Sunday, August 26, 2012

when you get what you want but not what you need

If you recognize the title of my post, it is actually part of the lyrics for Coldplay's song, "Fix You". Not really such a fan of Coldplay but the more I hear this song, the more I am in love with it. Especially the lyrics. Secondhand Serenade did a cover of this song and I preferred that version more probably because not such a fan of falsetto high-pitch voices like Chris Martin (no offense, just my humble comment). 

Procrastinating doing my presentation slides for next week. So not motivated to do my presentation. I really feel like I dug my own grave deciding to go through with it. I seriously do not enjoy this case, how now (brown cow)...

So right now I am again tempted by all the distractions around me, like reading my fiction books (got a haul from KL Bookfest, btw). I have a guilty confession to make - yes, I am reading Fifty Shades of Grey right now. Oh my, to someone like me, that book is a real eye-opening. I don't think I need to explain further. Just google the books and maybe you can get to read some few explicit excerpts from the book. 

But underneath all those explicit scenes, the main story is about a poor little troubled rich guy who falls for the naive and innocent girl, and he loves her so much he is willing to change his ways and fight his inner demons. Sounds just like the recipe we always see in dramas and movies. That is why girls sometimes fall for the bad boy, because they want to change his ways, they want to be the reason that made the guys change for the better. 

In my opinion, the guys will never change. At least, I have not witnessed any. They will be the same and the girl will just end up with a broken heart. Fact and fiction cannot mix :)

But I guess this is the reason that Fifty Shades is such a good read. I imagined the character Christian Grey as Robert Pattison, probably because of all the Twilight influence lol.

This is all excellent distractions from the fact that I will be receiving my placement letter anytime soon. Yes, I will soon be a fully-registered pharmacist now that I completed my housemanship. The problem is, again the government will control my future by deciding where they would like to dump me. I just need to have an open mind and be ready for the news. Crossing my fingers and praying real hard though.

hanging out with len yi today, just for fun

Monday, August 20, 2012

bangkok 2011 day 3: ancient siam/ ancient city

Day 3 of Bangkok was a full historical-themed sightseeing day. We started the day with Ancient City (or also known as Ancient Siam), which is a relatively new tourist attraction that houses miniature versions of Thailand's historical landmarks and structures.

Walking around the area will probably take whole day but you can experience thousands of years of history. Some of the monuments here were probably destroyed or in bad condition in actual. Having this park ensured that the architecture of these monuments are preserved and can be enjoyed by the people.

296/1 Sukhumvit Road, Bangpoo,
Samut Prakan 10280 
Admission: Adults (500 baht) 
But there are special rates for different groups

This photo is my favourite

bangkok 2011 day 2: floating market and indian temple

On day 2 of Bangkok,just like every day, we have breakfast at our apartment and then my uncle's family driver will take us to my uncle's house where we will just chill and relax before heading town. My uncle is at work and my cousin at uni so it is just my aunt.

Landscape of my uncle's house garden. Pretty right? It was just after the rain
Our first itinerary is the 100 year old floating market, one of the oldest floating markets in Bangkok. But since it was a weekday, there were no boats operating so we walked around the shops instead. Since I am a vintage-lover, I quite like the place. There were some shops selling toys from my childhood, bringing out the nostalgia in me :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

you would have been 25

Happy birthday Gary Leon Robert.

You would have been 25 years old today.

You are still remembered, never forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Bangkok June 2011 Day 1

I have served my last day at my last station today. It has been a challenging week thus far, being the only prp at Oncology Pharmacy, especially during the near-Raya season whereby the staff are slowly taking their breaks for their upcoming celebrations. I am just glad I managed to go through it and still being in one piece, albeit terribly exhausted.

I cannot wait to blog about my Bangkok trip that I went with my old UKM friends - Clara, Jane and Carolyn. But then I remembered I did not even blog about my Bangkok trip last year. Gulp, and the OCD part of me cannot let it go so I am just going to make some brief travel posts on Bangkok 2011 before I can start on Bangkok 2012.


Last June, after I graduated, I went on few trips and the last one I went just before I started working was to Bangkok in June 2011. Actually, the main purpose of this trip was to visit my mom's cousin, who migrated to Bangkok 10 years ago with his family. Since they hardly come back to Malaysia, we decided to pay a visit to them in Bangkok.

It was a very last minute decision. So last minute that Air Asia tickets were sky rocket high - almost the same price with German Lufthasa airlines, so we decided on the latter.

first time flying Lufthansa Airlines
Actually, Bangkok is a transit on Lufthansa's flight to Frankfurt, Germany.

Harrod's at KLIA
Upon arrival via night flight, we were soon whisked away to my aunt's apartment in Bangkok, which soon became our home for the next one week. My aunt doesn't live there, it served as a place to stay for her guests who come to Bangkok.



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