Wednesday, December 31, 2008

缺钱@宅男 Otaku

圣诞期间回到了吉隆坡,呆上了4天半。现在又到回来槟城了。
Went back to KL during the Christmas period, stayed for 4.5 days. Am now back in Penang.

由于这次在吉隆坡花费超支了,所以估计这几天要在家当宅男了。
Due to overspending in KL, I suppose I'll have to hang around at home and be an otaku this few days.

No no.. 不是这个宅男,
No no.. not this otaku,

应该这个比较贴切,呵呵。。
This should be more appropriate, hehe..

宅男的定义,大致上应该就是指整天呆在家里,没有踏出家门口半步的人吧。顺便和大家分享一下从百度百科找到的一些资料
The meaning of otaku (the real meaning), generally it means some guy who spend all the time at home, not setting foot out of the house. Below is an extract from Baidu encyclopedia:

如果是在自称,“我是一个宅男”或是“我真是宅”的时候,代表的意义通常是“我足不出户 ”或是“我看电视玩电脑一整天”等。但是如果是用在他人身上,如“醒醒吧!宅男。”“你这个阿宅”等的时候,其意义就是只会幻想、嘴炮或是在家里不出门与他人交际。
If you are self proclaiming, "I am otaku", it means "I don't step out of home" or "I watch TV/play computer games all day". But if use it on other people, say "Oi wake up la! Otaku!" or "You bloody Otaku!", it means saying that person is daydreamer, talk cock, or just plain unsociable.

昨天和前天,我到了商场,买了许多粮食:米粉,伊面,蔬菜,蘑菇,红萝卜,鸡胸肉,水果,宝塔标花生,饼干,Corn Flakes,Coco Crunch,yogurt drink。家里还有些有机麦片,杏仁粉和美禄。。若无大碍,估计真的可以呆在家好几天了。
Yesterday and the day before, I went to the supermarket and bought lots of foodstuff: bihun, yee mee, vege, mushroom, carrot, chicken breast, fruits, Pagoda peanuts, biscuits, Corn Flakes, Coco Crunch, yogurt drink. There's also some organic oats, almond powder and Milo at home.. if all goes well, I think I can spend a few days at home without going out.

其实,偶尔当下宅男也没什么大不了吧?当我告诉我的友人我这个念头,大家好像都在担心我又跑去转牛角尖了。我索性就告诉你们吧。
Actually, what's the big deal about being an otaku once in a while? When I told my friends about this idea, everyone seemed worried that I'm going to think up something weird again. I'll just tell you guys something.

我本来就是个宅男。在我还没有跑来槟城打混的时候,我根本就是个不折不扣的宅男。也许没有到很离谱的地步,我当然还会约好友去看下戏,唱下K,吃下饭,喝下茶,Club下bing 之类的,不过大部分时间都会呆在家上网/看Astro。在我开始懂事的时候就已经开始过着宅男的生涯了。
I've been an otaku all the while. Before coming to Penang to hang around, I'm absolutely, 100% an otaku. Probably not till a very extreme level, of course I will still meet up some friends, watch movies, sing K, dinner, yumcha, clubbing etc, but most of the time I would be staying home, online/watch Astro. I'm an otaku from a very young age.

其实当宅男也没有什么不好吗。在家上下网,看下自己喜欢的书/戏剧/动画,听下许许多多的悲伤情歌,发下部落格贴,未尝不是一种享受啊。尤其是现在工作时那么快节奏又伤脑筋,难道过下清静悠闲的生活很不好吗?而且,在家 = 甭花钱,在这经济不景气的恶况里,能省即省方为上策啊。
Actually, there's nothing wrong with being an otaku what. Staying home getting online, reading/drama-ing/anime-ing, listening to tonnes of sad songs, making some blog posts, is quite a pleasure too. Especially since work life is so hectic and mind boggling, is having some relaxing time not good? Besides, staying home = no spending money, and in the current economic circumstances, saving as much as you can is the smart move.

当然,如果大伙儿有什么好康,记得也要打电话给我,宅男也需要出外透透气,得到些友情的滋润的,我只是在大伙儿没有什么pattern的时候,不想多费精力去做些吃力不讨好又花钱的勾当@call这约那而已。千万别因为我一时想恢复宅男生活的宣言便弃我而去啊~~ :'(
Of course, if you guys have any good things to do, remember to call me as well, otaku needs to get a breather outside, and immerse himself in some friendship once in a while, it's just that when everyone has nothing much in mind, I don't wanna waste time, energy and money trying to do the tedious tasks @ calling here, dating there. Please, please don't ditch me just because of this declaration of otakuism of mine~~ :'(


Ok,写够了,我要继续刨花生看七龙珠了,掰掰 ^o^
Ok, that's about it, time to get back to peeling peanuts and watching Dragon Ball, byebye ^o^

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

缺钱@Pwned?

Remember this?

Yeah, I'm going to blog about..

This

How long has it been? 1 month plus I think.. and I still haven't got any idea on what to do with this.. gift...


Seriously.. I don't know what's in the mind of the organising team when they bought these for presents.. After all, the division is majority guys...


Basically, there's really nothing I can do with this mug...

I tried giving it away, but... the responses I get...

Cath: Dowan!
Cannas: No thanks!
Peggy: Me no Minnie fansi!
My sis: Yeww!! WTF is that??

Anyway, giving a girl something that is a free gift and not something that you buy seem quite unsincere to me..


Use it myself? Never! Not in this lifetime! I'd rather die of thirst than use this mug to drink!

That sounds abit too extreme.. well anyway, it's just to emphasize that I'd never use this mug for myself...


Throw it away? That seems abit.. inappropriate.. after all, as far as I can remember, this is the 1st time I got a prize from some event out of my own effort..

Throwing the prize away will probably make it seem like I'm an unappreciative, arrogant pig or something...


The person who bought this as a prize must've been thinking something like: "Whoever who gets this are so pwned! He cannot use it for anything! Serves him right for winning! Wahahahaha!!!"

For the past 1 month plus or so.. I have been leaving the mug at my cubicle in office without doing anything about it.. lately, I'm beginning to get some glares and questions like "What's with this girlish mug? U don't seem the type of guy who will like these things"


Ultimate prize... something that I have no use of, no means to pass it on to others, cannot really dispose it, and leaving it alone will stir up gossips...

As of now, I still don't know what to do with it.. but obviously it can't sit in the office much longer..


So.. will just have to tuck it in a not so obvious corner in my room.... le sighzz...

Anyone interested in this Minnie mug???

Monday, December 29, 2008

缺钱@A not so typical Christmas weekend

Was back in KL for... Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday half day... 4.5 days.. haven't been hanging around in KL for that long for quite some time already...

It was quite an eventful return trip for me this time around.. got to meet up with many friends, and spend some quality time with family..

Wednesday, Christmas Eve.. but, I'm not 1 of those who celebrate Christmas, so didn't went out and party.. just spend the evening at home with grandma and good ol' Astro... nothing much..

Thursday, Christmas! Nope, no Christmas tree, no turkey, no Santa hats..

Had seafood noodles at Segambut for lunch.. no photos and not gonna blog about it, because I seriously think the seafood noodles I had in USJ is way better... sorry Cannas =.="

Then went home just in time for dinner.. mom cooked up some sort of a feast, as a replacement for the 冬至 Dong Zhi dinner... no photos too, so not gonna mention much about it but, the food is still as good as always.. thanks mom!!

After that, off to meet up some Surians for a movie in Pavillion KL...

What movie? This movie is considered the latest sci-fi flick..


IP Man!!

Sorry, it was lame, I know, I got alot of hostile glares from friends whenever I mentioned it like this...

Anyway, the movie was... kinda okay for me.. better than alot of HK movies.. some part humorous, some part touching, and lots of cool 永春 Wing Chun moves... but of course, if you totally have nothing for this genre, then it's just another lousy movie..

HK is doing pretty well on my movie list recently... I previously watched 证人 Beast Stalker.. it was quite good too.. the shooting angles are refreshingly superb, and the explosiveness of the actors were appropriately great!

Okay.. so after the movie, went for a round of drinks in Delicious.. it's a cafe inside some posh residential apartment off Jalan Tun Razak, somewhere near Menara Tabung Haji..


The environment here is no doubt soothing... the ambience is really good for relaxation.. but.. the drinks and desserts we had.. is anything but delicious... it was a disastrous culinary experience for us =.="

So there you have it.. seafood noodles, Chinese home dinner, HK movie and lousy drinks in a great environment for Christmas.. don't they just rock??

Friday, sing K session with TARCians (mostly who came to KL with me from Penang) is Neway 1U.. to be honest.. sorry to offend u guys again... it was not really a fun session in total... yeah I got to hear Cath and Cannas sing in K-box for the 1st time, and I also got to hear a great voice singing.. Jacqueline is it.. but when someone sings and the rest talk/edit photos/do other things, and then another person sings and the rest talk/sms/do their own stuff as well... well you get what I mean don't you? Le sighzzz... it was the 1st time that I went to a K-box and actually felt... bored...

Saturday, shopping at Sunway Pyramid with mom and sis.. well to be exact, it was: drive mom and sis to Sunway to let them shop while I hang around in MPH...

Sunday, woke up early, went to Nick's house to return his laptop bag (why his laptop bag is with me is another story which I don't think I will blog about) and to check on the 3 toomuchalcoholitis patients' condition... you know who you are... then picked up some friends and made my way back to Penang...

So.. that's it.. my unorthodox Christmas and the weekend in KL...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

缺钱@PBIM Fun Run

Let's begin with...

This!
In response to a certain post, actually a certain comment on that certain post to be exact

Hahaha okay, it's been a long long.. long long long while since I last made a picturish post. In fact, I think I didn't after I completed my UK/Europe/London posts...

Well, I'm gonna do one today, thanks to my lenglui housemate Peggy who took loads of photos for this event and is kind enough to share with all of us..
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Into topic.. what am I doing with Cath in that outfit? Well, this event actually happened last month, Sunday November 16th 2008 to be exact.. ladies and gentlemen, it's the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2008!! Well this PBIM is actually an annual event by the way..

No! I didn't participate in the 42km Full Marathon category. They have the 21km Half Marathon and the 10km Fun Run as well, and we just took part in the fun run ~.~"

Even 'ahpek' also take part! Dun 'pray pray' ah!

Full Marathon starts at 3.00am, Half Marathon 4.00am, starting point in front of Queensbay Mall..

Us Fun Run noobs, starts in front of Pulau Jerejak jetty..

This is me at the starting point, act cool

At 5.30am sharp, off we go!!

Look at the crowds

It's ridiculously huge, the crowd, I tell you.. if u were staying in any 1 of the high rise condo nearby, I bet all you can see that morning would be a sea of orange! Unsuspecting people might be wondering if it's another 'illegal' gathering organized by opposition parties ~.~"

Nice view of Jelutong Expressway on our run

Let's be honest, the only reason we took part in this run is not because of health reasons. It's just that, the run takes us on to the Penang Bridge.

Maybe you don't understand the significance of this.. to make it straightforward, let's just say, it is almost the only opportunity we can get to get onto the bridge by foot and take photos at our own leisure!

You don't stop your car on the bridge side during normal hours as it is a 2 lane, congested 24hrs a day kind of bridge!

More scenes on our way..

Runners is more or less the same with cars hehehe

This is us on the bridge already

That's Phaik Geok, me and Cath. Phaik Geok is Peggy's buddy at work, and the 4 of us ran together for most of the time..

Peggy doesn't appear much on this post, because she is the one holding the camera.. she does take quite a number of candid shots though.. an example being the few below, which were taken when we reached the halfway point of our run, near the middle of the bridge..

You see, all along the bridge, there's actually many spots where you can climb across to the other side and run back to the finishing point, pretending that you have run the full 10km course, so what the organisers do is that, at the halfway U-turn point, they have officials distributing coloured wristbands to differentiate the genuine finishers and the fakers..

This is us getting the wristbands, no one noticed Peggy taking pictures

Phaik Geok noticed 1st

Cath also noticed already

Me? I just noticed it when Peggy showed me the photos yesterday ~.~"

Hah, here's Peggy.. us with the wristbands

U-turn point for Quarter Marathon & Fun Run category
Quarter Marathon is to classify those 10km runners aged below 12 or 15 years old, I forgot which..

Donno why I suddenly laugh so happily

It must've been due to the idea that I've at least completed half of the 10km, hahaha..

Woohoo! Look at the.. the.. triangular shaped tiang-tiang at the middle of the bridge!

10km was not really that tough for us.. we half run, half walked, and still managed to reach the finishing point ahead of the time limit... but that's not the case for some people...

Clockwise from top left:

1. People who gave up and waited for the 'sweeper bus' at the road side.
2. People who did not want to, but forced to give up and sit at the road side.
3. People who cannot manage to even think about giving up due to excessive pain, just collapse at the road side.
4. First aid personnels on standby along the course.

It was not tough, but it sure was tiring... the last 400 meters were really a huge psychological boost for us.. so much of a boost that we forgot our sorry state of body and began taking photos every 100 meters..

400m to GO! Way to go! Powerpuff Girls!

300m to GO!

The angle is quite misleading, it seems like I am doing something weird to Cath ~.~"

200m!

100m!!!

There! Finishing point within sight!!

Finishing point for Fun Run is the same as Full and Half Marathon, which is in front of Queensbay Mall...

Upon crossing the finishing line,

There's some kids distributing certificates to us,

The finishers!

Me with my cert, tough morning workout, phew ~.~"

Group photo with the Half Marathon-ers

The 2 Half Marathon-ers in picture, How Chen and Chin Tuan. How Chen is Peggy's boyfriend, I think most of you should know, he's mentioned quite a number of times in my blog already. Chin Tuan is a colleague of Peggy and Phaik Geok..

Eh? Peggy got medal??

Medals are only for Half and Full Marathon finishers. Peggy is just pretending to be a Half Marathon-er posing with the boyfriend's medal..

Even Africans are participating

And as usual, things like this, usually is won by the Africans.. but it's good though, it just proves that there's actually people who know about this tiny island in Malaysia... hehehe..

That's all for this post... long time no write so long d.. song!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

缺钱@FotoMoto

Time to revert to writing back in English again... the previous 2 posts, am still thinking if I wanna translate them... if I do, I will just edit on the respective posts and then leave a note in my Short Talk column...
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Referring to my title, it is easy to imply either 1 of the 2 things:
1) I work for Motorola, and I'm in their photography club or team or something,
2) I bought myself a new Motorola handphone.

WRONG!!!

The title above actually implies that, I use a Motorola handphone, a V3x to be exact.. and I use it to take photos of things I feel like taking photos of...

V3x is a great phone by the way.. peng leng jeng 平靓正 @ cheap nice great! I remember I bought it on last years Chinese New Year for around RM700+.. a 3G + 2-Megapix camera phone for below RM800.. now that's what you call a bargain!

Ok, back to topic...

I was doing some re-organising on my phone when I discovered some photos that I've taken for the past month or so... decided to post them up here...

Event #1

Remember I wrote about things I like to do when being alone? Driving is 1 of them.. I like driving in a mix of town roads, mountain passes and straight highways.. just for the fun of everything: focus on the road in front of you and forget about everything else, train your driving skills, and feel the adrenaline of depressing the gas pedal like mad once in a while...

Well, it was on 1 of those occasions when I expected everything to be fine when shits like these below happen...

This,

This,

And this!

Man this totally sucked! I ended up coming back feeling much worse than when I left.. Shit! ~.~"

Event #2

This was like 2 weeks ago, on a weekday weeknight... Both my housemates decided to pay the dentist a visit to do something on their teeth...

I tagged along, because I have 1 tooth that was quarter broken due to cavity@蛀牙 and I wanted to get a filling for it...

Took this photo when How Chen was dealing with being dealt with by the dentist..

Peggy with her white yellow teeth

Peggy said her teeth is naturally yellow, even if we take 1 tooth out from her mouth and cut it cross-sect it, the whole thing would be yellow.. that's why it would appear as if the dentist is not doing the teeth wash@洗牙 job properly... and that's why I felt like taking a photo of her teeth... hehehehe :-D

Consecutive posts on Peggy... some people would start thinking up something weird again... haih... she is my housemate la wei! With boyfriend of course! Please don't think something weird thank you ~.~"

缺钱@真的被影响了

真的。。想要说我没事,减薪对我没多大影响,我还好好地。。。汗,都是骗人的!
Really.. wanted to say I'm alright, paycut does not affect me a great deal, I'm still fine... shit, they're all lies!

连在MSN打字都打到糊涂去了。。
Even while typing in MSN, I got blur..

不用你来Print Screen,我自己来踢爆自己吧 ~.~"
No need you to print screen, I'll expose myself ~.~"

为什么会打到 'my' 那个字眼下去,就连我自己也摸不着。。。只可以用 “糊里糊涂” 来形容吧。。看来为了公平起见,迟些我也要假装糊涂去打错 'my Cath', 'my Cannas', 'my Ah Bo' 之类的东西了。。反正已经冒犯一个,索性就直接冒犯我在槟城所有的 LJMU-TARCian 男生同学们吧。。
Why I typed that 'my' into it, the reason is unknown even to myself... can only use the words "wu lei wu tou @ blur blur" to describe it.. I think to be fair, sooner or later I would have to pretend to be blur again and typo 'my Cath', 'my Cannas', 'my Ah Bo' etc... since I've offended one, might as well just offend all the LJMU-TARCian guys in Penang of my batch..

PS: 多多留意我的部落格吧,我看,除了打错字,也许我还会蒙查查地干出些超糊涂,超低能的 “勾当” 来。。放心,如果真的发生这些事情,我一定会第一时间揭发我自己的恶性来让大家鄙视@唾骂的。。因为,我就是喜欢自己受难。。呵呵,我就是 “酱” 变态的了。。
PS: Stay tuned to my blog, I think besides typo, maybe I would, in the state of mongchacha-ness, do some ultra blur, ultra dai-b "stuff" out.. don't worry, if these things really happen, I would expose my evil deeds myself in the 1st place so that everyone can pei si @ scold me.. because, I love to get into trouble.. hehe, I am that crazy...

Friday, December 19, 2008

缺钱@又是唉声叹气的季节了

流浪了那么久,又是时候改变下Title的主题(Theme)... 眼下金融风暴导致的状况,看来缺钱是最贴切不过的新主题了。。
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前2个月,看来好像有好日子过了。。不过,佛法中的《人生无常》 看来是很有参考价值的。。好景才过了没多久,又开始接二连三的出状况了。。
For the past 2 months, it seems like good days are finally here.. but, like what the Buddhist scripture says seems to be a very good phrase for reference.. good fortunes has just came not long ago, now it's beginning to have some mishaps one after another again..

本来新工作已经开始慢慢上手了,也开始有了较明确的方向感了,不过混了几下,最近又开始感觉模糊起来了。。近2个礼拜,每天的工作程序大概可以这样形容:东跑跑,西去一下,蛮干了整天,结果什么也没做好 ~.~"
It's beginning to feel like I'm getting into my job well finally, and the sense of direction is finally here, but after a few whiles, lately everything at work seems to get vague and blurry again.. for the past 2 weeks, everyday at work can be described as: east run run, west go awhile, simply do some stuff for the whole day, end up nothing is achieved ~.~"

如果有留意我前一个发帖,会看到我乐观面对这次的金融危机吧。。其实,面对这样的东西,说不怕。。肯定是骗人的。。多多少少都会心惊胆跳吧。。由其是自己尝试过了失业没如息的恐慌日子,真的不想再面对这种惨况。。现在的阶段,降薪这玩意已经确确实实的降临我身上了,而且还是要在圣诞和过年期间快要到来的时刻才来个这样的大头佛让我们“享受”。。真的搞得我头大如斗。。
If you noticed my previous post, you will see that I'm facing the current financial crisis with optimism.. actually, when faced with such adversary, if I tell you I'm not afraid at all.. that is obviously a big fat lie.. probably, more or less we will feel anxious.. especially for me that have been through the scary days of being jobless and without income, I really don't wanna face that kind of situation again.. As of currently, this paycut thingie has concretely fallen on me, and of all times, this shit happens during the Christmas and CNY period, for us to "enjoy".. really makes my head grow bigger..

还有,朋友们又在接二连三地闹分手了。。感觉分手这玩意儿最近好像和降薪,裁员这些东西都一样流行起来了。。除了为他们感到伤心,也让这首关心妍的歌《惨得过我》一直在我脑海里闪过。。来吧,贴一点歌词内容給你们看。。
And, my friends, broke up one after another.. feels like this breaking up thing has become like paycuts and retrenchments lately, it became trendy.. besides feeling sad for my friends, it also reminds me of this song by Jade Kwan, .. below is the lyrics..

没有失恋怎去尽情放肆失控
曾被爱过 才明泪太过有功用
惨不过 连忧郁也没法挡
在情场上无伴侣
大概这样孤单 也是痛
(paiseh, lyrics I don't translate lah, basically it means, at least u guys get to break up, I don't even know how break up feels)

所以说吗。。看来又是唉声叹气的季节了,唉。。。。。
That's why I say.. seems like it's the season to sigh again, haih.....

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

流浪@Crisis Call?

Just a quick update on my current state of mind at the moment... was having a few words with a couple of guys... and girls... well mostly girls lah... just now.. at dinner, on the phone, thru MSN... sort of got quite a number of people worried...

What.. is going on? Actually it's nothing much... just got confirmation that there will be a top to down, worldwide paycut for my company.. Impact? Nothing much also la.. a couple of hundreds RM less into my bank account every month, that's all...

We are given 2 days extra leave every month.. so basically, the top management is trying to make it seems like, they are just giving us mandatory 2 days unpaid leave a month... OK ma.. get 2 more days rest every month...

Back to a more serious note.. well... just... don't worry about me ok? I've been through worse.... not that I've been through an economic downturn as a working adult... I mean, this is not my 1st job as a fresh grad.. I used to have a job in KL for 4 months, and then, determined to make my way to Penang, resigned.. things didn't go well back then, and I was jobless, without income for more than 4 months before I found something and kinda settled down here...

Having a job with reduced pay is much much better than having no job and no pay at all... I doubt that the really fresh grads would fully appreciate the value of having a job, but trust me, from having a job to being jobless, u won't enjoy the experience...

Actually, whatever explanations and reasonings the managers give us regarding these "proactive measures" are really bullsh*t to me... what really matters is that our paycheck is reduced.. but there's something that the Engineering Manager of my division said that I can really embrace..

"This is a cycle. Every 8-10 years there will be a repeat of such economic downturns. There's no way for us to run away from it. We just have to live with it."

Except that, everyone is predicting that this time is the worst since The Great Depression in the 1930s....

Hopefully, my 4 months experience of being jobless is enough preparation to help me ride through this financial tsunami and hopefully, I will emerge stronger...

钱不是问题,问题是没有钱。。。

Saturday, December 13, 2008

流浪@Reiteration

Just felt like making another post, since I'm in the mood for it..

Before I go further, maybe you can have a look here, a post I made 2 years back, when I just started this blog... it mentions my dislike to a particular favorite pastime of many...

Well, today I just wanna reiterate that sentiment that I still hold true to:

I feel that only sohais like to go clubbing
I totally don't like clubbing!!!

1. You go there, pay alot of money, drink and dance till you drop, on your way back kena road block and blow bubble, and you pay more money to the cops...

2. By driving back in your drunk/semi-drunk state, you are risking your own life.. as well as the life of other road users... not least the girls you are fetching, if you are fetching any...

3. Ladies Night or not, girls go clubbing for free usually, guys will always foot the bill... more money spent... yaya call me kiamsiap or whatever, I just don't wanna part with money for girls for very many times unless she is my girl, savvy? I have better use for the money...

4. Drinking is bad for your health.. Excessive drinking will damage your liver, and you're on your way to a deteriorating health and an earlier death.. Makes it more difficult to get insurance too... Those of you guys who haven't buy insurance, please look for Cannas by the way.. can ask me for her phone number if you want XD

5. You get to hug and dry hump many girls if u know the method... so what?? They're not my chick.. what's the point? I don't really wanna syok syok hug girls anyway.. call me an arsehole/faker if you like, just not my cup of tea, I only wanna hug the girl if she is my girl, because it's reality and not just some few hours fantasy...

There's probably a few more points that I can't think of right now.. but so what? The point is, I don't like clubbing at all!!
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Ok.. Actually, I'm making this post because someone just told me that I need a life, I need to know more girls, I really need to go clubbing, I don't know what I'm missing, bla bla etc etc...

Sorry mate, but the fact is, I know what I'm missing... I'm not born a club hater, I've been to those places before... not very many times, but I've been there, done that before.. Back when Nuovo and Atmosphere was around, Beach Club not to forget... I know what it's like inside, didn't try everything (didn't drink lots of Chivas, didn't smoke).. but know what's going on... Still.. don't like it at all...

I'll gladly go for movies, bowling, cheong K, eating, pool/snooker, Starbucks, mamaks and all... but it's just this 1 thing that u should count me out: clubbing...

And so.. this post is just to reiterate my stand on SAY TAK NAK TO CLUBBING... thank you very much =.=

流浪@Daily Update

I've always been an avid non-supporter on diary type of blogs.. I don't hate them or say they are wrong or lousy.. I mean, blog is a personal thing, so it's up to the blogger to do whatever he/she wants to with his/her blog...

However, having nothing better to do lately, maybe I should try it out once for myself =.=
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SATURDAY, 13TH DECEMBER 2008

7.30AM - Woke up, as usual.. even though it's Saturday, waking up between 7.00AM - 8.00AM has been a routine for me, it's as if my body is programmed to wake up at that time.. it's just like 1 of my test programs, with 7.00AM as the lower limit and 8.00AM as the upper limit.. that makes 7.30AM the nominal value... Great! I woke up at the best time today!..... Crap, I've been letting my work getting to me even on weekends.. =.=

8.00AM - After 30 minutes of lying around, snoozing myself, finally get off to do the usual stuff: a glass of hot water, pee, brush teeth, wash face, make myself a bowl of oats, and opened my laptop's lid... Yeah I leave my laptop powered on overnight all the time, because I'm an avid supporter of BT hehehe.. hanged around at MSN, Soccernet and Wikipedia... Oh ya, I've ceased reading news sites, be it TheStar or Malaysiakini as I find both are equally biased if not on the same sides..

11.00AM - Left my place, headed to AEON Seberang Perai City, Bandar Perda. Ever since the school holidays started (meaning Back to School Promotion started in Jusco), I've been making frequent trips here to check on the Swan school bag counter.. not gonna elaborate, let's just say it's a family business and I do all these checking voluntarily without getting paid by my dad =.=..

11.30AM - Arrived just to find out that today is the grand opening of the complex. It's closed for the day to accomodate the VIPs and VVIPs shopping inside and will only reopen when all the VIPs decides to call it a day, that's what a Blue Wave guard told me... Waited for 30 minutes, still no signs of the VIPs leaving, I gave up and left myself... =.=

12.00PM - An unfruitful trip across to the mainland, headed to the bridge, wanting to get back to my place ASAP. Got caught in the worse pre-toll jam I've had so far. An hour it took for my car to move about 500 metres, Total time spent in the jam is 1.5 hours... Great.. not only did I waste RM5.60 for nothing, I've wasted more petrol and time getting caught in a shitty jam.. Wonderful start to the day..

1.45PM - Finally made it back to my apartment, tapao the wantan mee from the coffee shop downstairs, not because I like their wantan mee (I don't like Penang's wantan mee, refer to previous post), but because there's nothing else left that I can tapao..

4.00PM - Headed to Queensbay, supposed to catch a movie with Bing, Cannas, Wing Yew and Yi Chong.. before that, checked out on Queensbay Jusco's situation too.. it was quick, most of the trolley bags are almost sold out.. seems like my dad will have to make his way up north again very soon...

4.50PM - Movie time. The Day The Earth Stood Still. Keanu Reeves as the male lead, hopefully it will be as good as The Matrix Trilogy...

6.40PM - Done with the movie.. my hopes dashed.. it's just another crappy movie.. not gonna reveal much more, don't wanna reveal any spoilers... Oops, I hope I didn't demotivated any of you from watching hehehe :D

7.00PM - Dinner at Super Tanker, same people from the movie.. Just fried rice, nothing special...

7.45PM - Back to my apartment, showered, washed clothes, blog-hopped abit..

10.30PM - Started making this stupid post, probably won't have anything coming up for the night anymore, will just wait for sleep time, so I guess I'll stop here...
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So.. how is it? Will this make an enjoyable read? I hope not, because I'm probably not gonna do anything like this anymore =.=

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

流浪@Overrated

Had a decent lunch today before proceeding to pick my friends up 1 by 1 to come back to Penang..

What did I have for lunch??

雪茶 xuit cha @ Iced Chinese Tea

This is something that I've not had in Penang at all.. because I don't how to pronounce it in Hokkien people in Penang don't drink it... here, usually I will order ling teh bing @ 凉水雪 liong shui xuit @ Iced Herbal Tea...

I know how to pronounce 雪茶 in Hokkien la! It's called seng kak teh... just verified it with Cath just now =.=

The 雪茶 cost me 50 cents, dem sh*t.. it used to be 40 cents.. petrol reduce price d, they still don't reduce, nia sing!!!

猪肉粉 zhu yoke fun @ Pork Noodles

Now this is a delicacy that u don't get in Penang, at all... I've been looking high and low, north and south, left and right, doesn't seem to be able to spot any place that sells pork noodles!

Seriously, u don't know what you're missing up here.. Pork noodles is by far the BEST thing that's ever happened to Malaysian Chinese cuisine! I'd gladly give up all the char kuay teows in the world for a decent bowl of pork noodles!!

Sometimes, I think that Penang is just an overrated food haven. Yes.. we can find a wide array of food here.. but I'm always amazed when people say Penang food is much better than KL food...

When someone tells me, for example: "Penang's char kuay teow will make u never wanna set mouth on any KL char kuay teow anymore", I will gladly respond: "Clearly, u have never had Raymond's char kuay teow at a coffee shop off Jalan Silang." I've had plenty of char kuay teow here, but I still feel nothing beats Raymond's... seriously...

Wantan mee? KL beats Penang by 1 million miles... I can very confidently declare to u guys, Penang's wantan mee, totally sucks! I've had alot of wantan mee here too, never really enjoyed any of them.. and I can say, I can simply pick a coffee shop in KL that makes better wantan mee than any of the fehmes ones here...

And they don't have pork noodles here! WTF? How can u not have pork noodles??? How can u call yourself a food haven when u don't have the best of the best delicacy??? Boooo!!!!~~

I guess I better stop here... otherwise will be pelted with rotten vege and salted eggs... I don't mean to defame Penang, I still enjoy many of the food here.. it's just that I feel hurt when people say KL's food is inferior to Penang's... I don't think that's the case at all...

Maybe I'm having an after-effect of pork noodle satisfaction... @@

Sunday, December 07, 2008

流浪@Another 1st

Can't believe I'm doing this.. it's the 1st time I'm doing it by the way... feels kinda.. awkward to be honest...

I know there's alot of people who does this all the time.. A certain fehmes blogger @ Nicolekiss does it all the time, I know... Since I'm beginning to do this too, maybe I'm on my way to fehmes-dom in the blogosphere... hehehehe :-D

A hint on where I am right now

No, I'm not in the rink.. although I've never been into it and showing this photo might imply that I am skating for the 1st time.. I really just wanna point out that I'm in a certain shopping complex in the Klang Valley that has this facility, so by now u should already have a clear idea as to my whereabouts at this very moment...

I wouldn't be able to do this if I'm in the rink anyway... =.=

Ok la.. stop the mystery... when I say this is the 1st time I'm doing this.. I actually mean...

I'm blogging in Starbucks!!!

What?? It's the truth what?? Previously, I always blog at home in KL/in my room in Penang.. I've never tried blogging somewhere else... I know Nicole is blogging even when she's on the go
occasionally, in cafes/hotel lobby/etc anywhere that has wifi...

*What are you guys thinking??*

I'm actually in between running an errand for my dad and waiting for some TARCian mates to show up for a yumcha session, and decided to kill time here...

K la, gtg... will be going for a tong sui session... ciaozz....

流浪@It's not that straightforward, mate

Lately, it's been stressful for me in terms of having to work like a dog, using 2 hands trying to cover 20 holes, that kind of thing if u know what I mean, and also watching some good friends endure painful relationships.. so much so that I get exhausted physically and emotionally throughout the past 2 - 3 weeks without really having any opportunity to refresh and recharge (hence the non-existence of updates here =.= )...

There's too much to say, too much to write, but I just didn't have the time and energy to do that, and now I don't know where or how to begin.. do u know the feeling of kapsi (urge to shit), trying to look for a toilet but failed to find 1, so u 忍/tahan/hold out, and when u finally found the toilet, that kapsi-ness is gone, and u longer feel like shitting.. well that's about how I feel right now exactly...
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Well, let's talk about the watching some good friends endure painful relationships part.. not sure if I can talk about these things as nicely as some other bloggers out there do or not..

Wah Suit 话说/Kononnya, there's this friend of mine.. for anonimity, let's call her Lenglui... hehehe...

Lenglui is a Penangite lenglui whom I knew during my short stint in the company she works in, and she has a boyfriend who hails from Ipoh and works in 1 of the electronics MNC in Penang.
Now Lenglui is all lovey-dovey with her boyfriend (apparently, that's what she tells me), they even share-rent a room...

The thing is, she is not on good terms with his family, or the other way round maybe.. so last weekend, she went back to the boyfriend's hometown with him.. in between, I'm not sure what happened, but on that Sunday, she suddenly called me and said, she is on the bus back to Penang, alone...

Now, you see, the boyfriend drives a Vios, so when the girl is on the bus back to Penang alone, something must be wrong, right? So I didn't ask alot of things, just agreed to pick her up in the bus terminal.

That very day, she moved all her personal belongings out of the share-rented room, into her own car (yes she actually has her own car), dumped the keys into the mailbox, and went back to her own home...

I hope you're still following me but.. to simply say it, the boyfriend is no longer the boyfriend @k@ they broke up...

It was until a few days later that she told me, she had a quarrel with the boyfriend's ex's mom, and the ex did not do anything to help her out, and did not even try to stop her from leaving and taking the bus back to Penang.

I'm not sure how true it is, but according to Lenglui, the ex's family looks down on her. They all are Masters & PhD level of people, and she does not even have a degree.. that is the main reason for them not being in the same wavelength..
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I just felt like, this is a real life example of the views that I hold true all the while. Being in a relationship when you are a high school teenager and when you are an adult is a different kettle of fish.

Back then, in high school, the only criteria you need to consider for getting into a relationship is the magic word 灰领 feeling. "I love u, do u love me? Yes I love u too! Let's paktor!" and it's done.. when things screw up, "You don't love me anymore! Yeah I don't love u anymore, let's break up!" and then it's done too, in the opposite way (N Sync in backdrop - I wanna see u off that door, baby bye bye bye~~)

Now, if u wanna find a girl/guy, u should be thinking about establishing a steady long-term relationship, with the ultimate goal of marriage, no? (Ok well, maybe that's just me then)..

Is distance a factor? Where's his/her hometown? Does she/he wanna go back and settle there? Do I wanna go there along? Does her mama like me? Do my mama like her? Do I really wanna spend the rest of my life with her? When will we get married? Can I afford marriage yet? Where should we buy our house? Will her family move in with us? Will my family move in with us? Will both families move in with us? etc etc etc x1000...

Ok fine, u don't wanna think about all these things 1st.. just try it out with the guy/girl 1st... and then u realised, yeah, he/she is the one for me, and u wanna proceed further... suddenly, like Lenglui, the external factors come into picture, and things can get nasty...

And when u get deep into a relationship, it is always very heartbreaking to make the ultimate choices when things go nasty beyond repair... if u know what I mean...

Oh well, I'm starting to get blur myself.. the point that I really wanna mention is.... refer to the title....

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流浪@Tomorrow

I know, I know, it's been more than a week already.. again..

It's been a rather intense 2 weeks for me, physically and mentally..

I'm back in KL for the weekend, recharging my batteries (of my body, not my handphone, I forgot to bring back the charger for it =.=)...

I ought to be blogging about something today, but my brain has other ideas. It's on the verge of shutting down..

Tomorrow, there will be something here.. I promise..

Good nitezz for now...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

流浪@Ah Leong Cooks

Wasn't quite in the mood to work yesterday, and since I worked late and came in early the previous 2 days, I decided to call it a day at office around 3.30pm... (yeah, we get to have that little bit of flexibility in MNCs)

Most of the time All the time, whenever we decide to cook at home, it would be Peggy doing the major works, with me doing the major waiting and eating... like here...

Well yesterday, I decided it would finally be the day to fulfil my promise to Peggy: I'll cook a meal for her 1 day.

So, I left office early... headed to Queensbay Jusco to do some food shopping.. and then came home to prepare the ingredients...

I'll be doing 2 dishes for the day...

Stir Fry Vege: Before

Stir Fry Vege: After

Well, it doesn't look that appealing, or marvelous, nevermind...

ABC Soup: Before

ABC Soup: After

Doesn't the soup just look glorious?? It tastes great too! Ask Peggy for verification, hehehehe...

Now I can start telling people that Yan Can Cook Leong Can Cook...

Ei! Don't laugh la!! I really can cook one la!! If u trace back to my UK Summer Semester posts, u will realize that I actually did alot of cooking back then...

Paiseh to hard sell sendiri, so put smaller font: Leong is a good blue chip stock lah.. got job in MNC (入得厨房 yap dak chu fong), can cook decently (出得厅堂 chuk dak teng tong).. oops, macham terbalik liao, hehehehe XD

Don't worry Peggy, I'll make sure this is just the first time, and won't be the last time...