Sunday, February 26, 2012

Forgetful. Fuss.

I forgot to bring my laptop home on Friday - I left it in a room in the office, and it was left there, plugged-in the whole night. I was so afraid of what might happen to my laptop that I couldn't sleep well. I imagine it bursting due to 18 long hours of continuous charging.

At night, I called Stella and got Ms. Pung's number. The next morning, I called Ms. Pung to ask her whether she has Alice's number. When I got Alice's number, I called her and asked her if she was coming to town that morning. When she said no, I telephoned Ms. Pung again and told her that Alice couldn't make it to town. Ms. Pung kindly offered to drop by since she was going to attend a wedding party in Lumut. I agreed as this seemed to the final resort even though I felt bad to be troubling her.

Later, my cousin Ann SMS'ed me saying that her mom will be going to the market and then to the office and asked me to go over in 20 minutes. I went over and found my aunt/boss watering the plants, telling me she didn't see my laptop anywhere. "It was in the small room", I replied. "I wanted to recharge it because its battery is low."

Finally. I saved my laptop. And I heaved a sigh of relief to know that it was unharmed. At least it seemed so. At home, I gave Ms. Pung a call, telling her that I had gotten my laptop back and thanked her again for offering her help.

All these trouble I've caused - simply because I forgot to bring it home.

Please remind me to use my brain more next time.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Annoyed :/

I have a friend, an ex-classmate who was in the same primary school with me. A few days ago, she messaged me on Facebook, asking for my handphone number. I didn't suspect anything and gave her my number. And that's where my trouble starts.

Turns out, this friend of mine is involved in MLM (Multi-level marketing) or in other words, direct selling. She continues to bug me day and night, explaining that she wants to share what she learns from the company with me. I politely declined, but she's like a mite that won't get off your scalp. I am working 9 hours a day, for Pete's sake, and I am definitely NOT interested in direct selling, but she keeps on pestering me.
Yesterday at 11 o'clock in the night, she called me. Again.

So, she asked me why I'm avoiding her. In the name of God, it's so obvious, do you even have to ask?

She continued to ramble on about how she admires me. Hell, yeah.
It's why she decided to introduce me to direct selling. Excuse me, but haven't I told you a dozen times that I'm not interested? Can't you just get off me and find someone else to pester?,1266080979,2/stock-vector-brain-smiling-46587178.jpg
She said that she wants to share her experience with me 'cos I'm clever and will understand her. Yeah, that's exactly why I'm avoiding you like the plague. 'Cos I have brains.
And, as if to strengthen her point, she said, that's why I won't be sharing my experiences with a group of beggars, 'cos they are stupid and they won't understand what I'm saying anyway. Hey, girl. I don't care if you're sharing with a group of beggars or otherwise. I don't even care if you're talking to stuffed animals. And, for your information, beggars are not stupid. Stop insulting them because they are impoverished.

Later, she insisted that she will be coming over to my house on Saturday. I didn't have the heart to reject her, 'cos I know that she'll come anyway.

OK, fine. Come over then, I said.

She seemed to sense my displeasure and continued with her fake saccharine tone, I just want to be friends with you again. It has been so long since we last met. Oh, yeah, like I'd believe you. Six years of no communication at all - and all of a sudden you want to be my good friend. Give me three reasons why I should trust you. And just so you know, friendship isn't based on money and benefits, it's based on a true heart and sincerity. Please don't use friendship as an excuse to trick me into becoming your branch into prosperity, 'cos that ain't gonna happen.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thanks, Mel!

Awesome lot of things, huh?

I won these items from Melissa's blog, Pretty Pretty Product Reviews. The prizes are mostly from Julep Nail Parlor, which is a store (both online and physical) which provides gorgeous toxin-free nail color and cutting-edge mani and pedi products.

I'm sure the girls and I would have a great time trying out these new products. Thank you so much for mailing all these lovely goodies to me, Mel! *bear hugs*

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Chap Goh Meh Meal

Chinese usually celebrate the last day of Chinese New Year, Chap Goh Meh with yet another meal with family members. We went to my grandparents' place at noon, and of course dear grandmother did not forget to prepare her most well-loved dish, the Red Wine Noodles or Ang Chiu Mee Suah. Red wine noodles are prepared at important Chinese events, such as the new year or someone's birthday because the long noodles symbolizes longevity and health.

Together with us is aunt Siew Ting, who came back from KL. She got married a few months ago, and my grandmother was undoubtedly the happiest person of all.

We'll go over to my grandparents' place for dinner later. Adios!