Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Syukur Alhamdulillah

(taken from an email I sent to my close friends, moments ago)

Dear all,

To be honest, the last few weeks ni wasn't the best of times.... work-wise that is. The only joy I have in a day is waking up in the morning next to my beloved wife and going home after a #@&*$!! day at the office,to my wife again.

Today is no different.

However, I received a call from her today.

She just got back from seeing a doctor.

Something about two lines.

Something about four weeks.

Something about November 7, 2007....

insya Allah, I will be registering someone at either koleq or TKC in 2020...:))

In Pursuit of HAPPYness...

On Saturday (Feb 24, 2007) I went to watch "In Pursuit of Happyness" at Cathay cinema, Mutiara Damansara with Honey Dearest. During our courting days, our normal haunt is the GSC at Mid Valley (due to the proximity to our offices) but of late, we have been frequenting the Cathay at Cineleisure, Mutiara Damansara. I guess being a new cineplex, the layout and seats (yes, the seats! Check out the generous legroom) are much more user-friendly. Being close to Ikea, Ikano Power Center, The Tesco and The Curve is also another plus point.

Enough about cineplex.. back to the movie..

...the movie touched me in very personal way, because honestly, I can relate to what the main character, Chris Gardner (played wonderfully by the ever-talented Will Smith) goes through, albeit on a lesser scale. I knew that the movie was about the struggle of father to bring up his son (played by Jaden Smith, Will's son) in the face of economic difficulties but I never expected it to hit home in such a way. I have been though many moments that was potrayed in the movie and to see him succeed in the end only strengthened my resolve that the things I am going through now are just setbacks.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


A lot of people has been wondering about my obsession with public transport, especially the RapidKL bus system.

Truth be told, I'd rather take the public transport anytime of the day rather than driving to work. However, the nature of my job does not seemed to allow it.

I was back at the office on Wednesday after the four day Chinese New Year break. There was one payment due from one of my client in KL and being a very good client, the cheque is promptly available on the 15th of every month.

So, instead of driving to KL, I decided to take the bus. It was a slow day anyway, so I boarded the No. 608 local bus (green line) and swithced to the T81 inter-city (blue line) to sentral. Took the LRT at KL Sentral to KLCC, had lunch with my buddy Deen , pick up my payment, did a little "market intelligence" at the aisle and repeated the whole LRT-T81-608 routine. Was back by three p.m.

.. and I throughly enjoyed it :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Xinnian Kuaile

Xinnian Kuaile, Gong Xi Ging Xi..

I am pretty sure my three semesters of Mandarin classes at UiTM would certainly allow me to speak beyond Chinese New Year greetings but due to lack of practice, this is all I could manage. Of course I remember all those important "ayat" (read: lame courting lines) but when Honey Dearest already by my side:)

Anyway, I've been wondering this for quite a while already. According to my year of birth, I was born in the year of the rabbit. However, if I remember correctly, my BIRTHday (which is in January) was before the Chinese New Year, so techinically, I should consider myself born in the year of the Tiger, right ?

.. help!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Window to the world

I decided to shift my place at the office to the one next to window. Not that I have a magnificent view of KL skyline (does looking down the roof of shophouses and makeshift factories count) but with the latest development at the office, I need to some change of view.

You see, two very key staff left the company.

The office seemed a bit emptier now but hey, business goes on.

I can't pretend that I don't see it coming, in fact, I am surprised that they lasted this long.

I wish them all the best in their future endeavour.

As for me, it just mean that I have to work harder. I do, after all, own this company.

Innalillah.. The Passing of K.Miah

Exactly one week ago, a close relative of mine passed away.

She was at my wedding in Sg Buloh and though she lost some weight, she did not look like she is down with any illness.

She was hospitalized for almost two weeks at the newly-opened Ampang Hospital and was in the ICU throughout. Her intestine actually burst open but unfortunately it was too late to contain it as it spread to the lungs, causing infections. She was practically on life support and at 10.15 pm on January 31, she passes away.

May Allah blessed her. Amin.