Thursday, July 30, 2009

Spontaneous Holiday Escapade (11th - 12th July 2009)

Almost 3 weeks ago, I had this nice relaxing holiday trip to Damai Laut, Perak. The night before the trip and without telling me where to go, Ald asked me to pack my things. He said it's a surprise as he wants me to be pampered. I only get the glimps of the idea that we are going to the beach! I have not had any holiday trip out of town for the past 3 years. So I was feeling a little exited.

We head out early Saturday morning. It was a long trip and we had a hard time finding the place but it worth the effort. We stayed in Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa which is a very private and exclusive resort near Pangkor Island. The place is beautiful and relaxing. I will let the pictures speak for itself.

After checking in and placing our belongings, we head on to Samsara Spa. I booked an appointment for a massage service. This is what my 'dear' meant by pampering me. I had a very relaxing time enjoying the massage session which lasted for 1 whole hour while he goes wondering around alone. Haha.... The Spa owner recommended me the Samsara Touch massage. The service is good. Before leaving the Spa, they served me some Ginger Tea. It's my first time having Ginger Tea. Never knew that I would like it.....

Dinner on our first day, we had BBQ Seafood Buffet by the sea side. I have forgoten what is the name of the restaurant. After a long day journey and sight seeing, we were famished. So, a buffet dinner is our best option. I kept on refilling my plates with all the grilled stuff, not touching any of the fried rice, fried mee/ meehoon, or any of those normal side dishes, except the chili crab. I lost count of how may plates of food I had - must have put on 2 kg of weight. LOL!

On the next morning (our last day), although feeling sleepy and tired, we woked up early and head out for the complementary buffet breakfast. I couldn't eat that much compared to last night's hearty meal. Well, my stomoch needs some resting (obviously). After breakfast, we head on to the beach one last time and then had a game of snooker and carom. Also not to forget, we had another round of cam-whoring before we left.

Look! I am as happy as a kiddy!

Thank you very much for this wonderful trip! I was delightfully happy.....

Monday, July 27, 2009

Back and again......

I've been absent from blogging for quite sometime..... Not that I could not really find time to do so. Have been having writer's block for the past six months or so.... I read on a blog (someone I knew) whom had someone shared with her this phrase "I could do whatever I wanted and didn't have to push myself if I didn't want to". Such simple yet encouraging phrase that I think it suits me well. I am those people who tend to push ownself harder than they did to others. I can be such a perfectionist! But I tried not to - thanks to my occasional laziness that creep into my life that stop me from being a living hell to those people around me.

Recently, I've heard from my superior who chatted with my subordinate who are living the company. My subordinate said I am different from the rest of the Team Leader he worked with. My superior sums it all saying that I am very discipline or can be considered strict. So my next question to my superior is... did my subordinate complained that I am too strict? My superior said no just that from what he gathers, I can be seen as a very discipline person. Well, discipline is good right? It has to be..... though my superior said it's good. I am aware that initially it might be hard for those working under me who has to perform or at least match up to the high standard that I impose. I have since learn to be not so rigid and learn to measure others by their own capabilities not my own. I believe I am getting there......

At work, I've been constantly living in the past and yet coming back to the present. Still having the blissful memories of those happy times I had when my friend, Judy is still working here with me. During that time, I was never lonely at work. Coming back to the present time, since I rejoin this company without Judy working here, I've been trying to get my own click but the feeling of belonging seems to never last long no matter how hard I tried. It bothers me at the beginning. Then I noticed that it might be due to some jealousy issues. Then I just bury myself in work and stop bothering. And then I just stop trying..... making friends which having advantage of each other, pulling each others leg, having a poker face are not my motive of coming to work everyday. Having said that, I just realized it's not worth it chasing after those things. After all, what are the use of having colleague-friends who be friends with you without having a genuine or sincere friendship in mind? In work place, there's always power-crazy, advantage-taker, back-stabber, selfish-b***hes/b****rds, green-eye-monsters lurking around in the office trying to do their thing hoping that no one notices their true colour. So, beware!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Culture Unplugged Video

This is a very touching real story. In the mids of our happy or sad moments in live, this happens to some people everyday but without fail, they give thanks to God no matter how little that they have. You must watch this especially ask your children to watch this. I have to held back my tears watching this but in my heart, I am crying for them.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Save Our Humpback Whales!‏

*** To support my company's move to bring awareness on wild life endangered species and what we can do to help, I am posting this article courtesy from my company's bulletin.

Let’s play our part...
to know our world a little better,
to contribute a little more,
to secure a better tomorrow.

I would like to share news on the animals that we, humans, are threatening to extinction.
Understand them and what threatens them and we could all make a change before its too late.... not only for them... but for us as well.

Scientific Name : Megaptera Novaeangliae
Habitat : Oceanic

Did You Know?...
Each whale has its own unique pattern on the underside of its tail flukes, which can be used like "fingerprints" to identify individual whales.
Humpbacks produce a wide array of sounds but how it create these sounds is still unknown as they do not have functional vocal cords.

Humpbacks are among the most endangered whales as fewer than 10% of their original population remains. Humpbacks are found in all oceans to the edges of polar ice, and follow definite migration paths from their summer feeding grounds to warmer waters in the winter. The climate change (global warming) has forced these migratory whales to swim up to 500km further and for less food. Shrinking sea ice reduces whale foraging areas and the abundance of the Antarctic krill on which the whales feed. As the krill is dependent on sea ice, less sea ice will reduce the abundance of food for whales in the feeding areas.

humpback’s main food source - krill

What Can We Do?...

Support by turning off your lights for one hour
Saturday, 28th March 2009
From 8:30pm to 9:30pm

You may ask “what difference can one make in an hour?”...
Our question to you... “why not participate and find out?!”
Once you’ve seen the impact,
it would encourage you and the people around you
to be more mindful with the On and Off switches in the future.

Join us to say “I did my part” by signing up at

Lights Out people!

“Your Switch is your vote - Vote Earth!”

Annoying Phone Calls

I had experienced (a few times) having someone calling my mobile phone informing me that I had won a free holiday and ask me to go to a certain place to claim my air ticket. I never like to entertain these type of telemarketing calls although it was nice to hear that I had won something. But I have not join any kind of contest so how am I to have won? I am not those kind of people who falls easily to marketing schemes with the exception if it is health related. I am very sure they usually trick you into meeting up with them so that they can coax you into buying something where in turn you have the free holiday/ gifts. Receiving these type of calls few times a month is pretty annoying. There is a website WhoCalledMyPhone enable anyone who wants to voice out their frustrations or warn others about those unwanted phone calls they received. The website is also beneficial to people who wants to finds out who or where those phone calls are comming from.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Save Our Polar Bears!

*** To support my company's move to bring awareness on wild life endangered species and what we can do to help, I am posting this article courtesy from my company's bulletin.

Let’s play our part...
to know our world a little better,
to contribute a little more,
to secure a better tomorrow.

I would like to share news on the animals that we, humans, are threatening to extinction.
Understand them and what threatens them and we could all make a change before its too late.... not only for them... but for us as well.

Scientific Name : Ursus maritimus
Habitat : Arctic (northern hemisphere)

Did You Know?...
Polar bears evolved from brown bears during the time period that spanned from 1.8 million to 11,000 years ago.
Its coat also serves as camouflage where it can sometimes pass as snow drifts and surprisingly, the fur has no white pigment!

Polar bears are studied to better understand what is happening throughout the Arctic. If a polar bear is at risk, it is often a sign that the arctic marine ecosystem is threatened or imbalanced in some way.

The future of these furry creatures are far from certain with the climate change due to global warming where sea ice in the Arctic is melting earlier and forming later each year. Ongoing research (funded by WWF) finds that polar bears are left with less time on the ice during critical periods to hunt for food that builds up their fat stores, and increased time on land or on ice over deep waters where they have decreased feeding opportunities. As their ice habitat shrinks, polar bears face a grave challenge to their survival.

What Can We Do?...
1.) Use less air-conditioning
Keep temperatures moderate at all times;
2 degrees of difference could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide each year.

2.) Switch it “OFF”
Turn off:
- electrical items when you leave a room, and use only as much as you need.
- water while brushing your teeth, shampooing, or washing your car, until you need it for rinsing.
3.) Change a light bulb
Use Compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs wherever practical. It lasts 10 times longer then regular bulbs, consumes two-thirds less energy, and releases 70% less heat.

4.) Drive less and drive smart (Less driving = Less emission)
Tires that are properly inflated can improve your gas mileage by more than 3%.
Every gallon of gas you save not only helps your budget, it also keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

5.) Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Need we say more?!

“Global warming is by far the most serious manifestation of the collision, and Mother Nature is making the evidence ever more obvious” - Al Gore

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Awesome Site Award

I have not been logging on to my humble blog for quite some time now. Oh wait... it has been almost 2 months! Oh dear! That's already 2 months wasted for not recording some interesting/ boring things happening in my life. I blame it on my hectic working lifestyle and my lack of appreciation on having my own space to do my own things. It has been all about typing on my work laptop keyboard and staring at the laptop screen until late at night since I resume my work after taking a 2 weeks holiday during Christmas time last year. It seems like the 2 weeks off has earned me an additional 2 months of overloaded work. Whereas there are some people happily enjoying yet another holiday - New Year, Chinese New Year, and another few other holidays in between for the past 2 months. Where is the fairness in this?

Ops! Sorry, I have been grumbling and talking crap in this blog entry almost unnoticed that I am actually off topic on this blog title "The Awesome Site Award". I am really happy to have received this award from Jo-N who gave it to me not too long ago. Sorry, for being MIA (missing in action) for quite some time and did not respond to this soonest possible. Thank you for remembering me and presented me with this award. It was really sweet of you and it meant alot to me.

Now I would like to present this award to the following deserving real and blogging friends:
Chenille (FairyFeet)
Dad.Mom.Chat (Tot's mom)
First Love (Michelle)
Lolipoops everywhere
Magical Milestone (Sting)
A Moonlight Rendezvous (U.Lee)
Munmun's Trail
My Memories, As Time Goes By (Martini)
This is my life by Osindak