Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Music I luv

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
Er ... so sad, but I can count only five mp3 files. I don't download music much. :P

2. The CD you last bought?
Like Daphne, I haven't bought one in suuuuuuch a long time. But does cassettes count? I bought Gwen Stefani's Love, Angel, Music, Baby. She rocks.

3. What was the last song you listened to before reading this message?
Oh-oh, it was on my Internet radio, some obscure rap artiste - I didn't see who it was.

4. Write down five songs that you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
* Andrea Bocelli's Someone Like You and Time to Say Goodbye. These two songs make me melt into a puddle of goo. I swear, if someone sings like that to me, I'll marry him on the spot (or at least, jump into bed with him).

For a rocking time, I love Gwen Stefani's What You Waiting For because she just oozes attitude.
Sarah Maclachlan's When She Loved Me always makes me sniff. Also, I can relate personally to what the little doll was singing about. Waaah ...

Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit. Man, they were the group that got me into Alternative music - all that angst, anger and rebelliousness in that song. It was me (at least 5 years ago, in college :).

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
Er, first of all, I'd need to know who reads this obscure little blog! :D The first three persons who leave a comment here ...

Grumpy me

I had to do some business at MPSJ today. I walked five minutes to the entrance under the fiery sun because I had to park my car far, far away and take a roundabout way to the door because they were doing some construction works. (Rant: There's this nice gate at the front of MPSJ that will lead us to the doorstep of the main entrance but it's always locked. Whylah?? Is the gate for decoration purposes only?)

And when I got there, what did clerk tell me (granted she was very nice while doing so)? I didn't bring the right form.

Right, so I spent another five minutes trying to get back to my car, muttering all the way.

Then, when I got back, I discovered that my dog's urinary problem - ala blood in the urine - is back with a vengeance, so my worry went up a few notches. My dog can sneeze and it'll send me into a frenzy.

Called the vet, and he said to collect the medicine. What did you know that USJ decided to live up to its nickname (Ultra Super Jam) by throwing up a big huge jam. Why? Because workers decided that it'll be just fine and dandy to close two lanes from the main road along SS19 for some construction work.

Then, couldn't find a darn parking spot at the vet. Had to double park. On the way out, some taikoh with a bad sense of depth and space kissed the front of my car with his bumper. The damage would've been worse if I had not smacked the hood of his car three times. Didn't even say sorry. Ceh.

Because of all this, was not that early for work. So, grumpy me walked into work today. Hmph.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Sepet wins Top Prize! Yay!

I'm really glad that director Yasmin got the nod when her movie Sepet won the Grand Jury Prize at the 27th Creteil International Women Directors Festival.

When I heard that this was the same director who was responsible for the fuzzy-wuzzy, muhibah, and oh-so-good to watch Petronas festive greetings ads, I was pretty sure it'll be good because it would be the most Malaysian movie ever.

For one, although Spinning Gasing, another local movie, was laudable because it dared to broach "touchy" topics, I felt it was weird that everyone spoke English.

Here, according to reviews, characters speak Malay, Chinese, English (I think). Just like how Malaysia is, a rojak* of languages and cultures.

I've got to admit that I'm a bad girl, I've not watched Sepet. I truly want to - anyone want to go with me - once I make the time that is! Hopefully this Friday, when I'm off, I'd make the trip.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Popular warehouse sale

Venue: Summit shopping centre, USJ, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Date: From today until March 20
Time: Starts at 10am
Discounts: until 70%, 90% for Popular members

I have to say that I practiced great restraint! I still spent RM200 over thanks to the huge and s0-heavy-that-it'll-cave-someone's-head-in National Geographic coffee book (~RM49) and House Beautiful's Decorating ideas for small spaces (~RM79). Bought three decorating mags for RM5 each (yes, I love interior decorating) and a couple of paperbacks.

The Big deals: Some paperbacks are being sold for RM10! Some starting at RM5, particularly Angel (the television show) and Buffy novels. And the books being sold at RM10 are not those crappy books you never want to read but books by popular authors ... Vince Flynn's Seperation of Power, David Baldacci (spelling wrong, pretty sure) etc.

Fantasy books: This is purely for eyeris. Yes, there are some scattered here and there. I bought one for RM10. They're selling some of Terry Brook's books for RM10 as well. The selection isn't as fantastic as the Time's warehouse sale, but it's close to good.

Non-fiction: So many it boggles the mind. Good selection, but prices not so good ...

What's not so good: The queues are damn long and damn slooow. I would say, avoid the Sunday crowd! But you might miss some good books, I guess. I don't know, but this seems to be the case for Popular sales ... they only have three counters open ...

Friday, March 04, 2005

Big news

So, I got this news right, and I can't tell anyone. Not anyone that don't know what I'm talking about. I mean, that'll be like stupid right?

So here I am steaming about the Big News with no one to talk to. Drat.