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The only consolation to my awful week July 31, 2008

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First it was the income tax penalty.

 

Then, a cancelled overseas trip.

 

The laptop I use for work was infected with a virus and seems to affect the performance of my laptop incredibly.  I virtually have to restart every 1/2 hour.

 

Followed by my maid becoming hysterical and fainted yesterday morning all because Mom did not approve her day off.  Rushed her off to the hospital.  Upon doctor (who diagnosed it as ‘faking it’) and the agent’s advice, we have to send her back although her contract only officially expires end of next month.   Which means, this weekend, I have to do my own laundry, ironing, cooking and cleaning. 

 

And it’s only Thursday……

 

The only consolation was I had a orgasmic dinner at Hajime last night, my all time favourite Japanese restaurant on the expense of a friend 🙂

 

 

Just the 2 of us, we had raw fish with truffle oil, chawan mushi, foie gras maki, almost 7 kinds of sashimi, mini chicken pizza, shake bomb (salmon wrapped with foie gras..an absolute delight), soft shell crab with salmon maki, Wasa Beef (pan fried beef with wasabi), and umeshu jelly.  Yummmmmm…

 

I asked for it… July 29, 2008

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Today I got slapped with a penalty from the Inland Revenue Board.  Don’t ask me why also – yes it’smy freaking fault.  RM 446.98.  Never f*** around with these guys.  Damn!  I am so pissed and poor now…

 

Can someone shout me a beer?

 

Soo Jin’s BIG Birthday Celebration July 26, 2008

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We had a mini birthday bash for the ‘Horse’ (who’s bday falls on July 28) at WabiSabi in TTDI Plaza last night.  But he wanted me to make it sound like a HUGE celebration, hence the title of the post.  Honoured guests for this ‘zoo’ party include Sue Ann the errr ‘babboon’, Jack the sloth and his missus, Amy, Big Eyed Goldfish KC, DC the Yellow Chimp, Hedz and his girls, myself the fish, and Sam. 

Amy, who’s currently into photography took many many pics with her Nikon.  I’m not gonna post the pictures taken from my Ixus 80 (later embarass myself only!).  These pics are the masterpieces of Amy.

We decided against embarassing him with the cake.  So Jack-O bought him a ‘flaming’.  But our once wild horse has already been pussified domesticated by his missus, had to share the ‘drink’ with his once side kick.

All the macho, macho men…..

Obviously Jack did not want to be outdone by these macho macho men..

Fuiyoh, so ‘gaya’.  I think next year we can nominate Jack for the Women’s Weekly Hunky Husbands!

We  also tried to model…

 

 

 

The Bridesmaid from HELL July 25, 2008

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Was chatting to one of my friend’s about her wedding.

 

I’m going to be one of her bridesmaids.

 

We have thought of one (of the many) torture game for the groom and his mates on the ‘pick up bride’ morning.  (Inspiration from the sushi scene from Sex and the City).  Ours is similiar except we will have 10% sashimi and 90% wasabi.

 

An artist impression of how the groom would look topless with the sashimi bits.

 

Every best man would have his share of the sushi.  No need to fight.  Won’t disclose which lucky groom.  Now we won’t want to spoil the surprise right?

 

How awful can your date be? July 24, 2008

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What’s the most cheapskate thing he has ever done on a date..siaoyue asks?????

 

a) Made you go dutch (if you’re a girl la..there’s no equality when it comes to such thing right)? 

 

b) Offer to pick you on his bicycle in view of rising petrol costs (Maybe only anttyk would be capable of such things..) or worst, not even offering to pick you or suggesting you take public transport?  But nothing beats, asking you to pick him cause he lives on the way!

 

c) Not buying you dinner and asking you to have a ‘popcorn’ dinner while watching your planned movie date.  His excuse, ‘We’re running late….’

 

d)  Offering to shout dinner, but restricting you to what you can eat.  Again the reason being, ‘I ain’t that hungry’.  But you know for sure that what you’ve/he’s ordered isn’t even enough for a gal going on a diet.

 

e) Conveniently excusing himself to the toilet just when the waiter is about to bring the bill?  Or using the ‘I left my wallet in the car’ excuse???

 

What are your thoughts?

 

What constitutes embezzlement? July 23, 2008

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The Pakatan Rakyat State Government in Penang has been accused of ’embezzling’ RM30 mil by the State Umno Secretary, Datuk Azhar Ibrahim.

 

The Star reports:

 

“The state says that it is trying to save money by flying economy class and implementing austerity measures but it is actually embezzling the people’s money by not collecting the illegal hawking and parking compounds issued before March 8,” said the Penaga assemblyman who twice described himself as a “good guy” in his debate on the motion of thanks on the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas’s speech.

State exco member Phee Boon Poh (DAP-Sungai Puyu) stood up to demand clarification from Azhar on how the state had embezzled the people’s money.

“The state’s duty is to collect the compounds but it did not, so that is menyelewenglah! Why are you taking care of those who are guilty? What about those who have paid, do they get a refund?” Azhar, who is state Umno secretary, retorted.

 

I am not even going to bother doing a wikipedia or dictionary.com search on the meaning of ‘embezzlement‘.  Even my 15 year old cousin can give me a better explanation than this fler. 

 

Thank you Datuk Azhar, for enlightening me and 21 million other Malaysians on the real meaning of embezzlement.

 

Note: I paid RM12 on behalf of my friend, Fu for the movie ticket for Red Cliff.  Please do not menyeleweng my money and return it promptly ok!

 

My secret affair! July 21, 2008

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In order to make my ‘outing’ with the legendary Ah C look not so obvious, we called Ah A along and had a fun ‘threesome’ in a not so secluded cafe somewhere 10 minutes from Mid Valley Mega Mall.  Remember the Ah C?  One of the very few ppl who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons as I fear for both our lives…muahahaha

This is the mysterious Ah C with his Dunhill!

 

Why so serious? ke ke ke ke ke July 19, 2008

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I totally forgot I promised Mr X to watch The Dark Knight – and went to watch with some other friends.  So he gave me so much shit for it.  Told him to watch with one of this many ‘sexy and gorgeous admirers’.  I suggested Ms Y.  But he told me, Ms Y did not know who Batman was – she grew up with Doraemon and Sin Chan, so no point watching with her.  Cannot be kua?????  (Maybe just an excuse to get me to watch with him…HA HA HA).    ( NOTE: I have not named Mr X cause he complains I always put him in a bad light in my blog posts)

 

Thinking it was unbelievable not to know who Batman is I related this to Kev.  That #*($#* retorted, ‘Well, you also asked people before what is Robotech Macross before wat! Why someone cannot not know who is Batman?’.  But we all grew up with Superman, Spiderman and Batman right?  Ok how many of you actually know what Robotech is?

 

OK cut the crap.

 

The Dark Knight is unbelievably fantastic.  I was sitting on the egde of my seat throughout the movie.  Heath Ledger definitely outshone Christian Bale as the Joker.  Two thumbs up for The Joker.  I must say, it has to be one of his best roles ever (although I did not watch Brokeback mountain).  Such a pity……

 

A truly engaging movie!!!!

 

Buy Nothing Day… July 17, 2008

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Federation of Malaysian Consumers Association (“FOMCA”) declared July 16 (yesterday) as Buy Nothing Day. 

Extracted from yesterday’s Star Online.

FOMCA declares ‘Buy Nothing Day’ on July 16

Story and photo by JADE CHAN

DON’T go shopping on July 16.

Why? That day has been declared the “Buy Nothing Day” by the Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca).

 

Fomca, with the cooperation of its partners, wants the Buy Nothing Day to be a day for consumers to review and reflect their personal values, especially in relation to consumerism.

  

It is also a time for consumers to think of their spending patterns, and about their values in relation to the importance given to family and friends, and the goods they acquire.

 

The Buy Nothing Day is organised in conjunction with the National Consumer Campaign (NCC), which is on from June this year till June 2012 under the theme of Change Begins With Me.

 

“The focus of the NCC is for Malaysian consumers to change their consumer behaviour and to take greater responsibility to face challenges that have an impact on their lifestyle,” Fomca president Datuk N. Marimuthu said at the launch of the Buy Nothing Day.

 

“The time for cheaper fuel and foodstuff is over. Malaysians need to re-examine their lifestyle and make changes to the way they live to adapt to global challenges like increasing fuel prices,” he said.

 

Also present at the launch were representatives from the campaign partners – Cuepacs, National Council of Women’s Organisation (NCWO) and the Malaysian Youth Council.

 

Meanwhile, following are some of the positive measures consumers can do (let’s see how I’ve fared):

· Packing lunches/snacks at home and having them at the office; (since last week I have been packing lunch to office from home 😛 )

· Having more meals at home and eating out less; (I have 4 dinners at home in a week at least.  Last week I had 3 dinners out, which was Kev’s treat on Sunday’s dinner, so basically it’s he who has SINNED! Ha ha)

· Reducing electricity consumption, such as reducing the amount of time the air-conditioner is switched on or using the fan more often; (I only turn on the air con when I sleep, so I already played my part)

· Planning travel in advance; (I have a calendar full of holidays for the year, somehow none seems to materialise.  I am still waiting for confirmation on the Krabi trip.  How does advance planning your travels be classified as +ve measures?)

· Using public transport more often; (cannot la this one  – taxi you scared get robbed, bus – u scared of maniac drivers.  Public transport here sucks.  No LRT runs pass my office also)

· Buying only when necessary, and evaluating the needs versus the wants; (this one confirm I only buy necessary..I NEED 1 dress for anttyk’s wedding – after all he’s my ‘brother’ – but then again I may wear my new ‘purple looks like chicken feathers’ dress for that occassion that’s still sitting in my cabinet and waiting for the right opportunity, NEED one for mama’s wedding, one for Christmas, I don’t even spend money on new clothes for party or dates OK.  That’s maybe cause I don’t have any dates to go to??  Woi, this is image!  Looking good is a NEED and obviously outweighs the WANT to look good)

· Using energy-efficient equipment, like a front-loading washing machine rather than a top-loading one; ( I don’t know about this, my maid does all the washing.  Ok, I am maybe a lil spoilt)

· Stop using credit cards (erm, yesterday, I prepaid 8 movie tickets for Friday night’s ‘The Dark Knight’ on GSC online so that doesn’t count right.  It’s prepaid, so technically I did not spend on July 16.  If I’m guilty, 7 others are too!) ; and

· Buying house brand goods instead of branded goods. (if anyone can find me Tesco or Carrefour house brand bags, then I won’t buy anymore Burberry lor!)

 

All of a sudden… July 15, 2008

I have so many things to blog about..and where do i begin??

 

1) Today I got a call from a friend I’d known for years now. Let’s call him Ah C (For confidentiality purpose – in case his significant half suspects we have an affair and splashes acid over my beaauutifullll face, also something I’m not too sure if she’s capable of).  Ah C has this bad habit of not returning my calls or SMSes.  And he’d probably call me 2-3 weeks later and ask ‘Eh did you call me ah?’ and tell me he’s so caught up with work he forgot to call me.  Or he’d call and after about 15 minutes would get an incoming call and tell me ‘Eh call you back, got incoming call la’…but it would never happen.  Today, again he did the same thing.  So right after he said ‘Eh call you back’ and hung up, I immediately sms-ed him ‘Bet you 100 bucks you won’t call me back’.  HA HA HA, 3 minutes later, he called back for the first time and said ‘You owe me 100 bucks.’  Woooohoo first time in years of our friendship, my reverse psychology worked. 

 

2) Today also marks the end of my Beginner 2 Japanese Class.  Finally over and done with this level and Intermediate 1 starts on Thursday.  Had dinner in Restoran Siu Siu to celebrate ‘over exam’ joys.  Remember my classmate who deals with the dead?  Today I finally realized why he has to study Jap.  An average of 1 year, 10 Malaysians die in Japan and that would require his services and to communicate with the Japs to bring the deceased back, hence why learning Jap is pretty important to him.  So G-san brought his friend out tonight and introduced him as- ‘I am the undertaker and this is my friend the grave digger – J****!’……*#($#($*%

 

3) Mama’s wedding dinner will be in March 2009.  The few of us are planning her hen’s night although its 8 months ahead.  We have had a big inflow of ideas – of course to outdo ‘Papa’ who plans to have a wild night out with 10 strippers.  From having a stripper (mama wants him to look like Takeshi Kaneshiro) to having a girly night at a serviced apartment, to taking all girls ‘sexy and wild’ (yah right!!!) photos by our semi-pro photographer, Sue Ann….anyone, paticularly to those getting married soon has any grrreeeaattttt ideas to share???????

 

4) My ‘crabs’ dinner at Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood Restaurant (No 2-2A, Jalan Desa 1/2, Desa Aman Puri, Kepong….Phone No: 03 6272 3346) with Kev and Jimmy last Sunday was absolutely delicious.  Although the quality has slightly deteriorated and prices gone up compared to when I was first introdoced this restaurant back in 2004.  They say a picture tells a thousand words..

Special House Fried Tofu

Fried Lala

Marmite Crabs (Jim’s favourite)

Salted Egg Yolk Crabs (my favourite! yuuuumm)..and lastly 3 very satisified people!!!!