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A Thank You post…and more…

It all began like this, last week after parting ways with Arch and Oink Sunday night, I was reminding May to be available the coming weekend (that’s this previous weekendlah) cos it was my big day and I was really looking forward to celebrating it with friends…but I didn’t know what exactly I had in mind.
Plus, I was quite disappointed that Arch was leaving before my birthday. I was “lead to believe” that he would be in Kuching for that…turned out he wasn’t. And I was also quite idealess as to how to be able to gather some close friends together and still have a relatively “affordable” get-together without burning too-much a hole in my pocket.
That said, May came up with some ideas for my big day…some that never crossed my mind even…but I was still undecided and uncommitted…I was swamped at work, didn’t get enough rest for some reason or other and as the week progressed, the more agitated I got. Without knowing it, May offered to take the load of my shoulder. I think it was Wednesday when she sms-ed me:
“I have a plan in mind…but you’ll have to budget more lah. You want surprise or not?”
Immediately I replied: “Yes! Yes! Surprise me!”
I was relieved that she “volunteered” to plan the whole thing…but I wasn’t really convinced I would actually be surprised. I mean, the idea of a “Surprise Party” is that the person who was to be surprised didn’t know that there was someone out to surprise them. And me? I already KNEW that something was being planned for my big day…so what’s the surprise in that?! I didn’t think it would work and that she could actually pull it off. I mean, I KNEW there was a plan maa…so I was certain I’d be able to smell it a mile away.
Obviously, I was wrong.
Saturday came.
My big day.
I woke up early and got as ready as I could given what I already knew. I knew the “who-what-when-why” of the plan…I just didn’t know the “where” part and maybe a lil blur on the “how” – all thanks to May and the bits of pieces of info she did inform me which were part truth and whole lies entirely meant to confuse me. Heh.
So Iza came, my designated driver and May’s cohort for the day. There was her sis-in-law with her so apparently, she had errands to do before we went to wherever-we-were-going…we dropped her sis-in-law at the hospital (she was a nurse, fyi) and then her cousin called her and asked for a favor – fetch him from a hotel somewhere and drop him at Padungan. More errands I guess…
Plus, according to Iza, the plan was supposed to start at 2.30pm liddat. It was already past 2pm. I was feeling rather upset that I would be late for my own surprise…but what-to-do?…so Iza and I went about looking for the hotel and got lost on the way and entered wrong turn lah etc…so I sms-ed May that Iza and I ran into some “obstructions” and asked for directions to the hotel in case she knew.
“Where are u now? It’s at Ban Hock Road..Just beside Hua Hock Inn” was her reply.
So Iza and I found the hotel and parked at the carpark behind it. She killed the engine and called her cousin. Then she tells me to get out of the car.
“What? We have to go up? Aren’t we supposed to just pick him up and send him somewhere?”
“He says he’s got lotsa stuff,”
says Iza.
So I trudged behind Iza and we went up the elevator to the 7th floor and she knocks on the room door and we waited in the small hallway, me just a lil further down cos I didn’t know her cousin. The door opens slowly and Iza smiles and gestures for me to come closer.
I don’t know what I was thinking but when I got into eye-sight of the room’s “occupants”, it all made sense…
Three masked persons stared back at me.
“SURPRISE!!!”
All I could say was “Eh? What the…?” and stared amazed that there was a dimly lit room with food (got snacks, snacks, more snacks and a KFC bucket) and plates and spoons/forks carefully arranged on top of the newspaper covered bed. And on the dresser there was a cute birthday cake…Behind the masks, May, Oink and Sotong revealed their devilish grins…
And all this I took in while still in disbelief that I had been fooled into going up to that hotel room and almost-hysterically telling May: “You LIAR! You LIAR!” and I meant that in the most respectful way ever…Gosh, I still can’t believe I’d been punk’d! xp
But on the false pretense that we were meeting with her cousin, I left my things in the car so Iza and I had to go back down to the car park (where Oink’s car was also parked and I totally didn’t notice!) to take my camera and stuff (I had a bag of clothes in case I needed it…May said there would be “playing in the water” maa…She played with my head! I thought we’d be outdoors or a beach or something…and Iza mentioned something about going to the movies before the party, again, screwed with my head!) and we reparked to the “guests only” carpark where May’s car was…Again, I should have noticed!
Hahaha…so yes, May managed to pull it off afterall…A HOTEL ROOM…never saw that coming…Plus, she screwed with my head just enough to keep me confused so I didn’t suspect anything…YOU ARE NUTS girl! LOL.

I wish…

So after coming to terms with the reality that it was indeed a surprise party for me, they sang me a birthday song, I made a wish and blew out the candles…

Oink sunk some of the candles deep into the cake for good measure and he and May said it was customary for me to “bite” the candle out of the cake…
WHAT?!
So…comply ler…

Got cream on my nose…the candle tasted sweet though. LOL.
It was a Tiramisu cake…Damn sweet. Nice. =)
Then proceeded with digging into the food…May’s mom even prepared some mee for us…(M, tell your Mom sorry we couldn’t finish it…hehe.)
What happened the 3hours we spent in the hotel room was just too sweet a memory to put into words…My BFF May was there, my close friend Iza was there, Oink and Sotong, although I just recently got to know them made me feel like I’ve known them ages…

Me, Iza, May

Oink, Me, Sotong

Thanks SO SO MUCH guys…I really had a wonderful time…A wonderfully crazy and fun time that I will NEVER EVER forget…*Terharu* May, I can’t say Thanks enough…I love you girl…*Muahs*
Arch, forget about Room 205…here’s where the fun was…
Room 705
Oink and 4 girls…in a hotel room…what happened?

I leave to your imagination. LOL.
We checked-out at 5pm, said our goodbyes and Iza drove me to where my bro and sis-in-law were. The next agenda was Evening Mass at St Jo…
After mass, my big day continued with dinner at Pandan Thai with my bro and sis-in-law…I also got to say Hi to a friend of mine who worked as cashier there…I actually amused the waiter when I told him to “kirim salam” to the cashier when he was done taking our order…AS IF I trying to score a date…haha…
It was during dinner that Arch sms-ed me…
Arch: “Enjoyed ur birthday surprise?”
Me: “D day ain’t over yet..Ask me 2mrw.Lol..”
Arch: “Oh..ya ka?haha.bah continue enjoying it then.”
Continued I did…for the third leg of the “celebration”…
I met up with another batch of friends (who couldn’t make it in the afternoon) at Scoops Gelato Bar , not far from Hilton Hotel…

There was Mel, Fion, Susan and Shirl…

Expensive icecream (RM8 for double-scoop) and it wasn’t even delicious…

5 double-scoops of gelato…

Or maybe that’s cos I was already “bloated” after that afternoon and dinner…but the sky juice tasted sweet…Or my taste buds totally screwed from too much sweet food all day…(I may agree with Oink about diabetes. LOL.)
Long story short, I arrived at home at exactly midnite. Curfew time.
First thing I did was open up all the birthday presents. LOL.

A blouse, a religious decor, a mug, a watch, a bracelet…

Loved them guys…THANKS!!! =D
Then hit the shower and went to bed at 2am…
*Sigh of content*
One of the happiest days of my life….THANKS GUYS!!!!! You guys really made my day…

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He actually SANG to me!!!

When Arch sms-ed me out of the blue that he could sing Michael Buble…I replied:
“Don’t just tell me…SING to me Baby! Saturday would be good. ;p”
And on Saturday, HE REALLY DID SING TO ME!!!
(though I only knew about it Sunday night…)
It’s not Michael Buble…it’s Frank Sinatra’s “Young At Heart”…
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Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you
If youre young at heart
For its hard, you will find, to be narrow of mind
If youre young at heart
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on its way
Dont you know that its worth every treasure on earth
To be young at heart
For as rich as you are its much better by far
To be young at heart
And if you should survive to 105
Look at all youll derive out of being alive
Then here is the best part
You have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

Aww…Arch, I could just kiss you for that…=D
Not only did he have this post especially for me…he SANG to me too!
Thanks Arch!…it really means a lot to me…
More than you’ll ever know…*terharu*
Consider yourself forgiven for not being in Kuching for my birthday…
(So…Bong, where’s my birthday present from you? LOL.)

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My Craziest Birthday. Yet?

Just something I “dug out” from my old blogs…
This one was posted around this time last year…
(It was my first and so far my ONLY post purely in Iban…enjoy. Spelling and grammar not guaranteed correct. LOL.)

Hujung minggu tu tadi nang kerja gila laa…
Thursday 11/5/06..My Birthday Eve…
Paginya kerja baka biasa tang bisi kek nganti ku ba ofis…
Ku ngorder Chocolate Cheese Cake 1.0kg..RM40 rega ia…
Pukul 5 lebih, sida Glen, Aaron ngau Jup ngambi aku ari ofis…
Terus taban sida ngagai Tesco laban sida ka meli ai irup malam nya…
Beli Jup Whisky ngau 2 crate ai Skol…
Udah bebeli, kami terus ngagai CSS alu ngasap ke dapur…
Menu kami malam nya…Spaghetti, Nasi Goreng, Agar2, Sayur, Sup Jani ngau manuk ngau jani panggang…
Udah makai2, sambil manggang ba luar, sida alu ngirup2…aku pen bisi gak disadong ke ai Whisky…tang enda cukup kena hang…LOL.
Maia tengah malam…kek bai ku ari ofis tadi pen kena rasmikan…kek nya untuk aku, Jup, Alby ngau Omay…Jup masuk 27 11/5…Alby masuk 24 12/5…aku ngau Omay bela masuk 23 12/5..twins amai2…
Maia nyadong ke kek, kami 4 ke nyambut bday pun kena lut ngau krim kek tadi…sampai ke buk ngau pending ku pen masuk krim…
Tang best gak kenya laban nyala first time ku kena “declare” kenya…
Udah nya kami alu meda “She’s The Man”…sambilnya ngirup ai Skol setin ngau makai kacang tanah laban utai empa semua dah nadai gik…
Laun2 udah bala ngirup pun dah badu alu aku bertenet kejap ngecheck email ngau friendster aku…dahnya tiba2 jak Jup meri ku hadiah…pillow/selimut Minnie Mouse…best..bertambah teman tindok aku…hehe…
Enda lama dahnya kami pen pulai rumah…
Friday 12/5/06…Ari Pengada aku…
Arinya aku dani pukul 3 lebih lemai…cun 12 jam tindok laban tindok kul 3 pagi tadi…
Nya pen ku dani laban sida Glen ngau Larry mai makai…
Udah mandi, makai kami ba kedai enda jauh ari rumah…
Enda lama udah makai, ngagai CSS sekejap udahnya pulai rumah sekejap alu ngagai CSS baru laban bergari ba dia…
Malam nya, kami 15 orang – 3 kereta (2 kancil, 1 kenari) – convoy ngagai Planet Hollywood…
Nya meh first time aku nyewa kereta ngau first time gak ku “clubbing”…
Semalam2nya…
Tequila, Bicardi Limon, Frozen Margarita, Kampai ngau Vodka Absolut flavour Vanilla…
Margarita free giknya..on the house…baka nemu2 jak nama aku…hehe
Taja pia ku ngirup 5 iti nya..enda gak aku mabuk…heran aku…
So ari aku stay ba bar ngerua duit meli ai…manah ku ngau ngansar ke kaki ngau bala kaban ku…
Live band gik perform maia nya…best!
Saturday 13/5/06
Ari udah birthday aku kami 3 kereta baru (tang 2 ari bala kemari enda ngau jadi tinggal kami 13 orang) ngagai KL baru laban meda orang rami Lamai Keaamatan ba Hotel Flamingo di Ampang…
Sempat gik kami sesat dulu ngiga hotelnya…dekat 3 jam dalam kereta…
Tapi last sampai gak kami…hehe…
Best gak la rami ia…bisi belagu, tarian buluh…ngau Unduk Ngadau…(baka Pekit Kumang kitai..)…
Pulai ari Ampang, kami 2 kereta convoy pergi makai ba Seksyen 25 udahnya baru pulai rumah…nya pen, nganjong kereta pulai ngagai orang endor ku nyewa dulu…dahnya ari CSS, nepan ba Larry ngena bike ia pulai ke rumah….
Pulai rumah, udah mandi ngau rest sekejap, baru ku tindok…
Maia nya baru ku perasan…pegu ku pedih laban kalu balat “banging” pala maia ba Planet kemari…hehehe
Gila enda kerja ku 3 ari berturut2?

Zewt, Oink, Charyelle, if you need translations don’t hesistate to ask Arch aka Cibol…he’ll be glad to assist…=)

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I *heart* May…

Aaaaahhh…it’s that time of the year again.
May is here…
Apart from December, I guess I can say May is my fave month of the year.
It’s my birthday month!
The few weeks approaching my birthday never ceases to excite me somehow. Not that I’m vain or so in love with myself liddat, but in any other month, I often feel so small…so insignificant…so unimportant…Come May, at least then I get the attention from friends and family that at least makes up for them ignoring me for the rest of the year. (Not really ignore me lah but…not as much attention as I’d like from them. LOL.)
When I tell people I’m the only girl in the family (I am the second child of four siblings and I have 3 brothers) they always seem to respond with: “Really? Lucky you!” to which I would always reply: “Lucky meh?”
When I was a kid, there was this phase where all the girls my age had dolls, or more specifically Barbie dolls, and cupcake dolls (the dolls that can turn into cupcakes) and big big teddy bears…

Everytime I went out shopping with my parents I would beg them to buy me a Barbie doll or a cupcake doll or those big fluffy teddy bears…but since my dad just had enough to make ends meet, they couldn’t exactly afford to “waste” money on toys…so instead of “Barbie”, I got “Cindy” or “Jenny” or whatever-her-name-was imitation Barbie dolls…and when I finally got a cupcake doll…
Cupcake dolls
My age group had moved on to those Polly Pocket miniature dolls that live in compacts or some portable house-thingy.
Polly Pocket
I guess that’s why when one Christmas, my mom bought me a fluffy white teddy bear that had a red santa cap and red shawl around its neck…that’s was the most precious gift I ever got…that teddy was (and still is!) my dearest possession…it may not be big but it is the. BEST. EVER.
So anyways, being the only girl, I had no one to play dolls with…but I am thankful that my older bro did play masak2 with me last time…hehe…we would pour Twisties into the small toy plate and drink Milo in the miniature toy cups…we also had cream crackers spread with kaya ala “sandwiches”…we even “baked” cakes (mud cake!) and put white sand on top as “icing”…hahaha…that was the good old days…Thanks bro! It meant a lot…=’)

But being around boys, I played Lego most of the time and my bro and I would build lotsa things like church la, rented house la, diner la, fancy cars la, moving caravan lah…macam macam ada…and with each thing we built, we had Mass, had landlord and tenants, had customers, hot-shot drivers and circus people (combined with those miniature toy animals..) hehe…then we would play police and thief or hide-and-seek ala cops and robbers complete with toy guns and walkie talkies…the only thing we really wished we had but never got was those Super Soaker water guns…hehe.

Super Soaker
We even “broke into” a neighbour’s empty house after the owners moved and “salvage” whatever “treasure” they left behind. One man’s trash, another man’s treasure right? ;p
Aaahh…childhood bliss…
[forward]
Growing up as the only girl really felt lonely at this phase in time – teenage years. When everything suddenly changes in an instant…can no longer go swimming in the river or play in the sea using shorts only like before…can no longer run around the house using shirt and shorts only, must have “additional” garments underneath…can’t really hang out with my bro all the time as before since he was also growing up and has his group of friends and I would be an annoying little sister if I followed them. It was about this time where I wished I had a sister…someone to play make-up with, play dress-up with and someone to talk with about how come so-and-so suddenly looks “cute” or “handsome” when he used to be just another boy…
(gambar hiasan)
And around this time also, I had my first real heartbreak…not by a boy, but by a girl…my bestfriend then…then only did I discover that while girls could be all clique-y and “die die must do everything together”, they could also be pretty bitchy and can backstab someone so effortlessly…I guess about that time I was glad I didn’t have a sister cos I would hate to have my own flesh-and-blood do that to me…
[forward]
Strangely, being the only girl didn’t turn me into a spoilt brat (which is usually the case no?)…in fact, if anything, being the only girl has made me become more independent and stronger than I think I would be otherwise…After my younger brothers were born just 2 years apart from each other, my mom had her hands full so I had to “grow up” and assist her in household chores and not “act like a kid” anymore since I was no longer the youngest in the household. Even before my younger brothers were born, I was already quite independent from my parents. I and no one else would talk to the teacher to pay the school fees, I and no one else would take care of whatever problems came up at school. Heck, when I entered kindergarten my dad just dropped me off and went to work.
(gambar hiasan);p
Me, in a new environment, unfamiliar faces…but I braved it, and apart from a few teardrops, I made it out alive that first day and the weeks that followed…Even my older brother still had my mom come to school to pay his school fees to his teacher, until Form 3! If I wasn’t independent then I don’t know what is…(No offence bro, but its true maa..;p)
And yet, as independent as I am, there’s always that one thing that I was never “independent enough” to have…a relationship. And this one is DEFINITELY because I was the only girl and I constantly had eyes watching over me no matter where I was…hehe.
[forward]
I guess being used to handling myself, it wasn’t hard to move on in life…when I entered boarding school in Form 4, that was my 1st home away from home…my family sent me and left for Brunei that same day…and surprisingly, I didn’t cry. I guess my kindergarten experience prepared me for that…I don’t think I was ever really “homesick” like the other students at the hostel. Same thing when I was in Kuching and later Shah Alam…the further I was from my family, the more independent I became… I guess I can say it doesn’t take me long to adapt to a new environment…I guess that one of my best qualities. =) I guess I owe it all to being the only girl then? Maybe…
But whatever has happened in the past, my upbringing, my history…I believe it has all made me into the person I am now…and for what it’s worth, after losing out from all the attention that I crave from my family since I was a kid, they have been there for me when I needed them most…when I wasn’t feeling well, when I needed advice/guidance, at my diploma convocation (THE WHOLE FAMILY came…) and the upcoming convocation on the 26th(another reason why I *heart* May THIS time around)…although it would be cool if the whole family could fly up again, it wasn’t financially viable…but at least my mom and older bro will be there with me…=)
(same as above)
[super fast forward]
Looking back at the past 24 years of my life come this 12th May, I guess I really have grown up to become that Miss Independent “I’m a Survivor” kinda girl, which is why I don’t care much for girls who are damn clueless or bimbo-ish who seem to ALWAYS require assistance…Don’t get me wrong lah…I need help sometimes too…I also want to manja2 and be pampered sometimes too…but I try my hardest to handle things and only ask for help when I really REALLY need it…
But I guess being that way, people tend to look at me and go: “Don’t mind her lah…She can handle it lah…She’ll survivelah…She don’t need help lah…” and thus ignore me as I’ve mentioned above.
(My this is long-winded.)
Anyways, so that is why I *heart* May…
It’s about the ONLY time of year people pamper me with attention and try to make my day truly blissful and wait on me hand-and-foot (not really but I wish they do. LOL.)
So…to the month of May…
(…)
May I have lotsa love and attention and pampering which I NEVER get any other time of year…;p

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A peek inside…

Phew…talk about multitasking…
I am currently blogging, reading blogs, replying comments, chatting via Yahoo Messenger, surfing and did I mention I only have two hands?
Anyways, just wanted to let you guys know that my “About” page is FINALLY up…hehe…its there on the sidebar on the right…
Took me the wee-hours of today (1am-4am) to get it done…
But, YES…it is complete…and I shall take a rest from blogging for today. ;p