Saturday, May 31, 2008

kiss kiss

Don’t you hate it when

(1) There is a huge sale and you see everything you want or need but not available in your size?

(2) You came back from work; tired, looking forward to an early sleep only to discover that you have visitors at home that you have to entertain?

(3) You spend the longest time trying to decide on what you want to have for dinner only to learn that the dish that you have ordered is not being served today?

(4) People say you look good…then start commenting on how you can improve on your appearance?

(5) You walk into a store and all ten sales people decide to chime “Welcome, Welcome’ in unison.

(6) You shop around in a clothing store only to have a sales person follow you around and straightening everything that you just touched?

Yeah I know. I shouldn’t be hard on these matters.

Monday, May 26, 2008

kiss the rain

Date: 25th May 2008
Time: 7pm
Place: Marco Polo Restaurant, Jalan Raja Chulan
Congrats to Agnes & Chee Hoo on your wedding :)

I haven’t seen them in ages…and it feels truly good to sit down and catch up with The Circle again on this joyous ocassion – CZ, IVY, Jo, Sue, Jennifer and Chriss.
We were there for almost 3 hours. Talking, laughing, eating, drinking.
It was a very loving moment :) We laughed so much.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Tin Man Finds His Heart

Movie: Iron Man.

Absolutely fab!
The Iron Man gleams in red & gold, slick and striking. And all the air action is seamless and impressive :)
It has heart, has weight, has drama, has chuckle.
Robert Downey Jr. is sexy and I love his goatee :)
I enjoyed Tony Stark’s charismatic, edgy and cheeky character as he swaggers and staggers his way towards heroism. He is likeable and fashionable. The standard capitalist, playboy swine, oppressor of the working class, collaborator of the imperialist; wrapped up in his own little lavish bubble, heedless of the destruction his creations are wrecking around the world who later begins to spout a conscience to stop making weapons, to stop wanton killing and wants world peace. What a 360 degrees change.
It is very surprising that Iron Man is very different from the other superhero movie because the focus is on the character and not on the alter ego. Robert defined Iron Man. So in the Iron Man movie, the audiences see the star as Tony Stark. I can’t think of any other superhero movies that are like that. You know when they cast Tobey Maguire, Spiderman was the star, not Peter Parker. And the same thing with Batman; Christian Bale is famous for being Batman but not Bruce Wayne. People remember Brandon Routh for Superman, did they remember him as Clark Kent?

Another unexpected surprise is Jeff Bridges – shaven-headed, bearded and larger than life.

Miss Pepper Potts (played by Gwyneth Paltrow) – she was plain but there was something very attractive about her. There is chemistry between Stark and Potts; a subtle but palpable kind of sexual tension just under the surface, whose allure lies precisely in the fact that it should not be pursued. Yet they wanted to :) Heck, I want them to. But in every step they move forward, they put on the brakes like they shouldn’t to. But they ought to.

*………… head is so complicated.
And everything is not all good.
It’s not a good place to be.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Oh yes…another chick lit :)
This book is way better than ‘Where Rainbows End’.
It is touchy-feely and it dutifully celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.
Profound, funny, heartbreaking, absorbing…and yet it manages not to be corny.
And I really like the idea of The List.

Here is how the story goes – Holly & Gerry were childhood sweethearts (very familiar isn’t it?), no one could imagine them without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry’s death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Holly discovers that Gerry has left her a bundle of notes, gently guiding her into her new life without him; each signed ‘PS, I Love You’.
The list is not only applicable to your spouse, but also to any members in the family and good friends. I think it really helps a lot in helping the person in dealing with grievances, coping with the sudden lost and most importantly, how to move forward and start living again. We can’t stop living just because our loved ones have move on to heaven.
I’m sure it was tough for Gerry’s character to write the last note:
Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you and remember, shoot for the moon…PS. I will always love you…
Gerry was taking note that once Holly’s have overcome her grievances, he might be remembered once in a while as Holly branch out on her own. That is life. It’s not a good idea to think about dying too much. We should think about LIVING! We should be excited about the life that we have now; and how to make as many good things happen in the time we have.

And now this book is being adapted to the silver screen; starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler. Hilary is the sexiest, yummiest, mysterious, electrifying and most exhilarating actress to watch. I really enjoyed her performance in the ‘Million Dollar Baby’ movie.

It is better to have lived and loved, than never to have loved at all :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

What's the truth?

It was another glorious day.
No demands at all! Perfect freedom! :)
The whole day stretches before me with unlimited opportunities.
Stress-free…reading, movie and ice cream :)
Life should be this simple!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

bagaikan Puteri

Yesterday, I spring-cleaned my wardrobe, sort out the old clothes, fold them up nicely and they are now nicely packed; ready to be donated off. After the chore, I went down to Damansara with a friend, to listen to a presentation on unit trust fund. I’m ready to invest a small portion of my money…but am not ready to be a recruited agent yet. When attending such seminars, there is always the unwanted pressure to sign-up on the spot. Unit trust interest rates are higher. It’s attractive. Fixed deposits interest rate is at 3.75%, EPF gives out 5.8% but unit trust interest rate is somewhere between 10% - 15%. Very high returns. I need to make my money grow :)

After that, we drop by at The Curve. I shopped and I bought 2 tops from the Mr. Men and Little Miss SeriesLittle Miss Giggles and Little Miss Naughty. And yes, I also went out and bought new underwears! :) I loooove buying clothes, accessories, underwears and books. I’ve always enjoyed The Curve’s flea market…there are so many choices with great bargains…the kiosks were spilling out with people, local designers bits and pieces, cool designer vintage clothes, art, accessories and handicrafts.
It was a relaxing weekend.
It was all good.

I received no news yet…I attended a Career Fair last Sunday…but so far the company that I wanted to join has not yet rung me up. There is not much place for me to go now…it’s either the French or the English; provided I still want to be in this line of work. Well, let’s nature takes its own course :) It was not a life choice. It was a necessary route.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

friends United

Isn’t this pencil bag cute? Simply adorable isn’t it? :) I bought it from Teddy Tales, cost me only RM5.00. I love the bright colors. I love beautiful things. Art, design, photography, rocks, flowers, landscapes, pottery, jewellery, textures, colors, buildings, people…unfortunately I’ve never been good in crafts. I only make mess :)
Now I can organized all of my junks and dump everything inside.

Agenda for today: spring-clean my wardrobe. Out with the old, in with the new :) I need to shop to get new clothes and accessories. It’s so easy to fall into the trap of dressing sloppy when you go out. But it’s also so surprising what something so simple – like a new underwear – can make you feel! :)

Agenda for the long weekend: get out more. The whole idea of being cooped up in the house sounds very unhealthy; physically and emotionally. Life is colorful and delightful. We should be sparkly and zesty. This positive thought will helps you become more effective in life, more open to criticism and are more willing to laugh at your own mistakes :) It's great when you become clearer of your own dreams and ambitions, and when you are able to put your plans into actions so that your visions can become realities.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

dunia baru

So, Malaysia and the rest of the world is facing a food crisis, food shortages…soaring food prices…everything is on the rise but my salary still remains the same! :(
The cause of the problem is a supply-demand imbalance. Demand is very strong. Supply is constrained. It is as simple as that. Supply is at the minimal because bad weather causes poor harvest, lower food reserves, growing consumer demand in China & India and higher oil prices. Now only the government starts talking about food security. I’ve been highlighting this issue since I was in college when I was doing an International Marketing project on the United Nations. I’ve learned so much on political science and international policies then. I would love to see this country providing these for its rakyat: sufficient employment, free education, affordable medical & free immunization programs, food security, sustainable & environmental-friendly development, energy & natural resources conservation and homeland security. Sadly, I don’t think we have any.
Politics have been very interesting and terrifying lately. Imaging if the Opposition can form the next government before the year ends.

Work Tales – We have launched our fifth and the first concept store in Subang in March. And now we are re-launching our Balakong and Cheras store soon. Hectic. But I’m very proud to be in this pioneer team. I have also helped them to set-up their first Stationary Department. I've laid the foundation for them. My masterpiece :) I’ve learned well from Ronnie and Juan…they taught me well. And now, I missed them.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Code Red

It was so embarrassing! Now the whole world knows about it!
Where am I going to hide this face of mine! How am I going to face them!
It is so humiliating! Arrrggghhh!
Really, it’s not like me to do something that sounds dodgy & dirty.
I wish…..that I was less silly, that I had more brains.

I’m not happy. Arrrggghhh!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

or perhaps not that silently

When I first saw you I already knew
There was something inside of you
Something I thought that I would never find
Angel of mine
I look at you, lookin' at me
Now I know why they say the best things are free
I'm gonna love you
Angel of Mine
How you changed my world you'll never know
I'm different now, you helped me grow
You came into my life sent from above
When I lost all hope you showed me love
Angel of Mine
Nothing means more to me than what we share
No one in this whole world can ever compare
Angel of Mine
What you mean to me you'll never know
Deep inside I need to show
You came into my life sent from above
When I lost all hope, you showed me love
Angel of mine
I never knew I could feel each moment
As if it were new
When I first saw you I already knew
There was something inside of you
Something I thought that I would never find
Angel of Mine
You came into my life sent from above
When I lost all hope you showed me love
Angel of Mine
How you changed my world you'll never know
I'm different now, you helped me grow
I look at you lookin' at me
Now I know why they say the best things are free
Angel of Mine

- Monica: Angel Of Mine -

Mum, I Love You.
Happy Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Massive Attack

Movie: Enchanted.
Baby sis enjoyed it very much…I find it cheesy. The only thing that held my attention throughout was Patrick Dempsey (McDreamy). He is drop dead delicious…slurp! :)
I wish NTV7 will air 'Grey’s Anatomy Season 4' ASAP.
Ok, back to the movie – the animated world colliding with the real world…nothing new. Roger Rabbit was the pioneer of such concept ages ago. But the theme – ‘Your One True Love', ‘Happily Ever After’…its very rare to achieve that in today’s reality world. But we must always have hope and faith. Couples, siblings, friends, families, communities…people will outgrown each other, people will have different values & directions on how they want to lead their lives. These differences (if do not manage properly) will lead to broken human relationships.

My grandma always reminded me (when I was staying with her in Perth) to find my other half who shares the same religion as mine, therefore we will have the same values; family values, lifestyle values, moral values that we want to impart onto our children. I didn’t fully grasp her meaning back then…but now I do. Sharing the same core values; it’s not compromise. It’s realignment. It’s very important for me that I can sit across from him and we talk. We bounce ideas, we laugh, we ramble, we connect. We talk about the stories of the past, the intricate details of the present and the big possibilities of the unwritten future. We share our dreams, our ideas, our goals, our plan for the future. We lay it all out on the table and we just work it out. Everyone wins. Everyone is inspired. I think both parties will come away refreshed, recharged, excited and refocused. It’s a damn good kinda love. I certainly don’t want to go through the kind of relationship that my parents are in…they’re dysfunctional (positive dysfunctional) :)

I can’t believe he’s gone.I miss him heaps.

I actually dislike writing about my hard times. I don’t like the idea of sharing negative stories on my blog. But sometimes, I guess there is much to be learnt from hard times. And you need to experience the bad moments to appreciate the good moments.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Gerak Khas

It’s hot here in KL. The humid weather has stormed in like an unannounced guest!

Work Tales – Been doing a lot lately; CK, CBE and SilverPins have been the latest project. Now I know how far I can go and where I stand. I want to live without Celtic…yet I can’t live without Celtic :) It’s sad, but I have to admit…I’m not that independent yet. I acknowledged that Celtic is way ahead than me, I’m lacking in experiences (that’s because Celtic is older than me) and perhaps I only need to polished some few rough edges that I have.
However, my target is that by the end of this year…I need to break out from these all. To them, I never seem to be good enough no matter how much I try. Because of this, I’m so afraid of not being able to do anything remotely smart…and I’ve a feeling that’s what everyone is beginning to think. Maybe it’s the rebel in me that I want to emerge from Celtic’s shadow, I don’t want to play second fiddle anymore, I don’t want people to continue to have the perception that I’m dependent & relying on Celtic…I think and I see Celtic and myself are already on equal footing (ok, so Celtic is a little bit further up there but I’m catching up surely). Oh my gosh...this is even worst than sibling rivalry :)
Celtic is naturally smart, Celtic is destined for bigger things, climbing up the corporate ladder to the very top…as for me, I really don’t know how I get here. I guess it must have been GOD’s love, GOD’s kindness and GOD’s generosity. It’s like an angel have been watching over me all these time. With that, I’m thankful and grateful.

I am healthy to live a normal live. So I shouldn’t have lived life so safely…regret…for the things I’d never make time to do, places I’d never seen and sorrow for the loss of past experiences.