to transfer everything from calliepod soon. Lest I loose everything I have entrusted to her.

No! No! You're still too young!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All systems go ... almost

Finally managed to get the request for renovation back from my uncle. He & his friends will be doing my plaster ceiling, wiring, installation, plumbing ... etc. etc. Still need him and my cousin who's doing my kitchen together so that they can discuss what goes where. Hopefully I can get them to agree on a time this Saturday. Cousin was suppose to call back earlier with the timing but never did. Will have to give her a call tomorrow.

Psyched! Can finally start soon!

Just need to fill up the rest of the forms and hand it in to the management office for approval.

Should be able to move in by the end of May? *fingers crossed*

Is that an auspicious time for moving in?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dining area

So, I have a 9x9 wall right in the middle of my rectangular space in my apartment which holds my living-dining-dry kitchen; in that order. I've been changing my thoughts on what I want for that wall a few times now and currently, this is what I think I want.

The wall, instead of olive green, I want it in red.
Plus black gothic chandelier.
The dining set that I've bought is similar to the one shown but not exactly the same.

Would this be too bold?
Would I be able to get those glass tiles here?
Can I afford them?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sneaky teacher

I have been thinking whether I should continue with my Tuesday Latin class because I was looking for a technique class while the class is mainly a beginners class. Then on the last class, the teacher actually did some technique. Now I'm wondering, yet again, if I should continue.

That's one sneaky move, κΉ€ μ„ μƒλ‹˜!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

KWSP Approved

Yes! Application for withdrawal approved. Cash was in my account within a week.
Literally ... A WEEK! Shockers from a government section, don't you think?
Well, I was pleasantly shocked when I saw the amount.

So, now all I've gotta do is wait for confirmation from my contractor uncle on when he's able to start on my apartment.

Oh yeah, I'll need to get the form back from him to pass to the apartment management for approval. So mah fan to renovate your own place! Urgh!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Application for KWSP Withdrawal ... Attempt 2


Handed over the forms and accompanying documents successfully today.

Hope it gets approved quickly.

Pray for me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Application for KWSP Withdrawal ... Attempt 1

So near yet so far.
Was already there at the counter.

Copies of documents ... CHECK
Original S&P .... CHECK
Original bank loan offer letter ... CHECK
Bank book ... CHEc... er ... where is it? Where did it go??? I don't remember taking it out of the application envelop. It should be in there!!!

But it's not.

Praying hard that it's at home! If it is, I will go for Attempt 2 tomorrow morning. *fingers crossed*

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring cleaning

The mess that is my room now. After effects of renovations to the joint bathroom.

Is your room normally messier than this?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What can you do when you've missed your flight?

Well, definitely not what the lady did!
Actually, other than not being able to reach her destination at the pre-supposed time or not being able to afford a transfer to the next flight, I don't know why the woman would go about as she did.

I couldn't wholly understand what she was crying out. What I hear was ...
Lady: (a bunch of cries) Why wouldn't they let me in? (more intelligible cries)
Ground staff: Not to worry, we will help place you on the next flight out.
Younger guy: How can you help? (Author's note: Is it cause they don't have money to pay for the transfer?)
(more intelligible cries)

My experience of missing a flight was during my flight out to Amsterdam with my aunt from Liverpool airport. We were actually early to the airport and about 30 minutes early at the security check leading to the boarding gates. Little did I know, that past the doorway of the initial security check, is a flight of stairs leading to the security scans. There was already a substantially long queue towards the doorway and the queue continues through the flight of stairs.

By the time that we got to the gate, we were late for boarding. Why?

  1. We didn't cut the queue cause we didn't know it was going to take that long!

  2. Once we've passed the doorway and was queuing along the stairs, there were no call for late passenger, or at least we couldn't hear the call and therefore, didn't know that we were late.

  3. There are no priority lines for late passengers.

So, what could we do?
We could have just grabbed our luggages and go home, or, cough up the cash and pay for a flight transfer. They staff nicely helped us do all that and thanks to my aunt for paying cause I was running low on cash. Either way, I need to get to Amsterdam because my flight back to KL is from Amsterdam.

So, we paid for the transfer, stashed our lugguages at the temporary holding area (again fork out cash) and took a bus to the nearby shopping strip and window shopped.

Therefore, as long as you are willing and able to pay for the transfer, there shouldn't be a reason to trash around like that ... would you?

Have you had a missed flight where you really felt like throwing down and start trashing on the floor like the woman did?

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Who are you calling fat?!

Darn sad!!!!
Met some fellow ex-ensemble mates from PGL went I went to watch the show a few hours ago.
The first thing --zoni said to me was ... yo! Why so fat?!

Darn it!
Truth ... At 50kg then I was probably the skinniest that I have ever been, since quitting ballet at 15, while I was doing the show about 4 years ago?
Truth ... I have gained approximately 5kg since then.
Truth ... I'm only about 153cm.

Is that considered fat?


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