Monday, December 31, 2007

The last post of 2007

Okay, just one last post for the last day of 2007 *sniff!

I wanted to write about what I've achieved in 2007, to remind myself that I'm not a failure just because I don't earn as much as my friends, or drive a car as flashy as theirs. Life means much more than money and possessions. Not a cliché. I truly believe that life is about experiences and how happy you are with what you have and who you are.

What I don't believe in is New Year's resolutions because I hate setting targets and forcing myself to do something I don't want to :)

2007 Achievements
  • Maintained a long-distance relationship... over 3 years now and counting!
  • Went to England with entire family in tow and survived
  • Went to Dublin with Grandpa G and survived arctic temperatures
  • Designed and organised entire February 2007 OTE (almost) on my own
  • Quit depressing and unfulfilling job
  • Started own company
  • Got a TV in my room
  • Had sexy French guy stay at mine and teach me rude French words
  • Okay I know this is not a 2007 achievement, but I can't stop thinking about it - I'm going to watch Cirque du Soleil next month!!! (just had to gloat)

(I really have to find a new nickname for Grandpa G. After all, I'm already nudging the number of years he was when we first met.)

See y'all, and have a great New Year celebration! I'm off to get dressed now. Peace and love to all!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Something to watch

Stumbled onto quite a brilliant movie on Star Movies earlier called The Darwin Awards.

Starring (an incredibly attractive) Joseph Fiennes and Winona Ryder, it's got a spattering of stars throughout the show like David Arquette, Wilmer Valderrama (That 70s Show) and even Metallica! It's quirky, indie and really fun. You could say it's something like Along Came Polly, but this is cleverer.

Seems like the Fiennes brothers (Ralph and Joseph) have some kind of magnetic quality onscreen. I always find myself drawn to them when I watch their films. Especially in romantic roles (excuse me while I swoon). Gotta love them.

Ooh, just found out they're from an aristocratic family related to the Windsors. Gotta love them more now :P

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Cuz my mother told me

I have a pet peeve. I feel really put off when I hear someone saying "I can't drink cold drinks during my period or I'll get a stomach ache" and other old wives' tales.

Following these old wives' tales puts restrictions on yourself, and once you follow one, you're gonna have to follow another one and before you know it, you're busy counting the number of times you turn the lock on your door, the number of steps it takes to the bathroom from the bed and the number of times you brush your teeth from left to right.

Get with the times, people! Listen to Jamiroquai, bounce around the room and get rid of the superstitious shit people have been telling you. Use your own brain and the tools we have... if you hear a superstition you're not sure about, go search for it online, go watch Mythbusters... just don't follow something blindly and expect me to follow it too when the reason you give me is "cuz my mother told me".

(Incidentally, my sister tells me that she read in her Girlfriend magazine that drinking cold drinks during your period causes cancer cuz apparently, it clots your blood (??) and could form something that causes cancer *shrug*)

PHOTOS: Random

Some photos for your amusement.

Boxing Day post

'Tis the season to be sick!

I'm just recovering from a sore throat and flu, but so many other people are still sick. Must be all the late nights and drinking everyone's doing.

Went to my aunt's house last night for her Christmas do. My extended family only gives presents to kids, so I was wondering if I was still going to be considered a kid. Had my fingers crossed! Even if it's just chocolates, it's nice to open presents.

Well, yes, in fact, I DID get presents (yippee!) but missed out on one particularly important box. You see, my aunt gave me some money in a gift box, but someone distributed that box to someone else (who the heck else has a name like mine??! Grrrrr!) and so I am poorer for the mistake. Someone's loss is someone's gain, I suppose. Sigh.

Christmas Day itself was a bit of a blur for me. I was feeling pretty dense because I hadn't slept AT ALL the night before. Went to Hotel Maya for Jason L's birthday do. Stayed the night but couldn't sleep cuz three sleepyheads grabbed the bed early on and left me and a few others the lovely floor. It was so bloody hard and the room was so bloody cold... and I only had a small towel to cover myself with :(

So I was feeling prreeettttyyy whoozy and headachey on Christmas. Played with some magnetic building stuff my kid sisters got for Christmas... super fun!

Anyway, had a good night's sleep last night, and going for some street dancing class later so I should have another good night's rest tonight. Hope you guys had a great Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007

A Christmas rant

Had the craziest night at Bar Club yet. I even have a huge circular bruise on my right foot! And that was just from some guy stepping on it. Thank goodness I don't have any bruises from all the falling down... goodness knows how many times I was dragged down by very very tipsy people!

Anyway, as Christmas is just round the corner, I'd like to wish everyone Merry Christmas!

You know what? It's one of the best times of the year, but this year, thinking about it just makes me stressed. Bad enough that people will be holding Christmas parties during the day and night, but do people have to have birthdays on Christmas and Christmas Eve?

Parents, can you please be more considerate to yourselves and to others, and try to conceive at a time when the baby won't be born any time near a huge holiday? Thank you!

So not only do I have family dos and Christmas parties to attend, I've got two birthdays! And I want to/have to go to all of em! Streeeeeesssssssssss..............

And maybe it's my fault for booking my trip to UK at this time of the year, but spending on Christmas and birthday presents has sapped my holiday fund dry. What to do... what to do....

I think I read somewhere that the presents you give says a lot about yourself. I guess it's kinda true. I usually like to get arty crafty stuff, books, or even toys which look like my old ones, for my younger cousins. And this year I've got quite into flowers and I find myself looking at flowers for other people as well. Scary thought?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 is shameless has launched a radio campaign badmouthing another local English language radio station. You've probably heard it before. It's about how successful people listen to Hitz, but after tuning into --- FM, they become dorks. Switching back to Hitz, they regain their social status as the hippest of the hippest in town!

I think it's firstly, a stupid ad, because no one is going to be taken in nor even intrigued by it for a second unless they're 12 years old. Secondly, they tell people not to "go for cheap imitations, and go for original". There IS a difference between pirated CDs, bags and radio stations! Sounds like Hitz wants to eliminate (instead of challenge) competitors which is so juvenile (wonder if the Morning Crew thought of this campaign) because healthy competition is GOOD! How else will they improve? isn't all that great. Their DJs say the same things over and over again and are not remotely entertaining to anyone above the age of 13 (my sister's 16 and she thinks they speak very unintelligently as well). The only one worth listening to is Adam C cuz he knows when something is interesting and when it's not.

I would love to comment on each DJ's annoying qualities but it's kinda mean when I put it here for all to see! I just have to mention Jools/Jules though... her voice and accent is really irritating. So fake and well, just irritating! Every time I hear her voice on the radio, I literally change the channel. So does my sister. So does my mum! Tell me, is that good for business?

A bit of advice for everyone who listens to radio. Listen to BBC 1 online and that will really expand your listening experience. This is how good radio DJs are. We used to have them in Yasmin Yusof, and dare I say it... Patrick Teoh, in the old days (like I'm so old!), but now it's just all about how good you look in person or how mixed your ethnicity is. Have even an inch of each of those and you're a DJ for Hitz.

Monday, December 17, 2007

PHOTOS: Bar Club

As some of you know, I'm going to England next month for a 2-month break. It'll be my first time arriving in the middle of winter and it's freaking me out kinda! Last time I was spending time with Gary it was at the start of spring, but it was still having remnants of the long, cold winter. I was missing warm weather so much and not having to put on so many layers every day.

But it'll be fun.

Some of the fun I've had so far is buying winter coats! Yummy!

I have two already which I think is sufficient (winter coats are so expensive!). One short, sporty one for casual, and a long classy one for nights out. Had to make sure the coats were made mostly of wool otherwise what's the point? Mumsy Bumsy and I found a super stylish red coat from Zara Woman yesterday that's made of 100% wool, but was unfortunately a short jacket and Mumsy Bumsy, being the practical one, refused to buy it for me. In the end, we bought a nice, elegant black wool trench.

Oh, and don't worry about me being away for two months next year... I'll definitely be posting still. And putting up loads of pictures!

Which reminds me, a whole zoo of us hung out at Bar Club on Saturday night and as Carrot so sweetly left a comment here that I would get a hot photo of myself that night, I forced her to take some with her camera (I don't have one *sniff).

Thanks for the photos, Carrot!

This is from the week before, same venue.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

An apple a day...

... keeps the doctor away?

Is that really true? What do apples do for you anyway? Is it safe to actually take one a day, or should we be alternating them with other fruits? Apples are quite acidic, aren't they?

Random question, I know, but I'm curious.

One question I asked Gwyn L last night was, "Do prawns have brains?" We were eating these humongous prawns cooked with green stuff (pesto, I think) and she started at the head and said they tasted mushy. So we thought about it for a few seconds, but didn't find an answer.

Her boyfriend decided not to waste his time thinking about such a useless question.

Glad the weekend is here

I used to dread the weekends cuz it meant being busy with family and friends, all packed into two wee days...

Which meant 5 blissful days of 'me' time! Except now I'm so busy with work, I'm thankful for the weekends. When I'm at "work" (aka. home), I have a fridge full of food and two TVs at my disposal, but I feel so obligated to do work because all my clients are! At least during the weekends I can say, hey, it's the weekend and I'm not obliged to work for you okay??!

So here I am, lying on the bed with my laptop, Facebooking.

I'm getting rather tired of Facebook actually. Tired of biting people, throwing sheep, sending booze, Scrabbling... the list goes on. Now I'm just looking at people's friends to see if there are any cute guys. None so far. Lots of hot girls though. Wonder if I should change my profile picture to something resembling a hot me.

Nope, can't find one :)

(Wonder if anyone will be taking pictures tomorrow night at Bar Club?)

Friday, December 07, 2007

California Fitness service is the dumps

Went to California Fitness in Mid Valley a few days ago to start the 1 month trial.

I arrived at 9pm hoping to go for the 9pm street dancing class, but the girl at the reception refused to let us in till we had signed up properly for a pass. Okay, fine, since the class is about to start, can I enter first and leave the forms for the member who brought me to fill up? Oh no, you have to do it yourself. You should have come half an hour earlier.

How do we bloody know it takes a time-wasting half an hour to bring a guest with a trial pass in?

As if it wasn't annoying enough that we couldn't go in without all this fuss, the girl had to go and say "You should have come half an hour earlier. This is procedure." like we were professionals of registration. She was so uppity about it, I was about to retort when another guy at the reception turned to us and said, "Anyway, you can't go in now because warm up session has started."

I looked at the clock. It was exactly 9pm. What warm up session? The timetable says class starts at 9pm but there's a warm up session before that? So I asked that snooty faced guy, "What time is the warm up session supposed to be? How come it's not on the timetable?" And without a word, he turns back to do whatever he was doing before irritating me.

Bloody... !!

The only saving grace was the manager looking guy who explained the procedures to us nicely, albeit with bad english. Still didn't stop me from fuming about the uppity and snooty service people there. If they don't prove to be nicer in the one month I use their facilities, I'm SO not gonna sign up with them even though they're nearby!