Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Went to SONY this morning to get my camera fixed after i read about their product glitch and global product recall news at BCC news online: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6179902.stm
Mine's the F88 model and when i went there this morning expecting them to accept my complaint about the faulty LCD without questions and fix it for free as mentioned in their press statement. Apparently, SONY Malaysia on the other hand said that F88 is not in 'their' list of product call back and i will have to pay for the repair.
And since when is Malaysia not part of "GLOBAL"???? Are we from another planet?! So damn typical Malaysian after sale customer service!
Sell faulty products and deny responsibility later. I kinda expected that to happen, luckily i took my warranty card along to smack it at their faces. Only been less than a year, and the LCD is already faulty! I think it's about time they RECALL that model in their freaking list!
So i will be cameraless for not sure how long. Feeling slightly crippled as i rely so much documentation of everything with it :(
i need new shoess... *sob*
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Signs that you are cheap with a Capital C
- ‘Take away’ packet ketchup, sugar, butter from fast food outlet or restaurants
(since it’s free)
- Take as many serviettes available from fast food outlet or restaurants because you think you ‘might just need it later’
- Go lunch with boss/someone whom you haven’t seen in a while knowing they would pay
- Ask your friend to pay 50 cent for taking a sip from your rm1.50 Coke
- Borrow someone’s mobile and delay your credit top-up
- Treat your wife, kids, mom, dad & yourself to dinner at JWT during someones wedding . Your angpow for the newly weds : RM100.
- Use or touch up your makeup with samples at cosmetic counters (freaking disgusting!)
- Ask the sales person at a departmental store if you can get a discount if you ‘buy a lot’
- Bargaining at Ebay (ultimate cheapskates!)
- You start packing food at someone else’s party even when the party has only just begun
- You wash and reuse disposable underwears (THERE ARE PPL LIKE THAT!)
Friday, November 24, 2006
- I pray for good days - fingers crossed, you never know what u're gonna get
- On lucky days - more kerang & sotong!
- When bad days - pathetic sambal portion...
- Pondering - why he/she gets more rice than me?
- Taking risks - it's very fattening & unhealthy, but life's too short for that
- Regrets - Cholestrol level up :(
- Over coming obstacles - Reduce NL intake
It's Friday and my week has been...
- my car has been fixed (although $$$)
- mom made my favourite soup 2 days in a role
- had nasi lemak for breakfast 3 days in a role
- had LOT's of chocolates
- made some money from ebay
- ate jap lunch with Su at Gengki
- finished most of my work
Monday, November 20, 2006
Oh yes, they are located at the 2nd Floor of IKANO POWER CENTRE – opposite of Pet Safari (Lot S 10, 2nd Floor, Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor). Operating Hours – Mondays to Sundays 10am to 9pm. Also, check out the latest updates at their blog: http://www.creme-cafe.blogspot.com
They also have other dishes in their menu and tons of other mouth watering desserts *stomache growling* Opps! Hehe... anyway, please do yourself a favour and check them out yea? Cos life is too short to eat one lesser cupcake!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Intuition: I think you should get your car serviced.
Me: Yeah, i think it's about time.
Intuition: Yeap, tomorrow is a good day to get it done.
This morning before work, Procratination spoke to me.
Me: Opps, running late for work, still have to drop my car off at my parents.
Procrastination: Aiyah, just get it done tomorrow lar, one day later won't hurt!
Me: Erm, i guess it won't? But i'll make sure i get my shoe's heels fixed just to prove that i am not always procrastinating my tasks!
Ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you that one should NEVER EVER IGNORE their intuition because i believe Someone up there is trying to tell us something!
Approximately 2 hours ago, i was stranded along LDP for a flat caused by a bad tyre and poor alignment. I felt utterly foolished because THIS MORNING when i drove passed my parents, i strongly believed that i was going to regret my decisions to ignore my intuition!
I called Mike to my rescue and before my knight in shinning armour arrived, an unexpected knight turned up.
Encik. RONDA-RONDA from LITRAK came to my rescue in his mega-huge toll-truck.
"Cik, pandu 'lahan-'lahan ke stesen bas kat depan sana. Sini bahaya (echo)..." he announced with his mega phone from his truck.
SHOOTS! Why do you have to use to loud speaker?! Now everyone knows i am a helpless woman driver who can't change her little flat tyre!
I resisted slightly, gesturing that i'm waiting for my help.
"Sini tak boleh tukar tayar, merbahaya! Pandu p'lahan-lahan, saya ikut belakang (echo)..."
OK! OK! Stop doing that mega-phone thingy! I quickly hop on and drove super slowly, inching my way to the bus stop that is approximately 50 metres ahead of me. I could hear crackling noise from that flat tyre, and it felt like the bus station is 500 metres away. My face was all twisted as the noise got louder! Then Mike arrived and over took me, i stopped and he got down and told me to keep driving.
"But i scared it will damage my suspension!"
Wah, atleast i am not as bimbofied. I actually used proper mechanic terms during such intensed moment.
"Nvm, just a few metres more ahead! Just listen to him (En.RONDA) and keep driving."
Ok, now i have 2 escorts, front and back just to make sure i get to the bus station ahead of me! By that time, i had LOSER, USELESS, BIMBO WOMAN DRIVER written all over me! sigh...
When we got there (finally), Mike hopped into action to change my flat while En.RONDA sat by the road side doing what i guess is 'Visual Assistance'. I heard from ppl that LITRAK sends free rescue services to change flats (not sure if its true), so Mike kindly refused. So, En.RONDA sat there awhile asking from time to time,"Boleh? Boleh?" and observed til Mike successfully got the car jack up, and then bid us toodeloos and 'ronda' away.
So, many lesson learnt today:
1. Change a flat (still vague on the jack part though!)
2. Call this number incase you knight is busy polishing his armour:
LDP RONDA: 03-7494 7333
They are available 24/7 for FREE! Check out http://www.litrak.com.my
last but not least..
3. Listen to that little voice in your HEAD! It may only be a flat today, but i know it could have been so much worst.
Things that i am thankful for:
1. The weather - For some reason, it didn't rain tonight! Thank God!
2. En.RONDA - Thanks for making sure of everyone's safety!
3. My man - What can i say... He's always my man :)
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
1. to wish or long for; crave; want. (i want one)
2. to express a wish to obtain; ask for; request; (may i?)
3. a longing or craving that brings satisfaction or enjoyment (oh yeah~)
4. an expressed wish (please?)
5. sexual appetite or a sexual urge. (<---really?!)
To take my troubles off my mind, I feed myself with desirable things to want and do.
It helps me to:
1. draw my attention away to concentrate on something which is more worthy.
2. calm my emotional self down to think more clearly and rationally.
3. be optimistic and happy.
4. set new/more goals and objectives in life.
5. look forward to the next hour, if not next day.
6. pick up new topic of interest, like food to eat, places to go, colors to wear.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Taken on top of the South Eastern Corner Tower of Beijing City. We were taking our 'Luck Swindling Walk' on top of the tower. It is said that if you would like to improvise your current luck and positive 'chi', walk clock-wise along the sides of the tower (that's what we were doing), otherwise take anti-clockwise if you think you're on the not so bright side of life?
Me: Wah, so easy meh?
Mr X: Aiyah... So superstitious! But no harm doing it lar! Just treat it as morning walk lor! (Starts walking without hesitation)
Me: (whispers to myself) Yeah right, u're the last person on earth to NOT believe in such things!
Mr X: (contemplates and decides to go anti-clockwise)
Me: *roll eyes*
As we were taking our stroll just to 'layan' the Mr.Feng Shui master (stopping on and off to grab a photo or two), i started noticing how seriously other people actually took theirs. Especially with those who decided to go anti-clockwise. I was thinking to myself then, "Do they really believe that a walk could change whatever misfortune or bad luck which they are going through?
Not that i don't believe in bad luck, but one shouldn't blame luck when their misfortune was 'doomed' on them. Like what 'Mr Feng Shui' said to all of us during that trip, everyone must always have faith and effort (accompanied with fengshui elements) to enhance our flow of luck. Now why didn't everyone think of that?
No doubt, Feng Shui has helped many discovered a fluent flowing 'chi' which leads them to better health and prosperity in some way or other. Sometimes i cannot help but to feel that many has misinterpreted the elements of FengShui to bring luck and prosperity without any physical or mental effort. And knowing someone who belongs to that category of mindset doesn't ease my feelings either.
(Oh btw, this is another one of my Photoshop Brushes tryout! Getting addictive!)
This is one the many favourite wedding photos which i took from Kenny. So romantic and nostalgic. It reminded me of our grandparents times and how pure love, marriage and devotion use to be. Time has changed but that doesn't mean we don't get pure innocent love anymore, sometimes we're all too involved with the materialistic world. That's why i think those who're attached should cherish their life partners more and those who are still looking, should be patient with destiny.
I discovered some really cool Photoshop brush plugins yesterday and had to do some touching up for Kenny's wedding photo. Check out the results! :)
Kenny thinks there should be more 'discoloration' and scratches on it. Agree with him too but heck, it was 6pm then so i gotta call it the day! ;p
Thursday, November 02, 2006
It is from sadness, we find solace.
It is from tears, we thought of laughter.
It is from hate, we realise the power of love.
It is from regret, we learn to feel sorry.
It is from obstacles, we discover our limits.
It is from limits, we gain endurance.
It is through endurance, we gain strength.
It is in darkness, we see the light.
It is in light, we see our angels.
It is through time, we learn the truth.
It is from truth, we find disappointment.
It is from disappointment, we learn to accept.
It is through acceptance, we gain tolerance.
"Someone is going through something far worst than us today. So, we should be thankful for what we have and not dwell on what we don't have as it could have been worst. There's always ways to find happiness in life. It's only a matter of how happy we choose to be." - Daddy
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
While i am trying very hard to find solace from my lost, i ended up discovering more pain. Is this part of healing? As i am not feeling any better. So much so that dad saw through me despite my putting on a tough shield. Dad and i have always had and unsual connection. He can read me like an open book. Thats why i often avoid being around him when i am upset, cause he just knows.
I went back home alone today, hoping to find mom to have a heart to heart before she and dad leaves for their holiday tomorrow. Instead, dad was the only one at home. Just as i sat down the dining table to eat my dinner, dad joined me and we started chatting away. Then, like a bull's eye aim, he shot right at the issue which has been bothering me for days, months, infact years. I wanted to just break down and cry. But like my dad, i never cried infront of anyone. As if like we're sharing the same brain, he said it's okay to cry and grief, but do not be an emotional wreck.
It was one of those very precious moment for me. Knowing that you're not alone spiritually and emotionally. We still have one another to cling on to for support.
Dear popo, i'm sorry i wasn't around when you left. The moment i suddenly woke up from my sleep on the plane, i suddenly felt heartache and i thought of you. I noted the time down, it was 6.45am and i was an hour away from arriving Beijing. I stayed optimistic, praying for a miracle that you would still be there when i return. I message mom & dad at the airport to inform them that i have arrived and i got the worst reply in my entire life. It suddenly striked me that you were probably saying goodbye to me in my sleep. I honestly felt you in my heart. I'm terrified of loosing another family and close one right now, popo. Because the pain doesn't seem to go away... I pray that you'll rest in peace and look after everyone from heaven. I hope gong-gong will keep you accompany as we all know you're afraid of loneliness. We will tell gong-gong to make sure that you are never alone when the next time we visit you. Meanwhile, we all love you very much, so please take care wherever you are...