Monday, October 29, 2007

finally...some pictures horribly posted.....

this is the view from my office window. the building in the foreground is a pain. gunung jerai sits firmly (thank god) at the background. if my memory serves me correctly...gunung jerai is about a third of genting's height.

ok, can you see the waterfall? smack in the center of the picture, right below the clouds.

there you go, i drew a sperm to help lead the way. :P

not much rain on the mountain, so the waterfall is quite gentle.

hahahahahaa........this damn post is fucking embarassing! it clearly shows my level of competency in blogging/photo editing/blog space management. hahahahahaa....... i am a stillborn* (not even a toddler) in blogging in comparison to mishaparis.

p/s: belinda chee is such a hottie!! and i think she hosts quickie pretty well too! don't you think?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

the deepest indeed......

I would have given you all of my heart
but there's someone who's torn it apart
and she's taking almost all that I've got
but if you want, I'll try to love again
baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest
'cause when it comes to being lucky she's cursed
when it comes to lovin' me she's worse
but when it comes to being loved she's first
that's how I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

I still want you by my side
just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
cause I'm sure gonna give you a try
and if you want, I'll try to love again
but baby, I'll try to love again, but I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

'Cause when it comes to being lucky she's cursed
when it comes to lovin' me she's worse
but when it comes to being loved she's first
that's how I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

Cat Stevens The First Cut Is The Deepest lyrics

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

more than meets the eyes

i just found out there is a basement (LG) level in pasaraya anika!!!! you can buy foodstuff and shampoos and insect repellent there!!!!! i feel like indiana jones!!! i was bitching so much about pasaraya anika that i didnt realise that jumped into conclusion too early. i extend my apologies to pasaraya anika. coming to pasaraya anika i heard?

this sunday is d-day. i am going to embark on my first ever jungle trekking!!! you see, gurun is at the foothill of gunung jerai. there is this huge waterfall smack in the middle of the hill, or should i say halfway up the hill. i reckon the vertical drop of the waterfall is at least 50m!!! it looks magnificent! usually its a gentle stream coming to the edge. however, it turns into a morbid beast after a heavy downpour on the hill!!! i would wait for the chance to capture it on photo, and post it., everytime i see the waterwall, i feel the attraction to it. something inside my head tells me..."you must trek the path to the waterfall".....either i am getting schizophrenic, or my adventure-cells are running on over-drive.

i promise i promise photos in the next entry. from afar, it looks like a good 2-3 hours journey along the river up to the waterfall. we've decided to take the river path than the trekkers' path, but things could change if we have some last minute hesitation. my walking gear is my loyal newbalance sneakers, my leather mid-cut boots have seen better days. i shall stock my backpack with lotsa energy snacks and water. i shall protect my torso with my everlasting timberland all weather jacket that has an attached hood, which would be very handy as the weather is susceptible to drastic changes within a matter of hours. long cargo pants tucked inside my socks, to prevent the nasty leeches from meeting their larger and nastier counterpart inside my pants. compass, swiss army knife, parang, some basic survival kit. ok.......i'm all set for this sunday then!!! we leave 7am.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

back to civilization

it feels so nice to be back in civilization!!! i am saturated with all the glam and life after being drained and deprived of it for months!!! 4 days in kl...back in my own room, my home, my friends, my kuala lumpur..............its back to gurun again tmrw night. sigh.....

you see, lemme describe this little town of gurun, it is situated at the foothill of gunung jerai, the length of the town is as long as midvalley...end to end. it has no kfc, no mcd's, no 7-11!!! and why is it that i crave for kfc whenever i am in a place where its hard to come by? oh yeah, talking about fried chicken, klg aka the kfc spoof (pauline and i still insist that it is abbreviation for 'kentucky fried ghicken') runs the largest fast food outlet here. to tell you the truth, i have yet to see a single patron walked in that outlet over the past two weeks! this klg, i've tried it, yes, but it's outta curiosity a few years ago that i put a piece of their product into my mouth. verdict is, i'd rather eat cardboard. if i'm a chicken, i wanna die a kfc chicken and not a ghicken. there is virtually no nightlife in gurun, you crave for something to eat in the middle of the night, you freaking stay home and cook yourself a bowl a maggi. apart from tuesday & thursday badminton night, options for night activities are 1) spectate or join (oh please) aunties & uncles karaoke session 2) watch free tv (no astro mah) 3) sleep. the largest local mall is called anika mall. it has 10 karaoke cubicles, a video game corner, popular bookstore, 2 convenience shops, a couple of kedai kain, 3 handphone stalls, a video shop, 5 herbs and aphrodisiac stalls, and a nasi kandar shop. it takes a mere 3 minutes at walking pace to complete a round within the shopping podium. have you guys realised that when it comes to herbs, its always about sexual enhancement? i wonder.....

why am i in gurun you ask? lemme explain.

i was based in the project base office in bukit mertajam since april this year, my job was to develop a master construction programme for the package stretching from bukit mertajam to sungai petani, consisting of 11 bridges for traffic, 2 rail-bridges over rivers, several ktmb offices, quarters, stations, and misc structures, and most importantly 36.4km of electrified twin-railtracks. in the process of doing the planning, i had to explore the project site. basically, its a replacement of the old track with a pair of new ones, so i can get a pretty accurate picture of what are the problems-options i have by walking the existing track by foot. most of the alignment goes thru secondary jungles, luckily so far we havent had any encounters with dangerous wild life.
so now, the package for alor star to perlis is gonna be up and running soon, and they need somebody to do the exact same thing that i did for bm-sp. however, the main northern office where i will be working in is still under heavy renovation, so....i sit in gurun while waiting for my office to be done up for me. planning will have to be followed up by, subbies, if you are reading this, i am going to be all over your back pushing for progress real soon, you get me?!

when you are involved in construction, you get to know alot of dodgy dealings involving illegal transfer of money. its really appalling i tell you. some things are not that convenient to be discussed here, lest i wanna put my career in jeopardy. but there is a reason why the projects in malaysia are so expensive. go figure.

the greatest satisfaction (non-sexual that is) i can attain from my work is, seeing a structure/building that is drawn on a piece of paper, becomes a reality. it is orgasmic. i had a walk in kl pavilion today, the feeling of pride that was raging inside me was so overwhelming! i'd spent 2 years of my life, toiled in dirt and concrete and giant machines, constructing the foundation that the apparent structure sits firmly on. the very very first permanent structure of the whole mammoth project is diaphragm wall panel #23, facing directly to westin hotel. now looking at the magnificent building, reading rave reviews by patrons and all, i am saturated in orgasmic pride all over again! the next session of career orgasm that is going to throw me into a semi-permanent high is going to be the opening of the kl-putrajaya highway. again, i was in charge of the foundation aspect of the highway (sri petaling to technology park malaysia) and eventually the superstructure of the main viaduct (whatever you see of the elevated highway when you travel on the ground). i spent two years there as well. :)

some other projects of that i was involved in are pj 32 square and suria stonor condo. nothing spectacular about those two projects. :P

my current project is going to take up at least 5 years of my life. that means i will be 31 when this project is completed. already considering a move (after this project) for a very senior position elsewhere. my company actually pays me pretty ok, alot of things are well taken care of. but nothing beats the esos (employees share option scheme) thingy that my company offers me. in a brief, i stand a favorable chance to pocket an obscene (relatively) amount of money from just trading company shares. of coz the actual exercise is a bit more complicated than that lar. hehehe..... so, plans are being made to purchase a nice comfy condo somewhere in subang jaya (near subang parade) in the near future. looking for hot single chicks for housemates...anyone?

hey...i am divulging alot of my personal financial plans here!! ceh....what the heck?

el regina invited me to her open house on the first day of raya. she is one of the most attractive and intelligent and friendly girls i know. she's such a darling, there's always a smile on her face that makes you wanna pinch her cheeks. hahahaa... 10-15 of us crowded her place eating beautifully cooked juadah and dug our fingers into jars of delicacies her always hospitable mom made. for the uninitiated, el regina is one of the four official darlings of malaysia that won gold in sukom 98 for making spectators flinch. hahahaha

hey, thank you angel, thank you jadey, thank you cheesecakeerian, thank you ah bear, thank you yc, thank you all for taking time out for visit and drop comments on my blog. :) it makes blogging so much fun-ner. i reiterate that my 'blog' is more like an avenue for me to test and try my writing, to improve on my english, to expand my vocab. but when i get some readers actually reading what i wrote....its really really great! so, thank you guys!! so, starbucks (my treat) for my dear readers whenever there's a chance. (:

Saturday, October 13, 2007

what else can i say?


'Equality before the law is a universal concept, and the government should give priority in seeing that every Malaysian, irrespective of race, has a place under the Malaysian sun.'

MR KARPAL SINGH, national chairman of the opposition Democratic Action Party"

yay opposition!!! vote for democracy!!!

where does the integrity lie in ACA when it has cleared so many famously corrupt politicians from charges? 

can you trust a cop to tell the truth when you know for a fact that their integrity can be bought with kopi-duit over a wound-down window?

how to believe anti-graft vows made by a politician when you know for a fact that he himself is the biggest crook of all?

when the institution of judiciary is proven to be as notorious as the criminal organizations they put behind bars..........

what else can i say?

Friday, October 5, 2007

gramps is gone..

gramps left us yesternite (5/10/07)....... i will be leaving for KL this afternoon.