Friday, July 29, 2005

Little Elmo

Bahija learned about Elmo from my new litte friend, Little Elmo. Elmo is the red toy from Sesame Street. Little Elmo is 2 years old, he's HT son. Little Elmo has dark brown eyes ...such a sweetie, adorable boy, we clicked so well (may be because I brought him his favourite toy - elmo- hahaha). OH, my heart melted when he came to me, hugged me, kissed me, held my hand, walked along with me, allowed me to put him to sleep, read bedtime stories to me... Saturday & Sunday, Bahija is pinjam-ing his mum for a short sightseeing tour to Florence, Hillsboro & Portland....too bad, I can't bring Little Elmo along - as we only have limited time to cover a few places. Thank you JT - for taking care of Little Elmo, so that HT can go with me , and enjoy our ladies days /nights out !

Thursday, July 28, 2005

wkend getaway

Bahija taking 1 day off, goin OR besok, to visit HT. This trip was cancelled weeks ago bcoz I kena oncall .... I'm just so pleased that I still can make it :) My boss is kind of 'animated' , I can easily tell from his facial expression if he agree / dun agree / happy / angry etc ... When I brought this topic to him, somehow he didn't seem happy about this. Before I left office today, I seeked to understand more - then he told me that he's worrying about me, I told him I'm OLD lah, no need to worry. Then he talked to me as if like my daddy ....ambui, treated me like a small little girl. I do understand he is hosting me as visitor, so he doesn't want anything tak bagus happen to his visitors la. Oh well, our final decision was - I have to call him when I arrive in major cities daily. There were once, he was checking on me and my other friend, to make sure we weren't pick up by mat sallehs ....aiyuh! Hmm, long time tak being treated like a small girl :) Speaking of which, something happened between Bahija and her mum .... I have yet to call her - I guess I dunno how to start the conversation liow - malu kuah. Last night, AGAIN, at the red traffic light, there's a super duper old lady in the car next to me ( she's in passenger seat). She super slow turned her head, looked at me - showed her pity face - all wrinkled and looked suffering....geee , i takut !!

ipod vs cheapor one

Aiii, I helped 3 friends achieved their ipods dream (imported ipod balik kampung).... but I myself still kosong :( . Visited Cost-co, Best-Beli, Tar-get .... kat sini, ipod betul2 laku ...unlike back home, so many many many different brands to choose pretty much monopoly ...those places I mentioned, solely jual ipod aje - somemore in huge load. Friends told me there is a cheaper version, just get the mp3 adapter which plug into the car lighter spot, and one end connect to the thumbdrive - viola - can dengar mp3 songs liow, cheap solution hanya $20. Challenge is the market here all bombarded with ipod accessories ( mahal leh - ipod icar adapter $80). I'm still searching high low for my cheap solution ...

Monday, July 25, 2005

spa treatment ....

First thing I want to do when I'm out of here - is to rush into a spa center for 5 hours treatment, 2 hrs for complete facial , 1 hour hair care treatment, 2 hours body massages and scrup ..... this time, I dun care if it is 'luxury' or wasting money or what liow lah .....beh tahan liow. I must have all this in HK soooonnnnn ...... before that, i need to suffer 30 hours of traveling time, takutnya, but never mind - 5 hours of indulgence - i can dream of this now !!!! zzzzzzzzzzz

Sunday, July 24, 2005

7 deadly sins

When I return home this time, there is one more thing or place which I will miss a lot :( ...... Glad that I've been there - completed the whole series. Challenge is of course to put into action - make myself a better person with a healthy soul , lovely heart , hehehe ...

Christianity and the Dark Side ...........
June 5 - Pride
June 12 - Lust
June 19 - Gluttony
June 26 - Greed
July 3 - Envy
July 10 - Anger
July 17 - Sloth

I figured if I were to stay here long enough, I would volunteered my time to babysit the kiddies/babies - they are so so so adorable, chabby & cute :)

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Sungai Kucing !

Geeee, cuaca here really really PANAS - siow ! yesterday & today 36 - 38 degree (extremely HOT) , super dry as well... walking under the sun from car to the store - just a short distance also - i felt the pain - i kesian my delicate skin - this hot cuaca made me pening kepala (like tekanan too strong inside my head) - very bad leh....aiyuh, I'm on my second bottle of sun block now, I look like a orang melayu liow lah .... errrrrr :(
Despite the unbearable cuaca, I still decided to watch my first baseball game @ Padang Raley. The host was 'Sungai Kucing' ( translate from Malay to English ). Bahija tentu bought the shaded ticket lah, finally I sweat :) How's the first baseball game experience ? hmm hmm, I liked the experience, but the game is a bit too slow , not as kat cheong loh .... tried satu kali - cukup liow !!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Congrats to Yaya

My Rubber Trees - Yaya GOT IT was indeed a FULL STOP. Today shall be the history and another memory for her ..... Sweetie, I'm so SO SO HAPPY, thrilled for you - Congratulations ! I just want to say this out loud - FINALLY !

hectic training

I should say it is indeed a privilege to be trained one on one by the software developer. You know the guru behind who write the codes - one who sort of knows everything, anything on a particular product he/she created ! - made me such a little tiny small ant. I've had many other opportunities to work with the i-kei's lab folks - those I called them the geniuos ....met one of them personally back home as well - he is exactly like Eistein - rambut putih, kelam-kabut, talk really really technical and everything related to the baby he owned la. Those days were me taking all sort of dumps - then late nights or early calls - then ftp over to the lab folks for analysis and debugging or product enhancement. This round pula, it's interesting - the subject matter expert stays with me 9 - 5 pm, monday to friday, including lunches .... pretty much stuck with me - just me alone leh. I shall have a memory leak pretty soon, there are so so much new information need to be stored. He sat next to me, very sabar teach me what to do, what command to type etc etc - but the frustration part was I don't even have the min OS knowledge - eg unix Vi editor - aiyuh, this to me is like taking typing class 101, not only type slow, a lot of time frustrated entah what i did , the command screwed up etc etc etc this experienced guru - I also pity him, he is spending his valuable 5 days here with me, ajar me slowly how to Esc K, $, unix slash, dos slash, cw, w , diff, ps -ef , grep etc etc ...hahahaha - kind of cacat to have such an experienced guru doing this leh .... Salute his kesabaran, and professionalism - to prepare me - get me ready for whatever new tasks I need to do ..... Hmm, at this moment, I'm thankful that I've him - a good guru to teach me the basic highlevel things ...there are many other underlying things which I don't know, and yet to discover - but this 5 days - been a very fruitful days - coz I learned a lot, see some underlying codes / steps where one cannot find from reading manuals lah .... the challenge now is that hope Bahija betul2 commited all the 'transactions' in the memory - and can recall next time. Mr JW, terima kasih for being here for me this week. Yesterday he asked me to recommend a non-travel book about my country - he said he's sitting next to me, couldn't strike useful conversation because he doens't know my country well ? oh oh , so pai sek, I have no good answer for him ..... seached mph, kinnokuniya, popular - hmm, can't find a really good one leh readers, u guys ada suggestions ?

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Fear of 'this' part II .........

This happened to me since early this year, Bahija is afraid of 'old woman'. The definition of old woman here is one who is very old , face, hand kedut, hunchback, gigi-less, white or no hair kind of old old woman. Back home, I think this group of woman should be 65 and above ... first occurance, I met this old lady in church, I sinned the day before, so to me, it was a sign smack right in front of me - to teach me a lesson ... i was shocked, i was ashamed of myself, I was gulity, deep in my heart - I gementar. Followed by a couple of times whenever I met old ladies, every time, I just felt weird, my mood changed to low key, I felt uneasy, at certain point - i felt hopeless, fear, sakit hati seeing them growing so old's just so sorrow, grief loh. Recent experience was 2 weeks ago, I met my colleague's Korean mother. It was such a nice fun event visiting his big home - all the way smiling, laughing, suddenly when his old aged mother walked out to greet me - the whole thing turned upside down, my smiles dissappeared, my heart filled with sadness and fear. It was such a horrible feeling ..... on my way back home, I gave a serious thought, what is wrong with me ?? why am I reacted this way ? what am I fear of ?
I'm into this synchronocity lately, signs are around me ( sometimes ). I think those old ladies reminded me of my sweetest mother. She is changing physically into those old aged woman - she is shrinking, shorter now, face, hands all have more wrinkles now.... When I talked this out with AR, he correctly pointed out that I'm afraid of old woman, fear of them, simply because my mother has been seeing doctors more frequently now - those stress running around fetching her - seeing variuos doctors, plus seeing her touturing herself with all sorts of medicines - scared me. Frankly, I'm in fear. I'm so scared of losing her ..which that day is reaching as we mature in life .... everyday when i wake up brushing my teeth , getting ready for another new day, my mother is ageing for another moment ....She is my best best friend ( even though there are a lot of things she cannot comprehend when I shared with her ....) , but for comfort, for support, for unconditional love - no one on earth can I turn to except her.... she is the most important woman in my life. I'm very close with her, so the fear is natural, recognizing this fear is good. I prayed for wisdom to translate this fear into positive energy - reminded me that I've got to appreciate her more, make her happy, help her to fulfil her wishes, do more simple little things to put a smile on her face - while she's here alive. I simply cannot regret for the rest of my life for not doing things I should have done for her .... my family has different type of challenges, and I reckon my mother has sacrificed her whole life for her kids - I'm where I am now all because of my parent and my family, and of course a lot of good friends around me as well. As I walk along my life journey, collecting all sort of treasures ( sweet and bad memories ) - this is a great reminder to me that my actions/my loves to my mum can only be 'present tense' and not future or past or past perfect tenses .....

Dinner for me ......

This was the first dinner prepared by Dockers' Pant. Steamed fish & broccoli - a nice dinner. Bahija has a guest with me now - it is another set of experience having someone with me .....

We have many things planned, and it is indeed wonderful to have Dockers' Pant here. Last weekend, Bahija worked part time as SF tour guide. Initially, I was so so stress - y leh? coz I'm not local, I don't know the places & roads well leh, yet I was driving 3 person around town wor - since it's their vacation & first trip in SF, of coz I wanted their trip to be a memorable and fun one ..... Mission accomplished, I hoped they enjoyed their trip - On my end, I think I've done the best, and got myself so tired liow .... again, kena pampered my body and my soul , masuking to cave liow :) hehehe

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

May she has it ....

July 12 - 14th, Yaya is on vacation to somewhere - to handle some really important matters. I've heard about this for many years, I just want her to know that I'm praying for her, truly hope that this 'is it' with a fullstop ....the final - that she'll be granted that thing that she's been working extremely hard for :) - All the Best, my sweetie rubber tree !

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Memories are a treasure

Since I'm here, since I so thankful lately, so a lot of sweet memories flashed back into my mind....Memories should never be let go, because they let us relive moments in our lives. Every moment that passes, good or bad, becomes a piece of who I am. When I'm old and gray, the memories I have stored will keep me company. I think the real treasures in life aren't just in the doing and living of them, but in remembering and retelling the important parts, the precious parts, over and over again.

So here I am, I’m glad that I had the best of my 3 years so far here. It was that 3 years of Uni time – sort of learned to be independent, learned to cook, earned pocket money, total freedom – explored new environment, met people from all around the world…I've done many things in that short 3 years. It was college honeymoon to me. (Back home too many restrictions liow kuah - being here foreign land - as if nobody knows me - so in a way - it gave me freedom to try things ...haha). Susah-payah worked hard for 1 semester, then party, enjoyed the semester break. Being in this foreign country, had the opportunity to meet international friends – learned some of their culture, met good friends, met 2 nice american families, did cheap sightseeings around a few states, so thrilled first time saw snow (orang tengok tot we gila), experienced coldest weather until my ears, hands almost numb - so painful & cold that all I could do was cried (very cham), made snowman, tried snow boarding, snow skiing, water-skiing, water-tubing, jet-ski, fishing, horse riding in a ranch, pheasant hunting, boating, kayaking, Harley-Davidson’s ride, winter ice-fishing, exposure to church services, experience of being absolutely drunk & high & strengthless, tried and failed in smoking, tried marijuana once, first kiss, 21st birthday, datings, fell in love, bought my own car, numerous chats with leng chai policemen or traffic policemen, sat in the police car, naked walking around in sauna room felt extremely humiliated, visited chippendale, gay bar, nude bar, hooked to late nights parties, beer drinking, kick-stand, volka shots, heart broken, chicken pox on the first day of my final exam – I was quarantine from entering Uni – cried in front of the health doctor – because he refused to let me attend my graduation ceremony – then I decided to subside the virus ( not a good choice – but I was desperato – couldn’t afford to skip my graduation day (it's BIG day for me then) – plus my mum already on her way to my Uni ) – it was such a horrible terrible suffering experience - yet memorable. All in all – my valuable memories. I’m truly thankful to my family for supporting me – without them – I wouldn’t have had this 3 best years of my life so far. Wasn't doing bad things here, to me, they were just part of the life puzzles, tried things wisely - experience - learning - been there, done that kind of thing. If I ever have my next generation, I sure hope they have the opportunity to do something fun on their lives (but then at the back, may be I being parent - will be super kiasu, kiasi, sleepless, freak out - who knows what I would do then , hahaha :P ) .... my memories are my treasure !!

Friday, July 08, 2005

Attitude and Experience

By Ralph Marston

Perhaps you think that your attitude on any particular day depends on the things you experience that day. But actually it is the other way around.

The things you experience do not cause you to have a particular attitude. Instead , the quality and substance of your experiences are what reveal your attitude.

Your attitude is yours to choose. And by choosing your attitude, you can choose the kind of life you live.

Yes, there will be plenty of events coming along that are completely beyond the control of you or your attitude. Yet your attitude will most definitely determine how you experience each of those events.

If your attitude is negative and destructive, you'll find pain, disappointment and dismay in even the most wonderful circumstances. Yet when your attitude is positive, creative, thankful and joyful, you'll find real hope and valuable possibilities in even the most unfortunate events.

Rather than assuming that your attitude is dictated by events, choose to maintain a positive attitude no matter what may come along. By so doing, you'll be choosing a life of real value and meaning.


Lately, Bahija is joyful. I learned to appreciate things - be thankful for just a simple little thing. It truely is a wonderful experience ....slowing down, sitting down, taking time to be appreciative of anything and anyone who comes spice up my life - lighten up my spirit, put a smile on my round face :) I would like to associate this as God blessings .......and His Love !

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Why I takut hitam ?

Early this morning, a friend of mine told me that her sister was injured in a robbery @ work. She was shot ….aiyuh – luckily she’s ok now , being hospitalized. Prayer for her well being. Here I talked about me takut orang hitam. This is part II …I tell u why …..I’m not prejudice towards them ….just that bad experience made me takut them. Moons ago uni time, Ring Ring and myself joined our friends to KC for grocery in Chinese market. We only got to do this once in a while – we need to asked favor to tumpang orang (yeah, sometimes felt weak, felt pai sek, felt thick face - dun really like that - no choice) – so to both of us, this kind of opportunity was golden opportunity. One weekend, our friend Andrew drove us to KC, after the yummy dim sum and full load of groceries, we happily headed home loh. Tapi on the way, ter-sesat, Andrew made a wrong exit, we ended up in an hitam neighbourhood. From the look of the neighbourhood, one can easily tell that place was not safe …...of course we quickly wanted to leave that area ….then suddenly we heard gun shots – a few times …. Ring Ring, Grace and myself were sitting behind – we turned around – saw the car behind us shooting the car in front of us - we kena 'sandwiched'…..aiyuh ….we screamed and screamed, heads down – seluar may be wet if ‘kap’….scared. Adam and Andrew were in front. At that huru-hara moment, Andrew still drove his car, he also shocked, didn’t know what to do, only knew to keep on driving…..then after 2 blocks of shooting, the car in front made a fast right turn, and viola, the shooter followed. And we were out of the trap. We were all quiet , no one said anything at all, too frightened. Andrew continued to drive – made his way out to the freeway and a safe place. Then we stopped. Got out of the car, took a deep breathe – relaxed our stiff muscles – recovered our mind. Another time in Chicago, next to Chinatown was the hitam area again, friend parked his car along the road – went Chinatown makan yummy food. Balik, his car tyres sudah tak ada – aiiii. I scared when I was alone in SF near this kind of area … kidding. Now,I still could recalled well how fast - the fear while I wallop my burger – and got my tummy upset with me ….should have just left the restaurant – walked back to the theatre. I'm not saying that the theatre district or the places bahaya lah …just that I super takut this kind of people approaching me. Just scared the hell out of me. I just need to be extra careful and be alert, never want to be regretted for not paying attention on my personal safety.

24 series ...

Friend recommended a new TV series to me – called ’24 series’ – secret agent vs assassination kind of series….. The first episode - first thing showed KLCC – nice view leh. Actually hor – whenever I told people (outside of my workplace ) where I am from, they sure said ‘Oh, I know that – Entrapment – Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones – nice movie, she’s sexy, nice building’ …. Hmm, a Hollywood movie helped to explain my country – tak payah I susah-payah say much :)

nyamuk, lipas, cicak

I totally forgot about those insects I hate back home .....See, no wonder lah I enjoyed Fireworks so much here - no nyamuk - I sat on the field whole night - tak ada a single bite pun :) .... In the apt - no cicak and lipas also. Whereas back home, I always have to think of ways, buy ubat from China women - to get rid of those irritating insects ....aiii, got to face the reality pretty soon :P

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Auto parts shopping trips

I have this little assignment from bro-in-law, to help him find some parts. Today, took the time to wander around various towns doing this errant. Again, I fall in love with 'GPS' - aiyuh, without it, entah how I can go so many places - some weird places like recycle place leh..hehe

I just want to list down the places I went today, coz I don't do this thing punya - not my shopping list at all - new to me - and chances of forgeting them - FAST - so just list down here ( may be lain kali I use this list to negotiate with bro-in-law for his favors - haha ). I salute Amerincan, especially on the way they handle customers. When they cannot serve me in one store, they will suggest other alternatives, kindly direct me to their competitors. Some even helped me called up the yellow pages or the next store, helped to get the address or contact info .... geeee - back home - my experience was 'NO, sorry we don't sell this , end with FULL STOP'

1.Autozone @FM
2.Central 4Wheel Drive @RC
3.4Wheel parts @ Sac
4.Kragen Auto Part @ FM
5.Truckstuff @ Rville
6.Tognotti's @ Sac
7.Auto recycle streets @ RC ( I amazed loh - the street name is called recycle street - all the car dealers have their recycle stores along this road - isn't this wonderful - make consumer life so easy ) - recycle here means the 'tong chek fok' in cantonese - recycling used old junk cars or accident cars ....

Monday, July 04, 2005

July 4th & fireworks

Well, one of my wish came true , so to speak. I made it to July 4th Fireworks and celebration. The day before , drove up to a friend's house - which is located 3500 ft elevation up on the mountain - weather so so so nice, cool ....surrounded by cedar trees, pollock pines - the scenary just so wonderful, coupled with FRESH air - quiet - the perfect way of winding down, lepak with good company of friends, and BBQ. I should said I hate BBQ back home, too hot , too heaty makan those chicken wings and hotdogs. Yesterday, it is totally a different feeling - aiii, a nice cool weather do the trick ! Hey, I got some BBQ tips from the chef, lain kali - let's try this out - look at the picture - ada scallop, shrimp, teriyaki chicken, cocktail chicken - as compared to our version of chicken wings and hotdogs aje ( those that I know lah )

Then today, I did something stupid or kiasu .... u see, most places have sales on July 4th weekend. I realized that things that I bought a week ago, now most of them on sales - aiyuh. I gave a thought and a mini calculation, at the end, I decided to be kiasu, I re-visited the stores, bought another set of things ( this time most of them either USD 10 cheaper or 30% discount lah). I was also lucky, managed to find the same sizes - so there I was, first trip to buy, second trip to return last week's items .....hmmm, I know this is ridiculas, but hor , at the end of the whole troublesome tasks, I saved RM 200 wor ....tu a lot of money leh to me, it is 'dai' loh :P

After the hectic buy & return sessions, 7 pm - drove to Taman Hagan @ RC - wow - huge park - full of people - families, kids, old folks, handicapped folks as well - very riuh-rendah - there was also a carnival ( it's a neat way of spending the holiday with family or friends loh) ..... Here cuaca memang sedap , day time - panas ( which mat salleh suka so much), then by 7pm , the cuaca cools down a lot - super fast - people like Bahija need a jacket liow - so har, again, I said 'cool' weather do the trick, it was so nice sitting or laying on the field, watching, counting stars, listening to the concert, songs ...also smelled orang lain punya BBQ ( most families setup camps - and did their BBQ right at the park). I enjoyed the fireworks :) - I'm glad I made it ( after talking for so many times / years ) , not that I tak pernah seen fireworks, just that I'm longing for the experience loh. The first time I watched fireworks was with my Uni friends @ Disney World, Florida. Second time with Yaya & Chinamo @ DisneyLand, LA. Third time in KLCC @ Red House - with Dragon ( & her family) , AR, Ringgit and other friends from I-kei - that was new year eve was a nice evening - wonderful company, nice fireworks .... Tonight punya also nice , because it was accompanied by loud patriotic songs - when I watched the fireworks - and the songs played out loud - there is this 'patriotic' mode within my heart - it sunk in .....wait a min, I ter-salah liow ( cantonese say 'run dog) - mine shld be Aug 31 lah, hehe.

Well, earlier - I was a bit dissappointed that my Canada trip tak jadi, then Oregan trip also tak jadi - then I said 'things happen for reasons' - haha. It truly is - I spent time with friends, did what a typical American does on Independence Day - 1) Shopping 2) BBQ 3)Fireworks , blissful weekend - and dun forget - saved $200 leh ..... shld be joyful and thankful , kan :)

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Maps vs GPS

When I was schooling here, I learned to read maps – it was so useful. US road system & signs are well maintained and systematic. Wherever I go, first thing first was to get a local map, then figure out the directions. I’m so used to a physical map. Now there is this GPS ( Global Positioning System) or Hertz calls it ‘Never Lost’ system. Last trip, I was too proud and sombong, I actually teased my colleagues who used GPS – I said they should use their brain to figure out the directions, wow – kind of harsh and sombong yeah …..hehe, apa lah, Bahija now gave in as well, I’m using GPS. Well, it is indeed a wonderful tool especially when one is traveling alone, when I’m on the road driving, observing traffics, making various turns, it’s just so cool to have GPS. It’s even best when I made the wrong turns, GPS automatically rerouted for me, tell me where to go, instead of me stopping my car, pull out the map, read and figure out , then hafal the road names and try to make my way right. The information is always up todate, can also search for hospital, gas station, restaurants…so it’s really cool - Hmm, tu lah, pride kabul-kan my mind, my eyes – I apologize to my fellow friends :) Now, people use GPS for hiking, cycling, boating - it is a neat gadget to bring along - more like a safety item liow - never get lost wor , haha

Saturday, July 02, 2005

July the Second !!

Part I -
The Art Of A Good Marriage
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

~Wilferd A. Peterson

So far, I'm always there for my Rubber Trees' big days. This round, I truly dissappointed one of them - Janice. We've talked about this for a few times, I apologized many times , yet I know the 'sad' , 'kecewa' are there in her heart .....well - i just want to say this - it is the same in my heart as well. I couldn't imagine - after waited for this moment, finally - at this date - I'm far far away - not sharing the joy with you. I'm sure this will remain as a 'scare' or missing piece in her wedding memory ....aiii - betul-betul sorry .... let's try next one - may be I'll be with you welcoming the Little Janice :) Enjoy a fruitful marriage life !!!

Last year July 2 - I also FFK Joey's wedding, he didn't seem happy as well ....aiyuh !!

Part II
Yaya - 祝你 生日快乐 !!!! My best wishes for you - those I've IM-ed to you :) Now, Janice and Yaya both have 1 mutual date ...hehehe. Yaya, I found a kaki for you part III

Part III
Miss Sanguine - HapPy BiRtHday yeah - July 4th fireworks with you - I'm still hoping one day - we could do it together , kay !

Part IV
Last year same day now - I arrived here. Exciting moment - because for the first time ever - Kampung Girl got to fly Business Class - then then durian betul-betul runtuh - I also had the luxury of First Class ( long long distance flight - hoo hoo ) - truly a pampered trip - and I'm thankful :) Side effort hor - I started to complain Economy class now lah - so so sin kor - so 'pik', so uncomfortable - oh well - no choice - cost is too high , aiiiii - so accept the reality that I still get to travel yeah :) I didn't recall how I spent my July 4th holiday during my Uni time, was thinking hard - but totally blank. I haven't seen 4th of July Fireworks as well leh after so many years, so many times ..... viola - rusa - I get to watch as many as I want - hahaha ..... cioa !

A word to singles ....

As I'm reading Doktor Cinta's blog ..... this message came to me. Doktor Cinta - hmm, u may want to consider 'pastor-ing' - wuahahahaaha :P

A Word To Singles
Commit the Lord...and He will help you. - Psalm 37:5 NLT

When you meet that "someone special," here are 5 questions you should consider:

(1) Is the relationship based on honesty? The Bible speaks about, "Telling each other the truth" (Eph 4:25 CEV). Relationships thrive on openness and trust. When deceit creeps in, it's time to get truthful in a hurry, or call it quits.

(2) Can you be yourself? Paul writes, "Each of us is an original" (Ga 5:26 TM), and "Let' what we were made to be" (Ro 12:6 TM). If you feel like you constantly need to reinvent yourself or walk on your tiptoes, you're in the wrong relationship. Wise up! If they disapprove of you now, do you seriously think marriage will improve things?

(3) Is either of you possessive? The Bible says, "Love is...never jealous" (1 Co 13:4 CEV). If one of you can't make a move without the other's permission, it's a red flag, back off!

(4) Have you established physical boundaries? If the relationship ended today would you regret your level of involvement? You may know that the Bible says, "Run...from sexual sin" (1 Co 6:18 NLT), but do you understand why God says He made sex as a commitment specifically for marriage? And why it can otherwise leave you feeling "used?"

(5) Do you plan your time together? Without a specific plan it's easy to get more physically involved than you should. That's why it's good to agree up front as to your boundaries. Listen: "Commit the Lord...He will help you." Lasting relationships always put God first - always!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Not my day ............

Today just isn’t my day – whole day nothing seem to work well for me … new team member FFK me for an important meeting– lunch partner FFK me, whole day troubleshooting this network problem – still at stage one ( I memang hate networking – my brain auto shut down whenever I have to deal with network thingy ….aiiii ) …besok dunno how to face it. Anyway, I’m so glad that I watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S just now - laughing out loud. Tonight episode was on Dr Monkey – Chandler and Ross both fighting on who thought of the Dr Monkey’s joke first, hillarious lah sebab I teringat someone – he has Dr title , recently blog dia laku ….hmm hmm, then his nickname also Mah Lou - LOL.

Sometimes ‘waktu siang don’t talk about other people’ - --> AR and myself were chatting on this T, suddenly he pop up. Purposely created IM account – coz I never log on to Yahoo punya. This is an example of why I find certain people irritating.

T: eh, can I have your address ?
B: y ?
T: I want to buy things, send to your place, wat’s ur address ?
B: wat r u buying ?
T: Dunno yet …no time check ebay yet

Hmmm, he memang caught me at the wrong time liow lah …..

B: wat lah u ! u r 2 much leh
B: dunno wat to buy, yet want me to bring back 4 u , never even tell me wat things
B: then u buy n buy n buy – all ship to me …..
B: sorry, limited luggage space

T: wat u bought ?
T: y no space ?
T: wat u bought leh ?
T: u bought dbx books , iz it ?

Hmmm, wait a minute, who is asking for favor ? do I owe him an answer of what I bought ? Does he needs to grant me permission ?

B: sorry dude, can’t help you
T : yuh

B: bye

Frankly, I may be able to find ways to help if I wanted to , the choices are mine. Friends who know me, I will do my best if I can, if things don’t get into my way – sometimes to me, it is just ‘soon pin’ on the way kind of thing – and I’m more than happy to help. This trip, many friends politely asked me if I mind helping them ….. and so far – the answers were all yes. Average I go to Post Office 2 times a week – to collect all sort of items. This case today, Bahija may be sensitive, but I just don’t feel being respected. I just think he should nicely ask me if I can help him, instead of taking my address, reversed - ini 'push' strategy ..... sorry dude - Bahija is not keen in 'push' strategy - It irritated me. Am I rude ?