Sunday, February 10, 2008

luv da movies

had the flu but still had to work.. so spent the whole day yesterday "recharging" myself at home. big breakfast (mcdonald's!..yea..screw the diet.. body double pun body double lah) then long nap.. also caught up with my long list of movies on dvds..
- 30 days & nights
- i am legend
- atonement (that james mcavoy is so cute!)
- a mighty heart (good movie..but i just had one nagging question:how come angelina's hair in the whole movie remained the same? she had this dark, really wrinkly hair for her character in the movie, as she played a pregnant wife whose journalist husband was kidnapped by terrorrists...and they had flashback scenes going back to her character's wedding day...and she still had the same wrinkly hair pulled up the exact same way! they could've at least put flowers in them or sth... and then there's the scene at the end when it was 3-4 years after the tragedy..and she still had her hair up the same way! it sorta steals away the sense of time from the movie.. like evrything happened in a day or two instead of a few years..heh.. o well..)
- pursuit of happiness
- elizabeth: the golden age
- dragonlance: dragons of autumn twilight (it's been a loooong while since i last read the great dungeons&dragons chronicles..but this movie animation adaptation did no justice at all to the them..even if it had kiefer sutherland, lucy lawless, micheal rosenbaum and james marsden lending their voices to the main characters.. pity pity...)

24 hrs/day.. if only we have more eh?
cuz there's still quite a big pile of dvds waiting for me to watch..blockbusters..indies..foreigns..
not counting those in the cinemas .. ooh... which reminds me..saw sweeney todd last week too.. yay! it was awesome..i love it love it love it (and i dont fall for musicals very easily ;)

am looking fwd to the oscars!

but urmm.. for today....i will have to catch up on my studies.. ;(

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

polis story 2

remember that thing that ticked me off about the police 2 years back when our house was broken into (few blogs back)?

well, here's another "amusing" story for ya..
just recently, i was in kl to see a couple of friends. we were on our way to one utama for a dinner and a movie. our friend gie was driving, when her car was hit from behind by another car. the driver admitted his fault, showed us his ic, said he'll pay for the expenses, numbers exchanged..yada yada yada.. and we continued on, had our dinner, watched the movie (eastern promises-bit dreary, but viggo mortensen was good..and sexy too!), and lost our way over half an hour in the HUGE carpark trying to remember where we parked the car...
anyway, long story short, my friends decided to make a police report (o yes..i objected of course.. but my points arent strong enuff to debate against my friend's lote's: "as a responsible msian, we should report, even if no actions are taken, they can put it in their statistics...etcetc.."..
and the fact that by then, even tho i've became the designated driver (cuz gie was still in shock), the car wasnt mine, so i had to oblige.
so by the time we zigzagged thru the "maze" that is ttdi, unfamiliar territory to us three, it was already past 1 am. it was another half hour before we finally found the police station, and as we reached the front gates, there was this really young-looking cop standing post, so i rolled down the window and asked..
me : nak buat report boleh?
police kid: report apa?
me: kerete kena langgar tadi
police kid: kat mana?
me: kat depan sana, nak pegi one utama tu
police kid: oo..nak report tu boleh buat kat ibupejabat polis traffik
me: o ye ke? sini tak boleh?
police kid: tak..kat ibupejabat polis traffik
me: oo.. kat mana pulak tu ye? tempat ni tadi pun kami susah cari..
police kid: kat pj..
me: pj..dekat mana kat pj?
police kiddo: dekat pj-lah..petaling jaya, selangor.. (in thick kelantan accent)
me: ............
my friend lote sitting beside me: ..about to say sth quite sinister back to the guy i'm i held her back
me: boleh bagi nama jalan tak kat pj tu polis traffik tu kat mana
police kid: err.. tatau lah... cuba masuk dalam tanya

and he gestured for us to drive in to ask the other police inside.
so we did...all the while laughing our heads off.. pj selangor............sheesshhh...

then (nope, belum habis lagi ni..)
lote and gie went in to speak to this group of police sitting around in the "lounge area" (looked like a quiet night for them..i, btw, of course refused to go down and speak to them..heh)
and after a good many minutes (i had enuff time to tell my brother on the phone about evrything that had happened up to that point).. they came back to the car and gie said she'd make the report tomorrow. apparently the policemen told them how to get to the ibupejabat polis traffik using landmarks like "pizza hut on the right.. depan sikit lagi ada nampak bangunan warna kuning.. depan sikit belok kiri, jalan terus, belok kanan.." (this time in thick kedah accent) but none of them could tell them the address of the ibupejabat polis traffik in petaling jaya selangor.

by the time i got home i was 3 am.
like another friend of mine said when he heard the story.."wah..what an adventure. what is it about you and the polis?"'s me that is the problem ;)

one sure sign i need to lose weight

this happened to me before and i blogged about it in yah00360.
that there's a colleague at work.. who's really petite, and after she became (obviously) pregnant and gained a few, people started to mistake me for her at work!!! and when these people realize their mistake, they said it's because i really look like her now that she's pregnant! and when she came back after her maternity leave, no one mistook me for her anymore!!
so ok..that was last year..
then this year.. just the other day.. another staff thought i was her again, and called me by her name twice.. and i was with my boss at the time, and when i told her that this happened before last year when the colleague was pregnant, she told me "oh memang dia pregnant lagi dah pun.."
so it's confirmed... evrytime she gets pregnant now, people will start seeing me as her body double.
boy o i need to lose weight..