January 31, 2008

I Dated Myself Last Night

You read the title correctly the first time. I went on a date with myself last night. My initial engagement was postponed, so since I was already pimping myself, I decided to go ahead and date myself. He he he...

I went to Bakerzin to have a plate of nice pasta. It's beef and turkey in pink sauce. Very mouthful and delicious. Just look at the slices of meat and the al dente penne. Lovely and yummy.

I also ordered the Vienna Cafe which I also considered as the dessert for the night. Just look at the creamy whipped cream and lovely layers of brown and chocolate. It was sinful, take my word.

You know, sometimes, it feels really nice to dress up and put on some make up. Reason being, people tend to smile at you more and treat you nicely. I kid you not. It's also good for ego boost. Whenever I feel down, I will choose something from my limited wardrobe that I rarely wear and spend more time to paint my face. The effect would simply elevate my endorphine level.

Owhh.. after the pasta dinner, I went for grocery shopping. He he he... Surely I was a little over-dressed for doing some grocery. And people would think that I was just making appearence since I only bought a box of cereal and some eggs. But really, those were the only thing I was really looking for. I wanted to buy bread, but the expiry date was in two days time, so it hardly worth it. I wasn't planning to cook anything, so I need not buy any poultry or seafood. So.

Anyway, I had a great night. When I came back home, Witchblade was about to start. So I quickly changed into my baju tido, washed my face, and proceed with my nightly routine in front of the TV.

He is sitting for his exam this morning. Wishing him the best of lucks! And B, you've done what you can, you've work hard for it and if it's meant to be, you'll get it, ok?

January 28, 2008

The Day After

He he he... I had a Chocolate Indulgence night with my family members. With Dominoes Pizzas. Very, very filling. This happened on Saturday. By the way, the writings are "Happy Birthday, Ayong". I initially read it as "Buyong". Ha ha ha...

Then yesterday, he picked my up just before 8pm and we had ourselves a Mexican dinner in P*. I was a little over dressed. Well, both of us were (I was a walking amethyst and he was the pimp daddy). But don't care la, eh? It was my day after all. After that we walked to S* to enjoy some dessert. Bitter sweet helping.

As of yesterday, I own something new. All I can say is, "Love it! Love it! Love it!". Was a little speechless when he handed me the box. He he he...

Other than that, wishes from all over. Thank you lovely people. It is nice to be remembered. No, it feels no different to finally cross over. Feels the same. Look the same. Maybe now people will take me seriously. Ha ha ha...

Another birthday come, another birthday gone
Feels the same some, the rest like being reborn!

A colleague sugested this book to read. I take the suggestion as my birthday present. ;-)

January 25, 2008

Last few days...

I have been blogging for 3 years. Man. A lot of things have happened in that time. Man. I know there are more older bloggers out there. It's just that... Man. 3 years. If I had a kid, he or she is already about 50, 60 centimetres tall. Heh. And I would probably be pregnant with the next one. Man.

Ha ha ha.. Yes, Jade is rambling. These are the last days of yours truly in her 20s. Some hormonal imbalances are due and some electro-wachamalit might get screwed up. He is taking me out on Sunday night. For dinner, I presume. Attire, well, just managed to get one nice purple thing thing from the green structure. There's another attire I'm due to acquire for Sharky's wedding in two weeks. Still have time to make up my mind.

So, if you ask me, no, I feel no different. It's after all just a number. That keeps on increasing every year. Heh. Seriously. If I can still pass as a 25 year old, I have nothing to worry about. I am as young as old as I look. Depending on the situation.

Work is making me feel older though. Even if the people that I'm working with are being childish. Isn't it wonderful to be able to choose what you want to do and which you rather not get involved with? Forget about responsibilities and goodwill. What matters most is what you want. Hah.

Anyway, I'm ready for a move. God will, it will be much better. My counterpart has already made hers and looks like the response wave is very positive. I wish I'm going to be in a similar boat. Hopefully soon.

January 22, 2008

Open Your Heart

I have got to be the last person to talk about politics. Seriously. To me, politicians will say or do anything to ensure they get elected because it's the path way to get "free" monthly allowances.

Recent events however, become a little too disturbing for my comfort. I for one am not ready to sacrifice the bliss that I have enjoyed for almost thirty years. Call me a hypocrite or just gullible, I rather you do that.

A lot of us are screaming for transparency these days. I ask you now, how much are you willing to sacrifice in return for all the insider knowledge? Are you willing to have curfew at 7pm everyday? Are you willing to feel fear every moment of your breathing life thinking when the worst is going to end? Are we ready to live like the Indonesians or Afghans or even Mexicans?

Few weeks back, several people from my generation (as my father called them) delivered a pillow and a bolster for our PM with a message for the PM to continue sleeping. I applaud them for being brave. And utterly stupid. Abah's exact word was "kurang ajar" and "kacang lupakan kulit". But to me, they are just plain arrogant and stupid.

Look, no one said it's easy to be a CEO. What more as a country's CEO. After all, that's what a nation is about right? A huge corporation. At least a company is easier to control because you can just sack people whenever they go against you. How do you sack a citizen when they oppose you?

I am not a pro-government neither am I walking alongside the opposition. I am just another citizen who is concern of what our society has become. I have neither power nor money, not even the influence to assist in changing the world. But I have my blog. So here, I write what I feel and hopefully you who read this feels the same.

It's time for us to work together my friends. There is no point blaming other people for not doing their jobs or not doing things right. We are merely onlookers. We are not walking in their shoes, we can't claim to know what really IS going on. Stop being stupid and arrogant. Instead do a little bit to help the community. Instead of sending rude gifts to politicians, why not make an effort to help the poor few kilometres away from where you're standing now? The fuel money that you used to deliver the so-called "enlightening" presents, use it to bring an elderly to the hospital to get a treatment.

I for one, am not ready to give up the peace that we have. True, the reality might be as what the Malays say api dalam sekam. But as much as it is, wouldn't it be better to extinguish the little fire rather than fanning it to make it bigger? Peace is a price, my good people. You won't be smiling tomorrow if you decide to burn the bridges.

Remember when you were seven years old? So eager to go to school today because the school is giving free milk? Remember that other day when you're getting two bottles of vitagen? Remember when you receive a letter from MARA or JPA that enables you to go overseas for your degree? Or remember the day you get your first job offer? Some of you with the G's office itself. Give our children and children's children the chance to feel that euphoric feeling too.

No government is perfect. If you feel you can do better, be one of the candidates. Don't talk too much too loud like empty barrels. Everybody has their part to play on this play. So, play it wisely. Help the people to prosper not drown in the drain.

NOTE: This message is a community service. Not related to the impending elections. Nor is it a statement to approve or disapprove, condemn or support certains acts, certain people. This is merely a citizen's opinion. A citizen who loves where she is now, what she's able to do today' and God willing, tomorrow.

January 21, 2008

What My Name Means

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong. Really??!!!
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. Errr....
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do. I'm evil, I know...

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing. Aha...
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long. Quite true
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start. Iskk..

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life. Definitely
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home. I like curling on my couch though...
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble. Thus the impulsive compulsive buying!

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia. Didn't finish my MSE..
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person. Hmm.. people do say...

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. Hmm...
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality. Ha ha ha

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you. Really??!!
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries. Yeah, I'm like the famous Coyote...
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice. But very bad at taking them!

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something. Non-rebel is boring, maybe?
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense. Indeed.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun. Care to join me?

January 18, 2008

Now Hear This.

Headphones. They play such a huge role in our lives. Do they not? We use it with our MP3 players, with the laptop, with our mobile phones and to those who are still clinging to their DiscMan (he he he).

As technology become more advanced, headphones evolved too. These days you will look even more cool if you own a pair of wireless headphones. Headphones ipod wireless. Coooool... (Use Bloo's condescending tone here). If you're wondering who Bloo is, please check Cartoon Network's Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.

Choosing a good pair of headphones is a matter of preferences. Some people like more bass to it, some not. So, make a comparison of several headphones that you might like. And you know what, these days they don't just come with the boring black. There are a lot of other colours to choose from. They come with various shapes and designs too!

So the next time you're shopping for a new pair of headphones, take a look at other functionalities as well. For example, if the headphone has A2DP spec, you could hook it up to your mobile phone for a better sound quality. Some would say the brand is a factor, or the price or even max power handling and design. The choice is of course, yours.

January 15, 2008

Construct This... and that too

Ever wondered how it'll be like to be in construction business? I mean, for those who are not currently in the field... I think, it's exciting and some what fulfilling to see something that you build from ground up, regardless where you are in the project. It's the knowledge that you contribute something into making something else a reality. What's more, what you help build will serve the community in a good way. Hopefully. He he he...

So, like any other professionals, people in construction requires the needed skills and knowledge. Otherwise, how else KLCC Twin Tower for example can build? Or Al-Burj in Dubai? Even the houses or condos or apartments that we live in?

Check out CSkills for details. It also explains a lot of health and safety issue at the site, which is very important in the daily work. Just look at those big beams and metal at a site. Hanging here and there or just laid on the ground. Dangerous stuff. More dangerous if people involved in the project has got now skills or knowledge on being safe at work, eh?

There are a lot other information available on the website. It's a pretty knowledge pack portal. Hey... even if you don't intend to be in the construction business, knowledge is power, right? And the best part of learning is when you get to know a lot of new stuff.

A good builder is a builder who's equipped with the correct information. As for the rest, it doesn't hurt to be informed. Ciao people.

January 11, 2008

Venting Snippets

I did this "What Does Your Birth Date Means" quiz in Facebook. My greatest strength turned out to be able to get along with anyone and everyone while my Achilles heel would be needing longer time to recharge. It also said that "You are spiritual - a person who tries to find meaning to everything in life. You spend a good amount of time meditating, contemplating and trying to figure out life. Helping others is also important to you. You enjoy social activities with that goal. You are very generous and benevolent. Yet you expect very little in return, like a true God's human being!"

Having said that, I believe road hoggers should be shot. The fast lane is there to enable people to overtake not for people to cruise at 60km/h; on a highway. Please. Move your car to the center or left lane, regardless you drive a Beemer or a Kancil. Nobody likes road hoggers. And if the driver behind you lights the signal to the right, move aside. That's a sign, if you never understood it before. Now you do.

Why is it that the surface of our newly built highways are uneven? Can't they make it smooth? If the type of soil or the terrain is the reason, can't you figure out the most suitable ratio for the tar mixture? Or do you only have one available number that you use for all roads? If you have driven on Pantai Timur Highway you'll know what I mean. In fact, the latest, most recently opened highway, KL-Putrajaya is also the same. Please, make use of the toll money wisely. Malaysia is said to have the best highways in the world, I'm more interested for us to be the best quality highways.

To all motor bike riders, please, please, please if you wish to kill yourself, go ahead. You don't need to involve other people. Although we, automobile drivers, are supposed to be understanding with your predicament, do not take that for granted. This is merely a reminder, not a threat in any way. If you're ran over by the express bus or a Kancil, your family will miss you. We on the other hand, will definitely curse you, so you shall writhe and rot in your grave. 'nuff said.

Yes, Jade is venting. Jade is feeling the pressure of finding balance in relationship (with loved ones & friends), work and personal needs. And Jade is soooooooooooooooooooooo tired. So bloody tired. Getting along with everyone might not be my greatest strength at all... In fact, Jade is feeling far from generous now.

UPDATE at 6:34PM: Jade is feeling better. Thanks to Gravt's latest post. Leona Lewis is phenomenal. She's the winner for UK's talent show X-Factor 2006.

January 9, 2008

My Pink Furry Friend

Meet my new travel buddy, Ticky. According to her, she's ticklish and if I tickle her chin long enough, I'll get a big grin on her furry self. And she said I'll be happy when I see it. Well, she said something like that to me yesterday. I'll check again with her later to verify this.

Ticky is soft to the touch and she constantly reminding me to be alert on the road as well as patient. She asks me to tolerate all the road idiots that too many a times managed to boil my red juices in my veins. Sometimes I'm a little geram with her because she's just getting to know me but she said arrogantly that a person is always measured by first impression. I told her not judge me and I used to be really nice on the road, experiences made me bitter. To which she said I should be more in control of my emotions, otherwise I will be bitter for the rest of my ife. How indignant, I thought and I left her to her own devices. Ignored her all the way back home. And instead of letting her sit at A-pillar, I moved her to the passenger's seat. Serves her right for being so judgemental.

But later I thought, she was right. That is after I
cooled down and felt her staring at me with those shady eyes of hers. Duh. So I told Ticky I'm sorry and now we are on speaking terms again. I also told her that I'll do better and be better today. And I could swear she winked!

Last night I met up with AngelEyes at SkyBar in Trader's Hotel. Nice view although the place is not prepared for a rainy windy day. Literally. 30 minutes into our chit-chat session, it started to rain. And it got windy and we were... drenched would be too dramatic... so.. "sprinkled" would be more suitable I guess. From the window seat, we moved to the tall table with tall stool. Not even 15 minutes, the wind picked up and we were sprinkled with water again! So we decided to leave the place and head to KLCC for dinner. Happy Birthday, babe!

Having said that, the place is a nice place to chit-chat. Very peaceful and serene. I wish there was music playing though. To photography addicts, professional or amatuer, it's a nice angle to take pictures of KL City. I took few pictures with my K550i yang hina. Wished I borrowed B's SLR that afternoon. Then I can post some nicer shots. But hey, can always do that another day, right?

I like this shot that I take though. Looked as if some ethereal light shone upon the twin towers. He he he...

So, tomorrow is new year! So, happy new year everyone! May the new year brings more joy and blessing for us. Take care until next post.

January 8, 2008

I wish I can go!

Have you always wanted to go vacation to some place different or far away or more exotic maybe or just... different? I've always wanted to go to Europe mainly because of the old buildings and structures, not to mention the different scenery that one can experience.

Take the Grand Canaria for example. This island, located at Atlantic Ocean, belongs to Spain. There are a lot of things that you can do over here. To those who love the underwater world, there are lots of places where you can go diving and if you're green to this activity, you could always take lessons right there and then. If you prefer to be lazy, just choose the beach to lie down with your favourite holiday novel.

There are also archeological park, if you feel like being Temperance Brennan for one day, or climb the highest peak in the island, Pico de las Nieves, or just hang out around town, meet the locals and see the monuments. If you want to spice up your nights, you could always head to the clubs around the town. So much things to do.

I think the best part of travelling would be to see the place. So much are different from what we are used to, that is why I like to get around. If given the chance, I would head out to Grand Canaria. Plenty of places to stay to choose from; Gran Canaria Hotels; Tenerife Hotels; Playa Del Ingles Hotels; Playa de las Americas Hotels.

For an island, Grand Canaria sure has a lot of things to do!

Note: Images taken from Wikipedia.

January 4, 2008

Make a Little More...

You may have catched my drift somewhere in my previous posts where I talked about wanting to do something and a little more. I think I've mentioned it too many times to count!

So, here's another attempt to achieve it. I have registered with this people here where I can earn money by talking about something that interests me. This also I hope, can polish my copy writing skills and enable me to use even more vocabulary!

You my friends, if you're even a little like me, who needs to earn a little more and at the same time you blog, just register. Simple steps. If you already have a blog, register your blog to be reviewed and wait for the approval. You'll receive an email by the way, to activate your account. Then, once approved, you can browse the tasks available and choose one that interests you to write about. Once your task is submitted, wait for the approval and tada! you get to earn something. Check your PayPal account to see the numbers increasing.

If you still do not have a blog, you might want to start. There are a lot of free blogging sites out there one of which, of course, is Blogspot. For receiving payment, register an account with PayPal.

Ensure you read the FAQ to get more information. Read the rules and regulations to ensure yuo'll do everything right. Oh, don't be those people who remove the entries once they get paid. If ethics is too big word for you, then just remember it's not nice to do so. And people don't like not nice people. He he he... By the way, you can contact the personnel to get more information or if your questions are not answered in the FAQ.

We do what we can. And it's best to do something about what we want instead of just whining about the situation, right? So, I have taken my step towards making one wish to come true. Will you?

January 2, 2008

Sing It!

It's the new year darlings! Yeay! Praise to the Lord we survived 2007 A-okay, insyaAllah. And if there were tears, hopefully the heart is settled and ready to face the new year. Of course, in a week, we'll have another new year celebration. It's the new Hijr year, 1429. Lovely, lovely month, this month. Not to mention yours truly is adding another soulful year to her own bio-calendar! Hahaha... The big three-oh u'ols! Yeay! Finally!

So, he mentioned to me just now in not so much word that means something like this "a man won't be a man if he doesn't have Sports Channel at home". I was telling him how the new package fee for Astro sucks. So, it brought me to a little list that I'm slowly, unconsciously compiling;

What Makes a Man Feels Like a Man
  1. Toolbox full of tools that he will not use
  2. Sports Channel on his cable that he rarely watch; except for the occasional Premier League or the "eat ball, sleep ball, drink ball, bath ball" season.
  3. Have all the latest upscale hi-tech multi-function gadgets that's mainly for his other male friends to go gaga over, and barely use 5% of the functions available.
  4. Fix his car, spend a fortune on them, so that they will not be a prey on the road and again for his other male friends to go gaga over. Owh... also as a "chick magnet".
  5. A wardrobe full of football jerseys that he'll definitely never wear. (by DNAS)
I should have more, since I also have another list for women as a comparison;

What Makes a Woman Feels Like a Woman
  1. A closet full of shoes that she will definitely wear, at least twice.
  2. Another closet full of handbags that again, she will definitely wear, numerous times.
  3. A collection of make-ups, at least lip gloss or lip balm, that she will obviously use, everyday, going out or not.
  4. Has gadgets in the kitchen that she will use whenever she wants to have something different to eat or drink.
  5. Dress for different occasion; definitely another closet.
So, if you have anymore to add to the list, let me know. ;-)

Lastly, I sincerely hope 2008 will be a better year for myself and everyone. It's a nice number and God willing nice things will happen. Whatever good things I do, I do for Him, and whatever naughty things I do, it's because of my own weakness and ignorance or just being plain stupid. So, I wish everyone well, some started the new year with a new partner, some with a new member and some still waiting and looking0, some even in some place new! Whatever the situation is, it's definitely better than before. And if we don't feel it now, we will feel it soon.