Friday, December 24, 2010

Broken Strings...

Let me hold you for the last time
It's the last chance to feel again
But you broke me, now I can't feel anything

When I love you and so untrue
I can't even convince myself
When I'm speaking it's the voice of someone else

Oh, it tears me up
I tried to hold on but it hurts too much
I tried to forgive but it's not enough
To make it all okay

You can't play our broken strings
You can't feel anything
That your heart don't want to feel
I can't tell you something that ain't real

Oh, the truth hurts and lies worse
How can I give anymore
When I love you a little less than before?

Oh, what are we doing?
We are turning into dust
Playing house in the ruins of us

Running back through the fire
When there's nothing left to say
It's like chasing the very last train
When it's too late, too late

Oh, it tears me up
I tried to hold on but it hurts too much
I tried to forgive but it's not enough
To make it all okay

You can't play our broken strings
You can't feel anything
That your heart don't want to feel
I can't tell you something that ain't real

Oh, the truth hurts and lies worse
How can I give anymore
When I love you a little less than before?

But we're running through the fire
When there's nothing left to say
It's like chasing the very last train
When we both know it's too late, too late

You can't play our broken strings
You can't feel anything
That your heart don't want to feel
I can't tell you something that ain't real

Oh, the truth hurts and lies worse
So how can I give anymore
When I love you a little less than before?
Oh, you know that I love you a little less than before

Let me hold you for the last time
It's the last chance to feel again

a year has already past!

In a week, its year end.

I remember January 2010... But thats about it. Everything else is a blur.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

what a weekend!

22nd November 2010


Wagas – Qibao – weird Ugly Betty lookalike girl in the subway – lots of picture taking – lots of cheap accessories – Awesome Thai Lunch – Gap (and I didn’t buy anything) – home – sex and the city marathon – new hair cut – KFC twister – Max Pub – band – magazine – free drinks – crappy pool – cab – confused driver – more beer – 39G – Glee – confused lunch – beautiful view – coffee - home. 

ladies’ night ala Shanghai!

19th November 2010


Last night, the girls in Shanghai organized a Ladies’ Night, after hearing me lament that I would like to check out the night scene but do not have anyone to go with me. Thank you so much girls!!

Monday
The plan started on Monday when Marianna sent me a list of happenings in Shanghai from this website: http://www.smartshanghai.com/events/upcoming/index.php?tag=ladiesnight. So we went through the list and picked out the possible exciting ones and finally narrowed it down to The Apartment.




Wednesday
So we hashed out the plan on Wednesday, and we will meet at The Apartment at 9pm. I will meet Marianna up first (as we live 15 mins walking distance away from each other) and take a cab there. Ella has dinner plans and right after dinner she would come join us. CC would head home and have dinner with her parents and meet up there. So there we have it – THE PLAN.

However, there was one problem – I had nothing to wear. Boss exclaimed, “You brought a 20kg luggage for 20 days and you have nothing to wear?? How is that possible?”

Well, for one, I am a girl and two, I packed for work in winter. How would I know I would meet awesome company for ladies night?

Marianna, being the darling she is, suggested that we go shopping at the Superbrand Mall before heading back to her place to have dinner and get ready. Yeay! Superbrand Mall is the mall that I had wanted to go to but Boss would not follow me there as “he doesn’t like that place”.

Thursday

Right after work, we hailed a cab and got to the mall. We checked out a few places for tops and dresses. Shopping that day made me depressed. Yes, I know I’ve gained some weight but the retail industry has stopped making clothes for people with hips! My hips didn’t lie about the chocolates and the cheese cakes. As a matter of fact, it flaunted it. And I could not find anything that would cover it nicely… =(

We finally came out with a tube dress and some skin colour stockings from H&M. It’s gorgeous and dressy and sexy. Perfect for clubs and dinner parties. Can’t wait to get back to KL and put them on!

Marianna’s boyfriend cooked a very nice dinner. After dinner, we scrambled to get ready as CC was already on the way there! We got there half an hour later and apologized profusely at CC. After a couple of drinks, toasts and a fishbowl later, all was forgotten and I had an amazing night! Just girls… and I could not have asked for a better date. =)

L-R: Me, Marianna & CC

CC & the fishbowl

Me & CC drinking from the fishbowl

Yummiest Cosmopolitan in a fishbowl

Me & Marianna

Marianna & her million dollar smile =)

A toast to awesome company with diverse background and language... muaxx


I do not have enough clothes!

6th November 2010


Nope, this is not the typical dilemma of every city-living-20-something-year-old women. I do not have a cupboard full of clothes with nothing to wear. I just do not have enough clothes. How did this happen to Joshini John? I used to have so many clothes that I would not need to wear the same thing twice for 30 days!

I jogged my memory a little and realized that I have not gone shopping since March 2008. Now there was where the problem lied. March 2008 was when I resigned form marcus evans and was offered to join VMAC instead. And somewhere within that same year, when I shifted to my own room, I realized just how much clothes I had (its sort of the same realization I had about my shoes and handbags a month back). That was when I decided I was not going to shop anymore. I have bought a couple of tops here and there but I have not gone for proper shopping to update my cupboard since March 2008!

And that is how now I just do not have enough tops and shirts and t-shirts. =(
Shop in China???? Hhmm… now that sounds like a plan! 

my 18 days in Shanghai

1st November 2010


Yes, it was decided that I would spend 18 days in Shanghai to train and guide the new producers there. My Production Department had been in a bit of a dilemma – we can’t seem to hire the right people for the job in KL. We tried many different things to fill the void – from raising the salary to being lax on the datelines (something I personally do not agree with) – but we just could not manage to find high quality candidates in Malaysia.

As such, Boss had put out an advertisement for the Shanghai office instead. He managed to hire 3 producers within a couple of weeks. So, we decided that we stop hiring in KL for producers and I would concentrate on the Operations Department instead. I sort of like doing operations because after close to five years doing Production, any change is welcomed.

My flights are booked, my files are checked and I am pretty much ready for the trip except I have not started packing. That should not be too difficult. Mom is going to bring so some clothes back from Ipoh so I would need to wait for that as well.

Shanghai for work… Ooo, I’m excited! 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

my handbags

Now that I have a list for my shoes, I've decided to put a list on for handbags! Hehe...

MY HANDBAG LIST
1) Green Indian Buffalo Skin
2) Black by Primavera
3) Brown Blings by Guess
4) Stripes by Avon
5) Gold Clutch by Nose
6) Gold Sling by Avon
7) Black Clutch from Penang
8) Brown Clutch by Seed
9) Bronze Sling from Thailand
10) Blinged Sling from India
11) Red by Avon'
12) Pink & Black by Avon

12... Now that's not very much...

I've made a vow to not buy anymore handbags for the next 2 years and no more shoes for the next 1 year. I made this pledge with Kawan being my witness in early September 2010.

Progress Report: So far I have not felt any itch to add any more handbags or shoes to my collection. I survived a month and a half! =)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

my shoes

Out of curiosity, my colleague had asked me the other day how many pairs of shoes I have. She has 3 in total. "3?!?! Only 3?!?!" I gasped in astonishment.

So we started listing down how many pairs I had. Since all my fingers and toes would not be enough to tally the numbers, we took out a piece of paper and started writing!

So, presenting you...

MY SHOE LIST:
1) Black Work Shoes
2) Brown Work Shoes
3) White Flats
4) Pakistani Flats
5) Black Strappy Heels
6) Brown Strappy Heels
7) Green Strappy Heels
8) Purple Strappy Heels
10) White & Blue Sneakers
11) White & Red Sneakers
12) Grey Walking Shoes
13) Bronze Work Shoes
14) White & Black Sandals
15) Gold Dinner Sandals
16) Ipanema Sandals
17) Black Sandals
18) Knee High Boots
19) Purple Slippers
20) Batik Slippers
21) Butterfly Slippers

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

emo me

I've been getting all emotional lately, for reasons that would not usually affect me.

=(

Emo me? Getting in touch with my more feminine side?

tick tock, tick tock...

After a long long time, I was chatting with Tava a couple of weeks back and here is the excerpt from the conversation:

me: so has your parents looked for a mappilai for you already?
mtava13: no la, they have been lazy...
me: which is good, right?
mtava13: hehe, yes! how bout u dear? when is the bell gonna ring?
me: the only ringing i hear is from my biological clock!
mtava13: lol
me: the more i hear it the more i start thinking nonsenses. so im turning a deaf ear now. hehe





So yea, I hear the ticking at the back of my head. It comes and goes. I pretend its my alarm call. Oh wait, I don't have an alarm clock.  

*frowns*

Friday, August 6, 2010

my super sweet sixteen and p.i.m.p my ride!

Date: 24 July 2010
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Nathan's Residence, Klang

Purani's Sixteenth Birthday! She is 16! I am still coming in terms with that! Time sure flies. I remember her as a baby... puking all over me! And now she is 16!! Sweet 16!! And a sweet darling she sure is!

It was also Kavin's 15th birthday! OMG! That boy has grown up so fast!  My little baby a big grown man now. He is even sporting a moustache now!

that is the crowd... err.. i mean the family... 

actually its only half of the family... i wont blame you if you think that there was a General Election going on... 

 Purani's cake... gorgeous ain't it?! Baked by Thari. She takes orders as well for customised cakes. 

Kavin's cake. =)

A better view of Kavin's cake... Boys will be boys! 


No birthday celebration is complete in The Family if we do not embarass the birthday girl/boy. So Thari bought some masks and the Birthday Girl and Boy were to only come in dancing to a specific theme song chosen for them. Hehe.

after the kids had their fun with the mask, the parents wanted to try 'em on as well... 

Yup, both their parents...

hehe... like mother, like son eh?

Monday, August 2, 2010

sisters



U see those two by my side? One on the left and one on the right?

Those are my awesome-est, funniest, caring-est, and coolest cousins ever! Those two are the closest that I would ever be to having sisters!

We have shared many many times together:
times when we were bullied...

times we were just happy... and wet...

and times we were just plain dramatic...

Sometimes, we just like posing for pictures!



And... You know what... U see this one here:





 
Subha


She... is.... PREGGERS!!!




And you see this other one:








Thari


She... is.... also... PREGGERS!!!






 
OMG! Double whammy and I am gonna be an Aunt again.... And you can ask any kid at home and they will tell you that "AUNTY JO ROCKS!"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

*frowns*




More irritable stuff happened. In a matter of a couple of hours, I am back here.

I wish he had not called.

Sometimes I wish I could tell him to go. Just go. Go and babysit the rest of the world. 

*sulk + pout*

relax, jo, relax...

*sigh*

*sigh some more*

*inhales deeply.... exhales*

*sips hot green tea*

I am so wound up. There... I got that off my chest.

It took me more than 30 seconds to actually type out the first sentence. I was feeling all tensed up and I realised that since last night the slightest thing is beginning to irritate me. I know this feeling. I know the consequences of this feeling.

Nope, I am not going to let it get out of hand this time around. That is why I quietly came back to my seat, opened my blog and typed out the title. Even if nothing else came to my mind, I knew I had to relax.

So why... why suddenly this feeling of annoyance?

I don't know. *pout*

I really think there is a bigger picture here. I know I have been blaming the jam and the ridiculously long hours needed to travel to work, but coming to think of it, even when I do not have to endure the long hours on the road I am still not very happy. I am still irritable. I am everything that I don't want to be. I mean seriously, how fun is irritable? Not much eh...

I don't like this feeling either; the all too tensed, too wound up feeling.

The first step to recovery is knowing that you have a problem. So, looks like I've accomplished the first step pretty darn well! Now. How do I get over this all too tensed up, wound up feeling??

Relax, Jo, relax...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

the move

There is just so much going on in my mind right now.

Remember what I said about thinking about moving back to KL? I have insanely now conjured up an image of me moving back to Ipoh! Or even Kuala Kangsar. The thoughts that city life is not for me has come up a million times! From the first day I came to KL for my internship, right up to about 39 seconds ago, I've always longed to move to a town where people were not so much in a hurry.

Ok, now back to Ipoh:
I have my parents house in Ipoh. So accommodation - checked! How am I gonna pay for my car then? I could get a normal-not-so-ambitious job in a quaint office that will pay me enough to cover my basic expense and my bills. My bills... I don't know why but my cost of living and expenditures in KL are actually quite high! Urgh... and with Ipoh's salary range, how am I gonna merely cover those?!

*Jo in full fledged panic mode*

I could finally pursue what I would love to do though. Teach in a kindergarten. Yup, that's what I would eventually like to get involved with. Seems unlikely for a person suffering from OCD like me? Oh well.

I am actually a sucker for kids and dogs. And right now I have neither. *sulk*

Since I have none of my own, I could resort to 2 things - a) get a job that would require me to work with them; and b) steal some poor unassuming mother's cute bundle of joy when she bends down to pick up the pacifier. The latter might land me in some trouble with the law, so for now, I will go with the more rational choice. 

I have no qualification and just very lil' experience working with kids. I have loads of patience and compassion though. Would that be sufficient to get me a job that I would enjoy and help me pay my bills while I live in my childhood room in my parents house?

moving and shaking?

I have been contemplating a lot lately about moving out of Klang. Don't get me wrong, I quite enjoy coming back home to my aunt and the kids and having someone ask me how my day was. I also enjoy the fact that my laundry takes care of itself and I almost always have food waiting for me no matter what time I reach home.

So what is bothering me?

The TRAFFIC JAM!!!!

I love my job, but every morning I dread the journey. I can't wait to be home after work, yet i procrastinate the journey as long as I can... This can't be healthy.

My mom offers her kind words of "Some day they will invent a flying car", but I don't think I can last till that day comes. I'm miserable... The jam is killing me! Its also getting very expensive.

Thus I am contemplating... I need to figure things out.


Damn! I sure feel like every Lamp Post and Divider is laughing at me! =(

Thursday, July 15, 2010

lost

that's me!

I don't know what I want! How can an adult 28 year old me as clueless as I am?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

weddings!

*This is a way outdated post! It was sitting in my inbox for some reason I don't remember now!*


So many of them within the last one month! I do try to go for all of 'em, but time n money seems to get in the way.

22 May 2010
Boon's wedding. It was simple, private and a cosy affair. I liked the fact that mostly everyone knew each other. More importantly, the bride and groom know everyone who attended.Well, I guess in this case, its big things comes in small packages!

I have been to weddings where there are so many people, u wonder whether the state election is going on... I also don't get the concept of parents inviting their classmates who they last saw 20 years ago. Mini reunion supposedly. Why use the kid's wedding? That's why they have the much dreaded high school reunions.Attend those instead.

29th May 2010
GP's Wedding. It was all the way in Kulim. A big noisy one. This was on the groom's side. She is having another ceremony in the church next week but i will not be able to make it because I would be heading to JB for the Bugfest! Cant wait!

It was nice to meet up and hang out with GP, Bhavani, Mala and Puns... It was a fun road trip, esp with Vicky tagging along when we were headed there. So, ONE down many more to go. I have a weird feeling that the next one in line is Mala! =)

26th June 2010
Tak Heng's Wedding. The Form 6 Gang meet up. It was in Ipoh, a restaurant in Menglembu. Aaahh... can't believe we have all grown up! The boy now has a wife!!! We did not attend the tea ceremony because according to Tak Heng it was a very private affair among only family memebers. It was so small that he didn't even have the whole "heng dai"/"chi mui" thingy.

His dinner was big! A huge crowd! Went around a couple of time to look for parking!


Aaahh... Weddings... I used to quite like attending weddings. I liked everything about it! The bride, the decorations, the antics of the guests... Yes, I USED to. Now I find it plain annoying. Don't get me wrong. Its not because of any external reasons. I am truly happy for all those friends of mine!! I am!! I guess the reason I am annoyed is that because, "its not me". At least not yet, I hope. How long more do I have to wait? When is my SHREK (I kinda think he is super cool!) gonna come?

*sigh*

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

my (personal) to do list:

Reading:
1) Finish "Life of Pi" - I honestly cant wait to know the ending. The beginning of this book is rather dry. I was reading at one page a day because for some unknown reason, I felt the story was just not moving. Once you get pass the initial 20% of the book, the story really picks up. That book, borrowed from Raj, who highly recommended it, followed me everywhere! I still cant believe it is taking me so long just to finish one book. Anyways, in one of those follow-me-everywhere trip, I left the book at home in Ipoh. Mom just brought it back to me last weekend (after her reading it, of course). I have another 10% to go! That's the plan for the weekend.

2) Finish "Twilight" - This was a fluke.

This post is a bit delayed, now i realised...

I have actually gotten done with both the above task!! (update: 6 July 2010)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

insomnia

Definition: Insomnia is a symptom which can accompany several sleep, medical and psychiatric disorders, characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or difficulty staying asleep. (Wikipedia)

And that is exactly what I am suffering from.

I need to sleep properly. The lack of sleep is beginning to affect me physically n mentally. My concentration span seems to be much shorter and I am perpetually tired at all time... =(

This has been going on for a week now. Everyday, I head home thinking (and hoping) that I'll fall asleep almost immediately. But that doesn't seem to be happening at all. Its frustrating!

Holidays

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

driving to work...

...is hell!

Urgh. Im really losing my patience with Malaysian drivers. Scolding/cursing the other inconsiderate drivers used to be a weekly affair. Recently, that has become a daily affair.

I make it a point to follow all road rules and safety tips. Use your indicators when turning at junctions or changing lanes; do not jump queue; no matter now bad is the jam, do not use the emergency lane; if a certain car wants to change lane and is using their indicator, give them way (provided they were not jumping queue or using the emergency lane); do not jump the red light; use only designated areas to turn; among others.

So I do consider myself a rather considerate driver. I also try not to lose my patience on the road by the doings of others. Instead I try to keep calm and let this not spoil the start of my day.

Unfortunately, there is only so much you can be patient about! I especially cannot tolerate the obnoxious drivers who think they own the roads and will always have their way! Its even worse when they purposely drive in a way that jeopardises the safety of others on the road. I mean, if you do not care about your life, fine, that is your choice. But other people on the road actually do want to get home safe! Why dont they understand that? An accident is something that happens due to the carelessness or distraction of a driver. What do you call it when they purposely drive people off the road due to arrogance and inconsideration?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

of men and shoes

Mad and I were having an interesting conversation the other day about meeting (the supposedly) right guy at the wrong time. Our conversation then drifted off to men, match making and... shoes shopping.

Mad: LOLz... U can expect to walk into a shoe shop and be able to fit or afford the pair you love, y'know?

Me: But at least there is a possibility of finding that one shoe that u fall immediately in love with; but if i don't even try shoe shopping, then I'm not even gonna have that possibility. Sometimes, u need a specific pair n u look for it high n low, but u cant seem to find that one that calls out to u, so u settle for the next best one.

Mad: Exactly, so at least you can walk in it until you get your dream pair.

Me: The fact is, when u need a pair of shoes, u need to go to the shoe shop.

Now... Finally, men are put in perspective!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jes' Wedding

It was beautiful.

It didn't make me cry; but made me believe in possibilities.

It was a perfect opportunity to catch up with the Kerteh gang; we drank, we danced and we were merry.

Its been sometime since I was so involved in a wedding, it felt good. I cant seem to express the warm, fuzzy glow nor the fun and excitement. I will let the pictures say them all...

THE MEHNDI PARTY


Thari - our main mehndi artist working on the bride's hand


Kavitha - our Junior Mehndi artist!


Kavitha concentrating hard on Sukvin's design


Sukvin all smile for the camera


Halfway through with the bride's hand design


End result - Sukvin


End result - Qi Hua


Design at the back of Jes' hands


Drawing the design on her fingers


As time was running out, we were simultaneously working on Jes' hands and legs

SANGEET NIGHT


Thari & Qi Hua


Qi Hua & me


Kavi & Qi Hua


Jes & Qi Hua


L-R: Qi Hua, Thari, Arjun & me


Balvin & me wiping our sweats on Kavi's shawl after dancing the night away!

I've just realised that I only have the Mehndi party pics and the Sangeet night pics. Wedding pics - coming soon (hopefully)!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

angry angry me

I don't understand why am I always angry.

For any slightest reason.

I think I have forgotten how to be truly happy, worry-less, even for an hour.

Anger Management classes? Or perhaps kick-boxing classes??

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

China...

...felt like a dream come true!

Finally, I have stepped foot into a country that always have intrigued me. China always gave me impression of tough love and it has always been a mystery to me.

I was first curious about China when I learned about the 7 Wonders of the World way back in primary school. The Great Wall - How in the world did they build it???

Of course the childish thoughts left me soon after as I made more Chinese friends. I thought it cant be all that different from Malaysia because we have Chinese people here too... Just that in China they have a 8km or so wall! Ahh... such childish ignorance.

China opening 'its door' became a big news a couple of years later. More and more stories about China came about. At the time when internet was not yet as essential as your morning cuppa, information was not readily available. I was yet again intrigued. Why was this news a hot news? Why is everyone talking about it?

I read more and slowly learned more about a country that was so mysterious to me. I learned Communism and Chinese silk.

In 1997, as a teenager dealing with "growing up" and "being cool", Hong Kong was handed over to China. Wow! What happened that people wanna be apart of this country. Questions and questions!

I curiosity of the most populated country in the world kept increasing. I really wanted to go have a look.

I decided on one mundane working day while researching about China, that some day I am definitely going to head there. I wanted to see for myself, how the people and the places of such a self-sufficient country were.

MY DREAM CAME TRUE!

August 2009, Air Asia had a cheap ticket promotional. I, as usual, ignored it thinking its one of their marketing gimmick. Boss checked the tickets and exclaimed, "Its only 225 to Hangzhou (which is the airport city for Air Asia for Shanghai)!!!"

There and then, we made a decision that we are heading to China. A decision made within a day 6 months back had me realise my aspiration to visit China. =)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

home is where the jam is...

And by jam here, I mean traffic jam!

Klang and its infamous jams. And I am going to go through that every single day starting tomorrow.

I am moving in with BaruMa. Last night would be the last time I sleep in Desa.

Somehow, moving to Klang makes me feel like I am moving to a whole new planet! Dont know why the anxiety!

Anyways, wish me luck braving through the the Klang Jam!

Monday, January 25, 2010

kiddo

I'm meeting Kiddo tonight for some drinks. In case you are wondering, Kiddo is this college kid that I met when I was introduced to The Family. He was a mutual friend of theirs.

Yes, a college kid. Thus the name Kiddo.

Anyways, we went out a couple of times and he is a good company. But complicated. Looking back, I was kinda silly to have wanted him to be more matured. He was 23! What was I thinking?

Anyways, conversations with him has always been very natural and amusing. So some (non-alcoholic) beverages later would actually ease me up a bit. I've been really tensed with the move to Klang.

*oh gosh, how am I gonna survive Klang?*

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

from a dream to reality!

S-H-A-N-G-H-A-I.

Finally!! Next week! Cant wait! =D

Monday, January 4, 2010

happy new year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR people!

2010 - the numbers look good arranged together like this! I just noticed as I was typing the year out just now.

The new year weekend was simply crazy! Actually the partying started on Monday itself.

MONDAY (28 Dec)
I drove back from Ipoh in the morning. I was suppose to leave at 6.30am but ended up leaving at 7.00am because Mr Yong woke up late. He, of course, blamed it on the alarm clock instead.

By the end of the working day, I was craving for steamboat. I asked Marilyn whether she wanted to have steamboat for dinner, since once before our plans for steamboat dinner did not quite work out. After getting her excited, we called Lala to check what she was doing for dinner.

Soon we ended up asking everyone in the office whether they are up for a steamboat dinner. Uncle and Adrian also jumped at the idea. Uncle suggested steamboat in Klang. I wasn't too crazy about the idea, since the jam is known to be notorious after work down the Federal Highway to Klang.

After much coaxing about the jam, we relented and decided Klang steamboat it was!

Though there were some initially hick ups with the bridge being closed (creating a massive jam that seem to have lasted forever) and the shop being closed, we managed to overcome them all and had a sumptious dinner of steamboat in Klang... Of course with dinner came beer... ;-)

TUESDAY (29 Dec)
Yamcha with the Yamcha Gang!!!

Scott was down from Singapore and TD is back for good from Abu Dhabi (though TD actually came back more than a month back). We first had dinner at Carl's Jr in Mid Valley then headed to Spagetti Grill for Happy Hours! And trust me, the hours were definitely Happy!!!!!

It was nice meeting up with the gang since its been sometime since I met them all. Loads of alcohol + Loads of beer = A whole lot of fun!

WEDNESDAY (30 Dec)
Dinner and cocktails with Makiko!

Meeting up with her is always fun. We met up at Italliannies@ the curve. Later we headed back to her place because I was telling her about winter in Shanghai and Jes' Hen Night on Saturday.

I've borrowed her rather sexy skirt and a funky woolen shawl...

THURSDAY (31 Dec)
Work ended at 3pm.

I went off to Mid Valley to get my long johns and perhaps shop a bit for the needs of Shanghai.

I left KL after shopping close to 8pm heading down to Klang. Parents and Gundan are suppose to be in BaruMa's house waiting to have New Year Eve dinner together. I reached Klang only to find out that my parents cant make it because their car broke down! I was bummed! Sigh..

We made the best out of the situation, and went out for a quick dinner. It was a rather quiet New year eve with random things happening and nothing like how we planned it to be.

FRIDAY (1 Jan)
The day passed by rather quickly and at night I had Jes' Hen Night to attend. That was wild!!!!

Dressed up as naughty school girls, we hit Changkat Bukit Bintang in white school blouse, short skirt, panty hose, fishnet stockings, heels corsets, neck ties and nametags with kinky names! WOW! I was impressed... The things we do in the name of friendship! =)

SATURDAY (2 Jan)
Lunch was at BabyMa's place. The whole family gathered and it was such a ruckus. Got together with my cousins and played galah panjang, fire and ice, lumba lari among other outdoor games.

I cant remember the last time I played Galah Panjang!!! We went back into the house and then played :Chap Cili". Oh Gosh! What fun!

The year is turning out pretty well... I like!