Sunday, February 17, 2008


  • I stopped watching Hindi Movies after Primary 5 because (a) I was hardly at home (away at a boarding school, then U) and the movies were just too long (I'd rather bake cookies or slap a fresh paint on the wall), (b) Being the eldest, I wanted to be seen as a strong big sister to my siblings as the movies made me weep uncontrollably and i look horrible when i cried, and (c) Ish, I cannot stand seeing women being helpless and voiceless no matter what happened to them.

  • Yesterday, I caught "Veer-Zaraa" on TV3's Panggung Sabtu, unintentionally. This beautiful love story between Indian Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) and a girl from Pakistan, Zaara Haayat Khan (Preity Zinta) made me weep and this movie gives me goosebumps.

  • I know why it is so appealing to my senses subconciously. It is about love between 2 people from 2 different countries, religions, family background. It is about making sacrifices for your soulmate even it means you have to suffer in silence and you are going to be different from others' acceptable norms (getting married, having babies), remains unmarried because you cannot imagine getting married and have babies with someone you do not love wholeheartedly.

  • Besides, this movie is not about love between a man and a woman, it is also being compassion for others that goes beyond relationship by blood. This movie inspires me. The songs are poignant enough to pull string to your hearts.

  • Here is the my favourite - Tere Liye (For You)
  • i live for you with my lips sealed, i live for you swallowing all my tears
  • but in my heart the lamp of desire still glows, for you
  • life has brought back the book of the past
  • now we are surrounded by incomparable memories
  • unasked i have received so many answers
  • look what i desired and look what i got
  • how can i express how the world has wronged
  • i'm ordered to live life but without you
  • foolish are those that say you are a stranger to me
  • how much injustice people have done to us my love

Friday, February 15, 2008

There's an athlete in each one of us...

Today, i summoned a courage to sms my friend, A, and asked him if he is still working in the same company because i haven't heard from him since i came here. Why i need courage to do that? He's married and sms-ing a married man is a delicate task. And why do I have to keep in touch with him? Because I am a, not that... if i found that one $,$$$,$$$,$$$-aire to fund my 'little getaway resort' atop Penang Hill, I want him to be part of my team.

He's an engineer by profession. Sometimes, my works require me to visit the projects under construction with an engineer. So, from too many waiting times at the airports, at the jetties, in the cars, i am amazed that he is very passionate in everything he does and he does so many things. It is inspiring to see that he can turn his passion in sports, health and anything adventurous into a good business setup.

In his latest sms to me, he asked me to check out his business' website Please do visit his business website to know more about him (check out the trainer - Ian) and how he can help you and people around you. Health is Wealth and I am sure A could help you to turn it into your lifestyle.
Trust me, you'll be in good hands. By the way, did i tell you that he organised jungle trekking and camping for foreigners, served mushroom soup and satay for dinner in the jungle?
A, all my best wishes!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

My Enlightment Day

  • Let me call today "My Enlightment Day".
  • I had lunch with "J" at Golden Shoes and as always, when I had choices, I always pick the wrong combo of food. So, lunch was not good though I paid SGD4 when I left half a plate untouched. We were talking about people at work. We did have much to talk about that I even joined her as she queued to buy her mom's 4-D. As we took the lift up to our office, she suggested I find a job here after i finished my attachment here and she told me that she will miss me and reminding me not to forget taking her email add. I told her to give me a buzz when shes coming to KL. Perhaps we could go for a holiday together. Yes - I will start looking around for a greener pasture here. I realised I have so much to learn, so much to share. so much to contribute and so many dreams to be realised...And then, higher pay means the more i can share with my loved ones to make them happy though I know I wont be around them as often as I wish...
  • Secondly, I managed to say NO to someone. Yes - I am strong enough to be hurt and I am capable of letting go...for my own good...
  • Lastly, someone I have my eyes on threw a look too long at me and smiled! And he zigzagging near my cubicle far too often today but I did not dare to really look at him. I'm so happy because I will have to look towards his place everytime i'm going out from my office and he will have to pass through my place if he wants to use the gents. Yes - now I have an inspiration to come to work...

Monday, February 11, 2008

My favourite things!

Today, I'm a bit sad - emotionally. Work-wise, I'm amazed that I did not suffer from Monday Blues especially after the long holiday and in fact, I stayed back up till 7.20 pm. I'm a person full of secrets. Today, i feel like crying, wanting to tell someone far far away about what happened to me last night. Only to that someone I could talk to. Now, i feel better - after talking to that someone.

"Sound of Music" is my all-time favourite movie and I love every single songs in that beautiful movie. One song - My favourite things! - reminds me to do the same thing too - things i select when i feel sad or scared.

Here's Maria's favourite things: -

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens;
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens;
Brown paper packages tied up with strings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cream-colored ponies and crisp apple strudels;
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles;
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings;
These are a few of my favorite things.

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes;
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes;
Silver-white winters that melt into springs;
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

I'll shall share mine next time ok...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A little kindness goes a long way!

  • I was in a really cheerful disposition last saturday thinking that I will have more than one week to spend with my family back in KL for CNY. Hehehehhe...I am not even Chinese.

  • A bus driver was kind enough to wait for me because he could just leave. So, i thought thanking him as I got on the bus is not enough, i wished "Happy Lunar New Year" to him on my way down the bus, purposely going through the front door to wish him face to face. Guess he was suprised and thank me smilingly.

  • Today, i was a bit grumpy because I did not have my lunch. So weird, as the bus from KL stopped at Beach Road (Sultan Road), I thought Kg Glam area would fill my tummy with something good but I did not see anything appetising enough to eat.

  • After taking the MRT back to Bishan, I stopped Bus No. 52. In my heart, I was praying that the bus driver will not make remarks on me carrying a drink on the bus (just bought some burger and jasmine green tea from McD and I did not ask for a bag to put my drink in). As i stepped on the bus, I heard someone saying "Hello! How are you?" I looked up and saw a young chinese guy sitting behind the wheel smiling from ear to ear to me. In shocked, i smiled sheepishly and replied "fine, thanks..." Tens of seconds later, it came to my senses that he was the kind driver that waited for me last saturday.

  • I am contented. Indeed, a small kind gesture goes a long way. Of course, I do not win a lottery but both of us are happy and i am sure we made others happy too.

  • Would not it be great if we could be kind, in its simplest, sincerest way, to others just for the sake of it and not for fame, for a favour in return? Everyone deserves that. Maybe a movie "Pay It Forward" capture this simple act beautifully.

  • One of the taglines from the movie is "when someone does you a big favour, dont pay it it forward". See for more this movie and the real life Pay It Forward Foundation.

On my way back to The Little Red Dot

Thank God I got the ticket back to The Little Red Dot.

You see, I am a big dreamer and i can live in my on dream oblivious to people and things around me. I just dont simply care.

But today, my senses were super alert. Why? Heres why: -

1. Awi looks good in white and maybe because i looked at him too often, he could sense it and it is good to see him smiling happily. He made my trip worthwhile today. During busy times, I can see him frowning. Ops, please do not get me wrong. I was not flirting with him. I want him to be happy at work (He is working in the same company as my youngest bro. He reserves the best seat for me everytime i go back downsouth)

2. A lady sat in front of me with her little cute daughter (Hello! All toddlers are cute!). She started singing the usual kiddies' songs and i missed my eldest nephew, Nor Faris Haziq, whom i last kissed this morning before they (my sis' family) went back to their house in Damai Perdana. With the arrival of my 2 nephews, I think I make a good Mak Long, a great Playmate and I know it is so true that you will only know how much you can love someone until you have your own child and in my case, my own nephews.

3. Gosh! I cannot stand listening to this hindi couple smooching (loudly) next to me while playing a loud hindi song to show how deeply in love are they to the rest of the people in the bus. Yucks! Please, I support couples showing affections publicly but not necking each other in public because i do not think that is a show of true love. It could be purely hormonal!

4. I had good laughs reading a novel by Amy Tan - The Hundred Sense Secret. Hmm...that is weird because it is a novel, not a comic, a cartoon strips or Readers' Digest's Laughter Section. So, in this case, was I out of my senses? I cannot wait to finish it and start collecting Amy Tan's books. She is capable of pulling my heartstring. Amazingly to me, i bought this novel out of nothing to read at a cheap price of RM10 (i support Mother Nature by buying 2nd hand books plus the old, doggy eared pages are so appealing. Old is Gold!). I know why - the novel shows how insecurity could drive you crazy and how it breaks almost all your relationships with people you loved because you doubts their every moves and motives no matter how good they are.

5. I was reading Malaysia Today when my instinct told me to lock the door. Hm.. Who would have open the door to my room without knocking it right? Wrongggg... as i was lying on my bed and was intended to daydream a bit, someone did open the door! I cannot be telling you what i was wearing in the comfy of my room. It would be a disgrace to me but WT tutttt he opened the door to my room? I am still thinking but I could not figure out one logical reason. Next time, i better lock the door and trust my instincts without doubts.

Back to my No. 1 reason, Awi, thanks a lot! I will surely miss him once i am back to KL for good by July this year.