(/edited) @ 4:18pm, 31.12.07
what a way to welcome the new year. MY GERBIL JUST GAVE BIRTH TO ANOTHER SIX ADORABLE BABIES!!! *blushes* i’m such a proud grandmother. we now have 2 adults, 3 ‘teens’, and 5 babies!!! i’m loving 2008 already. bring it on!!!
it’s finally, the last day of 2007. and like any other years, things that made me smile and frown has happened. it was a tough year for me but i’m glad i went through it because it made me stronger and wiser as a person.
january – we greeted 2007 with a barbie at iskii’s place and it was great that we shared that moment with a lot of friends and all. i started my job as a line producer in a production house and i must say, i am really glad i came here because of the experiences and the people plus the things i’ve learned. maxine was also crowned as miss veet 2007. the dame with the sexiest leg in town, it seems. HAHA!
february – it’s the month of valentine and we made arrangements last minute, as always. had dinner at porto romano and it was FANTABULOUS! bii got me a phone! *yums* i’m still using it, but maybe, not for long. the phone’s a little wonky now but i still love it. thanks, bii! bii brought me for a theatrical comedy show called gamarjobat. it was really one of the best i’ve ever been too!
march – i don’t remember anything significant here. i know it was a period where people were leaving and joining my studio. and there must’ve been lotsa food and meeting up. but that should be it. oh, and i think i bought us both puma shoes. haha. i’m actually cheating by looking at my archives. LOL!
april – i will definitely remember this month most because of the new additions to my family. the gerbils, black & jack! who, by the way, are parents to three adorable baby gerbils now. it’s quite significant that the family of five actually sorta represents MY family! mom & dad, me, bro & sis. what a coincidence! and it was also my bii’s paintball tournament and i remember going to malacca to get my hair chopped off! i’ve just realised how fast my hair has grown because it’s at least a foot longer now!
may – it was caroline’s wedding and we sat on the ‘irc’ table. the majority of us were in irc like ten years ago. oh, those were the days. caroline’s now a mother to a beautiful daughter, yosefa (if i’m not mistaken). see how time flies. and i think during this month and the previous month, i was questioning myself regarding my career. it was a really tough moment but i’m glad i’ve overcome it, with … grace? LOL. i met jenita, my old primary schoolmate on this month too, together with maxine and tchen shun. brings back good old memories.
june – i got my hair highlighted into streaks of gold! i think it was this month that most of my closest colleagues left. i think we were celebrating the farewell of at least four to five people. but my friend joined me in this studio instead though she didn’t last long. it was also yeeng’s birthday and i remember dropping her birthday present of at a bak kut teh stall. lol, and iskii was feeling weird and all. blehs, it’s good, biibii. i love bak kut teh! oh, and i had the worst ever food poisoning in june thanks to the unidentified object i ate from sakae sushi and also the milk shake from ms. read. blaaahssss. worst ever, i repeat. we were also in penang during the end of the month for iskii’s paintball tournament and i got the chance to drive around in his huge ass ford everest without knowing where to go. but it was fun driving around in a place you’re not very familiar with and at least, i could drive from one end to the other end of the island. he didn’t allow me to drive the everest again after that. LOL! i think i’ve only managed to meet up with shu yin and it’s fun. she’s married now! everyone’s such a grown up already. tsk!
july – we celebrated choon ting’s birthday with a super mega feast at porto romano. chee wai & ms. choo went crazy due to work and so we began ordering like retards who have not eaten for years! two starters, like five main courses and two desserts! and you so don’t want to know the bill… but it was good fun. and then RIGHT AFTER THAT, i had a moderators gathering at souled out with sp, wen, and ming yang. too bad zoe was caught up with something or else it would’ve been an even perfect-er gathering, since coincidentally both zoe and wen was back from the US. we attended iskii’s friend, eric’s wedding, and he was introduced to the world of cute suckling pigs. poor guy. he could barely eat anything on the table since it was a non-halal dinner. and i met joy my ex-wall-bang-wall partner and steve over a churrascaria dinner. it has been YEARS since i last met her. you still in malaysia, joy?
august – my birthday month. i love august. i had my celebration as iskii’s place with friends and colleagues. amazing fun. so much food and so much of drugged satay which got the paintballers especially MK, super high. LOL. i’ve also discovered food foundry around this time. AMAZING FOOD and amazingly hidden far away from the crowd. oh, and i introduced bii to borneo rainforest, my supplier’s sister’s place, who is aka tiara jacquelina. so much food. food makes us happy, no? i got badly sunburnt during this month too while shooting for an astro advertisement. eyuck! also, had a gathering with my highschool friends to welcome malaysia’s 50th independence day. nyums. i love hot dogs!
september – the day after the barbie at hock beng’s house, we had another at hugh’s place. i met berlyn for the first time and she got me a stalk of rose! so schweet. it was also sp’s birthday and we met up with the rest of the forumers/bloggers after such a long time! mom celebrated her 50th birthday and .. i dun remember where we went. but it must’ve been good. whenever there’s food, it’s good for me. HAHA. *yums*
october – our 2nd aniiversarii!!! i bought him a braun buffel wallet and we went for dinner at spring hatsuhana! orgasmic japanese food. i think this would serve as a reminder that we need to go there more often. it was also hari raya so iskii had his annual open house with two whole lambs, kuah lodeh aka lontong, and yada yada. we were all too busy concentrating on smuggling the cupcakes that we didn’t really eat much proper food. lol. except i think there was satay and MK was high on it, again! oh, and i got back my goldilocks hair. i like it!
november – kancil awards! the first that i’ve ever attended and i coincidentally bought a new dress the night before. met up with some old friends and some new clients. amazing night except that the food was TERRIBLY horrendous. for a table so expensive, i would expect something more decent, not cold food that has been on the table hours before the event. mamak gang had a gathering at italliannies, the curve, and we tried to catch up as much as we could. isobel & i are both in the advertising line, max is in IT, sandy’s in the research industry and RAYMOND gave a surprise visit! he sneakily got back from australia without telling us. spoke about the people we’ve met, dated and you know, the usual catching up stories. nice! and i recommended this middle eastern makan place to my bii, al-diafah and it’s amazing! i just saw a write up on it yesterday and i must say, i share the same opinions as the writer. the food there is FREAKING good, but i still can’t get used to the arabic/turkish coffee. it’s weird. but other than that, the lamb was awesome! my gerbils gave birth to their babies on the last day of the month. i’m yet to name them but first, i’ve gotta identify their sexes. LOL.
december – christmas time. but i spent the eve at home sleeping because i was too exhausted from work. spent the christmas day with yujin, koay ling, liang wei & bii. as usual, lunch would be at colin’s house. yummy meatballs and acar. we then had tea at food foundry and spent hours there just, yakking. i just got back from malacca. my cousin’s darryl’s chinese wedding dinner for those who are not in australia. i saw their wedding photos in australia and i, instantly, wanted to get married. the most amazing photos i’ve ever seen. so emotional, so much feel to it. that would probably EVER be the best spent money if those were my wedding photos. all in all, it was not too bad a year. i’ve crossed over from a student to a working adult this year so that was quite a huge thing for me. i’ve also put on so much weight and that’s HUGE indeed for me too. i know next year will be more work stress, more money issues, more commitments, more weight to put on, and more food to drink, but there will also be more friends, more cheers and more occasions to celebrate to. with that, i’d like to draw the curtains to 2007 and welcome in the brand new year, 2008. my year! since it’s the year of rat. may it bring more luck to me despite all the rumours on recession and all that. even tickle-me.net has welcomed the new year with a new layout. cheers, and welcome, 2008!
(/edited) @ 4:18pm, 31.12.07