Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Malaysia Boleh

I'm glad I went to McD to watch the ASEAN Suzuki Cup Final 2nd Leg which took place at the Bung Karno Stadium...

Reason 1 being, the atmosphere in that fast food outlet at Sungai Dua was superb. People from all races cheering for our national team in unison. If you want to learn the true meaning of 1Malaysia, that is the place to be...

Reason 2 being, our national football team finally looks like they're going in the right direction. I hope FAM does not treat the ASEAN Cup as the World Cup, gets cocky, and neglects all the hard work done until now...

For the game itself, Malaysia lost 2-1, but because they won the 1st leg 3-0, aggregate score is Malaysia 4 - 2 Indonesia, we won the cup!!! :D

The first of heroics was performed by this fella,

Khairul Fahmi

He saved the penalty kick from Indonesia, which if it went in, would most probably open the flood gate for more Indonesian goal. The McD folks called him Fahmi the Spiderman...

Basically Malaysia played tried to play like Inter against Barcelona, parking the bus. 9 man defending, and 1 lone striker up front...

Mohd Safee Sali

By chance, a Fabregas-que defence splitting long pass put the striker through from 1 of the 9 defenders, and a couple of touches later, the ball was expertly dispatched into the top left corner of the Indonesian goal...

Another nail in the Indonesian coffin, this away goal means they now have to score 5 goals to win...

Which they managed only 2 in a late flurry of attacks, 1 of them was a deflected goal off the head on our own defender...

End result, Malaysia won the ASEAN Cup for the first time. Kudos to the team!!! :D

PS: Somehow, I feel that Malaysia's coach looks like Arsenal's manager much...


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MOS 2011

Time to review my Measure Of Success for 2010:

1. Gain promotion - got the letter somewhere mid-ish August, although the company HR just revised the pay range 1 month prior to it, so my pay didn't really move up. Not as exciting as it was supposed to be, but considered something achieved anyway ^^.

2. More investment - Sold the meager amount of my company shares before its price plummeted and used the money to open a Maybank Gold Savings Account. Financial shit officially declared case close, 100%.

3. Change car - nahhh.. see... my Super Leggera now passed on to my younger sister to safekeep. Just heard that she managed to scratch 1 side of the car into our house gate, and got her first saman... I remember Jeremy Clarkson said in the Teenage Car Challenge: "think of the size of the tree that your child will eventually crash into"... hmm....

4. Cashout from Nuffnang for the 2nd time - not gonna happen... I have been focusing my energy on work and thus neglecting this blog much... I don't even know what's my current earnings accumulated.. sighsss... poor blog, I shall take care of you much much in this coming 2011...

5. Turn from Fat Buu to Kid Buu - Failed!!! Again!!! HAIHHHHHHHH....

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3 out of 5 greens, again... so I shall set 5 more targets for 2011...

1. Save serious money - I have not been able to do that properly due to various reasons which I'm not gonna elaborate, but those reasons have been eliminated, I shall set a target of RM5000 as a minimum target (no point setting high targets and fail, and MOS can be revised quarterly anyway)...

2. Investment - read 2 books on investing, increase my gold savings account content appropriately, prepare for investment year 2012.

3. Sports - Basketball shooting accuracy to 70% field goal, at the moment it is 30% field goal rate; jog 1 whole lap around the company non-stop (2.5km), now only manage half lap.


4. Turn from Fat Buu to Kid Buu - third time mention, this time must success!!! If I can manage to achieve #3, should be no problem for this.

5. Improve EQ - remain stress free (which is easier said than done), and help friends to remain stress free.

Team Lunch Q4 FY10

This is a long overdue post which I totally forgot about, it is about our FY10 Q4 Team Lunch which happened on November 23rd earlier this year...

You see, I'm kinda bored with posting about makan places already, after all I'm not a food blogger. This time, I shall blog about the makan place selection process...

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A week prior to our makan day, a team mate volunteered to be the vote keeper and sent out this email to ask us to vote for our choice of restaurant...


Voting was open for 1 whole week, and at the end of it, the results are as follows:


The thing is though, you see, much like our country's previous general elections, the winner did not win with a big enough majority. As a result, there was a public outcry/protestation/side switching/watevaf**kyoucallit... I was one of them by the way *ngek ngek*

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There's more but I shall not paste all of it, bottom line was, the boss got so fed up that he organized a new, sudden-death vote...


After 25 minutes of voting, here's the new result...


All the ParKRoyal people switched Chili's, and thus E&O got thwarted...

So Chili's it was...


Since the company was paying, most people ordered steak because they are more expensive (RM40-ish)...

Normally I try to avoid beef if I can, so I ordered something chicken-ish...


Here's the real thing...


Many people don't like chicken breast meat, but I love them, because they are boneless...

Anyway, this chicken dish just cost RM32, and I did not want to spend less than my colleagues, so I topped up a dessert worth RM12...


Here's the real thing...


It's nice... but, I have to say, the best dessert I've ever had is still the one in Lone Star Steakhouse, Loveland...

I wonder, will I ever be able to set mouth on that heavenly treat, again? Hmmmmm...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Lonely, lonely Christmassss

I just realized that I haven't been making any posts for quite some time already, so here I am, on Christmas day, typing something just for the sake of updating when I have nothing better to blog about, while chewing away on some sotong goreng from Jusco and sipping away a cup of 3 in 1 Milo...

Merry Christmas to all of you who are reading this space... ^^

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Food worm

I have been eliminating McD on my weekday dinners menu, and replacing Apex coffee pizza getaway with a lap around the factory's compound and shooting 200 balls at the basketball court on my weekends menu over this 2 months, and I realized a couple of things...

1. I have RM300 more per month.

2. For the first time in a few years, my pants felt a bit loose.

Hopefully I will keep up with this lifestyle for as long as possible...