20 April 2013

20 April 2013 marks the nomination day for Malaysia's 13th general election. Since the parliament was dissolved over 3 weeks ago, Malaysian was eager to know who will be representing their respective parties or themselves in the "mother of all elections". Yesterday there was drama when the Registrar of Society sent a letter to DAP not recognizing their Central Executive Committee (CEC) just 48 hours before nomination day. DAP was about to contest under PAS & PKR's flags for this GE today but fortunately, ROS came to their senses (or was they taken aback by the backlash?) and wrote an eleventh hour letter allowing DAP to contest under their iconic rocket logo.

Nomination day passed with the regular fanfare and excitement. The ugly thing however was that when there was a 3-cornered fight between BN-PKR-PAS in 7 state seats and one parliament seat at the end of nomination today, something that shouldn't have happened at the first place. Hopefully this is just a miscommunication and Pakatan Rakyat will sort out this comedy of error very soon. If not, they might as well declare BN as the winner for those seats.

I can't wait for election day on May 5th. 15 days of campaigning is way too long. Who knows what shit might happen between now and election day.

17 April 2013

Although my school has a little cafe for the parent & staff to buy food & stuff, most of the staff especially the locals prefers to eat outside the school. This is because they food there is way too expensive for our liking. The price range is catered for expats where the cheapest sandwich costs RM8.00. It makes more sense for us to eat next door at any one of the eateries available which offers standard local prices.

For the IT department, our favorite haunt is CMZ restaurant strategically located opposite of the main school entrance. CMZ is a typical tom yam restaurant run by Kelantanese/southern Thai. The food was pretty decent and they make the best tom yam in KL at some stage although that standard has dwindled a bit lately (a change of cook maybe?). Next to CMZ we have a little mamak which I don't fancy going much since the food quality & hygiene level is below par. Another place that we usually go sometimes is the Pernama building which hosts the well-known Jalan Bellamy Rojak place. I think the rojak was okay, not exactly addictive or mind-blowing but surely acceptable. I had their rojak like a couple of times a month cause there's only so much rojak one can have before getting absolutely bored with them.

So what do we normally talk about during lunch? Oh the typical boys chat - work, girls, politics, sports, random stuff, sex and more girls.

Sooner or later I'm gonna be really fed up of eating at CMZ. How I wish they would make an affordable place to eat inside the school. Apart from building rapport and camaraderie among staffs, an affordable cafe would boost moral and do so much good for our economy.

11 April 2013

Today I sat for my last paper on my last semester at UiTM. It's been four years since I started my diploma in Information Management. It felt like forever. How does it feels? Amazing. Relieved. Free. During this four years, I felt like my life had been put on hold. Well, I did get to do stuff but many times whenever I wanted to spend my free time doing things I like, I was quickly reminded that I have more important stuff to do like finishing my assignment or studying. So when I finally wrote my last piece of answer for today's paper, it felt like a huge burden being lifted over my shoulder. If you have ever studied in your life, you would know how it feels.

So what do I do next? The short answer is live my life to the fullest. I've got like a million thing to do on y to-do list. Like blogging here for example. If you noticed, December last year was the last time I updated this blog. It's about time. Since I started work at the new place, I haven't really got time to do anything else much. This new job requires my fullest commitment & I don't even have much time to surf the net let alone blog. Apart from that, I would like to watch some of all the movies & TV shows that I've downloaded for the past few months. They were like 7,000 hours of them.

Then I wanna visit places of interest that I've been meaning to go since like forever & of course bring my family along. I also wanna jog every day, (for real) lose some weight and get back to that 6 pack & buff figure that I used to have a long time ago. I wanna do everything now. This is the first day of the rest of my life.