Sunday, November 30, 2008

38th Birthday

There, now everyone know my age. It's not 18 yo nor 28 yo. It's 38. Right Amanda a.k.a Tropical Banana (my niece)?

My busy day started off with weekly wet market shopping. Then we had our breakfast at Old Town Kopitiam. Mother-in-law and her neighbour Ah Chim (auntie) joined us.

Did some gardening. My wife called a maid to clean up the house, while she's busy preparing all the documents needed for her meeting in HongKong the next day.

Update blog. Did three entries in a row, answered all the tags. Penatnyer..

Had lunch with wife. Wife cooked simple chicken mi-sua soup.

Did some paperwork. Then continue blogging and blog hopping.

Picked up the floral arrangement for one of our church member's Music School opening ceremony and thanks giving service.

The music shool named Clavier Music Studio, situated at Taman Anggerik Perdana, Semenyih. The owner Miss Yvonne is a young, beautiful and talented pianist, with music bachelor degree from UK.

Rushed to Old Town Kopitiam to meet up with Wahaza. I need him to fix my iPhone problem. I downloaded the iPhone 2.2 version and installed it into my phone. To my horror, not only that the Phone can't work properly, I can't even start it properly. Fear of loosing all the data and info, I called Wahaza around 3pm to seek for his help.

Pheww... problem solved within two hours. Wahaza saved my day! Thanks, my friend.

Rushed home, took a quick shower and had a dinner date with my wife. My darling wife brought me to this restaurant in Kajang known for their seafood dishes. We had this...(cuttle fish stir fried with dried chili, served in a smashed yam bowl. VERYYY YUMMYYYY)

... and this...(Crabs stir fried with Marmite sauce, yes, it's Marmite sauce! Supper Dupper Yappa Dupperliciously YUMMY!)

Thanks for the treat, honey.

My niece called. They're waiting outside our house. We rushed home.
They bought a homemade carrot cake with cheese cream topping. Thanks sis. Pik Ton! This cake was really yummy!

I got two cakes. My wife bought the other one. Cheesecake with yam. That wide grin was so obvious. They sang birthday song, I made a wish, blew the candles and cut the cake.

Close friends came. They'd just came back from Dr. Stephen Tong's gospel rally at Cheras. Another round of makan-makan.

12.00 mid night
Tired. Played around with my compact camera while chatting with our guests. Aiyoo... apa motif tunjuk bulu kaki??


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Haiyah.. kena tag lagi (3)

Answering the last tag for today. Aiyooo... letih.

This tag is from Inah. I suppose this tag is named Dextrity and I have to write them on a piece of paper.

The rules:
1. Your name/username:
2. Left handed or right handed:
3. Favorite letter to write:
4. Least favorite letter to write:
5. Write "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog":
6. Tag 6 people:

I tagged Nazzman, Yazzrie, Anak Jawa, Kak Ja, Dibah and Putubambu.

Pheeww..... all done. Nak rehat jap.

Haiyah.. kena tag lagi (2)

Yazz punya pasal lagi. Ishh.... tapi sebenarnyer Bibik Canggih yang tag dulu. Bibik Canggih ni anak dara Kak Ja isteri Tok Ketua ye.

1)Do you think you're hot?
Inside out! Why asked?

2)Upload ur favourite picture of u.

Senyum dengan jelingan maut. kah kah kah...

3)Why do you like the picture?
Sebenarnyer Josh cincai-cincai klik je gambar yang ada kat collection. I like who i am, therefore any photo of me depicts me.

4)When was the last time you ate pizza?
Two weeks ago, with tiga burung kakak tua.

5)The last song you listened to?
Fast Car by Tracy Chapmen.

6)What are you doing right now besides this?
Waiting for my wife to go for lunch.

7)What name would you prefer besides yours?
Hm..... susah nih. I'll mention my colleagues name:

1. Puan A.
2. Puan Tod-tod
3. Cik Moshee
4. Puan Sue-sue (non-blogger)
5. Puan Lala (non-blogger)

8)Who is number 1?
A wife, a mother, my cikgu BM, married to an orang Jawa yang berbadan sasa, suka makan chicken breast kalo makan KFC, tak reti renang tapi suka snorkeling, kita pernah gi camping bersama di satu pulau yang cantik sebelum dia kawin.. Oooppss..

9)Number 3 is having a relationship with?
Aiyooo... ni tak tau... it's still rahsia tu me. Cuma tau dia sedang menjalankan perhubungan jarak jauh sekarang. Kesiannnn Moshee.

10)Say something about number 5?
La la la la la la la ..... (anak dia pun tanya, "naper uncle Josh nyanyi la la la la la la.. bila dia lalu depan pintu mama??")

11)How about number 4?
Aiyoo... ni kalo nak citer memang banyak boleh diciterkan. Kesengetan dia boleh tahan jugak. Married to a TUDM engineer, anak satu... nak tambah 4 lagi. hehehe (Nak gi pharmacy tak?)

12)Who is number 2 ?
Burung kakak tua nombor satu! Kalo tak kenal, dia senyap. Kalo nak ajar dia cakap 'hello' tak yah ler, beribu-ribu juta perkataan lemon akan keluar dari mulut dia. Kaaaannn? Lariiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

The End...

Haiyah.. kena tag lagi (1)

Yazz punya pasal, terpaksa jawab tag nih. Ishhh...

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
Dr. Stephen Tong, a pastor, theologian and evangelist. Attended his evangelistic rally last night. Spiritually energized!

2. What were you doing at 0800?
Getting ready to take mother-in-law to the wet market.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Reading Nazzman's and Kak Ja's blog at the same time.

4. What happened to you in 2006?
Dating ngan bini-bini orang setiap kali gi lunch. Ooopss.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
Helloo UNCLE! (Danial know who is this uncle).

6. How many beverages did you have today?
Mocha coffee for breakfast.

7. What color is your hairbrush?

8.What was the last thing you paid for?
RM33.50 for 4 person's breakfast at Old Town Coffee.

9. Where were you last night?
Dr. Stephen Tong's rally, then to Alim Corner for a good mee goreng mamak.

10. What color is your front door?
White. (Kak Ja, pintu kita sama kaler)

11. Where do you keep your change?
My car's small compartment.

12. What's the weather like today?
Sun shine!

13. What's the best ice-cream flavor?
Choc + vanilla mixed flavor.

14. What excites you?
Aiyo... too many. A new macbook, a new DSLR, a new car... aiyooo... start dreaming already.

15. Do you want to cut your hair?

16. Are you over the age of 25?
Nope. I'm sweet eighteen.

17. Do you talk a lot?
Yes and No. Yes if you want me to talk. No if you want me to shut up.

18. Do you watch the O.C.?
What's that?? Can someone enlighten me?

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Yup. Three. Two church member and my autogate's technician.

20. Do you make up your own words?
Of course.

21. Are you a jealous person?
Not really. Cakap je tapi tak jeles.

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter 'A'.
AJ si anak jawaaa tuuuu.

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter 'K'.
Hm... takde.

24. Who's the first person on your received call list?
My mother-in-law. "Aiyaa... Ah Josh aa... lupa bawa itu barang balik woo..." She reminds me to get a few things.

25. What does the last text message you received say?
Super duper leng chaii... Happy Birthday to youuu. (don't ask me who. Shhhhh....., she's not my wife)

26. Do you chew on your straw?
Sometimes. Why ask?

27. Do you have curly hair?
yes, some, if i keep them long.

28. Where's the next place you're going to?
Bintang supermarket.

29. Who's the rudest person in your life?
Can't remember.

30. What was the last thing you ate?
Ipoh hor fun.

31. Will you get married in the future?
Aiyaa... one is enough. Headache already.

32. What's the best movie you've seen in the past 2 weeks?
?? movie? the last movie I watched was 3 months ago.

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
Like or Love?? I like my mother-in-law, and love my wife. boleh?

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?
Last night.

35. Are you currently depressed?
Nope. I don't get depressed easily.

36. Did you cry today?
Dah lama tak nangis. I wonder if I can still remember how to cry. Ooops.

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Yazz tu yang ngada-ngada.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.
Don't want.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Award Again!

I got an award from Dibah sweet-sweet. Thanks Dibah! I'm honoured.

Things I got to do:

1. Put The logo in your blog. Here goes.

2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.
Dibah Septembersebelas.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blog.  Aiyaa... ingat nak ambik award je, tanak bagi orang.. hehee

Yazrie ceria
Anak Jawa
Erm.... nak extra.. so I nominate..
Wahaza extra yang extra. Boleh?

4. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog. OK

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Nyonya Kitchen

Entry ni dalam BM. So cikgu-cikgu semua, kalo ada yang silap tolong jolokkan dengan galah ye.

Sibuk tu memang ler sibuk, tapi makan tu kena lah makan jugak. So kita gi lunch kat Nyonya Kitchen. Sekali-sekala je kita ke sini.

Burung-burung kakak tua semua sibuk, so kali ni Josh berdating dengan anak dara dan bini orang. Anak dara tu Cik Moshee ler. Bini orang pulak ada Puan Senget yang buyung tapi tetap pakai seksi ketat-ketat, dan juga Puan Lala.

Josh tetap order kegemaran Josh: Nyonya curry laksa. Sedaaaaaaappp... Cik Mosh yang tak suka kari order nasi sambal sotong. Pn Senget order nasi ayam kapitam manakala Pn Lala order nasi goreng nyonya.

Perlu ke Josh letak gambar Josh? Perluuu... Kang orang tanya ni blog siapa kang, kaaannn Putu? Ni dia gambar Josh, ambik sebelum makan. Kalo amik selepas makan sure nampak comot. hehe

Cikgu-cikgu semua (AJ, Kak Ja, Yaz, Puan A dan yang sewaktu dengannyer) Ok tak BM Josh? Kita dapat C5 tau masa SPM... Oooppsss...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


This sign is on my door again.

It's the season of this,

and this.

Therefore I got to do this (bukan merenung ye)

and also this...

A total of weekly 22 contact hours for this semester, what would u expect towards the end of the semester? I'll struggle a bit, meet the datelines, and then woooooooo.......... balik kampung.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome Home Pinky!

Pinky is back!

She set foot on her homeland last Saturday night and was welcomed in a satay 'reception' at Kajang. Thanks to Dr. Syuk for picking her up at KLIA and sent her straight to the satay gathering.

The theme of the gathering was supposed to be pink but many of us didn't have pink shirts. We settled with red instead. It's my first time meeting Dibah, a sweet lady who brought us cupcakes with our names written. She's the one holding the camera.

Everyone was so happy to meet up with Pinky in person, finally. Pinky asyik bercakap nak makan satay banyak-banyak..... tapi kita kira-kira... lorr..... 6 cucuk je. That's her max, but was nothing campared to Bud's 40 cucuk! Beat him if you can.

The night was filled with joy and laughter. Beside the satay, fresh golden kiwi and assorted NZ chocolates freshly flown from Christchurch were also served! Buat susah-susah je Pinky ni.

Abg Bear dapat hadiah apron New Zealand, hadiah dari Pinky ni sesuai sangat dengan Abg Bear. He looked great in this 'outfit' and was even requested to do catwalk. He had became the focus of the cameras and flashes in an instant.

The cupcakes was marvelous. Thank you Dibah! (gambar ni curik dari facebook Dr. Syuk. hehe)

See, my name written on the cupcake.

The gathering was the biggest bloggers gathering I'd ever attended. Eleven bloggers all together.
Here're the ladies (L to R): Dibah, Pinky, Pinky's friend (sorry x sempat berkenalan), the Female Dr. Shah (I got confused at first), and Pinky's younger sister DikLa@Suhaila.

The guys: Hazman, Ah Josh, Dr. Syuk, CL (He sat beside Pinky in the flight, and Pinky invited him to join in since he's from Kajang. And the surprising thing is, he's my church member! what a surprise!), Budlee, Dr. Shah, Beruang Madu and Wahdi. Adnautica was not in the pic as he's the photographer.

Pinky was like the santa claus of the night, giving away souvenirs and presents to all who're present. And she got this cute NZ teddy bear for my wife. The teddy bear had become Mr. Blackie's (from NewCastle) best friend. Pinky, my wife love it! Thanks on her behalf.

These were for me: A beautiful plaque and a pack of Teasme peppermint tea. Thank you very much Pinky!

Thousand thanks to Budlee for the arrangement, and also to Pinky sebab belanja!

Wow, what a night!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Give Me Five!

Yazrie Ceria tagged me. Give me five.....

What were you doing 5 years ago?
I was working with International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (Now known as Bioversity International) while waiting for viva.

What were the 5 things on your to do list today?
1) Fill my car's tank,
2) Exam invigilation from 9am to 12pm.
3) Lunch date with someone's wives. (ooopss)
4) Get ready for tomorrow's education exhibition.
5) Correct exam papers.

What are the snacks that you enjoy?
Erm.... I'm not a snack person. Do enjoy chocs and cheese cakes occasionally. Tu snack ke?? Well, i like crackers.

What are 5 things that you do if you were bilionaire?
1) Do some investment so that I'll get more money to donate to those in need.
2) Bring my parents and mother in law (together with my wife of course) for a tour of their life time.
3) Start up my own business.
4) Charity
5) More charity
6) Many, many more charity.

What 5 jobs you've had?
1) Personal tutor, to two teenagers who does not even know how to read a simple BM passage properly.... nak muntah darah rasa.. but the parents pay goooood money. heheheh..
2) Teaching tuition (english) in tuition centre.
3) Research assistant
4) Research assistant, again.
5) Research assistant, for the last time.

Who are 5 person you want to tag?
Tak nak tag. Kesian diaorang, nanti kawan Josh semua tukar nama jadi Dollah. Kan Putu?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Tagged by Putu. Luckily it comes with simple rules.

"rules:snap work station anda then... taruk link blog anda kat bawah gambar work station anda... iaitu bersebelahan dengan link-link blog yang ada.. tengok contoh yang dibuat nih... begitulah seterusnya sampai bila-bila,ok...sekiranya tag ini berkembang... pasti akan ada banyak link-link di bawahnya... kalau tak... terencat la dia... ha ha ha...lastly...tolong pass tag ini pada tujuh (7) blogger lain...pass la pada siapa-siapa.."

Josh modify rules sikit, Josh ambik tiga gambar.Nah, ambik. Ni office Josh.

Ni senarai link:
kakras (ni siapa taktau, link dia pun takde)
kak faina

Pastu nak tag siapa ek? Kawan-kawan yang Josh kenal dah rata-rata kena tag. Takyah lah ye. Biar tag ni rencat bak kata Putu. hehe.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lok-lok is in Trend

I accompanied my wife and my mother-in-law to my mother-in-law's belated husband's second sister's youngest son's eldest son's birthday party (Any easier way to tell the relationship??) last saturday after the seminar at church.

The party was simple, yet something intrigues me. I saw this strange looking van parked in the front yard of the house. A person was busy doing some kind of preparation. Suddenly the van was lighted. People swarmed to the van in no time.

It was the lok-lok van, offering skewed food to be served after boiling them in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Some call these food 'satay celup'. (Betul ke cikgu-cikgu semua??)

KFC and McD used to be the choice of food in children's party. But the lok-lok seems to begin to take over the limelight slowly. I recalled a few gatherings and house warmings that i'd attended, and there were lok-lok served.

Hm... lok-lok is in trend. People are getting more health concious??

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Busy Weekend, Again.

My weekends till the end of the year are all fully booked. Luckily, they're for good cause.

I attended our church's year-end Ministries Review and Planning Seminar yesterday. A full day of brainstorming and discussions on how to improve our ministries. Reaching out to those who are in need is still our major concern. May the need be spiritually, emotionally or physically.

Since I'm bilingual (tri-lingual to be exact; English, Malay and Chinese), I got myself involved in the English speaking Ministries as well as the Mandarin speaking Ministries.

The seminar was quite fruitful, and I'm anticipating more challenges in the future.

This November and December will be extremely busy for me, as my co-workers and i will be in-charge of the year end's series of programs for the Christmas celebration.