Friday, February 13, 2015

王力宏 Wang Leehom《七十億分之一》"7 Billion to 1" Official MV





Love love love....to all the special people in my life. Each of you means a lot...good or bad, you made up part of my life.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Ecoworld Starlight Concert 2015

It was quite an impromptu decision to go to the Starlight Concert organised by Ecoworld. I knew about it when it was published in the newspaper much earlier but I didn't really wanted to go as it's free standing. I think I am too old for the crowd. LOL...
Well, anyway, I got my ticket from Homaniacs. And at first I thought of going alone as I only have one ticket. Then when CY said she wanted to join, I might as well try my luck and got 4 tickets from EcoWorld sales gallery. And that's just a week before the event.
So, last Saturday, 31st Jan, we had a satisfying dinner of hokkien mee at Bandar Mahkota Cheras before braving the traffic to Semenyih. It was one of the longest traffic I've been in all my life. Two- and-a-half freaking hours. CY's car almost gave way due to overheating but luckily we are near to our destination at that time. Many a times we wanted to turn back but the destination seemed so near.
When we reach there about 9-ish, we were worried that the show might be ending soon. It didn't help either when the place we were allowed to park is so far away from ground zero. No sound, no lights from as far as we can hear and see. Luckily, shuttle buses were provided. I really love how they are so well organised. Frequent buses in a few stations all over Eco Majestic to ferry people to the event ground. And the whole place is huge.
So we go there just in time for him. Yes, him. Lee Hom (pic courtesy of Homaniacs).
It was worth the long butt-numbing drive. It was worth the hours wasted in the car. We were so near to the front of the stage and could see him clearer than paying for his concerts. He sang quite a number of songs, giving the best performances, as he always does. We were ecstatic.
All in all, it was a birthday present to me...well, sort of.
Anyway, kudos the the EcoWorld team for making it a huge successful event. Do visit their new township in Semenyih. Looks really nice. 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Volunteering is fun!

It was my first time volunteering with World Vision and I am quite impressed. The event was well organised. From the program on the day, to crowd control to the volunteers' welfare, everything is well taken care of. Kudos to the team for managing the event well.

I've always had a thing for events management. I like to plan and get everything perfectly in place. I couldn't help thinking if I can just forego my current job and join World Vision in setting up charity events and booth and visiting sponsored children around the world...Sigh, wishful thinking

I've met some very unique people on that day. Some are really dedicated and enthusiatic on their given tasks, some are less, some are very outspoken on what they want and some are very passionate in helping others.

It was an eye opening event. Not only on the day's event but also on the objectives of World Vision.
It's very heart wrenching to see some videos on how some children have to live their lives. We are indeed very fortunate to have what we have now.
To learn more about World Vision - visit
https://www.worldvision.com.my/Pages/default.aspx

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy birthday?

And so it was my birthday yesterday.
No celebration, no special arrangements. To be honest, I am a bit disappointed at first but come to think of it, there's no need to be.
I have all my loved ones beside me, simple dinner, simple cake and simple pressie from hubby. That's enough.
I think I am getting too old for all those stuff.
And I think my birthday should a special day for my mum. It's the day she went for hours and hours of labor pain. The day when she first hold me in her arms after 9 long months.
So mum, I've grown up. I might not be the perfect daughter, I might always be teasing and talking back to you but despite all those, you are the best mum in the world to me. Thanks for supporting through all those years.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Smell the roses


The article below is so true. I am beginning to really like the author.

Read here.

I am a nervous freak when it comes to travel planning. I have too much worries. I want to have everything planned out and written down in paper. I have the mentality that we must cover the top 10 tourist-y places to go/ things to do. Everything has to be according to plan and if it doesn't go well, it's a disappointment.

I guess that applies to my life events too. And in the end, I feel unhappy and disappointed as things aren't happening the way I am expecting it.

Time to let go. Take it slow, smell the roses, touch the green green grass and just enjoy the moment. Easier said than done.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Grumpy old woman

I think I am doomed to become a grumpy old woman. I am getting grumpier as I age. Sad but true.

Take for example, I get very stressed up at small things nowadays. I cannot wait for things to get done and if it is not up to my standard, I tend to be angry and disappointed. I wasn't like this before.

People used to tell me I am a very patient person.

Like yesterday, I really could not stand the bad service from the shop I am buying lunch, I told her that her service is like shit and cancelled my order. Then, on the way back from work, if we are using the LRT, we have to cross the pedestrian bridge and at the bottom of the staircase, there is a narrow walkway about 2 meters long that can only fit one person. So, it can only be a one way traffic at a time. I was already half way through when this Indian lady from the opposite direction started walking as well. She should have backed out since I was in first. But she didn't. So both of us got stucked in the middle. I said excuse me loudly but she ignored it. WTF..I really wanted to tell her off but there are people waiting behind me. No choice, I have to squeeze my way through. In the process, I pushed her against the wall. I don't care.

See, my patience is getting thinner.

I really hope I don't become a grumpy old woman. Change of mindset and attitude...

Thursday, January 01, 2015

New Year 2015

Where the hell did 2014 go? Can't believe it's already 2015 today.

This blog has been abandoned for quite some time I know...but yet, I still feel reluctant to close it down. It's nostalgic reading back on old blog posts. Evoke quite a lot of memories.

So back to 2014. This post might come a bit late (just a tiny bit late)..but here's a quick summary of 2014 for me.

Family - we had a scare early in the new. Spent Chinese New Year in the hospital accompanying my dad. Thank God he's fine now but I know age is catching up fast. Spent more time with family this year.

Career - Nothing much in this space. Same old same old. Starting to lose purpose in this job. Need more motivation for this year. Good thing is, I still got to travel last year, which is lucky for me.Once a while travelling for business is good for the soul.

Wealth - Managed to get our first house...yay! But it ain't easy and we are still learning to manage it.

Health - Age is slowing me down. Literally. Seriously. My dream of running a full marathon is further and further away. Hubs had been in the hospital down with dengue and it was a tough time for me. I have been to the hospital more times last year than I've ever had. And I didn't manage to lose weight. In fact, I gained.

Personal development - Finding more and more flaws in myself but making big steps to improve.

I am ready for 2015. Bring it on.

Happy New Year and stay tuned for my updates!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Expectations

It's never easy to meet expectations. Especially from loved ones. If I am capable, I would have done it. I have given my best yet my best seems to be below par. I feel tired. Tired from all the responsibilities. Yet, I can't run away. Just living each day trying to meet what everyone expects. In work, at home, in life. Sigh, life is cruel.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Love & hate relationship

I have a love and hate relationship....with packing.

As much as I love travelling, I hate packing and worse still, the unpacking bits of it. If you think it gets easier the more you travel, you are wrong...It might be faster to pack but it is never easier.

I noticed that I mostly pack the same stuff to travel most of the time. Same set of clothes, same toiletries, shoes...Maybe I am used to it and it's no-brainer that they served their function well in the previous trips.

I do have a checklist every time to make sure I don't miss out anything. It makes packing a lot easier also. I thought I am a travel-light person but when I looking at the list of 88 items to bring, I guess I am not that "light" at all.

On a side note, I haven't tried rolling my clothes before (to save space apparently) as per advised. Maybe I should try it this time.

For you travellers out there, here is a video on packing wisely.