Monday, June 30, 2008

the weekend that was...

GOOD! FULFILLING! HECTIC! TIRED! but still, it was good!


my beloved friend forgave me for commenting that she was cruel & weird (in my previous posting) & she gave me this...muaks!!! (nah, i dun call u my beloved fren just because you give me the vouchers)

Friday, June 27, 2008

preview of the coming weekend...

i won 2 complimentary passes to the Urbanscapes, KL's All-Day Creative Arts Festival through my photos' submission for the 24 Hour KL photo project. some photos will be chosen to be displayed tomorrow at the gallery. crossing my fingers (& toes) to at least see 1 or two of mine.

and on sunday, i shall be meeting my ex-colleagues from AMFB (which is no longer using that name now - it's more glamourously known as AmBank Group). haven't seen them for at least 2 years... looking forward for a time of rekindling & good laugh. i miss them... well those were the days of the camels.

my other group of friends are also tempting me with free GSC tickets & Starbucks' vouchers! but they are picking Sunday, & i can't make it. sob, sob; so cruel of them. got free things, but me no share. anyway, they are watching Made of Honour and Kung Fu Panda (yeah, split to 2 groups to watch movies - weird group of friends!) - never mind, i have watched both movies. it's the Starbucks' vouchers that i m eyeing... *sulk*

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

what did calvin say?

can u take what a cartoon character said seriously?

can u see beyond the surface of the words, muttered by a non-existent, non-living creature who is just a comic strip boy? a boy who talks to his stuffed tiger? a boy who always complain about his parents, particularly his Dad? a boy who hates girls?

well, i can... & this is what he said:
Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present. Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made. But it is too late to change anything.
if everyone of us appreciates the truth behind this saying, we will appreciate life more. we will appreciate the people around us more. we will appreciate what we have more. we will appreciate our struggles more, & begin to see the circumstances we are in are the building blocks that bring us to the next level of maturity. & when we are able to do that, our life will then be of minimal regrets. it will be more fulfilling. more alive.

well said, *calvin.
*calvin - from calvin and hobbes

Friday, June 13, 2008

One Life

"Changing the world, one life at a time"... this was the caption that caught my eyes and heart. it's all about that one life you touched...

Excerpt from the World Vision's blog:

"One of our visitors had a defining moment at the One Life exhibit.

This young lady always felt that her life was cursed, that nothing good ever happened and that she was always dealt a bad hand. All this changed when she walked in

Srey Mom’s shoes, one of the children featured at the One Life exhibit from Cambodia.

Having walked through the traumatic and triumphant journey of Srey Mom, this young lady realized that her life was actually blessed.

That she had so much to be thankful for and that life is what you make of it."

this is what i want to experience, and be part of. can't wait for the briefing early next month. & i shall be on duty on 12-13 July... do come by for a life-changing experience & be blessed! stay in touch, more details to follow.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

遗憾 vs 后悔








well... that's life...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

rantings & grumblings on spiraling prices

enuff said about the recent petrol price hike in the country... at least, i m glad that i m just driving a *CLK ...

*CLK = Cute Little Kenari

i have calculated the impact that i have to face with the price hike to RM2.70/litre of petrol, bolstered by the rebate of RM625/p.a. the government is promising us. not too bad...

assuming i only drive daily to & fro for work, weekly to mum's place (for ah ma leng tong, of course), weekly to church, the occasional lepak time out with friends, and the odds of going to shop & run errands --> on average, i used to spend approx RM150 on petrol a month. with the price hike & rebate, i only need to spend an extra of less than RM10/month. surely i can deal with that...

even if i decide to travel further, & add another RM50 to my monthly petrol expenses, my extra daily expense work out to be abt RM1. still manageable...

but wait... the story DOES NOT end there.

what about the after-effects? when prices of essential items, like food & beverages go up... or when the electricity tariffs are adjusted upwards (all of a sudden, i wish i m staying in selangor; at least they have 'free' water)... or when the prices of services go up ...

i can't imagine, dare not imagine...

but wait... again, the story DOES NOT end there...

what happens when the parking operator decide to join in the trend of escalating prices & increase the price?

which is actually what is happening to me now. from RM120/month 2 years+ ago, to RM150/month, to RM170/month... it will be RM180/month from july onwards. insane! crazy! mad!


Friday, June 6, 2008

after a whirlwind of events...

i m left with messy hair, drained of energy ... but the swirling & twisting has not ended. dunno what happened, but my life seems to have suddenly being swept into a whirlwind, non-stop events & activities ... i m not complaining tho' (thank God for Osim i-squeeze!) it's fulfilling & satisfying...