Thursday, April 19, 2007

Up the wall and down in the sea

Last weekend, it was an adventure weekend.

Some of my friends were roasting themselves under the Sunday sun while molesting and grabbing the Damai walls in Batu Caves.

Eileen, the power girl on the rock

Very agile Renee, up up and away

Them climbing. Nice wall. One day I wanna try too

Meanwhile, across the Banjaran Titiwangsa, I was breathing O2 while going in and out of swim-throughs in the waters of Tioman.

Patrice and me posing underwater

Shardy and Patrice - the air guzzler :D

Shardy got whacked by me :P

I have no idea when is my next diving trip. Sad :(

And I have yet to be able to lead. And nowadays, not even able to do a 6a route.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Feel good profiler

Renee and Delphinus did this. I like what I read bout them. So I tried too. Here is mine.

Go try create yours too and share it with me and your friends :)

p/s: This is not an ad ;)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dearest Arizona and David - Congratulations!!!

Over the weekend, my dear friend, Arizona got married to her Prince Charming, David. If you see both of them, you would agree with me that they are a match made in heaven. Love kinda sizzles around them when they are together.

Arizona and David - A very huge congratulations to both of you! May your love for each other grows deeper and more everyday. May you find peace and joy among each other, in good and bad times. Take good care of each other!

I miss you both dearly and hoping that one day our path will crossed again.

Here is a pix of them...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Rainbows, The Holiday and Jude Law

I promised to upload these last week. But I didn't. My bad. Anyway, here they are...

It was drizzling very lightly as we are leaving the village around the jetty to Lembeh Straits towards Manado town. And we spotted the rainbows. Can you see both of the rainbow?

A quote from the movie "The Holidays" starring Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black and Cameron Diaz.

"I've found almost everything ever written about love to be true. Shakespeare said "Journeys end in lovers meeting." What an extraordinary thought. Personally, I have not experienced anything remotely close to that, but I am more than willing to believe Shakespeare had. I suppose I think about love more than anyone really should. I am constantly amazed by its sheer power to alter and define our lives. It was Shakespeare who also said "love is blind". Now that is something I know to be true. For some quite inexplicably, love fades; for others love is simply lost. But then of course love can also be found, even if just for the night. And then, there's another kind of love: the cruelest kind. The one that almost kills its victims. Its called unrequited love. Of that I am an expert. Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories, those of us who fall in love alone? We are the victims of the one sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones, the walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space! Yes, you are looking at one such individual. And I have willingly loved that man for over three miserable years! The absolute worst years of my life! The worst Christmas', the worst Birthday's, New Years Eve's brought in by tears and valium. These years that I have been in love have been the darkest days of my life. All because I've been cursed by being in love with a man who does not and will not love me back. Oh god, just the sight of him! Heart pounding! Throat thickening! Absolutely can't swallow! All the usual symptoms."
~ Iris (Kate Winslet)

"It doesn't matter how many new haircuts you get, or gyms you join, or how many glasses of chardonnay you drink with your girlfriends... you still go to bed every night going over every detail and wonder what you did wrong or how you could have misunderstood. and how in the hell for that brief moment you could think that you were that happy. And sometimes you can even convince yourself that he'll see the light and show up at your door. And after all that, however long all that may be, you'll go somewhere new. and you'll meet people who make you feel worthwhile again. And little peices of your soul will finally come back. And all that fuzzy stuff, those years of your life that you wasted, that will eventually begin to fade."
~ Iris (Kate Winslet)

I think Jude Law is really cute. Aww...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Updates from me


I was silent. Sorry. I was hit by the no-mood-and-no-inspiration-blog syndrome again. I have no idea on what to write. I have nothing significant or exciting to post, while some of my friends are making money outta blogging.

I shall rewind my life from today to last month and share what I can still remember. It is gonna be boring and long. It is about non-important things I did. Be patient or click x at the top right.

My boss' birthday too. Bought books for him from all us. Other than that, I don't care.

I had migraine again. You've heard this from me way too many times. Others report about their PMS. I report on my migraine. Which is worse? Migraine or PMS?

Shardy, the dark lord. Been a long time since I seek wisdom from him. I gotta meet up with him soon. I am not avoiding you, Shardy. You've got my stuff and money. I am a chinese, I will get 'em from you, that's for sure. LOL.

Am meeting with Chinoz and Bobo tonight for dinner at Angel. Very Charlie's Angel. 3 females.

And talking about meeting ups, I miss my Ting Ting. Hope to catch up with you and everyone at home real soon!

Had dinner with Delphinus, Orion and Laura at Orion's place. Orion cooked spaghetti with pesto sauce, made salad with balsamic vinegar/olive oil dressing. Very nice. Very Sex in the City. 4 females. Not desperate housewives!

Smewwy gave me a really nice fish keychain for a special day. I like it very much. Thanks very much. It is a regal angel fish, I reckon, which mostly found commonly among reefs.

Witness a very rude customer towards a customer service at Kinokuniya, KLCC. Story below...

CS wrapping books I bought for my boss.
A guy, big chinese guy, with messy beard, threw about 8 thin books of children's story books onto my books.
So I turned around, wonder who the heck is that. CS stopped wrapping, lightly jolted, looked up and asked, "Open?"
Big guy said, with irritation in his voice, "Yeah, you got a problem with that?"
CS looked confused and replied, "No".
CS teared away all the shrink wrapper around the books and passed all of them to Big guy.
Big guy snarled rudely, "If I am white, it will be different treatment, right?"
CS already very confused, get more confused, "Huh? .... No."
Big guy snarled again, louder and ruder, "If my wife is here, different treatment"
CS really really confused, "What?"
Big guy said, "White skin are treated better, right? You are so rude!"
CS was shocked and confused. Me there stood in perplex, "What the..." ringing in my head. He is the rude one, a unreasonable rude person.
CS turned to her fellow colleagues and asked, "Eh, apa dia cakap ni? His wife, apa?"
Big guy already moved 2 metres away, turned around and shouted, "What are saying about me?"
CS bravely replied, "No, I didn't say anything" and continue wrapping my books.
I spoke to CS and asked if it is common to have rude customers. Big guy glared at us. I looked away.

He probably thought he was superior and that we were afraid and CS was rude. Honestly, I just hate to create trouble especially with a prick like him. All this happen with his son and wife around. Gosh, what is happening to us?

Last weekend
Had a wonderful getaway over the weekend with my LP8 friends in Palace Beach and Spa Resort. We rented the Royal Suite. The toilet was huge, it can fit 2 Mahjong tables.

On friday nite, ate and sang all night long with climbing buddies organised by the two sweets - Rene and YJ. Hamtaro aka Totoro was funny, as usual, in our group. One person was very enthusiastic. Rene has a really cute voice when she sings. Many can sing, I am impressed. I can't sing but I can eat :P

In March
Was busy with work for about 2 weeks, lotsa deskbound work. Very mundane.

Been in and out of a chinese physiotherapist for about 3 weeks to treat the numbness on my thumb and first finger. He said it was Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Sounds like Karpal Singh. It is still numb and I have gotten used to it.

We celebrated the birthdays of my niece, Amanda and her little brother, Dylan. Nice food from Pelita Nasi Kandar.

It was also Asther's and Delphinus' birthday on this month (March). Very Happy Birthday to both of you.

Other than that, I don't remember much what has happened in March.

In last week of Feb
Went back to Melaka for CNY celebration with my family. I am still eligible collected angpaus. That was nice. I didn't collect much though, only around RM500 something. The most important was to able to spend time with my family. Luckily my sister is married to someone who lives very near our home in Melaka, just 10 minutes drive away.

Right after CNY, I went to Singapore to fly to Manado, North Sulawesi to dive in Bunaken and Lembeh Straits with Shardy, Asther and Raymond. The trip was 8 days and it wasn't expensive. The accomodation was very basic and to some, might not be pleasant.

I simply love the breeze in Lembeh Island that passed through the straits. It was very relaxing like lullabies. The wind was cooling too, all these explain why I am always sleepy there. Hats off to the friendly staff. The dive guides put extra effort to find us stuff to see.

It was muck diving in Lembeh and I must say, the straits was brimming with life. Critters everywhere, despite the dark dirty sandy bottom with no corals or reefs, but rubbish as it is nearer to the shore of the main land. Diving there was amazing. Every dive was excellent, with lots to explore.

We then transferred to Bunaken. There, it was wall diving. Beautiful, abundant and unspoilt colourful corals, but very little marine life. The dive guide showed us turtle and we weren't excited. The weather in Bunaken was hot and we were sweaty all the time.

Anyway, we decided to leave Bunaken earlier and went back to Manado to pamper ourselves with spa and massages. It was a great trip coz I saw so many cool stuff underwater - it is all worth it! Thanks to Asther whom had organised this. She was often worried if we are unhappy and dissatisfied. But rest assured, it was great diving there.

To see pix of all of the cool stuff we have seen there, mostly in Lembeh Straits and Bunaken, click on this : Asther's Blog and Shardy's Photo. The took amazingly beautiful photos. I love 'em.

Alrighty, that's all I can think of for now. Tomorrow, I will update a pix of double rainbow I took in a village as we are driving away to Manado. And also some quotes from the movie - The Holiday which can be quite truthful.