Friday, June 29, 2007

I'm losing my voice......:-(

I woke up this morning with a nearly gone voice!

the result? I'm a croaking frog around my office. My colleagues barely understand whatever words I'm trying to say. I've been taking medications since Monday! My friend even bought me traditional Chinese remedy for flu and sore throat. It's called: "Teh Herba Pai Chaw Wai Kan"

ok..forget about my illness.

My response to Papajoneh's entry in his blog about how much/true Sabahan are you questionnaires. Here goes mine:

1. You drive at right lane of the road, with a speed of only 50 KM/H. If people horn behind you, you still don’t know what’s wrong.
Ini mana dapat lesen ni? Was it “lesen kopi O?”

2. You have the luxury of working from 8 AM to 5 PM (get off work punctually).
nope, I work from 9am to 6pm

3. You don’t believe that there is any “clean” politician in Sabah.
Talk about “Politik Sabun, Politik Duitkebanyakan mereka lebih suka mengembangkan poket masing2, selfish and greedy!

4. You feel “obligated” to reach the top of Mount Kinabalu at least once in a lifetime.
Ehem…ehem…I admit I’m no Mr. Salagan but I’ve been there once

5. You prefer a big car than a big house (probably you can’t drive a big house around to show off).
Can I want both? Heheheh…ok la, I’m a petite sumandak so a tiny car is ok

6. You wear slipper and short wherever you go, even in city.
yeah, I do that most of the time but I’d make sure that slipper is at least on the trendy side. Well, slipper design nowadays is very ‘kheng’ mah. Mau yang ada corak kartun, corak batik, corak geometri? Semua ada :-)
Tapi…kalau di kampung, selipar jipun warna merah, oren, hijau, biru semua pakai. Kadang2 tu, ada yang belubang sudah di tumit kaki, nipis dan putus tangkai (ni sambung balik) hantam jak pakai. Yang penting, ada poh…. tidak lah juga tepijak tai langot :-D


7. You still think that Labuan belongs to Sabah.
Well, I know that Labuan is a FT but deep down, I think Labuan and Sabah cannot be parted.

8. You will not go to any FREE seminar / function that has no food or refreshment.
Bah…siapa mo pigi seminar/function kalau teda makanan? Personally, I don’t really like going to any seminar, free or paid whatsoever

9. You don’t care about service. You just want things cheap, cheap, cheap.
Sometimes lah but nowadays, I tend to accept the fact that if you want a ‘tip top’ services, you have to pay more. Yeah, I can handle that

10. You know where to get your candles and torch light quickly in the total darkness (due to training by frequent blackout).
Yes! This is soooooo true.

11. You know what “aramaitiee” means…
ABUDEN?.....yes, ofkoz I know :-D
-cheers
-yaaaaam seeeeng
-salut
-salud
-kampai
-thanniiii
-minummmmmm....

12. You shout “referee bodoh” and at the same time throw mineral water bottles on the pitch during a football match at Likas stadium..
Hmmmm …. Never been to any stadium, thanks to TV / radio….however, I do curse sometimes especially when the players are diving here and there with no strong reasons. Sikit2 tumbang macam batang pisang buruk...Germany World Cup 2006, wahhhhh...so many diving stunts!

13. Your Timorese maid ran away with her lover, taking your money or jewellery along..
my family don’t hire maid. My mum is a ‘Superwoman’ but mostly, now that me and my sisters have grown up, we do the house chores

14. You doubt someone’s mykad whether it is real or fake..
Yup, no argument on that one. Apparently, nearly a million estimate of non-pribumis have acquired mykad, rumour says so. Betul atau tidak, you'd be the judge!

15. Your favourite assemblyman whom you vote and supported all this while…gambled away and lost a whopping 60 million ringgit in a London casino..
Holy cow…those millions are rakyat’s hard earned money and that fella lost it for nothing!

16. You go inside a karaoke at 12 pm and realise that the place is still open at 5 am…
Gosh…..how I miss go karaoke with friends in KK!

17. You come across a supposedly local person but with a very foreign accent..
Tell me about it!
Speaking about that, there’s a story about foreigners masquerading as locals. This happened when Sabah’s gahmen was doing an “operasi cegah PTI” a while back. One day, a truckload of policemen stopped a KK city bus en route to Inanam. So, one of the policemen asked one male passenger (he was sporting a slightly curly hair) to produce his mykad.


Officer: Mana IC?

Passenger: Ada tuan (he confidently fishes out his mykad) Ini tuan. Sya urang tampatan bah tuan.

Officer: (Takes the mykad and strokes his chin thoughtfully) Ohhh…bagus, bagus! Urang tampatan, bagus. Bah, kalau macam tu, cuba ko kira angka dari nombor 1 sampai 10.

Passenger: Bah. Sya kira ya tuan. Satu, dua, tiga, ampat, lima, anam, tujuh, DELAPAN…… (before he finishes counting, suddenly…..)

Officer: Heh, urang tampatan kunun! Naik ko di situ skarang jugak!! (pointing out the navy blue coloured police truck which was parked by the roadside)

Well, the passenger succeeded with flying colours on his local accent but unfortunately his thick Indon accent (when he pronounced DELAPAN, instead of LAPAN) gave him away!

18. You cannot vote in an election because someone has voted on behalf of you…hmmm….tanyakan pada pengundi hantu

19. You own a bakakuk
I don’t but my dad used to keep about 2 bakakuks. That was long time ago...and he never kept bakakuk inside our house. Kalau polis datang, habis!

Well, that’s about it lah. To sum if up, I believe I am a true Sabahan.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bad Week

Hhhhgggggggh.....!

This week is definitely not a good week for me. I've been sick since last Sunday. My throat is burning and am coughing blood (don't worry, not so much blood. most definitely ulcer), my head is aching and I've been suffering from hot and cold fever and also vomitting.

On Monday morning, I dragged myself to the nearby clinic and the doctor gave me about 5 type of medications! Aduiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii........i'm not a fan of medicine, any medicines! I had about 1 day MC and the next day (Tuesday) I forced myself to work, I had to! Thinking about the mountainous works, uh huh...not a good picture at all. I can't afford to take a loooong 'cuti' because I have 4 ppl depending on me. Yeah, i'm a secretary to 4 different bosses! Now, how crazy is that? Believe me, I'm not joking....hence, the neverending workloads!

Yesterday after lunch, I emptied my gut down the toilet bowl. So, I was left with an empty belly and a raw throat, and of course with a very very bad aftertaste!

Today, I am still having a fever but thankfully my headache is ok a bit. My throat? It's far from okay :-(

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Prison & The Prisoner

The bride tells her husband , "Honey, you know I'm a virgin and I don't know anything about sex. Can you explain it to me first?"

"OK, Sweetheart. Putting it simply, we will call your private place 'the prison' and call my private thing 'the prisoner'. So what we do is: put the prisoner in the prison."

And then they made love for the first time. Afterwards, the guy is lying face up on the bed, smiling with satisfaction. Nudging him, his bride giggles, "Honey the prisoner seems to have escaped."

Turning on his side, he smiles. "Then we will have to re-imprison him." After the second time they spent, the guy reaches for his cigarettes but the girl, thoroughly enjoying the new experience of making love, gives him a suggestive smile, "Honey, the prisoner is out again!"

The man rises to the occasion, but with the unsteady legs of a recently born foal. Afterwards, he lays back on the bed, totally exhausted.She nudges him and says, "Honey, the prisoner escaped again."

Limply turning his head, He YELLS at her, "Hey, its not a life sentence, OKAY!"


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:-) Have a nice weekend ahead

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I've got a secret admirer?????



Wahliaoeh....early morning of Tuesday, the receiptionist in my office buzzed me, informing that there's a parcel for me. I was puzzled, because ah, I wasn't expecting anything, nor does my boss.


when I went to the reception area, issshhh, ingatkan parcel apa. Turned out, someone sent me flowers and a teddy bear. Aikkkk....I was wondering, mamat mana lak yang hantar bunga dan teddy bear kat aku ni. Hmmmm....kalau mamat tu bukan stalker, then it's allright I guess. But if he is some kind of psychopath, mati aku!


That whole day ah, my office colleagues were teasing me about the flowers.




Monday, June 11, 2007

Saturday night escapade

*sigh*

Saturday night, me and the girls decided to group out at UC, PJ Hilton. Coincidently, one of our batang frens was celebrating his birthday. Ok, actually we were invited to his birthday party . By 10.30pm, me and the girls were already there while the batangs group was still cruising the highway all the way from Seremban. They reached UC approximately at 11.15pm.

*sigh again*

We were kinda hoping for a more lively music that night but don't know lah. The band, who is currently performing there macam kurang rempah. I think they're pinoys. If i'm not mistaken, they are going by the name of The Blocks (or something) Ok, sure they are good musicians but their choices of songs that night was a bit boring. My group agreed that the performance is like, I don't know, let's just say that if Simon Cowell were there..he'd say something like 'booooring'

Yup, the music might be boring but I think the night progressed quite well. Let's see if I can recall anything.

Hmmmm....I think I had a short trip to the beach and made wild sex, twice! While I'm on it, Johnnie walked in holdings a tray of tequila shots. Then, Mr. Carlsberg decided to join and said "hey, wanna do foursome?"

Hahahaha...

2am something, we cabuted from the place and continued to go karaoke in Bangsar. Hmmmm...I bumped into a very cute guy (I've met him a couple of times at the same place). So, he said "hey girl, nice to see you again. Why don't you get your ass over here and join us?"

so off I went to his table (he's at the public lounge with another good looking batang) and said, "Well, thanks for noticing my fine ass and heck, I think I might just do that"

There i was with two jugs of beer sitting on the table and two lengchais while the rest of my partners in crime were honing their singing skills amidst slurred words and off key singings (they're quite wasted) inside VIP room No. IV.

4.00am, my group left and headed straight to the mamak restaurant nearby. I reached my house around 5am something, washed my face, undressed and fell flat to my nose into my bed and woke up around 2pm the next day with a nasty hangover.


Foursome and hangover, whew...what a way to spend a weekend!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Rainy days and Mondays always make me down...

so said The Carpenters and so do I!

I enjoy being a KLites. However, one of the main thing that I dreaded here is the torrential tropical rain. You probably woke up this morning humming 'good morning, sunshine' and hoped the rest of the day would be shining and well...just shining.

One minute you're thinking about dry spell, next thing you know...all hell breaks loose! Mother of all storms and the likes, and "hell, it's raining cats and dogs" groans. Uggghhh...i hate carrying umbrella. I'm not an umbrella person.

Yesterday, I was nearly blown over by the wind. Ok, I think my ass is not that skinny but granted, I was gripping my umbrella and being a 'dwarf' strong winds will surely lift me up and next thing we know, I'd be like 'flying without wings, no thanks to umbrella'

Well, I may not an umbrella person but Rihanna sure looks sexy and yummylicious with umbrella. This Barbados beauty can turn any unflattering umbrella as a sexy acessory :-)



Thursday, June 7, 2007

Bra Codes

This is hillarious but strangely fits the descriptions *lol*




Have you ever wondered why bras are lettered A,B,C,D,DD,E,F,G,H and how the letters are actually used to define bra sizes?












Ok, i'm missing the "G" part here but ummm let me transcribe, "G" for GARGANTUAN may be? Ummm...somehow I find myself singing the 'ewwwwwwwwwwwww tunes' mentally...

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Cili Padi

Hmmmm....I have been looking high and dry for the real cili padi (in Sabah, you can find it anywhere in supermarkets / markets) in KL to no avail.

There are noticeable differences between Sabah's cili padi and KL's. For a clearer picture, here goes:

Sabah's Cili Padi:

* smaller in shape

* very very spicy






KL's cili padi:

* larger/ longer in shape

* less spicy (according to my tastebudlah)




Can see the difference now?

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Which bands I listen to? That's it.. apart from Bon Jovi, of course

Yup, I'm a rock chic. I grew up listening to rock music. But mostly, I listen to 'cocktail mix' of rock music. From old school to modern rock, boleh saaaaja bah!

Emo bands? bolehlah kot, but I'm not a big fan of 'em. A few of them are good, though. I mean, those that are good for easy listening and radio friendly...

umm, I'm not gonna dwell on that (emo band) today.

Fastball

Ever heard of 'em? Fastball is an American rock band, formed in 1990s. The band originally called themselves "Magneto U.S.A" but when Hollywood Records roped them in, they changed their name to FASTBALL.

Frontliners:
Tony Scalzo - bass guitar, keyboards and vocals
Joey Shuffield - drums and percussion
Miles Zuniga - lead guitar and vocals

Hit single I listen to : The Way



Lyrics:

They made up their minds
and they started packing
they left before the sun came up that day
an exit to eternal summer slacking
but where were they going without ever knowing the way?



They drank up the wine
and they got to talking
they now had more important things to say
and when the car broke down they started walking
where were they going without ever knowing the way?

Anyone could see the road
that they walk on is paved in gold
and it's always summer they'll never get cold
they'll never get hungry
they'll never get old and gray
you can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
they won't make it home but they really don't care
they wanted the highway
they're happier there today, today

The children woke up
and they couldn't find 'em
they left before the sun came up that day
they just drove off and left it all behind 'em(Leavin' it all behind)
tut where were they going without ever knowing the way?

Anyone could see the road
that they walk on is paved in gold
and it's always summer they'll never get cold
they'll never get hungry
they'll never get old and gray
you can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
they won't make it home but they really don't care
they wanted the highway
they're happier there today, today

Anyone could see the road
that they walk on is paved in gold
and it's always summer they'll never get cold
they'll never get hungry
they'll never get old and gray
you can see their shadows wandering off somewhere
they won't make it home but they really don't care
they wanted the highway
they're happier there today, today

The Wallflowers

Formed in the early 90s, under Virgin Records label. This band is worth listening to. What say you?

Frontliners:

Jakob Dylan (son of Bob Dylan) - vocalist and guitarist
Barrie Maguire - bass player and background vocal
Peter Yanowitz - drums
Rami Jaffee - keyboards
Tobi Miller - guitarist

Hit single I like: One Headlight




Lyric:

So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste
She always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it's cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed

And I seen the sun up ahead
At the county line bridge
Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead
We'll run until she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothin' left
She hit the end-it's just her window ledge

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn

I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams
I think her death it must be killin' me

that's all I can muster up for now. To be continued.....

Friday, June 1, 2007

Why do GF's / wives always trying to fix their men?

Apparently, this is one of the biggest mystery that my male friends wanted to 'kaow tim' with. Honestly, my standard answer would be:

"Ooo ye fair knight, it is time for you to throw down the gauntlet"

hahaha....women are mysterious creatures. You can't never understand them. You might want to spend the rest of your life trying to figure out women but at the end of the day...when you're like: "Eureka! I've found the answer..." Well, hold your horses laddie, cause your answer will reach another big, chunky stumbling block!

I remember a Malay idiom "gali lubang, tutup lubang" (English intreptation: someone who digs holes on dirt ground hoping to close the previous ones he made) well, I don't know if I translated it correcty. If not, then tolong terjemahkan utk I...hehehehehe, my engrund is very the terrrrible one..


What I'm trying to say here is, it's like being trapped in a maze. You're desperately seeking your way out of the damn maze and when you've finally found an opening, you race to it excitedly but upon reaching it...alamak, another dead end!

But hoh, I think not all women are like that. Well, maybe some of them are trying to 'fix' their men for the better according to their standard and in the 'fix-you-up' process they didn't realize that they might have taken the wrong method/approach. Words of advice to ladies, don't be a radio buruk. Don't be a "miss-know-it-al". Don't compare your man with other men. Nanti bf/laki you lari, hah...yang tinggal you sendiri yang tergigit-gigit jari. Time tu menyesal pun tak guna. Apa nak buat cik oiiiiii...cempedak dah jadi nangka :-D

cartoon of the day:






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