Anyway, by 12 pm, the contents in my bag are neatly arranged. :)
Monday, June 30, 2008
Anyway, by 12 pm, the contents in my bag are neatly arranged. :)
This is my front gate. AND THESE ARE NOT MY CLOTHES!!! They belong to my... neighbour. How could anyone be so.. so... so... weird?
I went upstairs and checked my laptop screen. My cousin was saying hi to me. Immediately I cut him off and told him about my neighbour. He asked if e could help by burning the house down. I replied, better not, the house and adjoining to my house. It may affect my house. Furthermore, both houses belongs to Mctc. Then e asked if he could puncture their car tyres. I told him that I think the car belongs to one of our church member. My neighbour is working for him.
Still feeling dissatisfied, I went to my gate and push all the laundry to one side. I hoped she will get the message. Then I went upstairs and send out an email to all my friends telling them about my neighbour.
There were so many suggestions. I will list it down later.
Then it started raining and one of the neighbour's children took the clothes in.
Later the husband came back for lunch I told him in a nice way. I ask him not to put the clothes on my gate. It looked so untidy. At first he didn't get what I was saying. Later after I've explained it to him, he apologised and spoke to his wife. What was being said, I don't know because they spoke in another language.
Not a pretty sight. :(
I had no say in this. Mctc said it's okay for them to hang their laundry there. :(
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Today's party is celebrated by all her children (and spouses), grandchildren (and spouses) and great grandchildren. She gave birth to 15 children, Gave 3 away, but 2 came running back. One pass away a few years back. Last week her eldest daughter and family came to visit and celebrate with her. Today, the rest of the family came to celebrate with her. If I'm not mistaken 9 of her children was her today. I think there were more that 50 people who was in attendance.
Unlike my mother's family who usually eat dinner at 7.30 or 8pm, my father's side is really Chinese chinese (said it twice on purpose). Dinner was at 5pm today. Rachel and I came at about 6.30pm. It was raining. We came just in time to sing the birthday song. After that we had family by family taking turns to have their pictures taken with grandma.
And of course there were people playing mah jong.
The last batch of guests (relatives I mean) left at 9pm. Yeah, it's still too early. I repeat again... so unlike my mother's side of the family. They would linger until 11pm.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Not all the climbers came for this dinner. There were 20 climbers. The 5 who couldn't make it were Johnny and William (overseas). Hendry and Cilla (some meeting) and Adlin (lives in KK).
We started by singing our theme song " Pressing on, the upward way".
Peter Lai song led. He brought his guitar.
I must say, I was surprised by the the interiors of Sheraton. According to Shanty, the land on which Sheraton occupied can match a football field.
We left the place at 3pm. On the way back we pass by the pyramid. It's a shopping complex.
I was awake since 4.28AM according to my handphone.
I was dreaming about Mt Kinabalu.
And NO... it's not a nice dream. It's like having exams the next day and you are dreaming about what is going to happen in the examination hall....
Not a good night sleep.It's a rare thing for me to sleep in on a Saturday. Usually I would go for a morning walk in Bukit Kepayang.
And I've set my alarm clock for 8AM.... sigh..
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I do have a small oven, and it has been serving me well over the past 2 years. But if I want to make cookies, I would prefer to use my mom's oven because I can bake 3 big trays at one go. And I love making shortbread but my mom cannot stand the smell of butter. Imagine after 5 hours of baking buttery stuff in her oven, Tusi (the maid) will have to "halal-nized" (sanitized) the oven.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Today I feel lazy.
Today is self-declared off-day.
Today I have to clean the house.
Today I felt the strain in my right knee.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
WAH!!!! I saw the microwave oven box. I was excited.
It was slightly misty. The air was fresh... except when the cars and motorbikes passed by us.
Take a good look at the picture. Just above the centre. Looks like there's a faraway kingdom in the sky.
Zoom closer... ai yah... they are just communication towers. Ceh...
Now with 2 ovens (1 for reheating, 1 for baking), my concrete table top looks so untidy. Sigh.. will think of something...
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I underspent my allocated amount .:(
The alloacted or monthly commitment charges is RM50. I used up RM46.81....should have called more.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Semester starts this week. I'm taking Church History (18th century to 20th century) and Introduction to religions 2 - Islam.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Question : Am I excited? A I looking forward to it?
Answer : No feeling lah.
These few days I've been scrapping... LAST YEAR'S PHOTOS. I'm so lagging...
Not satisfied with her nasi lemak in FS, Minch ordered nasi lemak again. I wanted black pepper udon mee with beef. Yummy!. Rachel decided on a combo meal - chicken, fish and chips. We ordered the famous mother of pearl drink, but they sold out. Wah.... so fast sold out already. But then Rach was thirsty, so she ordered some oatmeal green tea. After like 20 minutes we saw a waiter bringing a glass of mother of pearl to another table. Minch then ask the waiter for some explanation and was told that they ran out of one of the ingredients and were boiling it just now. I was really promoting this drink and it wasn't cheap - RM4.50 a glass. Minch ordered 1 glass. After tasting it, she categorised it as "yummy" but will not order this drink again because it's expensive.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
So last Friday, I decided I had to do something about it. I took out the grass cutter and, well, before I could start cutting the grass, I had to remove the stones first. That took some time. I started at 5.45PM. Little did I know that removing the stones took up A LOT of time. I chatted with my neighbour too.. about the petrol and electricity prices. We compared our utility bills. Her electricity bill was slightly more than RM100, and mine about RM30+. Her water bill was RM80 and mine was less than RM10.
Hmm.. as her neighbour, I am embarrass to live next to her. Her house and compound is always clean and neat. Same goes for my opposite neighbour. Sometimes I see her sweeping just outside my house compound. She even trimmed my mango tree, the one where I asked her to plant just outside my house.
Sigh.. what kind and good neighbours I have.
By the time I was done, it was already 7.30pm, time to bathe and go for cell meeting. 4 days has passed ... I'm thinking when can I summon my lazy bones to finish the other half of my tiny garden.
It looked so awkward now.....
Monday, June 9, 2008
Wikipedia shows me something else. Anyway, it doesn't matter. I just love eating them.
I'm adding a little note here. For some of you who don't know what "cong " is, It's also called "Bak Chang" (Saw it in the newspaper). It's made of glutinous rice, pork, dried mushroom, chestnut,salted egg yolk, dried prawns ad green pea. I found a recipe online. You can try it. Just click -here
It's celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
19thth Jan - (optional)- Scheduled to go to Datuk. I didn't go because I had to do something in church.
20th Mar - Scheduled to go to Angsi, but changed last minute because it rained during the week and it was advisable to climb Datuk. I didn't go because we had gotong-royong in church.
12th Apr - Scheduled to go to Datuk. Most climbers couldn't make it, so we canceled the climb.
26th Apr - (Replacement for 12th Apr) - The organisers decided on Angsi. I didn't go because I had to bake cookies for BCM Open Day on the 1st May.
1st May - Scheduled for Angsi. It was too near the Apr 26 hike, so we decided to skip it. Messner (Peter Lim) organised a Nuang hike instead. From our group, Peter Lai and Doc James went for it.
17th May - Additional Hike - We went to Datuk. Weather was hot and no leeches were seen. Thank God.
7th June - Scheduled for Datuk but we went to Angsi because the organisers felt it was a better training hike than Datuk.
So here's my story :-
We walked along the stream for a bit, took pics while we still had breath. :) It was an easy trail. Just had to watch out muddy areas and of course, the blood sucking leeches.
Eh, why are we going down instead of up?!!
At his point of time, Doctor James and Lu Ai and her friend decided not to continue the hike. Doctor James had knee problem and Lu Ai's friend had fever.
After a while, KG went ahead of us and we didn't see him till we reach the hillary hill. Min Chee's leg started having cramps and had to stop once in a while.
About 15 minutes to the summit, we saw Hendry and William descending. KG radioed for help because two of the youths who were with him had leg cramps.
After walking for another half an hour, we reached the summit. According to Karim's watch the time was 12.07PM.
Coming down the hillary hill wasn't as bad as last year, but I still hated it.
We took a breather here. Min Chee's got free massage on both knees.
Most of the time, the pathway was flat. It was an easy walk here. RW and I walked ahead of the others.
The second stream. Water level wasn't high, so we were able to cross over without taking off our shoes.
I didn't any pics of the 1st stream when we descended, and this picture was taken opporsite the place where KG will called for leech check.
About one minute later, we saw all the cars haphazardly parked everywhere. I didn't care so much because I was glad the ordeal was over. No more climbing Angsi again. The fear of leeches and the hillary hill had put me off climbing this mountain.
It was 1 minute to 4PM when we reached the car park.
So let me summarise -
7.45 AM left church
8.30 AM start asending
11.05AM at the hillary hill
11.35 AM left the hillary hill
12.40 PM left the summit
3.59PM reached the foothill
3 1/2 hours to ascend and 3 hours 20 mins to descend.