Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Sun has Come Out

It has been so cold that when the sun came out last weekend, I was happily basking in the glorious heat. I felt like a cat... hehe... When we first came out here, we were happy to be feeling all the cold but as it eventually got colder, I began missing the sun. So, when the sun came out and beamed into my bedroom, I was just happy to just lay there.

The forecast says that for the next 5 days temperature will range from 18 to 11 degrees but sadly, it has been 13 the whole day today.....

I hope the sun stays, please don't take my sunshine away.

Fresh Seafood

The seafood here is very fresh and quite affordable. It's so fresh that fish and prawns are still flipping and flickering as they display it for you. The crabs and crayfish are still trying to climb out of the baskets they are put in. Actually, the longer I stood there and looked at this futile seafood escape, I felt quite sorry for them and momentarily considered going vegetarian.

So I walked the feeling off. We had gone to the market that morning looking to buy prawns. I was going to cook nasi lemak and prawn sambal. After getting my pack of flickering prawns, I was thinking, how on earth was I going to cook the prawns while they are still alive and kicking and all?? MBB assured me that by the time we get home, they'd be goners anyway. Oklah, or so I thought....

After putting away all the barang barang I had gotten at the market, I started on the prawns. I pored them all out into a big bowl to de-shell them. As i picked one up and was about to pluck it's head off, it's little feet started moving!! Then some of the ones in the big bowl also started to move the long strand on their heads. Oh, I wanted to die......

I yelled for MBB to put the prawns back into the freezer. He just smiled and gave me a very amused look. So no nasi lemak and prawn sambal till the prawns are good and dead!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

No Rain

That song by Blind Melons comes to mind. I need a favour. Please let there be no rain today and tomorrow. Please let there be some sun today and tomorrow. Please let there be peace today and tomorrow. Please let us have today and tomorrow. Thank you, much is appreciated.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I need to go plant shopping. I also need to find a pretty throw to well, throw on my sofa. It's a leather couch, so it gets cold.


On a Happier Note

Happy Birthday To Me!!!!

May all my dreams and wishes come true....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Something Not So Nice

I know I get upset and angry quite easily and when I get angry, my mean streak shows. As I welcomed the new year in a different country, a different world, I made a pact with myself to try to substantially reduce this horrid streak of mine. My arguement was that I was in a different place, emotionally, geographically so why not right?

I also found myself in a better place in my faith. That and the fact that it was freezing calmed me down somewhat. I was less agitated and my temper was sweeter. I was more tolerant, more patient, more forgiving in almost every aspect of my life. This, I'm glad to announce has been going on up till 2 days ago.

2 days ago I received a call from a friend, telling me of a situation that has arisen back home. As the story unfolded, I felt a lot of hatred and disgust and loathe for this person. I mean, how jantan are you that you choose to attack me when I'm not even in the same country?? How man are you to criticize me when you were so busy trying to suck up to me when you perceived that I had power?? Do you realise that you are doing to this friend exactly what you did to me last year when the other man left??

Let me tell you this. Why are you so afraid to have me back? Why are you trying so hard to make me look bad? Whatever your reasons, and I know you have plenty, well, excuses more like it, I DO NOT CARE. Practice what you preach. Take up the challenge. May the kids benefit while you're at it. Don't just be all talk lah. But I know that that is all you are. TALK.

Let me just tell you. It is the likes of you that give Malay men a bad name. You hide behind the religion. You hide behind you supposedly dignified exterior. I think my landlord's dog has more dignity than you lah.

I am trying to wipe out hate and revenge from my heart because it makes me a small person and impedes me from moving on with my life and I have been successful up to 2 days ago.Today, I am willing to sacrifice my resolution. Just for you. I will move on with my life, I know. But as surely as the sun will rise, I am sure that I HATE YOU.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

My Little Greenies Part 2

Remember my little greenies that gave me a sense of comfort when I was feeling down? They're gone!!!!! We left them there when we moved with the intention of picking them up later as we were only checking out on the 6th. So when we went over today, which is the 5th, to collect my little greenies, I was so sad to find that they are gone!!!!!!!

I can always buy new ones I know, but those 2 were growing so well.....

Sunday, February 03, 2008