Saturday, June 23, 2007

Kena Conned?

Parking at Subang Sheraton from 4.30 pm - 9.00pm costs RM10???

I've been there for GOD KNOWS how many times and NEVER once the parking charges exceeds RM10 before! And because the que to get out from there was so freggin' long, i stupidly gave the money and drove off when i could have ASKED for a receipt!!!

I'm sure many of you who are reading this was there that night, how much did you pay for your parking?!


Soul Searching

Someone once asked me who do i consider my best friend. I then suddenly realised that i don't really have 'a' best friend as the people in my life are all so uniquely special to me. To extend that thought a little further, i believe that we're all placed in each other's life for a purpose. Whether if it's mere companionship, to give us a lesson to life or remind us that we're never alone in any situation. I love them all regardless of the bitter sweet and i have learnt to accept that these people in my life may never be there for me eternally. Letting go and moving on has always been an issue as i cannot help but to feel unwanted at some point.

I woke up this morning, flooded with thoughts and decisions to make; i then came upon this beautiful post and i know i have to share it with the rest of you out there.

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all o ther relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

4-CK YOU! (hehe)

Ok,ok, sorry ah... abit slow with all this tagging thing. Not free mah... Haiyohh...

4 Jobs I've had in my life
1. Vincci salesgirl (bet you never saw that coming!)
2. Freelance photographer (at Melbourne)
3. Multimedia/Graphic Designer *yawness*
4. Lecturer

4 Movies I can watch over and over again
1. Forrest Gump
2. Bicentennial Man
3. The Sound of Music
4. Toy Story 1&2

4 Places I've been on Vacation
1. L.A
2. Europe
3. Australia
4. Japan

4 Of my Favorite Dishes
1. Butter crab
2. Asam Laksa
3. Unagi don
4. Fettucine Carbonara (with REAL bacon)

4 Places I would like to Visit
1. Hawaii
2. Rio de Janeiro
3. Prague
4. Egypt

4 Most overused Words
1. Ya meh?!
2. Gooooddd...
3. Isit...
4. Yes...

4 TV Shows I love to Watch
1. Desperate Housewives
2. Heroes
3. Scrubs
4. Greys Anatomy

4 Bloggers I am Tagging
1. Liliannnn
2. WaiKhonggg
3. Debrrraaaa
4. Jacccc

Sunday, June 17, 2007

One VERY UNHAPPY customer

Poor customer service; I've experienced many. But non of them beats the one i am about to share with the entire world right now!

Particularly Wh at ONE UTAMA!

YES, WH... you heard me! You can kiss my money good bye from now on, and i hope the rest of you are with me on this one!

What happened:

I was shopping at 1U few days ago with an intention to get something for myself (as a treat for my depression). I went to Zara, nothing there, Selfridge, nothing as well and Topshop, closed for renovation, so long story short, i ended up at WH and got a white T and a white 3/4 pants there.

I tried on their Size 1 and 3 and i preferred their size 3. For some reason, the girl who assisted me at the fitting room must have accidentally swapped between the 2 sizes when she walked me to the cashier to make payment. That was Thursday night.

Only yesterday (Saturday) i opened up the shopping bag with the intention to wash them cause the white tee was slightly stained with someones foundation (and i didn't make a fuss with them also!). So i started cutting the tag and THEN realise that the pants isn't a Size 3!

The first thing that came to my mind was how reluctant they were at exchanging their items eventhough it was CLEARLY NOT MY FAULT when i only realise that a top of bought i was slightly ripped. I took it back the very next day with the tag and receipt and everything and i was QUESTIONED TO THE MAX!

"You never check before you buy wan meh?"

That's EXACTLY what the sales girl asked me in a totally BITCHY tone. I was caught off guard with the way she was TRAINED to scrutinize customers. Because as far as i am concern, i am not inside REJECT SHOP, FACTORY OUTLET and any sort fo shops that sells BROKEN or REJECTED GOODS! If i knew your QUALITY is SO EFFIN poor, i WON'T even bother stepping in!!! Not to mention CHECK it!!!

ANYWAYS... back to what happened next.

Clearly, i couldn't fit a size 1, that's why i wanted a size 3 right? So, i HAVE to CHANGE it eventhough i was sort of still pissed at their after sales customer service. I took the pants back to them on Saturday night, with the tag and receipt. And i could smell MURDER when this girl took my pants and inspect every single inch of it when i mentioned the word EXCHANGE FOR ANOTHER SIZE.

She stood there, inspecting it FOREVER like some CSI detective and one point i can't believe she actually put it to her NOSE and SNIFF it!!! Then she walked away and to get the size i wanted and returned with a tons of questions!

Miss, have you wore this pants before?
Oh, no. (Cannot fit how to wear right?! dumbo bimbo!)

Oh, cause there's a stain here (points at a SMALL dusty stain which very likely got there when i/other ppl dropped it on their yucky fitting room when trying it)
*feeling offended* It was the only Size 1 i took to try, i don't know, maybe it was already there. I was going to get Size 3 anyway, not 1.

But i have six pieces hanging there in my stall (gives me the smart alleck look; like GOTCHA! you're so fucking lying!)
*stares blanky at her, disbelief at what she was trying to imply* DOES YOUR COMPANY have a PROBLEM with an EXCHANGING POLICY?!!

*Startled at my sudden outburst* (Changes her harsh tone to sweet and friendly manner) Oh, no... it's just that we have to make sure that the item that is exchanged is in good condition just to be fair to our other customers *twinkles & smiles*
*Fist clenches tightly* (God knows what i was about to with it) *ROLL EYES* Takes my bag and stomps off (with Lilian tottling along)

I was SOOoOOOooooo MAD after that, i seriously wanted to go back up there and ask that stupid woman for her name and give her a piece of my mind to get her ass fired!!! But Lilian held me back! And it would have been ugly IF i really did go back there! What would i say to her? This:

No.1 ://

your "just to be fair to our other customers" line woman! I bought your stained teeshirt without making a fuss and did the OH SO NOBLE Wh offered to give me a discount on it?! OF COURSE NOT!!! If you are so effin particular about your items quality, make sure that they are in 100% perfect quality before ppl pay for them! SO don't you "JUST TRYING TO BE FAIR" with me now!!!

No.2 ://
And that "I'VE GOT 6 pieces of Size 1 hanging in my STORE". WHY THE HELL SHOULD I CARE EVEN IF YOU HAVE A HUNGRED PIECES of size 1??!! I WANTED SIZE 3 HEARD ME??? THREE!!!!!!!

No.3 ://
Get some CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING!!! Or drop in other shops like U2, G2000, TopShop, Miss Selfridge, PADINI, METROJAYA (many more) to LEARN some MANNERS!!!!

.... i hope PAT LIEW is reading is! *hrmph!!!!*

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

2nd chances?

I don't deny, my mood has been rather low for the past i can't remember when. I'm desperately seeking for a meaning for all the happenings. Asking myself, asking people. Then someone told me a few days ago that we're all here because of Karma.

The theory raised was rather interesting; he says that the challenges we go through in our current lifetime, are the unresolved challenges we went through in our previous life. It's like 2nd chances. For example; If I have this enemy whom i didn't forgive this lifetime, we will end up being enemies again the next life until we finally resolve them and learn to forgive and forget.

I don't know about you, but it sorta made sense to me. Eversince a child, i carry this saying closely to myself; "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". And Karma sorta extends that verse alot more further for me. Karma is the effects of all deeds actively create past, present and future experiences, thus making one responsible for one's own life, and the pain and joy it brings to others. In religions that incorporate reincarnation, karma extends through one's present life and all past and future lives as well. It is cumulative.

Past life or not, i'm definitely curious to know what or who i could have been. So i googled for a past life analysis engine and i REALLY found one! And here are the results...

Your past life diagnosis:

I don't know how you feel about it, but you were male in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Ukraine around the year 825. Your profession was that of a leader, major or captain.

Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Timid, constrained, quiet person. You had creative talents, which waited until this life to be liberated. Sometimes your environment considered you strange.

The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
It always seemed to you that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson is to trust your intuition as your best guide in your present life.

Do you remember now?

Of course i can't remember lah! Would have been freaky if i start speaking Ukranian right?!

So how true was the analysis? Well, they were spot on the creative talent part as well as to trust my intuition part. So basically their prediction of my present life is pretty accurate. And to amuse myself further, i choose to believe it lar... and i even found a perfect photo to go with what i could have looked like when i was an Ukranian man.

Andriy Shevchenko :)

Friday, June 08, 2007

"Big Girls Don't Cry" - Fergie

The smell of your skin lingers on me now
You're probably on your flight back to your home town
I need some shelter of my own protection baby
To be with myself and center, clarity
Peace, Serenity

I hope you know, I hope you know
That this has nothing to do with you
It's personal, myself and I
We've got some straightenin' out to do
And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket
But I've got to get a move on with my life
It's time to be a big girl now
And big girls don't cry
Don't cry
Don't cry
Don't cry

The path that I'm walking
I must go alone
I must take the baby steps 'til I'm full grown, full grown
Fairytales don't always have a happy ending, do they?
And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

Like the little school mate in the school yard
We'll play jacks and uno cards
I'll be your best friend and you'll be my Valentine
Yes you can hold my hand if you want to
'Cause I want to hold yours too
We'll be playmates and lovers and share our secret worlds
But it's time for me to go home
It's getting late, dark outside
I need to be with myself and center, clarity
Peace, Serenity

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Counting my blessings

I may not be lucky with lotteries, lucky draws, at winning contests or getting lucky big breaks. But i surely am very lucky to have many amazing wonderful people in my life. Loving me so unconditionally and always there for me reminding me that i am never alone in any situation. And these angels come to me as though God sent. I'm so so thankful to have them in life...

Today's truly one unforgettable day for me. A very dear friend got engaged and her rock IS HUGE! I'm so happy for her! And to top it off, my colleagues who are also those few i am extremely attached went to this new and fancy Japanese restaurant to celebrated the "June Trio's" birthday, comprising of Susu, Vincey & Shoe-me.

(Restaurant's Name), is located at Sunway Pyramid, above Kim Gary and opposite Zen. Really freggin' cheap and affordable for it's HUGE and delicious servings, so darn cheap that it makes you keep cursin' at Sushi King and Gengki when eating!

I highly recommend their Sashimi Salad, only RM12.90 and you'll get a plate full of fresh sashimis with fresh garden salad. And their crabmeat avocado sushi costs like RM4.90 for 6 pieces! SOOOOO cheeappp...

One thing for sure, the rest's name is so not memory friendly, i think its 'Konijuya' or something like that... and this is my 2nd visit already, still i cannot remember the restaurants name, we keep saying go opposite Zen! But apparently, they are Zen's sister company... that probably explains the food quality!

After the lovely lunch, compliments by Loong Zhai, Leong and T.Yew :) we went back for cakes and and GET A LOAD of MY CAKE!!! :D

i love it i love it i love it i love it!!!!!!! Vince literally made the baker sweat at making a SHOE cake for me but the baker says its IMPOSSIBLE. So after much ding dongs, she asked him to atleast DRAW one on the cake and she in turned sweat on how the results might turn out! HAHA... But thankgoodness all's well! Everyone was super awed with it and i couldnt even make myself eat it... But we still did in the very end... :( I only have photos to commemorate the lovely cake now.

And of course, no birthday is ever complete without the June Babies trio. Who say's 3's a crowd!?

I'm truly touched with everyone's special thoughts and gesture, the treats, the cards, the messages and the fact that i actually deserved all these. No words can express the amount of gratitude i have for them and the beautiful memories they have given me. Thank you again once again... we will forever be bonded by our special love and the memories we have all created for one another.

" When something is taken from you, you will get back so much more. This years birthday, i will NEVER ever forget it in my entire life."