Saturday, October 27, 2007


It has been a hectic week!

Our end year dinner will be held at Promenade next Monday. 29th. Fuh... so hectic planning and arranging the small but important matters that will hopefully make this dinner flow smoothly. i'm just the ketua ajk jamuan but oooy... the nitty gritty stuff?!! mau tukar ini la... tukar itu la...

but that's not all..

i have to do constant follow up on my apartment at bandar sierra (*wink* wink*)... can't wait to make that as my habitat!!!.. so excited sampai beli this and that stuff before the house has even started being renovated. i've chosen Johaniaga Enterprise to do some of the renovation. plaster ceiling (want the down light), wardrobe, and my kitchen cabinets. and oh the mini-tv cabinet cum space divider.

that's not even all...

received a call from Tuan H asking me whether i've gotten letter to go for Cabaran Selangor. Whhuuaaattt???!!! (Yahoooo.... skippity skip). and of course i haven't. went to the SPK office to get the letter. Kak R said they had faxed it last friday 19th. you know when the lidut ofis person gave me the letter? on the 25th. nasib tau awal2. sempat get this and that stuff. needed to find a traditional costume. i have a kadazan costume at home but surely inappropriate (..yawnn...) to show my armpit to conservative people eh. Oh how the inner monologues of the old barkers would run...
i'll be going to selangor for this course. My elation slowly floated down to terra firma when i started to think about the activities that i'm going to go through. Maybe bicycling, kayaking? orienteering, swimming? (triathlon was stated in two of the time slots).. aiya.. left the cardiovascular thingy a long time ago....

to top it all, my worries about the breast and health screening i went through early this week. thank goodness it's just a benign cyst. but still...

and then the in between errands needed to be done. bayar utang credits, pay bills,

well, that's life for ya.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

makan-makan at Hyatt

It was Gareth's birthday last Wednesday and Mum had wanted to bring makan2 at Hyatt on Friday but after finding out Sis was coming back from Labuan, the date was reset for a Saturday luncheon.

I've always wondered why mum liked to eat out at Hyatt. She even became a member so that dapat the vouchers to eat there at a discounted price. Maybe Hyatt reflects a bygone(?) era of comfort, status, privilege and image? My tastebuds think Pacific Sutera offers more choice, more spread, and 5 different possible eating outlets there. But hey, mum's paying.

There was a new spread today. An additional meja spread for Malay cuisine. Ada sate with the kuah-kuah, berani rice (hehehe..), ayam percik and some more lauk. I didn't take much rice but just concentrated on the lauks. Let's see, there were roasted lamb, chicken, this chicken and cumin soup that was very light and nice (i think i want to learn how to make this, me being a soup person), and japanese food!

Didn't know most of the names la, know how to lolop only. I took 4 salmon sushi and ate only the salmon, 4 small bowls of steamed eggs which was topped with straw mushroom (sis said the egg tasted diluted but to me, after drizzling the top with some soya sauce, was sedap! could eat many more bowls!), and some miso soup which Dad liked.

Had some desserts afterwards. Lots of different cakes; tiramisu, chocolate cakes, some fluffy good tasting stuff and this attractive looking jelly-like thing in a small bowl which later i agree (with sis) that it tasted like tasteless nestum.

all in all, with perut kanyang, we went home happy and contented. Thank you mum. and oh... happy belated (12th) birthday Gareth.

Friday, October 19, 2007


I think Magma has quite a number of good singers as patrons lah. From my amature observation la dis. Maybe the crowds who go there are a more appreciative lot. The plentiful phewittss and claps and wohoooss that follow before, while and after a song is sung lend much merriment to the general atmosphere. Oh what am I saying, after a few jolly drinkies, any song sung is beautiful. apa lagi the ones that are really sung well. haha.. even the missed notes are fun to hear, and every one in the next table thinks that he / she can sing a better version.

but Magma's lounge is not bad. Had a few rounds of beer jugs with this good logop friends of mine who shall remain nameless. If names are divulged, turun saham nanti durang(or up, depending on who's reading). Tius and tius and more tius. Oit.. mr. Popol, you make a very good model drinker for any draughts beer ads, drinking each glass like there is no tomorrow. As is Sly. And er...ada juga kawan yang minum glasses and glasses of... orange juice. Tsk, tsk... baiknya ni budak. But, good company non the less.

Finally had a Margarita. Wasn't like what i expected it would be and taste like. because the cocktail was ice-blended, i couldn't really taste the tequila. It sort of tasted like slurpee margarita. i like a swirly feel of tequila mixed with syrup. Oh well, now I know how Magma makes it. (Note to self : never alternate drinks. Finish one type before downing another. )

So many people came to Magma last night. Tidak sempat I sing my other songs.

The joint did its last round of songs by 1 a.m. I thought, a bowl of Mee Kari at the corner kedai at Lido would make a good finishing for the outing. So, drove off we did towards Lido. Alas! the kadai TUTUP!... aiseh.... second option, the famous SALIM. Pigilah we all to Lintas. Nasib the mee goreng with telur goreng mata lembu sedap. Sangatlah sedap sampai my dear II pun tolong kasi habis...(sikit ja sya termakan...) .But hey, after minum-minum, surely the stomach would get hungry eh? Drinking takes up a lot of energy.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


A few weeks back my ol highschool held a fund raising event. I found out bout it because Rachel Mansa had called to sign me up (sorta sign up la ni) to join her table. Rm80 per tikit. So, for a good cause i agreed. That night, saw some familiar faces. Mr. Krisnan was around. Don't think i saw any other familiar teacher. Wanted to meet Ms. Chua - the ever gutsy lady- but maybe she was backstage manning the floor. The event was ok. Wonder who the guy hogging the mike all night was. Yes la, he was reportedly a former st.mike teacher but using him to be the m.c. that night made it seem like the original m.c. bailed out last minute.

but i digress.

anyways, i was rearranging old school photos and came across class photos from 1989-1993. recognize anybody?

Form 1 biru - Ms.Florence Chin

class monitor-- Seng seng


(all muka budak-budak kan? baru 12-13 taun ba ni)

form 2 biru : Mr.Ayob (heard he's at SMK Pulau Gaya now)

the start of our reign of pengawas. ( yang lain class sikit ja, kami kunun ramai-ramai gila kuasa)

The block which is the background has since gone, terbakar sometime in the mid 90-s.

3 jingga : Mr. Ong Han Yang (also our science teacher)

monitor-- bodeng

assistant--vicki binisol

4 hijau : Ms. Teh Guat Bee (balik malaya oledi)

monitor--elaine rajah

assistant--terence claudius

(see, so many pengawas?)

and final year

form 5 hijau : Ms. Teh Guat Bee also (also ajar us Fizik)

monitor--Seng Seng

assistant-- elaine rajah

some of the class members don't seem to be around kk la. i haven't caught a glimpse of Arthur Motunjau in such a long time. Oit! where r u la? (speaking bout being around, i also pun low profile juga pula..teheheh ).

Monday, October 15, 2007


Last night a few friends and I went for a visit to D junction. heheh... 'visit' ..

I sat down thinking i should get something to eat since i hadn't had anything solid yet. MunNa had already ordered her Singapore Sling. I took a sip of her coctail and deemed it quite tame. She agreed and commented that Upperstars serves the same drink with more kick! The other two amois' drinks arrived. uik.. fruit punch ja ka? apa niii.... but oh ya.. go slow ed, go slow.

Looked through the food menu. ran my forefinger down the list and chose spaghetti bolo. MunNa chose the same. Went through the drinks menu.... yum yumm... asked for margarita with pineapple. My air liur was already flooding my mouth. Haven't had tequila for some time. skali the waiter came back to tell they didn't have pineapple. and when i asked for mango margarita (mango??!), he said the mango pun juice in a can. so i reverted to my normal drink of long island tea. sigh..

anyway... ramai la juga the crowd last night. the music wasn't something i'd really dance to but i did, just to keep warm (do some sit-ups or power kicks, why dontcha? warm up??). The two songs i requested didn't come out so aweinspiring as i thought it would. Rusak U2's and MCR's song. sound system pun muffled. and the speaker sounded as if someone with anger management problem was beating the insides with a broken badminton or tennis racket.

let's see... my one long island tea drink, 1 jug of stout and 3 towers of draughts. by the 3rd tower most of the other friends had bailed out leaving me, MunNa and whatzername (her bf was working there and waiting for him) to finish the 1/4 leftovers. I also cannot drink already. enough is enough la. Lain la if got some other logop group of friends...

Sunday, October 14, 2007


second entry. A recently married colleague of mine strutted around school with this fairly sedate handbag. For want of vivacious chat lines, i ventured to ask her where she got her handbag, she gushed ( she normally gushes whenever she speaks, i noticed)," oh nice kan? but very cheap dis only twenty bucks at Gaya Street you know de place near stamford kolej dat one?ya somewere near near many more choice i think i go back to buy some more, si ipo also say cute dis one when she find out i buy only at Gaya street she say she also wan to go dis weekend. ..... and i showed my interest (which i was, honest!) by asking her the details of the location of the stall.

Oh. my eyebrows are raised. but you can't see them raised. heheh... a bit dramatic my fren dis.

so, when i woke up this morning, some of my mild migraine was still buzzing about but hey, got to check the place at Gaya St.! By 9 something reached KK already. had some fish and century eggs porridge at Wisma Merdeka before doing the short walk over to Gaya st. I had driven round around the Segama area only once when lady luck showed me an empty parking space. nearly missed it. nasib sampion doriboh (translated : champion driver).

went directly near the end of the Gaya St throngs and looked for the Stamford college building. planted myself near the last stall at the end of the gaya road and scanned. tutututututu....(sound of radar).. teda pun... so i walked a bit to try to look for any bags hanging from ropes. Took only seconds for me to locate. Wuu.... lots n lots of faux jenama-ed bags.... i saw the bag which my colleague has and since i didn't want to have an exact copy, i bought an almost similar one with a different color. and since my heart kena tug to buy two more, i relented and bought another two. I will consider the buys as my birthday present. Oh...yaaa right. now la call birthday present. later ada lagi tu.

those of you interested in buying nice faux ladies bags, you can go to the stalls either near the end of Gaya Street (you can see Stamford College from the stall) or the beginning of the street, near the archway. the stalls belong to one family. one stall is manned or shall i say womanned by the mom, the other one near the college by the daughter.

Anyways, the other two bags are for my sis to choose. Her birthday is also coming up, so she'll choose one and claim it for her present la. That way, i'll have TWO bags for my own!!! HUarghahahahah!!!!

MY bags.. the one my sis took not in the pic.


orait. enough typing for now. till then.

Friday, October 12, 2007

kay, okay, mm...

Tomorrow is hari raya. Fasted for a few days this puasa month. :) Here's wishing Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all celebrants.