Saturday, September 26, 2009

What's that sound?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

When feeling stressed ...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cute Scooter

It has been a while since I rode a bike. I wonder whether it's like riding a bicycle where people would say that once you learned it, you will never forget.

I remember when I first started working in KL, I did not have a car and had to depend on my Yamaha bike to move around. As most of you would know, the roads around KL were/are full of potholes and I tell you, I think I could have died a few times accidently running into them on my bike.

Anyway bikes have evolved so much since then. The bikes now are so cool and cute, not like the traditional boring type that I used to ride.

In my recent trip to Bangkok, I saw this new scooter roadshow by Suzuki at Siam Paragon. The model's name is Jelato and I have to say, it really looked very cute! Kawaii ne!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Where is that uncle?

Usually when I do not have any after work plans, I would just go and pack my dinner at this foodcourt nearby my office. There is this malay chicken rice stall that I frequently patronise, just because I know I wouldn't need to wait so long for the chicken rice to be prepared.

This evening, I went to the same shop but decided to order fried rice with chicken instead. With the buka puasa crowd, I had to wait for a while. So I chose to sit at one of the benches by the side of the chicken rice stall.

As I was looking around at all the people eating there, I suddenly heard the malay lady from the chicken rice stall asking another lady. "Mana uncle itu ah?" (Translation: Where is that uncle?)

I immediately felt my stomach being sucked in and prayed that she was not referring to me. I actually avoided eye contact with her! I am sorry but I really couldn't face it when some strangers start calling me uncle!

I could see her holding this polystyrene meal box and I was like "Sh*t! she is really looking for me!" and decided there and then that I would never again return to this stall.

I saw her eyes scanning around and finally noticing me..... and then continued her search. I was like "Phewwwwww". Not long after, this uncle with a lot of plastic bags came by and took the meal box from the malay lady.

I smiled to myself and knew I need to blog about this. I had almost a similar incident with an economy rice lady not too long ago. I guess when my age is climbing up and my hairline too, you can't blame me for being so sensitive about this.

When it came to my turn, the malay lady called me "boss"... which sounded like music to my ears. I may have tipped her 50 cents for that! ;-p

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Restore, Reinvent

A window display at CentralWorld, Bangkok.

Yes, I went to Bangkok again... and like many of our previous trips there, we basically hung out at the shopping complexes for shopping, movies and food. Not forgetting to do some praying and get some relaxing massages too!

I miss my vacation... :-(

Time to restore and reinvent my motivation to work.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pre-vacation stress

Normally one would be so excited thinking about their coming vacation. I should be too as my vacation starts in a few days time. However I am not feeling that.

Work been crazy and on top of the project assignments that I need to finish by this and that date, there are also all these meetings and planning sessions that I need to attend as well.

I wanted so much to complete my assignments before I go for my vacation... even by working from home during the weekends but with hiccups here and there, looks like that may not be possible. Funny how when you are rushing to finish off the things that are on your plate, there are just more stuff dropping onto it. I just hate to come back from a vacation and see the whole pile of tasks waiting for me.

Sigh... guess I need to just let go, forget them for a while and enjoy my vacation first. I am sure it will do me a lot of good as I am really exhausted. Perhaps I will be fully recharged by then, and have a whole new energy to ride the waves again.

Hmm... I can feel a bit of excitement now. :-)