Sunday, January 27, 2008

chocolate fudge with cherry on top

My weekend started on Wednesday.

Yup... Wednesday. It was a public holiday... Thaipusam, to be exact. The next day, Thursday was actually a working day. But I had a terrible headache [been having it every day for the second week in a row, in fact] so I took the day off and just... slept. Woke up around the eve and decided to do some things for the impending wedding. Didn't do much, but at least something to get moving.

Went to work the next day, only to find that THERE WAS NO INTERNET CONNECTION in the whole of UTM City Campus. Since my work are mostly online, I had no choice but to do nothing. It may sounds fun to some - whee no Net connection, no need to do work! - but it wasn't. I was bored, and the fact that I knew when Monday comes I'd be swarmed with things to do only made matters worst. But in the end, I went off to home from the office around 8.30 pm anyways; decided to help the others out with the magazine [and I found one thing to do that doesn't require the Net].

And then, Saturday. Ahhh. Did nothing but watch TV the whole day. Basically I watched movies that I've seen over and over again. I don't know about you, but Enough starring Jennifer Lopez isn't too bad. With all that female empowerment theme going on, it's actually a decent movie. Found out that Alia was admitted to Ampang Puteri due to high fever from her brother, my Sayang, and decided that I'll visit her after the outing with my girls the next day.

Sunday came, and is leaving in an hour or so. I have to admit, this is one great Sunday. Went out with my freaky babes for a pre-birthday lunch, where Along paid for my lunch, Zura and Animz got me presents from Australia, Noran entertained me with her wackiness, and the eating frenzy of a loverly chocolate mousse cake bloats me till now, courtesy of Azzura [who actually took the trouble to go back to the car after settling in at the restaurant as to not ruin the cake surprise]. Walked a little after the nothing-to-shout-about lunch at Lemon, The Mines, and decided to sit down again at a kopitiam to discuss some wedding-related things. Not just mine, but Anim's as well. We didn't get to talk much as my Sayang picked me up after only 30 minutes [the fact that we tend to have 'intervals' during the kopitiam session didn't help too haha!], but it made me see something. Something that I've known, but being reminded of it gave me warm, fuzzy feelings inside.

I have a wonderful set of support system.

These are the girls that I know I can count on. They're prepared to go the distance for me; namely to Nilai 3 haha. They threw ideas at me, made me think about things for the wedding I otherwise didn't have a clue about, and they're here for me when I need them. When they in all honesty do not have to be. We're even having meetings now to plan the weddings!

But of course, if Ikin - and Lyana too - were around today, it would have been perfect. But I'm not complaining.

Like I said... warm, fuzzy feelings.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

omg six more months.

1. Was 2007 a good year for you?
It was fine. The last quarter was especially good for me.

2. What was your favorite moment of the year?
There's a few. Graduation, engagement, Ikin's wedding, Kusa's shop opening... I'm fickle, so don't ask me to choose!

3. What was your least favorite moment of the year?
There's a few of that also. I don't want to elaborate.

4. What are your plans for 2008?
Work, get enough money to get married HAHA.

5. What countries did you visit?
haha NONE. Which reminds me... my passport expired last September.

6. What date in 2007 will remain etched in your memory?
21st October 2007, duh.

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
FINALLY graduated woohoo~

8. What was your biggest failure?
Not learning how to make a Subway. :D

9. Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Nay, nothing serious.

10. What was the best thing you bought?
hmm. Nothing extraordinary worth mentioning.

11. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
A certain person who was supposed to be a friend. But when she stop making effort to contact me, I guess I should stop calling her a friend already.

12. Where did most of your money go?
Transportation. And the occasional shoe-indulging activity. And food.

13. What did you get really really really excited about?
My engagement yeay!

14. What songs will always remind you of 2007?
Umbrella haha, and Hey There Delilah.

15. Compared to this time last year are you:
a) Fatter or thinner? Pretty much the same. I should be thinner. sigh.
b) Happier or sadder? HAPPY YEAY!
c) Richer or poorer? I earn my own money now, no longer depending on welfare :P But that does NOT mean I have money to burn!

16. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Lose weight. Play bowling with my Sayang. More sisterly-bonding with the other Syarifahs within the family.

17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Whine. haha.

18. How will you be spending Christmas?
uhm sleeping. I don't know.

19. Which LJ/MySpace users did you meet for the first time?
I don't use LJ, and my Myspace is messed up.

20. Did you fall in love in 2007?
YES! Bobby's purring makes my knees go jelly~

21. How many one night stands?
Nyet none.

22. What was your favourite TV show?
Entourage, House, Grey's. I'm a TV junkie.

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Such a strong word... but no.

24. What was/were the best books you read?
I wish I read more books last year... :(

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Eisley! Ingrid Michaelson!

26. What did you want and get?
To be graduated.

27. What did you want and not get?
A no-yelling relationship with my dad.

28. What was your favourite film this year?
American Gangster, Transformers.

29. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
Class till 7 p.m, then dinner with my Babe at Chili's, One Utama. It was my 26th, and I'll be 27 in 17 more days yeay!

30. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
To be able to graduate with honors boo >:(

1. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007?
A cross between ultra feminine and "beggars-can't-be-choosers" chic. haha.

32. What kept you sane?
Freaksters and my sisters. Why not my Sayang? Or Ikin? Coz they drive me CRAZY.

33. Which celebrity did you fancy the most?
Daniel Wu. He is delish~

34. Which political issue stirred you the most?
blergh. Not because I'm not interested, but... blergh.

35. Who did you miss?
My Mama. And oh, Azzura. But now she's back!

36. Did you treat somebody badly in 2007?
Hmm. I don't think so. If someone begs to differ, please let me know :D

37. Did somebody treat you badly in 2007?

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned this year?
When a friend decides to no longer be a friend, just let the person be and forget about him or her. You can fret and whine all you want, but what's the point when they don't feel the same way?

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year..
So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health in good time
Tattoos of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth, it was worth all the while
It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right
I hope you had the time of your life.

-- Good Riddance, Green Day

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

a hindsight on the year that was 2007

hehe no. There's no hindsight. I made the title up just for dramatic effect haha.

But then again, oh my goodness. It's a new year already?! Now this is no drama, people! This is for real! It's already 2008!

Oh well. I can't say that the year has passed me by; there were a lot of things that happened to remind me of 2007. I guess I'm just reacting towards the fact that this year I will only be 3 years away from turning 30. Good news is, my birthday is less than a month away heheheheh~

So what happened last year? In a nutshell; I finished my studies, I graduated, I got engaged, and I've started working. The year had a rocky start, there were things that happened to people that I extremely care about, that I won't even wish upon my worst enemy. Towards the middle, things seemed brighter. And it was; within the last few months, more good things happened to me and the people closest to me in any other year.

And Insya Allah, more good things will happen in 2008. Kak Diana is giving birth to another baby (it's a boy!) at the beginning of May, and me and my Sayang's wedding date is set on a July weekend.

And I know I'm a day late for a new year wish, but here goes anyways: 2007 was a wonderful year for me, with great events and new possibilities. I hope that the year had been great for you as well, and may 2008 brings us grander things. Happy New Year! Much love, hugs and kisses, Mira~