Friday, November 26, 2010

It's Friday night, and I'm at the office at 11PM working


Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thank you kind people, your thoughts are more precious

Mum's always a favourite of fantasy movies :) I wish I could bring her to watch Narnia - the first time we ever watched it was in Genting I think, and mum fell in love with it. Sigh. I miss you mummy - when I'm back for holiday I'll watch all kinds of movies with you okay? *kiss* And yes, the girl here still looks like you Jessy.

Today I posted on my Facebook asking whether there are people out there who would lend me their phone, cause well', I dropped mine into the toilet bowl the other day :( You know what makes me happier? People's replies. I honestly, sincerely did not expect this :)

Thanks kind people. You guys will go far in life.

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, November 22, 2010

TM Connects Everyone @ The Curve

Weekends are usually the sabbath days for me and my sister J We head down to the Curve last Sunday for some meatballs only to find out the queue was ridiculously long. It was almost 2PM, and we were desperately hungry. I hate you creamy meatballs L But tonight! I manage to grab some balls with Wendy J It’s really good to be having a company in working this time around.

So, that Sunday noon we eventually grabbed a bite at one of those fusion kopitiams where everything come in sets! Super value for money! Heard about the TM Everyone Connect Birthday Bash happening right smack in the middle of The Curve as well. That place is pretty awesome, they once held an indoor squash competition there. This time around they had like an indoor goal post for some indoor games.

Wasn’t quite sure what Everyone Connects was about at first because well frankly, I’m always so cooped up working in the office or at home that once I’m placed on my seat or my bed, and once I’m connected to the line, nothing else matters.

So basically Everyone Connects is a TM-powered movement for youngsters like you and I who lives and breathes on internet connectivity. It’s like we couldn’t stand being separated from online live updates, that we’d get seizure or have unsettling sleepless nights if we don’t get to kepoh on what everyone’s up to. Trust me, there are people out there who suffer from serious Internet connection withdrawal and they almost always have to stay connected, job scope or obsession wise. Which reminds me of The Social Network, the movie in connection with Facebook, not entirely about it.

Now I just have one question, how does Manchester United sponsor Everyone Connects?
I must have missed out this bit. O.O

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

And everything in between a busy schedule

I know life never goes according to plan, and even though we try our very best to make sure some elements in our life should go according to plan, for some strange reason life has it’s own twists and turns. So here’s to the year's remains and...

To planning my 2011!

Mummy and Aunty Moun paid us a visit last week, and I’ve always been that kind of daughter who tries a little too hard when it comes to spending time with my family when they’re around. I spoiled my sister a little too much sometimes, but she makes it up to me by being very independent nowadays. She manages her own public transport, her own walkabouts.

I’m proud J

This time around when mummy told me she wanted to go Melaka, I jumped at the idea and said yes to it without considering other million and one things around me. I have always been busy with work, so I told her that I would make all the necessary arrangements, all these while prioritizing on spending time with my family.

I even brought my laptop down Melaka, and worked late night on a Saturday while everyone was already sound asleep J It was a pleasant surprise indeed when I found out that it was my Aunty Moun’s first time down to Melaka and it was ages ago since Mum was there. So all the more reason to go!

I rented an MPV which costed about RM300 a day, it was in an excellent condition – spacious enough to move 8 of us around. I had a better deal before that, when early in the morning, just right before we were suppose to take the car, the man told me that the car (so conveniently) had problems so it wasn’t safe for us to use it. Blegh. I was trying to stay positive all the time, you know how travelling can be so stressful at times. I decided to just rent another car which was of course slightly more expensive.

ApaKaba GuestHouse

Slept at a colourful backpackers lodge.

And had crazy loads of food.

November has been fun. But it also constantly reminds me of what I should be planning for next year as I’ve become more aware of how I would like to see my days go by nowadays. I want to be able to maximize, optimize my days. I would like to remember the greatest things that’s ever happened to me when I look back at the year. *thinks hard*

The girls are like a bundle of joy. They make me say the darndest things, I make them say the darndest things. I like the first picture a lot because I don’t have any makeup in it and it’s still nice J Very Au Naturel.

On a Sunday noon ;

If there’s no one more semangat than you to plan a gathering or a party, or among other things – you will never have these kind of memorable photos.

My office is organizing a secret santa, should I have one among my close friends before I leave for KK for Christmas?

Goodnite. I shall have another good weekend! J

Going off to TM Everyone Connects event this Sunday. COMELAAA!

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I love you muhibah boys

Sometimes I wonder why hanging out with boys seem a lot more easier than hanging out with some girls. Some girls are often twisted and emotionally unstable. They're like lose cannons, and they have all kinds of hidden motives. They write and say things cryptically. They pack in groups. Best part, I know I'm just about the same but figuratively, positive and positive don't usually go the best. While men just blatantly say things out loud, even if it hurts you. I don't know if it's a good thing, but I know I love these three amongst the few :)

Picture credits to CarolynFoo and Kathlyn

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Apa Kaba Guesthouse @ Jalan Chan Koon Cheng Melaka

When I told mummy that we will be staying at a backpackers' lodge in Melaka last weekend - she gave me a death stare. I knew she wouldn't like the idea of cramping everyone in a small room with one general bathroom.
Confirmed upon reaching, we had to look for another place besides the one that I booked, thankfully enough, the new place that we found was very near to our place which was about 3 minutes walk. Mum fell in love with it's homeliness and most importantly it's attached bathroom. While mum managed to get herself a room there, the boys, my cousins and I cramped in the youth hostel lodge that I booked. And met the friendly houseguard, Raj.
All of us fell in love with Apa Kaba. The family that ran the business was kind and helpful, very friendly too. The uncle warmed up to Daren and Kent almost immediately, within minutes they started throwing racist jokes at each other already.

I don't usually like homestay so much, because there's always a certain restriction imposed on you. Like how they lock the gates at certain hours, or you're "not allowed" to make too much noise when you're at the lounge. This was no exception..

I love backpackers and youth hostels because they're, simply put, exciting. Whenever people I travel with show signs of discomfort when they're in a big group of strangers or when sharing dorms or anything similar, I make mental notes to avoid travelling with them. Of course this comes with a great deal of judgement who these other tourists are, but more often than not we're so obsessed in having the perfect vacation we forget that part and parcel of an interesting holiday are the funny stories and random things that come along with it. Whiners are absolutely fatal to me. That is why I never minded travelling alone, all my life I have done my share of travelling alone.
I absolutely love this patio. It’s as relaxing as it looks like. I absolutely love this kind of getaway. Simple but it nourishes the soul. Gives you back perspectives in life, teaches you a lot of patience, and calms you down when you’re running at an ungodly speed.
It’s such a nice place and I recommend you to pay it a visit should you come down to Melaka J

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

I want to go to

1. Redang
2. Mumbai
3. Langkawi

Let's make this happen Jacqkie. *chants

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

I bought tickets to...

Because mum's allowing me to use her CC till mid 2012 ; THANK YOU MUMMY, thank you AirAsia ! Now let's see who could guess it right - where I'm heading to :)

*Pictures are NOT mine. Courtesy of some Flickr's users. I'm so sorry I terexited the window when I tried to hyperlink your username :( Comment here if you ever stumble upon this post.

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Happy anniversary

I wrote a freaking long blogpost, only to find out later that I didn't save it in draft. DAMN IT. Happy anniversary fei zhai.

Fei Poh

Sunday, November 07, 2010

It's a pretty cold night.

A tinge of Arthritis. First night since Adelaide that I'm having this sudden jolt of pain on my left elbow. Not quite sure whether it's the same as the real arthritis as well, cause I know these things are quite severe. I don't think mine is. Cold.

Did you met pirate? :'( He's no longer at home with me. I became quite emotional thinking about him leaving us as I was away from him last night. I've only loved him for a day, and I've already grown to love him so much. Which got me thinking, is this how it feels like to be a parent of an item, to love someone, something so much?

Mum's coming KL next Friday. I am so excited to make it a good one for her, but am also worried with all the work limitations. Heck, I might even be bringing my laptop all over. Oh and I have this weird habit of watching my loved ones sleeping. You know those cliche lyrics like how they don't want to close their eyes so that they don't miss out that moment kinda thing (okaylah it was I Don't Want to Miss a Thing) I actually find it realistic because I actually do look and analyze my loved ones when they're sleeping next to me :/

On a Sunday night, I'm going to have my Friend's Marathon!

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Super Pizza with 6 Super Powers!

Last day of the week's luncheons are usually spoiled. Last week's was no exception.

Meet Captain Cheese :)

Mmmmmmm. 6 types of Cheese. I personally like Cheddar the most. That is if I get the right cheese correctly - you know after it's all slopped and blobbed all together you can't really tell. Cheddar is a bit orangey.

..and we have a new HOUSEMATE! Trying to convince Kent to call it Pirate because of... ;)

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Halloween 2010 @ Ascott Apartment

Firstly, thank you for coming to the Ascott’s Halloween Party 2010 – it was crazy awesome. Secondly, I would like to credit Chung Wei and Yuen for the photos :)

Thank you to those who are good sports and making this year’s an awesome one, memorable too I hope. *wink

Unlike last year’s, I knew what I wanted to come as 2 months before the party. I was THAT excited. See the thing about being the organizer is that your costume has to be memorable. It doesn’t have to have the most effort put on, it just has to be a little bit more extravaganza than the rest.

So this year, no matter how of a fat blob I thought I will look like I wanted to become ;

When you’re working, it’s almost impossible to find the time to find the right outfit to be able to piece all of them together. It was either these 3 :

1. Lady Statue of Liberty

2. Wonderwoman - winner

3. Princess Fiona Shrek

Party started around 9PM when Sara Khoo, Linda Khoo and Chung Wei started pouring in.

Here’s Ricky – one of the nominee for best dressed that night. Bravo to the nipples stick ons.

I just gobbled down some KFC, and mind you KFC was possibly the best decision I’ve ever made that night. Because 4/4 people I knew who didn’t had dinner that night had either (by the end of the night) face floor down or was just gone for toilet visits every now and then. Gunking. Lesson learned everyone?

You know what I really love the most about random parties like these? Allowing people to meet new people. In most occasions, meeting new people around your age or when you feel least obliged (think networking events) to do so is WHEN socialising is most effective.

There were even people who knew each other even before the party. I am glad.

Ben – Grim Reaper / Scream Guy

Almost a must in a Halloween Party.

Of all the photos, I love action candid photos the most, this being one of them, it gives me this pleasure knowing that everyone was mingling;

The Superheroes of the night ; King, Audrey and Chung Wei.

Spidey Ash who was the main host of the party, who not only turned out to be an aggressive drunk, completely had memory loss of what happened as well. Poor boy was all apologetic when he found out he almost clipped Yuen’s hand. Issokay you have plenty more parties to make up for it okay?

VinVin Tomb Raider, Ricky Poseidon, Joyie Chun Li, Justin Mah Ip Man and the funniest err, costume a Z- bra! -___________- I laughed when I found out about it, that’s Kevin.

Among the two boys that I love the most. A terrorist and a psychotic doctor. I love you weird people. It was fun seeing you guys having fun, funner when I had to carry all three of you including the overgrown Justin Bieber to bed. You guys were like dead corpse on bed.

DJ Edmund and Lenny who made sure good songs are played all night despite security guards came to 'visit' numerous of times. Surprisingly, I was not near worried at all.

That my friends is one of the proof that Daren should take all the blame for puking all over the balcony that night. This was among the very few photo we had of him, because he was constantly missing for drinks. And whaddaayaknow, he’s up to some conjob drinking in this pic again :

There were a couple of superheroes and villains that night. So we decided to take a shot of all of us, all macho and heroic like. You know, something like the cover of DC and Marvel Comics. I FEEL DAMN AWESOME LOH TO BE PART OF IT.

Sweetheart Denise, who came as a gypsy Esmeralda in mind but got me and Audrey thought she was a German Bavarian. She was like, *throw hands in the air* anythinglah.

Did I tell you, I love you? :)

Sara and Linda kept telling me to make the Wonderwoman smile! What’s that?! Here’s a picture of me and my colleagues seemed all set for a good night!

There were a couple of things I’d like to share with you guys, mark my words when I say I will not invite people who thinks parties and socialising should be served, spoonfed to them because I particularly loathe these people. So if you think that you didn’t meet a lot of people and all you did was sitting down or hanging around with the same crowd and start complaining to me, excuse me while I jot down on my notepad that you will never be invited in any of the parties I’m part of again. Come on, we're alot more mature than that yeah?

Do you recognise who's who, or rather who's what?

See you next year!

Love & peace,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.