Sunday, August 31, 2008

Happy 51st Birthday, Malaysia!

I have been driving around Shah Alam quite often this past one week, and much to my disappointment, people did not seem to be so patriotic for the upcoming merdeka this year. I only spotted one kancil with a flag on its front mirror. It's sad, but I can't say much coz even I didn't put any flag on my car..I don't want to spoil my dad's car ok! :)

I was on the road during the countdown to merdeka today and managed to watch the fireworks which was set from the Dataran Shah Alam from far. It was a very short one. Probably lasted for 3 minutes. Sad la.

I guess people are not really in the mood this year coz the Merdeka holiday coincides with the first day of fasting month. People are rushing to go back to their hometowns to spend their first day of Ramadhan with their love ones. Well, it's just a theory.

Anyway, Happy Merdeka to all!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy or ?manic baby

I was just surfing the net aimlessly yesterday when my sister recommended me to watch this video.

And so I typed 'Hahaha' on the search panel of Youtube. What sort of video title is that??

Anyway, I just couldn't believe it when I saw the video. It had over 59 MILLION views!!?? Wow.

Check it out. Hope it'll cheer up a lot of people out there, especially the ones who are expecting a baby anytime soon...:)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alia's Wedding

This is rather overdue...

I was invited to Alia's wedding reception-which was on the 020808, but was on-call on that day..Hence, I took the extra effort to drive down from Banting that Friday night,the day before the reception, i.e.010808 to attend her akad nikah at her new home..You see, it was important for me to attend her wedding as we were close when we were in Form 2..

Anyway, the solemnization ceremony was lovely..Alia appeared so calm and cool, while I was having butterflies in my stomach..Funny...

It was nice seeing her happily married to her first and only boyfriend..How lucky can one get?

The one and only photo of me and the bride..
After this photo was snapped, my camera was automatically switched off. No batteries!

I wish the both of them the best of happiness..

Kursus Kenegaraan

KemAH, Batu 13, Muar On the right: Girls hostel. Left: Guys hostel

I've been meaning to write about this for the past one week..

BTN-Biro Tatanegara- was not as bad as I had expected..

I heard lots of horror stories about BTN, in which I have mentally prepared myself to expect the worse from the kursus...The mental image that I had was a group of us, dressed in pure black and white, lined up in military style, just listening to what the commander has to say, without having the chance to utter a word..

Turns out, it wasn't that bad after all..

Yes, we did have to wear a white, long sleeved baju kurung with black sarung and night..luckily I brought enough clothes to last me for 5 days..even though they clearly stated in the BTN website @ that we have to wear a white BAJU KURUNG top. Most of us wore blouses anyway...I mean, how many people has a plain white baju kurung top anyway? I'm not going to wear a school uniform..Please...

We also had riadah everyday...Which I initially thought would be the participants running around the field and hurdle through the obstacle course. Turns out it was just some light exercises, like stretching and jog on the spot. Thank God! There was a day when we had to run for 2 km..interesting coz we had to run on tanah gambut the track was in the middle of a ladang nenas..

The lectures and group of activities were very...government orientated, if you know what I mean. Perkara 153 was emphasised on many occasions..I don't have to say more.

Whatever said and done, I'm proud to say that I survived BTN!

LDK 2: With our ultra-nice facilitator- En Husin

P/S: We were not allowed to use any recording devices throughout the course..After the closing ceremony I decided to snap a few more rules to follow, right?

My dorm-mates: Marina, Mel and Monica- A very fun bunch!

Gerhana Bulan on 170808 at 0640H- on Nisfu Syaaban
This was the best view I could get. I blame the camera.

With the other Mel: who took the trouble to email me the map to the Kem (she took a photo of the map using her digital camera and emailed the file to me from KL.) Thanks dear!

Friday, August 08, 2008

Day of Prosperity

I'm sure today is very special day for many people out there:

- Babies born today will have the number 080808 at the beginning of their IC number
- Many weddings/engagements have taken place today.
- Olympics!

Congrats to my primary schoolmate, Zaheera. Her akad nikah was held a few hours ago and the reception will be tomorrow. Sorry, can't make it for your big day-will be on call tomorrow.

Congrats to my secondary schoolmate, Faiz. Hope u didn't lie to me about your engagement-since u're always talking nonsense.

As for is just like any other day..

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Watch your mouth please!

You know there are occasions when VIPs will come to hospital to greet and show support to the patients, and present them with some gifts? Then there will photographers tailing them everywhere they go?

Well, today a few representatives from a lady's association (I won't mention the name here) came to the hospital to pass some gifts to patients in the paediatrics and geriatrics ward.

Apparently, from what I heard from hospital staff, the vice president of the association, Datin something or rather gave quite a shocking speech at the hospital hall today.

One of her statements was something like this, 'Kalau anak saya nak dimasukkan ke hospital, saya takkan ke hospital kerajaan, disebabkan layanan staff yang tidak memuaskan. Nasib baik la saya ada medical insurance.' Then she added ' Sorry la, mulut saya ni laser sikit.'

I was like, What the ****?

I mean, come on, kalau masuk rumah orang tu tolong la hormat sikit. Even though u're like some VIP, please know the proper things to say when making a speech. Why would you want to offend the rest of the listeners out there? Little that she realise that her words offended not only the hospital staff here, but also the hospital staff of the whole of Malaysia.

If you don't support the government medical service, why do you even bother to provide gifts to the patients here? owh ya, for the obvious reason-to add on to the list of activities done by the organisation.

You know what ticked me off the most?

The whole group came to the ward to pass the gifts to each patient. I was examining a patient when she came up to me and shook my hand. As she was about to leave the ward she told the hospital matron 'Kita bagi satu hamper kat doktor tadi la. Dia tu kecik-macam patient-patient kat ward ni'

Too much!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Some day, when I'm awfully low..

I feels awkward to start blogging again. I have been under a dark cloud for the past one month. While avoiding a major problem, I've created numerous minor problems, probably just to get my mind away from it.

What am I talking about..

I was at my lowest last weekend. On Saturday, I had a fight with someone who really mattered to me in the morning, felt betrayed by two of my friends in a span of an hour in the afternoon, and top it up, I had a very bad call at the hospital. It was just too much for me to handle.

Then came Sunday when I slept for 3 hours after coming back from the hospital, and then went to a wedding, which was just behind my apartment.

Was driving back to Shah Alam when I became all emotional again. I didn't feel like going home and yet i didn't know where to go. I suddenly decided to go to hair salon to get a haircut-the last time I had hair treatment done was in April.

I felt like doing something drastic. Hence I asked the guy to cut my hair shoulder length-i normally just go for a trim, just to get rid of the unhealthy ends of my hair.

The guy just looked at me and said ' U sure ah? I think I better cut a bit longer coz I think u'll regret later.' I gave in.

With my new haircut, I walked around to mall, hoping for retail therapy to kick in. It was sad as I was walking in and out of the shops, and yet I couldn't even decide which stuff looked nice and which did not. I felt lost.

Nothing helped to cheer me up. Not hair treatment. Not retail therapy. Nothing.

Night was worse-to bad to even be mentioned here.

I felt a bit better today-trying to put all the bad thoughts in a box, hoping it'll stay there forever.

I really hope that something will help to cheer me up soon.