so its gloomy this morning..its like the whole universe (or maybe just brunei) is against the fact that i have to wake up, wear some decent looking work/casual clothes, do myself so i dont look like i just crawled out of bed and be at the office..
to write this
honestly, does anyone even have the heart to work today? i’m sure everyone’s mind and soul is not at their office, so if you’re at the office you just see soul-less bodies sitting at the laptops like drones surfing and glancing at the clock as if that one extra super-stare will make the hour hand just jump to 5
i baked cheesecake brownies yesterday..thank god it didint go awry as my laptop decided to die on my at the wee last minutes, so i just figured out the recipe myself (so its a good thing i’ve been salivating over the recipe for so many times) and baked it using my own instincts…i have to say i have good bake instincts my brownies turned out delicioussssss
ok raya is around the corner so i’ll be sitting tight for the next two hours (bruneians go back at 12 on fridays!) while i go find something more to do..
owh of course
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitir! Maaf Zahir Batin!
do people still read this?
i do wonder
as the work piles on, and my mind slowly drifts back to kl
this blog collects dust (if it can) like a long forgotten book kicked under the bed
only to be rediscovered, when you want to read it again
again, its almost the end of ramadhan
the excitement of raya and the chasing of lailatul qadr
i am ashamed to admit that i have not been chasing well
running halfway short and panting with my hands on my knees
its a wonder how you can push yourself to do something you dont have any heart to do
but because of responsibilities, fear, commitment you put your nose to the grind and do it with all your might
and each time, you feel you die a little bit inside
wondering if there is ever anything more than this
wondering what happened to those childhood wishes – where you would save the world and a little bit more
does this sound like me being bitter?
or does it sound like i’m surrended
or maybe i just sound realistic
that life is like that, there’s ups and downs and round de loops just like a roller coaster
but have you ever wondered – once you come off the roller coaster, you always feel like it should be longer?
there’s not much to write anymore
my sister is on the morning flight back to london
no more extra person to fight with, or taunt, or play wii with..
she will be missed sorely
i’m not sure if i should write anymore
people that i’ve grown up blogging with have simply stopped
their last entry hanging like they would pick it up again
but never do
my hands are numb from the cold, as my metabolic rate plummet into death defying depths
for once after a long long time
i read you again
but i couldnt find you in your writing
so maybe after all this while
i’ve finally moved on
i wonder if you feel the same
maybe you do, maybe you dont
it doesnt really matter anymore
its that time of the year again, where Ramadhan beckons once again, the dusty leaflet with special prayers is scrounged for and your faithful ayam percik seller once again fans his grill faithfully in hopes the bellowing smoke will call the suspecting buyer
i’m not sure why but the fasting month brings back memories faster then i can say my prayers..memories of heightened hopes and dashed dreams, of friends long gone in their own race against the rats, of smiles and tears and new baju raya and of late night cooking and half eaten kuihs
this year somehow, i’m transported even more in the past..somehow it feels like i’m reliving some pained past experience that i’ve unknowingly suppressed..a past that needs to be reminded in order to be discarded..some past that needs to be reminisced before i can move on
i never knew i needed it, for so long i’ve let it be
so here’s to new beginings
and some cheesecake cupcakes! 🙂
there are palm trees outside my office, or at least i can see them from where i’m sitting
its cool to know that your office is beside the beach, but unfortunately i’ve only been to the beach once, and that’s because my movie buddy dragged me there..it was cool, i think we should do it again
there’s a big possibility that i wont be here after raya, and its kind of bittersweet thinking that i’m not going to be listening to charlene laughing at her screen, or joanne sudden off-remark about something, shaw fong’s random potshots and edwin and his two laptops, von vin superbly distinguished laughter, shyan trying to deflect shaw fong’s random remark, kah wai’s out of the blue conversation, farah giggling about hot guy and lina eating cheetos for dinner..
and yeah, movie buddy..lets not go there..hehehe
anyway my wordpress is getting more blergh nowadays and even my tumblr is not updated as often (my tumblarity is at a depressing 12)..i think i need a new camera and i’ve planned to get one with my bonus money..which brings to another depressing note that they are no increments this year for me
but oh well, i have my job now and seriously a quite spanking good year so i wont complaint and be grateful instead..although we all know how hard that is cause oh well humans are just like that
my entry is getting random-er and random-er so i think it will stay like this..if its gets to boring for you head on to my tumblr and see what more random stuff i’ve come up with..heheeh
it was my birthday yesterday
it wasn’t a holiday, and there were no fireworks..no big banners congratulating me and wishing me many more years to come..there’s no parade or gun salute
there were no cars wrapped up in a bow, or diamond bracelets in velvet boxes..or a big ball where people dance and bring gifts from around the world and wishes in a hundred different languages
but there was my movie buddy, eating pasta and a killer dessert, my face everywhere, the baby blue box, almost crying, family wishes and the japanese buffet, eating 7 doriyakis and feeling too full, my birthday card on facebook, CUPCAKES, smashed but still yummy cupcakes and ended with the shutter (yup the horror movie)
so its no royalty birthday, but it was royal indeed 🙂
i wonder how my mom feels..
early sunday morning she welcomed my sister home..then later in the afternoon she bid me adieu and i’ll only be back for the better part of the week (the weekend that is)
honestly, my stay at home has been on and off for the past 10 years or so. if you dont count the short stint of two years that i was back home after graduation, my life consists of being shipped of to some sort of educational institute or joining a rat race (although a slower race) somewhere other than kl…home has seem more of a boarding place these days..i rarely unpack, my stuff are in boxes, my makeup is eternally in a bag and my passport is of good use
i’m not sure if i’m getting tired of it..but i know it doesnt get any easier..saturdays seem to pass by even faster than the pre-requisite of it being a saturday, and sunday looms and glooms like there is no tomorrow..flights are like bus travel and you wish that they’d invent that supersonic boom jet tomorrow
but of course you get all the good things too, cheaper perfume at the terminal, appreciating your family more, car rides to the airport, late night car rides from the airport, stopping my mcdonalds at 1am and just some time for yourself in the train..simple things that can make the whole lot better
its getting melacholic, gloomy and all so i better stop here
too much too say but all seem locked up somewhere
i’ll write more when i find the key.