Friday, April 29, 2011

After 17 years!!

Am in SG right now. Been here for the past few days attending meeting. Have not been going out at all. What I did was woke up, go meeting, got back, order room service and repeat the same cycle for 2 days. Today the meeting ended earlier at 2++pm and I got back to hotel around 3pm.

And I just got back from meeting him ;)
Us :)
Meet Mr Alvin Chew Seen Yi. He is my longest classmate ever. We were in the same class in 1A2, 2A1, 3A1, 4A1, 5A1, and 6A1 in SRK Jalan Hang Tuah (2) KL (1988-1993). We parted ways in high school. He went to VI and I went to BB. Last I saw him was when we were 13, I guess....after that no more.

When I found out that I'll be attending meeting in Singapore, I contacted him right away, lucky that he was on my FB!! At first we wanted to have a proper sit down dinner, but who knows S'pore city is so crowded on Friday night, we just have to lepak somewhere by the roadside and settle with some take away kebab.

Honestly, I was a bit nervous meeting him, seriously, after all these years!! At first we were both kinda lost for words, after some usual catch up questions, things start to warms up. We talked about daily life (both are singles at 30..hehehe..) so you know what the topic is about. After a while, I can pretty much hold a decent conversation with him :O

He walked me back to hotel and it was great that I get to meet him. Both of us still looks like how we used to look in Std 6. If I can find some old pics of me and him, I'll post it here :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Simple Life

My simple pleasures :
  • Eating a hot steaming plate of white rice berlaukkan sardin dalam tin yang dimasak dengan kentang
  • Listening to guitar strumming songs (Oasis-Wonderwall, Nidji-Laskar Pelangi, Glee Cast - Over the Rainbow, Greenday-21 Guns, Time of My Life)
  • Watching the rain lapping on the ground
  • Dancing in the rain
  • Strolling aimlessly in some shopping complex (or somewhere crowded yet nobody knows me)
  • Able to watch 2 (or more) movies in cinema back to back without anybody pastering me to go home.

This is a living list. Anytime when the going gets tough....I'll try to remember what are the simple things in life that I treasure :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

No me Ames

Dedicada a dieya, hasta la proxima clase!! ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Thousand Splendid Sun

I read the book as slow as I could. I savour every page, reading and feeling lines by lines. It amazes me how a guy can tell a story from a woman's perspective. As if he has seen it through his own eyes. Or maybe he understand people more than any of us would. Irregardless, his work is a masterpiece.

This is the second of Khaled Hosseini that I read, A Thousand Splendid Sun. Its a story about two women, from different generation but brought together by fate.

Mariam, a girl that was a product of man's ignorance towards sin, being called a 'harami' even by her own mother. She lost her mother in pursuit of seeing her father. As if losing one parent is not enough, another sold her away to some stranger. She was pushed into marriage to a person that is no more than a man herself. He uses her to bear his offspring, and when that did not happened she is downgraded to a housekeeper cum his punching bag.

Laila, a girl that was brought up not in the conventional Afghan way, she sees the world differently, she was the one that will make headlines someday. However, Taliban's ruling made her lost everything. She ends up being married to a man that is even older than her father, for the sake of survival.

Any women in the world would never agree to share her husband with another woman (no matter how badly she is being treated), what more to woman that is way younger than her. That is what brought these two women together, they are married to the same man.

A relationship that was at first hostile, later turns out to be the best things that ever happened to them. The poignant plot breaks my heart. The women were treated as less than a second class human being. Its a similar theme among the stories from middle east, woman has no place in the society, apart from their function to produce heir. Its sad that all these happens in countries where deemed 'Islam' as their pillar of faith. Whereas in Islam, women is treated equally as men, at times even more distinct. Al Quran itself has a whole surah on women, Surah An-Nisa. To learn on how to be and how to treat a woman, its all in the surah.

Clearly these guys that use Islam as fa├žade, has not really understood the gist of Rasullah's SAW teaching, maybe if they did, they only took that will bring advantages to them.Religion aside, those women that is portrayed in the story has been treated inhumanely, and I am sure any religion in the world would not condone such act. 

Khaled's way of story telling was such in detail, that most of the time I was pretty sure I was not reading a book, but more of watching the film rolls...I really hope that we would be seeing this on the big screen.
For this edition, look out for page 120, line 7, word 3, my name is on it :D

Has been on my bed for the past few months....
 Meanwhile...some random photos on what my life has been up to for recent 2-3 months.....
What I had for lunch on Sunday - L-R: Lettuce,tomatoes,sausages + chic balls, toasted bread, Campbell's oxtail soup, and a glass of tea :)     
The latest babe in the house :$
The most expensive chocolate I ever ate......serious...

Nak Balik......

Its 8.07 AM on my computer screen. Was here since almost 20 minutes ago. Suddenly I see the sky is getting darker outside. And now it is raining very heavily..

Moday morning + heavy rain + am already in office = Nak Balik!!!!!

Would very much prefer the to hide under my comforter and finally start on those book that have been collecting dust (or just fall asleed till noon?)...hehehehe... :D

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Farewell : The Dream Chaser

A friend leaves the company today. She sent out her last note. Though she is faraway in a state that is hyped up with campaign right now, I can feel her so close.

She mentioned it few months back, so I was not in a shocked. She has always been the one that lives her life the way she wants it. Who would have thought that a hijab wearing girl would wear a mini skirt? Well, she did (not in the kind cultured shocked kid would do). I still have your pictures in those minis….(it was Wati’s open house in 2006)

She said she wanted to do something that she likes. I don't know the details but as the title of her last mail, she is chasing her dream. I applaud her for being brave to do that. Its a bold move, and I don't have that guts, though I wish very much about it.  
When I read her email, I feel happy for her. I may not have her courage, but I am really glad she has taken the step.

All the best to you, Asma......If you are well on the way in making that travel show....I nak ikut!!!!!  :) Keep in touch girl...dah sampai semenanjung let me know, we meet up, am dying to know what your plans are..(kepochi kan?) :P

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award 2011

  • Dato Siti won AJL few times....
  • Micheal Schumacher took the podium more than I can count..
  • Brazil won World Cup berapa kali ek?
  • Arwah Yasmin bagged the international movies award in many occasions...

Hence I am taking this award again :) Handed over by Shin Loo, I am very glad indeed to receive this :D

And I shall follow the rules of this award which are to:

  • Thank the person who awarded you and link to his/her blog.
  • Tell 7 random facts about yourself.
  • Pass the award to 15 new found bloggers.
  • Contact each blogger you want to pass the award on to, and let them know you’ve done so, and let the giver of your award know you accept it.
7 random facts for 2011

  1. I will be going through a 2.5 months no fly zone (no drive back to KL as well...) due to expected heavy workload in May to mid July. Not just me, the rest of the company too!! :(
  2. I have yet to try another new recipe since the chocolate souffle... :f
  3. I have been buying books without actually reading it. I have with me on bed a total of 3-5 books that I snuggle to each nite :brow
  4. I managed to complete half jamboree last week!! It was a cycling jamboree in Senawang. The original route was a total cycling on and off road for 40+km. They have 5 check points altogether. On the way to checkpoint no 3, I was almost flat out, and as a result I took the shortcut and made my way to finish line. I thought I could not even finish the half route, but I did it. Next time I will push for the full route!!:D
  5. Made a commitment to have me-time at the end of the year..can't wait. :e
  6. Finally getting my first washing machine of my life..(tu pon nak kecoh..) :P
  7. Due to some commotion at work, I will not be attending any technical courses this year. Will need a whole post to tell you about it :@

There you go....for this round I am tagging all those in my blogroll (not even 15..hehehe...) See what's your random fact for this year.
  1. Dieya
    Kak Tek
  2. Maya
  3. Aida
  4. Kak Yong : kalo still not in labour ;)
  5. Adriza : tgh pntg..ada masa ke?

Thanks Shin Loo!!

    Saturday, April 2, 2011

    Aduh...Capek aahh...

    I don't know what I have been busy with these past few days, even today, it was pretty mess up, sampaikan kena ponteng Spanish class... :( but I won't bore you with the detail.

    I am so busy that I have to come back to PD today, not even 24hrs in KL for this weekend. While I was driving back, I made a detour and I think I arrived in heaven....well..kinda...


    I am spoiled for choices!!!

    Enough said...was on cloud 9. Definitely this will be one of my pitstop from now on ;)

    p/s: Capek juga nga apa-apa kok :) and Shin Loo, I'll reply your tag later k?