Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Out and About: 6/10/2014

Yesterday me and mom went to check out The Intermark in the city. The mall wasn't that big but classy and of course there were a number of restaurants but the most popular joint there seems to be The Red Lobster Restaurant.

Anyway we reached there and looked for some late afternoon snacks. Saw this café serving cakes and coffee. Juan Valdez Cafe. A cup of mocha latte and a piece of banana loaf cost me RM29 including taxes. That to me was very expensive. And the taste was not up to expectation. Enuf said.

Then we went to Village Grocer to walk a bit, bought a golden melon and a purple lada benggala (shit I forgot the English name).

Parking there on Sundays and publuc holidays is RM5 per entry. We left a while later and went to KLCC for dinner.

Had dinner at Little Penang Café and looks like they have reduced their prices. Used to cost more than RM15 for a bowl or a plate of char koay teow or laksa etc but now it's only RM12.20. Weird.

Geez blogging on the phone isn't really fun but since I woke up and couldn't sleep so I thought I could at least do something 'productive'.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Just Notes

Ahhh!!! Slacked two days already. No can't do. I must be more diligent in writing.

So, what did I want to write about today? Two days ago, made a mental note to write about "Wednesday Movies".

So almost every Wednesday evening, we'd go for movies because Wednesdays' tickets are much cheaper compared to other days. Up to a point mom will automatically asked, "What movie are we watching today?" or "Any movie to watch today?"

Ever since working from home five years ago, I've been living with mom & dad. It's funny when I think of it. After working for 12 years, I quit full time to work from home. Why? Because I cannot tolerate "people stress" anymore. I really cannot. I surrender even though the $$$ was pretty good but I really tak boleh anymore. More so after being promoted to Middle Management, where you get torn in-between, literally speaking. So, I left.

Anyway, I wanted to say that during that 12 years working in the so-called "corporate world", I was on my own most of the time and 12 years later, I'm back with my parents, minus the sister who has sorta settled down in VN.

So, back to the topic, movie watching every Wednesday has become a routine for the 3 of us which I totally enjoy. I guess I can consider myself lucky to be able to spend so much time with them at "my" age.

Argh! I suddenly lost my train of thoughts. Never mind I guess, at least I wrote something today. That's all.

Oh, I was going through all the blogs listed here and found that many have either moved, closed, stopped writing, vanished and whatnot. But I'm amazed that some of the oldest "top bloggers" from those years are still writing constantly. Pui fook pui fook... 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dream of the Deceased

About two weeks ago, I dreamed about two people who had passed on. Now, this is a first for me as I've not experienced this before. I dreamed about my late maternal grandma and grandpa. Grandpa just left us a few months ago on 21/4/2014. Grandma left us in October 2007.

What was my dream about? In my dream, I saw grandma and grandpa. The background was like very foggy (probably looking like heaven, I'd like to think of it that way! Or maybe it's in-between Earth and Heaven like my dad said, who knows?) but I knew where it was. It was at their home. Grandma was staring at me for the longest time and she smiled. She looked very much younger than what I remember her to be. Then, grandpa was somewhere beside there, didn't really get to 'see' him but I knew he was there. I was very surprised to see my grandma because I thought, hey, she's here but she's not here anymore, you know what I mean? Kind of complicated to describe what/how I felt. I was surprised, a bit shocked, excited and mesmerized at the same time. I tried to send a signal to my mom who was somewhere there also (I think) although I didn't really see her but dunno what she was doing, she no hiu me.

Don't know how long was the dream and that's it. End of my dream. I kept thinking about it for a couple of days because as I've said, it's a new experience for me, dreaming about someone who had passed on. Told mom & dad about it and then I decided to tell my cousins too and asked if they had a similar experience. To my surprise, one of my cousin said that she had the same dream a week earlier. Two other cousins have also dreamed about grandpa but not recently. Woah! Talk about coincidences.

A few days later, I decided to pay grandma & grandpa a visit at the columbarium. It was a quick visit as when we reached there, they were about to close for the day. Might visit again in October because grandma already left us for 7 years... 

I still kept thinking about my dream for a few days. One 'good' thing from this dream is, I feel happy and relieved because grandpa is now with grandma again, after 7 years. May they rest in peace...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Testing Mobile Blogging

Just testing Blogger's Android application to see how it feels.  Don't think it's fun to type long entries on the phone but maybe if it's just to post a picture or two with some short notes would be okay.

A picture of today's late lunch. Kuay chap...

Monday, September 22, 2014

I'm Back

Yes, for now... Thanks to Zeroimpact's post on Facebook regarding 'blogs'... 

Anyway, wow! 4 years just zoomed by in a blink of an eye since my last post in 2010. Many things can happen in a span of 4 years...

Why am I back? Not too sure for now. Maybe because I feel a need to jot down the things that I might forget when I grow old next time. Maybe I need an outlet for all pent-up frustrations (if there's any). Maybe, baby... But I do miss reading blogs. Facebook has been great but...

For now, blogging will be a form of life record and not blogging for the sake of blogging. Let's see where it takes me. In the meantime, let me dust off all the cobwebs hanging everywhere.

I'm back!!!