Friday, December 22, 2006

Tis the season to be jolly!

Blessed Christmas!!
Happy 2007 everyone!!

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ahoy! Bad hair days ahead!!

It's been ages since I had my hair trimmed... too lazy as the regular saloon I frequent is all the way in Bukit Bintang. So, I decided to try out this new saloon near my place since they had a promotion going on: APT Professional. They have so many branches around I thought it can't be that bad...

I told the hair-stylist I wanted to trim my hair. I specifically told him not to layer my hair so much as my hair is the frizzy/curly type. It needs some weight to weigh down the frizz. He kept saying that my hair is too thick and heavy, it would look better layered. He proceeded to cut it to his stupid taste!! I stopped him halfway saying it I do not want is layered so much as I noticed him snipping it off so short on certain parts. He said don't worry, my hair will look the same in length, he's just making it lighter.

To my horror, it came out exactly as I was worried about. Frizzy with curves at the end of every layer!!!

Why can't a senior hairstylist obey the customer's instructions? Why do they think they know best? I'm the one who will have to be stuck with this hairstyle day in day out!!! What makes them think they know me better than I know myself???? I have handled this stubborn hair for the past 20++ years of my life. How can they think they know better?

Now it is beyond repair... nothing can make my hair grow back instantly.

Now I will have to tie up my hair for the next 6 months or so before I have enough length to restyle it!! I wanna cry!!! I will have no confidence in the way I look for the next 6 months!! I hate APT!!

Can I sue??? Can anyone suggest any remedy for me?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


I attended the Malaysia Muhibah Network Anniversary Mixer last Saturday at the Banker's Club themed The Red Carpet Affair: Masquerade!!

Navin and his lovely wife, Poorna
Navin is the founder of MMN. Without him, none of this would be around. And now, we are celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of MMN!! Looking forward to many more mixers!

The MCs were excellent too. Look at our MC's dress!!! Did she just step out of a time machine or what?

The food was really good or maybe it was because we performers were there pretty early for rehearsals and dinner started so late we were all STARVING by the time we ate.

How did our performance go? Ooh la la!! Lady Marmalade!

Le dancers - voulez vous coucher avec moi

Le unveiling of my red dress!

Moi, a catwalk model???

Le Moulin Rouge gals!

Le final pose!

Initially was a bit worried I'd feel left out as I was new to the network and I was there all by myself but as it turned out, it was pretty fun being a social butterfly flitting from one circle to another. Cool!!!

Micheal, Steph and moi

Vishal and moi

Moi, Gordon and Marina

Poh Jee and moi

Ladies in red - Marina, moi and BB

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Of the Hula and Tahitian dance

Any mention of the Hula Dance and everyone has a picture of girls in grass skirts shaking their booty ala Beyonce Knowles. Actually, the Hawaiian Hula is a much more graceful dance. The fast shake-ur-bon-bon dance is the Tahitian Dance. Many gets them confused. I did too... not any longer.

2 weeks ago, we had a session on the Hawaiian Hula dance during the Muhib-Boogie session. It's not as easy as it looks although it is slow, it is very fluid. Therefore, there are no beats to follow, no abrupt movements and ur upper body must maintain its stillness.

Shaking our booteh!

Shaking my booteh!

Our pretty Hawaiian teacher

Don't move ur top half!

It was real fun although I haven't really mastered it. I wanna go to Hawaii!!!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

When love and hate collide

I used to believe in the saying "If you find a job you love, you won't have to work another day in your life!". If you love it and enjoy it, it won't feel like work... and work life would be a breeze. Right? I know my bf thinks that too... he's completely passionate and committed to his work.

When I was in sales, I've always wanted to do marketing. It amazes me how you can inspire and influence people with the right messages... people you hardly know and even people you've never even met. You get inspiration and ideas by just being out there in the market. It's like being an artist... creativity is a very fun thing to play with.

When I left my previous company early last year for my current company... I finally get to do what I wanted. And hardly surprising, I love my current job! I love the variety in the job function, I love the travelling and I love the independence/freedom to work on my own. I love the feeling of making a difference in people's lives and I get inspired by them.

However, looking back on this year... I've missed Father's Day, 3 of my friends' wedding (including one very very very close friend's) and I've missed my dad's birthday, all because of work. Tomorrow is my mom's birthday and I too will be working. Thankfully, I will be able to make it for dinner with her. I've missed church so often. I'm not as actively involved in ministry. I hardly get to meet up with my friends. I don't see my bf and bestfriend as often anymore.

So is it really worth it to have a job you love? Or would you rather have the life you love?

I hope I can have both... a job I love with a good work-life balance.

But if I am forced to choose only one; I want the life I love!

I hope I will not be driven to the edge to make that choice. What would you choose?

Freedom to live

Last Saturday was our annual PD patients outing. Every year, my company brings these peritoneal dialysis patients out for half a day and enjoy themselves while they mingle with each other... good opportunity for reunions with old friends too. Sort of a treat to motivate them and let them know they still have the freedom to live, travel and enjoy life!

This year, we went to the High-5 bread factory. They have a museum there and organizes regular tours through their factory for the public, at a cost of course.

Me and one of d doc's wife

Kak Rozi and me
She's one of them doing CAPD with an inpiring story

Pakcik Mohd, me and his wife
A very nice man and willing to share his story with other inflicted with kidney disease.

All da Klang Valley PD community!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sawadikah Bangkok!!

Just came back from Bangkok today. Finally have time to say a word or two on my blog to let people know I am still alive and well...

The training was 2 full days and whatever time left of the days were spent shopping!! Christmas is around the corner after all.

The adventures began on Sunday morning... when I reached the airport at about 7++am, although my flight was on the display panel, when I tried to check in, they told me it was cancelled!! How can they cancel a flight without informing the customers? Even AirAsia sms people when there are changes. My original flight was 9.10am but they wanted to put me on the 12.30pm flight! Yikes!! So, I put up abit of a fight and tantrum...hehehe. They put me on the 7.55am Thai Airways flight instead. So, I practically had to run to the boarding gate to make it.

Since my boss, and two persons from my distributor could not make it for the 7.55am flight. I got to Bangkok early by myself. After arriving at the hotel, the Westin Sukhumvit... checked in and headed for my room. Room was quite nice.

Was impressed that they had a personalized welcome set so quickly.

Was also impressed at the minibar list.

You'll never find that in hotels here...hehehe.
Then, I dropped all my stuff and headed straight for Chatuchak!! Shop shop shop shopping!!!!

Bought quite a lot but it was super duper hot there I almost melted. It was so full of people, you could hardly find a path to walk on.

After walking for a while, I got hungry and had this chicken noodle.

Since I bought myself 2 sets of cute 2-piece swimsuits there... after I went back to the hotel, I went for a nice swim!! A nice cool treat after the heat in Chatuchak.