and when she speaks
Saturday, June 06, 2009
You know what they say, if you really want something, you gotta go chase it ;)Here I am, it's 2 in the morning and I'm sleepless. Just a few minutes ago, I slept in between mum and dad *like the little girl I used to be and can still be when I feel like a kid all over again ;)* on their bed. I couldn't sleep the past two nights.I've been home for four months now. And I'm going to miss it. I'm sure they're going to miss my loudness and my childish but carefree sense of humor and wacky sometimes retarded jokes - despite denying it :P But I sure am going to miss home. I'm going to start work in less than a months' time. I told mum and dad this morning that I had trouble sleeping the past two nights and they both teasingly echoed similar reasons... saying I was starting to miss home AND they both laughed. How evil! -.-' I'm going to have to start waking up at 6am -.-' but on the upside I'm looking forward to working and learning and dealing with my patients =) I really am !!I wonder how life in Chicago is going to be like. One thing is for sure, my mindset is set to exactly how I was before leaving for New York.I'm going to make the most out of it and make as many new friends as I can =) and HAVE LOTSA FUN ;)10 more days at home, maybe. Maybe, 2 weeks. That will depend on my US visa.But I'm kinda excited and all revved up. Have also been thinking about getting my own studio or bunking in with Brian and his housemate. (it's a 3 bedroom apt)I'm thinking the latter. I like having people around me- good company and I trust them.I have 6 teenagers-all around 17-19 years old (both boys and girls) downstairs in my TV room, sharing ghost stories.I look at them, and fall in love with watching their laughter rippling through the house, the carefree lives, the innocence and naivete they all possess and the joy they get just by spending time together watching movies and chit-chatting... Isn't it sweet? :) which takes me back down memory lane... James gave me a smooch (on the cheek ;p) on the plane when I was exhausted, tired with a painful arse on the plane back from Canada en route via Hong Kong to KL- for my 19th birthday. How young and innocent that was! He asked me to close my eyes, and gave me a surprise birthday peck. All in the name of innocent, not-naughty- fun :)I have to admit, even mum agrees with me on this. I have met some really great people along the way. And I'm glad I'm still keeping in touch with most :)I don't really know what this post is about. I guess I just wanted to write. And somehow, it went on about friendship and life's journeys and the people I met I guess... Which reminds me of another time...a friend who brought me porridge when I was sick and aching everywhere - in NYC :) who had to take a bus to my place ;) A friend who was a close companion in NYC. She was a blast to hang out with; and the perfect shopping buddy- and good friend.A guy friend whom I had no qualms with. He and I were mutual buddies. I'd wrap my arms around his during the cold autumn/winter and he'd rub my hands together- he'd take me to the yummiest food places to eat ;) and he came up to the apartment the day I was leaving for my Boston medical interview and brought lunch over and then, travelled with me all the way to my bus station ;) and we'd share our stories together. I loved one of his cologne, and would spray it into his jumper and breathe the scent in. *laughs* Did I mention he's not straight? ;)Daddy said this to me the other day when I related my stories to him...'There is a Chinese saying that goes, good friends really do make up your family when you are overseas' I cannot agree anymore. I've been lucky enough to have met so many wonderful people along the way when I was overseas who were my support pillars. Of course, I've had my downs with some people- but hey, it's those who hold special places in your heart and have touched a string or two that are worth remembering and treasuring :)*laughs*Daddy already is insistent on me staying home and spending as much time as possible with mum and sisters. I think he's going to miss me - so much *hehe* ;) I'm looking forward to the coming adventure ;) Bring it on, baby! xoxo :)
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Haslina gave me a scare last night. She wrote an email to me informing me; baby was on her way out! I was officially going to be called AUNTIE SUEYI ;) My very first friend- delivering! All my close friends are officially in their mid-20s to early 30s -.-' Went hunting for baby gifts today with mum =) But it turned out baby was stubborn and not ready to be popped out yet, mummy's cervix paused dilating. I teased and asked Haslina was she up to naughty things with dear hubby to quicken the process? ;) *she laughed and said she must go tell MY MUM how dirty I was* pfft. I related this story to mum who laughed too *rolls eyes*Went lingerie-shopping with Sze-Sze for the very first time and boy, is she bountiful *lol* she's not going to like this ;) Went a bit crazy there with Auntie Lorraine's prestige card with discounts in La Senza =)Shopped for daddy's Father's Day gifts - which were unsurprisingly much easier to get than mums' ;)Sze-Sze and I spent a bit today, and so we got to participate in this Spin the Wheel game with every receipt above a certain amount. So we spun the wheel four times! And won free movie tickets and free yummy Strawberry Chillers at Berry Passion *laughs*
Good news with the US visa thing moving forward now =) We might be heading down to Melaka this weekend for a fun-filled food trip =)
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Mummy and daddy are talking about having another B.a.b.y.*phew* luckily she didn't go see Dr Tan today to have her IUD removed -.-' This morning, she said- "as you all grow up and start living your own ways, we will be pushed aside" ... *so sad la she made it sound AND as if we're that irresponsible and ungrateful!* :p "So daddy and I are thinking of having another one"This was met with:--Oh Noooo's from all four.-utter disbelief from baby (Syu-Syu) who also said 'Now daddy will have to retire later' ;)-Sze-Sze remarked 'What do you have to worry JIE? You're the one overseas. We're all at home!!'-I joked and said 'Now mummy won't have time to listen to my sob stories' ;Pand instructed 'SYU, it's your turn to change the pampers!'Syu groaned. 'What?!'Mummy laughed and added 'And you must be gentle too with the baby's soft backside skin. Use the wet tissue and gently wipe the poo off'Syu went 'EWW. Can't I just spray the baby's backside with the water hose??'We all laughed, imagining the poor baby's butt with fissures or skin tears; with Syu's rough violent treatment... *hahaha* e.v.i.l.I laughed out thinking, remembering mum's age: 'OK-PUSHH!!!' and the resulting effect is mummy letting out a soft fart instead of the baby- we were all laughing hysterically ;P yeah I know- Im being evil again.After the kids left for school, I asked mummy again.'So who brought it up? U or daddy?!''Daddy, because he says you all dont spend enough time with him'and she continued... 'So you must spend more time with him and give him more attention if you don't want another baby' *smacks my head* -.-' We celebrated MUMMY's 50th birthday just now. And it was merry and joyful :)Sze-Sze & I walked the whole of One Utama back and forth between the old and new building; scouting for possible birthday gifts: jewelleries? shoes? handbags? make-up?We went to Tomei, Poh Kong, The Gem... and many more- and realised they were all above our budget *ouch* We ended up with something useful:-Anti-ageing creams from Christian Dior which set us back RM876. Luckily there is four of us to divide it between ;) Syu said 'Thats SO insulting'But most importantly, mummy liked it :)We bought fruit cake. Took lots of happy family pictures; too ugly to be shared with the public *hehe* Daddy gave mummy a big smooch on her cheek *loves* Happy 50th Birthday Mum. You still look as young and gorgeous as ever ;) Don't say I 'pong tai kiok' - meaning in english : "suck-up" :p love U
Sunday, May 31, 2009
A wonderful friend from Canada wrote to me; just a few days back when I was down and stressed out- which made me realize how lucky I am to have friends like these...
"Listen, you may be terrible in directions or yet even a hopeless cook ( No offence!), but what I can tell you is that I have seen the will power and determination you possess and let me assure you that everything will come together if you keep at it. Trust me on this one"
"It is ok to cry once in a while just don’t do it too often, at least when you have mascara or makeup on, wont be a pretty site"
"And I like that attitude, just bring it on, bring down the rain cause it is not the end of the world"
That email brought a big smile to my face and a few loud laughs. Thank you for being the terrific and honest friend that you are. For being open and truthful. And a great listener to all the rants and profusely long e-mails ;)
Really, I know you're one of a kind. And I hope you go to New York and work in the United Nations where your calling lies :)
Yes LAH (in my thickest MALAYSIAN ACCENT!)......... :p
This is to friendship!