Tuesday, February 27, 2007

CNY FLEW BY..

CNY came and go in just a blink of an eye. I was out of the house almost every single day. There's just so many visitations to do. I think I've grown old as I appreciate all these visits more than I do last time. Previously, I don't see a point in these visits. Now I appreciate them. Boy, I am old.

I gambled less. This year, I only visit ZipD's parents house. Didn't go to any of his other uncles and aunts place. On the other hand, I met more relatives (both mine and Anne's) so I guess that's a good thing.

Today is the second day at work and I am already swamped to the neck.. I don't even have time to breathe!

The reno has started on the house - just paid a small deposit to the contractor this afternoon. He went with two Indo guys and started the "drilling ceremony" - hacking the wall or floor to mark the start of work - the superstitious person in me believes that I need them to start work on a certain day - for prosperity, I guess. He called it "tembak dinding".. LOL.. drilling, tembak, get it?

This Sunday, my parents are meeting her parents to talk abt the dates and the dowry.. wish me luck.

I think this year I will use a LOT of money :(

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bathing in cold water

Anne has this theory: the Malays do not exhibit the "heat" syndrome such as sore throat, pimples, feverish, etc as often as a Chinese despite eating more chilis because the Malays took cold bath every morning. When I think about my Malay friends during school and those in office, it is true, they do take cold bath when they were young in the morning. Chinese are too spoilt, we either take warm bath or don't take bath at all. Which is why pimples and sore throat are very prevalent among the Chinese in Malaysia.

This morning I had a revelation. I don't think it is the cold bath that is the trick. I think it is because the Malays use cold water to wash their anus after doing "big business" everyday. You know, if a baby had high fever, the doctor would poke something up his ass and the fever would subside very fast! Similarly, washing your anus with cold water will reduce the heat of the body.. not bathing in cold water! I am sure bathing would help but I am now convinced that the real reason is really up your ass. It's the ass that's causing all those zits and pimples! :)

Why am I so convinced? You see, my father has the most smoothest complexion. At his age, I dare say he's almost like Anti-Ringgit in terms of complexion. And he never had sore throat. And he eats chili, sambal, curry laksa like nobody's business!! And yes, he still use water to wash his you-know-what.

HMMMMMMM..

Interesting theory eh? Almost as far fetched but as true as my other "drink water will gain weight" theory.

So if you have friends who's very yit hei and have lots of pimples, tell him to use water and not toilet paper!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

V Day

So, I was just talking to a fellow colleague about V Day. He's from Korea and he said he does not have to worry abt V Day. In Korea and Japan, he said, the girl buy chocolates and do all the romantic arrangements FOR the guys! The following month, March 14th, is called White Day or something like that and it is the guy's turn to do something for the girl. He joked that the guy can see what the girls are doing first before the return the favour. HMMMMMMMMMM...

Friday, February 09, 2007

Lou Sang

Tomorrow the friends will be going to Summer Palace to Lou Sang. This used to be a tradition for some years but we have missed out for the past two years. It will be good to continue this tradition - aside from the food, it is really the fellowship of friends getting together before the New Year. Looking forward to this.

Unbelievable!

Wow.. this is truly bizarre!

In my previous post, I said that I have migrated the old Blogger account, ringgit, to a new Google account. When you migrate the blog, you have to create a new Google account or tied to an existing G account. I decided to create a new Google account and I typed ringgit@hotmail.com. Happily I submitted and the following day, I found out that I have typed someone else account! I don't own ringgit@hotmail.com!

Trying all sort of troubleshooting steps documented to recover my a/c was to no avail as every documented steps will send an email to ringgit@hotmail.com for verification. I even logged a support call with Blogger - no response, naturally.

Finally I decided to email ringgit@hotmail.com. I hoped that it was not an old email account that is not used anymore. I hope there is someone who constantly check this email. To my surprise, there is a person on the other side and he responded! The man helped me reset my password and emailed me the new password - and I have access back to my blog!

Ringgit@hotmail.com, sir, Thank you!
You are da man!

Monday, February 05, 2007

New Blogger

Ok.. I have not been posting for a month! When I logged in to Blogger today, I was pleasantly surprised with the instructions to migrate my blog to the new Blogger. I was hesitant coz I remember that rotitelur lost her blogs when she migrated. Fortunately, mine was pretty smooth.. so, drum rolllll, presenting the new 0.02 Ringgit :)

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