Friday, November 28, 2008

No Outside Food Is Allowed!

"Please be informed that all employees are NOT ALLOWED to bring their own prepared food and off-site pre-packed food into the cafeteria effective from 1st Dec 2008 ( Mon ) .

This is to re-enforce the earlier mail that we have sent out earlier. We are very concern about the previous packed food from outside that caused food poisoning to our employees. Our cafeteria committee members will work closely with the in-house caterer to provide a great variety of "Halal" food to meet the employees’ needs.

The company shall take stern action against employee(s) who violates the above rule."

Eventually, my practice to have breakfast at home & lunch at my mom's place save me from getting into troubles! Since primary school, I used to have light breakfast on weekdays. Before going to work, I'll have either Milo/Coffee with bread/biscuits or oat/Nestum in milk or cereals in milk. That's it. Simple and easy. For my lunch, I dine in at my parents place since I started to work at Bayan Lepas FTZ. Mom's home-cooked food is always the best choice.

But for those who used to bring their own prepared food or "ta pao" food, they will be affected. Just recently, our canteen food is catered by a nasi kandar cafe. You can imagine the canteen serve curries with coconut milk and those deep-fried fish, chicken and squid. All the food are heatty and high cholesterol which is bad for health. I'm thinking should the company subsidize blood screening test to all the employees?

Next, if all the exempt staffs go out for lunch, will the company draft another new rules that everybody shall stay in the factory for lunch? Oh no! That will be too bad!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Slow Working Week

This work week has been crawling terribly slow. It's a long working week. Everything seems so quiet. Bad news have not been announced. Most of the directors, including our MD are away. Some went for vacation. I doubt if vacation is just an excuse to prevent any "hoo hoo haa haa" among the employees?

Coincidently, my major customers in US are enjoying their Thanks Giving holiday for one week. So, I receive very less email each day that required my action. Time is passing too slow, and I'm here keep on yawning. Oh, this kind of feeling is going to kill me. Low motivation, no job and so bored and so sleepy. :(

I keep on surfing net, visiting other's blogs, and now I'm writing my post. I know I'm not suppose to do so. Company pay me to do my work. I know all this! But I really don't have much job mah. Sigh...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Superior Scribbler Award

Thanks to Kadus Mama & Ling for passing me this award.

The rules are :

So the rules every Superior Scribbler will name 5 other Super Scribblers. If you are named you must link to the author & the name of the blog that gave you the award. Then you must display the adorable award and link to this post, which explains The Award. Finally you must visit this post and tell your name to Mr. Linky List. Then they will have a record of all the people who are Super Scribblers!

Ok, I would like to pass this award to

1. New Kid On The Blog
2. Liang Mui
3. Elaine WaiWai
4. Nana
5. Ninie Jane

Monday, November 24, 2008

What To Do?

Working in private sector is very unsecured, especially for those couple who work in the same sector. Or even worst, both husband and wife who work in the same company!

Everybody got to be prepared during this recession period. 10 years back, I was still a student, no worries. But now? I started to feel the pain. What if this going to be a prolonged recession, and follow by depression? My biggest fear is the possibility of losing my current job. I don't mind if company change their strategy to operate 4 days/week or planned shut down. At least this is much more better than retrenchment, isn't it?

I will lose my income if I become unemployed. Of course I believe hubby will still able to support me passing through the difficulties, but how long can I survive happily as a dependent? Can I sleep peacefully at night? What to do? And what can I do? How long will I take to get a new job? Huh?? :(

Hubby and I pulled back our spending in order to boost our emergency fund. We've stopped unnecessary spending on gaming, dine out and entertainment. We even gathered all our unused PS2, PSP, Nintendo game boy, laptop, desktop computer for sale. Surprisingly, tons of responses were received, and all were sold within a day. :)

Best still, we are fortunate for not holding any house loan debt. The only thing we must follow strictly is to control ourselves not eating out in expensive restaurants as frequent like we previously did. I'm trying my best to cook even over the weekends. Bear in mind, cheap and fresh food can be very nutritious if cooked in a proper way. Understanding the 7 essential nutrients which is required by our body and learn up of each benefit we gain through our daily food intake is a kind of useful knowledge. That's what I'm picking up now. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tiger Scared Of....

Last Wednesday we brought Tiger for his 2nd vaccination. When we reached at the clinic, Tiger started shivering. Hmm...did he know he will get injected? Poor little pup, LOL.

When Tiger met up with the other 2 giant Poodles, he looked for places to hide. That's our timid Tiger! :) After he completed with the 3rd vaccination, we shall bring him out to socialize.

Tiger's weight rises from 560gm to 820gm within one month. With this weight at 3 months old, we foresee he'll grow up to maximum 2 kilos. I like tiny dog, so I wish he'll not grow that much, hehehe...

Ok, we're the "first time parents" who brought our Tiger attending a Vet appointment. I was nervous too. We requested for more complete vaccination for "him". The vet facilitate a series of examination on him. He lied on table quietly with the vet assistant's help. His eyes, ears, body temperature, and "poo poo" was examined. Everything is normal, phew...... This clever pup observed whatever actions taken by the Vet. He stayed calm until tada......the injection was given. He screamed and cried. Oh, sayang......

Our Tiger will have another nightmare later. Hubby will bring him to see the same Vet again due excessive shedding.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Accident 2X

When my hubby and I were travelling back to SP last Friday, it was rainy and the road was slippery. We normally travel back at night after dinner, so last Friday was no different. Hubby drove our Myvi 1.0 SR 1000cc manual :P back to SP every week, partly because the fuel consumption is lower. As such, our car will only travel comfortably around 90km/h, anything higher will put a strain on the engine.

While we were on the highway, hubby saw a motorcycle moving uncontrollably on the left of the road. The motorcycle is actually very much far towards the left so I didn't noticed it at all. Suddenly the motorcycle crashed to the floor and swirled rapidly to the right, dragging a trail of spark and stopping right in front of our moving car. Panic flashed across my mind and I was thinking that we sure going to hit the motorcycle.

Amazingly hubby took a quick look at the side mirror for cars at the back, hit the brake, and turn the steering wheel to the right and then left again. As you know the floor was wet and slippery, I felt that our car was moving like ice skating on the highway, and within a second we have avoided the motorcycle and everything was behind us. Both of us were shocked and didn't have time to recover until minutes later. We realised how lucky we are to avoid the accident.

Then why is Accident 2X? Well, ironically when we travel back to penang the same weekend, another accident happened. This time, a pack of goats came out from nowhere and crossed the road. This happens after toll plaza and we were travelling on a single lane road joining to the double lane highway. At first a few goats crossed the road and we slowed down our car but not stopping as there is another car at the back. After we saw the road's clear, we proceeded... suddenly another goat jumped out from the bushes and was immediately hit by our Myvi. Oh no...Anyway, this can't be helped. Do they need to put up a sign that goat crossing the highway?

After that hubby inspected the damages and luckily, no dents or scratches, just slight dislocate bumper(easily fixed using hands) and a missing bumper screw.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tiger Dominates

Although Tiger is now below 3 months old, but he learns how to hump. Watch out the video and you'll believe me. Enjoy!

Did you see Tiger is humping? Oh boy, do I need to find him a girl friend? Hubby searched the net and found that the behaviour is to show its dominance. We have to discipline Tiger so that he won't do that everyday.

I have a colleague with female Chihuahua that likes to hump every day too...he said should have taught her not to do that when she is younger.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Important Info Regarding Diamond Water Filter

Diamond water filter user, please take note of this piece of info. The news reported that water filtered by Diamond water filter contain some sort of chemical which exceeded the limit. Consumer may face kidney problem.

Personally, I prefer to use simple and cost effective water filter like Panasonic. My aim is to filter chlorine and the bigger molecule dirts. The mineral content must be untouched as it plays an important role in our body. Nobody can grow healthy with just distilled water. Bear in mind, our body itself already borne with natural immune system to keep it healthy. Some unproven advanced technology may ruin one's body instead.

Do you have a Diamond water filter?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Woke Up Late

This morning I woke up late. I suppose to wake up at 6.10 am on weekdays as I start work on 7.30 am. Who knows, again, I'm so "dai tau har" (forgetful). I used to set the alarm to 7.30 am over the weekend, but somehow I forgot to shift it back to 6.10 am. :(

In our body, all the cells are going through metabolism, except brain cells, heart cells and nerve cells. That's why brain, heart and nerve function will degenerate when we grow older. So, is my forgetfulness a phenomenon of aging? Sob sob :(

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blog Make Over

When I first started with my blog with Blogger, this is how my blog looks. I did not do any changes on the template, except for the header graphic.

Then after while, when hubby picked up some foundation on html stuff, he did some minor changes to the original template on the header, background color, and also added a logo. There was no modification done on the layout.

And now, he polishes some of the skills, so I posted another new request to him. I wanted to have a make over for my blogs. I want to have more attractive widget zones to be displayed at the side bar, so he modified the script from another free Blogger template. And tada...the make over is done. Also, I searched for a free header. Err...I quite satisfied with this new look.

Now we have the same template for Love Is Colorful, Makan King & Queen and Little Inbox. But they look different with their own header design.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tiger's Magic Power

Tiger was sleeping on the floor with his head lying on my foot. I went off from my seat and he woke up from sleeping. He made very cute voice like asking where I wanted to go. Oh, so charming. His magic power enlightened my mood immediately. :D

When I went downstair, he also followed. :) Now he knows how to walk quietly. Just one moment ago he was beside my leg, and now he goes off to play his toy duck already. :P Quek Quek Quek...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Cherish A Memory

Since I was a teenager, I dreamed for my future ideal wedding. :) I think most of young chicks also imagine the same thing in their mind at times. Don't you?

I prefer classic and elegant wedding gown. I had the one similar to the photo above. Simple cutting, simple design, and simply white in color.

We had the most traditional and formal wedding, but it was a memorable wedding. Lots of friends and relatives presented in my wedding. Lots of closed "sisters" formed a team to "played" my hubby and his "brothers". Luckily he got lots of support from his "brothers". They got to pass through all the "games" before hubby managed to meet his bride.

Marriage is a serious commitment. We believed that we were ready at the moment we entered it, and confirmed we able to work for our relationship.

I'm glad I married him. :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Designer's Dining Table

See the dining table designed by Little Inbox? Is it nice? Don't you think I'm rich? Hahaha. Not really la.

Okay, let me tell you the truth. I'm so "tai tau har" (forgetful). My hubby awarded me some allowance the other day. I put the stack of notes in my pocket immediately, but after that I totally forgot about it. I changed my clothes and threw it into the washing machine and press the "start" button. Then after a while I posted a question to my hubby: "Where's the money you gave me just now?" Of course he didn't have the answer for me la.... Sob sob, when I remember what's happening, the notes were all soaked. Wanna cry already.... Woo woo woo.......

That's why I have the "money" dining table lor......Does it look creative?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Goat's Story

Five years ago, Hubby and I were still courting. :) It was a Goat's year in Lunar calendar. He invited me to his house in SP to celebrate CNY with his family. It was fun to go to relatives house cuz we were able to collect as many "red packets" as possible. :P

In the evening we went for a walk at the residential area. Suddenly, we heard a goat crying desolately not far away. We searched around to find out what's happening. It sounded so pathetic. Finally, we discovered a young goat. It was entrapped in a deep drain and was yelling for help. We wondered how to safe this little goat. We tried to pull its ear, its head but was not successful. In the end hubby had to sacrifice himself to go down to the drain and carried the little goat from there. :) He's so brave hor? And, the little goat ran away happily. We were happy too, as we managed to safe the goat. :)

Now, whenever I see a group of goat munching green leaves around that area, I will recall that incident.