Monday, November 17, 2008

My weekend at Vimala's House

Saturday morning at about 8:45am Vimala called "Hey wake up, are you coming?" I answered the phone hastily and said "ya ya I am". I better not miss it this time as I felt I should keep in touch with this childhood friend of mine and understand more of her life now.

Slept late a day before due to family issue. I woke up and pack, inform my mom of what I am going to do and where I am going. then I head off to Gombak. My mom didnt want to go JB, so I decided to carry on with my plan and I didnt plan to call also anyone in JB also, would not know what is the right thing to say so I rather not.

Really not sure how is the weekend going to be like, quite some time never spend so much time with Vim. Vim hubby not around, went for treasure hunt, a company affair and she is waiting for me together with her son, Neghan who by now know how to call me "Kai Ma" means Godmom and according to his mom, he is very hyperactive. Yes I suddenly have a God Son. It started cos I just want to teach him some chinese word, but since he starting to call me seriously from then onwards I think its ok and felt I should give him some positive good advice here and then, ofcourse those learning from other mothers hahahaha. I am very careful not to give wrong advice to kids, if not sure I better keep quiet. Buddhism teaching better keep quiet, than say the wrong thing.

When I finally reach, they were having breakfast and I joined along. My friend made Roti Canai with very nice red "sambal curry" that have beancurd, brinjal, tomato in it. Her Roti Canai is not like the restaurant one la, similar to the one you bought in supermarket though, which I think good enough but the sambal curry is fantastic.

Then we talk about what we going to do, we didnt really have any fixed plan and she doesnt seem keen to go for Genting, which I am glad too cos I am not keen to go Genting and spend a lot of money also. She suggested foot reflexology in Bukit Bintang Walk street and hanging out at Starbuck nearby BB Walk cos she got FREE RM50 voucher which she can use without paying a single cent. I was like WOW..! great man.. this is unexpectedly better than just going to Genting and lose money.

First we sent her son to Piano lesson, then we went to clinic so I can get cured for my sore throat, coughing badly and husky voice. We then sat down at a chinese coffee shop and had a bit of dim sum so I can take the medication immediately. Then we went to pick up her son and go back to her house.

And so I waited for Vim to dressed up and then drop her son at Vim's parent house. Then both of us went out, we tried the foot reflexology and decided to go for the one hour package since the lady offer us free neck and shoulder massage if we take that package. It was very comfortable until almost then end I felt pain of and on but I never make much noise, according to that massage lady I dont take food on time and maybe due to I dont sleep early. I was thinking to myself that time, hard to achieve this in the modern world nowadays where work, stress, pressure, multi tasking is a norm. I just need to find a place for stress release lo, like gym, massage, visit beauty saloon to constantly staying on track with my look makes me feel better. I also think I should try to take food on time, I remember a business partner I met, wow she even set alarm on her mobile to remind her to take lunch, its a daily routine for her.

After Vim and I left the massage parlour we drop by at a boutique shop along the BB Walk street and shop. We bought earings and I bought a very colourful necklace. I thought maybe I just be bold about colors now and not just black and white all the time. Oh man... enough about being so professional I think I need a colourful life back, I need a change. So we were happy with the things we bought and the price was really cheap. I didnt spend much but I get a lot, you know how that feel right :D

We then went to Starbuck Coffee shop and we ordered Noir Chocolate Classic Cake, Blueberry Cheese Cake looks really cool, Sausage Mayo Bun, Signature Hot Chocalate, Tuna Mayo Toast Sandwich. Pictures in my mobile but cant get it out yet :( the food was great and its FREE yeah we feel great. When we were happily eating the food, I told my friend "You know what? you kept your promise after 22 years of friendship, you finally come out and hang out with me, OMG dreams come true ahhaha"

She finally get to do girls hang out, she is a friend that I can only hang out at her house only, she always care & respect what her parent think and then when she married she is concern what her parent in law think and how her husband would think, which I think turn out pretty good thing for her, that explain why she have a good marriage and a nice home and now that she sorted out her youth life she can now finally do something for herself, now she enjoy life much better as she is earning her own money and just spend happily with the right conscience. No one would dare to say anything wrong about her, as she fulfilled her duty as a daughter, a wife and a super mom. I guess by now, I dont think its a bad thing after all, Vim did pretty well for herself and I did pretty well for myself lol although she is the only one married with kid la lol...

Anyway after that we decided its getting late and we head back to pick up her son. Then together we went to Giant, and then Wasbudi at Gombak to get groceries for cooking Yee Mee. She wanted to learn to cook Cantonese Fried Yee Mee from me and I wanted to learn make Tose and Curry Dhall from her. Later at her home I show her how I cooked the Cantonese Fried Yee Mee and then she thaught me how to prepare the Tose ingredient as I gotta leave the Tose overnight after I blend the whole ingredients. I am quite happy she like my Cantonese Fried Yee Mee hehehe. She said she will make for her hubby, I hope to receive good response though lol.

The next morning, we woke up and make Tose for breakfast and we cooked the curry dhall together in which I learn a lot of things. Then we drop her son back to her parent house and we went to Sentul Pasar. I was quite glad to see some of the old folks doing food business in the market is still there. I met a lot of old acquantaince and I say hi to them, they were shock to see me cos they only remember I was a fat little girl back then, everyone say I so slim and tall now. Heheheheh actually they dont know I put on weight again. I update them about Kupoh that she is doing well after her leg operation and everyone is fine.

I also saw my second auntie there who try to give me her homemade kaya for free, but I insisted to pay her. I dont feel comfortable taking things for free, plus she doesnt earn much selling those items. I just thought I should just say hi as a respect to my relatives. Anyway my auntie seems busy at that time as there was a young girl fainted and there were a lot of people surrounded her and already giving lots of help, so I went off with Vim. After we finish doing all the marketing at the wet market, we shared a plate of Fried Kuey Teow Mee from that very old stall which I just want to remember the feeling of eating at that market in the morning again. Aaahhh, now its not smelly cos the chicken area is not out there anymore. I would want to go back one morning and eat the old folks stall there again. I hope I can get someone to go with me la.

Then I drop by again at my second auntie stall, bought stuff from her and bid her goodbye. My friend and I went to another shop outside the market area where I bought claypot, ingredients for tose and beautiful puttu design that will go well with my punjabi clothes or future saree. I just like to explore traditional clothes, I find it more interesting and colourful. Now I only have one Punjabi and one Kebaya. Cheong Sum not yet la, not slim enough sigh...

Then we head back to Gombak again, she cooked and all. I was playing bubble with her son, then I guess everyone is tired out as we all dozed off at the living room. Then I woke up, have dinner, show her some pictures from my laptop, then suddenly electricity black out, then after some time electricity came back and so I packed up and bid them goodbye.

I am very proud of this girl friend, she is a very responsible mother and a very discipline person herself. She is the only person I know got a biological clock that can make herself wake up at 6am in the morning, cook breakfast and make lunch pack for her family and son before going to work. Come back from work do housework, take care of her son and plan her things to do the next day. Wah sound so tiring right, but she can do it and she enjoy that her son eat her own cooking.

Come to think of it, I am quite blessed with good influence friends, most of my friends are doing very well for themselves, mostly have good positions in MNC companies.

Head back home, suddenly saw my car darn dirty mann. Aiyoh after raining days my new car look so darn dirty and full of dust. So I had to wash my car and my wonderful nephews Benson came and help me. So after washing my car, we wash his Kancil also. Yeah we felt good after washing our cars.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Achieving a new skill soon :)

How wonderful, I found a VB.Net and ASP.Net Teacher. Plus I think I asked the right person, this person has all the training documents, follow my affordable budget and I think will be very patient with me. I have been thinking for a long time. My programming teacher will be teaching me daily after work from Monday to Friday, but flexible schedule as long as each topic is covered for that day.
Great... I hope I can pick up fast like last time. This will be a good skill to add to my cv profile. I would be able to do my job better than now as communicating with technical will be better and this adds up to my confidence. Cool...!

After this, my profile will be more attractive and strong. A Business PM with Technical knowledge is a bonus man...cool!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cheapest way to travel from KL Sentral to KLIA

ERL
( this article taken from http://www.recom.org/forum/showthread.php?s=079c4a50f0f980aada24e3749d0f284e&t=2475)

Do you know that you can travel from KL Sentral to KLIA for as low as RM12.50 instead of the normal fare of RM35.00?Can't blame you for not believing that this is possible.A closer examination on the ERL fare structure using the link below will reveal the following weakness
* Sentral(1) --> Bdr. Tasik Selatan(2) RM 4.20
* Sentral(1) --> Putrajaya(3) RM 9.50
* Sentral(1) --> Salak Tinggi(4) RM 12.50
* Sentral(1) --> KLIA(5) RM 35.00

But, Bdr. Tasik Selatan --> Putrajaya RM5.30 Putrajaya - -> KLIA RM6.20So to save money on fares

1. Either take the ERL to Putrajaya for RM9.50. Get down and buy another ticket from Putrajaya to KLIA for RM6.20. Total cost works out to RM15.70 instead of RM35.00 The inconvenience is having to wait for the next train for about 15 mins (peak) or 20 mins (non-peak). But the substantial saving of RM19.30 per person may be worthwhile.

Or

2. Take the Komuter to Bdr. Tasik Selatan for only RM1.00. From here take the ERL to Putrajaya for RM5.30. Get down and buy another ERL ticket to KLIA for RM6.20. The total costs add up to only RM12.50 instead of RM35.00. This option is cheaper by additional RM3.20 but the additional hassle may not be worth the additional saving.

ERL is banking on the fact that despite this apparent weakness in the fare structure, nobody will take advantage of it mainly because everybody is in such a hurry nowadays!

But then who knows, with escalating prices, more people may take advantage of this in future.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Last weekend trip was so cool and full of suspense

THE GLASS SHADE HOUSE at Serendah Sekeping
Been keeping this blog for a long time, I just release it. Let the picture represent what I want to say. Its a lot of fun and I felt good after the trip.
I wanted to write a lot of things, but busy with project lately, so let the picture tell my story :) .

Amazingly beautiful glass house in a forestry area.




The pool at Serendah Sekeping
BBQ at the balcony of the glass shade house.



Lata Kinjang Waterfall. We drop by there before heading back to KL. It was my birthday present.

Who Ate My Marshmallow...!?


Work late today then still went to gym, came back home very hungry. Thought I munch some marshmallow but its gone. The plastic cover is seen in the dustbin. Ask around, found out Benson has a craved for marshmallow, I think so cos he wallop the whole bag. Anyway its ok I had one yesterday together with Kei Kei. Thanks to the person that bought it for me :) I like cos I didnt expect, but then I got. yeahh..!

Told Celine I am gonna blog about the above title header and she was like "good, you are heading to the path of becoming a true blogger" Heh? well not sure about that. I just feel like blogging a lot this month. Partly cos I felt anything I want to say, no one can stop me or feel offended here and I can really pour out & then I am able to reset myself again. Recharge and get going. Also I feel like sharing things with my family members who care. I think its cool that all my family members blog, its really easy to keep in touch with you all.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Back to work after an amazing and wonderful weekend at Serendah

I had the most amazing and wonderful weekend. Today get back to work, but feeling good. Still thinking about the Serendah trip, but I had to tell myself "Stop! now I am back to work, so lets focus on getting things done". I had to think like that, this month is an important month that I had planned for the project. I am going to see that it complete successfully. Thank God my request was approved, my colleagues from other state flew in.

Monday morning as usual I receive calls from clients, dealing with questions everyday. I have begun to feel more relax in handling things at work and just treat it like my normal work routine.

Waited for them to let me know when they reach, well it never came. By lunch time I could not wait any longer, I send sms and I got a reply that they have reach KL and is checking in to the hotel. Alright I happily enjoyed my lunch session with my colleagues, had Nasi Kerabu today at Ulang, seems to be visited by Ah Sien from Astro before. The taste is ok only. My colleagues like the fried chicken though and they quite happy with the whole set package. I tasted better Nasi Kerabu but I forgotten where, mmm maybe its at the food court inside Maybank building, located in Pudu, behind the indian temple.

Back to office, they finally arrived and collected the laptop. Oh god why one of them wear so casual as if going to play baseball. I encourage and drove them back to hotel to change and be more prepared. Then, we went for meeting. Meeting was quite lengthy, end about 7:30pm. Drove them back and I head home straight. Yeah its too late and I got no mood for gym, I wanted to rest.

You must be wondering why am I blogging still, just dont want to forget what I wanted to write hehe and I want to remember this day in future for my own reference la :P . Quite sleepy now, hit the bed now. ZZZzzzzzzzzzz........