All I Wanna Do

is have some fun!

I got a feeling I’m not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
I got a feeling I’m not the only one
All I wanna do is have some fun
Until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard

This song just came to my mind today and I can still remember how I first came to know this song. It was through the album “Now That’s What I Call Music! 1” (Asia version). I would say that was the best first English album I ever owned in CD form, some 13 years ago. Because when you were my age 13 years ago, you love pop songs, you love boy bands and you love listening to songs, holding to the CD cover with lyrics all over, singing to your heart’s content.

Mummy and I were dancing to this. Me rocking on my chair and Mummy rocking in her wrapped towel, just fresh out of the bathroom.

“I just found my RM150. Come let me give you RM100.”

“I don’t want! I’m a big girl already. I cannot take your money.”

“Sagu hati. Come. I give you sagu hati to pump petrol.”

“I don’t want. I don’t need subsidy.”

“Where got people offer you money and you don’t take one?”

 That is my mum, whom I’ll be sleeping with tonight. Have been sleeping with her for the whole week because the fact that she’s flying back tomorrow has started to sink in since the beginning of the week. In fact, Mummy was the one asking me to sleep with her. heeheehee

After this, it will be back to reality. Apa benda pun kena buat sendiri semula.

I’ve got a feeling, I will cry tomorrow because there were some tears that stole its way out while I was lying on the bed with Mum.

Do you know that while she was here, I’d have to send an SMS to here after I reach the office to announce my safe arrival? Yea, everyday. You may laugh at this but this is something she requires me to do so that she has peace in her heart. And when she goes back, we’ll have to call each other everyday. Whether it’s me calling her or her calling me, the daily calls have to be there, so that she has peace in her heart as well.

Just like yesterday, I SMSed her as usual after I got to the office.

She replied, “OK. M.U”

I know it was “Miss You” but my brain first registered it as “Manchester United”.

 

Ikat Perut

My car tyre got punctured again. The same exact tyre which got punctured just about a month ago. At first, they discovered that the thing where you pump air into the tyre is loose, thus letting air go. Then, they discovered it was also because of a nail that got stuck in the tyre.

The next thing they discovered is that my tyre is of year 2004, which is about more than 3 years. Ever since owning this car, it has not undergone any tyre changes and the rubber is wearing off and thus they asked me to change all my 4 tyres. So what happened was I went broke in just 1 hour. Had to pay about 1.4K for 4 brand new Goodyear tyres, ( @RM180 per tyre, which easily totals up to RM720), 2 rear absorbers, 2 brake pumps( which they discover was leaking and they showed me but I don’t know exactly how it should look or should not look like), wheel alignment, front wheel camber nut and adjustment…and then gave me free wheel balancing and valve?

I want to cry because service is due in a couple of weeks, car insurance and road tax due in a couple of weeks too. Everything coming in at the same time!

I would have to eat grass now!

Car aside, I was happily planning to do braces and already made an appointment with the dentist before I discovered the flat tyre in the morning. It dampened my mood a little, considering that my budget is totally out for the month. But I just went ahead to see the dentist. He helped to check my teeth, did scaling to clean my teeth, put on some dough thing to both my upper and lower jaw to create a mould for my braces. I was thinking he’s going to put on braces for me there and then, but he said he needed time to plan and study my teeth structure and arrangement.

So, I’ll need to go back after 2 weeks to do an X-Ray and I’m now on separators. It’s a rubber like thing. Blue greenish in colour. It’s being filled between teeth that are very out-of-alignment. It’s going to be there for 2 weeks so that my teeth is able to adjust to the braces later (don’t know what he really means). It doesn’t hurt though I think it should but whenever I eat, the teeth of the upper and lower jaw doesn’t really meet end to end because it will get bounced off a little due to the rubber.

Sometimes, I feel like I’m eating rubber. Haha.

Doctor says it might come off but if it does, just ignore.

This 2 or 3 months will be financially tough for me. 🙁 But I’ve been wanting to get braces for a long time and that I think I should do it as early as possible that I can. I’m getting older you see. I’m doing this because my teeth is totally getting more out of alignment, especially towards the end of my upper jaw. People don’t really see it when they look at me because it’s hidden inside. The most that you will see is me with half a buck tooth, one front tooth slightly jotting out. It is harder to brush now so I’m also doing it for my oral health, which if not treated, might lead to more problems. I don’t really get to chew food properly so maybe whenever I chew due to the arrangement of my teeth, the teeth gets pushed away thus making it worse. There have also been cases where I’ll bite myself when I’m sleeping due to the way the teeth is growing out towards the wall of my mouth. I will wake up with a jolt of pain.

I like my dentist a lot. While some other dentists works very hard to clean on my teeth which isn’t really pleasurable, he is able to clean it without me feeling too much pain. He doesn’t go too deep into the end of my teeth and drill all those plaque out. I hate those that goes too deep into your gums, it’s feels like they are drilling into your gums and it hurts! He just has a way to do it. And because I’m happy with him, I’m entrusting my full set of teeth to him. Braces will be put on for about 1.5 years. So, by the start of 2010 or end of 2009, I hope I can have a set of teeth that you can fall in love with.

Mummy won’t be here when I put on the braces. She was asking me to wait till she comes around the next time so that she can cook for me, considering that I may not be able to eat everything that I’m eating. But I don’t think I’m going to wait because by then, I might postpone it again to don’t-know-when and I’ve procrastinated enough.

I hope it’s not going to be too painful. Doctor said it wouldn’t be due to the type of braces he’s going to put on me.

To all my teeth, I love you and I hope you’ll be able to ride the storm with me.

I am a Cow

Received another call today for an interview which I would say came a little too late as I’ve already signed the offer letter of the company I’ll be working for next month. I will not be a greedy and heartless cow.

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Received no call today from him who had postponed yesterday’s dinner to today. Don’t know why he’s doing this to me by not returning calls and SMSes. I feel like shit right now. A moodless cow.

As the News Spread

People ask me more questions.

If what I did was really what I did.

Oh, then they start telling you about how they know what you’ll be doing in your new job, which isn’t entire accurate.

And then they start telling me about the most horrible traffic jam I’ll ever encounter.

The one thing that pisses me off a lot is ..the only one thing they would ask me before they asked the other questions, “What about him? How is he going to come to work?”

For those who don’t know, I have a colleague whom I send to work and send him back home after work. Maybe people don’t mean what they mean when they ask me that question or comment something on that issue. But when you are being asked a few times on the same question, you can’t help but to think if these people understand that I’m not obliged to send him. I do not work in my current company to send him to work and back home. And I certainly cannot be staying in this company until he gets a new job and then only I get a new job and quit..then by then no one will ask me, “What’s going to happen to him?”

I have been car-less as well during the times when I just started working and I went to work by taxi on the first day. Lucky for me, I met a colleague (now my ex-colleague) who happens to stay in the same neighbourhood as me. You have no idea how thankful I was to her and to God for making all this possible.

A few months after that, I was with a car and we car-pooled. Then from 2 of us, it grew to 3. Another ex-colleague also stayed nearby but she doesn’t drive so that makes the 2 of us taking turns to drive and all 3 of us would car pool.

Then, I resigned from that job as well and it was back to just two of them.

The first thing that ex-colleague said to that ex-colleague of mine who sent me to work during my car-less days when she knew about her resignation, wasn’t “Congratulations” but “HOW AM I GOING TO WORK?”

Sometimes I just don’t understand why some people can be so insensitive. Maybe she is thankful but when you execute your words like that, it feels hard on the other person you know?

The Bottle Opener

Let me tell you a little secret.

*Gracie goes to whispering mode*

For the first time (I think, because I can’t remember the last time I did this), I actually opened a bottle with a bottle opener.

I wanted to drink V- Soy. It’s soya bean, by the way. And it comes in bottle form.

“Mee, how do I do this? I’ve never used this bottle opener before.”

“It’s easy what!”

Gracie lifts bottle cover with bottle opener.

“This is so fun!”

I think my mum almost fainted looking at me.