Saturday, December 31, 2005
This time last year, I watched the new year fireworks all around KL through my hospital room window.
This time last year, I was all by myself in the hospital room.
This time last year, I wondered if I would live another year.
This time, I'm getting ready to go the new year barbecue party that I missed last year.
Aight. I'm off! Have fun everyone! And be safe.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
- A day at Genting Highlands
- Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi
- Half day at Dewi Sri Spa, Plaza Damas
- Steak at Jakes
- A night at Cyberview Lodge & Spa
- Half day with a genius hair stylist (know one, anyone?)
- Half day at old house, to collect clothes that were way too small for me a year ago, which will fit me loosely today
Note that all the options include activities that will leave me feeling fabulous. Oh dear, I'm starting to sound "soooo SJP*," as my friend would put it. Well ladies, a girl's gotta lurrvve herself, right? Anybody leaking pus out of their brains yet? Hahaha.
So I guess I'll spend today just taking my work trousers to the tailor for alteration. Then maybe a facial with my mum. Perhaps Shangri-La tomorrow night.
Well, have a happy new year everyone, wherever you plan to be! Mine will be the usual, which is anywhere convenient.
* SJP: Sarah Jessica Parker
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Don't you just wish sometimes that you could see through people? Perhaps to read their thoughts, so you could make your next move? Or don't you just wish sometimes that people could see through you, so you never have to say a word?
D50 tip from WAB. Note to torque: You punya Leica tu bleh buat camni ke? Hihihihi!
Oh, Merry Christmas everyone!
Thursday, December 22, 2005
Flashback Thursday, 2nd September 2004. Morning in the office - I was telling aina and gang that I was feeling very tired. They saw the pale look on my face and suggested that I go home and rest. That was the last day I was at work, until now. I don't think I did much work that week anyway, what with the Merdeka Holidays and all. Oh well, it seems like that day was ages ago, everytime I try to recall it.
I suppose it's time of the year where everybody starts writing down their resolutions, hopes and wishes for the new year. Here's mine:
- Stay in remission (next bone marrow biopsy on 5th Jan. erk, is that in 2 weeks' time?)
- Grow hair (pakai shampoo Tongkat Ali ok ke?)
I've a longer list of things to do by year-end:
- Get ready for work - clothes, laptop, etc.
- Start sleeping and waking up like normal working people, not like a Batu Caves bat
- Get all my MBA stuff ready (got really inspired after reading Dino's postings)
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Since it's almost the end of the year, it got me to thinking about my own gains and losses. People I've met told me how much weight I have lost. And I thought...yea, among other things. In one unbelievable year, I've lost my health, time, and a person I cared about. I've lost the freedom to do things without worrying if I would have adverse reactions, e.g. playing with my cats, eating salads, drinking unboiled water, etc. But then I started thinking about what I have gained. The knowledge. The realization that my family would do just about anything for me. The learning that good friends will always be around, even if love doesn't last forever. The different way of looking at life. The validation that God is always there to help us out.
I guess life is fair after all, and in the end everything balances out. Personally, I think I have gained more this year than I have lost. And the cycle continues as life goes on.
Here's to a special year, and good things coming.
My heartfelt condolences to her mother and sisters.
To a very special person who fought till the end. Al-fatihah.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
D50 tak D50...last2 camera Nokia jugak yang handy. Hehehe
I had to inhale the Pentamidine until it dried up. Yuck.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Slow weekend, otherwise. Spent a couple of hours reflecting upon my life. The Friday night out with friends and new friends was rather exciting, I thought. Perhaps the discontinuation of the steroids has reduced my self-conciousness. It felt awesome!
Reflections by the lake, from my Nokia lens.
Subsequent reflection photos will be shot through my brand new Nikon D50, which I'm very excited about. Still trying to learn the ropes on that camera, hoping the shots will be worth the money I spent. He he he!
Off to the doc's again tomorrow. Have a feeling everything will be well.
Aah..life is good, I say.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Go here for more piccies. I guess the Lake Gardens will have to wait another day.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
To cut a short story shorter, let's just say that everything is turning out well, thus far. Alhamdulillah.