Monthly Archives: February 2008

the unstopppable chomping machine.

the unstopppable chomping machine.

(/edited) @ 9:54am; 25.02.2008

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in loving memory, ginger

i don’t know what to say at the moment as i’m grieving together with the shah family over the loss of their beloved pet, ginger. i felt so bad for not being able to say anything to them as they mourn. i’ll miss you ginger. i’ll miss you playing with my hair and your massages. i’m sorry for all the harsh things i’ve said about you to isky. i didn’t mean any of them because i really like you. rest in peace, ginger.
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no, i haven’t gotten my new car yet. no, i haven’t decided on replacing my k750i with either a k770i or 5610 xpress yet. yes, i’ve gotten the number plate i tendered for. yes, i’ve gotten back my phone from repair. yes, we’ve started researching on designs for the house. yes, i’m still heavy. yes, i am broke (or at least, soon to be)!
that pretty much sums up the updates on my life. skip the rest if you wouldn’t be interested in reading the long-ass mundane version.
as you can tell, i’ve been IN the process of purchasing a new car for about a month plus. the number plate itself took me about two weeks. and now the car i was gonna buy is out with a facelift, so that adds on the extra headache and i’ve been negotiating with SO many salesmen that i think, they’d rather not do my business. but i can’t help it now can i, if, salesman A says something completely the opposite of what salesman B, C, D and E has said. it’s driving me up the wall that all these people are saying different things. i’m just trying to get the best deal AND besides, as a consumer, i have the right to know about everything that involves the deal. blahs, i just wanna get over and done with it. i’ve already had enough headache for the year (and it’s just the beginning)!
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a tough choice. think any of you could help me with the decision?

next, my superior showed me some sony ericsson phone dummies yesterday and i suddenly felt an itch of getting a new phone. so i do what i’m best at, GOOGLING! and i found two phones that would fit my budget and meet my needs, the sony ericsson k770i and nokia’s 5610 xpress. i am not a phone/gadget/tech-savvy person as some of you might have voted for me in facebook, therefore it’s something that i would need some advice from those of you who are. the k series from SE is pretty much concentrated on the camera, photos and photo enhancement whereas the 5610 xpress is more to music, but with features as great as the k770i. i haven’t seen any of the phones in person yet, which i know i should, to make a better judgement, but if any of you have any personal experiences, please feel free to drop a comment.
for the past couple of weeks, my parents and i have been enthusiastic about looking for simple yet cosy and handsome designs for the new house. yes, i may have hated the location albeit the house looking nice but as long as stoney gets a space to chase butterflies and birds with his ears flying freely as he runs, i’m good. that WAS the actual main reason i used to brainwash my parents into buying a landed property. i must be really good, huh? my parents actually bought that excuse. but of course, i backed it up with other reasons like how we all need a bigger space (because we’re not just growing vertically but horizontally as well), more parking space (since we’ve expanded from two cars to five), more place to grow plants (since my parents are into gardening lately) and a place for my dad to finally have his koi pond. i’ve found some really good bargains but i guess one year away IS REALLY too early to do much planning. we’ll see.
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random malay food i’ve tried in malacca.
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chinese new year dinner @ soon fatt restaurant with abby’s family from sabah. food were sadly, a huge disappointment that night.
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a SUPER quick dinner at hup kee, jalan alor, with sp, clod & hubby.
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celebrating calvin & jumie’s birthday at italliannies, the curve, before heading to laundry for a drinking session worthed more than a grand! anyway, i’d like to make an official complain should anyone google italliannies up. we were charged for two birthday cakes that we didn’t even order. it was brought to our tables when we told them there were two people celebrating their birthdays that night. and raisin bread puddings as birthday cakes? come on!
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sushii groove @ one utama. for some odd reason, i’ve been craving for jap food on an almost daily basis. you should try sushi zanmai @ the gardens. i love it!
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valentine’s lunch at boathouse, ttdi. love the food but the portions, especially when it’s meat, is miserable. nevertheless, try their set lunches. pretty value for money, i’d say.

and as the holiday season is FINALLY over, the food session hasn’t. i’ve been munching non-stop for the past few weeks and i don’t think a lighter reading on the weighing scale is ever going to happen. no point whining really, because i have such a weak heart when it comes to food. blahs, i’m an unstoppable chomping machine. LOL. anyways, off to finish up some chores. i don’t wanna go to work tomorrow. and the day after. and the day after. holiday, anyone?
p/s: i have this odd crush on child actress, jodelle ferland of silent hill, tideland, and mermaid fame. more photos here. she plays either eerie or fantasy roles (and once, as a very cute inspiring character in mermaid) and for a child, she’s one helluva talented actress. i like! no, i’m not a pedophile, thank you.

the season to love & be loved.

the season to love & be loved.

i’m contented with the things in my life for now. are you? i hope you all had a great valentine’s day a couple of days back. it’s just a season to love & be loved. we weren’t doing anything special as i had to work so he just surprised me with a dinner at tasting room. it was a surprised alright cause when he drove towards bangsar, i assumed we were going to cava since it has been a while since we last went there and did mentioned briefly about going there for v’day. the guy at cava greeted isky (he seems to know them well, hmm) thinking we’re dining there but isky just held my hand and muttered something to the dude feeling guilty and walked towards another shop. “enj..oy.. your din..ner,” i could hear the guy saying softly, like almost in a sad tone. poor fella. I WILL BE GOING CAVA SOON, don’t worry. i freaking miss their tapas (*drools* over the thought of their deep fried mozarella cheese) and gigantic lamb!
and so we walked, passed the another shop and another before he led me towards a staircase. “eh?” i thought. i felt it was a little dodgy la, walking upwards to a dark quiet place. but i was wrong. we reached the tasting room and yes, it was quiet, but the place was beautiful, you know, a typical wine bistro concept with a few tables which were already filled with couples, some expatriates. the service was warm and i had great expectations (though i was disappointed i didn’t guess right on the place he was bringing me. i like being RIGHT ). we were welcomed with a box of muffins & menus with our names printed on them, which i thought was really cool. however, the food was a HUGE let down. my bii who was raving about this place during dinner was disappointed too. the menu consist of weird combination which i thought was interesting, but however, the taste just didn’t blend that well. bii still insist that the food there was great on ordinary days, especially their lamb flight (which unfortunately, was not on the valentine’s menu). despite the letdown, i’m still glad i got to spend the night with my bii. he’s an amazing guy. i dunno where i’d be without him. i love you, bii! thank you for the GREAT CUTE espresso cups to compliment with the espresso machine you got me AND the soon to come coffee beans that you insist on getting them for me. i’m just as addicted to you as i am to coffee.

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us, right after our gigantic dessert @ the tasting room, bangsar.
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what we had & did @ the tasting room, bangsar.

as for my chinese new year celebration, which i’m yet to elaborate, i had decent fun. my collection of ang pows are dwindling by the years but that’s probably because i’ve stopped visiting houses and i’m already much older. what’s missing this year was definitely the fireworks & hanging out with friends at malacca. i didnt get to meet up with claudine, gerald & jimmy like usual back in malacca because schedule’s just too tight and i wasn’t feeling well anyways. the weather was killing me and all that eating marathon was not helping at all! i’m glad my weighing scale konked out on the EVE of cny because now, i won’t know how much i’ve gained. yes, i’m in denial.
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the return of the horny lion dance troupe @ the office. which, is an annual thingy. lol!
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company’s chinese new year dinner @ the ming room, bangsar.
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celebrating first few days of chinese new year @ malacca.

i’ve managed to get the alternative number plate i wanted. unfortunately, the front i got isn’t WRE 8001 or else, it would’ve spelt my name! ‘W (redundant) RE8 OOI’, which is .. REB OOI! LOL. short for rebecca? i dunno what’s the front alphabets yet but i should be able to collect my car by next friday if everything goes well. i’m freaking s-EXCITED! anyway, i think i’ve typed enough. i’ll post other random shots below. till then, happy belated valentine’s day & enjoy the rest of your chinese new year.
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a farewell gathering for aaron & sanji @ chili’s, bangsar. believe it or not, i have about another four to five more shots of various burgers that’s not included in the collage above. we REALLY ate that much!
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beckiskii @ chili’s, bangsar.
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our shoot with hannah tan.
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random shots from the shoot that day.

speaking of hannah, i finally had a chance to ASK her what i’ve been meaning to ask. tee hee!
becks: hannah, were you from st george’s, penang?
hannah: yups! you too right?
becks: no lah, i was from cpt.
hannah: uhm. but you look familiar!
becks: i think we took the same school bus la.
hannah: oh ya!
becks: yadayadayadablahblahblacksheep…. we used to call the bus driver ah chek remember!
hannah: ah chek! hahaha.. yes, ah chek!
ok, that’s like THE WORST CONVERSATION ever i know. but it’s great meeting an old friend or bus mate or someone from ten years ago, so little conversations like that reminisces me of the good old times. now i’d like to track down people from my kindergarten in perlis. ANYONE FROM PETER & JANE, PERLIS, leave me a message. i hope whoever who googles this phrase ‘peter & jane perlis’ reaches my site. till then, toodles!
currently listening to: azn dreamers – fixing a broken heart.
p/s: SP!!! send me the photos of us with claudine & ondrej asap please! *muaks*

welcoming the year of the rats!

welcoming the year of the rats!

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2008, PEOPLE!!!

it’s the beginning for the year of the rats, this coming thursday! my year! which well, obviously reveals my age. i hope this year would bring the best out of everything (though the signs are showing completely the opposite). happy chinese new year all. *a toast to all, you rats*. best of all, to welcome the year of the rat, my gerbils gave birth to FOUR more babies. yums. buy two free thirteen gerbils. best lah! gong xi fa chai!