Monday, December 31, 2007

2008 Resolutions

i made 10 resolutions for the next year. although that's a lot, they are very simple ones, but at least, this means i am less likely to break them. no point overreaching myself, and failing eventually. here goes:

1. i shall not purchase too many beauty and makeup products. why should i have 2 blushers since i have only one face?

2. pay my credit card bill fully every month.

3. drink less coffee and tea :(

4. try to use sunscreen and moisturisers more conscientiously. got a scolding from skin doctor last month :P

5. get my own bachelorette pad. anyone got a flat to let out (cheaply)? i promise to be a good tenant.

6. keep my room and workstation tidy. no slum area allowed.

7. read more books.

8. lose weight, THEN watch my new weight more carefully.

9. use a hair conditioner everytime i wash my hair.

10. be less quick to judge, and more quick to listen

My simple lifeplan:

A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in his work. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment? To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

(Ecclesiastes 2: 24-26)

Thursday, December 06, 2007

KL snippets

i am back! it was a short trip we had, but with the heavy action that went on, the fat one and me were almost out of ammunition by the end of the trip, so it is just as well that we made this shopping trip a quick one. otherwise there would be greater damage :P

we stayed in swiss garden hotel, it is quite near the shopping districts. the rooms are really nice, quite cosy and given a wooden feel. but i am sorry to say that the breakfasts were mediocre, and the service not much better. anyway, this was my room before the mess set in.

we spent the first day at KLCC, because it was the fat one's first visit to KL. i figure that no one can actually go to KL and not see Petronas...right? shopping there was limited, because everything was dreadfully expensive. so it was mainly a 'i've seen KLCC' visit.

second day at megamall saw much more fruit :) the place was unbelievably huge. we spent the whole day trawling, and then when we were about to leave, we realised that...we had only seen one corner of the whole place, because we didn't even know that there was another wing! huh-uh. how embarassing :P but anyway, we did enough damage to our wallets.

we spent 3 whole hours at the Bobbi Brown counter (because it's cheaper there). the saleslady was excellent, and basically taught us how to enhance our looks with make up. she was amazingly it was like we tried on something, cleaned it off, and tried again, etc. my goodness. make up is so much effort! in the end, i told her frankly that i'm really lazy and want a minimum-effort-look, and yes, she created one for me. with such great service, the inevitable happened. this is our loot from bobbi brown. i think it is about to become my favourite brand :)

then, of course we had to enjoy luxury meals at half the price, so this was one of our lunches: grilled oysters, shisamo (fish), gyoza, seafood salad. yummy!


according to cousin Kee, we should pay cabs according the meter. but guess what, me and the fat one probably have the words 'foreigners' written on our foreheads. the cabdrivers ALL refused to use the meters! the minute we get into the cab, sometimes before that, they would quote us a price, and it was IMPOSSIBLE to get a cab to use the meter :( i call it the conspiracy of the dark forces of cab drivers.

mummy said that KL has great tea, so i was really looking forward to it. but we were probably in all the wrong places, because there was NO milk tea anywhere. the only tea served was with teabags that looked like damp tissue paper :P in the end, my caffeine fixes were carried out at Toastbox in megamall - singaporean brand at singaporean prices. the other place bean and tea leaf - American brand at american prices. my cappucino cost RM8.50. where is all the good tea? sad, didn't even find a place for bubble tea :(

then we came back on grassland coaches. they actually had in-coach entertainment, so i watched 3 movies on the way back :)