Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.
Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it'll crush. Hold it too loose, it'll fly.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

not an advertorial and I'm BACK...

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My faithful 5-years old laptop finally died on me....



I have been having problem with the laptop for many months....

I knew there was something wrong with it... it was super-slow in uploading pictures and downloading songs... and what really frustrated me was.... it ran VERY SLOW.... 5 mph.....


Well, being SUPER "cheapo-me".... I refused to accept the fact that it's time to spend some $$$$ to get a new laptop until last weekend.

I couldn't tolerate it anymore... so "F" that P.O.S (you figure it out what F.... P.O.S stands for)


Oh, that also explain why I haven't been blogging much in the past month.... freagging upset with that P.O.S.....


So, last weekend.... Drove to Best Buy.... and picked up a NICE and EXPENSIVE laptop



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Toshiba Portege Z835....



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Ultrabook... Core i3.... weigh 3 lbs.... super lightweight.



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Ultra-thin



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I was having some egg drop soup while surfing... so please ignore the greasy spot on the keyboard....



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Fit perfectly well in my pocketbook.... I can take it with me wherever I go... YAY.



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What really cool about this laptop is... the keyboard is in chiclet style and includes backlighting.... VERY IMPRESSIVE.




Highly recommended... trust me.... you will not be disappointed with this AWESOME laptop.


And to all my lovely readers out there who miss me so much.... here are two of my favourite pictures that captured recently... Love it.




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Tell me you love the beautiful sunset pictures too....!!!!





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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

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Fact about me:-



Born and raised in Malaysia... very proud to be a MBC - Malaysian-born Chinese.


Grew up with 5 siblings (4 girls and a boy) with the best parents in the whole wide world... Very ugly when I was a kid... not that I'm pretty or anything now but I was like a horse back then... :D :D :D


Received education in Malaysia and worked in Kuala Lumpur for 10 years... Had a great working life and love my work location... 2 blocks from KLCC Twin Tower.


Moved to USA in 2000... Yeah, big change of life.


Bought a 3-rooms apartment in Kuala Lumpur at the age of 27... Sheeesh, has it been 14 years ago? It feels like yesterday!


Wreck and totalled her first car while travelling 80 mph at Federal Highway Kuala Lumpur in 1993... Got sandwiched... LOL.


Totally and completely afraid of FROGS. Give me a frog and I will run 10 miles away.


Favourite Colors:- Black, Grey, Brown and Blue.


Love Malaysian food... Of course! Give me asam laksa, char keow teow, nasi lemak.... I will be a happy camper.


Still own the manual type-writer that my parents bought me when I went to Stamford College in 1989... Sheesh, has it been 23 years? It feels like yesterday...


Can't live without hairspray, hairdryer and makeup... They are my survival kits.


Ideal vacation:- Anywhere that has BEACHES... and seafood... OYSTERS... Yummy!


Place wanted to go:- Paris... Eiffel Tower.


Cannot handle alcohol very well... Face will turn red... like a lobster with just one drinks... hand and feet itches everywhere... Very allergic to ALCOHOL.


Addicted to color contact lens... Brown and grey are my favourite... Would seriously consider iris color change surgery or implant...


Hate winter. Love summer. Tan tan tan.... Can't wait!




Happy 41st Birthday Catherine.
Sheeesh, has it been that long? It feels like yesterday that I was born and crying in my Mama's arm at the hospital... LOL.




Oh, the above Red Velvet Birthday Cupcake is THE BEST birthday cake ever.... ==>LOVE==> THANK YOU VERY MUCH!




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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Geram I

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Hey amoi... mari sini jap... I nak cerita sikit pasal kerja.


Hari ini banyak tension ooooo kat tempat kerja.


Dekat-dekat nak pukul 5:00 petang... time itu jugak Si Minah Salleh yang comel-comel dan montel-montel masuk bank dan buat hal dengan I.


Si Minah Salleh yang comel-comel dan montel-montel ni... datang duduk kat meja I nak "cash check".

Ikut polisi bank I ni... setiap pelanggan yang tidak ada bank akaun dengan kita, harus jumpa dengan banker untuk mengesahkan cek yang nak di-cash tu adalah tulen... dan cek tersebut harus ada cap ibu jari pelanggan sebelum di-cashkan depan teller.



So, Si Minah Salleh yang comel-comel dan montel-montel ni... datang 2 minit sebelum bank nak tutup (4:58 pm)... untuk cash cek berjumlah $300.

Belum aje sampai meja I... mulut-nya dah membebel-bebel.... katanya menyusah-kan dia aje semua prosedur bank-bank ni...


Sesampai aje meja I... muka-nya masam dan hitam cam bont*t periuk....


SAYA NAK CASH CEK NI.... DAN SAYA TAK FAHAM SUNGGUH KENAPA SAYA KENA JUMPA "SPECIAL PERSON" (baca: banker - I lah tu......)
KENAPA PULA SAYA KENA DI-CAP IBU JARI...??? I FEEL INSULTED!

BILA PULAK PROSEDUR BARU NI START...??? KENAPA TELLER TAK BOLEH BUAT SEMUA NI...??? KENAPA SAYA HARUS JUMPA BANKER..??

NI AMAT MENYUSAH-KAN SAYA.... BLA BLA BLA BLA.



Woo Woo Woo... Ooooooi Minah Salleh comel-comel dan montel-montel... Kurang ajar kau... Ni masuk "rumah" orang, dah lah tak bagi salam... buka aje mulut... dah busuk macam longkang belakang rumah I....

Ni apa hal Minah oooooi...??? Nak cash cek seciput $300 - baik kau jaga mulut kau tu...


Apa salah-nya kalau kau bagi salam dulu - "Apa khabar Cik Catherine..??? Saya nak minta tolong dari Cik Catherine, nak cash cek ni."


Haaaa... kan senang... tarak susah punya... I akan urus-kan semua tu... You tak payah susah-susah nak beratur tunggu your turn depan teller... Duduk aje diam-diam kat meja I... I buat-kan semua urusan untuk you....


Ni TIDAK... nak jugak tengking kat I... marah-marah depan I, my co-worker dan pelangan lain... salah-kan I... kata-nya menyusah-kan dia...


Oooooi Si Minah comel-comel dan montel-montel... lain kali kalau tak nak ikut prosedur... dan tak nak disusah-susahkan... pergi BERAMBUS aje ke bank lain....

Tak kuasa I nak layan perangai kau... Jangan kau nak kurang ajar depan I.... Shooosh Shooosh... Go to HELL. **geram I**




OH... YANG KAU KENA DI-BUANG KERJA BARU-BARU NI... ITU BUKAN SALAH I.... PADAN MUKA KAU... PERANGAI MACAM HANTU...

SAYA BERDOA AGAR KAU TAK DAPAT KERJA BARU UNTUK SELAMA-LAMANYA... BAIK KAU DUDUK AJE KAT RUMAH MENGANGGUR SEPANJANG HIDUP KAU... PERANGAI MACAM SETAN - SIAPA NAK HIRE...??? **haaaak tiu**





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Sunday, March 04, 2012

I'm still ALIVE...

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I'm still alive... and kicking.


Haven't been keeping my blog updated for almost 3 weeks... longest ever.



Couple of reasons:-



1. SUPER DUPER BUSY at work... Worked at least 9 hours most of the days... Monday to Friday and 1/2 day Saturday... with a day off during the week.

Thanked God... with one day off during the week... I can chill and do whatever the heck I want at home... or out running some errands.

Literally, I'm working on a 4 1/2 days work week schedule... loving it.





2. I'm DEPRESSED... I put on a lot of weight lately... My clothes are getting tighter... my tummy is sticking out.... and I have been chowing down almost anything... ALL THE TIME...

Sweet stuffs (cakes and donuts), cookies, candies, potatoes chips... you named it, I freaggin ATE it probably a minute ago....


It has come to a point that... I'm too afraid to step on the darn scale!


And to tell you the truth... kids nowadays are brutally honest.


Mommy, you've got a muffin top..!!!!


That was my "good-morning" from my youngest, Emma, when she woke up one morning and gave me a kiss.


With that being said... I guess I can be excused for a moment while I'm working on my diet regime.


Summer is coming and I have got to stop shovelling food down my throat.... and get my fat-ass up and running for an hour around the neighborhood.





P/S:- The last time I stepped on the bathroom scale, it reads 115 lbs. That was probably 2 months ago... I'm guessing I'm at least 125 lbs now. Wanna bet...???

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Not much going on...

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A package arrived today.... from Malaysia... Malacca, to be exact.



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I counted the RM1.00 stamps... and they are 21 of them....



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Holy Cow... Seriously that expensive to send a small package from Malaysia...????



I was VERY excited and couldn't wait to open the package... just like a little girl waiting to open her birthday present!




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Emma gotten even more EXCITED... and wanted to give me a hand... LOL.




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Huh...??? Who in the world sent me some diet drink stuff...????


Oh... Mr/Mrs Mysterious, are you saying I'm too FAT and need to go on diet...???? **hands on hips** (Angry...!!!!)






Inside the box.....



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A love package wrapped in red wrapping paper.... tied with a cute red matching ribbon.... **Aaawww**




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These are all the stuffs we received in the package.... **Super happy** and not angry anymore... LOL.


There are pens.... stickers... erasers... mechanical pencils and leads... angry bird notepads....




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The girls immediately started to divide the stuffs among themselves....




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Look at Annabel's expression...!!!!




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The girls are SUPER HAPPY...





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And I picked my loots... love all these pens.... going to take them to work on Monday...





Thank you so much PINKY (my silent reader) for sending us ALL these lovely stuffs....
I owe you ONE....






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McDonald's is giving out booklet of coupons for their meals this month....


Most of the coupons are "Buy-One-Get-One-Free"... and there are a few of Free Sweet Tea with no purchase... (my favourite)



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One of the coupon is "Buy-One-Get-One-Free" Pancakes with Sausage.


We have been eating breakfast at McDonald's twice this week.... I'm totally Mc-OUT...



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Haircut in USA is cheap... in my opinion.


We received coupons for haircut from Great Clips all the time.... $5.99 for a haircut...


With $2 - $3 tips (40-50%)... it would be $8 - $9... that's SUPER CHEAP.





Saved $8 - $9 last weekend.... by having it done at home....


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Before...





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After....




I think I did a VERY GOOD JOB.... Guess I have to start charging $$$$ for haircut...


Or work as a part-time hairdresser to make more $$$$.... Whatchu think..????





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Saturday, February 04, 2012

10th Birthday

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Annabel's birthday is tomorrow... 02/05 - SuperBowl Sunday.


We invited a few of her very BBF over for sleepover tonight....


Took the girls out skating for 2-hours at Skate-A-Way.... then home for pizza dinner and ice-cream cake.


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Happy Birthday Annabel...




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My eldest daughter, Annabel...




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Okay... it more like Emma's (center) or Josie's (1st left) birthday... but Annabel is 2nd from left.




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That's her, the birthday girl cutting the best ice-cream cake in the world....




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SUPER Delicious ice-cream cake from Cold Stone Cremery... Nom nom nom nom.




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Pizza... Pizza... and more PIZZAAAAA.... for dinner.




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BFF...




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Le Presents... ??????....





The girls are chilling in the den... as I wrote this.


I'm sure they will have a very late night tonight... as long as they stay in... I'm okay.... but I can tell you this... I'm not so looking forward to her 18th birthday... nor 21st birthday.




Here are some of the pictures of Annabel when she was a baby....

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Have a fabulous SuperBowl weekend....





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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Beautiful America

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Lazy to cook tonight... so we had Popeye's and McDonald's for dinner...

(Popeye's for us and special request of McDonald's Happy Meal for Ms Emma... **rolled eyes**)


Anyway... on the way out... we noticed a beautiful sky with nice sunset view.... and thought wanted to share with my dear readers.


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Nice or Not...???



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Love the dark clouds....



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While driving... I know I shouldn't do that....




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At the stop-light....



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Nice...



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Outside McDonald's at the drive-thru....



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KFC next to McD....




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The Arboretum where I used to work... not too far from where we live.... about 1/2 miles (if that...)






Ok... break for commercial....





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My youngest, Ms Emma who will be 7-years old in August... She said she wants a Mermaid Tail for her birthday... **slap forehead**



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My eldest, Ms Annabel who will turn 10 next Sunday (on Superbowl Sunday)... And she already got her birthday present last night.... A $200 Ipod Touch... **ouch ouch**



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Tiger, our black cat, who is 8 or 9 years old... we adopted him way before Ms Emma was born... He's literally Ms Emma's big brother.... **ha ha**




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Yours truly... who will turn 41 in a month or so.... **hu hu hu**






Continue with The Beauty of America....




Last Thursday, I finally had a chance to run to the courthouse to get my notary.

It's for work... and as a Personal Banker, I'm required to notarize documentations for my customers when needed...



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Outside the courthouse.... It was a beautiful day.... love the blue sky.



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On the way back to work from the courthouse... and passed a Shell gas station....

(Petrol station in Malaysia... Gas station in USA...)



American: We go to gas station to get gas... not petrol...!!!

Malaysian: Gas is the gas tank for cooking... hook the gas tank to the stove and you can cook an awesome dinner for your family.

American: You don't need a gas tank for your stove in USA... Stove here either run on a centralized gas or you can choose an electric stove. Gas tank here is for our outdoor grill...

Malaysian: Now, you guys are freaggin confusing... %&^$#@%^*(





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Typical American house....




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Beautiful blue sky.




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Seven-Eleven.... at every corner.




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While driving again... I know I know... Someday I will get a ticket... hope not.



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Feel free to make this as your wallpaper....



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Hull Street Rd




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Close to getting to work....



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Hehe....






Had a super long and tired work week. I'm going to sleep in till 10 or 11 tomorrow... KEEP OUT everyone.



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