Wednesday, December 31, 2008

…merry Xmas to awal muharram 1430H…

on christmas day, I went to another great sohabat 9600’s wedding…it was tatong’s reception at Dewan Beringin, Taman Seri Gombak…we haven’t met nearly 6 years despite I’m living nearby…

actually, there’s just soooo many fond memories that binds us together…starting from the very first year in SSP as her dorm sister became my pet sister…then, tatong and I used to go outing together back in SSP whereby her mum will signed three of us out…three including dayang…our favourite place during that time was Sogo…but, we bought our snacks and toiletries at Pasaraya Ong Tai Kim…hehehe…

tatong as I recall is a ‘manja’ child although she’s the eldest in the family…and guess what, she addressed herself as ‘ Anje’ towards her family…

anyway, more pictures of tatong’s wedding can be viewed at thirah's blog…I didn’t bring Rui (my Samsung Digimax L70) that day…I only managed to capture this blur picture with my Nokia phone…

...syahril & tatong making the red carpet entry...

ohh yaa, there was no me at thiong’s last picture as well…I was busy taking laksa and cendol outside the hall…hurmm…need to wait for cipah to resume the picture of us in her pink Sony digicam…to cipah: take note ok!

then, on 26th December 2008, ryan went for 6000km service…hahaha…ya laa erin, it was a misunderstanding…I’m supposed to bring him over for a 5000km service…it should not be 1000 + 5000…hahaha…I’ll ensure that I’ll catch up with the next service schedule at 10000km…ohh…my poor ryan…I got myself and ryan a ‘surprise’ – will be on next post laa…am going to finish the job this coming friday…

after servicing ryan, I went back to klang together with ‘aina & iman…they love to ‘balik kampung’ whenever the opportunity arises…abema will pick them on sunday anyway…

early saturday morning, ‘aina and me went to TGV Bukit Raja to watch ‘Bedtime Stories’…
yeay…I like it…say 4.38 stars…a good humoured one with Adam Sandler…I am enjoying every single movie he’s starring in…especially 50 first dates…nice! ohh yaa – pipah turns 25 on this very same 27th december 2008…hepi besday pah! may all your wishes come true! love you, babe! came sunday the 28th december, I attended yet another sohabat 9600’s wedding…ya laa limau, I think it’s the season…this particular month – I attended 3 and I turned down 5 invitations (but I wished them well – aminn…)…

it was dhillarif’s reception at Dewan MBSA Seksyen 19…I came around 130pm as anem and her family were about to leave…not so long after that, dadie & her parents plus echah came and join me…dhillarif’s blessing ceremony at the dais ended around 150pm…then, the sweet couple had their ‘makan beradab’ for about half an hour…we had our photos taken after that…, dadie, dhillarif, aiman, echah...
on the way out, I was stopped by ili, effa & hani…dadie & her company plus echah took their leave while I chose to stay for gossips and the sort…haa…according to ili, dhillarif’s husband was actually her former coursemate at Kuala Pilah matriculation centre…well well well…
after a while, we went to disturb dhillarif’s photography session at the dais…

...effa, me, dhillarif, aiman, hani, ili...
as we were about to leave, there came a crowd of fellow late sohabats…ergo, we took another snapshot of all that came…

back row from left: ili, effa, hani, aiman, dhillarif, siti, shera, dilasue

front row from left: nadi, yuyu, me, faezah

okaylaa, to tatong and dhillarif: wishing both of you & husbands love of a lifetime! (my default wish)…

finally, it was awal muharram 1430H…happy new year to all…I went back to UTP…

yesterday, 30th december 2008, I sat for the Operations Management exam…I was shocked that my name was not on the list…alaa…need to address this to the Examination Unit…the problem was most of the staffs are on leave…I still went for the exam and it was damn hard for 2 credits…I just want to pass…if not, I’ll pasrah laa…my current MSc status – Strategic Management classes will finish by 6th january and the exam will be on 16th january…then hopefully, I’ll be free…insyaAllah…I need to restart my career life soon (hehehe…ya kaa?!!)…

in the evening, I went to Ipoh with intan & her Indonesian coursemates (Mbak Lail, Mbak Afni, Mbak Inung)…here are the things I bought:

A white teddy holding a red rose – for ryan

A front-and-back dangling butterflies earrings – for me

A Sheila On 7 CD: Menentukan Arah – for ryan & me

Saturday, December 27, 2008

...salwa's blissful wedding...

last saturday, me and the 'melawat kawasan' gang went for our dear salwa's wedding reception in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn...i'm so so happy for you, darling...salwa was my greatest buddy during PIPE...we shared lots of fond memories...we also clicked instantly as we think alike in many you salwa and wish you & saiful (badak semut - i'm not sure if he still remembers the story) love of a lifetime!
...salwa & me...
...'melawat kawasan' gang with the sweet couple (saiful & salwa)...
from the left: hani, me, pipah, nozie, asz, farrah iz

Saturday, December 20, 2008


i went to Awana Kijal last week attending gas optimization training jointly organized by Newfield & Eastern Energy was my second time being there...this time my room was smaller as it is situated on the left wing - have the golf course view...
...two goose leisurely crossing the road near the junction to Monica Bay (read: Pantai Teluk Mak Nik)...
we had our 8-course Chinese set welcoming dinner courtesy of Eastern Energy Services upon arrival…yeay…I like the tofu (hot & cold appetizers) and I helped myself to a lot of butter prawns…they made it the way I like it to be…dried and crunchy…and I get to pick my favourite portion of the steamed fish – surely the head... welcoming dinner treat - Assam Paste Steamed Grouper Fish Head...
classes start at 830am everyday and end at around 430pm…in the evening of the first day, as the weather was fine, I decided to swim together with Harni…yeay…the pool was exquisitely large – enough to cater the crowded guests swarming in…

on the second day free time, I went to Mesra Mall – hangout spot among the locals here…they got Secret Recipe, Popular, Giordano, Pizza Hut, Toys ‘R Us, Bodyshop, Starbucks, Carlo Rino, City Chain, Tomei, Reject Shop, Starbucks, Big Apple, Guardian and Rotiboy…Giant Hypermarket was about to open but I heard rumours that the State Government does not approve on the licence…ergo, the opening was put on hold until now…

...Mesra Mall tall signboard... at Mesra Mall...
during this training, I get to meet long lost contacts as well…met CQ (PIPE II friend) at the pool area…met Emi (chemy friend – now working at PMO) – she attended other PETRONAS course conducted at Awana Kijal too…met Shahrandin at the Tuesday night market…met Bal on the third day – she was on the way to the offshore and also met my ex – Industrial Training supervisor: Cik Azizah – she was one of the instructor for Emi’s course…

on the third night’s stay, Emi invited us (me, Suzie, Harni & Shon) to have dinner at her place…yeay…thank you very much…I love your ‘Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak’…I had three rounds of ‘added plain rice’…and that same night, we spent quite some time entertaining Emi’s adorable 4 ½ months old baby girl Nabila Syazana a.k.a. Shasha…cakk!
I spend most of my free time at the beach to read…successfully completed reading Danielle Steel’s Sisters…recommended…at 3.97 stars…
...Awana Kijal's private beach... windy...
...well said...
...too rough, too wild...
the second last day saw that we went for the ‘keropok hunting’ at Kemaman town…I bought the boiled ‘keropok lekor’ as well as the dried long Tamban fish crackers for my family, Abema’s, Abie’s and Beebee’s…I even bought the bottled homemade Atiqah Chilli Sauce…we also stopped by at the Seri Geliga bahulu stall whereby Suzie bought some cermai bahulus for her family…the bahulu sold here is the hard skin type – used for long storage…

on our way back, we stopped by at the famous Kedai Kopi Hai Peng for a late tea break…I had a Nescafe C Ice and plain toasted bread with butter…
...the famous Kedai Kopi Hai Peng...

...2 weddings...

alhamdulillah...manage to attend 2 of my girlfriends' wedding receptions last saturday 13/12/2008...firstly, i went to sepang attending aini's purple ceremony...there, i met with intan and kak mashitah...aini was my former roomate back in UTP...she's a very sweet, humble girl married to En Khairul Azmi who turned out to be Bagak's best friend...Bagak is eventually Sharling's husband...ohh,what a small Malaysia!, intan & kak mashitah with the sweet couple...
later, i proceed to another reception in putrajaya...i soooo love attending sohabat9600's event...this time, it was fadilah's...and there were quite a number of us...i love my girlfriends...happy happy...
back row (from left): dilasue, dadie, shera, the sweet couple (hafiz & fadilah), pzah, ili, siti
front row (from left): anem, thiong, mizah, farah, me, hana, effa

to both my girldfriends (aini & fadilah) - wishing both of you and your husbands love of a lifetime! congratulations yaa!

Monday, December 15, 2008

...yati's strike...

my pretty housemates and me went to the ampang superbowl at flamingo for a night out last Friday 12/12/2008...
the truth was suzie and me were accompanying yati for a bowling practice…we were there basically to cheer yati…I can play bowling but it’s just not on my ardent fun list…I’m still can’t figure out how it works…sometimes I’m just lucky and sometimes I terribly suck in the game…ergo, I only choose to play whenever the right mood is there or simply when the crowd is merrier…if not, sorry and thanks…

the same goes to suzie as well in this case leaving yati to bowl alone…whoa…I really salute you, babe!anyway, the practice went well…1st game allowed yati to warm up and get the ‘feel’…I thought maybe yati was feeling discouraged as she scored less than 100 points…

however, she proved us wrong when moving to the 2nd game where she eventually increased her previous score points to more than two fold difference making it to read as 159 points in total…yeay…yati’s a star…

later, a friend of suzie – ai came and joined us…so, suddenly yati got a ‘bound midwife’ competitor…both ai and yati played another 2 games…

see yati in action:

at the end of the day, we met our objectives…yati has gain her confidence to compete for the SPE bowling tournament on Saturday evening…all the very best darling…the outcome : yati was placed as the 2nd runner up winner…nice!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

...i missed my kebayas...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidiladha to All...

i celebrated joyously with my family in Klang...yes,without any of my fact, i still haven't send any of my 4 pairs of cloth to my dressmaker...waarggh...

to be honest, i'm depressed with my weight management...

i've realised the 'heavy' problem about 2 months ago but i can't seem to control it as i'm still on medication...i need to take calcium pills which in turn affected my dietary behaviour...the drugs increases my appetite...i sooo hate this!

my closest dear girlfriends do notice and it doesn't comfort me at all of telling me that 'you're tall and still OK'...yaa...the fact that i'm still in the normal BMI range doesn't count laa...

i'm stressed really...currently, my figure is like - i'm not thin and i'm not fat but i'm missing my curves...on top of that - i become my own fashion victim...sad sad :(

i rarely wear pants to work - no more smart shirts...and i can't wear my kebayas - i'm still fit into them but that's just all it may be (have to constantly check on your sitting position, raising arms whatsoever), i hang them in my closet as my key motivation...lalalalala...

i hate to shop nowadays as my temper rises whenever the size deviates from M...but, i need new wardrobes...waargghh...

one more thing is i hate to admit that i had this problem...whenever any of my concern friends raised the question, i'll surely blame my medication scheme as the reason...

i'm hoping that the coming new year will turn a new leaf for target 55kg healthy weight will be on top of my new year 2009 resolutions...yeay...will start commencing on my 'counting calories all-you-can-eat diet' method on 1st January me,okay?!!

i want to wear new kebaya by my 26th birthday!!!meaning - i need to gain back my curves by late March...insya-Allah...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

...a letter MEME tag...

Do theLetter MEME”.
Tag no less than 5 other people, and leave them a comment, informing them that they have been tagged.
Then copy the “How-to” Letter Meme, and finish your Journal entry.

so, here goes:
i want to tag my 5 lovely friends - anem, azwa, hana, mell and shon

How you do the Letter Meme:

Dear (the last person who left a comment on your last blog/journal entry):

I don’t really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I’m sure you’re ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I’m returning ___8___ to you, but I’ll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .


-Your name-

1. What’s the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I’ll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn’t match
Grey - You’re a pervert
Yellow - I’m selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You’re a loser
Other - I’m in love with your sister

2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - When you put cuffs on me
July - When I threw up
August - When I saw the shrunken head
September - When we skinny dipped
October - When I quoted Santa
November - When your dog ran amok
December - When I changed tennis shoes

3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kebab - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women’s clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife

4. What’s the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out

5. What’s the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United’s goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk

6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - HighHouse - Scared
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed

7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I’ve felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn’t exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we’re cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this.
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I’m allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I’m open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks

8. What’s the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader-poster
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from LA
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - How awful I’ve felt
Other - Your memories from the military service

9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David’s tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college

10. The last letter in your last name?
A/B - Always will remember
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked

11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics

12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
Other - Greetings to your freaky family

**After the picky pick thingy.. here is how my letter looks like. **

Dear En Me,

I don’t really know how to tell you this, but your nostrils are insulting. I think I realized it when I tripped on sesame seeds in your camping car and I saw you sit on my best friend. I’m sure you’re Mongolic enough to understand how awful I've felt. I’m returning your old lottery coupons to you, but I’ll keep your photo as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about our friendship.

Greetings to your freaky family,


p/s: en me - no offence yaa! days as a YP advisor...

last week was a week of the exciting IPTC - International Petroleum Technical Conference 2008 held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KL ConveC) from 3rd until 5th December 2008...what's in there for me?!!!ahh well, since i'm late at securing my place to become one of the limited delegates representatives for my department (you know, the HR people always left you out in terms of budgeting when you're off for quite sometimes - in my case, MSc studies laa), i purposefully volunteered myself to join in the committee of Education Week programme and become one of the YP advisor...

i was given a tag pass which denotes me as the Education Week Coordinator...yeay...with that, i got the opportunity to sneak into the panel session and access to some of the general talks and discussions as well as to visit the exhibition halls....on the day of the conference opening, i also got a chance to be in the Plenary Hall for the keynote session...yeay...

what i actually volunteered for?basically, YP stands for Young Professional...YP advisors are the volunteers coming from Education Week sponsored companies - PETRONAS, ExxonMobil, Shell, Talisman, Murphy Oil and for the Education Week programme, it was an initiative by the SPE/IPTC group which selects 100 top students coming from 28 countries to gather and work on a project-based activities...overall, there were 10 projects with 10 members per group basis...

i was to accompany Group 5 and our project was titled - Large Offshore Gas with High CO2 Content Development...i was not expected to provide the solutions for the role was more on to guide the students on teamwork and time management...most of the time, i felt like i was Carolyn in 'The Apprentice' - become the eyes and the ears of the team...

on Monday, i went to the welcoming dinner where the committee introduced the YP advisors to the group of students...we had the stall-setting style buffet dinner at Restoran Seri Melayu, Jalan was my first time being there...i had a great time and enjoy the food especially the Assam Laksa and Satay...

my job begins on Tuesday where we had our ice-breaking group was led by an Italian student...and most of the YP advisors thought that he's the most handsome student this time around...hahaha...his name was Michel and i just found out that he actually got 3 nationalities - italy,spain &,huh?!!

the students in my group are very bright and they were fully prepared beforehand....since they were students, i discovered that they were so detail-oriented...and it was amusing to see different kinds of characters working together...i noticed that 3 of them were very active in discussions - a bubbly Australian chic, a cute American guy and a chubby Indonesian guy...there was this arrogant Turkey girl (she's very beautiful,though) and 2 decent Chinese girls (1 Malaysian and another one is from the Mainland China)...there were also 2 quiet,observant guys from Oman and Poland...and lastly, there's one passenger in the team - an African guy...

on the 3rd day (wednesday), it was the day of the conference opening...after the keynote session, we were to bring the students to listen to several technical presentations and later work on their projects until the late group decided to gather information by visiting the booths at the exhibition halls...

thursday was the day of field trips whereby the students were divided into 3 big groups to visit 3 different places - the Schlumberger's Lab at Rohas Perkasa, the PETROSAINS Discovery Centre at Level 4 KLCC and the PETRONAS Visualisation Centre (PViC) at Tower 2 expected,i was assigned to led the students to PViC (i'm a dedicated PMU staff)...apart from the visit to PViC, we also brought the students to have a quick tour at the Skybridge at Level 42...they were very delighted indeed...

the group presentations were held yesterday morning at Room 403/404, KL ConveC...each group was given 10 minutes presentation time with 5 minutes of Q & A session at the end...the panel judges includes Dr Keith Boyle (IPTC representative) and managers from sponsored companies...

i thought that my group did a great job...the bubbly Australian and the cute American were the presenters...surprisingly, the passenger in my group - the African guy stood up for the Q & A session...maybe he sensed that this is the time for him to contribute...i'm very proud of my group...and guess what, our group was the Best Group...yeay...the students received a pewter plague engraved with their name on it, a souvenir token and a certificate of participation...

we had a group photo session at Level 3 social area...will post the picture later once i receive the a nutshell, i've gained a memorable was really nice getting to know the students with various backgrounds...i've also network with the other YP advisors...nice!

in the end, i got a nice Murphy Oil backpack accompanied with a Talisman laser pointer/LED/UV light, a Chevron desk calendar, a Saudi Aramco - Pierre Cardin's laptop sleeve and a Schlumberger's 2GB USB Flash Drive Business Card size...yeay...happy happy...