Monday, June 06, 2016

Birthday Celebration + Boys' Revelation



A quick update about tonight's time well spent with my favourite people!! Kickstarting my week so right The best way ; Met up with happypills to celebrate Lance's birthday. Had dinner and then bingsoo for dessert! Best part to dessert...........? It was the guy's turn to open up tonight!!!! 👦👦


A new way to lit a candle when you know no smoker have no matchsticks / lighter.
Such a 'bright' idea, ain't it? Lol.



Our birthday celebrations are getting simpler and simpler over the years. But I guess, what matters more is that we're still celebrating it together after so many years. ♥



So what was so special tonight?
The guys opening up to us about their lives...

...Love lives more specifically. Lol.

It's so rare because we hardly do it in such a big group. We don't even talk much about our lives when we're altogether (other than quick updates), so it's something we were thrilled about when they started sharing. Both of them. HEHEHE. Of course, I can't go into details here. Just happy because it is like a step forward in our friendship. Even more so with both the guys around - It's most of the time one of them with us. Then the girls will be nosey and ask more...... Like how girls are. Lol. So anyway, it was a great time having the guys take the stage tonight.

To more times like this!!!! 🥂🥂

&Now is sleep time!

On a side random note.... Maybe because the girls have been leading boring lives now? That's why there has been nothing to update. LOL! Single remains single and the attached are enjoying their stability........... I'm content how things are for me now though. 😂

Friday, June 03, 2016

My Last MBB Team Dinner


Dinner @ RISE (X) with ex-colleagues + bosses tonight!

Does it seem like I can't get over my ex-colleagues now? HAHAHA.

No.........

Who would say no to free food??? 🙊🙊🙊

But nah, not that too...

I'll always be grateful to people who remembers me and invites me to gatherings!
(I've had my very fair share of being left out, boo.....)
Free food or not. But, free food more YAYs! Especially if they are very good food. Hahahaha.

So yes, RISE was a really good place; European Classics was the spread tonight. Especially suitable for the group of us I suppose. I'm not exactly picky when it comes to food and do not really get bothered by the spread as long as they have fresh seafood~ JUST SPAM THAT!!!! Lol. So yes, my tummy and tastebuds are satisfied!

🐟 🐟 🦑 🦑 🍣 🍣 🦐 🦐 🐠 🐠



On top of that (free food and all lol), I also got to update them about how things have been with me! :)

Though it has only been what..... one week since my last day? HAHA.
Cannot believe Jeffrey was actually teasing me how I deserve the tiredness and all that. Lol.

FOR BETTER GROWTH IN MY CAREER PATH!!


A comfortable dinner with people I have been with for 1 year and 10 months!
(Not very long, but not exactly short either!)

Can you believe it!?

I completed a full project cycle with this bunch of people. Though not every single one you see here, but....... about half of us! I can still remember my very first encounter with Lisa... I thought I made a grave mistake because I didn't understand what was expected of me (I was told to get a note endorsed by her, but didn't know the note was a digital copy!!!)  🤦‍♀️

But yess.... Thinking about all these makes me smile.
Somehow, it's a sign of how much I have grown...



&Now, I am tired just thinking about the past 1 year and 10 months. Though I've just mentioned one episode..... I have to point out that I am also suffering from a mild food coma. LOL.

Oh right! I mentioned just Lisa because she gave me a ride tonight too... It was really nice having a more laid back conversation with her. I've sat in her car countless times now (okay fine.. maybe less than 10 times)... So couple of times now, but it has never been this... comfortable. LOL! Me, scaredy cat yes. I can never gauge correctly how I should behave with them. It's like... I still want to maintain that line between us, but I also want them to know that I am comfortable (though not really) Lol. I never know what to say too.. Or what to ask.

But tonight was nice. :)

& Yeah, I am leaving now. Sleep is creeping in.





PS: Hopefully not the last last I'll see of them.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

A Monopoly Night!


Us tonight @ Birgit's apartment's roof area!
She lives in town and has this beautiful view of town!! Duh~
It was also very spacious and extremely windy!!!!
(Contrary to her apartment unit though. Kindda Very cramp.)

Tonight's turn up was kindda disappointing....
Funny how those who made it, are no longer at the place where we met! HAHAHA. And the ones still in the company all couldn't make it tonight. Boohoo.

Anyhow! All of us had fun - We each brought different food, too much food, and had a nice dinner catching up before playing what we met up for.......

MONOPOLY!!!

This was the gift we exchanged for during Christmas! Hui Chin bought it, and Birgit got it. Well.... Technically, I got it first but Birgit stole it from me!!! :((( I really wanted it, but I'm glad I got what I got instead (USB drive that can connect to android phones; super geek me).

HEHE.

&That was my mid-week~

Feels good to meetup with people I am familiar with. ♥

Goodnight.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May's Snapshot!






Happy Sugar


Grumpy Sugar Lol.


My dad's so gonna kill me for this shot, BUT SUGAR SO CUTE!!!!
(Shall make it a small image lol)






The night we hung out at Timbre!
Couldn't remember what we did before that - watched a movie, perhaps?

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice!



A quick random update because weekend, like happiness, is short-lived and I'm not looking forward to another week at work. Meh.

Who cares if it's just my third day tomorrow....................

SIGH.

Fine fine. Too early to judge.

I have to get my act together and brave through this change. I am still adapting to this new place, new people and new work... Urg.

ANYWAY!!


Sugar went for her bath earlier today and she was given a cupcake!!!!
(Spot her naughty strands of hair standing hahaha)


Cupcake, like a reward for being nice and pretty..
Check out her 'report' card from Petopia (X)! She look so upright and pretty! Like she posed.

But, this NEVER happens at home!!


SEE!! Looks everywhere but at the camera!
But she looks like she's smiling. ♥


Same same, but different.
She seems to always know when I am taking a picture of her when I hold up my phone and immediately looks away JUST at the time I click 'snap'. TSK.


Happy dog means happy owner~


She always looks darn cute when she lays flat though. HEHEHE.


Like a hugeass lizard with all her legs spread out.
NOT FEMININE AT ALL!

Friday, May 27, 2016

I Kindda Hate This.

Day 2. Too fast to judge. I need more time. I can do this!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Falling



First activity during my short-lived 2 days unemployment; Watch another Pangdemonium show!!!
With the Azman sisters!

"Falling"


The stage tonight; A very realistic humble home setup.

I almost never read up synopsis or reviews on the shows (&movies) I am going to watch because I enjoy being surprised...... Also because I tend to wanna read too much about the stories once I start. Needless to say, I didn't know what I was watching tonight too... I actually thought it would be some kind of typical love story with one falling for another. You know.. because 'falling'.. Har har....

But boy, have I never been so wrong!!!

"Falling" was a great great show about unconditional love in a family where one of the children is autistic. Severely autistic. I never fully understood the concept about autism and tonight was a great eye-opener.

The complex emotions each family member has to go through, while the child continues his life in his own world, in his own daily routine; Playing train and reacting the exact same way every single morning. So tiring just watching it! This character gets violent too.. Hits himself and the person nearest to him. And he's a big guy, so it becomes challenging for the family members.

The actors did a fantastic job portraying their characters!! I felt all the emotions..... Anger, confusion, uneasy and.... sadness. Especially the actor who had the autistic role - He was so good that I really felt for the role. I felt extremely uncomfortable whenever he hits himself and has an episode, I felt my heart twist each time. :(( There was also a post-dialogue where we learned more about autism. Very good to know!

Pangdemonium has never failed to impress me thus far! There is always this larger meaning behind the stories they play, and sometimes, they leave you thinking about life, about love.

So glad I'm now onboard. TO MORE AWESOME SHOWS WITH THEM!!

PS: ALSO WATCHED THIS SHOW WITH JEANETTE AW AND HOSSAN LEONG!!! Saw Jeanette once at the entrance and then again in the toilet! She has this artiste aura, but doesn't come off snobbish! #Starstruck though I'm not exactly a fan of hers. Lol.


Farewells & Celebrations!



A random shot of our partial skyline to start off today's entry.........

It's been a pretty busy week since my last update; ensuring there are proper documentations and guidelines for all that has to be done, making it easier for the next person to take over. Also enjoying my last week having good farewell meals with colleagues, and the last birthday celebration I'll be organizing.

Yesterday was officially my last day with Maybank.

It's been a bittersweet journey on the project; Every work day within the 1 year 10 months has definitely helped me grow as an employee and a person. Hopefully for the better...? Lol. The best takeaway from this experience has got to be the people I've met; It's pretty much the only reason why work was bearable.


Moving on~ First farewell lunch!


With Shruti, Herly and Chee Chien.

Went to Etna Italian Restaurant (X) @ Duxton Road, recommended by Chee Chien.

A very nice and quiet place for lunch, but I bet dinner time would be super crowded and noisy.

I hope you're not hungry now because food pictures up next! Had to take a picture of each dish because they were plated so nicely! Also because it was an expensive farewell lunch for me. HEHE.


Bread basket to start off our appetite!

Sometimes I wonder why they start off a meal with bread though. Aren't appetizers meant to work up your appetite? Bread just makes me full. Lol.


Grilled Calamari
Super nice! Cooked just right and goes really well with all the other vegetables put together.


I cannot remember what this is..........................
But I think it's some mushroom? Or brinjal? Lol.


Simple pizza, but oh-so-good!
Thin crusts makes it easy to finish and not too filled up to want another slice.


Lasagne! It is always difficult to make lasagne look good, hahaha. But the taste for this made up for it.
Super fattening with all the cheese, but does not make you grow sick of it!


Ravioli with lobster!
Was surprised at the portion (approximately 6 pieces for $36?!), and I don't think I tried this. The person who ordered it would be damn sad if we each took a bite. Lol.

Then again, we were all sharing la.


Whoop whoop! The best order for the day.
Very tender and cooked just nice. Not too well done, but not bloody raw too!
Portion so worth it compared to the ravioli. :X


Ended our lunch with a sweet Tiramisu dessert. ♥






 Us waiting for our cab.


&The very same day, we celebrated their birthdays!
Last one I'm organizing for them; &I actually forgot to get the cake! Lol.

We didn't prepare a cake in advance, thinking we could get it somewhere near our lunch place. Turns out, there was no bakery near the restaurant!! So when we were done with lunch, we quickly googled for a bakery nearby and made a quick pit-stop to purchase it... Lol.

Apart from getting the cake in the 'last minute', we also forgot we left 2 laptops in the car!!!!! It was insane! Couldn't believe it when I realize we didn't have it. LOL. I am so glad we managed to reach the Grab driver and he was so kind to deliver it back to office. PHEW! Technology and this new cab hiring service is so cool, so convenient now! Imagine riding on a normal hailed cab - How would we be able to track him down in that few hours! Won't even remember the car-plate number.



The next day; Friday.



We were out and about after work for an after-party with our vendor.



Free beer, free food FTW!!!
Event so nicely scheduled, it felt like another farewell celebration for me. HAHAHA.
*Self-delusional*



But really, it was a very nice night hanging out with everyone. I really like OverEasy Bar. Their sliders are so good!



&So, that was my last week...


This is from yesterday, the last farewell lunch with more of my team members.
People I'll remember. :)

Had good Indian food and that is going to be another thing I'll miss! Indian food. Not that we can't eat it if we want to, it's just usually not in my list of choices because I don't really know what to order. As usual, they ordered all the good food to share yesterday. *rubs tummy* So satisfying just thinking about it.



&Yesterday was my last day. Mini gift from my new friends in the other department. ^^ Super sweet of them to write me messages, even getting me a cake!


Gave my Hello Kitty seat cushion to Ruth because she really liked it.
I like it too, of course! Just, wasn't sure my mum would be thrilled with me bringing home another plushie. Lol.


I am also just back from the last farewell lunch with my bosses; Was extremely touched when they told me to look out for a lunch place and they'll treat me. HEHE. I am not exactly close to them, just on normal working terms. So, it felt really nice to know they wanted to buy me a meal. Part 2 of feeling surprised when they tried to negotiate for me to stay. :')

&Now, I am moving on. ^^



Signing off with some favourite shots over the week!




Random lunch @ AMK's Nakhon Kitchen last week.
Standard so much better than the one at Kovan's!




Till next time, xoxo.