Showing posts from April, 2011

Lunching At A Not So Tranquil Garden

Have you tried the Gardens Lifestyle Store & Cafe over at Mid Valley? I went there for the first time on Wednesday and what I thought to be a nice lunch under the plastic tree, while being serenaded by live piano music played in a huge birdcage, became a screaming (yes, I did scream out of frustration) affair for me. The people who had lunch with me, and quite used to see my ugly face when I'm angry; was just laughing merrily when they saw my "black" face over extremely shoddy service and worst of all, over-charging. Can you imagine the cafe supervisor overcharged us by almost RM100 and didn't have the courtesy to explain when we inquired?  My GM paid for the bill and I only got to know the exact amount when I returned to the office. I asked for the bill from him and was shocked when I saw things charged but weren't served to us. Do they think I'd keep quiet about it? What did I do after? Raise a complaint over to their HQ people.  I don't deal with m…

The Blue Sky

After the Orange Sky post, thought I might as well put a blue sky post here too, all taken at different time of the day (and obviously different day not to mention year). ^^
Pahang, Terengganu, Tokyo and Putrajaya presented here. :)

Take Me Somewhere Sunny, Please!!!

All the rain that we are experiencing nowadays are making me depressed. I dislike being cold and wet. On rainy days like this, I just want to escape and head over to the beach and enjoy the sun.
And if it rains, with my treadmill still not in working condition, I can't even run around the neighbourhood. Rain sure makes me restless.
Take me somewhere sunny, please! The Caribbean sure sounds nice. ^^ But before I ever go there, better get my butt back in shape!

I'm A Sucker For Freebies

There's a promotion by Amex over at Starbucks, where cardholders get a complimentary drink over their purchase (complimentary drinks given to drinks of lesser value ordered) and of course, I never say no to freebies! Free hot chocolate for me over Zaini's purchase of Green Tea Frappucino last weekend. And free Mountain Glory fruit juice over Zaini's Green Tea Latte yesterday morning. This has become my new fave drink at Starbucks.
But gotta rein in the excitement, otherwise I'll be spending far too much money just to enjoy free drinks at Starbucks! But free drinks with Amex sure beats that measly 10% discount other cards give you to enjoy a cuppa or two at Starbucks.

I'll be at Starbucks again after my Saturday morning jog next week. Wanna join me? ^^

For A New Pair Of Shoes

Remember my rantings of things not going my way a few days ago (or was it a week ago)? The treadmill technician has yet to come because I can't get away from work just yet so it's just running around the apartment's compound and carpark for me at the moment. But I got myself a new pair of running shoes. But the pain of finding that pair!
Zaini finally relented and drove me over to The Curve (Sunway Pyramid is a bit too far for us, Nick) because I wanted to check out some Brooks shoes that Nick had recommended. Got there, and there was a staff in the store and despite us being there for ten whole minutes and being really obvious about our intention to seriously buy a shoe (I didn't just want to pick a pair and ask for the size, I wanted some consultation too), the staff decided that his paperwork; which was strewn on a table was more important than us.
Then, we went to the next door Al-Ikhsan store. Not much selection there, and I think Alamanda's store have more opti…

The Orange Sky

Just enjoying the view. ^^
Sunrise, somewhere high up on a hill in Malaysia. But looks like an outer-space photo, don't you think? ^^

The moon and the sun meeting each other. And a sunset somewhere near a tranquil lake in Japan.

I'm Not A Happy Camper!

Why can't things always go my way? My long-suffering hubby would always say that things have to go my way; well the exact words are "ikut dia aje" or otherwise, I'll probably have a meltdown. Yup, I like it when everything is to my liking. Who doesn't, anyway?
Well, the weekend wasn't exactly according to my way, last week. I wanted to go to the park but the boys wanted to go for an early swim instead, so I pouted a bit about that.
Didn't get to find a new running shoes yet. And I wanted to check out the Brooks shoes Nick advised me to get, but I had to wait next week for it. Me and patience don't really go together. If I want it, I want it now! Not happy again. Pout some more. *^-^*!
My MP3 player that I used during my jog & run decided to go dead on me. I guess it would've been OK because I did a couple of runs without listening to music and I think I did just fine.

But the last straw was on Saturday, I was aiming for my 5k on the treadmill (i…

Thanks Ayie!

Look what came through the mail! Souvenirs from Philippines! From Boracay to be exact and it was from Ayie. Ayie, her husband and son went back to Philippines and enjoyed some quality time with the family there. And she didn't forget me!
Thanks so much for the cool souvenirs, Ayie. I love them!

It’s Gonna Be A Rush

Just received a letter from Raimie’s school informing parents about Sports Day practice sessions and the date of 2011 Sports Day. He’ll come home late every Wednesday for his practice.
Raimie’s school 53rd Annual Sports Day (quite an old school, don’t you think?) is going to be held on Saturday, May 14th. And the event clashed with my brother’s wedding!
I had agreed to be my brother’s photographer that day too! My brother has to find someone else to do it. Sorry, bro!
What can we do? I can’t ask Raimie to forgo his Sports Day and Zaini is a PIBG (PTA) committee member so support the event we must. So it’ll be a rush traveling immediately to my hometown that Saturday after the Sports Day event. Raimie may just have to attend his uncle’s wedding in his t-shirt and tracksuit that day. o.O
Let’s hope there isn’t going to be any massive jam on the highway and we arrive on time.
This kinda reminds me of the time we need to be there for both my younger sister’s wedding and Zaini’s younger brother…

6K By End Of This Month

That's my aim for my run this month. Now, now. Don't scoff. Don't laugh. Don't snicker. I know you guys can run much farther than me, and in less time too. For me, it's already an achievement.
I used to hate running. I can do anything else at the gym and suffer through hours of grueling workout with my personal trainer but ask me to hit the treadmill, I just don't see myself running on it for any length of time. I do envy my hubby who didn't seem to need much effort doing rounds at the Lake Garden. He even called me a wimp  for whining about running. Huhu
Now? I ditched the personal training. I didn't renew my gym membership. But I need a way to still keep healthy and up my stamina (and I do do really want a strong pair of legs). I can only do so much with my squats and I can only suffer so much going up and down the stairs. So, the next option - start running.
I'm surprised that now I find running quite enjoyable now that I put a goal and challenge my…

My Weekend

How was your weekend? Good? I hope it was. ^^
Since I got nothing to say or write, some random post about what I did last weekend.
Raimie had to go to school on Saturday, so woke up early and head to McD for an almost free breakfast. We got some vouchers for free sausage mcmuffin and McD so we got that, and ordered iced milo for Raimie and Zaini and I shared a cup of coffee. Total damage - less than RM5.00. It would've been free if we didn't buy any drinks, but why so cheapskate, right?  After dropping Raimie off at school, Zaini and I head to Lake Garden and huffed and puffed running around the lake for about two hours. Managed to somehow hurt my knees again running up and down the hill there. Me and hills really don't go well together. I'll stick to the flat area next time. Otherwise, I'll need a constant stock of painkillers. That can't be good. :(
Then, we took our stinky, sweaty selves to Starbucks and stink the whole place up for a couple of hours, drinking …

More Free Breakfast From McD

More free breakfast coupon from McD. This time it's for their Sausage McMuffin and no purchase needed to redeem the free breakfast.
Have you got your hands on some coupons yet? Hurry! It's until Apr 13th only.
I bet the breakfast queue at McD will be long these few days.

Respect My Time And Space Too

Dear Whomever It May Concern,
I understand you are busy and you need to be connected at ALL TIMES, but when I have to hold the lift for you while you take your own sweet time getting into it because you were busy reading/typing some “very important” messages, you are taking my precious time.
That time when I had to give way to you, to stop from a head-on collision because you weren’t bothered to see where you were walking into? I do mind who I bumped into so please, respect my space even if you don’t care who you could “kiss” while you were engrossed with your expensive phone.
When we had to abruptly brake our car because you were too busy chatting on the phone or reading or typing messages on it while crossing the road; you are making a nuisance of yourself at my expense. I don’t care if you want to endanger yourself at any other time, just don’t get me involve in it. I don’t know you so I have no desire in visiting you at the hospital (or the morgue).
Or that time when I stared with di…

Oh! The Mess!

Leave the boy to his own devices in his room, and what did he do? Make a royal mess in his room! When we chided that boy and ask him to clear that mess - he'll answer that he's not finish with his projects or whatever that he is doing yet.
It's been two weeks of messy room. I tell you, if he doesn't clean up this weekend, I'll just vacuum the whole thing up!