Friday, August 27, 2004

Yesterday on the way back from work, I heard something on the radio. The owner of 5 years old cat is looking for his cat that’s being missing since 2 weeks ago. He said that the pictures of the cat are already being paste on selected bus stops in JB. Okay. One question, how on earth we gonna know the age of the cats? Below, is the conversation between my wife and me.

Azwin: How on earth we gonna know that that is the 5 years old cat that has been reported missing?
Me: Don’t tell me you don’t know how to distinguish the cats age? It’s being taught in form 4 biology syllabus.
Azwin: Really?
Me: Of course dear, you, try searching for the white line in cats tummy. One white line means the cat is one year old. 2 white lines, 2 years old and so forth.
Azwin: Hmmpphh, interesting. Cool fact, actually.
Me: Actually, I lied.

Okay. Remember the pinching incidents I’ve mentioned in my previous post. It happens again. This time, my wife is the predator.

Anyway I’m off to JB with my wife this weekend for a holiday. We’ll be there until Tuesday. Maybe I’m gonna help you poor guy, searching for that cat.

5 years old Cat out there on streets of JB, wait for me yeah.

Huahaha. I’m mean.


Thursday, August 26, 2004

Why? Why my butt?

There's something wrong with the train (Read: Putra LRT) today. Somehow, it just stopped at Kerinchi station. According to the announcement, the problem is being originated at Abdullah Hukum. I wonder what really happened there. Don't tell me that Judd have tried something on the ladies and the whole transportation system stops just because of that. Anyway, Judd, I really like your entry about '10 ways to annoy people in LRT' (Aug 23, 2004). Haven't try any of it yet, maybe someday I'm gonna try one, just for the fun of it. Haha.

And by the way, my unforgettable experience with one of the passenger in Putra LRT happens to be few months back. Somehow, I felt my butt being pinched. Okay, at first I just ignored it, but, after few pinches, I turned around. To my horror, there is one lady, I think her in her late twenties, putting her hand on my butt. She's smiling. And me, don't know what to do, smiles back.

Then she, all the sudden look surprised and take away her hand from my bum and *ok, drum rolls please* start holding another man's hand. Ok, maybe she has mistakenly thought my bum is his (Read: her boyfriend's bum). Anyway, who said that guy can't get harassed.


Okay, this is a good one, received it in my mailbox today. It's a forwarded mail from one of my colleague.

A bus stops and 2 Italian men get on. They sit down and engage in an
animated conversation. The lady sitting next to them ignores them at first, but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of them say the following: "Emma come first. Den I come. Den two asses come together. I come once-a-more. Two asses, they come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come one lasta time."

" You foul-mouthed sex obsessed swine," retorted the lady indignantly. "In this country, we don't speak aloud in public places about our sex lives" "Hey, coola down lady," said the man. "Who talkin' abouta sex? I'm a justa tellin' my frienda how to spell 'Mississippi'."

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

My colleagues and me was discussing about current Olympic games. He said about how technology had change the sports completely. From their diet, their swimsuits to their sport shoes, everything is being tailored to improve the performance of sportsmen. For God's sake, some athletes even reported sleeping in the altitude tent. Gone are the days where the records are broken without any help from this so-called technology.

En Zul: Playing sports is dangerous.
Me: Dude, what are you saying?
En Zul: Okay. You give me a name of one sport that you consider safe and I’ll change your perspective.
Me: Lawn ball.
En Zul: Slip disk.
Me: Swimming.
En Zul: Drown.
Me: Chess.
En Zul: Ergghhh… Chess is not a sport.

2 hours later.

En Zul: Brain damage. Brain damage.
Me: Hah. I didn’t get you man.
En Zul: I’ve answered your question.

This poor man needs almost 2 hours to answer my question to this silly game. Chess causing brain damage. Why didn’t you tell that to Kasporov man? Haha. I think, maybe, talking to me is hazardous for his health. Don’t talk to me man; maybe you’ll get permanent brain damage if you keep doing that.

I got a confession to make. I’m a secretary for a chess club, back then, while I’m still studying in Samad (SM SAS). Yeah, you heard me right Bakh, me the Samadians, you the BBians (both are boys’ school at that time) and we used to compete to get chicks in Assunta. Hmmphh. What a good old days.


Monday, August 23, 2004

Rydee was out from the Malaysian Idol’s picture. This time, it’s for good. There goes the fun from the show. For me, Syima and Rydee had brought funs and excitements to this program. They are cool-sexy-chicks with a great voice. Rydee’s departure from the show is predictable. She’s been in and out from the show more than anyone else. Malaysian seems to liking pretty-boy-Saiful (please, he’s not pretty) or even singing-out-of-tune-Victors compared to her. Thank God, after this, she won’t suffer anymore.

Thanks Malaysian for the job well done.

Bakh, sorry because I couldn’t send your regards to Paul Moss. I didn’t use that tickets bro. There’s something wrong with my car and after sending it to the workshop for a quick repair, I simply don’t feel like going anymore. So, there we (me and my wife) are in front of TV cursing and swearing to the results. Hehe. After their performance last Friday, I predicted that Saiful or Victor would be eliminated from the show. Wistful thinking.

Having said all that, now, I’m supporting Nikki and Vick more than ever. But, looking to the current trend, I’m afraid, Nikki, you are next to go. Sorry dear.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Today our new chairman makes a site visit to our department. Hmm, he looks young and energetic (indeed, he’s young). He then addresses us with a short but motivating speech. Motivating in a way that he’s comparing our airlines with Singapore Airlines (SIA). No offence to SIA huh.

Mr. Chairman: You should be proud working with this company.
Us: *smiled and nodded
Chairman: People said that SIA is great, for your info they only handle 400 flights per week. We, in another hand handle 490 flights per day.

Motivating huh. Cool guy, I can say.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

I spent the whole yesterday’s afternoon in Town Office. First, went to see George to collect complimentary tickets to watch Franz Lehar’s ‘The Merry Widow’ in Istana Budaya and the result show of Malaysian Idol. The former is scheduled this Saturday and the latter, this Sunday. Thanks George.

Anyway, can’t wait to watch Malaysian Idol show live. Gonna try to meet Mr. Paul Moss. My idol.

Right after that, I went to see Dib. I spent around 3 hours in his cubicle talking about his recent marriage and works. He just came back from his honeymoon. This couple went to New Zealand for their honeymoon. According to him there’s nothing special there. The main attraction is the LOTR village, and he even not managed to get there. He missed the bus (to take the tourist to this village) and the population there seems to not knowing where this village is being located. Maybe they are into ‘ignorance is a bliss’ adage.

I’m sure gonna make my time there someday. I would like to learn more about their culture. Okay, I lied. I wanna buy cheap All Black’s jersey actually.

Monday, August 16, 2004

Okay. I'm disappointed with Malaysian Idol’s concert this week. Not because of the sms voting result but the performance of the contestant. I personally like Nikki; she's great last week but this time she has chosen the wrong song. And what’s with the rapping dear.

I personally agreed with you Paul. She can't rap, but she got a great voice. Sufiah and Fazly elimination from the show is predictable. Though Sufiah is a better singer compared to the other half of the contestant, she's simply not a Malaysian choice (I do admit, she's also my favorite). I hate to admit it, their performance this week was worse compares to AF* finals concert.

Glad Zahid won AF finals. It's a great feeling to have Zahid and Linda in top 2. Adam getting the third spot is surprising. To me, his performance or voice is simply average. Bob is much much better singer compared to him.

Had a good laugh watching Mas doing that so called provocative dance move. What were you thinking girl.

My wife's interview went well. Alhamdullillah.

*Overrated singing competition, Akademi Fantasia.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Yesterday my wife did something unexpected. She called my ex just to ask how to get to SMK Bangsar. She got an interview there this Saturday and knowing that my ex is working there I bluntly suggested to my wife to call her. To my surprise, she made that call and their conversation went well and last for more than five minutes.

I wonder what they talked about.

Okay, this school really situated in the secluded area, without any help from my ex, the search will not be that easy. Thanks Ita.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

I bet Alan Smith will become the next Cantona. His volley in MU-Arsenal Charity Shield game is unbelievable. Dejavu. I keep on thinking where did I saw it and then I remembered Cantona. Maybe after this season, Rooney and Owen need to work harder in order to be in the England's first team.

I like certain players from other teams (Henry especially), but my heart and soul is still with Liverpool. I like this team. They got great history, and traditions to keep on running. And now, they really made a good deal buy buying Djibril Cisse (France International). Let Michael Owen go, if that what's he want. After all, we need all the motivation from the player in order to succeed and I think it's about time for him to move on.

All the best. Real Madrid and Owen will surely benefits from this transfer.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Credit card telemarketers.

Enough is enough. Why can’t they take the hint and back off. I really don’t want another credit card. Be it for free. After trying so hard to pay all my debts (thank God), and now you want me to make another. You are dreaming man.

Really, I don’t fancy credit card. I even applied it, for the sole purpose of getting married. I need extra money and I need it fast. So, the best way I can think at that time is applying for credit card. I can’t apply for any bank loans since I’m starting a new job. Previously, I’ve been working for 4 years as system analyst in MU, but being the unexpected human being that I am, opted to change to a job that pays me RM 1k less for the sake of career advancement (what utter crap is that). Smart move? Obviously not. And it serves me right; paying RM 500 per month (mind you, that’s only the minimum amount that needs to be paid) is damn saddening. I wish I could use that money for something else. I love to travel and I really want to use the money for that purpose.

So, I’m gonna be the ‘best actor’ the next time I received a call from this guy. Hoping he get the message this time.

*Receiving the call from familiar number (I’ve already save the number in my handphone). Yayy to that. Haha.
Reps: Hello.
Me: Hi. Sorry I really can’t hear you my man. But, don’t worry I’ve already take into serious consideration on your suggestion. Sad to say, I need to decline the offer. Sorry huh.
*Unfortunately, The line went dead. *followed by an evil grinned

No offense huh. Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.

Silly me.
Sometimes I regret putting my details and pictures in this blog. I lost my creativity by doing that. There's a lot of things I wanna write, but can't because I know in the end I will end up hurting somebody's feeling.

Thus, I tend to write boring stuff.

My day-to-day activities, or even stupid Malaysian Idol.

So lame.

I miss the good old days.

Monday, August 09, 2004

Glad Nikki and Rydee get through to the next round of Malaysian Idol. They are great performers. Malaysian, thanks for voting them and learned from the mistakes made in the second episode. For me, that episode produced the biggest upset so far. There's one twist in yesterday’s episode though. They’ve selected 3 contestants instead of the mentioned 2. Good for Sufiah.

Personal favorite? Syima.

She didn't get through though, but I think that doesn't make any differences. I'm sure there are few talented composers out there who know where the talents are.

Friday, August 06, 2004

There are a lot of ups and downs for the past week. The week started with me and my wife went to my friends wedding (Ida’s reception) in Shah Alam. Dib and Ida, congrats to both of you. You guys look great together. Anyway, everything went smooth for this couple. Their reception pictures can be viewed here.

On our anniversary night, we had our quiet and meaningful time together. My wife's the chef; chicken chop's the dishes. Thanks dear. I love you so much. For the celebration, I followed Ika’s suggestion, bracelet, flowers, dinner and a handwritten card (not in that order).

On the way to work the next day (Monday, August 2), I received a phone call from my mum saying that my grandpa has passed away. Followed by grandma on Wednesday. They both died in their sleep. Alfatihah. Been helping my mum with the kenduri and what not for the past few days. Thanks for the wishes friends. I really appreciate and needs that. Thank you very much.

On behalf of my family, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all peoples for their kind attendance, prayers, tribute, condolences and assistance rendered during our recent bereavement. Your physical and moral supports have touched us deeply and will be remembered by the whole family. It sure has helped us to ease our loss. Thank you once again and may the blessings of Allah SWT be with you.