"iantie and her ECA"

Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Been quiet a while I didn't update my blog. Mainly because my schedule is packed nowdays + don't have the time + the connection had been lousy lately! But the main reason had to be lazy, I guess! Haha! Sudah atu!

But honestly, I got so many things going on in my life lately that by the time I came home, I don't have the energy to do anything else but to rest and sleep. It started with our KKC. We did an unofficial presentation infront of the audience last last Thursday during the Min of Health KKC convention. Considering that only 1 team was competing, so we were asked to do a presentation and guess what time I came home the night before the presentation - 9.30PM! I was in the office from 7AM till 9.30PM - straight and non-stop! Exhausting! Even doing that presentation the next morning, I was suffering from palpitation - dap dup dap dup...hehe! Anytime this week, we are asked to do another presentation infont of the executive officers *yikes* nda berabis!

Starting 2 weeks ago, I joined the department's dikir syarafil team *woise* jadi alim iya! haha! well, I love to berdikir and it's been quiet a long time I didn't do this activity (berdikir) and kindda lost my touch in berdikir so I thought I should brush up on my dikir untuk menambahkan amalan..hehe! The lesson is once in 2 weeks afterwork and we will have our second lesson this Saturday.

Other than with berdikir, I was half-willingly dragged to join the department's netball team to compete in the Min of Health interdepartment competition. Honestly, I never play netball in my life. Yes! Seriously! Even when I was in school, I never played netball; volleyball, yes but not netball. So last Thursday, aku pun turun court for the first time ever in my life. Have to say, not bad for a first timer! Hehe! Muji diri sendiri but then siapa lagi kan memuji, banar nda? I played Center and man! what a lot of running and for someone who was 'dormant' from running, I was breathless! Next morning, I was aching all over my body and thank God, it's Friday!!! I can rest and mend my aching muscles! We were supposed to have practise last Saturday but it was raining, so it was postponed and yesterday, it was postponed again! I don't mind whether we playing or not considering that I booked myself as a reserved player..haha! Honestly, m a quick learner but not really a good player so better being a reserve lah..hehe!

Yesterday, we suffered from a power failure but the funny thing is that it's only in our unit....hmmm...funny! But Alhamdulillah, the maintenance people came as soon as they can and fix the problem. We were in the dark for like 45 minutes but it's a suffering for us coz we need our electricity to do our job. See how much we depend on electricity....

Considering that yesterday netball practise was postponed, so, me, wanted to loosen my muscles and get rid of my aching muscles and excess fats *ehem*ehem*, me and 2 colleagues went to Tasek. I'm a patron at Bukit Shahbandar (that was 2 years back) but for Tasek, yesterday was my second time. My first time was also, 2 years ago, my long best friend brought me. Tasek, for me, changes a lot and it's quiet nice, actuallynya. Yesterday afternoon, with the nice weather, it was quiet packed, maybe clashed with the school holidays. I parked my car far away but not as far as Mawar's..hehe! We went for 2 rounds and fewwhh...I should do this everyday! I mean, I'm slow nowdays, which proves that I'm not fit. No wonder I got excess fats hanging around my belly..hahaha!

My lovelife? Hmm...can I said it's non-existance? I think I want to end this relationship! Oh wait! I actuallynya had ended it! WHAT? Yup! I made my mind and I think by making myself buzy, I was in a way trying to avoid the harsh realization that I'm not good with relationship stuffs! or maybe I haven't find the right one yet. Anyhow, here I am! Single again and honestly, m loving it! No, m not bluffing! I love being single! I love the freedom! I love me! So, yes, I love being single...not content with who I am but I love with who I am! Better single than hurt all those men's feeling! So, from now on, men....stay away from me! Whahaha...yea, banar kah nda tu? hehe!

It's the 3rd week my dad in Malaysia and I was buzy the whole 3 weeks. As my mum said to my dad on the phone, "iantie and her never ending ECA" hehe! And when I was having my seasonal sinusitis last Saturday, I was so damn weak and when my dad called that night, he said, "Damam lagi?" Hehe! Mana nda damam, I was really really buzy! My brothers are having their tuition 3 times a week and I know they are tired and so am I (physically and financially..haha!) but this is for their own good - they are having their O levels this October.
Last Friday, me and my mum went to Limbang to get my brand new gold Astro card. It's the middle of the month, I didn't expect to see so many cars queing up at the immigration post but that's exactly what happened. We started to que around 8.25am and we only get thru' the Malaysian post around 9.15am and aku apa lagi...zoom terus! Biasalah, fast and in a hurry! Haha! Gotta fetch my brothers back from tuition at 11.30am! Got my Astro card, dangani my mum to the tamu, then I zoomed back! Fetched my brothers around 11.40am!

After the Friday prayer, my bestie fetched me and we went to watch Get Smart in the Empire. It was funny.....I likkkkeeee! Hehe! It reminds me of Johnny English. More or less the same. Entertaining the same. This Thursday, m having my day off and its payday!! Yeaaa! hehe! M planning to bring my brothers out and about. Kesian them stayed at home all day long during this school holidays considering that my dad is far away in Kelantan, my mum works and so do I, hence they didn't have the chance to go anywhere. So, m planning to bring they out and about this Thursday, maybe watch a movie or something. M thinking of watching either The Hulk or Kung Fu Panda. I want to watch Made of Honor but I don't think my brothers fancy watching a romantic movie...hehe!

Yesterday, the 3 of us - me and my 2 brothers - joined forces and washed my dad's car. This is the first time we washed the car since my dad left and when he called in the middle of us washing, he said, "Subhanallah! 3 minggu, nda bercuci...kamah tu eh!" Hehe! Guilty! 3 weeks I used the car and I just made a blind eye to the dirt...sama jua hujan saja..hehe!

So, basically that's my life lately! KKC-dikir-netball-hiking and the process repeated itself again and again! Exhausting but fullfilling! This is my life nowdays...


"Backseat Talker"

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
As I did my posting this morning, I went to the airport to send my dad. I was so in a rush that I got a bump (benjol) on my forehead, just because of rushing...

Okay, story goes, while I was on the net, my dad called. He wanted me to bring his black boots coz he changed his mind; instead of wearing a brand new $100+ shoe, he decided to wear his old favourite boots. So, I said, "Okay, I will bring it there (as in the airport!). After I logged off, I had my shower and in the middle of having my shower, my dad called...again! I rushed out of my bathroom and when I about to pick my hp, he hangup. I called him back and he said, "Can you bring the shoe here (his office)?". "What? Now?!". It's 9.05am!!! So I said I will be there around 9.20am coz he's leaving for the airport at 9.30am using BG (government's car). I finished my quick shower, dressed and started the diesel car (which take ages to warm up!) and headed out of the gate. I closed the gate and when I about to enter the car, that's when I got the bump! And you damn right, it hurts like #eLL!!!

I arrived at my dad's office 2 minutes late. My mum came out (she's working at the same office) with 2 of her officemates and together we went to the airport. Once we arrived there, dad was so buzy talking and dealing with the authorities - the police, the RBA staffs and HIS staffs..so I just sat there, read a paper and drank my Vitasoy...haha! If anyone of you who happened to be in the airport this morning and saw a lady with that description, yup! that's me..hehe!

In the middle of that, my dad approached me and asked me to pay his DST bill. With money in my hand, I went down and qued up for the DST and geeezzz! I was the 5th in line and the lady infront of the counter took freaking 10 - 15 minutes to settle her bills. Then a guy came and qued up behind me. I was getting impatient but didn't say anything but this guy, he just qued up for like 5 minutes and already he was nagging....and he is still young. I think he is about mid-to-late 20's.

The guy (standing behing me): Batah jua!

(I didn't comment on anything)

The lady finished paying her bills and a guy with a backpack came forward and God! He took another 10 minutes! Dunno what's the problem!

The guy: My God! Apa yang membuatnya batah ani kan?

(I still didn't say anything and the guy getting restless). When finally the guy with the backpack done, the guy behind me said, "Alhamdulillah, FINALLY!" haha...and I almost couldn't contain my smile....he is really getting very very impatient...hehe!

All in all, I stood and qued up for like 20 - 30 minutes - with my 3-inch heels, no less!! I need to soak my aching feets.....

Overload! Overload!

Know what me and my 2 cheeky bros did this afternoon?! We went out and eat!eat!eat! and man...that's a lot of eating taking place!

We went to Gadong and yippie...it's not that jammed! Duh! I guess most of the Bruneians are at work and smooth entrance to the Mall. I was craving for Ideal, as I posted before so I parked my car at the Mall basement and we walked our way out to Ideal. It was a hot day and Ideal is not cramped as it always to be during lunchhour! *smack* It's half past 2 and duh! everyone had their lunch already.

While I was digging into my chicken, I got a message that more-or-less-kindda spoilt my day - "Please come to a KKC meeting tomorrow 3.30PM. TQ." Now...why did he have to put the "please" part! I'm a sucker for good manners! haha! To come or not to come....that's the question! It's my vacation anyway and I have the rights not to come, right? Am I repeating myself? Hmmm...

Anyway, after Ideal, we went back to the Mall, take a look around the ICT exhibitions. Don't get me wrong! I like ICT exhibitions but don't you think that this type pf exhibitions is always happening? I mean, it's like once in 2 months...but hey! whatever to 'upgrade' the people in Brunei in this hi-tech world! Today, I bought a MP3 modulator with a 1GB pendrive (for my mp3 modulator) coz my car's cd changer jammed or something and I got no time to get it fix, so the solution...walllaaaaa...mp3 modulator. Haven't try it yet but insyaAllah tomorrow.

We got tired and guess what? We stopped by Swensen's..haha! Gila makan but too damn lazy to exercise! Well, that's me! At first, I only wanted the Banana split tapi entah macammana I ended up ordering for Calamari Ring and French Fries....urrrgggghhhh! Nafsu....

I stopped by sekajap at a shoe shop but then I decided not to buy any...liat saja..hehe! Then we went off from the Mall, just to singgah sekajap to look for cds, vcds and dvds at 'Kommunis'. Ended up buying Kangen Band cd...feewwwhhh....

Came home around 5.10PM with tummy so full that I can sleep the night away....and not to think about tomorrow! Wish life is that easy......

My bf called an hour ago and entah ah....I still couldn't decide whether to move on or call it quit! Geeezzz! I'm so horrible! I should be banned from all the male species....forever! Hahaha! That's would be wayyyy too weird! and funny too....don't you think!

"Happiness lies for those who cry,
those who hurt,
those who have searched and
those who have tried,
for only they can appreciate the importance
of the people who touched their lives"

Running Out of Novels!

Malay novels that is! I have no mood to read and sharpen my english vocab..hehe! So, as of last night, I read Adam and Hawa by Aisya Sofea....again! hehe! I think I read it like every week and yes, it's my favourite Alaf 21 novel so far; second would be Berikan Cintamu by Rose Harissa...

I surfed the Alaf 21 website and so far, they don't have any new novels coming out...hmmmm...

Welcome June!

It's an early Tuesday morning - bright and sooo shiny - the way I like it! And here I am logging into the net and God knows doing what...hehe! It's my 2nd day of my 4-day leave and so far, it had been an exhausting weekend and yesterday, fuuuhhhh...tired berabis!

I woke up early today coz Dad's going to KL this morning and I will send him later. He was giving me and Bro Faiz all the briefing of the house; incase of power failure, power trip bla bla bla!

Yesterday, I was thinking of 'servicing' my teeth. My 6 monthly appointment with the dentist is wayyyy overdue but I got to run errands for my dad, so I end up not doing it! Today, hmmm..liatla, m thinking of going to The Mall and liat-liat the fair going there. M thinking of buying an mp3 modulator for my car, my printer catridges and a pendrive and ooohhhh..m craving for Ideal chicken, so I'm heading there for lunch - or 2 o'clock sumthing lunch coz I have to pick up my bro from extra class at 2PM...hmmm...

Last Saturday night, me and my bros went to the Qlap Mall and watched the Prom Night. This movie reminds me of all the teen novels by RL Stien. Any of you remembers him? Well, I certainly do coz I love his novels when I was a teen...got tonnes of his novels..He is like Stephen King (rings any bell?) except that Stephen King writes adult novels and more scarier and suspens while RL Stein writes lighter stuffs...