Commuting Commuter

Posted by miera angela , Monday, July 18, 2011 5:26 AM

Last Sunday, my aunt invited me to her house for a Kenduri because My grandma is gonna be there as well...
I haven't seen them for quite a while u see~
So I am excited as I am in despair.

I dreaded my life every single time I had to go there on my own not because I don't like her or anything...
Its just that she lives somewhere near Petaling Jaya so the best way to get there is by the last thing on the planet I wanna get involved with:

THIS!

Reasons why the hell I & (and everyone else) hated using the Commuter so damn much:
1. They are NEVER on TIME!
2. Sure feels like being in a sardine can in especially during peak hours even in the Ladies Coach!
The 'doubted' lady in front of me..picture got blurred cause I was shaking while snapping this picture & pretended that I was texting~
Paparazi SANGAT!
;)

and last but not least...
*DRUMROLLS*

3. The SMELL!!!!!

OMFG!!!
Have u ever sat or stand next to a *coughs* foreigner *coughs* that doesn't even know that DEODORANT ever existed????
*faints*

It is VERY sad how we all don't have any other choice but to depend on the unreliable~

Are You Happy?

Posted by miera angela , Wednesday, June 8, 2011 1:48 PM


H A P P Y. . .

One simple word that is not too simple to achieve.

Its hard to make everyone happy when all u wanted is to make them happy~

Especially to those we love the most...

Have U ever tried ur very best to make someone happy?

Have U ever got drenched in the cold rain at night just to buy a gift for ur little brother just because he got 2nd in class?

Have U ever got drenched in the cold rain at night just to buy a gift for ur elder sister & brother-in-law's 2nd wedding anniversary?

Have U ever???

Without asking anything in return, all U ever wanted is to carve a smile on their faces...
The faces that U love so very dearly but,
NOTHING.....

They don't even look or glance at all at U, and even say hurtful things...

Bet it is true when people say the ones U love will hurt u the most.
But still, U just can't help wanting to make them happy because they are above all, ur FAMILY~

It brings me great joy to see people around me happy.
Perhaps I just didn't try hard enough....

An Unwanted Scene

Posted by miera angela , Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:56 PM

Yesterday was just another day in the office...
WORK WORK WORK!

There is only ONE toilet here so everyone gotta share.
Was having one of my 'Nature Call' so I head straight to the toilet & checked if anyone was inside.

:: silence ::


OK!

All clear!

Was opening the door when suddenly:
(well, u get the picture...)

Its a good thing I didn't see ANYTHING that could give me nightmares.
And its a good thing that computer guy was backing the door...

I kinda shrieked a bit in shocked & was a little phobia to go into the toilet for the rest of the day...

I tried to avoid any eye contact with that poor guy or I might burst out laughing!
=p

So lesson of the day is:

KNOCK BEFORE YOU ENTER!

Thank you...

The 3rd Time Rookie

Posted by miera angela , Monday, May 23, 2011 4:26 PM


I was suppose to start working on the 1st of June, at an architecture firm in K.L which is quite close to Akak's house.
This is gonna be my 3rd working place in 6 months!

AIYAIYAI~
@__@

When Sararaww called me last Friday saying that the boss wants me to assist him in an important meeting this Wednesday, I agreed~

Now, I kinda regretted my decision...

Last week had been a SUPER hectic week for me because of job interviews & my convocation ceremony. I even promised Mr.Apek to help out his auntie at her bazaar booth on Saturday.

So that only left me Sunday to move my stuffs (which is, A LOT!) out of my rented room to Akak's house in K.L.
I NEED A REST!!!!!!!

OK!
If I wanna save up some money (and energy) for the trip to my office, I had to ask Akak to drop me off on her way to work which is quite close...
School starts at 7 a.m so I had to wake up before 6 & arrive at the office BEFORE 7 a.m.
That could only mean ONE thing only:

TWO freaking hours of waiting!!!
GREAT!
-___-"

I waited at the nearby McD & ordered breakfast.
I ate as slowly as I could & open up dear lappy to keep me company.
Still, its not even 8 yet...
I don't even know what else to do, so I just waited in front of the locked office.
The key-bearer arrived AFTER 9 a.m
*sigh*
Can u just imagine how much time I wasted on waiting instead on sleeping???
*sigh*


My first impression as I walked into the 4th level office is:

The front part is acceptable but the worker's area is baaaaad...
Everything is EVERYWHERE & people don't even have enough place to sit!
Even the Surau acts as a store room.
It is SUPER messy & super stuffy..
The boss said that he is going to move the office to a new location nearby perhaps in 2-3 months time.
The new place will be much more spacious & organized. (THANK GOD!!!)

So at the time being, hopefully GOD will give me the strength to endure this chaotic mess & for a clean freak like me, it is HELL!
U aint see nothin' yet!

Pardon me for being nosy or choosy...
Its not that I am not thankful, but it sores my eyes seeing unorganized things.
For me, from being a big organization into a medium firm, is still quite new & I need room to adapt myself...

But only God knows how happy & thankful I am for this opportunity & I hope Allah will give me guidance to a better & happy life, InshaAllah~

Wish me luck people!
;)

P/S: I posted this just to kill the time while waiting.
P/P/S: OK, after posting this, now I feel very sleepy...WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of Petronas Coloured Nails & An Empty Certificate..

Posted by miera angela , Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:13 PM

Yesterday, was the result after 5 years worth of blood, sweat & tears...
Yesterday, was a day for me to wear a fancy robe, get on a stage & take an empty certificate~
Yesterday, was my CONVOCATION DAY!

(YEEEAAAYYY!!!)

I can't sleep the night before. Perhaps I was too excited or even nervous...
Slept at 3 a.m & woke up at 7 a.m
It was still quite early coz my ceremony starts at 12.30 p.m.
Even Mama who spent the night at my house woke up very early & didn't know what else to do...

So I decided to continue painting my nails as I was too tired to finish it up last night.
I am not that good in painting anything ( except walls) so the result was like my nails were dipped in a barrel full of paint!
DISASTROUS!!!
TA-DAA!!!

It is suppose to be turquoise blue, but to me it looks like Petronas' corporate colour!
SEE????

I asked Mr. Apek to send me & Mama to the ceremony hall months ago but when the time comes, he fell asleep at his house in Damansara.
PANIC ATTACK!!!

We were suppose to be there half an hour earlier. I don't wanna take the bus because I know it will be SUPER pact & we're gonna have to walk far just to get to the hall. I just pity Mama (& my make-up!)

Akak promised me to come on time as well, so I thought we could go to the hall with her but sadly, even she was still at home waiting for her husband to come just because she doesn't know the way ( even after countless visits to Shah Alam )
-___-"
GREAT!

What a way to start my BIG day...
Its a good thing Mama's so-called adopted son ( whom I've never met) lives nearby & willing to send us there.
FEWH!

I was running very late & haven't even put on my robe yet.
It took me & Amoi almost 20 minutes just to find our way to the right queue amongst thousands of other students!
We had to get ready with our outfit in the line.
RUSH RUSH RUSH!

We had to wait for a few hours before getting up on stage to make way for boring speeches & even boring-er videos...

When our time is finally up, it was almost 5 already.
All of us were very nervous for our turn while lining up...
All I could think of is:
JUST DON'T FALL ON STAGE!
(and I wish my picture would turn out perfect!)

Finally, its MY turn!

*gulps*

*walks*

*smile*

*takes certificate*

*walks away*

All it takes was about 10 seconds...
But can u imagine all of those months in preparation for just that 10 seconds on stage??
And with an empty certificate???
I mean, I want the REAL thing!!!
CRAZY!

Eventhough yesterday was not the best-est day in my life, but it was not the worst either...
So I choose to forget about the ugly side & focus on what is important:
To be happy & be proud of my achievement!

To everyone who used to or still is participating in my life's journey, my sincerest appreciation for ur endless support & love all this while...
Congratulations to all!!!
Me & Amoi
Me & Mama!

Oh boy, what a journey!

Rain City Trippin'

Posted by miera angela , Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:16 AM

OK!
Been too busy lately with job interviews & convocation matters this week so THIS is kinda stale but nevertheless, an experience...

U see, I was born in Taiping, Perak so there will always be this THING between me & this place that is very close to my heart.
So when Mama & Akak wanted me to come along to attend a wedding in Taiping last weekend, I couldn't say NO eventhough I was reluctant at first.

It was my uncle's wife's little brother's wedding...
(FEWH! such a loong connection)

We departed from K.L at around midnight & arrived at dawn.
Then we went straight to the bride's side Kenduri at Parit Buntar.
And THIS is the result of car lag & lack of sleep:

Like Mama, like daughter ;)

After that, my uncle brought us to see his wife's kampung nearby.
HAHAHA! Mama insisted on taking pics at the sugarcane plant very ol'skool!

Nur Kasih's shooting ( I wish!)

Fresh coconut drink, coming right up!

Taiping is known to be the wettest ( is that correct?) city in peninsular Malaysia, if I'm not mistaken. So when the Rain City itself is not raining, just imagine the rest of the country...
Its CRAZY HOT!!!

But what else is best to quench the summer sun rather that a bowl of Taiping's famous:
CENDOL!
After the wedding, all of us thought of going to town & get ourselves some icy cold cendol but oh me oh my...Guess what I saw???

CENDOL!

When we arrived at the Kenduri, to our amazement, my uncle brought the Cendol's Mamak to prepare cendol for guests!

This is even better!
We can eat our hearts out for FREEEEEEEE!!!!!

3 sisters!

When we decided to tour the town later that evening, it is only then it rained...
-______-"
My poor brother-in-law never seen Taiping before so we brought him to my favourite place of all time, Taiping's LAKE GARDEN!

I SUPER love its centuries-old shady trees & the still lake...
Heart-soothing~

Not forgetting the special Char kuey teaw & Air Amra ( Kedondong juice )
TAIPING:
an old town that never fails to excites me in new ways...

A day in my jobless life...

Posted by miera angela , Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:18 AM

Wanna know what is in the schedule of a jobless person???
Lemme tell U on how I spend my day today...

11th MAY 2011:

I woke up at around 5 something this morning thinking on what else to do coz I can't sleep anymore because of the scorching heat...

Then, I decided to go JOGGING!

Started walking out if the house at around 7 a.m & reached a nearby park
Worked out for about an hour & head back home.

Facebook

Sleep

Twitter

Sleep

Notice that there's no EATING in between???
That is because I do NOT eat at all since yesterday!
(well, apart for some sunflower seeds & an apple that is it!)

I do occasionally checked my email inbox for any job responses but since it's always empty, I couldn't be bothered that much...

Facebook

Twitter

Finally for dinner I decided to head out to KFC mainly because of the air cond there...

=p

Then I feel the urge to visit my hairdresser for a mini makeover. A trip to the hairdresser proves to be rejuvenating...
Lovin my new very the Japanese hair!


As Rebecca Black put it, its fun fun FUN isn't it???
-___-"

I just hope I'll get a job pretty soon or U will find me in the newspaper's front page...

Cause of death: BOREDOM!

THE END

Please Don't tell my Mama!

Posted by miera angela , Friday, May 6, 2011 1:58 AM

I woke up early this morning, all prep up to go to work...
Me & May even got extra time to buy some breakfast and still be 15 minutes early to work~

We act normally & did our work expecting nothing interesting to happen when allof a sudden at around 12, Miss Superior said taht Mr. Boss asked to see us...

DUP DAP DUP DAP

I'm beginningto have a very bad feeling about what is going to happen

With a shaky voice, he told us that our service in no longer required in the company because they need more 'experienced' worker & we can leave after lunch if we wanted to...

BAM!

It feels like my head had just been hit hard with a sledgehammer!

I had to act like everything is normal in front of my colleagues, or at least until lunch time...
So i did my work like nothing ever happened & I wish to walk out the door fabulously stylish & with whatever pride left in myself~
Coz frankly saying, my mind was thinking on how I would miss out on sugar coating my eyes with that new cute & tall 3-D designer boy...
AHAKS!
>__<

So when we broke the expected news to our colleagues on lunch hour, they were quite shocked.
They give encouraging speeches & bid their goodbyes in the office pantry.

As what we see on TV, people usually pack their stuffs in nice boxes whereas us, we only managed to find some Mydin plastic bags...
Pathetic, VERY!

Crying is the last thing on my to-do list but when one of our closest colleague Millie started to cry, both of us just can't bear it any longer & we all broke down in tears, in the (where else?) pantry.

We had to hand back our worker passes to our so called Miss Superior & all i can think of is:
DANG! I haven't taken any pictures with the pass as a momento..

But...I do manage to get this!
My trusted table calender!

Well....erm..I don't actually GET it but I took it coz it is fully marked with important dates & memos!
Besides, they got it for FREE from the suppliers anyway...
=p

I still haven't told my family coz I am too scared of what their reaction will be especially Mama~
Its mothers day tomorrow & I feel so useless for not able to do something for her & instead will make her worry more...

Only my colleagues, Mr.Apek ( and his family ) knew...
And now U readers too of course ;)
That Apek boy and his BIG MOUTH!
grrrr....

His Mum even contacted her friends to ask about vacancies in my behalf without me even knowing!
I am SUPER embarrassed to the max but I am also as desperate as a mouse in a Lion's mouth...
So perhaps I will have to accept her help ( for this time ONLY!)

Everyone knows that 'ALMOST' is never good enough but all I regret is that the SUPERIOR should've given us notice at least a week earlier so that we can prepare ourselves for the worst
( like finding another job of course!)

Goodbye dear workplace!
U will be deeply missed...
*sobs*

Pregnancy Test?????

Posted by miera angela , Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:13 PM

Was strolling around in Subang Parade with Mr. Apek this evening, deciding on what is for dinner when suddenly we saw his friend that I also knew walking alone...
So we stopped by & chatted.

THEN...

He looked at me and said:

Are U pregnant?

:: silence ::

HELL NO!!!

I asked him what makes U say that?

He said: U don't look fat but why ur tummy is erm... bigger???

I said: What ever for??? I didn't do anything that could lead me to being pregnant!

He said: Ala.. chill la..we are all adults. I'm serious..U better go & check

I said: But I am having my erm..(full moon) right now, skipped lunch & I just had a large Starbuck's cream chip...

I'm BLOATED not PREGNANT!!!
(erm..well, perhaps it was some additional fats too~but cut me some slacks will ya???)

OWH...

-___-"

OK!
Diet time!!!!!

LabourDAY HoliDAY!

Posted by miera angela , Tuesday, May 3, 2011 7:14 AM

What did U do during the looong weekend?

I have no plans so I decided to follow Mama & my stepdad to visit his family in The Land of Faith:TERENGGANU DARUL IMAN!
Haven't been here for almost 10 years!

DAY 1: Saturday

We departed at around 7.30 a.m from Akak's house.
It took us around almost 8 hours drive fom K.L just to arrive ~
My butt soared for sitting too long in the car..
I can even feel it getting flattened!

Along the way all I can see is GREEN...
NO house, NO petrol stations, Not even a mosque in sight!
Just cars & more Palm trees...

The house is at Kampung Kemat, Kuala Berang.
It is situated in Hulu Terengganu, quite near to Kelantan...

As we arrived, there are no electricity because the cables outside were being repaired.
It was scorching hot (typical Terengganu's weather) & very dark in the house when night falls...
As I was sitting in the living room alone, a shiny thing came flying directly to me..It was only a bit later I realised that it was actually a Firefly!
Now, I haven't seen one of those in more than 10 years as they are extinctly fast...
What a sight!

The house is a very 'KAMPUNG' kampung house coz they don't even have flush in the toilet...
Being the clean-freak me, I can't accept things at first, but I do tried my best not to think about it too much~

By 10.30 p.m,
~SILENCE~

All I can hear is the sound of the crickets & Mama's super loud snore...
And I can't sleep!

At times like that really REALLY made me wish that I have a super expensive, fancy-schmancy, apps filled smart phone to kill my utter boredom~

I can't really communicate with the locals as I am lost in Translation...
So the best I could do is just, SMILE...

But they do have a pretty good side though...
Imagine having THIS in ur backyard!


I mean, this is pure bliss~
Untouched by human's dirty hands...

DAY 2: Sunday

The family decided to have a picnic at a nearby river called Sekayu.
It was only a 20 minutes drive away & we brought packed foods from home...

NOW I know why am I ALWAYS hungry! look at Mama!!!


with my stepdad's youngest niece

While waiting for my stepdad to pick us up at the river's entrance, there was a bunch of Mat Remps ( U know what I mean~) next to us.
I was eating ice cream & all of a sudden there is a not so tall Remps came up to me and say:
"Nak sikit boleh?"

in a thick Ganu's accent that I struggled to understand at first.
My reply was:
"What the HELL???"

They all burst out laughing and said that I was "Skipping" English...
PFFFFTTT!!!

I HATE Mat Remps!!!

We packed immediately after arriving home & head out to my uncle's house in Kemaman...

Day 3: Monday
It's working day In Terengganu but my uncle went to his office only for a while to punch card & took us for breakfast. Luckily he is the boss!

U can't never come to Terengganu & NOT eat Nasi Dagang!
That will be the biggest sin~
=P
guess what this is?? it is actually Tapai wrapped in Rubber leaves!

Then he took us to the best Kepok Lekor ( as the locals call it ) in town to buy some souvenirs.
U can contact them if u want~
;)

Frrrresh from the pot!

After all that, we finally headed home to K.L & arrived at about 3 p.m
Eventhough I had to spend half of my journey flattening my rear end in the car, but it was very enlightening & exciting...

Wouldn't mind coming again!

Na Na Na Na Na... GANU KITEE~

Healthy is Wealthy!

Posted by miera angela , Wednesday, April 27, 2011 7:03 AM

To some people, the so-called 'healthy foods' are tasteless & unappealing ...
But being the weird me, I LOVE healthy foods!
Not just because it is good for my body but just because I dislike greasy & overly preserved stuffs...
Well, perhaps I'm used to it to because my Mama will feed us balanced & nutritious meal since we were kids.
So to me, fruits & veges are my BFF~
;)

Spreading the words to my friends & families are my favourite past time coz i am very VERY good at convincing people..
But I won't recommend them stuffs that I myself don't love...

So my latest recommendation is this:

Akak bought it first & when I first tried it, its fireworks!
SEDAP tau!!

Very fulfilling & great as a snack too!
I personally prefer the Fruits infused ones because obviously it tastes better than the plain cereal~

Now I even managed to influenced bunch of male co-workers to tried it & they are shocked at the unexpectedly good taste!

You can also follow the 14-days programme if u wanna lose some inches around ur 'fluffy' tummy..
;)


NOTE:
I am SO not paid for this post.
But wouldn't that be splendid!
;p

Strangers, Again...

Posted by miera angela , Monday, April 25, 2011 8:47 AM



A friend of mine actually send this in my FB's inbox...
So I thot of sharing because I think everyone can relate to this in their life~

No matter in which stage U are, there will only be 2 endings:
1. Marriage or
2. Break up

So cherish it while it lasts~


By the way,
the girl in the video is Super HOT!!!

;)

Weekend Escapade

Posted by miera angela , Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:19 AM

This is my first free night since almost last week. So pardon me for the late update...Been too busy with work or enjoying myself~
=p

Last weekend was our buddy, Nazrin's last weekend before going back to Scotland...
So we decided to spend every precious minute with him during the weekends.

On Friday, our friend Alia invited me, Fatso, Nazrin & naz's cousin to a Brazillian themed Capoeira party at Monash U in Sunway.

I rushed home straight from work just to get ready & be there in time. May May even volunteered to help me with my hair~
(Actually this is my first time styling my hair because whenever I tried to style it, It won't last coz my hair is dead straight!)

So, hair's done,
Heels up,
And I am ready to PAR-TAY!

NO! I'm no vampire...blame the flasher!

if u could notice, i bend my knees just so that Fatso will look taller than me~ AHAKS!!!

We arrived quite late there & all the foods were already gone!
Malaysians & free foods...
*sigh*

The performance was brief & looks unprofessional coz all they did is shake their barely there 'ASSETS' in front of people's faces & that is it!
I bet i could do better~
=p
But the music is OH-SOME!
It lasted all night long & I finally got to show my dance moves ( my first time, again...)

After all of the fats burned, we decided to chow in some good Burger Oblong in Kampung Melayu Subang. We chatted & chatted until wee hours about the good ol' days back in school~
(Although I'm not in the same school as theirs)

Then on Saturday, I spend the whole day helping Fatso doing his Design coz supposely he got his final submission on Monday.
-__-"

Later that night all of us had a sleepover at Naz's place while me & Alia helped Fatso did hi work.
(such a lucky guy!)

The thing when being at Naz's place is, U will never be underfed coz there will always be foods & drinks around the clock!
(there goes my diet~)

He even brought some Scottish produce for us!
;)
super YUM!

We had planned to go cycling for quite some time so we went on Thursday at Bukit Cerakah.
As we arrived, there are oceans of people there. Not really know what is the occasion but oh boy, there is many!

We even had to wait for almost 2 hours just to get our bike!
(due to the 3 pages waiting list)

Its ashamed that Fatso refuse to come with us even after much persuasion because he claimed to be busy with work (eventhough I know he'll end up sleeping~)

I had to pick a gear-less bicycle just because it is the only one with basket for me to put my bag in.

But oh me oh my..
Going up the hill is HELL!!!!!
I regretted my decision every single second going up that steep hill for one full HOUR!
T__T

my GEARless bike!


pole dancing with Mr.Porcupine

makanlah buah buahan tempatan

Even my butt is still sore from all of that cycling~

I just hoped that Naz enjoyed himself & brings back good memories to Scotland...

See you in August Nazrin!

Commitments

Posted by miera angela , Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:00 AM

Adulthood = COMMITMENTS

Most people will relate it more towards relationships but to me, it is everything about being an adult....
And commitments will also mean one thing and ONE thing only:
$$$$$$$$$$

And I realised all of this after I started working when I often get headaches every month calculating my budgets.

To me, I personally prefer to call them OBLIGATIONS...
Because I have to oblige to it every single month (or I hoped so)

Family,
Study Loans,
Petrol,
Tolls,
Bills, Bills, BILLS!

I am not whining, coz like I mentioned before, OBLIGATIONS comes with ADULTHOOD..
All I need to do is to prepare myself for more invasions of obligations in the near future ~

Like my Dad always said, what most important is that U must have a saving to protect yourself during unexpected events (just in case)

Roadtrip: Manjung YOB!

Posted by miera angela , Monday, April 4, 2011 7:33 AM

Eventhough I was born in Taiping, Perak but i rarely set my foot in the state...
(blame it on the distance)

So everytime I have the chance to go there, I would always hop on for the ride.
Like last weekend when May May ( my house, room & office mate) asked me to follow her back home in Manjung, I was super EXCITED!

We head out on Saturday morning & arrived at about noon...
Watched TV while May was finishing some work that she needed to e-mail out ASAP.
Then, something hairy came to me...

meet RIO! (say HI!)

May's cat is SUPER cute & fluffy && super gedik too!
He will lie down straight away after U touch it... (gedik sangat KAANN??)

After a delicious lunch ( credits to May's mummy cooking skills) we decided to head out to Ipoh for some tour at the mall~
*YEAAAYY!!!*
We went to Jusco Kinta City (my first time there)
As usual, bla bla bla SALE bla...
So I gotta do what i had to~
SHOPPING!!!!
:p

Got some grrreat cheap stuffs and then we headed out to the foodcourt to fuel up our body back on track.

May May & her Mummy pig-ing out (BOY, don't they eat!)

And then, I discovered this!

honeydew ice jelly (SUPERB!)
Well, actually May May did...
hehehehe...

Went back to Manjung that evening & May wanted to make her specialty dish:
Seafood Lasagna!
Now That is something I never tasted before...


TADAA!!!
May May's seafood lasagna! YUM YUM!!!

On Sunday
May's dad brought some gifts from her Granny's house...

lelong lelooonngg!!! FREE durians...

I had to stand the smell all the way to Shah Alam & the odour is still there until NOW!!!
@__@


After lunch, May taught me how to drive on her manual car...
Driving is HARD!!!
The car barely moved 10 meters!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
*self-ashamed*

On the way back at Bidor, I saw some stalls selling famous local fruits so I knew I just had to buy those juicy & succulent fruits!!!

look at that beaming round face!

We safely arrived in Shah Alam at around 8 & i suddenly had the cravings for some Pak Li's toast since we were in Manjung.. So poor May had to drive me there just for this!


Pak Li's Kaya & Butter toast!

Thank You May May & her family for being so kind & generous to me while I was at their home~
<3<3