Sunday, March 25, 2012

Drunk before lunch..House-hunting in KL....

So i've been house-hunting for condos/apartments in KL (around sentul area) the past 2 months...planning to buy a place near HKL so that it'll be more convenient to get to work when i'm back in KL for the next 2 far i've seen the Orchid Condo...and my family checked out The Tamarind for me...they loved the place...i found the parquet floor slightly disturbing (does not fit my idea of a luxury condo, hehe)...don't get me wrong, i'm not looking for a luxury condo...that place is way beyond my budget anyway...but the slum that i live in has parquet floor...see what i mean?

So yesterday, since my aunt came over and i was free, so we decided to contact some real estate agents to view some condos that i liked...could have had started our house-hunting earlier, had i not been drinking the passionfruit cognac-vodka which my bro introduced to me...i drank half a glass of those poison and gee, i was drunk before lunch...took me about 2 hours to get my head cleared so that i could drive properly...

One of the agent called me back and we scheduled to view Viva Residency at 430pm...went to Sri Petaling for late lunch and picked Pei we found our way to Jalan Ipoh...saw the units...i quite liked the concept...loved the wide main doors...but the price was over the budget...then the agent took us to see some other condos which i didn't plan to see coz he had to rush off to meet other we tagged along...

He took us to some place near Gombak, Alam Puri condo...real nice and classy...loved the all white concept...but hated the's quite discriminating to plus-size's as if the door is saying: no entry for ppl > 100kg...but the facilities were quite nice...then we went to view's a new place...also had an all-white concept...the units are comfortably spaced..and the shower heads are those rain-shower type (totally like)...loved the lap has sundecks at the pool...and the gym is has a mini-theater/karaoke room...and the icing on the cake...the sky terrace...lovely view of KL...nice place to have an evening drink while watching the sunset...too bad, can't, i may never have the time for an evening drink anyway...

There were a mother and son who were viewing 1sentul as well...they looked like well-off i was teasing Pei that she should have gotten to know the guy (seems a few years older than her)...coz his mom was getting the condo for him...that's one less headache for Pei if she ends up with that guy, hahahahaha....

Anyway, finally we could go and view Rivercity, which was the one that i kinda have an eye on...coz the unit is spacious...and the price is affordable...and it's just 10-15 mins from HKL...the first thing that greeted my eyes as we drove up the entrance was a couple of skimpily-clad girls walking out from the condo...Pei and i looked at each other and, oh the call girls live here...saw another couple of them as we went into the condo...and the agent told us that yea, some of the units are rented out to call girls...not surprising since there's a huge night club just outside the condo...

Anyhow, saw the unit that i was interested in...the design's a bit strange coz at the entrance, there're 2 leading to the living hall...another to the kitchen...which i find quite amusing...i liked the interior...and the master bedroom's bathroom...has a 100 points :)...the lap pool's quite well-maintained...they also have a gym...the agent said there shouldn't be problem looking for tenants when i want to rent it out...sounds good huh?

well, bro said i should wait till after june coz the market price might come down...and i also need to see if i passed my exam or not...anyway, it was a fun house-hunting session...would have been a whole lot more fun if my state of finance isn't a limiting factor of choice...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Back for Cam's ROM...and Elaine the paediatrician...

So this is my 2nd time back in KL this month...this was quite an impromptu trip back home a msg from Cam about 2 weeks back telling me her ROM would be on 26/ news i've heard so far this happy for her...she's getting married!! so among us '3 sekawan' i.e. Jess, Cam and i, i'd be the only single girl in the group after 26/3...guess we've had always knew that i would be last among us to be married, if at all, hehe...

Just landed in KL this evening...Pei came to pick me up from KL Sentral and we went to Mid Valley for dinner...had japanese food at Sushi Tei...coz Sushi Zanmai had a ridiculously long queue...then we went to MPH to look for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'...didn't find it there...then we went to Borders and they didn't have it there as well...crap...

So went back...while in the car, suddenly received a msg from Elaine...saying she passed her exam...2 good news in a month (March isn't going to be a bad month after all) now she has officially joined the world of proud of her!! and i told Pei, my friend's a paediatrician now...and i'm still a loser...sigh...oh well, at least i can share my friend's joy and success and be happy for them...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Defying Gravity...

Thursday was a mixture of drama and miracle...some idiot decided to create Everests out of anthills...and i was the unwitting scapegoat...suddenly i just felt like i've had enough of all this stupidity...all this politics and hypocrisy...can't help thinking that i should stir up trouble so that i have an excuse to quit...

And i woke up on Friday morning from a dream...which normally would have sent shivers down my spine and caused me to wake up screaming, crying and soaked in sweat...i dreamt that i failed my exam...instead i actually felt relieved and happy...i felt that it was a good sign...if i failed my exam then i have a good reason to quit...yea, screw it!! i'm outta here...

And then i opened my FB and saw a friend's link with one of the song from WICKED: the's the song by Elphaba, "Defying Gravity"...when she started to fly...and i could relate to she was such a nice and loving person but was used by the establishment and when she rebelled, they outcast her and labelled her 'wicked'....when i first watched the musical and heard Rachel Tucker sang this song at Apollo Victoria Theatre, tears were flowing down from my was so touching and inspiring....

And i listened to it again...this time, the rock version by Kerry Ellis...thought it was great for dancing...the energy and spirit were so inspiring...and i checked out the lyrics...the song lyrics and the lyrics from the musical are slightly different...but both versions still made my spirit want to break free...anyway, sharing the Kerry Ellis rock version here (though i think Rachel Tucker is a better Elphaba):

And here are the lyrics:

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by
The rules of someone else's game
Too late for second guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap

It's time to try defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you can't bring me down

I'm through accepting limits
Cos someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But til I try I'll never know
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well if that's love it comes at
Much too high a cost

I'd sooner buy defying gravity
I'm way up high, I'm defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you won't bring me down

My future is unlimited
And I just had a vision
Almost like a prophecy
I know
It sounds truly crazy
And, true, the vision's hazy
But I can see it
I can feel it
I swear I'll be so high
yeah yeah

So if you care to find me
Look to the western sky
As someone told me lately
Everyone deserves a chance to fly
And if I'm flying solo
At least I'm flying free
To those who ground me
Take a message back from me
ah yeah

It's time to try defying gravity
I'm way up high, I'm defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you won't bring me
You won't bring me down

Here's to standing up for your rights/faith/beliefs/convictions!!! time to break free and defy gravity!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

In KL on the day of LeeHom's concert but....

I officially have a 'hate' feeling for my masters programme now...and don't anybody come telling me that i need to sacrifice a lot for my masters programme now so that i'd have a better future...first up, i don't even know if i'd live long enough to have a better future at the rate things are going...and God knows i'm sacrificing enough of my life for this stupid programme...why? you ask...

1. if it's not for masters, i wouldn't have to be in KL on the day of LeeHom's concert but yet can't stay to watch his concert...don't get me wrong, i was ready to sacrifice and not go for LeeHom's concert tomorrow...i knew i had to be on call one of the days this weekend...but then i was forced to go to KL for a day just to bloody present an 8-minute presentation and have to rush back to be on call the next's just plain cruelty....urgh!!!!

2. if it's not for masters, i won't have to give up my travelling hobby...i can't bloody plan a holiday now coz my life is so bloody Greek September is currently on hold indefinitely...i don't mind if i have to give up my travelling hobby for my family (but look at no. 3)...

3. if it's not for masters, i wouldn't have to be a high risk primigravida at 36...assuming that i do bloody graduate at 34, managed to get myself married by then and still have about 2 years of honeymoon period with my hubby...i know a lot of ppl get married and have kids during their masters...but i'm not 'a lot of ppl'...i can't do it...for me, it's one or the other...i don't want to give divided attention to my children...

And exactly since when is 'sacrificing your life' a criteria to fulfill when doing your masters programme? who bloody made that a criterium? is life as it is not hard enough for us?

Ok, i just needed to get the rage out of my system...i know i really shouldn't complain too much...after all, my life has taken on a new beginning with the start of the new year...yup, i'm officially in a relationship now...yes, with a man...i may be bi-curious, but i don't think i've developed gay tendencies...i love my man...and he's totally head over heels in love with me...and i really do thank God that despite the circumstances i'm in, He has brought love into my life...

The only thing is this, my man is working so far away now...and we'll probably only get to see each other on a 3 monthly interval...and come next year (assuming we're still together), i don't know exactly when would be the date of our anniversary...hehe...oh, to be in love and not to be close to your beloved...such agony!! and the longing to be in your beloved's arms once more...bittersweet....Lord, please let him come home soon....