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August 2007

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naik dan turun

Woke up at 6.40. Tummy ache! Managed to leave the house by 7.15. Traffic was smooth all the way north, arriving at Colmar Tropicale at 8.30.

Then presentations. Presentations. Presentations. Presentations.

Breakout session. Lunch. Food sucks. Contemplated visiting the rabbit park, but had no ticket yet. Nap time.

Another breakout session. Then presentations. Presentations. Presentations. Presentations. Presentations that were supposed to take 5 minutes each but ended up being 3x more. By the time we finished it was already 6, and all the attractions were closed by then. Boo. No fluffy bunnies for me.

Quick shower, then off to a BBQ dinner. Then 2 rounds of bowling till 11.30pm. Man, I suck. Only managed to score 93 and 104. More practice needed. Left Colmar at 11.45, reached home at 12.30am. Did some last minute packing, and here I am at Fish’s place writing this post. Gonna wake up at 6.20, to leave for KL Sentral at 7. Then breakfast at KLIA and board our flight at 10am.

So, see you after Merdeka. 😀

getsuyoubi to kayoubi

means.. Monday and Tuesday.

Monday: Went to MV for dinner with Faizah. We were both there on separate missions, so why not go together? ^_^ We both had the usual Nasi Bojari at Madam Kwan’s, then we proceeded to wring our arms off at the arcade. It’s been a while since I’ve TnT’ed proper, so full combos were out of the question. Still, we managed to pass each and very song chosen, so there’s still hope yet for us~ Did a quick round of Time Crisis 3 too, altho she definitely surpasses me in skill. 😛 After that, we went looking for a book for her nephew’s b’day. I recommended Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which she bought even after not being able to find a hardcover edition. Thinking back, my copy of the trilogy is paperback too, but at least it came in a box of sorts (thanks cuzzies). Meanwhile, I managed to get some Ozzie dollars changed, and bought some fresh milk for home. Now we have 4 cartons, since my bro also brought home 2. Well, at least we’ll have strong bones.

T’was great fun. Looking forward to the next round. 🙂

Tuesday: Writing this post. Installing tons of applications on Facebook. [post continued at 11.30pm] Went for dinner at MV, again, with Merv, Viv, Bobby, and Jade. Andy and Aly joined us a while later. Mingled around the cinema lobby checking out previews while waiting for the ticket bearer Tiff to arrive. There wasn’t really any time to TnT. >_< Caught Evan Almighty, which was actually pretty good. Starting to wonder when I can start packing. Oh wait, how about now? 😛

recap

With me being emo the past few weeks, I barely had time to update on the going-ons. Well, I would’ve, if I wasn’t raiding so much. My WoW-playing has actually been tapering down, but it’s now back on top cuz I’m starting to enjoy PvP Battlegrounds. Killing other players kinda gives you this added satisfaction.

Dear cuzzies Hemlocke & ichaya were down from Singapore on the 8th. It was great having them around, and it’s not because I’m forced to make my room livable. ^_^ Wish I could’ve spent more time with them though, but yea, work sucks. But I think they were quite content being left alone to shop around town. 🙂

Weekend of the 11th saw me and my mom at Morib to pick up a friend, then over in Melaka to look at the mussel farming business. While the adults were talking business, I just curled in and slept through the whole discussion. I’ve been driving the whole morning and it was awfully tiring. After everything was said and done we headed back to Morib, then back to KL. Only got home about 8.30, missing that night’s raid by minutes. Can’t remember what I did the next day… or was it the day before? Mmm.. yea, i think I serviced the car the day before. And I missed the Kara raid that day too.

Weekend of the 18th. Went to CIMB’s Mega Auction Carnival at PWTC Saturday morning with mom and Feruz. Auctions are quite exciting in real life. Didn’t get anything of course.. no $. Got home in time for Kara, barely. At night, BBQ at Zoe’s place. Mmmmm lamb chops. Mmmmm fondue. Mmmmm chocolate fondue on vanilla ice cream.

Slept the whole morning Sunday (well not really, since I started sleeping at 4am), and then dinner at RSYC after looking at a prawn farm. Yeah, been having awfully busy weekends.

Now I only have 3 days to pack and get ready for my Gold Coast trip this Friday. Prolly gonna drop by Mid Valley tonight to get some money changed. On Thursday I’ll be in Colmar Tropicale for some sort of management briefing session. Was supposed to be there till Friday, but if I stay I’ll miss my flight. So yeah, day trip to Bukit Tinggi, then get on a flight the next morning. It’s going to be sooo tiring.

another meme

stolen from ichaya:

Bold the letters of your name, and the traits corresponding to those letters, which supposedly describe you! ^_^

A- Damn good kisser.
B- Good all around person.
C- You’re wild & crazy.
D- You have one of the best personalities ever. (X2!!)
E- You have a nice ass.
F- People totally adore you.
G- You never let people tell you what to do.
H- You have a very good personality and looks.
I- You get hyper easily (X2!!)
J- Everyone loves you.
K- You like to try new things.
L- You live to have fun.
M- Success comes easily to you.
N- You’re absolutely beautiful. (Absolutely nonsense!)
O- You’re an awesome person.
P- You are popular with all types of people.
Q- You are a hypocrite.
R- Sexy!
S- Easy to fall in love with.
T- You’re loyal to those you love.
U- You really like to chill.
V- You are not judgemental.
W- You are very broad minded.
X- You never let people tell you what to do.
Y- One of the best bfs/gfs anyone could ask for.
Z- You’re a little too hard to find.

It seems biased towards people with long names. Lemme try some others:-

R- Sexy!
U- You really like to chill.
D- You have one of the best personalities ever.
Y- One of the best bfs/gfs anyone could ask for.

M- Success comes easily to you.
Y- One of the best bfs/gfs anyone could ask for.
U- You really like to chill.
U- You really like to chill.

😛

back from the dead. again.

picked up a new PSU from the digital mall after work. a cheap Powerlogic one to tide me over. pretty much fixed all the weird symptoms i’ve been having:-

– corrupted graphics/text.
– sudden death (comp just dies).
– dma timeouts.

gonna retroactively put back entries i’ve posted on LJ. and censor some of them. 😛

when the going gets tough

Today’s course is called Unzipping Employee Potential Through Coaching and Mentoring. Don’t ask me why they used that particular verb. But anyway, we just spent 1 hour listening to someone complaining about performance moderation. And the speakers countering with bell curves and whatnot. But even if it’s not entirely related, the speakers have to address it to ensure the participants’ minds don’t close up to the topic at hand.

It’s funny to hear these grouses during these occasions. But these dissenting voices pretty much reflect the opinions of most of us. Management says every one of us is a good worker, but we know that’s bullshit. They’re not willing to drop the nonperformers, nor tremendously award their excellent workers either. The unions don’t care about us; most of the mare old fogies who are content with their 35-day annual leave and full medical benefits till death. They don’t realise that property prices have skyrocketed, leaving young couples living very far away from the main office. Well, hopefully they wake up from the sudden turnover rate increase lately. Otherwise, say byebye to more talent.

That might mean me.

[this was posted and saved on a mobile phone]