Showing posts from April, 2005

So, how did we meet?

This seems to be a very common question I get whenever I told someone about Anne. So, here's the story: If you remember my previous date, albeit a short one, was with this girl who used to work in the same company. When I started to pursue her, she was shy. In one group lunch, she brought Lina as a companion. I brought Alpinesis. After a few more group dates, me and her became a couple. Then, Alpinesis fell in love with Lina. It was funny how things worked out since then. The girl and I broke up and Alpinesis and Lina were still going strong for the next 1.5 years. Even though Alpinesis and Lina were going out, they have one small problem. Lina's mother objected their "union". She cited Alpinesis' height as the issue. Anyway, long story short, our love birds have been quietly going out together. No one in Lina's family know about this.. until 3 months ago when they told Lina's sisters about their secret relationship to get their support... and hopefully th

Teary Eyed

Today is the last day of work for a fellow colleague. She's quitting the company to start a new life in America. It was a teary occassion. She couldn't stop crying. Makes me think - you know, she's only 2 years in this company and she's already teary eyed? What about old fuck like me? Will I be teary eyed? Why are people crying like their mother died when leaving a company? Is it the because they missed the people they work with? Or is it the company? I would like to think that they missed the people and I should feel good that my team member miss the team here. Which means that we must have done something right to garner such honour.

Aching Bones

* I told myself that I should have a big heart and be helpful to my friends. After all, if your friend asked you for help, that means she/he thought highly of you - that you have value to her/him. If you are a nobody, your friend would not have asked for help. And while I do pray for the strength not to complain and bitch about it, I am also human. So allow me to bitch in my blog, ok? And Monica, if you are reading this, I'm just bitching. You know me.. I complain a lot but underneath it, I am still pure and sincere... :D (I just need a topic to blog else my faithful readers will start bugging me) **** start **** Yesterday, I helped Monica and her family move house. She stays in Taman Rampai and move to Saujana Damansara, almost 40 minutes drive apart. She wanted to move last year. She asked her friends for help. I said no because I . I told her that maybe she should employe some helper to help her move. They are not expensive and they are professionals AND strong. Why asked an old

Waiter Rant

Every once in a while I stumbled upon the a really funny blog. A blog that kept me glued to the PC and kept me laughing out loud. My family thought I was nuts laughing by myself in my room. Waiter Rant is one such blog. It's written by a New York Bistro waiter on some of the most funny customer-moments. If you are bored, depressed and need some cheering up, I highly recommend this blog. And oh, btw, according to him, waiter in the USA don't earn a salary and they depend entirely on tips. So, kimmikanuyi, you know what to do lar in your next trip.. LOL!


My ex-diva, MC, has released a new album called Emancipation of Mimi . AR said it is good. Not sure about his taste these days. I was surprised when Anne said she has heard MC's new single "We Belong Together" over the radio. I am a huge fan and I didn't even know there's a new album and here, she had heard the song before. Fuh. Don't pray pray. Try it if you dare.

Double Journey...

There are two things that are happening in parallel in my life today. The first one is something I have mentioned a few times in my blog. I am seeking God. I am also seeking a religion to fulfill my spiritual need. I believe that every one of us have certain "life sustaining" needs to fulfill and one of them, believe it or not, is spiritual need. I've been thinking about this for a long, long time and the trip to Egypt had strengthened this belief. I think kimmikanuyi knows what I am talking about, in reference to Egypt. The fact that we were in a region and country where Christianity and Islam started; the fact that the whole country and region built monuments in worship and praise of God, is something that had to be felt by being there. Even the Ancient Egyptians worship one sort of god or another, a proof that spiritual fulfillment is essential to one's life. This feeling is particularly strong in Cairo and especially during Ramahdan where one can see people readi


I have always known that there is a negative correlation between religion and my relationship with potential ladies. The first two girls that I pursued said no because I am not of the same faith. So my question is, is it *really* religion or is that just an excuse or a polite way to say no? Does religion really matters in a relationship? Are people *that* staunch and narrow minded as not to be open to accepting a person of a differing faith (or no faith)? Loochoomus is not a Christian but his wife is. So what does that say? To my blog readers who are of Christian faith (or any other faith, eg Buddhism, Muslim, etc) , please give your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks :) One of my principles in life is that I will not convert to a particular faith because of a girl. I mean, it is doing it for all the wrong reasons and I will never be able to bring myself to stoop so low. What is the use of saying that you will accept her religion but deep in your heart you know you are doing it b

Holy Rosary Church

This morning I did something out of the blue - I went to a church. I woke up around 7 and decided to visit Alpinesis' Catholic church in Jalan Brickfields. I was taken aback by the church. I don't think there are many churches in Malaysia that has stained glass. This one does and it was breathtaking. The sermon wasn't as good because the priest was too soft and I couldn't catch a word he said. I like the worship, the readings and the singing though. It's also interesting to see how Catholics worship God. I think this is also the first Catholic church that I have ever attended on a Sunday (I mean, SFX is the first but that's because it was on a special occassion, eg Easter mass). Hmm... (This is also the morning where we heard that the Pope, John Paul II, has passed away). Perhaps I feel compelled to go to a Catholic church to pay my respect, I don't know...

1st Day of April

A couple of years ago, on April Fools Day, I have been tricked. I remember coming into the office and before I could put my stuff down, Bonnie and SG started screaming, "Ringgit, what have you done? You accidentally sent a note to everyone - something that is confidential and personal." I am like, oh no.. what have I done? So even though I pretended to be cool and booted my Thinkpad, I am like thinking really fast. What note did I sent that is so drastic? It turned out that I have been a fool. Ignoramus! So gullible to fall for this. This year, SG is in India. So Bonnie has no friends to play trick on me. Ha ha ha. But they reminded me that I was tricked. LOL! Memories. SG suggested (via instant messaging) to trick Mr Hog but Bonnie said there's no point fooling hog. He's so blur, you can fool him any hour at any day. No need to wait till April Fool. We had a good laugh! In the evening, I went to KLCC with Guderain and mystic_grey. We saw John Travolta and Uma Thurma