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I have heard about Rain (Korean singer) came to KL last weekend. Local press had said that Rain has given a scorching performance with high tech visual effect plus artificial rain soaked his well toned body. For this reason, his most expensive concert ticket was more than RM700. His concert was being promoted in a grand style by many tv advertisers such as Clear Shampoo, White Olay, Hotlink and others. I wonder why is so great about this singer as I have never hear his songs before and I have no idea what language of songs he will sing. Will he sing in Korean? Mandarin? English? To me, he was just an entry level singer..I just got to know about him last year from his series, "Full House", the only funny Korean series that I like and will religiously follow each episodes aired.

Recently my grandmother read his story from Chinese newspaper and talked about Rain at home...

Grandma : Why this singer doesn't have Chinese name? (while pointing his poster in entertainment newspaper)
Me : Rain lor.
Grandma : ooh..ah Ring ar?
Me : Rain lar...
Grandma : ah Ring lor...
Aunty : Rain... In English, it means "lok yu". He acted in Full House before already, remember?
Grandma : It's him ar?
Suddenly, the tv advertised his concert from Clear Shampoo...
Me : Neh...That's him lar...It's raining...
Grandma : Ooh..Ah Ring...He looked fatter now.
Me : Of course, he's famous already ma..Sure living good life, good food lar.. You can watch him again in 8tv 8.30pm Love To Kill.

I have watched 2 episodes of Love To Kill and I hated his character very much. He as personal guard is too snobbish, always act cool and sit in the bus as if he's very stressed out. Besides that, I have been trying hard to understand the whole story but up to date, I still can't understand. I'm not a Korean series fan so sometimes I just watch Korean series with her when I'm free.

Currently, tv advertisement had been promoting Lee Hom concert in KL in March... I definitely support Wang Li Hom...Lee Hom is more experienced singer than Rain... I like few songs sang by him. He is extremely handsome, my heart will melt whenever I see his poster anywhere. There's one in LDP, one in USJ, one in KLCC. I always stared at his Celcom large billboard at LDP while driving back home...drooling...

Jaina on Wednesday, January 31, 2007

busy lor...
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Been sick again...Running nose and sore throat again...

Hehe...Been posting poems because just to put some colours in my blogs (erm, it's actually I have no idea what to post)

Been busy with work... Feeling tired... Tell something, I felt that I'm entertaining ppl's request in the office; eg; questioned by my boss of the proposal that I was working on, been digging old project files for reference(all hard copy and soft copy-these take some time), been helping to scan documents, been arranging my company Sport's Club AGM lunch (call each of them whether want to join or not, although we as committee membars, had sent an e-mail for their confirmed attendance), being called by suppliers (layan abit)....argh!!! I don't have time to do my own proposal due date is the end of this Friday...Thursday is public holiday, Tuesday need to visit site, Wednesday is Sport's Club AGM...haiyo....

Jaina on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Forever On My Mind
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The fragrance of a yellow rose
Floating about the air,
Reminds me of another time,
And of a beauty so rare.

The melodic strains of an orchestra
Wisping through the night,
Remind me of another time,
And so of a lovely sight.

Remembrance such as these
Flood my thoughts with rhyme
And I can not help but long for
The song of another time.

A time when life made sense to me,
When love was everywhere;
When you and I would dance and dance
While your fragrance filled the air.

Such memories consume me,
And they constantly remind;
That you, my sweet, are in my heart
And forever on my mind.

Appreciated the love. Wished to keep the roses. Just left the ribbons.

Jaina on Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I will inform you later
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"I will inform you later."

This is the reply that I receive after giving him (my boss) my leave application form. What lar... I was just applying 3 days annual leave for CNY holiday only as if, asking him for money... I'm a Chinese from Ipoh so my leave application should be given priority... I have given 1 month notice of my leave application so, if anything urgent comes up, the work should be passed to my colleague..wah ha ha... He's one indecisive boss, so if I give 1 month or 1 week notice earlier, he still can't decide whether to approve or not my leave application..I don't care as this is the chance for me to have restful holiday and get more more more ang paus...

I'm looking forward for CNY celebration...Shopping malls and even a decent pasar malam near my house are blaring their speakers with popular CNY songs such as "Choy Sun Doe, choy sun doe"and others. Now, I'm in the mood of CNY preparations such as house cleaning, putting up CNY decorations, CNY greeting cards, cookies especially kueh kapit (my favourite), buying soft drinks and mandarin oranges... I still haven't shop for new clothes yet, I must find red Chinese clothes...

Jaina on Monday, January 22, 2007

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others
,you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater
and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit
to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Source :

Jaina on Friday, January 19, 2007

Thank you...
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Thank you for all the well wishes and mosquitoes war advice from the Sick entry. Feel warm and fuzzy after reading the comments. I'm feeling better now after gargling salt water and drinking lots of water and herbal tea. I was quite blur and slow for 2 days because of effects of medicine.

Last night, after having dinner, I sat comfortably at a couch reading newspaper. I usually read the headlines of Star main paper first, then proceed to Star2 TV schedule. A movie "Legally Blonde 2" showing at 10.30pm caught my eye. Hmm, should be a comedy movie, I guess. It was 10.45pm then, so I switch to that channel that showing the movie. After watching for 30mins, it wasn't funny at all, the blonde who is a lawyer was dummy, wasn't serious at work, not dynamic, selfish, stubborn and being bullied by her lady co-worker. The more I watch, the more I feel it's nonsense movie. Maybe I have read few novels written by John Grisham, so my mind had been set that law is conservative and snake (meaning can twist and turn the fact). The only thing that got me interested from the movie was her tiny Chih Hua Hua dog. It's so cute and it didn't bark incessantly at all...By11.20pm, due to medicine effect, I felt drowsy and went to bed.

Well, I have been evaluating myself recently...I have been receiving comments from guy friends and I tried to summarise all comments that I'm a "high class" person. Here's a part of conversation that I had with a (not so close) guy friend that I met just 2-3 times before during Joyce's wedding dinner .

Guy : U see, Joyce get married already. When's yours?
Me : haha (giggles), wait until I have bf lar...No bf, how to get married?
Guy : Hehe, normally girls won't admit that she has bf because she wants to get more choices.
Me : Ei, I really don't have bf wor.
Guy : Sure or not? You must be very choosy. You are looking for 5C's on guys. Cars, Credit card, Condo, Cash, Career.
Me : Hah? No, I didn't expect every guy would be that perfect.
Guy : Really?
Me : Yalar...sigh...

See lar...Most of first/second/third impressions by other people that I'm high class person because I'm a soft soft "siew jie", a graduate, working as an executive, earning above RM2k/mth, born in an above average income family, the only child/the youngest child family(hello...I have a younger bro, though my bro looked older than me) ... As if I'm a high maintenance girl...wat lar...Sigh, I may have scared away most guys; even the banker away that we almost got attached together as I mentioned in this blog few months ago... Sigh, I guess he doesn't have, I can't do anything... I wasn't desperate for a guy, so if I found a guy who understands me, trusts me and comfortable being together, having a simple&quiet life (not partying/drinking every night), I would consider him as my companion.

Jaina on Thursday, January 18, 2007

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Ahh Chooooo....I have been sneezing and had running nose everyday since last Thursday. Must have caught flu from my aunty who is sick too. I feel very uncomfortable to work while blowing nose with one hand with the other hand holding pen.

My eyes were tired too because I didn't get enough sleep at night for few days because of stupid noisy and blood sucking mosquitoes disturbing me. It has been raining almost every evening and I feel cold thus I didn't turn on the fan. Usually whenever I turn on the fan, the mosquitoes which is very tiny and light would be blowed away from me. The mosquitoes are brainless but they are smart enough to fly and buzz near my ear...zzz, zzzz, zzz..This sound irritates me. Hence, I will sleep on my side and cover my ear with my blanket. If the situation becomes worse, I will sleep with lights on. HAHA, by then, all mosquitoes are gone but I can't sleep soundly with lights on unless I'm very very very sleepy.

I have many mosquitoes bite marks at my hands and legs now. Most were bitten when I was sleeping without fan for few days. I feel sick and sleepy now. Wished that I can sleep soundly tonight.

Jaina on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Recalling.... Uni life
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All of a sudden, a friend of my uni was online on MSN yesterday evening. He's usually offline in my MSN list, then suddenly, don't know what makes him to online, his nickname popped up at my bottom corner desktop. It's been more than 2 years that I never hear from him since graduation. His gf is my coursemate so he always hang around with us in uni. We chatted just few minutes because I was packing and going to leave office.

I guess I have lost touch with many uni friends because... because ... because...I just don't know why... May be I wasn't very close to any one of them... Maybe I always keep things to myself... May be I was too busy to join their outing, or I always go back Ipoh every weekend... Maybe because I'm too quiet and not friendly. I had 2 or 3 close friends in uni but all of them working in East M'sia. Hence, basically just left me alone in peninsular M'sia. Even I knew there are 2 or 3 uni mate are working in KL, but I didn't bother to contact them. Yeah, during 2nd year uni, I had cold conflicts with few of my course mates, so I become alienated or islanded by them. Somehow, we become friends again after the semester break.

Although it was short conversation between me and him, it reminds me of uni life... I had very hectic schedule so I don't even have time to chat with roommate. It was very stressful studying with a bunch of nerds (competitors) there. Even ex-bf is also a nerd. Our pak toh conversation was basically subjects, lecturer, assignments, projects, tests and exams. I still don't know why I like him before. Weird hor? Until now, he's still a nerd and workholic too. Luckily, I'm not with him now, or else I will get more headache. See, being "unattached" is so free and easy.

Anyway, uni days are just history of my life. Gained lots of life experiences while studying in uni. Past is past, now need to focus on working...

Jaina on Friday, January 12, 2007

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Cute puppies...

Ain't they are cute?

While surfing pets websites, I came across this cute puppies up for sale.
The 2 puppies are mixed breed of Terrier and Shih Tzu. Their father is a Shih Tzu and mother is a Terrier. They are 2 months old now. However, the female puppy has been sold.

I'm still deciding whether should I buy the male. :) Hmm, I still like Pekingnese dog.

Jaina on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Auto pilot mode
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Something is wrong with me this wrong this whole day. I forgot to put sunshade for car in the morning and I have been trying hard to recall my colleague’s name before I call her. What’s more I always meet her everyday. My brain is in slow mode or in “auto pilot” mode today. Sometimes I have headache while working. The most serious case is that once I sat on my office chair this morning, my mind went blank. I can’t remember much what did I do for my work last Friday. Been asked about project that I assisted by boss and I gave very slow answer…My reaction was “Er, er…” while thinking for an answer.

Maybe I was too tired because I was quite busy last weekend and Sunday. Last weekend, my car was sent to workshop a major service. Many engine parts are old and worn because the car is old so mechanic has changed all of them. I was quite disappointed with bill of whooping price of more than RM600. It’s not that I feel cheated, I just feel unhappy for increased expenses this month. Then, I rushed to pick up my bro from his college and we went to hair salon for hair cut. The hair stylist trimmed 1 inch of my hair and layered my fringe. Anyway, I’m just satisfied with the end results. Hmm, I realised I really spent alot of time and money on my hair.

Yesterday was a hectic day again…Went for buffet hi-tea in Boulevard Hotel in Midvalley with my friend. He got a complimentary voucher so we went together. There’s wide range of food such as salads, cendol, laksa, char siew pau, kaya pau, ikan baker, satay, nasi lemak, ice-cream, rojak, pies, cakes, puddings, fruits, red bean tong sui, ling chee kang, tom yum prawn, fried chicken wings, fried sotongs, and many more. Though it’s a variety of western, Chinese, Malay and Indian food, the taste was so-so only and bland, so it doesn’t tickle my bud. Anyway, it’s free so I just grabbed each dish and eat as much as I can until I’m very very full. At night, my family and I had 9 course dinner in Selayang. Eat again...Surprisingly, I still managed to finish my portion of dishes.

I got to leave office early today. My mind is still blur blur mode. I guess I need some rest.

Jaina on Monday, January 08, 2007

2007...New Year, New You
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2007... New Year, New You...

I find myself getting older these days after my mum been telling me that neighbours children who likes to play badminton and cycle in front of our houses last time, are studying in college now. My response was, huh? They are still young, wor? They were just only Standard 6 or Form 1, when we first moved into new house. At that moment, I realised time flies, I actually have been working for more than 2 years since I graduated. Well, I should get started to achieve what I wish to do in year 2007.

1. Save money for future. I had spent alot on facials, skin care products, sandals, expensive food, clothes and unnecessary things last year. I planned to allocate half of salary into savings; which I guessed quite difficult to do, better discount to 40% of salary into savings.

2. Land on a more prospective job. I planned to hop job again. I wished to learn more and bored with my current job and company antics.

3. Spend more time washing car, cleaning room, organise things properly. Should train myself be a organised person.

4. Spend more time reading be it, magazines, novels, or newspapers. I realised my English vocabulary and grammar deteriorates as time goes by.

5. Cut down visits to shopping malls. Hence, I could spend less.

6. Travel. Visit Singapore during Christmas or travel to HK/Taiwan/Bali.

7. Going home (Ipoh) often and spend more time there.

8. Should I ask for steady companion? Hmm, I wouldn't force myself to get one...Just that, if he's yours, then he will be forever yours...

9. Buy a watch from watchmaker...My 6 years old watch is spoilt now. :(

10. Buy comfortable office wear. I have been buying casual clothes last year.

11. Keep in touch with friends especially school friends because they are the ones that actually grew up together.

12. Be more communicative. Many people said I'm quiet, yeah, I do because I really don't know what to say or comment ma...So, I just smiled. If I smiled, some ppl said I look stupid. If no smile, I look unfriendly&blur...what should i do?

13. Get a pet ; a Shih Tzu dog or Chih Hua Hua or Chow Chow or Pekingnese dog...It's kind of impossible, because my family may not like it.

That's all for my new year resolutions and wishes. Hope that I can achieve most of it.

Jaina on Thursday, January 04, 2007

Go 2006
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I have been trying to recall the major events that I experienced in the 2006. Some are nice, some I feel stupid, some are bad happenings.

  1. Early of year 2006, I tendered my resignation letter to my previous company. Though I enjoyed working in previous company but I find that the job is not suitable for me for long term working experience.
  2. Made few new friends (some are friend's friend, some are ex-colleagues, some are admirers, some are suppliers), whom some I still keep in touch, some are just a hp number that I just add but never dial it.
  3. Had a satisfied job that is relevant to what I have learnt in uni, and gained lots of knowledge.
  4. Permed my hair in July. My hair still curly until now.
  5. Worked late until 9.30pm. Damn hungry, u know...Reached home at around 10sth...
  6. Karaoke late until 12 am. Abit gila that time.
  7. Went for Genting and Malacca trip.
  8. Car breakdown in the middle of busy road. Called AAM for help.
  9. Went to Sunway Lagoon...Really had fun water splashing...
  10. Had the most wedding dinners at the end of the year.
  11. Been keeping in touch with school friends lately and with few good friends around. Very happy with that.

That's are the most prominent events that I remember in 2006. Go 2006, Come 2007...

Jaina on Thursday, January 04, 2007

Happy New Year
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I had wonderful new year in Ipoh, not to say I went for awesome party but I had the most relaxing and quiet holiday actually. I purposely took leave on Friday to go back Ipoh just to avoid traffic jam on the North South highway.

On Friday night, I went for my UTP friend's wedding buffet at her house. Joyce is a year younger than me and she is getting married now. Hopefully that she is happy being with her husband and her husband treat her well. I went home around 11sth pm and slept quite late after dilly dallying unpacking things.

Taken at her home during wedding buffet

The next morning, I was forced to wake up early and went to her house again. I was so honoured to be selected to become her jimui. Before I talk about the jimui story, I had hot and spicy curry mee near the drive-in UOB bank. Yummy...I would say this curry mee is much better taste then the normal curry mee in KL...Hehe...

My task is to lock & guard her room door for not allowing bridegroom to enter, so I don't know what the rest of the jimui bully the bridegroom downstairs. I heard that they ask the bridegroom or his best man/heng dai to perform push-up for 30times but in the end discounted to 3 times. What lar...Upon reaching her door, we request the bridegroom to sing a song. However, he sang "Happy Birthday"..aiyo wat lar...We were not satisfied so we request him to sing love song or hum a song...He was er, er, er. Then, the "tai kum cheh" interrupted "wai, the joss stick is going to finish burning. please hurry up lar." To obey "tai kum cheh" advice, so we requested him to say "Wife, I love you" loudly but he hesitated saying "HAH?". What lar again...After a while, he just screamed out loudly "Wife, I love you" for few times, then only we opened the door.

Joyce and me

The couple + her sister + jimui's

We just observed their family tea ceremony in her house and her husband house in Kuala Kangsar. It's my first time stepping my foot in Kuala Kangsar. Went back home around 3pm and rest for 2 hours before attending her dinner.

During the wedding dinner, I got to know few new friends; her classmates and her colleagues. One of her colleague was quite charming and friendly but he is from Sarawak....What a tiring day, helping out, rushing here and there and gained some knowledge about traditional Chinese wedding ceremony. However, if I ever get married, I rather have it simpler style, specifically no "tai kum cheh"(she talks so much). Even myself feel tired for a day, Joyce and her parents were even more tired than me as they have been preparing it for 2 weeks.

Wedding dinner

For the rest of 3 days, I have been relaxing at home and went for shopping in Jusco and Guardian. Bought a handbag, toileteries and food to bring back KL. I ate lots of hawkers food such as hakka mee, wat tan hor, curry mee (again), durians, har mee, hot plate noodle and junk food. I miss hot plate noodle at Jusco food court, I find it taste better than KL's shopping complex. I like hakka mee too, the taste of fish sauce (yu loh) is enhanced by adding lots of raw chopped garlic. I can't find any hakka mee sold in KL, maybe because they are not used to eating raw chopped garlic. ooo...I miss Ipoh food alot. I feel hungry now after thinking of Ipoh delicious food. Nevertheless, sometimes I do eat KL specialty which are hokkien mee, loh mee, KLang bak kut teh, pan mee, lam mee, big prawn mee and so on. Hence, I can't comment that Ipoh food is better than KL as at different place, different type of specialty food is served.

What did I do on New Year's eve night? I was spending time at home, watching Click from DVD. The movie was very touching and made me cry. The moral of the story is that family placed the first priority in life and while we are running in rat race, we should spend some time with family and watching them grow.

I spent most of the nights watching DVDs...such as the-evil-Prada (I can't remember full title), a chinese movie starring koo tin lok...I'm not a cinema go-er, so I missed out many good movies this year. That's how I spent my new year holiday in Ipoh...basically eating, sleeping, resting, breathing clean air and relaxing...

Jaina on Thursday, January 04, 2007