Saturday, March 29, 2008

an incident at the mall

this happened to me a few weeks ago. my friend mawa and me went to the local mall and was on our down the underground parking. there was already a line there cuz it was raining heavily so most people wanted to park underground and not have to get wet getting out of the car.
oh..and this is not a story about another flooded underground parking either ;)

as we were waiting in line, this huge ford ranger truck from nowhere suddenly made its way into the line about 2-3 cars in front of us. mawar and me just shook our heads and grumbled to each other.. esp seeing that it looked like a family in that truck..there was young kid around 4-5 yrs old in there, observing all this probably thinking "o.. this is how u get evrywhere in life.. just cut in infront of evryone else!" we finally came up to the ticketing machine as the car in front of us went pass the entrance bar.. we saw the truck again.. parked just after the entrance bar, and the driver was waiting at the ticket machine.. and before i could brake the car and open my windows.. he pressed the button, and took OUR ticket!.. and went back to his truck!!!
the bar lifted, but of course we couldnt just drive thru cuz we dont have a ticket anymore..and that will cause problems later when we wanna leave..cuz um... we wont have a bloody ticket!
so i called out to the guy, who didnt even bother driving off in his truck right away, he was actually talking on his phone.. and i called out to him again.. "encik.. why did u take my ticket?"..
and he said" somebody took my i take yours lah"
so i asked again " but how am i supposed to go in now i dont have a ticket anymore?"
and he just shrugged his shoulders at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i turned to mawa, who was already feverishly taking down his car number (johor number btw), and then i turned to look at the long line of cars behind me, most of them probably not realizing what was the delay all about.. and i just drove through..and through..
we didnt even park down there.. we went straight up again and parked right at the main entrance (like i said, it was raining crazy heavily, so there were lots of paking spaces up there).. ...we were so angry... i was holding my breath cuz the hugest list of profanities were ready to eascape my mouth (and nose) ... i was that angry..
and we marched straight to the guards "in-charge" of the mall, ready to report the dumb brute.

but an interesting thing happened instead:
mawa and me started telling the guard lady at the counter about what happened.
we even gave her the car regisration number.
she listened and nodded, and started writing down the number.
then she said: so apa perasan adik bila dia buat macam ni?
mawa and me didnt quite expect this, so i asked her again.. cuz i thought i probably didnt hear her (there was also this mini-concert show going on right in the middle of the mall, just behind the counter where we were)
so she said again: apa perasan adik bila orang tu buat macam tu?
i turned to mawa and from her face i guess she heard the question too, so i answered: err... marah lah..
i suddenly had this sudden flash of vision that we were probably caught in some crazy "candid camera" show or sth.. and that the guard lady was gonna say "gotcha!!!!"
but instead she said: adik marah..maknanye adik faham la ye... perbuatan macam tu adalah satu kesalahan..

and she gave us a new parking ticket so we can get out later okay..

we thanked her quietly and walked away frowning. we just had a "moral education" given to us by that lady..?
realizing that, we both couldnt help laughing.. she probably felt that it was her responsibilty to teach us "youngins" about some good moral values. she didnt look that much older than us actually..but WE probably looked a lot younger.. haha.. that made us felt much better..
but in our hearts we still cursed that stupid jerk and his stupid ford ranger.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

david cook & billy jean

omg...that david cook is just amazing, the way he sang billy jean like he did.. awesome!!
am so in luv with him!!
also have this teen crush on jason castro.. but he didnt do too well last night i think.
anyway, i agree with what they've been saying that this year's american idol contestants are among the best so far.. esp the guys..i guess that's why this season i've been following the show since hollywood week.... (usually i'd start watching much when they reach top 6 or sth).
cool.. cant wait to see who wins!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


these are just a few of my collection of photos of kids in action. they're just adorable!
how can some people stand to hurt/abuse them, i can never understand.

always let a kid be a kid...(i guess easy for me to say, cuz none of them are my own.. once they poop or throw a tantrum.. i hand them back to their moms..heee..)

Monday, March 17, 2008

great yongtaufoo in melaka

the restaurant featured in berita harian 2 days ago actually belongs to my cousin's hubby. memang yong tau foo dia sedap. about time his place got featured. typical rosli tho..didnt want his photo taken.
anyway, i tumpang bangga la..

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

viva voters!

i've never been a follower of politics. i read the news, hear people's opinions about it, and nod my head-not in agreement-but from falling asleep.
i went to vote the first time 4 years ago, but it was just to see what it's like. so that at least i can say to people - yeah, i've done the voting thing... like yea..i've been to vegas (i havent, but u know what i mean..). it didnt matter to me who or what i was voting.
i went again this year cuz initially, i thought we're all gonna get the ink-on-the-nail thing... i have to try that one.. but then it got cancelled, yet i still went and voted.
one is because, well..i already made sure i was not oncall that weekend so i can go back to kl where i registered to vote...but two is because, i became curious, and working for the govt for (wow) 7 years now.. i've "wisened up" in a way, opened my eyes and ears, and actually did a little bit of research about the malaysian government, and the opposition. .. and decided..yea-i'm definitely voting this time, not just for myself, but hopefully for malaysians and malaysia.

come the results of the election later that evening, i found myself actually sitting in front of the tv with my parents and my dad had the whole list of candidates on the table, and we helped him fill it out as we read the scrolling tab at the bottom of the tv screen..(it was geeky and cool at the same time...hehe...)
and it wasnt long before we realized what was happening.. emm..with all the coverage in the media, internet, and mamak stalls about the whole results thing, i dont have to regurgitate the results again in here...EVRYBODY KNOWS!
... but i just want to say that..i'm suddenly proud of malaysians for making the "daring" move.. and i'm excited ...and nervous a bit too of course, to see this new government that has been won by simple majority (i have only recently learnt about this new term, along with others that were total jargon to me before this), and to see the opposition finally being given the chance by the people to show us what they've got, and whether they are what and who they claim to be...
no doubt it was a great risk what the voters have done, giving the opps 5 states..but then if the risk is not taken, we will never know now would we?
and if things dont turnout the way we have been promised and assured that they would.. i'm sure the voters will know what to do come the elections again in 4 yrs time.
pray to God for the best.