Monthly Archives: December 2007

let’s draw the curtains to 2007 & welcome in 2008!

let’s draw the curtains to 2007 & welcome in 2008!

(/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!!!
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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!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008, EVERYBODY!

merry (se)xmas & a happy new year 2008!!!

merry (se)xmas & a happy new year 2008!!!

merry (se)xmas & a happy new year 2008!!!

wow wee. no graphical wishing this year tho. but i’m in a holiday mood and when i’m in such a mood, i cook. and whether the food is edible or not, that’s a whole different question. for today, i’m baking honeycomb cake for dessert & making shepherd’s pie and pasta for dinner. i’m thinking i should add another dish, a quick one if possible, so i pondered and looked up to see if mr. head could give me a suggestion. newp, blank stares. anything you’d like to suggest instead?
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for the past week, relatives have been coming over and i’ve missed out a lot of great food expeditions. the only one i’ve managed to join is the dim sum buffet, which photos i’ll share with you if i’m in the mood to post them up. we’ve been shopping for clothes for my cousin, daryl’s, wedding dinner and chinese new year since it’s just a month plus away. i’ve bought two gold dresses and a few tops. and as i was TRYING to make space in my closet, i’ve just realised i’ve got like eighteen dresses and i only wear dresses during weddings, which is really rare. like five times the most, in a year? LOL. i should do a jumble sale, really.
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and a funny strange thing happened yesterday. as i was driving to work in the morning, i was thinking of my cousin’s wedding. and then suddenly a funeral thought came into my mind, which was, well, WEIRD, right. but i quickly shrug it off and it didn’t seem like a good omen. it was completely random. i went home later in the evening and my sister mentioned, “the lady in the bed died”. i was like, “huh, who?!”. “i dunno what we call her. but she’s the lady in the bed”. i then found out it was my dad’s grandcousin or something (i’m still trying to figure out the relationship here) that passed away. although we’re not very close but we do keep in touch and visit her whenever we’re in penang. my heart dropped. she has this really dedicated daughter who seem to have dedicated her whole life into caring her mom, who has been bedridden for quite a while. and now her mom’s gone. it could be a good thing that she can finally move on with her life but losing a family member, especially if that someone’s your mother, is never a good thing. and i felt bad for thinking of ‘death’ earlier in the morning and wondering if it was a sign or something or WAS that the cause? it’s bizarre. i know. *a moment of silence here please*
with that, i’d like to end my entry by saying, ‘treasure your loved ones this holiday season and whenever, because you’ll never know when they would be gone… forever’. it’s freaking cliche, i know, but i never like deaths (and i don’t like weddings too but that’s a whole different story). i hate losing people i love & care for. or things i treasure. i miss you brian. and lucky. and deejay. and my grandpa. and grandma. and my sar ku (third uncle). i’ll always have a piece of you all in me. happy holidays, all. toodles!

commitments we face in adulthood.

commitments we face in adulthood.

my dad woke me up at 8am on a sunday morning with helluva excitement because he’s bringing us to check showrooms today. we’re planning to buy a landed property after living in a condo for ten years. we’re very fickled minded people. we used to love the idea of living in condos when we were living in a landed property and now, we prefer the opposite. so off we drove, almost 30kms away from our current place to check out this place he was SO freaking in love with, while both my mom and i were whining about the journey and how early it is to get up on a sunday morning. and then we reached the place. yes, it’s nice. i loved the house but definitely not the location. i will and always love bukit jalil more than some random ‘jin-buang-anak’ (secluded) place. i told my dad that if you plan on having me being anti-social and all, yes, please, go ahead and buy this place… BUT you’ll never see your daughters & sons getting married because it’s so far away from the rest of the world, seperated from friends and others. goodbye ttdi, goodbye damansara, goodbye bangsar, and double the goodbye to kl city itself. living in bukit jalil was a pain for me when i first moved here because it was freaking far from subang (where i spent half my life growing up and socialising) but now with highways and back roads, i swear, it’s just twenty minutes away from everywhere else (and i mean, happening places, by stating ‘everywhere else’). so now that i’ve settled down here, i would rather just move to a place nearby but no. MY DAD WANTS PEACE AND TRANQUILITY because he’s getting old and he needs a place to retire. but i’m in the midst of building my career and living so far away from the city is definitely not helping. and think about all the hike in petrols and tolls that we’ll be facing next year. my god, the horror!
i know, i’m whining a lot but i’m really thinking that the furthest i’ll live from bukit jalil will be subang jaya. or pj. or furthest ever would be damansara. no shah alam, no puchong, no cheras. or i’ll rather not move. LOL. yes, i’m fussy and picky. i really love oug though. i’m into really old houses because i believe they built the best houses then. houses these days are fragile looking and the walls are too thin. but my dad wants new houses instead! imagine all the drama we’ve got to go through whenever we go check out houses. and besides, i’m in the midst of TRYING to get a new car. but i can’t decide on what to get. for below rm100k. i just saw the newly launched sx4 and i’m actually considering it. should i? my god, things we face as we enter adulthood.

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photos were taken from paul tan. more can be seen here. i’ve always joked about how i should open a beckyooi.org since i’m always seeing freshly assembled yet-to-reveal-to-the-world cars in my studio but i don’t think i can ever write anything technical except to say that ‘yea, it’s nice. looks like a combo of this and that’. not very helpful and ETHICAL (since i’m not suppose to reveal all these photos and infos), isn’t it? but let’s just say, plenty of affordable cars to be available to the public next year, be it local or imported ones. just be patient!

tickle-me.net’s finally v8.0 powered! ;)

tickle-me.net’s finally v8.0 powered! ;)

CONGRATS, BECKS! YOU’RE NO LONGER A PHOTOSHOP & FRONTPAGE RETARD!

omfg. YOU LIKEY MY NEW LAYOUT?! please say yes! i was struggling with photoshop thinking of a whole new design to do and i’ve just found out how rusty i’ve become. and since there was a layout i designed more than a year ago that still has not been in used, i’ve decided to use it. it took me hours just to familiarized myself with photoshop and frontpage once again. all those codings were driving me nuts but i guess it was worth it. i think this site finally looks fresher. and it’s probably the first time i’ve used our actual photos to represent ourselves since i’ve first designed my layout back in … 2002? lol, i remember i’ve used josh groban & sarah mclachlan in my first few designs. and even durians! my gawd. so cute.
alright, i will not go on blabbing about my “back-then” stories since it’s already 5:05am now. i will continue messing around later should i find some errors and what nots. do inform me if you find any. till then, i’m going to bed dreaming of some random cute guy since iskii’s off to australia and hasn’t called me yet. and please tell me you like this one better, cause it took me at least four hours to edit and change all of my pages. you do, right? lie, even if you don’t.

a triple celebration.

a triple celebration.

CONGRATS, BLACK & JACK ON THE NEW BABIES!!!
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i am a proud grandmother of three adorable black-pinky squirmy gerbils. my eight months old gerbil just gave birth on 30th november 2007 and they look so fragile. i seriously hope they’ll survive since i hear rodents have the tendency of committing infanticide. i don’t want to name them yet until they’re at least two weeks old because chances of survival are low, so i’ve learnt from google.
HAPPY 28TH ANNIVERSARY, MOMMY & DADDY!!!

yeaps. twenty eight years of tolerating each other as a wedded couple. fighting through challenges & celebrating each other’s joy. so loving, or rather, TOO LOVING AT TIMES, that it makes us sick in our stomachs. always showing their affection towards each other. but twenty eight years together (and not counting the extra couple of years they’ve been dating through long distance relationship) is amazing. will i ever be able to do it? hMmMm… *ponders*
HAPPY 26TH MONTHLIIVERSARII, BIIBIINIIKIINS!!!
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although it’s not twenty eight years, twenty six months is long. none of my previous relationships could even exceed three months, so twenty six months is an achievement. and it’s not made possible if the other half cannot tolerate my nonsenses, understand my randomness, and love me for who i am. and the other half is no other than my bii, iskii. such a gift he is. i love you, bii!

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on other random stuffs, stoney’s got a bad itch that he’s been biting on until his skin’s raw. saddest part is, i cannot freaking bring him to the vet cause the only day i’m not working (and that is, if i don’t have shoots) are sundays. my mom has cleaned & attended to his wound (not deep, but i’m worried. i worry a lot) and put on a huge UFO-like plastic thingy around his neck to prevent him from biting further. that poor boy. sometimes, it makes me wonder, is my work really worth it, since i don’t have time for anything else. i left work around ten-ish almost three days in a week. loved ones are complaining i don’t have time for them. and the money i’m getting is peanuts…. so why the hell am i still there. still in the industry. an advertising slave. “i dunno. i sorta like it, at times, i guess” came my reply, sounding guilty. why the hell am i feeling guilty about something i used to have so much passion for? god knows. hell, my teeth has been aching & my gums have been irritated for days, but no, no dentist to visit on sundays. amazing. it’s a wonder, really. it is.
and i’ve just noticed how big the differences are on the comments i get when i post photos in entries and when i don’t. LOL. from a fourty-two to a miserable four… see, life’s meaningless without photoshop.