Friday, December 28, 2012

all about food

Have you guys made any new year resolutions? I think I stopped doing that a decade ago. I am not a person who likes to place any time frame in doing anything.. besides, plans are made to be changed. Haha. It's better if I just have some goals in life without adding any stress to it.

But then again, maybe I should make one exception this time. Actually Dr.Jasbir haven't finalize anything yet, but we're all hoping it's viable. And if that comes true, I need to say goodbye to all the good food for a period of time. Tsk tsk..what a thing to let go of. I'm visualizing that I'll be left with skin and bones. Pffft..I wish. 

I'm thinking of going to Nando's (no thanks to the countless ads and pix in FB they've put up to make me drool) and yet sadly, there is no Nando's outlet at my work place. Sushi is another "must-eat" item on my short list, but that one is probably going to be put on hold until sister comes back. That is only going to be next month (?). Oh, I'm going to bring her to Sukiya that has just opened up here in Melaka too. That's three already. Hurmm..what else?

Can I add a tour throughout Korea for the food, to the list? I need to stop watching Tasty Road episodes, where Ho Jin and Soo Jin are making me restless just by picking up their chopsticks :p.
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Yeah, my current dream is to take over Soo Jin's place in Tasty Road.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

hot and cold

I am back at home after being "dragged" to strangers' weddings. I don't even go to my friends' weddings unless they're hosted somewhere near, and if I'm available at that time. And now when I attend these receptions of people that I don't personally know, I am at lost of why I'm even there in the first place. But I think you can already guess as to why my presence was needed there alongside my parents :p. The only consolation are the food, like the scrumptious Ayam masak merah I had at Reception no.2. Yeah, I went to two different receptions just now.

I haven't really steered clear from the cold and flu I had in this past week, probably because I was stubborn enough to not abstaining from taking my daily coffee fix. I used to be strict on myself when I was sick, no caffeine while I'm on drugs. But this time I just had to drink at least one cup a day. Am I becoming one of the others already? They told me that they wouldn't feel right until they've had their daily cuppa.
But I love drinking this Mint Blend tea..steaming hot, when I'm not feeling well. It's so refreshing - cool and hot at the same time. It does taste like I'm drinking toothpaste sometimes :p

My mind is everywhere these days, and just now I realized that there's still a lot of things on my list that are yet to be done. I have been thinking towards those even before, but then I'm getting less sure of something else. Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


I have some stuff to blog about sometimes, but by the time I finished reading all the other bloggers' entries..I was just to tired to keep my eyes open. And so the ideas just flew away and didn't come back.

But this one must be included here, so I won't forget.

My baby was involved in an accident a couple of days ago. I was on my way to work, and out of a sudden I'm left with this

Despair could not even describe the feeling. I think I was a bit traumatized by what happened, and every time a bike coming from the side of my car or whichever direction..I would reduce the speed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

I want to fly

That is the ONLY thing I'm dying to do right now..

Okay I'm lying..of course I'm going to eat everything possible too.

I rarely watch the telly now, other than whatever reruns on whichever series I get to sit down and watch. That would usually be early in the morning, right after I took my bath and eaten all the food left on the table. I eat every single time I come back from work. I really need to cut back on that..bad habit. Bad girl.
But I watched one program which I forgot the title..something something Dubai.
Dennis Keller is the host. I'm so jealous of that girl. Okay fine, she did the whole program on Malaysia..touring every spot in this country. And now she even went to Dubai?
I want to get her job.
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And also Tony's. He has always been a favorite, but when he did The Layover (I watched the Singapore episode)..I want to be included in his entourage.
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It'd be so cool to get paid for going to places. And eating, and flying and seeing everything.
I want, I want, I want.
But it'd also be okay if I can follow Seetoh around.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Spending time with a colleague after work, just eating and talking really woke me up. I need more time with friends, to make my life better. Just listening to others talking and laughing my heart out (when it's really funny, of course)..I'll be content with that.

I think that's one of the things I miss the most (of the time when I was a student). To be able to easily interact with friends. To tell you the truth, I feel envious of the colleague for still having the opportunity of doing all that.

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Now, now..shall I go back to college? Haha..

Thursday, August 16, 2012


There's two days left of this Holy month of Ramadhan and I want to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Maaf Zahir & Batin

especially to kak aida, auntie cs, auntie tek, ibundo, zara, kak reena, kak nurul, kak rc, and kak wahida.

I've been wanting to eat peanut cookies since before Ramadhan, and so I bought it right before Ramadhan started - I already celebrate Eid, apparently :p
Now I'm eyeing the semperit cookies in the container..hehe. I want to eat lemang, ketupat daun palas and sambal kacang too.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


today KBS World is airing the final episode of this Big drama..and I've only realized the significance now T___T

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I haven't watched all the episodes..that is usual for me now. I will get only snippets of the stories. But one thing I clearly get from this Big's definitely not easy to have a relationship with a younger guy.
There would have to be a lot of changes for both sides. One person needs to grow up for a bit, and the other needs to revisit her younger years :p

I would only listen to English and Korean songs, but I'm making an exception and starting to listen to Malay songs again after so long. It will take some time  for me to get used to it, since I know nothing of the new songs. Whenever people around me sing Malay songs..I would just sit there quietly coz I don't know any of those songs.
And maybe I should stop reading horoscopes..but they're too amusing to stop :p

Oh, I need to learn how to be more patient..but being patient is not in my blood, just like some people who don't like texting (because it's in their blood).

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Out of nowhere that word came to me..

I was thinking of how bad I am treating this would have lost it's voice if it can talk - calling me over and over again. Wondering where on earth I am that I haven't written anything for so long. I do visit other blogs sometimes, which I do less frequent now..unlike when I used to do it daily (or even a few times a day) when I had all the time in the world :p
But when it comes to writing something, I felt like I couldn't be bothered anymore (especially after reading so many posts from other bloggers in one go). My eyes would now.

I already spent 4 months plus with this current organization..and it's nearing the time for me to say goodbye. I know 4 months is such a short period of time and I know some people who are very loyal to their job, that they could stay for more than 6 years. My trainer saw something in me, I think..coz he once said to me "I know you wouldn't stay long with this job". I was adamant about holding on to it..with both hands that I said I'm staying for long.

But a chance like this is so hard to come by. Everything started when I came back to my hometown. Somehow working here made me lost interest. And I know God knows best. A week after I came back to work here, I went to meet my former manager and colleagues at Mermaid..wishing I was still working there. I said to my manager (half-joking and half-wishing he will remember it) that to be sure to let me know if there's an opening, thinking that I would spend as long as I can holding on to this job and run back to Mermaid once I have more experience and when the right time comes. I sincerely thought it wouldn't be for a long, long time before I would get that call.

Then, just 2 days after that (I think) my manager called me up and asked me to come see him. I guessed as much, that it would be about the job. He wanted me to work for him that as soon as he got the green light to hire another person under him, he told his superior that he had me in mind. And he was quite surprised that the superior (known to be a strict one, and I used to 'fear' her too :p) wanted me too..even when she's known for not giving another chance to those who already 'separated' from the company before. It was all a very fast affair, and I'm left with less than a week before starting anew at Mermaid.

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 But certainly I'm going to miss everyone I knew through this second company. I'm positive God planned something for me for this short while I spent there. To the person who's living 2-hours away from me who misses me..I miss you too.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Thank God it's Friday?

I didn't even realize today's Friday. I don't even put names to the other days anymore. I only take note of my rest day. And I spent it at home, sleeping. Very unlike me, tsk tsk..

Last Sunday I was the first one to arrive at work, and as I headed upstairs to the office I heard something moving and some hissing sound coming from the fuse box (not the small one, this one is big). I am one to think of the worst things that can happen to me..haha. So I was eyeing my bag all the time when I was up there, thinking that the fuse box is going to start a fire or something :p Then other people started to come and I was a bit calm. Later in the afternoon, the stairs had this funny smell and we just assumed that it was a rat that died in the fuse box.
Come Tuesday, we couldn't quite stand the smell anymore (after scrubbing the stairs from top to bottom) and called around to get people to remove the carcass of the rat or whatever was in there. No one wanted to do it.
Then our neighbor called the authority and got a response. It was on my rest day..Thank God. Wanna know what they found in the fuse box? It was a python that died in there..and it was a big one. That made me scared even more. What if it didn't hide in the fuse box and went upstairs when I was in the office alone?
Then one of the crew just HAD to show me the image of the every time I went upstairs and smell the yucky smell, I get goosebumps all over.

Friday, July 6, 2012


. . . is where the heart is. I'm now back, and working nearer to home.
 The news was thrown to me out of the blue, so I rushed back to pack all my things and come back home. I was told that it would be soon that I'll be getting the green light to transfer to where I wanted all along. But when all it took was just days, I was really taken aback. I was like.."whoa, that's so fast". But at the same time I'm glad I get to come back before Ramadhan starts.

I am still adjusting myself to the new place. Yeah, it's basically the same stuff..just the way they manage things are a bit different.

I just need more work assigned to me. All I do is sit down and watch the crew work, my help is seldom needed..that made me sleepy. Haha.

I miss the previous much. And everyone there too. Should I go visit them anytime soon?

Friday, June 22, 2012

hardly enough

I've been working day and night lately, going to work real early in the go through the congestion every morning, duh. And going back in the afternoon, just to go back to the store at night and stay until the store closed.

Heaven, I tell you.

I don't have a life, seriously. Well, it's been like this for some time. But now I'm starting to have a bigger responsibility and phew, manning the operation is NOT easy. The last few weeks I've been watching from the backseat and worked as one of the team members. This week I am the one who needs to oversee everything and all I can say is that I'm lucky I get to practice more before the real test comes. Practice makes perfect, rightttt?

There are a lot of things I need to be thankful for - for being sent to this particular store. A lot to learn, and there's also the lil' hidden surprise. Every time I feel tired, I'll just tell myself that I'm better off learning at this super busy store and later be transferred to another one (if I'm lucky), than learning at a so-so store and later get sent to a busy store.

p/s: Today a simple "hati2 k" made my day ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012


Contradictions really bring confusion..I do different things and meant something else whenever I was nervous. Yeah, nervous me could have been sending mixed signals to people out there. But I do hope I showed what I really meant after that.

I'd be serious most of the time while working (read: when the orders can't stop coming in), running here and there. It's like I manned all the station - I'm the one who pick up calls, take orders and do a lot of other stuff. Thankfully there's this one person who helps me whenever I seem to be needed at different places. If not, I'd have to run all the time to cover the field :p
Glad is not suffice to describe, I'll need to check the dictionary for the right word. Haha.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

the heat

I have finished my 6 weeks training on Saturday, although I got the day off and only went to meet the others a couple of hours before everyone went back. I haven't gotten the green light to go back to work at a store in my hometown, so I'll be staying there temporarily. Staying is not the problem, coz I somehow prefer to stay near the HQ when I'm still learning. Unfortunately, I don't quite like the store that I've been assigned this moment. Oh, we'll see.

This is the reason I got the day off that day - it's my convocation day.

Monday, April 23, 2012

two weeks

It's been that long since I entered the new company and the training session started..that is such a short time, but it already feels like a year here. Thanks to the awesome trainer and colleagues. I can't think of the time when we have to part ways at the end of the training period.

If only my convocation ceremony is not on the same day as the last day of training. I'm going to miss them so much. Hopefully all our plans would work out.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Yesterday, or should I just say early this morning I was sent away by my former colleagues all dripping from head to toe. They purposely assigned me to the closing shift, which I spent my own sweet time cleaning all the stuff - I was sick of cleaning everything already, after 4 nights straight of same old closing shift.

I finished one hour later than the usual and had to let them pour two containers of yucky murky water on my body. They even sprayed whipped cream on me. Boohoo.
Yes, there were photos of me taken by them..but I wouldn't want to look at those photos. So no photos will be posted here also. Fortunately they were kind enough to bring out water for me to wash myself a bit. If not, I'd be a disgusting looking creature with flour and all sticking on my clothes.

Those few minutes of fun for them was a nightmare for me. I had to soak the clothes long enough until they stopped smelling yucky. Huhu.

If only it was like this
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Now I'm so lazy to pack my clothes. I need to borrow Mary Poppins' bag.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

switch it off

I used to love sitting in the dark during Earth Hour in the past years when I was a student. If it's up to me, I would say let's just switch the lights off all night.

This year I went through the Earth Hour at work, taking orders from customers who varies from those who shoved their smartphones/tablets in our faces and those who asked for our help in checking in to foursquare to get the free frappe.
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All I can say was I am glad I was only taking orders, and not doing the longggggggggg line of frappes. Even if all I needed to do was talking, it was very taxing. This photo doesn't quite describe the real crowd that night.
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Monday, March 26, 2012


I'm already feasting my eyes on these photos of Geun Suk as Seo In-ha, from his new drama Love Rain.
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Who wouldn't want to watch him?

Sunday, March 25, 2012


I'm currently watching The Rooftop Prince online - which is not what I ordered. I hate watching anything online, especially when it's something superb like this drama.

I was drawn to it because of Yoochun.
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After I watched him in Miss Ripley, I wanted to watch more of his acting - he's quite a good actor. There are dramas in which the first episode or even few episodes after that would be so bland, they couldn't attract people to continue watching. The Rooftop Prince is nothing like that. It was downright funny, thanks to the Crown Prince and the trio.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

lies and deception

It's been a while since I last mention about K-drama here, I couldn't even remember the last time. I finished watching Warrior Baek Dong-Soo a couple of days ago, after weeks of watching it..slowly.

Now it's Miss Ripley's turn. It's such a scary story about how bad someone can make up stories and pretend everything is real to others, when it's a sham. The saddest part (for me) was when both guys went to buy a ring for Jang Mi-ri and stumbled upon each other. The guys are different - Song Yoo-hyun (JYJ's Yoochun) is younger and shows his love for Jang Mi-ri in a sweet and innocent way, while Jang Myeong-hoon is more mature and very attentive.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

all this talk

I've been wanting to get a new job for a while, since the environment was a tad bit (a bit, huh?) suffocating at work. And besides, I need to look for something which has a better prospect for me. Because even if the pay is okay, I can't really wait for at least one year just to get promoted one level up. How long do I have to wait before I can be where I aim to be?

Working there was fun, but lately it's been a bore..especially since business is a bit slow. So I tried hard looking out for something else. Days went by without any news, until one call came for me. Then other companies seek me out for interviews. I was excited, thinking of the windows of opportunity that have opened up.

This morning I got the news that I got the job I wanted, but I haven't got the chance to talk to the other - so I need to put my decision on hold.

One thing is confirmed, that I'm taking off the green apron. I feel happy, but at the same time I feel sorry for my manager. But things like this happen all the time, right. It could happen to me in the future too. Karma, I know.
I'm gonna miss the coffee, and all the Korean customers. That is for sure.

Today's a great day for my youngest brother too. He was so moody all the time before - because of his driving tests, and because of the SPM result coming out. Then he passed the tests, but he was still moody. Maybe he was really scared of what unexpected thing could pop out.
But, he got a call yesterday (yes, a day before the result is announced) from his teacher saying he needs to go to the state's education dept. He thought the teacher could have made a mistake, still didn't believe it and he couldn't really sleep last night. My brother is one of the top 3 students at Mozac.
I'm the only one who didn't do as well as my siblings, and I'm the eldest :p Shame on me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


I already told my manager last month that I need extra rest days because of this trip, and he was okay with it. I was excited ever since then, but felt the days could have gone faster so I can be away from work and have fun..eating. Yeah, that was what I planned long ago and that was what I did there.

We didn't reach Kelantan on the first day. The journey started from home, then to Shah Alam and then we headed to KL. After I finished taking care of things there, which was around 1 in the afternoon, only did we head to Kuantan and onwards. We decided to stop for the night in Kuala Terengganu, which was great because the next morning I got my fill of Akok gula pasir, Akok gula merah and another type of kueh that I don't know the name, at Pasar Payang. I go crazy whenever there is an array of kueh waiting to be picked by me :p

Then we continued the drive towards Kelantan and picked up my sister. We had vegetarian lunch because my sister loves to eat that at the cafeteria. We walked around Bazar Buluh Kubu after we had some rest and mom bought Batik shirts for my brother. That night we went to Wakaf Che Yeh and it was totally different from the last time I went there. It was packed with people because the next day was Friday and they don't have to work. I felt suffocated having to walk at narrow alleys with people bumping into each other all the time. I didn't really look at the stuff there after a while, I was trying to figure out which way we came from.

This photo was taken the next morning, after breakfast at Pasar Siti Khadijah. We went there quite late, and I didn't see any Akok at the stall near the stairs. Only Bahulu was left. If not, I'd surely buy some from the lady.

After that we spent some time at KB Mall, then back to the hotel for a nap before going out again. This time we went to the night market near my sister's campus. There were so many food that I wanted to try. But we could end up wasting them, so I tried very hard not to be tempted by everything :p There's this kueh which has yam cubes in rice flour and wrapped in a leaf, which made it looked a bit like kueh was so nice.


where else can we get coconut shake with this price?
love the one with grated coconut filling

The next morning we bought even more kueh for breakfast. It was the best holiday for me, especially since there's no telling if it's the last one for a long time after this. We stopped at the Crystal mosque because I've never been there. Yeah, lame I know.

Another stop was at Kampung Geliga, Kemaman for satar and otak-otak. And so we were done with the stops along the journey. Maybe I really should move to the east coast..hehe.

Monday, March 12, 2012


The most awaited time is getting very near..I've been waiting in anticipation since last month. But before having fun, away from work (if I may add)..I have to complete some tasks. One given by my manager, others are the result of my persistence. I'm hoping everything would turn out for the better.

My manager asked me to 'represent' the store for the coffee tasting session in front of the District Manager. I was feeling a bit anxious, because it could turn out to be a scary moment if I make any mistakes. I have only conducted two sessions before that, one in front of my supervisor..and another in front of my manager. The manager said I did good, so I need to do it for the store's sake.

Thankfully I did okay, and the DM was satisfied. She said she was impressed because I had been in the company for less than 3 months and yet I showed them I can do it. I did jumble up some words, for the part that I didn't read much beforehand :p
Next time I need to be real prepared, and that is if there's next time.
I need some acting lessons, any tips? Haha. 

I need to do well for another three tasks, tomorrow and the next day. This is for myself, and I hope I can do as well as today. Gotta go rest because tomorrow's going to be a longggg day.

Monday, March 5, 2012

counting the years

We live just 30 minutes from each other, but seldom have the chance to meet. Now it's hard too - she don't have to work on weekends, but it's the opposite for me.

I'm just thankful we get to meet again last Friday, albeit it was a quick one. We went to get our coffee fix, some sushi and spent the rest of the time talking. We haven't got enough, but soon it was time to go. I'm aiming for a whole day next time, you better prepare yourself dear. ;)
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Oh, and the vacation we have in mind..really can't wait for that. I'll get ready the list of food we should eat first..haha.

Note: We didn't plan on wearing the same color, we just think alike :)

Monday, February 27, 2012


Rest day is meant for sleeping or just doing nothing -  at home. But today I spent the whole day waiting for my number to be called.

My passport has expired, so I thought of going to the Immigration Office for a new one. And make a new Mykad while I'm there, coz both the office are just meters away from each other. I went with my youngest brother, after getting our photos from the photographer we quickly headed to Ayer Keroh. I know there would be a lot of people there as it was after 10 am, but there were so many people..they flooded the building and compound.

We went to the Immigration Dept. first. But when we wanted to fill in the forms, we found out that my brother would have to come another time - as he's still under 18 and needed either my mom or dad to be present. It was the second time for him there, that means he needs to make a third trip just to renew his passport.
There were a lot of people waiting but I think it's still better than the Registration Dept. Within an hour I finished handing in the old passport at the counter and paid the fee after waiting. Then I was told to wait an hour. So I went to the Registration Dept. to change my Mykad. I was given the number 1374, when they were serving number 12** at that time. I need to wait behind a really, really long queue.

After waiting for some time (I must be crazy today), I decided to go out for lunch and come back later. Even after one hour, there was still around 50 people before me. So I went to pick up my passport, and continue waiting at the Reg. Dept...and nearly sleep there in front of the crowd :p

Finally after more than two hours (or was it three?) of waiting, it was my turn. And after done with the photo (which the guy did a bad job) and finger-print, I need to wait another hour. So we went out again, this time to Mydin Hypermarket. I was tired with all the waiting, and getting grumpy..thank God for ice-cream. I really enjoyed the cheap but yummy King's ice-cream being sold beside the Jonker Walk kopitiam there. It was really chocolate-y and I forgot all the waiting I did earlier. Okay okay, a bit not all.  

My brother said I eat a lot when I'm not working. Well I do think about food most of the time, and when can I go out and eat all the yummy food other than rest days? Haha

Friday, February 24, 2012

worth it or not?

I already planned on going to eat at Crystal Bay's ikan bakar when I heard my brother's coming back home. But mom wanted to try the one in Muar. Sabak Awor, to be precise.

After getting lost for a bit (because we have no idea of the exact location of the place), we finally found the place - dad went to ask a person by the roadside, and mom called her colleague. So we headed to Wak Jos' - a little bit further ahead from the Medan Selera Ikan Bakar Sabak Awor.
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We chose the seafood and waited for our food. Then I saw the sign for satay. Hehe. What can I say? I just love food. You can also order different types of fried rice and noodles, unlike the places that we used to frequent here.
We have to wait quite some time for our food to arrive, especially because there were many other customers.

But, the total bill was very cheap compared to the ikan bakar joints here. The food taste nice too. It's just a little farther away from our house, it took us a 30-minute drive to reach there.

p/s: Looking at Yusry and Lisa's solemnization pix wistfully..huhu.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

say cheese

Yesterday I was busy cleaning up something at work when a customer called me,

The lady: Miss..I want to order.
Me: Hi :)..what would you like?
The lady: I want chocolate Oreo cheese..blended. 

I was trying to minimize any facial changes and trying to keep composed.

Me: Erm..but we don't offer any chocolate Oreo cheese ice blended beverage here.
       We do offer Chocolate Cream Chip ice blended beverage. Would that do?

That is my first time taking that kind of order. Maybe the company could invent that new recipe after this - chocolate with Oreo cookies and cheese. But I definitely won't drink that one.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I am not quite sure of what to call this person, or family rather. I shouldn't blab on other people's characteristics because I am not a perfect person myself. But somehow I need to vent, and help others to not make these kind of mistakes.

This girl likes to order people around and push all the hard work away, not even being discreet at that. She will just say,
You do do that..
I don't want to do any more work, I'll just wait for the time for me to clock out of work.
You take the orders from the customers, I'm too lazy to do that.

The animosity (or is that too harsh a word?) towards her grows day after day - how long can you stand that? At first I'm still being cool, didn't show any bad feelings towards her. Whereas I used to show every emotion on my face, people would know if I don't like anything. But now I can't promise that I'll be comfortable with her.

The first time she hitched a ride with me (after the closing shift) I told her I couldn't send her to her house. I was only willing to drop her at the pump station near the junction towards her house - it was around 10 minutes drive from there, and the area is not well lit. What am I to do other than that? It's in the wee hours in the morning and I would have to drive back to the main road ALONE along that dark area.

At first her mom told her to just sleep at my house. What the? You were not even willing to come pick up your daughter when it's so near your house already. It's not like she needed to be picked up at the work place. That one sentence from her mother already made me question the family's way of thinking. But after calling a few times, her father came to fetch her from the pump station.

Then I did the same thing every time she hitched a ride with me. And it's not like I just leave her there, I waited until her father came. I thought it was enough, and that they are okay with that arrangement.

But NO. Yesterday another girl told me that the 1st girl's father is unhappy because I won't send her straight home and that he needs to go out and fetch her each time I send her back. NICE. This calls out for Like father, like daughter. Or actually it's Like parents, like family.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I didn't celebrate Valentines early, it was just another way to address 14th February. Me and my colleagues spent yesterday (until the wee hours in the morning, hence the title) cleaning the store spick and span. Heard that McD in Dataran Pahlawan also did the same thing last night. I worked the opening shift yesterday and re-arranged the POS area, the manager wiped the glass panel squeaky clean and another partner was assigned to clean all the lighting fixtures. I was reluctant to come to work early and then having to go back there at night, after closing time. But when the time comes, I was really glad - coz I didn't have to scrub the floors and wipe down the walls clean. I know how I would feel this morning if I do all that - sore all over.
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I helped the others washing some of the tools (as we always do every closing shift) because they have so many things left to be washed. And then I moved on to stock up the condiments bar, before cleaning the pastry case. Bad move. My supervisor saw me cleaning it, and told me to take the heavy glass shelves out before cleaning every corner. There were a lot of crumbs hiding behind those little corners.

This morning I woke up with a sore throat and aching arms. I really need the day off today, but I can only rest tomorrow. Sigh.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I had been imagining the yumminess (does that word even exist?) of the curry laksa after reading about it so many times at kak Peej's blog. And then there were also posts about them reducing the portions of food, but I was hopeful that they'll be good (as in being generous) when this outlet is new.

So I went to the PappaRich in Melaka Raya with my brother on this very day when I don't have to work. I hate going the same way that I use to go to work every single day, and would usually head somewhere else if I want to go out - but today was an exception. All for PappaRich, and they had to let me down.

The only time I went to PappaRich before was with one of my friends when I visited her a year ago (if I remebered well). We shared Roti Bakar Susu as we already bought sandwiches for lunch. That Roti Bakar Susu was so delicious and they were very generous with the condensed milk. We looked at other tables having delicious food, and I somewhat wished for them to open one outlet in Melaka.

Yet I didn't have time to go there for a meal even after they've been opened for quite some time.
So after putting it off long enough, I drag my brother there. I didn't even need the menu, I could just say what I wanted to eat. So I chose those two dishes and brother picked the chicken rice. Everything was a let down. The Roti Bakar Susu was a far cry from the one I had back then. I couldn't even tell it was Roti Bakar Susu when I looked at it.

The chicken rice portion was so small, and they give some kind of seafood broth to go with it (I'm not sure what it was, actually).

And don't even get me started with the curry laksa, they put in two small parts of chicken wings - totally different from what I expected.

All that for the sacrifice I did (I gave up sleep to go out and eat there..huhu).
Then while I was waiting for my brother who went to catch a movie, I hung out at my work place - every single day I went to work. So much love for work??
I was very sleepy, though and I think people passing by can even see me yawning (or rather, trying to stop yawning) :p