Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Father and son

This is super cuteness.

I know a good dad when I see one

first trip

Our first trip for 2013.
Surat Thani - Krabi in March.
And for the first time, Ekiel is coming along.

Now I just have to figure our way around.
And an elephant riding trip is a must.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I know what I want in life.
I just don’t know how to make that happen.
At this age, a change can be scary.
And the thought of failing, is even scarier.
Especially when there is an almost 8 year old who enjoys his McD, movies and arcade games.

This is the decision I made, the path I chose.
I always say if life gives you lemon, make margaritas.
But who’s bringing the tequila?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Everything and everyone is talking about marriage.
The gospel. Friend. Families. Movies. And Ekiel included.

He surprised me when he said he wants to get married at the age of 34.
And his menu includes meehoon and fish balls.
*rolls eye*

He also told me to marry a handsome man.
Like he will marry a pretty girl so they can have cute babies.
If I can’t get one, I can always “do” something about it.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Among the many things I have wished and asked for, the Universe decided to listen and combine my blabbing about editing my mobile phone book and needing another clean slate.

“Universe, can’t you tell it was a bluff?”

I got my phone back. EVERYTHING but my photos (thankfully) is gone. All the saved messages, my apps, the contact numbers that I kinda need soon were gone. They didn’t even say goodbye.

And yes, I have mentally kicked myself in the arse for not “backing up” my mobile.
One should not take this kind of things lightly.
Lesson learned. The hard way.

I am happy about the phone but sad that within my two weeks missing, I did not get a single sms nor missed calls.

So I am going to pretend, that this is the Universe’s way of telling me go out and meet new people.
You know what Universe?
Challenge accepted.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Here is a list of topics you can discuss.

- Weather
- Politics
- The Kardashians
- The economy
- Listen, listen, listen
- One Directions
- Taylor Swift's latest boyfriend
- The next general election date
- SW1M
- Memes

Don't waste your time talking about me.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

technology detox

After more than a week my mobile went immobile, I am beginning to think that I am insignificant after all. No one attempted to contact me via other channel of communication to see whether I am alive, or if I am okay or if I have eloped to a foreign country somewhere.

Sure, my family and colleagues see me every day.
But what about the rest?
Don’t they miss me?
Don’t they like me?

Maybe they know I am capable of taking care of myself.
Or maybe, because I am not the type to “keep in touch” so this “disappearance” is normal for them.

Oh well.
Maybe I should delete some of the phone numbers I have in my phone book anyway. Pretty sure at least 1/4 of those numbers are invalid by now. (^_^;)
Why do I keep those numbers I never called after all this year is beyond me as well.
Emergency purposes? (^o^)

The first few days were tough.
It felt like I lost a friend.
Someone who’ll entertain me when I am bored.
Someone whom I can turn to when I have questions.
It’s lame and even Ekiel notices it.
“Mommy, you look miserable without your HP”.

Now, I still feel miserable.
Ekiel is annoyed as I would call out for him every few minute to entertain me. (^__^)

I need to find a new hobby said the boy who whines about boredom (no Ipad as my brother is out of town) and ended up laying on the floor singing to himself while patting his tummy last night.

I think we need to detox ourselves.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Rubber Industry

I am usually not one to be dumbfounded when asked or shared weird questions or statements. I would usually “punch” back with sarcasm or humour. But that day, that day was one of those days where I was truly taken aback. Not only I did not anticipated the question, but I was very much uncertain on how to handle the matter *ahem* professionally in front of my colleagues.

It was a luncheon with two Korean men who were at work for site inspection. One of the guys Mr P was more outspoken and comical while the other, Mr L was more reserved. I am not sure what sort of impressions they have on us local, but judging from the conversation, they were very comfortable to talk and show “personal” things.

Mental, but whatever.

However, when I was busy promoting our local products, Mr P asked me about the rubber industry which I replied that rubber is one the nation’s biggest income. [I must admit I do not know this for a fact]. Then he asked me if Malaysian rubber is good. I of course replied, yes, we produce the best rubber. [Again, zero for my general knowledge but ten points for patriotism?].

He then asked me, “The latex? Is it good?

I thought I misheard him because of his slang.

”What is?” I asked.

“The latex? Is it good? Have you tried them?” he asked.

Everyone at the table kept quiet and looked at me.

Had any of my guy friends asked me that question, I would knock their head silly and replied with absurd questions like, “Why? Have you not tried one before?” But under this circumstance, I really didn’t know what to say.

So I politely nod my head and drink my Chinese Iced Tea for cover. I don’t even know why I nodded my head but it seems to be my current “defence mechanism” when want to avoid awkward situation (T.T) And to think I’ll be 35 this year. *sighs*

Was it cultural differences or Mr P was just a very straightforward man? I’ll just remember not to talk about the rubber industry anymore.

Friday, January 04, 2013

so far...

I commented about the mushy NY resolutions I read on my FB wall.
I have nothing against resolutions except for the fact that I never actually achieve any of them and thus am never bothered to make a list anymore.
Well the mushy stuff makes me gag, but knowing more than half of those statuses are bullshit makes me want to vomit blood.
But hey, if it makes them happy then I’ll just roll my eyes silently.

It is only the fourth and already my 2013 gone cuckoo.

My mobile decided to go into a coma.

Yesterday, I was in the toilet at work when I heard someone came in and did her business no 2. I was washing my hands when I heard her mumbling and suddenly, her door was opened. I freaked out when I saw an elderly Korean lady with her pants down sitting at the toilet bowl through the mirror. She just smiled and spoke to me in Korea.

If life was a movie, there will be a subtitle bubble above her head which says, “I am sorry. I was doing my business and I just realized there is no tissue paper in this stall. Can you get me some?”

Anyway, I do not need to know Korean to understand her. But for some reason, I keep bowing to her apologetically and handed her the tissue. I think I was more embarrassed than her.

Oh 2013. What are you doing?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

sour faces

Why do people always lose their cool and common sense during the holidays?
They can look forward to the season the whole year, and spoils it with their mood swings.
And it is my fault for losing my head because of them.

I’ll try harder next time.