Saturday, July 29, 2006

Mr. Cappuccino Butt

Last week was bitter – initially Celtic & Wyatt was supposed to visit our northern territories, then all of a sudden Boss ask me to join them :( It could have been a fun road trip…but with these 2 people, it just spoils everything. Celtic and Wyatt were very nice; of course they were faking it…and so am I :) Nonetheless, it was a good outing, we did local market analysis, visited some key people in the industries and networking.

This week was delightful. Some amazing things happen – plenty of new assortments to play with, figures have been consistently on the rise, got our Q2 incentives and Nikolai was promoted plus this weekend is Nikolai’s birthday as well :) Juan, Tommy and myself organized a birthday lunch at COCA; invited Joachim along too. We did not expect Nikolai’s superior to come but I think Joachim accepted it as a politeness. The steamboat buffet was tasty. We spent close to 3 hours laughing and nattering away about nothing in particular. We certainly can’t say much in front of Joachim anyway :) After lunch, Tommy, Nikolai & myself hang out at Coffee Bean for our private bitching :) It was wonderfully simple, relaxed, casual and down to earth.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Eye on Everything's

Deary me. What a hectic week this has been.

The Italians won the World Cup + everything is back to its normality + life has been a bit testy for me + project deadlines + a bad headache + a bruised thigh (I knock myself against a metal table) + driving a van that has a cold (it actually shivers – I am so afraid that it will break down anytime now) + lots of eggtarts :)

However on the bright side, today is Tommy’s birthday! So Nikolai & myself organized a birthday lunch at DELICIOUS; Bangsar Village for some alfresco dining in the company of loved ones :) Tommy was disappointed that they don’t serve chill beer. Hence after makan, we brought Tommy to THE TALK – it was nice and cozy as we sat quietly, sipping our beers, gossiping, bitching (as usual Nikolai has many juicy tales to share), gaze off into the far horizon and think about this & that. For a few hours, I totally forgot about the pending deadlines, housework, bills and other problems in the soup of life.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Sometimes You Have To Go A Little Crazy To Stay A Little Sane

OK…so I was wrong. The Germans did not manage to march into the finals. Instead in its place were the Italians. Bad German defense aside, I have actually forgotten how beautiful Alessandro Del Piero is! He was so hot and sexy. Together with Totti, Zidane, Figo – they were like the soon-to-be-retire players, but it was great watching them in action, strutting their stuff on the pitch and to have that final glory. Physical fitness is one thing but experiences do play a vital role as well. The French team has proved that those aging legs of theirs can still pose danger to their opponents. So who will it be? The Azzurri’s or Les Bleus? 1-0 – to the French :)

This week has been very happening. We had a K session the other night; organized by Nikolai – with the presence of Wyatt, Eloise and Stavros. Eloise and Stavros are Boss’s new recruit. But Tommy pointed out that we need an alliance, we need a source; as effective as CNN to report back to us on what Boss & Co. are up to :) So we were not socializing but actually working…overtime…and are not entitle to any entertainment claims :)

We watched ‘Superman Returns’ as well. The movie was boring. Simple storyline, no thrills, no fun. Only this time the special effects look much more real and convincing than those made during the Christopher Reeves era. Disney Pixar’s ‘Cars’ was even better. The cars have such cute animated expressions and they have emotions too.

Yesterday night we celebrated our Q2 with a seafood buffet at Hyatt Saujana and all night party at RP :) A night where everyone was not well-behaved :)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Mechanical Bride

[x] You take your shoes off before entering the house.
[x] You eat rice often.
[ ] You use chopsticks.
[x] You can speak an Asian language.
[x] Your parents want good grades from you.
[x] Your parents insist you don't date until college.
[ ] Your parents want you to go to Berkeley or some other good university like that. Stanford or Harvard, even better.
[ ] Your parents believe in Feng Shui.
[ ] You listen to those horoscopes/zodiac signs.
[ ] Your parents love to gossip with the other parents about you.
[ ] You have relatives other than your immediate family living with you.
[x] Most or all of your friends are Asian.
[ ] You don't even know 10 people who aren't Asian.
[x] Your ancestors came from Asia.
[ ] You are obsessed with the computer and can't get enough.
[ ] You know how to put a computer together.
[x] You listen to Asian music.
[x] You can actually understand the lyrics.
[x] You have to keep things from your parents, even if they're not bad, because you know they'd THINK it's bad.
[ ] Your relatives love to bring you clothes that are bright in color with cute cartoons on them. If you're lucky, it might even have English words on them that don't make sense.
[x] You love your ethnic food.
[ ] You have taken/still take piano and/or violin.
[ ] Classical music is the best music ever, next to Asian music.
[ ] You are good at math.

Amount if x multiply by 4.
Put the product as I AM 44% Asian.
Yeah, I don't have that much roots in me :)

PS: A disastrously outing for the English as they went down to the Portuguese :( They could have played a better game. France beat Brazil :) astonishing but splendid!
The Final Destination – Germany vs. France.