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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Resolutions

Year 2009 is ending very soon... Are you planning for your 2010 New Year Resolutions?

I found some interesting quotes from Quote Garden.

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown

I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. ~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary
LOL! So, are your new year's resolutions are the same each year too? For me, I hardly set my new year resolutions. Maybe I should set mine by January the second. =p


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Young Corporate Malaysians Summit

Last week I got an email from regarding this 'Young Corporate Malaysians Summit". I think this summit may be useful and I decided to attend it. I was supposed to attend this summit with another 2 colleagues. However, due to some unforseen circumstances, I gotta attend it alone.

When I arrived Menara Integriti, I saw lotsa young people in their very formal office attire. I was so worry that I was under dressed as I did not wear a blazer like others. Luckily, when I stepped into the building, I saw some guys was even more informally dressed than me! They were wearing a pair of jeans with a simple t-shirt! =p

Ok.. After I registered myself and got my goodie bag, I saw this girl, F who was standing alone near the corridor. I approached her and tried to make some conversations... Hehehe! And now, she becomes my friend! She's a lovely and friendly person who works in the Corporate Planning department too! We chatted for a while until the summit was started.

The sessions before lunch were pretty interesting. I even jotted down my own notes! The summit became even more interesting when one of the participants started a 'little debate' with the panel speakers during the Q&A session.

During lunch, I met a final year Engineering student from 1 of the Singaporean universities. Later, I found out that he is from Malacca! Then, we started to discuss about the nice food around Malacca. He told me Capitol Satay Celup. Yeah! I tried that, but I am not a fan of satay celup... After that, I met a professioner trainer... LOL! So happen, I was looking for a trainer who can speak in Bahasa!! What a coincident, manz... =)

The session right after lunch was a little dull and boring... Probably the 'after-lunch effect' had just kicked in. Hahaha!

I remember the final session was regarding 'Retaining the good people'. I love the topic and all the 3 speakers! One of the speakers even agreed that "Malaysians are under-paid"... *Clap clap* I love his statement!! LOL! How I wish I could get a better paycheque?

When the summit finally ended around 6pm, I saw this familiar looking guy. After some head-straching conversation with him, we finally found out where did we first met. He was 1 of my junior in my uni. We were in the same club. Another coincident... Hahaha!!!

In short, I enjoy meeting with people!!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fast car? No...

After met with the mad taxi driver in Bangkok, I met with another mad driver along Federal Highway... It was a lovely Sunday morning and I was traveling along the highway at around 90km/h. Well, do not expect me to drive faster as the speed limit was 80km/h only. On top of that, there was an MPV right in front of me traveling at the same speed.

What happened was, a red hatchback Proton car was tailgating behind me for quite a distance! I ignored him at first. After a while, I moved to the middle lane and gave way. The driver sped up and over took me!! Fine...

But, guess what? Two seconds after he overtook me, the right side of his car bumper felt down!!! It was dragging on the ground. Can't help it!! I gotta laugh!!! Hahahahaha!!! I was actually banging on my wheels and laugh out loud. XD On top of that, I showed him a 'thumbs up' sign when I was passing by his car.... *Padan muka*

The moral of the story is, if you're not driving a fast car, do not act like driving one... Your car might end up falling apart.... Hahahahahha!


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A frustrating taxi ride in Bangkok

I went to Bangkok over the weekend and this is the X number of times I came here. The last time I came was less than a month ago. Hence, I know the taxi fare/ charges well. For this round, I encountered some problem where the airport taxi driver was refused to turn on his meter. He wanted to charge me a lump sum of THB450 (approx. RM45), where usually it cost less than THB350 (approx. RM35) for the same trip.

My mum and I immediately negotiate with the driver. We even requested him to stop the car. In the end, he agreed to use the meter, while we pay the airport charges (THB 50) plus the toll fare. Well, this is fair as the toll fare and airport charges are to be borne by the passengers. However, he sounded like very frustrated and unhappy with us.

After that, he started to drive like a mad cow on the highway! He honked each and every car on the road and swift from one lane to the other. He was just a crazy idiot driver! On top of that, he used a longer route to reach our destination! He overshot the exit of the first highway and went up to the second highway. Therefore, we had to pay another THB45 for the toll fare. Ishhh!! Then, he made a huge U-turn to go back to our hotel! Yea, this is how he can charge us more!!

I was even angrier when he started to jam the brake in front of the traffic light! When he reached the traffic light of a big junction, the traffic light turned red. However, he was trying to beat the traffic light but it was failed as the van in front of him braked. So, he jammed his brake in a sudden and the impact caused our body to move forward!! Thank god we wasnt hurt. He’s such a terrible driver! I immediately jotted down his details and snapped a picture of his car plate number displayed in the taxi.

After some frustrating ‘city tour’, we finally reached our hotel. And guess what, after adding up all the charges, the cost came up to THB450! And he didn’t even want to come down to unload my luggage from the boot. Ok, fine. I unload it by myself and snapped a picture of the taxi after that.
Guess what? I didn’t close his car boot properly. Yea, I did that on purpose! You can actually see it from the picture... Hahahah!! Since he conned us, I tried to revenge on him! I hope his car boot will open up when he reach the highway!!! Heheheh! It would be funny driving with an opened boot.

If there are any future trips, I will ensure that I check for the taxi fare with the driver before getting into the taxi. In this case, I can simply hop into another taxi, which is driven by an honest driver.