Friday, April 28, 2006

Karma - Alicia Keyes

"...what goes around, comes around,
what goes up, must come down..."

(me moving to the beat..enjoying myself while relating to a not-so-recent experience)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Man, as i was busy entertaining training requests, there comes the Empayar Krujaan Weekly Bulletin. eww! (Then again, i must've signed myself up at some point...hehe)

Thursday, April 20, 2006


I was such a (#3) today. <-- See post below.

11) OCDs
Obsessive Compulsive people who take a long time to finish a job. That's me today. The moment I created that Access DB, I knew i would miss breakfast, lunch, gossip breaks because I would pour all my energy into making that one bloody report look perfect. Get a life, me!

12) Mellons
Sometimes when you hire people into your company, you get Lemons, who look perfect on paper, but not worth a single dollar you're paying them. Well at my place, you get Mellons. A bunch of proud, smart-ass graduates from a certain university on the east coast of USA. And I'm one of 'em. Bwahaha!

Dah la tu. PS2 Golf jap. Boringnye, looks like my recent postings have been all about work. (Yea...I'm really into it now. Can't you tell? ha ha ha).

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Annoyances from many, many floors above Ground

I was reading "Is It Just Me or Is Everything Shit?" and got inspired. None in this list is intended to offend anyone. Well, ok, except for #1. muehehe.

1) Hummers
People who hum tunes in the office. Shut up already. I can't even make out what you're trying to sing. If i really wanted to hear music, I would've turned on my headphones. Your humming on top of my notebook fan roaring just don't jive.

2) Stressaholics
People who walk around looking as if the world is going to collapse around them. Right-o. Your job is so difficult and everyone is ganging up against you. Are you satisfied now?

3) Mis-emailers
People who send 1 thousand emails a day. Sometimes they send an email again and again because they a) forgot to attach the file, b) put the wrong meeting dates and venues, etc.

4) TLPs
Talk like power. Act like power. Joke like power. Congratulations - but we've heard enough already about how chummy you are with the boss. And yes, you also told us many times that you have too many projects to handle. Of course la, you kan are one of the few that the boss can trust. Awesome. You da' star, you the most terrer.

5) LLBs
Look like busy. Hmm actually they don't bother me. Unless they are LLBs who are also TLPs. Which is worse than just being a TLP. hehe.

6) Watersplashers
People who splash water in the restroom area and don't clean up after. Ingat ni Sunway Lagoon ke? Lap lah balik!

7) Phonemenons
People who just love to talk into their speaker phones unnecessarily, and loudly. There's a perfect reason why the telephone has a handle. Which is to prevent from annoying people around you. Unless you're in a conference call, use the handle.

8) Complain Junkies
Yap yap yap yap about how other people are not doing work except for themselves. Hehe..this I used to be. Still am, on my bad days. bwahaha! Yup. I annoy myself sometimes.

9) Resource-Kiasus
Why book the projector/meeting room when it's just needed for backup purposes? At least, why won't you just release the said projector/meeting room the moment you realize that you wouldn't be needing it after all? Why do you have to be so kiasu?

10) Spammers
People who email like 10 jokes in a row. People who forward unconfirmed consumer related rumors. People who select all their contacts in their YM contact list and send messages like "Yahoo Messenger is going to start charging users for using the client software. Send this message to all your friends to avoid from being charged. If you don't send this message to all your friends, you will face bad luck and become financially unstable." Do you actually believe that crap? Tell you what, get up, walk over to your boss, and ask for some work to do.

That said, I don't claim to be perfect. I am at least #3, #5 and #8. What numbers are you?

Monday, April 17, 2006

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Another tag

Tags are fun. But i've been busy, which is why i haven't been visiting my friends' blogs for a while. Despite the Big Boss' advice, I think got carried away with work for the past month and a half. It will continue to be like that for the next month and a half. Some people look down on what I'm doing. Some say what I do sounds clerical. Well, I say, the end of the day, which will be soon, I will get to see the results of what I'm doing, while they still struggle with theirs. Some say the job is perhaps not challenging enough for me. I'll take that as a compliment, thank you. The half-wits who think that my work is beneath them wouldn't even know where to start if they were asked to do it. Heck, I didn't know where to begin either 2 months ago, but now I do, and the half-wits will never be able to take that away from me.

I know, I know, I shouldn't listen to what people say. We are all human beings, and we are different when it comes to our senses of satisfaction. While some of us feel satisfied doing whatever it takes to achieve our targets, some others will feel good when they spend long hours in the office, reminding themselves that they have so much on their plates, hence they are important. I'm not being sarcastic, hehe. It's true! I read it in The Mind Gym the other day.

Oh. Where was I? hehe. Ok so I've been tagged by Adrie, this time regarding old skool matters:

How many schools did you go to?
Two. One in Primary, and one in Secondary.
Primary in PJ, and Secondary in Seremban.
OK three. Pre-U in the states.

Was I the studious nerd or the last minute hero?
Studious nerd for subjects I liked. Last minute hero for subjects that I hated. Takde la hero sangat pun. I never scored the subjects I hated. Which were many.

Was I the taiko or the teachers' pet?
I believe i was a little bit of both. I guess I wasn't as much of a taiko as that fella in my class who pulled the pants off an albino kid in front of the class. heheh. (OK it was funny at that time.)

Best 3 subjects...
Additional Math
Modern Math

3 teachers that I remember most (for various reasons)...
Pn F & Pn B. We used to call them Fat and Bad. Famous for their temper and curse words in class. Ever heard of a teacher saying "p***m*k" in a class of 10 and 11-year olds? Luckily most of us turned out quite well today.

Miss V
The teacher who constantly accused me of sleeping in class, even when I was only looking down into my book to check on something.

That's it!

Who now, do I tag? ahh ok..
- Dino
- Wegra
- Mac
- Elly

Ok dah. I'm off to watch Prison Break's latest episode. This may sound a bit teeny bopper-ish, but I have to say that Wentworth Miller is one sexy man. heh.

Au revoir!

Friday, April 14, 2006

ada apa dengan "thats mean"

Do you have people regularly saying funny phrases in the office?

Here's my Top list, in no particular order:

  • that's mean (what? what's mean?)
  • it's means
  • the thing is that is
  • you know...(no, i don't know!)
  • hello...! (in the Clueless Alicia Silverstone intonation. gets annoying if every other sentence begins with a 'hello...!')
  • kinds of things
  • by rights
Alaa...bila dengar orang cakap banyak je idea. Now i can only come up with seven.

Aight...I'm off. And my blogger is acting up on me. Dunno why. It keeps asking me to save a file when i try to access my page.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Kisah leukemia

almost terforgot.

Had my monthly checkup last week. My white blood count was lower than normal. When the doc asked if i'm having a fever, cold or cough...i said no, so she ordered a full blood picture so she can further investigate. Went home, and later that night, i caught myself a slight fever. Yup i'm starting to believe that it's all in the mind. So the low white blood count was justified. hehehe. Anyway, the doc said she'd call me if there was a problem. I haven't heard from her in a week. No news is good news, usually, in the case of government hospitals. :-)

My abnormally high levels of liver enzymes have also dropped, which strengthened their suspicion that my ciclosporin intake was causing the rise.

Bro went to donate his lymphocytes (white blood) that day. Ugh..poor dude had to sit next to the aphresis machine while the nurse poked him about 4-5 times to find a good vein. He has small veins like me, so the nurse couldn't get the blood to flow fast enough. Tak cukup dengan itu, in the little curtained section of the clinic, there were 4 additional nurses watching. If it was me, i would have felt rimas already. Perhaps they should add a viewing room in the future, for the sake of the patient's or donor's comfort. :-)

itu saje...bye!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Happy Birthday!

April 10th is one day of the year with the most people that I know celebrating their birthdays.

Happy Birthday, all of you!

Live long and prosper.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

magnificent sunset

A magnificent sunset, something we don't see everyday. view from Petronas Towers. Now, the jam on the roads down below, that's something we see everyday. hehe.

reese's peanut butter cup

coklat kegemaranku! i think i haven't had this in more than 5 years!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

stress to destress

Three months ago i signed up at yogazone. Got two free trials which i went to. Haven't been since i started paying for it. Hehe.

So today i decided to go. Booked the Yin session, which they promoted as an effective session to destress yourself.

Yeah, right.

In order to make it to the session on time, i stressed to finish my work today. Come 6.15pm, i hurriedly packed to leave. Made two trips to the parking autopay machine, with a trip to the parking management office in between to sort out my season pass that suddenly didn't work. Of course, as i came out onto the road, there was a traffic jam, as always the case when we're rushing somewhere.

Anyway, with my heavy car steering and excellent manouvering skills, i managed to get to the place on time. Aah, finally, you think...


At the reception, the receptionist told me that she can't find my name in the reservation book. Jeez! So she told me to just go change, and she would let me in if there are any last minute cancellations. I did, and waited. I finally got in.

Sure enough, the session was relaxing. Was it worth it, you ask? Well, for the hurdles i had to jump today to get there, i'd have to say it wasn't worth a single drop of my sweat.

Ok. Am gonna stop complaining and start enjoying my own company, with absolutely nowhere to rush to. Au revoir!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

oh dear

I'm in KL, supposed to be watching a live band perform.

I'm here instead, judging people.

I'm so keji.

Although to be fair to myself, some of them are just asking for it. How can they let pondan-siams into the ladies' room? Btw, if chicks get in for free, do pondan siams get in free as well? Are they considered chicks too? Hehe

I'm so keji, nevertheless.