Friday, November 28, 2008

short lived joy

The only thing that keeps the current gomen in-tuned with the whole judiciary reform is that they do not want to lose out foreign investors. Other than that, why do they even bother.

I wonder if this dependency should be of any good, its not as if our country is not that resourceful, and I keep on reminding myself that Buy Malaysian products only appeals to only some of us. The only way out of Globalisation is to stay out of it.

We still need the daily dose of Starbucks, Wendy's and Tony Romas, when Kopi cap Mawar, Ramly burgers and Ayam Golek Lima Bintang tastes better but for the packaging.
Malaysians and their capitalists idea of living. Ingat hidup ni nak enjoy looking good sahaja.

I had the first paragraph thinking when i was served with a sealed summons in chambers to set aside Judgment by the opponent solicitor on the same day I managed to get Judgment againt the opponent, earlier in the day.

How is that possible?
When usually well-drafted order (with certificate of urgency perhaps) takes almost 3 weeks to be approved, and this SIC is signed and sealed in half a day.
And I haven’t gotten my draft order out yet.

If the system has finally found its way to expedite things, I’m all up for it.
And if the gomen's service has suddenly improved, I applaud all the steps in ensuring so.
But seriously, don't you thinks its a bit peculiar? its too quick, too effective.

I wondered how, and stopped thinking why.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

the comeback queen

I’ve been extremely busy lately

Though I found my lunchtimes extended longer than usual, but it’s only because I think I deserve more ‘away’ time from the office. Because once I’m in the office, the physical aspect of ‘work’ dissolves and melts into my subconcious mind. Gone are the days of happy facebooking and status updating/commenting at every 2 minutes. Haha.

Even as I’m writing this, I’m somewhere in between of arbitral preliminary meeting, trying to create the look like busy (LLB) by furiously typing onto the laptop when actually I’m blogging myself away. Haha.

Last week the Boss starts to entrust me to handle new arbitration files on my own.
From A to the Z, izzle fo' the shizzle, its learning time!

I always preferred Arbitration, because I believe its the better platform for most construction matters, which the firm handles most of the time. And though I am wee bit shaken by his confidence to me, for I’m still fresh and green, but I believe I could still learn at my own pace.

Do not assume I’m being over ambitious or creating a niche market for my own, but for those who know what happened to me in the previous firm, you’ll understand why I appreciate the vast opportunity in learning curves the Boss is creating for me.

What happened there remained a bitter secret for me and few closed friends to know, but the consequence of it really ate me up. I was gobbled and eaten alive and nothing is the same anymore for me. My confidence level became zilch and there was always questions of why me ? re-surfacing every now and then, reminding how feeble I was as my own fighter.

But you know what they say; things that does not kill, only makes us stronger.

Now that I got my momentum back, working like there’s no tomorrow and recently I made my own comeback to the Legalaiders, I found myself busier though I found myself dead tired at the end of everyday, I sleep happier now.

I haven’t had the slightest thought of anyone insignificant, and I buried those who thinks I have the walk-on-me sign on my forehead.
The pain was already anesthetized, hence for me they don't exist anymore.

I only think of those who matters now.
Thank you (you know who you are).

I’ve been extremely busy lately.
And Happier.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

fastforwarding future

After finishing the written submission (which I totally flipped over concluding it, and declared happily in my facebook and YM status), since I have some waiting time to kill before a meeting in A&W drive-thru (the reason kenapa aku bersungguh2 siap kerja :A&W rootbeer float!), I went bloghopping in the cyberspace and found some senior laywers' blogs.

Very very enjoyable.
A little detail of work is splashed, otherwise its all about the kids, the wifeys (cute ok how the husbands go about the wives and vice versa), the report card days, the holidays and all good life involving the family. Memang sangat cute!

I can't help but to ponder if my future life would somehow echo theirs.
And I can't help but smiling reading about how one lawyer dad adores the kids.
A bit envious, but the warm tingle stays deep in the heart.

Heh. Sape kata lawyer tak boleh handle family ;)

Thing is, don't think I'll be able to blog like that.
I simply do not have the courage to spill about my personal P&Cs.


Sunday, November 23, 2008

while I was going through tomorrow's matter

I was preparing for a civil trial I'll be having the next morning when my former Lecturer buzzed me through YM.

Maybe because he was intrigued by my YM status, but at the end of the short but sweet conversation, I was motivated than ever :)

Work hard, play harder!

former teacher:
Enjoy life my dear, I think you r over burden with work

No lah
I think at my age, u were more hardworking kot

former teacher:
Lepas tu siap bawak balik keje lagi

Sebab after court tadi I melepak ke Istana Budaya for lunch.
Lepas tu melegar dengan jayanya.
After meeting I tak balik ofis terus.

former teacher:
I played more then.

Even while you were a magistrate?
Wah wah.

former teacher:
Hmm I’ll tell you a secret when time permits me.

Eh this is not fair.

former teacher:

Now u got my attention, I finally stopped my work!
Now I’m curious..

former teacher:
Now there’s reasonable doubt already

Which isssss?

former teacher:
I can’t tell you now because it’ll stop your momentum.
You’re on the correct track.

But you just told me to enjoy life (so tell me!) haha

former teacher:
I’m telling U should work hard, but play harder

And u think I’m overworked.
Quite the contrary actually.
(Don’t think the Boss thinks of me that way)

former teacher:
Ask urself.

I’m not as workaholic as what I seem to you.
Ini hanyalah last attempt seorang pekerja yang sedang menggelabah

former teacher:
Now u’re flirting with ur lecturer…..on the net.
Get back to Work.

Excuse me, kalau I nak flirt, kat uni lagi I dah buat.
My grades are not that great PON.

former teacher:
Hahahha. Ok Ok.
So what’s for tomorrow matter?

Construction bla bla.
What about u?

former teacher:
I’m marking my student’s paper

Ke tengah mengacau awek2 di alam maya?

former teacher:
Wanna join?

No thank you.
I’m straight.

former teacher:
Hahahah. Cis
Fatwa dah keluar haram.
But that is the law since time immemorial

A ah. Baru nak cakap

former teacher:
I cepat. U slow

As you can see, I’m doing my work, and u are supposed too!

former teacher:
No, yours are reflect ignorance

let’s get back to what we’re paid for.

former teacher:
See that was not me saying that.
it’s the devil in me

Oh hello Mr Devil in XXXX, nice to meet u.
I see u’ve taken much control of him, hmm
If u see him , tell him I said hi.

former teacher:
This is me.
I’m back.


former teacher:
I’m always online but invisible u know
Just buzz me if you want to make me laugh ok.

Nanti I holler every time I need that kick on my head.

former teacher:
Nice having light moment with u. Take care.

Sangat cool lecturer kami. My coursemates might recognise who he is.
One of those lecturer yang popular (sbb dia cool) hahah.
And he teaches Procedure.
And he was (or still is) a practicing Lawyer.

He's one of those who supported my decision to stay in The Practice, and he said you'll have to finish the things u've started, dont go chicken shit. Heh. No I won't.

Il faut en finir!~
(borrowing the old French adage during WWII)

When I' grow up Sir, I want to be just like you.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

tag yang renyah!

Moi nerdy cousin tagged me. Because I love you, I'll do it despite the tag is incredibly long..

1) Take a recent picture of yourself or take a picture of yourself right NOW!.
2) DON’T change your clothes, DON’T fix your hair…just take a picture.
3) Post that picture with NO editing.
4) Post these instruction with your picture.
5) Tag 10 people to do this

haha. Here goes nothin'.latest pic maaaa. Sabtu lepas. Saya sedang bermain musical chair (not!)

ok. 2nd round. yg ni pjg. haihh!

1.How old are you?

2. Are you single?
not anymore! for the past 4 years loh.

3. In what age do you think you’ll get married?
22! (hahahaha)

4. Do you think you’ll be marrying the person you are with now?

5. If not, who do you want to marry?
apa punya soalan tak relevant langsung.
(Kalau cakap Rain, ada jugak yg merajuk nih :P no lah, u know I love u, munchkin.)

6. Do you want a garden/beach wedding, or the traditional wedding?
yawn! I leave everything to moi wedding planner.

7. Your ideal motif?
ditto above (serious aku tak minat la benda2 ni actually)

8. Where do you plan to go on a honeymoon?

9. How many guests do you think you’ll invite?
only those who matter most!

10. Do you want an extravagant wedding or a simple wedding?
Its all in one perspective of the mind.

11. Do you want the traditional vows or something you’d make up on your own??
the right words, by the right one, with the right parties.

12. How many layers of cake do you want to have?
yawn! bosannya..hahaha. I think mak got something.

13. Do you prefer having your reception at a hotel or at a simple place?
honestly, I don't know.

14. When do you want to get married, evening or morning?
always liked mornings though.

15. You’d rather have your reception outdoors or indoors?
whichever. Does it matter? my god!

16. Do you like a grand entrance for your groom/bride?
like what,hot air balloon? if that, nak le.

17. Name the song/tune you’d like played at your wedding?
sterephonics' it means nothing (YAH AKU CHOP DULU LAGU NI)

18. Are you a morning person or a night person?
neither. I work best afternoon.

19. Do you want a solemn ceremony or a light one?
yang tak membebankan orang with protocols whatnots.

20. What age do you want to get married?
Always prayed before 27. Tak tau kenapa. Society pressure is bad.

21. Describe your ideal husband/wife.
imam yang baik. Sedikit macho, sedikit bucuk.

23. Champagne or red wine?
colours, I prefer red wine.

24. Honeymoon right after the wedding or days after the wedding?
the rest of the married life, please. Why limit to few days.

25. Money or household item?
sincerity comes in many forms, even the unseen things like sincere prayer.

26. Who will pay for the bills?
we'll settle things amicably, kan?

27. Are you ready for married life?Now?
at the (working) rate I'm going, I need my biggest supporter :)

28. Do you think you will still be a virgin until u get married?
apa punya soalan ni, nuyu!

29. Will you always be true to your wife/husband?
I want to.

30. How many kids do you like?
to how many I'll be able to like.

31. A new house for a newly wed or an old one?
home is where the heart is. Susahnya nak jawab soalan ni..

32. Will you celebrate silver wedding, gold wedding, or diamond wedding?
got mine already :)

33. What kind of cuisine would you like for your wedding?
seriously I prefer nasi campur. Kenyang sikit orang makan.

34. Will you record your honeymoon in a cd or dvd?
me a photography person surely lah. Plus I hate to listen to my own voice...


MISSION COMPLETED!!!! woot~~~!!! =p

people im tagging:

1) encik khalis. obvious reasons.
sorry la 9 persons lagi macam tak logic laa. Sape sanggup layan. Hahaha.
(nuyu, its only because I love u tau) hahaha


Saturday, November 15, 2008


the odd one out :P

The captain, the hattrick hero scored a goal and won the game yesterday.
Somewhere further, his counsel call it a day after few tipsy hours at the Palace of justice.
Tired, but happy, both of them sleeps soundly tonight, 1511 miles apart.

But I'll be spending my weekend with the Legalaiders somewhere in Rawang where there is no reception.

Jangan nakal2 ye, encik kapten.
Had dreams last night full of football matches :P


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Woke up with a throb in my head.
Dup dap dup dup.

Managed to get the miraculous OIT from Yang Arif, using carefully chosen emotions rather than carefully acted out eloquence.

OIT, 'order in terms' the sweetest word that each legal counsel love to hear.
What we do to get them tell it to us.

No I didn't kill the client, him whom had promised me no harm would come in my way should the judge be convinced with the petitioner's objection.
And the feeling bounced back only to the suddenly silent Boss who only contacted me when everything is done, but not when I need him.

Victory, and I didn't head back to office.
I'm bitter and tired. Thinking about the work makes me sluggish and feverish.

I need my beauty sleep.
For days I looked like a zombie deprived of sleep.
And the sentiment of I-hate-my-boss is stronger than ever.
And the overly-romanticized incredible India filled my dreams.

Yah, ape best sangat 6 september alamnus itu?


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

putting off Armistice Day

or any other day that matters.

Messing up
I intended to post this blog on the 11th hour of this 11th day of the 11th month for Armistice Day, but I missed the chance. Because Mak picked me up to go shopping at Ikea at 10 in the morning. (Yes I played hooky, but I was with Mak =P ) And I came back to the office feeling jubilated that I'm gonna free the whole week without court (funny as lawyers we hate going to court, but is it as much as doctors hate going to hospital?)

Only to receive a call from a frantic client telling that tomorrow his company is about to be wound-up.

Esok hearing, hari ni baru bagi instruction. Apa dia ingat aku ni magician?
Dahla tak file any opposing affidavit (due 3 months ago wtf)

I'm so gonna be messed up.

Remember the Eleventh
IMHO, WWI would still happen even if the Archduke FF wasn't assasinated. The bad blood had long been brewed and (yes I'm a history junkie so I have biased opinions,) I say that the s*erbs was/is always a troublemaker. And I have deep symphaties for German*y having to bear the reparation for something that is caused by the troublemaker. (yes I'm a history junkie and I have biased symphaties). Back then I was just thinking, if only they gave the names of the instigator of the Franz Ferdinand murder, all the possibility of war could be shrunk. And maybe the Herr Hitle*r wouldn't be so bitter and ambitious to start the second World War.

If WWI only involved several countries, why is it called as World War, even more so 'the Great War'? And why would Armistice Day matter to the rest of the world?

It marked the end of the war where the incidents were actually avoidable.
The end of the first bloody clashes of nations, and maybe, just maybe the present world can actually learn its lesson.

Apparently not.

Undoubtedly, America's hawks will celebrate Veterans' Day, but they will forget about the time when November 11 was a day to remember the warriors while observing the blessings of peace. Instead, they will use the day to lionize war.

They will forget the lessons of 1918, and will use a day that was meant to reflect on peace to cheer on more killing and destruction.

...or any other day/thing that matters.
Human never learn from histories.


Friday, November 07, 2008

there could be no wrong turn

I'm stuck doing record of appeal and other mountainous work left by the Boss who is now in China. With one trial this week and 2 more coming next week, I've yet to finish anything, and the rate I'm going, facebooking and all, I don't think I will today.

Dahla I'm rushing to meet PR and NW for our long-awaited mini-reunion dinner @Kenny.
Work can wait. Ahaha.

Funny every single time I was with them or the Legalaiders, the more reluctant I am to leave the profession prematurely. I seemed to practice happily thinking about the whole aspirations of/relating to LegalAid. Yup, legalAid magic works on me.
Maybe sebab tu kot I've been coming to the LAC more than I used to now.

The work can wait.
I'm not gonna spoil some quality time with family + friends during weekends.

Seems I'm taking everything in a stride.
This is just because I'm trying to take things easy.
And because I'm under whole lotta stress.

Late last night I found myself chatting with Sir Raja B, while waiting for Mr K to come back from his library. And I conceded when he said the lesser time spent in court, the happier he is and the merrier time he has for the family.

Despite all that, he asked me to stay on.
That its not worth leaving something you have already started.

Ah words of encouragement from The Man himself.

Now it seems I have mixed feelings. To be or not to be.
Cliche as it sounds. Cita-cita or chenta.

To stop lawyering or start being a SAHW (albeit temporarily few years?)

nak cari pic Padiappa tapi tak jumpe scene dia yang joget2.

Whenever I felt at war with the workload, all I can think of is joining Mr K in India and be happy not doing anything but our own Bollywood scenes. And I'm most happy being with Mr K.
Tengok dia senyum je saya sudah cair. Aptah lagi in real action.

fuiyoh. Always get the ball one that captain.

And kalau get into that thinking, I'll convince myself that work can really wait. (Over-repeated at my own expense) But can it really?

To be fair,the only grouses I could have being in the practice is the invisible cloud looming around me feeling stupid around senior lawyers and the stress (undeniably coming from other people's expectation)

When I told this to Mr K, he said I can get both without losing one another.
Both. And there could be no wrong turn.

Pray for me.
Nothing is decided just yet.
I pray for every decision made is divinely guided and not exhumed by hormonal emotions of a woman stress at work and helpless that the work is chucked totally.

Have a nice weekend ahead, people.
I know I will.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Right on

Yeah I don't do Golf and I'm still with my old handbag and silly Proton.

I don't usually agree with Haris, but I got myself chuckled silly reading his latest post in response to Rocky Bru's statement (the whole brouhaha involving Tun salleh's Consultant application).
This is what Harris said (taken from the MBW):

Since you asked, let me tell you, Rocky.

The greater number of the 12,600++ lawyers at the Bar, most of whom are not tainted by any connections with UMNO or any BN politicians, wouldn’t know one end of a golf stick from the other.

Not that they wouldn’t like to take up the game. It’s just that they can’t afford it.

What most of them would not do, though, even if they could afford it, is to wine and dine with judges.

Holidays together?

Don’t insult all the lawyers and judges, Rocky! Not every judge is a Chin and every lawyer a Lingam whose slimy tentacles reach into every corrupted crevice in UMNO.

You know the sort I mean, Rocky.

Why, some lawyers can’t even afford a holiday with the family!

You think I fib?

Go on, ask the missus next time you see her.

Of course, some of these lawyers are the authors of their own circumstance, foolishly hanging on to ideals of a free and unshackled press, free speech and free expression and, for less than a peppercorn, defending the same in court. More on these lawyers in a forthcoming post.

Let me tell you how these lawyers would want a judge to endear himself / herself to the Bar.

Treat lawyers with the same courtesy that the judges themselves expect be shown to them, hear impartially and devoid of any bias, and decide according to the law, without fear or favour.

No more, no less.

Now I can swagger in confidence when I announce that I'm a part of Puspa's PPM. =P
(PPM: Persatuan Peguam2 Miskin)



I was listening to a male friend over breakfast about the limited time he has to juggle between his many 'manly hobbies'.

It was always about his car collections, car racing, his Wii, his Playstation 3, his collection of trophy girlfriends, his bikes, his toys, his cameras, his this and that. Endless I tell you.

In front of us he had this On the Road Car magazine, and I was flipping back to front when I told this to him:

"Thats why its easier being a woman, we only have one or two focused hobby and thats it".

To this he stopped short to ask me: "Ok, tell me 3 thing women invent".

Dammit. err err. I was about to say babies but that will sound so wrong.

He said "We Men like so many things. we want to go to the moon, we invent the spaceship. All the things we like to play, we invent, and all the things invented, we let other men play"

Men and their toys.

You know what they say..boys will always be boys.
Main-main je depa ni. Hahaha.


toi plus moi =)

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