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Thursday, May 21, 2009

sun burnt in ranau...

of all places to get a sun burn, it amazes me how hot ranau can be these days. no longer is the mountain proximity town a cool place, it's relatively as hot as how kk city (then town) once was.

was off to ranau today for a day trip on work matters and am extremely tired from the trip. on top of that i didn't get enough sleep the night before either. spent the night chit chatting away with my mum in her room. *haha* but it was a night worth sleeping late. no matter.

after ranau, did some work in the office and then drove back home. as soon as i reached home, went to my mum's room and plopped myself on her bed. then it was zzz-land from them on til maghrib prayers *when i was awaken by my cute lil bro* needed to send the lil boys for tuition. got back, checked and replied my e-mails then forced my bum off the chair and onto the treadmill for a good 17mins. then it was pick up time. thanks to brother cho cho for lending his driving services.

anyhoo... i can't believe adam didn't win AI8!!!! ah well, can't wait for him to hit the airwaves though. that guy's really got talent and star power. don't get me wrong. i don't have anything against kris. he's a good singer/performer but side by side with adam and adam shines brighter with his quirky uniqueness and charisma. no matter. i'm pretty sure they're both gonna make it big in the industry.
ooo. the iphone craze is on!!! i'm considering jumping on the band wagon as well. my mum says the iphone is somewhat of a status quo more than anything else. a statement if you may. but it would be interesting *says the tech-gadget geek* lol!!

before i forget, for those of you guys and girls in kk, if you're interested in modelling (runway, commercial ads, magazines, editorials, etc), check out the newly opened estilo model & talent agency. they're holding photoshoots soon. photographers out there, they are also looking out for you guys. coming soon in june is estilo magazine set to be the sabah's leading fashion magazine and the 1st of it's kind here.

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Friday, May 15, 2009


i seriously feel that there's just so much more than i'm capable of doing but have not been able to do yet. it doesn't help that i keep making excuses to justify why i haven't fulfilled my highest potential yet. of course there's always the "i don't have time" or "i'm pre-occupied with things" and the likes.

i admit i'm quite the procrastinator and looks like it's worsening these days. no matter. when there's a flaw (or so) then there's still room to improve and reinvent oneself. so i suppose if you look at it in a positive light, there's still light at the end of the tunnel. haha. now that kinda vaguely sounded dramatic init? but honestly, i am aware of my procrastination and it's implications and i am doing my best to spring myself into action.

sometimes i feel that i spend too much time planning things but taking my time actually executing them. not something i'm proud of though. again, on a more positive light, i am taking those baby *and i mean baby* steps to be a better person in general.

speaking of which, the year started a bit shaky and then approaching mid-year things are getting a bit more rocky but it should all pan out well soon enough. life is just filled with valleys and mountains *sounds better than saying ups and downs.. haha!* and we can plan, adapt to the changes and roadblocks and move on, right?

so here i am, babbling about the things that i've yet to accomplish *hence underaccomplishing...* and no, i am not complaining about the challenges blown my *and my family's* way. simply rather, a moment of expression. a brief murmur of self-doubt and frustration at my own lack of self discipline in certain aspects of my life. hhmmm... *drowning in thoughts*

Sunday, May 10, 2009

happy mother's day...

this year mother's day falls on may 10th (2nd sunday of the month) which i'm pretty sure is celebrated in many ways everywhere in the world. there'll be special home cook meals or commemorative buffet dinners or simply that special time spent with mothers and grandmothers.

however, 2009 brought a different mothers day experience for my family and i. there was no preparing breakfast in bed or my occassion-only chicken fajitas and cheesy chicken bake pasta. regardless the situation, the family's personal card making and giving session is a must. it's kinda a tradition created by me and my lil bros have followed suit in recent years *their older now. haha* i'm really proud of them both. they're really getting the hang of this card making thing. *beams*

this time around, we couldn't celebrate mothers day like we used to because the situation is different than previous years. what with all the hectic rush of having my mum admitted to smc on monday due to the excessive fluid in her left lung *which had to be drained out* which was intefering with her breathing and was causing pain in her left shoulder and lower back, and i'd been assisting and accompanying her for the first 4 nights til i caught a bit of a fever and am now resuming my hospital duties tonight, several errands had to be put on hold. today some of those errands can be scrapped off the to do list: 1. buy new school bag for lil bro, 2. buy contact lenses for mum, 3. collect lil bro's kumon homework. still a few more things to get done: 1. collect mum's clothes from the tailor, 2. finish up my grandma's skirt, and the list goes on and on. *haha*

on another note, sitting in a hospital does kinda give you a different perspective on life. even at the age i'm at, there's always a risk of falling ill and there are just so many diseases out there. seems like there's no better time than the present to start reflecting on the stuff we put into our mouths and living a more active lifestyle. how do i weasel my way out of my mostly sedentary lifestyle and eating habits that still requires fine tuning and improvement. with that in mind, i'm launching a blog to keep me motivated for that sole purpose separate from this blog. it should be up soon and hopefully the online journal of my journey would serve as both a form to hold me accountable for my health goals as well as for me to share related info on diet, health, fitness and related thoughts. *smiles*