Friday, April 30, 2010

Ada gambar yang lebih cantik?

Every workday morning, I would always go to this stall to pack my usual morning coffee. Without my morning coffee, I would have a problem staying human through the first half of the day.

So anyway like most of these stalls, mamak owned or not, they would always sell cigarettes. As most of you know, the packaging of the cigarettes now include all these pictures of the bad effect of smoking such as throat cancer, lung cancer, dead foetus, etc.

One day while I was waiting for the Indonesian lady to make my coffee, I overheard a lady patron ordering a pack of cigarettes. When the stall owner handed her one pack, she said "Aiya... ada gambar yang lebih cantik"? (translation: Is there a nicer picture?).

Then the stall owner said "Okay, okay... kasi you gambar baby". (translation: Okay, okay, I will give you the one with the baby picture). The baby picture that he meant was the dead foetus.

I was like... what? 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Back stabber

I sometimes wonder about the term "back stabber". If lets say a team member of yours is not doing his/her job and your boss asked you about his/her work performance, would you tell your boss that everything is okay or would you tell the truth? If you told the truth, does that make you a "back stabber"?

I believe each of us need to take responsibility of what we are supposed to do. There shouldn't be a case of one person covering up facts to protect the other if all of us are taking that responsibility.

So before we condemn the "back stabber" to hell, perhaps we should first look at ourselves and analyse on whether what was "stabbed" about us is the truth. If indeed it is, then should we be blaming others for telling the truth?

I understand that a lot of truths spoken are for the purpose of bringing someone down. For those who back stab with those intentions, then to hell with them.

Then again, quoting a chinese saying, if you can sit properly and stand properly, why should you worry about what others say about you, right?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Manja nye

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just because ...

Just because you are capable, does that mean you can go on and on and on like an energizer bunny? Just because you are more experienced, does that mean you know everything? Just because you are more flexible, does that mean you can always bend backwards?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pretty Ugly

I know when you do a nice thing for someone, you should not ask for anything in return... but I believe every decent human being should have the basic courtesy of saying "Thank you". I unfortunately get to meet 2 human beings that looked very well presented, but without any basic courtesy today.

What happened was I went toSummit Square for gym this afternoon, yeah... I should be rejoicing as going to gym is a very HUGE achievement for me. So after my gym session, I took the lift to B2 to put my bag and shoes into the car, after which I would walk around Summit Square to look for lunch.

After placing my bag and shoes in my car's boot, I headed back to the lift. As I was getting into it, I saw these 2 pretty girls walking from where their car was towards the same lift. They were from some distance away but wanting to be nice, I held the door and waited for them.

They walked in, continued to talk to each other and didn't even acknowledge that I was there, as if I was their freaking door man! I was so pissed. When the lift reached G floor, again I held the door and let them out first. They just walked out, not even looking at me.

I shook my head, went out and proceeded to look for my lunch.

People can be pretty on the outside, but with such bad manners... they are just pieces of shit!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I am breaking up ...

Yes... after 15 months together, I have decided to call it quits. This relationship is no longer working for me. I can't cope with the empty promises and the unreliability anymore.

Yes... this is the end for us... Mr Yellow Man!

I dunno, perhaps I just got tired of you. Tired of getting all the SMSes telling me that I have missed calls from this number or that number although my phone was turned on at all times. Tired of getting my conversation cut off abruptly when I was travelling along my usual route to and from work. Tired of receiving all the spam messages EVERY morning.

You used to be much better. I was happy with you for a while... and then things changed. Was it me? ... Was it you?...

Perhaps it's also because there is a someone else... someone in blue called Celcom. I know they can be pretty sucky too but at least their reception is much better than yours! At least I could still text in my office's toilet!

Also, they are too seductive to resist with this:

So although I am having you both now... it's a matter of time when I make our breakup official (i.e. after I get a chance to go to one of those DiGi centres).

Goodbye Mr Yellow Man (aka DiGi).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Is it dead?

It's been a while since I last updated my blog. Guess I was really running out of inspiration on things to write, or it could be the case that laziness got the best of me.

So is it dead? I asked myself that question too.

On one hand, the enthusiasm is no longer there but on another, I felt it's such a shame to close it down.

I know I don't really have that many readers to be in this dilemma, but then again, I remembered that I started this blog for myself. Call me a narcissist all you want, but I do go back to all my previous posts and read them again one by one. They serve like a flashback to me.

So is it dead?

No, not today.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Love Cannot Be Compared

爱情不能做比较 (Ai Qing Bu Neng Zuo Bi Jiao) by Baby pinyin lyrics

zhe che li shou ying ji kong qi zhong hai piao zhe yu
zai zhe ge shen ye li ni ying gai zai ta na li
you duo jiu mei zai yu jian ni
fang li mei le ni de qi xi
er wo zhong yu reng diao le ni gei wo de suo you dong xi

wo ke yi tian man le sheng huo li mei cun kong xi
wo zhi dao bu rong yi dan wo reng shi zhe ji xu
ting shuo ni bi cong qian kai xin wo hai neng you zeng yang de qing xu
chu le zhu fu wo bu xiang zai duo shuo yi ju

ta hen hao ta duo hao zhe xie wo bing bu xu yao zhi dao
zai nan wang diao duo kuang lie de yong bao
zhe hui yi ta ye gei bu dao
ta duo hao he wo bu tong de hao zui hou shi shui bu zhong yao
ying wei wo zhi dao ai qing bu neng zuo bi jiao

jiu suan shi jing tian huan yi ge ren yi kao
ming tian shui yu bi shui hao
ai kan bu dao ting bu dao zeng me zuo bi jiao

bie zai shuo ta hen hao ta duo hao
zhe xie wo bing bu xu yao zhi dai
zai nan wang diao duo kuang lie de yong bao
zhe hui yi ta ye gei bu dao
ta duo hao he wo bu tong de hao zui hou shi shui bu zhong yao
ying wei wo zhi dao ai qing bu neng zuo bi jiao

xi wang ni zhi dao ai qing bu neng zuo bi jiao

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Politics, Politics

I am never a person who is interested in politics, no matter how colorful it is... for instance, like our beloved country's politics scene which is like a long boring soap opera. Unfortunately no matter how I dislike them, I still need to know what's going on so that I can make my decision when it comes to voting time again. Even so, I still feel ashamed and depressed whenever I see how politics are used for one's own gains.

Politics do not just stop there. It is everywhere - at work, among friends and even in families. Perhaps this is how humans are built. Perhaps we are built with this defense mechanism and protectiveness towards our own interests that give us the sense of security. So whether it is to gain something, out of jealousy or merely just to vent our dissatisfaction towards someone or something, politics happen.

Sad thing is, those "innocent" ones without all these interests do get caught up in the politics conjured, and not by their own will.

"Whose side are you on?"

At times it's a no brainer to this question, at times it's really a mind boggling one. For these people, they sometimes ended up as the casualties... you know like the Malay saying "Dua gajah bertembung, pelanduk mati di tengah".

So no matter how uninvolved you want to be, sometimes it's really not your choice. Just have to learn how to protect your own ass so that you don't end up as the "pelanduk".

Politics, politics... you can't live with them, and you can't live without them either.

Know why I became a hermit with a cute dog? Cause between Axel and me, we definitely have no politics. ;-p

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sleeping Fatty

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Plain Stupidity or Pure Stubbornness?

I have just returned from a 2½ days/2 nights experiential learning type of event organised by my company. The purpose of this is to instill the spirit of team work and to excel in how we do things as an individual, team and a company.

So like all other experiential learning type of events, there must be a series of activities that you go through, and from there "understand" what went wrong and what went right.

I really enjoyed myself and got to know a lot of diverse people from all the different offices in Malaysia and "worked" with them in these activities as a team although I have to say, some people are just a pain in the neck.

There was this activity where each team was given a 6ft pipe with many random small holes. One side of the pipe was sealed and it was placed upright with the sealed part as the bottom. A ping pong ball was dropped into the pipe and the team's mission was to get the ping pong ball out by pouring water into the pipe.

As there wasn't enough members in a team to accomplish this, we decided to collaborate with 3 more teams to get the task done. So some people were busy blocking those holes with their fingers and some were getting water from the lake nearby and pouring it down the pipe so that the ping pong ball could float up.

At the beginning of this process, there was this girl who decided to take her own initiative and acted without consulting others.

She took some big rocks and started to put them down the pipe. I guess she was thinking along the line that her actions would raise the water level, but she failed to see that these rocks would weigh down the ping pong ball.

When I saw her doing that, I asked "Wouldn't that be blocking the ping pong ball from floating up?".

The girl looked at me, gave me a very icy look and said "Maybe".

Then she continued to put more rocks into the pipe.

I was like... "What the ...?!!!". Is this plain stupidity or just pure stubbornness?? I was so pissed but I kept telling myself to keep my mouth shut. If I didn't, an argument would surely ensue.

Ended up, indeed her actions did not help much and we changed to another pipe to complete the task.

I am so glad that this girl is not someone that I need to work with in a long run.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bad Romance

I am so into this song lately.