Rantings, Goss’ps, Complaints, Compliments….

This is the place to be if you have a weird obsession just like mine – Bert from Sesame Street, likes everything Japanese & TVB movie serials, love to travel, eat and not forgetting – bitch!

It’s a public holiday tomorrow!!! April 30, 2008

Filed under: Short Talk — siaoyue @ 2:23 pm

let’s Mambo at Zouk tonight!!!!

We are all going to shake that ass tonight….

But who’s the designated driver?  Nobody is willing to NOT drink…we’re still sorting that out now.  I hope there is not that massive queue outside Zouk…..

Happy labour day everyone…have good fun tonight.

 

Palm reading and my misadventures April 28, 2008

Filed under: Pointless Rants — siaoyue @ 8:21 pm

I’m beginning to take an interest in palmistry simply because I have too much free time now.  Last Saturday, I tried to read for KC, anttyk and Lengus.  I guess they weren’t too convinced.  I also think that I am too supersitious.  I was told that the mole which just grew out of no where on my right palm couple of months back will just bring me a series of bad luck. I tried to link the connection……let’s see what happened in the past 2-3 months?

  • I stupidly stuck a VCD into my car CD player two months ago and jammed the whole player even the Honda workshop could not repair it.  Would cost a bomb to get it removed by Alpine. 
  • I have been down with the flu bug my whole Manila trip and it ain’t getting better.  Just going into a freezing cinema to watch Fool’s Gold last night, my nose has been running like a tap since!
  • The pimples are coming up on my forehead like there’s no tomorrow.  Even my beautician is appalled!
  • My Ipod crashed and I can’t even reformat it with my iTunes.  Who ever heard of an iPod crashing anttyk asked me the other night!
  • I finally sent my car to wash after a month and was telling Kev over lunch my bad luck.  Just 30 secs after we got the car, it started to rain then pour……..

But then again, there were other good things that happened. I passed the exams I failed so many times before…I errr…..oh well..nevermind.  So is it pure coincidence?

Anyone has some mole reading expertise who can offer some advice?

On another note, next two weeks would be my first time alone in Ipoh.  It should be an adventure driving up there alone and being road direction dumb, it should be a bit of a challenge for me!  Well, let’s hope all goes well and I don’t get lost in Nga Choi Land (beansprout land).  I made a resolution that if all my bad luck vanishes, I will go vegetarian once a week for the rest of the year.

 

Living my life out of a suitcase April 27, 2008

Filed under: Travel — siaoyue @ 10:14 am

And I thought I won’t be travelling for at least another month half.

I woke up this morning to check my emails and got short notice that I’m off to Ipoh next weeks for work! Two whole weeks of Ipoh Nga Choi Kai (Breansprout and Chicken Rice)….My room is becoming my hotel and my suitcase is becoming my wardrobe. 

Better get my ipod fixed FAST!!!  and again it’s me and my CISA textbook during the nights.  I can’t imagine at the speed I’m going, how to finish in time for the exam.  7 1/2 more chapters to go….

No time for Karaoke anymore!! Max Tan…have you heard the Leo Ku’s second 劲歌金曲 II???  Next time you’re back from Sydney, let’s scream part 2 on the top of our lungs!!!!!!!!

 

Another let down by Malaysian Airlines. April 26, 2008

Filed under: Complaints,Malaysian Airlines — siaoyue @ 12:18 am

MH for Malaysia Hospitality wor..! My foot! 

Yet another disappointment.

Not only have they not responded to my REPEATED complaint letters sent 1 month ago after my horrid 13 hr delay from Brisbane, today I turned up at Ninoy Aquino Airport just to realize that my flight back from Manila on MH 705 was delayed another 1 hr 15 minutes due to some change in aircraft.  How come never tell us? Even Air Asia sends us sms-es for delays.  MAS’ service is getting more absurd day by day!

On the plane, I requested for Pepsi with ICE…the stewardess repeated after me..with ICE.  But not even 30 seconds passed.  She gave me a cup of PEPSI without the ICE.  Errghh..is it the problem with my speech or her hearing abilities. 

Malaysian hospitality really my arse.  Malaysia hostility got lah!

 

I’m leaving on a jet plane.. April 25, 2008

Filed under: Travel — siaoyue @ 10:51 am

Don’t know when I’ll be back again!

Back home today! Wheeeeeeeeee….

These are all the mangoes I am bringing back.  I have a compulsive mango buying disorder.  And it’s all your fault.  You guys know who you are! AHhhaha asking me to buy dried mangoes, fresh mangoes…See u guys back in KL!!!

P/S: Hedz…good luck tonight!  With the girls and the Cleo Bachelor!

 

Mabuhay….this is Jess blogging on a bright Wednesday morning April 23, 2008

Filed under: Pointless Rants — siaoyue @ 10:09 am

Mabuhay – A distinct Filipino way of saying ‘welcome’ and ‘long live’. 2 more nights only then I’m leaving on a jet plane back!  Gonna buy more mangoes tonight!

Last night, an idiot came on msn at 11-ish and told me to see a ghost picture captured and posted on his blog.  He was semi-drunk and immediately went offline after that phrase.  So curious but yet damn scaredy cat( alone in the hotel), I got 3 friends :- Sue Ann, Wely and Stanley to be the scapegoats. Sue and Wely gave the same excuses ‘going to sleep la..alone now..don’t want!’.  Only Stanley went in..and saw a pretty scary ghost.  The finally curiosity got the better out of me.  I went in.   ….I must say, it is indeed &*(&$*^*.  Click here if you are not weak hearted.

Yet another stressful day at work. I realized that someone sent me this clip a couple of weeks ago and never had the chance to listen.  Reminds me so much of my ‘Harro, I am ice post’.

Listen to clip here.  This is hee-la-lious!

 

…..another distraction as at 2.47pm…Lillian Too’s palmistry

and i forgot to congratulate my sister ‘vir’ who’s bf has indirectly proposed and spoken to her family about it!

It’s late evening.  Dear Blog.  I am in such a partially foul partially depressed mood now…imagine you are totally clueless about something and someone expects you to know 100% of it -no time to think, no time to ask.  An answer is expected of you.  And before you can even find out how to go about answering the questions, all the How, Who, Why, When, What surfaces.  Sigh this is life! Makes u feel like a dumb-ass sometimes! Or is it just me being too emo?

P/S:  How do u pronounce ‘TORTOISE’?  I thought it was so weird when I heard my friend pronounce it as TOR-TOY-S last week and apparently some other people also pronounced it that way, so I just found out. I had this small debate with vir -tortoys, tortise?  So is it just us Malaysians?  Imagine how stupid we must sound pronouncing TOR-TISE to them and vice versa.  I decided to check on dictionary.com….drumrolls please….  [tawr-tuhs]   YES!!!!!! I’m close!

 

Stubborn, just plan stubborn April 22, 2008

Filed under: Pointless Rants — siaoyue @ 10:10 pm

In general, most people are stubborn. 

Oblivious to the fact that my sore throat was coming back with no proper medication – just the old faithful Strepsils, I still ‘whacked’ 2 BBQ squids, 2 BBQ chicken wings, 2 BBQ coffee beef ribs and 1 sausage this afternoon during the buffet lunch.  Ahh temptations!  It’s 10.00 pm and I’m looking at the mirror while thinking of a topic to blog-pimples, pimples and more pimples….arrrrgghh – the result of over eating grilled stuff.  Thank god I don’t have a weighing scale here or I may just cry.

She – a friend, suffered an infection and was given one week’s of antibiotics.  Obviously, the antibiotics did not work very well and the nagging signs persisted.  She dragged on. 1 day, 2 day, 3 day , 4 whole days!  Why?  Doctor’s diagnosis – if the infection persists, a surgery cannot be avoided.  What? A surgery – needles and blood, two phobias. 

Finally, after 4 days, she gave in.  Yes, it was THE DREADED.  Another bout of medication was given.  3 days.  If the condition remains, the surgery is inevitable. 

Poor girl.  I hope the best for her. 

 

Back to a Boooriinnng Week April 21, 2008

Filed under: Pointless Rants — siaoyue @ 10:03 am

5 days more before I go back to KL.  I can’t wait! I miss my home, I miss my mom’s petai fried prawns, I want to go watch a movie in GSC, I miss Ding Tai Fung’s ‘xiao loong bao’ and crab roe noodles!

I am doomed, I am cursed…my stomach cramp ain’t getting any better…..but every other thing else is fine. I need a DOCTOR!!!!!!!

Over the weekend, I had a chat with Kev.  Our lives are getting boring and routine.  He spent the entire weekend again being his yes-man and helping some damsel in distress fix her new laptop.  I think he needs a girlfriend or else he’ll be asking me what he can do for me next! We need to spice up our lives or rather I need to embark on a mission to help him add some colours to his life.  What else better than to go speed dating! That’s is if we can find a good organization!  We checked www.speeddatingmalaysia.com and noticed that the last event ‘coming up’ was for Novemeber 2007.  Not very successful for a speed dating organization!  Now, he may post a comment and say otherwise that he’s the one accompanying me instead and even paying for me…! But that’s for u folks to believe! muahahahah

 

 

 

A Day at Taal Volcanoes April 20, 2008

Filed under: Travel — siaoyue @ 5:49 pm

I think I am cursed.  Like how Jen used to complain that she is cursed going to Macau, I hate to believe it but it seems like there’s not a day that has passed for the past week that I am totally well.  First there was the sore throat from all that BBQ (ya ya…I have to pay for being greedy), then inevitably the runny nose followed suit.  Yesterday I woke up with a throbbing headahce that lasted until this morning.  Then, the stomach finally gave problems till now.  Sigh, it’s probably the same recurring problem that requires another dose of antibiotics!

Anyway, with all these pain in the ass ailments, infections, whatever…I still managed to drag my lazy ass for a day of tour to the Taal Volcano, an active volcano situated on the island of Luzon.  Being the cheapos and calculative auditors as we were, the two of us decided not to go with the tour package recommended by the hotel(which would costs approximately  a whopping Peso 4,350 per person but planned our own tour- times 0.8 yourself lah to convert to RM).

We hired the hotel car to take us there for Peso 2750 and started our journey at 9.30 am.  Our first stop was to one of those stalls selling Filipino biscuits and sweets along the way.

Nothing interesting. 

From there, we proceeded straight to Tagatay town, which was about an hour away from Manila to take some scenic pictures of the Taal Volcano.

From Tagatay, it took us another 25 minutes to reach the lake.  We had to haggle with the boat owner on the boat price to take us to the volcanoes.  Finally, we managed to bargain for Peso1500 – the lady mentioned that this was the lowest she could go from her original Peso 3500, according to regulations set by the Ministry of Tourism and was even able to provide a copy of the Act for us to see!   We met two Korean students who wanted to share the boat with us.  But apparently, it is a tourism regulation again that strangers ARE NOT MEANT TO SHARE ANY BOATS.  The lady even threatened us that all the boat /resort owners along the lakes are like families and she would inform them if we tried to goto another resort to share the boat.  What a bia-tch!  No choice – not wanting to cause further commotion, we hopped on the boat with our driver, while the two dudes walked further down to other resorts to try their luck.

The 20 minutes boat ride from the lake to the volcano has got to be the choppiest boat ride ever.  I was almsot drenched by the time I reached the other end!  From there, we had to pay another Peso 500 to rent-a-horse to take us up to the volcano.  Or if you’re feeling strong, you can trek all the way up.  I opted for the horse, naturally.  We were adviced to purchase face masks also as it gets really dusty on the way up.  Again, we decided not too…Bad Idea i later found out

Now do you see what it was a bad idea not going with the face masks!

With all the trotting, my horse, my guide and myself finally reached the top after 1/2 hour.  The view of the volcano from the top is simply breath taking and magnificient! And guess what we bumped into the two Korean dudes at the top and was told they managed to hire the boat for Peso 1200 at another resort.  Bummer!

The view of the lake from the top.

We left the lake about 2 pm and it was indeed an interesting day out as I’ve never been close to a volcano before, not to even mention an active one!  In total, the two of us spent about Peso 6,250 (excluding lunch – we packed from the hotel) and managed savings of about Peso 2,450.

In case any of you ever visit the Taal Volcanos, you may want to consider NOT renting the boat from Leynes Resort.

 

Poem for Me… April 16, 2008

Filed under: Pointless Rants — siaoyue @ 11:12 pm

Remember my blog post on April 12th?  The song I’m in love with?  In Chinese the song’s name is ‘為妳寫詩’  and in English it simply means, Writing a Poem For You.  So, today, my silly fren decided to send me an email with his self composed poem to let me have a good laugh.  Because he said he’d be buried alive if i posted this poem, I’ve decided to just remove his name from the contents of this poem.  But I appreciate his trouble to come up with this!! Thank u….Si XXX (This poem is intended for those who understand Malay)

Semenjak Si Small Dragon jadi bujang,

Dunia dia ada gelap, sedih and sikit lonely,

Tapi untuk Si XXX, harapan macam Tsumani,

All the gelap di Si XXX suddenly jadi cerah, macam Politics Penang,

Feel like ada harapan untuk dapat ticket Number Satu.

 

Walaubagaimanupun, hati Si Small Dragon not yet pulih,

Macam Pak Lah tak belum forget Endon when she passed away,

Tapi now Pak Lah ada Jean, boleh lepak at Gloria Jean minum kopi sama sama,

What Si XXX can buat sekarang is to sembahyang 7 kali sehari,

Hopefully Si Small Dragon hati cepat pulih,

So that Si XXX ada peluang untuk dilantik sebagai her number 1 lagi tinggi,

 

Nasihat Si XXX untuk Si Small Dragon,

Satu Pergi, Sepuluh Mali, So tau sa worry,

No doubt buaya darat merata-rata,

Tapi Si XXX bukan buaya darat yang baru landing di KLIA,

so i tak begitu gatal compare with buaya lain,

 

Si XXX mulut cakap banyak, Si Small Dragon always complaint mulut saya penuh with shit,

Aiya Si Small Dragon, bagi chance sikit, gigi I ada gosak tiap tiap hari,

 

I tak macam buaya lain can write powderful poem like Shakespeare,

My sajak is my style, bagi chance and relax la when you read,

I hope this sajak will be remember and be recognize by Si Small Dragon always,

Bila Si Small Dragon sedih, visit la this sajak I sent to you,

At least can make you ketawa and complaint my mouth full of tahi.