Books I have completed reading since January 2016:
1. The magician's land - Lev Grossman
2. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
3. Wither - Lauren Destefano
4. Fever - Lauren Destefano
5. Sever - Lauren Destefano
6. High Stakes - Dick Francis
7. Kau kata dadaku adalah sebuah sajak - Finn Anuar
Friends and Enemies
Akatsuki: Nightmares & Dreamscapes
-beats in my head-
Chika-Chin's Anime Mania!
empty white space
In My World
My Blah blah Bulogu
My Little World
Sdovelly~ c'est la vie
Serene's Silent Secrets
Shuffle and Repear
Tolanic's Travel Blog
Missing me, anyone?!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I have wanted to update the blog sometime ago but I could not find my cable wire for my handphone. HAHA. Just to warn you all that this is gonna be one heck of a long post, maybe, depending whether my eyes are still open or not.
I know I have been repeating myself several times I'm sick with life. Seriously. Every time I open my eyes from sleep I think about money. It sickens me to know I'm born to work for money. Is this how life should be? Anyway, anyhow, I was just could care less about life on last Friday. There was annual holiday fair 30 mins away from my house by train. I was contemplating with Jolenesiah whether to go or not since leaving home means spending more money. And I hated to spend unnecessary money which I have been doing that for the past few months. But she was lamenting how lucky I was to be able to choose where I would like to go while she is just like a bird in a cage. Hearing that, I changed within 5-8 mins and packed my bag to catch the bus. As if God wants me to go out and air my head from all those stress (two nights before Friday, I spent 10 hours working on a graph, and the night before Friday, I spent 5 hours working on a timetable), the bus arrived when I was walking out of the gate.
I didn't have the heart to go to the holiday fair because I won't be going anywhere since I'm soooo broke. But still I went to look around. To be frank, I was looking out for lucky draws. HAHA. Anyway, I saw my friend working in one of the booths and we chat for merely 2 minutes because she was dead busy and dead tired. So I continue to entertain myself. At last, I saw true entertainment!! I saw a guy holding some birds. At first I thought, it's fake because the birds were not moving. I went nearer and saw the guy holding a toucan and a red parakeet. I petted the toucan ... It was so tame....
Then I petted the red bird. That stupid bird bit me. I was so shocked. Then the bird trainer told me I can't pet that bird because it bites. WTH. Can't you tell me before I pet? But still mission accomplished since I get to pet it!!!
I continued walking and found a counter selling hotel vouchers. Haha. I bought them ... sort of on impulse... thinking I work damn hard and I deserved a treat. So I bought three hotel vouchers to stay in Equatorial hotel when I go to Penang next week. It is expensive, no doubt, but still getting a good deal with a 5 star hotel.. why not? And on top of that, the package gives me RM100 of food credit?
Elated.. good mood made me walked more rounds till I spotted a counter where there were so many people sitting on the round tables ... discussing on something. I don't understand its posters and I saw the staff holding boxes with lots white paper inside... I got excited! So I asked for more information. An Indian guy attended to me. He didn't smile or looked friendly. He told me to sit and I did. He asked what I want to know. I replied I want to know what does your company do. He asked me to draw from the box which I did. The white paper said "Free 3 days 2 nights in don't-know-what-Cove Hotel in Penang." He then wrote a list of adjectives used to describe products like savings ... useful or something like that. He continued to say "If I were to explain this (pointing to the adjectives) were you join?" I went gag. "How do I join if I don't know what your company does?" He replied "I don't want to waste time talking to you." Wow. Salesperson says the darnedest thing.... "But possible for you to tell me a little about your company?" He asserted "But I don't waste time talking to you if you are not joining." Lucky him, my good mood protects him from being complained but ... "OK. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME, FINE!" I walked out in mid sentence leaving him in pure shock. The company is called GROUPRIC.
Then ... I saw a rabbit!
On Saturday... went out to meet some new friends. Cool... Get to eat all afternoon. Renaye is very happy when she is well fed. And I ate instant noodle for dinner... second time in a row while watching ET. Weird combination. And then I got a call from a company to do a mystery shopping. I almost collapsed hearing the dateline but I agreed to do the next day. And I was quite pissed off because usually mystery shoppers are given at least 20 days to complete the task but I was given less than 3 days. But I did because I want to feed my Paypal account. Speaking of it, the company hasn't paid me for my last month's assignment.
So what? I bought a Japanese toyboy single on impulse on CDJapan. HAHA. I can't wait to see those naked guys on the cover. More than semi-naked.
Then back to work on Monday... I thought I was going to die when I had a hammering pain in my chest since 6 am. I thought the pain will go off but it didn't and I had to force a smile when I was meeting some students. It was just too painful for me to carry on my work so I went to see doctor. The doctor said the wind created by my gastric could have pushed the wind into my chest area. She mentioned some inflammation. And advised me to abstain from coffee and gassy drink. I admitted that I have been drinking coffee and Vanilla coke for the past whole week. And I had gastric last Thursday due to stress. Well, spot on then.
In the midst of me having shallow breath, a junior exec tried to bully me. Remember I said I was working on some timetable? The timetable was meant for her. Because she is the main person in charge of that timetable, I just did my part which is to make sure the students could attend two types of field trips on the same day without clashing against my program. And the rest is none of my business. So I just gave her a list of names at 2 am when she has been pestering this list for the past one month. I told her already, I would give the list by Thursday means by Thursday. She doesn't understand that I would give her before 11.59 pm. Anyway, this junior exec gave me a bossy look while asking me "Why you gave me the list like this?" I know what she meant because I gave the list without following the right format but it's not my job. I was already in pain and having difficulty to breathe, and I feel like biting her head off but I decided to play dumb. I replied "What? What?" with an extreme blur expression. She repeated her question tilting her chin towards me. I continued to play dumb and pretend to be busy. I was on sick leave and yet I was working. The MC was just a license to enable me to sleep in office or not completing my work.
And today .. the pain is back but not painful compared to yesterday. The muscle relaxant medicine doesn't seem to work at all... it supposed to make me sleepy or drowsy but I felt nothing. And I got bullied again by that junior exec. I wonder what her problem is. I was leaving a message to a colleague sitting opposite her. It was a simple message but she complained it was too long and I should come back again to tell the colleague myself. She said it with a pouted face. Right... I wonder when is my time to show how high my volcano can erupt. I just can't wait .... Or maybe I should just continue to play I-am-so-easy-to-be-bullied character and see how long it can go. HAHA.
But on the brighter side, I'm burrowing my nose in Lisa Jane Smith books ... Ah ... I love her books... and I will try to write another poem/ lyric while listening to Ayumi Hamasaki song ...
I had such interesting days. I could just throw these things into my story anytime.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Though I only work 3 days a week, somehow I have to work from home on the other days when I'm not in office. It doesn't make any difference if I work 3 days or not. I still feel like working 5 days a week!
Like yesterday, I didn't work but I worked from home. I'm not too sure if I should took up yesterday's assignment when my boss told me she wanted some graphs because there were some auditors coming tomorrow. I saw the types of graph she wanted and I could feel my heart stopped beating because I don't know how to construct those kind of graph. They looked so complicated, and worse, I don't know how to use Microsoft Excel! But looking at my boss how frantic and how stress she is and thinking the graph is related to my current position. Make the auditor happy = my job position is saved. Considering of the advantages I told my boss I will try my best though my fine line means "I could give up any time so don't rely on me."
So I worked on the graph all day yesterday to the point I advertise for help on Facebook. Luckily a friend saw my message and came to the rescue. Actually many friends tried helping me but they didn't understand what I wanted and I could not show them what kind of graph I wanted because the example was considered as private and confidential. I wanted to make a bar graph where the bars are horizontal and the axis x has to be in 100. And the problem is I could not convert the axis into what I wanted. When I got it right on the axis, the bars got shrunk. It was really frustrating. I almost screamed actually. But somehow I managed to get everything right. And I was thankful to myself for not giving up because I was about to send whatever I have completed to my boss to fix the balance. I finally did it. Guess how many hours it took me to figure it out.
It's more than 10 hours. No joke. But what a feat for an Excel illiterate.
You think tonight I can enjoy myself to a movie? Unfortunately no. I have another brain whacking assignment to do before my colleagues in the office scream at my ear the next day. I deserved to be paid more.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I had a wonderful day. An online friend bought me morning tea and lunch. Renaye is always happy whenever she is well fed. HAHA. I noticed he looked different from online and in person. HAHA. Later I realised that's because his face looks bigger in his MSN avatar than real life!
Later, I went to do banking. Guess who I saw? Do you all remember the guy who tried to flirt with me from 22/10-24/10/2009? Yup. I saw him in front of a bank, which I wanted to do my banking there. I just called him out and waved. Don't think he can recognise me because I had my sunglasses on. Haha. But I sms-ed him later about the encounter. That's all. Surprisingly, I met his buddy who was with him on those days at my apartment car park. I didn't really recognise him at first because he was without eye liner. And after walking past him, I realised it was him. HAHA.
And surprisingly, I bumped into my online friend in the KLCC mall after I have done with my banking and he was on the way to go home to bath in his workload. I forgot to tell him that I have actually left a hilarious and serious comment during a stay in Genting Highlands - the only casino in Malaysia. I don't remember which hotel I have stayed in with my family but it was approximately 10 years ago. I was extremely mad at the hotel. I think it was Awana hotel which has a golf course. Anyway, I was mad because I had some uninvited guests in my room. Who was the uninvited guest?
It was a ... (hey... ants got how many legs ah?) a six legged insect! It's called ANT. I don't exactly remember what I wrote on the comment box because I only could remember the given space was not enough till I need to write on its back. But this was the message summary I wrote:
"I'm mad because I have to share my room with uninvited guests: ANTS. The room was not cheap and yet I'm forced to share my room with them. And what makes me madder is why the heck I have to share my donuts with the ANTS."
Good night people.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I'm back to work. I want to sleep more. To be frank.
But I had great days too. I have been a movie buff lately. Been watching almost a dvd a night. I watched The Book of Eli alone on last weekend and felt it was not a great movie at all. But still I enjoyed my lone outing and maybe one thing I regretted is not watching another movie after it! I watched UP cartoon last night and felt sad. It's an adult cartoon. I don't think children can relate the value of that cartoon. An adult could do so easily. And my next drama craze is Glee. I really wanna thank my online friend for reminding me to watch it. No regrets!
And I'm now reading a book for the 8th time. It's the only book which I can read so many times. Guess what book it is. *Grin*
Chap Goh Mei!!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Today is the last day of Chinese New Year! I'm not throwing oranges but I will in order to get rid of rotten oranges.
HAHAHA!!! Enjoy the date!
Gong Xi Fa Cai gathering!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Chinese in my department organised a Chinese New Year gathering for everyone in the faculty since the non-Chinese organised a Hari Raya and Deepavali gathering last year, and we were now returning the favour. Well,the gathering was a success. We had lots of food for everyone to eat and we got extras. I packed some home for dinner for my family and it lasted me til tonight's dinner. The curry chicken was so yum! The funniest thing happened was my two colleague, a retiree teacher and a secretary, fighting over the leftovers. As I mentioned, there were leftovers. We staff usually pack these extras so there's no waste... the cleaners and guards are even allowed to do that but they can only do so after the staff have finished. It was funny because those two colleagues were scooping the leftovers into plastic bags like there was no tomorrow. They had like 3 plastic bags for each dish. And then later, they mixed up their bags. And the secretary was telling the retiree "This bag is hers" pointing to high pile of chicken. The retiree was still scooping and he was replying "HEY IT'S MINE." The secretary was "NO IT'S MINE." Being wedged in the middle of the quarrel, I laughed in front of them and said we don't have to fight over this. Detecting the underlying sarcasm of mine, the retiree made it into a light joke that we were so engrossed with the food, we fought. But I don't understand why they were so gullible. I thought we could share the leftovers with the cleaners too since they are really pitiful. Their pay is so much little than ours and they were looking at the leftovers like a vulture except there's a tinge of anxiety looking over us.
I have been in that situation before. I could really understand the feeling of getting free food just because it helps to save money just to survive another day.
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