Sunday, November 07, 2004

Good things don't come easy...

Okie, I'm late. I was supposed to post up the outcome from my Friday meeting but sorry, I haven't got the time to do so.

Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that we have won the account! But the bad news is that we have to get everything done by the first week of December!!!! Minus the holidays, our team have less than 3 weeks to prepare everything from scratch. Argghhhh!!!

Oh well...I guess good things don't come easy.

Anyway, I manage to free my mind from the job over the weekend. On Friday was a really wet night with a huge and massive jam all around town. Was caught in a pretty bad jam on the way back from Putrajaya. By the time we reach the office, it was already way pass dinner time. I was so hungry I didn't even bother to go anywhere that night. Just head home straight for a nice warm shower and dinner.

On Saturday, I head down to Alexis Ampang to catch Mia in action again! This time round, she's with The Unusual Suspect. They were playing the swing jazz, which I love very much. I ordered a Bellini, which was a mixture of champagne and peach. A refeshing drink with a tinge of the sweet peach flavour. Kim and the Mia fan club gang was there with an additional of a new couple (friends of splatspit).

Conculsion: A good night out with a fabulous music, nice drinks and good companies. Definitely, will go for a second round of this!

Friday, November 05, 2004


...finally Friday has arrived!!

It's been a busy week for me, packed with work and meetings since Tuesday.

Went through a 2 hour-meeting to present a whole year brand plans for one of my clients yesterday. My colleague and I have put on our thinking caps and squeezed our brain juices dry for the ideas. By the time, we finished the proposal, we're mentally exhausted. Thank god the clients was impressed by our ideas and effort put into it. :D

Going off to Putrajaya for another meeting later. Hopefully, our team can close the deal on this job. An inside news was saying that 90% chances are this job would be ours. (Hoping for that big-fat bonus from this one!)

Okie...lunch time. Will write more later after the meeting. Hopefully, it'll be a good news!


Thursday, November 04, 2004

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Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Long, chaotic & hazy weekend...

Just came back from a long weekend...feeling very lazy today but I've got too much to do.

Went to watch 'The Terminal' with Kim and JY on Saturday. If you curious to know how it feels like to belong nowhere and stranded, this is the movie to watch. Highly recommended.

The rest of the weekend was spent with my parents at the Chinese temple for their annual celebrations. It was a total chaos, noise and haze from the abundance of burning incense. Ever see a number of people in getting into a trance, whereby "the gods will borrow their bodies" to perform the religious rituals? For a first-timer, it would have been a scary experience. Although I have been exposed to these things since I'm little (thanks to my mom's religious influence), I must admit to say that I was a little petrified to see so many people going into a trance at the same time. What I've usually seen is one person only.

On the first day, we went on a religious parade (or perarakan agama, as it says in the city council permit)together with "the gods". In the parade, we as the disciples will carry joss sticks, flowers and 'gold paper' while "the gods" went to temples and people's residence along the way to bless them with peace and harmony. All in all, by the end of the parade, I've walked almost 5-6 kilometres (I wasn't counting, but how to count in the first place?). By the time I sat down, my legs feel like they are breaking...I was so tired my whole body feel so numb.

On the second day, things mellow down a little. It rained the whole day. At night, we have to cross the "ping onn kiu" (the peace & harmony bridge) which was said to bring good blessings and chased away the bad lucks. The same ritual as the 1st day, we each have to hold a joss sticks and the 'gold paper' (minus the flowers as the bridge was already decorated with flowers) when we crossed the bridge. The Goddess of Mercy (Kuan yin) gave me her blessing in the "borrowed" body of a young lady. I felt peaceful and believe me...I actually felt her presence there.

Today, it's the celebration dinner. Got to leave work early for it. Shit, client just called...need to drive down to Putrajaya again. Too too tired already...sigh!