30 September 2007

To say that my house is a mess would be an understatement. It’s more like a chicken coop (reban ayam) as the Malay sayings say. Therefore today we did some major cleaning up of the place from morning until noon. Then we went to a clinic nearby to get Linda’s m.c. Yeah she had to fake an m.c even on Sunday, how sad is that? Of course it’s a lot easier to get it now that she’s pregnant and all. She can always blame it on the pregnancy like today for example its pregnancy induced vomiting and nausea.

After that I slept all afternoon. Well, not much of a sleep really cause Adam wouldn’t stop bugging me while I’m sleeping. For buka puasa today we went to Kajang for what else, some satay Kajang of course. And surprise-surprise I ate way too much again today, people would have thought it was me that’s pregnant! Maybe I’ll diet after Ramadan is over. Yeah, right.

One more thing. Somehow I can't figure out how to remove my sim card from my new phone. I tried and tried but it simply would come out. So for now I can't post my posts using GPRS everyday no more.

29 September 2007

Today I don’t have to go to work because of the public holiday for the state of Selangor. It’s the Nuzul Al-Quran day, commemorating the day the Al-Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. Nevertheless since Linda works in K.L, she has to work anyway today and tomorrow. I sent Linda straight to her office in Jalan P. Ramlee this morning and then went to Low Yat Plaza with Adam to get my wife’s phone fixed. While waiting for all the phone shops to open, I bought Adam some really delicious smelling pretzels from Auntie Anne’s. Mmmm so yummy (and tempting), especially when you wash it down with a glass of ice-cold lemonade. Of course I could only watch as Adam took his time having his breakfast (and he didn’t even finish them!).

Around 11:00 o’clock when many of the shops were open, I went to get Linda’s phone fixed on the 2nd floor. Apart from Pertama complex in Jalan T.A.R, Low Yat Plaza has got the widest range of hand phone shops in K.L. They replaced the LCD thingy on Linda’s Motorola V3i for only RM120 which previously got a blank screen when she dropped it on the tarmac road the other day. I’m pretty sure the Motorola Service Centre in Damansara Uptown would have charged a lot more for that.

Anyway I bought another phone that day. A Motorola W220 for RM260. It’s a basic phone with colour screen, polyphonic ring tone and FM Radio, very crude compared to my previous phone. But I just had to get a new phone cause my stupid PDA phone got something wrong with the speaker and I can’t even hear people’s voice on the other end unless I turn the loudspeaker on which is really troublesome at times. Yeah go on, make fun of me.

Later today we went to my mother’s place in Serdang for buka puasa. My brother Faiz and sister Lina were there with his son to join us this evening. Lina’s hubby was also there earlier but he disappeared when he got mad with Lina cause she forgot to bring Hairi’s medications along. Talk about moody husbands! Actually we’re quite used to his antics by now. For some reason, he didn’t get along well with our side of the family. My mother fixed us some delicious ayam percik for dinner and it felt great to get together with the family sometimes like today.

After that we went to Tesco in Puchong to buy our monthly groceries. Although the new Giant hypermart in Kinrara is much closer, I’d rather drive a little bit further just to shop at Tesco and continue my ongoing boycott on Giant. Don’t ask why but you know I got some serious issues with Giant. Tesco was packed with people during this time of the month. I have to tend to Adam for over 90 minutes while Linda shops. So tired.

28 September 2007

Today was a super-busy day for moi. We left office on 8:45 a.m, to deliver some printers to PNSB in Shah Alam. Then Irwan & I went straight to Puncak Alam to finish off where we left yesterday. This week alone we went to Puncak Alam for 4 times. There's always something wrong somewhere in Puncak Alam. Honestly with so many work to do, I think it's about time they hire a proper IT personnel instead of relying on their main ICT contractor. Then again, that's not my decision to make.

We went to satellite B today, right in the middle of the construction site and managed to finish off everything by 3 o'clock. Then we rushed back to office to attend a staff meeting with The Boss. The meeting drags on until 6 o'clock and then I rushed to Sg. Besi LRT station to pick up Linda. After dropping her at home, I sprinted to Mariott Hotel in Putrajaya for my company's annual buka puasa dinner. Got there 5 minutes late.

We had a really good time at the dinner. I ate 3 plates of everything there, rice, satay, cakes, nachos, ice cream just to name a few. Seriously, I think I've gained back all the weight I loss these past 2 weeks of fasting tonight. The Boss was real friendly tonight, chit-chatting and cracking jokes with all his staff. Everybody had so much fun.

So here I am at home nursing my bloated stomach. Adam is sooooo naughty tonight. You just wait, someday you'll have kids that are just as naughty as you!

26 September 2007

Today Irwan and I went to Puncak Alam. As always there's so much to do there we almost had to stay back to finish our job. Fortunately it rained later in the afternoon and we couldn't possibly go into the construction site in that condition so we're lucky to go back early today.

For berbuka we ate at Seri Baling Restaurant in Equine Park. They're the only decent restaurant left in Equine Park. I don't go to Al-Azwath anymore.

Adam make us go to 7-Eleven like everyday now. Silly kid.

Sahur at McD anyone?

25 September 2007

Ouch, my back!! That pretty much sums up my day. Actually I've been having back ache since yesterday and it got worse this morning. So I went to Klinik Jameaton and got myself an injection on the butt. The shot did make me feel slightly better but up until now I can still feel the pain every time I move, get up or lie down.

Today I delivered two brand new Apple Macintosh computers to Syabas HQ. Those mac were so cool I was drooling all the way there. But at RM4000+ per machine that's as close as I can get my hands on one. Sigh. Later Abang Din and I went to Jalan Pasar in KL to get some quotations for cctvs and door lock. That would have been so boring if not for the fact that they've got a lot of interesting stuff being sold there like electronics, car accessories and lots of toys. I bought myself a card holder for ten bucks there. Oh we went there with the company's Renault Kangoo. This is my first time driving that vehicle and the ride was quite okaylah.

In the evening we went for berbuka at Kenny Rogers Roasters at Jusco Equine Park. It's Linda's treat this time because yesterday I did took my family to Pizza Hut next door for berbuka. We often do that, tit for tat. Oh did I tell you we were served a pizza with a tiny little cockroach inside? That's what Linda found yesterday when she was about to consume her slice of pizza. I meanwhile already devoured one slice of pizza already when she alerted me about the extra topping. So we informed the waiter who in turn told the manager who apologized profusely and offered to replace our pizza with a new one. He even gave us free salad on the house while we wait. Having worked at a fast food joint before I'm not too perturbed or anything with this little incident. I totally understand that those things do happen once in a
while so I didn't make much of a fuss about it.

By the way, the Kenny Rogers dinner costs a whooping RM56 for two people. That's about as expensive as the dinner that we had at Medan Muara Ikan Bakar a few months back! Although we could afford to spend so much money on food once in a while, I still feel slightly uncomfortable spending our hard-earned money on them. Well, if you came from a lower middle class family like I do, you'd probably understand.

Other than that I stop by Jusco to exchange the baju raya that I bought yesterday. Yeah I bought my baju raya already yesterday and I mistakenly took a size M cloth instead of the usual XL. 17 years ago I could have easily fit that dress but today, I'd shred it to pieces. For this raya we first planned to have an all white dress but since we couldn't find a single white baju melayu dress for me and Adam we
decided to settle with purple instead. Barney would have been proud!

Okay that's about it for today. I'm sending this post with my pda phone via GPRS to blogger.com. It's much easier to tap in this post using the on screen keyboard as oppose to spelling it out word by word using a hand phone. My problematic pda is quite useful after all eh? Good night.


I started keeping a diary when I was in secondary school way back in 1994. It was not exactly a cool thing to do keeping diaries for boys my age especially where I came from but then sometimes I just love to write, muse about everyday stuff et cetera. Back then I wrote almost every single day about practically everything so naturally I kept my diary very well hidden from my friends. Then again if they did found my diary I don't think they'd understand anyway since my hand writing was, let's just say 'unique' and their English comprehension is not exactly up to par.

Anyway I kinda lost interest halfway and eventually stopped writing altogether when I was preoccupied with other stuff like exams and co-curricular activities. Then a few later I started writing again in my university days beginning my first year there when I kept 5 volumes of hand-written journals (that's what I prefer to call them) spanning 4 years. I still kept those journals up until today, not so-safely stacked with my other books and magazine in the living room, vulnerable to the mischiefs of one Adam Farihin.

Earlier this year I started writing again but this time in the form of weblogs or more commonly known as a blog named Afifplc. But since I don't want to dump everything there, today I decided to start another blog for the sole purpose of writing about everything that has happened today in my life.

In a nutshell, I created Afif Chronicle to chronicle my daily activities, stuff that is too trivial to put on Afifplc (my very serious blog ha ha!). So, happy reading!