thank you mr. generous
EID celebration is always merrier in malaysia. it is such a colorful celebration (traditional costumes, house and street decorations, etc) and a HUGE blessing for food lovers!
malay traditional foods; as well as the people, looks ‘exotic’ 😉 i leave the taste for you to ‘treasure’ from these pics below:
credit to wiki and google
full already?? haha 😀
now, back to our Department Open House! my department is called International Business Division. we do ‘international business’ scope for oil vessel constructions. we have vessel-in-progress in several countries around the world such as China, The Netherlands, Brazil as well as Singapore. sounds BIG, eh? yeah, BIG companies with crazy fellas inside! LOL 😀 these are the faces of IBDians!
now comes the ladies! 😉
if you realized, most of us wear outfits in blue and pink. and dat’s because of the theme color for dis years’ open house 🙂
now… back to the ‘foodie floody’ story! apart from the traditional foods up there, i wanna show you one of the most exotic food in malay traditional dishes!
do you manage to ‘digest’ above explanation and turn it into the ‘taste’? no? welcome to malaysia! i am glad to show you around if you need my help… haha 😀
that’s not enuff! some more foods pleasseee…. 😉
the food stations:
and here is my picks:
and this is my favourite lake scene beside my office
ahhh, i’m lovin’ it! 🙂
normally, this was Charmings’ routine every year for Eid. He will give me ‘angpao’ (money in a small envelope – adopt from Chinese custom) since we were friend – means since i was still a college student. for malay people like me, angpao only be given to students and younger. someone who’s working like me, and almost hit the THREE O this year, almost dreaming!
the best angpao from him was three years ago. he gave me angpao in USD bcoz at that time he just back from LAX, and i tell you, it’s a three figures! so i ended up the money for shopping~ haha! (sorry, i’m not a good money saver)
this year, sad. i celebrated eid without Charming. my first time eid without him. and more to come… that reminds me about not getting any duit raya or angpao from him anymore. it’s not about the money actually. it’s the value of having the chances to celebrating eid with him.
i thought i’d never ever get any duit raya anymore. but just now, our procurement manager came to my desk and put a small envelope in front of me.
“it’s your ‘duit raya’…” he said.
“huhh?? ‘duit raya’?? for me??”
“yeah, for you.”
“are you serious?”
“of course i am…”
my lips smiled. i thought i’d never ever get duit raya anymore~ seems like ‘last year’ isn’t the last year i received angpao!
thanks to mr. khanafiyah! may prosperity showers you in return 🙂
okay. whatever you would think of this.
i “decided” to go on medical leave today. sick? no. i’m sure i’m not sick. i’m just no good.
to start with, it was almost midnite when i reached home last nite. 300KM journey just ended. i felt so tired so i didn’t bother to decide what should i wear for work tomorrow (which is today), and i crashed myself on the bed right away.
dis morning, after i dressed up, still my heart refused to go to work. i’m still tired. (plus ‘monday-blues’ virus). i wish i can have more rest!! but my heart said: no, no, no, i should go work!! so, what my heart said. i went out of the house, walking toward my car.
when my feet touched the ground, i felt something. an uneasy feeling. it was my shoe, though. a flat metalic gold peeping toe pump, which, to tell you the truth is already worn out. i think last nite was raining. water spots were everywhere, and that made my feet cold and somehow; wet. i took a look at the bottom part of my shoe, and there the shoe out sole has already cracked.
i’m a woman, you know.
i have one full rack of shoes (but always end up wearing the same “favourite shoe” to work). dis morning, i was at my mom’s place. i just have whatever shoe i wear. i didn’t have spare. thoughts coming up…
how should i go to work with this shoe? do you mean to force me to go to office and somehow look like a lost witch failed in finding her way home last nite in front of my handsome boss? (well, i didn’t mention about my so-so dress that i left at my mom’s house a couple of years ago~) plus… yes, i’m tired still actually.
around 9AM today, i was in the clinic. i have told my boss and my assistant that i’m on a medical leave today. but the truth; i haven’t got the medical slip yet! well, i’m sure they’ll give one to me. i believe i’m gonna get one.
it’s been like four months since my last MC a.k.a medical leave. the last one i got – the doc gave me a couple of days just to rest. at that time, i was still struggling to get on my feet after Charming died on the earlier month. but today, i’m going to use the same lame excuse. menstrual pain. i think that’s the simplest excuse i can tell – or lie, to be exact.
inside the doc’s room, i was a little bit puzzled when the doc said i’ve got a little bit of ‘feverish’. and that my throat reddened a bit. so the conclusion is; a part from the menstrual pain, i also got fever and some outbreak at my throat. owh thank God! at least i wasn’t really cheating! well, i told ya i’m no good~ haha ;P
at the reception counter, the nurse gave me this, based on the doc prescription:
oh my gawd. is the doc being exaggerating or what?? ahh~ as long as i’ve got the medical slip! hehe 😀