Sunday, December 31, 2006

Living Expenses

Sayounara 2006 and welcome 2007!
Approximately spent RM12K in this year which is RM1K+ monthly. Other than insurance, trips & outings/shoppings took part in large amount. Trips included Melaka, Genting, Port Dickson and Jiangnan while misc included family groceries, etc. Although we have received Vitamin B but not Vitamin I yet.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Last Dinner in Work Days

We all had a steamboat buffet at Sunway's Restaurant Yuen to celebrate last day of working in 2006 '收工酒'. It's RM18.80 per head count, quite worth trying it and there were various seashells & fishballs to choose, so as the BBQ chicken wings.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Today is the last day of my leaves for this year, the rest of 7 days will be carried forward to next year. Today my elder brother is also leaving Malaysia to HongKong to find his friends there for Taipei trip b4 going back to UK. Sayounara!

2 more stamps were collected! Daisy remembered not to throw away and gave it to me:)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

2D1N at Malacca

My brother & I went down to Malacca to visit my aunties.

That 2 days were rainy, thus we couldn't go to some historical places. Uncle brought us to the newly built Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Christmas decorations were all around the shops. We found that shopping in Melaka is more worth than KL:) because the prices even cheaper. Hehe, next year can go down to Melaka shop, better. There's an area selling Melaka culture crafts & food - Heritage Gallery.

At night we originally thought of visiting the Portuguese town to see the christmas lights but rain hadn't stopped. Well, stayed at house to see some old photo albums from aunty. I discovered something, never known that my grandpa & grandma visited Taiwan at 1980. The 1st & 2ns from left:

That night me & my brother were separated. I stayed at eldest aunty's house in Durian Tunggal while my brother stayed at youngest aunty house which near to Melaka town. Me & my cousin finished watching a set of old Taiwan idol drama (20 episode) - The Stars of Snow Land (雪地里的星星) by Peter Ho.
Just finished it in 1 hour by skipping/fast forwarding and watch the beauty parts only =p The next day, all of us met together and went to Parkson because the sky was still raining. Wow, it had been raining for 1 night but still hadn't stopped.

My brother & my cousins' sons & daughter:

Came to a shop named 'In-Base', found a T-shirt with a map printed, kinda attractive..... So, I've bought it:) It must be hand-wash because there are many shinny plates sew on it. Wonder what's the map, kinda like south America?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

4th Day of My Leave

While going to aunty's taylor shop to pick up clothes, received 3 calls from office - HuiYing, Daisy & Izah. What a truely bad news! Office monthly parking fees had been raised from RM70 to RM148 next month. The raise is more than 100%, kinda ridiculous. Many of us had discontinued the season parking.

Aunt had moved out from our 1st floor to her new apartment which is nearer to her work place last Sunday. Finally they have their own house, nice living room & own bedrooms.

Tonight dad & elder bro had fly away to Melbourne to attend younger bro's graduation ceremony. Younger bro had booked the Philip Island trip for them. I hadn't visit the island b4 because remembered last time they said the penguins were too small to see from the other side at night, not that worth. Well, due to the fire at Victoria forest, bro said 2/3 of the forest had been destroyed, so there was a lot of haze in the city now. That's why they'd changed to go island instead of Healesville forest.

Tomorrow gotta face the reality again, gotta back to office. The office will have some changes after the renovation, I wonder how's the arranging of other departments as well. So many things had been changed in my 4-Day leaves.

Monday, December 11, 2006

3rd Day of My Leave

I never aware that my driving licence had expired 3 months ago. Until today I went to bank and the customer service representative asked for my licence and she discovered it's expired. Wow, I've been driving more than 3 months with an expired licence! So dangerous. I quickly went to Post office to do renewal for 5 years.

- Movie -
Love @ First Note is a typical HK film which hasn't shown in cinema here, starred by Justin, Kary Ng & Alex Fong. Kinda educational in moral, Justin is kinda funny. It's surprise to see that George Lam & Leo Ku took part in that film. More surprise is that the ending broadcasts the song of 痴心绝对 in Cantonese. Well, the story is so so, just that it has Justin and his songs.

Friday, December 08, 2006

2nd Day of my Leave

Shop around Bukit Bintang area today... Need to get some tech stuff.
I've bought a Taiwan brand(Adata, RM159) SD card 150x 2GB for our digital camera. It needs a larger memory because it uses 10MP. My elder brother also bought himself a 2GB thumbdrive, Adata as well.

Times Square > Imbi Plaza > Low Yat Plaza > Sg Wang > Lot 10 > KL Plaza. Xmas trees were all the way...... legs were kinda tired now.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

1st Day of my Leave

This morning my insurance agent had met me and I'd signed up one of their plan. Well, I'm not that clear of the details, it's just a simple endowment+critical illness plan. So, next year I can fill it up on my income tax field.

Since my elder brother just back from UK, I drove him around for shoppings. Our 1st destination was to visit my aunty's new shop and had a greet. Some clothes were handed over by my bro to my aunty for amendments as well, tayloring is quite costly at that country.

Aunty's mobile phone got some problem, I could passed my K700i to her since I received another old mobile phone from my bro - Sony Ericson K750i. However, it has been locked by Vodafone software, have to send to repair shop to reinstall the software only able to be used. It used to be one of my dream phone because of its 2MP camera.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Clear Leaves

Time to clear leave. I'll be on leave on 7, 8, 11, 12, 18(pm), 19, 21, 22 this month. My elder brother as well, he's just back to msia tonight until 22. I received a new digital camera from him - Panasonic Lumix DMC LX2, a pocket-sized dSLR camera:)