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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Yesterday, around 4pm, I got my bonus and salary. And also told how much increment for the year 2009.

After looking at the bank-in slip for my bonus, my heart dropped, less than 1 month!

The most disappointed part is when I was told only RM50 of increment for this year!

I take this as my "report card" for the year 2008. That means my work for 2008 did not worth even a month of bonus. And my performance is only worth RM50 of increment.

I'm really very VERY very disappointed!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Chinese New Year Mythology

Everybody knows that Chinese New Year is the most important day for Chinese. But I bet other than the Chinese, other people may not know the mythology of Chinese New Year.

According to tales and legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian or "Year" in Chinese. Nian would come on the first day of New Year to devour livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children.

To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year. It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people.

One time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red. Hence, every time when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors. People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian.

From then on, the Nian never came to the village again. The Nian was eventually captured by Hongjunlaozu, an ancient Taoist monk. The Nian became Hongjunlaozu's mount.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Triplets awards

I got an award from Richard again. Thanks a lot!

Here are the rules for the recipients:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
(I haven't really know who to nominate! Those who are interested for this award, let me know! I'll add you to the list!)
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Very busy...

I'm very busy for the whole day! I'm very tired now.

Our new housing scheme's launching on this coming Saturday. That's mean: no more half day working for Saturday!

I'm busying with the newspaper advertising, preparing supplier name list for advertising, and contact the artist for any correction on the advertisement. Now, we need to prepare invitation cards to invite suppliers to our launching. That's really a lot of works need to do before the launching.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

High heels fever

I've bought 3 new high heels from Vincci yesterday! All at 20% discount! It's been a long time since I bought the last pair of high heels. They are absolutely nice! I love it! These are all my CNY gifts for myself! Happy Chinese New Year!

Auntie's new home

"A house is made of walls and beams, a home is built with love and dreams"

My auntie in Kuantan had bought a new condominium at around RM280,000.00 last year. It is located at the 4th floor. It comes with a free parking place and additional parking place at RM10,000.00 each. The price of the condominium is now rising up to RM360,000.00 recently.

The properties in Kuantan are more costly, compared to properties in Ipoh. With RM280,000.00, we are able to buy a Semi-Detached house in Ipoh!

But I like staying at a condominium, small and windy. Hubby do not like it, he prefers houses with some space.

Anyway, I had been searching around to get my auntie some idea on her house decorations. We went Ikea last holiday, getting some idea on the furniture. She had been getting the floor plan from the developer to add-on some electrical points and water points to her new home. We also went to search for lighting, bathroom basins and kitchen sinks, which need to be handed over to the developer for fixture during the construction.

Wow, there are really a lot of works to do before moving in to a new home! But still, it is enjoyable!

Happy Sunday

There is only one week left to the Chinese New Year! I'm really excited, all my friends and family members are coming back soon!

My job for today is to clean-up the house and do some washing!

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Auspicious colors to wear

This is the chart I grab from a friends blog, have a look!

Sleepy afternoon

It is another Saturday for the month of January again! I just back from work, very tired and sleepy!

I wanted so much to update my blog, but I'm really sleepy at the moment.

Before I have any idea of what to blog about, let me have a nap, be right back!

Friday, January 16, 2009

A to Z tag

Thank you Richard for this tag!

A - Attached or Single? - Attached
B - Best Friend? 2 male best friends, 2 female best friends
C - Cake or pie? - Cake
D - Day of choice? - Saturday
E - Essential item? - My computer
F - Favorite Color? - Pink
G - Gummy Bears or Worms? - Gummy bears
H - Hometown? - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
I - Indulgence? - Window shopping
J - June or July? - June
K - Kids ? Praying for one
L - Life is not complete w/o - Hubby
M - Marriage date? - 07.06.2008
N - Number of magazine subscriptions -Null
O - Orange or apple? - Apple
P - Phobias? - Insects
Q - Quotes? - Happy go lucky
R - Reason to smile? - That I have a lovely hubby
S - Season of choice? - Spring
T - Tag people - Carlos & Kevin
U - Unknown fact about me - Forgetful
V - Vegetable? - Cauliflower
W - Worst habit? - Careless
X - Xray or ultrasound? - Ultrasound
Y - Your favorite foods? - Fried rice
Z - Zodiac sign -Aquarius

Parkson sale!

Parkson BonusLink Member’s Day Sale Exclusive only for today! They are giving out RM20 vouchers for every RM120 purchased! Wow, attractive right?

I'll be going there soon enough, once hubby backed from work, took dinner, we'll go straight to the Parkson! I need to help my aunt to buy water filter! I want to buy new shoes for the coming Chinese New Year too. Hopefully I would shop until I forgot to buy the filter!

CNY greeting cards

Chinese New Year is coming real soon, have you all bought greeting cards? I have bought some for my friends. They are really nice and beautifully designed! I can't help buying more to send out for my friends.

Traditional greeting cards in various designs

Gold color symbolizes wealth

Colorful lovely greeting cards for young ones

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Home in the graveyard?

~News quoted from Sin Chew Daily~

Have you ever thought of living in a graveyard?

There is a Malay wooden house built in front of three graves at Jalan Langgar, Kedah. After some graves were removed in recent years, the family even expanded the house to accommodate the increasing number of the family members.

The old house owner told Sin Chew Daily that he has been living here for over 50 years and his children keep staying here with him even after they have got married, expanding the family into four households of 14 people.

Every year, descendants of the three graves buried in 1970s would visit the tombs. The owner's wife said that as they are living in a Chinese graveyard, they are very clear with the Chinese tomb visiting custom during Qingming festival. The family would therefore clean the surrounding area before the festival every year to avoid embarrassment when descendants of the deceased were there.

Descendants of the deceased said nothing about the expansion of their house. Instead, they asked us to take care of the tombs, said the house owner.

Could you believe it? I don't think I could have the bravery to live with the deceased!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

What you see isn't what you'll get!

Terrence, Nick and I went to a coffee shop for a drink in the Saturday, around 4pm. We thought of finding a place chit-chatting.

Three of us were in Greentown, wanted to go Greentown Corner, but closed. Then we decided to go Old Town Kopitiam for the drink. Before we reached Old Town Kopitiam, passing by a coffee shop, and Terrence was attracted by those desserts on the menu in front of the shop. So, we went in and sit ourselves.

Nick's coffee

My Coke light

Terrence ordered Banana Fox in the menu

This is the Banana Fox he get!
(See the difference? It's that big in the menu, that small in reality!)

We asked the waiter regarding the difference for the ice-cream, he explained that it's just a illustration problem!

I got a joke for the day. Actually, it's normal to me snapping photos everywhere. I had took a photo for the shop name once I sat down, snaped a photo for our drinks and ice-cream before I gave the ice-cream menu a snap. The waiter came immediately after he saw me taking pictures with the menu asking me what I would do with the picture!

What do you think I would do?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Seafood lunch

Today, I had my lunch in one of my best friend's house. He had been invited me to his house to try his special-made steam fish on the New Year eve, but I had other thing to do on that day, so we postpone it until now! Three best friends having lunch on this Saturday!

Ingredient: Fresh swimming tiger prawn

2 guys taking photo with the prawns!


Steam tiger prawn with egg-white

The Chef applying sauce to the "Bak sou gong"

Steamed "Bak sou gong"

Fried cabbage with prawns and chillies by the maid

Our lunch - 3 dishes!


Oh, why the Chef looks like this?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What is the lucky color for 2009?

Lucky color for 2009 according to feng shui is yellow.

For the year 2009, the 5 yellow occupies the North sector of any building corresponding from 337.5° to 22.5°.

Avoid anything that is red in color or open burning flame in this sector because fire will strengthen the earth energy of 5 yellow.

Place round golden yellow color objects such as golden CDs in this sector or the traditional 5-element pagoda in this sector to exhaust the earth energy of the 5 Yellow.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Busy day

Today is a busy day so me! I'm busying gathering all necessary documents for submission of the developer license and sale permit. So I hardly have time to sit down. I can't even finish my bottle of water!

But anyway it's better to be busy than being free and nothing to do all day long. Sometimes I'll day-dream when I'm really free. I always dreamed that I could have a mac notebook and install Solitaire for mac to play with. I have never played a mac solitaire. May be I might take the risk of bringing the notebook back to office to fill my free time also!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Japanese lunch

We have had this lunch weeks before, I haven't got time to upload the mouth-watering photos since I'm again not feeling well these days. I hardly slept nicely for around 2 weeks, waking up few time middle of the night!

Kizuna is located in Ipoh, near Tesco. Its food are really delicious! Do have a try!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Page rank 2

Yeah! My page rank gone all the way from zero to two! I got PR2 for my travel blog too!

Although I have no idea how it evaluate but still, PR2! I can't describe how happy I am to have 2 out of 5 blogs which have PR2.


Thursday, January 1, 2009