Monday, June 22, 2009

words to live by

This was sent to me by email by a friend. It was so funny (and true at times), I just had to share it out here. Enjoy!

1. Aspire to be Barbie - the bitch has everything.

2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt... A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet. (I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

9. Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot; it solves nothing and makes you walk funny.

11. When life gives you lemons in 2009 - turn it into lemonade then mix it with vodka.

12. Remember where ever there is a good looking, sweet, single or married man there is some woman tired of his bullshit!

13. Keep your chin up, only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest.

14. If it has Tires or Testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a women realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.

I like No. 3, I live by No. 4 and somehow end up with No. 9! Hahaha!

spontaneous Penang trip!

"Eh, take half day, pack your bags, lets go to Penang."

That was all that was needed to have me toying with the idea. The fact that Thosh was also invited was a bonus. Who we going with, where we staying, what are we gonna do there... all that didn't matter. All that mattered was that I needed to get away and this seemed perfect. I am burning out. That's a fact.

Thosh was suppose to have some friends down from India the same weekend and if that happened then we cant head to Penang. On Tuesday night we found out that they cant make it, so on Wednesday I applied my half day.

We were leaving at 3pm on Friday and I was suppose to pack on Thursday night. So that right after work, I can head down to Bangsar to get waxed and then head to Thosh's house and leave at 3pm from there.

Knowing me, I ended up having a late night on Thursday and was super tired by the time I reached home. I did not wake up early enough to pack, thus had to rush to work. After work at 1pm, there was no way I could make it to the salon n get home and also pack by 3pm... So I had to make a difficult choice of not waxing! Sigh...

The journey up North took us about 3 and a half hours. Our first stop was Shareef Nasi Kandar. We packed rice, chicken, eggs, vegetable, and curries all mixed up. If our senses didn't kick in on time, most likely we would have packed up the mutton, the fish, fish roe, spring chicken, and everything else save the stall... *pigs*

Penang Bridge

When we reached the apartment, Sajiv's parents, sister, nieces, aunts and cousins were all there already. It only hit Thosh and myself then - what were we doing there?

We ate to our hearts content and quickly made plans to walk the Pasar Malam in Batu Feringgi. We easily spent about rm50 each, buying clutches, table lamps (they were nice!) slippers and other trinkets.

Satisfied with purchases, we headed back to the apartment. After settling the sleeping orders and chit chatting for a bit, Sajiv, Thosh and I headed out again to eat Sau Hor Fun somewhere near the 1926 Hotel. It was close to 2pm by then! Well, what the heck! It was Penang and what more if you do not take full advantage of the culinary delights!

The next day was Beach Day!! All decked in our swim wears, we went out to the beach. We made a quick stop for breakfast at an unknown restaurant. Food was not all that good though... =(

It was really fun at the beach though! The kids were awesome and I felt like a child again! The waves, the sand, the silly antiques - needed that... We played in the water all the way till about 4pm! That's where we split - the 'clean car' (the one with those who did not go into the water) went out to buy lunch where as the 'dirty car' (those who had played in the water) went home to shower.

The waves

The kids

That night, Sajiv, Suja & their parents had a wedding dinner to attend. So I was left with Thosh, the aunt, and the 3 kids. Our plan? To visit the Toy Museum!! However, Thosh wanted to meet up with her old friend. So we left the aunt and the kids at the Toy Museum and went to have teh tarik instead.

Outside the Toy Museum

At about 9pm, the kids were done and we headed off to Gurney Drive for dinner. We ate anything and everything! Ranging from satay to chicken wings to many many different types of drinks! We stayed there chit chatting until about 11pm. while we were there, we also saw a plain clothes policeman nabbing an illegal VCD seller... Wow! So much drama..

We headed home and played with Areesha's Yarn Doll. I didn't know they had such cool games nowadays... (dang! I feel old typing that statement). The whole doll is build from yarns!! Anyways, we made a couple of dolls while waiting for the rest to get back. We were thinking of heading to some place called Sunrise Bar. So we waited, while watching tv and making dolls... =)

We eventually did go to Sunrise Bar! At about 1.30am!!!! The wedding reception ended late, so they came back late... and by 1.30am there wasn't much of a crowd and most people were leaving and it was close to the closing time. We managed to catch one beer each. That's about it! Then we headed home... =(

In no time, it was Sunday already.. =(

We packed our bags and left to Penang Street and Chowrastar for more food! Bought the Tambun Biscuits, some jeruks, Rojak Kuah and Salted Fish... After shopping at Chowrastar, we headed to this very old school coffee shop that had wooden benches and chair. Not your average fancy place, but it was packed with people!! We had to split up and sit around. Food was absolutely yummy... *slurp*

Shopping at Chowrastar

Part of lunch

The one thing I noticed though was the amount of children (age 5-10 perhaps) that come begging. They actually tug at your sleep and ask your for money. It was so sad... What are these kids doing on the street? Who is behind this syndicate? How can anyone have the heart to rob these kids of their childhood like this? Doesn't the authority know what is going on? Why isn't anyone doing anything about this?

In summary, the trip was awesome! I realised that when you have no expectations, you enjoy yourself the most. =)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

running away...

I want to run away. I've decided that is what I need right now.

But it's quite difficult to plan your getaway when your brain had decided to take an emergency leave. And only informed you late morning... Dang! And I cant seem to contact it.

Brain - come back. I need you. come back well rested though... because tomorrow you will be working overtime!