Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Current update - 28/2/06

Read: American Indian Myths and Legends, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Reading: Chronicles of the Chinese Emperors by Ann Paludan, Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton
CD: none
Favorite song: can't think of any
Playing: Luxor
Watching: The Drew Carey Show, The 4400, Apprentice 4, American Idol 5, Monk, West Wing, Arrested Development and America's Next Top Model 4

No. of times asked if I have a boyfriend: 7
No. of times asked when I will get married: 23 (approx)
No. of times asked when I will have kids: 2

I know I haven't put up anything this month but I honestly didn''t know what happened in February. I was busy with the part-time job, I realized that I don't do enough reading, my book collection is piling up (and going to the Times warehouse sale didn't help either), I didn't even do my Oscar forecast. I got almost all of the nominated movies, but I only get to see Brokeback Mountain, Transamerica, Walk the Line (which I love by the way, yay! Reese!) and halfway through Good Night, and Good Luck.

My nights, if I'm not working, are mostly filled with watching TV or playing Luxor. Now that American Idol is on 3 times a week with 2 hours on two of those nights, my time gets even more limited to blog. When I'm not watching TV, I'll be playing Luxor. I am so hooked on the game. I was stuck at level 8 I think last month and this month I just can't seem to get through what I thought was the second last level (turned out it was the last stage). So, now I've graduated form Luxor and ready to get on with my life, which may include playing the next game I got Image hosting by Photobucket.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Having three public holidays back to back was bittersweet for me. On one side, it was soooooo easy to get to work, you cannot imagine how easy it was. Well, maybe this visualization might help.

It makes working during the holidays not so bad after all. And parking is such a breeze and cheap. But then, that cruisin' feeling stopped the moment I stepped out on the sales floor.

Day 1 was fun. It was a Friday, just like any other Friday at the store. I just came back from my off day I was hyped and ready to serve customers with the best smiles.

Day 2 still ok. The place was busy in the early part of the day. After 8pm, we had the place all to ourselves.

Day 3. Gong xi fa cai! We were swamped with non-Malaysians and most of them I'm sorry to say are non-buyers.

Day 4. The crowd picked up a bit. More buyers this time. My level of enthusiasm was just enough to still give courteous services to some annoying customers. A bit sleepy because my shift ended at 10pm and voila! 10 hours later I'm back.

Day 5. Stampede!

Day 6. Happy Birthday KL! I thought it wouldn't be so crowded today but I guess that's just wishful thinking. The people starts coming in at about noon and it seems like they will never leave. I feel that the store should put a bouncer at the door.
Too many people! Cannot come in! Are you here to buy or what! Just looking? Just browsing? GET OUT! What's that with you? Your kids? No people under 3 feet allowed!

One hour to go, my enthusiasm was running thin, my patience was running out and I my smiles began to wane. By the end of the shift, the people are still there and I'm....
Just enough to pick myself up and get myself home.

There's my holidays for you. I'm off for two days after this so happy working for you.