Saturday, December 13, 2008

Xmas is coming

yeay! Xmas is coming!


xmas deco at ikano





xmas @ the curve














sunway pyramid

Sunday, December 7, 2008

gem of life ep 11-20

It's a long weekend here in Malaysia. Monday is a Hari Raya Haji. But too bad hubby is very busy this time of the year. He works on both Saturday and Monday.

Since i went home to Seremban last weekend i decided to stick around this weekend. I spend half the time cleaning the house (yeah it sounds boring) and watching more tvb dramas.

Here are the links for 10 episodes of Gem of Life. At the same time i am also watching When Easterly Shower Falls on Sunny West. It's obvious I am becoming a drama addict now.


Episode 11 : Gem of Life
Episode 12 : Gem of Life
Episode 13 : Gem of Life
Episode 14 : Gem of Life
Episode 15 : Gem of Life
Episode 16 : Gem of Life
Episode 17 : Gem of Life
Episode 18 : Gem of Life
Episode 19 : Gem of Life
Episode 20 : Gem of Life


Shopping malls are having sales now. They call it Malaysia Savings Sale. You ain't saving if you are buying! Next year will be a bad year, economically. People getting retrenched, bonuses shrink, salary being cut and all. So right now, a penny saved is a penny earned.

Not that I am being too pessimistic or anything. I sure hope we are doing ok, despite the chaotic political scene in our country, politician being naked and all and not to mention a landslide that have taken lives and wrecked many happy families, all amidst the joyful mood of year end and festive season.

My sympathies too all who are affected. (I promised to be a better civil engineer!)

Monday, December 1, 2008

confirmation

after working in the new office for three months (probation), i finally got confirmed. what a relief!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

gem of life ep 6-10

here are the links for ep 6-10 for the gem of life

Episode 6: Gem of life

Episode 7: Gem of life

Episode 8: Gem of lifeA

Episode 9: Gem of life

Episode 10: Gem of life

i found my new hobby rewarding. i get to utilize my internet access fully. but on the downside, my astro is redundant. my next target will be 'when easterly shower fall on the sunny side'

if i were a boy


*not the actual video

click for official video.


If I were a boy
Even just for a day
I’d roll out of bed in the morning
And throw on what I wanted and go
Drink beer with the guys
And chase after girls
I’d kick it with who I wanted
And I’d never get confronted for it
Because they’d stick up for me

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted
Cause he’s taken you for granted
And everything you had got destroyed

If I were a boy
I would turn off my phone
Tell everyone its broken
So they think
that I was sleeping alone
I’d put myself first
And make the rules as I go
Cause I know that she’d be faithful
Waiting for me to come home (to come home)

If I were a boy
I think I could understand
How it feels to love a girl
I swear I’d be a better man
I’d listen to her
Cause I know how it hurts
When you lose the one you wanted (wanted)
Cause he’s taken you for granted (granted)
And everything you had got destroyed

It’s a little too late for you to come back
Say its just a mistake
Think I forgive you like that
If you thought I would wait for you
You thought wrong


But you're just a boy
You don’t understand (yea you don’t understand)
How it feels to love a girl
Someday you’ll wish you were a better man
You don’t listen to her
You don’t care how it hurts
Until you lose the one you wanted
Cause you've taken her for granted
And everything you had got destroyed
But you're just a boy…

Saturday, November 29, 2008

drama addict

over the past few weeks, office have been quiet and slow. colleagues and i get to go home on the dot. another sure sign of economy recession hitting us. it's tough acting busy for 8 hours. and tougher to answer when your boss come and check on what you are busy with!! haha.

i found myself a new hobby. i mean, i have all those extra time after work, while waiting for hubby to come home. i begin to watch movie online. hong kong tvb dramas to be exact. i realized many of my friends do it. some are at overseas where cantonese or any Chinese programs are not available on TV. they use the internet as their main source of entertainment.

the one i am chasing now like fever is 'gem of life' with the cast of gigi lai, ada choi, moses lam and bosco wong. there are so many of them. this drama has 82 episodes. it's crazy i tell you.

here is episode 1-5 for those who has fast internet access:









Saturday, October 25, 2008

scary work day

i witnessed the most scary episode in the office today. one colleague was fired and told to pack immediately......and to make matter worse, the HR was watching as she packed and told her there is no need to clean her desk and drawers. all she has to do is take her personal things.

well.....when i first joined this company i have heard about this lady. the boss even warned me about her during my job interview. how bad can it be, i thought to myself.

apparently she was bossy and like things to be done her way. if you are in a managerial post, you are all entitled. the thing is, she is not, she is merely a draughtperson. by definition, they are CAD operators who draw technical diagrams with the aid of a computer software. engineering firms uses draughtpersons. it's saves engineer's time and trouble getting drawings done.

she loves to comments on the way people work. even engineers'. i have worked with her for 4-5 weeks now and she has given me more stress than the boss himself. not to mention she is not very good at what she is doing but she shows off her previous experience, always 'correcting' other people. i have been an engineer for 5 years. hey i have my experience too. if my method is not wrong, i would prefer to use it, thank you!!

she has argued with almost everyone in the office and caused a stressful environment. other colleagues, me included dare not speak to her, afraid that she might start her politicking and trying to get someone on her side. to be honest, i rather eat lunch alone than to join her, even when other colleagues are in presence.

it's scary! to me, if you are working for someone or some organization, know your place. my previous firm has 'diplomacy' in the year end assessment form. this shows how important it is to get along with both the management and other colleagues in the workplace.

yeah, personalities may differ. when opinions are not the same, people may argue, but there must be a way to compromise. you can't be right all the time, even if you are, there are nicer ways to get the message across. to top it, she is a lady, and a disgrace to working women.

but then again, i learned awfully lot from this incident. if you want to keep your job, DO NOT MAKE THINGS DIFFICULT FOR OTHER PEOPLE!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

rachelle's melaka wedding dinner

on 14th September, rachelle and yeo got married, the chinese customary way, where the groom is required to pick the bride from her home.

the task wasn't easy as the girls (sisters) will torture the groom and his troupe (because they were clowns that day)




first we ask the guys to stand in a line.



they are required to pass a deck of cards, one by one using only their lips.......i was laughing from ear to ear.


some guys really enjoyed it. hey.....get a room!



when they can't achieve the task in under 2 minutes, we punished them, by combing their hair, center parted, just to make them look ugly.


this guy was near to tears, i bet he spent one hour on his hair earlier that morning.


next, they have to eat durian wasabi ice cream..... and raw garlic bread.


and to the little chicken dance.....by this time, the whole greenhomes heard our laughter



the sisters' troupe, all in yellow, to mark our unity...


where is hunny? there he is....married to me, so have to be on my side, yellow shirt for u too!!!


we went to melaka for the reception. it was in melaka equtorial.


the beaming bride and groom walking in




their first dance......so sweet and dreamy


rachelle in her lovely lacy gown......


this is us after a few drinks



this is us before the drinking, ala miss astro chinese posing......


we had such good fun that day....it have been so long since such complete reunion. chai came back from the US, Sheryl from spore, mic brought her bf from Aus.

hope the next few weddings to be as fun......

*(coming soon, ivy's june 09)

Monday, September 15, 2008

home decor



once in a while my hands get itchy, i redo my home decorating or rearrange the furnitures. old arrangement click here

hb works on saturdays so i have one full day to myself. sometimes i go for long breakfasts with friends. other days, i move the furnitures around. weird right?




there are some new stuffs added. like this angkor wat painting i brought back from Cambodia. i still love my koi fish painting. but this is irresistible when i saw it. mental note to myself "dont buy anymore paintings, no more empty walls"



new shoe rack

wanted this one for so long. but reluctant to spend so much on one, it ranges from RM300-RM1000 depending on the height and material used. i use the top to put knick knacks.


new flowers.

haha. if is's not this, then it will be the cherry blossoms which i bought for chinese new year. ( which was in Feb!)


a new wireless router!

Finally! no more phone lines from the living to the study room. it's a small investment in the name of vanity. (yeah yeah, i know i m outdated and so un-tech-savy)

rachelle's seremban wedding dinner

it's the time of the year again. towards the fourth quarter of the year, wedding bells ring, weekly......haha

one of the many weddings we ( bill and i) were invited to, it's rachelle and yeo's. it's the much anticipated event. rach is my school friend back in primary school, in short, we know each other more than 20 years. let's do a list....

2006- chiew lian and sin
2007- bill and i
2008- sau leng and yeo
2009- ivy and andrew (coming soon...)

rach chose to have two seperate wedding dinners, bride's side at seremban and the groom's side at melaka. the girls are invited to both!! yipee...





the bride and groom walking in, the girls threw confetti by the side


the lovely couple


from left to right, top: me, chiew lian, sook mei,michelle. bottom: loose's niece, siew ling, loose and james


top: greg, me, gary
bot: sheryl, mohan, benny


uv, kai loon, me and chai


friends since primary school
top: chiew teng, li ann, serena, melissa, me, kelly, julie
bot: chai, pei pei, jol dih and annam

it was a lovely dinner and i met up with so many old friends.



congratulations again. see u next week for the main event!

new job new hope

i started my new job on 2nd Sept. i came to this office for interview before and i more or less have lower down my expectations on the working environment. this company started in 1980 and has downsized in recent years, and recently received a few big projects.

this is why i am here for. haha. there is a few reasons for taking this offer actually. firstly, the fuel surcharge and the rising inflation. ask the ah pek at any coffee shop. food (and everything else) has increased 20-30%. the new office is nearer to home, by about half.


the office logo

secondly, i want more exposure, working too long in a firm makes someone lazy. no joke! a lot will disagree but i am sure someone out there may relate to this. the most interesting job scope becomes mundane after repeating for a few years!


the new (temp) desk

i will be replacing a lady engineer in my new firm. she just had a baby and would like babysit and take time off work for a while. there is two floors, two departments one structural and another infra-structure. as usual, i works in the structural dept.

there are 4 engineers, one associate director, head of dept director and the managing director in my floor, and 5 draughtsperson. admin and infra is on the other floor.

i was given my first task ( or first project) on the second day. it's a new project, multi storey service apartment, good news i would say. better than taking over someone's design.

i will be hanging on to this job for a while. it's going to be tough but if things come easy, you will never learn!

Monday, September 1, 2008

i formatted my pc

i thought i can get a good rest over the merdeka weekend. but my laptop decided to act up. surfing is slower than before and hangs after a while. after checking out from a friend, suspected that my pc got infected with spy ware or Trojan.

i quickly copy out all my documents and other personal stuff. who knows, maybe my laptop wont start tomorrow. through all these 15 years of using pc, i only know how to dial to internet and surf. occasionally when work requires, i do some words and spreadsheets. haha, a total bimbo!

i wanted to send my laptop to ngan for formatting. but considering he is now my official EX-colleague, i decided to try to fix it on my own. luckily i got a friend who works for dell support. i managed to catch him online in msn. actually dell laptops comes with OS restore CD and another dvd containing all other drivers. all i need to do is install all of them. actually not all, the one that matches my system. the cd contains drivers for all models. the hard part is figuring out which is required which is not. the click and wait is boring too.

i finally installed all the hardwares. now i need to install all the softwares......another tiring day tomorrow.

but cannot...tomorrow is first day at new office...gosh...reality suddenly hits me....


sigh......sigh.....sigh.....

Friday, August 29, 2008

last day in JPT

29th August is my last day working in JPT. It never crossed my mind that i would leave this nice company. i made many friends here and had a great learning experience working here.

But i guess i need to move on, for personal growth and more exposure.


with mr teoh, the technical director who taught me a lot



niza, the receptionist


teh teong joo, the neighbour


ibrahim azhar,the new draughtperson


arafat arifin, the joker


irene, faridah and shima


mimi



wc loh, chief engineer


with lovely admin staff, siew siew, angie and florence. love u guys....


peter and wee


lokman


superman khairul


ida, khairul, fazura


zuraidah and kak ana



wan musa, funny guy


april and ngan


nik hanif

and not forgetting those who are not around in the office for photos, ms chan, yeoh, mr chan and mr cheah.

and those who have left the company before i do, leong, yau, jvlee, calvin, kamarul and wai kit.

and last but not least, the MD, Mr. Ong

thank you guys for the wonderful four years........i love every minute of working with u guys




photos taken on the second last day in the office followed by farewell dinner and the last day in the office.

*special thanks to ngan for all taking all the photos
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