November 28, 2008

It's a Friday!

Okay. So. Yes, I am happy. Nervous. But otherwise happy. And content. However, that is not what I want to babble about today.

At certain points in our lives, we come to see who are our real friends are. Sometimes, the ones that you stick with year after year, are not exactly the people that will jump to help you when you're in need. They are not the first to shout aloud, "hey! that's my best friend you're talking about!"

I am a very lucky person indeed. I am surrounded by more true friends than false ones. I am touched in a way that humbles me by certain individuals, some of which I have not met for years. But these are the ones that immediately offered their hands to assist in matters that potentially make my hands full. I am truly, deeply blessed. And although I might not have all the money that I wish I have, I am given the opportunity to be with a bunch of people that I could turn to even when I least expect to do so. I am truly blessed. And it makes my eyes teary. He he he...

To all these individuals, you now who you are, and I can only thank you deeply from the bottom of my unbroken heart. You guys rock! And I love you. Truly. You know it's mutual, and any time you guys need my tulang empat kerat I will do my best to help you!

Okay, that would be my mushy mushy post for today. December 2008 will be interesting indeed...

November 26, 2008

From My Mobile

The heart is merry. The face wants to smile all the time. The noisy disturbing voices are replaced with cheers. The soul is thankful. "Kau seperti nyanyian dalam hatiku yang memanggil dirimu padaku.. Seperti udara yang kuhela kau selalu ada.." muahahaha.. Bengong.

November 21, 2008


So much things in life are changing. Even the petrol price has gone back down to almost it's previous price. I heard this morning, it might be reduced some more by next month. Hmm... So, when will the price for everything else is going to change? Or is that just a wishful thinking?

So much things in life are changing. Sometimes it makes you wonder if you're moving too fast? Or are you moving because you really want to or just because you think it's time to change or simply because others expect you to move on? Let's not get side tracked and jump onto the bandwagon eh? Changes might also start to creep you up even though initially you welcomed it with open arms. Because only when they start to happen will you realise other things will start to change because the initial changes will impact other people as well. Hah! Wasn't that a mouthful?

Some things tend to change for the better while some will smoothly slide down into the drain. Relationships will be affected good or bad. Communications flows swiftly or get confused in the middle. Friends stay or go. People you think you have special connection with might just be another stranger in the midst. Funny thing, change is.

Whilst we might not care how the change we start impacts other people, it will relatively come back to us. And if we were to scrutinise every detail, every little reaction the change might or will cause, we will not take that next step to make the change happen. So, what do we do? After all calculations are completed, after all semantics are considered, after all effort and will, after all that and more, what's left is just to pray for the best and may the Lord guide us swiftly through.

For Allah won't change our destiny if we do nothing to change it. But since He is the most merciful and most compassionate, we should not fear the direction that we choose, or the change that we make will make us suffer. Ergo, faith and believe will manifest good vibes, if the change we chose to make is intended for the better. God willing, everything will go smoothly, maybe with little hiccups here and there so that we can learn from one another and from the experience, but everything will go smoothly. And everything will be alright.

So say the optimist. And Jade, by all accounts was and hopefully still IS an optimist.

November 18, 2008

From My Mobile

I never once think that Jamie Oliver is sexy. But there's just something about watching a man cooks that make me feel gooey inside. Mm.. Feels like nibbling.. Haha.. What say you?

November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Luv!

Today is CapalPerak's birthday. We actually had the celebration dinner on Friday. And I just realised that I did not take any picture of him devouring the Mi Kolok! Dem!

I brought him to Borneo Baruk Cafe near my office. I checked few weeks back that they have Sarawak's famous dishes on menu. And, they also play very nice songs during dinner hour. The live band only starts playing at 9 p.m. We did not wait for them since we did not have enough time. And mainly because the group next to our table was making a lot of noise, and I found it very annoying. I understand it's Happy Hour and all that, but could they not pick a different table to sit and make noise? Ahahaha... Yeah, I can be bitchy like that.

We then walked to KLCC and had ice cream; before making our way slowly with full bellies to the car.

Happy Birthday B! Here's to another wonderful year ahead!

November 13, 2008

Today is Thursday

The wicked voices were shouting in my head this morning. I made myself busy with work and planning for the users' training to make my mind concentrate on something else.

And just now, suddenly this song started to play in my head. Toonie and I used to sing this song, anytime, anywhere. Once even in the toilet while having shower! Ha ha ha...

We Could be in Love
Duet: Lea Solonga & Brad Kane

Be still my heart
Lately its mind is on it's own
It would go far and wide
Just to be near you

Even the stars
Shine a bit bright I've noticed
When you're close to me

Still it remains a mystery

Chorus (Both):
Anyone who seen us
Knows what's going on between us
It doesn't take a genius
To read between the lines Brad: ohh
And it's not just wishful thinking
Or only me who's dreaming
I know what these are symptoms of
We could be in love

I ask myself why
I sleep like a baby through the night
Maybe it helps to know
you'll be there tomorrow

Don't open my eyes Ohhh
I'll wake from the spell I'm under
Makes me wonder how Tell me how
I could live without you now

And what about the laughter
The happy ever after
Like voices of sweet angels
Calling out our names
And it's not just wishful thinking
Or only me who's dreaming
I know what these are symptoms of
We could be in love

All my life
I have dreamed of this
But I could not see your face

Don't ask why two such distant stars
Can fall right into place

(Repeat Chorus)

Oh, it doesn't take a genius
To know what these are symptoms of
We could be
We could be, we could be in love

November 11, 2008

From My Mobile

This is one of DBKL's condominiums in the area I'm staying in. It has been around for a long, long time. And as you can see, it's in need of a makeover. I'm sure the residents are paying the monthly fee to DBKL for maintenance purposes; I'm wondering whether repainting the building is NOT one of them... It's fast becoming an eyesore!

It's a little disheartening to see such building in this state when around the area more development is being done. The vicinity has fast becoming over-developed. Imagine eleven 20-plus-stories blocks of commercial joint is being built as we speak! It used to be a serene residential area.

Anyway, here's to hoping that I'll be out from there within next year! Seriously cannot take the amount of traffic over there anymore...

So DBKL, buckle up and start making that condo more festive to the eyes!

November 10, 2008

Refugees United

What happens when your home is not your home anymore? Where do you go when the place you have lived all your life suddenly becomes dangerous to live in? Who would you ask for help when you have no way to go?

Even if you can answer these questions, you can never understand what it feels like to be a refugee... Think about the Palestinians. Being evicted from their homeland. Can we begin to comprehend the thoughts of a child who could only look around the chaos in fear?

What can we do?

In Malaysia, we have several organisations that help the plight of refugees. One worth mentioning is MERCY Malaysia. This is an organisation that is dedicated to provide medical relieve irrespective of religion, race, culture or boundary. MERCY has sent its team on relief mission to countries in need like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Pakistan. Publics are encouraged to volunteer or contribute in terms of donation. It is the hope that everyone has that a little effort may go a long way to help unfortunate members of the world.

What else can we do? I guess, the least we can do is spread the awareness. Spread the message of humanity to the people in our viccinity. Start with our own family. Organise a small fund raising and channel it to valid receivers or alternatively to a centre that will help to distribute to the appropriate people.

It's not difficult to start to care. You just have to remember your own, and how it will affect them should the same thing happen to us. Do your part, however small. We might not be able to stop all those power hungry people to stop those insane wars, but at least, each small steps count.

Love and Peace, that's our hope.
Mercy Malaysia

November 7, 2008

I see stupid people...

When I first woke up this morning, I have every nerve in my body ready to go to war. Ha ha ha... Long story short, some uncalled statement were made, and I spoke up against it. It resulted with chains of emotional responses from the other parties involved. And last night, it get to a stage where "enough is enough". Through it all, I only made myself heard, once.

However, out of God's love and merciful, someone close to me pour a bucket of ice to the fire and put a stop to it. And because of that I love her more than ever and I thank the Almighty for stopping me from doing something I might regret later.

Truth be told, the people who made the uncalled statement are not exactly the type of people that I hang out with. In fact, the reason why we're in contact is purely by chance. And since these people were the reminiscence of our lives a long time ago, I thought why the heck not to get in touch again.

We would expect as we grow older (ehem) we get more well, matured. Our words and our actions should be the epitome of who we are. Even so, no one person is perfect, therefore mistakes could happen. However, to actually be the same person you were twenty years ago, and a bad one at that... well.. I seriously don't have the words to describe my opinion.

I am doing my best not to be judgmental here. So pardon me if I slip.

The facts remain that even if you're earning six figures, speak French, travel the world, holidaying in Swiss and probably have one or two rumah agam (mansions), your standards will only rise based on your relationship with other people. Having all those luxury does not elevate your status and make you first class. At least not in my eyes.

Well... There you go, the slip.

Anyway, now that I think about it again, it's just hillarious. I mean, here we are, thirty year olds acting like kids in high school. So comical! After all that, I just want to say one thing. I don't need this kind of low class, narrow minded people in my life. They have never made any impact on me and neither will they be.

Ha ha ha...

November 3, 2008

Still a Happy Baby... Heart is Still Merry!

It's a brand new day today. Nothing extra-ordinary happens, but I woke up with a new kind of vigour this morning. Although I took my sweet time to get up and get ready for work, somehow, I felt lighter.

I put on a new top this morning, switching from my ordinary worn out shirt to a turquoise blouse. I don't normally wear so casual to work, but today, I felt like it. I let my hair down, although I stick to just powder, a little blusher and lip balm as usual. No, nothing special is going on today. Neither did anything special happened during the weekend.

Fun things and meaningful things did happen during the weekend. CapalPerak and I went to see Max Payne on Saturday. I hung out with Sarcy on Sunday. I shared something that happened several years ago with CapalPerak last night. And today CapalPerak starts his new job. Normal hours finally. And maybe, just maybe, the fact that our hours won't clash so much anymore makes me feel lighter. He he he...

Other than that, nothing special happened.

While watching Max Payne...

Jade: Owhh.. owhh... do you want to know what he's going to do next?
CapalPerak: No.
Jade: Isk...


Jade: I'm sorry if I spoiled the movie for you... I think my brain is too Hollywodised already... I seem to be able to know what's going to happen next... Hmmm... maybe I should become a script writer. Or write that book I've been wanting to write!
CapalPerak: Just do whatever you want to do darling. [smiling his exasperated smile]

Much later...

Jade: Ohhhh... Bordersssss.... Oooooweeeeeeiiiioooouuuuuuweeeeeiiioooouuuu... [moving fingers in a circular motion at each side of the head - as if being hypnotised]
CapalPerak: Oh my god. I'm dating a cartoon character...
ZuZu: [Laughing at the back seat]