Thursday, June 28, 2007
Before met up with Jill, managed to squeeze a 1 and a half hours at the gym..7.30a.m. dah sampai...semangat ok!. And 10 minutes in the sauna. Baru 3rd time masuk sauna...hehe, last time tak berani..now its a must. Its good to sweat it all out - sd wahdi (http://wahdi.blogspot.com/)! Sempat ambik gambar tau dalam sauna...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Yes, that's the new all-black lappie!, and besides the normal sling bag, i got this Targus backpack as a freebie. Its functional, but a bit big n bulky tho..dont u think?
It'll be a working weekend for me. I am running 2 workshops on 27 & 28 June and have to get the materials to the organisers by Monday. Its gonna be tough as my brain is in a somewhat hibernation mode:-(
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Sometimes, the sales person does determine the purchase. These days laptop prices are pretty standard so prices memang dah fixed no matter where you buy. This guy at Geek, lets call him Geekguy was just amazing (and did I mention cute…no, no, that didn’t influence me…yeah right).
I’m not the most technical person, but I do want to understand the specs I’m getting…like what difference does it make if I get a 1.86 compared to a 1.73GHz processor, core duo v core 2 duo, vista or xp, vista basic or premium……..anyways the Geekguy came to the rescue, explained everything but not pushy or selling…gave options to dwell on. When I’ve decided I could just call him one hour before pick up so that he can install software and setup the notebook. Excellent. Doesn’t it irritate the hell out of you when these people practically shove things on you, oversell….’buy this one la…very good one…”
Back to my day, I woke up at 5am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I was still in two minds whether I should upgrade the Vista Home Basic to Home Premium, whether I have that option, if yes would the graphic card support the new Aero feature….so I got on the net to find out more. I couldn’t call Geek at 5am, so I had 5 hours to kill. So I thot….
At 8.30a.m the client who remained silent the entire week called.
“Cik Anne, sorry I tak call you …nak call semalam but it was already late, but there is a meeting at 10a.m. today, and if you don’t catch this person today….bla bla”
(between last nite and the morning of the meeting, which one is later…go figure woman)
I jumped out of bed. This lady said she will call again to confirm the logistics with another lady whom I never met. So I jumped into the shower, and got dressed with whatever that doesnt need ironing. By the time she called to confirm-confirm…it was after 9, and I have to get to Taman Tun to pick up this other lady, drive to Seri Kembangan and be there at 10am. Shit.
And the meeting was disorganized and bordering unnecessary. All these people using terminologies while not understanding what they mean. Tiring! However, we firm up some dates which means some revenue for me this month (thank god!). While the other ladies ramble over things that didn’t concern me, I was frantically sms-ing friends whom I promised to have lunch with at 1Utama. And I haven’t called the Geekguy!
I thot I can just drop off the lady back at Taman Tun, still make it for lunch which I’ve conveniently arranged 2 floors down from Geek, call Geekguy during lunch to finalise the specs, jalan-jalan while Geekguy do the setting up and then collect my new toy. No…..the lady after convincing me that I can get back to Damansara in 30 minutes from Seri Kembangan wanted me to detour and drop her off at Sri Hartamas for her lunch date. (Bad idea at lunch hour!) By the time I got to Bakerzin, my friends finished lunch. Though I hadn’t eaten the whole day, I was too flustered to eat. I finally settled for some profiteroles and the girls had to leave soon after.
Anyways, dipendekkan cerita all ended well. I got my laptop one hour after calling the cute Geekguy. Very happy coz I got free ram upgrade to 1Gig, so that I have enough memory to use Vista Premium (the graphics' far nicer), which Geek upgrade for add-onn of RM100 only. Nantilah later I letak pics. Still using my borrowed laptop to settle some work before I play with my new toy.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
And today evening is the French Open Men's Final...that would be about the only exciting thing for me today, cheering for Nadal to win over Federer!
Friday, June 08, 2007
About 10pm, my mom called. My dad's cousin passed away. I hope Dad wont be too upset. He's surviving many of his younger cousins. Dad's 76 this year, Alhamdullilah.
About 7am, got an sms from Jill. Her dad passed away this morning in Kelantan. My deepest condolences goes to Jill, Lizzie n family.
My prayers goes to my uncle and Jill's Dad - semoga rohnya diberkati Allah, dan ditempatkan bersama orang orang yang beriman. Amin.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Let me share with you my indulgence or you can call it depression buster tips. Warning: You can try it at your own risk, i'm not even sure if they worked on me, ok..
Living alone and working from a home office doesn't help at all. So get online and talk to friends or family. If they are in 'deeper shit'(pardon the expression) than you, the better. It'll help you feel guilty for being depressed in the first place.
Eat well. Hunger will make you more grumpy. Cook a pot of hot asam pedas...the more masam and pedas the better. My version has ikan tenggiri, tomatoes and terung. Eat with nasi putih panas-panas and ikan masin.
Cooking itself is therapeutic. After that hot lunch you would be sweating by now. Get into the shower. Hot shower works for me. Then lather your body with some nice smelling cream. Put on some comfortable clothes...not the baju kelawar...something you feel cute in.
(Ni takde gambar..heheh)
Then light a few scented candles. I like vanilla.
(Candles in the picture are the latest addition to my collection. Thanks Sue Ann!)
Then, think of things you need to do....depends what your problem is. For me, its Plan B if all the things lined up for June doesn't happen. Don't do any of the things today as this is your depression day. You have to allow yourself that depression time (or so i tell myself)
Then find a good DVD to watch, the longer the better....like a Trilogy.
Cukup-cukuplah merepek kan;-)...I'm gonna go watch those DVDs right now. I hope i'm out of this depression tomorrow.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Friday, June 01, 2007
After my workout (my personal record...tak pernah over 2 hours kat gym tu), i thot might as well have lunch at the One Utama food court (old wing) before i go home for a nap. I hear Pirates last for 3 hours, so nanti tertidur pulak. Rasa nak makan nasi biasa je hari ni...so i took nasi putih, tempe goreng, sayur campur and ikan masak asam rebus. Cost me RM6+.
So i sat down, first taste dah rasa tempe tu manis gila, then kuah asam tu weird...but still boleh makan. Then i dissected the fish....macam undercooked je, but still i had a few bites...then sampai part dekat tulang..nampak merah2, like blood still visible...i stopped. This is not good.
I took the plate back to the cashier...which is quite a sight, dengan handbag, dengan gym bag, dengan pinggan lagi..
Me:"Kak, ikan ni tak masak"
C:"Meh sini nak kasi masak"
Okaayy, i thot i was gonna get a refund, but i just stood there and she took the plate inside.
C:"Kak, ikan ni memang banyak darah"
C:"Kak mesti tak pernah makan ikan ni"
Another C:"Ikan ni ubat tau, elok untuk kulit. Customer complain kalau kita masak sangat, esp orang cina"
Me:"Saya tak tau"
Waited, and waited.
Me:"So, apa yang lama sangat ni"
My stomach was feeling quesy already, with this fishy, sweet taste in my mouth. Do i really want the plate back. Then this makcik came out with the plate screaming "Panas, panas, ambik tray."
Memang smoking the plate. I took a look at the fish,,...still look the same.
I kept quite, carried the tray and sat down. Stared at the plate...melamine plastic. Not a good idea to microwave plastic....Nak makan ke tak?...Sayangkan, rezeki. But i really couldnt stomach it...dah kembang and all the rice (the pix is after the microwave treatment).
So i walked away, paid the parking and left. Came home to an orange juice. I dont think i can stomach anything just yet. Maybe i'll drag Shal to supper later after the movie...