Sunday, December 23, 2012

Word of the Day

I'm sure everyone has encountered a situation where you know you know a word but at that point in time, that word had slipped your mind. It is a frustrating and funny scenario that just bugs your mind all day.

For me, it's usually an image in my mind where I can see the definition but not the word itself.

Thanks to, I finally found out that there is a designated word to express this condition - "Lethologica". So the next time you can't recall a word, you can proudly say that you have lethologica. Unless of course, if the word you're trying to remember is 'lethologica' itself! 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What if Tomorrow was the Last Day?

So the hype on the Mayan calendar prediction that has been going around for some time is coming to pass (or not) tomorrow. From history to theory to cult to movie to joke to internet sensational news to 9gag trending. Will it turn from prediction to myth? Only tomorrow will reveal the truth.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Trudging Uphill

I used to think that I adapt to changes quite well. But this, by far, is probably the most challenging change I'm trying to acclimatise to. Every day I'm on tenterhooks, half expecting something unpleasant to fall unto me - either something that I could've missed out or done wrongly or forgotten to do.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Words, words, words...

I'm fascinated by them. I'm motivated by them. I'm moved by them. I loathe them. I abhor them.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Not Gelling

You try something new. You're excited. Things start out well. And you start to think maybe this could be it.

But time tests things. And you start to notice the gaps you never saw before. And you start to doubt whether it was a good idea in the first place.

Then you keep looking out for the moments when things might go bust. You might be wrong a few times but eventually you will encounter it. And you know right then, that this is the end.

Hate it when I'm right. When will I be 'left'? ;P

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My observation on work culture

So, I've been at my new job for 1.5 months. There is definitely a disruption in my comfort zone. Everyday is a challenge of settling in and pushing down the awkwardness I feel. I am not someone who gets familiarised with people easily - fostering camaraderie is a challenge.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Love Letter from my Printer

I was trying to troubleshoot this problem where my printer would not print Page 3 out of 14 and it refused to load my paper properly although I had restarted it thrice! Look at what came out finally after pulling out the paper stuck for the umpteenth time!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Just one of those days (running out of gas)

I'd be lying if I said I didn't know why I am feeling like this. But I'd also be the last person to publicly acknowledge the reasons I feel this way. Yes, self denial but bottom line is that I know myself well enough not to have any character quirks surprising me out of the blue.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Today in SM History (2)

Today... after 27 years of existence on this Earth and 21 years of formal education... I have discovered... that... there is no such word as "authentification"!!! Let alone "authentify"!!! My security blanket is shattered!

Finding Connections

When you leave something behind, it's inevitable to have this longing to return. And so, you look out for familiar things in your new situation, just to have a fibre to connect the new with the past.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Visiting Batu Caves and Thean Hou Temple on Hari Raya

What was supposed to be my short excursion in celebration of my joblessness was postponed to a Hari Raya discovery of culture instead. N and I headed out early on the 2nd day of Hari Raya (assuming roads would be clear... and it was!) to Batu Caves!

272 steps up to Batu Caves

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A New Chapter Begins

The Day has come. My first day at another Orange. Funny how I jumped from one orange to another orange, as someone had pointed out.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Saying Goodbye

I'd never thought my stint in Orange would be so short. But then again, I'd never thought I would draft the CEO's resignation letters on my second day at work in Orange. So, moral of the story, you'd never know what the future holds.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

11th Sewing Project: Michael Miller Wristlets as Farewell Gifts

As you know, I have a stash of Michael Miller 1-yard fabric pieces purchased online more than a year ago. Although they are so precious to the eyes, I'd have to cut them someday in order for these fabrics to fulfill their destiny of becoming functional items. So what better way to use them than to make gifts out of them!

Friday, August 03, 2012

In my head

Favourite mind talk phrase: "Frankly speaking, I really don't care!"
But I know very well that I do care, deep down inside. And that's the problem.
Fascinating how there's so many layers of mind talk in my head.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

In Contravention of Yourself

Social media has encouraged this culture of giving out too freely your opinion of others in a public setting. And it hurts when it comes from someone you thought you knew better. The sad part is that these "opinions" are self-contradictory. Like a pot calling the kettle black. One should not point fingers at others and persecute them for the life-changing choice they have made when one is also doing the same thing.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Surprise Surprise! Another Fish Bites the Bait

Yesterday I received a call. It was another job offer from the hiring manager who interviewed me a couple of Saturdays ago at a local bank. This call comes more than a month after the interview. Perhaps their chosen candidate had backed out, but nevertheless it ended up as a job offer to me.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Emotional Trauma

A friend once told me that people change once we resign. I didn't think it would be true, but I was wrong.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

First Treasure Hunt

I've always heard how interesting and fun a treasure hunt can be, but an opportunity to join one had never come my way until now.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I Quit

Yesterday, I did what I had been worrying about and planning to do for the past 2-3 weeks. I resigned. One step nearer to achieving change in my life.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bloody Confession

It's quite a paradox having a background in biochemistry and never done a blood test before; let alone know my blood type...

But such is the case and this is my confession.

Today marks the first time I've had blood drawn from my body. And it was not as scary as I thought it would be. Yes, a little pain but just for about 2 seconds and it was done!

This is one of my investments - conquering a fear factor for an opportunity. Praise the Lord!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blogger for Android!

Finally! The official blogger app is compatible with my Sensation :)

Not promising to update more often, but this definitely makes blogging so much easier.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Today in SM History

Today in SM history,

  1. I said "yes" to an opportunity. So begins the process of change again and hoping it'll be a smooth transition.
  2. Took the LRT to Pasar Seni for lunch with ML. Nearly got knocked down by a motorcycle while crossing the road (It was 'green light' for pedestrian crossing).
  3. Had dinner at the newly re-opened Burger King in Shah Alam (after it burned down months ago).

Sunday, June 17, 2012

All Nervous and Making a Fool of Myself

Dissatisfaction has been growing lately. None directly impacting me but I can foresee what the future is going to be like, especially come August. And because of this knowledge, I decided to explore other opportunities. With very little related experience, I was doubtful as to whether I would be given a chance to prove myself. But I wanted a change, and the only person who could give me this change was ME.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

An Engagement Party

As we grow older, the trends in our circles of friends evolve. And at this point in time, I see in abundance statuses, photos, event invitations, friends' wall messages congratulating them on their recent marriage or engagement whenever I log into Facebook. News of a marriage can become a non-event when you see a new one announced on Facebook every other day. But it really is something else when your close friends start embarking on this part of life's journey.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hopeless to Hope

Monday had been a difficult day emotionally. Not because of any arguments or massive scolding or dreaded confrontation. Nothing really unpleasant happened. But it was just one of those days where even the weather gets on your nerves. And well, having someone condescending did not help either.

Monday, May 28, 2012

He Knows

God is good. I'm very touched that whenever I'm feeling really down, He sends someone to buzz me - "snap out of it!". And it is always someone who is cheery in nature. He knows. Praise God - in happy and sad times.

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Paranoia Realised

Maybe I'm just IT-illiterate or plain paranoid, but I have always had an insecurity issue about office email accounts - that Big Brother is watching every word you type somewhere out there...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What I Don't Like About My Job

We were listening to the radio on the way home and the topic of discussion was what you like and don't like about your job. Listeners were invited to call in and one particular caller was voicing what she didn't like about her job as an assistant company secretary - the misconception of the job scope. And I was like "Amen!"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

10th Sewing Project: ZigZag Bag

Quite some time back I'd bought a whole bunch of textile from Honestly, I have only used the jersey material of the whole lot. So after many months of mental planning and procrastination, I finally had the will and time to start off on a new project.

Raw materials for my ZigZag Bag

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Where Does Your Loyalty Lie?

Again I have been mulling on a question.

Many Malaysians work in the public service. So as civil servants (or Government servants, for want of a better term), where should they place their loyalty in? The ruling Government? Or the party that promises a better future for the country?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Indescribably Inspirational

I'm no fashionista and more often would probably be classified as a fashion faux pas. But this recent interest in sewing has turned me into a picture-saving maniac of dresses I see online. Half the time I don't even know who the designer is. And the other half, I'm actually saving photos of replica dresses of the real stuffs! However, lately I've discovered that my OCD streak has a constant... Karen Millen dresses!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

WTH Moment #1

Dear Mr Bus Driver, our residential road was not meant to be your parking lot. Every evening I can't even park my car in front of MY HOUSE for one stinking minute to open my gate and drive in without you giving me the unpleasant fecal face expressions and rude hand gestures. I have half a mind to report your unlawful use of our residential road to MBSA and get you and your boss summons! A-hole!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Theory on Magnets and my HTC Sensation

I was pretty upset when my barely 4 months' old HTC Sensation 4G started going bonkers while I was crossing the road to Sephora at Jalan Bukit Bintang. Yes, I remember vividly the moment(s) my phone started to crash every time I tried to use it. Knowledge that my phone did not have warranty and the not-so-recent discovery of the Lelong seller's absconding, which resulted in many police reports lodged against him despite his reasons given (robbed of his stock) and promises made (of paying everyone back in due course), did not help in dispelling my sorrow.

Whenever I flicked between the 7 home screens, my phone would freeze, become unresponsive and the screen will go blank white with only a green "htc", and subsequently the "loading" screen pops up. This "crashing" sequence would repeat every time I try to access a feature - which was more than 10 times in less than an hour. 

Saturday, February 04, 2012


Being the closet "kiasu" that I am, after seeing a couple of my Facebook friends post photos and status updates about their eggs standing, I jumped out of bed and went downstairs to the kitchen, rummaging for some eggs. A carton-full of eggs I found, but very little patience I had. I was not able to stand any eggs in my first attempt.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fact of the day on Flatulence

I can't resist stupid fart jokes. But gas is a natural thing that everyone has (no matter how funny we [I] find it)!

Some interesting facts about the gaseous you:


I really love this bunch of colleagues. We have had many moments of laughter, games, name-calling and heart-to-hearts in the few months I've known them thus far.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wait a minute... I know that guy!

At this ungodly hour, I was researching for more info on an opportunity a kind friend had introduced to me.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Year of the Dragon: 2012

Due to my health circumstances in December 2011, I was unable to produce my home-made Christmas cards for my loved ones. So I'd resolved to make Lunar New Year cards instead.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Compliment or Insult?

Time and again, I find myself stunned by the grapevine. I shouldn't be, but I can't help it. That is why I prefer not to know what others have said about me - it keeps me wondering whether to take it literally or to read between the lines.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

2011 Has Been...

Year 2011 has been a year of change - in situation as well as in character. Change has pushed me to grow. 10 changes that comes to mind were: