Thursday, December 31, 2009

The final entry for 2009

Seven more hours before the year ends. The whole house is busy cooking and what not, while I sit in front of the computer wishing everyone a good year ahead, blah blah blah. Besides, from my years of experience, it is wise to stay away from all the commotion. I’ll stick to scrubbing pots and pans anytime.

Christmas was very good. It could be better, I know it could but I was just too exhausted to play the bubbly hostess.

“There’s no game this year, blah blah blah”. *sighs*
Oh well. We can’t make everyone happy can we?

2009 was a great year despite the whining. I am grateful for everything that had happened this year.

  • Executive Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management from UTMSpace
  • Best student award for the Executive Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Went to Bali (My first overseas trip!)
  • Finally went to the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak
  • Also finally went to Labuan
  • Achiever of the Month for May 2009
  • Had my first getaway with Ekiel to Pulau Manukan
The list goes on but this is all I can think of at the moment. Will update later.

For next year, I wish the year would still be kind to me. I have so many things to look forward to and among them are my Manila and Ho Chi Minh trip. *woohoo* Hopefully work will be better and there’s positive progress in other areas of my life. *winks*

2009 was great but 2010 will be better. I just know it will.
Happy new year people.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

the day before Christmas

The past two mornings were eventful.

On Wednesday, I was about to put on my shoes in the car when I saw something hanging at the bottom of my pants. I was about to flick it away when I realised it was moving. It was a huge but confused caterpillar. It must have mistaken my brown pants as a tree. *LOL* No idea how it got there.

Though I think it was cute, I flinched every time it moved.

My brother took a tissue and tried to remove it but that thing was stubborn. He had to squeeze it and it bled a little. Yes, it bled. There was a spot of blood but I wasn’t bitten.

The caterpillar

Then this morning, at the traffic light near the hospital, the car was making this weird sound. My sister thought the tyre burst but I saw her hitting something on the road. We had to stop at the bus stop and my sister went to check what happened.

She said nothing is wrong until she bent down to see under the car. My sister drove over a box and it got stuck. My sister was wearing a skirt so I had to bend down to pull the box away. I wasn’t strong enough to pull it and my sister found a stick and started poking. We finally got the box off.

Whoever owns the box, *sticks tongue out*.

Christmas is finally here. *woohoo*

Santa doughnut. It looks better than it taste.

Happy Christmas people.
Be good. Be safe.
Hugs & Kisses.

Cheap labour but he takes forever to ground the nut [for Kuih Makmur]. Plus he sweats too much. *LOL*

Monday, December 21, 2009

a quick quickie

I cannot wait for the post Christmas/pre New Year holidays!!!

I have used up all my energy and patience dragging myself around the past couple of weeks. The last three days of break wasn’t enough, especially with the subtle but nevertheless annoying migraine I’ve been getting lately.

Which explain the mood swings.

Unfortunately, I am not the only Christmas grouch around. People are grumpier and more agitated this year and I could give you a long list of reasons for this un-Christmas-sy behaviour.

They say, “This is the season to be jolly”, but it’s easier said than done.

A friend was scheduled to go home this Wednesday to celebrate Christmas with her family but unfortunately, her dad passed away this morning. We didn’t know how to console her when she asked “Why didn’t he wait for me?”

It was heartbreaking.

I know it won’t be easy but let’s make the best out of whatever circumstances we are in.

I am now more determined to make it one memorable Christmas even if this means I have to drag myself around until Christmas.

Friday, December 11, 2009

December quickie

I’m still here people.
I’m just a little busy catching up with life.
Life shouldn’t be this complicated but it is.

I am not just talking about work, but everything else as well.

Ekiel has been complaining about me going to work these days.

This morning when he was upset I would not skip work and stay with him at home, I told him we need the money to buy Christmas presents. He made me depressed when he said, he already got the Christmas computer from last year and he doesn’t need a new one. *sighs*

I love that boy so much, I sometimes worry I would not be able to love another [child] the same way.

Someone whom I barely know asked me a question that left me speechless the other day.

“So, are you going to have another child?”

I looked at another friend for help but instead she was waiting for my answer too.

“Err… maybe another one. The proper way of course” I replied, while planning my escape route in my head

She went on saying I am lucky to have such supportive family.
I agree. I am very blessed indeed.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December is here!

Why am I so bloody happy comes December?

I don’t know. There is just something about December that is so contagiously joyful. The air smells fresher. People seem to be in a better mood. Christmas carols give me that tingly feeling that I like and I swear I have more love (and patience!) for everything and everyone. Okay, I may exaggerate on that one but I do *heart* December.

I have done my Christmas shopping, well except for Ekiel’s that is. *pats on shoulder* Yes, I surprised myself as well. I already have a present theme for this year, so it was easy. My only problem was to find the perfect fit. *winks* I also shop early because I worry I may use the money for something else, yes, I am weak like that, and of course to avoid the crazy Christmas shoppers.

People become crazier during the festive season.

I was hoping the Christmas tree is up when I got back yesterday, but my mom told my son the Christmas tree have not grown yet.

I told Ekiel to pee the tree.

I know what I want for Christmas but the chances of pigs flying are much higher. *sighs* What to do? That’s life. Definitely applies to me only, of course. The world needs a tragic comic, and that people is the purpose of my existence. Until I fix the mess in my life, I hope. *fingers crossed*

Till then, grab a beer, and enjoy the show.

Have a good December people.