Friday, August 29, 2008


Sometimes you do things just to scare people.

I did manage to freaking finish the taxation cost up to the Fed Court. (HC, COA. Siap!)

Oh five mountain high of documents~
my my mountain high of documents~
another two is coming right away~
was All I could sing (think of) while doing it.

Numerous checks with the clerks, missing papers and adding up charges. Gila.
But I managed to finish it, sealed it with a kiss, and submitted it to court (phew!)

But but today at court the opponent lawyer asked for the hearing to be postponed pending settlement.

Boleh tak?
I did the dirty work for almost a month (a 6 months work worth) just to scare you off???

Enche opponent lawyer, can you next time just propose any amount of settlement before I set off taxing your cost??
kan lebey senang. I could've used the time to play yahoogames instead.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

magnet factor

When Mr K told me Marcel Proust' The Swans is not available in his bookstore, in the high spirits to replace the invisible book and keeping up with the tax rebate requirement, after court yesterday I headed to the local bookstore.

What got my eye far before I reached the entrance of the bookstore is the The World According to Jeremy Clarkson., Vol 2 (RM 29.00)

Oh yes even after the volume 1, the world hasn't change a bit so he have to come with Vol. 2.

Yes, he's the TG hero I faitfhully follow on every Sunday evening.

To sum it all up, its a collection of his comments/criticisms to almost everything under the sun. As I sat, almost finishing the book, I was more than convinced that I'm the cause of nuisance for the other patrons as I could not stop laughing and chuckling silly. God, this guy is terribly satanic. He referred to almost everything and it made sense.

If I have to choose, his best article in the book would be 'My Son thinks I'm gay' which shows the after-effect of the younger generation to acquiesce something that was not acceptable before. A conservative, to him marriage between same sex is not a human right, as it does not serve for the main purpose of procreating children. But he put it a funny way.

In less than hour I had almost at the end of the book and I was frustrated because it is so light to be made as a purchase. Light reading is where you can always get from reading good blogs (or so I thought!!) and so I ventured down the literature section and I saw this:

Reading Lolita in Tehran.

Quite rightly so.

Everything that has to do with Tehran (except Faisal Tehrani) and Lolita (the book, not the idea) enticed me. Like a magnet factor. Despite what people say about The revolution 1979 as being the darkest regime, I found myself immersed into their modern history for the fact that no other nation would want to restore faith and replace modern living with the past.

So after making a quick purchase (RM59.99) I went back to work (to finish reading the novel) and quickly regretted buying it instead of Clarkson's. Azar nafisi's idea of making a bestseller is almost like Faisal Tehrani, being so academician like, they pour everything they know in a book. Ok Maybe Madam Nafisi's effort can still be forgiven as this is more of a personal jotting than a memoir, but this is what the usual critics love: love of literature would save the world (Bah!!).

The story is about 7 readers sharing a discussion of books banned in Iran.

Nafisi's freedom is jarred somehow to the inner-self conflict, the transformation of the veiled readers upon reaching the book discussion into unveiled being only revealed that they're only trapped more in their Christian Dior's heavy make ups and some banal dreams of doing something illegal in Tehran like owning a dog. From the frying pan into the………

Reading (and even obssesing) about Lolita or even the Great Gatsby do not make you a lesser muslim. In anyway the mullah or the moral police might have done wrong into limiting the people's choice of books. But for me nafisi's holds the bigger cake of blame. Certainly there are more freedom than what she she advocates. Hers in not heroic attempt and for the hype, I should have settled for Clarkson if it wasn't for the overrated glamour of Reading Tehran. Hell I've read battle of the gods long before it was unbanned. Apa kecoh.

Wonder if the Borders let me refund….

Now Mr K have a new list of books, hehe.. dear, get us Clarkson's book. You'll enjoy it too ;P


Friday, August 22, 2008

ain't no mountain high ~updated

Hah. Who says I'm gonna stop anywhere here?

No way.
This is just a beginning.
What doesn't kill...

After the slip, there will be more slips, but never there will be a Fall.

Whatever happened last few days, the unfortunate event in the Court, I'll take it all in a stride.
(errh there's always appeal anyway kaaan?)

The counsel is rocking hot today!!!

ish ish sambil mengendong pulang buku-buku teks (ihsan encik boss) dan 'advocacy' text personally delivered by N.H Chan sebagai sumber inspirasi :)

mood: semangat
hnssh hnnsh (kembang hidung)

update as at 5:13 pm

crook lawyer sent me a nice letter reminding that I lost the case.
Damn laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Aku baru nak buat notis rayuan.

mood: ape mud-mud? mahmud ada lah.
to those asking about the YM status. This is why. Hence.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008


So not in the mood.

I've been duped by the opponent lawyer.
Trapped, beaten, bruised and eaten alive by the crook of a lawyer.
Friends, be very wary with your opponent.
It could be vital, although you're all backed up by the rules, but the law can be bent and twisted...

memang sangat weng:
this morning I had the urge to tender my resignation and I saw the face in the mirror shouting chicken shit!! ha ha and I laugh at myself, and I promise myself that I'll take yesterday's hearing in a stride ;-)

not so mengong:
Somebody bought a body-fat weighing machine after someone brought in two boxes of Herbalife diet formula. And when the heads start rolling... I must fit that dress!

aku yang mengong.
Went pyramid after court with the Mak's carkeys in my handbag. How it ended there and why I want to know. So I had to leave the nice parking spot at 12 in the afternoon to fetch 'em back. Haicha.

mengong counting:
after three days of happy fulfilling meals of nasi lemak kukus, kenny rogers and pizza hut I (still) managed to kick 0.5 kg off. Ha ha. Aku curious je nak tau if the thing works. Mak's bodyfat weighing machine helps this paranoia actually. Waghh. Tapi diet ape melantak macam b*bi.

Oh it works.
Kalau tak, takdela korang tengok Herbalife on Beck's jersey kan. (hoi tak constructive sunguh la kan argument itu)
thanks (not you la beckham) for the friends and family who had fired my spirits up again..


Friday, August 15, 2008

No Boston Legal indeed

How do I put this without confusing people.

The topic in the Putik Lada column coincided with the conversation I had with NZi lastnight.

More gen-Y (after 1978 born) lawyers are leaving the private practice mainly because of obvious reasons: better offer, better pay, better perks and benefit.

'Green' lawyers, as how the senior lawyers put it, are the one fresh from chambering, are also the ones who would disappear quickest into the comfortable in-houses, teaching and gomen agencies.

Hence..Pre-matured retirement.
While leaving only a handful of the greens, by the time we're not so green, we're all bruised and battered.

Nzi and I were talking about a dear friend of ours who opted out from the Private practice to teach (and doing very well indeed) . She was telling me that the majority opinion putting a benchmark "that even her pun quit practice" because apparently that friend of ours is a high-flyer passionate litigator.

But I only have respect for her, because I think she have got the guts to leave the stereotyping agenda. Most of the people are too scared to venture the unfamiliar path. That includes me.

As we got deeper in the conversation, we somehow realise that if we were to leave the Private Practice at all, it wouldn't be because of the obvious reasons stated above (better pay bla bla bla).

(Apparently now the market is catching up with the demand and (haha) lesser supply of budding lawyers. Most of the ones in my batch are getting more than 3K even after deduction. Apparently if we're talking about pension schemes, the gomen is the most appealing but flexibility in the Private Practice wins hands down. )

The not-so obvious reason would be if threading the familiar path would warrant us vacant, empty lives. This would be The Reason.

We shared some of our almost "becoming vacant" experience:
NZi, a corporate LA was telling me sometimes she found it pointless in delving so much into the corporate world, or so to say I am becoming numb of winning and losing everyday as a Litigator that eventually it does not matter.

And the society's a big help too.
The corporate legal counsel (where the big money is) would always be deemed as the "Shark" and the Litigator would always be pointed out aptly as the "Manipulative Liars".(Though the last (at least) both of us checked, we have only been doing Honest Works)

At the end of the day, all the unmotivated hardwork is called off like a crap to the society which would eventually seeps in our perspective and esteem and this hurts the most.

Why do we let out-side factor affects us is the no-bonus question.
When the work catches up, and the gloss would wear off eventually we don't realise somehow that through the pain, we only have learnt to be better, faster and sharper.
It is ourselves that we need to have faith in.

No pain, no gain they say.
Pain was and still is never glamourous.
The only glam lawyers I know is only in Boston Legal and lucky me I never watched it before.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

longest tag in the world

Kali ini oleh cik alak. Hehe. (i owe you for this) Tapi be warned though.. especially to those who got tagged at the end of these endless tag. haha nak nyesal pun tak guna hahaha.


1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.

2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.

3. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves a comment, letting them know they got tagged and to ask them to play and read your blog.

Starting time: 20:47 MYT

Name: hehe those who knows, knows.

Sisters: 3


Shoe size: 5

Height: 160 cm (thats what the passport says)

Where do you live: Subang J Rocks

Favourite drinks: Light coke (for the taste, not for the health-related reason)

Favourite breakfast: sausage mcmuffin!! (had it 3 days in a day sudaaa)

Have you ever been on a plane: iye

Swam in the ocean: ocean? haha no hehe hey macam la korang pernah!

Fallen asleep in school: thats the funny thing. Never. (Me teacher's pet)

Broken someone's heart: yup. mostly girls (wtf?)

Fell off your chair: haha alak comot aku tak pernah (hopefully never)

Sat by the phone all night waiting for someone to call: everysinglenight

Saved e-mails: unintentionally yes

What is your room like: painted red. With green bed covers. With a lot stuffed animals and one humongous teddy bear called Bebe.

What's right beside you: bebe, baby, biggu and several books scattered.

What is the last thing you ate: sambal udang masak petai

Ever had chicken pox: when I was small?

Sore throat: Like having them. Makes me feel like a rockstar

Stitches: When I was 8 at the forehead, playing with Yah.

Broken nose: hidung kemek tak tajam sebab tu tak patah kot?

Do you believe in love at first sight: I believe that's only an excuse. You love who you love.

Like picnics: yup yup hates the aftermath all the washing though

Who was the last person you danced with: in my dreams, you mean?

Last made you smile: enche khalis since he's regretting being tagged. Haha bu

You last yelled at: Yah kot... "Woi"

Talk to someone you like: Am now talking to him ngeh ngeh

Kissed anyone: d'uh

Get sick: a year ago.

Talked to an ex: four years ago. "your things"

Miss someone: all the time. Yosh.

Best feeling in the world: when you know you're blessed

Do you sleep with stuffed animals: 'they' inhibit my bed.

Who do you really hate: the paranoid snake and the paranoid bimbo

What time is it now: 20.57 wah not too bad huh..

Randoms :

Q: Is there a person who is on your mind right now: was thinking about Karen.. and of course...

Q: Do you have any siblings: it will be so weird if I said no.

Q: Do you want children: hehe.By bus loads, yes.

Q: Do you smile often: no.. living up to the brooding type. Konon.

Q: Do you like your hand-writing: I type most of the time. But I like my signatures. So lawyer-like

Q: Are your toenails painted: nopes.

Q: Whose bed other than yours would you rather sleep in: the green couch downstairs. Comfy!

Q: What colour shirt are you wearing: grey. Arizona state.

Q: What were you doing at 7:00pm yesterday: in the cinema watching movie

Q: I can't wait till: next March 09. =')

Q: When did you cry last: last night. By truck loads.

Q: Are you a friendly person: I can be.

Q: Do you have any pets: used to. But sent most of them to hamster heaven so I repented.

Where is the person you have feelings for right now? : 1511 nautical miles away from me.

Did the last person you held hands with mean anything to you now? : Karen's a good friend...

Do you sleep with the TV on? : but I don't watch tv that much. But yes.

What are you doing right now? : just had dinner. Skyping with Mr K dearest.

Have you ever crawled through a window?: Malaysia banyak pencuri. So semua tingkap ada gril. So the answer is no.

Can you handle the truth?: if it hurts, it will. Yes and no.

Are you closer to your mother or father?: mother..

Who was the last person you cried in front of? : does a phonecall count? in that case, yes. Mr K. Last night.

How many people can you say you've really loved?: I'm lucky. I have a great God to start off with.

Do you eat healthy? hell no!

Do you still have pictures of you & your ex? : returned/deleted/thrashed already.

Have you ever cried because of something someone said to you? : isn't that a good reason to cry?

How often do you go to church?: there was once. A friend's funeral. She was raped and brutally murdered.

If you're having a bad day, who are you most likely to go to? : Go to sleep.

Are you loud or quiet most of the time? : I have my sombre moods to blame.

Are you confident? : I look like I am but I'm chicken shit actually.

5 things I was doing 10 years ago
- dating with PetSistersss (amalan jahiliah budak2 skolah perempuan)
- training for sports
- talking on the phones for countless hours
- tuition Kasturi
- lepak2 McD and KL after school

5 things on my to-do list today:-
- get a good parking @ SAHC
- staying awake
- laundry (ye hari tu punye pon belum basuh ok)
- balik awal hari ni
- charge hp (malas)

5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:

already answered in the prev tag

5 of my bad habits:

- forgetful
- moody
- too laidback
- overly critical
- short attention span

5 places I have lived in :

- ss2 Pj
- Subang Jaya
- Damansara 50490
- Sri Damansara
- IIu hostels

5 jobs I’ve had

-already answered in prev tag

5 people I tag:

- Mr K
- bubuchan
- Arad angelus
- abg encem
- encik tiger
(mesti dia dah taubat taknak mintak tag hahaha)


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

of Horace's Odes and the song

Hit dirt, shake tree
Split sky, part sea
Strip smile, lose cool
Bleed the day and break the rule
Live to win, dare to fail
Eat the dirt and bite the nail

Then make me miss you
Then make me miss you

So wash your vice away with dirt
It don't feel good until it hurts
So take this world and shake it
Come squeeze and suck the day
Come carpe diem baby

The masterpiece and him at The art gallery.
17831351 seconds. Every single heart beats, there will be you.
I wish you all the best. Carpe diem, baby.. and then make me miss you.

After court today I went to MPH to buy me a new book.
Unfortunately they don't accept maybankard (what?!)

I guess its true that people with plastic money is always favoured over those who have real money.

Eh helo but I don't live my life in credit, I prefer cash flows smooth like the river Ganges.

I pun malas nak naik turun tangga cari ATM. So I tak jadi beli lah buku itew.
OU is far too big for a grumbling stomach and a mumbling discontent.

Horace, you'll have to wait.
While James H is singing your chorus.


Monday, August 11, 2008


Got tagged by Hida. Made me think hard on the first question though haha..couldn't say I was studying, seriously.

Question 1: What were you doing 5 years ago?
Exactly on a Monday morning 11 August 2003 at 10.42 am? God knows what I was doing! I was still a sophomore
in the uni, but I think I was most probably was pulling a prank or causing mischief... than being caught studying =P

Question 2: What are the 5 things on your to-do list today?
1. wake up earlier than usual to go MTBiking
2. laundry (tinggi sudaa)
3. lunch with Ms KK and avoiding McD at all cost
4. send some postcard
try to decipher Y.A's court's direction on the analysis of pleading (the one before got rejected) if you're interested to know which court, ask me and you'll understand.

Question 3: What are the 5 snacks that you enjoy?
1. Mars (bars, not the planet, of course)
2. Jeruk jeruk jeruk
3. asam asam asam (aku mmg hantu asam)
4. migraine-inducing cheesecakes
5. the culprit McD's french fries

Question 4: What are the 5 things that you would do if you were a billionaire?
1. set up a reading class for the illiterate
(when I was in form5, ada lagi budak2 tak reti baca.. menyedihkan sungguh sistem pendidikan..hidup hishamukerisdin!)
2. nak bersihkan sungai kat Mesia
3. set up passive income so I don't have to work anymore ehehe
4. jadi ahlong (micro creditor like Muhamamad Yunus, founder of Grameen project)
5. try to be calm (giler ape billionaire!)

Question 5: What are the 5 jobs you've had?
1. a tele-marketing operator haha "puan, adakah puan berminat.." after form 5
2. dunkin donuts staff.. which I got to bring back all the uneaten donuts berdoyon doyon!
3. chambering student
4. legal associate
5. all those sub-conscious unpaid jobs I did for being taken advantage of..haha

OK...finally the 5 lucky people that hopefully will continue this tag:
1. chegu Alak
2. chegu uswah
3. chek zakiah
4. chek wan maryam
5. chek shera yang sebok manjang itew.


Friday, August 08, 2008

caving xp

The Spelunker Trio is back!

Tomorrow DK, BG and me will be exploring Gua Tempurung in Perak.

pix taken from the Gua Tempurung website.

Yah, sure aa you don't want to follow?
A bit worried to get wet though because I'll be bringing the slr. Or should I leave it at home.
Hm decision decision.

On the other side of the planet, to my favourite man who's been 'caving' long enough in the library, all the best for your Unis, darling. You have all my prayers, dear Arad =)


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

coincident mendenya

I did tell Mak last week (the moment Wan Azizah gave up Permatang Pauh), they're gonna lay their hands on DSAI somehow on the day of election.

Malas aku nak kesah la.
Its like a wayang kulit show, the end is obvious while not everyone understands the thing but the show still goes on. Repetitively.
(Disclaimer: At least Wayang kulit ada nilai estetika seni yang tinggi okey?)

Baik aku layan dia ni:

At least she makes me proud being a Malaysian! (and a good music to boot).

Okeylah..aku nak gerak..nak ngantor Ibu mertuaku ke KLIA for her flight to UK..
Adieu my pets!


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

evil kah aku?

What do you do when you know your friend’s fiance is cheating on her?

Consider this:

You saw him cheating on her.
You warned her about him before about it but no heed was taken.

Because you made it clear to her your disapproval to anyone taking advantage on your friends.
But she said oh time will change him, he will be a better man and a loyal husband,even God accepts His servant's repentance blablabla that you're just being over protective I don't need people looking after me thank you.
After all when she cried for his sins, she troubled her days praying for him. For them.

And you saw him cheating recently.
They're getting married end of this year.

I'm not telling no more.
Good luck.


Sunday, August 03, 2008


1. furniture shopping
Went out for an early morning furniture hunting with Mom.
Guess who we met shopping too:

(overheard conversation of his wife to the salesman: bilik kat atas tu ada 2,3...)
belum menang pun da
h ada rumah baru ke bang?
Wah aku macam paparazi.

2. sweetest survey answer
Somewhere in India, a survey asking which is more important, friendship or love, was being posed at some med school students. The reporter hunted with a mic and armed with a videocam.

Boys answered friendship, and girls, love.

And to the escaping microphone and recorder, he said :

Because I'm in love with my bestfriend."



Friday, August 01, 2008

why 4 an out of sorts day

I'm out of sorts today (putting ala Eternal Sunshine's Joel first monologue)

Got up late today after a sleepless night.
The only staff we have is on holiday.
The Boss extended his emergency leave due to suspicion of dengue.
So there is no one preparing for my overdue pay cheque nor there is anyone to sign it!
The oat I put in microwave bloated and blasted making a total mess in the office kitchen.
Had to take over Boss' portfolio in his absence and trial set for this morning.
The phone ringing is conveniently centered at the receptionist's phone which is outside my room.
And I keep picking up calls meant for facsimile transmission damn it tgkla number faks kat web!!
A walk in client burst into tears upon service of BN but honestly I got irritated.
Sudden application notice to attend hearing is so uninviting.
Neither is a shouting client asking for the Boss in desperation shifted his frustration to me.

You should have a look at my room.

Everything is scattered and I'm still barely there.

Gave my 'laywer friend' a confidante to whom I call for quick reference Miss SS.
I told her what happened today and she was laughing.
"Aiyoh your fengsui very bad meh?"

Thats what I like talking to her, she always laughs at the things that makes me erupt.
It kinda cools me down actually. Its better than trying to be polite but not really listening.

Then I told her the office is otherwise known as suite 3A, and level skipped to 5.
Because physically its number 4.
And Chinese don't really favour this number because, as SS told me, it means something bad.
But she said "Eh but Malays like number 4, kan? okay maa you don't worry"

I don't actually. I don't believe in superstitions.
Numbers are just digits and nothing else to me.
But I didn't know Malays like number 4.
Oh really.

The only reason I can think of is because the polygamy limit is 4.


toi plus moi =)

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