Friday, August 15, 2008

My twisted Back

My back has not recovered and it has been tormenting me since Sunday last week.

I walk slowly and hand on right upper back like a pregnant lady and this movement, coupled with my bulging stomach will, I am sure, get people to give up seats for me on the mrt- IF I take the mrt. hahaha

I've just finished class with Dania and am waiting to go to Hayden's afterwhich I will make my way to Pavilion by taxi (no nid to give up seats pls) and meet Alan there for dinner and Wall-E! :) It is a fine plan except for the back pains and they will surely prevent me from helping the Malaysian economy by taking part in the SALES. Coincidentally, Malaysia has been having sales for a few weeks now and I havent really taken advantage of this. Only bought 1 GAP top and 1 GAP 1 piece top and shorts. That's pretty pathetic, don't you think?

But then again, USA beckons. I shall save my ringgit for a sunny californian day! YAY

nite: I was late to leave for Pavilion as I had a nice lil chat with Shirene. After which I rushed to get a cab and was stuck in the jam enroute to Pavilion in the city centre . When I finally arrived, I tried to help the Malaysian economy to no avail. Until Alan showed up a while long, I could then finally purchase a long cardigan thingie which was to be used in USA. :) Alan, because it was sooooooooo cheap, bought himself another pair of Pull and Bear berms. this time for 70% off! MG!

Wall.E wasn't very exciting and my dinner (curry rice at the food court) kicked in its effects almost immediately. I fought to keep awake, especially after the very tedious week I had had.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

sick n tired of it

I seriously need to STOP and do some stock-taking. I have been having class after class after class and am getting really zoned out. Tomorrow, I shall take it easy and after my two classes, I will pop down to Pavilion to indulge in the KL sales before meeting Alan for dinner.
ENOUGH cooking too, I Say! My dainty fingers are peeling from all the abusive dish washing detergent! *wails*

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Marathon Wednesday

Today I shall attempt (and succeed) to break my record of 6.5hours of classes. I had lined up 7hours worth today. I'm in the process of waiting for my third student and therefore hopped in to update abit.
*yawnz* it's utterly tiring.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Death

Tonight, we arrived at the orphange and saw that all the children were gathered to indulge in a feast. Some Indians were giving them a KFC treat. :) How very nice! Of course, most of the students were late for class but they deserved this break.

On 8/8/08, at around 5:15am, a fire had broke out in the orphanage. There was a flurry of activity and everyone was ushered to safety- all except this seven year old girl. Who was burnt alive. Very sad.

The students looked unperturbed, however, during our lesson and a few could animatedly relate what had exactly happened - them helping to carry the infants out etc. After the fire was put out, the girls moved to their new dorm (which was thankfully ALMOST ready) and the boys stayed put.

During the lesson, a girl who had recently repeated disrupted my classes kept irritating the shit out of me. She made wise cracks, cracked jokes which were not funny, talked loudly and distracted all of her classmates. Some students who were intent on paying attention (even the normally bored-looking boys!) rolled their eyes and told her off. I kept warning her and in the end told her to go sit in the toilet and eat her KFC. She , defiantly refused. But after that , I announced to the class I was going to ignore her and true enough, throughout the rest of the lesson, I just focused on the other 18 students and pretended I couldn't hear her answers to my questions / calls of my name etc.
Ignorance is Bliss- it's true.

After the lesson ended at 1005pm, I bumped into her along the road as Alan and I had packed up and were about to leave. I hope my words got into her head and I do hope that in time to come, we will all see a change of behaviour. We will only help those who choose to help themselves.

Monday, August 11, 2008

dinner-making is tiring

Happy Birthday Daddy!

I spent today marking the compositions of the ingrates and had my head spinning within minutes.
Spent the other half of the day preparing for dinner - watercress soup, lemon chicken, portebello mushrooms with butter and cai xin with oyster sauce.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sunday at Bangsar

It was another fruitful and tiring sunday.
We sped towards Jay Jay's class in the morning after leaving the house late and had training with two other doggies. For the first fifteen minutes or so, Jay Jay was abit off-form and bonkers. He went hopping (like a rabbit) and performed for the trainers, begging them for stir-fried chicken liver treats. Such greed was really unacceptable and Alan and I were malu-ed to the max. ;p The worse thing was, because he is SO CUTE, the trainers always feed him, for no rhyme or reason! OMG!
After a while, the fella quietened down and proceeded to concentrate 'in class'. He was very obedient after that and we all guessed his energy had been sapped by the continuous jumping (like a rabbit).
At 1130, when the lesson was over, we drove to Ikano Power Centre for Jay Jay's long-overdue grooming session. We left him there and then went off in search of a good brunch. Absolute Thai convinced us to become patrons once again as the memories of our previous saliva-inducing visit still lingered pleasantly. Sad to say, we were not very enticed by my duck noodles and Alan's beef noodles, although the papaya salad and the panda chicken did not disappoint.
Quelling the urge to venture into Ikea as we noticed the crowds and long queues at the cashiers, we decided to roam around Ikano Power centre. Alan went into Mac shop and I walked aimlessly around.We shopped at the Pet Safari for necessities (Jay Jay's milk powder) and treats (beef and cheese jerky for training) and clothes (two Doggie Tees) and then left for home.
On the way back, we were waylaid by some police officers who were eager to make a quick dollar or two (or fifty~!) and Jay Jay and I witnessed with our very own human and doggie eyes how a 'transaction' was speedily done, without hassle. hahahaha It was really quite hilarious. ;p Malaysia Boleh!
We arrived home and then proceeded to stretch out on the coach for a bit and watching some hunky female swimmers trash it out in China. Then, gathering our trusty shopping basket, we left for Bangsar Pasa Malum.
It was only 430pm when we arrived and in the heat, we proceeded to locate a pet shop which I had seen along one of the 'lorongs'. We walked up and down and weaved in and out of the lanes to no avail so we popped into the nearest CB for a Sunrise and a cool-down. After half an hour, we were ready to venture out into the sun again.
And we found the shop. Sad to say, it was not worth the effort AT ALL. Even the cocker spaniels were not the cutest we had seen. Butttt we found out that their prices for certain items were way cheaper than what we usually pay for.
It was too early to eat dinner so we went to the Village Grocer to pick up our must-buys. We leisurely strolled along the aisles and causally dropped items into our trolley and ended up paying close to RM200 after our shopping was done!
Next, we went to the outdoor night market and picked up many items - vegetables, pomfret, prawns, fruits and also our dinner of murtabak and kerbab and then hurried home.