Saturday, January 26, 2013

Post birthday...

Officially 3.2 this year...The number scares me. 
Hard to believe that I'm my age now. Sigh...Still so many things to do, still feel so insecure in a way, still feel so childish sometimes...Maybe it's time to grow up?
But one thing for sure, I count my blessings for being surrounded by wonderful people. People whom I've grown to love more and more over the years and many more years to come. 
I am blessed with wonderful friends, and I truly agree that having a few who sticks by you in your worse situation is better than having hundreds of 'so-called' friends.
Thanks gals and hopefully we can carry out our 'plan' as per discussed.


Friday, January 25, 2013

On the brink..

Of giving up....
Feeling stressed out, not having enough sleep, shoulder pain, loss appetite, nightmares of work...
Gosh, I've not experienced this for a long time.
I need to turn my mind off for a little while but I can't find the switch.
:(
I wish I can go away and leave it all behind....

Saturday, January 19, 2013

For a change

The last time I had short hair was 1998. And throughout the earlier days of my college years. After that, it's long hair all the way.

Now, 2013, once again, I've taken the plunge.
And it's because of the same reason....

It's a difficult decision for me but it's time for a change. Change is good right?

Now that I've done it, I miss my long hair though.

It'll grow back in time (consoling myself)...



Friday, January 18, 2013

Pullman Putrajaya

We spent a weekend at Pullman Putrajaya recently. Supposedly to have an enjoyable pre-birthday but really disappointed with the hotel.
Maybe I got pickier as I grow older. 
But judge for yourself:

1. Room has a kind of smell….yucks…
2. Stains on the pillow from God know what…ewwwww….
3. No selection of pillows/extra pillow/blanket. Not acceptable for a 5-star hotel
4. Stains on table top, on the bathroom basin and on the balcony
5. No welcome drink
6. Game room that sucks - I don't even know why it's there...but we did enjoyed the pool table…I still can kick some ass
7. Small swimming pool
8. Limited facilities in the room - the minibar is not even filled up...(well, not that I will buy anything from there but still....)

And it’s a 5-star hotel which is only 4 years old. How can it be so badly maintained? 
Also, every facility need payment - bicycles, karaoke, courts.





But we enjoyed a good dinner at Padi in Cyberjaya, reminiscing on the old days and how we first met there. Then, I satisfied my craving for Bak Kut Teh at the shop in Dengkil. Sadly, the boss didn’t recognize us anymore. 

But spending some quiet and quality time with someone I love is what made the weekend not so bad...

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Wardrobe makeover!

I am a hoarder. I think I blogged about this quite some time ago.
I find it very hard to throw things away. I have this mentality that it might be of use next time, so just keep it for a little while more. I end up taking more and more space. (Can you imagine I still have clothes back from college days?)
So, I will have a wardrobe makeover tomorrow! :p
A few tips taken from Christyng.com's blog:

Declutter All the Way
“It’s said that clothing, like other areas in life, follows the 80-20 rule -- we wear 20 percent of our wardrobe 80 percent of the time,” says Peter Walsh, professional organizer and author of de-cluttering books, including How to Organize Just About Everything: More than 500 Step-by-Step Instructions for Everything from Organizing Your Closets to Planning A Wedding to Creating a Flawless Filing System and Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You.
To keep a tidy, well-edited closet, Walsh says the solution is very simple: “You only have the space you have, and you need to work within the limits of your physical space. You can only have as many pairs of jeans as will hang reasonably in your closet.”
Dress for Now
Start by tossing anything that no longer fits, or does nothing to flatter your body. Apart from old jeans (or baggy cargos), this includes dresses, tank tops and blouses that you hope to wear when you “lose 5 pounds” or “get to the gym.”
“If you’ve kept a lot of clothes for several years because you think they may fit again, choose just one favorite piece as an incentive and get rid of the rest,” advises Walsh. “When you shed those pounds, reward yourself with a new wardrobe.”
Pare It Down … With a Friend
It’s not uncommon to hold on to items that have sentimental value, reminding you of a happy moment or a milestone in life. What you sometimes don’t realize is that over time, these pieces actually age, but because of the emotional attachment, you become oblivious to the fact that the ends have frayed, the fabric has thinned and the whole piece has actually become dated. This is a good time to ask a friend for a second opinion and a fresh take on older items. A stylish, or at least honest, gal pal can let you know that that white linen button-down with the puffy bell sleeves -- the one that got you that first job -- has actually yellowed and may no longer be appropriate.
Another benefit of paring down one’s closet is that having key pieces that fit and flatter make getting dressed every day a breeze. Do this at regular intervals throughout the year. Also, for every item you purchase, discard something or donate it to charity and you’ll reap the benefits of an always stylish, clutter-free wardrobe.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Happy birthday, Mum...

My mum says that today is not the actual day she was born. Back in those days, registering a new born is not so easy. Government offices are often too far away from villages. Thus, babies might only get their birth cert days or weeks after they were born.
My mum is not born with a silver spoon in her mouth. From young, she has to help out in the house and tap rubber at a tender age to make ends meet. When she was a baby, she nearly didn't survive due a large infected growth at the side of her face. Till now, the scar can still be seen.
She does not have the luxury of getting new clothes for Chinese New Year not getting enough to eat. She didn't gett he privilege to go to school like all of us.
Mum likes to tell us stories about her childhood. Yes, they may be poor but I can feel her joy and happiness when they (she and her sister) explored the jungle, swam in rivers, ate all the wild durians and fruits till their stomach can't hold anymore.
I can't imagine the hardship she went through as I have not experienced it.
Mum, although you always nag and is a control freak at times, you'll always be the queen of my heart.

I LOVE YOU! and happy birthday!

:P

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Being chased

I had a nightmare again.
This time, I was travelling alone. I sensed that I am being followed by a guy and I know his intention is to rob me. I try to outwit him by walking to places with lots of people and ended up in a kid's department in a shopping mall. Surprisingly, I saw familiar places here and the pursuer is nowhere to be seen. And then *poof* I woke up. The feeling of knowing I am in danger is frightening.
I googled and this is what I found.

Chase dreams are one of several common dream themes, stemming from feelings of anxiety in your waking life. Flee and flight is an instinctive response to a physical threat in the environment. In such dreams, the scenario often features you being pursued by an attacker, an animal, a monster or an unknown figure, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. Consequently, you run, you hide or you try to outwit your pursuer. Your actions in the dream parallel how you would respond to pressure and cope with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, your dream indicates that you have a tendency to run away and avoid the issue. Ask yourself who is chasing you, so that you can gain a better understanding and insight on the source of your fears and anxieties.

The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent an aspect of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can manifest itself as the threatening figure. Or the shadowy figure can symbolize the rejected characteristics of your Self. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser. Next time you have a dream of being chased, turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasing you. What are you trying to run from?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Food review : Chicago Rib House

Few months ago Chicago Rib House opens another branch in Leisure Mall.
And when they have this promo on Groupon, I couldn't resist the temptation...
The place didn't disappoint. Their pork ribs which is their house specialty, is worth a try.


Potato Skins-Covered in cheese with chives, bacon bits and served with Ranch dressing. I love this! Great as a snack.
 Pork ribs-Slow roasted in hickory wood and comes with two side dishes. Juicy and tender...But the side dishes are nothing to shout about.
Hickory BBQ Bacon Burger- with Hickory BBQ sauce topped with crispy bacon and cheese. I find this tasty and most importantly, the patty is moist and juicy...slurps...
BBQ chicken pizza-Chicken, caramalized onions, mixed cheese and BBQ sauce. Thi- crust just the way I like it.