Thursday, August 31, 2006
Waiting for one's turn...
Waiting in the Bank...
Waiting in the Post Office..
Waiting for the bus...
Waiting for time to pass...
Waiting for the rain to stop...
Waiting for things to happen..
Waiting for a phone call...
Waiting for an e-mail...
Waiting for someone..
The long wait continues..
Perhaps I should stop waiting and start chasing.
PS - OK am pissed cause I had to wait for an hour at the bank yesterday. I am not going to queue up for anything today. I am going back to bed which is 15 mins walk from the library. Oh another 15 mins in the rain. Damnit.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Couldn't resist wearing the pink robe.. Poh's Convo at USM Penang.. Posing with the flowers..
At Batu Feringhi..
Breakfast at Pj's..
Happy Birthday to Vicky!!!! Dreams come true.. I know its tommorow but Malaysian time already 28th!
Gonna go get some sweet dreams now. Its been a long day... In case you haven't figure it out, I am back in UK. The weather is lovely at 20degrees. Not too hot not too cold. Just right. Hope it stays like that...
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Yes we have all graduated! Sometimes it feels like time never ticked when I hang out with them. You know how it feels with some friends that you have not catch up with for a long time and you just lose touch and don't know what to say. But this is never the case with these 2 friends. Even when we stop talking, the silence is comfortable, a kind of understanding silence. You realised how close and trusted some friends are when you never run out of things to say. Its been almost 5 years that we said goodbye to our carefree high school life. So many things have happened in between as we led our own lives away from home. Many things have changed but I know that the special bond with some friends have remained unchanged. Perhaps slowly we will lose touch of each other but I will always look back to those beautiful moments we shared throughout the years.
OK PJ should stop being emo. Despite the crazy traffic in KL and Penang plus the unbearably Hot weather. The trip was really fun. The blue blue sea at Batu Feringhi took our breath away. The trip was really extreme. We laughed like crazy, eat like crazy just like when we were 16 and still growing. The Convocation felt like the end of an era. But it is also the begining of a New one. And I am really happy that all my friends are leading a good life. Living their Dreams and Making things happen.
Oh and age is definitely catching up when some kids in the pool called me Aunty. Those little brats...
PS - Will try to put up some papparazi pics of a very proud Aunty PJ's Convocation Road Trip.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Thanks for being there for me. You are my Star!!
This entry is full of randomness since I haven't blogged for a while.
The stay home weekend was just fantastic. I have been away from home quite a bit this hols and mum is getting a bit pissed by my absence from home. So I decided to be good and stayed in this weekend. People keep telling me how bored they get staying at home but I beg to differ. I think life has been too exciting of late that I actually enjoy doing nothing except to watch TV at home this weekend. Mum was the one who go bored of staying in. So she brought me out shopping. I only want to say that the Mega Sale is evil. I thought I finally have gotten rid of the Shopaholic PJ but now it is back! Thank God I don't have that much money to shop otherwise I will just have bought lots of stuff that I know I will just wear once or twice and thats it. The Weekend Scrabble Challenge was wicked. I keep getting a whole chain of the same letters and there were times I wished I was playing Mahjong and not scrabble.
I also saw my little nephews and neices at church. God how did they grow up so fast. I can't seem to keep track of them anymore. And my cousins who I used to think look like some boy bands now look so serious and mature as Papas. Have I been away for that long?
'Are you scared?' People have been asking Pj if she is scared by the terrorists threat in UK. Pj is not scared. She just feel disgusted by these sickos. It is shameful to use God as the reason for such cruelty and violence. Humans are stupid and they will never ever learn.
PS - Happy Birthday to Joanne and Fel!!! I know its tommorow but I doubt I will online tommorow as I am gonna pack off for 'The Convos Road Trip'. Dreams come true gals and stay true always....
Monday, August 07, 2006
Joanne serves PJ breakfast..
Joanne puts PJ and Fel on Sale at Ikea... Sold...
Joanne made us 'horsy'..
Where is Joanne Hiding??
PJ with her awesome tour guide Jong..
This one very interesting trip by one very super amazing tour guide. Thanks Joanne!!!
Had one of the most lovely night view of KL from Luna Bar. I never knew KL could take my breath away. And walking inside Starhill made me wish I am filthy rich and could afford the fine dining in there. And I love the decor and concepts. They are simply brilliant. People come out with such ingenius ideas. Makes me feel like such a lazy ass for not using my brain much.
Oh and I am not going to drink again ever. I will just tell everyone I am a recovering alcoholic or that I am allergic to alcohol and get lots of sympathy.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
I finally got rid of jetlagness and went on the Road Trip up North. We got some horrible back seats and the whole 9 hour bus ride was bumpy and very exhausting. The church trip consists of mostly elderly folks. I would call them the ‘new age’ elderly because these people travel a lot and are very “street smart”.
I was queuing up in the busy crowded toilet; there was one young girl in front of me. I looked away for 1 minute and suddenly in front of me was an elderly lady. Oh well, ‘old people first I guess’. Then in a flash of the next minute another elderly lady was in front of me. Oh man…the toilet was stinky and the queue is getting longer and longer. By the time I got out of the toilet, it was empty. Everyone had gone in before me!!! It made me wonder if these ‘cut queue’ elderly did it intentionally knowing as a matter of fact that even if they had asked me to let them go first I would have said OK anyway. Or it was unintentional and they didn’t see me at all in the queue. OK my thought of them was that they were really rude. They could have asked nicely and I would not have to think them as rude old people. But then again they are old people and I should respect them but somehow I felt they had taken advantage of my respect for them and they might have just taken away my respect for them.
That was how I felt then but later when I got to know these elderly folks better. They all seem really nice people. And nothing else matter now that we had reached Penang safely. The church is still as beautiful as I remembered. And the food in Penang is still super good. We had 8 course meals every time plus a buffet breakfast. And to top that up Uncle LM and Aunty MN brought us to Gurney Drive for more food. Penang is this crazy island where you can find food at every nook and corner. I wish I could try every stall but I was already stuffed from the 8 course diner. The thing that one must eat in Penang is Penang Laksa. The last time I went to Penang I had it for breakfast, lunch and diner. Its super super good stuff! Thanks to Uncle LM and Aunty MN for bringing me and ZS around!! We had a great time!
It was lovely meeting up with my cousins in Penang. I love hearing them talk about their school life. Listening to their school adventures feels like a revisit to my past. Makes me feel so old. They are all so grown up now and I only been away for a while. Maybe age is catching up with me but I can't seem to keep track of my cousins ages. I can't even remember my own age these days. Age is definitely catching up. It is weird seeing them all so grown up now. The memory I have of them is this cute little children who play like mad with my brother when they come back to Muar. I don't know when I will see them again but I believe they will all lead a good life and I pray that they will make their dreams come true.
I kept falling asleep in mass. Its really bad I know but I couldn't help it I was really tired. In between those nodding off I looked around me and saw that I wasn't alone. Heck ! So many people were sleeping. Many people had traveled as far as Singapore and Indonesia for St Anne's feast and its a long way to Penang.
On our last day as I was enjoying a seafood lunch at Bukit Tambun, the trip leader told us a very sad news a bus travelling to St Anne crashed down the hill and 11 people died. I was numb by the news as I recounted a guy in Penang wishing us a safe trip home and at that time I thought to myself 'Of course God will protect us seeing that we travelled so far to St Anne.' I don't know what to say when people say things like 'These are all good people who died. How can God do something like that to them?'
I guess I can only say that God has His reasons when things happen. We always blame Him when awful things happen and almost always forget Him when we are having a Great time in our life. I am also an ungrateful bitch sometimes. When Shit happens I always ask God 'why me?' I try and try to have faith and be patient but sometimes it ain't easy.
What happened to the victims of this tragic accident is very sad and all we can do is to pray that their souls are resting in heavenly peace.
I couldn't stop my tears when we started singing this song 'Betapa Hatiku' at St Anne's; Tell me now my Lord, what you want me to do...
The trip has been really wonderful. It made me think a lot and personally the candle of faith in me that was blown off for a while has been sparked again and I am thankful and hopefully it will continue to shine through the windy days ahead.
I can't sleep in front of the TV anymore because it just died a few days ago. No more Jamie Oliver mornings for a while.
My only insomnia medicine has died. Maybe I should try reading myself to bed. I really really need to get some sleep. My whole body system is crashing... sore throat, runny nose and the lot...
Other than insomnia life is great. Met up with Power Consultant Miss Joanne Jong for lunch yesterday. Hey girl so happy to hear of your exciting life in KL. See you again this weekend!
PS - I bet there are 101 spelling and grammar mistakes in this very long and 'loh soh' post. Sorry lah couldn't be arsed to check. Going to try to get some sleep now....