Sunday, January 27, 2008

Itu Kamu

Itu Kamu has just been crowned Juara Lagu. I love that song, but i would not have thought the judges would crown it as The Best Song. Selalu lagu lagu ballad yang dapat. Yet, its the right result. 2007 is the year where simple melody and not so jiwang lyrics reign.

I couldnt help remembering how Rich was called a 'munafik' by a 'pengkritik' at one of the AF concerts. He cried and I'm sure at that point of time, he wouldn't have dreamed of his success tonite.

Selalunya when something bad happens, we cant figure what good can possibly come out of the situation, tapi hikmah tu Tuhan saja yang tahu. I keep telling myself this for the past few days to cope with my own problems.

Sorry, distracted.

Back to AJL - another good win is for Izinku Pergi. Ok jugak Saari nyanyi, but it would have been extra special if Kaer was there. Besides Kaer, i'm sure Mr Eddy Purnama Sparrow is thrill to bits.

Ramai pulak budak2 AF on stage tonite kan, Bob nyanyi best lagu Kasih Tercipta (tho he had too much make up on...haha).

I thot the whole show was pretty boring, and only started to pick up at the end. Good results in the end.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Since last night, i've been trying to take my mind off things by drowning myself with things to do. Clean up kitchen, basuh baju, kemas rumah. This morning, i have planned on cooking an early lunch, and run an errand. Then i will get on with my project work, catching up on backlogs.

No sitting around pondering on 'what ifs' and 'if nots' today.

Scam update: today i've been promised news on my recovery claim. i am not that optimistic, but hoping for the best.

I also met an old friend last night, who offered a helping hand if the worst of the worst happens. i didnt ask for help, and as far as possible wouldnt want it, but it did give a slight relieve that if i ever reach that most desperate situation, there is a way out. Dia cakap dia ingat i pernah tolong dia a loooooong time back when he was in a rut, and what goes around comes around. I've always thot of that quip as a negative one, like jgn buat jahat nanti kena balik....but i was wrong.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Have you ever felt like you are fighting a losing battle?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Shit Happens

A supposedly off day, which i should spend catching up on backlog in filling up the assessment forms that is steadily piling up, but "manusia hanya mampu merancang...."....

The above places were where i ended up.

I wouldnt want to elaborate, but suffice to say Tipah Tertipu.

A lot of emotions i am feeling right now, but i'm trying to put everything behind me because i have to focus on my work. The current project needs my full focus.

Thanks Jill for the company just now, it made a whole world of difference not to have to go through today alone. Thanks untuk Cik Man yg forever willing to help whenever needed. Kawan2 masa susah yang susah nak cari.

Note to Self:

-Benda dah jadi, cant turn back time.
-Do what needs to be done to mitigate, beyond that have to accept consequence.
-Life lessons can be painful but think positive.
-Dont panic.
-Dont cry...(sambil nangis ni:-()
-Dont be too hard on yourself.
-It could be worse.
-Ingat Tuhan, this always gives you strength.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Good news on a Monday Morning

Putrajaya, KL cuti Thaipusam

KUALA LUMPUR: Thaipusam diisytiharkan sebagai cuti umum di Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya bermula pada perayaan tahun ini, yang disambut lusa.

Mengumumkannya pada Majlis Sepetang Bersama Perdana Menteri anjuran MIC Wilayah Persekutuan, di sini, semalam, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi berkata, kerajaan membuat keputusan itu sebagai menghormati permintaan masyarakat India dan penganut Hindu.

"Lagipun, setiap kali sambutan Thaipusam, jalan raya di Kuala Lumpur sesak sehingga menyukarkan orang ramai hendak pergi kerja. Namun kita bersabar atas dasar saling menghormati upacara sambutan kaum lain," katanya.

Ketika ini, Selangor, Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak dan Pulau Pinang mengisytiharkan Thaipusam sebagai cuti umum.

Source: Berita Harian

It was nice to be greeted by this piece of good news on a Monday morning. Siapa kerja kat KL, happy?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

10 Muharram

Dah lama i tak rasa nikmat weekend, nikmat tak payah nak rush to get ready in the morning, and join the a.m. traffic. Since i kerja sendiri, weekend i tend to stay at home unless ada janji dengan sesiapa. I started to hate the weekend crowd at the gym, the malls, the movies. I plan those things for the weekdays. Kadang-kadang tak rasa any difference between weekdays and weekends, except for some shows on TV i will look forward to.

Tapi, today i have to work even though lepak kat rumah - complete all my interview assessments so that next week i can start fresh, no backlogs.

Hari ni Hari Asyura, 10 Muharram. To yang berpuasa sunat hari ni, Selamat Berpuasa.


Time: 5.00p.m.
Location: My home office
State of Being: Drowned in all the paperwork
State of Mind: Bukan senang mencari rezeki
State of Body: My back aches, food would be good right now!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Highlight of the Day


I found a stall that i like. I discovered the perfect time to go to lunch. I ate this lauk that i found interesting and refreshing.

Ayam goreng panas2 - dipotong2 - letak kicap, bawang, cili padi - perah limau. Best sangat. I can live on this everyday.


This "kakak" suddenly broke into tears during one of the interviews. I passed her a tissue and gave her a few minutes. She was ok after that, very chatty. Then she asked to be excused, she need to run to the loo....haha, that's another career first for me. Belum pernah lagi orang mintak nak pi bilik air tengah tengah interview. Haha.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


saya jumpa ramai orang hari ni,
tapi kenapa saya rasa sangat sunyi

saya duduk, cakap dan tulis saja hari ni,
tapi kenapa saya rasa sangat penat

saya cukup sihat, cukup makan dan minum hari ni,
tapi kenapa saya hampir lupa bersyukur

saya dah mulakan projek pertama saya untuk tahun ini,
tapi kenapa saya tiba2 hampir hilang semangat

saya tak ada banyak sebab untuk bersedih
tapi kenapa saya rasa nak nangis

saya tak tahu.....

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

My First Day

Today is my first day for this project. I was out of the house by 7.30a.m. to join the morning traffic-Its been a while, never missed that part. Reached the parking, and the access parking card the client gave me was not active. Bummer, i had to take the chip coin because cars were queing behind me. Lucky they got that sorted out, and i didnt have to pay anything when i left. I'm just hoping the card will work tomorrow.

They scheduled 5 people to talk to me today, an hour each with half an hour break in between. I was thinking i wanted to bring my laptop and get online in between interviews, but good thing i didnt. The half an hour break is not even enough for me to complete the forms. At least the small doses of music from my MP3 player keeps me sane.

I had a late lonely lunch after i sorted out the security card. Lousy one...(Cik LilyLulu...kat mana yg you makan sedap dan murah tu? I ate at the stalls kat belakang tu. takde canteen pun?)

Because they pack the schedule so tight, i now have to complete the forms at home. Macam budak sekolah, ada homework...I have to find a way to speed things up. They are not paying me enough fees to work day and night....

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A good start.

I closed a deal yesterday. A first for the year 2008/1429. A small project but still its a good start. So small than i can do it alone without Jill's help, which is just as well because Jill is on vacation until end of next week.

The catch is for the next 4 weeks, i will have to be at the client's place 9-5 almost every day.

The job involves me interviewing about 100 of the clients staff, mostly IT will help if the guys are cute...haha, kidding.

I'm ok with waking up early - which i do even though i work at home...but i hate getting ready in the morning. Anyway, i suppose i can endure it for a month. I have to earn a living!

So anyone within the vicinity of HP Tower, lunch?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Not Another One....

After the horror of Nurin's case last year, i cant even imagine what this girl's parents are going through. Lets pray for her safe return...unharmed.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Maal Hijrah

Salam Maal Hijrah. Semoga diampunkan dosa kita di tahun yang lepas, dan diberkati perjalanan hidup kita di tahun yang baru ini. Jangan lupa baca doa akhir and awal tahun hari ini. Nak ingatkan diri saya sendiri sebenarnya, tapi saya share jugak kat sini fadhilatnya yang sangat besar, insyaallah.

Sesiapa yang membaca Doa Akhir Tahun, syaitan berkata
"Kesusahan bagiku dan sia-sia lah pekerjaanku menggoda anak Adam pada setahun ini dan Allah binasakan aku satu saat jua. Dengan sebab membaca doa ini, Allah ampunkan dosanya setahun"

Sesiapa yang membaca Doa Awal Tahun, syaitan berkata
"Telah amanlah anak Adam ini daripada godaan pada tahun ini kerana Allah telah mewakilkan dua Malaikat memeliharanya daripada fitnah Syaitan".
p/s - kalau nak cari doanya, google je. there are many links for the doa and terjemahan sekali.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

My MSG Laden Lunch

There's no more "binatang-binatang" in my freezer, so i had to get creative for lunch.

First i pan fried some 'tauhu telur' in very little oil and remove.

Then saute some cut greens into the remaining oil. (this takes out some of the guilt of eating instant noodles)

Then add water, noodles and that packet of msg laden curry seasoning - none spared. To take a bit of that powdery curry taste off, i put in a little ketchup. (nestle should compensate me for this product placement, no?;-))

When its ready, plate it nicely...and place the tauhu telur on top like a pro chef.

There you go, another happy meal recipe by anne's prelude.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Ramli MS Pengetua AF6

Breaking news announced a few minutes ago on Astro Awani's GALA TV.

Semua kaki2 AF macam I mesti gembira dengan the return of Ramli MS, and hopefully the return of zaman kegemilangan AF2.


Anne: ....bla bla bla bla....

Him: ......bla bla bla bla.....

Anne: u jaga diri ok

Him:.....I love u too! bye.

Anne: I love u! bye

I'm all smitten, walaupun takde maknenyaaaa.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Action Flick?

Picture from Utusan Malaysia

Looks like a flick from an action movie right? Nope, this is Pakistan today in its political turmoil which i am not sure will ever see the light of day.
I remember when in my previous job, i had colleagues who has to brave themselves to be posted to Pakistan - and they come back with scary stories of continuos unrest and sounds of gunshots and blasts as they go about their work at the client's. Lucky i never got sent there.
I hope, whatever our complaints about this nation, we will never have to be scared for our lives when we step out the door.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Out of Sorts

Nope...i dont do Yoga!

Out of sorts - pretty much explains me the past few days. Not good considering its new year and all. Didnt sleep well the past 2 nights, last night i keep waking up every hour and ended up on the couch in front of the TV. Now i feel like a zombie.

Just realised that its already Friday!!! Is it just me or this has been a super short week for everyone? Tak accomplish apa-apa pun, and dah 4 hari of 2008.

On Wednesday, i met Eddy Sparrow, a fellow blogger together with Jill for lunch. A rare occassion and definitely a bloggable event, and i didnt even take any pictures. Ada yang tak kena la dengan i this week...maybe a viral infection kut affecting mind and body. (anyway, Eddy - nice to meet you in person!)

Yesterday morning as early as 9.00a.m. i was already taking a number at the car Service Center in Glenmarie. By the time kereta siap and i got home, i was super tired macam i yang servis kereta sendiri.

I should stop my rambling, my head is starting to hurt.