Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Greetings from Jakarta

Hi all, I'm finally back in the loop. Chinese New Year was a quiet one this year, mainly because we were not supposed to celebrate according to our traditional Chinese culture, and we were not allowed to visit friends or relatives either. Candyman had 6 meals within the first 24 hours that he was in KL, so did I. We've put on so much weight by eating non-stop and planting our arse in front of the TV and slept 12 hours a day.

I'm now in Jakarta, a place that I gave up for Boracay last year. The weather here is weird, I got up to clear blue sky, put on my bikini and sunscreen and came out of the bathroom to the sound of rain brushing against our window. Damn, my effort of trying to reach my mid back! So I ordered room service and the sun came out to say hello again while I was waiting for my food. Gonna wait for a little before I jump into the pool as I'm so stuffed right now.

I was told that I can't walk on the streets here because there's no footpath. Candyman was right. I was told that I should only take Blue Bird or Silver Bird taxi here as others are absolutely unsafe. Wei Liang was right. I was told that I shouldn't wear shorts and sleeveless when I go out alone in Jakarta, I've not proven it right or not. Gonna go get myself some J.Co doughnuts in the evening to see if they are really better than Krispy Kreme like I was told by many. There's no queue here, compared to the ridiculous at-least-an-hour line in KL or Singapore.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Mum, don't judge the price by its colour.

My Bad Boyfriend thinks we talk too much on the phone, yet when I don't call for too long, he calls me the Bad Girlfriend. And if he doesn't call for long enough, I go crazy. I don't know how many calls a day is appropriate but when I need to speak with him, I do expect to get him -full stop- Yes, I'm a psycho girlfriend, like he said.

Didn't end up going out tonight. Was pretty flat out from shopping with family. Shopped enough to make myself happy but less than what I usually do. I think I'm more frugal these days, don't laugh because I seriously think so. I do care about the price tags. However, the main reason for not shopping much today was because... the stuff was pretty crap.

Was suppose to meet up with EVERYONE at Velvet tonight but changed my mind although I was already dressed and made up. Didn't want to be the drink-and-drive idiot and taking a taxi wasn't an option for me tonight. So I piked out and spent time with mum in front of the TV instead.

I broke a pair of cutesy bright yellow sandals as soon as I got to Starhill yesterday... and my mum threw it away without checking with the cobbler if they can be fixed, aaarrrgghhhh!!!!

So I left my car with Marriott's valet, half-running towards Jogoya because I was, as usual, late. Peee-aak. The left strap gave way. It was impossible for me to walk in them but I could press my foot firmly onto the base and glide them against the ground, but that took forever for me to get there. So the very angry me grabbed my left sandal, and walked barefoot to and into the restaurant, how unglamorous? Pffftt!

I got up this afternoon, telling mum how stupid I looked and she said "yeah, I know, I saw your shoes at the door, I've ask the maid to throw it away."

"What? Where are they? Bring them back! They are not cheap shoes, I'll try to get them fixed"

"Huh? Expensive? Shit..."

Mum asked maid A, A asked maid B, B told mum that they are gone forever, rubbish was collected before I got up. Holy shit, why is my mum soooo smart today? Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhh!!!!!! I don't care, I'm putting a new pair of cutesy not-cheap flat sandals on mum's credit card, if I can find one.

By the way, maid C arrives today. Pleasant young girl with afro hair *giggle non-stop*