Sunday, November 28, 2010

So Long! Farewell! Auf Wiedersehen! Goodbye!

The bad news is...
goodbyes are never easy. =(

Karaoke Queen and 5 Sekawan of The Studio last Friday.

The good news is...
goodbyes don't ever have to be final. =)

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Karaoke Queen Pushes The Stop Button

Last Thursday was Karaoke Queen's last day at work. But since the day was booked way in advance by The Boss and his missus, the staff got Wednesday instead. So... last Wednesday, the lot of us brought her out for her farewell lunch at a not-so-good restaurant in town with less-than-impressive food that I can't seem to remember where. :-/

Not nice lah the food.
Dunno where also no loss. =p

And since the food was disappointing, I shall refrain from tainting the sanctity of Tinki Talks with pictures of this restaurant's menu and/or dishes. Instead, you get lots (and lots and lots) of group shots of us with the... the... urm... the... *blink blink* Eh, a girl who's celebrating her birthday is called the birthday girl, right? But but... what do you call a girl who's leaving!? @_@ Hmmm...

Whateverrr... It's PICTURE TIME!! =D

First up, the girls with Karaoke Queen.
(She's the only one with her tongue out in this next picture.)

Karaoke Queen with the girls.

A little more well-behaved this time.

 The girls trying to get the boys to participate in the photo session.

And here are more pictures of us
together with some of the guys.

Pull-A-Face Group Pic 1.

Pull-A-Face Group Pic 2.

Pull-A-Face Group Pic 3.

Pull-A-Face Group Pic 4.

Check out how Hacker and Surfer Daddy were looking at each other in Pull-A-Face Group Pic 4, on the far right. Hahaha. I bet they were thinking, "What the hell did we get ourselves into, man? Why are we still standing here taking pictures next to them? These girls are crayyzeee!!" Hahahaha.

*serious face – action!*

No, we're not.

*serious face – cut!*

Oh oh! And this next one happens to be the ONLY full group pic that found its way into my SD card. Hahaha. So, although Tiam Tiam's got a blurry face and is looking elsewhere (tsk tsk – no focus at all =p), I'm posting it.

Urm... I don't wanna know what Tiam Tiam
was doing with Surfer Daddy on the far right.
Or what Surfer Daddy was doing to Tiam Tiam.


 ANYHOO... wanna know which was
my favourite picture from lunch?

It's gotta be this candid one:

It's easy to see who's the ever-ready bunny
who's always oh-so-camera-aware. =p

Friday, November 26, 2010

Forget the Apple iPhone 4, Forget The SONY Cyber-shot™ TX5. THIS My New Obsession!!

Meet the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
that's rumoured to be in stores by January 2011.

OMG, I want! Panasonic Lumix, please sponsor me!!!
I promise I'll write you an advertorial a day for a year!

Having said that, if any of you (or your friends) are interested in buying my very loyal 1.5-year-old Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 with a 14-45mm lens, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL! I can be reached at =)

It's A Small World After All... Part 2!

There was a reader-turned-friend who came up to Penang last weekend with whom I met up with. She comments pretty often and if you're one to read comments on Tinki Talks, you'd probably have noticed her. Her name is Lissa.

 Lissa and I at Manila's Place for dinner last Saturday night.

The picture you see here was from my camera. But since cameras are a dime a dozen these days, she brought her own and took pictures, too! Ahh, but here's the difference between us. You see, Lissa actually does something with her pictures (other than blog). She uploads them onto Facebook! Me? Urm... My pictures tend to sit and collect virtual dust until my harddisk either gets corrupted (happened twice) or my comp gets stolen. -_-'''


Turns out Facebook have proven itself to be
the unbeatable social networking site it is once again!

Check this out...

Our picture, as uploaded by Lissa onto Facebook.

First chunk of responses:


So, curious, I asked who Andrew was.

Whoaaa... Okayyy.

That's a pretty small world we're talking about, isn't it?
So my next question to them was how Andrew knew Lissa.

And then...

FU-YUH!!! The Fiancé also kena tarik masuk! I tell you that 6 degrees of separation thing is a lie lah. A LIE! Where got 6 degrees here, I ask you??

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I Feel Like A Million Bucks!

I was reading Karen Cheng's model-human-shoe-scare post about shoes when suddenly... alarm bells started ringing in my head and a voice – that very oddly sounded a lot like mine (har har) – shouted at me (the nerve!) – with its resounding echoes vibrating through my brain from right to left and back again (the voice knows no mercy) – saying:

"WOAI, WOMAN! You better start wearing in your (potential) wedding shoes before they whip their super-bling satin-smooth asses around on you and stab you in the back. Or in this case, your heels! You don't want any shoes – no matter how pretty – to bite your toes and heels off even as you're teetering down the aisle, now do you?? DO YOU???"


Nope, I don't.


For the first time since I purchased them late last month, I very carefully took my (potential) wedding shoes out, put them on, stood up, and then... WHOA. @_@

The clocks stopped ticking,
the world stopped spinning,
and Time. Just. Stood. Still.

Although I was (and still am) in a very old, very tattered, very faded t-shirt I've had since I was 15 (or younger), I suddenly felt like million bucks! Serious!! I felt... wah... like a million bucks lah! No other way to put it already. So much so that my right hand started twitching cos it automatically wanted to The Slo-Mo Wave like I was the Queen of England or Miss America or something! HAHA. Maybe cos of the 'S' posture those high heels put me in. Or the height those 4.5-inchers provided. Dunno lah. Whatever the case...

that kill our feet and strain our backs!

May our love-hate relationship
live on and on and on!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tear Me Up Inside

I got so angry today
my mom saw my hands shake.


I scare myself sometimes.

Working Is Like Playing Chess

Don't waste your energy fighting soldiers.
If you kill the king, you win the chess game.

– Pam Song, 25 November 2010

This Is Why I Love My iPhone (More)

Especially handy when the Internet
at The Office is down (like now) or moving
at snail's pace (like it usually is). =)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24 Hours Into Being 26

NOTE: I started writing this post 2 nights ago but never got around to finishing it. Till now.

If I were to judge the rest of my 26th year alive
based on the last 24 hours since I stepped into it,
I would very much rather go back to being 25.


Before I begin, let me first explain that my family's pretty big on birthdays. (Mee and Fairy Godma especially.) You know, actually, we consider them HUGE events to be made a great deal of how ever many decades the birthday boy/girl has lived through. So, very naturally, birthdays have become a pretty big deal to me, too.

Now, back to my story.

I think my best birthday in recent years past was the birthday of 2006. I was a part of so many birthday celebrations (and surprises!!) – I exaggerate not – that I stayed out late and went to bed totally zonked but deliriously happy every night for an entire week. Phew!

But that was then. Back when I was younger and living out on my own. Back when I was still the single girl living in KL. Now that I'm older, attached and in Penang? Well... not so happening anymore. In fact, I'd consider today's attempts at a birthday... well, pathetic. -_-'''

Sure, midnight and the few hours to follow were relatively okay. I had enough calls, SMSes and email notifications to keep my phone busy till 3 in the morning. Even so, I must admit that I was feeling a little down in the dumps to be spending my birthday crossover alone. Again.

You know, it's funny but I can't remember the last time I celebrated my birthday with The Fiancé. I mean, I'm pretty sure that in the many years that we've been together, there have probably been at least a year or two that he was around. Maybe. Although no memory of a shared celebration seem to come to mind right now. Hmmm.

But this I know for sure: There were many birthdays of mine when he was still at uni in Australia, or flying here and there for year-end family vacations. In fact, there was even one birthday that I very clearly remember that he had to leave for one of his family vacations the very night before my birthday. Sigh. So, yeah. I've spent most of my birthdays attached and alone. It sucks but that's what you get when you're in a long distance relationship.

Oh, but it gets "better". An extra power, value meal of an up-sized suck comes cos the people around you kinda automatically expect you to have plans cos you're attached. So, they don't make any with you although in reality, you don't have any. Cos even though you've got someone... they're not around to help make your day that wee bit more special, and you're still flying solo.

I remember Jun-Jun asking me this
on the way to work sometime last week...

Jun-Jun: *excitedly* So what are your plans this Sunday.

Pam Song: *in monotonous voice* No plans. 

Jun-Jun: *eyes wide open* Huh?? The Fiancé not taking you out?!!

Pam Song: *wth face* Hello, he's not even here. T_T

Yep, story of my life. -_-'''

Anyway... today, for the first time in many years, I "celebrated" the day of my birth in my hometown, Penang. And I must say... it's different from what I'm used to. Very different. Like, it totally bombed-out and blew-over without even so much of a hoo or a haa kind of different. And I guess what makes it worse is the fact that I'm no longer in KL where most of my friends are *big fat sob* and Mee's MIA, too! T_T

Birthdays in KL – especially when I'm single and in KL @_@ – although mostly quiet for the most part of the day (save for last year's fashion fiasco) – tend to culminate in sun-downs that involve going out, getting fat, talking nonsense, staying up, getting fatter, and doing silly things that should never to be logged online. In a nutshell: LOTS! OF! FUN!

But instead, this was how
my birthday of 2010 went: 

  1. Woke up and made it to church in such a rush that I forgot to put on my engagement ring. -_-'''
  2. Had lunch with Dee at Hot Tin Roof before going home to Skype a little, mope a little, and sleep a little.
  3. Headed over to Gurney in the evening for some much-needed retail therapy. (Solo shopping isn't pathetic. It's NECESSARY. *slams head into wall*)
  4. Tapaued Chicken Rice from The Chicken Rice Shop for me and Dee before heading home to eat in my room while Dee watched badminton on the telly in his room.
  5. Skyped a little more then sat down to blog – that was when this post was written – before bedtime. Which of course didn't help me sleep so...
  6. YouTube-ed Bear Grylls and watched him climb trees and eat dead animals, while lying in the dark, hoping that his English accent would lull me to sleep. Which it eventually did after a couple of hours.


You know, I don't think I've ever – like, ever ever in my life! – had a birthday this pathetic. -_-''' (I wish I was exaggerating. Unfortunately for me, I'm not.) Thing is, I was just telling The Fiancé the night before the 21st, that birthdays just aren't what they used to be anymore. They keep getting from bad to worse the more I grow up. And although he tried to convince me otherwise, I knew I would be right. AND I WAS RIGHT! Sigh. I was right.

Seriously, I don't think I can take another birthday like this. If I'm ever to be alone like this again on my birthday, I swear I'm gonna go off somewhere and at least PAY to be alone ON PURPOSE. Spa myself to death or something – ANYTHING. Anything but this.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Artist: Katharine McPhee
Song Title: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev'ry store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door

A pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere you go
There's a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart

Not the best rendition of this song I've ever heard but... I've gotta admit that it's rather catchy, the way Lady McPheever does it. Totally makes me wanna bop. =)


As seen before entering The Studio. =)

All I Want For Christmas Is... two front teeth?? Hell, no! =p

At KRPG, we've taken Secret Santa-ing to the next level! Not only has Santa got his (or her) list of good boys and girls, he (or she) has now got a whole laundry list of ultra specific present options, too! HAHA. =D

I Could Be Your Secret Santa

Every year, the staff at KRPG stay back a little later one night, a week or two before Christmas, before people start disappearing on year-end vacations, to exchange gifts with one another. This year is no different. Except that this year, since I'm the one riling everybody up for it, I went online with the invitation. =D Because social media is the future. And Cyberworld is where Tomorrow lives. And cos I'm a responsible citizen who wants to do away with unnecessary paper waste and save the trees for a better future wth siao liao. -_-


 Facebook Event: Christmas Secret Santa Gift Exchange
at The Office in December for the staff of KRPG!

And last Friday, we picked names!

A packet full of names.

Now to wait and see what presents and gifts fill the bottom
of our still-non-existent KRPG Christmas tree! =p

Lima Sekawan Out For Birthday Lunch

Not only did the wonderful people of The Studio give me a NEW iPhone 4: Lite Edition and a fully-imported sweet for my birthday, they also decided to bring me out for lunch today. After a considerable amount of back and forth in the morning – why is it always so difficult to cari makan ah??? – we finally picked Kim Gary, Gurney Plaza. So come 1PM, off we went to Gurney for my birthday lunch!

Oh oh! But first things first!
Meet my sponsors!

 Hacker, the web dude whose devious ways with tech
make me frown and pray for better tomorrows in Cyberworld. =p

 Tiam Tiam, my partner, who doesn't talk much
and keeps his mouth shut a lot of the time.
Even when he eats, as you can see. Haha. =p

 Suki, the super senior with handwriting I can only wish
I had, who sits behind me and watches Astro Boy fly
during her free time. (I kid you not with that last bit.)

Hiyashi, the only other writer in the company
who apparently has a penchant for all things Japanesey.
(I started believing it from the get-go of Ike Ike Go Go.) 

Ok. Now, that you've "met" the crew,
I'm gonna go back to my story. =p

So, what happened over lunch?

 I seem to be very oblivious to the fact that Hiyashi looks like
she wants some of my Supreme Curry Chicken. Whoops!

Well, we made super-duper grand plans for the weekend (to be revealed later; hint: it involves travelling!! =D), we ate, the end. HAHA. So much mystery hor? =p

Here's one of Suki watching us eat. Hiyashi's food came late and I eat like a snail so we ended up making it back to work a half hour late. Shaits. -_-''' ANYWAYS...

Thank you so much for lunch, guys!
And for the sweet! And the iPhone 4.
Hahahaha. Appreciate 'em all lots! =)

Now, to look forward to Friday. Woo hoo!

Pam Song

p/s: Don't forget to charge your cameras! =D

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Monday, November 22, 2010

It's A Small World After All!

NEW iPhone 4: Lite Edition!

AN iPhone 4 FOR MY 26th BIRTHDAY!

Woot woot!!!

It's shiny!

It's slim!

And it's gotta be the lightest
iPhone 4 ever manufactured!

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My Only Birthday Present This Year!!

Many thanks to Hacker, Tiam Tiam, Hiyashi and Suki.
You just chased my Monday blues away! XOXO!

p/s: More pictures on my present later! =D

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Love Language: Jubilee Project Short Film

This isn't new. Not at all. In fact, it's been on more FB walls in the last couple of weeks than I care to remember. But seeing it first published by a friend with questionable taste in videos, I just thought it corny and gave it a miss without a second thought. Till tonight when I saw it on another friend's wall. One whose taste I trust in things like these. So I clicked the Play button. And now I realise, it is worth a click. And a watch-again (and again and again) and a keep.

"There are moments in life when we feel a connection so deep words can hardly describe it. But how do we know that it's real? This is the story of a boy who meets a girl and falls in love."

Watch before you continue reading.

Find out more about The Jubilee Project here. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to their YouTube channel for more videos. If you liked what you heard, get "Peaches" – the soundtrack – by New Heights here. All proceeds will go towards the American Society for Deaf Children.

Love Hurts

Saw this on Le Love last week:

 Click here to view from source.

 I like it some for its play on words.
But I think I like it better this way:

"When you're hurt, you want to hurt harder who's hurting you. But I tell you this: It will only hurt you more. And believe me, I don't want you to hurt. Because what hurts you, hurts me more." – Edited by Pam Song


Today – for the first time since The Fiancé proposed back in June – I forgot to slip my engagement ring onto my ring finger before leaving the house. @_@

5 months ago, I wouldn't even have thought twice about forgetting an accessory. (I don't think I'm very big on fancy accessories.) But then again, this isn't just any accessory, is it? And although I know I'm no less engaged without it, I have to admit that right now, I feel... weird. Like something's missing. Incomplete. Wrong.

Funny how some pretty hearts and arrows
in a little stone changes things in such big ways. =)

Hanging From The Ceiling

Life has a tendency of turning up unexpected surprises (redundant much?) every now and again. Especially when you least expect it to. All you've gotta do is look ahead and keep that chin up so you'll always catch it when it comes along.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pet Peeves: At The Dining Table

1. Disgusting people who toss food around the serving plate with their saliva-coated utensils – picking, flipping and prodding to their hearts' content – before deciding which piece/portion they want.

2. People who eat with the food in their mouths on display for the world to see.

3. Noisy eaters who go, "Chomp chomp chomp," or, "Ciap ciap ciap," with every bite. We don't have to hear you chew, thank you.

4. Loud soup slurping.

5. Insufficient soup. (I think it's cos I'm part Cantonese. I used to boil whole POTs of soup just for myself while in KL. That comes up to about 3-4 large Maggi mee-sized bowls. Haha. Mmmm... yums!)

6. Margarine or unsalted butter. (I'm a salted butter girl through and through!)

7. Crumbs in the butter container.

8. Mashed up, melted ice kacang that has no more ice. Just slush.

9. Broken biscuits.

10. Icy drinks that run out of ice by the end of my meal.

Pet Peeves: Behind The Wheel

1. Drivers who turn without signalling.

2. Drivers who rudely cut into my lane after turning out from a junction in a hurry, then proceed to go super slowly as if to make up for their earlier burst of speed. Kanasai. Should have just let me go first, right?? >(

3. Motorcyclists who don't keep to their space on the road. For those who never passed their undang, that's. on. the. far furthest. left. btw. Grrr...

4. People who drive like their grandfathers own half the road. Or all of it. -_-'''

5. Incessant or unnecessary honking. (I like *cough* flashers *cough* better.)

6. Inconsiderate drivers who c-r-a-w-l while driving on the fast lane. Hello, it's called the FAST lane for a reason!

7. Idiots who hog the fast and slow lanes by slow-coaching right down the middle.

8. Space invaders who can't park for nuts.

9. People who take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to vacate a parking lot they're ready to leave.

10. People who walk to their cars, don't intend to vacate the space, but don't have the courtesy to wave you off even when they notice you waiting.

I think I shall expand this list.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Bet That's Justin Bieber!

NOTE: Even if you're not into watching a 3-year-old kid cry over an equally underaged-looking teenage pop star, just make sure you watch till the "I bet that's Justin Bieber" punchline at timestamp 01:34!!


 That eyes-wide-open-"I bet that's Justin Bieber" part
kills me with crazy laughter every time. Haha.

On another note... I've been told that I actually sound a little like J. Bieber himself when I'm going at Baby (featuring Ludacris) with the mic at Red Box. *wriggles eyebrows* And since he looks so much like a girl, I think I'll pass without plastic surgery of any kind if I tried out to be his double. All I need is a side-swept fringe and we're good to go.

Post Envy

I love this post. Like, love, love, looooveeee it. In a giddy-headed, totally-makes-me-want-to-melt kinda way. The set-up, the adjectives, the expressions...

*dreamy sigh*


 "It’s funny how you can’t always remember
those moments when she asks you "why do you even like me?",
but in the moment, as they happen, you know that’s why.

If I had to guess, that was a moment
she’d never remember about that particular day.

And yet for me, it’s a moment I can’t forget."

–  DShan in Soft Lightning Bolts


If ever I was blessed enough to have an adoring piece like that written about me, I'd read it, goo up on inside, and turn to mush the moment I reached the end.

*dreamy eyes*

Virtual Pat On The Back, Please?

I just came back from a 5-hour meeting with a client on the mainland. That's a 2.5-hour journey to and fro, for 5 hours of non-stop thinking, talking and brainstorming, with a bottle of mineral water and a cup of hot milo for company, and no toilet break in between. Talk until mouth dry; sit until backside burn. -_-'''

I totally deserve that virtual pat
on the back, duncha think?

*puppy-dog eyes*

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let's Talk About PROTON

Not the stable subatomic particle occurring in all atomic nuclei, with a positive electric charge equal in magnitude to that of an electron, but of opposite sign. (Confession: I Googled that. =p) Nope, I'm talking about the vroom vroom kind.

Like many other first-car buyers, I got a PROTON when I was 19 going on 20. Or rather my folks did. For me. Yes, when I was still the kuchi rat I was in college down in KL. And to be honest with you, I love my locally birthed 2-doored hatchback. Sure, it's fabulously underused nowadays (what with the car ban and all *rolls eyes*) but it still has my heart.

Established in 1983 – just a year older than me! – PROTON is Malaysia's largest manufacturer of automobiles. It also happens to be the only full-fledged OEM car manufacturer in SEA, boasting operations in key markets from UK to the Middle East, and across SEA and Australasia, especially in countries like China and Iran.

From reliable family vehicles to luxurious executive sedans, nifty hatchbacks (*cough* MINE! *cough*) to spacious MPVs, PROTON sure looks like it has it all. Even world-renown sports cars from Lotus. (PROTON models are now developed with Lotus Engineering, offering customers superior ride and handling.) Unfortunately, mine didn't come equipped with Lotus Engineering but even so, it drives considerably well. At least compared to my mom's super light Vios. Haha.


After taking a 5-year break, PROTON returned to the coveted Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) and did us proud. We – yes, we – 1Malaysia, yo – are proud to have emerged 2nd in the Manufacturer's Championship in its first full season, sandwiching ourselves between Mitsubishi and Subaru – two traditionally-dominant manufacturers.

(Next time maybe those Lala Bengs are going to buy
Mitsubish cars and change the logo to PROTON. Haha.)

Scottish Alister McRae, one of our two drivers, also earned a 3rd placing in the APRC Driver's Championship at the recently-concluded China Rally. This victory closes PROTON's international rally campaign for the year on a high, especially after a series of misfortunes involving its drivers and the Satria Neo S2000 that cost the team more podium finishes. (Can anybody say suey?)

What the Satria Neo S2000 successfully did, however, was to stamp its competitiveness by being the only Super 2000 rally car to compete against a field largely dominated by the turbocharged Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru Impreza rally cars. It also competed in the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC), pitching itself against many more established manufacturer teams.

Prior to those wins in China, PROTON's best result this season was 2nd place in the Rally of New Zealand. (PROTON competed in five of the six APRC rounds this year – Rally of Malaysia, Rally of Japan, Rally of New Zealand, Rally of Australia and Rally of China.) Throughout its years of international rallying, PROTON impressively won the APRC title three times in 2001, 2002 and 2004. And in 2002 PROTON also won the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship on its debut.

This reaffirms the Satria Neo S2000 and PROTON’s competitiveness as a manufacturer on the international rally arena. But to really excel in international rallying requires time, investment and continuity. And motorsports has proven to be an ideal and cost-effective platform for PROTON to generate greater brand awareness in the countries it exports its vehicles to and to establish PROTON as a global brand.

“Motorsports builds an emotional bond between car manufacturers and enthusiasts, it helps to inject excitement into the brand or a particular model, it propels sales, it provides a platform in which technology and technical know-how can be used to enhance future road-going models, and as one excels it extends recognition and underlines brand superiority.”

– Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin

The APRC and IRC events offered PROTON enormous publicity and exposure on a global level and has ignited interest in PROTON, in many countries. On the other hand, social media networks like Facebook and Twitter also did plenty to garner enormous support, interest and following.

“Such is the popularity of the Satria Neo S2000 in both the APRC and IRC that an up-and-coming privateer is currently racing the car in the United Kingdom and more recently, a top Japanese team is also looking into the possibility of fielding the Satria Neo in next year’s Asia Cup category in the APRC,” Dato’ Haji Syed Zainal Abidin added.

As the year comes to a close – can't believe it's November already -_-''' – and is ending on a high note, the company is set on achieving the mission of the future – to build cars with passion and soul – cars that are a delight to drive, and a pleasure to own. Che-wah... Malaysia Boleh!

Ike Ike Go Go, Ole Go Gooo!

if Hiyashi should be but isn't anywhere close by.

To Infinity... And Beyond!

Mark Liberman claims that the average women uses 20,000 words a day. If so, I'm obviously not average cos tonight, I think I exceeded that quota. Twice. @_@

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Best Nasi Kunyit In Town!

I lurrrve eating Nasi Kunyit. Like, LOVE. IT.
If I could have Nasi Kunyit every week, I would.

It's getting rarer these days but whenever my family are fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of "Baby's First Moon" gift boxes from 1-month old parents, that's what Dee and I fight for – the tiny packet of bright yellow turmeric rice and equally as measly portion of curry chicken that's covered in a thick, unhealthy layer of fire-red oil.

Mmmm... Yumssss...


So, yes. If it's Nasi Kunyit you're craving and nobody's popping babies any time soon, head over any Eaton store and get yourself a box. Haha. Pasti tak menyesal.

p/s: I don't know where the other stalls are but there's definitely one in Batu Lanchang, Penang.

p/s/s: A word of advice. If you're planning to eat at the kopi tiam next to the Eaton store in Batu Lanchang, bring your own cutlery. The plastic spoons they provide really cannot make it. -_-

Saturday, November 13, 2010

One Good, One Bad, And Nothing In Between

MOVIE #1: Life As We Know It

A drama/romcom about life, love and family, that's funny, heart-warming (I actually held back tears at one point *sniffle*), and believably complicated. In my eyes, Katherine Heigl redeemed herself with this one. (I h-a-t-e-d Killers.) Oh, and it helped that Josh Duhamel looked totally yummy throughout. Haha. A definite must-go-see on a girls' night out!

But don't scoff and wave this movie off if you're a guy. It might be good bringing your girlfriend/fiancé/wife for couples' night out with this one, too. It displays – in a comedic way – some of the struggles that take place when two differing personalities find themselves under one roof and shows just what it takes (e.g. compromise, sacrifice, etc) to overcome those struggles. Thumbs up for this one!


MOVIE #2: Skyline

I totally got conned into watching this one. You see, it was sold to me as "A BLOCKBUSTER". With aliens! And spaceships! Unfortunately, a blockbuster it so is not. IMHO, it's a B-grade sci-fi suspense-thriller that revolves around human-abducting, lightsaber-equipped aliens that look too much like the sentinels in The Matrix to even be considered visually creative. -_-'''

To give you a hint of how bad this one was, get this: THE LEAD MALE CRIED. And not in a macho-meets-romantic way, okay. Just in a sissy, half-arsed, I-can't-go-on-anymore-this-is-so-hard-where's-my-mommy kinda way. -_-''' Fail maximum. I don't know lah, guys. To me, this movie has nothing to its name. Not even eye candy. Take my word for it. Don't waste your life on this one.

Dream Big

Question is, how big is big
when you're dreaming?

As much as I'm an dreamer who secretly hopes for even my most impossible of dreams come true, I'm also very much a realist who believes that although bursts of idealistic thinking is healthy every once in awhile, it is rarely ever a guarantee of things to come.

You see, I'm the kind of girl who only
comments and commits to certainty.

For example, if I think I'm going to get an A for a paper but I already KNOW FOR SURE that I'm going to score a B with my eyes closed, I'll tell friends who ask, "Urm... I thiiink B can kuaaa." It's not that I don't believe in myself or my abilities. Quite the opposite, really. Cos on the inside, I know that that A I want is already a definite possibility. Difference is, until it's a GUARANTEE, I try to make sure that I never over-promise or under-deliver.

But I've recently been around friends who don't think the way I do. And not just in a small way. In a big way! Like, the biggest of ways! I mean, the dreams they share are sooo big that I start thinking, "Eh, hello. Don't be so ridiculous can ah?? Open your eyes and see (smell also can) the shit hole you're in. Use your brain and be realistic a bit lah!" I mean, of course I don't say that to their faces and kill their dreams. I just smile on the outside and quietly think all that on the inside. Cos to me, the dreams they have are just... impossible! -_-'''

Like saying (and actually believing!! @_@) that they're going to be a billionaire by a certain age, who owns half the world and is committed to giving billions away to charity/church/social organisations. To this, I roll my eyes and say, "Yeah, right. We'll see." It's easy to just say it now while you don't actually have a car, a house, or any of those billions you so freely speak of giving away.

Or starting a fast food franchise that topples McDonald's. Or a carbonated drink that overthrows Coca-Cola's dominance in the soft drink arena. Or owning every single model of every type of car in the world. I mean... HELLO?? Sure, you got big dreams lah. But I look-see look-see, I'm sad to say that I personally think that that's what they'll permanently be in the real world – just dreams.

Sigh. I don't know lah.

Maybe I've just got too little faith
to accept such big-dream thinking.

But then again... in the defence of dreamers out there, I also admit that as long as those grand plans lie within the safe and sturdy realms of logic, they cannot be considered part of a dream. Because dreams don't always make sense. (Yes, Inception, you've taught me well. =p) And they shouldn't have to.

So, here's my conclusion:

Perhaps when it comes to dreams,
it's not entirely about logic.


Your plans and dreams for the future don't have to make sense all the time. They can be big. And grand. And even borderline ridiculous. But I personally believe that parts of it has to at least carry some elements of sensibility some of the time. To help make those dreams possible. Doable. Even remotely achievable.

you're just putting yourself
up for BIG disappointment.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I'll admit that the beginning's a bit boring. But make sure you watch until the 0:31 timestamp. That's when this kecik keluar his FT power! Haha. Have a good Friday!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

And The Balcony Door Sings "Woo Woo"

I don't think I've ever seen it rain so heavily or felt such strong winds in Penang. At least not as far as I can remember. Hmmm... Maybe after all that overblown SOS-Penang-is-going-to-flood hype, we might actually see some action tonight. :-/

Google Doodle For 8 November 2010

I no longer use the Google search page to run my Google searches so I don't often catch Google Doodles these days. I just happened to get lucky with this one. =)

Finger Lickin' Good!

Last night was epic for me. Why?

Cos I finally had my first PROPER 
KFC meal in a very long time.

Haha. Hadn't had KFC for dinner for a while now. (1 Snack Plate shared between 2 or 3 persons during tea time DOES NOT count. -_-) Definitely not since I came back from Australia. And if we discount Australian KFC – they don't even use "Finger Lickin' Good" there, okayyy – the very last Snack Plate I enjoyed was waaay back during my MCKL days.

Ahhh, those KFC, Jalan Universiti dinners Duh Roads and I used to have between work and... well, more work. Haha. A good dinner break that offered us a good time out and good fried chicken. What a combo! And it always came with a pretty darn good bitching session on the side, too. =p

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Last Airbender

Watched The Last Airbender with the folks last night. (I know lah, I know. Damn lag right? Not showing in cinemas already right? You all watch many moons months ago already right? WHATEVER. Anywaysss...)

Missed the beginning cos I was on the phone so, I ended up asking the parentals tonnes of questions in between. Some out of confusion, some out of curiosity. HAHA. Yes, I am many irritatingness, thank you very much. =p

But you know, the one thing that confused me big time was why they casted Indian-looking actors for the people of Fire Nation and gave them Chinese names.

Pam Song: *in reference to the Indian-looking bad guy commander from Fire Nation* Eh, why they name him "Zhao" ah? So Chinese!

Dee: Then what? Muniandy??

Pam Song: -_-'''

I really don't know why I bother sometimes.

Anyway, I'd say that the movie wasn't that great lah. Effects were cool but there was a little too much yin-yang-meditation-spiritualism claptrap in the storyline for my liking. But still, I'm looking foward to watching the rest of the trilogy. Air done, Water down. Time for Aang (male lead) to master the other elements – Earth and Fire.

Shit Happens

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Last Forever

I've never had to decorate a room before. Maybe cos I've never had an empty room to work with from scratch before either. Hahaha. As far as I can remember, my family home was delivered to us with furniture and fitted cabinets intact. (I was also too young then to know about decorating and the like.)

And when I was studying and working in KL, I always rented rooms. So it was always about doing as little as possible for less than necessary. I made do with whatever I already had from the room before, and used them for rooms to come. Furniture was always (re)movable, shelves were DIY and make-shift, and I always personalised my space without the help of paint, wallpaper or matching curtains.

But now that we're planning our room for the new place, I've had to exercise my non-existent ID muscles and work out how our room is going to be and look like. Drawing up the wardrobe (preferred measurements included), picking out wall colours, choosing table lamination shades, deciding on shelving space – W.H.O.A. I never knew decorating could involve so many confusing variables! Heck, I'll even go as far as to suggest that it could be tougher than planning a wedding! =p

Thing is, every decision made now is as permanent as fitted cabinets to an empty wall. The paint? It never changes. The wallpaper? That'll probably stay till the edges start curling off the walls. And the curtains? They're a BIG investment considering the number of windows we'll be covering so that's not going to be swapped for another shade, design or texture any time in the near future either.

For the most part, I'm pleased to say that things are working out well with the room. =) Fittings and walls have been decided on and are already in the works. But we're putting off some other decisions that can be put off till The Fiancé returns, so we can decide on things together. Things like wallpaper. And curtains.

But until then, I've been tasked
to keep an eye out for our bed.

And gosh, you have no idea
how difficult it is to find a nice bed!

The market seems to fancy elaborate beds so gaudy and overdone it'd make Mika blush and Gaga gag. Seriously. What is wrong with the furniture industry these days?? Me no understands. What's with the throne-like headboard? What's with the curly, twirly legs? And what is with the hundreds of faux diamond studs all over?? Can sleep meh so bling!?

*shakes head in confusion* 

What happened to simple and tasteful designs that offer the promise of a timeless furniture piece built to last the ups and downs of married life that bring bouts of morning sickness, baby-in-between bedtimes, jumping toddlers, testy teenagers, empty-nester tears and of course, the afternoon naps with pampered grandchildren? We want a bed like that!

Aww, a man after my own heart. =)


Now all we need is a furniture designer
who is of the same opinion. =p

The Crazy Things Readers Do: The Sequel

The photo modifier strikes again!
 And look what he did to me this time!


Click here to jump to original post.


Edited by Jeffro.


OMG. This boy is crazy!

But... I guess at least now I know
what I'll look like if I put on another... 20kgs?


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Tough Days Ahead

I don't want to go to bed tonight
cos I'm afraid of what tomorrow brings. =(

Monday, November 08, 2010

Répondez S'il Vous Plaît?

I must admit that our Save The Date cards have just been a mild success thus far. Not amongst any of my friends nor The Fiancé's buds from abroad who know their purpose and are aware of what those cards were sent for, of course. But more so with some Malaysian friends of The Fiancé, his parents and my parents.

Some of my parents' friends have asked, "Eh, why so early wan your invitation?" Others wondered, "Hmmm. How come no time and details of the event ah?" Alamak. Fail maximum. -_-''' Suddenly the difference in wedding culture sticks out like a sore thumb among the invitees in this predominantly Chinese guest list. Guess we're more angmor-fied/Jewish than we are Chinese in this respect. Haha.

Anyway, it may be confusing (to some), but still necessary nonetheless. And I guess looking at the big picture, it's almost okay if our Penang guests don't get what our Save The Date cards are for. Cos those cards were primarily purposed to notify our guests from KL, UK, India, Australia and Singapore early enough for them to arrange their travel plans anyways. No diff for local guests in that case.

Having said that, I'm pleased to see
that a good number of our friends
have gotten back to us already.

And with good news, too!


So... just in case you're one of those who happen to live amongst the blur, please RSVP to our joint email address (provided in the Save The Date card you received) by the 21st of November 2010 so we're aware you're coming and will factor you into our list of confirmed attendees. No RSVP = not interested to come = no formal invitation = no joking matter! Haha. So quick quick go RSVP now!

SPOTTED: Typo Error!

Well, it just lost its novelty. -_-

See or not? Cannot see?
Nevermind. I zoom zoom for you.


"Made i  Indonesia"??

Wah, cannot make it lah liddat. Levi's wor... How can?? Sia soay man. When I pay RM229, I expect perfection! And not a letter less! (Hahaha. Demanding sial. =p)