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 progress...so, 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. (: