Friday, December 29, 2006

Mix Mingle & Match, among friends

Thurs 28 Dec 2006

Went for the Mix, Mingle and Match party at Attic. It happens every Thursday but I’ve yet to attend any despite the smses every week. I need to create totally new circles, and not just extend my circle of friends. New people whom I don’t know and are linked to me by a minimum of 3 degrees of separation. Fat chance that’s going to happen in KL, huh?

When I arrived, I realized that I already knew 70% of the people there. Where does one go to meet new people?! Maybe I should get out of town for a bit.

On the way back, stopped by at Somo for one drink and to see who was there. Saw Jeremy Viva and had a drink with him. Then also saw Simon Notti Skunk’s FiancĂ© and had a drink with him and his friends. Then Fairy comes along and we ended up playing Chor Tai Ti with Ken and Vincent till way past closing.

Somo is now my official neighbourhood bar / second home.

Christmas Eve 2006

Sun 24 Dec 2006

Had one of the most amazing meals in this entire year tonight. After several days of indecision, Marsupail and I finally settled on Christmas Eve dinner at Somo which was such a wise choice. The set meal consisted of a sparkling wine, soup, sashimi, sushi, roasted lamb, kobe beef, ice cream with brandy, red wine and a handful of other dished. All for only RM160. Such fantastic value. By the 6th course, Jas, Marsupial and I were totally stuffed. We stayed for the countdown where Andrew was on the bar screaming at everyone. Then there were hugs and kisses and clinking of glasses all round.

Agnes and i all Christmassy!

Sorry Andy for telling u that u r tall and cute 17 times (apparently). But you are very tall..... And cute. Keke!

Ken and i ..... getting there.
Ken, Fairy and i looking very pei.After that we went off to a pool party at Jalan Gasing. One of the most mellow Christmases I’ve experienced but nice nonetheless.

Saatchi Christmas Party

Mon 18 Dec 2006

Saatchi’s Christmas Party! Needless to say, it was drunken, outrageous and fun. Let the pics tell the story.




Monday, December 18, 2006

Isabelle Halle's Baby Shower

Sunday 17 Dec 2006

Baby shower for my unborn god daughter, Isabelle Halle Ng _____ _____ (undecided if there’s gonna be a Chinese name)!

Haven’t seen Fruitcake for quite a while too. But for someone who’s due in 1 month, she really isn’t that big nor put on that much weigh. Bet she’s happy about that despite a long list of other gripes.

I do miss my partner in crime. But then again in 1 month, we’ll have a new little person to Convert, Corrupt and Conquer! And train her up to take on the world.

I created some games and thru that, found out that one can get very high very quickly on very little alcohol if one drinks it thru a baby bottle, complete with teat.

Marsupial and I had like a shot each and could feel it already. This is so amazing. And a very cheap way to get high too. Instead of half a bottle of Chivas, we can like do just a few shots instead!

Fruitcake and Ed bought a Maclaren baby stroller. It comes with a warranty and can take weight of up to 50kg. So I product tested it. Just in case, for lil Isabelle’s sake ………

Notti Skunk's Hen Night

Saturday 16 Dec 2006

Notti Skunk is finally getting married! Will have to leave out the naughty, raunchy pics from the hen night .... so here's a decent one instead taken at the start of the night. Hehehe.

Bubbles on Bubbles?

Saturday 16 Dec 2006

Lola & Audrey both got tattoos (Audrey got 2, 1 on the wrist & 1 on her ankle, that crazy girl). Went to give them moral support but got fairly traumatized myself tho surprisingly, I wasn’t as freaked out as I thought I would be.

Lisa, one of the tattoo artist at Borneo Ink, was the one who did the Bubbles tattoo for Eddy. Hmmmm ….

I’ve toyed with the idea for years but have never found a design which I really really liked, a design I won’t get sick off after a year. And I am Bubbles after all….. Hmmmm ….

Sin Cyn and Lola even said that they’ll get me a tattoo for my birthday! Hmmm …

Bubbles Tattoo on Eddy

Friday 15 Dec 2006

Happy birthday Eddy! At the party, he showed me the Bubbles tattoo on his ankle!

(Logan said, many years ago, that he’ll get a Buttercup tattoo but I doubt that that’s going to happen, especially now)

His friend, Puven, has ALL 3 of the Powerpuff Girls on his ankle!

So this got me thinking …….

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Lord Don't Slow Me Down

Marsupial got tickets for a rather interesting movie last night. It’s a rockumentary (no that’s not a typo) film, on Oasis' Don't Believe The Truth world tour which took place from May 2005 to March 2006 I heard that it was shot on a Nokia N Series (the promo buntings even had the N Series logos) but when I caught the cameraman on the reflection of a mirror, it was a videocam.

It was an interesting show. Very Brit so not everyone may be able to appreciate. Lotsa F-ing and blinding by Liam and Noel and the gang so there were many moments of silence during the movie. There was even a shot of a girl exposing her boobs in the crowd during on of the concerts. Hehe.

Wikepedia says that: Various fans-only private screenings have been taking place in November 2006 and an edited version of the film was broadcast on Channel 4 in Britian. A future cinema release is yet to be confirmed, however, it was confirmed by Radio DJ Billy Sloan at the Glasgow screening that the film would be released on DVD in 2007.

I rather enjoyed it tho I did get a headache at the end. Watching 95 mins of hand held filming does do your head in. Didn't get the connection of the title and the show. Also, only Oasis fans would enjoy it. Marsupial fell asleep! Prob a good idea for them not to go commercial with this.

However, I don’t understand it from a branding point of view. If Nokia N Series sponsored it, there was no product placement in the show. And no credits either after the show. The only time I saw it was on a bunting outside the cinema. And how does Junk magazine benefit from sponsoring the show? Not much visibility for the mag during the screening either.

Think the plot was lost somewhere in there. At least it did make me feel like going off to buy Oasis’ latest album.

Waffle & Snuffle's Night of Destruction

Waffle and Snuffles. That’s the name I gave to 2 of Sin Cyn’s rabbits I was fostering for a few days. I let them loose on the balcony and they were happily hopping here and there, jumping into on flower pot filled with dirt to reach to another pot to eat the leaves. They’re pretty cute creatures especially when they stand on their hind legs and their front paws hang down in front of them while their faces are tilted upwads sniffing the air.

As night came, I transferred them to the bathroom as the rain was coming. And I don’t think bunnies like being wet.

The next morning, I opened the bathroom door. The rabbits panic and started to scamper all around the bathroom. U won’t believe how much shit 2 rabbits can produce in a matter of 8 hours. It was every where! There were more than 100 balls of shit! Good thing its hard pellets so it’s not so yucky. But they spilt some water so there were mainly round balls of shit but also wet sludgy shit flying all over the bathroom! I panic and quickly shut the door less they run out and I sat on the toilet bowl with my knees to my chin for about 5 minutes till the running slowed and they calmed down.

I sat there for another 3 minutes in horror, at the mess they created. Especially after the running around like bunnies on speed with their hind legs kicking up everything in their path. Not only was the place literally filled with shit of various consistencies but they also nearly chewed thru the measuring tape, tipped over the contents of the waste bin and chewed thru a box of waxing strips (good thing they didn’t manage to unstick the strips or Sin Cyn will be left with very bald rabbits).

Needless to say, I returned the rabbits promptly.

Still need a dog. No another animal can substitute a creature as loving, loyal and responsive.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Red Kebaya

Was warned by several people to watch Red Kebaya with an open mind, but only if I must. Somehow even several bad reviews did not daunt me. Perhaps it was the interesting trailer or that I like to support certain local productions.

So Sin Cyn, Pit Pete, Michelle Shell and I went to watch it.

I felt that it was a nice story about love, friendship and finding your roots. The story’s pace was slow but not so slow that you’ll fall asleep and get bored. The pace was just nice to tell the story that needs telling. The house in which it was set in was absolutely gorgeous. The overall acting was not bad. Some bits were rather funny.

Apart from some bad acting from some minor roles, and some conversation which was too obvious, I rather enjoyed the show. And so did everyone we went to watch with.

Maybe its all to do with your mind set before you watched the show. Everyone told us it was crap. One even went to the extent of saying that that it’s not worth the RM1 parking ticket to go there, much less the ticket itself.

Whatever it may be, I liked it. The only thing I didn’t agree on was the title. As Yasmin rightly pointed out, it should have been Blue Kite. Hahaha!

So my take it, go watch it. And not only to support the Malaysian film industry. It’s a good movie.

Seems like a few people in the office wanna watch Cicakman. A few of my other friends are interested too. It looks real silly and I’m not usually into silly movies. But I’ll give this one a shot. Perhaps it will turn out to be a surprise just like Red Kebaya.

Jom lets watch!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Marshmallow Post It

Someone from the office wants to inflict 'pain' on me! Was away from my desk only to see this Post-It on my monitor.

If you don't know what I'm on about, click

It wouldn't be so bad if he / she wrote the marshmallows after the paper cuts!

Fluffy marshmallows. Soft marshmallows. FLUFFY SOFT MARSHMALLOWS!

Cohiba Siglo VI & Single Malt

I’m really getting into cigar smoking. Smoked a Cohiba Siglo VI and drank single malt whiskey 2 days in a row. Last night at Vintry and the night before at Zeta. And now, a cigarette isn’t as satisfying anymore. Only problem is cigarette breaks in the office don’t last an hour at a time.

An elevation of lifestyle is a dangerous thing. Once you experienced and acquired a taste for the best, it’s hard to clamber back down. Sigh. The more I earn, the more I want and the less money I have in the bank. This is dangerous yet almost everyone falls into this pattern or rather trap.

Yet aspirations and wanting more in life isn’t a bad thing. Just need to find the balance.

I have a friend who buys expensive watches (we’re talking RM50k and above and he’s prob got a dozen) and cars. But is near broke many of the times. I don’t take it to those extremes and thus don’t entirely understand how one is able to do that. Yet many ‘rich’ ppl live like that. For me, that’s just the type of living on the edge that I can without.

Tie Day in a Christmassy Office

Thurs, 7 Dec 2006

The office looks all Christmasy! Looks pretty now but lets see what happens after the office Christmas party in a week.

Tie Day in the office! Thanks Joyboyluv for the tie! Hat Day next week! I love it that the company culture is as such that we can wear whatever we want and play and be loud and get drunk, as long as the work is done and done well. I’m just surprised none of my friends have come to visit me in the office seeing we have free flow of beer here! Coke too, for the non beer drinkers. Bring your own whiskey in case we’ve run out tho. ;)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Wine, Coffee, Hug, Dinner & TV

Too many things happening this evening
There’s a wine drinking session in the office.
Then coffee with a friend.
Then go hug and spend some time with a friend who broke up with his girlfriend.
Then an impromptu birthday dinner
Then how am I gonna get home in time to watch Amazing Race Asia at 9pm?!
I better leave now.

Paper cuts & Marshmallows

Went for a cigarette break and a few of my colleagues are getting tattoos next week.

I often ask ppl how they would describe the pain of getting a tattoo. Some say it’s like an ant bite. Some say it’s like a million ant bites. Adam of the Pillar describes it as “A paper cut. On the tongue”.

Arrrrrgggggh! I’m a very mental person and it’s very hard to get an image out once I’ve conjured it in my head. I can almost feel the pain each time. He told me that a few months ago but the image still pops into my head now and then. The talk about tattoos brought back the image.

So my only remedy is to think of a big, bouncy, fluffy, soft, pink marshmallow on my tongue. No paper cuts. No space for paper in the mouth. Just a big marshmallow.

I still feel a bit of the pain. I feel faint……..

Ice Bar Not Open for Bussiness Yet

Got an sms from Ice Bar the day before last so decided to check it out with Sin Cyn yesterday. The place was open but they weren’t serving drinks yet, there were no chairs and there were blocks of ice in there. The temperature was -15C.

Why would a F&B outlet send out info about the opening of their new place when it’s not ready for customers? They’re off on a bad footing already. Wonder if they can compete with Laundry at the level below.

Saw Gary Foo as I was walking in.

Went to Borders and found that Adam of the Pillar was working there!

Went for dinner and saw Asun at the next table.

Is KL getting smaller? Or do I just know too many ppl? Or is there a serious lack of places to go to? Unfortunately i think its the 3rd option.

Sexy Bathroom with a Studio Apartment

Called the management yet again and they said that my keys will be ready in a day or 2. It’s been way too long and I’m tired of waiting. And the excitement is waning too. Too many calls and visits to the sales office.

As soon as I get keys, I need to do the inspection and get to place semi / furnished. Realtors have come a-calling so I think I can get it rented out quite quickly.

Since I won’t be able to stay there for a month or 2 before renting it as originally planned, I shall content myself with throwing a party and maybe passing out there for the night. Can’t let a stranger live in my brand new place without me first devirginizing / christening / warming the place first!

But of course I rather rent to friends. Who wants a beautiful and sexy bathroom (with see thru glass walls) which comes with a studio apartment with a view of green mountains?

Sweet Full Moon

Odd called me one night.

Odd: There’s a full moon tonight. And I thought of you.
Bubs: Awwww…. That’s so sweet. How come?
Odd: Cos when there’s a full moon, the crazy ppl come out to play.

Thats sweet. By Odd's standards.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Office Blackout = Starbucks

Whenever there’s a blackout in the office, we go out for coffee. No point sitting in the office doing nothing when we can’t work without our PCs or sending emails. This time we were out for lunch when we received calls from the office about the blackout. So we went to the Crocs shop in Damas, tried on the shoes, played with the toys and nearly turned the shop upside down. I bought a pair of pink Mary Janes.

And nearly bought a pair of gold Prima but they didn’t have the right size. Beryl bought a green Off Road, her 7th pair of Crocs.

I love Crocs. They are so funky, so light, has many users and the grip to any surface is so tight. Most ppl can’t comprehend the traction and have fallen down before, me included when I ran around the shop testing the shoe when I bought my first pair of Crocs.

Crocs makes u wanna jump, skip, hop and play.

Like like how wearing a new pair of Nikes makes u wanna till you have the wind in your hair.

Yes the power is back in the office but the mail server is down. Kinda bored. Waiting to go Ice Bar. It opens today. Wonder if the concept is like the one in Spore or overseas.

Do Leprechauns Drink Guiness?

Was reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods last night in bed when I came across a portion about a leprechaun drinking Guinness. Know that both come from Ireland but didn’t know if leprechauns drink Guiness. So when I came to work this morning, I asked the 2 brand managers who handle the Guinness account if they have heard of it. They didn’t so I Googled it. And leprechauns do indeed drink Guinness! I shall be a leprechaun this weekend.

Bad Months for Love

In the last 1 week,

1 friend had a major fight with her boyfriend.
1 friend broke up with his girlfriend.
1 friend had a fight with her fiancée and is on the verge of breaking up and calling off the wedding.
1 friend’s wife left him.
1 friend and his wife got divorced. They have 1 baby girl

It seems like Nov n Dec are bad months for love. My ex and I broke up about this time last year. It was one of the hardest things my heart had to handle in quite a while. There were also a string of break ups and divorces around the same time.

Not sure if it’s due to the stress of the coming holidays. Or approaching a new year compels one to evaluate ones current life and make changes that’s necessary to improve life. Perhaps ppl become complacent in the middle of the year and should there be problems, they tend to ride it out and the unhappiness culminates during the holiday season when everyone is expected to be happy.

I also remember reading a research conducted worldwide that break ups do trend to happen a lot more towards the end of the year.

While I’d like that special someone to spend the holidays with, I guess it’s better than experiencing a break up right about now.

Being single now isn’t gonna be easy. Wallow in misery for a while. Cry your heart out. Find a temporary distraction. But things do happen for a reason and perhaps it’s just not meant to be.

If you need company, be it for coffee, to get drunk or do something fun and silly, anything just to forget or feel happy again, you know who to call.

I would not have survived my last break up was it not for my dearest friends and certain distractions.

Let your heart heal and eventually it will be filled with something or someone better. This is my hope and prayer for everyone.

Hugs and love all round.

Vintage Monte Cristo

I’m not really a wine person. It gives me a mellow high (or maybe it should be called a ‘mellow low’) and makes me sleepy. But when I get home I can’t sleep. Very frustrating.

Single malt whiskey is my drink of choice.

But more and more of my friends are into wine and most of them go to Vintry in D’sara Heights. Was there last night with the watch collectors and purist group. The wine was flowing and we were offered Monte Cristo Vintage cigars. Not sure what’s considered vintage is when it comes to cigars but this one was 7 years old and oh so smooth and yummy. It went well with the wine and the roasted pork.

Didn’t think I’d enjoy cigars but the past 1 year has proven otherwise. Maybe like many good things in life, it’s an acquired taste and after that, you don’t turn back.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Saturday 2 Dec 2006

To help bring "Barnyard" to life, Sun created an 80 terabyte high performance computing (HPC) render farm to generate animated images designed by a model software program. Running 1,200 Sun Fire V40z and Sun Fire V20z x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers powered by AMD Opteron processors, the render farm also includes Sun StorEdge 3510 and 3511 FC arrays, and Qlogic fibre channel switches. The production also utilized the Sun Java Workstation W2100z and Sun 24.1-inch LCD Flat Panel Monitors in its desktop environment to more efficiently edit final film. Allowing the 'Barnyard' production team to focus on its core strength - producing beautifully rendered animated films - Sun Services helped design and deploy the render farm.

No clue what the above means. All I know is that it took 1 week instead of 4 for the production so the movie could be released earlier.

Got tickets from Sun Microsystems to watch Barnyard. They booked all 10 theatres at Cineleisure for Sun customers. The move was at 10.30am. So had to wake up early. Early for a Saturday anyway.

It was pretty entertaining n funny. Rabbits seem to play supporting roles in quite a number of animal animations of late.

The move opens in cinemas 14 Dec 06. Watch the trailer.

Bye Bye Button

Fri 1 Dec 2006

Dunhill relaunched their Dunhill Button as Dunhill D360. Doesn’t ‘Button’ sound so much better? And cuter? I would’ve stubbornly continued to call it Button, had it not been for the dinner. Which was very good in educating the consumers about the reasons behind the name change.

Previously, there wasn’t much diff btw Dunhill Evo and Dunhill Button except for the packaging. And some didn’t see the value in paying 40 sen extra for the Button.

The new D360 has blends of fully imported tobacco from 4 diff countries including Virginia which supposedly has the best tobacco. So it’s a 360 degree product. And it was a nice smoke indeed. An improvement from the Button.

The dinner and pairing of wine was good too. Dunhill is really about style, class and exclusivity. An at this dinner I’d say they pulled it off pretty well.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Corn Sticks Around

I didn’t realize that corn doesn’t digest till I met a girl who refuses to eat anything which shows up as part of its original form in her stool. After that, I was more observant and I found out that there is indeed evidence of the corn.

Still, I wasn’t satisfied so I Googled it and found that corn does digest. But it’s the cover of the kernel that doesn’t get digested. The filling of the kernel does. It comprises mainly of starch (complex carbohydrate) and a little bit of protein, vitamins and minerals.

I had fun finding out that bit of info as well as several other interesting facts. I esp enjoyed a site called The Poo Report. A conversation on the topic ‘Corn in the Poop?’ has been going on for 3 years!

Ppl sure enjoy their shit. I’ve encountered many a dinner conversation which centred around poop. In fancy restaurants sometimes. Yes, its so wrong but it happens.

I met this one guy for the first time and his opening lines were about his shitting habits. Okay I know that’s very off but he was so very funny. Yes we’re still friends.

And one need only look at the Kancil Award entries to know what inspires the creatives to come up with ads or possibly where they come up with their creative ideas.

So, tonight. Eat some corn. See if its still around tomorrow. Enjoy the experiment.

Renting to Penguins

My new studio will be ready soon and i can't wait to collect the keys and do it up! Received several calls from real estate agents enquiring if i wanna rent or sell. I'm planning to rent but if possible, to friends or ppl i know. I would like to stay there myself ....... the place is gorgeous and so is the bathroom. Thats one of the reasons i bought the place. The walls are made of glass. So u can have a bubble bath while watching TV in the room or look out the balcony! But i already have a place so staying there just isn't financially viable. So hopefully i can rent it to a friend so that i get to stay there too sometimes!

Was on MSN with Wijay Friend of the Penguins about who are the best ppl to rent out to. He really has a thing for penguins even tho he pretends he cant stand them. We talk about tenants and he brings in penguins to the conversation. He secretly likes Popo.

aWwSuM says:
looking for either Naga DDB people or a family

aWwSuM says:

unless its a family of demented penguins who are prone to tapdancing cos it would bug the neighbours. the incessant tap tap tap tappity tap tap

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

if popo danced, it would be very silent. he's cute n small n quiet .

aWwSuM says:

apartments mostly don't allow pets. technically that would mean goldfish can't be there either

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

technically. but im sure popo will be allowed. just cos he's so cute

aWwSuM says:


WwSuM says:

s u r e ....

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

yeah really.

aWwSuM says:

only to you and the people who accommodate your madness knowing that to disagree would be to be in trouble.

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

even strangers like popo so it must be normal and okay

aWwSuM says:

people are so nice they'd agree a turd is cute if you presented it well enough... sigh

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

so u saying my presentation is good huh

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

but everyone knows popo is no turd cos they keep on asking where my penguin was when i didnt bring him out

aWwSuM says:

aww geez

aWwSuM says:

as if there weren't enough demented people on the planet, you're going around and infecting them

Bubbles 2 Much Bubbly says:

Corrupt, Convert & Conquer!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Went for the launch of the Valentino boutique at Starhill last night. It was graced by the Italian ambassador, a couple of celebrities and the socialites who go to such events.

Tired of the clubbing scene cos I see the same old ppl. So have started to go to these social events. But after 3 or 4 of them, I realized it’s the same ppl who get invited. Thats how ppl appear in Tatler / Peak / Prestige several times per month.

Need to get out, do something different n meet new ppl. Maybe going to a different city or country would do the trick.

Omega flagship store launch tonight. Bet I’ll see at least half a dozen ppl who were at the Valentino event.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Knackered from shopping

Ow! My ass and inner thighs hurt every time I stand or sit. Shows how much the muscles are being worked just by wearing very high heels. And this is not including the jumping around.

Had coffee with Marsupial, Sweet Jas and Kevin the Random Soy (we came up with this when we could not decide if he should be called Randon Kevin or Kevin Soya Bean) at J&R at Hartamas after lunch. Marsupial paid RM13 for a Portobello mushroom (I like the sound of ‘portobello’). Sure it was quite a big shroom (is ‘shroom’ short for ‘mushroom’?) but its still quite hefty for a fungus.

Sent Zach for a bath when I bumped into my mum there. That was about 4pm. It’s almost 12 now. I just got back. Spent the whole day shopping with her and I’m totally knackered. I’m not a shopping kinda gal and that sport, hobby or whatever some girls call it, stresses me out. But my mum was insistent that she buy me new dresses. Which is a good thing I guess since there are so many events coming up. Plus I wouldn’t usually go shopping unless there’s a dire need for a particular outfit for an occasion.

Unsure if I wanna go for the Valentino party tomorrow. If not, there are loads more to come. It’s year end. Parties abound!

I better go sleep. Long week ahead. But the Man U Chelsea match is happening right now! Think I’ll watch till half time and read Patrick’s live running commentary via sms when I wake up tomorrow.

Night all! And here’s to a great week ahead!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

101 East

Dunhill 101 East party at KL Convention Centre. The night started off a bit slow with a few fashion shows by Zang Toi but then the music started and they started serving whiskey so I was a happy bunny for a while. There weren’t enough ash trays (and this being a smokers event). And I found it very difficult to meet new ppl and to shake their hands or give out cards when u are standing with a cigarette in one hand and a drink in the other. Not to mention the women have handbags to hold on to too.

The saving grace for the event is the amount of good looking ppl there. Honestly and u can’t deny it, the national average for good looking ppl is pretty low esp when it comes to men. That’s why women here have to settle …. Okay that’s a whole diff story which I’ll write about next time. Anyway the national average of a guy is a 4 out of 10. Women is higher but its also cos they have the advantage of make up when they are out in public. But at this event, everyone was an average of 7 and above and I’m excluding the models. I’m convinced BAT screens the guests list before inviting ppl to such events. But I’m also sure that lighting, everyone being dressed up and the alcohol had a lot to do with it too. How many events do u get the see every single guy in a suit. This was one of it. Pity our weather isn’t conducive enough but if a guy is tall and is of medium built at least, a well cut suit will make him look fantabulous.

The door gifts were impressive - Bulgary perfume. And we're not talking vials.

Ended up staying past mightnight after which it was off to Mojo and Ivy after.

Met a guy tonight at the party. We were chatting n drinking when he says “I gotta be honest with u. I have a girlfriend. That’s why I’m acting all weird”. And thereafter proceeds to hit on me. I dun gettit. Does he feel guilty that he wants to hit on me but is attached? And that stating it upfront then hitting on me make it more acceptable. To his own conscience?

Whatever. Brain too tired to analyze. Time for bed.


Kancils 2006

Fri 24 Nov 2006

Dawn, Bubs, Tze Wee, Lola & Audrey at Cafe Flam before the flowing of drinks.
Sai Kit & Nicky after the flowing of drinks. Still at Cafe Flam.
Finally at the Kancils. Michelle and i smoking outside and peering into the hall in case we win and need to run in.
With Audrey in the hall. She's a bit cranky from being drunk, passedout and awoken.
Champagne is flowing. Sin Cyn is happy. Audrey is deciding on her next move.
Michelle not too impressed with Joel's moves
Kancil Awards 2006. The usual. Meet ppl in the industry, very often ex colleagues, exchange cards and hugs. The flowing of alcohol, the breaking of a few glasses, small food fights and scandals here n there. At my first Kancils, I sat at the table looking at everyone and knowing almost no one except from those from my agency. As I moved on, as did everyone else, and as the number of Kancils attended grew, the event was more about networking and catching up with ex colleagues not seen since the last agency or since the last Kancils. Realized that only those in agencies who are winning lotsa awards remain in the hall to cheer and go on stage. Others go outside to smoke or to chat. At my first agency, we were pretty small and neither did we win that many awards. Sitting there looking at the other agencies clanging the plates and jumping on the chairs, I told myself I wanna experience what they are feeling. And at this Kancils, I did. Go Saatchi! The feeling of being in a winning agency and to be in an agency you’re proud of being associated with is a high in itself. Of course the endless bottles of Moet aided in the sense of euphoria. The way the Saatchi tables were drinking, u’d think we were celebrating Agency of the Year even at the onset of the apetizers. But in the end we didn’t win the title but we did come up Top 3. Next year they tell me. And I shall be waiting.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Waist length

My hair is so long now that when i tie it up in a bun on the top of my head, it hurts cos its so heavy. Thinking of cutting it. Like shorter than I've had it every before. Like a bob. But too scared in case i look like crap with short hair despite my stylist reassuring me otherwise. If that happens, i guess i could turn to wigs. Wigs are fun. Better than hiding at home for 6 months i guess.

Marc Google Searcher

Hey Marc! U found my blog! Armed with an email address that's not even registered to this blog and a 12 hour deadline. I don't think I've ever looked till page 31 of any of the Google searches I've made. Good man. Our weekly drinking session starts next week. More Moet and strawberries?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Animal Naming

Lola just walked by, looked at my koala wrist rest and asked me if I've named it. The one time when i don't name my lil creatures, I'm asked whats its name. But i kinda have a system. If they don't talk to me, they don't get a name. No i'm not weird. Lotsa ppl name their toys / furry friends / creatures. Most ppl deny it tho. Just like how Wijay says that his car, Mustard Bastard, does not have a name. Kekeke! So i named his other car - Cyan Diane.

Dymanics at the Conquest of Time

Every now and then you meet new ppl whom you can click with. There’s a certain energy and flow in the conversation whether as a group or one-on-one. You can feel the dynamics of the group as each person brings something different to the table. We were all from different but interrelated industries and seem to have common goals and aspirations even tho we were at different stages of our lives now. It is indeed refreshing from meeting the same faces, doing the same things in the same places.

The night started with Nic’s invitation to the opening of Sincere Watches’ Conquest of Time exhibition at KL Convention Centre. The usual purists were there as well as the usual crowd who moves in these social circles.

We did our rounds. Looked at Omega, Corum, Piguet, Girard Perregaux, Frank Muller and more. Said hi to friends and acquaintances. Hugged. Air kissed some. Pecked some others. Nodded at others. Drank champagne.

Took us a while to complete one round of the hall. Even tho it was a small area, every 5 steps or so, one of us would meet someone we knew.

After the event, we continued the night with food at Chatterbox (??) and later at Sky Bar over a bottle of Moet. I’ve decided that I prefer Bollinger to Moet and don’t fancy Veuve all that much.

The champagne glass designs was pleasing to the eye but as with most pretty things, they aren’t always practical. We had to do some banging and teh tarik action to dislodge the strawberry from the middle of the glass.

It was a dressy but mellow night of fun and good banter. Different from the partying I'm used to but enjoyable all the same.

Eliza, Ben, Marc & Nic,

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful night and I’m looking forward to the pool party, yatch trips and beach holidays. Eliza, u know what to do ;)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Bright Sunshiny Morning

What a gorgeous morning! The downpour last night washed the skies, transformed the city skyline to a string of colourful and twinkly fairy lights to reveal a beautiful today. And not just a typical Malaysian bright, sunny, hot and humid morning either. Today was like a morning in an English countryside. Where the sunshine lights up the world around you. Where the sunrays envelops u in its warm embrace. Makes you want to walk out into a meadow, lie down on the grass, face the blue skies and bask in the sun’s rays. The lighting is sharper thus changing the surroundings and creating a cheerful mood. (No I’m on anything. It really is an amazing day). To everyone, here’s wishing u an absolutely beautiful morning which continues to a wonderful weekend.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Starcom's Directory

Called the general line of Starcom Mediavest to speak to the media buyer. The operator was busy so i got the directory instead. Fair enough. These were the options on the directory:

Press 1 for Finance.
Press 2 for HR, admin and IT.
Press 3 for Others.

Seeing that they are a media agency and media is their core business, shouldn't there be a:
Press 1 for Media?

So i had to press '3' right?

Then i got cut off.


Monday mornings MSNs

It's interesting, some of the conversations you have on an early Monday morning as my MSN conversation with Soon Min Without-a-'G' below illustrates:

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:


soon min says:

did you manage to send any of those questionnaires out? =)

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:


soon min says:

er.. i take that as a no?

soon min says:

haha. dang.... are you still recovering from the weekend?

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

what questionnaire? was i supposed to send something out?

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

no i didnt have that much over the weekend

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

was i drunk?

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

then how come i dun remember?

soon min says:

if you can't remember, that means you were drunk

soon min says:


soon min says:

good indicator

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

eh i REALLY dun remember

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

eh its not me being drunk. u got the wrong girl right

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

oi maybe YOU were drunk. Kakaka!

soon min says:


soon min says:


soon min says:


soon min says:

now you got ME confused!

soon min says:

stop stop stop!

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

now whos the drunk one here?

soon min says:

1) i'm sober 2) you're spreading the drunkenness

Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

so am i. right now anyway. haha ... if only drunkenness can be spread over the net. that would be so cool

soon min says:


Bubbles Brown Brownie says:

so we have no conclusion

soon min says:

um.. the conclusion is: i had no alcohol
soon min says:
so it's impossible for me to be drunk!
Bubbles Brown Brownie says:
so i should forget about the questionnaire?
soon min says:
nono. i still need help

Casino Royale vs Happy Feet

Watched the midnight movie (midnight movie being 0045 at Cineleisure so had to struggle to keep motivations up to watch it) of Casino Royale on Fri w/ Nic. Had lotsa action but didn't follow the usual Bond formula. Not enough cool gadgets. Daniel Craig wasn't suave enough and despite having a great upper body, there wasn't much to look at chest down. And my main gripe, there was too much love and not enough sex. Apparently this Bond movie is to show how Bond got to be the way he is, due to his heart being broken. But that didn't come across either. But overall, it was a fun to watch movie.

And yesterday, went to watch Happy Feet w/ Michelle, Sin Cyn n Pete. That was very entertaining, cute, heart warming, happy and sing a long kinda show. Brought Popo and Nithi Jr and they were dancing along to the music.

Heard on radio on the way to work today that Happy Feet overtook Casino Royale as they opened on the same week. Hahaha!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Adult Playground

Yesterday, I went rock climbing. This time I managed to scale a higher wall and actually followed the colours. Did a wall with 5b grading. One of the easiest but it was after all my second time. Was huffing and puffing and my shoulders and arms really aches right now.

Figured why I still go to Camp 5 despite me not liking climbing that much nor wanting to pursue it seriously nor as a leisurely pastime. It’s cos of the environment of the place! It’s like an adults play ground. There are multi coloured stones on the very high walls with hanging ropes. There’s a huge mattress about 1 feet thick round the small climbing boulders. So I climbed a bit but the bit I enjoyed most was climbing the small boulders and jumping down onto the mattresses from about 8 feet up. And tumbling and jumping and doing flips.

Next time I go, I wont bother with the rental of the harness since all I need are the shoes to climb and jump about in.

After dinner, we all headed home. Went into the lift and saw an interesting ambient advertising from Hotlink for the Friends Unlimited campaign. Altho I understand the msg and think it’s a creative idea, being in a lift 'alone' with about 20 'ppl' staring at you is actually quite scary!

I got off at the next floor and walked used the stairwell instead.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Jaded with clubbing

Noticed that I've not been clubbing as much anymore. My Wed Mambo, Thurs Ghetto, Fri AHR, Sat Velvet routine has been dropped completely.

Been to quite a few other parties too. More recently
- the Smirnoff Black Casino Royale party @ Cynna last week
- the Jaeger la Coultre dinner & Carcosa on Thurs
- the Nokia L'Amour launch @ Maison last night

Was nice to meet new ppl and do the network thing but it wasn't outright fun. Maybe its just me. I'm all clubbed out.

It's Friday. No clubbing plans but going to watch Casino Royale at midnight. Some sponsored thing.

Tomorrow is Baby Boy's b'day at Bubbles. New club. Not been there. But its got the same name as me!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Things to do in Langkawi besides getting pissed

Langkawi is a duty free island but there's loads to do so being high 24 hours a day isn't completely necessary.

Other activities include:

Befriending the local cow.

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Went to see this lil fellow everyday that i was on this island. Not that i know a lot about cows but he looks like he's in his mid teens, in cow years, however thats calculated.

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Riding the new cable car and walking on the suspension bridge.

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Playing hopscotch in crocs.

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Show your love.
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Have an Ayurvedic massage.
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at Nithi's Indian Ayurvedic. More info at here.
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And lastly, having a nice cold beer in a beach cafe.....
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.... before clambering out onto the sand for some time in the sun. With Popo the Penguin of course. Contrary to popular belief, penguins do enjoy the sun and the sand.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Popo the Penguin Does Langkawi

Over the weekend, i brought my penguin, Popo (well he's not actually mine and i have joint custody of him but thats a different story), on holiday to Langkawi.

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It's important to wear your seat belt for safety.
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Azmi, our car rental guy, tells me that 'penguin' is 'pingu' in Malay.
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Popo befriends Shane, the Bon Ton dog.
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Popo befriends a cat at Bon Ton.
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Popo wanted to go for a swim while i was drinking mojitos with Wijay and catching up on the latest Langkawi gossip.
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Nithi gives the best Ayurvedic massages. Nithi likes Popo.
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Jeffrey owns the Sun chain of bars/ clubs / restaurants / resorts on the island. He likes Popo too. Says that Wijay is jealous of Popo.
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Popo posing at the pond at Sun Sutera. Isn't it pretty? He's such a cute penguin.
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Popo faints after eating chocolate lava cake.
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Finally Wijay is high enough to take a pic of Popo and i with a smile.
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What we call 'nasi lemak 50sen' now costs RM1 in KL. But we don't call it 'RM1 nasi lemak', do we? But u can find 20sen nasi lemak in Langkawi. And Popo is hardly bigger. Hey! This means that Popo is bite sized.
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We go island hopping and Popo goes for a swim. He's good in back stroke. He can also dive and wake board. Videos of that later.
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Sin Cyn likes Popo and Popo likes Sin Cyn.
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Now Popo is 706 metres above sea level!
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Popo goes home with a friend, Nithi Junior. Thanks Nithi Senior for the big pingu! Bet Wijay will be shaking his head if he reads this. Popo and Nithi Junior will be pooling together to buy you a ticket to watch Happy Feet. They're asking when u wanna go?!
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