Saturday, December 30, 2006
It was Christmas day on Monday, and I followed my sister to do furniture shopping.
We went into all of the shops and saw various sales people and their products that look about the same. :-P
What makes your product special if you are selling the same thing like others?
There is this young and good looking mattress sales man that will make you buy his idea.
First thing, he talk loud enough --> shows his confidence from his experience.
Then, to stress to his points, he do demonstration in full action.
He will not abandone any customers that walked into the shop, even when he was explaining to us (like doing lecture), when one lady stood near the place to listen, he managed to welcome the lady and asked her what she needs...
The lady mumbled to his husband about the wardrobe, and he suddenly turned to answer the lady's query. Wow... The lady was surprised, "Wah, you did hear me talking?"
"Being a sales guy, if I couldn't hear 3 customers talking, then I will not be eligible to be one."
Then he continued to explain on the mattress, did his best to keep the customers with him.
Hmm.... he looks a bit like Hong Kong Andy Hui if you want to know. A younger and better looking version. Fair skin and sharp nose, spiky hair that doesn't fall even after he jumped and lay down on every bed during demo. Also sold his name as Matthew during his wonderful and entertaining presentation. Hohohoho...
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
12 个月里薪水淡薄，但老板还算有人情味，生活不咸不淡。 吃着苦还可以挤出客观的笑容来掩饰。
I learned not to complain about my job... don't make excuses but make money...
Hmm... first time attending company annual dinner... Didn't enjoy the event but enjoyed the company... I have 2 ex-schoolmate joined me in the department this year. :-)
明年，啊，这么快又明年啦！ ：-） 尽管打开猪棚，怕你吗？
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Early in the morning made my papa, mama n sis sit in my 4 wheels mouse deer.
Went to Berjaya Times Square for the 6th times in my life.
Wah, TSC has a full collection of shoes you must buy... very nice!! It's good enough for them not to have Christmas deco while the others already have glittery and colourful things hanging in their lots. Because every piece of their shoes looks like Christmas present... (^_^) hehehe..
Not many people at 11am... still able to buy 4 tickets for 12.45pm Eragon at Hall 1.
Mission 1 completed... hehehe...
Thank goodness my papa n mama liked the movie.
Persuade my sis that she will not miss Happy Feet as this movie is much much better than that snowy penguin movie.
I personally like Eragon... :) Easy to understand and the graphics and effects are not bad...
I think later on I have bought many unnecessary things... like spectacles... skin care products... a pair of baby shoes for my nephew's coming 1 year old birth day...
Ha...... I can declare that I have contributed RM660 to Malaysian economy today...
So much... well, atleast better than I pour out to Bangkok two months ago...
Hope it will come back to me again... How?
Erm... If I go jual nasi lemak, will you buy from me?
Sunday, December 10, 2006
目睹她遠去 她的腳印 心中永印
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
I was walking alone in the crowded Mines Shopping Fair, after spent the last RM1 in my purse.
Went to ATM to get some more vitamin M to go back to the Chinese Book Fair at the Mines Exhibition Hall. (Sounds like a heavy spender... actually I only spent RM200 that day, not much... hahah... they are food for mind and soul.)
When I walked towards the escalator, I saw a plump and short guy in casual, with a cap, was carrying a 6-8 years old thin girl, with pony tail and was wearing a cream colour floral printing dress. She was crying and or maybe crying out loudly, and was trying to get out from that guy's grab. He does not look like his brother, and a bit like foreigner... (Indonesian? Myanmar?) Could be in his teens or maybe already 30+. He was carrying her in one hand and the other hand was busy beating her to make her stop crying. Her pink slipper dropped on the floor just beside where I stood, a Chinese woman and her husband were there to witness, like others in the crowd. She bent down to pick up the slipper and went further to pick up the other side where the little girl dropped the other one. The Chinese woman was chasing the plump guy, "Woi, woi!" He didn't seem to bother and kept walking in a very fast pace.
He made me think that he is a kidnapper, trying to act like a parent or family member to the girl.
That's why he walked so fast and didn't bother if she looses her sandals.
He was so rough that he could make the girl cry.
I took a minute to think... If I could have picked up the first sandal and ran to him...
Or if I could have pick up the sandal and throw at his back... (Hmm..long time didn't play archery, my aiming still good?)
Or if I could have shouted, "Kidnapper, stop him!"
There could have many undercover of his kind.
Hmm... I think I should get the security guard to catch him...
I think I am a truly "tidak apa..." type of people.
Like many others in the crowd...
Monday, November 20, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Omitsu Koshi, next to Atria Shopping Centre, Damansara Jaya.
The interior of the restaurant is quite decent and has a big PM Pak Lah's framed photo on display.
Anyway, the service is good and the food is fresh. :) Price are reasonable too.
I like the sashimi... :-) Ichiban! (Y) ---> learned from you, you know who you are. (~.~)
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Can't wait to upload those photos taken in Bangkok......
(My poor exhausted Li-ion battery is taking so long to charged up.... in ICU now...)
Imagine... I forced it to take more photos for me yesterday evening when I was at the scenic Wat Arun... Ahh... then the lense got not enough power to shrink back... had to left it outside till I got back to hotel and plugged in the charger...)
It didn't stay on until I walked to the back of Wat Arun to see the famous sun set view....
So breathtakingly beautiful.... like a picture of heaven...
I was with my colleagues, took Air Asia and stayed at Silom Trinity Hotel (3*) for 4D3N... I love it so much there... So many leng chai leng lui... wah... (Not those PatPong professionals in skimpy clothes but I mean those young OL & guys in shirts... metrosexual... hmmm... gaya... unggul... 流口水)
First day(22 Oct 2006)
Arrived at Suwarnabhumi Airport. It was only their 3rd week operation on International flights...Taksim's project. (Hmm... the world's current largest single building?...big...organised...not that crowded... the floor is slippery...)
Took a cab to Silom Trinity Hotel...passengers have to pay for highway toll(OMG, this hotel name didn't appear to be on the list of the taxi driver's hotel list...neither the printed list nor the additional hand written page!! Wondered if he could send us to the correct place, lucky that we brought the internet print out of the hotel location.) - B$465
11am, the rooms were not yet ready... the check out time was 12 noon.
My boss's husband was having fever... so we walked to the Bangkok Christian Hospital 10 minutes away from hotel.
(Not bad, when did you have a chance to visit local hospital in your vacation trip?)
I found that their safety precautions in the hospital are very good... They have security guards to look after the walkway, open and closing the gates when there is vehicle crossing the walkway in between different blocks of the hospital building.
After checked in, off to Chatuchat for shopping!!! Just love it!
Ha.. sampai kat sana, makan dulu! Here we tasted the first round of Thai food. (Tom Yam Kung, Fried chicken is famous and easily found every where, Fried morning glory --> kangkung rupanya, roasted pork, fried squid, omelette... comment: Food was so so... I had coke from glass bottle, taste different... tak ada umph!)
By the time we gathered at 5pm at the entrance, I already got some nice fancy earings...averagely B$2 /pair, then a skirt, a dress, a singlet, hmm... too many things... really have to budget spending...
Took a cab back to hotel, shower and hunt for dinner.
We went to SomBoon Restaurant, the locals' famous restaurant...
Had a special curry crab but not really that nice...
After dinner? Patpong!! Maybe it was still early, we only walked around the night bazaar, went in to FoodLand to get some drinks... Oooh.. I got a JAI 1.5L drinking water in a ginnie bottle... brought it back to M'sia for display. :) You can get sexy clothes from the night bazaar...
Just 5 minutes away, we are back to Silom, got a 6L Nestle drinking water from 7-Eleven beside Bangkok Bank. Only B$39. Enough of water supply for the whole trip.
Got myself a Fanta orange in 330ml pet bottle.
Someone reminded us it was the first day of Lunar month, the Buddhist have to do prayer.
So we took shower and went out again at 9.30pm to Siam Square which is famous area for praying 4 faced Buddha. (Interesing... they were located at the junctions and surrounded with high class shopping malls and World Trace Centre.) 六人一辆的士,二十六岁的我坐在四十六岁auntie的大腿啊!
Night bazaar is along side the pedestrian streets.
There was a stage in front of WTC with artistes performances... I did my shopping while listening to life band music... good leisure eh... Got some book marks & a hairband...
At 11pm, we had supper at the hotel cafe, tried their char koay teow & char wantan noodles. Nice.
Second Day (23 Oct 2006)
It was Chulalongkorn Day (23 Oct) during my 2nd day there.... only found out when we bought our 1 day pass for sky train (B$120) and read it from the tourist map provided by the ticket counter.
It was a quiet Monday... for it being a Thai National holiday. Couldn't remember the first stop from the Sky Train but there was Chao Phraya river and boats under the bridge... walked out from the station, we passed by a morning market... then some wholesale souvenir shop. I got some deco lanterns.
Then we went into Tops Supermarket. They open at 9.30am. Market visit... :P 工作狂
Then we proceed to Kao Shan... famous for silver wholesaler... bought some silver earings too.
Had phat tai (fried noodle), fried rice & very nice pineapples at the hawker stalls, got a pair of sunspect after that.
Next, we took a taxi to MBK at Siam Square. This shopping centre is located beside the National Stadium. At the concourse area, they were having a Tatoo Festival. All dressed in black and waited for their Tatoo marathon, there were exhibition on Tatoo tool kits, the photos, the patterns & Harley bikes. Saw some punk kids there. Got a picture of a dog, waiting to see the show at MBK main enterance. I got a number of picture of friendly dogs in Bangkok...
So, if I was in MBK, what else?! Shopping I went!! Handbags, sunglasses...and my first Wacoal. (hehehe...)
After 2hrs of shopping... I tried Samurai Pork Burger at McD. :)
(Ooohh..... the pork is soft and almost same taste like the pork baguette in Siem Reap, the bun is like usual, soft and easy to chew. The fries taste like rice more than potatoes... maybe it was too thinly cut and made the texture too dry. Ofcourse, their chilli sauce are different from Msian gsf brand...)
Took the sky train back to Chong Nonsi and had a walk back to hotel.
At night, we had dinner at the restaurant near Sala Deang sky train station.
Hmm... again, the barbeque crab was not up to our satisfaction. It was too dry and tasteless...
I like the green muscles, fried paku, barbeque squid & tom yam kung. They serve guava with the dip mixture (salt+sugar+pepper+cili padi). Refreshing!
We pointed at the crab and wanted to ask the restaurant owner whether the crab are fresh and alive... The lady doesn't speak English, and replied, "Poom!!! Poom!!! Poom!!! Poom!!!" (Mana kami faham.... hahhahhaha laughed all the way back to hotel.)
We were told that it is rainy season in Bangkok and saw some photos of flood from The Star... lucky it only rained on Monday night after dinner... Cooling... after a hot afternoon...
After dinner, we walked around the shops nearby hotel. Do market visit again in the supermarket. 死性不改,哈哈. After all, there were many shops that was closed, because it is a public holiday, even the massage & beauty parlour at the Trinity Mall.
Third Day (24 Oct 2006)
Finally, we met their normal working day. Did shopping at their local market, something like our pasar pagi... bought some socks to wear with my sport shoes, 丝袜, rubber band and a Mickey pendant. :)
From Silom, walked to Patpong, haha.. nothing & quiet in the morning.
Went to Watson to get a Sofy. Ha... Made in Thailand. The cashier gave me a coupon with 15baht written... he explained the usage of it and I couldn't understand him but still nodded my head... not going to use it afterall. :P
After met up with the other girl & auntie, we decided to go Grand Palace with taxi. Hehehe...I wore the skirt that I bought from Chatuchat. Admission fee is B$250. This was the place I took the most photos... Has helped a lenglui tourist take photo with her black bf. A pleasure it was. :)
My colleague and I stood infront of the golden bell and took its photo for 30 minutes... don't know whether the reflection will give extra darkening effect even after I had applied SunPlay SPF130. :P Just watch and see.
After the temple, we saw changing guards at the Grand Palace. :) "Tik... Tak... Tik... Tak..." That was how their boots sounded. We took turns to line up behind the guards and took picture. :) Then made funny face behind the guard infront of palace. :D
Dehydrated (although I bought my 1.5L ginnie bottle with me and had refill drinking water at the temple) and hungry, we decided to walk across to the market opposite Grand Palace and hunt for food. Watermelon was the first thing I wanted. :D Then we had some vegetarian dishes that they sell during this 九皇爷season. Bitter gourd & mushroom soup, vegetarian fried chicken cubes that taste like kacang kuda, and a vegetarian otak-otak. :)
We then went to Wat Arun, across the bridge from Grand Palace in a taxi. Entrace for Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) is B$20. Worth it. Ichiban! It has some influence of Chinese culture, having statues like 关公, and using porcelain plates as flower deco for the pagoda's wall. Ooohh... just like country style lace. :) They had closed the levels above 1st stage, and we stood at the tower, looking at the view of Chao Phraya River. (You can imagine how beautiful it was, till my camera battery went flat.) :)
There were stalls selling souvenirs outside of Wat Arun. Ah...then we found two botak mat salleh were sitting at the river bank and faced the Wat Arun. We bought some cold drink and sat there too. Huuuuuu...... ini dia! Sun set at Wat Arun. Ha... Couldn't take picture... so had to look at it for 10 minutes... to keep it in my mind... a beautiful memory...
Finish at 5.30pm, we got back to hotel at 6.30pm. The guys didn't join us for tourist spot. They went shopping instead during the afternoon.
At 7.30pm, we went for dinner, at the same "Poom.. Poom..." restaurant near Sala Deang station. This time we had fried chicken wings.. (highly recommended), barbeque prawn (shouldn't be missed!), more fried paku, tom yam kung, fried squid with soy sauce, steamed siakap(the only fish I had in Bangkok), fried black pepper sauce ostrich(they have very nice black pepper sauce). Hmm.. Chang beer & chalong to drink. :) B$1710 for 6 person. Worth it.
We bought some mangoes from the mobile vendor after our dinner.
We took a taxi to Suan Lom Night Bazaar from hotel. Only B$40 with meter taxi. Lucky that we got down from the taxi that wanted to charge us B$100.
Big Wheel! That was the first thing that caught our attention. Uncle boss & auntie didn't want to get on it. The 4 of us each pay B$100 for 6 rounds. Took some picture but my camera didn't work well for night view because of the moving wheel. :P
Paid B$10 to see my weight at the weighting machine. 50.3Kg. OMG! (I am sure there were too many prawns, guavas, tom yam kung, mangoes, chang beer, chalong in my stomach.) Went to toilet to let go some....huuuuuuuuuuuuu.....
There were singers on stage at the eateries... The boy band dance quite well. Took a short video.
Shopping again! I bought a matching purse for my handbag. Heheheh...
After that we went back to PatPong in 2 tuk tuk. Wow... they can really race... Sekelip mata sudah sampai. B$50 each tuk tuk.
Ha.... this time we got to see more... it was 10.30pm. Walking at the street, there will be many of them showing you a menu of services they have. "Ping Pong show" or was it "Pim Pom show"? "Banana Show? Open Coca-cola?" The will follow you and tell you the price. Can't even tell if those I saw were real women or transvestite. Then I saw there was one lane with the signage "Dream boys...."
We have auntie & uncle in our team, so the young man pointed at auntie and told them, "Mommy scold...". He pointed at uncle and said, "Daddy also scold." Uncle said, "Daddy won't scold, daddy will follow.". Hahahaha.
We walked to the night bazaar instead. Bought mangosteen, B$100/kg. Expensive, huh!
11.30pm, we were safe at the hotel. I slept late and everyone knew about it... How come? Because I shared the same room with auntie and she became my announcer. Hmm.... Everyone in the team knew how much I spent and what I bought...
Fourth Day: 25 Oct 2006
Arrived early at the airport at 8am, avoided the jam. We could only start to check in at 8.30am.
My luggage has increased its weight from 4kg to 9kg. :) Haha...
After we paid for airport tax (B$500 per head), we still have 30 minutes for tea and snack at Burger King. Hmm... the fries are not bad. They serves thai chilli sauce. :)
Lucky for us, the flight was not delayed...We went on board at 9.30am as scheduled. The plane stayed on 5 minutes longer in the air than the normal 2hr 5min because there was emergency caused by weather... Arrived safely at airport at 1.40pm.
Oooh... Got a 1L Martell Cognag for my sis wedding from Duty Free. 10% discount with HSBC credit card.Ah... a wonderful trip... I spent RM600 on food, internal transport & shopping. :P
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Flight to M'sia was delayed for 1 hr. We had another hour of loitering & shopping at Siem Reap Airport.
The Angkor Pui Gang!
(Amigo - 妹妹 - 超级辣妈）
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
早上醒来又睡，睡了又醒。手上拿着一本本地Tash Aw的第一个作品《The Harmony Silk Factory》。 想起以前在宿舍里面临考前读书也是这样，躺在床上看书，累了就睡，甘愿了又醒来继续读。
今天原本打算把时间留着研究意大利面。 但是现在Online看看有没有什么特别的email。 无聊的用Google search "simsoochia", 结果找到一个三年前的link。