Monday, October 30, 2006

Salam Aidilfitri

I'm back to work after the long raya break last week. Didnt get a chance to post a raya message before i left town, so Selamat Hari Raya & Maaf Zahir Batin to friends and fellow bloggers...u know who you are.

I have loads to tell, but now is not a good time. When i left my hometown for Shah Alam yesterday morning, mum and dad was ok. Dad even look refreshed than the previous few days. He was due for his doctor's appointment today. Just the usual to get his supply of medication.

I got a call from mum about noon. While waiting for Mak Ngah to fetch them from hospital, dad just fainted on the pavement. Lucky my aunt arrived and some good samaritans helped to get dad in the car.

Now dad is at the Medical Center seeing his physician. His blood pressure has dropped too low. At the time of writing, Dad is with the heart doctor for some tests. His heart has always been good so far, so i am worried. I hope he's just tired. I am praying for good news, insyaallah.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Entrepreneur

This is my niece. She's 8. She has recently turned into a young entrepreneur, and the last i've heard her net profit is closing RM50...that's huge for a kid, right...

Her modus operandi is simple, her little friends can place an order for any song lyrics to her. Then she'll go home and get daddy to surf the net, download, reformat and print out for her. She keeps the original printout for "stock", and photocopy at 10sen per piece and sell it at 20sen.

I met her the other night an she showed me her best sellers. Check out what 8 year olds are listening to:

(Not in any particular order)
1. My Heart- the soundtrack from the lovy-dovy Indon movie Heart
2. Kenangan Terindah - Indon band Samson
3. some love song fr Indon band Peter Pan
4. all songs from Disney's High School Musical
5. some love song fr Indon band Radja

And to supplement her core business, she's also selling tissue packets at 50sen each. Of course she bulk buys...only the ones with cute cartoons on the packet. However, her parents thinks she's ripping her friends off so now tissues are on a discount at 30sen per packet...

I dont think i sold anything at that age....i think the whole thing she's doing is cute & i'm so proud of her;-)

Friday, October 13, 2006

One week to go

Its been one week since i last posted. Its been a hell of a week and i was not in the mood. One of those Murphy's Law week when just when you thought you hit rock bottom, you sink in deeper. Mostly its about work, and people at work. I so wanted to blog the day the apartment security didnt want to let me in because i have not changed the car sticker, and i did a stunt...reversed my car and accelerated through the exit gate....the most exciting event of the week. That's the night the dial up connection at home was on standstill.

I havent been able to get much sleep the past 2 days, with all the anger and frustration in my system. I am on puasa leave (ladies do get days off, ok!) but i only eat once in a span of 24 hours. Now i feel almost zombie like.

But on the upside, i'm looking forward to finish my Hari Raya shopping this weekend. Then there's only i working week before the long week off.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Depressing Haze

The haze is back, again from some forest burning going on at a neighbouring country. How many times have this happened? When is it going to stop? The last haze incident, i think the news reported both country's ministers met and talked. The "neighbour" was supposed to take steps to prevent open burning.

The view from my office window is depressing. Everything looks grey. This picture i took from my bedroom window yesterday evening, while waiting for buka puasa. On a clear day, i can see the Twin Towers all the way from Shah Alam.

My throat didnt feel so good. The air smell smoky. I rushed through the Ramadan Bazaar, choosing food less exposed. Not exposed would be almost impossible.
I called my parents. Both of them are asmathic, ...luckily the air is clear where they are.

The air is supposed to clear in three days, not the open burning, but some monsoon wind is forcasted to blow the smoke away from us...(at least that's what i heard on the news).

Stay indoors people!

Monday, October 02, 2006


Metamorphosis: a striking change of circumstances.

Today, i'm more determined than ever, to do all that i can, for the "Metamorphosis" to happen sooner than later. There is the final push, and then there's the violent shove.

I have discovered that i can never wait for all lights to turn green, there will never be a perfect time.

So i made the call the Maria....a much welcomed one to my surprise. We are meeting next week.