Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Toss and turn...toss and turn...

Sleeping has become quite a bit of a struggle for me of late with the ol' body just refusing to drift away into slumber at night. It's never really been a problem to me until recently. Actually, not until returning from the UK/Ireland trip. thinks it's not a good thing.

Thankfully, with the World Cup, and now Wimbledon, there's enough on the telly to keep me occupied lest Mr Sandman fails to take me.

Despite not being a Brazilian supporter, I have to acknowledge that yesterday's resounding 3-0 win over Ghana probably show why the samba kings are among the best in the world today. Even at 2-0 up, they had so many other great chances before making 3-0 that if not for the guile of Ghana goalie Kingson, I think the scoresheet could have been disastrous to the African team.

The simultaneous Wimbledon live telecast on Channel 82 had me switching channels back and forth. First round matchups between Andre Agassi v Boris Pashanski (who?) and Kim Clijsters v Vera Zvonareva were on. Agassi had an early scare from Pashanski as he struggled to settle in the match, resulting in Pashanski taking the first set. However, Agassi pulled up his socks and rallied to win in 4 sets.

It's sad to hear that Agassi will be retiring after the US Open this year. Sure, the guy's like 36 or 37 this year, but it doesn't really seem that long ago I remember watching this flamboyant blond-haired rebel making waves in the tennis circuit and winning Grand Slams. He inspired my love for the game and certainly continues to enthrall even today.

*sigh* He will be missed.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

what the...

Take a look at what's news today.

RM10,000 to marry and convert an orang asli into Islam?? Apparently, that's not all. Since we're feeling SOO generous with our taxpayers' money, tell you what...we'll throw in a spanking new 4WD vehicle, free accommodation, and a monthly allowance of RM1,000! Now how about that?!


Talk about desperation.

Friday, June 23, 2006

occidental adventures


Now I'm sleeeeepppyyyyyy!!!

About time too! Considering only about 3 hours of sleep in 40 hours!

Well, I think that Vietnamese beef noodle and spring rolls lunch finally did it for me. Or maybe it's simply the fact that I'm back in the office (yeay).

So much for thinking this aging body could cope with jet lag.

Still, the 2 week break (does a little Irish jig) was a blast and great time spent with the family I so rarely see these days. Boy, is it gonna be hard adjusting back to "real life".

Friday, June 09, 2006

a month's pictorial flashback

ROAR!! I'm back!!

And what a month is has been! From crazy working schedules, to last minute cramming in for exams, dotted with various activities in between...WOW!! I'm glad I'm alive!

First up, the YF saw its long-absent games time make a comeback of sorts. Thanks to YF game-maestro David Lee, the kids revelled in (I kid you not) "Stupid Games", "Lame Games", "Neverending Games", and many other sessions of likeminded frivolity.

Eat that jello gurl!!

Watermelon never looked so unappetising.

Look at 'em tempting water balloons!

Playing a game of dodge the water balloons.

Aiyah...forget the rules!! Unleash pure evil!!

Studying was tough. It's even worse when you live alone and you practically have no one to bug when the going gets tough. So what do I do to stave of boredom and maintain my sanity?

Answer #1: I break records!

Try this with your car next time. And it's not about inching s-l-o-w-l-y towards the gate okayy. Just drive up and hit the brakes! Hopefully before you hit something else! I managed about 1 inch. Now beat that.

Answer #2: I try not to break the dishes!

Cooking is fun! Here are some baked spuds with cheese and rosemary.

A simple steamed fish dish with some pea sprouts or tau miu.

An experimental salad that was a toss up of some salad greens, green apple, red grapes, pea sprouts and walnut. Point to remember: go easy on the apple cider vinegar.

Answer #3: I simply take a break!

Happy birthday to Lareina, Marie and Eugene!

The birthday subjects (minus the pomelo) ;)

Was back in JB for 2 weeks until last Saturday. Just had to go back to home sweet home for a study break since studying in KL was proving to be rather unproductive. Once back to creature comforts such home-cooked food and laundry services, I was supposed to have been able to concentrate beter on my studies. Well...kinda lah haha.

Well, our house has turned into a mini zoo, with the chickens all grown up, and with the addition of a new puppy to the family.

Almost every dog owner has a dog called Lucky! So, meet Lucky...our (say it with me) Peh-rye-ah, as she peers curiously into the house.

Hmmm...what's for dinner? Meet Happy, the pug-chihuahua, as she takes in a moment of contemplation.

The spot under the table in the terrace is clearly Happy's favourite! Here she is taking an evening nap before she realised the annoying camera "flash" from my phone.

The latest addition to our family. Meet Oreo the Rottweiler! Here she is trying to look all cute and adorable for the camera.

In truth, Oreo's a real beastie! I already bear the scars of being "playfully" bitten by her, not once but TWICE! And she's only about 3 months old! We're disciplining her with a rotan these days. Really thick skin though. Here she is tearing our garden apart.

The 4 ayam serama that we keep at home; once little chicks, now all grown up. They once used to be able to fetch RM500 each, almost the price you would pay for a pedigree pup! Sadly, with the advent of the bird flu, these birds probably just look fit for the pot.

Check out the cool feathers on the rooster. Yes, these birds are "not for eating, only ornamental okayy".

The younger hen just started laying eggs recently. Check out how tiny her eggs are compared to the average chicken egg!

Well, that's the month of May for ya! More pictures to come after I get back from UK and Ireland! Off I go to Liz's pad!