Thursday, December 6, 2007

There was Unrest last night

5 December 2007 Wednesday

Ahhh yes, yet another Wednesday when the movie tickets are priced at RM7/ticket. Whilst anticipating such a great deal, I entertained myself the whole of today by heading down to Hock Choon and buying groceries and also watching quite a few episodes of Tang Xin Feng Bao. Now I understand why my mummy always sits in front of the google box and swipes her eyes with tissue paper. As the horrors of the drama - 1st wife kenna cancer, 2nd wife is a conniving ol' bitch, best friend seduces bf of pal etc etc-unfolded before my very eyes, I sighed uncontrollably and tissue paper started to form mountains in front of the tv screen. In my pursuit of my next drama serial, I shall endeavour to choose something more light-hearted ;p

Anyway, as if reflective of my mood, it was drizzling when I left the house. I got the reception to call me a cab. As the cheerful porter bade me" goodbye ma'm", my mood started to lift until I settled down in the taxi and realised to my horror that the $%#@ driver was SMOKING in the cab. Now, if there's ONE THING I CANNOT STAND, it would be a smoking-taxi-driver.

I rolled down my window furiously and coughed audibly to ensure that my displeasure was expressed. However, he nonchalently continued coating his lungs with tar and flicking the ash outta the window onto the congested roads. I surpressed the urge to tell him off and risk getting carted away to timbaktu (he had the matt look) and gulped and wondered when would the ride be over. Thank God KLCC is so near Lanson!

After what seemed to be forever, we finally arrived at KLCC and I got off thankfully. The 5 minute ride was successful, however, in inflicting me with a pounding headache which was compounded by the fact that the queue for movie tickets was snaking. Anyway, there was no choice, for we had decided on Unrest that night and I was buying tickets for Alan, Nicky, Robin and myself.

Dinner was a quick affair at the foodcourt again and we settled with Thai food which is ironic, since we would be flying off to BKK 2 days later. O well... After chomping down our pad thai and fried tom yum bee hoon, we entered a state of Unrest.

The movie was painful and after the first 5 minutes, the guys started to stir. Well, at least there was a hunkie with great abs, to keep my attention. But there was lots of gore - I'm talking about dissection of a corpse until you can see the rib cage and the likes.. O mi god. We were all quite thankful to leave the cinema once the lights came on.

6 December Thursday

I'm packing for our BKK trip. Our flight's very early tomorrow morning (0750) and we will arrive in BKK at 0855! hahaha. How exciting! We'll be staying in my brother-in-law's apartment next to Chitlom BTM and then will hit the shops/massage parlours/restaurants etc! YES YES YES! :D

and the most fantastic thing is.. JAY JAY will be coming back home with us the day after we come back from BKK! Hahahaa. YAy!

oh my god! I spent my 1 hour kneading the clay, shaping it into a cute lil' mama bear and I just popped it into the oven. But it's BURNT TO ASHES NOW! *sob sob* Where's the husband when u need him?? My bear bear went up in flames! hahaha The whole apartment was smoking (literally) and I was so afraid that the water sprinkler would go off. hahahaa. Sigh. Now Papa Bear has no Mama Bear for company. Damn sad. But since this taitai has nothing better to do. I shall start on a new bearbear now. *pouts* Picture on right shows my burnt Mama Bear..sigh.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sale at Isetan

Alan's watching dvd after a long day at work. We have just returned from KLCC after dinner. Let me quickly sum up my exploits for today:

After getting really bored surfing the internet for jobs and poking people and doing up my testimonial (for further career usage) and watching dvd, I rouse and left Lanson approximately at 6pm. The taxi-ride was smooth and cost a mere RM3.10. How unusual!

I went shopping before meeting Alan and since Isetan was having a year-end sale, that was the first place I hit. I didn't leave empty-handed. haha. I bought a SODA sweater (for our chilly Japan rendezvous) and two singlet tops (for the BKK shopping experience). All for RM126! Oh dear. The guilt is setting in...

Dinner was also extremely extravagant but well-deserved. Alan and I dined at a Japanese restaurant in KLCC at the top level and we ordered THREE set dinners (tepanyaki beef, teriyaki chicken and teriyaki unagi) and we polished off every single bit! hahaha. This pacified my empty belly which had nothing but 2 slices of toasted bread and some canned soup the whole of today.

A Date with Mrs Siah!

3 December 2007 Monday

I woke up late today, like a true tai tai and pondered over what I should occupy my day with. A manicure and pedicure? A movie? Some shopping? However, as I glanced over at the overflowing cane basket of clothing just waiting to be washed, I sighed and trudged to the laundrette, staggering under the weight of the trusty basket.

I alternated the washing of clothes (1hr) with Tang Xin Feng Bao with spinning the clothes dry (1.25hr). And cooked myself some sphagetti to eat to live. Then I scampered into the bathroom to get ready.

I left Lanson at approximately 515pm and the perenial jam caused me to arrive at Pavilion mega mall (only a stone's throw away) almost half an hour later! Alone, I combed the shops and pushed the advice to 'save for a rainy day' aside for today...After all, I convinced myself, my bonus would be credited this month! haha. My last bonus from MOE. :P

I bought somethings for this wkend's trip to BKK from trusty ol' Watson's and just as I was about to give up hope of assisting the Malaysian economy to reach greater heights, I ventured into Elements. What caught my eyes was the boots on display (I am looking for a pair for Hokkaido). RM119 before 30% off! I tried size 6 and decided that I was actually a 5. My eyes wandered to other pairs of shoes and I realised that I could actually justify more purchases at this store because of the sale! However, there was no size. :( Then I scampered into the fitting room to try on a pair of 3/4s (RM79 before 30% off). Proud that I could still fit into an "S", I skipped off to pay for both items!


I ran right down to Mdm Kwan's and there Mrs Veronica Siah was, waiting for me! hehehe. Alan joined Mr and Mrs Siah and I at Mdm Kwan's and we ordered dinner. By a stroke of luck, we discovered during the meal that Mr and Mrs Siah were Alan's neighbours when they were all living in Tiong Bahru! They lived on the 16th storey, Unit 1092 and Alan lived on 11th storey, 1098!!! Apparently Mr and Mrs Siah know Alan's Ah-Ma! hahahaa. After dinner, Alan and I went to our favourite hangout at Petsmore to buy all the doggie stuff for JayJay! We bought a leash, a feeding bowl, waterbottle, shampoo, conditioner etc etc.. EVEN A DOGGIE HOUSE!

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Night out at Central Market & Petaling Street

2 December 2007 Sunday
After our buffet breakfast this morning, Alan fell back into a feverish slumber and I decided to finish watching my dvd "Superbad"(By the way, Gary, the show cannot-make-it lah :P) and more of Zesa's favourite Tang Xin Feng Bao.

Once the laogong started feeling better, the cooped-up wifey suggested that they troop down to Central Market, a building that houses many shops dedicated to preserving heritage and traditional arts and craft. I had surfed the web for "Places of Interest" in KL and that info had surfaced.

Driving there was another headache as, as usual, the roads were jammed, even on a Sunday. *huge sigh* Tension was rife as we swerved in and out to avoid the motorcylists and parts of our anatomy were shown to express our sentiments. At last, after almost half an hour, we arrived at our destination with pursed lips and silent frowns.

At the carpark, a huge stage was erected and some scary-looking head-bangers were shrieking and screeching at the top of their lungs and violating their musical instruments with gusto. We squeezed past an enthralled crowd and strode into Central Market with anticipation.

Central Market is a blue, two-storied building that I was thankful not to have brought the two gin nahs. There were a few 'streets' inside the building that were representative of the different cultures in Malaysia- e.g. Jonker Street, Malay St, Chinese St etc. But nothing held our attention for long except for Old Town Coffee, a cafe not unlike Kiliney Kopitiam in Singapore. We had our caffeine fix here for RM2.20 per cuppa. Ex ah!
Then, after visiting what seemed to be the most expensive toilet in Malaysia (RM0.50 / entry), we decided to be adventurous and brave and venture into the unknown depths of Petaling Street, Chinatown.
PS was only a stone's throw away from our location and very near Puduraya Bus Station. When we arrived we started squeezing our way through the throngs of sweaty bodies, instinctively holding our bags protectively against ourselves. Pangs of insecurity and discomfort emerged as Alan and I quietly and quickly combed the aisles, without stopping to look at the fake Gucci, Prada, LV and the likes. The only stall holders to capture my attention was a wheel-chair bound man talentedly twisting thin wires into dragons, spiders, trishaws and the likes and a sole AngMoh (yes u read it right) hawker peddling cute fruit-shaped magnets (3 for RM10) made in Vietnam.
After a short while, we decided to make our way back to the car (hopefully the Volvo would still be where we parked it) and get away from the stress. What a disappointing trip!
Our next stop last night was IKEA but not for its non-existent meatballs. We wanted to visit the Pet Safari there! It is HUGE and comparable with ours at Vivo City. Same decor and all. There were two little shitzhus and two tiny silky terriers and oooolala a beautiful siberian husky and a cute GRT. *slurps* But ok ok , I better "save for a rainy day". :P

We found a good pet hotel for JayJay (ok we've decided on the name) to stay when we hit the shops in Tokyo and because he is so small and has not had his 3 jabs, he wld probably be boarded in the pet hospital during our absence. The poor dear.. Never mind, we bought him a little shirt though and when we bring him out, he can wear it! HEE HEE. Alan has a similar one.
Dinner was a yummy affair at Dragon-Inn at The Curve. For RM48, we had a bowl of ra-men, drunken chicken, xiao long bao and gingko and beancurd skin. A bit pricey but dollar for dollar as compared to what is sold in SIN. After "mai-tan"ing, we checked out the pasar malum nearby by returned home empty-handed. *sigh* I can't wait to go BKK man ;P