Friday, September 30, 2005

Happy Birthday To Me!

Sigh..not even one blogger wished me? Ah nevermind..not gonna waste my time sulking :P

Last Friday went for a get-together with the chicks at Chillies, OU. Gave out gifts for the August babies: Lin, Ina, Mun and Heydeq. Then Mun and Shareenee got the rest of us 2 desserts to share as birthday treats and dinner was on Mun. Another birthday treat :)

Chillies: Lin, Alia and me

Since my birthday was on a Wednesday, I invited some close friends over last Sunday. Thanx to Idaura, Heydeq and Shahir, Shareenee and Faizal, Ina, Lin, Mun and Syauki, Ame, Sid for coming. Appreciate it :)

At my place: Idaura, me, Lin and Mun

Wednesday came like any other ordinary Wednesday. I received some well wishes from those who knew/remembered. After lunch, there was a delivery for me. It was a bouquet of very fresh red roses with a balloon :D :D :D :D I was smiling from ear to ear! It was from my significant other of course. So sweet..

He didn't give together with the vase of course :P

There was a note from him (written by the florist though) that said: I Dove You. I DOVE you? Hehehehe..I called Mer, "You dove me?" We both laughed histerically and he went, "Don't they have any common sense?!"

Mer fetched me from work and we went for dinner at Marche, The Curve. We had a great time just talking about everything: past, present and future. When we were leaving, somehow the door wasn't properly closed (so he said). While I was checking mine, he went to 'check' the trunk. Waddaa know..he came back in the car with a huge paperbag filled with..

I love them both! I know some of you might be thinking, why that? I had an eye on the Starwars Monopoly for quite some time already. And now it's mine! :)

When I got back home, I received an Estee Lauder make-up set from my family, with really nice packaging too..

Lighting not that good but the gifts are :)

Today Mer and me spent over 3 hours playing Star Wars Monopoly and look at how it ended:

Check out the property cards on my side of the table..hehe!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote something that I planned to post in here. But I forgot about it somehow and now it seems 'so yesterday'. I was in Ipoh 2 weeks back, shooting a brain tumor surgery. It will be aired in tomorrow's MedikTV episode at 5pm. Don't forget to watch coz MedikTV will be on a break throughout the fasting month. Check out these pictures:

"Ladies and gentlemen, a brain is exposed behind me."

"She's waking up but still mamai"

The crew that made it all happen:
Cameraman, Lightingman, Journalist and Technician

I'll be off to Alor Setar tomorrow morning. This time for a heart surgery. How I love my job :P

Before I end this post, I wanna say I feel like a proud parent. My baby boy is big now and he's only 8 months old! See these before and after pictures of Harry:

April 2005 Sept 2005

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

What am I doing?

I'm at work, but I don't have any work. The only thing I have in my to-do list is to wait for reply from the hospital. Who knows when that'll be. At the moment, I'm just hanging around looking busy.

The worse part is, all of my friends aren't around. They are either sick, on outstation duty or on leave. I'm stuck alone with the boss..damn! This office is practically empty. There are only 4 people within my 20m radious. That reminds me of this song: lonelyyyy..i'm so lonelyyy..

Thought I could take leave today but my producer adviced me against it since there won't be anyone around to attend to MedikTV matters. So I'm the victim :( If only I had a car, I would go home (or anywhere else for that matter) and come back later. At least I won't be stuck in this boredom.

It's only 11 am, 7 more hours to go. Aaargh!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

My Journey to Jakarta

Weee...I'm back from Jakarta! Actually I've been back since last Wednesday but haven't had the chance to write. Work demanded most of my time and energy.

My trip was amazing! My aunt fetched my mom and me at the airport. I say, she's quite a babe for her age. It's the first time I remember meeting her. She stayed in Malaysia when I was about 6 years old, but I don't remember that anymore.

We stayed at her place with her family and mom (or should I say, my grandaunt). This grandauntie of mine was in tears when we got there. It has been over 22 years since she last met us. She helped take care of my mom when I was born. So the only memory she had of me before this was as a crying newborn. What a reunion :)

We spent our first day resting and catching up at their home. Started our shopping journey the next day. It's a great shopping destination I tell you! Everything was so much cheaper than over here.

We first went to this exclusive batik boutique. I bought myself a batik cloth for a set of kebaya and a gift for Mer's mom. My mom then got me a very nice attire as my early birthday present. Yay! :)

Later we went to this mall called 'Grande' (The size is comparable to Sunway Pyramid). Unlike malls over here with a lot of open spaces and shoplots, this whole mall is one whole departmental store. Meaning, they fully utilize every floor. Imagine, going down the escalator to the shoe-department. It was FLOODED with shoes! I didn't even know where to start. Hehe..

Our last stop for the day was Hard Rock Cafe ;) To be more specific, we went to the Hard Rock Store. Got t-shirts for myself, Mer, a colleague (who asked for it) and one each for my brothers. Actually there were 6, how come I'm short by 1? Ah, nevermind.

The next day we went to the 'Grande' mall again. This time to cover the batik floor which we forgot to go the day before. Got some souvenirs and a pretty pink sarong.

Then went on a 2-hour drive to this place called ITC (not a computer/electronic store). That place is best for bargains and its choices. Good thing we had my aunt to bring us around. She got us really good bargains. One important thing that I got done over there is: I ordered my invitation cards :D

The 3rd day, we we went back to ITC since we didn't finish covering that one also. This time it didn't take so long to get there coz the traffic was a lot better. (Through my observation, not 1 minute goes without the sound of vehicles honking).

Later we visited a granduncle of mine. He used to be an IGP (high ranked police in Indonesia). It was my first time meeting him as well, same goes for my mom. He still looks and speaks a lot like a police. His house was HUGE that it almost felt scary to be around at night.

That was the last stop for us. We packed our stuff and prepare for the flight the next day. I planned to get more souvenirs at the airport and send a postcard to my boss (she collects them). Had to scrape the plan. The traffic was quite bad that we were 15 minutes late to check in. Lucky thing we were still allowed to board.

But our 21kg access baggage added to our delay. The amount due was about Rp350,000. We only had Rp120,000 in cash left and they didn't accept credit cards, I think. So they agreed to make do with what we had and asked us to hurry up. Hehe..

So that was my trip. Hooray! Pictures you ask? Well, here's the thing: my aunt was the one who did all the snapping (with her camera). She said she'll burn them in a CD for us to bring home. But we were in a rush that she didn't have time to do it. But her husband will be coming here soon. So he'll pass it to us then. In the mean time, we just hafta wait.

As of now, I'm back at work getting on with normal life. A bit relaxed today but will be very hectic soon. Hopefully I'll have time to write more often. Layta! ;)

Friday, September 02, 2005

I'm A Fan

I am a big fan of Afdlin Shauki's.

I might not have mentioned this much before but he has been in my Friendster's Who I Want To Meet for quite a while. (Actually I might've seen him around TV3 once but suddenly overcame with shyness and walked away..haha!) His talents remind me of the late P Ramlee: Comedian, actor, director, singer, composer. How often do you get that nowadays?

While other people were busy at work, I was relaxing at my comfy home in the middle of the afternoon reading the papers. That was when I came across an article on him. Waddaya know..they say he's P Ramlee in the making! There was also mention of his blog. I quickly visited it and it was so much fun reading them and getting into the his head.

Believe it or not, I've been on leave from last week up to next week. 3 whole weeks! But it hasn't been much of a leave for me. I went to work anyway, although I come and go as I please. I just had to get an episode done within my leave (which includes the shooting, editing and scripting). If I don't, I might just get my ass kicked by them bosses. We are short of people ya know.

I'll be on my way to Jakarta tomorrow for 5 whole days. Woohoo! It will just be my mom and me. We'll be staying at a relative's place. With accomodation saved, we get to do a whole lot more shopping. Yes!

It is Mer's birthday today! I'll describe what I got him once I've given him the gift(s). As for tonight, we'll be out on a romantic dinner ;)

Happy '20-something' Birthday Mer!