Monday, December 29, 2008

4 days!!! ;)

It's coming! We have pretty much settled everything. Just a few more errands to run, then we are SET!

First of all, I have to thank my mum, sis & my soon to be official mum-in-law for helping me out. And also SYAZA & AI CHEE! :))
and to the other girls who offered to help but unfortunately (fortunately), I manage to finish it all up within 3 days with the help of the people mentioned above. :))

So now, only have to make myself pretty (remove whatever facial hair) and clean up my not that neat house... hahahaha..

More wedding updates... after the wedding! hehehehe... ;)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Work can be boring, if you make it boring!

Work can be fun, if you make it fun!

My work place is a fun place to be. It can get stressful but most of the days it's fun!

Maybe that's why it's so tough for me to leave this job of mine. I enjoy what I'm doing. I have colleagues who are of the same wave length, understanding & quite easy to work with. I won't say our relationship is 100% rosy but I would say that they are the best that I've worked with.

Of course, the organization itself plays a role. As I couldn't care less about politics & whatever else that is going on, I'm pretty much undisturbed by anything. To me, all that matters is I get my salary every month, I still have a job that would enhance my skills & I am happy doing what I am doing. :)

In December, we would always celebrate Christmas. Here are some of the things that we would "traditionally" do.

Our "Calender Pocket" sponsored by our ex-boss before she left the organization. There are 24 pockets and each of the pockets is filled with treats. It's meant for one person. But we have 4 persons in the team. So we divide the pockets to 3 and one of us has the Santa Stockings. Mine is the first 8 pockets this year as I'm going on leave the earliest.

Our "Colour Code"! We assigned a colour to every day and we will encourage everyone on our level to wear that particular colour of the day. So we pre-assigned what colour to which day. Chin (our acting head) would buy some sweets according to the colour to give it out to people who have participated in our "Colour Code". This year we added something new. We would write rhymes on the white board. One person will start and any passer by would add a line.:)

We would also traditionally have a Christmas Lunch with the other colleagues of the same floor. This year, there was a bigger group. So it was held at the Penthouse & our CEO was invited to join us. There will be a gift exchange. Each of us will have to draw out a name from a box and buy a gift of not less than RM10 for the person that we have drawn out. I bought a shaver for the person that I "chose". Well, he's a little unlucky to have someone so practical to be buying him a gift!

With my FUN team mates! We are known as the SQAD angels! :D

SQAD Angels with Josephine (with Shrek ears) and Hsu Wen.


I found mine! YAYYY!

This is what I got this year. The Post It Pop Up Notes Dispenser! A practical gift for a practical person. :)

Our gifts "under" our Christmas tree. :)

Work is not only fun during the festive season. Our mood at work would always be at "hyper" or "active". If we notice that someone is not in a good mood, we will make an effort to cheer that person up! Hey, we are only human! Bound to have days when you don't feel so great. :)

When I conduct training for the newbies, the training would always end with a video. In this video it motivates you to think & be positive at work. The phrases that I would always keep in mind from the video are "Have Fun! Be Happy! The world would be a better place to live in!" & "Work can be boring, if you make it boring! Work can be fun, if you make it fun!"

GO AHEAD.. and HAVE FUN! :))

Monday, December 8, 2008

One of the places you can go to when you are...

... not so hungry but you have to eat & feeling a little on the richer side.

Han & I woke up from our nap this evening and we had to eat cause it's half an hour to dinner time (7pm is our usual dinner time). Then we both said, "Still full, how about you?"

But we know we don't have much time and we have to eat. So Han suggested to try Dessert's Bar at Subang Parade. Dessert for dinner!! My eyes widened! hahaa.. The other option was Uncle Lim's/K3K Benta Kaya. Well, those two other option is a little too norm for us. So we decided to head to Dessert's Bar.

As we were walking from the car park to Dessert's Bar, we passed by Pizza Hut. Then we turned to each other.. "Now I'm a little more hungry.."
but we decided to stick to our original plan.

The moment we were in front of Dessert's Bar, my first thought "How come there's no one dining here?"
One of the waitress (there were only 3 of them) greeted us with a warm smile & greeting.
After taking a good look at their menu, we decided to give it a shot! Belum cuba Belum tahu! :)

The first time I saw this cafe, I made fun of its name. It's as though it's meant for people named "Dessert". Dessert's Bar? :P

We were wondering how come we are the only diners. In my opinion, perhaps we Asians are a little shy to eat right in the middle of nowhere. (The bar is located in between Kenny Rogers & Yves Roche.) It will make people feel a little awkward. People passing by from the top or same floor can see what you are eating, how you are gobbling down your food. Well, I think we like to hide in corners. Usually when we go to a restaurant, it's a common thing to ask to be seated at the booths, or at a cozy corner. So perhaps this place, is just not so "cozy". :)

We took about 5 minutes to decide what to order. We went for the meal set which cost RM16 per set. It includes a "main course" & a drink. The waitress too our order happily. We were a little turned off when she told us that 3 drinks in the menu were "out". But we manage to order something out of the drinks that are available.

When the food came, the first words that I blurted out "No wonder, the portion is so small!" Han replied "Perhaps it's tasty and we are paying for the quality." "Hmmm.. maybe, let's try!"

After saying our blessings, we dived into the wraps. First bite, "Hey not bad!"...
Second bite, "Just 4 more bites & I'm done!"

Han agreed with me about the size of the portion but he also pointed out that mine has more meat in it. I agreed! (His was just a few pieces here and there like a Hawaiian pizza.)

The drinks are better. It's served in a wine glass. Portion is small too! It cost RM12 if you order it a la carte! I thought to myself, "I won't pay RM12 for a small glass of smoothie. Would rather pay for JuiceWorks. Pay half the price and I'll get a bigger cup!"
But I have to say, their smoothie are not as sweet as the ones at JuiceWorks. Which is something I'm pretty particular about. I don't fancy sugar added into my drinks unless it's blended drinks then I don't have much of a choice but to ask them to go easy on the sugar syrup. When I order my drinks at kopitiams, I'll always make sure I say.. "Less sweet" or "No sugar". :)

My order: Smoked Chicken & Beef Bacon Wrap

Han's order: Hawaiian Chicken Wrap

Han's drink: Strawberry & Banana Smoothie

My drink: Strawberry & Mango Smoothie

As we chose to order their set menu, we couldn't order any of the drinks in their new smoothies menu. Sure would love to try the "Classic Belgian Chocolate Smoothie"... sounds YUMMMMY!

Our verdict: Food & drinks quality is there. The price is on the pricier side for the portion. The environment, very awkward for shy Asians like me.

We got a consolation for dining there. I earned RM3.52 worth of Smart Cash Rebate because I used my UOB credit card to pay the bill. :)

Will we go there again? Only when one of us crave to try the "Classic Belgian Chocolate Smoothie" and if we are feeling "not so hungry" and a little richer. If not, I would rather spend RM35 at Kenny Rogers/Nandos for a good full meal. ;P

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The weather...

.. makes me feel oh-so-lazy! :P

Was suppose to clean the house but I can't seem to get started!

I went for breakfast at Tanjung, SS14. Wanted to try the nasi lemak stall opposite Tanjung (was attracted by the crowd that queues up for it every day), unfortunately, it wasn't opened! Then I realised.. oh yes, today is Haji! :)

To my friends celebrating Haji, may your prayers be answered. :)

I'm always wondering when exactly is the rainy season? I guess there's a lot of things that we can't tell these days especially the weather due to global warming. :(
I pray that it will be a cool not rainy day on our wedding day. A cooling day will do. :))

Speaking of our wedding, it's 3 weeks & 5 days more to go. We went for food tasting at the hotel last night. Fok & Eric were our "special guests". The food was really good. We especially love the chicken & fish. :)

Han & I also met our cupcake/wedding cake maker. She gave us samples of the cupcake & minced pies that we are going to have. It was very pretty! I have to say, she really shows that she loves what she does. :)
And of course, the cupcakes were very tasty! Even my mum was impressed (gave her one during dinner). My dad was impressed by the minced pies which we will be giving out as church favours. :)
I can't wait to see the whole setup of the cupcake & cake on our wedding day! hehehehee.. I'm so excited.

I also can't wait to see our flower decorations! hehehe.. I'm especially looking forward to our car decor as we chose a different type of design. The usual design is with organza/netting. We are not going to use any of those. :) Won't reveal the decor now also. hahaha..
Really hope that the flowers & leaves that we want will be available on our wedding day. The florist did warn us that there might be a chance that the flowers that we chose may not be available. So we have to be prepared to see the back-up flowers/leaves. :)

Haaa.. there's so many happy things to look forward to on that day. Of course there are things that we are afraid of. There might be things that won't turn out as how we want it to be.. but we'll accept it as our fate and hope to find the fastest solution to every obstacle that arises on that day! :))

To one of the best...

... kebab that I've ever tasted!

My colleague introduced me to this kebab stall near my office. The name of the stall is Syaiwarma Raihani. It's located right in front of Cosmic Silk along Jalan TAR. Operated by a Malay guy and his helper.

Look at the queue! :P

And the stall owner.. (i think!)

You may choose to have your kebab in normal "hot dog" bread, this will cost you RM3.00 or in a Pita bread, which will cost you RM3.50. I took the "healthier" option and ordered the Pita bread. :) They only sell beef though. So non-beef eaters, won't be able to taste it. The beef was very tender and nice to chew. The sauce they used is different. I would have to say it's got a strong smell of onion, so those who don't like onion may not like it too. :)

The portion was a lot. You can see beef spilling out.

My colleague and I enjoyed it. Go try and judge for yourself! ;)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Money grow on plant, is called a...

... MONEY PLANT! haha (bad joke..)

I have this money plant in my office and i love watching it grow! I'm still trying to convince Han to allow me to plant money plant at home. :P I just love to see them growing so fast.. and their roots just grow and grow.. and GROW!

I especially like it when I go for long breaks. When I come back to my office, i'll see more baby leaves.. and i'll tell everyone that my plant has been making love secretly! hahahhaha...
My colleagues think I'm nuts, watching my plants every day. When I get too tired of the computer I'll just look at them and turn them around to see if there's any more roots growing. I would also bring the plant for a walk to the toilet (bathing time!). :)

Here's my money plant! :))

If only we have plants that really grows money! :O

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's one of those things...

...that is bugging me and making my tummy upset.

I have no idea what's stressing me out. Most probably it's work. I have exactly 12 more working days to finish a super long list of things to do at work! somehow, i can sense.. that I might just need to pop in pills soon! The reason why I must try to do everything is because I've requested to go for a 3 weeks break! *serve me right!*

I'm already having some discomfort every now and then. It's good that I have these kind of reaction cause I only get it when I'm stressed. Good to know that I'm stressed then at least I'm more alert of how I should think and how fast I should work. It's bad cause I may just end up in the hospital. Moreover now, it's not as "convenient" to get someone to send me there in the middle of the night. Oooo boy.. I sure hope I don't end up in that situation. To prevent it from happening, it's time to pop in a pill! once in the morning, once at night! :)

On the brighter note, me and my sis (biological sis) is planning for a short "sister" trip to Singapore when she comes back. Unfortunately, my mum has decided that she wants to tag along. Well, I would love to bring my mum but she'll probably restrict us from doing stuff youngsters like to do. Like buying Starbucks and just chill even though the drink is overpriced! Well, hopefully my mum will get the hint. hahaha..

Also on a brighter note, I've been longing to go for this break since September as it will definitely help me settle tonnes of things for our wedding.
I'm so excited that our wedding is near!! :)) FINALLY... Aaaahhhhhhhhh!

Well well, it's just 1 month & 2 days away!! ~wWwweeEEeeeEEeeeee........