Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm Proud of All of You! YiPeeeEEeeeEeee

Today's entry is dedicated to all the gals who have just received their O Level results 1 hour ago. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! hahahhaa.. I had a weird dream last night... dreamt of modest (just afew percent enough lah) improvements in English and Pure and Elective Literature results and MSG in my subjects. Woke up and soon Wee Suan's message beeped its arrival in my inbox... even before I could shake the sleep from my eyes.

My first reaction - OH MY GOD!!!!! Immense disbelief and extreme happiness flooded through me.

Jay Jay was left unfed as I hopped up and down . The teachers and students had done it again! We had created another miracle! I contemplated rushing to the airport and buying my plane ticket home, in time for the 2pm results annoucement in the school hall. But then realised that my passport was still in the custody of the department producing my dependent pass. A fleeting thought of swimming back to Singapore was entertained. hahahaa

My ex-students have just called me admist their joy to share with me their pleasure and excitement. XGG's handphone was passed around and the girls happily announced their fulfilment of promises to get their distinctions "for me". I almost had tears in my eyes when they took turns to thank me. Strange, I am so far away and yet feel so close by.

Girls, I am grateful for my decision to stay back to teach each and every one of you. It was something I knew I had to do. And I am glad that those few months which Alan and I endured had paid off. Thank you. :D

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happie Thaipusam

I'ts a public holiday again today. Jealous? hahaha Well, we accomplished quite a fair bit today.

Firstly, we went to the temple (Tian Hou Gong) a few lanes from our place so that I can change my cheena name. hahaha you can ask me what my name is personally face to face ;p Alan was trigger happy again after we asked for blessings.

Then we went to the nearby nursey and bought some potted plants for me to kill. I've no doubt that they won't last very long in my hands, but I'm keen to develop green fingers. We bought a stand to put our pretty pink and bright red plants (dunno what they are called technically) and a pot on 'bonsai-lookalike', together with some fertilizer and a watering spray can. They are now sitting contentedly in our spacious balcony. Ahhh our house is becoming more and more like a

After depositing the above stuff at home, we gave Jay Jay 3 cheese biscuits to munch and then set off to Mid Valley Mega Mall to run some errands.

We had a sinful and unfulfilling lunch at Mr Ho's fine foods at Basement One. The creamy wild mushroom signature soup was delicious and oozed with all natural goodness but our main course, the pork knuckle we shared was given the thumbs down! :( Our Singapore's Werner's Oven at Upper East Coast Road is much better. But of course, the one we had in Germany, on our honeymoon, takes the cake!

Some last minute shopping - Alan needed a jacket for tomorrow's luncheon and we zipped into Zara and got one for RM499. Apparently, G2000 jackets cost more, amazingly! We saw them retailing for RM699 and more!!! The Zara one was on sale and it was a great steal!!!

Then, I bought a pair of shoes for CNY from Vincci. 50% off and only RM37.90. How touching!

As Alan neded a haircut badly, we went to his fav stylist, Bill, on level 1. I decided to colour my hair for cny as well. This decision was to be regretted deeply. I sat there for around 4 plus hours and had almost 1 roll of aluminium foil on my head. After I washed my hair, I was astounded by the colour. I looked strangely like the hooligans in the drama serial we are watching nowadays. My ash coloured highlights left me in great shock. Depression followed suit. Oh well, at least it's much cheaper than in SIN. ;p

We tapaoed dinner at our fav Robson Restaurant again. Alan had his craving fulfilled and ordered Hokkien noodles. Oh, by the way, the hokkien mee here is like udon and fried with dark sauce. Very tasty, but I still prefer our Singapore style. I had fish head beehoon soup. My comfort food.

After picking up our dinner, we arrived home, dragging the Philips Home Theatre system with us. Alan set it up in no time and now we can enjoy an even more decadent lifestyle! I like!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Discuss Disgust

Yooo... I've been meaning to post this entry for quite some time.. but amazingly it has slipped my mind. ahahaha.

I bring you back to afew weeks ago. Location was at the Mid Valley Mega Mall car park. Alan and I had zoomed in for some dinner and shopping in the early evening, perhaps on a weekend.
We were scouting around for an available parking lot (it's rare, especially in popular shopping mall) and we were doing circles and getting increasingly frustrated.

Then, suddenly, at the corner of my eyes, I spotted a middle-aged man with thinning hair behaving extremely suspiciously. He was facing a green wall (we were in the Green Zone lah) and leaning very close onto it, so much so his whole face was covered. He kept apparently quite still and rigid. His male friend was a few steps away, a nonchalent look on his oily face, but keeping a close eye on the on-coming cars and passers-by.

The first thought that came to my mind was that errr... the guy was touching his privates in public. (ok ok don't ask me why that immediately came to mind..I have yet to explain the wonders of Sharon Goh's mind) Then suddenly, my dear husband deafened me by exclaiming loudly "HE'S PEEING!!!!"

O my god. I was flabbergasted. My jaw dropped and my tongue rolled out and 4.87 seconds later, when my brain fully registered that gruesome fact, I let go a very loud "EEEEEEEEEE!" By then, the man had zipped up (no, you curious monkey, I didn't see his nuts) and grinning, left with his friend.

Can you just imagine? A supposedly progessive country. A huge money-spinning mega mall. And yet how does Man behave? Quite badly, I must say. Of course, the toilet conditions in Malaysia, even KL, are hardly anything to boast about. Most of them are wet and occasionally, one can even see footprints on the toilet seats. But this urinator has disgraced his fellow countrymen with his uncivilised answer to Nature's Call. I'm sure you'd agree with me that his Mate in Cahoots also has to share some blame. I mean, why should you stand on the look-out for The Pee-er? Will you warn him when innocent passers-by get in his way of a good pee? Will you even pass him a tissue when he's done?!?

In Singapore, we have the famous No Littering sign. In China, the notorious No Spitting sign. and soon, I guess, exclusive for Malaysian car parks only, the No Pee-ing sign. hmmm.. come to think of it, maybe not so soon after all. ;p

We shook our heads and sped away from the Pee Zone, our disgust evident admist our prayers for an available parking lot.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Jay Jay's New Album

A Fulfilling Monday.

hey folks..

It was a busy Monday. We went to Uptown for me to apply for a Dependent Pass. Guys, in a few days, I will officially be DEPENDENT ON A MAN. YIKES. ;p Alan then met up with his tax attorney and found out just how much tax he has to pay. Depression hit after that.

Lunch was a quick affair in a nearby taiwanese 'restaurant'. Spicy beef tendon noodles, cold tofou with century egg and steamed dumplings made up our brunch.

Alan tried to get me the Callaway golf shoes after that but the shop didn't carry ladies shoes at all. ahahha. I wonder how women in Malaysia play golf? The golf shops here are numerous but the ladies' stuff they sell, limited. You can see why golf is known as a gentleMAN's game. ;p

Anyway, he dropped me off at Pavilion where I self-entertained from 130pm-6pm. I watched a movie, The Golden Compass which left me puzzled and very unfulfilled. Nicole Kidman could not even save the show. However, I loved the cute lil' polar bear. (Have I ever told you I've always wanted one as a pet since young? hahahaha)

Then I visited my favourite shop in Pavilion - Elements and tried on dress after dress, top after top. Minutes later, I emerged a poorer but happier lady. ahahhaa. Bought 2 dresses and 2 tops. My excuse - CHINESE NEW YEAR MAH! hahahaha

Alan picked me up promptly at 615pm, beating the traffic jam cleverly but avoiding though congested roads. My husband is getting smarter, I must say. hahahah. Then we went to dinner at Robson again. This time, we ordered a HUGE FROG (steamed with chicken essence), hot plate venison and some kailan with garlic. YUMMY!

Then it was home sweet home to play with our beloved son. :)

Fast Cars and Fine Living

Sunday 20 January 2008

Decadence- this word perfectly describes how Alan and I spent our Sunday.

We woke up late (ard 10am) and fed the absolutely starving Jay Jay and proceeded to fix a decadently delicious ( &of cos sinful) bf. Then, we settled down in front of the google box and finished watching the HK serial dvd. hahahah From episode 17 to 25. hahaaha.

We emerged victorious, at around 530pm and dashed off to Bangsar Shopping Complex to buy my golf shoes. However, there was no size. The salespeople were definitely overpaid as well, judging from their nonchalent attitudes and rude behaviour. ;p We left empty-handed.

We zoomed our way down the crowded streets until we reached a cross junction where there was a huge traffic jam. A crowd had gathered to witness a horrifying sight- I peered through the heads from my seat and saw a man splashing some water on the a bid to wash away blood stains.. The ground was red and bloody and we saw a dark blue van next to it, containing a black body bag. My hair stood on ends.

It never fails to amaze me how reckless motorists in Malaysia are. It is as though their lives are not worth very much and time is of the essence. Motorcyclists dart in and out of lanes and squeeze themselves in between huge buses or fast-moving cars. Oh yah, I have once seen an amazing sight in KL. 5 people (2 adults and 3 children) were on a moving motorcycle!!! I am talking about 3 young children!!!!! *scary*

Anyway, enough of the serious and back to the frivalous for now:

Our next destination was Crowne Regency Hotel for a relaxing 1hr 45min treat! It's not called the Heavenly Senses Package for nothing, alright? ;) 1hr traditional massage and 45mins foot reflexology. Very soothing and value for money at RM118. However, my masseur had a bad case of you can imagine... hai! This massage was in a bid to rid Alan of his bad neck ache. Probably from a golf session last weekend - what am I doing, picking up such a dangerous sport?!? hahaha. errr Diving's worse, I guess.

Dinner was at Maredos Restaurant, opposite Alan's office. Expensive but very tasty steak.My red snapper fillet was a bit of a let-down though...

Today, Alan and I have made a life-altering decision. Will update you when we carry it out. :) Nights folks. Love you all.