Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Await for my 2008 post, please

I ate alot this holiday. Tremendously alot, indescribably alot. For starters, mum cooked awesome food for Christmas, and food kept coming in, we don't even know when and how to stop. Of course, with goodwill power, I believe we can say no to all the Famous Amos, Chocolate Mint cakes, Pastas, Cheese cakes - but they're so tempting! With that said, alongside with billions of other posts that mentioned about diet- I shall always give diet a try!

I think I mentioned about Gaya Street to you guys that day. Every year (If I'm not mistaken), KK Churches organise Gaya Christmas Celebration along the street, which included activities such as carols and fireworks. I went to Gaya on the last nite, and it was quite cool I must say. I think I also did mention to you guys about carols oozes homely feeling, didn't I? Like, it seriously did! Chu Ni Men Sen Ten Kuai Li - is probably the most I know in Mandarin :) thanks to the multilingual Christmas song!

Here are some of the pics of that night;

Jessy and I

Mandarin singing Carollers

Daren and I had dinner with Shaneil and Denise last night at this place call Pitstop in KK Times Square. The pasta was quite good, so was the Tiramisu. Everything else was okay, but I do like the decorations and seating arrangements of the place. Beer bucket is only about RM19.00. Since the place isn't quite new but also isn't gaining much popularity either, I've decided to blog about the place to publicize it to your guys.

Futsal with the family, was as expected hillarious! It was so much fun, I was laughing almost the whole time. Haha, adults of 50years and above, ganged up with kids as young as 5years and below so it was quite messy, and it did scare me abit because I didn't want to see anyone injured. I'm very sympathetic I guess plus I don't like seeing kids cry.

Oh, my brother's doing quite good right now. No longer is he working like a log now, in fact he even works for half days now! However, there are times when he has to go for on-call which means he has to stay in the hospital overnight. So everything's all good!

I'm so enjoying my holidays, dear Gosh I hope you are too. My results are okay, but I'm still waiting for another one. I do hope my remaining days here in KK would be awesome-r.*grins*

Till then, hope you'll have a beautiful day and better holidays!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

More doctors in East Malaysia

I'm writing this post to plead to all the future doctors to be more considerate and passionate in what they do. Most importantly, if ever you choose to become a doctor, be more aware that other remote and rural areas are most in need of your help.

I know you have your home, your love, and your whole life ahead of you, but if you are yet in search for all that I've mentioned, please opt to help sick people instead of living in your comfort zone. You, doctors are powerful people - you can either change our direction in life, or give us another shot in changing the directions. There's definitely more to life than your lab coat and stetoscopes - this you know best.

I'm pleading this because my brother is currently an intern in the general hospital in KK. He starts off his day at 6.00AM, and reaches home latest by 12.30AM which makes it, 18 hours of working a day, 7 days a week. Although this might go on only for 2 weeks, but what I'm about to share with you is more than that. Eating only one meal for that 18 hours.

He told me that the ratio of interns in general hospital in KK and in KL, is 13:1000 for KK, and 400: 1000 for KL, though this is not the actual figure, probably an exaggarated comparison by him, what he's trying to say is that it still has vast difference. Comparatively, interns in KL work to learn and observe other senior doctors on the first few weeks, however not in KK where my brother did most of the doctoral work almost immediately.

Please do not let him know I did this. He will kill me for sure, but I just really pity him. When we complain that general practices are incompetent and insufficient; we ought to know ourselves that we are the only reasons why we're in that hospital, needing their help.

Everyone has their own lives regardless of any fancy title you have before your name. If you are not attached nor bound to anything, search within yourself and take this calling. :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, December 19, 2008

First Time Printed

Hello holiday people!

Sorry I haven't been updating much with substantial (rite) posts so far, I've been busy spending time with my family! Plus we only have one car, so I have to drive my mum around, and it could get tiring - especially when you have to wake up pretty early in the morning. Damn mengantuk.

I'm published in PASSIONS magazine people! It's my first time, please check it out! :)

The jam in KK is getting worst, probably because of all the renovations and upgrading process. To tell you the truth, KK is developing so fast I don't even recognise the roads anymore! It's so confusing, thankfully my baby sister leads me the way most of the time. There's too many shopping malls either, everything looks as if it's replicating KL. I think Kota Kinabalu is becoming much more advanced than some of the towns in West Malaysia. I do appreciate the works by Government, or by other manaegment trying to improve the living in Kota Kinabalu, but I do hope they do the same to other places like Miri, Kuching and whatnot either.

Tonight I'll go to Gaya Street for the last day of Christmas Celebration there! Will take photos, and share it with you guys when I'm done. *smiles* I love Carols! It's oozes such awesome homely feeling!

Leaving to fetch for Mummy now.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stop mocking doctors or I'll skin you alive

I'm home!

The whole day was pretty blissful so far. Though I can't quite put it how I'm actually feeling about my brother finally becoming a practicing doctor now.

Okay I lied; I hate it. I think his friends' family would also hate the fact that these first two years are all about work, work and more work. I really need to tell myself that that is his job. That we are now secondary, and the least we could do is to expect least from him because he needs just that. I couldn't imagine taking away the rest he needs and the rejuvenation he requires.

I will give my love to this lovely home of mine, my beautiful mum and my sweet sister. My brother is where he's supposed and meant to be. I will always be there for him whenever he needs me because thats my job as the sister.

I really understand now, what people meant my - the struggle of the first few years of working and sweetheart, thank you for talking to me just now.


"I wish I could tell you what you'd want to hear, but I couldn't.
You're a doctor, and the hospital comes first - others second." - Scrubs


I'm terribly sad I couldn't spend time with my brother - BUT! I'm just so ecstatic to finally be ble to spend more time with the two ladies in my life! Wee!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

I'm currently awaiting the latest movie by David Fincher; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I don't think it would be good to watch it in the cinemas since they censore almost everything.

I've checked the reviews for this movie and 5/5 used so many words I never knew existed which only mean one thing; bravo. Rumour has it that this could be Brad Pitt's shot at Oscar for his remarkable daunting act. He has been a believable good actor so far, so I'm pretty excited to be a part of this 3 hour movie to witness what they say 'phenomenal'. And apparently, the cinematography for this movie is brilliant - which is the ultimate thumbs up for me.

The story by F. Scott Fitzgerald; started of with Benjamin Button's father abandoning him - horrified by the sight of his bizarre baby. Benjamin Button was born old - an old tiny man who lives his life in reverse, becoming younger by the year but has fallen in an impossible love with a lady. (Newsweek)

I saw the book today in MPH and I wanted to read it then and there so badly! I really hope it comes out in KK. It doesn't matter whether no one wants to teman (it's friggin long), I would love to see this movie about loneliness, love and embracing unusual circumstances oh, and also to see whether Brad Pitt finally deserves the Oscar here!

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Rocky Road

Listening to - Barking at the Moon Jenny Lewis


I'm going back next week, and huge part of me is pretty excited, while another pretty sad to leave sweets here (just for a couple of days - ahem) and his family because they have been extremely sweet to me; especially the baby brother. I will surely miss him and his endless efforts in entertaining me - he's a sweetheart!

I went shopping that day as I've proudly mentioned to you guys in my previous post. While it contradicts with my other post just before that post (damn, just scroll down) I manage to get myself a pair of Nose (heels mind you) and a dark blue capris. Which costed less than RM50 for both! Why I'm bragging you about my cheapskateness here - I actually, do not know.

I was so tempted to buy this Maroon pep toe that was so delicious, but extremely painful to be worn. I was trying it on infront of sweetheart and thank God he didn't liked it because if not, I would have bought it with blood all over my feet! It was deadly gorgeous! Now, I feel like buying it... *grins*

I made Rocky Road yesterday for sweets' family. It was actually for him because he wanted me to cook and make him that before I'm off to KK. I've been pretty much keeping myself busy these days which includes loads of shopping, and much more of eating! Crap, I really need to work my butts and my tummy off (which means - while I'm cooking for everyone else I need to go greenmy self) and look good for the next semester - for second semester sake!

Did I mentioned I'm feeling tad insecure today?

Argh.

It's like so blardy annoying, you know those days where you get all tied up with what everyone wears, do and even have! I seriously couldn't believe my attitude myself - so I talked it over with my baby and thankfully everything went well after that because he's the apple of my eye and he makes the world a better place even if it takes him to suck up my whinings!

I don't know about other women, but annoyingly I have these occasional mood swings where I can become so defensive of other women's actions (I know it's not new) and most awkwardly become most selective of what I think of other women. For someone who has gone through all girls school in the freaking high school - I guess being selective of what I like and what I don't like in a person or myself for that matter becomes natural! Terrible terrible person! I believe that girls are much worse creatures, while men can become physical during high school - girls are capable of emotionally draining somebody else! By not directly acting upon them! Kan?

I really need to go to the Curve's flea market, and watch some movies in Cineleisure because I have some Popcorn combos with me, that I don't want it to go to waste!

ps: I really, really miss my sister...

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shopping!

I'm going shopping tomorrow! Wookiieee! Actually, I'm going shopping to look for my family's presents! Its been so long since I last go to KL, so sweets and I are going downtown yo!

I hope to get things for meself as well, since Christmas is in three weeks time, and Christmas, is probably the valid-est excuse to shop ever! Like really! I shall update you what I bought for meself, though probably you couldn't possible care less, but gah - it's my blog! :)

I'm super bored these days, except those days when I'm spending time with sweets and his family, they make me miss mine soo much more - and I really can't wait to meet them next week!

Oh, oh, I got blisters that day for playing too much PS2. Like can you believe that, Jacqkie playing too much PS2? Thanks to Sweets' brother for accomnpanying me when I'm around, I ended up hours and hours on games!

Sekali, sekala bah kan.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

It was ohhkaay

Listening to- Justin Timberlake Summer Love

I went to watch Body of Lies with my brother the other day - this was impulsive. My brother wanted to go to MidValley for the last time before he finally leaves to KK (for good), so I decided to teman him eventhough we know all the shops would be closing on us. It was almost 10.

I was the one who dragged him to Mid Valley, for sentimental values, because no one, and I mean by NO ONE, I know has ever showed their affection for a mall before unlike him. Seriously. Every single time he's back from Johor or Seremban last time, MidValley was his definite first stop. If not, second. Anyway, I thought Body of Lies was okay. I mean of course Leonardo D'Caprio is excellent but something, just something is missing.

I was in church today, and that thought came to mind. Of course it's our state of mind that helps us distinct certain things between good, or bad. Then I remembered Mamma Mia! which my family and I thought was amazing especially Meryl Streep's performance, but my close friends didn't liked it. The reason that made the movie rotten for some of my friends is especially when Pierce struggled his lungs out to sing - which in contrary I thought was too entertaining to be true. It was amusing to see him struggle on a lipsynch which makes it more believable. Anyway, before I watch a movie, I usually (if possible), read reviews about the particular movie I'm about to watch and no exception for Mamma Mia!, where Times gave excellent reviews. That too occured to The Dark Knight. and some other Blockbusters, and non-blockbusters as well.

While some of my close friends preferred Hairspray, I fell asleep on the couch to Queen Latifah's acting and I was against the fact that they needed John Travolta as a woman when he's best as a dude. The worst of all, where I think some of you might think an offence, I FELL ASLEEP WATCHING TRANSFORMERS. Yes, Transformers. In this case, it might be because I was too tired driving my sister around that day (I think), or... I was busy thinking of something else. You know, something like being able to laugh at Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live on Saturday Nights, and not having-back your funny bones if it's aired Mondays at 4PM right after General Hospital kinda thing. You get what I mean?

Point is; no matter how typical Body of Lies was (think September 11) - I was wide awake, waiting, cringing, squinting for the right moment to speak aloud - '..thats friggin' awesome' but couldn't till credits - the action was awesome though. I was tired, but because I didn't want to spoil my brother's mood who was a billion times more tired than I was, I was mentally and physically awake that could lead to my distorted view of the movie.

I was once a part-time movie reviewer. I learned when to be critical about the tiniest bit of mistake, or to be appreciative of the most ridiculous backdrop - this helps only when I'm at the right state of mind.

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I've gained more readers. Should I be glad, or worried?

Thanks, peeepoll!

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Today, I witnessed a fight. I told this to sayang when he called me earlier in the afternoon. They were fighting just right infront of me, I swear to God, I even thought of tearing them apart. But I couldn't because both of them were so much bigger than me, and they were literally kicking and punching each other's face - I was in disbelief of such display of culture. I waited there hoping someone else was seeing what I'm seeing, and in few minutes a guy pushed both the idots away from each other. I was a bystander in this case, but to my shock almost everyone around me who saw it, were bystanders themselves as well! This including Security Guards, car drivers, and shops workers! I also admit, that men are needed in these cases, only because they look physically stronger than women when it comes to handling boy fights.

I mean, you wouldn't give a damn if a woman tried separating you with another guy using some sort of psychological talk - would ya.

Oh sweet goodness, everywhere's sale. May God give me the strength to use my brain to use my money wisely, and overcome this.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sims Next Top Model

You know I used to tell myself never to update my blog if I have nothing interesting to talk about. But, I'm too blardy bored right now! *pulls hair*

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you guys - I've been checking out The Sims' Next Top Model. HAHAHAHAHA. Like what the hell right. All the Sims look the same and it's so funny! I've been using alot of Youtube these days. Like freaking alot.

Went to watch Quarantine with the two boys yesterday. It scared the crap out of me. I don't like horror or thriller. The waiting, and the really loud noises, wait wait the graphic most especially creeps me out. Yerr, so bloody gory.

Then Swensen's for Ice-creams, with the gang.

Then drinks.


I'm trying hard not to shop for clothes. Really. I don't want to spend so much on clothes, and hopefully I'd get pretty accessories instead! :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Internship anyone?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but last semester break not one single soul thought of working or interning in a communications' company or something that has got to do with their line of work. True? In contrast, last break I went back to KK slightly early to show my friends around KK and spend time with them, also with my family. After coming back from KK, I immediately went internship/ part time job hunting in all these communications companies so that I could gain experience or more contacts while I'm working. Before the holidays, not one person I know or (not know of) thought of this idea. And now. BAM. Everyone's doing it!

Frankly, I don't know why the sudden this become such a trend. I dare say that these people (my circles only) might, get this whole idea from me. Yes, I said it, ME. Or the "wind blew" SO BLARDY strong about my internship experience, that some might thought this was a good idea. I did remember people asking me about working as an intern in a company, or working as a writer and other mishaps or benefits that came along with it, and none shared theirs. I'm usually not this "direct" but in this particular post I am, because I'm slowly breaking out in becoming a much more substantial or blessed be, influential writer.

Back to my point; Everyone, I know or see, or met talks about doing internship, is doing intership or part time in a communications company. I bet last time, you'd prolly worship the days you ended internship or, backtalk someone like me, who was too dumb enough to do internship AGAIN just for a few hundred bucks. Don't tell me this didn't crossed you mind.

This post might sound sarcastic, or mean, but truthfully I'm more than pleased to know that this is now officially a trend. Despite whatever you guys might think, I still think that no one had the balls to try out internship or part time last time. Maybe one or two, who had relationships or rapport with their previous workplace, I mean this is only normal and I've heard so many doing this. I swear to God, almost everyone did either almost absolutely nothing or worked nothing that has got to do with their line the last break we had. Including my juniors and everyone I know of, nothing!

Other than gossiping about other people (I feel bad, but I really had to get it out of my chest) I'm quite surprised that there more people now that are willing to do alot in life to gain knowledge and the ever so priceless experience. NOT SARCASTICALLY.

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.