Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
An auto-timer is useful for:
1) Home lightings: To auto ON/OFF lightings at specific time without having the need to do it ourselves everyday. This is especially useful when we are on holiday. We can set the lights in our house to switch on automatically in the evening.
2) Slow-cooker: We may not want to boil our soup for too long. Therefore, we can use the auto-timer on the slow cooker so that it can automatically switch off after 5 hours of boiling and automatically switched on again half an hour before we are home, so that we get to enjoy hot, yummy & nutritious soup after a long day at work.
3) Radio: To auto ON a radio when we were away for holiday to scare off potential intruders. They might think there is someone at home.
4) Pets: To amuse your pets with automatic switched on toys when you are away for holidays. (Just kidding.)
Friday, July 25, 2008
So, yes, I did something to my hair early this week. Nothing new. Just the standard stuff. Touching up my hair colour and trimming of my unbelievable long hair. My hair grown so long all of a sudden, its kinda irritating cause its difficult to be tied up, and messy when it is let down. Don’t worry, didn’t cut it short even though I really fancy a bob. But no hairstylist is willing to style that for me. I believe, from their experience, they are sure I will look ‘super-cacat’ with a bob. Anyway, halfway thru trimming, I decided to have a fringe like what I had a year ago. So, here I am, a new hairstyle with a fringe + new colour. I am not going to show you any photo of my new look yet cause for time being, I think I look a bit weird with this new fringe. This time, I think my stylist cut it a little too short. So give me two weeks. In two weeks time, it should look just fine (hopefully)…. Hehehehehe…
So, with my new look, I had an oriental afternoon at this Thai restaurant called Celadon in Pavillion with a girlfriend on Wednesday. The ‘Oriental Chic’ themed fashion show event was organized by Harper’s Bazaar & Shanghai Tang. Didn’t dress to the theme cause my cheongsam or my aodai feels as though it gonna burst at its seams when tried on. I can imagine a *gasp* on your end… yes, I think I put on some weight. It’s plain fat, not baby… so stop imagining things…. hahaha…..ok ok… anyway, with my new fringe, also got a bit oriental-ish la…it is just a small fashion show featuring Shanghai Tang’s collection. Overall, it’s nice. They served yummy finger food and delicious lychee mint ice blended. As for the fashion, it is just not my style. Their designs revolving around fabrics with Chinese auspicious symbols prints like the yuan bao (gold ingot), double fish or the mystic knots. I tried very hard to like it, since they are also serving us yummy food, but arr…the price is crazily expensive. No point mentioning it here also. Might as well don't try so hard to like it. Hehehehe….
So, here u goes, summary of my slightly interesting happenings for last two weeks. Ok mou?
So, I gonna blogged about what I’ve done for the past two weeks. Its gonna be really long. The slightly interesting stuff that I’ve done are I've watched 3 dramas, read two books, went to a temple, yumcha with a friend, had dinner with another friends, seen a skin doc, coloured my hair, had a new hair cut and last but not least, attended a fashion show on top of the other stuff which I usually do – dinners with in-laws, gym, shopping, house chores & work.
Two of three dramas that I’ve watched are Korean chic’s flicks - My Lovely Kim Sam Soon (16 episodes) & Full House (20 episodes), and the other one is from HK TVB called ‘The Silver Chamber of Sorrows’ (25 episodes). It is nice to once in awhile, glued in front of the idiot box, chasing all these melodramas, disc after disc. With a glass of nice hot tea and a box of tissues nearby so that I can cry whole-heartedly during those standard sorrowful scenes, e.g. girl love boy, girl and boy breakup because of family opposing to their relationship, with a romantic song playing in the background, they will show how girl & boy went thru the break up… damn cham one… sure tears will start rolling down the cheeks until *hic* *hic*…hehehe… oh, word of caution here, make sure u removed all eye make-up before watching, otherwise, with all the tears rolling down, sure will look like ghost one… swollen eyes, mascara stain all the way from eye till jaw line (unless you wanna get a part in Pontianak 4)…hehehe…
Some movies on the other hand, instead of making me cry as though someone just died, they make me feel constipated. You know constipation? Wanna shit, but can’t shit? This kinda movie arr…damn mang chang (agitated) to watch. Logically, certain character should do/say certain thing, but mana tau, the scriptwriter chose to do/say otherwise, that causes further complication in the already complicated storyline. You know those kinda movies? Where they have those complicated plots, conspiracy against conspiracy, father conspire against mother, mother conspire against father to get the family inheritance, end of day, an uncle from dunno where plotted a greater conspiracy against father & mother for the inheritance. It is very stressful to watch this kinda movie. Suspense all the way. 25 episodes some more. You would say, since watch until so kan kor (difficult), why still wanna watch? So, if you shit until very kan kor, you don’t shit is it? Die die also must shit right? Otherwise, lagi kan kor… So, for this kinda movie, die die also must watch till the last disc, at least, less kan kor lor…hehehe…
As I said earlier, I’ve also read two books. One of the book is called ‘Innocent Little Ghosts’ by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua & his Disciples which I picked up from the temple when we were there to pray during the ‘Goddess of Mercy’ festival. I love to read all these Buddhadharma books. They usually incorporate examples of real life stories into the teachings. I find it easier to understand. This particular book, is about abortion. What happened to terminated life and so forth. I find its content an eye opener, at least, for me as a Buddhist.
The other book that I’ve just finished reading is ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini. He wrote ‘The Kite Runner’. It is a story about two Afghanistan girls, their life before the Taliban, their friendship, their endurance & their hardship during the Taliban, and their emerging from struggles after the Taliban. Eventhough it is a fiction, the hardship, courage, suffering & endurance are real. It’s saddening to read that such torture still exists in the 20th century. The book is a pleasure to read if you wish to understand what goes on in Afghanistan the last decade, how Afghan women were being treated. How the character in the book have to have her child thru caesarian without anesthetic. Sad hor… go read la… at least, after reading, you will know how lucky you are in Malaysia. So stop complaining about our DPM have nothing better to do than officiating hi-tech public toilets… hehehehe…
As I’ve mentioned, I went yumcha with a girlfriend. We had a really long yumcha session last week at Sunway Pyramid for 3 hours at least I think. If not because she have to pick up her boy, I am sure we will stay thru dinner. Hahaha…Just that, it had been quite a long time since we last have a chance like this. That’s why the 3 hours talking. After that, I did felt my voice was kinda coarse. Hehehehe……It is nice to have someone that is in the same wavelength to talk to. It’s like an outlet for our cooped up dissatisfaction/unhappiness over certain issues or with certain people. The person who is listening, just have to agree and support whatever we are dissatisfied about. And we take turns to talk. Never ever disagree or give one’s opinion. In situation like this, sometimes, we do know that certain things we said or do are wrong, but we are just so unhappy about it that we just want someone to agree & support our decisions. Once all toxic are let out, we will be rational. This I promise. ;) Agree or not girls?
Managed to meet up with another friends of ours for a sate celup dinner which we accidentally chance upon when we were heading to SS15 (taylor’s area, not sure it is SS15 or SS19, whatever la..) for dinner. The sauce is good, the hygiene is good, they don’t recycle the sauce, and they don’t recycle the stick. The only no good is, out of the four of us, two of us ended up lou sai (purge) the entire night. This is being blogged cause the one that lou sai was not me, it was Harrison and our other friend. :D Therefore, we are so not going back there again.
It’s already 1:45am now. I’ll continue my story another day. Meantime, hope you enjoyed this blog.
Friday, July 18, 2008
We were in MidValley few days ago for dinner and managed to window shop a little. Everything is just so irresistable and seems to be shouting out at me... hmm... i think i've caught the 'big sale' disease...starting to imagine stuff.... hehehhee....
Thursday, July 17, 2008
It was a beautiful Saturday morning with clear blue sky. What a perfect day to get married.
Our best wishes to the newly weds.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Nothing interesting nor silly happen lately. Blame it on boring married life (of course there are ‘other’ interesting stuff, but I can’t blog about that here or my site will be categorize as 3-kap). Am cracking my head to look for interesting things to share, but failed shamelessly. How bored… Redbabe has nothing to blog about. Unbelievable.
The only interesting thing that happened since my last entry was that Harrison lost his RM500, don’t know when, and don’t know where. It is not exactly interesting la…sad more like it, but to-date, that’s the most happening thing that took place last week lor…
He took the money on Friday evening and only to realize it was gone on Sunday afternoon. Then he recalled he had accidentally left his wallet at home on Saturday morning when we were all out for breakfast together. As the maid is the only one at home then, she became the prime suspect. It is quite disturbing to think that the maid has taken the money because she has been portraying a very good image of herself to us this past one month. She is very hardworking and requires minimal supervision in her chores. It’ll be so disappointing if she did it.
We decided to just run thru the cctv recording for evidence. To our surprise, she not only did not went up to our room, throughout the 1 hour while we were out, she was just cleaning, cleaning & cleaning in the kitchen. Thank God for cctv or we would have accused an innocent soul.
Sigh…… So, where did that RM500 went??? Strange huh? We were at Prince Hotel for dinner on Friday night and went to Kinokuniya after that. Basically, that’s about what we did on Friday evening. Maybe the money had accidentally fallen out of the wallet by itself. But then if it really had so easily fallen out, why not the other receipts fall out together?
Maybe he had been pick-pocketed when we were in KLCC. But he was wearing his cargo pants which has a velcro seal for the pocket. Which pick-pocketeer would take the risk of putting back the wallet into the victim's pocket after taking it?
So, basically we are still pretty much blur as to where the money has dissappeared. Strange huh? Time to page for Agent Scully & Mulder....