Sunday, July 30, 2006

A date!

I just got back from a date. It's been a long long time since I actually went out on a date. Perhaps it's part of the healing process that made me reluctant, or perhaps the fear of history repeating itself. Nonetheless, I had fun.

I picked HY up from her place at late noon, and proceeded to 1U for the movie. As expected, parking traffing was horrendous. I actually went up the parking ramp, then exited, and re-entered the basement. Eventually I had to go up and get the tickets, while HY seek a spot. For those not in the know, if you paid for the tickets via credit online, you can pick up the tickets using the confirmation code at the Gold Class booth. Credit card not required. We caught Dragon Tiger Gate.

The verdict:
Very good action scenes, definitely lotsa CGI. Overall story telling a little choppy, and slow. Towards the finale, the director got a little over the top with his imagination.

For dinner, we went to Italiannies. Dinner was sumptuous. We had Artichoke with Spinach, Eggplant Parmagiana (cheesy), and a Roasted Potato dish with Chicken and some spicy sauce (I can't pronounce the exact words, neither remember how it's written). And a carafe of red wine. No, no.. no nagging bout white meat and red wine. It's personal preference, yah.

Gosh, what a great night. Perhaps we could do this again, eh? This time we get a lighter meal and leave room for desserts as well.

Well, time for ZZZzzz...

Runabout weekend

Supper last night with KH. Very nice to have the company of HY and Fab with us. Very much a pity that we couldn't get more around. TL, TF, Cammie.... apasal tak senang leh?

It's Movie weekend! We're going Dragon Tiger Gate today. KH said there's too much CGI. Wonder if it's entertaining. I just want entertainment. That's all...

August. According to the Chinese calendar, it's the Hungry Ghost Festival. This year, we have 2 months' worth of hair-raising sensations. Frankly, it's to each their own. Cheers to dark nights.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Late night get-together

Hey y'all..

I've had a long week. How about you?
Last night was nice. I got to laze around with a couple of my friends, midnight till bout 4am. We downed 2 bottles of red. Hsin Yee, May Li, thanks for the wines. It's really nice.

Who's there? Well, there's Siew Keng, who's going to attempt 72 hours of movie marathon without falling asleep for a shot a 10k prize monies. Hope she succeed. Then there's Terrence, and his "hamper" of junk food. Dede, who's recovering from post late-night binge. Hsin Yee, finally able to steal her away from her work. Poh Chin, and her endless ideas (you're late). May Li, host of our little gathering at her very large mansion, and myself, self-appointed butler for the night...

PC, we're left wondering what's the ending to that horror movie...

To my friends who're starting (or just started) their new jobs, all the very best.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Mid year performance, team buildings and sore muscles..

It's that time of year again, when all fat cats sit together in a boardroom and see what went wrong, what went right, and where to go next.

As expected, the pressure is on, and the is turned to the max. This year, it's make the waves, or leave the bus. To say it's good, there's plenty of room to fill, to say it's bad, we're not far off. So there you have it. All in a nutshell, we're doing right, but not perfect.

The management trend had geared towards teambuilding a lot. This is no exception. This weekend, I survived a night orientation session using a compass, and a 20 obstacle course that would make any commando proud. Fire in the Hole!

Was hoping for a paintball session to go with it. No such luck. Would have taken great pleasure to whup a couple of hardballs up some stiff butts.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Another weekend, and my niece!!!

Lina, my heartiest congratulations to you and Vincent!

Everyone, say hi to my 1 month old niece, Chloe! Ain't she pretty?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Bz bz weekend...

This weekend is going to be a hectic one.

I'm headed north to a rustic little town called Sitiawan for a ex-colleague's wedding. It's going to be an early drive to collect my fellow passengers, and then a four hour road trip.

The following day, it's off to my niece's fullmoon luncheon (That's 30 days exact after birth). This will be in Ipoh. Wonder if I have any spare time to grab a cuppa of local white coffee? Yum yum...

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Road mishap!

Accident. The worst thing that can happen to a person. Of all the miserable time in a year, this had to happen to me now.

I suppose this is bound to happen eventually. I've been clocking more distance at ungodly hour more and more often.

What took place? Simply put, I fell asleep behind the wheel.
Unbelieveable? Yup. Happened last night (or rather this morning, 1+am) along the expressway near the International Airport.

Prior to that, I had participated in a game of Futsal, which my friends and I organise fortnightly. I must had been more tired that I anticipated. Along the journey home, I pulled over on 2 separate occasions to catch a quick ZZzzz, couple of minutes each time. Somehow, I blacked out later, and in that quick seconds, ran the car towards the middle divider, and scrapped the sides. Good thing there wasn't another car near me, or I would not be writing this now.

Looks like I gotto tighten the purse strings the next few months to pay off the repairs, and sustain my housing loan until I get a new tenant.

Sigh,... truly, the more we earn, the more we spend. It's never enough.