Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

to my fellow readers...

sorry if i write like a sour puss....
this year has been very eventful....

so i've made up my mind...
gonna take a huge step, huge risk
and start 2009 anew!

thanks for reading,
to my family, thanks for being there eventhough you have no idea what's going on with me
to my friends, thanks for LISTENING!! and being there, i LOVE you!

Believe that GOD is always there for you eventhough life can be a b**ch!
Pray that you are safe, full of joy and LOVE!

...oh.. and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

(now i'm gonna try to get drunk!.. anyone want to help?)

Friday, December 19, 2008

favourite drink

my fav drink is......

(without the empty tom yam soup bowl lah!)

Deluxious Spa Cuisine

i've been passing this place a few times and never had the chance to go... then one day mum saw their ad in the local paper - RM88 for massage and meal.... so we thought it was a good deal and on my off day (needed a rest from all the christmas preparation) we come down to the island and tried this out.
its in one of the old huge bungalow houses that they converted to a spa/massage upstairs and downstairs is their cafe/pub like outlet. it's the christmas season so the place was decorated with trees, fake snow and all...

it's known that we shoudln't go for a massage with a full stomach so we went ahead with the massage first. the spa was upstairs so we had to take off our shoes at the entrance and climb up the stairs...

we were greeted with smiling faces and friendly introduction of themselves, the spa, the services and their packages... the RM88 was not listed anywhere so mum had to ask bout it, only then they agreed that there was such thing. it's inclusive of semi-body massage (legs and back) and given voucher of RM8.80 for meals downstairs. since we haven't eaten at the cafe before, we didn't know what was offered or what was the prices. anyway, compared the RM88 package with the ala-carte packages in the brochure - this one is more cheaper...

they gave us green tea in the mean while - but i didn't like it. it seems they have only about 4 indonesian girls for massage, they also have facials where in the lobby obviously is trying to sell facial products and Haagan Daz ice-cream... have no idea why..

wanted to try to sneak in the camera for our session but the girl was following us everywhere, showing us where the locker room is, washrooms (they have jacuzzi in it with power shower) and brought us to our room. they only have a single bed room and the other rooms are couple rooms...
the room was simple, minimal decoration... and bit dark.... when our session started, it was abit warm, i had to ask the girl to bring down the temperature abit as it was quite warm... i think they set it to 25 or so....
what we had was bamboo massage where they used different sized bamboo for different parts of the body.... we had to strip till out nickers and lied on our stomach. they did our legs (toes till waist/thighs) and our backs (abit of arms too)... and this was my first time they actually "cracked" my back bone... u know like how you crack your knuckles, its the same thing, but this is cracking the back bone...
i still had pain on my shoulders (no thanks to lousy chair at the office) so my girl had to do a few mins extra on it - man it hurts.... she said i got lots of "angin" and need to do more massage to "fix" my shoulder.... sigh... thanks alot to the lousy chairs!
once we're done, we headed straight downstairs and ordered - i was hungry!

the menu was filled with wine lists and set meals.. set lunches and dinners with different prices... the cheapest was RM19.90 set lunch.... which means..... the voucher was not enough....

expensive mineral water

pineapple and orange juice - buy one free one

out of shape buns

i had spicy chicken

mum had black pepper

all i can say food is good, ambience was nice... it's a place where you can have private parties, weddings, birthdays... in a fine dining way... will i come back here again? maybe.. it depends... :)

17A, 1st Floor, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, Penang

Ecco Cafe @ Chulia Street

it was one of our so called sudden plan for meeting up with the dugongs and we thought of this place... because of cher who has been there before, we thought of trying it out ourselves... unfortunately at the last minute, cher herself couldn't make it as she went to KL..

anyway the rest went ahead and it was nice to have a brief short dinner and catchup with the rest.. it was my first time meeting uncles other half... and i'm sure the others were glad to meet the sotong after a long complicated while...

so the insides of this cafe at Chulia Street (had to go up and down the street twice to find for this place hehehe) is very simple yet cosy.... some how they made it so that their patrons felt at home...

they had some olden days stuff on display like the old fan that still works, the pots and the giling, there was even a charcoal iron at one corner.... these compliments the cafe as it IS a very old building

so the menu came, and it was abit of a fusion type of menu, western with abit of oriental... because there were a full table of us, we managed to order different things so that we all could have a try ... i liked the garlic bread (which i forgot to take a pic of) and my pasta - the one with the banana... hehehe

* point to ponder, if there are a number of customers, please expect a delay in your order...

cajun chicken sandwich

basil pasta

pasta with bananas... (forgot the name) but it was lovely!

creme brule - coffee flavour, not my kind...

i'll definately go there again and maybe this time bring my parents... i still want to try the other dishes too!!

here's a post my cousin Cheryl blogged about this place :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

wrong colour!!! damn it!

colour blind ppl SHOULDN'T be a hairstylist!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


i felt like smashing something today... i don't know, i just felt so pissed... mood swing? maybe... fedup? hell yeah... bout what? everything....
i need to vent it out somehow but i can't, i don't know where, i don't know how... i can't do it here, i can't do it in my journals....
just feel that my hands are tied up right now....
i feel so invisible right now

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

when 24 hrs is NOT enough

i've yet to
- put up tree
- decorate house
- go to post office to get stamps for christmas cards
- get gifts for... you, you and you
- WRAP the gifts
- find clothes... (i've only gotten shoes)
- prepare for the 27th
... all this in 4 days which by the way even on those 4 days, i'm sure to be needed back at work... damn it!!!! what happened to the OTHER days till 25th you ask?? well... i'm working darling, DUHH!!
sad right?

i better

stop watching I Propose on 8TV....

CBM Year 1998 - 10 Years Reunion

i know i know it's over due.. but here it is...
Pei Ti and Bee Wooi started of organising this through email and FB, i know some don't have FB, and some are not online, so it's kinda difficult to get everyone....
so we met at Golden Triangle @ AutoCity and those two have alread pre-ordered our dishes... i ate there once and some dishes were good, glad i went...
i was quite nervous to go for this as i haven't met half of them since high school... i was curious too on what has happened with them... hehehe... some were married, some with kids, some doing well in KL, some are still here in BM, and majority are working where i'm working... small world eh... heheheh it was a good meet up, at least we are now a lil MORE updated on the others before this nite...
* more pics HERE

group pic!

the collecting-of-money picture again!
after dinner @ Swenson's AutoCity

last pic before we went our separate ways! THANKS Pei Ti and Bee Wooi for organising this! hope to meet you all again ok!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

1998 - CBM reunion pics..

coming coming coming.... no time la.... wait ah!

there it goes

..goes what?
well.. my wonderful off-days!
yea.. from this week onwards, i can't seem to enjoy them, cause there's lots of training to attend and also we're lack of 2 - they left the co. thank you very much
there goes my christmas preparation, christmas mood, christmas shopping... and 1 weeks leave